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the stay and the statt, the whole Exod. ix, 31. And the flax and Job xxx, 4. Who cut up mallows stay of bread, and the whole stay the barley was smitten: for the by the bushes, and juniper roots of water. barley was in the ear, and the flas for their meat.

Isa. vii. 23-25. And it shall como Qiz bolled.

to pass in that day, that every Josh. 11, 6. But she had brought


place shall be, where there were them up to the roof of the house, Ezek, fv, 9. Take thou also unto a thousand vines at a thousand and hid them with the stalks of thee wheat, and barley, and beans, silverlings, it shall even be for fas, which she had laid in order and lentiles, and millet, and fitches briers and thorns. With arrows upon the root.

and put them in one vessel, and and with bows shall men come

make thee bread thereof, accord thither; because all the land shall Ix. xlil, 3. A bruised reed shailing to the number of the days that become briers and thorns.

And be not break, and the smoking thou shait lle upon thy side, three on all hills that shall be diggeu Lax shall be not quench: be shall hundred and ninety days shalt with the mattock, there shall not bring forth judgment unto truth. thou eat thereof,

come thither the fear of bricrs and Exk, xi, 3. And he brought me

thorns: but it shall be for the thither, and, behold, there was


sending forth of oxen, and for the man, whose appearance was like Job xl, 21. He lieth under the treading of lesser cattle. the appearance of brass, with a shady trees in the covert of the

1:a. XV, 6, 7. For the waters of line of flax in his hand, and a reed, and fens.

Nimrim shall be desolate: for the measuring reed; and he stood in

Isa. xix, 6. And they shall turn faileth, there is no green thing.

hay is withered away, the grass the rivers far away; and the Hos, il, 5. For their mother hath brooks of defence shall be emptied have gotten, and that which they

Therefore the abundance they played the harlot: she that con- and dried up: the reeds and flugs have laid up, shall they carry ceived them hath done shame- shall wither. fully: for she said, I will go after

away to the brook of the willows.

RYE. my lovers, that give me my bread

18a. xvii, 10, 11. Because thou and my water, my wool and my

Ex. ix, 32. But the wheat and hast forgotten the God of thy salfax, mine oil and my drink.

the rye were not smitten: for they vation, and hast not been mindful

were not grown up. Hos, il, 9. Therefore will I re

of the rock of thy strength, thereturn, and take away my corn in

fore shalt thou plant pleasant

TARES. the time thereof, and my wine in

plants, and shalt set it with strange

Matt. xiii, 24-31. the season thereof, and will re

(See under slips: In the day shalt thou make cover my wool and my flax given Reaping and Harvest.)

thy plant to grow, and in the mornto cover ber nakedness.

ing shalt thou make thy seed to

flourish; but the harvest shall be GOURDS. FAILURE OF CROPS. a heap in the day of grief and of

desperate sorrow. 2 Kings iv, 39. And one went out

OF GRASS. into the field to gather herbs, and 1 Kings xviii, 5. And Ahab said

Isa. li, 19. These two things are found a wild vine, and gathered unto Obadiah, Go into the land, for thee? desolation, and destruc

come unto thee; who shall be sorry thereof wild gourds his lap fuil, unto all fountains of water, and

tion, and the famine, and the and came and shred them into the unto all bruoks: peradventure we pot of pottage: for they knew them may find grass to save the horses sword: by whom shall 'I comfort

thee? bot,

and mules alive, that we lose not
all the beasts.

Jer. xii, 13. They have sown

Jer. xiv, 5, 6. Yea, the hind also wheat, but shall reap thorns: they Jer. xvil, 6. For he shall be like calved in the field, and forsook it, have put themselves to pain, but the heath in the desert, and shall because there was no grass. And shall not profit: and they shall be Dot see when good cometh; but the wild asses did stand in the ashamed of your revenues because

of the fierce anger of the LORD. shall inhabit the parched places high places, they snuffed up the in the wilderness, in a salt land wind like dragons; their eyes did Ezek, xiv, 13. Son of man, when and not inhabited. fail, because there was no grass.

the land sinneth against me by Joc i, 18. How do the beasts tresspassing grievously, then will LENTILES.

groan! the herds of cattle are per- I stretch out mine hand upon it, Gen, ITV, 34. Then Jacob gave plexed, because they have no pas- and will break the staff of the Esau bread and pottage of len- ture; yea, the flocks of sheep are

bread thereof, and will send famine tiles, and he did eat and drink, made desolate,

upon it, and will cut off man and and rose up, and went his way:

beast from it: thus Esau despised his birthright.


Ezek. xxvi, 6. And her daughDeut. xxvili, 33, 34. The fruit of ters which are in the field shall be MANDRAKES.

thy land, and all thy labours, shall slain by the sword; and they shall Gen. XXX, 14. And Reuben went a nation which thou knowest not know that I am the LORD. in the days of wheat barvest, and cat up; and thou shalt be only Hosea viil, 7. For they have sown found mandrakes in the field, and oppressed and crushed alway: the wind, and they shall reap tronght them unto his mother so that thou shalt be mad for the the whirlwind: it hath no stalk: Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, sight of thine eyes which thou the bud shall yield no meal: if so Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's shalt see,

be it yield, the strangers shall mandrakes.

Deut. xxviii, 38. Thou shalt carry swallow it up. Song of Solomon yil, 13. The much seed out into the field, and Hosea ix, 2. The floor and the mandrakes give a smell, and at shalt gather but little in; for the winepress shall not feed them, and our gates are all manner of pleas- locust shall consume it.

the new wine shall fail in her. ant fruits, new and old, which I Isa, iti, 1. For, behold, the Lord, Amos v, 16. Therefore the LORD have laid up for thee, O my be the LORD of hosts, doth take away the God of hosts, the Lord, saith loved

from Jerusalem and from Judah thus; Wailing shall be in all streets;

and they shall say in all the high., burnt with hunger and devoured, man breaketn it unto them. They ways, Alas! alas and they shall with burning heat, and with bitter that did feed delicately are desocall the husbandman to mourning, destruction: I will also send the late in the streets: they that were and such as are skilful of lament. teeth of beasts upon them, with brought up in scarlet embrace ation to wailing.

the poison of serpents of the dust. dungbills. Amos viii, 11-14. Behoid, the 2 Kings vi, 24, 26–29. And it

Lam. iv, 1-10. Her Nazarites days come, saith the Lord God, came to pass after this, that Ben, were purer than snow, they were that I will send a famine in the hadad king of Syria gathered whiter than milk, they were more land, not a famine of bread, nor all his host, and went up, and ruddy in body than rubies, their a thirst for water, but of hearing besieged Samaria. And as the polishing vis of sapphire: Their the words of the LORD: And they king of Israel was passing by up- visage is blacker than a coal; they shall wander from sea to sea, and on the wall, there cried a woman

are not known in the streets: their from the north even to the east, unto him, saying, Help, my lord, skin cleaveth to their bones; it is they shall run to and fro to seek O king. And he said, If the LORD withered, it is become like a stick. the word of the Lord, and shall do not help thee, whence shall I They that be slain with the stord not find it. In that day shall the help thee? out of the barnfloor, are better than they that be slain fair virgins and young men faint or out of the winepress? And the with hunger: for these pine away, for thirst. They that swear by the king said unto her, What aileth stricken through for want of the sin of Samaria, and say, Thy God, thee? And she answered, This fruits of the field. The hands of O Dan, liveth; and, The manner woman said unto me, Give thy the pitiful women have sodden of Beersheba' liveth; even they son, that we may eat him to day, their own children: they were shall fall, and never rise up again. and we will eat my son tomorrow. their meat in the destruction of

Joeli, 10, 11. The field is wasted, So we boiled my son, and did eat the daughter of my people.
the land mourneth; for the corn is him: and I said unto her on the
wasted: the new wine is dried up, next day, Give thy son, that we

Lam. v, 10. Our skin was black the oil languisheth. Be ye asham- may eat him: and she hath hiu like an oven because of the ter

rible famine. ed, 0 ye husbandmen; howl, () ye her son. vinedressers, for the wheat and 2 K'in, vil, 3, 4. And there were

Evek. iv, 16, 17. Moreover he for the barley; because the harvest four leprous men at the entering said unto me, son of man, bebold, of the field is perished.

in of the gate: and they said one I will break the staff of bread in Joel i, 17. The seed is rotten to another, Why sit we here until Jerusalem: and they shall eat under their clods, the garners are we die? If we say, we will enter bread by weight, and with care, laid desolate, the barns are broken into the city, then the famine is in and they shall drink water by down; for the corn is withered. the city, and we shall die there: measure, and with astonishment: Micah vi, 15. Thou shalt sow,

and if we sit still here, we die That they may want bread and but thou shalt not reap; thou shall also. Now therefore come, and water, and be astonied one with tread the olives, but thou shalt let us fall unto the host of the Sy- another, and consunie away for

their iniquity. not anoint thee with oil; and sweet rians: if they save us alive, we wine, but shalt not drink wine.

shall live; and if they kill us, we Ezek. xii, 18, 19. Son of man, shall but die,

eat thy bread with quaking, and Zeph. ii, 11. The LORD will be terrible unto them; for he will

Ps. cv. 16. Moreover he called drink thy water with trembling famish all the gods of the earth; for a fumine upon the land: he and with carefulness; And say

unto the people of the land, Thug and men shall worship him, every brake the whole staff of bread.

saith the Lord God of the inhabi. one from his place, cten all the Lam. i. 6. And from the daugh- tants of Jerusalem, and of the isles of the heatheul.

ter of Zion all her beauty is de- land of Israel; They shall eat their Rev. vi, 5, 6. And when he had parted : her princes are become bread with carefulness, and drink opened the third seal, I heard the liko harts that find no pasture, their water with astonishment, third beast say, Come and see. and they are gono without that her land may be desolate And I belield, and lo a black horse; strength before the purstier. from all that is therein, because and he that sat on him had a pair Lam. 1, 11. All her people sigh, of the violence of all them that of balances in his hand. And I they seek bread; they have given dwell therein. heard a voice in the midst of the their pleasant things for meat to four beasts say, A measure of relieve the soul: see, () LORD, and

Joel 1, 8, 9. Lament like a vir. wheat for a penny, and three consider; for I am become vile.

gin girded with sackcloth for the measures of barley for a penny;

husband of her youth. The meat and see thou hurt not the oil and

Lam.ii, 11, 12. Mine eyes do fail, offering and the drink offering is the wine.

with tears,my bowels are troubled, cut off from the house of the my liver is poured upon the earth, LORD; the priests, the LORD's min

for the destruction of the daughter isters, mourn. PRESSURE FAMINE. of my people; because the children

Joel i, 13-16, 19. 20. Come, lie all Lev. xxvi, 26-29. And when I and the sucklings swoon in the night in sackeloth, ye ministers have broken the staff of your streets of the city. They say to

of my God: for the meat offering bread, ten women shall bake your their mothers, Where is corn and and the drink offering is withbread in one oren, and they shall wine? when they swooned as the holden from the house of your deliver you your bread again by wounded in the streets of the city. God. Sanctify ye a fast, call a weight; and ye shall eat, and not when their soul was poured out solemn assembly, gather the elbe satisfied. And if ye will not into their mothers' bosom.

ders and all the inhabitants of for all this hearken unto me, but

Lam. iv, 3--5. Even the sea the land into the house of the walk contrary unto me; Then I monsters draw out the breast, LORD your God, and cry unto the will walk contrary unto you also they give suck to their young LORD, Alas for the day! for the in fury; and I, even I, will chastise

ones: the daughter of my people day of the LORD is at hand, and you seven times for your sins. is become cruel, like the ostriches as a destruction from the AlAnd ye shall eat the flesh of your in the wilderness. The tongue of mighty shall it come. Is not tho sons, and the flesh of your daugh-the sucking child cleaveth to the meat cut off before our eyes, yea, ters shall ye eat.

roof of his mouth for thirst: the joy and gladness from the house Deut. xxxii, 24. They shall be young children ask bread, and no of our God? O LORD, to thee Fill I cry: for the fire hath de- Canaan fainted by reason of the

OF ELISHA. Youred the pastures of the wil- famine. And Joseph gathered 2 Kings iv, 38. And Elisha came derness, and the flame hath up all the money that was found again to Gilgal: and there was a burned all the trees of the field. in the land of Egypt, and in the dearth in the land; and the song The beasts of the field cry also land of Canaan, for the corn which of the prophets were sitting before unto thee: for the rivers of waters they bought: and Joseph brought him: and he said unto his servant, are dried up, and the fire hath the money into Pharaoh's house. set on the great pot, and seetho devoured the pastures of the wil. And when money failed in the pottage for the sons of the proderness. land of Egypt, and in the land of

phets. Amos iv, 6. And I also have Canaan, all the Egyptians came given you cleanness of teeth in all unto Joseph, and said, Give us DURING SIEGE OF SAMARIA, Four cities, and want of bread in bread: for why should we die in

2 Kings vi, 25. And there was a all your places; yet have ye not thy presence? for the money failreturned unto me, saith the eth. And Joseph said, Give your hold, they besieged it, until an

great famine in Samaria: and, beLOED.

cattle; and I will give you for ass's head was sold for fourscore

your cattle, if money fail. And pieces of silver, and the fourth INSTANCES OF FAMINE. they brought their cattle unto part of a cab of dove's dung fur

Joseph: and Joseph gave them five pieces of silver. IN THE DAYS OF ABRAHAM

bread in exchange for horses, and Gen. xii, 10. And there was a famine in the land: and Abram the herds, and for the asses: and for the flocks, and for the cattle of

OF SEVEN YEARS, FORE went down into Egypt to sojourn he fed them with bread for all

TOLD BY ELISHA. there for the famine was grievous their cattle for that year. When 2 Kings viii, 1. Then spake in the land.

that year was ended, they came Elisha unto the woman, whose

unto him the second year, and son he had restored to life, saying, OF ISAAC.

said unto him, We will not hide it Arise, and go thou and thine houseGen. xvi. 1. And there was a from my lord, how that our money hold, and sojourn wheresoever fimine in the land, beside the is spent; my lord also hath our thou canst sojourn: for the LORD first fimine that was in the days herds of cattle; there is not ought hath called for a famine; and it of Abraham. And Isaac went left in the sight of my lord, but shall also como upon the land unto Abimelech king of the Philis- our bodies, and our lands: Where- seven years. tines unto Gerar.

fore shall we die before thine Jer. xiv, 1. The word of the eyes, both we and our land? buy

Lord that came to Jeremiah con. OF JOSEPH.

us and our land for bread, and we cerning the dearth. Gen. xli, 28-32. This is thething and our land will be servants unto which I have spoken unto Pha-Pharaoh: and give us seed, that DURING SIEGE OF JERUraob: What God is about to do he we may live, and not die, that the

SALEM. sheweth unto Pharaoh. Behold, land be not desolate. And Joseph 2 Kings xxv, 3. And on the ninth there come seven years of great bought all the land of Egypt for day of the fourth month the famplenty throughout all the land of Pharaoh; for the Egyptians sold ine prevailed in the city, and there Egypt: And there shall arise after every man his field, because the was no bread for the people of the them seven years of famine; and famine prevailed over them: so the land. all the plenty shall be forgotten in land became Pharaoh's. the land of Egypt; and the famine Acts vil, 11. Now there camo &

AFTER THE CAPTIVITY. shall consume the land; And the dearth over all the land of Egypt

Neh. v, 3. Some also there were plenty shall not be known in the and Chanaan, and great amiction: that said, We have mortgaged our land by reason of that famine and our fathers found no susten- lands, vineyards, and houses, that following for it shall be very ance.

we might buy corn, because of the grietous. And for that the dream

dearth. was doubled unto Pharoah twice;

OF THE JUDGES. it is because the thing is estah

IN THE REIGN OF CLAUlished by God, and

Ruth i, 1. Now it came to pass

God will shortly bring it to pass. in the days when the judges ruled,

DIUS CAESAR. that there was a fainine in the

Acts xi, 28. And there stood up Gen. xli, 53–56. And the seven land. And a certain man of Beth- one of them named Agabus, and Fears of plenteousness, that was in lehem-judah went to sojourn in signified by the spirit that there the land of Egypt, were ended. the country of Moab, he, and his should be great dearth throughout And the seven years of death be- wife, and his two sons.

all the world: which came to pass gan to come, according as Joseph

in the days of Claudius Cæsar. had said; and the dearth was in

OF DAVID. all lands; but in all the land of Egypt there was bread. And 2 Sam. xxi, 1. Then there was a GOD'S CARE OF HIS PEOWhen all the land of Egypt was famine in the days of David three PLE DURING FAMINE. famished, the people cried to years, year after year; and David Pharaoh'for bread; and Pharaoh enquired of the LORD. And the 1 Kings xvii, 2-7. And the word Sald unto all the Egyptians, Go Lond answered, it is for Saul, and of the Lord came unto him, say. unto Joseph; what he saith to for his bloody house, because he ing, Get thee hence, and turn thee

eastward, and hide thyself by the Fou, do. And the famine was over slew the Gibeonites.

brook Cherith, that is before Jorall the face of the earth: And

dan. And it shall be, that thou Joseph opened all the storehouses,

OF AHAB. ani sold unto the Egyptians; anii

shalt drink of the brook; and I

1 Kings xvii, 1. 'And Elijah the have commanded the ravens to the famine waxed sore in the land Tishbite, who was of the inhabi- feed thee there. So he went and of Egypt.

tants of Gilearl, said unto Alab, did according unto the word of Gen, xlvii, 13-20. And there was as the Lord God of Israel liveth, the Lord: for he went and dwelt Do bread in all the land; for the before whom I stand, there shall by the brook Cherith, that is befamine was very sore, so that the not be dew nor rain these years, fore Jordan, And the revens land of Egypt and all the land of but according to my word, brought him bread and flesh in

the morning, and bread and flesh, he said, Behold, I have heard that, in a desert land, and in the waste in the evening, and he drank of there is corn in Egypt: get you howling wilderness; he led bim the brook. And it came to pass down thither, and buy for us from about, he instructed him, he kept after a while, that the brook dried thence; that we may live, and not him as the apple of his eye. up, because there had been no die. And Joseph's ten brethren

Josh. xvii, 17, 18. And Joshus rain in the land. went down to buy corn in Egypt. spake unto

the house of Joseph, Job v, 20. In famine he shall re- But Benjamin, Joseph's brother,

cren to Ephraim and to Manasseh, deem thice froin death: and in war Jacob sent not with his brethren: saying, Thou art a great people,

for he said. Lest peradventure and hast great power: thou shalt from the power of the sword.

mischief befall him. And the Psalm xxxiii, 18, 19. Behold, the

not have one lot only: But the eye of the Lord is upon them that sons of Israel came to buy corn

mountain shall be thine; for it is a fear him, upon them that hope in among those that came for the

wood, and thou shalt cut it down his mercy: To deliver their soul famine was in the land of Canaan. and the outgoings of it shall bo from death, and to keep them

Gen. xliii, 1-5. And the famine thine: for thou shalt drive out the alive in famine.

w03 sore in the land. And it came Canaanites, though they have iton Psalm xxxvii, 19. They shall

to pass, when they had catén up chariots, and though they be not be ashamed in the evil time: out of Egypt, their father said un

the corn which they had brought strong. and in the days of famine they to them, Go again, buy us a little

2 Sam. xvili, $. For the battle shall be satisfied,

was there scattered over the faca food. And Judah spake unto him, Ezek. xxxvi, 29, 30. I will also saying, The man did solemnuly devoured more people that day

of all the country and the woo1 save you from all your unclean- protest unto us, saying. Ye shall nesses; and I will call for the corn, not see my face, except your

than the sword devoured, and will increase it, and lay no brother be with you. If thou wilt Job xxx, 7. Among the bushes famine upon you. And I will send our brother with us, we will they brayed; under the nettles multiply the fruit of the tree, and go down and buy thee food: But if they were gathered together. the increase of the field, that ye thou wilt not sond him, we will shall receive no more reproach of not go down: for the man said un- desolate and waste ground.

Job xxxviii, 27. To satisfy the lamine among the heathen. to us, Ye shall not see my face,

Psalm cxxxii, 6. Lo, we heard Joel il, 19. Yea, the LORD will except your brother be with you.

of it at Ephratah: we found it in answer and say unto his people, Gen. xliv, 25, 26. And our father the fields of the wood. Behold, I will send you corn, and said, Go again and buy us a little wine, and oil, and ye shall be food. And we said, We cannot go lambs feed'after their inanner, and

Isaiah v, 17. Then shall the satisfied therewith; and I will no down: if our youngest brother be more make you a reproach among with us, then will we go down the waste places of the fat ones une heathen, for we may not see the man's face,

shall strangers eat. except our youngest brother be Isalah li, 3. For the Lord shall with us.

comfort Zion; he will comfort all MEANS AGAINST Prov. xf, 26. He that withhold her waste places; and he will make

her wilderness like Eden, and her FAMINE. eth corn, the people shall curse

desert like the garden of the Gen. xli, 34-37. Let Pharaoh do him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

Lord; joy and gladness shall be this, and let him appoint officers

found therein, thanksgiving, and over the land, and take up the

Acts xii, 20. And Herod was

the voice of melody. fifth part of the land of Egypt in highly displeased with them of

Jer. ii, 2. Go and cry in the ears the seven plenteous years. And Tyre and Sidon; but they came let them gather all the food of with one accord to him, and, hay-of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith those good years that come, and ing made Blastus the king's the Lord; I remember thee, the lay up corn under the land of chamberlain their friend, desired kindness of thy youth, the love of

thine espousals, when thou went. Pharaoh, and let them keep food peace; because their country was in the cities. And that food shall nourished by the king's country. est after mo in the wilderness, in a

land that was not sown. be for store to the land against the seven years of famine, which

UNRECLAIMED LAND, Jer. ix, 2. Oh that I had in the shall be in the land of Egypt; that Gen. iv, 12. When thou tillest wilderness a lodging place of waythe land perish not through the the ground, it shall not hence-faring men; that I might leave my famine. And the thing was good forth yield unto thee her strength; people, and go from them! for they in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the a fugitive and a vagabond shalt be all adulterers, an assembly of eyes of all his servants. thou be in the earth.

treacherous men. Num. xiv, 2. And all the chil

Jer. XXV, 24. And all the kings Gen.xli 48, 49, 57. And he gathered up all the food of the seven

dren of Israel murmured against of Arabia, and all the kings of the years, which were in the land of Moses and against Aaron: and the mingled people that dwell in the


desert. Egypt, and laid up the food in the whole congregation

unto cities: the food of the field, which them, Would God that we had Jer. 1, 12. Your mother shall be was round about every city, laid died in the land of Egypt! or sore confounded; she that bare he up in the same. And Joseph would God we had died in this you shall be ashamed; behold, the

hindermost of the nations shall be gathered corn as the sand of the wilderness! Hea, very much, until he left num- Deut. xxix, 23. And that the

a wilderness, a dry land, and a bering, for it was without number. whole land thereof is brimstone,

desert, And all countries came into and salt, and burning, that it is Ezek. xlvil,11. But the miry places Egypt to Joseph for to buy corn; not sown, nor beareth, nor any thereof and the marishes thereof because that the famine was so grass growcth therein, liko tlie shall not be healed; they shall be sore in all lands.

overthrow of Sodom, and Gomor- given to salt. Gen. xlii, 1-5. Now when Jacob rah, Admah, and Zeboim, which Micah vii, 14. Feed thy people saw that there was corn in Egypt, the Lord overthrew in his anger, with thy rod, the flock of thine Jacob said unto his sons, Why do and in his wrathi.

heritage, which dwell solitarily in ye look one upon another? And Deut. xxxii, 10. found him I the wo in the midst of Carmel:


let them feed in Eashan and, and taxed strong in spirit, and

Tenian xxxiv, 13. And thoms Gilead, as in the days of old. was in the deserts till the day of shall come up in her palaces nettles Zeph. ii, 9. Therefore as I live, his shewing unto Israel.

and brambles in the fortresses Faith the Lord of hosts, the God

thereof. of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as

NOXIOUS VEGETATION. Hosea ix, 6. For, lo, they are Sodom, and the children of Am

because gone

of destruction: mon as Gomorrah, eren the breed.

Psalm lviii, 9. Before your pots Egypt shall gather them up, ing of nettles, and saltpits, and a can feel the thorns, he shall fake

Memphis shall bury them: the perpetual desolation: the residue them away as with a whirlwind, pleasant places for their silver, of iny people shall spoil them, and both living, and in his wrath.

nettles shall possess them: thorns the remnant of my people shall Prov. xxiv,31. And, lo, it was all shall be in their tabernacles. possess them. grown over with thorns and net

Hosea x, 8. The high places also Matth, xi, 7. And as they de- tles had covered the face thereof, or Aven, the sin of Israel, sball be parted, Jesus began to say unto and the stone wall thereof was destroyed: the thorn and the the multitudes concerning John, broken down.

thistle shall come up on their What went ye out into the wilder- Eccles. vii, 6. For as the crack- altars; and they shall say to tho Dess to see? A reed shaken with ling of thorus under a pot, so is mountains, Cover us; and to the the wind?

the laughter of the fool: this also is hills, Fall on us. Matth. xv. 33. And his disciples vanity.

Micah vii, 4. The best of them say unto him, Whence should we Isiah xxis, 17. Is it not yet als as a brier: the most upright is hare so much bread in the wilder- very little while, and Lebanon sharper than a thorn hedge: the Dess, as to fill so great a multi- shall be turned into a fruitful day of thy watchmen and thy tude?

field, and the fruitful field shall visitation comettr; now shall be Mark: vi, 31, 32. And he said be esteemed as a forest?

their perplexity. unto them, Come ye yourselves Tealah xxxii, 13. Upon the land Matth. vii, 16. Ye shan know apart into a desert place, and rest of my people shall come up thorns them by their fruits, Do men a while: for there were many and oriers; yea, upon all the gather grapes thorns, or figs of coming and going, and they had houses of joy in the joyous city. thistles? do leisure so much as to eat. And

Isaiah xxxiii, 12. And the peothey departed into a desert place ple shall be as the burnings of eth thorns and bricrs is rejected,

Heb, vi, 8. But that which bearby ship privately.

lime: as thorns cnt up shall they and is nigh unto cursing, whose Luke i, 80. And the child grew,l be burned in the fire.

end is to be burned. 13

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