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when the Jews were gone out of gate before the LORD in the sab- eat. But when the Pharisees the synagogue, the Gentiles be- baths, and in the new-moons. And saw it, they said unto him, Beliold. sought that these words might be the burnt-offering that the prince thy disciples do that which is not preached to them the next sab- shall offer unto the LORD in the lawful to do upon the sabbathbath. And the next sabbath-day | Babbath day shall be six lambs, day. camo almost the whole city to- without blemish, and a ram withgether to hear the word of God. out blemish.

Mark ii, 23, 24. And it came to

pass, that he went through the Acts ryl. 13. And on the sabbath Matth. xii. 5. 10-12. Or have ye corn fields on the sabbath day; we went out of the city by a river not read in the law, how tbat on and his disciples began, as they side, where prayer was wont to be the sabbath-days the priests in went, to plock the ears of corn. made; and we sat down, and spake the temple profane the sabbath, And the Pharisees said unto him, unto the women which resorted and are blameless? And, behold, Behold, why do they on the sabthither.

there was a man which had his bath-day that which is not lawsul? Acts xvii, 1, 2. Now, when they hand withered. And they asked had passed through Amphipolis him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on

Luke vi, 1, 2, 5-7. And it came and Apollonia, they came to the sabbath days? that they might

| to pass on the second sabbath Thessalonica, where was a syna-accuse him. And he said unto

after the first that he went through gogue of the Jews: And Paul | them, What man shall there be

the corn fields; and his disciples as his manner was, went in unto among you, that shall have one

plucked the ears of corn, and did them, and three sabbath-days sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the

eat, rubbing them in their hands. reasoned with them out of the sabbath day, will he not lay hold

And certain of the Pharisees sald

unto them, Why do ye that which on it, and lift it out? How much scriptures. then is a man better than a sheep?

Is not lawful to do on the sabbathActs xviii, 4. And he reasoned Wherefore it is lawful to do well

days? And he said unto them, in the synagogue every sabbath,

That the Son of man is Lord also and persuaded the Jews and the on the sabbath days.

of the sabbath. And it came to Greeks.

Luke vi. 9. 10. Then sald Jesus pass also on another sabbath, that

unto them, I will ask you one he entered into the synagogue WORKS OF RELIGION, thing: Is it lawful on the sabbath- and taught: and there was a inan NECESSITY, AND MERCY TO

days to do good, or to do evil? to whose right hand was withered.

save life, or to destroy it! And And the scribes and Pharisees BE DONE.

looking round about upon them watched him, whether he would 2 Kings xi, 5. 7. 9. And he com- all, he said unto the man, Stretch heal on the sabbath-day; that they manded thein, saying, This is the forth thy hand. And he did so: might find an accusation against thing that ye shall do; A third and his hand was restored whole him. part of you that enter in on the as the other. sabbath sall even be keepers of

Lrke xlil, 14. And the ruler of

Luke xiii, 14-16. And the ruler the synagogue answered with inthe watch of the king's house. And two parts of all you that go

of the synagogue answered with dignation, because that Jesus had

indignation, because that Jesus healed on the sabbath day, and forth on the gabbath, even they

had healed on the sabbath-day, said unto the people, There are shall keep the watch of the house

and said unto the people, There six days in which men ought to of the LORD about the king. And

are six days in which men ought work: in them therefore come and the captains over the hundreds

to work: in them therefore come be healed, and not on the sabbath did according to all things that

and be healed, and not on the Jehoiada the priest commanded:

sabbath - day. The Lord then and they took every man his men answered him, and said, Thou

1 John v, 10, 11. The Jews therethat were to come in on the sabhypocrite, doth not each one of

fore said unto him that was cured, bath, with them that should go 1 you on the sabbath loose his ox

It is the sabbath day: it is not out on the sabbath, and came to

or his ass from the stall, and lead

a lawful for thee to carry thy bed, Jeboiada the priest. him away to watering? And

He answered them, He that niado 2 Chron. xxiii, 4, 8. This is the ought not this woman, being a

me whole, the same said unto me. thing that ye shall do; A third daughter of Abraham, whom

Tako up thy bed, and walk. part of you entering on the sab- | Satan hath bound, lo, these eigh- Acts i, 12. Then returned they bath, of the priests and of the teen years, be loosed from this unto Jerusalem from the mount Levites, shall be porters of the bond on the sabbath-day?

called Olivet, which is from Jerydoors: So the Levites and all

salem a sabbath day's journey. Judah did according to all things

John vii, 22, 23, Moses therefore that Jehoiada the priest had con gave unto you circumcision; (not

SABBATH PROFANATION. nanded, and took every man his because it is of Moses, but of the men that were to come in on the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath 12 Kings xvi, 18. And the covert sabbath, with them that were to day circumcise a man. If a man for the sabbath that they had go out on the sabbath: for Jehoia-on the sabbath-day receive cir- built in the house, and the king's ia the priest dis nissed not the cumcision, that the law of Moses entry without, turned he from the courses.

should not be broken; are ye house of the LORD for the king of Ezek. xlvi, 2-4. And the prince

angry at me, because I have made | Assyria. shall enter by the way of the a man every whit whole on the

Neh. xiii, 15-18. In those days porch of that gate without, and sabbath-day?

saw I in Judah some treading shall stand by the post of the gate,

wine-presses on the sabbath, and and the priests shall prepare bis SUPERSTITIOUS OBSERV. bringing in sheaves, and lading burnt-offering, and his peace


asses; as also wine, grapes, and offerings, and he shall worship at

figs, and all manner of burdens, the threshold of the gate: then he Matth. xii, 1, 2. At that time which they brought into Jerusasball go forth; but the gate shall Jesus went on the sabbath day lem on the sabbath-day: and I Dot be shut until the evening through tbe coru; and his disci testified against them in the day Likewise the people of the land ples were an hungered, and began wherein they sold victuals. There shall worship at the door of this, to pluck the ears of corn, and to dwelt men of Tyre also clierein,


od sold on thon gab.

put to death; all the congregation speaking thine own words: Then ner of ware, and sold on the sab shall stone him with stones with- shalt thou delight thyself in the bath unto the children of Judah, out the camp. And all the con LORD, and I will cause thee to ride and in Jerusalem. Then I congregation brought him without upon the high places of the earth, tended with the nobles of Judah, the camp, and stoned him with and feed thee with the beritage of and said unto them. What evil stones, and be died; as the LORD Jacob thy father: for the mouth thing is this that ye do, and pro commanded Moses.

of the LORD hath spoken it. fane tbe sabbath-day? Did not

Jer. xvii, 27. But if you will not ! Jer. xvil, 24, 25. And it shall yonr fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us,

hearken unto mo to ballow the come to pass, if ye diligently and upon this city? yet ye bring

hearken unto me, saith the LORD, sabbath-day, and not to bear a burden, even entering in at the

to bring in no burden through the more wrath upon Israel, by progates of Jerusalem on the sab

I gates of this city on the sabbathfaning the sabbath.

bath-day, then will I kindle a fire day, but hallow the sabbath-day, Lam. 1, 7. Jerusalem rememin the grates thereof, and it shall

to do no work therein; Then shall bered in the days of her affliction, devour the palaces of Jerusalem,

there enter into the gates of this and of her miseries, all her pleas- and it shall not be quenched.

city kings and princes sitting upon ant things that she bad in the

the throne of David, riding in days of old, when her people fell

Lam. il, 6. And he hath violent

chariots and on horses, they, and into the hand of the enemy, and ly taken away his tabernacle, as

their princes, the men of Judah, none did help her, the adversaries if it were of a garden; he hath

and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; saw her, and did mock at her destroyed his places of the assem

and this city shall remain for ever. sabbaths.

bly: the LORD hath caused the

solemn feasts and sabbaths to be Ezek. XX, 21. Notwithstanding forgotten in Zion, and hath de

SABBATH KEPT IN THE the children rebelled against me: spised, in the indignation of his

LETTER. they walked not in my statutes, apgerthe king and the priest. Neh. x, 31. And if the people of neither kept my judgments to dól them, which if a man do, he shall

Hos. 11, 11. I will also cause all |

I will also conse aul the land bring ware, or any her mirth to cease, her feast-days,

victuals, on the sabbath-day to even live in them; they polluted my sabbaths: then I said, I would

her new moons, and her sabbaths, sell, that we would not buy it of and all her solemn feasts.

them on the sabbath, or on the pour out my fury upon them, to

holy-day; and that we would leave accomplish my anger against them

PROMISES TO SABBATH the seventh year, and the exaction in the wilderness. Ezek. xxii, 8. Thou hast despised


of every debt.

Neh. xiii, 19-22. And it came to mine holy things, and hast pro

Isa. Ivi. 2--7. Blessed is the man

pass, that when the gates of Jerufaned my sabbaths. that doeth this, and the son of man

salem began to be dark before Ezek. xxiii, 38. Moreover, th that layeth hold on it; that keep

the sabbath, I commanded that they have done unto me; they eth the sabbath from polluting it,

the gates should be shot, and and keepeth his band from doing have defiled my sanctuary in the

charged that they should not be any evil. Neither let the son of same day, and have profaned my

opened till after the sabbath; and the stranger, that hatlı joined him. sabbaths. self to the LORD, speak, saying,

some of my servants set I at the Amos vili, 5. Saying, When will

gates, that there should no burden The Lord hath utterly separated the new moon be gone, that we

be brought in on the sabbath day. me from his people: neither let may sell corn ? and the sabbath,

So the merchants, and sellers of the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry that we may set forth wheat,

all kind of ware, lodged without tree, For thus saith the LORD making the ephah small, and the unto the eunuchs that keep my

Jerusalem once or twice. Then I shekel great, and falsifying the

testified against them, and said sabbaths, and choose the things balances by deceit.

unto them, Why lodge ye about that please me, and take hold of

the wall? If ye do so again, I will my covenant; Even unto them PENALTY AGAINST

lay hands on you. From that timo will I give in mine house, and

forth came theyno more on the sabSABBATH BREAKERS. within my walls, a place and a

bath. And I commanded the LeExod. xxxi, 14, 16. Ye shall keep name name better than of sons and of

vites that they should cleanse the sabbath therefore: for it is daughters: I will give them an

themselves, and that they should holy unto you; every one that deeverlasting name, that shall not be

come and keep the gates, to sancfileth it shall surely be put to cut oll. Also the sons of the

tify the sabbath day. Remember death: for whosoever doeth any stranger, that join themselves to

me, o my God, concerning this work therein, that soul shall be the LORD, to serve bim, and to

also, and spare me according to cut off from among his people. love the name of the LORD, to be his

the greatness of thy mercy. Six days may work bo done; but servants, every one that keepeth in the seventh is the sabbath of the sabbath from polluting it, and

AND TO BE ALSO KEPT IN SPIRIT. rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever taketh hold of my covenant; Even doeth any work in the sabbaththem will I bring to my holy

Isa. I, 13. Bring no more vain day, he shall surely be put to

mountain, and make them joyful oblations: incense is an abominadeath.

in my house of prayer: their burnt tion unto me; the new-moons and Num. xv, 32-36. And while the

sabbathis the calling of assemblies, offerings and their sacrifices shall be accupted upon mine altar; for

I cannot away with: it is iniquity, children of Israel were in the

mine house shall be called an even the solemn meeting wilderness, they found a man that

house of prayer for all people. Mark ii, 27. And he said unto gathered sticks upon the sabbath

them, The sabbath was made for day. And they that found him Isa. Iviil, 13, 14. If thou turn gathering sticks brought him unto away thy foot from the sabbath,

man, and not man for the sabbath. Moses and Aaron, and unto all from doing thy pleasure on my

Srd. the congregation. And they put holy day; and call the sabbath a him in ward, becanse it was not delight, the boly of the LORD, THE CHRISTIAN SABBATHI. declared what should be done to honourable; and shalt honour him, I Acts xx, 7. And upon the first him. And the LORD said unto not doing thine own ways, nor day of the week, when the disMoses, The man shall be surely finding thine own pleasure, nor | ciples camo together to break for the saints, as i the landi, 34, 35, 43. Then shall I thesand be not redeemed in

brend, Paul preached unto them, yoar, and eat yet of old fruit until him, and shall return unto his really to depart on the morrow, the ninth year, until her fruits own family, and unto the posses. and continued his speech until come in ye shall eat of the old sion of his fathers shall be return. midnight.

store. 1 Cor. xvi, 1, 2. NOW concerning

these years, then he shall go out the collection for the saints, as I the land enjoy her sabbaths, as in the year of jubilee, both be, and have given order to the churches long as it lieth desolate, and ye be his children with liim. of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon in your enemies' land; eren then Lev. xxvii, 24. In the year of the first day of the week let every shall the land rest, and enjoy her the jubilee the field shall return one of you lay by him in store, as sabbaths. As long as it lieth unto him of whom it was bought, God bath prospered him, that desolate it shall rest; because it cven to him to whom the possesthere be no gatherings when I did not rest in your sabbaths, sion of the land did belong. come.

when ye dwelt upon it. The

land also shall be left of them, and Rev. 1, 10. I was in the Spirit on

OTIIER HOLY DAYS. sball enjoy her sabbaths, while the Lord's day, and heard behind she lleth desolate without them:

Erod. xxiii, 14. 17. Three times me a great voice, as of a trumpet. and they shall accept of the pun

thou shalt keep a feast unto me Ishmont of their iniquity: because,

in the year. Three times in the JEWISHI SABBATH NOT

even because they despised my 1 year all thy males shall appear BINDING ON CHRISTIANS.

judsments, and because their before the LORD God. Col. 11. 16. 17. Let no man soul abhorred my statutes.

Exod. xxxiv, 23, 24. Thrice in therefore judge yon in meat, or in

2 Chron. xxxvi. 20. 21. And the year shall all your men-childrink, or in respect of an holyday,

them that had escaped from the dren appear before the Lord GOD. or of the new moon, or of the

sword carried he away to Baby- the God of Israel. For I will cast sabbath-days; Which are a sha lon. where they wera Kervants to out the nations before thee, and dow of things to come; but the him and his sons until the reign enlarge

enlarge thy borders: neither shall body is of Christ. of the kingdom of Persia: To

| any man desire thy land, when full the word of the Lord by the

thou shalt go up to appear beforo 4th.

mouth of Jeremiah, until the the LORD thy God thrice in the SABBATICAL YEAR.

land had enjoyed her sabbaths: year. E.cod. xxiii, 10, 11. And six for as long as she lay desolate she Lev. xxill, 2, 4, 44. Speak unto years thon shalt sow thy land, I kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore the children of Israel, and say and shalt gather in the fruits and ten years.

unto them, Concerning the feasts thereof; But the seventh year

of the LORD, which ye shall prothou shalt let it rest and lie still;


claim to be holy convocations, that the poor of thy people may | THE YEAR OF JUBILEE. even these are my feasts. These eat: and what they leave the

Lev. XXV, 8-13, 39-41, 64. And

are the feasts of the LORD, even beasts of the field shall eat. In thou shalt number seven sab- holy con

holy convocations, which ye shall like manner thou shalt deal with

proclaim in their seasons. And thy vineyard, and with thy olivein my one-times seven years; and the space

Moses declared unto the children yard. of the seven sabbaths of years

of Israel the feasts of the LORD. Lev. XXV, 2-7, 20-22. Speak / shall be unto thee forty and ninel Deut. xvi, 16. Three times in a unto the children of Israel, and years. Then shalt thou cause 1 year shall all thy males appear say unto them, When ye come the trumpet of the jubilee to before the LORD thy God in the unto the land which I give you, sound, on the tenth day of the place wlilch he shall choose; in then shall the land keep a sab-1 seventh month; in the day of the feast of unleavened bread, and bath unto the LORD. Six years atonement shall ye make the l in the feast of weeks, and in the thou shalt sow tby field, and six trumpet souud thronghout all | feast of tabernacles: and they years thou shalt prune thy vine- your land. And ye shall ballow | shall not appear before the LORD yard, and gather in the fruit the fiftieth year, and proclaim empty. thereof;. But in the seventh year liberty throughout all the land Judges xxl, 19. Then they said, shall be a sabbath of rest unto unto all the inhabitants thereof;

habitants thereor: Behold, there is a feast of the the land, a sabbath for the LORD: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and Lord in Shiloh yearly, in a place thou shalt neither sow thy feld, 1 ye shall return every man unto which is on the north side of nor prune thy vineyard. That his possession, and yo shall re-l Rethel on the east side of the which groweth of its own accord | turn every man unto his family. I highway that goeth up from of thy harvest thou shall not lA jubilee shall that firtieth yeur | Beth-el to Shechem, and on the reap, neither gather the grapes of be unto you: ye shall not sow, south of Lebonah. thy vine undressed: for it is a neither reap that which groweth year of rest unto the land. And of itself in it, nor gather the

1 Sam. 1, 3, 21. And this man the sabbath of the land shall be grapes in it of thy vine undressed.

went up out of his city yearly, to meat for you; for thee, and for thy For it is the jubilee; it shall be

worship and to sacrifice unto tho servant, and for thy maid, and for holy unto you: ye shall eat the

LORD of hosts in Sulloh: and tho thy hired servant, and for thy increase thereof out of the field.

two sons of Eli, Hophni and stranger that sojourneth with in the year of this jubilee ye shall

Phinelias, the priests of the LORD, thee. And for thy cuttle, and for return every man unto his pos

were there. And the man Elkthe beast that are in thy land, session. And if thy brother that

anah, and all his house, went up shall all the increase thereof bedroelleth by thee be waxen poor,

to offer unto the LORD the yearly meat. And if ye shall say, What and be sold unto thee; thou shalt

sacrifice, and his vow. shall we eat the seventh year? not compel him to strve as a bunl 2 Chron. viii, 13. Even after a behold, we shall not sow, nor servant: But as an hired servant, certain rate every day, offering gather in our increase; Then I and as a sojourner, he shall be according to the commandment will command my blessing upon with thee, and shall serve thee of Moses, on the sabbaths, and on you in the sixth year, and it sball unto the year of jubilee. And the new-moons, and on the sulenin bring forth fruit for three years, then sball he depart from thee, feasts, three times in the year, And yo shall EOW the eighth | both he and his children with even in the foast of unleaveued

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bread, and in the feast of weeks, lambs, and a ram; they shall be , ering, which is in the end of the and in the feast of tabernacles without blemish.

year, when thou hast gathered in 2 Chron. xxx, 25. And all the

thy labours out of the field. congregation of Judah, with the 1 Sam. xx, 3. 24. Then Jona- 1 Ecod. xxxiv, 22. And thou shalt priests and the Levites, and all than said to David, To-morrow is observe the feast of weeks, of the ihe congregation that came out of the new-moon; and thou shalt be first-fruits of wheat-harvest, and Israel, and the strangers that missed, because thy seat will be the feast of ingathering at the came out of the land of Israel, empty. So David hid himself in year's end. and that dwelt in Judah, rejoiced. the field; and when the new-moon Lev. xxili, 16-17. And ye shall Neh. viii, 9, 11, 12. And Nehewas come, the king sat him down

count unto you from the morrow miah, which is the Tirshatha, and to eat meat.

after the sabbath, from the day Ezra the priest the scribe, and the 2 Kings iv, 22, 23. And she call

that ye brought the sheaf of the Levites that taught the people,

wave - offering; seven sabbaths said unto all the people, This day Send me. I pray thee, one of the

shall be complete: Even unto is holy unto the LORD your God; young men, and one of the asses,

the morrow after the seventh mourn not, nor weep. For all the that i

that I may run to the man of God. sabbath shall ye number fifty people wept, when they heard the and como again. And he said,

days; and ye shall offer a new words of the law. So the Levites

meat-offering unto the LORD. Yo mund Jhanerinlemesine Wola Lwheretolewa nou stilled all the people, saying, Hold

wo unshall brincont of our habitatione your peace, for the day is holy; nor sabbath. And she said, It

two wave - loaves of two tenthneither be ye grieved. And all shall be well.

deals: they shall be of fine flour, the people went their way to eat,

they shall be baken with leaven; and to drink, and to send portions,

Isaiah i. 14. Your new-moons they are the first-fruits unto the and to make great mirth, because and your appointed leasts my they had nnderstood the words soul hateth; they are a trouble

Deut. xvi, 9-12. Seven weeks that were declared unto them, unto me; I am weary to bear

shalt thou number unto thee: them. Isa. XXX, 29. Yo shall have a

begin to number the seven weeks song, as in the night, when a holy

from such time as thou beginnest

FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS. solemnity is kept; and gladness of

to put the sickle to the corn. And heart, as when one goeth with a

Lev. xxill, 10-14, 20, 21. Speak thou shalt keep the feast of weeks

unto the LORD thy God with a pipe to come into the mountain of unto the children of Israel, and the LORD, to the mighty One of

say unto them, When ye be come tribute of a free-will-offering of Israel,

into the land which I give unto thine hand, which thou shalt give

yon, and shall reap the harvest unto the LORD thy God, accordActs xvill, 20, 21. When they

thereof, then ye shall bring aing as the LORD thy God hath desired him to tarry longer time

sheaf of the first-fruits of your blessed thee; And thou shalt rewith them, he consented not; But

harvest unto the priest; And he joice before the LORD thy God, bade them farewell, saying, I must

shall wave the sheaf before the thou, and thy son, and thy daughby all means keep this feast that

LORD, to be accepted for you; on ter, and thy man-servant, and thy cometh in Jerusalem: but I will

the morrow after the sabbath the maid-servant, and the Levite that return again unto you, if God will.

priest shall wave it. And ye shall is within thy gates, and the stranAnd he sailed from Ephesus.

offer that day, when ye wave the ger, and the fatherless, and the sheaf, an he-lamb without blem-widow, that are among you, in the

ish, of the first year, for a burnt- place which the LORD thy God Lam. i, 4. The ways of Zion do

offering unto the LORD. And the hath chosen to place his name mourn, because none come to the

meat-offering thereof shall be two there. And thou shalt remember solemn feasts: all her gates are

tenth-deals of fine flour mingled that thou wast a bond-man in desolate: her priests sigh, lier

with oil, an offering made by fire Egypt: and thou shalt observe virgins are alllicied, and she is in

unto the LORD for a sweet savour, and do these statutes. bitterness.

and the drink - offering thereof Acts il, 1. And when the day of Hosea ix, 5. What will ye do in shall be of wine, the fourth part of

e of wine, the fourth part or Pentecost was fully come, they the solemn day, and in the day of an bin. And ye shall eat neither were all with one accord in ono the feast of the LORD? bread, nor parched corn, nor

place. Amos v, 21. I hate, I despise green ears, until the selfsame day

Acts xx, 16. For Paul had deThat ye have brought an offering termined to sail by Ephesnis, beyour feast-days, and I will not

unto your God: it shall be a statute cause he would not spend tho smell in your solemn assemblies.

for ever throughout your genera time in Asia: for he hasted, if it tions in all your dwellings. And

were possible for him, to be at NEW-MOON. the priest shall wave them, with

Jerusalem the day of Pentecost, Num. X, 10. Also in the day of the bread of the first-fruits for a your gladness, and in your solemnwave- offering before the LORD,

FEAST OF TABERNACLES. days, and in the beginnings of with the two lambs: they shall be your months, ye shall blow with holy to the LORD for the priest.

Lev. xvi, 29-31, 33, 34. And the trumpets over your burnt-And ye shall proclaim on the self

this shall be a statute for ever

upon you, that in the seventh offerings, and over the sacrifices same day, that it may be an holy of your peace-ofrerings; that they convocation unto you; ye shall do

month, on the tenth day of the may be to you for a memorial be no servile work therein: it shall

mouth, ye shall afflict your souls. fore your God: I am the LORD | be a statute for ever in all your

and do no work at all, whether it

be one of your own country, or a your God.

dwellings, throughout your gen-

stranger that sojourneth among Ezek. xlvi, 3, 6. Likewise the

you: For on that day shall the people of the land shall worship

priest wake an atonement for you, at the door of this gate before the

FEAST OF INGATHERING. Ito cleanse you, that ye may be LORD, in the sabbaths and in the Exod. xxill, 16. And the feast of clean from all your sins bofore new-moons. And in the day of harvest, the first - fruits of thy the LORD. It shall be a sabbatb the new-moon it shall be a young labours, which thou hast sowu in of rest unto you, and ye shall bullock without blemish, and six I thy field; and the feast of ingath-athlict your souls, by a statute tur ever. And he shall make an day shall be a sabbath, and on of the water-gate, and in the street atonement for the holy sanctuary, the eighth day shall be a sabbath.) of the gate of Ephraim. And all and he shall make an atonement And ye shall take you on the first the congregation of them that for the tabernacle of the congre day the boughs of goodly trees, I were come again out of the capgation, and for the altar; and he branches of palm trees, and the tivity made booths, and sat under shall make an atonement for the boughs of thick trees, and willows | the booths; for since the days of priests, and for all the people of of the brook; and ye shall rejoice | Jeshua the son of Nun unto that the congregation. And this shall before the LORD your God seven day had not the children of Israel be an everlasting statute unto you,days. And ye shall keep it a done so: and there was very great to make an atonement for the feast unto the LORD seven days gladness. Also day by day, from children of Israel for all their sins in the year. It shall be a statute the first day unto the last day, he once a year. And he did as the for ever in your generations: ye read in the book of the law of LORD commanded Moses.

shall celebrate it in the seventh God: and they kept the feast seven

month. Yo shall dwell in booths days; and on the eighth day was Lev, xxiii, 24-37, 39--43. Speak seven days; All that are Israelites a solemn assembly, according unto unto the children of Israel, say born shall dwell in booths : That the manner. ing. In the seventh month, in the your generations may know that first day of the month, shall ye I made the children of Israel to

| Ilos. sii, 9. And I, that am the have a sabbath, a memorial of dwell in booths, when I brought Eount will vat make thee to

e to LORD thy God from the land of blowins of trumpets, an holy con- them out of the land of Egypt:ll dwell in tabernacles, as in the vocation. Ye shall do no servile

am the LORD your God, work therein; but ye shall offer

days of the solemn feast

Lev. xxix, 1, 7. And in the an offering made by fire unto the

Zech. xiv, 16, 18, 19. seventh month, on the first day of

And it LORD. And the LORD spake unto the month, yo shall have an holy |

shall come to pass, that every one Moses, saying, Also on the tenth convocation; ye shall do no ser

that is left of all the nations which day of this seventh month there vile work: it is a day of blowing

came against Jerusalem shall even shall be a day of atonement; it the trumpets unto you. And ye

go up from year to year to worshall be an holy convocation unto shall have on the tenth day of

ship the King, the LORD of hosts, you; and ye shall afllict your this seventh month an holy con

and to keep the feast of tabersouls, and offer an offering made vocation; and ye shall a Mict your

| pacles. And if the family of by fire unto the LORD. And ye souls: ye shall not do any work

Egypt go not up, and come not, shall do no work in that same day; the

that have no rain, there shall be for it is a day of atonement, to

the plague wherewith the LORD make an atonement for you before

Num. XXIX, 12. And on the fif

will smite the heathen that the LORD your God. For whatsoteenth day of the seventh month

come not up to keep the feast of ever soul it be that shall not be ye shall have an holy 1 ye shall have an holy convocation;

tabernacles. This shall be the afflicted in that same day, he shall 1 ye shall do no servile work, and

punishment of Egypt, and the be cut off from among his people. 1 ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD

punishment of all nations that And whatever Boul it be that seven days.

come not up to keep the feast of doeth any work in that same day. Deut. XVI, 13-15. Thou shalt ob- | tabernacles. the same s ul will I destroy from serve the feast of tabernacles

John vii, 2. Now the Jews' among his people. Ye shall do seven diye, after that thou hast

feast of tabernacles was at hand. no manner of work; it shall be gathered in thy corn and thy a statute for ever tbroughout your wine; And thou sbalt rejoice in

FEAST OF DEDICATION. generations, in all your dwellings. thy feast, thou, and thy son, and

2 Chron. vii, 8-10. Also at the It shall be unto you a sabbath of thy daughter, and thy man-serrest, and ye sball aplict your souls: vant and thy maid-servant, and

same time Solomon kept the feast in the ninth day of the month at I the Levite, the stranger, aná the seven days andall Israel with bim. even, froin even unto even, shall fatherless, and the widow, that

| a very great congregation, from the ye celebrate your sabbath. And are within thy gates. Seven days

entering in of Hamath unto the the LORD spake unto Moses, say-shalt thou keep a solemn feast

river of Egypt. Aud in the eighth ing, Speak unto the children of unto the LORD thy God in the

day they made a solemn assemIsrael, saying, The fifteenth day place which the LORD shall choose:

bly: for they kept the dedication of this seventh month shall be the because the LORD thy God shall

of the altar seven days, and the feast of tabernacles for seven days bless thee in all thing increase,

feast seven days. And on the unto the LORD. On the first day and in all the works of thine

three and twentieth day of the

seventh month he sent the people shall be an holy convocation; yo bands: therefore thou shalt sureBhall do no servile work therein. I ly rejoice.

away into their tents, glad and Seven days ye shall offer an offer

merry in heart for the goodness Neh, viil. 14-18. And they found

that the LORD had shewed unto ing made by fire unto the LORD; written in the law which the LORD

David, and to Solomon, and to Ison the eighth day shall be an holy bad commanded by Moses, that convocation unto you, and ye the children of Israel should dwell

wend b aa commandera honiddur /rael his people. shall offer an offering made byl in booths in the feast of the Eara vi, 16. 17. And the children fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn seventh inonth : aud tha

seventh month: and that they of Israel, the priests, and the assembly, and ye shall do no ser should publish and proclaim in all

Levites, and the rest of the chilvile work therein. These are the their cities, and in Jerusalem,

dren of the captivity, kept the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall saying. Go forth unto the mouut,

dedication of this house of God proclaiin to be holy convocations, and fetch olive-branches, and pine

with joy. And offered at the to offer an offering made by fire branches, and myrtie-branches,

dedication of this house of God unto the LORD, a burnt-offering. and palm-brancbes, and branches

| an hundred bullocks, two hundred and a meat-offering, a sacrifice and of thick troes, tu make booths, as

rams, four hundred lambs, and for

a sin-offering for all Israel, twelve his day; Also in the fifteenth day torth, and brought them, and made

le-goats, according to the number of the seventh month, when yo themselves bootlis, every one

| of the tribes of Israel. have fallered in the fruit of the upon the roof of his house, and in John x, 22. And it was at Jeruland, ye shall keep a feast unto their courts, and in the courts of salein the feast of the dedication, the LORD seven days; on the first I the house of God, and in the street and it was winter.

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