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Sect. XIII. Spies sent to search the land of Canaan ; they

bring an evil report. The people desire to return into

Egypt. The faithful report of Caleb and Joshua, page 58

Sect. XIV. The punishment of the Israelites, and the death

of the false spies. Moses intercedes for the people, and

the Lord pardons them.

63

Sect, XV. The Sabbath-breaker stoned to death. Korah,

Dathan, and Abiram punished.

68

Sect. XVI. The people murmur for want of water. Moses

and Aaron offend the Lord by striking the rock,

Sect. XVII. The king of Eden refuses a passage to the Israel-

ites. The death of Aaron. Eleazar succeeds him. 76

Sect. XVIII. The, people speak against God, and against

Moses; are punished by fiery serpents. The brazen

serpent set up in the wilderness.

79

Sect. XIX. Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of

Bashan defeated ; their land given to the Israelites. 82

Sect, XX. Balak king of Moab sends for Balaam' the prophet

to curse Israel. Balaam's ass speaks,

84

Sect. XXI. Balaam and Balak offer sacrifices. Balaam by

God's command blesses the Israelites.

92

Sect. XXII. Balaam continueth to bless the Israelites. He

pronounces a prophecy concerning the Israelites and

other nations. He returns home. A memorable vic..

tory over the Midianites.

97

Sect. XXIII. Moses has'a view of the promised land from

mount Abiram ; is forewarned of his death ; and ap-

points Joshua as his successor,

104

Sect. XXIV. Moses exhorts the Israelites to obedience. 107

Sect. XXV. Moses continues his exhortation.

114

Sect. XXVI, Moses continues his exhortation.

118

Sect, XXVII. Moses continues his exhortation.

122

Sect. XXVIII. Moses continues bis exhortation.

129

Sect. XXIX.- A further account of Moses's exhortation. 131

Sect. XXX. Moses's exhortation continued.

134

Sect. XXXI. Moses encourages the people to trust in the

Lord: He delivers the written law to the priests. 141

Sect. XXXII. The death of Moses.

146

Sect. XXXIII. Joshua appointed by the Lord to govern

Israel; he is accepted by the people.

149

Sect.

of Israelites. They are punished, Othniel raised up

to deliver Israel.

203

Sect. XLVIII. The history of the Danites. War with the

Benjamites. The tribe of Benjamin nearly extirpated. 208

Sect. XLIX. Israel delivered from the Moabites by Ehud;

and from the Philistines by Shamgar. Deborah and

Barak raised up to deliver them from Jabin king of

Canaan. Sisera the captain of his host slain.

211

Sect. L. The history of Naomi and Ruth.

216

Seét. LI. The Israelites oppressed by the Midianites. Gideon

appointed
Ammonites. They repent. Jephtha raised up to de-

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liver them.

239

Sect. LVI. Jephtha makes a rash vow. He gains a victory

over the Ammonites.

243

Sect. LVII. Jephtha's resentment against the Ephraimites.

His death.

248

Sect. LVIII. The angel of the Lord appears to Manoah and

his wife. The birth of Samsou foretold. Sainson

born.

251

Sect. LIX. Samson's marriage. His riddle. He kills some

of the Philistines.

255

Sect. LX, Samson burns the corn belonging to the Philis-

tines. He slays a thousand of them with the jaw-

bone of an ass. Suffers extreme thirst.

259

Sect. LXI. Samson carries away the gates of Gaza. Deli-

lah betrays him. The Philistines put out his eyes. 265

Sect. LXII. Samson pulls down the temple of Dagon, and

dies.

269

Sect. LXIII. Hannal's prayer. The birth of Samuel. His

mother devotes him to the Lord. Her thanksgiving. 273

Sect. LXIV. The wickedness of Eli's sons. Samuel's' minis-

try. A prophet sent to reprove Eli.

279

Sect. LXV. The word of the Lord revealed to Samuel con-

cerning Eli. Eli's resignation.

284

Sect. LXVI. The Israelites overcome by the Philistines.

The ark of God is taken. Eli's sons slain. The death

of Eli.

288

Sect. LXVII. The Philistines carry the ark of God into the

temple of Dagon. They are afflicted with plagues.

They send back the ark.

293

Seet.

CONTENT S.

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Sect. LXVIII. Samuel exhorts the Israelites. They repent

and turn unto the Lord.

300

Sect. LXIX. The Israelites desire a king. God commandeth

Samuel to yield to their importunity.

305

Sect. LXX. Samuel by the Lord's command anoints Saul to

be king of Israel.

310

Sect. LXXI. Samuel assembles the people. He casts lots for

a king, and Saul is chosen. The Israelites approve

him.

317

Sect. LXXII. The Ammonites encamp against Jabesh Gi-

lead. Saul delivers the people out of their hands, and

is confirmed in the kingdom.

319

Sect. LXXIII Samuel testifies his integrity, and exhorts the

king and people. Thunder and rain in the time of

harvest. Samuel prays for the people.

322

Sect. LXXIV. Saul takes upon himself to offer a sacrifice.

Samuel reproves him, and forewarns him that the

kingdom will be taken from him.

327

Sect. LXXV. Jonathan the son of Saul, with his armour-

bearer, obtain a victory over a host of Philistines. Saul

pursues the victory. His interdiction. His severity to

Jonatban.

331

Stct. LXXVI. Samuel sends Saul to destroy the Amalekites.

He spares the king and the best of the spoil. He is

rejected of God for his disobedience. Agag slain. 334

Sect. LXXVII. Samuel sent to Jesse. David anointed king

by Samuel. Saul tormented by an evil spirit, sends for

David to play to him.

341

Sect. LXXVIII. Goliath the champion of the Philistines de-

fies the armies of Israel. David slayeth him with a

sling and a stone.

348

Sect. LXXIX. Saul envying David, seeks to kill him. Is
alarmed at his good success.

956

Sect. LXXX. David by Jonathan's advice leaves Saul. He

goes to Abimilech the high priest at Nob; from

thence he flies to the cave of Adullam. His relations

and others resort to him. Doeg informs against Ab-

inelech, and by Saul's command puts all the priests

to death. David obtains a victory over the Philistines,

Saul pursues him. The Lord preserves him. 361

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Sect. LXXXI. David in a cave at Engedi, spares Saul's life.

Saul relents. David swears. not to cut off Saul's fa-
mily.

371 Sect. LXXXII. David sends to Nabal for provisions. Is refused. His anger. Abigail's interposition.

376 Sect. LXXXIII. David finding Saul asleep, takes his spear

and cruse, but spares his life. Saul agaio relents and
blesses David.

383 Sect. LXXXIV. David fearing Saul, takes refuge with the Philistines.

387 Sect. LXXXV. Saul consults a witch at Endor.. Samuel appears to him.

391 Sect. LXXXVI. The battle of Gilboa. Saul and his three sons slain.

397 Sect. LXXXVII. An Amalekite carries the news of the death

of Saul and Jonathan to David. David's lamentation. 400 Sect. LXXXVIII, David goes to Hebron. Is made king of

Judah. Ish-bosheth made king of Israel. Asahel slain
by Abner,

405

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