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Itch, whereof thou canst not s The Earth also is DEFILED un

der the INHABITANTS thereof : bebe healed.

cause they have TRANSGRESSED the 29 The LORD shall smite Laws, changed the ORDINANCE, BROthee with Madness, and Blind- KEN the EVERLASTING COVENANT.

6 Therefore hath the CURSE DEness, and Astonishment of

VOURED the EARTH, and they that Heart.

dwell therein are DESOLATE : there29 And thou shalt grope fore the inhabitants of the Earth are

burned, and few Men left. at Noon-day, as the Blind

7 The new Wine mourneth, the gropeth in Darkness, and Vine languisheth, all the MERRYthou shalt not prosper in thy


8 The Mirth of Tabrers ceaseth, Ways : and thou shalt be on

the Noise of them that rejoyce endly opprefied, and spoiled e- eth, the Joy of the Harp ceaseth. vermore, and no Man shall 9 They shall not drink Wine with save thee.

a Song, Strong drink shall be bitter

to them that drink it. 30 Thou shalt betroth a 1o The City of Confusion is broWife, and another Man shall ken down: every House is Thut up,

that no Man may come in. lie with her : thou shalt build

11 There is a crying for Wine in an House, and thou shalt not the Streets, all Joy is DARKNED, the dwell therein : thou shalt Mirth of the Land is gone.

12 In the City is letr DESOLATION, plant a Vineyard, and salt and the Gate is imitten with Deftrunot gather the Grapes there- ction. of.

13 When thus it shall be in the

midst of the Land among the Peo31 Thine Ox shall be slain ple, there shall be as the shaking of before thine Eyes, and thou

an Olive tree, and as the gleaning Malt not eat thereof; thine Grapes when the Vintage is done.

14 They Mall lift up their Voice, Als shall be violently taken they shall ling for the MAJESTY of the away from before thy Face, Lord,they shall cry aloud from the Sea. and shall not be restored to in the Fires, even the Name of the

Is Wherefore glorify ye the LORD thee : thy Sheep shall be gi- LORD God of Israel in the Ines of ven unto thine Enemies, and the Sea.

Luke xiii. 2 JESUS said unto them, thou shalt have none to re- Suppole ye that these Galileans were scue them.

Sinners above all the Galileans, be32 Thy Sons and thy

cause they suffered luch Things?

3 I tell you, Nay: but except ye Daughters shall be given to repent, ye shall all likewise perih. another People, and thine 4. Or chole eighteen upon whom Eyes shall look, and fail with the Tower in Siloam fell

, and lem

them, think ye that they were Sinlonging for them all the Day ners above all Men that dwelt in Jelong : and there thall be no rusalem ?

s I tell you, Nay : but except ye Might in thine Hand.

repent, ye shall all likewise perith. 33 The Fruit of thy Land, Matth. x. 28 Fear not them which and all thy Labours, shall a kill the Body, but are not able to

kill the Soul : but rather FEAR HIM Nation which thou knowest which is ABLE TO DESTROY both Soul not, eat up; and thou shalt and Body in Hell.


be only oppressed and crush

Matth. viii. ni I say unto you, that

many fhall come from the East and ed alway.

West, and shall sit down with Abra34 Só that thou shalt be ham, and Ifaac, and Jacob in the mad, for the Sight of thine Kingdom of Heaven.

12 But the Children of the King. Eyes which thou shalt see.

dom thall be cast out into OUTER 35 The Lord Mall smite Darkness : there shall be wEEPING thee in the Knees, and in the and GNASHING of Teeth. Legs, with a sore Botch that cannot be healed, from the Sole of thy Foot unto the Top of thy Head.

36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy King which thou shalt set over thee, unto a Nation which neither thou, nor thy Fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other Gods, Wood and Stone.

37 And thou shalt become an Aftonishment, a Proverb, and a By-word among all Nations whither the LORD shall lead thec.

38 Thou shalt Carry much Seed out into the Field, and shalt gather but little in: for the Locuit Thall consume it.

39 Thou shalt plant Vineyards and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the Wine, nor gather the Grapes : for the Worms shall eat them.

40 Thou shalt have Olive-trees throughout all thy Coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the Oyl: for thine Olive shall cast his Fruit.

41 Thou shalt beget Sons and Daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them : for they shall go into Captivity.

42 All thy Trees and Fruit of thy Land shall the Locust consume.

43 The Stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high ; and thou Malt come down very low.

44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the Head, and thou shalt be the Tail.

45 Moreover, all these Curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed : because thou HEARKNEST not unto the Voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his Commandments and his Statutes which he commanded thee.

46 And they shall be upon thee for a Sign, and for a Wonder, and upon thy Seed for ever. 47 | Because thou SER

Isa. Ixv. 14 Behold, my Servants yedșt not the LORD thy thall CRY for SORROW of Heart, and

shall sing for Joy of Heart, but ye God with JOYFULNESS, Hall Howl for Vexation of Sriale


and with Gladness of Heart, for the ABUNDANCE of all Things.

48 m Therefore shalt thou Jer. xxviii. 14 Thus faith the SERVE thine ENEMIES which LORD of Hofts the God of Israel, I

have put a Yoke of Iron upon the the LORD shall send against Neck of all these Nations that they thce, in HUNGER, and in may serve Nebuchadnezzar King of Thirst, and in NAKED- and I have given him the Beasts of ness, and in Want of all the Field allo. Things : and he shall put a Yoke of IRON upon thy Neck, until he have destroyed thee.

49 n The LORD shall bring * Jer. v. 15 Lo, I will bring a Naa Nation against thee from tion upon you from far, o House of

Israel, faith the LORD : it is a mighfar, from the End of the Earth, ty Nation, it is an ancient Nation, a ás swift as the Eagle fieth, a Nation whose Language thou knowNation whose Tongue thou

est not, neither understandest what

they say. shalt not understand :

Ezek. xvii. 12 Say now to the re50 A Nation of fierce bellious House, Know ye not what Countenance, which

these things mean? Tell them, Beshall

hold, the King of Babylon is come not regard the Person of the to Jerusalem, and hath taken the Old, nor shew Favour to the King thereof, and the Princes there

of, and led them with him to BabyYoung.

lon. 51 o And he shall eat the

° isa. i. 7 Your Country is DESOFruit of thy Cattle, and the LATE, your Cities are burnt with Fruit of thy Land, until thou Fire : your LAND, Strangers devour

it in your Presence, and it is DESObe DESTROYED : which also late as overthrown by STRANGERS. shall not leave thee either Corn, Wive, or Oyl, or the Increase of thy Kine, or Flocks of thy Sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

52 P And he shall besiege p Luke xix. 43 The Days shall come thee in all thy Gates until upon thee, that thine ÉNEMIES shall thy high and fenced Walls CAST a TRENCH about thee, and com

pals thee sound, and KEEP thee in come down, wherein thou

on every side. trustedft, throughout all thy 44 And thall lay thee even with Land : and he shall besiege in thee; * and they ihall not leave in

the Ground, and thy Children withthee in all thy Gates, through- thee one Stone upon another: because out all thy Land which the thou knewest not the Time of thy Vi

sitation, LORD thy God hath given thee.

53 9 And thou shalt EAT 9 2 Kings vi. 24 And it came to the Fruit of thine own Bo- pass after this, that Benhadad King

of Syria garhered all his Host, and DY, the Flesh of thy Sons went up, and belieged Samaria. * This was fully aciom;lijf:ed in the Desolation of Jerusalem by ihe Romans,


and of thy DAUGHTERS 25 And there was a great Famine (which the LORD thy God in Samaria : and behoid, they be

sieged it, until an Ass's Head was hath given thee) in the Siege sold for fourscore Pieces of silver, and in the Straitness where- and the fourth part of a Cab of with thine Enemies shall di- Dove's Dung for five pieces of sil

ver stress thee i

26 And as the King of Israel was 54 So that the Man that is passing by upon the Wall, there cried tender among you,


a Woman unto him, saying, Help, very

my Lord, O King, delicate, his Eye shall be evil 27. And he faid, If the LORD do towards his Brother, and to- not help thee, whence shall I help wards the Wife of his Bosom, of the Wine press ?

thee? out of the Barn floor, or our and towards the Remnant of his 28 And the King said unto her, Children which he shall leave: What aileth thee? And she answered,

This Woman said unto me, Give thy 55 So that he will not give Son, that we may eat him To-day, to any of them of the Flesh and we will eat my Son To-morrow. of his Children whom he shall cat : because he hath nothing left him in the Siege, and in the Straitneis wherewith thine Enemies shall distress thee in all thy Gates.

56 The tender and deLICATE Woman among you, which would not adventure to set the Sole of her Foot upon the Ground for DELICATENESS and Tenderness, her Eye shall be EVIL towards the HUSBAND of her Bosom, and towards her Son, and towards her Daughter.

57 And towards her Young one that cometh out from between her Feet, and towards her Children which she fall bear : for the fhall EAT them for want of all Things fecretly in the SIEGE, and Straitness wherewith thinc Enemies shall distress thee in thy Gates.

58 If thou wilt not OBSERVE to do all the Words of this Law that are written in this Book, that thou mayest FEAR this GLORIOUS and FEARFUL Name, THE LORD THY GOD;

59 Then the Lord will make thy PLAGUES wonderful, and the Plagues of thy Seed, even great Plagues, and of long Continuance, and fore Sicknefles, and of long Continuance.

60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all the Diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

61 Allo every Sickness, and every Plague which is not written in the Book of this Law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be DESTROYED. 62 And ye shall be left Few in Number, whereas ye

were as the STARS of Heaven for Multitude : because thou wouldst not obey the Voice of the LORD thy God.

63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoyced over you to do you good, and to multiply you : so the LORD will rejoyce over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought : and ye shall be plucked from off the Land whither thou goest to pofless it.

64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all People from the one End of the Earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other Gods, which neither thou nor thy Fathers have known, even Wood and Stone.

65 And among these Nations shalt thou find no Ease, neither shall the Sole of thy Foot have Rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling Heart, and Failing of Eyes, and Sorrow of Mind.

66 And thy Life shall hang in doubt before thee, and thou shalt Fear Day and Night, and thalt have none Afsurance of thy Life.

67. In the MORNING thou shalt fay, Would God it were Even : and at Even thou shalt say, Would GOD it were MORNING, for the Fear of thine Heart, wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine Eyes which thou shalt see.

68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again, with Ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again : and there ye Mall be sold unto your Enemies for Bond-men and Bond-women, and no Man shall buy you.


2 An Exhortation to Obedience. 29 Secret Things belong unto


Ver. 1 THE Eo are commanded Mofes to make with the

Children of Israel, in the Land of Moab, beside the Covenant which he made with them in Horeb.

2 And Mofes called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your Eyes in the Land of Egypt, unto Pharaoh, and unto all his Servants, and unto all his Land;

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3 The

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