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she said onto Balaam. What have 1 1 Sam. x, 2-4, 7. When thou art | that I will punish von in this I done unto thee, that thou hast departed from me to-day, then place, that ye may kuow that my smitten me these three times ? thou shalt find two men by words shall surely stand against And Balaam said unto the asg. Rachel's sepulchre, in the borderl you for evil: Tbus saith the Because thou hast mocked me: I of Benjamin, at Zelzah; and they | LORD, Behold, I will give Pbaraohwould there were a sword in mine will say unto thee, The asses hophra king of Egypt into the band, for now would I kill thee. which thou wentest to seek are hand of his enemies, and into the And the ass said unto Balaam, found : and, lo, thy father hath hand of them that seek his life: as Am not I thine ass, opon which left the care of the asses, I gave Zedekiah king of Judah thon bast ridden ever since I was and sorroweth for you, saying into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar thine unto this day? was I ever | What shall I do for my son? Then king of Babylon, his enemy, and wont to do so unto thee? And he shalt thou go on forward from that sought his life. said, Nay.

thence, and thou shalt come to the Judges vi, 36-40. And Gideon

plain of Tabor, and there shall said unto God, II thou wilt save

mneet thee three men going up to Israel by mine hand, as thou hast God to Bethel, one carrying three

Isa. vit, 10-13. Moreover, the kids, and another carrying three

LORD spake again unto Abaz, saysaid, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor, and if the

ing. Ask thee a sign of the LORD loaves of bread, and another car-18

thy God; ask it either in the depth, dew be on the fleece only, and it rying a bottle of wine: And they

or in the height above. But Abaz be dry upon all the earth beside,

they will salute thee, and give then shall I know that thou wilt

said, I will not ask, neither will I theo two loaves of bread; which

tempt the LORD. And he said, save Israel by mine hand, as thou

thou shalt receive of their hands.
And let it be, when these signs

Hear yo now, O house of David: hast said. And it was so: for he

Is it a small thing for you to rose up early on the morrow, and

are come unto thee, that thou do thrust the fleece together. and as occasion serve thee; for God is weary men, but will ye weary my

God also? wringed the dew out of the fleece,

with thee. a bowl-full of water. And Gideon Isa, xxxvii, 30. And this shall said unto God, Let not thine anger be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat

A SOLEUN CAUTION. be hot against me, and I will this year such as groweth of it. Matth. vii, 22, 23. Many will say speak but this once: let me prove, self; and the second year that to me in that day, Lord, Lord. I pray thee, but this once with the

which springeth of the same; and have we not prophesied in thy fleece; let it now be dry only upon in the third year sow ye, and reap.

name? and in thy name have cast the fleece, and upon all the ground

and plant vineyards, and eat the out devils? and in thy name done let there be dew. And God did fruit thereof.

many wonderful works? And so that night: for it was dry upon

then will I profess unto them. I the fleece only, and there was dew Jer. xliv, 29, 80. And this shall never knew you; depart from me, on all the ground.

Toe a sigu unto yon, saith the LORD, I ye that work iniquity.

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the rest of their companlong, unto | Deut. 1v, 32. For ask now of the WRITING

Artaxerxes king of Persia; and days that are past, which were

the writing of the letter was writ before thee, since the day that Judges v, 14. ..... Out of Ma

ten in the Syrian tongue, and in-| God created man upon the earth, chir carro down governors, and

terpreted in the Syrian tongue, and ask from the one side of heaout of Zebulan they that bandlo

Rehur the chancellor, and Shim- ven unto the other, whether there the pen of the writer.

shal the scribe, wrote a letter | hath been any such thing as this Esther vili, 9, 10. Then were the against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes great thing is, or hath been heard king's scribes called at that time the king in this sort: Then wrote I like it? in the third month, that is, the Rehum the chancellor, and Shim- Deut. xxiv. 9. Remember what month Sivan, on the three and shal the scribe, and the rest of the LORD thy God did unto Miriam twentieth day thereof; and it was their companions.... This is the by the way, after that yo wers written (according to all that | copy of the letter that thiey sent come forth out of Egypt. Mordecai commanded) ... unto unto him, eren unto Artaxerxes

Deut. xxxii, 7. Remember the every province according to the the king.... Then sent the king

days of old, consider the years of writing thereof, and unto every an answer unto Rehum tho chan

many generations: ask thy father, people after their language, and cellor, and to Shimshal the scribe,

and he will shew thee; thy elders, to the Jews according to their and to the rest of their compan

and they will tell thee. writing, and according to their long that dwell in Samaria, and language. And he wrote in the unto the rest beyond the river,

Josh, xiv, 6, 15. Then the chilking Ahasuerus' name, and sealed Peace, and at such a time. The

dren of Judah came unto Joshua it with the king's ring. .. letter which ye sent unto us bath

in Gilgal : and Caleb the son of

Jephunneh the Kenezite said unbeen plainly read before me. Job xix, 23. Oh that my words

Ezra vii, 11. Now this is the

to bim, Thou knowest the thing were now written! oh that they

that the LORD said unto Moses, the were printed in a book! copy of the letter that the king

man of God, concerning me and Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the Isa. viii, 1. Moreover, the LORD

thee in Kadesh-barnea. And tho priest, the scribe, even a scribe of said unto me, Take thee a great

name of Hebron before cas Kirthe words of the commandments roll, and write in it with a man's

jath-arba; which Arba was a great of the LORD, and of his statutes to pen concerning Maher - Shalal

man among the Anakims... Israel. bash-baz.

Josh, xy, 14, 15, And Caleb drovo Neh. vi. 6. Then sent Sanballat Isa. xxxviii, 9. The writing of

thence the three sons of Anak, Hezekiah king of Judah, when he his servant unto me, in like man

Sheshai, and Ahiman, and Talmai, ner, the fifth time, with an open had been sick, and was recovered

the children of Anak. And ho letter in his hand. of his sickness.

went up thence to the inhabitants

Esther ix. 20. And Mordecail of Debir: and the name of Debir Ezek, il, 10. And he spread it be

wrote these things, and sent let- before was Kirjatlı-sepher, fore me; and it was written with

ters unto all the Jews that were in and without; and there was

at were Judocs i, 11. And from thenco

Tin all the provinces of the kingly written therein lamentations, and

6 he went against the inhabitants of

Ahasuerus, both nigh and far. mourning, and woe.

Deb r: (and the name of Debir be

fore was Kirjath-sepher.) Ezek. xxiv, 2. Son of man, write (See under SCRIPTURE.) thee the name of the day, even of

Judges xviii, 29. And they called this same day: the king of Baby | MATTERS OF ANTIQUITY.

the name of the city Dan, after lon set himself against Jerusalem

the name of Dan their father, who

Gen. xxvill, 19. And he called this same day.

was born unto Israel: how beit the name of that place Beth-el :)

the name of the city was Laish at Luke 1, 63. And he asked for a but the name of that city was call

what city was call the first, writing table, and wrote, saying, ed Luz at the first. His name is John. And they mar- Exod. xii, 2. This month shall be

1 Sam. ix, 9. (Beforetime in Isvelleu all.

rael, when a man went to enquiro | unto you the beginning of months:

of God, thus he spake, Come, and 2 Tim. iv. 13. The cloak that I it shall be the first month of the

let us go to the seer: for he that is left at Troas with Carpus, when year to you.

now called a Prophet, was beforethon comest, bring with thee, and Num. xxi, 27. Wherefore they | time called a Seer.) the books, but especially the that speak in proverbs say, Come parchments. into Heshbon, let the city of Silon

1 Sam. xii, 7. Now therefore be bollt and prepared.

stand still, that I may reason with LETTERS.

you before the LORD of all tho

Deut. ii, 12. The Horims also 2 Sam. xi, 14. And it came to

righteous acts of tho LORD, which dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the lhe pass in the morning, that David children of Esau succeeded them,

le did to you and to your fathers. wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it

| when they had destroyed them 1 Chron, iv, 22. And Jokim, and by the hand of Uriah.

from before them, and dwelt in the men of Chozeba, and Joash. Ezra iv, 7-9, 11, 17. 18. And in their stead, as Israel did unto the and Saraph, who had the dominthe days of Artaxerxes wrote land of his possession, which the ion in Mvab, aud Jashubi-lebem. Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and | LORD gave unto them.

And these are ancient things.

passte a lette of Uriah, 18. AD


Ezra v1.1. Then Darlus the and Immer, but ihey could not from the house of Gilgal, and out king made a decree, and search shew their father's house, and of the fields of Geba and Azmav. was made in the bouse of the their seed, whether they were of eth: for the singers had builded rolls, where the treasures were Israel: The children of Delalah, them villages round about Jerulaid up in Babylon.

the children of Tobiah, the chil salem. And Maaseial, and SheJob viii, 8--10. For enquire, I

dren of Nekoda, six hundred fifty maiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and pray thee, of the former age, and and two.

Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and prepare thyself to the search of Neh. vil, 5, 61-63. And my God | Elam, and Ezer; and the singers their fathers; (For we are but of put into pine heart to gather to sang loud, with Jezrahiah their yesterday, and know nothing, I gether the nobles, and the rulers. I overseer. Also that day they because our days upon earth are and the people, that they might | offered great sacrifces, and re2 shadow:) Shall not they teach | be reckoned by genealogy: and i joiced; for God had made them thee, and tell thee, and utter foun la register of the genealogy rejoice with great joy: the wives words out of their heart? o! them which came up at the

also and the children rejoiced; 80

that the joy of Jerusalem was Isa. xxlil, 13. Behold the land of ..rst, and found written therein. the Chaldeans; this pecple was And these were they wbich went up

heard even afar off. And both not, till the Assyrian founded it

olso from Tel-melah, Tel-baresha, the singers and the porters kept for them that dwell in the wil.erCherub, Addon, and Immer; but

the ward of their God, and the they could not sbew their father's ness: they set up the t'wers

d not Shaw their father's ward of the purification, accordthereof, they raised up tbe palaces

house, nor their seed, whether! ing to the commandment of David, thereof; and he brought it to

they were of Israel. The children and of Solomon his son. For in of Delaiah, the children of Toblah,

the days of David and Asaph of ruin. the children of Nekoda, six hun

old there were chief of the singers, Micah vi, 5. O ny people, remem. dred forty and two. And of the

and songs of praise and thauksber now wha' Balak king of Moab

priests: the children of Habaiah, consulted, and what Balaam the

the children of Koz, the children P3. lxxxi, 1. Sing aloud unto son of Leor answered him from

of Barzillal, which took one of the God our strength; make a joyful Shittin uuto Gilgal; that ye may

daughters of Barzillai the Gilead-noise unto the God of Jacob. know the righteousness of the ite to wife, and was called after

Ps. xcvili, 4. Make a joyful their name.

noise unto the LORD, all the earth:

Neh. xii. 22. 23. The Levites, in make a loud noise, and rejoice, Eccles. 1, 9-11. The thing that the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and and sing praise. nath been, it is that which shall be; | Johanan, ani Jaddua, were re! 1 Cor. xiv. 15. What is it then? and that which is done, is that corded chief of the futhers; also I will pray with the spirit, and I which shall be done: and there is the priests to the reign of Darius no new thing under the sun. Is

will pray with the understanding tho Persian. The sons of Levi,

also; I will sing with the spirit, there any thing whereof it may

the chief of the fathers, were be said. See, this is new? it hath written in the book of the Chroni-standing also

and I will sing with the under been already of old time, which cles, even until the days of Joway before us. There is no re- | hanan the son of Eliashib. membrance of former things;

INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC. 1 Jer. xxxiv, 19. The princes of neither shall there be any remem

Gen. iv, 21. And his brother's | Judah, and the princes of Jerubrance of things that are to come

name was Jubal: he was the salem, the eunuchs, and the with those that shall come after.

| father of all such as handle the priests, and all the people of the Eccles. lil, 15. That which hath

harp and organ. land, which passed between the been is now; and that which is to parts of the calf.

Gen. xxxi, 27. Wherefore didst be hath already been; and God ro

thou flee away secretly, and steal quireth that which is past..


away from me, and didst not tell

me, that I might have sent theo Eccles vil, 10. Say not thou,


away with mirth, and with songs, What is the cause that the former

1 Sam. xviii, 7. And the women with tabret, and with harp? days were better than thene? for thou dost nut enquire wisely con

answered one another as they 2 Sam. vi, 5. And David, and played, and said, Saul hath slain

all the house of Israel, played cerning this. his thousands, and David his ten

before the LORD on all manner of thousands.

instruments made of fir-wood, HERALDRY.

1 Chron. xv, 22. And Chenaniah, even on harps, and on psalteries, Num. 1, 17, 18. And Moses and chief of the Levites, was for song: and on timbrels, and on cornets, Aaron took these men which are he instructed about the song, bo- and on cymbals. expressed by their names: And cause he was skilful.

1 Chron. XIII, 8. And David and they assembled all the con- | 1 Chron. XXV. 7. So the number all Israel played before God with gregation together on the

of them, with their brethren that all their might, and with singing, first day of the second month,

were instructed in the songs of the and with harps, and with psalterand they declared their pedigrees

LORD, even all that were cunning, ies, and with timbrels, and with after their families, by the house

was two hundred fourscore and cymbals, and with trumpets. of their fathers, according to the

eight, number of the names, from

1 Chron. xv, 19--21. So the twenty years old and upward, by

Neh. xi, 23. For it was the king's sin

88 singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan

commandment concerning them, their polls.

were appointed to sound withcymthat a certain portion should be

hals of brass; And Zechariah, and • 1 Chron. v, 17. All these were for the singers, due for every | Azielandsbemiramuth,and Jehiel, reckoned by genealogies in the day.

and Unni, and Eliab, and Maasedays of Jotham king of Judah,

Neh, xil, 28, 29, 42, 43, 45, 46. tab, and Benaiah, with psalteries and in the days of Jeroboam king

And the sons of the singers on Alamoth; And Mattithiah, and of Israel.

gathered themselves together, | Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Ezra ii, 59, 60. And these were both out of the plain country Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and they which went up from Tel-round about Jerusalem, and from Azaziah, with harps on the Shemelah, Tel-barsa, Cherub, Addan,' the villages of Netopbatht; Also minith to excel.

of their fathenes, by the house LORD, even all that wens or the and with hansand with singing,

we stringed

out instruments all

all their places, to bring


father for

1 Chron. XVI, 5, 6, 42. Asaph the all this continued until the burnt- song unto thee, O God; anon & chief, and next to him, Zechariah, offering was finished.

psaltery, and an instrument of ten Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Je

Ezra ili, 10. 11. And when the strings, will I sing praises unto hiel, and Maitithiah, and Eliab, builders laid the foundation of the

thee. and Benaiah, and Obed-edom; and

temple of the LORD, they set the Ps. c), 3-5. Praise him with Jeiel with psalteries and with

priests in their apparel with trum- the sound of the trumpet: praise harps: but Asaph made a sound

pets, and the Levites, the sons of him with the psaltery and harp. with cymbals; Benaiah also and

Asaph, with cymbals, to praise | Praise him with the timbrel and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets

the Lord, after the ordinance of dance: praise him with stringed continually before the ark of the

David king of Israel. And they instruments and organs. Praise covenant of God. And with them

gang together by course, in prais- him upon the loud cymbals: praiso Heman and Jeduthun, with trum

iug and giving thanks unto the him upon the bigh-sounding pets and cymbals, for those that

LORD; because he is good, for his cymbals. should make a sound, and with

mercy endureth for ever toward Eccles. II, 8. .... I gat mo musical instruments of God. And

Israel. And all the people shouted men singers and women singers, the sons of Jeduthun were with a great shout, when they and the delights of the sons of porters.

praised the LORD, because the men, as musical instruments, and 1 Chron. XXV, 5, 6. All these foundation of the house of the that of all sorts. were the sons of Heman the king's LORD was laid.

Isa, xxxvIII, 20. The Lord was seer in the words of God, to lift Neh. xli, 27, 35, 36, 41. And at ready to save me: therefore we up the horn. And God gave to the dedication of the wall of Jeru- will sing my songs to the stringed Heman fourteen sons and three salem they sought the Levites out instruments all the days of our daughters. All these were under of all their places, to bring them life in the house of the LORD. the hands of their father for to Jerusalem, to keep the dedisong in the house of the LORD,

cation with Gladness, both with l Daniel lil, 7. Therefore at that with cymbals, psalteries, and thanksgivings, and with siuging,

time, when all the people heard harps, for the service of the house

I with cymbals. psalteries, and with the sound of the cornet. flute. of God, according to the king's

harbs. And certain of the priests' (harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all order to Asaph, Jeduthun and sons with trumpets; namely,

kinds of music, all the people, the Heman. Zechariah the son of Jonathan,

nations, and the languages, fell

down and worshipped the golden 2 Chron. v, 11, 12. And it came the son of Shemaiah, the son of

image that Nebuchadnezzar tho Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, to pass, when the priests were

king had set up. come out of the holy place; (for the son of Zaccur, the son of all the priests that were present Asaph; And his brethren, Shewere sanctified, and did not then

Rev. xiv, 2, 3. And I heard a wait by course: Also the Levites Gilalaí, Maai, Nethaneel, and voice from heaven, as the voice of which were the singers, all of Judah, Hanant, with the musical

many waters, and as the voice of them of Asaph, of Heman, of instruments of David the man of

a great thunder, and I heard the Jeduthun, with their sons and God, and Ezra the scribe before voice of harpers harping with their brethren, being arrayed in them. And the priests; Eliakim, their harps: And they sung as it wbite linen, having cymbals, and Maaseiah. Miniamin, Michaial, I were a new song before the psalteries, and harpe, stood at the Elioenai, Zechariah, and Han. throne, and before the four beasts, east end of the altar, and with aniah, with trumpets.

and the elders; and no man could them an hundred and twenty | P3. xxxli, 2, 3. Praise the LORD

learn that song but the hundred priests sounding with trumpets.) with barp; sing unto him with the

and forty and four thousand, 2 Chron. vil. 6. And the priests I psaltery, and an instrument of ten

which were redeemed from the waited on their omices; the Levites strings. Sing unto him a new

earth. also with instruments of musick song. play skilfully with a loud of the LORD, which David the king noise.

POWER OF MUSIC. had made to praise the LORD, be

Ps. Ixviii, 25. The singers went

1 Sam. x, 5. After that thon cause his mercy endureth for ever, before, the players on Instruments

shalt come to the hill of God. when David praised by their followed after; among them were

where is the garrison of the Philisministry; and the priests sounded the damsels playing with timbrels.

tines: and it shall come to pass, trumpets before them, and all

when thou art come thither to the Israel stood.

lxxxi, 3, 4. Blow up the city, that thou shalt meet a com2 Chron. xxix, 25--28. And he

trumpet in the new-moon, in the Ipany of prophets coming down set the Levites in the house of the

time appointed, on our solemn from the high place, with a psalLORD with cymbals, with psal

feast-day. For this was a statuto tery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a teries, and with harps, according

for Israel, and a law of the God harp, before them; and they shall to the commandment of David. 1 of Jacob.

prophesy. and of Gad the king's seer, and l Ps. lxxxvil, 7. As well the singers 1 Sam. xvi. 15, 16, 17, 19, 23. And Nathan the prophet: for so was as the players on Instruments Saul's servants said unto him, Bethe commandment of the Lord by shall be there: all my springs are hold now, an evil spirit from God his propbets. And the Levites in thee.

troubleth thee. Let our lord now stood with the instruments of

Ps. xcii, 3. Upon an instrument

command thy servants, which are David, and the priests with the of ten strings, and upon the psal

before thee, to seek out a man trumpets. And Hezekiah comtery; upon the harp with a solemn

who is a cunning player on an manded to offer the burnt-offersound.

harp: and it shall come to pass, ing upon the altar; and when the

when the evil spirit from God is burnt-offering began, the song of

upon theo, that he shall play with the LORD began also with the LORD with the harp; with the

his hand, and thou shalt be well. trumpets, and with the instruharp, and the voice of a psalm,

And Saul said unto his servants, ments or lained by David king of With trumpets and sound of cor

Provide me now a man that can I-rael. And all the congregation net, make a joyful noise before

play well, and bring him to me. worshipped, and the singers sang, the LORD, the

Wherefore Saul sent messengers and the ti umpeters sounded: and Ps. cxliv, 9. I will sing a new I unto Jesse, and said, Send me

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Davla thy son, which is with the what my God had put in my heart Nahum II. 16. Thou hast multi. sheep. And it came to pass, when to do at Jerusalem: neither was plied thy merchants abuve the the evil spirit from God was upon there any beast with me, save the stars of heaven, ..... Saul, that David took an harp, beast that I rode upon. And I and played with bis hand: so Saul went out by night by the gate of ITS VICES AND DANGERS, was refreshed, and was well, and the valley, even before the dragon

Prov. xx, 14. It is naught, it is the evil spirit departed from bim. well, and to the dung-port, an'l viewed the walls of Jerusalem,

naught, saith the buyer; but when 2 Kings iit, 15, But now bring which were broken down, and the

he is gone his way, then he boastme & minstrel. And it came to gates thereof were consumed with

eth. pass, when the minstrel played, fire. Then I went on to the gate

Isa. xxill, 11. .... The LORD that the hand of the LORD came

of the fountain, and to the king's hath given & commandment upon him.

pool: but there was no place for against the merchant city, to deEzek. xxxili, 82. And, lo, thou the beast that was under me to stroy the strong holds tlrereof. art unto them as a very lovely pass. Then went I up in the night! Isa. xlvii, 15. Thus shall they song of one that háth a pleasant by the brook, and viewed the wall, / be unto thee with whom thou voice, and can play well on an in- I and turned ba

and turned back, and entered by hast laboured, even thy merchants, strument; for they hear thy words, the gate of the valley, and so re- from thy youth; they shall wanbut they do them not.

turned. And the rulers knew not der every one to his quarter, nono

wbither I went, or what I did; I shall save thee. VARIOUS ALLUSIONS. neither had I as yet told it to the

Ezek. vii, 12, 13. The time is JOB XXI, 12. They take the tim-1 Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the

come, the day draweth near: let brel and harp, and rejoice at the dobles, nor to the rulers, Lior to the

not the buyer rejoice, nor the sound of the organ. rest that did the work.

seller mourn; for wrath is upon Isa. v, 12. And the harp and the

all the multitude thereof. For viol,the tabret and pipe, and wine,


the seller shall not return to that are in their feasts: but they regard


which is gold, although they were not the work of the LORD, neither


yet alive: for the vision is touchconsider the operation of his

Gen. xxxiv, 20, 21. And Hamor

ing the whole multitude thereof, lands. and Shechem his son came unto

which shall not return; neither Ezek. XXVI, 13. And I will cause the gate of their city, and com

shall any strengthen himself in the noise of thy songs to cease; muned with the men of their city,

the iniquity of his life. and the sound of thy barps shall

saying. These men are peaceable Ezek. xxii, 13. Behold, therefore be no more heard.

with us; therefore let them dwell I have smitten mine hand at thy Amos. v, 23. Take thou away in the land, and trade therein; for dishonest gain which thou hast from me the noise of thy songs: the land, behold, it is large enough made, and at thy blood which for I will not bear thé melody of for them; let us take their daugh- bath been in the midst of thee. thy viols. ters to us for wives, and let us

Ezek. xxvii, 32-34, 36. And in Amos vi, 5. That chant to ti give them our daughters.

their wailing they shall take up sound of the viol, and invent to | Judges xviii, 28. And there ioas

a lamentation for thee, and lament themselves instruments of musick, no deliverer, because it was far

over thee, saying, What city is like David. from Zidon, and they had no

like Tyrus, like the destroyed in business with any man; and it was

the midst of the sea? When thy PIONEERING. in the valley that lieth by Beth

wares went forth out of the seas, rehob; and they built a city, and Josh. xviii, 4-6. 8. 9. Glve out

thou filledst many people; thou dwelt therein. from among you three men for

didst enrich the kings of the earth each tribe; and I will send them,

Prov. xxxi, 18. She perceiveth with the multitude of thy riches, and they shall rise and go through

that her merchandise is good: her and of thy merchandise. In the the land, and describe it, accord

candle goeth not out by night. time when thou shalt be broken ing to the inheritance of them; and 18a. xxiii. 2. 3. 8. Be still, ye in- by the seas in the depths of the they shall come again to me. I habitants of the isle: thou wbom waters, thy merchandise, and all And they shall divide it into seven the merchants of Zidon, that pass

thy company in the midst of thee, parts; Judah shall abide in their over the sea, have replenished.

shall fall. The merchants among coast on the south, and the house And by great waters the seed of

the people shall hiss at thee: thou of Joseph shall abide in their Sihor, the harvest of the river, is shalt be a terror, and never shalt coasts on the north. Ye shall her revenue; and she is a mart of be any more. therefore describe the land into nations. Who hath taken this Ezek, xxviil, 16, 18. By the mulseven parts, and bring the descrip

titude of thy merchandise they tion bitber to me, that I may casting city, whose merchants are have filled the midst of thee with lots for you here before the LORD princes, whose traffickers are the violence, and thou hast stoned: our God. And the men arose, and honourable of the earth?

therefore I will cast thee as prowent away: and Joshua charged Ezek. xxviil, 4, 5. With thy wis

fane out of the mountain of God; them that went to describe the dom and with thine understanding and I will destroy thee, O coverland, saying, Go and walk through

ing cherub, from the midst of the the land, and describe it, and come

stones of fire. Thou hast defiled again to me, that I may here cast

cast thy treasures: By thy great wisthy sanctuaries by the multitudo lots for you before the LORD in

dom, and by thy traiick, hast of thine iniquities, by the iniquity Shiloh. And the men went and

thou increased thy riches, and of thy traffick; therefore will I pie-ed through the land, and de- tbine heart is lifted up because of

tbine heart is lifted up because of bring forth a fire from the midst scribed it by cities into seven thy riches.

of thee, it shall devour thee; and I parts in a book, and came again

Hosea xii, 8. And Ephraim said,

will bring thee to ashes upon the to Joshua to the host at Shiloh. Yet I am become rich, I have

earth in the sight of all them that Neh il. 12-16. And I arose in found me out substance; in all my

behold thee. the night, I and some few men labours they shall find none ini- Zeph. 1, 11. Howl, yo inhabitants with me; Reither told I any man quity in me that were sin.

I of Maktesh, for all the merchant

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