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lvi. 7. "Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?" Mark

xi. 17. See also Matt. xxi. 13. Lukexix. 46

"Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they know not," Isaiah lix. 7, 8. "Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their ways; And the way of peace have they not known," Rom. iii. 15—17. See also Prov. i. 16.—" The spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives; and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord," Isaiah lxi. 1,2. "And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord," Luke iv. 17—19.— "Men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him," Isaiah lxiv. 4. "But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him," 1 Cor. ii. 9.— Vol. iv. o /"I am sought of them that asked not for me: I am found of them that sought me not. I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people," Isaiah lxv. 1,2. "But Esaias is very bold and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people," Rom. x. 20, 21. —" The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest? For all these things hath mine hand made," Isaiah lxvi. 1,2. "As saith the prophet, Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest? Hath not my hand made all these things?" Acts vii. 48—50.*

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that, it consists of "the words of Jeremiah the son
of Hilkiah." The use of the first person is also
frequent—as in i. 4, &c; hi. 6; ix. 1, &c, &c.—and
in xxxvi. 1, &c, we read of a commandment from
the Lord to Jeremiah by name—that he should
write his prophecies in a book, for the purpose of
their being publicly read in the temple. We have
besides express notice of him in sacred history—as
in 2 Chr. xxxv. 25, and xxxvi. 21, 22—the last
of these notices being repeated in the beginning of
the book of Ezra. A divine original is expressly
claimed for the book of Jeremiah at its commence-
ment; and may be gathered from xxxiv. 2, and
other places. It may also be argued from the

Is. xiv. 13.—2 Chr. xxxvi.22,23.

Ezra i. 1, &c.

xlv. 23 Phil. ii. 10.

xlvi. 1,—Jer. 1. 2.
xlvii. 7.—Rev. xviii. 7.
xlviii. 12. i. 17.

xxii. 13.

xlix. 6 Acts xiii. 47.

xlix. 9 Zech. ix. 12.

xlix. 10.—Rev. vii. 16.
xlix. 26. xvi. 6.

1. 4 Matt. xi. 28.

1. 6. xxvi. 67.

xxrii. 26.

1. 8 Rom. viii. 32, 33.

Ii. 9.—Ezek. xxix. 3.
Ii. 15.—Jer. xxxi. 35.
lii. 5.—Rom. ii. 24.
lii. 10.—Luke iii. 6.
lii. 11—2 Cor. vi. 17.

Rev. xviii. 4.

liii. 3 Mark ix. 12.

liii 5.—1 Cor. xv. 3.

1 Pet. ii. 24.

liii. 7 Matt. xxvi. 63.

xxvii. 12.

Mark xiv. 61.

Is. liii. 7.—Mark xv. 6.
liii. 9.—1 Pet. ii. 22.
liii. 12.—Luke xxiii. 34.

lv. I John vii. 37.

lviii. 5.—Zech. vii. 6
lix. 17 Eph. vi. 14, 17.

1 Thess. v. 8.

lix. 20 Rom. xi. 26

lx. 3.—Rev. xxi. 24.
Ix. 11. xxi. 25.

lx. 14. iii. 9.

lx. 19. xxi. 23.

xxii. 5.
Zech. xiv. 7.

lxiii. 2 Rev. xix. 13.

lxv. 1 Eph. ii. 12, 13.

lxv. 12.—Jer. vii. 13.
lxv. 17.—2 Pet. iii. 13.

Rev. xxi. 1.
lxv. 19. xxi. 4.

lxvi. 1.—Acts xvii. 24.
lxvi. 21 1 Pet. ii. 9.

Rev. i. 6.
lxvi. 22.—2 Pet. iii. 13.

Rev. xxi. 1.
lxvi. 24.—Mark ix. 44.

known fulfilment of its predictions—as in chap, xxv. 11, 12, and xxix. 10—followed up by a noble consecutive testimony on the part of the prophet Daniel "And the whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years. And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations," Jer. xxv. 11, 12. "In the first year of his reign, I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem," Daniel ix. 2. We subjoin a few more of these scriptural attestations. —" Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes?" Jer. vii. 11. "But ye have made it (my house) a den of thieves," Matt. xxi. 13. See also Mark xi. 17; Luke xix. 46. "Now therefore, go speak to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Return ye now every one from his evil way, and make your ways and your doings good," Jer. xviii. 11. "Be ye not as your fathers unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings," Zech. i. 4.—" Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you," Jer. xxix. 12. "And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer

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