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8. Seek him that maketh the seven stars | 25. Have ye offered unto me 'sacrifices and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death and offerings in the wilderness forty years, into the morning, and maketh the day dark house of Israel ? with night: that calleth for the waters of 26. But ye have borne the tabernacle of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of the earth: The LORD is his name: of your god, which ye made to yourselves. § 9. That strengtheneth the spoiled against 27. Therefore will I cause you to go into

the strong, so that the spoiled shall come captivity beyond Damascus, saith the LORD, | against the fortress.

whose name is The God of hosts. 10. They hate him that rebuketh in the

| CHAP. VI.. gate, and they abhor him that speaketh || 1 The wantonness of Israel shall be plagued with desolation. uprightly.

12 Their incorrigibleness. 11. Forasmuch, therefore, as your treading

O to them that are at ease in Zion, is upon the poor, and ye take from him bur VV and trust in the mountain of Sadens of wheat; ye have built houses of hewn maria, which are named chief of the nations, stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye to whom the house of Israel came! have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye shall || 2. Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from not drink wine of them.

thence go ye to Hamath the great: then go 12. For I know your manifold transgres- | down to Gath of the Philistines: be they better sions and your mighty sins: they afflict the than these kingdoms? or their border greater just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside | than your border ? the poor in the gate from their right.

3. Ye that put far away the evil day, and 13. Therefore the prudent shall keep cause the seat of violence to come near; silence in that time; for it is an evil time. 4. That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch r 14. Seek good, and not evil, that ye may themselves upon their couches, and eat the ( live; and so the LORD, the God of hosts, || lambs out of the flock, and the calves out of shall be with you, as ye have spoken the midst of the stall; (15. Hate the evil, and love the good, and I 5. That chaunt to the sound of the viol, establish judgment in the gate: it may be and invent to themselves instruments of that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious | music, like David; unto the remnant of Joseph.

6. That drink wine in bowls, and anoint 16. Therefore the Lord, the God of hosts, themselves with the chief ointments; but they the Lord, saith thus, Wailing shall be in are not grieved for the affliction of Joseph. all streets; and they shall say in all the | 7. Therefore now shall they go captive highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call with the first that go captive, and the banthe husbandman to mourning, and such as quet of them that stretched themselves shall are skilful of lamentation to wailing. be removed.

17. And in all vineyards shall be wailing: 8. The Lord God hath sworn by himself, for I will pass through thee, saith the LORD. || saith the LORD, the God of hosts, I abhor the

18. Wo unto you that desire the day of the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces: LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of | therefore will I deliver up the city, with all the LORD is darkness, and not light. that is therein.

19. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a 11 9. And it shall come to pass, if there rehear met him; or went into the house, and | main ten men in one house, that they shall die. leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent 10. And a man's uncle shall take him up, bit him.

and he that burneth him, to bring out the 20. Shall not the day of the LORD be bones out of the house, and shall say unto darkness, and not light? even very dark, and him that is by the sides of the house, Is there no brightness in it?

yet any with thee? and he shall say, No. 21. I hate, I despise your feast-days, and Then shall he say, Hold thy tongue; for we I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. may not make mention of the name of the

22. Though ye offer me burnt-offerings, || LORD. and your meat-offerings, I will not accept 11. For, behold, the LORD commandeth, them: neither will I regard the peace-offer- and he will smite the great house with ings of your fat beasts.

breaches, and the little house with clefts. 23. 'Take thou away from me the noise of | 12. Shall horses run upon the rock? will thy songs; for I will not hear the melody of one plough there with oxen? for ye have thy viols.

turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of 24. But let judgment run down as waters, righteousness into hemlock. and righteousness as a mighty stream. 13. Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not taken to us horns il prophet's son; but I was a herdman, and a by our own strength ?

gatherer of sycamore-fruit: 14. But, behold, I will raise up against you 15. And the LORD took me as I followed a nation, Ó house of Israel, saith the Lord, the flock, and the LORD said unto me, Go, the God of hosts; and they shall afflict you prophesy unto my people Israel. from the entering in of Hamath unto the 16. Now, therefore, hear thou the word river of the wilderness.

of the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy not CHAP. VII.

against Israel, and drop not thy word against The judgments of grasshoppers, and of fire, are diverted bu || the house of Isaac. the prayer of Amos, &c.

17. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Thy 1. IT'HUS hath the Lord God shewed wife shall be a harlot in the city, and thy

I unto me; and, behold, he formed || sons and thy daughters shall fall by the grasshoppers in the beginning of the shoot-sword, and thy land shall be divided by ing up of the latter growth; and, lo, it was line; and thou shalt die in a polluted land: the latter growth after the king's mowings. and Israel shall surely go into capuvity forth

2. And it came to pass, that when they of his land. had made an end of eating the grass of the

CHAP. VIII. Jand, then I said, Lord GOD, forgive, 1 1 By a basket of summer-fruit is showed Israel's end. 4 Opbeseech thee; by whom shall Jacob arise ?

pression of the poor reproved for he is small.

|| 1. IT HUS hath the Lord God shewed 3. The LORD repented for this: it shall | 1 unto me: and, behold, a basket of not be, saith the LORD.

summer-fruit. 4. I Thus hath the Lord God shewed 2. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? unto me; and, behold, the Lord God called And I said, A basket of summer-fruit. Then to contend by fire, and it devoured the great said the LORD unto me, The end is come deep, and did eat up a part.

upon my people of Israel; I will not again 5. Then said I, O Lord God, cease, I pass by them any more. beseech thee; by whom shall Jacob arise ? || 3. And the songs of the temples shall be for he is small.

howlings in that day, saith the Lord God: 6. The LORD repented for this: This also | there shall be many dead bodies in every shall not be, saith the Lord God.

place; they shall cast them forth with silence. 7. 1 Thus he shewed me; and, behold, 4. I Hear this, O ye that swallow up the the LORD stood upon a wall made by a needy, even to make the poor of the land plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. to fail,

8. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, 5. Saying, When will the new moon be what seest thou ? And I said, A plumb-line. gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabThen said the Lord, Behold, I will set a bath, that we may set forth wheat, making plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel: the ephah small, and the shekel great, and I will not again pass by them any more: falsifying the balances by deceit?

9. And the high places of Isaac shall be 6. That we may buy the poor for silver, desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and be laid waste; and I will rise against the sell the refuse of the wheat? - house of Jeroboam with the sword.

7. The Lord hath sworn by the excel10. I Then Amaziah, the priest of Beth-el, || lency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, || any of their works. Amos hath conspired against thee in the . Shall not the land tremble for this, and midst of the house of Israel; the land is not every one mourn that dwelleth therein? and able to bear all his words.

it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and it 11. For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall shall be cast out and drowned, as by the die by the sword, and Israel shall surely be flood of Egypt. led away captive out of their own land. 9. And it shall come to pass in that day,

12. Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou saith the Lord God, that I will cause the sun seer, go, flee thee away into the land of to go down at noon, and I will darken the Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy | earth in the clear day: there:

10. And I will turn your feasts into mourn13. But prophesy not again any more ating, and all your songs into lamentation; and Beth-el: for it is the king's chapel, and it is I will bring up sackcloth upon all loins, and the king's court.

| baldness upon every head; and I will make 14. Then answered Amos, and said to it as the mourning of an only son, and the Amaziah, I was no prophet, neither was I al end thereof as a bitter day.

man nay. T'hy God, oa Dix the sin of Samaria, / 108. Behold," and the Assy

fall, and

CHAPation.

The restoring or as corais na fall upon the eartpeople

11. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord || heaven, and hath founded his troop in the God, that I will send a famine in the land; earth; he that calleth for the waters of the not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, || sea, and poureth them out upon the face of but of hearing the words of the LORD: the earth; The Lord is his name.

12. And they shall wander from sea to 7. Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians sea, and from the north even to the east; unto me, O children of Israel? saith the they shall run to and fro to seek the word LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of the LORD, and shall not find it.

I of the land of Egypt, and the Philistines 13. In that day shall the fair virgins and from Caphtor, and the Assyrians from Kir? young men faint for thirst.

. 8. Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are 14. They that swear by the sin of Samaria, upon the sinful kingdom, and I will destroy and say, Thy God, O Dan, liveth; and, The it from off the face of the earth; saving that manner of Beer-sheba liveth; even they shall I will not'utterly destroy the house of Jacob, fall, and never rise up again.

saith the Lord.

9. For, lo, I will command, and I will sist I The certainty of Israel's desolation. 11 The restoring of the house of Israel among all nations, like the tabernacle of David.

as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the 1. I SAW the LORD standing upon the least grain fall upon the earth.

I altar: and he said, Smite the lintel of 10. All the sinners of my people shall die the door, that the posts may shake: and cut by the sword, which say, I'he evil shall not them in the head, all of them; and I will slay overtake nor prevent us. the last of them with the sword: he that 11. In that day will I raise up the taberfleeth of them shall not flee away; and he nacle of David that is fallen, and close up that escapeth of them shall not be delivered the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his

2. Though they dig into hell, thence shall | ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old: my hand take them; though they climb up to 12. That they may possess the remnant of heaven, thence will I bring them down: Edom, and of all the heathen, which are :

3. And though they hide themselves in called by my name, saith the LORD that the top of Carmel, I will search and take doeth this. them out thence; and though they be hid 13. Behold, the days come, saith the from my sight in the bottom of the sea, LORD, that the ploughman shall overtake the thence will I command the serpent, and he reaper, and the treader of grapes him that shall bite them:

soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop 4. And though they go into captivity be- sweet wine, and all the hills shall melt. fore their enemies, thence will I command | 14. And I will bring again the captivity the sword, and it shall slay them: and I of my people of Israel, and they shall build will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they not for good.

shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine 5. And the Lord God of hosts is he that thereof; they shall also make gardens, and toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all eat the fruit of them. that dwell therein shall mourn; and it shall 15. And I will plant them upon their land, rise up wholly like a flood, and shall be and they shall no more be pulled up out of drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.

their land which I have given them, saith 6. It is he that buildeth his stories in the l the LORD thy God.

I OBADIAH. 1 The destruction of Edom for their pride. 17. The salvation || his heart, Who shall bring me down to the and victory of Jacob.

ground? 1. T HE vision of Obadiah. Thus saith 4. Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle,

1 the Lord God concerning Edom, and though thou set thy nest among the stars, We have heard a rumour from the LORD, thence will I bring thee down, saith the and an ambassador is sent among the hea LORD. then, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her 5. If thieves came to thee, if robbers by in battle.

night, (how art thou cut off!) would they 2. Behold, I have made thee small among not have stolen till they had enough? if the

grape-gatherers came to thee, would they 3. The pride of thy heart hath deceived not leave some grapes ? thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the 6. How are the things of Esau searched rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in ll out! how are his hidden things sought up!

there. The pride of the greatly despised.mong not have sto art thou

7. All the men of thy confederacy have || escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered brought thee even to the border: the men up those of his that did remain in the day of that were at peace with thee have deceived || distress. thee, and prevailed against thee; they that 15. For the day of the LORD is near upon eat thy bread have laid a wound under thee: all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be there is none understanding in him. done unto thee; thy reward shall return upon

8. Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, || thine own head. even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and 16. For as ye have drunk upon my holy understanding out of the mount of Esau ? mountain, so shall all the heathen drink

9. And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be continually; yea, they shall drink, and they dismayed, to the end that every one of the shall swallow down, and they shall be as mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. though they had not been.

10. For thy violence against thy brother || 17. But upon mount Zion shall be deJacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou | liverance, and there shall be holiness; and shalt be cut off for ever.

the house of Jacob shall possess their pos11. In the day that thou stoodest on the sessions. other side, in the day that the strangers car- || 18. And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, ried away captive his forces, and foreigners and the house of Joseph a flame, and the entered into his gates, and cast lots upon house of Esau for stubble, and they shall Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them. || kindle in them, and devour them; and there

12. But thou shouldest not have looked || shall not be any remaining of the house of on the day of thy brother, in the day that he | Esau: for the LORD hath spoken it. became a stranger; neither shouldest thou 19. And they of the south shall possess have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the dayof their destruction; neither shouldest the Philistines: and they shall possess the thou have spoken proudly in the day of | fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria; distress.

and Benjamin shall possess Gilead. 13. Thou shouldest not have entered into || 20. And the captivity of this host of the the gate of my people in the day of their children of Israel shall possess that of the calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have | Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the looked on their affliction in the day of their captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, calamity, nor have laid hands on their sub- shall possess the cities of the south. stance in the day of their calamity:

21. And saviours shall come up on mount 14. Neither shouldest thou have stood in Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the the cross-way, to cut off those of his that did || kingdom shall be the LORD'S.

| JONAH. CHAP. I.

|| down into the sides of the ship; and be lay, 1 Jonah, sent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish: 4 He is over. || and was fast asleep.

taken by a tempest, and thrown into the sea, &c. 6. So the shipmaster came to him, and said 1. N OW the word of the LORD came unto | unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper! IV Jonah, the son of Amittai, saying, | arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God

Irise, go to Nineveh, that great city, || will think upon us, that we perish not. and cry against it; for their wickedness is || 7. And they said every one to his fellow, come up before me.

Come, and let us cast lots, that we may 3. But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish || know for whose cause this evil is upon us. from the presence of the LORD, and went || So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon down to Joppa; and he found a ship going Jonah. to Tarshish : so he paid the fare thereof, and || 8. Then said they unto him, Tell us, we went down into it, to go with them unto pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. us. What is thine occupation ? and whence

4. But the LORD sent out a great wind comest thou? what is thy country? and of into the sea, and there was a mighty tem what people art thou ? pest in the sea, so that the ship was like to | 9. And he said unto them, I am a Hebrew; be broken.

and I fear the LORD, the God of heaven, 5. Then the mariners were afraid, and which hath made the sea and the dry land. cried every man unto his god, and cast forth || 10. Then were the men exceedingly the wares that were in the ship into the sea, || afraid, and said unto him, Why hast thou to lighten it of them: but Jonah was gone | done this ? (for the men knew that he fed

from the presence of the LORD, because he ||

CHAP. III. had told them.)

| Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Nineviles, &c. 11. Then said they unto him, What shall || 1. AND the word of the LORD came we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm A unto Jonah the second time, saying, unto us? (for the sea wrought, and was 2. Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, tempestuous.)

and preach unto it the preaching that I bid 12. And he said unto them, Take me up, | thee. and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the 3. So Jonah arose, and went unto Ninesea be calm unto you: for I know that for veh, according to the word of the Lord. my sake this great tempest is upon you. (Now Nineveh was an exceeding great

13. Nevertheless, the men rowed hard to city, of three days' journey.) bring it to the land; but they could not: | 4. And Jonah began to enter into the city for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous a day's journey; and he cried, and said, Yet against them.

forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown. 14. Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, 5. So the people of Nineveh believed God, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD, we and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's || from the greatest of them even to the least life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for of them. thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee. 6. For word came unto the king of Nine

15. So they took up Jonah, and cast him | veh, and he arose from his throne, and he forth into the sea; and the sea ceased from laid his robe from him, and covered him her raging.

| with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. . 16. Then the men feared the Lord ex- 7. And he caused it to be proclaimed and ceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the published through Nineveh, (by the decree LORD, and made vows.

of the king and his nobles,) saying, Let nei17. Now the LORD had prepared a great || ther man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in thing; let them not feed, nor drink water. the belly of the fish three days and three nights. 18. But let man and brast be covered with CHAP. II.

sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, 1 The prayer of Jonah: 10 He is delivered out of the belly

let them turn every one from his evil way, of the fish.

and from the violence that is in their hands. 1. THEN Jonah prayed unto the LORD 9. Who can tell if God will turn and

I his God out of the fish's belly, repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, 2. And said, I cried by reason of mine || that we perish not ? affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; 10. And God saw their works, that they out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou turned from their evil way; and God repented heardest my voice.

of the evil that he had said that he would do 3. For thou hadst cast me into the deep, unto them; and he did it not. in the midst of the seas; and the floods

CHAP. IV. compassed me about: all thy billows and Jonah, repining at God's mercy, is reproved by the type of thy waves passed over ine.

a gourd. 4. Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; 1. PUT it displeased Jonah exceedingly, yet I will look again toward thy holy temple. D and he was very angry.

5. The waters compassed me about even to 2. And he prayed unto the LORD, and the soul: the depth closed me round about, said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this my the weeds were wrapped about my head. saying when I was yet in my country?

6. I went down to the bottoms of the Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for mountains; the earth with her bars was about I knew that thou art a gracious God, and me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my i merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindlife from corruption, O LORD my God. ness, and repentest thee of the evil.

7. When my soul fainted within me I 3. Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beremembered the LORD; and my prayer came seech thee, my life from me: for it is better in unto thee, into thy holy temple. |for me to die than to live.

8. They that observe lying vanities for- l 4. Then said the LORD, Doest thou well sake their own mercy.

to be angry? 9. But I will sacrifice unto thee with the 5. So Jonah went out of the city, and sat voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that that I on the east side of the city, and there made have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow,

10. And the LORD spake unto the fish, till he might see what would become of the and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land. I city.

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