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divided : they were swifter than tle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain eagles, they were stronger than in thine high places. I am dislions. Ye daughters of Israel, weep tressed for thee, my brother Joover Saul, who clothed you in nathan : very pleasant hast thou scarlet, with other delights, who been unto me: thy love to me was put on ornaments of gold upon | wonderful, passing the love of woyour apparel. How are the migh- men. How are the mighty fallen, ty fallen in the midst of the bat- and the weapons of war perished !
Second Lesson, Matthew XXVII.
EVENING. Jeremiah XII. or Daniel IX. to ver. 22.
Jeremiah XII. DIGHTEOUS art thou, o, her; come ye, assemble all the
N LORD, when I plead with beasts of the field, come to dethee: yet let me talk with thee | vour. Many pastors have destroyof thy judgments: Wherefore doth ed my vineyard, they have trodthe way of the wicked prosper ? den my portion under foot, they wherefore are all they happy that have made my pleasant portion deal very treacherously? Thou a desolate wilderness. They have hast planted them, yea, they have made it desolate, and bcing detaken root : they grow, yea, they solate it mourneth unto me; the bring forth fruit : thou art near whole land is made desolate, bein their mouth, and far from their cause no man layeth it to heart. reins. But thou, O LORD, know The spoilers are come upon all est me: thou hast seen me, and high places through the wildertried mine heart toward thee : ness : for the sword of the LORD pull them out like sheep for the shall devour from the one end of slaughter, and prepare them for the land even to the other end the day of slaughter. How long of the land: no flesh shall have shall the land mourn, and the peace. They have sown wheat, herbs of every field wither, for but shall reap thorns: they have the wickedness of them that dwell put themselves to pain, but shall therein ? the beasts are consum not profit: and they shall be aed, and the birds; because they shamed of your revenues because said, He shall not see our last of the fierce anger of the LORD. end. If thou hast run with the Thus saith the LORD against all footmen, and they have wearied | mine evil neighbours, that touch thee, then how canst thou con the inheritance which I have caustend with horses and if in the ed my people Israel to inherit; land of peace, wherein thou trust Behold, I will pluck them out of edst, they wearied thee, then how their land, and pluck out the wilt thou do in the swelling of house of Judah from among them. Jordan? For even thy brethren, And it shall come to pass, after and the house of thy father, even that I have plucked them out I they have dealt treacherously with will return, and have compassion thee; yea, they have called a on them, and will bring them multitude after thee: believe them again, every man to his heritage, not, though they speak fair words and every man to his land. And unto thee. I have forsaken mine | it shall come to pass, if they will house, I have left mine heritage; diligently learn the ways of my I have given the dearly beloved people, to swear by my name, of my soul into the hand of her The LORD liveth; as they taught enemies. Mine heritage is unto my people to swear by Baal; then me as a lion in the forest; it shall they be built in the midst crieth out against me: therefore of my people. But if they will have I hated it. Mine heritage is not obey, I will utterly pluck up unto me as a speckled bird, the and destroy that nation, saith the birds round about are against | LORD.
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Daniel IX. to ver. 22. IN the first year of Darius the the law of Moses the servant of I son of Ahasuerus, of the seed God, because we have sinned aof the Medes, which was made gainst him. And he hath conking over the realm of the Chal firmed his words, which he spake deans; in the first year of his against us, and against our judges reign 1 Daniel understood by | that judged us, by bringing upon books the number of the years, | us a great evil : for under the whereof the word of the LORD whole heaven hath not been done came to Jeremiah the prophet, as hath been done upon Jerusathat he would accomplish seventy lem. As it is written in the law years in the desolations of Jeru of Moses, all this evil is come salem. And I set my face unto upon us : yet made we not our the Lord God, to seek by prayer prayer before the LORD our God, and supplications, with fasting, that we might turn from our iniand sackcloth, and ashes : and quities, and understand thy truth. I prayed unto the LORD my God, Therefore hath the LORD watchand made my confession, and ed upon the evil, and brought it said, O Lord, the great and dread upon us : for the LORD our God is ful God, keeping the covenant righteous in all his works which and mercy to them that love him, he doeth: for we obeyed not bis and to them that keep his com voice. And now, O Lord our God, mandments; we have sinned, and that hast brought thy people forth have committed iniquity, and out of the land of Egypt with a have done wickedly, and have mighty hand, and hast gotten thee rebelled, even by departing from renown, as at this day; we have thy precepts and from thy judg sinned, we have done wickedly. O ments: neither have we hearken Lord, according to all thy righteed unto thy servants the prophets, ousness, I beseech thee, let thine which spake in thy name to our anger and thy fury be turned akings, our princes, and our fa way from thy city Jerusalem, thy thers, and to all the people of the holy mountain : because for our land. O Lord, righteousness be sins, and for the iniquities of our longeth unto thee, but unto us fathers, Jerusalem and thy people confusion of faces, as at this day; are become a reproach to all that to the men of Judah, and to the are about us. Now therefore, o inhabitants of Jerusalem, and un our God, hear the prayer of thy to all. Israel, that are near, and servant, and his supplications, and that are far off, through all the cause thy face to shine upon thy countries whither thou hast driven sanctuary that is desolate, for the them, because of their trespass Lord's sake. O my God, incline that they have trespassed against thine ear, and hear; open thine thee. O Lord, to us belongeth con eyes, and behold our desolations, fusion of face, to our kings, to our and the city which is called by princes, and to our fathers, be thy name: for we do not present cause we have sinned against thee. our supplications before thee for To the Lord our God belong mer our righteousnesses, but for thy cies and forgivenesses, though we great mercies. O Lord, hear; O have rebelled against him; nei Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken ther have we obeyed the voice of and do; defer not, for thine own the Lord our God, to walk in sake, my God: for thy city and his laws, which he set before us thy people are called by thy name. by his servants the prophets. Yea, And whiles I was speaking, and all Israel have transgressed thy praying, and confessing my sin law, even by departing, that they and the sin of my people Israel, might not obey thy voice; there and presenting my supplication fore the curse is poured upon us, before the LORD my God for the and the outh that is written in holy mountain of my God; yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, ginning, being caused to fly swifteven the man Gabriel, whom i ly, touched me about the time of had seen in the vision at the be- the evening oblation.
Second Lesson, Hebrews XI. ver. 32, and XII. to ver. 7.
THE RESTORATION OF THE ROYAL FAMILY. 2 Samuel XIX. ver. 9, or Numbers XVI.
2 Samuel XIX. ver. 9. AND all the people were at strife he thought good. And Shimei the A throughout all the tribes of son of Gera fell down before the Israel, saying, The king saved us | king, as he was come over Jorout of the hand of our enemies, dan; and said unto the king, Let and he delivered us out of the not my lord impute iniquity unto hand of the Philistines; and now me, neither do thou remember he is fled out of the land for Ab that which thy servant did persalom. And Absalom, whom we versely the day that my lord the anointed over us, is dead in bat king went out of Jerusalem, that tle. Now therefore why speak ye the king should take it to his not a word of bringing the king heart. For thy servant doth know back? And king David sent to that I have sinned: therefore, be. Zadok and to Abiathar the priests, hold, I am come the first this day saying, Speak unto the elders of of all the house of Joseph to go Judah, saying, Why are ye the down to meet my lord the king. last to bring the king back to his But Abishai the son of Zeruiah house? seeing the speech of all answered and said, Shall not ShiIsrael is come to the king, even mei be put to death for this, beto his house. Ye are my brethren, cause he cursed the LORD's anye are my bones and my flesh: ointed? And David said, What wherefore then are ye the last to have I to do with you, ye sons of bring back the king? And say Zeruiah, that ye should this day ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my be adversaries unto me? shall bone, and of my flesh? God do so there any man be put to death to me, and more also, if thou be this day in Israel? for do not I not captain of the host before me know that I am this day king over continually in the room of Joab. Israel? Therefore the king said And he bowed the heart of all | unto Shimei, Thou shalt not die. the men of Judah, even as the And the king sware unto him. heart of one man; so that they And Mephibosheth the son of sent this word unto the king, Re Saul came down to meet the king, turn thou, and all thy servants. and had neither dressed his feet, So the king returned, and came nor trimmed his beard, nor washto Jordan. And Judah came to ed his clothes, from the day the Gilgal, to go to meet the king, king departed until the day he to conduct the king over Jordan. And Shimei the son of Gera, a to pass, when he was come to Benjamite, which was of Bahu Jerusalem to meet the king, that rim, hasted and came down with the king said unto him, Wherethe men of Judah to meet king fore wentest not thou with me, David. And there were a thou- | Mephibosheth? And he answersand men of Benjamin with him, ed, My lord, O king, my servant and Ziba the servant of the house deceived me: for thy servant said, of Saul, and his fifteen sons and I will saddle me an ass, that I his twenty servants with him; may ride thereon, and go to the and they went over Jordan before king; because thy servant is lame. the king. And there went over And he hath slandered thy sera ferry boat to carry over the vant unto my lord the king; but king's household, and to do what my lord the king is as an angel
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of God: do therefore what is good | I may die in mine own city, and in thine eyes. For all of my fa- be buried by the grave of my father's house were but dead menther and of my mother. But bebefore my lord the king: yet didst hold thy servant Chimham; let thou set thy servant among them him go over with my lord the that did eat at thine own table. king; and do to him what shall What right therefore have I yet seem good unto thee. And the to cry any more unto the king? king answered, Chimham shall And the king said unto him, Why go over with me, and I will do to speakest thou any more of thy him that which shall seem good matters? I have said, Thou and unto thee: and whatsoever thou Ziba divide the land. And Me shalt require of me, that will I do phibosheth said unto the king, for thee. And all the people went Yea, let him take all, forasmuch over Jordan. And when the king as my lord the king is come again was come over, the king kissed in peace unto his own house. And Barzillai, and blessed him; and Barzillai the Gileadite came down he returned unto his own place. from Rogelim, and went over Then the king went on to Gilgal, Jordan with the king, to conduct and Chimham went on with him: him over Jordan. Now Barzillai and all the people of Judah conwas a very aged man, even four ducted the king, and also half the score years old : and he had pro- people of Israel. And, behold, all vided the king of sustenance while the men of Israel came to the he lay at Mahanaim ; for he was king, and said unto the king, a very great man. And the king Why have our brethren the men said unto Barzillai, Come thou of Judah stolen thee away, and over with me, and I will feed thee have brought the king, and his with me in Jerusalem. And Bar- | household, and all David's men zillai said unto the king, How with him, over Jordan? And all long have I to live, that I should the men of Judah answered the go up with the king unto Jeru men of Israel, Because the king salem ? I am this day fourscore is near of kin to us : wherefore years old : and can I discern be then be ye angry for this matter? tween good and evil? can thy ser have we eaten at all of the king's vant taste what I eat or what I cost ? or hath he given us any drink? can I hear any more the gift? And the men of Israel anvoice of singing men and singing swered the men of Judah, and women ? wherefore then should said, We have ten parts in the thy servant be yet a burden unto king, and we have also more right my lord the king? Thy servant in David than ye: why then did will go a little way over Jordan ye despise us, that our advice with the king: and why should should not be first had in bringing the king recompense it me with back our king? And the words of such a reward? Let thy servant, the men of Judah were fiercer than I pray thee, turn back again, that the words of the men of Israel.
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Numbers XVI. NOW Korah, the son of Izhar, brought us up out of a land that
N the son of Kohath, the son of floweth with milk and honey, to Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, kill us in the wilderness, except the sons of Eliab, and On, the son thou make thyself altogether a of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took | prince over us? Moreover thou men: and they rose up before Mo- | hast not brought us into a land ses, with certain of the children that floweth with milk and honey, of Israel, two hundred and fifty or given us inheritance of fields princes of the assembly, famous and vineyards: wilt thou put out in the congregation, men of re the eyes of these men ? we will nown: and they gathered them not come up. And Moses was very selves together against Moses and wroth, and said unto the LORD, against Aaron, and said unto Respect not thou their offering: them, Ye take too much upon I have not taken one ass from you, seeing all the congregation them, neither have I hurt one are holy, every one of them, and of them. And Moses said unto the Lord is among them: where | Korah, Be thou and all thy comfore then lift ye up yourselves pany before the LORD, thou, and above the congregation of the they, and Aaron, to morrow: and
take every man his censer, and it, he fell upon his face: and he put incense in them, and bring spake unto Korah and unto all ye before the LORD every man his his company, saying, Even to censer, two hundred and fifty cenmorrow the LORD will shew who sers; thou also, and Aaron, each are his, and who is holy; and of you his censer. And they took will cause him to come near unto every man his censer, and put fire him: even him whom he hath in them, and laid incense therechosen will he cause to come near on, and stood in the door of the unto him. This do; Take you tabernacle of the congregation censers, Korah, and all his com with Moses and Aaron. And Kopany; and put fire therein, and rah gathered all the congregaput incense in them before the tion against them unto the door LORD to morrow; and it shall be of the tabernacle of the congregathat the man whom the LORD tion: and the glory of the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye appeared unto all the congregatake too much upon you, ye sonstion. And the LORD spake unto of Levi. And Moses said unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons Separate yourselves from among of Levi: seemeth it but a small this congregation, that I may conthing unto you, that the God of sume them in a moment. And Israel hath separated you from | they fell upon their faces, and the congregation of Israel, to bring said, O God, the God of the spiyou near to himself to do the ser | rits of all flesh, shall one man sin, vice of the tabernacle of the LORD, and wilt thou be wroth with all and to stand before the congre the congregation ? And the LORD gation to minister unto them? spake unto Moses, saying, Speak And he hath brought thee near unto the congregation, saying, Get to him, and all thy brethren the you up from about the tabernacle sons of Levi with thee: and seek of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. ye the priesthood also ? For which And Moses rose up and went uncause both thou and all thy com to Dathan and Abiram; and the pany are gathered together against elders of Israel followed him. And the Lord: and what is Aaron, he spake unto the congregation, that ye murmur against him? saying, Depart, I pray you, from And Moses sent to call Dathan the tents of these wicked men, and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: and touch nothing of their's, lest which said, We will not come up: ye be consumed in all their sins. is it a small thing that thou hast So they gat up from the taber
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