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The people of God encouraged. ISAIAH, LI.

Comfort to Jerusalem. 5 The Lord God hath openede mine

B.O. 712. shall return, and come with singing unto ear, and I was not b rebellious, neither

Zion; and everlasting joyc shall be upon turned away back.

a Ps. 40. 6..8. their head: they shall obtain gladness 6 Id gave my back to the smiters, and my Mat. 26. 39. and joy; and sorrowe and mourning shall cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I

John 14. 31. Alee away. hid not my face from shame and spitting.

c Jude 24. 12 I, even I, am he that comforteth 7 For the Lord GOD will help me; d Mat. 26. 67. you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be therefore shall I not be confounded : 27.26. afraid of a man that shall die, and of the therefore have I set my face like a flint, eRe. 21. 4. son of man which shall be made as grass; and I know that I shall not be ashamed. I verse 3. 13 And forgettest the LORD thy maker, 8 Heo is near that justifieth me; who

2 Co. 1. 3. that hath stretched forth the heavens, and will contend with me i let us stand to-Ro.8.32..34. laid the foundations of the earth ; and gether: who is B mine adversary Ph let B the master hast feared continually every day behim come near to me.

of my cause. cause of the fury of the oppressor, as if ,

"Zec.3.1,&c. he were ready to destroy? and where i who is he that shall condemn me? lo,

Re. 12. 10.

is the fury of the oppressor ? they all shall wax old as a garment; the yor, made 14 The captive exile hasteneth that he moth shall eat them up.


may be loosed, and that he should not die 10 Who is among you that feareth the


in the pit, m nor that his bread should fail. LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his ser

i Job 20. 7. 15 But I am the LORD thy God, that vant, that walketh in darkness, and hath * Job 13. 28. divided the sea, whose waves roared : no light? let him trusto in the name of Ichap. 51, 8. The LORD of hosts is his name. the LORD, and stay upon his God.

m Zec. 9. 11. 16 And I have put my words in thy 11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that n Ps. 23. 4. mouth, and I have covered thee in the compass yourselves about with sparks; Mi. 7. 8. shadow 9 of mine hand, that I may plant walkr in the light of your fire, and in 0 Job 13. 15. the heavens, and lay the foundations of the sparks that ye have kind This Ps. 52. 8. the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art shall ye have of mine hand, ye shall lie

Na. 1. 7.

my people. down in sorrow.

He. 10, 35..

17 Awake, awake, stand up, O Jeru. CHAPTER LI. HEARKEN u to me, ye that follow • af- » John 3. 34. salem, which hast drunk at the hand ruf

a chap. 49. 2. the LORD the cup of his fury: thou « ter righteousness, ye that seek the LORD : - Ec. 11. 9. hast drunken the dregs of the cup of look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and $2 Pe. 3. 13. trembling, and wrung them out. to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. t Ps. 16. 4. 18 There is none to guide her among

2 Look* unto Abraham your father, and verse 7. all the sons whom she hath brought forth; unto Sarah that bare you: for I called v him v Ro.9.30,31. neither is there any that taketh her by alone, and blessed: him, and increased him.

the hand of all the sons that she hath

Ps. 75. 8. 3 For the LORD shall comfort Zion:a he

brought up.

* He.11.8..12. will comfort all her waste places, and he

y Ge. 12. 1, 2.

19 These two things are come unto will make her wilderness like Eden, and

z Ge. 22. 17.

thee; who shall be sorry for thee? desoher desert like the garden of the LORD; 24.1,35. lation, and $destruction, and the famine, joy and gladness shall be found therein, a chap. 52. 9. and the sword: byc whom shall I comthanksgiving, and the voice of melody. Ps. 85. 8. fort thee?

4 Hearken unto me, my people, and give happened. 20 Thy sons have fainted, they lie at ear unto me, O my nation: for a lawd shall sbreaking. the head of all the streets, as a wild bull proceed from me, and I will make my Ó 1 Pe. 1. 8. in a net: they are full of the fury of the judgment to rest for a light of the people.

c La.2.11..13. LORD, the rebuke of thy God. 5 Mye righteousness is near; my salva

Am. 7. 2.

21 Therefore, hear now this, thou aftion is gone forth, and mine arms shall a Ro. 8. 2. flicted, and drunken, but not with wine : judge, the people: the islesh shall wait up- e chap. 56. 1. 22 Thus saith thy Lord the LORD, and on me, and on mine arm shall they trust. | La. 3. 15. thy God that pleadeth i the cause of his

6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and Ps. 98. 9. people, Behold, I have taken out of thine look upon the earth beneath; fork the h chap. 42. 4. hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs heavens shall vanish away, like smoke, iPg. 35. 1:

60. 9. of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no and the earth shall wax old like a gar

more! drink it again :

Je. 50. 34. ment, and they that dwell therein shall

Mi. 7. 9.

23 But I will put it into the hand of die in like manner : but my salvation & He.1.11,12. them that afflict thee; which have said to shall be for ever, and my righteousness 2 Pe.3.10, 12 thy soul, Bow down, that we may go over: shall not be abolished.

Ich. 54.7.9. and thou hast laid n thy body as the ground, 7 Hearken Punto me, ye that know mJe. 25. 17.. and as the street, to them that went over. righteousness, the people in whose heart 9


CHAPTER LII. is my law; fear ye not the reproach of a Ps.66.11,12. AWAKE, awake; put on thy strength,

o Da. 9. 24. men, neither be ye afraid of their re

o Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, vilings.

p ver. 1..4.
q Ps. 37. 31.

O Jerusalem, the holy city: for hence8 For the mothu shall eat them up like * Mat. 10. 28. forth there shall no more come into thee a garment, and the worm shall eat them

& Ne. 11.1.

the uncircumcised and the unclean. like wool: but my righteousness shall be Re.21.2, 27. 2 Shake thyself from the dust;, arise, for ever, and my salvation from genera- t Na. 1. 15. and sit down, O Jerusalem : loose thyself tion to generation.

u Job 4. 19.. from the bands of thy neck, O captive 9 Awake, awake, put on strength, w


daughter of Zion.

v Zec. 2. 7. O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the

w Re. 11. 17.

3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have ancient days, in the generations of old.

sold ~ yourselves for nought; and ye

z Ro. 7. 14.. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, v


shall be redeemed without money. and wounded the dragon ? :

y Ps. 89. 10.

4 For thus saith the Lord God, My 10 Art thou not it which hath dried a 2 chap. 27. 1. people went down aforetime into Egypt the sea, the waters of the great deep; Ps. 74.13,14. to sojourn there; and the Assyrian opthat hath made the depths of the sea a a Ex. 14. 21. pressed them without cause. way for the ransomed to pass over ?

b chap.35.10. 5 Now, therefore, what have I here, 11 Therefore the redeemed of the LORD

saith the LORD, that my people is taken

upon him.

Messiah's humiliation and sufferings. ISAIAH, LIV.

Prosperity of the Church. away for nought? they that rule over B. C. 712. gression of my people was B he stricken. them make them to howl, saith the LORD;

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and my name continually every day is B the stroke and with the rich a in his y death; because blasphemed.

he had done no violence, neither was any 6 Therefore my people shall know my a Mat. 27.57. deceit in his mouth. name: therefore they shall know in that

y deaths.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise day that I am he that doth speak; be- Ro. 2. 24. him; he hath put him to grief: & when hold, it is I.

8 when his soul thou shalt make his soul an offering for my How beautifuld upon the mountains e shall make. sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong are the feet of him that bringeth good c2 Co. 5. 21. his days, and the pleasures of the LORD tidings, that publisheth peace; that bring. He.9.24..26. shall prosper in his hand. eth good tidings I of good, that publisheth a Na. 1. 15. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God Ro. 10. 15. and shall be satisfied: by his k knowledge reigneth!

echap.25.6,7. shall my righteous i servant justifyk many;

Ca. 2.8. 8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice ;

for he shall bear their iniquities.

1 2 Th. 1. 11. with the voice together shall they sing;

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion

. for they shall see eye to eye, when the A John 17. 3. with the great, and he shall divide the LORD shall bring again Zion.

2 Pe. 1.2,3. spoil with the strong ; because m he hath 9 Break forth into joy, sing together, i1 John 2.1. poured out his soul unto death : and he ye waste places of Jerusalem : for the * Ro. 3. 24. was numbered with the transgressors ; LORD hath comforted his people, he hath?1 Co. 13. 12. and he bare the sin of many, and made redeemed Jerusalem.

m He. 12. 2. intercession for the transgressors. 10 The LORD hath made bare his holy " He. 7. 25.

CHAPTER LIV. arm in the eyes of all the nations; and

1 John 2. 1. SING, P O barren, thou that didst not all 9 the ends of the earth shall see the v Zep. 3. 14. bear; break forth into singing, and cry salvation of our God.

Ga. 4. 27.

aloud, thou that didst not travail with 11 Departı ye, depart ye, go ye out & Lu. 3. 6. child: for more are the children of the from thence, touch: no unclean thing; go rZec. 2.6, 7. desolate than the children of the married ye out of the midst of her; bet ye clean, 2 Co. 6. 17. wife, saith the LORD. that bear the vessels of the LORD.

Re. 18. 4. 2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let 12 For ye shall not go out with haste, Le.15.5,&c. them stretch forth the curtains of thine por go by flight: for the LORD will go Hag. 2. 13. habitations : spare not, lengthen thy cords, before you; and the God of Israel will

t Le. 22.2,&c. and strengthen thy stakes : $be your rereward.

Ś gather you

3 For thou shalt break forth on the 13 Behold, my servant shall n deal

ир. pru.

right hand and on the left; and thy seed dently, he shall be exalted and extolled, "Oh prope: shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the and be very high.


desolate cities to be inhabited.

u Eze. 36. 25. 14 As many were astonished at thee;

v Je. 3. 14.

4 Fear not; for thou shalt not be asham. visage was so marred more than any man, w John 1.7,12. ed : neither be thou confounded; for thou and his form more than the sons of men; Ep.1.18,19. shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt 15 So shall he sprinkle u

many nations :

O hearing, or,

forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt the kings shall shut their mouths at him: doctrine.

not remember the reproach of thy widowfor that which had not been told them +John 12.37. hood any more. shall they see, and that which they had Ro. 10, 16.

5 For thy Maker is thine husband ;u not heard shall they consider.

y 2 Co. 4. 17. the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy CHAPTER LIII.

2 Lu. 23. 18, Redeemer the Holy One of Israel; The WHO hath believed w our report? and &c. God of the whole earth shall he be called. to whom* is the arm of the LORD revealed ?

a He. 4. 15. 6 For the LORD hath called thee as a 2 For he shall grow up before him as a Kas a hid

woman forsaken and grieved in spirit, tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ing of and a wife of youth, when thou wast reground: he hath no form nor comeliness; faces from fused, saith thy God. and when we shall see him, there is no

him, or,

7 For a small momenty have I forsaken

from us ; beauty that we should desire him.

thee; but with great mercies will I gather

or, he hid 3 He is despised and rejected: of men; as it were

thee. a man of sorrows, and acquainted a with

8 In a little wrath I hid my face from grief: and kwe hid as it were our faces from us. thee for a moment; but with everlasting from him; he was despised, and we es- 6 Mat. 26. 37. kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith teemed him not.

the LORD thy Redeemer.

dor, tor. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and

9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto

mented. carried our sorrows : 8 yet we did esteem

me: for as I have sworn that the waters him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

c Ro. 11. 29. of Noah should no more go over the

bruise. 5 But he was a wounded for our trans

earth; so have I sworn that I would not gressions, he was bruised for our iniqui- aiPe.2.24,25. be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. ties: the chastisement of our peace was

10 Forç the mountains shall depart, and upon him; and with his M stripes d

v made the

the hills be removed; but my kindness are healed.

iniquities shall not depart from thee, neither shall 6. All we, like sheep, have gone astray;

of us all to

the covenante of my peace be removed,

meet on him. we have turned every one to his own

saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. way; and the LORD hath v laid on him Ro. 4. 25.

11 O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest,

1 Pe. 3. 18. the iniquity of us all.

9 Re. 21. 18. and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy y He was

oppressed, and he was af- h Ac.8.32.36. stones with fair colours, and lay thy flicted; yet he opened not his mouth : he

foundations with sapphires.

IT or, away is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and

by distre88

12 And I will make thy windows of as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so and judg.,

agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and he openeth not his mouth.

ment: but all thy borders of pleasant stones. 8 Heh was taken a from prison and who,

13 Andi all thy

children shall be taught from judgment: and who

shall declare i John 6. 45. of the LORD; and great shall be the peace his generation for hex was cut off out & Da. 9. 26. of thy children. of the land of the living: for the trans

14 In righteousness shalt thou be estab

his face

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Gracious invitations,

ISAIAH, LV. Observation of the Sabbath urged. lished: thou shalt be far from oppression; B. 0.712. | ment, and do justice: for my salvation is for thou shalt not fear: and from terror;

near to come, and my righteousness to be fora it shall not come near thee.

a Pr. 3.25, 26. revealed. 15 Behold, they shall surely gather to. Lu. 12. 43. 2 Blessed is the man that doeth this, and gether, but not by me: whosoever shall cchap. 58.13. the son of man that layeth hold on it; that gather together against thee shall fall for a Nu, 18:4,7 keepeth the sabbath from polluting it,

. thy sake.

e Ac.8.27,&c.

and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. 16 Behold, I have created the smith that

S ch.37.26,27.

3 Neither let the son of the stranger, ? bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bring; o Ro. 8.1, 33. that hath joined himself to the LORD, eth forth an instrument for his work; and 4 Ps.71.16,19. speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly seIt have created the waster to destroy.

Phi. 3. 9. parated me from his people: neither let 17 No weapon that is formed against 1 Ti. 3. 15. thee eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. thee shall prosper; and 9 every tongue that “John 1. 12. 4 For thus saith the LORD unto the shall rise against thee in judgment thou 'Jno.4.10,14. eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the

choose the things that please me, and

Re. 21. 6. servants of the LORD; and their right

22. 17.

take hold of my covenant; eousnessk is of me, saith the LORD.

m Mat.13.44..

5 Even unto them will 'I give in mine

46. house, i and within my walls, a place and CHAPTER LV.

Re. 3. 18. a name betterk than of sons and of daughHo, every one that thirsteth,? come ye n Ca. 5. 1. ters:

I will give them an everlasting to the waters, and he that hath no money ;

o Je. 50. 5. name, that shall not be cut off. come ye, buym and eat;” yea, come, buy B weigh. 6 Also the sons of the stranger, that wine and milk without money, and with. Mat. 22. 4. join themselves to the LORD, to serve out price.

9 Ep.2.11..13. him, and to love the name of the LORD, 2 Wherefore do ye B spend money for Ps. 63. 5. to be his servants, every one that keepeth that which is not bread ? and your labour

:1 Pe. 2. 5.

the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh for that which satisfieth not? Hearken di

+ Mat. 21. 13. hold of my covenant;, ligentlyp unto me, and eat ye that which I ~ 2 Sa. 23. 5.

7 Even them will I bring to my holy

Je. 32. 40. is good, and let your soul delight itself v Ac. 13. 34. mountain, and make them joyful in my inr fatness.

w Eze. 34. 23. house of prayer; their burnt offerings and 3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: * Ps. 147. 2. | their sacrifices ó shall be accepted upon hear, and your soul 'shall live; and I will y John 18.37. mine altar : fort mine house shall be callmake an everlasting covenant” with you, Re. 1. 5. ed an house of prayer for all people. even the surev mercies of David.

John 10. 16. 8 The Lord God, which gathereth the 4 Behold, I have given him w for a wit-y to his ga- outcasts * of Israel, saith, Yet will I ganess y to the people, a leader and com- thered. ther others: to him, y beside those that mandera to the people.

a Ep. 5. 24. are gathered unto him. 5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that chap. 60.5. 9 All ye beasts of the field, come to dethou knowest not; and nations that knew Zec. 8. 23.

vour: yea, all ye beasts in the forest. not thee shall run unto thee, because of 8 or, dreum

10 His watchmen are blind; they are the LORD thy God, and for the Holy One ing, or, all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

talking in they cannot bark; & sleeping, lying down, 6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be their sleep. loving to slumber. found, call ye upon him while he is near. c John 7. 34. 11 Yea, they are $ greedy dogs which

7 Let the wicked forsake his and He. 2. 3. n can never have enough, and they are the unrighteous man his thoughts :d and $strong of shepherds that cannot understand; they let him return unto the LORD, and he appetite. all look to their own way, overy one for will have mercy upon him: and to our n know not his gain from his quarter. God, for he will * abundantlye pardon. to be satis- 12 Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine,

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, fied. and we will fill ourselves with strong neither are your ways my ways, saith the man of ini- drink; and to morrow shall be as this LORD.

quity. day, and much more abundant. 9 Fors as the heavens are higher than a Mar.7.21..23 the earth, so are my ways higher than


k multiply your ways, and my thoughts than your

to pardon.

THE righteous perisheth, and no man thoughts.

e Ps. 130.7. layeth it to heart: and X merciful men 10 For as the rains cometh down, and the Ps. 103.1i. are taken away, none considering that snow, from heaven, and returneth not

i men of

the righteous is taken away from u the thither, but watereth the earth, and mak- kindness,or,

evil to come. eth it bring forth and bud, that it may give godliness.

2 He shall v enter into peace : they shall seed to the sower, and bread to the eater;

g De. 32. 2.

rest in their beds, each one walking Tin 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth

hish uprightness. out of my mouth: it shall not return unto

which is evil.

3 But draw near hither, ye sons of the me void ;i but it shall accomplish that

sorceress, the seed of the adulterer and which I please, and it shall prosper in

vor, go in

the whore.

peace, the thing whereto I sent it.

i or, before

4 Against whom do ye sport yourselves ? 12 For ye shall go out with joy, and be

him. against whom make ye a wide mouth, and led forth with peace: the mountains and a Re. 14. 13. draw out the tongue? are ye not children the hills shall break forth before you into i Mat. 24. 35. of transgression, a seed of falsehood; singing, and all the trees of the field shall

5 Inflaming yourselves P with idols *

por, among clap their hands.

the oaks,

under every green tree, slaying the chil13 Instead m of the thorn shall come up chap. 1.29. dren in the valleys under the clifts of the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall 2 Ki. 17.10, the rocks ? come up the myrtle tree: and" it shall

&c. 6 Among the smooth stones of the stream be to the LORD for a name, for an ever- 12 Ki.16.3,4. is thy portion; they, they are thy lot; even lasting sign that shall not be cut off.

m Ro. 6. 19. to them hast thou poured a drink offer

n Jo. 13. 11. ing, thou hast offered a meat offering. CHAPTER LVI.

oor, equity. Should I receive comfort in these ? THUS saith the LORD, Keep ye o judg.

7 Upon a lofty and high mountain hast


or, that

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Divine forbearance and mercy. ISAIAH, LIX. Sanctification of the Sabbath. thou set thy bed : even thither wentest B. C. 698. 5 Is it such a a fast that I have chosen ? thou up to offer sacrifice.

Ba day for a man to afflict his soul? is 8 Behind the doors also and the posts a Zec. 7. 5. it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and hast thou set up thy remembrance ; for Eze. 16. 25, to spread sackclothe and ashes under him? thou hast discovered thyself, to another

&c. wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptthan me, and art gone up: thou hast en- 23. 2, &c. able day to the LORD ? larged thy bed, and y made thee a cove

Bor, to afflict 6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen ? nant with them; thou lovedst their bed

his soul for to loosee the bands of wickedness, to un. d where thou sawest it.

a day.

do the n heavy burdens, and to let the 9 And thou Śwentest to the king with Da. 9. 3.

oppressed go free, o and that ye break ointment, a, and didst increase thy per- yor, hewed it

every yoke ? fun and didst send thy messengers far for thyself 7 Is not to deal thy bread to the hunoff, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.

larger than

gry, and that thou bring the poor that are 10 Thou art wearied in the greatnessh of

8 or, thou

Acast out to thy house? when thou seest the thy way; yet saidst thou not. There is no


paked, that thou cover him; and that thou hope: thou hast found the « life of thine

hide not thyself from thine own flesh? hand; therefore thou wast not grieved.

Ś respectedst.

8 Then I shall thy light break forth as 11 And of whom hast thou been afraid

the morning, and thine health shall spring or feared, that thou hast lied, and hast a Ho. 12. 1.

e Jon.3.5..10.

forth speedily; and thy righteousness pot remembered me, nor laid it to thy

shall heart? havek not I held my peace even

n bundles of LORD shall u be thy rereward.

go before thee: the glory of the

the yoke. of 12 I will declare thy righteousness, and Ne.5.10..12. shall answer; thou shalt take away from

9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD

and he shall

broken. thy works; for they shall not profit thee.

sayIf 13 When thou criest, let thy companies. Je.34.8,&c. the midst of thee the yoke, the putting deliver thee: but the wind shall carry them "Je. 2. 36. forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; all away; vanity shall take them: but he? Kor, living. 10 And if thoú draw out thy soul to that putteth his trust in me shall possess the ~ or, afflicted. the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; land, and shall inherit my holy mountain ; i Job 11. 17. then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and

14 And shall say, Çast ye up, cast ye up, * Ps. 50. 21. thy darkness be as the noon day: prepare the way, take up the stumbling- mor, gather il And the LORD shall guide thee conblock n out of the way of my people.

tinually, and satisfy thy soul in v drought,” 15 For thus saith the high and lofty ? Ps. 37. 3..9. and make fat thy bones : and thou shalt be One that inhabiteth eternity, whose pame mi Co. 1. 23. like a watered garden, and like a spring is Holy; I dwell in the high and holyo

v droughts.

of water, whose waters * fail not. place, with him also P that is of a contrite

» Ps. 37. 19.

12 And they that shall be of thee shall and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of oZec. 2. 13. build the old waste places : thou shalt the humble, and to revive the heart of the pch. 66. 1, 2. raise up the foundations of many genecontrite ones.

Ps. 34. 18. rations; and thou shalt be called, The 16 Forr I will not contend for ever, 138. 6. repairer of the breach, The restorer of neither will I be always wroth: for the alie, or, paths to dwell in. spirit should fail before me, and the deceive.

13 If thou turn away thy foot from the souls which I have made.

9 Mat. 5. 4. sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my 17 For the iniquity of his covetousness Ps. 103. 9. holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me,

Mi. 7. 18. the holy of the LORD, honourable; and

& Je. 6. 13. and was wroth, and he went on p fro

shalt honour him, not doing thine own wardly in the way of his heart.

p turning

ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, 18 I have seen his ways, and will heal away. nor speaking thine own words : him: I will lead him also, and restore tJe. 30. 3. 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in comforts unto him and to his mourners.

33. 6.

the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride

Ho. 14. 4. 19 I create the fruity of the lips; Peace,

upon the high places of the earth, and

* Ho. 14. 2. peace to him that is far off, and to him

He. 13. 15.

feed thee with the heritage of Jacob_thy that is near, saith the LORD; and I will

» Ep.2.13,17. father; for the mouth of the LORD hath heal him. 20 But the wicked are like the troubled = 2 Ki:

9:22. BEHOLD, the Lord's hand is not w Pr. 4.16, 17. spoken it.

CHAPTER LIX. sea, when it cannot rest, whose waters o with the cast up mire and dirt.

throat. shortened, that it cannot save; neither 21 There is no peace,* saith my God, Tor, made his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: to the wicked.

him hide. 2 But your iniquities have separated CHAPTER LVIII.

y chap1. CRY J aloud, spare not; lift up thy Date

: 25,29: sins have hid his face from you, that he voice like a trumpet, and shew my peo- a Mal. 3. 14. will not hear. ple their transgression, and the house of por, adders. 3 For your hands are defiled with Jacob their sins.

6 Le. 16. 29.

blood, and your fingers with iniquity; 2 Yet: they seek me daily, and delight

your lips have spoken lies, your tongue to know my ways, as a nation that did xor, sprin.

kled is as if hath muttered perverseness. righteousness, and forsook not the ordi

there brake

4 None calleth for justice, nor any nance of their God: they ask of me the out a viper. pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, ordinances of justice; they take delight Mat. 3.7. and speak lies ;, they conceive mischief, in approaching to God.

12. 34. and bring forth iniquity. 3 Wherefore a have we fasted, say they, and vgriefs, or,

5 They hatch cockatrice' eggs, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted things weave the spider's web: he that eateth our soul, and thou takest no knowledge ? wherewith of their eggs dieth, and that which is Behold, 'in the day of your fast ye find ye grieve

x crushed breaketh out into a viper. pleasure, and exact all your y labours. others. 6 Their webs shall not become garmente,

4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, 11 Ki. 21. 12. neither shall they cover themselves with and to smited with the fist of wickedness : Bor, fast not their works: their works are works of ye B shall not fast as ye do this day, to as this day. iniquity, and the act of violence is in make your voice to be heard on high.

their hands.


Blessings of the Gospel.


Enlargement of the Church. 7 Their feet a run to evil, and they B. C. 698. 4 Lift up thine eyes round about, and make haste to shed innocent blood : their

see : all they gather themselves together, thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting a Ro.3.15,&c. they come to thee : thy sons shall come and B destruction are in their paths.

B breaking

from far, and thy daughters shall be 8 The way of peace they know not;


nursed at thy side. there is no v judgment in their goings: they yor, right. 5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, have made them crooked b paths : whoso-Ps. 125. 5. and thine heart shall fear, and be enlargever goeth therein shall not know peace. Pr. 28. 18. ed; becausec the 8 abundance of the sea 9 Therefored is judgment far from us,

c Ro. 11. 25. shall be converted unto thee, the forces neither doth justice overtake us: we wait 8 or, noise of of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. for light, but behold obscurity; for bright

the sea shall 6 The multitude of camels shall cover

be turned ·ness, but we walk in darkness.

thee, the dromedaries of Midiane and 10 Wey grope for the wall like the blind, toward thee. Ephah ; all they from Shebat shall come: and we grope as if we had no eyes : wei Sor, wealth, they shall bring gold' and incense; and stumble at noon day as in the night; we

verse 11.

they shall shew forth the praises of the are in desolate places as dead men.

chap. 61. 6. LORD. 11 We roar all like bears, and mourn d La.5.16,17.

7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered sore like doves : we look? 'for judgment, eGe.25.4, 13. together unto thee, the rams of Nebaioth but there is none; for salvation, but it is Ś Ps. 72. 10. shall minister unto thee: they shall come far off from us.

g De. 28. 29. up with acceptance on mine altar, and 12 Forn our transgressions are multipli- Mat. 2. 11. I'm will glorify the house of my glory. ed before thee, and our sins testify against Eze. 7. 16. and as the doves to their windows ?

8 Who are these that fly as à cloud, us: for our transgressions are with us;

I Je. 8. 15. and as for our iniquities, we know them:

m Hag.2.7,9.

9 Surely the isleso shall wait for me, 13_In transgressing and lying against n Da.9.5, &c. and the ships of Tarshish first, to bring the LORD, and departing away from our o chap. 42. 4. thy sons from far, their P silver and their God, speaking oppression and revolt, con. p Ps.68.30,31. gold with them, unto the name of the ceiving and uttering from the heart' words Zec. 14. 14. LORD thy God, and to the Holy One of of falsehood.

9 chap. 48. 8. Israel, because he hath glorified thee. 14 And judgment is turned away back


10 And the sons of strangers & shall ward, and justice standeth afar off: for - Mat. 12, 34. build up thy walls, and their kings shall

s Zec. 6. 15. truth is fallen in the street, and equity

t chap.57.17.

minister unto thee: fort in my wrath cannot enter.

u Re. 21. 25. I smote thee, but in my favour have I 15 Yca, truth faileth ; and he that de

had mercy on thee. parteth from evil n maketh himself a

nor, is ac.

11 Therefore thy gates shall be open

counted prey: and the LORD saw it, and it dis


continually; they shall not be shut day pleased him that there was no judgment.

Ho. 9.7. nor night; that men may bring unto thee 16 And he saw that there was no man,

the forces of the Gentiles, and that their and wondered that there was no interces- I was evil in kings may be brought. sor; therefore his arm w brought salvation

12 For the nation and kingdom that unto him ; and his righteousness, it sus- r Eze. 22. 30. will not serve thee shall perish, yea, tained him.

w Ps. 98. 1. those nations shall be utterly wasteå. 17 For he put on righteousness y as a

* Ho. 14.6, 7.

13 The glory of Lebanon * shall come breastplate, and an helmet of salvation y Ep.6.14,17. unto thee, the fir tree, the pine tree, and

z Ps. 96. 6. upon his head; and he put on the gar

the box together, to beautify: the place

a Ps. 132. 7. ments of vengeance for clothing, and was

6 John 2. 17.

of my sanetuary'; and I will make the clad with zeals as a cloke.

place of my feeta glorious. 18 According to their k deeds, accord- <recompences 14 The sons also of them that afflicted ingly he will repay, fury to his adver- c Re. 3. 9. thee shall come bending unto thee; and all saries, recompence to his enemies ;d to a Lu. 19. 27. they that despised thee shall bow themthe islands he will repay recompence. e He. 12. 22. selves down at the soles of thy feet; and

19 Sos shall they fear the name of the Mal. 1. 11. they shall call thee, The city of the LORD, LORD from the west, and his glory from Ps.78.60,61. The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. the rising of the sun. When the enemy

h La. 1. 4.

15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken y shall come in like a food, the Spirit of Re.12.15,16 thee

, 11 will make thee an eternali exceli Re. 3. 12.

and hated, so thath no man went through the LORD shall lift up against him.

put him to

lency, a joy of many generations. 20 Andm the Redeemer shall come to flight, 16 Thou? shalt also suck the milk of

Ja. 4. 7. Zion, and unto them that turno from

the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD. Ich.66.11,12. of kings : and thou shalt know that In

21 As for me, this is my covenantr m Ro. 11. 26. the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Rewith them, saith the LORD ; My spirit "chap: 13. 3. deemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.

o He, 12. 14. that is upon thee, and my words which

17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart 48.8.3.

, 4. I will bring silver, and for wood brass, and out of thy mouth, por out of the mouth 'chap. 26. 1. for stones iron: I will also make thy officers of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy

s Re.

21. 23. peace, and thine exactors righteousness. I seed's seed, saith the LORD, from hence- 22. 5. 18 Violence shall no more be heard in forth and for ever.

thy land, wasting nor destruction within CHAPTER LX.

u or, be en

lightened, ARISE, shine ; for thy light is come,

thy borders: but thou shalt call thy walls

for thy light| Salvation, and thy gates Praise. and the glory of the LORD is risen upon cometh.

19 The sun shall be no more thy light thee. 2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover

t Ep. 5.8.

by day; neither for brightness shall the u Zec. 2. 5.

moon give light unto thee: but the LORD the earth, and gross darkness the people :

v Mal. 4. 2.

shall be unto thee an everlasting light, but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and 2 Co. 4. 6.

and thy God • thy glory. his glory shall be seen upon thee.

w Re. 21. 4. 20 Thy sun shall no more go down; nei3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy *ch. 49. 6,23.ther shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the light, and kings * to the brightness of thy Re. 21. 24. LORD shall be thine everlasting light, and rising.

the days of thy mourning # shall be ended.

his eyes.

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