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baid unto him, Enviést thou for be refrest:ed: I will open my lips Job vi, 21--26. For now ye are my sake? Would God that all the and answer..

nothing; ye see my casting down, Loru's people were prophets, and Job xxxiii, 1–3, 6, 31--33. Where and are afraid. Did I say, Bring that the LORD would put luis fore, Job, I pray thee, hear my unto me? or, Give a reward for Spirit upon them!

speeches, and hearken to all my me of your substance? Or, De1 Sam. xvii, 28. And Eliab his words. Behold, now I have open- liver me from the enemy's hand? eldest brother heard when ho ed my mouth, my tongue hath or, Redeem me from the band of spake unto the men: and Elial's spoken in my mouth. My words the mighty? Teach me, ana I anger was kindled against David, shall ve of the uprightness of my will hold my tongum; and cance and he said, Why camest thou heart; and my lips shall utter me to understand wherein I have down hither?' and with whom bast knowledge clearly. If thou canst erred. How forcible are right thou left those few sheep in the answer me, set thy words in order words! but what dotl your arguwilderness? I kuow tby pride, and before me, stand up. Mark well, ing reprove? Do ye imagine to the naughtiness of thine heart; | 0 Job; hearken unto me: hold thy reprove words, and the speeches for thou art come down that thou peace, and I will speak. If thou of one that is desperate, which mightest see the battle.

hast any thing to say, answer me: are as wind? Job iv, 2. If we assay to com

speak; for I desire to justify tbee. Jo) vill, 2. How long wilt thou mune with thee, wilt thou be li not, hearken unto me: holdtby speak these things and how long grieveil? but who can withbold peace, and I shall teach tlace shau the words of thy mouth be limself from speaking? wisdum.

like a strong wind? Job xiil, 2, 3, 6, 13, 17. What ye Job xxxiv, 2, 16, 31, 35. Hear

Job ix, 2, 3. I know it is so of a know, the same do i know also: I my words, 6 ye wise men; and truth: but how should man be am not Ruferiur unto you. Surely I give ear unto me, ye that have just with God? If he will contend would speak to the Almighty, and knowledge. If now thou hast with him, he cannot answer him I desire to reason with God. Hear understanding, hear this; bearken one of a thousand. now my reasoning, and learken to the voice of my words: Let Job xi, 2, 3. Should not the to the pleadings of iny lips. Hold men of understanding tell me, multitude of words be answereu? your peace, let me alone, that I let a wise man hearken unto me. and should a man full of talk be miy speak, and let come on me Jub liath spoken without know justified? Should thy lies make what rcill. Ilear diligently my | ledge, and his words were with men hold their peace? and when sperch, and my declaration with out wisdom.

thou mockest, shall no man make your ears.

Job XXXY, 3, 4. For thou saidst, thee ashamed?

What advantage will it be unto Job xiii, 14. Wherefore do I Job xv, 5. For thy mouth utter- thee? and, What profit shall I take my flesh in my teeth, and eth thine iniquity, and thou bave, v I be cleansed from my put my life in mine hand? choosest the tongue of the crafty. sin? I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.

Job xv, 2, 3. Should a wise man Job xvi, 4-6. I also could speak

utter vain knowledge, and all his as yo do: if your soul were in my and I will shew thee that I have he reason with unprofitable talk?

Jub xxxvi, 2. Suffer me a little, belly with the east wind? Should soul's stead, I could heap up woriis against you, and shake yet to speak on Gou's behalf.

or with speeches wherewith he mine head at you. But I would Acts xiii, 16. Then Paul stood can do no good? strengihen you with my mouth, up, and beckoning with his hand, Job xvi, 2, 3. I have heard many and the moving of my lips should said, Men of Israel, and ye that such things: miserable comforters asswage your grief. Though I fear God, give audience.

are ye all. Shall vain words have speak, my grief is not ass waged;

2 Cor. xii, 19. Again, think ye an end? or what emboldeneth and though I forbear, what am I that we excuse ourselves unto thee that thou answeresi? easil?

you? we speak before God in Job xviii, 4. He teareth himself JOD XVII, 2. Are there not mock-Christ: but we do all things, dearly in his anger: shall the earth be ers with me? and doib not mine beloved, for your edifying. fursaken for thee? and shall the eye continue in their provocation?

rock be removed out of his place? Job xvill, 2. How long will it AND OF REPLIES, ETC. Job xix, 2-4. How long will ye be ere ye make an end of words? Gen. xxi, 26. And Abimelech vex my soul, and break me in mark, and afterwards we will said, I wot not who hath done pieces with words? These ten speak.

this thing; neither didst thon tell times bave ye reproached me: Job xxi, 2--5. Hear diligently me, neither yet heard I of it, but ye are not asliamed that ye make my speech, and let this be your to-day.

yourselves strange to me. And consulatious. Suffer me that I

be it indeed that I have erred, may speak; and after that I have said to Rebekali his mother, Be

Gen. xxvii, 11, 15. And Jacob

mine error remaineth with myspoken, mock on. As for me, is

self. my complaint to man? and it it hold, Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am a sinooth man.

Job xx, 2, 3. Therefore do my uere so, why should not my spirit And'Rebekah took goodly raimeni thoughts cause me to answer, and astonished, and lay your hand of her eldest son Esau, which for this I make haste. I have

were with her in the house, and heard the check of my reproach, upon your mouth. pul them upon Jacob her younger

and the spirit of my understandJob xxxii, 10, 17--20. Therefore son,

ing causeth me to answer. I said, Ilearken to me; I also will shew mive opinion. I said, I will stolen away out of the land of the ye me in vain, seeing in your

Gen, xl, 15. For indeed I was Job xxi, 34. How then comfort answer also‘my part; I also will Hebrews; and here also have 1 answers there'remaineth falseshew mine opinion. full of matter, the spirit within done nothing that they should hood. me constraineth me. Behold, my pui me into the dungeon.

Job xxvi, 4. To whom basi thou belly is as wine which hath no 1 Sam. xvii, 29. And David said, uttered words and whose spirit Vent; it is ready to burst like new What have I now done? Is there came from thee? bottles. Lwill speak, that I may noi a cause.

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by the hand of God; that which Prov. x, 17. IIe is in the way of Lord: this shall not be unto thce. is with the Almighty will I not llte that k-epeth instruction: but But he turned, and said unto conceal.

le that refuseth reproof erreth. Peter, Get thee beliind me, Sulan:

Prov. xii, 1. Whoso loveth thou art an offence unto me; for 2 Sam. xix. 23--30. For all of instruction loveth knowledge: buc:100 savourest, not the things my fari ei's horse were but deal he that hateth reproof is brutish. that be of God, but those that be

of men. men before my lord the king; yet didst thou set thy servant among shame shall be to him that refus

Prov. xiii, 18. Poverty and

Gal. il, 11-13. But when Peter them that did eat at thine own

eth iustruction: but he that re- was cime to Antioch, I withstood table: what right therefore have I yet to cry any more unto the garieil reproof shall be honoured. im to the lac", becuuse he was

to be ble meil. For before that king? Anıl the king said unto Prov. xv,10,12,31,32 Correction is certain came from Junes, bie vid bim, Wby speakest thou any grievous unto tum that forsaketh eat with the Gentiles: but when more of thy matters? I have the way; and he that hateth they were come, lie withdrw, suld, Thou and Ziba divide the reproof shall die. A scorner lor. and separated himself, fearing laud. And Mephibosheth said eth not one that repruveth lion; them which were of the circumuntu the king. Yea, let him tako reither will he go unto the wise. cision. And the other Jews disall, forasmuch as my lord the The ear that leareth the reproof sembled likewise with him; insoking is come again in peuce unto of life, abideth among the wise. much that Barnabas also was his owu lionise.

lle that refuseth instruction carried away with their dissimulJob vi, 28. Now therefore be despiseth his own sout: but lie ation. con ent; look upon me: for it is that hearetli reproof getteth unevident unto you if I lie. derstanding.

THE EXPRESSION OF GOOD Job xv, 6. Tuine own mouth Prov. xvii, 10. A reproof enter- RESOLUTIONS. condemnneth thee, and not l; yea, et more into a wise man than an

NATIONAL. thine own lips iestily aguinst bundred stripes into a fool. thee.

Prov. xxiv, 23. But to them that answered together, and sail, All

Exod. xix, 8. And all the people Job xvii, 10. But as for you all, rebuke him sliall be delight, and that the LORI) bath spoken we will do ye return, and come now: for a good blessing shall come upon do. And Moses terurned the I cannot find one wise man them. among you.

words of the people unto the

Prov. xxv, 12. As an earring of LORD. Job xix, 28. But ye should say, guld, and an ornament of fino

Exod. xxiv, 3. And Moses camo Why persecute we bim, seeing Bold, so is a wise repruver upon an and told the people all the words the root of the matter is found in obedient ear.

of the Lord, and all the judgmo?

Prov. xxvii, 6. Open rebuke is ments: and all the people anJob xxiv, 25. And if it be not so belter than secret love.

swered with one voice, and saill, now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing

Prov. xxviii, 4. They that for. All the words which the LORD worth.

sake the law praise the wicked; latlı said will we do. Job xxxiv, 35. My desire is, that with them. but such as keep the law contend Deut. v, 27. 28. Go thou near,

and hear all that the LORD our Job may be tried unto the end, because of his answers for wicked

Eccles, vil, 5. It is better to God shull suy; and speak thou men.

hear the rebuke of the wise, than unto us all that the LRD our God

tur a man to hear the song of shall speak unto thee, and we JOB XXXV, 16. Therefore dotha fools.

will hear it, and do it. And the Job open bis mouth in vain; he multiplieth words withont know.

rebuketh iu the gate, and they and the Lord said unto me, i Amos v. 10. Thoy hate him that LORD. beard the voice of your

words, when ye spake unto me; ledgu. REPROOF.

abbor bin that speaketh up have heard the voice of the

rightly. Lev. xix, 17. Thou shalt not

words of this people, whilch they hate thy brother in tline heart:

1 Tim. v, 1. 2, 20. Rehuke not have spoken unto thee: they have thou shalt in anywise rebuke lliy

an elder, but entreat him as a well suld all that they have neighbour, and not suffer sig upon brethren; Thu elder women as

father; and the younger men as spoken. him. mothers; the younger as sisters,

Josh xxiv, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22-24. And Ps. cxli, 5, 6. Let the righteous with all pnrity. Thein that sin if it seem evil unto you to serve smlte mr; it shall be a kindness; rebuke betore all

, that others also the Lort, chouse you this day and let bim reprove me; it shall be inay fear,

whom ye will serve; whether the an excellent oil, which shall not

gods which your fathers served, break my heal; for yet my prayer also shall be in their Gen. xxi. 25. And Abraham that were un ihe other side on the calamities. When their judges reproved Abimelech because of in whose land ye dwell; but as for

1ood, or the gods of the Amorites, are uwirthrown in slony places, well of water, which Abiinelech's

me and my house, we will serve they shall bear my words: for servants had violently taken

tho LORD. And the pe ple an they are sweet. away.

swered and said, God forbid that I'rov. ix, 7-9. le that reproveth

Gen. xxvi, 26, 27. Then Abime, we should lorsake the Lord, to scurner geltelli to himself lechi went to him from Gerar, and serve other gols and the LORD shame; and he that rebukein a Abuzzath one of his friends, and drave out froin before us all the wicked man gelleth l'mself a blot. Phichiol the chief captain on his people, even tho Amorites which Repruve not a sourner, lest he army. And Isaac said unto them, dwelt in the land; therefore will hate thee: rebuke a wise man,

Wherefore come se to me, seeing we also serve the Lori), lur he is and he will love thee. Give ye bate me, and bave sent me our God. And the people said instruction to a wise man, and he away from you?

unto Joshua, Nay; but we will will bu yet wiser, tech a jusi Malth, xvi, 22, 23. Then Peter serve the Lond. And Joslina man, and he will increase in took him, and began to rebuke said unto the poople, Yu are witlearning

him, saying, Be it far from thee, Desses againsi yourselves that yo

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have chosen you the LORD, to róand about him bring presents and then took his leave of the serve him And they said, we unto him that ought to be feared. brethren, and sailed thence into are witnesses.

Prov. xx, 25. It is a snare to the Syria, and with him Priscilla and Josh. xxiv, 23, 24. Now there man who devoureth that which is Aquila; having shorn his head in put away (said he) the strange holy, and after vows to make en Cenchrea: for he had a vow. gods which are among you, and quiry. Inclino your heart unto the LORD God of Israel. And the people Gen. xxvili, 20--22And Jacob OBLIGATION OF KEEPING Vowa. said unto Joshua, The LORD our vowed a vow, saying, If God will

Num. Xxx, 2. If a man for a God will we serve, and his voice be with me, and will keep me in will we obey.

this way that I go, and will give vow onto the LORD, or swear an Jer. xlii, 6. Whether it be good, me bread to eat, and raiment to path to bind his soul with a bund; or whether it be evil , we will obey put on, so that I come again to the shall not break his word, he

he shall do according to all that whom we send thee; that it may this stone, which I have set for a the voice of the Lord our God, to shall the Lord be my God.' And proceedeth out of his mouth. be well with us, when we obey pillar, shall be God's house.

Deut. xxiii, 21, 23. When thou

shalt vow a vow unto the LORD the voice of the LORD our God.

Gen. xxxi, 18. I am the God of thy God, thou shalt not slack to INDIVIDUAL

Beth-el, where thou anointedst pay it: for the LORD thy God will Ps. xvil, 3. Thou hast proved the pillar, and where thou vowedst surely require it of thee, and it mine heart; thou hast visited me thee out from this land, and re- is gone out of thy lips thou shalt in the night; thou hast tried me, turn unto the land of thy kindred. keep and perform; even a free mis and shalt find nothing: I am purposed that my mouth shall not

Num. xx1, 2, 3. And Israel vowed vowed unto the LORD thy God, transgress.

a vow unto the LORD, and said, !! which thou has promised with thy Ps. xxvi, 11. But as for me, I thou wilt indeed deliver this

mouth. will walk in mine integrity: re people into my hand, then I will

Job xxil, 27. Thou shalt make deem me, and be merciful unto the LORD hearkened to the voice thy prayer unto him, and he shall

of Israel, and delivered up the bear thee, and thou shalt pay tby Ps. cxvi, 9. I will walk before Canaanites; and they utterly de- Pows. the Lord in the land of the living.stroyed them and their cities; and P3. xxll, 25. My praise shall be

Ps. cxix, 57. Thou art my por- he called the name of the place of thee in the great congregation: tion, O LORD: I have said that I Hormah.

I will pay my rows before them would keep thy words.

2 sam. xv, 7. And it came to that fear him. Matth. xxvi, 33, 35. Peter an- pass atter forty years, that Ab. Ps. 1, 14. Offer unto God thanks 8W rod and said unto him,Though salom said unto the king. I pray giving, and pay thy vows unto all men shall be offended because thee, let me go and pay my vow,

the most High. of thee, yet will I never be of- wbich I have vowed unto the Ps. Ixi, 8. So will I sing praise fended. Peter said unto him, LORD, in Hebron.

unto thy name for ever, that I Though I should die with thee, P3. Ivi, 12. Thy vows are opon may daily perform my vows. yet will I not deny thee. Like- me, o Gód: I will render praises P3. lxv, 1. Praise waiteth for wise also said all the disciples. unto thee.

thee, O God, in Zion: and unto Mark xiv, 29-31. But Peter said Ps. Ixi, 5. For thou, O God, hast thee shall the vow be performed. unto him, Although all shall be heard my vows: thou hast given

P3. Ixvi, 13. I will go into thy offended, yet will not I.

And me the heritage of those that fear house with burnt-offerings; I will Jesus saith unto him, Verily thy name.

pay thee my vows. say onto thee, That this day, even Ps. cxxxii, 1--5. LORD, remember

P3. cxvi, 14, 16--19. I will In this night, before the cock crow David, and all his afflictions: How pay my vows' unto the LORD twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. he sware unto the LORD, andvowed now in the presence of all his But be spake the more vehemente unto the mighty Godof Jacob; Sure- people. O LORD, truly I am ly, it I should die with thee, I will ly I will not come into the taber: thy servant; I am thy servant, not deny thee in any wise. Like- nacle of my house, nor go up into wise also said they all.

and the son of thine handmy bed; I will not give sleep to

muid: thou bast loosed my Luke xxii, 33. And he said unto mine eyes, or slumber to mine bonds. I will offer to thee the bim, Lord, I am ready to go with eyelids, Until I find out a place sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will thee both into prison, and to for the Lord, an habitation for the call upon the name of the Lord. death.

mighty God of Jacob. VOWS.

I will pay my vows unto the LORD

Prov. xxxi, 2. What, my 801? now in the presence of all his Lev. xxii, 18. Speak anto Aaron, and what, the son of my womb? people, in the courts of the and to his sons, and unto all the and what, the son of my vows?

LORD's house, in the midst of thee, children of Israel, and say unto Isa. xix, 21. And the LORD shallo Jerusalem. Praise ye the them, Whatsoever he be of the be known to Egypt, and the LORD. house of Israel, or of the strangers Egyptians shall know the LORD in Israel, that will offer his ohla- In that day, and shall do sacrifice ings with me; this day have I paid

Prov. vii, 14. I have peace-offer. tion for all bla vows, and for all and oblation; yea, they shall vow my vows. his free-will offerings, which they a vow unto tho LOED, and perform will offer unto the LORD for a it.

Eccles. V, 4-6. When thou VOIT. burnt-offering.

Jonah 1, 16. Then the men pay 10; for he hath no pleasure in

est a vow unto God, defer not to Deut. xxiil, 22. But if thou shalt feared the LORD exceedingly, and tools: "pay that which thou hast forbear to vow, It shall be no sin offered a sacrifice unto the LORD, vowed. in thee.

Better is it that thou and made vows.

shouldest not vow, than that thou Ps. Ixxvi, 11. Vow, and pay unto Acts xviil, 18. And Paul after shouldest vow and not pay. the LORD your God: let all that be this tarrled there yet a good while, Buffer not thy mouth to cause

thy Nesh to sin; neither say thou bound her soul, of none effect; for the precious things of tho before the angel, that it was an and the LORD shall forgive her. earth, and fulness thereof; and for error......

But every vow of a widow, and of the good will of him that welt Jonah 11, 9. But I will sacrifice her that is divorced, where

with in the bush: let the blessing come anto thee with the voice of thanks they have bound their souls, shall upon the head of

seph, and giving, I will pay that that I have vowed in her husband's house, or that

stand against her. And if she upon the top of the head of him vowed. Salvation is of the LORD. bound her

soul by a bond with an brethren.

was separated from bis oath; And her husband beard it, RASH VOWS. and held his peace at her, and dis

Josh. xiv, 13. Ånd Joshua blessJudges si, 30, 31. And Jephthahallowed her not; then' all hered him, and gave unt Caleb the vowed a vow unto the Lord, and vows shall stand, and every bond son of Jeplunueh Hebron for an where with she bound her soul

inheritance. said, If thou shalt without fail shall stand. But if her busband deliver the children of Ammon

1 Sam. XXVI, 25. Then Saul said into mine hands, Then it shall hath utterly made them vold on to David, Blessed be thou, my son be, that whatsoever cometh forth the day he beard them; then David: thou shalt both do great of the doors of my house to meet whatsoever proceeded out of her things, and also shalt still prevail

. me, when I return in peace from lips.concerning her vows, or con: So David went on his way, and the children of Ammon, shall cerning the bond of her soul, shall Saul returned to his place. surely le the Lord's, and' I will not stand: her husband hath'made them void; and the LORD shall for

2 Sam. vi, 18. And as soon as offer it up for a burnt-offering.

give ber. 'Every vow, and every David had made an end of offer. Acts xxiii, 12--15. And when it binding oath to amict the soul, ingburnt-offeringsand peace-offerwas day, certain of the Jews her husband may establish it, or ings, be blessed the people in the banded together, and bound them her husband may make it void. name of the LORD of hosts. Belves under a curse, saying that But if her husband altogether hold 1 Ohron. xvi, 2, 43. And when they would neither eat nor drink his peace at her from day to day; David had made an end of offertill they had killed Paul. And then he establisheth all her vows, ing the burnt-off-rings and tha they were more than forty which or all her bonds, which are upon peace - offerings, he blessed the bad made this conspiracy. And her: he confirmeth them, because people in the name of the Lord. they came to the chief priests and he held his peace at her in the And all the people departed, every elders, and said, We have bound day that he heard them. But if man to bis house: And David reourselves onder a great corse, he shall any wise make them vold, turned to bless his house. that we will eat nothing until we after that he hath heard them; then have slain Paul. Now therefore be shall bear her iniquity. These

Ps. cxvill, 26... Wehave blessed ye with the council signify to the are the statutes which the LORD you out of the house of the LORD. chief captain, that he bring him commanded Moses between Jer. xxxi, 23. Thus saith the down unto you to-morrow, as man and his wife, between the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, though ye would enquire some- father and his daughter, being yet As yet they shall use this speech thing more perfectly concerning in her youth in her father's in the land of Judah, and in the him: and we, or ever he come house.

cities thereof, when I shall briog Dear, are ready to kill him.

again their captivity; the LORD BENEDICTION.

bless theo, 0 habitation of justice, SPECIAL CASE OF NON-OBLIGA

and mountain of holiness. Gen. xxxii, 26. And he sald, Let

me go, for the day breaketh. 'And Num. XXX, 3--16. If a woman Le said, I will not let thee go, es before you this day a blessing and

Deut. xl, 26--28. Behold, I set also vow a vow unto the Lord, cept thou bless me. and bind herself by a bond, being

a curse; A blessing, if ye obey the in her father's liouse in her youth;

Gen. xlvii, 10. And Jacob bless. commandments of the Lord your Aud her father hear her vow, and ed Pharaoh, and went out from God, which I command you this ber bond wherewith she bath before Pharaoh.

day; And a curse, if ye will not bound her soul, and her father Gen. xlviii, 4, 8, 9. And said unto Lord your God, but turn aside out

obey the commandments of the sball hold his peace at ber; then me, Behold, i will make thee of the way which I command you all her vows shall stand, and fruitful, and multiply

thee, and I this day, to go after other gods, every bond wherewith she hath will make of thee a multitude of which ye have not known. bound her soul shall stand. But people; and will give this land to if her father disallow lier in the ihy seed after thee, for an everday that he beareth; not any of lasting possession. And Israel

ENTREATY. her vows, or of her bonds, where- beheld Joseph's sons, and Said, Judges xvi, 16. And it came to with she hath bound her soul, Who are these? And Joseph said pass, when she pressed him daily shall stand; and the LORD shall unto his father, They are my sons, with her words, and urged him, 80 forgive her, because her father whom God hath given me in this that his soul was vexed unto disallowed her. And if she had place. And he said, Bring them, death. at all an husband when she vowed, I pray thee, unto me, and I will or uttered aught out of her lips, biess Them.

Ruth I, 16-18. And Ruth said, wherewith she bound her soul.

Lev. ix, 22. And Aaron lifted up io rulurn from following after

Entreat me not to leave thee, or And her husband hear I it and held his hand toward the people, and thee: for whither thou goest, ! his peace at her in the day that blessed them; and came down will go; and where thou lodgest, i he heard tl; then her vows shall from offering of the sin-offering, will lodge: thy people shall be my stand, and her bonds wherewith and the burnt-offering, and peace- people, and thy God my God: she bound her soul shall stand.

offerings. But I her husband disallowed her

Where thou diest, will i die, and on the day that be heard it; then Deut. xxxiil, 1, 16. And this is there will I be buried: the LORD he eball make her vow which she the blessing wherewith Moses the do 80 to me, and more also, v vowed, and that which she uttere man of God blessed the children ought but death part thee and me. od with her lips, whorowith she of Israel before his death. And when she saw that she was sted.

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fistig minded to go with per, then Jer. xll. 16. And it shall come Josh. 1x, 18. And the children of Ble left speaking unto her. to pass, if they will diligently learn Terani sinta tbem ny, because

Neh. vi, 4 Yet they sent unto the ways of my people, to swear the pring of ihe congregation me tour times after this sort; and by my name, The Lord liveth; (as had sworu unto thein by the 1.ORD 1 answered then after the same they taught my people to swear God of Israel. And all the conmanner. by Baal:) then shall they be built gregation murmured agaiust the

princes. Matt. xv, 23. But be answered in the midst of my people. her not a wordd. And his disciples

Rom. i, 9. For God is my wit

Jud. xxi, 18. Howbit, we may came und besouzlit him, sayiug, ness, whom I serve with my spirit not give them wives of our Send lier away; for she crieth af in the gospel of bis Son, that with daugliters: for the children of Ister us

out ce ising I make mention of rael have sworn, saying Cursed Mark x, 47. And when he heard you always in my prayers.

be he that giveth a wife to Benthat it is Jesus of Nazareth, he Rom. ix, 1. I say the trnth in jimin. began to cry out, and say, Jesus, Christ, I lie not, my consciencu 1 Sam. xx, 42. And Jonathan thou son of David, buvo mercy on also bearing me wituess iu the said to David, Go in peace. i tras Inc. Holy Ghost.

much as we have sworn both of

Phil. 1, 8. For God is my record, us in the name of the LORD, say. TIIE OATII, OR APPEAL TO how greatly I long after you all ing, The Lord be between me and GOD. in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

thee, and between my seed and Deut. vi, 13. Thou shalt fear the 1 Thess. il, 5. For neither at any and departed: and Jonathan went

thy seed for ever. And he arose LORD thy God, and serve him, otime used we Battering words, as

into the city. and shalt swear by his name. ye know, nor a cloak of cuvetous. Deut. x. 20. Thou shalt fear the ness; God is witness.

2 Sam. xix, 23. Therefore the LORD thy God; bim shalt thou Heb. vi, 16. For men verily king said unto Slimei Thon slut serve and to bim shalt thou cleave, si ear by the greater; and an oath not die; and the king sware uuto and swear by bis name.

for confirmation is to them an end him. Joshua xxii, 21-23. Then the of all strife.

2 Sam. XX1, 2, 7. And the king children of keuben, and the chil

called the Gibeonites, and said dren of Gal, and the hall-tribe of

OBLIGATION OF AN OATI. unto thein: (now the Gil conile9 Manasseh, answered and said unto Gen. xxiv, 41. Then shalt thou were not of the children of Israel; the heals of the thousands of Is be clear from this my oath, when but of the remnant of the Amorael, The LORD God of gods, the thou comest to my kindrd; and rites, and the children of Israel the LORD God of gods, lie knoweth, if they give thee not one, thou had sworn into them; and Saul and Israei he shall know; if it be shalt be clear from my oath. sought to slay them in bis ze:1 to in rebellion, or if in transgression Lev. V, 4. Or if a sonl swear, But the king spared Mephilo

the children of Israel and Judali:) against the LORi), (save us not this pronouncing with his lips to dy sheth, the son of Jonathan, thio day,) That we have built us an al- evil, or to do good, whatsoever it son of Saul, because of the loan's tar to turn from following the be that a man shall pronounce onth that was between them beLOID, or in to offer thereun burnt

with an oath, and it be lid from tween Divid and Junathan the off ring, or meal-offering, or if to him; when he knoweth of it, then offer po.ce-ufferings thereon, let he shall be guilty in one of these.

son of Saul. the Lord aimselt require it.

Josh 11, 14 -20. And the men

1 Kings II, 8, 9. And, behold, 1 Sam. 1x, 12, 23. And Jonathan ansierod her, Our lite for yours, thou hast with thee Shimei the said unto David. And as touching if ye utler not this our busi. son of Gera, a Benja.ite of Dathe matter of which thou and 1 ness, And it shall be, whiep hurim, which cursed me with a have spoken ol, behold, the LORD the LORD hath given us the rievous cure in the day when I be, between thee and ine for ever. land, that we will deal kindly and went to Mahanaim: but he came

1 Sam. xxir, 13. The LORD there. truly with thec. And she said down to meet me at Jurdan, and furu bunge, and judge between auto thom), Get you to the moun. I sware to bim by the LORD say. me and thite, and see, and plead tain, lest the purstiers ineet you; ing. I will not put thee to death my cause, and deliver me out of and wide yourselves there three with the swori. Now thierrfore thine hand,

days, until the purstiers be re- hold hiin not guiltless: for thou 1 Kings vili, 31, 32. If any man

turned: and afterward may ye go art a wise man, and knowest what

And the men said thou oughtest to do unto him; but tres piss against his neighbour, unto her, we will be blameless of his hoar head bring thou duwa 10 and un oath be laid upon him to this thine oath which thou hast the grave with blood.

him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in i made us swear. Behold, when we Ps. cxix, 106. I have sworn and this Loure: Then hear thou in this line of scarlet thread in the luy righteous juilginchits.

come into the land, thou shalt bind I will perforin it, that I will keep lieu Vel). ....

window which thou dilst let us Job xvi, 19. Also now, bebold down by: and thou shalt bring

Ezek. xvil, 16--19. As I live, my witness is in heaven, and iny Wy father, and thy moilier, and saith the Lord G.D. surely in the record is on ligh.

thy brethren, and all thy father's place where the king duelieth that bliss th blin-elf in the earth, shall if thou utter this onr business, brake, cren witti lim in the midst Isaiah lxv. 16. That he who housebold, liome unto thee. And made him king, whiuse osuth lie

despised, ani whose covenant he ble:s himselt in the God of iruth; then we will be quit of thine and he that sweareth in the earth, oath which thou hast made us to

of Babylon he slull die. Neither Bball swear by the God of truth; Wear.

shall Pharaoh, with his miglily because the former troubles are

army and great company. niake furgotten, and because they are said unto the tivo men that had mounts, and building toris, io cut

Josh. vi, 22. But Joslion had for him in the war. by eating up híu from mine eyes.

spied out the counlry. Go into the off many persons Seeing le de Jcr. iv, 2 and thou shalt swear, barlot's honse, and bring out spised the oath by breaking the The LURD liveth, in truth, in judg- thence the woman, and all that covenant, when, lo, lie had given ment, anu iu righteousness. slie hath, as ye sware unto her. bis band, and ball duue all these

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