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OLD TESTAMENT MIRACLES.
As miracles may be considered as uncommon effects, produced by the interposal and exertion of divine power, it is thought proper to give the following miracles a place under this article. See Miracles, Ch. 4th. Sect. 50 to 58.
LXXVIII. 1. Miracles, affecting nations, and particular persons. Gen. 7th and 8th chapters. The flood with all its circumstances, the design thereof, 2 Pet. ii. 5. To destroy the ungodly.
Gen. x. 1. The birth of Isaac. Ch. xxi. 2.
xxi. 13. He is miraculously delivered from death.
xix. 24. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, &c. Deut. xxix. 23. Isa. xiii. 19. Jer. xlix. 18.-1. 4.
Exod. iii. 2. An angel appears to Moses in a flame of fire, in a bush. iv. 3. Moses's rod is changed into a serpent.
Ver. 4. His hand becomes leprous and is restored.
vii. 10. Aaron's rod is turned into a serpent before Pharaoh. Ver. 12. It swallows up the Magicians' rods, turned into serpents also.
Ver. 20. The waters of Egypt are turned into blood.
viii. 6. The plague of frogs. Ver. 17. The plague of lice. Ver. 21. The plague of flies. ix. 6. A plague upon cattle. Ver. 10. Plague of boils.
Ver. 23. Thunder, hail, and fire. x. 13. The plague of locusts.
Ver. 22. Darkness, sent as a plague.
xii. 29. The death of the first born.
Ver. 31. Israel leaves Egypt.
xiii. 21. Is guided by a pillar of a cloud and fire.
xiv. 20. The pillar is dark toward the Egyptians, and bright to ward the Israelites.
Ver. 21 The sea is divided.
Ver. 22. Israel pass th through safely.
Ver. 26. The sea returns and overwhelms the Egyptians.
2. These miracles wrought by the power of God. Exod. iii. 20. I will smite Egypt with all my wonders. Ch. iv. 9, 17, 28.-vii. 3.xi. 9.-Deut. vi. 22,-vii. 19.-xxvi. 8-xxxiv. 11.
Neh.ix. 10. Thou shewest wonders on Pharoah. Jer. xxxii. 20, 21. 3. The design of these miracles. Exod. vi. 6, 7. I will redeem you with great judgments, and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God. vii. v. The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt.
Ver. 17. Ch. xiv. 4, 18. The waters turned into blood, in this thou shalt know that I am the Lord.
viii. 10. By the plague of frogs, that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God. Ch. ix. 14.
Ver. 17. Of the plague of lice. The magicians said, it is the finger of God.
Ver. 22. No swarms of flies shall be in the land of Goshen, to the end thou mayest know, that I am the Lord in the midst of the earth.
Exod. ix. 16. For this cause have I raised thee up, that my name may be known in all the earth.
Ver. 27. At the plague of hail, Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, I have sinned this time, the Lord is righteous, I and my people are wicked.
Ver. 28. Intreat the Lord for me, and I will let you go.
Ver. 29. Moses said, I will spread abroad my hands unto the Lord, and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail, that thou mayest know that the earth is the Lord's.
Exod. x. 16. At the plague of locusts, Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, I have sinned against the Lord your God.
Ver. 17. Intreat the Lord your God, that he may take away this death only from me.
Ver. 24. At the plague of darkness, Pharaoh said to Moses, go serve the Lord your God, only let your flocks and your herds be stayed, let your little ones go with you.
xi. 7. Against any of the children of Israel, shall not a dog move his tongue against man or beast, that ye may know, how that the Lord doth put a difference between the Egyptians and Israel.
Exod. xiv. 4, 17. Concerning the overthrow of Pharaoh and his army. God said, I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host.
Ver. 18. The Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
xii. 31. Upon the death of the first-born of Egypt. Pharaoh said, ake your flocks, and your herds, and be gone, and bless me also.
4. After the overthrow of Pharaoh. Exod. xiv. 31. Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians, and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord.
xv. 1. They sang this song to the Lord, saying, I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously, the horse and the rider hath he thrown into the sea, &c.
xxix. 46. Israel shall know that I am the Lord their God, which brought them out of the land of Egypt.
5. Miracles in the wilderness and the borders thereof. Exod. xvi. 12, 13. Quails and manna sent for food. Num. xi. 31.
xvii. 6. Water brought from a rock, for drink. Num. xx. 11. Deut. xxix. 5, 6. Israelites clothes waxed not old, &c. that ye might know that I am the Lord thy God.
Exod. xix. 16. Thunders and lightenings and a thick cloud appear upon Mount Sinai, and the voice of a trumpet exceeding loud is eard, so that all the people trembled. Ch. xx. 18.
xx. 1. The law is delivered. Ver. 22. The Lord talked with them from heaven.
xxiv. 18. Moses tarries forty days on the mount.
xxxiv. 28. Moses fasts forty days.
Ver. 29. His face shines so that the Israelites could not look upon it. Lev. ix. 24. Fire from the Lord consumes the burnt offering. x. 2. Fire from the Lord consumes Nadab and Abihu, for offering with strange fire unto the Lord.
Numb. xiv. 37. Men who brought an evil report, dié by the plague.
xvi. 1. The rebellion of Corah, and his company.
Ver. 32. The earth opens, and swallows them up.
Ver. 49. Fourteen thousand die by the plague, for murmuring. xvii. 8. Aaron's rod budded, as a decisive token of the priesthood being fixed in the house of Levi.
xi. 25. The spirit of prophecy given to the elders of Israel. xxi. 4. The people for murmuring are bitten by fiery serpents. Ver. 6. And healed by looking on a brazen serpent.
Ver. 9. On a.pole.
xxii. 28. Balaam reproved by an ass speaking, and terrified at the sight of an angel, as he went to curse Israel.
xxiii 8, 20. Is forced to bless Israel. Ch. xxiv. 4, 13.
Jos. iii. 7. Jordan stops until Israel passeth over.
6. The design and use to be made of these miracles, is thus set forth. Exod. x. 2. Tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done, amongst them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord.
Deut. iv. 32. Ask now of the days that are past, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it.
Ver. 33. Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out ofthe midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live.
iv. 34. Or hath God assayed to take him a nation, from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt, before your eyes.
Ver. 25. Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know, that the Lord is God, there is none else besides him.
Ver. 36. Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice that he might instruct thee, and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire, and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
Ver. 39. Know therefore, this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath, there is none else.
Jos. iv. 23. The Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan before you, as he did the Red sea.
Ver. 24. That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is great, and that we might fear the Lord our God for ever. Ch. iii. 10, 14.
xxiv. 31. Israel served the Lord, all the days of Joshua, and all the day of the elders that outlived Joshua, which had known all the works of the Lord which he had done for Israel. Judg. ii. 7.
7. Other miracles and remarkable providences in the land of Israel; wrought for promoting the faith and worship of the one living and true God.
Jos. vi. 20. Jericho taken, the walls thereof falling down at the sound of rams horns.
x. 11. Israel's enemies destroyed by hail.
Ver. 13. The sun stands still.
Judg. vi. 38. A sign given to Gideon by a fleece.
vii. 13. Another sign, a Midianitish host miraculously discomfitted. Judg. xiii. 19. An angel foretels the birth of Samson.
Samson's works. Ch. xiv. 6.—xv. 14, 15, 19.—xvi. 3, 12, 14, 30. 1. Sam. v. 3. Dagon falls before the ark.
vi. 12. The ark carried to the land of Israel by cattle, without a guide. Ver. 14.
vii. 10. God thundereth upon the Philistines.
xii. 18. Thunder and rain sent at Samuel's prayer.
xiv. 15. Enemies struck with groundless fear.
Ver. 20. They kill one another.
xvii. 49. David kills Goliah.
Ver. 46. Saying, the Lord will deliver thee into mine hand, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Iraei.
xix. 20. The spirit of prophecy comes upon Saul's messengers. Ver. 21. And upon Saul. Ver. 24.
1 Kings xiii. 5. The altar rent, and ashes poured out as a sign foretold by the prophet.
Ver. 6. Jeroboam's withered hand restored at the prayer of the prophet.
Ver. 28. An ass and lion stand by the carcase of a disobedient prophet, slain by the lion.
xvii. 1. Elijah's miracles, viz. A great drought.
Ver. 6. He is fed by ravens.
Ver. 16. Multiplies a barrel of meal, and cruise of oil in famine. Ver, 22. Brings a dead child to life.
xviii. 33. In a contest with the priests of Baal, to decide whether the God of Israel, or Baal, was the true God, fire consumes Elijah's sacrifice, though much water was poured on it.
Ver. 27. Elijah prayed and said, hear me, O Lord, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God.
Ver. 38. When the fire consumed the "sacrifice, the people fell on their faces and cried, the Lord he is God, the Lord he is God. 1 Kings xx. 13. A remarkable victory. Ver. 28.
2 Kings i. 10. Officers sent to lay hold on Elijah, are consumed by fire from Heaven.
ii. 8. Jordan struck with Elijah's mantle, divides. Ver. 14.
iii. 16. Waters appear like blood to the
Ver. 35. Restores a dead child to life.
iv. 40. Sons of the prophets, miraculously fed.
v. 14. Naaman cured of leprosy. Ver. 27. leprosy entailed upon Gehazi and his offspring.
vi. 6. Iron swims.
2. Kings iv. 12. Elisha discovereth secret counsels.
Ver. 18. At his prayer the enemy is smitten with blindness. Ver. 20. Their eyes opened.
2 Kings xiii. 21. A dead man is restored to life, on touching the bones of Elisha.
xix. 35. An angel smites the host of the Assyrians. Isa. xxxvii. 20. xx. 10. The shadow returns ten degrees on the dial, as a sign to Hezekiah.
1 Chron. xxi. 26. An angel slaying the Israelites is stopped at David's prayer.
2 Chron. vii. 1. Fire consumes the sacrifice at Solomon's prayer. xx. 23. Enemies destroy one another.
Neh. xix. 21. During forty years travel in the wilderness, he clothes of the Israelites waxed not old, nor did their feet swell. Deut. viii. 4.-xxix. 5.
8. Miraculous judgments by the hand of enemies upon the wicked, the end and design of every one of which is expressly said to be, that God might be known by them.
Ezek. vi. 7. Your cities shall be laid waste. Ver. 10, 14. Ch. xxxiii. 29.
vii. 4. I will recompense thy ways upon thee. Ver. 9, 27. xi. 10. Ye shall fall by the sword. Ver. 12.
xii. 15. I will scatter them among the nations. Ver. 16, 17, 20. xiii. 9. Mine hand shall be upon the prophets that divine lies. Ver. 14, 21, 23.
xiv. 8. Every one that setteth up his idols in his heart, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of me, I will set my face against that man. xv. 7. I set my face against you. Ver. 8.
xx. 37. I will cause you to pass under the rod. Ver. 12, 44. Ver. 38. I will purge out the rebels from among you.
Ezek. xxi. 3. Thus saith the Lord, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword, it shall not return empty.
xxii. 15. And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee. Ver. 22. As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord, have poured out my fury upon you.
xxiii. 46. I will give you to be removed and spoiled. Ver. 47. xxv. 7. I will deliver thee for a sport to the heathen. See Ch. xxiv. 21, 24, 27.
9. Judgments upon other nations, for the same end. Ezek. xxv. 16. I will stretch out mine hand, upon the Philistines. Ver. 5, 7, 11, 14, 17.
xxvi. 3. I am against thee, O Tyrus. Ver. 6.
xxviii. 22. Against thee, O Zidon. Ver. 23, 24, 26.
xxix. 3. Against thee, O Pharaoh. Ver. 9, 16, 21. Ch. xxx.-xxxii. XXXV. 2. Mount Seir, I will lay thy cities waste. Ver. 4, 9, 15. xxxyiii. 16. Thou Gog shall come against my people.
10. The same is asserted to be the end of the following merciful providences, as the reader will find by consulting at large the places quoted. Isa. xlix. 23. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: They shall bow down to thee, with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet, and