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thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten
thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books
27:007:011 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which
the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and
his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
27:007:012 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion
taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and
27:007:013 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of
man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of
days, and they brought him near before him.
27:007:014 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom,
that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his
dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass
away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
27:007:015 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and
the visions of my head troubled me.
27:007:016 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the
truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the
interpretation of the things.
27:007:017 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which
shall arise out of the earth.
27:007:018 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and
possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
27:007:019 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was
diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth
were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in
pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
27:007:020 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other
which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn
that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose
look was more stout than his fellows.
27:007:021 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and
prevailed against them;
27:007:022 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the
saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints
possessed the kingdom.
27:007:023 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom
upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and
shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and
break it in pieces.
27:007:024 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall
arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be
diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
27:007:025 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and
shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to
change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand
until a time and times and the dividing of time.
27:007:026 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his
dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
27:007:027 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom
under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the
saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting
kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
27:007:028 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my
cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in
me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
27:008:001 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision
appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which
appeared unto me at the first.
27:008:002 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I
was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of
Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.
27:008:003 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood
before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns
were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher
came up last.
27:008:004 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward;
so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there
any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according
to his will, and became great.
27:008:005 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the
west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the
ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
27:008:006 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen
standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his
27:008:007 And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with
choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two
horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him,
but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and
there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
27:008:008 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was
strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four
notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
27:008:009 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed
exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and
toward the pleasant land.
27:008:010 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast
down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and
stamped upon them.
27:008:011 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and
by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of
the sanctuary was cast down.
27:008:012 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by
reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the
ground; and it practised, and prospered.
27:008:013 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto
that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision
concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of
desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be
trodden under foot?
27:008:014 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days;
then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
27:008:015 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the
vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood
before me as the appearance of a man.
27:008:016 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which
called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the
27:008:017 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid,
and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son
of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.
27:008:018 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my
face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.
27:008:019 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in
the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the
end shall be.
27:008:020 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of
Media and Persia.
27:008:021 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn
that is between his eyes is the first king.
27:008:022 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four
kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his
27:008:023 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the
transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce
countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
27:008:024 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and
he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise,
and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
27:008:025 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in
his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by
peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the
Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
27:008:026 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told
is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be
for many days.
27:008:027 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I
rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at
the vision, but none understood it.
27:009:001 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed
of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the
27:009:002 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books
the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to
Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years
in the desolations of Jerusalem.
27:009:003 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and
supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
27:009:004 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and
said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant
and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his
27:009:005 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done
wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy
precepts and from thy judgments:
27:009:006 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets,
which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our
fathers, and to all the people of the land.
27:009:007 O LORD, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us
confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and
to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are
near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither
thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they
have trespassed against thee.
27:009:008 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to
our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned
27:009:009 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though
we have rebelled against him;
27:009:010 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk
in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the
27:009:011 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing,
that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is
poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of
Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
27:009:012 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us,
and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a
great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as
hath been done upon Jerusalem.
27:009:013 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come
upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God,
that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy
27:009:014 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it
upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works
which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
27:009:015 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth
out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten
thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done
27:009:016 O LORD, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee,
let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city
Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for
the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are
become a reproach to all that are about us.
27:009:017 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and
his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy
sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
27:009:018 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and
behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy
name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for
our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
27:009:019 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer
not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people
are called by thy name.
27:009:020 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin
and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my
supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of
27:009:021 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel,
whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused
to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening
27:009:022 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I
am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
27:009:023 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came
forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly
beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the
27:009:024 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy
city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins,
and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in
everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and
prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
27:009:025 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of
the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the
Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and
two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even
in troublous times.
27:009:026 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off,
but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall
come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end
thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war
desolations are determined.
27:009:027 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and
in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the
oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations
he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and
that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
27:010:001 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed
unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing
was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood
the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
27:010:002 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
27:010:003 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my
mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole
weeks were fulfilled.
27:010:004 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was
by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
27:010:005 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain
man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold
27:010:006 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the
appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and
his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and
the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
27:010:007 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with
me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so
that they fled to hide themselves.
27:010:008 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and
there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned
in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
27:010:009 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice
of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my
face toward the ground.
27:010:010 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees
and upon the palms of my hands.
27:010:011 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved,
understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand
upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken
this word unto me, I stood trembling.
27:010:012 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day
that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten
thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come
for thy words.
27:010:013 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and
twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came
to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
27:010:014 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy
people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many
27:010:015 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face
toward the ground, and I became dumb.
27:010:016 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men
touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said
unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my
sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
27:010:017 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my
lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in
me, neither is there breath left in me.
27:010:018 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance
of a man, and he strengthened me,
27:010:019 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee,
be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I
was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast
27:010:020 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now
will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I
am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
27:010:021 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of
truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things,
but Michael your prince.
27:011:001 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to
confirm and to strengthen him.
27:011:002 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand
up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far
richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches
he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
27:011:003 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great
dominion, and do according to his will.
27:011:004 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and
shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to
his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled:
for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside
27:011:005 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his
princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion;
his dominion shall be a great dominion.
27:011:006 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together;
for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of
the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the
power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she
shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that
begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
27:011:007 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his
estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into
the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against
them, and shall prevail:
27:011:008 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with
their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and
of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the
27:011:009 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and
shall return into his own land.
27:011:010 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a
multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and
overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be
stirred up, even to his fortress.
27:011:011 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and
shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the
north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the
multitude shall be given into his hand.
27:011:012 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be
lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he
shall not be strengthened by it.
27:011:013 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a
multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come
after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
27:011:014 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king
of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt
themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
27:011:015 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and
take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall
not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there
be any strength to withstand.
27:011:016 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own
will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in
the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
27:011:017 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his
whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do:
and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her:
but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
27:011:018 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall
take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the
reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he
shall cause it to turn upon him.
27:011:019 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land:
but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
27:011:020 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the
glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be
destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
27:011:021 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they
shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in
peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
27:011:022 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from
before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the
27:011:023 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully:
for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small
27:011:024 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the
province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not
done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them
the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast
his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
27:011:025 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the
king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south
shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty
army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices
27:011:026 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy
him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down
27:011:027 And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and
they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper:
for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
27:011:028 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his
heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do
exploits, and return to his own land.
27:011:029 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the
south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
27:011:030 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he
shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the
holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have
intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
27:011:031 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the
sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily
sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh
27:011:032 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt
by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be
strong, and do exploits.
27:011:033 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many:
yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity,
and by spoil, many days.
27:011:034 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little
help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
27:011:035 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and
to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end:
because it is yet for a time appointed.
27:011:036 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall
exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall
speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall
prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is
determined shall be done.
27:011:037 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire
of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself
27:011:038 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god
whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and
silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
27:011:039 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,
whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he
shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land
27:011:040 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at
him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a
whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many
ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
overflow and pass over.
27:011:041 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries
shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand,
even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
27:011:042 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and
the land of Egypt shall not escape.
27:011:043 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of
silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the
Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
27:011:044 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble
him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy,
and utterly to make away many.
27:011:045 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the
seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his
end, and none shall help him.
27:012:001 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince
which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall
be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a
nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people
shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in
27:012:002 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall
awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and
27:012:003 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the
stars for ever and ever.
27:012:004 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even
to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and
knowledge shall be increased.
27:012:005 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the
one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on
that side of the bank of the river.
27:012:006 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the
waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these
27:012:007 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the
waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his
left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever
that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he
shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy
people, all these things shall be finished.
27:012:008 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord,
what shall be the end of these things?
27:012:009 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up
and sealed till the time of the end.
27:012:010 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the
wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall
understand; but the wise shall understand.
27:012:011 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken
away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there
shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
27:012:012 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three
hundred and five and thirty days.
27:012:013 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and
stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
Book 28 Hosea
28:001:001 The word of the LORD that came unto Hosea, the son of Beeri,
in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of
Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of
28:001:002 The beginning of the word of the LORD by Hosea. And the LORD
said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and
children of whoredoms: for the land hath committed great
whoredom, departing from the LORD.
28:001:003 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which
conceived, and bare him a son.
28:001:004 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a
little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the
house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the
house of Israel.
28:001:005 And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the
bow of Israel, in the valley of Jezreel.
28:001:006 And she conceived again, and bare a daughter. And God said
unto him, Call her name Loruhamah: for I will no more have
mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them
28:001:007 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save
them by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor
by sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.
28:001:008 Now when she had weaned Loruhamah, she conceived, and bare a
28:001:009 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for ye are not my people,
and I will not be your God.
28:001:010 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand
of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it
shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto
them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them,
Ye are the sons of the living God.
28:001:011 Then shall the children of Judah and the children of Israel be
gathered together, and appoint themselves one head, and they
shall come up out of the land: for great shall be the day of
28:002:001 Say ye unto your brethren, Ammi; and to your sisters, Ruhamah.
28:002:002 Plead with your mother, plead: for she is not my wife, neither
am I her husband: let her therefore put away her whoredoms out
of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;
28:002:003 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was
born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry
land, and slay her with thirst.
28:002:004 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the
children of whoredoms.
28:002:005 For their mother hath played the harlot: she that conceived
them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my
lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my
flax, mine oil and my drink.
28:002:006 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and
make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.
28:002:007 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not
overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find
them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first
husband; for then was it better with me than now.
28:002:008 For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil,
and multiplied her silver and gold, which they prepared for
28:002:009 Therefore will I return, and take away my corn in the time
thereof, and my wine in the season thereof, and will recover
my wool and my flax given to cover her nakedness.
28:002:010 And now will I discover her lewdness in the sight of her
lovers, and none shall deliver her out of mine hand.
28:002:011 I will also cause all her mirth to cease, her feast days, her
new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her solemn feasts.
28:002:012 And I will destroy her vines and her fig trees, whereof she
hath said, These are my rewards that my lovers have given me:
and I will make them a forest, and the beasts of the field
shall eat them.
28:002:013 And I will visit upon her the days of Baalim, wherein she
burned incense to them, and she decked herself with her
earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and
forgat me, saith the LORD.
28:002:014 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the
wilderness, and speak comfortably unto her.
28:002:015 And I will give her her vineyards from thence, and the valley
of Achor for a door of hope: and she shall sing there, as in
the days of her youth, and as in the day when she came up out
of the land of Egypt.
28:002:016 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt
call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.
28:002:017 For I will take away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and
they shall no more be remembered by their name.
28:002:018 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the
beasts of the field and with the fowls of heaven, and with the
creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and
the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them
to lie down safely.
28:002:019 And I will betroth thee unto me for ever; yea, I will betroth
thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in
lovingkindness, and in mercies.
28:002:020 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou
shalt know the LORD.
28:002:021 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the
LORD, I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;
28:002:022 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil;
and they shall hear Jezreel.
28:002:023 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy
upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them
which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall
say, Thou art my God.
28:003:001 Then said the LORD unto me, Go yet, love a woman beloved of
her friend, yet an adulteress, according to the love of the
LORD toward the children of Israel, who look to other gods,
and love flagons of wine.
28:003:002 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for an
homer of barley, and an half homer of barley:
28:003:003 And I said unto her, Thou shalt abide for me many days; thou
shalt not play the harlot, and thou shalt not be for another
man: so will I also be for thee.
28:003:004 For the children of Israel shall abide many days without a
king, and without a prince, and without a sacrifice, and
without an image, and without an ephod, and without teraphim:
28:003:005 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the
LORD their God, and David their king; and shall fear the LORD
and his goodness in the latter days.
28:004:001 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD
hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because
there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the
28:004:002 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and
committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
28:004:003 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth
therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with
the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be
28:004:004 Yet let no man strive, nor reprove another: for thy people are
as they that strive with the priest.
28:004:005 Therefore shalt thou fall in the day, and the prophet also
shall fall with thee in the night, and I will destroy thy
28:004:006 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou
hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou
shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law
of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
28:004:007 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore
will I change their glory into shame.
28:004:008 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on
28:004:009 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will
punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.
28:004:010 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.
28:004:011 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
28:004:012 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
28:004:013 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.
28:004:014 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 shall fall.
28:004:015 Though thou, Israel, play the harlot, yet let not Judah
offend; and come not ye unto Gilgal, neither go ye up to
Bethaven, nor swear, The LORD liveth.
28:004:016 For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer: now the LORD
will feed them as a lamb in a large place.
28:004:017 Ephraim is joined to idols: let him alone.
28:004:018 Their drink is sour: they have committed whoredom continually:
her rulers with shame do love, Give ye.
28:004:019 The wind hath bound her up in her wings, and they shall be
ashamed because of their sacrifices.
28:005:001 Hear ye this, O priests; and hearken, ye house of Israel; and
give ye ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you,
because ye have been a snare on Mizpah, and a net spread upon
28:005:002 And the revolters are profound to make slaughter, though I
have been a rebuker of them all.
28:005:003 I know Ephraim, and Israel is not hid from me: for now, O
Ephraim, thou committest whoredom, and Israel is defiled.
28:005:004 They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for
the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have
not known the LORD.
28:005:005 And the pride of Israel doth testify to his face: therefore
shall Israel and Ephraim fall in their iniquity: Judah also
shall fall with them.
28:005:006 They shall go with their flocks and with their herds to seek
the LORD; but they shall not find him; he hath withdrawn
himself from them.
28:005:007 They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have
begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with
28:005:008 Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, and the trumpet in Ramah: cry
aloud at Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.
28:005:009 Ephraim shall be desolate in the day of rebuke: among the
tribes of Israel have I made known that which shall surely be.
28:005:010 The princes of Judah were like them that remove the bound:
therefore I will pour out my wrath upon them like water.
28:005:011 Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he
willingly walked after the commandment.
28:005:012 Therefore will I be unto Ephraim as a moth, and to the house
of Judah as rottenness.
28:005:013 When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah saw his wound, then
went Ephraim to the Assyrian, and sent to king Jareb: yet
could he not heal you, nor cure you of your wound.
28:005:014 For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to
the house of Judah: I, even I, will tear and go away; I will
take away, and none shall rescue him.
28:005:015 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their
offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek
28:006:001 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and
he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.
28:006:002 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will
raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.
28:006:003 Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his
going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto
us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.
28:006:004 O Ephraim, what shall I do unto thee? O Judah, what shall I do
unto thee? for your goodness is as a morning cloud, and as the
early dew it goeth away.
28:006:005 Therefore have I hewed them by the prophets; I have slain them
by the words of my mouth: and thy judgments are as the light
that goeth forth.
28:006:006 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of
God more than burnt offerings.
28:006:007 But they like men have transgressed the covenant: there have
they dealt treacherously against me.
28:006:008 Gilead is a city of them that work iniquity, and is polluted
28:006:009 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of
priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit
28:006:010 I have seen an horrible thing in the house of Israel: there is
the whoredom of Ephraim, Israel is defiled.
28:006:011 Also, O Judah, he hath set an harvest for thee, when I
returned the captivity of my people.
28:007:001 When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim
was discovered, and the wickedness of Samaria: for they commit
falsehood; and the thief cometh in, and the troop of robbers
28:007:002 And they consider not in their hearts that I remember all
their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about;
they are before my face.
28:007:003 They make the king glad with their wickedness, and the princes
with their lies.
28:007:004 They are all adulterers, as an oven heated by the baker, who
ceaseth from raising after he hath kneaded the dough, until it
28:007:005 In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with
bottles of wine; he stretched out his hand with scorners.
28:007:006 For they have made ready their heart like an oven, whiles they
lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the
morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
28:007:007 They are all hot as an oven, and have devoured their judges;
all their kings are fallen: there is none among them that
calleth unto me.
28:007:008 Ephraim, he hath mixed himself among the people; Ephraim is a
cake not turned.
28:007:009 Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not:
yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, yet he knoweth
28:007:010 And the pride of Israel testifieth to his face: and they do
not return to the LORD their God, nor seek him for all this.
28:007:011 Ephraim also is like a silly dove without heart: they call to
Egypt, they go to Assyria.
28:007:012 When they shall go, I will spread my net upon them; I will
bring them down as the fowls of the heaven; I will chastise
them, as their congregation hath heard.
28:007:013 Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto
them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have
redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
28:007:014 And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they
howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and
wine, and they rebel against me.
28:007:015 Though I have bound and strengthened their arms, yet do they
imagine mischief against me.
28:007:016 They return, but not to the most High: they are like a
deceitful bow: their princes shall fall by the sword for the
rage of their tongue: this shall be their derision in the land
28:008:001 Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an eagle
against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed
my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
28:008:002 Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee.
28:008:003 Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall
28:008:004 They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes,
and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they
made them idols, that they may be cut off.
28:008:005 Thy calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled
against them: how long will it be ere they attain to
28:008:006 For from Israel was it also: the workman made it; therefore it
is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.
28:008:007 For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the
whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if
so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.
28:008:008 Israel is swallowed up: now shall they be among the Gentiles
as a vessel wherein is no pleasure.
28:008:009 For they are gone up to Assyria, a wild ass alone by himself:
Ephraim hath hired lovers.
28:008:010 Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I
gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of
the king of princes.
28:008:011 Because Ephraim hath made many altars to sin, altars shall be
unto him to sin.
28:008:012 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they
were counted as a strange thing.
28:008:013 They sacrifice flesh for the sacrifices of mine offerings, and
eat it; but the LORD accepteth them not; now will he remember
their iniquity, and visit their sins: they shall return to
28:008:014 For Israel hath forgotten his Maker, and buildeth temples; and
Judah hath multiplied fenced cities: but I will send a fire
upon his cities, and it shall devour the palaces thereof.
28:009:001 Rejoice not, O Israel, for joy, as other people: for thou hast
gone a whoring from thy God, thou hast loved a reward upon
28:009:002 The floor and the winepress shall not feed them, and the new
wine shall fail in her.
28:009:003 They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall
return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.
28:009:004 They shall not offer wine offerings to the LORD, neither shall
they be pleasing unto him: their sacrifices shall be unto them
as the bread of mourners; all that eat thereof shall be
polluted: for their bread for their soul shall not come into
the house of the LORD.
28:009:005 What will ye do in the solemn day, and in the day of the feast
of the LORD?
28:009:006 For, lo, they are gone because of destruction: Egypt shall
gather them up, Memphis shall bury them: the pleasant places
for their silver, nettles shall possess them: thorns shall be
in their tabernacles.
28:009:007 The days of visitation are come, the days of recompence are
come; Israel shall know it: the prophet is a fool, the
spiritual man is mad, for the multitude of thine iniquity, and
the great hatred.
28:009:008 The watchman of Ephraim was with my God: but the prophet is a
snare of a fowler in all his ways, and hatred in the house of
28:009:009 They have deeply corrupted themselves, as in the days of
Gibeah: therefore he will remember their iniquity, he will
visit their sins.
28:009:010 I found Israel like grapes in the wilderness; I saw your
fathers as the firstripe in the fig tree at her first time:
but they went to Baalpeor, and separated themselves unto that
shame; and their abominations were according as they loved.
28:009:011 As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from
the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception.
28:009:012 Though they bring up their children, yet will I bereave them,
that there shall not be a man left: yea, woe also to them when
I depart from them!
28:009:013 Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant place: but
Ephraim shall bring forth his children to the murderer.
28:009:014 Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a
miscarrying womb and dry breasts.
28:009:015 All their wickedness is in Gilgal: for there I hated them: for
the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of mine
house, I will love them no more: all their princes are
28:009:016 Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall bear no
fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the
beloved fruit of their womb.
28:009:017 My God will cast them away, because they did not hearken unto
him: and they shall be wanderers among the nations.
28:010:001 Israel is an empty vine, he bringeth forth fruit unto himself:
according to the multitude of his fruit he hath increased the
altars; according to the goodness of his land they have made
28:010:002 Their heart is divided; now shall they be found faulty: he
shall break down their altars, he shall spoil their images.
28:010:003 For now they shall say, We have no king, because we feared not
the LORD; what then should a king do to us?
28:010:004 They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant:
thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the
28:010:005 The inhabitants of Samaria shall fear because of the calves of
Bethaven: for the people thereof shall mourn over it, and the
priests thereof that rejoiced on it, for the glory thereof,
because it is departed from it.
28:010:006 It shall be also carried unto Assyria for a present to king
Jareb: Ephraim shall receive shame, and Israel shall be
ashamed of his own counsel.
28:010:007 As for Samaria, her king is cut off as the foam upon the
28:010:008 The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be
destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their
altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to
the hills, Fall on us.
28:010:009 O Israel, thou hast sinned from the days of Gibeah: there they
stood: the battle in Gibeah against the children of iniquity
did not overtake them.
28:010:010 It is in my desire that I should chastise them; and the people
shall be gathered against them, when they shall bind
themselves in their two furrows.
28:010:011 And Ephraim is as an heifer that is taught, and loveth to
tread out the corn; but I passed over upon her fair neck: I
will make Ephraim to ride; Judah shall plow, and Jacob shall
break his clods.
28:010:012 Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up
your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he
come and rain righteousness upon you.
28:010:013 Ye have plowed wickedness, ye have reaped iniquity; ye have
eaten the fruit of lies: because thou didst trust in thy way,
in the multitude of thy mighty men.
28:010:014 Therefore shall a tumult arise among thy people, and all thy
fortresses shall be spoiled, as Shalman spoiled Betharbel in
the day of battle: the mother was dashed in pieces upon her
28:010:015 So shall Bethel do unto you because of your great wickedness:
in a morning shall the king of Israel utterly be cut off.
28:011:001 When Israel was a child, then I loved him, and called my son
out of Egypt.
28:011:002 As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed
unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
28:011:003 I taught Ephraim also to go, taking them by their arms; but
they knew not that I healed them.
28:011:004 I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was
to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I
laid meat unto them.
28:011:005 He shall not return into the land of Egypt, and the Assyrian
shall be his king, because they refused to return.
28:011:006 And the sword shall abide on his cities, and shall consume his
branches, and devour them, because of their own counsels.
28:011:007 And my people are bent to backsliding from me: though they
called them to the most High, none at all would exalt him.
28:011:008 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee,
Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee
as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are
28:011:009 I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not
return to destroy Ephraim: for I am God, and not man; the Holy
One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.
28:011:010 They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion:
when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the
28:011:011 They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out
of the land of Assyria: and I will place them in their houses,
saith the LORD.
28:011:012 Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel
with deceit: but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful
with the saints.
28:012:001 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind: he
daily increaseth lies and desolation; and they do make a
covenant with the Assyrians, and oil is carried into Egypt.
28:012:002 The LORD hath also a controversy with Judah, and will punish
Jacob according to his ways; according to his doings will he
28:012:003 He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his
strength he had power with God:
28:012:004 Yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed: he wept, and
made supplication unto him: he found him in Bethel, and there
he spake with us;
28:012:005 Even the LORD God of hosts; the LORD is his memorial.
28:012:006 Therefore turn thou to thy God: keep mercy and judgment and
wait on thy God continually.
28:012:007 He is a merchant, the balances of deceit are in his hand: he
loveth to oppress.
28:012:008 And Ephraim said, Yet I am become rich, I have found me out
substance: in all my labours they shall find none iniquity in
me that were sin.
28:012:009 And I that am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt will yet
make thee to dwell in tabernacles, as in the days of the
28:012:010 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied
visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the
28:012:011 Is there iniquity in Gilead? surely they are vanity: they
sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; yea, their altars are as heaps
in the furrows of the fields.
28:012:012 And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served
for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.
28:012:013 And by a prophet the LORD brought Israel out of Egypt, and by
a prophet was he preserved.
28:012:014 Ephraim provoked him to anger most bitterly: therefore shall
he leave his blood upon him, and his reproach shall his LORD
return unto him.
28:013:001 When Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel;
but when he offended in Baal, he died.
28:013:002 And now they sin more and more, and have made them molten
images of their silver, and idols according to their own
understanding, all of it the work of the craftsmen: they say
of them, Let the men that sacrifice kiss the calves.
28:013:003 Therefore they shall be as the morning cloud and as the early
dew that passeth away, as the chaff that is driven with the
whirlwind out of the floor, and as the smoke out of the
28:013:004 Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou
shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me.
28:013:005 I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great
28:013:006 According to their pasture, so were they filled; they were
filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they
28:013:007 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the
way will I observe them:
28:013:008 I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and
will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour
them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them.
28:013:009 O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine
28:013:010 I will be thy king: where is any other that may save thee in
all thy cities? and thy judges of whom thou saidst, Give me a
king and princes?
28:013:011 I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my
28:013:012 The iniquity of Ephraim is bound up; his sin is hid.
28:013:013 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is
an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the
breaking forth of children.
28:013:014 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem
them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I
will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine
28:013:015 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall
come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness,
and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be
dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels.
28:013:016 Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against
her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be
dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped
28:014:001 O israel, return unto the LORD thy God; for thou hast fallen
by thine iniquity.
28:014:002 Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him, Take
away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we
render the calves of our lips.
28:014:003 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses:
neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are
our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
28:014:004 I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for
mine anger is turned away from him.
28:014:005 I will be as the dew unto Israel: he shall grow as the lily,
and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
28:014:006 His branches shall spread, and his beauty shall be as the
olive tree, and his smell as Lebanon.
28:014:007 They that dwell under his shadow shall return; they shall
revive as the corn, and grow as the vine: the scent thereof
shall be as the wine of Lebanon.
28:014:008 Ephraim shall say, What have I to do any more with idols? I
have heard him, and observed him: I am like a green fir tree.
From me is thy fruit found.
28:014:009 Who is wise, and he shall understand these things? prudent,
and he shall know them? for the ways of the LORD are right,
and the just shall walk in them: but the transgressors shall
Book 29 Joel
29:001:001 The word of the LORD that came to Joel the son of Pethuel.
29:001:002 Hear this, ye old men, and give ear, all ye inhabitants of the
land. Hath this been in your days, or even in the days of your
29:001:003 Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their
children, and their children another generation.
29:001:004 That which the palmerworm hath left hath the locust eaten; and
that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and
that which the cankerworm hath left hath the caterpiller
29:001:005 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of
wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your
29:001:006 For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and without
number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the
cheek teeth of a great lion.
29:001:007 He hath laid my vine waste, and barked my fig tree: he hath
made it clean bare, and cast it away; the branches thereof are
29:001:008 Lament like a virgin girded with sackcloth for the husband of
29:001:009 The meat offering and the drink offering is cut off from the
house of the LORD; the priests, the LORD's ministers, mourn.
29:001:010 The field is wasted, the land mourneth; for the corn is
wasted: the new wine is dried up, the oil languisheth.
29:001:011 Be ye ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, O ye vinedressers, for
the wheat and for the barley; because the harvest of the field
29:001:012 The vine is dried up, and the fig tree languisheth; the
pomegranate tree, the palm tree also, and the apple tree, even
all the trees of the field, are withered: because joy is
withered away from the sons of men.
29:001:013 Gird yourselves, and lament, ye priests: howl, ye ministers of
the altar: come, lie all night in sackcloth, ye ministers of
my God: for the meat offering and the drink offering is
withholden from the house of your God.
29:001:014 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders
and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD
your God, and cry unto the LORD,
29:001:015 Alas for the day! for the day of the LORD is at hand, and as a
destruction from the Almighty shall it come.
29:001:016 Is not the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, joy and gladness
from the house of our God?
29:001:017 The seed is rotten under their clods, the garners are laid
desolate, the barns are broken down; for the corn is withered.
29:001:018 How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed,
because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are
29:001:019 O LORD, to thee will I cry: for the fire hath devoured the
pastures of the wilderness, and the flame hath burned all the
trees of the field.
29:001:020 The beasts of the field cry also unto thee: for the rivers of
waters are dried up, and the fire hath devoured the pastures
of the wilderness.
29:002:001 Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy
mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the
day of the LORD cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
29:002:002 A day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of
thick darkness, as the morning spread upon the mountains: a
great people and a strong; there hath not been ever the like,
neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many
29:002:003 A fire devoureth before them; and behind them a flame burneth:
the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them
a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
29:002:004 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as
horsemen, so shall they run.
29:002:005 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they
leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the
stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.
29:002:006 Before their face the people shall be much pained: all faces
shall gather blackness.
29:002:007 They shall run like mighty men; they shall climb the wall like
men of war; and they shall march every one on his ways, and
they shall not break their ranks:
29:002:008 Neither shall one thrust another; they shall walk every one in
his path: and when they fall upon the sword, they shall not be
29:002:009 They shall run to and fro in the city; they shall run upon the
wall, they shall climb up upon the houses; they shall enter in
at the windows like a thief.
29:002:010 The earth shall quake before them; the heavens shall tremble:
the sun and the moon shall be dark, and the stars shall
withdraw their shining:
29:002:011 And the LORD shall utter his voice before his army: for his
camp is very great: for he is strong that executeth his word:
for the day of the LORD is great and very terrible; and who
can abide it?
29:002:012 Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with
all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with
29:002:013 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the
LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger,
and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.
29:002:014 Who knoweth if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing
behind him; even a meat offering and a drink offering unto the
LORD your God?
29:002:015 Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn
29:002:016 Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the
elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts:
let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out
of her closet.
29:002:017 Let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the
porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O
LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the
heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among
the people, Where is their God?
29:002:018 Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his
29:002:019 Yea, the LORD will answer and say unto his people, Behold, I
will send you corn, and wine, and oil, and ye shall be
satisfied therewith: and I will no more make you a reproach
among the heathen:
29:002:020 But I will remove far off from you the northern army, and will
drive him into a land barren and desolate, with his face
toward the east sea, and his hinder part toward the utmost
sea, and his stink shall come up, and his ill savour shall
come up, because he hath done great things.
29:002:021 Fear not, O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do
29:002:022 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the
wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig
tree and the vine do yield their strength.
29:002:023 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD
your God: for he hath given you the former rain moderately,
and he will cause to come down for you the rain, the former
rain, and the latter rain in the first month.
29:002:024 And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the vats shall
overflow with wine and oil.
29:002:025 And I will restore to you the years that the locust hath
eaten, the cankerworm, and the caterpiller, and the
palmerworm, my great army which I sent among you.
29:002:026 And ye shall eat in plenty, and be satisfied, and praise the
name of the LORD your God, that hath dealt wondrously with
you: and my people shall never be ashamed.
29:002:027 And ye shall know that I am in the midst of Israel, and that I
am the LORD your God, and none else: and my people shall never
29:002:028 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my
spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall
prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men
shall see visions:
29:002:029 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those
days will I pour out my spirit.
29:002:030 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth,
blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.
29:002:031 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into
blood, before the great and terrible day of the LORD come.
29:002:032 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the
name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in
Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in
the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
29:003:001 For, behold, in those days, and in that time, when I shall
bring again the captivity of Judah and Jerusalem,
29:003:002 I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into
the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for
my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered
among the nations, and parted my land.
29:003:003 And they have cast lots for my people; and have given a boy
for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might
29:003:004 Yea, and what have ye to do with me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and
all the coasts of Palestine? will ye render me a recompence?
and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speedily will I return
your recompence upon your own head;
29:003:005 Because ye have taken my silver and my gold, and have carried
into your temples my goodly pleasant things:
29:003:006 The children also of Judah and the children of Jerusalem have
ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye might remove them far from
29:003:007 Behold, I will raise them out of the place whither ye have
sold them, and will return your recompence upon your own head:
29:003:008 And I will sell your sons and your daughters into the hand of
the children of Judah, and they shall sell them to the
Sabeans, to a people far off: for the LORD hath spoken it.
29:003:009 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the
mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come
29:003:010 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into
spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
29:003:011 Assemble yourselves, and come, all ye heathen, and gather
yourselves together round about: thither cause thy mighty ones
to come down, O LORD.
29:003:012 Let the heathen be wakened, and come up to the valley of
Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to judge all the heathen
29:003:013 Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you
down; for the press is full, the fats overflow; for their
wickedness is great.
29:003:014 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day
of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
29:003:015 The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall
withdraw their shining.
29:003:016 The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from
Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: but the
LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the
children of Israel.
29:003:017 So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion,
my holy mountain: then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there
shall no strangers pass through her any more.
29:003:018 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains
shall drop down new wine, and the hills shall flow with milk,
and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a
fountain shall come forth out of the house of the LORD, and
shall water the valley of Shittim.
29:003:019 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate
wilderness, for the violence against the children of Judah,
because they have shed innocent blood in their land.
29:003:020 But Judah shall dwell for ever, and Jerusalem from generation
29:003:021 For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for
the LORD dwelleth in Zion.
Book 30 Amos
30:001:001 The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa, which
he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah,
and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel,
two years before the earthquake.
30:001:002 And he said, The LORD will roar from Zion, and utter his voice
from Jerusalem; and the habitations of the shepherds shall
mourn, and the top of Carmel shall wither.
30:001:003 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Damascus, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they have threshed Gilead with threshing instruments of iron:
30:001:004 But I will send a fire into the house of Hazael, which shall
devour the palaces of Benhadad.
30:001:005 I will break also the bar of Damascus, and cut off the
inhabitant from the plain of Aven, and him that holdeth the
sceptre from the house of Eden: and the people of Syria shall
go into captivity unto Kir, saith the LORD.
30:001:006 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Gaza, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they carried away captive the whole captivity, to deliver them
up to Edom:
30:001:007 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall devour
the palaces thereof:
30:001:008 And I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, and him that
holdeth the sceptre from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine hand
against Ekron: and the remnant of the Philistines shall
perish, saith the Lord GOD.
30:001:009 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Tyrus, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered
not the brotherly covenant:
30:001:010 But I will send a fire on the wall of Tyrus, which shall
devour the palaces thereof.
30:001:011 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he
did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all
pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his
wrath for ever:
30:001:012 But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the
palaces of Bozrah.
30:001:013 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of the children
of Ammon, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment
thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of
Gilead, that they might enlarge their border:
30:001:014 But I will kindle a fire in the wall of Rabbah, and it shall
devour the palaces thereof, with shouting in the day of
battle, with a tempest in the day of the whirlwind:
30:001:015 And their king shall go into captivity, he and his princes
together, saith the LORD.
30:002:001 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Moab, and for
four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he
burned the bones of the king of Edom into lime:
30:002:002 But I will send a fire upon Moab, and it shall devour the
palaces of Kirioth: and Moab shall die with tumult, with
shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet:
30:002:003 And I will cut off the judge from the midst thereof, and will
slay all the princes thereof with him, saith the LORD.
30:002:004 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Judah, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they have despised the law of the LORD, and have not kept his
commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the
which their fathers have walked:
30:002:005 But I will send a fire upon Judah, and it shall devour the
palaces of Jerusalem.
30:002:006 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and
for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because
they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of
30:002:007 That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor,
and turn aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father
will go in unto the same maid, to profane my holy name:
30:002:008 And they lay themselves down upon clothes laid to pledge by
every altar, and they drink the wine of the condemned in the
house of their god.
30:002:009 Yet destroyed I the Amorite before them, whose height was like
the height of the cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; yet I
destroyed his fruit from above, and his roots from beneath.
30:002:010 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you
forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the
30:002:011 And I raised up of your sons for prophets, and of your young
men for Nazarites. Is it not even thus, O ye children of
Israel? saith the LORD.
30:002:012 But ye gave the Nazarites wine to drink; and commanded the
prophets, saying, Prophesy not.
30:002:013 Behold, I am pressed under you, as a cart is pressed that is
full of sheaves.
30:002:014 Therefore the flight shall perish from the swift, and the
strong shall not strengthen his force, neither shall the
mighty deliver himself:
30:002:015 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is
swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that
rideth the horse deliver himself.
30:002:016 And he that is courageous among the mighty shall flee away
naked in that day, saith the LORD.
30:003:001 Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O
children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought
up from the land of Egypt, saying,
30:003:002 You only have I known of all the families of the earth:
therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.
30:003:003 Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
30:003:004 Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a
young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing?
30:003:005 Can a bird fall in a snare upon the earth, where no gin is for
him? shall one take up a snare from the earth, and have taken
nothing at all?
30:003:006 Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be
afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not
30:003:007 Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his
secret unto his servants the prophets.
30:003:008 The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord GOD hath
spoken, who can but prophesy?
30:003:009 Publish in the palaces at Ashdod, and in the palaces in the
land of Egypt, and say, Assemble yourselves upon the mountains
of Samaria, and behold the great tumults in the midst thereof,
and the oppressed in the midst thereof.
30:003:010 For they know not to do right, saith the LORD, who store up
violence and robbery in their palaces.
30:003:011 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; An adversary there shall be
even round about the land; and he shall bring down thy
strength from thee, and thy palaces shall be spoiled.
30:003:012 Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh out of the mouth
of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the
children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the
corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a couch.
30:003:013 Hear ye, and testify in the house of Jacob, saith the Lord
GOD, the God of hosts,
30:003:014 That in the day that I shall visit the transgressions of
Israel upon him I will also visit the altars of Bethel: and
the horns of the altar shall be cut off, and fall to the
30:003:015 And I will smite the winter house with the summer house; and
the houses of ivory shall perish, and the great houses shall
have an end, saith the LORD.
30:004:001 Hear this word, ye kine of Bashan, that are in the mountain of
Samaria, which oppress the poor, which crush the needy, which
say to their masters, Bring, and let us drink.
30:004:002 The Lord GOD hath sworn by his holiness, that, lo, the days
shall come upon you, that he will take you away with hooks,
and your posterity with fishhooks.
30:004:003 And ye shall go out at the breaches, every cow at that which
is before her; and ye shall cast them into the palace, saith
30:004:004 Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply
transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and
your tithes after three years:
30:004:005 And offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving with leaven, and
proclaim and publish the free offerings: for this liketh you,
O ye children of Israel, saith the Lord GOD.
30:004:006 And I also have given you cleanness of teeth in all your
cities, and want of bread in all your places: yet have ye not
returned unto me, saith the LORD.
30:004:007 And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were
yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon
one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one
piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not
30:004:008 So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water;
but they were not satisfied: yet have ye not returned unto me,
saith the LORD.
30:004:009 I have smitten you with blasting and mildew: when your gardens
and your vineyards and your fig trees and your olive trees
increased, the palmerworm devoured them: yet have ye not
returned unto me, saith the LORD.
30:004:010 I have sent among you the pestilence after the manner of
Egypt: your young men have I slain with the sword, and have
taken away your horses; and I have made the stink of your
camps to come up unto your nostrils: yet have ye not returned
unto me, saith the LORD.
30:004:011 I have overthrown some of you, as God overthrew Sodom and
Gomorrah, and ye were as a firebrand plucked out of the
burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, saith the LORD.
30:004:012 Therefore thus will I do unto thee, O Israel: and because I
will do this unto thee, prepare to meet thy God, O Israel.
30:004:013 For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind,
and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the
morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the
earth, The LORD, The God of hosts, is his name.
30:005:001 Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a
lamentation, O house of Israel.
30:005:002 The virgin of Israel is fallen; she shall no more rise: she is
forsaken upon her land; there is none to raise her up.
30:005:003 For thus saith the Lord GOD; The city that went out by a
thousand shall leave an hundred, and that which went forth by
an hundred shall leave ten, to the house of Israel.
30:005:004 For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me,
and ye shall live:
30:005:005 But seek not Bethel, nor enter into Gilgal, and pass not to
Beersheba: for Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, and
Bethel shall come to nought.
30:005:006 Seek the LORD, and ye shall live; lest he break out like fire
in the house of Joseph, and devour it, and there be none to
quench it in Bethel.
30:005:007 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness
in the earth,
30:005:008 Seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth
the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark
with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and
poureth them out upon the face of the earth: The LORD is his
30:005:009 That strengtheneth the spoiled against the strong, so that the
spoiled shall come against the fortress.
30:005:010 They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him
that speaketh uprightly.
30:005:011 Forasmuch therefore as your treading is upon the poor, and ye
take from him burdens of wheat: ye have built houses of hewn
stone, but ye shall not dwell in them; ye have planted
pleasant vineyards, but ye shall not drink wine of them.
30:005:012 For I know your manifold transgressions and your mighty sins:
they afflict the just, they take a bribe, and they turn aside
the poor in the gate from their right.
30:005:013 Therefore the prudent shall keep silence in that time; for it
is an evil time.
30:005:014 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live: and so the LORD,
the God of hosts, shall be with you, as ye have spoken.
30:005:015 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in
the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be
gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.
30:005:016 Therefore the LORD, the God of hosts, the LORD, saith thus;
Wailing shall be in all streets; and they shall say in all the
highways, Alas! alas! and they shall call the husbandman to
mourning, and such as are skilful of lamentation to wailing.
30:005:017 And in all vineyards shall be wailing: for I will pass through
thee, saith the LORD.
30:005:018 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is
it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light.
30:005:019 As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went
into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent
30:005:020 Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even
very dark, and no brightness in it?
30:005:021 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in
your solemn assemblies.
30:005:022 Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I
will not accept them: neither will I regard the peace
offerings of your fat beasts.
30:005:023 Take thou away from me the noise of thy songs; for I will not