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end, behold, there came four, of the earth, and brass is molten 2 Chron. fi, 7. Send me now chariots out from between two out of the stone.

therefore a man cunning to work mountains; and the mountains

Ps. if, 9. Thou shalt break them in gold, and in silver, and in brass, were mountains of brass. with a rod of iron. ....

and in iron. ... Prov. xxvii, 17. Iron sharpenethi

Ezek. xxii, 20. As they gather THE EMBLEM OF STRENGTH.

iron; so a man sharpeneth the silver, and brass, and iron, and JOO vi, 12. 13 my strength the countenance of his friend.

lead, and tin, into the midst of the strength of stones? or is my flesh

Eccles. x, 10. If the iron be furnace, to blow the fire upon it, of brass. blunt, and he do not whet the

to melt it; so will I gather you in P3.cvii, 16. For he hath broken edge, then must he put to more

mine anger and in my fury, and I the gates of brass, and cut the strength: but wisdom is profitable will leave you there, and melt you. bars of iron in sunder.

to direct. 182. xlv, 2. .... I will break Jer. xv, 12. Shall iron break the 'the pride of your power; and I

Lev. XXVI, 19. And I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and northern iron and the steel?

will make your heaven as iron, cut in sunder the bars of iron, Jer. xvii, 1. The sin of Judah and your earth as brass.

is written with a pen of iron, and Jer. I, 18. For, behold, I have

Deut. xxxiii, 25. Thy shoes shall made thee this day a defenced with the point of a diamond.

be iron and brass; an'l as thy days, city, and an iron pillar, and brusen

Ezek. iv, 3. Moreover, take thon so shall thy strength be. walls against the whole land. ... unto thee an iron pan, and set it

Isa. xlvill, 4. Because I knew for a wall of iron between thee that thou art obstinate, and thy Jer. xv, 20. And I will make and the city; and set thy face neck is an iron sinew, and thy thee unto this people a fenced against it, and it shall be besieged, brow brass. brasen wall: and they shall fight and thou shalt lay siege against against thee, but they shall not it. This shall be a sign to the prevail against thee. ...

COPPER. house of Israel. Micah iv, 13. Arise and thresh,

Ezra vill, 27. Also twenty basong

Ezek. xxvii, 19. Dan also and of gold of a thousand drams, and o daughter of Zion: for I wil Javan, going to and fro, occupied two vessels of fine copper, precious make thine horn iron, and I will in thy fairs; bright iron, cassia, as gold. make thy hoofs brass. and calamus, were in thy market.

LEAD
IRON

THE EMBLEM OF HARDNESS. Num. xxxi, 22. Only the gold, Deut. iil, 11. For only O: king

Deut. iv, 20. But the Lord hath and the silver, the brass, the iron, of Bashan remained of the rem

taken you, and brought you forth the tin, and the lead. nant of glants; behold, his bed.

out of the iron furnace, even out Job xix, 24. That they were stead was a bedstead of iron: is it of Egypt, to be unto him a people graven with an iron pen, and lead not in Rabbath of the children of of inheritance, as ye are this day. in the rock for ever. Ammop? nine cubits was the 2 Sam. xxiii, 7. But the man Jer. vi, 29. The bellows are length thereof, and four cnbits the that shall touch them must be burnt, the lead is consuned of the breadth of it, after the cubit of a fenced with iron and the staff of a fire, the founder melteth in vain; man. spear.

for the wicked are not plucked Deut. vill, 9. A land whose

Jer. I, 18. For, behold, I have away. stones are fron, and out of whose made thee this day a defenced Ezek. xxii, 18. Son of man, the hills thou mayest dig brass.

city, and an iron pillar, and brasen house of Israel is to me become Josh. viii, 31. As Moses, the ser- walls against the whole land. ... dross: all they are brass, and tin, vant of the LORD, commanded the Amos 1, 3. Thus saith the Lord; and iron, and lead, in the midst of children of Israel, as it is written For three transgressions of Da- the furnace; they are even the in the book of the law of Moses, mascus, and for four, I will not dross of silver. an altar of whole stones, over turn away the punishment thereot;

TIN. which no man hath lift up any because they have threshed Gilead iron. with threshing instruments of

Isa. I, 25. And I will turn my 2 Sam. xil, 31. And he bronght iron.

hand upon thee, and purely purge forth the people that were therein,

away thy drose, and take away all

BRASS AND IRON OFTEN and put them under saws, and under harrows of iron, and under

CONNECTED.

Ezek. xxvii, 12. Tarshish was axes of iron, and made them pass Num. XXXI, 22. Only the gold, thy merchant by reason of the through the brick-kiln. ... and the silver, the brass, the iron,

multitude of all kind of riches;

with silver, iron, tin, and lead, they 1 Kings vi, 7. And the house, the tin, and the lead.

traded in thy fairs. when it was in building, was built Joshua xxii, 8. And he spake of stone made ready before it was unto them, saying, Return with

MINERALS. brought thither: so that there was much riches unto your tents, and

Deut. xxxiii. 15. And for the Deither hammer, nor axe, nor any with very much cattle, with silver, tool of iron heard in the house and with gold, and with brass, and chief things of the ancient moun. while it was in building.

with iron, and with very much tains, and for the precious things 1 Chron. xxix, 2. Now, I have enemies with your brethren. raiment: divide the spoil of your of the lasting bills.

Judges iii, 26. And Ehud esprepared with all my might for the house of my God, the gold for

1 Chron. xxii, 14. Now, behold, caped while they tarried, and things to be made of gold, and the l in my trouble I have prepared for passed beyond the quarries, and silver for things of silver, and the the house of the Lord an hundred escaped unto Seirath.

Job xxviii, 5, 6. As for the earth brass for things of brass, 'the iron thousand talents of gold, and a

thousand thousand talents of out of it cometh bread: and under for things of iron, and wood for silver, and of br.iss and iron with it is turned up as it were fire. The things of wood.

out weight; (for it is in abun- stones of it are the place of sapJob xxviii, 2. Iron is taken out | dance.)

phires: and it bath dust of gold.

thy tin.

141. xxxiii. 12. And the people garnished with all manner of pre Ezek. xxvii, 13, Thou hast ben eball be as the burnings of lime; cious stones. The first foundation in Eden the garden of God; every as thorns cut up shall they be was jasper; the secund, sapphire; precious stone was thy covering, burned in the fire.

the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, the sardius, topaz, and the dia. an emerald.

mond, the beryl, the onyx, and SALT.

the jasper, the sapphire, the Judges ix, 45. And Abimelech PRECIOUS STONES MENTIONED emerald, and the carbuncle, and fought against the city all that

gold.

IX CONNECTION WITH AARON'S day; and he took the city, and

BREASTPLATE, AND THE GATES slew the people that was therein,

EMERALD AND SARDISE.

OF THE NEW JERUSALEM. and beat down the city, and sowed

Ezek. xxvii, 16. Syria was thy it with salt.

merchant by reason of the multiMark ix, 49, 50. For every one

Exod. xxviii, 17-20. And thou tude of the wares of thy making shall be salted with fire, and every shalt set in it settings of stones, they occupiedi in thy fairs viib sacrifice shall be salted with salt. eren four rows of stones: the first emeralds, purple, and broidered Salt is good: but if the salt have row shall be a sardius, a topaz work, and fine linen, and coral, lost his saltness, wherewith will ye and a carbuncle: this shall be the and agate.

And the second row season it? Have salt in yourselves, first row.

Rer. iv, 3. And he that sat was and have peace one with another. shall be an emerald, a sapphire, to look upon like a jasper and a

sardine stone. Luke xiv, 34, 35. Salt és good; and a diamond. And the third row but if the salt have lost his savour, thyst. And ihe fourth row a a ligure, an agate, and an ame

JACINTE. It is neither fit for the land, nor beryl, and an onyx, and a jasper;

Rev. ix, 17. And thus I saw the yet for the dunghill; but men cast they shall be set in gold in their horses in the vision, and them

inclosings. it out. He that hath ears to hear,

that sat on them, having breastlet him hear.

Rev. xxi, 19–21. And the foun-plates of fire, and of jacinth. ... dations of the wall of the city

JASPER.
JEWELS.
scere garnished with all mannerof

Rev. xxi, 11. Having the glory See under DRESS, Page 160, 161. precious stones. The first founda

2018 Jasper; the

of God: and her light is like

second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; unto a stone most precious, eren PRECIOUS STONES.

the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal. 1 Kings x, 2, 11. And she came to sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the Jerusalem with a very great train, seventh, chrysolite; the eighth,

ONYX. with camels that bare spices, and beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, I valued with the guld

of Ophir.

JOB xxviii, 16. It cannot be very much gold, and precious a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, á ftones. .... And the navy also jacintli

; the twelfth, an amethyst with the precious onys, or the of Hiram, that brought gold from And the twelve gates were twelve sapphire. Ophir, brought in from Ophir pearls every several gate was of

PEARL great plenty of almug trees, and one pearl: and the street of the

Matth. xlli, 45, 46. Again, the precious stones.

city was pure gold, as it were kingdom of heaven is like anto a 1 Chron. xxix, 2. 8. Now I have transparent glass.

merchant-man, seeking goodly prepared with all my might for OTHER PRECIOUS STONES MEN

pearls: Who, when he had found the house of my God, . оuyx

TIONED IN SCRIPTURE.

one pearl of great price, went and stones, and stones to be set, glis. AGATE AND CARBUNCLE. sold all that he had, and bought it. tering stones, and of divers Isa. liv, 12. And I will make colours, and all manner of pre- thy windows of agates, and thy

RUBY. cious stones, and marble stones in gates of carbuncles, and all thy

Lam. iv, 7. Her Nazarites were abundance. And they with whom borders of pleasant stones.

purer than snow, they were precious stones were found gave

BEBYL

whiter than milk, they were more them to the treasure of the house

Dan. X, 6. His body also has ruddy in body than rubies, their of the LORD, by the hand of Jehiel like the beryl, and his face as the polishing was of sapphire. the Gershonite.

appearance of lightning, and his 2 Chron. iii, 6. And he garnished eyes as lamps of tire, and his arms

SAPPHIRE, the house with precious stones for and his feet like in colonr to

Erod. xxiv, 10. Aud they say beauty..

polished brass, and the voice of the God of Israel: and there was 2 Chron.xxxií, 27. And Hezekiah his words like the voice of a

under his feet as it were a pared had exceeding much riches and inultitude.

work of a sapphire stone, and as honour: and he made himself

CORAL.

it were the body of heaven in his treasuries for silver, and for gold, and for precious stones, and for be made of coral, or of pearls: for

Job xxviii, 18. No mention shall clearness.

Ek. , 26. And above the spices, and for shields, and for all the price of wisdom is above firmament that was over their manner of pleasant jewels.

rubies. Rev. xviii, 12. The merchandise

heads was the likeness of a throne, of gold, and silver, and precious

as the appearance of a sapphire

DIAMOND. stones, and of pearls. ...

stone: and upon the likeness of the

Jer. xvii, 1. The sin of Judah is throne was the likeness as the Rev. xxi, 19. And the founda- written with a pen of iron, and appearance of a man above upon tions of the wall of the city were with the point of a diamond. ...

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MINISTERS OF RELIGION.

And Moses brought Aaron and his thee, Ưzziali, to burn incense onto 1. UNDER THE OLD

sons, and washed them with water. the LORD, but to the priests the DISPENSATION, And ye shall not go out of the door sons of Aaron, that are conse1.-PRIESTS.

of the tabernacle of the congrega crated to burn incense: go out of

tion in seven days, until the days the sanctuary; for thou hast tresA PATRIARCHAL PRIEST.

of your consecration be at an passed: neither shall it be for thine Gen. xiv, 18, 19. And Melchizend: for seven days shall be con honour from the LORD God. edek king of Salem brought secrate you. Ag he hath done 2 Chron. XXXV, 10. So the serforth bread and wine: and he was this day, so the LORD hath com vice was prepared, and the priests the priest of the most high God. manded to du, to make an atone-stood in their place, and the LeAnd be blessed him, and said, ment for you. Therefore shall ye vites in their courses, according Blessed be Abram of the most abide at the door of the taber

to the king's commandment. high God, possessor of heaven nacle of the congregation day and and earth. night seven days, and keep the

18a. Ixvi, 21. And I will also

take of them for priests, and for Heb. vii, 1-3. For this Melchischargo of the LORD, that ye die edec, king of Salem, priest of not: for so I am commanded. 80 Levites, saith the LORD. the most high God, who met Aaron and his sons did all things

THEIR VARIOUS DUTIES. Abraham returning from the which the LORD commanded by

Lev. x, 11. And that ye may slaughter of the kings, and blessed the hand of Moses.

teach the children of lsrael all the him; To whom also Abraham

Lev. xxi, 6. They shall be holy statutes which the Lord hath gave a tenth part of all; first being, into their God, and not profane spoken unto them by the band of by interpretation, King of rigiit- the name of their God: for the Moses. eonsness, and after that also King offerings of the Lord made by fire, of Salem, which is, King of peace and the bread of their God, they the generations of Aaron and

Num. iil, 1-4, 32. These also are Without father, without mother, do offer; therefore they shall be without descent, having neither holy.

Moses, in the day that the LORD beginning of days, nor end of life;

spake with Moses in mount Sinai. but, made like unto the Son of Num. iii, 10, 38. And thou shalt And these are the names of the God, abideth a priest continually. appoint Aaron and his sons, and sons of Aaron: Nadab the first

they shall wait on their priest's born, and Abihu, Eleazar, and JEWISH PRIESTS.

oflce; and the stranger that Ithamar. These are the names of Erod. xix, 22. And let the cometh nigh shall be put to death. the sons of Aaron, the priests priests also, which come near to

But those that encamp before the which were anointed, whom be the LORD, sanctify themselves,

tabernacle toward the east, eren consecrated to minister in the lest the LORD break forth upon

before the tabernacle of the con- priest's office. And Nadab and

eastward.

gregation them.

shall be Abihu died before the LORD, when

Moses, and Aaron and his song, they offered strange fire before Exod. xxvill, 1. And take thou keeping the charge of the sanc the LORD, in the wilderness of unto thee Aaron thy brother, and tuary, for the charge of the chil- Sinai, and they had no children: his sons with him, from among dren of Israel; and the stranger and Eleazar and Ithamar minis. the children of Israel, that he may that cometh nigh shall be put to tered in the priest's office in the minister unto me in the priest's death.

sight of Aaron their father. Ard office, eren Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar,

Num, xvii, 7. Therefore thou | Eleazar, the son of Aaron the Aaron's solas.

and thy sons with thee shall keep priest, shall be chief over the chief E.cod. xxix, 35. And thus shalt your priest's oflice for every thing of the Levites, and have the overthou do unto Aaron, and to his and ye shall serve: I have given

sight of them that keep the charge of the altar, and within the vail;

of the sanctuary. sons, according to all things which I have commanded thee: seven

Num. iv, 5-16. And when the your priest's office unto you as a days shalt thou consecrate them.

service of gift; and the stranger camp setteth forward, Aaron shall

that cometh niglı shall be put to come, and his sons, and they shall Lev. vili, 2-6, 33-36. Take Aaron death.

take down the covering vail, and and bis sons with him, and the

cover the ark of testimony with garments, and the anointing oil,

it; And shall put thereon the covand a bullock for the sin-offering, 2 Chron. xxvi, 16-18. But when ering of badgers' skins, and shall and two rams, and a basket of he (Uzziah) was strong, bis heart spread over it a cloth wholly of unleavened bread; And gather was lifted up to his destruction : blue, and shall pot in the staves thou all the congregation together for he transgressed against the thereof. And upon the table of unto the door of the tabernacle of Lord his God, and went into the shew-bread they shall spread a the congregation. And Moses templo of the Lord to burn in-cloth of blue, and put thereon the did as the LORD commanded him; cense upon the altar of incense.dishes, and the spoons, and the and the assembly was gathered And Azariah the priest went in bowls, and covers to cover withal: together unto the door of the after him, and with bim fourscore and the continual bread shall be tabernacle of the congregation. priests of the LORD, that were val- thereon. And they shall spread And Moses said unto the congre- lant men; And they withstood upon them a cloth of scarlet, and gation, This is the thing which Uzziah the king, and said unto cover the same with a covering the LORD commanded to be done. I him, It appertaineth not unto I of badgers' skins, and shall put in

the staves thereof. And they they had carried away from Sa Heb. v, 14. For every higit shall take a cloth of blue, and maria, came and dwelt in Beth-el, priest taken from among men is cover the candlestick of the light, and tauglit them how they should ordained for men in things per. and his lamps, and his tongs, and fear the LORD.

taining to God, that he mayofier his snufl-dishes, and all the oil-,

both gifts and sacrifices for sids:

1 Chron. vi, 49. But Aaron and vessels thereof, wherewith they

Who can have compassion on the minister unto it. And they sbait his sons offered upon the altar of put it, and all the vessels thereof, the burnt-offering, and on the al- ignorant, and on them that are

out of the way; for that he binwithin a covering of badgers' tar of incenso, and were appointed self also is compassed with infirskins, and shall put it upon a Lar: holy, and to make an atonement

for all the work of the place most mity. And by reason hereoi be And upon the golden bar they for Israel, according to all that ought, as for the people, so alsa

for himself, to offer for sins. And cover it with a covering of bad-Moses, the servant of God, bad

no man taketh this honour unto commanded. gers' sking, and shall put to the

himself, but he that is called of staves thereof. And they shall

1 Chron. ix, 30. And some of the God, as was Aaron. take all the instruments of minis

sons of the priests made the ointtry, wherewith they minister in ment of the spices.

FIDELITY AND BLESSING. the sanctuary, and put them in a

1 Chron. XVI, 39, 40. And Zadok 2 Chron. xxix, 11. My sons, be cloth of blue, and cover them with the priest, and his brethren the not now negligent: for the LORD a covering of badgers' skins, and priests, before the tabernacle of hath chosen you to stand before shall put them on a bar. And they ihe Lord, in the high place that him, to serve him, and that ye shall take away the ashes from was at Gibeon. To offer burnt-of-should minister unto him, and the altar, and spread a purple ferings unto the LORD upon the burn incense. cloth thereon: And they shall altar of the burnt-offering continput upon it all the vessels thereof ually morning and evening, and been mindful of us; he will bless

P8. cxv, 12. The LORD hath wherewith they minister about it, to do according to all that is writ

Us: he will bless the house of even the censers, the flesh-hooks, ten in the law of the LORD, which and the shovels, and the basons, he commanded Israel.

Israel: he will bless the house of

Aaron. all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a cover

1 Chron. xxiil, 13. The sons of Isa. Jxi, 6. But ye shall be named ing of badgers' skins, and put to Amram; Aaron and Moses: and the Priests of the Lord: men shall the staves of it. And when Aaron Aaron was separated, that he call you the Ministers of our God: and bis sons have made an end of should sanctify the inost holy ye shall eat the riches of the Gencovering the sanctuary, and all things, he and his sons for ever, ules, and in their glory shall ye the vessels of the sanctuary, as

to burn incense before the LORD, boast yourselves. the camp is to set forward; after to minister unto him, and to bless

Jer. xxxi, 14. And I will satiate that, the sons of Kohath' shall in his name for ever.

the soul of the priests with fatness, come to bear it: but they shall Ezek. xliv, 23. 24. And they shall and my people shall be satisfied not touch any holy thing, lest teach my people the diffcrence with they die. These things are the between the holy and profane, LORD.

my goodness, saith the burden of the song of Kohath in and cause them to discern between the tabernacle of the congrega- the unclean and the clean. And

Ezek. xliv, 15, 16. But the priests tion. And to the office of Elea- in controversy they shall stand in

the Levites, the sons of Zadok, zar, the son of Aaron the priest, judgment; and they shall judge it tuary when the children of Israel

that kept the charge of my sano pertaineth the oil for the light,

according to my judgments: and and the sweet incense, and the they shall keep my laws and my

went astray from me, they shall daily meat - offering, and the statutes in all mine assemblies;

come near to me to minister unto anointing oil, and the oversight and they shall hallow my sab' me, and they shall stand before of all the tabernacle, and of all baths.

me to offer unto me the fat and that therein is, in the sanctuary,

the blood, saith the Lord God: and in the vessels thereof.

THE HIGH PRIEST.

They shall enter into my sancto

ary, and they shall come near to Num. xviii, 1. And the LORD Lev. xxi, 10-15. And he that 18 my table, to minister unto me,

and said unto Aaron, Thou, and thy the high priest among his breth- they shall keep my charge sons, and thy father's house with ren, upou whose bead the anoint

Mal, ii, 4-6. And ye shall know thee, shall bear the iniquity of the ing oil was poured, and that is sanctuary: and thou and thy sons consecrated to put on the gar- that I have sent this commandwith thee shall bear the iniquity ments, shall not uncover bis head, ment unto you, that my covenant of your priesthood.

nor rent bis clothes; Neither shall might be with Levi, saith the Num. Xxvii, 19, 22. And set him denle himself for his tather or for with him of life and peace; and I

he go in to any dead body, nor Lord of hosts. My covenant was before Eleazar the priest, and his mother; Neither shall be go gave them to him for the fear before all the congregation; and out of the sanctuary, nor profane where with he feared me, and was gave him a charge in their sight. the sanctuary of his God; for the afraid before my name. The law And Moses did as the Lord com

crown of the anointing oil of his of truth was in his mouth, and manded him: and he took Joshua, God is upon him: I am the Lord. iniquity was not found in his lips: and set him before Eleazar thé And he shall take a wite in her he walked with me in peace and priest, and before all the congre- virginity. A widow, or a divorced equity, and did turn many away gation.

woman, or profane, or an harlot, from iniquity. 2 Kings xvil, 27, 28. Then the these shall he not take; but he king of Assyria commanded, say- shall take a virgin of his own peo

SINS OF THE PRIESTHOOD. ing, Carry thither one of the ple to wife. Neither shall he

REBELLION. priests whom ye brought from profane his seed among his peo

Num. xvi, 5-11, 17-19. And be thence; and let them go and dwell ple: for I the Lord do sanctisy spake unto Korah, and unto all there, and let him teach them the bím.

his company, saying. Even to I!!!uer of the God of the land. Acts vil, 1. Then said the high morrow the LORD will shew who one of the priests, whom priest, Are these things so? are his, and who is Loly; and will

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case him to come near unto him: ( the offering of the LORD. Now , baths, and I am profaned among even him whoin he hath chosen Eli was very old, and heard all them. will be cause to come near unto that his sons did unto all Israel; Hosea v, 1. Hear ye this, () him. This do: Take your cengers, and how they lay with the women priests; and hearken, ye house of Korah, and all his company; And that assembled at the door of the Israel; and give ye ear, o bouse of put fire thereio, and put incense tabernacle of the congregation. the king; for judgment is toward in them before the Lord to-mor. And he said unto them, Why do you, because ye have been a anare row: and it shall be, that the man ye such things? for I hear of your on Mizpah, and a net spread whom the LORD doth choose, he evil dealings by all this people upon Tabor. shall be holy. Ye take too much Nay, my sons; for it is no good upon you, ye sons of Levi. And report that I hear: ye make

Zeph. ill, 4. Her prophets are Moses said unto Korah, Hear I the Lord's people to trangress: her priests have polluted the

light and treacherous persons : pray you, yo sons of Levi; Seem- Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice eth it but a small thing unto you, and at mine offering, which I have sanctuary, they have done vio

lence to the law. that the God of Israel hath sepa- commanded in my habitation; and rated you from the congregation honourest thy sons above me, to Mal. 1, 6. A son honoureth his of Israel, to bring you near to make yourselves fat with the father, and a servant his master: himself, to do the service of the chiefest of all the offerings of if then I be a father, where is mine tabernacle of the LORD, and to Israel my people ?

honour? and if I be a master, where stand before the congregation to

is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts minister unto them? And he hath

PROFANITY.

unto you, o priests, that despise bronght thee near to him, and all

Ezra ii, 61, 62. And of the chil- bave we despised thy name?

my name. And ye say, Wherein thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee; and seek ye the priesthood dren of the priests: the children

Mal. il, 8. But ye are departed also? For which cause, both thou of Habaiah, the children of Koz, and all thy company are gathered the children of Barzillai; (which out of the way; ye have caused together against the Lord; and took a wife of the daughters of many to stumble at the law; ye what is arou, that ye murmur

Barzillai the Gileadite, and was have corrupted the covenant of against him? And take every man

called after their name:) These Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. his censer, and put incense in sought their register among those them, and bring ye before the that were reckoned by genealogy,

AND IDOLATRY. hundred and fifty censers; thou fure were they, a8 polluted, put vites that are gone away far from

Ezek, xliv, 10-14. And the LeLORD every man his censer, two but they were not found; therealso, and Aaron, each of you bis from the priesthood.

me, when Israel went astray, censer. And they took every man Neh. vii, 64. These sought their which went astray from me after his censer, and put fire in them, and register among those that were

their idols; they shall even bear laid incense thereon, and stood in reckoned by genealogy, but it was

their iniquity. Yet they shall be the door of the tabernacle of the not found: therefore were they, ministers in my sanctuary, having congregation with Moses and as polluted, put from the priest charge at the gates of the house, Aaron. And Korah gathered all the hood.

and ministering to the house: they congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the

Neh. xill, 29, Remember thou, o they shall slay the burnt-offering congregation; and the glory of the the priestho my God, because they have deflled and they shall stand before them

and the sacrifice for the people,

and the covenant to minister unto them. Because LORD appeared unto all the con

of the priesthood, and of the they ministered unto them before gregation. Levites.

their idols, and caused the house Jer. ii, 8. The priests said not, of Israel to fall into iniquity; DISSIPATION.

Where is the LORD? and they that therefore have I lifted up mine 1 Sam. il, 12-17, 22-24, 29. Now handle the law knew me not: the hand against them, saith the Lord the sons of Eli were sons of Belial; pastors also transgressed against God, and they shall bear their they knew not the LORD. And the me, and the prophets prophesied iniquity. And ihey shall not come priest's custom with the people by Baal, and walked after things near unto me, to do the office of a was, that, when any man offered that do not profit,

priest unto me, nor to come pear sacrifice, the priest's servant came, Jer. x, 21. For the pastors are

to any of my holy things, in the while the flesh was in seothing, become brutish, and have not

most holy place; but they shall with a fless-hook of three teeth in sought the Lord: therefore they bear their shame, and their abohis hand: And he struck it into shall not prosper. and all their minations which they have comthe pan, or kettle, or caldron, or flocks shall be scattered.

mitted; But I will make them pot; all that the flesh - hook

keepers of the charge of the brought up the priest took for Jer. xii, 10, 11. Many pastors house, for all the service thereof, himself, so they did in Shiloh have destroyed my vineyard, they and for all that shall be done unto all the Israelites that came have trodden my portion under therein, thither. Also before they burnt foot, they have made my pleasant the fat, the priest's servant came, portion a desolate wilderness. THE SACRED VESTMENTS. and said to the man that sacri- They have made it desolate, and

Exod. xxviii, 2-5. And thou ficed, Give flesh to roast for the being desolate it mourneth unto shalt make holy garments for priest; for he will not have sodden me; the whole land is made deso- Aaron thy brother, for glory and flesh of thee, but raw.

And is late, because no man layeth it to for beauty. And thou shalt speak any man said unto him, Let them heart.

unto all that are wise-hearted, not fail to burn the fat presently, Ezek. xxil, 26. Her priests have whom I have filled with the spirit and then take as much as thy soul | violated my law, and have proof wis loin, that they may make desireth; then he would answer faned mine holy things: they have | Aaron's garments to consecrate him, Nay; but thou shalt give it put no difference between the him, that he may minister unto me now: and if not, I will take it holy and profane, neither have me in the priesi's office. And by force. Wherefore the sin of they shewed difference between these are the garments which the young men was very great the unclean and the clean, and they shall make; a breastplate, and before the Lord; for men abhorred have bid their eyes from my sab an ephod, and a robe, uud a

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