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The Complaynt of Scotland
Chapter II

Thir cheptours that eftir follouis explanis the thretnyng ande menassing of gode contrar obstinat vicius pepil.

Chap. II

It is vrityne in the .xxviii of deutronome thir vordis.Gyf thou obeyis nocht the voce of the lorde thy gode, ande kepis nocht his ordinance thir maledictions sal cum on the, thou sal be cursit on the feildis, thou sal be cursit in the cite, the lord sal send maledictione ande tribulatione on al thy byssynes. the lord sal sende pestilens on the, the heyt feueir, droutht, the sourde, tempest ande all euil seiknes, ande he sal persecut the, quhil he hef gart the perise, thou sal thole iniuris & spulze, ande ther sal be na man that can saue the. thou sal spouse ane vyfe, bot ane vthir sal tak hyr fra the be forse. thou sal big ane house bot thou sal neuyr duel in it. thy ox sal be slane befor thy eene, & thou sal get nane of hym tyl eyt. thy flokkis of scheip sal be gyffin to thy enemeis, the oncoutht ande straynge pepil sal eyt the frute of the eyrd that thou hes lauborit. Leuic.xxvi. <f20r> moyses sais be the spreit of gode, gyf ze obeye nocht my command i sal visee zou vitht dreddour, vitht fyir ande vitht suellieg, ze sal sau the cornis on zour feildis, bot zour enemeis sal eit it, zour enemeis sal be zour masters, ande ze sal flee fast for dreddour, quhen ther sal be litil dangeir, & there sal be no man follouuand zou, ande gyf ze remane obstinat ande vil nocht be correckt, i sal strik zou vitht ane plag, seuyn tymes mair vehement, for i sal gar the sourde cum on zou to reuenge my alliance, ande quhen ze ar assemblit togyddir vitht in zour tounis, i sal send the pestilens amang zou, ande i sal delyuir zou in the handis of zour enemeis.

It is vritin in the thrid cheptor of esaye thir vordis, behold the dominator ande the lorde of armis, the quhilk sal tak fra hierusalem ande fra iuda, the mychty, ande the sterk man, the victuelis ,the men of veyr, the iugis, the precheours. i sal gyf them zong childir to be ther kynges. ande effemenet men sal be ther dominatours, ande the pepil ilk ane sal ryise contrar vthirs, ande ilk man sal be aduersair tyl his nychtbour, zong childir sal reproche ald men, ande mecanye lauberaris sal reproche <f20v> gentil men. Esaye III.

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