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then; for this Counsel is upon all the Heathen. [lxxii.]

7. He will deftroy in this Mountain the Face of the Covering caft over all People, and the Veil that is spread over all Nations. [Heb.]

7. And he will fuddenly, in this Mountain, bring on the Face of the Bond that is gathered over all People; and the Covering he hath begun upon all Nations. [Vulg.] [I prefer the Hebrew.]

8. He will fuddenly fwallow up Death in Victory. And again the Lord will take away all Tears from all Faces: The Reproach of his People will he take away from the whole Earth: For the Lord hath spoken it.

9. And they fhall fay in that Day, This is our God, in whom we have hoped, and he will fave us: This is the Lord, we have waited for him; we have been glad, and rejoiced in his Salvation.

10. For God will give reft upon this Mountain; and Moab [fome great Enemy of God's People the Jews] fhall be trodden down in her Place, as they tread down the Floor with a Cart.

11. And he will spread his Hands in the fame Manner as he hath brought it down to destroy it: And he will bring down his Pride upon that which he laid his Hands upon.

12. And he shall bring down the Height of the Retreat of thy Wall; and it shall come down even to the Duft.

I. xxvi. 1. [An Ode. ] In that Day they shall fing this Song in the Land of Judah, Saying, We have a strong City, [the New Jerufalem, Apoc.

XXI. 10.] He will fet for us a Wall of Salvation, and a Bulwark.

2. Open ye the Gates, that the People who keep Righteousness, and keep the Truth, may enter in.

3. Who takes hold on Truth, and keeps Peace.

4. For upon thee, O God, have they hoped, O Lord, for ever, O Great and Eternal God.

5. Who haft humbled and brought down those that dwelt on High: Thou wilt caft down the ftrong Cities, and wilt bring them unto the Duft. 6. And the Feet of the Meek and Humble fhall tread upon them.

7. The Path of the Juft is right, and the Way of the Juft is prepared:

8. For the Way of the Lord is Judgment: We have hoped in thy Name, and in its Remembrance. 9. Wherein our Souls defire thee in the Night.

[An Ode.] My Spirit comes early to thee, O God, becaufe thy Commands are light upon the Earth. Ye Inhabitants of the Earth learn Righte oufnefs.

10. For the wicked one ceafes, he will not learn Righteoufnefs upon Earth. Let the wicked one [therefore] be taken away, that he may not fee the Glory of the Lord.

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11. O Lord, thy Hand is on High, and they have not known it: When they have known they fhall be afhamed. Fury fhall take hold upon an unteachable People; and now a Fire fhall devour the Enemies.

12. O Lord, our God, give us Reace; for thou haft repay'd all our Works.

13. O Lord, our God, take Poffeffion of us : O Lord, befides thee we have known no other, we have named no other.

14. Now let not the

nor the Giants arife.

[Wicked] Dead fee Life; Wherefore haft thou visited

them, and deftroyed them, and made all their Memorial to perish.

15. Add Miseries to them, O Lord, add Miseries to all that are in Glory upon the Earth.

16. O Lord, in Affliction I have remembred thee. Thy Chaftifement has been upon us in a fmall Affliction.

17. Like as a Woman with Child, that draweth near the Time of her Delivery, is in Pain, and crieth out in her Pangs, so have we been in thy Sight, O Lord:

18. For thy Fear, O Lord, have we been with Child; we have been in Pain; we have not brought forth the Spirit of Salvation; nor have the Inhabitants of the Earth fallen.

19. The Dead [Martyrs] fhall arife again, and thofe that are in the Graves fhall be raised up: Thofe on the Earth fhall rejoice, for the Dew that is from thee fhall be healing to them; but the Land of the Wicked fhall fall. [Conftitut. v. 7. Ezekiel xxxvii.]

20. Go my People, enter into thy Chambers, and fhut thy Door upon thee: Hide thyself for a very little while, till the Lord's Indignation be over paft.

21. For

21. For behold the Lord, out of his Holy Place, will bring Indignations upon the Inhabi tants of the Earth, for their Iniquity. The Earth alfo fhall disclose her Blood, and shall no longer cover her Slain.

Ifa. xxvii. 1. In that Day God fhall bring out his holy and great Sword upon Leviathan, the Serpent that fled away; upon Leviathan, the crooked Serpent; and will flay the Dragon that is in the Sea. [I fuppofe Leviathan to mean the old Serpent the Devil, and the Dragon, fome Antichriftian Power.]

2. In that Day fing ye, A choice Vineyard. 3. I the Lord will keep it: I will water it every Moment left any hurt it: I will keep it Night and Day.

4. Fury is [not] in me. Who would fet the Briars and Thorns against me in Battle? I would go through them, I would burn them together.

5. Or let him take hold of my Strength, that he may make Peace with me; and he fhall make Peace with me.

6. He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take Root; Ifrael fhall bloffom, and bud, and fill the Face of the World with Fruit.

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7. Shall not he [Antichrift] be fmitten as he fmote; and fhall not he be flain as he flew ; the Lex Talionis.]

8. In that Measure that he measured, he fhall be judged. Art thou not he that meditates in thy fevere Spirit to flay them, in the Spirit of thine Anger?

9. For

9. For this fhall the Iniquity of Jacob be taken away; and this is all his Fruit, when I fhall take away his Sin. When I fhall make all the Stones of the [Idolatrous] Altars to be broken to Pieces, as fmall as Duft; and their Groves fhall not remain ; and their Idols fhall be cut down as a Foreft. [See Ifaiab ii. 18.]

10. The defenced City fhall be defolate, and the Habitation forfaken, and left like a Wilderness ; there fhall the Calf feed, and there fhall he lie down and confume the Branches thereof.

11. When the Boughs thereof are withered they shall be broken off; the Women fhall come and fet them on Fire: For it is a People of no Understanding: Therefore he that made them will not have Mercy on them; and he that formed them will not pity them.

12. And it fhall come to pafs in that Day, that the Lord fhall beat off from the Channel of the River [Euphrates,] unto the Stream of Egypt; [Rhinocolura] and ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye Children of Ifrael.

13. And it fhall come to pass in that Day, that the Great Trumpet fhall be blown; and they shall come who were ready to perifh in the Land of Affyria, and the Outcafts in the Land of Egypt, and fhall worship the Lord in the Holy Mount of Jerufalem.

Lyndon, April 10th.
Eafter-Day, 1748.

W. W.

N. B.

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