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734. The priests neglect, and MALACHI. the people's idolatry, refiroved. do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. 1 according as ye have not kept my ways, I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD but have been partial in the law. of hosts, neither will I accept an offering 10 Have we not all one father? hath at your hand.

not one God created us? why do we deal ii For from the rising of the sun even treacherously every man against his uinto the going down of the same my brother, by profaning the covenant of name shall be great among the Gentiles; our fathers ? and in every place incense shall be offered 11 | Judah hath dealt treacherously, unto my name, and a pure offering : for and an abomination is committed in Ismy name shall be great among the hea- rael and in Jerusalem ; for Judah hath then, saith the LORD of hosts.

profaned the holiness of the LORD which 12 g But ye have profaned it, in that he loved, and hath married the daughter ye say, The table of the LORD is pollut- of a strange god. ed ; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, 12 The LORD will cut off the man is contemptible.

that doeth this, the master and the schol13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weari ar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and ness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith him that offereth an offering unto the the LORD of hosts ; and ye brought that LORD of hosts. which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; 13 And this have ye done again, covthus ye brought an offering : should I ering the altar of the LORD with tears, accept this of your hand? saith the LORD. with weeping, and with crying out, inso

14 But cursed be the deceiver, which much that he regardeth not the offering hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and any more, or receiveth it with good wili sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt at your hand. thing : for I am a great King, saith the i4 Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful the LORD hath been witness between among the heathen,

thee and the wife of thy youth, against CHAP. II.

whom thou hast dealt treacherously : yet 1 Hereproveth the priests for neglecting is she thy companion, and the wife of

their covenant, 11 and the people for thy covenant. idolatry, 14 adultery, 17 and in fidelity. 15 And did not he make one? Yet had

A ND now, () ye priests, this com he the residue of the spirit. And whereA mandment is for you.

fore one? That he might seek a godly 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, not lay it to heart, to give glory unto and let none deal treacherously against my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I || the wife of his youth. will even send a curse upon you, and I 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, will curse your blessings : yea, I have saith, that he hateth putting away : for cursed them already, because ye do not || one covereth violence with his garment, lay it to heart.

saith the LORD of hosts : therefore take 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, li heed to your spirit, that ye deal not and spread dung upon your faces, even treacherously, the dung of your solemn feasts ; and one 17 [ Ye have wearied the LORD with shall take you away with it.

your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have 4 And ye shall know that I have sent we wearied him? When ye say, Every this commandment unto you, that my one that doeth evil is good in the sight of covenant might be with Levi, saith the the LORD, and he delighteth in them ; LORD of hosts.

or, Where is the God of judgment ? 5 My covenant was with him of life 1

CHAP. III. and peace; and I gave them to him for li of the messenger, majesty, and grace of the fear wherewith he feared me, and ! Christ. 7 Of the rebellion, 8 sacrilege, was afraid before my name.

13 and infidelity of the people. 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, li REHOLD, I will send my messenger, and iniquity was not found in his lips : D and he shall prepare the way before he walied with me in peace and equity, l, me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall and did turn many away from iniquity. suddenly come to his temple, even the

7 For the priest's lips should keep messenger of the covenant, whom ye deknowledge, and they should seek the law light in: behold, he shall come, saith the at his mouth : for he is the messenger of || LORD of hosts: the LORD of hosts.

2 But who may abide the day of his 8 But ye are departed out of the way; coming and who shall stand when he ye have caused many to stumble at the appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, law; ye have corrupted the covenant of land like fullers sope: Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

3 And he shall sit as a refiner and puri9 Therefore have I also made you con- fier of silver: and he shall purify the sons temptible and base before all the people, of Levi, and purge them as gold and sil

Of sacrilege, c.

CHAP. iv. Elijal's coming and office. 735 ver, that they may offer unto the LORD | walked mournfully before the LORD of an offering in righteousness.

hosts? 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and 15 And now we call the proud happy ; Jerusalem be pleasant unto the LORD, as | yea, they that work wickedness are set in the days of old, and as in former years. || up ; yea, they that tempt God are even

5 And I will come near to you to delivered. judgment; and I will be a swift witness | 16 | Then they that feared the LORD against the sorcerers, and against the a- spake often one to another; and the LORD dulterers, and against false swearers, and I hearkened, and heard it, and a book of against those that oppress the hireling in remembrance was written before him his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, for them that feared the LORD, and that and that turn aside the stranger from lis | thought upon his name. right, and fear not me, saith the LORD 17 And they shall be mine, saith the of hosts.

LORD of hosts, in that day when I make 6 For I am the LORD, I change not ; | up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a therefore ye sons of Jacob are not con- || man spareth his own son that serveth him. sumed.

18 Then shall ye return and discern 7 | Even from the days of your fa- | between the righteous and the wicked, thers ye are gone away from mine ordi between him that serveth God and him nances, and have not kept them. Return | that serveth him not. unto me, and I will return unto you,

CHAP. IV. saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, ll 1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and Wherein shall we return?

his blessing on the good. 5 He telleth 8 Will a man rob God? Yet ye have of Elijah's coming. robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have TOR behold, the day cometh, that shall we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. ! T burn as an oven; and all the proud,

9 Ye are cursed with a curse : for yel! yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be have robbed me, even this whole nation. | stubble : and the day that cometh shall

10 Bring ye all the tithes into the store- || burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, house, that there may be meat in mine that it shall leave them neither root nor house, and prove me now herewith, saith || branch. the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you || 2 But unto you that fear my name, the windows of heaven, and pour you || shall the Sun of righteousness arise with out a blessing, that there shali not be room healing in his wings ; and ye shall go enough to receive it.

forth, and grow up as calves of the stall. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked ; your sakes, and he shall not destroy the || for they shall be ashes under the soles of fruits of your ground; neither shall your your feet in the day that I shall do this, vine cast her fruit before the time in the saith the LORD of hosts. field, saith the Lord of hosts.

4 | Remember ye the law of Moses my 12 And all nations shall call you bless servant, which I commanded unto him in ed: for ye shall be a delightsome land, Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and saith the LORD of hosts.

judgments. 13 Your words have been stout a 1 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the gainst me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, I prophet before the coming of the great What have we spoken so much against and dreadful day of the LORD : thee?

6 And he shall turn the heart of the 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve fathers to the children, and the heart of God: and what profit is it that we have the children to their fathers, lest I come kept his ordinance, and that we have ll and smite the earth with a curse.

THE END OF THE PROPHETS.

TABLES
Of Scripiure Pleasures, Weights, Money, and Time.

MEASURES.
Measures of lingih.

Measures of liquids. A Cubit, -----

i 9888' A Span, - ---- - half Cub. 0 10 944 The Homer or Cor,- ----175 5 A Hand breadth, - 6th --- 0 3648 The Bath, -..--10:h Hom 71 415,2 A Finger. -.-:. 124th -.. ol 0912 The Hin, ------}600h - - 1 - 2,5 A Fathom, ---------4 7 3552 The Log, ----- 172011 - - 0 0 24, 3 Ezekiel's Reed, ------- 6 10 11 328 The Firkin Metretesi.....lol 7149 The measuring Line, !---- 80145| 11040, Note, 29 solid Inches

= a pint, nearly.

Dry Measures. Sabbath day's journ. - - 2000 07293 The Homer, --------- 80 1,6 The Eastern Mile, - - 4000 14031 The Lethech, - - - Halfhom 4 0 0,8 Stadium or Furlong, - - - 4001 0'145 4 6 The Ephah, ----10ch - - 103 Day's journey, -.--- 960001 331724 The Sealı, -----301h - - 1 0 1 1,1

The Omer, -.-- 1001h - HOO · Note, 5 feet = 1 pace, 1056 paces = 1 mile. The Cab, -... - 1180th

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TIME. 1 Nisan, or 2 March.

2 July.

2 November 115 Ab.

l9 Chisleu. December. Abib. April.

August. 6 Elul. August,

December
10 Tebeth.
3 September. "

January.
Tisri.or E-
Mau.
Sepiember. 11 Shebat.

January. Sivan. 3 June.

February. i thanim. S October 18 Marches- 2 October;

3 February.

12 Adar. March. 3 July. i van, or Bul. November. I

"13 Veader, intercalary.

WATCHES. DAYS OF THE WEEK. | HOURS OF THE DAY.

The 1st watch, from sun set to 1st day of the week, Sunday. The day, reckoning from the 3d hour of the night. 2d day,

Monday. sun rise, and the night The 2d, or middle watch, 3d day,

Tuesday. I from sun set, were each from the 3d hour to the 6th. 4th day,

Wednesd. divided into twelve egual The 3d watch, or cock crow5th day,

Thursday| parts, called, The 1st, 2d, ing, from the 6th to the 9th. 6th day,

Friday. || 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, The 4th, or morning watch, 7thday or Sabbath, Saturdayll 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th. from the 9th hour to sun rise.

APOCRYPHA.

I. ESDRAS.
CHAP. I.

12 And they roasted the passover with 1 Fosias his cbarge to the priests and Leviles. 7. || fire, as appertaineth : as for the sacrifices,

A great passover is kept : 32 bis death is much | they sod them in brass pots, and pans, with lamented: 34 bis successors. 53 T be temple, a good savour, city, and many people are destroyed. 56 The 13 And set them before all the people : rest are carried unto Babylon.

and afterward they prepared for themselves, A ND Josias held the feast of the passover || and for the priests their brethren, the sons of 11 in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered Aaron. the passover the fourteenth day of the first 14 For the priests offered the fat until month ;

night: and the Levites prepared for them2 Having set the priests according to their || selves, and the priests their brethren, the sons daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, of Aaron. in the temple of the Lord.

15 The holy singers also, the sons of A3 And he spake unto the Levites, the holy saph, were in their order, according to the ministers of Israel, that they should hallow appointment of David, to wit, Asaph, Zachthemselves unto the Lord, to set the holy ark arias, and Jeduthun, who was of the king's of the Lord in the house that king Solomon retinue. the son of David had built:

16 Moreover, the porters were at every 4 And said, Ye shall no more bear the ark | gate; it was not lawful for any to go from upon your shoulders : now therefore serve his ordinary service; for their brethren the the Lord your God, and minister unto his Levites prepared for them. people Israel, and prepare you after your 17 Thus were the things that belonged to families and kindreds,

the sacrifices of the Lord accomplished in 5 According as David the king of Israel || that day, that they might hold the passover, prescribed, and according to the magnificence 18 And offer sacrifices upon the altar of of Solomon his son: and standing in the tem- | the Lord, according to the commandment of ple, according to the several dignity of the || king Josias. families of you the Levites, who minister in 19 So the children of Israel which were the presence of your brethren the children present held the passover at that time, and of Israel,

the feast of sweet bread seven days. 6 Offer the passover in order, and make 20 And such a passover was not kept in ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and Israel since the time of the prophet Samuel. keep the passover according to the command 21 Yea, all the kings of Israel held not such ment of the Lord, which was given unto || a passover as Josias, and the priests, and the Moses.

Levites, and the Jews, held with all Israel 7 And unto the people that was found that were found dwelling at Jerusalem. there, Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and 22 In the eighteenth year of the reign of kids, and three thousand calves; these things Josias was this passover kept. were given of the king's allowance, accord 23 And the works of Josias were upright ing as he promised to the people, to the before his Lord, with an heart full of godlipriests, and to the Levites.

ness. 8 And Helkias, Zacharias, and Syelus, the 24 As for the things that came to pass in governors of the temple, gave to the priests, his time, they were written in former times, for the passover, two thousand and six hun concerning those that sinned, and did wickdred sheep, and three hundred calves. edly against the Lord, above all people and

9 And Jeconias, and Samaias, and Nathan kingdoms, and how they grieved him exceed'ael his brother, and Assabias, and Ochiel, and ingly, so that the words of the Lord rose up Joram, captains over thousands, gave to the | against Israel. Levites for the passover, five thousand sheep, 25 Now after all these acts of Josias, it and seven hundred calves

came to pass, that Pharaoh the king of Egypt 10 And when these things were done, the came to raise war at Carchamis upon Eupriests and Levites, having the unleavened phrates : and Josias went out against him. bread, stood in very comely order, according 26 But the king of Egypt sent to him, sayto the kindreds,

ing, What have I to do with thee, O king of 11 And according to the several dignities | Judea ? of the fathers before the people, to offer to | 27 I am not sent out from the Lord God the Lord, as it is written in the book of Mo- against thee; for my war is upon Euphrates : ses : and thus did they in the morning. l and now the Lord is with me, yea, the Lord

Apocrypha.
I. ESDRAS.

Apocrypha. is with me hasting me forward : depart from 45 So after a year Nabuchodonosor sent me and be not against the Lord.

and caused him to be brought unto Babylon, 28 Howbeit, Josias did not turn back his with the holy vessels of the Lord, chariot from him, but undertook to fight with 46 And made Zedechias king of Judea and him, not regarding the words of the prophet || Jerusalem, when he was one and twenty years Jeremy, spoken by the mouth of the Lord: old; and he reigned eleven years :

29 But joined battle with him in the plain 47 And he did evil also in the sight of the of Megiddo, and the princes came against | Lord, and cared not for the words that were king Josias.

spoken unto him by the prophet Jeremy from 30 Then said the king unto his servants, the mouth of the Lord. Carry me away out of the battle; for I am 48 And after that king Nabuchodonosor very weak. And immediately his servants had made him to swear by the name of the took hiin away out of the battle.

Lord, he forswore himself, and rebelled; and 31 Then gat he up upon his second char hardening his neck and his heart, he transiot; and being brought back to Jerusalem | gressed the laws of the Lord God of Israel. died, and was buried in his father's sepulchre. 49 The governors also of the people, and

32 And in all Jewry they mourned for || of the priests, did many things against the Josias, yea, Jeremy the prophet lamented for laws, and passed all the pollutions of all naJosias, and the chief men with the women tions, and defiled the temple of the Lord, made lamentation for him unto this day: and which was sanctified in Jerusalem. this was given out for an ordinance to be done 50 Nevertheless, the God of their fathers continually in all the nation of Israel. sent by his messenger to call them back, be

33 These things are written in the book cause he spared them and his tabernacle also. of the stories of the kings of Judah, and every 1 51 But they had his messengers in derision; one of the acts that Josias did, and his glory, and look, when the Lord spake unto them, and his understanding in the law of the Lord, ll they made a sport of his prophets : and the things that he had done before, and 52 So far forth, that he, being wroth with the things now recited, are reported in the his people for their great ungodliness, combook of the kings of Israel and Judea. manded the kings of the Chaldees to come up

34 ( And the people took Joachaz the son against them; of Josias, and made him king instead of Josias 53 Who slew their young men with the his father, when he was twenty and three sword, yea, even within the compass of their years old.

holy temple, and spared neither young man 35 And he reigned in Judea and in Jeru- | nor maid, old man nor child, among them; salem three months : and then the king of for he delivered all into their hands. Egypt deposed him from reigning in Jerusa 54 And they took all the holy vessels of lem.

the Lord, both great and small, with the ves36 And heset a tax upon the land of an hun- || sels of the ark of God, and the king's treasdred talents of silver, and one talent of gold. | ures, and carried them away into Babylon.

37 The king of Egypt also made king Joa- | 55 As for the house of the Lord, they cim his brother king of Judea and Jerusalem. || burnt it, and brake down the walls of Je

38 And he bound Joacim and the nobles : #rusalem, and set fire upon her towers : but Zaraces his brother he apprehended, and 56 And as for her glorious things, they brought him out of Egypt.

never ceased till they had consumed and 39 Five and twenty years old was Joacim brought them all to nought: and the people when he was made king in the land of Judea that were not slain with the sword, he carried and Jerusalem ; and he did evil before the unto Babylon: Lord.

57 Who became servants to him and his 10 Wherefore against him Nabuchodono children, till the Persians reigned, to fulfil the sor the king of Babylon came up, and bound word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of him with a chain of brass, and carried him Jeremy : into Babylon.

58 Until the land had enjoyed her sabbaths, 41 (Nabuchodonosor also took of the holy the whole time of her desolation shall she rest, vessels of the Lord, and carried them away, l until the full term of seventy years. and set them in his own temple at Babylon.)

CHAP. II. 42 But those things that are recorded of 1 Cyrus moved by God to build the temple, 5 givetb him, and of his uncleanness and impiety, are leave to the ferus to return and contribute to it. written in the chronicles of the kings. TN the first year of Cyrus king of the Per

43 And Joacim his son reigned in his stead: I sians, that the word of the Lord might be lie was made king being eighteen years old ; | accomplished, that he had promised by the

44 And reigned but three months and ten mouth of Jeremy; days in Jerusalem, and did evil before the l 2 The Lord raised up the spirit of Cyrus Lord.

the king of the Persians, and he made procla

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