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of his transgression: as for the His DESTINY DETERMINED BY Hig would not! Bebold, your bouse is wickedness of the wicked, he shall

CHOICE.

left unto you desolate: and verly not fall thereby in the day that he

I say unto you, Ye shall not see turneth from his wickedness;

Deut. xli, 26-28. Only thy holy me, until the time come wheb y neither shall the righteous be able things which thou hast, and thy shall say, Blessed is he that can to live for his righteousness in the vows, thou shalt take, and go unto eth in the name of the Lord. day that he sinpeth. When i the place which the LORD shall

John V, 40. And ye yil at shall say to the righteous, that he choose.. And thou shalt offer thy come to me, that ye might

bare shall surely live; if he trust to his burnt-offerings, the flesh and the

life. own righteousness, and commit blood, upon the altar of the LORD

Erod. viu, 32. And Pharash iniquity, all his righteousness thy God: and the blood of thy sasball not be remembered; but for crifices shall be poured out upon hardened his heart at this tice his iniquity that he hath com- the altar of the LORD thy God, also, neither would be let de mitted, he shall die for it. Again, and thou shalt eat the flesh. Obo people go.

Erod. 1x, 34, 35. And when Prawhen I say unto the wicked, Thou serve and hear all these words shalt surely die; if he turn from which I command thee, that it raob saw that the rain and the is his sin, and do that which is law may go well with thee, and with and the thunders were orasel. De ful and right; If the wicked re-thy children after thee for ever, sinned yet more and hardened Les

iore the pledge, give again that when thou doest that which is heart, he and his servants And ", had robbed, walk in the sta- good and right in the sight of the the heart of Pharaoh was bartes

ed, neither would he let the chil tutes of life, without committing LORD thy God. iniquity; he shall surely live, he Deut. xxx,15,16,19,20. See, I have dren of Israel go; as the Lord bad shall not die. None of his sins set before thee this day life and spoken by Moses. that he hath committed shall be good, and death and evil; In that 1 Sam. vi, 6. Wherefore the mentioned unto him: he hath done command thee this day to love do ye harden your hearts, as the that which is lawful and right; he the LORD thy God, to walk in his Egyptians and Pharaoh hardcore shall surely live.

ways, and to keep his command- their hearts? wben he had toca

ments, and his statutes, and his wonderfully among them, did the Joel 11, 32. And it shall come to judgments, that thou mayest live not let the people go, and tbejde pass, that whosoever shall call on and multiply: and the Lord thy parted? ibe name of the LORD shall be de- God shall bless thee in the land livered: for in mount Zion and in whither thou goest to possess it. 4th. THE DIVINE SOTEJerusalem shall be deliverance, I call heaven and earth to record REIGNTY IN PROVIDENCE. as the Lord hath said, and in the this day against you, that I have reinnant whom the LORD shall set before you life and death, bless mighty men are broken, and two

1 Sam. 11, 4-10. The bows of the call.

ing and cursing: therefore choose that stumbled are girded a Matth. xviii, 11, 14. For the Son life, that both thou and thy seed of man is come to save that may live: That thou mayest love strength. They that were full bar

hired out themselves for bra which was lost. Even so it is the LORD thy God, and that thou not the will of your Father which mayest obey his voice, and that and they that were hungry cesed

so that the barren hath born is in heaven, that one of these thou mayest cleave unto bim; (or and she that hatb many caudrse

he is thy life, and the length of is waxed feeble. The LOE E little ones should perish.

thy days) that thou mayest dwelleth, and maketh alive: be brice John vi, 37, 38. All that the in the land which the LORD sware eth down to the grave, and brize Father giveth me shall come to unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to me; and him that cometh to me! Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. and maketh rich: he bringeth km

eth up. The LORD maketb par will in no wise cast out. For I

Ps. Ixxxi, 18-15. Oh that my and lifteth up. He will keep th: came down from heaven, not to people had hearkened unto me, feet of his saints, and the steret do mine own will, but the will of and Israel had walked in my shall be silent in darkness for him that sent me.

ways! I should svou have subdued strength shall no man prema Acts 11, 21. And it shall come to their enemies, and turned my The adversaries of the LORD SOU pass, that whosover shall call on hand against their adversaries. be broken to pieces out of bacte the name of the Lord shall be the haters of the LORD should shall he thunder upon them the saved,

have submitted themselves upto LORD shall judge the ends of the

bim: but their time should have earth; and he shall give siret Rom. x, 11, 13, 21. For the scrip- endured for ever. ture saith, Whosoever believeth on

unto his King, and exalt the la him shall not be ashamed.

Isa. xlviii, 18. Oh that thou of his anointed. whosoever shall call upon the

hadst hearkened to my command. Job v, 19. For he maketh some name of the Lord sball be saved. ments! then had thy peace been and bindeth up; be woundett, st But to Israel he saith, All day long as a river, and thy righteousness his hands make whole. I have stretched forth my hands as the waves of the sea.

Job xxix, 2-4. Oh that I were unto a disobedient and gainsaying

Matth. xxiii, 37. O Jerusalem, in months past, as in the op people.

Jerusalem, thou that killest the when God preserved me

prophets, and stonest them which his candle shined upon my bes! 2 Tim. ii, 21. If a man therefore are sent unto thee, how often and when by his light I walked purge himself from these, he shall would I have gathered thy child through darkness; As I was is be a vessel unto honour, sancti-dren together, even as a ben ga- days of my youth, when the so fied, and meet for the master's thereth her chickens under her of God was upon my laberdacs use, and prepared unto every good wings, and ye would noti work,

Luke xiii, 34, 35. O Jerusalem, pieces mighty men without 13

Job xxxiv, 24. He shall breakt Rev. xxii, 17. And the Spirit and Jerusalem, which killest the pros ber, and

set others in their stead the bride say, Come. And let phets, and stonest them that are him that heareth say, Come. And sent unto thee; how often would I Ps. xxx, 6, 7. And in my let him that is athirst corne. And have gathered thy children toge- sperity I said, I shall never be whosoever will, let him take the ther, as a ben doth gather her moved. LORD, by thy farour the water of life freely..

brood under her wings, and ye hast made my mountain to stud

For!

strong: thou didst hide thy face, I be wicked men, to whom it hap-, have more than heart could wish. and I was troubled.

peneth according to the work of They are corrupt, and speak Ps. lxxi, 20, 21. Thou, which the righteous. I said, that this wickedly concerning oppression: hast shewed me great and sore also is vanity.

they speak loftily. Behold, these troubles, shalt quicken me again, Eccles. ix, 1-3. 11. For all this I are the ungodly, who prosper in and shalt bring me up again from considered in my heart, even to the world; they increase in riches. the depths of the earth. Thou declare all this, that the righteous, shalt increase my greatness, and and the wise, and their works, are ABRAHAM OFFERING UP ISAAC. comfort me on every side. in the hand of God: no man know

Gen. xxii, 1--17, 20--22. And it Ps. ci, 1. I will sing of mercy eth either love or hatred by all and judgment: unto thee, O LORD, that is before them. All things came to pass after these things, will I sing. come alike to all: there is one

that God did tempt Abraham, and event to the righteous and to the said unto him, Abrabam. And he Ps. cii, 10. Because of thine in- wicked; to the good, and to the said, Behold, here I am.

And he dignation and thy wrath: for thou clean, and to the unclean; to him saidTake now thy son, thing hast litted me up, and cast me down.

that sacrificeth, and to him that only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, sacrificeth not: as is the good, 80

and get thee into the land of Mo18a, xix, 22. And the Lord shall is the sinner, and he that swear-riah; and offer him there for a smite Egypt; he shall smite and eth, as he that leareth an oath. burnt-offering upon one of the heal it: and they shall return even This is an evil among all things mountains which I will tell thee to the Lord, and be shall be en- that are done under the sun, that of.

And Abraham rose up early treated of them and shall heal there is one event unto all: yea, in the morning, and saddled bis them.

also, the heart of the song of men ass, and took two of his young Jer. xxil, 21, 22. I spake unto is full of evil, and madness is in men with him, and Isaac his son, thee in thy prosperity; but thou their heart while they live, and and clave the wood for the burntsaidst, I will not hear: this hath after that they go to the dead. offering, and rose up, and went been thy manner from thy youth, I returned, and saw under the unto the place of which God had that thon obeyedst not my voice. sun, that the race is not to the told him. Then on the third day The wind shall eat up all ihy pas- swift, nor the battle to the strong,

Abraham lifted up his eyes, and tors, and thy lovers shall go into neither yet bread to the wise, nor saw the place afar off. And Abcaptivity: surely then shalt thou yet riches to men of understand- raham said unto his young men, be ashamed and confounded for ing, nor yet favour to men of Abide ye here with the ass; and I all thy wickedness. skill; but time and chance hap- and the lad will go yonder and

worship, and come again to you. Exek. XXXV, 14, 15. Thus saith the peneth to them all.

And Abraham took the wood of Lord Goi), When the whole earth Ezek. xxi, 2-5. Son of man, set rejoiceth, I will make thee deso- thy face toward Jeroslem,' and the burnt - offering, and laid it

upon Isaac his son; and he took late. As thou didst rejoice at the drop thy word toward the holy

the fire in his hand, and a knile; inheritance of the bouse of Israel, places, and prophesy against the because it was desolate, so will í land of Israel, And say to the and they went both of them to

gether. And Isaac spake unto do unto thee; thou shalt be deso- land of Israel, Thus saith the

Abraham his father, and said, My late, o mount Suir, and all Idu- LORD; Behold, I am against thee, mea, eren all of it; and they shall and will draw forth my sword out father: and he said, Here am 1,

son. know that I am the LORD. of his sheath, and will cut off from

And he said, Behold the

lire and the wood; but where is Luke i. 52,53. He hath put down thee the righteous and the wick

the lamb for a burnt - offering? the mighty from their seats, and ed: Seeing then that I will cut And Abraham said, My son, God exalted them of low degree.' He off from thee the righteous and

will provide himself a lamb for a hath filled the hungry with good the wicked, therefore shall my burnt-offering: so they went both things; and the rich he hath sent Sword go forth out of his sheath of them together. And they came away empty.

against all flesh from the south to John XVI, 20. Verily, verily, I say know that'I the LORD lave drawn altar there, and laid the wood in the north; That all flesh, may bim of; and Abraham built an

to the place which God had told unto you, That ye shall weep and forth my sword out of his sheath: order, and bound Isaac bis son, lament, but the world shall re- it shall not return any more. joice; and ye shall be sorrowful,

and laid him on the altar upon the but your sorrow shall be turned

AND MYSTERIOU8.

wood. And Abraham stretched into joy.

Job ix, 24. The earth is given forth his hand, and took the knite

into the hand of the wicked: he to slay his son. And the angel OFTEN APPARENTLY INDIS

covereth the faces of the judges of the LORD called unto him out CRIXXATE.

thereot; if not, where, and who is of heaven, and said, Abraham, AbJob ix, 22, 23. This is one thing, he?

raham. And he said, Here am I. therefore I said it, He destroyeth Job xil, 6. The tabernacles of And he said, Lay not thine band the prfect and the wicked. 11 robbers prosper, and they that upon the lad, neither do thou any the scourge slay suddenly, le provoke God are secure; into I thing unto him: for now ! kuow will laugh at the trial of the inno- whose hand God bringeth abun-tbou last not withheld thy son,

that thou fearest God, seeing that cent. dantly.

thine only son, from me. And Eccles. vii, 15. All things have I Job xxii, 18. Yet he filled their Abraham lifted up his eyes, and seen in the days of my vanity: houses with good things: but the looked, and, belold, behind him a there is a just man that perisheth counsel of the wicked is far from ram caught in a thicket by his in his righteousness, and there is me.

horns: aud Abraham went and a wicked man that prolongeth his

Ps. Ixxiii, 5-8, 12. They are not in took the ram, and offered him up Wife in his wicked oss.

trouble as other men; weither are for a burnt-oftering in the stead Eccles, vill, 14 There is a vanity they plagued like other men. of his son. Aud Abraham called which is done upon the earth; Therefore pride compasseth them the name of the place Jehovah. that there be just men, unto whom about as a chain; vivlence cover-jireb: as it is said to this day, in it happeneth according to the eth them as a garment. Their the mount of the LORD it shall be work of the wicked: again, there l eyes stand out with fatness: they seen. And the angel of the LOLD

called unto Abraham out of heaven 1 Chron. xvii, 7, 8. Now there that I will send unto him anderthe second time, And said, By fore thus shalt thou say unto my ers, that shall cause him to sa myself have I sworn, saith the servant David, Thus saith the der, and shall empty his vessels, LORD; for because thou hast done LORD of hosts, I took thee from and break their bottles. this thing, and hast not withheld the sheep-cote, even from follow

Lam. iii, 17. And thou hast is thy sou, thine only son; that in ing the sheep, that thou shouldest moved my soul far off from peace. blessing I will bless thee, and in be ruler over my people Israel; I forgat prosperity. multiplying I will multiply thy And I have been with thee

Lam. iv, 5. They that did feed seed as the stars of the heaven, whithersoever thou bast walked, and as the sand which is upon and have cut off all thine enemies delicately are desolate in the sea - shore; and thy seed from before thee, and have made streets, they that were broente shall possess the gate of his ene- thee a name like the name of the up in scarlet, embrace dangtelis mies. And it came to pass after great men that are in the earth. Dan. xi, 19. Then he shall tun.

bis face toward the fort of his oma these things, that it was told A. braham, saying, Behold, Milcah, AND SOMETIMES DEPRESSES.

land: but he shall stumble, as she hath also born children unto

Job xix, 9. He hath stripped me fall, and not be found thy brother Nahor; Huz his first of my glory, and taken the crown

Rev. xviii, 14. And the fruits born, and Buz his brother, and from my head.

that thy soul lusted after er Kemuel the father of Aram, And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildasb, made his glory to cease, and cast are departed from ihee, and thoa

Ps. Ixxxix, 44, 45. Thou hast departed from thee, and all thiba

which were dainty aud oliy and Jidlapb, and Bethuel. his throne down to the ground. shalt find them no more at all.

The days of his youth bast thou PROVIDENCE SOMETIMES EXALTS.

shortened: thou hast covered hiin 1 Sam. ii, 8. He raiseth up the with shame. Selah.

BUT STILL IT IS JUST.

Job v, 3. I have seen the foolish poor out of the dust, and listeth up the beggar from the dunghill; deliver them; but they provoked his habitation.

P8. cvi, 43. Mauy times did be

taking root: but suddenly I cursed to set them among princes, and him with their counsel, and were to make them inherit the throne

Job xxiv, 22, 23. He drovech of glory: for the pillars of the brought low for their iniquity.

P3. cvii, 39. Again they are he riseth up, and no man is sors

also the mighty with his post earth are the LORD's, and he bath

minished and brought low through of life: Though it be given him a set the world upon them.

Job viii, 7. Though thy be- / oppression, allliction, and sorrow. be in safety whereon he restetik, gipning was small, yet thy latter

Isa. xiv, 16, 17. They that see yet bis eyes are upon their yn end should greatly increase. thee shall narrowly look upon

Ps. xxxvii, 34-36. Wait on the Ps. cxiii, 7-9. He raiseth up the this the man that made the earth shall' exalt thee to inherit the

thee, and consider thee, saying, Is LORD, and keep his way, and be poor out of the dust, and lifteth to tremble, that did shake king- land: when the wicked are cute the needy out of the Junghill; doms; That made the world as a That he may sethim with princes, wilderness, and destroyed the

thou shalt see it. I have seen the even with the princes of his peo- cities thereof; that opened not the spreading himself like & grees

wicked in great

power, 18 ple. He maketh the barren

house of his prisoners? woman to keep house, and to be a

bay-tree: Yet he passed isir,

Isa. xxii, 15-19. Thus saith the and, lo, he was not; yea, I soust joyful mother of children. Praise

Lord God of hosts, Go, get thee him, but he could not be found ye the LORD. unto this treasurer, even unto

Ps. Ixxili, 16 -- 20. When 1 Shebna, which is over the house, 1 Sam. xv, 17. And Samuel said, and say, what hast thou here thought

to know this, it was toe When thou wast, little in thine and whóm bast thou here, that painful for me, Until I went is own sight, wast thou not made thou hast

the sanctuary of God; then under

hewed thee out a the head of the tribes of Israel, sepulchre here, as he that beweth didst set them in slippery places

stood I their end. Surely tton and the LORD anointed thee king him out a sepulchre on high, and thou castedst them down to over Israel?

that graveth an habitation for 2 Sam. vii, 8, 9. Now therefore himself in a rock? Behold, the brought into desolation, as ia &

destruction. llow are so sbalt thou say unto my ser- LORD will carry thee away with a vant David, Thus saith the Lord mighty captivity, and will surely sumed with terrors.

moment! they are utterly co

As a dress of hosts, I took thee from the

thee. He

will surely when one awaketh; so, O La sheep-cote, from following the violently turn and toss thee like a

when thou awakest, thou shu sheep, to be ruler over my peo- ball into a large country: there ple, over Israel: And I was with shalt thon die, and there the despise their image. thee whithersoever thou wontest, chariots of thy glory shall be the

Ps. xcii, 6, 7. A brutish pa and have cut off all thine enemies shame of thy loru's house. And knoweth not; neither doth and out of thy sight, and have made I will drive thee from thy station,

understand this. When the thee a great namo, like unto the and from thy state shall be puli wicked spring as the grass, si name of the great men that are thee dowo.

when all the workers of iniquity in the earth.

do flourish; it is that they shall

Jer. xlviil, 10-12. Cursed be be 2 Sam. xil,7,8... Thus salth the that doeth the work of the LORD

destroyed for ever. LORD God of Israel, I anointed deceitfully, and cursed be he that

Eccles. viii, 11-13. Because ser thee king over Israel, and I de keepeth back his sword from tence against an evil work is not livered thee out of the hand of blood. Moab hath been at ease executed speedily, therefore the Saul. And I gave thee thy mas- from his youth, and he bath heart of the sons of men is fully ter's house, and thy master's settled on his lees, and hath not set in them to do evil. Though wives into thy bosom, and gave been emptied from vessel to a sinner do evil an hundred tipes, theo the house of Israel and vessel, neither hath he gone into and his days be prolonged, yet of Judah; and 11 that had been too captivity; therefore his taste re- surely I know that it shall be Jittle, I would inoreover have mained in him, and his scent is well with them that fear God given unto thee such and such not changed. Therefore, behold, which fear before him: Bot things.

the days come, saith the LORD, I shall not be well with the wickr

cover

neither shall he prolong his days, forth fruit: thou art near in their ence between the Egyptians and which are as a shadow; because mouth, and far from their reins. Israel. he feareth not before God.

Hab. i, 3, 4, 13, 17. Why dost Num. xiv, 34, 35. After the num*

thou shew me iniquity, and cause ber of the days in which yo FOB GOD IS GOVERNOR AND me to behold grievance? for spoil- searched the land, even forty JUDGE.

ing and violence are before me: days, (each day for a year,) shall 1 Chron. xvi, 14, 15. He is the and there are that raise up strife ye bear your iniquities, even torty

Therefore the years; and ye shall know my LORD our God; his judgments are and contention. in all the earth. Be ye mindful law is slacked, and judgment doth breach of promise. I the LORD always of his covenant, the word never go forth: for the wicked have said, I will surely do it unto which he commanded to a thou- doth compass about the righteous; all this evil congregation, that are sand generations.

therefore wrong judgment pro- gathered together against me: in

ceedeth. Thou art of purer eyes this wilderness they shall be conJob xxi, 22. Shall any teach God than to behold evil, and canst not sumed, and there they shall die.

knowledge? seeing he judgethe look on iniquity: wherefore louk. 2006 those that are high.

est thou upon them that deal deceived trust in vanity; for

Job xv, 31. Let not him that is Job xxiii, 7. There the righteous treacherously, and holdest thy T* might dispute with bim: so should tongue when the wicked devour- vanity shall be his recompence. I be delivered for ever from my leth the man that is more right

Job xviii, 7. The steps of his judge.

eous than be? Shall they therefore strength shall be straitened, and Ps. vii, 8. The LORD shall judge empty their net, and not spare his own counsel shall cast him

down. the people: judge me, O LOKD, continually to slay the nations? according to my righteousness,

Job xxxiv, 11. For the work of and according to mine integrity LORD with your words: yet yol and cause every man to find

Mal il, 17. Ye have wearied the

a man shall he render unto him, that is in me.

say, Wherein have we wearied Ps. ix, 8. And he shall judge nim? When ye say, Every one

according to his ways. the world in righteousness, he that doeth evil is good in the sight

Ps. vil, 15. He made a pit, and shall minister judgment to the of the Lord, and he delighteth in digged it, and is fallen into the people in uprightness.

them; or, Where is the God of ditch which he made. Ps. 1, 4, 6. He shall call to the judgment?

Ps. xxxvii, 14, 15. The wicked heavens from above, and to the Mal. iii, 15. And now we call have drawn out the sword, and earth, that he may judge bis the proud happy; yea, they that have bent their bow, to cast down people. And the heavens shall work wickedness are set up; yea;

the poor and needy, and to slay ** declare his righteousness: for God they that tempt God are even de such as be of upright conversase is judge himself. Selah.

livered.

tion. Their sword shall enter

into their own beart, and their MYSTERIES IN PROVIDENCE. PROVIDENCE OFTEN MARK

bows shall be broken. Job xxi, 6-9. Even when I re

Ps. xciv, 23. And he shall bring

ED IN ITS DISCRIMINAmember I am afraid, and trembo

upon them their own iniquity, and ling taketh hold on my flesh.

TION.

shall cut them off in their own Wherefore do the wicked live, Exod. viii, 22, 23. And I will wickedness; yea, the LORD our become old, yea, are mighty in sever in that day the land of God shall cut them off. power? Their seed is established Goshen, in which my people Prov. v, 22. His own iniquities in their sight with them, and their dwell, that no swarms of flies shall take the wicked himself, offspring before their eyes. Their shall be there; to the end thou and he shall be holden with the houses are safe from fear, neither mayest know that I am the LORD cords of his sins. is the rod of God upon them. in the midst of the earth. And I

Prov. xxvi, 27. Whoso diggeth Job xxiv, 12. Men groan from

will put a division between my a pit shall fall therein; and he that out of the city, and the soul of the people and thy people: tomorrow rolleth a stone, it will return upon wounded crieth out; yet God shall this sign be.

him. layeth not folly to them.

Erod. ix, 4--7, 26. And the LORD Eccles. x, 8, 9. He that diggeth Ps. Ixxiii, 2-4, 13-15. But as for shall sever between the cattle of a pit shall fall into it; and whoso me, my feet were almost gone; Israel and the cattle of Egypt: breaketh an hedge, a serpent my steps had well nigh slipped. and there shall nothing die of all shall bite him. Whoso removeth For I was envious at the foolish, that is the children's of Israel. stones shall be hurt therewith,

when I saw the prosperity of the And the LORD appointed a set and he that cleaveth wood sbali Tak wicked. For there are no bands time, saying, To-morrow the LORD be endangered thereby.

in their death; but their strength shall do this thing in the land. 18 firm. Verily I have cleansed And the LORD did that thing on ed! it shall be ill with him; for the

Isa. iii, 11. Woe unto the wickmy heart in vain, and washed my the morrow, and all the cattle of reward of his bands shall be given hands in innocency. For all the Egypt died: but of the cattle of

him. day long have I been plagued, the children of Israel died not and chastened every morning. one.

And Pharaoh sent, and,

Jer. iv, 18. Thy way and thy If I say, I will speak thus; behold, behold, there was not one of the doings have procured these things I should offend against the gener cattle of the lsraelites dead. And unto thee: tbis is thy wickedness, ation of thy children.

the heart of Pharaoh was harden- because it is bitter, because it Jer. xii, 1, 2 Righteous art ed, and he did not let the people reacheth unto thine heart. thon, O LORD, when I plead with go. Only in the land of Goshen, Jer. li, 24. And I will render thee; vet let me talk with thee of where the children of Israel were, unto Babylon and to all the inthy judginents: Wherefore doth was there no bail.

habitants of Chaldea all their evil the way of the wicked prosper? Exod. xi, 7. But against any of that they have done in Zion in wherefore are all they happy that the children of Israel shall not a your sight, saith the LORD. deal very treacherously? Thou dog move his tongue, against man Hosea xil, 2. The LORD hath hast planted them; yea, they have or beast; that ye may koow how also a controversy with Judah, taken root; they grow; they bring that the LORD doth put a differ. and will punish Jacob according

was

to his ways; according to his dos concerning which I gware to make his uprightness feareth tbe lor ings will he recompense him. you dwell therein, save Caleb the but he that is perverse in LĖS **!

Obad. 15. For the day of the son of Jephunnen, and Joshua the despiseth him. Lord is near upon all the heathen: son of Niin. And the men wbich

Prov. xxi, 8. The way of De as thou hast done, it shall be done Moses sent to search the land, who froward and strange: bat sorge unto thee; thy reward shall re- returned, and made all the con- the pure, bis work is right.

gregation to murmur against him, turn upon thine own head. by bringing up a slander upon the when no man pursueth: bez

Prov. xxvlii, 1. The wicked 12 Matth. xxiv, 40. Then shall two land. Even those men, that did be in the field; the one shall be bring up the evil report upon the righteous are bold as a liga. taken, and the other left. land, died by the plague before

Prov. xxix, 6. In the trarse Luke iv, 25-27. But I tell you the LORD. But Joshua the son of sion of an evil man there is SESE. of a truth, many widows were in Nun, and Caleb the son of Je- but the righteous doth slog Israel in the days of Elias, when phundeh, which were of the men rejoice. the heaven was shut up three ihat went to search the land, lived Isa.Ixv,13,14. Therefore those years and six months, when great still. And Moses told these say the Lord God, Behold, mis servis famine was throughout all the ings unto all the children of Israel: shall eat, but ye shail De best land; But unto none of them was and the people mourned greatly. behold, my servants shall & Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a

Num. XXvi, 63-65. These are but ye shall be thirsty: bebu.ET city of Sidon, unto a woman that they that were numbered by servants shall rejuice, bui re se was a widow. And many lepers Moses and Eleazar the priest, who be ashamed: Behold, my were in Israel in the time of numbered the children of Israel shall sing for joy of beart, Eliseus the prophet; and none of in the plains of Moab by Jordan shall cry for sorrow of bear them

cleansed, saving near Jericho. But among these shall howl for vexation of Naaman the Syrian

there was not a man of them Luke xvii, 34-36. I tell you, in whom Moses and Aaron the priest unto him, Go tlirongh the ni sa

Ezek. ix, 4-6. And the Lord said that night there shall be two men numbered, when they numbered the city, through the midst dit in one bed; the one shall be taken, the children of Israel in the wil rusalem, and set a mark opocs and the other shall be left. Two derness of Sinai. For the LORD forebeads of the men that sale! women shall be grinding together, had said of them, They shall surely that cry for all the abomis.110 the one shall be taken, and the die in the wilderness. And there that be done in the midst the other left. Two men shall be in was not left a man of them, save

And to the others he said in a the field; the one shall be taken, Caleb the son of Jephunneb, and hearing, Go ye after hin the and the other left. Joshua the son of Nun,

the city, and smite let dot rot

Deut. iv, 3, 4. Your eyes have eye spare, neither hare yee Judges 1, 6, 7. But Adoni-bezek seen what the Lord did because Slay utterly old and young fled; and they pursued after him,

of Baal-peor: for all the inen that maids, and little children. and caught him, and cut off bis followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy women; but come not be thumbs and his great toes. And God hath destroyed them from man upon whom is the most Adoni-bezek sail, Threescore and among you. But ye that did cleave beyin at my sanctuary. The ten kings, having their thumbs unto the LORD your God are alive they began at the ancient D and their great toes cut off, ga- every one of you this day. which were before the house. thered their meat under my table:

2 Sam. xxii, 26-29. With the mer- 2 John 9. Whosoerer to as I have done, so God hath re- ciful thou wilt shew thyself mer- gresseth, and abideth not in e quited me. And they brought him cilul; and with the upright man doctrine of Christ, haib not Gris to Jerusalem, and there he died. thou wilt shew thyself upright. he that abideth in the distrito Judges ix, 55-57. And when the self pure; and with the froward and the Son.

With the pure thou wilt shew thy: Christ, he hath both the Fas men of Israel saw that Abimelech

thou wilt show thyself unsavoury. was dead, they departed every

And the afflicted people thou wilt man uuto his place. Thus God

CONTRAST OFTEN PREsave: but thine eyes are upon the rendered the wickedness of Abi

SENTED. melech, which he did unto his fa- baughty, that thou mayest bring

them down. ther, in slaying his seventy bre

IN THE PRESENT LIFE. thren; And all the evil of the men

Ps. xviii, 25-27. With the mer

2 Chr. xv, 2. And he rest of Shechem did God render upon ciful thou wilt shew thyself mercitheir heads: and upon them came ful; withi an upright man thou wilt to meet Asa, and said unte sia the curse of Jotham the son of shew thyself upright; With the lear ye me, Asa, and all lot Jerubbaal.

and Benjamin; The Lost & *** pure thou wilt show thyself pure; Esther ix, 25. But when Esther and with the froward thou wilt you, while ye be with siur; 13/1 came before the king. he com

shew tliyself froward. For thou ye seek him, he will be found manded by letters, that his wicked wilt save the afilicted people; but yon; but if ye forsake him, he u

forsake you. device, which he devised against

wilt bring down high looks. the Jews, should return upon his

Ps. xxxvii, 17. For the arms of Job viii, 20-22. Behold, God! own head, and that he and his

the wicked 'shall be broken: but not cast away a perted 800s should be hanged on the the LORD upholdeth the righteous. neither will he belp the el gallows.

Ps. xci, 7-9. A thousand shall doers; till he fill the moutt

fall at thy side, and ten thonsand laughing, and thy lips with leita THE REASON.

at thy right hand; but it shall not ing. They that bate ibeest Num. xiv, 24, 30, 36-39. But myser- come nigh thee. Only with thine clothed with slame; and the to vant Caleb, because he had another eyes shalt thou behold and see the ing place of the wicked shailas

to nought. spirit with bim, and hath followed reward of the wicked. Because me fully, him will I bring into the thou hast made the LORD which is Ps. I, 6. For the Lord koos land whereunto he went; and his my refuge, even the Most High, the way of the righteous best seed shall possess it. Doubtless thy habitation.

way of the ungodly shall persone yo shall not come into the land

Prov. xiv, 2. He that walketh in Ps. xxxii, 10, 11. Many sorters

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