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PREFACE TO THE ENGLISH VERSION Gospel, have been studiously regarded, so the circumstances recorded by St. Luke, as to render it evident, that whatever va in his book of the Acts. Prophecies are riations may have been made in the form connected with their accomplishments, as and administration of external worship, far as those accomplishments are included true religion, under the former dispensa- in the Scripture History. Promises and tious, was always essentially the same as threatenings are connected with their retrue religion under the present; that "he spective fulfilment; precept with examis not a Jew which is one outwardly; nei- ple, and with supplication; and the prayers ther is that circumcision which is out of believers with the answers they have ward in the flesh : but he is a Jew which received, All these relations have been is one inwardly, and circumcision is that carefully regarded in this compilation. of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the VIII. Further, the Scriptures are not letter; whose praise is not of nien, but merely intended to lead men to godliness: of God. For in every nation, he that they are intended also to exemplify it. feareth God, and worketh righteousness, Repentance, Faith, Hope, Charity, and Deis accepted of him." Rom. 1. 28, 29. Acts votion, are here exhibited in the most per
In this, the revelation made before fect models; and it has therefore entered the mistitution of the Levitical priesthood, into the design of this work to show the that made during its continuance, and that corresponding emotions and conduct of the which has been made since its termina- Saints, both of the Old Testament and the tion, all agree. The Mosaic ritual was New, when under the influence of those the shadow of good thmgs to come; so dispositions, contemplations, and emowere the priesthood and kingdom of Mel- tions, which are most peculiarly characchisedec: and the body is Christ, who is teristic of true piety; and also to connect essentially the same, both in his person the devotional parts of Scripture with and in his government, yesterday, to-day, the occurrences which gave rise to them, and for Fuer Heb. xiii. 8.
as far as they can be ascertained. Thus 11. But the instruction diffused through is Religion known by its fruits : not as a the Scriptures, respecting the gracious thing merely of times and circumand indispensable operations of the Holy stances : but a living principle in the Ghost the Siauclifier, has not been forgot- mind, which times and circumstances ten: and the references on this article will call into action, and contribute to display: show, that, as to his sacred influence on IX. The aphoristic and pvetical parts of the rinus of the Inspired Penmen, we are the Sacred Writings are also connected, so indehted for all the truths they have as to illustrate and enforce each other; taught us, so to his influence on the that the Reader may be constantly imminds of those who receive and regard pressed with those momentous truths, them, must such persons be indebted for and that sublime language with which all they have learned, or can learn, of they abound, and which afford perpetual them. His work completes the great de- food for the best exercises of the unsign of the whole ; and his assistance and derstanding, and the finest emotions of blessing are distinctly promised to all who the lieart; at once furnishing materials sincerely ask them.
for the most rational entertainment, and VII. As the Scriptures harmonize in the most solid instruction. In this restheir primary and general objects, so do pect, the Scriptures will be found to rethey with regard to the particular subjects semble the garden of Eden, in which the comprehended in their plan. Historical Lord GOD has made to grow every tree accounts are verified by other coincident that is pleasant to the sight, and good for ones, or by accounts of the persons or spiritual food. But no Cherubim or places to which they refer. The prophe- flaming sword are here to prohibit accies of one Prophet, concerning events cess to the Tree of Life. The children of which were to take place, relating either the second Adam may freely, and without to kingdoms, families, individuals, or the fear or interruption, now put forth their world at large, are consistent with those hands to its soul-reviving fruit, and take, pronounced by other Prophets. The ac- and eat, and live for ever. counts of the Jewish polity under its vari- X. The agreement of the Sacred Writers ous vicissitudes, are confirmed by the writ- with each other will he found not only to ings the Prophets who lived during exist in the subjects on which they treat, after those vicissitudes; while the former but to extend to their own individual chatend reciprocally to establish the authen-racters. It will appear that they were all ticity of the latter. The histories of the animated by the same Spirit, that they Four Evaugelists have a regular connec- were all holy men, speaking as they were tion and parallelism, especially those of moved by the Holy Ghost, calling men Matthew, Mark, and Luke. The recital of to holiness, as the indispensable requisite the transactions of the Apostles, after the to the enjoyment of everlasting happiness, ascension of our Lord, strongly authenti- ---men, nevertheless, of like passions with cates the Apostolic Epistles; and Archdeil- ourselves, conscious of their own natural con Paley has well shown the confirmation infirmity and sinfulness, and of the mercy which the Epistles of St. Paul derive front of God through Christ Jesus, as their only
OF THE POLYGLOTT BIBLE. refuge from his just displeasure. In short, rusals, like gathered flowers, withier in our they were men fearing God; loving God; hands, and lose their fragrancy; but these loving his character, his laws, his will; ad- unfading plants of Paradise become, as we miring his great and wonderful purposes, are accustomed to them, still more and and voluntarily, deliberately, and determi- more beautiful; their bloom appears to be nately devoting themselves to his service, daily heightened, fresh odours are emitted, whatever it might cost them, and to-what- and new sweets extracted from them. He ever it might expose them. On all these who hath once tasted their excellencies, accounts, they are held forth as examples, will desire to taste them yet again; and whose faith, patience, and practice, Chris he who tastes them oftenest will relish tians are to follow. 1 Cor. xi. 1. Heb. xii. them best." 7. Ja, v. 10.
Happy in having laboured to facilitate It is thus that the Scriptures are PROFIT- the acquaintance of the Christian with ABLE to all the purposes for which they are this invaluable treasure, the Editor has destined, and are calculated
to make the now only to implore the blessing of Him man of God PERFECT, and thoroughly fur- by whom its exhaustless stores have been nished unto all good works. To the in- bestowed on sinful man; and to hope that spired Pages at large may be applied the his feeble endeavours may be instrumental remarks of the excellent Bishop Horne (on in advancing the Reader's edification, and, the Psalms.) "Indited under the influence in their humble measure, tend to promote of Him, to whom all hearts are known, and that happy state of things, so long foretold all events foreknown, they suit mankind and so ardently to be desired, in which in all situations, grateful as the manna THE EARTH SHALL BE FILLED WITH THE which descended from above, and con- KNOWLEDGE OF THE
GLORY OF JEHOVAH formed itself to every palate. The fairest AS THE WATERS COVER THE SEA. Heb. ii. productions of human wit, after a few pe-114. Is. xi. 9.
the circumstances recorded by St. Lad in his book of the Acts. Prophecies connected with their accomplishments. far as those accomplishments are indade in the Scripture History. Promises a threatenings are connected with their spective fulfilment; precept wita enne le, and with supplication; and the pared I believers with the answers they is eceived. All these relations have be refully regarded in this complatia
VIII. Further, the Scriptures are Prely intended to lead men to godline 1 are intended also to exemplify ventance, Faith, Hope, Charity
, and he 01. are here exhibited in the most per models, and it has therefore entend the design of this work to show the sponding emotions and conduct
efte s, both of the Old Testament and the
when under the intluence of tb itions, contemplations, and this which are inost peculiarly chur e of true piety; and also to create votional parts of Scriptore wa urrences which gave rise to the as they can be ascertained. The on known by its fruits: not : erely of times and circun but a living principle in the ich times and circumstances ction, and contribute to display aphoristic and poetical parts d' li'ritings are also connected ate and enforce each other eader may be constantly i
h those momentous trots blime language with which and which afford perpetua
best exercises of the to. and the finest emotions of
once furnishing materials rational entertainment, and instruction. In this re tures will be found to it Hen of Eden, in which the enade to grow every tre Co the sight, and good fu
But no Cherubim are here to prohibits
f Life. The children of may freely, and without CON, now put forth their epiring fruit, and take or ever. tofthe Sacred Writers I be found not only to on which they trest ir own individual chaar that they were al ne Spirit, that they eaking as they were Ghost, calling med ispensable requisite erlasting happiness like pressions with their own natural and of the mercy esus, as their only
TABLES OF MEASURES, WEIGHTS,
1. The longer Scripture Measures. A cubit
400 A stadium 20001 5 | A Sabbath-day's journey 4000 | 10 | 2 1 An Eastern mile 12000 301 6 | 3A parasang 96000 | 240 | 48 24 8 A day's jouruey
Eng.miles. Paces. Feet. Dec.
0 0 1.824 0 145 4.6 0 729 3.0 1 403 1.0 4 153 3.0 33 172 4.0
2. The shorter Measures of length. A digit
4] A palm 121
3 | A span 24) 6 l 2 | A cubit 96 24 1 $14] A fathom 144 | 36 | 12 | 6 11.5 | Ezekiel's reed 192 48 16 1 812 1.333 | An Arabian pole 1920 1.480 160 180 20 113.333 | 10 | A schenus, or measuring line
3. Jewish Money reduced to English. A gerah 10 | A beka
2|A shekel 1000 1 1001 maneh, or mina Hebraica 60000 6000 3000 | 60 | A talent A solidus aureus, or sextula, was worth A siclus aureus was worth A talent of gold was worth
Note. Silver is valued at and gold at 41. per oz.
d. 1.2687 1.6875 3.375 0.75 9 0.5 6 0
2 14 3 12 16 0
4. Jewish Weights reduced to English Troy weight. A gerah
0 10 | A beka 20 2 | A shekel
0 1200 120 60 | A maneh
2 60000 16000 1 3000 | 50 | A talent
114 5. Jewish Measures for things liquid. A caph 1.333 | A log 6.333
4 A cab 16 ! 12 3 A hin 32 ! 24 6 | 2A seah 96
72| 18 | 6| 3 | A bath or ephah 960
| 720 180 60 30 | 10 | A corus, homer, or chomer
6. Jewish Measures for things dry. A gacha! 201 A cab 36 1.8 An omer, or gomer 120 6 1 3.333 | A seah 360 18 10 í 31 An ephah 1800 | 90 50 | 15 | 51 A letech 3600 180 100 1301 102 | A cbomer, homer, or corus
English Corn Measure.
IGHTS, AND COINS
The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.
Eng.miles. Paces fat. De
Year before the Common Year of Christ, 4004....Julian Period, 710.....Cycle of the Sun, 10.... Dominical Letter, B.....Cycle of the Moon, 7..... In diction, 5.....Creation from Tisri, or September, 1.
Eng. feet fort
0 298 03.60 0 10.94
2 0 01.9687 0 11.6977
0 2 3.371 .
6 14 0.75 312 3 9
0 12 0.5 I
16 6 5176 0 0
0 0 10.39
9 3 3 7 12 0 15 0
B. C. 4001. 14 T And God said, Let there be o 1 The creation of heaven and earth.
lights in the firmament of the 14 Of the sun, moon, and stars. 26 a Pr. 8.23. heaven, to divide the 5 day froin Of man in the image of God. 29 Jno.1.1.2. the night; and let them be for Also the appointment of food. Heb.1.10. signs, and for p seasons, and for IN the beginning a God created 0 b Job 38.4. days, and years: the heaven and the earth.
Ps.33.6. 15 And let them be for lights in 2 And the earth was c without
the firmament of the heaven, to form and void; and darkness was
give light upon the earth: and it upon the face of the deep. And the
was so Spirit d of God moved upon the face
16 And God made two great lights;
the greater light 6 to rule the day,
c Job 26.7.
and the lesser light to rule the
Jer.4.23. night: he made the stars also.
e Ps.33.9. light upon the earth,
Mit.8.3. 18 And to q rule over the day and and the darkness he called Night! 12 Cor:4.6. over the night, and to divide the And the evening and the morning
light from the darkness: and God were 2 the first day.
1 between the
saw that it was good. 6 T And God said, h Let there be
light, and a 3 firmament in the midst of the
19 And the evening and the mornwaters, and let it divide the waters
ing were the fourth day. from the waters.
20 T And God said, Let the waters 7 And God made the firmament, i 2 and the
Is, 15.7. bring forth abundantly the 7 mov
ing creature that hath 8 life, and and divided the waters which were
evening fowl 9 that may fly above the earth under the firmament from the wa
in the 10 open firmament of heaven.
the morn- 21 And God created great whales,
and every living creature that
i Jer. 10.12.
and every winged fowl after his 9 T And God I said, Let the waters
kind : and God saw that it was good. under the heaven be gathered to-m Mat.6.30.
1 Job 38.8.
22 And God blessed them, saying,
Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill
the waters in the seas; and let
23 And the evening and the morn
ing were the fifth day.
21 T And God said, Let the carth
between the bring forth the living creature af
day and seed, and the fruit-tree yielding
ter his kind, cattle, and creeping
between nfruit after his kind, whose seed is
thing, and beast of the earth after the night.
his kind : and it was so. in itself, upon the earth : and it was p Ps.101.19.
25 And God made the beast of SO.
for the rule 12 And the earth brought forth
of the day.
the earth after his kind, and cattle grass, and herb yielding seed after !
after their kind, and every thing
creping. that creepeth upon the earth after
26 T And God said, Let us make
firmament man in our image, after our like-
over the fish of the sea, and over
Corn Measure Gall. Piots.
0 0.1416 0 2.8333 1 5.1
ing were the third day.
Eve formed. the fowl of the air, and over the B. C. 4004. | breath of life, and e man became cattle, and over all the earth, and
a living soul. over every creeping thing that "Ec.7.29. 8 | And the LORD God planted fa creepeth upon the earth.
Eph.4.24. garden eastward in Eden; and 27 So God created man in his own it creepeth. there he put the man whom he image, r in the image of God cre- 12 seeding
had formed. ated he him; male and female
9 And out of the ground made the created he them.
LORD God to grow every tree that 28 And God blessed them, and
13 a living
is pleasant to the sight and good God said unto them, Be fruitful,
for food; the g tree of life also in and multiply, and replenish the
the midst of the garden, and the h earth, and subdue it; and have (CHAP. 2.) tree of knowledge of good and evil. dominion over the fish of the sea,
10 And a river went out of Eden and over the fowl of the air, and
to water the garden; and from over every living thing that 11 mov- Heb.4.4.
thence it was parted, and became eth upon the earth.
1 created to
into four heads. 29 | And God said, Behold, I have
11 The name of the first is Pison: given you every herb 12 bearing 2 or, a mist
that is it which compasseth i the seedl, which is upon the face of all
whole land of Havilah, where there the earth, and every tree, in the
is gold; which is the fruit of a tree yield- from.
12 And the gold of that land is ing seed; s to you it shall be for 3 dust of the good: there is bdellium and the meat.
onyx stone. 30 And to every beast of the
13 And the name of the second
b ch, 19. earth, and to every fowl of the
river is Gihon: the same is it that
Ps. 103. 14. air, and to every thing that creep- Is. 64.8.
cornpasseth the whole land of eth upon the earth, wherein there
1Cor.15.47. 4 Ethiopia. is 13 life, I have given every green c Job 33.4.
14 And the name of the third herb for meat: and it was so.
river is Hiddekel: kthat is it which
d Is.2.22. 31 And God saw every thing that
goeth 5 toward the east of Assyria. he had made, and, behold, it was mo. And the fourth river is Euphrates. very good. And the evening and e 1 Cor.15.45.
15 And the LORD God took 6 the the morning were the sixth day.
man, and I put him into the garden CHAPTER II.
of Eden, to dress it and to keep it. 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner
16 And the LORD God commanded
Pr.3.18.of the creation. 19,20 The naming Rev.2.7.
the man, saying, Of every tree of of the creatures. 21 The making
the garden 7 thou mayest freely
h ver.17. of woman, and institution of mar
17 But of the tree of the knowTHUS the heavens and the earth
4 Cush. ledge of good and evil, m thou shalt were finished, and all the host k Dan. 10.4. not eat of it: for in the day that of them.
5 or, east.
thou entest thereof, 8 thou shalt 2 And a on the seventh day God
surely die. ended his work which he had Assyria.
18 4 And the LORD God said, It is made; and he rested on the se- 6 or, Adam. not good that the man should be venth day from all his work which
alone; n I will make him an help
I ver.8. he had made.
9 meet for him. 3 And God blessed the seventh eating thou 19 And out of the ground the day, and sanctified it; because
LORD God formed every beast of that in it he had rested from all m ch.3.1,3. the field, and every fowl of the air, his work which God I created and 11.17. and o brought them into 10 Adan to mnade.
Rom.6.23. see what he would call them: and 4 These are the generations of 1Cor.15,56. whatsoever Adain called every livthe heavens and of the earth when dying thou ing creature, that was the name they were created, in the day that shalt die. thereof. the LORD God made the earth and
n 1 Cor. 11.9.
20 And Adam 11 gave names to all the heavens,
ITim.2.13. cattle, and to the fowl of the air, 5 And every plant of the field be as before
and to every beast of the field; but fore it was in the earth, and every him.
for Adam there was not found an herb of the field before it grew :
help meet for him. for the LORD God haul not caused
21 And the LORD God caused a it to rain upon the earth, and thire 10 or, the
p deep sleep to fall apon Adam, was not a man to till the ground.
and he slept: and he took one of 6 But 2 there went up a mnist from 11 called. his ribs, and closed up the flesh inthe earth, and watered the whole
p ch. 15.12. stead thereof; fice of the ground. 7 And the LORD God formed man
22 And the rib which the LORD 12 builded.
God had taken from inan, 12 made 3 of the b dnst of the ground, and cq Prov. 18.22. he a wojnan and a brought her breathed into his d nostrils the
unto the man