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that we should go unto the heathen, and I will make with the house of Israel after they unto the circumcision.

those days, saith the Lord; I will put my Gal. 4:30. Nevertheless what saith the laws into their mind, and write them in scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her their hearts: and I will be to them a God, son: for the son of the bondwoman shall and they shall be to me a people: 11. And not be heir with the son of the freewoman. they shall not teach every man his neigh31. So then, brethren, we are not children bour, and every man his brother, saying, of the bondwoman, but of the free.

Know the Lord : for all shall know me, from Eph. 2:15. Having abolished in his flesh the least to the greatest. 12. For I will be the enmity, even the law of commandments merciful to their unrighteousness, and their contained in ordinances; for to make in sins and their iniquities will I remember no himself of twain one new man, so making more. 13. In that he saith, A new covenant, peace;

he hath made the first old. Now that wbich Col. 2:14. Blotting out the handwriting of decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish ordinances that was against us, which was away. contrary to us, and took it out of the way, Heb. 9:8. The Holy Ghost this signifying, nailing it to his cross; 15. And having that the way into the holiest of all was not spoiled principalities and powers, he made yet made manifest, while as the first tabera shew of them openly, triumphing over nacle was yet standing. 9. Which was a figthem in it. 16. Let no man therefore judge ure for the time then present, in which were you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sab- not make him that did the service perfect, bath days: 17. Which are a shadow of as pertaining to the conscience; 10. Which things to come; but the body is of Christ. stood only in meats and drinks, and divers 18. Let no man beguile you of your reward washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed in a voluntary humility and worshipping of on them until the time of reformation. 11. angels, intruding into those things which he But Christ being come an high priest of hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his good things to come, by a greater and more fleshly mind, 19. And not holding the lead, perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, from which all the body by joints and that is to say, not of this building; 12. Neibands having nourishment ministered, and ther by the blood of goats and calves, but by knit together, increaseth with the increase his own blood he entered in once into the of God. 20. Wherefore if ye be dead with holy place, having obtained eternal redemp. Christ from the rudiments of the world, tion for us. 13. For if the blood of bulls and why, as though living in the world, are ye of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinsubject to ordinances, 21. (Touch not; taste kling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purify

handle not; 22. Which all are to perishing of the flesh: 14. How much more shall with the using;) after the commandments the blood of Christ, who through the eternal and doctrines of men? 23. Which things Spirit offered himself without spot to God, have indeed a shew of wisdom in will wor. purge your conscience from dead works to ship, and humility, and neglecting of the serve the living God ? 15. And for this body; not in any honour to the satisfying cause he is the mediator of the new testaof the flesh.

ment, that by means of death, for the reHeb. 8:4. For if he were on earth, he demption of the transgressions that were should not be a priest, seeing that there are under the first testament, they which are priests that offer gifts according to the law : called might receive the promise of eternal 5. Who serve unto the example and shadow inheritance. 16. For where a testament is, of heavenly things, as Moses was admon- there must also of necessity be the death ished of God when he was about to make of the testator; 17. For a testament is of the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou force after men are dead : otherwise it is make all things according to the pattern of no strength at all while the testator livshewed to thee in the mount. 6. But now eth. 18. Whereupon neither the first testahath he obtained a more excellent ministry, ment was dedicated without blood. 19. For by how much also he is the mediator of a when Moses had spoken every precept to all better covenant, which was established upon the people according to the law, he took the better promises. 7. For if that first covenant blood of calves and of goats, with water, and had been faultless, then should no place scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both have been sought for the second. 8. For the book, and all the people, 20. Saying, finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, This is the blood of the testament which the days come, saith the Lord, when I will God hath enjoined unto you. 21. Moreover make a new covenant with the house of Is- he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, rael and with the house of Judah: 9. Not and all the vessels of the ministry. 22. And according to the covenant that I made with almost all things are by the law purged with their fathers in the day when I took them by blood; and without shedding of blood is no the hand to lead them out of the land of remission. 23. It was therefore necessary Egypt; because they continued not in my that the patterns of things in the heavens covenant, and I regarded them not, saith should be purified with these; but the heavthe Lord. 10. For this is the covenant that enly things themselves with better sacrifices

not;

than these. 24. For Christ is not entered See ACTIONS AT LAW; ADJUDICATION ; into the holy places made with hands, which ARBITRATION : COMPROMISE; COURTS; JUSare the figures of the true; but into heaven TICE. itself, now to appear in the presence of God LAWYER. One versed in the Mosaic for us:

law. Test Jesus with questions, Matt. 22: Heb. 10:1. For the law having a shadow 35; Luke 10:25-37. Jesus' satire against, of good things to come, and not the very Luke 11:45-52. Zenas, a, Tit. 3:13. image of the things, can never with those See LITIGATION. sacrifices which they offered year by year LAYING ON OF HANDS. See HANDS, continually make the comers thereunto per- IMPOSITION OF. fect. 2. For then would they not have ceased LAZARUS. 1. Brother of Mary and to be offered ? because that the worship- Martha. Sickness and death of, John 11:1 pers once purged should have had no more 14. Resurrection of, John 11:38-44; 12:17,18. conscience of sins. 3. But in those sacrifices Supped with Jesus, John 12:1,2,9. Plotted there is a remembrance again made of sins against by the chief priests, John 12:10,11. every year. 4. For it is not possible that LAZINESS. See SLOTHFULNESS. the blood of bulls and of goats should take LEAD. A mineral, Ex. 15:10. Purified by away sins. 5. Wherefore when he cometh fire, Num. 31:22; Jer. 6:29; Ezek. 22:18,20. into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offer- Used in making inscriptions on stone, Job ing thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou 19:24. Lead-founder, Jer. 6:29; Ezek. 22:18, prepared me: 6. In burnt offerings and 20. Trade in, Ezek. 27:12. Used for weighsacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. ing, Zech. 5:7,8. 7. Then said I, Lo, I come in the volume of LEADERSHIP. INSTANCES OF: the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, ABRAHAM, MOSES, JOSHUA, GIDEON, DEBOO God. 8. Above when he said, Sacrifice RAH. See each respectively. and offering and burnt offerings and offer. LEAGUE. See ALLIANCES; TREATY. ing for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst LEAH. Daughter of Laban, Gen. 29:16. pleasure therein; which are offered by the Married to Jacob, Gen. 29:23-26. Children law; 9. Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy of, Gen. 29:31-35; 30:9-13, 17-21. Flees with will, O God. He taketh away the first, that Jacob, Gen. 31:4,14,17; 33:2-7. 'Builder of he may establish the second. 10. By the the house of Israel,” Ruth 4:11. which will we are sanctified through the LEARNING. See INSTRUCTION; KNOWLoffering of the body of Jesus Christ once for EDGE. all. 11. And every priest standeth daily LEASE, of real estate, Matt. 21:33-41; ministering and offering oftentimes the Mark 12:1-9; Luke 20:9-16. See LAND. same sacrifices, which can never take away LEASING, falsifying, Psa. 4:2. sins: 12. But this man, after he had offered LEATHER. Girdles of, 2 Kin. 1:8; Matt. one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on 3:4. Tanning of, Acts 9:43; 10:5,6. Called the right hand of God; 13. From hence- skin, Gen. 3:21; Mark 1:6; hide, Lev. 8:17. forth expecting till his enemies be made his LEAVEN. For bread, Ex. 12:34,39; Hos. footstool. 14. For by one offering he hath 7:4; Matt. 13:33. Leavened bread used with perfected for ever them that are sanctified. peace offering, Lev. 7:13; Amos 4:5; with 15. Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a wit-wave offering, Lev. 23:15-17. Leavened ness to us : for after that he had said be- bread forbidden with meat offerings, Lev. fore, 16. This is the covenant that I will 2:11; 6:17; 10:12; Ex. 23:18; 34:25; at the passmake with them after those days, saith the over, Ex. 12:19,20; 13:3,4,7; 23:18; with blood, Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, Ex. 23:18; 34:25. and in their minds will I write them; 17. A type of sin, 1 Cor. 5:6-8. And their sins and iniquities will I remem- FIGURATIVE: Of the hypocrisy of the ber no more. 18. Now where remission of Pharisees, Matt. 16:6-12; Mark 8:15; Luke these is, there is no more offering for sin. 12:1. Of other evils, 1 Cor. 5:6-8; Gal. 5:9.

Heb. 11:40. God having provided some Parable of, Matt. 13:33; Luke 13:21. better thing for us, that they without us LEBANAH, called also LEBANA. One of should not be made perfect.

the Nethinim, Ezra 2:45; Neh. 7:48. Heb. 12:18. For ye are not come unto the LEBANON. A mountain range. Northmount that might be touched, and that ern boundary of the land of Canaan, Deut. burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and 1:7; 3:25; 11:24; Josh. 1:4; 9:1. Early inhabdarkness, and tempest, 19. And the sound itants of, Judg. 3:3. Snow of, Jer. 18:14. of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which Streams of, Song 4:15. Cedars of, Judg. voice they that heard intreated that the 9:15; 2 Kin. 19:23; 2 Chr. 2:8; Psa. 29:5; 104: word should not be spoken to them any 16; Isa. 2:13; 14:8; Ezek. 27:5. Other trees more: 27. And this word, Yet once more, of, 2 Kin. 19:23; 2 Chr. 2:8. Flower of, Nah. signifieth the removing of those things that 1:4. Beasts of, Isa. 40:16. Fertility and are shaken, as of things that are made, that productiveness of, Hos. 14:5-7. “House of those things which cannot be shaken may the forest of,” 1 Kin. 7:2-5. Valley of, Josh. remain.

11:17; 12:7. Tower of, Song 7:4. Solomon LAWSUITS, to be avoided, Prov. 25:8- had cities of store in, 1 Kin. 9:19. 10; Matt. 5:25,26; 1 Cor. 6:1-8.

FIGURATIVE: Isa. 29:17; Jer. 22:6.

LEBAOTH, a city of Simeon, Josh. 15: LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance 32. See BETH-LEBAOTH.

to possess it: 5. Only if thou carefully LEBBÆUS, surnamed THADDÆUS. One hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, of the twelve apostles, Matt. 10:3.

to observe to do all these commandments LEBONAH, a city on the highway from which I command thee this day. 6. For Beth-el to Shechem, Judg. 21:19.

the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promLECAH, a town or person in Judah, 1 ised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many Chr. 4:21.

nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and LEEK, Num. 11:5.

thou shalt reign over many nations, but they LEES, settlings of wine, Psa. 75:8; Isa. shall not reign over thee. 7. If there be 25:6; Jer. 48:11; Zeph. 1:12.

among you a poor man of one of thy brethLEFT-HANDED, Judg. 3:15; 20:16. ren within any of thy gates in thy land

LEGENDS. “Holiness to the LORD,” which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou engraved on the high priest's mitre, Ex. 28:36; shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine 39:30; on bells of horses, on pots and bowls, hand from thy poor brother: 8. But thou Zech. 14:20. “This is Jesus, the King of the shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and Jews, ”Matt. 27:37. Precepts written on shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, door posts and gates, and worn on the hand in that which he wanteth. 9. Beware that and forehead, Deut. 6:6-9; 11:18-20; Isa. 57:8. there be not a thought in thy wicked heart,

LEHABIM, a Mizraite people, Gen. 10: saying, The seventh year, the year of release, 13; 1 Chr. 1:11.

is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy LEHI, a district of Judah, where Sam- poor brother, and thou givest him nought; son slew a thousand Philistines with the jaw- and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and bone of an ass, Judg. 15:9-19.

it be sin unto thee. 10. Thou shalt surely LEGION. Ofangels, Matt. 26:53. Devils, give him, and thine heart shall not be Mark 5:9,15.

grieved when thou givest unto him: because LEGISLATION, class, forbidden, Ex. that for this thing the LORD thy God shall 12:49; Lev. 24:22; Núm. 9:14; 15:15,29; Gal. bless thee in all thy works, and in all that 3:28.

thou puttest thine hand unto. 11. For the Supplemental, concerning Sabbath-break- poor shall never cease out of the land: ing, Num. 15:32-35; inheritance, Num. 27: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou 1-11. See GOVERNMENT; LAW.

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thine hand wide unto thy brother, LEGS, of the crucified broken, John 19: to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. 31,32.

Deut. 23:19. Thou shalt not lend upon usuLEMUEL. A king. Probably refers to ry to thy brother; usury of money, usury Solomon, Prov. 31:1,4.

of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent LENDING. Ex. 22:25. If thou lend mon- upon usury: 20. Unto a stranger thou mayey to any of my people that is poor by thee, est lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not be to him as a usurer, neither thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the shalt thou lay upon him usury. 26. If thou LORD thy God may bless thee in all that at all take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou settest thine hand to in the land whither thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the thou goest to possess it. sun goeth down: 27. For that is his cover- Deut. 24:6. No man shall take the nether ing only, it is his raiment for his skin: or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takwherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to eth a man's life to pledge. 10. When thou pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt hear; for I am gracious.

not go into his house to fetch his pledge. 11. Lev. 25:35. If thy brother be waxen poor, Thou shall stand abroad, and the man to and fallen in decay with thee; then thou whom thou dost lend shall bring out the shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stran- pledge abroad unto thee. 12. And if the ger, or a sojourner; that he may live with man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his thee. 36. Take thou no usury of him, or in- pledge: *13. In any case thou shalt deliver crease: but fear thy God; that thy brother him the pledge again when the sun goeth may live with thee. 37. Thou shalt not down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, give him thy money upon usury, nor lend and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness him thy victuals for increase.

unto thee before the LORD thy God. 17. Thou Deut. 15:1. At the end of every seven shalt not pervert the judgment of the years thou shalt make a release. 2. And stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a this is the manner of the release: Every widow's raiment to pledge: creditor that lendeth ought unto his neigh- Neh. 5:1. And there was a great cry of the bour shall release it; he shall not exact it of people and of their wives against their his neighbour, or of his brother; because it brethren the Jews. 2. For there were that is called the LORD's release. 3. Of a for- said, We, our sons, and our daughters, are eigner thou mayest exact it again : but that many: therefore we take up corn for them, which is thine with thy brother thine hand that we may eat, and live. 3. Some also shall release; 4. Save when there shall be there were that said, We have mortgaged no poor among you; for the LORD shall our land, vineyards, and houses, that we greatly bless thee in the land which the might buy corn, because of the dearth. 4 There were also that said, We have bor, buyer, so with the seller; as with the lender, rowed money for the king's tribute, and so with the borrower; as with the taker of thut upon our lands and vineyards. 5. Yet usury, so with the giver of usury to him. now our flesh is as the flesh of our brethren, Ezek. 18:13. Hath given forth upon usury, our children as their children: and, lo, we and hath taken increase: shall he then live ? bring into bondage our sons and our daugh- he shall not live: he hath done all these ters to be servants, and some of our daughters abominations; he shall surely die; his blood are brought into bondage already: neither shall be upon him. is it in our power to redeem them; for other Matt. 5:42. Give to him that asketh thee, men have our lands and vineyards. 6. And and from him that would borrow of thee I was very angry when I heard their cry turn not thou away. and these words. 7. Then I consulted with Luke 6:34. And if ye lend to them of whom myself, and I rebuked the nobles, and the ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? rulers, and said unto them, Ye exact usury, for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive every one of his brother. And I set a as much again. 35. But love ye your enegreat assembly against them. 8. And I said mies, and do good, and lend, hoping for unto them, We after our ability have re- nothing again; and your reward shall be deemed our brethren the Jews, which were great, and ye shall be the children of the sold unto the heathen; and will ye even sell Highest : for he is kind unto the unthankyour brethren? or shall they be sold unto us? ful and to the evil. Then held they their peace, and found noth- See BORROWING; INTEREST; MONEY. ing to answer. 9. Also I said, It is not good LENTILES, Gen. 25:34; 2 Sam. 17:28: that ye do: ought ye not to walk in the fear 23:11; Ezek. 4:9. of our God because of the reproach of the LEOPARD. A carnivorous animal, heathen our enemies? 10. I likewise, and Song 4:8. Fierceness of, Jer. 5:6; 13:23; my brethren, and my servants, might ex- Hos. 13:7; Hab. 1:8. act of them money and corn: I pray you, FIGURATIVE: Dan. 7:6. Taming of, the let us leave off this usury. 11. Restore, I triumph of the gospel, Isa. 11:6. pray you, to them, even this day, their LEPROSY, Law concerning, Lev. 13; 14; lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, 22:4;_ Num. 5:1-3; 12:14; Deut. 24:8; Matt. and their houses, also the hundredth part 8:4; Luke 5:14; 17:14. Sent as a judgment: of the money, and of the corn, the wine, On Miriam, Num. 12:1-10; Gehazi, 2 Kin. and the oil, that ye exact of them. 12. 5:27; Uzziah, 2 Chr. 26:20,21. Entailed, 2 Then said they, We will restore them, and Kin. 5:27. Isolation of lepers, Lev, 13:46; will require nothing of them; so will we do Num. 5:2; 12:14; 2 Kin. 15:5; 2 Chr. 26:21. as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, Separate burial of, 2 Chr. 26:23. and took an oath of them, that they should Instances of leprosy not mentioned above: do according to this promise. 13. Also I Four lepers outside Samaria, 2 Kin. 7:3; Azshook my lap, and said, So God shake out ariah, 2 Kin. 15:5; Simon, Mark 14:3. every man from his house, and from his HEALED: Miriam, Num. 12:13,14; Naalabour, that performeth not this promise, man, 2 Kin. 5:8–14; by Jesus, Matt. 8:3; even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. Mark 1:40-42; Luke 5:13; 17:12-14. And all the congregation said, Amen, and Disciples empowered to heal, Matt. 10:8. praised the LORD. And the people did accord- LESHEM, called also LAISH. See Dan. ing to this promise.

LETTERS. Written by David to Joab, Psa. 37:25. I have been young, and now 2 Sam. 11:14; king of Syria to king of am old: yet have I not seen the righteous Israel, 2 Kin. 5:5,6; Rabshakeh to Hezekiah, forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 26. He Isa. 37:9-14; King of Babylon to Hezekiah, is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his seed Isa. 39:1; Sennacherib to Hezekiah, 2 Kin. is blessed.

19:14. Of Artaxerxes to Nehemiah, Neh. 2:7Psa. 112:5. A good man sheweth favour, 9. Open letter from Sanballat to Nehemiah, and lendeth: he will guide his affairs with Neh. 6:5. Luke to Theophilus, the books of discretion.

Luke and Acts, Acts 1:1. ` Claudius Lysias to Prov. 19:17. He that hath pity upon the Felix, Acts 23:25-30. Letters of intercession poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which by Paul and Philemon in behalf of Onesimus, he hath given will he pay him again. Philem. 1; of recommendation, 2 Cor. 3:1.

Prov. 22:7. The rich ruleth over the poor, LETUSHIM, a son of Dedan, Gen. 25:3. and the borrower is servant to the lender, LEUMMIM, a son of Dedan, Gen. 25.3.

Prov. 28:8. He that by usury and unjust LEVI. Son of Jacob, Gen. 29:34; 35:23; gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather 1 Chr. 2:1. Avenges the seduction of Dinah, it for him that will pity the poor.

Gen. 34; 49:5–7. Jacob's prophecy regardIsa. 24:1. Behold, the LORD maketh the ing, Gen. 49:5-7. His age at death, Ex. earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turn- 6:16. Descendants of, made ministers of eth it upside down, and scattereth abroad religion. See LEVITES. the inhabitants thereof. 2. And it shall be, LEVIATHAN. Possibly a ocodile, as with the people, so with the priest; as Job 41; Psa. 104:26. The crooked (R. V.) with the servant, so with his master; as with serpent,” Isa. 27:1. the maid, so with her mistress; as with the FIGURATIVE: Psa. 74:14.

LEVITES. The descendants of Levi. List of those who returned from captivSet apart as ministers of religion, Num. 1: ity, Ezra 2:40-63; 7:7; 8:16-20; Neh. 7:13-73; 47-51; 3:6-16; 16:9; 26:57–62; Deut. 10:8; 1 12. Sealed the covenant with Nehemiah, Chr. 15:2. Substituted in the place of the Neh. 10:9-28. firstborn, Num. 3:12,41-45; 8:14, 16-18; 18:6. Emoluments of: In lieu of landed inherReligious zeal of, Ex. 32:26–28; Deut. 33:9, itance, forty-eight cities with suburbs were 10; Mal. 2:4,5. Consecration of, Num. 8:6-21. assigned to them, Num. 35:2-8, with 18:24 Sedition among, led by Korah, Dathan, Abi- and 26:02; Deut. 10:9; 12:12, 18, 19; 14:27-29; ram, and On, on account of jealousy toward 18:1-8; Josh. 13:14; 14:3; 18:7; 1 Chr.6:54-81; Moses and Aaron, Num. 16, with 4:19,20. 13:2; 2 Chr. 23:2; Ezek. 34:1-5. Assigned

Three divisions of, each having the name to, by families, Josh. 21:1-40. Suburbs of of one of its progenitors, Gershon, Kohath, their cities were inalienable for debt, Lev. and Merari, Num. 3:17. Gershonites and their 25:32-34. Tithes and other offerings, Num. duties, Num. 3:18-26; 4:23–26; 10:17. Ruling 18:24, 26–32; Deut. 18:1-8; 26:11-13; Josh. 13: chief over the Gershonites was the second 14; Neh. 10:38,39; 12:44,47. First fruits, Neh. son of the ruling high priest, Num. 4:28. 12:14,47. Spoils of war, including captives, Kohathites, consisting of the families of the Num. 31:30,42–47. See TITHES. Tithes withAmramites, Izeharites, Hebronites, Uzziel- held from, Neh. 13:10-13; Mal. 3:10. Penites, Num. 3:27; 4:18-20. Of the Amramites, sioned, 2 Chr. 31:16-18. Owned lands, Deut. Aaron and his family were set apart as 18:8, with 1 Kin. 2:26. Land allotted to, by priests, Ex. 28:1; 29:9; Num. 3:38; 17; 8:1-14; Ezekiel, Ezek. 48:13,14. 18:1; the remaining families appointed to take Enrollment of, at Sinai, Num. 1:47-49; charge of the ark, table, candlestick, altars, 2:33; 3:14-39; 4:2,3; 26:57-62; 1 Chr. 23:3-5. and vessels of the sanctuary, the hangings, Degraded from the Levitical office by Jeroand all the service, Num. 3:27-32; 4:2-15. boam, 2 Chr. 11:13-17; 13:9-11. Loyal to The chief over the Kohathites was the old- the ruler, 2 Kin. 11:7-11; 2 Chr. 23:7. est son of the ruling high priest, Num 3:32; Intermarry with Canaanites, Ezra 9:1,2; 1 Chr. 9:20. Merarites, Num. 3:20,33-37; 4: 10:23,24. Exempt from enrollment for mil31-33; 7:8; 10:17; 1 Chr. 6:19,29,30; 23:21-23. itary duty, Num. 1:47-54, with 1 Chr. 12:26. The chief over the Merarites was the second Subordinate to the sons of Aaron, Num. son of the ruling high priest, Num. 4:33. 3:9; 8:19; 18:6.

Place of, in camp and march, Num. 1:50- Prophecies concerning, Jer. 33:18; Ezek. 53; 2:17; 3:23-35. Cities assigned to, in the 14:10-14; Mal. 3:3; of their repentance of land of Canaan, Josh. 21. Lodged in the the crucifixion of the Messiah, Zech. chambers of the temple, 1 Chr. 9:27,33; Ezek. 12:10-13. John's vision concerning, Rev. 40:44. Resided also in villages outside of 7:7. Jerusalem, Neh. 12:29.

LEX TALIONIS. See RETALIATION. Age of, when inducted into office, Num. LIARS. All men liars, Psa. 116:11. 4:33,30,47; 8:23-26; 1 Chr. 23:3,24,27; Ezra 3:8; Satan a, John 8:44,55. Prohibited the Kingwhen retired from office, Num, 4:3,47. dom of Heaven, Rev. 21:8.

Functions of: Had charge of the taber- See DECEIT; DECEPTION; FALSEHOOD; nacle in camp and on the march, Num. 1: HYPOCRISY. 50-53; 3:6-9,21-37; 4:1-15, 17-19; 8:19; 18:3-6; LIBERALITY. Ex. 22:29. Thou shalt and of the temple, 1 Chr. 9:27-29; 23:2–32; not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, Ezra 8:21-31.

and of thy liquors: the firstborn of thy sons Bore the ark of the covenant, Deut. 10:8; shalt thou give unto me. 30. Likewise shalt 1 Chr. 15:2,26,27. Ministered before the thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: ark, 1 Chr. 16:4. Custodians and adminis- Ex. 13:2,12. trators of the tithes and other offerings, 1 Ex. 23:15. Thou shalt keep the feast of Chr. 9:26-29; 26:28; 29:8; 2Chr. 21:5,11; unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleav31:11-19; 34;!; Ezra 8:29,30,33; Neh. 12:44. ened bread seven days, as I commanded Prepared the shewbread, 1 Chr. 23:28,29. thee, in the time appointed of the month Assisted the priests in preparing the sacrifice, Abib: for in it thou camest out from Egypt: 2 Chr. 29:12-36; 2 Chr. 35:1-18. Killed the and none shall appear before me empty:) passover for the children of the captivity, Ex. 34:20. Ezra 6:20,21. Teachers of the law, Deut. 33: Ex. 25:1. And the LORD spake unto Moses, 10; 2 Chr. 17:8,9; 30:22; 35:3; Neh. 8:7-13; Mal. saying, 2. Speak unto the children of Is2:6,7. Were judges, Deut.17:9; 1 Chr. 23:4; 26: rael, that they bring me an offering: of 29; 2 Chr. 19:8-11; Neh. 11:16. See JUDGES. every man that giveth it willingly with his

Were scribes of the sacred books. See heart ye shall take my offering; 3. And SCRIBES. Pronounced the blessings of the law this is the offering which ye shall take of in the responsive service at Mount Gerizim, them; gold, and silver, and brass, 4. And Deut. 27:12; Josh. 8:33. Were porters of the blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, doors. See PORTERS. Were overseers in and goats' hair, 5. And rams' skins dyed building and the repairs of the temple, 1 Chr. red, and badgers' skins, and shittim wood, 23:2-4; Ezra 3:8,9. Were musicians of the 6. Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, temple service. See Music. Supervised and for sweet incense. 7. Onyx stones, and weights and measures, 1 Chr. 23:29. stones to be set in the ephod, and in the

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