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bring evil upon this place, and

cinse they upon the inhabitants thereof, cren

other gods, and served thein.

worsł.ipped , unto Jacob all the strange gods

which were in their hand, and all all the curses that are written in

Jer. xxxil, 29. And the Chal- their ear-rings which were in their the book which they have read deans, that fight against this city, ears; and Jacob bid them under before the king of Judah: Because shall coine and set fire on this the oak which was by Shechem. they have forsaken me, and have city, and burn it with the houses burned incense unto other gods, upon whose roofs they have of

Judges vi, 25-32. And it came that they might provoke me to fered incense unto Baal, and LORD said unto him. Take thy

to pass the same night, that the anzer with all the works of their poured out drink-offerings unto father's young bullock, even the hands; there!ore my wrath shall other gods, to provoca me to second bullock of seven years be pured out upon this place, anger.

old, and throw down the altar and shall not be quenched.

Jer. xliv, 2, 3, 6-8. 20-23. Thus of Baal that thy father hath, and Jer. v, 19. And it shall come to saith the Lord of hosts, the God of cut down the grove that is by it: pass, when ye shall say, Where. Israel, Ye have seen all the evil And build an altar into the LORD fore doeth the Lord our God all that I have brought upon Jeru- thy God upon the top of this rock, these things unto us? then shalt salem, and upon all the cities of in the ordered place, and take the thou answer them, Like as ye have Judah; and, behold, this day they second bullock, and offer a burntforsaken me, and served strange are a desolation, and no man sacrifice with the wood of the gods in your land, so shall ye dwelleth ti erain; Because of their grove which thou shalt cut down. serve strangers in a land that is wickedness which they have com- Then Gideon took ten men of his not yours.

mitted, to provoke me to anger, servants, and did as the Lord had

in that they went to burn incense, said unto him: and so it was, beJer. 1x, 12-14. Who is the wise and to serve other gods, whom cause he feared his father's houseman, that may understand this? they knew not, neither they, ye, hold, and the men of the city, that and who is he to whom the mouth

nor your fathers. Wherefore my he could not do it by day, that he of the Lord hath spoken, that lie fury and mine anger was poured did it by night. And when the may declare it, for what the land forth, and was kindled in the cities men of the city arose early in the perisheth and is burnt up like a of Judah, and in the streets of morning, behoid, the altar of Baal willderness, that none passeth Jerusalem; and they are wasted was cast down, and the grove was through? And the Lord siith, Be- ! and desolate, as at this day. cut down that was by it, and the cause they have forsaken my law Therefore dow thus saith the second bullock was offered upon which I set before them, and have Lord, the God of hosts, the God the altar that was built.

And not obeyed my voice, neither of Israel, Wherefore commit ye they said one to another, Who walked therein; But have walked this great evil against your hath done this thing? And when after the imagination of their own souls, to cut off from you man and they enquired and asked, they heart, and after Baalim, which woman, child and suckling, out of said, Gideon the son of Joash hath their fathers taught them.

Judah, to leave you none to re- done this thing. Then the men of Jer. xvi, 10, 11. And it shall main; In that ye provoke mo the city said unto Joash, Bring come to pass, when thou shalt unto wrath with the works of your out thy son, that he may die; beshow this people all these words, hands, burning incense unto other cause he hath cast down the altar and they shall say unto thee, gods in the land of Egypt, whither of Baal, and because he hath cut Wherefore hath the LORD pro- ye be gone to dwell, that ye down the grove that was by it. nounced all this great evil against might cut yourselves oil, and And Joash said unto all that

that us? or what is our iniquity? or

ye might be a curse and stood against him, Will ye plead what is our sin that we have com

a reproach among all the nations for Baal: will ye save him? he that mitted a ainst the LORD our God?

of the earth? Then Jeremiah | will plead for him, let him be put Then shalt thou say unto them, said unto all the people, to the to death whilst it is yet morning: Because your fathers have for- men, and to the women, and to if he be a god, let him plead for saken ine, saith the Lord, and have all the people which had given himself, because one hath cast walked after other gods, and have him that answer, saying, The in- down his altar. Therefore on that served them and have worshipped cense that ye burnt in the cities of day be called him Jerubbral, saythem, and have forsaken me, and Judah, and in the streets of Jeru- ing, Let Baal plead against him, have not kept my law.

salem, ye, and your fathers, your because he hath thrown down his

kings, and your princes, and the altar. Jer. xviii, 16. To make the land people of the land, did not the desolate, and a perpetual hissing: LORD remember them, and came а

1 Sam. vii, 4. Then the children

of Israel did put away Baalim and every one that passeth thereby it not into his mind? So that the shall be astonistied, and was his LORD couldi no longer bear, be- Ashtaroth, and served the LORD head.

cause of the evil of your duings, only. Jer. xix, 3. 4. Behold, I will and because of the abominations

2 Sam, v, 21. And there they bring evil upon this place, the which ye have committed: there left their images, and David anů which whosoever beareth, his ears

fore is your land a desolation, and his men burned them. shall tingle. Because they bave an astonishinent, and a curse, with

2 Kings , forsaken me, and have estranged out an inhabitant, as at this day, brought forth the images out of this place, and have burnt incense

ye have in it unto other gods, whom neither and because yo have

the house of Baul, and burned sinned

them. And they brake down the they nor their father's bave known against the LORD, and have not

image of Baal, and brake down nor the kings of Judah, and have obeyed the voice of the LORD, nor the house of Baal, and made it a filled this place with the blood of walked in bis law, nor in his stainnocents.

futes, nor in his testimonies; there- draught-house unto this day. Thus fore this evil is happened unto

Jehu destroyed Baal out of Israel. Jer, sxl, 8, 9. And many na

1 Chron. xiv, 12. And when they tions shall pass by this city, and you, as at this day. they shall say every man to his

had left their gods there, David neighbour, Wheretore bath the

IDOLATRY PUNISHED AND gave a commandment, and they LORD done thus unto this great

EXTIRPATED BY MAN.

were burnt with fire. city. Then they shall answer, B.- Gen. xxxv, 4. And they gave 2 Chron. xv, 8. And when Asa

heard these words, and the pro- I therefore they have destroyed | Beth-shemesh, that is in the land phecy of Oded the prophet, he them,

of Egypt; and the houses of the took courage, and put away the abominable idols out of all the

Jer. viii, 1, 2. At that time, saith gods of the Egyptians shall be

burn with fire. land of Judah and Benjamin, and the LORD, they shall bring out the out of the cities which he had the bones of his princes, and the the God of Israel, saithi, Behold, I

bones of the kings of Judah, and Jer, xlvi, 25. The LORD of hosts, taken from mount Ephraim,

bones of the priests, and the bones will punish the multitude of N, 2 Chron. xv, 16. And also con

of the prophets, and the bones of and Pharaoh, and Egypt, with cerning Maachan, the mother of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, out their gods, and their kings; even As the king, he removed her from

of their graves: And they shall | Pharaoh, and all them that trust being queen, because she had inade spread them before the sun, and in him. an idol in a grove: and Asa cut

the moon, and all the host of down her idol, and stamped it, and heaven, whom they have loved, be ashamed of Chemosh, as the

Jcr. xlviii, 13. And Moab shall burnt it at the brook Kidron. and whom they have served, and house of Israel was ashamed of 2 Chron. xxxi, 1. Now, when all after whom they have walked,

Beth-el their confidence. this was finished, all Israel that and whom they have sought, and were present went out to the cities whom they have worshipped: they Jer. 1, 2. Declare ye among the of Judah, and brake the images shall not be gathered, nor be nations, and publish, and set up in pieces, and cut down the buried; they shall be for dung a standard: publish, and conceal froves, and threw down the high upon the face of the earth.

not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel places and the altars out of all

is confounded, Merodach is broken Judah and Benjamin, in Ephraim

in pieces; her idols are confounded, DIVINE WARNINGS AGAINST also and Manasseh, until they had

her images are broken in pieces. utterly destroyed them all.

FALSE GODS.

Jer. li, 44, 47, 52. And I will 2 Chron. xxxii, 15. And he took Exod. xii, 12. For I will pass punish Bel in Babylon.. away the strange gods, and the through the land of Egypt this idol out of the house of the Lord, night, and will smite all the first- Therefore, behold, the days come, and all the altars that he had built born in the land of Egypt, both

that I will do judgment upon the in the mount of the house of the man and beast; and against all the her whole land shall be confound.

graven images of Babylon; and Lord, and in Jerusalem, and cast gods of Egypt 'I will execute judged, and all her slain shall fall in them out of the city. ment: I am the LORD.

the midst of her. Wherefore, 2 Chron. xxxiv, 3,4,6,7, 33. For in E.cod. xxiii, 13. And in all things behold, the days come, saith the the eighth year of his reign, while that I have said unto you be cir- Lord, that I will do judgment he was yet young, he began to seek cumspect: and make no mention upon her graven images and after tlie God of David his father: of the name of other gods, neither through all her land the wounded and in the twelfth year he began let it be heard out of thy mouth.

shall groan. to purge Judah and Jerusalem

Num. xxxiii, 4. (For the Egyp- Ezek. vi, 4-6. And your altars from the high places, and the tians buried all their first-born, shall be desolate, and your images groves, and the carved images, which the LORD had smitten shall be broken; and I will cast and the molten images. And they brake down the altars of among them: upon their gods down your slain men before your

the LORD executed judg-idols. And I will lay the dead Baalim in his presence; and the ments.)

carcases of the children of Israel images that were on high above

sa, il, 18. nd the idols he shall before their idols; and I will scatthem he cut down; and the groves, and the carved images,

ter your bones round about your utterly abolish. ...

altars. In all your dwellingand the molten images, he brake Isa. xix, 1. The burden of Egypt. places the cities shall be laid in pieces, and made dust of them, Behold, the Lord rideth upon a Waste, and the high places shall and strowed it upon the graves swift cloud, and shall come into be desolate; that your altars may of them that had sacrificed unto Egypt; and the idols of Egypt be laid waste and made desolate, them. And so did he in the cities shall be moved at his presence, and your idols may be broken and of Manasseh, and Ephraim, and and the heart of Egypt shall melt cease, and your images may be Simeon, even unto Naphtali, with in the midst of it.

cut down, and your works may be their mattocks, round about. And

Isa. xxvi, 14. They are dead, when he had broken down the

abolished,

Ezek. XXX, 13. Thus saith the altars and the groves, and had they shall not live; they are beaten the graven images into deceased, they shali not rise: Lord Gor; I will also destroy the powder, and cut down all the therefore bast thon visited and idols, and I will cause their images idols throughout all the land of destroyed them, and made all to cease out of Noph. Israel he returned to Jerusalem. their memory to perish,

Hosea ii, 17. For I will take And Josial took away all the Isa. xxxi, 7. For in that day away the names of Baalim out of abominations out of all the coun- every man shall cast away his her inouth, and they shall no more tries that pertained to the children idols of silver, and his idols of be remembered by their name. of Israel, and made all that were gold, which your own hands have present in Israel to serve, eren to made unto you for a sin.

Hosea X, 2. Their heart is serve the LORD their God. And

divided; now shall they be found

Jer. x, 11. Thus shall yo say faulty: he shall break down all his days they departed not from following the LOED, the God

unto them, the gods that have their altars, he shall spoil their

not made the heavens and the images, of their fathers.

earth, even they shall perish from Micah i, 7. And all the graven Isa. xxxvii, 18, 19. Of a truth, the earth, and from under these images thereof shall be beaten to Lord, the kings ot Assyria have heavens.

pieces, and all the hires thereof laid waste all the nations, and Jer. xliii, 12, 13. And I will kindle shall be burnt with the fire, and their countries. And have cast a fire in the houses of the gods of all the idols thereof will I lay detheir gods into the fire; for they Egypt; and he shall burn them, solate: for she gathered it of the were no gods, but the work of and carry them away captives. ... hire of an harlot, and they shall men's bauds, wood and stude: ' He shall break also the images of return to the hire of an harlot.

Micah v, 13. Thy graven images the ephod, and the teraphim, and they speak not; eyes have they, also will I cut off, and thy stand- the molten image; and the priest but they see not; They have og images out of the midst of stood in the entering of the gate ears, but they hear not; noses have thee; and thou shalt no more wor- with the six hundred men that they, but they smell not; They ship the work of thine hands. were appointed with weapens of have hands, but they handle not; war.

feet have they, but they walk not; Nah, i, 14. And the Lord hath given a commandment concerning 1 Kings xvill, 21, 29. And Elijah neither speak they through their ire, that no more of thy name be came unto all the people, and throat. They that make them sown: out of the house of thy gods said, How long halt ye between are like unto them; so is every will I cut off the graven image, two opinions? if the Lord be God, one that trusteth in them. and the molten image: I will follow him: but if Baal, then fol- P8. cxxxv, 15-18. The dols of make thy grave; for thou art low him. And the people an- the heathen are silver and gold, vile.

swered him not a word. “And it the work of men's hands. They Zeph. ii, 11. The LORD ... will came to pass, when mid-day was have mouths, but they speak not; famish all the gods of the earth. past, and they prophesied until eyes have they, but they see not;

the time of the offering of the They have ears but they hear not; Zech. xill, 2. And it shall come evening sacrifice, that there was neither is there any breath in their to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I'will cut off beither voice, nor any to answer, mouths; They that make them

are like unto them; 80 13 every the names of the idols out of the nor any that regarded. land, and they shall no more be 2 Kings xviii, 33-35. Hath any one that trusteth in them. remembered; and also I will cause of the gods of the nations delivered Isa. x, 10, 11. As my hand hath the prophets and the unclean at all bis land out of the hand of found the kingdoms of the idols, spirits to pass out of the land, the king of Assyria? Where are and whose graven images did

the gods of Hamath, and of Arpad? excel them of Jerusalem and of VI.

where are the gods of Sephar-Samaria; Shall I not, as I have

vaim, Hena, and Ivah? have they done unto Samaria and her idols, INCONSISTENCY AND delivered Samaria out of mine so do to Jerusalem and her idols. ABSURDITY OF band? Who are they among all

Isa. xxxvi, 19. Where are the the gods of the countries, that gods of Hamath and Arphad? IDOLATRY.

have delivered their country out where are the gods of Sepharvaim? 1.-IDOLS MADE BY MAN

of mine hand, that the LORD and have they delivered Samaria

should deliver Jerusalem out of out of my hand ? HIMSELF, AND THEREFORE mine hand? PASSIVE AND USELESS.

Isa. xli, 23, 24, 29. Shew the 2 Kings xix, 12, 13, 17, 19. Have things that are to come hereafter, Gen. xxxi, 32. With whomso- the gods of the nations delivered that we may know thit ye are ever thou findest thy gods, let them which my fathers have de- gods: yea, do good, or do evil, that him not live: before our brethren stroyed; as Gozan, and Flaran, and wo may be dismayed, and behold discern thou what is thine with Rezeph, and the children of Eden it together. Behold, ye are of mo, and take it to thee. For which were in Thelasur? Where nothing, and your work of nought: * Jacob knew not that Rachel had is the king of Hamath, and the an abomination is he that choosstolen them.

king of Arpad, and the king of eth you. Behold, they are all Exod. xxxii, 20. And he took the city of Sepharvaim, of Hena, vanity; their works are nothing: the calf which they had made, and and Ivah? Of a truth, Lord, the their molten images are wind and burnt it in the fire, and ground it kings of Assyria have destroyed confusion. to powder, and strawed it upon the nations and their lands; And

Isa. xliv, 9-11, 15-20. They that the water, and made the children have cast their gods into the fire: make a graven image are all of of Israel drink of it.

for they were no gods, but the them vanity; and their delectable

work of men's hands, wood and things shall not profit; and they Deut. ix, 20, 21. And the LORD stone; therefore they have de- are their own witnesses: they see was very angry with Aaron to stroyed them.

not, nor know; that they may be have destroyed him: and I prayed

2 Chron. XXV, 14, 15. for Aaron also the same time.

Now it ashamed. Who hath formed a And I took your sin, the calf

came to pass, after that Amaziah god, or molten a graven image, which ye bad made, and burnt it

was come from the slaughter of that is profitable for nothing? Bewith fire, and stamped it, and

the Edomites, that he brought the hold, all his fellows shall be ground it very small, even until if gods of the children of Seir, and ashamed; and the workmen, they was as small as dust; and I cast

set them up to be his gods, and are of men: let them all be the dust thereof into the brook and burned incense unto them. up; yet they shall fear, and they bowed down himself before them,

gathered together, let them stand that descended out of the mount,

Wherefore the anger of the LORD shall be ashamed together. Then Deut. xxxii, 37, 38. And he shall was kindled against Amaziah, and shall it be for a man to burn: for say, Where are their gods, their le sent unto him a prophet, which he will take thereof, and warm rock in whom they trusted; said unto him, Why hast thou himself; yea, he kindleth it, and Which did eat the fat of their sought after the gods of the peo- baketh bread; yea, he maketh a sucrifices, and drank the wine of ple, which could not deliver their god, and worshippeth it: he maktheir drink-offerings? let them rise own people out of thire hand? eth it a graven image, and falleth up and help you, and be your

down thereto. He burneth part

2 Chron. xxxii, 13. Know ye not thereof in the fire; with part protection,

what I and my fathers have done thereof he eateth flesh; he roastJulges x, 14. Go and cry unto unto all the people of other lands? eth roast, and is satisded: yea, he the gods which ye bave chosen; were the gods of the nations warmeth himself, and saith, Aha, let them deliver you in the time of those lands any ways able to I am warm, I have seen the fire: of your tribulation.

deliver their lands out of mine And the residue thereof he mak. Judges xviii, 17. And the five hand.

eth a god, eren his graven image: men that went to spy out the Ps. cxv, 4-8. Their idols are he falleth down unto it, and worland went up, and came in thither. silver and gold, the work of men's shippeth it, and prayeth unto it. and took the graven image, and i lands. They have mouths, but' and saith, Deliver me; for thou art

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my god.

They have not known Tab. ii, 18. 19. What profiteth fathers deelt op the other side of nur un ierstood: for he hath shut the graven image that the maker the flood in old time, cren Terah their eyes, that they cannot see; thereof hath graven it; the molten the father of Abraham, and the and their hearts, that they cannot image, and a teacher of lies, that father of Nahor: and they served understand. And none consider the maker of his work trusteth other gods. eth in his heart, neither 18 there therein to make dumb idols? Woe

Julacs xi, 24. Wilt not thoa knowledge nor understanding to unto him that saith to the wood, possess that which Chemosh tlig say, I have burnt part of it in the Awake; to the dumb stone, Arise, god giveth thee to possess? So fire yea, also I have baked bread it shall teach! Behold, it is laid whoniserer the Lord our Gol upon the coals thereof; I have over with gold and silver, and shall drive out from before us, roasted nesh, and eatin it: and there is no breath at all in the them will we possess. shall I make the residue thereof midst of it. an abomination shall I fall down Zech. x, 2. For the idols have chiliren of Dan set up the graves

Judges xviii, 30. 31. Ani the to the stock of a tree? He feedetli spoken vanity, and the diviners on ashes: a deceived heart hath have seen a lie, and have told false image: and Jonathau the son of turned him aside, that he cannot dreams; they comfort in vain.

Gershom, the son of Manasseh, deliver his soul, nor say, Is there

he and his sons were priests to got a lie in my right hand.

2 Çor, vi, 15, 16. And what con- the tribe of Dan until the day of

the captivity of the land, And Isa. xlv, 16. They shall be cord hath Christ with Belial? or

they set them up Micali's graven ashamed, and also confounded, all what part hath he that believeth

with an infidel? And what agreeof them: they shall go to confu

image, which he made, all the sion together that are makers of menthath the temple of God time that the house of God was

with idols? for ye are the temple in Shiloh. idols.

of the living God; as God hath said, Jer. xvi, 13. Therefore trill I Isa. xlvi, 1, 2, 7, 8. Bel boweth I will dwell in them, and walk in' cast you out of this land into a down, Nebo stoopeth; their idols them; and I will be their God, and laud that ye know not, neither were upon the beasts, and upon they shall be my people. the cattle: your carriages were

ye nor your fathers, and there

shall ye serre other gods day and heavy loaden; they are a burden to

2.-EARLY PREVALENCE the weary beast. They stoop;

night, where I will not shew you AND GENERAL SPREAD OF favour. they bow down together; they could not deliver the burden, but

IDOLATRY.

Ezek. XX, 32, 39. And that which themselves aro gone into capti- Deut. iv, 27, 28. And the LORD cometh into your mind sball Dot vity. They bear him upon the shall scatter you among the be at all, that ye say, We will be shoulder, they carry him, and set nations, and ye shall be left tew as the heathen, as the families of him in his place, and he standetu; in number among the heathen, the countries, to serve wood and from his place shall he not re-, wbither the LORD shall lead you. stone. As for you. O bonise of move: yea, one shall cry unto him, And there ye shall serve gods, Israel, thus saith the Lord God, yet can he not answer, nor save the work of men's hands, wood Go ye, serve ye every one his him out of his trouble. Remember and stone, which neither see, nor idols, and hereafter also, if ye this, and shew yourselves men; hear, nor eat, nor smell.

will not hearken unto me; but bring it again to mind, o ye trans- Deut. xxviii, 36, 61. The Lord 'pollute ye my holy name no more gressors. shall bring thee, and thy king

with your gifts, and with your Jer. x. 14. Every man is brutish which thou shalt set over thee,

idols. in his knowledge; every founder, unto a nation which neither thou Hosea iv, 17. Ephraim is joined is confounded by the graven nor thy fathers have known; and to idols: let him alone. image: for bis molten image is there shalt thou serve other gods, false, and there is no breath in wood and stone. And the LORD waited for them at Athens, his

Acts xvii, 16-18. Now while Paul them.

shall scatter thee among all peoJer. x1,12. Then shall the cities of ple, from the one end of the earth spirit was stirred in him, when be Ju lah, and inhabitants of Jeru- even unto the other; and there saw the city wholly given to idolasalem, so and cry unto the gods thou shalt serve other gods,

try. Therefore disputed he in the into whom they offer incense: but which neither thou nor thy fathers synagogue with the Jews, and

with the devout persons, and in they shall not save them at all in have known, even wood and the market daily with them that the time of their trouble. stone.

met with him. Then certain Jer. li, 17, 18. Every man is Deut. xxxi, 16, 20. And the LORD philosophers of the Epicureans, brutish by his knowledge; every said unto Moses, Behold, thou and of the Stoicks, encountered founder is confounded by the shalt sleep with thy fathers; and him. And some said, What will graven image: for his molten this people will rise up, and go a this babbler say? other some, le image is falsehood, and there is whoring after the gods of the seemeth to be a setter forth of no breath in them, They are strangers of the land whither they strange gods: because he preached vanity, the work of errors: in the go to be among them, and will unto them Jesus, and the resurtime of their visitation they shall forsake me, and break my cove- rection. perish. nant which I have made with

Acts xix, 35, 36 And when the Daniel xi, 8. And shall also them. For when I shall have town-clerk has appeased the peocarry captives into Egypt their brought them into the land which ple, he said, ye men of Epbesus, gods, with their princes, and with I sware unto their fathers, that what man is there that knoweth their precious vessels of silver and floweth with milk and honey; not how that the city of the of gold; and he shall continue and they shall bave caten und Ephesians is a worshipper of the more years than the king of the filled then selves, and waxen fat; great goddess Diana, and of the north.

then will they turn unto other image which fell down from Hosea viii, 6. For from Israel gous, and serve thein, and provoke Jupiter? Seeing then that these was it also: the workman made it me, and break my covenant.

things cannot be spoken against, therefore it is not God: but the Josh. xxiv, 2. And Joshua said ye ought to be quiet, and to do calf of Samaria shall be broken in unto all the people, thus saith nothing raslily. pieces.

the LORD God of Israel, Your 1 Cor. xii, 2. Ye know that ye

now

Tare Gentiles, carried away unto ' and said unto their brethren. Do | Because the gods of the kings o! these dumb idols, even as ye were ye know that there is in these Syria help them, therefore will I led.

houses an ephod, and teraphim, sacrifice to them, that they may

and a graven image, and a molten help me: but they were the ruin Gal. iv, 8. Howbeit then, when imageż now therefore consider of him, and of all Israel. ye knew not God, ye did service what ye have to do. And they unto them which by nature are no cried unto the children of Dan: isles of Chittim and see; and send

Jer. ii, 10, 11. For pass over the gols.

and they turned their faces, and unto Kedar, and consider diligent. 1 Thess. 1, 9. For they them- said unto. Micali, What aileth ly, and see if there be such a Elves shew of us what manner

thee, that thou comest with such a thing: Hath a nation changed of entering in we had untu you, company? And he said, Ye have their gods, which are yet no gods? and how ye turned to God from taken away my gods which I but my people have changed Mols, to serve the living and true made, and the priest, and ye are their glory for that which doth not God, gone away; and what have I more?

profit. and what is this that ye say unto 1 John V, 21. Little children, me, What aileth thee?

Jer. xi, 10. They are turned keep yourselves from idols.

back to the iniquities of

their *Amen.

1 Sam. v, 7. And when the men forefathers, which refused to hear of Ashdod saw that it was so, they my words; and they went after

said, The ark of the God of Israel other gods to serve them: the 3.-OBSTINATE AND ALMOST shall not abido with us: for his house of Israel and the house of CXACCOUNTABLE ATTACHI- hand is sore upon us, and upon Judah have broken my covenant, MENT TO IDOLATRY. Dagon our god.

which I made with their fathers. Gen. xxxi, 19., , . And Rachel 1 Kings xii, 26-28. And Jero Jer. xxxv, 15. I have sent also had stolen the images that were boam said in his heart, Now shall unto you all my servants the proher father's.

the kingdom return to the house phets, rising up early and sending Exod. xxxl, 21-24. And Moses of David: If this people go up to them, saying, Return ye said unto Aaron, What did this

do sacrifice in the honse of the every man from his evil way, and people unto theo, that thou hast LORD at Jerusalem, then shall the amend your doings, and go not brought so great á sin upon them? heart of this people turn again after other gods to serve them, Aud Aaron said, Let not the anger boam king of 'Judah, and they clined your ear, nor hearkened ununto their lord, eren unto Rebo

but ye have not inof my lord wax hot: thou knowest the people, that they are set shall kill me, and go again to Re- to me. on mischief. For they said unto hoboam king of Judah. Where

Jer. xliv. 4,5. lovbeit I sent unto me, Make us gols, which shall upon the king took counsel, and you all my servants the prophets, go before us: for as for this Moses, made two calves, of gold, and rising early and sending them, the man that brought us up out of said unto them, It is too much for saying, oh, do not this abominthe land of Egypt, we wot not you, to go up to Jerusalem: be able thing that I hate. But they what is become of him. “And I hold thy gols, O Israel, which hearkened not, nor inclined their Baid unto them, Whosoever bath brought thee up out of the land of ear to turn from their wickedness, any gold, let them break it off. Egypt.

to burn no incense unto other So they gave it me: then I cast 1 Kings XX, 23. And the ser- gods. it into the fire, and there came

vants of the king of Syria said Jer. I, 38. A dronght is upon her out this calf.

unto him, Their gods are gods of waters; and they shall be dried up:

the hills, therefore they were Judges il, 16-19. Nevertheless stronger than we; but let us fight images, and they are mad upon

for it is the land of graven the Lord raised up judres, which against them in the plain, and their idols. delivered them out of the band of surely we shall be stronger than those that spoiled them. And

Exek. xx, 8. But they rebelled they yet they would not hearken unto

against me, and would not heartheir judges, but they went a

2 Kings v, 18. In this thing the ken urto me: they did not every whoring after other gods, and Lord pardon thy servant, that man cast away the abominations bowed themselves unto them: when my master goeih into the of their eyes, neither did they they turned quickly out of the house of Rimmon to worship there, forsake the idols of Egypt; then í way which their fathers walked and he leaneth on my hand, and said, I will pour ont my fury upon in, obeying the commandments I bow myself in the house of them, to accomplish my anzer of the Lord: but they did not so.

Rimmon when I bow down my against them in the midst of the And when the Lord raised them self in the house of Rimmon, the land of Egypt. up judges, then the LORD was LORD pardon thy servant in this

Micah iv, 5. For all people will with the judge, and delivered thing.

walk every one in the name of his them out of the hand of their 2 Kings xvii, 29, 40, 41. Howbeit god, and we will walk in the enemies all the days of the judge: every nation mule gods of their name of the LORD our God for ever for it repented the LORD because own, and put them in the houses and ever. of their stoanings, by reason of of the high places which the them that oppressed them, and Samaritans had made, every na

4.-REMARKABLE EXCEPVexed them. And it came to tion in their cities wherein they pass, when the judge was dead, dwelt. Howbeit they did not

TIONS. that they returned, and corrupted hearken, but they did after their 2 Kings V, 17. And Naaman themselves more than their fathers, former manner. So these nations said, shall there not then, I pray in following other gods to servó feared the LORD, and served their thee, be given to thy servant two them, and to bow down into graven images, both their children, mules' burden of earth? for thy thein: they ceased not from their and their children's children: as servant will henceforth offer own doings, nor from their stub- did their fathers, so did they unto neither burnt - offering nor sacriburn way. this day.

fice unto other gods, but unto the Judges xviii, 14, 23, 24. Then 2 Chron. xxvill, 23. For he sacri- LORD. answered the five men that went fced unto the gods of Damascus P8. xvi. 4. Their sorrows shall to spy out the country of Laisl, which smote him; and he said, be multiplied that lasten ajter

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