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, They that dwell under his shadow shall green fir-tree: from me i thy fruit return; they thall revive as the corn, and found. grow as the vine : the scent thereof shall be 9 Who is wife, and he fball underland as the wine of Lebanon.

these things ? prudent, and he thall knce 8 Ephraim Jhall jay, What have I to thein for the ways of the Lord are right, do any more with idols? I have heard and the juft thall walk in then , but the him and observed him: I am " like a tranfgreffors fhall fall therein.


JOE L. c H A P. .

17 The feed is rotten under their clatie 1 Joel declaring sundry, judgments of God, ex. the garners are laid desolate, the harus art horteth to observe them, 8 and to mourn : broken down; for the corn is withered. 14 he prescribeth a fajt.

18 How do the beatts groart! the berded HE word of the LORD that came cattle are perplexed, because they have man to Joel the son of Pethuel.

patture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made 2 Hear this, ye old men, and desolate.

give ear all ye inhabitants of the 19 O LOBD, to thee will I cry: for the land. Hath this been in your days, or even fire hath devoured the pattures of the wil in the days of your fathers!

derness, and the flame hath burnt all the 3. Tell ye your children of it, and let your trees of the field. children tell their children, and their chil. 20 The bealts of the field cry allo ori dren another generation:

thee: for the rivers of waters are dried up 4 That which the palmer-worm hath Icft and the fire hath devoured the pasures hath the locurt eaten; and that which the the wilderness. locuit hath left hath the canker-worm cx

CHAP. II. en; and that which the canker-worm hath i The terribleness of Gods judgments: 11 left hath the caterpiller eaten.

exhorteh ta repentance, is er eeritud 5 Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and fajt, 18 and promifelh a blejung Herre, howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the

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Low ye the trumpet in Zion, and found

an alarm in my holy mountain; la 6 For a nation is come up upon my land, the inhabitants of the land tremble: faz the trong, and without number, whofe teeth are day of the LORD cometh, for # is nigh at the teeth of a lion, and he liath the cheek- hand; teeth of a great lior..

2 A day of darkness and of gloominei, a ? He hath laid my vine watte, and bark- day of clouds and of thick darknel, as the ed my fig tree: he hath made it clean bare, morning spread upen the mountains; a great and cart it away; the branches thereof are people and a ftrong; there hath not been over made white.

the like, neither ihall be any more after it 81 Lamentlike a virgin girded with fack- even to the years of many generations. cloth for the husband of her youth.

3 A fire devoureth before them, and te The meat-offering and the drink-offer. hind them a fame burneth: the land is a ing is cut off from the house of the LORD; the garden of Eden before them, and 0 the prictts, the Lords minifters, mourn. hind them a desolate wildernes; yC4and

10 The held is watted, the land mourn. nothing thall escape them. eth; for the corn is waited: the new wine

4 The appearance of them is as the is dried up, the oil languitheth.

pearance of horses; and as borícoen, te 11 Be ye ashamed, o ye husbandmen, all they run. how!, Oye vine-dressers, for the wheat and s Like the noise of chariots og the tool for the baricy, because the harvest of the of mountains thall they deap, like the rest feld is perished.

of a Name of fire that devoureth the futon 12 The vine is dried up, and the hig-tree as a ftrong people fet in battle array.. languitheth; thc pomegranate-tree, the 6 Before their face the p-ople thall betud pai m-tree asro, and the apple-tree, even all pained; all faces thall gather bleine the trees of the field, are withcred because 7. 'They fhall run like mighty mea; lher joy is withered away from the fons of men. fhall climb the wall like men of WITH

iz Grd yourselves, and lament, ye prichts; they thall march every ose vs his way howl, re minifters of the altar: coinc, lie and they tball noc break their ranks: all nigfit in fackcloth, ye minitters of my 8 Feither shall one thruft another, 0:1 God : for the meat-offering and the drink thall walk every one in his fath: and * o Fering is with-holden from the house of they fall upon the sword they thall w**

wounded. 14 I San&ify ye a faft, call a solemn af.

9 They shall run to and fro in the eye teinbly, gather the elders, and all the in- they thall run upon the wall the te habitants of the land, into the house of the climb up upon the basics, they all LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD. ter in at the windows like a thic.

15 Alas for klic day! for the day of the 10 The earth thall quake before bere LORD is a hand, and as a dettruction from heavens ibaltremble : tác fun and the the Almighty thall it come. 16 is not the meat cur oth before our eye, their thining;

thall be dark, and the stars ball wltbarev penjoy and gladnels from the house of our 11 And he Lord hallitter his voice

fore his army., for his camp is very on

your God.

pt he is ftrong that executeth his word: for phefy, your old men mall dreara dreamg; e day of the LORD is great and very ter- your young men shall see visions : ible, and who can abide it!

29 And also upon the servants and upon 12' Therefore also now, faith the LORD, the landmaids in those days, will 1 pour urn ye even to me with all your heart, and out my Spirit.

ith fatting, and with wecping, and with 30 And I will thew wonders in the heanourning;

vens, and in the earth, blood, and fire, and 13 And rend your heart, and not your gar. pillars of (moke. ncats, aud turn unto the LORD your God: 31 The fun thall be turned into darkness, kur he is gracious and merciful, flow to an- and the moon into blood, before the great Ecr, and of great kindness, and repenteth and the terrible day of the LORD come: iun of the evil.

32 And it shall come to pass, that who. 14 Who knoweth if he will return and re- foever shall call on the name of the LORD Bent, and leave a blefling behind him, even thall be delivered: for in mount Zion and

neat-offering and a drink-offering, unto in Jerufalem ihall be deliverance, as the he LORD your God?

LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom 13 I Blow the trumpet io Zion; san&tify the LORD shall call. fait, call a solemn affeinbly:

CHAP. III. 16 Gather the people, facictify the congre i Gods judgments against the enemies of his Eation, allemble the elders, gather the chil people: 18 his blefings upon the church. Eren, and those that suck the breafts; let the ridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the Finnbehold, in those

days, and in that time, when I shall bring again the cap

tivity of Judah and Jerusalem. 17 Let the priests, the minifters of the LORD, 2 I will also gather all nations, and will seep between the porch and the altar, and bring them down into the valley of Jehoet them say, Spare thy people, O Lory, and thaphat and will plead with them there for ive

not thine heritage to reproach, that the my people, and for my heritage Ifrael, whom then thould rule over them: wherefore they have scattered ainong the nations, and sould they say among the people, where is parted my land. heir God?

3 And they have caft lots for my pcoplc 1 Then will the LORD be jealous for and have given a boy for an harloc, and fold land, and pity his people.

a girl for wine, that they might drink. 19 Yea, the LORD will answer, and say un. 4 Yea, and what have ye to do with me,

his people, Behold, I will send you corn, o Tyre, and Zidon, and all the coasts of Par.d wine, and oil, and ye shall be satisfied ieftine?' will ye render me a recompcace hoewitb: and I will no more make you a and if ye recompense me, swiftly and speeproachamong the heathen:

dily will I return your recompence upon 10 But I will remove far off from you the your own head : Orthern army, and will drive him into a 5 Because ye have taken my silver and and barren and defolate, with his face to my gold, and have carried into your temrard toc eaft sea, and his hinder part to; ples my goodly picalant things. ard the utmott sea; and his ftink thall 6 Tlie children also of Judah, and the lame up, and his ill favour thail come up, children of Jerusalem, have ye fold unto coute he liath done great things. the Grecians, that ye might remove them 11 1 Fear not, O land, be glad and rejoice: far from their border. w the LORD will do great things.

7 Behold, I will raise them out of the place 22 Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field : whither ye have fold them, and will return the paliwres of the wildernels do spring, your recoinpence upon your own head: w the tree beareth her fruit, the fig-trec 8 And I will sell your consand your daughe

the vine do yield their strength. ters into the hand of the children of Judah 23 Be glad then, ye children of Zion, and and they shall sell them to the Sabeans, to sice in the LORD your God: for he hath a people far off: for the LORD bath spoken

en you the former rain moderately, and it. - wit caure to come down for you the rain, 2 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; ** fonner rain, and the latter rain in the prepare war, wake up the mighty mun, let all Itt month.

the men of wardraw near, let them come up: 24 And the foors shallhe fall of wheat, and 10 Beat your plow-thares into swords, and 1 * Cuts thali overflow with wine and oil. your pruning-looks into spears : let the weak 15 And I will reftore to you the years that lay, i am trong. -- lacuft hath eaten, the canker-worm, and Ti Assemble yourselves, and come, ali ye 1. caterpiller, and the palmer-worm, my heathen,and gather yourselves together round cat army which I sent among you. about: thither cause thy mighty ones to come 21 And ye shall cat in plenty, and be fa- down, O LORD. sed, and praise the name of the LORD 12 Let the heathen be wakened, and come

I God, that hath dealt wonderoully with up to the valley of Jehofh aphat: for there will punya anel my people thall never be afhamed. I lit to judge all the heathen ronni «bout. 17 And ye thall know that I am in the 13 Put ye in the tickle; for the harveit is 1!1 of Ifrael, and tha! I am the LORD ripe : come, get you down for the prefs is ir God, and none else; and iny people full, the fats overflow; for their wickednes :: never be ashamed.

is great. I And it thall come to pass afterward, 1 : Multitudes, innititures in the valley of I will pour out my Spirit upon all fleih i decision : for the day of the Lord in near your funs and your daughrers tha!l pro- the vaile; of decition

15 The fun and the moon thall be darken- new wine, and the hills shall flow with it ed, and the ttars shall withdraw their thining and all the rivers of Judah ihall flows

16 The Lord alio tball roar out of Zion, ters, and a fountain thall come forts of and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the house of the LORD, and thall water thieve heavens and the earth thall shake: but the of Shittim. LORD will be the hope of his people, and the 19 Egypt thall be a desolation, and do ftrength of the children of Israel.

thal be a defolate wilderness, for the 17 So thall ye know that I am the LORD lence against the children of Judah, your God dwelling in Zion, my holy moun- they have ihed innocent blood in there tain: then shall Jerusalein be holy, and 20 Bat Judah shall dwell for ever, and there shall no trangers pass through her any rufalem from generation te generation more

21 For I will cleanse their blood te 18 ! And it shall come to pass in that not cleansed : for the LORD duck day, that the mountains shall drop down Zion.



12 But I will send a fire apan Tema Gods judgments upon Syria, 6 upon the which thall devour the palaces d Board Philitines, 9 upon Tyrus, II upon Edom, 13 I Thus faith the LORD, For those tra 13 upon Ammon.

grersions of the children of Am, and THe words of Amos, who was among four, I will not turn away the parede

the berdmen of Tekoa, which lie thereof; because they have riped up. saw concerning Ifracl in the days women with child of Gilead, thacibey si:

of Uzziah king of Judah, and in enlarge their border: the days of Jeroboam the son of Joath 14 But I will kindle a fire in the wall king of Israel, two ycars before the earth- Rabbah, and it hall devour the palaces that quake.

of, with thouting in the day of battle, will 2 And he said, The LORD will roar from a rempett in the day of the whurivind: Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; 15 And their king thall go isto Capita and the habitations of the thepherds shall he and his princes together, taith the la mourn, and the top of Carmel ihall wither.

CHA P. II. 3.1 Thus faith the LORD), For three trant i Gods wrath against Moati, 4 utan greflions of Damascus, and for leur, I will 6 and upon ijrad. 9 Ged compusa not turn away the punishment thereof; be. their unthankfuiress. cause they have their

hed Gilead with threth- THterfaith that there are there were 4 But I will send a fire into the house of not turn away the purytment there Hazael, which thall devour the palaces of because he burnt the bones of the kids Ben-hadad.

Edom into lime: s I will break also the bar of Damascus, 2 But I will send a fire upon Moul, and cut off the inhabitant

from the plain it tball devour the palaces of Kirch! of Aven, and him that holdeth the fceptre Moab hall die with cumult, with from the house of Eden: and the people of and with the sound of the trumpet: Syria thall go into captivity unto Kir, faith 3. And I will cut off the vegi free the LORD.

mídit thereof, and will day an iba jedna 6 & Thus faith the LORD, For three tranfthereof with him, caith the Lone. grcflions of Gaza, and for four, I will not 4 1 Thus faith the LC, for three met furn away the panijhment thereof; becaule gresions of Judah, and for four, 15318 they carried away captive the whole capti- turn away the hment theres, kas vity, to deliver them up to Edom :

they have defpifed the law of the Lost, 7 But I will send a fire on the wall of Gaza, have not kept his commandments, and which thall devoar the palaces thereof : lies caused them to ert, after the video

8 And I will cut off the inhabitant from fathers have walked: Andod, and him that holdeth the sceptre s But I will end a tire upon Jindale from Allkelon; and I will turn mine hand thall devour the palaces of calaban. aralliit Ekron; and the remnant of the Phu. Jatine: tall perith, faith the Lord GOD.

69 Thus faith the LORD, For tere:

greffions of Ifrael, and for four, 1 st 9. Thus faith the LORD, For three trans. turn away the pur. Shrzeat thereedition grethor of Tyrus and for four, I will not they fold 'the righteous for Glver, 1 turn away the puniflrrent thereof; because poor for a pair of th:oes ; they delivered up the whole captivity to Edom, and remembered not the brotherly on the head of the poor, Asit tutan elite

7 Timt pant afrer the dur a tha To But I will send a fire on the wall of To- will go in un to the fans mall, to pretest rus, which thall devour the palaces thereof. holy name:

4 Thus faith the LORD, For three transgreffions of Edom, and for four, I will not clothes laid to riedge hy eet alista

& And they lay thenfeltw Cost turn away the punishment thereof; because he they drink the wine

or be cure did pursue his brother with the sword, and the h le of their god. dual call on all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrack for ever; then, whole height to like the bribe

99 Yet duktioved I the Ameste 4

te cedars, and he was strong as the oaks; 13 Hear ye, and teftify in the houfe of Ja• ver I deftroyed his fruit from above, and cob, faith the Lord God, the God of hosts. his roots from beneath.

14. That in the day that I thall visit the 10 Also I brought you up from the land of transgrellions of Israel upon him, I will also Egypt, and led you forty years through the visit the altars of Beth-el; and the horns of Wilderness, to potes the land of the Ariorite. the altar thall be cut off, and fall to the

11 And I raised up of your fons for pre- ground. plets, and of your young men for Naza. 15 And I will fmite the winter-house with

Is it not even thus, o ye children of the summer-house; and the houses of ivory Ifrael? faith the LORD.

fhall perish, and the great houses thall have 12 But ye gave the Nazaritcs wine to an end, faith the LORD. drink, and commanded the prophets, say

CHAP. IV. ung, Prophefy not.

1 He reproveth Ifrael for oppreffion, ,4 for 13. Behold, I am pressed under you, as a idolatrj, 6 and for their incorrigibleness. na serie de the flight

that perich

. from Here in the mountakince Samatha, s. hich the fwift, and the itrong thall not strengthen oppress the poor, which crush the needy, his force, neither thall the mighty deliver which say to their matters, Bring, and let himself:

us drink. 15 Neither thall he tand that handleth 2 The Lord God hath (worn by his holithe bow, and he that is swift of foot thall neft, that, lo, the days shall come upon you, not deliver himself: neither thall he that that he will take you away with hooks, and rideth the horse deliver himself:

your pofterity with finh hooks. 16 And he that is courageous among the 3 And ye shall go out at the brexhes, every mighty thal Alee away naked in that day, cow at that which is before her; and ye shall talk the LORD.

call them into the palace, faith the LORD. CHAP. III.

4 9 Come to Beth-el

and tranfgress; at GilThe necekty of God's judgments against if- gal multiply tranfgremion; and bring your rad: 9 the publication and causes of it. facrifices every morning, and your tithes kea against you, O children of Israel, the after the

5 And ofier a facrifice of thanksgiving with againt the whole family which I brought leaven, and proclaim and publith the faceup from the land of Egypt, saying,

offerings; for this liketh you, O ye children - You only have I known of all the fa- of Israel, faith the Lord God. mies of the earth : therefore I will punith 6 And I also have given you cieanneft you for all your iniquities.

of teeth in all your cities, and want of bread 3 Can two walk together except they be in all your places; yet have ye not returned agreed?

unto me, faith the LORD. 4 Will a lion roar in the foreft when he 7 And alla I have with-holden the rain froni th no prey will a young lion cry out of you, when there were yet three months to dod if he have taken nothing?

the harvett: and I caused it to rain upon one * Can a bird fall in a snare upon the city, and caused it not to rain upon another APE where no gin is for him? Thall one city: one piece was rained upon, and the ke up a Inare from the earth and have piccr whereupon it rained nor,

withered. - BED nothing at all?

8 So two or three cities wandered unto 6 Shall 4 trumpet be blown in the city, and one city to drink water; but they were not e people not be afraid thall there be evil satisfied: yet liave ye' not returned uato

dity, and the LORD hath not done it? me, saith the LORD. 2 Sarely the Lord God will do nothing, 9 I have fmittén you with blafting and ut he revealeth his secret unto his servants mildew: when your gardens, and your vine& prophets.

and your tig-trees, and your oliveThe lion hath roared, who will not fear! trees, increased, the palmer-worm devoured Lord God hath spoken, who can but pro- them yet have ye not returned unto ini,

faith the LORD. ** Publith in the palaces at Athdod, and 10 I have sent among you the peftilcrae, the palace in the land of Egypt, and fay, after the manner of Egypt: your young mer Prible yoonelves upon the mountains of have I fain with the sword, and have taken sitaria, and behold the great tamults in

away your horses; and I have nade the flink Beroidh thereof, and the opprelied in the of your camps to come up unto your nokrils: - thereof.

yet have ye not returned into ine, faith the 10 FOT they know not to do right, faith LORD. LORD, who itore up violence and rob

11 I have overthrown some of you, ai God in cheis palaces.

overthrew Sodom and Goinorrah, and ye Therefore thus faith the Lord God, An were as a tirebrand plucked out of the burnsary there shall be even round about the ingj yet have ye not returned unto ine, and bc th all bring down thy ftrength faith the LORD.

12 Therefore thus will I do unto thec, o I nous faith the Lord. As the thepherd Ifrael: and because I will do this unto

thee, et out of the mouth of the lion two legs; prepare to meet thy God, o lsracl.

13 For, lo, he that formeth the inountains, !c taken out that dwell in Samaria in and createth the wind, and declareth untó corner of a bed, and in Damascus in a man what is his thought, that maketh the

morning darkness, and treadcih upon the


high places of the earth, The LORD, the God and leaned his hand on the wall, and ric of holis, is his name.

pent bit lum. CHAP. V.

20 Shall not the day of the Lora da bu I A lansentation for Ifrael. 4. An exhortation nefs, and not light! even rery dark, in

to repentance. 21 God rejetteth their hypo- brightness in it? Critical service.

21 1 I liate, i despise your feafi das you, ever a lamentation, o huuse of 22 Though yc offer me burnt-o Ifrael.

and your incat-offerings, I will not 2. The virgin of Israel is fallen, she thall them; neither will I regard the pa no more rife: the is forsaken upon her land; ferings of your fat bcasts. there is none to raise her up.

23 rake thou away from me tke 3 3 For thus faith the Lord God, The city thy fongs; for I will not hear the me that went out by a thousand thall leave an thy viols. hundred, and that which went forth by an 24 But let judgment ran down xx hundred thall leave ten, to the house of if- and righteousness as a mighty stream Tael.

25 Have yc offered unto me Tierta 4.4 For thus faith the Lord upto the house offerings in the wilderneis forty ye of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye thall live.

house or Urzel? 5 But leck not Beth-el, nor enter into Gil 26 but ye have borne the tabernacles gal, and pass not to Beer-theba : for Gilgal Moloch and Chiun your images, the ihall surely go into captivity, and Beth-el your god, which ye made to your thall come to nought.

27 Therefore will I canle you to 6 Seck the Lord, and ye fhall live; leit captivity beyond Damascus, Laitis the hc break out likc fire in the house of Jo- whole name is, The God of belts feph, and devour it, and there be none to

C H A P, VI. quench it in Beth-el.

I The quantonness of israel 7 al les 7 Ye who turn judgment to wormwood,

with defolation : 12 their incorrido and leave off righteouinets in the earth,

Qe te them that are at care te

W oende rufe in the mountain and Orion, and turneth the thadow of death ria, which are named chief of the ea into the morning, and maketh the day dark to whom the house of Israel cate! with night; that calleth for the waters of 2 Pass ye unto Cainch and Ice; and the fea, and poureth them out upon the face thence go ye to Hamath tbe great. of the earth: The LORD is his name : go down to Gath of the Philistins:

9 That trengtheneth the spoiled against better than these kingdoms! or ibeir 1 the strong, fo that the spoiled fall come greater than your border! against the fortress.

3 Ye that put far away the evitar 10 They hate him that rebuketh in the cause the feat of violence tombe 6:4 gate, and they abhor him that speaketh up 4 That lie upon beds of ivory, and to rightiy

themselves upon their couches, and e. 11 Forasmuch, therefore, as your treading lambs out of the Block, and the Cais i upon the poor, and ye take from him bur of the midst of the tall dens of wheat; ye have built houses of hewn 5 That chant to the found of the end done, but ye thall not dwell in them; ye invent to themselves inftrumcat a have planted pleasant vineyards, but ye like David ; thall not drink wine of them.

6 That drink wine in bowls, 2nd 12 For I know your manifold transgreffi- themselves with the chiei olntment ons and your mighty fins: they afiliat the they are not grieved for the affidion yait, they take a bribe, and they turn afide seph. the poor in the gate from their right.

7 1 Tberefore now than they gec 13 Therefore the prudent thall kecpfilence with the firft that go captive, wd In that time; for it is an evil time,

quet of them that stretclied their 14 Seek good, and not evil, that ye may be removed. live, and so the Loxd, the God of hotts, thah 8 The Lord God hath (worn by hi te with you, as ye have spoken.

faith the LORD, the God af baie 15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and the excellency of Jacob, and late eftablish judgment in the gate: it may be ces : therefore will i dellut up the that the Lord God of hofts will be gracious with all that is therein. onto the remnant of Joseph.

And it thall come to pars, if the 16 'I herefore the LORD, the God of boits, ten men in one house, that they to the Lord, faith tlus, Walling thall be in all TO Anda mans uncle fhallake him ftreets, and they shall lay in all the high- he that burneth him, to bring out ways, Alas! aas! and they shall call the out of the houk, and thall lay

murakel husbandman to mourning, and such as are is by the fides of the house, te ikilful of lamentation to wailing;

with thee! and he thall day. Xu. 17 And in all vineyards thall be wailing: he say, Hold thy tongue; for We for I will pala thronghi thee, Qith the LORD. make mention of tbe name of the

19 Woc unto you that defire the day of the 11 For, behold, the LORD Command LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the he will imite the great house Lord is darkness, and not light.

and the little house with data 19 As if a man did fice from a lion, and 12 S horfes run upun the a lar met him ; or went into the house en plow there with oxen lar ye lust

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