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man of the house of Levi, and took yo stay for them from having | camest? And my master mado to wife a daughter of Levi. husbands? nay, my daughters; for me swear, saying, Thou shalt not

Exod. vi, 23-25. And Aaron it grieveth mo much for your take a wife to my son of the took him Élisheba, daughter of sakes, that the hand of the LORD daughters of the Canaanites, in Amminadab, sister of Naasuon, to is gone out against me.

whose land I dwell: But thou wife; and slie bare him Nadab and Jer. xxix, 6. Take ye wives, and shalt go unto my father's house, Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. And beget sons and daughters; and and to my kindred, and take a the song of Korah; Assir, and take wives for your sons, and give

wife unto my son. Elkanlı, and Abiasaph: these are your daughters to husbands, that Gen. xxvIII. 1, 2. And Isaac callthe families of the Korhites. And they may bear sons and daughters; Eleazar, Aaron's son, took him that ye may be increased there, charged him, and said unto him,

ed Jacob, and blessed him, and one of the daughters of Putiel to and not diminished.

Thou shalt not take a wife of tho wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers 1 Çor. vil, 2 9, 35. Nevertheless, daughters of Canan. Arise, go

to Padan-aramn, to the house of of the Levites, according to their to avoid fornication, let every families.

man have his own wife, and let Bethuel thy mother's father, and Judges Xv, 1. But it came to

every woman have her own hus- take thee a wife from thence of band. But if they cannot contain,

the daughters of Laban thy pass within a while after, in the time of wheat harvest, that Sam

let them marry: for it is better tó mother's brother.

marry than to burn. And this I Gen. xxxiv, 4. And Shechem son visited his wife with a kid; speak for your own profit, not that spake unto his father Humor, and he said, I will gu iu to my

I may cast a snare upon you, but saying, Get me this damsel to wife into the chan ber.

for that which is comely, and that wife. Judges xxi, 14. And Benjamin ye may attend upon the Lord came again at that time; and they without distraction.

Gen. xxxviii, 6. And Judah took gave them wives which they had

a wife for Er his first-born, whose Baved alive of the women of

1 Tim. iv, 8. Forbidding to name was Tainar.

marry...... Jabesh-gilead : and yet so they

Exod. il, 21. And Moses was suffced them not.

1 Tim. V, 14. I will therefore content to well with the man: 1 Kings iv, 11. The son of that the younger women marry, and he gave Moses Zipporah his Abinadab, in all the region of bear children, guide the house, daughter. Dor; which had Taplath the give none occasion to the adver

Judges xiv, 1-3. And Samson daughter of Solomon to wife. sary to speak reproachfully. went down to Timnath, and saw

1 Kings xi, 19. And Hadad Heb. xiil, 4. Marriage is honour- a woman in Timnath of the daughfound great favour in the sight of able in all, and the bed undefled: ters of the Philistines. And he Pharaoh, so that he gave him to but wlioremongers and adulterers came up, and told his father and wite the sister of his own wife, the God will judge.

his mother, and salu, I have seen sister of Tahpenes the queen.

a woman in Timnath of the daugliCAUTIONS.

ters of the Philistines: now there1 Chron. xxiii, 22. And Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daugi- Jer. xvi, 2. Thou shalt not take fore get her for me to wife. Then

his father and his mother said ters: and their brethren the sons

thee a wite, neither shalt thou of Kish took them. have sons or daughters in this

unto him, Is there rever a woman

among the daughters of thy Prov. xix, 14. House and riches place.

brethren, or among all my people, are the inheritance of fathers; and

1 Çor. vil, 1, 7, 8, 26, 32, 33. Now that thou goest to take a wife of a prudent witoris from the LORD. concerning the things whereof ve the uncircumcised Fhilistines?

wrote unto me: It is good fue a And Samson said unto his father, Hosea 1, 2, 3. The beginning of man not to touch a woman. For Gå her for me; for she pleaseth the word of the LORD by Hosea. I would that all men were even me well. And the Lord said to Hosea, Go, as I myself: but every man hath take unto thee a wife of whore- bis proper gift of God, one after

1 Chron. 11, 34, 35. Now Sheshan doms, and children of whoredoms: this manner, and another after Sheshan had a servant, an Egyp.

had no sons, but danghters. And for the land bath committed great that. I say therefore to the uu. Whoredom, departing from the married and widows, it is good tlan, whose name rcas Jarha. And Só he went and took for them if they abide even as I: Jarha lis servant to wile; and she

gave his dunghter to Gorner the daughter of Diblain; I suppose therefore that this is which conceived, and bare him a good for the present distress; I

bare him Attai. son.

say, that it is good for a man so 2 Chron. XXV, 18. And Joash Luke xvii, 26, 27. And as it was to be. But I would have you king of Israel sent to Amaziah, in the days of Noe, soʻshall it be without carefulness. He that is king of Judah, saying. The thistle also in the days of the Son of man. unmarried careth for the things that was in Lebanon sent to the They did eat, they drank, they that belong to the Lord, how he cedar that was in Lebanon, saymurried wives, they were given in may please the Lord: But being, Give thy danghiter to my marriage, until the day th it Noe that is married careth for the son to wife: and there pissed by entered into the ark, and the flood things that are of the world, how a wild beast that was in Lebanon, camo, aud destroyed them all. he may please his wife,

and trode down the thistle.
ITS CONTINUANCE AS AN
PARENTAL AUTHORITY.

APOSTOLIO LAW.
ORDINANCE,

Gen. xxiv, 4, 5, 37. 38. But thou 1 Cor. vii, 27, 28, 36 38. Art thou Judges xxi, 16. Then the elders shalt go unto my country, and to bound unto a vite? seek not to be of the congregation said, low my kindred, and take a wife unto loosed. Art thou loosed from a shall we do for wives for them my, son Isaac. And the servant wife? seek not a wife. But and it thul renuain, seeing the women

said unto him, Peradventure the thou marry, thou hast not sinned; are destroyed out of Benjamin?

woman will not be willing to and if a virgin marry, she hath

follow me unto this land: must I not sinned. Nevertheless such Ruth 1, 13. Would ye turry for needs bring thy son again unto shall have trumble in the flesh: them till they were grown? would the land from whence thou! but I sparo you. But if any man

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think that ho behaveth himself the volce of mirth, and the voice upon him. And Saul said, I will uncomelý toward his virgin, if of gladness, the voice of the give him her, that she may be a she pass the flower of her age, and bridegroom, and the voice of the spare to him, and that the hand need so require, let him do what bride: for the land shall be deso- of the Philistines may be against be will, he sinneth not; let them late.

him. Wherefore Saul said to marry. Nevertheless he that

Jer. xvi, 9. For thus saith the David, Thou shalt this day be my standeth stedfast in his heart,

LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; son-in-law in the one of the twain. having no necessity, but hath Behold, I will cause to cease out and Saul commanded his ser. power over his own will, and hath of this place in your eyes, and in vants; saying, Commune with so decreed in his heart that he your days, the voice of mirth, and David secretly, and say, Behold, will keep his virgin, doeth well

. I the voice of gladness, the voice of the king hath delight in thee, and So then he that giveth her in the bridegroom, and the voice of all bis servants love thee: now marriage doeth well; but he that the bride.

therefore be the king's son-in-law. giveth her not in marriage doeth

And Saul said, Thus shall ye say

Jer. XXV, 10. Moreover I will better.

take from them the voice

of mirth, any dowry, but an hundred fore

to David, The king desireth not NUPTIAL FEAST.

and the voice of gladness, the skins of the Philistines, to be

voice of the bridegroom, and the avenged of the king's enemies, Gen, xxiv, 60. And they blessed voice of the bride, the sound of the But Saul thought to make David Rebekah, and said unto her, Thou millstones, and the light of the fall by the hand of the Philistines. art our sister, be thou the mother candle.

And when his servants told David of thousands of millions, and let thy seed possess the gate of those bim the disciples of John, saying, to be the king's son-in-law: and

Matth. Ix, 14, 15. Then camo to these words, it pleased David well which hate them,

Why do we and the Pharisees the days were not expired. Gen. xxix, 22. And Laban gath- fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? Wherefore David arose and went, ered together all the men of the And Jesus said unto them, Can he and his men, and slew of the place, and made a feast.

the children of the bride-chamber Philistines two hundred men; and Judges xiv, 10, 11. So bis father mourn, as long as the bridegroom David brought their foreskins, went down unto the woman: and is with them? but the days will and they gave them in full tale to Samson made there a feast; for

so come, when

the bridegroom shall the king, that he might be the used the young men to do. And

be taken from them, and then king's son-in-law. And Saul it came to pass, when they saw shall they fast.

gave him Michal his daughter to him, that they brought thirty John ii, 1, 2. And the third day wife. companions to be with him. there was a marriage in Cana of Dan. xi, 6, 17. And in the end of

Ruth iv, 11, 12. And all the peo-Galilee; and the mother of Jesus years they shall join themselves ple that were in the gate, and the

was there. And both Jesus was together; for the king's daughter elders, said, we are witnesses. called and his disciples to the of the south shall come to the The LORD make the woman that marriage.

king of the north to make an is come into thine house like

agreement.

He shall also Rachel, and like Leah, which two MARRIAGES OF POLICY. set his face to enter with the did build the house of Israel; and Gen. xxix, 23, 25, 26.

And it strength of his whole kingdom, do thou worthily in Ephratah, came to pass in the qvening, that

and upright ones with bim; thus And let thy house be like the brought her to him; and he went corrupting ber; but she shall not and be famous in Beth-lehem: he took Leah his daughter, and shall be do: and he shall give house of Pharez, whom Tamarin unto her. And it came to pass. stand on his side, neither be for bare unto Judah, of the seed that in the morning, behold, it acas wbich the Lord shall give dee Leah: and he said to Laban, What

him,
of this young woman.
is this thou hast done unto me?

DOWRY.
Ps. xlv, 9, 14, 15. Kings' daugh- did not I serve with thee for

Gen. xxix, 24. And Laban gave tera icre among thy honourable Rachel? wherefore then bast thou women: upou thy right hand did beguiled me? And Laban said,

unto his daughter Leah, Zilpah stand the queen in gold of Ophir. it must not be so done in our

his maid for an handmaid. She shall be brought unto the country, to give the younger be- Gen. xxxl, 14-16, 43. And Rachel King in raiment of needlework: fore the first-born.

and Leah answered and said unto the virgins ber companions that

him, Is there yet any portion or follow her shall be brought unto

Josh, xv, 16, 17. And Caleb said inheritance for us in our father's thee. With gladness and rejoic- Ho that smiteth Kirjath-sepher, house? Are not we counted of ing shall they be brought: they and taketh it, to him will I give hiin strangers? for be hath sola shall enter into the King's palace. Achsah my daughter to wife, And us, and hath quite devoured also

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our money. For all the riches Çant, iii, 11. Go forth, Oyo brother of Caleb, took it: and he which God hath taken from our daughters of Zion, and 'behold gave him Achsab bis daughter to father, that is ours, and our chilking Solomon with the crown wife. wherewith his mother crowned

dren's: now then, whatsoever God

Aud Judges xxi, 1. Now the men of hath said unto thee, do. him in the day of his espousals: Israel had sworn in Mizpeh, say- Laban answered and said unto and in the day of the gladness ofing, There shall not any of us Jacob, These daughters are my his heart.

give his daughter unto Benjamin daughters, and these children are Isa. Ixii, 5. For as a young man to wife.

my children, and these cattle are marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry thee: and as the

1 Sam. xviii, 17, 21, 22, 25-27. my cattle, and all that thou seest bridegroom rejuiceth over the

And Saul said to David, Behold, is mine: and what can I do this bride, so shall thy God rejoice will I give thee to wife; only be unto their children which they

my elder daughter Merab, her day unto these my daughters, or Over thee. thon valiant for me, and fight the

? Jer. vii, 34. Then will I cause to LORD's battles: for Saul said, Let Gen. xxxiv, 12. Ask me never Cease from the cities of Judah, not mine hand be upon him, but so much dowry and gift, and I and from the streets of Jerusalem, I let the hand of the Philistines be will give according as yo shall say anto me: bat givo mo the damsel unto his brother a name in Israel, have an issue, and her issue in her to wife,

he will not perform the duty of flesh be blood, she shall be put Josh. xv, 18, 19. And it came 'o my husband's brother. Then the apart seven days; and whosoever pass, as she came unto him, that elders of his city shall call him, toucheth her shall be unclean she moved him to ask of her fa- and speak unto him: and if he until the even. And every thing ther a field: and she lighted off stand to it, and say, I like not to that she lieth upon in her separher ass; and Caleb said unto her, take her; Then shall his brother's ation shall be unclean; every thing What wouldest thou? Who an

wife come unto him in the pres- also that she sitteth upon shall be swered, Give me a blessing; forence of the elders, and loose his unclean. And whosoever toucheth thou hast given me a south land; shoe from off his foot, and spit in her bed shall wash bis clothes, give me also springs of water.

his face, and shall answer and and bathe himself in water, and be And he gave her the upper say, So shall it be done unto that unclean until the even. And whosprings, and the nether springs.

man that will not build up his soever toucheth any thing that

brother's house, *1 Kings ix, 16.

And his name she sat upon shall wash his clothes, For Pharaoh king of gypt had gone up, and house of him that hạth his shoe be unclean until the even. And

shall be called in Israel, The and bathe himself in water, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with

loosed. fire, and slain the Canaanites that

if it be on her bed, or on any thing dwelt in the city, and given it for

Ruth iv,5,6,10,11. Then said Booz, whereon she sitteth, when he a present unto his daughter, Solo-What day thou buyest the field toucheth it, be shall be unclean mon's wife.

of the hand of Naomi, thou must until the even. And If any man Hosea ili 2. so I bought her to buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, lie with her at all, and her flowers me for fifteen pieces of silver, and

the wife of the dead, to raise up be upon him, he shall be unclean for an homer of barley, and an

the name of the dead upon his seven days; and all the bed where

inheritance. And the kinsman on he lieth shall be unelean. And half-homer of barley.

said, I cannot redeem it for my. if a woman bave an issue of her

sell, lest I mar mino own inherit- blood many days out of the timo 2 Çor. xii 14. Behold, the third ance: redeem thou my right to of her separation, or if it run betime I am ready to come to you; thyself; for I cannot redeem it. yond the time of her separation; and I will not be burdensome to Moreover, Ruth the Moabitees, all the days of the issue of her you: for I seek not yours, but you: the wife of Mahlon, have 1 pur-uncleanness shall be as the days of for the children ought not to lay chased to be my wife, to raise up her separation : she shall be un. up for the parents, but the parents the name of the dead upon his clean. Every bed whereon she for the children.

i sheritance, that the name of the lieth all the days of her issue shall dead be not cut off from among

be unto her as the bed of her MARRIAGE OF BROTHER'S lais brethren, and from the gate separation: and whatsoever she WIDOW.

of his place: ye are witnesses this sitteth upon shall be unclean, as day. And all the people that were

the uncleanness of her separation, Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto We are witnesses. Gen. xxxvili, S. 11, 13. 14. And in the gate, and the elders, said, and whosoever toucheth those

things shall be unclean, and shall thy brother's wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother.

Luke xx, 28-38. Saying, Master, selj in water, and be unclean until

wash his clothes, and bathe himThen said Judah to Tamar his Moses wroto unto us, If any the even. But if she be cleansed of daughter-in-law, Remain a widow man's brother die, having a wife, her issue, then she shall number at thy father's house, till Shelali and he die without children, that to hersell seven days, and after my son be grown: (for be said, his brother should take his wife, that she shall be clean. And on Lest peradventure he die

also, as and raise up seed unto his bro- the eighth day she shall take unto bis brethren did.) And Tamar ther, There were therefore seven her two turtles, or two young went and dwelt in her father's brethren; and the first took a wife, pigeons, and bring them into the Baying, Behold thy father-in-law the second took her to wife, and priest, to the door of the tabergoeth up to Timnath to shear his he died childless.. And the third the priest shall offer the one for sheep. And she put her widow's took her; and in like manner the garments off from her, and coverseven also: and they left no chil. a burnt-offering; and the priest

a sin-offering, and the other for ed lier with a vail, and wrapped dren, and died. Last of all the shall make an atonement for her herself, and sat in an open place,

woman died also. Therefore in before the LORD for the issue of wbich is by the way to Timnath;

the resurrection whose wife of her uncleanness. Thus shall ye for she saw that Shelah was

them is she? for seven had her to separate the children of Israel

wife. grown, and she was not given

from their uncleanness; that they to him to wife.

MISCELLANEOUS.

die not in their uncleanness, when Deut. xxv, 5-10. If brethren dwell together, and one of them and Sarah were old, and well him that hath an issue, and of him

Gen. xviil, 11. Now Abraham among them. This is the law of

they defile my tabernacle that is die, and have no child, the wife of stricken in age; and it ceased to whose seed goeth from him, and the dead shall not marry without be with Sarah after the manner is defiled therewith; And of her unto a stranger: her husband's

of women. brother shall go in unto her, and

that is sick of her flowers, and of take her to him to wife, and per

Gen. xxxi, 34, 35. Now Rachel him that hath an issue, of the man, form the duty of an husband's had taken the images, and put and of the woman, and of him that brother unto her. And it shall be, them in the camel's furniture, and lieth with her that is unclean. that the first-born which she sat upon them. And Laban

Lev. xx, 18. And if a man shall beareth shall succeed in the name searched all the tent, but found lie with a woman having her sickof his brother which is dead, that them not. And she said to her ness, and shall uncover her nakedbis name be not put out of Israel. father, Let it not displease myness, he hath discovered her And if the man like not to take lord that I cannot rise up before fountain, and she hath uncovered his brother's

wife, then let his thee; for the custom of women is the fountain of her blood: and brother's wife go up to the gate upon me. And he searched, but both of them shall be cut off from onto the elders, and say, My hus- found not the images.

among their people. banu's brother refuseth to raise up Lev. xv, 19-33. And if a woman Deut. xxii, 13-20. If any man

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take a wife, and go in unto her, the captives a beautiful woman,, the people of these abominations? and hate her, And give occisions and bast a desire unto her, that tould-st not thon be angry with of speech against her, and bring thou wouldest have her to thy us till thou hadst consumed us, so up an evil name upon her, and wife. And she shall put the rai. that there should be no remnant siy, I took this woman, and wdec ment of her captivity from off her, nor escaping? O LORD od of I came to her, I found her not a and shall remain inthinelouse,and Israel, thou art ig teous; for we maid: Then shall the father of bewail her father and her mother reinain yet escapeil, as it is this tbe damsel, and her mother, take a full month; and after that thou day: behold, we are beturu thee and bring forth the tokens of shalt go in unto lier, and be her in our trespas es; for we cannot the damsel's virginity unto the husband, and she shall be thy stand before thee because of this. elders of the city in the gate: And wife. And it shall be, if thou have thie dalnsel's father shall say unto no delight in ber, then thou shalt the subs of the priests there were

Ezra x, 18, 19, 44. Aud among the eliers, I gave my daughter let her go whither she will; but found that hiu taken strange anto this man to wife, and he thou shalt not sell her at all for wives namely, of the sons of hateth her; And, lo, he hath money, thou shalt not make mergivin occasions of speech against chandise of her, because thou Jesliua the son of Juzadak, and

his brethren; Maaseial, and her, saying, I found not thy daugh- bast humbled her

Eliezer, aud Jarib, and Gedallah. ter a maid; and yet these are the Josh. xxill, 12, 13. Else, if ye do And they gave their hands that tokens of my daughter's virginity: in any wise go back, and cleave they would

put away their wives; And they shall spread the cloth unto the remnant of these pations, and, being guilty, they offered a before the elders of the city. And even these that remain among ram of the fluck for their trespass. the elders of that clty shall take you, and shall make marriges with all these bad taken strange wives: that man anl chastise bim; Andihem, and go in unto them, and and some of them had wives by they shall amerce him in an hun. they to you: Know for a certainty, whom they had children. dred shekıls of silver; and give them that tho LORD your God will no unto the lather of the damsel, be more drive out any of these na

Neh. x, 30. And that we would cause he hath brought up an evil tions from before you; but they

not give our daughters into the she shall be his wife: bo may not you, and scourges in your sides, diughters for our sons. bame up in a virgin of Israel; and shall be spares and traps auto people of the land, nor take their put her away all his days. But and thorns in your eyes, until yé

Neh. xiii, 23-28. In those days if this thing be true, and the perish from of this good land also saw 1 Jews that had married tokens of virginity bo not found which the LORD your God hath wives of Aslidou, of Ammon, and for the damsel. given you.

of Moab: And their children Isa. xxx, 22. Ye shall defle also

Judges if1, 5, 6. And the child spake half in the speech of Ashthe covering of thy graven images dren of Israel dwelt among the God, and could not speak in the of silver, ani the ornament of thy Canaanites, Hittites, and Amo

Jews' language, but according to molten images of gold: thou sbalt rites, and Perizzites, and livites; I contended with them, and

the language of each people. And cast them aivay as a menstruous and 'Jebusites: And they took clutli; thou shalt say unto it, Get their daughters to be their wives, them, and plucked off their hair,

cursed them, and smoty certain of thee hence.

and gave their daughters to their and made them swear by God, Lam. i, 17. Zion spreadeth forth sons, and served their gods.

saying, Ye shall not give your ber bands, and there is none to comfort liér: the LORD bath com- I these things' were done, the take their daughters unto your

Ezra is, 1,2, 12-15. Now, when daughters unto their sons, tor his wvers.ries should be round princes came to me, saying, The sons, or for yourselves. Di not about him: Jerusalem is as a people of Israel, and the priests, Solomon king of Israel sin by

and the Levites, lave not separat. these things? yet among many menstruous woman among them.

ed themselves from the people nations was there bo king like Exck. xvill, 6. And bath not of the lands, doing according to him, who was beloved of his God, eaten upon the mouutains, neither their abominations, eren of the and God made him king over all hath lifted up lots eyes to the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Israel: nevertheless even him did idols of the house of Israel, neither Perizzites, The Jebusites, the Am- outlandish women cause to sin. hath ediled liis neizlibour's wife, monites, tíie Moabites, the Egyp- Shall we then hearken unto you neither lath come bear to a men- tians, and the Amorites. For they to do all this great evil, to transstruous woman.

have taken uf their i ughters for gress against our God, in marryE-ek. xxii, 13. In thee bave they themselves, and for their sons; so ing strange wives? And one of discovered their father's naked- that the holy seed have mingled the sons of Joiada, the son of ness; in thee huve they humbled themselves with the people of Eliashib the bigh priest, was sonher that was set apart for pollu- those lands: yea, the hand of the in-law to Sanballat the lloronite: tion.

princes and rulers have been chief therefore I chased liim froin me. Ezek. xxxvi, 17. Son of man, in this trespass. Now therefore

Mal. 11, 11, 12. Judah hath dealt when the liouse of Israel dwelt in give not your daughters unto their own land, they defled it by their sons, neither take their treacherously, and an abouing. their own way, and by their do- daughters 'unto your sons, nur ion is committed in Israel and in

Jerusalemn; for Judah hath proings: their way Wus before me as seek their peace or their wealth Yaned the holiness of the LORD the uncleanness of a removed for ever; that ye may be strong, which he loved, and hath married

and eat the good of the land, and the daughter of a strange god. woman,

leave it for an inheritance to your The Lord will cut off the man

children for ever. And after all RESTRICTIONS UNDER JEW.

that is come upon us for our evil that doeth this, the master and ISII LAW. deeds, and for vur great trespass of Jacob, and him that offer ell an

the scholar, out of the tabernacles Deut. xxi, 10, 11, 13, 14. When se thou goest forih to war against punished us less than our iniqui- offering unto the Lord of hosts. thine eneinies, and the LORD thy ties deserve, and hast given us God bith delivered them into such deliverance as this; Should DUTIES OF HUSBANDS. thine lunes, and thou hast taken we again break thy coinmand- Prov. v, 15-19. Drink waters out them cuptive, Aud seest among I ments, and join in affinity with l of thine own cisteru; and running

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waters ont of thine own well. J come abroad unto all women, so not the word, they also may Let thy fountains be dispersed that they shall despise their bus- without the word be won by the abroal, and rivers of waters in bands in their eyes, when it shall conversation of the wives; Wuile thy streets. Let them be only be reported, The king Ahasuerus they behold your chaste converthine own, and not stringers' commanded Vashti the queen to sation coupled with fear,

For with thee. Let thy fountain be be brought in before him, but she after this manner in the old time blessod; and rejoice with the wife camo not. Likewise shall the the holy women also, who trusted of thy yonth. Let her be as ihe ladies of Persia and Media say in Gol, adorned themselves, beloving hind and pleasant roe; let this day unto all the king's princes, ing in subjection unto their own her breasts sati-fy thee at all which have heard of the deed of husbands: Even as Strah obeyed times; ani be thou ravished al. the queen. Thus shall there arise Abraham, calling hinn loril: whose ways with her love.

too much contempt and wrath. daughters ye are as long as ye do Prov. xl. 17. 29. The merciful If it please the king, let there go a well, and are not afraid with any man doeth good to his own soul: royal commandment from him, amazement, but he that is cruel troubleth his and let it be writtten among the Titus il, 4, 5. That they may own flesh. Ile that troubleth his laws of the Persians and the teach the young women to be cwn house shall inherit the wind; Medes, that it be not altered, That sober, to love their husbands, to and the fool shall be servant to the Vashti come no more before king love their children. To be diswise of heart.

Alasnerus; and let the king give creet, chaste, keepers at home, Eccles xi, 9. Live joyfully with her royal estate unto another that good, obedient to ineir own husthe wife whoip thou lovest all the is better than she. And when the band', that the word of God be not days of the life of thy vanity, king's decree, which he shall blasphemed. which he hath given thee under out all his empire. (for it is great,) the sun, all the days of thy vanity: all the wives shall give to their unto sirii, Behold, thy maid is in

Gen. xvi, 6. But Abram said and in thy labour which thou busbands honour, both to great thiy hauid: do to her as it pleaseth

and small. And the saying pleas. takest under the sun.

thee. And when Sarai dealt ed the king and the princes: and 1 Çor: vii, 29, 33. But this, the king lid according to the word hardly with her, sho fled from her say, brethren, the tiine is short: it of Memucan. rennineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had

Ps. xlv, 10. Hearken, O daugh

Gen. xxi, 12. And God said unto none; But he that is married ter, and consider, and incline Abraham, Let it not be grievous careth for the things that are of thine ear; forget also thine own and because of thy bond-woman; the world, low he may please his people, and thy father's house.

in all that Sarah hath said unto wif

1 Çor, xi, 8, 9. For the man is thee, hearken unto her voice; for Eph. v, 28, 33. So ought men to not of the woman; but the woman

in Isaac shall thy seed be called. love their wives as their own

of the man. Neither was the man bodlies: he that loveth liis wile created for the woman; but the

1 Sam. xsy, 19, 26. And she

said unto her servants, Go on woman for the man, loveth himselt. Nevertlieless, let

before me; behold, I come after every one of you in particular so 1 Cor. xiv, 34, 35. Let your you. But she told not her huslovo his wife even as himself; and women keep silence in the band Nabal, Now therefore, my the wife see that she reverence churches: for it is not permitted lord, as the Lond liveth, and as her linsland.

unto them to speak; but they are thy soul liveth, seeing the Lord Çol. ili, 19. lIusbands, love your commanded to be under obedi, hath withholden thee from comwives, and be not bitter against ence, as also saith the law. And ing to shed bloot, and from

If they will learn any thing, let avenging thyself with thine own them.

them ask their husbands at home: bani, now let thine enęinies, and 1 Peter ill, 7. Likewise, ye hus for it is a shame for women to they that seek evil to my lord, bo ban is, dweli with them according speak in the church. to knowledge, giving honour unto

as Nabal, the wife, as unto the weaker ves

Eph. V, 22-24. Wives, submit

Esther i 10--12. On the seventh fel, and as being heirs together of ourselves unto your own busthe grace of lite; that your prayers banIs, as unto the Lord. For the day, when the heart of the king be not hindered.

husband is the head of the wife, was merry, with wine, le coneven as Christ is the bead of the

manded Meluman, Biztha, bar. church: and he is the saviour of Zethar, Cascas, the seven cat

bona, Biztha, and Abigtha, DUTIES OF TIIE WIFE.

the body. Therefore as the church Gen. iii, 16. Unto the woman he is subject unto Christ, so let the

berlains that served in the presald, I will greatly multiply thy wives be to their own husbands in sence of Ahasuerus the king, To sorrow and thy conception: in sorevery thing.

bring Vashti the queen before the ruw thou shalt bring forth chil.

king with the crown-royal, to dren; and thy desire shall be to

Col. ill, 18. Wives, submit your show the people and the princes thy husband, and he shall rule selves nnto your own husbands, her beauty; for she was tair to

as it is fit in the Lord. Over thee.

look on. But the queen Visliti Esther I, 15--21. What shall we 1 Tim. il, 11-14. Let the woman

refused to come at the king's do unto the queen Vashti accord- learn in silence with all subjec-commandment by his chamber-. ing to law, because she hath nottion. But I suffer not a woman to lains: therefore was the king performed the cominandment of teach, nor to usurp authority very wroth, and his anger burned ile king Ahasuerus by the cham over the man, but to be in silence. in him. berlains? And Memucan answered For Adam was first formed, then Prov. xxxi, 23. lIer husband is before the king and the princes, Eve. And Adam was not de-known' in the gates, when he Vashti the queen hath not done colved; bu the woman, being sitieth among the elders of the wrong to the hing only, but also deceived, was in the transgres- land. to all the princes, and to all the sion. people that are in all the pro- 1 Peter iii, 1, 2, 5, 6. Likewise,

GOOD WIVES. viners of the king Ahasuerus. ye wives, be in subjection to your Gen. xxiv, 67. And Isaao For this deed of the queen shall I own husbands; tha: If any obey / brought her into his mother

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