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look to the altars, the work of his 2 Kings xxill, 15. Moreover, of his peace-offerings, upon tiin huads, neither shall respect that the altar that was at Beth-el, and altar. And he brought also the which his fingers have made, the ligh place which Jeroboam brusen altar, which was before either the groves or the images, the son of Nebat, who made Israel the LORD, from the forefront of

to sin, had made, both that altar the house, from between the altar Isa. xxxvi, 7. But if thou say to and the high placo he brake and the house of the LORD, and me, We trust in the LORD our down, and burnt the high place, put it on the north side of the God: 18 it not he whose high and stamped it small to powder, altar. places and whose altars Hezekiah and burnt the grove.

2 Kings xxi, 4. And he built hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalein, Ye shall 1 Chron, x, 9, 10. And when altars in the house of the Lord, of worship before this altar?

they bad stripped him, they took which the Lord said, in Jerusa

his head, and his armour, and lem will I put my name, Jer, xvii, 2. Whilst their chil-sent into the land of the Philistinos dren remember their altars and round about, to carry tidings unto that were on the top of the upper

2 Kings xxiii, 12. And the altars their groves by the green trees their idols, and to the people. chamber of Ahaz, which the kings npon the high hills.

And they put his armour in the of Judah had male, and the altarg Jer. xix, 5. They have built house of their gods, and fastened which Manasseh had made, in the also the high places of Baal, to his head in the temple of Dagon.

two courts of the house of the burn their sons with fire for Isa. xxvii, 9. By this therefore LORD), did the king beat down and burnt-offerings unto Baal, which shall the iniquity of Jacob be brake them down from thence, and I commanded not, nor spake it, purged; and this is all the fruit to cast the dust of them into the Deither came it into my mind.

take away his sin; when he mak- brook Kidron. Ezek. vi, 13.

eth all the stones of the altar as Then shall ye

2 Chron. xxx, 14. And they arose, know that I am the Lord, then chalk-stones that are beaten in and took away the altars that their slain men shall

be among sunder, the groves and images were in Jerusalem, and all the their idols round about their shall not stand up.

altars for incense took they away, altars, upon every high hill, in all Jer. xi, 13. For according to the and cast them into the brook the tops of the mountains, and number of thy cities were thy Kidron. under every green tree, and un- gods, 0 Judah; and according to

2 Chron. xxxili, 4. 7. Also he der every thick oak, the place the number of the streets of built altars in the house of the where they did offer sweet savour Jerusalem lave ye set up altars Lond, whereof the Lord had said, to all their idols.

to that shameful thing, eren in Jerusalem shall my name be altars to burn incense unto Baal.

for ever. And he set a carved Ezek, svi, 23. 24. And it came to pass, after all thy wickedness,

Hosea viii, 11, 14. Because image (the idol which he had (woe, woe unto thee! saith the Ephraim hath made many altars made) in the house of God, of

which God had said to David, and Lord God) That thou hast also to sin, altars shall be unto him to built unto thee an eminent place, sin. For Israel hath forgotten

to Solomon his son, In this house, and hast made thee an high place his Maker, and buildeth temples; and in Jerusalem, which I have in every street.

anil Judah hath multiplied tenced chosen before all the tribes of

cities: but I will send a fire upon Israel, will I put my name for Hosea X, 8. The high places his cities, and it shall devour tho also of Aven, the sin of Israel, palaces thereof.

Jer, vil, 30. For the children of shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their Amos iii, 13, 14. Ilear ye, and

Judal have done evil in my sight,

saith the Lord: they have set their altars, and they shall say to the testily in the house of Jacob, saith mountains, Cover us: and to the the Lord God, the God of hosts, abominations in the house which hills, Fall on us. That in the day that I shall visit is called by my name, to pollute

it. the transgressions of Israel upon Micah v, 14. And I will pluck him, I will also visit the altars of Jer. xxxii, 34. But they set their up thy groves out of the midst of Beth-el; and the horns of the abominations in the house which thee: so will I destroy thy cities. allars shall be cut off, and fall to is called by my name, to defile it. (See under EARTH, Page 182.) the ground.

Ezek. v, 11. Wherefore, as I

live, saith the Lord God, Surely, DESECRATION OF God's TEMPLE.

because thou hast defiled my 2.--TEMPLES AND ALTARS.

2 Kings xvi, 10-14. And king

sanctuary with all thy detestable Judges ix, 27. And they went Abaz went to 'Damascus to meet things, and with all thiae abominout into the fields, and gathered Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria, ations, therefore will I also dimintheir vineyards, and trode the and saw an altar that was at isli thee; neither shall mine eye grapes, and mado merry, and Darnascus: and king Abaz sent to

spare, neither will I have any went into the house of their god, Urijah the priest the fashion of

pity. and did eat and drink, and cursed the altar, and the pattern of it,

Ezek. viii, 5, 6. Then said ho Abimelech.

according to all the workmanship unto me, Son of man, lift up thine

thereof. 1 Kings xvi, 32. And he reared

And Urijah the priest eyes now the way toward the up an altar for Baal in the house

built an altar accoriling to all that north. So I lifted up mine eyes of Baal, which he had built in king Ahaz had sent from Damas- the way toward the north, and Samaria.

cus: 80 Urijin the priest made it behold northward at the gate of

against king Ahaz camo from the altar this image of jealousy in 2 Kings x, 21. And Jehn sent Damascus. And when the king the entry. He said furthermore through all Israel: and all the was come from Damascus, the unto me, Son of man, seest thou worshippers of Baal came, so that king saw the altar: and the king what they do? erer the great abothere was not a man left that came approached to the altar, and minatious that the house of Israel Dot. And they came into the offered thereon. And he burnt committeth here, that I should go house of Baal; and the house of liis burnt - offering and liis ineat- far off from my sanctuary? But Kaal was fall from one end to offering, and poured his drink. turn thee yet again, and thou another.

offering, and sprinkled the blood shalt see greater abominations.

over.

snare

3-IDOLATROUS OFFICE- Ahaz commanded Urijah the god hath delivered Samson our BEARERS AND THEIR priest, saying, Upon the great enemy into our band. And when

altar burn the morning burnt the people saw him, they praised VESTMENTS.

offering, and the evening meat their god; for they said, Our god Judges viii, 27. And Gideon offering, and the king's burnt hath delivered into our hands our made au ephod thereof, and put it sacrifice, and his meat-offering, enemy, and the destroyer of our in his city, eren in Ophrah; and all with the burnt-offering of all country, which slew many of us. Israel went thither a whoring the people of the land, and 1 Kings xi, 33. Because that after it: which thing became a

their meat - offering, and their they have forsaken me, and have unto Gideon, and to bis drink-offerings; and sprinkle upon worshipped Ashtoreth the goddess house.

it all the blood of the burnt-offer- of the Zidonians, Chemosh the Judges xvil, 5. And the man ing, and all the blood of the sacri- god of the Moabites, and Milcom Micah had an house of gods, and tice: and the brasen altar shall be the god of the children of Amnon, made an ephod, and teraphim, and for me to enquire by. Thus did and have not walked in my ways, consecrated one of his sons, who Urijah the priest, according to all to do that which is right in mino became his priest.

that king Ahaz commanded. eyes, and to keep my statutes and Judges xviii, 18-21. And these 2 Kings xvii. 32. So they feared my judgments, as did David his went into Micali's house, and the LORD, and made unto them. father. fetched the carved image, the selves of the lowest of them 1 Kings xviii, 25, 26. And Elijah ephod, and the teraphim, and the priests of the high places, which said unto the prophets of Biral, molten image. Then said the sacrificed for them in the houses Choose you one bullock for yourpriest unto them, What do ye? of the high places.

selves, and dress it first; for ye And they said unto him, Hold thy peace, Jay thine hand upon thy cast out the priests of the LORD, I under. And they took the bullock

2 Chron. xill, 9. Ilave ye not are many; and call on the name

of your gods, but put no fire mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it the sous of Aaron, and the Lovites, which was given them, and they

and have made you priests after better for thee to be a priest unto the manner of the nations of other dressed it, and called on the name the house of one man, or that thou lands? so that whosoever cometh

of Baal from morning eren until be a priest unto a tribe and a

to consecrate himself with a young But there was no voice, nor any family in Israel? And the priest's bullock and seven rams, the same

noon, saying, O Baal, hear us! heart was glad, and he took the

that answered. And they leaped ephod, and thio teraphim, and the may be a priest of them that are no gods.

upon the altar which was made. graven image, and went in the midst of the people. So they

Ezek, xvi, 18. And tookest thy 1 Kings xx, 10. And Ben-hadad turned and departed, and put the broidered garments, and cover- sent unto him, and said, The little ones, and the cattle, and the edst them: and thou hast set mine gods do so unto me, and more carriage before them. oil and mine incense before them. also, if the dust of Samaria sball

suffice for handfuls for all tho 1 Kings xii, 31. And he made an house of high places, and made

4.-RELIGIOUS WORSHIP

people that follow me. priests of the lowest of the people,

PAID TO IDOLS.

2 Kings xvii, 12. For they sery.

ed idols, whereof the LORD had which were not of the sons of Exod. xxxii, 7, 8. And the LORD said unto them, Ye shall not do Levi.

said unto Moses, Go, get thee this thing, 1 Kings xill, 33, 34. After this down; for thy people, which thou

Isa. ii, Their land also is full thing Jeroboam returned not broughtest out of the land of from his evil way, but made again Egypt, huve corrupted themselves: of idols; they worship the work of of the lowest of the people priests They have turned aside quickly their own hands, that which their of the high places: whosoever out of the way which I command.

own fingers have made. would, ho consecrated him, and ed them: they have made them a

Jer, v, 7. How shall I pardon he became one of the priests of molten calf, and have worshipped thee for this? thy children have the bigh places. And this thing it, and have sacrificed thereunto, forsaken me, and sworn by them became sin unto the house of Jero- and said, These be thy gods, o that are no gods: when I had fed boam, even to cut it off, and to Israel, which have brought thee them to the full, they tlien condestroy it from off the face of the out of the land of Egypt.

mitted adultery, and assembled earth.

Num. xxv, 2, 3. And they called themselves by troops in the har.

lots' houses. 1 Kings xviii, 20, 22. So Ahab the people unto the sacrifices of sent unto all the children of Israel, their gods: and the people did cat,

Daniel iii, 2-7, 13-15. Then and gathered the prophets to- and bowed down to their gods. Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gether unto mount Carmel. Then | And Israel joined himself unto gather together the princes, the said Elijah unto the people, I, even Baal-peor: and the anger of the governors, and the captains, the I only, remain a prophet of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

judges, the treasurers, the counLORD; but Baal's prophets are four

sellors, the sheriffs, and all the hundred and fifty men.

Judges x, 6. And the children rulers of the provinces, to come

of Israel did evil again in the to the dedication of the image 1 Kings xxii, 10. And the king sight of the LORD, and served which Nebuchadnezzar the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat the king Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the had set up, of Judah, sat each on his throne, gods of Syria, and the gods of the governors, and captains, the

Then the princes, having put on their robes, in a Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and judges, the treasurers, the counvoid place in the entrance of the the gods of the children of Am- sellors, the sheriffs, and all the gate of Samaria; and all the pro-mon, and the gods of the Philis-rulers of the provinces, were phets prophesied before them.

tines, and forsook the LORD, and gathered together unto the dedi2 Kings x, 22. And he said unto served not him.

cation of the image that Nebuchadhim that was over the vestry, Judges xvi, 23, 24. Then the nezzar the king bad set up; and Bring forth vestments for all the lords of the Philistines gathered they stood before the image that worshippers of Baal, And he

them together for to offer a great Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then brought them forth vestments.

sacrifice unto Dagon their god, an herald cried aloud, To you it 2 Kings xvi, 15, 16. And king and to rejoice: for they said, Our' is commanded, 0 people, nations, and languages, That at what time saw it, he built an altar before it; them for a street savour: and thus ve hear the sound of the cornet, and Aaron made proclamation, it was, saith the Lord GOD. Aute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and said, To-morrow is a feast to

Ezek. xx, 28. For when I had dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, the Lord.

brought them into the land, for ye fall down and worship the

Exod. xxxiv, 15. Lest thou the which I lifted up mine hand to golden image that Nebuchadl, make a covenant with the inhabi- give it to them, then they saw nezzar the king hath set up. And tants of the land, and they go a every high hill, and all the thick whoso falleth not down and wor-whoring after their gods, and do trees, and they offered there their shippeth, shall the same hotir be sacrifice unto their gods, and one sacrifices, and there they presentcast into the midst of a burning call thee, and thou eat of his ed the provocation of their offerflery furnace. Therefore at that sacrifice.

ing: there also they made their time, when all the people heard

1 Kings xii, 32, 33. And Jero. sweet savour, and poured out the sound of the cornet, flute; boam ordained a feast in the there their drink offerings. barp, sackbut, psaltery, and all

eight month, on the fifteenth day Hosca ii, 8. 13. For she did not kinds of musick, all the people, of the month, like unto the feast know that I gave her corn, and the nations, and the languages, that is in Judah; and he offered wine, and oil, and multiplied her fell down and worshipped the golden image that Nebuchad- upon the altar (80 did he in silver and gold, which they pro

Beth-el,) sacrificing unto nezzar the king had set up. Thien calves that he had made; and he upon her the days of Baalim,

the pared for Baal, And I will visit Nebucha Inezzar, in his rage and placed in Beth-el the priests of the wherein she burnt incense to fury, commanded to bring Shad high places which he had made. them, and she decked herself rach, Meshach, and Aled-nego. So he offered upon the altar with her ear-rings and her jewels, Then they brought these men

which he had made in Beth-el the and she went after her lovers, before the king. Nebuchadnezzar fifteenth day of the eighth month, and forgat me, saith the Lord. spake, and said unto them, Is it

even in the month which he had true, o Shadrach, Meshach, and devised of his own heart; and bound her up in her wings, and

Hosea iv, 19. The wind hath Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden dren of Isracl: and he offered upon their sacrifices.

ordained a feast unto the chil- they shall be ashamed because of inage which I have set up? . Now, the altar, and burnt inceuse. if ye be ready, that at what time

Hosea xi, 2. As they called ye hear the sound of the cornet, 2 Kings X, 18-20. And Jehu them, so they went from them: flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and gathered all the people together, they sacrificed unto Baalim, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, and said unto them, Ahab served burnt incense to graven images. ye fall down and worship the Bual a little, but Jehu shall serve Hosea xii, 11. Is there iniquity image which I have made, well: lim much. Now therefore call in Gilead? surely they are vanity: but if ye worship not, ye shall be unto me all the prophets of Baal, they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal; rast the same hour into the midst all his servants, and all his priests; / yea, their altars are as heaps in of a burning fiery furnace; and let none be wanting: for I have a the furrows of the fields. who is that God that shall deliver great sacrifice to do to Baal; whoyou out of my hands? soever shall be wanting, he shall not in every man that knowledge:

1 Çor. viii, 7, 10. Howbeit there is

But Jehu did it in for some with conscience of the praised the gods of gold, and of subtilty, to the intent that he idol unto this hour eat it as a

Dan. v, 4. They drank wine, and not live. silver, of brass, of iron, or wood, misht destroy the worshippers of thing offered unto an idol; and and of stone. Baal. And Jehu said, Proclaim a

their conscienco ing weak is solemn assembly for Baal. Aud defiled. For if any man see thee Hosea xiii, 2. And now they sin they proclaimed it. more and more, and have made

which hast knowledge sit at meat them molten images of their silver,

Isa. lvii, 6. Among the smooth in the idol's temple, shall not the and idols according to their own stones of the stream is thy por conscience of him which is weak understanding, all of it the work tion; they, they are thy lot: even to be emboldened to eat those things of the craftsmen: they say of them hast thou poured a drink which are offered to idols. them, Let the men that sacrifice offering, thou hast offered kiss the calves.

meat-offering. Should I receive 7.-IIUMAN SACRIFICES comfort in these?

OFFERED TO IDOLS. Amos viii, 14. They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say, voketh me to anger continually not let any of thy seed pass

Isa. Ixv, 3. A people that pro- Lev. xviii, 21. And thou shalt Thy God, O Dan, liveth; and, The to my face; that sacrificeth in through manner of Beer-sheba livetli; even gardens, and burneth

the fire to Molech, they shall fall, and never rise up | upon aliars of brick.

incense neither shalt thou profane the again.

name of thy God: I am the LORD. Hab. i, 11. Then shall his mind cause to cease in Moab, saith the say to the children of Israel,

Jer. xlviii, 35. Moreover, I will Lev. xx, 2-5. Again, thou shalt change, and he shall pass over, LORD, him that offereth in the Whosoever he be of the children anil offend, imputing luis his high places, and him that burneth of Israel, or of the strangers that power unto his god. incense to his gods.

sojourn in Israel, that giveth any Acts xix, 28, 37. And when they heard these sayings, they were

Ezek. viii, 11. And there stood of his seed unto Molech, he shall fall of wrath, and cried out, say- before them seventy men of the surely be put to death; the people

of the iand shall stone him with ing, Great is Diana of the Ephe ancients of the house of Israel,

stones. And I will set my face sians. For ye have brought and in the midst of them stood against that man, and will cut bither these men, which

Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, I him off from among his people; Deither robbers of churches, nor with every man his censer in his

because he hath given of his seed Fet blasphemers of your goddess. hand; and a thick cloud of incense

unto Molech, to defile my sanc

tuary, and to profane my holy 6.-SACRIFICES OFFERED TO

Ezek, xvi, 19. My meat also name. And if the people of the

which I gave thee, fine tlour, and land do any wise hide their eyes IDOLS.

oil, and honey, wherewith I fed from the man, when he giveth of Exod. xxxii,5. And when Aaron' thee, thou hast even set it before his seed unto Molech, and kill

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him not; Then I will set my face | bast taken this sons and thy Elijah had spoken: and Jehoram against that man, and against his daugbters whom thou hast born reigned in his stead, in the secind fainily, and will cut him off, and unto me, and these hast thon sa year of Jehoram the son of Jeall that go, a whoring after him, crificed unto them to be devoured. loslaphat king of Judah; because to commit whoredom with Molech, Is this of thy whoredoms a small he had no son. from among their people.

matter. That thou hast slain my

children, and delivered them to CONSULTATION IN VARIOUS 2 Kings ill, 26. And when the

cause them to pass through the king of Moab saw that the battle

FORMS. fire for them. Was too sore for him, he took

WITCHCRAFT. with him seven hundred men Ezek. XX, 31. For when ye offer

Exod. xxii, 18. Thou shalt not that drew Swords, to

break your gifts, when yo, make your suffer a witch to live. through eren unto the king of sons to pass through the fire, ye pollute yourselves with all your

Lev. xix, 26. 31. Ye shall not eat Edom: but they could not.

idols, even unto this day: and shall any thing with the blood; neither 2 Kings fil, 27. Then he took I be enquired of by you, house shall ye use enchantment, nor obbis eldest son, that should have of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord serve times. Regard not them reigned in his stead, and offered God, I will not be enquired of by that have familiar spirits, neither him for a burnt-offering upon the you.

seek after wizards, to be defiled wall. And there was great in lignation against Israel: and they had slain their children to their

Ezek. xxiii, 39. For when they by them: I am the Lord your God.

Lev. xx, 27. A man also, or departed from him, and returned idols, then they came the same woman, that hath a familiar spirit, to their own land.

day into my sanctuary to profane or that is a wizard, shall surely be 2 Kings xvi, 3. But he walked in it; and, lo, thus have they done in put to death: they shall stone the way of the kings of Israel, the midst of mine house.

them with stones; their blood yea, and made his son to pass

Micah vi, 7. Will the LORD be shall be upon them. ihrough the fire, according to the pleased with thousands of rams,

Deut. xviii, 10-12. There shall abominations of the heathen, or with ten thousands of rivers of not be found among you any one whom the Lord cast out from be- 011? shall I give my first-born for that maketh his son or his daughfore the children of Israel.

my transgression, the fruit of my ter to pass through the fire, or 2 Kings xvii, 17, 18. And they body for the sin of my soul. that useth divination, or an obcaused their sons and their daugh

server of times, or an enchanter, ters to pass through the fire, and 8.-CONSULTATION OF IDOLS. or a witch, Or a charmer, or a used divination and enchantments,

consulter with familiar spirits, or and sold themselves to do evil in

2 Kings 1, 2-6, 16, 17. And Aha

a wizard, or a necromancer. For the sight of the LORD, to provoke ziah fell down through a lattice in all that do these things are an him to anger.

Therefore the buis upper chamber that was in abomination unto the Lord and LORD was very angry with Israel, Samaria, and was sick: and he because of these abominations the and removed them out of his

sent messengers, and said unto sight: there was none left but the them, Go, enquire of Baal-zebub Lord thy God doth drive theu

out from before thee.. tribe of Judah only.

the god of Elron whether I shall

recover of this disease. But the 2 Kings ix, 22. And it came to 2 Kings xxi, 6. And he (Manas

angel of the LORD said to Elijah pass, when Joram saw Jehu, that seh) made his son to pass through the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet be suid, Is it peace, Jehu? And the fire, and observed times, and

the messengers of the king of he answered, What peace, so long used enchantments, and dealt with Samaria, and say unto them, Is it as the whoredoms of thy mother familiar spirits and wizards: he

not because there is not a God in Jezebel and her witchcrafts are wrought much wickedness in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him Baal-zebub ihe god of Ekron? Israel, that ye go to enquire of so many?

2 Chron. xxxiii, 6. He(Manasseh] to anger.

Now therefore thus saith the observed times, and used enchant2 Chron. xxviii, 3. Moreover he LORD, Thou shalt not come down ments, and wed witchcraft, and [Ahaz] burnt incense in the valley from that bed on which thou art dealt with a familiar spirit, and of the son of Hinnom, and burnt gone up, but shalt surely die. And with wizards. ..... his children in the fire, after the Elijah departed. And when the abominations of the heathen whom messengers turned back unto him, shall say unto you, Seek unto

Isa. viii, 19.

And when they the Lord had cast out before the he said unto them, Why are yo them that have familiar spirits, children of Israel.

now turned back? And they said and unto wizards that peep and Ps. cvi, 37, 38. Yea, they sacri.

unto hin, There came a man up that mutter, should not a people ficed their sous and their daugh- to meet us, and said unto us, Go: seek into their God for the living ters unto devils, And shed inno- turn again unto the king that sent

to the dead? cent blood, eren the blood of their you, and say unto him, Thus saith

Isa, xir. 4. And thou shalt be sons and of their daughters, whom the Lord, Is it not because there is they sacriticed unto the idols of not a God in Israel, that thou brought down, and shalt speak Canaan: and the land was polluted sendest to enquire of Baal-zebub out of the ground, and thy speech will blood

the god of Ekron? therefore thou shall be low out of the dust, and Ist. lvil, 5. Enflaming your bed on which thou art gone up, hath a familiar spirit,

out of the shalt not come down from that i thy voice shall be, as of one that selves with idols under every but shalt surely die. And he said ground, and thy speech shall green tree, slaying the children in the valleys under the clills of the unto him. Thus saith the LORD, Whisper out of the dust.

Forasmuch as thou hast sent mes ruchs.

Jer. xxvii, 9, 10. Therefore sengers to enquire ef Baal-zebub hearken not ye to your prophets, Jer. xxii, 33. And they built the voi of Chiun, is it not because nor to your diviners, vor to your the high places of Baal, which are there is no Godin Israel to enquire dreamers. nor to your euchanters, in the valley of the son of Hin- of his word? therefore thou shalt nor to your sorcerers, which nom, to cause their sons and their not come down off that bed on speak unto you, saying, Ye shall daughters to pass through the fire which thou art gone up, but shalt not serve the king of Babylon: unto Molech. Afk, xvi, 20, 21. Moreover, thou' is the word of the Lord which you, to remove you far from your

So , they prophesy a

land; and that I should drive you I wisdom and understanding, that cut off those that have familiar out, and ye should perish.

the king enquired of them, he spirits, and the wizards, out of the Micah v, 12. And I will cut off found them ten times better than land: wherefore then layest thou a Fitchcrafts ont of thine hand; and all the magicians and astrologers snare for my life, tv cause me to thou shall have no more sootu- that were in all his realm.

die? And Saul sware to her by Bayers.

Dan. v.7, 15. The king cried aloud the LORD, saying, As the LORD Nahum iii, 4. Becanse of the to bring in the astrologers, the Chal- liveth, there shall no punishment multitude of the whoredoms of deans, and the soothsuyers. And happen to thee for this thing. the well-favoured harlot, the mis- the king spake, and said to the Then said the woman, whom tress of witchcrafts, that selleth wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall I bring up unto thee? And Dations through her whoredoms, shall read this writing, and show he said, Bring me up Samuel. and families through her witch

me the interpretation thereof, Andwhen the woman saw Samuel, crafts.

shall be clothed with scarlet, and she cried with a loud voice: and have a chain of gold about his the woman spake to Saul, saying,

neck, and shall be the third ruler Why hast thou deceived me? for DIVINATION.

in the kingdom. And now the thou art Saul. And the king said Gen. xliv, 4, 5, 15. And when they wiso men, the astrologers, have unto her, Be not afraid: for what were gone out of the city, and been brought in before me, that sawest thou? and the woman said not yet far off, Joseph said unto they should read this writing, and unto Saul, I saw gods ascending bis steward, Up, follow after the make known unto me the inter- out of the earth. And he said mn: and when thou dost overtake

pretation thereof: but they could unto her, What form is be of? them, say unto them, Wherefore not shew the interpretation of the And she said, An old man cometh have ye rewarded evil for good? thing.

up; and he is covered with a Is not this it in which my lord drinketh, and whereby indeed he

Acts xvi, 16-18. And it came to mantle. And Saul perceived that pass, as we went to prayer, a cer: with his face to the ground, and

it was Samuel, and he stooped divineth? ye bave done evil in so

lain damsel possessed with a spirit bowed himself. And Samuel said doing And Joseph aid unto

of divination met us, which them, What deed is this that yo

brought her masters much guin to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted have done? wot ye not that such a

And Saul The samo fol. me, to bring me up?

by soothsaying: man as I can certainly divine.

lowed Paul and us, and cried, answered, I am sore distressed; Num. xxiv, 1. And when Balaam saying, These men are the ser: against me, and God is departed

for the Philistines make war saw that it pleased the LORD to vants of the most high God, which bless Israel, he went not, as at shew unto us the way of salvation.

from me, and answereth me no other times, to seek for enchant- And this did she many days. dreams: therefore I have called

more, neither by prophets, nor by ments, but he set his face toward But Paul, being grieved, turned, the wilderness.

and said to the spirit, I command thee, that thou mayest make Joshua xill, 22. Balaam also, the to come out of her. And be camo

known unto me what I shall do. thee, in the name of Jesus Christ,

Then said Saniuel, Wherefore son of Beur, the soothsayer, did

then dost thou ask of me, seeing out the same hour. the children of Israel slay witli

the LORD is departed from thee, and the sword among them that were

is becoine thine enemy? And the

NECROMANCY. alain by them.

LORD hath done to him as he Esther vi, 13. And Haman told

1 Sam. xxviii, 3-25. Now Samuel spake by me: for the Lord hath

was dead, and all Zuresh his wife and all his friends

Israel had rent the kingdom out of thine

lamented him, and buried him in hand, and given it to thy neighevery thing that had befallen him. Ramah, even in his own city: and bour, even to David: Because 'Then said his wise men and Zeresh Saul had put away those that had thou obeyedst not the voice of the his wife unto him, If Mordecai be tamiliar spirits, and the wizards, LORD, nor executedst his fierce of the seed of the Jews, before out of the land. And the Philise wrath upon Amalek, therefore whom thou bast begun to fall, tines gathered themselves to hath the LORD done this thing thou shalt not prevail against

gether, and came and pitched unto thee this day. Moreover, the him, but shalt surely fall before

in Shanem; and Saul gathered LORD will also deliver Israel with him.

all Israel together, and they thee into the hand of the Philis Isa. ii, 6. Therefore thou hast pitched in Gilboa. And when tinos; and to-morrow shalt thou forsaken thy people the house of Saul saw the host of the Phil- and 'thy sons be with me: the Jacob, because they be replenished istines, he was afraid, and his LORD also shall deliver the host of from the east, and are southisayers heart greatly trembled. And Israel into the hand of the PhilНЕe the Philistines, and they when Saul enquired of the LORD, istinos. Then Saul fell straightplease themselves in the children the LORD answered him not, way all along on the earth, and of strangers.

neither by dreams, nor by Urim, was sore afraid, because of the I&c. xlvii, 13. Thou art wearied

nor by prophets. Then said Saul words of Samuel; and there was in the multitude of thy counsels.

unto his servants, Seek me a wo- no strength in him; for be had Let now tho astrologers, the star

man that hath a familiar spirit, that eaten no bread all the day, nor all gazers, the monthly prognostica

I may go to her, and enquire of the night. And the woman came wors, stand up and save thee from

her. And his servants said to him, unto Saul, and saw that he was 1.eze things that shall come upon Behold, there is a woman that sore troubled, and said unto him, thee,

hath a familiar spirit at En-dor. Behold, thine handmaid hath Euk, XX1, 22. At his right hand put on other raiment, and he went, my life in my hand, and have

And Saul disguised himself, and obeyed thy voice, and I have put was the divination for Jerusalem, and two men with him, and they hearkened unto thy words which tu appoint captains, to open the came to the woman by night: and thou spakest uuto me: NOW mouth in the slaughter, to lift up he said, I pray thee, divine unto therefore, I pray thee, hearken the voice with shouting, to appoint me by the familiar spirit, and bring thou also unto the voice of thine buttering-rams against the gates, me him up whom I shall name handmaid, and let me set a morsel to cast a mount, and to build a

unto thee. And the woman said of bread before thee; and eat, that fort.

unto him, Behold, thou knowest thou mayest have strength wher Dan. 1, 20. And in all matters of what Sauí hath done, how he hath Jibou goesi on thy way. But he

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