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behold the eyes of the king of that is the ninth year of Hoshea Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon.) Babylon, and he shall speak with king of Israel.) Samaria was taken. saying. thee mouth to mouth, and thou And the king of Assyria did

Jer. xxxix, 9. Then Nebuzarshalt go to Babylon.

carry away Israel unto Assyria, adan the captain of the guard Jer. xxxviii, 1-3. Then Shepha- and put them in Halah and in carried away captive into Babylon tiah the son of Mattan, and Geda

llabor by the river of Gozan, and the remnant oi the people that liah the son of Pashur, and Jucal in the cities of the Medes; Be- remained in the city, and those the son of Sbelemiah, and Pashur canse they obeyed not the voice

that fell away, that fell to him, the son of Malchiah, heard the of the LORD their God, but trans

with the rest of the people that words that Jeremiah had spoken gressed his covenant, and all that remained. unto all the people, saying, Thus Moses the servant of the LORD

Jer. lii, 15, 24, 25, 28-30. Then saith the LORD. He'that remaineth commanded, and would not bear Nebuzar-adan, i'ne captain of the in this city shall die by the sword, them, por do them.

guard, carried away captive cerby the famine, and by the pesti

tain of the poor of the people, lence: but he that goeth forth to

CAPTIVITY OF JUDAH.

and the residue of the people that the Chaldeans shall live; for he 2 Kings xxiv, 14-16. And he remained in the city, and those shall have his life for a prey, and carried away all Jerusalem, and all that fell away, that fell to the shall live. Thus saith the Lord, the princes, and all the mighty king of Babylon, and the rest of This city shall surely be given into men of valour, eren ten thousand the multitude. And the captain the hand of the king of Babylou's captives, and all the craftsmen of the guard took Seraiah the army, which shall take it.

and smiths: none remained, save chief priest, and Zephaniah the Jer. xliv, 27. Behold, I will the poorer sort of the people of second priest, and the three watch over them for evil, and not

the land. And he carried away keepers of the door. He took also for good; and all the men'of Judah Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the out of the city an eunuch, which that are in the land of Egypt shall king's mother, and the king's had the charge of the men of war, be consumed by the sword, and wives, and his officers, and the and seven men of tbem that were by he famine, until there be an mighty of the land; those carried

near the king's person, which end of thein. he into captivity from Jerusalem

were found in the city; and the to Babylon. And all the men of principal scribe of the host, who Ezek. V, 14. Moreover, will make thee waste, and a reproach craftsmen and smiths a thousand, and threescore men of the people

might, eren seven thousand, and mustered the people of the land; among the nations that are round all that were strong and apt for of the land, that were found in the about thee, in the sight of all that war, even them the king of Baby- midst of the city. This is the pass by. lon brought captive to Babylon.

people whom Nebuchadrezzar Ezek, vi, 7. And the slain shall fall in the midst of you; and ye they took the king, and brought seventh year three thousand Jews,

2 Kings xxv, 6, 7, 11, 19-21. So carried away captive: In the shall know that I am the LORD. him up to the king of Babylon to

and three and twenty: In the Exek, xii, 15.. And they shall Riblah; and they gave judgment eighteenth year of Nebuchadknow that I am the LORD, when I

upon him. And they slew the rezzar he carried away captive shall scatter them among the nasons of Zedekiah before his eyes,

from Jerusalem eight hundred tions, and disperse them in the and put out the eyes of Zedekiah, thirty and two persons: In the countries.

and bound him with fetters of three and twentieth year of NeEzek. xxii, 15. 16. And I will brass, and carried him to Babylon. buchadrezzar, Nebuzar-adan, the scatter thee among the heathen, Now the rest of the people that captain of the guard, carried and disperse thee in the countries, were left in the city, and the away captive of the Jews seven and will consume thy Althiness fugitives that fell away to the hundred forty and five persons: all out of thee. And thou shalt take king of Babylon, with the remnant

the persons were four thousand thine inheritance in thyself in the of the multitude did Nebuzaradan, and six hundred. sight of the heathen, and thou the captain of the guard, carry shalt know that I am the LORD. away. And out of the city be

CONDITION DURING THE Hosea v, 9. Ephraim shall be took an officer, that was set over

CAPTIVITY. desolate in the day of rebuke: the men of war, and five men of among the tribes of Israel have I them that were in the king's pre- perish among the heathen, ab!!

Lev. xxvi, 38. And ye shall made known that which shall sence, which were found in the

the land of your enemies shall eat surely be.

city, and the principal scribe of the
VII.
host, which mustered the people

you up.
ISRAEL IN CAPTIVITY.
of the land, and threescore men

Esther 11, 5, 6. Now, in Shushan of the people of the land that were the palace there was a certain FATE OF THE TEN TRIBES. found in the city: And Nebuzar-Jew, whose name was Mordecai,

2 Kings xvii, 5. Then the king adan, captain of the guard, took the son of Jair, the son of Shimei, of Assyria came up throughout these, and brought them to the

the son of Kish, a Benjamnite; all the land, and went up to Saking of Babylon to Riblah: And Who had been carried away from maria, and besieged it three years, the king of Babylon smote them, Jerusalem with the captivity

2 Kings xviii, 8-12. He smote and slew them at Riblah, in the which had been carried away the Philistines, even unto Guza, land of Hamath. So Judah was with Jeconiah king of Judah,

whom Nebuchadnezzar the king and the borders thereof, from the carried away out of their land. tower of the watchmen to the Jer. xxix, 2. 3. (After that Je

of Babylon had carried away. fenced city. And it came to pass coniah the king, and the queen,

Ps. Ixxviii, 61, 62. And deliverin the fourth year of king Heze- and the eunuchs, the princes of ed his strength into captivity, and kiah, which was the seventh year Judah and Jerusalem, and the his glory into the enemy's band. of Hoshea son of Elah king of carpenters, and the smiths, were

He gave his people over also unto Israel, that Shalmaneser king of departed from Jerusalem,) By the

the sword; and was wroth with Assyria caine up against Samaria, hand of Elasah the son or Sha- bis inheritance. and besieged it. And at the end phan, and Gemariah the son of Ps. cxxxvii, 1-4. By the rivers of three years they took it: eren Wilkiah, (whom Zedekiah king of of Babylon there we sat down, in the sixth year of Ilezekiah, 1 Judah sent unto Babylon to we wept when we remembered

Zion. We hanged our harps upon sword. According to their un- , shall be well with you. As for the willow in the midstthereof. For cleanness, and accurding to their me, behold, I will dwell at Mizpah, there they that carried us away transgressious, have I done unto to serve the Chaldeans which will captive required of us a subg; and them, and hid my face from come unto us: but ye, gather ye they that wasted us required of u them.

wine, and summer-fruits, and ou. mirth, saying, Sing us one of the

Hosea viii, 8. Israel is swallow and put them in your vessels, and songs of Zion. How shall we ed up: now shall they be among dwell in your cities that ye have sing the LORD's song in a strange the Gentiles as a vessel wherein taken. Likewise, when all the land? is no pleasure.

Jews that were in Moab, and Isa. Ixili, 18. The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a

Zech. vii, 14. But I scattered among the Ammonites, and in them with a whirlwind among all

Edom, and that were in all the little while: our adversaries have the nations whom they knew not: Countries, heard that the king of trodden down thy sanctuary.

thus the land was desolate after Babylon had left a remnant of a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, nor returned; for they laid the the son of Shaphan; Even all the Isa, lxiv, 10. Thy holy cities are them, that no man pussed through Judah, and that he had set over

them Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, Jerusalem a desolation. pleasant land desolate.

Jews returned out of all places Lam. I, 1, 3-5. How doth the city sit solitary that was full of THE PRESERVED REMNANT. came to the land of Judah, to

whither they were driven, and people! hou is she becoine as a

Ezra ix, 8. And now, for a little Gedaliah, unto widow! she that was great among

Mizpah, and the nations, and princess among space, grace hath been shewed gathered wine and summer-fruits the provinces, now is she become froin the LORD our God, to leave very much. tributary! Judah is gone into us a remnant to escape, and to Jer. xliv, 28. Yet a small numcaptivity because of affliction, and give us a nail in his holy place,' ber that escape the sword shall because of great servitude; she that cur God may lighten our return out of the land of Egypt dwelleth among the heathen, she eyes, and give us a little reviving into the land of Judah; and all the findeth no rest: all her persecutors in our boudage.

remnant of Judah, that are gone Overtook her between the straits. Isa. xxxvii, 31, 32. And the into the land of Egypt to sojourn The ways of Zion do mourn, be- remnant that is 'escaped of the there, shall know whose words cause none come to the solemn house of Judah shall again take shall stand, mine, or theirs. feasts: all her gates are desolate; root downward, and bear fruit Jer. xlvi, 28. Fear thou not, o lier priests sigh, her virgins are upward. For out of Jerusalem Jacob my servant, saith the LORD; afflicted, and stie is in bitterness. shall go forth a remnant, and they for I am with thee: for I will Her adversaries are the chief, her that escape out of mount Zion: make a full end of all the nations enemies prosper; for the LORD the zeal of the LORD of hosts shall whither I have driven thee: but I hath afllicted her for the multi- do this.

will not make a full end of thee, tude of her transgressions: her Jer, iv, 27. For thus hath the but correct thee in measure; yet children are gone into captivity Lord said. The whole land shall will I not leave thee wholly before the enemy.

be desolate; yet will I not make a unpunished. Lam. ii, 1. How hath the Lord full end.

Ezek. vi, 8. Yet will I leave a covered the daughter of Zion with Jer. V, 18. Nevertheless, in remnant, that ye may have some a cloud in his anger, and cast those days, saith the LORD, I will that shall escape the sword among down from heaven unto the earth not make a full end with you. the nations, when ye shall the beauty of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day thee, saith the Lord, to save thee:

Jer. xxx, 11. For I am with

scattered through the countries.

Ezek. xii, 16. But I will leava of his angert

though I make a full end of all few men of them from the sword, Lam. Iv, 12. The kings of the nations whither I have scattered from the fainine, and from the earth, and all the inhabitants of thee, yet will I not make a full pestilence; that they may declare the world, would not have believ- end of thee; but I will correct all their abominations among the ed that the adversary and the thee in measure, and will not heathen whither they come; and enemy should have entered into leave thee altogether unpunished. they shall know that I am the the gates of Jerusalem.

LORD.
Erkk. xi, 15, 16. Son of man, thy captains of the forces which were
Jer. x1, 7--12. Now, when all the

Ezek, xiv, 22, 23. Yet, behold, brethren, even thy brethren, the in the fields, eren they and their therein shall be left a remnant men of thy kindred, and all the men, heard that the king of Baby- that shall be brought forili, both houso of Israel wholly, are they lon biad made Gedaliah the son of sons and daughters; behold, they auto whom the inhabitants of Ahikam governor in the land, and shall come forth unto you, and ye Jerusalem have said, Get you fur had committed unto him men, and shall see their way and their from the LORD; unto us is this land given in possession. There

women, and children, and of the doings: and ye shall be comforted poor of the land, of them that

concerning the evil that I have fore say, Thuis saith the Lord God, Although I have cust them far off Babylon; Then they came

were not carried away captive to brought upon Jerusalem, eren

to concerning all that I have brought among the heathen, and althousla Gedáliali to Mizpahi, even Ishmael upon it. And they shall comfort I bave scattered them among the the son of Nethaniah,and Johanan you, when ye see their ways and conutries, yet will I be to them as and Jonathan the sons of Kareah, their doings, and ye shall know a little sanctuary in the countries and Seraiah the son of Tanhum that I have not done without cause where they shall come.

eth, and the sons of Ephai the all that I have done in it, suith the Ezek. xxxix, 23, 24. And the Netophathite, and Jezaniah the Lord God. heathen shall know that the son of a Maachathite, they and Amos ix, 8, 9. Behold, the eyes house of Israel went into captivity their men. And Gedaliah the of the Lord God are upon the for their iniquity: because they sonof Ahikam, the son of Shaphan, sinful kingdom, and I will destroy trespassed against me, therefore sware unto them, and to their it from oil the face of the earth; hid I my face from them, and men, saying. Fear not to serve the saving that I will not utterly gave them into the land of their Chaldeans: dwell in the land, and destroy the house of Jacob, saith enemies; so iell they all by the serve the king of Babylon, and it the Loud, For, lo, I will coin

mand, and I will sist the house of I will turn away your captivity, king of Persia, The LORD God of Israel among all nations, like as and I will gather you from all the heaven hath given me all the corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall nations, and from all the places kingdoms of the earth; and be not the least grain fall upon the whither I have driven you, saith hath charged me to build him an earth. the LORD; and I will bring you house at Jerusalem, which is in

Judah: Who is there among yon Zech. xill, 8, 9. And it shall come again unto the place whence I to pass that in all the land, saith caused you to be carried away of all his people his God be with the LORD, two parts therein shall captive.

him, and let him go up to Jerusabe cut off and die; but the third Jer. XXX, 3, 10. For, 1o, the days lem, which is in Judah, and build shall be left therein. And I will come, saith the LORD, that I the house of the LORD God of Isbring the third part through the will bring again the captivity rael (he is the God) which is in

And whosoever refire, and will retine them as silver of my people Israel and Judali, Jerusalem. is refined, and will try them as saith the LORD; and I will cause maineth in any place where he gold is tried: they shall call on my them to return to the land that sojourneth, let the men of his place name, and I will hear them: I will I gave to their fathers, and help him with silver, and with say, it is my people; and they they shall possess it. There- gold, and with goods, and with sball say, The LORD is my God. fore fear thou not, O my servant beasts, besides the free-will-offer

Jacob, saith the LORD; neither be ing for the house of God that is in VIII.

dismayed, O Israel: for, 10, I will Jerusalem. Then rose up the RETURN FROM CAPTIVITY. save thee from afar, and thy need chief of the fathers of Judah and PREDICTED.

from the land of their captivity; Benjamin, and the priests, and the Isa. xiv, 2. And the people shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none and Jacob shall return, and shall | Levites, with all them whose spirit

God had raised, to go up to build take them, and bring them to shall make him afraid.

the house of the Lord which is in their place; and the house of

Jer. xxxi1,36,37. And now there

Jerusalem. And all they that Israel shall possess them in the land of the Lord for servants and fore thus saith the LORD, the God were about them strengihened

their hands with vessels of silver, handmaids: and they shall take whereof 'ye say, It shall be deof Israel, concerning this city,

with gold, with goods, and with them captives, whose captives livered into the band of the king beasts, and with precious things they were; and they shall rule over their oppressors. of Babylon.

besides all that was willingly of Behold, I will

fered. Isa. xliv, 26, 27. That confirmeth gather them out of all countries.

Ezra 11, 70. So the priests, and the word of his servant, and perJer. xxxiii, 7. And I will cause the Levites, and some of

the formeth the counsel of bis mes- the captivity of Judah, and the people, and the singers, and the sor.gers; that saith to Jerusalem, captivity of Israel to return, and

porters, and the Nethinims dwelt Thou shalt be inhabited; and to will build them, as at the first.

in their cities, and all Israel in the cities of Judah, Ye shall be Jer. xlvi, 27. But fear not thou, their cities. built; and I will raise up the de-o my servant Jacob, and be not

Ezra iii, 1. And when the cayed places thereof: That saith dismayed, 0 Israel: for, behold, I seventh month was come, and the to the deep, Be dry; and I will dry will save thee from afar off, and children of Israel were in the up thy rivers.

thy seed from the land of their cities, the people gathered themJer. xii, 14, 15. Thus saith the captivity; and Jacob shall return, selves together as one man to LOBD against all mine evil neigh- and be in rest and at ease,

Jerusalem. bours, that touch the inheritance none shall make him af

Ezra vil, 6, 7, 13. This Ezra went which I have caused my people Jer.1,33,34. Thus saith the LORD

up from Babylon; and he was a Israel to inherit; Behold, I will of hosts, The children of Israel ready scribe in the law of Moses, pluck them out of their land, and and the children of Judah were which the LORD God of Israel had pluck out the house of Judah from oppressed together: and all that given; and the king granted him among them. And it shall come took them captives held them all luis request, according to the to pass, after that I have plucked fast; they refused to let them go. hand of the Lord his God upon them out, I will return, and have their Redeemer is strong; The him. And there went up some of compassion on them, and will LORD of hosts is his name.

the children of Israel, and of the bring them again, every man to

Ezek, xx, 38..... I will bricg priests, and the Levites, and the his heritage, and every man to his them forth out of the country singers, and the porters, and the land.

where they sojourn, and they Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the Jer, xvi, 14, 15. Therefore, be shall not enter into the land of seventh year of Artaxerxes the hold, the days come, saith the Israel; aud ye sball know that I

king. I make a decree, that all LORD, that it shall no more be said, am the LORD.

they of the people of Israel, and of The Lord liveth, that brought up Zeph. iii, 19. Behold, at that time his priests and Levites, in my the children of Israel out of the I will undo all that afflict thee: realm, which are minded of their land of Egypt; But, the LORD and I will save her that halteth, own free-will to go up to Jerusaliveth, that brought up the chil and gaiber her that was driven lem, go with thee. dren of Israel from the land of the out; and I will get them praise and Ezra ix, 9. For we were bondnorth, and from all the lands taine in every land where they men; yet our God hath not forwhither he had driven them: and have been put to shame. I will bring them again into their

saken us in our bondage, but hath land that I gave unto their fathers.

extended mercy unto us in the

ACCOMPLISHED UNDER CYRUS. sight of the kings of Persia, to Jer. xxiv, 5. Thus saith the

Ezra i, 1-6. Now, in the first give us a reviving, to set up the Lord, the God of Israel, Like these year of Cyrus king of Persia, (that house of our God, and to repair good' ogs, so will I acknowledge the word of the Lord by the mouth the desolations thereof, and to give them that are carried away cap- of Jeremiah might be fulfilled,) is a wall in Judah and in Jerative of Judah, whom I have sent the LORD stirred up the spirit of salem. out of this place into the land of Cyrus king of Persia, that he made the Chaldeans for their good.

REBUILDING OF a proclamation throughout all his Jer. xxls, 14. And I will be kingdom, and put it also in writ

JERUSALEM, found of you, saith the LORD: and I ing, saying, Thus saith Cyrus See under CANAAN.

OPPOSITION TO THE Luke xxiil, 28-30. But Jesus, they shall be as nothing, and they RETURNED TRIBES.

turning unto them, said, Daughters that strive with thee shall perish. Ezra iv, 21-24. Give ye now

of Jerusalem, weep not for me, Thou shalt seek them, and shalt

but weep for yourselves, and for not find them, even them that concommandment to cause these men

your children. For, behold, the tended with thee: they that war to cease, and that this city be not days are coming, in the which against shall be as nothing, and ballded, until another command- they shall say, Blessed are the as a thing of nought. For I the ment shall be given from me. Take beed now that ye fall not to barren, and the wombs that never LORD thy God will hold

thy right do this: why should damage grow

bare, and the paps which never hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; to the hurt of the kings? Now, gave suck. Then shall they begin I will belp ihee.

to say to the mountains, Fall on when the copy of king Artax

Isa. xlili, 5-7. Fear not; for I am erxes' letter was read before Reus; and to the hills, Cuver us.

with thee: I will bring thy seed ham, and Shinshai the scribe, and

from the east, and gather thee their companions, they went up in IX.-PROPHECIES AND from the west; I will say to the haste to Jerusalem uuto the Jews, STATEMENTS HAVING

north, Give up; and to the south, and made them to cease by force

OFTEN A SPIRITUAL

Keep not back: bring my sons and power. Then ceased the work

from far, and my daughters from of the house of God which is at

IMPORT,

the ends of the earth; Eren every Jerusalem. So it ceased unto the

IX REFERENCE

one that is called by my name: second year of the reign of Darius TO THE JEWS, OR ILLUSTRATED IN

for I have created him for my king of Persia.

glory, I have formed him; yea, I THEIR HISTORY.

have made him. Neh. II, 10, 11. When Sanballat

2 Chron. xxxiii, 8. Neither will the Horonite, and Tobiah the ser. I any more remove the foot of Babylon, flee ye from the Chal

18a. xlviii, 20. Go ye forth of vant, the Ammonite, heard of it, it Israel from out of the land which deans, with a voice of singing grieved them exceedingly that I have appointed for your fathers; declare ye, tell this, utter it eren there was come a man to seek the so that they will take heed to do to the end of the earth; say ye, welfare of the children of Israel. all that I have commanded them, The LORD hath redeemed his So I came to Jerusalem, and was according to the whole law, and there three days.

servant Jacob. the statutes, and the ordinances,

Isa. xlix, 12, 18-21. Behold, these Neh. iv, 1. But it came to pass, by the hand of Moses. that when Sanballat heard that P3. Ixxxv, 1. LORD, thou hast

shall come from far: and, lo, these we builded the wall, he was wroth, been favourable unto thy land: and these from the land of Sinim.

from the north and from the west; and took great indignation, and thou hast brought back the cap- Lift up thine eyes round about, mocked the Jews. tivity of Jacob.

and behold: all these gather themNeh. yl. 1-3. Now it came to Ps. cxxvi, 1. When the LORD selves together, and come to thee. pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, turned again the captivity of Zion, A8 I livo, saith the Lord, thou and Geshem the Arabian, and the we were like them that dream.

shalt surely clothe thee with them rest of our enemies, heard that I Isa. xiv, 3, 4. And it shall come all, as with an ornament, and bind had builded the wall, and that to pass in the day that the LORD them on thee, as a bride doeth. there was no breach left therein, shall give thee rest from thy For thy waste and thy desolate (though at that time I had not set sorrow, and from thy fear, and places, and the land of thy destrucup the doors up the gates,) from the hard bondage wherein tion, shall even now be too narrow That Sanballat and Geshem sent thou wast made to serve, That by reason of the inhabitants, and unto me, saying, Come, let us thou shalt take up this proverb they that swallowed thee up shall meet together in some one of the against the king of Babylon, and be far away. The children which villages in the plain of Ono: but say, How hath the oppressor thou shalt have,after thou hast lost they thought to do me mischief. ceased! the golden city ceased! the other, shall say again in thine And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, the present be brought unto the

Isa. xviii, 7. In that time shall ears, The place is too strait for

me: give place to me, that I may so that I cannot come down: Why LORD of bosts

of a people scattered thine heart, who hath begotten

dwell. Then shalt thou say in should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?

and peeled, and from a people me these, seeing I have lost my terrible from their beginning hith children, and am desolate, a cap

erto; a nation meted op: and trod-tive, and removing to and fro? FINAL DISPERSION.

den under foot, whose land the land who hath brought up these? Deut. xxviii, 66, 67. And thy

rivers have spoiled, to the place Behold, I was left alone; these, life shall hang in doubt before of the name of the Lord of hosts, wbere had they beeni thee; and thou shalt fear day and the mount Zion. night, and shalt have none assur. Isa. xxvii, 12, 13. And it shall Isa. III, 1, 12. Awake, awake; ance of thy life: In the morning come to pass in that day, that the put on thy strength, O Zion; pui thou shalt say, Would God it were LORD shall beat off from the chan-on thy beautiful garments, o Jerueven! and at even thou shalt say, nel of the river unto the stream of salem, the holy city: for henceWould God it were morning! for Egypt, and ye shall be gathered forth there shall no more come the fear of thine heart where with one by one, Oye children of into thee the uncircumcised and thou shalt fear, and for the sight Israel. And it shall come to pass the unclean. For ye shall not go of thine eyes which thou shalt in that day, that the great trum. out with haste, nor go by flight: see.

pet shall be blown, and they shall for the LORD will go before you; Luke xxi, 22, 23. For these be come which were ready to perish and the God of Israel will be your the days of vengeance, that all in the land of Assyria, and the rere-ward.

Isa, liv, 3. For thou shalt break things which are written may be outcasts in the land of Egypt, and fulfilled. But woe unto them that shall worship the Lord in the holy forth on the right hand and on the

left; and thy seed shall inberit the are with child, and to them that mount at Jerusalem. give suck, in those days! for there Isa. xll, 11-13. Bebold, all they Gentiles, and make the desolato shall be great distress in the land, that were incensed against thee cities to be inhabited. and wrath upon this people,

shall be ashamed and confounded: Isa. Ix, 3-6, 11, 12, 16. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, prey upon thee will I give for a Ezek. xxxvii, 18-22. And when and kings to the brightness of thy prey. Their children also shall the children of thy people shall rising. Lift up thine eyes round be as aforetime, and their congre- speak to thee, saying, Wilt about, and see all they gather gation shall be established before thou not shew us what ihou meanthemselves together, they come me, and I will punish all that est by these? Say unto them, to thee: thy sons shall come from oppress them.

Thus saith the Lord God, Behold, far, and thy daughters shall be

Jer. Xxxl, 8, 9. Behold, I will I will take the stick of Joseph, nursed at thy side. Then thou bring them from the north coun- which is in the hand of Ephraim, sbalt see, and flow together, and try, and gather them from the and the tribes of Israel his felows, thine heart shall fear, and be en coasts of the earth, and with them and will put them with him, eren larged; because the abundance of the blind and the lame, the woman with the stick of Judah, and the sea shall be converted unto with child and her that travaileth make them one stick, and they thee, the forces of the Gentiles with child together: a great com- shall be one in mine hand. And shall come unto thee. Therefore pany shall return thither. They the sticks whereon thou writest thy gates shall be open continu- shall come with weeping, and shall be in thine liand before their ally; they shall not be shut day with supplications will i' lead eyes. And say unto them, Thus nor' night; that men may bring them: I will cause them to walk saith the Lord God, Behold, I will unto thee the forces of the Gen- by the rivers of waters in a straight take the children of Israel from tiles, and that their kings may be way, wherein they shall not stum- among the heathen, whither they brought. For the nation and ble; for I am a father to Israel, and be gone, and will gather them on kingdom that will not serve thee Ephraim is my first-born.

every side, and bring them into shall perish; yea, those nations

Ezek. xi, 17, 18. Therefore say: I them one nation in the land upon

their own land: And I will make shall be utterly wasted. Thou shalt also suck tho milk of the

Thus saith the Lord God, I will Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast and assemble you out of the coun- and they shall be no more tivo even gather you from the people, king shall be king to them all:

the mountains of Israel; and one of kings: and thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour tries where ye have been scatterand thy Redeemer, the mighty ed, and I will give you the land nations, neither shall they be of Israel. And they shall come

divided into two kingdoms any One of Jacob. thither, and they shall take away

more at all. Isa. Ixi, 7, 9. For your shame all the detestable things thereof, Ezek. xxxviii, 8. After many ye shall have double; and for con- and all the abominations thereof, days thou shalt be visited; in the fusion they shall rejoice in their from thence.

latter years thou shalt come into portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double;

Ezek. xx, 41, 42. I will accept the land that is brought back everlasting joy shall be unto them? you with your sweet savour, when from the sword, and is gathered And their seed shall be known I bring you out from the people, out of many people, against the and gather you out of the coun

mountains of Israel, which have among the Gentiles, and their

but it is offspring among the people: all

tries whereiü ye have been scat- been always waste: that see them shall acknowledge tered; and I will be sanctified in brought forth out of the nations, them, that they are the seed which you before the heathen. And ye and they shall dwell safely all of shall know that I am the LORD,

them. the LORD hath blessed.

when I shall bring you into the Amos ix, 14, 15. And I will bring Isa. Ixv, 9. And I will bring land of Israel, into the country again the captivity of my people forth a seed out of Jacob, and out for the which' I lifted up mine of Israel, and they shall build ibe of Judah an inheritor of my hand to give it to your fathers. waste cities, and inhabit them; mountains and mine elect shall

Ezek. xxviii, 24-26. And there and they shall plant vineyards, inherit it, and my servants shall / shall be no more a pricking brier and drink the wine thereof; they unto the house of Israel, nor any

shall also make gardens, and eat

the fruit of them. Isa. Ixvi, 10. Rejoice ye with grieving thorn of all that are

And I will Jerusalem, and be glad with her, round about them that despised plant them upon their land, and all ye that love her: rejoice for them; and they shall know that I they shall no more be pulled up joy with her, all ye that mourn am the Lord God. Thus saith the

out of their lant which I have for her. Lord God, When I shall have given them, saith the LORD thy

God. Jer. 1il, 7, 18. And I said, after gathered the house of Israel from she had done all these things, the people among whom they are

Obadiah 17, 18, 20. But upon Turn thou unto me: but she re- scattered, and shall be sanctified mount Zion shall be deliverance, turned not. And her treacher in them in the sight of the heathen, and there shall be holiness; and ous sister Judah saw it. In those then shall they dwell in their laud the house of Jacob shall possess days the house of Judah shall walk that I have given to my servant their possessions. And the house with the house of Israel, and they

Jacob. And they shall dwell of Jacob shall be a fire, and the shall come together out of the safely therein, and shall build house of Joseph a flame, and the land of the north to the land bouses, and plant vineyards; yea, house of Esau for stubble,aud they that I have given for an inherit- they shall dwell with confidence, shall kindle in them, and devoor anco unto your fathers.

when I have executed judgments them; and there shall not be any Jer. xxiii, 3. And I will gather upon all those that despise them remaining of the house of Esau:

for the Lord hath spoken it. And the remnant of my flock out of all round about them; and they shall countries whither I have driven know that I am the LORD their the captivity of this host of the

children of Israel shall possess them, and will bring them again

God. to their folds; and they shall be the Lord Gon, In the day that I Zarephath; and the captivity of

Ezek. xxxvi, 33, 34. Thus saith

that of the Canaanites, eren unto fruitful and increase.

shall have cleansed you from all Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, Jer. xxx, 16, 20. Therefore all your iniquities, I will also cause sball possess the cities of the they that devour thee shall be you to dwell in the cities, and the south. devoured; and all thine adver- wastes shall be builded. And the Micah iv, 6-8. In that day, saith saries, every one of them, shall go desolate land shall be tilled, the LORD, will I assemble her that into captivity; and they that spoil whereas it lay desolate in the halteth, and I will gather her that thee shall be a spoil, and all that I sight of all that passed by,

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