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The feet of the joyful messenger; of him, that announceth Of the joyful messenger of good tidings; of him that an

nounceth salvation ! Of him, that sayeth unto Sion, Thy God reigneth ! All thy watchmen lift up their voice: they shout together : For face to face shall they see, when Jehovah returneth to

Sion. Burst forth into joy, shout together, ye ruins of Jerusalem! For Jehovah hath comforted his people; he hath redeemed

Israel. Jehovah hath made barc his holy arm, in the sight of all the

nations ; And all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our

God.

Depart, depart ye, go ye out from thence; touch no polluted

thing: Go ye out from the midst of her; be ye clean, ye that bear the

vessels of Jehovah !
Verily not in haste shall ye go forth;
And not by flight shall ye march along:
For Jehovah shall march in your

front:
And the God of Israel shall bring up your rear.

PREDICTION OF PROSPERITY TO ISRAEL.

CHAPTER LIV. VERSES 7-17.

In a little anger have I forsaken thee;
But with great mercies will I receive thee again :
In a short wrath I hid iny face for a moment from thee;
But with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee;
Saith thy redeemer

Jehovah.
The same will 1 do now, as in the days of Noah, when I sware,
That the waters of Noah should no more pass over the earth :
So have I sworn, that I will not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke

thee, For the mountains shall be removed ; And the hills shall be overthrown: But my kindness from thee shall not be removed; And the covenart of my peace shall not be overthrown: Saith Jehovah, who beareth towards thee the most tender af

fection. O thou afflicted, beaten with the storm, destitute of conso

lation !
Behold I lay thy stones in cement of vermillion,
And thy foundations with sapphires :
And I will make of rubies thy battlements;
And thy gates of carbuncles;

And the whole circuit of thy walls shall be of precious stones.
And all thy children shall be taught by Jehovah :
And great shall be the prosperity of thy children.
In righteousness shalt thou be established;
Be thou far from oppression; yea thou shalt not fear it;
And from terror; for it shall not approach thee.
Behold, they shall be leagued together, but not by my com-

mand;
Whosoever is leagued against thee, shall come over to thy side.
Behold, I have created the smith,
Who bloweth up the coals into a fire,
And produceth instruments according to his work ;
And I have created the destroyer to lay waste.
Whatever weapon is formed against thee, it shall not prosper ;
And against every tongue, that contendeth with thee, thou shalt

obtain thy cause. This is the heritage of Jehovah's servants, And their justification from me, saith Jehovah.

REMEMBRANCE OF PAST AND SUPPLICATION FOR PRESENT

FORGIVENESS AND MERCY TO ISRAEL.

CHAPTER LXIII, FROM VERSE 7, AND CHAPTER LXIV. The mercies of Jehovah will I record, the praise of Jehovah, According to all that Jehovah hath bestowed upon us: And the greatness of his goodness to the house of Israel; Which he hath bestowed upon them, through his tenderness

and great kindness. For he said : Surely they are my people, children that will not

prove false; And he became their saviour in all their distress. It was not an envoy, nor an angel of his presence, that saved

them: Through his love, and his indulgence, He himself redeemed

them: And he took them up, and he bare them, all the days of old. But they rebelled, and grieved his Holy Spirit; So that he became their enemy; and he fought against them. And he remembered the days of old, Moses his servant; How he brought them up from the sea, with the shepherd of

his flock; How he placed in his breast his holy spirit: Making his glorious arm to attend Moses on his right hand in

his march; Cleaving the waters before them, to make himself a name er

erlasting ; Leading them through the abyss, like a courser in the plain

without obstacle. As the herd descendeth to the valley, the spirit of Jehovah So didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a name illus

conducted them:

trious. Look down from heaven, and see, from thy holy and glo

rious dwelling: Where is thy zeal, and thy mighty power, The yearning of thy bowels, and thy tender affections ? are

they restrained from us? Verily, thou art our Father; for Abraham knoweth us not, And Ísrael doth not acknowledge us. Thou, O Jehovah, art our Father: O deliver us for the sake of thy name! Wherefore, O Jehovah, dost thou suffer us to err from thy

ways?
To harden our hearts from the fear of thee?
Return, for the sake, of thy servants ;
For the sake of the tribes of thine inheritance,
It is little, that they have taken possession of thy holy moun-

tain;
That our enemies have trodden down thy sanctuary:
We have long been as those, whom thou hast not ruled;
Who have not been called by thy name.

0! that thou wouldst rend the heavens, that thou wouldst

descend;
That the mountains might flow down at thy presence;
As the fire kindleth the dry fuel;
As the fire causeth the waters to boil :
To make known thy name to thine enemies;
That the nations might tremble at thy presence.
When thuu didst wonderful things, which we expected not ;
Thou didst descend; at thy presence the mountains flowed

down.
For never have men heard, nor perceived by the ear;
Nor hath eye seen, a God beside thee,
Who doeth such things for those tliat trust in him.
Thou meetest with joy those, who work righteousness;
Who in thy ways remember thee;
Lo! Thou art angry; for we have sinned;
Because of our deeds; for we have been rebellious.

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Therefore thou hast hidden thy face from us;
And hast delivered us up into the hand of our iniquities.
But thou, O Jehovah, thou art our Father;
We are the clay, and thou hast formed us:
We are all of us the work of thy hands.
Be not wroth, O Jehovah, to the uttermost;
Nor forever remember iniquity.
Behold, look upon us, we beseech thee; we are all thy people
Thy holy cities are become a wilderness;
Sion is becoine a wilderness ; Jerusalem is desolate.

Our holy and glorious temple,
Wherein our fathers praised thee,
Is utterly burnt up with fire;
And all the objects of our desire are become a devastatiou.
Wilt thou contain thyself at these things, O Jehovah?
Wilt thou keep silence, and still grievously afflict us?

GLORY OF THE CHURCH OF GOD PREDICTED.

CHAPTER LX. LXI. VERSES 1-5, LXII. VERSES 1-4. ARISE, be thou enlightened; for thy light is come; And the gory of Jehovah is risen upon thee. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth; And a thick vapour the nations: But upon thee shall Jehovah arise ; And his glory upon thee shall be conspicuous. And the nations shall walk in thy light; And kings in the brightness of thy sun-rising. Lift up thine eyes round about, and see ; All of them are gathered together, they come unto thee; Thy sons shall come from afar; And thy daughters shall be carried at the side. Then shalt thou fear, and overflow with joy; And thy heart shall be rutħed, and dilated; When the riches of the sea shall be poured in upon thee; When the wealth of the nations shall come unto thee; An inundation of camels shall cover thee. The dromedaries of Midian and Epha; All of them from Saba shall come: Gold and frankincense shall they bear; And the praise of Jehovah shall they joyfully proclaim. All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered unto thee; Unto thee shall the rams of Nebaioth minister; They shall ascend with acceptance on mine altar; And my beauteous house I will yet beautify. Who are these, that fly like a cloud ? And like doves upon the wing? Verily the distant coasts shall await me; And the ships of Tarshish among the first : To bring thy sons from afar; Their silver and their gold with them : Because of the name of Jehovah thy God; And of the Holy One of Israel ; for he hath glorified thee. And the sons of the stranger shall build up thy walls; And their kings shall minister unto thee: For in my wrath I smote thee; But in my favour I will embrace thee with the most tender

affection. And thy gates shall be open continually ;

By day, or by night, they shall not be shut:
To bring unto thee the wealth of the nations:
And that their kings may come pompously attended.
For that nation, and that kingdom,
Which will not serve thee, shall perish;
Yea, those nations shall be utterly desolated.
The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee;
The fir-tree, the pine, and the box together:
To adorn the place of my sanctuary;
And that I may glorify the place, whereon I rest my feet.
And the sons of thine oppressors shall come bending before
And all, that scornfully rejected thee, shall do obeisance to the

soles of thy feet:
And they shall call thee, The city of Jehovah ;
The Sion of the Holy One of Israel.
Instead of thy being forsaken,
And hated, so that no one passed through thee,
I will make thee an everlasting boast;
A subject of joy for perpetual generations.

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And thou shalt know that i Jehovah am thy Saviour;
And that thy Redeemer is the Mighty One of Jacob.
Instead of brass, I will bring gold ;
And instead of iron, I will bring silver :
And instead of wood, brass ;
And instead of stones, iron.
And I will make thine inspectors peace ;
And thine exactors, righteousness.
Violence shall no more be heard in the land;
Destruction and calamity, in thy borders:
But thou shalt call thy walls salvation
And thy gates, praise.
No longer shalt thou have the sun for light by day;
Nor by night shall the brightness of the moon enlighten thee;
For Jehovah shall be to thee an everlasting light,
And thy God shall be thy glory.
Thy sun shall no more go down;
Neither shall thy moon wane:
For Jehovah shall be thine everlasting light;
And the days of thy mourning shall be ended.
And thy people shall be all righteous ;
Forever shall they possess the land :
The cion of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may

be
glorified.
The little one shall become a thousand ;
And the small one a strong nation;
I Jehovah in due time will hasten it.

The spirit of Jehovah is upon me, Because Jehovah hath anointed me,

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