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this parable; A certain man had a / and her neighbours together, say- thou hast killed for bim the fig-tree planted in his vineyard; ing, Rejoice with me; for I have fatted call. And he said unto and he came and bought fruit found the piece which I had lost him, Son, thou art ever with me, thereon, and found none. Then

and all that I have is thine. It said he unto the dresser of his


was meet that we should mako vineyard, Behold, these three Luke xv, 11-32. And be said, A merry, and be glid: for this thy years I come seeking fruit on this certain man had two sons: And brother was dead, and is alivo fir-ree, and find none: cut it the yonnger of them said to his again; and was lost, and is found. down; wliy cumberethit the fatber, Fatber, give me the porground? And he answering, said tion of goods that falleth to me. UNJUST STEWARD. unto him, Lord, let it alone this And he divided unto them his year als », till I shall dig about it, living. And not many days after, unto his disciples, There was a

Luke xvi, 1-8 And he said also and dun; it: And if it bear fruit, the younger son gathered all to certain rich nian' which had a well; and if not, then after that gether, and took his journey into steward; and the same was actuvu shalt cat it down.

à far country, and there wasted cased unto him that he had

his substance with riotous living. wisted his goods. And he called GREAT SUPPER.

And when he had spent all, there him, and said unto him, Ilow is Luke xiv, 16-24 'Then said he arose a miglity famine in that it that I bear this of thee? give an untu linn, A certain man made a land; and he began to be in want. great supper, and bade many: And he went and joined bimself account of thy stewardship; for

thou mayest be no longer stewAud sent his servant at supper to a citizen of that country; and

ard. Then the steward said time to say to them hat were he sent him into his fields to feed

within himself, WI shall I do bidden, Come; for all things are swine. And he would fain have for my lord taket: away from me now ready. 'And they all with blled his belly with the husks the stewardship: I cannot dis; to one consent began to make excuse. The first suid unto him, I man gave unto him. And when beg I am ashamed. I am resolve hivo bought a piece of grondd, he came to himself, he said, How ed what to do, that, when I am

put out of the stewardship, they and I must needs go and see it: 1 many hired servants of my another said, I have bought five to spare, and I perish with hun. lord's debtors unto him, and said pray thee have me excused. And father's bave bread enough, and may receive me into their houses. yoke of oxen, and go to prove ser! I will arise, and go to my unto the first, Ilow much owest them: I praythee have mne excused. father, and will say unto bin, thou unto my lord? And he said, And another sild, I have married Father, I have sinned against An lundred measures of oll. And a wile; anl therefore I cannot Ileaven, and before thee, And am he said unto Liin, Take tly will, comie. so that servant came, and no more worthy to be called thy and sit down quickly, and write slowed his lord these things. son: make me as one of this hired alty. Then suid he to another, And Then the mister of the house, servants. And he arose, and came how much owest thou? And lie being angry, said to his servant, to his father. But when he was Go out quickly into the streets yet a great way off, his father saw said, an hundred measures of

And he said unto him, and lanes

of the city, and bring in lim, and liad compassion, and ran, Take tly bill and write (wurscore. hither the poor, and the maimed, I and fell on his neck, and kissed And the lord commended tlie unaind the ball, and the blind. And him. And the son said unto him, just stew aru, becau:0 he bad done the servant said, Lord, it is done Father, I have sinned against isely: for the children of this as thou hast cominanded, and yet Heaven, and in thy sight, and am

world are in their generation wiser theru is room. And the lord said no more wortliy to be called thy than tlie children of light. unto the servant, Go out into the son. But the father sald to his high ways and ledges, and compel servants, Bring forth the best

RICH AND Poon. them to come in, lhat my house robe, and put it on him; and put a may be filled. For I say unto ring on his hand, and shoes on his Luke xvi, 19-31. There was a you, That none of those men

feet: And bring bither the fatted certain rich man, which which were bidden shall taste of call, and kill it; and let us eat, clothed in purple and one linen, my supper.

and be merry: For this my sun and fared sumpiuously every day:

was dead, and is alive again; heAnd there was a certain bergar LOST SHEEP.

was lost, and is found. And they named Lizarus, which was laid at Lukc xv, 4 6. What man of you, elder son was in the field: and as ing to be fed with the crumbs

began to be merry. Now his bis gate full of sores. Aud desirhaving an hundred sheep, if he lose ovo of thein, doth not leave he came and drew vigh to the which fell from the rich man's the ninety and niue in the wilder- / house, he heard musick and datic- table: moreover the dogs came and

ing. And be called one of the lacked his sores.. And it came to nens, unl go after that which is lost, unul lie find it? And when servants, and asked what these pess, that the beggar died, und was be Lalih found it, le layeth it on things ineant. And he said unto carried by the angels into Abrahin shoulders rejuicing. And

him, Thy brother is come; and tlay hain's busom: the rich man also when he cometh home, he calleth

father hath killed the fatted cali, died, and was buried; And iu hell together his friends and neigh-because lie hath received him saló be lifted up liis eyes, being in torbours, saying unto them, Rejuice and would not go in: therefore off, and Lazarus in his busom. And

and sound. And he was angry, ments, and seeth Abraham alar with me; for I have found my came his father out, and entreat- he cried and said, Falber Abrasheep which was lost,

ed him. And be answering said bam, have mercy on me, and send

to his father, Lo, these many Luzarus, that lie may dip the tip LOST MONEY.

years do I serve thee; neither of his onger in water, and coul my Luke XV, 8, 9.

Either what transgressed I at any time thy tongue; fur I am tormented in this Woman, having ten pieces of communiment; and yet thou 11 me. But Abraham sulu, Son, silv. r, if she lose one piece, doth never guvext me a kid, that I remember that thou in this litenot light a candle, and sweep the might make merry with my time receivedst lliy good things: horse, and seek diligently till she friends: But as soon as this thy and likewise Lazariis evil thugs:

. it? And when she bath son was cume, which bath de- but now he is comforted and thou fuund it, she calleth her friends, youred thy living with barlots, I urt tormented. And beside all


this, between us and you there is us. And it came to pass, that and the woll catcheth them, and & great gulf fixed: so that they when he was returned, having re- scattereth the sheep. The hirewhich would pass from bence to ceived the kinguom, then he ling fleeth, because he is an hireyou cannot; neither can they pass commanded these servants to be ling, and careth not for the sheep. to us,that would come from thence. called unto him to whom he had Then he said, I pray theo there- given the money, that he might

8. ALLEGORY fore, father, that thou wouldest know how much every man had

CEDAR. Bend lim to my father's house: gained by truding. Then came Ezek. xxxi, 2--13. Son of man, For I have five brethren; that he the first, saying, Lord, thy pound Speak unto Pharaoh king of may testify unto them, lest they hath gained ten pounds. And lie Egypt, and to his multi ude, also come into this place of tor said unto blm, Well, thou good whom art thou like in thy greatment. Abraham sai h unto bim, servant: because thou hast been ness? Behold, the Assyrian was They have Moses and the pro- faithful in a very little, have thou a cedar in Lelanon with fir puets; let them hear them. And authority over ten cities. And the branches, and with a shadowing he said, Nay, father Abraham: but second came, saying, Lord, thy shroud, and of an high stature; if one went unto them from the pound bath gained five pounds. and his top was among the thick dead, they will repent. And he and he said likewise to him, Be boughs. The waters made him said unto him, If they hear not thou also over five cities. And great, the deep set him up on high Moses and the prophets, neither another came, saying, Lord, behold, with her rivers running round will they be peranaded though one here is thy pound, which I have about his plants, and sent out her rose from the dead.

kept laid up in a napkin: For little rivers unto all the trees of feared the

because thou art an the field. Therefore his leiglit UNJUST JUDGE AND IMPORTUNATE austere man: thou takest up that was exalted above all the trees or

thon layest pot down, and reapest the field, and his boughs were WIDOW.

that thou didst not sow, And le multiplied, and his branches bee Luke xviil, 2-6. Saying, There saith unto him, Out of thino own camo long, because of the multiwas in a city a judge, which feared mouth will I judge thee, thou rude of waters, when he shot not God, neither regarded man: wicked servant. Thou knewest forth. All the fowls of heaven And there was a widow in that that I was an austere man, taking made their vests in his bouglis, city; and she came unto bim, say up that I laid not down, and reap- and under his branches did all ing, Avenge me of mine adversary: ing that I did not sow. Where the beasts of the field bring forth And he would not for a while: but fore then gavest not thou my their young, and under his shaulow afterwards he said within himself money into

the bank, that at my dwelt all great nations. Thus Though I fear not God, nor regard coming I might bare required was he fair in his greatness, in the man; Yet, because this widow mine own with usury? And he length of his branches: for troubleth me, I will avenge her, said unto them that stood by, root was by great waters. The lest by her continual coming she Take from him the pound, and cedars in the garden of God could weary me. And the Lord said, give it to him that hath ten not hide him; the fir-trees were Hear what the unjust judge pounds.

not like his bougls, and tho saith

chesnut-trees were not like his


branches: nor any tree in the Luke xviii, 9.-14. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig- in his beauty. I have made him

Luke xxi, 29--32. And he spake garden of God was like unto him this parable unto certain which tree, and all the trees; Whentair by the multitude of bis trusted in themselves that they they now shoot forth, ye see and branches: so that all the trees of were righteous, and despised know of your own selves that sum- Eden, that were in the garden of others: Two men went up into the mer is now nigh at hand. Solike God, envied bim. Therefore thus * temple to pray; the une a Pharisee, wise ye, when ye see these things saith the Lord God, Because thou and the other a publican. The

come to pass, know ye that the hast listed up thysell in height, Pharisee stood and prayed thus kingdom of God is nigh at hand. and he hath shut up his top with limself, God, I thank thee, Verily I say unto you, This gen. among the thick bouglis, and his that I am not as other men are, eration shall not pass away till heart is lifted up in his height; extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or all be fulilled.

I have therefore delivered him even as this publican. I fast twice

into the hand of the mighty one in the week, I give tithes of all

SHEPHERD. that I pussess. And the publican,

of the heathen; Le shall surely standing atar ofr, would not lift up John X, 1-5, 12, 13. Verily, deal with him: I have driven him

And so mucli as his eyes unto heaven, verity, I say unto you, He that out for his wickedness. but smote upon his breast, saying, entereth not by the door into the strangers, the terrible of the naGod be merciful to me a siuner. 1 sheep-fold, but climbeth up some tions, have cut him off, and have tell you, This man went down to other way, the same is a thiet and left him: upon the mountains and his house justified rather than the a robber. But be that enteret in all the valleys his branches are other: for every one that exalteth in by the door is the shepherd of fallen, and his bongl.s are broken himself

shall be abased; and he the sheep. To him the porter by all the rivers of the land; and that humbleth himself 'shall be openeth; and the sheep hear his all the people of the earth are exalted.

voice: and he calleth his own gone down from his shadow, and

sheep by name, and leadeth them have left him. Upon his ruin Ten POUNDS.

out. And wlien he putteth forth shall all the fowls of the heaven Luke xix, 12-24. He said there his own sheep, he poeth before remain, and all the beasis of the fore, A certain nobleman went them, and the sheep follow him: field shall be upon his branches. into a far country to receive for for they know his voice. And a himself a kingdom, and to return. stranger will they not follow, but

4. EMBLEMS. And he called histen servants,and will flee from him; for they know

BOWS AND ARNOWS. delivered themten pounds,andsaid not the voice of strangers. But 2 Kings xill, 14--19. Now Elisha unto them, Occupy till I coine. But be that is an hireling, and not tho was fallen sick of his sickness his citizen hated him, and sent a shepherd, whose own the sheep whereof nie died. And Joaslı the message after him, saying, We will are not, seeth the wolf coming, king of Israel came down unto but have this man to reign over I and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: I him, and wept over his face, and


sald, O my father, my father! the his feet were as the feet of a bear, weight, twenty shekels a day: chariot of Israel, and the horse and his mouth as the mouth of a from time to time shalt thou eat men thereof! And Emsha said lion: and the dragon gave him his it. Thou shalt drink also water unto him, Take bow and arrows: power, and his scat, and great by measure, the sixth part of an and he took unto him bow and authority. And I saw one of his hin: from time to time shalt thivu arrows. And he said to the king heads as it were wounded to drink. And thou shalt eat it as of Israel, Put thine hand upon the death; and bis deadly wound was barley cakes, and thou shalt bake bow: and he put his hand upon it: healed; and all the world won- it with dung that cometh out of and Elisha put his hands upon the dered after the beast.

man, in their right. And the king's hands. And be said, Open

LORD said, Even thus shall the the window eastward; and he


children of Israel eat their defiled opened it. Then Elisha said,

Zech. iv, 1-5, 11-14. And the bread among the Gentiles, Shoot: and he shot. And he said, angel that talked with me came

whither I will drive them. Then The arrow of the Lord's deliver again, and waked me, as a man

he said unto me, Lo, I have given ance, and the arrow of deliverance that is wakened out

of his sleep theo cow's dung for man's dung, from Syria; for thou shalt smito And said unto me, what seest and thou shalt prepare thy bread the Syrians in Aphek, till

thou thou? And I said, I have looked, therewith. have consumed them. And he and belold a candlestick all of said, Take the arrows: and he took gold, with a bowl upon the top of

Regal Crowx3. them. And he said unto the king it, and his seven lamps thereon, Zech. vi, 10, 11. Take of them of of Israel, Smite upon the grouod: and seven pipes to the seven the captivity, eren of Heldal, of and he smote thrice, and stayed. lamps which are upon the top Tobijali, and of Jedaiah, which And the man of God was wroth thereof; And two olive-trees by are come from Babylon, and como with him, and said, Thou should-it, one upon the right side of the thou the same day, and go into est lave smitten five or six times; bowl, and the other upon the left the house of Jusiah the sou of then hadst thou smitten Syria till side thereof. So I answered and Zephaniah; Then take silver and thou badst consumed it: whereas spake to the angel that talked guid, and make crowns, and set now thou shalt smito Syria but with me, saying, What are these, them upon the head of Joshua the thrice.

my lord? Then the angel that son of Josedech, the high priest. BOTTLES.

talked with me answered and

said unto me, Knowest thou not Jer, xiil, 12. Therefore thou shalt what these be? And I said, No,

ЕРІлн. speak unto them this word, Thus my lord. Then answered 1, and

Zech. v,5--10. Then the angel saith the LORD God of Israel, said unto him, what are these that talked with me went forth, Every bottle shall be filled with two olive-trees upon the right side and said unto me, Lift up now wine and they shall say unto of the candlestick, and upon the thine eyes, and see what is this thee, Do we not certainly know left side thereof? And I answered that goetli forth. And I said, that every bottle shall be filled again, and said unto him, What What is it?, And Le said, This is with wine?

ve these two olive-branches, which an ephah that gocth furth. Ho Jer. xix, 1, 10. Thus saith the through the golden pipes' empty said, moreover, This is their reLORD, Go and get a potter's the golden oil out of themselves ? semblance through all the earth. earthen bottle, and take of the And he answered me and said, and, behold, there was lifted up ancients of the people, and of the Knowest thou not what these bei a talent of lead: and this is a wao ancients of the priests. Then And I said, No, my lord. Then man that sitteth in the midst of shalt thou break the buttle in the said he, These are the two anoiu- the ephah. And be said, This is sight of the men that go with ted ones, that stand by the Lord Wickedness. And he cast it into thee. of the whole earth.

the midst of the ephalt; and he

cast the weight of lead upon the RAZOR CHARIOTS AND HORSES.

mouth thereof. Then lifted I up Ezek. v, 1, 3.-5. And thou, son of

mine eyes, and looked, and, be

Zech. vi, 4-8. Then I answered hold, there came out two women, man, take thee a sharp knife, take and said unto the angel that and the wind was in their wings; thee a barber's razor, and cause it talked with me, What are these: (for they had wings like the wings to pass upon thine head and upon my lord? And the angel answered of a stork;) and they lifted up the thy bearu; then take thee balances and said unto me, These are the ephah between the earth and the to weigh, and divide the hair. four spirits of the heavens, which heaven. Then said I to the anThou shalt also take thereof a few go forth from standing before the gel that talked with mo, Whither in number, and bind them in thy Lord of all the earth. The black do these bear the ephali? skirts. Then take of them again, horses which are therein go forth and cast them into the midst of the into the north country; and the *fire, and burn them in the fire; for white go forth after them; and

Flying Book. thereof shall a fire come forth tuto the grisled go forth toward the Zech. v, 1, 2. Then I turned, and all the bouse of Israel. Thus eouth country. And the bay went | lifted up mine eyes, and looked, saith the Lord God, This is Jeru: forth, and sought to go that they and, behold, a flying roll. And ho salem: I have set it in the midst might walk to and fro through the said unto me, What seest thou? of the nations and countries that earth: and he said, Get you hence, and I answered, I see a flying are round about her.

walk to and fro through the earth, | roll; the length thereof is tuenty

So they walked to and fro through cubits, and the breadth thereof COMPOUND ANIMAL. the earth. Then cried he upon ten cubits. Rev. xill, 1-3. And I stood upon me, and spake unto me, saying, the sand of the sea, and saw a Behold, these that go toward the

RIPE FRUIT. beast rise up out of the sea, having north couutry have quieted my

Jer. xxiv, 1--3. le LORD shewseven heads and ten horns, and spirit in the north country.

ed me, and, behold, two baskets upon bis horns ten crowns, and

of figs were set before the templo upon his heads the name of blas


of the LORD, after that Nebuchad. phemy. And the beast which I Ezek. iv, 10--13, 15. Thy meat rezzar king of Babylon liad saw was like unto a leopard, and I which thou shalt eat shal de by carried away captive Joconiah the son of Jeholakim king of it; and, behold, the girdle was years for a sign and wonder npon Judah, and the princes of Ju lah, marred, it was profitable for Egypt and upon Ethiopia; so with the carpenters and smiths, nothing.

shall the king of Assyria lead from Jerusalem, and bad brought

away the Egyptians prisoners, and them to Babylon. One basket HORKS AND CARPENTERS. the Ethiopians captives, young had very good figs, even like the

Zech, I, 18-20. Then lifted I up and old, naked and barefoot, even 0,58 that are first ripe; and the mine eyes, and saw, and behold with their buttocks uncovered, to other basket had very naughty four horns. And I said unto the the shame of Egypt. figs, which could not be eaten, angel that talked with me, What they were so bad. Then said the be these? And he answered me,

PLUMB-LINE. LORD unto me, What seest thou, These are the horns which havo Amos vii, 7, 8. Thus he showed Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the scattered Judah, Israel, good figs, very good; and the evil, Jerusalem. Aud the LORD shew- upon a wall made by a plumb-line,

and me; and, behold, the LORD stood very evil, that cannot be eaten, ed me four carpenters.

with a plumb-line in his hand. they are so evil.

And the LORD said unto me, Amos viii, 1. 2. This hath the EQUESTRIAN SCENE. Amos, what seest thou? And i Lord God shewed vato me; and behold a basket of summer-fruit. and behold a man riding upou á the LORD, Relold, I will set a

Then said Zech. 1, 8-11. I saw by night, said, A plomb-line. And hesaid, Amos, what seest thou? red horse, and he stood among plumb-line in the midst of my And I said, A basket of summer- tbe myrtle-trees that were in the people Israel, I will not again pass fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, bottom; and behind him were by them any more. The end is come upon my people there red horses, speckled, and of Isra: 1; I will not again pass by white. Then said i, o my lord,

REMOVING FURNITURE. them any more.

what are these? And the angel Ezek. xii, 3--5. Therefore, thou

that talked with me said unto me, son of man, prepare thee stuff for CONFINED POSTURE.

I will slew tliee what these be removing, and remove by day in Ezek. iv, 4-8. Lie thou also and the man that stood among their sight; and thou shalt renove upon thy left side, and lay the the myrtle-trees answered and from thy place to another place in iniquity of the house of Israel sald, These are they whom the their siglit: it may be they will upon it: according to the number Lord hath sent to walk to and fro consider, though they be a rebelof the days that thou shalt lie through the earth. And they lious house. Then shalt thou upon it thou shalt bear their answered the angel of the LORD bring forth thy stuff by day in iniquity. For I have laid upon that stood among the myrtle their sight, as stuff for removing: theu the years of their iniquity, trees, and said, We have walked and thou shalt go forth at even in according to the number of the to an I fro througl the earth, and, their sight, as they that go furth days, three hundred and ninety behold, all the earth sitteth still, into captivity. Dig thou through days: so shalt thou bear the ini. and is at rest.

the wall in their sight, and carry quity of the house of Israel. And

out thereby when thou hast accomplished

SUBMERSION. thein, lle aguiu on thy right side, Jer. xliii, 9. Take great stones

PLAN OF A SIEGE. and thou shalt bear the iniquity in thine hand, and hide them in of the house of Ju jah forty days: the clay in the brick-kiln, which man, take thee a tile and lay it

Ezek. iv, 1, 2. Thou also, son of I have appointed thee each day is at the entry of Pharaoli's house before thee, and portray upon it for a year. Therefore thou shalt in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the the city, even Jerusalem: And set thy face toward the siege of men of Judah.

lay siege against it, and bulld a Jerusalem, and thine arm shall

Jer. li, 61-64. And Jeremiah fort aguiust it, and cast a mound be uncovered, and thou shalt said to Seraiah, When thou comest against it; set the camp also prophesy against it. And, be to Babylon, and shalt see, and against it, and set battering-rams hold, I will lay bands upon thee, shalt read all these words, Then against it round about. and thou shalt not turn thee from shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast one side to another, till thivu bast spoken against this place, to cut it ended the days of thy siege.

off, that none shall remain in it,
neither man nor beast, but that it

Jer. 1, 11, 12. Moreover, the

shall be desolate for ever. And word of the Lord came unto me, Jer. zill, 1-7. Thus salth the it shall be, when thou hast made saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? Lord unto me, Go, and get thee a an end of reading this book, that And I said, I see a rod of an linen girdle, and put it upon thy thou shalt bind a stone to it, and almond-tree. Then said the LORD Luins, and put it not in water. So cast it into the midst of Euphrates: unto me, Thou hast will seen: for I got a girdle, according to the And thou shalt say, Thus shali 1. will hasten my word to perform

it. word of the LORD, and put it on Babylon siuk, and shall not rise

Ezek. xxxvII, 16, 17. Moreover, my lving. And the word of the from the evil that I will bring LORD came unto me the second upon her, and they shall be weary. thou son of man, take thee one tiine, saying, Take the girdle that Thus far are the words of Jere- stick, and write upon it, for thou hast gut, which is upon thy miah.

Judah, and for the children of loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, Rev. xvill, 21. And a mighty

Israet his companions: And join and bide it there in a hole of the angel took up a stone like a great them one to another into one rock. So I went, and hid it by millstone, and cast it into the sea, stick; and they shall become one Euplirates, as the Lord command saying, Thus with violence shall in thine hand. ed me. And it came to pass after that great city Babylon be thrown Zech. xi, 7, 10, 11, 14. And I will many days, that the LORD said down, and shall be found no more feed the flock of slaughter, even unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, at all.

you, O poor of the Rock.

And I and take the girdle from thence,

took unto me two staves; the one which I commanded thee to bide


I called Beauty, and the other I there. Then I went to Euphrates, Isa. XX, 3,4. And the LORD said, called Bands; and I fed the flock. and digged, and took the girdle Like as my servaut Isaiah hath And I took my staff, eren Beauty, from the place where I had hid I walked naked and baretoot three and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had, upon the mountains, and all the me against him, to destroy him made with all the people. And it valleys with thy height. I will without cause. And Satan anwas broken in that day: and so the also water with thy blood the land swered the LORD, and said, Skin poor of the flock that waited upon wherein thou swimmest, eren to for skin; yea, all that a man bath me knew that it was the word of the mountains, and the rivers shall will be give for his life:

But put the LORD. Then I cut asuuder be full of thee.

forth thine hand, now,and touch his mine other staff, eren Bands, that

bone and his flesh, and he will I might break the brotherhood

CUP OF Wixe.

curse thee to thy face. And the between Judah and Israel.

Jer. xxv, 15--17. For thus saith LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he

the Lord God of Israel unto me; is in thine hand; but save his ille. VINE TREE.

Take the wine-cup of this fury at So went Satan forth from the preEzekiel xv, 2--5. Son of man, my hand, and cause all the nations, sence of the Lord, and smote Job What is the vine-tree more than to whom I send thee, to drink it with sore boils from the sole of Lia any tree, or than a branch which and they shall drink, and be fool unto his crown, is among the trees of the forest? moved, and be mad, because of Shall wood be taken thereof to do the sword that will send among HEAVEN IN COUNCIL. any work? or will men take a pin them. Then took I the cop at the

1 Kings xxii, 15-21. So he came of it to hang any vessel thereon ? Lord's hand, and made all the 'to the king. And the king said Behold, it is cast into the fire for nations to drink, unto whom tho unto him, Micaiah, shall we go fuel; the fire devoureth both the Lord had sent mo.

against Ranioth-gilead to battle, ends of it, and the midst of it is

or shall we forbear? And he burnt. Is it meet for any work?


answered him, Go, and prosper: Behold, when it was whole, it was

Jer. xxvii, 2. 3. Thus sayeth the for the LORD shall deliver it into meet for no work; how much less Lord to me;' Make thee bonds and the band of the king. And the shall it be meet yet for any work, yokes, and put them upon thy king said unto him, How many when the fire hath devoured It, neck,' And send them to the king times shall I adjure ihee that thou and it is burned?

of Edom, and to the king of Moab, tell me nothing but that which is Ezek. xix, 10-14. Thy mother is and to the king of the Ammonites, true in the name of the LORD! like a vine in thy blood, planted and to the king of Tyrus, and to And he said, I saw all Israel scatby the waters: she was fruitful, the king of Zidon, by the hand oftered upon the hills, as sheep thal and full of branches, by reason of the messengers which come to have not a shepherd; and the many waters. And she had strong Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of LORD said, These have no master; rods for the sceptres of them that Judah.

let them return every man to his bare rule, an l her stature was exalted among the thick branches,


house in peace. And the king of

Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, Did and she appeared in her height


I not tell thee that he would prowith the multitude of her bran

PRESENCE OF SATAN. phesy no good concerning me, ches. But she was plucked up in Job i, -- 12. Now there was a but evil? And he said, Hear thon fury, she was cast down to the day when the sons of God came to therefore the word of the LORD: ground, and the east wind dried present themselves before the 1 saw the Lord sitting on his up her fruit; hier strong rods were Lord, and Satan came also among throne, and all the best of heaven broken and 'withered, the fire con- them. And the Lord said unto standing by him on liis right hand, sumed them. And now she is Satan, Whence comest thou? Then and on his left.

And the LORD planted in the wilderness, in a dry Satan answered the Lord, and said, who shall per-uade Alab, and tbirsty ground. And fro is said, From going to and fro in the that he may go up and full at gone out of a rod of her branches, earth, and from walking up and Ramoth-gilead? And one said on which bath devoured her fruit, so down in it. And the LORD said this manner, and another said on that she hath no strong rod to be unto Satan, Ilast thou considered that manner. And there camo a sceptre to rule. This is a lamen- my servant Job, that there is none forth a spirit, and stood before tation, and shall be for a lamenta- like him in the earths, a perfect the Lord, and said, I will pertion.

and an upright man, one that suade him. THE WITALE.

feareth God, and eschewetb evil? Exck. xxxii, 1.-6. And it came to Then Satan answered the LORD,

JOSHUA AND Satan. pass in the twelfth year, in the and said, Doth Job fear God for Zech. ili, 1, 3-5. And he shewed twelfth month, iu tho first day of nought? Ilast not thou made an me Joshua the bigh priest standthe month, that the word of the hedge about him, and about his ing belore the angel of the Lord, Lond came unto me, saying, Son house, and about all that he bath and Satan standing at his right of man, take up a lamentation for on every side? thou hast blessed hand to resist him. Now Joshua Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say the work of his lands, and his sub- was clothed with filthy garments, unto him, Thou art like a young stance is increased in the land: and stood before the angel. And lion of the nations, and thou art as

But put forth thine hand now, and he answered and spako unto a whale in the seas; and thou touch all that lie hath, and he will those that stood before him, saycamest forth with thy'rivers, and curse thee to thy face. And the ing, take away the filthy garments troubledst the waters with thy feet, LORD 8 id uuto satan, Behold, all from him. And unto him he said, and foule Ist their rivers. Thus that he bath is in thy power; only Behold, I have caused thing saith the Lord God, I will there upon himself put not forth thine iniquity to pass from thee, and I fore spread out my net over thee hand. So Satan went forth from will clothe thee with change of with a company of many people; the presence of the LORD. raiment. And I said, Let them and they shall bring thee up in Job ii, 3-7. And the LORD said set a fair mitre upon his head. my not. Then will I leave thee unto Sutan, Hast thou considered so they set a fair mitre upon his upon the land, will cast thee my servant Job, that there is none Head, and clothed bim with garforih upon the open field, and will like him in the earth, a perfect ments. And the angel of the cause all the fowls of the heaven and an upright man, one that LORD stood by. to remain upop theo, and I will fill feareth God, and escheweth evil? the beasts of the whole earth with and still he holdeth fast his in

6. RIDDLES. thee. And I will lay thy Desh | tegrity, although thou movedst Judges xiv. 14--18. And he said

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