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of his father-in-law, and did all, and the law of the king, let judg., faithfully, and with a perfect that he had said. And Moses ment by executed speedily upon heart. And what cause soever chose able men out of all Israel, him, whether it be unto death, or shall come to you of your brethren and made them heads over the to banishment, or to confiscation that dwell in their cities, between people, rulers of thousands, rulers of goods, or to imprisonment. blood and blood, between law and of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and

commandment, statutes and judgrulers of tens. And they judged

THEIR DUTY.

ments, ye shall even warn them the people at all seasons: the hard

Exod. xviii, 13-15. And it came

that they trespass not against the causes they brought unto Moses, to pass on the morrow, that Moses Lord, and 80 wrath come upon but every small matter they judg- sat' to judge the people: and the you, and upon your brethren: This ed themselves.

people stood by Moses from the do, and ye shall not trespass. Deut. I, 13, 14. Take you wise morning unto the evening. And And, behold, Amariah the chief men, and

understanding, and when Moses' father-in-law saw all priest is over you in all matters of known among your tribes, and I that he did to the people, he said, the Lord; and Zebadial the son of will make them rulers over yon. What is this thing that thou doesť Islimael, the ruler of the house of And ye answered me, and said, to the people? why sittest thou Judah, for all the king's matters: The thing which thou hast spoken thyself alone, and all the people also the Levites shall be officers is good for us to do.

stand by thee from morning unto before you. Deal courageously, Deut. xvi, 18. Judges and officers even? And Moses said unto his and the LORD shall be with the shalt thou make thee in all thy father-in-law, Because the people good. gates, which the LORD thy God come unto me to enquire of God. Prom, xvii, 15. He that justifieth giveth thee, throughout thy tribes; Exod. xxiii, 3, 6, 7. Neither shalteth the just, even they both are

the wicked, and he that condemnand they shall judge the people thou countenance a poor man in abomination to the LORD. with just judgment.

his cause. Thou shalt not wrest Deut. xvii, 10-13. And thou the judgment of the poor in his

Prov. xviii, 5. It is not good to shalt do according to the sentence cause. Keep thee far from a false accept the person of the wicked, which they of that place which matter: and the innocent and

to overthrow the righteous in the Lord shall choose shall show righteous slay thou not: for I will judgment. thee; and thou shalt observe to nui justify the wicked.

Prov. xxiv, 23. These things also do according to all that they in

belong to the wise. It is not good form thee: According to the

Lev. xix, 15. Ye shall do no unsentence of the law which they shalt not respect the person of the

to have respect of persons in judgrighteousness in judgment; thou

ment. shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall poor, nor honourthe person of the

UXJUST JUDGES. tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt mighty: but in righteousness sbalt not decline from the sentence thou judge thy neighbour.

Ps. Iviii, 1. Do ye indeed speak which they shall show thee, to the Deut. 1, 16-18. And I charged ye judge uprightly, 0 ye sons of

righteousness, O) congregation? do right hand nor to the left. And your judges at that time, saying, inen? the man that will do presumptu- Hear the causes between your ously, and will not hearker. unto | brethren, and judge righteously

Ps. Ixxxii, 2-4. How long will the priest that standeth to minis- between every man

and his ye judge unjustly, and accept the ter there before the LORD thy God, brother, and the stranger that is persons of the wicked ? Selah. or unto the judge, even that man with bim. Ye shall not respect Defend the poor and fatherless: shall die: and thou shalt put away persons in judgment, but ye shall do justice to the afflicted and

Deliver the evil from Israel. And all the hear the small as well as the great;

needy.

the poor and people shall hear, and fear, and do ye shall not be afraid of the facó needy: rid them out of the hand of no more prestimptuously.

of man, for the judginent is God's: the wicked.

and the cause that is too hard for 2 Sam. xv, 3, 4. And Absalom

Eccles. iii, 18. And, moreover, I said unto him, See, tliy matters you, bring it unto me, and I will saw under the sun the place of are good and riglit; but there is no

hear it. And I commanded you judgment, that wickedness was

at that time all the things which there; and the place of righteousman deputed of the king to hear thee. Absalom said moreover, ye should do.

ness, that iniquity was there. Oh that I were made judge in the

Deut. xxv, 1. If there be a con

Eccles. v, 8. If thon seest the land, that every man which hath troversy between men, and they oppression of the poor, and violent any soit or cause might come unto come unto judgment, that the me, and I would do him justice. judges may judge them; then they in a province, marvel not at the

perverting of judgment and justice shall justify the rigliteous, and matter; for ne that is higher than 2 Chron. xix, 5, 8. And he set

condemn the wicked. judges in the land, throughout all

the highest regardeth; and there ibe fenced cities of Judah, city by the judges, Take heed what ye do:

2 Chron. xix, 6-11. And said to be higlier than they. city; Moreover, in Jerusalem dia Jehoshapliat set of the Levites, for ye judge not for man, but for

Jer. v, 28, 29. They are waxen and of the priests, and of the chief

the Lord, who is with you in the fat, they shine; yea, they uverpass of the fathers of Israel, for the judgment. Wherefore now let the tho deeds of the wicked: they Judgment of the Lord, and for con

lear of the Lord be upon you; judge not the cause, the cause of

take heed, and do it: for there is the fatherless, yet they prosper, troversies, wheu they returned to Jerusalem,

no iniquity with the LORD our and the right of the needy do they

God, nor respect of persons, nor not judge. Shall I not visit for Ezra vil, 25, 26. And thou Ezra, taking of gitis. Moreover in Je- these thingsi saith the LORD: shall after the wisdom of thy God that rusalem dil Jehosaphat set of the not my soul be avenged on such a is in thine hand, het magistrates Levites, and of the priests, and of nation as this? and judges, which may judge all the chief of the fathers of Israel, the people that are beyond the for the judgment of the Lord, and

2-WITNESSES. river, all such as know the laws of for controversies, when they re- Exod. xxiii, 1, 2. Thou shalt not thy God; and teach ye them that turned to Jerusalem. And he raise a false report: put not thine know them not. And whosoever charged them, saying. Thus shall hand with the wicked to be an will not do the law of thy God ye do in the fear of the LORD, / unrighteous witness. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil;

FALSE WITXESSES.

and against God. And they neither shalt thou speak in a cause

Deut. xix, 16-21. It a false wit- stirred up the people, and the to decline after many to wrest

ness rise up against any man, to elders, and the scribes, and came Judgment.

testity against him that which is upon him, and caught him, and LEV. V, 1. And if a soul sin, and wrong; Then both the men, be- bronght him to the council, And bear the voice of swearing, and is tween whom the controversy is, set up false witnesses, which said, a witness, whether he hath geen shall stand before the LORD, before this man ceaseth not to speak

blasphemous words against this or known of it; if he do not utter the priests and the judges which it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

shall be in those days: And the boly place, and the law.

judges shall make diligent inquis. Num. xxxv, 30. Whoso killeth ition: and, behold, if the witness

3.-LAWYERS. any person, the murderer shall be

be a false witness, and hath testi- Luke xi, 41-46, 52, Woe unto put to deaih by the mouth of wil

fied falsely against his brother; you, scribes and Pharisees, hype nesses: but one witness shall not

Then shall yo do unto him as he crites! for ye are as graves whicit testify against any person to cause had thought to have done unto his appear not, and the men that walk him to die.

brother: so shalt thou put the evil over them are not aware of them. Deut. v, 20. Neither shalt thou away from among you. And those Then answered one of the lawyers, bear false witness against thy which remain shall bear, and fear, and said unto him, Master, thus neighbour.

and shall henceforth commit no saying thou reproachest us also.

more any such evil among you, And he said, Woe unto you also, Deut. xvil, 6, 7. At the mouth of And thine eye shall not pity, but ye lawyers! for ye lade men with two witnesses, or three witnesses

life shall go for life, eye for eye, burdens grievous to be borne, and shall he that is worthy of death tooth for tooth, band for hand, ye yourselves touch not the burbe put to death; but at the mouth foot for foot.

dens with one of your fingers. of one witness he shall not be put

Woe unto you, lawyers! for yo to death. The hands of the wit

Gen. xxxix, 13-18. And it came

have taken away the key of krovnesses shall be first upon him to

to pass, when she saw that he had ledge: ye enter not in yourselves, put him to death, and afterward left his garment in her hand, and

nd them that were entering in the hands ofallthe people: so thou

was fled forth, shalt put the evil away from

That she called ye hindered.

unto the men of her house, and Acts xix, 38. Wherefore if among you.

spake unto them, saying, See, he Demetrius, and the crafísmen Deut. xix, 15. One witness shall hath brought in an Hebrew unto which are with him, have a matter not rise up against a man for any us to mock 11s; he came in unto me against any man, the law is open, iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin to lie with me, and I cried with a and there are deputies; let them that he sinneth: at the mouth of loud voice: And it caine to pass, implead one another. two witnesses, or at the mouth of when he heard that I lifted up my three witnesses, shall the matter voice and cried, that he left his

Acts xxiii, 34. 35. And when the be established. garment with me, and fled, and governor had read the letter, he

asked of what province he was, got him out. And she laid up his

And when he understood that he garment by her until his lord Prov. xii, 17. He that speaketh came home. And she spake unto

was of Cilicia; I will hear thee, truthi sheweth forth righteousness: him according to these words, said be, when thine accusers are

also come. but a false witness deceit. saying, The Hebrew

And he commanded servant,

him to be kept in Herod's judgProv. xiv, 5, 25. A faithful wit- which thou hast brought unto 13, ment-hall. ness will not le: but a false

came in unto me to mock me: witness will utter lies.

Acts xxiv, 1-4. And after five A true

And it came to pass, as I lifted up witness delivereth souls: but a de- my voice and cried, that he leit days Ananias the high priest desceitful witness speaketh lies. his garment with me, and fled out. cended with the elders, and cith Prov. xix, 28. An ungodly wit

1 Kings xxi, 9, 10. And she a certain orator named Tertullus,

who informed the wrote in the letters, saying, Pro

governor ness scorneth judgment; and the mouth of the wicked devoureth high among the people; And set claim a fast, and set Naboth on

against Paul. And when he was

called forth, Tertullus began to iniquity. Prov. xxiv, 28. Re not a witness him, to bear witness against him, and that very worthy deeds are

accuse him, saying, Seeing that two men, sons of Belial, before by thee we enjoy great quietness, against thy mighbour without saying, Thou didst bla pleine done unto this nation by thy procause; and deceive not with thy God and the king: and then carry lips. him out, and stone him, that he

vidence, We accept it always, Isa. viii, 2. And I took unto me may die.

and in all places, most noble Felix, faithful witnesses to record, Uriah

with all thankfulness. Notwith

Ps. xxvii, 12. Deliver me not standing, that I be not further the priest, and Zechariah the son over unto the will of mine enemies: tedious unto thee, I pray theo of Jeberechiah.

for false witnesses are risen np that that thou wouldest hear us John viii, 17. It is also written against me, and such as breathe of thy clemency a few words in your law, that the testimony of out cruelty. two meu is true.

P3. XXXV, 11. False witnesses 4.-THE TRIBUNAL. Acts xxiv, 19, 20. Who ought to did rise up: they laid to my charge Ruth iv, 1. Then went Boaz up have been here before thee, and things that I knew not.

to the gate, and sat him down object, if they had ought against Prov. xix, 5. A false witness there; and, behold, the kinsman me. Or else let these same here shall not be unpunished; and he of whom Boaz spake came by; say, if they have found any evil- that speaketh lies shall not escape. unto whom he said, Ho, such a doing in me, while I stood before the council.

Prov. xix, 9. A false witness one! turn aside, sit down here. shall not be unpunished. .

And he turned aside, and sat 2 Cor. xlli, 1. This is the third Acts vii, 11-13. Then they down. time I am coming to you. In the suborned men, which said, John vii, 51. Doth our law judge mouth of two or three witnesses | We have heard him speak blas

any man before it hear him, and shall every word be established. phemous words against Moses know what he doeth?

Acts iv, 15. But, when they had | vant unto his master, lest he curse, thee, suffer me to speak unto the commanded them to go aside out thee, and thou be found guilty people. And when he had given of the council, they conferred

Luke xx, 20. And they watched him licence, Paul stood on the among themselves.

him, and sent forth spies, which stairs, and beckoned with the Acts v. 34. Then stood there up should feign themselves just men,

hand unto the people. And when one in the council, a Pharisee, that they might take hold of his there was made a great silence, he named Gamaliel, a doctor of the words, that so they might deliver spake unto them in the Hebrew law, had in reputation among all him unto the power and authority tongue, saying, the people, and commanded to of the governor.

Acts xxii, 1. Men, brethren, and put the apostles forth a little Acts xxiii, 16-22. And when fathers, hear ye my defence which space.

Paul's sister's son heard of their I make now unto you. Acts xxii, 30. On the morrow lying in wait, ho went and entered Acts xxiii, 1. And Paul, earbecause he would have known into the castle, and told Paul. nestly beholding the council, said, the certainty wherefore he was then Panl called one of the cen- Men and brethren, I have lived in accused of the Jews, he loosed turions unto him, and said, Bring all good conscience before God him from his bands, and com- this young man unto the chief until this day. manded the chief priests and all captain; for he hath a certain Acts xxiv, 10-13. Then Paul after their council

to

appear, and thing to tell him. So he took that the governor had beckoned brought Paul down, and set him him, and brought him to the chief | unto him to speak, answered, Forbefore them.

captain, and said, Paul the pris asmuch as I know that thou hast Acts xxv, 17, 22-24. Therefore, oner called me unto him, and been of many years a judge unto when they were come hither, I prayed me to bring this young this nation, I do the more cheerwithout any delay on the morrow,

man unto thee, who hath some-fully answer for myself: Because I sat on the judgment-seat, and thing to say unto thee. Then the that thou mayest understand, commanded the man to be brought chief captain took him by tho that there are yet but twelve days forth. Then Agrippa said unto band, and went with him aside since I went up to Jerusalem for Festus, I would also hear the privately, and asked him. What is to worship.

And they neither man myself. To-morrow, said he,

ibat thou hast to tell me? And he found me in the temple disputing thou shalt hear him. And on the said, The Jews have agreed to with any man, neither raising up morrow, when Agrippa was come,

desire thee that thou wouldest the people, neither in the synaand Bernice, with great pomp,

bring down Paul to-morrow into gogues, nor in the city: Neither and was entered into the place of the Council, as though they would can they prove the things whereof hearing, with the chief captains enquire somewhat of him more they now accuse me. and principal men of the city, at perfectly. But do not thou yield

Acts xxv, 8, 16. While he anFestus' commandment Paul was

unto them: for there lie in wait brought forth. And Festus said, for him of them more than forty the law of the Jews, neither

swered for himself, Neither against King Agrippa, and all men which men, which have bound themselves are here present with us, ye gee

with an oath, that they will nei-) against the temple, nor yet against multitude of the Jews have dealt killed him: and now are they is not the manner of the Romans this man, about whom 'all the ther eat nor drink until they have Cesar, have I offended any thing

at all. To whom I answered, It with me, both at Jerusalem, and ready, looking for a promise from to deliver any man to die, before also here, crying that he ought thee. So the chief captain then

that he which is accused have the not to live any longer. let the young man depart, and

accusers face to face, and have Acts xxvi, 30-32. And when he / charged him, see thou tell no man licence to answer for himself con

that thou hast showed these had thus spoken, the king rose up, things to me.

cerning the crime laid against and the governor, and Bernice,

him. and they that sat with them: And

Acts xxiv, 5-9. For we have

Acts xxvi, 1-3. Then Agrippa when they were gone aside, they found this man a pestilent fellou; said unto Paul, Thou art permittalked between themselves, say the Jews throughout the world, Paul stretched forth the hand, and and a mover of sedition among all

ted to speak for thyself. Then ing. This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds, and a ringleader of the sect of the

answered for himself: I think myTben said Agrippa unto Festus,

Nazarenes: Who also bath goneself happy, king Agrippa, because This man might have been set at about to profane the temple; I shall answer for myself this day liberty, if he had not appealed whom we took, and would have

before thee touching all the things unto Cesar.

judged according to our law: But
the chief captain Lysias came

whereof I am accused of the Jews;
upon us, and with great violence Especially because I know thee to
THE ACCUSATION.
took him away out of our hands, be expert in all customs and

questions which are among the

to 1 Sam. xxii, 22. And David said Commanding his unto Abiathar, knew it that come unto thee: by examining of Jews: wherefore I beseech thee

to bear me patiently. day, when Doeg the Edomite was

whom thyself mayest take knowthere, that he would surely tell ledge of all these things whereof Saul: I have occasioned the death we accuse him. And the Jews

APPEAL of all the persons of thy father's

also assented, saying that these Acts xxiii, 25--30. And he wroto house. things were 80.

a letter after this mannr: ClaudEsth. vii, 5, 6. Then the king when the accusers stood up, they governor Felix sendeth greeting.

Acts xxv, 18. Against whom, ius Lysias unto the most excellent Abasuerus answered and said

This man was taken of the Jews, unto Esther the queen, who is brought none accusation of such

and should have been killed of he, and where is he, that durst things as I supposed.

them; then came I with an army, presume in his heart to do 80? And Esther said, The adversary

THE DEFENCE.

and rescued him, having under

stood that he was a Roman, And and enemy is this wicked Haman.

Acts xxi, 39, 40. But Paul said, when I would have known the Then Hainan was afraid before the king and the queen.

am a mau which am a Jew of cause wherefore they accused him,

Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen I brought him forih into their Prov. xxx, 10. Accuse not a ser- l of no mean city: and, I beseech | council: Whom I perceived to be

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accusers

as

accused of questions of their law. I send him to Cesar. But when I may give an account of this conbut to liave nothing laid to his found that he had committed no-course. And when he had thus charge worthy of death or of thing worthy of death, and that spoken, he dismissed the bonds. And when it was told me he himself hath appealed to sembly. how that the Jews laid wait for Augustus, I have determined to Acts xxi, 34-36. And some cried the man, I sent straightway to send him. of whom I have no one thing, some another, among thee, and gave commandment to certain thing to write unto my the multitude: and when he could his 'accusers also to say before lord. Wherefore I have brought not know the certainty for the thee what they had against him. him forth before you, and spe- tumult, he commanded him to be Farewell.

cially before thee, o king Agrippa, carried into the castle. And Acts xxv, 1-7,9--15, 20, 21, 25--27. that, after examination had, I when he came upon the stairs, so Now, when Festus was come into might have somewhat to write. it was, that he was borne of the the province, after three days he For it seemeth to me unreasonable soldiers for the violence of the ascended from Cesarea to Jerusa- to send a prisoner, and not withal people. For the multitude of the lem. Then the high priest, and to signify the crimes laid against people followed after, crying, the chief of the Jews, informed him.

Away with him. him against Paul, and besought

Acts xxviii, 17-20. And it came him, And desired favour against to pass that, after three days,

LAW SUITS TO BE AVOIDED. him, that he would send for him Paul called the chief of the Jews

Prov. xviii, 17. He that is first in to Jerusalem, laying wait in the together: and when they were his own cause seemeth just; but way to kill him. But Festus an

come together, he said unto them, his neighbour cometh and searchswered, that Paul should be kept | Men and brethren, though I have eth him. at Cesarea, and that he himself committed nothing against the Matth. V, 25, 26. Agree with would depart shortly thither. Let people or customs of our fathers, thine adversary quickly, whiles them therefore, said he, which

yet was I delivered prisoner from thou art in the way with him; among you are able, go down Jerusalem into the hands of the lest at any time the adversary with me, and accuse this man, if | Romans: Who, when they had deliver thee to the judge, and the there be any wickedness in him.examined me, would have let me judge deliver thee to the officer, And when he had tarried among

go, because there was no cause of andthou be cast into prison. Verily them more than ten days, he went death in me.

But when the Jews I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no down unto Cesarea; and the next spake against it, I was constrained means come out thence, till thou day, sitting on the judgment-seat, toappeal untu Cesar; not that I had hast paid the uttermost farthing. commanded Paul to be brought. ought to accuse my nation of. And wlien he was come, the Jews For this cause therefore have I goest with thive adversary to the

Luke xii, 58, 59. When thou which came down from Jerusa

called for you, to see you, and to magistrate, as thou art in the way lem stood round about, and laid speak with you: because that for give diligence that thou mayest many and grievous complaints the hope of Israel I am bound with be delivered from him; lest he hale against Paul, which they could this chain. not prove : But Festus, willing to

thee to the judge, and the judge

Roots. do the Jews a pleasure, answered

deliver tbee to the officer, and the

Acts xviii, 15-17. But if it be a Paul, and said, Wilt thou go up question of words, and names, thee, thou shalt not depart thence,

officer cast thee into prison. I tell to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me? Then and of your law, look ye to it; till thou hast paid the very last said Paul, I stand at Cesar's judg. for I will be no judge of such mile.

matters. And he drave them ment-seat, where I ought to be

1 Çor. vi, 1--7. Dare any of you, from

the judged: to the Jews have I done

judgment - seat. having a matter against another,

Then all the Greeks took Sosno wrong, as thou very Well

go to law before the unjust, and knuwest. For if I be an offender, thenes, the chief rules of the

not before the saints? Do ye not or have committed any thing synagoguo, and beat him before know that the saints shall judga

the judgment - seat: and Galliu the world? and if the world shall worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of these cared for none of those things.

be judged by you, are ye unworthy things whereof these accuse me, Acts xix, 29, 30, 32, 33, 39-41. to judge the smallest matters? no man may deliver mo uutó And the whole city was filled Know ye not that we shall judge them. I appeal unto Cesar, Then with confusion: and having caught angels? how much more things Festus, when he had conferred Gaius and Aristarchus, men of that pertain to this life? If then with the council, answered, Hast Macedonia, Paul's companions in ye have judgments of things perthou appealed unto Cesar? unto travel, they rushed with oue taining to this life, set them to Cesar shalt thou go. And after accord into the theatre. And judge who are least esteemed in certain days king Agrippa and when Paul would have entered in the church. I speak to your Bernice came unto Cesarea to unto the peoplo, the disciples shame. Is it so, that there is not salute Festus. And when they suffered him not. Some there a wise man among you? no, not had been there many days, Festus fore cried one thing, and some one that shall be able to judge declared Paul's cause unto the another for the assembly was between his brethren? But king, saying, There is a certain confused; and the more part brother goeth to law with brother, man lei iu bonds by Felix; About knew not wherefore they were and that before the unbelievers. whom, when I was at Jerusalem, come together. And they drew Now therefore there is utterly the chief priests and the elders of Alexander out of the multitude, a fault among you, because ye go the Jeits informed me, desiring to the Jews putting him forward. I to law one with another, why do have judgment against him. And And Alexander beckoned with ye not rather take wrong? why do because I doubted of such man. the hand, and would have made ye do not rather suffer yourselves ner of questions, I asked him his defence unto the people. But to be defrauded? whether he would go to Jerusa- if ye inquire any thing concerning lem, and there be judged of these other matters, it shall be deter

IX. matters. But when Paul bad ap- mined in a lawsul assembly. For

PUNISHMENTS. pealed to be reserved unto the we are in danger to be called in hearing of Augustus, I command.question for this day's uproar,

CONFINEMENT. ed him to be kept till I might 'there being no cause whereby we Acts xxiv, 23. And he commanded a centurion to keep Paul,, Jeremiah had remained there, they fell down, and there was and to let him have liberty, and many days; Then Zedekiah the none to help. that he should forbid none of his king sent, and took him ont; and acquaintance to minister or come the king asked him secretly in his God's CARE POR THE PRISONERS. unto him. house, and said, Is there any word

Gen. xxxix, 21-23. But the Acts xxviii, 16. And when we from the Lord? And, Jeremiah Lord was with Joseph, and shew. came to Rome, the centurion de sald, There is: for, said he, Thou ed him mercy, and gave him

shalt be delivered into the hand favour in the sight of the keeper livered the prisoners to the captain of the guard: but Paul of the king of Babylon. More of the prison. And the keeper of was suffered to dwell by himsell over, Jeremiah said unto the king the prison committed to Joseph's

Zedekiah, What have I offended hand all the prisoners that were with a soldier that kept him.

against thee, or against thy ser: in the prison; and whatsoever IMPRISONMENT.

vants, or against this people that they did there, he was the doer of

ye have put me in prison? Where it. The keeper of the prison (DUNGEON, FETTERS, STOCK9.) are now your prophets, which

looked not to any thing that was Gen. xxxis, 20. And Josepli's prophesied unto you, saying, The under his hand; because the LORD master took him, and put him king of Babylon shall not come

was with him, and that which he into the prison, a place where the against you, nor against this

did, the LORD made it to prosper. king's prisoners were bound: and land? Therefore hear now, I pray be was there in the prison. thee, O my lord the king, let my P3. lxix, 33. For the LORD hear

Gen. xl, 1-4. And it came to pass supplication, I pray thee, be eth the poor, and despiseth not after these things that the butler of accepted before thee; that thou his prisoners. the king of Egypt and his baker cause me not to return to the Ps. Ixxix, 11. Let the sighing of had offended their lord the king of house of Jonathan the scribe, lest the prisoner come before thee; Egypt. And Pharaoh was wroth I die there.

according to the greatness of thy against two of his officers, against

Jer. xxxviii, 6-9, 28. Then took power preserve thou those that the chief of the butlers,and against they Jeremiah, and cast him into

are appointed to die. the chief of the bakers. And he the dungeon of Malchiah the son Ps. cii, 19, 20. For he hath put them in ward in the house of of Hummelech, that was in the

looked down from the height of the captain of the guard, into the court of the prison: and they let his sanctuary; from heaven did prison, the place where Joseph down Jeremiah with cords. And

the Lord behold the earth; To was bound. And the captain of in the dungeon there was no water, hear the groaning of the prisoner, the guard charged Joseph with but mire: 80 Jeremiah sunk in the

to loose those that are appointed them, and he served them; and mire. Now, when Ebed-melech to death. he continued a season in ward.

the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs Ps. cxlii, 7. Bring my soul out Gen. xli, 10. Pharaoh was wroth which was in the king's house, of prison, that I may praise thy with his servants, and put me in heard that they had put Jeremiah pame: the righteous shall compass ward in the captain of the guard's in the dungeon, (the king then me about; for thou shalt deal house, both me and the chief sitting in the gate of Benjamin,) bountifully with me. baker. Ebed-melech went forth out of the

Ps. cxlvi, 7. Which executeth Gen. xlii, 17, 24. And he put king's house, and spake to the judgment for the oppressed; which them all together into ward three king, saying, My lord the king, giveth food to the hungry. The days. And he turned himself these, men have done evil in all LORD looseth the prisoners. about from them, and wept; and that they have done to Jeremiah

Jer. xxxix, 15. Now the word of returned to them again, and com

the prophet, whom they have cast muned with them, and took from into the dungeon; and he is like to

the LORD came unto Jeremiah,

while he was shut up in the court them Simeon, and bound him die for hunger in the place where before their eyes. he is: for there is no more bread

of the prison. in the city. So Jeremiah abode in Nah, 1, 13. For now will I break Lev. xxiv, 12. And they put the court of the prison until the his yoke from off thee, and I will him in ward, that the miud of the day that Jerusalem was taken: burst thy bonds in sunder. LORD might be shewed them.

and he was there when Jerusalem 2 Chron. XXXVI, 6. Against him was taken,

LIBERATION.
came up Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon, and bound him in fetters,
Lam. iil, 53. They have cut off

CONDITIONAL. to carry him to Babylon.

my life in the dungeon, and cast a 1 Kings 11, 36-38, 41. And the stone upon me.

king sent and called for Shimei, Jer. xx, 2. Then Pashur emote Jeremiah the prophet, and put

Acts xxi, 33. Then the chief car: house in Jerusalem, and dwell

and said unto him, Build thee an him in the stocks that were in the tain came near, and took him, and there, and go not forth from hence high gate of Benjamin, which was commanded him to be bound with by the house of the LORD. two chains; and demanded who he any whither. For it shall be, that

on the day thou goest out, and Jer. xxxvi, 5. And Jeremiah was, and what he had done.

passest over the brook Kidron, commanded Baruch, saying, I am

thou shalt know for certain that shut up; I cannot go into the house Ps. Cv, 18, 19, Whose feet they thou shalt surely die: thy blood of the LORD.

hurt with fetters: he was laid in shall be upon thine own head. Jer.xxxvii,4,15-20. Now Jeremiah iron: Until the time that his word And Shimei said unto the king. came in and went out among the came: the word of the LORD tried The saying is good: as my lord people; for they had not pnt bim him

the king bath said, so will thy into prison. Wherefore the P3. cvil, 10-12. Snch as sat in servant do. And Shimel dwelt in princes were wroth with Jere- darkness, and in the shadow of Jerusalem many days. And it miah, and smote him, and put death, being bound in affliction was told Solomon that Shimei him in prison, in the house of and iron; Because they rebelled bad gone from Jerusalem to Gath, Jonathan the scribe; for they had against the words of God, and con- and was come again. made that the prison. When temned the counsel of the most Jeremiah was entered into the High: Therefore he brought

ABSOLUTE. dungeon, and into the cabins, and I down their heart with labour: Jer. xxxvill, 10--13. Then the

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