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by the sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and A.C. 784.
pass by them
ing the ba.
pression is reproved. 11 A famine of the word threatened.
2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A
3 And the songs of the temple * shall be howlings in Heb. shall that day, saith the Lord Gop: there shall be many dead bodies in every place; they shall cast them forth † with Heb. lve si. silence.
4 Hear this, Oye that swallow up the needy, even to make the poor of the land to fail,
5 Saying, When will the I new moon be gone, that we 1 Or, month. may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may g set forth | Heb. open. wheat
, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?
|| Heb.pervert. 6 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy lances of defor a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat ?
7 the Lord hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works.
8 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn
10 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all
II ( Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I
12 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the
13 la that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint
as a bitter day:
14 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beer-sheba liveth ; even they shall fall, and never rise up again.
1 The certainty of the desolation, 11 The restoring of the tabernacle of David.
b Ps. cxxxix. 8,&c.
1 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar: and he said, *Or, chapiter, Smite the * lintel of the door, that the posts may shake : to be bound and + cut them in the head, all of them; and I will slay the
last of them with the sword: he that fleeth of them shall
2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand
3 And though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence wil I command the serpent, and he shall bite them:
4 And though they go into captivity before their enemies,
thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them : c Jer. xliv. 11. and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for
5 And the Lord God of hosts is he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn: and it shall rise up wholly like a flood; and shall
be drowned, as by the flood of Egypt. Or, spheres. 6 It is he that buildeth his # $ * stories in the heaven, and Heb. ascen
hath founded his || troop in the earth ; he that calleth for u Os, Sundle." the waters of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face
of the earth : The LORD is his name.
7 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me,
children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought f Jer. xlvii. 4. up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines
from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful
9 For, lo, I will command, and I will * sift the house of
Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet + Heb. stone. shall not the least + grain fall
11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David
ech, v. 8.
* Heb. cause 10 move.
& Acts xv, 16.
* Heb, hedge,
name is called,
that is fallen, and * close up the breaches thereof; and I A.C. 784.
12 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of
13 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the plowman shall overtake the reaper, and the treader of grapes him that ( soweth seed; and the mountains shall drop sweet Heb, draw. wige, and all the hills shall melt.
14 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of wine? Israel
, and they shall build the waste cities, and inhabit them; and they shall plant vineyards, and drink the wine thereof; they shall also make gardens, and eat the fruit of them.
15 And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the LORD thy God.
eth h Joel jii. 18.
2 KINGS XIV. VER. 29.
29 And Jeroboam slept with his fathers, even with the
1 God's judgments against the sins of the people, 6 and of the priests, 12 and
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel : for
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and
* The fourth chapter of Hosea contains a description of the violence, ido-
, and disorder, which existed in Israel during the interregnum between the
Wells and Taylor.
upon. || Heb. cause to return.
A.C.776. 3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that
dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field,
4 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy peo-
5 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet Heb. cut at. also shall fall with thee in the night, and I will * destroy thy
because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject
7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me:
therefore will I change their glory into shame. Heb. lift up 8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they # set their their iniquity. heart on their iniquity. * Is. xxiv. 2. 9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I Heb. visit will $ punish them for their ways, and reward them their
10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase : because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.
11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
12 | My people ask counsel at their stocks, and their staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God.
13 They sacrifice upon the tops of the mountains, and burn incense upon the hills, under oaks and poplars and elms, because the shadow thereof is good : therefore your daughters shall commit whoredom, and your spouses shall commit adultery.
14 * I will not punish your daughters when they commit whoredom, nor your spouses when they commit adultery: for themselves are separated with whores, and they sacrifice with harlots: therefore the people that doth not understand
15 | Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Ju
dah offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up 11 Kings xii. to 'Beth-aven, nor swear, The Lord liveth.
16 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
17 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
* Or, Shall I not, &c.
+ Or, be pa shall + fall.
18 Their drink * is sour: they have committed whoredom A.C. 776. continually: her + rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
19 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they + Heb. shields. shall be ashamed because of their sacrifices.
Reign of Zachariah.
2 KINGS XV: ver, 8-13.
9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD,
10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of
12 This was m the word of the LORD which he spake unto m ch. 2. 30. Jehu, saying, Thy sons shall sit on the throne of Israel unto the fourth generation. And so it came to pass.
Reign of Shallum.
2 KINGS xv. ver. 13-16. 13 T Shallum the son of Jabesh began to reign in the 772. nine and thirtieth year of " Uzziah king of Judah ; and he n Matt. 1, 8, 9,
called Ozias, reigned † a full month in Samaria.
14 For Menahem the son of Gadi went up from Tirzah, feb.de and came to Samaria, and smote Shallum the son of Jabesh month of days. in Samaria, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.
15 And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.
and ver. 1,
2 KINGS XV. ver. 16--23.
, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah : because they