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Jerusalem a burden to her enemies. CHAP. XII. XIII. The repentance of Jerusalem. ZECHARIAH.

e for bear. So they weighed for my price six so thirty pieces of silver. 1 Matt. 26. 13 And the Lond said unto me, Cast #.i.5, it unto the "potter: a goodly price that : Motto. I was prised at of them. And I took the 9, thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Load. 14 Then I cut asunder mine other Wool, staff, even || Bands, that I might, break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15 T And the Lord said unto me, :: * "Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those 1 or, hidden. that be || cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, * or “... nor ||feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. *:::::::: , 17 °Woe to the idol shepherd that +3**** leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

CHAP. XII. 1 Jerusalem a cup of trembling to herself, 3 and a burdensome stone to her adversaries. 6 The victorious restoring of Judah. 9 The repentance of Jerusalem.

- HE burden of the word of the Load :::::::: for Israel, saith the Load," which †† is k stretcheth forth the heavens, and layeth * Nomb. 16. the foundation of the earth, and "form

:*:::: eth the spirit of man within him. : o Hebr. 2 Behold, I will make Jerusalem “a ... iii. s.17, cup of |trembling unto all the people 22, 23. round about, I when they shall be in the

o:g- siege both against Judah and against Jeso...a rusalem. " ;: 3 “And in that day will I make Jeru:*::" salem “a burdensome stone for all people: * out all that burden themselves with it shall *... be cut in pieces, though all the people of to the earth be gathered together against it: jo, 4 In that day, saith §. Load, ‘I will *...m. smite every horse with astonishment, and *.*.*. his rider with madness: and I will open ko" mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness. 5 And the governors of Judah shall lo" say in their heart, The inhabitants of o, to Jerusalem shall be my strength in the :* Lond of hosts their God. Joel 3. 15. 6 * In that dy will I make the gover*** mors of Judah slike an hearth of fire .."; the wood, and like a torch of fire in a sheaf; and they shall devour all the people round about, on the right hand and on the left: and Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place, even in Jerusalem. 7 The Lord also shall save the tents

of Judah first, that the glory of the house chor of David and the glory of the inhabitants or so. of Jerusalem do not magnify themselves T against Judah. 8 In that day shall the Lond defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and h he * * * * that is stfeeble among them at that day loo. shall be as David; and the house of Ål. David shall be as God, as the angel of the Load before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to 'destroy all the list.”.” nations that come against Jerusalem. wer. 3. 10 T.And I will pour upon the house ::: * * of David, and upon the inhabitants of #on o Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of sup- *** plications: and they shall "look upon me . . whom they have pierced, and they shall to mourn for him, "as one mourneth for his o only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn. 11 In that day shall there be a great "mourning in Jerusalem, “as the mourn- : *.” ing of Hadadrimmon in the valley of ; i. Megiddon. :* * 12 "And the land shall mourn, tevery .”...?'. family apart; the family of the house of loso; David apart, and their wives apart; the “"“” family of the house of "Nathan apart, , o.o. and their wives apart; 31. 13 The family of the house of Levi apart, and their wives apart; the family | of Shimei apart, and their wives apart; ...” 14 All the families that remain, every lxx. family apart, and their wives apart. 1 CHAP. XIII. Jerusal The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem, 2 %:s §2.É. #. 7. The death of Christ, and the trial of a third part. IN “that day there shall be "a fountain to: opened to the house of David and to so.

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2 T And it shall come to pass in that * day, saith the Load of hosts, that I will “cut off the names of the idols out of the oo, land, and they shall no more be remem- og bered; and also I will cause "the prophets of and the unclean spirit to pass out of the ...” land. d 2 Pet. 2, 1.

3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the Load: and his father and his mother that begat him "shall thrust him through when he $o. prophesieth. - *** *

4 And it shall come to pass in that for 1. day, that "the prophets shall be ashamed I'...” every one of his vision, when he hath to: prophesied; neither shall they wear “ta i..." " rough garment t to deceive: f Heb. to tie.

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The coming of Christ. , or I am an husbandman; for man taught !"o me to keep cattle from my youth. - 6 And one shall say unto him, What , are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. to 30 m. 7 Awake, O sword, against "my shep“...” herd, and against the man “that is my o; fellow, saith the Lond of hosts: "smite 'M.; the shepherd, and the sheep shall be :: *** scattered: and I will turn mine hand - Maio. upon "the little ones. ::::: * 's And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein * Rom.11-5 shall be cut off and die; "but the third ... i. e. shall be left therein. --- 9 And I will bring the third j ***** "through the fire, and will "refine them i; ; ; as silver is refined, and will try them as *** * gold is tried: "they shall call on my name, joo's and I will hear them: "I will say, It is #o my people; and they shall say, The s's Load is my God. CHAP. XIV. 1 The destroyers of Jerusalem destroyed... 4 The coming a Christ, and the graces of his kingdom. 12 The plague of Jerusalem's enemies. 16. The remnant shall turn to the Zord, 20 and their spoils shall be holy. **** EHOLD, “the day of the Lond Acts 2.20. cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee. * Joel 3.2. 2 For "I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall ***** be taken, and “ the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city. 3 T Then shall the Lond go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. look , 4 And his feet shall stand in that day "... . . "upon the mount of Olives, which is be!'..., foreerusalem on the east, and the mount too. of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof of" toward the east and toward the west, too. *and there shall be a very great valley; jo, and half of the mountain shall remove to*::::::::... ward the north, and half of it toward the i. S. ...' south. #"o, 5 And ye shall flee to the valley of 3:?;" || the mountains; |for the valley of the *:::::". mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea,

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ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the ‘earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: *and the Lond my God . come, and "all the saints with thee. 6 And it shall come to pass in that day, I that the light shall not be + clear, nor + dark: 7. But || it shall be "one day" which shall be known to the Load, not day,

nor night: but it shall come to pass,

The plague of the enemies of Jerzosacethat at levening time it shall be light. 8 And it shall be in that day, that living "waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. 9 And the Loan shall be "king over all the earth: in that day shall there be *one Load, and his name one. 1o All the land shall be | turned "as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and *|| inhabited in her place, from Benjamin’s gate unto the place of the first gate, unto loo." the corner gate, and from the tower of ; ; ; Hananeel unto the king's winepresses. Jos. 11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be "no more utter destruction; * but : : :* Jerusalem || shall be safely inhabited. ::::: 12 T And this shall be the plague ** wherewith the Lord will smite all the ople that have fought against Jerusao Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth. 13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that "a great tumult from the Lond so-" shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand .his neighbour, and "his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.

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heathen round about shall be gathered so. together, gold, and silver, and apparel, in o.o. great abundance. is, 17, as 15 And “so shall be the plague of the *** horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague. 16 T And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even "go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of #: and to keep "the feast of tabernacles. o 17 “And it shall be, that whoso will of ot not come up of all the families of the #: * earth unto Jerusalem to worship the -i-.” King, the Lond of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. 18 And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, +*that have no rain; or there shall be the plague, wherewith the FLoad will smite to.". that come "" not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 19 This shall be the |punishment of 1** Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. 20 T In that day shall there be upon lth.o.o.o.o.o. iNj.:

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Complaint of Israel’s unkindness, or UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in ****" the Lond's house shall be like the bowl. T before the altar. 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and

MALACHI, I.

their irreligion, and profaneness. of hosts; and all they that sacrifice shall color come and take of them, and seethe there- to

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in Judah shall be holiness unto the Lond I the Load of hosts. & 22, 15.

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cłost CHAP. I. sir. o. 1 Malachi complaineth of Israel's unkindness. 6 Of their irreligiousness, 12 and profaneness.

HE burden of the word of the Lord

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:*::: ** Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the * Rom.9.13. Load: yet "I loved Jacob, i::::: 3 And I hated Esau, and “laid his $o mountains and his heritage waste for the ” dragons of the wilderness. 4. Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LoRD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the Load hath indignation for ever. 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall a P. is r. say, "The Load will be magnified ||+ from 19'."p" the border of Israel.

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*i-o-o: ther, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the Load of hosts unto you, O priests, that *...*, despise my name. “And ye say, Wherein +3. have we despised thy name? 7 ||Ye offer "polluted bread upon mine * Deut. is altar; and ye say, Wherein have we pol*"...i.d. luted thee? In that ye say, ‘The table * * * of the Load is contemptible. 8 And "if ye offer the blind +for sacri... fice, is it not evil? and if ye offer the crwice. lame and sick, is it not evil? offer it now ,,..., unto thy governor; will he be pleased : o, with thee, or "accept thy person? saith f**** the Load of hosts. -o-o-...” And now, I pray you, beseech tigod ... that he will be gracious unto us: "this so hath been +by your means: will he regard your persons? saith the Load of hosts. 10 Who is there even among you that ***** would shut the doors for nought?"neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for Isai. i. 11 nought. I have no pleasure in you, saith i..." the Load of hosts, “neither will I accept ::... an offering at your hand. to so. 11 For "from the rising of the sun 3 leai. So... even unto the going down of the same *.*.*, my name shall be great "among the Gen: "* tiles; and in every place "incense shall • Rev. s. s. be offered unto my name, and a pure

offering: ‘for my name shall be great color i. the heathen, saith the Lond of oxo Osts. t Isai.68. 1

12. But ye have profaned it, in that ye * 9, say, "The table of the Load is polluted; "“” and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contemptible.

13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! ||and ye have snuffed at it, of saith the Lond of hosts; and ye brought on that which was torn, and the lame, and "" the sick; thus ye brought an offering: * should I accept this of your hand? saith ".", the Lond.

145 But cursed be 'the deceiver, lwhich ..., hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and ot." sacrificeth unto the Load a corrupt thing: for “I am a great King, saith i. Load Î.o. of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

CHAP. II.

1 He sharply reproveth the priests for neglecting their covenant, 11 and the people jor idolatry, 14 for adultery, 17 and for insidelity. ND now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you. 2 *If ye will not hear, and if ye will oft. not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my oso name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart. & Behold, I will || corrupt your seed, "... and + spread dung upon your faces, even ter." the dung of your solemn feasts; and |one o' shall "take you away with it. 4 And ye shall know that I have sent ..."" this commandment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LoRD of hosts. 5 ‘My covenant was with him of life .Y.: and peace; and I gave them to him "for o: the fear wherewith he feared me, and "** was afraid before my name. e Deut. 33. 6 * The law of truth was in his mouth, !'; and iniquity was not found in his lips: jo he walked with me in peace and equity, floo. and did ‘turn many away from iniquity. §§ 7 *For the priest's lips should keep to #: knowledge, and they should seek the law ...” at his mouth: "for he is the messenger of h Gal. 414. the Lord of hosts. o: 8 But ye are departed out of the way; ...on. ye ‘have caused many to || stumble at oil.

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:No out of the tabernacles of Jacob,” and him No. that offereth an offering unto the Lond 28, 29. of hosts. 13 " And this have ye done again, covering the altar of the Lord with tears, with weeping, and with crying out, insomuch that he regardeth not the offering any more, or receiveth it with good will at your hand. 14 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the Lord hath been witness between thee and "the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt o : 'yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. 15 And * did not he make one? Yet or, excel had he the || residue of the spirit. And o,...a wherefore one? That he might seek +'a yo. . godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal |treacherously against the wife of his youth. 16 For "the Lord, the God of Israel, saith || that he hateth trutting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the Load of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. o:#; 17 Ye five wearied the LoRD with :: *** your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have we wearied him? When ye say, Every one that doeth evil is good in the sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them; or, Where is the God of judgment?

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q Prov.5. 18. r Prov. 2. 17.

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2 But who may abide “the day of his

MALACHI.

coming? and 'who shall stand when he appeareth? for "he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' sope:

c or ** = frter. E. I.-3 And the shall sit as a refiner and ot". purifier of silver; and he shall purify the to o sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and :::::::::: silver, that they may 'offer unto the Lok D : , Fe, is an offering in righteousness. 4 Then “shall the offering of Judah “*-** and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in ||former to:-----years. 5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, ot: and against those that ||oppress the hire-lo-.. ling in his wages, the widow, and the fa- "*** therless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LoRD of hosts. 6 For I am the Load, "I change not; "therefore ye sons of Jacob are not con- é sumed. a lar-sis. 7" Even from the days of "your fathers • **** ye are gone away from mine ordinances and have not kept them. "Return unto ***** me, and I will return unto you, saith the LoRD of hosts. "But ye said, Wherein shall we return ? 8 * Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have ..., we robbed thee? "In tithes and offerings. **** 9 Ye are cursed with a curse: for ye have robbed me, even this whole nation. 10 * Bring ye all the tithes into ‘the storehouse, di. there may be meat in go mine house, and prove me now herewith, of saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open : *** you the "windows of heaven, and f" pour of you out a blessing, that there shall not be jo, room enough to receive it. co11 And I will rebuke 'the devourer 3, ..." for your sakes, and he shall not + de- ::::: stroy the fruits of your ground; neither of shall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, saith the Load of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you blessed: for ye shall be ‘a delightsome land, saith the Lond of hosts. 13 * * Your words have been stout against me, saith the LoRD. Yet ye say, What have we spoken so much against thee? 14 "Ye have said, It is vain to serve or God: and what profit is it that we have to kept this ordinance, and that we have o’." walked f mournfully before the Lord oof hosts? !... " 15 And now ‘we call the proud happy; to yea, they that work wickedness + are set "H. up; yea, they that “tempt God are even delivered. 16 "Then they "that feared the Lond of" 'spake often one to another: and the rios s.

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; 33. Af...?. for they shall be ashes under the soles of : *** ! Ps. 18 "Then shall ye return, and discern your feet in the day that I shall do this, *" between the righteous and the wicked, saith the Lond of hosts. between him that serveth God and him

that serveth him not.

CHAP. IV.

him in Horeb for all Israel, with * the 1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and his

blessing on the good. 4 He erhorteth to

the study of the law, 5 and telleth of Eli

jah's coming and office.

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. & 17. 11. prophet "before the coming of the great § and dreadful day of the Lord : m Joel 2.31. **** OR, behold, "the day cometh, that 6 And “he shall turn the heart of the *** af.o.o. shall burn as an oven; and all "the fathers to the children, and the heart of " **** proud, yea, and all that do wickedly,

the children to their fathers, lest I come ,” “. *** shall be “stubble: and the day that com

and "smite the earth with "a curse. p Zech. 5:3.

The END OF THE PROPHETS.

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