Page images

Ps. xxxix, 2. I was dumb with Lam. Ill, 4. My flesh and my LORD: and Jotham his son 1099 silence; I held my peace, even skin hath he made old; he hath over the king's house, judging the from good; and my sorrow was broken my bones.

people of the land. So Uzziah slept stirred.

with his fathers and they buried Ezek. xxiv, 27. In that day shall


him with his fathers in the field thy mouth be opened to him 2 Chron. XVI, 12. And Asa, in the the kings; for they said, He is a

of the burial which belonged to which is escaped, and thou shalt thirty and ninth year of his reign, leper: and' Jotham his son reigned speak, and be no more dumb: and was diseased in his feet, until his thou shalt be a sign unto them; disease was exceeding great: yet

in his stead. and they shall kuow that I am the in his disease he sought not to the Matth. XXVI, 6. Now, when Jesus LORD. LORD, but to the physicians. was in Bethany, in the house of

Simon the leper.


Luke xvii, 12. And as he entered 2 Chron. xxi, 18, 19. And after all this the LORD smote him smite thee with the botch of Egypt, which stood afar ofr.

into a certain village, there met Deut. xxvill, 27. The LORD will

him ten men that were lepers, [Jehoram) in his bowels with an and with the emerods, and with incurable disease. And it came the scab, and with the itch, whereto pass, that, in process of time, of thou canst not be healed.

LAW OF LEPROSY. after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his

(UNCLEAN.] sickness; 80 he died of sore


Lev. xiii, 2, 3, 7-11, 14, 15, 24-27, diseases: and his people made no Lev. xill, 28. And if the bright 29, 30, 35, 36, 42-44. When a man burning for him, like the burning spot stay in his place, and spread shall have in the skin of his flesh of his fathers.

not in the skin, but it be somewhat a rising, a scab, or bright spot, Acts xxviii, 8. And it came to dark; it is a rising of the burning, and it be in the 'skin of his flesh pass, that the father of Publlus and the priest shall pronounce like the plague of leprosy; then he lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody him clean: for it is an inflamma- shall be brought unto Aaron the

tion of the burning. flux: to whom Paul entered in,

priest, or unto

one of his sons the and prayed, and laid his hands on Deut. xxviii, 22. The LORD shall priests: And the priest shall look him, and healed him. smite thee with an inflammation.

on the plague in the skin of the flesh; and when the hair in the

plague is turned white, and the EMERODS.


plague in sight be deeper than the 1 Sam. v, 6, 12. But the hand of Lev. xv, 2. Speak unto the chil- skin of his flesh, it is a plague of the LORD was heavy upon them of dren of Israel, and say unto them, leprosy: and the priest shall look Ashdod, and he destroyed them, When any man hath a running on him, and pronounce him unand smote them with emerods, even issue out of his flesh, because of his clean. But if the scab spread Ashdod, and the coasts thereof. issue he is unclean.

much abroad in the skin, after And the men that died not were Matth. ix, 20. And, behold, a that he bath been seen of the smitten with the emerods: and the woman, which was diseased with priest for his cleansing, he shall be cry of the city went up to heaven. an issue of blood twelve years, seen of the priest again. And i

came tehind him, and touched the priest see, that, behold, the the hem of his garment.

scab spreadeth in the skin; then EPILEPSY.

the priest shall pronounce bím unMatth. xvii, 15. Lord, have LAMENESS.

clean: it is a leprosy. When the mercy on my son: for he is luna

plague of leprosy is in a man, then tick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes

Gen. xxxii, 31. And as he passed he shall be brought unto the he falleth into the fife, and oft him, and he halted upon his thigh. him: and, behold, if the rising de

over Penuel, the sun rose upon priest; And the priest shall see into the water.

2 Sam. iv, 4. And Jonathan, white in the skin, and it have

Saul's son, had a son that was turned the hair white, and there FEVER.

lame of his feet. He was five be quick raw flesh in the rising, Deut. xxvili, 22. The LORD shall years old when the tidings came It is an old leprosy in the skin of emite thee with a fever.

of Saul and Jonathan out of Jez- his flesh; and the priest shall proJob xxx, 27, 30. My bowels reel, and his nurse took him up, nounce him unclean, and shall not boiled, and'rested not; the days of and fled: and it came to pass, as shut him up: for he is unclean. affliction prevented me. My skin

she made haste to flee, that he But when raw flesh appeareth in is black upon me, and my bones tell, and became lame; and his him, he shall be unclean. And the are burned with heat, name was Mephibosheth.

priest shall see the raw flesh, and Matth. viii, 14. And when Jesus dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did the raw flesh is unclean: it is a

2 Sam. ix, 13. So Mephibosheth pronounco him to be unclean; for was come into Peter's house, he eat continually at the king's table; leprosy. Or if there be any flesh, saw his wife's mother laid, and and was lame on both his feet.

in the skin whereof there is a hot sick of a fever.

burning, and the quick flesh that John iv, 52. Then enquired he of


burneth have a white bright spot, them the hour when he began to

somewhat reddish, or white; Then

2 Kings v, 27. amend. And they said unto him, therefore of Naaman shall cleave behold, if the hair in the bright

The leprosy the priest shall look upon it; and, Yesterday at the seventh hour the unto thee, and unto thy seed for spot be turned white, and it be in tever left him.

ever. And he went out from his sight deeper than the skin, it is a

presence a leper as white as snow. leprosy broken out of the burning: FRACTURES.

2 Chron. xxvi, 21, 23. And Uz- wherefore the priest shall proProv. XXV, 19. Confidence in an zlah the king was a leper unto the nounce him unclean: it is the nnfaithful man in time of trouble day of his death, and dwelt in a plague of leprosy. But if the is like a broken tooth, and a foot several house, being a leper; for he priest look on it, and, behold, there out of joint

was cut off from the house of the be no white hair in the bright spot, and it be no lower than the other spread not, and there be in it no, hold, of the plagne have not skin, but be somewhat dark; tben yellow hair, and the scall be not changed his colour, and the plague the priest shall shut him up seven in sight deeper than the skit; He be not spread, it is unclean; thou days. And the priest shall look shall be shaven, but the scall shall shalt burn it in the fire: it is fret upon him the seventh day: and if he not shave: and the priest shall inward, rchether it be bare within it be spread much abroad in the shut up him that hath the scull or without. And if the priest skin, then the priest shall pro- seven days more. And in the look, and, behold, the plague be nounce him unclean: it is the seventh day the priest shall look somewhat dark after the washing plague of leprosy. If a man or on the scall: and, behold, if the of it; then he shall rend it out of woman have a plague upon the scall be not spread in the skin, the garment, or out of the skin, head or the beard; Then the nor be in sight deeper than the or out of the warp, or out of the priest shall see the plague: and, skin; then the priest shall pro- woof. And if it appear still in the behold, if it be in sight deeper nounce him clean; and he shall garment, either in the warp, or in than the skin, and there be in it a wash his clothes, and be clean. the woof, or in any thing of skin, yellow thin hair; then the priest But if the scall be in his sight at a it is a spreading plajue; thou shall pronounce him unclean: it is stay, and that there is black hair shalt burn that wherein the a dry scall, eren a leprosy upon grown up therein, the scall is plague is with fire. And the garthe head or beard. But if the healed, he is clean: and the priest ment, either warp or woof, or scall spread much in the skin after shall pronounce him clean. whatsoever thing of skin it be, his cleansing; Then the priest

which thou shalt wash, if the shall look on him; and, behold, if

plague be departed from them, the scall be spread in the skin, the LEPERS OBLIGED TO DWELL then it shall be washed the second priest shall not seek for yellow IN SEPARATION. tirne, and shall be clean. This is hair; he is unclean. And if there

Lev. xiii, 46. All the days where the law of the plague of leprosy be in the bald head, or bald fore- in the plague shall be in lim he in a garment of woollen or linen, head, a white reddish sore, it is a shall be defiled; he is unclean: he either in the warp, or woof, or leprosy sprung up iu his bald head, shall dwell alone; without the camp any thing of skins, to pronounce or his balu forehead. Then the shall his habitation be.

it clean, or to pronounce it unpriest shall look upon it: and, be

clean. hold, if the rising of the sore be Num. V, 2-4. Command the chilwhite reddish in his bald head, or dren of Israel, that they put out for all manner of plague of leprosy,

Lev. xiv, 54-57. This is the law in his ball forehead, as the leprosy of the camp every leper, and every and scall, And for the leprosy of appeareth in the skin of the desh, one that hath an issue, and whoso- a garment, and of a house, And He is a leprous man, he is un' ever is defiled by the dead: Both for a rising, and for a scab, and for clean: the priest shall pronounce male and female shall ye put out, a briglit spot; To teach when it him utterly unclean; his plugue is without the camp shall yo pat is unclean, and when it is clean: in his head.

them; that they defile not their this is the law of leprosy.
camps, in the midst whereof I
dwell. And the children of Israel

Deut. xxiv, 8. Take heed in the

did so, and put them out without plague of leprosy, that thon obLev. xiii, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 31-34, 37.

the camp: as the LORD spake unto serve diligently, and do according If the bright spot be white in the Moges, 10 did the children of to all that the priests the Levites Israel.

shall teach you: as I commanded skin of bis flesh, and in sight be

them, 80 ye shall observe to do. not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be pot turned white;

LEPROSY IN GARMENTS. then the priest shall shut up him Lev. xlii, 49-59. And if the

LEPROSY IN HOUSES. that hath the plague seven days. plague be greenish or reddish in

(See under ARCHITECTURE, And the priest shall look on him the garment, or in the skin, either

Page 52.) the seventh day; and, behold, t in the warp, or in the woof, or in the plague in his sight be at a any thing of skin; it is a plagne of LOSS OF APPETITE. stay, and the plague spread not in leprosy, and shall be shewed unto Job xxxiii, 20. So that his life the skin; then the priest shall shut the priest. And the priest shall abhorreth bread, and his soul him up seven days more.. And look upon the plague, and shut dainty meat. If a leprosy break out abroad in up it that hath the plague seven the skin, and the leprosy cover all days. And he shall look on the and withered like grass, so that I

Ps. cii, 4. My heart is smitten, the skin of him that hath the plague on the seventh day: if the forget to eat my bread. plague, from his head even to his plague be spread in the garment, fuot, wheresoever the priest look- either in the warp, or in the woof.

Ps. cvii, 17, 18. Fools, because eth; Then the priest shall consi- or in a skin, or in any work that of their transgression, and because der: and, behold, if the leprosy is made of skin, the plague is of their iniquities, are afflicted: have covered all his nesh, be shall a fretting leprosy; it is unclean. Their soul abhorreth all manner pronounce him clean that hath the He sliall therefore burn that gar- of meat; and they draw near unto plague; it is all turned white: he ment, whether warp or woof, in the gates of death. 18 clean. And the priest shall see woollen or in linen, or any thing him; and, behold, if the plague be of skin, wherein the plague is: for

LUNACY. turned into white; then the priest it is a fretting leprosy: it shall be

Deut. xxviii 28. The LORD shall shall pronounce him clean that burnt in the fire. And if the hath the plague: he is clean. And priest shall look, and, behold, the

smite thee with madness, and if the priest look on the plague of plague be not spread in the gar

blindness, and astonishment of

heart. the scall, and, behold, it be not in ment, either in the warp, or in sight deeper than the skin, and the woof, or in any thing of skin; 1 Sam. XXI, 15. Have I need of that there is no black hair in it; Then the priest shall command madmen, that ye have brought then the priest shall shut up him that they wash the thing wherein this fellow to play the madman in that hath the plague of the scall the plague is, and he shall shut it my presence? shall this fellow feven days. And in the seventh up seven days more. And the come into my house? day the priest shall look on the priest shall look on the plague, Dan. iv, 36. At the same timo plague: and, behold, v the scall' after that it is washed: and, be my reason returned unto me; and,

for the glory of my kingdom, mine and beast: they shall die of a great ways, and pour out the vials of the honour andi brightness returned pestilence.

wrath of God upon the earth. untu me; and my counsellors and

And the first went, and poured my lorris solight unto me; and I Ps. Ixxvili, 50. He made a way

out his vial upon the earth; and was est iblished in my kingdom, to his anger; he spared not their there fell a noisome and grievous and excellent majesty was added soul froni death, but gave their sore upon the men which had the unto nie life over to the pestilence.

mark of the beast, and upon them Dan. V, 21. And he was driven Ps. xci, 6. Nor for the pestilence

which worshipped his iniuge. from the sons of men; and his that walketh in darkness; nor for heart was made like the beasts, the destruction that wasteth at

WORMS. and bis dwelling was with the noon-day.

Acts xli, 23. And immediately wild asses: they fed him with grass

Ezek. v, 12. A third part of thee the angel of the Lord smote him, like oxen, and his body was wet

because he gave not God the with the 'dew of lieaven; till he shall die with the festilence, and knew that the most high God with famine shall they be con- glory: and he was eaten of worms,

and gave up the ghost. ruled in the kingdom of men, and sumed in the midst of thee. that he appointeth over it whom- Amos iv, 10. I have sent among

PIIYSICIANS. soever he will.

you the pestilence after the man-
ner of Egypt.

2 Chron. xvi, 12.

Yet in Acts xxvi, 24, 25. And as he

Habak. Iil, 6. Before him went to the LORD, but to the phys

his disease he [sa] sought not thus spake' for himself. Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou went forth at his feet. the pestilence, and burning coals

icians. art beside thyself, much learning

Neh. iif. 8. ... Next unto him doth make thee mad. But he (See also under SWORD.) repaired Ilananiah, the son of one sald, I am not mad, most noble

of the apothecaries..... Festus; but speak forth the words SKIN DISEASES.

Jlark v, 25, 26. And a certain of truth and soberness.

Leo. xiii, 38, 39. If a man also or woman, which had an issue of

a woman have in the skin of their blood twelve years, And had MONOMANIA.

flesh bright spots, even white suffered many things of many 1 Sam. xvi, 14. But the spirit of bright spots; Then the priest shall physicians, and had spent all that the Lord departed from Saul, and look: and, behold, v the bright she had, and was nothing betteran evil spirit from the LORD spots in the skin of their flesh be ed, but rather grew worse. troubled him. darkish white; it is a freckled

Col. iv, 14. Luke, the beloved spot that groweth in the skin: he physician, and Demas, greet you.


Deut. xxviii, 35. The LORD shall Job xili 4. Bat ye are forgers Zech. xiv, 12. And this shall be sinite thee in the knees, and in of lies, ye are all physicians of no the plague wlierewith the LORD the legs, with a sore botch that value.• will smite all the people that have cannot be healed, from the sole fought against Jerusalem; Their of thy foot unto the top of thy Gilead? is there no physician

Jer. vili, 22. Is there no balm in flesh shall consume away while head. they stand upon their feet, and

there? why then is not the health

Job vii, 5. My flesh is clothed of the daughter of my people retheir eyes shall consumo away in their holes, and their tongue shall

with worms an'ı clods of dust; my covered? consume away in their mouth.

skin is broken, and become loath- Matth. ix, 12. But when Jesus some.

heard that, he said unto them, PALSY.


They that be whole need not á Mark ii, 3.. And they come unto

physician, but they that are sick. him, bringing one sick of the

2 Kings iv, 19. 20. And he said

Mark ii, 17. When Jesus heard unto his father, My bead, my head! it, he saith unto them, They that palsy, which was borne of four.

And he said to a lad, Carry him to are whole have no need of the (Sce under MIRACLES.) his mother. And when he had physician, but they that are sick:

taken him and brought him to his I came not to call the righteous, PLAGUE

mother, he sat on her knees till but sinners to repentance. Num. XXV 9. And those that noon, and then died. died in the plague were twenty

Luke iv, 23.' And he said unto

Isa. xlix, 10. They shall not them, Ye will surely say unto me and four thousand.

hunger nor thirst; neither shall this proverb, Physician, heal thy; Deut. xxviii. 21. The Lord shall the heat nor sun smite them. ...

self: whatsoever we have heard make the pestilence cleave unto Rev. vii, 16. They shull hunger done in Capernaum, do also here thee, until he have consumed theo no more, veither thirst any more; in thy country. from off the land, whither thou neither shall the sun light on Luke v, 31. And Jesns answerguest to possess it. them, nor any heat.

ing, said unto them, They that 2 Sam. xxiv, 15, 25. So the LORD

are whole need not a playsician;

ULCERS. sent a pestilence upon Israel, from

but they that are sick. the morning even to the time ap

Lev. xv, 3. And this shall be his pointed: and there died of the uncleanness this issue: whether MEDICINES, BALM, ETC. people, from Dan even to Beer- his flesh run with his issue, or his

Prov. xvii, 22. A merry heart sheba, seventy thousand men. flesh be stopped from his issue, it doeth good like a medicine: but a And David built there an altar is his uncleanness.

broken spirit drieth the bones. unto the LORD, and offered burnt- Luke xvi, 20. And there was a

Prov. xx, 30. The blueness of a offerings and peace-offerings. So certain beggar named Lazarus, wound cleanseth away evil; so do the LORD was entreated for the which was laid at his gate, full of stripes the inward parts of the land, and the plague was stayed sores.

belly. froin Israel.

Rev. xvf, 1, 2. And I heard a Isa. I, 6. From the sole of the Jer. SX1, 6. And I will smite the great voico out of the temple say foot even unto the head there is inhabitants of this city, both man ing to the seven angels, Go your / no soundness in it; but wounds, and bruises, and putrifying sores: Hosea v, 13. When Ephraim SHORTNESS AND UNCER they have not been closed,

neither saw his sickness, and Judah saw TAINTY OF LIFE. bound up, neither mollified with his wound, then went Ephraim to

Gen. xxvii, 2. And he said, Beointment.

tho Assyrian, and sent to king bold, now,"I'am old, I know not Isaiah xxxvii, 21. For Isaiah Jareb: yet could he not heal you, the day of my death! had said, Let them take a lump of nor cure you of your wound.

Gen. xlvii, 9. And Jacob said fgs, and lay it for a plaister upon Micah i, 9. For her wound is unto Pharaoh, The days of the the boil, and he shall recover. incurable; for it is come unto years of my pilgrimage are an

Jer. xlvi, 11. Go ap Into Judah: he is como unto the gate hundred and thirty years: few Gilead, and take balm, o virgin, of my people, even to Jerusalem.

and evil have the days of the the daughter of Egypt:in vain shalt Nah. iii, 19. There is no healing years of my life been, and have thou use many medicines; for of thy bruise; thy wound is griev- not attained unto the days of the thou shalt not be cured.

ous: all that hear the bruit of thee years of the life of my fathers in · Jer. II, 8, 9. Babylon is suddenly shall clap the hands over thee. . . the days of their pilgrimage. fallen and destroyed; howl for her; Matth. xvii, 16. And I brought 1 Sam. xx, 3. .... Truly, as the take balm for her pain, if so be shé him to thy disciples, and they LORD liveth, and as thy soul livmay be healed. We would have could not cure him.

eth, there is but a step between healed Babylon, but she is not

me and death. healed. .::.

RECOVERY IS FROM GOD, 1 Chron. xxix, 15. For we are Luke x, 34. And went to him, Job xxxiii, 23, 24, 29, 30. If there strangers before thee, and 80and bound up his wounds, pour- be a messenger with him, an in- journers, as were all our fathers: ing in oil and wine, and se him terpreter, one among a thousand, our days on the earth are as a on his own beast, and brought to show unto man his uprightness; shadow, and there is none abidhim to an inn, and took care of Then he is gracious unto him, and ing. him.

saith, Deliver him from going
down to the pit; I have found a strength of stones? or is my flesh

Job vi, 12. 18 my strength the OTHER MEANS EMPLOYED. ransom. Lo, 'all these things of brass?

with Mark vi, 13,56. And they cast out worketh God oftentimes

Job ix, 25, 28. Now my days are many devils, and anointed with man, To bring back his soul from oil many that were sick, and the pit, to be enlightened with the swifter than a post: they fee away,

they see no good. They are passhealed them. And whithersoever light of the living.

ed away as the swift ships: as the he entered, into villages, or cities, Ps. Ixvill, 20. He that is our or country, they laid the sick in God is the God of salvation; and eagle that hasteth to her proy. the streets, and besought him unto God the Lord belong the Job x, 20. Are not my days few? that they might touch if it were issues from death.

cease then, and let me alone, that but the border of his garment: and

Ps. cvii, 19, 20. Then they cry I may take comfort a little. as many as touched him were

unto the LORD in their trouble, Job xiv, 1-3,5,6. Man that is born made whole.

and he saveth them out of their of a woman is of few days, and Acts v, 15. Insomuch that they distresses. He sent his word, and full of trouble. He cometh forth brought' forth the sick into the healed them, and delivered them like a flower, and is cut down: he streets, and laid them on beds and from their destructions.

fleeth also as a shadow, and concouches, that at the least the sha

Ps. cxviii, 17, 18. I shall not die, tinueth pot. And dost thou open dow of Peter passing by might but live, and declare the works of thine eyes upon such an one, and overshadow some of them.

the LORD. The LORD hath chas- bringest me into judgment with James v, 14. Is any sick among tened me sore: but he hath not thee? Seeing his days are deteryou? let him call for the elders of given me over unto death.

mined, the number of his months the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil say? he hath both spoken unto me,

Isa. xxxviil, 15, 16. What shall I are with thee, thou best appoint

ed his bounds that he cannot pass; in the name of the Lord.

and himself hath done it: I shali Turn from him, that he may rest,

go softly all my years in the til he shall accomplish, as an DISEASE OFTEN INCUR- bitterness of my soul. O LORD, by bireling, ois day. ABLE.

these things men live, and in all Job xvi, 22. When a few years 2 Chron. xxi, 18.' And after all these things is the life of my spirit: are come, then I shall go the way this the LORD smoto him in his

so wilt thou recover me, and whence I shall not return. bowels with an incurable disease. make me to live.

Job xvii, 1. My breath is corPhu. ii, 27, 28. For indeed be rupt, my days are extinct, the Job xxxiv, 6. Should I lie against my right? my wound is God had mercy on him; and not

was sick nigh unto death: but graves are ready for me. incurable without transgression.

P3. xxxix, 4, 5, 13. LORD, make on him only, but on me also, lest P3. xli, 8. An evil disease, say I should have sorrow upon sor

me to know mine end, and the they, cleaveth fast unto him: and row. I sent him therefore the that I may know how frail I am.

measure of my days, what it is; now that he lieth, he shall rise up more carefully, that, when ye see Behold, thou hast made my days no more.

him again, yo nay rejoice, and as an band-breadth, and mine age jer. xv, 18. Why is my pain that I may be the less sorrowful.

is as nothing before thee: verily perpetual, and my wound' incur

every man at his best state is altoable, which refuseth to be healed?


gether vanity. Selah. wilt thou be altogether unto me ORIGINAL SENTENCE. me, that I may recover strength, as a liar, and as waters that fail?

Gen. iil, 19. . . . . Dust thou art, befora I go hence, and be nó. Jer. xxx, 12, 13. For thus saith and unto dust shalt thou return.

more. the LORD, Thy bruise is incurable, Rom. v, 12. Wherefore, as by Isa. xl, 6, 7. The voice said, and thy wound is grievous. one man sin entered into the Cry. And he said, What shall Tiere is none tor plead thy cause, world, and death by sin; and so cry? All flesh is grass, and all the thai thou mayest be bound up: death' passed upon al mon, for goodliness thereof is as the flower thou hast no healing medicines. that all have sinned.

of the field: The grass witbereth,

O spare

the flower fadeth: because the wheel broken at the cistern: Then (None of them can by any means spirit of the Lord bloweth upon shall the dust return to the earth redeem his brother, nor give to it; surely, the people is grass. as it was; and the spirit shall re-God a ransom for him; (For the

Ps. xc, 10. The days of our years turn unto God who gave it. redemption of their sonl is preare threescore years and ten; and

cious, and it ceaseth for ever;) ir by reason of strength they be

That he should still live for ever,

LESSONS. fourscore years, yet is their

and not see corruption. strength labour and sorrow: for it Num. xxiii, 10.

Let me P8 xc, 3. Thou tnrnest man to is soon cut off, and we fly away.

die the death of the righteous, destruction; and sayest, Return, Ps. ciii, 15, 16. As for man, his and let my last end be like his!

ye children of men. days are as grass: as a flower of Deut. xxxii, 29. Oh that they Ps. cili, 4. Who redeemeth thy the field, so he flourisheth. For were wise, that they understood life from destruction; who crown. the wind pasteth over it, and it is this, that they would consider eth thee with loving-kindness gone; and the place thereof shall their latter end!

and tender mercies. know it no more.

Ps. xc, 12. So teach us to num

Ps. lxviii, 20. He that is our God Ps. cxix, 109. My soul is con- ber our days, that we may apply is the God of salvation; and unto tinually in my hand: yet do I not our hearts unto wisdom.

God the Lord belong the issues forget thy law.

1 Çor. vii, 30, 31. And they that from death. Prov. xxvii, 1. Boast not thyself weep, as though they wept not; Dan. v, 23.

And the of to-morrow; for thou knowest and they that rejoice, as though God in whose hand thy breath is, not what a day may bring forth.

they rejoiced' not; and they that and whose are all thy ways, hast Zech. 1, 5. Yonr fathers, where buy, as though they, possessed thou not glorified. are they? and the prophets, do world, as not abusing it for the live, and move, and have our

Acts xvii, 28. For in him ve they live for ever?

fashion of this world passeth being, as certain 'also of your own 2 Tim. iv, 6. For I am now ready away. to be offered, and the time of my

poets have said, For we are also

2 Çor. iv, 16. For which cause his offspring. departure is at hand. James i, 10. But the rich, in that ward man perish, yet the inward we faint not; but though our out

Rom. xiv. 7. For none of us he is made low: because as the man is renewed day by day.

liveth to himself, and no man dieth flower of the grass he shall pass

to himself.

Eph. v, 15, 16. See then that ye away

walk circumspectly,
not as fools, and was dead; and, behold, I am

Rev. 1, 18. I am he that liveth, but as wise, Redeeming the time, alive for evermore, Amen; and FRAILTY OF LIFE. because the days are evil.

have the keys of hell and of death. Job iv, 17-21. Shall mortal Çol. iv, 5. Walk in wisdom toman be more just than God? shall ward them that are without, re

AN APPOINTED TIME a man be more pure than his deeming the time.

TO DIE. Maker? Behold, ho put no trust

Heb. xlli, 14. For here have we in his servants, and his angels he charged with folly: How much one to come. no continuing city, but we seek gathered unto his people; for he

Num. XX, 24-26. Aaron shall bo less in them that dwell in houses

shall not enter into the land which of clay, whose foundation is in the that say, To-day, or to-morrow, Israel, because ye rebelled against

James iv, 13-15. Go to now, ye I have given unto the children of moth? They are destroyed from we will go into such a city, and my word at the water of Meribah. moruing to evening: they perish and sell, and get gain;' Whereas and bring them up unto mount for ever, without any regarding it.......

They die, even with ye know not what shall be on the Hor; And strip Aaron of his garout wisdom.

morrow. For what is your life? ments, and put them upon Eleazar

It is even a vapour, that appear- his son: and Aaron shall be Job vii, 17, 18. What is man, eth for a little time, and then gathered unto his people, and that thou shouldest magnify him vanisheth away. For that ye shall die there. and that thou shouldest set thine ought to say, if the Lord will, we heart heart upon him? And that shall live, and do this, or that.

Deut. xxxil, 50. And die in the thou shouldest visit him every

mount whither thou goest up, and morning, and try him every mo

be gathered unto thy people; as ment?

DEATH THE WILL OF GOD. Aaron thy brother died in mount Ps. Ixxxix, 47. Remember how Job v, 18. For he maketh sore, Hor, and was gathered unto his short my time is: wherefore hast and bindeth up; he woundeth, and people. thou made made all men in vain? his hands make whole.

2 Kings vill, 10. And Elisha Ps. xc, 4, 9. For a thousand Job x, 8. Thine hands have made said unto him, Go, say unto him, years in thy sight are but as me, and fashioned me together Thou mayest certainly recover: yesterday when it is past, and as round about; yet thou dost destroy howbeit the LORD hath shewed me a watch in the night. For all our me.

that he shall surely die. days are passed away in thy JOB xxx, 23. For I know that 2 Kings xx, 6. And I will add wrath: we spend our years as a thou wilt bring me to death, and unto thy days Afteen years...... tale that is told.

to the house appointed for all Job vii, 1, 2. . Is there not an P8. ciii, 14, 19. For he knoweth living.

appointed time to man upon our frame: he remembereth that

Ps. ix, 13. Have mercy upon earth? are not his days also like we are dust; The Lord hath pre- me, o Lórd; consider my trouble the days of an hireling?

As a pared his throne in the heavens; which I suffer of them that hate servant earnestly desireth the and his kingdom ruleth over all. me, thou that liftest me up from shadow, and as an hireling lookEccles. xii, 6, 7. Or ever the the gates of death.

*eth for the reward of his work. silver cord be loosed, or the golden Ps. xlix, 6-9. They that trust in Job xiv, 5, 14. Seeing his days are bowl be broken, or the pitcher be their wealth, and boast themselves determined, the number of his bruken at the fountain, or the 'in the multitude of their riches: months are with thee; thou hast

« PreviousContinue »