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the trouble secm little before Lev. xxiv, 8. Every sabbath he in transgressing his covenant. tbee that hath coine upon us, on shall set it in order before the Then shalt thou bring forth that our kings, on our princes, and on LORD continually, being taken man or that woman, which have our priests, and on our prophets, from the children of Israel by an committed that wicked thing, and on our fathers, and on all thy everlasting cuvenant.

unto thy gates, eren that man or people, since the time of the kings

2 Sam. xxiii, 5. Although my that woman, and shalt stone them of Assyria unto this day. house be not so with God; yet he

with stones, till they die. Ps. XXV, 14. The secret of the hath made with mean everlasting Deut. xxix, 9, 23. Keep thereLORD is with them that fear him; / covenant, ordered in all things, fore the words of this covenant, and he will show them his cove- and sure......

and do them, that ye may prosper unt.

Isa, xxiv, 5. The earth also is in all that ye do. Then men shall P3. CV, 8-10. He hath remem- defiled under the inhabitants say, Because they have forsaken bered his covenant for ever, the thereof; because they have trans

the covenant of the LORD God of word chick he commanded to a gressed the laws, changed the their fathers, which he made with thousand generations: Which ordinance, broken the everlasting them when he brought them forih Ortenant he made with Abraham, covenant.

out of the land of Egypt. and his oath unto Isaac; And coli Isa. lv, 3. Incline your ear, and Josh. vii, 11, 15. Israel hath firmed the same unto Jacob for a

come unto me: hear, and your sinned, and they have also transliw, and to Israel for an everlast-soul shall live; and I will make gressed my covenant which I ins covenant.

an everlasting covenant with you, commanded them: for they have Isa. Ivi, 10. For the mountains eren the sure mercies of David. even taken of the accursed thing, shall depart, and the hills be re. Juo ved; but my kindness shall not

Ezek, xxxvii, 26. Moreover I

and have also stolen, and dissemwill make a covenant of peace

bled also, and they have put it depart from thee, neither shall with them; it shall be an everlast

even among their own stuff. And the covenant of my peace be reing covenant with them. .

it shall be, that he that is taken moved, saith the LORD, that bath

with the accursed thing shall be mercy on thee.

Heb. xiii, 20.

That great burnt with fire, he and all that he Jer. xxxili, 20, 21, 25. Thus saith Shepherd of the sheep, through hath; because he hath transgressthe LORD, If ye can break my the blood of the everlasting cove-ed the covenant of the Lord), and covenant of the day, and iny covenant.

because he hath wrought folly in bint of the night, and that there

Israel. thould not be day and night in

THE OBLIGATION OF

Josh. xxiii, 16. When ye have their season; Then may also my KEEPING GOD'S COVENANT, | transgressed the covenant of the covenant be broken with David

AND DANGER OF VIOLAT LORD your God, which he commy servant, that he should not have a son to reign upon his

ING IT.

manded you, and have gone and

served other gods, and bowed throne, and with the Levites tho Gen. xvil, 9, 10, 14. And God yourselves to them; then shall the priests, my ministers. Thus saith said unto Abraham, Thou shalt anger of the LORD be kindled the LORD, If my covenant ve not keep my covenant therefore, thou, against you, and ye shall perish with day and night, and if I have and thy seed after thee in their quickly from off the good land pot appointed the ordinances of generations. This is my covenant, which he bath given unto you. beaven and earth.

which ye shall keep, between mo Ev. xvi, 60-62. Nevertheless, and you, an thy seed after thee;

Judacs ii, 20. And the anger of I will remember my covenant Every man-child among you shall the LORD was lot against Israel; with thee in the days of thy youth, cumcised man-child, whose tiesh people

And the uncir and he said, Because that this

hath transgressed my and I will establish unto thee an

covenant which I commanded of his foreskin is not circumcised, ererlasting covenant. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be that soul shall be cut off from his their fathers, and have not heark ashamed, when thou shalt receive people; he hath broken my cove- ened unto my voice.

nant. thy sisters, thine elder and thy

1 Kings xix, 10. And he said, I yoinger and I will give them Exod. xix, 5. Now therefore, if have been very jealous for tho unto thee for daughters, but not yo will obey my voice indeed, and LORD God of hosts: for the chile by thy covenant. And I will keep my covenant, then ye shall dren of Israel have forsakon thy

covenant, thrown down establish my covenant with thee; be a peculiar treasure unto me

thine and thou shalt know that I am above all people: for all the earth altars, and slain thy prophets with the LORD. is mine.

the sword; and I, eren I only, am Ezek, x8, 37. And I will cause Lev. xxvi, 15. And if ye shall left; and they seek my life, to take

it away. Tou to pass under the rod, and I despise my statutes, or if your will bring you into the bond of soul abhor my judgments, so that 2 Kings xvill, 12. Because they the covenant.

yo will not do all my command obeyed not the voice of the

ments, but that ye break my LORD their God, but transgressed AND THEREFORE IT IS covenant.

his covenant, and all that Moses CALLED AN EVERLASTING

Dcut. iv, 23. Take heed unto

the servant of the LORD comyourselves, lest ye forget the cove-manded, and would not hear COVENANT.

nant of the LORD your God, which them, nor do them. Con. ix, 16. And the bow shall ho made with you, and make you be in the cloud; and I will look a graven image, or the likeness of Lord are merey and truth unto

Ps. XXV, 10. All the paths of the upon it, that I may remember the any thing, which the LORD thy much as keep his covenant and everlasting covenant between God God hath forbidden thee. and every living creature of all

his testimonies.

Deut. xvii, 2,5. If there be found desh that is upon the earth. among you, within any of thy

P3. xliv, 17. All this is come Gen. xvii, 19. ..... And I will gates which the Lond thy God upon us; yet have we not forgotten Establish my covenant with him giveth thee, man or woman, that thee, neither havo we dealt fulsely Isaac) for an everlasting covenant, hath wrought wickedness in the in thy covenant. and with his soed after nim. sight of the RD thy God, P3. lv, 20. He hath put forth bis

covenant, and to those that re- be delivered? As I live, saith the covenant before the LORD, to walk

hands against such as be at peace my covenant, which have not | Josh. xxiv, 20. 30 Joshua mado with himn; he hath broken his performed the words of the cove. a covenant with the people that covenant.

nant which they had made before day, and set them a statute and an Ps. Ixxviii, 10, 11, 37. They kept me, whien they cut the calf in ordinance in Shechein. not the covenant of God, and retwain, and passed between the

2 Kings xi, 17. And Jehoiada parts thereof. Tused to walk in his law; And for

made a covenant between the gat his works, and his wonders Ezek. xvil, 15, 16, 19. But he re- LORD and the king and the people, that he had shewed them. For belled against him in sending his that they should be the Lord's their heart was not right with ambassadors into Egypt, that they people; between the king also and him, neither were they stedfast might give him horses and much the people. in his covenant. people: shall he prosper? shall he

2 Kings xxiii, 3. And the king Ps. cíli, 18. To such as keep his escape that doeth such thingst or stood by a piilar, and made

shall he break the covenant, and member his commandments to do Lord God, surely in the place commandments and his testimon

after the LORD, and to keep his them,

where the king dwelleth that made Prov. ii, 17. Which forsaketh him king, whose oathi he despised, heart and all their soul, to perform

ies and his statutes with all their the guide of her youth, and for- and whose covenant he brake, the words of this covenant that getteth the covenant of her God. eten with him in the midst of

were written in this book. And Isa. xxxiii, 8. The highways lie Babylon he shall die. Therefore all the people stood to the corewaste, the wayfaring man ceascth; thus saith the Lord God, As I live.

nant. he hath broken the covenant, he surely mine oath that he hath

2 Chron. iv, 12. And they enhath despised the cities, he're- despised, and my covenant that gardeth no man.

he hath broken, even it will I re-tered into a covenant to seek the

compense upon his own head. LORD God of their fathers with all Isa. Ivi, 4-7. For this saith the

their heart and with all their LORD unto the eunuchs that keep

Dan. xi, 28, 30, 32. Then shall soul. my sabbaths, and choose

he return into his land with great the

2 Chron. xxiil, 16. And Jehoiada things that please me, and take riches: and his heart shall be made a covenant between him, hold of my covenant; Eren unto against the holy covenant; and he and between all the people, and them will I give in mine house, shall do cxploits, and return to

between the king, that they and within my walls, a place and his own land. For the slips. of should be the Lord's people. a name better than of sons and of Chittim shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and

2 Chron. xxix, 10. Now it is daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be return, and have indignation in mine heart to make a covenant

with the LORD God of Israel, that cut off. Also the sons of the against the holy covenant: so stranger, that join themselves to shall he do; he shall even return, his fierce wrath may turn away the Lord, to serve him, and to and have intelligere with them from us. love the name of the Lord, to be that forsake the holy covenant. 2 Chron. xxxiv, 31, 32. And the his servants, every one that keep-and such as do wickedly against king stood in his place, and made eth the sabbath from polluting it, the covenant shall he corrupt by a covenant before the Lord, to and taketh bold of my covenant flatteries: but the people that do walk after the Lord, and to keep Even them will I bring to my holy know their God still be strong, his commandments, and his testi

and do exploits.

hem joyful mountain, and make

monies, and his statutes, with all in my house of prayer: their Hom. I, 31. Without understand his heart, and with all his soul, to burnt-offerings and their sacri- ing. covenant-breakers, without perform the words of the covenant

which are written in this book. fices shall be accepted upon mine natural affection, implacable, unaltar; for mine house shall be mercifui,

And he caused all that were precalled an house of prayer for all

sent in Jerusalemn and Benjamin people.

to stand to it. And the inhabiMAN MAKING COVENANT tants of Jerusalem did according Jer. xi, 3. And say thou unto

WITH GOD.

to the covenant of God, tho God them, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel; Cursed be the man that day all of you before the LORD

Deut. xxix, 10-15. Ye stand this of their fathers. obeyeth not the words of this your God; your captains of your this we make a sure covenant, and

Neh. ix, 38. And because of all covenant.

tribes, your elders, and your write it; and our princes, Levites, Jer. xiv, 21. Do not abhor us, for omcers, with all the men of Israel, and priests, seal unto it. thy name's sake; do not disgrace Your little ones, your wives, and the throne of thy glory: remem- thy stranger that is in thy camp, ber, break not thy covenant with from the hewer of thy wood unto

TIIE NEW COVENANT. the drawer of thy water; That

Isa. lix, 21. As for me, this is Jer. xxli, 9. Then they shall thou shouldest enter into cove- my covenant with them, saith the answer, Because they have for- into his oath, which the Lord thy thee, and my words which I have

nant with the Lord thy God, and LORD; My Spirit that is upon saken the covenant of the LORD God makets with thee this day: put in thy mouth, shall not depart their God, and worshipped other That he may establish thee to-day out of thy mouth, nor out of the gods, and served them.

for a people unto himself, and that mouth of thy seed, nor out of the Jer. xxxi, 32. Not according to he may be unto thee a God, as he mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the covenant that I made with hath said unto thee, and as he the Lord, from henceforth and for their fathers, in the day that I hath sworn unto thy fathers, to ever. took them by the hand, to bring | Abraham, to Isanc, and to Jacob. them out of the land of Egypt: Neither with you only do I make days come, saith the Lord, tbat !

Jer. xxxi, 31-33. Behold, the (which my covenant they brake, this covenant and this oath; But will make a new covenant with although I wag an husband unto with him that standeth here with the house of Israel, and with the them, saith the LORD)

us this day before the LORD our house of Judah; Not according Jer, xxxiv, 18. And I will give God, and also with him that is not to the covenant that I made with the men that have transgressed here with us this day.

their fathers in the day that I took

us.

them by the hand to bring them | ministry, by how much also he is with the beasts of the field, and out of the land of Egypt; the mediator of a better covenant, with the fowls of heaven, and with

creeping things of But this shall be the covenant that which was established upon better the

the I will make with the house of promises. For if that first core ground. ... Israel; After those days, saith the nant had been faultless, then LORD, I will put my law in their should no place have been sought

RUINOUS COVENANTS. inward parts, and write it in their | for the second. For, finding fault

Isa. xxviii, 15, 18, 19. Because ye hearts; and will be their God, with them, he saith, Behold, the and they shall be my people. days come, saith the Lord, when have said, We have made a cove.

nant with death, and with hell are I will make a new covenant with Jer. xxxii, 40). And I will make

we at agreement; when the overthe house of Israel, and with the flowing scourge shall pass through, everlasting covenant with

house of Judah: Not according it shall not come unto us: for we them, that I will not turn away

to the covenant that I made with have made lies our refuge, and from them, to do them goou; but I will put my fear in their liearts, their fathers in the day when I

under falsehood have we bid ourthat they shall not depart from them out of the land of Egypt; death shall be disannulled, and took them by the hand to lead

selves. And your eovenant with because they continued not in my Ezek. xvi, 8. Now, when I pass- covenant, and I regarded them your agreement with hell shall not ed by thee, and looked upon thee, not, saith the Lord. For this is

stand;

overflowing behold, thy time was the time of the covenant that I will make

scourge shall pass through, then love, and I spread my skirt over with the house of Israel after From the time that it goeth forth it

ye shall be trodden down by it. thee, and covered thy nakedness: those days, saith the Lord; I will shall take you: for morning by yea, 'I sware unto thee, and enter- put my laws into their mind, and morning shall it pass over, by day ed into a covenant with thee, write them in their hearts; and I saith the Lord God, and thou be- will be to them a God, and they vexation only to understand the

and by night; and it shall be a camest mine. shall be to me a people: In that

report. Gal. iii, 17, 18. And this I say, be saith, A new covenant, he hath that the covenant, that was con- made the first old. Now that firmed before of God in Christ, the which decayeth and waxeth old is JEWS FORBIDDEN TO MAKE law which was four hundred and ready to vanish away.

COVENANTS WITH LEATHthirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of Ghost also is a witness to us: for Hcb. x, 15, 16. Whereof the Holy

EN NATIONS. nove effect. For if the inheri- after that he had said before, This

Exod. xxiii, 32. Thou shalt make tance be of the law, it is no more is the covenant that I will make

no covenant with them, nor with of promise: but God gave it to

their gods. Abraham by promise.

with them after those days, saith

the Lord; I will put my laws into Deut. vii, 2. And when the LORD Gal. iv, 24, 25. Which things their hearts, and in their minds thy God shall deliver them before are an allegory: for these are the will I write them,

thee, thou shalt smite them, and two covenants; the one from the

utterly destroy them; thou shalt mount Simai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this

WONDERFUL COVENANTS.

make no covenant with them, nor

shew mercy unto them. Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, Job v, 23. For thou shalt be in and answereth to Jerusalem which league with the stones of the Hosea xii, 1. Ephraim feedeth Dow is, and is in bondage with her field; and the beasts of the field on wind, and followeth after the children. shall be at peace with thee.

east wind; he daily increaseth lies

and desolation; and they do make Heb. viii, 6-10, 13. But now hath Hosea ii, 18. And in that day & covenant with the Assyrians, be obtained a more excellent I will I make a covenant for them and oil is carried into Egypt.

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thou be the Son of God, com- provoked her: therefore she wept, bread. And he said, I may not

DIET AND DRESS.
HUNGER

days with the disciples which were 2 Sam. xii, 17, 20. And the elders Gen. XXV, 30. And Esau said to at Damascus,

of his house arose, and went to Jacob, Feed me, I pray thee, with

Acts, xxvii, 33, 34. And whilo earth: but he would not, neither

him, to raise him up from the that saine red pottage; for I am the day was coming on, Paul be- did he eat bread with them. Then faint; therefore was his namo sought them all to take meat, say. David arose from the earth, and called Edom.

ing, This day is the fourteenth washed, and anointed himsey, and 1 Sam. xiv, 30. How much more, day that ye have tarried, and con- changed his apparel, and came if haply the people had eatentinued fasting, having taken freely to-day of tho spoil of their nothing. Wherefore I pray you

into the house of the LORD, and enemies which they found? for to take some meat; for this is for worshipped; then he came to his had there not been now a much your health: for there shall not an they set bread before him, and lo

own house; and, when he required, greater slaughter among the Phi- hair fall from the head of any of did eat. listines

you. 1 Sam. xxx, 11, 12. And they (See under Body,

1 Kings xiii, 7-9, 15–17. And the

APPETITE.) king said unto the man of God, found an Egyptian in the field,

Come home with me, and refresh and brought him to David, and

TOLUNTARY ABSTINENCE

thyself, and I will give thee a regave him bread, and he did eat;

ward. And the man of God said and they made him drink water;

FROM FOOD.

unto the king, If thou wilt give And they gave him a piece of a

Gen. xxiv, 33. And there was cake of figs, and two clusters of set meat before him to eat: but he in with thee, neither will I eat

me lialf thine house, I will not go raising: and when he had eaten, said, I will not eat, until I have bread nor drink water in this his spirit came again to him; for told mine errand. 'And he said, place: For so was it charged mo he had eaten no bread, nor drunk Speak on.

by the word of the LORD, saying, any water, three days and three

1 Sam. 1. 7. And as he did so

Eat no bread, nor drink water, nor nights.

turn again by the same way that Matt. iv, 3, 4. And when the year by year, when she went up teinpter came to him, he said, If to the house of the Lord, so she thou cainest. Then he said unto

him, Come home with me, and eat mand that these stones be made and did not eat.

return with thee, nor go in with bread. But he answered and 1 Sam. 1x, 13. As soon as yo be thee; neither will I eat bread nor said, It is written, Man shall not come into the city, ye shall drink water with thee in this place. live by bread alone, but by every straightway find him, before he go For it was said to me by the word word that proceedeth out the up to the high place to eat; for the of the LORD, Thou shalt eat no mouth of God,

peoplo will not eat until he come, bread nor drink water there, nor Mark vill, 1-4. In those days, because he doth bless the sacrifice; turn again to go by the way that the multitude being very great, bidden. Now therefore get you

and afterwards they eat that be thou camest. and having nothing to eat. Jesus

1 Kings xxi, 4. . (And Abah) called his disciples unto him, and up; for about this time ye shall find him.

laid him down upon his bed, and saith unto them, I have compas

turned away his face, and would sion on the multitude, because 1 Sam. xxviii, 20–23. Then Saul eat no bread. they have now been with me three fell straightway all along on the days, and have nothing to eat; earth, and was sore afraid, because And if I send them away fasting of the words of Samuel; and there FASTING IN CONNECTION to their own houses, they will was no strength in him; for he had WITH RELIGION. faint by the way: for divers of eaten no bread all the day, nor all them came from far. And his dis- the night. And the woman came

THE RIGHT SPIRIT TO ciples answered hiin, From whence unto Saul, and saw that he was

FAST IN can a man satisfy these men with sore troubled, and said unto him, Isa. lviii, 3-8. Wherefore have bread here in the wilderness?

Behold, thi handmaid bath we fasteil, say they, and thou seest Luke iv, 2-4. Being forty days obeyed thy voice, and I have put not? wherefore have we afflicted tempted of the devil. And in those my life in my hand, and have our soul, and thou takest no knowdays he did eat nothing: and when hearkened unto thy words which ledge? Behold, in the day of your they were ended, ho afterward thou spukest unto me: Now there-tast ye find pleasure, and exact all hungered. And 'the devil said fore, I pray thee, hearken thou your labours. Behold, ye fast for unto him, If thou be the son of also unto the voice of thine hand strifo and debate, and to smite God, command this stone that it maid, and let me set a morsel of with the fist of 'wickedness: ye be made bread. And

bread before thee; and eat, that shall not fast as ye do this day, to

Jesus answered him, saying, It is writ- thou mayest havo strength when make your voice to be heard' on ten, That man shall 'not live by thou goest on thy way. But he high. "Is it such a fast that I have bread alone, but by every word / refused, and said, I will not eat. chosen? a day for a man to afflict of God.

But his servants, together with the his soul? is it to bow down his

woman, compelled him; and he head as a bulrush, and to spread Acts, ix, 19. And when he had hearkened unto their voice: so he sackcloth and ashes under him! received meat, he was strength- arose from the earth, and sat upon wilt thou call this a fast, and an ened, Then was Saul certain the bed.

acceptable day to the LORD? Is

dot this the fast that I have chosen? ! land into the houso of the LORD Jonah iil, 5-8. So the people of to loose the bands of wickedness, your God, and cry unto the Lord. Nineveh believed God, and proto undo the heavy burdens, and to

claimed'a fast, and put on sackcloth, let the oppressed go free, and that

Jocl il. 12, 15, 16. Therefore also from the greatest of them even to Ye break every yoke? Is it not to now, saitli the Lord, Turn ye even the least of them. For word camo deal thy bread to the hungry, and to mo with all your heart, and unto the king of Nineveh; and ho that thou bring the poor that are

with fasting, and with weeping, arose from his throne, and he laid cast out to thy house? when thou and with mourning. Blow the his robe from him, and covered seest the naked, that thou cover trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, him with sackclothi, and sat in him; and that thou hide not thy- call a solemn assembly: Gather ashes. And ho caused it to be seil from thine on flesh? Then the people, sanctify the congrega-proclaimed and published through shall thy light break forth as the tion, assemble the elders, gather Nineveh by the decree of the morning, and thine health shall the children, and those that suck king and his nobles, saying, Let spring forth speedily; and thy the breasts: let the bridegroom go neither man nor best, herd nor riglieousness shall go before thee: forth of his chamber, and the bride llock, taste any thing: let them not the glory of the Lord shall be thy out of her closet.

feod, nor drink water: But let rere-ward.

man and beast be covered with Jer. xiv, 12. When they fast, I

sackcloth, and cry mightily unto

OTHER FASTS, PRIVATE God; yea, let them turn every ono will not hear their cry; and when they offer burnt-offering and an

AND PUBLIC.

from his evil way, and from the

violence that is in their hands. oblation, I will not accept them: but I will consume them by the ed a fast, and set Naboth on high 1 King's xxi, 12. They proclaim

Dan. x, 3. I ate no pleasant sword, and by the famine, and by the pestilence.

bread, neither came flesh nor wino among the people.

in my mouth, neither did I anoint

2 Chron. xx. 3. And Jehosha- myself at all, till three wholo Zech. vii, 5. Speak unto all the phat feared, and set himself to seek weeks were fulfilled. people of the land, and to the the Lord, and proclaimed a fast priests, saying, When ye fasted

EXTRAORDINARY FASTS. and mourned in the arth and throughout all Judah. Seventh month, even those seventy Ezra viii. 21,23. Then I proclaimed Deut. ix, 9,18. When I was gono years, did ye at all fast unto me, a fast there, at the river of Ahava, up into the mount, to receive the ecer to me?

that we might alllict ourselves be- tables of stone, even the tables of

fore our God, to seek of him a Zech. viil, 19. Thus saith the right way for us, and for our made with you, then I abodo in

the covenant which the LORD LORD of hosts, The fast of the little ones, and for all our sub- the mount forty days and forty fourth month, and tho fast of the

stance, fifth, and the fast of the seventh, sought our God for this; and he drink water. And I fell down be

So we fasted, and be- nights; I neither did eat bread nor and the fast of the tenth, shall be was entreated of us.

fore the LORD, as at the first, forty to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; Ezra, X, 6. Then Ezra rose up

days and forty nights: i did therefore love the truth and peace from before the house of God, and neither eat bread nor drink water, went into the chamber of Johanan

because of all your sins which yo Matt. vi

, 16-18. Moreover, when the son of Eliashib; and when he sinned, in doing wickedly in the Fe fast, be not as the hypocrites, came thither, he did cat no bread, sight of the Lord, to provoke him of a sad countenance: for they disnor drink water; for he mourned

to anger. flgare their faces, that they may because of the trangression of appear unto men to fast. Verily them that had been carried away. of the LORD came again the second

1 Kings xix, 7, 8. And the angel I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou Neh, i, 4. And it came to pass, Arise and eat; because the jour

time, and touched him, and said, fastest, anoint thine head, and when I heard these words, that I ney is too great for thee. And ho wash thy face, That thou appear sat down and wept, and mourned arose, and did eat and drink, and not unto men to fast, but unto thy certain days, and fasted, and Father which is in secret: and thy prayed before the God of hea-forty days and forty nights unto

went in the strength of that meat Father, which seeth in secret, ven.

Horeb the mount of God. shall reward thee openly.

Esther iv, 15-17. Then Esther Mark ii, 18-20. And the disciples bade them return Mordecal this had fasted forty days and forty

Matth. iv, 2. And when [Jesus] of John and of the Pharisees used answer; Go, gather together all to fast: and they come and say the Jews that are present in nights, he was afterward an hununto him, Why do the disciples of Shushan, and fast ye for me, and

gered. John and of the Pharisees fast, neither eat nor drink three days, but thy disciples fast not? And night or day: I also and iny FOOD, TIE GIFT OF GOD. Jesus said unto them, Can the maidens will fast likewise; and so children of the bride-chamber fast will I go in unto the king, which her daughters-in-law, that she

Ruth, i, 6. Then she arose with while the bridegroom is with is not according to the law: and if I might return from tho country of them? as long as they have the I perish, i perish. So-Mordecai Moab; for she had heard in tho bridegroom with them, they can went his way, and did according not fast. But the days will como, to all that Esther bad commande country of Moab how that the when the bridegroom shall be him.

Lord had visited his people, in taken away from them, and then

giving them brcad. shall they fast in thoso days. Jer. xxxvi, 9. And it came to

Job. xxviii, 5. As for the earth pass in tho finh year of Jehoia

him the son of Josiah king of out of it cometh bread; and under FASTS BY DIVINE

Jucah, in the ninth month, that it is turned up as it were fire.

they proclaimed a fast before the Ps. civ, 14, 15, 27. He causeth AUTHORITY.

LORD to all the people in Jerusa- the grass to grow for the cattle, Joel I, 14. Sanctify ye a fast, call lem, and to all the people that and herb for the service of man: a solemn assembly, gather the el came from the cities of Judah that he may bring forth food out ders and all the inhabitants of the unto Jerusalem.

of the earth;

And wino that

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