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king commanded Ebed-melech the brethren. And he departed, and And the chief captain answered, Ethiopian, saying, Take from went into another place.

With a great sum obtained I this hence thirty men with thee, and

Heb. xiii, 23. Know ye that our freedom. And Paul said, But I was take up Jeremiah the prophet out brother Timotby is sei at liberty; free-born. Then straightway they of the dungeon, before he die. So with whom, if he come shortly, departed from him which should Ebed-melech took the men with I will see you.

have examined him; and the chief him, and went into the house of

captain also was afraid, after ht the king under the treasury, and

SCOURGING.

knew that he was a Roman, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down if the wickéd man be worthy to

Deut. xxv, 2, 3. And it shall be, because he had bound him. by cords into the dungeon to be beaten, that the judge shall

ETALIATION Jeremiah. And Ebed-melech the Ethiopian said unto Jeremiah; beaten before his face, according cause him to lie down, and to be Lev. xxiv, 19. 20. And if a man

cause a blemish in his neighbour Put now these old cast clouts and

to his fault, by a certain number. rotten rage under thine arm holes

as he hath done, so shall it be under the cords. And Jeremiah Forty stripes Le may give him, done to bim; Breach for breacti did 80. So they drew up Jeremiah | and not exceed: lest, if lie should eye for eye, iooth for tooth: as be with cords, and took him up out ) exceed, and beat him above these hath caused a blemish in a man

with of the dungeon: and Jeremial re

many stripes, then thy so shall it be done to him again.

brother should feem vile unto mained in the court of the prison.

(Sec under ASSAULT, thee.

Page 337.) Jer. xxxix, 13, 14. So Nebuzar Vatth. x, 17. But beware of men adan the captain of the guard sent, for they will deliver you up to the

FINE. and Nebushasban, Rah-saris, and councils, and they will scourge

Exod. xxi, 30. If there be laid on Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, and all you in their synagogues. the king of Babylon's princes: Acts xxii, 19. And I said, Lord, give for the ransom of his life

him a sum of money, then he shall Even they sent, and took Jeremiah | they know that I imprisoned and out of the court of the prison, and beat in every synagogue them

whatsoever is laid upon him. committed him unto Gedaliah the that believed on thee. son of Ahikam, the son of Shaphan,

CAPITAL PUNISHMENTS

2 Cor. xi, 24, 25. Of the Jews that he should carry him home: five times received I forty stripes

AMONG THE JEWS. so he dwelt among the people. save one. Thrice was I beaten

STONING. Jer. lii, 31-33. And it came to

with rods, once was I stoned, Lev. xxiv, 14. Bring forth him

thrice pass, in the seven and thirtieth

I suffered shipwreck, a that hath' cursed without the year of the captivity of Jehoiachin night and a day I have been in camp: and let all that heard him king of Judah, in the twelfth the deep.

lay their hands upon his head, inonth, in the five and twentieth

and let all the congregation stond day of the month, that Evil-mero PRIVILEGE OF A ROMAN CITIZEN. him. dach king of Babylon, in the first Acts xvi. 35-40. And when it John vill, 7. So, when they conyear of his reign, lifted up the was day, the magistrates sent the tinued asking him, he lifted mp head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, serjeanis, saying, Let those men himself, and said unto them. He and brought him forth out of go. And the keeper of the prison that is without sin among you, prison, And spake kindly unto told this saying to Paul, The let him first cast a stone at her. him, and set his throne above the magistrates have sent to let you Acts vii, 59. And they stoned throne of the kings that were with go: now therefore depart, and gu | Stephen, calling upon God, and him in Babylon, And changed in peace. But Paul said unto , saying, Lord Jesus, receive my his prison-garments; and he did them, They have beaten us openly spirit. coutinually eat bread before him uncondemned, being Romans, and

THE SWORD. all the days of his life. have cast us into prison; and now

2 Sam. 1, 15. And David called Acts xil, 7, 11, 15--17. And, beo do they thrust us out privily? nay

one of the young men, and said, hold, the angel of the Lord came verily; but let them come themselves and fetch us out.

Go near, and fall upon him. And upon him, and a light shined in

And

he smote him that he died. the prison; and he smote Peter on

the serjeants told these words
unto the magistrates: and they

2 Sam. iv, 10. When one told the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly, And his feared, when they heard that they me, saying, Rehold, Saul is dead, chains fell off from his hands.

were Romans. And they came (thinking to have brought good And when Peter was como to and besought them, and brought tidings.) I took hold of him, and himself, he said, Now I know of a them out, and desired them to de- slew him in Ziklag, who thought surety, that the Lord hath sent part out of the city. And they that I would have given hin his angel, and hath delivered me went out of the prison, and en- reward for his tidings. out of the hand of Herod, and tered into the house of Lydia: and 1 Kings ii, 25, 46. And king from all the expectation of the

when they had seen the brethren, Solomon sent by the hand of people of the Jews. And they they comforted them, and de- Benaiah the son of Jehoiada; and said unto her, Thou art mad. But parted.

he fell upon him that he died. So she constantly affirmed that it Acts xxii, 25--29. And as they the king commanded Benaiah was even 80. Then said they, bound bim with thongs, Paul said the son of Jehoiada; which went It is his angel. But Peter cou unto the centurion that stood by, out, and fell upon him, that lie tinued knocking: and when they Is it lawful for you to scourge a died: and the kingdom was estabhad opened the door, and saw him, man that is a Roman, and uncon- Ushed in the haud of Solomon. they were astonished. But he demned? When the centurion Ps. cvi, 29-31. Thus they probeckoning unto them with the heard that, he went and told the voked him to anger with their hand to liold their peace, declared chief captain, saying, Take heed inventions; and the plague brake unto them how the Lord had what thou doest: for this man is in upon them.

Then stood up brought him out of the prison. a Roman. Then the chief captain Phinehas,and executed judgment; And he said, Go sbew these came, and said unto him, Tell me, and 80 the plague was stayed. things unto James, and to the art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. I And that was counted unto bim

for righteousness unto all genera-, fore the king, Behold aiso the ple, nation, and language, which tions for evermore.

gallows, fifty cubits high, which speak any thing amiss against tho

Haman had made for Mordecai, God of Shadrach, Meshach, and POSTRUMOUS DISGRACE. who had spoken good for the Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, Deut. xxi. 22. 23. And if a man

king, standeth in the house of and their houses shall be made have committed a sin worthy of Haman. Then the king said, a dunghill; because there is no death, and he be to be put to Hang bim thereon. So they other God that can deliver after death, and thou hang him on a hanged Haman on the gallows this sort. Then the king pro. tree: His body shall not remain that he had prepared for Morde- moted Shadrach, Meshacli, and all night upon the tree, but thou cai. Thon was the king's wrath Abed-nego, in the province of shalt in any wise bury him that pacified.

Babylon. day; (for he that is hanged is Esther ix, 13, 14. Then said Esaccursed of God;) that thy land be ther, if it please the king, let it be

EXPOSURE TO WILD BEASTS. not defiled, which the LORD thy granted to the Jews which are Dan. vi, 16, 17. Then the king God giveth thee for an inherit in Shushan to do to-morrow also commanded,' and they brought ance.

according unto this day's decree, Daniel, and cast him into the den Josh. x, 26. 27. And afterward and let Haman's ten sons be of lions. Now the king spake, and Joshua smote them, and slew banged upon the gallows. And said unto Daniel, Thy God, whom them, and banged them on five the king commanded it so to be thou servest continually, he will

And a stone was trees: and they were hanging up- done: and the decree was given at deliver thee. on the trees until the evening. Shushan; and they hanged Ha- brought, and laid upon the mouth And it came to pass, at the time man's ten sons.

of the den; and the king sealed it of the going down of the sun, that

with his own signet, and with the Joshua commanded, and they BURNING ALIVE IN A FURNACE.

signet of his lords, that the purtook them down off the trees, and

pose might not be changed concist them into the cave wherein Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and

Dan. ill. 19-26, 29, 30. Then was ceruing Daniel. they had been hid, and laid great the form of bis visage was changstones in the cave's mouth, which

CUTTING ASUNDER. ed against Shadrach, Meshach, remain until this very day. and Abed - nego: therefore he and said to the Chaldeans, The

Dan. ii, 5. The king answered Gal, ill, 13. Christ hath redeem-spake, and commanded that they thing is gone from me: if ye will ed us from the curse of the law, should beat the furnace one seven

not make known unto me tho being made a curse for us: for it times more than it was wont to be dream, with the interpretation is written, Cursed is every one heated. And he commanded the thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, that hangeth on a tree.

most mighty men that were in his and your houses shall be made ,

army to bind Shadrach, Mesbach, MODES AMONG OTHER and Abed-nego, and to cast them

dunghill. into the burning fiery furnace. Luke xii, 46 The lord of that NATIONS.

Therefore, because the king's servant will come in a day when HANGING.

commandment was urgent, and he looketh not for him, and at an 2 Sam. xxi, 8, 9. But the king the furnace exceeding hot, the hour when he is not aware, and

flame of the fire slew those men took the two song of Rizpah the

will cut him in sunder, and will daughter of Aiah, whom she bare that took up Shadrach, Meshach, appoint bim bis portion with the unto Saul, Armoni and Mephi- and Abed-nego. And these thiree unbelievers. bosheth, and the five song of

men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Heb. xi, 37. They were stoned, Michal' the daughter of Saul. Abed-nego, fell down bound into they were sawn asunder, were whom she brought up for Adriei the midst of the burning fiery tempted, wero slain with the the son of Barzillai the Meholathfurnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar

sword. ite: And he delivered them into the king was astonied, and rose the hands of the Gibeonites, and up in haste, and spake, and said

PUNISHMENT IN JUDEA they hanged them in the hill beunto his counsellors, Did not we

UNDER THE ROMANS. fore the Lord: and they fell au cast three men bound into the seven together, and were put to midst of the fire? They answered

DECAPITATION. death in the days of barvest, in and said unto the king, True, O Matth. xiv, 10. And he sent and the first days, in the beginning of king: He answered and said, Lo, beheaded John in prison barley-harvest.

I see four men loose, walking in Acts xil, 2. And be killed James,

the midst of the fire, and they the brother of John, with the Esther v, 14. Then said Zeresh have no hurt; and the form of the sword. his wife and all his friends into fourth is like the Son of God. hi'n Lota gallows be made of fif Then Nebuchadnezzar came near

CRUCIFIXIOX. cubits high, and to-morrow speak to the mouth of the burning fiery thou nnto the king that Mordecai furnace, and spake, and said, that they had 'mocked him, they

Matth. xxvii, 31, 32. And after may be hanged thereon; then go Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- took the robe off from bim, and thou in merrily with the king nego, ye servants of the most put his own raiment on him, and unto the banquet. And the thing high' God, come forth, and come led him away to crucify him. And pleased Haman; and he caused nither. Then Shadruch, Meshach, as they came out, they found a the gallows to be made.

and Abed-nego, came forth of the man of Cyrene, Simon by name: Esther vii, 9, 10. And Harbonah, midst of the fire. Therefore I him they compelled to bear his one of the chamberlains said be- make a decree. That every peo- cross.

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MAGISTRA TE S.

I.

bulon. And after him Abdon the served other gods, so do they also JUDGES OF ISRAEL.

son of Hillel, a Pirathonite, judged unto thee. Now therefore hearken

Israel. And he had torty sons and unto their voice: low beit yet proJudges ill, 9, 11, 15, 31. And thirty nephews, that rode on test solemnly unto them, and shew when the children of Israel cried threrscore and ten ass-colts: and them the manner of the king that unto the LORD, the Lord raised up he judged Israel eight years. shall reign over them. And Samuel & deliverer to the children of

told all the words of the LORD Israel, who delivered them, even

Judges xv, 20. And he (Samson) unto the people that asked of him Othniel the son of Kenaz, C'aleb's judged Israel in the days of the

a king. And he said, This will be younger brother. And the land Philistines twenty years.

the manner of the king that shall had rest forty years: and Othniel 1 Sam. iv, 18. ..... And he reign over you:

And be the son of Kenaz died. But when [Eli] had judged Israel forty will take your fields, and your the children of Israel cried unto years.

vineyards, and your oliveyards, the LORD, the Lord raised them

1 Sam. vii, 15–17. And Samuel them to h's servants.

even the best of them, and give up a deliverer, Ehud the son of

And he Gera, a Benjámite, a man left indged Israel all the days of liis will take the tenth of your seed, hauded: and ly him the children life. And he went from year 10

and of your vineyards, and give to of Israel sent a present unto Eglon year in circuit to Betbel, and Gil, his officers, and to his servants. the king of Moab. And after himal, and Mizpeh, and judged And he will take your men-serwas Shamgar the son of Anath, Israel in all those places. And his

vants, and your maid servants, and which slew of the Philistines six return was to Ramah; for there hundred men with an ox-goad: Israel; and there he built an altar work. We will take the tenth of was his house: and there he judged your asses, and put them to his

your goodliest young men, and and be also delivered Israel.

unto the LORD. Judges iv, 4. And Deborah, a

your sheep, and ye shall be his

1 Sam. viii, 1, 2. And it came to servants. And ye shall cry out in prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, pass, when Samuel was old, that that day because of your king she judged Israel at that time. he made his sons judges over which yo shall have chosen you,

Judges viii, 28...And the country Israel. Now the name of his first- and the Lord will not bear you in was in quietness forty years in the

born was Joel, and the name of that day. Nevertheless the people days of Gideon.

his second Abiah: they were judges refused to obey the voice of

in Beer-sheba. Judges X. 1-5. And after

Samuel; and they said, Nay; but Abimelech, there arose to defend

we will have a king over us; That Israel, Tola the son of Puah, the Acts xill, 20. And after that he

we also may be like all the nason of Dodo, a man of Issachar: gave unto them judges, about the

ticns; and that our king may judge and he dwelt in Shamir, in mount space of fonr hundred' and fifty us, and go out before us, and fight Ephraim. And he judged Israel years, until Samuel the prophet.

our battles. And Samuel heard twenty and three years, and died,

all the words of the people, and be and was buried in Shamir. And

II.

rehearsed them in the ears of the after him arose Jair, a Gileadite,

Lord. And the LORD said to

KINGS. and judged Israel twenty and two

Samuel, Hearken unto their voice, years. And he had thirty sons GOD REJECTED AS KING and make them a king.

And that rode on thirty ass-colts, and

BY THE NATION.

Samuel said unto the men of they had thirty cities, which are 1 Sam. viii 4-11, 14-22. Then au Israel, Go ye every man onto his called Havoth-fair unto this day, the elders of Israel gathered them

city. which are in the land of Gllead. selves together, and came to

1 Sam. x, 17-19. And Samuel And Jair died, and was buried in Samuel unto Ramah, And said called the people together unto Camon.

unto him, Behold, thou art old, the LORD to Mizpeb; And said Judges xil, 7-14. And Jephthah and thy sons walk not in thy unto the children of Israel, Thus judged Israel six years: then died ways: now make us a king to judge saith the LORD God of Israel, I Jephthah the Gileadite, and was us like all the nations. But the brought up Israel out of Egypt, buried in one of the cities of Gilead. thing displeased Samuel, when and delivered you out of the hand And after him Ibzan of Beth- they said, Give us a king to judge of the Egyptians, and out of the lehem judged Israel; And he had us. And Samuel prayed unto the hand of all kingdoms, and of them thirty sons, and thirty daughters, LORD. And the LORD said unto

that oppressed you: And ye bave whom he sent abroad, and took in Samuel, hearken unto the voice this day rejected your God, who thirty danghters froin abroad for of the people in all that they say

himself saved you out of all your his sons: and he judged Israel unto thee: for they have uot re

adversities and your tribulations, seven years. Then died Ibzan,jected thee, but they have rejected and ye have said unto him, Nay, and was buried at Beth-lehem. me, that I should not reign over

but set a king over us. Now thereAnd after him Elon, a Zebulonite, them. According to all the works fore present yourselves before judged Israel: and he judged which they have done since the the LORD by your tribes, and by Israel ten years. And Elon the day that I brought them up out of your thousands. Zebulonite died, and was buried Egypt even unto this day, where 1 Sam. xii, 12, 13, 16, 18-20. And in Aijalon, in the country of Ze with they have forsaken me, and when ye saw that Natash, the

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king of the children of Ammon, 1 Sam. ix, 15-17. Now the LORD came against you, yo said untó had told Samuel in his ear a day POWER OF THE ARMY AND me, Nay; but a king shall reign before Saul came, saying, To-mor THE PEOPLE IN TIIE over us: when the LORD your God row, about this time, I will send ELECTION OF SAUL rcas your king. Now therefore thee a man out of the land of Ben

AND OTHERS. behold the king whom ye have jamin, and thou shalt anoint him chosen, and whom ye havo de- to be captain over my people Is

1 Sam. ix, 20, 21. And as for sired! and, behold, the LORD hath rael.

thine asses, that were lost three

And when Samuel set a king over you. Now there- saw Saul the Lord said unto him, I days ago, set not thy mind on fore stand and see this great thing, Behold the man whom I spake to them; for they are found. And which the Lord will do before thee

of! this same shall reign over rael? Is it not on thee, and on all

on whom is all the desire of Isyour eyes. So Samuel called un- my people.

And Saul to the LORD; and the LORD sent

thy father's house?

1 Sam. x, 21, 22. When he had answered and said, Am not I a thunder and rain that day, and caused the tribe of Benjamin to Benjamite, of the sinaliest of the all the people greatly feared the come near by their families, the tribes of Ísrael? and my family LORD and Samuel. And all the family of Matri was taken, and the least of all the families of the people said unto Samuel, Pray for Saul the son of Kish was taken: tribe of Benjamin? wherefore then thy servants unto the Lord thy and when they sought him, he speakest thou so to me? God, that we die not: for we have could not be found. Therefore added unto all our sins this evil, they enquired of the Lord further, Samuel to the people. Come, and

1 Sam. xi, 14, 15. Then said to ask us a king. And Samuel if the man should get come thi. let us go to Gilgal, and renew the said unto the people, Fear not:

ther. (ye have done all this wickedness, Behold, he hath hid himself among ple went to Gilgal; and there they

And the Lord answered, kingdom there. And all the peoyet turn not aside from following the stuff. the LORD, but serve the LORD with

made Saul king before the LORD all your heart.

in Gilgal; and there they sacri.

1 Sam. xv), 1.-3. And the LORD ficed sacrifices of peace-offerings Jer. xil, 21. What wilt thou sald unto Samuel, How long wilt before the LORD: and there Saul say, when he shall punish thee? thou mourn for Saul, seeing and all the men of Israel rejoiced (for thou hast taught them to be bave rejected him from reigning greatly.

over Israel? Fill thine horn with 1 Sam. xil, 1. And Samuel said captains, and as chief over thee;) oil, and go, I will send thee to unto all Israel, Beliold, I have shall not sorrows take thee, as a

Jesse the Beth-lebemite: for I hearkened unto your voice in all woman in travail ?

have provided me a king among that ye said unto me, and have Hos. viii, 4. They have set up his sons. And Samuel said, How made a king over you. kings, but not by me; they have

can I go? If Saul hear it, he will made princes, and I knew it not: kill me. of their silver and their gold have Take an heifer with thee, and say, be ye valiant: for your master Saul

And the LORD said, your bands be strengthened, and

2 Sam. 11, 7. Therefore now let they made them idols that they I am come to sacrifice to the is dead,and also the house of Judah may be cut off.

LORD. And call Jesse to the sac-have anointed Hos. xiii, 10, 11. I will be thy rifice, and I will show thee what

me king over

them. king: where is any other that may thou shalt do: and thou shalt save thee in all thy cities? and anoint unto me him whom I name

2 Sam. iii, 9-12, 17-20. So do thy judges, of whom thou saidst, unto thee.

God to Abner, and more also, Give me a king and princes? I

except, as the LORD hath sworn to gave thee a king in mine anger,

David, even so I do to him; To and took him away in my wrath.

1 Kings ii, 15. And he [Adoniah] translate the kingdom from the Matth. XX, 25-27. But Jesus said, Thou knowest thai the king house of Saul, and to set up the called them unto him, and said,

dom was mine, and that all Israel throne of David over Israel, and

set their faces Ye know that the princes of the should reign: howbeit the king- Beer-sheba.

on me, that I over Judah, from Dan even to

And he could not Gentiles exercise dominion over

answer Abner a word again; bethem, and they that are great dom is turned about, and is beexercise authority upon them.

come my brother's; for it was his cause he feared him. And Abner But it shall not be so among you:

sent messengers to David on his from the LORD.

behall, saying, Whose is the land? but whosoever will be great

saying also, Make thy league with among you, let him be your minister, And whosoever will be chief take thee, and thou shalt reign with thee, to bring about all

1 Kings xi, 37-40. And I will me, and, behold, my hand shall be among you, let him be your ser-according to all that thy soul de Israel unto thee. And Abner had vant.

sireth, and thou shalt be king communication with the elders of KINGS SOMETIMES CHOSEN thou wilt hearken into all that I over Israel. And it shall be, if Israel, saying, Ye sought for

David in times past to be king BY GOD.

command thee, and wilt walk in over you: Now then do it: for the Deut.xvii, 14, 15. When thou art my ways, and do that is right in LOKD hath spoken of David, saycome unto the land which the my sight, to keep my statutes and ing, By the hand of my servant LORD thy God giveth thee, and my commandments, as David my David I will save my people shalt

possess it, and shalt servant did, that I will be with Israel out of the hand of the dwell there, ilu obalt say, I will thee, and build thee a sure house, Philistines, and out of the band of set a king over me, like as all the as I built for David, and will give all their enemies. And Abner nations that are about me; Thou Israel unto thee. And I will for also spake in the ears of Benjamin: shalt in any wise set him king this afflict the seed of David, but and Abner went also to speak in over thee whom the LORD thy not for ever. Solomon sought the ears of David in Hebron all God shall choose: one from amoug therefore to kill Jeroboam: and that seemed good to Israel, and thy brethren shalt thou set king Jeroboam arose, and fled into that seemed good to the whole over thee: thou mayest not set a Egypt, unto Shishak king of house of Benjamin. So Abner stranger over thee which is not Egypt, and was in Egypt until the came to David to Hebron, and thy brother. death of Solomon.

twenty men with him; and David

Cis, a man of the tribe of Benja- of all the tribes of Israel:) How-Holy One, and saidst, I have laid

made Abner, and the men that throne of David my father, and people whom I have not knom who hath made me an house. ...

shall serve me. were with him, a feast.

As soon as they 2 Sam. V, 1, 2. Then came all the 1 Kings ix, 4, 5. And ifthou wilt hear of me, they shall obey me.

the stringers shall submit thentribes of Israel to David unto walk before me,as David thyfather

selves unto me. The strangers llebron, and spako. Saying, Be walked, in integrity heart, skull fade away, ani b afraid out hold, we are thy bone and thy and in uprightness, to do accord of their close places. Great deflesh. Also in time past, when ing to all that I have commandSaul was king over us, thou wasted thee, and will keep my statutes liverance giveth he to his king: he that leddest out and brought- and my judgmente; Then I will and sheweth mercy to his an. est in Israen: and the Lord said establish ihe throne of thy king-Jointed, to David, and to his seed

for overmore. thee, Thou shalt feed my peo- dom upon Israel for ever, as I

Ps. lxxviii, 70-72. He chose ple Israel, and thou shalt be a promised to David thy father, captain over Israel.

saying, There shall not fail thee a David al-o his servant, and twk 1 Chron. xi, 10. These also are man upon the throne of Israel. him from the sheep-tolds: From

following the ewes great with the chief of the mighty men whom 1 Kings xi, 12, 13, 32, 34 – 36. young he brought him to feed David had, who strengthened Notwithstanding in thy days I Jacob his people, and Israel his themselves with him in his king-will not do it for David thy father's inheritance. So he fed them acdom, and with all Israel, to make sake: but I will rend it out of the cording to the integrity of his him king, according to the word hand of thy son. Howbeit I will heart; and guided them by the of the Lord concerning Israel. not rend away all the kingdom; skilfulness of his hands. 1 Kings xii, 1. And Rehoboam but will give one tribe to thy son,

Ps. lxxxix, 3, 4, 19-22, 29. 38. 39. went to Shechem: for all Israel for David my servant's sake, and

I have made a covenant with my were come to Shechem to make for Jerusalem's sake, which I him king. have chosen.

chosen. I have worn unto David

(But he shall have Acts xiii, 21. And afterward ono tribe for my servant David's

my servant, Thy seed will I es.

tablish for ever, and build up thy they desired "a king: and God sake, and for Jerusalem's sake: throne to all generations. Selah.

I gave unto them Saul the son of the city wbi

The thou spakest in vision to thy beit I will not take the whole min, by the space of forty years.

kingdom out of his hand: but i belp upon one that is mighty; I DAVID.

will make him prince all the days have exalted one chosen out of the

of his life for David my servant's people. I have found David my David the son of Jesse reigned kept my commandments and my hand shall be established; mide 1 Chron. xxix, 26 – 28. Thus sake, whom I chose, because he servant; with my holy oil have I

anointed him: With whom my over all Israel. And the timo statutes; But I will take the king; that he reigned over Israel was dom out of his son's band, and

arm also shall strengthen him. forty years; seven years reigned will give it unto thee, even the

The enemy shall not exact upon he in Hebron, and thirty and ten tribes. And unto his son will afllict him. His seed also will i

him; nor the son of wickedness three years reigned he in Jerusa- I give one tribe, that David my make to endure for ever, and his lem. And he died in a good old servant may have a light alway throne as the days of heaven. But age, full of days, riches, and

before me in Jerusalem, the city honour; and Solomon his son which I have chosen me to put thou hast been wroth with thine

thou hast cast off and abhorred, reigned in his stead. my name there.

anointed. Thou hast made Foid

1 Kings xv 4. Nevertheless, for the covenant of thy servant; thou Acts xlli, 22. And when he hall | David's sake did the Lord his God hast profaned his crown by cat removed him, he raised up unto give him a lamp in Jerusalem, to ing it to the ground, thern David to be their king; to set up his son after him, and to whom also he gave testimony, and establish Jerusalemn.

Ps. cxxxii, 11, 12, 17, 18. The

LORD hath sworn in truth unto said, I have found David the son

2 Kings viii, 19. Yet the LORD David, he will not turn from it; of Jesse, a man after mine own

would not destroy Julah for of the fruit of thiy body will I set heart, which shall fulfill all my David his servant's sake, as he upon thy throne. If thy children will,

promised him to give him alway will keep my covenant and my

a light, and to his children. COVENANT MADE WITI DAVID.

testimony that I shall teach them,

1 Chron, xxviii, 7. Moreover, I their children shall also sit upon 2 Sam. V, 12. And David per- will establish bis kingdom for thy throne for evermore. There ceived that the LORD had estabever, if he be constant to do my

will I make the born of David to li-hed him king over Israel, and that he bad exalted his kingdom commandments; and my juug- bud: I have ordained a lamp för

mine anointed. His enemies will for bis people Israel's sake.

2 Chron. vii, 17. And as for thee,

I clothe with shame; but upon 2 Sam. vi, 12, 13. And it was if thou wilt walk before ine, as

himself shall his crown flourish. told king David, suying, The LORD hath blessed the house of according to all that I have comDavid thy father walked, and do

ISH-BOSHETI. Obed-edom, and all that pertain-manded thee, and shalt observo 2 Sam. ii, 8-10. But Abner the eth unto him, because of the ark

my statutes and my judgments. son of Ner, captain of Saul's host, of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from

2 Chron. xxi, 7. Howbeit the

took Ish-bosheth the son of Saul, the house of Obed-pilom into the LORD would not 'destroy the house and brought himoverto Mahanaim;

And he made him king over city of David with gludness. And

of David, because of the covenant it was so, that, when they that that he had made with David, and Gilead, and over the Ashurites, bare the ark of the Lord had as be promised to give

a light to and over Jezreel, and over Epb.

raim, and over Benjamin, and over gone six paces, he sacrificed oxen him, and to his sons for ever.

all Israel. Ish-bosheth, Sanl's and fatlings.

P8. xviii, 43-45, 50. Thon hast son, was forty years old when he 1 Kings il, 24. Now therefore, delivered me from the strivings of began to reign over Israel, and as the LORD Ilveth, which bath the people; and thou hast made reigned two years: but the house established me, and set me on the me the head of the heathen: al of Judah followed David,

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