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she said unto Balaam, What have 1 Sam. x, 2-4,7. When thou art that I will punish you in this I done unto thee, that thou hast departed from me to-day, then place, that ye may kuow that my smitten me these three times ? thou shalt find two men by words shall surely stand against And Balaam said unto the ass, Rachel'8 sepulchre, in the border you for evil : Thus saith the Because thou hast mocked me: 1 of Benjamin, at Zelzah; and they LORD, Behold, I will give Pharaohwould there were a sword in mine will say unto thee, The asses bophra king of Egypt into the band, for now would I kill thee. which thou wentest' to seek are hand of bis enemies, and into the And the ass said unto Balaam, found : and, 1o, thy father hath hand of them that seek bis life; as Am not I thine ass, upon which left the care of

the asses, I gave Zedekiah king of Judah thou hast ridden ever since I was and sorroweth for you, saying, Into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar thlue unto this day? was I ever what shall I do for my son? Then king of Babylon, his enemy, and wont to do so unto thee? And he shalt thou go on forward from that sought his life, said, Nay.

thence, and thou shalt come to the Judges vi, 36-40. And Gideon plain of Tabor, and there shall said unto God, if thou wilt save meet thee three men going up to Israel by miné hand, as thou hast God to Bethel, one carrying three LORD spake again unto Abaz, say.

Isa. vil, 10-13. Moreover, the said, Behold, I will put a fleece kids, and another carrying three lug, Ask thee a sign of the LORD dew be on the fleece' only, and

a rying a bottle

of wine: And they thy God; ask it elther in the depth, be dry upon all the earth' beside, they will salute the

candice said, I will not ask, neither will i then shall I know that thou wilt thee two loaves of bread; which bave Israel by mine hand, as thou thou shalt receive of their hands. Hear yo now, 0 house of David;

the LORD. And he said, hast said. And it was so: for he and let it be, when

these sigas 18 it a small thing for you to thrust the fleece together, and as occasion serve thee; for God is weary men, but will yo weary my

God also? wringed the dew out of the fleece, with thee. a bowl-full of water. And Gideon

Isa. xxxvii, 30. And this shall said unto God, Let not thine anger be a sign unto thee, Ye shall eat

A SOLEMN CAUTIOX. be hot against me, and I will this year such as groweth of it- Matth. vii, 22, 23. Many will say speak but this once: let me prove, self; and the second year that to me in that day, Lord, Lord, I pray thee, but this once with the which springeth of the same; and have we pot prophesied 'in thy feece; let it now be dry only upon in the third year sow ye, and reap, name? and in thy name have cast the fleece, and upon all the ground and plant vineyards, and eat the out devils? and in thy name done let there be dew. And God did fruit thereof.

many wonderful works? And so that night: for it was dry upon

then will I profess unto them, I the fleece only, and there was dew Jer. xliv, 29, 80. And this shall never knew you: depart from me, on all the ground. be a sigu unto yon, saith the LORD, 13e that work iniquity.




the rest of their companions, unto Deut. 1v, 32. For ask now of the WRITING

Artaxerxes king of Persia; and days that are past, which were Judges v, 14. . .,.. Out of Ma- the writing of the letter was writ- before thee, since 'the day that chir came down governors, and ten in the Syrian tongue, and in- God created man upon the earth, out of Zebulun they that handle terpreted in the Syrian tongue. and ask from the one side of hea

Rehurn the chancellor, and Shim-ven unto the other, whether there the pen of the writer.

shal the scribe, wrote a letter hath been any such thing as this Esther vill, 9, 10. Then were the against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes great thing is, or hath been heard king's scribes called at that time the king in this sort : Then wrote like it? in the third month, that is, the Rehum the chancellor, and Shim

Deut. xxiv, 9. Remember what month Sivan, on the three and shal the scribe, and the rest of the LORD thy God did unto Miriam twentieth day thereof; and it was their companions. . : . This is the by the way, after that ye were written (according to all that copy of the letter that they sent come forth out of Egypt. Mordecai commanded). ... unto unto him, even unto Artaxerxes

Deut. xxxii, 7. Remember the every province according to the the king.... Then sent the king writing thereof, and unto every an answer unto Rehum the chan- days of old, consider the years of people atter their language, and cellor, and to shimshas the scribe, and he will shew thee; thy elders, to the Jews according to their and to the rest of their compan, and they will tell thee. writing, and according to their ions that dwell in Samaria, and language. And he wrote in the unto the rest beyond the river,

Josh. xiv, 6, 15. Then the chilking Ahasuerus' name, and sealed Peace, and at such a time. The dren of Judah came unto Joshua it with the king's ring... letter which ye sent unto us bath in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of

Jephunneh the Kenezite said unJob xix, 23. Oh that my words been plainly read before me.

Ezra vii, 11. Now this is the that the Lord said unto Moses, the

to bim, Thou knowest the thing were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!

copy of the letter that the king man of God, concerning me and Isa. viii, 1. Moreover, the LORD Artaxerxes have unto Ezra the thee in Kadesh-barnea." And the said unto me, Take thee a great the words of the commandments jath-arba; which Arba was a great

name of Hebron before roas Kirroll

, and write in it with a man's of the Lord, and of his statutes to pen concerning Maher - shalal Israel.

man among the Anakims... hash-baz.

Neh. vi, 5. Then sent Sanballat thence the three sons of Anak,

Josh, xv, 14, 15. And Caleb drove Isa. xxxviii, 9. The writing of his servant unto me, in like man- sheshal, and Ahiman, and Talmal

, Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered ner, the Afth time, with an open the children of Anak.

And he letter in his hand. of his sickness.

went up thence to the inhabitants

Esther ix, 20. And Mordecal of Debir: and the name of Debir Ezek, il, 10. And he spread it before me: and it was written with wrote these things, and sent let- before was Kirjath-sepher.

ters unto all the Jews that were in and without: and there was in all the provinces of the king be went against the inhabitants of

Judges i, 11. And from thence written therein lamentations, and mourning, and woe. Abasuerus, both nigh and far.

Deb r: (and the name of Debir be

fore was Kirjath-sepher.) Ezek. xxiv, Son of man, write (See under SCRIPTURE.) thee the name of the day, even of

Judges xviii, 29. And they called this same day: the king of Baby- MATTERS OF ANTIQUITY.

the name of the city Dan, after lon set bimself against Jerusalem

the name of Dan their father, who

Gen. xxvili, 19. And he called was born unto Israel : how beit this same day.

the name of that place Beth-el: the name of the city was Laish at Luke 1,63. And he asked for a but the name of that city was call the first. writing table, and wrote, saying, ed Luz at the first. His name is John. And they mar- Exod. xil, 2. This month shall be rael, when a man went to enquiro

1 Sam. ix, 9. (Beforetime in Isvelled all.

unto you the beginning of months of God, thus he spake, Come, and 2 Tim. iv, 13. The cloak that I It shall be the first month of the let us go to the seer: for he that is left at Troas with Carpus, when year to you.

now called a Prophet, was beforethou comest, bring with thee, and Num. xxi, 27. Wherefore they time called a Seer.) the books, but especially the that speak in proverbs say, Come parchments. into Heshbon, let the city of Silion

1 Sam. sii, 7. Now therefore be bullt and prepared.

stand still, that I may reason with LETTERS. Deut. ii, 12. The Horims also righteous acts of the LORD, which

you before the LORD of all tho 2 Sam. xi, 14. And it came to dwelt in seir beforetime; but the be did to you and to your fathers. pass in the morning, that David children of Esau succeeded them, wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it when they had destroyed them 1 Chron. iv, 22. And Jokim, and by the hand of Uriah.

from before thein, and dwelt in the men of Chozeba, and Joash, Ezra iv, 7-9, 11, 17, 18. And in their stead, as Israel did unto the and Saraph, who had the domiathe days of 'Artaxerxes wrote land of his possession, which the ion in Mvab, aud Jashubf-lebem. Bishlam, Mithredath, Tabeel, and LORD gave unto them.!

And these are anciont things.

Ezra VI, 1. Then Darlus the and Immer, but ihey could not from the house of Gilgal, and out king made a decree, and search shew their father's house, and of the fields of Geba and Azmav. was made in the house of the their seed, whether they were of eth: for the singers had builded rolls, where the treasures were Israel: The children of Delalah, them villages round about Jeralaid up in Babylon.

the children of Tobiah, the chil- salem. And Maaseiah, and SheJob vill, 8--10. For enquire, I dren of Nekods, six hundred fifty maiah, and Eleazar, and Uzzi, and pray theo, of the former age, and and two.

Jehohanan, and Malchijah, and prepare thyself to the search of Neh. vil, 5, 61-63. And my God Elam, and Ezer: and the singers their fathers: (For we are but of put into v ine heart to gather lo- sang loud, with Jezrahiah their yesterday, and know nothing, gether the nobles, and the rulers, overseer. Also that day they because our days upon earth are and the people, that they might offered great sacrifices, and re2. shadow:) shall not they teach be reckoned by genealogy: and I joiced; for God had made them thee, and tell thee, and utter foun I a register of the genealogy rejoice with great joy: the wives words out of their heart?

o! them which came up at the also and the children rejoiced; so Isa. xxlil, 13. Behold the land of ..rst, and found written therein. that the joy of Jerusalem was the Chaldeans; this pecple was

And these were theywhich went up heard even afar off. And both not, till the Assyrian founded it also from Tel-melah, Tel-haresha, the singers and the porters kept for them that dwell in the wiler-Cherub, Addon, and Immer; but the ward of their God, and the ness: they set up the towers they could not shew their father's ward of the purification, accordthereof, they raised up the palaces house, nor their seed, whether ing to the commandment of David, thereof; and he brought it to they were of Israel. The children and of Solomon his son. For in ruin.

of Delaiah, the children of Toblah, the days of David and Asaph of Micah vi, 5.0 n.y people, remem.

the children of Nekoda, six hun old there were chief of the singers, ber now wha' Balak king of Moab dred forty and two. And of the and songs of praise and thanks consulted, and what Bulaam the priests: the children of Habaiah, giving unto God. son of Leor answered him from of Barzillal, which took one of the God our strength; make a joyful

the children of Koz, the children P3. lxxxi, 1. Sing aloud unto Shittiin uuto Gilgal; that ye may daughters of Barzillal the Gilead- noise unto the God of Jacob. knew the righteousness of the LORD.

ite to wife, and was called after Ps. xcvill, 4. Make a joyful their name.

noise unto the LORD, all the earth:

Neh. xii, 22, 23. The Levites, in make a loud noise, and rejoice, Eccles. I, 9-11. The thing that the days of Eliashib, Joiada, and aud sing praise. Qath been, it is that which shall be; Johanan, ani Jaddua, were reand that which is done, is that corded chief of the fathers; also I will pray with the spirit, and I

1 Cor. xiv, 15. What is it then? which shall be done; and there is the priests, to the reigu of Darius will pray with the understanding no new thing under the sun. Is the Persian. The sons of Levi, also; I will sing with the spirit, there any thing whereof it may the chief of the fathers, were and I will sing with the underbe said, See, this is new? it hath written in the book of the Chronibeen already of old time, which cles, even until the days of Jo

standing also. was before us. There is no re- hanan the son of Eliashib. membrance of former things;

INSTRUMENTAL Music. neither shall there be any remem- Judah, and the princes of Jerus name was Jubal: he was the

Jer. xxxiv, 19. The princes of

Gen. iv, 21. And his brother's brance of things that are to come salem, the eunuchs, and the father of all such as handle the with those that shall come after.

priests, and all the people of the harp and organ. Eccles. lit, 15. That which hath land, which passed between the been is now; and that which is to parts of the calf.

Gen. xxxi, 27. Wherefore didst be hath already been; and God re

thou flee away secretly, and steal quireth that which is past.


away from me, and didst not tell Eccles vil, 10. Say not thou,

me, that I might have sent theo VOCAL MUSIC.

away with mirth, and with songs, What is the cause that the former

1 San. xviii, 7. And the women days were better than thee? for answered one another as they

with tabret, and with larp? thou dost nut enquire wisely con- played, and said, Saul hath slain all the house of Israel, played

2 Sam. vi, 5. And David, and cerning this.

his thousands, and David his ten before the LORD on all manner of thousands.

instruments made of fir-wood, HERALDRY.

1 Chron. xv, 22. And Chenaniah, even on harps, and on psalteries, Num. I, 17, 18. And Moses and chief of the Levites, was for song: and on timbrels, and on cornets, Aaron took these men which are he instructed about the song, be- and on cymbals. expressed by their names: And cause lie was skilful.

1 Chron. xiii, 8. And David and they assembled all the

1 Chron. XXV, 7. So the number all Israel played before God with gregation together on

the first day of the second month, were instructed in the songs of the and with harps, and with psalter

of them, with their brethren that all their might, and with singing, and they declared their pedigrees Lord, even all that were cunning, ies, and with timbrels,

and with after their families, by the house was two hundred fourscore and cymbals, and with trampets. of their fathers, according to the

eight. number of the names, from

1 Chron. XV, 19-21. So the twenty years old and upward, by

Neh. xi, 23. For it was the king's singers, Heman, Asaph, and Ethan their polls.

commandment concerning them, were appointed to sound withcym,

that a certain portion should be hals of brass; And Zechariah, and 1 Chron. V, 17. All these were for the singers, due for every | Aziel,andsbemiramuth,and Jebiel, reckoned by genealogies in the day.

and Únni, and Eliab, and Maasedays of Jotham king of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam king and the sons of the singers on Alamoth; And Mattithiah, and

Neh. xil, 28, 29, 42, 43, 45, 46. iab, and Benaiah, with psalteries of Israel,

gathered themselves together, Elipheleh,' and Mikneiah, and Ezra ti, 59, 60. And these were both out of the plain country Obed-edom, and Jeiel, and they which went up from Tel- round about Jerusalem, and from Azaziah, with harps on the Shemelih, Tel-barsa, Cherub, Addan, the villages of Netopbatht; Also minith to excel.




1 Chron. xvi, 5, 6, 42. A saph the all this continued until the burnt- sons unto thee, O God: opon a chief, and next to him, Zechariah, offering was finished.

psaltery, and an instrument of ten Jeiel, and shemiramoth, and Je- Ezra ill, 10, 11. And when the strings, will I sing praises unto hiel, 'and Maitithiah, and Eliab, builders laid the foundation of the thee. and'Benaiah, and Obed-edom; and temple of the LORD, they set the Ps. CI, 8-3. Praise him with Jeiel with psalteries and with priests in their apparel with trum- the sound of the trumpet: praise harps: but Asaph ma le a sound pets, and the Levites, the sons of him with the psaltery and harp. with cymbals; Benaiah also and Asaph, with cymbals, to praise Praise him with the timbrel and Jahaziel the priests with trumpets the Lord, after the ordinance of dance: praise him with stringed continually before the ark of the David king of Israel. And they instruments and organs. Praise covenant of God. And with them sang together by course, in prais- him upon the loud cymbals: praise Heman and Jeduthun, with trum. ing and giving thanks unto the him upon the high-sounding pets and cymbals, for those that LORD; because he is good, for his cymbals. should make a sound, and with mercy endureth for ever toward Eccles. 11, 8... musical instruments of God. And Israel. And all the people shouted men singers and women singers,

I gat mo the

of Jeduthun were with a great shout, when they and the delights of the sons of porters.

praised the LORD, because the men, as musical instruments, and 1 Chron. XXV, 5, 6. All these foundation of the house of the that of all sorts. were the sons of Heman the king's LORD was laid.

Isa, xxxvIII, 20. The LORD was seer in the words of God, to lift Neh. xli, 27, 35, 36, 41. And at ready to save me: therefore we up the horn. And God gave to the dedication of the wall of Jerus will sing my songs to the stringed Heman fourteen sons and three salem they sought the Levites out instruments all the days of our daughters. All these were under of all their places, to bring them life in the house of the LORD. the hands of their father for to Jerusalem, to keep the dedisong in the house of the LORD, cation with gladness, both with

Daniel fil, 7. Therefore at that with cymbals, psalteries, and thanksgivings, and with siuging, time, when all the people heard harps, for the service of the house with cymbals, psalteries, and with the sound of the cornet, flute, of God, according to the king's harps. And certain of the priests' harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all order to Asaph, Jeduthun and sons with trumpets; namely, kinds of music, all the people, the Heman.

Zechariah the son of Jonathan, natious, and the languages, fell 2 Chron. V, 11, 12. And it came the son of Shemaiah, the son of down and worshipped the golden to pass, when the priests were Mattaniah, the son of Michaiah, image that Nebuchadnezzar tho come out of the holy place; (for the son of Zaccur, the son of king had set up. all the priests that were present Asaph; And his brethren, Shewere sanctified, and did not then maiah, and Azarael, Milalai, Rev. xiv, 2, 3. And I heard a wait by course: Also the Levites Gilalaí, Maai, Nethaneel, and voice from heaven, as the voice of which were the singers, all of Judah, Hanant, with the musical many waters, and as the voice of them of Asaph, of Heman, of instruments of David the man of a great thunder, and I heard the Jeduthun, with their sons and God, and Ezra the scribe before voice of harpers harping with their brethren, being arrayed in them. And the priests; Eliakim, their harps: And they sung as it wbite linen, having cymbals, and Maaseiah, Miniamin, Michaiali, were

new song before the psalteries, and harps, stood at the Elioenai, Zechariah, and Han. tlirone, and before the four beasts, east end of the altar, and with aniah, with trumpets.

and the elders; and no man could them an hundred and twenty priests sounding with trumpets.)

P3. xxxfil, 2, 3. Praise the LORD learn that song but the hundred

with barp; sing unto him with the and forty and four thousand, 2 Chron. vil.

6. And the priests psaltery, and an instrument of ten which were redeemed from the waited on their offices; the Levites strings. Sing unto him a new

earth. also with instruments of musick song, play skilfully with a loud of the LORD, which David the king noise.

POWER OF MUSIC. had made to praise the LORD, because his mercy endureth for ever,

Ps. Ixviii, 25. The singers went

1 Sam. x, 5. After that thou when David praised by their before, the players on Instruments shalt come to the hill of God, ministry; and the priests sounded followed after; among them were where is the garrison of the Philis trumpets before them, and all the damsels playing with timbrels. tines: and it shall come to pass,

when thou art come thither to the Israel stood.

Ps. lxxxi, 3, 4. Blow up the city, that thou shalt meet a com2 Chron. xxix, 25--28. And he trumpet in the new-inoon, in the pany of prophets coming down set the Levites in the house of the time appointed, on our solemn from the high place, with a psalLORD with cymbals, with psal- feast-day. For this was a statuto tery, and a tabret, and a pipe, and a teries, and with harps, according for Israel, and a law of the God harp, before them; and they shall to the commandment of David, of Jacob.

prophesy. and of Gad the king's seer, and Ps.Ixxxvil,7. As well the singers 1 Sam. xvi, 15, 16, 17, 19, 23. And Nathan the prophet: for so was as the players on Instruments Saul's servants said unto him, Bethe commandment of the LORD by shall be there: all my springs are hold now, an evil spirit from God his prophets. And the Levites in thee.

troubleth thee. Let our lord now stood with the instruments of David, and the priests with the

Ps. xcii, 3. Upon an instrument command thy servants, which are trumpets. And Hezekiah com

of ten strings, and upon the psal before thee, to seek out a man manded to offer the burnt-offer- tery; upon the harp with a solemn who is a cunning player on an sound.

harp: and it shall come to pass, ing upon the altar; and when the

when the evil spirit from God is burnt-offering began, the song of

Ps. xcviit, 5, 6. Sing unto the upon thee, that he shall play with the Lord began also with the LORD with the harp; with the his hand, and thou shalt be well trumpets, and with the instru- harp, and the voice of a psalm. And Saul said unto his servants, ments orilained by David king of With trumpets and sound of cor- Provide me now a man that can I-rael. And all the

congregation net, make a joyful noise before play well, and bring him to me. worshipped, and the singers sang, the Lord, the King.

Wherefore Saul sent messengers and the ti umpeters sounded: and Ps. cxliv, 9. I will sing a new | unto Jesse, and said, Send me


Davld thy son, which is with the , what my God had put in my heart Nahum 11, 16. Thou hast multisheep. And it came to pass, when to do at Jerusalem: neither was plied thy inerchants above the the evil spirit from God was upon there any beast with me, save the stars of heaven. ..... Saul, that David took an harp, beast that I rode upon. And I and played with his hand: so Saul went out by night by the gate of ITS VICES AND DANGERS, was refreshed, and was well, and the valley, even before the dragon

Prov. XX, 14. It is naught, it is the evil spirit departed from bim. well, and to the dung-port, an'l 2 Kings iit, 16, But now bring which were broken down, and the he is gone bis way, then he boast

viewed the walls of Jerusalem, naught, saith the buyer, but when me a minstrel. And it came to

eth. pass, when the minstrel played, fire. Then

I went on to the gate gates thereof were consumed with

Isa. xxill, 11. .... The LORD that the hand of the LORD came of the fountain, and to the king's hath given a commandment upon him.

pool: but there was no place for against the merchant city, to deEzek. xxxill, 82. And, 10, thou the beast that was under me to stroy the strong holds tlrereof. art unto them as a very lovely pass. Then went I up in the night Isa. xlvii, 15. Thus shall they song of one that háth a pleasant by the brook, and viewed the wall, be unto thee with whom thou voice, and can play well on an in- and turned back, and entered by hast laboured, even thy merchants, strument: for they hear thy words, the gate of the valley, and so re- from thy youth: they shall wanbut they do them not.

turned. And the rulers knew not der every one to his quarter, nono

whither I went, or what I did; shall save thee. VARIOUS ALLUSIONS. neither had I as yet told it to the Job xxi, 12. They take the tim-Jews, nor to the priests, nor to the

Ezek. vii, 12, 13. The time 18 brel and harp, and rejoice at the pobles, nor to the rulers, uor to the come, the day draweth near: let sound of the organ. rest that did the work.

not the buyer rejoice, nor the

seller mourn; for wrath is upon Isa. V, 12. And the harp and the

all the multitude thereof. For viol, the tabret and pipe, and wine, VARIOUS FORMS OF

the seller shall not return to that are in their feasts: but they regard


which is sold, although they were not the work of the Lord, neither


yet alive: for the vision is touchconsider the operation of his lands.

Gen. xxxiv, 20, 21. And Hamor ing the whole multitude thereof, and Shechem his son came unto

which shall not return; neither Ezek. xxvI, 13. And I will cause the gate of their city, and com

shall any strengthen himself in the noise of thy songs to cease; muned with the men of their city, the iniquity of his life. and the sound of tby barps shall saying. These men are peaceable Ezek. xxii, 13. Behold, therefore be no more heard.

with us; therefore let them dwell I have smitten mine hand at thy Amos. V, 23. Take thou away in the land, and trade therein; for dishonest gain which thou hast from me the noise of thy songs; the land, bebold, it is large enough made, and at thy blood which for I will not hear thé melody of for them; let us take their daugh- bath been in the midst of thee. thy viols. ters to us for wives, and let us

Ezek. xxvII, 32-34, 36. And in Amos vi, 6. That chant to the give them our daughters.

their wailing they shall take up sound of the viol, and invent to Judges xvii, 28. And there was a lamentation for thee, and lament themselves instruments of musick, no deliverer, because it was far

over thee, saying, What city is like David.

from Zidon, and they had no like Tyrus, like the destroyed in

business with any man; and it was the midst of the sea? When thy PIONEERING.

in the valley that lieth by Beth-wares went forth out of the seas, Josh. xviil , 4-6, 8, 9. Give ont rebob: and they built a city, and thou Alledst many people; thou

therein from among you three men for

didst enrich the kings of the earth each tribe: and I will send them,

Proo. xxxi, 18. She perceiveth with the multitude of thy riches, and they shall rise and go through that her merchandise is good: her and of thy merchandise. In the the land, and describe it, accord-candle goeth not out by night. time when thou shalt be broken ing to the inheritance of them; and 180. xxiii, 2, 3, 8. Be still, ye in- by the seas in the depths of the they shall come again to me. habitants of the isle; thou whom waters, thy merchandise, and all And they shall divide it into seven the merchants of Zidon, that pass thy company in the midst of thee, parts: Judah shall abide in their over the sea, have replenished. shall fall. The merchants among coast on the south, and the house And by great waters the seed of the people shall hiss at thee: thou of Josepla shall abide in their Sibor, the harvest of the river, is shalt be a terror, and never shalt coasts on the north. Ye shall her revenue; and she is a mart of be any more. therefore describe the land into nations. Who hath taken tbis Ezek, xxviii, 16, 18. By the mulseven parts, and bring the descrip-counsel against Tyre, the crown- titude of thy merchandise they tion uither to me, that I may casting city, whose merchants are have filled the midst of thee with lots for you here before the LORD princes, whose traffickers are the violence, and thou hast stoned: our God. And the men arose, and honourable of the earth?

therefore I will cast thee as prowent away: and Joshua charged

Ezek. xxvill, 4, 5. With thy wis- fane out of the mountain of God; them that went to describe the dom and with thine understanding and I will destroy thee, O coverland, saying, Go and walk through thou hast gotten thee riches, and ing cherub, from ihe midst of the the land, and describe it, and come bast gotten gold and silver into stones of fire. Thou last defiled again to me, that I may here cast thy treasures: By thy great wis- thy sanctuaries by the multitude lots for you before the Lord in dom, and by thy truttick, hast of thine iniquities, by the iniquity Shiloh. And the men went and thou increased thy riches, and of thy traffick; therefore will I p1s-ed thrvugh the land, and de- tbine heart is lifted up because of bring forth a fire from the midst scribed it by cities into seven thy riches.

of thee, it shall devour thee; and I parts in a book, and came again to Joshua to the host at Shiloh. Hosea xli, 8. And Ephraim said, will bring thee to ashes upon the

Yet I am become rich, I have earth in the sight of all them that Neh. 11. 12-16. And I arose in found me out substance: in all my

behold thee. the night, I and some few men labours they shall find none ini. Zeph. 1, 11. Howl, yo inhabitants with me; neither told I any man quity in me that were sin. of Maktesh, for all the merchant

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