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and build the desolate places; thus c 13 Ye said also, Behold, what saith the LORD of hosts, They shall weariness is il! and ye have snuffbuild, but I will throw dowó; and ed at it, saith the Lord of hosts ; they shall call them, The border of and ye have brought that which was wickedness, and, The people against torn, and the lame, and the sick; whom the LORD bath indignation thus ye brought an offering : should for ever.

I accept this of your hand ? saith 5. And your eyes shall see, and ye the LORD. shall say, The LORD will be mag- w 14 But cursed be the deceiver, nified from the border of Israel. which hath in his flock a male, and c 6 1 A son honoureth his father, voweth, and sacrificeth unto the and a servant his master : if then I LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a be a father, where is my honour ? great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and if I be a master, where is my and my name is dreadful among the fear? saith the LORD of hosts un- heatben. to you, O priests, that despise my

CHAP. II. name. And ye say, Wherein have A commandment is for you

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7 Ye offer polluted bread upon w 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye mine altar; and ye say, Wherein will not lay it to heart, to give glory have we polluled thee?' lo that ye unto my name, saith the Lord of say, The iable of the LORD is con. hosts, I will even send a curse upon temptible.

you, and I will curse your blessings; P 8 And if ye offer the blind for yea, I have cursed them already, sacrifice, is it not evil ? and if ye because ve do not lay it lo heart. offer the lame and sick, is it not 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, evil ? offer it now unto thy gover- and spread dung upon your faces, nor ; will lie be pleased with thee, even the dung of your solemn feasts or accept thy person ? saith the and one shall take you away with LORD of hosts.

it. 9. And now, I pray you, beseech 4 And ye shall know that I have God that he will be gracious unto sent this commandment unto you, us: this hath been by your means : that my covenant might be with will he regard your person ? saith Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. the Lord of hosts.

5 My covenant was with him of w 10 Who is there even among you life and peace : and I gave them to that would shut the doors for nought? him for the fear wherewith he fear. neither do ye kindle fire on mine ed me, and was afraid before my allar for nought. I have no plea- name. sure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, d 6 The law of truth was in his neither will I accept an offering ai mouth, and iniquity was not found your hand,

in his lips : he walked with me in poh 11 For, from the rising of the peace and equity, and did tur sun even unto the going down of the many away from iniquity: saine, my name shall be great among d* 7 For ihe priest's lips should the Gentiles; and in every place in- keep knowledge, and they should cense shall be offered unto my name, seek the law at his mouth : for he and a pure offering : for my name is the messenger of the LORD of shall be great among the heathen, bosts. saith the Lord of hosts.

p 8 But ye are departed out of the 12 1 But ye have profaned it, in way: ye have caused many to stumthat ye say, The table of the LORD ble at the law; ye have corrupted is polluted, and the fruit thereof, the covenant or Levi, saith tbe LORD even his meal,

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EHOLD, I send partial in the law. p 10 Have we not all one father ? pare the way before me: and the hath not one God created us ? why Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly do we deal treacherously every man come lo his temple, even the mes. against his brother, by profaring senger of the covenant, whom ye the covenant of our fathers ? delight in: behold, he shall come, c 11 | Judah hath dealt treache- saith the LORD of hosts. rously, and an abomination is com- E 2 But who may abide the day of mitted in Israel and in Jerusalem ; his coming ? and who shall stand for Judah hath profaned the holiness when he appeareth ? for he is like a of the LORD which he loved, and refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap. hath married the daughter of a 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and strange god.

purifier of silver : and be shall pu12 The LORD will cut off the rify the sons of Levi, and purge man that doeth this, the master and them as gold and silver, that they the scholar, out of the tabernacles of may offer unto the LORD an of Jacob, and him that offereth an of- fering in righteousness. fering unto the LORD of hosts. 4 Then shall the offering of Ju

13 And this have ye done again, dah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto covering the altar of the Lord with the LORD, as in the days of old, tears, with weeping, and with cry and as in former years. ing out, insomuch that he regardeih P 5 And I will come near to you to not the offering any more, or re-judgment : and I will be a swift ceiveth it with good will at your witness against the sorcerers, and hand.

against the adulierers, and against i 14 [ Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Be- false swearers, and against those cause the LORD hath been witness that oppress the hireling in his wabetween thee and the wife of thy ges, the widow, and the fatherless, youth, against whom thou hast dealt and that turn aside the stranger ireacherously: yet is she thy com- from his right, and fear not me, panion, and the wife of thy cove- saith the Lord of hosts. pant.

1 6 For I am the LORD, I change p. 15 And did not he make one ? not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are Yet had he the residue of the Spirit. not consumed. And wherefore one ? That he might d 7 | Even from the days of your seek a godly seed. Therefore take fathers ye are gone away from inine heed to your spirit, and let none ordinances, and have not kept them. deal treacherously against the wife Return unto me, and I will return of his youth.

unto you, saith ihe LORD of hosts. 16 For the LORD, the God of Is- But ye said, Wherein shall we rerael, saith, that he hateth putting turn? away: for one covereth violence c & || Will a man rob God? Yet with his garment, saith the Lord of ye have robbed me. But ye say, hosts : therefore lake heed to your Wherein have we robbed thee? In spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. tithes and offerings. c 17 [ Ye have wearied the LORD 9 Ye are cursed with a curse : with your words. Yet ye say, for ye have robbed me, even this Wherein have we wearied him ? whole nation. When ye say, Every one that doeth d 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the evil is good in the sight of the LORD, store-house, ihat there may be meat


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in my house, and prove me now spare them, as a man spareth his herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, own son thai serveth him. if I will not open you the windows 18 Then shall ye return and disof heaven, and pour you out a bless-cern between the righteous and the ing, that there shall not be room wicked, between him that serveth enough to receive it.

God and him that servcth him not. 11 And I will rebuke the devour

CHAP. IV. er for your sakes, and he shall not r NOR behold, the day cometh, destroy the fruits of your ground;

F neither shall your vine cast her and all the proud, yea, and all that fruit before the time in the field, saith do wickedly, shall be stubble ; and the Lord of hosts.

the day that cometh shall burn them 12 And all nations shall call you up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it blessed : for ye shall be a delight- shall leave them neither root nor some land, saith the LORD of hosts. branch. c 13 | Your words have been slout 6 2 1 But unto you that fear my against me, saith the LORD. Yet name, shall the Sun of righteousness ye say, What have we spoken so arise with healing in his wings; much against thee?

and ye shall go forth, and grow up c" 14 Ye have said, It is vain to as calves of the stall. serve God: and what profit is it 3 And ye shall tread down the that we have kept his ordinance, wicked; for they shall be ashes unand that we have walked mourn- der the soles of your feet in the day fully before the Lord of hosts ? that I shall do this, saith the LORD

15 And now we call the proud of hosts. happy: yea, they that work wick-d 4 f Remember ye the law of Moedness are set up; yea, they thal ses my servant, which I commanded tempt God are even delivered. unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with c* 16 11 Then they that feared the the statutes and judgments. LORD spake often one to another : " 5 | Behold, I will send you Eliand the LORD bearkened, and jah the prophet before the coming of heard it: and a book of remem- the great and dreadful day of the brance was written before him for LORD : them that feared the LORD, and 6 And he shall turn the heart of that thought upon his name. the fathers to the children, and the b 17 And they shall be mine, saith beart of the children to their fathers, the LORD of hosts, in that day when lest I come and smite the earth with I make up my jewels; and I will a curse.



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Death of Joseph,

Chap 50


Chap. 1


Formation of Man,

2 The Israelites oppressed,

The Fall,

3 Moses born,

Death of Abel,

4 The burning bush,

Generations of Adam,

5 God's message to Pharaoh,

The Ark,

6 The bondage of the Israelites,

The Deluge,

7 God's promise renewed,

Waters assuaged,

8 Moses goeth to Pharaoh,

Death of Noah,

9 Plague of frogs,

Noab's generations,

10 Plagues continued,

Babel built,

11 Plagues continued,

Call of Abram,

12 The Israelites borrow jewels, 11

Abram and Lot,

13 Passover instituted,


Battle of the kings,

14 Departure of the Israelites, 13

Abram's faith,

15 Egyptians drowned,

Departure of Hagar,

16 The song of Moses,



17 Manna and quails sent,


Abraham and the angels, 18 Moses builds an Altar,

Destruction of Sodom,

19 Moses meets his wife and sons, 18

Abraham denieth Sarah, 20 God's message from Sinai, 19

Isaac is born,

21 The ten commandments,


Isaac offered up,

22 Laws against murder,

Death of Sarah,

23 Laws against theft, &e.

Isaac and Rebekah meet, 24 Laws against false witness, &e.

Abraham's death,

25 Moses called into the mount,

Isaae blessed,

26 Form of the ark, '.

Jacob and Esau,

27 Curtains for the ark,

Jacob's vision and vow,

28 Altar of burnt-offering,

Jacob marrieth Rachel, 29 Aaron and his sons made priests,

Birth of Joseph,

30 Priests consecrated,

Departure of Jacob,

31 Ransom of souls,

Jacob and the angel,

32 Moses receiveth the two tables, 31

Jacob and Esau meet,

33 Golden calf..... Tables broken,

Shechemites slain,

34 God talketh with Moses,

Jacob's altar at Beth-el, 35 Tables renewed,

Generations of Esau,

36 Free gifts for the Tabernacle,

Joseph sold by his brethren, 37 People's liberality restrained,
Judah's incesi,

38 Ark, Mercy-seat, &c.
Joseph and his mistress, 39 Sum of the offerings,


Pharaoh's butler, &c.

40 Holy garments made,

Pharaoh's dreams,

41 Tabernacle anointed,

Joseph's brethren in Egypt, 42


Joseph entertains his brethren, 43 Burnt-offerings,
Joseph's policy to his brethren, 44 Meat-offerings,
Joseph known to his brethren, 45 Peace-offerings,
Jacob goeth into Egypt, 46 Sin-offerings,
Joseph presents his brethren, 47 Trespass-offerings,
Joseph goeth to his father, 48 Trespass-offerings,
Jacob blesseth his sons, 49 Law of trespass-offerings,


Aaron and his sons consecrated,Ch.8, Borders of the land appointed,Ch.34
Aaron's sin-offering,

9 Cities of refuge appointed, 35
Naxlab and Abihu slain, 10 Gilead's inheritance retained, 36
Unclean beasts,



12 Moses rehearseth God's promise,
Law of leprosy,

13 Story of the Edomites,
Law for the leper,

14 Moses prayeth to see Canaan,
Uncleanness of issues,

15 An exhortation to obedience,

16 Ten Commandments,
Blood forbidden,

17 Obedience to the law enjoined,
Uulawful marriages,

18 Strange communion forbidden, 7
Repetition of laws,

19 God's mercies claim obedience, 8
Denunciations for sins,

20 Israel's rebellion rehearsed, 9
Priests' qualifications,
21 The Tables restored,

Nature of sacrifices,

22 An exhortation to obedience, 11
Feasts of the Lord,
23 Blood forbidden,

Shelomith's son,
24 Idolaters to be sioned,

The Jubilee,

25 of meats, clean and unclean, 14
Obedience required,
26 of the year of release,

Nature of vows,

27 The feast of the Passover, 16

The choice and duty of a king, 17
The tribes numbered,
1 The priests' porrion,

Order of the tribes,

2 Cities of refuge appointed, 19
Levites appointed priests, 3 The priests' exhortation before
The service of the Kobathires, 4 battle,

Trial of jealousy,

5 Expiation of uncertain murder, 21
Law of the Nazarite,

6 or humanity toward brethren, 22
Offerings of the princes, 7 Diverse laws and ordinances,
Levites consecrated,
8 of divorce, .

Passover commanded,

9 Stripes must not exceed forty, 25
The Israelites' march,

10 Or ihe offering of first-fruits, 26
The Israelites loathe manna, . 11 The law to be written on stones, 27
Miriam's leprosy,

12 Blessings and curses declared, 28
Delegates search the land, 13 God's covenant with his people, 29
The people murmur at the report, 14 Mercy promised to the penitent, 30
Sundry laws given,

15 Moses giveth Joshua a charge, 31
Korah, Dathan, &c. slain, 16 The song of Moses,

Aaron's rod flourisheth,
17 The majesty of God,

Portion of the priests and Levites, 18 Moses vieweth the land and dieth,34
Law of purification,


Moses smiteth the rock, 20 Joshua succeedeth Moses,
Brazen serpent appointed, 21 Rahab concealeth the spies,
Balak sends for Balaam, 22 The waters of Jordan divided,
Balak's sacrifices,

23 Twelve stones for a memorial,
Balaam's prophesy,

24 Manna ceaseth,
Zimri and Cozbi slain, 25 Jericho beseiged and taken,
Israel numbered,

26 Achan's sin punished,
Death of Moses foretold, 27 Joshua taketh Ai,
Offerings to be observed, 28 The craft of the Gibeonites,
Offerings at feasts,

29 The sun and moon stand still, 10
Vows not to be broken,

30 Diverse kings conquered,
Midianites spoiled,

31 Names of the conquered kings, 12
The Reubenites and Gadites re- Balaam slain,


32 The inheritance of the tribes,
Journies of the Israelites, : 33 T'he borders of the lot

of Judah, 15

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