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shall they deliver you up to be af- moon shall not cause her light to flicted, and shall kill you, and ye shine. And I will punish the world shall be hated of all nations for my for their evil, and the wicked for name's sake. And then shall many be their iniquity ; and I will cause the offended, and shall betray one anoth- arrogancy of the proud to cease, and er, and shall hate one another, and will lay low the haughtiness of the because iniquity shall abound, the terrible. I will make a man more love of many shall wax cold. When precious than fine gold; even a man ye, therefore, shall see the abomina- than the golden wedge of Ophir. tion of desolation, spoken of by Dan- Therefore I will shake the heavens, iel the prophet, stand in the holy and the earth shall remove out of place, then let them which be in Ju- her place, in the wrath of the LORD dea flee into the mountains.

of hosts, and in the day of his fierce JER. 29: 10. For thus saith the anger. And it shall be as the chased Lord, that after seventy years be ac- roe, and as a sheep that no man tacomplished at Babylon I will visit | keth up: they shall every man turn you, and perform my good word to- to his own people, and flee every ward you, in causing you to re- one into his own land. Every one turn to this place. For I know the that is found shall be thrust through; thoughts that I think toward you, and every one that is joined unto saith the LORD.

them shall fall by the sword. Their [See Josephus, Buck, &c.] children also shall be dashed to pie

ces before their eyes; their houses II. Prophecies of Babylon. shall be spoiled, and their wives rav

ished. Behold, I will stir up the Isa. 18: 1. The burden of Baby- Medes against them, which shall not lon, which Isaiah the son of Amoz regard silver; and as for gold, they

Lift ye up a banner upon shall not delight in it. Their bows the high mountain, exalt the voice also shall dash the young men to pieunto them, shake the hand, that they ces; and they shall have no pity on may go into the gates of the nobles. the fruit of the womb; their eye I have commanded my sanctified shall not spare children. And Babyones, I have also called my mighty lon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauones for mine anger, even them that ty of the Chaldee's excellency, shall rejoice in my highness. The noise of be as when God overthrew Sodom a multitude in the mountains, like as and Gomorrah. It shall never be inof a great people; a tumultuous noise habited, neither shall it be dwelt in of the kingdoms of nations gathered from generation to generation: neitogether, the LORD of hosts muster- ther shall the Arabian pitch tent eth the host of the battle. They there: neither shall the shepherds come from a far country, from the make their fold there. But wild end of heaven, even the LORD, and beasts of the desert shall lie there ; the weapons of his indignation, to and their houses shall be full of doledestroy the whole land. Howl ye ; ful creatures ; and owls shall dwell for the day of the Lord is at hand; there, and satyrs shall dance there. it shall come as a destruction from And the wild beasts of the islands the Almighty: Therefore shall all thall cry in their desolate houses, hands be faint, and every man's and dragons in their pleasant palaheart shall melt: and they shall be ces: and her time is near to come, afraid:

: pangs and sorrows shall take and her days shall not be prolonged. hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they 1 14:1. For the Lord will have shall be amazed one at another; mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose their faces shall be as flames. Be- el, and set them in their own hold, the day of the LORD cometh, land: and the strangers shall be joincruel both with wrath and fierce an- ed with them, and they shall cleave ger, to lay the land desolate: and he to the house of Jacob. And the peoshall destroy the sinners thereof out ple shall take them, and bring them of it. For the stars of heaven and to their place: and the house of Isthe constellations thereof shall not rael shall possess them in the land of give their light: the sun shall be the LORD for servants and handdarkened in his going forth, and the maids: and they shall take them caf

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tives, whose captives they were ; and 'Thou shalt not be joined with them they shall rule over their oppressors. in burial, because thou hast destroyAnd it shall come to pass in the day ed thy land, and slain thy people: that the LORD shall give thee rest

the seed of evil doers shall never be from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, renowned. Prepare slaughter for his and from the hard bondage wherein children for the iniquity of their fathou wast made to serve, that thou thers; that they do not rise nor posshalt take up this proverb against sess the land, nor fill the face of the the king of Babylon, and say, How world with cities. For I will rise up hath the oppressor ceased! the gol- against them, saith the LORD of den city ceased! the Lord hath bro- hosts, and cut off from Babylon the ken the staff of the wicked, and the name, and remnant, and son, and sceptre of the rulers. He who smote nephew, saith the Lord. I will also the people in wrath with a continual make it a possession for the bittern, stroke, he that ruled the nations in and pools of water: and I will sweep anger, is persecuted, and none hin- it with the besom of destruction, dereth. The whole earth is at rest, saith the Lord of hosts. The LORD and is quiet; they break forth into of hosts hath sworn, saying, surely singing. Yea, the fir-trees rejoice at as I have thought, so shall thee, and the cedars of Lebanon, pass, and as I have purposed, so shall saying, Since thou art laid down, it stand: that I will break the Assyrno feller is come up against us. Hell | ian in my land, and upon my mounfrom beneath is moved for thee to tains tread him under foot: then shall meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth his yoke depart from off them, and up the dead for thee, even all the his burden depart from off their chief ones of the earth; it hath rais- shoulders. This is the purpose that ed

up from their thrones all the kings is purposed upon the whole earth: of the nations. All they shall speak, and this is the hand that is stretched and say unto thee, Art thou also be- out upon all the nations. For the come weak as we? art thou become Lord of hosts hath purposed, and like unto us? Thy pomp is brought who shall disannul it? and his hand down to the grave, and the noise of is stretched out, and who shall turn thy viols: the worm is spread under it back? thee, and the worms cover thee. [See an excellent article in the How art thou fallen from heaven, 0 Encyclopedia of Religious KnowlLucifer, son of the morning! how art edge, page 161, on

- Babel and thou cut down to the ground, which Babylon.”] didst weaken the nations ! for thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend III. Predictions of the Messiah. into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also Gen. 49: 10. The sceptre shall upon the mount of the congregation, not depart from Judah, nor a lawin the sides of the north: I will ascend giver from between his feet till Shiabove the heights of the clouds ; I loh come; and unto him shall the will be like the Most High. Yet thou gathering of the people be. shalt be brought down to hell, to the Ps. 2:7. The Lord hath said unto sides of the pit. They that see thee me, Thou art my Son, this day shall narrowly look upon thee, and have I begotten thee. consider thee, saying, Is this the man 16: 10. Thou wilt not leave my that made the earth to tremble, that soul in hell: neither wilt thou suffer did shake kingdoms; that made the thy Holy One to see corruption. world as a wilderness, and destroyed 22:1. My God, my God! why the cities thereof; that opened not hast thou forsaken me !— 7. All the house of his prisoners? all the they that see me, laugh me to scorn. kings of the nations, even all of them, They shoot out the lip; they shake lie in glory, every one in his own the head, saying, He trusted on house. But thou art cast out of thy the Lord that he would deliver him. grave like an abominable branch, Let him deliver him seeing he deand as the raiment of those that are lighted in him. - 18. They part my slain, thrust through with a sword, garments among them, and cast lots that go down to the stones of the upon my vesture. pit; as a carcass trodden under feet. 69:9. The zeal of thine house hath

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eaten me up; and the reproaches of liness; and when we shall see him, them that reproached thee have there is no beauty that we should fallen upon me. — 21. They gave desire him. He is despised and reme gall for my meat; and in my jected of men ; a man of sorrows, thirst they gave me vinegar to drink and acquainted with grief; and we

Isa. 7: 14. Behold a virgin shall hid as it were our faces from him ; conceive, and bear a son, and shall he was despised, and we esteemed call his name IMMANUEL.

him not.

Surely he hath borne 9: 6. For unto us a Child is born, our griefs, and carried unto us a Son is given: and the gov- rows: yet we did esteem him strickernment shall be upon his shoulder: en, smitten of God, and afflicted. and his name shall be called Won- But he was wounded for our transderful, Counsellor, the mighty God, gressions, he was bruised for our inthe everlasting Father, the Prince of iquities: the chastisement of our Peace. Of the increase of his gov- peace was upon him ; and with his ernment and peace there shull be no stripes we are healed. All we, like end, upon the throne of David, and sheep, have gone astray ; we have upon his kingdom, to order it, and turned every one to his own way; to establish it with judgment, and and the Lord hath laid on him the with justice from henceforth even iniquity of us all. He was oppressed, forever. The zeal of the Lord of and he was afflicted, yet he opened hosts will perform this.

not his mouth: he is brought as a 28: 16. Therefore thus saith the lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep Lord God, behold, I lay in Zion for before her shearers is dumb, so he a foundation a stone, a tried stone, openeth not his mouth. He was taken a precious corner-stone, a sure foun- from prison and from judgment: and dation: he that believeth shall not who shall declare his generation? make haste. Judgment also will I for he was cut off out of the land of lay to the line, and righteousness to the living: for the transgression of the plummet.

my people was he stricken. And he 42: 1. Behold my servant, whom made his grave with the wicked, and I uphold ; mine elect, in whom iny with the rich in his death ; because soul delighteth; I have put my spirit he had done no violence, neither was upon him: he shall bring forth judg- any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleasment to the Gentiles. He shall not ed the Lord to bruise him ; he hath cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice put him to grief: when thou shalt to be heard in the street. A bruised make his soul an offering for sin, he reed shall he not break, and the shall see his seed, he shall prolong smoking flax shall he not quench: his days, and the pleasure of the he shall bring forth judgment unto LORD shall prosper in his hand. He truth. He shall not fail nor be dis- / shall see of the travail of his soul, couraged, till he have set judgment and shall be satisfied: by his knowlin the earth: and the isles shall wait edge shall my righteous servant jusfor his law. 19. Behold, my ser- tify many; for he shall bear their vant shall deal prudently, ye shall iniquities. Therefore will I divide be exalted and extolled, and be very him a portion with the great, and he high. As many were astonished at shall divide the spoil with the strong; thee; his visage was so marred because he hath poured out his soul inore than any man, and his form unto death: and he was numbered more than the sons of men: so shall with the transgressors; and he bare he sprinkle many nations; the kings the sin of many, and made intercesshall shut their mouths at him: for sion for the transgressors. that which had not been told them Jer. 23:5. Behold, the days come, shall they see ; and that which they saith the Lord, that I will raise unto had not heard shall they consider. David a righteous Branch, and a

King shall reign and prosper, and T 53:1. Who hath believed our re- shall execute judgment and justice port ? And to whom is the arm of in the earth. In his days Judah shall the LORD revealed ? for he shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safegrow up before him as a tender ly: and this is his name whereby he plant, and as a root out of a dry shall be called, 'The LORD our Rightground: he hath no form nor come- eousness.

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33: 14. Behold, the days come, tah, though thou be little among the saith the LORD, that I will perform thousands of Judah, yet out of thee that good thing which I have promis- shall He come forth unto me that is ed unto the house of Israel and to the to be ruler in Israel ; whose goings house of Judah. In those days, and forth have been from of old, from evat that time, will I cause the Branch erlasting. Therefore will he give of righteousness to grow up unto Da- them up, until the time that she vid; and he shall execute judgment which travaileth hath brought forth: and righteousness in the land. In then the remnant of his brethren those days shall Judah be saved, and shall return unto the children of IsJerusalem shall dwell safely: and rael. And he shall stand and feed in this is the name wherewith she shall the strength of the Lord, in the mabe called The Lord our Righteous- jesty of the name of the Lord his

God; and they shall abide: for now Dan. 2: 34. Thou sawest till that shall he be great unto the ends of the a stone was cut out without hands, earth. which smote the image upon his feet Zech. 9: 9. Rejoice greatly, O that were of iron and clay, and brake daughter of Zion; shout, o daughthem to pieces. — 44. And in the ter of Jerusalem: behold, thy king days of these kings shall the God of cometh unto thee: he is just, and heaven set up a kingdom, which shall having salvation ; lowly, and riding never be destroyed; and the kingdom upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal shall not be left to other people, but of an ass. And I will cut off the it shall break in pieces and consume chariot from Ephraim, and the horse all these kingdons, and it shall stand from Jerusalem, and the battle-bow forever.

shall be cut off: and he shall speak

peace unto the heathen: and his doT 9: 24. Seventy weeks are deter- minion shall be from sea even to sea, mined upon thy people and upon thy and from the river even to the ends holy city, to finish the transgression, of the earth. As for thee also, by the and to make an end of sins, and to blood of thy covenant I have sent make reconciliation for iniquity, and forth thy prisoners out of the pit to bring in everlasting righteousness, wherein is no water. Turn you to and to seal up the vision and proph- the strong hold, ye prisoners of ecy, and to anoint the Most Holy. hope. Know therefore and understand, that

12: 10. And I will pour upon from the going forth of the command the house of David, and upon the ment to restore and to build Jerusa- inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit lem unto the Messiah, the Prince,shall of grace and of supplications: and be seven weeks, and threescore and they shall look upon me whom they two weeks: the street shall be built have pierced, and they shall mourn again, and the wall, even in troub- for him, as one mourneth for his lous times. And after threescore and only son, and shall be in bitterness two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, for him, as one that is in bitterness but not for himself: and the people for his first-born. In that day shall of the prince that shall come shall there be a great mourning in Jerudestroy the city and the sanctuary ; salem, as the mourning of Hadadrimand the end thereof shall be with a mon in the valley of Megiddon. flood, and unto the end of the war 13: 7. In that day there shall be a desolations are determined. And he fountain opened to the house of Dashall confirm the covenant with many vid and to the inhabitants of Jerusafor one week: and in the midst of lem, for sin and for uncleanness. the week he shall cause the sacrifice 7. Awake, O sword, against my and the oblation to cease, and for the shepherd, and against the man that overspreading of abominations he is my fellow, saith the LORD of shall make it desolate, even until hosts: smite the shepherd, and the the consummation, and that deter- sheep shall be scattered: and I will mined shall be poured upon the turn mine hand upon the little ones. desolate.

Mal. 3: 1. Behold, I will send Mic. 5:1. They shall smite the my messenger, and he shall prepare judge of Israel with a rod upon the the way before me: and the LORD, cheek. But thou, Bethlehem Ephra- | whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger Mark 16: 19. So then, after the of the covenant, whom ye delight Lord had spoken unto them, he was in: behold, he shall come, saith the received up into heaven, and sat on Lord of Hosts. But who may abide the right hand of God. And they the day of his coming ? and who went forth and preached everyshall stand when he appeareth ? for where, the Lord working with them he is like a refiner's fire, and like and confirming the word with signs fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a following. Amen. refiner and purifier of silver: and he Acts 5: 12. And by the hands of shall purify the sons of Levi, and the Apostles were many signs and purge them as gold and silver, that wonders wrought among the people. they may offer unto the Lord an of- — 14. And believers were the more fering in righteousness.

added to the Lord.

13: 9. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul) filled with the Holy

Ghost, set his eyes on him and said, § 3. PROVED BY MIRACLES. behold the hand of the Lord is upon

thee, and thou shalt be blind: not Ex. 4: 1. And Moses answered seeing the sun for a season. And and said, But, behold, they will not immediately there fell on him a mist believe me, nor hearken unto my and a darkness. Then the deputy, voice: for they will say, The LORD when he saw what was done, behath_not appeared unto thee. And lieved, being astonished at the docthe Lord said unto him, what is trine of the Lord. that in thine hand ? and he said, a Mat. 11: 3. Art thou he that rod. And he said, cast it on the should come, or do we look for ground. And he cast it on the another? Jesus answered and said ground, and it became a serpent; unto them, Go, and show John and Moses fled from before it. And again those things which ye do hear the Lord said unto Moses, put forth and see; the blind receive their thine hand, and take it by the tail. sight, and the lame alk, the lepers And he put forth his hand, and are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the caught it, and it became a rod in his dead are raised up, and the poor hand: that they may believe that the have the gospel preached to them. LORD God of their fathers, the God 1 Kings 17: 23. And Elijah took of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the child and delivered him unto his the God of Jacob, hath appeared mother, and said, See, thy son livunto thee.

eth. And the woman said to Elijah, 6: 29. The LORD spake unto Mo- Now by this I know thou art a man ses, saying, I am the LORD (Jeho- of God, and that the word of the vah), speak thou unto Pharaoh, Lord in thy mouth is truth. king of Egypt, all that I say unto thee.

7: 2. Thou shalt speak all that I command thee. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and will inultiply my signs and my wonders in

CHAPTER II. the land of Egypt. - -5. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD (Jehovah) when I stretch A SUFFICIENT AND INFALLIBLE

GUIDE. forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from

The law of the Lord is perfect, convert14: 29. But the children of Israel

ing the soul. — Ps. 19: 7. walked on dry land in the midst of the sea, and ... saw the Egyptians § 1. dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Ps. 19: 7. The statutes of the Lord did upon the Egyptians; and Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. the people feared the Lord, and be- The commandments of the LORD lieved the LORD, and his servant are pure, enlightening the eyes. Moses.

119: 89. Forever, 0 LORD, thy

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PERFECT IN ITS PRECEPTS.

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