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for the prlest, with the wave | they should do under the heaven are swallowed up of wine, they breast and leave shoulder: and all the days of their life.

are out of the way through strong after that tho Nazarito may drink

drink; they err in vision, they

Cant. viii, 2. I would lead thee, wine.

stumble in judgment. and bring thee into my mother's Deut. xxyiil, 39. Thou shalt | house, who would instruct me: I plant vineyards, and dress them, would cause thee to drink of BUT BOTH SOMETIMES but shalt peither drink of the wine, spiced wine of the juice of my

ABSTAINED FROM. nor gather the grapes: for the pomegranate.

Lev. x, 9. Do not drink wine worms shall eat them.

Isa. v, 22. Woe unto them that nor strong drink, thou, nor thy Neh. ii, 1. And it came to pass in are mighty to drink wine, and sons with thee, when ye go into the month Nisan, in the twentieth men of strength to mingle strong the tabernacle of the congregation, year of Artaxerxes the king, that | drink.

lest ye die: it shall be a statute for wine was before him: and I took | Isa. xxiv. 9. They shall not ever throughout your generaup the wine, and gave it unto the drink wine with a song; strong

tions. king. Now I had not been drink shall be bitter to them that Num. vi, 3. He shall separate beforetime sad in his presence. drink it.

himself from wine and strong Esther i. 8. And the drinking Ezek. xliv, 21. Neither shall

drink, and shall drink no vinegar was according to the law; none any priest drink wine when they of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, did compel: for so the king had | enter into the inner court.

neither shall he drink any liquor appointed to all the officers of his

of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or | Joel iii. 3. And they have cast house, that they should do accord

lots for my people; and have given ing to every man's pleasure..

Judges xill, 4. Now therefore a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl

beware, I pray thee, and drink not Jer. xxxv, 2, 6. Go unto the for wine, that they might drink.

wine nor strong drink, and eat not house of the Rechabites, and

Amos vi. 6. That drink wine in any unclean thing. speak unto them, and bring them

bowls, and anoint themselves with Luke 1, 15. For he shall be great into the house of the LORD, into

the chief ointments: but they are l in the sight of the Lord, and shall one of the chambers, and give

not grieved for the aflliction of drink neither win worstrond them wine to drink, But they

Joseph. said, We will drink no wine: for

drink; and he shall be filled with Jonadab the son of Rechab, our

1 Tim. v. 23. Drink no longer the Holy Ghost, even from his father, commanded us, saying,

water, but use a little wine for thy | mother's womb.. YA shall drink no wine neither stomacı8 sake, ana laine Orlen 78. xxix. 9. Stay Vonrgelveg

infirtnities. ye, nor your sons for ever.

and wonder, cry ye out, and cry:

Rev. xiv, 8. And there followed they are drunken, but not with Mark xv, 23. And they gave

another angel, saying, Babylon is wine; they stagger, but not with him to drink wine mingled with

tallen, is fallen, that great city, I strong drink. myrrh: but he received it not.

because she made all nations drink Luke v, 37-39. And no man of the wine of the wrath of her!

WEAK WINE CALLED VINEputteth new wine into old bottles; fornication.

GAR, SOMETIMES USED. else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the AND STRONG DRINK.

Ps. lxix, 21. They gave me also bottles shall perish. But new

Deut. xlv. 26. And thou shalt thirst they gave me vinegar to

gall for my meat; and in my wine must be put into new

bestow that money for whatsoever bottles; and both are preserved.

drink. thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or No man also, having drunk old

Matt. xxvii, 34, 48. They gave for sheep, or for wine,or for strong wine, straightway desireth new; drink, or for whatsoever thy soul

him vinegar to drink mingled with for he saith, The old is better. desireth; and thou shalt eat there

gall: and when he had tasted John ii, 3.

thereof, he would not drink. And And when they before the LORD thy God, and wanted wine, the mother of Jesus wina the mother of Jesus I thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine

straightway one of them ran, and saith unto him, They have no household.

took a spunge, and filled it with wine,

Isa. Ivi. 12. Come ye, say they, I gave him to drink.

vinegar, and put it on a reed, and I will fetch wine, and we will fill P3. lx, 3. Thou hast showed thy ourselves with strong drink; and people hard things thou hast to-morrow shall be as this day.

ON THESE ACCOUNTS, CORN made us to drink the wine of and much more abundant.

AND WINE ARE OFTEN ASastonishment.

Prov. xx, 1. Wine is a mocker. / SOCIATED, AS THE MEANS Prov. iv, 17. For they eat the strong drink is raging; and who

OF SUSTENANCE. bread of wickedness, and drink soever is deceived thereby is not

Gen. xxvii, 28. 37. Therefore the wine of violence. wise.

God give thee of the dew of heaProv. ix, 5. Come, eat of my

Prov. xxxi, 6. Give strong drink ven, and the fatness of the earth, bread, and drink of the wine

unto him that is ready to perish, and plenty of corn and wine. And which I have mingled.

and wine unto those that be of Isaac answered and said unto heavy hearts.

Esau, Behold, I have inade him Prov. xxxi, 4. It is not for kings,

Isa. v. 11. Woe unto them that thy lord, and all his brethren have O Lemuel, it is not for kings to rise un early in the morning that I given to him for servants; and drink wine, nor for princes strong they may follow strong drink;

with corn and wine have I susdrink. that continue until night, till wine

tained him: and what shall I do Eccles. 11, 3. I sought in mine inflame them!

now unto thee, my son? heart to give myself unto wine,

Deut. xvi, 18. Thou shalt ob(yet acquainting mine heart with erred through wine, and through

serve the feast of tabernacles seven wisdom.) and to lay hold on folly, strong drink are out of the way:

days, after that thou hast gathertill I might see what was that the priest and the prophet have

ed in thy corn and thy wine. good for the sons of men which / erred through strong drink, they! Deut. Ixxlil, 28. Israel then shall

dwell in safety alone: the fountain and their houses, also the hon- have stricken me, shalt thou say, of Jacob shall be upon a land of dredth part of the money, and of and I was not sick; they have corn and wine; also his heavens the corn, the wine, and the oil, beaten me, and I felt it not; when shall drop down dew. . that ye exact of them.

shall I awake? I will seek it yet P3. iv. 7. Thou hast put glad. Neh. X. 39. For the children or again. ness in my heart, more than in Israel and the children of Levi Isa. xxvili, 1, 3. Woe to the the time that their corn and their shall bring the offering of the corn, crown of pride, to the drunkards wine increased.

of the new wine, and the oil, of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty unto the chambers, where are the is a fading flower, which are on

vessels of the sanctuary, and the cried unto me with their heart,

the head of the fat valleys of them

that are overcome with wine! The when they howled upon their priests that minister, and the beds: they assemble themselves porters, and the singers; and we crown of pride, the drunkards of for corn and wine, and they rebel will not forsake the house of our Ephraim, shall be trodden under against me.

feet. God.

Hosca ii, 8. 22. For she did not Joel 1, 6. Awake, ye drunkards, Zech. ix, 17. For how great is

know that I gave her corn, and and weep; and howl, all ye drink his goodness, and how great is his

wine, and oil, and multiplied her ers of wine, because of the new beauty! Corn shall make the

silver and gold, which they pre-wine; for it is cut off from your young men cheerful, and new wine

pared for Baal. And the earth | mouth. the maids.

shall hear the corn, and the wine, Nahum 1, 10. For while they be

and the oil; and they shall hear folden together as thorns, and AND CORN, WINE, AND OIL, Jezreel.

while they are drunken as drunkOR OLIVE FRUIT, ARE ALSO Haggai i. 11. And I called for a lards, they shall be dovoured as OFTEN PUT TOGETHER, RE- dronght upon the land, and upon stubble fully dry. PRESENTING THE PRODUCE the mountains, and upon the

1 Cor. vi, 10. Know ye not that corn, and upon the new wine, and OF THE FIELD, VINEYARD,

no thieves, nor covetous, nor upon the oil, and upon that which drunkards, por revilers, nor exAND ORCHARD.

the ground bringeth forth, and tortioners, shall inherit the kingDeut. vil. 13. And he will love upon men, and upon cattle, and dom of God. thee, and bless thee, and multiply upon all the labour of the hands. thee: he will also bless the fruit of

UNJUST IMPUTATIONS. thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and


1 Sam.1,12-16. And it came to thine oil, the increase of thy kine,

not drunk pass, as she continued praying be. and the flocks of thy sheep, in the with wine, wherein is excess; but

fore the LORD, that Ell marked her land which he sware unto thy be filled with the Spirit.

mouth. Now Hannah, she spake fathers to give thee.

in her heart; only her lips moved, Titus ii, 3. The aged women

but her voice was not heard: Deut. xii, 17. Thou mayest not likewise, that they be in behaviour

therefore El thought she had eat within thy gates the tithe of thy | as becometh holiness, not false

been drunken. And Eli said unto corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, accusers, not given to much wine, her. How long wilt thou be drun. or the firstlings of thy herds, or of teachers of good things.

ken? put away thy wine from thy fluck; nor any of thy VOWS

thee. And Hannah answered and which thou vowest, nor thy free EVILS OF DRUNKENNESS.

said, No my lord; I am a woman will offerings, or heave offering of

Deut.xxix, 19-21. And it come to of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk thine hand.

pass, when he heareth the words neither wine nor strong drink, but Deut. xviii, 4. The first-fruit also of this curse, that he bless himself have poured out my soul before of thy corn, of thy wine, and of in his heart, saying. I shall have the LORD. Count not thine handthine oil, and the first of the fleece peace, though I walk in the ima- maid for a daughter of Belial; for of thy sheep shalt thou give him. gination of mine heart, to add out of the abundance of my comDeut. xxviii, 51. And he shall arunkenness to thirst: TI

drunkenness to thirst: The LORD plaint and grief have I spoken eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the

will not spare him; but then the hitherto. fruit of thy land, until thou be de

anger of the LORD, and his jea

lousy, shall smoke against that stroyed: which also shall not leave

Acts 11, 13-15. Others mocking, man, and all the curses that are

said, These men are full of new thee either corn, wine, or oil, or written in this book shall lie upon

wine. the increase of thy kine, or flocks

But Peter, standing up

with the eleven, lifted up his voice, of thy sheep, until he have de

him, and the LORD shall blot out

his name from under heaven. And stroyed thee.

and said unto them, Ye men of the LORD shall separate him unto

Judea, and all ve that dwell at 2 Kings xviii, 32. Until I come evil out of all the tribes of Israel,

Jerusalem, be this known unto and take you away to a land like according to all the curses of the

you, and hearken to my words: your own land, a land of corn and

For these are not drunken, as ye covenant that are written in this wine, a land of bread and vinebook of the law,

suppose, seeing it is but the third yards, a land of oll-olive and of

hour of the day. honey, that ye may live, and not

Prov. xxiii, 29, 30, 33-35. Who

hath woe? who hath sorrow? who die: and hearken not unto Heze

hath contentions? who hath bab THE RECHABITES. kiah, when he persuadeth you,

bling? who hath wounds without Jer. XXXV, 2-8. Go unto the saying, The LORD will deliver us.

cause? who hath redness of eyes? house of the Rechabites, and 2 Chron. xxxii, 28. Storehouses They that tarry long at the wine; I speak unto them, and bring them also for the increase of corn, and they that go to seek mixed wine. into the house of the LORD, into wine, and oil; and stalls for all Thine eyes shall behold strange one of the chambers, and give manner of beasts, and cotes for women, and thine heart shall utter them wine to drink. Then I took flocks,

perverse things: Yea, thou shalt Jaazamah the son of Jeremiah, Neh. v, 11. Restore, I pray you, | be as he that lieth down in the the son of Habaziniah, and his to them, even this day, their lands, midst of the sea, or as he that | brethren, and all his sons, and the their vineyards, their olive-yards, lleth upon the top of a mast. They | whole house of the Rechabites: And I brought them into the saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy !

DINNER. house of the LORD, into the cham-God that pleadeth the cause of

| Gen. xliii. 16. And when Joseph ber of the sons of Hanan, the son his people, Behold, I have taken

nave taken saw Benjamin with them, he said of Igdaliah, a man of God, which Tout of thine hand the cup of to the ruler of his house, Bring was by the chamber of the princes,

these men home, and slay, and which was above the chamber of cup of my fury; thou shalt no

make ready: for these men shall Maasetah the son of Shallum, the more drink it again.

dine with me at noon. keeper of the door: And I set before the sons of the house of the

Isa. Ixiii, 6. And I will tread Matth. xxii, 4. Again, he sent Rechabites pots full of wine, and

| down the people in mine anger, forth other servants, saying, Tell cups, and I said unto them, Drink

and make them drunk in my fury, I them which are bidden, Behold, I ye wine. But they said, We will

and I will bring down their have prepared my dinner, my oxen

strength to the earth. drink no wine: for Jonadab the

and my fatlings are killed, and all Bon of Rechab our father com

things are ready: come unto the

Jer. xxv, 26, 27. And all the marriage. manded us, saying, Ye shall drink

kings of the north, far and near, no wine, neither ye, nor your sons one with another, and all the

Luke xi, 37. And as he spake, a for ever: Neither shall ye build kingdoms of the world, which are

certain Pharisee besought him to house, nor sow seed, nor plant upon the face of the earth: and the

dine with him: and he went in, vineyard, nor have any: but all king of Sheshach shall drink after

and sat down to meat. your days ye shall dwell in tents;

them. Therefore thou shalt say that ye may live many days in the unto them, Thus saith the LORD

SUPPER. land where ye be strangers. Thus

of hosts, the God of Israel, Drink Mark vi, 21. And when a convenhave we obeyed the voice of

ye, and be drunken, and spue, and I lent day was come, that Herod on Jonadab the son of Rechab, our

fall, and rise no more, because of his birthday made a supper to his father, in all that he hath charged the sword which I will send lords, high captains, and chiei us, to drink no wine all our days,

among you. we, our wives, our sons, nor our

estates of Galilee. daughters.

Jer. xlviji, 26. Make ye him Irke xiv, 16, 17. Then said be drunken; for he magnified himself unto him, A certain man made a

against the LORD: Moab also shall great supper, and bade many: D DRUNKARDS. S.

wallow in his vomit, and he also And sent his servant at supperGen. ix, 20, 21. And Noah began shall be in derision,

time to say to them that were to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank

Jer. 11. 7. 57. Babylon hath been bidden, Come; for all things are of the wine, and was drunken;

now ready. a golden cup in the Lord's hand.

that made all the earth drunken: 1 John xii, 2. There they made and he was uncovered within his tent.

the nations have drunken of her him a supper; and Martha served:

wine; therefore the nations are but Lazarus was one of them that 1 Sam. xxv. 36, 37. And Abigail mad. And I will make drunk her sat at the table with him. came to Nabal; and, behold, he princes, and her wise men, her! held a feast in his house, like the captains, and her rulers, and her feast of a king; and Nabal's heart

Rev. ill, 20. Behold, I stand at mighty men: and they shall sleep

P the door, and knock: if any man was merry within liim, for he was a perpetual sleep, and not wake, very drunken: wherefore she told saith the King, whose name is The

hear my voice, and open the door,

I will come in to him, and will sup him nothing, less or more, until | LORD of hosts.

with him, and he with me. the morning light. But it came to pass in the morning when the wine! Ezek. xxiil, 81-33. Thou hast Rev. xix, 9, 17. And he saith unto was gone out of Nabal, and his wife walked in the way of thy sister; me, Write, Blessed are they which had told him these things, that his therefore will I give her cup into are called unto the marriageheart died within him, and he be

thine hand. Thus saith the Lord supper of the Lamb. And he saith came as a stone.

GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sis unto me, These are the true say.

ter's cup deep and large: thouings of God. And I saw an angel 2 Sam. xi,13. And when David had

shalt be laughed to scorn and had standing in the sun: and he cried called him, (Uriah] he did eat and

in derision; it containeth much. with a loud voice, saying to all the drink before him; and he made

I Thou shalt be filled with drunken- | fowls that fly in the midst of heahim drunk: and at even he went

ness and sorrow, with the cup of ven, Come and gather yourselves out to lie on his bed with the ser

astonishment and desolation, with together unto the supper of the vants of his lord, but went not

the cup of thy sister Samaria. great God. down to his house. 1 Kings XX, 12, 16. And it came

Obadiah 16. For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, 80 POSTURES AND CUSTOMS.

POSTURES to pass, when Ben-hadad heard

I shall all the heathen drink con Exod. xxxii, 6. . . . . The people this message, (as he was drinking.

tinually, yea, they shall drink, and sat down to eat and drink..... he and the kings in the pavilions) that he said unto his servants, Set

they shall swallow down, and
they shall be as though they had

Judges i, 7. And Adoni-bezek yourselves in array: and they set

said, Threescore and ten kings, not been. themselres in array against the

having their thumbs anl their city. And they went out at noon: Nahum iil, 11. Thou also shalt great toes cut off, gathered their but Ben-hadad was drinking him- be drunken: thou shalt be hid, meat under my table...... self drunk in the pavilions, he and thou also shalt seek strength be- ! Ruth ii. 14. And Boaz said unto the kings, the thirty and two cause of the enemy.

Ruth, At meal-time come thou kings that helped him.

hither, .... and dip thy morsel


1 Sam. Xx, 5. And David said SECTIONS


unto Jonathan, Behold, to-morrow Isa. II, 21, 22. Therefore bear | Ruth 11, 14. And Boaz said unto is the new-moon, and I should now this, thou afflicted, and drun-herAt' meal-time come thou not fail to sit with the king ken, but not with wine: This / hither and eat...

I meat..... 154

2 Kings xxi. 13. .... And I them a feast, and they did 'eat spend money for that which is not will wipe Jerusalem as a man and drink.

bread? and your labour for that wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turn11 Sam. ix, 22-24. And Samuel

which satisfleth not? hearken ing it upside down. took Saul and his servant, and

diligently unto me, and eat ye

that which is good, and let your Esther iii. 15. ..... And the brought them into the parlour.

soul delight itself in fatness. king and Haman sat down to and made them sit in the chiefest 15 drink: but the city Shushan was place among them that were John vi, 27. Labour not for the perplexed.

bidden,' which were about thirty meat which perisheth, but for

persons. And Samuel said unto that meat which endureth unto Cant. i. 12. While the King

the cook, Bring the portion which everlasting life, which the Son of sitteth at his table, my spikenard |

I gave thee, of which I said unto man shall give unto you: for him sendeth-forth the smell thereof. thee, Set it by thee. And the hath God the Father sealed. Amos vi. 7. Therefore now shall cook took up the shoulder, and

- Jude 12. These are spots in they go captive with the first that that which was upon it, and set

your feasts of charity, when they go captive, and the banquet of| and the hananet ofl it before Saul. And Samuel said.

feast with you, feeding themselves them that stretched themselves Rehold that which is left! set it

without fear. ..... shall be removed.

before thee, and eat: for unto this

time hath it been kept for thee Matth. ix, 10. And it came to since I said, I have invited the

INVITATIONS. pass. as Jesus sat at meat in the

people. So Saul did eat with 2 Sam, xiii, 6, 9, 10, 25-27. And house, behold, many publicans Samuel that day.

Jonadab said unto him, Lay thee and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

down on thy bed, and make thy1 Kings iil, 15. And Solomon

self sick; and when thy father awoke; and, behold, it was a Matth. xiv, 9. And the king was dream: and he came to Jerusalem,

cometh to see thee, say unto him, sorry: nevertheless for the oath's and stood before the ark of the

I pray thee, let my sister Tamar Bake, and them which sat with covenant of the LORD, and offered

come and give me meat, and him at meat, he commanded it to up burnt-offerings, and offered

dress the meat in my sight, that I be given her. peace-offerings, and made a feast

may see it, and eat it at her hand,

And she took & pan, and poured Matth. xv, 2. Why do thy dis- to all his servants.

them out before him: but he reciples transgress the tradition of 1 Kings viii, 65. 66. And at that fused to eat. And Amnon said, the elders? for they wash not their time Solomon held a feast, and Have out all men from me. And hands when they eat bread.

all Israel with him, a great con- they went out every man from Matth. xxiii, 25. Woe unto you,

gregation, from the entering in of him. And Amnon said unto. scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!

| Hamath unto the river of Egypt, | Tamar, Bring the meat into the for ye make clean the outside of

before the LORD our God, seven chamber, that I may eat of thine the cup and of the platter, but

days and seven days, even four- hand. And Tamar took the within they are full of extortion

teen days. On the eighth day he cakes which she had made, and and excess.

sent the people away: and they brought them into the chamber to

blessed the king, and went unto Amnon her brother. And the Matth. xxvi, 23. And he answer

their tents joyful and glad of king said to Absalom, Nay, my ed and said, He that dippeth his

heart for all the goodness that son, let us not all now go, lest we hand with me in the dish,

the LORD had done for David his be chargeable unto thee. And he same shall betray me.

servant, and for Israel his people. I pressed him: howbeit he would Mark vil, 3, 4. For the Phari

Job i. 13. And there was a day

not go, but blessed him. Then sees, and all the Jews, except when his sons and bis daughters

said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, they wash their hands oft, eat were eating and drinking wine in

let my brother Amnon go with not, holding the tradition of the their eldest brother's house.

us. And the king said unto him, elders. And when they come from

Why should he go with thee? the market, except they wash, Esther i. 3. 4. 9. In the third | But Absalom pressed him; that he they eat not. And many other year of his reign, he made & feast let Amnon and all the king's song

unto all his princes, and his ser

ces, and his ser- go with him. received to hold, as the washing vants; the power of Persia and

Esther y, 4-8. And Esther ansof cups, and pots, brasen vessels, Media, the nobles and princes of

wered, If it seem good unto the and of tables. the provinces, being before him:

king, let the king and Haman When he chewed the riches of Luke xvi, 22. ... The beggar his glorious kingdom, and the

come this day unto the banquet died, and was carried by the honour of his excellent majesty,

that I have prepared for him. angels into Abraham's bosom. many days, even an hundred and

Then the king said, Cause Haman fourscore days. Also Vashti the

to make haste, that he may do as John ii, 6. And there were set

Esther hath said. So the king there six water-pots of stone, queen made a feast for the women

and Haman came to the banquet in the royal house which belonged after the manner of the purifying |

that Esther had prepared. And of the Jews, containing two or to king Ahasuerus.

the king said unto Esther at the three firkins apiece.

Dan. v, 1. Belshazzar the king banquet of wine, What is thy John xiii. 23. 26. Now there was made a great feast to a thousand petition? and it shall be granted leaning on Jesus' bosom one of of his lords, and drank wine be thee: and what is thy request? his disciples, whom Jesus loved. | fore the thousand.

even to the half of the kingdom it Jesus answered, He it is to whom

shall be performed. Then answerI shall give a sop, when I have

ed Esther, and said, My petition dipped it. And when he had dip

Isa. xxv, 6. And in this moun

and my request is; If I have tain shall the LORD of hosts make ped the sop, he gave it to Judas

found favour in the sight of the Iscariot, the son of Símon. unto all people a feast of fat

king, and if it please the king to things, a feast of wines on the

grant my petition, and to perform lees; of fat things full of marrow,

my request, let the king and GREAT FEASTS. of wines on the lees well refined.

Haman come to the banquet that Gen. XXVI, 80. And he made Isa, ly, 2. Wherefore do yo I shall prepare for them, and I

will do to-morrow as the king | DRESS.

ALSO PURPLE ONES, hath said.

'ORIGIN AND NEED OF | THE SYMBOL OF ROYALTY. Esther vi, 14. And while they


WITH SUCH A BOBE JESUS WAS were yet talking with him, came Gen. ili, 7, 21. And the eyes of

MOCKED. the king's chamberlains, and bast

them both were opened, and they Matth. xxvil, 28. And they ed to bring Haman unto the ban

knew that they were naked; and stripped him, and put on bim a quet that Esther had prepared.

they sewed fig leaves together, scarlet robe. Esther vil 1.2. So the king and and made themselves aprons. John xix. 6. Then came Jesus Haman came to banquet with Unto Adam also, and to his wife,

forth, wearing the crown of Esther the queen.....

did the LORD God make coats of thorns, and the purple robe. And skins, and clothed them.

Pilate saith unto them, Behold the

Job 1, 21. And said, Naked came mant SPIRIT IN WHICH SUCH

I out of my mother's womb, and INVITATIONS SHOULD BE naked shall I return thither the OF VARIOUS COLOURS. OBEYED.

LORD gave, and the LORD path Gen. xxxvii, 3. Now Israel loved

taken away; blessed be the name Joseph more than all his children, Job 1, 5. And it was so, when

of the LOBD. the days of their feasting were

because he was the son of his old gone about, that Job sent and

Eccles. v, 15. As he came forth age: and he made him a coat of sanctified them, and rose up early

of his mother's womb, naked shall many colours. in the morning and offered burnt, he return to go as he came, and Judges v. 30. .... To Sisera A offerings according to the number

shall take nothing of his labour, prey of divers colours, a prey of of them all: for Job said, It may

which he may carry away in his divers colours of needle-work, of be that my sons have sinned, and hand.

divers colours of needle-work on cursed God in their hearts. Thus Nahum iii. 6. Behold. I am both sides, meet for the necks did Job continually.

against thee, saith the LORD of of them that take the spoil?

hosts; and I will discover thyl 2 Sam. xiii, 18. And she had a Prov. xxii, 1, 3, 6, 8. When

skirts upon thy face, and I will garment of divers colours upon thou sittest to eat with a ruler,

shew the nations thy nakedness, her; for with such robes were the consider diligently what is before thee. Be not desirous of his and the kingdoms thy shame. king's daughters that were virgins

apparelled. Then his servant dainties; for they are deceitful meat. Eat thou not the bread of

brought her out, and bolted the WHITE ROBES MUCH

door after her. him that hath an evil eye, neither

DESIRED. desire thou his dainty meats. The morsel which thou hast eaten

Esther viii, 15. And Mordecai BLACK, TOKEN OF MOURNBhalt thou vomit up, and lose thy went out from the presence of the

ING. sweet words. king in royal apparel of blue and

Isa. 1. 3. I clothe the heavens white, and with a great crown of Jer. xvi. 8. Thou shalt not also gold, and with a garment of fine

| with blackness, and I make sackgo into the house of feasting, to linen and purple: and the city of

cloth their covering. sit with them to eat and to drink. | Shusban rejoiced and was glad.

Rev. vi, 12. And I beheld when

he had opened the sixth seal, and, Luke xlv, 7-10, 12-14. And he

lo, there was a great earthquake; put forth & parable to those be always white; and let thy head

and the sun became black as which were bidden, when he lack no ointment.

sackcloth of hair, and the moon marked how they chose out the

became as blood. chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man I AND A SYMBOL OF GLORY. to a wedding, sit not down in the Matt. xvii, 2. And was trans MATERIALS highest room, lest a more honour- | figured before them: and his face wOOL, FLAX. AND SILK. able man than thou be bidden of did shine as the sun, and his ral

Lev. xiii, 47. 48. The garment him; And he that bade thee and ment was white as the light.

also that the plague of leprosy is him come and say to thee, Give Penn 46. Thon bast a few in, whether it be a woollen garthis man place; and thou begin

names even in Sardis which have ment or a linen garment: Whether with shame to take the lowest

not defiled their garments; and it be in the warp or woof, of linen, room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest

they shall walk with me in white: or of woollen; whether in a skin,

for they are worthy. He that or in any thing made of skin. 10om; that when he that bade

overcometh, the same shall be tree cometh, he may say unto

Lev. xix, 19. .... Neither shall clothed in white raiment; and Ila garinent minglod of linen and thee, Friend, go up higher; then

will not blot out his naine out of woollen come upon thee. shalt thou have worship in the

the book of life, but I will conpresence of them that sit at meat

1 Kings X, 28. And Solomon had fess his name before my Father, with thee. Then said he also to

horses brought out of Egypt, and and before his angels. him that bade him, When thou

linen yaru: the king's merchants makest a dinner or å supper, call Rev. vii, 9. 13. After this I be- received the linen yarn at a price, not thy friends, nor thy brethren, held, and, lo, a great multitude,

Prov. xxxi, 13. 22. She seeketh neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich which no man could number, of

wool, and flax, and worketh willneighbours; lest they also bid thee all nations, and kindreds, and

ingly with her hands. She makagain, and a recompence be made people, and tongues, stood before

eth herself coverings of tapestry; thee. But when thou makest a the throne, and before the Lamb,

her clothing is silk and purple. feast, call the poor, the maimed, clothed with white robes, and the lame, the blind: And thou | palms in their hands: And one of Ezek. xvi, 10, 13. I clothed thee shalt be blessed; for they cannot the elders answered, saying unto I also with broidered work, and recompense thee: for thou shalt bo me. What are these which are shod thee with badgers' skin, and recompensed at the resurrection arrayed in white robes? and I girded thee about with fine of the just. | whence came they?

linen, and I covered thee with

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