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Dockets anger one board, and two tabernacle on this side, and ou upon the utte' most edge of the muckets under another board. And that side, to cover it.

curtain in the onpling, anit fifty they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen every wise-hearted man, among second. And he made fifty taches

Exod. xxxvi, 8, 9, 14, 16. And luops made be upon the edge of

the curtain which coupleth the Fockets: two sockets under one

them that wrought the work of board, and two sockets under an- the tabernacle, made ten curtains of brass to conple the tent toother board.

of fine twined linen, and blue, and gether, that it might be one. Exod. XXXVI, 24, 26, 30. And purple and scarlet: with cherubims

PILLARS. forty sockets of silver he made of cunning work made he them. under the twenty boards; two The length of one curtain was

E.cod. xxvi, 37. And thou shalt cockets under one board for his twenty and eight cubits, and the make for the hanging five pillars two tenons, and two sockets under breadth of one curtain four cubits of shiittim-wood, and overlay them anuther board for his two tenong. the curtains were all of one size. with gold, and their books shall be And their forty sockets of silver, and he made curtains of goats' of gold: and thou shalt cast five two sockets under one board, and hair for the tent over the taber- sockets of brass for them. two sockets ander another board. nacle: eleven curtains he made Erod. xxvii,10,17. And the twenty And there were eight boards; and them. The length of one curtain pillars thereof, and their twenty their sockets were sixteen

sockets was thirty cubits, and four cubits sockets, shall be of brass; the hooks of silver, under every board two was the breadth of one curtain: of the pillars and their fillets shall sockets.

the eleven curtains were of one be of silver. All the pillars round

size. Exod. xxxviii, 17, 27, 80, 31. And

about the court shall be filleted the suckets for the pillars were of

with silver their hooks shall be of

LOOPS. brass; the books of the pillars and

silver and their sockets of brass. their Allets of silver, and the over- Exod. xxvi, 4-6, 9--11. And thou Exod. XXXVI, 36,88. And he mado laying of their

chapiters of silver: shalt make loops of blue vpon the thereunto four pillars of shittim. and all the pillars of the court edge of the one curtain, from the wood, and overlaid them with were filleted with silver. And of selvedge in the coupling; and like gold their hooks were of gold; the hundred talents of silver were

wise shalt thou make in the utter and he cast for them four sockets cast the sockets of the sanctuary, inost edge of another curtain, in of silver.

And the five pillars of and the sockets

of the

vall; an the coupling of the second. Fifty it with their books; and he overhundred sockets of the hundred loops sialt thou make in the one laid their chapiters and their talents, a talent for a socket. And curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou fillets with gold:

but their five there with he made the sockets to make in the edge of the curtain sockets were of brass. the door of the tabernacle of the that is in the coupling of the

Exod. xxxviii, 10, 19. Their pil. congregation, and the brasen altar, second, that the loops may take and the brazen grate for it, and all hold one of another. And thou lars were twenty, and their brasen tho vessels of the altar, And the shalt make fifty taches of gold, sockets twenty: the houks of the suckets of the court round about, and couple the curtains toge her pillars and their fillets were of

silver. And their pillars were and the sockets of the courtegate, with the taches; and it shall be and all the pius of the tabernacle, one tabernacle. And thou shalt four, and their sockets of brass and all the pins of the court round couple five curtains by themselves, four; their hooks of silver, and about,

and six curtains by themselves, the overlaying of their chapiters

and shalt double the sixth curtain and their fillets of silver.
CURTAINS.
in the forefront of the tabernacle.

HIANGINGS. E.cod. xxvi, 1-3, 7, 8, 12. 18. And thou shalt make fifty loops Moreover, thou shalt make the on the edge of the one curtain Exod. xxvi, 36. And thou shalt tubernacle with ten cortaius of that is outmost in the coupling, make an hanging for the door of fine twined linen, and blue, and and fifty loops in the edge of the the tent, of blue, and purple, and purple, and scarlet: with cheru- curtain

which coupleth the scarlet, and flue twined linen, bims of cunning work shalt thou second. And thou shalt make wrought with needle-work. make them. The length of one fitty taches of brass, and put the

Ecod. xxvii, 9, 14, 15. And thou curtain shad be eight and twenty taches into the loops, and couple shalt make the court of the tabercubits, and the breadth of one the tent together, that it may be nacle: for the south side southcurtain four cubits: and every one one.

ward there shall be hangings for of the curtains shall have one Exod. xxxvi, 10--13, 16-18. And the court of fine twined linen, of an measure. The five curtains shall be coupled the five curtains one hundred cubits long, for one side. be coupled together one to an- unto another; and the other five The hangings of one side of the other; and other five curtains shall curtains he coupled one unto gate shall be fifteen cubits: their be coupled one to another. And another. And he made loops of pillars three, and their sockets thou shalt make curtains of goats' blue on the edge of oue curtain, ihree. And on the other side hair, to be a covering upon the from the selvedge in the coupling: shall be hangings fifteen cubits: tabernacle; eleven curtaiüs shalt likewise he made in the utter- their pillars three, and their thou make. The length of one most side of another curtain, in sockets three. curtain shall be thirty cubits, and the coupling of the second. Fifty the breadth of one curtain fuur loops made be in one curtain, and of the court, his pillars, and their

Exod. xxxv, 17. The hangings cubits: and the eleven curtains Afty loops made be in the edge of sockets, and the hanging for the shall be all of one measure. And the curtain wbich was in the door of the court. the remnant that remaineth of coupling of the second: the loops the curtains of the tent, the half- held one curtain to another. And

Exod. xxxvi, 37. And he made curtain that remaineth, shall hang he made fifty taches of gold, and an hanging for the tabernacleover the back side of the taber. coupled the curtains one 'unto door of blue, and purple, and nacle. And a cubit on the one another with the taches: so it be- scarlet, and fine twined linen, of side, and a cubit on the other side, came one tabernacle. And he needle-work. of that which remaineth in the coupled five curtains by them- Exod. xxxvii, 9, 11--15, 18. And length of the curtains of the tent, selves, and six curtains by them- he made the court: on the south It shall hang over the sides of the selves. And he made fifty loops side southward, the hangings of

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the court were of Ano twined hanging of the court-gate: 80 for the errors of the people: The linen, an hundred cubits. And Moses finished the work.

Holy Ghost this signifying, that for the north side, the hangings

the way into the holiest of all was were an hundred cubits, their

Exod. XXXV, 10-13. And every the first tabernacle was yet stand

not yet made manifest, while 18 pillars were twenty, and their

wisehearted among you shallcome, Buckets of brass twenty: the hooks

ing. of the pillars and their fillets of and make all that the Lord bath

2nd. silver. And for the west side commanded; The tabernacle, his were hangings of fifty cubits, their tent, and his covering, his taches,

FURNITURE. pillars ten, and their sockets, ten: and his sockets; The ark, and the

and his boards, his

bars, his pillars, the hooks of the pillars and their staves thereof, with the mercy

1st. --IN THE HOLY PLACE. fillets of silver. And for the east

THB LAMP. side eastward, fifty cubits. The seat, and the vall of the covering;

Exod. XXV, 31-39. And thôn hangings of the one side of the The table and his staves, and all

his vessels, and the shew-bread. shalt make a candlestick of pura gate were fifteen cubits, their pillars three, and their sockets Exod. xxxvill, 21. This is the gold; of beaten work shall the three. And for the other side of sum of the tabernacle, eren of the candlestick be made: his shaft, and the court-gate, on this hand and tabernacle of testimony, as it was his branches, his bowls, his knops, that hand, were hangings of fifteen counted, according to the com- and his flowers, shall be of the

And six branches shall cublts, their pillars three, and mandment of Moses, for the ser- same. their sockets threo. And the vice of the Levítes, by the hand of come out of the sides of it; three hanging for the gate of the court Ithamar, son to Aaron the priest. branches of the candlestick out was needle-work, of blue, and Exod. xxxix, 32, 33. Thus was

of the one side, and three branches purple, and scarlet and fine twined all the work of the tabernacle of of the candlestick out of ibe liven; and twenty cubits was the the tent of the congregation find other side: Three howls made like length, and the height in the ished: and the children of Israel unto almonds, with a krop and breadth was fire cubits, answer- aid according to all that the Lond a flower in one branch; and turco able to the bangings of the court.

bowls made like almonds in the commanded Moses, so did they. And they brought the tabernacle

other branch, with a knop and a E.cod. xl, 8, 28. And thou shalt

flower: so in the six branches that set up the court round about, and furniture, his taches, his boards, in the candlestick shall be four uuto Moses, the tent and all his

come out of the candlestick. And hang up the hanging at the court his bars, and his pillars, and his gate. And he set up the hanging sockets.

bowls made like unto almonds, at the door of the tabernacle.

with their knops and their florere. Heb. ix, 1, 2. Then verily the And there shall be a knop nnder HOOKS, ETC.

first covenant had also ordinances two branches of the same, and a Exod. xxxv, 18. The pins of the sanctuary. For there was a taber- same, and a knop under two

of divire service, and a worldly knop under two branches of the tabernacle, and the pins of the nacle made; the first, wherein was branches of the same, according to court, and their cords.

the candlestick, and the table, and the stx branches that proceed out Exod. xxxvili, 20, 28. And all the show bread; which is called the of the candlestick. Their knops the pins of the tabernacle, and of sanctuary.

and their branches shall be of the court ronnd about, were of

the same; all of it shall be one brass. And of the thousand seven

THE VAIL.

beaten work of pure gold. And hundred seventy and five shekels he made hooks for the pillars, and

Exod. xxvi, 31--33. And thon thou shalt make the seven lamps overlaid their chapiters, and fillet- shall make a wall of blue, and the lamps thereof, that they may ed them,

And ed linen, of cunning work: with give light over against it. COVERINGS. cherubims shall it be made. And dishes thereof, shall be of pure

the tongs thereof, and the snuffthou shalt hang it upon fonr pilExod. xxvi, 14. And thou shalt lars of shittim-wood overlaid with

gold. of a talent of pure gold make a covering for the tent of gold: their hooks

shall be of gold, shall be make it, with all these rams' skins dyed rod, and a cover- upon the four suckets of silver. ing above of badgers' skins. And thou shalt hang up the vail

Exod. xxxvii, 17-24. And he Exod. xxxix, 34. And the cover- under the taches, that thou may- made the candlestick of pure gold: ing of rains' skins dyed red, and est bring in tinther within the vail of beaten work made he the can. the covering of badgers'skins, and the ark of the testimony: and the dlestick; his shaft, and his branch, the Vail of the covering.

vail shall divide unto you between his bowls, his knops, and bis now 1 Kings vi, 9. So he bnilt the the holy place and the most holy. ers, were of the same: And six house, and finished it; and cover- Exod. xxxvi, 35. And be made a

branches going out of the sides ed tlie house with beams and vail of blue, and purplo, and scar: candlestick out of the one side

thereof; three branches of the boards of cedar,

let, and fine twined linen: with
cherubims made he it of cunning candlestick out of the other side

thereof, and three branches of the work. COURT ROUND ABOUT.

Lev. XVI, 2. And the LORD the fashion of almonds in one

thereof: Three bowls made after Exod. xxvii, 13, 18. And the said unto Moses, Speak unto branch, a knop and a flower, and breadth of the court on the east Aaron thy brother, that he come three buwis made like almons in side eastward shall be fifty cubits. not at all times into the holy place another branch, a knop and a The length of the court shall be within the vell before the mercy: flower: so throughout the six an hundred cubits and the breadth seat, which is upon the ark, that branches going out of the candleAfty every where, and the height he die not: for I will appear in tho stick. five cubits of fine twined linen, cloud upon the mercyseat.

And in the candlestick

were four bowls made like al and their sockets of brass.

Heb. ix, 7, 8. But into the second monds, his knops, and his flowers: Exod. xl, 33. And he reared up I went the high priest alone once And a knop ander two branches the court round about the taber- every year, not withoui blood, of the same, and a knop ander nacle and the altar, and set up the which be offered for himself, and two branches of the same, and a

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knop onder two branches of the TABLE OF SHEWEREAD. tim-wood, and overlay them with same,according to the six branches

E.cod. xxv, 23-28. Thou shart

gold. going out of it. Their knops and also make a table of shittim-wood:

Exod. xxxvii, 25-28. And he their branches were of the same: two cubits shall by the length made the incense altar of slittim. all of it was one beaten work of thereof, and a cubit the breadth wood: the length of it was a cubit, pure gold. And he made his seven thereot, and a cubit an 1 a half the and the breadth of it a cubit, (it lamps, and bis snuffers, and his

height thereof. And thou shalt was four-squaro,) and two cubits snuff-dislos, of pure gold. Of overlay it with pure gold, and was the height of it; the horns talent of pure gold made le it, make thereto a crown of gold thereof were of the same. And he and all the vessels thereof.

round about. And thou shalt overlaid it with pure gold, both Exod. xxxix, 37. The pure can make unto it a border of an hand- the top of it, and the sides theredlestick, with the lamps thereof, breadth round about, and thou of round about, and the horns eren with the lamps to be set in shalt make a golden crown to the of it: also he made unto it a crown order, and all the vessels thereof, border thereof round about. And of gold round about. And he and the oil for light,

thou shalt make for it four rings made tiro rings of gold for it Num. viii, 4. And this work of four corners that are on the four two corners of it, upon the two

of gold, and put the rings in the under the crown thereof, by the the candlestick was of beaten gold; | feet thereof. Over against the sides thereof, to be places for tho unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: of the staves to bear the table. made the staves of shittim-wood,

bordersball the rings be for places staves to bear it withal. And ho according unto the pattern which the LORD had showed Moses, 80 of shittim-wood, and overlay them And thou shalt make the staves and overlaid them with gold.

Exod. x1, 5, 26. And thou shalt he made the candlestick.

with gold, that the table may be set the altar of gold for the inborne with them

cense before the ark of the testiRev. 1, 12. And I turned to see the voice that spake with me.

Exod. xxvi, 36. And thou shalt mony, and put the hanging of the And, being tarned, I saw seven set the table without the vail, and door to the tabernacle. And he golden candlesticks.

the candlestick over against the put the golden altar in the tent of

table, on the side of the tabernacle the congregation before the vall. Rev. xi, 4. These are the two toward the south: and thou shalt olive-trees, and the two candle- put the table on the north side.

TIIE HOLY OF HOLIES. Bticks standing before the God of

Exod. xxxvII, 10-15. And he tho earth.

THE ARK. made the table of shittim-wood: Tuz OIL AND THE LIGHTING OF two cubits was the length thereof, ITS FORM, BIZE, AND PLACE. THE LAMP.

and a cubit the breadth thereof, Exod. xxv, 10-15. And they

and a cubit and a half the height shall make an ark of shittimExod. xxvii, 20, 21. And thou thereof. And be overlaid it with wood: two cubits and a half shall shalt command the children of Israel, that they bring theo pure crown of gold round about. Also and a half the breadth thereof,

pure gold, and made thereunto a be the length thereof, and a cubit oil-ullve beater for the light, to he made thereunto a border of an and a cubit and a half the height cause the lamp to burn always hand-breadth round about; and thereof. And thou shalt overlay In the tabernacle of the congregar made a crown of gold for the it with pure gold, within and with. tion without the vail, which is border thereof round about. And out shalt thou overlay Lt; and shalt before the testimony, Aaron and he cast for it four rings of gold, make upon it a crown of gold bis sons shall order it from morn- and put the rings upon the four round about. And thou shalt cast ing to evening before the LORD. corners that were in the four feet four rings of gold for it, and put It shall be a statute for ever unto thereof. Over against the border them in the four corners thereof; their generations on the behalf of were the rings, the places for the acd two rings shall be in the one the children of Israel.

staves to bear the table. And he side of it, and two rings in the Exod. XXXV, 14. The candle- made the staves of sbittim-woud, other side of it. And thou shalt stick also for the light, and his and overlaid them with gold, to make staves of sbittim-wood, and furniture, and his lamps, with the bear the table.

overlay them with gold. And oil for the light,

thou shalt put the staves into the Exod. x1, 4, 24, 25. .... And

ALTAR OF INCENSE.

rings by the sides of the ark, thou shalt bring in the candlestick,

that the ark may be borne with and light the lamps thereof. And

Exod. xxx, 1--5. And thou shalt them. The staves shall be in the be put the candlestick in the tent make an altar to burn incense rings of the ark: they shall not be of the congregation, over against upon; of shittim-wood shalt thou taken from it. the table, on the side of the taber: make it. A cubit shall be the Exod. xxxvII, 1--5. And Bezaleel nacle southward. And he lighted length thereof, and a cubit the made the ark of shittim-wood; the limps before the LORD; as the breadth thereof; (four-square shall two cubits and a half was the Lond commanded Moses.

it be,) and two cubits shall be the length of it, and a cubit and a half Num. viii, 2, 3. Speak unto height thereof; the horns thereof the breadth of it, and a cubit and Aaron, and say unto him, When shall be of the same. And thou a half the height of it. And ho thou lightest the lamps, the seven

shalt overlay it with pure gold, overlaid it with pure gold within lamps shall give light over ugainst the top thereof, and the sides and without, and made a crown of th candlestick. And Aaron did thereof round about, and the horns gold to it round about. And he so: le lighted the lamps

thereof thereof: and thou shalt make unto cast for it four rlogs of gold, to be over against the candlestick; as

it a crownof gold round about. And sct by the four corners of it; even . the LORD commanded Moses.

two golden rings shalt thou make two rings upon the one side of it,

to it under the the crown of it, by and two rings upon the other side 1 Sam. 111, 3. And ere the lamp the two corners thereof; upon the of it. And he made stases of of God wont out in the temple of two sides of it shalt thou make it: shitlim-wood, and overlaid them tho LORD, where the ark of God and they shall be for places for the with gold, And be put the was, and Samuel was laid down stares to bear it withal, And staves into the rings by the sides to sleep.

thou shalt make the slaves of site of the ark, to bear the ark.

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Exod. xl, 2, 3, 21. On the first and another cnerup on the other, to search out a resting-plane for day of the first month shalt thou end on that side: out of the mercy- them. Bet up the tabernacle of the tent seat made he the cherubim on the Num. xiv, 44. But tney prosumof the congregation; And thou two ends thereof. And the ed to go up unto the hill top: shalt put therein the ark of the cherubims spread out their wings nevertheless the ark of the cove. testimony, and cover the ark with on high, and covered with their nant of the LORD, and Moses, the vail, And be brought the wings over the mercy-seat, with departed not out of the camp. ark into the tabernacle, and set their faces one to another; even to

Josh, iii, 3, 4, 6, 8, 11. And they up the vail of the covering, and the mercy - seat

- ward were the commanded the people, saying, covered the ark of the testimony; faces of the cherubimg.

When ye see the ark of the cove as the LORD commanded Moses.

nant of the LORD your God, and 2 Sam. vi, 17. And they brought

the priests the Levites bearing it,

Dleb. ix, 5. And over It the then ye shall remove from your in the ark of the LORD, and set it cherubims of glory shadowing the place, and go after it: Yet there tabernacle that David bad pitch- mercy-seat; of which, we cannot shall be a space between you and ed for it: and David offered burnt- now speak particularly.

it, about two thousand cubits by offerings and peace - offerings

measure: come not near unto it; before the LORD.

ITS USE AND CONTENTS. that ye may know the way by

which ye must go: for ye have 1 Chron. xv, 1. And David made Exod. xxv, 16, 21, 22. And thon him houses in the city of David, shalt put into the ark the testi- | not passed this way heretofore.

And Joshua spake unto the and prepared a place for the ark mony, which I shall give thee: priests, saying, Take up the ark of God, and pitched for it a tent.

And thou shalt put the mercy-seat of the covenant, and pass over

above upon the ark; and in the before the people. And they took 1 Chron. xvi, 1. So they brought ark thou shalt put the testimony the ark of God, and set it in the that I shall give thee. And there I up the ark of the covenant, and midst of the tent that David had will meet with thee, and I will com- thou shalt command the priests

And pitched for it: and they offered mune with thee from above the that bear the ark of the covenant, burnt-sacrifices and peace-offer- mercy - seat, from between the saying, When ye are come to the ings before God. God wad Daviã brought up from things

which I will give thee in hold, the ark of the covenant of 2 Chron. 1, 4. Bat the ark of the ark of the testimony, of all brink of the water of Jordan,

ye Kirjath-jearim to the place which commandment unto the children the Lord of all the earth passeth David iad prepared for it: for be of Israel.

over before you into Jordan. bad pitched a tent for it at Jeru- Exod. XXX, 6. And thou sbalt balein, put it before the vall that is by which bare the ark stood in the

Josh. iv, 10, 11. For the priests the ark of the testimony, before midst of Jordan, until every thing ITS LID OR MERCY SEAT. the inercy-seat that is over the

was finished that the LORD comExod xxv, 17. And thou shalt testimony, where I will meet with

manded Joshua to speak unto the make a mercy-seat of pure gold: thee.

people, according to all tbat Moses two cubits and a half shall be

Ecod. xl, 20. And he took and commandedJoshua: and the people the length thereof, and a cubit put the testimony into the ark, hasted and passed over. And it and a half the breadth thereof.

and set the staves on the ark, and came to pass, when all the people Exod. xxvi, 34, And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above upon were clean passed over, tbat ile

ark of the LoBD passed 'over, and put the mercy-seat upon the ark the ark. of the testimony in the must holy 1 Chron. xlit, 3, 4. And let us

the priests, in the presence of the place. bring again the ark of our God to

people. Exod. xxxvii, 6. And he made us: for we enquired not at it in

1 Chron. xv, 23 24. And Berechthe inercy-seat of pure gold: two the days of Saul. Aud all the iah and Elkanan U'. re door-keepcubits and a haf was the length congregation said that they would ers for the ark. And Shebaniah, thereof, and one cubit and a half do 80: for the thing was right in and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, the breadth thereof. the eyes of all the people.

and Amasal, and Zechariah, and

Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, 2 Chron. vi, 11. And in it have did blow with the trampets before Ітs СпERBIA. .

I put the ark, wherein is the the ark of God: and Obed-edom Exod. xxv, 18.-20. And thou covenant of the LORD, that he and Jehiah were door - keepers shalt inake 'two cherubims of made with the children of Israel. for the ark. gold; of beaten work shalt thoa make them, in the two ends of

P8. cxxxil, 8. Arise, O Lord, into the mercy-seat. And make one thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy | SOMETIMES TAKEN OUT WITI TUD cherub on the one end, and the strength.

ARMY IN WAB. other cherub on the other end; Heb. ix, 4. Which had the gold- Josh. vi, 11, 12. So the ark of the eren of the mercy-seat shall ye en censer, and the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going make the cherubims on the two covenant overlaid round about about it once: and they came into ends thereof. And the cherubims with gold, wherein was the golden the camp, and lodged in the camp. sliall stretch forth their wings on pot that had manna, and Aaron's And Joshua rose early in the bigh, covering the mercy - seat rod that budded, and the tables morning, and the priests took up with their wings, and their faces of the covenant

the ark of the LORD. shcll look one to another; toward

1 Sam. 1v, 3-6. And when the the mercy-reat shall the faces of the cherubims be.

THE GUARD OF THE ARK.

people were come into the camp,

ihe elders of Israel said, WhereExod. xxxvi1,7--9. And he made Num. x, 33. And they departed fore hath the LORD smitten us to two cherubims of gold; beaten out from the mount of the LORD three day before the Philistines? Let of one piece made he thom, on the days' journey: and the ark of the us fetch the ark of the curenant two ends of the mercy-seat: One covenant of the LORD went before of the LORD out of Shilob cherub on the end on this side, them in the three days' journey, ' upon us, that, when it cometh among us, it may save us out of all, and on your lords. Now there- before the ark. And David was the hand of our enemieg. So the fore make a new cart, and take afraid of the LORD that day, and people sent to Shiloh, that they two milch-kine, on which there said, How shall the ark of tho might bring from thence the ark bath come no yoke, and tie the Lord come to me? So David would of the covenant of the LORD of kine to the cart, and bring their not remove the ark of the LORD hosts, which dwelleth between the calves home from them: And take unto him into the city of David; cherubims: and the two sons of the art of the LORD, and lay it but David carried it aside into the EII, Hopbni and Phinebas, were upon the cart; and put the jewels house of Obed-edom the Gittite. there with the ark of the covenant of gold, which yo return him for And the ark of the LORD conof God. And when the ark of the a trespass-offering, in a coffer by tinued in the house of Obed-edom covenant of the LORD came into the side thereof; and send it away, the Gittite three months: and the the camp, all Israel shouted with that it may go. And see, if it LORD blessed Obed-edom, and all a great shout, so that the earth goeth up by the way of his own bis bonsehold. And it was told rang again. And when the Phil. coast to Beth-shemesh, then be king David, saying, The LORD istiues heard the noise of the hath done us this great evil: but hath blessed the house of Obedshout, they said, What meaneth if not, then we shall know that it edom, and all that pertaineth unto the noise of this great shout in the is not his hand that smote us; it him, because of the ark of God. camp of the Hebrews? And they was a chance that happened to us. So David went and brought up understood that the ark of the And the men did so: and took two the ark of God from the house of LORD was come into the camp. milch kine, and tied them to the Obed-edom into the city of David

cart, and shut up their calves at with gladness. And it was 80, ONCE TAKEN CAPTIVE.

home: And they laid the ark of that, when they that bare the ark

the LORD upon the cart, and the of the Lord had gone six paces, 1 Sam. iv, 11, 13, 17, 22. And coffer with the mice of gold and he sacrificed oxen and fatlings. Só the ark of God was taken; and the the images of their emerods. And David and all the house of Israel two sons of Eli, Hophoi and Phi- the cart came into the field of brought up the ark of the LORD nebas, were slain. And when he Joshua, a Beth-shemite, and stood with shouting, and with the sound came, 10, Ell sat upon a seat by there, where there was a great of the trumpet. the way-side watching for his stone: and they clave the wood of heart trembled for the ark of God. the cart, and offered the kine a

1 Sam. vii, 2. And it came to And when the man came into

the burnt-otlering unto the LORD pass, while the ark abode in Kircity, and told it, all the city cried | And the Levites took down the Jath-jearim, that the time was out. And the messenger answered ark of the LORD, and the coffer long tor it was twerty years: and and said, Israel is fled before the that was with it, wherein the all the house of Israel lamented Philistines, and there bath been jewels of gold were, and pot them after the LORD. also a great slaughter among the on the great stone: and the men people and thytwo sons also, Heph-of Beth-shemesh offered burnt-of- also, and all the Levites were with

2 Sam. xv, 24, 25. And 10 Zadok ni and Phinehas, are dead, and the furings, and sacrificed sacrifices, him, bearing the ark of the coveark of God is taken. And she the same day unto the LORD. And nant of God: and they set down said, The glory is departed from when the five lords of the Phili- the ark of God; and Abiathar Israel; for the ark of God is taken. stines had seen it, they returned went up, until all the people had

1 Sam. v, 1, 2. And the Phili- to Elron the same day. And they done passing out of the city. And stines took the ark of God, and sent messengers to the inhabitants the king said unto Zadok, Carry br ught it from Ebenezer unto ot Kirjath-jeurim, saying, The Phi- back the ark of God into the city: Ashdod. When the Philistines listines bave brought again the if I shall find favour in the eyes took the ark of God, they brought ark of the LORD; come ye down, of the LORD, he will bring mo it into the house of Dagon, and and fetch it up to you.

again, and show me both it and set it by Dagon.

his habitation. 1 Sam. vi, 1, 13. And the ark of VARIOUS STATIONS OF THE the LORD was in the country of

1 Kings 11, 26. And unto Ablathe Philistines seven months. And

ARK.

thar the priest said the king, Get they of Beth-shemesh were reap- 1 Sam. vii, 1. , And the men of thee to Anathoth, unto thine own ing their wheat barvest in the. Kirjath-jearlm came, and fetched fields; for thou art worthy of valley: and they lifted up their up the ark of the LORD, and death: but I will not at this time eyes, and saw the ark, and re- brought it into the house of Abina- put thee to death, because thou joiced to see it.

dab in the bill, and sanctified barest the ark of the LORD God

Eleazar his son to keep the ark of before David my father, and be BUT SOON SENT BACK. the LORD.

cause thou hast been afflicted in 1 Sam. vi, 2-4,7,11,14-16,21. And 2 Sam. vi, 1–4, 9--13,15. Again, flicted.

all wherein my father was althe Philistines calledforthe priests David gathered together all the and thediviners,saying, What shall chosen men of Israel, thirty thou- 1 Kings viil, 1-4. Then Sowedo to the ark of the LORD? tell us sand. And David arose, and went lomon assembled the elders of wherewith we shall send it to his with all the people that were with Israel, and all the heads of the place. And they said, If ye send him from Baale of Judah, to bring tribes, the chief of the fathers of away the ark of the God of Israel, up from thence the ark of God, the children of Israel, unto king sent it not empty; but in any wise whose name is called by the name Solomon in Jerusalem, that they return him a trespass-offering: of the LORD of hosts, that dwell- might bring up the ark of the cothen ye shall be healed, and it eth between the cherubims. And venant of the LORD out of the city shall be known to you why his they set the ark of God upon a of David, which is Zlon. And aú hand is not removed from you. new cart, and brought it out of the men of Israel assembled themThen said they, What shall be the the house of Abinadab that was selves unto king Solomon at the trespass-offering which we shall in Gibeah: and Uzzah and Ahio, i feast in the month Ethanim, which return to him? They answered, the sons of Abinadab, drave the is the seventh month, And all Five goldeu emerods, and five new cart. And they brought it the elders of Israel came, and the golden mice, according to the out of the house of Abinadah, priests took up the ark. And they number of the lords of the Phili- which was at Gibeah, accompany brought up the ark of the LORD, stines: for one plague was on you ling the ark of God; and Ahio went and the tabernacle of the congre

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