1 a The Prophet reproueth the Jewes because by their owne infidelitie thei put backe Gods graces promised, & so famine came by Gods juste judgement: therefore to auoide this plague he willeth them to turne to God, & pray in faith to him, and so he wil giue them abundance.
1 ! The vanitie of idolatrie.
2 b He calleth to remembrance Gods punishments in times past because they trusted not in him, but in their idoles and sorcerers who euer deceiued them.
3 ! The Lord promiseth to visite & comforte the house of Israel.
3 e He wil be merciful to this Church and cherish them as a King or Prince doeth his best horse which shalbe for his owne vse in the warre.
4 f Out of Judah shal the chief gouernour procede, who shal be as a corner to vpholde the buylding and as a natle to fasten it together.
8 i Whereby he declareth the power of God who nedeth no great preparation when he wil deliuer his: for with a becke or hisse he can call them from all places suddenly.
9 k Thogh they shal yet be scattered & seme to be lost, yet it shalbe profitable vnto them: for there thei shal come to the knowledge of my Name, which was accomplished vnder the Gospel among whome it was first preached.
9 l Not that they shulde returne into their countrey, but be gathered and joyned in one faith by the doctrine of Gospel.
11 m He alludeth to the deliuerance of the people out of Egypt where as the Angel smote the floods and riuers.