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bisborder:wherefore Israel turned od against them, and destroyed came unto them suddenly, and away from hiin.

the increase of the earth, till thou went up from Gilgal all night. Num. xxi, 21--23. And Israel come unto Gaza; and left no sus

Josh. xi, 7. So Joshua came, and sent messengers unto Sihon king lenance for Israel, neither sheep, all the people of war with hm, of the Amorites, saying, Let me nor ox, nor ass. For tbey came against them by the waters of pass through thy land: we will up with their catilo and their Merom suddenly; and they fell not turn luto the helds, or into the tents, and they came as grass- upon them. vineyards; we will not drink of the hoppers for multitude; for both waters of the wel: but we will they and their camels were withwent up by the way of them that

Judges viit, 11. And Gideon go along by the king's high-way, out number: and they entered until we be past thy borders into the land to destroy it. And dwelt in tents on the east of

Nobah and Jogbebab, and smote And Sthon would not suffer Israel was greatly impoverished Israel to pass through bis border; because of the Midianites, and the the host: for the host was secure.

Judges ix. 31-33, 4244. And be but Sibon gathered all his people children of Israel cried unto the

sent messengers unto Abimelech together, and went out against LORD. Israel into the wilderness: and he 2 Kings 111, 18, 19, 23. And this privily, saying, Behold, Gaal the came to Jahaz, and fought against Is but a light thing in the sight of come to Shechem; and, behold,

son of Ebed, and his brethren, be Israel.

the LORN: he will deliver tho they fortify the city against thes. Judges xi, 16-20. But when Moabites also into your hand. Now therefore up by night, thoa Israel cume 'up

froin Egypt, and And ye shall smite every fenced and the people that is with thee, walked through the wilderness city, and every choice city, and and lie in wait in the field; And it onto the Red sea, and came to shall fell every good tree and shall be, that in the morning, as Kadesı; Then Israel sent mes. stop all wells of water, and mar

soon as the sun is up, thou shalt sengers' unto the king of Edom, every good place of land with rise early, and set upin the city: saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass stones. And they beat down the and, behold, when he and the though thy land: but the king

of cities, and on every good piece of people that is with him come ont Edom would not bearken thereto. land cast overy man luis stone, against thee, then mayest thou And in like manner they kont and Alled it; and they stopped all do to them as thou shalt fiad unto the king of Moab; but he the wells of water, and relied, all occasion. And it came to pass on would not consent: and Israel the good trees: only in Kir.

the morrow, abode in Kudish.

that the people went haraseih left they tho stones ont into the field; and they told

Then they went along through the wilder- thereof; howbeit the slingers

Abimelech, And he took the ness, and compassed the land of went about it, and smote it.

people, and divided them into Edon, and the land of Moab; and Jer. iv, 20. Destruction upon three companies, and laid wait in came by the cast side of the land des roction is cried; for the whole the fuld, and looked, and, behold, of Moab, and pitched on the other land is spoiled: -uddenly are my the people were come forth out side of Arnon, but camo not with tents spoiled, and my curtains in of the city; and he rose up in the border of Mob: fur Arnona moment.

against them, and smote them. was the border of Moab. And

Jer. XXV, 87, 38. Aud the peace and Abimelech, and the company Israel sent messengers unto able habitations are cut duin, be- that was with him, rushed" for. Sihon king of the Anorites, the cause of the force anger of the ward, and stood in the entering king of Heshbon: and Israel sald LORD. He hath forsaken his of the gate of the city: and the unto him, Let us pase, we pray covert, as the lion: for their land two other companies ran upon all thee, through thy land nnto my is desolate becanse of the fierce- the people that were in the fields, place. But Shion trusted not ness of the oppressor, and because and slow them. Israel to pass through his const: of bis fierce anger.

2 Sam. ii, 29. 32. And Abner and but Sihon gathered all his poople together, and pliched in Jabuz,

Jer. I, 12. Your mother shall his men walked all that night and luugit agalust Israel, be sore confounded; sbe that bare through the plain, and passed over

you shall be ashamed: boboid, the Jordin, and went through all DEVASTATION

hindermost of the nations shall | Bithron, and they came to Maha PRODUCED BY THE MARCH

be a wilderness, a dry land, and a baim. And they took up Asabel, desert,

and buried him in the sepulcliro OF AN ENEMY. Num. xxii, 4. And Moab said solation, a dry land, and a wilder. went all night, and they came to Jer. II, 43. Her cities are a de of his father, which was in Beth

Joab aud his inen unto the elders of Midian, Now ness, a' land wherein no man Hebron at break of duy. shall this company lick up all that dwelleth. neither doth any son of are round about us, as the ox maa pass thereby

2 Sam. xvii, 22. Then Darid licketh up the grass of the fuld.

arose, and all the people that were And Balak the son of Zippor was

Nicah li. 4. In that day shall with him, and they passed over king of the Moabites at that one take up a parable against yon, Jordan: by the morning light time.

and lament with a dolefal lamen- there lacked not one of them that Deut xxvill, 61. And he shall tation, and ray, We be utterly was not gone over Jordan. eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the spoiled; he hath changed the por

2 Kings ili, 22, 23. And they fruit of thy land, until thou betion of my people: how bath he destroyed: which' also shall not removed it from me! turning rose up early in the morning, and

the sun shone upon the water, and leave thee either corn, wine, or away be bath divided our fields.

the Moabites saw the water or the oil, or the increase of thy kine, or

other side as red as blood: And flocks of thy sheep, unul he have


they said, This is blood: the Rings destroyed thee.

Gen. xtv. 15. And he divided aro surely slain, and they have Judges vi, 8-6. And so it was, bimself against them, he and bis smitten one another: now there when Israel had sown, that the servants, by niglit. and smote fore, Moab, to the spoil. Midianites came up, and the them, and pursued them unto Amalekites, and the children of Hobah, which is on the left hand

AMBUSHES. the east, even they cane up of Damascus.

Josh.vill 9-17,19-22. Joshua thore against them; And they encamp Josh. x, 9. Joshua therefore fore sent theun forth; and wey went


tolle in ambosh,andabodebetweon | trumpets, and brake the pitchers, looked behind them, and, behold, Bell-el and Ai, on the west side and held the lamps in their left the flame of the city ascended up of Ai: but Josuta lodged that hands, and the trumpets in their to heaven, Aud when the men of night among the people. And right hands to blow withal : and Israel turned again, the men of Joshua rose up early in the morn- they cried, The sword of the LORD, Benjamin were amazed: for they ing, and numbered the people, and of Gideon. And they stood saw that evil was come upon and went up, he and the elders of every man in his place round them. Therefore they turned Israel, before the people to Ai. about the camp: and all the host their backs before the men of IsAnd all the people, even the people ran, and cried, and fled. And the rael unto the way of the wilderof war that were with him, went three hundred blew the trumpets, ness; but the battle overtook up, and drew nigh, and came be- and the LORD set every man's them: and them which came out fore the city, and pitched on the sword against his fellow, even of the cities they destroyed in the north side of Al: now there was a thronghout all the host: and the midst of them. Thus they invalley between them and Al. And host tied to Beth-shittah in Zere closed the Benjamites round about, he took about five thousand men, rath, and to the border of Abel and chased them, and trude them and set them to lie in ambush meholah, unto Tabbath.

down with

over against between Bett-el and Ai, on the Judges xx, 29--43. And Israel Gibeah toward the sub-rising. West side of the city. And when set liers in Wait round about they had set the people, even Gibeah. And the children of Is

2 Chron xili, 13. But Jeroboam all the host that was on the rael went up against the children caused an ambushment to come Dorth of the city, and their liers of Benjamin on the third day, and about behind them: so they were in wait on the west of the city, put themselves in array against before Judah, and the ambushJoshua went that night into the Gibeah, as at other times. And ment was behind them. midst of the valley. And it came the children of Benjamin went out to pass, when the king of Al saw against the people, and were SIGNALS OF VARIOUS KINDS it, that be basted and rose up drawn away from the city; and Joshua il, 21. And she said, early; and the men of the city they began to smite of the people, Accordlog unto your words, so be went out against Israel to battle and kill, as at other times, in the it. And she sent them away, und be and all his people, at a time bighways, of which one goeth up they departed: and she bound the appointed, before the plalo: but he to the house of God, and the other scarlet line in the window. wist not that there were liers in to Gibeah in the field, about thirty ambush against him behind the men of Israel. And the children Jonathan, Beliolu, we will pass

1 Sam. xiv, 8-10. Then said city. Anu Joshua and all Israel of Benjamin said, They are smitmade as if they were beaten before ten down before us, as at the first discover ourselves unto them. If

over unto these men, and we will them, and fled by the way of the But the children of Israel said, they say thus unto us, Tarry until wilderness. And all the people Let us flee, and draw them from that were in Al were called to the city unto the wfghways. And stand still in our place, and will

we come to you; then we will gether 10 pursue after them; and all the men of Israel. 1ose up out not go up unto them. But if they they pursued after Joshua, and of their place, and put themselves And there was not a man left in liers in wait of Israel came forth delivered them into our hand; and were drawn away from the city. I in array at Baal-tamar: aud the say thus, Come up unto vs; then

we will go up: for the LORD hath Al or Bethel that went not out out of their places, even out of the this shall be a sign unto us. aftér Israel: and they left the city meadows of Gibeah. And there open, and pursued after Israel. came against Gibeah ten thousand 1 Sam. xx, 19-22, 85 -- 39. And And the ambush aruse quickly out chosen men out of all Israel, and when thou hast stayed three days, of their place, and they ran as the battle was 'sore: but they then thou shalt go down quickly, soon as he had stretched out his knew not that evil was near them. and come to the place where thou hand: and they entered into the and the LORD smote Benjamin didst hide thyself when the buslcity, and took it, and hasted and before Israel: and the children of ness was in hand, and shalt reset the city on fire. And when Israel destroyed of the Benjamites malu by the stone Ezel. And I the men of Ai looked behind them, that day twenty and five thousand will shoot three arrows on the they saw, and, behold, the smoke and an hundred men: all these side thereof, as though I shot at a of the ciiy ascended up to heaven, drew the sword. So the children mark. And, behold, I will send a and they had no power to flee of Benjamin saw that they were lad, saying Go, find out the this way or that way: and it smitien: for the men of Israel arrows. If I expressly say unto people that fled to the wilderness gave place to the Benjamltes, be- the lad, Behold, the arrows are turned back upon the pursuers. cause they trusted unto the llers on this side of thee, take them; And when Joshua and all Israel in wait wbich they bad set beside then come thou: for there is peace saw that the ambush had taken Gibeah. And the liers in wait to thee, and no hurt, as the LORD the city, and that the smoke of hasted, and rushed upon Gibeah; liveth. But if I say thus unto the the city ascended, then they turn- and the liers in wait drew them- young man, Behold, the arrows ed again, and slew the men of Al. selves along, and smote all the city are beyond thee; go thy was: for And the other issued out of the with the edge of the sword. Now the LORD bath sent thee away. city against bem; so they were in there was an appointed sign be. And it came to pass in the moruthe midst of Israel, some on this tween the men of Israel and the ing, that Jonathan went out into Biule, and some on that side: and liers in wait, that they should the field at the time appointed they smote them, so that they let make a great fame with sinoke with David, and a little lad with Done of them remain or escape. to rise up out of the city. And him. And he said unto his lad,

Judges vii, 19.-22. So Gideon, when the men of Israel retired in Run, tlud out now the arrows and the hundred men that were the battle, Benjamin began to which I shoot. And as the lad with him, came unto the outside smile and kill of the men of Israel ran, he shot an arrow beyond of the camp in the beginning of about thirty persons; for they him. And when the lad was the middle watch; and they had said, Surely they are smitten come to the place of the arrow but newly set the watch: and they down before 18, as in the first which Jonathan had shot, Jonablew the trumpets, and brake the battle. But when the flame began than cried after the lad, and said, pitchers that were in their lands. to arise up out of the city with a 18 not the arrow beyond thee And the three companies blew the 'pillar of smoke, the Benjamites ! And Jonathan cried after the lad

Make speed, haste, stay not. And remain, which are left in the city, people also are fallen and dead; Junathau's lad gathered up the (behold, they are as all the multi and Saul and Jonathan bis sou are arrows, and came to his master. lude of Israel that are loft in it; dead also. And David said unto But the lad knew not any thing: behold, I say, they are even as all the young man that told him, Huw only Jonathan and David know the multitude of the Israelites knowext thou that Saul and Jonethe matter,

that are consumed,) and let us thun his son be dead? And the send and see. They took there young man that told him said, 4s

fore two chariot horses, and the I happened by chance up in moont Job xxi, 28. 29. For ye say king sent after the host of the Gllboa, behold, Saul leaned up: Where is the house of the prince? Syrians, saying, Go and see. And his spear, and, lo, the chariots and and where are the dwelling-places they went after them unto Jordan; horsemen followed bart after bir of the wicked? Have ye not ask and, lo, all the way w18 full of and when he looked behind him, ed them that go by the way? and garments and vessels, which the he saw me, and called unto me. do ye not know their tokens.

Syrians bad cast away in their And I answered, Here am l. Ezek. xxiv, 24. Thus Ezekiel 18 baste: and the messengers return

2 Sam. xi, 6, 7, 18-24. And anto you a sign: according to all ed, and told the kins.

David sent to Juab saying, Send that he hath done sliall ye do; and

me Uriah the Hittite. And Juab when this cometb, ye shall know From PRISONERS, FUGITIVES, ETC. sent Uriah to David And when that I am the Lord God.

Gen. xlv, 13. And there came U iah was come unto him, Divid INTELLIGENCE.

one that had escaped, and told demanded of him how Joab did,

Abram the Hebrew; for he dwelt and how the people did and bow FROM A DIVINE SOURCE. in the plain of Mamre the Amor- the war prospered. Then Joab 1 Kings xx, 22. And the pro- ite, brother of Eshcol, and brother sent and told David all the things phet came to the king of Israel, of 'Aper: and these were couled-concerning the war, And charged and said unto him, Go, strengthen erate with Abram

the messenger, saying, When thou thyself, and mark, and see what

hast made an end of telling the thon doest: for at the return of saw a man come forth out of the And if so be that the king's with

Judges 1, 24–26. And the sples matters of the war onto the king, the year the king of Syria will city, and they said unto him, Show arise, and he say unto thee, Where come up against thee.

us, we pray thee, the entrance fore approached ye so nigla anto 2 Kings vi, 7--13. Therefore, into the city, and we will shew the city when ye did fighi? kn Baid he, Take it up to thee. And thee mercy. And when he show. ye not that they would shoot from he put out his hand, and took it. ed them the entrance into the the wall? Who smote Abimelech Then the king of Syria warred city, they smote the city with the son of Jerubbesheth? did not against Israel, and took counsel the edge of the sword; but they a woman cast a piece of a millwith his servants, saying. In such let go die man and all his family: stone upon him from the wall

, an such a place shall be my and the man went into the land that he died in Thebez? why went camp. And the man of God sent of the Hittites, and built a city, ye nigh the wall? then say thou, unto the king of Israel, saying, and called the name thereof Luz: Thy servant Urah the Hillite is Beware that thou pass not such a which is the name thereof unto dead also. So the messenger place; for thither the Syrians are this day.

Went, and came and shewed David come down. And the king of Judges vill, 13, 14. And Gideon all that Joab had sent hiun for. Israel sent to the place which the the son of Joash returned from And the messengers said anto man of God told him, and warned battle before the sun was up, and David, Surely the men prevailed him of, and saved himself there, caught a young man of the men agaiust us, and came out outs us not once nor twice. Therefore of Succoth, and enquired of bim: into the field, and we were upon the heart of the king of Syria was and he described unto him the them even unto

the entering of ite sore troublert for this thing; and princes of Succoth, and the elders gate. And the shooters shot from he called bis servants, and said ihereof even tbreescore and seven- off the wall upon thy servants; unto them, Will ye not shew me teen men.

and some of the king's servants be which of us is for the king of

1 Sam. xix, 18. So David fled, dead, and thy servant Uriab the Israel? And one of his servants and escaped, and came to Samuel Hittite is dead also. said, None, my lord, o king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Saul had done to bim. to Ramah, and told him all that

2 Sam xvill, 19, 20, 21, 28 -32. Israel, telleth the king of Israel and

And he then said Ahimaaz the son of the words that thou speakest in Naioth.

Samuel went and dwelt in Zadok, Let me now run and bear thy bedchamber. And he said,

the king tidings; how that the Go and spy where he is, that i

2 Sam. 1, 1--7. Now it came to Lord bath avenged him of Lis may send and fetch him. And it pass after the death of Saul, when enemies. And Joab said unto him, was told him, saying, Behold, he is David, was returned from the Thou shalt not bear tidings this in Dothan.

slaughter of the Amalekites, and day, but thou shalt bear ildings

David had abode two days in Zig. another day; but this day thod FBOM PERSONAL OBSERVATION.

lag; it came even to pass on the shalt bear no tidings, because the

third day, that. behold, a nian came king's son is dead.' Then said 2 Kings vii, 12-15. And the out of the camp from Saul, with his Joab to Cushi, Go tell the king king arose in the night, and said clothes rent, and earth upon his what thou hast seen. And Cusut unto his servants, I will now shew head: and so it was, when he came bow-d himself to Joab, and ran. you what the Syrians have done to David, that he fell to the earth, An I Ahimaaz called, and said unto to us. They know that we be and did obeisance. And David th: king, All is well. And be fell bungry; therefore are they gone said unto him, From whence down to the earth upon his faca out of the camp to hide them- comest thou? And he said unto before the king, and said, Blessed selves in the field, saying, When him, Out of the camp of Israel am be the LORD thy God, which hath they come out of the city, we sball i escaped. A0J David said unto ielivered up the men that lified catch them alive, and get into the bim; How went the matter? I up their haud against my lord thio city. And one of his servants pray thee, tell me. And he an-king. And the king said, Is the answered and said, Let some take, swered, that the people are fled young man Absalom safe? And I pray theo, five of the horses that from the battle, and many of the l Ahlmaaz answered, When Joab sent the king's servant, and meeth himsell, and come ye again to | Into the clty, and Absalom camo thy servaut, I saw a great tumult, me with the certainty, and I will into Jerusalem. but I knew not what it was. And go with you; and it shall come to the king said unto him, Turn pass, it he be in the land, that I

FROM SPIES. aside, and stand here. And he will search him out througbout all

Num. xiii, 2, 3, 17-22, 25-27. Send turned aside, and stood still. And, the thousands of Judah, But

thou men, that they may search behold, Cushi came; and Cushi there came a messenger unto Saul: the land of Canaan, which I give said, Tidings, my lord the king: saying, Haste thee, and come; for unto the children of Israel; of for the LORD haih avenged thee the Philistines have invaded the every tribe of their fathers shall this day of all them that rose up land.

ye send a man, every one a ruler against thee. And the king said

1 Sam. xxlv, 1. And it came to among them. And Moses, by the unto Cushl, Is the young man Absalom sale? And Cushi an

pass, when Saúl was returned from commandment of the LORD, sent swered, The enemies of my lord following the Philistines, that it them from the wilderness of

was told him, saying, Behold, Paran: all those men were heads the king, and all that rise against thee to do thee hurt, be as that David is in the wideruess of En- of the children of Israel. And gedi.

Moses sent them to spy out the young man is. Jer. XXV, 31. A noise shall come

2 Kings vii, 9-11. Then they them, Get you up this way south

land of Canaan, and said unto even to the ends of the earth: for said one to another, We do not ward, and go up into the moun the LORD hath a controversy with well: this day is a day of good tain; And see the land, what it is; the nations.

tidiogs, and we hold our peace; 1! | and the people that dwelleth Jer. xlvii!, 19, 20. o inhabitant won turry till the morning-light therein, whether they be strong or of Aroer, stand by the way, and some mischief will come upon us: weak, few or many; And what the

now therefore come, that we may land is that they dwell in, whether ; , that escapeth, and say, What is go and tell the king's household. it be good or bad; and what cities done? Moab is confounded; for porter of the city; and they told whether in tents, or in strong

so tbey came and called unto the they be that they dwell in, it is broken down : howl and ory: them, saying, we came to the holds; And what the land is, tell ye it in Arnon, that Moab is camp of the Syrians, and, bebold, whether it be fat or lean, whether spoiled.

there was no man there, neither there be wood therein, or not; and Jer. II, 31, 32. One post shall voice of man, but horses tied, and be ye of good courag', and bring run to meet another, and one mes-asses tied, and the tents as they of the fruit of the land. (Now the senger to meet another, to shew | were. And he called the porters; time was the time of the first ripe the king of Babylon that his city and they told it to the king's grapes.) So they went up and is taken at one end; And that the house witbin.

searched the land, from the passages are stopped, and the reeds they have burnt with fire,

2 Chron. xx, 2. Then there wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as and the men of war are afrighted.came some that told Jehosbaphat, men come to Hamath. And they

saying, There cometh a great ascended by the south, and canno FROM THE INHABITANTS OF THE

multitude against thee from be- unto Hebron; where Abiman,

yond the sea on this side Syria; Sheshai, and Talmai, the children COUNTRY. and, behold, they be in Hazazon- of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was

built seven years before Zoan in Judges iv, 12. And they showed tamnar, which is En-gedl. Sisera that Barak the son of Abi- Nehem, iv, 11, 12. And our ad- searching of the land after forty

Egypt.) and they returned from noam was gone up to mount versaries said, They shall not days. And they went and camo Tabor

know, neither see, till we come into Moses, and to Aaron, and to all Judges ix, 47. And it was told the midst among them, and slay the congregation of the children Abimelech, that all the men of the them, and cause the work to cease. of Israel, unto the wilderness of tower of Shechem were gathered and it came to pass, that when Paran, to Kadesh; and brought together. the Jews which dwelt by them

back word unto them, and unto i Sam xix, 19. And it was told came, they said unto us ten times all the congregation, and shewed Saul, saying, Beduld, David is at From all places whence, ye shall them

the fruit of the land. And Naíoth in Ramah.

return unto us they will be upon they told him, and said, We came

you. 1 Sam. xxiii, 1, 19-23, 27. Then

unto the land whither inou sentthey told David, saying, Behold,

est us, and surely it floweth with

FROM SECRET EMISSARIES. the Philistines fight against Keilah,

milk and honey; and this is the

fruit of it. and they rob the threshing-floors. 2 Sam. xv, 27, 28, 35–37. The Then came up the Ziphites to Saul king said also unto Zadok the Num. xxi, 32. And Moses sent to Gibeah, saying, Doth not David priest, Art not thou a seer? return to spy out Jaazer, and they took hide himself with us in strong into the city in peace, and your the villages thereof, and drove out holds in the wood, in the hill of two sons with you, Ahimaaz thy the Amorites that were there. Hachilab, which is on the south of son, and Jonathan the son of Josh, il, 1-4, 22, 23. And Joshua Jeshimon? Now therefore, Oking. Abiathar. See, I will tarry in the the son of Nun sent out of Shittiin come down according to all the plain of the wilderness, until two men to spy secretly, saying, desire of thy soul to come down; there come word from you to Go view the land, even Jericho. and our part shall be to deliver certiły me... . Therefore it And they went, and came into an hiin into the king's hand. And shall be, that what thing soever hurlot's house, named Rahab, and Saul said, Blessed be ye of the thou shalt hear ont of the king's lodged there. And it was told the LORD; for ye have compassion on house, thou shalt tell it to Zadok king of Jericho, saying, Behold, me. Go, I pray you, prepare yet, and Abiathar the priests. Be- there came men in hither to-night and know and see his place where hold, they have ti ere with them of the children of Israel to search his haunt is, and who hath seen their two sons, Ahimaaz, Zadok's out the country. And the king of him there: for it is told me that he son, and Jonathan, Abiathar's son; Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, dealeth very subulely. See there and by them ye shall send unto Bring forth the men that are fore, and take knowledge of all me every thing that ye can hear. come to thee. which are entered the lurking places where he hid. I so Hushal David's friend, came into thine house: for they be como


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to search out all the country. | and saw the people that were i morning, when it is day, we shga And the woman took the two therein, how they dwelt careless,, kill bim. men, and hid them, and said thus, after the manner of the Zidonians, 1 Sam, xiii, 3, 4. And Jonathan There came men unto me, but I quiet and secure; and there was smote the garrison of the Phillwist hot whence they were. And no magistrate in the land, that stipes that was in Geba; and the they went, and came unto the might put them to shame in any Philistines heard of it. And Saul mountain, and abode there three thing; and they were far from, blew the trumpet throughout all days, until the pursuers were the Zidonians, and had no busl- the land, saying, Let the IIebrews returned. And the pursuers ness with any man.

bear. And all Israel beard say sought them throughout all the

1 Sam. xxvi, 4. David there that Saol had smitten a garrison way, but found them not. So the two men returned, and descended fore sent out spies, and under of the Philistines, and that Israel from the mountain, and passed stood that Saul was come in very also was had in abomination with

the Philistines. And the people deed. over, and came to Joshua the

were called together after Saul to son of Nun, and told him all 2 Sam. xvii, 17-19. Now Jona- Gilgal. things that befell them,

tban and Abimaaz stayed by En- 1 Sam. xxvII, 4. And it was told Josh. VI, 17, 23, 25. And the city rogel; for they might not be seen

Saul that David was fled to Gath: shall be accursed, even it, and all to come into the city

and a wench and he sought no more again for that are therein, to the LORD: only went and told them; and they him. Rahab the harlot shall live, she went and told king David. Never

1 Chr. Xix, 8. And when Darid and all that are with her in the theless a lad saw them, and told house, because she hid the mes- Absalom: but they went both of teard of it, he sent Joab, and all sengers that we sent. And the them away quickly, and came to the bost of the mighty men. young men that were sples went a mau's house in Bahurim, which Neh. iv, 15. And it came to pass, in, and brought out Rahab, and had a well in his court; whither when our enemies heard that it her father, and her mother, and they went down. And the wo- was known unto us, and God bad ber brethren, and all that she man took and spread a covering brought their counsel to nonght, had; and they brought ont all her over the well's mouth, and epread that we returned all of us to the kindred, and left them without the ground corn thereon: and the wall, every one unto his work. camp of Israel. And Joshua thing was not known.

Isa. xxxvil, 7-9. Behold, I will saved Rahab the barlot alive, and

send a blast upon him, and he her father's household, and all that

shall hear a rumour, and return she had; and she dwelleth in

Gen. xlll, 9--14, 30. 81. And to his own land; and I will cause Israel even unto this day; because Joseph remembered the dreams him to fall by the sword in his she bid the messengers which which he dreamed of them, and own land. So Rabshakeh returnJoshua sent to spy out Jericho.

said unto them, Ye are spies; to ed, and found the king of Assyria

see the nakedness of the land ye warring against Libnah: for he Josh. vii, 2. And Joshua sent are come. And they said unto had heard that he was departed men from Jericho to Al, which is him, Nay, my lord; but to buy from Lachish. And he heard say beside Beth-aven, on the east side food are thy servants come. We concerning Tirhakah king of Ethiof Beth-el, and spake unto them, are all one man's sons: we are opia, He is come forth to make Baying, Gó up and view the coun: true men, thy servauts are no try. Add the men went up and spies. And lio said unto them, it, be sent messengers to Heze

war with thee: and when he heard viewed Al.

Nay, but to see the nakedness of kiah, saying. Josh. xiv, 7, 8. Forty years old the land ye are come. And they was I when Moses, the servant of said, Thy servants are twelve

Jer. xxxvil, 5. Then Pharaoh's the LORD, sent me from Kadesh- brethren, the sons of one man in army was come forth out of Egypt: barnea to espy out the land; and I the land of Canaan; and, behold, and when the Chaldeans that bebrought him word again as it the youngest is this day with our sieged Jerusalem heard tidings of was in mine heart. Nevertheless father, and one is not.

And them, they departed from Jerumy brethren that went up with Joseph said unto them, That is it

salem. me made the heart of the people that I spake unto you, saying, Ye Dan. xi, 44. But tidings out of melt; but I wholly followed ibe are spies. The man, who is the the east and out of the north shall Lord my God.

lord of the land, spake roughly to trouble him: therefore he shall go Judges 1, 23. And the bonse of us, and took us for spies of the forth with great fury to destroy, Joseph sent to descry Beth-el: country. And we said unto him, and utterly to make away many. (now the name of the city before we are true men; we are no was Luz.) spies.

Josh, x, 1, 2. Now it came to Judges xvill, 1, 2, 7. In thoso

1 Chron. xix, 3. But the princes pass, when Adoni-zedek king of days there was no king in Isruel: of the children of Ammon said to Jerusalem had heard how Joshua and in those days the tribe of the Hanun, Thinkest thou that David had taken Ai, and had utterly deDanites sought them an inherit- doth honour thy father, that be stroyed it; as he had done to ance to dwell 10; for unto that hath sent comforters unto thee? Jericho and her king, so he had day all their inheritance had are not his servants come unto done to Al and her king; and how not fallen unto them among the thee for to search, and to over the inhabitants of Gibeon had tribes of Israel. And the chil turow, and to spy out the land ?

made peace with Israel, and were dren of Dan sent of their family

among tliem; That they feared five men from their coasts, men VARIOUS EFFECTS OF WAR- great city, as one of the royal

greatly, because Gibeon 2003 a of valour, from Zorah, and from Eshtaul, to spy out the land, and

LIKE INTELLIGENCE. cities, and because it was greater to search it; and they said 'un'o Jud. xvi, 2. And it was told the than Ai, and all the men thereol them, Go, search the land: who, Gazites, saying, Samson is coma were mighty. when they came to mount Eph- hither. And they compassed him Isa. xxiii, 6. As at the report raim, to the house of Micah, they in, and laid wait for bim all night concerning Egypt, 80 shall they lodged there. Then the five in the gate of the city, and were be sorely pained at the report of men depurted, and came to Laisha | quiet all the night, saying, In the Tyre.

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