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All thy rulers are fled together, they are bound by the archers:

All that are found in thee are bound together, which

have fled from far. Therefore said I, Look away from me; I will weep

bitterly,

Labour not to comfort me, because of the spoiling

of the daughter of my people. For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and

of perplexity
By the Lord God of hosts in the valley of vision,
Breaking down the walls, and of crying to the

mountains.
And Elam bare the quiver
With chariots of men and horsemen,
And Kir uncovered the shield.
And it shall come to pass, that thy choicest valleys

shall be full of chariots,
And the horsemen shall set themselves in array at

the gate.

And he discovered the covering of Judah,

And thou didst look in that day to the armour of

the house of the forest. Ye have seen also the breaches of the city of David,

that they are many: And ye gathered together the waters of the lower

pool.

And ye have numbered the houses of Jerusalem,

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And the houses have ye broken down to fortify the wall.

Ye made also a ditch between the two walls for

the water of the old pool: But ye have not looked unto the maker thereof, Neither had respect unto him that fashioned it

long ago.

And in that day did the Lord God of hosts call

to weeping, and to mourning, And to baldness, and to girding with sackcloth: And behold joy and gladness, Slaying oxen, and killing sheep, Eating flesh, and drinking wine: Let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die. And it was revealed in mine ears by the Lord of

hosts,

Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you

till ye die, Saith the Lord God of hosts.

Thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Go, get thee unto this treasurer, even unto Shebna, which is over the house, and say,

What hast thou here? and whom hast thou here, That thou hast hewed thee out a sepulchre here, As he that heweth him out a sepulchre on high, And that graveth an habitation for himself in a rock?

Behold, the Lord will carry thee away with a mighty

captivity, And will surely cover thee. He will surely violently turn and toss thee like a

ball

Into a large country:
There shalt thou die,
And there the chariots of thy glory
Shall be the shame of thy lord's house.
And I will drive thee from thy station,
And from thy state shall he pull thee down.
And it shall come to pass in that day,
That I will call my servant Eliakim the son of Hil-
kiah:

And I will clothe him with thy robe,
And strengthen him with thy girdle,
And I will commit thy government into his hand:
And he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jeru-
salem,

And to the house of Judah.

And the key of the house of David will I lay upon

his shoulder; So he shall open, and none shall shut; And he shall shut, and none shall open. And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; And he shall be for a glorious throne to his father's

house.

And they shall hang upon him all the glory of his

father's house, The offspring and the issue, All vessels of small quantity, From the vessels of cups, even to all the vessels

of flagons. In that day, saith the Lord of hosts, Shall the nail that is fastened in the sure place be

removed, And be cut down, and fall; And the burden that was upon it shall be cut off: For the Lord hath spoken it.

The burden of Tyre.

Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; For it is laid waste, so that there is no house, no entering in:

From the land of Chittim it is revealed to them.

Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle;

Thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass

over the sea, have replenished.
And by great waters the seed of Sihor,
The harvest of the river, is her revenue;
And she is a mart of nations.
Be thou ashamed, O Zidon: for the sea hath

spoken,

Even the strength of the sea, saying,
I travail not, nor bring forth children,

Neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins.

As at the report concerning Egypt,
So shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre.
Pass ye over to Tarshish; howl, ye inhabitants of
the isle.

Is this your joyous city, whose antiquity is of ancient days?

Her own feet shall carry her afar off to sojourn. Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre, the

crowning city, Whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers

are the honourable of the earth? The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, To stain the pride of all glory, And to bring into contempt all the honourable of

the earth.

Pass through thy land as a river, O daughter of

Tarshish: There is no more strength. He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook

the kingdoms: The Lord hath given a commandment against the

merchant city, to destroy the strong holds thereof. And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: Arise, pass over to Chittim; There also shalt thou have no rest.

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