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ARMY-ARMS.

TI E MUSTER. number of them that lapped, assembly. For the people were UNDER MOSES.

putting their hand to their mouth, numberedl, and, behold, there were

were three hundred men: but all none of the inhabitants of JabeshiYum, xxxi, 1-5. And the LORD the rest of the people bowed down gilead there. And the congrega spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge upon their knees to drink water. tion sent thither twelve thousand the children of Israel of the Mid

And the LORD said unto Gideon, men of the valiantest, and comianiles afterward shalt thou be By the three hundred men that manded them, siying, Go and

hered unto thy people. And lapped will I save you, and deliver snite the inhabitants of Jabesh. Voss spake unto the people, the Midianites into thine hand: gilead with the edge of the sword, saying, Arm some of yourselves and let all the other people go with the women and the children. unto the war, and let them go

every man unto his place. So the against the Midianites, and avenge people took victuals in their UNDER THE KINGS. the LORD of Midian.

of every band, and their trumpets: and he tribe a thousand, throughout all sent all the rest of Israel every messengers to Gibealı of Saul, and

1 Sam. xi, 4-8. Then came the the trites of Israel, shall ye send man unto his tent, and retained told the tidings in the ears of the to the war. so there were de those three hundred men: and the people: and all the people lifted livered out of the thousands of host of Midian was beneath him up their voices, and wept. And, Israel, a thousand of every tribe, in the valley. twelve thousand armed for war.

behold, Saul came after the herd

out of the field; and Saul said, UNDER EHUD.

BY COMMAND OF TIIE What aileth the people that they

STATES' GENERAL. weep? And they told him the Julge3 iii, 27. And it came to Jass, when he was come, that he Judges xx, 1, 2, 8-11,16, 17. Then tidings of the men of Jabesh. And

the spirit of God came upon Saul dewa trumpet in the mountain of all the children of Israel went out, when he heard those tidings, and Lphraim, and tho children of and the congregation was gatherIsrael went down with him from ed together as one man, from Dan his anger was kindled greatly. the mount, and he before them. even to Beer-sheba, with the land And he took a yoke of oxen, and of Gilead, unto the Lord in Mize them thronghout all the coasts of

hewed them in pieces, and sent UNDER GIDEON.

peh. And the chief of all the

people, eren of all the tribes of Israel by the hands of messengers earers throughout all Muasseh; the assembly of the people of God, so shall it be done unto his oxen. Judges ví, 35. And he sent mes. Israel, presented themselves in saying, Whosoever cometh nou

forth after Saul and after Samuel, b also was guthered after him: four hundred thousand footmen und be sent

And the fear of the Lord fell on messengers unto that drew sword. And all the Axber, and unto Zebulun, and un- people aroso as one man, saying, with one consent. And when he

the people, and they came out to Saphtali; and they came up to We will not any of us go to his Seet them.

numbered them in Bezek, the tent, neither will we any of us Judez3 vii, 1-4, 6-8. Then turn into his house. But now this children of Israel were three hunJerubbaal, who is Gideon, and shall be the thing which we will dred thousand, and the men of

Judah thirty thousand. all the people that were with him, do to Gibeah; we will go up by lot Tose up early, and pitched beside against it; And we will tako ten 1 Chron. xii, 23–39. And these the well of Harod: so that the host men ofan hundred throughout all are the numbers of the bands that of the Midianites were on the the tribes of Israel, and an hun- were ready armed to the war, and Dorth side of them, by the hill of dred of a thousand, and a thou- came to David to Hebron, to turni Moreh, in the valley. And the sand out of ten thousand, to fetch the kingdom of Saul to him, acLord said unto Gideon, The peo-victuals for the people, that they cording to the word of the Lord. pile that are with thee are too may do, when they come to The children of Judah that bare wany for me to give the Midian Gibeah of Benjamin, according to shield and spear were six thousan! llis into their hands, lest Israel all the folly that they have and eight hundred, ready armed Tant themselves against me, wrought in Israel. So all the to the war. of the children of saying, Mine own hand hath sav men of Israel were gathered Simeon, mighty men of valour for

Now therefore go to, against the city, knit together as the war, seven thousand and one proclaim in the ears of the people, ono man. And the children of hundred. Of the children of Levi sering. Whosoever is fearful and Benjamin were numbered at that four thousand and six hundred. afraid, let him return and depart time out of the cities twenty and And Jehoiuda was the leader of Early from mount Gilead. And six thousand men that drew sword, the Aaronites, and with him were Mate returned of the people beside the inhabitants of Gibeah, three thousand and seven huntsents and two thousand; and which were numbered seven hundred; And Zadok, a young man, there remained ten thousand, dred chosen men. And the men mighty of valour, and of his father's Add the Lord said unto Gideon, of Israel, beside Benjamin, were house twenty and two captains. The people are yet too many; numbered fo!ir hundred thousand And of the children of Benjamin, tring them down unto the water, men that drew sword: all these the kindred of Saul, three thou1 I will try them for thee there: were men of war.

sand: for hitherto the greatest and it shall be, that of whom I say Judges xxi, 8-10. And they part of them had kept the ward of unto thee, This shall go with said, What one is there of the

the house of Saul. And of the thee, the same shall go with thee; tribes of Israel that came not up

children of Ephraim twenty tholiead of whomsoever I say unto to Mizpeh to the LORD? And, be sand and eight hundred, inighty thee, This shall not go with thee, hold, there came none to the men of valour, fainous throughout the same shall not go. And the camp from Jabesh - gilead to the the houso of their fathers. And

el me.

war.

of the half tribe of Manasseh Renban, and the Gadites, and half Ismaiah the Gibeonite, a mighty cighteen thousand, which were the tribe of Manasseh, of valiant man among the thirty, and over expressed by name, to come and men, men able to bear buckler the thirty; and Jeremiah, and mike David king. And of the and sword, and to shoot with bow, Jahaziel, and Johanan, and Josachildren of Issachar, achich were and skilful in war, were four and bad the Gederathite, Eluzai, and men that had understanding of the forty thousand seren hundred and Jerimoth, and Bealiah, and shetimes, to know what Israel ought threescore, that went out to the mariah, and Shephatiah the larto do; the heads of them were two

uphite. Elkanah, and Jesiah, and hundred; and all their brethren

OTHER INSTANCES.

Azareel, and Joezer, and Jashogrcrc at their coinmandment. Of

Gen. xiv, 14. And when Abram beam, the Korhites, And Joelah, Zebulun, such as went forth to heard that his brother was taken and Zebadiah, the sons of Jerobattlo, expert in war, with all in- captive, he arined his trained ham of Gedor. And of the Gadsiruinents of war, fifty thousand, servants, born in his own house, ites there separated themselves which could keep rank: they wcre three hundred and eighteen, and unto David into the hold to the not of double heart. And of pursued them unto Dan.

wilderness men of might and men Naphtali a thousand captains, and

Josh. iv, 12, 13. And the child could handle shield and buckler,

of war fit for the battle, that with them with shielai and spear thirty and seven thousand. Am dren of Reuben, and the children whose faces vere like the faces of oi tho Danites expert in war of Gaul, and half the tribe of Man lions, and were as swift as the twenty and eight thousand and nasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses the first, Obadiah the second,

roes upon the mountains; Ezer six hundred. And of Asher, such

About forty Eliab the third, Mishnannal the as went forth to battle, expert in spako unto them: war, forty thousand. And on the thousand prepared for war passed fourth. Jeremiah the fifth, Attai

over before the Lord unto battle, the sixth, Eliel the seventh. Jo. other side of Jordan, of the Reubenites, and the Galites, and of to the plains of Jericho.

hunan the cighth, Elzabad the the half tribe of Manisseh, with Julges ix, 4. And they gave ninth, Jeremiah

the tenth, all manner of instruments of war him threescore and ten pieces of Blachbanai the eleventh. These for the battle, an hundred and silver out of the house of Banl- ucre of the sons of Gad, captains twenty thousand. All these men berith, wherewith Abimelech of the host: one of the least valg of war, that could keep rank, came hired vain and light persons, over a hundred, and the greatest with a perfect heart to llebron, to which followed him.

over a thousand. These are they make David king over all Israel: Julges xvill, 11. Andthere went that went over Jordan in the first anıl all the rest also of Israel were from thence of the family of the month, when it had overflown of one heart to mako David king: Danites, out of Zorah and out of all his banks; and they put to And there they were with David Eshtaol. six hundred men ap- flight all them of the valleya, oath three days, eating and drinking: pointed with weapons of war. toward the east, and toward the for their brethren had prepared

West. And there caine of the for them.

1 Sam. xvii, 13, 14. And the children of Benjamin and Judah

threo eldest sons of Jesse went to the hold unto David. And 1 Sam. xv, 4,5. And Saul gathered and followed Saul to the battle: David went out to meet them, the people together, and number and the names of his three sons and answered and said unto el them in Telaim, two hundred that went to the battle were Eliab them, If ye bo come peaceably thousand footmen, and ten thou the firstborn, and next unto him unto me to help me, mine heart sind men of Judah. And Saul Abinadab, and the third Sham- shall be knit unto you: but if ye cume to a city of Amalek, and laid mah. And David was the young, be come to betray me to mine wait in the valley.

est: and the threo eldest followed enemies, secing there is no wrong 1 Kin. xii, 21. And when Reho- Saul.

in mine hands, the God of our boam was come to Jerusalem, ho 1 Sam. xxll, 2. And every one fathers look thcrcon, and rebuke assembled all the house of Judah, that 1003 in distress and every one it. Then the spirit came upon with the tribe of Benjarnin, an

that was in debt, and every one Amasai, who was chief of the caphundred and fourscore thousand that was discontented, gathered stains, and he said, Thine are are, chosen men, which were warriors, themselves unto him; and he be- David, and on thy side, thou son to fight against the house of Israel, camo a captain over them: and of Jesse: peace, peace be unto to bring the kingdom again to there were with him about four thee, and peace be io thine helpers; Rehoboam the son of Solomon. hundred men.

for thy God helpeth thee. Then 1 Kin. xx, 13-15. And, behoid, 2 Sam. xv. 11. And with Absalom David received them, and made there came a prophet unto Ahab went two hundred men out of them captains of the band. And hing of Israel, saying, Thus saith Jerusalem, that accre called; and there fell some of Manasseh to the Lord. II ast thou seen all this they went in their simplicity, and David, when he came with the

Philistines against Saul to battle: great multitude? behold, I will de- they know not any thing.

but they helped thein not: for the liver it into thine hand this day;

1 Chron. xii, 1-22. Now these lords of the Philistines upon adand thou shalt know that I am the

are they that came to David to visement sent him away, saying, Lord. And Ahab said, By whom? Ziklag, while he yet kept himself He will fall to his master Saul lo And he said, Thus saith the LORD,

close because of Saul the son of the jeopardy of our heads. As ho Eren by the young men of the

Kish: and they were among the princes of the provinces. Then

went to Ziklag, there fell to him he said, who shall order the mighty men, hielpers of the war. of Manasseh, Alnah, and Jozabad,

They were armed with bows, and and Jediael, and Michael, and battle? And he answered, Thou could use both the right hand and Jozabad, and Elihu, and Zilei, Then ho numbered the young the left in hurling stones and captains of the thousands that men of the princes of the provinces,

And and they were two hundred and shooting arrows out of a bow,eren were of Manasseh.

they thirty two: and after them de The chief was Abiezer, then Joash, of the rovers: for they vere all

of Saul's brethren of Benjamin. helped David against the band numbered all the people, eren all the children of Israel, being seven ite; and Jeziel, and Pelet, the captains in the host, the sons of Shemaah the Gibeath- mighty men of valour, and were

For at thousand.

sons of Azmaveth; and Berachah, that time day by day there 1 Chron. V, 18. The sons of land Jehu tho te, And I came to David to help uim, unti

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4 1 a great host, like the host , and to all the cities of the Hivites, | Uzziah had an host of fighting u God.

and of the Canaanits: and they men, that went out to war by 2 Chron. xiii, 3. And Abijah set went out to the south of Judah, bands, according to the number the battle in array with an army eren to Beer-sheba. So when of their account by the hand of of valiant men of war, eren four they had gone through all the Jeiel the scribe and Maaseiah the lon ired thousand chosen men: land, they came to Jerusalem at ruler, under the hand of Hananiah, Jeroboam also set the battle in the end of nine months and twenty one of the king's captains. The uriy against him with eight days. And Joab gave up the sum whole number of the chief of the hundred thousand chosen men, of the number of the people unto fathers of the mighty men of being mighty men of valour. the king and there were in Israel valour were two thousand and

eight hundred thousand valiant six hundred. And under their STANDING ARMY. men that drew the sword; and the hand was an army, three hundred

men of Judah ucere five hundred thousand and seven thousand and BEGUN BY SAUL. thousand men.

five hundred, that made war with 1 Sam. xiii. 1, 2. Saul reigned cne year; and when he had reign-the son of Jehoiada was over the against the enemy.

1 Chron. xviii, 17. And Benaiah mighty power, to help the king ed two years over Israel, Saul Cherethites and the Pelethites; cbose him three thousand men of and the sons of David were chief

FOREIGN ARMIES. Israel; whereof two thousand were about the king. with Sanl in Michmash and in

Exod. xiv, 8, 9. And the LORD

hardened the heart of Pharaoh moont Beth-el, and a thousand

COMPLETED UNDER THE were with Jonathan in Gibeah of

king of Egypt, and he pursued KINGS.

after the children of Israel: and Benjamin: and the rest of the people he sent every man to his

2 Chron. xiv. 8. And Asa had an the children of Israel went out tent.

army of men that bare targets and with an high hand. But the 1 Sam. xiv, 52. And there was dred thousand; and out of Ben- the horses and chariots of Pharaoh,

spears, out of Judah three hun- Egyptians pursued after them, all sore war against th Philistines

jamin, that bare shields and drew and his horsemen, and his army, all the days of Saul: and when bows two hundred and fourscore and overtook them encamping by Saol saw any strong man, or any thousand: all these were mighty the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before valiant man, he took him unto men of valour.

Baal-zephon.

2 Chron. xvil, 13-19. And ho Judges vii, 12. And the MidianATTEMPED BY DAVID.

(Jehoshaphat] had much business ites, and the Amalekites, and all

in the cities of Judah: and the the children of the east, lay along 2 Sam. viii, 18. And Benaiah the men

of war, mighty men of valour, in the valley like grasshoppers for Son of Jehojada icas over both tho were in Jerusalem. And these multitude; and their camels were Cherethites and the Pelethites; are the numbers of thein accord- without number, as the sand by and David's sOns wero chief ing to the house of their fathers: the sea-side for multitude. rulers,

Of Judah, the captains of thoni 1 Sam. xiii, 5. And the Philis2 Sam. XX, 23. Now Joab was sands; Adnah the chief, and with tines gathered themselves toover all the host of Israel: and him mighty men of valour three gether to fight with Israel, thirty Bepaiah the son of Jehoiada was hundred thousand. And next to thousand chariots, and six thouover the Cherethites and over the him was Jehohanan the captain, sand horsemen, and people as tho Pelethites,

and with him two andr and sand which is on the sea shore in 2 Sam. xxiv, 1-9. And again the fourscore thousand. And next multitude; and they came up, and anger of the LORD was kindled him was Amasiah the son of pitched in Michmash, eastward against Israel, and he moved Zichri, who willingly offered him- from Beth-aven. David against them to say, Go, self unto the Lord; and with him number Israel and Judah.' For two hundred thousand mighty men the Philistine's bad put the battle

1 Sam. xvii, 21. For Israel and the king said to Joab the captain of valour.

And of Benjamin; in array, army against army. of the bost, which was with him, Eliada a mighty man of valour, Go now through all the tribes of and with him armed men with

1 Kings xx, 1. 27. And BenIsrael, from Dan even to Beer- / bow and shield two hundred thou- hadad the king of Syria gathered sheba, and number ye the people. sand. And next him was Jehoz- all his bost together; and there that I may know the number of abad, and with him an hundred were thirty and two kings with the people. And Joab said unto and 'fourscore thousand ready him, and horses, and chariots; and the king, Now the LORD thy God prepared for the war. These

he went up and besieged Samaria, aid unto the people, how many waited on the king, beside those and warred against it. And the soever they be, an hundred-fold, whom the king put in the fenced children of Israel were numbered, and that the eyes of my lord the cities throughout all Judah. and were all present, and went

against them:

but the king may see it: but why doth my 2 Chron. XXV, 5, 6. Moreover kord the king delight in this thing Amaziah gathered Judah together, Syrians filled the country. Notwithstanding the king's word and made them captains over

2 Kings jii, 21. And when all revailed against Joab, and against thousands, and captains over hun- the Moabites heard that the kings the captains of the host. And dreds, according to the houses of were come up to fight against Joab and the captains of the host their fathers, throughout allJudah them, they gathered all that wero Feot out from the presence of and Benjamin: and he numbered able to put on armour, and upthe king, to number the people of them from twenty years old and ward and stood in the border. Israel. And they passed over Jor-above, and found them three hun 2 Kings xxiii, 29. In his day! dan, and pitched in Aroer, on the dred thousand choice men, able Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt right side of the city that lieth in to go forth to war, that could went up against the king of the midst of the river of Gad, and handle spear and shield. He Assyria to the river Euphrates: toward Jazer; Then they came to hired also an hundred thousand and king Josiah went against Gilead, and to the land of Tahtim- mighty men of valour out of him; and he slew him at Megiddo, todshi; and they came to Dan- Israel for an hundred talents of when he had seen him. jaan, and about to Zidon, And silver.

2 Kings xxiv, 2. And the LORD carne to the strong hold of Tyre, 2 Chron. XXVI, 11-13. Moreover sent against him bands of the

Chaldeeg, and hands of the after certain years with a great, may fight against the Canaanites;
Syrians, and bands of the Moab army and with much riches. And and I likewise will go with thee
ites, and bands of the children of he shall stir up his power and his into thy lot. So Simcon went
Ammon, and sent them against courage against the king of the with him.
Judah to destroy it, according to south with a great army, and the

2 San. x. 6, 15, 16, 19. And when the word of the Lord, which he king of the south shall be stirred the children of Ammon saw that spake by his servants the pro- up to battlo with a very great they stank before David, the chilphets.

and mighty army; but he shall dred of Ammon sent and hired the 2 Chron. ril, 2, 3. And it come

not stand: for they shall forecast Syrians of Beth-rehob, and the to piss, that in the fifth year of devices against him.

Syrians of Zoba, twenty thousand king Rehoboam Shisbak king of

Joel i. 6. For a nation is come footmen, and of king Maach a Egypt came up against Jerusalem, up upon my land, strong, and thousand men, and of Ish-tob because they had transgressed without number.

twelve thousand men. And when against the LORD. With twelve Rev. ix, 16. And the number of the Syrians saw that they wero hundred chariots, and threescore the army of the horsemen were snitten before Israel, they gatherthousand horsemen: and the peo- two hundred thousud thousand: ed themselves together, And plo ucre without number that and I heard the number of them.

IIadarezer sent, and brought out came with him out of Egypt: the

the Syrians that were beyond the Lubims, the Sukkiims, and the ALLIED ARMIES. river: and they came to Helam; Ethiopians.

and Shobach the captain of the

Joshu x, 1, 3-5. Now it came 2 Chron, xiv, 9. And there came

host of Hadarezer went before to pass, when Adoni-zedec king of out against them Zerah the Ethio- Jerusalem had heard how Joshua them. And when all the kings pian with an host of a thousand had taken Ai, and bad utterly de- that were servants to Iadarezer thousand, and three

saw that they were smitten before hundred stroyed it; as he had done to chariots; and came unto Mare- Jericho and her king, so he had Israel, they made peace with shah.

done to Ai and her king, and how Israel, and served them. So the Job i, 17. While he was yet the inhabitants of Gibeon had Syrians feared to help the chil

dren of Ammon any more. speaking, there came also another, made peace with Israel and were

1 Kings xv, 20. So Ben-hadad and said, The Chaldeans made among them: Wherefore Adoniout three bands, and fell upon the zedec king of Jerusalem sent hearkened unto king Ase, and camels, and have carried them

unto Hohain king of lebron, and sent the captains of the hosts away, yea, and stain the servants

unto Piram king of Jarinth, and which he had against the cities of with the edge of the sword; and I unto Japhia king of Lachishi, and Israel, and smote ljon, and Dan. only am escaped alone to tell Come up unto me, and help me, Cinneroth, with all the land of

unto Debir king of Eglon, saying, and Abel-beth-maachalı, and all thee.

that we may smite Gibeon: for it Naphtali. Jer. 1, 41. Behold, a people shall hath made peace with Joshua and 1 Kings xxii, 1-4. And they concome from the north, and a great with the children of Israel. tinned three years without war nation, and many kings shall be Therefore the five kings of the between Syria and Israel. And it raised up from the coasts of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, came to pass in the third year, earth.

the king of llebron, the king of that Jehoshaphat the king of Acts xxiii, 23. And he called Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the Judah came down to the king of unto him two centurions, saying, king of Eglon, gathered them- Israel. And the king of Israel Make ready two hundred soldiers selves together, and went up, they said unto his servants, Know ye to go to Cæsarea, and horsemen and all their hosts, and encamped that Ramoth in Gilead is our's, threescore and ten, and spearmen before Gibeon, and made war and we be still, and take it not two hundred, at the third hour of against it.

out of the hand of the king of the night.

Joshua xi, 1-5. And it came to Syria? And he said unto Jchosh

pass, when Jabin king of Hazor aphat, Wilt thou go with me to Ezek. xxxviii, 9. Thou shalt had 'heard those things, that he battle to Ramoth - gileal? And ascend and come like a storm, sent to Jobab king of Madon, and Jehoshaphat said to the king of thou shalt be like a cloud to cover to the king of Shimron, and to Israel, I am as thou art, my peo. the lind, thou, and all thy bands, the king of Achshaph, And to the ple as thy people, my horses as and many people with thee. kings that were on the north of thy horses. Dan. xi, 10-13, 25. But his sons

the mountains, and of the plains 2 Kings xvi, 9. And the king of shall be stirred up, and shall as- south of Chinneroth, and in the Assyria hearkened unto him; for semble a multitude of great forces: valley, and in the borders of Dor the king of Assyria went up and one shall certainly come, and

on the west, And to the Canaan- against Damascus, and took it, overflow, and pass through: then ite on the east and on the west, and carried the people of it captive shall he return, and be stirred up, and to the Amorite, and the to Kir, and slew Rezin. even to his fortress. And the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the

2 Kings xviii, 19-21. And Rabking of the south shall be moved Jebusite in the mountains, and to shakeh said unto them, Speak ye with choler, and shall come forth the Hivite under Herinon in the

now to Ilezekiah, Thus saith tho and fight with him, even with the land of Mizpeh. And they went great king, the king of Assyria, king of the north: and he shall out, they and all their bests with What contidence is this wherein set forth a great multitude; but them, much people, even as the thou trustest? Thou sayest. (but the multitude shall be given into sand that is upon the sea shore in they are but vain words.) I hate his hand. And when he hath multitude, with horses and counsel and strength for the war. taken away the "multitude, his chariots very many. And when Now on whom dost thou trust, heart shall be lifted up; and he all these kings were met together, that thou rebellest against me shall cast down many ten thon- they came and pitched together Now, behold, thou trustest upon sands: but he shall not be strength- at the waters of Merom, to fight the staff of this bruised reed, eren ened by it. For the king of the against Israel.

upon Egypt, on which if a man north shall return, and shall set Judges i, 3. And Judah said | lean, it will go into his hand, and futh a multitude greater than the unto Simeon his brother, Come pierce it: so is Pharaoh king of Liriner, and shall certainly come up with me into my lot, that we l Egypt unto all that trust on him.

me.

1 Chron. xix, 6, 7. And when the q mon, and with them other beside, the upper pool in the highway of children of Ammon saw that they the Ammonites, came against Je- the fuller's field; And say unto had made themselves odious to hoshaphat to battle.

him, Take heed, and be quiet; fear David, Hanun and the children of

2 Chron. xxii, 5. He walked also not, neither be faint-hearted for Ammon sent a thousand talents of after their counsel, and went with the two tails of these smoking, silver to hire them chariots and Jehoram tho son of Ahab king of firebrands, for the fierce anger of borsemen out of Mesopotamia, Israel to war against Hazael king Rezin with Syria, and of the son an out of Syria-maachah, and of Syria at Ramoth-gilead; and the of Remaliah. Because Syria, out of Zobah. So they hired Syrians smoto Joram.

Ephraim, and the son of Remaliah, thirty and two thousand chariots,

have taken evil counsel against

2 Çhron. xxviii, 16. 20. At that and the king of Maachah and his time did king Ahaz send unto the thee, saying, Let us go up against D# Ople, who came and pitched befure Medeba. And the children kings of Assyria to help him. And Judah, and yex it, and let us

make a breach therein for us, and of Ammon gathered themselves Tilgath-pilneser king of Assyria lozether from their cities, and him, but strengthened him not. came unto him, and distressed set a king in the midst of it, even

the son of Tabeal: Thus saith came to battle.

the Lord God, It shall not stand, 2 Çkrm. xvi, 2-9. Then Ask thou silence, o God: hold not thy the head of Syria is Damascus,

P3. Ixxxiii, 1-12, 15-18. Keep not neither shall it come to pass. For bruught out silver and gold out of

peace, and be not still, o God, and the head of Damascus is the treasures of the bouse of the For, 1o, thine enemies mako a Rezin; and within threescore and Load and of the king's house, and tumult, and they that hate thee live years shall Ephraim be sent to Ben-hadad king of Syria, have lifted up the head. They broken, that it be not a people. that dwelt at Damascus, saying; have taken crafty counsel against and the head of Ephraim is There is a league between me and thy people, and consulted against Samaria, and the head of Samaria thee, as there was between my thy hidden ones. They have said, is Remaliah's son. If ye will not Liber and thy father: behold, I lase sent thee silver and gold; go, from being a nation; that the name established.

Come, and let us cut them off believe, surely ye shall not be break thy league with Baasha king of Israel may be no more in reof Israel, that he may depart from membrance. For they have con- selves, O yo people, and ye shall

Isa. viii, 9-12. Associate yourAnd Ben-hadad hearkened mto king Asa, and sent the cap- they are confederate

sulted together with one consent: be broken in pieces; and give ear tains of his armies against the thee: The tabernacles of Edom, selves, and ye shall be broken in

against all ye of far countries: gird yourciries of Israel; and they smote and the Ishmaelites; of Moab, and pieces gird yourselves, and yo ljn, and Dan, and Abelmaim, and the Hagarenes; Gebal, and Am- shall be broken in pieces. Take all the store cities of Naphtali. And it came to pass, when Baasha mon, and Amalek; the Philistines counsel together, and it shall heard it, that he left off building Assur also is joined with them and it shall not stand: for God is

with the inhabitants of Tyre; come to nought; speak the word, of Ramah, and let his work cease: they have holpen the children of with us. For the LORD spake Then Asa the king took all Judah;

Lot. Selah. Do unto them as thus to me with a strong hand, and they carried away the stones unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, and instructed me that I should of Ramah, and the timber thereof, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: not walk in the way of this peowherewith Baasha was building which perished at En-dor: they ple, saying, Say ye not, A conand he built therewith Geba and became as dung for the carth. federacy, to all them to whom this Mizpah. And at that time Han. Make their nobles like Oreb, and people shall say, A confederacy; ani tbe seer came to Asa king of like Zeeb: yea, all their princes as Judah, and said unto him, Be- Zebah, and as Zalmunna: Who afraid.

neither fear ye their fear, nor be cinse thou hast relied on the said, Let us take to ourselves the king of Syria, and not relied on houses of God in possession. So surely gather together, but not by

1sa. liv, 15. Behold, they shall the LORD thy God, therefore is persecute them with thy tempest, me: whosoever shall gather tothe host of the king of Syria and make them afraid with thy gether against thee shall fall for Escaped out of thine hand, Were

storm.

Fill their faces with not the Ethiopians and the Lu- shame; that they may seek thy

thy sake. bims a huge host, with very many name,'o LORD. Let them be conchariots and horsemen? yet, be- founded and troubled for ever;

THE LEAGUE WITH THE cause thou didst rely on the

yea, let them be put to shame, CUNNING GIBEONITES. LOLD, he delivered them into and perish: That men may know thine hand. For the eyes of the that thou, whose name alone is pass, when all the kings which

Josh. ix, 1-27. And it came to Logo run to and fro throughout JEHOVAH, art the most high were on this side Jordan, in the the whole earth, to show himself

over all the earth. strong in the behalf of them

hills, and in the valleys, and in whose heart 13 perfect toward

Isa. vii, 1-9. And it came to all the coasts of the great sea him. Herein thou hast done fool- pass in the days of Ahaz the son over against Lebanon, the Hittite, ishly: therefore from henceforth of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, and the Amorite, the Canaanite, thou shalt have wars.

king of Judah, that Rezin the the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the 2 Chron, xvill, 1, 3. Now Jeho king of Syria, and Pekah the son Jebusite, heard thereof; That they shaphat had riches and honour in of Remaliah, king of Israel, went gathered themselves together, to

to war fight with Joshua and with Israel, atandance, and joined affinity with up toward Jerusalem Ahab. And Ahab king of Israel against it, but could not prevail with one accord. And when the

aguinst it. And it was told the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Faid unto Jehoshaphat king of house of David, saying, Syria is Joshua had done unto Jericho and Judah, Wilt thou go with me to confederate with Ephraim. And to Ai, They did work wilily, and Pamoih-gilead? And he answer- his heart was moved, and the went and made as if they had ed him, I am as thou art, and my heart of his people, as the trees been ambassadors, and took old people as thy people; and we will of the wood are moved with the sacks upon their asses, and wine be with thee in tho war.

wind. Then said the LORD unto bottles, old, and rent, and bound 2 Chron. xx, 1. It came to pass Isaiah, Go forth now to meet up; And old shoes and clouted after this also, that the children Ahaz, thou, and Shear-jashub thy upon their feet, and old garments of Moab, and the children of Am- son, at the end of the conduit or upon them; and all the bread of

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