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they had called to the king, there. Neh. vi, 17, 18. Moreover, in

LOYALTY. cune out to them Eliakim the son those days the nobles of Judah

| inose days the nobles of Judah 1 Sam. xxiv. 4-7.9. 12. 13. And of Hilkiah, which was over the sent many letters unto Tobiah, the men of David said unto him, household, and Shebna the scribe, and the letters of Tobiah came Behold the day of which the LORD and Joah the son of Asaph the unto them. For there were many said unto thee, Behold, I will derecorder.

in Judah sworn unto him, because I liver thine enemy into thine hand, Esther i, 13, 14. Then the king

he was the son-in-law of Shec that thou mayest do to him as it said to the wise men, which knew

haniah the son of Arah: and his shall seem good unto thee. Then the times, (for so was the king's

son Johanan had taken the dangh-1 David arose, and cut off the skirt manner toward all that knew law

ter of Meshullam the son ofl of Saul's robo privily. And it and judgment: And the next unto Berechiah.

came to pass afterward, that him was Carshena, Shethar, Ad-1

Esther ix, 3. And all the rulers

David's heart smote him, because matha Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, of the provinces, and the lieuten

he had cut off Saul's skirt. And and Memucan, the seven princes ants, and the deputies, and officers

he said unto his men, The LORD of Persia and Media, which saw of the king, helped the Jews; be

forbid that I should do this thing the king's face, and which sat tho cause the fear of Mordecai fell

unto my master, the LORD'S first in the kingdom? upon them.

anointed, to stretch forth mino Nehem. ix, 4. Then stood up upon

hand against him, seeing he is the

P3. Ixvili, 27. There is little the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, Benjamin with their ruler, the

anointed of the LORD. So Divid and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah,

stayed his servants with these princes of Judah and their council, Bunni, Shereblah, Bani, and Che- the princes of Zebulun, and the

words, and suffered them not to nani, and cried with a loud voice

rise against Saul. But Saul rose princes of Naphtali.

up out of the cave, and went on unto the LORD their God.

Isa. xili, 2. Lift ye up a banner his way. And David said to Saul,

upon the high mountain, exalt the Wherefore hearest thou men's NOBILITY AND GOVERNORS.

voice unto them, shake the hand. | words, saying, Behold, David Judges v. 9. 13. My heart is to- that they may go into the gates

seeketh thy hurt? The LORD ward the governors of Israel, of the nobles.

judge between me and thee, and that offered themselves willingly

Isa. xxxiv, 12. They shall call

the LORD avenge me of thee; but among the people. Bless ye the the nobles thereof to the kingdom,

mine hand shall not be upon thee. LORD). Then he made him that but none shall be there, and all

As saith the proverb of the remaineth have dominion over her princes shall be nothing.

ancients, Wickedness proceedeth the nobles among the people: the

from the wicked: but mlue liand

Jer. xill, 18. Say unto the king, shall not be upon thee. over the mighty. and to the queen, Humble your

1 Sam. xxvi, 9-11, 23. And David 1 Kings xv, 13. And also Maachah selves, sit down; for your princi

said to Abisliai, Destroy him not: his mother, even her he removed palities shall come down, even the

for who can stretch forth his from

crown of your glory. being queen, because she

hand against the LORD's anointed, had made an idol in & grove; and

Jer. xxx, 21. And their nobles and be guiltless? David said Asi destroyed her idol, and burnt

shall be of themselves, and their furthermore, As the Lord liveth, it by tlie brook Kidron.

governor shall proceed from the the LORD shall smito bim; or his 1 Kings xxi, 7, 8, 11. And Jeze midst of them; and I will cause day shall come to die; or he shall bel his wife said unto himn, Dost

him to draw near, and he shall descend into battle, and peri-n. thou now govern the kingdom of approach unto me: for who is this The LORD forbid that I should Israel? Arise, and eat bred, and that engaged his heart to approach stretch forth mine hand against let thine heart be merry: I will l unto me? saith the LORD.

the LORD's anointed: but, I pray give thee the vineyard of Naboth

Ezek. xi, 1, 2. Moreover, the

theo, take thou now the spear the Jezreelito. So she wrote spirit lifted me up, and brought

that is at his bolster, and the letters in Ahab's name, and sealed me unto the east gate of the

cruse of water, and let us go. Tho them with his seal, and sent the Lord's house, which looketh east

LORD render to every man his letters unto the elders and to the ward: and behold at the door of

righteousness and his faithfulness: nobles that were in his city, dwellthe gate five and twenty men;

for the LORD delivered thee into ing with Naboth. And the men among whom I saw Jaaziniah the

my hand to-day, but I would not of his city, even the elders and

stretch forth mine hand against son of Azur, and Pelatiuh the son the nobles who were the inhabite of Benaiah, princes of the people

the LORD's anointed. ants in his city, did as Jezebel had

Then said he unto mu, Son of

1 2 Sam. xix, 7-12, 14-17, 41-43Bent unto them, and as it was

man, these are the men that de. Now therefore arlse, go tortli, and written in the letters which she

vise mischief, and give wicked speak comfortably unto thy serhad sent unto them. counsel in this city.

vants: for I swear by the LORD, if 1 Kings xxii, 47. There was then

thou go not forth, there will not no king in Edom; a deputy was

tarry one with thee this night; and VI.

that will be worse unto thee than · TREASONS AND REVOLU all the evil that befell thee from 2 Kings XXV, 22. And as for the


thy youth until now. Then the people that remained in the land

king arose, and sat in the gate, of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar REBELLION FORDIDDEN.

And they told unto all the people, king of Babylon had left, even 1 Sam. xv, 23. For rebellion is saying. Behold, the king doth sit over them he madu the l as the sin of witchcraft, and stub

in the gate. And all the people son of Alikim, the son of Shap-bornness is as iniquity and idol. I came before the king; for Israel han, ruler. atry: because thou hast rejected

had fled, every man to his tent. Ezra viii. 86. And they deliver the word of tho LORI, he hath

LORD, he hath And all the people were at strife el the king's cominissions unto

out I also rejected thee from being king. I throughout all the tribes of Israel, the king's lieutenants, and to the Prov. xvii, 11. An evil man saying. The king saved us out of governors on this side the river; seeketh only rebellion; therefore the hand of our enemies, and he and they furthered the people, a cruel messenger shall be sent delivered us out of the hand of and the house of God. Taguinst him.

the Philistines: and now he is ded


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ont of the land for Absalom. And I Saul said unto all his servants in the book of the records of thy Absalom, whom we anointed over that stood about him, Hear now, fathers: 80 shalt thou find in the us, is dead in battle: now there ye Benjamites; will the son of book of the records, and know, fore why speak yo not a word of Jesse give every one of you fields that this city is a rebellious city. bringing the king back? And and vineyards, and make you all and hurtfal unto kings and king David sent to Zadok and to captains of thousands, and cap- provinces, and that they have A biathar the priests, saying, Speak tains of hundreds; That all of you moved sedition within the same unto the elders of Judah, saying, have conspired against me, and of old time; for which causo was Why are ye the last to bring the there is none that sheweth me this city destroyed. We certify king back to his house? seeing the that my son hath made a lengue the king. that if this city be Bpeech of all Israel is come to the with the son of Jesse; aud there is bnilded again, and the walls king, eren to his house. Ye are none of you that is sorry for me, thereof set up, by this means thou my brethren, ye are my bones and or sheweth unto me that my son shalt bave no portion on this side my flesh: wherefore then are ye hath stirred up my servant against the river. Then sent the king an the last to bring back the king? me, to lie in wait, as at this day? | answer unto Reham the chanAnd he bowed the heart of all the Then the king sent to call Abime-cellor, and to Suimsliai the scribe, men of Judah, even as the heart of lech the priest, the son of Abitub, and to the rest of their companone man; so that they sent this and all his father's bouse, tho ions that dwell inSimaria andunto word unto the king, Return tholi, priests that were in Nob; and the rest beyond the river. Peace, and all thy servants. So the king they came all of them to the king and at such a time. The letter returned, and came to Jordan. And Saul said, Ilear now, thou | which ye sent unto us hath been And Judah came to Gilgal, to go son of Ahitub. And he answered, I plainly read before me. And I to meet the king, to conduct the Here I am, my lord. And Saul | commanded, and search hath king over Jordan. And Shimei said unto him, Why have ye con | been made, and it is found that the son of Gera, a Benjamite, spired against me, thou and the this city of old time hath made which was of Bahurim, hasted and son of Jesse. .... Then Alime-insurrection against kings, and came down with the men of lech answered the king, and said, that rebellion and sedition havo Judab to meet king David. Ard And who is so faithful arnong all been made therein. there were a thousand men of thy servants as David, which is

Neh. vi, 6. 7. Wherein was Benjamin with him, and Ziba the the king's son-in-law, and goeth

written, It is reported among the servant of the house of Saul, and at tlıy bidding, and is honourable

heathen, and Gashmu salth it, his fifteen sons and his twenty in thine house? Did I then be

that thou and the Jews think to servants with him; and they went gin to enquire of God for him? be

ind they went gin to enquire of God for blin? be rebel: for which cause thou buildover Jordan before the king. And, it far from me: let not the king!

est the wall, that thou mayest behold, all the men of Israel came | imputo any thing unto his ser

be their king, according to these to the king, and said unto the vant, nor to all the house of my

words. And thou hast also apking. Why have our brethren, the father; for thy servant knew

pointed prophets to preach of men of Judalı, stolen thee away,

nothing or all this, tess or more. Thee at Jerusalem, saying. There and have brought the king and And the king said, Thou shalt I is a king in Judah: and now sball his household, and all David's men surely die, Abimelech, thou, and

it be reported to the king accordwith him, over Jordan? And all all thy father's house.

ing to these words. Come now the men of Judah answered the

2 Chron. xxiii, 12, 13. Now, men of Israel, Because the king

therefore, and let us take counsel is near of kin to us: wherefore

when Athaliah heard the noise of together. then be ye angry for this matter?

the people running and praising ! Amos vil, 9-11. And the high have we eaten at all of the king's

the king, she came to the people places of Isaac shall be desolate, costi or hath he given us any gift?

into the house of the Lord: And and the sanctuaries of Israel shali And the men of Israel answered

she looked, and, behold, the king be laid waste;ant I will rise against the men of Judah, and said, We

stood at his pillar at the entering the house of Jeroboam with the hare teu parts in the king, and we

in, and the princes and the trum- sirord. Then Amaziah, the priest have also more right in David

pets by the king: and all the of Beth-el, sent to Jeroboam king than ye: why then did ye despise

people of the land rejoiced, and of Israel, saying, Amos hath conus, that our advice should not be

sounded with trumpets; also the spired against thee in the midst first had in bringing back our

singers with instruments of of the house of Israel: the land is king? And the words of the men

musick, and such as taught to not able to bear all his words. of Judah were fiercer than the

sing praise. Then Athaliah rent For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam words of the men of Israel.

her clothes, and said, Treason, shall die by the sword, and Israel treason!

shall rely be led away captivo 2 Sam, xx, 11. And one of Joab's

out of their own land. men stood by him, and said, He Ezra iv, 12-19. Be it known that lavoureth Joab, and he that unto the king, that the Jews is for David, let him go after Joab. which came up from thee to us INSTANCES OF TREASON.

1 Kings 1.49. And all the guests are come unto Jerusalem, build Num. xvi, 1-3. Now Korah the that were with Adonijah were

ing the rebellious and the bad son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, afraid, and rose up, and went

city, and have set up the walls the son of Levi; and Dallan and every man his way.

thereof, and joined the founda-Abiram, the sops of Eliab; and On, tions. Be it known now unto the the son of Peleth, sous of Reuben,

king, that if this city be builded, took men: And they rose up be- , . And it came to and the walls set up again, then fore Moses, with certain of tho pass, when lushai the Archite,

will they not pay toll, tribute, and children of Israel, two hundred David's friend, was come unto

custom, and 80 thou shalt en- and fity princes of the assembly, Absalom, that Hushai said unto

famous in the congregation, men Absalom, God save the king, God

Now, because we have main of renown. And they gathered save the king.

tenance from the king's palace, themselves together against

and it was uot meet for us to see Moses and against Aaron, and FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF

the king's dishonour, therefore said unto them, Ye take too much TREASON.

have we sent and certified the | upon yon, seeing all the congrega1 Sam. xxii, 7, 8, 11-16. Then king, That search may be made tion are holy, efôry one of them,

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and the LORD 18 among them: , agalnst the king, even against | with thce: for thou bast relected wberefore then lift ye up your David: deliver him only, and I will the word of the LORD, and the selves above the congregation of depart from the city. And the LORD hath rejected thee from the LORD?

woman said unto Joab, Behold, his being king over Israel. And as

head shall be thrown to thee over Samuel turned about to go away, Judges ix, 26, 28, 29. And Gaal

u. Then the woman went he laid hold upon the skirt of bis the son of Ebed came with his

unto all the people in her wisdom: mantle, and it rent. And Samuel brethren, and went over to

and they cut off the head of Sheba said unto him, The LORD hath Shechem: and the men of Shechem

the son of Bichri, and cast it out rent the kingdom of Israel from put their confidence in him. And

to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, thee this day, and hath given it to Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who

and they retired from the city, la neighbour of thine, that is better is Abimelech and who is Shechem,

every man to his tent. And Joab | than thou. that we should serve him? is not

returned to Jerusalem unto the he the son of Jerubbaal? and

1 Kings xi. 26. 31. And JeroZebul his offlcer? Serve the men king.

boam the son of Nebat, an Ephraof Hamor the father of Shechem: 1 Kings XVI, 7. And also by the | thite of Zoreda. Solomon's servant. for why should we serve him? hand of the prophet Jehu the son (whose mother's name roas Zeruah, And would to God this people of Hanani came the word of the a widow woman.) even he lifted were under my hand! then would LORD against Baasha, and against up his hand against the king. And I remove Abimelech. And he his house, even for all the evil I be said to

| that he did in the sight of the ten pieces; for thus saith the army, and come out.

LORD, in provoking him to anger | LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I

with the work of his hands, in will rend the kingdom out of the 2 Sam. xv, 9, 10, 12-15. And the king said unto him, Go in peace.

being like the house of Jeroboam; hand of Solomon, and will give

and because he killed him. So be arose, and went to Hebron,

ten tribes to thee. But Abgalom sent spies through- 2 Kings xiv, 5. And it came tol 1 Kings xil. 15. 16. 19. 20. Whereout all the tribes of Israel, saying, pass, as soon as the kingdom was fore the king hearkened not unto As soon as ye hear the sound of confirmed in his hand, that be the people; for the cause was from the trumpet, then ye shall say, [Amaziah) slew his servants which the LORD, that he might perform Absalom reigneth in Hebron. I had slain the king his father. his saying, which the LORD spake And Absalom sent for Abithophel Esther ii, 21-23. In those days,

by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jerthe Gilonite, David's counsellor, while Mordecai sat in the king's

oboam the son of Nebat. So when from his city, even from Gilob, gate, two of the king's chamber-all Israel saw that the king hearwhile he offered sacrifices: and lains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those

kened not unto them, the people the conspiracy was strong; for the which kept the door, were wroth,

answered the king, saying, What people increased continually with and sought to lay band on king

portion have we in David? neither Absalom. And there came a Anasuerus. And the thing was

have we inheritance in the son of messenger to David, saying, The known to Mordecai, who told it

Jesse; to your tents, O Israel: now hearts of the men of Israel are unto Esther the queen; and Esther

see to thine own house, David, after Absalom. And David said certified the king thereof in

So Israel departed unto their unto all his servants that were | Mordecai's name. And when in

tents. So Israel rebelled against with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and quisition was made of the matter,

the house of David unto this day. let us flee; for we shall not else It was found out; therefore they

And it came to pass, when all Isescape from Absalom: make speed were both hanged on a tree: and

rael heard that Jeroboam was to depart, lest he overtake us it was written in the book of the

come again, that they sent and suddenly, and bring evil upon Chronicles before the king.

called him unto the congregation, us, and smite the city with the

and made him king over all Is

Esther vi, 2.3. And it was found edge of the sword. And the

rael; there was none that followed written, that Mordecai had told of king's servarts said unto the

the house of David but the tribe Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king, Behold, thy servants are

of Judah only. ready to do whatsoever my lord

king's chamberlains, the keepers
of the door, who sought to lay

12 Chron. x, 16, 17. And when all the king shall appoint.

hand on the king Ahasuerus. And

å Israel saw that the king would 2 Sam. xx, 1, 2. And there hap- the king said, What honour and

not hearken unto them, the people pened to be inere a man of Belial, dignity hath been done to Mor

answered the king, saying, What whose name was Sheba, the son | decai for this? Then said the

portion have we in David? and we of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew king's servants that ministered nave done inher

have none inheritance in the son a trumpet, and said, We have no unto him, There is nothing done

of Jesse; every man to your tents, part in David, neither have we l for him.

O Israel: and now, David, see to Inheritance in the son of Jesse:

thine own house. So all Israel every man to his tents, O Israel.


went to their tents. But as for So every man of Israel went up

1 Sam xill, 13, 14. And Samuel

the children of Israel that dwelt from after David, and followed said to Saul, Thou hast done fool

in the cities of Judah, Rehobvam Sheba the son of Bichri: but the lighly: thon hast not kept the com- reigned over to. men of Judah clave unto their

| mandment of the LORD thy God, 2 Chron. xiil, 6, 7. Yet Jeroboam king, from Jordan even to Jerusa- which he commanded thee; for the son of Nebat, the servant of lem.

now would the LORD have estab Solomon the son of David, is risen 2 Chron. xxiv, 26. And these lished thy kingdom upon Israel , up, and hath rebelled against his are they that conspired against for ever. But now thy kingdom lord. And there are gathered him; Zabad the son of Shimeath shall not continue: the LORD hath unto him vain men, the children an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad sought him a man after his own of Belial, and have strengthened the son of Shimrith a Moabitess. heart, and the LORD hath com- themselves against Rehoboam the

manded him to be captain over his son of Solomon, when Rehoboam PUNISHMENT

people, because thou hast not kept was young and tender-hearted, 2 Sam. xx, 21, 22. The matter is

that wbich the LORD commanded and could not withstand them. not so: but a man of mount Eph

Jer. xxii, 29, 30. O earth, earth, raim, (Sheba the son of Bichri by 1 Sam. xv, 26-28 And Samuel earth, hear the word of the LORD: name) hath lifted up his hand said unto Saul, I will not return 'Thus saith the LORD, Write ye


And be and on t

abase him that thicks his left hand, and thud put forth Korseme way, by the which went

this man childless, a man that shall , he rebelled against the king of who? And there looked out to not prosper in his days: for no man Assyria, and served him not. him two or three eunuchs. And of his seed shall prosper, sitting

be said, Throw her down. So they upon the throne of David, and

threw her down; and some of her ruling any more in Judah.

Judges ill, 17, 18, 21. And he

blood was sprinkled on the wall, Ezek. xxl, 25-27. And thou, pro- brought the present unto Eglon and on the horses: and he trodo

her under fout. fano wicked prince of Israel, king of Moab: and Eglon was a ner

2 Kings xi, 16. 20. And they whoso day is come, when iniquity very fat man. And when he had | shall have an end: Thus saith the made an end to offer the present, slaid hands on her, and she went Lord God. Remove the diadem. The sent away the people that bare by the way by the which the and take off the crown: this shall the present. And Ehud put forth horses came into the king's house: not be the same: exalt him that is his left hand, and took the dagger and there was she slain. And all low, and abase him that is high. I from his right thigh, and thrust it the people of the land rejoiced. I will overturn, overturn, over- | into his belly.

and the city was in quiet: and turn it: and it shall be no more, 2, 8,9. And they brought

they slew Athaliah with the sword until he come whose right it is; I the head of Ish-bosheth unto Da

beside the king's house. and I will give it him.

vid to Hebron, and said to the 12 Kings xii, 20. And his servants

king, Behold the head of Ish-bo- arose and made a conspiracy, and REVOLTS.

sheth the son of Saal thine enemy, Blew Joash in the house of Millo,

which sought thy life; and the which goeth down to Silla. Gen. xiv, 4. Twelve years they

Lord hath avenged my lord the served Chedorlaomer, and in th

2 Kings xiv, 19. Now they made king this day of Saul, and of his la conspiracy against him in Jeruthirteenth year they rebelled.

seed. And David answered Re-salem: and he fled to Lachish; but 2 Kings 1, 1. Then Moab rebelled chab and Baanah his brother, the they sent after him to Lachish, and against Israel after the death of sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, I slew him there. Abab. and said unto them, As the LORD

2 Kings xv, 10, 30. And Shallum 2 Kings til, 5. But it came to liveth who hath redeemed my

the son of Jabesh conspired pass, when Ahab was dead, that soul out of all adversity.

against him and smote him before the king of Moab rebelled against 1. Kinos xv. 27. 28. And Baasha the people, and slew him, and the king of Israel.

. the son of Ahijah, of the house of reigned in his stead. And Hoshea 2 Kings viil, 20-22. In his days Issachar, conspired against him: the son of Elah made a conspiracy Edom revolted from under the and Baasha smote him at Gibbe-against Pekah the son of Remahand of Judah, and made a king thon, which belonged to the Phil- liah, and smote him, and slew him, over themselves. So Joram went istines: (for Nadab and all Israel and reigned in his stead, in the over to Zair, and all the chariots laid siege to Gibbethon:) Even in twentieth year of Jotham the son with him; and he rose by night, the third year of Asa king of Ju- of Uzziah.

1 smote the Edomites which dah did Baasha slay him, and 2 Kings xxi, 23. And the sercompassed him about, and the reigned in his stead.

vants of Amon conspired against captains of the chariots: and the

1 Kings xvi, 2, 3, 9. Forasmuch as him, and blew the king in his own

Ringe yvi 2 9. For people fled into their tents. Yet I exalted thee out of the dust, Edom revolted from under the

and made thee prince over my | 2 Chron. xxiil, 14, 15 5. 21. Then hand of Judah unto this day.

people Israel; and thou hast Jehoiada the priest brought out Then Libnah revolted at the same

walked in the way of Jeroboam, the captains of hundreds that were time.

and hast made my people Israel set over the host, and said unto 2 Chron. XXI, 8-10. In his days to sin, to provoke me to anger them, Have her forth of the the Edomites revolted from under with their sins; Behold, I will ranges; and whoso followeth her, the dominion of Judah, and made take away the posterity of Baasha, I let him be slain with the sword. themselves a king. Then Jeho and the posterity of his house; For the priest said, Slay her not ram went forth with his princes, and will make thy house like the in the house of the LORD. So they and all his chariots with him; and house of Jeroboam the son of laid hands on her: and when she he rose up by night, and smote Nebat. And his servant Zimri, was come to the entering of the the Edomites which compassed captain of half his chariots, con- (horse-gate by the king's house, him in, and the captains of the spired against him, as he was in they slew her there. And all the chariots. So the Edomites re- Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in people of the land rejoiced; and volted from under the hand of the house of Arza, steward of his the city was quiet, after that they Judah unto this day. The same house in Tirzah.

had slain Athaliah with the time also did Libnah revolt from

sword. under his hand; because he had

2 Kings 1x, 7--9, 81-83. And thou

2 Chron. XXV, 27, 28. Now after forsaken the LORD God of his fe shalt smite the house of Ahab thy

master, that I may avenge the thers..

the time that Amaziah did turn blood of my servants the prophets,

away from following the LORD, 2 Kings xvil, 3, 4. Against him

and the blood of all the servants they made a conspiracy against came up Shalmaneser king of of the LORD, at the hand of Jeze

him in Jerusalem; and he fled to Assyria; and Hoshea became his bel. For the whole house of Ahab

Lachish; but they sent to Lachish servant, and gave him presents. shall perish: and I will cut off from

after him, and slew him there. And the king of Assyria found Ahab him that pisseth against the

And they brought him upon conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had wall, and him that is shut up and

horses, and buried him with his sent messengers to So king of left in Israel. And I will make

tathers in the city of Judah. Egypt, and brought no present to

the house of Ahab like the house the king of Assyria, as he had done

1 2 Chron. xxxill, 24. And his ser

of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and vants conspired against him, and year by year; ineretore the king like the house of Baasha the son slew him (Amon in his own house, of Assyria shut him up, and bound

of Ahijah. And as Jehu entered him in prison,

in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri 2 Kings xvill, 7. And the LORD peace, who slew his master? And

EXTIRPATION OF ROYAL was with him, and he prospered he lifted up his face to the win

FAMILIES. whithersoever he wont forth; and 'dow, and said, Who is on my side?' 1 Kings xvi, 11. And it came to

pasg, when he began to reign, as persons, and put their heads in remained of the house of Ahab in Boon as he sat on his throne, that baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel, and all his great men. he slew all the house of Baasha: Jezreel. And there came a mes- and his kins'olks, and his priests. be left him not one that pisseth senger, and told him, saying until he left him none remaining. aglinst a wall, neither of his kins-They have brought the heads of And he said. Take them alive. folks, nor of his friends.

the king's fons. And he said, And they took them alive, and.

Lay ye them in two heaps at the slew them at the pit of the shear2 Rinas x. 6--11. 14. 17. Then be entering in of the gate until the ling-house, eren two and torty wrote a letter the second time to morning. And it came to pass in men; neither left he any of them. them, saving. If ye be mine, and the morning, that he went out, And when he came to Samaria. ye will hearken unto my voice, and stood, and said to all the be slew all that remained unto Lake ye the heads of the men people, Ye be righteous; behold, I Abab in Samaria, till he had desyour master's sons, and come to conspired against my master, and troyed him, according to the say. me to Jezreel by to-morrow this slew him; but who slew all these? |ing of the LORD, which he spako time. (Now the king's song. Know now, that there shall fall to Ellah being seventy persons, were unto the earth nothing of the with the great men of the city. word of the LORD, which the 2 Kings xl, 1. And when which brought them up.) And it LORD spake concerning the house Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah. came to pass. when the letter of Abab: for the LORD hath done saw that her son was dead. sho came to them, that they took the that which he spake by his ser-arose and destroyed all the seed king's sons, and slow seventy / vaut Euah, So Jehu slow all that I royal.


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