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as little children, ye shall not enter be born unto him that is an bun- wife arose, and departed, and came into the kingdom of heaven. dred years old? and shall Sarab, to Tirzah: and when she came to Whosoever therefore shall hum- that is ninety years old, bear? the threshold of the door, the ble bimself as this little child, the

Gen. xxi, 1, 2, 5-7. And the LORD child died. same is greatest in the kingdom visited Sarah as he had said, and 1 Kings xvii, 17, 18. And it came of heaven. And whoso shall re- the LORD did unto Sarah as he had to pass after these things, that the ceive one such little child in my spoken. For Sarah conceived, son of the woman, the mistress of name, receiveth me.

and bare Abraham à son in his the house, fell sick; and his sickMatth. xix, 13, 14. Then were old age, at the set time of which ness was so sore, that there was there brought unto him little God had spoken to him. And no breath left in him. And she children, that he should put his Abraham was an hundred years said unto Elijah, What have I to hands on them, and pray: and the old, when his son Isaac was born do with thee, o thou man of God? disciples rebuked them. But unto him. And Sarah said, God art thou come unto me to call my Jesus said, Suffer little children, hath made me to laugh, so that sin to remembrance, and to slay and forbid them not, to come unto all that hear will laugh with me. my son? me; for of such is the kingdom of And she said, Who would have heaven. said unto Abraham that Sarah child was grown, it fell on a day,

2 Kings iv, 18-21. And when the Mark ix, 36, 37. And he took a should have given children suck? that he went out to his father to child, and set him in the midst of for I have born him a son in his the reapers. And he said unto them: and when he had taken him old age.

his father, My head, my head! And in his arms, he said unto them, Gen. xxiv, 36. And Sarah, my he said to a lad, Carry him to his Whosoever shall receive one of master's wife, bare a son tó my mother. And when he had taken such children in my name, receiv- master when she was old: and him, and brought him to his eth me; and whosoever shall re- unto him hath he given all that mother, he sat on her knees till ceive me, receiveth not me, but he hath.

noon, and then died. And she him that sent me.

Ruth 1, 11, 12. And Naomi said, went up, and laid him on the bed Mark x, 13-16. And they brought Turn again, my daughters: why of the man of God, and shut the young children to him, that he will ye go with me? are there yet door upon him, and went out. should touch them: and his disci- any more sons in my womb, that Job I, 18, 19. While he was yet ples rebuked those that brought they may be your husbands? Turn speaking, there came also another, them. But when Jesus saw it, he again, my daughters; go your and said, Thy sous and thy daugh. was much displeased, and said way; for I am too old to have an ters were eating and drinking unto them, Suffer the little chil- husband. If I should say, I have wine in their eldest brother's dren to come unto me, and forbid hope, if I should have an husband house. And, behold, there caine them not: for of such is the king- also to-night, and should also bear a great wind from the wilderness, dom of God. Verily I say unto sons.

and smote the four corners of the you, Whosoever shall not receive Luke 1, 18, 36. And Zacharias house, and it fell upon the young the kingdom of God as a little said unto the angel, Whereby men, and they are dead; and I child, he shall not enter therein. shall I know this? for I am an old only am escaped alone to tell theo. And he took them up in his arms. man, and my wife well stricken in put his hands upon them, and years. And, behold, thy cousin • 1 Kings xxi, 21, 22. Behold, I blessed them.

Elisabeth, she hath also conceived will bring evil upon thee, and will Luke ix, 48. And said

unto them, the sixth month with her, who cut off from Alab bim that pisseth

a son in her old age; and this is take away thy posterity, and will Whosoever shall receive this child in my name, receiveth me; was called barren.

against the wall, and him that is and whosoever shall receive me,

Heb. xi, 11. Through faith also shut up and left in Israel, And receiveth him that sent me: for hé Sara berself received strength to will make thine house like the that is least among you all, the conceive seed, and was delivered house of Jeroboam the son or same shall be great,

of a child when she was past age, Nebat, and like the house of Luke xviil, 15-17. And they who had promised. because she judged him faithful Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the

provocation wherewith thou hast brought unto him also infants,

provoked me to anger, and made that he would touch them: but

Israel to sin. when his disciples saw it, they

DEATH OF CHILDREN. rebuked them. But Jesus called 1 Sam. 11, 33, 34. And the man have son nor nephew among his

Job xviil, 19. He shall neither them unto him, and said, Suffer of thine, whom I shall not cut off people, nor any remaining in his little children to come unto me, from mine altar, shall be to con. dwellings. and forbid them not: for of such sume thine eyes, and to grieve is the kingdom of God. Verily I thine heart: and all the increase

· Isa. xiv, 22. For I will rise up say unto you, Whosoever shall not of thine house shall die in the against them, saith the Lord of receive the kingdom of God as a fower of their age. And this

hosts, and cut off from Babylon little child, shali in no wise enter shall be a sign unto thee, that shall the name, and remnant, and son, therein. come upon thy two sons, on

and nephew, saith the Lord. Hophni and Phinehas; in one day

P3. xxi, 10. Their fruit shalt thon CHILDREN BORN IN they shall die both of them. destroy from the earth, and their OLD AGE OF PARENTS.

1 Kings xiv, 12, 13, 17. Arise seed from among the children of

men, Gen. xvi, 15, 16. And Hagar bare thou therefore, get thee to thine

Ps. cxxxvil, 9. Happy shall he be Abram, a son: and Abram called enter into the city, the child shall that taketh and dasheth thy little his son's name, wbich Hagar bare, die. And all Israel shall mourn

ones against the stones. Ishmael. And Abram was fourscore and six years old when lof Jeroboam shall come to the her among all the sons uhom she

for him, and bury him; for he only Isa. II, 18. There is none to guide Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

grave, because in him there is hath brought forth; neither is Gen. xvil. 17. Then Abraham found some good thing toward the there any that taketh her by the fell upon his face, and laughed, LORD God of Israel in the house band of all the sons that she bath and said in his heart Shall a child of Jeroboam. And Jeroboam's brought up.

Jer. XV, 7. And I will fan them and ye will take Benjamin away. / ashamed steal away when they with a fan in the gates of the land; All these things are against me. flee in battle. But the king I will bereave them of children, I

Gen. xliv, 27-29. And thy ser- covered his face, and the king will destroy my people, since they vant my

father said unto us, Ye cried with a loud voice, O my son return not from their ways. know that my wife bare me 'two Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my

Ezek. xxiv, 25. Also, thou son of son8: And the one went out from son! man,shall it not be in the day when me, and I said, Surely he is torn

2 Kings iv, 27, 28. And when I take froin them their strength, in pieces; and I saw him not since she came to the man of God to the joy of their glory, the desire and if yé take this also from me, the hill, she caught him by the of their eyes, and that wbereupon and mischief befall him, ye shall feet; but Gehazi came near to they set their

minds, their sons bring down my gray hairs with thrust her away. And the man of and their daughters. sorrow to the grave.

God said, Let her alone: for her Lam. ii, 19-22. Arise, cry out

Lev. x, 19, 20. And Aaron said soul is vexed within her; and the in the night; in tho beginning of upto Muses Behold, this day have LORD hath hid it from me, and the watches pour out thine heart they offered their sin-offering and bath not told me. Then she said, like water before the face of the

their burnt-offering before the Did I desire a son of my lord? did Lord: lift up thy hands toward Lord; and such things have be- I not say, Do not deceive me? him for the life of thy young chil sin-offering to-day, should it have fallen me: and if I had eaten the

1 Chron. vii, 20-22. And the dren, that faint for hunger in the top of every street. Behold, o

been accepted in the sight of the sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and

LORD? LORD, and consider to whom thou

And when Moses heard Bered his sun, and Tabath his

son, and Eladah his son, and Tahast done this. Shall the women that, he was content.

hath his son, And Zabad his son, eat their fruit, and children of a

2 Sam. xii, 18, 19, 21-23. And it and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, span long? .... The young and came to pass on the seventh day, and Elead, whom the men of Gath the old lie on the ground in the that the child died. And tho ser- that were born in that land slew, streets: my virgins and my young vants of David feared to tell him because they came down to také men are fållen by the sword; thou that the child was dead: for they away their cattle. And Ephraim hast slain them in the day of thine said, Behold, while the child was their father mourned many days, anger; thou hast killed, and not yet alive, we spake unto him, and and his brethren came to compitied. Thou hast called, as in a he would not hearken untó our fort him. solemn day, my terrors round voice;how will he then vex himself,

Job xxix, 5. When the Almighty about; so that in the day of the if we tell him that the child is dead Lord's anger none escaped nor But when David saw that his was yet with me, when my chii

dren were about me. remained: those that I have swad- servants whispered, David perdled and brought up hath mine ceived that the child was dead: Jer. vi, 26. O daughter of my enemy consumed.

therefore David said unto his ser- people, gird thee with sackcloth

vants, Is the child dead? And and wallow thyself in ashes; Hosea ix, 12, 13, 16. Though they said, He is dead. Then said make thee mourning, as for an they bring up their children, yet his servants unto him, What only son, most bitter lamentation: will I bereave them, that there thing is this that thou hast done? for the spoiler shall suddenly shall not be a man left: yea, woe thou didst fast and weep for the come upon us. also to them when I depart from child, while it was alive; but when them. Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, the child was dead, thou didst rise LORD, A voice was beard in Ra

Jer. xxxi, 15. Thus saith the is planted in a pleasant place: but and eat bread. And he said, mah, lamentation, and bitter Ephraim shall bring forth bis While the child was yet alive, I weeping; Rachel weeping for her children to the murderer. Eph. fasted and wept: for I said, Who children, refused to be comforted raim is smitten, their root is dried can tell whether God will be for her children, because they up, they shall bear no fruit; yea, gracious to me, that the child may were not. though they bring forth, yet will live? But now he is dead, whereI slay even the beloved fruit of fore should I fast? can I bring trodden under foot all my mighty

Lam. I, 15, 16. The LORD hath their womb.

him back again? I shall go to bim, men in the midst of me; he hath Matth. ii, 16. Then Herod, when but he shall not return to me.

called an assembly against me to be saw that he was mocked of the 2 Sam. xiii, 37. But Absalom crush my young men: the LORD wise men, was exceeding wroth,and fled, and went to Talmai, the son hath trodden the virgin, the sent forth, and slew all the child of Ainmihud, king of Geshur: and daughter of Judah, as in a wine dren that were in Bethlehem, and David mourned for his son every press. For these things I weep; in all the coasts thereof, from two day.

mine eye, mine eye runneth down years old and under, according to

2 Sam. xviil, 83. And the king with water, because the comforter ihe time which he had diligently was much moved, and went up to that should relieve my soul is far enquired of the wise men.

the chamber over the gate, and from me: my children are de

wept; and, as he went, thus be solate, because the enemy preGRIEF OF BEREAVED said, O my son Absalom! my sor,

Vailed.
my son Absalom! would God i
PARENTS.
had died for thee, 0 Absalom, my

FILIAL DUTY,
Gen. xxxvii, 85. And all his son, my son!

EXEMPLIFIED AND INCULCATED. sons, and all his daughters, rose up to comfort him; but he refused

2 Sam. xix, 1-4. And it was Gen. xxvii, 8, 13. Now, thereto be comforted: and he said, For told Joab, Behold, the king

weep- fore, my son, obey my voice, acI will go down into the grave un- eth and mourneth for Absalom. cording to that which I comto my son mourning. Thus his and the victory that day was mand thee. And his mother said father wept for him.

turned into mourning unto all unto him, Upon me be tby curse,

the people; for the people heard my son; only obey my voice, and Gen. xlii, 36. And Jacob their say that day, how the king was go fetch me them. father said unto them, Me have grieved for his son. And the Gen. xliv, 84. For how shall I ye bereaved of my children: people gat them by stealth that go up to my father, and the lad de Joseph is not, and Siineon is not, I day into the city, as people being not with me? lest peradventure I

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see the evil that shall come on my LEV. XX, 9. For every one that Matth. XY, 46. For God comfather.

curseth his father or his mother manded, saying Honour thy father Gen. xlv, 13. And ye shall tell shall be surely put to death: he and mother; and, He that curseth my father of all my glory in hath cursed his father or his father or mother, let him die the

sh Egypt, and of all that ye have mother; his ble

be upon death. But ye say, Whosoever seen; and ye shall haste and bring him.

shall say to his father, or hfs down my father hither.

Deut. xxi, 18-21. If a man have mother, it is a gift, by whatsoever Gen. xlvi, 29. And Joseph made a stubborn and rebellious, son, And honour not his father or his

thou mightest be profited by me, ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, his father, or the voice of his mother, he shall be free. Thus and presented himself unto him; mother, and that, when they have of God of none effect by your

have ye made the commandment and he fell on his neck, and wept chastened him, will not hearken

tradition. on his neck a good while.

unto them: Then shall bis father Gen. xlviit, 2. And one told and his mother layho!d on him and

III. Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son bring him out unto the elders of Joseph cometh unto thee. And his clty, and out unto the gate of his PARENTAL AFFECTION. Israel strengthened himself, and place; And they shall say unto

Gen, xxi, 15, 16. And the water sat upon the bed.

the elders of his city, This our was spent in the bottle, and she

son is stubborn and rebellious, he cast the child under one of the Lev. xix, 3. Ye shall fear every will not obey our voice; he is a shrubs. And she went, and sat man his mother and his father, glutton and a drunkard. And her down over against him a good and keep my sabbaths: I am the all the men of his city shall stone way off, as it were a bow-shot; for LORD your God.

him with stones, that he die: 80 she said, Let me not see the death Deut. v, 16. Honour thy father shalt thou put evil away from of the child. And she sat over and thy mother, as the LORD thy among you; and all Israel shall against him, and lift up her voice, God hath commanded thee; that hear, and fear.

and wept. thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in

Deut. xxvii, 16. Cursed be he Gen. xxiv, 65. And her brother the land which the LORD thy God that setteth light by his father and her mother said, Let the giveth thee,

or his mother: and all the people damsel abide with us a few days, shall say, Amen.

at the least ten; after that she shall Prov. 1, 8, 9. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and for

Prov. xx, 20. Whoso curseth go. sake not the law of thy mother. his father or his mother, his lamp Gen. xxvii, 26, 27. And his father For they shall be an ornament of shall be put out in obscure dark- Isaac said unto him, Come near

And grace unto thy head, and chains ness.

now, and kiss me, my son. about thy neck.

Prov. xxx, 17. The eye that he came near, and kissed him: Prov. xxiii, 22 26. Hearken un- mocketh at his father, and de- and he smelled the smell of his to thy father that begat thee, and spiseth to obey his mother, the raiment, and blessed him. despise not thy mother when she ravens of the valley shall pick it

Gen. xxxi, 26, 28. And Laban is old. My son, give me thine out, and the young eagles shall said to Jacob, 'What hast thou heart, and let thine eyes observe eat it.

done, that thou hast stolen away my ways.

unawares to me, and carried away SPECIAL FORM OF FILIAL Isa. xlv, 10. Woe unto him that

my daughters, as captives taken saith unto his father, What be

DUTY.

with the sword? And hast not gettest thou? or to the woman,

Gen. xlv, 10, 11. And thou shalt suffered me to kiss my sons and What hast thou brought forth?

dwell in the land of Goshen, and my daughters? Thou hast now

thou shalt be near unto me, thoa, dune foolishly in so doing. Mark vil, 10-12. For Moses and thy children, and thy chilsaid, Honour thy father and thy dren's children, and thy flocks, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not

Gen, xlii, 4, 38. But Benjamin mother; and, Whoso curseth and thy herds, and all that thou with his brethren: for he said, Lest father or mother, let him die the hast: And there will I nourish peradventure mischief befall him. death; But ye say, If a man thee, (for yet there are five years And he said, My son shall not go shall say to his father or mother, of famine,) lest thou, and thy down with you; for his brother is It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, housebold, and all that thou hast, dead, and he is left alone: if misby whatsoever thou mightest be come to poverty profited by me; he shall be free.

chief befall him by the way in the And ye suffer him no more to do Gen. xlvil, 11, 12. And Joseph which ye go, then shall yo bring ought for his father or bis mother. placed his father and his brethren, down my grey hairs with sorrow Eph. vi, 1-3. Children, obey land of Egypt, in the best of the

and gave them a possession in the to the grave. your parents in the Lord: for this

Gen. xliil, 13, 14. Take also is right. Honour thy father and land, in the land of Rameses, as your brother, and arise, go again

Pharaoh had commanded, And unto the man: And God Almother, (which is the first com: Joseph nourished his father, and mighty give you mercy before the mandment with promise) That his brethren, and all his father's man, that he may send a way your thou mayest live long on the to their families. 11. may be well with thee, and household,

with bread, according other brother, and Benjamin. If

I be bereaved of my children, I am earth. Çol. Ili, 20. Children, obey your went thence to Mizpeh of Moab:

1 Sam. xxii, 3, 4. And David bereaved. parents in all things for this is and he said unto the king of Moab, asked his servants, saying, llave

Gen. xliv, 19-22, 30, 31. My lord well-pleasing unto the Lord.

Let my father and my mother, I ye a father, or a brother? And we SIN AND DANGER OF FILIAL pray thee, come forth, and be said unto my lord, We have a DISOBEDIENCE.

with you, 'till I know what God father, an old man, and a child of

will do for me. And he brought his old age, a little one; and his Exod. xxi, 17. And he that them before the king of Moab; brother is dead, and he alone is curseth his father or his mother and they dwelt with bim all the left of his mother, and his father Bball surely be put to death while that David was in the hold, I loveth him. And thou saidst unto thy servants, Bring him king, and thou thyself wouldest, took bread and a bottle of water, down unto me, that I may set have set thyself against me. and gave it into Ilagar, putting it mine eyes upon him. And we said unto my lord, The lad thine enemies, and batest thy and wandered in the wilderness

2 Sam. xix, 6. In that thou lovest

on her shoulder, and the child, and

sent her away. And she departed, cannot leave his father for v friends: for thou hast declared this he should leave his father, his father would die. Now therefore, princes nor servants; for this day day, that thou regardest neither

of Beer-sheba.

Gen. xxv, 28. And Isaac loved when I come to thy servant my I perceive, that if "Absalom had Esan, because he did eat of his us: (seeing that his life is bound lived, and all wo had died this venison; but

Rebekah

loved up in the lad's life;) It shall

come day, then it had pleased thee Jacob.

well. to pass, when he seeth that the

Gen. xxxvii, 3, 4. Now Israel lad is not with us, that he will Ps. ciil, 13. Like as a father loved Joseph more than all bis die; and thy servants shall bring pitieth his children, so the LORD children, because he was the son down the grey hairs of thy ser- pitieth them that fear him. of his old age: and he made him vant our father with sorrow to

Luke vill, 19, 20. Then came to his brethren saw that their father

a coat of many colours. And when the grave.

him

his mother and his brethren, loved him more than all his brethGen. xlv, 26-29. And told him, and could not come at him for the saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he press. And it was told him by ren, they hated him, and could not is governor over all the land of certain, which said, Thy mother speak peaceably unto him. Egypt, And Jacob's heart fainted, and thy brethren stand without, Gen. xlviii, 22. Moreover I have for he believed them not. And desiring to see thee.

given to thee one portion above they told him all the words of

Luke xi, 11, 12. If a son shall thy brethren, which I took out of Joseph, which he had said unto ask bread' of 'any of you that is a the hand of the Amorite with my them: and when he saw the way: father, will be give him a stone? sword and with my bow. carry him, the spirit of Jacob their fish give him a serpent? Or if he or if he ask a fish, will he for a

PARENTAL AUTHORITY. father revived. And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is shall ask an egg, will he offer him

Gen. xviii, 17-19. And the LORD yet allve: I will go and see him a scorpion?

said, Shall I hide from Abraham before I die.

that thing which I do; Seeing that

SPECIAL INSTANCE Gen, xlviii, 10, 11. Now the eyes

Abraham shall surely become a of Israel were dim for age, so that 1 Kings lil, 22-28. And the other great and mighty nation, and all he could not see. And he brought woman said, Nay; but the living the nations of the earth shall them near unto him; and he kiss-ts my son, and the dead is thy be blessed in him? For I know ed them, and embraced them. son: and this said, No; but the dead him, that he will command his And Israel said unto Joseph, I is thy son, and the living is my son. children and his household after had not thought to see thy face; Thus they spake before the king. him, and they shall keep the way and, lo, God hath shewed me also Then said the king, The one of the LORD, to do justice and thy seed.

saith, This is my son that liveth, judgment; that the LORD may 2 Sam. xiii, 38, 39. So Absalom and thy son is the dead; and the bring upon Abraham that which fled, and went to Geshur, and

was other saith, Nay; but thy son is he hath spoken of him. there three years. Aud' the soul the dead, and my son is the live

Gen. I, 16, 17. And they sent a of king David longed to go forth ing. And the king said, Bring messenger unto Joseph, saying, unto Absalom: for he was comfort-me a sword. And they brought a Thy father did command before ed concerning Amnon, seeing he sword before the king. And the he died, saying, So shall ye say was dead.

king said, Divide the living child unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee 2 Sam. xiv, 1, 33. Now Joab the and hair to the other. Then spake and their sin; for they did unto

in two, and give half to the one, now, the trespass of thy breihren, son of Zeruiah perceived that the

the king's heart was toward Absalom, child was unto the king, (for her forgive the trespass of the ser

woman whose the living thee evil: and now, we pray thee, So Joab came to the king, and bowels yearned upon her son) vants of the God of thy father, told him: and when he had called and she said, O my lord, give her And Joseph wept when they spake for

Absalom, he came to the king, the living child, and in no wise unto him. and bowed himself on his face to slay it: but the other said, Let it the ground before the king: and be neither mine nor thine, but him, that I will judge his house

1 Sam. iii, 13. For I have told the king kissed Absalom.

divide it. Then the king answer for ever, for the iniquity which he 2 Sam. xvill, 5, 12, 13. And the ed and said, Give her the living knoweth; because his sons made king commanded Joab, and child, and in no wise slay it: she themselves vile, and he restrained A bishai, and Ittai, saying, Deal is the mother thereof. And all them not. gently, for my sake, with the Israel heard of the judgment young man, even with Absalom. which the king had judged; and

1 Sam. xvi, 22. And Saul sent And all the people heard when they feared the king: for they saw

to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray the king gave all the captains that the wisdom of God was in thee, stand before me; for he hath charge concerning Absalom. him, to do judgment.

found favour in my sight. And the man said unto Joab,

2 Sam. xiv, 21-24. And the king Though I should receive a thou

FAVOURITISM.

said unto Joab, Behold now, I have Band shekels of silver in mine hand,

done this thing: go therefore, yet would I not put forth mine Gen. xxi, 10, 11, 14. Wherefore bring the young man Absalom hand against the king's son: for she said unto Abraham, Cast out again. And Joab fell to the ground in our hearing the king charged this bond-woman and her son: for on bis face, and bowed himself, thee, and Abishai, Ittai, say- the son of this nd-woman shall and thanked the king: and Joab ing. Beware that none touch not be heir with my son, even with said, To-day thy servant knoweth the young man Absalom. Other- Isaac. And the thing was very that I have found grace in thy wise I should have wrought false- grievous in Abraham's sight be- sight, my lord, O king, in that the hood against mine own life: for cause cf his son. And Abrabam king hath fulólled the request of there is no matter hid from the rose up early in the morning, and his servant. So Joab arose, and went to Geshur, and brought Ah, may hear, and that they may Çant. viii, 2. I would lead thee, salom to Jerusalem. And the king learn, and fear the LORD your God, and bring thee into my mother's said, Let him turn to his own and observe to do all the words of house, who would instruct me.... house, and let him not see my this law; And that their children, face. So Absalom returned to his which have not known any thing, living, he shall praise thee, as I

Isa. xxxviii, 19. The living, the own house, and saw not the king's may hear, and learn to fear the do this day: the father to the face.

LORD your God, as long as ye live children shall make known thy Esther it, 20. Esther had not yet in the land whither ye go over

truth. shewed her kindred nor her Jordan to possess it.

Joel 1, 2, 3. IIear this, ye old people, as Mordecai bad charged P3. xxii, 30, 31. A seed shall her: for Esther did the command serve him; it shall be accounted to tants of the land. 'Hath this been

men, and give ear, all ye inhabiment of Mordecai, like as when the Lord for a generation. They in your days, or even in the days she was brought up with him. shall come, and shall declare his

of your fathers?

Tell ye your righteousness unto a people that DUTY OF PARENTS TO IN- shall be born, that he hath done children of it, and let your children

tell their children, and their chilSTRUCT THEIR CHILDREN. this.

dren another generation. Gen. xviil, 19. For I know him,

Ps. xxxiv, 11. Come, ye children, that he will command his children hearken unto me; I will teach you voke not your children to wrath:

Eph. vi, 4. And, ye fathers, proand his household after him, and the fear of the LORD.

bnt bring them up in the nurture they shall keep the way of the Ps. Ixxviii, 3-8. Which we have and admonition of the Lord. Lord, to do justice and judgment; heard and known, and our fathers that the LORD may bring upon have told us.

Çol. iii, 21. Fathers, provoke not

We will not hide your children to anger, lest they Abraham that which he hath them from their children, shewing be discouraged. spoken of him. to the generation to come the

2 Tim. I, 5. When I call to reExod. x, 2. And that thou mayest praises of the LORD, and his

membrance the unfeigned faith tell in the ears of thy son, and of strength, and his wonderful

works that is in thee, which dwelt first thy son's son, what things I have that he hath done. For he estar in thy grandmother Lois, and thy wrought in Egypt, and my signs blished a testimony in Jacob, and which I have done among them; appointed a law in Israel, which mother Eunice; and I am persuadthat ye may know how that I am he commanded our fathers, that ed that in thee also. the LORD.

they should make them known to Deut. iv. 9, 10. Only take heed their children; That the genera- AND TO CHASTISE THEM. to thyself, and keep thy soul dill- tion to come 'might know them, Prov. xiii, 24. He that spareth gently, lest thou forget the things even the children which should be his rod hateth his son: but he that which thine eyes have seen, and born, who should arise and declare loveth him chasteneth him belest they depart from thy heart all them to their children; That they times. the days of thy life; but teach might set their hope in God, and

Prov. xix, 18, 19. Chasten thy them thy sons, and thy sons' sons:

not forget the works of God, but son while there is hope, and let not Specially the day that thou stood- keep. his commandments: And thy soul spare for his crying. A est before the LORD thy God in might not be as their fathers, a man of great wrath shall suffer Horeb, when the LORD said unto stubborn and rebellious genera- punishment; for if thon deliver me, Gather me the people togeth- tion; a generation that set not him, yet thou must do it again. er, and I will make ihem hear my their heart aright, and whose

Prov. xxii, 15. Foolishness is words, that they may learn tú spirit was not stedfast with God.

bound in the heart of a child; but fear me all the days that they shall

Prov. iv, 1-4, 10-13. Hear, ye the rod of correction shall drive live upon the earth, and that they children, the instruction of a it far from him. may teach their children.

father, and attend to know underDeut. vi, 6-8. And these words, standing. For I give you good correction from the child; for i

Prov. xxiii, 13, 14, Withhold not which I command thee this day, doctrine, forsake ye not my law. shall be in thine heart; And thou For I was my father's son, tender thou beatest him with the rod, he

sball not die. Thou shalt beat shalt teach them diligently unto and only beloved in the sight of thy children, and shalt talk of my mother. He taught me also, him with the rod, and shalt dethem when thou sittest in thine and said unto me, Let thine heart liver his soul from hell. house, and when thou walkest by retain my words: keep my com- Prov. xxix, 15, 17. The rod and the way, and when thou liest mandments, and live. Hear, o reproof give wisdom: but a child down, and wlien thou risest up and the years of thy life shall be to shame. Correct thy son, and

my son, and receive my sayings; left to himself bringeth his mother sign upon thine hand, and they many. I have taught thee in the he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall be as frontlets between thine way of wisdom; I have led thec in shall give delight unto thy soul. eyes.

right paths. When thou goest, Heb. xii, 9, 10. Furthermore, we

thy steps shall not be straitened; havo had fathers of our flesh Deut. xi, 18, 19. Therefore shall and when thou runnest, thou shalt which corrected us, and we gave ye lay up these my words in your not stumble. Take fast hold of them reverence: shall we not much heart, and in your soul, and bind instruction; let her not go: keep rather be in subjection unto the them for a sign upon your hand, her; for she is thy lile. that they may be as frontlets be

Father of spirits, and live? For tween your eyes. And ye shall Prov. xlli, 1. A wise son heareth they verily for a few days chasteu

ed us after their own pleasure; teach them your children, speak- his father's instruction: but a

but he for our profit, that we ing of them when thou sittest in scorner heareth not rebuke. thine house, and when thou walk- Prov. xv, 5. A fool despiseth his might be partakers of his holiness est by the way, when thou liest father's astruction: but he that down, and when thou risest up. regardeth reproof is prudent.

AND ESPECIALLY TO TELL Deut. xxxi, 12, 13. Gather the Proo. xxvii, 11. My son, be wise,

THIEM THE MEANING OF people together, men, and women, and make my heart glad, that i

RELIGIOUS ORDINANCES. and children, and thy stranger may answer him that reproachetb Exod. xii, 25-27. And it shall that is within thy gates that they'me.

come to pass, when ye be come

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