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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 accomplishmenis, as and administration of external worship, far as those accomplishments are included true religion, under the former dispensa- in the Scripture Thistory. Promises and tions, was always essentially the same as threatenings are connected with their retrue religion under the present; that "he spective tutibuent; precept with examis not a Jew which is one outwardly; nel- 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 men, but merely intended to lead men to godliness: of God. For in every nation, he that they are intencled also to exemplify it. feareth God, and worketh righteousness, Repentance, Faith, Hope, Charity, and Deis accepted of him." Rom. ii. 28, 29. Acts votion, are here exbibited in the most perX. 35. In this, the revelation made before fect models; and it has therefore entered the institution of the Levitical priesthood, into the design of this work to show the that maile 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, wen under the intluence of those the shadow of good things to come ; so dispositions, contemplations, and emowere the priesthood and kiugdom 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 or Scripture with and in his government, yesterday, to-doy, the occurrences which gave rise to them, anul for ever. Heb. xii. 8.

as far as they can be ascertained. Thus Vi. 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 Sanctifier, 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 intluence on IX. The aphoristic ant poetical parts of the minds of the Inspired Penmen, we are the Sacred Writings are also connected, so indebted 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 ach persons be indebted for and that sublime language with whichi all they have learned, or can learn, of they abound, and which aford perpetual them. His work completes the great ile- food for the best exercises of the unsign of the whole; and his assistance and derstanding, and the timest emotions of blessing are distinctly promised to all who the heart; 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 Lite. The children of which were to take place, relating either the second Adanı 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 contirmed by the writ- with each other will be found not only to ings of the Prophets who lived during or 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 Evangelists 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 requisits the transactions of the Apostles, after the to the enjoyment of everlasting happiness, ascension of our Lord, strongly authenti- --- men, nevertheless, ot like passions with cates the Apostolic Epistles; and Archdea- ourselves, conscions 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 from of Gou through Christ Jesus, as their only

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OF THE POLYGLOTT BIBLE. refuge from his just displeasure. In short, rusals, like gathered flowers, wither 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 whai- 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. I Cor. xi. 1. Heb. xiii. 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 Hiin man of God PERFECT, and thoroughly fur- by whoin 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 instruinental reniarks of the excellent Bishop i lorne (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 JEHOVANI 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.

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1. The longer Scripture Measures. A cubit 400 A stadium

5 A Sabbath-day's journey 4000 | 101 2 An Eastern mile 12000 | 30 | 6 | 3 A parasang 96000 / 210 | 48 12481 A day's journey


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


A span

2. The shorter Measures of length.

Eng. feet. Inch. Dec. A digit

0 0.912 41 A palm

0 3.640 3

0 10.944 241 61 2 | A cubit

1 9.868 96 24 1 8 | 4 | A fathom

7 3.552 144 | 36 12 1 6 11.5 | Ezekiel's reed

10 11,328 192 | 48 | 16 | 82 1 1.333 | An Arabian pole

14 7.104 1920 | 480 | 160 | 80 | 20 | 13.333 | 10 | A schænus, or measuring line 145 11.04 3. Jewish Money reduced to English.


d. A gerah


1.26S7 10 A beka

0 1 1.6875 201 2|A shekel

0 2 3.375 1000 1001 50 | A maneh, or mina Hebraica

5 14 0.75 60000 6000 | 3000 | 60 | A talent

342 3 9 A solidus aureus, or sextula, was worth

0 12 0.5 A siclus aureus was worth

1 16 6 A talent of gold was worth

5175 0 0 Note. Silver is valued at 5s, and gold at 41. per oz.

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10 A beka 20 2) A shekel

0 1200 | 120 | 60 A maneh

2 60000 6000 | 3000 | 50 | A talent

114 5. Jewish Measures for things liquid. A caph 1.333 | A log

4 | A cab 16

121 3 | A hin 32 | 24 | 6 | 2 | A seah 96 1 72| 18 | 6 | 3| A bath or ephah 960 | 720 | 180 60 30 10 | A corus, homer, or chomer

Gall. Pints.

0 0.625 0 0.833 0 3.333 1 2


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English Coru Measure.
Pecks. Gall. Pints.
0 0

20 | A cab 361 1.8 Anomer, or gomer 1201 6 | 3.333 | A seah 360 18 | 10 | 3 An ephah 1800 | 90 | 50

| 15| 5 A letech 3600 1180 1100 | 30 1012 | A chomer, homer, or corus

0.1416 0 0 2.8333 0 0 5.1 1 0 1 3 0 3 16 0 0 32 0 1

The First Book of MOSES, called GENESIS.

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 froin Tisri, or September, 1.

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1 B. C. 4001. 1 14 T And God said, Let there be o 1 The crcation of heaven and earth.

lights in the firmament of tho 11 Of the sun, moon, and stars. 26 a Pr. 8.23. heaven, to divide the 5 day from 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 N the beginning a God created b b Job 38.4.

days, and years : Ps.33.6.

15 Aud let them be for lights in 2 And the earth was c without


the firmament of the heaven, to form and void ; and darkness wis

Jer. 15.15.
Zec. 12.1.

give light upon the earth: and it upon the face of the deep. And the

was so.

Ac. 14.15, Spirit d of God moved upon the face

Rom. 1.20.

16 And God made two great lights; of the waters.


the greater light 6 to rule the day, 3 And God said, e Let there be

c Job 26.7.

and the lesser light to rule the hight, fand there was light.

Jer.4.23. night: he made the stars also. 4 And God saw the light, that it d Job 26.13. 17 And God set them in the firroas good: and God divided i the Ps. 101.30. nament of the heaven, to give light from the darkness.

e Ps.33.9. light upon the earth. 5 And Gol called the light g Day, Mat.8.3.

18 And to a rule over the day and and the darkness he called Night.f 2 Cor.1.6.

over the night, anl to divide the And the evening and the morning

Ep.5. 14.

light from the darkness: and God

1 betwenthe Were 2 the first day.

light, and

saw that it was good. 6 TAnd God said, h Let there be

| 19 And the evening and the morn

between the a 3 firmament in the midst of the


ing were the fourth day. waters, and let it divide the waters g H's.71.16.

20 And God said, Let the waters from the waters.

15.45.7. bring forth abundantly the ? mov7 And God made the firmament, i 2 and the ing creature that hath 8 life, and and divided the waters which were Evening fowl ' that may fly above the earth under the firmament from the wa

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in the 10 open firmament of heaven. ters which core above k the firma.

the morn 21 And God created great whales, ment: and it was so.

ing was. and every living creature that 8 And God called the firmament " J. 1 37.18. moveth, which the waters brought Hearen. And the evening and the

3 erpansion.

forth abundantly after their kind,

iJt7.10.12. Inorning were the second day.

and every winged fowl after his

k Pr.8.2. 9 T And God lsaid, Let the waters i Job 38.8.

kind: and God saw that it was good. under the heaven be gathered to-m Mar.6.30.

22 And God blessed them, saying, gether unto one place, and let the 4 tender Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill dry land appear: and it was so. grass.

the waters in the seas; and let 10 And God called the dry land in Luke 6.44. fowl multiply in the earth. Earth; and the cathering together

23 And the evening and the mornof the waters called he Seas : and

ing were the fifth day. God saw that it is good.

o Ps. 135.7. 21 And God said, Let the carth 11 And God said, Let the earth mletween the bring forth the living creature afbring forth 4 grass, the herb yieldin

day and ter his kind, cattle, and creeping seed, and the fruit-tree yielding

te wenz

thing, and beast of the earth atler n fruit after his kind, whose seed is

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

6 for the rule SO. i2 And the earth brought forth

the earth after his kind, and cattle of the day. Jer.31.35.

after their kind, and every thing grass, and herb yielding seed after crcping.


that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and the tree yielding siving soul. his kind : and God saw that it was fruit, whose seed ras in itself, at- lct fowl fly. good. ter his kind : and God saw that it 10 face of the 26 | And God said, Let us make was good.

firmament man in our image, after our like13 And the evening and the morn- of heaven. ness; and let them have dominion ing were the third day.

over the fish of the sea, and over

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The Creation.

Eve formed. the fowl of the air, and over the B. C. 4004. I breath of life; and e man became cattle, and over all the earth, and

a living soul. over every creeping thing that r Ec.7.29. 8 T 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 11 creep th. 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 secd.

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

soul. and multiply, and replenish the

the midst of the garden, and the earth, and subiue it; and have (CHAP. 2.) tree of knowledge of good and evil. dominion over the fish of the sea, a Ex.20.11.

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 T And God said, Behold, I have


11 The name of the first is Pison: given you every herb 12 bearing

that is it which compasseth i the

2 or, a mist seed, which is upon the face of ail


whole land of Ilavilah, where there the earth, and every tree, in the

went zip

is gold; which is the fruit of a tree yield


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.

ground. Onyx stone. 30 And to every beast of the

b ch.19.

13 And the name of the second earth, and to every fowl of the

Ps. 103. 14.

river is Gihon: the same is it that air, and to every thing that creep


compasseth the whole land of eth upon the earth, wherein there

!Cor. 15.47.

4 Ethiopia is 13 life, I hare given every green Job 33.4.

11 And the name of the third herb for meat, and it was so.

river is Hiddekel: k that 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

And the fourth river is Euphrates. very good. And the evening and c 1 Cor.15.45. | 15 And the LORD God took 6 the the morning were the sixth day. f Eze.31.8,9. man, and I put him into the garden CHAPTER II.

of Eden, to dress it and to keep it.

g ch.3.22. 1 The first sabbath. 4 The manner


16 And the LORD God commanded of the creation. 19,20 The naming


the man, saying, Of every tree of of the creatures. 21 The making

the garden , thou mayest freely

h ver. 17. of woman, and institution of mar

eat :

ich.25.18. riane.

17 But of the tree of the knowHUS the heavens and the earth

4 Cush.

ledge of good and evil, m thou shalt

not eat of it: for in the day that of them.

5 or, cast thou eatest thereof, 8 thou shalt 2 Aud a on the seventh day God

ward to

sorely die. ended his work which he had Assyria. 18 7 And the LORD God said, It is made; and he rested on the se- 16 or, Adam. not good that the man should be venth day from all his work which

alone; n I will make him an help

1 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 sanctitied it; because

shalt eat. 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 il.17. and obrought them unto 10 Adam to made.

Rom.6.23. see what he would call them: and 4 T These are the generations of iCor.15.58. whatsoever Adam called every liythe heavens and of the earth when 8 dying thou ing creature, that was the name they were created, in the day that skall die. thereof. the LORD God made the earth and

n I Cor. 11.9.

2 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 bi fore

and to every beast of the field; but fore it was in the earth, and every


for Adam there was not found an herb of the field before it grew :

help meet for him. for the LORD God had not caused 0 Ps.9.6.

21 And the LORD God caused a it to rain upon the earth, and there 10 or, the p deep sleep to fall upon Adam. was not a man to till the ground.

and he slept : and he took one of 6 But %there went up a mist from 11 called. his ribs, and closed up the flesh ithe earth, and watered the whole p ch.15. 12. stead thereof; face of the ground.

12 luilded.

22 And the rib which the LORD 7 And the LORD God formed man

God had taken from man, 12 made 3 of the b dust of the ground, and c . Prov.16.22. he a woman and a brought her breathed into his d nostrils the

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