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and go to him: he shall tell thee up for us against the Canaanites, Then said David, O LORD God what shall become of the child. first, to fight against them! Israel, thy servant bad certa's And Jeroboam's wife did so, and Judges xviii, 3-6. When they heard that Saul seeketh to one arose, and went to Shiloh, and came to the house of Ahijah. But knew the voice of the young man were by the house of Micah, they Keilah, to destroy the city for

sake. Will the men of Ken Ahijah could not see; for his eyes the Levite: and they turned in deliver me up into his hand were set by reason of his age. thither, and said unto him, Who Saul come down, as thy SL

2 Kings viit, 14. So he departed brought thee hither? and what hath beard? O LORD God a from Elisha, and came to his makest thou in this placo and Israel, I beseech thee, tell the master; who said to him, What what hast thou here? And he servant. And the LORD Sud. Es said Elisba to thee? And he ad said unto them, Thus and thus

will come down. Then $ swered, He told me that thou dealeth Micah with me, and hath David, Will the men of Kia shouldest surely recover.

Lired me and I am kis priest. And deliver me and my men in

they said unto him, Ask counsel, hand of Saul? And the L. ON SPIRITUAL THINGS. we pray thee, of God, that we may said, They will deliver the 2 Kings xxii, 12, 13.

Then David and his mente know whether our way which we And the

toere about six hundred, a go shall be prosperous. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Abikam the son of priest said unto them, Go in peace: and departed out of Kristen before the LORD is your way

went whithersoever they og Shaphan, and Achbor the son of

go. And it was told Sacl te Michaiah, and Sliaphan the scribe, wherein ye go.

David was escaped from Keil and Asahiah a servant of the Judges XX, 18, 23, 24, 26-28. and he forbare to go forth. king's, saying, Go ye, enquire of And the children of Israel arose,

2 Sam. ii, 1. And it came to pas the Lord for me, and for the peo. and went up to the house of God,

after this, that David enquired ple, and for all Judah, concerning and asked counsel of God, and the words of this book that is said, Which of us shall go up into any of the cities of Josh

the LORD, saying, Shall I found: for great is the wrath of first to the battle against the

And the LORD said unto hit the LORD that is kindled against children of Benjamin? And the us, because our fathers have not Lord said, Judati shall go up first: shall I go up? And be said to

up. And David said, we hearkened unto the words of this (And the children of Israel went

Hebron. book, to do according unto all up and wept before the LORD until that which is written concerning even, and ask-d counsel of the

2 Sam. v, 19, 22--25. And I us. Lord, saying, shall I go up again enquired of the

LOED AT Jer. xxili, 35-37. Thus shall ye

to battle against the children of Shall I go up to the Philist say every one to his neighbour, Benjamin my brother? And the wilt thou deliver them isto Ei. and every one to his brother, Lord said, Go up against then.) hand? And the LORD said a What baih the Lord answered; and the children of Israel came David, Go up; for I will doukir and, What hath the LORD spoken? near against the children of Ben- deliver the Philistines into a And the burden of the Lord shall jamin the second day. Then all hand. And the Philistises com ye mention no more; for every the children of Israel, and all the up yet again, and spread man's word shall be his burden: people, went up, and came unto

selves in the valley of Repas for ye have perverted the words the house of God, and wept and / And when David enquired of of the living God, of the Lord of sat there before the Lord and Lord, he said, Thou shalt hosts our God. Thus shalt thou fasted that day until even, and up; but fetch a compass bei say to the prophet, What hath offered burnt-viserings and peace-them, and come upon the the LORD answered thee? and, offerings before the LORD. And against the mulberry-trees. A: What hath the LORD Spoken?

the children of Israel enquired of let it be, when thou bearest

the LORD, (for the ark of the core sound of a going in tbe to Jer. xlii, 1-3. Then all the cap- nant of God vas there in those the mulberry-trees, that the ti tains of the forces, and Johanan the son of Kareal, and Jezaniah days; And Phinehas the son of shalt bestir thysell. for these the son of Hshaiah, and all the Eleazar, the son of Aaron, stood the Lord go out before the people, from the least even unto

before it in those days,) saying, smite the host of the Pbust

Shall I yet again go out to battle And David did so, as the La the greatest, came

near, And said unto Jeremiah the prophet, against the children of Benjamin had commanded him; ani so Let, we beseech thee, our suppli- my brother, or sliall I cease? And the Piuilistines from Gebs cation be accepted before thee, row I will deliver them into thine

the Lord said, Go up; for to-mor- thou come to Gazer. and pray for us unto the LORD thy

1 Chron. xiv, 10, 11, And Dati hand. God, even for all this remnant;

enquired of God, saying. She (for we are left but a few of many.

1 Sam. xxiii, 1-4, 10-13. Then go up against the Philistines se as thine eyes do behold us;) That they told David, saying, Behold, wilt thou deliver them ibio the LORD thy God may shew us the Philistines fight against hand? And the Lord said sa the way wherein we may walk, Keilah, and they rob the thresho him, Go up; for I will deliver and the thing that we may do.

ing-floors. Therefore David en-into thine band. So they Zech, vil, 3. And to speak unto quired of the LORD, saying. Shall Baal-perazim; and Dard so

Then David sa the priests which were in the I go and smite these Philistines? them there. house of the Lord of hosts, and to Go and smite the Philistines, and enemies by mine hard like

And the LORD said unto David, God bath broken in apo e the prophets, saying, Should I weep in the fifth mouth, separat

save Keilah. And David's men breaking forth of waters te ing myself, as I have done these said unto him, Behold, we be afraid tore they called the naine de 80 many years?

here in Judah: how much more place Baal perazim.

then it we come to Keilah against 2 Chron. xviii, 47, 14. Az ON THE EvexTS OF WAB.

the armies of the Philistines? hoshiaphat said unto tbe king

Then David enquired of the LORD Israel, Enquire, I pray tbees Judges i, 1. Now, after the yet again. And the LORD an- word of the LORD to-day, 1 death of Joshua, it came to pass, 'swered him, and said, Arise, go fore the king of Israel gather that the children of Israel asked down to Keilah; for I will deliver together of prophets fuerte the LOBD, saying, Who shall go the Philistines into thine hand.'dred men, and 1

said unto de

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Shall we go to Ramoth-gilead to 2cph I, 6. And them that are PRAYER FOR THE DIVINE battle, or shall I forbear? And turned back from the LORD; and

GRACE, they said, Go up; for God will de- those that have not sought the liver it into the kiug's hand. But LORD, nor enquired for him.

P3. xvii, 4, 5. Concerning tbe

works of men, by the word of thy Jehoshaphat said, Is there not

lips I have kept me from the here a prophet of the LORD besides, that we might enquire of him?

ENQUIRIES UNANSWERED. paths of the destroyer. Hold up And the king of Israel said unto 1 Sam. xiv, 35-38. And Sagl my goings in thy paths, that my Jehoshaphat, There is yet one built an altar unto the Lord; the footsteps slip not. man, by whom we may enquire of same was the first altar that he Ps. xix, 11-13. Moreover, by the Lord: but I hate him; for he built unto the LORD. And Saul them is thy servant warned: and never prophesied good unto me, said, Let us go down after the in keeping of them there is great but always evil: the same is Philistines by night, and spoil reward. Who can understand Micaiah the son of Imla. And them until the morning-light, and his errors? cleanse thou me from Jehoshaphat said, Let not the let us not leave a man of them. secret faults. Keep back thy serking say so. And when he was And they said, Do whatsoever vant also from presumptuous come to the king, the king said seemeth good unto thee. Then sins; let them not have dominion unto him, Micaiah, shall we go to said the priest, Let ug draw near over me: then shall I be upright, Ramoth-gllead to battle, or shall hither unto God. And Saul asked and I shall be innocent from the I forbear? And he said, Go ye up, counsel of God, Shall I go down great transgression. and prosper, and they shall be after the Philistines? wilt thou

P8. XXV, 19-21. Consider mine delivered into your hand.

deliver them into the hand of enemies, for they are many; and Jer. xxi, 2.-4. Enquire, I

Israel? But he answered him not they hate me with cruel hatred.

pray thee, of the LORD for 'us, (for that day... And Saul said, Draw o keep my soul, and deliver me: Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon ye near bither all the chief of the let me not be ashamed; for I put maketh war against us,) if so be people: and know and see wherein my trust in thee. Let integrity that the LORD will deal with 118

this sin hath been this day. and uprightness preserve me; for according to all his wondrous

I wait on thee.

Ezek. xiv, 1-3, 7-10. Then came works, that he may go up from certain of the elders of Israel unto

Ps. xl, 11. Withhold not thou US. Then said Jeremiah unto them, Thus shall ye say unto word of the Lord camo unto me, me, and sat before me. And the thy tender mercies from me, o

LORD: let thy loving-kindness and Zedekiah, Thu, saith the LORD saying, Son of man, these inen thy truth continually preserve God of Israel, Behold, I will turn have set up their idols in their me. back the weapons of war that are heart, and put the stumbling Ps. li, 9-13. Hide thy face from in your hands, wherewith ye block of their iniquity before my sins, and blot out all mine Aght against the king of Rabylon, their face: should I be enquired iniquities. Create in me a clean and against the Chaldeans, wbich besiege you without the walls, and of the house of Israel, or of the spirit within me. of at all by them? For every one heart, O God, and renew a right

Cast me not I will assemble them into the stranger that sojourneth in Israel, away from thy presence; and take midst of this city.

which separateth hims-lf from not thy Holy Spirit from me. ReJer. xxxvii, 17. Then Zedekiah me, and setteth up his idols in his store unto me the joy of thy salthe king sent, and took him out; heart, and putteth the stumbling-vation; and uphold me with thy and tho king asked him secretly block of his iniqnity before his tree Spirit: Then will I teach in his house, aud said, Is there face, and cometh to a prophet to transgressors thy ways; and any word from the LORD? And enquire of him concerning me; I sinners shall be converted unto Jeremiah said, There is; for, said the LORD will answer him by thee. he, thou shalt be delivered into myself: And I will set my face Ps. lxviii, 28. Thy God hath the hand of the king of Babylon. against that man, and will make commandedtbystrength: strength

Jer. xxxviii, 14. Then Zedekiah bim a sigu and a proverb, and I en, O God, that which thou hast the king sent, and took Jeremiah will cut him off from the midst of wrought for us. the prophet unto him into the my people; and ye shall know

Ps. Ixxi, 3. Be thou my strong third entry that is in the house of that I am the LORD. And if the the Loro: and the king said unto prophet be deceived when he habitation, whereunto I may conJeremiah, I will ask thee a thing hath spoken a thing, I the LORD tinually resort: thou hast given hide nothing from me.

have deceived that prophet; and commandment to savo me; for I will stretch out my hand upon

thou art my rock and my fortress. DANGER OF OMISSION.

him, and will destroy him from Ps. Ixxx, 18. So will not we go

the midst of my people Israel. back from thee: quicken us, and Josh. ix, 14. And the men took And they shall bear the punish- we will call upon thy name. of their victuals, and asked not

ment of their iniquity: the punishcounsel at the mouth of the

Ps. Ixxxvi, 11. Teach me thy ment of the prophet shall be even LokD.

way, O LORD; I will walk in thy as the punishment of him that truth: unite my heart to fear thy 1 Sam. xiv, 18, 19. And Saul seeketh unto him. said unto Ahiah, Bring hither the

Ezek. XX, 1-3. And it came to Ps. cxix, 5, 6, 8. 35-40, 43-45, 80, ark of God: (for the ark of God was at that time with the children pass in the seventh year, in the 87, 88, 116, 117, 133, 134, 156, 159,

fifth month, the tenth day of the 160, 175. Oh that my ways wero of Israel.), And it came to pass month, that certain of the elders directed to keep thy statutes! while Saul talked unto the priest, of Israel came to enquire of the Then shall I not be ashamed, tiat the noise that was in the host of the Philistines went on

LORD, and sat before me. Then when I have respect unto all thy und increased: and Saul said unto

came the word of the LORD unto commandments. I will keep thy the priest, Withdraw thine hand.

me, saying, Son of man, speak statutes: 0 forsake me not utterly.

unto the elders of Israel, and say Make me to go in the path of thy 1 Ohron. X, 14. And enquired unto them, Thus saith the Lord commandments; for therein do I not of the LORD: therefore he GOD, Are ye come to evquire of delight. Incline my heart unto slew him, and turned the kingdom me? As I live, saith the Lord God, I thy testimonies, and not to covetunto David the son of Jesse. will not be enquired of by you. ousness. Turn away

mine eyes

name.

from beholding vanity; and it in pieces, while there is none ers of iniquity, and safe me fra quicken thou me in thy way. to deliver.

bloody men. Stablish thy word unto thy ser- Ps. xiii, 4. Lest mine enemy Ps. Ixiv, 1, 2. Hear my role vant, who is devoted to thy fear, say. I have prevailed against him; O God, in my prayer. present Turn away my reproach which I and those that trouble me rejoico my life from fear of the eles tear: for thy judgments are good. when I am moved.

Hide me from the secret ons Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy Ps. xvii, 8, 9, 13. Keep me as the of the wicked; from the instit

tion of the workers of iniquity. righteousness. And take not the apple of the eye; hide me under

Ps. Ixix, 18. Draw nigb c word of truth utterly out of my the shadow of thy wings, From mouth; for I have hoped in thy the wicked that oppress me, from my soul, and redeem it: delim judginents. So shall i keep thy my deadly enemies, who compass me, because of mine edemies. law continually for ever and ever.

me about. Arise, O LORD, dis- Ps. Ixx, 1-3. Make haste, O Gê And I will walk at liberty: for I appoint him, cast him down to deliver me; make baste to be seek thy precepts. Let my heart deliver my soul from the wicked, me, O LORD. Let them be asha

ed and confounded that seek ate be sound in thy statutes, that I be which is thy sword. not ashamed. They had almost Ps. xxvi, 9, 10. Gather not my my soul: let them be turned boel consumed me upon earth: but i soul with sinners, nor my life with ward, and put to confusion. The

Let them! forsook not thy precepts. Quicken bloody men; In whose bands is desire my burt. me after thy loving-kindness; so mischief, and their right hand is turned back for a reward of us

sbame that say, Aha, aba! shall I keep the testimony of thy full of bribes. mouth. Uphold me according

P3. xxviii, 3. Draw me not away

Ps. Ixxi, 2, 4, 5. Deliver ne unto thy word, that I may live: with the wicked, and with the thy righteousness, and cause I and let me not be ashamed of my workors of iniquity; which speak to escape: incline thine ear to hope. Hold thou me up, and I peace to their neighbours, but me, and save me.

Deliver me, shall be safe: and I will have mischief is in their bearts.

my God, out of the hand of respect unto thy statutes contin

wicked; out of the hand of the

Р. ually. Order my steps in thy

XXXI, 15. My times are in righteous and cruel man. F word; and let uot ang iniquity thy hand: deliver me from the thou art my hope, O Lord G have dominion over me. Deliver hand of mine enemies, and from thou art my trust from my post me froin the oppression of man: them that persecute me.

Ps. cix, 26-29. Help me. La 80 will I keep thy precepts.

Ps. xxxv, 1-3, 24, 25. Plead my my God: 0 save me according Great are thy tender mercies, o cause, O LORD, with them that thy mercy; That they masis LORD: quicken me according to strive with me: fight against them that this is thy hand, that thy judgments. Consider how that fight against me. Take hold

LORD, bast done it Let the I love thy precepts: quicken of shield and buckler, and stand curse, but bless thou; when the me, O LORD, according to thy up for mine help. Draw out also arise, let them be ashamei; loving - kindness.

Thy word is the spear, and stop the way let thy servant rejoice, Letni true from the beginning: and against them that persecute me: adversaries be clothed with shor every one of thy righteous judg- say unto my soul, I am thy sal- and let them cover theme ments endureth for ever. Let vation. Judge me, O Lord my with their own confusion, as a my soul live, and it shall praise God, according to thy righteous-a mantle. thee; and let thy judgments help ness; and let them not rejoice

Let them not say in

Ps. cxix, 121, 122, 154 I DAT

done judgment and justice: ka! P3. cxx, 2, 3. Deliver my soul, their hearts, Ah, so would we have

me not to mine oppressors. I O LORD, from lying lips, and froin it: let them not say, We have

surety for thy serrant for our a deceitful tongue. What shall swallowed him up.

let not the proud oppress D be given unto thee? or what shall P3. XXXVI, 11, 12, Let not the Plead my cause, and deliver be done unto thee, thou false foot of pride come against me, quicken me according to t tongue.

and let not the hand of the wicked word. P3. cxli, 3. Set a watch, O LORD, remove me. There

the before my mouth; keep the door workers of iniquity fallen: they from the hands of the wide

Ps. cxl, 4, 8. Keep me, o Les of my lips. Incline not my heart are cast down, and shall not be preserve me from the vista to any evil thing, to practise able to rise.

man; who have purposed te ofr: wicked works with men that work iniquity; and let me not eat of

P3. xxxvili, 16. For I said, Hearthrow my goings. Grant pot their dainties.

me, lest otherwise they should LORD, the desires of the wicke

rejoice over me: when my foot further not bis wicked derid Acts iv, 29. And now, Lord, slippeth, they magnify themselves lest they exalt themselves. Sewa behold their threatenings: and

against me. grant unto thy servants, that with

Ps. cxlii, 6, 7. Attend unto s all boldness they may speak thy to deliver me: O LORU, make haste deliver me from my persecaka

Ps. xl, 13. Be pleased, O LORD, cry; for I am brought very in word. to help me.

for they are stronger than 1 FOR DELIVERANCE FROM

Ps. xliii, 1, 2. Judge me, o God, Bring my soul out of prison, and plead my cause against an

I may praise thy name: the right ENEMIES. ungodly nation: () deliver me

eous shall compass me abat, Ps. iii, 7. Arise, O LOBn; save from the deceitful and unjust thou shalt deal bountifully was me, O my God: for thou hast man. For thou art the God of me. emitten all mine enemies upon my strength: wby dost thou cast Ps.cxliii, 9. Deliver me. O les the cheek-bone; thou hast broken më oft? why go I mourning be- from mine enemies: I flee the teeth of the ungodly.

cause of the oppression of the thee to hide me. P8. vii, 1, 2. O Lord my God, enemy?

Luke i, 74, 75. That be well in theo do I put my trust: save Ps. lix, 1, 2. Deliver me from grant unto us, that we, being ce me from all them that persecute mine enemies, O my God; defend livered ont of the band op de me, and deliver me; Lest he me from them that rise up against enemies, might serve him witbod ivar my soul like a lion, rending me. Deliver me from the work- fear, In buliness and rightees

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me.

over me.

are

ness before him, all the days of Therefore is my spirit over- their lips let them even be taken our life.

whelmed within me; my heart in their pride; and for cursing and

within me is desolate. I remem-lying which they speak. ConCOMPLAINT TO GOD ber the days of old; I meditate on sume them in wrath, consume AGAINST ENEMIES.

all thy works; I muse on the work them, that they may not be; and of thy hands.

let them know that God ruleth in P3. iil, 1, 2. LORD, how are they

Jacob unto the ends of the earth, increased that trouble me? many

FOR THEIR OVERTHROW. Selah. are they that rise up against me. Many there be which say of my Deut. xxxii, 11. Bless, LORD, his Ps. lxviii, 1, 2. Let God arise, Boul, There is no belp for him in substance, and accept the work of let his enemies be scattered: let God. Selah.

his hands: smite through the them also that hate him flee beP3. xxxvi, 19. But mine ene

loing of them that rise against fore him. As smoke is driven mies are lively, and they are

him, and of them that hate him, away, so drive them away: as wax strong; and they that hate me that they rise not again.

melteth before the fire, so let the wrongfully are inultiplied.

Ps. V, 10. Destroy thou them, O

wicked perish at the presence of

God. Ps. liv, 3. For strangers are

God; let them fall by their own

counsels; cast them ont in the Ps. Ixxi, 13. Let them be conrisen up against me, and oppres: multitude of their transgressions founded and consumed that are sors seek after my soill: they for they have rebelled against adversaries to my soul; let them have not set God before them. Selab. thee.

be covered with reproach and P8. Ivi, 1-3, 6, 7. Be mercisol

Ps. vi, 10. Let all mine enemies dishonoor that seek my hurt. unto me, o God; for man would be ashamed and sore vexed, let Ps. Ixxxiii, 18-18. O my God, swallow me up: he fighting daily them return and be ashamed make them like a wheel; as the oppresseth me. Mine enemies

stubble before the wind. As the suddenly. would daily swallow me up: forthey P3. x, 13, 14. Wherefore doth fire burneth a wood, and as the be many that fight against me, o

the wicked contemn God? he fame setteth the mountains on thou most High. What time I hath said in his heart, Thou wilt fire. So persecute them with thy am afraid, I will trust in thee. not require it. Thou hast seen tempest, and make them afraid

Fill their faces They gather themselves together, it; for thou beholdest mischief with thy storm. they hide themselves, they mark and spite, to require it with thy with shame; that they seek thy my steps, when they wait for my hand: the poor committeth him. name, O Lond. Let them be consoul. Shall they escape by ini- self unto theo: thou art the helper founded and troubled for ever; quity? in thine anger cast down of the fatherless.

yea, let them be put to shame, the people, o God.

and perish: That men may know P3. xxxi, 17, 18. Let me not be that thou, whose name alone is Ps. lix, 3-5. For, lo, they lie in ashamed, O LORD, for I have JEHOVAH, art the Most High wait for my soul; the mighty are called upon thee: let the wicked over all the earth. gathered against me; not for my be ashamed, and let them be transgression, nor for my sin, o silent in the grave. Let the lying consumed out of the earth, and

Ps. civ, 35. Let the sinners be LORD. They run and prepare lips be put to silence; which speak let the wicked be no more. Bless themselves without my fault: grievous things proudly and thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise awake to help me, and behold. contemptuously against the rightThou therefore, O LORD God of eous.

ye the LORD. hosts, the God of Israel, awake to

Ps. XXXV, 4, 8, 9, 20. Let them but bless thou:when they arise, let

Ps. cix, 28, 29. Let them curse, visit all the heathen: be not

be confounded and put to shame them be ashamed; but let thy merciful to any wicked trans

that seek after my soul: let them servant rejoice. Let mine adverGressors. Selah.

be turned back and brought to saries be clothed with shame, and Ps. Ixix, 4. They that hate me confusion that devise my hurt. I let thein cover themselves with without à cause are more than Let destruction come upon him at their own confusion, as with a the hairs of mine head: they that unawares; and let his net that he

mantle. would destroy me, being mine hath hid catch himself: into that enemies wrongfully, are mighty: very destruction let him fall. And

Ps. cxix, 78. Let the proud be then I restored that which I took my soul shall be joyful in the ashamed; for they dealt perversenot away

LORD: it sball rejoice in bis salva-/ ly with me without a cause: but I P3. Ixxxvi, 14. O God, the proud tion. For they speak bot peace; will meditate in thy precepts. are risen against me, and the but they devise deceitful matters

Ps. cxxix, 5-8. Let them all be assemblies of violent 'men have against them that are quiet in the confounded and turned back that sought after my soul, and have land.

hate Zion: Let them be as the not set thee before them,

P3. XI, 14, 15. Let them be grass upon the house-tops, which

ashamed and confounded together withereth afore it groweth up; P3. lxxxviii, 17. They came

that seek after my soul to destroy Wherewith the mower filleth not round about me daily, like water: it; let them be driven backward,

his hand, nor he that bindeth they compassed me about 10- and put to shame, that wish me sheaves his bosom.

Neither do gether.

evil. Let them be desolate for a they which go by say, The blessP8, cxliii, 1--5. Hear my prayer, reward of their shame that saying of the LORD be upon you: we O LORD; give ear to my supplica-unto me, Aha, aba!

bless you in the name of the tions: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. unto mine enemies: cut them off

Ps, liv, 5. He shall reward evil LORD. And enter not into judgment

Ps. cxl, 11. Let not an evil in thy truth. with thy servant: for in thy sight

speaker be established in the shall no man living be justified. Ps. 1v, 9. Destroy, 0 LORD, and earth: evil shall huni the violent For the enemy hath persecuted divide their tongues: for i have man to overthrow him. my soul; he haih smitien my life seen violence and strife in the

Ps. cxliii, 12. And of thy mercy down to the ground: he hath city.

cut off inine enemies, and destroy made me to dwell in darkness, as Ps. lix, 12, 13. For the sin of all them that allict my soul: for I those that have been long dead. I their mouth, and the words of am thy servant.

Jer, all 3. Bat tbou, O LORD, Judges avi, 28. And Samson: O LORD God of hosts, tte Gad el kcowest me: thou hast seen me, called unto the Lot, and sall, Israel, a vaše to visit all the an't tried mine heart toward thee: Lord GOD, remember me, I pray heathen: be pot merüful to any pull them out like sheep for the thee, and streuzben me, I pray wicked tracsgressure. slaozhter, and prepare them for thee, only this onca. O God, that Ani at esering let them retro the day of slaughter.

I may be at once avenged of the and let then make a coise like a Jer. xvii 18. Let them be con- Piilistines for my two eyes. dig, and go round about the city, founded that persecute me, but 1 Sam. xxvi, 19. Now therefore, Let them wander up and do let po' me le contounded; let them I pray thee, let my lord the king for meat, and studge if the le be dismayel, but let not me be bear the words of Lis servant. if not satisfied. dismayed: bring upon them the the LORD have stirred thee up Ps. lxix, 27. 28. Add iriquity day of evil, and destroy them against me, let him accept an unto their iniquity: and let the with double destruction.

offering: but if they be the chile not come into thy rigutecosten Lam. 111, 65. 66. Give them dreu of men, cursed be they be- Let them be blotted out of the SOITUw of heart, thy curse unto fore the LORD, for they have book of the living a 1 Dit bet them. Persecute and destroy driven me out this day from written with the righteots. them in anger from under the abiding in the inheritance of the

P3. xciv, 2-4. Lift ap thypen heavens of the LORD.

LOBD, saying, Go, serve other thou Judge of the earth: render a gods.

reward to the prvud. LOBO, Last Vum. xxil, 6-12. Come now

long shall the wicked. bowles therefore, I pray thee, curre me

Fog PrxISHWEST TO THEM. shall the wicked triarcph? Ex this people for they are too

Num. xvi. 15. And Moves was hard things and all the Fortez

long shall they Otter and smelk mighty for me: peradventure I very wroth and said unto the shall prevail, that we may smite LORD, Respect not thou their

of iniquity boast themselves them, and that I may drive them offering. I have not taken one ass

P3. cix, 7- 20. When he sets out of the land: for I wot that he from them, neit bave I hurt be judged, let him be condemik whom thou blessest is blessed, one of them.

and let his prayer become and he whom thon cursest is cursed. And the elders of Moab for we are despisef: and turn children be fatherless, an]

Nch. iv, 4, 5. Hear, 0 our God; Let his days be fem; and 16 €

other take his office. Les and the elders of Midian departed their reproach upon their own wife a widow. Let his chile with the rewards of divination in

bead, and give them for a prey in their hand; an'i they came unto the land of captivity. And cover beg, let them seek their boete

be continually vagabonds, Balaim, and spake unto him the

not their iniquity, and let not words of Balak. Aud Balaam their sin be blotted out from be. Let the extortioner catch all

also out of their desolate piacra said unto God, Bilak the son of

fore thee: for they have provoked Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent thee to anger before the builders. be bath; and let the story unto me, saying, Behold, there is

Neh. v, 13. Also I shook my lap, none to extend mercy unto a people come out of Egypt, and said: So God shake out every peither let there be any to fare

spoil his there! which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them;

man from his house, and from his his fatherless children. Lees peradventure I shall be able to labour, that performeth not this posterity be cut off; and in overcome them, and drive them promise, even thus be he shaken

generation

following let the

And all the out. And God said unto Balaam, out and emptied.

narne be blotted out. Le Thou shalt not go with them; congregation said, amen, and iniquity of his fathers be reise Thou shalt not curse the people: praised the Lord. And the peo- bered with the Lord; and let i for they are blessed.

ple did according to this promise. the sin of his mother be bil

Job xxvii, 7. Let mine enemy out. Num. xxiv, 10. And Balak's be as the wicked, and he that Lord continually, that he me

Let them be before the anger was kindled against Ralaam, riseth up against me as the un- cut off the memory of them in and he smote his hands together: and Balak sard unto Balaam, I righteous.

the earth: Because that Le 1 called thee to curse mine enemies, P8. x, 2. The wicked in his pride membered not to shew merr and, behold, thou hast altogether doth persecute the poor: let them but persecuted the poor & blessed them these three times. be taken in the devices that they weedy man, that be mighi eta bave imagined

slay the broken in beart. As Joshua xxiv, 9-11. Then Balak

Ps. xxviii, 4. Give them accord-loved cursing, so let it com the son of Zippor, king of Moab, ing to their deeds, and according him; as be delighted not to be arose and warred against Israel, to the wickedness of their en inz, so let it be far in and sent and called Balaam the son of Beor to curse you; But I

deavours: give them after the As he clothed himself with would not hearken unto Balaam; them their desert. work of their hands; render to ing, like as with bis garner:

let it come into his bones 3: therefore he blessed you still: so

water, and like oil into his I delivered you out of his hand.

Ps. xli, 10-12. But thou. O LORD, Let it be unto him as the carne And ye went over Jordan, and be merciful uuto me, and raise me which covereth him, and for came unto Jericho: and the men up, that I may requite them. By girdle wherewith he is going of Jericho fought against you, this I know that thou favourest continually. Let this be the The Amorites, and the Perizzites, me, becanse mine enemy doth ward of mine adversaries to. and the Canaanites, and thé not triumph over me. And as for the Lord, and of them ibat seras Hitites, and the Girgishites, the me, thou upholdest me in mine evil against my soul. Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I integrity, and seltest me before delivered them into your hand. thy lace for ever.

Ps. cxix. 84. How maps are Judyes v, 23. Curse ye Meroz, Ps. 1v, 15. Let death seize npon days of thy servaat? when a (said the angel of the Lord,) curse them, and let them go down thou execute judgment on the ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; quick into hell: for wickedness is that persecute me? becanse ihey came not to the in their dwellings, and among

P3. cxl, 9, 10. As for the best help of the LORD, to the help of them.

those that conipass me abil tho LORD against the miglity. P8. lix, 5, 14, 15. Thou therefore, the mischief of their ort

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