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the king's servants camo to bless, it upon Joseph's hand, and ar- 1 Sam. XXVI, 14, 15. And David our lori kiug David, saying. Gud rayed him in vestures of fine linen, cried to the people, and to Abner make the paine of Solomon better and put a gold chain about his the son of Ner, suying, Answerest than thy name, and make his neck.

thou not, Abner? Then Abner throne greater than thy throne: 2 Sam. xil, 30. And he took their answered, and said, Who art thou and the king bowed himself upon king's crown from off his head

that criest to the king? And the bed. And also thus said the (the weight whereof was a talent | David said to Abner, Art pot thou king, Blessel be the LORD God of of gold with the precious stones,) a valiant man? and who is like to Israel, which hath given one to sit and it was set on David's head: thee in Israel? wherefore then on my thrope this day, mine eyes and he brought forth the spoil of hast thou not kept thy lord the even seeing it. the city in great abundance,

king... 2 Kings ix, 6, 13. And he arose, 2 Chron. xvili, 8, 9. And the king

2 Sam. xix, 40. Then the king and went into the house; and he of Israel called for one of his went on to Gilgal, and Chimhain poured the oil on his head, and officers, and said, Fetch quickly went on with him: and all the said unto him, Thus saith the Micaiah the son of Imla. And the people of Judah conducted the LORD God of Israel, I have anoint- king of Israel and Jehoshaphat king, and also half the people of ed thee king over the people of the king of Judah sat either of them Israel. LORD, eren over Israel. Then on his throne, clotbed in their 2 Chron. xil, 10, 11. Instead of they hasted, and took every man robes, and they sat in a void place which king Rehoboain made his garment, and put it under him at the entering in of the gate of shields of brass, and committed on the top of the stairs, and blew Samaria; and all the prophets pro- them to the hands of the chief of with trumpets, saying, Jehu is phesied before them.

the guard, that kept the entrance king.

Esther v, 2, 3. And it was so, of the king's house. And when 2 Kings xi, 12, 19. And he when the 'king saw Esther the the king entered into the house of brought forth the king's son, and queen standing in the court, that the Lord, the guar: came and put the crown upon him, aud gare she obtained favour in his sight: fetched them, and brought them him the testimony: and they made and the king held ont to Esther again into the guard-chamber. him king, and anointed him; and the golden sceptre that was in his 2 Kings xi, 6-9, 11. And a third they clapped their hands,and said, hand. So Esther drew near, and part shall be at the gate of Sur, God save the king. And he took touched the top of the sceptre. and a third part at the gate bethe rulers over hundreds, and the Then said the king unto her, hind the guard: 80 ye shall keep captains, and the guard, and all What wilt thou, queen Esther? the watch of the house, that it be the people of the land; and they and what is thy request? it shall not broken down. And two parts brought down the king from the be even given thee to the half of of all you that go furth on the house of the LORD, and came by the kingdom.

sabbath, even they shall keep the the way of the gate of the guard

Esther vi, 7-11. And llaman watch of the house of the LORD to the king's house: and he sat on answered the king For the man about the king: And ye shall the throne of the kings.

whom the king delighteth to hon- compass the king round about, 2 Chron. 11, 11, 12. Then Huramour, Let the royal apparel be every man with his weapons in the king of Tyre answered in brought which the king useth to bis hand: and he that cometh writing, which he sent to Solomon, wear, and the horse that the king within the ranges, let him be Because the LORD bath loved his rideth upon, and the crown royal slain; and be ye with the king as people, he hath made thee king which is set upon his head: And he goeth out, and as he cometh in. over them. Huram said moreover, let this apparel and horse be de- And the captains over the bunBlessed be the LORD God of Israel, livered to the hand of one of dreds did according to all things that made heaven and earth, who the king's most noble princes, that Jehoiada the priest combath given to David the king a thatthey may array the man with manded; and they took every man wise son, endued with prudence al whom the king delighteth his men that were to come in on and understanding, that might to honour, and bring him the sabbath, with them that should build an house for the LORD, and horseback through the street of go out on the salibath, and came an house for his kingdoia. the city, and proclaim before him, to Jehoiada the priest. And tho

2 Chron. xxlii, 11, 20. Then they Thus shall it be done to the man guard stood, every man with his brought out the king's son, and whom the king delighteth to weapons in his hand, round about put upon him the crown, and gare honour. Then the king said to the king, from the right corner of him the testimony, and made him Haman, Make haste, and take the the temple to the left corner of the king: and Jehoiada and his sons apparel and the horse, as thou temple, along by the altar and the anointed him, and said, God save bast said, and do even so to temple. the king. And he took the cap- Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at

2 Chron. xxii1,5,10. And a third tains of hundreds, and the nobles, the king's gate: let nothing fail of part shall be at the king's house; and the governors of the people, all that thou hast spoken. Then and a third part at the gate of the and all the people of the land, and took Haman the apparel, and the foundation and all the people brought down the king from the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and shall be in the courts of the house of the Lord: and they came brought him on horseback through house of the Lord. And he set through the high gate into the the street of the

city, and pro all the people, every man have king's house, and set the king claimed before him, Thus shall it ing his weapon in his hand, from upon the throne of the kingdom.

be done unto the man whom the the right side of the temple to the

king delighteth to honour. Acts xil, 21. And upon a set day

left side of the temple, along by Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, held out the golden sceptre toward king round about.

Esther viii, 4. Then the king the altar and the temple, by the sat upon his throne, and made an

Esther. oration unto them.

So Esther arose, and stood before the king.


Zech. vi, 14. And the crowns Gen. xli, 40, 41, 44. Thou shalt be

shall be to Helem, and to Tobijab, over my house, and according AND ETIQUETTE. and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the unto thy word eball all my people Gen. xli, 42. And Pharaoh took son of Zephaniah, for a memorial be ruled: only in the throne will off his ring trom his hand, and put in the temple of the LORD. I be greater than thou. And Pham


raoh said unto Joseph, See, I hive lord, o king, the eyes of all Israel ('all the land of Israel, and with set thee over all the land of are upon thee, that thou shouldest them also to the priests and LeEgypt. And Pharaoh said unto tell them who shall sit on the vites which are in their cities and Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and with throne of my lord the king after suburbs, that they may gather out thee shall no man lift up his him. Otherwise it shall come to themselves into tis: And let us hand or foot in all the land of pass, when my lord the king shall bring again the ark of our God to Egypt.

sleep with his fathers, that I and us; for we enquired not at it in tho Num. XXII, 15-17, 37. And Balak my son Solomon shall be counted days of Saul. sent yet again princes, more, and offenders and Nathan said, My more honourable than they.

1 Chron. xxill, 2. And he gath. And lord, king, hast thou said, Adon-ered together all the princes of they came to Baalam, and said to ijah shall reign after me, and he Israel, with the priests and Lehim, Thus saith Balak the son of shall sit upon my throne? .

vites. Zippor, Let nothlug, I pray thee, behold, they eat and drink before hinder thee from coming unto me: him, and say, God savo king 1 Chron. xxvIII, 1.21. And David For I will promote thee unto very Adonijah. But me, even me thy assembled all the princes of Israel, great honour, and I will do what- servant, and Zadok the priest, an' the princes of the tribes, and the soever thou sayest unto me: come Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and captains of the compinies that

ministered to the king by course, therefore, I pruy tliee, curse me thy servant Solomon hath he not this people. And Balak said unto called;. Is this things done by my sands, and

captains over the liun

and the captains over the thouunto thee to call thee? wherefore slowed it unto thy servant, who dreds, and tho stewards over all camest thon not unto me? am I should sit on the throne of my the king, and oi bis sons, with the

the substance and possession of not able indeed to promote thee lord the king after bim? to honour?

king David said, Call me zadok officers, and with the mighty Num. xxiv, 11. Therefore now the priest, and Nathan the pro- men, and with all the Valiant men,

untó Jerusalem. And, behold, flee thou to thy place: I thought phet, and Benaiah the sou of Jeto promote thee unto great hon- the king.

And they came before the courses of the priests and the

The king also said Levites, even they shall be with our; but, 10, the Lord hath kept unto them, Tako with you the thee for all the service of the house thee back from honour. servants of your lord, and cause

of God: and there shall be with Josh. xxiv, 1. And Joshua ga- Solomon my son to'ride upon thee, for all manner of workmanthered all the tribes of Israel to mine own mule, and bring him ship, every willing

skilful man, for Shechem, and called for the elders down to Gihon: And let Zadok any manner of service; also tho of Israel, and for their heads, and the priest and Nathan the prophet princes and all the people will be for their juriges, and for their anoint him there king over Israel: wholly at thy commandment. officers; and they presented them- and blow ye with the trumpet, 1 Chron. xxix, 25. And the LORD selves before God.

and eay, God save king Solomon maguified Solomun exceedingly 2 Sam. ill, 37-39. For all the Then yo shall come up after him, in the sight of all Israel, and be people, and all Israel, understood that he may come and sit upon stowed upon him such royal that day, that it was not of the my throne; for he shall be king in majesty as had not been on any king to slay Abner the son of Ner. my stead: and I have appointed king before him in Israel. And the king said unto his ser-him to be ruler over Israel, 2 Chron. 1, 1,2. And Solomon the vants, Know ye not that there is and over Judalı. And Folomon son of David was strengthened in a prince and a great man fallen said, If he will show llunself a his kingdom, and the LORD his this day•in Israel? And I am this wortby man, there shall not an God was with him, and maguified day weak, though anointed king: bair of liim fall to the earth : but him exceedingly. Then Solomon and these men the sons of Zeruiah if wickedness shall be found in spake unto ali israel, to the capbe too hard for me: the LORD shall him, he shall die.

tains of thousands and of hunreward the doer of evil according 1 Kings ii, 12, 35. Then sat Solo- dreds, and to the judges, and to to his wickedness.

mon upon the throne of Dɛ vid bis every governor in all Israel, the 1 Kings I, 11 -- 13, 17, 18, 20, father, and his kingdom was estab-chief of the fathers. 21 24 27, 32 -- 35, 52.' Wherefore lished greatly. And the king put 2 Chron. ix, 26. And he reignod Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the Benaiau the son of Jeholada in over all the kings; from the river mother or Solomon, saying, L'ast his room over the host: and Zadok even unto the land of the Philisthou not heard that Adonijah the the priest did the king put in the lines, and to the border of Egypt. son of Haggith doth reign, and room of Abiathar. David our lord knoweth it not?

2 Chron. xxxiv, 29. Then the

1 Kings iv, 24. For he had king sent and gathered together Now therefore come, let me, I dominion over all the region on all the elders of Judah and Jerupray thee, give thee counsel, that this side the river, from Tiphsah salem. thou mayest save thine own life, even to Azzah, over all the kings and the life of thy son Solomon.

Ezra x, 7, 8. And they made Go and get thee in unto king Da- on this side the river: and be bad proclamation througlivut Judah vid, and say unto him, Didsi not peace ou all sides round, about and Jerusalem, unto all the chil

Lim, thou, my lord, O king, swear unto

dren of tho captivity, that they thiné handmaid, saying, Assur

2 Kings xxiil, 1. And the king should gather themselves togeedly Solomon thy son shall reign sent, and they gathered unto him ther unto Jerusalem; Aud that after me, and he shall sit upon my all the elders of Juduh and of Jer- whosoever would not como within throne? why then doth Adonijah usalem.

three days, according to the counreigo? And slio said unto him, 1 Chron. xlil, 1-3. And David sel of the princes and the elders, My lord, thou swarest by the Loud consulted with the captains of all his substance should be tor: thy God unto thine landmaid, thousands and hundreds, and felted, and himself separated from saying, Assuredly Solomon thý with every leader. And David the congregation of those that had Bon slull reign aiter me, and lie said unto all the congregation of been carried away. shall sit upon my throne: And Israel, If it seem good unto you, Esther i, 1, 2. Now it came to now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and that it be of the Lord our God, pass, in the days of Ahasuerus, and now, my lord the king, thou let us send abroad unto our breib-(this 18 Ahasuerus which reigned kuowest it Lut. And thou, my'ren every where, that are left in from India oven unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and name, and seal it with the king's Acts xil, 20. And Herod was twenty provinces.) That in those ring: for the writing which is writ- highly displeased with them of days, when the king Ahasuerus ten in the king's name, and sealed Tyre and Sidon: but they came sat on the throne of his kingdom, with the king's ring, may no man with one accord to bím, and having which was in Shushan the palace. reverse.

made Blastus the king's chamberEsther ifi, 1. 10, 11. After these Eccles. 11, 9. So I was great, and lain their friend, desired peace,

because their country was nourthings did king Ahasuerus pro-increased more than all that were

ished by the king's country. mote Haman the son of Hamme-before me in Jerusalem: also my datha the Agagite, and advanced wisdom remained with me. him, and set his seat above all the Jer. xxxvIII, 4, 5. Therefore the

P3. xxxill, 15, 16. He fashioneth priuces that were with him. And princes said unto the king, We their hearts alike; he cousidereth the king took his ring from his beseech thee, let this man be put all their works. There is no king hand, and gave it unto Haman the to death....Then Zedekiah, the saved by the multitude of an host; son of Hammedatha the Agagite, king said, Behold, he is in your a mighty man is not delivered by the Jews' enemy. And the king hand: for the king is not he that much strength. said unto Human, The silver is cap do any thing against you. given to thee, the people also, to

Ps. cxlvi, 3. Put not your trust do with them as it seemeth good made Daniei a great man, and in whom there is no belp.

Dan. ii, 48, 49. Then the king in princes, nor in the son of man, to thee. Esther vi, 4-6. And the king made him ruler over the whole gave him many great gifts, and

P3. Ixxli, 8, 9. He shall have said, who is in the court? (Now province of Babylon, and chief of dominion also from sea to sea, and Haman was come into the out-the governors over all the wise from the river unto the ends of ward court of the king's house, to men of Babylon. Then Daniel re

the earth. They that dwell in speak unto the king to hang quested of the king, and he set the wilderness shall bow before Mordecai on the gallows that he shadrach, Meshach,' and Abed-bim; and his enemies shall lick had prepared for him.) And the

the dust. king's servants said unto bim, vince of Babylon; but Daniel sat

nego, over the affairs of the proBehold, Haman standeth in the in the gate of the king.

P3. Ixxv, 6. For promotion

cometh neither from the east, nor court. And the king said, Let

Dan. v, 18, 19. O thou king, the from the west, nor from the south. him come in. So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, most ligla God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and the wicked of the land, that I may

Ps. ci, 8. I will early destroy all What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to majesty, and glory, and honour: cut off all wicked doers from the honour? (Now Haman thought And, for the majesty that he gave city of the Lord. in his heart, To whom would the him, all people, nations, and king delight to do honour more languages, trembled and feared Ps. cv, 20-22. The king sent and than to myseln?)

before hinn: whom he would be loosed him; even the ruler of the

slew, and whom he would he kept people, and let him go free. Ile Esther viii, 1-3, 5-8. On that day alive, and whom he would be set made him lord of his house, and did the king Ahasuerus give the up, and whom he would lie put ruler of all his substance; To house of Haman, the Jews' enemy, down.

bind bis princes at his pleasure, unto Esther the queen; and Mordecai came before the king; for Darius to set over the kingdom an

Daniel vi, 1-3, 15. It pleased and teachhis senators wisdom. Esther hud told what he was unto hundred and twenty priucus, which trust in the LORD than to put colle

P3. cxviii, 8, 9. It is better to her. And the king took off his ring, should be over the whole king- Aldence in man: It is better to which he had taken from Haman, and gave it into Mordecai.

dom; And over these threw trust in the LORD than to put con

presidents, of whom Daniel was fidence in princes. And Esther set Mordecai over the house of llaman. Aud Esther first; that the princes might give

accoubts unto them, and the king Prov. xiv, 35. The king's favour spake yet again before the king, should have no damage. Then is toward a wise servant: but his and fell down at his feet, and be this Danielwas preterred above the wrath is against him that causeth sought him with tears to put away presidents anú princes, because shame. the mischief of Haman the Agas; l an excellent spirit was in him; and ito, and his device that he had the king thought to get him over king is as messengers of death:

Prov. xvi, 14.15. The wrath of a devised against the Jews. said, If it please the king, and if the whole realm. Then these men but a wise man will pacily it. In have found favour in his sight, unto the king, Kuow, o king, that is life; and his favour is as a cloud assembled untv the king, and said the light of the king's

countenance and the thing seem right before the king, and I be pleasing in his the law of the Aledes and Persians of the latter rain. eyes, let it be written to reverse is, that no decree nur statute the letters devised by Haman the which the king establisheth mity the favour of the prince; and every

Prov. xix, 6. Many will entreat son of llammedatha the Agagite, be changed.

man is a friend to him that giveti which he wrote to destroy the Dan. xi, 3, 5, 16. And a mighty

gifts. Jews which are in all the king's king shall stand up, that shall rule

Prov. XXV, 2. It is the glory of provinces: For how can I endure with great domiuion, and do to see the evil that shall come according to his will.' And the God to conceal a thing: but the unto my people? or how can I king of the south shall be strong, honour of kings is to search out a

matter. endure to see the destruction of and one of his princes; and he my kindred ? Then the king shall be strong above him, and Eccles. viii, 4. Where the word Alasnerus said unto Esther the have dominion; his dominion shall of a king is, there is power; and queen, and to Mordecai the Jew, be a great dominion. But he that who muy say unto him, What Behold, I have given Esther the cometh against himn shall do ac- doest thou? house of Haman, and him they cording to his own will, and none Eccles. x, 5-7. There is an evil have hanged upon the gallows, shall stand before him: and he which I have seen under the sun, because he laid his hand upon the shall stand in the glorious land, as an error rohich proceedeth Jews. Write ye also for the Jews, which by his hand shall be con- from the ruler; Folly is set in great as it likell you, in the king's sumud.

dignity, and the rich sit in low 864

place. I have seen servants upon father; he turned not aside from

ABIJAN. horses, and princes walking as it, doing that which was right in servants upon the earth. the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless in all the sins of his father, which

1 Kings xv, 3. And ho walked Luke xix, 27. But those mine the ligh places were not taken he had done before him: and his enemies, which would not that I away; for the people offered and heart was not perfect with the should reign over them, bring burnt incense yet in the high Lord his God, as the heart of hither, and slay them before me. places.

David his father.

IV.-CHARACTERS. 2 Kings xiv, 3. And he did that

which was right in the sight of the

1 Kings xv, 26. And he did LORD, yet not like David his evil in the sight of the LORD, 1 Kings V, 7. And it came to father: he did according to all and walked in the way of his pass, when Hiram heard the things as Joash his father did.

father, and in his sin where with words of Solomou, that he re

he made Israel to sin. joiced greatly, and said, Blessed

AZARIAH. be the LORD this day, which hath given unto David a wise son over which was right in the sight of the 2 Kings xv, 3. And he did that

BAASIA. this great people.

1 Kings Xv, 24. And he did evil Job xxxvi, 7. He withdraweth father Amaziah had done.

LORD, according to all that his in the sight of the Lord, and not his eyes from the righteous:

walked in the way of Jeroboam,

and in his sin wherewith he made but with kings are they on the


Israel to sin. throne; yea, he doth establish them for ever, and they are

2 Kings Xv, 34. And he did that exalted. which was right in the sight of

OURI. the LORD: he did according to all Prov. xvi, 12, 13. It is an abom- that his father Uzziah had done.

1 Kincs xyi, 25, 26. But Omri

wrought evil in the eyes of the ination to kings to commit wick

Lord, and did worse than all that edness: for the throne is establish


were before him. For he walked ed by righteousness. Righteous lips are the delight of kings; that which was right in the sight son of Nebat, and in his sin where

2 Kings xviii, 3, 5,6. And he did in all the way of Jeroboam the and they love him that speaketl of the LORD, according to all that with he made Israel to sin, to proright.

David his father did. We trusted voke the LORD God of Israel to Prov. xx, 8. 26-28. A king that in the LORD God of Israel; so that anger with their vanities. sitteth in the throne of judgment after hiin was none like him scattereth away all evil with his among all the kings of Judah, nor

AUAB. eyes. A wise king scattereth the any that were before him. For wicked, and bringeth the wheel he clave to the Lord, and de- son of Omri did evil in the sight

1 Kings xvi, 30. And Abab the over them. The spirit of man is parted not from following bim, of the LORD above ali that were the candle of the LORD, Fearching but kept his commandments, before him. all the inward parts of the belly, which the LORD cominanded Mercy and truth preserve the Moses, king; and his throne is upholden


Josial. by mercy.

1 Kings xxii, 52. And he did 2 Kings xxii, 2. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord, and Prov. xxv, 5. Take away the wicked from before the king, and of the LORD, and walked in all and in the way of bis mother, and

that which was right in the sight walked in the way of his father, his turone shall be established in righteousness.

the ways of David his father, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of

turned not aside to the right Nebat, who made Israel to sin. Prov. xxvili, 12. When righteous hand or to the left.

2 Kings viii, 37. And he walked men do rejoice, there is great

in the way of the house of Abab, glory: but when the wicked rise,


and did evil in the sight of the a man is hidden.


LORD, as did the house of Ahab; Prov. xxix, 2, 14. When the 2 Chron. xi, 17. So they strength- for he was the son-in-law of the righteous are in authority, the ened the kingdom of Judah, house of Ahab. people rejoice: but when the and made Rehoboam the son of wicked beareth rule, the people Solomon strong, three years: for

JENU. mourn. The king that faithfully three years they walked in the 2 Kings x, 31. But Jehu took no judgeth the poor, his throne shall way of David and Solomon.

heed to walk in the law of the be established for ever.

2 Chron, xii, 14. And he did LORD God of Israel with all his EXAMPLES.

evil, because he prepared not his heart; for he departed not from heart to seek the LORD.

the sins of Jeroboam which made DAVID.

Israel to sin. 2 Sam. viii, 15. And David

UZZIAH. reigned over all Israel; and Divid

JEROAHAZ. . executed judgment and justice that which was right in the sight

2 Chron. xxvi, 4. And he did

1 Kings xiii, 2. And he did that unto all his people.

of the LORD, according to all that which was evil in the sight of the his father Amaziah did.

LORD, and followed the sins of Asa.

Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which 1 Kings xv, 11. And Asa did


made Israel to sin; he departed that which was right in the eyes

not therefrom. of the LORD, as did David his

SOLOMON, father.



1 Kings xi, 6. And Solomon did 2 Kings xiii, 11. And be did that

evil in the sight of the Lord, and which was evil in the sight of the 1 Kings xxii, 43. And he walk- went not fully after the LORD, as LORD; he departed not from all the ed in all the ways of asa lis did David his father.

sins of Jeroboam the son of Aebat,

who made Israel sin: but he walk


kingdom, he, and his children in ed therein.

2 Rings xviil, 37. And he did the must of Israel.

that which was evil in the sight of 2 Chron. xxxiil, 23. And hum. ZECHARIAN.

the LORD, according to all that his bled not himself before the LORD, 2 Kings xv, 9. Aud he did that fathers had dono.

as Manasseh his father bad bums which was evil in the sight of the

bled bimself; but Amon trespassed LORD, as his fathers had done: he


more and more. departed not from the sins of

2 Kings xxi, 2. And he did that 2 Chron. xxxvi, 12. And he did Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who which was evii in the sight of the that which was evil in the siglit of made Israel to sin.

LORD, after the abominations of the LORD his God, and humbled

the heathen, whom the LORD cast not himself before Jeremiah the AHAZ.

out before the children of Israel. prophet, speaking from the mouth 2 Kings xvi, 2. Twenty years

of the LORD. old was Abaz when he began to


Isa. X, 8. For he saith, are not reign, and reigued sixteen years

2 Kings xiv, 24. And he did that my princes altogether kings? in Jerusalem, and did not that which icas evil in the sight of the which was right in the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the the word of the Lord, ye scornful

Isa. xxviii, 14. Wherefore bear Lord his God, like David bis sins of Jeroboain the son of Nebat, men, that rule this people which father. who made Israel to sin.

is in Jerusalem. JENORAM.


FLATTERY AND FALSEHOOD. 2 Chron. xxi, 6. And he walked in the way of the kings of Israel, which was evil in the siglıt of the becometh not a tool; much less do

2 Kings Xv, 24. And he did that Prov. xvii, 7. Excellent speech like as did the lionse of Ahab; for he had the daughter of Ahab to LORD: he departod not from the lying lips a prince. wife: and he wrought that which sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin.

Prov. xxix, 12. If a ruler hearkwas evil in the eyes of the LORD.

en to lies, all his servants are


РЕКАН, . 2 Kings xv, 28. And he did that policy also he shall cause craft to

Dan. vlil, 25. And through his 2 Rings xxiv, 9. And he did that which was evil in the sight or the which was evil in the sight of the prosper in his hand; and he shall Lord, according to all that his sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, by peace shall destroy many: he

LORD: he departed not from the magnify himself in his heart, and father had done. who made Israel to sin.

shall also stand up against the ZEDEKIAN.

Priuce of princes; but he shall be KINGLY VICES.

broken without band. Jer. xxxvil, 1, 2. And king

LUXURY. Zodekiah the son of Josiah reigned

Dan. xi, 21, 27. And in his estate instead of Coniah the son of

Prov. xxxi, 4, 5. It is not for shall stand up a vilu per00, to Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar kings, 0 Lemuel, it is not for kings whom they shall not give 'the king of Babylou inade king in the

to drink wine, nor for priuces honour of the kingdom: but he lan i of Ju lah. But neither he strong drink; Lest they drink, shall come in peaceably, and obnor his servants, nor the people

of and forget the law, and pervert tain the kingdom by batteries. the lind, did learken unto the the judgment of any of the af- And both these kings' hearts shall

flicted, words of the LORD, which bo spake

be to do mischief, and they shall by the propliet Jeremiah.

Hosea vil, 5. In the day of our speak lies at one table; but it shall

king the princes have made him not prosper; for yet the end shall MENAREX.

sick with bottles of wine: he le at the time appointed. 2 Kings xv, 18. And he did that stretched out his hand with scorn- Hos. vil, 3. They make the king which was evil in the sight of the ers.

glad with their wicke iness, and Loro; he departed not all his days Zeph. 1, 8. And it shall come to the princes with their lies. fruin the sins of Jeroboam the son pass in the day of the LORD's of Nebat, who made Israel to sin. sacrifice, that I will punish the

AVARICE. princes, and the king's children, Isa. i, 23. Thy princes are JENORAM.

and all such as are clothed with rebellious, and companions of 2 Kings ii1, 2, 3. And he wrought strange apparel.

thieves: every one loveth gifts, evil in the sight of the LORD, but Luke vii, 25. But what went ye

and followeth after rewards. not like his father, and like his out for to see? A man clothed in Hos. iv, 18. Their drink is sour, mutlier; for be put away the image soft raiment? Behold, they which they have committed whoredom of Baal that his father had made. are gorgeously apparelled, and continually: her rulers with shame Never heless he cleaved unto the live delicately, are in king's do love. Give ye. sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, courts.

Amos ill, 9, 10. Publish in the which made Israel to sin; he de- Rev. xviii, 9. And the kings of paluces at Ashuod, and in the parted not therefrom.

the earth, who have committed palaces in the land of Egypt, and 2 Kings vill, 18. And he walked fornication, and lived deliciously say, Assemble yourselves upon in the way of the kings of Israel, with her, shall bewail her, and the mountains of Samaria, and as did the house of Ahab; for the lament for her, when they shall behold the great tumults in the daughter of Ahab was his wife: see the smoke of her burning. mlust thereof, and the oppressed and he did evil iu the sight of the

in the midst thereof. For they LORD.


know not to do right, saith the Deut. xvil, 20. That his heart be LORD, who store up violence and HOSEA.

not lifted up above his brettiren, robbery in their palaces. 2 Kings xvii, 2. And he did that and that he turn not aside from Micah vii, 3. That they may do achich was evil in the sight of the the commandment, to the right evil with both bands earnestly, LOK!), but not as the hings of hind or to the left; to the end thut the prince asketh, and the judge Ist.ol that were before him. he may prolung his days in his 'asketh for a reward; and the great


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