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onto them. Ont of the eatoz camo fowl of every wing; in the shadow dwelleth in me, and I lp him. As
of the branches thereof shall they the living Father hath sent me, came forth sweetness. And they dwell. And all the trees of the and I live by the Father, so ho could not in three days expound
field shall know that I the LORD that eateth me, even he shall live the riddle. And it came to pass have brought down the bigh tree, by me. This is that bread which on the seventh day, that they havo exalted tho low tree; have came down from heaven; not as said unto Samson's wife, Entice dried up the green tree, anil havo your fathers did eat manna, and thy husband, that he may declare made the dry iree to flourish: I the are dead. He that eateth of this unto us the riddle, lest we burn LORD have spoken, and have done bread shall live for ever. thee and thy father's house with it.
1 Cor. x, 3. And did all eat tho fire: have ye called us to take that | Ezek. xxxiv, 29. And I will raise
same spiritual meat. we have? is it not so? And Samson's up for them a plant of renown, wite wept before him, and said, and they shall be no more con
WATER. Thou dost but hate me, and lovest sumed with hunger in the land, me not: thou hast put forth a neither bear the shame of the
John iv, 10--12. Jesus answered riddle unto the children of my heathen any more.
and said unto her, If thou knowpeople, anil hast not told it me.
est the gift of God, and who it is
Zech. ill. 8. Ilear now, O Joshua that saith to thee. Give me to And he said unto her, Beliold, I the high priest, thou, and thiy drink: thou wouldest have asked have not told it my father nor iny
fellows that sit before thee; for of him and
te; or of him, and he would have given mother, and shall I tell it thee? |
they are men wondered at: for, thee living water. And she wept before him the
The woman behold. I will bring forth my ser- saith unto him. Sir, thou hast noBuven days, while their feast
vant The BRANCH. lasted: and it came to pass on tho
thing to draw with, and tho well
Zech. vi, 12, 13. And speak 'unto is deep: from whence then bast seventh day, that he told her, because he lay sore upon him; and
him, saying, Thus speaketh the thou that living water? Art thou she told the ridule to the children
LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the greater than our father Jacob,
man whose name is The BRANCHI; which gave us the well, and drank of her people. And the men of the city said unto him on the
and he shall grow up out of his, thereof himself, and his children,
place, and he shall build the tem- and his cattle? seventh day before the sun went down, What is sweeter than
ple of the LORD: Even be shall honey? and what is stronger than
John vil, 37-39. In the last day; build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, and shall
that great day of the feast, Jesn9 a lion? Aud ho said unto them, If ye had not ploughed with my sit and rule upon his throne; and
stood and cried, saying, If any ho shall be a priest upon bis
man thirst, let him come unto me, heiler, ye had not fuund out my throne: and the counsel of peace
and drink. He that believeth on riddlo. shall be between them both.
me, as the scriptures hath sid, Exek. xvii, 2. Son of man, put
out of his belly shall flow rivers of forth a riddle, ani spouk a parable
living water. (But this spake bo
BREAD. unto tho house of Israel.
of the Spirit, wuich they that beJohn VI, 82--35, 48, 50-58. Then
lieve on him should receive: for Jesiis said unto them, Verily, the Holy Ghost was not yet giren; 7. EMBLEMS AND TITLES OF Verily, I say puto you, Moses
because that Jesus was not yet CIIRIST gave you not that bread from
glorified.) THE BRAXCII.
heaven; but my Father giveth 18a. iv. 2. In that day shall the you the true bread from heaven.
SHEPHERD brancis of the LORD bo beautiful
For the bread of God is he which
cometh down from heaven, and Ezelc. xxxiv, 23. And I will set and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely
giveth life unto the world. Then up one shepherd over them, and
said they unto him, Lord, ever he shall feed them, cren my serfor thein that aro escaped of Israel.
moro give us this bread. And vant David; he shall feed them,
Jesus said unto them, I am the and he shall be their shepJer. xxxill, 14-16. Behold, the bread of life: he that cometh to herd. days come glith the Lord, that I me shall never hunger; and hel Micah v. 4. 5. And he shall will perform that good thing which I that believeth on me shall never stand and feed in the strength of I have promised unto the bouse thirst. I am that bread of life. I the LORD, in the majesty of tho of Israel, and to the house of
This is the bread which cometh name of the LORD his God; and Jolah. In those days, and at
| down from heaven, that a man they shall abide: for now shall ho that time, will I cause the Branch
may eat thereof, and not die. I be great unto the ends of the or rishiteollsness to grow up unto Jam the living bread whicla came earth. And tbis man shall be tlio Davil: and he shall execute juugel down from heaven; if any man peace, when the Assyrian shall ment and righteousness in the eat of this bread, he shall live for
come into our land; and when ho land. In those days shall Judah ever: and the bread that I will
shall tread in our palaces, then be savel, and Jerusalem sball give is my flesh, which I will give
shall we raise against him seven dwell safely: and this is the name for the life of the world. The
shepherds, and eight principal wherewith she shall be called, The
Jews therefore strove among men. LORD our Righteousness.
themselves, saying. How can this Ezek. xvii, 22--24. Thus saith the man give us his flesh to eat? Then Lord God; I will also take of the Jesus said unto them, Verily,
John xi, 25. .... I am highest branch of the high cedar. Verily, I say unto you, Except ye
surrection, and the life. . . . . and will set it; I will crop off eat tho flesh of the Son of man,
John xiv, 19. ..... Because I from the top of his yonng twigs and drink his blood, yo have no a tender one, and will plant it life in you. Whoso eateth my
live, ye shall live also. upon an high mountain and flesh, and drinketh my blood, 2 Tim. i, 10. But is now made eminent: In the mountain of the bath eternal life; and I will raise manifest by the apparing of our beizht of Israel will I plant it; bim up at the last day. For my Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath and it shall bring forth boughs, Qesh is ineat Indeed, and my blood abolished death, and hath brought and bear fruit, and be a goodly is drink indeed. He that eateth life and immortality to light cedar: and under it shall dweli all my fesb, and drinketh my blood, I through the gospel.
john stood and two
1 Peter ... - Beis precious: but
all have the light
1 John 1, 2. (For the life was, builders rejected, the same is 1 prisoners from the prison, and manifested, and we have seen it, become the head of the corner: them that sit in darkness, out of and bear witness, and shew unto this is the Lord's doing, and it is the prison house. you that eternal life which was marvellous in our eyes?
Mal. iv, 2. But unto yon that with the Father, and was mani- Mark xil. 10. 11. And have ye fear my name shall the Sun of fested unto us.)
not read this scripture, The stone righteousness arise with healing 1 John v, 11, 12. And this is the which the builders rejected is be-in his wings: and ye shall go recird, that God hath given to us come the head of the corner: This forth and grow up as calves of the eternal life; and this life is in his was the Lord's doing, and it is stall. Son. He that hath the Son hath marvellous in our eyes?
LIGIIT OF THE WORLD. life; and he that hath not the Son
Luke xx, 17. And he beheld Luke i, 78, 79. Through tho of God hath not life. them, and said, What is this then
tender mercy of our God; wherethat is written, The stone which
by the day-spring from on high LAMB. the builders rejected, the same is
hath visited us, To give light to
to visited John I, 29, 35, 36. The next day become the head of the corner ? Johu seeth Jesus coming unto Acts iv. 11. This is the stone the shadow of death, to guide our him, and saith, Bebold the Lamb
which was set at nought of you feet into the way of peace. of God, which taketh away the builders, which is become the 1 John vill, 12. Then spake Jesus sin of the world! Again the next bead of the corn
again unto them, saying. I am the
1 Peter 11. 7. Unto you therefore Jiglt of the world: he that followhis disciples; And looking upon
which believe he is precious: but eth me shall not walk in darkness, Jesus as he walked, he saith, Be
unto them which be disobedient, but shall have the light of life. hold the Lamb of God!
the stone which the builders dis 1 John xii, 35, 36, 46. Then Jesus Rev. v, 6. And I beheld, and, lo, allowed. the same is made the said unto them, Yet a little while in the midst of the throne and of head of the corner.
is the light with you: walk whilo the four beasts, and in the midst
ye have the light, lest darkness of the elders, stood a Lamb as it
PREDICTED AS A STUMBLING
come upon you: for he that walkhad been slain, having seven
eth in darkness knoweth not horns and seven eyes, wbich are the seven Spirits of God sent Isa. vill, 14, 15. And he shall be
whither he goeth. While ye have forth into all the earth.
for a sanctuary: but for a stone of ught, believe in the light,
stumbling and for a rock of of. may be the children of light FOUNDATION.
fence to both the houses of Israel. These things spake Jesus, and 1 Cor. ili, 11. For other founda
for å gin and for a spare to the departed, and did hide
from them. I am corne a light tion ein no man lay than that many among them shall stumble,
into the world, that whosoever is laid, which is Jesus Christ. and fall, and be broken, and bo
believeth on me should not abide Eph. ii. 20--22. And are built snared, and be taken.
in darkness, apon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ him Matth. XXI, 44. And whosoever
STARS. self being the chief corner stone; / shall fall on this stone shall be | Num. xxiv, 17. I shall sce him. In whom all the building, fitly broken: but on whomsoever it but not now; I shall behold him, framed together, groweth unto an shall fall, it will grind him to but not nigh; there shall come a holy temple in the Lord: In whom powder.
Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptro ye also are builded together for
Luke xx, 18. Whosoever shall
shall rise out of Israel, and shall an habitation of God through the fall upon that stone shall be
smite the corners of Moab, and Spirit. broken; but on whomsoever it
destroy all the children of Sheth. shall fall, it will grind him to FORETOLD AS THE CORNER STONE. TONE. powder.
Rev. I, 20. The mystery of the Ps. cxviii, 22-24. The stone
Rom. ix, 33. As it is written, seven stars which thou sawest in which the builders refused is beBehold, I lay in Sion a stumbling
my right hand, and the seven come the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; it is
stone and rock of offence; and golden candlesticks. The seven whosoever believeth on him shall
stars are the angels of the seven marvellous in our eyes. This is
churches; and the seven candlethe day which the LORD hath not be ashamed.
sticks which thou sa West are the made; we will rejoice and be glad
beven churches. in it.
Rev. i1, 1. Unto the angel of the 1 Peter 11, 3-5. If so be yo hare 18a. xxvill, 16. Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay
tasted that the Lord is gracious: church of Ephesus write; These in Zion for a foundation a stone, &
To whom coming, as unto a liv. I things saith he that holdeth the triel stone, a precious corner
ing stone, disallowed indeed of seven stars in his right hand, who stone, a snre foundation: he that
men, but chosen of God, and walketu in the midst of the seven believeth shall not make haste.
precious, Ye also, as lively stones, golden candlesticks.
Tare built up a spiritual house) Rev. lii. 1. And unto the angel Zech. iii. 9. For behold the stono an holy priesthood, to offer up of the church in Sardis write: that I have laid before Joshua; / spiritgal sacrifices, acceptable to | These things saith he that hath upon one stone shall be seven God by Jesus Christ.
the seven Spirits of God, and the eyes: behold, I will engrave the
seven stars; I know thy works, graving thereof, saith the LORD of! As LIGIT AND Sux.
that thou hast a name that thou hosts, and I will remove the inl
livest, and art dead. quity of that land in one day.
called thee in righteousness, and Rev. xxii, 16. I Jesus have sent
will hold thine hand, and will mine angel to testify unto you APPLICATION.
keep thee, and give theo for a these things in the churches. I Matth. xxi. 42. Jesus saith unto Covenant of the people, for a am the root and the offspring of them. Dil ye never read in the light of the Gentiles: To open the David, and the bright and mornscriptures, The stone which tho I blind eyes, to bring out the / ing star.
AS A SWORD.
PICTURESQUE DESCRIP. I pit and a great chain in his band. Isa. xlix, 1-4. Listen, O Isles,
And he laid hold on the dragon,
TIONS. unto me; and hearken, ye people,
that old serpent, which is the from far, The LORD hath called
Devil, and Satan, and bound him me from the womb; from the Rev. 11. 18. And unto the angel la thousand years, And cast him bowels of my mother bath be of the chnrch in Thyatira write: Into the bottomless pit, and shut made mention of my name. And These things saith the Son of him up, and set a seal upon bim, he hath made my mouth like a God, who hath his eyes like unto that he should deceive the nations sharp sword; in the shadow of his a flame of fire and his feet are no more, till the thousand years hand bath he hid me, and made like fine brass.
should be fulfilled; and after that me a polished shaft; in his quiver Rev. xix, 11-14. And I saw hea
he must be loosed a Uttle season, hath he hid me; And said unto ven opened, and behold a white
But the rest of the dead lived not me, Thou art my servant, Israel, horse; and he that sat upon him
again until the thousand years in whom I will be glorified. Then was called Faithful and True; and
were finished. This is the first I said, I have laboured in vain, I in righteousness he doth judge
resurrection. Blessed and holy have spent my strength for and make war. His eyes were as
is he that hath part in the first nought, and in vain; yet surely a flame of fire, and on bis head
resurrection: on such the second my judgment is with the LORD De LORD, were many crowns; and he had a
death bath no power, but they and my work with my God. name written that no man knew
shall be priests of God and of but he himself; And he was
Christ, and shall reign with him a Rev. xix, 15, 21. And out of his clothed with a vesture dipped in
thousand years. mouth goeth a sharp sword, that blood: and his name is called The with it he should smite the na-Word of God. And the armies
PAUL'S BATTLE. tions: and he shall rule them with which were in heaven followed 2 rod of iron: and be treadeth him upon white horses, clothed in
1 Cor. xv, 31, 32. I protest by the wine-press of the fierceness fine linen white and clean.
your rejoicing which I have in and wrath of Almighty God. And
Christ Jesus our Lord, I die
daily. If after the manner of men the remnant were slain with the
THE MILLENNIUM. sword of him that sat upon the
I have fought with beasts at borse, which sword proceeded out
Rev. XX. 1-3, 5, 6. And I saw an Ephesus, what advantageth it mo of his mouth; and all the fowls angel come down from heaven, if the dead rise not? let us eat and were Alled with their iesh, baying the key of the bottomless drink; for to-morrow we dle.
PERSECUTIONS IN Gal. iv, 29. But as then he that John Xv, 20. Remember tho GENERAL
was born after the flesh persecut- word that I said unto you, The
ed him that was born after the servant is not greater than his Ps. xciv, 5. They break in pieces Spirit, even so it is now.
lord. If they have persecuted me, thy people, O LORD, and afflict thine heritage.
1 Thess. 11, 14, 15. For ye. breth- they will also persecute you; if
ren. became 'followers of the they have kept my saying, they Ps, cxix, 86. All thy commandchurches of God which in Judea
will keep yours also. ments are faithful: they persecute
are in Christ Jesus: for yo also Acts xiv. 22. Confirming the me wrongfully; help thou me.
have suffered like things of your souls of the disciples, and exhortLam. iii, 45. Thou hast made us own countrymen, even as they
ing them to continue in the faith, as the off-scouring and refuse in have of the Jews; Who both and that we must through much the midst of the people.
killed the Lord Jesus, and their tribulation enter into the kingdom Matth. x, 21. And the brother own prophets, and have persecut- of God. shall deliver up the brother to ed us; and they please not God, death, and the father the child:) and are contrary to all men.
Acts xx, 22, 23. And now, behold, and the children shall rise up
I go bound in the spirit unto
Rev. vi, 9, 11. And when he had against their parents, and cause
| Jerusalem, not knowing the things
that shall befall me there: Save them to be put to death. the altar the souls of them that
that the Holy Ghost witnesseth Marke xiii, 12. Now the brother were slain for the word of God,
in every city, saying that bonds shall betray the brother to death, and for the testimuny which they
and afflictions abide me. and the father the son; and chil-held: And white robes were dren shall rise up against their given unto every one of them;
2 Tim. iil, 12. Yea, and all that parents, and shall cause them to and it was said unto them, that
will live godly in Christ Jesus be put to death.
they should rest yet for a little / shall suffer persecution. Luke xxi. 16. And ye shall be season, until their fellow-servants
1 Thess is
a Thet betrayed both by parents, and
also, and their brethren, that should be moved by these afflicbrethren, and kinsfolks, and
should be killed as they were, tions: for yourselves know that friends, and some of you shall they should be fulfilled.
we are appointed thereunto. For cause to be put to death.
Verily, when we were with you,
FORETOLD AND EXPECTED. 1 Cor. iv, 9. For I think that
we told you before that we should God hath set forth us the apostles
Dan. xl, 33. And they that un- suffer tribulation; even as it came last, as it were appointed to
derstand among the people shall to pass, and yo know. death; for we are made a spec
instruct many: yet they shall fall tacle unto the world, and to
by the sword, and by flame, by VARIOUS FORMS OF PERangels, and to men. captivity, and by spoil, many
SECUTION. 2 Cor. 1, 8. For we would not, days.
RIDICULE. brethren, have you ignorant of Matth. X, 18. And ye shall be
1 Cor. iv, 12, 13. And labour, our trouble which came to us in brought before governors and
working with our own hands: Asia, that we were pressed out of kings for my sake, for a testimony
being reviled, we bless; being measure, above strength, insoagainst them and the Gentiles.
persecuted, we suffer it; Being much that wo despaired even of Matth. xxiii. 34. Wherefore, be-defamed, we entreat: we are made life.
hold, I send unto you prophets, as the filth of the world, and are 2 Cor. vii, 5. For when we were
and wise men, and scribes; and the off-scouring of all things unto come into Macedonia, our flesh some of them ye shall kill and this day. had no rest, but we were troubled | crucify; and some of them shall
Heb. x, 33. Partly, whilst ye on every side; without were fight-ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to
were made a gazing-stock both by ings, within were fears.
city. 2 Cor. xi, 26, 27. In journeyings
partly, whilst ye became comoften, in
Luke x, 3. Go your ways: beperils of waters, in hold. I send you forth as lambs
panions of them that were so perils of robbers, in perils by
used. mine own countrymen, in perils among wolves.
Heb. xi, 36. And others had by the heathen, in perils in the Luke xi, 49. Therefore also said trial of remo
trial of cruel mockings and city, in perils in the wilderness, the wisdom of God, I will send
scourgings, yea, moreover, of in perils in the sea, in perils them prophets and apostles, and among false brethren; In weari some of them they shall slay and ness and painfulness, in watch persecute.
HIATRED AND ANIMOBITY. ings often, in hunger and thirst, Luke xxi, 12. 13. But before all in fastings often, in cold and these, they shall lay their hands on
Gen. xlix, 23. The archers have nakedness.
sorely grieved him, and shot at you, and persecute you, delivering Gal, i, 13. For ye have heard of you up to the synagogues, and
him, and hated him. my conversation in time past in into prisons, being brought before Matth. X. 22. And yo shall be the Jews' religion, how that be- kings and rulers for my name's hated of all men for my name's yond measure I persecuted the sake! And it shall turn to you for sake; but he that endureth to the church of God, and wasted the & testimony.
| end shall be saved.
reproaches "audas stock both by
auten; in perils of water ins
Matth. xxiv. 9. 10. Then shall occasion against Daniel concerns shalt surely dle. Why bast thod they deliver you up to be afflicted, ing the kingdom; but they could prophesied in the name of the and shall kill yon: and ye shall be find none occasion nor fault; for- | LORD, saying. This house shall be hated of all nations for my name's asmuch as he was faithful, neither like Shiloh, and this city shall sake. And then shall many be was there any error or fault found be desolate without an inhabitant? offended, and shall betray one in him. There waid these men, And all the people were gathered another, and shall hate one an | We shall not find any occasion against Jeremiah in the house of other.
against this Daniel, except we the LORD. Luke xxi, 17. And ye shall be find it against him concerning the Acts iv, 18. And they called bated of all men for my name's law of his God.
them, and commanded them not sake.
Acts v, 33. When they heard to speak at all, nor teach, in the Acts iv. 1. 2. And as they spake that, they were cut to the heart, name of Jesus. unto the people, the priests, and
priestsand and took counsel to slay them. I Acts v, 27. 28. 40. And when the captain of the temple, and Acts ix, 23. And after that they had brought them, they set the Sadducees, camo upon them, many days were fulfilled, the them before the council; and the Being grieved that they taught | Jews took counsel to kill him, high priest asked them, Saying, the people, and preached through
Did not we straitly command you, Jesus the resurrection from the STIMULATING OTHERS TO PEE that ye should not teach in this dead.
name? and, behold, ye have filled Acts v, 17. Then the high priest
Jerusalem with your doctrine,
Jer. xxvi, 11. Then spake the rose up, and all they that were
and intend to bring this man's priests and the prophets unto the with him, (which is the sect of the
blood upon us. And to him they princes, and to all the people, Sadducees) and were filled with
agreed; and when they had called saying, This man is worthy to indignation.
the apostles and beaten them, they die; for he hath prophesied against
commanded that they should not Acts xiv, 2. But the unbeliev this city, as yo have heard with
speak in the name of Jesus, and ing Jews stirred up the Gentiles, I your ears.
let them go.
Heb. x, 34. For ye had compaglewd fellows of the baser sort, and
sion of me in my bonds, and took Acts vil. 64. When they heard gathered a company, and set all
joyfully the spoiling of your goods, these things, they were cut to the the city on an uproar, and as
knowing in yourselves that yo heart, and they gnashed on him | saulted the house of Jason, and
have in heaven a better and an with their teeth.
sought to bring them out to the
people. And when they found Acts xxil, 22-24. And they gave
enduring substance. him audience unto this word, and
them not, they drew Jason, and then lifted up their voices, and certain brethren, unto the rulers
IMPRISONMENTS. sald, Away with such a fellow
of the city, crying, These that 2 Chron, xvi, 10. Then Asa was from the earth; for it is not fit
have turned the world upside wroth with the seer, and put him that he should live. And as they
down are come hither also; Whom in a prison house: for he was in a cried out, and cast off their
Jason hath received: and these rago with him because of this clothes, and threw dust into the
all do contrary to the decrees of thing..... air, The chief captain commanded
Cesar, saying that there is an Acts iv, 3. And they laid hands bim to be brought into the castle,
other king, one Jesus. And they on them, and put them in bold and bade that be should be exam
troubled the people, and the unto the next day: for it was now ined by scourging; that he might |
rulers of the city, when they | even-tide, know wherefore they cried 60 beard these things. But when
Acts v, 18. And laid their hands against him. the Jews of Thessalonica had
on the apostles, and put them in knowledge that the word of God Acts xxvi, 11. And I punished
the common prison. was preached of Paul at Berea, them oft in every synagogue, and they came thither also, and stir
Acts vill, 3. As for Saul, he compelled them to blaspheme;
made havock of the church, enterred up the people. and, beingexceedingly mad against
ing into every house, and baling them, I persecuted them even
men and women, committed them unto strange cities.
Acts iv,5-7. And it came to pass
to prison. on the morrow, that their rulers,
| Acts xii, 4. And when he had CONSPIRACIES.
and elders, and scribes. And apprehended him, he put him in Ps. lxxl, 10, 11. For mine ene- | Annas the high priest, and Caia- prison, and delivered him to four mies speak against me; and they pbas, and John, and Alexander. I quaternions of soldiers to keep that lay wait for my soul take and as many as were of the kin-bim; intending after Easter to counsel together, Saying, God dred of the high priest, were bring him forth to the people. hath forsaken him: persecute and gathered together at Jerusalem. take him; for there is none to de- And when they had set them in CORPOREAL PUNISHMENTS. liver him.
the midst, they asked, By what Dark xiii, 9. But tako heed to Jer. xvill. 18. Then said they. | power, or by what name, have yourselves: for they shall deliver Come, and let us devise devices yo done this?
you up to councils; and in the against Jeremiah; for the law
synagogues ye shall be beaten; shall not perisb from the priest,
PREACHING SILENCED. and ye shall be brought before nor counsel from the wise, nor
Jer. xxvi, 8, 9. Now it came to rulers and kings for my sake, for the word from the prophet: come,
pass, when Jeremiah had made a testimony against ther. and let us smite him with the
an end of speaking all that the Acts xvi, 22, 23. And the multitongue, and let us pot give heed |
LORD had commanded him to tude roso up together against to any of his words.
speak unto all the people, that the them; and the magistrates rent Dan. Vi, 4. 5. Then the presid. | priests, and the prophets, and all off their clothes, and commanded ents and princes suught to find the people took him, saying, Thou I to beat them. And when they