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Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a 'tent! day of the Lord's vengeance, the that shall not be removedl, the stakes year of recompence in the controIwhereofl shall 'never be 'plucked up', 9 versy of Zion. And the streams

neither shall any of the cords thereof thereof shall be turned into pitch, and 21 be broken. 'But there the LORD will the dust thereof into brimstone, and

be 'with us lin majesty!, la place of the land thereof shall become burnbroad rivers and streams; wherein 10 ing pitch. °It shall not be quenched

shall go no galley with oars, neither night nor day; the smoke thereof 22 shall gallant ship pass thereby. °For shall go up for ever : from generation

the Lord is our judge, the Lord is to generation it shall lie waste ; none

our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; shall pass through it for ever and ever. 23 he will save us. °Thy tacklings are 11 °But the pelicani and the 'porcu

loosed; they could not strengthen pinel shall possess it; land! the bowl Ithe foot of their mast, they could and the raven shall dwell 'thereinl: not spread the sail : then Iwasl the and he shall stretch lover! it the

prey of a great spoil divided; the line of confusion, and the plummet! 24 lame 'tookl the prey. And the in- 12 of emptiness. They shall call the

habitant shall not say, I am sick: the nobles thereof to the kingdom, but people that dwell therein shall be none shall be there; and all her prinforgiven their iniquity.

13 ces shall be nothing. °And thorns

shall come up in her palaces, nettles 341 Come near, ye nations, to hear; and 'thistles in the fortresses thereof:

and hearken, ye 'peoples': let the and it shall be lan! habitation of 'jackearth hear, and the fulness thereoft ; * 14 als', a court for slostriches!. And!

the world, and all things that come the wild beasts of the desert shall (2) forth of it. 'For the LORD 'hath' meet with the 8l wolvesl, and the 'satyr

indignation 'against all the nations, shall cry to his fellow; 'yeal, 10the and fury lagainst all their host!: SInight-monster shall Isettlel there, he hath ?utterly destroyed them, he and 'shall! find 'herl a place of rest.

hath delivered them to the slaughter. * 15 "There shall the larrowsnakel make (3) °Their slain also shall be cast out, her nest, and lay, and hatch, and

and Ithel stink of their carcases shall gather under her shadow: 'yeal, there

come up, and the mountains shall be shall the "kitesi be gathered, every 4) melted with their blood. 'And all the 16 one with her mate. °Seek ye out of

host of heaven shall be dissolved, the book of the LORD, and read: no and the heavens shall be rolled to- one of these shall be missing!, none gether as a scroll: and all their host shall want her mate: for my mouth shall 'fade away', as the leaf 'fadeth' it hath commanded, and his spirit it

from off the vine, and as a 'fading 17 hath gathered them. And he hath 5 leaf from the fig tree.

cast the lot for them, and his hand sword 'hath drunk its filll in heaven: hath divided it unto them by line: behold, it shall come down upon they shall possess it for ever, from

Edom', and upon the people of my generation to generation shall they (6 4curse, to judgement. *°The sword dwell therein.

of the LORD is filled with blood, it is made fat with fatness, with the blood 35(1 The wilderness and the ilsolitary of lambs and goats, with the fat of place shall be glad; and the desert the kidneys of rams: for the Lord shall rejoice, and blossom as the hath a sacrifice in Bozrah, and a (2 12rose.

'It shall blossom abundantly, great slaughter in the land of 'Edom!. and rejoice even with joy and singing; 7 And the 'wild-oxen! shall come down the glory of Lebanon shall be given

with them, and the bullocks with unto it, the excellency of Carmel and the bulls; and their land shall be Sharon: they shall see the glory of

Sidrunken' with blood, and their dust the LORD, the excellency of *(8 made fat with fatness. For it is the God.

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VERSION OF 1611.-20 tabernacle.. taken down; Not one of.. thereof.. ever . . removed ; 21 glorious ..unto; 23, take. -XXXIV. 1 people .. all that is therein ; 2 of the . . is upon . . (his)

upon . . armies; 3_their .. (out); 4 fall down .. falleth . . falling fig; 5 shall be bathed . . Idumea; 6 (And). . Idumea ; 7 unicorns.. soaked; 8 (And).. recompences for ; 11 cormorant.. bittern . . also.. in it .. out upon stones; 13 brambles ..a.. dragons, And .. owls; 14 also wild beasts of the island .shrich owl also.. rest .. for herself; 15 great owl.. vultures also; 16 fail. -XXXV. 1 (for them); 2 (And).=[77]

your God

3 Strengthen ye the weak hands, and (1) confirm the Ifeeble knees. 'Say to

them that are of a ?fearful heart, Be
strong, fear not: sbehold,
will come with vengeance, with the

recompence Toft God; he will come á and save you. 'Then the eyes of the

blind shall be opened, and the ears of 6 the deaf shall be unstopped. "Then

shall the lame man leap as lan' hart, and the tongue of the dumb 'shalli sing: for in the wilderness shall

waters break out, and streams in ī the desert. And the glowing

sand! shall become a pool, and the thirsty ground! springs of water: in the habitation of 'jackals', where

Itheyi lay, shall be sgrass with * 8 reeds and rushes. And 'an' high

way shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it; but it shall be for those: the way

faring men, 'yeal fools, shall not err 9) therein. No lion shall be there, nor

shall any ravenous beast go up thereon, they shall not be found there;

but the redeemed shall walk there : 10) oand the ransomed of the LORD shall

return, and come with 'singing unto! Zion; and everlasting joy, shall be! upon their heads: they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and

sighing shall flee away. 361 Now it came to pass in the four

teenth year of king Hezekiah, that Sennacherib king of Assyria came up against all the fencedí cities of 2 Judah, and took them. °And the

king of Assyria sent 'Rabshakeh from Lachish to Jerusalem unto king Hezekiah with a great army. And he stood by the conduit of the upper

pool in the high way of the fuller's 3 field. "Then came forth unto him

Eliakim Ithel son lof Hilkiahi, which was over the household!, and Sheb

na the 10scribe, and Joah 'thel son lof 4 Asaphi thellrecorder. "And Rab

shakeh said unto them, Say, ye now to Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria, What con:

fidence is this wherein thou trustest? (5)°I say, 'thyl counsel and strength for

sither war are but vain words : now on

whom dost thou trust, that thou 'hast 6 rebelled! against me?' 'Behold!, thou

trustest iupon the staff of this bruised' reed, leven upon! Egypt; whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is

Pharaoh king of Egypt to all that 7 trust 'on' him. But if thou say 'un

tol me, We trust in the LORD our God: is not that he, whose high places and whose altars Hezekiah hath taken away, and 'hath' said to

Judah and to Jerusalem, Ye shall wor8) ship before this altar? Now therefore, I pray thee, 12give pledges to my master the king of Assyria, and I will give thee two thousand horses,

if thou be able on thy part to set 9 riders upon them. How then 'cansti

thou turn away the face of one captain of the least of my master's servants,

and put thy trust on Egypt for char10 iots and for horsemen? °And am

I now come up without the LORD against this land to destroy it? The

LORD said unto me, Go up against 11 this land, and destroy it.

Then said Eliakim and Shebna and Joah unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, unto thy servants in the 18Syrian language; for we understand it; and speak not to us in the Jews' language,

in the ears of the people that are on 12 the wall. But Rabshakeh said, Hath

my master sent me to thy master, and to thee, to speak these words ? hath he not sent me to the men that sit upon the wall, 'to eat their own dung,

and 'to! drink their own 'waterl with 13 you? "Then Rabshakeh stood, and

cried with a loud ice in the Jews' language, and said, Hear ye the words

of the great king, the king of Assyria. 14 °Thus saith the king, Let not Heze

kiah deceive you; for be shall not be 15 able to deliver you: oneither let Heze

kiah make you trust in the LORD, saying, The Lord will surely deliver us; this city shall not be 'giveni into

the hand of the king of Assyria. (16 °Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus

saith the king of Assyria, 14Make 'your peacel with me, and come out to me; and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters

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8 Heb. Sanherib. 9 The title of an Assyrian officer. 10 Or, secretary 11 Or, Ichronicler! 12 Or, I make a wager with 13 Heb. Aramean. 14 Heb. Make with me a blessing.

of God

VERSION OF 1611.-4 (Even). . (a); 6 a; 7 parched ground.. land.. dragons . . each ; 8 a .. though; 9 It; 10 10 .. songs. -XXXVI. i defenced; 3 Hilkiah's house . . Asaph's; 5 (sayest thou, but they).. I have .. rebellest; 6 Lo.. in .. broken..on.. in; 7 to .. it ; 9 wilt; 12 that they may · piss ; 15 delivered; 16 an agreement..(by a present). = [42]


17 of his own cistern: 'until I come and

take you away to a land like your

own land, a land of corn and wine, 18 a land of bread and vineyards. °Be

ware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, The Lord will deliver us. Hath any of the gods of the nations de

livered his land out of the hand of 19 the king of Assyria ? °Where are

the gods of Hamath and 'Arpad!? where are the gods of Sepharvaim?

and have they delivered Samaria out 20 of my hand?' 'Who are they lamong!

all the gods of these countries', that have delivered their country' out of my hand, that the LORD should deliver Jerusalem out of my

hand ? 21 °But they held their peace, and an

swered him not a word: for the king's

commandment was, saying, Answer 22 him not. "Then came Eliakim the

son of Hilkiah, that was over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and Joah the son of Asaph the recorder, Hezekiah with their clothes rent, and told him the words

of Rabshakeh. 371 And it came to pass, when king

Hezekiah heard it, that he rent his clothes, and covered himself with

sackcloth, and went into the house 2 of the Lord. 'And he sent Eliakim, who was

over the household, and Shebna the scribe, and the elders of the priests, covered with sack

cloth, unto Isaiah the prophet the 3 son of Amoz. "And they said unto

him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and of contumely! : for the children

are come to the birth, and there is *\ not strength to bring forth. °It may

be the LORD thy God will hear the words of Rabshakeh, ?whom the king of Assyria his master hath sent to reproach the living God, and will Trebukel the words which the Lord thy God hath heard: wherefore lift

up thy prayer for the remnant that 5 is left. °Šo the servants of king 6 Hezekiah came to Isaiah. °And

Isaiah said unto them, Thus shall ye say to your master, Thus saith the LORD, Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard, wherewith the

servants of the king of Assyria have * 7 blasphemed me. °Behold, I will slputi

a Slspiriti 'in' him, and he shall hear a rumour, and shalll return lunto! his

own land; and I will cause him to fall

by the sword in his own land. 8 So Rabshakeh returned, and found

the king of Assyria warring against

Libnah: for he had heard that he was 9 departed from Lachish. °And he

heard say concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiopia, He is come 'out' to 'fight against thee. And when he heard

it, he sent messengers to Hezekiah, 10 saying, "Thus shall ye speak to Heze

kiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God in whom thou trustest de. ceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall

not be given into the hand of the king 11 of Assyria. "Behold, thou hast heard

what the kings of Assyria have done to

all lands, by 8destroying them utterly: (12 and shalt thou be delivered? Have

the gods of the nations delivered them, which my

fathers have destroyed, Gozan, and Haran, and Rezeph, and

the children of Eden which were in 13 Telassar ? "Where is the king of

Hamath, and the king of Arpadl, and

the king of the city of Sepharvaim, 14 lof! Hena, and 41Ivvah!? And Heze

kiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it: and Hezekiah went up unto the house of

the Lord, and spread it before the 15 LORD. 'And Hezekiah prayed unto 16 the Lord, saying, °O Lord of hosts,

the God of Ísrael, that 5.sittest upon! the 'cherubim', thou art the God, even thou alone, of all the kingdoms of the

earth; thou hast made heaven and * 17 earth. Incline thine ear, O LORD,

and hear; open thine eyes, O LORD, and see: and hear all the words of

Sennacherib, which hath sent to re18 proach the living God. Of a truth,

Lord, the kings of Assyria have laid

waste all the countries, and their 19 'land!, °and have cast their gods into

the fire: for they were no gods, but the work of men's hands, wood and

stone; therefore they have destroyed 20 them. Now therefore, O LORD our

God, save us from his hand, that all the kingdoms of the earth may know

that thou art the LORD, even thou only. 21 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent

unto Hezekiah, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Ithel God of Israel, Whereas

thou hast prayed to me against Sen(22 nacherib king of Assyria, this is the

word which the Lord hath spoken concerning him : The virgin daughter

1 See 2 Kings xix. 2 Or, Iwherewithl the king of As

syria . . . hath sent him

3 Heb. devoting them. * In 2 Kings xvii. 24, Arua. 6 Or, dwellest between

VERSION OF 1611. 19 Arphad ; 20 amongst .. lands . . land. XXXVII. 3 blasphemy ; 4 reprove ; 6 unto; 7 send .. blast upon .. to; 9 forth .. make war with ; 12 (as); 13 Arphad .. Ivah; 16 dwellest between ..cherubims; 18 nations.. countries ; 22 (the). = [24]

of Zion hath despised thee and laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jeru

salem hath shaken her head lat thee. 23 °Whom hast thou reproached and

blasphemed? and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice and lifted up

thine eyes on high ? even against the 21) Holy One of Israel. °By thy servants

hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, 'With the multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the 'innermost partsi of Lebanon ; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, and the choice afir trees thereof: and I

will enter into his 'farthesti height, 3 the forest of his sifruitful fieldi. I

have digged and drunk water, and

with the sole of my feet 'willi I dry! (26) up all the rivers of 31 Egyptı. "Hast

thou not heard how I have done it long ago, and formed it of ancient times ? now have I brought it to pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste

fencedi cities into ruinous heaps. 27 °Therefore their inhabitants were of

small power, they were dismayed and confounded; they were as the grass of the field, and as the green herb, as the grass on the housetops, and as 4a

field of corn before it be grown up. 28 °But I know thy Slsitting downl, and thy

going out, and thy coming in, and thy 29 fraging against me. °Because Toft

thy 'raging against me, and 'for that Sthine arrogancy' is come up into mine ears, therefore will I put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips,

and I will turn thee back by the way 30 by which thou camest. "And this

shall be ithel sign unto thee: ye shall eat this year that which' groweth of itself, and in the second year that which springeth of the same; and in the third year sow ye, and reap, and

plant vineyards, and eat the fruit 31 thereof. And the remnant that is

escaped of the house of Judah shall

again take root downward, and bear 32) fruit upward. °For out of Jerusalem

shall go forth a remnant, and out of mount Zion they that 'shall' escape :

the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall 33 'perform this. Therefore thus saith

the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not come 'untol this city, nor shoot an arrow there, 'neither

shall hel come before it with Ishieldi, 34 nor cast a 'mount against it. "By the

way that he came, by the same shall

he return, and 'hel shall not come 35 "unto this city, saith the LORD. °For

I will defend this city to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant

David's sake. 36 And! the angel of the LORD went

forth, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians lal hundred and fourscore and five thousand : and when 'men!

arose early in the morning; behold, 37 they were all dead corpses. °So Sen

nacherib king of Assyria departed,

and went and returned, and dwelt at 38 Nineveh. And it came to pass, as he

was worshipping in the house of Nisroch his god, that Adrammelech and Sharezer his sons smote him with the sword : and they escaped into the land of "Ararati. And Esar-haddon

his son reigned in his stead. 381 ?In those days was Hezekiah sick

unto death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him, and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD,

Set thine house in order; for thou 2 shalt die, and not live. "Then Heze

kiah turned his face to the wall,

and prayed unto the LORD, and said, 3 °Remember now, O LORD, I beseech

thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

"Then came the word of the LORD to 5 Isaiah, saying, oGo, and say to Heze

kiah, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold,

I will add unto thy days fifteen years. 6 °And I will deliver thee and this city

out of the hand of the king of Assyria: 7 and I will defend this city. And this

shall be Ithel sign unto thee from the

LORD, that the Lord will do this thing 8) that he hath spoken: °behold, I will

'causel the shadow lon! the Isteps', which is gone down lon! the 8dial of Ahaz 'with the sun, 'to return backward ten 'stepsl. So the sun returned ten Isteps 10on the dial whereon' it was

gone down.


The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness.

1 Heb. after. ? Or, Icypress 3 Or, idefencel Heb. Mazor.

ch, xix. 6.

4 In 2 Kings xix. 26, corn blasted.
* Or, thy lcareless ease!
• Heb. the escaped of the house of

Fudah that remain.

? See 2 Kings xx. 1, &c. * Heb. steps.

Or, iby! 10 Or, by which steps it Emoc.


VERSION OF 1611.-24 By .. sides .. the..of.. border, and .. Carmel : 25 have.. dried . . the besieged places; 26 (that I have).. Defenced ; 27 blasted ; 28 abode rage; 29 rage . . thy tumult; 30 a such as ; 32 do; 33 into . . Nor . . shields .. bank; 34 into; 36 Then .. an.. they ; 38 Armenia. XXXVIII. 1 unto; 2 toward ; 7 a; 8 bring again .. of.. degrees . . in . . degrees .. degrees, by which degrees. = [48]

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10 I said, In the linoontidel of my days Therefore we will sing my songs to I shall go linto the gates of the

the stringed instruments
grave :

All the days of our life in the house
I am deprived of the residue of my

of the LORD.

21 121 Nowi Isaiah had said, Let them 11 I said, I shall not see 8the LORD, take a 'cakel of figs, and lay it for a

even 8the Lord in the land of the plaister upon the boil, and he shall

22 recover. °Hezekiah also had said,
I shall behold man no more with What is the sign that I shall go up to
the inhabitants of the world.

the house of the LORD ?
* 12) Mine Sage is removed, and is carried | 39(1 18At that time Merodach-baladan

away from me as a shepherd's the son of Baladan, king of Babylon,

sent letters and a present to HezeI have trolled up' like a weaver my kiah : for he heard that he had been

life; he will cut me off sifrom thel 2 sick, and was recovered. And Heze-
61 loomi:

kiah was glad of them, and shewed
From day even to night wilt thou them the house of his 14precious things,
make an end of me.

the silver, and the gold, and the spices, (13 'I 'quieted myself until' morning ; and the precious loill, and all the

as a lion, so he breaketh all my house of his 15armour, and all that was
bones :

found in his treasures : there was
From day even to night wilt thou nothing in his house, nor in all his
make an end of me.

dominion, that Hezekiah shewed them * 14) Like a swallow or a crane, so did I 3 not. "Then came Isaiah the prophet chatter;

unto king Hezekiah, and said unto I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes him, What said these men ? and from fail with looking upward ;

whence came they unto thee? And O Lord, I am oppressed, 'be thou Hezekiah said, They are come from a my surety!.

far country unto me, even from Baby15 What shalí i


? he hath both 4lon. 'Then said he, What have they spoken unto me, and himself seen in thine house? And Hezekiah hath done it :

answered, All that is in mine house I shall go #softly all my years 'be- have they seen : there is nothing

cause of the bitterness of my soul. among my treasures that I have not 16) O Lord, by these things men live, 5 shewed them. Then said Isaiah to

And 'wholly therein! is the life of Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD
my spirit :

6 of hosts. 'Behold, the days come,
91 Whereforel recover thou me, and that all that is in thine house, and
make me to live.

that which thy fathers have laid up in 17 Behold, it was for my peace store until this day, shall be carried that I had great bitterness :

to Babylon: nothing shall be left,
But 10thou hast in love to my soul 7 saith the LORD. °And of thy sons

delivered it from the pit of alcor- that shall issue from thee, which thou

shalt beget, shall they take away; and
For thou hast cast all


sins they shall be eunuchs in the palace behind thy back.

8 of the king of Babylon. "Then said 18 For ?the grave cannot praise thee, Hezekiah Tuntoi Isaiah, Good is the death cannot celebrate thee:

word of the LORD which thou hast They that go down into the pit spoken. He said moreover, For there cannot hope for thy truth.

shall be peace and truth in my days. 19 The living, the living, he shall

praise thee, as I do this day : 401 Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, The father to the children shall 2 saith your God. °Speak ye 16comfortmake known thy truth.

ably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, 20 The LORD ligi ready to save me : that her 17 warfare is accomplished,


1 Or, Itranquillity i
? Heb. Sheol.
3 Heb. Jah.
Or, Iwhen I am among them that

have ceased to be!
5 Or, Thabitation
6 Heb. thrum.

7 Or, 1 I thought! until morning, As

a lion, so will he break Evc.
& Or, las in solemn procession) See

Ps. xlii. 4.
9 Or, So wilt thou recover me
10 Heb. thou hast loved my soul from

11 Or, I nothingness!
19 See 2 Kings xx. 7, 8.
18 See 2 Kings xx. 12, &c.
14 Or, spicery
15 Or, jewels
16 Heb. to the heart of
17 Or, time lof service!

the pit.

VERSION OF 1611.-10 cutting off.. to; 12 departed..cut off .. with pining sickness ; 13 reckoned till .. (that).. will .. break; 14 undertake for me; 15 in ; 16 in all these things . . So wilt ; 20 was; 21 For .. lump. - - XXXIX. 1 (had); 2 ointment; 8 to.= (30)

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