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It shall be with tabrets and harps:
And in battles of shaking will he fight with it.
For Tophet is ordained of old;
Yea, for the king it is prepared;
He hath made it deep and large:
The pile thereof is fire and much wood;
The breath of the Lord, like a stream of brimstone,

doth kindle it.

Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help;
And stay on horses,
And trust in chariots, because they are many;
And in horsemen, because they are very strong;
But they look not unto the Holy One of Israel,
Neither seek the Lord !
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil,
And will not call back his words:
But will arise against the house of the evildoers,
And against the help of them that work iniquity.
Now the Egyptians are men, and not God;
And their horses flesh, and not spirit.
When the Lord shall stretch out his hand,
Both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen

shall fall down, And they all shall fail together. For thus hath the Lord spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey,

When a multitudeof shepherds is called forth against

He will not be afraid of their voice,
Nor abase himself for the noise of them:
So shall the Lord of hosts come down
To fight for mount, Zion, and for the hill thereof.
As birds flying, so will the Lord of hosts defend

Defending also he will deliver it;
And passing over he will preserve it.

Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel

have deeply revolted. For in that day every man shall cast away His idols of silver, and his idols of gold, Which your own hands have made unto you for a

sin. Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of

a mighty man; And the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour

him: But he shall flee from the sword, And his young men shall be discomfited. And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, And his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, Saith the Lord, whose fire is in Zion, And his furnace in Jerusalem.

BEHOLD, a king shall reign in righteousness,
And princes shall rule in judgment.
And a man shall be as an hiding place from the

And a covert from the tempest;
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim,
And the ears of them that hear shall hearken.
The heart also of the rash shall understand know-

ledge, And the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready

to speak plainly. The vile person shall be no more called liberal, Nor the churl said to be bountiful. For the vile person will speak villany, And his heart will work iniquity, To practise hypocrisy, and to utter error against

the Lord, To make empty the soul of the hungry, And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail. The instruments also of the churl are evil: He deviseth wicked devices To destroy the poor with lying words, Even when the needy speaketh right. But the liberal deviseth liberal things; And by liberal things shall he stand.

Rise up, ye women that are at ease; hear my voice, Ye careless daughters; give ear unto my speech. Many days and years shall ye be troubled, ye care

less women: For the vintage shall fail, the gathering shall not

'come. Tremble, ye women that are at ease; be troubled,

ye careless ones: Strip you, and make you bare, and gird sackcloth

upon your loins. They shall lament for the teats, For the pleasant fields, for the fruitful vine. Upon the land of my people shall come up thorns

and briers; Yea, upon all the houses of joy in the joyous city: Because the palaces shall be forsaken; The multitude of the city shall be left; The forts and towers shall be for dens for ever, A joy of wild asses, a pasture of flocks; Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high, And the wilderness be a fruitful field, And the fruitful field be counted for a forest. Then judgment shall dwell in the wilderness, And righteousness remain in the fruitful field. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; And the effect of righteousness quietness and as

surance for ever. And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation,

And in sure dwellings,
And in quiet resting places;
When it shall hail, coming down on the forest;
And the city shall be low in a low place.

Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters,
That send forth thither the feet of the ox and the ass.

Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; And dealest treacherously, and they dealt not trea

cherously with thee! When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; And when thou shalt make an end to deal treacher

ously, they shall deal treacherously with thee.

O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for

thee: Be thou their arm every morning, Our salvation also in the time of trouble. At the noise of the tumult the people fled; At the lifting up of thyself the nations were scattered. And your spoil shall be gathered like the gathering

of the caterpiller: As the running to and fro of locusts shall he run up

on them. The Lord is exalted; for he dwelleth on high: He hath filled Zion with judgment and righteousness. And wisdom and knowledge shall be The stability of thy times, and strength of salvation:

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