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Sect. LXXIII. Mordecai discovers a conspiracy, and
certifies it to the king by Esther. Haman ad-
Sect. LXXV. Esther goes into the presence of the
king. He promises to grant her petition ...... 257
Sect. LXXVI. Haman erects a gallows for Mordecai 260
Sect. LXXVII. The king is providentially reminded
of Mordecai's services. He commands Haman
to do him honour publicly. Esther petitions the
king for her nation. Haman is hanged on his
own wallows, and Mordecai promoted ........ 262
Sect. LXXVIII. The king's letter to reverse the sen-
tence against the Jews. Great rejoicings...... 266
Sect. LXXIX. The Jews slay their enemies. Ha-
mau's sons hanged. Mordecai's farther ad-
Sect. LXXX, Artaxerxes sends Ezra to Jerusalem
with a decree, and returns the sacred vessels
which remained in Persia.....
Sect. LXXXI. Nehemiah afflicted concerning the
state of Jerusalem. Prays to God in behalf of
his nation. He obtains permission from the king
to visit his people at Jerusalem
Sect. LXXXII. Nehemiah arrives at Jerusalem. He
invites the people to rebuild the walls
THE PROPHECY OF NAHUM AGAINST THE ENEMIES
OF THE LORD.
Tre burden of Nineveh : the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth: the LORD revengeth and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger,
in will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers : Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
Who can stand before his indignation; and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger ; his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.
But with an over-running flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.
What do ye imagine against the Lord?, he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up thé second time. For while they be folden together as thorns, and VOL. IV. B