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It shall be with tabrets and harps:
doth kindle it.
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help;
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
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,
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,
Blessed are ye that sow beside all waters,
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: