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B their show. yor, The

LORD is

a jealous God, and a revenger. a Ex. 20. 5. &or, gallants. Ps. 94. 1. that hath fury.

6 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the fierceness of

λ discovered.

his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, or, from and the rocks are thrown down by him.

the days

7 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

that she hath been. vor, cause them to turn. c Ps. 68. 8. Tor, and their infinite store.

12 Thus saith the LORD, Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.

13 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst thy bonds in sunder.

14 And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I cut off the graven image and the molten image; I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.

15 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows: for Sthe wicked shall no more pass through thee; he is utterly cut off. CHAPTER II.

HE that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy power mightily.

2 For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out, and marred their vine branches.

3 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.

4 The chariots shall rage in the streets,

n covering, or, coverer. 0 or, molten.

K or, that which was

established, or, there was

a stand made.

p vessels of desire.

a Zep. 2. 13. o stand up,

Re. 6. 17.

T strength.

e Ps. 27. 5. f1 Th. 5.2, 3. Ф counsellor

of Belial.

g Eze. 24. 9.

bloods.

d

or, If they

would have been at

feast.

Belial.

13 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions; and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard. CHAPTER III.

WOE to the x bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not;

2 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping chariots.

peace, so

3 The horseman lifteth up both the y bright sword and the glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and there is none end of their corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:

should they

have been many, and 80 should they have been shorn, should have passed away.

4 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.

and he

5 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy B shorn. skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the flame of the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms the lightning thy shame. of the spear. h Is. 52.7.

6 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.

7 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? whence shall I seck comforters for thee?

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8 Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was the sea, and her wall was from the sea?

9 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put and Lubim were v thy helpers.

V

i Is. 29. 7, 8. nor, The dis

perser, or,
hammer.

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or, pride. K No-Amon,

they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings.

5 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the 7 defence shall be prepared.

6 The gates of the rivers shall be ope and the palace shall be dissolved.

7 And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up, and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves, tabering upon their breasts.

8 But Nineveh is "of old like a pool of water; yet they shall flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look back.

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or, nourishing. Adyed. uor, fiery. vin thy help.

9 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold; " for there is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant furniture.

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CHAPTER I. THE burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.

2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!

3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention.

4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.

5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: fore I will work a work in your days, which will not believe, though it be told you.

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6 For, lo, I raise up thed Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.

7 They are terrible and dreadful:μor, their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.

8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

9 They shall come all for violence; P their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

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a La. 3. 8.

Bor, moving.
yor, flue net.
Is. 10.13..15
Sor, wrested.
Sfat, or,
dainty.

c Is. 29. 14.

a Fulfilled

2 Ch. 36. 6.
fenced

ruin of Nineveh. sword shall cut thee off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.

16 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven: the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.

17 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not known where they are.

18 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of

Assyria thy y nobles shall dwell in the dust; thy people is scattered upon the mountains, and no man gathereth them.

19 There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous; all that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee: for upon whom' hath not thy wickedness passed continually?

from
them shall
proceed the
judgment
of these,

and captivi-
ty of these.
v sharp.
John 3.36.
Tor, How
much more.
por, the sup-
ping of
their faces,
or, their
faces shall
look to-
ward the
east. Heb.
the oppo-
sition of
their faces
toward the
east.

Trock.

σor, Ho, he.
founded.
Is. 33. 1.
xor, griev-

ance.

bloods.

place.
Ps. 85. 8.
breadths.

in me.
K or,
upon my

λ

CHAPTER II.

reproof, or, I WILL stand upon my watch, and set

arguing,
or, when I
am argued
with.

me upon the tower, and will watch to
see what he will say unto me, and what
I shall answer when I am reproved.

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2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?

14 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?

15 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their y drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.

16 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat Splenteous.

17 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?

4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.

5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

6 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that ladeth himself with thick clay!

7 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto them?

8 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of

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10 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

11. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and beam out the timber shall answer it.

iniquity!

13 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves for very vanity?

Bor, diseases,
De. 32. 24.
yor, gaineth
an evil gain.
palm of

the hand.

a Mi. 5. 2.

12 Woe to him that buildeth a town

Ethiopia. nor, under affliction, or, vanity.

with blood, and stablisheth a city by eor,piece, or, riots of salvation?

fastening. Kor, witness against. bloods.

14 For the earth shall be filled P with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

μ or, were.
v the rivers
of the earth.
Tor, in vain.

ing the.

bour drink, that puttest thy bottle to b Jos.10.12,13
15 Woe unto him that giveth his neigh-por, by know-
him, and makest him drunken also, that
thou mayest look on their nakedness!

16 Thou art filled with shame for glory drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.

oor, thine ar-
rows walked
in the light.
Tor, more

with shame

than with.

17 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

18 What profiteth the graven image, that the maker thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols ?

19 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.

20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: Y let all the earth keep silence before him. CHAPTER III. A PRAYER of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

20 LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

5 Before him went the pestilence, and

c Phi. 3. 19.
d Je.25.27..29
e Ps. 110. 6.

Ф making
naked.
X were tem-
pestuous.
fashioner
of his
fashion.
Bor, mud.
Ps. 11. 4.
y be silent
all the earth.
8 or, cut them

in pieces.
or, accord-
ing to vari-

able songs,
or, tunes,
called in
Hebrew,
Shigionoth.
report, or,
hearing.
or, preserve

alive.

The Divine majesty. burning coals went forth at his feet.

6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations: and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

7 I saw the tents of Cushan 7 in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

Jno. 10. 10.
lie.

CHAPTER I.

THE word of the LORD which came
unto Zephaniah the son of Cushi, the son
of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the sony
of Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son
of Amon king of Judah.

2 YI will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the LORD.

3 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and

8 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy cha

Bor, idols.

By taking away, I will make an end. a Fulfilled, 624.

2 Ki. 23.4,5. face of the.

9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice,

lifted up his on high.

11 The sun

b and moon stood still in

their habitation: at the light of thine

arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.

12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.

13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the heade out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages; they X came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters.

16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.

λ the south.

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

h Job 13. 15.
μor, bright
beams out

of his side.
v Neginoth,

19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my Ps. 4, Title." stringed instruments.

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

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the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks with the wicked; and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the LORD.

4 I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut offa the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the

priests;

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Judgment predicted.

5 And them that worship, the host of heaven upon the housetops; and them c that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that swear by Malcham;

6 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not soughts the LORD, nor inquired for him.

7 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD; for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath y bid his guests.

8 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.

9 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and deceit.

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1 Ki. 11. 33.
He. 10. 38.
He. 2. 3.
Zec. 2. 13.

iPhi. 4. 5.
* Is. 11. 11.
Mi. 4. 7.
y sanctified,
or, prepared,

Col. 1. 12.
Mat. 22. 2,
&c.
Re. 19. 17.
8 or, when.
m Lu. 1. 68.
Svisit upon.
Ps. 126.1..4

Je. 29. 14.
• Je. 48.1,&c.
curded, or,

thickened.

r Je. 48. 11.
Am. 6. 1.
Re. 2. 23.
7 Ps. 94. 7.

10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.

11 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.

12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are ? settled on their lees; that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

11 The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from

13 Therefore their goods shall become make lean. his place, even all the isles of the heathen. a booty, and their houses a desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they shall plant vine-Re.6.15..17. yards, but not drink the wine thereof.

r Is. 20. 4.
Is. 10.12,16.
t Joel 2.1,11.

by

12 Ye Ethiopians" also, ye shall be slain
sword.
my

v Is. 22. 5.
Je. 30. 7.

13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.

14 The great day of the LORD is near,t it is near, and hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty" man shall cry there bitterly.

or, pelican. or, knops, or, chapiters.

w Am. 5. 18.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of waste-or, when ness and desolation, a day of darkness w and gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,

14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it: their voice shall sing in the windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds: for he shall uncover the cedar work.

he hath un-
covered.
* Je. 4. 19.
y Is. 47. 8.
Re. 18. 7.

16 A day of the trumpet and alarm
against the fenced cities, and against the Is. 59. 10.
high towers.
a Ps. 79. 3.
Je. 9. 22.

17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood" shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.

craw, or, gluttonous. Eze. 7. 19.

15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly; that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand. CHAPTER III. WOE to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing city!

V

struction.

C

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day chap. 3. 8. of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land & Joel 2. 16. shall be devoured by the fire of his jea-Je.23.11,32. lousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land. CHAPTER II.

2 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.

por, desirous.
Ho. 13. 3.

GATHER yourselves together, yea,
gather together, O nation not desired;

Ec.3.16,17. h2 Ki. 22.13,

3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow. 4 Her prophets are light and treacherous 17. persons: her priests have polluted the sanc23.26. tuary, they have done violence to the law. 2 Ch.36.16, 5 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; 17. he will not do iniquity: every morning σ morning doth he bring his judgment to light, he failby morning eth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.* 95. 7, 8. 3 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of Je. 8. 12. 6 I have cut off the nations: their the earth, which have wrought his judg-Am.5.6,15. towers are desolate; I made their streets ment; m seek righteousness, seek meek-Tor, corners. waste, that none passeth by: their cities ness: it may be ye shall be hid in the are destroyed, so that there is no man, day of the LORD's anger. that there is none inhabitant.

2 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger come upon you.

4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noonday, and Ekron shall be rooted up.

5 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea

b Pr. 11. 4.

π or, in

Punishment of various nations.

coast, the nation of the Cherethites!" the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.

6 And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for shepherds, and folds for flocks. 7 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall they lie down in the evening; for the LORD their God shall visit m them, and turn away" their captivity.

8 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Am mon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border.

m Zec. 8. 19.
n Jon. 3. 9.

Je. 47. 5.
Zec. 9.5, 6.
Is. 63. 8.
q Mi. 2. 1, 2.

9 Therefore, as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

10 This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.

7 I said, Surely? thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive instruction: so their dwelling should not be cut off, howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted all their doings.

Judgment and mercy.

C

8 Therefore wait" ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that I rise up to the prey; for my determination is to gather the nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.

9 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one & consent.

yor, faint.

10 From beyond the rivers of Ethio-shoulder. pia my suppliants, even the daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.

11 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings, wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy pride; and thou shalt no more be haughty because of mine holy mountain.

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12 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

13 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies;" neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

a Pr. 20. 22. La.3.25,26.

Zec.2.10;9.9

c Joel 3. 2. Mat. 25. 32.

Ro.8.33,34.

Re. 12. 10.

of hosts,Consider your ways.

6 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have not enough; ye' drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages, earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

7 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Consider your ways.

8 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

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9 Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

e 2 Pe. 3. 10.

slip.

ƒ Ac. 2. 4, &c.

Ps. 68. 31.
Is. 18. 1, 7.

h Is. 62. 5. Je. 32. 41. be silent. i Ps. 49. 5. Joel2.26,27. n the burden upon it was reproach.

0 in.

K set them for a.

A of their shame.

Ja. 2. 5.

I Am. 9. 14.

m Mat. 13. 41. n Re. 21. 27.

CHAPTER I. IN the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD, 8 by Haggai the prophet, unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, Y governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,

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Ezr. 4. 24. 5. 1, 2. Bby the hand of. Ezr. 3. 2. 2 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, Yor, captain. saying, This people say, The time is not c1 Ch. 6. 15. come, the time that the LORD's housed Mal. 2. 7. should be built.

3 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,

2 Co. 5. 20. Mat. 28. 20. 1 Co. 12.4.. 11.

4 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house lie waste?

5 Now, therefore, thus saith the LORD Ezr. 5. 2, 8.

& Set your heart on.

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g 2 Sa. 7. 2.

La. 3. 40.
De. 28. 38.

I Ho. 4. 10.

Mi. 6. 14.

Spierced.

n by the

hand of. m Ezr. 3. 12. ch. 2. 16, 17. e or, it away.

• Zec. 4. 10. ? Zec. 8. 9.

De. 28. 23.

Ho. 2. 9.

rchap. 1. 13. 1 Ki. 17. 1.

10 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is stayed from her fruit.

46.

8

"Ne. 9. 20. Ps.51.11,12. Is. 63.11,14.

11 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bring-Joel 3. 16. eth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

He. 12. 26.

2 Ki. 8. 1.

tEx. 29. 45,

Evangelical predictions.

14 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.

15 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out a thine enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of thee: thou shalt not see evil

any more.

16 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not; and to Zion, Let not thine hands be y slack.

17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love; he will joy over thee with singing.

18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom n the reproach of it was a burden.

19 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee; and I will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where they have been put to shame.

20 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before your eyes, saith the LORD.

12 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.

13 Then spake Haggai, the LORD's messenger,d in the LORD's message unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.

14 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came, and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,

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15 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the second year of Darius the king.

CHAPTER II.

IN the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai, saying,

2 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,

3 Whom is left among you that saw this house in her first glory? and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison of it as nothing?

4 Yet now be strong," O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:

5 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit" remaineth among you; fear ye not.

6 For thus saith the LORD of hosts, Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake

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