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1 Kings 11,45. Aod king Solomon | And he was king in Jeshurun, sisteth the power, resisteth the shall be blessed, and the throne of when the heads of the people and ordinance of God; and they that Darid shall be established before the tribes of Israel were gathered resist shall receive to themselves the LORD for ever. together.

damnation. For rulers are not a Ps. xxi, 1, 6, 7. The king shall

Joshua i, 16-18. And they terror to good works, but to the joy in thy strength, O Lord; and answered Joshua, saying, All that evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid

of the power? Do that which is in thy salvation how greatly'shall thou commandest us we will do, he rejoice! For thou hast made and whithersoever thou sendest good, and thou shalt have praise him most blessed for ever: thou us we will go. According as we

of the same: For he is the minis

unto Moses in all ter of God to thee for good. But bast made him exceeding glad hearkened

we hearken upto

if thou do that which is evil, be with thy countenance.

For the things, so W king trusteth in the Lord; and, thee: only the LORD thy God be afraid; for be beareth not the through the mercy of the most

with thee, as he was with Mores. sword in vain: for he is the minisHigh, he shall not be moved. Whosoever he be that doth rebel ter of God, a revenger to execute

against thy commandment, and wrath upon him that doeth evil. Prov. vill, 15, 16. By mo kings will not hourken unto thy words, Wherefore ye must needs be subreign, and princes decreo justice. in all that thou commandest him, ject not only for wrath, but also By me princes rule, and nobles, he shall be put to death: only be for conscience sake. even all the judges of the earth. strong, and of a good courage. 1 Peter ii, 13-15. Submit your

selves to every ordinance of man 1 Kings ix, 15. And this is the COMPACT. reason of the levy which king to the king, as supreme; Or unto

for the Lord's sake: whether it be 1 Sam. », 25. Then Samuel told Solomon raised; for to build the the people the manner of the king: house of the LORD, and his own

governors, as unto them that are dom, and wrote it in a book, and house, and Millo, and the wall of of evildoers, and for the praise of

sent by bim for the punishment laid it up before the LORD. And Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Me-them that do well. For so is the Samuel sent all the people away, giddo, and Gezer.

will of God, that with well-doing every man to his house.

1 Chron. xxix, 23, 24. Then ye may put to silence the ignor2 Sam. v, 3. So all the elders of Solomon sat on the throne of the ance of foolish men. Israel came to the king to Heb- LORD as king instead of David his ron; and king David made a father, and prospered; and all EXCEPTION IN MATTER OF league with them in Hebron before Israel obeyed him. And all the

CONSCIENCE. the LORD; and they anointed privces, and the mighty men, and David king over Israel. all the sons likewise of king

Acts iv, 19, 20. But Peter and 1 Chron. xi, 3. Therefore camo David, submitted themselves unto John answered and said unto

them, Whether it be right in the all the elders of Israel to the king Solomon the king. to Hebron; and David made a Job xxxiv, 17, 18. Shall even he sight of God to hearken unto you

more than unto God, judge ye. covenant with them in Hebron that hateth right govern? and For we cannot but' speak ibe before the Lord; and they anoint- wilt thou condemn him that is things which we have seeu and ed David king over Israel, accord- most just? Is it fit to say to a

heard. ing to the word of the LORD by king, Thou art wicked? and to Samuel. princes, Ye are ungodly?

Acts V, 29. Then Peter and the 2 Kings xi, 4. And the seventh Prov. xvii, 26. Also to punish we ought to obey God rather

other apostles answered and said, year Jenviada sent and fetched the just is not good, nor to strike

than men. the rulers over hundreds, with the princes for equity. captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the thou the Lord and the king; and Prov. xxiv, 21, 22. My son, fear

LOYAL RESPECT, house of the LORD, and made a medule not with them that are LORD magnified Joshua in the

Joshua iv, 14. On that day the covenant with them, and took an

given to change: For oath of them in the house of the calamity shall rise suddenly; and him, as they feared Moses, all the

their

sight of all Israel; and they feared Lord, and skewed them the king's who knoweth the ruin of them days of bis life. SON).

botl? 2 Chron. xxiii, 1. And in the Eccles. viii, 2, 3. I counsel thee to said unto Saul, Who am I? and

1 Sam. xviii, 18, 23. And David seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and took the captains and that in regard of the oath of family in Israel, that I should be

keep the king's commandment, what is my life, or my father's of hundreds, Azariah the son of God. Be not hasty to go out of son-in-law to the king?_And Jeroham, and Islimael the son of his sight: stand not in an evil Saul's servants spake these words Jehohanan, and Azariah tho son of Obed, and Maaseiah the son of thing, for he doeth whatsoever in the ears of David. And David Adaiah, and Elishaph

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pleaseth him.

said, Seemeth it to you a light of Zichri, into covenant with him. Eccles. x, 4. If the spirit of the thing to be a king's son-in-law,

ruler rise up against thee, leave seeing that I am a poor man, and DUTIES OF CITIZENS.

not thy place; for yielding paci- lightly esteemed?
fieth great offences.

1 Sam. xxvii, 5, 6. And David OBEDIENCE, Exod. xxii, 28. Thou shalt not stood by saiú, Revilest thou God's found grace in thine eyes, let

Acts xxiii,4,5. And they that said unto Achish, if I have now reviło the gods, por curse the high priest?' Then said Paul, I them give me a place in some ruler of thy people.

wist not, brethren, that he was town in the country, that I may Num. xxvii, 20. And thou shalt the high priest: for it is written, | dwell there: for why should thy put some of thine honour upon Thou shalt not speak evil of the servant dwell in the royal city him, that all the congregation of ruler of thy people.

with thee? Then Achish gave the children of Israel may be

Rom. xiis, 1-5. Let every soul be him Ziklag that day; wherefore obedient,

subject unto the higher powers. Zigłak pertaineth unto the kings Deut. xxxiit, 4. 5. Moses com. For there is no power but of God: of Judah unto this day. manded us a law, even the inherit- the powers that be are ordained 2 Sam. iii, 36. And all the peoance of the congregation of Jacob.' of God. Whosoever therefore re-ple took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did

PRAYER

year of Artaxerxes the king, that pleased all the people.

P8. Ixi, 6, 7. Thou wilt prolong is, twelve years, I and my breth

ren have not eaten the bread of 2 Sam. ix, 5, 6. Then king David the king's life: and his years as

He shall
the governor.

But the former sent, and fetched him out of the many generations. bouse of Machir, the son of abide before God for ever: 0 pre-governors, that had been before

me, were chargeable unto the Ammiel, from Lo-debar. Now. pare mercy and truth which may

people, and had taken of them when Mephibosheth, the son of preserve him.

bread and wine, besides forty Jonathan, the son of Saul, was Ps. Ixxii, 1, 2. Give the king thy shekels of silver, yea, even their come unto David, he fell on his judgments, 0 God, and thy servants bare rule over the people: face, and did reverence. And righteousness unto the king's son.

but so did not I, because of the David said, Mephibosheth. And He shall judge thy people with tear of God. he answered, Behold thy servant! righteousness, and thy poor with

Esther 11, 18. Then the king 2 Sam. xvill, 3. But the people judgment.

made a great feast unto all his answered, Thon shalt not go Ezra vi, 10. That they may princes and his servants, eren forth: for if we fiee away, they offer sacrifices of sweet savours Esther's feast: and he made a rewill not care for us; neither unto the God of heaven, and pray lease to the provinces, and gave if half of us die, will they for the life of the king, and of his gifts, according to the state of the care for 08: but

DOW
thousons.

king. art worth ten thousand of us;

1 Tim. ii, 2. For kings, and for Esther X, 1. And the fing therefore now it is better that thou succour us out of the city.

all that are in authority; that we Ahasuerus laid a tribute upon thie

may lead a quiet and peaceable land, and upon the isles of the 2 Sam. xxiv, 20. And Araunah life in all godliness and honesty.

sea. looked, and saw the king and his

Matth. xvii, 24-26. And when they servants coming on toward him:

TAXES.

were come to Capernaum, they and Araunah went out, and bow- Gen. xlvii, 23-25. Then Joseph that received tribute-money came ed himself before the king on his said unto th people, Behold, I

to Peter, and saith, Doth not your face upon the ground. bave bought you this day and Master pay tribute ?

He saith,

And when he was come 1 Kings I, 16, 23, 31. And Bath- your land for Pharaoh: lo, here is Yes. sheba bowed, and did obeisance seed for you, and ye shall bow the into the house, Jesus prevented unto the king. And the king said, land. And it shall come to pass, him, saying, what thinkest thou, What wouldest thou? And they in the increase, that ye shall give Simon? of whom do the kings of told the king, saying, Behold Na- the fifth part unto Pharaoh; and the earth take custom or tribute than the prophet. And when he four parts shall be your own, for of their own children, or of was come in before the king, he seed of the field, and for your strangers? Peter saith unto him,

of bowed himself before the king food, and for them of your house- strangers. Jesus saith anto with his face to the ground. Then holds, and for food for your little him, Then are the children free. Bath-sheba bowed with her face ones. And they said, Thou hast Matth. xxil, 17-21. Tell us there to the earth, and did reverence to saved oar lives: let us find grace fore, What thinkest thou? Is it the king, and said, Let my lord in the sight of my lord, and we lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, king David live for ever.

will be Pharaoh's servants. or not? But Jesus perceived their Ezek. xlvi, 12. Now when the 2 Kings xv, 19, 20. And Pal the wickedness, and said, Why tempt

Shew me prince shall prepare a voluntary king of Assyria came against the ye me, ve hypocrites

The tribute-money. And they burnt-offering, or peace-offerings land: and Menahem gave Pul a voluntarily unto the Lord, one thousand talents of silver, that his bronght unto him a penny. And shall then open him the gate that hand might be with him to con

he saith unto them, Whose is this looketh toward the east, and he firm the kingdom in his hand. image and superscription? They shall prepare bis burnt-offering and Menahem exacted the money say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith and his peace-offerings, as he did of Israel, even of all the mighty he unto them, Render therefore on the sabbath-day: then he shall men of wealth, of each man fifty unto Cesar the things which are go forth; and after his going shekels of silver, to give to the Cesars; and unto God the things forth one shall shut the gate.

king of Assyria: so the king of that are God's.

Assyria turned back, and stayed Luke il, 1-3. And it came to Dan. V, 10. Now the queen, by not there in the land.

pass in those days, that there went reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the

2 Kings xxiii, 35. And Jehoia-out a decree from Cesar Augustus,

kim gave the silver and the gold that all the world should be taxed. banquet - house; and the queen to Pharoah; but he taxed the land (And this taxing was first made spako, and said, 9 king, live for to give the money, according to when Cyrenius was, governor of ever: let not thy thoughts trouble the

commandment of Pharoah: he Syria. And all went to be taxed, thee, nor let thy countenance be changed.

exacted the silver and the gold of every one into bis own city.

the people of the land, of every Rom. xiii,6,7. For, for this cause Dan, vi, 6, 21. Then thiese pre- one according to his taxation, to pay ye tribute also for they are sidents and princes assembled give it unto Pharaoh-nechoh.

God's ministers, attending contogether to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live

Ezra fv, 20. There have been tinually upon this very thing. for ever. Then said Daniel unto mighty kings also over Jerusalem, Render therefore to all their dues: the king, O king, live for ever.

which have ruled over all coun- tribute to whom tribute is due;

tries beyond the river, and toll, custom to whom custom; fear to Acts xxvi, 26. For the king tributo, and custom, was paid unto whom fear; honour to whom

honour. kuoweth of these things, before tbem. whom also I speak freely: for I am Neh. V, 14, 15. Moreover, from persuaded that none of these the time that I was appointed to

TAX GATHERING. things are hidden from him; for be their governor in the land of 1 Kings xii, 18. Then king Dis thing was not done in a cor- Judah, from the twentieth year Rehoboam sent Adoram, who was ner,

even unto the two and thirtieth l over the tribute; and all Israel

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stoped him with stones, that he , of all the kings of Arabia, and of tillage of the ground was Ezri the died: therefore king Rehoboam the governors of the country. son of Chelub: And over the vinemado speed to get him up to his

2 Chron. xxxii, 23. And many

yards was Shimei the Ramathite: chariot, to flee to Jerusalem. brought gifts unto the Lord to

over the increase of the vineyards Luke lii, 12, 13. Then came also Jerusalem, and presents to Heze- the Shiphmite: And over the

for the the wine-cellars was Zabdi publicans to be baptized, and said kiah king of Judah; so that he unto him, Master, what shall we wag magnified in the sight of all that were in the low plains was

olive-trees and the sycamore-trees do? And he said unto them, Ex-nations from thenceforth.

Baal-hanan the Gederite: and act no more than that which is appointed you.

over the cellars of oil rcas Joash: Luke v, 27, 28. And after these shall be for the prince on the one Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite.

Ezek. xlv, 7, 8. And a portion and over the herds that fed in things he went forth, and saw a side and on the other side of the and over the herds that were in publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said oblation of the holy portion, and the valleys was Shaphat the sou unto him, Follow me. And he left the oblation of the holy portion, was Obil the Ishmaelite: and over

of the possession of the city, before of Adlai: Over the camels also all, rose up, and followed him.

and before the possession of the the assos was Jendelah the MeLake xix, 2. And, behold, there city, from the west side westward, ronothite: And over the flocks

named Zaccheus, and from the east side eastward; was Jaziz the Hagerite. All these which was the chief among the and the length shall be over were the rulers of the substance publicans, and he was rich.

against one of the portions, from which was king David's.
the west border unto the east

border. In the land shall be Isa. iii, 14. 15. The LORD will his possession in Israel: and my Job xii, 17. He leadeth counselenter into judgment with the princes shall no more oppress my lors away spoiled, and maketh ancients of his people, and the people; and the rest of the land the judges fools. princes thereof: for ye have eaten shall they give to the house of up the vineyard; the spoil of the Israel according to their tribes.

18a. I, B. And I will restore thy poor is in your houses. What

judges as at the first, and thy mean ye that yo beat my people

Ezek. xlvi, 16, 17. Thus saith counsellors as at the beginning: to pieces, and grind the faces of the Lord God, If the prince give afterward thou shalt be called, the poort saith the Lord God of a gift unto any of his sons, the in- The city of righteousness, The hosts.

heritance thereof shall be his faithful city. 180. xxxiii, 18. Thine heart shall sons'; it shall be their possession

Isa. iii, 2, 3. The mighty man, meditate terror.

Where is the by inheritance. But if he give a and the man of war, the judge, and scribe ? where is the receiver ? gift of his inheritance to one of the prophet, and the prudent, and where is he that counted the his servants, then it shall be his the ancient, The captain of nifty,

to the year of liberty; after it shall and the honourable man, and the towers?

return to the prince: but his in-counsellor, and the cunning artiIsa Is, 17. For brass I will bring heritance shall be his sons, for ficer, and the eloquent orator. gold, and for iron I will bring them. silver, and for wood brass, and for stones iron; I will also make Ezek. xlviii, 21, 22. And the re- OFFICERS OF STATE. thy officerg peace, and thine exacsidue shall be for the prince, on

2 Sam. viii, 16, 17. And Joab, tors righteousness.

the one side and on the other of the son of Zeruiah, was over the Ezek. xlv, 9. Thus saith the the holy oblation, and of the pos- host; and Jehoshaphat, the son of Lord God, Let it suffice you, o session of the city, over against Ahilud, was recorder; And Zadok, princes of Israel: remove violence

the five and twenty thousand of the son of Abitub, and Abimelech, and spoil, and execute judgment the oblation toward the east bor- the son of Abiathar, were the and justice, take away your exac-der, and westward over against priests; and Seraial was the

the five and twenty thousand tions from my people, saith the

scribe. toward the west border, over Lord God. against the portions for the

2 Sam. XX, 24-26. And Adoram Ezek. xlvi, 18. Moreover, the prince: and it shall be the holy was over the tribute; and Jehoprince shall not

take of the oblation; and the sanctuary of the shaphat the son of Ahilud was people's inheritance by oppres- house shall be in the midst there-recorder; And Sheba was scribe; sion, to thrust them out of their of. Moreover, from the posses- and Zadok and Abiathar were the possession: but he shall give his sion of the Levites, and from the priests; And Ira also the Jairite, sons inheritance out of his own possession of the city, being in the was a chief ruler about David. possession; that my people be not midst of that which is the prince's, 1 Ohron. xxvii, 32, 33. Also Jonscattered every man from his between the border of Judah and athan David's uncle was a coun. possession.

the border of Benjamin, shall be sellor, a wise man, and a scribe: for the prince.

and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni ROYAL REVENUE AND

was with the king's sons: And LANDS.

MANAGERS OF REVENUE. Ahithophel was the king's coun1 Sam. x, 27. But the children Gen. xli, 33. Now therefore let sellor: and Hushai the Archite was of Belial said, How shall this man Pharaoh look out a man discreet the king's companion, 83 ve uus? And they despised him, and wise, and set him over the

2 Chron. X, 5, 6. And he said and brought him no presents: buí land of Egypt.

unto them, Come again unto me he held his peace.

1 Chron. xxvii, 25-31. And over

after three days. And the people 1 Kings X, 14, 15. Now the the king's treasures was Azmay. departed. And king Rehoboamn

took counsel with the old men weight of gold' that came to eth the son of Adiel: and over the Solomon in one year was six storehouses in the fields, in the that had stood before Solomon his hundred threescore and six talents cities, and in the villages, and in

father while he yet lived, saying, ol gold. Besides that he had of the castles, was Jehonathan the

What counsel give ye me to return the merchant-men, and of the son of Uzziah : And over them answer to this people ? traffic of the spice-merchants, and I that did the work of the field for 2 Kings xviii, 18. And when

they had called to the king, there Neh. vi, 17, 18. Moreover, in

LOYALTY. came out to them Eliakim the son those days the nobles of Judah 1 Sam. xxiv, 4-7, 9, 12, 13. Apl of Hilkiah, which was over the sent many letters unto Tobiah, the men of David said unto bim, nousehold, and Shebna the scribe, and the letters of Tobial came

Behold the day of which the Los and Joah 'the son of Asaph the unto them. For there were many said unto thee, Behold, I will de recorder.

in Judah sworn unto him, because liver thine enemy into thine bani Esther 1, 13, 14. Then the king he was the son-in-law of Shec

that thou mayest do to him as it said to the wise men, whiclı knew haniah the son of Arah: and his shall seem good unto thee. Thea the times, (for so was the king's son Johanan had taken the daugh- David arose, and cut off the skin manner toward all that knew law ter of Meshullam tho

son of of Saul's robe privily. And it and judgment: And the next unto Berechiah.

came to pass afterward, that him wus Carshena, Shethar, Ad

Esther ix, 3. And all the rulers David's heart smote bim, because matha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, of the provinces, and the lieuten. he had cut off suulis skirt. And and Memucan, the seven princes ants, and the deputies, and officers

he said unto his men, The Lo of Persia and Media, which saw of the king, helped the Jews; be

forbid that I should do this thing the king's face, and which sat the cause the fear of Mordecai fell

unto my master, the LORD's first in the kingdoin?

anointed, to stretch forth mine upon them, Nehem. ix, 4. Then stood up upon P3. lxviii, 27. There is little anointed of the Lord. So David

hand against him, seeing he is the the stairs, of the Levites, Jeshua, Benjamin with their ruler, the stayed his servants with these and Bani, Kadmiel, Shebaniah, princes of Judah and their council, words, and suffered them not to Bunni, Sherebiah, Bani, and Che-line princes of Zebulun, and the rise against Saul. But Saul rose nani, and cried with a loud voice princes of Naphtali. unto the LORD their God.

up out of the cave, and went co

Isa. xiii, 2. Lift ye up a banner his way. And David said to Saul, NOBILITY AND GOVERNORS. I upon the high mountain, exalt the Wherefore heurest thou men's

voice unto them, shake the hand, words, saying, Behold, David Judges v, 9, 13. My heart is to. ward the governory of Israel, of the nobles. that they may go into the gates seeketh thiy hurt? The LOED

judge between me and thee, and that offered themselves willingly among the people. Bless ye the

Isa. xxxiv, 12. They shall call

the Lord avenge me of thee; but the nobles thereof to the kingdom,

mine hand shall not be upon thee. LORD. Then he made him that

As saith but none shall be there, and all remaineth have dominion over

the proverb of the the nobles among the people: the her princes shall be nothing.

ancients, Wickedness proceedeth

from the wicked: but mine hand LORD made me have dominion Jer. xiii, 18. Say unto the king, shall not be upon thee. over the mighty.

and to the queen, Humble your1 Kings xv, 13. And also Maachah selves, sit down; for your princi- said tv Abishai, Destroy him not

1 Sam. xxvi, 9-11, 23, And David his mother, even her he removed palities shall come down, cuen the

for who from being queen, because she crown of your glory.

can stretch forth his had made an idol in a grove; aud

bund against the Lord's anointed, Jer. xxx, 21. And their nobles and be guiltless?

David said Asa destroyed her idol, and burnt shall be of themselves, and their furthermore, As the Lord liveth, it by the brook Kidron.

governor shall proceed from the the Lord shall smite him; or his 1 Kings xxi, 7, 8, 11. And Jeze- midst of them; and I will cause day shall come to die; or he shall bel his wife said unto him, Dost him to draw near, and he shall descend into battle, and peristi thou now govern the kingdom of approach unto me: for who is this The Lord forbid that I should Israel? Arise, and eat bread, and that engaged his heart to approach stretch mine hand against let thine heart be merry: I will unto me? saith the LORD.

the Lond's anointed: but, I pray give thee the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite. So she wrote spirit lifted me up, and brought cruse of water, and let us go. The

Ezek. xi, 1, 2. Moreover, the thee, take thou now the spear

that is at his bolster, and the letters in Alab's name, and sealed me unto the east gate of the them with his seal, and sent the Lord's house, which looketh east

LORD render to every man huis letters unto the elders and to the ward: and bébold at the door of righteousness and his faithfulness pobles that were in his city, dwell- the gate five and twenty, men; my hand to-day, but I would not

for the LORD delivered thee into ing with Naboth. And the men

among whom I saw Jaazaniah the of his city, even the elders and son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son

stretch forth inine hand against the nobles who were the inhabit of Benaiah, princes of the people

the LORD's anointed. ants in his city, did as Jezebel lad | Then said he unto me, Son of

2 Sam. xix, 7-12, 14-17, 41-43. Bent unto them, and as it was man, these are the men' that de- Now therefore arise, so forth, and written in the letters which she vise mischief, and give wicked speak comfortably unto thy seri bud sent unto them, counsel in this city.

vants: for I swear by the Lord, if 1 Kings xxii, 47. There was then

thou go not forth, there will not no king in Edom: a deputy was

tarry one with theetbis night; and

VI. king

that will be worse unto tbee than TREASONS AND REVOLU. all the evil that befell thee from 2 Kings xxv, 22. And as for the people that remained in the land

TIONS.

thy youth until now. Then the of Judah, whom Nebuchadnezzar

REBELLION FORBIDDEN.

king arose, and sat in the gate. king of Babylon had left, even

And they told unto all the people, over them he made Gedalláh the as the sin of witchcraft, and stub- in the gate. And all the people

1 Sam. xv, 23. For rebellion is saying, Behold, the king doth sit son of Abikam, the son of Shap- boroness is as iniquity and idolhan, ruler. atry: because thou hast rejected had fled, every man to his tent.

came before the king, for Israel Ezra viii, 36. And they deliver the word of the Lord, he hath And all the people were at strife ed the king's commissions unto also rejected thee from being king. throughout all the tribes of Israel

, the king's lieutenants, and to the Prov. xvii, 11. An evil man saying, The king saved us out of governors on this side the river; seeketh only rebellion; therefore the hand of our enemies, and he and they furthered the people, a cruel messenger shall be sent delivered us out of the hand of and the house of God. against him.

the Philistines; and now he is fled

ont of the land for Absalom. And Saul said unto all his servants in the book of the records of thy Absalom, whom we anointed over that stood about him, Hear now, fathers: so shalt thou find in the us, is dead in battle: now there- ye Benjamites; will the son of book of the records, and know, fore why speak ye pot a word of Jesse give every one of you fields that this city is a rebellious city, bringing the king back? And and vineyards, and make you all and hurtful unto kings and king David sent to Zadok and to captains of thousands, and cap- provinces, and that they have Abiathar the priests, saying, Speak tains of hundreds; That all of you moved sedition within the same unto the elders of Judah, saying, have conspired against me, and of old time; for which cause was Why aro ye the last to bring the there is none that sheweth me this city destroyed. We certify king back to his house? seeing the that my sop hath made a league the king, that if this city be speech of all Israel is come to the with the son of Jesse; and there is builded again, and the walls king, eren to his house. Ye are none of you that is sorry for me, thereof set up, by this means thou my brethren, ye are my bones and or sheweth unto me that my son shalt have no portion on this side my flesh: wherefore then are ye hath stirred up my servant against the river. Then sent the king an the last to bring back the king? me, to lie in wait, as at this day? answer unto Rehum the chanAnd he bowed the heart of all the | Then the king sent to call Alime- cellor, and to Shimshai the scribe, men of Judah, even as the heart of lech the priest, the son of Abitub, and to the rest of their companone man; so that they sent this and all his father's house, the ions that dwell in simaria andunto trord unto the king, R turn thoui, priests that were in Nob: and the rest beyond the river, Peace, and all thy servants. So the king they came all of them to the king, and at such a time. The letter returned, and carne to Jordan. And Saul said, Hear now, thou which ye sent unto us hath been And Judah came to Gilgal, to go son of Abitub. And he answered, plainly read before me. And I to meet the king, to conduct the Here I am, my lord. And Saul commanded, and search hath king over Jordan. And Shimei said unto him, Why have ye con- been made, and it is found that the son of Gera, a Benjamite, spired against me, thou and the this city of old time hath made which ras of Bahurim, hasted and son of Jesse. Then Ahime- | insurrection against kings, and came down with the men of lech answered the king, and said, that rebellion and sedition have Judah to meet king David. And And who is so faithful among all been made therein. there were a thousand men of thy servants as David, which is

Neh. vi, 6. 7. Wherein was Benjamin with him, and Ziba the the king's son-in-law, and goeth written, It is reported among the servant of the house of Saul, and at thy bidding, and is honourable heathen, and Gashmu saith it, his fifteen sons and his twenty in thine house? Did I then be that thou and the Jews think to servants with bim; and they went gin to enquire of God for him? be rebel: for which cause thou buildover Jordan before the king. And, it far from me: let not the king est the wall, that thou mayest behold, all the men of Israel came impute any thing unto his ser- be their king, according to these to the king, and said unto the vant, nor to all the house of my words. And thou hast also apking, Why have our brethren, the father for thy servant men of Judahı, stolen thee away, nothing of all this, less or more linee at Jerusalem, saying, There

knew pointed prophets to preach of and have brought the king and And the king said, Thou shalt is a king in Judah: and now shall his household, and all David's men surely die, Alimelech, thou, and it be reported to the king accordwith him, over Jordan? And all all thy father's house.

ing to these words. Come now the men of Judah answered the men of Israel, Because the king

2 Chron. xxiii, 12, 13. Now, therefore, and let us take counsel és near of kin to us: wherefore

when Athaliah heard the noise of together. then be ye angry for this matter? the people running and praising Amos vil, 9-11. And the high have we eaten at all of the king's the kiug, she came to the people places of Isaac shall be desolate, costi or hath he given us any gitt? into the house of tho LORD: And and the sanctuaries of Israel shali And the men of Israel answered she looked, and, behold, the king be laid waste;and I will rise against the men of Judah, and said, We stood at bis pillar at the entering the house of Jeroboam with the have ten parts in the king, and we

in, and the princes and the trum- sword. Then Amaziah, the priest have also moro right in David pets by the king; and all the of Peth-el, sent to Jeroboam king than ye: why then did ye despise people of the land rejoiced, and of Israel, saying. Amos hath conns, that our advice should not be sounded with trumpets; also the spired against thee in the midst first had in bringing back our

singers with instruments of of the house of Israel: the land is king? And the words of the men musick, and such as taught to not able to bear all his words.

Then Athaliah rent of Judah were fiercer than the sing praise.

For thus Amoy saith, Jeroboam words of the men of Israel.

her clothes, and said, Treason, shall die by the sword, and Israel treason!

shall surely bo led away captive 2 Sam, xx, 11. And one of Joab's

out of their own land. men stood by him, and said, He Ezra iv, 12-19. Be it known that favoureth Joab, and he that unto the king, that the Jews is for David, let him go after Joab, which came up from thee to us

INSTANCES OF TREASON. 1 Kings 1, 49. And all the guests are come unto Jerusalem, build- Num. xvi, 1-3. Now Korah the that were with Adonijah were ing the rebellious and the bad son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, afraid, and rose up, and went city, and have set up the walls the son of Levi; and Dathun and every man his way.

thureof, and joined the founda- | Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and On, tions. Be it known now unto the the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben,

king, that if this city be builded, took men: And they rose up be2 Sam. xvi, 16. And it came to and the walls set up again, then fore Moses, with certain of the pass, when Hushai the Archite, will they not pay toll, tribute, and children of Israel, two hundred David's friend, was come unto custom, and so thou shalt en- and fifty princes of the assembly, Absalom, that Husbai said unto dainage the revenue of the kings. famous in the congregation, men Absalom. God save the king, God Now, because we have Inain- of renown. And they gathered save the king.

tenance from the king's palace, themselves together against

and it was not meet for us to see Moses and against Aaron, and FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF

the king's dishonour, therefore said unto them, Ye take too much TREASON.

have we sent and certified the upon you, seeing all the congrega1 Sam. xxii, 7, 8, 11-16. Then 'king, That search may mad tion are holy, every one of them,

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