'Or, Their to provoke the eyes of his glory. 'The shew 9

pSwu"dotl of their countenance doth witness against them;

and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have

s or, done "rewarded evil unto themselves. Say ye of the 10 righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe n unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for

s Or, doing the "reward of his hands shall be 4given him.

* Heb. done to As for my people, children are their oppressors, 12

and women rule over them. O my people, they 6 Heb. which lead thee cause thee to err, and "destroy swallow up. the way of thy paths. The LoRD standeth up 13

6 Or, people to plead, and standeth to judge the "peoples.

The Lord will enter into judgement with the 14
elders of his people, and the princes thereof:
It is ye that have eaten up the vineyard; the
spoil of the poor is in your houses: what mean 15
ye that ye crush my people, and grind the face
of the poor ? saith the Lord, the Lord of hosts.

Moreover the Lord said, Because the 16 daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: therefore the Lord will smite 17 with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will lay bare their secret parts. In that day the Lord will 18 take away the bravery of their anklets, and i Or, networks the7cauls, and the crescents; the pendants, and 19 "Or, chains the "bracelets, and the mufflers; the headtires, 20 and the ankle chains, and the sashes, and the perfume boxes, and the amulets; the rings, and 21 the nose jewels; the festival robes, and the man- 22 tles, and the shawls, and the satchels; the hand 23 mirrors, and the fine linen, and the turbans, and the veils. And it shall come to pass, that in- 24 stead of sweet spices there shall be rottenness;

and instead of a girdle a rope; and instead of well set hair baldness; and instead of a stomacher a girding of sackcloth: branding

25 instead of beauty. Thy men shall fall by the

26 sword, and thy 1 mighty in the war. And her 1 Heb. might. gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be

1 "desolate and sit upon the ground. And seven "Or, emptied women shall take hold of one man in that day,

saying, We will eat our own bread, and wear our own apparel: only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.

2 In that day shall the 8branch of the Lord "(^t,sA^ft be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the *' s*r0Mt 'land shall be "excellent and comely for them * Or, earth

3 that are escaped of Israel. And it shall come s 0r' mv,ttie to pass, that he that is left in Zion, and he that remaineth in Jerusalem, shall be called holy,

even every one that is written "among the "Or,

4 living in Jerusalem: when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem

from the midst thereof, by the 'spirit of judge- 7 0r,b,ast

5 ment, and by the 'spirit of burning. And the

Lord will create over "the whole habitation of "Or, every mount Zion, and over her assemblies, a cloud dwellmg and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night: for over all the glory shall be

6 spread a canopy. And there shall be a pavilion for a shadow in the day-time from the heat, and for a refuge and for a covert from storm and from rain.

1 Let me sing 'for my wellbeloved a song of * Or, of my beloved touching his vineyard. My wellbeloved had a vineyard in 10a very fruitful hill: TM^^aJ°TM'

2 and he "made a trench about it, and gathered n^JjgZ/ out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the midst of

it, and also hewed out a "winepress therein : and "Or, wine/at he looked that it should bring forth grapes, and it brought forth wild grapes. And now, O 3 inhabitants of Jerusalem and men of Judah, judge, I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been done more to my vine- 4 yard, that I have not done in it? wherefore, when I looked that it should bring forth grapes, brought it forth wild grapes? And now go to ; 5 I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it 1 Or,burnt shall be 'eaten up; I will break down the fence thereof, and it shall be trodden down: and I 6 will lay it waste; it shall not be pruned nor hoed; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it. For the vineyard of the Lord 7 of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of 2Heb.the Judah "his pleasant plant: and he looked for fdeiigh°t.h's judgement, but behold "oppression; for right

3 Or, shedding eousness, but behold a cry.

of blood Woe unto them that join house to house, 8

that lay field to field, till there be no room, and
ye be made to dwell alone in the midst of the
land! In mine ears saith the Lord of hosts, 9
Of a truth many houses shall be desolate, even
great and fair, without inhabitant . For ten 10
acres of vineyard shall yield one bath, and a

4 See Ezek. 'homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.

X1"' Woe unto them that rise up early in the 1

morning, that they may follow strong drink; that tarry late into the night, till wine inflame them! And the harp and the lute, the tabret 1 and the pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the Lord, neither have they considered the operation of his hands. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, for I ghr^'al^mm ^ac^ of knowledge: and "their honourable men of famine. are famished, and their multitude are parched

14 with thirst. Therefore 'hell hath enlarged her 1Ho£'j£*J",i desire, and opened her mouth without measure: See ben. and their glory, and their multitude, and their xxxvii- M. "pomp, and he that rejoieeth among them, de- 3 Or, tumult

15 scend into it. And the mean man is bowed down, and the great man is humbled, and the

16 eyes of the lofty are humbled: but the Lord of hosts is exalted in judgement, and God the Holy

17 One is sanctified in righteousness. Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste

places of the fat ones shall "wanderers eat. * Or, strangers

18 Woe unto them that draw iniquity with cords of vanity, and sin as it were with a cart rope:

19 that say, Let him make speed, let him hasten his work, that we may see it: and let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw nigh and come, that we may know it!

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

22 Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong

23 drink: which justify the wicked for a reward, and take away the righteousness of the right

24 eous from him! Therefore as the tongue of fire devoureth the stubble, and as the dry grass sinketh down in the flame, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as

dust: because they have rejected the 4law of the 4 Or, teaching Lord of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.

25 Therefore is the anger of the Lord kindled against his people, and he hath stretched forth his hand against them, and hath smitten them, and the hills did tremble, and their carcases 1 Heb. him.

* Heb. and in the following verses.

* Or, over

* According
to the Mas-
soretic text,
behold dark-
ness; distress
and light; it
is dark <£c.
6 Or, skirts

were as refuse in the midst of the streets. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. And he 26 will lift up an ensign to the nations from far, and will hiss for them from the end of the earth: and, behold, "they shall come with speed swiftly: none shall be weary nor stumble among 27 them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken: whose arrows 28 are sharp, and all their bows bent; their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind: their roaring shall be like a 29 lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and carry it away safe, and there shall be none to deliver. And they shall roar "against them in that day 30 like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, 4behold darkness and distress, and the light is darkened in the clouds thereof.

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw the 1 Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his "train filled the temple. Above him a stood the seraphim: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, 3 holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: "the whole earth is full of his glory. And the foundations of the 4 thresholds were moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; 5 because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphim unto me, 6 'Or, stone having a 'live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: and he 7

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q Heb. the fulness of the whole earth is his glory.

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