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see the evil that shall come on my Lev. xx, 9. For every one that, Matth. xv, 4-6. For God comfather.

curseth his father or his mother manded, saying Honour thy father Gen. xlv, 13. And ye shall tell shall be surely put to death: he and mother: and, He that curseth my father' of all my glory in hath cursed his father or his father or mother, let liim die the Egypt, and of all that ye have mother; his blood shall be upon death. But ye sily, Whosoever

shall say to his father, or his seen; and ye shall haste and bridg lim. down my father hither.

Deut. xxi, 18–21. If a man have thou mightest be profited by me,

mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever Gen. xlvi, 29. And Joseph made a stubborn and rebellious son: And honour not his father or his ready his chariot, and went up to which will not obey the voice of meet Israel his father, to Goshen, his father, or the voice of his mother, he shau be free. Thus and presented himself unto him; mother, and that, when they have of God of none effect by your

have ye made the commandment and he fell on his neck, and wept chastened him, will not hearken

tradition. on his neck a good while.

unto them: Then shall his father Gen. xlviii, 2. And one told and his mother layhold op him and Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son bring him out unto the elders of


PARENTAL AFFECTION. Joseph cometh unto thee. And his city and out unto the gate of his Israel strengthened himself, and place: And they shall say unto

Gen. xxi, 15, 16. And the water the elders of his city, This our was spent in the bottle, and she sat upon the bed.

son is stubborn and rebellious, he east the child under one of the Lev. xix, 3. Ye shall fear every will not obey our voice; he is a shrubs. And she went, and sat man his mother and his father, glutton and a drunkard. And her down over against him a good and keep my sabbaths: I am the

all the men of his city shall stone way off, as it were a bow-slot; for LORD your God.

him with stones, that he die: so she said, Let me not see the death Deut. v, 16. Honour thy father shalt thou put evil away from of the child. And she sat over and thy mother, as the Lord thy among you; and all Israel shall against him, and lift up her voice, God hath commanded thee; that hear, and fear.

and wept. thy days may be prolonged, and

Deut. xxvii, 16. ursed be he that it may go well with thee, in

Gen. xxiv, 55. And her brother the land which the LORD thy God

that setteth light by his father and her mother said, Let tlie giveth thee.

or his mother; and all the people damsel abide with us a few days, shall say, Amen.

at the least ten; after that she shall Prov. I, 8, 9. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and for

Prov. XX, 20. Whoso curseth go. sake not the law of thy mother. I his father or his mother, his lamp Gen. xxvii, 26, 27. And his father

Isaac said unto him, Come near For they shall be an ornament of shall be put out in obscure darkness.

now, and kiss me, my son. And grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Prov. xxx, 17. The eye that he came near, and kissed him: Prov. xxiii, 22 26. IIearken un

mocketh at his father, and de- and he smelled the smell of his to thy father that begat thee, and spiseth to obey his mother, the raiment, and blessed him, .. despise not thy mother when she ravens of the valley shall pick it Gen. xxxi, 26, 28. And Laban is old. My son, give me thine out, and the young eagles shall said to Jacob, 'What hast thou heart, and let thine eyes observe eat it.

done, that thou hast stolen away my ways.

unawares to me, and carried away SPECIAL FORM OF FILIAL Isa. xlv, 10. Woe unto him that

my daughters, as captives takcie saith unto his father, What be


with the sword? And host not gettest thou? or to the woman,

Gen. xlv, 10, 11. And thou shalt suffered me to kiss my sons and What hast thou brought forth?

dwell in the land of Goshen, and my daughters? Thou hast now

thou shalt be near unto me, tou, done foolishly in so doing. Mark vii, 10-12. For Moses and thy children, and thy chil- Gen. xlii, 4, 38. But Benjamin said, Honour thy father and thy dren's children, and thy flocks, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not mother; and, Whoso curseth and thy herds, and all that thou with his brethren: for he said, Lest father or mother, let him die the hast: And there will I nourish peradventure mischief befall him. death; But ye say, If a man thee, (for yet there are five years And he said, My son shall not go shall say to his father or mother, of fumine,) lest thou, and thy down with you; for luis brother is It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, household, and all that thou hast, dead, and he is left alone: if misby whatsoever thou mightest be come to poverty

chiet befall him by the way in the profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer bim no more to do Gen. xlvii, 11, 12. And Joseph which ye go, then shall ye bring ought for his father or his mother. placed his father and his brethren, down ny grey hairs with sorrow

Eph. vi, 1-3. Children, obey and gave them a possession in the to the grave. your parents in the Lord: for this land of Egypt, in the best of the

Gen. xliii, 13, 14. Take also is right. Honour thy father and land, in the land of Rameses, as your brother, and arise, go again mother, (which is the first com. Joseph nourished his father, and mighty give you mercy before the

Pharaoh had commanded. And unto the man: And God Almandment with promise) That his brethren, and all his father's man, that he may send away your it may be well with thee, and household, with bread, according other brother, and Benjamin, If thou mayest live long on the to their fainilies.

I be bereaved of my children, I am earth. Çol. iii, 20. Children, obey your

1 Sam. xxii, 3, 4. And David bereaved. parents in all things: for this is and he said unto the king of Moab, asked his servants, saying, llave

went tience to Mizpeh of Moab; Gen. xliv, 19-22, 30, 31. My lord well-pleasing unto the Lord.

Let my father and my mother, 1 ye a father, or a brother? And we SIN AND DANGER OF FILIAL pray thee, come forth, and be said unto my lord, We have a

with you, till I know what Godfather, an old man, and a child of DISOBEDIENCE.

will do for me. And he brought his old age, a little one; and his Exod. xxi, 17. And he that them before the king of Moab; brother is dead, and he alone is curseth his father or his mother and they (welt with him all the left of his mother, and his father shall surely be put to death. While that David was in the hold. I loveth hiin. And thou saide!

onto thy servants, Bring him king, and thou thyself wouldest, took bread and a bottle of water, down unto me, that I may set have set thyself against me. and gave it unto llagar, puiting it mine eyes upon him. And we

on her shonlder, and the child, and

2 Sam. xix, 6. In that thou lovest Baid unto my lord, The lad cannot leave his father for friends: for thou hast declared this thine enemies, and hatest thy and wandered in the wilderness

sent her away. And she departed, be shoull leave his father, his

of Beer-sheba. father would die. Now therefore, princes nor servants; for this day day, that thou regardest neither

Gen. XXV, 28. And Isaac loved when I come to thy servant my

I perceive, that if Absalom had Esan, because he did eat of his father, and the lad be not with

but Rebekah lovec is (seeing that his life is bound lived, and all we had died this venison; up in the lad's life;) It shall come

day, then it had pleased thee Jacob.

well. to puss, when he seeth that the

Gen. xxxvii, 3, 4. Now Israel Jadd is not with us, that he will Ps. ciii, 13. Like as a father loved Joseph more than all bis die: and thy servants shall bring pitieth his children, so the LORD children, because he was the son down the grey hairs of thy sor- pitieth them that fear him,

of his old age: and he made him Tant our faller with sorrow to

Luke viii, 19. 20. Then came to his brethren saw that their father

a coat of many colours. And when the grave.

him his mother and his brethren, loved him more than all his brethGen. xlv, 26–28. And told him, and could not come at him for the ren, they hated him, and could not saying, Joseph is yet alive, and he press. And it was told him by Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted, and thy brethren stand without, i governor over all the land of certain, which said, Thy mother speak peaceably unto him.

Gen. xlviii, 22. Moreover I have If he believed them not. And desiring to see thee.

given to thee one portion above they told him all the words of Joseph, which he had said unto ask bread' of any of you that is a

Luke xi, 11, 12. If a son shall thy brethren, which I took out of

the hand of the Amorite with my them: and when he saw the way: father, will he give him a stone? sword and with my bow. guns, which Joseph had sent to

or if he ask a fish, will be for a carry him, the spirit of Jacob their

PARENTAL AUTHORITY. father revived. And Israel said, I fish give him a serpent? Or if he It is enough; Joseph my son is shall ask an egg, will be offer him a scorpion?

Gen. xviii, 17-19. And the LORD yet alive: I will go and see him

said, Shall I hide from Abraham Lefore I die.

that thing which I do; Seeing that

SPECIAL INSTANCE, Gen. xlviii, 10, 11. Now the eyes

Abraham shall surely become a of Israel were dim for age, so that 1 Kings iii, 22-28. And the other great and mighty nation, and all be could not see. And ho brought woman said, Nay; but the living the nations of the earth shall them near unto him; and be kiss is my son, and the dead is thy be blessed in him? For I know ed them, and embraced them. son: and this said, No; but the dead him, that he will command his And Israel said unto Joseph, I is thy son, and the living is my son. children and his household after had not thought to see thy face; Thus they spake before the king. him, and they shall keep the way an l, lo, God hath shewed me also Then said the king, The

of the LORD, to do justice and thy sted.

saitli, This is my son that liveth, judgment; that the LORD may 2 Sam, xiii, 38, 39. So Absalom and thy son is the dead: and the bring upon Abraham that which fied, and went to Geshur, and was other saith, Nay; but thy son is he liath spoken of him. there three years. Aud' the soul the dead, and my son is the liv

Gen. 1, 16, 17. And they sent a of bing Davillonged to go forth ing. And the king said, Bring messenger unto Joseph, saying, unto Absaloin: for he was comfort-me a sword. And they brought a Thy father did comniand before ed concerning Ainnon, seeing he sword before the king. And the he died, saying, So shall ye say was dead.

king said, Divide the living child unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray theo 2 Sam. xiv, 1, 33. Now Joab the and half to the other. Then spake and their sin; for they did unto

in two, and give half to the one, now, the trespass of thy breihren, son ot Zeruiah perceived that the

the woman whose the living thee evil: and now, we pray thee, hing's heart was toward Absalom, child was unto the king, (for her forgive the trespass of the serSo Joab came to the king, and bowels yearned upon her son) vants of the God of thy father. told him: and when he had called and she said, O my lord, give her And Joseph wept when they spake for Absalom, he caine to the king, the living child, and in no wise unto him. and bowed himself on his face to slay it: but the other said, Let it the ground before the king: and be neither mine nor thine, but him, that I will judge his house

1 Sam, iii, 13. For I have told the king kissed Absalom.

divide it. Theu the king aliswer2 sam. xviii, 5, 12, 13. And the ed and said, Give her the living knoweth; because his sons mado

for ever, for the iniquity which he king commanded Joab, and child, and in no wise slay it: she themselves vile, and he restrained Abishai, and Itiai, saying, Denl is the mother thereof. And all them not. gently, for my suke, with the Israel heard of the judgment young man, cren with Absalom. which the king had judged; and

1 Sam. xvi, 22. And Saul sent And all the people heard when they feared the king: for they saw

to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray the king gave all the captains that the wisdom of God ıcas in thee, stand before me; for he haih charge concerning Absalom. him, to do judgment.

found favour in my sight. And the man said unto Joab,

2 Sam. xiv, 21-24. And the king Though I should receive a thou


said unto Joab, Behold now, I have tand shekels of silver in mine hand,

done this thing: go therefore, ya would I not put forth mine Gen. xxi, 10, 11, 14. Wherefore bring the young nan Absalom hand against the king's son: for she said unto Abraham, Cast out again. And Joab tell to the ground in our hearing the king charged Oiis bond-woman and her son: for on his face, and bowed himself, thee, and Abishai, and Ittai, say, the son of this bond-woman shall and thanked the king: and Juab fug, Beware that none touch not be heir with my son, eren with said, To-day thy servant knoweth the young man Absalom. Other Isaac. And the thing was very that I have found grace in thy wise I should have wrought false- grievous in Abraham's sight be sight, my lord, O king, in that the hood against mine own life: for cause cf his son. And Abraham king hath tullilled the request of there is no matter hid from the rose up early in the morning, and his servant. Su Joab arose, ansi



went to Geshur, and brought Ab-' may hear, and that they may Cant. viii, 2. I would lead thee, salom to Jerusalem. And the king learn, and fear the LORD your God, and bring thee inio my mother's said, Let him turn to his own and observe to do all the words of house, who would instruct me.... house, and let him not see my this law; And that their children, face. so Absalom returned to his which have not known any thing, living, he shall praise thee, 'as I

Isa, xxxviii, 19. The living, the own house, and saw not the king's may hear, and learn to fear the

do this day: the father to the face. LORD your God, as long as ye live

children shall make known thy Esther 11, 20. Esther had not yet in the land whither ye go over

truth. shewed her kindred nor her Jordan to possess it.

Joel I, 2, 3. IIear this, ye old people, as Mordecai had charged PS. xxii, 30, 31. A seed shall her: for Esther did the command serve him; it shall be accounted to tants of the land. Hath this been

men, and give ear, all ye inhabiment of Mordecai, like as when the Lord for a generation. They in your days, or even in the days she was brought up with him. shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that children of it, and let your children

of your fathers?

Tell ye your DUTY OF PARENTS TO IN. shall be born, that he hath done tell their children, and their chilSTRUCT THEIR CHILDREN. this.

dren another generation. Gen. xviii, 19. For I know him, P8. xxxiv, 11. Come, ye children,

Eph. vi, 4. And, ye fathers, prothat he will command his children hearken unto me; I will teach you voko not your children to wrath: and his household after him, and the fear of the LORD.

but bring them up in the nurture they shall keep the way of the Ps. Ixxviii, 3-8. Which we have and admonition of the Lord. Lond, to do justice and judgment; heard and known, and our fathers that the LORD may bring upon have told us.

Çol. iii, 21. Fathers, provoke not

We will not lide your children to anger, lest they Abraham that which he hath them from their children, slewingbe discouraged. spoken of him.

to the generation to

the Exod. x, 2. And that thou mayest praises of the Lord, and his membrance the unfeigned faith

2 Tim. i, 5. When I call to retell in the ears of thy son, and of strength, and his wonderful works thy son's son, what things I have that he hath done. For he estar in thy grandmother Lois, and thy

that is in thee, which dwelt first wrought in Egypt, and my signs blished a testimony in Jacob, and which I have done among them; appointed a law in Israel, which mother Eunice; and I am persuadthat ye may know how that I am he commanded our fathers, that ed that in thee also. the LORD. they should make them known to

AND TO CHASTISE THEM. Deut. iv. 9, 10. Only take heed their children; That the generato thyself, and keep thy soul dili- tion to come might know them, Prov. xiii, 24. He that spareth gently, lest thou forget the things even the children which should be his rod hateth his son: but he that which thine eyes have seen, and born, who should arise and declare loveth him chasteneth him belest they depart from thy heart all them to their children; That they times. the days of thy life; but teach might set their hope in God, and

Prov. xix, 18, 19. Chasten thy them thy sons, and thy sons' sons: not forget the works of God, but

son while there is hope, and let not Specially the day that thou stood: keep his commandments: And

thy soul spare for his crying. A est before the Lord thy God in might not be as their fathers, a

man of great wrath shall suffer Horeb, when the Lord said unto stubborn and rebellious genera- punishment; for if thou deliver me, Gather me the people togeth- tion; a generation that set not him, yet thou must do it again. er, and I will make them hear my their heart aright, and whoso

Prov. xxii, 15. Foolishness is words, that they may learn to spirit was not stedfast with God.

bound in the heart of a child; but fear me all the days that they shall

Prov. iv, 1-4, 10-13. Hear, ye the rod of correction shall drive live upon the earth, and that they children, the instruction of a it far from him. may teach their children. father, and attend to kuow under

Prov. xxiii, 13, 14. Withhold not Deut. vi, 6-8. And these words, standing for give you good correction from the child; for it which I command thee this day, doctrine, forsake ye not my law. shall be in thine heart; And thou For I was my father's son, tender thou beatest him with the rod, he

shall not die. Thou shalt beat shalt teach them diligently unto / and only beloved in the sight of him with the rod, and shalt dethy children, and shalt talk of my mother. lle taught me also: liver his soul from hell. them when thou sittest in thine and said unto me, Let thine heart

Prov. xxix, 15, 17. The rod and house, and when thou walkest by retain my words: keep my comthe way, and when thou liest mandments, and live. Hear, o reproof give wisdom; but a child down, and when thou, risest np. and the years of thy life shall be to shame. Correct thy son, and

my son, and receive my sayings; leit to himself bringeth his mother And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they many. I have taught thee in the ho shall give thee rest; yea, he shall be as frontlets between thine

way of wisdom; I have led thee in shall give delight unto thy soul.

right pathis. When thou goest, eyes.

Heb. xii, 9, 10. Furthermore, we Deut. xi, 18, 19. Therefore shall and when thou runnest, thou shalt which corrected us, and we gave

thy steps shall not be straitetied; have had fathers of our flesh ye lay up these my words in your not stumble. Take fast hold of them reverence: shall we not much heart, and in your soul, and bind instruction; let her not go: keep rather be in subjection unto the them for a sign upon your hand, her; for she is thy lile. that they may be as frontlets be

Father of spirits, and live? For tween your eyes. And ye shall Prov. xiii, 1. A wise son hcareth they verily for a few days chasten. teach them your childiren, speak- his father's instruction: but a

ed us after their own pleasure:

but he for our profit. that re ing of them when thou sittest in scorner heareth not rebuke. thine house, and when thou walk

might be partakers of his holiness.

Prov. xv, 5. A fool despiseth his est by the way, when thou liest father's instruction: but he that down, and when thou risest up. regardeth reproof is prudent.

AND ESPECIALLY TO TELL Deut. xxxi, 12. 13. Gather the Prov. xxvii, 11. My son, be wise,

THEM THE MEANING OF people together, men, and women, and make my heart glad, that I

RELIGIOUS ORDINANCES. and children, and thiy stranger may answer bim that reproacheth E.cod. xii, 25-27. And it shall that is within thiy gates, that they' me.

come to pass, when ye be conne

to the land which the LORD will I dren mako our children cease And Isaac his father said unto give you, according as he hath from fearing the Lord.

him, Who art thou? And he said, promised, that ye shall keep this

I am thy son, thy first-born, Esan. service, And it shall come to VALUE OF SUCH INSTRUC- And Isaac trembled very exceedpass, when your children shall


ingly, and said, Who? Where is be say unto you, What mean ye by

Prov. x, 1. The Proverbs of that bath taken venison, and this service? That ye shall say, Solomon, A wise son maketh a

brought it me, and I have eaten It is the sacrifice of the Lord's glad father: but a foolish son is the

of all before thou camest, and passover, who passed over the

have blessed him? yea, and he heaviness of his mother. houses of the children of Israel in

shall be blessed. And when Esau Egypt, when he smote the Egyp

Prov. xv, 20. A wise son maketh heard the words of his father, he tians, and delivered our houses.

a glad father: but a foolish man cried with a great and exceeding And the people bowed the head, despisetli bis mother.

bitter cry, and said unto his father, and worshipped.

Prov. xvii, 21, 25. He that be- Bless me, eren me also, O my Exod. xiii, 14-16. And it shall getteth a fool doeth it to his sor- father! And he said, Thy' brother he when thy son asketh thee in row; and the father of a fool hath came with subtilty, and hath time to come, saying, What is no joy.. A foolislı son is a grief to taken away thy blessing. And he this that thou shalt say unto him, his father, and bitterness to her said, Is not he rightly named that bare him.

Jacob? for he hath supplanted me By strength of hand the LORD brought us out from Egypt, from Prov. xix, 26. He that wasteth

these two times: he took away the house of bondage: And it came his father, and chaseth away his

my birthright; and, behold, now to pass, when Pharaoh would mother, is a son that causeth

he hath taken away my blessing. hardly let us go, that the LORD shame, and bringeth reproach.

And he said, Hast thou not re

served a blessing for me? And slew all the first-born in the land

Prov. xxii, 6. Train up a child of Egypt, both the first-born of in the way he should go; and Esau, Behold, I have made him

Isaac answered and said unto man, and the first-born of beast: when he is old, he will not depart thy lord, and all his brethren have therefore I sacrifice to the LORD from it. all that openeth the matrix, being

I given to him for servants; and

Prov. xxiil, 15, 16, 24, 25. My with corn and wine have I susInales; but all the first-born of my children I redeem.

And it shalt son, if thine heart be wise, my tained him: and what shall I do heart shall rejoice, even mine; now unto thee, my son?

And be for a token upon thine hand, Yea, my reins shall rejoice when Esau said unto his father, Hast and for frontlets between thine thy lips speak right things. The thou but one blessing, my father? eyes: for by strength of hand the father of the righteous shall bless me, eren me also, O my LOBD brought us forth out of greatly rejoice; and he that be- father! And Esau lifted up his Egypt.

getteth a wise child shall have joy, voice, and wept. Erod. xvi, 32-34. And Moses of him. Thy father and thy said, This is the thing which the mother shall be glad, and she that THE FAMILY PROPHECY LORD commandeth, Fill an omer bare thee shall rejoice.

OF JACOB. of it to be kept for your genera- Prov. xxviii, 24. Whoso robbeth Gen. xlix, 1-28. And Jacob tions that they may see the bread his father or his mother, and called unto his sons, and said, wherewith I have led you in the saith, It is no transgression; the Gather yourselves together, that wilderness, when I brought you same is the companion of a de- 1 m:y tell you that which shall forth from the land of Egypt. And stroyer.

befall you in the last days. Gather Moses said unto Aaron, Take a

Prov. xxx, 11. There is a gener-yourselves together and hear, ye pot, and put an omer full of manna ation that curseth their father, sons of Jacob; and hearken unto tberein, and lay it up before the

and doth not bless their mother. Israel your father. Reuben, thou LOED, to be kept for your generations. As the Lord commanded

Isa. I, 2. Ilear, o heavens; and

art my first-born, my might, and

the beginning of my strength, the Moses, so Aaron laid it up before give ear, () earth: for the LORD the Testimony, to be kept.

hath spoken, I have nourished and excellency of dignity, and the ex

brought up children, and they cellency, of power: Unstable as Josh. iv, 22-24. Then ye shall have rebelled against me.

water, thou shalt not excel; belet your chiliren know, saying,

cause thou wentest up to thy Israel came over this Jordan on PATERNAL BLESSINGS.

father's bed; then defiledst thou dry land. For the LORD your God

it: he went up to iny couch.

Gen. ix, 24-27. And Noah awoke Simeon and Levi are brethren; dried up the waters of Jordan from his wine, and knew what his instruments of cruelty are in their from before you, until ye were younger son had done unto him. habitations. O my soul, come not passed over, as the LORD your And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a thou into their secret; unto their Gol did to the Red sea, which he servant of servants shall be be assembly, mine honour, be not dried up from before us until we unto his brethren. And he said, thou united! for in their anger were gone over, That all the Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; they slew a man, and in their selfpeople of the earth might know the and Canaan shall be his servant: will they digged down a wall band of the LORD, that it is God shall enlarge Japheth, and Cursed be their anger, for it was mighty: that ye miglt lear the

he shall dwell in the tents of fierce; and their wrath, for it was LORD your God for ever.

Shem; and Canaan shall be his cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, Josh, xxii, 24, 26. And if we have servant.

and scatter them in Israel. Judah, not rather done it for fear of this Gen. xxvii, 10, 29, 32-88. And thou art he whom thy brethren thing, saying, In time to come thou shalt bring it to thy father, shall praise: thy hand shall be your children might speak unto that he may eat, and that he may in the neck of thine enemies; thy our children, saying, What lave bless thee before his death. Let father's children shall bow down ye to do with the LORD God of people serve thee, and nations before thee. Judah is a lion's Israel? For the LORD hath made bow down to thee: be lord overwhelp: from the prey, my son, Jordan a border between us and thy brethren, and let thy mother's thou art gone up: le stooped you ye children of Reuben, and sons bow down to thee: cursed be down, he couched as a lion, and children of Gad; ye have no part every one that curseth thee, and as an old lion; who shall rouso in the LORD: 80 shall your chil- I blessed be le that blesseth thee.' him up? The sceptre shall not



derart from Judah, nor a lawgiver be thine, and shall be called after Gal. iv, 5-7,19,28. Toredeem them from between his feet, until Shiloh the name of their brethren in that were under the law, tint we come; and unto him sholl the their inheritance.

might receive the adoption of gathering of the people be: Bind- Hic. xii, 24 By faith Moses sons. And because ye are sons, ing his foal unto the vine, and his when be has come to years, re.

God hath sent forth the Spirit of ass's colt unto the choice vine; he fused to be cured the sun uflis Son into your hearts, crying, washed his garments in wine, and Pharaoh's daughter.

Abba, Father. Wherefore thou his clothes in the blood of grapes:

art no more a servant, but a sou; His eyes shall be red with wine, SPIRITUAL ADOPTION-ITs and if a son, then an heir of God and his teeth white with milk. SOURCE TIIE GRACE OF through Christ, My little children, Zebulun shall dwell at the haven


of whom I travail in birth again

Hosea 1, 10. Yet the number of until Christ be fornied in you. of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border the children of Israel shall be as

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was shall be unto Zidon. Issachar is the sand of the sea, which cannot

are the children of promise. a strong ass conching down be- be measured nor numbered; and

1 John iii, 2, Beloved, now are tween two burdens: And he sa 18 it shall come to pass, that in the

we the song of God, and it dotl that rest was good, and the place where it was said unto them,

not yet appear what we shall be: land that it was pleasant; and Ye are not my people, there it

but we know that, when he shall bowed bis shoulder to bear,

shall be said unto them, Ye are and

appear, we shall be like him; for became servant

the sons of the living God. unto

We shall see him as he is. tribute. Dan shall judge his John i, 12, 13. But as many as people, as one of the tribes of received him, to them gave he

ITS DUTIES. Israel. Dari shall be ser- power to become the sons of God,

Matth. v, 45. That ye may be pent by the way, an adder in cten to them that believe on his

the children of your Father which the path, that biteth the horse name: Which were born, not of

is in heaven: for he maketh his heels, so that his rider shall fall blood, nor of the will of the flesh, backward. I have waited for thy nor of the will of man, but of God! sun to rise on the evil and on the

good, and sendeth rain on the just salvation, () Lorr. Gad, a troop Eph. 1, 5. Having predestinated and on the unjust. shall overcome him: but he shall

us unto the adoption of children Overcome at the last. Out of by Jesus Christ tolimself, accord

Eph. v, 1. Be ye therefore folloirAsler his bread shall be fat, and ing to the good pleasure of his ers of God, as dear children. he shall yield royal dainties. will.

Phil. ii, 15. That ye may be Naphtall is a hind let Joose: he

1 John iii, 1. Behold what

blameless and harmless, the sons giveth goodly words. Joseph is a manner of love the l'ather hath

of God, without rebuke, in the fruitful bough, cren a fruitful bestowed upon us, that we should midst of a crooked and perverse bough by a well, whose branches be called the sons of God! there nation, among whom ye shine as run over the wall. The archers fore the world knoweth us not, liylits in the world. have surely grieved him, and shot because it knew him not.

Heb. xii, 5. And ye have forgot. at him, and hated him: But bis

ten the exhortation which speakbow abode in strength, and the


eth unto you as unto children, arms of his hands were made P3. Ixxxix, 26, 27. He shall cry My son, despise not thou the strong by the han is of the mighty unto me, Thou art my Father, my chastening of the Lord, uor faint Goud of Jacob; (from thence is the God, and the Rock of my salva- when thou art rebuked of him. Shepherd, the stone of Israel:) tion. Also I will make him my Eren by the God of thy father, first-born, higher than the kings that hath this hope in him puriti

1 John ili, 3, 10. And every man who shall bielp thee, and by the of the earth.

eth limself, even as he is pure. Almighty, who shall bless thee

Jer, iii, 4, 19. Wilt thou not from in this the children of God are with blessings of heaven above, this time cry unto me, My father, manifest, and the children of the blessings of the deep that lieth

thou art the guide of my youth? devil: whosoever doeth not rightunder, blessings of the breasts But I said, How shall I put thee eousness is not of God, neither lie, and of the womb. The blessings of thy father have prevailed above among the children, and give thee that loveth not his brother. the blessings of my progenitors of the hosts of nations and I said,

a pleasant land, a goodly heritago unto the utinost bound of the ever

IV. lasting hills: they shall be on the and shalt not turu away from me. Thou shalt call me, My father;

FAMILY CIRCLE, head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separRom. viii, 14-17. For as many as


RELATIVES. ate from his brethren. Benjamin are led by the Spirit of God, they shall ravin as a wolf: in the inor

are the suns of God. For ye have Gen. xiv, 16. And lie[Abraham ping he shall devour the prey, and not received the Spirit of bondage brought back all the goods, and at night he shall divid the spoil. again to fear; but ye have receiv also brought again his brother

the All these are the twelve tribes of ed the Spirit of adoption, whereby Lot, and his goods, and Israel; and this is it that their we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit women also, and thie people. father spake unto them, and itself bearethi witness with our

Gen. xxviii, 5. And Isaac sent blessed them; every one according spirit, that we are the children of away Jacob; and he went to to his blessing he blessed them.

God:' And if children, then heirs; Padán-arım unto Laban, son of heirs of God, and joini-leirs with Bethuel the Syrian, the brother of Christ; if so be that we suffer with Rebekah, Jacob's

and Esau's ADOPTION.

him, that we may be also glorified mother. Gen, xlviii, 5, 6. And now together.

Gen, xxix, 4-6, 12. And Jacob thy two sons, Ephraim and Man

2 Cor. vi, 18. And will be a said unto them, My brethren, asseh, which were born unto thee Father unto you, and ye shall be whence be ye? And they said, of in the land of Egypt, before I came my sons and daughters, saith the Haran are we. And he said unto unto thee into Egypt, are mine: Lord Almighty.

them, Know ye Laban the son of as Reuben and Simeon, they shall Gal. iii, 26. For ye are all the Nahor? And they said, We kuow be mine. And thy issue, which children of God by faith in Christ him. And he said unto them, 18 thou begettest after them, shail 'Jesus,

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