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mau's sons hanged. Mordecai's farther ad-
Sect. LXXX. Artaxerxes sends Ezra to Jerusalem
with a decree, and returns the sacred vessels
which remained in Persia.....
Sect. LXXXI. Nehemiah afflicted concerning the
state of Jerusalem. Prays to God in behalf of
his nation. He obtains permission from the king
to visit his people at Jerusalem
Sect. LXXXII. Nehemiah arrives at Jerusalem. He
invites the people to rebuild the walls .
Sect. III. The history of the Jews under Antiochus
the Great, and Seleucus, king of Syria ....... 322
Sect. IV. The history of the Jews under Antiochus
Sect. V. The history of Mattathias, from the first book
THE PROPHECY OF NAHUM AGAINST THE ENEMIES
OP THE LORD.
The burden of Nineveh : the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth : the LORD
He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers : Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth,
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, 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 over-running 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 VOL. IV. B