The apostate; or, The forsaken of God [Saul].

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Page 6 - Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.
Page 8 - LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind : and thy life shall hang in doubt before thee ; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life : in the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even ! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning ! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
Page 7 - And the king said unto Zadok, Carry back the ark of God into the city : if I shall find favour in the eyes of the LORD, he will bring me again, and shew me both it and his habitation : but if he thus say, I have no delight in thee ; behold, here am I, let him do to me as seemeth good unto him.
Page 5 - Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house : lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel : lest strangers be filled with thy wealth; and thy labours be in the house of a stranger ; and thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed, and say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; and have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me ! I was almost in all evil in the...
Page 1 - ACT I SCENE I. — MANFRED alone. — Scene, a Gothic Gallery. — Time, Midnight. Man. The lamp must be replenish'd, but even then It will not burn so long as I must watch : My slumbers — if I slumber — are not sleep, But a continuance of enduring thought, Which then I can resist not : in my heart There is a vigil, and these eyes but close To look within ; and yet I live, and bear The aspect and the form of breathing men.
Page 6 - And Samuel said unto him, the Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.
Page 16 - But ever and anon of griefs subdued There comes a token like a scorpion's sting, Scarce seen, but with fresh bitterness imbued ; And slight withal may be the things which bring Back on the heart the weight which it would fling Aside for ever : it may be a sound — A tone of music, -^summer's eve — or spring, A flower — the wind — the ocean— which shall wound, Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly bound ; XXIV.
Page 6 - It repenteth me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following me, and hath not performed my commandments.
Page 19 - Now the Philistines fought against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines and fell down slain in Mount Gilboa. And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the Philistines slew Jonathan and Abinadab and Melchishua, Saul's sons.
Page 6 - And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy GOD, which he commanded thee : for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. But now thy kingdom shall not continue...

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