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Rev. xviii. 2.

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A.C. 713. 7 And the * unicorns shall come down with them, and

the bullocks with the bulls; and their land shall be + soaked Or, rhinoce.

with blood, and their dust made fat with fatness. + Or, drunken, z ch, Ixiii, 4,

8 For it is the day of the Lord's ? vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

9 And the streams thereof shall be turned into pitch, and the dust thereof into brimstone, and the land thereof shall become burning pitch.

10 It shall not be quenched night nor day; a the smoke 18. & xix. & thereof shall go up for ever: from generation to generation

it shall lie waste ; none shall pass through it for ever and

b Zeph. ii. 14. 11 But the cormorant and the bittern shall possess
10r, pelican. it; the owl also and the raven shall dwell in it: and he shall

stretch out upon it the line of confusion, and the stones of

12 They shall call the nobles thereof to the kingdom,
but none shall be there, and all her princes shall be nothing.

13 And thorns shall come up in her palaces, nettles and

brambles in the fortresses thereof: and it shall be an habifor constricheta tation of dragons, and a court for $ || owls.

14 * The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with + Heb. Tjim. + the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his Or, night fellow; the screech owl also shall rest there, and find for


a place of rest.
15 There shall the great owl make her nest, and lay, and
hatch, and gather under her shadow: there shall the vul-
tures also be gathered, every one with her mate.

16 | Seek ye out of the book of the Lord, and read :
no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my
mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered

17 And he hath cast the lot for them, and his hand hath divided it unto them by line : they shall possess it for ever, from generation to generation shall they dwell therein.

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1 The joyful flourishing of Christ's kingdom. 3. The weak are encouraged by the

virtues and privileges of the Gospel.
1 The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for
and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as

2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy
and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it,
the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the
glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.


c Heb. xii. 12.

&c. & xi. 5. & xii, 22. & XX.

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Mark vii. 32, &c.

39°Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble A.C. 713. knees.

4 Say to them that are of a * fearful heart, Be strong, * Heb. hasty. fear not: behold,


God will come with vengeance, even
God with a recompence;

he will come and save you.
5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the Matt. ix. 27,
*ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.

6 Then shall the flame man leap as an hart, and the 3: Joh. xxi. tongue of the dumb sing: for in the wilderness shall "wa-Matt. xi. 5. ters break out, and streams in the desert.

7 And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the f Matt. xi. 5. thirsty land springs of water : in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be + grass with reeds and rushes.

8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall ," be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass fratrix. 33, over it; I but it shall be for those: the wayfaring men, & xli. though fools, shall not err therein.

9 No lion shall be there, nor any ravenous beast shall go + Or, a court up thereon, it shall not be found there ; but the redeemed for,for the shall walk there :

10 And the iransomed of the Lord shall return, and i ch. li. 11, come to Zion with songs and everlating joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing

& xv. 30. & xxi. 1 4. John V. 8, 9. Acts jii. 2, &c. &

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h John vii. 38, 39.

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ISALAH XXXVII. ver. 9-21.
9 ( The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had
been sick, and was recovered of his sickness :

10 I said in the catting off of my days, I shall go to the
gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my

11 I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the Lord, in the land of the living : I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world. 12 Mine age is departed, and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent: I have cut off like a weaver my life: he will cut me off & with pining sickness : from day even to Or, from the night wilt thou make an end of me.

13 I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones : from day even to night wilt thou make

14 Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter : I did mourn as a dove: mine eyes fail with looking upward : 0 Lord, I an oppressed ; l' undertake for me.

15 What shall I say? he hath both spoken unto me, and himself hath done it : 1 shall go softly all my years in the bitterness of my soul.



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A.C. 713. 16 O Lord, by these things men live, and in all these

things is the life of my spirit: so wilt thou recover me, and
make me to live.

17 Behold, * for peace I had great bitterness : but + thou great bitter. hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corrupHeb. thou tion: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

19 The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known thy truth,

20 The LORD was ready to save me: therefore we will sing my songs to the stringed instruments all the days of our life in the house of the Lord.

hast loved my soul from the pit.

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The King of Babylon congratulates Hezekiah on his Recovery.

2 KINGS XX. VER. 12-20. 711. 12 s At that time I Berodach-baladan, the son of Bala101, Merdan dan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present unto Hezedach-baladan.

kiah: for he had heard that Hezekiah had been sick.

13 And Hezekiah hearkened unto them, and shewed them Or, spicery, all the house of his precious things, the silver, and the

gold, and the spices, and the precious ointment, and all the || Heb. vessels. House of his || armour, and all that was found in his trea

sures : there was nothing in his house, nor in all his domi-
nion, that Hezekiah shewed them not.

14 9 Then came Isaiah the prophet unto king Hezekiah,
and said unto him, What said these men ? and from whence
came they unto thee? And Hezekiah said, They are come
from a far country, even from Babylon.

15 And he said, What have they seen in thine house? And Hezekiah answered, All the things that are in mine house have they seen: there is nothing among my treasures that I have not shewed them.

16 And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD.

17 Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house,

and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this k ch. xxiv. 13. day, "shall be carried into Babylon : nothing shall be left,

saith the LORD.

18 And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou * Fulfilled, shalt beget, shall they take away; * and they shall be

eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon.

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& xxv. 13. Jer, xxvii. 21.

Dan. i. 3.

19 Then said Hezekiah unto Isaiah, Good is the word of A.C. 711. the Lord which thou hast spoken. And he said, * Is it not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

* Or, Shall there not be peace and truth, gc.


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2 CHRONICLES XXXII, VER. 9-24. 9 After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege against Lachish, and all his + power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of +Or, donni. Judah, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem, saying,

10 Thus saith Sennacherib king of Assyria, Whereon do ye trust, that ye abide I in the siege in Jerusalem ?

11 Doth not Hezekiah persuade you to give over your strong hotel. selves to die by famine and by thirst, saying, The LORD our God shall deliver us out of the hand of the king of Assyria?

12 Hath not the same Hezekiah taken away his high places and his altars, and commanded Judah and Jerusalem, saying

, Ye shall worship before one altar, and burn incense
13 Know

ye not what I and my fathers have done unto
all the people of other lands? were the gods of the nations of
those lands any ways able to deliver their lands out of mine
14 Who was there among all the gods of those nations
that my fathers utterly destroyed, that could deliver his

ple out of mine hand, that your God should be able to deli-
ver you out of mine hand ?

15 Now therefore let not Hezekiah deceive you, nor persuade you on in this manner, neither yet believe him: for no god of any nation or kingdom was able to deliver his people out of mine hand, and out of the hand of


fathers : how much less shall your God deliver you out of

16 And his servants spake yet more against the Lord God, and against his servant Hezekiah.

17 He wrote also letters to rail on the LORD God of Israel

, and to speak against him, saying, As the gods of the nations of other lands have not delivered their people out of mine hand, so shall not the God of Hezekiah deliver his people out of mine hand.

18 Then they cried with a loud voice in the Jews' speech unto the people of Jerusalem that were on the wall, to af

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19 And they spake against the God of Jerusalem, as against the gods of the people of the earth, which were the work of the hands of man.

20 And for this cause Hezekiah the king, and the prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz, prayed and cried to heaven.

21 And the LORD sent an angel, which cut off all the mighty men of valour, and the leaders and captains in the camp of the king of Assyria. So he returned with shame of face to his own land. And when he was come into the

house of his god, they that came forth of his own bowels Heb, made * slew him there with the sword.

22 Thus the Lord saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all other, and guided them on

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23 And many brought gifts unto the Lord to Jerusalem, Heb, pre and + presents to Hezekiah king of Judah : so that he was

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17 | And the king of Assyria sent Tartan and Rabsaris # Heb. heavy. and Rab-shakeh from Lachish to king Hezekiah with a Igreat

host against Jerusalem. And they went up and came to
Jerusalem. And when they were come up, they came and
stood by the conduit of the upper pool, which is in the high-

of the fuller's field.
18 And when they had called to the king, there came out
to them Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, which was over the
houshold, and Shebna the $ scribe, and Joah the son of
Asaph the recorder.

19 And Rab-shakeh said unto them, Speak ye now to
Hezekiah, Thus saith the great king, the king of Assyria,
What confidence is this wherein thou trustest?

20 Thou || sayest, (but they are but * vain words,) + I have Heb word counsel and strength for the war. Now on whom dost thou of the lips.

trust, that thou rebellest against me? strength are

21 Now, behold, thou I trustest upon the staff of this Heb. trustest bruised reed, even upon Egypt, on which if a man lean, it

will go into his hand, and pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of
Egypt unto all that trust on him.

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