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3 Incline your ear, and sheaven, and returneth not edme unto me : hear, and thither, but watereth the your soul shall live, and I earth, and maketh it bring will make an everlasting co-forth and bud, that it may venant with you, even the give feed to the lower, and fure mercies of David. bread to the eater :

4. Behold, I have given u So shall my word be him for a witness to the peo- that goeth forth out of my ple, a leader and commander mouth: it shall not return to the people.

unto me void, but it shall ac5 Behold, thou shalt call complish that which I please, a nation that thou knowest and it shall prosper in the not, and nations that knew thing whereto I sent it. not thee shall run unto thee,

12 For


shall because of the Lord thy God, with joy, and be led forth and for the Holy One of If- with peace : the mountains rael

; for he hath glorified and the hills shall break forth thee.

before you into singing, and 69 Seek


the Lord all the trees of the field shall while he may be found, call clap their hands. ye upon him while he is

13 Instead of the thorn

shall come up the fir-tree, 7. Let the wicked forsake and instead of the brier shall his way, and the unrighteous come up the myrtle-tree : man his thoughts : and let and it shall be to the Lord him return unto the Lord, for a name, for an everlasting and he will have mercy upon sign that shall not be cut off. him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

CHAP. LOI. 8 g For my thoughts are

HUS faith the Lord, not your thoughts, neither Keep ye judgment are your ways my ways, faith and do justice : for my salthe Lord.

vation is near to come, and 9 For as the heavens are my righteousness to be rehigher than the earth, so are vealed. my ways higher than your 2 Blessed is the man that ways, and my thoughts than doeth this, and the son of your thoughts,

man that layeth hold on it: 10 For as the rain com- that keepeth the fabbath from eth down, and the snow from polluting it, and keepeth his

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39 Neither let the son of rael, faith, Yet will I gather the stranger, that hath joined others to him, besides those himself to the Lord, speak, that are gathered unto him. saying, The Lord hath ut 9. All ye beasts of the terly separated me from his field, come to devour, yea, people : neither let the eu- all ye beafts in the forest. nuch fay, Behold, I am a dry Io His watchmen are blind,

they are all ignorant, they are 4. For thus faith the Lord all dumb dogs, they cannot unto the eunuchs that keep bark; sleeping, lying down, my fabbaths, and choose the loving to sumber. things that please me, and 11 Yea, they are greedy take hold of my covenant: dogs which can never have

5 Even unto them will I enough, and they are fhep-, give in mine house, and with herds that cannot understand: in my walls, a place and a they all look to their own name better than of sons and way, every one for his gain of daughters: I will give from his quarter. them an everlasting name, 12 Come ye, say they, I that shall not be cut off. will fetch wine, and we will

6. Also the fons of the fill ourselves with strong Stranger that join themselves drink, and to-morrow shall to the Lord, to serve him, be as this day, and much and to love the name of the more abundant. Lord, to be his servants, e

CHAP. LVII. very one keepeth the fabbath , HE righteous and taketh hold of

eth, and no man lay. venant : ,

eth it to heart; and merci. 7 Even them will I bring ful men are taken away, none to my holy mountain, and considering that the righteous make them joyful in my is taken away from the evil house of prayer: their burnt to come. offerings and their facrifices 2 He shall enter into fhall be accepted upon mine peace: they shall rest in their altar; for mine house ball beds, each one walking in his be called an house of prayer uprightness. for all people.

39 But draw near hither, 8. The Lord God, which ye tons of the forceress, the


seed of the adulterer, and the didst send thy messengers far whore.

off, and didít debase thyself 4 Against whom do ye even unto hell. sport yourselves ? against 10 Thou art wearied in whom make ye a wide the greatness of thy way; mouth, and draw out the yet faidst thou not, There is tongue ? are ye not children no hope : thou hast found the of transgreffion, a feed of life of thine hand; therefore falshood ?

thou wast not grieved. 5 Enflaming yourselves I1 And of whom hast thou with idols under every green been afraid or feared, that tree, flaying the children in thou haft lied, and hast not the valleys under the clifts remembered me, nor laid it of the rocks?

to thy heart? have not I held 6 Among the finooth my peace even of old, and stones of the stream is thy thou fearest me not? portion ; they, they are thy 12 I will declare thy rightlot: even to them hast thou eousness, and thy works, for poured a drink-offering, thou they shall not profit thee. hast offered a meat-offering. 13 9 When thou cryeft, Should I receive comfort in let thy companies deliver these?

thee: but the wind shall car7. Upon a lofty and high ry them all away; vanity mountain hast thou set thy shall take them : but he that bed: even thither wenteitputteth his trust in me, shall thou up to offer sacrifice. possess the land, and shall in

8 Behind the doors also herit my holy mountain : and the posts haft thou set up 14 And shall say, Cast

ye thy remembrance : for thou up, cast ye up, prepare the hast discovered thyself to an- way, take up the stumblingother than me, and art gone block out of the way


my up: thou hast enlarged thy people. bed, and made thee a cove 15 For thus faith the high nant with them; thou lovedst and lofty One that inhabittheir bed where thou sawest eth eternity, whose name is

Holy, I dwell in the high 9 And thou wentest to the and holy place; with him alking with ointment, and didit so that is of a contrite and increase thy perfumes, and humble spirit, to revive the


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fpirit of the humble, and to ways, as a nation that did revive the heart of the con- righteousness, and forfook

not the ordinance of their 16 For I will not contend God: they ask of me the for ever, neither will I be al- ordinances of justice : they ways wroth: for the spirit take delight in approaching should fail before me, and to God. the souls which I have made. 3 9 Wherefore have we

17 For the iniquity of his fafted, say they, and thou seest covetousness was I wroth, not ? wherefore have we afand smote him: I hid me, Alicted our soul, and thou takand was wroth, and he went eft no knowledge? Behold, on frowardly in the way of in the day of your fast you his heart.

find pleasure, and exact all 18 I have seen his ways, your labours. . and will heal him: I will 4 Behold, ye fast for strife lead him also, and restore and debate, and to smite with comforts unto him, and to the fist of wickedness i ye his mourners.

shall not fast as ye do this 19 I create the fruit of the day, to make


voice to lips : peace, peace to him be heard on high. that is far off, and to him that 5 Is it such a fast that I is near, faith the Lord, and have chosen ? a day for a man I will heal him.

to afflict his soul ? is it to 20 But the wicked are bow down his head as a bul. like the troubled fea, when rush, and to spread fackcloth it cannot rest, whose waters and ashes under him? wilt caft up

mire and dirt. thou call this a fast, and an 21 There is no peace, faith acceptable day to the Lord ? my God, to the wicked. 6 Is not this the fast that

I have chosen to loose the
CHAP. LVIII. bands of wickedness, to un-
YR Y aloud, spare not, do the heavy burdens, and to

lift voice like a let the oppressed go free, and trumpet, and thew my peo- that ye break every yoke? ple their transgresion, and 7 Is it not to deal thy the house of Jacob their bread to the hungry, and that fins.

thou bring the poor that are 2 Yet they seek me daily, cast out, to thy house? when and delight to know my thou feeft the naked, that


up thy


thou cover him, and that thou thy foot from the fabbath, hide not thyself from thine from doing thy pleasure on own flesh ?

my holy day, and call the 8 g Then shall thy light fabbath a delight, the holy of break forth as the morning, the Lord, honourable, and and thine health shall spring shalt honour him, not doing forth speedily: and thy right- thine own ways, nor finding eousness shall go before thee, thine own pleasure, nor the glory of the Lord shall speaking thine own words : be thy rere-ward.

14 Then shalt thou de9 Then Ihalt thou call, light thyself in the Lord, and and the Lord shall answer; I will cause thee to ride upon thou shalt cry, and he shall the high places of the earth, say, Here I am: if thou take and feed thee with the heriaway from the midst of thee tage of Jacob thy father; for the yoke, the putting forth the mouth of the Lord hath of the finger, and speaking spoken it. vanity :

CHAP. LIX. 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and EHOLD the Lord's satisfy the afflicted soul; then hand is not shortened, shall thy light rise in obscu- that it cannot save : neither rity, and thy darkness be as his ear heavy, that it cannot the noon-day.

II And the Lord shall 2 But your iniquities have
guide thee continually, and separated between you and
satisfy thy soul in drought, your God, and your fins
and make fat thy bones: and have hid his face from you,
thou shalt be like a watered that he will not hear.
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hands are dewater, whose waters fail not. filed with blood, and your

12 And they that shall be fingers with iniquity; your of thee, shall build the old lips have spoken lies, your waste places: thou shalt raise tongue hath muttered perup the foundations of many verseness. generations; and thou shalt 4 None calletli før justice, be called, The repairer of the nor any pleadeth for truth : breach, The restorer of paths they trust in vanity, and speak to dwell in.

lies; they conceive mischief, 13 9 If thou turn away and bring forth iniquity.

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