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appointed his bounds that he can- | down alike in the dust, and the Isa. xxxvill, 1. In those days not pass: If a man die, shall he worms shall cover them. Yet was IIezekiah sick unto death. live again? All the days of my shall he be brought to the And Isaiah the prophet, the son appointed time will I wait, till my grave, and shall remain in the of Amoz, came unto him, and said chango come. tomb. The clods of the valley unto him, Thus saith the LORD,

Set thine house in order: for thou Eccles. iii, 2. A time to be born, shall be sweet unto him, and and a time to die: a time to plant, every man shall draw after him, shalt die, and not live.

as there are innumerable before and a time to pluck up that which him.

Heb. ix, 16, 17. For where a is planted.

testament is there must also of Isa. xxxvil, 5. Go and say to

Jod xxiv, 24. They are ex necessity be the death of the Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, alted for a little while, but are testator. For a testament is of the God 'of David thy father, I gone and brought low; they are force after men are dead: other have lieard thy prayer, I have taken out

of the way as all other, wise it is of no strength at all while seen thy tears: Behold, I' will add and cut off as the tops of the the testator liveth. unto thy days fifteen years.

ears of corn.
Job xxxiv, 14, 15. If he set his

II.-SOLICITUDE FOR NONE TO BE EXEMPTED. heart upon man, the gather into

SURVIVORS. Num, xxiv, 23. And he took up All flesh shall perish together, and himself his spirit and his breath;

Deut. xxxi, 14, 28, 29. And the his pirable, and said, Alas! who slali live when God doeth this? man shall turn again unto dust.

LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy

days approach that thon must die: Josh. xxill, 14. And, behold, this eth away, and another generation selves in the tabernacle of the

Eccles. I, 4. One generation pass- call Joshua, and present yourday I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your

cometh: but the earth abideth for congregation, that I may give him

ever. hearts, and in all your souls, that

a charge. And Moses and Joshua not one thing hath failed of all the Eccles. II, 16. For there is no re-went, and presented themselves good things which the LORD your membrance of the wise more than in the tabernacle of the congregaGod spake concerning you; all of the fool for ever, seeing that tion.

Gather unto me all the are come to pass unto you, and which now is, in the days to come elders of your tribes, and your not one thing hath falled thereof. shall all be forgotten: and how officers, that I may speak these

words in their ears, and call Judges ii, 10. And also all that dieth the wise mani as the fool.

heaven and earth

Eccles. 1v, 15. I considered all generation were gathered unto

to record their fathers; and there arose the living which walk under the against them. For I know that another generation after them, sun, with the second child that after my death ye will utterly

corrupt yourselves, and turn aside which knew not the Lord, nor yet shall stand up in his stead.

from the way which I have comthe works which he had done for

Eccles. vi, 6. Yea, though he manded you; and evil will befall Israel.

live a thousand years twice told, yon in the latter days; because yo 1 Kings il, 2. I go the way of all yet hath he seen no good: do not will do evil in the sight of the the earth: be thou strong there all go to one place?

Lord, to provoke him to anger fore, and show thyself a man. Eccies. viii, 8. There is no man

through the work of your hands. Job vil, 9, 10. As the cloud is that hath power over the spirit,

1 Kings ii, 1,2. Now the days of consumed and vanisheth away; 80

to retain the spirit; neither hath David drew nighi that he should he that goeth dowu to the grave

he power in the day of death: and die; and he charged Solomon his bla'l come up no more. He shall there is no discharge in that war; son, saying, I go the way of all the return no more to his house, neither shall wickedness deliver earth: be thou strong therefore, neither shall his place know him

those that are given to it. and shew thyself a man. any more.

Eccles. xii, 5. Also when they Job is, 22. This is one thing, high, and fears shall be in the way after my decease to live these

2 Peter 1, 15. Moreover, I will shall be afraid of that which is endeavour that ye may be able therefore I said it, He destroyeth and the almond-tree shall flourish. the perfect and the wicked.

things always in remembrance. Job xiv, 10, 12, 19, 20. But man

Zech. I, 6. Your fathers, where dieth, and wasteth away; yea, man they live for ever? are they? and the prophets, do

III.-CHARGE IN REGARD giveth up the ghost, and where is he? Si man lietla down, and riseth Heb. vil, 23. And they truly were

TO BODY WHEN DEAD. not: till the he.ivens be no more, many priests, because they were Gen. xlvii, 29, 30. And the time they shall not awake, nor be raised not suffered to continue by drew nigh that Israelmust die, out of their sleep. The waters reason of death.

and he called his son Joseph, and wear the stones: thou washest

said unto bim, If now I have away the things which grow out

found grace in thy right, put, I of the dust of the earth; and thou PREPARATION FOR pray thee, thy hand under my destroyest the hope of man. Thou


ihigh, and deal kindly and truly prevailest for ever against him,

with me; bury me not, I pray and le pisseth; thou changest his


thee, in Egypt: But I will lie with countenance, and sendest him

my fathers; and thou shalt carry

1.-SECULAR. away.

me out of Egypt, and bury me 2 Kings xx, 1. In those days was in their burying-place. And he Job xxi, 23, 25, 26, 32, 33. One Hezekialı sick unto death; and the sai! I will do as thou hast said: dieth in his full strength, being prophet Isaiah the son of Amoz Gen. xlix, 29-33. And he charged . wholly at ease and quiet. And came to him, and said unto him, them, and said unto them, I am an ther dioth in the bitterness Thus saith the LORD, Set thine to be gathered unto my people: of his sonl, and never eateth house in order; for thou shalt die, bury me with my fatliers in the with pleasure. They shall lie l and not live.

cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite; In the cave that is in ber our days, that we may apply against the inhabitants thereof, the field of Machpelah, which is our hearts unto wisdom.

that they should become a desola. before Mamre, in the land of

Ps. Ixxxviii, 10-12. Wilt thou tion and a curse, and hast rent Canaan, which Abraham bought shew wonders to the dead? shall thy clothes, and wept before me; with the field of Ephron the the dead arise and praise thee? I also have heard thee, saith the Hittite, for a possession of a bury: Selah. Shall thy loving-kindness LORD. Behold, therefore. I will Ing-place. There they buried be declared in the grave? or thy gather thee unto thy fathers, and Abraham and Sarah bis wife; taithfulness in destruction? Shail thou shalt be gathered into thy there they buried Isaac and

thy wonders be known in the grave in peace; and thine eyes Rebekah his wife; and there Idark? and thy righteousuess in shall not see all the evil which I buried Leah. The purchase of the land of forgetfulness?

will bring upon this place. And the field, and of the cave that is therein, was from the children of

Ps. cxv, 17. The dead praise not they brought the king word the LORD, 'neither any that go

again. Heth. And when Jacob had made down into silence.

Job xvii, 16. They shall go down to an end of commanding his sons, he gathered up his feet into the Eccles. ix, 10. Whatsoever thy the bars of the pit, when our rest bed, and yielded up the ghost, hand findeth to do, do it with thy together is in the dust. and was gathered unto his people miglit; for there is no work, nor P3. xxxi, 5. Into thine hand I com

derice, nor knowledge, nor Wis- mit my spirit: thou hast redeemed Gen. 1, 4-6, 25. ... Joseph said, dom, in the grave, whither thou me, o LORD God of truth.

Speak, I pray yoii, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying, My goest.

P3. xxxvII, 37. Mark the perfect father made me swear, saying, Lo,

Isa. xxxvill, 18, 19. For the grave man, and behold the upright; for I die: in my grave which I have cannot praise theo, death can not the end of that man is peace. digged for me in the land of celebrate thee: they that go down

Ps. Ixxiii, 24. Thou shalt guide Canaan, there shalt thou bury into the pit cannot hope for thy me with thy counsel, and afterme. Now therefore let me go up, I truth. The living, the living, he ward receive me to glory. I pray thee, and bury my father, shall praise theo, as I do this day: and I will come again.

Ps. cxvi, 15. Precious in the the father to the children shall siglt of the LORD is the death of

Pharaoh said, Go up and bury thy make known tly truth.

his saints. father, according as he made thee Amos iv, 12. Therefore thus will

Prov. xl, 8. The righteous is gwear. And Joseph took an oath I do unto thee, O Israel: and beof the children of Israel, saying. cause I will do this unto thee. delivered out of trouble, and the God will surely visit you, and ye preparo to meet thy God, 0

wicked cometh in his stead. shall carry up my bones from Israel.

Prov. xiv, 32. The wicked is • hence.

Matth. x, 28. And fear not them driven away in his wickedness: 2 Sam. xix, 37. Let thy servant, which kill the body, but are not but the righteous hatha hope in his

death. I pray thee, turn back again, that able to kill the soul: but rather I may die in mine own city, and fear him which is able to destroy Eccles. vii, 1. A good name is be buried by the grave of my both soul anu body in hell. better than precious olutment; father and of my inother. .... John ix, 4. I must work the and the day of death than the day 1 Kings xili, 31. And it came to works of him that sent me, while

of one's birth. pass, after he had buried him, that it is day: the night cometh, when Isa. Ivii, 1. The righteous perish

eth, and no mau layeth it to heart; he spake to his sons, saying, When no man can work. I am dead, then bury me in the Heb. xlil, 14. For here have we

and merciful men are taken away, sepulchre wherein the man of no continuing city, but we seek

none considering that the rightGod is buried; lay my boncs be- one to come.

eous is taken away from the evil

to come. side his bones.

1 Peter 1, 17. And if ye call on

Luke xvi, 22, 25. And it came to Heb. xi

, 22. By faith Joseph, of persons judgeth according to pass, that the beggar died, and the departing of the children of every man's work, pass the time Israel; and gave commandment of

Abraham's bosom: the rich man

your sojourning here in fear. concerning his bones.

2 Peter i, 10, 11. Wherefore the Abraham said, Son, remember

also died, and was buried. But rather, brethren, give diligence to

that thon in thy lifetime receivedst make your calling and election thy good things, and likewise IV.-SPIRITUAL PREPAR- sure; for if ye do these things, ye Lazırus ovil things: but now he is ATION, WHICH MUST shall never fall: For so an entrance comforted, and thou art

torALWAYS BE MADE BEFORE shall be ministered unto you mented. DEATII.

abundantly into the everlasting
kingdom of our Lord and Saviour

Luke xxiil, 43. And Jesus said Deut. xxxii, 29. O that they Jesus Christ.

unto him, Verily I say unto thee, were wise, that they understood

To-day slialt thou be with me in this, that they would consider

paradise. their latter end!


John xi, 11-13. These things Ps. vi, 5. For in death there is


said he: and after that he saith no remembrance of thee: in the Num. xxiii, 10... Let me

unto them, Our friend Lazarus grave who shall give thee thanks? die the death of the righteous, and sleepeth; but I go, that I may P3. XXX, 9. What profit is there let my last end be like his!

awake him out of sleep. Then in iny blood, when I go down to 1 Kings li, 10. So David slept sald his disciples, Lord, if he the pit?

Shall the dust praise with his fathers, and was buried sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit thee? shall it declare thy truth? in the city of David.

Jesus spake of his death: but they Ps. xxxix, 4. LORD, make me

2 Kings xxii, 19, 20. Because thought that lie had spoken of to know mine end, and the meas- thine heart was tender, and thou taking of rest in sleep. ure of my days, what it is; that I hast humbled thyselt before the Rom. xiv, 6. For whether we may know how frail I am.

LORD, when thou heardest what I live, we live unto the Lord; and Ps. xc, 12. So ieich us to num- spako against this place, and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, shall be able to separate us from, II.-THE DEAD FORGOTTEN. or die, we are the Lord's. the love of God, which is in Christ

Job viii, 18, 19. If he destroy 1 Çor. iii, 22, 23. Whether Paul, Jesus our Lord.

him from his place, then it shall or Apollos, or Cephas, or the 1 Çor. xv, 55-57. O death, where deny him, saying, I have not seen world, or life, or death, or things is thy sting? O grave, where is thy thee. Bebold, this is the joy of present, or things to come; all are victory? The sting of death is sin; his way, and out of the earth shal! yours; And ye are Christ's; and and the strength of sin is the law. others grow. Christ is God's.

But thanks be to God, which Job xyill, 17. His remembrance Phil. i, 21, 23. For me to live is giveth us the victory through our

shall perish from the earth, and Christ, and to die is gain. For i Lord Jesus Christ.

he shall have no name in the am in a strait betwixt two, having 2 Çor, V, 8. We are confident, 1 street. a desire to depart, and be with say, and willing rather to be ab

Job xx, 8. He shall fly away as Christ; which is far better. sent from the body, and to be a dream, and shall not be found; Rev. xiv, 13. And I heard a present with the Lord.

yea, he shall be chased away as a voice from heaven saying unto 2 Tim. iv, 7,8. I have fought a vision of the night. me, Write, Blessed are the dead good fight, I have finished my

Ps. XXXI, 12. I am forgotten as a which die in the Lord from hence-course, I have kept the faith: dead man out of mind: I am like a forth: Yea,saith the Spirit

that they Henceforth there is laid up for mo broken vessel. may rest from their labours; and a crown of righteousness, which their works do follow them. the Lord, the righteous Judge,

Ps. Ixxxviii, 4,5. I am counted shall give me at that day; and not with them that go down into the THE HOPE OF CHRISTIANS. to me only, but unto all them also pit; I am as a man that hath no that love his appearing.

strength. Free among the dead, Gen. xlix, 18. I have waited for

like the slain that lie in the grave, thy salvation, O LORD!

DEATH A GREAT whom thou rememberest no more: Job vil, 16. I loathe it; I would


and they are cut off from thy not live alway: let me alone: for

hand. my days are vanity.

1.-PHYSICAL CHANGE Eccles. ii, 16. For there is no reJob xiii, 15. Though he slay me,

PRODUCED BY DEATH. membrance of the wise more than yet will I trust in him: but I will Gen. xxiii, 3, 4. And Abraham of the fool for ever. maintain mine own ways before stood up from before his dead, Eccles. iv, 16. There is no end of him.

and spake unto the sons of Heth, all the people, even of all that Job xix, 25-27. For I know that saying, I am a stranger and a have been before them: they also my Redeemer liveth, and that he sojourner with you: give me a pos- that come after shall not rejoice in.' shall stand at the latter day upon session of a burying-place with him. Surely this also is vanity the earth: And though after my you, that I may bury my dead out and vexation of spirit. skin worms destroy this body, yet of my sight.

Eccles. viii, 10. And so I saw in my flesh shall I see God. Job xxl, 26. They shall lie down the wicked buried, who had come Whom I shall see for myself, allke in the dust, and the worms and gone from the place of the and mine eyes shall behold, and shall cover them.

holy, and they were forgotten in not another; though my reins be

Job xxiv, 19. Drought and heat the city where they had so done. consumed within me.

consume the snow-waters; so doth This is also vanity. Ps. xlviii, 14. For this God is the grave those which have sinned. our God for ever and ever: he will Ps. xlix, 14. Like sheep they III.--TOTALLY AND FOR be our guide even unto death. are laid in the grave; death shall EVER CUT OFF FROM THE Is. lv, 8. I would hasten my feed on them; and the upright

WORLD. escape from the windy storm and shall have dominion over them in tempest. the morning; and their beauty

2 Chron. xxxiv, 28. Behold, I shall consume in the grave from will gather thee to thy fathers, Ps. Ixxiii, 25, 26. Whom have I their dwelling.

and thou shalt be gathered to thy in heaven but theer and there is none upon earth that I desire be- Ps. lxxx, 16. It is burnt with grave in peace, neither shall thine sido thee. My filesh and my fre; it is cut down: they perish at eyes see all the evil that I will

bring upon this place, and upon heart faileth: but God is the the rebuke of thy countenance.

the inhabitants of the same. So strength of my heart, and my por- Ps.cxli, 7. Our bones are scat- they brought the king word tion for ever.

tered at the grave's mouth, as again. Luke ii, 29, 30. Lord, now lettest when one cutteth and cleaveth

Job iii, 17-19. There the wicked thou thy servant depart in peace, wood upon the earth.

cease from troubling, and there according to thy word: For mine Isa. xiv, 11. Thy pomp is the weary be at rest. There the eyes have seen thy salvation. brought down to the grave, and prisoners rest together, they hear

the noise of thy viols: the worm not the voice of the oppressor. John xiv, 2, 3. In my Father's is spread under thee, and the The small and great are there; house are many mansions: if it worms, cover thee.

and the servant is free from his were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for

John xi, 39. Jesus said, Take master. you. And if I go and prepare a ye away tho stone. Martha, the

Job x, 21. Before I go whence I place for you, I will come again, sister of him that was dead, saith shall not return, even to the land and receive you unto myself; that unto him, Lord, by this time he of darkness, and the shadow

of where I am, there ye may be stinketh; for he hath been dead death.

four days. also.

Job xiv, 11,13-15,21. As the waters ROIA. viii, 38, 39. For I am per

Acts xiii, 86. For David, after fail from the sea, and the flood suaded, that 'neither death, nor he had served his own generation decayeth and drieth up. On that life, nor angels, nor principalities, by the will of God, fell on sleep, thou wouldest hide me in the nor powers, nor things present, and was laid unto his fathers, and grave, that thou wouldest keep nor things to come, Nor height, saw corruption.

me secret, until thy wrath be uor depth, nor any other creature, (See under Body, BONES.) past; that thou wouldest appoint


mo a set time, and remember me!

Lam. Iil, 6. He hath set me in dark , his father and the physicians If a man die, shall he live againy places, as they that be dead of old. embalmed Israel. And forty all the days of my appointed time

fulfilled Ezek. xvi, 20. When I shall bring days were will I wait, till my change come.

for im; thee down with them that descend (for so are fulalled the dayg Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire old

time, and shall set thee in the and the Egyptians mourned for

into the pit, with the people of of those which are cmbalmed;) to the work of thine hands. His low parts of the earth, in places him threescore and ten days. So sons come to honour, and he desolate of old, with them that go Joseph died, being an hundred knoweth it not; and they are down to the pit, that thou be not and ten years old; and they embrought low, but ho perceiveth it inhabited;

and I shall set glory in balmed him, and he was put in a not of them. the land of the living.

coffin in Egypt. Job xxi, 21. For what pleasuro hath he in his house after him, BODY PREPARED AND SCENES OF MOURNING. when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?

ANOINTED FOR BURIAL. Gen. xxiii, 2. And Sarah died in P3. xlix, 10, 16-19. For he seeth Lev. x, 4,5. And Moses called Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron

in the land of Canaan: and AbraMishael and Elzaphan, the sons fool and the brutish person per said unto them, Come near, carry that wise men die, likewise the of Uzziel, the uncle of Aaron, and ham came to mourn for Sarab, and

to weep for her. ish, and leave their wealth to

Gen. 1, 10, 11. And they came to others. Be not thou afraid when your brethren from before the one is made rich, when the glory they went near, and carried them is beyond Jordan, and there they

sanctuary out of the camp. So the threshingfloor of Atad, which of his house is increased: For when he dieth he shall carry no

in their coats out of the camp; as mourned with a great and very Moses had said.

sore lamentation, and he made a thing away; his glory shall not descend after him:

mourning for his father seven Though 2 Chron. xvi, 14. And they while he lived he blessed his soul : buried him in his own sepulchres, of the land, the Canaanites, sav

days. And when the inhabitants and men will praise thee, when which he had made for himself in thou doest well to thyself. He the city of David, and laid him in the

mourning in the floor of Atad, shall go to the generation of his the bed which was filled with they said, This is a grievous fathers; they shall never see sweet odours, and divers kinds of mourning to the Egyptians: wherelight.

spices prepared by the apothefore the name of it was called P3. lxxviii, 39. For he rememcaries' art; and they made a very

Abel-mizraim, which is beyond

Jordan. bered that

they were but flesh; a great burning for him. wind that passeth away, and com- Jer. xxxiv, 4, 5. Yet hear the

Num. XX, 29. And when all the eth not again.

word of the LORD, O Zedekiah, congregation saw that Aaron was Prov. xi, 7. When a wicked man Lord of thee, Thou shalt not die thirty days, even all the house of dieth, his expectation shall perish; by the sword; But thou shalt

die king of Judah; Thus saith the dead, they mourned for Aaron

Israel. and the hope of unjust men per- in peace: and with the burnings of

Deut. xxxiv, 8. And the children isheth.

thy fathers, the former kings of Israel wept for Moses in the Eecles. v, 16. And this also is a which were before thee, 80 shall plains of Moab thirty days: so the sore evil, that in all points as he they burn odours for thee; and days of weeping and mourning came, so shall be go: aud what they will lament thee, saying, Ah for Moses were ended. profit hath he that hath laboured lord! for I bave pronounced the 2 Sam. I, 12. And they mourned for the wind. word, saith the LORD.

and wept, and fasted until even, Matt. Ixvi, 12. For in that she for Saul, and for Jonathan his son, THE DARK REALM OF hath poured this ointment on my and for the people of the Lord, DEATH.

body, she did it for my burial. and for the house of Israel; be Job x, 22. A land of darkness, John xi, 44. And he that was cause they were fallen by the

sword. as darkness itself; and of the dead came forth, bound hand and shadow of death, without any foot with grave clothes; and his 2 Sam. fil, 31-34. And David said order, and where the light is as face was bound about with a nap- to Joab, and to all the people that darkness. kin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose were with him, Rend your clothes,

and gird you with sackcloth, and Job xvili, 18. He shall be driven him, and let him go. from light into darkness, and

John xix, 40. Then took they David himself followed the bier.

mourn before Abner. And king chased out of the world.

the body of Jesus, and wound it
in linen clothes with the spices, as bron; and the king lifted up his

And they buried Abner in HeJob xxxviii, 17. Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? the manner of the

Jews is to bury, voice, and, wept

at the grave of or halt thou seen the doors of the

Acts ix, 36, 37. Now there was at Abner, and all the people wept. shadow of death?

Joppa a' certain disciple named And the king lamented over AbEccles. xi, 8. But if a man live Tabitha, which, by Interpretation, ner, and said, Died Abner as a many years, and rejoice in them is called Dorcas: this woman was fool dieth? Thy hands were not all ; yet let him

remember the days full of good works and alms-deeds bound, nor thy feet put into fetof darkness; for they shall be which she did. And it came to ters; as a man falleth before many. All that comein is vanity. pass in those days; that she was wicked

men, 80 fellest thou. And 180. xiv, 9, 10. Hell from be: sick, and died:

whom when they all the people wept again over neath is moved for thee to meet

had washed, they laid her in an him. thee at thy coming: it stirreth up upper chamber.

2 Sam. xiv, 2. And Joab sent to the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it bath


Tekoah, and fetched thence a wise

woman, and said unto her, I pray raised up from their thrones all the Gen. 1, 1-3, 26. And Joseph thee, feign thyself to be a mourner, kings of the nations. All they shall fell upon his father's face, and and put on now mourning apparel speak and say unto thee, Art wept upon him, and kissed him. and anoint not thyself with oil, thou also become weak as we? art and Joseph commanded his ser- but be as a woman that had a long thou become like unto us?

vants the physicians to embalm | time mourned for the dead.

2 Sam xxl, 10. And Rizpah, the , of consolation to drink for their ning women, that they may come. daughter of Alah took sackcloth, father or for their mother. for a voice of wailing is hearil out and spread it for her upon the

of Zion, How are we spoiled! wo

Jer.xxii, 10-12. Weep ye not for rock, from the beginning of har- the dead, neither bemoan him: are greatly confounded, because vest' until water dropped upon but weep sore for him that goeth canse our dwellings have cast us

we have forsaken the land, bethem out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest away: for he shall return no inore,

out. Yet hear the word of the on them by day, nor the beasts of thus saith the Lord, touching car receive the word of his nor see his native country. For

LORD, 0 ye women, and let your the field by night.

Shallum the son of Josiah king of 1 Kings xiii, 29. And the pro Judah, which reigned instead of mouth, and teach your daughters phet took up the carcase of the Josiah his father, which went wailing, and every one her neigh

bour lamentation. mau of God, and laid it upon the forth out of this place, He shall

Amos v, 16. 17. Therefore ass, and brought it back: and the not return thither any more; But old prophet came to the city to he shall die in the place whither the Lord, saith thus; Wailing shall mourn, and to bury him.

they have led him captive, and be in all streets; and they shall shall see this land no more.

say in all the highways, Alas! Eccles. xii, 5.

Because man goeth to his long home, and Ezek. xxiv, 21, 23. Speak unto alas! : : : .. And in all vineyards the mourners go about the streets. the house of Israel, Thus saith shall be wailing: for I will pass the Lord God, Behold, I will pro

through thee, saith the LORD. Jer. xxxi, 15. Thus saith the fane my sanctuary, the excellency

Matt. ix, 23. And when Jesus LORD, A Voice was heard

in of your strength, the desire of came into the ruler's house, and Ramah, lamentation, and bitter your eyes, and that which your saw the minstrels and the people veeping; Rachel weeping for her soul pitieth; and your sons and makiug a noise. children, refused to be comforted your daughters whom ye have for her children, because they were left shall fall by the sword. And CERTAIN MARKS AND not.

your tires shall be upon your FORMS OF MOURNING Hosen ix, 4. They shall not offer heads, and your shoes upon your

FORBIDDEN. wine-ferings to the LORD, neither feet: ye shall not mourn nor weep;

Lev. xix, 28. Ye shall not make shall they be pleasing unto himn; but ye shall pine away for your their sacrifices shall be unto them iniquities, and mourn one toward any cuttings in your flesh for the as the bread of mournere all that another.

dead, nor print any marks upon entest thereof shall be polluted: for

yuu: I am the LORD. their bread for their soul slall not

Deut. xxvi, 14. I have not eaten come into the house of the LORD.


thereof in iny mourning. neither Matt. ii, 18. In Rama was there

2 Sam. x, 3. And the princes of have I taken away ought thereof

the children of Ammon said unto a voice heard, lamentation, and

for any unclean use, nor given weeping, and great mourning, that David doth honour thy

father, have hearkened to the voice of

Hanun their lord, Thinkest thou ought thereof for the dead; but I Rachael weeping for her children, that he hith seut comforters unto the Lord my God, and have done and would not be comforted, be-thee? hith not David rather sent according to all that thou hast cause they are not.

his servants unto thee, to search commanded me, Jo'n xl, 33. Wben Jesus there the city, and to spy it out, and to Deut. xiv, 1. Ye are the children fore saw her weeping, and the overthrow it?

of the LORD your God: ye shall Jews also weeping which came with her he groined in the spirit

1 Chron. xix, 2, 3. And David not cut yourselves, nor make any and was troubled.

said, I will show' kindness unto baldness between your eyes for Acts viii, 2. And devout men his father shewed kindness to me.

Hanun the son of Nahash, because the dead. carried Stephen to his burial, and And David sent messengers to

NECROMANCY. made great lamentation over him. comfort him concerning his father. 1 Sam. xxviii, 7, 8. Then said

So the servants of David came Saul unto his servants, Seek me DEAD SOMETIMES UN- into the land of the children of a woman that hath a familiar LAMENTED.

Ammon to Hanun, to comfort spirit, that I may go to her, and

him. But the princes of the chil- enquire of her. And his servants Jer. xvi, 3-5,7. For thus saith dren of Ammon said to Hannn, said to him, Behold, there is a the Lord concerning the sons and Thinkest thou that David doth woman that hath a familiar spirit concernin, the daughters that are honour thy father, that he hath at En-dor. And Saul disguised born in this place, and concerning sent comforters unto

thee? are not himself, and put on other raiment, their mothers that bare them, and his servants come unto thee for to and he went, and two men with concerning teir fathers that begat search, and to overthrow, and to him, and they came to the woman them in this lind; They shall die spy out the land?

.by night; and he said, I pray thce, of grievous deathis: they shall not

divine unto me by the familiar be lamented, neither shall they be Job xxix, 25. I chose out their spirit, and bring me him up whom buried; but they shall be as dung way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a I shall name unto thee. upon the face of the earth; and king in the army, as one that cointhey shall be consuined by the forteth the mourners. sword, and by famine; and their


John xi, 19. And many of the carcases shall be ineat for the Jews came to Martha and Mary

DEN TO MOURN. fowls of heaven, an 1 for the beasts to comfort them concerning their

Lev. xxi, 1-3. 10, 11. And the of the earth. For thus saith the brother.

LORD said unto Moses, Speak unto Lord, Enter not into the house of

the priests the sons of Aaron, and mourning neither go to lament nor

say unto them, There shall none bemoan them: for I have taken


be defiled for the dead among his away my peace from this people, Jer. 1x, 17, 19, 20. Thus saith the people: But for his kin that is saith the Lord, even loving-kind- LORD of hosts, Consider ye, and near unto him, that is, for his ness and micies. . . ... Neither call for the mourning women, that mother, and for his father, and for shall men give them the cup they may come; and send for cun-I his son, and for his daughter, and

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