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haid unto him, Enviest thou for be refresked: I will open my lips Job vi, 21--26. For now ye are my sake? Would God that all the and answer. .

nothing; ye see my casting down, LORU's people were prophets, and Job xxxiil.1-3.5. 31-33. Where- and are afraid, Did I say, Bring that the LORD would put his fore, Job, I pray thee, hear my

unto me? or, Give a reward for Spirit upon them!

speeches, and hearken to all my me of your substance? Or. De1 Sam. xvii, 28. And Eliab his words. Behold, now I have open

liver me from the enemy's hand? eldest brother heard when hoed my mouth, my tongue hath

| or, Redeem me from the band of spake unto the men: and Elial's spoken in my mouth. My words the mighty? Teach me, and I anger was kindled against David, shall ve of the uprightness ol mv will hold my tongue and cance and he said. Why camest thou heart; and my lips shall utter me to understand wherein I have down hither? and with whom bast knowledge clearly. If thou canst erred. How forcible are right thou left those few sheep in the answer me, set thy words in order

mer words! but what doth your aryu. wilderness? I know thy pride, and before me, stand up. Mark well, ing reprove? Do ye imagine to the naughtiness of thine heart: 0 Job; hearken into me: hold thy reprove words, and the speeches for thou art come down that thou peace, and I will speak. If thou of one that is desperate, which mightest see the battle.

last any thing to suy, answer me: I are as wind? Job iv, 2. If we assay to com

speak; for I desire to justify tbee. | Jo) viii, 2. How long wilt thou mune with thee, wilt thou be

Il not hearken unto me: hold thy speak these things and roro long crivei? but who can withbold I peace, and I shall teach theo I shall the words of thv month her himself from speaking? wisdom.

like a strong wind? Job xiil. 2. 3. 6. 13. 17. What ye Job xxxiv. 2. 16. 34. 35. Ilearl Job ix, 2, 3. I know it is so of a know, the same do I know also : I my words, 0 ye wise men: and truth: but low should man be am not aferiur unto you. Surely I give ear unto ine. ve that have just with God? If he will contend would speak to the Almighty, and knowledge. If now thou hast with him, he cannot answer him I desire to reason with God. Hear understanding hear this: hearken one of a thousand now my reasoning, and learken to the voice of my words: Let' Job xi, 2, 3. Should not the to the pleadings of my lips. Hold men of understanding tell me, multitude of words be answereu? your peace, let me alone, that I let a wise man hearken unto me. and should a man full of talk be may peak, and let come on me Jub hath spoken without know- justified? Should thy lies make what cill. Ilear diligently my ledge, and his words were with-men hold their peace? and when sperch, and my declaration with out wisdom.

thou mockest, shall no man make your ears.

Job xxxv, 3, 4. For thou saidst. thee ashamed?

What advantage will it be unto Job xiii, 14. Wherefore do I Job xv, 5. For thy mouth utter

thee? and. What profit shall I take my flesh in my teeth, and eth thine iniquity, and thou

have. I be cleansed from my I put my life in mine hand? choosest tlie tongue of the crafty. sin? I will answer thee, and thy

Job xv, 2, 3. Should a wise man companions with thee. Job xvi, 4-6. I also conid speak

utter vain knowledge, and all his

Jub xxxvi. 2. Suffer mo & little, I belly with the east wind? Should as ye do: it your soul were in my

and I will shew them that I have lhe reason with uoprofitable talk? soul's stead, I could heap up worus against you, and shake yet to speak on Gou's belalf.

or with speeches wherewith be mine head at you. But I would Acts xill, 16. Then Paul stood can do no good? strengthen you with my mouth, I up, and beckoning with his

up, and beckoning with his hand, Job xvi, 2, 3. I have heard many and the moving of my lips should said, Men of Israel, and ye that such things: miserable comforters asswage your grief. Though I fear God, give audience.

are ye all. Shall vain words have speak, my grief is not asswaged;

2 Cor. xii, 19. Again, think ye an end? or what emboldeneth and though I forbear, what am I that we excuse ourselves unto

thee that thou answeresi? easel? 1 you? we speak before God in /

Job xviii, 4. He teareth himself

Job xviii 4. He tearath) Job xvii, 2. Are there not mock-I Christ: but coe do all things, dearly in his anger: shall the earth be ers with me? and doch not mine | beloved, for your edifying.

fursaken for thee? and shall the eye continue in their provocation?

rock be removed out of his place? Job xvill, 2. How long will it AND OF REPLIES, ETC.

Job xix, 2-4. Ilow long will yo be ere ye make an end of words? Gen. xxi, 26. And Abimelech vex my soul, and break me in mark, and afterwards we will said, I wot not who hath done pieces with words? These ten speak.

this thius: neither didst thon tell times have ye reproached me: Job xxi, 2--5. Hear diligently me, neither yet heard I of it, but ye are not asliamed that ye make my speech, and let this be your to-day.

yourselves strange to me. And consulations. Suff-r me that I

be it indeed that I have erred, | Gen. xxvii, 11, 15. And Jacob may speak; and after that I have

mine error remaineth with mysaid to Rebekah his mother, Bespoken, m ck on. As for me, is

self. hold, Esau my brother is a hairy my complaint to man? and if it man, and I am a sinooth man.

Job xx, 2, 3. Therefore do my were so, wliy shonld not my spirit

And Rebekal took goodly raiment thoughts cause me to answer, and be troubled? Mark me, aud be of her eldest son Esau, which

for this I make haste. I have astonished, and lay your hand were with her in the house, and

heard the check of my reproach, upon your mouth. put them upon Jacob her younger

and the spirit of my understandJob xxxii, 10, 17--20. Therefore son,

ing causeth me to answer. I said, Ilearken to me; I also will

Gen. xl. 15. For indeed I was Job xxi, 34. How then comfort slew mine opinion. I said, I will

stolen away out of the land of the ye me in vain, seeing in your answer also my part; I also will

Hebrews; and here also have I answers there retnaineth false shew mine opinion. For I ain

done nothing that they should hood. full of matter, the spirit withiu

pui me into tue dungeon. me constraineth me. Behold, my

Job xxvi. 4. To whom hast thou belly is as wine which hath no 1 Sam. xvii, 29. And David said, uttered words? and whose spirit Vent; it is ready to burst like new What have I now done? Is there I came from thee? bottles. bwill speak, that I may noi & cause.

I Job xxvii, 11. I will teach you

*sxii, 10, 1

i also will

Gen. X

Flet kreveth instruch peth

Peter, Get Chetence unto me los

by the hand of God; that which Prov. x, 17. Ile is in the way of | Lord: this shall not be unto thce. is with the Almighty will I not life that keepeth instruction; but But he turned, and said unto conceal.

le that refuseth reproof erreth. Peter, Get thee bel ind me, Satan:

Prov. xu. 1. Whoso loveth thou art an offence Uuto me; for 2 Sam. xix. 29-30. For all of instruction loveth knowledge: but I thou Navourest not the things my lati ei's house were but deal he that bateth reproof is brutish. that be of God, but those that be men before my lord the king; yet

of men.

Prov. xiil, 18. Poverty and didst thou set thy servant among shame shall be to him that refus.

Gal. il, 11-13. But when Peter them that did eat at thine own

eth justruction: but he that re-was cime to Antiuch, I withstood table: what right therefore have I table: What is ante tie gar leilireproorsman vonument to be

garieth reproof shall be honoured. I him to the lac, because he was yut to cry any more urto tlie

to be limeid. For betore that

meil, ForDe king? And the king said unto Prov. xv. Correction is certain came from Junes, lie lid Liu, Wby speakest thou any grievous unto him that forsu ketheat with the Gentiles: but when more of thy matters? I have the way: and he that hateth | they were come, lie withdry. said. Thou und Ziba divido tle reproof shall die. A scurner loy. and separated himself, fearing laud. And Mephibosheth said oth not one that repruvethliin; them which were of the circumuntu the king. Yea, let him take reither will he go unto the wise. cision. And the other Jewg disall, furasinuch as my lord the Tile ear that lieareth the reproofsembled likewise with him; insoking is come again in peace unto of life, abideth among the wise. much that Barnabas also was his uwu lionise.

lle that refuseth instruction carried away with their dissimulJob vi. 28. Now therefore be despiseth lits own soul; but lie atlon. con ent; louk upon me: for it is that hearetli reproof getteth unevident unto you if I lie. derstanding.

THE EXPRESSION OF GOOD Job xv. 6. Tuine own mouth. Prov. xvii, 10. A reproof enter

RESOLUTIONS. condeinneth thee, and not l; yea, letli more into it wise man than an

NATIONAL. thive own lips testity aguinst hundred stripes into a fool. thee.

Exod. xix, 8. And all the people Prov. xxiv, 23. But to them that answered together, and said, All Job xvii, 10. But as for you all, rebuke him shall be delight, and

that the LORD bath spoken we will do ye return, and corne now: for a good blessing shall come upon

do. And Moses terurned the I cinnot find one wise man them.

words of the people unto the among you.

Prov. xxv, 12. As an earring of LORD. Job xix, 28. But ye should say, I guld, and an ornament of fine

Exod. xxiv. 3. And Moses camo Why persecute we bim, seeing sold, so is a wise repruver upon an

and told the people all the words the root of the inatter is found in obedient ear.

of the LORD, and all the judgme?

Prov. xxvii, 6. Open rebuke is ments: and all the people anJob xxiv, 25. And if it be not so better than secret love.

swered with one voice, and said, now, who will make me a liar,

All the words which the LORD and make my speech nothing

Prov, xxviii, 4. They that forsake the law praiso the wicked;

hath said will we do. worth.

but such as keep the law contend Dert. v. 27. 28. Go thou near, Job xxxiv, 36. My desire is, that with them.

and hear all that the LORD our Job may be tried unto the end,

Eccles, vil, 5. It is better to God shull sy; and speak thou because of his answers for wicked

hear the rebuke of the wise, than unto us all that the LORD our God men.

tur a man to hear the song of shall speak unto thee, and we Job xxxv. 16. Therefore doth fools.

will hear it, and do it. And the Job open bis inouth in vain; he

LORD beard the voice of your multiplieth words withont know

Amos v, 10. They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they

words, when ye spake unto me; ledgu.

abbor him REPROOF.

and the Lond said unto me, i that speaketh up

have heard the voice of the righily. Lev. xix. 17. Thou shall not

words of this people, which they

1 Tim. v. 1. 2. 20. Rebuke not have spoken unto thee: they have hate thiy brother in tline heart:

an older. but entreat him thou shalt in anywise robuky bly

as a well said all that they have neighbour, and not suffer sin upon father; and the younger men as

brethren, The elder women as
mothers; the younger as sisters,

Josh xxiv, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22-21. And Ps. cxll, 5, 6. Let the righteous

with all purity. Thein that sin | 11 1t seem evil unto you to serve smite ino; it shall be a kindness:

rebuku betore all, that others also the LORI), chouse you this day and let bim reprove me; it shall be inay fear,

whom ye will serve; whether the an excellent oil, which shall not

gods which your fathers served, break my heart; for yet my

that were on the other side oi thie

Gcn. xxi. 25. And Abraham prayer also shall be in their

1ood, or the gods of the Amorites, calamities. When their judges reproved Abimelech because of a

in whose land ye dwell; but as for are Verthrown in stuny plac s, Well of water, which Abiinelech's

me and my house, we will serve


vlolently they shall bear my words: for servants had

the LORD. And the people an they are sweet. away.

swered and said, God for that Prov. ix, 7-9. Ile that reproveth

Gen. xxvi, 26, 27. Then Abime wo sliould forsake the LORD, to a Scorner Kelteth to himself lecli went to him from Gerar, and

serve other goils: And the LORD shame: and be that rebukeltal Aluzzith one of his friends, and

drave out from before us all the wicked man gelleth himself a blot. Inicliol the chief captain 0 bis | people, even the Amorites which er lest beariny. And Isaac said unto them,

18c salg unto them, dwelt in the lindl; therefore will hate thee: rebuke a wise man,

Wherefore cupe ye to me, seeing

e, seeing we also serve the LORD, Iur he is and he will love the Civel ye hato me, and have sent me

our God. And the peoplo said instruction to a wise main, and he away from you?

unto Joshua, Nay; but we will will bu yet wiser, toch a jus: Jalth, xvi, 22, 23. Then Peter serve the Lond. And Joshua man, and he will increase in took him, and began to rebuke said unto the people, Yu are witlearning.

him, saying, Be is far from thee, Desses against yourselves that yo

have chosen you the LORD, to round about him bring presents and then took his leave of the serve him. And they said, unto him that ought to be feared. brethren, and sailed thence into are witnesses.

Prov. XX, 25. It is a snare to the Syria, and with him Priscilla and Josh. xxiv, 23. 24. Now there man who devoureth that which is Aquila; having shorn his head in put away (said he) the strange holy, and after tuws to make en. Cenchrea: for he had a vow. gods which are among you, and quiry. Inclino your heart unto the LORD

OBLIGATION OF KEEPING Vowa. God of Israel. And the people / Gen. xxvili, 20-22, And Jacob said unto Joshga, The LORD our vowed a vow, saying, If God will

Num. XXX, 2. If a man yow a God will we serve, and his voice be with me, and will keep me in

vow unto the LORD, or swear an will we obey. this way that I go, and will give

oath to bind his soul with a bond; Jer. xlii, 6. Whether it be good,

me bread to eat, and raiment to

put on, so that I come again to or whether it be evil, we will obey

he shall not break his word, he my father's house in peace, then

he shall do according to all that the voice of tbe LORD our God, to shall the LORD be my God. And

proceedeth out of his mouth. whom we send thee; that it may

this stone, which I have set for al Deut. xxiii, 21, 23. When thou be well with us, when we obey

shalt vow a vow unto the LORD the voice of the LORD our God.

pillar, shall be God's house. ....
Gen. xxxi, 18. I am the God of

thy God, thou shalt not slack to

pay it: for the LORD thy God will Beth-el, where thou anointedst INDIVIDUAL. the pillar and where thou vowedst

surely require it of thee; and it Ps. xvil, 3. Thou hast proved

would be sin in thee. Tbat which Ja vow unto me: DOW arise, get mine heart; thou hast visited me thee out from this land, and re

is gone out of thy lips thou shalt in tbe night; thou hast tried me, turn unto the land of thy kindred.

keep and perform; even a free will and shalt find nothing: I am pur

offering, according as thoa bast posed that my mouth shall not

Num. xxi, 2, 3. And Israel vowed

vowed unto the LORD thy God, transgress. a vow unto the LORD, and said, If

which thou has promised with thy thou wilt indeed deliver this Ps. xxvi, 11. But as for me, I

mouth. people into my hand, then I will will walk in mine integrity: reutterly destroy their cities. And

Job xxii, 27. Thou shalt make deem me, and be merciful unto the LORD hearkened to the voice

thy prayer unto him, and he shall me.

of Israel, and delivered up the hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy Ps. cxvi, 9. I will walk before Canaanites; and they utterly de

VOWS. the LORD in the land of the living.stroyed them and their cities, and Ps. xxll, 25. My praise skall be

P3. cxix. 57. Thou art my por- he called the name of the place of thee in the great congregation: tion, O LORD: I have said that I Hormah.

1 I will pay my vows before them would keep thy words,

2 sam. xv. 7. And it came to that lear him. Matth. xxvi. 33. 35. Peter an. pasg after forty years, that Abo! Ps. 1, 14. Offer unto God thanks8W-red and said unto him. Though salom said unto the king. I pray giving, and pay thy vows unto all men shall be offended because thee, let me go and pay my vow, the most High. of thee, vet will I never be of wbich I have vowed unto the Ps. Ixi. 8. So will I sing praise fended. Peter said unto him. I LORD, in Hebron.

unto thy name for ever, that I Though I should die with thee, P3. Ivi, 12. Thy vows are upon may daily perform my vows. yet will I not deny thee. Like me, O Gód: I will render praises P3. Ixv. 1. Praise waiteth for wise also said all the disciples. unto thee.

thee, O God, in Zion; and unto 99-31, But Peter said. Ps. Ixl, 5. For thou hast given

P3. Ixi, 5. For thou, O God, hast | thee shall the vow be performed. unto him, Although all shall be heard my vows: thou hast given

Ps. Ixvi, 13. I will go into the offended, yet will not I. And me the heritage of those that fear

ur house with burnt-offerings; I will Jesus saith unto him, Verily I thy name,

pay thee my vows. bay onto thee, That this day, even Ps. cxxxii, 1--5. LORD, remember"

P3. cxvi, 14. 16--19. I will in this night, before the cock crow David, and all his afflictions: How twice, thou shalt deny me thrice, he sware unto the LORD andvowed

pay my vows unto the LORD But be spake the more vebement unto the mighty Godof Jacob; Sure

now in the presence of all his ly, it I should die with thee, I will ly I will not come into the taber

people. O LORD, truly I am

thy servant; I am thy servant, not deny thee in any wise. Like- nacle of my house, nor go up into

and the son of thine handwise also said they all. my bed; I will not give sleep to

maid: thou hast loosed my Luke xxii. 33. And he said unto mine eyes, or slumber tu mine

bonds. I will offer to thee the bim, Lord, I am ready to go with eyelids, Until I find out a place

sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will thee both into prison, and to for the LORD, an habitation for the

call upon the name of the LORD. death. mighty God of Jacob.

I will pay my vows unto the LORD VOWS.

Prov. xxxi, 2. What, my som? | now in the preseace of all his Lev. xxii, 18. Speak into Aaron, and

aby people. In the courts of the and to his song, and unto all the land what, the son of iny vows? Lori's house in the midst of thee, children of Israel, and say unto Isa. xix, 21. And the LORD shallo Jerusalem. them, Whatsoever he be of the be known to Egypt, and the LORD. house of Israel, or of the strangers Egyptians shall know the LORD Prov. vii. 14. I have peace-oller. in Israel, that will offer his obla- iu that day, and shall do sacrifice ings with me: this day have I paid tion for all bla vows, and for all and oblation; yea, they shall vow my vows. his free-will offerings, which they la vow unto the LORD, and perform

Eccles. v, 4-6. When thou VOIT. will offer unto the LORD for a | it. burnt-offering.

est a vow onto God, defer not to

Jonah 1, 16. Then the men pay it: for he hath no pleasure 10 Deut. xxiil. 22. But if thou shalt feared the LORD exceedingly, and tools: day that which thou hast forbear to vow, it shall be no sin offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, vowed. Better is it that thou in thee. and made vows.

shouldest not vow, than that thou Ps. Ixxvi, 11. Vow, and pay untol Acts xviil, 18. And Paul after shouldest VOW and Dotpay. the Lok your God: let all that be this tarried there yet a good while, I suffer not thy mouth to cause

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esh to sin: neither say thon bonnd her soul. of pope effect: ! for the pricions thines of the before the angel, that it was an and the LORD shall forgive her. earth, and fulness thereof; for error.......

But every vow of a widow, and of the good will of him that welt

her that is divorced, wherewith l in the bush: let the blessing come Jonah 11, 9. But I will sacrifice

they have bound their souls, shall anto thee with the voice of thanks

upon the head of Joseph, and stand against her. And if she upon the top of the head of him giving; I will pay that that I have

vowed in her husband's house, or vowed. Salvation is of the LORD.

that was separated from bis bound her soul by a bond with an brethren. oath; And her husband heard it,

Josh. xiv, 13. And Joshua bless-

and held his peace at her, and dis-
allowed her not; then all her

led him, and gave unto Caleb the Judoes xi, 30. 31. And Jephthah vows shall stand, and every bond

son of Jephunneh Hebron for an vowed a vow unto the LORD, and wherewith she bound her soul

inheritance. Baid, If thou shalt without fail

shall stand. But if her husband 1 Sam. xxvi. 26. Then Saul said deliver the children of Ammon

hath utterly made them void on to David, Blessed be thou, my son into mine hands, Then it shall

the day he beard them; then be, that whatsoever cometh forth

David: thou shalt both do great whatsoever proceeded out of her things, and also shalt still prevail. of the doors of my house to meet

lips concerning her vows, or con- so David went on his way, and me, when I return in peace from

cerning the bond of her soul, shall Saul returned to bis place. the children of Ammon, sball

not stand; her husband hath made surely be the LORD's, and I will them void; and the LORD shall for

2 Sam. vi, 18. And as soon as offer it up for a burnt-offering. give her. Every vow, and every

David had made an end of offerActs xxiii, 12-15. And when it binding oath to aflict the soul,

ingburnt-offeringsand peace-offerwas day. certain of the Jews her husband may establish it, or

ings, he blessed the people in the banded together, and bound them- her husband may make it yold.

name of the LORD of hosts. selves under a curse, saying that But if her husband altogether hold

1 Chron. xvi, 2, 43. And when they would neither eat nor drink his peace at her from day to day; | David had made an end of oftertiu they had killed Paul. And then he establisbeth all her vows, I ing the burnt-offerings and the they were more than forty which or all her bonds, which are upon

peace - offerings, he blessed the had made this conspiracy. And her: he confirmeth them, because people in the name of the LORD, they came to the chief priests and he held his peace at her in the

And all the people departed, every elders, and said. We have bound day that he heard them. But if

man to his house: And David reourselves under a great curse, he shall any wise make them vold.

turned to bless his house. that we will eat nothing until we after that he hath heard them; then have slain Paul. Now therefore be shall bear her iniquity. These

Ps. cxviil.26... Wehave blessed ve with the council signify to the l are the statutes which the LORD you out of the house of tbe LORD. chief captain, that he bring him commanded Moses between a Jer. xxxi, 23. Thus saith tho down unto you to-morrow, as man and his wife, between the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, though ye would enquire some father and his daughter, being vet As yet they shall use this speech thing more perfectly concerning in her youth in her father's in the land of Judah, and in the him: and we, or ever he come house.

cities thereof, when I shall bring Dear, are ready to kill him.

again their captivity; the LORD

bless thee, 0 habitation of justice,


and mountain of holiness.
Gen. xxxii, 26. And he said, Let
me go, for the day breaketh. And

Deut. xl, 26-28. Behold, I set Num. Xxx, 3--16. If a woman

before you this day a blessing and also vow a vow unto the LORD, | cept thou bless me.

a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the and bind herself by a bond, being

Gen. xlvii, 10. And Jacob bless. commandments of the LORD your in her father's house in her youth; Aud her father hear her vow, and

God, which I command you this ed Pharaoh, and went out from her bond wherewith she bath

day; And a curse, if ye will not before Pharaoh.

obey the commandments of the bound her soul, and her father Gen. xlviii, 4,8,9. And said unto

LORD your God, but turn aside out sball hold his peace at ber; then me, Behold, I will make thee

of the way which I command you all her VOWS shall stand, and fruitful, and multiply thee, and I this

this day, to go afler other gods, every bond wherewith she hath will make of thee a multitude of

which ye have not known. bound her soul shall stand. But people, and will give this land to if her father disallow her in the thy seed after thee, for an everday that he beareth; not any of lasting possession. And Israel

ENTREATY. her vowe, or of her bonds, where- beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Judges xvi, 16. And it came to with she hath bound her sonl, Who are these? And Joseph said pass, when she pressed him daily shall stand; and the LORD shall I unto his father. They arem

1 unto his father, They are my sons, with her words, and urged him, 80 forgive her because her father whom God hath given me in this that his soul was vexed unto disallowed her. And if she had l place. And he said 2

place. And he said, Bring them, death. at all an husband when she vowed, I pray thee, unto me, and I will or uttered aught out of her lips, biess Them.

Ruth 1, 16-18. And Ruth said, where with she bound her soul.

Entreat me not to leave thee, or

Lcv. ix, 22. And Aaron lifted up And her husband heart it and held

to return from following after his hand toward the people, and his peace at her in the day that

Chee: for whither thon goes, I blessed them; and came down he heard it; then her vows shall

will go; and where thou lodgest, I from offering of the sin-offering, stand, and ber bonds wherewith

will lodge: thy people shall be my and the burnt-offering, and peaceshe bound her soul shall stand.

people, and thy God my God: offerings. But I her husband disallowed her

Where thou diest, will I die, and on the day that be heard it: then Deut. xxxill, 1, 16. And this is there will I be buried: the LORD he eball make her vow which she the blessing wherewith Moses the do 80 to me, and more also. U yowed, and that which she utter man of Gol blessed the children ought but death part thee and me. od with her lips. whore with she i of Israel before his death, And When she saw that she was sted.


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tast'y minded to go with per, then Jer. xll. 18. And it shall come Josh. ix. 18. And the children of Bhe left speaking unto her.

to pass, if they will diligently learn Terani smuta tbem nix, because Neh. vi, 4 Yet they sent unto the ways of my people, to swear the pain of ihe Cungregation me tour times after tuus sort; and by my name, The LORD liveth; (as ballsworu unto thein by the LORD 1 answered them after the same ! they taught my prople to swear | God of Israel. And all the conmanner.

by Baal:) tuen shall they be built pregation murmured agaiust the

in the midst of my people. Matt. xv, 23. But be answered

princes. her uot a word. And his disciples

e disciples Rom. i, 9. For God is my wit Jud. xxi. 18. lIowb it, we may came und beson stat him, sayiug,

I ness. whom I serve with my spirit not give them wives of our Send her away; for she crietu ar in the g spel of bis Son, that with

daughters: for the cldren of Ister us.

out ceising I make mention or rael have sworn, saying Cursed Dark x, 47. And when he heard you always in my prayers.

be he that giveth a wilo to Benthat it was Jesus of Nazıreth, he Rom. ix. 1. I say the truth in Jamin. began to c'y vut, and say, Jesus, Christ, I lie not, my conscience 1 Sam. XX, 42. And Jonathan thou son of David, huve mercy on also bearing me wituess iu the said to David, Go in peace i ras mne. Holy Ghost.

much as we have sworn both of Phil, i. 8. For God is my record,

us in the name of the LORD, SIF. TIIE OATII, OR APPEAL TO I now

| how greatly I long after you alí | ing, The LORD be butween me and GOD. in the bowels of Jesus Christ. thee, and between my seed and

thy seed for ever. And he arose Deut. vi. 13. Thou shalt fear the 1 Thess, il, 5. For neitlier at any

and departed; and Jonathan went LORD thy God, and serve him, Jotime used we flattering words, as

| into the city. and shalt swear by his name. yu know, nor a cloak of cuvetousDeut. x. 20. Thou shalt fear the ness; God is witness.

2 Sam. xis, 23. Therefore tho LORD thy God; bim shalt thou Heb. vi, 16. For men verily king said unto Slimei Thon sladit serve and to him shalt thou cleave, si ear by the greater; and an oath not die: and the king sware uuto and swear by his name.

for confirmation is to them an end him. Joshua xxii, 21-23. Then the of all strife.

2 Sam. XX1, 2, 7. And the king children of kouben, and the chil.

called the Gibeonites, and said dren ut Cial, and the hall-tribe of

OBLIGATION OF AN OATII. unto thein: (now the GI!xonile9 Manasseh, answered and said unto Gen. xxiv. 41. Then sbalt thou | were not of the children of Israel, the heads of the thousands of Is | be clear from this my oath, when

but of the remnant of the Amorael, The LORD God of gods, the thou comest to my kindr.d; and

rites, and the children of Israel the LORD God of gods, le knoweth, if they give thee not one, thou

had sworn unto them; and Saal aud Israei he gliall know; if it be shalt be clear from my oath.

sought to slay them in bis zeil to in rebellion, or it in transgressior: Lev. V. 4. Or if aeonl gwear,

the children of Israel and Juclali:) against the LORD, (save us not this

But the king spared Mephibopronouncing with his lips to de day.) That we liave built us an all evilo

sheth, the son of Jonathan, the | evil, or to do good, whatsoever it tar to turn from following the

son of Saul, because of the LORD'S | be that a man shall pronounce LOID, or it to offor thereun burut

onth that toas between them be. with an oath, and it be bid from off ring, or meat-offering, or if to him; when he knoweth of it, then

tween David and Juna:lan the offer pe.ce-offerings thereon, let he shall be guilty in one of these.

son of Saul. the Lord aimselt require it.

Josh ii, 14-20. And the men

1 Kings Ii, 8. 9. And, behold, 1 Sam. XX. 12. 23. And Jonathan ansierod her, Our lite for yours,

thou hast with thee Slimei tho Baid unto David. And as touching if yo utter not this our busi.

son of Gera, a Benjajte of Bathe matter of which thou and i ness. And it shall be, wlien

hurim, which cursed me with a have spoken ol, behold, the LORD the LORD hath given 09 the grievous cure in the day when I be, between thee and ine for ever. I land, that we will deal kindly and I went to Mahanaim: but lie cama

| down to meet me at Jurdan, and 1 Sam. Axir, 13. The LORD there. unto thow, Get you to the moun

I sware to bim by the LORD, easforu bunige, abil judge between me and thee, and see, and plead tain, lest the pursniers ineet you: ing. I will not put thce to death

with the swori. Now thierr furo and hide yourselves there three my cause, and deliver me out of clays, until the purstiers be re

hold hiin not guiltless: for the thine hand, turned: and afterwarı may ye go

art a wise man, and knowest what 1 Kings vili, 31, 32. If any man your way. And the men said

thou oughtest to do unto him; but tres pass against his neighbour,

unto her. We will be blameless of his hoar head bring thou down 10 and un oatia be laid upon him to this thine oath which thou hast

the grave with blood, cause him to swear, and the

made 118 swear. Behold, when we Ps. cxix, 106. I have sworn and oath come before thine altar in

come into the land, thou shalt bind I will perforin it, that I will keep this louse: Then hear thou in

this line of scarlet thread in the thy righteous ju gincuits. lieuvel). ....

window which thou dilst let us Job xvi. 19. Also now, behold down by: and thou shalt bring!

Ezek. xvil, 16-19. As I live, my witness is in heaven, and inythy father, and thy mother, and

saith the Lord Gud, enroly in the record is on ligh. thy brethren, and all thy father's

place rchere the king durclieth that Isaiah Ixv. 16. That he who housebold, liome unto thee. And

made him king. wliuse Outh he bli asith bion-elt in the earth, shall if thou utter this our business.

despised, an i whose cuvenant he bless himselt in the God of truth; then we will be quit of thine

brake, cren with him in the midst and he that sweareth in the earth, oath whicla thou last made us to

of Babylon he sliall die. Neither Bhall swear by the God of truth; Wear.

shall Pharaoh, with his miglily because the toriner troubles are

army and great company. make

Josh. vi, 22. But Joslion had for him in the war. Dy ca ting up furgotten, and because they are

said unto the two men that had mounts, and building forts, lo cut híu from miue eyes,

spied out the country. Go into the l off many persons: Seeing he deIcr. iv. 2 And thou shalt swear, barlot's honse, und bring out spised the oath by breaking the The LURD liveth, in truth, in judo thence the woman, and all that covenant, when, Jo, he had given ment, anu iu righteousness. ... | slie hath, as ye sware unto her. Lis Land, and bath done all these

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