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Balaam, and put a word in his all this vision, 80 did Nathan shall go for his life, and thy peomouth, and said, Go again unto speak unto David.

ple for his people. Balak, and say thus. And when

Isa. xxi, 10. () my threshing, 2 Kings ii, 10. And he said, he came to him, behold, he stood and the corn of my floor: that Thou hust asked a hard thing: by his burnt-offering, and the which I have heard of the LORD nevertheless, if thou see me when I princes of Moab with him. And of hosts, the God of Israel, have I am taken from thee, it shall be Balak said unto him, What declared unto you.

so unto thee; but if not, it'shall hath the LORD spoken? And ho took up his parable, and said, the LORD, stand

'in the court of
Jer. XXVI, 2, 12, 13. Thus saith not be so.

Jer. xxviil, 6, 6. Then the proRise up, Balak, and hear; hear

the LORD's house, and speak onto phet Jeremiah said unto the proken unto me, thou son of Zippor: all the cities of Judah, which come phet Hananiah

in the presence of Bnt Balaam answered and said

to worship in the LORD's house, the priests, and in presence of unto Balak, Told not I thee, say - all the words that I command all the people that stood in the ing, all that the Lord speaketh thee to speak unto them; diminish house of the LORD, Even the that I must do? And Balak said

not a word. Then spake Jere- prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring theo anto another miah unto all the princes, and to the Lord do so; the Lord perplace; peradventure it will please all the people, saying, The LORD form thy words which thou hast

sent me to prophesy against this prophesied, to bring again the God that thou mayest curse me house, and against this city, all vessels of the Lord's house, and them from thence.

the words that ye have heard. all that is carried away captive, Num. xxiv, 12, 18. And Balaam Therefore now amend your ways from Babylon into this place. said unto Balak, Spake I not also and your doings, and obey the to thy messengers, which thouvoice of the LORD your God; and of man, thus saith the Lord God

Ezek. vil, 2, 5-7. Also, thou son sentest unto me, saying, if Balak the LORD will repent him of the would give me his house full of evil that he bath pronounced the end is come npon the four

unto the land of Israel, An end, silver and gold, I cannot go be- against you.

corners of the land. Thus saith. yond the commandment of the Lord, to do either good or bad. of prophet said unto them, I have evil, behold, is come. An end is

Jer. xlii, 4.'Then Jeremiah the the Lord God, An evil, an only mine own mind; but what the

heard you; behold, I will pray come, the end is (ome: it watchLORD saith, that will I speak?

unto the LORD your God accord- eth for thee; behold, it is come. Num. xxix, 40. And Moses tolding to your words; and it shall The morning is come unto thee, the children of Israel according come to pass, that whatsoever o thon that dwellest in the land: to all that the LORD commanded thing the LORD shall answer yon, the time is come, the day of Moses.

I will declare it unto you; I will trouble is near, and not the sound1 Sam. ili, 15-18. And Samuel keep nothing back from you. ing again of the mountains. lay until the morning, and opened Ezek. ill, 10, 11. Moreover, he Ezek. xii, 22-28. Son of man, the doors of the house of the said unto me, son of man, all my what is that proverb that ye have LORD. And Samuel feared to words that I shall speak unto in the land of Israel, saying, The shew Ell the vision. Then Elithee receive in thine heart, and days are prolonged, and every called Samuel, and said, Samuel, hear with thine ears. And go, vision faileth? Tell' them theremy son. And he answered, Here get

thee to them of the captivity, fore, Thas saith the Lord God, I am I. And he said, What is the unto the children of thy people, will make this proverb to cease, thing that the LORD hath said and speak unto them, and tell and they shall no more use it as a unto thee? I pray thee hide it not them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, proverb in Israel; but say unto from me: God do so to thee, and whether they will

hear, or them, The days are at hand, and more also, if thou hide any thing whether they will forbear. the effect of every vision. For from me of all the things that he said unto thee.. And Samuel told them of the captivity all the vision nor flattering divination

Ezek. XI, 25. Then I spake unto there shall be no more any vain from him. And he said, it is the things that the Lord had shewed within the house of Israel. For I

am the LORD: I will speak, and LORD; let him do what seemeth

V. him good.

the word that I shall speak shall

come to pass; it shall be no more 1 Sam. xv, 16. Then Samuel CERTAINTY OF FULFIL

prolonged: for in your days, O said unto Saul, Stay, and I will

MENT.

rebellious house, will I say the tell thee what the LORD hath said

1 Sam. ii, 12. In that day I will word, and will perform it, saith to me this night. And he said perform against Eli all things the Lord Gov. Again the word unto bim, Say on.

which I bave spoken concerning of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 Sam. vii, 17. According to all his house: when I begin, I will Son of man, behold, they of the

house of Israel say, The vision these words, and according to all also make an end.

that he seeth is for many days to this vision, so did Nathan speak 1 Kings xiii, 32. For the saying unto David. which he cried by the word of the come, and be prophesieih of the

times that are far off. Therefore

, 1 Kings xxll, 13, 14. And the and against all the houses of the say unto them, Thus saith the messenger that was gone to call high places which are in the cities

Lord God. There shall none of Macalah, spake unto him, saying, of Samaria, shall surely come to my words be prolonged any more; Behold now, the words of the pro- pass. phets declare good unto the king

spoken shall be done, saith the with one mouth; let thy word, I and took the ashes away from his

1 Kings XX, 41, 42. And he hasted, Lord God. pray thee, be like the word of one

Ezek. xxxiii, 33. And when this of them, and speak that which is face; and the king of Israel discometh to pass, (lo, it will come,) good. And Micaiah said, as the cerned him tbat he was of the then shall they know that a proLORD liveth, what the

Lord saith prophets. And lie said unto him, phet hall been among them. imto me, that will I speak.

Thus saith the LORD, Because

thou hast let go out of thy bond a Dan, ix, 2. In the first year of 1 Chron. xvii, 15. According to man whom I appointed to utier his reign,'1 Daniel understood by all these words, and according to destruction, therefore thy life books the number of the yoars,

me.

whereof the word of the LORD) | son Segub, according to the word said, Behold, thou shalt scott came to Jeremiah the propbet of the LORD, which he spake by with thine eves, but shalt not eat that he would accomplish seventy Joshua the son of Non.

thereut. And so it fell ont unto years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

1 Kings Il. 27. 8o Solomon rim: for the people trode ypun

thrust out Ablathar from being him in the gate, and le diod. Hab. ii, 3, 4. For the vision is prieat unto the Lorn; that he 2 Kings ix, 25, 26. Then said yet for an appointed time, but at iniglit fulni the word of the LORD, Jehu to Bidkar liis captain), Take the end it shall speak, and not lie: which he spake concerning the up, and cast him in the portion of though it tarry, wait for it; be- house of Eli in Shiloh.

the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: cause it will surely coine, it will

1 Kings xiii, 1, 2. And, behold. for remember how that, when I pot tarry. Behold, bis soul which there came a man of God ont of and thou rode togetler after is lifted up is not npright in bim: Judah by the word of the LORD Abab his father, the LORD laid but the just shall live by his upto Beth-el: and Jeroboam sted this borden upon him; Suely ! faith.

by the altar to burn incense. have seen yesterday the blood of Matth. Xill, 16, 17. But blessed And he cried against the altar in Naboth, and the blood of his are your eyes, for they see; an i the Word of the LORD, and said, o sons, saith the LORD and I will yoor eary, for they hear. For altar, altar! thus saith the LORD, requite thee in this plat, saith the verily I say unto you, That many Behold, a child shall be born upto Lond. Now therefore take and prophets and righteous men have the house of David, Josiah by cast him into the plat of ground, desired to see those things which name: and upon thee shall he according to the word of the ye see, and have not seen them; fer the priests of the high places

LURD. aud to hear those things which yo that barn incense upon thee, and 2 Kings xiv, 25. Ile restored the bear, and have not beard them men's bones shall be burnt upou coast of Israel, from the entering Acts xi, 27-30. And in these thee.

of Hamath unto the seat of the days came prophets from Jerusa- 1 Kings xv, 29. 30. And it came plain, according to the word of the lem unto Antioch. And there

to pass, when he reigned, that he LORD God of Israel, whiab he stood up one of them named smote all the house of Jeroboam; spake by the hand of l;is servant Agabus, and signified by the be left not to Jeroboam any that Jonah, the son of Amittal, the Spirit that there should be great breathed, until he bail destroyed prophet, which was of Gatlidearty throughout all the world: him, according unto the saying of bepler. which canie to pass in the days of the LORD, which le spake by bis 2 Kings xv, 12. This 100s the ClandinsCesar. Then the disciples, servant 'Alijah the Shilonite: word of the LORD which he spake every man according to his ability, Because of the sins of Jeroboam onto Jelin, saying, Thy sons shall determined to send relief unto the which he sinned, and which he sit on the throne of Israel unto brethren which welt in Juilea: nade Israel sin, by lis provocat the fourth generation. And so it Which also they dil, and sent it tiun wherewith be provoked the came to pass. to the elders by the hands of LORD God of Israel to anger.

2 Kings xxiii, 16. And as Josiah Barnabus and Saul.

1 Kings xvi, 12, 13. Thus dla turned himself, be spied the dcts xxi, 4, 10. 11. And finding zimri vestroy all the house of sepulclires that were there in the disciples, we arried thero se*veu

Baasha, according to the word of mount, and sent, and took the days who said to Paul through the Lord. which he spake against bones out of the sepulchres, and the Spirit, that he should not go Baasha by Jehu tlie prophet; For burned them upon the aitar, and up to Jerusalem. And as we tarrted there many days, thero

all the sins of Baasha, and the polluted it accurding to the word ins of Elah bis son, by wlich

of the LRD, which the man o came down from Jadea a certain they sinned, and by which they God proclaimed, who proclaimed propliet, named Agabris. when he was come unto us, be Lord God of Israel to anger with

made Israel to sin,inprovoking the these words. tovk Paulx girdle, and bound his their vanities.

Lessoxs. own hands and feet, and said, Thas saith the Holy Ghost, Su 1 Kings xxii, 37, 39. So the

Josh. xxili, 15. Therefore it shall shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind king diol, and was brought to come to pass, that as ali good the man that ownetli This virille, Samaria; and they buried the king ::ings are cume upon you, which and shall deliver him into the in Samaria, And one washed the the LORD your God proinise you; hands of the iontiles.

chariot in the pool of Samaria; So shall the LORD bring upon you Reo xxli, 6. And he said unto

in the dogs licked np his blood all evil things, until he have deme, Tuese sayings are littiifui find they washed his ariver, I stroyed you from off this good au: true; and the Lord lioclof the according onto the word of the land which the LORD your God

hath given you. holy prophets sent his nigel 10 LORD which he spake. Bhew anto his servants the thing the people went out, and spoilersee all this: and will not ye de

2 Kings yil, 16, 17, 19, 20. Add I a. xlviii, 6,7. Thou hast heard, which must shortly bo dove.

the tents of the Syrians. So a clare il I have showed thee new INSTANCES.

Ineasure of fine flour was sold for things from this time, even hidden Joshua ri, 26

a shekel, and two ineasures of things, and thou didst not know And Joshua a1. Baries for a shekel, aceiling to thein. They are created now, and jured them at that time, saying, the word of the Lo D. And the not from the beginning, even Cursed be the man before the king appointed the lord, on whose before the day when thou heard. Loro that riseth up and builleth and be leanedd, to have iheest them not; lest thou shouldest this cty Jerici:; be shall lay be charge of the gate and the people say, Behold, I kuew them. foundation ibre la bis first true upou tuin in the galu, and born, and in his youngest son 1:e dier as the man of God bad LORD, Like as I have brouglit all

Jer, xxxll, 42. For thus saith the shall he starihe gion of it.

1 Kings 11, 24. in his day, did pinie down to him. And that lors this great evil upon this people, !licl th Bethelite minilal Joriclio: suswered tho inan of God, and

so will I bring upon them all the he laid the foundation thereol in Buit, Now, bchuld, is the LORD good that I have promised them. Abirara his Orat-born, and set up should make windows in heaven, Zech. I, 6. But my words and the gates thereof in his youngost' might such a thing be? And be my statutes, which I commanded my gervants the prophets, did Rev. xl, 2, 3. But the court which that there was niyor a son left they not tikelolll of your fathers? is without the temple leave ont, hin, save Jeboahaz, the youngest and they returned and sild, Like and measure it not; for it is given of his sons. as the LORD of hosts thought to unto the Gentiles; and the holy Ps. Ixxiv, 9. We see not our do unto us, according to onr way, city shall they tread under foot signs; there is no more any proand according to our doings, 80 forty and two months. And Iphet: neither is there among us hatli le dealt with us. will give power unto my two

any that knoweth how long. 1 Peter I, 10-12. Or which salyn-witnesses, and they shall pro

Prov. xxix, 18. Where there is tion the prophets have enquired phesy a thousand two hundred and searched diligently. who pro- and threescuro days, clothed in he that keepeth the law, liappy

no vision, the people prish: but pliesie of the grace that should sackcloth.

is he. come unto you: Searching what, Rev. xil, 6, 14. And the woman

Jer. Vi, 27. I hive set thee for or what manner of time, the fled into the wiklerness, where Spirit of Christ which was in them she hath a place prepared of God, a tower and a fortress among my did signify, when it testineid that they should feed her there a people, that thou mayest know

and try their way. beforehand the sufferings of thousand two hundred and threeChrist, and the glory that should score diys. And to the woman

Hosea vi. 5. 6. Therefore havo follow. Unto whom it was reveal- were given two wings of a great I hewed them by the prophets; ed, that not unto themselves, but eagle, that she might fly into the I bave slain thein by the words onto us, they did minister the wilderness, into her place; where of my mouth: and thy judgments things which are now reported she is nourished for a time, and are as the light that poeth forth. unto you by them that have htiines, and half a time, from the For ! sired mercy, aul not preached the gospel unto you with face of the serpent.

sacrifice; and the knowledge of the Holy Ghost sent down froin

Rev. xiii, 5, 18. And there was

God more than burut-offeriu,s. leaveu; wluch things the angels given unto him a mouth speaking desire to look intu. great things, and blasphemies;

SCHOOLS OF THE PRO: and power was given unto him to

PHETS. SPECIAL PROPHETIC contiunte forty and two months. 2 Kings il, 3-7. And the sons of PERIODS.

lleru is wisdom. Let him that the prophets that were at Beth-el Dan. vii, 25. And he shall speak number of the beast: for it is the unto him. Knowest thon that the

hath nnderstanding count the came forth to Elisha, and said great won's against the inost iligh, and shall wear out the stints number of a man; and his number LORD will take away thy master of the most Ilight, and think to

is six hundred' threescore and from thy head to-tlay? And ho

six. change times and laws; and they

said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your

VI. shall be given into his liani, un

peace. And Elijalı said unto him, til a time and times, and the PROPHECY TUE MEANS OF Elisha, tarry bers. I pray tite; dividing of time.

for the LORD bath sent me to KNOWLEDGE UNDER THE

Jericho. And be said, As the Dan viil, 13. 14. Then I heard one FORMER DISPENSATION.

LORD liveth, and as thy soul saint speaking, and another saint

1 Samlli, 1. And the child liveth, I will not leave thee. So slid unto that certain saint which Sam el ministered unto the LORD they came to Jericho. And the spike. How long shall be the belore Eli. And the word of the sons of the prophets that were at vision concerning the daily sacri. LORD WAN preci us in those days; Jericho came tv Elis'ta, and said fice, ani the transgression of there was no vpen vision.

unto bin, Knowest thou that the desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodd.-n

1 Chron. xxi, 12-17. And there LORD will take away thy master under foot? And he sull nuto came a writin; t., bim from Elijah from thy lead to-cay? And he me, Unto two thousand and three

the prophet, saying, Thus saith answered, Yea, I know it; hold hundred days; then shall the

the LORD God of David thy father, ye your peace. And Elijah said sanctuary be cleansed.

Because thou hast not walked in unto him, Tarry, I pray thee,

the ways of Jehoshaphat thy here; for the Lord hath sent iné Dan xií, 6, 7, 11-13. And one said father, nor in the ways of Asa

to Jordan. And he said, As the to the man clothed in linen, which king of Judai, But bast walked LORD liveth, and as thy soul liv. was upon the waters of the river, in the way of the kings of Israel, eth, will not leave thee.

And How long shall it be to the end utan! hast made Judah and the they two went on.

And fifty these wonders? And I learnt the intuibilants of Jerusalem to go a men of the sous of the prophets man clothed in liven, which was whoring, like to the whioredums went, and stood to view afar off: upon the waters of the river. of the house of Ahab, and also and they twu stood by Jordan, when be held up his right band hast slain thy brethren of thy and bis left hand unto heaven, tather's house, which were better PROPHETESSES. and swaru by him that liveth for than thyself: Behold, with a great

20. Ant Miriam tho ever, that it slull be for a time, plague will the LORD smite thy prophetess, the sister of Aaron, times, and an hall; and when he people, and thy children, and thy took a timbrel in ber land; and shall have accomplished to scatter wives, and all thy gouds; And all the women went out after her the power of the holy people, all thou shalt hare great sickness by these things shall be finished. deise of thy bowels, until thy

with timbrels and with dances. And from the time that the daily bowe s fill out by reason of the

Judges iv, 4,5. And Deborih, a sacrifice shall be taken away, and sickness day by day. Moreover, propbetess, the wite of Lapiduth, the abomination that maketh the LORD stirred up against she judged Israel at that time. desolate set up, there shall be a Jelioram the spirit of the Phil- And she dwelt under the palmthousand two hundred and ninety Istines, and of the Arabians,

tree of Deborah, between Ramah days. Blessed is he that waiteth, that were near the Ethiopians: and Betl-el in mount Eplıraim: and cometh to the thousand thrib And thiey came up into Judah, and the children of Israel camo hun Ired and live and thirty days und brake foto it, and carried up to her for judgment. But go thou thy waly ill the end away all ihe substance that was 2.Kings xxt1,14 15. So Hilkiah the be: for thou shall rest, and stand tound ia the king's house, and priest, and Ahikum, und Achbor, in ily loi at thu end of the days. his sons also, and his wives; 8o and shapban, and 'Asabiaus, went

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unto Holdah the prophetess, the I have not made ead; and strength- , them by Afty in a cave, and fed wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, ened the hands of the wicked, them with bread and water.) the son of Harhas, keeper of the that be should not return from his

2 Kings il, 15. And when the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jeru- wicked way, by promising him salem in the college;) and they life. Therefore ye shall see no to view at Jericho, saw him, they

sons of the prophets, which were communed with her. said unto them, Thus saith the tions: for I will deliver my people said, The spirit of Elijah doth LORD God of Israel, Tell the man out of your hand; and

ye shall rest on Elisha. And they came that sent you to me. know that I am the LORD.

to meet him, and bowed them

selves to the ground before him. 2 Chron. xxxiv, 22, 23. And Rev. ii, 20. Notwithstanding I Hílkiah, and they' that the king have a few things against thee, there shall' fall unto the earth

* 2 Kings x, 10. Know now that had appointed, went to Huldah because thou sufferest that woman the prophetess, the wife of Shal- Jezebel, which calleth hersell a nothing of the word of the LORD, lumn the son of Tikvath, the son of prophetess, to teach and to seduce the house of Ahab: for the LORD

which the LORD spake concerning Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; my servants to commit fornica(now she dwelt in Jerusalem in tion, and to eat things sacrificed hath done that which he spake by

his servant Elijah. the college;) and they spake to unto idols. her to that effect. And she ans

2 Chron. xxvi, 5. And he sought wered them, Thus saith the LORD

PROPHETS UNDER THE

God in the days of Zechariah, who God of Israel, Tell ye the man

had understanding in the visions

NEW TESTAMENT. that sent you to me.

of God; and as long as he sought Isa. viii, 3. And I went unto the

Acts xv, 32. And Judas and the LORD, God made him to prosprophetess; and she conceived, Silas, being prophets also them- per. and bare a son: then said the selves, exhorted the brethren with

Jer. xxxix, 11, 12. Now NebuchadLORD to me, Call his name Maher- many words, and confirmed them. rezzar king of Babylon gave shalal-hash-baz.

Rom. xii, 6. Having then gifts Nebuzar-adan the captain of the

charge concerning Jeremiah to Luke 11, 36, 37. And there was differing

according to the grace guard, saying, Take him, and daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe phecy, let us prophesy according harm; but do unto him even as of Aser: she was of a great age; to the proportion of faith.

he shall say unto thee. and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity, after charity, and desire spiritual loose thee[Jeremiah] this dayfrom 1 Cor. xiv, 1-3, 29-33. Follow

Jer. xl, 4, 5. And now, behold, I And slie was a widow of about gifts, but rather that ye may pro- the chains which were upon thino fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, an unknown tongue speaketh not hand, mif it seem good unto thies but served God with fastings and unto men, but unto God: for no prayers night and day. Acts xxi, 9. And the same man in the spirit he speaketh mys to come with me into Babylon, man understandeth him; howbeit come, and I will look well unto

thee: but if it seem ill unto thee bad four daughters, virgins, which teries. But he

that prophesieth forbear: behold, all the land is did prophesy.

speaketh unto men to edification, before thee; whither it seemeth

and exhortation, and comfort. Let Ezek. xiii, 17-23. Likewise, thou the prophets speak two or three, good and convenient for thee to son of man, set thy face against and let the other judge. If any go, thither go. Now, while he

was not yet gone back, he said, the daughters of thy people,

which thing be revealed to another that prophesy out of their own heart; sitteth by, let the first hold his Go back also to Gedaliah the son and prophesy thou against them, peace. For ye may all prophesy one of shikam, the son of Shaphan, Aud say, Thus saith the Lord by one, that all may learn, and all whom the king of Babylon hath may be comforted.

made governor over the cities of

And the God; Woe to the women that sew

Judah,

and dwell with him among pillows to all arm-boles, and make spirits of the prophets are subject l,the people

; or go wheresoever it kerchiefs upon the head of every the author of confusion, but

of seemeth convenient unto thee to hunt the souls of my people, and peace, as in all churches of the go. So the captain of the guard saints.

gave him victuals and a reward, will ye save the souls alive that

and let him go. ou? And will ye

Acts xxvi, 27. King Agrippa, pollute me ainong my people for THE PROPIIETS RESPECTED. bandfuls of barley, and for pieces

1 Sam, iii, 19, 20. And Samuel know that thou believest.

believest thou the prophets? of bread, to slay the souls that grew, and the LORD was with him, should not die, and to save the and did let none of his words fall souls alive that should not live, to the ground. And all Israel,

BUT SOMETIMES HATED by your lying to my people that from Dan even to Beersheba,

AND PERSECUTED. hear your lies? Wherefore thus knew that Samuel was establish- 1 Kings xxii, 7-9, 24-27. And saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I am ed to be a prophet of the LORD. Jehoshaphat said, Is there not against your pillows, wherewith ye there bunt the souls to make

1 Sam. 1x, 6. And he said unto here a prophet of the LORD bethem fly, and I will tear them him, Behold now, there is in this sides, that we might enquire of

him? And the king of Israel said from your arms, and will let the city a man of God, and he is an souls go, even the souls that ye cometh surely to pass: now let us honourable man; alí that he saith unto Jehoshaphat, There is yet

one man, Micaiah the son of hunt to make them fly. Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and de- go thither; peradventure he can Imlah, by whom wo may enquire liver my people out of your hand, shew us our way that we should of the LORD: but I hate him; for go.

he doth not prophesygood concernand they shall be no more in your

ing me, but evil. And Jehoshahand to be honted; and ye shall 1 Kings xviii, 4. For it was so, phat said, Let not the king say know that I am the LORD. Be- when Jezebel cut off the prophets so. Then the king of Israel called cause with lies ye have made the of the LORD, that Obadiah took an officer, and said, Hasten hither heart of the righteous sad, whom an hundred prophets, and bid Micaluh the son of Imlah. But

come unto

son;

Zolekiah the son of Chonaanahmad, and maketh himself a pro-1 of the LORD arose against hle went near, and smote Micaiah on phet, that thou shouldest put him people, till there was no remedy. the cheek, and said, which way in prison, and in the stocks. Now Therefore he brought upon them went the Spirit of the LORD from therefore whyhast thou not reprov- the king of the Chaldees, who mo to speak unto thee? And ed Jeremiah of Anathoth, which slew their young men wit the Micaiah said, Behold, thou shals maketh himself a prophet to you? sword in the house of their sana see in that day, when thou shalt For therefore he sent unto us in tuary, and had no compassion go into an inner chamber to hide Babylon, saying, This captivity is upon young man or maiden, old thyself. And the king of Israel long: bulld ye houses, and dwell man, or him that stooped for age; said, Take Micaiah, and carry in them; and plant gardens, and he gave them all into his hand. bim back unto Amon the governor eat the fruit of them. And Zephof the city, and to Joash the king's aniah the priest read this letter in

Jer. xx, 3, 4. And it came to And say, Thus saith the the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. pass on the morrow, that Pashur king, Put this fellow in the prison,

brought forth Jeremiah out of

Jer. xxxii, 2, 3. For then the the stocks. Then said Jeremiah and feed him with bread of afflicking of Babylon's army besieged unto him. The LORD hath not tion, and with water of affliction, Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the pro- called thy name_Pashar, but until I come in peace.

phet was shut up in the court of Magor-missabib. For thus saith 2 Chron. xviii, 17, 25, 26. And the prison, which was in the king the LORD, Behold, I will make the king of Israel said to Jeho- of Judah's house. For Zedekiah thee a terror to thyself, and to all shaphat, Did I not tell thee that king of Judah had shut him up, thy friends; and they shall fall by he would not prophesy good unto saying, Wherefore dost thou pro- the sword of their enemies, and me, but evil? Then the king of phesy, and say, Thus saith the thino oyes shall behold it: and I Israel said, Take ye Micaiah, and LORD, Behold, I will give this city will give all Judah into the band carry him back to Amon the into the hand of the king of Baby- of the king of Babylon, and he governor of the city, and to Joa hlon, and he shall take it.

shall carry them captive into the king'? son: Ard say, Thus Ezek. Iil, 25, 26. But thou, O son Babylon, and shall slay them with saith the king, Put this fellow in of man, behold, they shall put the sword. the prison, and feed him with bands upon thee, and shall bind bread of amiciion, and with water thee with them, and thou shalt

Rom. xi, 2, 3. God hath not cast of affliction, until I return in not go out among them: And I away his people which he forepeace.

knew. will make thy tongue cleave to

Wot ye not what the Isa. xxx, 10, 11. Which say to the roof of thy mouth, that thou scripture saith of Elias? how he

maketh intercession to

God the seers, See not; and to the pro- shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to plets, Prophesy not unto us right them a reprover; for they are a against Israel, saying, Lord, they things; speak unto us smooth rebellious house.

have killed thy prophets, and things, prophesy deceits: Get you

digged down thino altars; and I

Amos vii, 12, 13, 16, 17. Also out of the way, turi aside out of Amaziah said unto Amos, 0 thou life.

am left alone, and they seek my the path, cause the Holy One of seer, go, flee thee away into the Jsrael to cease from before us. land of Judah, and there eat

James V, 10. Take, my brethren, Jer. xi, 21-23. Therefore thus bread, and prophesy there: But the prophets, who have spoken in saith the Lord of the men of Ana- propliesy not again any more at the name of the Lord, for an thoth, that seek thy life, saying, Beth-el; for it is the king's chapel, example of suffering áfliction, Prophesy not in the name of the and it is the king's court. Now and of patience. LORD, that thou die not by our therefore hear thou the word of hand: Therefore thus saith the the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy DUTY OF THE PEOPLE. LORD of bosts, Bebold, I will not against Israel, and drop not Zech. vil, 7. Should ye not hear punish them: 'the young men thy'word against the house of the words' which the LORD bath sball die by the sword; their sons Isaac. Therefore thus saith the cried by the former prophets, and their daughters shall die by LORD, Thy wife shall be an harlot when Jerusalem was inhabited famine: And there shall be no in the city, and thy sons and thy and in prosperity, and the cities remuant of them; for I will bring daughters shall fall by the sword, thereof round about her, when evil upon the men of Anathoth, and thy land shall be divided by men inhabited the south and the ever the year of their visitation. line; and thou shalt die in a plain?

polluted land: and Israel shall Jer. xx, 1, 2. Now Pashur the surely go into captivity forth of

1 Thess. v, 20. Despise not proson of Immer the priest, who was his land.

phesyings. also chief governor in the house of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah

Micah il, 6. Prophesy yo not, SIN OF UNBELIEF. prophesied these things. Then say they to them that prophesy:

2 Kings vii, 1, 2. Then Elisha Pashur smote Jeremiah the pro- they shall not prophesy to them, said, Hear ye the word of the phet, and put him in the stocks that they shall not take shame.

LORD; Thus saith the LORD, TO. that were in the high gate of

morrow, about this time, shall a Benjamin, which WAS by the

measure of fine flour be sold for a house of the LORD,

1 Rings six, 14. And he said, I shekel, and two measures of Jer. xxix, 25-29. Thus speaketh have been very jealous for the barley for a shekel, in the gate of the LORD of hosts, the God of LORD God of hosts: because the Samaria. Then a lord on whose Israel, saying, Because thou hast children of Israel have forsaken hand the king leaned answered sent letters in thy name unto all thy covenant, thrown down thine the man of God, and said, Behold, the people that are at Jerusalem, altars, and slain thy prophets is the LORD would make windows and to Zephaniah the son of with the sword; and I, eren I only, in heaven, might this thing be? Maaseiah the priest, and to all am left; and they seek my life, to And he said, Behold, thou shalt the priests, saying, The LORD take it away.

see it with thine eyes, but shalt hath made thee priest in the stead of Jehoiada the priest, that mocked the messengers of God,

2 Chron. XXXVI, 16, 17. But they not eat thereof.

2 Chron. xxiv, 19. Yet he sent ye should be officers in the house and despised bis words, and mis- prophets to them, to bring them of the LORD, for every man that is I used his prophets until the wrath I again unto the LORD; and they

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