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unto this day: consider of it, tako Josh. vill, 23. And the king of sackcloth on their loius, and pu advice, and speak your minds. Ai they took alive, and brought ropes on their beads, and came to Judges xx, 19. And the children him to Joshua.

the king of Israel, and said. This of Israel rose up in the morning, 1 Sam. XXX, 2, 3. And had taken servant Ben-hadad saith, I pray and encamped against Gibeah. the women captives that were thee, let me live. And he said, i

therein: they slew not any, either he yet alive? he is my brother. ITS RESULT. great or small, but carried them Now the men did diligently ob

serve whether any thing ucould Judges xxl, 2, 3, 6-9, 15, 17. And away, and went on their way. So the people came to the house of David and his men came to the come from him, and did hastily God, and abode there till even city, and, behold, it was burnt catch it: and they said, Tby brix before God, and lifted up their with fire; and their wives, and ther Ben-hadad. Then he said,

Then Benvolces, and wept sore; And said,

their sons, and their daughters. Go ye, bring him. O LORD God of Israel, why is this

hadad came forth to him; and he were taken captives. come to pass in Israel, that there 2 Sam. vill, 4. And David took cansed him to come up into the

chariot. should be to-day one tribe lacking from him a thousand chariots, and in Israel? Ang the children of seven bundred borsemen, and

2 Kings vi, 21--23. And the Israel said, who is there among twenty thonsand footmen: and king of Israel said unto Elista, all the tribes of Israel that came David houghed all the chariot- when he saw them, My father, Bot up with the congregation horses, but reserved of them for shall I smite them shall I smite

them. And he answered, Thou unto the LORD? For they had an bundred chariots. made a great oath concerning 1 Chron. xvill, 4. And David thou smite those whom thou bast

shalt not smite them: wouldest blm that came not up to the LORD took from him a thousand cha- taken captive with tby sword and to Mizpeh, saying, He shall surely riots, and seven thousand borse with thy bow? set bread and wabe put to death. And the chil. men, and twenty thousand foot- ter before them, that they may eat dren of Israel repented them for men : David also bougbed all the and drink, and go to their master. Benjamin their brother, and said, chariot-horses, but reserved of And he prepared great provision There is one tribe cut off from them an hundred chariots. Israel this day: How shall we do

for them: and when they had for wives for them that remain, children of Israel carried away away, and they went to their mas

2 Chron. xxvili, 8. And the eaten and drunk, he sent them seeing we have sworn by the captive of their brethren two ter. So the bands of Syria came LORD, that we will not give them hundred thousand women, sons, no more into the land of Israel of our daughters to wives? Aud and daughters, and took also they said, What one is there of away much spoil from them, and

2 Ohron. xxviii, 10-15. And now the tribes of Israel that came not brought the spoil to Samaria.

ye purpose to keep under the chil. up to Mizpeh to the LORD? And, behold, there came none to the

Jer. x, 17. Gather up thy wares bond-men and bond-women unts

dren of Judah and Jerusalem for out of the land, o inhabitant of you: but are there not with you, camp from Jabesh-gilead to the assembly. For the people were the fortress.

even with you, sins against the numbered, and, behold, there were Jer. xll, 10. Then Ishmael car- LORD your God? Now hear me Done of the inhabitants of Jabesh- ried away captive all the residue therefore, and deliver the captives gilead there. And the people of the people that were in Mizpah, again, which ye have taken caprepented them for Benjamin, be- even the king's daughters, and all tive of your brethren; for the cause that the Lord bad made a the people tbat reinained in Miz- fierce wrath of the Lord is upon breach in the tribes of Israel. pah, whom Nebuzar-adan the cap- you. Then certain of the beads And they said, There must be an tain of the guard bad committed of the children of Ephraim, Azainheritance for them that be to Gedaliah the son of Abikam: riah the son of Johanan, Bere escaped of Benjamin, that a tribe and Islimael the son of Nethaniah chiah the son of Meshillemoth, and be not destroyed out of Israel. carried them away captive, and Jehizkiah the son of Shallum, and

departed to go over to the Am- Amasa tue son of Hadlai, stood up PRISONERS. monites.

against them that came fr in the Gen. xiv, 12. And they took Jer. xlviii, 46. Woe be unto thee, war, And said unto them, Ye shall Lot, Abram's brother's son, (who O Moab! the people of Chemosh not bring in the captives hither: dwelt in Sodom,) and his goods, perisheth; for thy sons are taken for whereas we have offended and departed. captives, and thy daughters cap- tend to add more to our sins and

against the LORD already, ye itNum. xxi, 1. And when king tives,

to our trespass; for our trespass Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt Jer. I, 3. For out of the north is great, and there is fierce wrath In the south, heard tell that Israel there cometh up a nation against against Israel. So the armed mea came by the way of the spies, her, which shall make her land left the captives and the spoil bethen be fought against Israel, and desolate, and none shall dwell fore the princes and all the contook some of them prisoners. therein : they shall remove, they gregation. And the men which Num. Xxxi, 9--12. And the chil-shall depart, both man and beast.

were expressed by name rose np. dren of Israel took all the women Amos i, 15. And their king and took the captives, and with the of Midian captives, and their little shall go into captivity, he and his spoil clothed all that were nake i ones, and took the spoil of all princes together, saith the LORD. among them, and arrayed them, their cattle, and all their flocks,

and shod them, and gave them and all their goods. And the SOMETIMES KINDLY TREATED.

to eat and to drink, anii anoin. took all the spoil, and all the prey, 1 Kings xx, 31--33. And his ser- of them upon asses, and brought

ed them, and carried all the feeble both of men and of beasts. And vants said unto him, Behold now, them to Jericho, the city of palm they brought the captives, and we have heard that the kings of the prey, and the spoil, unto the house of Israel are mercifuil trees, to their brethren: then they Moses, and Eleazır the priest, kings: let us, I pray thee, put

returned to Samaria. and unto the congregation of the sackcloth on our loins, and ropes

P3.cvi, 46. He made them also children of Israel, unto the camp upon our heads, and go out to the to be pitieu of all those that carat the plains of Moab, which are king of Israel: peradventure he ried them captives. by Jordan near Jericto. i will save tuy life. So they girded Isa. xlls, 24, 25. Shall the prey

be taken from the mighty, or tho AND PUT TO DEATH. camp of Israel a curse, and trouble lawful captive delivered? But

Josh. viii, 29. And the king of it. thus saith the LORD, Even the Al he hanged on a tree until even- Josh, vil, 1. But the children of captives of the mighty shall be tide; and as soon as the sun was Israel committed a trespass in the taken away, and the prey of the down, Joshua commanded that accursed thing: for Acban, the son terrible shall be delivered: for I they should take his carcase down of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the will contend with him that con- from the tree, and cast it at the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, tendeth with thee, and I will save entering of the gate of the city, took of the accursed thing; and thy children.

and raise thereon a great heap of the anger of the LORD was kindled SOMETIMES TREATED WITR

stones, that remaineth unto ibis against the children of Israel.

day. IGNOMINY.

1 Sam. xv, 19. Wherefore then Judges viil, 21--23. Then Zebah didst thou not obey the voice of Joshua x, 16-18, 22-25. But these and Zalmunna said, Rise thou, the LORD, but didst ng upon the five kings fled, and bid themselves and fall upon us for as the man spoil, and didst evil in the sight In a cave at Mak kedah. And it was is, so is bis strength. And Gideon of the LORD? told Joshua, saying, The five kings arose, and slew Zebah and Zalare found hid in a cave at Makke- munna, and took away the orna:

Jer. xv, 13. Thy substance dah. And Joshua said, Roll greatments that were on their camels the spoll without price, and that

and thy treasures will I give to stones upun the mouth of the necks. Then the men of Israel for all thy sins, even in all tby cave, and set men by it for to said unto Gideon, Rale thou over keep them: Then said Joshua, us, both thou, and thy son, and

borders. Open the mouth of the cave, and thy son's son also: for thou hast Jer. xvil, 3. O my mountata in bring out those five kings unto delivered us from the hand of the field, I will give thy substance me out of the cave. And they did Midian. And Gideon said unto and all thy treasures to the spoil, so, and brought forth those five them, I will not rule over you, and thy high places for sin, kings unto him out of the cave, neither shall my son rule over throughout all tby borders. the king of Jerusalem, the king of you: the LORD shall rule over you. Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the

Jer. xlix, 28, 29, 31, 32. Concernking of Lachish, and the king of

1 Sam, xxxl, 9, 10. So David ing Kedar, and concerning the Eglon. And it came to pass, when went, he and the six bundred kingdoms or llazor, which Keblia they brought out those kings unto men, that were with him, and chadrezzar king of Babylon ball Joshua, that Joshua called for all came to the brook. Besor,

where smite, thus saith the LORD, Arise the men of Israel, and said unto those that were left behind stap, ye, go up to Kedar, and spoil the the captains of the men of war four hundred men: (for two hun-their flocks shall they take away:

ed. But David pursued, he and men of the east. Their tents and which went with him, Come near, put your feet upon the necks of dred abode behind, which were so they shall take to themselves these kings. And they came near,

faint that they could not go over their curtains, and all their ves. and put their feet upon the necks the brook Besor.)

sels, and their camels; and they of them. And Josbua said unto 2 Chron. XXV, 12. And other ten shall cry unto them, Fear is on them, Fear not, por be dismayed; thousand left alive did the chil- every side. Arise, get you up unto be strong, and of good courage dren of Judah carry away cap- the wealthy nation, that dwelleth for thus shall the LORD do to all tive, and brought them unto the without care, saith the LORD, your enemies against whom ye top of the rock, and cast them which have peither gates nor fight.

down from the top of the rock, bars, which dwell alone. And Judges vill, 16. And he took that they all were broken in their camels shall be a booty, and

the multitude of their cattle 2 the elders of the city, and thorns

pieces. of the wilderness, and briers, and Jer. xxxix, 6. Then the king of spoil: and I will scatter into all with them he taught the men of Babylon slew the sons of Zede- winds them that are in the utmost Succoth.

kiah in Riblah before his eyes: corners; and I will bring their 1 Chron. XX, 3. And he brought the nobles of Judah. also the king of Babylon slew all calamity from all sides thereof,

saith the LORD. out the people that were in it, and

Jer. III, 26, 27, So Nebuzar-adan, Jer. 1, 10. And Chaldea shall be cut them with saws, and with bar- the captain of the guard, took a spoil: all that spoilt hier shall be 80 dealt David

with all the cities them, and brought them to the satisfied, saith the Lord. of the children of Ammon. And the king

of Babylon sinote them, heaven and

the earth, and all that king of Babylon to Riblah. And

Jer. II, 48, 53--56. Then the David and all the people returned and put them to death in Riblah, is therein, shall sing for Babylon: to Jerusalem.

in the land of Hamath. Jer. xxxix, 7. Moreover, he put Judah was carried away captive her from the north, saith the out Zedekiali's eyes, and bound out of his own land.

LORD. Though Babylon should him with chains, to carry him to

mount up to heaven, and thongh Babylon.

BOOTY OFTEN REFERRED she should foftify the height of Jer. III, 9--11. Then they took TO IN CONNECTION WITH her strength, yet from me shall the king, and carried him up unto

WAR.

spoilers come unto her, saith the the king of Babylon to Riblah, in

LORD. A sound of a cry cometh the land of Hamath; where he

Gen. xxvii, 40. And by thy from Babylon, and great destruc. gave

judgment upon' him. And sword shalt thou live, and shalt tiou from the land of the Chalthe king of Babylon slew the serve thy brother; and it shall deans: Because the

Lord hath sons of Zedekiah before his eyes : come to pass, when thou shalt spoiled Babylon, and destroyed he slew also all the princes of Ju- have the dominion,

that thou shalt out of her the great voice; when dah in Riblah. Then he put out break his yoke from of thy neck. her waves do oroar like great the eyes of Zedekiah; and the king Josh. vi, 18. And ye, in any waters, a noise of their voice is of Babylon bound bim in chains, wise keep yourselves from the ac ultered: Because the spoiler is and carried him to Babylon, and cursed thing, lest ye make your come upon her, even upon Baput him in prison till the day of selves accursed, when ye take of bylon, and her mighty men aro his death.

the accursed thing, and make the taken; every one of their bows is

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droken; for the LORD God of re, their sheep, and their oxon, and | him away, and he was gone in compences shall surely requite. their asses, and that which was in peace. Ezek. xxix, 19, 20. Therefore the city, and that which was in

2 Sam: rill, 8. And from Betah, thus saith the Lord God, Bebold, the field, and all their wealth, and and from Berothai,cities of Hadad I will give the land of Egypt unto all thefr little ones, thelrezer, king David took exceeding Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, wives, took they captive, and much brass, and he shall take her multitude, spoiled even all that was in the

2 Kings vli, & And when these and take her spoil, and take her house.

lepers came to the uttermost prey; and it shall be the wages for Num. XXXI, 32-34, 36, 42-46. And part of the camp, they went into his army. I have given him the the booty, being the rest of the

one tent, and did eat and drinka:d land of Egypt for his labour prey which the men of war had carried thence silver, and gold and where with he served against it, canght, was six hundred thou: raiment, and went and hid it; and because they wrought for me, sand, and seventy thousand, and came again, and ertered into ansaith the Lord GOD.

five thousand sheep, And three other tent, and carried thence also, Ezek. Xxxviii, 11--13. And thou score and twelve thousand beeves, and went and hid it. shalt say, I will go up to the land and threescore and one tbou

1 Chron. v, 21. Aod they took of unwalled villages; I will go to sand asses. And the ball, which them that are at rest, that dwell was the portion of them that went away their cattle; of their camels safely, all of them dwelling with out to war, was in number three Afty thousand, and of sheep two out walls, and having neither bars hundred thousand, and seven and hundred and fifty thousand, and por gates, To take a spoil, and to thirty thousand and five hundred of asses two thousand, and of men take a prey; to turn thine hand sheep: And of the children of an hundred thousand. upon the desolate places that are Israel's half, which Moses divided : 1 Chron, x8, 2. And David took now inhabited,and upon thepeople from the men that warred, (Now the crown of their king from oft that are gathered out of the na- the half that pertained unto the his head, and found it to weigh a tions, which have gotten cattle congregation was three hundred talent of gold, and there were and goods, that dwell in the midst thousand, and thirty thousand, precious stones in it; and it was of the land. Sheba, and Dedan, and seven thousand and five set upon David's head: and be and the merchants of Tarshish hundred sheep, And thirty and brought also exceeding much with all the young lions thereof, six thousand beeves, And thirty spoil out of the city. shall say unto thee, Art thou thousand asses and five hundred, 2 Chron. xiv, 14. And they come to take a spoil? hast thou

And sixteen thousand persons.) smote all the cities round about gathered thy company to take a

Deut, il, 35. Only the cattle we Gerar, for the fear of the LORD prey? to carry away silver and took for a prey unto ourselves, came upon them: and they spoiled gold, to take away cattle and and the spoil of the cities which all the cities; for

there was ex . goods, to take a great spoil?

ceeding much spoil in them. Nahum ii, 9. Take ye the spoil Deut. Iil, 7. But all the cattle,

2 Chron. XX, 25. And when of silver, take the spoil of gold: and the spoil of the cities, we Jehoshaphat and his people carne for there is none end of the store took for a prey to ourselves.

to take away the spoil of them, and glory out of all the pleasant Josh. viil, 27. Only the cattle, they found among them in about furniture.

and the spoil of that city, Israel ance both riches with the dead Hab. ii, 7. Shall they not rise up took for a prey unto themselves, bodies, and precious jewels, (which suddenly that shall bite thee, and according unto the word of the they stripped off for themselves) awake ihas shall vex thee, and LORD, which

he commanded more than they could carry away:

Joshua, thou shalt be for booties unto

and they were three days in them?

1 Sam. xiii, 17. And the spoilers gathering of the spoil, it was sc Zeph. I, 18. Therefore their came out of the camp of the Phil much. goods shall become a booty, and istines in three companies. one Isa. xxl, 2. A grievous vision is their houses a desolation: 'they company turned unto the way declared onto me; the treacherous shall also build houses, but not that leadeth to Ophrah, unto the dealer Jealeth treacherously, and inhabit them; and they shall plant land of Sbual.

the spoiler spoileth. Go up, O vineyards, but not drink the wine 1 Sam. xv, 9. But Saul and the Elan: besiege, 0 Media; all the thereof.

people spared Agag, and the best sighing thereof have I made to Zech. il, 9. For, behold, I will of the sheep, and of the oxen, and cease. shake mine hand upon them, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and

Micah ii, 8. Even of late my they shall be a spoil to their ser- all that was good, and would not people is risen up as an enemy: vants: and ye shall know that the utterly destroy them; but every ye pull off the robe with the gar: LORD of hosts hath sent me.

thing that was vile and refuso, ment from them that pass by Zech. xiv, 1. Bebold, the day of

that they destroyed utterly. securely as men averse from war. the Lord cometh, and thy spoil 1 Sam. xvil, 53. And the chilshall be divided in the midst of dren of Israel returned from chas- ITS DISTRIBUTION. thee.

ing after the Philistines, and they Gen. xiv, 21. And the king of Mark ill, 27. Noman cau enter into spoiled their tents.

Sodom said unto Abram, Giro a strong mau's house, and spoil bis 1 Sam. xxx, 20. And David took me the persons, and take the goods, except he will first bind all the flocks and the herds, goods to thyself. the strong man; and then he will which they drave before those spoil his house. other cattle, and said, This is war had taken spoil, every man

Num. XXXI, 53. (For the men of
David's spoil.
OFTEN GREAT.

for bimself.) Gen. xiv, 11. And they took all servants of David and Joab came them, saying, Return with much

2 Sam. ill, 22. And, behold, the Josh. xxil, 8. And he spake unto the goods of Sodom and Go from pursuing & troop, and riches unto your tents, and with morrah, and all their victuals, and brought in a great spoil with very much cattle, with silver and went their way.

them: but Abner was not with with gold, and with brass, and Gen. xxxit, 28 29. They took David in Hebron; for he bad sent I with iron, and with very much

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ralment: divide the spoll of your Assyrla appointed unto Hezekiah | dren of Ammon, and said unto Duemies with your brethren. kingofJudah three hundredtalents bim, Thus caith Jephthah. Israel

1 Sam. XIX, 18, 19, 21–26. And of silver, and thirty talents of gold. took not away the land of Moab, David recovered all that the

2 Kings xxIII, 33. And Pharaoh- nor the land of the children of

nechoh put him in bands at Ammon: And the LORD God of Amalekites hail carried away; Riblah, in the land of Hamath, Israel delivered Sihon and all his and David rescued his two wives that he might not reign in Jeru- people into the hand of Israel, them, neither small por great, tribute of an hundred talents of possessed all the land of the Amo. neither

rites, the inhabitants of that Deither spoil, nor any thing that silver, and a talent of gold, they had taken to them: David 2 Chron. xvii, 11. Also some of the coasts of the Amorites, from

country. And they possessed all recovered all. And David came

the Philistines brought Jehosha-| Arnon even unto Jabbok, and to the two hundred men, which phat presents, and tributo silver; from the wilderness even unto were so faint that they could not and the Arabians brought him Jordan. So now the LORD God of follow David, whom they had locks, seven thousand and seven Israel hath dispossessed the

Amomade also to abide at the brook hundred rams, and seven thou- rites from before bis people IsBesor; and they went forth to sand and seven hundred he-goats: rael

, and shouldest thou possess meet David, and to meet the peo- 2 Chron. xxvil, 5. He fought it? And now art thou any thing ple that were with him: and wheu also with the king of the Ammon- better than Balak the son of ZipDavid came near to the people, ites, and prevailed against them. por king of Moab? did he ever he saluted them. Then answered And the children of Ammon gave strive against Israel, or did he all the wicked men, and men of him the same year an hundred ever fight against them, while Belial, of those that went with talents of silver, and ten thou- Israel dwelt in Heshbon and her David, and said, Because they sand measures of wheat, and ten towns, and in Aroer, and her went not with us, we will not give thousand of barley. So much did towns, and in all the cities that be them ought of the spoil that we the children of Ammon pay unto along' by the coasts of Arnon, have recovered, save to every him, both the second year and the three hundred years, wby there. man his wife and his children, third.

fore did ye not recover them withthat they may lead them away, Isa. xvi, 1. Send ye the lamb to in that time? Wherefore I have and depart. Then said David, the ruler of the land from Sela to not sinned against thee, but thou Yo shall not do so, my brethren, the wilderness, unto the mount doest me wring to war against with that which the LORD hath of the daughter of Zion.

me: the Lord the Judge be judge given us, who hath preserved us,

this day between the children of and delivered the company that

6th.

Israel and the children of Amcame against us into our hand.

Howbeit the king of the For who will hearken unto you in TREATIES AND PROPOSALS mon, this matter? bat as his part is that WITH A VIEW TO PREVENT not unto the words of Jephthab

children of Ammon bearkened goeth down to the batile, so shall WAR, OR IN CONSEQUENCE which he sent bim. his part be that tarrleth by the

OF IT. stuff: they shall part alike. Aud

1 Kings Xx, 5--9. And the megIt was so from that day forward,

EMBASSIES.

sengers came again, and said, that he made it a statute and an Josh. xxil, 30--33. And when Thus speaketh Ben-hadad, saying, urdinance for Israel unto this Phinehas the priest, and the Although I have sent unto thee, day.

princes of the congregation, and saying, Thou shalt deliver me thy Ps. Ixvill, 12. Kings of armies beads of the thousands of Israel silver, and thy gold, and thy wives, did flee apace; and she that tarried which were with him, heard the and thy children; Yet I will send at home divided the spoil.

words that the children of Reu- my servants unto thee to-morrow Dan. xi, 24. He shall enter the children of Manasseh, spake of thy servants; and it shall be, ben, and the children of Gad, and about this time, and they shall

search thine house, and the houses peaceably even upon the fattest it pleased them. And Phinehas places of the province; and be the son of Eleazar the priest said that whatsoever is pleasant in shall do that which his fathers unto the children of Reuben, and thine eyes, they shall put it intheir have not done, por his fathers to the children of Gad, and to the hand, and take it away. Then fathers; he shall scatter among children of Manasseh, This day elders of the land, and said, Mark,

Il tho riches: yea, and he shall forecast among us, because we have not I pray you, and see how this man his devices against the strong committed this trespass against seeketh mischief: for be sent unto holds, even for a time.

the LORD: now ye have delivered me for my wives, and for my chilAmos v, 9. That strengtheneth the children of Israel out of the dren, and for my silver, and for the spoiled against the strong, so hand of the LORD. And Phinehas my gold; and I denied him not. that

the spotled shall coine against the son of Eleazar the priest, and And all the elders, and all the the fortress.

the princes, returned from the people, said unto him, Hearken children of Reuben, and from the

not unto him, nor consent. WhereTRIBUTE.

children of Gal, out of the land of fore he said unto the messengers 2 Kings 111, 4. And Mesha king Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, I of Ben-hadad, Tell my lord the of Moab was a sheep-master, and to the children of Israel, and kius, All that thou didst send for rendered unto the king of Israel brought them word again. And to thy servant at the first I will in hundred thousand lambs, and the thing pleased the children of do: but this thing I may not do: in hundred thousand rams, with Israel; and the children of Israel and the messengers departed, the wool.

blessed God, and did not intend and brought him word again. 2 Kings sviit, 14. And Heze-to go up against them in battle, to TREATIES VIOLATED. klah king of Judah sent to the destroy the land wherein the

1 Kings xv, 19. There is a leaguo king of Assyria to Lachish, say, children of Reuben

andGad dwelt. between me and thee, and be ing, I have offended; return from Judges xi, 14, 15, 21--23, 25--28. tween my father and thy father: me: that which thou puttest on And Jephthah sent messengers behold, I have sent unto tbee a me will I bear. And the king of again unto the king of the chile present of silver and gold; come and break thy leagne with Baasba 2 Kings 1x, 19. Teu he sent

PROPOSALS. king of Isruel, that he may depart out a second on borseback, which Judges vili, 1-3. And the mea from me.

came to them, and said, Thus of Ephraim said unto him, Why Daniel si, 23. And after the saith the king, 18 ut peace? And hast thou served us thus, that league made with

him he shall Jehu answered, What hast thoa thou calledst us not when thoa work deceitfully: for he shall to do with peace? turn theo be wentest to fight with the Midiancome up, and shall become strong hind me.

ites? And they did cbide with him with a small people.

Luke xiv, 81, 32. Or what king, sharply. And he said onto them, Amos 1, 9. Thus saith the LORD; going to make war against an

What have I done now in compa For three transgressions of Tyrus, other king,

sitteth not

down first, rison of you? Is not the gleaning and for four, I will not turn away and consulteth, whether he be of the grapes of Ephraim better the punishment thereof, because able with ten thousand to meet than the vintage of Abi-ezer? God they delivered up the whole cap: him that cometh against him with bath delivered into your hands tivity to Edom, and remembered twenty thousand? Or else, while the princes of Midiau, Oreb and not the brotherly covenant. the other is yet a great way off, Zeeb: and what was I able to do

Obad. 7. All the men of thy he sendeth an ambassage, and de- in comparison of you? Then their confederacy have brought thee sireth conditions of peace. anger was abated toward him

when he had said that, even to the border: the men that were at peace with thee have de- LEAGUE WITH THE GIBEONITES.

Judges xi, 12, 13. And Jephthah ceived thee, and prevailed against Josh. 1x, 1-4, 6-9,11. And it came the children of Ammon, saying,

sent messengers unto the king of thee; they that eat thy bread

have to pass, when all the kings wbich What hast thou to do with me, laid a wound under thee: there is were on this side Jordan, in the that thou art come against

me to none understanding in him. bills, and in the valleys, and in all fight in my land. And the king of AMBASSADORS.

the coasts of the great sea over the children of Ammon answered

against Lebanon, the Hittite, and Josh. xxii, 12-15. And when the the Amorite, the Canaanite, the Because Israel took away my

unto the messengers of Jephthab, children of Israel heard of it, the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Je- land wben they came up out of whole congregation of the chil- busite, heard thereof, That they Egypt, from Aroon even unto dren of Israel gathered themselves gathered themselves together, to Jabbok, and unto Jordan: nos together at Shilols, to go up to fight with Joshua and with Israel, therefore restore those landsagaia war against them. And the with one accord. And when the cbildren of Israel sent unto the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what

peaceably. children of Reuben, and to the Joshua had done unto Jericho, Judges xii, 1–3. And the men children of Gad, and to the half and to Ai, They did work willly, of Ephraim gathered themselves tribe of Manasseh, into the and went and made as if they had together, and went northward, land of Gilead, Phinehas the been ambassadors, and took old and sai i unto Jephtbah, Wheroson of Eleazar the priest, And sacks upon their asses, and wine-fore passedst thou over to fight · with bim ten princes, of each bottles, old, and rent, and bound against the children of ammon, chief house a prince throughout up; And they went to Joshua unto and didst not call us to go with all the tribes of Israel;, and each the camp at Gilgal, and said unto thee? we will burn thine house one was an bead of the house bim, aud to the men of Israel, We upon thee with fire. And Jephof their fathers among the thou- be come from a far country: now thah sald unto them, I and my sands of Israel. And they came therefore make yo a league with people were at great strife with unto the children of Reuben, and us. And the men of Israel said the children of Ammon; and when to the children of Gad, and to the unto the Hivites, Peradventure ye I called you, ye delivered me not half-tribe of Manasseh, unto the dwell among us; and how shall wo out of their hands. And when I land of Gilead, and they spake make a league with you? And saw that ye delivered me not, I with them, saying.

they said unto Joshua, We are put my life in my hands, and Judges xx, 12. And the tribes thy servants. And Joshua said passed over against the children of Israel sent men through all the unto them, Who are ye? and from Of Ammon, and the LORD delivertribe of Benjamin, saying, What whence come ye? And they said ed them into my hand; wherefora wickedness is this that is done unto him, From a very far country then are ye come up unto me this among you?

thy servants are come because of day, to fight against me. Judges xxi, 12, 13. And they the name of the LORD thy God:

Judges XV, 9, 10. Then the Polfound among the inhabitants of for we have heard the fame of listines went up, and pitched in Jabesh - gilead four hundred him, and all that he did in Egypt, Judah, and spread themselves in young virgins, that had known Wherefore our elders, and all the Lehi.

And the men of Judah no man by lying with any male: inhabitants of our country, spake said, Why are ye come up against and they brouglit them unto the to us, saying, Take victuals

with us? 'And they answered, To biod camp to Shiloh, which is in the you for the journey, and go to Samson are we come up to do to land of Canaan. And the whole meet them, and say unto them, bim as he hath done to us. congregation sent some to speak We are your servants: therefore

Judges xx, 13. Now thereforo to the children of Benjamin that now make ye a league with us.

deliver us tho men, the children were in the rock Rimmon, and to Josh. x, 6. And the men of Gl- of Belial, which are in vibeab, call peaceably unto them! beon sent unto Joshua to the that we may put them to death, 1 Kings xx, 17, 18. And the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not and put away evil from Israel

. young men or' the princes of the thy haud from thy servants; come Bat the children of Benjamin provinces went out first: and Ben. up to us quickly, and save us, and would not learken to the voice of hadad sent out, and they told him, help us: for all the kings of the their brethren the children of Issaying, There are men come out Amorites, that dwell in the moun-rael, of Samaria. And he said, tains,

gathered together

1 Sam. xl. 1, 2. Then Nanash Whether they be como out for against us.

the Ammonite came up, and enpeace, take them alive; or whether they be come out for war, take

(See also under ARMY, ARMS,

camped against Jabesh - gilead:

and all the men of Jubesh sald them alive.

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unto Nabash, Make a covenant

are

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