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dwell in Ashdod; and I will cut Neh. iv, 2. And he spake before gifts. And the LORD preserved off the pride of the Philistines. his brethren, and the army of David whithersoever he went.

Samaria, and said, What do these 2 Sam. XV. 8. For thy servant PHENICE.

feeble Jews? will they fortify vowed a yow while I abode at

themselves? will they sacrifice? Gesliur in Syria, saying. If the Acts xi, 19. Now they which

will they make an end in 8 day? LORD shall bring me again indeed were scattered abroad, upon the

10 will they revive the stones out of I to Jerusalem, then I will servo persecution that arose about Ste

the heaps of tho rabbish which the Lord. phen, travelled as far as Phenice.

are burnt? and Cyprus, and Antioch, preach

1 Kings xi, 25. And he was an in the word to none but unto 18a. viil. 4. For before the child adversary to Israel all the days of the Jews only.

shall have knowledge to cry. My Solomon, besides the mischief that father and my mother, the riches

Hadad did: and he abhorred IsActs xv, 3. And being brought on their way by the church, they

of Damascus, and the spoil of Sa- rael, and reigned over Syria.

maria, shall be taken away before passed through Phenice and Sa

2 Kings v, 20. But Gehazi, tho maria, declaring the conversion of the king of Assyria.

| servant of Elisha, the man of God, the Gentiles; and they cansed Matth. x, 5. These twelve Jesus said, Behold, my master hath great joy unto all the brethren, sent forth, and commanded them. spared Naaman this Syrian, in net

saying, Go not into the way of the receiving at his hands that which Acts xxi, 2. And finding a ship Gentiles, and into any city of the

he brought: but, as the LORD sniling over unto Phenicia, we Samaritans enter ye not.

liveth, I will run after him, and went aboard, and set forth.

take somewhat of him.

Luke xvii, 11. And it came to Acts xxvil, 12, And because the pass, as he went to Jerusalem,

2 Kings vi, 23. And he prepared haven was not commodious to!

that he passed through the midst great provision for them; and winter in, the more part advised of Samaria and Galllee.

when they had eateu and drunk, to depart thence also, if by any

he sent them away, and they went means they might attain to Phen- John iv, 9, 89. Then saith the

to their master. So the bands of ice and there to winter, which is woman of Samaria unto him, How Syria came no more into the land an haven of Crete, and lleth to- is it that thou, being a Jew, askest of Israel. ward the south-west and north- drink of me, which am a woman

of Samaria? (for the Jews have no west,

2 Kings xiii, 8, 19. And the anger

of the LORD was kindled against dealings with the Samaritans.)

Israel; and he delivered them into
PHRYGIA.
And many of the Samaritans of

the hand of Hazael king of Syria, Acte viil. 23. And after he had | that city believed on him for the

and into the hand of Ben-hadad spent some time there, ho depart saying of tlie woman, which testi

the son of Hazael all their days. ed, and went over all the country fied, He told me all that ever I

And the man of God was wroth of Galatia and Phrygia in order, did.

with him, and said, Thou shouldest strengthening all the disciples,

John viil, 48. Then answered have smitten five or six times, then

the Jews, and said unto him, Say hadst thou smitten Syria till thou SAMARIA.

we not well that thou art & Sa- hadst consumed it; whereas now maritan, and hast a devil?

thou shalt smite Syria but thrice, MIDDLE PROVINCE OF PALESTINE.

Acts viii, 1, 5, 14. And Saul was 1 Kings xiii, 32. For the saying

Ezra iv, 7. And in the days of which he cried by the word of the consenting unto his death. And

Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, Mith

redath, Tabeel, and the rest of at that time there was a great perLord against the altar in Bethel, and against all the houses of the

secution against the church which their companions, unto Artaxhigh places which are in the cities was at Jerusalem: and they were

| erxes king of Persia; and the

writing of the letter was written all scattered abroad throughout of Samaria, shall surely come to the regions of Judea and Samaria,

in the Syrian tongue, and interpass.

except the apostles. Then Phlip preted in the Syrian tongue. 1 Kings xx, 10. And Ben-hadad

went down to the city of Samaria, sent unto him, and said, The gods

Isa. ix, 12. The Syrians before, and preached Christ unto them, and the Philistines behind; and do so unto me, and more also, if

Now, when tho apostles which the dust of Samaria shall sutlice

they shall devour Israel with open were at Jerusalem heard that mouth. For all this his anger is lor liandfuls for all the people that Samaria had received the word of not turned away, but his hand 18 follow me.

God, they sent unto them Peter stretched out still. 2 Kings vi, 20. And it came to and John

Hosea xil, 12. And Jacob ded pass, when they were come into

into the country of Syria; and Samarla, that Elisha said, LORD,

SYRIA,

Israel served for a wife, and for a open the eyes of these men, that

wife he kept sheep. they may see. And the LORD Deut. xxvi, 5. And thou shalt opened their eyes, and they saw; speak and say before the LORD

Amos 1, 6. I will break algo tho and, behold, they werc in tho tliy God, A Syrian ready to perish

bar of Damascus, and cut off the

inhabitant from the plain of Aven, midst of Samaria. was my father, and he went down

and him that holdeth the sceptro 2 Kings xviii, 31. Where are into Egypt, and sojourned there

from the house of Eden: and tho the gods of Hamath, and of Ar with a few, and became there

people of Syria shall go into cap. pad? where are the gods of Sephar- a tation, great, migaty, and pop- I tivity unto Kir, saith the LORD. vaim, Hena, and Ivalı? have they ulous. delivered Samaria out of mine

Datth. iv, 24. And his (Jesus) hand?

. VIII, 5, 6. And when the same went throughout all Syria. . .

Syrians of Damascus came to sucEzra iv. 10. And the rest of the cour Hadadezer king of Zobah,

Luke il, 2. (And this taxing was gations whom the great and noblo David slew of the Syrians two and

first made when Cyrenius was Asnapper brought over, and set twenty thousand men. Then

| governor of Syria.) in the critics of Samaria, and the David put garrisons in Syria of Acts xv, 23, 41. And they wroto rest that are on this side the river, Damascus; and the Syrians became letters by them after this manadat such a time.

servants to David, and brought ner; The apostles, aud elders, and brethren, send greeting into the , Ananlas. And he said, Behold, I am | far, their silver and their cold brethren which are of the Gen- here, LORD. But Barnabas took with them, unto the name of the tiles in Antioch, and Syria, and him, and brought him to the LORD thy God, and to the lloly Cilicia. And he went through apostles, and declared unto them One of Israel, because he hath Syria and Cilicia, confirming the how he had seen the Lord in the glorified thee. churches, way, and that he had spoken to

Jer, x, 9. Silver Spread into Acts xviii. 18. And Paul after him, and how he had preached

plates is brought from Tarshish this tarried there yet a good boldly at Damascus in the name

and gold from Uplaz. the work of while, and then took his leave of of Jesus.

the workman, and of the hands of the brethren, and sailed thence 1 2 Cor. xi, 32. In Damascus the the founder: blue and purple is into Syria, and with him Priscilla governor under Aretas the king their clothing: they are all the and Aquila; having shorn his head kept the city of the Damascenes work of cunning men. in Cenchrea: for ho had a vow.

Ezek. xxvii, 12, 25. Tarshish Acts xxi, 3. Now, when we had hend me.

was thy merchant by reason of the discovered Cyprus, we left it on

multitude of all kind of riches; the left hand, and sailed unto

PROPHECIES ABOUT IT.

with silver, iron, tin, and lead, Syria. ....

Isa. x, 9. Is not Calno as Car- they traded in thy 'fairs. The chemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? ships of Tarshish did sing of theo

18 not Samaria as Damascus? in thy market; and thou wast reCHIEF CITY, DAMASCUS.

Isa. xvit. 3. The fortress also I plenished, and made very glorious • Gen. xv. 2. And Abram said, shall cease from Ephraim, and the

in the inidst of the seas. Lord God. what wilt thou give kingdom from Damascus, and the Ezek. Xxxviii, 13. Sheba, and me, seeing I go childless, and the remnant of Syria; they shall be as Dedan, and the merchants of steward of my house is this Eliezer the glory of the children of Israel, Tarshish, with all the young lions of Damascus? saith the LORD of hosts.

thereof, shall say unto thee, Art 2 Sam. viii, 6. Then David put Jer. xlix. 23. 24. Concerning! thou come to take a spoil? hast garrisons in Syria of Damascus: Damascus. Hamath is confounded,

thou gathered thy company to and the Syrians became servants and Arpad; for they have heard take a prey? to carry away silver to David, and brought gifts. And evil tidings they are faint-hearted: and gold, to take away cattle and the LORD preserved David whi-l there is sorrow on the s

there is sorrow on the sea; it can- goods, to take a great poil? thersoever he went.

not be quiet. Damascus is waxed Jonah i, 3. But Jonah rose up

feeble, and turneth herself to flee, to flee unto Tarshish from the men unto him, and became cap and fear hath seized ou her: an- presence of the LORD, and went tain over a band, when David slew guish and sorrows have taken her, | down to Joppa; and he found a them of Zoban: and they went to as a woman in travail.

ship going to Tarshish: so he paid Damascus, and dwelt therein, and Amos i. 3. 5. Thus saith the the fare thereof, and went reigned in Damascus.

LORD; For three transgressions of down into it, to go with them un2 Kings viii, 7. And Elisha came Damascus, and for four, I will not to Tarshish from the presence of to Damascus; and Ben-hadad the turn away the punishment there- the LORD. king of Syria was sick: and it was of; because they have threshed Jonah iv, 2. And he prayed unLold him, saying, The man of God

Gilead with threshing instruments to the LORD, and said, I pray thee, is come hither.

of iron. I will break also the bar o LORD, was not this my saying 2 Kings xvi, 10-12. And king

of Damascus, and cut off the inha- when I was yet in my country ? Ahaz went to Damascus to meet

bitant from the plain of Aven, and therefore I fled before unto TarTiglath-pileser king of Assyria,

him that holdeth the sceptre from shish. .... and saw an altar that was at

the house of Eden: and the people Damascus: and king Ahaz sent of Syria shall go into captivity

TYRE, to Urijah the priest the fashion of unto Kir, saith the LORD.

TIE OLD MART OY NATIONS, AND the altar, and the pattern of it, Amos v, 27. Therefore will I

ITS PREDICTED OVERTHROW, according to all the workmanship cause you to go into captivity be

2 Sam. xxiv, 7. And thoy came to thereof. And Urijah the priest | yond Damascus, saith the LORD,

the strong bold of Tyre, and to all built an altar according to all that whose name is The God of hosts. kiug Ahaz had sent from Damas.

the cities of the livites, and of the cus: so Urijalı the priest made it

TARSHISH,

Canaanites: and they went out to against king Ahaz came from

the south of Judah, even to Beer

NOTED FOR ITS SILIPPING. Damascus. And when the king

sheba.

Gen. x, 4. And the sons of was come from Damascus, the

1 Kings vil, 13, 14. And king Javan; Elishah, and Tarshis! king saw the altar; and the king Ki

Solomon sent and fetched Hiram Kittim, and Dodanim. approached to the altar, and offer

out of Tyre. He was a widow's

Ps. Ixxii, 10. The kings of Tared thereon.

son of the tribe of Naphtali, and shish and of the isles shall bring Isa, vii, 8. For the head of Syria

his father was a man of Tyre, a | presents: the kings of Sheba and is Damascus, and the head of

worker in brass..... Seba shall offer gifts. Damascus is Rezin; and within

Ezra iii, 7. They gave money also threescore and five years shall

Isa. ii, 16. And upon all the unto the masons, and to the carEphraim be broken, that it be not ships of Tarshish, and upon all

penters, and meat, and drink, and a people. pleasant pictures.

oil, unto them of Zidon, and to Aets ix, 2, 10, 27. And desired of

Isa. xxiii, 1. The burden of them of Tyre, to bring cedarhim letters to Damascus to the

Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; trees from Lebanon to the sea of synagogues, that if he found any

for it is laid waste, so that there Joppa, according to the grant of this way, whether they were

is no house, no entering in: from that they had of Cyrus king of men or women, he might bring

the land of Chittim it is revealed Persia. them bound unto Jerusalem. And to them.

Ps. xlv, 12. And the daughter of there was a certain disciple at Isa. Ix, 9. Surely the isles shall | Tyre shall be there with a gift; Damascus, namel Ananias; and wait for me, and the ships of Tar-leren the rich among the peoplo ohim said the Lord in a vision, shish first, to bring thy sons from I shall entreat thy favour.

nd within

Isa. 1 Tarshish,

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Isa. xxill, 5, 8, 15, 17. As at the place: but Ephraim shall bring and Zidon every helper that rereport concerning Egypt, so shall forth his children to the murderer. maineth; for the LORD will spoil they be sorely pained at the re- Amos i. 9. 10. Thus saith the the Philistines, the remndant of the port of Tyre. Who hath taken Lord, for three transgressions of country of Capntor. this counsel against Tyre the

Tyrus, and for four, I will not crowning city, whose merchants turn away the punishment thereof;

| Ezek. xxviii, 21, 22. Son of man, are princes, whose traffickers are because they delivered up the

set thy face against Zidon, and the honourable of the earth? And whole captivity to Edom, and !

od prophesy against it. And say, 1t shall come to pass in that day, remembered not the brotherly

thus saith the Lord God; Behold, that Tyre shall be forgotten covenant: But I will send a fire

I am against thee, O Zidon; and I seventy years, according to the on the wall of Tyrus, which shall

will be glorified in the midst of days of one king: after the end of devour the palaces thereof.

thee: and they shall know that I so venty years shall Tyre sing as

am tho LORD, when I shall have an harlot. And it shall come to

Zech. ix. 2. 3. And Hamath also l executed judgments in her, and pass, after the end of seventy shall border thereby; Tyrus, and shall be sanctified in her. years, that the LORD will visit Zidon, though it be very wise. Tyre, and she shall turn to her And Tyrus did build herself a

strong hold, and heaped up silver hire, and shall commit fornication

DESTINY OF THE EARTH. with all the kingdoms of the as the dust, and fine gold as the 1 2 Peter iii, 1-13. This second world upon the face of the earth. mire of the streets.

epistle, beloved, I now write unto Jer. xxv, 22. And all the kings Matth. 21. Woe unto thee. you; in both which I stir up your of Tyrus, and all the kings of Chorazin! woe unto thee, Beth

pure minds by way of remem Zidon, and the kings of the isles saida! for if the mighty works,

brance: That ye may be mindful which are beyond the sea. which were done in you, had been

of the words which were spoken

before by the holy prophets, and done in Tyre and Sidon, they Jer. xxvii, 3. And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king would have repented long ago in

of the commandment of us the sackcloth and ashes.

apostles of the Lord and Saviour: of Moab, and to the king of the

Knowing this first, that there Ammonites, and to the king of | Acts xii. 20. And IIerod was I shall come in the last days scoffers, Tyrus.....

highly displeased with them of walking after their own lasts, Ezek. xxvi. 2. 3. Son of man, I Tyre and Sidon: but they came | And saying. Where is the promise because that Tyrus hath said with one accord to him, and, hav- l of his coming? for since the fathers against Jerusalem, Aha, she is ing made Blastus the king's cham- fell asleep, all things continue as broken that was the gates of the berlain their friend, desired peace; they were from the beginning of people; she is turned unto me: I because their country was nour the creation. For this they willsball bo replenished, now she is ished by the king's country. ingly are ignorant of, that by tho laid waste: Therefore thus saith

word of God the heavens were of the Lord God, Behold, I am

ZIDON.

old, and the earth standing out of against thee, 0 Tyrus, and will

the water, and in the water: causo many nations to come up

Gen. xlix. 13. Zebulun shall

Whereby the world that then was, against thee, as the sea causeth dwell at the haven of the sea; aud

being overflowed with water. his waves to come up. ho shall be for an haven of ships:

perished: But the heavens and and his border shall be unto Ezek. xxvii, 2, 32. Now, thou son

the earth which are now, by the Zidon. of man, take up a lamentation for

same word are kept in store, reTyrus. And in their wailing they

Joshua xi, 8. And the LORD de- served unto fire against the day lomantotic

livered them into the hand of of judgment and perdition of unthee, and lament over thee, say. Israel, who smote them, and godly men. But, beloved, be not in what we like Turns like I chased them unto great Zidon, ignorant of this one thing, that one the destroyed in the midst of the and unto Misrephoth-maim, and day is with the Lord as a thousand sea?

unto the valley of Mizpeh east- years, and a thousand years as Ezek. xxviii, 2, 12. Son of man,

ward; and they smote them, until one day. The Lord is not slack say unto the prince of Tyrus,

they left them none remaining. concerning his promise, as some Thus faith the Lord God, Because

1 Kinas xvii. 9. Arise. get thee men count slackness; but is longthine heart is lifted up, and thou to Zarephath, which belongeth to suffering to us-ward, not willing

that any should perish, but that hast said. I am a god. I sit in the Zidon, and dwell there: behold. I

all should come to repentance, seat of God, in the midst of the I have commanded a widow woman

But the day of the Lord will como seas; yet thou art a man, and not there to sustain thee. God, though thou set thine heart

as & thief in the night; in the

Isa. xxill, 2, 4, 12. Be stii, yel which the heavens shall pass as the heart of God: Son of man, inhabitants of the isle; thou whom I away with a great noise, and the Take up a lamentation upon the the merchants of Zidon, that pass

elements shall melt with fervent king of Tyrus, and say unto him, over the sea, have replenished.

heat, the earth also, and the works Thus saith the Lord God, Thou

Be thou ashamed, 0 Zidon; for the goalest up the sum, full of wisdom,

that are therein, shall be burnt sea hath spoken, even the strength

up. Seeing then that all these and perfect in beauty. of the sea, saying, I travail not,

things shall be dissolved, what Ezek. xxix. 18. Son of man, nor bring forth children, neither manner of persons ought ye to be Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon do I nourish up young men, nor

in all holy conversation and god. caused his army to serve a great bring up virgins. And he said,

liness; Looking for and basting service against Tyrus: every head

shalt no more rejoice, O thou unto the coming of the day of was made bald, and every shoul-oppressed virgin, daughter of God, wherein the heavens, being der uas peeled; yet had he no Zidon; arise, pass ovor to Chittim;

on fire, shall be dissolved, and the wages, nor liis army, for Tyrus, / thero also shalt thou havo no elements shall melt with fervent for the service that he had served rest.

heat? Nevertheless we, according against it.

Jer. xlvii, 4. Because of the day to his promise, look for new Hosea ix, 13. Ephraim, as I saw that cometh to spoil all the Philis-heavens and a new earth, wherein Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant tines, and to cut off from Tyrus | dwelleth righteousness.

thine heart am a god, I sist of the there to sustam

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FAMILY.

bring foren truitful, and multidh. Israel, hastond of hosts, Godkorl thou blessest, one for ever: for

1. THE FAMILY, I let thy name be magnified for 1 goodness unto thy servant: Now

ever, saying, The LORD of hosts therefore let it please thee to bless A DIVINE INSTITUTION. Level:

is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant, that it Gen. 1x, 1, 7. And God blessed the house of thy servant David may be before thee for ever: for

be established before thee. For thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall them, Be fruitful, and multiply, thou, O LORD of hosts, God of be blessed for ever. and replenish the earth. And Israel, hast revealed to thy ser

vant, saying, I will build thee an bring forth abundantly in the house: therefore hath thy servant

ESPECIALLY ON BEHALF earth, and multiply therein. found in his heart to pray this

OF CHILDREN. Job v, 24, 25. And thou shalt prayer unto thee. And now, O Gen. xvii, 18. And Abraham know that thy tabernacle shall be Lord God, thou art that God, and said unto God, Othat Ishmael in peace; and thou shalt visit thy thy words be true, and thou hast might live before thee! habitation, and shall not sin. promised this goodness unto thy

Gen. xxvili, 3, 4. And God AlThou shalt know also that thy servant: Therefore now let it I mightv

16 mighty bless thee, and make thee seed shall be great, and thine ofr. please thee to bless the house of fruitfnt and spring as the grass of the earth. thy servant, that it may continue

uy continue thou mayest be a multitude of

for ever before thee: for thou, O Ps. cxviii, 15. The voice of re

people: And give thee the bless. Lord GOD, hast spoken it; and joicing and salvation is in the

ing of Abraham, to thee, and to with thy blessing let the house of tabernacles of the righteous: the

thy seed with thee; that thou thy servant be blessod for ever. right hand of the LORD doeth

| mayest inherit the land wherein valiantly.

1 Kings viii, 25, 26. Therefore thou art a stranger, which God

now, LORD God of Israel, keep gave unto Abraham. P3. cxxvill. 3, 4. Thy wife shall

with thy servant David my father be as a fruitful vine by the sides

Gen. xxxii, 9-11. And Jacob that thou promisedst him, saying. I do of thine house: thy children like

said, O God of my father Abraham, There shall not fail thee a man in olive-plants round about thy table.

and God of my father Isaac, the my sight to sit on the throne of Behold, that thus shall the man

LORD which saidst unto ine, Re| Israel; so that thy children take turn on be blessed that feareth the LORD.

en take turn unto thy country, and to thy

need to their way, that they walk | kindred, and I will deal well with Pirou. 10. 33. The curso of the before me, as thou hast Walked thee: I am not worthy of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: before me. And now, O God of les

me. And now, O God of least of all the mercies, and of all but he blesseth the habitation of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee,

| the truth, which thou hast shewed the just. be verified, which thou spakest

unto thy servant; for with my Mal. ii, 15. And did not he unto thy servant David my

staff I passed over this Jordan, make one? Yet had he the refather.

and now I am become two bands. sidue of the Spirit. And where- 1 Chron. xvii, 17-19, 23-27. And | Deliver me, I pray thee, from the foro one? That he migut seek a vet this was a small thing in thine hand of my brother. from the codly seed. Therefore take heed | eyes, O God; for thou hast also hand of Esau: for I fear him. lest to your spirit, and let none deal spoken of thy servant's house for & he will come and smite me, and treacherously against the wife of great while to come, and hast re- the mother with the children. his youth.

garded me according to the estate 2 Sam. xii. 16. David therefore of a man of high degree, O LORD besought God for the child; and

God. What can David Speak David fasted. and went in, and PRAYERS ON BEHALF OF

more to thee for the honour of lay all night upon the earth. FAMILY.

thy servant? for thou knowest thy 2 San. vii, 19-21, 25-29. Then servant. O LORD, for thy servant's

1 Chron. xxii, 12. Only the went king David in, and sat before sake, and according to thine own

LORD give thee wisdom and unthe LORD, and he said, who am I, heart, bast thou done all this

derstanding, and give thee charge O Lord God? and what is my greatness, in making known all

concerning Israel, that thou mayhouse, that thou hast brought me these great things. Therefore

est keep the law of the LORD thy litherto? And this was yet a now, LORD, let the thing that thou

God. $!ll thing in thy sight, O Lord hast spoken concerning thy ser- 1 Chron. xxlx, 19. And give unGos; but thou hast spoken also of vant, and concerning his house. I to Solomon my son a perfect thy servant's house for a great be established for ever. and do as I heart, to keep thy commandments, while to come: and is this the thou hast said, Let it even be thy testimonies, and thy statntes, manner of man, O Lord God? And | established, that thy name may

and to do all these things, and to what can David say more unto be magnified for ever, saying, The

build the palace, for the which I thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, have made provision. thy servant. For thy word's sake, eren a God to Israel: and let the Job i, 5. And it was so, when and according to thine own heart, house of David thy servant be the days of their feasting were hast thou done all these great established before thee. For l gone about, that Job sent and things, to make thy servant know thou, O my God, hast told thy sanctified them his children and thern, And now, () LORD God, the servant that thou wilt build him rose up early in the morning, and word that thou hast spoken con an house: therefore thy servant offered burnt offerings according cerning thy servant, and concern- bath found in his heart to pray be- l to the number of them all: for Job ing his bouse, establish it for ever, fore thee. And now, LORD, thou said, It may be that my sons and do as thou hast said. And art God, and hast promised this I have sinned, and cursed God in

their hearts. Thus did Job con- | the fifth, Ammiel the sixth, Issa- but one lot and one portion to intinually. char the seventh, Peulthai the herit, seeing I am a great people,

forasmuch as the LORD hath blessPs. xc. 16. Let thy work appear | eighth; for God blessed him.

ed me hitherto? And Joshua unto thy servants, and thy glory Ps. cxxvii, 3. Lo, children are

spake unto the house of Joseph, unto their children. an heritage of the LORD: and the

even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, fruit of the womb is his reward.

saying, Thou art a great people, II, CHILDREN.

and hast great power; thou shalt THE GIFT OF GOD, AND | USUALLY ESTEEMEDA

not have one lot only. SOMETIMES ASKED FROM

SPECIAL BLESSING.

Ruth iv, 14. And the women said
HIM.
Gen. vi, 1. And it came to pass,

unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD,

which hath not left thee this day Gen, xxx, 17. And God heark- / when men began to multiply on ened unto Leah, and she conceiv the face of the earth, and daugh

without a kinsman, that his name

may be famous in Israel. ed, and bare Jacob the fifth son. ters were born unto them. Ge:2. xvil. 16. 20. And I will

1 Sam, xx, 14, 15. And thou shalt Gen. xxxiil, 5. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and bless her, and give thee a son also

not only, while yet I live, shew the children, and said, Who are of her: yea, I will bless her, and

me the kindness of the LORD, that those with thee? And he said she shall be a mother of nations:

I die not: But also thon shalt not kings of people shall be of her. I

cut off thy kindness from my The children which God hath |

And as for Ishmael, I have heard graciously given thy servant.

house for ever: no, not when the thee; behold, I have blessed him,

LORD hath cut off the enemies of Gen, xlviii, 8, 9. And Israel beand will make him fruitful, and

David every one from the face of held Joseph's sons, and said, Who will multiply him exceedingly;

the earth. are these? And Joseph said unto his father. They are my sons,

twelve princes shall he beget; and 2 Kings iv, 14-16. And he said,

I will make him a great nation. whom God hath given me in this

What then is to be done for her? place. And he said, Bring them,

And Gehazi answered, Verily she Gen. xviii, 10, 14. And he said,

hath no child, and her husband is I will certainly return into thee I pray thee, unto me, and I will according to the time of life; and,

old. And he said, Call her. And bless them.

when he had called her, she stood 1 Sam. 1, 9-11, 25-28. So Hannah

lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a rose up after they had eaten in son, And Sarah heard it in the

in the door. And he said. About

this season, according to the time Shiloh, and after they had drunk: tent-door, which was behind him.

of life, thou shalt embrace a son. Is any thing too hard for the (now Eli the priest sat upon a

LORD? At the time appointed I seat by a post of tho temple of

And she said, lay, my lord, thor will return unto thee, according the LORD:) And she was in bitter

man of God, do not lie unto thine to the time of life, and Sarah shall ness of soul, and prayed unto the

handmaid. LORD, and wept sore. And she have a son.

1 Chron.lv, 38. These mentioned vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of Gen. xxi, 10, 13. 18. Wherefore by their names were princes in hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on she said unto Abraham, Cast out

their families; and the house of the afliction of thine handmaid. I this bond-woman and her son: for their fathers increased greatly. and remember me, and not forget | the son of this bond-woman shall

| P3. xlv, 16, 17. Instead of thy thine handmaid, but wilt give not be heir with my son, even with

| fathers shall be thy children, unto thine handmaid a man-child, Isaac. And also of the son of the

whom thou mayest make princes then I will give him unto the bond-woman will I make a nation, I in allt

in all the earth. I will make thy LORD all the days of his life, and because he is thy seed. Arise. I

name to be remembered in all there shall no razor come upon lift up the lad, and hold him in

generations; therefore shall the his head. And they slew a bull-thine hand; for I will make bim a

people praise thee for ever and ock, and brought the child to Eli. great nation.

ever. And she said, Ol my lord! as thy

| Gen. 1, 23. And Joseph Saw soul liveth, my lord, I am the

Ps. cli, 29. The children of thy Ephraim's children of the third woman that stood by thee here

servants shall continue, and their generation: the children also of seed shall be established before praying unto the LORD. For this

Macbir, the son of Manasseh, were thee. child I prayed; and the LORD hath

brought up upon Joseph's knees, given me my petition which I

Ps. cvii, 38. He blesseth them asked of him: Therefore also I Lev. xxvi, 9. For I will have also, so that they are multiplied have lent him to the LORD; as long respect unto you, and make you greatly, and suffereth not their as he liveth he shall be lent to fruitful, and multiply you, and cattle to decrease. the LORD. And he worshipped establish my covenant with you. I the Lord there.

Ps. cxv, 14, 15. The LORD shall Deut. vil, 12-14. Wherefore it increase you more and more, you 1 Sam. ii, 20, 21. And Eli blessed shall come to pass, if ye hearken and your children. Ye are blessed Elkanah an l his wife, and said, to these judgments, and keep, and of the LORD, which made heaven The LORD give thee seed of this do them, that the LORD thy God and earth. woman, for the loan which is shall keep unto thee the covenant

Ps. cxxviii, 6. Yea, thou shalt lent to the Lord. Aud they went and the mercy which he sware

see thy children's children, and into their own home. And the unto thy fathers. And he will

peace upon Israel Lord visited Ilannah, so that she love thee, and bless thee, and conceived. and bare three song multiply thee; he will also bless

Prov, xiv, 28. In the multitude

of people is the king's honour: and two daughters. And the the fruit of thy womb... child Samuel grew before the Thou shalt be blessed above all

but in the want of people is the people: there shall not be male LORD.

destruction of the prince. 1 Chron. xxvi, 4, 5. Moreover,

c female barren among you, or Isa. xxvi, 15. Thou hast increas. the sons of Obed-edoin were She among your cattle.

ed the nation; O LORD, thou hast maiah the first-born, Jehozabad Josh. xvii, 14, 17. And the chil. ) increased the nation: thou art the second, Joah the third, and dren of Joseph spake unto Joshua, glorified; thou hadst removed it Cacar the fourth, and Nethaneel I saying, Why hast thou given méfar unto all the ends of the earth.

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