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fering more than ordinary in our three severalCopies; the present Hebrew, in our English Version, the Septuagint, and the Old Vulgar Latin Versions, I sometime since desired my Son-in-law, Mr. Barker, one very skilful and accurate in such Matters, to affist me in comparing the Copies, and thence shall give the several Chapters (with a few parallel Texts) as exactly as I can, from that Comparison.

IS A I A H xxiv. 1. Behold the Lord will make the Earth empty, and will make it waste, and will deface it, and will scatter Abroad the Inhabitants thereof.

2. And it shall be as with the People, so with the Priest ; as with the Servant, so with his Master; as with the Maid, so with her Mistress; as with the Buyer, so with the Seller ; as with the Lender, so with the Borrower; as with the Taker of Ufury, so with the Giver of Usury to him:

3. The Earth shall be utterly emptied, and utterly spoiled; for the Lord hath {poken this Word:

4. The Earth shall mourn and fade away; the World shall languish and fade away; the haughty People of the Earth shall languish,

5. The Earth also is polluted by the Inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the Laws, changed the Ordinances, broken the everlasting Covenant :

6. Therefore a Curfe shall devour the Earth, because its inhabitants have sinned; therefore the In

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habitants of the Earth shall be impoverished, and few Men shall be left. - 7. The new Wine shall mourn; the Vine shall languish ; all the merry-hearted shall ligh:

8. The Mirth of Drums fhall cease; the Sound of those that rejoice shall cease; the Noise of the Harp shall cease :

9. They shall be put to Shame; they shall not drink Wine; strong Drink Ihall be bitter to them that drink it.

10. Every City of Vanity shall be made desolate, every Houfe shall be shut up, that no one may come in.

II. There shall be a Lamentation for Wine in the Streets ; all Joy shall cease; the Mirth of the Earth shall be gone.

12. The Cities also shall be left defolate, and the Houses fhall be relinquished, and shall perish.

13. All these Things shall be in the Earth, in the Midst of the People. As if one glean an OliveTree, so shall they glean them.

14. As when the Gleanings are over, fo shall they cry aloud with their Voice: Thofe that are left shall rejoice with the Glory of the Lord ; they shall cry aloud from the Sea.

15. Wherefore the Glory of the Lord shall be in the Ines of the Sea: The Name of the Lord shall be glorious.

16. O Lord God of Israel, we have heard Signs, (or Songs): Hope to the righteous. And he shall fay, * My Mystery is to myself, my Mystery is to my

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Self self and to mine : Woe unto the Difobedient that difobey the Law.

17. Fear, and the Pit, and the Snare are upgn thee, O Inhabitant of the Earth.

18. And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the Noise of the Fear, shall fall into the Pit : And he that cometh out of the Midst of the Pit, shall be taken in the Snare: For the Windows from Heaven shall be open, and the Foundation of the Earth shall be shaken.

19. The Earth shall be greatly disturbed, and the Earth shall be in great Distress, and the Earth shall be moved exceedingly.

20. The Earth shall reel to and fro, like a Drunkard. (See a Parallel in Isaiah ii )

1/. ii. 19, 21. 19. They shall go into the Holes of the Rocks, and into the Caves of the Earth; for fear of the Lord, and for the Glory of his Majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the Earth.

21. To go into the Clefts of the Rocks, and into the Tops of the ragged Rocks; for Fear of the Lord, and for the Glory of his Majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the Earth.

If. xxiv, 20. For Transgression has been heavy upon it, and it shall fall, and not be able to rise again.

21. And it shall come to pass in that Day, that the Lord shall visit the Host of Heaven, and the Kings of the Earth upon the Earth. (See a Parallel at large.)


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Ifa. ii. 10-17. Enter into the Rock, and hide thee in the Dust, for fear of the Lord, and for the Glory of his Majesty.

11. The lofty Looks of Man shall be humbled, and the Haughtiness of Men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that Day.

12. For the Day of the Lord of Hofts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up, and he shall be brought low.

13. And upon all the Cedars of Lebanon, that are high and lifted up, and upon all the Oaks of Bapban:

14. And upon all the high Mountains, and upon all the Hills that are lifted

up: 15. And upon every high Tower, and upon every fenced Wall.

16. And upon all the Ships of Tarshish, and upon all pleasant Pictures :

17. And the Loftiness of Man shall be bowed down, and the Haughtiness of Men shall be made low, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that Day.

IJ, xxiv. 22. And they shall be gathered to. gether, and they shall be shut up in Prison; and after many Days shall they be visited.

23. Then the Moon shall be confounded, and the Sun alham'd, because the Lord of Hofts shall reign in Mount Sion, and in Jerusalem, and shall be glorified before the Elders. (See a Parallel in Ita.)

I/. xxx, 26. Moreover the Light of the Moon shall be as the Light of the Sun; and the Light of the


Sun shall be sevenfold, as the Light of seven Days; in the Day that the Lord bindeth up the Breach of his people, and healeth the Stroke of their Wound.

If. xxv, 1. (An Ode.] O Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy Name; for thou haft done wonderful Things ; thy Counsels of old are faithful and true. Amen.

2. For thou hast made of Cities an Heap; of defenced Cities a Ruin ; that their Foundation may fall. - The City of the Wicked shall not be built

for ever.

3. Therefore the poor people shall bless thee; and the Cities of Men injured shall bless thee.

4. For thou hast been an Helper to every City that was humbled, and a Covering to those that were distressed through Want : Thou wilt deliver them from the Wicked, and be a Covering of the Thirsty; and the Spirit of those that have been injured shall bless thee.

5. As Men dispirited, who thirst in a dry Place from wicked Men, to whom thou hadft delivered us. He will bring down the Heat, with the Shadow of a Cloud ; thou wilt bring down the Branch of the strong Ones.

6. And the Lord of Hofts shall make a Feast to all the Heathens, [Profelytes. j Upon this Mountain they shall drink Gladness, they fhall drink Wine :

7. They shall anoint themselves with the Oint, ment of the Vine-Branches, well refined, in this Mountain Deliver all chefe Things to the Hea



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