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slew his brethren, the sons of Je, did blaspheme God and the king. LAWS PROTECTING LIFE. rubbaul, being threescore and ten Then they carried him forth out

persons, upon one stone: notwith of the city, and stoned him with 1. MURDER.

standing, yet Jotham, the young stones, that he died. Then they MURDER FORBIDDEN.

est son of Jerubbaal, was left; for sent to Jezebel, saying, Naboth is Num. XXXV, 33, 34. So ye shall he hid himself.

stoned, and is dead. not pollute the land wherein ye 1 Sam. xix, 1. And Sanl spake 2 Kings xxv, 25. But it came to are; for blood it defileth the land: to Jonathan his son, and to all his pass in the seventh month, that and the land cannot be cleansed servants, that they should kill | Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, the of the blood that is shed therein. | David.

son of Elishama, of the seed royal, but by the blood of him that shed

1 Sam. xxll, 18, 19. And the came, and ten men with him, and it. Defle not therefore the land king said to Doeg, Turn thou, smote Gedaliah, that he died, and which ye sball inhabit, wherein 1 and fall upon the priests. And the Jews and the Chaldees that dwell: for I the Lord dwell among Doeg the Edomite turned, and were with him at Mizpah. the children of Israel. he fell upon the priests, and

And Deut. v, 17. Thou shalt not kill.

2 Chron. xxxli, 21. slew on that day fourscore and

when he (Sennacherib) came into Deut. xxvi1,24,25. Cursed be he five persons that did wear that smiteth bis neighbour secret-lineu ephod. And Nob,

the house of his God, they that

the ly: and all the people shall say, city of the priests, smote he came forth of his own bowels slev Amen. Cursed be he that taketh with the edge of the sword, both him there with the sword. reward to slay an innocent person: men and women, children and Esther iii, 13, 14. And the letters and all the people shall say, Amen. sucklings, and oxen, and asses, were sent by posts into all the

and sheep, with the edge of the king's provinces, to destroy, to sword.

kill, and to cause to perish, all Matth. v, 21. Ye have heard that

2 Sam. ill, 26, 30 And when Jews, both young and old, little it was said by them of old time, Joab was come out from David, he children and women, in one day; Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger brought him again from the well the twelfth month, (which is the

sent messengers afterAbner, which even upon the thirteenth day of of the judgment.

of Sirah; but David knew it not. month Adar,) and to take the 1 Peter iv, 15. But let none of So Joab’and Abishai his brother spoil of them for a prey. The you suffer as a murderer, or as a slew Abner, because he had slain copy of the writing, for a comthier, or as an evil-doer, or as a their brother Asahel at Gibeon in mandment to be given in every busy-body in other men's matters. the battle.

proviuce. was published unto all 1 John fil, 12. Not as Cain, who 2 Sam. iv, 7. For when he came people, that they should be ready was of that wicked one, and slew into the bouse, he [1sh-bosheth] against that day. his brother. And wherefore slew lay on his bed in his bed-chamber, Hosca vi, 8. Gilead is a city of he him? Because his own works and they smote bim, and slew him, them that work iniquity, and is were evil, and his brother's right and beheaded biin, and took his polluted with blood. eous.

head, and gat them away through

the plain all night. INSTANCES OF MURDER IN

HUMAN PENALTY 2 Sam. xi, 15. 19. And he

AGAINST IT.
PURPOSE OR FACT,
[Davin) wrote in the letter, suying.

Gen. 1x, 6, 6. And surely your Gen. iv, 8. And Cain talked with Set ge Uriah in the forefront of

blood of your lives will I require; Abel liis brother: and it came to

the hottest battle, ond retire ye pass, when they were in the field, from him, that he may be smitten, at the hand of every beast will i that Cain rose up against Abel his and die. And the inen of the city require it, and at the hand of brother, and slew him.

went out, and fought with Joab: man; at the hand of every man's Erod. I, 15, 16, 22. And the king and there fell some of the people brother will l require the life of

man.

Whoso sbeddeth man's of Egypt „pake to the Hebrew of the servants of David;and Uriah

blood, by man shall his blood be midwives; (of which the name of the Hittite died also. the one was Shiphrah, and the 2 Sam. xi. 28. Vow Absalom shed: for in the image of God

made be man, name of the other Puah;) And had commanded his servants, saya he said, When ye do the oince of ing, Mark ye now when Amnon's

Exod. xxi, 12-15. He that smita midwife to the Hebrew women, heart is merry with wine, and

eth a man, so that he dle, shall be and see them upon the stools, if it when I say unto you, Smite Am- surely put to death. And if a man be a son, then ye shall kill bim; non; then kill him, fear not: have lle noi in walt, but God deliver but if it be a daughter, then she not I commanded you? be coura-him into his hand; then I will apshall live. And Pharaoh charged gevus, and be valiant.

point thee a place whither he shall all his people, saying, Every son

flee. But if a man come pre

1 Kings xxi, 13, 14. And there sumptuously upon bis neighbour, that is born ye shall cast into the came intwo men, children of Belial, to slay him with guile; thou shalt river, and every daughter ye sball and sat before him; and the inen take him from mine altar, that he save alive.

of Belial witnessed against him, may die. And he that smiteth Judges, ix, 5. And he went into even against Naboth, in the pre- his father or his mother shall be his father's house at Ophrab, and ence of the people, saying, Naboth surely put to death.

Leo. xxiv, 17. And he that kill DIVINE PENALTY. the top of a rock, that it should eth any man shall surely be put to

Gen. iv, 9, 11-14, 23, 24. And the not be covered. death.

LORD said unto Cain, Where is Joel ill, 19. Egypt shall be a Num. XXXV, 16-21, 31. And if he Abel thy brother? And he said, I desolation, and Edom shall be a desrite him with an instrument or know not. Am I my brother's solate wilderness, for the violence iron, so that he die, he is a mur-keeper? And now art thou cursed ayainst the children of Judah, bederer: the murderer shall surely from the earth, which hath opened cause they have shed innocent be put to death. And if he smite her mouth to receive thy brother's blood in their land. him with throwing a stone, where-blood from thy hand. When thou

Hab. ii, 12, 17. Woe to him that with he may die, and he die, he is illest the ground, it shall not buildeth'a town with blood, and a murderer: the murderer shall

nce yield unt

theo her stablisheth a city by iniquity? For surely be put to death. Or if he strength: a fugitive and a vaga- the violence of Lebanou shall sinite him with an hand-weapon bond shalt thou be in the earth.

cover thee, and the spoil of beasts, of wood, where with he may die, And Cain

said unto the LORD, My which made them afraid, because and he die, he is a murderer: the punishment is greater than I can

of men's blood, and for the viomurderer shall surely be put to

bear. Behold, thou hast driven lence of the land, of the city, and death. The revenger of blood me out this day from the face of of all that dwell therein. himself shall slay the murderer: the earth; and from thy face shall

1 John ill, 15. Whosoever hateth when he meoteth him, he shall slay I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive him. But if he thrust him of and a vagabond in the earth: and his brother is a murderer; and yo hatred, or hurl at him by laying it shall come to pass, that every know that no murderer hath eter.

nal lifo abiding in him. of wait, that he die; Or in enmity one that findeth me shall slay mo. sinite him with his hand, that he And Lamech said unto his wives, die: he that smote him shall Adah and Zillah, hear my voice; MALICE TIE Cause or MURDER. surely be put to death; for he is a ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto

Gen. xxvii, 41, 42. And Esau murderer: the revenger of blood my speech: for I have slain a man

hated Jacob because of the blesssball slay the murderer when he to my wounding, and a young ing where with his father blessed meeteth him. Moreover, ye shall man to my hurt: If Cain shall be him: and Esau said in his heart, take no satisfaction for the life of avenged seven-fold, truly Lamech The days of mourning for my a murderer, which is guilty of seventy and seven-fold.

father are at hand: then will I slay death; but he shall surely be put 1 Kings xxi, 18, 19. Arise, go my brother Jacob. And these to death.

down to meet Alub king of Israel, words of Esau her elder son were Deut. xix, 11-13. But if a man

which is in Samaria: behold, he is told to Rebekah. And she sent hate his neighbour, and lie in wait he is gone down to possess it. and said unto him, Behold, thy

in the vineyard of Naboth, whither and called Jacob her younger son, for him, and rise up against him, And thou shalt speak unto him, brother Esau, as touching thee, and smite him mortally that he saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast doth comfort' himself, purposing die, and fleeth into one of these thou killed, and also taken posses. to kill thee. cities; Then the elders of his city sion? And thou shalt speak unto shall send and fetch him thence him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, they saw him afar off, even before

Gen. xxxvii, 18-20. And when and deliver bim irto the hand of In the place where dogs licked the the avenger of blood, that he may blood of Naboth shall dogs lick spired against hun to slay him.

he came near unto them, they condie. Thine eye shall not pity him; but thou shalt put away the guilt thy blood, even thine.

And they said one to another, Be. of innocent blood from Israel, that 2 Kings xxiv, 3, 4. Surely at the hold, this dreamer cometh. Come

commandment of the LORD came it may go well with thee.

now therefore, and let us slay him, this upon Judah, to remove them and cast him into some pit; and Prov. xxvii, 17. A man that out of his sight. for the sins of we will see what will become of doeth violence to the blood of any Manasseh, according to all that he his dreams. person shall flee to the pit; let no did; And also for the innocent man stay him. blood that he shed (for be filled the son of Jesse liveth upon the

1 Sam. xx, 31-33. For as long as Jerusalem with innocent blood) ground, thou shalt not be estabINFLICTION OF Penalty.

which the LORD would not pardon. | lished, nor thy kingdom: where1 Kings 11, 31-33. And the king wait for their own blood; they me; for he shall surely die. Anil

Prov. I, 18, 19. And they lay kore now send and fetch him unto said unto him, Do as he hath said, lurk privily for their own lives. Jonathan

answered Saul his and tall upon him, and bury him; So are the ways of every one that father, and said unto him, Wherethat thou inayest take away the is greedy of gain; which taketh fore shall he be slaiu? what hath innocent blood which Joab shed from me, and from the house of away the life of the owuers there- he done? And Saul cast a javelin of.

at him, to smite him; whereby my father. And the LORD shall return his blood npon his own

Ezzk. vil, 23, 24. Make a chain; mined of his father to slay David.

Jonathan knew that it was deterhead, who fell upon two men more for the land is full of bloody crimes,

1 Kings xviii, 9, 14, And he said, righteous and better than he, and and the city is full of violence. slew them with the sword, my Wherefore I will bring the worst What have I sinued, that thou father David not knowing thereof, of the heathen, and they shall pos- woul lest deliver thy servant into to wit, Abner the son of Ner, cap- sess their houses: I will also make the band of Ahab, to slay me? tuin of the bost of Israel, and the pomp of the strong to cease; And vow thou sayest, Go, tell thy Amasa the son of Jether, captain and their holy places shall be do- lord, Behold, Elijah is here: and he of the host of Judah. Their blood fled.

shall slay me. shall therefore return upon the Ezek. xxiv, 7, 8. For her blood 2 Kings vi, 31. Then he said, head of Joab, and upon the head is in the midst of her, she set it God do so and more also to me, of his seed for ever: but upon upon the top of a rock; she poured if the head of Elisha the son of David, and upon his seed, and it not upon the ground, to cover it Shaphat shall stand on him this upon his house, and upon his with dust: That it might cause day. throne shall there be peace for fury to come up to take ven. Esther ill, 9. If it please the king, ever from the 1.0R).

eance; I have set her blood upon / let it be written that they may be

destroyed; and I will pay ten thon-1. Erod. 1, 17-21. But the midwives | not drawn in the yoke: And the Band talents of silver to the hands feared God, and did not as the elders of that city sball bring of those that have the charge of king of Egypt commanded them, down the heifer into a rough the business, to bring it into the bot saved the men-children alive. valley, which is neither eared nor king's treasuries,

And the king of Egypt called for sown, and shall strike off the Job xxiv, 14. The murderer rising the midwives, and said unto them, heifer's neck there in the valles: with the light killeth the poor and Why have ye done this thing, and And the priests the suns of Levi

have saved the needy, and in the night is as a

men-children shall come near, (for them the thief,

alive? And the midwives said LORD thy God hath chosen to

unto Pharaoh, Because the minister unto him, and to bless P3. X, 8, 10. No sitteth in the Hebrew women are not as the in the name of the Lord:) and by lurking-places of the villages; in Egyptian women; for they are their word shall every controversy the secret places doth he murder lively, and are delivered ere the and every stroke be tried, And the innocent: his eyes are pri- midwives come in unto them, all the elders of that city', that are vily set against the poor. He Therefore God dealt well with next onto the slain man, shall croucheth, and humbleth himself, the midwives: and the people wash their hands over the beifer that the poor may fall by his multiplied, and waxed very that is beheaded in the valley: strong ones.

mighty. And it came to pass, And they shall answer and say, P3. xxxi, 13. For I have heard because the midwives feared God, Our hands have not shed this the slander of many; fear was on that he made them houses.

blood, neither bave our eyes seen every side: while they took coun

it. Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy sel together against me. they de- than, Saul's son, delighted much deemed, and lay not innocent

1 Sam. xix, 2, 11. 12. But Jona- people Israel, whom thou hast revised to take away my life.

in David; and Jonathan told David, blood unto thy people of Israel's Jer. xxii, 17. But thine eyes and saying. Saul my father seeketh

charge. And the blood shall be thine heart are not but for thy to kill thee: now therefore, I pray

forgiven them. So shalt thou put covetousness, and for to shed in thee, take heed to thyself until away the quilt of innocent blood nocent blood, and for oppression, the morning, and abide in a secret from among you, when thou shalt and for violence, to do it. place, and hid thyself. Saul also

do that which is right in the sight sent messengers unto David's of the Lord. Jer. xl, 13-16. Moreover, Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the house, to watch him, and to slay

him in the morning and Michal, captains of the forces that were | David's wise, told him, saying, If

2.-MANSLAUGHTER. in the fields, came to Gedaliah to

thon save not thy life to-night, Num. XXXV, 10, 11, 22-25. Speak Mizpah, And said unto him, Dost

to-morrow thou shalt be slain. So unto the children of Israel, and thon certaiuly know that Baalis

Michal let David down through say unto them, When ye be come the king of the Ammonites hath sent Ishmael the son of Nethaniah

2 window: and he went, and fled, over Jordan into the land of and escaped.

Canaan, Then ye shall appoint to slay thee? But Gedaliah the son of Ahikam believed them not. 1 Sam, xxii. 20. And one of the you cities to be cities of refuge Then Johanan the son of Kareah sons of Abimelech the son of for you; that the slayer may flee spike to Gedalialı in Mizpah Abitub, named Abiathar, escaped, at unawares. But if he thrust him

thither, wbich killeth any person secretly, saying, Let me go, I pray and fled after David.

suddenly without enmity, or have thee, and I will slay Ishmael the

2 Kings vi, 32, 33. But Elisha cast upon him any thing without son of Nethaniah, and no man

sat in his house, and the elders laying of wait; Or with any stone, shall know it: wherefore should

sat with him; and the king sent a wherewith a man may die, seeing he slay thee, that all the Jews man from before him: but, ere the nim not, and cast it upon him, which are gathered unto thee messenger came to him, he said that he die, and was not his should be scattered, and the to the elders, See ye how this son enemy, neither sought his harm: remnant in Judah perish? But

of a murderer bath sent to take Then the congregation shall judge Gedaliah the son of Abikam said

away mine head? Look, when between the slayer and the reunto Johanan the son of Kareah, the messenger cometh, shut the venger of blood, according to

Thou shalt not do this thing; for door, and hold him fast at the these judgments: And the conthou speakest falsely of Ishmael.

door: is not the sound of his gregation shall deliver the slayer Hosea v. 2. And the revolters master's feet behind himn? And, out of the hand of the revenger of are profound to make slaughter, while he yet talked with them, blood, and the congregation shall though I have been a rebuker of behold, the messenger came down restore him to the city of his them all.

unto him: and he said, Behold, refuge, whither he was fled: and John xii, 10. But the chief priests should I wait for the Lord any of the high priest, which was

this evil is of the Lord; what he shall abide in it into the death consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death. longer.

anointed with the holy oil.

Deut. xix, 4-6. And this is the MURDERS PREVENTED AND

INQUEST.

case of the slayer which shail Deut. xxi, 1-9. If one be found flee thither, that he may live: DEPRECATED.

slain in the land which the LORD Whoso killeth his neighbour Gen. xxvii, 43-45. Now there thy God giveth thee to possess it, ignorantly, whom he hated not in fore, my son, obey my voice; and lying in the field, and it be not time past; As when a man goeth arise, flee thou to Laban my known who hath slain bim; Then into the wood with his neighbour brother, to laran; And tarry thy elders and thy judges shall to hew wood, and his hand fetchwith him a few days, until thy coine forth, and they shall meas eth a stroke with the axe to cut brother's fury tum away; Until ure unto the cities which are down the tree, and the head slipthy brother's anger turn away round about him that is slain: peth from the helve, and lighteth from thee, and be forget that And it shall be, that the city which upon his neighbour, that he dle; which thou hast done to him: then is next unto the slain man, even

he shall flee unto one of those I will send and fetch thee from the elders of that city shall take cities, and live: Lest the avenger thence: why should I be deprived an heifer, which hath not been l of the blood pursue the slayer, also of you both in one day? wrought with, and which hath while his heart is hot, and over

one

take him, because the way is long, | death of the nigh priest: but after

CASE OF MOSES. and slay him; whereas he was not the death of the high priest the

Erod. ii, 11-14. And it came to worthy of death, inasimuch as he slayer shall return into the land pass in those days, when Moses hated him not in time past. of his possession. And ye shall

was grown, that he went out untake no satisfaction for him that

to his brethren, and looked on CITIES OF REFUGE is fled to the city of his refuge, their burdens: and he spied an

that he should come again to Egyptian smiting an llebrew, one APPOINTED.

dwell in the land, until the death of his bretliren. And he looked Num. XXXV, 12-15. And they l of the priest.

this way and that way, and when shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the man Josh. xx, 4-6. And when he that he saw that there was no man, he slayer die not, until he stand be- doth tlee unto one of those cities slew the Egyptian, and hid him fore the congregation in judgment. I shall stand at the entering of the in the sand. And when he went And of these cities which ye shall gate of the city, and shall declare out the second day, behold, two

men of the Hebrews strove togive, six cities shall ye have for his canse in the ears of the elders refuge. Ye shall give three cities of that city, they shall take him gether: and he said to him that on this side Jordan, and three into the city unto them, and give did the wrong. Wherefore smitest

And he said, cities shall ye give in the land of him a place, that he may dwell thou thy fellow? Canaan, which shall be cities of among them. And if the avenger Who made thee a prince and a refuge. These six cities shall be of blood pursue after him, then judge over us? Intendest thou to a refuge, both for tho children of they shall not deliver the 'slayer kill me, as thou killedst the

And Moses feared, Israel, and for the stranger, and up into his haud; because he Egyptian? for the sojourner among them; smote his neighbour unwittingly, and said, Surely this thing is

known. that every one that killeth any and hated him not beforetime. person unawares may flee thither. And he shall dwell in that city, Acts vil, 25, 29. For he supposed

until he stand before the congre- his brethren would have underDeut. iv, 41, 42. Then Moses gation for judgment, and until stood how that God by his hand severed three cities on this side the death of the high priest that would deliver them; but they Jordan, toward the sun - rising; shall be in those days: then shall understood

not.

Then fled That the slayer might fee thither, the slayer return, and come unto Moses at this saying, and was a which should kill his neighbour bis own city, and unto his own stranger in the land of Midian, unawares, and hated him not in

house, unto the city from whence where he begat two sons. times past; and that, fleeing unto he fled. of these cities, he might

II. live.

LAW WITH REGARD TO LAWS GUARDING Josh. xx, 2, 3, 7--9. Speak to the children of Israel, saying, Ap

ASSAULT.

PROPERTY. point out for you cities of refuge, Exod. xxi. 15. 18--27. And he 1.-THEFT FORBIDDEN whereof I spake unto you by tho that smiteth his father or his hand of Moses; That the slayer mother shall surely be put to steal.

Deut. v, 19. Neither shalt thou that killeth any person unawares, death. And if men strive toand unwittingly, may flee thither: gether, and one smite another

Prov. xxi, 7. The robbery of the and they shall be your refuge with a stone, or with his fist, and

wicked shall destroy them; befrom the avenger of blood. And he die not, but keepeth his bed;

cause they refuse to do judgthey appointed Kedesh in Galilee If he rise again, and walk abroad

ment. in mount Napbtali, and Shechem upon his staff, then shall he that

Isa. 1xi, 8. For I the LORD love in mount Ephraim, and Kirjath-smote him be quit: only he shall judgment, I hate robbery for arba, which is Hebron, in the pay for the loss of his time, and burnt-offeriug; and I will direet mountain of Judah. And on the shall cause him to be thoroughly their work in truth, and I will other side Jordan, by Jericho healed. And if a man smite his make an everlasting covenant eastward, they assigned Bezer in servant, or bis maid, with a rod, with them. the wilderness upon the plain out and he die under his hand; he shall 1 Thess. iv, 6. That no man go of the tribe of Reuben, and Ra- be surely punished. Notwith-beyond and defraud his brother moth in Gilead out of the tribe standing, if he continue a day or in any matter; because that the of Gad, and Golan in Bashan out two, he shall not be punished: for Lord is the avenger of all snch, as of the tribe of Manasseb. These he is his money. ii men strive, we also have forewarned you, and were the cities appointed for all and hurt a woman with child, so testified. the children of Israel, and for the that her fruit depart from her,

INSTANCES. stranger that sojourneth among and yet no mischief follow: he them, that whosoever killeth any shall be surely punislied according Shechen sei liers in wait for him

Judges ix, 25. And the men of person at unawares might flee as the woman's husband will lay thither, and not die by the hand upon him; and he shall pay as the in the top of the mountains, and of the avenger of blood, until he judges determine.. And if any they robbed all that came along stood before the congregation mischief follow, then thou shalt that way by them; and it was told

Abimelech.
give life for life, Eye for eye,
REGULATIONS IN THEM.
tooth for tooth, hand for hand,

Ps. cxix, 61. The bands of the Num. XXXV, 26-28, 32. But if the foot for foot, Burning for burning,

wound for wound, stripe for wicked have robbed me: but I slayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of stripe. And if a man smite the have not forgotten thy law. his refuge, whither he was sled; eye of his servant, or the eye of Daniel xi, 14. And in those times And the revenger of blood find his maid, that it perish; he shall there shall many stand up against him without the borders of the

let him go free for his eye's sake. the king of the south: also the city of his refuge, and the re

And if he smite out his man-ser- robbers of thy people shall exalt venger of blood kill the slayer; he

vant's tooth, or his maid-servant's themselves to establish the vision; shall not be guilty of blood: 'Be-tooth; he shall let him go free for but they shall fall.

bis tooth's sake. cause he should have remained in

Hosea vii, 1. When I would the city of his rofuge until the l(see under ANIMALS, Page 35.)' have healed Israel, then the ini

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quity of Ephraim was discovered, Prov. vi, 80, 31. Men do not deg. Phil. il, 4. Look not every man Du the wickedness of Samaria: pise a thief, if he steal to satisfy on his own things, but every man for they commit falsehood; and his soul when he is hungry: But also on the things of others. the thief cometh in, and the troopi he be found, he shall restore of robbers spoileth without. seven-fold; he shall give all the

1 Tim. vi, 9, 10. But they that

will be rich fall into temptation. Luke xii, 89. And this know, substance of his house.

and a snare, and into many toolish that if the goodman of the houso

and hurtful lusty, which dronn had known what hour the thief

Judges, xvii, 2, 3. And he men in destruction and perdition. would come, he would have | (Micali) said unto his mother. The For the love of money is the root watched, and not have suffered eleven hundred shekels of silver of all evil; which while some cohis house to be broken through.

that were taken from thee, about veted after, they have erred from 1 Core vi, 8. Nay ve do wron which thou cursedst, and spakest the faith, and pierced themselves and defraud, and that your breth-of also in mine ears, behold, the through with many sorrows. ren.

silver is with me; I took it. And Jude, 11. Woe unto thom! for PENALTIES.

his mother sail, Blessed be thou they have gone in the way of Cain, Exod. xxii, 1, 2, 4, 7-9. If a man of the LORD, my son. And when

and ran greedily after the error of shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and he had restored the eleven hun- Balaam for reward, and perished kill it, or sell it;' he shall restore dred shekels of silver to his mother, in the gainsaying of Core. five oxen for an ox, and four sheep his mother said, I had wholly defor a sheep. If a thief be found dicated the silver unto the LORD

COVETOUSNESS OFTEN SEEX AXD breaking up, and be smitten that from my hand for my son, to make

CONDEMNED. he die, there shall no blood be shed a graven image, and a molten for him. If the theft be certainly image: now therefore I will restore 1 Kings xxi, 1, 2, 15. 16. And it found in his hand alive, whether it it unto thee.

came to pass after these things, be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shall

Job xx, 10, 18. His children shall that Naboth the Jezreelite had a restore donble. deliver unto his neighbour money hands shall restore their goods. If a man shall seek to please the poor, and his vineyard, which was in Jezreel.

hard by the palace of Ahab king of or stuff to keep, and it be stolen That which he laboured for shall

Samaria. And Abab spake unto out of the man's house; if the thief he restore, and shall not swallow Naboth, saying. Give me thy vinebe found, let him pay double... Il it down: according to his substance yard, that I may have it for a the thiet be not found, then the shall the restitution be, and he garden of herbs, because it is near master of the house shall be shall not rejoice therein.

unto my house: and I will give brought unto the judges, to see

thee for it a botter vineyard than

Luke xix, 8. And Zaccheusit; or, if it seem good to thee, I whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. For stood, and said unto the Lord, Ber will give thee the worth of it in All manner of trespass, whether it hold, Lord, the hall of my goods I

money. And it came to pass, be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for five to the poor; and if I have when Jezebel heard that Naboth raiment, or for any manner of lost taken any thing from any man by

was stoned, and was dead, that thing, which another challengeth fulser accusation, I restore him Jezebel said to Ahab, Arisé, take t) be his, the cause of both parties

possession of the vineyard of Nashall come before the judges; and

both the Jezrelite, which he re

CARELESSNESS IN KEEPING whom the juriges shall condemn,

fused to give thee for money: for He shall pay doublo unto his

ANIMALS,

Naboth is not alive, but dead, And neighbour.

(See under ANIMALS, p. 35.)

it came to puss, when Abab heard

that Na Lev. vi, 2-5. If a soul sin, and

was dead, that Ahab commit a trespass against the 2-COVETOUSNESS DE rose up to go down to the vineLORD, and lie unto his neighbour; SCRIBED AND FORBIDDEN.

yard of Naboth the Jezreelite, to in that which was delivered him to

take possession of it.

Deut. v, 21. Neither shalt thou keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing desire thy neighbour's wife, nei

2 Chron. xvi, 10. Then Asa was taken away by violence, or hath ther shalt thou covet thy neigh-in a prison-bouse; for he was in a

wroth with the seer, and put him deceived his neighbour: Or have found that which was lost and dirth servant, or his maid-servant, his page with him becanse of this concerning it, and sweareth false

thing. And Asa oppressed some ox, or his ass, or any thing that is ly; in any of all these that a man thy neighbour's.

of the people the same time. doeth, sioning therein: Then it

Prov. xxii, 22. Rob not the poor, shall be, becauso he hath sinned,

Prov. xv, 27. He that is greedy and is guilty, that he shall restore of gain troubleth his own house: becanse he is poor; neither oppress that which he took violently away, but lie that hateth gifts shall live: the aillicted in the gate.

Isa. xxxii, 7. The instruments or the thing which he hath de Isa, Ivii, 17. For the iniquity of also of the churl are evil: he deceitfully gotten, or that which was his covetousness was I wroth, visethi wicked devices to destruy delivered him to keep, or the lost and sinote him: I hid me, and was the poor with lying words, even thing which he found, Or all that wroth, and he went on frowardly when the needy speaketli rigbt. about which he hath sworn falsely; in the way of his heart. he shall even restore it in the

Lam. iii, 34-36. To crush under

Jer, li, 13. O thon that dwellest his feet all the prisoners of the principal, and shall add the fifth

upon many waters, abundant in earth. To turn ag de the right of part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in treasures, thine end is come, and

a man before the face of the inost the day of his trespass-offering. the measure of thy covetousness.

Higu, To subvert a man in his Num. v, 7. Then they shall con

Luke xli, 15. And he said unto cause, the LORD approveth not. fess thoir sin which they have them, Take heed, and beware of Amos viii, 4. Hear this, o ye done: and he shall recompense his covetousness: for a man's lite con- that swallow up tbe needy, even trespass with the principal thereof, sistetn not in the abundance of the to mako the poor of the land to and add unto it the fifth nart things which he possesseth. fail. thereof, and give it unto him 1 Cor. x, 24. Let no man seek Micah, iii, 9. Hear this, I pray against whom he hath trespassed. his own, but every man another's you, ye heads of the house of wealth.

Jacob, and princes of the house of

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