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Author: Marbury, Edward, 1581-ca. 1655.
Title: A commentarie or exposition upon the prophecie of Habakkuk together with many usefull and very seasonable observations / delivered in sundry sermons preacht in the church of St. James Garlick-hith London, many yeeres since, by Edward Marbury ...
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)

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Marbury, Edward, 1581-ca. 1655.

London: Printed T.R. and E.M. for Octavian Pullen, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1650.
Numerous errors in pagination.
Includes index.
Imperfect: pages bound out of order, with print show-through and slight loss of print; p. 225-226 torn with some loss of print, p. 214-237 from Harvard University Library copy spliced at end.
Reproduction of original in the British Library.
Subject terms:
Bible. -- O.T. -- Habakkuk -- Commentaries.

title page
An Alphabetical TABLE of the principal heads contained in this precedent Commentary.
The Contents thereof in the first and second Chapters.
The Contents of the third Chapter.
A Commentarie OR, EXPOSITION UPON The Prophecy of HABAKKƲK.
Verse 1. The Burthen which HABAKKUK the Pro∣phet did see.
Hab. 1.2. O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear; even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save?
Vers. 3. Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause mee to behold grievance? for spoiling, and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. 4. Therefore the Law is slacked, and judgement doth never go forth, for the wicked doth compasse about the righteous: there∣fore wrong judgment proceedeth.
Vers. 5. Be hold yee among the heathen, and regard and won∣der marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which you will not believe though it be told you. 6. For lo I raise up the Chaldeans that bitter and hasty Nation, which shall march through the bredth of the land to possesse the dwelling places that are not theirs. 7. They are terrible and dreadful, their judgement and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. 8. Their horses also are swifter then the Leopards, and more fierce then the evening Wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from farre, they shall fly as the Eagle that hasteth to eat. 9. They shall come all for violence, their faces shall sup up as the East-wind, and they gather the captivity as the sand. 10. And they shall scoffe at the Kings, and the Princes shall be a scorne unto them: they shall deride every strong hold, for they shall heap dust and take it. 11 Then shall his mind change, and he shall passe over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his God.
Ver. 11. Then shall his mind change, and he shall passe over, and of∣fend, imputing this his power unto his god.
Vers. 12. Art thou not from everlasting, O Lord, my God, my holy one? we shall not dye O Lord my God, thou hast ordained them for judgement, and O mighty God, thou hast establisted them for correction, 13. Thou art of purer eyes then to behold evill, and canst not look on iniquity; wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal trea∣cherously? and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous then he? 14. And makest men as the fishes of the sea, and as the creeping things that have no ruler over them. 15. They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their dragge, therefore they rejoyce and are glad. 16. Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense un∣to their dragge, because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous. 17. Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continu∣ally to slay the nations?
Vers. 1. I will stand upon the watch, and set me upon the Tow∣er, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I an reproved.
Vers. 2. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plaine upon Tables, that he may run that read∣eth it. 3. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak and not lye: though it tarry, wait for it, be∣cause it will surely come, it will not tarry.
Vers. 4. Behold his soule which is lifted up is not upright in him: But the just shall live by his faith.
Vers. 5. Yea also because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home: who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all Nations, and heapeth unto him all People.
Vers. 6. Shall not all these take up a Parable against him, and a taunting Proverb against him and say: woe to him that increa∣seth that which is not his, how long? and to him that ladeth him∣self with thick clay. 7. Shall they not rise up suddenly that shall bite thee? and awake that shall vexe thee? and thou shalt be for booties unto them? 8. Because thou hast spoyled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoyl thee, because of mens blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and all that dwell therein.
Vers. 9. Woe to him that coveteth an evill Covetousnesse to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil. 10. Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many peo∣ple, and hast sinned against thy soul. 11. For the stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. 12. Woe to him that buildeth a towne with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity. 13. Behold, is it not of the Lord of hoasts, that the people shall labour in the very fire, & the people shal weary themselves for very vanity. 14. For the earth shal be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the Waters cover the sea.
Vers. 14. For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glo∣ry of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.
Vers. 15. Wo to him that giveth his neighbour drink, that put∣test thy bottle to him and makest him drunk also, that thou mayst look on their nakednesse. 16. Thou art filled with shame for glory; drink thou also and let thy foreskin be uncovered, the Cup of the Lords right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spuing shall be on thy glory. 17. For the violence of Lebanon shall cover thee, and the spoil of beasts which made them afraid because of mens blood, and for the violence of the Land, of the City, and of all that dwell therein.
Vers. 18. What profiteth the graven Image, that the maker thereof hath graven it? the molten Image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work trusteth therein, to make dumb Idols? 19. Woe unto him that saith to the wood, awake; to the dumb stone arise, it shall teach; behold it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is no breath at all in the midst of it. 20. But the Lord is in his holy temple, let all the earth keep silence before him.
HABAK. 3.1. A Prayer of Habakkuk the Prophet upon Sigionoth.
Ver. 2. O Lord, I have heard thy speech and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the middest of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
Ver. 3. God came from Teman, and the holy one from mount Paran, Selah. His glorie covered the Heavens, and the Earth was full of his praise. 4 And his brightness was as the light, he had horus coming out of his hand, and there was the hiding of his power. 5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.
Verse 6. He stood and measured the earth, he beheld, and drove in sunder the Nations, and the everlasting Mountains were scattered; the perpetuall hils did bow: his ways are everlasting.
Ver. 7. I saw the Tents of Cushan in affliction, and the curtains of the Land of Midian did tremble.
Verse 8. Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea? that thou didst ride upon thy horses, or thy chariot of Salvation.
Verse 9 Thy bow was made quite naked according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word, Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.
Verse 10. The mountains saw thee, and they trembled, the over∣flowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lift up his hands on high.
Verse 11. The Sun and Moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, at the shining of thy glit∣tring spear. 12 Thou didst march through the Land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger. 13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for sal∣vation with thine Anointed: thou woundest the head out of the house of the wicked by discovering the foundation to the neck. Selah. 14 Thou doest strike through with his staves the head of his villa∣ges, they that came out as a whirlwind to scatter me, their re∣joycing was as to devoure the poor secretly.
Verse 14. Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: there re∣joycing was to devour the poor secretly.
Verse 15. Thou didst walk through the sea, with thine horses through the heap of great waters.
Vers 16. When I heard, my belly trembled, my lips quivered at the voice, rottennesse entred into my bones, and I trembled in my self, that I might rest in the day of trouble, when he cometh up unto his people, he will invade them with his troops.
Verse 17. Although the fig-tree shall not blossome, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labour of the Olive shall fail, and the field shall yield no meat, the flocks shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stals.
Verse 18 Yet will I rejoyce in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like Hinds feet, and he will make me to walk upon my high places. To the chief singer upon my stringed Instruments.