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dwell in Ashdod; and I will cut Neh. iv, 2. And he spake before gifts. And the Lord preserved off the pride of the Philistines. his brethren, and the army of David whíthersoever he went.

Samaria, and said, What do these 2 Sam. xv, 8. For thy servant PIENICE.

feeble Jews? will they fortify vowed a vow while I abode at

themselves? will they sacrifice? Gesliur in Syria, saying. If the Acts xl, 19. Now they which will they make an end in a day? Lord shall bring me again indeed were scattered abroad, upon the will they revive the stones out of to Jerusalem, ihen I will servo persecution that arose about ste- the heaps of the rabbish which the Lord. phen, travelled as far as Phenice, are burut? and Cyprus, and Antioch, preach

1 Kings xi, 25. And he was an ing the word to none but unto Isa. Viil, 4. For before the child adversary to Israel all the days of the Jews only.

shall have knowledge to cry, My Solomon, besides the mischief that Acts xv,3. And being brought of Damascus, and the spoil of Sa- rael, and reigned over $yria.

father and my mother, the riches Hadad did: and he abhorred Ison their way by the church, they maria, shall be taken away before passed throughi Phenice and Sar the king of Assyria.

2 Kings v, 20. But Gehazi, tho maria, declaring the conversion of

servant of Elisha, the man of God, the Gentiles: and they caused Matth. x, 5. These twelve Jesus said, Behold, my master hath great joy unto all the brethren. sent forth, and commanded them, spared Naaman this Syrian, in net

Acts xxi, 2. And finding a ship saying, Go not into the way of the receiving at his hands that which sailing over unto Phenicia, we Samaritans enter ye not. Gentiles, and into any city of the he brought: but, as the LORD

liveth, I will run after him, and went aboard, and set forth.

take somewhat of him.

Luke xvii, 11. And it came to Acts xxvil, 12. And because the

2 Kings vi, 23. And he prepared haven was not commodious to I pass, as he went to Jerusalem. winter in, the more part advised that he passed through the midst great provision for them: and of Samaria and Galilee.

when they had eaten and drunk, to depart thence also, if by any

he sent them away, and they went means they might attain to Phen- John iv, 9, 39. Then saith the to their master. So the bands of Ice and there to winter, which is woman of Samaria unto him, How Syria came no more into the land an haven of Crete, and lieth to- is it that thou, being a Jew, askest of Israel. ward the south-west and north-drink of me, which am a woman

2 Kings xiii, 3, 19. And the anger west.

of Samaria? (for the Jews have no
dealings with the Samaritans.) Israel; and he delivered them into

of the LORD was kindled against PHRYGIA.

And many of the Samaritans of the hand of Hazael king of Syria, Acts xviil, 23. And after he had that city believed on him for the and into the hand of Ben-hadad spent some time there, he depart- saying of the woman, which testi- the son of Hazael all their days. ed, and went over all the country fied, He told me all that ever I And the man of God was wruth of Galatia and Phrygia in order, did.

with him, and said, Thou shouldest strengthening all the disciples.

John viil, 48. Then answered have smitten five or six times, then

the Jews, and said unto him, Say hadst thou smitten Syria till thou SAMARIA.

we not well that thou art à Sa- hadst consumed it; whereas now maritan, and hast a devil?

thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. MIDDLE PROVINCE OF PALESTINE. Acts viii, 1, 5, 14. And Saul was

Ezra iv, 7. And in the days of 1 Kings xiii, 32. For the saying which he cried by the word of the consenting unto his death. And Artaxerxes wrote Bishlam, slithLord against the altar in Bethel, at that time there was a great per- redath, Tabeel, and the rest of and against all the houses of the secution against the church which their companions, unto Artaxhigh places which are in the cities was at Jerusalem: and they were erxes king of Persia; and the of Samaria, shall surely come to all scattered abroad throughout writing of the letter was written pass.

the regions of Judea and Samaria, in the Syrian tongue, and inter1 Kings xx, 10. And Ben-hadad except the apostles. Then Philip preted in the Syrian tongue.

went down to the city of Samaria, Isa. 1x, 12. The Syrians before, sent unto him, and said, The gods and preached Christ unto them and the Philistines behind; and do so unto ine, and more also, if Now, when the apostles which they shall devour Israel with open the dust of Samaria shall sutlice were at Jerusalem heard that mouth. For all this lis anger is for landfuls for all the people that Samaria had received the word of not turned away, but his hand 18 follow me.

God, they sent unto them Peter stretched out still. 2 Kings vi, 20. And it came to and John.

Hosea xil, 12. And Jacob Ded pass, when they were come into

into the country of Syria; and Samarla, that Elisha said, LORD,


Israel served for a wife, and for a open the eyes of these men, that

wife he kept sheep. they may see. And the LORD Deut. xxvi, 5. And thou shalt opened their eyes, and they saw; speak and say before the Lorn bar of Damascus, and cut off the

Amos 1, 6. I will break algo tho and, behold, they were in the thy God, A Syrian ready to perish inhabitant from the plain of Aven, midst of Samaria.

was my father, and he went down and him that holdeth the sceptro 2 Kings xvill, 31. Where are into Egypt, and sojourned there from the house of Eden: and tho the gods of Hamath, and of Ar- with a few, and became there people

of Syria shall go into cap. pad? where are the gods of Sephar- a nation, great, mighty, and pop-tivity unto Kir, saith ihe LORD. vaim, Hena, and Ivalı? have they ulous. delivered Samaria out of mine

datth. iv, 24. And his (Jesus)

2 Sam. vlil, 6, 6. And when the rame went throughout all Syria. . . land?

Syrians of Damascus came to sucEzra iv, 10. And the rest of the cour Hadadezer king of Zobah, first made when Cyrenius was

Luke 11, 2. (And this taxing was gations whom the great and noble David slew of the Syrians two and Asnapper brought over, and set twenty thousand men. Then

governor of Syria.) in the cities of Samaria, and the David put garrisons in Syria of Acts xv, 23, 41. And they wroto rest that are on this side the river, Damascus; and the Syrians became letters by them after this mandit buch a time.

servants to David, and brought ner; The apostles, aud elders, and

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brethren, send greeting into the , Ananlas. And he said, Behold, I am far, their silver and their gold brethren which are of the Gen- here, LORD. But Barnabas took with them, unto the name of the tiles in Antioch, and Syria, and him, and brought him to the LORD thy God, and to the Holy Cilicia. And he went through apostles, and declared unto them One of Israel, because he hath Syria and Cilicia, confirming the how he had seen the Lord in the glorified thee. churches. way, and that he had spoken to

Jer, x, 9. Silver spread into Acts xviii, 18. And Paul after him and how he had preached plates is brought from Tarshish this tarried there yet a good boldly at Damascus in the name and gold from Uphaz, the work of while, and then took his leave of of Jesus.

the workman, and of the hands of the brethren, and sailed thence 2 Cor. xi, 32. In Damascus the the founder: 'blue and purple is into Syria, and with him Priscilla governor under Aretas the king their clothing: they are all the and Aquila; having shorn his head kept the city of the Damascenes work of cunning men. in Cenchrea: for ho had a vow. with a garrison, desfrous to appre- Ezek. xxvii, 12, 25. Tarshish Acts xxi, 3. Now, when we had hend me.

was thy merchant by reason of the discovered Cyprus, we left it on

multitude of all kind of riches; the left hand, and sailed unto


with silver, iron, tin, and lead, Syria. ....

Isa. x, 9. Is not Calno as Car- they traded in thy fairs. The chemish? is not Hamath as Arpad? ships of Tarshish did sing of thee

18 not Samaria as Damascus? CHIEF CITY, DAMASCUS.

in thy market; and thou wast reIsa. xvil, 3. The fortress also plenished, and made very glorious Gen. xv, 2. And Abram said, sh cease from Ephraim, and the in the inidst of the seas. Lord God, what wilt thou give kingdom from Damascus, and the Ezek. xxxviil, 13. Sheba, and me, seeing I go childless, and the remnant of Syria: they shall be as Dedan, and the merchants of steward of my house is this Eliezer the glory of the children of Israel, Tarshish, with all the young lions of Damascus? saith the LORD of hosts.

thereof, shall say unto thee, Art 2 Sam. vili, 6. Then David put

Jer. xlix, 23, 24. Concerning thou come to take a spoil? hast garrisons in Syria of Damascus: Damascus. Hamath is confounded, thou gathered thy company to and the Syrians became servants and Arpad; for they have heard take a prey? to carry away silver to David, and brought gifts. And evil tidings; they are faint-hearted: and gold, to take away cattle and the Lord preserved David whi- there is sorrow on the sea: it can- goods, to take a great poll? thersoever he went.

not be quiet. Damascus is waxed Jonah i, 3. But Jonah rose up 1 Kings xi, 24. And he gathered feeble, and turneth herself to flee, to flee unto Tarshish from the men unto him, and became cap- and fear bath seized ou her: an- presence of the LORD, and went tain over a band, when David slew guish and sorrows have taken her, down to Joppa; and he found a them of Zobah: and they went to as a woman in travail.

ship going to Tarshishi: so lie paid Damascus, and dwelt therein, and Amos 1, 3, 5. Thus saith the the tare thereof, and went reigned in Damascus.

LORD; For three transgressions of down into it, to go with them un2 Kings viii, 7. And Elisha came Damascus, and for four, I will not to Tarshish from the presence of to Damascus; and Ben-hadad the turn away the punishment there- the LORD. king of Syria was sick: and it was of; because they have threshed Jonah iv, 2. And he prayed unLold him, saying, The man of God Gilead with threshing instruments to the LORD, and said, I pray thee, is come hitler.

of iron. I will break also the bar O LORD, was not this my saying 2 Kings xvi, 10-12. And king of Damascus, and cut off the inha- when I was yet in my country? Ahaz went to Damascus to meet bitant from the plain of Aven,

and therefore I fled before unto Tar: Tiglatl-pileser king of Assyria, him that holdeth the sceptre from shish. .... and saw an

altar that was at the house of Eden; and the people Damascus: and king Ahaz sent of Syria shall go into captivity

TYRE, to Urijah the priest the fashion of unto Kir, saith the LORD,

TIIE OLD MART OF NATIONS, AND the altar, and the pattern of it, Amos v, 27. Therefore will I

ITS PREDICTED OVERTIIROW. according to all the workmanship cause you to go into captivity bethereof. And Urijah the priest yond Damascus, saith the LORD,

2 Sam. xxiv, 7. And thoy came to built an altar according to all that whose name is The God of hosts: the strong hold of Tyre, and to all kiug Ahaz had sent from Damas.

the cities of the livites, and of the cus: so Urijalı the priest made it


Canaanites: and they went ont to against king Ahaz came from

the south of Judah, even to Beer


sheba. And when the king was come from Damascus, the Javan; Elishah, and Tarshish, Solomon sent and fetched Hiram

Gen. x, 4. And the sons of

1 Kings vil, 13, 14. And king king saw the altar; and the king Killim, and Dodanim. approached to the altar, and offer

out of Tyre. He was a widow's ed thereon.

Ps. Ixxii, 10. The kings of Tar- son of the tribe of Naphtali, and Isa. vii

, 8. For the head of Syria shish and of the isles shall bring his father was a man of Tyre, a is Damascus, and the head of presents: the kings of Sheba and worker in brass.".

Seba shall offer gifts. Damascus is Rezin; and within

Ezra iii, 7. They gave money also threescore and five years shall

Isa. ii, 16. And upon all the unto the masons, and to the car. Ephraim be broken, that it be not ships of Tarshish, and upon all penters; and meat, and drink, and a people. pleasant pictures.

oil, unto them of Zidon, and to Aets ix, 2, 10, 27. And desired of Isa. xxiii, 1. The burden of them of Tyre, to bring cedarhim letters to Damascus to the Tyre. Howl, ye ships of Tarshish; trees from Lebanon to the sea of synagogues, that if lie found any for it is laid waste, so that there Joppa, according to the grant of this way, whether they were

is no house, no entering in: from that they had of Cyrus king of men or women, he might bring the land of Chittim it is revealed Persia. them bound unto Jerusulem. And to them.

Ps. xlv, 12. And the daughter of there was a certain disciple at Isa. Ix, 9. Surely the isles shall Tyre shall be there with a gift; Damascus, namel Ananias; and wait for me, and the ships of Tar- even the rich among the peoplo u him said the Lord in a vision, shish first, to bring thy sons from I shall entreat thy favour.

And say,

182. xxiil, 5, 8, 15, 17. As at the place: but Ephraim shall bring and Zidon every helper that rereport concerniug Egypt, so shall forth his children to the murderer. maineth; for the LORD will spoil they be sorely pained at the re

Amos 1, 9, 10. Thus saith the the Philistines, the rempant ofthe port of Tyre. Who hath taken LORD, for three transgressions of country of Caphtor. this counsel against Tyre the Tyrus, and for four, I will not crowning city, whose merchants turn away the punishment thereof;

. xxviii, 21, 22. Son of man, are princes, whose traffickers are because they delivered up the set thy face against Zidon, and the honourable of the earth? And whole captivity to Edom, and prophesy, against it, It shall

come to pass in that day, remembered not the brotherly thus saith the Lord God; Behold, that Tyre shall be forgotten covenant: But I will send a fire I am against thee, 0 Zidon; and I seventy years, according to the

on the wall of Tyrus, which shall will be glorificd in the midst of days of one king: after the end of devour the palaces thereof.

thee: and they shall know that I so venty years shall Tyre sing as

am tho LORD, when I shall have an harlot. And it shall come to

Zech. ix, 2, 3. And Hamath also executed judgments in her, and pass, after the end of seventy shall border thereby; Tyrus, and shall be sanctified in her. years, that the LORD will visit Zidon, though it be very wise. Tyre, and she shall turn to her | And Tyrus did build herself a hire, and shall commit fornication strong hold, and heaped up silver DESTINY OF THE EARTH. with all the kingdoms of the as the dust, and fine gold as the

2 Peter iil, 1-13. This second world upon the face of the earth. mire of the streets.

epistle, beloved, I now write unto Jer. xxv, 22. And all the kings Matth. xi, 21. Woe unto thee, you; in both which I stir up your of Tyrus, and all the kings of Chorazin! woe unto thee, Beth-pure minds by way of rememZidon, and the kings of the isles saida! for if the mighty works, brance: That ye may be mindful which are beyond the sea. which were done in you, had been of the words which were spoken

Jer. xxvii, 3. And send them to done in Tyre and Sidon, they before by the holy prophets, and the king of Edom, and to the king would have repented long ago in of the commandment of us the

apostles of the Lord and Saviour: of Moab, and to the king of the sackcloth and ashes.

Knowing this first, that there Ammonites, and to the king of Acts xil, 20. And Herod was shall come in the last days scoffers, Tyrus..

highly displeased with them of walking after their own lasts, Ezek. xxvi, 2, 3. Son of man, Tyre and Sidon: but they came and saying, Where is the promise because that Tyrus hath said with one accord to him, and, hav- of his coming? for since the fathers against Jerusalem, Aba, she is ing made Blastus the king's cham- fell asleep, all things continue as broken that was the gates of the berlain their friend, desired peace; they were from the beginning of people; she is turned unto me: I because their country was pour- the creation. For this they willshall be replenished, now she is ished by the king's country. ingly are ignorant of, that by tho laid waste: Therefore thus saith

word of God the heavens were of the Lord God, Behold, I am


old, and the earth standing out of against thee, O Tyrus, and will

the water, and in the water; cause many nations to come up

Gen. xlix, 13. Zebulun shall Whereby the world that then was, against thee, as the sea causeth

dwell at the haven of the sea; and being overflowed with water, his waves to come up.

he shall be for an haven of ships: perished: But the heavens and

and his border shall be unto the earth which are now, by the Ezek. xxvii, 2, 32. Now, thou son

Zidon. of man, take up a lamentation for

same word are kept in store, reTyrus. And in their wailing they

Joshua xi, 8. And the LORD de- served unto fire against the day shall take up a lamentation for livered them into the hand of of judgment and perdition of unthee, and lament over thee, say

Israel, who smote them, and godly men. But, beloved, be not ing, What city is like Tyrus, like chased them unto great Zidon, ignorant of this one thing, that one the destroyed in the midst of the and unto Misrephoth-maim, and day is with the Lord as a thousand sea?

unto the valley of Mizpeh east- years, and a thousand years as Ezek. xxvill, 2, 12. Son of man, they left them none remaining.

ward; and they smote them, until one day. The Lord is not slack say unto the prince of Tyrus,

concerning his promise, as some Thus faith the Lord God, Because

1 Kings xvil, 9. Arise, get thee men count slackness; but is longthine heart is lifted up, and thou to Zarephath, which belongeth to suffering to us-ward, not willing hast said, I am a god, I sit in the Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I that any should perish, but that seat of God, in the midst of the have commanded a widow woman

all should come to repentance.

But the day of the Lord will come seas; yet thou art a man, and not there to sustain thee. God, though thou set thine heart

as a thief in the night; in the

Isa. xxill, 2, 4, 12. Be stili, ye which tho heavens shall pass as the heart of God: Son of man, inhabitants of the isle; thou whom away with a great noise, and the Také up a lamentation upon the the merchants of Zidon, that pass elements shall melt with fervent king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God, Thou Be thou ashamed, 0 Zidon; for the that are therein, shall be burnt

over the sea, have replenished. heat, the earth also, and the works soalest up the sum, full of wisdom, sea hath spoken, eren the strength up. Seeing then that all these and perfect in beauty.

of the sea, saying, I travail not, things shall be dissolved, what Ezek. xxix, 18. Son of man, nor bring forth children, neither manner of persons ought ye to be Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon do I nourish up young men, nor in all holy conversation and godcaused his army to serve a great bring up virgins. And he said, liness; Looking for and hasting service against Tyrus: every head Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou unto the coming of the day of was made bald, and every shoul- oppressed virgin, daughter of God, wherein the heavens, being der was peeled; yet had he no zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; on fire, shall be dissolved, and the wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, there also shalt thou have no elements shall melt with fervent for the service that he had served rest.

heat? Nevertheless we, according against it.

Jer. xlvil, 4. Because of the day to his promise, look for new Ilosea ix, 13. Ephraim, as I saw that cometh to spoil all the Philis- heavens and a new earth, wherein Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant tines, and to cut off from Tyrus | dwelleth righteousness.


I. THE FAMILY, let thy name be magnified for goodness onto thy servant: Now A DIVINE INSTITUTION.

ever, saying, The LORD of hosts therefore let it please thee to bless

is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant, that it Gen. Ix, 1,7. And God blessed the house of thy servant David may be before thee for ever: for Noah and his sons, and said unto be established before thee. For thou blessest, O Lord, and it shall them, Be fruitful, and multiply, thou, O LORD of hosts, God of be blessed for ever. and replenish the earth. And Israel, hast revealed to thy seryou, be ye fruitful, and multiply; vant, saying, I will build thee an bring forth abundantly in the house; therefore hath thy servant

ESPECIALLY ON BEHALF earth, and multiply therein. found in his heart to pray this

OF CHILDREN. Job v, 24, 25. And thou shalt prayer unto thee. And now, O Gen. xvii, 18. And Abraham know that thy tabernacle shall be Lord God, thou art that God, and said unto God, O that Ishmael in peace; and thou shalt visit thy thy words be true, and thou hast might live before thee! habitation, and shalt not sin. promised this goodness unto thy

Gen. xxvili, 3, 4. And God AlThou shalt know also that thy servant: Therefore now let it mighty bless thee, and make thee seed shall be great, and thine otř- please thee to bless the house of fruitful, and multiply thee, that spring as the grass of the earth. thy servant, that it may continue thou mayest be a multitude of Ps. cxviii, 15. The voice of re-Lord God, hast spoken it; and ing of Abraham, to thee, and to

for ever before thee: for thou, o people: And glve thee the blessjoicing and salvation is in the with thy blessing let the house of thy seed with thee; that thou tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the Lord doeth thy servant be blessod for ever.

mayest inherit the land wherein valiantly.

1 Kings vill, 25, 26. Therefore thou art a stranger, which God Ps. cxxvili

. 3, 4. Thy wife shall now, LORD God of Israel, keep gave unto Abraham. be as a fruitful vine by the sides that thou promisedst him, saying, said, O God of my father Abraham,

with thy servant David my father Gen. xxxii, 9-11. And Jacob of thine house: thy children like There shall not fail thee a man in and God of my father Isaac, the olive-plants round about thy table. my sight to sit on the throne of LORD which saidst unto ine, ReBehold, that thus shall the man Israel; so that thy children take turn unto thy country, and to thy be blessed that feareth the LORD.

heed to their way, that they walk kindred, and I will deal well with Prov. ili, 33. The curse of the before me, as thou hast walked thee: I am not worthy of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: before me. And now, o God of least of all the mercies, and of all but he blesseth the habitation of Israel, let thy

word, I pray thee, the truth, which thou hast shewed the just.

be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant; for with my Mal. ii, 15. And did not he

unto thy servant David my staff I passed over this Jordan, make one? Yet had he the refather.

and now I am become two bands. sidue of the Spirit. And where- 1 Chron. xvii, 17-19, 23-27. And Deliver me, I pray thee, from the foro one? That he might seek a vet this was a small thing in thine hand of my brother, from the godly seed. Therefore take heed eyes, O God; for thou hast also hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest to your spirit, and let none deal spoken of thy servant's house for a he will come and smite me, and treacherously against the wife of great while to come, and hast re- the mother with the children. his youth. garded me according to the estate

2 Sam. xii, 16. David therefore of a man of high degree, O LORD besought God for the child; and PRAYERS ON BEHALF OF

God. What can David speak David fasted, and went in, and

more to thee for the honour of lay all night upon the earth. FAMILY.

thy servant? for thou knowest thy 2 Sam. vii, 15-21, 25-29. Then servant. O Lord, for thy servant's LORD give thee wisdom and un

1 Chron. xxii, 12. Only the went king David in, and sat before sake, and according to thine own derstanding, and give thee charge

Lord God? and what is my greatness, in making known all concerning Israel, that thou mayhou-e, that thou hast brought me these great things. Therefore

est keep the law of the LORD thy hitherto?

God. And this was yet a now, LORD, let the thing that thou Soul thing in thy sight, O Lord hast spoken concerning thy ser- 1 Chron. xxix, 19. And give unGod; but thou hast spoken also of vant, and concerning his house, I to Solomon my son a perfect thy servant's house for a great be established for ever, and do as heart, to keep thy commandments, while to come: and is this the thou hast said. Let it even be thy testimonies, and thy statntes, manner of man, O Lord God? And established, that thy name may and to do all these things, and to what can David say more unto be magnified for ever, saying, The build the palace, for the which I thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest Lord of hosts is the God of Israel, have made provision. thy servant. For thy word's sake, even a God to Israel: and let the Job I, 5. And it was so, when and according to thine own heart, house of David thy servant be the days of their feasting were hast thou done all these great established before theo. For gone about, that Job sent and things, to make thy servant know thou, o my God, hast told thy sanctified them (his children] and them. And now, O LORD God, the servant that thou wilt build him rose up early in the morning, and word that thou hast spoken con- an house: therefore thy servant offered burnt offerings according cerning thy servant, and concern- hath found in his heart to pray be to the number of them all: for Job ing his house, establish it for ever, fore thee. And now, LORD, thou said, it may be that my sons and do as thou hast said. And ) art God, and hast promised this have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job con- | the fifth, Ammiel the sixth, Issa- but one lot and one portion to intinually. char the seventh, Peulthai the herit, seeing I am a great people,

forasmuch as the LORD hath blessPs. xc, 16. Let thy work appear eighth; for God blessed him.

ed me hitherto? And Joshua unto thy servants, and thy glory Ps. cxxvii, 3. Lo, children are unto their children.

an heritage of the Lord: and the spake unto the house of Joseph, fruit of the womb is his reward.

even to Ephraim and to Manasseh,

saying, Thou art a great people, II, CHILDREN.

and hast great power: thou shalt THE GIFT OF GOD, AND



Ruth iv, 14. And the women said
Gen. vi, 1. And it came to pass, which hath not left thee this day

unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, Gen, xxx, 17. And God heark- when men began to multiply on ened unto Leah, and she conceiv- the face of the earth, and daugh without a kinsman, that his name ed, and bare Jacob the fifth son. ters were born unto them.

may be famous in Israel.

1 Sam. xx, 14, 15. And thou shalt Gen. xxxiil, 5. And he lifted up Gerr. xvil, 16, 20. And I will his eyes, and saw the women and bless her, and give thee a son also not only, while yet I live, shew the children, and said, who are of her: yea, I will bless her, and me the kindness of the LORD, that those with thee? And he said, she shall be a mother of nations; I die not: But also thon

shalt not The children which God hath kings of people shall be of her. cut off thy kindness from my graciously given thy servant. And as for Ishmael, I have heard house for ever: no, not when the thee: behold, I have blessed bim,

LORD hath cut off the enemies of Gen. xlviii, 8, 9. And Israel be- and will make him fruitful, and David every one from the face of held Joseph's sons, and said, Who will multiply him exceedingly;

the earth. are these? And Joseph said unto twelve princes shall he beget; and his father, They are my, sons, I will make him a great nation.

2 Kings iv, 14–16. And he said,

What then is to be done for her? whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, Gen. xviii, 10, 14. And he said, And Gehazi answered, Verily she I pray thee, unto me, and I will I will certainly return into thee old. And he said, Call her. And

hath no child, and her husband is bless them.

according to the time of life; and, when he had called her, she stood 1 Sam. 1, 9-11, 25-28. So Hannah lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a rose up after they had eaten in son. And Sarah heard it in the in the door. And he said. About Shiloh, and after they had drunk: tent-door, which was behind him. this season, according to the time (now Eli the priest sat upon a Is any thing too hard for the of life, thou shalt embrace a son.

And she said, Aay, my lord, thou seat by a post of tho temple of LORD? At the time appointed i the Lord:) And she ras in bitter- will return unto thee, according man of God, do not lie unto thine

handmaid. ness of soul, and prayed unto the to the time of life, and Sarah shall

have a son. LORD, and wept sore. And she

1 Chron. Iv, 38. These mentioned vowed a vow, and said, () LORD of Gen. xxi, 10, 13, 18. Wherefore by their names ucre princes in hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on she said unto Abraham, Cast out their families; and the house of the afliction of thine handmaid, this bond-woman and her son: for their fathers increased greatly. and remember me, and not forget the son of this bond-woman shall

P3. xlv, 16, 17. Instead of thy thine handmaid, 'but wilt give not be heir with my son, even with fathers shall be thy children, unto thine handmaid a man-child, Isaac. And also of the son of the whom thou mayest make princes then I will give him unto the bond-woman will I make a nation, in all the earth. I will make thy LORD all the days of his life, and because he is thy seed. Arise, name to be remembered in all there shall no razor come upon lift up the lad, and hold him in generations; therefore shall the his head. And they slew a bull- thine hand; for I will make bim a people praise thee for ever and ock, and brought the child to Eli. great nation.

ever. And she said, Ol my lord! as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the Ephraim's children of the third

Gen. I, 23. And Joseph saw Ps. cli, 29. The children of thy woman that stood by thee here generation: the children also of seed shall be established before

servants shall continue, and their praying unto the LORD. For this Machir, the son of Manasseh, were thee. child I prayed; and the Lord hath brought up upon Joseph's knees. given me my petition which I

Ps. cvii, 38. He blesseth them asked of him: Therefore also I Lev. xxvi, 9. For I will have also, so that they are multiplied have lent him to the LORD; as long respect unto you, and make you greatly, and suffereth not their as be liveth he shall be lent to fruitful, and multiply you, and cattle to decrease. the Lord. And he worshipped establish my covenant with you. the Lord there.

P3. cxv, 14, 15. The LORD shall Deut, vil, 12-14. Wherefore it increase you more and more, you 1 Sam. II, 20, 21. And Ell blessed shall come to pass, if ye hearken and your children. Ye are blessed Elkanah an l' his wife, and said, to these judgments, and keep, and of the LORD, which made heaven The LORD give thee seed of this do them, that the LORD thy God and earth. woman, for the loan which is shall keep unto thee the covenant

P8. cxxviil, 6. Yea, thou shalt lent to the Lord. Aud they went and the mercy which he sware

see thy children's children, and into their own home. And the unto thy fathers. And he will

peace upon Israel, LORD visited Iannah, so that she love thee, and bless thee, and conceived, and bare three sons multiply thee: he will also bless of people is the king's honour:

Prov. xiv, 28. In the multitude and two daughters. child Samuel grew before the Thou shalt be blessed above ali but in the want of people is the LORD. people: there sha

destruction of the prince.

ot be male 1 Chron. xxvI, 4, 5. Moreover, or female barren among you, or Isa, xxvi, 15. Thou hast increas. the sons of Obed-edoin were She among your cattle.

ed the nation; O LORD, thou hast maiah the first-born, Jehozabad Josh. xvii, 14, 17. And the child increased the nation: thou art the second, Joan the third, and dren of Joseph'spake unto Joshua, glorified; thou hadst removed it Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel I saying, Why hast thou given me far unto all the ends of the earth.


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