1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
1 The prophet threateneth Ephraim for thier pride and drunkenness. 5 The residue shall be advanced in the Kingdom of Christ. 7 He rebuketh their error. 9 Their untowardness to learn, 14 and their security. 16 Christ the sure foundation is promised. 18 Their security shall be tried. 23 They are incited to the consideration of God's discreet providence.
28:1 ¶ Alas! for the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim, And for his fading wreath of majestic beauty,Which is on the head of the fertile valley, of them who are overcome with wine.
28:2 Lo! My Lord hath one who is, strong and bold, Like a storm of hail, a destroying tempest, Like a storm of mighty waters overflowing, Hath he thrust it down to the earth with force:
28:3 With the feet, shall be trodden down, the proud crown of the drunkards of Ephraim!
28:4 So shall his fading wreath of majestic beauty, Which is on the head of the fertile valley, become,Like the first-ripe fig before fruit-harvest, Which, when he that looketh upon it seeth, while it is yet in his hand, he swalloweth it up.
28:6 Even a spirit of justiceto him that presideth over justice, And strength to them who would turn back the battle at the gate.
28:7 But, as for these, With wine, do they reel, and, With strong drink, do they stagger,Priest and prophet, reel with strong drink, They are swallowed up through wine, They stagger through strong drink, They reel in prophetic vision, They totter in pronouncing judgment.
28:8 For, all tables, are full of filthy vomit,There is no place!
28:9 ¶ Whom, would he teach knowledge? And, whom, would he cause to understand the message? Them who are, weaned from the milk? taken from the breasts?
28:10 For it isPrecept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line,A little here, a little there.
28:11 For, with a jabbering lip, and with an alien tongue, must he speak unto this people!
28:12 To whom he saidThis, is the restgive ye rest to the weary, and, This, is the quietness,But they were unwilling to hear.
28:13 So the word of Yahweh must be, to themPrecept upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line, A little here, a little there,That they may go, and fall backward, and be torn, and snared, and captured.
28:15 Because ye have saidWe have solemnised a covenant with death, And, with hades, have we effected a vision,The overflowing scourge, when it sweepeth by, shall not reach unto us, For we have made lying, our refuge, And, in falsehood, have we hid ourselves.
28:17 But I will make-Justice, the line, and, Righteousness, the plummet,And the hail shall, sweep away, your refuge of lying, And, your hiding-place, the waters shall overflow;
28:18 So shall be wiped out your covenant with death, And, your vision with hades, not stand,When, the overflowing scourge, sweepeth past, then shall ye be thereby beaten down:
28:19 As often as it sweepeth past, it shall take you, away, For, morning by morning, shall it pass along, By day and by night,And it shall be nothing less than a terror, to make out the message;
28:20 For too short, is the couch to stretch oneself out,And, the coverlet, too narrow, when one draweth up his feet.
28:23 ¶ Give ear, and hear ye my voice,Hearken, and hear ye my speech:
28:24 All day long, doth the plowman plow for sowing? Doth he continue laying open and harrowing his soil?
28:25 Doth he not, when he hath levelled the face thereof, Cast abroad the fennel? And, the cummin, doth he not scatter? And plant wheat in rows, And barley in a lot, And spelt in the border thereof?
28:26 Yea, One hath trained him to good judgment, His God, directeth him.
28:27 For, not with a sledge, must, black coriander, be threshed, Nor must, the wheel of a cart, on cummin, be turned, But, with a staff, must, fennel, be beaten, And, cummin, with a rod:
28:28 Bread-corn, must be crushed,Yet would he not be evermore, threshing, it, So he hasteneth over it the wheel of his cart, with his horsemen, He crusheth it not!
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