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hear the melody of thy viols.
30:005:024 But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a
30:005:025 Have ye offered unto me sacrifices and offerings in the
wilderness forty years, O house of Israel?
30:005:026 But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your
images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.
30:005:027 Therefore will I cause you to go into captivity beyond
Damascus, saith the LORD, whose name is The God of hosts.
30:006:001 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the
mountain of Samaria, which are named chief of the nations, to
whom the house of Israel came!
30:006:002 Pass ye unto Calneh, and see; and from thence go ye to Hamath
the great: then go down to Gath of the Philistines: be they
better than these kingdoms? or their border greater than your
30:006:003 Ye that put far away the evil day, and cause the seat of
violence to come near;
30:006:004 That lie upon beds of ivory, and stretch themselves upon their
couches, and eat the lambs out of the flock, and the calves
out of the midst of the stall;
30:006:005 That chant to the sound of the viol, and invent to themselves
instruments of musick, like David;
30:006:006 That drink wine in bowls, and anoint themselves with the chief
ointments: but they are not grieved for the affliction of
30:006:007 Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go
captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves
shall be removed.
30:006:008 The Lord GOD hath sworn by himself, saith the LORD the God of
hosts, I abhor the excellency of Jacob, and hate his palaces:
therefore will I deliver up the city with all that is therein.
30:006:009 And it shall come to pass, if there remain ten men in one
house, that they shall die.
30:006:010 And a man's uncle shall take him up, and he that burneth him,
to bring out the bones out of the house, and shall say unto
him that is by the sides of the house, Is there yet any with
thee? and he shall say, No. Then shall he say, Hold thy
tongue: for we may not make mention of the name of the LORD.
30:006:011 For, behold, the LORD commandeth, and he will smite the great
house with breaches, and the little house with clefts.
30:006:012 Shall horses run upon the rock? will one plow there with oxen?
for ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of
righteousness into hemlock:
30:006:013 Ye which rejoice in a thing of nought, which say, Have we not
taken to us horns by our own strength?
30:006:014 But, behold, I will raise up against you a nation, O house of
Israel, saith the LORD the God of hosts; and they shall
afflict you from the entering in of Hemath unto the river of
30:007:001 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me; and, behold, he formed
grasshoppers in the beginning of the shooting up of the latter
growth; and, lo, it was the latter growth after the king's
30:007:002 And it came to pass, that when they had made an end of eating
the grass of the land, then I said, O Lord GOD, forgive, I
beseech thee: by whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small.
30:007:003 The LORD repented for this: It shall not be, saith the LORD.
30:007:004 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and, behold, the Lord
GOD called to contend by fire, and it devoured the great deep,
and did eat up a part.
30:007:005 Then said I, O Lord GOD, cease, I beseech thee: by whom shall
Jacob arise? for he is small.
30:007:006 The LORD repented for this: This also shall not be, saith the
30:007:007 Thus he shewed me: and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall
made by a plumbline, with a plumbline in his hand.
30:007:008 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said,
A plumbline. Then said the LORD, Behold, I will set a
plumbline in the midst of my people Israel: I will not again
pass by them any more:
30:007:009 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the
sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise
against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.
30:007:010 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of
Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst
of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his
30:007:011 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and
Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.
30:007:012 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away
into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy
30:007:013 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the
king's chapel, and it is the king's court.
30:007:014 Then answered Amos, and said to Amaziah, I was no prophet,
neither was I a prophet's son; but I was an herdman, and a
gatherer of sycomore fruit:
30:007:015 And the LORD took me as I followed the flock, and the LORD
said unto me, Go, prophesy unto my people Israel.
30:007:016 Now therefore hear thou the word of the LORD: Thou sayest,
Prophesy not against Israel, and drop not thy word against the
house of Isaac.
30:007:017 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Thy wife shall be an harlot in
the city, and thy sons and thy daughters shall fall by the
sword, and thy land shall be divided by line; and thou shalt
die in a polluted land: and Israel shall surely go into
captivity forth of his land.
30:008:001 Thus hath the Lord GOD shewed unto me: and behold a basket of
30:008:002 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of
summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon
my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.
30:008:003 And the songs of the temple shall be howlings in that day,
saith the Lord GOD: there shall be many dead bodies in every
place; they shall cast them forth with silence.
30:008:004 Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, even to make the
poor of the land to fail,
30:008:005 Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn?
and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah
small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by
30:008:006 That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair
of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?
30:008:007 The LORD hath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will
never forget any of their works.
30:008:008 Shall not the land tremble for this, and every one mourn that
dwelleth therein? and it shall rise up wholly as a flood; and
it shall be cast out and drowned, as by the flood of Egypt.
30:008:009 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord GOD,
that I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will
darken the earth in the clear day:
30:008:010 And I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs
into lamentation; and I will bring up sackcloth upon all
loins, and baldness upon every head; and I will make it as the
mourning of an only son, and the end thereof as a bitter day.
30:008:011 Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a
famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for
water, but of hearing the words of the LORD:
30:008:012 And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even
to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the
LORD, and shall not find it.
30:008:013 In that day shall the fair virgins and young men faint for
30:008:014 They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy god, O
Dan, liveth; and, The manner of Beersheba liveth; even they
shall fall, and never rise up again.
30:009:001 I saw the LORD standing upon the altar: and he said, Smite the
lintel of the door, that the posts may shake: 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 not flee away, and he
that escapeth of them shall not be delivered.
30:009:002 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them;
though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:
30:009:003 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 will I command the
serpent, and he shall bite them:
30:009:004 And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence
will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will
set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
30:009:005 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.
30:009:006 It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath
founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters
of the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth:
The LORD is his name.
30:009:007 Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children
of Israel? saith the LORD. Have not I brought up Israel out of
the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the
Syrians from Kir?
30:009:008 Behold, the eyes of the Lord GOD are upon the sinful kingdom,
and I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving
that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob, saith the
30:009:009 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
shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
30:009:010 All the sinners of my people shall die by the sword, which
say, The evil shall not overtake nor prevent us.
30:009:011 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is
fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up
his ruins, and I will build it as in the days of old:
30:009:012 That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and of all the
heathen, which are called by my name, saith the LORD that
30:009:013 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 wine, and all the
hills shall melt.
30:009:014 And I will bring again the captivity of my people of 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.
30:009:015 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.
Book 31 Obadiah
31:001:001 The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning
Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador
is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up
against her in battle.
31:001:002 Behold, I have made thee small among the heathen: thou art
31:001:003 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that
dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high;
that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the
31:001:004 Though thou exalt thyself as the eagle, and though thou set
thy nest among the stars, thence will I bring thee down, saith
31:001:005 If thieves came to thee, if robbers by night, (how art thou
cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if
the grapegatherers came to thee, would they not leave some
31:001:006 How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden
things sought up!
31:001:007 All the men of thy confederacy have brought thee even to the
border: the men that were at peace with thee have deceived
thee, and prevailed against thee; that they eat thy bread have
laid a wound under thee: there is none understanding in him.
31:001:008 Shall I not in that day, saith the LORD, even destroy the wise
men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?
31:001:009 And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end
that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by
31:001:010 For thy violence against thy brother Jacob shame shall cover
thee, and thou shalt be cut off for ever.
31:001:011 In the day that thou stoodest on the other side, in the day
that the strangers carried away captive his forces, and
foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon
Jerusalem, even thou wast as one of them.
31:001:012 But thou shouldest not have looked on the day of thy brother
in the day that he became a stranger; neither shouldest thou
have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their
destruction; neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly in the
day of distress.
31:001:013 Thou shouldest not have entered into the gate of my people in
the day of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have looked
on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have
laid hands on their substance in the day of their calamity;
31:001:014 Neither shouldest thou have stood in the crossway, to cut off
those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have
delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of
31:001:015 For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou
hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return
upon thine own head.
31:001:016 For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the
heathen drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they
shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not
31:001:017 But upon mount Zion shall be deliverance, and there shall be
holiness; and the house of Jacob shall possess their
31:001:018 And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of
Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they
shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be
any remaining of the house of Esau; for the LORD hath spoken
31:001:019 And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and
they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the
fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin
shall possess Gilead.
31:001:020 And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall
possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the
captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess
the cities of the south.
31:001:021 And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of
Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.
Book 32 Jonah
32:001:001 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai,
32:001:002 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for
their wickedness is come up before me.
32:001:003 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of
the LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to
Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it,
to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD.
32:001:004 But the LORD sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was
a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be
32:001:005 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his
god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the
sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the
sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
32:001:006 So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest
thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God
will think upon us, that we perish not.
32:001:007 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast
lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us.
So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.
32:001:008 Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose
cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and
whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people
32:001:009 And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the LORD,
the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.
32:001:010 Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him. Why
hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the
presence of the LORD, because he had told them.
32:001:011 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the
sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was
32:001:012 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the
sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my
sake this great tempest is upon you.
32:001:013 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but
they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous
32:001:014 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee,
O LORD, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's
life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O LORD,
hast done as it pleased thee.
32:001:015 So they look up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and
the sea ceased from her raging.
32:001:016 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a
sacrifice unto the LORD, and made vows.
32:001:017 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.
And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three
32:002:001 Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish's
32:002:002 And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD,
and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou
heardest my voice.
32:002:003 For thou hadst cast me into the deep, in the midst of the
seas; and the floods compassed me about: all thy billows and
thy waves passed over me.
32:002:004 Then I said, I am cast out of thy sight; yet I will look again
toward thy holy temple.
32:002:005 The waters compassed me about, even to the soul: the depth
closed me round about, the weeds were wrapped about my head.
32:002:006 I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; the earth with
her bars was about me for ever: yet hast thou brought up my
life from corruption, O LORD my God.
32:002:007 When my soul fainted within me I remembered the LORD: and my
prayer came in unto thee, into thine holy temple.
32:002:008 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.
32:002:009 But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving;
I will pay that that I have vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.
32:002:010 And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah
upon the dry land.
32:003:001 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time,
32:003:002 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it
the preaching that I bid thee.
32:003:003 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word
of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three
32:003:004 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he
cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be
32:003:005 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast,
and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the
least of them.
32:003:006 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his
throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with
sackcloth, and sat in ashes.
32:003:007 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through
Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let
neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let
them not feed, nor drink water:
32:003:008 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry
mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil
way, and from the violence that is in their hands.
32:003:009 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from
his fierce anger, that we perish not?
32:003:010 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way;
and God repented of the evil, that he had said that he would
do unto them; and he did it not.
32:004:001 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
32:004:002 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD,
was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country?
Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou
art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great
kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
32:004:003 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me;
for it is better for me to die than to live.
32:004:004 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?
32:004:005 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the
city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the
shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.
32:004:006 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over
Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him
from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.
32:004:007 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day,
and it smote the gourd that it withered.
32:004:008 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared
a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah,
that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is
better for me to die than to live.
32:004:009 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the
gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.
32:004:010 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the
which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which
came up in a night, and perished in a night:
32:004:011 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are
more then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern
between their right hand and their left hand; and also much
Book 33 Micah
33:001:001 The word of the LORD that came to Micah the Morasthite in the
days of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he
saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem.
33:001:002 Hear, all ye people; hearken, O earth, and all that therein
is: and let the Lord GOD be witness against you, the LORD from
his holy temple.
33:001:003 For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will
come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.
33:001:004 And the mountains shall be molten under him, and the valleys
shall be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as the waters that
are poured down a steep place.
33:001:005 For the transgression of Jacob is all this, and for the sins
of the house of Israel. What is the transgression of Jacob? is
it not Samaria? and what are the high places of Judah? are
they not Jerusalem?
33:001:006 Therefore I will make Samaria as an heap of the field, and as
plantings of a vineyard: and I will pour down the stones
thereof into the valley, and I will discover the foundations
33:001:007 And all the graven images thereof shall be beaten to pieces,
and all the hires thereof shall be burned with the fire, and
all the idols thereof will I lay desolate: for she gathered it
of the hire of an harlot, and they shall return to the hire of
33:001:008 Therefore I will wail and howl, I will go stripped and naked:
I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourning as the
33:001:009 For her wound is incurable; for it is come unto Judah; he is
come unto the gate of my people, even to Jerusalem.
33:001:010 Declare ye it not at Gath, weep ye not at all: in the house of
Aphrah roll thyself in the dust.
33:001:011 Pass ye away, thou inhabitant of Saphir, having thy shame
naked: the inhabitant of Zaanan came not forth in the mourning
of Bethezel; he shall receive of you his standing.
33:001:012 For the inhabitant of Maroth waited carefully for good: but
evil came down from the LORD unto the gate of Jerusalem.
33:001:013 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift
beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of
Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.
33:001:014 Therefore shalt thou give presents to Moreshethgath: the
houses of Achzib shall be a lie to the kings of Israel.
33:001:015 Yet will I bring an heir unto thee, O inhabitant of Mareshah:
he shall come unto Adullam the glory of Israel.
33:001:016 Make thee bald, and poll thee for thy delicate children;
enlarge thy baldness as the eagle; for they are gone into
captivity from thee.
33:002:001 Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their
beds! when the morning is light, they practise it, because it
is in the power of their hand.
33:002:002 And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses,
and take them away: so they oppress a man and his house, even
a man and his heritage.
33:002:003 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Behold, against this family do
I devise an evil, from which ye shall not remove your necks;
neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
33:002:004 In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and
lament with a doleful lamentation, and say, We be utterly
spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he
removed it from me! turning away he hath divided our fields.
33:002:005 Therefore thou shalt have none that shall cast a cord by lot
in the congregation of the LORD.
33:002:006 Prophesy ye not, say they to them that prophesy: they shall
not prophesy to them, that they shall not take shame.
33:002:007 O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is the spirit of the
LORD straitened? are these his doings? do not my words do good
to him that walketh uprightly?
33:002:008 Even of late my people is risen up as an enemy: ye pull off
the robe with the garment from them that pass by securely as
men averse from war.
33:002:009 The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant
houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for
33:002:010 Arise ye, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is
polluted, it shall destroy you, even with a sore destruction.
33:002:011 If a man walking in the spirit and falsehood do lie, saying, I
will prophesy unto thee of wine and of strong drink; he shall
even be the prophet of this people.
33:002:012 I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely
gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the
sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they
shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.
33:002:013 The breaker is come up before them: they have broken up, and
have passed through the gate, and are gone out by it: and
their king shall pass before them, and the LORD on the head of
33:003:001 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes
of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?
33:003:002 Who hate the good, and love the evil; who pluck off their skin
from off them, and their flesh from off their bones;
33:003:003 Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from
off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces,
as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron.
33:003:004 Then shall they cry unto the LORD, but he will not hear them:
he will even hide his face from them at that time, as they
have behaved themselves ill in their doings.
33:003:005 Thus saith the LORD concerning the prophets that make my
people err, that bite with their teeth, and cry, Peace; and he
that putteth not into their mouths, they even prepare war
33:003:006 Therefore night shall be unto you, that ye shall not have a
vision; and it shall be dark unto you, that ye shall not
divine; and the sun shall go down over the prophets, and the
day shall be dark over them.
33:003:007 Then shall the seers be ashamed, and the diviners confounded:
yea, they shall all cover their lips; for there is no answer
33:003:008 But truly I am full of power by the spirit of the LORD, and of
judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his
transgression, and to Israel his sin.
33:003:009 Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and
princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and
pervert all equity.
33:003:010 They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
33:003:011 The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof
teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet
will they lean upon the LORD, and say, Is not the LORD among
us? none evil can come upon us.
33:003:012 Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and
Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as
the high places of the forest.
33:004:001 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain
of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of
the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and
people shall flow unto it.
33:004:002 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up
to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of
Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in
his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of
the LORD from Jerusalem.
33:004:003 And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong
nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into
plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall
not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn
war any more.
33:004:004 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig
tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the
LORD of hosts hath spoken it.
33:004:005 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and
we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and
33:004:006 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth,
and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have
33:004:007 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was
cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over
them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
33:004:008 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the
daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first
dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
33:004:009 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is
thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman
33:004:010 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion,
like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of
the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go
even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD
shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.
33:004:011 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let
her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
33:004:012 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand
they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into
33:004:013 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine
horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt
beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain
unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole
33:005:001 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath
laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel
with a rod upon the cheek.
33:005:002 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto
me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been
from of old, from everlasting.
33:005:003 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which
travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his
brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
33:005:004 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in
the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall
abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
33:005:005 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come
into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then
shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight
33:005:006 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and
the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he
deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land,
and when he treadeth within our borders.
33:005:007 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people
as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that
tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
33:005:008 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the
midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest,
as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go
through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none
33:005:009 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all
thine enemies shall be cut off.
33:005:010 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I
will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will
destroy thy chariots:
33:005:011 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all
thy strong holds:
33:005:012 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou
shalt have no more soothsayers:
33:005:013 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images
out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the
work of thine hands.
33:005:014 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so
will I destroy thy cities.
33:005:015 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the
heathen, such as they have not heard.
33:006:001 Hear ye now what the LORD saith; Arise, contend thou before
the mountains, and let the hills hear thy voice.
33:006:002 Hear ye, O mountains, the LORD's controversy, and ye strong
foundations of the earth: for the LORD hath a controversy with
his people, and he will plead with Israel.
33:006:003 O my people, what have I done unto thee? and wherein have I
wearied thee? testify against me.
33:006:004 For I brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed
thee out of the house of servants; and I sent before thee
Moses, Aaron, and Miriam.
33:006:005 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted,
and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto
Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
33:006:006 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before
the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves of a year old?
33:006:007 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten
thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my
transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
33:006:008 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the
LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and
to walk humbly with thy God?
33:006:009 The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom
shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed
33:006:010 Are there yet the treasures of wickedness in the house of the
wicked, and the scant measure that is abominable?
33:006:011 Shall I count them pure with the wicked balances, and with the
bag of deceitful weights?
33:006:012 For the rich men thereof are full of violence, and the
inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is
deceitful in their mouth.
33:006:013 Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in
making thee desolate because of thy sins.
33:006:014 Thou shalt eat, but not be satisfied; and thy casting down
shall be in the midst of thee; and thou shalt take hold, but
shalt not deliver; and that which thou deliverest will I give
up to the sword.
33:006:015 Thou shalt sow, but thou shalt not reap; thou shalt tread the
olives, but thou shalt not anoint thee with oil; and sweet
wine, but shalt not drink wine.
33:006:016 For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the
house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should
make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an
hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.
33:007:001 Woe is me! for I am as when they have gathered the summer
fruits, as the grapegleanings of the vintage: there is no
cluster to eat: my soul desired the firstripe fruit.
33:007:002 The good man is perished out of the earth: and there is none
upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood; they hunt
every man his brother with a net.
33:007:003 That they may do evil with both hands earnestly, the prince
asketh, and the judge asketh for a reward; and the great man,
he uttereth his mischievous desire: so they wrap it up.
33:007:004 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper
than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation
cometh; now shall be their perplexity.
33:007:005 Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide:
keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.
33:007:006 For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up
against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in
law; a man's enemies are the men of his own house.
33:007:007 Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God
of my salvation: my God will hear me.
33:007:008 Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall
arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto
33:007:009 I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned
against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for
me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall behold
33:007:010 Then she that is mine enemy shall see it, and shame shall
cover her which said unto me, Where is the LORD thy God? mine
eyes shall behold her: now shall she be trodden down as the
mire of the streets.
33:007:011 In the day that thy walls are to be built, in that day shall
the decree be far removed.
33:007:012 In that day also he shall come even to thee from Assyria, and
from the fortified cities, and from the fortress even to the
river, and from sea to sea, and from mountain to mountain.
33:007:013 Notwithstanding the land shall be desolate because of them
that dwell therein, for the fruit of their doings.
33:007:014 Feed thy people with thy rod, the flock of thine heritage,
which dwell solitarily in the wood, in the midst of Carmel:
let them feed in Bashan and Gilead, as in the days of old.
33:007:015 According to the days of thy coming out of the land of Egypt
will I shew unto him marvellous things.
33:007:016 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might:
they shall lay their hand upon their mouth, their ears shall
33:007:017 They shall lick the dust like a serpent, they shall move out
of their holes like worms of the earth: they shall be afraid
of the LORD our God, and shall fear because of thee.
33:007:018 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and
passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage?
he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in
33:007:019 He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will
subdue our iniquities; and thou wilt cast all their sins into
the depths of the sea.
33:007:020 Thou wilt perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to
Abraham, which thou hast sworn unto our fathers from the days
Book 34 Nahum
34:001:001 The burden of Nineveh. The book of the vision of Nahum the
34:001:002 God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth,
and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his
adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies.
34:001:003 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at
all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind
and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
34:001:004 He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the
rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of
34:001:005 The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth
is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell
34:001:006 Who can stand before his indignation? and who can abide in the
fierceness of his anger? his fury is poured out like fire, and
the rocks are thrown down by him.
34:001:007 The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he
knoweth them that trust in him.
34:001:008 But with an overrunning flood he will make an utter end of the
place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
34:001:009 What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter
end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
34:001:010 For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they
are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble
34:001:011 There is one come out of thee, that imagineth evil against the
LORD, a wicked counsellor.
34:001:012 Thus saith the LORD; Though they be quiet, and likewise many,
yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through.
Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee no more.
34:001:013 For now will I break his yoke from off thee, and will burst
thy bonds in sunder.
34:001:014 And the LORD hath given a commandment concerning thee, that no
more of thy name be sown: out of the house of thy gods will I
cut off the graven image and the molten image: I will make thy
grave; for thou art vile.
34:001:015 Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good
tidings, that publisheth peace! O Judah, keep thy solemn
feasts, perform thy vows: for the wicked shall no more pass
through thee; he is utterly cut off.
34:002:001 He that dasheth in pieces is come up before thy face: keep the
munition, watch the way, make thy loins strong, fortify thy
34:002:002 For the LORD hath turned away the excellency of Jacob, as the
excellency of Israel: for the emptiers have emptied them out,
and marred their vine branches.
34:002:003 The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are
in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the
day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly
34:002:004 The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one
against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like
torches, they shall run like the lightnings.
34:002:005 He shall recount his worthies: they shall stumble in their
walk; they shall make haste to the wall thereof, and the
defence shall be prepared.
34:002:006 The gates of the rivers shall be opened, and the palace shall
34:002:007 And Huzzab shall be led away captive, she shall be brought up,
and her maids shall lead her as with the voice of doves,
tabering upon their breasts.
34:002:008 But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water: yet they shall
flee away. Stand, stand, shall they cry; but none shall look
34:002:009 Take ye the spoil of silver, take the spoil of gold: for there
is none end of the store and glory out of all the pleasant
34:002:010 She is empty, and void, and waste: and the heart melteth, and
the knees smite together, and much pain is in all loins, and
the faces of them all gather blackness.
34:002:011 Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feedingplace of
the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked,
and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid?
34:002:012 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and
strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey,
and his dens with ravin.
34:002:013 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will
burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy
young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and
the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.
34:003:001 Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery;
the prey departeth not;
34:003:002 The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the
wheels, and of the pransing horses, and of the jumping
34:003:003 The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the
glittering spear: and there is a multitude of slain, and a
great number of carcases; and there is none end of their
corpses; they stumble upon their corpses:
34:003:004 Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the wellfavoured
harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations
through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.
34:003:005 Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will
discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations
thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.
34:003:006 And I will cast abominable filth upon thee, and make thee
vile, and will set thee as a gazingstock.
34:003:007 And it shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee
shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will
bemoan her? whence shall I seek comforters for thee?
34:003:008 Art thou better than populous No, that was situate among the
rivers, that had the waters round about it, whose rampart was
the sea, and her wall was from the sea?
34:003:009 Ethiopia and Egypt were her strength, and it was infinite; Put
and Lubim were thy helpers.
34:003:010 Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young
children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the
streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all
her great men were bound in chains.
34:003:011 Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt
seek strength because of the enemy.
34:003:012 All thy strong holds shall be like fig trees with the
firstripe figs: if they be shaken, they shall even fall into
the mouth of the eater.
34:003:013 Behold, thy people in the midst of thee are women: the gates
of thy land shall be set wide open unto thine enemies: the
fire shall devour thy bars.
34:003:014 Draw thee waters for the siege, fortify thy strong holds: go
into clay, and tread the morter, make strong the brickkiln.
34:003:015 There shall the fire devour thee; the sword shall cut thee
off, it shall eat thee up like the cankerworm: make thyself
many as the cankerworm, make thyself many as the locusts.
34:003:016 Thou hast multiplied thy merchants above the stars of heaven:
the cankerworm spoileth, and fleeth away.
34:003:017 Thy crowned are as the locusts, and thy captains as the great
grasshoppers, which camp in the hedges in the cold day, but
when the sun ariseth they flee away, and their place is not
known where they are.
34:003:018 Thy shepherds slumber, O king of Assyria: thy nobles shall
dwell in the dust: thy people is scattered upon the mountains,
and no man gathereth them.
34:003:019 There is no healing of thy bruise; thy wound is grievous: all
that hear the bruit of thee shall clap the hands over thee:
for upon whom hath not thy wickedness passed continually?
Book 35 Habakkuk
35:001:001 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see.
35:001:002 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry
out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save!
35:001:003 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold
grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there
are that raise up strife and contention.
35:001:004 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go
forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous;
therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
35:001:005 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder
marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will
not believe, though it be told you.
35:001:006 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty
nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to
possess the dwellingplaces that are not their's.
35:001:007 They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their
dignity shall proceed of themselves.
35:001:008 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more
fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall
spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far;
they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.
35:001:009 They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as
the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the
35:001:010 And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a
scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they
shall heap dust, and take it.
35:001:011 Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and
offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
35:001:012 Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One?
we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for
judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for
35:001:013 Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look
on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal
treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked
devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
35:001:014 And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping
things, that have no ruler over them?
35:001:015 They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in
their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they
rejoice and are glad.
35:001:016 Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto
their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their
35:001:017 Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare
continually to slay the nations?
35:002:001 I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and
will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall
answer when I am reproved.
35:002:002 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make
it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.
35:002:003 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it
shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it;
because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
35:002:004 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but
the just shall live by his faith.
35:002:005 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man,
neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and
is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him
all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:
35:002:006 Shall not all these take up a parable against him, and a
taunting proverb against him, and say, Woe to him that
increaseth that which is not his! how long? and to him that
ladeth himself with thick clay!
35:002:007 Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee, and
awake that shall vex thee, and thou shalt be for booties unto
35:002:008 Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the
people shall spoil thee; because of men's blood, and for the
violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell
35:002:009 Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house,
that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered
from the power of evil!
35:002:010 Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many
people, and hast sinned against thy soul.
35:002:011 For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of
the timber shall answer it.
35:002:012 Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a
city by iniquity!
35:002:013 Behold, is it not of the LORD of hosts that the people shall
labour in the very fire, and the people shall weary themselves
for very vanity?
35:002:014 For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory
of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.
35:002:015 Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy
bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest
look on their nakedness!
35:002:016 Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let
thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD's right hand
shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on
35:002:017 For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of
beasts, which made them afraid, because of men's blood, and
for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that
35:002:018 What profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath
graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the
maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols?
35:002:019 Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake; to the dumb stone,
Arise, it shall teach! Behold, it is laid over with gold and
silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it.
35:002:020 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep
silence before him.
35:003:001 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.
35:003:002 O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD,
revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the
years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
35:003:003 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah.
His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his
35:003:004 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out
of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.
35:003:005 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth
at his feet.
35:003:006 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder
the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the
perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.
35:003:007 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of
the land of Midian did tremble.
35:003:008 Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger
against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou
didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?
35:003:009 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the
tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with
35:003:010 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of
the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up
his hands on high.
35:003:011 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light
of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy
35:003:012 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst
thresh the heathen in anger.
35:003:013 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for
salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of
the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto
the neck. Selah.
35:003:014 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his
villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their
rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.
35:003:015 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the
heap of great waters.
35:003:016 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the
voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in
myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he
cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his
35:003:017 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit
be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the
fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from
the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
35:003:018 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my
35:003:019 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like
hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high
places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Book 36 Zephaniah
36:001:001 The word of the LORD which came unto Zephaniah the son of
Cushi, the son of Gedaliah, the son of Amariah, the son of
Hizkiah, in the days of Josiah the son of Amon, king of Judah.
36:001:002 I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the
36:001:003 I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the
heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumblingblocks
with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land,
saith the LORD.
36:001:004 I will also stretch out mine hand upon Judah, and upon all the
inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of
Baal from this place, and the name of the Chemarims with the
36:001:005 And them that worship the host of heaven upon the housetops;
and them that worship and that swear by the LORD, and that
swear by Malcham;
36:001:006 And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that
have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.
36:001:007 Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of
the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice,
he hath bid his guests.
36:001:008 And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD's sacrifice,
that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and
all such as are clothed with strange apparel.
36:001:009 In the same day also will I punish all those that leap on the
threshold, which fill their masters' houses with violence and
36:001:010 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that
there shall be the noise of a cry from the fish gate, and an
howling from the second, and a great crashing from the hills.
36:001:011 Howl, ye inhabitants of Maktesh, for all the merchant people
are cut down; all they that bear silver are cut off.
36:001:012 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search
Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on
their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do
good, neither will he do evil.
36:001:013 Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a
desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit
them; and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine
36:001:014 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth
greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man
shall cry there bitterly.
36:001:015 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a
day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and
gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
36:001:016 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and
against the high towers.
36:001:017 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like
blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and
their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as
36:001:018 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver
them in the day of the LORD's wrath; but the whole land shall
be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make
even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.
36:002:001 Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not
36:002:002 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the
chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you,
before the day of the LORD's anger come upon you.
36:002:003 Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought
his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye
shall be hid in the day of the LORD's anger.
36:002:004 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they
shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be
36:002:005 Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the
Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan,
the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that
there shall be no inhabitant.
36:002:006 And the sea coast shall be dwellings and cottages for
shepherds, and folds for flocks.
36:002:007 And the coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah;
they shall feed thereupon: in the houses of Ashkelon shall
they lie down in the evening: for the LORD their God shall
visit them, and turn away their captivity.
36:002:008 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the
children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and
magnified themselves against their border.
36:002:009 Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of
Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of
Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits,
and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall
spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them.
36:002:010 This shall they have for their pride, because they have
reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the
LORD of hosts.
36:002:011 The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all
the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one
from his place, even all the isles of the heathen.
36:002:012 Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword.
36:002:013 And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and
destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry
like a wilderness.
36:002:014 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts
of the nations: both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge
in the upper lintels of it; their voice shall sing in the
windows; desolation shall be in the thresholds; for he shall
uncover the cedar work.
36:002:015 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly, that said in
her heart, I am, and there is none beside me: how is she
become a desolation, a place for beasts to lie down in! every
one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.
36:003:001 Woe to her that is filthy and polluted, to the oppressing
36:003:002 She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she
trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.
36:003:003 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are
evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.
36:003:004 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests
have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the
36:003:005 The just LORD is in the midst thereof; he will not do
iniquity: every morning doth he bring his judgment to light,
he faileth not; but the unjust knoweth no shame.
36:003:006 I have cut off the nations: their towers are desolate; I made
their streets waste, that none passeth by: their cities are
destroyed, so that there is no man, that there is none
36:003:007 I said, Surely thou wilt fear me, thou wilt receive
instruction; so their dwelling should not be cut off,
howsoever I punished them: but they rose early, and corrupted
all their doings.
36:003:008 Therefore wait ye upon me, saith the LORD, until the day that
I rise up to the prey: for my determination is to gather the
nations, that I may assemble the kingdoms, to pour upon them
mine indignation, even all my fierce anger: for all the earth
shall be devoured with the fire of my jealousy.
36:003:009 For then will I turn to the people a pure language, that they
may all call upon the name of the LORD, to serve him with one
36:003:010 From beyond the rivers of Ethiopia my suppliants, even the
daughter of my dispersed, shall bring mine offering.
36:003:011 In that day shalt thou not be ashamed for all thy doings,
wherein thou hast transgressed against me: for then I will
take away out of the midst of thee them that rejoice in thy
pride, and thou shalt no more be haughty because of my holy
36:003:012 I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor
people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.
36:003:013 The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies;
neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth: for
they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.
36:003:014 Sing, O daughter of Zion; shout, O Israel; be glad and rejoice
with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem.
36:003:015 The LORD hath taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine
enemy: the king of Israel, even the LORD, is in the midst of
thee: thou shalt not see evil any more.
36:003:016 In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and
to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
36:003:017 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save,
he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love,
he will joy over thee with singing.
36:003:018 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly,
who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
36:003:019 Behold, at that time I will undo all that afflict thee: and I
will save her that halteth, and gather her that was driven
out; and I will get them praise and fame in every land where
they have been put to shame.
36:003:020 At that time will I bring you again, even in the time that I
gather you: for I will make you a name and a praise among all
people of the earth, when I turn back your captivity before
your eyes, saith the LORD.
Book 37 Haggai
37:001:001 In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in
the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by
Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel,
governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high
37:001:002 Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, This people say, The
time is not come, the time that the LORD's house should be
37:001:003 Then came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet, saying,
37:001:004 Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your cieled houses, and
this house lie waste?
37:001:005 Now therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your
37:001:006 Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat, but ye have
not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye
clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earneth wages
earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.
37:001:007 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways.
37:001:008 Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house;
and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith
37:001:009 Ye looked for much, and, lo it came to little; and when ye
brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of
hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every
man unto his own house.
37:001:010 Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the
earth is stayed from her fruit.
37:001:011 And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the
mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon
the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and
upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the
37:001:012 Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of
Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people,
obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of
Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and
the people did fear before the LORD.
37:001:013 Then spake Haggai the LORD's messenger in the LORD's message
unto the people, saying, I am with you, saith the LORD.
37:001:014 And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of
Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son
of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the
remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house
of the LORD of hosts, their God,
37:001:015 In the four and twentieth day of the sixth month, in the
second year of Darius the king.
37:002:001 In the seventh month, in the one and twentieth day of the
month, came the word of the LORD by the prophet Haggai,
37:002:002 Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of
Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and
to the residue of the people, saying,
37:002:003 Who is left among you that saw this house in her first glory?
and how do ye see it now? is it not in your eyes in comparison
of it as nothing?
37:002:004 Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be
strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be
strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work:
for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:
37:002:005 According to the word that I covenanted with you when ye came
out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.
37:002:006 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little
while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the
sea, and the dry land;
37:002:007 And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations
shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the
LORD of hosts.
37:002:008 The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of
37:002:009 The glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the
former, saith the LORD of hosts: and in this place will I give
peace, saith the LORD of hosts.
37:002:010 In the four and twentieth day of the ninth month, in the
second year of Darius, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the
37:002:011 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning
the law, saying,
37:002:012 If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with
his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any
meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No.
37:002:013 Then said Haggai, If one that is unclean by a dead body touch
any of these, shall it be unclean? And the priests answered
and said, It shall be unclean.
37:002:014 Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is
this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of
their hands; and that which they offer there is unclean.
37:002:015 And now, I pray you, consider from this day and upward, from
before a stone was laid upon a stone in the temple of the
37:002:016 Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty
measures, there were but ten: when one came to the pressfat
for to draw out fifty vessels out of the press, there were but
37:002:017 I smote you with blasting and with mildew and with hail in all
the labours of your hands; yet ye turned not to me, saith the
37:002:018 Consider now from this day and upward, from the four and
twentieth day of the ninth month, even from the day that the
foundation of the LORD's temple was laid, consider it.
37:002:019 Is the seed yet in the barn? yea, as yet the vine, and the fig
tree, and the pomegranate, and the olive tree, hath not
brought forth: from this day will I bless you.
37:002:020 And again the word of the LORD came unto Haggai in the four
and twentieth day of the month, saying,
37:002:021 Speak to Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, saying, I will shake
the heavens and the earth;
37:002:022 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will
destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I
will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and
the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the
sword of his brother.
37:002:023 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O
Zerubbabel, my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD,
and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith
the LORD of hosts.
Book 38 Zechariah
38:001:001 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son
of Iddo the prophet, saying,
38:001:002 The LORD hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
38:001:003 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts;
Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto
you, saith the LORD of hosts.
38:001:004 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have
cried, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye now from
your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not
hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the LORD.
38:001:005 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live
38:001:006 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants
the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they
returned and said, Like as the LORD of hosts thought to do
unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings,
so hath he dealt with us.
38:001:007 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which
is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the
word of the LORD unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son
of Iddo the prophet, saying,
38:001:008 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and
he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and
behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
38:001:009 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that
talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
38:001:010 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and
said, These are they whom the LORD hath sent to walk to and
fro through the earth.
38:001:011 And they answered the angel of the LORD that stood among the
myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the
earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at
38:001:012 Then the angel of the LORD answered and said, O LORD of hosts,
how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the
cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these
threescore and ten years?
38:001:013 And the LORD answered the angel that talked with me with good
words and comfortable words.
38:001:014 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou,
saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; I am jealous for
Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
38:001:015 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at
ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped
forward the affliction.
38:001:016 Therefore thus saith the LORD; I am returned to Jerusalem with
mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of
hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
38:001:017 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; My cities
through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD
shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem.
38:001:018 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns.
38:001:019 And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these?
And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered
Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
38:001:020 And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.
38:001:021 Then said I, What come these to do? And he spake, saying,
These are the horns which have scattered Judah, so that no man
did lift up his head: but these are come to fray them, to cast
out the horns of the Gentiles, which lifted up their horn over
the land of Judah to scatter it.
38:002:001 I lifted up mine eyes again, and looked, and behold a man with
a measuring line in his hand.
38:002:002 Then said I, Whither goest thou? And he said unto me, To
measure Jerusalem, to see what is the breadth thereof, and
what is the length thereof.
38:002:003 And, behold, the angel that talked with me went forth, and
another angel went out to meet him,
38:002:004 And said unto him, Run, speak to this young man, saying,
Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the
multitude of men and cattle therein:
38:002:005 For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round
about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.
38:002:006 Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith
the LORD: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of
the heaven, saith the LORD.
38:002:007 Deliver thyself, O Zion, that dwellest with the daughter of
38:002:008 For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent
me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth
you toucheth the apple of his eye.
38:002:009 For, behold, I will shake mine hand upon them, and they shall
be a spoil to their servants: and ye shall know that the LORD
of hosts hath sent me.
38:002:010 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion: for, lo, I come, and I
will dwell in the midst of thee, saith the LORD.
38:002:011 And many nations shall be joined to the LORD in that day, and
shall be my people: and I will dwell in the midst of thee, and
thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto thee.
38:002:012 And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land,
and shall choose Jerusalem again.
38:002:013 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up
out of his holy habitation.
38:003:001 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the
angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to
38:003:002 And the LORD said unto Satan, The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan;
even the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee: is not
this a brand plucked out of the fire?
38:003:003 Now Joshua was clothed with filthy garments, and stood before
38:003:004 And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him,
saying, Take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him
he said, Behold, I have caused thine iniquity to pass from
thee, and I will clothe thee with change of raiment.
38:003:005 And I said, Let them set a fair mitre upon his head. So they
set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with garments.
And the angel of the LORD stood by.
38:003:006 And the angel of the LORD protested unto Joshua, saying,
38:003:007 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways,
and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my
house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee
places to walk among these that stand by.
38:003:008 Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, thou, and thy fellows that
sit before thee: for they are men wondered at: for, behold, I
will bring forth my servant the BRANCH.
38:003:009 For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one
stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving
thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the
iniquity of that land in one day.
38:003:010 In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, shall ye call every man
his neighbour under the vine and under the fig tree.
38:004:001 And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as
a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
38:004:002 And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked,
and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top
of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the
seven lamps, which are upon the top thereof:
38:004:003 And two olive trees by it, one upon the right side of the
bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof.
38:004:004 So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me,
saying, What are these, my lord?
38:004:005 Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me,
Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord.
38:004:006 Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word
of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by
power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
38:004:007 Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt
become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof
with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.
38:004:008 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
38:004:009 The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this
house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know
that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you.
38:004:010 For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall
rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel
with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to
and fro through the whole earth.
38:004:011 Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive
trees upon the right side of the candlestick and upon the left
38:004:012 And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two
olive branches which through the two golden pipes empty the
golden oil out of themselves?
38:004:013 And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be?
And I said, No, my lord.
38:004:014 Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by
the LORD of the whole earth.
38:005:001 Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold
a flying roll.
38:005:002 And he said unto me, What seest thou? And I answered, I see a
flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the
breadth thereof ten cubits.
38:005:003 Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over
the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall
be cut off as on this side according to it; and every one that
sweareth shall be cut off as on that side according to it.
38:005:004 I will bring it forth, saith the LORD of hosts, and it shall
enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him
that sweareth falsely by my name: and it shall remain in the
midst of his house, and shall consume it with the timber
thereof and the stones thereof.
38:005:005 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto
me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth
38:005:006 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that
goeth forth. He said moreover, This is their resemblance
through all the earth.
38:005:007 And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is
a woman that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.
38:005:008 And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst
of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth
38:005:009 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there
came out two women, and the wind was in their wings; for they
had wings like the wings of a stork: and they lifted up the
ephah between the earth and the heaven.
38:005:010 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these
bear the ephah?
38:005:011 And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of
Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her
38:006:001 And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and,
behold, there came four chariots out from between two
mountains; and the mountains were mountains of brass.
38:006:002 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second
chariot black horses;
38:006:003 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth
chariot grisled and bay horses.
38:006:004 Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me,