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Isa. xxii, 5, 8, 15, 17. As at the place: but Ephraim shall bring , and Zidon every helper that re. report concerning Egypt, so skill forth his children to the murderer. maineth; for the Lord will spoil they be sorely pained at the re

Ainos i, 9, 10. Thug saith the the Philistines, the remnant of the port of Tyre. Who hath taken LORD, for three transgressions of country of Caphtor. this counsel against Tyre, the Tyrus, and for four, I will not crowning city, whose merchants turn away the punishment thereof;

Ezek. xxviii, 21, 22. Son of mad, are princes, whose traffickers are because they delivered up the set thy face against Zlilon, and the honourable of the earth? And whole captivity to Lion, and prophesy, against it,

And may, it shall come to pass in that day, remembered not the brotherly

thus saith the Lord God; Behold, that Tyre shall be forgotten covenant: But I will send a tiro I am against thee, 0 Zidon; and i seventy years, according to the on the wall of Tyrus, which shall thee: and they shall know that I

will be glorified in the midst of days of one king: after the end of devour the palaces thereof. seventy years shall Tyre sing as

am the LORD, when I shall have an harlot. And it shall come to

Zech, ix, 2, 3. And Hamath also executed judgments in her, and pass, after the end of seventy

shall border thereby; Tyrus, and shall be sanctified in her. years, that the LORD will visit Zidon, though it be very wise. Tyre, and she shall turn to her And Tyrus did build herself a

DESTINY OF THE EARTH. hire, and shall commit fornication strong hold, and heaped up silver with all the kingdoms of the as the dust, and fino gold as the 2 Peter iii, 1-13. This second

mire of the streets. world upon the face of the earth.

epistle, beloved, I Dow write unto Jer. xxv, 22. And all the kings Matth. xi, 21. Woe unto thee, you; in both which I stir up your of Tyrus, and all the kings of Chorazin! woe unto thee, Beth-pure minds by way of rememZidon, and the kings of the isles saida! for if the mighty Works,

brance: That ye may be mindful which are beyond the sea. which were done in you, had been of the words which were spoken Jer. xxvii, 3. And send them to done in Tyre and siton, thy before by the holy prophets, and

of the commandment of us the would have repented long ago in the king of Edom, and to the king

apostles of the Lord and Saviour; of Moab, and to the king of the sackcloth and ashes.

knowing this first, that there Ammonites, and to the king of Acts xii, 20. And IIerod was shall come in the last days scoflers, Tyrus. .

highly displeased with them of walking after their own lusts, Ezek. XXVI, 2, 3. Son of man, Tyre and Sidon: but they came And saying. Whero is the promise because that Tyrus hath said with one accord to him, and, hav- of his coming? for since the fathers against Jerusalem, Aha, she is ing made Blastus the king's cham- fell asleep all things continue as broken that uus the gates of the berlain their friend, desired peace; they were from the beginning of people; she is turned unto me: I because their country was nour- the creation. For this they willshall be replenished, now she is ished by the king's country. ingly are ignorant of, that by the laid waste; Therefore thus saith

word of God the heavens were of the Lord God, Behold, I am

ZIDON.

old, and the earth standing out of against thee, 0 Tyrus, and will

the water, and in the water: cause many nations to come up

Gen. xlix, 13. Zebulun shall Whereby the world that then was, against thee, as the sea causeth

dwell at the haven of the sea; and being overflowed with water, his waves to come up.

he shall be for an haven of ships: perished: But the heavens and

and his border shall be unto the earth which are now, by the Erek, xxvii, 2, 32. Now, thou son

Zidon. of man, take up a lamentation for

same word are kept in store, reTyrus. And in their wailing they

Joshua xi, 8. And the LORD do- served unto fire against the day shall take up a lamentation for livered them into the band of of judgment and perdition of unthee, and lament over thee, say.

Israel, who smote them, and godly men. But, beloved, be not ing, What city is like Tyrus, like chased them unto great Zidon, ignorant of this one thing, that one the destroyed in the midst of the and into Misrephoth-maim, and day is with the Lord as a thousand sea?

unto the valley of Mizpeh east- years, and a thousand years as Ezek. xxviii, 2, 12. Son of man, they left them none remaining.

ward; and they smoto them, until one day. The Lord is not slack say unto the prince of Tyrus,

concerning his promise, as some Thus saith the Lord God, Because

1 Kings xvii, 9. Arise. get thee men count slackness; but is longthine heart is lifted up, and thou to Zarephath, which belongeth to suffering to us-ward, not willing hast said, I am a god, i'sit in the Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I that any should perish, but that

all should come to repentance. seat of God, in the midst of the have commanded a widow woman

But the day of the Lord will come seas; yet thou art a man, and not there to sustain thee. God, though thou set thine heart

as a thiet in the night; in the

Isa. xxiii, 2, 4, 12. Be still, ye whichi the heavens shall pass as the heart of God: Son of man, inhabitants of the isle; thou whom away with a great noise, and the Take up &

entatio upon the the merchants of Zidon, that pass elements shall melt with fervent king of Tyrus, ana say unto him, over the sea, have replenished. Thus saith the Lord God, Thou Be thou ashamed, o Zidon; for the

heat, the earth also, and the works Bealest up the sum, full of wisdom, sea bath spoken, eren the strength up.

that are therein, shall be burnt and perfect in beauty.

Seeing then that all these of the sea, saying. I travail not, things shall be dissolved, what Exek. xxix, 18. Son of man, nor bring forth children, neither manner of persons ought ye to be Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon do I nourish up young men, nor in all holy conversation and godcaused his army to serve a great bring up virgins. And he said, liness; Looking for and hasting service against Tyrus: every head Thou shalt no more rejoico, O thou unto the coming of the day of was made bald, and every shoul- oppressed virgin, daughter of God, wherein the heavens, being der was peeled; yet had ho no Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; on fire, shall be dissolved, and the wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, there also shalt thou have no elements shall melt with fervent for the service that he had servedrest.

heat? Nevertheless we, according against it.

Jer. xlvii, 4. Because of the day to his promise, look for Hosea ix, 13. Ephraim, as I saw that cometh to spoil all the Philis- heavens and a new earth, wherein | Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant | tines, and to cut off from Tyrus | dwelleth righteousness.

FAMILY

1. THE FAMILY, let thy name he magnified for goodness into thy servant: Now A DIVINE INSTITUTION.

ever, saying, The LORD of hosts therefore let it please thee to bless

is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant, that it Gen. ix, 1, 7. And God blessed the house of thy servant David may be before thee for ever: for Noah and his sons, and said unto be established before thee. For thon blessest, O LORD, and it shall them, Be fruitful, and multiply, thou, O Lord of hosts, God of be blessed for ever. and replenish the earth. And

Israel, hast revealed to thy seryou, be ye fruitful, and multiply: vant, saying, I will build thee an bring forth abundantly in the house; therefore bath thy servant

ESPECIALLY ON BEHALF earth, and multiply therein. found in his heart to pray this

OF CHILDREN. Job v, 24, 25. And thou shalt prayer unto thee. And now, O Gen. xvii. 18. And Abraham know that thy tabernacle shall be | Lord God, thou art that God, and said unto God, Othat Ishmael in peace; and thou shalt visit thy thy words be true, and thou hast might live before thee! babitation, and shalt not sin, promised this goodness unto thy Gen. xxviii, 3, 4. And God AlThou shalt know also that thy servant: Therefore now let it miglity bless thee, and make thee reed shall be great, and thine off- please thee to bless the house of fruitful, and multiply thee, that spring as the grass of the earth. ily servant, that it may continue thou mayest be a multitude of

for ever before thee: for thou, o people: And give thee the blessPs. cxviii, 15. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the with thy blessing let the house of thy seed with thee; that thou

Lord God, bast spoken it; anding of Abraham, to thee, and to tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth thy servant be blessed for ever.

mayest inherit the land wherein Faliantly.

1 Kings viii, 25, 26. Therefore thou art a stranger, which God P3.cxxviii, 3, 4. Thy wifo shall now, Lord God of Israel, keep gave unto Abraham. be as a fruitful vino by the sides that thou promisedst him, saying, with thy servant David my father

Gen. xxxii, 9-11. And Jacob of thine house: thy children like There shall not fail thee a min in and God of my father Isaac, the

said, () God of my father Abraham, ollve-plants round about thy table.

my sight to sit on the throne of Lord which saidst unto me, ReBehold, that thus shall the man Israel; so that thy children take be blessed that feareth the LORD.

turn unto thy country, and to thy heed to their way, that they walk kindred, and I will deal well with Pror, ili, 33. The curse of the before me, as thou hast walked thee: I am not worthy of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: before me. And now, O God of least of all the mercies, and of all but he blesseth the habitation of Israel, let thy word, I pray thee, the truth, which thou hast shewed the just.

be verified, which thou spakest unto thy servant; for with my

servant

David my Hal. il, 15. And did not he unto thy

aff passed over this Jordan, make one?

father, Yet had he the re

and now I am become two bands. sidue of the Spirit. And where 1 Chron. xvii, 17-19, 23-27. And Deliver me, I pray thee, from the fore one? That he might seek yet this was a small thing in thine hand of my brother, from the gudly seed. Therefore take heed yes, O God; for thou hast also hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest in your spirit, and let none deal spoken of thy servant's house for a be will come and smite me, and treacherously against the wife of great while to come, and hast re- the mother with the children. his youth. garded me according to the estate

2 Sam. xii, 16. David therefore of a man of high degree, O LORD besought God for the child; and

God. What PRAYERS ON BEHALF OF

can David speal David fasted, and went in, and

inore to thee for the honour of lay all night upon the earth. FAMILY.

thy servant for thou knowest thy 2 Sam. vii, 18-21, 25–29. Then servant. O Lord, for thy servant's LORD give thee wisdom and nn

1 Chron. xxii, 12. Only the went king David in, and sat before sake, and according to thine own the LORD, and he said, who am I, heart, hast thou done all this derstanding, and give thee charge O Lord God? and what is my greatness, in making known allest keep the law of the LORD thy

concerning Israel, that thou mayhouse, that thou hast brought me these great things. Therefore hitherto? . And this was yet a

God. now, LORD, let the thing that thou snail thing in thy sight, O Lord hast spoken concerning thy ser

1 Chron. xxix, 19. And give unGods, but thou hast spoken also of vant, and concerning his house, to Solomon my son a perfect thy servant's house for a great be established for ever, and do as heart, to keep thy commandments, While to come: and is this the thou hast said. Let it even be thy testimonies, and thy statutes, manner of man, O Lord Gov? And established, that thy name may and to do all these things, and to What can David say more unto be magnified for ever, saying, The build the palace, for the which I thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, have made provision. thy servant. For thy word's sake, even a God to Israel: and let thé Job i, 5. And it was so, when and according to thine own heart, house of David thy servant be the days of their feasting were hast thou done all these great established before theo. For gone about, that Job sent and things, to make thy servant know thou, O my God, hast told thy sanctified them [his children) and them. And now, O LORD God, the servant that thou wilt build him rose up early in the morning, and word that thou hast spoken con an house: therefore thy servant offered burnt offerings according cerning thy servant, and concern- bath found in his heart to pray be-to the number of them all: for Job ing his house, establish it for ever, fore thee. And now, LORD, thou said, It may be that my sons and do as thou hast said. And art God, and hast promised this have sinned, and cursed God in

their hearts. Thus did Job con- the fifth, Ammiel the sixth, Issa- but one lot and one portion to intinually. char thó seventh, Peulthai the herit, seeing I am a great people,

forasmuch as the LORD hath blessPs. xc, 16. Let thy trork appear eighth; for God blessed him.

ed me hitherto? And Joshua unto thy servants, and thy glory Ps. cxxvii, 3. Lo, children are unto their children. an heritage of the Lord: and the spake unto the house of Joseph,

even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, fruit of the womb is his reward,

saying, Thou art a great people, II, CHILDREN.

and hast great power: thou shalt THE GIFT OF GOD, AND USUALLY ESTEEMED A

not have one lot only. SOMETIMES ASKED FROM

SPECIAL BLESSING.

Ruth iv, 14. And the women said
HIM.
Gen. vi, 1. And it came to pass, which hath not left thee this day

unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, Gen. xxx, 17. And God heark- when men began to multiply on ened unto Leah, and she conceiv- the face of the earth, and daugh- without a kinsman, that his name ed, and bare Jacob the fifth son. ters were born unto them.

may be famous in Israel. Gen. xxxiii, 5. And he lifted up Geri. xvii, 16. 20. And I will

1 Sam. xx, 14, 15. And thou shalt his eyes, and saw the women and bless her, and give thee a son also

not only, while yet I live, shew the children, and said, who are of her: yea, I will bless hier, and I die not: But also thou shalt not

me the kindness of the LORD, that those with thee?

And he said, she shall be a mother of nations; 1 cut off thy kindness from my The children which God hath kings of people shall be of her house for ever: no, not when the graciously given thy servant. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: behold, I have blessed him.

Lord hath cut off the enemies of Gen. xlviii, 8, 9. And Israel be- and will make him fruitful, and David every one from the face of held Joseph's sons, and said, Who will multiply him exceedingly;

the earth. are these? And Joseph said unto twelve princes shall he beget; and his father, They are my sons, I will make bím a great nation.

2 Kings iv, 14-16. And he said,

What then is to be done for her? whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, Gen. xviii, 10, 14. And he said, And Gehazi answered, Verily she I pray thee, unto me, and I will I will certainly return into thee hath no child, and her husband is

according to the time of life; and, when he had called her, she stood bless them.

old. And he said, Call her. And 1 Sam. i, 9-11, 25-28. So Hannah lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a

son. rose up after they had eaten in

And Sarah heard it in the in the door. And he said. About Shiloh, and after they had drunk: tent-door, which was behind him. this season, according to the time (now Eli the priest sat upon a

Is any thing too hard for the of life, thou shalt embrace a son.
LORD?

And she said, Nay, my lord, thor seat by a post of the temple of

At the time appointed I the LORD:) And she reas in bitter will return unto thee, according man of God, do not lie unto thine

handmaid. ness of soul, and prayed unto the

to the time of life, and Sarah shall

have a son. LORD, and wept sore. And she

1 Chron. iv, 39. These mentioned vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of Gen. xxi, 10, 13, 18. Wherefore by their names were princes in hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on sho said unto Abraham, Cast out their families; and the house of the aflliction of thine handmaid, this bond-woman and her son: for their fathers increased greatly. and remember me, and not forget the son of this bond-woman shall

P3. xlv, 16, 17. Instead of thy thine handmaid, but wilt give not be heir with my son, even with fathers shall be thy children, unto thine handmaid a man-child, Isaac. And also of the son of the whom thou mayest make princes then I will give bim unto the bond-woman will I make a nation, in all the earth. I will make thy Lord all the days of his life, and because he is thy seed. Arise,

name to be remembered in all there shall no razor come upon lift up the lad, and hold him in generations; therefore shall the his head. And they slew a bull thine hand; for I will make him a peoplo praise thee for ever and ock, and brought the child to Eli. great nation.

ever. And she said, Oh my lord! as thy

Gen. 1, 23. And Joseph saw soul liveth, my lord, I am the Ephraim's children of the third servants shall continue, and their

Ps. cii, 28. The children of thy woman that stood by thee here generation: the children also of seed shall be established before praying unto the Lord. For this Machir, the son of Manasseh, were child I prayed; and the Lord hath brought up upon Josepli's knees.

thee. given me my petition which I

Ps. cvii, 38. He blesseth them asked of him: Therefore also I Lev. xxvi, 9. For I will have also, so that they are multiplied have lent him to the LORD; as long respect unto you, and make you greatly, and suffereth not their as he liveth he shall be lent to fruitful, and multiply you, and cattle to decrease. the LORD. And he worshipped establish my covenant with you. the Lord there.

Ps. cxv, 14, 15. The LORD shall Deut. vii, 12-14. Wherefore it increase you more and more, you 1 Sam. ii, 20, 21. And Eli blessed shall come to pass, if ye hearken and your children. Ye are blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, to these judgments, and keep, and of the Lonn, which made heaven The LORD give thee seed of this do them, that the LORD thy God and earth. woman, for the loan which is shall keep unto thee the covenant

Ps. cxxviii, 6. Yea, thou shalt lent to the LORD. And they went and the mercy which he sware

see thy children's children, and unto their own home. And the unto thy fathers. And he will LORD visited Hannah, so that she love thee, and bless thee, and

peace upon Israel, conceived, and bare three song multiply thee: he will also bless

Prov. xiv, 28. In the multitude and two daughters. And the the fruit of thy womb. ...

of people is the king's honour: child Samuel grew before the Thou shalt be blessed above all

but in the want of people is the LORD.

people: there shall not be male destruction of the prince. 1 Chron. xxvi, 4, 6. Moreover, or female barren among you, or Isa. xxvi, 15. Thou hast increasthe sons of Obed-edom were She among your cattle.

ed the nation; O LORD, thou hast maiah the first-born, Jehozabad Josh, xvii, 14, 17. And the child increased the nation: thou art the second, Joah the third, and dren of Joseph spake unto Joshua, glorified; thou hadst removed it Eacar the fourth, and Nethaneel I saying, Why hast thou given me far unto all the ends of the earth.

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Eve his wife; and she conceived. / and hid herself five months, say: forth; there she brought thee forth

780. Diviii, 19. Thy seed also hold, thou art with child, and me as the clay; and wilt that bad been as the sand, and the shalt bear a son, and shalt call his bring me into dust again? llast offspring of thy bowels like the name Ishmael; because the LORD thou not poured me out as milk, gravel thereof; his name should hath heard thy aflliction. And he and curdled me like cheese? Thou not have been cut off nor destroy- will be a wild man; his hand will hast clothed me with skin and ed from before me.

be against every man, and every flesh, and hast fenced me with Jer. XXXY, 18, 19. And Jeremiah man's hand against him: and he bones and sinews. said unto the house of the Recha- shall dwell in the presence of all

Job xv, 35. They conceive misbites, Thus saith the Lord of his brethren.

chief, and bring forth vanity, and hosts, the God of Israel, Because Exod. xxi, 22. If men strive, and their belly prepareth deceit. ye have obeyed the commandment hurt a woman with child, so that P3. vii, 14. Behold, he travaileth of Jonadab your father, and kept her fruit depart from her, and yet with iniquity, and hath conceived all his precepts, and done accord-no mischief follow: he shall be mischief, and brought forth falseing unto all that he hath com- surely punished, according as the hood. manded you; Therefore thus saith woman's husband will lay upon the LORD of hosts, the God of him; and he shall pay as the

Ps. xxii, 9, 10. But thou art he

that took me out of the womb; Israel, Jonadab the son of Rechab judges determine.

thou didst make me hope when I shall not want a man to stand be

Ruth iv, 13. So Boaz took Ruth, was upon my mother's breasts. I fore me for ever.

and she was his wife: and when was cast upon theo from the Luke i, 13. But the angel said he went in unto her, the LORD womb; thou art my God from my unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for gave her conception, and she bare mother's belly. thy prayer is heard; and thy wife a son.

Ps. xlviii, 6. Fear took hold Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, 2 Sam. xi, 5. And the woman upon them there, and pain, as of a and thou shalt call his name conceived, and sent and told woman in travail. John. David, and said, I am with child.

Ps. Ixxi, 6. By thee have I been Heb. xi, 12. Therefore sprang 1 Kings iii, 17, 18. And the one holden up from the womb: thou there even of one, and him as

woman said, O my lord, I and this art he that took me out of my good as dead, so many as the stars woman dwell in one house; and I

mother's bowels: my praise shall of the sky in multitude, and, as was delivered of a child with her be continually of thee. the sand which is by the sea- in the house. And it came to Ps. cxxxix, 13-16. For thou hast sbore, innumerable.

pass, the third day after that I was possessed my reins: thou hast

delivered, that this woman was covered me in my mother's womb. BUT SOMETIMES ARE THE delivered also: and we were to- I will praise thee; for I am fearOPPOSITE.

gether, there was no stranger fully and wonderfully made: marNum. Xxxii, 14. And, behold, ye in the house.

with us in the house, save we two vellous are thy works; and that are risen up in your fathers' stead,

my soul knoweth right well. My an increase of sinful men, to aug.

2 Kings xv, 16. Then Menahem substance was not hid from thee, maent yet the fierce anger of the smote Tiphsah, and all that were when I was made in secret, and LOED toward Israel.

therein, and the coasts thereof curiously wrought in the lowest

from Tirzah: because they opened | parts of the earth. Tbine eyes did Job xil, 23. He increaseth the not to him, therefore he smote it; see my substance, yot being unnations, and destroyeth them: he and all the women therein that perfect; and in thy book all iny enlargeth the nations, and strait- were with child he ripped up. members were written, which in eneth them again.

continuance were fashioned, when Prov. xxix, 16. When the wick

1 Chron, il, 24. And after that as yet there was none of them. Hezron

dead

in Calebed are multiplied, transgression

Eccles. xi, 5. As thou knowest increaseth: but the righteous shall ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron's

wife, bare him Ashur the father of not what is the way of the spirit, see their fall. Tekoa.

nor how the bones do grow in the Hos. iv, 7. As they were increased, so they sinned against

1 Chron. vil, 23. And when he womb of her that is with child; me: therefore will I change their went in to his wife, she conceived, I even so thou knowest not the glory into shame.,

and bare a son, and he called his works of God who maketh all. name Beriah, because it went evil Cant. viii, 5. (Who is this that with his house.

cometh up from the wilderness, BIRTI. Luke i, 24, 41. And after those raised thee up under the apple

leaning upon her beloved?) Í Gen. iv, 1, 17. And Adam knew days his wife Elisabeth. conceived, tree: there thy mother brought theo and hare Cain, and said, I have ing. And it came to pass, that, that bare thee. gotten a man from the LORD. when Elisabeth heard the saluta

Isa. xiii, 8. And they shall be And Cain knew his wife; and she I tion of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was

afraid: pangg and sorrows shall conceived, and bare Enoch, filled with the Holy Ghost.

take hold of them; they shall be in Gen. xvi, 4,5. And he went in

pain as a woman that travaileth: unto Hagar, and she conceived:

they shall be amazed one at anand when she saw that she had

ALLUSIONS.

other; their faces shall be as conceived, her mistress was des (See under BODY.)

flames. pised in her eyes. And Sarai said

2 Kings xix, 3. And they said Isa. xxi, 3. Therefore are my unto Abram, My wrong be upon unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, loins filled with pain: pangs havo thee: I have given my maid into this day is a day of trouble, and taken hold upon me, as the pangs thy bosom; and when she saw that of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the of a woman that travaileth: I was she had conceived, I was despised children are come to the birth, bowed down at the hearing of it; in her eyes; the LORD judge be- and there is not strength to bring I was dismayed at the seeing of tween me and thee.

forth. Gen. XVI, 11, 12, And the angel Job x, 9-11. Remember, I be Isa. xxvi, 17, 18. Like as a woman of the LORD said unto her, Be-1 seech thee, that thou hast made with child, that draweth near the

was

time of her delivery, is in pain, and in thcc? is thy counsellor perishe 1? , purifying be fulfilled. But if she rrieth out in her pangs so have we for pangs have taken thee as a bear a maid-child, then she sball been in thy siglt, () LORD. We woman in travail. Bo in pain, and be unclean two weeks, as in her have been with child, we have labour to bring forth, o daughter separation; and she shall continue been in pain, we have as it were of Zion, like a woman in travail: in the blood of her purifying brought forth wind; we have not for now shalt thou go forth out of threescore and six days. And wrought any deliverence in the the city, and thou shalt dwell in the when the days of her purifying earth; neither have the inhabi- Held, and thou shalt go eren to are fulfilled, for a son, or for a tants of the world fallen.

Babylon; there shalt thou be de- daughter, she shall bring a lamb of Isa. xlii, 14. I have long time livered; there the LORD sliall re- the first year for a burnt-offering, holden my peace; I have been deem thee from the hand of thine and a young pigeon, or a turtle utill, and refrained myself: now enemies.

dove, for a sin-offering, unto the will I cry like a travailing woman; Mark xiii, 17. But woe to them door of the tabernacle of the con. I will destroy and devour at once that are with child and to them gregation, unto the priest; Who that give suck, in those days!

shall offer it before the LORD, and Isa. Ixvi, 7-9. Before she travail

make an atonement for her; and ed, she brought forth; before her John xvi, 21. A woman when she she shall be cleansed from the pain came, she was delivered of a is in travail hath sorrow, because issue of her blood. This is the man-child. Who hath heard such her hour is come: but as soon as

law for her that hath born a male a thing? who hath geen such things? she is delivered of the child, she or a female. And if she be not Shall the carth be made to bring remembereth no more the anguish, able to bring a lamb, then she forth in one day? or shall a nation for joy...

shall bring two turtles, or two be born at once? for as soon as 1 Tim. ii, 15. Notwithstanding she young pigeons; the one for the Zion travailed, she brought forth shall be saved in child-bearing, if burnt-offering, and the other for a her children. Shall I bring to the they continue in faith, and charity, sin-offering and the priest shall birth, and not cause to bring forth? and holiness, with sobriety. make an atonement for her, and saith the LORD: shall I cause to

she shall be clean. bring forth, and shut the womur

TWINS. saith thy God.

Ezek. xvi, 4, 5. And as for thy Gen. xxv, 21-26. And when her nativity, in the day thou

Wast Jer. iv, 31. For I have heard & voice as of a woman in travail, days to be delivered were fulfilled, born thy navel was not cut, neither and the anguish as of her that behold, there were twins in her wast thou washed in water to sup

womb. bringeth forth her first child, the And the first came out ple theo: thou wast not salted at

None voice of the daughter of Zion, that red, all over like an hairy gar-all, nor gwaddled at all. bewaileth herself, that spreadeth ment; and they called his naine eye pitied thee, to do any of these her hands, saying, Woe is me now! Esan. And after that came his unto theo, to have commpassion for my soul is wearied because of brother out, and his hand took upon thee; but thou waist cast out hold on Esau's heel; and his pame

in the open field, to the loathing of murderers.

was called Jacob: and Isaac was thy person, in the day that thou Jer, vi, 24. We have heard the threescore years old when she bare

wast born. fame thereof; our hands wax feeble:

them. anguislı hath taken hold of us, and

ABORTION. pain, as of a woman in travail. Gen. xxxviii, 27-30. And it came to pass, in the time of her travail,

Job iii, 16. Or as an hidden unJer. xxx, 6. Ask ye now, aud see that, behold, twins were in her timely birthi I had not been; as whether a man doth travail with womb. And it came to pass, when

infants which never saw light. child? wherefore do I see every she travailed, that the one put out P8. lvili, 8. .... Let ercry one man with his hands on his loins, as his hand; and the midwife took of them pass away; like the una woman in travail, and all faces and bound upon his hand a scarlet timely birth of a woman, that are turned into paleness?

thread, saying, This came out first. they may not see the sun. Jer. xlviii, 41. Kerioth is taken, And it came to pass, as he drew

Ecclcs, vi, 3-5. If a man beget and the strong holds are surprised, back his hand, that, behold, his

an hundred children, and live and the mighty men's hearts in brother came out; and she said, Moab at that day shall be as the low last thou broken forth? this many years, so that the days of

his years be many, and his soul heart of a woman in her pangs. breach be upon theo: therefore his

be not filled with good, and also Jer. 1, 43. The king of Babylon name was called Pharez. And

that he have no burial; I say, that hath heard the report of them, and afterward came out his brother, his hands waxed feeble: anguish that had the scarlet thread upon he: For he cometh in with vanity,

an untimely birth is better than took hold of him, and pangs, as of his hand; and his name was called

and departeth in darkness, and his a woman in travail. Zarah,

name shall be covered with Hosea xili, 16. Samaria shall be- TREATMENT OF CHILD AND

darkness. Moreover, he hath not come desolate; for she hath rebell

seen the

sun, nor known any

MOTHER ed against her God: they shall fall

thing: this hath more rest than by the sword; their infants shall be

Lev. xii, 2-8. Speak unto the the other. dashed in pieces, and their women

children of Israel, saying, If a Hosea ix, 11, 14. As for Ephraim, with child shall be ripped up.

woman have conceived seed, and their glory sball fly away like a Amos i, 13. Thus saith the LORD, unclean seven days according to womb, and from the conception.

born a man-child, then she shall bo bird, from the birth, and from the For three transgressions of the the days of the separation for her children of Aminon, and for four, infirmity shall she be unclean. thou give? give them a miscarry

Give them, O LORD: what will I will not turn away the punish- And in the eighth day the flesh of ing womb and dry breasts. ment thereof; because they have his foreskin shall be circumcised. ripped up the women with child of And she shall then continue in the Gilead, that they might enlarge blood of her purifying three and

DEATH IN CHILD-BIRTH. their border.

thirty days: she shall touch no Gen. XXXV, 16--19. And they Micon iv, 9, 10. Now, why dost hallowed thing, nor come into the journeyed from Beth-el; and there thou cry out aloud? is there no king / sanctuary, until the days of her was but a little way to come to

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