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anto me: but give mo the damsel unto his brother a name in Israel, I have an issue, and her issue in her to wife.

he will not perform the duty of flesh be blood, she shall be put Josh. xv, 18, 19. And it came :o my husband's brother. Then tie apart seven days; and whosoever pass, as she came unto him, that elders of his city shall call him, toucheth her shall be unclean she moved him to ask of her fa

and speak unto him; and if he until the even. And every thing ther a field; and she lighted off stand to it, an i siy, I like not to that she lieth upon in her separher ass; and Culeb suid unto her, take her; Then shall his brother's ation shall be unclean; everything What wouldest thou? Who an- wife come unto him in the pres- also that she sitteth upon shall be swered, Give me a blessing; for

ence of the elders, and loose bis unclean. And whosoever toncheth thou hast given me a south land; Shoe from off his foot, and spit in her bed shall wash his clothes, give me also springs of water.

his face, and shall answer and and bathe himself in water, and be And he gave her the upper siy, So shall it be done into that unclean until the even. And whosprings,andthe nether springs.

man that will not build up his soever toucheth any thing that

brother's house. 1 Kings ix, 16.

And his name she sat upon shall wash his clothes, For Pharaoh king of Lgypt had gone up, and house of him that hath His shive be unclean until the even. And

shall be called in Israel, The and bathe himself in water, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with loosed.

if it be on her bed, or on any thing fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for

Ruth iv,5,6.10 11. Then said Boaz, whereon she sitteth, when he a present unto his daughter, Solo- What day thou buyest the held toucheth it, he shall be unclean mon's wife. of the hand of Naomi, thou must

until the even. And if any man Hosea iii, 2. So I bought her to

buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, lie with her at all, and her Bowers me for fifteen pieces of silver, and

the wife of the dead, to raise up be upon him, lie shall be unclean for an homer of barley, and an

the name of the dead upon his seven days; and all the bed wherehalf-homer of barley.

inheritance. And the kinsman on he lieth shall be unclean. And said, I cannot redeem it for mye if a woman have an issue of her

self, lest I mar mine own inherit. blood many days ont of the time 2 Cor. xii 14. Dehold, the third anco: redeem thou my right to of her separation, or if it run betime I am ready to come to you; thyself; for I cannot redeem it. yond the time of her separation; and I will not be burdensonie to Moreover, Ruth the Moabitres,

all the days of the issne of her you: for I seek not yours, but you: the wife of Mahlon, huve I pur- uncleanness shall be as the days of for the children ought not to lay chased to be my wife, to raise up her separation : she shall be un

clean. up for the parents, but the parents the name of thie dead upon his

Every bed whereon she for the children.

Daheritance, that the name of the lieth all the days of her issue shall dead be not cut off from among

be unto her as the bed of her MARRIAGE OF BROTHER'S his brethren, and from the gate separation: and whatsoever she WIDOW. of his place: ye are witnesses this sitteth upon shall be unclean, as

the une canness of her separation. Gen. xxxviil, 8, 11, 13 14. And day. And all the people that were in the gate, and the elders, said, things shall be unclean, and shall

And whosoever toucheth those Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto

We are witnesses. thy brother's wife, and marry her,

wash his clothes, and bathe himand raise up seed to thy brother.

Luke xx, 28-33. Saying, Master, self in water, and be unclean until Then said Judah to Tamar his Moses wrote unto us, If any the even. But if she be cleansed of daughter-in-law, Remain a widow

man's brother die, baving a wife, her issue, then she shall number at thy father's house, till Shelah and he die without children, that

to herself seven days, and after my son be grown: (for he said, his brother should tako his wife, that she shall be clean. And on Lest peradventure he die also, as

and raiso up seed unto his bro- the eighth day she shall take unto his bretliren did.)

ther. There were therefore seven her two turtles, or two young

And Tamar went and dwelt in her father's brethren; and the first took a wife, I pigeons, and bring them intotho house. And it was told Tamar, and died without children. And priest, to the door of the tabersaying, Behold thy father-in-law

The second took her to wife, and I nacle of the congregation. And goeth up to Timnath to shear his

he died childless. And the third the priest shall uller the one for sheep. And she put her widow's took her; and in like manner the

a sin-offering, and the other for garments off from her, and cover

seven also: and they left no chiled her with a vail, and wrapped dren, and died. Last of all the shall make an atonement for her

a burnt-offering; and the priest herself, aud sat in an open place,

woman died also. Therefore in before the Lord for the issue of which is by the way to Timnath; them is she? for seven had her to separate the children of Israel

the resurrection whose wife of her uncleanness. Thus shall se for she saw that Shelah was

wile. grown, and she was not given

from their uncleanness; that they to him to wife.

MISCELLANEOU S.

die not in their uncleanness, when Deut. XXV, 5-10. If brethren

they detile my tabernacle that is

Gen. xviii, 11. Now Abraham among them. This is the law of dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of stricken in age; and it ceased to whose seed goeth from him, and

and Sarah were old, and well him that hath an issue, and of him the dead shall not marry without

be with Sarali after the manner is d lled therewith; And of her unto a stranger: her husband's

of women. brother shall go in unto her, and

that is sick of her flowers, and of take her to him to wife, and per

Gen. xxxi, 34, 35. Now Rachel hin that hath an issue, of the man, form the duty of an husband's had taken the images, and put and of the woman, and of him that brother unto her. And it shall be, them in the camel's furniture, and lieth with her that is unclean.

And Laban that the first - born which she sat upon them.

Lev. xx, 18. And if a man shall beareth shall succeed in the name searched all the tent, but fouud lie with a woman having her sickof his brother which is dead, that them not. And she said to herness, and shall uncover her nakedHis name be not put out of Israel. father, Let it not displease my nese, he hath discovered her And if the man like not to take lord that I cannot rise up before fountain, and she hath uncovered his brother's wife, then let his thee; for the custom of women is the fountain of her blood: and brother's wife go up to the gate upon me. And he searched, but both of them shall be cut off from unto the elders, and say, My hus. I found not the images.

among their people. banu's brother retusetu to raise up Lev. XV, 19-33. And if a woman Deut. xxii, 13-20. If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, the captives a beautiful woman, the people of these abominations? and hate her, And give occasions and hast a desire unto her, that wouldest not thon be angry with of speech against her, and bring thou wouldest have her to thy us till thou hadst consumed us, so up an evil name upon her, and wife. And she shall put the raid that there should be no remuant say, I took this woman, and weer ment of her captivity from off her. nor escaping? O LORD God of I came to her, I found her not a and shall remain intbinehouse,and Israel, thou art righteous; for we maid: Then shall the father of bewail her father and her mother remain yet escaped, as it is this the damsel, and her mother, take a full month; and after that thou day: behold, we are before thee and bring forth the tokens of shalt go in unto her, and be her in our trespasses; for we cannot the damsel's virginity unto the husband, and she shall be thy stand before thee because of this. elders of the city in the gate: And wife. And it shall be, if thou have

Ezra x, 18, 19, 44. And among the damsel's father shall say unto no delight in her, then thou shalt

the sons of the priests there were the elders, I gave my daughter let her go whither she will; but

found that had taken strange unto this man to wife, and he thou shalt not sell her at all for hateth her; And, lo, he hath money, thou shalt not make mer

wives namely, of the sons of

Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and given occasions of speech against chandise of her, because thou

his brethren; Maaseiah, her, saying, I found not thy daligh- hast humbled her ter a maid; and yet these are the

Eliezer, and Jarib, and Gedaliab.

Josh, xxiii, 12, 13. Else, if ye do And they gave their hands that tokens of my daughter's virginity: in any wise go back, and cleave they would put away their wives And they shall spread the cloth unto the remnant of these nations, and, being guilty, they offered a before the elders of the city. And even these that remain among ram of the flock for their trespass. the elders of that city shall take you, and shall make marriges with All these had taken strange wives: that main and chastise bim; Andihem, and go in unto them, and and some of them had wires by they shall amerce him in an hun

they to you: Know for a certainty, whom they had children. dred shekels of silver; and give them that the Lord your God will no unto the father of the damsel, be

Neh. x, 30. And that we would more drive out any of these nacause he hath bronght up an evil tions from before you; but they people of the land, nor take their

not give our daughtery unto the name upon a virgin of Israel; and shall be snares and traps unto she shall be his wife: he may not you, and scourges in your sides,

daughters for our sons. put her away all his days. But and thorns in your eyes, until ye

Nch. xiii, 23-28. In those days if this thing be true, and the perish from of this good land also saw I Jews that had married tokens of virginity be not found which the LORD your God hath wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and for the damsel. given you.

of Moab : And their children Isa, xxx, 22. Ye shall defile also

Judges iii, 5, 6. And the child spake half in the speech of Ashthe covering of thy graven images dren of Israel dwelt among the dod, and could not speak in the of silver, and the ornament of thy Canaanites, Hittites, and Amo

Jews' language, but according to inolten images of gold: thou shalt rites, and Perizzites, and Hivites,

the language of each people. And cast them away as a menstruous and 'Jebusites: And they took cursed them and smote certain of

I contended with them, and cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get their daughters to be their wives them, and plucked off their hair, thee hence.

and gave their daughters to their and made them swear by God, Lam, i, 17. Zion spreadeth forth sons, and served their gods.

saying, Ye shall not give your her hands, and there is none to

Ezra ix, 1,2, 12-15. Now, when daughters unto their sons, nor comfort her: the LORD hath com

these things were done, the take their daughters unto your manded concerning Jacob, that his adversaries should be round princes came to me, saying, The sons, or for yourselves. Did not about him: Jerusalem is, as a and the Levites, have not separat. these things? yet among many

people of Israel, and the priests, Solomon king of Israel sin by menstruous woman among them.

ed themselves from the people nations was there no king like Ezek. xviii, 6. And liath not of the lands, doing according to him, who was beloved of his God, eaten upon the mountains, neither their abominations, eren of the and God made him king over all hath lifted up his eyes to the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Israel: nevertheless even him did idols of the house of Israel, neither Perizzites, the Jebusites, the Am- outlandish women cause to sin. hath defiled his neighbour's wife, monites, the Moabites, the Egyp- Shall we then hearken unto you neither hath come near to a men- tians, and the Amorites. For they to do all this great evil, to transstruous woman.

have taken of their daughters for gress against our God, in marry. Luk. xxli, 10. In thee have they themselves, and for their sons; so ing strange wives? And one of discovered their father's naked that the holy seed have mingled the sons of Joiada, the son of ness; in thee have they bumbled themselves with the people of Eliashib the high priest, was sonher that was bet apart for pollu- those lands: yea, the hand of the in-law to Sanballat the Horonite; Lion.

princes and rulers have been chief therefore I chased him from me. Exek. xxxvi, 17. Son of man, in this trespass. Now therefore

Mal. il, 11, 12. Judah hath dealt when the house of Israel dwelt in give not your daughters unto their own land, they defiled it by their sons, neither take their lion is committed in Israel and in

treacherously, and an abominatheir own way, and by their do- daughters unto your sons, nor ings, their way was before me as seek their peace or their wealth Jerusalem; for Judah hath pro

faned the holiness of the LORD the uncleanness of a removed for ever; that ye may be strong, which he loved, and hath married

and eat the good of the land, and the daughter of a strange god. woman,

leave it for an inheritance to your The LORD will cut off the man

children for ever. And after all RESTRICTIONS UNDER JEW.

that doeth this, the master and that is come upon us for our evil the scholar, out of the tabernacles ISH LAW.

deeds, and for our great trespass of Jacob, and him that offereth an Deut. xxi, 10, 11, 13, 14. When seeing that thou our God hast thou goest forth to war against punished ns less than our iniqui- offering unto the Lord of hosts. thine enewies, and the LORD thy ties deserve, and hast given us God hath delivered them into such deliverance as this; Should DUTIES OF HUSBANDS. thine hands, and thou hust taken wo again break thy command. Prov. V, 15-19. Drink waters ont them captive, Aud seest among I ments, and join in affinity with l of thine own cistern; and running

Own

Waters out of thino own well. I come abroad unto all women, 80, not the word, they also may Let thy fountains be dispersed that they shall despise their bus- without the word be won by thie abroad, and rivers of waters in bands in their eyes, when it shall conversation of the wives; Whilo thy streets. Let them be only be reported, The king Ahasuerus they behold your chaste converthine own, and not strangers' commanded Vashti the queen to sation coupled with fear. For with thee.' Let thy fountain be be brought in before him, but she after this manner in the old time blessed; and rejoice with the wife came not. Likewise shall the the holy women also, who trusted of thy youth. Let her be as the ladies of Persia and Media say in God, adorned themselves, beloving hind and pleasant roe; let this day unto all the king's princes, ing in subjection unto their own her breasts satisfy thee at all which have heard of the deed of husbands: Even as Sarah obeyed times; and be thou ravished al. the queen. Thus shall there arisc Abraham, calling him lord: whose ways with her love.

too much contempt and wrath. daughters ye are as long as ye do Prov. xi. 17, 29. The merciful IT it please the king, let there go a well, and are not afraid with any man doeth good to his own soul: royal commandment from him, amazement. but he that is cruel troubleth his and let it be writtten among the

Titus ii, 4, 5. That they may own nesh. He that troubleth his laws of the Persians and the teach the young women to be cwn house shall inherit the wind; Medes, that it be not altered, That sober, to love their husbands, to and the fool shall be servant to the Vashti come no more before king love their children. To be diswise of heart.

Abasnerus; and let the king give creet, chaste, keepers at home, Eccles xi, 9. Live joyfully with her royal estate unto another that good, obedient to their own hus? the wife whom thou lovest all the is better than she. And when the band, that the word of God be not days of the life of thy vanity, make, shall be published through.

king's decree, which he shall blasphemed. which he hath given thee under out all his empire, (for it is great,) the son, all the days of thy vanity: all the wives shall give to their

Gen. xvi, 6. But Abram said for that is thy portion in this life, husbands honour, both to great thy haud: do to her as it pleaseth

unto Sarai, Behold, thy maid is in and in thy labonr which thou and small. And the saying pleas; takest under the sun.

thee. And when Sarai dealt ed the king and the princes: and gay, brethren, the time is short: it of Memucan. 1 Cor: vil , 29, 33. But this, I the king did according to the word hardly with her, she fled from her

face, reinaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had

Ps. xlv, 10. Hearken, o daugh. Abraham, Let it not be grievous

Gen. xxi, 12. And God said unto none; But he that is married ter, and consider, and incline

in thy sight because of the lad, careth for the thin's that are of thine ear; forget also thine own

and because of thy bond-woman; the world, how he may please his people, and thy father's house.

in all that Sarah hath said unto wife.

1 Cor. xi, 8, 9. For the man is thee, hearken unto her voice; for

not of the woman; but the woman Eph. v, 28, 33. So ought men to

in Isaac shall thy seed be called, of the man. Neither was the man love their wives as their

1 Sam. XXV, 19, 26. And she bodies: he that loveth his wife created for the woman; but the

said unto her servants, Go on loveth himself. Nevertheless, let woman for the man.

before me; behold, I come after every one of you in particular so 1 Cor. xiv, 34, 35. Let your you. But she told not her huslove his wife even as bimself; and

women keep silence in the band Nabal. Now therefore, my the wife see that she reverence churches: for it is not permitted lord, as the Lord liveth, and as her husband.

unto them to speak; but they are thy soul liveth, seeing the LORD Çol, ill, 19. Husbands, love your commanded to be under obedi- hath withholden thee from comwives, and be not bitter against if they will learn any thing, let avenging thyself with thine own

ence, as also saith the law.

Anding to shed blood, and from them. 1 Peter iii, 7. Likewise, ye hus for it is a shame for women to they that seek evil to my lord, bo

them ask their husbands at home: hand, now let thine enemies, and bands, dwell with them according speak in the church. to knowledge, giving honour unto

as Nabal, the wife, as unto the weaker ves

Eph. V, 22-24. Wives, submit

Esther i, 10--12. On the seventh sel, and as being heirs together of yourselves unto your own busthe grace of life; that your prayers husband is the head of the wife, bands, as unto the Lord. For the day, when the heart of the king

was merry with wine, he combe not hindered.

manded Mehuman, Biztha, Hareven as Christ is the head of the

bona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, church; and he is the saviour of DUTIES OF THE WIFE. Gen. iii, 16. Unto the woman he is subject unto Christ, so let the the body. Therefore as the church Zethar, Cascas, the seven cham

berlains that served in the presaid, I will greatly multiply thy wives be to their own husbands in sence of Ahasuerus the king, To sorrow and thy conception: in sor

bring Vashti the queen before the every thing. ruw thou shalt bring forth chil.

king with the crown-royal, to dren; and thy desire shall be to

Col. iii, 18. Wives, submit your-show the people and the princes thy husband, and he shall rule selves ninto your own husbands, her beauty; for she was fair to over thee. as it is fit in the Lord.

look on. But the queen Vashti Esther i, 15--21. What shall we 1 Tim. ii, 11-14. Let the woman

refused to come at the king's do unto the queen Vashti accord- learn in silence with all subjec commandment by his chamber

the king ing to law, because she hath nottion. But I suffer not a woman to lains: therefore was performed the commandment of teach, nur to usurp authority very wroth, and his anger burned ile king Ahasuerus by the cham over the man, but to be in silence. in lim. berlains? And Memucan answered For Alam was first formed, then Prov. xxxi, 23. Her husband is before the king and the princes, Eve. And Adam was not de-known in the gates, when he Vashti the queen hath not doneceived; but the woman, being sitieth among the elders of the wrong to this king only, but also deceived, was in the transgres- laud, to all the princes, and to all the sion. people that are in all the pro- 1 Peter ili, 1, 2, 5. 6. Likewise,

GOOD WIVES. vinces of the king Ahasuerus. ye wives, be in subjection to your Gen. XXIV, 67.

And Isaac For this deed of the queen shall Town husbands; tha. if any obey brought her into

his mother

Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah,, he said, Let Asher be blessed with Exod. xix, 15. And he said unto and she became his wife; and he childron; let Lain be acceptable to the people, Be ready against the loved her: and Isaac was comfort- his brethren, and let him dip his thiri duy: como not at your ed after his inother's death, foot in oil.

wives. Prov. xi, 16. A gracious woman Job v, 24. And thou shalt know Lev. xv, 18. The woman also retaineth honour; and strong men that thy tabernacle shall be in with whom man shall lie icith retain riches.

peace, and thou shalt visit thy seed of copulation, they shall both Prov. xviii, 22. Whoso findeth a habitation, and shalt nut sin. bathe themsclres in water, and be

unclean until the even. wife findeth a good thing, and Job xix, 17. My breath is strange obtaineth favour of the LORD.

to my wife, though I entreated 1 Sam, i, 19. And they rose up Prov. xxxi, 10-12, 28--31. Who for the children's sake of mine in the morning early, and wore can find a virtuous woman? for own body.

shipped before the LORD, and her price is far above rubies. The

Ruth ill, 1. Then Naomi, her returned, and came to their house heart of her husband doth safely mother-in-law, said unto her, My to Rumah: and Elkanal knew trust in her, so that he shall have daughter, shall I not seek rest for Hannah his wife; and the LOED no need of spoil. She will do him thee, that it may be well with reinembered hier. good, and not evil, all the days of thee?

1 Sam. xxi, 4, 5. And the priest her life. Her children arise up,

1 Sam. 1, 4. And when the time answered David, and said, There and call her blessed; her husband

was that Elkanal offered, he is no common bread under mine also, and he praiseth her. Many gave to Peninnah his wife, and to hand; but there is hallowed bread, daughters have done virtuously, all her sons and her daughters, if the young men have kept tben. but thou

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portions.

selves at least from women. And Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth Ps. cxviii, 15. The voice of re

David answered the priest, and

suid unto him, or a truth women the Lord, she shall be praised. joicing and salvation is in the

have been kept from us about Give her of the fruit of her hands; tabernacles of the righteous: the and let her own works praise her right hand of the LORD doeth val and the vessels of the young men

these three days, since I came out, in the gates. iantly

are holy, and the bread is in a Ps. cxxviii, 3, 4. Thy wife shall manner common, yea, though BAD WIVES.

be as a fruitful vine by the sides it were sanctified this day in the 2 Sam. vi, 16. And as the ark of of thine house: thy children like vessel. the Lord came into the city of olive plants round about thy table.

2 Sam. xi, 9-11. But Uriah slept David, Michal, Saul's daughter Behold, that thus shall the man looked through a window, and be blessed that feareth the

at the door of the king's house

with all the servants of bis lord, saw king David leaping and LOR).

and went not down to his house. duncing before the LORD; and she Prov. iii, 33. The curse of the And when they had told David, despised him in her heart. LORD is in the house of the wicked: suying, Urialı went not down unto

but he blesseth the habitation of his nonse, David said unto Uriah, 1 Kings xi, 4. For it came to

the just. pass, when Solomon was old, that

Camest thou not from thy journey? his wives turned away his heart

why then didst thou not go down after other gods: and his heart

unto tuine house? And Uriah was not perfect with the Lord his

Gen. iv, 25. And Adam knew said unto David, The ark, and IsGod, as was the heart of David his / his wife again; and she bare a son, rael, and Judah, abide in tents; father.

and called his name Seth: For and my lord Joab, and the ser 1 Kings xxi, 25. But there was God, said she, hath appointed me vants of my lord, are encamped none like unto Ahab, which did another seed instead of Abel, in the open fields; shall I then go sell himself to work wickedness whom Cain slew!

into mine house, to eat and to in the sight of the LORD, whom

Gen, xxix, 21. And Jacob said drink, and to lie with my wife? as Jezebel his wife stirred up. unto Laban, Give me my wife, for thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, Prov. xix, 13. A foolish son 18 go in unto her.

I will not do this thing. my days are fulfilled, that I muy

2 Sam. xii, 24. And David comthe calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are a

Gen. xxx, 15, 16. And she said forted Bath-sheba his wife, and unto her, Is it a small matter that

went in unto her, and lay with continual dropping.

thon hast taken iny husband? and her: and she bare a son, and he Prov. xxi, 9, 19. It is better to wouldest thou take away my called bis name Solomon; and the dwell in a corner of the house-top, son's mandrakes also ? And R. Lord loved him. than with a brawling woman in a chel said, Therefore he shall lie Esther iv, 11. All the king's serwide bouge. It is better to dwell with theo to-night for thy son's vants, and the people of the king's in the ilderness, than with a mandrakes, And Jacob came provinces, do know, that whosocontentious and an angry WO- out of the field in the evening, ever, whether man or woman, man.

and Leah went out to meet him, shall come unto the king into the Prov. xxv, 24. It is better to and said, Thou must come in Inner court, who is not called, dwell in a corner of the house-top:

unto me; for surely I have there is one law of his to put him than with a brawling woman, and hired thee with my son's man- to death, except such to whom in a wide house.

drakes. And he lay with her the king shall hold out the golden that night.

sceptre, that he may live: but I Prov. xxvii, 15, 16. A continual dropping in a very rainy day and

Gen. xxxvili, 1, 2. And it came have not been called to come a contentious woman are alike.

to pass at that time, that Judah in unto the king ihese thirty Whosoever hideth her hideth the

went down from his brethren, days.

and turned in to a certain Adulwind, and the ointment of bis lamite, whose name was Ilirah. render unto the wife due benevo

1 Cor. vii, 3-6. Le: the husband right hand, which bewrayeth ulself.

And Judah saw there a daughter | lence : and likewise also the wite

of a certain Canaanite, whose unto the husband. The wife hath SUNDRIES.

name was Shuab; and he took her, not power of her own body, but Deut. xxxili, 24. And of Asher,' and went in unto her.

the husband, and likewise also the husband hath not power of Jer, XV, 8, 9. Their widows are in thee have they vexed the fahis own body, but the wife. De- increased to me above the sand therless and the widow. fraud ye not one the other, except of the seas: I have brought upon

Acts ix, 39. Then Peter arose it be with consent for a time, that them, against the mother of the and went with them. When he ye may give yourselves to fasting young men, a spoiler at noon

was come, they bronght him into and prayer; and come together day: I have caused him to fall the upper chamber: and all the again, that Satan tempt you not upon it suddenly, and terrors ap- widows stood by him weeping, for your incontinency. But I on the city. She that hath borne and shewing the coats and garspeak this by permission, and not seven languisheth: she hath given ments which Dorcas made while of commandment.

up the ghost; her sun is gone she was with them.

down while it was yet day: she DISSOLUTION OF hath been ashamed and confound

1 Tim. V, 3, 4, 16. Honour wi

dows that are widows indeed. MARRIAGE.

ed; and the residue of them will I
deliver to the sword betore their

But if any widows have children
BY DEATII
enemies, saith the LORD.

or nephews, let them learn first to Rom. vii, 2, 3. For the woman

shew piety at home, and to rewhich hath an husband is bound

Lam. v, 3. We are orphans and quit their parents í for that is by the law to her husband so long fatherless, our mothers are as good and acceptable before God. as he liveth: but if the husband be widows.

If any man or woman that believdead, she is loosed from the law 1 Tim. V, 5, 9, 10. Now she that them, and let not the church be

eth have widows, let them relieve of her husband. So then it, wliile is a widow indeed, and desolate, charged; that it may relieve them her husband liveth, she be mar- trusteth in God, and continueth that are widows indeed. ried to another man, she shall be in supplications and prayers night called an adulteress: but if her and day. Let not a widow be James I, 27. Pure religion and husband be dead, she is free from taken into the number under undefiled' before God and the that law; so that she is no adul- threescore years old, having been Father is this, To visit the futherteress, though she be married to

the wife of one man, Well report- less and widows in their affliction, another man.

ed of for good works; if she have and to keep himself unspotted 1 Cor. vii, 39. The wife is bound brought up children, if she have from the world, by the law as long as her hus-lodged strangers, if she bave band liveth; but if her husband washed the saints' feet, if she have God's CARE OF WIDOWS. be dead, she is at liberty to be relieved the affiicted, if she have

Exod. xxil, 22-24. Ye shall not married to whom she will; only in diligently followed every good affict any widow, or fatherless the Lord. work.

child. If thou afflict them in any

wise, and they cry at all unto me, WIDOWS.

WIDOWS SPECIALLY OBJECTS OF I will surely hear their cry; And Gen, xxxviii, 12, 19. And in pro

SYMPATHY.

my wrath shall wax hot, and I cess of time the daughter of Shuah

will kill you with the sword; and

Jobxxix, 13. The blessing of him Judah's wife died; and Judalı was that was ready to perish came

your wives shall be widows, and comforted, and went up unto his sheep-shearers to Timnath, he

upon me, and I caused the widow's your children fatherless.
heart to sing for joy.

Deut. x, 18. He doth execute and his friend Hirah the Adullam

the judgment of the fatherless ite. And she arose, and went Job xxil, 9-11. Thou hast sent and widow, and loveth the stranaway, and laid by her vail from widows away empty, and the ger, in giving him food and raiher, and put on the garments of arms of the fatherless have been ment. ber widowhood. broken. Therefore enares are

Deut. xxiv. 17, 18. Thou shalt Ruth 1, 3, 5. And Elimelech, round about thee, and sudden

not pervert the judgment of the Naomi's husband, died; and she fear troubleth thee; Or darkness, was left, and her two sons. And that thou canst not see; aud abun stranger, nor of the fatherless,

nor take a widow's raiment to Mahlon and Chilion died also dance of waters cover thee.

pledge: But thou shalt remember both of them; and the woman was Job xxxi, 16-18. If I have with that thou wast a bond - man in left of her two sons and her hus- held the poor from their desire, Egypt, and the LORD thy God band.

or have caused the eyes of the redeemed thee thence : therefore Ruth il, 11, 12. And Boaz an- widow to fail; Or have eaten my I command thee to do this swered and said unto her, It hath morsel myself alone, and the fa- thing. fully been shewed me all that therless hath not eaten thereof; Deut. xxvii, 19. Cursed be he thou hast done unto thy mother. For from my youth he was that perverteth the judgment of in-law since the death of thine brought up with me, as with a the stranger, fatherless, and wihusband; and how thou hast left father, and I have guided her dow: and all the people shall say, thy father and thy mother, and from my mother's womb.

Amen. the land of thy nativity, and art

P3. xciv, 6. They slay the widow P3. Ixviii, 5. A father of the come unto a people which thou and the stranger, and murder the tatherless, and a judge of the knewest not heretofore. The fatherless.

widows, is God in his holy habitaLORD recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the

Isa. liv, 4. Fear not; for thou

tion. LORD God of Israel, under whose shalt not be ashamed; neither be Ps. cxlvi, 9. The LORD preservwings thou art come to trust.

thou confounded; for thou shalt eth the strangers; he relieveth

not be put to shame: for thou shalt the fatherless and widow; but the 1 Kings avi1,9. Arise, get thee to forget the shame of thy youth, way of the wicked he turneth upZarephath, which belongeth to and shalt not remember the re- side down. Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I proach of thy widowhood any have commanded a widow woman more.

Prov. xv, 25. The LORD will dethere to sustain thee.

stroy the house of the proud: but

the Ezek. xxii, 7. In thee have they he will establish the border P3. lxxviii, 64. Their priests fell set light by father and mother, in widow. by the sword; and their widows the midst of thee have they dealt Jer. xlix, 11. Leave thy father. made no lamentation.

by oppression with the stranger; less children, I will preserve them

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