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and thet they will hear it. And and from the power of Satan unto enmity, eren the law of commandwhen he had said these words, God, that they may receive for- ments contained in ordinances; for the Jews departed, and had great giveness of sins, and inheritance to make in himself of twain one reasoning among themselves. among them which are sanctified new man, 80 making peace. And 1 Thess. II, 16. Forbidding us to by faith that is in me.

came and preached peace to you speak to the Gentiles, that they Rom. 1, 5. 13-15. By whom we which were afar off, and to them might be saved, to fill up their have received grace and apostle - that were nigh. bins alway: for the wrath is como ship, for obedience to the faith Eph. III, 1-4, 7.8. For this cause upon them to the uttermost. among all nations, for his name; ' I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus

Now I would not have you igno- Christ for you Gentiles, (If ye THE CIURCH AMONG THIE rant, brethren, that oftentimes I have heard of the dispensation GENTILES.

purposed to come unto you, (but of the grace of God which is Acts xiii, 48, 49. And when the have some fruit among you also, hy revelation he made known

was let hitherto,) that I might given me to you-ward: How that Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the I am debtor both to the Greeks afore in few words, Whereby,

even as among other Gentiles. unto me the mystery; (as I wrote Lord: and as many as were or- and to the Barbarians, both to the when ye read, ye may understand dained to eternal life believed. wise and to tlie unwise. So, as my knowledge in the mystery of And the word of the Lord was much as in me is. I am ready to Christ.) Whereof I was made a published throughout all the re-preach the Gospel to you that are minister, according to the gift of gion. at Rome also.

the grace of God given unto me Acts xlv, 27, 28. And when they

Rom. X, 18. But I say, Have by the effectual working of his were come, and had gathered the they not heard? Yes verily, their power. Unto me, who am less church together, they rehearsed sound went into all the earth, than the least of all saints, is this all that God had done with them, and their words unto the ends of grace given that I should preach and how he had opened the door the world.

among the Gentiles the unsearch.' of faith unto the Gentiles. And there they abode long time with

Rom. xv, 16-19. That I should

able riches of Christ. the disciples. be the minister of Jesus Christ to

Col. 1, 6, 25-27. Which is come Acts xv. 3. 4. And being brought pel of God, that the offering up of and bringeth forth fruit, as it

the Gentiles, ministering the gos- unto you, as it is in all the world; on their way by the church, they the Gentiles might be acceptable, doth also in you, since the day ye passed throngh Phenice

being sanctified by the Holy heard of it, and knew the grace Samaria, declaring the conversion Ghost. I have therefore whereof of God in truth: Whereof I am of the Gentiles: and they caused I may glory through Jesus Crist made a minister, according to the great joy unto all the brethren. In those things which pertalu to dispensation of God which is And when they were come to God. For I will not dare to speak given to me for you, to fulfil the Jerusalem, they were received of of any of those things which word of God; Even the mystery th cliurch, and of the apostles Christ hath not wrought by me,

which hath been hid from ages and elders, and they declared:

to make the Gentiles obedient, by and from generations, but now is all things that God had done word and deed, Through mighty made manifest to his saints: To with them.

signs and wonders, by the power whom God would make known Acts xvii, 4, 12, 33, 34. And some of the Spirit of God; so that from what is the riches of the glory of of them believed, and consorted Jerusalem, and round about unto this mystery among the Gentiles; with Paul and Silas; and of the Illyricum, 'I have fully preached which is Christ in you, the hope devout Greeks a great multitude, the gospel of Christ.

of glory. and of the chief women not a few.

2 Cor. ill, 6. Who also bath

2 Tim. 1, 11. Whereunto I am Therefore many of them believed; made us able ministers of the new appointed a preacher, and an also of honourable women which testament; not of the letter, but of apostle, and a teacher of the were Greeks, and of men not a the spirit: for the letter killeth,

Gentiles. few. So Paul departed from but the spirit giveth life.

Rgv. xiv, 6. And I saw another among them. llow beit certain men clave unto him, and believed Gal. ii, 7-9. But contrariwise, angel fly in the midst of heaven, amuung lue wuick was Dionysius when they saw that the gospel of having the everlasting gospel to

preach unto them that dwell on the Areopagite,and a woman namtheuncircnmcision was committed

the earth, and to every nation, ed Damaris, and others with them. unto me, as the gospel of the cir- and kindred, and tongue, and Acts xxi, 19. And when he he that wrought effectually in

cumcision was unto Peter; (For people. had saluted them, he declared Peter to the apostleship of the

REFLECTIONS. par ienlirly what things God had circumcision, the

Acts xv,19 20. Wherefore my senwrought among the Gentiles by

mighty in me toward the Gentence is, that we trouble not them his ministry.

tiles:) And when James, Cephas, which from among the Gentiles Acts xxii, 21. And he said unto and John, who seemed to be are turned to God: But that we me, Depart: for I will send thee pillars, perceived the grace that write unto them, that they abstain far hence unto the Gentiles. was given uno me, they gave t from pollutions of idols, and from

Acts xxvi, 16-18. But rise, and me and Barnabas the right hands fornication, and from things stand upon thy feet: for I have of fellowship, that we should go strangled, and from blood. appeared unto thee for this pur- unto the heathen, and they unto Rom. xl, 17--21. And if some of pose to make thee a minister and the circumcision.

the branches be broken off, and & witness both of these things Eph. 11, 13--15, 17. But now, in thou, being a wild olive-tree, wert which thou hast seen, and of Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes graffed in among them, and with those things in the which I will were far off are made nigh by the them partakest of the root and appear unto thee; Delivering thee blood of Christ. For he is our fatness of the olive tree; Boast froin the poople, and from the peace, who hath made both one, not against the branches: but if Gentiles, unto whom now I send and hath broken down the mid- thou' boast, thou bearest tot tho thee, To open their eyes and to ale wall of partition between us; root, but the root thee. Thou turn them from darkness to light, Having abolished in his flesh the wilt say then, Tha branches were



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broken off, that I might be graffed | effect. For they are not all Israelantil the fulness of the Geutiles in. Well; because of unbelief which are of Israel. That is, They be come in. And so all Israel they were broken off, and thou which are the children of the shall be saved: as it is written. standest by faith. Bé not high- tlesh, these are not the children There shall come out of Sion tho minded, but fear: For if God of God; but the dro of Deliverer, and sh turn away spared not the natural branches, promise are counted for the seed. ungodliness from Jacob. For this take heel lest he also spare not For this is the word of promiso. is my covenant unto them, whep thee. At this time will I come, and I shall take away their sins. As

concerning the gospel, they are Gal. 11, 14, 15. Bat when I saw Sara shall have a son. that they walked not uprightly, Rom. x, 1-4. Brethren, my touching the election, they are

enemies for your sakes: but as according to the truth of the heart's desire and prayer to God beloved for the fathers' sakes. For gospel, I said unto Peter before for Israel is, that they might the gifts and calling of God are them all, If thou, being a Jew, be saved. For I bear them livest after the manner of Gen- record, that they have a zeal of in times past have not believed

without repentance. For as yo tiles, and not as do the Jews, why God, but not according to know. God, yet have now obtainrd mercy compellest thon the Gentiles to ledge. For they, being iguorant through their unbelief; Even so live as do the Jews? We who are of God's righteousness, and going have these also now not believed, Jews by nature, and not sluners about to establish their of the Gentiles. righteousness, have not submitted also may obtain mercy. For God

that through your mercy they themselves unto the righteous. hath concluded them all in unbemember,' that ye being in time ness of God. For Christ is the lief, that he might have mercy past Gentiles in the flesh, who are end of the law for righteousness to every

upon all,

one that believeth. called . Uncircumcision by that which is called the Circumcision Rom. xi, 1, 9, 11-15, 23--32. I say that we have such liope, we

2 Cor. iil, 12-16. Seeing then in the flesh made by hands; That then, Hath God cast away his at that time ye were without people? God forbid. For I also

uso great plzinness of speech; Christ, being aliens from the com- ain an Israelite, of the seed of vail over his

face, that the chil.

And not as Moses, which put a monwealth of Israel, and strangers Abraham, of the tribe of Ben-dren of Israel could not stedfastly from the covenants of promise, amin. And David saith, Let look to the end of that which is having no hope, and without God their

table be made a snare, and abolished: But their minds were in the world.

a trap, and a stumblingblock, and blinded: for until this day remainTitus i, 13, 14. This witness is

a recompence unto them: I say eth the same vail untaken away true; wherefore

rebuke them then, Have they stumbled that in the reading of the old testasharply, that they may be sound they should 141? God forbid: but ment; which rail is done away in in the faith: Not giving

heed to rather through their fall salvation Christ. But even unto this day, Jewish tables, and commandments is come unto the Gentiles, for to when Moses is read, the vail is of men, that turn from the truth. provoke them to jealously. Now, if the fall of them be the riches of when it shall turn to the Lord,

upon their heart. Nevertheless, 1 Peter II, 10. Which in time the world, and the diminishing of past were not a people, but are them the riches of the Gentiles; the vall shall be taken away. now the people of God; which had how much more their fulness? For Rev. vil, 4-8. And I heard the not obtained mercy, but now have I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch number of them which

were obtained mercy.

as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, sealed; and there were sealed an

I magnify mine office; It by any hundred and forty and four FINAL INBRINGING OF THE means I may provoke to emula- thousand of all the tribes of the

tion them which are my flesh, and children of Israel. Of the tribe of JEWS AND ITS RESULTS.

might save some of them. For if Juda were sealed twelve thousRool. ix, 1-6, 8, 9. I say the the casting away of them be the and. Of the tribe of Reuben truth in Christ, I lie not, my con- reconciling of the world, what were sealed twelve thousand. Of science also bearing me witness shall the receiving of them be, but the tribe of Gad were sealed in the Holy Ghost, That I have life from the dead? And they twelve thousand. Of the tribe of great heaviness and continual sor. also, if they abide not still in un- Aser were sealed twelve thousand. row in my heart. For I could belief, shall be graffed in: for God of the tribe of Nephthalim were wish that myself wero accursed is able to graff them in again. sealed twelve thousand, or the from Christ for wy brethren, my For if thou wert cut out of the tribe of Manasses were sealed kinsmen according to the flesh:- olire-treo, which is wild by wature, twelve thousand. Of the tribe of Who are Israelites; to whom per- and wert graffed contrary to nas Simeon were sealed twelvo taineth the adoption, and the ture into a good olive-tree; how thousand. of the tribe of Levi glory, and the covenants, and the much more shall these, which be were sealed twelve thousand, or giving of the law, and the service the natural branches, be graffed the tribe of Issachar were sealed of God, and the promises: Whose into their own olive-tree? For Itwelve thousand. Of the tribe of are the fathers, and of whom as would not, brethren, that ye Zabulon were sealed twelvo concerning the flesh Christ came, should be ignorant of this mys- thousand. Of the tribe of Joseph who is over all, God blessed for tery, (lest ye should be wise in were sealed twelve thousand. Or ever. Amen. Not as though the your own conceits.) that blind- the tribe of Benjamin were sealed word of God hath taken none ness in part is happened to Israel, twelve thousand.


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blew his brethren, the sons of Je. I did blasphemo God and the king. LAWS PROTECTING LIFE, rubbaal, being threescore and ten Then they carried him forth out

persons, upon one stone: notwith-of the city, and stoned him with 1. MURDER.

standing, yet Jotham, the young- stones, that he died. Then they MURDER FORBIDDEN.

est son of Jerubbaal, was left; for sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is Num. XXXV, 33, 34. So ye shall he hid himself.

stoned, and is dead. not pollute the land wherein ye 1 Sam. xix, 1. And Saul spake are; for blood it defileth the land: to Jonathan his son, and to all his pass in the seventh month, that

2 Kings xxv, 25. But it came to and the land cannot be cleansed servants, that they should kill Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the ot the blood that is shed therein, David.

son of Elishama, of the seed royal, but by the blood of him that shed

1 Sam. xxii, 18, 19. And the came, and ten men with him, and it. Defile not therefore the land king said to Doeg, Turn thou, smote Gedaliah, that he died, and which ye shall inhabit, wherein I and fall upon the priests. And the Jews and the Chaldees that dwell: for I the LORD dwell among Doeg the Edomite turned, and were with him at Mizpah. the children of Israel,

he fell upon the priests, and Deut. v, 17. Thou shalt not kill. slew on that day fourscore and

2 Chron. xxxii, 21. .. And Deut. xxvii,24,25. Cursed be he five persons that did wear a the house of his God, they that

when he (Sennacherib] came into that smiteth his neighbour secret- linen ephod. And Nob, the


came forth of his own bowels slew ly: and all the people shall say, city of the priests, smote Amen. Cursed be he that taketh with the edge of the sword, both him there with the sword. reward to slay an innocent person: men and women, children and Esther ill, 13, 14. And the letters and all the people shall say, Amen. sucklings, and oxen, and asses, were sent by posts into all the

and sheep, with the edge of the king's provinces, to destroy, to

sword. Matth. v, 21. Ye have heard that

kill, and to cause to perish, all it was said by them of old time, Joab was come out from David, he children and women, in one day,

2 Sam. ill, 26, 30. And when Jews, both young and old, little Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger brought him again from the well the twelfth month, (which is the

sent messengers afterAbner,which eren upon the thirteenth day of of the judgment. 1 Peter iv, 15. But let none of So Joab'and Avishai his brother spoil of them for a prey. of Sirah; but David knew it not. month Adar,) and to take the

The you suffer as a murderer, or as a slew Abner, because he had slain copy of the writing, for a comthief, or as an evil-doer, or as a their brother Asahel at Gibeon in mandment to be given in every busy-body in other men's matters. the battle.

province, was published unto all 1 John ili, 12. Not as Cain, who 2 Sam. iv, 7. For when he came people, that they should be ready was of that wicked one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew lay on his bed in his bed-chamber, into the house, he (Ish-bosheth] against that day.

Hosea vi, 8. Gilead is a city of he him? Because his own works and they smote blm, and slew bim, them that work iniquity, and is were evil, and his brother's right- and beheaded him, and took his polluted with blood. eous.

head, and gat them away through
the plain all night.

2 Sam. xl, 15, 17. And he

[David) wrote in the letter, saying,
Gen. iv,8. And Cain talked with Set ye Uriah in the forefront of

Gen. 1x, 5, 6. And surely your Abel his brother; and it came to the hottest batile, and retire ye blood of your lives will I require; pass, when they were in the field, from him, that he may be smitten, at the hand of every beast will i that Cain rose up against Abel his and die. 'And the men of the city' require it, and at the hand of brother, and slew him.

went out, and fonght with Joab: man; at the hand of every man's Exod. i, 15, 16, 22. And the king and there fell some of the people brother will I require the life of

Whoso sheddeth man's of Egypt -pake to the Hebrew of the servants of David;and Uriah man.

blood, by man shall his blood be midwives; (of which the name of the Hittite died also the one was Shiphrah, and the 2 Sam. xiii, 28. Now Absalom shed: for in the image of God

made he man, name of the other Puah;) And had commanded his servants, sayhe said, When ye do the office of ing, Mark ye now when Amnon's

Exod. xxi, 12-15. He that smita midwife to the Hebrew women, heart is merry with wine, and eth a man, so that he die, shall be and see them upon the stools, if it when I say unto you, Smite Am- surely put to death. And if a man be a son, then ye shall kill him; non; then kill him, fear not: have lie not in wait, but God deliver but if it be a daughter, then she not 'I commanded you? be coura- | him into his hand; then I will apshall live. And Pharaoh charged geous, and be valiant.

point thee a place whither he shall

ilee. But if a man come preall his people, saying, Every son 1 Kings xxi, 13, 14. And there sumptuously upon his neighbour, that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall and sat before him: and the men take him from mine altar, that he

came intwo men, children of Belial, to slay him with guile; thou shalt save alive.

of Belial witnessed against him, may die. And he that suiteth Judges, ix, 5. And he went into even against Naboth, in the pre- his father or his mother shall be his father's house at Ophrah, and, ence of the people, saying. Naboth surely put to death,

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Lev. xxiv, 17. And be that kill- DIVINE PENALTY. the top of a rock, that it should eth ang man shall surely be put to Gen. iv, 9, 11-14, 23, 24. And the not be covered. death.

LORD said unto Cain, Where is Joel iii, 19. Egypt shall be a Num. XXXV, 16-21, 31. And if he Abel thy brother? And he said, I desolation, and Edom shall be a desmite him with an instrument of know not. Am I my brother's solate wilderness, for the violence iron, so that he die, he is a mur keeper? And now art thou cursed ayainst the children of Judah, bederer: the murderer shall surely from the earth, which hath opened cause they have shed innocent be put to death. And if he smite her mouth to receive thy brother's blood in their land. him with throwing a stone, where-blood from thy hand. When thou

Hab. il, 12, 17. Woe to him that with he may die, and he die, he istillest the ground, it shall not buildeth'a town with blood, and & murderer: the murderer shall henceforth yield unto theo her stablisheth a city by iniquity For surely be put to death. Or if he strength: a fugitive and a vaga the violence of Lebanou shall smite him with an hand-weapon bond shalt thou be in the earth. cover thee, and the spil of beasts, of wood, where with he may die, Aud Cain said unto the LORD, My which made them afraid, because and he die, he is a murderer: the punishment is greater than I can of men's blood, and for the viomurderer shall surely be put to bear. Behold, thou hast driven lence of the land, oi the city, and death. The revenger of blood me out this day from the face of of all that dwell therein. himself shall slay the murderer: the earth; and from thy face shall when he meeteth him, he shall slay I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive 1 John fil, 15. Whosoever hateth him.

But if he thrust him of and a vagabond in the earth: and his brother is a murderer: and ye hatred, or hurl at him by laying it shall come to pass, that every know that no murderer hath eterof wait, that he die; Or in enmity one that findeth me shall slay me. nal life abiding in him. smite him with his hand, that he And Lamech said unto his wives, die: he that smote him shall Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; MALICE THE CAUSE OF MURDER. surely be put to death; for he is a ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto

Gen. xxvii, 41, 42. And Esau murderer: the revenger of blood my speech: for I have slain a man hated Jacob because of the blessshall slay the murderer when

he to my wounding, and a young ing where with his father blessed meeteth him. Moreover, ye shall man to my hurt: If Cain shall be him: and Esau said in his heart, take no satisfaction for the life of avenged seven-fold, truly Lamech The days of mourning for my a murderer, which is guilty of seventy and seven-fold.

father are at hand: then will I slay death; but he shall surely be put 1 Kings xxi, 18, 19. Arise, go my brother Jacob. And these to death.

down to meet Áhab king of Israel, words of Esau her elder son were

which is in Samaria: behold, he is told to Rebekah. And she sent Deut. xix, 11-13. But if a man in the vineyard of Naboth, whither and called Jacob her younger son, hate his neighbour, and lie in wait he is gone down to possess it. and said unto him, Behold, thy for him, and rise up against him, And thou shalt speak unto him, brother Esau, as touching thee, and smite him mortally that he saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast doth comfort himself, purposinj die, and fleeth into one of these thou killed, and also taken posses. to kill thee. cities; Then the elders of his city sion? And thou shalt speak unto shall 'send and fetch him thence, him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, they saw him afar vil, even before

Gen. xxxvii, 18-20. And when and deliver bim into the hand of In the place where dogs licked the he came near unto them, they conthe avenger of blood, that he may blood of Naboth shall dogs lick spired against him to slay him. die. Thine eye shall not pity him; thy blood, even thine. but thou shalt put away the guilt

And they said ono to another, Be. of innocent blood from Israel, that

2 Kings xxiv, 3, 4. Surely at the hold, this dreamer cometh. Come it may go well with thee. commandment of the LORD came now therefore, and let us slay him,

this upon Judah, to remove them and cast him into some pit; and Prov. xxviii, 17. A man that out of his sight, for the sins of we will see what will become of doeth violence to the blood of any Manasseh, according to all that he his dreams. person shall flee to the pit; let no did; And also for the innocent man stay him. blood that he shed (for he filled the son of Jesse liveth upon the

1 Sam. xx, 31-83. For as long as Jerusalem with innocent blood,) ground, thou shalt not be estabINFLICTION OF PENALTY.

which the LORD would not pardon. lished, 'nor thy kingdom: where

Prov. I, 18, 19. And they lay kore now send and fetch him unto 1 Kings 11, 31-33. And the king wait for their own blood; they me; for he shall surely die. And said unto him, Do as he hath said, lurk privily for their own lives. Jonathan

answered Saul his and fall upon him, and bury bim; So are the ways of every one that father, and said unto him, Wherethat thon mayest take away the is greedy of gain; which taketh fore shall he be slain? what hath from me, and from the house of away the life of the owuers there- he done? And Saul cast a javelin of.

at him, to smite him; whereby my father. And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own

Ezek. vii, 23, 24. Make a chain; mined of his father to slay David.

Jonathan knew that it was deterhead, who fell upon two men more for

the land is full of bloody crimes righteous and better than he, and and the city is full of violence. 1 Kings xviii, 9, 14. And he said, slew them with the sword, my Wherefore I will bring the worst What have I sinned, that thou father David not knowing thereof, of the heathen, and they shall pos- wouldest deliver thy servant into to wit, Abner the son of Ner, cap- sess their houses: I will also make the hand of Ahab, to slay me? tain of the host of Israel, and the pomp of the strong to cease; And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy Amasa the son of Jether, captain and their holy places shall be de- lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he

slali slay me. of the host of Judah. Their blood filled. shall therefore return upon the Ezek. xxiv, 7, 8. For her blood 2 Kings vi, 31. Then he said, head of Joab, and upon the head is in the midst of her, she set it God do so and more also to me, of his seed for ever: but upon upon the top of a rock; 'she poured if the head of Elisha the son of David, and upon his seed, and it not upon the ground, to cover it | Shaphat shall stand on him this upon his hou, and upon his with dust: That it might cause day. throne shall hér, be peace for fury to come up to take ven- Esther iil, 9. If it please the king, over from the Loru.

geance; I have set her blood upon let it be written that they may be

destroyed; and I will pay ten thou- Exod. I, 17-21. But the midwives | not drawn in the yoke; And the sand talents of silver to the hands feared God, and did not as the elders of that city shall bring of those that have the charge of king of Egypt commanded them, down the lcifer unto a rough the business, to bring it into the but saved the men-children alive. valley, which is neither eared nor king's treasuries.

And the king of Egypt called for sown, and shall strike off the Job xxiv, 14. The murderer rising the midwives, and said unto them, heifer's neck there in the valley: with the light killeth the poor and Why have ye done this thing, and And the priests the sons of Levi needy, and in the night is as a have saved the men-children shall come near; (for them the thief.

alive? And the midwives said LORD thy God hath chosen to

unto Pharaoh, Because the minister unto him, and to bless P3. X, 8, 10. He sitteth in the Hebrew women are not as the in the name of the Lord;) and by lurking-places of the villages; in Egyptian women; for they are their word shall every controversy the secret places doth he murder lively, and are delivered ere the and every stroke be tried. And the innocent: his eyes are pri- midwives come in unto them. all the elders of that city, that are vily set against the poor. He Therefore God dealt well witlf next unto the slain man, shall croucheth, and hombleth himself, the midwives: and the people wash their hands over the beifer that the poor may fall by his multiplied, and waxed very that is beheaded in the valley: strong ones.

mighty. And it came to pass, And they shall answer and say, P3. XXXI, 13. For I have heard because the midwives feared God, Our bands have not shed this the slander of many; fear was on tliat he made them houses. blood, neither have our eyes seen every side: while they took coun

1 Sam. xix, 2, 11, 12. But Jona- people Israel, whom thou hast re

it. Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy sel together against me. they de

than, Saul's son, delighted much deemed, and lay not innocent vised to take away my life.

in David; and Jonathan told David, blood unto thy people of Israel's Jer, xxll, 17. But thine eyes and saying, Saul my father seeketh charge. And the blood shall be thine heart are not but for thy to kill thee: now therefore, I pray forgiven them. So shalt thou put covetonsness, and for to shed in- thee, take heed to thyself until away the quilt of innocent blood nocent blood, and for oppression, the morning, and abide in a secret from among you, when thou shalt and for violence, to do it. place, and hid thyself. Saul also do that which is right in the sight Jer. x1, 13-16. Moreover, Johansent messengers unto David's

of the LORD. an the son of Kareah, and all the house, to watch him, and to slay captains of the forces that were David's wife, told him, saying, If him in the morning and Michal,

2.-MANSLAUGHTER. in the fields, came to Gedaliah to

Num. xxxv, 10, 11, 22-25. Speak Mizpah, And said unto him, Dost thou save not thy life to-night, thou certaiuly know that Baalis to-morrow thou shalt be slain. So unto the children of Israel, and the king of the Ammonites hath Michal let David down through say unto thein, When ye become sent Islimael the son of Nethaniah a window: and he went, and fled, over Jordan 'into the land of and escaped.

Canaan, Then ye shall appoint to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not. 1 Sam, xxii, 20. And one of tho you cities to be cities of refuge Then Johanan the son of Kareah sons of Abimelech the son of for you; that the slayer may flee spake to Gedaliah in Mizpah Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped, thither, which killetli any person

at unawares. But if he thrust him secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray and fled after David.

suddenly without enmity, or have thee, and I will slay Ishmael the

2 Kings vi, 32, 33. But Elisha cast upon him any thing without son of Nethaniali, and no man

sat in his house, and the elders laying of wait; Or with any stone, shall know it: wherefore should sat with him; and the king sent a wherewith a man may die, seeing he slay thee, that all the Jews man from before him: but, ere the him not, and cast i upon bim, which are gathered unto thee messenger came to him, he said that he die, and was not his should be scattered, and the to the elders, See ye how this son enemny, neither sought his harm; remnant in Judah perish? But of a murderer bath sent to take Then the congregation shall judge Gedallah the son of Ahikam said

away mine head?

Look, when between the slayer and the reunto Juhanan the son of Kareah, the messenger cometh, shut the venger of blood, according to Thou shalt not do this thing; for door, and hold him fast at the these judgments: And the conthou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

door: is not the sound of his gregation shall deliver the slayer Hosea v, 2. And the revolters master's feet behind him? And, out of the hand of the revenger of are profound to make slaughter, while he yet talked with them, blood, and the congregation shall though I have been a rebuker of behold, the messenger came down restore him to the city of his them all.

unto him: and he said, Behold, refuge, whither he was fled: and John xii, 10. But the chief priests this evil is of the Lord; what he shall abide in it unto the death consulted' that they might put

should I wait for the LORD any of the high priest, which was Lazarus also to death. longer.

anointed with the holy oil.

Deut. xix, 4-6. And this is the MURDERS PREVENTED AND


case of the slayer which shall DEPKECATED.

Deut. xxi, 1-9. If one be found flee thither, that he may live:

slain in the land which the LORD Whoso killeth his neighbour Gen. xxvii, 43-45. Now there- thy God giveth thee to possess it, ignorantly, whom he hated not in fore, my son, obey my voice; and lying in the field, and it be not time past; As when a man goeth arise, flee thou' to' Laban my known who hath slain bim; Then into the wood with his neighbour brother, to laran; And tarry thy elders and thay judges shall to hew wood, and his hand fetchwith him a few days, until thy come forth, and they shall meas- eth a stroke with the axe to cut brother's fury turn away; Until ure unto the cities which are down the tree, and the head slipthy brother's anger turn away round about him that is slain: peth from the helve, and lighteth from thee, and he forget that And it shall be, that the city which upon his neighbour, that he die; which thou hast done to bim; then 18 next unto the slain man, even he shall fee unto one of those I will send and fetch (bee from the elders of that city shall take cities, and live: Lest the avenger thence: why should I be deprived an heifer, which hath not been of the blood pursue the slayer, also of you both in one day? wrought with, and which hath while his heart is bo., and over

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