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man, he uttereth his mischievous them; and they break their bones, 1 Isa. Ix, 16. For the leaders of desire: So they wrap it up. and chop them in pieces, as for this people cause them to err; and

the pot, and as flesh within the they that are led of them are de. TYRANNY. caldron.

stroyed. 1 Kings xii, 12-14. So Joroboam Zeph. iii, 3. Her princes within Isa. xix, 11, 13. Surely the and all the people came to Reho her are roaring lions; her judges princes of Zoan are fools, the boam the third day, as the king

are evening wolves; they gnaw counsel of the wise counsellors of had appointed, saying, Come to

not the bones till the morrow. Pharaoh is become brutish; how me ag in the third day. And the

say ye unto Fharaoh, I am the king answered the people roughly,


son of the wise, the son of ancient and forsook the old men's counsel

1 Kings xxii, 53 For he [Ahaz

kings? The princes of Zoan aro that they gave him; And spake to iahl served Baal, and worshipped

become fools, the princes of Noph them after the counsel of the him no him, and provoked to anger the

are deceived; they have also se. young men, saying, My father LORD God of Israel, according to

duced Egypt, eren they that are made your yoke heavy, and I all that his father had done.

the stay of the tribes thereof. will add to your yoke; my father 1 2 Kings xxi. 20-22. And he

Dan. xi, 36. And the king shall also chastisel you with whips, but [Amon) aid that which was evil in

do according to his will; and he I will chastise you with scorThe sight of the LORD, as his father

shall exalt himself, and magnify pions. Manasseh did. And he walked in

himself above every god, and 2 Kings viii, 12,13. And Hazael all the ways that his father walked

shall speak marvellous things said, Why weepeth my lord? And in, and served the idols that his

against the God of gods, and shall he answered, Because I know the father served, and worshipped

prosper till the indignation be evil that thou wilt do into the them: And he forsook the LORD

accomplished: for that that is dechildren of Israel : their strong God of his fathers and walked

termined shall be done. holds wilt thou set on fire, and

not in the way of the LORD. their young men wilt thou slay

SEVERE THREATENING with the sword, and wilt dash

2 Chron. xxviii,2. For he [Abaz] walked in the ways of the kings

AGAINST KINGS. their children, and rip up their women with child. ... The

of Israel, and made also molten 1 Sam. xii, 25. But if ye shall images for Baalim.

still do wickedly, ye shall be conLORD hath showed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

2 Chron. xxxiii 2. 22. But Man

samed, both ye and your king. 2 Kings xxi, 16.

2 Kings iii, 14 And Elisha said. asseli] did that which was evil in

Moreover, Minasseh shed innocent blood

the sight of the LORD, like unto | As the LORD of hosts livetli, before very much, till he had filled Jeru

the abominations of the heathen, whom I stand, surely, were it not whom the Lord had cast out be

that I regard the presenco of Jesalem from one end to another; 1 beside bis sin wherewith he

fore the children of Israel. But hoshophut the king of Judah, I made Judah to sin, in doing that

he rAmon) did that which was evil would not look toward theo, nor which was evil in the sight of the

in the sight of the LORD, as did see thee.

Manasseh his father; for Amon Ps. lxxvi. 12. IIe shall cut off LORD

sacrificed unto all the carved the spirit of princes: he is terrible 2 Chron. xxi, 4. Now, when Je

images which Manasseh his father to the kings of the earth, horam was risen up to the kingdomof his father, he strengthened

| Ps.cxlix,6-9. Let the high praises himself, and slew all his brethren!

2 Kings xxi, 9. But they hear of God be in their mouth, and a with the sword, and divers also !

į kened not; and Manasseh seduced two-edged sword in their hand,

i them to do more evil than did the To execute vengeance upon the of the princes of Israel

nations whom the LORD destroyed heathen, and punishinents upon Neh. v, 4. There were also that

before the children of Israel, the people; To bind their kings said. We have borrowed money

2 Chron, xxxili, 9. So Manasseh

with chains, and their nobles with for the king's tribute, and that made Judah and the inhabitants

fetters of iron; To execute upon upon our lands and vineyards. of Jerusalem to err, and to do

them the judgment written this Dan, vii, 23. Thus he said, The worse than the heathen, whom

honour have all his saints. Praise fourth beast shall be the fourth the LORD had destroyed before / ye the LORD. kingdom upon earth, which shall the children of Israel.

Isa. 2, 1-4. Woe unto them that be diverse from all kingdoms, and

I decree unrighteous decrees, and shall devour the whole earth, and

that write grievoneness which they shall tread it down, and break it P3. xil, 8. The wicked walk on

have prescribed; To turn aside the in pieces. every side, when the vilest men

needy from judgment, and to take Los. y. 10. 11. The princes of are exalted.

away the right from the poor of my Judah were like them that re- Prov. xxviii, 15, 16, 28. As a people, that widows may be their move the bound: therefore I will roaring lion, and a ranging bear; prey, and that they may rob the pour out my wrath upon them so is a wicked ruler over the poor fatherless! And what will ye do like water. Ephraim is oppressed I people. The prince that wanteth in the day of visitation, and in the and broken in judgment because understanding is also a great op- desolation which shall come from he willingly Walked after the pressor: but he that hateth covet- far? to whom will ye flee for help? commandinent.

ousness shall prolong his days. and where will ye leave your Micah iil, 1-3. And I said, Hear,

When the wicked rise, men bide glory? Without me they shall I pray you, o heads of Jacob, and

themselves: but when they perish, bow down under the prisoners, ye princes of the house of Israel; the righteous increase.

and they shall fall under the slain. Is it not for you to know judg. Eccles. iv. 13. 14. Better is a

For all this his anger is not turned ment? Who hate the good and poor and a wise child than an old

away, but his hand is stretched love the evil, who plnck off and foolish king, wbo. will no

out still. their skin from off them, and more be admonished. For out of Isa. xxiv. 21. 22. And it shall their flesh from off their bones; prison he cometh to reign; where come to pass in that day, that the Who also eat the flesh of my peo- as also he that is born in his king-| LORD shall punish tlie host of tho ple, and flay their skin from off dom becometh poor.

high ones that are on bigh, and

most not for the house acob, and in

the kings of the earth upon the and will slay all the princes

v. earth. And they shall be gathered thereof with him, saith the LORD

DUTIES: together as prisoners are gathered

DUTIES OF RULERS. in the pit, and shall be shut up in


2 Sam. xxiii. 3. the prison, and after many days 1 2 Kings ix, 14-16. 27. So Jehu

The God of

Israel said, the Rock of Israel shall they be visited.

the son of Jehoshaphat, the son Isa. xxx. 33. For Tophet is or- of Nimshi, conspired

* spake to me, He that ruleth over against

men must be just, ruling in the

had kept dained of old; yea, for the king it Joram: (now Joram

fear of God. is prepared: he bath made it deep Ramoth-gilead, he and all Israel,

because of Hazael king of Syria:

11 Kings xil, 7. And they spake and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of the But king Joram was returned to unto him, saying. If thou wilt be LORD, like a stream of brimstone, be healed in Jezreel of the wounds a servant unto this people this doth kindle it.

wbich the Syrians had given him. I day, and wilt serve them, and

when he fought with Hazael king answer them, and speak good Jer. xxii, 6, 18, 24-27. For thus

of Surias) and Jehu said. If it be words to them, then they will be saith the LORD unto the king's house of Judah, Thou art Gilead

your minds, then let none go forth thy servants for ever.

Inor escape out of the city to go to P3. 11. 10. Be wise now therefore. unto me, and the head of Le

tell it in Jezreel. So Jehu rodeo ye kings; be instructed, ye banon: yet surely I will make

in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; judges of the earth. thee a wilderness, and cities

(for Joram lay there.) And Ahawhich are not inhabited. There

Ps. lxxii, 4, 12-14. He shall ziah king of Judah was come fore thus saith the LORD concern

judge the poor of the people, he down to see Joram. But when ing Jehoiakim the son of Josiah

shall save the children of the Abaziah the king of Judah saw this, needy, and shall break in pleces king of Judah, They shall not

he fled by the way of the gardenlament for him, saying, Ah my

the oppressor. For he shall dehouse: and Jehu followed after brother! or, Ab sis:er! they shall

liver the needy when he crieth; him, and said, Smite him also in not lament for him, saying, Ah

the poor also, and him that hath the chariot. And they did so at

As I live, · lord! or, Ah his glory!

no helper. He shall spare the the going up to Gur, which is by saith the LORD, though Coniah the

poor and needy, and shall save Ibleam: and he fled to Megiddo, the souls of the needy. He shall son of Jehoiakim king of Judah

and died there. were the signet upon my right

redeem their soul from deceit and hand, yet would I pluck thee

2 Chron. xxii, 7-9. And the de- violence: and precious shall their thence: And I will give thee into struction of Abaziah was of God I blood be in his sight. the hand of them that seek thy | by coming to Joram; for, when

Jer. xxi, 11, 12. And touching life and into the band of them he was come, ho went out with

the house of the king of Judah. whose face thou fearest, even Jehoram against Jehu the son of into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar Nimshi, whom

say, leur ye the word of the the LORD had

LORD; O house of David, thus anointed to cut off the house of king of Babylon, and into the

saith the LORD, Execute ju igment Ahab. And it came to pass, that, hand of the Chaldeans. And I

in the morning, and deliver him will cast thee out, and thy mother when Jehu was executing judg.

that is spoiled out of the hand of that bare thee, into another counment upon the house of Ahab, and

the oppressor, lest my fury go out found the princes of Judah, and try, where ye were not born; and

like fire, and burn that none can there sball ye die.

the song of the brethren of AbaBut to the

queuch it, because of the evil of ziah, that ministered to Ahaziah, land whereunto they desire to

your doings. he slew them. And he sought return, thither shall they not Ahaziah; and they caught him,

Jer. xxii, 1-5. Thus saith the return,

(for he was hid in Samaria.) and LORD, Go down to the house of Jer. xlix. 38. And I will set my

brought him to Jehu; and when the king of Judah, and speak there throne in Elam, and will destroy

they had slain him, they buried this word, And say, Hear the from thence the king and the

him: Because, said they, he is the word of the LORD, 0 king of princos, saith the LORD.

Judah, that sittest upon the Exek. vii, 27. The king shall the LORD with all his heart. So throne of David, thou, and thy mourn, and the prince shall be the house of Ahaziah had no servants, and thy people that clothed with desolation, and the

power to keep still the kingdom. enter in by these gates; Thus hands of the people of the land

saith the LORD, Execute ye judgshall be troubled: I will do unto

ment and righteousness, and dethem after their way, and accord

JOB xii, 19-22. He leadeth

liver the spoiled out of the hand to their deserts will I judge them; princes away spoiled, and over

of the oppressor: and do no wrong, and they shall know that I am throweth the mighty. He removeth

I do no violence to the stranger, the LORD.

away the speech or tlie trusty, and the fatherless, nor the widow, Exek, xxvii. 35. All the inhabitaketh away the understanding

neither shed innocent blood in of the aged. He poureth contempt tants of the isles shall be astonish

this place. For if ye do this thing ed at thee, and their kings shall upon princes, and weakeneth the line

indeed, then shall there enter in strength of the mighty. He dig. be sore afraid, they shall be

| by the gates of this house kings covereth deep things out of darktroubled in their countenance.

sitting upon the throne or David, ness, and bringeth out to light the

riding in chariots and on horses, Daniel vii. 26. But the judg- shadow of death.

he, and his servants, and his peument shall sit, and they shall take P 8. cvii, 40. He poureth con- ple. But if ye will not hear these away his dominion, to consume tempt upon princes, and causeth words, I swear by myself, saith and to destroy it unto the end.

them to wander in the wilderness, the LORD, that this house shall Hosea x, 15. So shall Beth-el do where there is no way.

become a desolation. unto you because of your great Lam. v, 12. Princes are hanged wickedness: in a morning shall up by their hand: the faces of GOD'S CARE OVER KINGS. the king of Israel utterly be cut elders were not honoured.

1 Sam, x, 26. And Saul also off.

Hosea x, 7. As for Samaria, her went home to Gibeah; and there Amos ii, 3. And I will cut off king is cut off as the foam upon went with him a band of men, the judge from the midst thereof, the water,

whose hearts God had touched.

mourn, and the prineking shall the of Jehoshaphat, who is the word of the

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1 Rinas 11.45. And klng Solomon And he was king in Jeshurun, sisteth the power, resisteth the shall be blessed, and the throne of when the heads of the people and ordinance of God; and they that David shall be established before the tribes of Israel were gathered resist shall receive to themselves the LORD for ever. together,

damnation. For rulers are not a P3. xxi, 1. 6. 7. The king shall

Joshua i, 16-18. And they terror to good works, but to the

evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid foy in thy strength. O LORD: and answered Joshua, saying. All that in thy salvation how greatly shall

I thou commandest us we will do. 1 of the power? Do that which is he rejoice! For thou hast made

and whithersoever thou sendest good, and thou shalt have praise. him most blessed for ever: thou us we will go. According as we

of the same: For he is the minisbast made him exceeding glad

hearkened unto Moses in all | ter of God to thee for good. But wi h thy countenance. For the things, so will we hearken uto

if thou do that which is evil, be king trusteth in the LORD; and,

thee: only the LORD thy God be afraid; for ho beareth no through the mercy of the most with thee, as he was with Moses.

sword in vain: for he is the minisHigh, he shall not be moved. Whosoever he be that doth rebel

ter of God, a revenger to execute against thy commandment, and wran upon him that doeth Prov. viii. 15. 16. By me kings will not heurken unto thy words,

Wherefore ye must needs be subreign, and princes decree justice. in all that thou commandest him,

ject not only for wrath, but also By me princes rule, and nobles, he shall be put to death: only be

for conscience sake. even all the judges of the earth. strong, and of a good courage. 1 Peter ii, 13-15. submit your

1 Kings ix, 15. And this is the

selves to every ordinance of man COMPACT.

for the Lord's sake: whether it be reason of the levy which king 1 Sam. x, 25. Then Samuel told Solomon raised; for to build the

to the king, as supreme; Or unto the people the manner of the king- house of the LORD, and his own

governors, as unto them that are dom, and wrote it in a book, and

sent by him for the punishment house, and Millo, and the wall of laid 'it up before the LORD. And Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Me

of evildoers, and for the praise of Samuel sent all the people away, giddo, and Gezer.

them that do well. For so is the

will of God, that with well-doing every man to his house.

1 Chron. xxix, 23, 24. Then yo may put to silence the ignor2 Sam. v. 3. So all the elders of Solomon sat on the throne of the ance of foolish men.

LORD as king instead of David his ron; and king David made & father, and prospered; and all EXCEPTION IN MATTER OF league with them in llebron before Israel obeyed him. And all the the LORD: and they anointed priuces, and the mighty men, and

CONSCIENCE. David king over Israel. all the sons likewise of king

Acts iv, 19, 20. But Peter and 1 Chron. xi, 3. Therefore camo David, submitted themselves unto

John answered and said unto all the elders of Israel to the king Solomon the king.

them, Whether it be right in the to Hebron; and David made a Job xxxiv, 17. 18. Shall even he

sight of God to hearken unto you

more than upto God, judge ye. covenant with them in Hebron that hateth right govern? and

For wo cannot but speak the before the LORD; and they anoint- wilt thou condemn him that is

things which we have seen and ed David king over Israel, accord- most just? 18 it fit to say to a ing to the word of the LORD by king, Thorl art wicked? and to

heard. Samuel.

Acts v, 29. Then Peter and the 2 Kings xi, 4. And the seventh | Prov. xvii, 26. Also to punish

other apostles answered and said,

We ought to obey God rather year Jehoiada sent and fetched the just is not good, nor to strike

than men.. the rulers over hundreds, with the princes for equity. captains and the guard, and

Prov. xxiv, 21, 22. My son, fear brought them to him into the

LOYAL RESPECT. thou the LORD and the king, and house of the LORD, and made a

Joshua iv, 14. On that day the meddle not with them that are covenant with thein, and took an

| LORD magnified Joshua in the given to change: For their oath of them in the house of tho

sight of all Israel; and they feared calamity shall rise suddenly; and LORD, and slowed them the king's

him, as they feared Moses, all the who knoweth the ruin of them son.

days of his life. both? 2 Chron. xxill, 1. And in the Eccles. viii, 2, 3. I counsel thee to said unto Sani, Who am I? and

1 Sam. xviii, 18, 23. And David seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains keep the king's commandment, i

what is my life, or my father's and that in regard of the oath of of hundreds, Azariah the son of

family in Israel, that I should be God. Bo not hasty to go out of Jeroham, and Ishmael the son of

son-in-law to the king? And his sight; stand not in an evil Jehohanan, and Azariah the son

Saul's servants spake these words thing: for ho doeth whatsoever i of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of

er in the ears of David. And David Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son pleaseth him.

said, Seemeth it to you a light of Zichri, into covenant with him,

Eccles. x, 4. If tho spirit of the I thing to be a king's son-in-law, ruler rise up against thee, leave seeing that I am a poor man, and

not thy place; for yielding paci- lightly esteemed? DUTIES OF CITIZENS.

fleth great offences. OBEDIENCE.

| 1 Sam. xxvii, 6. 6. And David

Acts xxiii, 4,5. And they that said unto Achish, If I have now Erod. xxii. 28. Thou shalt not stood by said, Revilest thou God's found grace in thine eyes, let revile the gods, nor curse the high priest? ruler of thy people.

Then said Paul, I them give me a place in some Warto the high priest?" "Then shou God's found grace in,

wist not, brethren, that he was town in the country, that I may Num. xxvii, 20. And thon shalt the high priest: for it is written, dwell tbere: for why should thy put some of thine honour upon | Thou shalt not speak evil of the servant dwell in the royal city him, that all the congregation of ruler of thy people.

with thee? Then Achish gavo the children of Israel may be Romsil 1-5. Let every sonl be him Ziklag that day; wheretoro

Rom. xiii, 1-5. Let every soul beni obedient.

subject unto the higher powers. | Ziglak pertaineth unto the kings Deut. xxxill. 4. 5. Moseg com. For there is no power but of God: 1 of Judah unto this day. manded us a law, even the inherit the powers that be are ordained 2 Sam. jil, 36. And all the peoance of the congregation of Jacob. I of God. Whosoever therefore re-ple took notice of it, and it pleased


want to

Deco, Te are ungodly

And the seventh

went, and fetchechir, the sonow, pareserve him.


them; as whatsoever the king did |


year of Artaxerxes the king, that pleased all the people.

Ps. lx. 6. 7. Thou wilt prolong is, twelve years, I and my breth2 Sam. ix, 5, 6. Then king David

the king's life; and his years as ren have not eaten the bread of

many generations. He shall the governor. But the former Bent, and fetched him out of the I

abide bofore God for ever: O pre governors, that had been before house of Machir, the son of pare mercy and truth which may

me, were chargeable unto the Ammiel, from Lo-debar. Now,

people, and had taken of them when Mephibosheth. the son of preserve him.

bread and wine, besides forty Jonathan, the son of Saul, was | Ps. Ixxi, 1, 2. Give the king thy

shekels of silver, yea, even their como unto David, he fell on his judgments, O God, and thy

servants bare rule over the people: face, and did reverence. And righteousness onto the king's son.

but so did not I, because of the David said, Mephibosheth. And He shall judge thy people with

tear of God. he answered, Behold thy servant! righteousness, and thy poor with

Esther 11, 18. Then the king 2 Sam. xviii, 3. But the people judgmont.

made a great feast unto all his answered, Thou shalt not go Ezra vi. 10. That they may princes and his servants, even forth: for if we flee away, they offer sacrifices of sweet savours Esther's feast; and he made a rewill not care for us; neither unto the God of heaven, and pray lease to the provinces, and 'gavo it half of us die, will they for the life of the king, and of his

gifts, according to the state of the care for us: but now thou sons. art worth ten thousand of us;

1 Tim. il, 2. For kings, and for Esther x, 1. therefore now it is better that.

And the king thou succour us out of the city.

all that are in authority; that we | Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon the

may lead a quiet and peaceable land, and upon the isles of the 2 Sam. xxiv, 20. And Araunah life in all godliness and honesty. sea. looked, and saw the king and his

Matth. xvii, 24-26. And when they servants coming on toward him:


were come to Capernaum, they and Araunah went out, and bow

Gen. xlvil, 23-25. Then Joseph

that received tribute-money came ed himself before the king on his said unto the people, Behold, I

to Peter, and saith, Doth not yon face upon the ground.

have bought you this day and Master pay tribute? He saith, 1 Kings 1, 16, 23, 31. And Bath your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is

Yes. And when he was como Bheba bowed, and did obeisance seed for you, and ye shall bow the into the house, Jesus prevented unto the king. And the king said, land. And it shall come to pass,

him, saying, what thinkest thon, What wouldest thou? And they | in the increase, that ye shall give

Simon? of whom do the kings of told the king, saying, Behold Na | the fifth part unto Pharaoh; and

the earth take custom or tribute? than the prophet. And when he four parts shall be your own, for

of their own children, or of

strangers? Peter saith unto him, wag come in before the king. be seed of the field, and for your

food, and for them of your house Of strangers. bowed himself before the king |

Jesus waith unto with his face to the ground. Then holds, and for food for your little I him, Then are the children free. Bath-sheba bowed with her face ones. And they said, Thou hast

| Matth. mil. 17-21. Tell us there to the earth, and did reverence to saved our lives: let us find grace

fore, What thinkest thou? Is it the king, and said, Let my lord

I in the sight of my lord, and we lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, king David live for ever. will be Pharaoh's servants.

or not? But Jesus perceived their

v 10 90 And Pnl the l wickedness, and said, Why tempt Erek. xlvi, 12. Now when the prince shall prepare & voluntary | king of Assyria came against the I ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me burnt-offering, or peace-offerings land: and Menahem gave Pal a

the tribute-money. And they voluntarily unto the LORD, one!

thousand talents of silver, that his brought unto him a penny. And Bball then open him the gate that hand might be with him to con he saith unto them, Whose is tbls looketh toward the east, and he firm the kingdom in his hand, image and superscription? They shall prepare his burnt-offering And Menahem exacted the money say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith

ho unto them, Render therefore and his peace-offerings, as he did on tbe sabbath-day: then he shall men of wealth, of each man fifty unto Cesar the things which are go forth; and after his going shekels of silver, to give to the

Cesars; and unto God the things forth one shall shut the gate.

king of Assyria: so the king of that are God's.

Assyria turned back, and stayed Like 11, 1-3. And it came to Dan. v, 10. Now the queen, by not there in the land.

pass in those days, that there went reason of the words of the king

2 Kings xxiii, 35. And Jehoia-out a decree from Cesar Augustus, and his lords, came into the

that all the world should be taxed. kim gave the silver and the gold banquet - house; and the queen

I CAnd this taxing was first made spake, and said, O king. live for

to Pharoah; but he taxed the land

to give the money, according to when Cyrenius was governor of ever: let not thy thoughts trouble

the commandment of Pharoah: he | Syria. And all went to be taxed. thee, nor let thy countenance be

exacted the silver and the gold of every one into his own city. changed.

the people of the land, of every Rom. xili.6.7. For, for this cause Dan, vl. 6. 21. Then these pre- one according to his taxation, to pay yo tribute also for they are sidents and princes assembled give it unto Pharaob-nechoh.

God's ministers, attending contogether to the king, and said

Fara tv. 20. There have been tinually upon thus unto him, King Darius, live

this very thing. mighty kings also over Jerusalem,

Render therefore to all their dues: for ever. Then said Daniel unto 1. which have ruled over all coun

tribute to whom tribute is due; the king, O king, live for ever. tries beyond the river, and toll,

custom to whom custom; fear to Acts xxv, 26. For the king tribute, and custom, was paid unto whom fear; bonour to wbon.

honour. knoweth of these things, before them. whom also I speak freely: for I am Neh. v, 14, 16. Moreover, from persuaded that none of these the timo that I was appointed to

Tax GATHERING. things are hidden from him; for be their governor in the land of 1 Rings xii, 18. Then king this thing was not dono in & cor- Judah, from the twentieth year | Rehoboam sent Adoram, who roas Der,

Joven unto the two and thirtieth over the tribute; and all Israel

stoned him with stones, that he of all the kings of Arabia, and of tillage of the ground was Ezri tho died: therefore king Rehoboam | the governors of the country. son of Chelub: And over the vinemade speed to get him up to his

2 Chron. xxxil, 23. And many

yards was Shimei the Ramathite; charlot, to flee to Jerusalem.

over the increase of the vineyards brought gifts unto the LORD to Luke fil, 12, 13. Then came also

for the the wine-cellars was Zabdi Jerusalem, and presents to Hezepublicans to be baptized, and said |

the Shiphnite: And over the kiah king of Judah; so that he unto him, Master, what shall we

olive-trees and the sycamore-trees wag magnified in the sight of all do? And he said unto them, Ex- | nations from thenceforth.

that were in the low plains was act no more than that which is

Baal-hanan the Gederite: and appointed you.

over the cellars of oil was Joash: Lauke y, 27, 28. And after these

Ezek. xlv. 7. 8. And a portion And over the herds that fed in things he went forth, and saw a

shall be for the prince on the one | Sharon was Sbitrai the Sharonite. publican, named Levi, sitting at

side and on the other side of the and over the herds that were in

oblation of the holy portion, and the receipt of custom: and he said

the valleys was Shaphat the sou of the possession of the city, before of Adlai: Over the camels also unto him, Follow me. And he left

the oblation of the holy portion, was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over all, rose up, and followed him,

and before the possession of the the asses was Jehdeiah the MeLuke xix, 2. And, behold, there

city, from the west side westward. ronothite: And over the focks was a man named Zaccheus,

and from the east side eastward: was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these which was the chief among the

and the length shall be over were the rulers of the substance publicans, and he was rich.

against one of the portions, from which was king David's.
the west border unto the east

border. In the land shall be Isa. iii. 14. 15. The LORD will his possession in Israel: and my! Job xil, 17. He leadeth counselenter into judgment with the

princes shall no more oppress my lors away spoiled, and maketh ancients of his people, and the

people; and the rest of the land the judges fools. princes thereof; for ye have eaten

shall they give to the house of up the vineyard; the spoil of the Israel according to their tribes,

| Isa. 1, 26. And I will restore thy poor is in your houses. What

judges as at the first, and thy mean ye that ye beat my people

Ezek. xlvi. 16. 17. Thus saith counsellorg ag at the beginning: to pieces, and grind the faces of the Lord God, If the prince give afterward thou shalt be called. the poor saith the Lord God of a gift unto any of his sons, the in- | The city of righteousness. The hosts.

heritance thereof shall be his faithful city.

sons'; it shall be their possession Isa. xxxiil, 18. Thine heart shall

Isa. iii. 2. 3. The mighty man, meditate terror. Where is the by inheritance. But if he give a

and the man of war, the judge and scribe ? where is the receiver ? gift of his inheritance to one of

the prophet, and the prudent, and where is he that counted the his servants, then it shall be his

the ancient, The captain of nifty, towers? to the year of liberty; after it shall

and the honourable man, and the return to the prince: but his inIsa lx, 17. For brass I will bring heritance shall be his sons, for

counsellor, and the cunning artigold, and for iron I will bring

ficer, and the eloquent orator. them. silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron; I will also make

Ezek. xlvill, 21, 22. And the re OFFICERS OF STATE. thy officers peace, and thine exac- sidue shall be for the prince, on

2 Sam. viii, 16, 17. And Joab, tors righteousness. the one side and on the other of

the son of Zeruiah, was over the Ezek. xlv, 9. Thus saith the the holy oblation, and of the pos

host; and Jehoshaphat, the son of session of the city, over against Lord God, Let it susce you, o

Ahilud, was recorder; And Zadok, princes of Israel: remove violence the five and twenty thousand of

the son of Ahitub, and Abimelech, the oblation toward the east borand spoil, and execute judgment

the son of Abiathar, were the der, and westward over against and justice, take away your exac

priests; and Seraiah was the tions from my people, saith the the five and twenty thousand

scribe, Lord God.

toward the west border, over
against the portions for the

2 Sam. xx, 24-26. And Adoram Exek. xlvi, 18. Moreover, the | prince: and it shall be the holy

was over the tribute; and Jehoprince shall not take of the oblation; and the sanctuary of the

shaphat the son of Abllud was people's inheritance by oppres house shall be in the midst there

recorder; And Sheba was scribe; sion, to thrust them out of their of. Moreover, from the posses

and Zadok and Abiathar were the possession: but he shall give his sion of the Levites, and from the

priests; And Ira also the Jairite, sons inheritance out of his own

noecasion of the city heina in the was a chief ruler about David. possession; that my people be not midst of that which is the prince's, 1 Ohron. xxvil, 32, 33. Also Jonscattered every man from his between the border of Judah and athan David's uncle was a coun. possession,

the border of Benjamin, shall be sellor, a wise man, and a scribe: for the prince.

and Jehiel the son of Hachmonl ROYAL REVENUE AND

was with the king's sons: And LANDS.

MANAGERS OP REVENUE. Ahithophel was the king's coun1 Sam. x. 27. But the children Gen. xli. 33. Now therefore let sellor: and Hushal the Archite was of Belial said, How shall this man | Pharaoh look out a man discreet

an discreet the king's companion. save us? And they despised bim,

1 2 Chron. X, 5, 6. And he said and brought him no presente:but land of Egypt.

unto them, Come again unto me he held his peaco.

1 Chron. xxvil, 25-31. And over after three days. And the people 1 Kings X, 14, 15. Now the the king's treasures 2003 Azmav

departed. And king Rehoboamn weight of gold' that came to eth the son of Adiel: and over the

Teth the son of Adiel: and over the took counsel with the old men Solomon in one year was six storehouses in the fields, in the

that had stood before Solomon his hundred threescore and six talents cities, and in the villages, and in

father while he yet lived, saying, of gold. Besides that he had of the castles, was Jehonathan the

What counsel give ye me to return the merchant-men, and of the son of Uzziah: And over them answer to this people? trafic of the spice-merchants, and that did the work of the field for 2 Kings xviii 18. And when

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