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THE CAPITAL OFTEN Jerusalem to war; and they be- came, ne, and all his host, against THREATENED.

sieged Ahaz, but could not over-Jerusalem, and pitched agaiust it: come him.

and they built forts against it Isa. xxix, 1-3. Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! Isa. vil, 1. And it came to pass round about. And the city was add ye year to year, let them kill in the days of Ahaz the son of besieged unto the cleventh year

And on the sacrifices. Yet I will distress Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of king Zedekiah. Ariel, and there shall be heavi- of Judah, that Rezin the king of ninth day of the fourth month the ross and sorrow: and it shall be Syria, and Pekah the son of Re- famine prevailed in the city, and

there was no bread for the people unto me as Ariel. And I will maliah, king of Israel, went up tocamp against thee round about, ward Jerusalem to war against it, of the land.

ail agai it. Jer. xxxix, 1-3. In the ninth year and will lay seige against thee but could not with a mount, and I will raise

of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the forts against theo.

BY SENNACHERIB.

tenth month, came NebuchadrezJer. I, 14, 15. Then the LORD 2 Kings xviii, 17. And the king army against Jerusalem, and they

zar king of Babylon and all his said unto me, Out of the north an of Assyria sent Tartan, and Rab

besieged it. And in the eleventh evil shall break forth upon all the saris, and Rab-shakeh, from Lachinhabitants of the land. For, 10, ish to king Hezekiah with a great month, the ninth day of the month,

year of Zedekiah, in the fourth I will call all the families of the host against Jerusalem; and they the city was broken up. And all kingdoms of the north, saith the went up, and came to Jerusa- the princes of the king of Babylon LORD; and they shall come, and lem.

came in, and sat in the middle they shall set every

one his throne at the entering of the gates sennacherib king of Assyria send bar-nebo, Sarsenim. Rab-saris,

2 Chron. xxxii, 9. After this did gate, eren Nergal-sharezer, Samof Jerusalem, and against all the his servants to Jerusalem, (but he Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with walls thereof round about, and himself laid siege against Lachish, all the residue of the princes of against all the cities of Judah.

and all his power with him,) unto the king of Babylon. Jer. ix, 11. And I will make Hezekiah king of Judah, and un Jer. lii, 4-7. And it came to pass, Jerusalem heaps, and a den of to all Jutlah that were at Jerusa- in the ninth year of his reign, in dragons; and I will make the lem, saying,

the tenth month, in the tenth day cities of Judah desolate, without

of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar an inhabitant.

BY PHARAOH-NECHOH. king of Babylon came, he and all Jer. xix, 8. And I will make this

2 Kings xxiii, 33. And Pharaoh- his army, against Jerusalem, and city desolate, and hissing:

nechoh put him in bands at Riblab, pitched against it, and built forts every one that passeth thereby in the land of Hamath, that he agiinst it round about. so the shall be astonished and hiss be might not reign in Jerusalem; and city was besieged unto the eleventh cause of all the plagues thereof.

put the land to a tribute of an year of king Zedekiah. And in Jer. xx, 5. Moreover, I will de- hundred talents of silver, and a

the fourth month, in the ninth day liver all the strength of this city, talent of gold.

of the month, the famine was suro and all the labours thereof, and

in the city, so that there was no all the precious things thereof,

BY JEHOASH.

bread for the people of the land. and all the treasures of the kings

Then the city was broken up, and of Judah will I give into the band

2 Kings xiv, 13, 14. And Jehoash all the men of war fled, and went of their enemies, which shall spoil king of Israel took Amaziah king forth out of the city by night, by them, and take them, and carry

of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the the way of the gate between the them to Babylon.

son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, two walls, which was by the king's Jer. xxi, 10. For I have set my down the wall of Jerusalem, from by the city round about;) and they

and came to Jerusalem, and brake garden; (now the Chaldeans altre face against this city for ovil, and the gate of Ephraim unto the went by the way of the plain. not for good, saith the LORD; it corner-gate, four hundred cubits. shall be given into the hand of And he took all the gold and

Dan. i, 1. In the third year of the the king of Babylon, and he shall silver, and all the vessels that reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah burn it with fire.

wcre found in the house of the came Nebuchadnezzar king of Jer. xxxii, 28, 31. Therefore thus Lord, and in the treasures of the Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besaith the Lord, Behold, I will give king's house, and hostages, and sieged it. this city into the hand of the returned to Samaria. Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon,

ITS DESTRUCTION BY THE

BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR. and he shall take it.

CIALDEES. For this city hath been to me as a provor time the servants of Nebuchad- fifth month, on the seventh day of

2 Kings xxiv, 10-12. At that 2 Kings xxv, 8-10. And in the cation of mine anger and of my fury, from the day that they built nezzar king of Babylon came up the montlı, which is the nineteenth it even unto this day, that I should against Jerusalem, and the city year of king Nebuchadnezzar king remove it from before my face.

was besiged. And Nobuchad- of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan,

nezzar king of Babylon came captain of the guard, a servant of ITS VARIOUS SIEGES. against the city, and his servants the king of Babylon, unto Jeru

did beseige it. And Jehoiachin salem: And he burnt the house BY SHISIIAK.

the king of Judah went out to the of the Lord, and the king's house, 1 Kings xiv, 25. And it came to king of Babylon, he, and his and all the houses of Jerusalem and pass in the fifth year of king mother, and his servants, and his every great man's house burnt he Relioboam, that Shishak king of princes, and his officers; and the with fire. And all the army of the Egypt caine up against Jerusa- king of Babylon took him in the Chaldees, that were with the caplem. eighth year of his reign.

tain of the guard, brake down the BY REZIN. 2 Kings xxv, 1-3. And it came

Walls of Jerusalem round about. to pass in the ninth year of his Nch. I, 2, 3. That Hanani, one of 2 Kings xvi. 5. Then Rezin king reign, in the tenth month, in the my bretliren, came, he and certain of Syria, and Pekah son of Rema- tenth day of the month, that Ne- men of Judah; and I asked them liah' king of Israel, came up to 1 buchadnezzar king of Babylon I coucerning tho Jews that had

escaped, which were left of the unto the Lond; it shall not be pluck- every one to be over against his captivity, and concerning Jeru- ed up, nor thrown down, any more house. Now the city was large salem. And they said unto ino, for ever.

and great; but the people were The remnant that are left of the

Zech. 1. 14-17. So the angel that few therein, and the houses were captivity there in the province communed with me said unto me, not builded. are in great amiction and re- Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the Neh. xi, 1, 2. And the rulers of proach; the wall of Jerusalem algo Lord of hosts, I am jealous for the people dwelt at Jerusalem: is broken down, and the gates Jerusalem and for Zion with a the rest of the people also cast lots, thereof are burnt with fire.

great jealousy. And I am very to bring one of ten to dwell in JeVehii,17. Then said I unto them. sore displeased with the heathen rusalem the holy city, and nine Ye see the distress that we are in, that are at ease; for I was but a parts to dwell in other cities. And bow Jerusalem lieth waste, and little displeased, and they helped the people blessed all the men the gates thereof are burned with forward the affliction. Therefore that willingly offered themselves fire: come, and let us build up the thus saith the LORD, I am returned to dwell at Jerusalem. wall of Jerusalem, that we be no to Jerusalem with mercice: my more a reproach. house shall be built in it, saith the

FINAL DESTRUCTION BY Jer. xxxix, 8. And the Chaldeans Lord of hosts, and a line shall be

TIE ROMANS FORETOLD. burnt the king's house, and the stretched forth upon Jerusalem. houses of the people, with fire, and Cry yet, saying. Thus saith the

Luke xix, 41-44. And when he Urake down the walls of Jeru- LORD of hosts, My cities through was come near, he beheld the city, salem. prosperity shall yet be spread and wept over it,

Saying, Ifthou Jer, 111, 14. And all the army, of comfort Zion, and shall yet choose in this thy day, the things which

abroad; and the Lond shall yet hadst known, even thou, at least the Chaldeans, that were with the

Jerusalem. captain of the guard, brake down

belong unto thy peace! but now all the walls of Jerusalem round

Zoch. ii, 12. And the LORD shall | they are hid from thine eyes. For about,

inherit Judah his portion in the the days shall come upon thee, Ezel, xxxiii, 21. And

holy land, and shall choose Jeru- that thine enemies shall cast á came to salem again.

trench about thee, and compass pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in Zech. xiv, 17. And it shall be. I thee round, and keep thee in on

And shall lay thee the Afth day of the month, that that whoso will not come up of all every side. one that had escaped out of Jeru. the families of the earth unto Je- even with the ground, and thy $iler came unto me, saying, The rusalom to worship the King, the children within thee; and they city is smitten.

LORD of hosts, eren upon them shall not leave in theo one stone shall be no rain.

upon another, because thou knew

cst not the time of thy visitation. ITS RESTORATION

ITS RESTORATION Luke xxi, 20. And when ye shall PROMISED.

ACCOMPLISHED.

see Jerusalem compassed with Ps. Ixix, 35, 36. For God will save

armies, then know that the desoZion, and will build the cities of

Neh. ii, 18-20. Then I told them lation thereof is nigh. Judah; that they may dwell there, of the hand of my God which was and hare it in possession. The good upon me; as also the king's

JERUSALEM MYSTIC. ered also of his servants shall in

words that he had spoken unto herit it; and they that love his me. And they said, Let us rise up Erek. xlviii, 30-35. And these Lame shall dwell therein.

and build. So they strengthened are the goings out of the city on P. cit. 13-16. Thou shalt arise, But when Sauballat the loronite, their hands for this good work. the north side, four thousand and

five hundred measures. And the ond have mercy upon Zion: for and Tobiah the servant, the Am- gites of the city shall be after the the time to favour ler, yea, the set monite, and Geshem thé Arabiin, names of the tribes of Israel: tired tirge, is come. For thy servants beard it, they laughed us to scorn, gates northward; one gute of Reqtako pleasure in her stones, and and despised us, and sail, What is ben, one gate of Judah, one gato favour the dust thereof. So the this thing that ye do? will ye rebel of Levi. And at the east side four heathen shall tear the name of the aguinst the king? Then answered thousand and fivo hundred: and LORD, and all the kings of the I them, and said unto them. The three gates; and one gate of Joearth thy glory. When the LORD God ol'heaven, he will prosperus; "seph, one gate of Benjamin, one xhall build up Zion, be shall ap- therefore we bis servants will arise gate of Dan. And at the soutli side pear in his glory.

and build: but ye have no portion, four thousand and live hundred Jer, XXX, 18. Thus saith the por right, nor memorial, in Jeru- mesures: and three gates; one LOBD, Behold, I will bring again silem.

gate of Simeon, one gate of Issathe captivity of Jacob's tents, and

Neh. vii, 1.-4. Now it came to char, one gate of Zebulun. At the bare mercy on his dwelling-places pass, when the wall was built,

west side four thousand and five and the city shall be builded upon and I had set up the doors, and hundred, with their three gates; ber own heap, and the palace shall the

porters and the singers one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, remain after the manner thereof.

and the Levites were appointed, one gate of Naphtall. It was Jer. xxxi, 38-40. Behold, the days That I gave my brother land round about eighteen thousand come, saith the LORD, that the city , ani, and Hananiah the ruler

measures: and the name of the shall be built to the LORD, from the of the palace, charge over Jern city from that day shall be, The tower of Hananeel unto the gate salem: for he was a faithful

LORD is there, of the corner. And the measur man, and feared God above Rev. xxi, 10, 11. And ho carried ing-line shall yet go forth over many. And I said unto them, me away in the spirit to a great against it upon the hill Gareb, and Let not the gates of Jerusalem and high mountain, and shewed shall compass about to Goath. be opened until the

be

me that great city, the holy JeruAnd the whole valley of the dead hot; and while they stand by, salem, descending out of heaven bodies, and of the ashes, and all let them shut the doors, and from God. Having the glory of the fields, unto the brook of Kis bar them: and appoint watches God: and her light was like unto dron, unto the corner of the horse- of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, a stone most precious, even like a gate toward the east, shall be holy very vno in his watch, and I jasper stono, clear as crystal.

sun

COVENANT.

BETWEEN GOD AND MAN, Lord was with thee; and we said, , danghters, and blessed them: and OR MAN AND MAN, RATIFIED Let there be now an oath betwixt Laban departed, and returned unBY OATII AND SACRIFICE,

us, euren betwixt us and thee, and to his place.

let us make a covenant with tliee; Neh. ix, 39. And because of all AND SOMETIMES WRITTEN That thou wilt do us no hurt, as

this we make a sure corenant, and AND SEALED.

we have not touched thee, and as write it; and our princes, Levites,

we have done unto thee nothing and priésts, seal unto it. Gen. xv, 9-11, 17, 18. And he said unto him, Take me an lreifer but good, and have sent thee

Nen. X. 1-27. Now those that of three years old, and a she-goat away in peace: thou art now the of three years old, and a ram of blessed of the Lory. And he made sealed were Nehemiah the Tir

of Hachaliahi, three years old, and a turtle-dove, them a feast, and they did eat and shatha, the son and a young pigeon. And he took drink. And they rose up be- and Zidkijah, Seraiah, Azariah,

Pashur, Ainariah, unto him all these, and divided times in the morning, and swaro Jeremiah, them in the midst, and laid each one to another; and Isaac sent Malchijali, Hattush, Shebaniah,

llarum, Meremoth, piece one against another, but the them away, and they departed Malluch, And when from him in peace.

Obadiah, Daniel, Ginnethon, birds divided he not.

Baruch, Meshullam, Abijah, Mi. the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. answered and said unto Jacob, these were the priests. And thie

Gen. xxxi, 43-55. And Laban jamin, Maaziah, Bilgal, Shemaiah: And it came to pass, that, when

These daughters are my daugh- Levites: both Jeshua the son of the sun went down, and it was ters, and these children are my Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of dark, behold a smoking furnace, children, and these cattle are my IIenedad, Kadıniel: And their and a burning lamp that passed cattle, and all that thou seest is brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, between those pieces.

mine: and what can I do this day Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanın, Micha, same day tho LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto their children which they have reblah, Shehaniall, Hodijah, Bani,

unto these my daughters, or unto Rehob, Hashabiah, Zuccur, Shethy seed have I given this land, born? Now therefore come thou, Beninu. The chief of the people: from the river of Egypt unto the let us make a covenant, I and Parosh, Pahath - moab, Elam, great river, the river Euphrates.

thou; and let it be for a witness Zatthu, Bani. Bunni, Azgud, Gen. xxi, 23-32. Now therefore between mo and thce. And Bebai, Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, gwear unto me liere by God, that Jacob took a stone, and set it up Ater, Ilizkijali. Azzur, Hlodijah, thou wilt not deal falsely with me, for a pillar. And Jacob said un- Hashum, Bezai. Hariph, Ananor with my son, nor with my to his brethren, Gather stones; thoth, Nebai, Magpiash, Meshule son's son: but according to the and they took stones, and made lam, lezir, Meshezabeel, Zadok, kindness that I have done unto

an heap: and they did eat thero Jaddua, Pelatiah. Ilanan, Anaiah, thee, thou shalt do unto me, and upon the heap. And Laban called | Hoshca, Hananiah, Hlashub, Halto the land wherein thou hast it Jegur - sahadutha: but Jacob lohesh, Pileha. Shobek, Rehum, sojourned. And Abraham said, I called it Galced. And Laban said, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, And will swear. And Abraham re This heap is a witness between Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, proved Abimelech because of a

me and theo this day. Therefore Ilarim, Baanah. well of water, which Abimelech's was the name of it called Galeed; servants had violently taken And Mizpah: for he said, The

I's. I, 5. Gather my saints to* away. And Abimelech said, I wot Lord watch between me and not who hath done this thing; thee, when we are absent one made a covenant with me by

gether unto me; those that have neither didst thou tell me, neither from another. If thou shalt

sacrifice. yet heard I of it, but to-day. And afflict my daughters, or if thou Abraham took 'sheep ani oxen, shalt take othcr wives lieside my nant which they had made before

Jer. xxxiv, 18. .... The coveand gave them unto Abimelech: daughters, no man is with us; see, and both of them made a cove God is witness betwixt me and me, when theycut the calf in twain. nant. And Abraham set seven thee. And Laban said to Jacob, Ezek. XVI, 59. Forthus saith tho ewe lambs of the flock by them- Behold this heap. and behold this Lord God, I will even deal with belves. And Abimelech said unto pillar, which I have cast betwixt theo as thou hast done, which Abraham, What mean these seven me and thee; This heap be wit- last despised the oath in breaking cwe lambs which thou hast set by ness, and this pillar be witness, the covenant. themselves? And he said, For that I will not pass over this heap Hosea x, 4. They have spoken these seven ewe lambs shalt thou to thee, and that thou shalt not words, swearing falsely in making take of my hand, that they may be pass over this heap and this a covenant: thus judgment springa witness unto me, that I have pillar unto me, for barı. The eth up as heinlock in the furrows digged this well. Wherefore he God of Abraham, and the God ofl of the field. called that place Beer-sheba; be. Nahor, the God of their father, cause there they sware both of judge betwixtus.

Gal. iii, 15. Brethren, I speak

And Jacob them. Thus they made a cove- sware by the rear of his father it be but a man's covenant, yet if

after the manner of men; Though nant at Beer-sheba: then Abime- Isaac. Then Jacob offered sacri; it be confirmed, no man disannulllech rose up, and Phichol the lice upon the mount, and called chief captain of his host, and they his brethren to eat bread: and eth, or addeth thereto. returned into the land of the they did cat bread, and tarried all Philistines. night in the mount. And early

COVENANT OF SALT. Gen. xxvi, 28-31. And they in the morning Laban rose up, Lev. ii, 13. And every oblation

his sons said, We saw certainly that the ! and kissed

and his of thy meat-offering shalt thou

herd of the sheep, through the to Hebron; and David made ablish my covenant between me and

reason with salt; neither shalt | them, On this condition will I make establish my covenant with you, taou suffer the salt of the cove-l a covenant with you, that I may and with your seed after you; And sant of thy God to be lacking thrust out all your right eyes, with every living creature that is from thy meat-offering: with all and lay it for a reproach upon all with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, thine offerings thou shalt offer Israel.

and of every beast of the earth

1 Sam. xviii, 3. Then Jonathan with you; from all that go out of Yum. xviii, 19. All the heare- and Divid made a covenant, be- the ark, to every beast of the earth ofierings of the holy things, which cause he loved him as his own soul. And I will establish my covenant the children of Israel offer unto

1 Sam. XX, 16. So Jonathan

with you: neither shall all flesh be the LORD, hare I given thee, and made a covenant with the house

cut off any more by the waters of thy sons and thy daughters with of David, saying, Let the LORD

a flood; neither shall there any thee, by a statute for ever: it is a even require it at the hand of

more be a flood to destroy the covenant of salt for ever before David's enemies.

earth. the LORD unto thee, and to thy

1 Sam. xxiii, 18. And they two Beed with thee.

WITII ABRAHAM. made a covenant before the LORD. 2 Chron. xiil, 5. Ought ye not to And David abode in the wood, said unto him, I am the Lory that

Gen. xv, 7, 8, 12-16. 18. And he know that the LORD God of Israel and Jonathan went to his house. gave the kingdom over Israel to

brought thee out of Ur of the David for ever, cren to him and

1 Kings XX, 34. And Benhadad Chaldees, to give thee this land to his sons by a covenant of salt?

said unto him, The cities which to inherit it. And he said, Lord my father took from thy father | GOD, whereby shall I know that I

I will restore; and thou shalt shall inherit 11? And when the sun BLOOD OF COVENANT.

make streets for thee in Damas- was going down, a deep sleep fell Erod. xxiv, 8. And Moses took cus, as my father made in Simaria. upon Abram; and lo, an horror of the blool, and sprinkled it on the Then said Ahab, I will send thee great darkness fell upon him. And people, and said, Behold the blood away with this covenant. So he he said unto Abram, Know of a of the covenant, which the LORD made a covenant with him, and surety that thy seed shall be a hath made with you concerning sent him away.

stranger in a land that is not all these words.

2 Kings xi, 4, 17. And the theirs, and shall serve them; and Zech. is, 11. As for thee als), by seventh year' Jehoiada sent and they shall aflict them four hunthe blood of thy covenant I have fetched the rulers over hundreds, dred years: And also that nation, Gent forth thy prisoners out of the with the captains and the guard whom they shall serve, will í pit wherein is no water.

and brought them to him into the judge; and afterward shall they Heb. x, 29. Or how much sorer house of the LORI), and made a

come out with great substance, punishment, suppose ye, shall lie covenant with them, and took an

And thou shalt go to thy fathery be thought worthy, who liath oath of them in the house of the in peace; thou shalt be buried in trodden under foot the son of | LOED, and shewed them the

a good old age. But in the fourtli God, and hath counted the blood king's son. And Jehoiada made generation they shall come hither of the covenant, wlierewith he a covenant between the Lord and again: for the iniquity of the Faş sanctifiei, an unboly thing, the king and tho people, that they Amorites is not yet fuil. In that and bath done despite unto the should be the Lord's people; same day the Lord made a coveSpirit of grace? between the king also and tho

nant with Abram, saying, Unto thy Heb. xiii, 20. The God of

seed have I given this land, from peace,

people. that brought again from the dead 1 Chron. xi, 3. Therefore came river, the river Euphrates.

the river of Egypt unto the great oor Lord Jesus, that great shep- all the elders of Israel to the king

Gen. xvii, 7, 9. And I will establood of the everlasting cove

covenant with them in Hebron nant.

before the Lond; and they anoint- thee, and thy sced after thee, in ed David king over Israel, ac

their generations, for an everlastINSTANCES OF HUMAN cording to the word of the Londing covenant, tó be a God unto COVENANTS. by Samuel

thee, and to thiy seed alter thee.

And God said unto Abraham, Thon Gen. xxi, 27, 32. And Abraham 2 Chron. xxiii, 3. And all the

shait keep my covenant therefore, took sheep and oxen, and gave congregation made a covenant them unto Abimelech; and both or with the king in the house of hou, and thy seed after thee, in

their generations. them made a covenant. Thus God, And he said unto them,

2 Kings xiii, 23. And the LORD they made a covenant at Beer- Bchold, the king's son shall reign, sheba: then Abimelech rose up, as the LORD hath said of the sons

was gracious unto them, and had

compassion on them, and had reand Phicol the chief captain of its of David. host, and they returned into the Jer. xxxiv, 8. This is the word

spect unto them, because of his land of the Philistineg. that came unto Jeremiah from the and Jacob, and would not destroy

covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Gen. xxxi, 44. Now therefore Lord, after that the king Zedekiah them, neither cagt he them from corne thou, let us make a cove

had made a covenant with all the his presence as yet. hant, I and thou; and let it be for people which were at Jerusalem, witness between me and thee. to proclaim liberty unto them.

Luke i, 72. To perform the mercy

promised to our fathers, and to Josh. xxiv, 25. So Joshua made

remember luis holy covenant. a covenant with the people that COVENANTS OF GOD

Acts iii, 25. Ye are the children day, and set them a statute and an

WITH MAN.

of the prophets, and of the coveordinanco in Shechem.

nant which God made with cur

WITI NOAH. 1 Sam. xi, 1, 2. Then Nahash

fathers, saying unto Abraham, And the Ammonite came up, and en

Gen. vi, 18. But with thee will in thy seed shall all the kindreds camped agaiust Jabesh.gilead; and I establish my covenant: and thou of the earth be blessed. all the men of Jabesh said unto shalt coine into the ark, thou, and

Gal. iii, 16, 17. Now to Abraham Nahash, Make a covenant with us, thy sons, and thy wife, and thy and his seed were the promises and we will serve thee. And sons' wives with theo.

made. Ile saith not, And to seeds, Nabash the Ammonite answered Gen. ix, 9-11. And I, behold, I as of many; but as on one, And to

thy sred, which is Christ. And land of Moab, besides the cove- that I have sent this command. tiis I say, that the covenant, that nant which he made with them in ment unto you, that my covenant was confirmed before of God in Horeb. That thou shouldist enter might be with Levi, saith the Cirist, the law, which was four | into covenant with the LORD thy LORD of hosts. But ye are dehundred and thirty years after, God, and into his oath, which the parted out of the way; ye hare cannot disannul, that it should LORD thy God maketh with theo caused many to stumble at the make the promise of none cffect. this day.

law; ye bave corrupted the cove1 Kings viii, 9. There was nant of Levi, saith the LORD of WITII ISAAC.

nothing in the ark save the two bosts.

tables of stone, which Moses put Gen. xvii, 19, 21. And God said, there at Horeb, when the LORD

WITH DAVID. Surah thy wife shall bear thee a made a covenant with the children 2 Sam. xxiii, 5. Although my Bon indeed; and thou shalt call his of Israel, when they came out of house be not so with God; yet he mime Isaac: and I will establish the land of Egypt.

hath made with me an everlasting my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed

2 Kings xvii, 15. 35. 38. And they covenant, ordered in all things,

and sure: for this is all my salvaafter him. But my covenant will rejected his statutes, and his cove. I establish with Isaac, which Sarah nant that he made with their tion, and all my desire, although shall bear unto thee at this set fathers, and his testimonies which he make it not to grow.

he testified against them; and they 2 Chron. vii, 18. Then will I time in the next year. Gen. XXVI, 3, 4. Sojourn in this and went after the heathen that dom, according as I have cove

followed vanity, and became vain, stablish the throne of thy kinglind, and I will be with thee, and

irere round about them, concern- nanted with David thy father, will bless thee; for unto thee, and ing whom the LORD had charged saying. There shall not fail theo unto thy see 1, I will give all these them, that they should not do a man to be ruler in Israel. countries, and I will perform the like them. With whom the LORD oath which I sware unto Abraham had made a covenant, and charged will I not break, nor alter the

Ps. Ixxxix, 34-37. My corenant thy father; And I will make thy them, saying, Ye shall not fear thing that is gone out of my seed to multiply as the stars of other gods, nor bow yourselves to lips. Once have I sworn by my heaven, ani will give unto thy them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice holiness, that I will not lie uuto seed all these countries: and in thy to them: And the covenant that David. His seed shall endure for seed shall all the nations of the

I have made with you ye shall not earth be blessed.

ever, and his throne as the sun forget; neither shall ye fear other before me. It shall be established

gods. WITH JACOB.

for ever as the inoon, and as a Gen. xxviii, 13, 14. And, behold, of this covenant, and speak unto

Jer. xi, 2-5. IIear ye the words faithful witness in heaven, Selah. the LORD stood above it, and said, the men of Judah, and to tho inI am the LORD God of Abraham habitants of Jerusalem, And say

GOD FAITHFUL TO IIIS tny father, and the God of Isaac: thou unto them. Thus saith the

COVENANT. the land whereon thou liest, to LORD God of Israel, Cursed be the

Deut. iv, 31. (For the LORD thy thee will I give it, and to thy seed; man that obeyeth'not the words God is a merciful God) he will And thy seed shall be as the dust of this covenant. Which I com

not forsake thee, neither destroy of the carth; and thou shalt spread manded your fathers in the day thee, nor forget the covenant of abroad to the west, and to the that I brought them forth out of thy fathers, which lie sware unto east, and to the north, and to the the land of Egypt, from the iron them. south: and in thee, and in thy furnace, saying, Obey my voice,

Deut. vii, 9. Know therefore seed, shall all the families of the and do them, according to all that the LORD thy God, lie is God, earth be blessed.

which I coinmand you: so shall the faithful God, which keepeth 1 Chron. xvi, 16, 17. Even of the ye be my people, and I will be covenant and mercy with them covenant which he made with your God; "That I may perform that love him, and keep his comAbraham, and of his oath unto the oath which I have givorn unto mandments, to a thousand generaIsaac; And hath confirined the your fathers, to give them a land tions. same to Jacob for a law, and to flowing with milk and honey, as 1 Kings viil, 23. And he said, Israel for an everlasting covenant. it is this day. Then answered 1, LORD God of Israel, there is no

and said, So be it, O LORD. God like thee, in heaven above, WITII ISRAEL.

Jer, xxxiv, 13. Thus saith the or on earth beneath, who keepest Exod. vi, 4. And I have also eg. LORD, the God of Israel, I made a covenant and mercy with thy sertablished my covenant with them, covenant with your fathers in the vants that walk before thee with to give them the land of Canaan, day that I brought them forth all their heart. the land of their pilgrimage, out of the land of Egypt, out of 2 Chron. vi, 14. And said, o wherein they were strangers. the house of bondmen, saying. LORD God of Israel, there is no

Exod. xxxiv, 27. And the Lord Ezek. xxxvii, 26. Moreover, I God like thee in the heaven, nor said unto Moses, Write thou these will make a covenant of peace in the earth; which keepest covewords: for after the tenor of these with them; it shall be an ever- | nant, and shcuest mercy unto thy words I have made a covenant lasting covenant with them; and I servants that walk before thee with thee and with Israel.

will place them, and multiply with all their hearts. Dcut. v, 2, 3. The Lord our God them, and will set my sanctuary Neh. i, 5. And said, I bescech made a covenant with us in Horeb. in the midst of thein for ever-thee, O Lord God of 'heaven, the The LORD made not this covenant more.

great and terrible God, that keepwith our fathers, but with us, eren Acts iil, 25. Ye are the children eth covenant and mercy for them us, who are all of us hero alive of the prophets, and of the cove that love him, and observe his this day.

nant which God inade with our commandments. Deut. xxix, 1, 12. These are the fathers.

Neh. ix, 32. Now therefore, our Words of the covenant which tho

God, the great, the mighty, and Lord commanded Moses to make

WITU LEVI.

the terrible God, who kecpest with the children of Israel in the Mal, 11, 4, 8. And ye shall know covenant and mercy, let put all

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