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wicked, by discovering the foun- it for thy righteousness; for thou the work of their hands, saith tho dation unto the neck. Selah. art a stiil-necked people.

LORD. Thou didst strike through with 2 Kings xvii, 13, 14, 19, 21. Yet Ezek. V, 6-8. And she hath his staves the head of his villages: the Lord testified against Israel, changed my judgments into they came out as a whirlwind to and against Jud by all the wickedness more than the nascatter me: their rejoicing was as prophets, and by all the seers, tions, and my statutes more than to devour the poor secretly. saying, Turn ye from your evil the countries that are round about

ways, and keep my command- her; for they have refused my THE SAMARITANS. ments and my statutes, according judgments and my statutes, they 2 Kings xvii, 24, 33, 34. And the to all the law which I commanded have not walked in them. Thereking of Assyria brought men your fathers, and which I sent to fore thus saith the Lord God, Befrom Babylon, and from Cathah, you by my servants the propbets. cause ye multiplied more than and from Ava, and from Hamath, Notwithstanding they would not the nations that are round about and from Sepharvaim, and placed hear, but hardened their necks, you, and have not walked in my them in the cities of Samaria in- like to the neck of their fathers, statutes, neither have kept my

done stead of the children of Israel; that did not believe in the LORD judgments, neither have and they possessed Samaria, and their God. Also Judah kept not according to the judgments of dwelt in the cities thereof. They the commandments of the LORD the nations that are round about feared the LORD, and served their their God, but walked in the you; Therefore thus saith the Lord own gods, after the manner of the statutes of Israel which they God, Behold, I, even I, am against nations whom they carried away

made. For he rent Israel from thee, and will execute judgments from thence.

Untỏ this day they the house of David; and they in the midst of thee in the sight do after the former manners: they made Jeroboam the son of Nebat of the nations.

Ezek. xi, 12. And ye shall know fear not the LORD, neither do they king: and Jeroboam drave Israel after their statutes, or after their from following the LORD, and that I am the LORD: for ye have ordinances, or after the law and made them sin a great sin,

not walked in my statutes neither commandment, which the LORD

2 Kings xxiii, 26. Notwith- executed my judgments, but have commanded the children of Jacob, standing the LORD turned not done after the manners of the whom he named Israel.

from the fierceness of his great heathen that are round about Luke ix, 52, 53. And sent mes. wrath, wherewith his anger was you. sengers before his face; and they kindled against Judah, because went, and entered into a village of of all the provocations that Ma- them among the beathen, and

Ezek. XXXVI, 19. And I scattered the Samaritans, to make ready for nasseh had provoked him withal. they were dispersed through the him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as all the chief of the priests, and the and according to their doings, I

2 Chron. XXXVI, 14. Moreover, countries: according to their way, though he would go to Jeru- people, transgressed very much, judged them. salem.

after all the abominations of the Luke xvii, 15-18. And one of heathen; and polluted the house for three transgressions of Judah,

Amos ii, 4. Thus saith the LORD, them, when he saw that he was of the LORD, which he had hallow- and for four, I will not turn away healed, turned back, and with a ed in Jerusalem. loud voice glorified' God,

the punishment thereof; because And

Ps. lxxviii, 59, 60. When God they have despised the law of the fell down on his face at his feet, heard this, he was wroth, and Lord, and have not kept his comSamaritan. And Jesus answer- he forsook the giving him thanks: and he was a greatly abhorred Israel: So that mandments, and their lies

caused

tabernacle of them to err, after the which their ing, said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? Shiloh, the tent which he placed fathers have walked. There are not found that returnamong men.

Micah 1, 5, 6. For the transgresed to give glory to God, save this

Isa, iii, 8. For Jerusalem is sion of Jacob is all this, and for stranger.

ruined, and Judah is fallen; be- the sins of the house of Israel.

cause their tongue and their What is the transgression of John iv, 9, 20-22,27. For the Jews doings are against the LORD, to Jacob? is it not Samaria? and have no dealings with the Samari- provoke the eyes of his glory. what are the high places of Judah? tans. Our fathers worshipped in

Jer. i1, 7. And I brought you

are they not Jerusalem? Therethis mountain; and ye say, that in into a plentiful country, to eat the fore I will make Samaria as an Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship. Jesus saith unto fruit thereof, and the goodness heap of the field, and as plantings her, Womin, believe me, the hour thereof, but when ye entered, go down the stones thereof into

the cometh, when ye shall neither defiled my land, and made mine valley, and I will discover the in this mountain, nor yet at Jeru- heritage an abomination.

foundations thereof. salem, worship the Father. Yo Jer. v, 11. For the bouse of worship ye know not what: we Israel and the house of Judah Judges iil, 12--14. And the chilknow what we worship: for salva- have dealt very treacherously dren of Israel did evil again in tion is of the Jews. And upon against me, saith the LORD. the sight of the LORD: and the this came his disciples, and mar- Jer. xxxii, 23, 30. And they LORD strengthened Eglon the velled that he talked with the came in, and possessed it; but king of Moab against Israel, bewoman: yet no man said, What they obeyed not thy voice, sight of the Lord. And he gathseekest ihou? or, Why talkest neither walked in thy law: they ered unto him the children of thou with her?

have done nothing of all that

thou commandedst them to do; Ammon and Amalek, and went VI.-WICKEDNESS OF THE therefore thou hast caused all this and smote Israel, and possesssed

the city of palm-trees. evil to come upon them. For the

So the JEWS, AND ITS PUNISH

children of Israel and the chil children of Israel served Eglon MENT.

dren of Judah have only done the king of Moab eighteen years. Deut. ix, 6. Understand there evil before me from their youth: Judges vi, 1. And the children fore, that the LORD thy God giveth for the children of Israel have of Israel did evil in the sight of thee not this good land to possess I only provoked me to anger with the LORD; and the LORD delivered them into the band of Midian raise up against you a nation, o kindled a fre in mine anger, which seven years.

house of Israel, saith the Lord, sball burn for ever. Judges x, 8. And that year they the God of hosts; and they shall

Jer. xxiv, 8-10. And as the evil vexed and oppressed the children aflict you from the entering in of figs, which cannot be eaten, they of Israel eighteen years, all the Hamath unto the river of the wild are so evil; surely thus saith the children of Israel that were on derness.

LORD, So will I give Zedekiah the the other side Jordan, in the land

king of Judah, and his princes, of the Amorites which is in Gilead. THE CAPTIVITY. and the residue of Jerusalem,

Judges xlii, 1. And the children 2 Kings xx, 17. Behold, the days that remain in this land, and them of Israel did evil again in the come, that all that is in thine that dwell in the land' of Egypt; sight of the LORD; and the LORD house, and that which thy fathers And I will deliver them to be redelived them into the hand of have laid up in store unto this day, moved into all the kingdoms of the Philistines forty years. shall be carried into Babylon: no- the earth for their hurt, to be a re

1 Sam. xii, 9. And when they thing shall be left, saith the Lord. proach and a proverb, á taunt and forgat the LORD their God, he sold

a curse, in all places whither I

2 Kings xxi, 12, 13. Therefore shall drive them. And I will send them into the hand of Sisera, thus saith the LORD God of Israel, the sword, the famine, and the captain of the host of Ilazor, and Behold, I am bringing such evil pestilence, among them, till they into the hand of the Philistines, upon Jerusalem and Judah, that be consumed from off the land. and into the hand of the king of whosoever heareth of it, both his that I gave unto them and to Moab; and they fought against ears shall tingle. And I will their fathers. them.

stretch over Jerusalem the line of 2 Kings x, 32. In those days the Samaria, and the plummet of the thus saith' the LORD of hosts,

Jer. XXV, 8, 9, 11. Therefore and Hazael smute them in all the Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish words, Behold, I will send and coasts of Israel.

wiping it, and turning it upside take all the families of the north, 2 Kings xv, 37. (In those days down. the LORD began to send against

2 Kings xxiv, 1. In his days rezzar the king of Babylon, my

saith the LORD, and NebuchadJudah Rezin the king of Syria, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon servant, and will bring them and Pekah the son of Remaliah.) came up, and Jehoiakim became against this land, and against

2 Kings xvii, 20. And the LORD his servant three years; then be the inhabitants thereof,and against rejected all the send of Israel, and turned and rebelled against him.

all these nations round about, and amicted them, and delivered them Isa. xxxix, 6. Behold, the days will utterly destroy them, and into the hand of spoilers, until he come, that all that is in thine make them an astonishment, and had cast them out of his sight. house, and that which thy fathers an hissing, and perpetual desola

Ps.cvi, 40-42. Therefore was the have laid up in store until this tions. And this whole land shall wrath of the Lord kindled against day, sliall be carried to Babylon: be a desolation, and an astonishhis people, insomuch that he ab- nothing shall be left, saith the ment; and these nations shall

serve the king of Babylon seventy horred his own inheritance. And LORD.

years. he gave them into the hand of the Jer. xiii, 19. The cities of the heathen; and they that hated them south shall be shut up, and none the LORD, that after seventy years

Jer. xxix, 10, 11. For thus saith ruled over them. Their enemies shall open them; Judah shall be be accomplished at Babylon I will also oppressed them and they carried away captive all of it, it were brought into subjection un- shall be wholly carried away cap- word toward you, in causing you

visit you, and perform my good der their hand. tive.

to return to this place. For I Isa. xlli, 22, 23. But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they come to pass, if they say unto toward Jer. XV, 2, 4, 5, 14. And it shall know the thoughts that I think

you, saith the LORD, are all of them suared in holes, thee, Whither shall we go fortb? thoughts of peace, and not of evil, and they are hid in prison-houses: then thou shalt tell them, Thus to give you an expected end. they are for a prey, and none de- saith the LORD, Such as are for liveroth; for a spoil, and none death, to death; and such as are of Judah shall not escape out of

Jer. xxxii, 4. And Zedekiah king saith, Restore. Who among you for the sword, to the sword; and the hand of the Chaldeans, but will give ear to this? who will such as are for the famine, to the shall surely be delivered into the hearken, and hear for the time to famine; and such as are for the band of the king of Babylon, and come.

captivity, to the captivity. And I shall speak with him mouth to Jer. il, 14–16. I8 Israel a servant? will cause them to be removed mouth, and his eyes shall behold is ho a home-born slave? why is into all kingdoms of the earth. his eyes. he spoiled? The young lions roar- because of Manasseh the son of ed upon him, and yelled, and they Hezekiah king of Judah, for that

Jer. xxxiv, 1-3. The word which made his land waste: his cities are which he did in Jerusalem, For LORD, (when Nebuchadnezzar king

came unto Jeremiah from the burnt without inhabitant. Also who shall have pity upon thee, O the children of Noph and Taba- Jerusalem? or who shall bemoan all the kingdoms of the earth of

of Babylon, and all his army, and panes have broken the crown of thee? or who shall go aside to his dominion, and all the people, thy head.

Jer. xix, 7. And I will make make thee to pass with thine fought against Jerusalem, and void the counsel of Judah and enemies into a land which thou against all the cities thereon) sayJerusalem in this place; and I knowest not: for a fire is kindled ing, Thus saith the Lord, the will cause them to fall' by tho in mine anger, which shall burn God of Israel, Go and speak to

Zedekiah king of Judah, and tell sword before their enemies, and upon you.

him, Thus saith the LORD, Behold, by the hands of them that seek

Jer. xvii, 4. And thou, even I will give this city into the hand of their lives: and their carcases will thyself, shalt discontinue from the king of Babylon, and he shall I give to be meat for the fowls of thine heritage that I gave thee: burn it with fire. And thou shalt the heaven, and for the beasts of and I will cause thee to serve not escape out of his hand,but shalt the earth.

thine enemies in the land which surely be taken, and delivered Amos vi, 14. But, behold, I will thou knowest noi : for ye have into his hand; and thine eyes shall

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behold the eyes of the king of (that is the ninth year of Hoshea , Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon) Babylon, and he shall speak with king of Israel,) Samaria was taken. saying. thee mouth to mouth, and thou And the king of Assyria did

Jer. xxxix, 9. Then Nebuzarshalt go to Babylon.

carry away Israel unto Assyria, adan the captain of the guard Jer. xxxviii, 1-3. Then Shepha- and put them in Halah and in carried away captive into Babylon tlah the son of Mattan, and Geda- Habor by the river of Gozan, and the remnant of the people that liah the son of Pashur, and Jucal in the cities of the Medes; Be- renained in the city, and those the son of Shelemiah, and Pashur cause they obeyed not the voice that fell away, that 'rell to him, the son of Malchiah, beard the of the Lord their God, but trans

with the rest of the people that words that Jeremiah'had spoken pressed his covenant, and all that remained. unto all the people, saying, Thus Moses the servant of the LORD

Jer. lii, 15, 24, 25, 28-30. Then saith the LORD, He that remaineth commanded, and would not bear Nebuzar-adán, the captain of the in this city shall die by the sword, them, por do them.

guard, carried away captive cerby the famine, and by the pesti

tain of the poor of the people,

CAPTIVITY OF JUDATI. lence: but he that goeth forth to

and the residue of the people that the Chaldeans shall live; for he 2 Kings xxiv, 14-16. And he remained in the city, and those shall have his life for a prey, and carried away all Jerusalem, and all that sell away, that fell to the

shall live. Thus saith the LORD, the princes, and all the mighty, king of Babylon, and the rest of • This city shall surely be given into men of valour, even ten thousand the multitude. And the captain

the hand of the king of Babylon's captives, and all the craftsmen of the guard took Seraiah the army, which shall take it.

and smiths: none remained, save chief priest, and Zephaniah the Jer. xliv, 27. Behold, I will the poorer sort of the people of second priest, and the three watch over them for evil, and not the land. Aud he carried away keepers of the door. He took also for good; and all the men of Judah Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the out of the city an eunuch, which that are in the land of Egypt shall kiug's mother, and the king's had the charge of the men of war; be consumed by the sword, and wives, and his officers, and the and seven men of them that were by the famine, until there be an mighty of the land; those carried near the king's person, which

he into captivity from Jerusalem were found in the city; and the end of them. Ezek. v, 14. Moreover, I will miglit, even seven thousand, and mustered the people of the land;

to Babylon. And all the men of principal scribe of the host, who make thee waste, and a reproach cfaitsmen and smiths a thousand, and threescore men of the people among the nations that are round all that were strong and apt for of the land, that were found in the about thee, in the sight of all that war, even them the king of Baby- midst of the city. This is the pass by.

lon brought captive to Babylon. people whom Nebuchadiezzar Ezek. vi, 7. And the slain shall fall in the midst of you; and ye they took the king, and brought and three and twenty: In the

2 Kings xxv, 6, 7, 11, 19-21. So carried away captive: In the

seventh year three thousand Jews, shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezek. xii, 15. And they shall Riblah; and they gave judgment eighteenth year of Nebuchadknow that I am the LORD, when I

upon him,
And they slew the

rezzar he carried away captive shall scatter them among the na- sons of Zedekiah belore his eyes,

from Jerusalem eight hundred tions, and disperse them in the and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, thirty and two persons: In the countrics.

and bound him with fetters of three and twentieth year of New Ezek. xxii, 15, 16. And I will brass, and carried him to Babylon.

buchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan, the scatter thee among the heathen, No: the rest of the people that captain of the guard, carried and disperse thee in the countries, were left in the city, and the away captive of the Jews seven and will consume thy filthiness fugitives that fell away to the hundred forty and five persons: all out of thee. And thou shalt take king of Babylon, with the remnant the persons were four thousand thine inheritance in thyself in the of the multitude,did Nebuzaradan,

and six hundred. Bight of the heathen, and thou the captain of the guard, carry shalt know that I am the LORD. away. And out of the city he CONDITION DURING THE Hosea v, 9. Ephraim shall be took an officer, that was set over

CAPTIVITY. desolate in the day of rebuke: the men of war, and five men of among the tribes of Israel have i them that were in the king's pre- perish among the heathen, and

Lev. xxvi, 38. And ye shall made known that which shall sence, which were found in the

the land of your ener shall eat surely be. city, and the principal scribe of the

you up. host, which mustered the people VII. ISRAEL IN CAPTIVITY. of the land, and threescore men

Esther is, 5, 6. Now, in Shushan of the people of the land that were the palace there was a certain FATE OF TIIE TEN TRIBES.

found in the city: And Nebuzar- Jew, whose name was Mordecai, 2 Kings xvii, 5. Then the king adan, captain of the guard, took the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, of Assyria caine up throughout these, and brought them to the the son of Kish, a Benjamite; all the land, and went up to Sa- king of Babylon to Kiblah: And Who had been carried away from maria, and besieged it three years. the king of Babylon smote them, Jerusalem with the captivity

2 Kings xvill, 8-12. He smote and slew them at Riblan, in the which had been carried away the Philistines, even unto Gaza, land of Hamath. So Judah was with Jeconiab king of Judah, and the borders thereof, from the carried away out of their land. whoin Nebuchadnezzar the king tower of the watchmen to the Jer. xxix, 2, 3. (After that Je

of Babylon had carried away. fenced city. And it came to pass coniah the king, and the queen, Ps. lxxviii, 61, 62. And deliverin the fourth year of king Heze- and the eunuchs, the princes of ed bis strength into captivity, and klah, which was the seventh year Judah and Jerusalem, and the his glory into the enemy's hand. of Hoshea son of Elah king of carpenters, and the smiths, were He gave his people over also unt ) Israel, that Shalmaneser king of departed from Jerusalem,) By the the sword; and was wroth witis Assyn iå came up against Samarla, hand of Elasah the son of 'sha- bis inheritance. and besieged it. And at the end phan, and Gemariah the son of Ps. cxxxvii, 1-4. By the rivers of three years they took it: even ilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of of Babylon there we sat down, in the sixth year of Hezekiah, 1 Judah sent unto Babylon to we wept when we remembered

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Zion. We hanged our harps upon sword. According to their un- shall be well with you. As for the willow in the midstthereof. For cleanness, and according to their me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, there they that carried us away transgressions, have I done unto to serve the Chaldeans which will captive required of us a song; and them, and bid my face from come unto us: but ye, gather ye they that was us required of us them.

wine, and summer-fruits, and oil, mirth, saying, Sing us one of the

Hosea vill, 8. Israel is swallow and put them in your vessels, and songs of Zion. How shall we ed up: now shall they be among dwell in your cities that ye have sing the LORD's song in a strange the Gentiles as a vessel wherein taken. Likewise, when all the land? is no pleasure.

Jews that were in Moab, and Isa. Ixtil, 18. The people of thy

Zech. vil, 14. But I scattered among the Ammonites, and in holiness have possessed it but a them with a whirlwind among all Edom, and that were in all the little wbile: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.

the nations whom they knew not: countries, heard that the king of

thus the land was desolate after Babylon had left a remnant of a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, nor returned; for they laid the the son of Slaphan; Even all the

Isa, Ixiv, 10. Thy holy cities are them, that no man passed through Judah, and that he had set over Jerusalem a desolation. pleasant land desolate.

Jews returned out of all places Lam. I, 1, 3-5. How doth the

whither they were driven, and city sit solitary that was full of people ! how is she become as a

THE PRESERVED REMNANT. came to the land of Judah, to
Ezra ix, 8. And now, for a little Gedaliah,

unto widow! she that was great among

Mizpah, and the nations, and princess among space, grace hath been shewed gathered wine and summer-fruits the provinces, how is she become from the LORD our God, to leave very much. tributary! Judah is gone into us & remnant to escape, and to Jer. xliv, 28. Yet a small numcaptivity because of affliction, and give us a nail in his holy place, ber that escape the sword shall because of great servitude; she that cur God may lighten our return out of the land of Egypt dwelleth among the heathen, she eyes, and give us a little reviving into the land of Judab; and all the

remnant of Judah, that are gone findeth no rest: all her persecutors in our boudage. overtook her between the straits. Isa. xxxvII, 31, 82. And the into the land of Egypt to sojourd The ways of Zion do mourn, be- remnant that is 'escaped of the there, shall know whose words cause none come to the solemn house of Judah shall again take shall stand, mine, or theirs. feasts: all her gates are desolate; root downward, and bear fruit Jer. xlvi, 28. Fear thou not, O her priests sigh, her virgins are upward. For out of Jerusalem Jacob my servant, saith the Lord; afflicted, and she is in bitterness. shall go forth a remnant, and they for I am with thee: for I will Her adversaries are the chief, her that escape out of mount Zion: make a full end of all the nations enemies prosper; for the LORD the zeal of the Lord of hosts shall whither I have driven thee: but I hath afflicted her for the multi- do this.

will not make a full end of thee, tude of her transgressions: her Jer. iv, 27. For thus hath the but correct thee in measure; yet children are gone into captivity LORD said, The whole land shall will I not leave thee wholly before the enemy.

be desolate; yet will I not make a unpunished. Lam. il, 1. How hath the LORD full end.

Ezek. vi, 8. Yet will I leave a covered the daughter of Zion with

Jer. V, 18. Nevertheless, in remnant, that ye may have some a cloud in his anger, cnd cast those days, saith the LORD, I will that shall escape the sword among down from heaven unto the earth not make a full end with you. the nations, when ye shall be the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his foot tool in the day thee, saith the Lord, to save thee:

Jer. xxx, 11. For I am with scattered through the countries. of his anger!

Ezek. xii, 16. But I will leav: a though I make a full end of all few men of them from the sword, Lam. iv, 12. The kings of the nations whither I have scattered from the famine, and from the earth, and all the inhabitants of thee, yet will I not make a full pestilence; that they may declare the world, would not have believ- end of thee; but I will correct all their abominations among tho ed tliat the adversary and the thee in measure, and will not heathen whither they come; and enemy should liave entered into leave thee altogether unpunished. they shall know that I am the the gates of Jerusalem.

LORD.
Ezek. xi, 15, 16. Son of man, thy captains of the forces which were
Jer. x1, 7--12. Now, when all the

Ezek. xiv, 22, 23. Yet, behold, brethren, eren thy bretinen, the

in the fields, even they and their therein shall be left a remnant men of thy kindred, and all the mon, heard that the king of Baby- that shall be brought forth, both house of Israel w holly, are they lon had made Gedaliah the son of sons and daughters; behold, they anto whom the inhabitants of Ahikam governor in the land, and shall come forth unto you, and yo Jerusalem have said, Get you far had committed unto him men, and shall see their way and their from the Lord; unto us is this women, and children, and of the doings: and ye shall be comforted fore say, Thus saith the Lord God, poor of the land, of them that concerning the evil that I have Although I have cast them far off

were not carried away captive to brought upon Jerusalem, eren

Babylon; Then they came to concerning all that I have brought among the heathen, and although Gedáliah to Mizpah, even Ishmael upon it. And they shall comfort I bave scattered them among the the son of Nethaniah,and Johanan you, when ye see their ways and countries, yet will I be to them as and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, their doings; and ye shall know a little sanctuary in the countries and Seratah the son of Tanhum that I have not done without cause where they shall come.

eth, and the sons of Ephai the all that I have done in it, saith the Ezek. xxxix, 23, 24. And the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the Lord God. heathen shall know that the son of a Maachathite, they and Amos ix, 8, 9. Behold, the eyes house of Israel went into captivity their men. And Gedaliah the of the Lord God are upon the for their iniquity: because they conof Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, sinful kingdom, and I will destroy trespassed agaiust me, therefore sware unto them, and to their it from off the face of the earth; hid I my face from them, and men, saying. Fear 'not to serve the saving that I will not utterly gave them into the hand of their Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and destroy the house of Jacob, saith enemies; so fell they all by the serve the king of Babylon, and it the Lord. For, lo, I will com

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mand, and I will sift the house of I will turn away your captivity, king of Persia, The LORD God of Israel among all nations, like as and I will gather you from all the beaven hath given me all the corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall nations, and from all the places kingdoms of the earth; and he not the least grain fall upon the whither I have driven you, saith hath charged me to build him an earth.

the LORD; and I will bring yon house Jerusalem, which is in Zech, xiii, 8, 9. And it shall come again, unto the place whenca i Judah: Who is there among you to pass that in all the land, saith caused you to be carried away of all his people? his God be with the LORD, two parts therein shall captive.

him, and let him go up to Jerusibe cut off and die; but the third Jer, xxx, 3, 10. For, lo, the days lem, which is in Judah, and build shall be left therein. And I will come, saith the LORD, that I the house of the LORD God of Isbring the third part through the will bring again the captivity rael (he is the God) which is in fire, and will refine them as silver of my people Israel and Judah, Jerusalem. And whosoever reis refined, and will try them as saith tho LORD; and I will cause maineth in any place where he gold is tried: they shall call on my them to return to the land that sojourneth, let the men of his place name, and I will hear them: I will gave to their fathers, and help him with silver, and with say, Ít is my people; and they they shall possess it. There- gold, and with goods, and with shall say, The LORD is my God. fore fear thou not, O my servant beasts, besides the free-will-offer

Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be ing for the house of God that is in
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dismayed, O Israel: for, 1o, I will Jerusalem. Then rose up the RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY. save thee from afar, and thy seed chief of the fathers of Judah and

from the land of their captivity; Benjamin, and the priests, and the PREDICTED.

and Jacob shall return, and shall Levites, with all them whose spirit Isa. xiv, 2. And the people shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none God had raised, to go up to build take them, and bring them to shall make him afraid.

the house of the LORD which is in their place; and the house of

Jerusalem. And all they that

Jer. xxx11,36,37. And now thereIsrael shall possess them in the

were about them strengthened land of the LORD for servants and fore thus saith the LORD, the God their hands with vessels of silver, them captives, whose captives livered into the hand of the king besides all that was willingly of

ye be

beasts, and with precious things, they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. of Babylon. Behold, I will

fered. gather them out of all countries. Isa, xliv, 26, 27. That confirmeth

Ezra i1, 70. So the priests, and the word of his servant, and per

Jer. xxxili, 7. And I will cause

the Levites, and some of the formeth the counsel of his mes. the captivity of Judah, and the ser:gers; that saith to Jerusalem, captivity of Israel to return, and people, and the singers, and the

porters, and the Nethinims dwelt Thou shalt be inhabited; and tó will build them, as at the first.

in their cities, and all Israel in the cities of Judah, Ye shall be Jer. xlvi, 27. But fear not thou, their cities. built; and I will raise up the de- O my servant Jacob, and be not cayed places thereof: That saith dismayed, o Israel: for, behold, I seventh month was come, and the

Ezra iii, 1. And when the to the deep, Be dry; and I will dry will save thee from afar off, and children of Israel were in the up thy rivers.

thy seed from the land of their cities, the people gathered themJer. xii, 14, 15. Thus saith the captivity; and Jacob shall return; selves together as one man to LORD against all mine evil neigh- and be in rest and at ease, and

Jerusalem. bours, that touch the inheritance none shall make him afraid.

Ezra vil, 6, 7, 13. This Ezra went which I have caused my people Jer.1,33,34. Thus saith the LORD Israel to inherit; Behold, I will of hosts, The children of Israel up from Babylon; and he was a pluck them out of their land, and and the children of Judah were which the Lord God of Israel had

ready scribe in the law of Moses, pluck out the house of Judah from oppressed together: and all that given: and the king granted him among them. And it shall come took them captives held them all his request, according to the to pass, after that I have plucked fast; they refused to let then go. hand of the Lord luis God upon them out, I will return, and have Their Redeemer is strong; The him. And there went up some of compassion on them, and will LORD of hosts is his name.

the children of Israel, and of the bring them again, every man to Ezek. xx, 38. .. .. I will bring priests, and the Levites, and the his heritage, and every man to his them forth out of the country singers, and the porters, and the land.

where they sojourn, and they Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the Jer. xvi, 14. 15. Therefore, be shall not enter into the land of seventh year of Artaxerxes the hold, the days come, saith' the Israel; and ye shall know that I king. I make a decree, that all LORD, that it shall no more be said, am the LORD.

they of the people of Israel, and of The Lord liveth, that bronght up Zeph. ili, 19. Behold, at that time his priests and Levites, in my the children of Israel out of the I will undo all that afflict thee: realm, which are minded of their land of Egypt; But, the LORD and I will save her that halteth, own free-will to go up to Jerusaliveth, that brought up the chil- and gaiher her that was driven lem, go with thee. dren of Israel from the land of the out; and I will get them praise and north, and from all the lands fame in every land where they men; yet our God hath not for

Ezra ix, 9. For we were bondwhither he had driven them: and have been put to shame. I will bring them again into their

saken us in our bondage, but hath land that I gave unto their fathers.

extended mercy unto us in the ACCOMPLISHED UNDER CYRUB.

sight of the kings of Persia, to Jer. xxiv, 6. Thus saith the

Ezra i, 1-6. Now, in the first give us a reviving, to set up the Lord, the God of Israel, Like these year of Cyrus king of Persia, (that Irouse of our God, and to repair good figs, so will I acknowledge the word of the Lord by the mouth the desolations thereof, and to give them that are carried away cap- of Jeremiah might be fulfilled,) us a wall in Judah and in Jerutive of Judah, whom I have sent the LORD stirred up the spirit of salem. out of this place into the land of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made the Chaldeans for their good.

REBUILDING OF a proclamation throughout all his Jer. xxix, 14. And I will be kingdom, and put it also in writ

JERUSALEM, found of you, saith the LORD: and I ing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus Sec under CANAAN.

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