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The stores, Beauty and Bands ZECHARIAI. The repentance of Jerusalem

4 1 Tbus saith the LORD y God; round about, when they shall be in the Feed the Rock of the slaughter ; siege both against Judab and against

s Whose possessors slay tbem, and Jerusalem). hold themselves not guilty : and they 31 And in that day will I make sethat sell them say, Blessed be the rusalem a burdensonie stone for ail LORD ; for I am rich : and their own people ; all that burden themselves shepherds pity them not.

with it shall be cut in pieces, though 6 For I will no more pity the inha- all the people of the earih be gathered bitants of the land, saith the LORD : together against it. but lo, I will deliver the men every 4 In that day, saith the LORD, I one into his neighbour's hand, and into will smite every horse with astonishthe band of his king : and they shall ment, and his rider with madness smite the land, and out of their haud 1 and I will open mine eyes upon will not deliver them.

the house of Judah, and will smite 7 And I will feed the flock of slaugh-every borse of the people with blind. ter, even you, O poor of the tick. ness. And I took unto me two staves ; the 5 And the governors of Judah shal! one I called Beauty, and the other 1 say in their heart, The inhabitants of called Bands; and i fed the flock. Jerusalemn shall be my strength in the

& Three shepherds also I cut off in LORD of hosts their God. one month; and my soul loathed them, 6 f In that day will I make the goand their sonl also abhorred me. vernors of Judah like an hearth of die

9 Then said I, I will not feed you: among the wood, and like a torch oi that that dieth, let it die ; and that fire in a sheas; and they shall devour that is to be cut off, let it be cut off all the people round about, on the and let the rest eat every one the flesh right hand and on the left : and Jeru. of another.

salem shall be inbabited again in bet 10 9 And I rook my staff, even Beau- own place, even in Jerusalem. 's, and cut it asunder, that I might 7 The LORD also shall save tbe break my covenant which I had made tents of Judah first, that the glory of with all the people.

the bouse of David and the glory of 11 And it was broken in that day : tbe inbabitants of Jerusalem do not and so the poor of the dock that magnify themselves against Judah. waited upon me knew that it was the 8 In that day shall the LORD derend word of the LORD.

the inhabitants of Jerusalem : and be 12 And I said unto them, If ye that is feeble ainong them at tbat day think good, give me iny price ; and it shall be as David ; and the bouse of mol, forbear. So they weighed for my David shall be as God, as the angel of Burice thirty pieces of silver.

the LORD before them. 13 And the LORD said unto me, And it shall come to pass in that Cast it unto the potter : a goodly price day, that I will seek to destroy all that I was nrized at of them. And the nations that come against JeruI took the thirty pieces of silver, and salem. cast them to the potter in the bouse of 10 | And I will pour upon the house the LORD.

of David, and upon the inhabitants of 14 Then I cut asunder mine other Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of paff, even Bands, that I might break supplications: and they shall look uptle brotherhood between Judab and on me whom they have pierced, and Israel.

they shall mourn for him, as one 15 9 And the LORD said unto me, mourneth for his only sop, and sha! Take unto thee yet the instruments of be in bitterness for him, as one that toolish shepherd.

is in bitterness for his first-born. 16 For lo, i will raise up a shep 11 In that day sball there be a great berd in the land, which shall not visit mourning in Jerusalem, as the moura.

hose that be cut off, neither shall ing of Hadadrimmon in the valley of seek the young one, nor heal that Megundon. that is broken, por feed that that 2 And the land shall moun, every bundeth still : but he shall eat the family apart; the family of the house tiest of the fat, and tear their claws of David apart, and their wives a part : in pieces.

the family of the house of Nathan 17 Wo to the idle shepherd that apart, and their wives apart; leaveth the flock ! the sword shall be 13 The family of the house of Levi upon his arm, and upon his right eye : apart, and their wives apart; the fahis arm shall be clean dried up, and mily of Shimei apart, and tbeir wives his right eye shall be utterly dark- apart; ened.

14 All the families that remain, CHAP. Xil.

every family apart, and their wives The burden of the word of the apart.

CHAP. XIII. which, stretcheth forth the heavens. In that day there shall be a fountain and layeth the foundation of the opened to the house of David and earth, and formeth the spirit of man to the inahitants of Jerusalem for sin within him.

and for uncieanness. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem a 2 And it shall come to pass in that Case of treinbling unto all the people I day, saith the LORD of boston, that

The coming of Christ. CHAP. XIV. Jerusalem's enemies plagued. will cut off the names of the idols out Uzziah king of Judah : and the LORD of the land, and they shall no more my God shall come, and all the saints te reinenbered : and also I will cause with thee. the prophets and the unclean spirit to 6 And it sball come to pass in that pass oui of the land.

day, that the light shall not be clear, 3 And it shall come to pass, that nor dark; when any shall yet prophesy, then his 7 But it shall be one day wbich father and his mother that begat him shall be known to the LORD, not shall say unto him, Thou shalt not day, nor night : but it shall come to live ; for thou speakest lies in the pass, that at evening time it shall be name of the LORD: and his father and light. his mother that begat hin shall thrust 8 And it shall be in tha: day, that him through when he prophesieth. living waters shall go out froin Jeru

4 And it shall come to pass in that salem ; half of them toward the former day, that the prophets shall ne asba- sea, and balf of them toward the hinmed evert one of his vision, when beder sea; in suo iner and in winter soai. harb prophesied ; neither shall they it be. wear a rough garment to deceive: And the LORD shall be king over

5 But he shall say, I am no pro- all the earth: in that day sball there phet, I am an busbandman ; for inan be one LORD, and his name one. taught me to keep cattle froin my 10 All the land shall be turned as a youtb.

plain from Geoa to Rimmon soutb of 6 And one shall say unto him, What Jerusalem : and it shall be listed up, ere these wounds in thine bands? Then and inhabited in her place, from Benhe shall answer, Those with which I jamin's gate voto the place of the first was wounded in the house of niy gate, unto the corner gate, and from friends.

the tower of Hananeel unto the king's 7 | Awake, O sword, against my wine-presses. shepherd, and against the man that is And men shall dwell in it, and my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: there shall be no more utler destrucsmite the shepherd, and the sheep shall tion; but Jerusalem shall be safely inbe scattered ; and I will turn mine habited. hand upon the little ones.

12 And this shall be the plague 8 And it shall come to pass, that in wherewith tse LORD will smite all the all the land, saith the LORD, two parts people that have fought against JerusaTherein shall be cut off and die; but lem ; Their tiesh shall cousume away the third shall be left therein.

while they stard upon their feet, and 9 And I will bring the third part their eyes shall consume away in their through the fire, and will refine them holes, and their tongue shall consume as silver is refined, and wiil try them away in beir mouth. as gold is tried : they shall call on my 13 And it shall come to pass in that name, and I will hear them: I will day, thet a great tumult fion the say, It is my people ; and they shall LORD shall be among them; and the v say, The LORD is my God.

shall lay old every one on the hani!

of his neighbour, and his hand sbali CHAP. XIV.

rise up against the band of his neigh.

bour. BCHOLD, the day of the LORD 14 And Judah also shall fight at jo.

cometh, and thy spoil shall be di- rusalein; and the wealth of all the vided in the mirist of thee.

heathen round about shall be gatherett 2 For I will gather all nations together, gold, and silver, and appaagainst Jerusalem to battle ; and the rel, in great abundance. city shall be taken, and the houses Is And so shall be the plague of the rified, and the women ravished ; and horse, of the mule, or the camel, and half of the city shall go forth into of the ass, and of all the beasis that captivity, and the residue of the peo-shall be in these tents, as this plague. ple saali not be cut off froin the 16 ST And it shall come to pass that! city.

every one that is left of all the nations 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, which came against Jerusalem shall and fight against those nations, as when even go up rom year to year to wore be fought in the day of battle. ship the King, the LORD of iosts, and

4 And bis feet shall stand in that to keep the least of the macles. day upon the mount of Olives, which 17 And it shall be, that whoso will 1. berare Jerusalein on the erst, and not come up of all the fainii.e of the the moun gir lives shall cleave in the earth unto Jerusalem to worsiup the IALL thereof touard the cast and to King, the LORD OP hosts, even upon Ferit the west, and there shall be a reiy then shall le no rain. great valley: and half of the inountain 18 And if the family or Egyogo not slali renove toward the north, and up, and corne noi, ihat have no rain, all of it towud the south.

There shall be the plague, wherewith 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the LORD wi!! smite ale leathen that the mountains; for the valley of the come not up to keep the feast of tabermountains shall reach into Azz! : yea, nacles, ye shall fiec, like as ye Hed from he 19 This shall be the punishment of fore the earthquake in the days of Egypt, and the Punishment of al 18

Israel's profaneness, fc. MALACHL.

The priests reproced. tions that come not up to keep the 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and reast of tabernacles.

in Judah shall be holiness unto the 20 q la that day shall there be upon LOPD of hosts: and all they that sathe bells of the horses, HOLINESS crifice shall come and take of them, UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in and seethe therein : and in that day the LORD's house shall be like the there shall be no inore the Canaanite bowls before the allar.

in the house of the LORD of hosts.

MALACHI.

CHAP. I.

1 19 But ye lave profaned it, in that The burden of the word of the ye say, The table of the LORD is no!

lated; and the fruit tbereor, even ois 2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. meat, is contemptible. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved 13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weaus? Was not Esau Jacob's brother ?riness is it! and je bave snuffed at it, saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob, saith the LORD of bosts; and ye brougat

3 And I bared Esant, and laid his that which was torn, and the lame, and mountains and bis heritage waste for the sick ; thus ye brought an offering : the dragons of the wilderness.

should i accept this of your hand! 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are im- saith the LORD. poverished, but we will return and 14 But cursed be the deceiver build the desolate places ; thus saith which hath in his stock a male, and vow. the LORD of bosts, They sball build, eth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD & but I will throw down, and they shall corrupt thing: for I am a great King call them, The border of wickedness, saith the LORD of bosts, and my aarne And, The people against whom the is dreadfui among the heatben. LORD hath indignation for ever.

CHAP. II. shall say, The LORD will be magnibed Amandment is for you.

5. And your eyes shall see, and ve AND now, oge priests, this com from the border of Israel.

2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will 64 A son honoureib his father, and not lay it to heart, to give glory ynto a servant bis master: if tben í be a my nane, saith the LORD of hosts, I father, where is mine bonour and will even send a curse upon you, and I af ! be a master, where is my fear? will curse your blessings: yea, I have saith the LORD of trosis unto you, o cursed them already, because ye do priests, tpat despise my name. And not lay it to heart. ye say, wherein have we despised 3 Behold, I will corrup: your seed, thy name?

and spread dung upon your faces, con Ye offer polluted bread upon mine the dung of your solemn feasts; and altar; and ye say, Wherein ha e one shall take you away with it. we polluted thee in that ye say,

4 And ye shall know tbat I have sent "The table of the LORD is coaremp. this commandment unto you, that my tible.

covenant mig be be with Levi, saith the 8 And if ye offer the blind for LORD of hosts. sacrifice, is it not evil? and if ye offer 5 My covenant was with him of life the large and sick, is it not evil offer and peace; and I gave them to hin 1: now unto thy governor; will be be for the fear wherewith he feared ine, pleased with thee, or accept thy per. and was afraid before my name. son saith the LORD of bosts.

6 The law of truth was in his 9. And na ! pray you, beseech mouth, and iniquity was net found in God that he will be reacious unto us: his lips : he walked with me in peace this batt been by your ineans : will and equity, and did turn many away be regard your person saith the from iniquity. LORD of hosis.

7 For the priest's lips sboud keep 10 Who is there even among you knowledge, and tbey should seek the that would shut the doors for nought ? law at his mouth: for he is the mes. neither do kindle fire on mine senge of the LORD of hosts. altar ior zought. I have to pleasure 8 But ye are departed out of the in you, saith the LORD of bosts, aci- way; ye bare caused inany to stumble ther will I accept an offering at your at the law; ye have corrupted the barid.

covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of 11 For from the rising of the sun hosts. even unto the going down of the saine, 9 Therefore have I also made you any name shall be great among the contemptible and base before all the Gentiles ; and in every place incense people, according as ye have not kept shall be offered unto my name, and a iny ways, but bave been parttal in pure offering : for my name shall be the law. great aning the beaiben, saith the 10 Have we not all one father ? hat. !! U Luola

not one God created us? why do we

The messenger of the corenant. CHAP. MI, IV Infdelity of the people, deal treacherously every man against oppress the bireling in his wages, the his brother, by profaning the covenant widow, and the fatherless, and that of our fathers?

turn aside the stranger from his righi, 11 | Judah hath dealt treacherously, and fear not me, saith the LORD and an abomination is committed in of hosts. Israel and in Jerusalem ; for Judah hatb 6 For I am the LORD, I cbange not ; profaned the holiness of the LORD tberefore ye sons of Jacob' are not which be loved, and hath married the consumed. daughter of a strange god.

7 Eren from the days of your 19 The LORD will cut off the man fai hers ye are gone away from mine that doeth this, the master and the ordinarces, and have not kept thein. scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, Return unto me, and I will return and himn that offereth an offering untó unto you, saith the LORD of hosts. the LORD of hosts.

But 13 And this have ye done again, turn

ye said, wherein shall we recovering the altar of the LORD with 8 T Will a man rob God? Yet ve tears, with weeping, and with crying have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein out, insomuch that he regardeth not have we robbed thee? la tithes and the offering any more, or receiveth it offerings. with good will at your band.

9 Ye are cursed with a curse . for 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Because ye have robbed me, even this whole the LORD hath been witness between nation. thee and the wife of thy youth, against 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the whom thou hast dealt treacherously : storehouse, that there may be meat yet is she thy companion, and the wife in oune house, and prove me now of thy covenant.

herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I 15 And did not he make one? Yet will not open you the windows of heahad he tbe residue of the spirit. And ven, and pour you cut a blessing, that wherefore one ? That he might seek there shall not be room enough to rea godly seed. Therefore take heed to ceive it. your spirit; and let none deal trea 11 And I will rebuke the devourer cherously against the wife of his for your sakes, and he shall not deyouth

stroy the fruits of your ground ; nei16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, ther'shall your vine cast her fruit' besaith that he ha:eth putting away; for fore the time in the field, saith the one covereth violence with his gar- LORD of hosts. ment, saith the LORD of hosts : there. 12 And all nations shall call you fore take heed to your spirit, that ye blessed : for ye shall be a delightsome deal not treacherously.

land, saith the LORD of bosts. 17 Ye have wearied the LORD 13 ( Your words bave been stout with your words. Yet ye say, where against me, saub the LORD. Yet ye in bave we wearied him 'When' ye say, What have we spoken so much say, Every one ibat doetb evil is good against thee, in the sight of the LORD, and he de 14 Ye bave said, It is vain to serve ighteth in them : or, Where is the God God : and what profit is it that we of judgment ?

have kept bis ordinance, and that we CHAP. III.

bave walked mournfully before the BEROLD: I will send my messenger, LORD of bosts ?

and he sball prepare the way be 15 And now we call the prouil fore me and the LORD, whom ye happy : yea, they that work wickedseek, sball suddenly come to his ness are set up; yea, they that tempt teniple, even the messenger of the God are even delivered. covenant, whom ye delight in: be 161 Then they that feared the LORD hold, he shall come, saith the LORD spake often one to another : and the of hosts.

LORD bearkened, and heard it, anı! 2 But who may abide the day of his a book of remembrance was written coming and who shall stand when he before him for them that feared the appeareth for he is like a refiner's LORD, and that thought upon bis fire, and like fullers' soap ?

name. 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and 17 And they shall be mine, with purifier of silver ; and he shall purify the LORD of hosts, in that day when ihe sons of Levi, and purge them as I inake up my jewels ; and I will spare gold and silver, that they may offer thein, as a man spareth his own son unto the LORD an offering in righ- that serveth him. teousness.

18 Then shall ye return, and discern 4 Then shall the offering of Judah between the righteous and the wicked, and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the between him that serveth God and hiin LORD, as in the days of old, and as in that serveih bim not. former years.

CHAP. IV. 5 And. I will come near to you to FOR behold, the day comerb, that judgment; and I will be a swift shall burn as an oven ; and all the witness against the sorcerers, and proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, againa! the adulterers, and against shall be stubble : and the daythat false wearers, and against those that cometh shall burn them up, saith thw

God's blessing on the good.

MALACHI. Elizal's coming and price LORD of hosts, that it shall leave thein 4 Remember ye the law or Moses Neither root nor branch.

my servant, wbich I commanded unto 2 But unto you that fear my name him in Høreb for all Israel, with the shall the Sun of righteousness arise statutes and judginents. with healing in his wings; and ye 5 Behold, I will send you Elijas shall go forth, and grow up as calves the prophet before the coming of ide of the stal),

great and dreadful day of the LORD: 3 And ye shall tread down the 6 And he shall turn the beart of the picked; foi they shall be ashes un- fathers to the children, and the beart Her the soles of your feet in the day of the children to their fathers, lest that I shall dan bais, saith the LORD of I come and smite the carb wita a hosts.

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HE END OF THE OLD TESTAMENT,

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