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this parable; A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this

year also, till I shall dig about it,

and dung it: And if it bear fruit,

well; and if not, then after that

thou shalt cut it down.


Luke xiv, 16-24. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a

And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with

one consent began to make excuse.

The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I bave married a wife; and therefore I cannot

come. So that servant came, and

showed his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet

there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

and her neighbours together, say-
ing, Rejoice with me; for I have
found the piece which I had lost.


Luke xv, 8, 9. Either what woman, having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she And it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends

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gether, and took his journey into
a far country, and there wasted
his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there
arose a mighty famine in that
land; and he began to be in want.

that the swine did eat: and no

great supper, and bade many:/ And he went and joined himself thou mayest be no longer stewto a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks man gave unto him. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough, and to spare, and I perish with hunge! I will arise, and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against Heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry: For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they Luke xv, 4-6. What man of you, elder son was in the field: and as began to be merry. Now his having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave he came and drew nigh to the the ninety and nine in the wilder-house, he heard musick and danc

RICH AND POOR. Luke xvi, 19-31. There was certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine llca, and fared sumptuously every day And there was a certain begg named Lazarus, which was laid at ing to be fed with the crumbs his gate full of sores. And desir which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and


bours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

ing. And he called one of the licked his sores. And it came to ness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when servants, and asked what these pass, that the beggar died, and was he hath found it, he layeth it on things meant. And he said unto carried by the angels into Abra his shoulders rejoicing. him, Thy brother is come; and thy ham's bosom: the rich man als? And when he cometh home, he calleth father hath killed the fatted calf, died, and was buried; And in bell together his friends and neigh-because he hath received him sate he lifted up his eyes, being iu to and would not go in: therefore off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And and sound. And he was angry, ments, and seeth Abraliam afr came his father out, and entreat- he cried and said, Father Abr ed him. And he answering said ham, have mercy on me, and send to his father, Lo, these many Lazarus, that he may dip the tip years do I serve thee; neither of his finger in water, and cool my transgressed I at any time thy tongue; for I am tormented in this commandment; and yet thou flame. But Abraham said, Son, never gavest me a kid, that I remember that thou in thy life might make merry with my time receivedst thy good things friends: But as soon as this thy and likewise Lazarus evil things son was come, which hath de- but now he is comforted, and thou voured thy living with harlots, art tormented. And beside all


thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should maks merry, and be glid: for this thy brother was dead, and is alre again; and was lost, and is found.


Luke xvi, 1-8. And he said als

unto his disciples, There was s

certain rich man which had a

steward; and the same was

that be bad And he called

wasted his goods.
cused unto him
him, and said unto him, How is
it that I hear this of thee? give an
account of thy stewardship; for

within himself. What shall I de ard. Then the steward sald for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig, te beg I am ashamed. I am reselfed what to do, that, when I s put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses So he called every one of hi lord's debtors unto him, and sald unto the first, How much owes thou unto my lord? And he said. An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And be said, An hundred measures d wheat. And he said unto him. Take thy bill,and write fourscore. And the lord commended the just steward, because he had dese wisely: for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light,



And it came to pass, that I and the wolf catcheth them, and when he was returned, having re- scattereth the sheep. The hireceived the kingdom, then he ling fleeth, because he is an hirecommanded these servants to be ling, and careth not for the sheep. called unto him to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said likewise to him, Be And thou also over five cities. another came, saying, Lord,behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thon layest not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he Luke xvill, 2--6. Saying, There saith unto him, Out of thine own was in a city a judge, which feared mouth will I judge thee, thou not God, neither regarded man: wicked servant. Thou knewest And there was a widow in that that I was an austere man, taking city; and she came unto him, say-up that I laid not down, and reaping, Avenge me of mine adversary. ing that I did not sow. WhereAnd he would not for a while; but fore then gavest not thou my afterwards he said within himself, money into the bank, that at my Though I fear not God, nor regard coming I might have required man; Yet, because this widow mine own with usury? And he troubleth me, I will avenge her, said unto them that stood by, lest by her continual coming she Take from him the pound, and weary me. And the Lord said, give it to him that hath ten Hear what the unjust judge pounds.



this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.


PHARISEE AND PUBLICAN. Luke xviii, 9--14. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give titles of all that I possess. And the publican,

so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


Ezek. xxxi, 2--13. Son of man,
Pharaoh king of
Speak unto
to his multitude,
Egypt, and
Whom art thou like in thy great-
ness? Behold, the Assyrian was
a cedar in Lebanon with fair
branches, and with a shadowing
shroud, and of an high stature;
and his top was among the thick
boughs. The waters made him
great, the deep set him up on high
with her rivers running round
about his plants, and sent out her
little rivers unto all the trees of
the field. Therefore his height
was exalted above all the trees of
the field, and his boughs were
multiplied, and his branches be-
came long, because of the multi-
tude of waters, when he shot
forth. All the fowls of heaven
made their nests in his boughs,
and under his branches did all
the beasts of the field bring forth
their young, and under his shadow
dwelt all great nations.
was he fair in his greatness, in the
length of his branches: for his
root was by great waters. The
cedars in the garden of God could
not hide him: the fir-trees were
not like his boughs, and the
chesnut-trees were not like his
branches: nor any tree in the
garden of God was like unto him
in his beauty. I have made him
fair by the multitude of his
branches: so that all the trees of
Eden, that were in the garden of
God, envied him. Therefore thus
saith the Lord GOD, Because thou
hast lifted up thyself in height,
and he hath shot up his top
among the thick boughs, and his
heart is lifted up in his height;
I have therefore delivered him
into the hand of the mighty one
of the heathen; he shall surely
deal with him: I have driven him



Luke xxi, 29--32. And he spake
to them a parable; Behold the fig-
tree, and all the trees;
they now shoot forth, ye see and
know of your own selves that sum-
mer is now nigh at hand. So like-
wise ye, when ye see these things
come to pass, know ye that the
kingdom of God is nigh at hand.
Verily I say unto you, This gen-
eration shall not pass away till
all be fulfilled.


John x, 1-5, 12, 13. Verily,

standing afar off, would not lift up verily, I say unto you, He that out for his wickedness.

entereth not by the door into the
sheep-fold, but climbeth up some
other way, the same is a thief and
a robber. But he that entereth
in by the door is the shepherd of
the sheep. To him the porter
openeth; and the sheep hear his
voice: and he calleth his own
sheep by name, and leadeth them
out. And when he putteth forth
his own sheep, he goeth before
them, and the sheep follow him:
for they know his voice. And a
stranger will they not follow, but
will flee from him: for they know
not the voice of strangers. But
he that is an hireling, and not the
shepherd, whose own the sheep
are not, seeth the wolf coming,
and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth;


TEN POUNDS. Luke xix, 12-24. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants,and delivered them ten pounds,and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over


strangers, the terrible of the nations, have cut him off, and have left him: upon the mountains and in all the valleys his branches are fallen, and his boughs are broken by all the rivers of the land; and all the people of the earth are gone down from his shadow, and have left him. Upon his ruin shall all the fowls of the heaven remain, and all the beasts of the field shall be upon his branches.

4. EMBLEMS. BOWS AND ARROWS. 2 Kings xiii, 14-19. Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and

said, O my father, my father! the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof And Elisha said unto him, Take bow and arrows: and he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the king of Israel, Put thine hand upon the bow: and he put his hand upon it: and Elisha put his hands upon the king's hands. And he said, Open the window eastward; and he opened it. Then Elisha said, Shoot: and he shot. And he said, The arrow of the LORD's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria: for thou shalt smite the Syrians in Aphek, till thou have consumed them. And he said, Take the arrows: and he took them. And he said unto the king of Israel, Smite upon the ground: and he smote thrice, and stayed. And the man of God was wroth with him, and said, Thou should-it, est have smitten five or six times; then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it: whereas now thou shalt smite Syria but



Jer. xiii, 12. Therefore thou shalt speak unto them this word, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, Every bottle shall be filled with wine: and they shall say unto thee, Do we not certainly know that every bottle shall be filled

with wine?

Jer. xix, 1, 10. Thus saith the LORD, Go and get a potter's earthen bottle, and take of the ancients of the people, and of the ancients of the priests. Then shalt thou break the bottle in the sight of the men that go with thee.


Ezek. v, 1, 3--5. And thou, son of man, take the a sharp knife, take thee a barber's razor, and cause it to pass upon thine head and upon thy beard; then take thee balances to weigh, and divide the hair. Thou shalt also take thereof a few in number, and bind them in thy skirts. Then take of them again, and cast them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire; for thereof shall a fire come forth into all the house of Israel. Thus saith the Lord GOD, This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.

his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world won dered after the beast.

COMPOUND ANIMAL. Rev. xiii, 1-3. And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I like unto a leopard, and



Zech. iv. 1-5, 11-14. And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep. And said unto me, What seest thou? And I said, I have looked, and behold a candlestick all of gold, with a bowl upon the top of it, and his seven lamps thereon, and seven pipes to the seven lamps which are upon the top thereof; And two olive-trees by

one upon the right side of the bowl, and the other upon the left side thereof. So I answered and spake to the angel that talked with me, saying, What are these, my lord? Then the angel that talked with me answered and said unto me, Knowest thou not what these be? And I said, No, my lord. Then answered I, and said unto him, What are these two olive-trees upon the right side of the candlestick, and upon the left side thereof? And I answered again, and said unto him, What be these two olive-branches, which through the golden pipes' empty the golden of out of themselves? And he answered me and said, Knowest thou not what these be And I said, No, my lord. Then said he, These are the two anointed ones, that stand by the Lord of the whole earth.

CHARIOTS AND HORSES. Zech. vi, 4-8. Then I answered and said unto the angel that talked with me, What are these, my lord? And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth. The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country. And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth, So they walked to and fro through the earth. Then cried he upon me, and spake unto me, saying, Behold, these that go toward the north country have quieted my spirit in the north country.


Ezek. iv, 10--13, 15. Thy meat which thou shalt eat shall be by

weight, twenty shekels a day from time to time shalt thou eat it. Thou shalt drink also water by measure, the sixth part of sa hin: from time to time shalt tha drink. And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight. And the LORD said, Even thus shall the children of Israel eat their deflei among the bread Gentiles. whither I will drive them. Then he said unto me, Lo, I have given thee cow's dung for man's dung and thou shalt prepare thy bread therewith.


Zech. vi, 10, 11. Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah, which are come from Babylon, and come thou the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah; Then take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them upon the head of Joshna the son of Josedech, the high priest.


Zech. v,5-10. Then the angel that talked with me went forth and said unto me, Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth. And I said, What is it? And he said, This an ephah that goeth forth. He said, moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth. And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a w man that sitteth in the midst of the ephah. And he said, This Wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the ephah; and be cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, be hold, there came out two women, and the wind was in their wings (for they had wings like the wings of a stork;) and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven. Then said I to the an gel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the ephah?


Zech. v, 1, 2. Then I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, a flying roll. And be said unto me, What seest thou And I answered, I see a flying roll; the length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth theref ten cubits.


Jer. xxiv, 1-3. The LORD shewed me, and, behold, two baskets of figs were set before the temple of the LORD, after that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon had carried away captive Jeconiah

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it; and, behold, the girdle was
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the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah, and the princes of Judah, with the carpenters and smiths, from Jerusalem, and had brought them to Babylon. One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe; and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad. Then said the LORD unto me, What seest thou, Jeremiah? And I said, Figs; the good figs, very good; and the evil, very evil, that cannot be eaten, they are so evil.


Zech. i, 18-20. Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and behold four horns. And I said unto the angel that talked with me, What be these? And he answered me, These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem. And the LORD shewed me four carpenters.


Ezek. iv, 4-8. Lie thou also upon thy left side, and lay the iniquity of the house of Israel upon it: according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon it thou shalt bear their iniquity. For I have laid upon thee the years of their iniquity, according to the number of the days, three hundred and ninety days: so shalt thou bear the iniquity of the house of Israel. And when thou hast accomplished them, lie again on thy right side, and thou shalt bear the iniquity of the house of Judah forty days: I have appointed thee each day for a year. Therefore thou shalt set thy face toward the siege of Jerusalem, and thine arm shall be uncovered, and thou shalt prophesy against it. And, behold, I will lay bands upon thee, and thou shalt not turn thee from one side to another, till thou hast ended the days of thy siege.

Amos viii, 1, 2. Thus hath the Lord Gop showed unto me; and behold a basket of summer-fruit. And hesaid, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer-the fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.

Zech. i, 8-11. I saw by night,
and behold a man riding upon a
red horse, and he stood among

myrtle-trees that were in the
bottom; and behind him were
there red horses, speckled, and
white. Then said I, O my lord,
what are these? And the angel
that talked with me said unto me,
I will shew thee what these be.
And the man that stood among
the myrtle-trees answered and
said, These are they whom the
LORD hath sent to walk to and fro
And they
through the earth.
answered the angel of the LORD
that stood among the myrtle-
trees, and said, We have walked
to and fro through the earth, and,
behold, all the earth sitteth still,
and is at rest.

years for a sign and wonder upon Egypt and upon Ethiopia; So shall the king of Assyria lead away the Egyptians prisoners, and the Ethiopians captives, young and old, naked and barefoot, even with their buttocks uncovered, to the shame of Egypt.


Jer. xliii, 9. Take great stones in thine hand, and hide them in the clay in the brick-kiln, which is at the entry of Pharaoh's house in Tahpanhes, in the sight of the men of Judah.


Jer. xiii, 1-7. Thus saith the LORD unto me, Go, and get thee a linen girdle, and put it upon thy loins, and put it not in water. So I got a girdle, according to the word of the LORD, and put it on my loins. And the word of the LORD came unto me the second time, saying, Take the girdle that thou hast got, which is upon thy loins, and arise, go to Euphrates, and hide it there in a hole of the rock. So I went, and hid it by Euphrates, as the LORD commanded me. And it came to pass after many days, that the LORD said unto me, Arise, go to Euphrates, and take the girdle from thence, which I commanded thee to hide there. Then I went to Euphrates, and digged, and took the girdle from the place where I had hid


Amos vii, 7, 8. Thus he showed me; and, behold, the LORD stood upon a wall made by a plumb-line, with a plumb-line in his hand. And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And i Then said said, A plumb-line. the LORD, Behold, I will set a plumb-line in the midst of my people Israel, I will not again pass by them any more.


Ezek. xii, 3-5. Therefore, thou son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight; and thou shalt remove from thy place to another place in their sight: it may be they will consider, though they be a rebelThen shalt thou lious house. bring forth thy stuff by day in their sight, as stuff for removing: and thou shalt go forth at even in their sight, as they that go forth into captivity. Dig thou through the wall in their sight, and carry out thereby.


Ezek. iv, 1, 2. Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile and lay it before thee, and portray upon it And the city, even Jerusalem: lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a mound against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering-rams against it round about.

Jer. 11, 61-64. And Jeremiah said to Seraiah, When thou comest to Babylon, and shalt see, and shalt read all these words, Then shalt thou say, O LORD, thou hast spoken against this place, to cut it off, that none shall remain in it, neither man nor beast, but that it shall be desolate for ever. And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of Euphrates: And thou shalt say, Thus shall Ezek. xxxvii, 16, 17. Moreover, Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her; and they shall be weary, thou son of man, take thee one Thus far are the words of Jere-stick, and write upon it, For Judah, and for the children of miah. Israel his companions: And join them one to another into one stick; and they shall become one in thine hand.

Rev. xviii, 21. And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Zech. xi, 7, 10, 11, 14. And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even And I you, O poor of the flock. took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might

Isa. xx, 3, 4. And the LORD said,
Like as my servant Isaiah hath
walked naked and barefoot three


Jer. i, 11, 12. Moreover, the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond-tree. Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform


break my covenant which I had, made with all the people. An it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD. Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.


Ezekiel xv, 2-5. Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree, or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? Shall wood be taken thereof to do any work? or will men take a pin of it to hang any vessel thereon? Behold, it is cast into the fire for fuel; the fire devoureth both the ends of it, and the midst of it is burnt. Is it meet for any work? Behold, when it was whole, it was meet for no work: how much less shall it be meet yet for any work, when the fire hath devoured it, and it is burned?

upon the mountains and fill the valleys with thy height. I will also water with thy blood the land wherein thou swimmest, eren to the mountains; and the rivers shall be full of thee.

THE WHALE. Ezek. xxxii, 1--6. And it came to pass in the twelfth year, in the twelfth month, in the first day of the month, that the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Son of man, take up a lamentation for Pharaoh king of Egypt, and say unto him, Thou art like a young lion of the nations, and thou art as a whale in the seas; and thou camest forth with thy rivers, and troubledst the waters with thy feet, and fouledst their rivers. Thus saith the Lord GOD, I will therefore spread out my net over thee with a company of many people; and they shall bring thee up in iny net. Then will I leave thee upon the land, I will cast thee forth upon the open field, and will cause all the fowls of the heaven to remain upon thee, and I will fill the beasts of the whole earth with thee. And I will lay thy flesh


Jer. xxv, 15-17. For thus saith the Lord God of Israel unto me; Take the wine-cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. Then took I the cup at the LORD's hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me.


Jer. xxvii, 2. 3. Thus sayeth the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon thy neck,' And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto Zedekiah king of Judah.


Ezek. xix, 10-14. Thy mother is like a vine in thy blood, planted by the waters: she was fruitful, and full of branches, by reason of many waters. And she had strong rods for the sceptres of them that bare rule, and her stature was exalted among the thick branches, and she appeared in her height with the multitude of her branches. But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit; her strong rods were broken and withered, the fire consumed them. And now she 18 planted in the wilderness, in a dry and thirsty ground. And fire is gone out of a rod of her branches, which hath devoured her fruit, so that she hath no strong rod to be a sceptre to rule. This is a lamentation, and shall be for a lamenta-like



Job i, 6-12. Now there was a

day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan' answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land: But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

Job ii, 3-7. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst

me against him, to destroy him without cause. And Satan 13swered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin; yea, all that a man bath will he give for his life: But put forth thine hand, now,and touch his bone and his flesh, and he w curse thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, be is in thine hand; but save his lue. So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.


1 Kings xxii, 15-21. So he came to the king. And the king said unto him, Micaiah, shail we go against Ramoth-gilead to baite, or shall we forbear? And Le answered him, Go, and prosper. for the LORD shall deliver it into the hand of the king. And the king said unto him, How may times shall I adjure thee that the tell me nothing but that which s true in the name of the Lox? And he said, I saw all Israel scal tered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master, let them return every man to s house in peace. And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, D I not tell thee that he would prephesy no good concerning me but evil? And he said, Hear the therefore the word of the Lok

saw the LORD sitting on his throne, and all the host of heaves standing by him on his right hard and on his left. And the Le said, Who shall persuade Abab, that he may go up and fall Ramoth-gilead? And one said ce this manner, and another said ca that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will per

suade him.

JOSHUA AND SATAN. Zech. iii, 1, 3-5. And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lo and Satan standing at his rigts hand to resist him. Now Josbus was clothed with filthy garments and stood before the angel. And he answered and spake unto those that stood before him, say ing, take away the filthy garments from him. And unto him he said. Behold, I have caused this iniquity to pass from thee, and I will clothe thee with change c raiment. And I said, Let the set a fair mitre upon his head So they set a fair mitre upon his head, and clothed him with gar ments. And the angel of the LORD stood by.

6. RIDDLES. Judges xiv, 14-18. And he said

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