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refused, and said, I will not eat. | the vagabond Jews, exorcists,'

111. But his servants, together with took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of

NAMES OF IDOLS. the woman, compelled him; and he hearkened unto their voice. So the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure | ADRAMMELECH, ANAMME he arose from the earth, and sat you by Jesus, whom Paul preach

LECH, NIBHAZ, AND

And there were seven song upon the bed. And the woman eth. had a fat calf in the house; and she of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of

TARTAK. hasted, and killed it, and took the priests, which did so. And 2 Kings xvii. 31. And the Avitog flour and kneaded it, and did bake the evil spirit answered and said, made Nibhaz and Tartak, and the unleavened bread thereot: And lesus I know, and Paul I know; Sepharvites burnt their children she brought it before and but who are ye? And the man in in fire to Adrammieleck and before his servants; and they did whom the evil spirit was leaped Anammelech, the gods of Sephareat. Then they rose up, and went on them, and overcame them, and vaim, away that night.

prevailed against them, so that

they fled out of that house naked ASHIMA, NERGAL, AND MAGIC AND SORCERY. and wounded. And this

SUCCOTII-BENOTI. known to all the Jews and Greeks Erod. vii, 11, 12, 21, 22, Then also dwelling at Epliesus; and fear of Babylon made Succoth-benotha,

2 Kings xvii, 30. And the men Pharaoh also called the wise men

fell on them all, and the name of and the men of Cuth made Nero and the sorcerers: now the magi- the Lord Jesus was magnified. gal, and men of Hanath mado cians of Egypt, they also did in

And many that believed came, like manner with their enchant- and confessed, and she wed their

Ashima. ments: For they cast down every deeds. Many of them also which man his rod, and they became used curious arts brought their

ASHITAROTH. serpents: but Aaron's rod swal

books together, and burned them Judges ii, 13. And they forsook lowed up their rods. And the fish

before all men: and they counted the Lord, and served Baal and that W43 in the river died; and the

Ashtaroth, the price of them, and found it river stank, and the Egyptians 1111y thousand pieces of silver. So

BAAL. could not drink of the water of mightily grew the word of God Judges vi, 25. And it came to the river: and there was blood

and prevailed. throughout all the land of Egypt.

pass the same night, that the

LORD said unto him, Take thy And the magicians of Egypt did

father's young bullock, even the So with their enchantments; and SUCH CONSULTATION ALL

second bullock of seven years old, Pharaoh's heart was hardened, VANITY AND DELUSION. and throw down the altar of Baal neither did ho hearken unto them;

Num. xxil, 23. Surely there is that thy father hath, and cut down as the LORD had said.

no enchantment against Jacob, the grove that is by it. Erod. viil, 7, 18, 19. And the neither is there any divination magicians did so with their en against Israel: according to this BAAL-BERITI AND BAALIM, chantments, and brought up frogs time it shall be said of Jacob and upon the land of Egypt. And the of Israel, What

Judges viii, 33. And it came to

hath God magicians did so with their en. wrought!

pass, as soon as Gideon was dead. chantments to bring forth lice, but

that the children of Israel turned they could not: so there were lice Isa. xix, 3, 12. And the spirit of again, and went a whoring after upon man and upon beast. Then Egypt shall fail in the midst there- | Baalim, and made Baal-berith the magicians said unto Pharaoh, of; and I will destroy the counsel their god. This is the finger of God: and thereof; and they shall seek to Pharaoh's heart was hardened, the idols, and to the charmers,

BAAL-PEOR. and he hearkened not unto them; and to them that have fumiliar

Hosea ix, 10. I found Israel like as the Lord had said.

spirits, and to

the wizards. grapes in the wilderness; I & Ecod. 1x, 11. And the magicians wise ment and let them tell thee line fig tree at her first time: but

Where are they? where are thy your fathers as the first-ripe in could not stand before Mosey because of the boils; for the boil was now, and let them know what the they went

to Baal-peor, and upon the magicians, and upon all

LORD of host bath purposed upon separated themselves unto that the Egyptians. Egypt.

shame; and their abominations Acts viii, 9-11. But thero was a the tokens of the liars, and maketh

Isa. xliv, 25. That frustrateth were according as they loved. certain man, called Simon, which diviners mad; that turneth wise beforetime in the same city used

BAAL-ZEBUB. sorcery, and bewitched the people men backward, and maketh their

2 Kings i, 16. And he said unto knowledge foolish. of Samaria, giving out that him.

him, Thus saith the Lord, Foras. self was some great one: Το Isa, xlvii, 12, 14. Stand now with much as thou hast sent messengers whom they all gave heed, from thine enchantments, and with the to enquire of Baal-zebub the god the least to the greatest, saying, multitude of thy sorceries, where- of Ekron, is it not because there This man is the great power of in thou hast laboured from thy is no God in Israel to enquire of God. And to him they had regard, youth; if so be thou shalt be able his word? because that of long time he had to profit, if so be thou mayest bewitched them with sorceries. prevail. Behold, they shall be as

BEL. Acts xiii, 6, 8. And when they stubble; the fire shall burn them; Jer. II, 44. And I will punish had gone through the islo unto they shall not deliver themselves Bel in Babylon; and I will bring Paphos, they found a certain from the power of the flame: there forth out of his mouth that which sorcerer, a false prophet, Jew, shall not be a coal to warm at, he hath swallowed up: and the nawhose name was Bar-jesus. But nor fire to sit before it.

tions shall not flow together any Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his

Dantel v, 8. Then came in all more unto him; yea, the wall of naine by interpretation) withistood the king's wise men: but they Babylon shall fall. them, seeking to turn away the could not read the writing, nor deputy from the faith. make known to the king the inter

BERITI Acts xis, 13-20. Then certain of | pretation thereof.

Julges ix, 46. And wben all the 274

men of the tower of Shechem Nebo stoopeth; their idols were | LORD spake unto you in Horeb heard that, they entered into an upon the beasts, and upon the out of the midst of the fire,) Lest hold of the house of the god cattle: your carriages were heavy ye corrupt yourselves, and make Berith.

loaden; they are a burden to the you a graven image, the similitude weary beast.

of any figure, the likeness of male CHEMOSI.

or female, The likeness of any

NISROCH. Num, xxi, 29. Woo to thee,

beast that is on the earth, the Moab! thou art undone, O people 2 Kings xix, 37. And it came to likeness of any winged fowl' that of Chemosh! he hath given his pass, as he was worshipping in the fieth in the air, The likeness sous that escaped, and his daugh- house of Nisroch his god, that Ad- of any thing that creepeth on the ters, into captivity unto Sihon rammelech and Sharezer his sons ground, the likeness of any fish king of the Amorites.

smote him with the sword; and that is in the waters beneath the

they escaped into the land of Ar-earth: Take heed unto yourselves, CHIUN. menia: and Esarhaddon his son lest ye forget the covenant of the

LORD your God, which he made Amos v, 26. But ye have borne reigned in his stead.

with you, and make you a graven the tabernacle of your Moloch

QUEEN OF HEAVEN. image, or the likeness of any and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to Jer. xliv, 25. Thus saith the thing, which the LORD thy God

hath forbidden thee. yourselves.

LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,

saying. Ye and your wives have Deut. xi, 16, 17. Take heed to DAGON.

both spoken with your mouths, yourselves, that your heart be not

and fulfilled with your band, say- deceived, and ye turn aside, and 1 Sam. v, 3. And when they of ing, We will surely perform our serve other gods, and worship Ashdod arose early on the mor- vows that we have vowed, to burn them; And then the LORD's wrath row, behold, Dagon was fallen incense to the queen of 'heaven, be kindled against you, and he upon his face to the earth before and to pour out drink-offerings shut up the heaven, that there be the ark of the Lord. And they unto her: ye will surely accom- no rain, and that the land yield took Dagon, and set him in his plish your vows, and surely per- not her fruit; and lest ye perish place again, form your vows.

quickly from off the good land

which the LORD giveth you. DIANA.

REMPHAN. Acts xix, 34. But when they

Deut. xxix, 18. Lest there should

Acts vii, 43. Yea, ye took up the be among you man, or woman, or knew that he was a Jew, all with tabernacle of Moloch, and the family, or tribe, whose heart turnone voice, about the space of two star of your god Remphan, figures eth away this day from the LORD hoors, cried out, Great is Diana which yo made to worship them: our God, to go and serve the gods of the Ephesians.

and I will carry you away beyond of these nations; lest there should Babylon.

be among you a root that beareth GOD OF FORCES.

gall and wormwood,

RIMMON. Dan, XI, 38. But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: 2 Kings v, 18. In this thing tho

2.-IDOLS AND IDOLATROUS and a god whom his fathers knew LORD pardon thy servant, that not shall he honour with gold, when my master goeth into the CUSTOMS OF THE HEATHEN and silver, and with precious house of Rimmon to worship TO BE AVOIDED. stones, and pleasant things.

there, and he leaneth on my hand, Erod. xxxiv, 13, 16. But ye shall

and I bow myself in the house of destroy their altars, break their JUPITER AND MERCURIUS.

Rimmon: when I bow down my- images, and cut down their groves:

self in the house of Rimmon, the And thou take of their daughters Acts xiv, 12. And they called Lord pardon thy servaut in this unto thy sons, and their daughters Barnabas, Jupiter; and Mercurius, because he was tho

go a whoring after their gods, and chief speaker.

TAMMUZ.

make thy suns go a whoring after Ezek. viii, 14. Then he brought

their gods. MILCOM.

me to the door of the gate of the Num. xxxiii, 51, 52. Speak unto 1 Kings xi, 5. For Solomon Lord's house which was toward the children of Israel, and say went after Ashtoreth the goddess the north; and, behold, there sat unto them, When ye are passed of the Zidonians, and after Milcom women weeping for Tammuz. over Jordan into the land of the abomination of the Ammon

Canaan. Then ye shall drive out ites

UNKNOWN GOD.

all the inhabitants of the land MOLECH. Acts xvii, 23. For as I passed their pictures, and destroy all

from before you, and destroy all by, and belield your devotions, I their molten images, and quite 1 Kings x1,7. Then did Solomon found an altar with this inscrip- pluck down all their high places. build an high place for Chemosh, tion, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. the abomination of Moab, in the Whóm therefore ye ignorantly Deut. vii, 3, 4, 5, 25, 26. Neither hill that is before Jernsalem, and worship, him declare I unto you.

shalt thou make marriages with for Molech, the abomination of the

them; thy daughter thou shalt children of Ammon.

IV.

not give unto his son, nor his

daughter shalt thou take unto MERODACH. SIN AND GUILT OF

thy son. For they will turn away Jer. I, 2.. Babylon is IDOLATRY.

thy son from following me, that taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols 1.-DISTINCT AND ORIGINAL they may serve other gods: 80

will the anger of the LORD be are confounded, her images are

CAUTION

kindled against you, and destroy broken in pieces.

Deut. iv, 15-18, 23. Take ye thee suddenly. But thus shall

therefore good heed unto your- ye deal with them; ye shall destroy NEBO.

selves, (for ye saw no manner of their altars, and break down their Isa, xlsi, 1. Bel boweth down, similitude on the day that the images, and cut down their groves,

Paul, thing

and burn their graven images bow down to their gods, nor serre which brought thee out of the with fire. The graven images of them, nor do after their works; land of Egypt, from the house of their gods shall ye burn with fire: but thou shalt utterly overthrow bondage. And all Israel shall thou shalt not desire the silver or them, and quite break down their hear, and fear, and shall do DO gold thut is on them, nor take it images.

more any such wickedness as this unto thee, lest thou be shared

Exod. xxxiv, 17. Thou shalt is among you. If thou shalt hear therein: for it 18 an abomination make thee no molten guds. Bay in one of thy cities, wbich the to the Lord thy God. Neither

LORD thy God hath given thee to shalt thou bring an abomination

Lev. xix, 4. Turn ye not unto dwell there, saying, Çertain men, into thine house, lest thou be a idols, nor

make to yourselves the children of Belial, are gono curred thing like it: but thou molten gods: I am the LORD your out from among you, and have shalt detest it, and thou shalt God.

withdrawn the inhabitants of uiterly ablor it; for it is a cursed Lev. xxvi, 1. Ye shall make you no their city, saying, Let us go and thing.

iduls nor graven image, neither serve other gods, which ye have Deut. xii, 2-4, 29-31. Ye shall neither shall ye set up any image quire, and make search, and ask

rear up you a standing image, not known; Then shult thou enutterly destroy all the places of stone in your land, to bow diligently; and, behold, if it be wherein the nations which ye down unto it: for I am the Lord truih, and the thing certain, that shall possess served their gods, your God.

such abomination is wrought upon the high mountains, and

Deut. v, 8, 9. Thou shalt not smite the inhabitants of that city

among you; Thou shalt surely upon the hills, and under every kreen tree.

And ye shall over- make thee any graven image, or with the edge of the sword, dethrow their altars, and break their any likeness of any thing that is pillars, and burn their groves with in heaven above, or that is in the stroying it uiterly, and all that is fire; and ye shall bew down the earth beneath, or that is in the with the edge of the sword.

therein, and the cattle thereof, graven images of their gods, and waters beneath the earth. Thou destroy the names of them out of shalt not bow down thyself unto Deut. xvii, 2-7. If there be that place. Ye shall not do so them, nor serve them; for I the found among you, within any of unto the Lord your God. When LORD thy God am a jealous God, thy gates which the LORD thy the Lord thy God shall cut our visiting the iniquity of the fathers God giveth thee, man or woman, the nations from before thee, upon the children unto the third that hath wrought wickeduess i whither thou goest to possess and fourth generation of thom the sight of the Lord thy God, in thein, and thou succeedest them, that hate me.

transgressing his covenant, And and dwellest in their land; Take

bath gone Deut. xvi, 22. Neither shalt and worshipped them, either the

and served other guds, heed to thyself, that thou bo not thou set thee up any image, sun, or moon, or any of the host snared by following them, after which the LORD thy God hateth. that they be destroyed from be

of heaven, which I have not con tore thee; and that thou enquire

manded; Aud it be told thee, and not after their gods, saying, llow

V.

thou hast heard of it, and endid these nations serve their gods? PENALTY OF IDOLATRY. quired diligently, and, beliold, it even so will I do likewise, Thou

be true, and the thing certain, shalt not do so unto the LORD thy

1.-DEATH.

that such abomination is wrought God: for every abomination to Exod. xxii, 20. He that sacrific. in Israel: Then shalt thou bring the LORD which he hateth have eth unto any god, save unto the forth thai man or that woman, they done unto their gods; for LORD only, he shall be utterly which have committed that wick even their sons and their daugh- destroyed.

ed thing unto thy gates, CICA

that man ters they have burnt in the tire to

that woman, and Deut. xiii, 5-15. And that pro- shalt stone them with stones, their gods.

phet, or that dreamer of dreams, till they die. Deut. xiii, 17, 18. And there shall be put to death; because he shall cleave' nought of the cursed hath spoken to turn you away turn away, so that thou wilt not

Deut. xxx, 17, 18. But if thine heart thing to thíue hand: that the from the LORD your God, which LORD may turn from the fierce- brought you out of the land of hear, but shalt be drawn away,

and worship other gods, and serve ness of his anger, and shew thee Egypt. ... If thy brother, the

them; I donounce unto you this mercy, and have compassion upon son of thy mother, or thy son, or day, 'that ye shall surely perish thee, and multiply thee, as he thy daughter, or the wife of tby and that ye shall not prolung hatha

unto thy fathers; bosom, or thy friend, which is as When thou shalt hearken to the thine own soul, entice thee secret

your days upon the land whither

thou passest over Jordan to go to voice of the LORD thy God, to ly, saying, Let us go and serve

possess it. keep all his commandments which other gods, which thou hast not I cominand thee this day, to do known, thou, nor thy fathers; 1 Kings xiv, 9, 10. But hast that which is right in the eyes of Namely, of the gods of the people done evil above all that were the LORD thy God.

which are round about you, nigh before thee: for thou hast gone Amos v, 5. But seek not Beth-el, from the one end of the earth molten images, to provoke me to

unto thee, or far off from theo, and made thee other gods, and nor enter into Gilgal, and pass

even unto the other end of the anger, and hast cast me behind not to Beer-shoba: for Gilgal shall earth; Thou shalt not consent un- thy baek; Therefore, bebold, I surely go into captivity, and Beth to him, nor Learken unto him; will bring evil upon the house of el shall come to nouglat.

neither shall thine eye pity bim, Jeroboam, and will cut off from

neither shalt thou spare, neither Jeroboam him that pissethi against 3.-IDOLS NOT TO BE MADE shalt thou conceal him: But thou the wall, and him that is shut up NOR WORSHIPPED.

shalt surely kill him; thine band and left in Israel, and will take

shall be first upon liim to put him away the remnant of the house of Exod. xx, 23. Ye shall not make to death, and afterwards the hand Jeroboam, as a man taketh away with me gods of silver, neither of all the people. And thou shalt dung, till it be all gone. shall ye make unto you gods of stone him with stones, that he die; 1 Kings xix, 1, 2. And Abab gold.

because he hath sought to thrust told Jezebel all that Elijah had Exod. xxiii, 24. Thou shalt not 'thee away from the LORD thy God, done, and withal how he had slain

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all the prophets with the sword. Go in and slay them; let none, Ashtaroth from among you, and Then Jezebel sent a messenger como forth. And they smote prepare your hearts unto the unto Elijah, saying, So let the gous them with the edge of the sword; LORD, and serve him only; and he do to me, and more also, if I make and the guard and the captains will deliver you out of the hand! not thy life as the life of one of cast them out, and wont to the of the Philistines. them by to - morrow about this city of the house of Baal.

2 Kings xxii, 16, 17. Thus saith time.

2 Kings xi, 18. And all the peo- the LORD, Behold, I will bring Isi. Ixv, 11, 12. But ye are they ple of the land went into the house evil upon this place, and upon the that forsake the Lord. that forget of Baal, and brake it down; his inhabitants thereof, eren all the my holy mountain, that preparo altars and his images brake they words of the book which the king a talile for that troop, and that in pieces thoroughly, and slew of Judah bath read: Because they furnish the drink - offering unto

Mattan the priest of Baal before have forsaken me, and have burnt that number. Therefore will I the altars; and the priest appoint- incense unto other gods, that they number you to the sword, and ye ed orlicers over the house of the might provoke me to anger with shall all bow down to the slaughLORD.

all the works of their hands ter: because when I called, ye did

2 Chron. xxiii, 17. Then all the dled against this place, and shall

therefore my wrath shall be kinnot answer; when I spake, yo did not hear, but did evil' before people went to the house of Baal, mine eyes, and did choose that and brake it down, and brake his not be quenched. wherein I delighted not.

altars, and his images in pieces, 2 Chron. vii, 19-22. But if yo and slew Mattan tho priest of turn away, and forsake my staBaal before the altars.

tutes and my commandments, INSTANCES.

which I have set before you, and Erd. xxxii, 26-28. Then Moses

2.-OTHER FORMS OF shall go and serve other gods, and stood in the gate of the camp, and

PUNISHMENT.

worship them; Then will I pluck said, Who is on the Lord's side?

them up by the roots out of my let him come unto me. And all

SPIRITUAL

land which I have given them; the sons of Levi gathered them

Lev. xxvi, 30. And I will destroy and this house, which I have saucselves together unto him. And

your high places, and cut down tified for my name, will I cast out be said unto them, Thus saith your images, and cast your car- of my sight; and will make it to be the LORD God of Israel, Put every cases upon the carcascs of your a proverb and a by-word among man his sword by his side, and go idols, and my soul shall abhor you. all nations. And this house, which in and out from gate to gate

Deut. xxvii, 14, 15. And the

is high, shall be an astonishment throughout the camp, and slay Levites shall 'speak, and say unto

to every one that passeth by it; every man his brother, and every all the men of Israel with a loud

so that he shall say, Wby harh man his companion, and every

voice, man his neighbour.

Cursed be the man that the LORD done thus unto this land, And the

maketh any graven or molten and unto this house? And it shali children of Levi did according image, an aboinination unto the be answered, Because they forto the word of Moses: and there Lord, the work of the hands of the sook

the LORD God of their fell of the people that day about craftsmen, and puiteth it in a fathers, which brought them forth three thousand men.

secret place. And all the people out of the land of Egypt, and laid Num. xxv, 4, 5. And the LORD shall answer and say, Amen.

hold on other gods, and worshipsaid unto Moses, Take all the

Deut. xxxi, 17, 18. Then my fore hath he brought this evil

ped them, and served them: thereheads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against them in that day, and I will

anger shall be kindled against upon them. the sun, that the fierce anger of forsake them, and I will hide my

P8. cvi, 36. And they served the LORD may boy turned away face from them, and they shall be their idols; which were a share from Israel. And Moses said unto devoured, and many evils and

unto them. the judges of Israel, Slay ye every troubles shall befall them; so that one his men that were joined unto they will say in that day, Are not

Isa, xlii, 17. They shall be

turned back, they shall be greatly Baal-peor.

these evils come upon us, because ashamed, that trust in graven 1 Kings xviii, 40. And Elijah our God is not among us? And I images, that say to the molten said unto them, Take the pro- will surely hide my face in that images, Ye are our gods. phets of Baal; let not one of them | day, for all the evils which they Jer. i, 16. And I will utter my escape. And they took them; shall have wrought, in that they judgments against them touching and Elijah brought them down to are turned unto other gods. all their wickedness, who have the brook Kishon, and slew them there.

Dcut. xxxii, 16. They provoked forsaken me, and have burnt in2 Kings , 23-25. And Jehu with abominations provoked they shipped the works of their own

him to jealousy with strange gods, cense unto other gods, and worwent, and Jehonadab the son of him to anger.

hands. Recbab, into the house of Baal, and said unto the worshippers of

Judges ii, 11, 12. And the chil.

Jer. viii, 19. Behold the voice Baal, Search, and look that there dren of Israel did evil in the sight of the cry of the daughter of my be here with you none of tho of the LORD, and served Baalim: people because of them that dweil servants of the LORD, but the And they forsook the Lord God in a far country. Is not the Lord worshippers of Baal only. And of their fathers, which brought in Zicn? is not her King in her? when they went in to offer sacri- them out of the land of Egypt, Why have they provoked me to fices, and burnt-offerings, Jehu and followed other gods, of the anger with their graven images, appointed fourscore men without, gods of the people that were and with strange vanities? and said, If any of the men whom round about ihem, and bowed

Jer. xi, 17. For the LORD of I have brought into your hands themselves unto them, and pro- hosts, that planted thice, hath proescape, be that lelteth 'him go, his voked the Lord to anger.

nounced evil against thee, for the life shall be for the life of him. 1 Sam. vii, 3. And Samuel evil of the house of Israel, and of And it came to pass, as soon as he spake unto all the house of Israel, the house of Judah, which they had made an end of offering the saying, If ye do return unto the have done against themselves to burnt-offering, that Jehu said to LORD with all your hearts, then provoke me to anger, in offering La guard, and to the captains, put away the strange gods and I incepse unto Baal.

Jer. xill, 10. This evil people sight of the Lord thy God, to pro- as the Lord had said, and as the which refuse to hear my words, voke him to anger, I call heaven | LORD had sworn unto them; and which walk in the imagination of and earth to witness against you they were greatly distressed. I their heart, and walk after other this day, that ye shall soon utterly also will not henceforth drive out gods, to serve them, and to worship perish from off the land where any from before them of the them, shall oven be as this girdle, unto ye go over Jordan to possess nations which Joshua left when which is good for nothing.

it; ye shall not prolong your days he died; That through them I may Jer. xvi, 19-21. 0 Lord, my upon it, but shall utterly be de- prove Israel, whether they will strength, and my fortress, and my stroyed.

keep the way of the Lord to walk refuge in the day of affiiction, the

Deut. vi, 14, 15. Ye shall not go therein, as their fathers did keep Gentiles shall come unto thee after other gods, of the gods of

it, or not. from the ends of the earth, and the people which are round about Judges iii, 7, 8. And the chilshall say, Surely our fathers have you; (For the Lord thy God is a dren of Israel did evil in the siglat inherited lies, vanity, and things jealous God among you;) lest the of the Lord, and forgat the LORD wherein there is no profit. Shall anger of the Lord thy God be their God, and served Baalim and

man make gods unto himself, kindled against thee, and destroy the groves: Therefore the anger and they are no gods? Therefore, thee from off the face of the of the LORD was hot against behold, I will this once cause them earth.

Israel, and he sold them into the to know, I will cause them to

hand of Chushan-rishathaim kins knew mine hand and my might; Deut. viii, 19, 20. And it shall of Mesopotamia: and the children and they shall know that my be, if thou do at all forget the of Israel served Chushan-rishathname is The LORD.

LORD thy God, and walk after aim eight years. Ezek. xiv, 4-6. Therefore speak other gods, and serve them, and

1 Kings xi, 9-11. And the LORD unto them,and say unto them,Thus worship them, I testify against saith the Lord God, Every man

you this day, that ye shall surely was angry with Solomon, because of the house of Israel that setteth perish. As the nations which the bis heurt was turned from the up his idols in his heart, and put- Lord destroyed before your face, LORD God of Israel, which hau teth the stumblingblock of his so shall ye perish; because ye appeared unto him twice, And iniquity before his face, and coinwould not be obedient unto the had commanded him concerning

this thing, that he should not go eth to the prophet, I the Lord will voice of the LORD your God.

after other gods: but he kept not answer him that cometh accord- Deut. xxix, 24 - 28. Even all that which the LORD commanded. ing to the multitude of his idols; nations shall say, Wherefore hath

Wheretore the LORD said unto That I may take the house of the Lord done thus unto this Solomon, Forasmuch as this is Israel in their own heart, because land? what meaneth the heat of done of thee, and thou hast not they are all estranged from me this great anger? Then men shall

Therefore through their idols.

kept my Covenant and my say, Becanse they have forsuken statutes, which I have commanded say unto the house of Israel, Thus the covenant of the LORD God of thee, I will surely rend the kingsaith the Lord God, Repent, and their fathers, which he made with dom from thee, and will give it to turn yourselves from your idols; them when he brouglit them thy servant. and turn away your faces from forth out of the land of Egypt; all your abominations.

For they went and served other 1 Kings xviii, 17, 18. And it Ezek. xx, 7. Then said I unto gods, and worshipped them, gods came to pass, when Ahab saw tliem, Cast yo away every man whom they knew not, and whom Elijah, that Abab said unto him, the abominations of his eyes, and he had not given unto them. And Art thou he that troubleth Israel defile not yourselves with the the anger of the LORD was kindled And he answered, I have not idols of Egypt: I am tho LORD against this land, to bring upon it troubled Israel; but thou, and thy

all the curses that are written in father's house, in that ye have Ezek. xxiii, 30, 49. I will do these this book. And the LORD rooted forsaken the commandments of

the LORD, and thou hast followed things unto thee, because thou them out of their land in anger, bast gone a whoring after the and in wrath, and in great indig- Baalim. heathen, and because thou art nation, and cast them into another

1 Chron. V, 25, 26. And they polluted with their idols. And land, as it is this day.

transgressed against the God of they shall recompense your lewd- Josh, xxiii, 16. When ye have their fathers, and went a whoring ness upon you, and ye shall bear transgressed the covenant of the after the gods of the people of the the sins of your idols: and ye shall LORD your God, which he com- land, whom God destroyed before know that I am the Lord God.

manded you, and have gone and them. And the God of Israel Hosea xili, 1. When Ephraim served other gods, and bowed stirred up the spirit of Pul king spake trenbling, he exalted him- yourselves to them; then shall the of Assyria, and the spirit of Tila self in Israel; but when he offend. anger of the Lord be kindled gath-pilneser king of Assyria, and ed in Baal, he died.

aguinst you, and ye shall perish he carried them away, (even the

quickly from off the good land Reubenites, and the Gadites, and NATIONAL DISASTER, which he hath given unto you.

the balf tribe of Manasseb,) and

brought them'unto Halab, and Deut. iv, 23, 25, 26. Take beed unto Judges ii, 13-15, 21, 22. An'Habor, and Hara, and to the yourselves, lest ye forget the cove- they forsook the LORD, anil river Gozan, unto this day. naut of the LORD your God, which served Baal and Ashtaroth. And he made with you, and make you the anger

2 Chron. xxxiv, 22-25. And Hil

of the LORD was kiah, and they that the king hud a graven image, or the likeness of hot against Israel, and he de- appointed, went to Huldah the auy thing, which the LORD thy God livered them into the hands of propietess, the wife of Shallum hach forbidden thee. When thou spoilers that spoiled them, and he the son of Tikvath, the son of shalt beget children, and child sold them into the hands of their Hasrah.

And they (Iren's children, and ye shall have enemies round about, so that they spake to her to that effect. And remained long in the land, and could not any longer stand before she answered them, Thüs saith the shall corrupt yourselves, and make their enemies. Whithersoever LORD God of Israel, Tell ye the a graven image, or the likeness of they went out, the hand of the man that sent you to me, Thus any thing, and shall do evil in the LORD was against them for evil, I saith the Lord, Behold, I will

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