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Balaam, and put a word in his | all this vision, so did Nathan, shall go for his life, and thy peo. muutb, and said, Go again unto speak unto David.

ple for his people. Balak, and say thus. And when

Isc. xxi, 10. () my threshing, 2 Kings il, 10. And he said, he came to him, behold, he stood and the corn of my floor: that thou hast asked a hard thing: by his burnt-offering, and the which I have heard of the LORD nevertheless, if thou see me chen I princes of Moab with him. And of hosts, the God of Israel, have I am taken from thee, it shall be Balak said unto him, What declared unto you.

so unto thee; but if not, it shall hath the LORD spoken? And he took up his parable, and said, the LORD, stand 'in the court of Jer. xxvi, 2, 12, 13. Thus saith not be so.

Jer. xxviii, 5, 6. Then the proRise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor: all the cities of Judah, which come phet Hananiah, in the presence of

phet Jeremiah said unto the prothe LORD's house, and speak unto But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, say

to worship in the Lord's house, the priests, and in presence of ing, all that the Lord speaketh, all the words that I command all the people that stood in the that I must do? And Balak said thee to speak unto them; diminish house of the LORD, Even the

Then spake Jere- prophet Jeremiah said, Amen: unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, not a word, I will bring thee unto another miah unto all the princes, and to the LORD do so; the Lord perplace; peradventure it will please all the people, saying, The Lord form thy words which thou hast God that thou mayest curse me house, and against this city, all sent me to prophesy against this prophesied, to bring again the

vessels of the Lord's house, and them from thence, the words that ye have heard.

all that is carried away captive, Num. xxiv, 12, 13. And Ralaam Therefore now amend your ways from Babylon into this place. said unto Balak, Spake I not also and your doings, and obey the to thy messengers, which thou voice of the LORD your God; and

Ezek, vii, 2, 5-7. Also, thou son sentest unto me, saying, If Balak the LORD will repent him of the

of man, thus saith the Lord God would give me his house full of evil that he hath pronounced the end is come upon the four

unto the land of Israel, An end, silver and gold, I cannot go be against you.

corners of the land. Thus saith yond the commandment of the

Jer. xlii, 4. Then Jeremiah the the Lord God, An evil, an only LORD, to do either good or bad of mine' own mind; but what the prophet said unto them, I have evil, behold, is' come. An end is LORD saith, that will í speak?

heard you; behold, I will pray come, the end is come: it watch

unto the LORD your God accord-eth for thee; behold, it is come. Num. xxix, 40. And Moses told ing to your words; and it shall The morning is come unto thee, the children of Israel according come to pass, that whatsoever thou that dwellest in the land: to all that the LORD commanded thing the LORD shall answer you, the time is come, the day of Moses.

I will declare it unto you; I will trouble is near, and not the sound1 Sam. ili, 15-18. And Samuel keep nothing back from you. ing again of the mountains. lay until the morning, and opened Erek, iii, 10, 11. Moreover, he Ezek. xii, 22-28. Son of man, the doors of the house of the said unto me, son of man, all my what is that proverb that ye have LORD. And Samuel feared to words that Í shall speak unto in the land of Israel, saying, The shew Eli the vision. Then Eli thee receive in thine heart, and days are prolonged, and every called Samuel, and said, Samuel, hear with thine ears. And go, vision faileth? Tell them theremy son. And he answered, Here get thee to them of the captivity, fore, Thus saith the Lord God, I am I. And he said, What is the unto the children of thy people, will make this proverb to cease, thing that the LORD hath said and speak unto them, and tell and they shall no more use it as a unto thee? I pray thee hide it not them, Thus saith the Lord GOD, proverb in Israel; but say unto from me: God do so to thee, and whether they will hear, or them, The days are at hand, and more also, if thou hide any thing whether they will forbear. the effect of every vision. For from me of all the things that he said unto thee, And Samuel told

Ezek. xi, 25. Then I spake unto there shall be no more any vain

them of the captivity all the vision por flattering divination him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the things that the LORD had shewed within the house of Israel. For I

am the LORD: I will speak, and LORD; let him do what seemeth

V. him good.

the word that I shall speak shall

come to pass; it shall be no more

CERTAINTY OF FULFIL1 Sam. xv, 16. Then Samuel

prolonged: for in your days, O said unto Saul, Stay, and I will

MENT.

rebellious house, will I say the tell thee what the LORD hath said 1 Sam. iil, 12. In that day I will word, and will perform it, saith to me this night. And he said perform against Elt all things the Lord God. Again the word unto him, Say on.

which I have spoken concerning of the LORD came to me, saying, 2 Sam, vii, 17. According to all his house: when I begin, I wilt Son of man, behold, they of the

house of Israel say, The vision these words, and according to all also make an end. this vision, so did Nathan speak 1 Kings xiii, 32. For the saying that he seeth is for many days to unto David, which he cried by the word of the come, and he prophesieth of the

times that are far off. Therefore LORD against the altar in Bethel, 1 Kings xxil, 13, 14. And the and against all the houses of the say unto them, Thus saith the messenger that was gone to call high places which are in the cities Lord GOD, There shall none of Micuialı spake unto him, saying, of Samaria, shall surely come to my words be prolonged any more; Behold now, the words of the pro

pass. phets declare good unto the king

1 Kings xx, 41, 42. And he hasted, Lord God.

spoken shall be done, saith the with one mouth: let thy word, I pray thee, be like the word of one and took the ashes away from his

Ezek. xxxiii, 33. And when this of them, and speak that which is face; and the king of Israel dis- cometh to pass, (1o, it will come,) good. And Micaiah said, As the cerned him that he was of the then shall they know that a proLORD liveth, what the Lord saith prophets: And he said unto him, phet hath been among them. unto me, that will I speak.

the LORD,

thou hast let go out of thy hand a Dan. ix, 2. In the first year of 1 Chron. xvii, 15. According to man whom I appointed to utier his reign, I Daniel understood by all these words, and according to I destruction, therefore thy life! books the number of the years,

me.

to pass,

whereof the word of the LORD son Segub, according to the word said, Behold, thou shalt see came to Jeremiah the prophet, of the LORD, which he spake by with thine eyes, but shalt pot est that he would accomplish seventy Joshua the son of Nun.

thereot. And so it fell out unto years in the desolations of Jeru.

1 Kings il. 27. So Solomon bim: for the people trode opon salem.

thrust out Abiathar from being him in the gate, and he died. Hab. it, 3. 4. For the vision is priest unto the Lord; that he 2 Kings ix, 25, 26. Then said yet for an appointed time, but at might fulfil the word of the LORD, Jehu to Bidkar bis captain, Take ihe end it shall speak, and not lie: wbich he spake concerning the op, and cast him in the porti a c! though it tarry, wait for it; be-house of Eli in Shiloh.

the field of Naboth the Jezreelite: cause it will surely come, it will

1 Kings xiii, 1, 2. And, behold, for remember how that, when I pot tarry. Behold, his soul which

there came a man of God ont of and thoa rode together ate is lifted up is not upright in him: Judah by the word of the LORD Ahab his father, the Lold build but the just shall live by his unto Betb-el: and Jeroboam stood this burden upon him; Sarely ! faith. by the altar to burn incense.

have seen yesterday the blood of Matth. xlil, 16, 17. But blessed and he cried against the altar in Naboth, and the blood of his are your eyes, for they see; and the word of the LORD, and said, o sons, saith the LORD, and I your ears, for they hear. For altar, altar! thus saith the LORD, requite thee in this plat, sith the verily I say unto you, That many Behold, a child shall be born unto

LORD. Now therefore take ced prophets and righteous men have the house of David, Josiah by cast bim into the plat of ground desired to see those things which name; and upon thee shall be according to the word of the ye see, and have not seen them; offer the priests of the high places

LORD. aud to hear those things which ye that burn incense upon thee, and 2 Kings xiv, 25. He restored the hear, and have not heard them. men's bones shall be burnt upon coast of Israel, from the entering Acts xi, 27--30. And in these thee.

of Hamath unto the sea of the days came prophets from Jerusa- 1 Kings XV, 29, 30. And it came plain, according to the word of the lem unto Antioch. And there

when he reigned, that he LORD God of Israel, whicd be stood up one of them pamed smote all the house of Jeroboam; -spake by the hand of his service Agabus, and signified by the he left not to Jeroboam any that Jonah, the son of Amittai, the Spirit that there should be great breathed, until he had destroyed prophet, which was of Gath dearth throughout all the world: him, according unto the saying of bepher. which came to pass in the days of the LORD, which he spake by his 2 Kings xv, 12. This as the ClaudinsCesar. Then the disciples, servant 'Ahijah the Shilonite: word of the LORD which he spaks every man according to his ability, Because of the sins of Jeroboam unto Jehu, saying, Thy sons staj determined to send relief unto the which he sinned, and which he sit on the throne of Israel 2012 brethren which dwelt in Judea: made Israel sin, by his provoca. the fourth generation. And sol Which also they did, and sent it tion wherewith he provoked the came to pass. to the elders by the hands of LORD God of Israel to anger.

2 Kings xxiii, 16. And as Josiah Barnabus and Saul.

1 Kings xvi, 12, 13. Thus did turned himself, he spied the Acts srl, 4, 10, 11. And Anding Zimri destroy all the house of sepulchres that were there in the disciples, we tarried there seven

Baasha, according to the word of mount, and sent, and took the days; who said to Paul through

the LORD, which he spake against bones out of the sepulchres, as. the Spirit, that he should not go

Baasha by Jehu the prophet; For burned them upon the altar, 281 up to Jerusalem. And as

all the sins of Baasha, and the polluted it, according to the west tarried there many days, there sins of Elah his son, by which of the LORD, which the trans came down from Judea a certain

God proclaimed, who proclaimed prophet, named Agabus.

they sinned, and by which tbey And

these words. when he was come unto us, he LORD God of Israel to anger with

made Israel to sin,inprovoking the touk Paul's girdle, and bound his their vanities.

LESSONS. own hands and feet, and said, Thus saith the Holy Ghost, So

1 Kings xxii, 37, 38. So the

Josh. xxlli, 15. Therefore it stall shall the Jews at Jerusalem bind king died, and was brought to come to pass, that as all god the man that owneth this girdle, Samaria; and they buried the king things are come upon you, wbuch

the LORD your God promised for and shall deliver him into thé in Samaria. And one washed the hands of the Gentiles.

chariot in the pool of Samaria; so shall the LORD bring upon you Rev. xxii, 6. And he said unto and the dogs licked up his blood, all evil things, until he have me, These sayings are faithful and they washed his armour,) stroyed you from off this guod and true: and the Lord God of the according unto the word of the land which the LORD your God LORD which he spake.

hath given you. holy prophets sent his angel to shew unto his servants the things

2 Kings vii, 16, 17, 19, 20. And Isa. xlviii, 6,7. Thou hast bear which must shortly.be done.

the people went out, and spoiled see all this, and will not ye de

the tents of the Syrians. So aclare it I have showed tbee Dee INSTANCES.

measure of fine flour was sold for things from this time, even wijgen

a shekel, and two measures of things, and thou didst not bbc Joshua vi, 26. And Joshua ad- barley for a shekel, according to them. They

are created now, sad jured them at that time, saying, the word of the LORD. Aud the not from the beginning, erea Cursed be the man before the king appointed the lord, on whose before the day when thou tears LORD that riseth up and buildeth hand he leaned, to bave the est them not; lest thou shouldes this city Jericho: lie shall lay the charge of the gate: and the people say, Behold, I kuew them. foundation thereof in his first-trode upon him in the gate, and born, and in his youngest son he died, as the man of God had LORD, Like as I have broagtid

Jer. xxxii, 42. For thus saith the shall be set up the gates of it. said, who spake when the king this great evil upon this pocnie

1 Kings xvi, 34. In his days did came down to him. And that lord so will I bring upon them all it Hiel the Betbelite build Jericho: answered the man of God, and he laid the foundation thereof in said, Now, behold, if the LORD good that I have promised the Abiram his first-born, and set up should make windows in heaven, Zech. I, 6. But my wonis so the gates thereof in his youngest might such a thing be? And he i my statutes, which I commandat

we

my servants the prophets, did Rev. xi, 2, 3. But the court which that there was never a sun lent they not take hold of your fathers? is without the temple leave out. him, save Jehoahaz, the youngest and they returned and said, Like and measure it not; for it is given of his sons. as the LORD of hosts thought to unto the Gentiles: and the holy Ps. lxxiv, 9. We see not our do unto us, according to our ways, city shall they tread under fout signs: there is no more any proand according to our doings, 80 forty and two months. And I phet: neither is there among us hath he dealt with us. will give power unto my two

any that knoweth how long. 1 Peter 1, 10-12. Of which salva-witnesses, and they shall pro

Prov. xxix, 18. Where there is tion the prophets have enquired phesy a thousand two hundred and searched diligently, who pro- and threescore days, clothed in he that keepeth the law, happy

no vision, the people perish: but phesied of the grace that should sackcloth.

is he. come unto you: Searching what, Rev. xil, 6, 14. And the woman or what manner of time, the fled into the wilderness, where

Jer. Vi, 27. I have set thee for Spirit of Christ which was in them she hath a place prepared of God, a tower and a fortress among my did signify, when it testified that they should feed her there a people, that thou mayest know

and try their way. beforehand the sufferings of thousand two hundred and threeChrist, and the glory that should score days. And to the woman Hosea vi, 5, 6. Therefore have follow. Unto whom it was reveal- were given two wings of a great i hewed them by the prophets; ed, that not unto themselves, but eagle, that she might fly into the I bave slain them by the words unto us, they did minister' the wilderness, into

her place; where of my mouth: and thy judgments things which are now reported she is nourished for a time, and are as the light that goeth forth. unto you by them that have times, and half a time, from the For I desired mercy, and not preached the gospel unto you with face of the serpent.

sacrifice; and the knowledge of the Holy Ghost sent down from

God more than burnt-offerings.

Rev. xiii, 5, 18. And there was heaven; which things the angels given unto him a mouth speaking desire to look into.

SCHOOLS OF THE PROgreat things, and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to

PHETS. SPECIAL PROPHETIC continne forty and two months. 2 Kings il, 3–7. And the sons of PERIODS.

Here is wisdom. Let him that the prophets that were at Beth-el Dan. vii, 25. And he shall speak hath understanding count the came forth to Elisha, and said great words against the most number of the beast: for it is the unto him, Knowest thou that the High, and sball wear out the saints number of a man; and his number Lord will take away thy master

is Six hundred threescore and from thy head to-day? And he of the most High, and think to

six. change times and laws; and they

said, Yea, I know it; hold ye your

VI. shall be given into his hand, un

peace. And Elijah said unto him, til a time and times, and the PROPHECY THE MEANS OF Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; dividing of time.

KNOWLEDGE UNDER THE

for the LORD hath sent me to

Jericho. And he said, As the Dan. viii, 13, 14. Then I heard one FORMER DISPENSATION.

LORD liveth, and as thy soul saint speaking, and another saint

1 Sam. iii, 1. And the child liveth, I will not leave thee. So slid unto that certain saint which

Samuel ministered unto the LORD they came to Jericho. And the spake, How long shall be the

before Eli. And the word of the sons of the prophets that were at vision concerning the daily sacri. Lord was precious in those days; Jericho came to Elisha, and said fice, and ne iransgression of there was no open vision,

unto him, Knowest thou that the desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden

1 Chron. xxi, 12-17. And there LORD will take away thy master under foot? And he said unto

came a writing to him from Elijah from thy head to-day? And he me, Unto two thousand and three

the prophet, saying, Thus saith answered, Yea, I know it; hold hundred days; then shall the

the LORD God of David thy father, ye your peace. And Elijah said Because thou hast not walked in

unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, sanctuary be cleansed.

the ways of Jehoshapłat thy here; for the LORD bath sent me Dan, xii, 6, 7, 11-13. And one said father, nor in the ways of Asa

to Jordan. And he said, As the to the man clothed in linen, which king of Judah, But bast walked

LORD liveth, and as thy soul liv. was upon the waters of the river, in the way of the kings of Israel, eth, I will not leave thee. And How long shall it be to the end of and hast made Judah and the they two went on. And fifty these wonders? And I heard the inhabitants of Jerusalem to go a men of the sons of the prophets man clothed in liven, which was whoring, like to the whoredoms went, and stood to view afar off: upon the waters of the river, of the house of Ahab, and also and they twu stood by Jordan. when he held up his right hand hast slain thy brethren of thy and his left hand unto heaven, father's house, achich were better PROPHETESSES. and sware by him that liveth fo than thyself: Behold, with a great Ecod. xv, 20. And Miriam the ever, that it shall be for a time, plague will the LORD smite thy prophetess, the sister of Aaron, times, and an half; and when he people, and thy children, and thy took a timbrel in her band; and shall have accomplished to scatter wives, and all thy goods; And all the women went out after her the power of the lioly people, all thou shalt have great sickness by with timbrels and with dances. these things shall be finished. disease of thy bowels, until thy And from the time that the daily bowels fall out by reason of the

Judges iv, 4, 5. And Deborah, a sacrifice shall be taken away, and sickness day by day. Moreover, prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, the abomination that maketh the LORD stirred -up against she judged Israel at that time. desolate set up, there shall be a Jehoram the spirit of the Phil. And she dwelt under the palmthousand two hundred and ninety istines, and of the Arabians,

tree of Deborah, between Ramal duys. Blessed is he that waiteth, that were near the Ethiopians: and Bethel in mount Ephraim: and cometh to the thousand three And they came up into Judah, and the children of Israel camo hundred and five and thirty days. and brake into it, and carried up to her for judgment. But go thou thy way till the end away all the substance that was 2 Kings xxi1,14, 15. So Hilkiah the be: for thou shall rest, and stand found in the king's house, and priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor, ia thy lot at the end of the days. This sons also, and his wives; so i and Sliaplau, and Asallal, weut

one

unto Huldah the prophetess, the , I have not made sad; and strength-, them by fifty in a cave, and fed wite of Shallum the son of Tikvah, ened the hands of the wicked, them with bread and water.) the son of Harhas, keeper of the that he should not return from bis

2 Kings ii, 15. And when the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jeru- wicked way, by promising him

sons of the prophets, which mit salem in the college:) and they life. Therefore ye shall see no communed with her. And she more vanity, nor divine divina- to view at Jericho, saw hin, its said unto them, Thus saith the tions: for I will deliver my people said, The splrit of Elijih od

rest on Elisha. And itey can LORD God of Israel, Tell the man out of your hand; and ye shall

to meet him, and bowed that that sent you to me. know that I am the LORD.

selves to the ground before be 2 Chron. xxxiv, 22, 23. And Rev. ii, 20. Notwithstanding I

2 Kings x, 10. Know now the Hilkiah, and they that the king have a few things against thee, there shall fall into the earth had appointed, went to Huldah because thiou suferest that woman nothing of the word of the La the prophetess, the wife of Shal. Jezebel, which calleth herselt a which ihe Lord spake outcena lum the son of Tikvath, the son of prophetess, to teach and to seduce the house of Alab: for the la Hasrah, keeper of the wardrobe; my servants to commit fornicar bath done that which be sprake wa (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in tion, and to eat things sacrificed

his servant Elijah. the college;) and they spake to uuto idols. her to that effect. And she ang

2 Chron. xxvi, 5. And be sought wered them, Thus saith the LORD

PROPHETS UNDER THE

God in the days of Zechariah God of Israel, Tell yo the man

had understanding in the visa

NEW TESTAMENT. that sent you to me.

of God: and as long as he soort

Acts xv, 32. And Judas and the LORD, God made him to pris Isa, viil, 3. And I went into the prophetess; and she conceived, Silas, being prophets also them- per. and bare a son: then said the selves, exhorted ihe brethren with Jer, xxxix, 11, 12. Now Netachisé Lord to me, Call his name Maher-many words, and confirmed them. re zar king of Babylon shalal-hash-baz.

Rom. xii, 6. Having then gifts charge concerning Jeremiah

Nebuzar-adan the captain of Luke ii, 36, 37. And there was differing according to the grace guard, saying. Take hin, # Anna,

a prophetess, the that is given to us, whether pro- look well to him, and do his daughter of Phamuel, of the tribe phecy, let us prophesy according harm; but do unto him even of Aser: she was of a great age; to the proportion of faith.

he shall say unto thee. and had lived with an husband seven years from her virginity, after charity, and desire spiritual loose thee[Jeremiah) this dayda 1 Çor, xiv, 1-3, 29-33. Follow

Jer. xl, 4, 5. And now, behall, And slie was a widow of about gifts, but rather that ye inay pro- the chains which were up fourscore and four years, which phesy. For he that speaketh in hand. If it seem good tato departed not from the temple, an unknown tongue speaketh not but served God with fustings and unto men, but unto God: for no

to come with me into a prayers night and day. man understandeth him; howbeit come, and I will look well

thee: but if it seem 11 urlott Acts xxi, 9. And the same man in the spirit he speaketh myshad four daughters, virgins, which teries. But he that prophesieth forbear: behold, all the boa

to come with me into Bals: did prophesy.

speaketh unto men to edification, before thee; whither it serbro

and exhortation, and comfort. Let Ezek, xiil, 17-23. Likewise, thou the prophets speak two or three, good and convenient for the

go, thither go. Now, wtb ) son of man, set thy face against and let the other judge. If any

was not yet gone back, As S the daughters of thy people, which thing be revealed to another that prophesy out of their own' heart ; sitteth by, let the first hold his Go back also to Gedaliab tte mi

of Abikam, the son of Shara and prophesy thou against them, peace. For ye may all prophesy one

whom the king of Babylon bu And say, Thus saith the Lord by one, that all may learn, and all

made governor over the ette

And may be comforted.

the GOD; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all arm-holes, and make spirits of the prophets are subject Judah, and dwell with him as a to the prophets. For God is not

the people; or go where szereta kerchiefs upon the head of every the author of confusion, but of seemethi.convenient unto thee: stature, to hunt souls! Will yo

go. So the captain of the go! bunt the souls of my people, and peace, as in all churches of the

gave him victuals and romant Saints. will ye save the souls alive that

and let him go. come unto you? And will ye

Acts xxvi, 27. King ATIŞI pollute me among my people for THE PROPHETS RESPECTED.

believest thou the prophets ! handfuls of barley, and for pieces

1 Sam. iii, 19, 20. And Samuel know that thou believesi. of bread, to slay the souls that grew, and the Lord was with him, should not dio, and to save the and did let none of his words fall bouls alive that should not live, to the ground. And all Israel,

BUT SOMETIMES HATED by your lying to my people that from Dan even to Beersheba,

AND PERSECUTED. hear your lies? Wherefore thus knew that Samuel was establish- 1 Kings xxii, 7-9, 24–97. AN Baith the Lord God, Behold, I am ed to be a prophet of the LORD, Jehoshaphat said, Is there against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make

1 Sam. ix, 6. And he said unto here a prophet of the Lab them fly, and I will tear them him, Behold now, there is in this sides, that we might enure

hinn? And the king of Israel sa from your arms, and will let the city a man of God, and he is an souls go, even the souls that ye cometh surely ti pass: now let us honourable man; all that he saith unto Jehoshaphat, There

one man, Micaiah the SB hunt to make them fly. Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and des go thither; peradventure be can Imlah, by whom we may edges liver my people out of your hand, shew us our way that we should of the Lord: but I bate bine

he doth not prophesygood on and they shall be no more in your go.

ingine, but evil. And Jebus hand to be hunted; and ye shall 1 Kings xviii, 4. For it was so, phat said, Let not the king af know that I am the LORD. Be- when Jezebel cut off the prophets so. Then the king of Israel eause with lies ye have made the

of the LORD, that Obadiah took heart of the righteous sad, whoin

an officer, and said, Hasten an hundred prophets, and bid/ Micaiah the son of Imiah. 04

Zadekiah the son of Chenaanah | mad, and maketh himself a pro-y of the LORD arose against hiig went near, and smote Micaiah on phet, that thou shouldest put him people, till there was no remedy. the cheek, and said, which way in prison, and in the stocks. Now Therefore he brought upon them went the Spirit of the Lord from therefore whylast thou not reprov- the king of the Chaldees, who me to speak unto thee? And ed Jeremial of Anathoth, which slew their young men with the Blicaiah said, Behold, thou shalt maketh bimself a prophet to you? sword in the house of their sancsee in that day, when thou shalt For therefore he sent unto us in tuary, and had no compassion go into an inner chamber to hide Babylon, saying, This captivity is upon young man or maiden, old thyself. And the king of Israel long: build ye houses, and dwell man, or him that stooped for age; said, Take Micaiah, and carry in them; and plant gardens, and he gave them all into his hand. him back unto Ainon the governor eat the fruit of them.

And Zeph

Jcr. XX, 3, 4. And it came to of the city, and to Joash the king's aniah the priest read this letter in son; And say, Thus saith the the ears of Jeremiah the prophet. pass on the morrow, that Pashur king, Put this felloro in the prison,

brought forth Jeremiah out of

Jer. xxxii, 2, 3. For then the and feed him with bread of afflicking of Babylon's army besieged into him. The LORD bath not

the stocks. Then said Jeremiah tion, and with water of aflliction, Jerusalem: and Jeremiah the pro-called thy name until I come in peace.

Pashur, but phet was shut up in the court of Magor-missabib. For thus saith 2 Chron. xviii, 17, 25, 26. And the prison, which was in the king the Lord, Behold, I will mako the king of Israel said to Jeho- of Judah's house. For Zedekiah thee a terror to thyself, and to all shaphat, Did I not tell thee that king of Judah had shut him up, thy friends; and they shall fall by he would not prophesy good unto saying, Wherefore dost thou pro- the sword' of their enemies, and me, but evil? Then the king of phesy, and say, Thus saith the thine eyes shall behold it: and I Israel said, Take ye Micaial, and LORD), Behold, I will give this city

will give all Judah into the hand carry him back to Amun the into the hand of the king of Baby- of the king of Babylou, and he governor of the city, and to Joahlon, and he shall take it.

shall carry them captive into the king's son; And say, Thus

Ezek. iii, 25, 26. But thon, O son Babylon, and shall slay them with Bith the king, Put this fellow in of man, behold, they shall put the sword. the prison, and feed him with bands upon thee, and shall bind bread of affliction, and with water thee with them, and thou shalt

Rom. xi, 2, 3. God hath not cast of affliction, until I return in not go out among them: And I

away his people which he forepeace.

knew. will make thy tongue cleave to

Wot ye not what the Isa. XXX, 10, 11. Which say to the root of thy mouth, that thou scripture saith of Elias? how he

maketh intercession to God the seers, See not; and to the pro- shalt be dumb, and shalt not be to phets, Prophesy not unto us right them a reprover; for they are a against Israel, saying, Lord, they things; speak unto

have killed thy prophets, and us smooth rebellious house. things, prophesy deceits: Get you Amos vii, 12, 13, 16, 17. Also digged down thine altars; and I out of the way, turn aside out of | Amaziah said unto Amos, 0 thou

am left alone, and they seek my

life. the path, cause the Holy One of seer, go, flee thee away into the Israel to cease from before us. land of Judah, and there eat

James v, 10. Take, my brethren, Jer. xi, 21-23. Therefore thus bread, and prophesy there: But the prophets, who have spoken in caith the LORD of the men of Ana prophesy not again any more at

the name of the Lord, for an thoth. that seek thy life, saying, Beth-el; for it is the king's chapel, example of suffering affliction, Prophesy net in the name of the and it is the king's court. Now and of patience. LORD, that thou die not by our

therefore hear thou the word of band: Therefore thus saith the the LORD: Thou sayest, Prophesy

DUTY OF THE PEOPLE. LORD of hosts, Behold, I will not against Israel, and drop not

Zech. vii, 7. Should ye not hear punish them: 'the young men thy word against the house of the words which the LORD hath shall die by the sword; their sons

Isaac. Therefore thus saith the cried by the former prophets, and their daughters shall die by LORD, Thy wite shall be an harlot when Jerusalem was inhabited famine: And there shall be no in the city, and thy sons and thy and in prosperity, and the cities remnant of them: for I will bring daughters shall fall by the sword, thereof round about her, when evil upon the men of Anathoth, and thy land shall be divided by men inhabited the south and the ecen the year of their visitation. line; and thou shalt die in a plain?

polluted land: and Israel shall Jer. xx, 1, 2. Now Pashur the surely go into captivity forth of

1 Thess. v, 20. Despise not proson of Immer the priest, who was his land.

phesyings. also chief governor in the house

Micah ii, 6. Prophesy yo not, of the LORD, heard that Jeremiah

SIN OF UNBELIEF. prophesied these things. Then say they to them that prophesy:

2 Kings vii, 1, 2. Then Elisha Pushur smote Jeremiah the pro- they shall not prophesy to them

said, Hear ye the word of the phet, and put him in the stocks that they shall not take shame.

LORD; Thus saith the LORD, Tothat were in the high gate of

morrow, about this time, shall a Benjamin, which was by the

measure of fino flour be sold for a house of the LORD,

1 Kings six, 14. And he said, I shekel, and two measures of Jer. xxix, 25-29. Thus speaketh have been very jealous for the barley for a shekel, in the gate of the LORD of hosts, the God of LORD God of bosts: because the Samarin. Then a lord on whose Israel, saying, Because thou hast children of Israel have forsaken hand the king leaned answered sent letters in thy name unto all thy covenant, thrown down thine the man of God, and said, Behold, the people that are at Jerusalem, altars, and slain thy prophets if the LORD would make windows and to Zephaniah the son of with the sword; and I. eren I only, in heaven, might this thing be? Maaseiah the priest, and to all am left; and they seek my life, to And he said, Behold, thou shalt the priests, saying, The Lond take it away.

see it with thine eyes, but shalt hatii made thee priest in the 2 Chron. XXXVI, 16, 17. But they not eat thereof. stead of Jehoia la the priest, that mocked the messengers of God, 2 Chron. xxiv, 19. Yet he sent ye should be officers in the house and despised his words, and mis- prophets to them, to bring them of the Lord, for every man that is I used his prophets until the wrath again unto the LORD; and they

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