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And the appointed barley and the rie in their place? For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and

doth teach him. For the fitches are not threshed with a threshing

instrument, Neither is a cart wheel turned about


the cummin; But the fitches are beaten out with a staff, And the cummin with a rod. Bread corn is bruised; Because he will not ever be threshing it, Nor break it with the wheel of his cart, Nor bruise it with his horsemen. This also cometh forth from the Lord of hosts, Which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in


WoE to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt!
Add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
Yet I will distress Ariel,
And there shall be heaviness and sorrow:
And it shall be unto me as Ariel.
And I will camp against thee round about,
And will lay siege against thee with a mount,
And I will raise forts against thee.
And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak

out of the ground,
And thy speech shall be low out of the dust,

And thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a fa

miliar spirit, out of the ground, And thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. Moreover the multitude of thy strangers shall be

like small dust, And the multitude of the terrible ones shall be as

chaff that passeth away:
Yea, it shall be at an instant suddenly.
Thou shalt be visited of the Lord of hosts
With thunder, and with earthquake, and great

noise, With storm and tempest, and the flame of devour

ing fire.

And the multitude of all the nations that fight

against Ariel, Even all that fight against her and her munition,

and that distress her, Shall be as a dream of a night vision. It shall even be as when an hungry man dream

eth, and, behold, he eateth; But he awaketh, and his soul is empty: Or as when a thirsty man dreameth, and, behold,

he drinketh; But he awaketh, and, behold, he is faint, and his

soul hath appetite: So shall the multitude of all the nations be, That fight against mount Zion.

Stay yourselves, and wonder;
Cry ye out, and cry:
They are drunken, but not with wine;
They stagger, but not with strong drink.
For the Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit

of deep sleep, And hath closed your eyes: The prophets and your rulers, the seers hath he

covered. And the vision of all is become unto you as the

words of a book that is sealed, Which men deliver to one that is learned, Saying, Read this, I


thee: And he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed: And the book is delivered to him that is not learned, Saying, Read this, I pray thee: And he saith, I am not learned. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their

mouth, And with their lips do honour me, But have removed their heart far from me, And their fear toward me is taught by the precept

of men: Therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work

this people, Even a marvellous work and a wonder:


For the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, And the understanding of their prudent men shall

be hid.

Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their coun

sel from the Lord, And their works are in the dark, And they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? Surely your turning of things upside down shall be

esteemed as the potter's clay: For shall the work say of him that made it, He

made me not? Or shall the thing framed say of him that framed

it, He had no understanding? Is it not yet a very little while, And Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field, And the fruitful field shall be esteemed as a forest? And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of

the book, And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscu

rity, and out of darkness. The meek also shall increase their joy in the Lord, And the poor among men shall rejoice in the Holy

One of Israel. For the terrible one is brought to nought, and the

scorner is consumed, And all that watch for iniquity are cut off: That make a man an offender for a word,

And lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, And turn aside the just for a thing of nought. Therefore thus saith the Lord, who redeemed Abra

ham, concerning the house of Jacob, Jacob shall not now be ashamed, Neither shall his face now wax pale. But when he seeth his children, the work of mine

hands, in the midst of him, They shall sanctify my name, And sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, And shall fear the God of Israel. They also that erred in spirit shall come to under

standing, And they that murmured shall learn doctrine.

Woe to the rebellious children, saith the Lord,
That take counsel, but not of me;
And that cover with a covering, but not of my spirit,
That they may add sin to sin:
That walk to go down into Egypt,
And have not asked at my mouth;
To strengthen themselves in the strength of Pha-

raoh, And to trust in the shadow of Egypt! Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your

shame, And the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confu


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