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Isa. xlviil, 19. Thy seed also hold, thou art with child, and me as the clay; and will thon had been as the sand, and the shall bear a son, and shalt call his bring me into dust again? Hast offspring of thy bowels like the name Ishmael; because the LORD thou not poured me out as milli, gravel thereof; his name should hath heard thy affliction. And he and curdled me like cheese? Thou not have been cut off nor destroy- will be a wild man; his hand will hast clothed me with skin and ed from before me.

be against every man, and every flesh, and hast fenced me with Jer. xxxv, 18, 19. And Jeremiah man's hand against him: and he bones and sinews. said unto the house of the Recha- shall dwell in the presence of all

Job xv, 35. They conceive misbites, Thus saith the Lord of his brethren.

chief, and bring forth vanity, and hosts, the God of Israel, Because Exod. xxi, 22. If men strive, and their belly prepareth deceit. ye have obeyed the commandment hurt a woman with child, so that Ps. vii, 14. Behold, he travaileth of Jonadab yonr father, and kept her fruit depart from her, and yet with iniquity, and hath conceived all his precepts, and done accord- no mischief follow: ho shall be mischief, and brought forth falseing unto all that he hath com- surely punished, according as the bood. manded you; Therefore thus saith woman's husband will lay upon the Lord of hosts, the God of him; and he shall pay as the that took me out of the womb;

P3. xxil, 9, 10. But thou art he Israel, Jonadab the son of Rechab judges determine.

thou didst make me hope when I shall not want a man to stand be

Ruth iv, 13. So Bonz took Ruth, was upon my mother's breasts. I fore me for ever.

and she was his wife: and when was cast upon thee from the Luke i, 13. But the angel said he went in unto her, the LORD womb; thou art my God from my unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for save her conception, and she bare mother's belly. thy prayer is heard; and thy wife a son.

P3. xlviii, 6. Fear took hold Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, 2 Sam. xi, 5. And the woman upon them there, and pain, as of a and thou shalt call his name conceived, and sent and told woman in travail. John. David, and said, I am with child.

Ps. Ixxi, 6. By thee have I been Heb. xi, 12. Therefore sprang 1 Kings ill, 17, 18. And the one holden up from the womb: thou there even of one, and him as

woman said, O my lord, I and this art he that took me out of my good as dead, so many as the stars woman dwell in ono house; and I mother's bowels: my praise shall of the sky in multitude, and, as was delivered of a child with her be continually of thee. the sand which is by the sea- in the house. And it came to Ps. cxxxix, 13-16. For thou hast shore, innumerable.

pass, the third day after that I was possessed my reins: thou hast

delivered, that this woman was covered me in my mother's womb. BUT SOMETIMES ARE THE delivered also: and we were to- I will praise thee; for I am fearOPPOSITE.

gether, there was no stranger fully and wonderfully made: marNum. xxxii, 14. And, behold, ye in the house. with us in the house, save we two vellous are thy works; and that

my soul knoweth right well. My are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to aug

2 Kings xv, 16. Then Menahem substance was not hid from thee, ment yet the fierce anger of the smote Tiphsah, and all that were when I was made in secret, and LORD toward Israel.

therein, and the coasts thereof curiously wrought in the lowest

from Tirzab: because they opened parts of the earth. Thine eyes did Job xil, 23. He increaseth the not to him, therefore he smoto it; see my substauce, yet being innations, and destroyeth them: he and all the women therein that perfect; and in thy book all my enlargeth the nations, and strait- were with child ho ripped up.

members were written, which in eneth them again.

continuance were fashioned, when Prov. xxix, 16. When the wick

1 Chron. il, 24. And after that as yot there was none of them.

Hezron was dead in Calebed are multiplied, transgression

Eccles. xi, 5. As thou knowest increaseth: but the righteous shall ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron's see their fall,

wife, bare him Ashur the father of not what is the way of the spirit, Tekoa.

nor how the bones do grow in the Hos. iv, 7. As they were increased, so they, sinned against went in to his wife, she conceived, even 80 thou knowest, not the

1 Çhron. vit, 23. And when he womb of her that is with child; me: therefore will I change their and bare a son, and be called his works of God who maketh all. glory into shame.

name Beriah, because it went evil Cant. viii, 5. (Who is this that with his house.

cometh up from the wilderness, BIRTII. Luke 1, 24, 41. And after those raised thee up under the apple

leaning upon her beloved?) I Gen. iv, 1, 17. And Adam knew days his wife Elisabeth conceived, tree: there thy mother brought theo Eve his wife; and she couceived. and hid herself five months, say: forth; there she brought theo forth and bare Cain, and said, I have ing. And it came to pass that, that bare theo. gotten a man from the LORD.

Isa. xiii, 8. And they shall be And Cain knew his wife; and she / tion of Mary, the babe leaped in conceived, and bare Enoch,

her womb; and Elisabeth was afraid: pangs and surrows shall filled with the Holy Ghost.

take hold of them; they shall be in Gen. xvi, 4, 5. And he went in

pain as a woman that travaileth; anto Hagar, and she conceived:

they shall be amazed one at anand when she saw that she had


other, their faces shall be as conceived, her mistress was des- (See under BODY.) flames. pised in her eyes. And Sarai said 2 Kings xix, 3. And they said Isa. xxi, 3. Therefore are my anto Abram, My wrong be upon unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, loins filled with pain: pangs havo thee: I have given my maid into This day is a day of trouble, and taken bold upon me, as the pangs thy bosom; and when she saw that of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the of a woman that travaileth: I was she had conceived, I was despised children are come to the birth, bowed down at the hearing of it; In her eyes: the Lond judge be- and there is not strength to bring I was dismayed at the seeing of tween me and thee. forth.

it. Grn. xvi, 11, 12. And the angel Job x, 9-11. Remember, I be- Isa. xxvi, 17, 18. Like as a woman of the Lord said unto her, Be- I seech theo, that thou hast made I with child, that draweth near the lime of her delivery, is in pain, and in thee? is thy counsellor perished? | purifying be fulfilled. But if she crieth out in her pangs; so have we for pangs have taken thee as a bear a maid-child, then she shall been in thy sight, 0 LORD. We woman in travail. Be in pain, and be unclean two weeks, as in her have been with child, we have labour to bring forth, o daughter separation; and she shall continue been in pain, we have as it were of Zion, like a woman in travail; in the blood of her purifying brought forth wind; we have not for now shalt thou go forth out of threescore and six days.

And wrought any deliverence in the the city, and thou shalt dwell in the when the days of her purifying earth; neither have the inhabi- field, and thou shalt go even to are fulfilled, for a son, or for a tants of the world fallen.

Babylon; thero shalt thou be de- daughter, she shall bring a lamb of Isa. xlli, 14. I have long time livered; there the Lord shall re- the first year for a burnt-offering, holden my peace; I have been deem thee from the hand of thine and a young pigeon, or a turtlestill, and refrained myself: now enemies.

dove, for a sin-offering, unto the will I cry like a travailing woman; Mark xiii, 17. Bnt woe to them door of the tabernacle of the conI will destroy and devour at once. that are with child and to them gregation, unto the priest; Who that give suck, in those days!

shall offer it before the LORD, and Isa. Ixvi, 7-9. Before she travail

make an atonement for her, and ed, she brought forth; before her John xvi, 21. A woman when she she shall be cleansed from the pain came, she was delivered of a is in travail hath sorrow, because issue of her blood. This is the man-child. Who hath heard such her hour is come: but as soon as law for her that hath boru a male a thing? who hath seen such things? she is delivered of the child, she

or a female. And if she be not Shall the earth be made to bring remembereth no more the anguish, able to bring a lamb, then she forth in one day? or shall a nation for joy.....

shall bring two turtles, or two be born at once? for as soon as 1 Tim. ii, 15. Notwithstanding she young geons; the one for the Zion travailed, she brought forth shall be saved in child-bearing, if burnt-offering, and the other for a her children. Shall I bring to the they continue in faith, and charity, sin-offering: and the priest shall birth, and not cause to bring forth? and holiness, with sobriety. make an atonement for her, and Baith the LORD: shall I cause to

she shall be clean, bring forth, and shut the womb7

TWINS. saith thy God.

Ezek. xvi, 4, 5. And as for thy Jer, iv, 31. For I have heard a Gen. XXV, 24-26. And when her nativity, in the day thou wast voice as of a woman in travail, days to be delivered were fulfilled, born thy navel was not cut, neither and the anguish as of her that behold, there were twins in her wast thou washed in water to supbringeth forth her first child, the womb. And the first came out ple thee: thou wast not salted at

None voice of the daughter of Zion, that red, all over like an hairy gar- all, nor swaddled at all. bewaileth herself, that spreadeth ment; and they called his name eye pitied thee, to do any of these her hands, saying, Woe is me now! Esau. And after that came his unto thee, to have commpassion for my soul is wearied because of brother out, and his hand took upon thee; but thou wast cast out murderers.

hold on Esau's heel; and his name in the open field, to the loathing of

was called Jacob: and Isaac was thy person, in the day that thou Jer. vi, 24. We have heard the threescore years old when she bare wast born. fame thereof; our hands wax feeble:

them. anguish hath taken hold of us, and

ABORTION. pain, as of a woman in travail. Gen. xxxvIII, 27-30. And it came to pass, in the time of her travail,

Job iii, 16. Or as an hidden unJer. xxx, 6. Ask ye now, and see that, behold, twins were in her timely birth, I had not been; as whether a man doth travail with womb. And it came to pass, when infants which never saw light. child? wherefore do I see every she travailed, that the one put out P's. Ivili, 8. . . . . Let erery one man with his hands on his loins, as his hand; and the midwife took of them pass away; like the una woman in travail, and all faces and bound upon his hand a scarlet | timely birth of a woman, that are turned into paleness?

thread, saying, This came out first. they may not see the sun. Jer. xlviii, 41. Kerioth is taken, And it came to pass, as he drew

Eccles. vi, 3-5. If a man beget and the strong holds are surprised, back bis hand, that, behold, his

an hundred children, and live and the mighty men's hearts in brother came out; and she said, Moab at that day shall be as the How hast thou broken forth? this his years be many, and his soul

many years, so that the days of heart of a woman in her pangs. breach be upon thee: therefore his be not filled with good, and also Jer. 1, 43. The king of Babylon name was called Pharez. And

that be have no burial; I say, that hath heard the report of them, and afterward came out his brother, an untimely birth is better than his hauds waxed feeble: anguish that had the scarlet thread upon he: For he cometh in with vanity, took hold of him, and pangs, as of his band; and his name was called and departeth in darkness, and his a woman in travail.

shall be covered with Hosea xill, 16. Samaria shall be- TREATMENT OF CIIILD AND

darkness. Moreover, he hath not come desolate; for she hath rebell

seen the sun, nor known any

MOTHER. ed against her God: they shall fall

thing: this hath more rest than by the sword; their infants shall be Lev. xii, 2-8. Speak unto the the other. dashed in pieces, and their women

children of Israel, saying, If a Hosea ix, 11, 14. As for Ephraim, with child shall be ripped up.

woman have conceived seed, and their glory shall ny away like a

born a man-child, then she shall be bird, from the birth, and from the Amos i, 13. Thus saith the LORD, unclean seven days; according to womb, and from the conception. For three transgressions of the the days of the separation for her Give them, O Lord: what wilt children of Ammon, and for four, infirmity shall she be unclean. thou give? give them a miscarryI will not turn away the punish. And in the eighth day the flesh of ing womb and dry breasts. ment thereof; because they have his foreskin shall be circumcised. ripped up the women with child of And she shall then continue in the Gilead, that they might enlarge blood of her purifying three and

DEATH IN CHILD-BIRTH. their border.

thirty days: słe shall touch no Gen. XXXV, 16-19. And they Micah iv, 9, 10. Now, why dost hallowed thing, nor come into the journeyed from Beth-el; and there thou cry out aloud? is there no king sanctuary, until the days of her / was but a little way to come to


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Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, I die, and leave his wife behind , a son. And her neighbours and and she had hard labour. And it him, and leave no children, that her cousins heard how the Lord came to pass, when she was in his brother should take his wife, had sliewed great mercy upon hard labour, that the midwife said and raise up seed unto his brother. her; and they rejoiced with her. unto her, Fear not; thou shalt Now there were seven brethren; have this son also). And it came and the first took a wife, and

BIRTH-DAY. to pass, as her soul was in depart dying left no seed. And the ing, (for she died) that she called second took her, and died, neither

Gen, xl 20. And it came to pass called him Benjamin. And Rachel likewiso. And the seven had her, to all his servants: and he lifted up his name Ben-oni: but his father left he any seed: and the third / the third day, which was Pharaoh's died, and was buried in the way and left no seed: last of all the the head of the chief butler and of to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. woman died also.

the chief baker among his ser1 Sam. iv, 19, 20. And his daugh- Luke i, 7, 25. And they had no vants. ter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was child, because that Elisabeth was with child, near to be delivered: barren; and they both were now Job his mouth, and cursed his day.

Job iii, 1-10. After this opened and when she heard the tidings well stricken in years. Thus that the ark of God was taken, hath the Lord dealt with me in day perish wherein I was born,

And Job spake, and said, Let the and that her father-in-law and the days wherein he looked on and the night in which it was said, her husband were dead, she bowed me, to take away my reproach There is a man-child conceived. herself and travailed; for her among men. pains came upon her. And about

Let that day be darkness; let not

Job xxiv, 21. He evil-entreateth God regard it from above, neither the time of her death the women that stood by her said unto her, doeth not good to the widow. the barren that beareth not, and let the light shine upon it. Let

darkness and the shadow of death Fear not; for thou hast born a son. But she answered not,

stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; neither did she regard it.

Isa. Ilv, 1, Sing, o barren, thou let the blackness of the day terrify Isa. xxxvii, 3. And they said that didst not bear; break forth it. As for that night, let darkness unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, into singing, and cry aloud, thou seize upon it; let it not be joined This day is a day of trouble, and that didst not travail with child: unto the days of the year; let it of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for for more are the children of the not come into the number of the the children are come to the birth, desolate than the children of the months. Lo, let that night be

solitary; let no joyful voice come and there is not strength to bring married wife, saith the LORD.

therein, Let them curse it that forth,

Gal. iv, 26-28. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is raise up their mourning. Let the

curse the day, who are ready to the mother of us all. For it is stars of their twilight thereof be BARRENNESS.

written, Rejoice, thou barren that dark; let it look for light, but have Gen. xi, 30. But Sarai was bar- bearest not; break forth and cry, none; neither let it see the dawnen; she had no child.

thou that travailest not: for the ing of the day: Because it shut Gen. xv, 2, 3. And Abram said, desolate hath many more children not up the doors of my mother's Lord God, What wilt thou give than she which hath an husband. womb, nor hid sorrow from mine me, seeing I go childless. ....

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, eyes. And Abram said, Behold, to me are the children of promise.

Matth. xiv, 6. But when Ierud's thou hast given no seed: and, lo,

birth-day was kept, the daughter one born in my house is mine

BARRENNESS HEALED BY of Herodias danced before them, heir.


and pleased Herod. Gen. xxix, 31. And when the LORD saw that Leah was hated,

Gen. XX, 17, 18. So Abraham Mark vi, 21. And when a conhe opened her womb; but Rachel prayed unto God: and God heal- venient day was come, that Herod, was barren.

ed Abimelech, and his wife, and on his birth-day, made a supper to Judges xiii, 2. And there was a children. For the LORD had fast estates of Galilee.

his maid-servants; and they bare his lords, high captains, and chief certain man of Zorah, of the closed up all the wombs of the family of the Danites, whose name house of Abimelech, because of SPECIAL ATTACHMENT TO was Manoah; and his wife was Sarah, Abraham's wife. barren, and bare not.

PLACE OF BIRTH. 1 Sam. 1, 5, 6, 8. But unto HanGen. XXV, 21. And Isaac entreat

Gen. XXX, 25. And it came to nah he gave a worthy portion; she was barren: and the Lord Joseph, that Jacob said unto La

ed the LORD for his wife, because pass, when Rachel had born for he loved Hannah: but the

was entreated of him, and Rebekah ban, Send me away, that I may go LORD had shut up her womb.

his wife conceived. And her adversary also provoked

unto mine own place, and to my her sore, for to make her fret, Gen, xxx, 22-24. And God re-country. because the LORD had shut up her membered Rachel, and God heark- Gen. XXXI, 3, 30. And the LORD womb. Then said Elkanah her ened to her, and opened her said unto Jacob, Return unto the husband to her, Hannah, why womb. And she conceived, and land of thy fathers, and to thy weepest thou? and why eatest bare a son; and said, God 'hath kindred; aud I will be with thee. thou not? and why 18 thy heart taken away my reproach: And And now, though thou wouldest grieved? am not I better to thee she called his name Joseph; and needs be gone, because thou sore than ten sons?

said, The LORD shall add to me longedst after thy father's house, 2 Sam. vi, 23. Therefore Michal, another son.

yet wherefore hast thou stolen my the daughter of Saul, had no child 2 Kings iv, 17. And the woman gods? unto the day of her death,

conceived, and bare a son at that Exod. xviii, 27. And Moses let Mark xil, 18-22. Then come unto season that Elisha had said unto his father-in-law depart; and he him the Sadducees, which say her, according to the time of life. went his way into his own land. there is no resurrection; and they Luke 1, 57, 58. Now Elisabeth's Num. x, 29, 30. And Moses said asked him, saying, Master, Moses full time came that she should be unto Hobab, the son of Raguel tho wrote unto us, If a man's brother delivered; and she brought forth / Midianite, Moses' father-in-law,


We are journeying unto the place also: and she called his name 1 Chron. vil, 16. And Maachah of which the LORD said, I will give Simeon. And she conceived again, the wife of Machir bare a son, and it you: come thou with us, and we and bare a son; and said, Now this she called his name Peresh; and will do thee good; for the LORD time will my husband be joined the name of his brother was hath spoken good concerning unto me, because I have born him Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam Israel. And he said unto him, I three sons: therefore was his name and Rakem. will not go, but I will depart to called Levi. And she conceived

Matth. 1, 25. And knew her not mine own land, and to my kin- again, and bare a son; and she till she had brought forth her dred.

said, Now will I praise the LORD: first-born son: and he called his Ruth i, 15. And she said, Behold, therefore she called his name

name JESUS. thy sister-in-law is gone back an. Judah; and left bearing.

Luke i, 59-63. And it came to to her people, and unto her gods. Gen. XXX, 10-13, 18-21. And

pass, that on the eighth day they 1 Kings xi, 21, 22. And when Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob came to circumcise the child; and Hadad heard in Egypt that David a son. And Leah said, A troop they called him Zacharias, after slept with his fathers, and that cometh: and she called his name the name of his father. And his Joab the captain of the host was Gad. And Zilpah, Leah's maid, mother answered and said, Not dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let bare Jacob a second son. And

80; but he shall be called John. me depart, that I may go to mine Leah said, Happy, am I, for the And they said unto her, There is own country. Then Pharaoh said daughters will call me blessed: none of thy kindred that is called unto him, But what hast thou and she called his name Asher. by this name. And they made lacked with me, that, behold, thou And Leah said, God hath given me signs to his father, how he would seekest to go to thine own coun- my hire, because I have given my have m called. And he asked try? And he answered, Nothing: maiden to my husband: and she for a writing-table, and wrote, howbeit, let me go in any wise. called his name Issachar. And

saying, His name is John. Aud Veh. ii, 3-5. And said unto the Leah conceived again, and bare they marvelled all. king, Let the king live for ever: said, God hath endued

me with a

NURSING. be sad, when the city, the place of good dowry; now will my husband

Exod. 11, 5-9. And the daughter my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, born him six sons: and she called of Pharaoh came down to wash and the gates thereof are con

his name Zebulun. And after herself at the river, and her sumed with fire? Then the king said unto me. For what dost thou wards she bare a daughter, and maidens walked along by the

river's side: and when she saw make request? So I prayed to called her name Dinah.

the ark among the flags, she sent the God of heaven. And I said

Gen. xxxv, 18. And it came to her maid to fetch it. And when unto the king, If it please the king, pass, as her soul was in departing; she had opened it, she saw the and if thy servant have found for she died, that she [Rachel] child; and, behold, the babe wept. favour in thy sight, that thou called his namo Ben-oni; but his And she had compassion on him, wouldest send me unto Judah, father called him Benjamin.

and said, This is one of the Heunto the city of my fathers' sepul- Gen, xxxviii, 3-5. And she con brews' children. Then said his chres, that I may build it. ceived, and bare a son; and he sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall

called his name Er. And she con- 1 go and call to thee a nurse of the OTHER ALLUSIONS.

ceived again, and bare a son; and Hebrew women, that she may Ezek. xxi, 30. Shall I cause it to she called his name Onan. And nurse the child for thee? And return into his sheath? I will judge she yet again conceived, and bare Pharaoh's daughter said to her, thee in the place where thou wasta son; and called his name Shelah: Go, And the maid went and created in the land of thy nativity. and he was at Chezib, when she called the child's mother. And Mark vi, 4. But Jesus said unto bare him.

Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, them, A prophet is not without Exod. ii, 10. And the child grew, Take this child away, and nurse honour, but in his own country, and she brought him unto Phao it for me, and I will give thee thy and among his own kin, and in his raoh's daughter, and he became wages. And the woman took the own house.

her son.

And she called his name child, and nursed it, Luke iv, 24. And he said, Verily Moses: and she said, Because I 1 Kings iii, 19-21. And this I say unto you, No prophet is drew him out of the water. woman's child died in the night; accepted in his ow country. Ruth iv, 15, 17. And he shall be because she overlaid it. And she

John iv, 44. For Jesus himself unto thee a restorer of thy life, and arose at midnight, and took my testified, that a prophet hath no a nourisher of thine old age: for son from beside me, while thine honour in his own country. thy daughter-in-law, which loveth handmaid slept, and laid it in her

thee, which is better to thee than bosom, and laid her dead child in NAMING THE CHILD. seven sons, hath born him. And my bosom. And when I rose in CIRCUMCISION,

the women her neighbours gave the morning to give my child (See under ORDINANCES.)

it a name, saying, There is a son suck, behold, it was dead; but Gen. xxi, 3. And Abraham called his name Obed:' he is the father of morning, behold, it was not my

boru to Naomi; and they called when I had considered it in the the name of his son that was born Jesse, the father of David.

son which I did bear. unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

1 Sam. 1, 20. Wherefore it came

Num. xi, 12. Have I conceived Gen. xxix, 32-35. And Leah

when the time was come all this people? have I begotten conceived, and

bare a son; and she about, after Hannah had conceiv; them, that thon shouldest say called his name Reuben: for she ed, that she bare a son, and called unto me, Carry thein in thy bosom said, Surely

the Lord hath looked his name Samuel, saying, Because (as a nursing-father beareth the upon my afiction; now therefore I have asked him of the LORD.

sucking child) unto the land which my husband will love me. And 1 Chron. iv, 9. And Jabez was thou swarest unto their fathers? slie conceived again, and bare a more honourable than his breth- Deut. 1, 31. And in the wilderson; and said, Because the LORD ren: and his mother called his ness, where thou hast seen how hath heard that I was hated, he name Jabez, saying, Because I that the LORD thy God bare thee, hath therefore given me this son' bare him with sorrow.

as a man doth bear his son, in all

to pass,

the way that ye went, until ye | And when she had weaned him,, dwelt in the wilderness, and became into this place.

she took him up with her, with came an archer. Ps. viii, 2. Out of the mouth of three bullocks, and one ephah of

Gen, xxv, 27. And the boys babes and sucklings hast thou or- Aour, and a bottle of wine, and grew: and Esau was a cunning dained strength because of thine brought him unto the house of the hunter, a man of the field; and enemies, that thou mightest stili LORD in Shiloh; and the child was Jacob was a plain man dwelling

in the enemy and the avenger. young

tents. Isa. Ixvi, 11-13. That ye may Tahpenes bare him Genubath his man bare a son, and called his 1 Kings xi, 20. And the sister of

Judges xlii, 24, 25. And the wosuck, and be satisfied with the breasts of her consolations; that son, whom Tahpenes weaned in

name Samson; and the child grew, ye may milk out, and be delighted was in Pharaoh's household among the Spirit of the LORD began to

Pharaoh's house: and Genubath and the Lord blessed him. And with the abundance of her glory, the sons of Pharaoh. For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I

move him at times in the camp of will extend peace to her like a

Ps. xxvil, 10. When my father river, and the glory of the Gentiles

Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol. like a flowing stream: then shall and my mother forsake me, then

1 Sam. il, 11, 26. And Elkanah the LORD will take me up.

went to Ramah to bis house: and ye suck, ye shall be borne upon her sides, and be dandled upon her

Ps. cxxxi, 2. Surely I have be- the child did minister unto the

LORD before Ell the priest. And knees. As one whom his mother baved and quieted myself, as a comforteth, so will I comfort you; child that is weaned of his mother: the child Samuel grew

on, and

was in favour both with the and ye shall be comforted in Je my soul is even as a weaned rusalem, child.

LORD, and also with men.
Hosea xi, 3. I taught Ephraim
Isa. xi, 8." And the sucking

2 Kings 11, 23, 24. And he went

up from thence unto Beth-el: and also to go, taking them by their child shall play on the hole of the arms; but they knew not that I asp, and the weaned child shall as he was going up by the way, healed them.

put his hand on the cockatrice' there came forth little children den.

out of the city, and mocked him, Matth. xxiv, 19. And woo unto them that are with child, and to

Isa. xxviil, 9. Whom shall be bald head; go up, thou bald head.

and said unto him, Go up, thou them that give suck, in those he make to understand doctrine? on them, and cursed them in the

teach knowledge? and whom shall And he turned back, and looked days!

them that are weaned from the 1 Çor. iil, 1,2. And I, brethren, milk, and drawn from the breasts. came forth two she-bears out of

name of the LORD. And there could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even

Hosea 1, 8. Now, when she had the wood, and tare forty and two as unto babes in Christ. I have

weaned Lo-ruhamah, she con- children of them. fed you with milk, and not with conceived, and bare a son.

Job xix, 18. Yea, young chilmeat: for hitherto ye were not

dren despised me: 'I arose, and able to bear it, neither yet now JUVENILE THOUGHTS AND they spake against me. are ye able.


P3. cxliv, 12. That our sons 1 Thess. ii, 7. But we were gen Zech. viil, 5. And the streets of may be as plants grown up in the among you, even as a nurse the city shall be full of boys and their youth; that our daughters cherisheth her children. girls playing in the streets thereof. may be as corner stones, polish

ed after the similitude of a palace. Heb. v, 12, 13. For when for the Matth. xi, 16, 17. But where

Prov. xx, 11. Even a child 19 time ye 'ouglit to be teachers, ye unto shall I like this, genera known by his doings, whether his have need that one teach you tion? It is like unto children sit work be pure, and whether it be again which be the first prin- ting in the markets, and calling

right. ciples of the oracles of God; and unto their fellows, And saying, are become such as have need of We have piped unto you, and ye Eccles. xi, 10. Therefore remove milk, and not of strong meat. For have not danced; we have mourn- sorrow from thy heart, and put every one that useth milk is un- ed unto you, and ye have not away evil from thy flesh: for

childhood and youth are vanity. skilful in the word of righteous- lamented. ness: for he is a babe.

Luke vii, 31, 32. And the Lord 1 Peter i, 14. As obedient chil1 Peter 11, 2. As new-born babes, said, Whereunto, then shall I dren, not fashioning yourselves desire the sincere milk of the and to what are they like? They your ignorance.

liken the men of this generation? according to the former lusts in word, that ye may grow thereby. are like unto children sitting

in the market-place, and calling CHILDREN TENDERLY WEANING.

OFTEN one to another, and saying, We CARED FOR, AND Gen. xxi, 8. And the child grew, have piped unto you, and ye have PROPOSED AS AN EXAMPLE, and was weaned; and Abraham not danced; we have mourned to Gen. xxi, 17. And God heard made a great feast the same day you, and ye have not wept. the voice of the lad: and the angel that Isaac was weaned.

1 Cor. xiil, 11. And when I was of God called to Hagar out of 1 Sam. 1, 22-24. But Hannah a child, I spake as a child, I un- heaven, and said unto her, What went not up; for she said unto derstood as a child, I thought as aileth theo, Hagar? fear not; for her husband, I will not go up un- a child; but when I became a God hath heard the voice of the til the child' be weaned, and then man, I put away childish things.

lad where he is. I will bring him, that he may

Ps. cxlvii, 13. For he hath appear before the Lord, and there CHARACTERS OF CHILDREN strengthened the bars of thy abide for ever. And Elkanah

gates; he hath blessed thy chilher husband said unto her, Do


dren within thee. what seemeth thee good; tarry Gen. xxi, 9, 20. And Sarah saw Matth. xviil, 2-5. And Jesus until thou have weaned him; only the son of Hagar the Egyptian, called a little child unto him, and the LORD establish his word. So which she had born unto Abra- set him in the midst of them, And the woman abode, and gave her ham, mocking. And God was said, Verily I say unto you, Exson suck until shé weaned him.' with the lad; and he grew, and Icept ye be converted, and become

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