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And great in power,

And will not at all acquit the wicked:

The LORD hath his way in the whirlwind
And in the storm,

And the clouds are the dust of his feet.
He rebuketh the sea,

And maketh it dry,

And drieth up all the rivers:






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And the earth is burned at his presence,
Yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
Who can stand before his indignation?

And who can abide

In the fierceness of his anger ?

His fury is poured out like fire,

And the rocks are thrown down by him.
The LORD is good,

A strong hold in the day of trouble;

And he knoweth them that trust in him.
But with an overrunning flood

He will make an utter end of the place thereof,
And darkness shall pursue his enemies.
What do ye imagine against the LORD?
He will make an utter end:

Affliction shall not rise up the second time.
For while they be folden together as thorns,
And while they are drunken as drunkards,
They shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.
There is one come out of thee,

That imagineth evil against the LORD,
A wicked counsellor.

Thus saith the LORD;

Though they be quiet, and likewise many,
Yet thus shall they be cut down,

When he shall pass through.
Though I have afflicted thee,
I will afflict thee no more.

For now will I break his yoke from off thee,
And will burst thy bonds in sunder.

And the LORD hath given a commandment
Concerning thee,

Judah enjoined

to keep
the Feasts


That no more of thy name be sown:

Out of the house of thy gods

Will I cut off the graven image

And the molten image:

I will make thy grave; for thou art vile.
Behold upon the mountains

The feet of him that bringeth good tidings,

That publisheth peace

O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts,

Perform thy vows:

For the wicked shall no more pass through thee;

He is utterly cut off.

* He that dasheth in pieces

Is come up before thy face:

Keep the munition, watch the way,

Make thy loins strong,

Fortify thy power mightily.

For the LORD hath turned away

The excellency of Jacob,

As the excellency of Israel:

For the emptiers have emptied them out,

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Ch. 2; Ver. 2-9.

And marred their vine branches.

The shield of his mighty men is made red,
The valiant men are in scarlet:

The chariots shall be with flaming torches
In the day of his preparation,

And the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.
The chariots shall rage in the streets,
They shall justle one against another
In the broad ways:

They shall seem like torches,
They shall run like the lightnings.
He shall recount his worthies:
They shall stumble in their walk;

They shall make haste to the wall thereof,
And the defence shall be prepared.

The gates of the rivers

Shall be opened,

And the palace shall be dissolved.

And Huzzab shall be led away captive,
She shall be brought up,

And her maids shall lead her

As with the voice of doves,

Tabering upon their breasts.

But Nineveh is of old like a pool of water:
Yet they shall flee away.
Stand, stand, shall they cry;
But none shall look back.
Take ye the spoil of silver,
Take the spoil of gold:

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For there is none end of the store and glory
Out of all the pleasant furniture.

She is empty, and void, and waste:

And the heart melteth,

And the knees smite together,


And much pain is in all loins,

And the faces of them all gather blackness.
Where is the dwelling of the lions,
And the feedingplace of the young lions,
Where the lion, even the old lion, walked,
And the lion's whelp,

And none made them afraid?


The lion did tear in pieces

Enough for his whelps,

And strangled for his lionesses,

And filled his holes with prey,
And his dens with ravin.
Behold, I am against thee,

Saith the LORD of hosts,

And I will burn her chariots in the smoke,
And the sword shall devour thy young lions:
And I will cut off thy prey from the earth,
And the voice of thy messengers

Shall no more be heard.

* Woe to the bloody city!
It is all full of lies and robbery;
The prey departeth not;
The noise of a whip,




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