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1. ABANDONMENT in Anger. Divine. & They | Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the have turned aside quickly out of the way which earth rang again.—1 Sam., ch. 4. [The PhilisI commanded them : they have made them a tines captured the ark.] molten calf, and have worshipped it.

10 Now

11. therefore let me alone, that my wrath may children of Israel committed a trespass in the

of Transgressors. Israelites. But the wax hot against them, and that I may consume accursed thing. 4 So there went up thither of them.-Ex., ch. 32.

the people about three thousand men; and 2. of Blasphemers. By Apostles. 90 Hy- they fled before the men of Ai.—Josh., ch. 7. meneus and Alexander ; whom I have delivered

12, of Work. Mark. 37 And Barnabas anto Satan, that they may learn not to blas- determined to take with them John, whose surpheme.-1 Tim., ch. i.

name was Mark. 38 But Paul thought not good 3. for Christ. Disciples. 29 Jesus said, to take him with them, who departed from them There is no man that hath left house, or breth- from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the ren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or work.--Acts, ch. 15. · children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,

13. Unconscious. Samson. 20 And she 30 But he shall receive a hundredfold now in said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will mothers, and children, and lands, with persecu- go out as at other times before, and shake mytions; and in the world to come eternal life.- self. And he wist not that the Lord was deMARK, ch. 10.

parted from him.-JUDGES, ch. 16. 4. to Destruction. Fiood. 'I will destroy See other illustrations under: man whom I have created from the face of the

DEPARTURE. both man, and beast, and the creeping stolen. Jacob stole away unawares to Laban 2182 thing, and the fowls of the air ; for it repent- Unexpected. Camp of Syria ..was no man there eth me that I have made them.-Gen., ch. 6.

DESERTION, 5. of Home. Abram. 1 The Lord had Ignorance. Drinketh my blood..disciples went said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country,

Painful. At my first answer..all men forsook and from thy kindred, and from thy father's Prevented. Soldiers cut the ropes.. boat..let her house, unto a land that I will shew thee.

FAREWELL. GEN., ch. 12.

Beatinc. While he blessed them he was parted 3040 6. Just. Israelites. 13 Yet ye have for

3041 saken me, and served other gods : wherefore I Loving. Naomi said, Turn again, my daughters

Glorious. Horses of fire.. Elijah went up into

3042 will deliver you no more.

14 Go and cry unto

Perilous. Let me first bid them 3043 the gods which ye have chosen ; let them deliver

Sorrowful. All wept sore and fell on Paul's neck 3044 you in the time of your tribulation. ---JUDGES, ch. 10.


All. Flee into the mountains, not take anything 3378 7. of Jesus. Gethsemane. 56 Then all the

Business. Ships to land, they forsook all and 3379 disciples forsook him, and fled.-MATT., ch. 26.

Duty. Jonah rose up to flee..going to Tarshish 3380 Merited. Sinners. 26 Then shall they God. Amaziah..set them up to be his gods

3381 call upon me, but I will not answer ; they shall

But we will have a king over us.. like all seek me early, but they shall not find me : 19 For

Have despised the L..why came we forth that they hated knowledge, and did not choose We have forsaken our God and followed 3384 the fear of the Lord : 30 They would none of

Forsaken.. living waters and hewed

3385 my counsel : they despised all my reproof.

Ahaz sacrificed unto the gods.. which

3386 PROV., ch. 1.

Ofice. Levi sitting at the receipt of custom ..left 3388 9. of Sanctuary. Divine. 7 The Lord hath

FORSAKEN. cast off his altar, he hath abhorred his sanctu

Friends. All the disciples forsook him and fled ary, he hath given up into the hand of the

of God. (David,] I cry in the daytime. .hearest enemy the walls of her palaces. --LAM., ch. 2.

(Saul,] Bring me up Samuel. . L. is

3391 10. A Surprising. Ark. 5 When the ark

[Jesus,] My God, my God, why hast 3392 of the covenant of the Lord came into camp, all

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DEXTERITY. Criminal. Jacob..flee thou to Laban, my

3487 Slingers. 700 stones at a hair 2283 Infant. Take the young child..flee into Egypt 3488 Soldiers. Could use both the right hand and the 3784 Noble. Pharaoh sought to slay Moses..fled


GIFTS. Protected. Not deliver unto his master the


Diversity. To one is given..spirit.. wisdom (Paul] 3537 Return. [Onesimus] departed for a season


To one.. five talents..according to 3538 SECESSION.

Lesser. I give you power to tread on serpents 3541
Political. If this city be portion on 7642
I will chastise you with scorpions

Family. (Jubal] Handle harp and organ.


Weapon. I can slay a man for my hurt.. (Lamoch] 4658 Drunkards. Not to keep company..not to eat 7758 Godly. Separated from I. all the mixed


Impossible. Neither death nor to 1764 Delegated. Why could we not cast him out

6312 Reason of. For they will turn away thy son 7778 Endowment. Filled.. began to speak with other 6313 Sorrowful. They kissed one another and wept


God gives. (Samson] L. blessed.. Spirit began 6314 Spiritual. Fan is in his hand..wheat..chaff 7781 God only. [Peter) By our own power made 6315 Sinners. Blessed .. when they shall separate 7883

Loss. (Samson) Shake myself..wist not L. was 6316 By Sin. As a shepherd divideth his sheep..goats 7789 Might. Not by might, nor by power..great 6317 Your iniquities have separated.. your 7784 Promised. (Joshua) Not any able to stand

6318 Unavoidable. Ye cannot drink the cup of the L.

7787 Prayer. (Hezekiah) prayed Sennacherib..85,000 6319 14. ABDUCTION, A justifiable. Jehosheba. ? Je- Preaching. My speech.. demonstration of the s. 63200

6321 hosheba, the daughter of king Joram, sister of Ruling. Rebuked the wind, the raging water Ahaziah, took Joash the son of Ahaziah, and Spiritual. (Stephen] Not able to resist the


6323 stole him from among the king's sons which were Spirit. (Samson] Cords.. upon his arms. as flax slain ; and they hid him, and his nurse, in the Sudden. (Joseph) No man lift up his hand or 6324 bed-chamber from Athaliah, so that he was not Tears. (Moses) Babe wept.. had compassion on 6327 slain.-2 Kings, ch. 11,

Temptation. All these will I (Satan) give thee 6325

6329 See other illustrations under:

Waiting. Wait for the promise..receive power

Weakness. I am weak, though anointed (David) 6328 Crime. If a man..stealing brethren..thief shall 4805

Differ. They fell before Jonathan..slew after 1784 Wives. Children of Benjamin.. took wives


Doubted. I am not able to bear all this people 453 Child. (Mothers before Solomon) Not my son 8768

Presumed. James and John..can ye drink of the 447 ABHORRENCE. See illustrations under:

18. ABSENCE, Detrimental. Thomas. Covetous. Wicked blesseth the covetous. .L. 1786

Easter evening, Thomas, one of the twelve, Outrage. (Concubine] Twelve pieces and sent


called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus Resentment. Why thy servant a 1526

came.-John, ch. 20. (He remained in painful Social. Abhor me..spare not to spit in my face 1097

doubt for one week. Was relieved when present.] Worship. I will take it up by

1281 19. Falsely excused. Jonathan. Ye brought the lame. sick..offering 1630 / swered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me 15. ABILITY of God. Jerusalem.

27 Behold,

to go to Bethlehem : 29 And he said, Let me I am the Lord, the God of all flesh : Is there any

go, I pray thee; for our family hath a sacrithing too hard for me ?. 27 Behold, I will give manded me to be there.—1 Sam., ch. 20.

tice in the city, and my brother, he hath comthis city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and of

[Не Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon.-JER., ch. 32.

was hidden near by in a field.]

See other illustrations under: 16. To save. 25 He is able also to

1536 save them to the uttermost that come unto God Unaccountable. Wot not what has become of

Loss. Sojourned seven years.. house and land

2129 by him, seeing he ever liveth to make interces

Sie ABANDONMENT and references. sion for them.-HEB., ch. 7. 17.

Nazarite. 3 He To deliver. (When the three

20. ABSTINENCE, Extreme. Hebrews came from the fiery furnace, Nebuchad. drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or

shall separate himself from wine and strong nezzar said,] 29 I make a decree, That every vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut

dried.Eat nothing that is made of the vine

in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dung tree, from the kernels even to the husk. hill ; because there is no other God that can

Num., ch. 6. deliver after this sort.-DAN., ch. 3.

21. in Excitement. Saul. He was three See other illustrations under:

days without sight, and neither did eat nor ART.

drink. -Acts, ch. 9. Architect. (Bezaleel] Filled with the 506 22. Famishing from. Slave. [David purMusic. (David) Cunning in of war 71 sued the Amalekites, ] 11 And they found an War. [Uzziah] Made engines..invented by 508 Egyptian in the field..and gave him bread..

and they made him drink water ; '? And they BUSINESS. Capacity. (Pharaoh to Joseph] None so discreet

985 gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two Diligence. Man diligent in business, stand before

clusters of raisins : and when he had eaten, his

986 Frauds. Take thy bill, quickly..write fifty

spirit came again to him : for he had eaten no Spiritual. [Stewards) Men.. honest.. full of H. S. 991

bread, nor drunk any water, three days and Success. Joseph gathered up all the money


three nights.—1 Sam., ch. 30. Talent. (Cattle) The feebler were Laban's


in Mourning. David. [Joab assassi.

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FAMINE. David to eat meat while it was yet day, David Charity. Disciples determined to send relief 3023 sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, Care. Shall eat bread by weight..water by 30:24 if I taste bread, or aught else, till the sun be Dying. Eaten no bread..three days..sick

3025 down.—2 Sam., ch. 3.

Distress. Delicate then 3026 24. Necessitated. Jesus said, 31 Come ye

Exiled. Sojourn wherever thou 3027 yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a Escape. Abram went down into Egypt..famine 3028 while : for they were many coming and going, Emigration. Elimelech went to sojourn in 3029 and they had no leisure so much as to eat. Inhumanity. Give thy son that we may eat him 3030 MARK, ch. 6.

Sin. I will break the staff of bread
Passionate. Jonathan. 33 Saul casi

" Ye have forsaken the.. L. and followed a javelin at him to smite him: whereby Jonathan

Seven Years. No bread.. land of Canaan fainted 3033 knew that it was determined of his father to Spiritual. I will send a famine.. words of the L. 3034 slay David. 31 So Jonathan arose from the table Water. To kill us and our children..cattle 3035 in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second

HUNGER. day of the month : for he was grieved for David Appetizing. To the hungry soul every bitter 4209 because his father had done him shame.-1 Sam., Disappointment. Fig tree in the way.. nothing

4211 ch. 20.

Lawful. Sabbath..disciples began to pluck..corn 4215 26. A priestly. Law. 8 The Lord spake Murmuring. When we sat by the flesh pots..full 4216 unto Aaron, saying, 'Do not drink wine nor Overcome. I have meat to eat ye know not

4217 strong drink, thou, nor thy sons..when ye go Removed. I am the bread of life..never hunger 4218 is to the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye Subdued by. I will arise and go to my father die : it shall be a statute for ever. - LEV., ch. 10. Temptation. Tempter came..stones be made 4220 27. in Time of Peril. Paul. [They had

TEMPERANCE, anchored near to land, ] 33 And while the day Advised. Drink no wine nor strong drink

8659 was coming on, Paul besought them all to take Eating. His dainties.. are deceitful meat

8661 meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day Health. Proved them ten days.. fairer and fatter 8663 that ye have tarried and continued fasting, hav- Hereditary. Our father commanded us..drink ing taken nothing.-Acts, ch. 27.

Mastery. Striveth for mastery is temperate 28. Protracted. Moses.

28 Moses was

Piety. (J. B.) Neither wine nor strong drink
there in the mount] with the Lord forty days Strength. (Mother of Samson.) Drink no wine
and forty nights ; he did neither eat bread, nor
drink water.- Ex., ch. 34.

Adjuration. Cursed..that eateth.. until evening
Wilderness. Then was Jesus

ABSTRACTION. led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be See illustrations under: tempted of the devil. ? And when he had Writing. He stooped down and wrote on the 9927 fasted forty days and forty nights, he was after. ABSURDITY. ward a hungered. --Mat., ch. 4.

See illustrations under: 30. Self-denying. David. (David longed Heedless. Earneth wages to put..bag with holes 2326 for it,] 16 And the three mighty men brake Idolatry. Cry aloud..pervadenture he sleepeth 4060 through the host of the Philistines, and drew

33. ABUNDANCE, Countless. Erupt. water out of the well of Beth-lehem, that gathered corn as the sand of the sea, very much,

Joseph was by the gate. .and brought it to David : Nev. until he left numbering; for it was without ertheless he would not drink thereof, but

number.-GEN., ch. 41. poured it out unto the Lord. 17 And he said, Be it far from me, O Lord, that I should do

34. Gifts from. Wisdom. 43 Jesus called this : is not this the blood of the men that went his disciples, and saith.. This poor widow hath in jeopardy of their lives ?-2 Sam., ch. 23.

cast more in, than all they which have cast into 31.

the treasury : 44 For all they did cast in of their Sorrowful. David's Child.

abundance ; but she of her want did cast in all 16 David therefore besought God for that she had, even all her living.-Mark, ch. 12. the child ; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth. 17 And the elders

35. from Little. Elisha. 4. A man brought of his raise him up from the

the man of God bread of the first-fruits, twenty earth: but he would not, neither did he eat

loaves of barley, and full ears of corn in the bread with them.-2 Sam., ch. 12.

husk thereof. And he said, Give unto the

people, that they may eat. 43 And his servitor 32. Total. Rechabites. 5 I set before the

said, What, should I set this before a hundred bons..of the Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups ; and I said.. Drink

men ?..and they did eat, and left.—2 KINGS, ye

wine. 6 But they ch. 4. said, We will drink no wine..our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine,

36. A miraculous. Loaves and Fishes. neither ye, nor your sons for ever.—JER., ch. 35.

43 They took up twelve baskets full of the frag

ments, and of the fishes. 44 And they that did See other illustrations under:

eat of the loaves were about five thousand APPETITE

men.-MARK, ch. 6. Control. Put a knife to thy throat if.. appetite 479 37. Sudden. Four Lepers. (At Samaria, ) Dangers. We remember fish, cucumbers, melons 3 Said one to another, Why sit we here until we Heedless. (Pursuing Philistines.) People were

die? 8.. Came to the uttermost part of the camp Sin. Who shall give us flesh... be (loathsome) 482 they went into one tent, and did eat and drink Temptation. (Jesus) fasted 40 days..afterward 483 and carried thence silver, and gold, and raiment, Unrestrained. At the point to die, what profit

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tered into another tent, and carried thence also, 44. Denied. Absalom. (Having caused and went and hid it. -2 Kings, ch. 7.

the murder of his brother ·Amnon, Absalom
38. A surprising. Quails. 18 Ye have fled into exile for three years. Joab then brought
wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall him to Jerusalem. David] 24 The king said, Let
give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in him turn to his own house, and let him not see
Egypt. 31 And there went forth a wind from my face. So Absalom returned to his own house,
the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and saw not the king's face.—2 Sam., ch. 14.
and let them fall by the camp..a day's journey 45. Improved. Blood. 18 Ye are not
on this side..and on the other side, round about come unto the mount that might be touched,
the camp, and as it were two cubits high. . 52 And and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness,
the people..all day, and..night, and all the next and darkness, and tempest. 22 But ye are come
day..gathered the quails.- Num., ch. 11. unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the liv-
See other illustrations under:

ing God. 24 And to Jesus the mediator of the
Excessive. (Building tabernacle,] The people 3512 new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling,
Gold. The weight of gold that came to Solomon that speaketh better things than that of Abel.-
Improvement. Take the talent..him that hath 4365 HEB., chap. 12.
Plenty. (Canaan] Land of wheat, barley, vines

46. Prohibited. Royal. [Mordecai dePoverty. There was man..fared

6225 sired Queen Esther to intercede with King Secret. He which soweth sparingly shall reap

Ahasuerus in behalf of the Jews. She replied, ] Sacrifices. Solomon sacrificed sheep..not to be 11 Whosoever, whether man or woman, shall Valuables. Hezekiah had exceeding much riches 4187 come unto the king into the inner court, who is See RICHES and references.

not called, there is one law of his to put him to 39. ABUSE of Mercy. Pharaoh. 3: When Pha- death, except such to whom the king shall hold raoh saw that the rain and the hail and the thun

out the golden sceptre, that he may live. ---ders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hard- Esther, ch. 4. ened his heart, he and his servants.-Ex., ch. 9. 47. Provision for. Door. I am the

of Privileges. Corinthians. 17. . Ye door of the sheep. 'I am the door : by me if come together not for the better, but for the any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall worse. 1o For first of the church, I hear go in and out, and find pasture. --John, ch. 10. that there be divisions among you.. 20 When 48. Restricted. On Mount Sinai. ye come together therefore into one place, this down, charge the people, lest they break through is not to eat the Lord's supper. #1 For in eat- unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them pering every one taketh before other his own ish. 23 And Moses said.. unto the Lord, The supper : and one is hungry and another is people cannot come up to mount Sinai : For drunken.-1 Cor., ch. 11.

thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the 41.

Religious. Serpent. Hezekiah brake mount, and sanctify it. --Ex., ch. 19. in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had 49. Preparation for. Sprinkling. 19 When made : for unto those days the children of Moses had spoken every precept to all the people Israel did burn incense to it.--2 KINGS, ch. 18. according to the law, he took the blood of See other illustrations under:

calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet CRUELTY.

wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book Ambition. [Athaliah) saw her son was dead 1857 and all the people, 20 Saying, This is the blood Brutal. 10,000 men.. Did Judah..cast from the

of the testament which God hath enjoined unto Failure. Egyptians set taskmasters to afflict 1859 you.-HEB., ch. 9. [Soon God appeared on Insulting. Herod's soldiers smote him..spit on

1860 Sinai.)
Pride. Mordecai bowed not. . Haman sought to 1861 50. after Preparation. Sinai. [After the
Reward. He that is cruel troubleth his own flesh 1862 priests, people, and altar were sprinkled with
Savage. Slew..the sons of Hezekiah before his 1863 blood,] ' Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Na-
War. (Joab] put them under saws..harrows of 1864 dab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders.. 10 And

they saw the God of Israel : and there was under Added. (Danite robbers) said unto Micah, What

his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire Fraternal. With whom hast thou left those few 4531

stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his Injustice. There is no are idle


clearness.-Ex., ch. 24. Resented. Whatsoever is pleasant in thine eyes 4333

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Avarice. Buy the poor for silver..for a pair of
Friends. Hanun cut off their garments in the

Closet. When thou prayest, enter..closet..shut


Earnestness. Bartimeus..hold his peace..cried 0364
Insulting. Samson's wife..given to his friend 4496
Merciless. Took him by the throat saying, Pay

Humiliation. Manasseh besought the L..humbled 6377

(393 Power. The rich man..took the poor man's lamb 4499

Preparation. Wash ye..cease to do evil; do well

Penitence. Publican..afar off..smote on his C103 42. ACCESS, Bold. Compassion. 15 We have Useless. Elijah mocked them..pervadventure he

GH9 not a high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities ; but was in all Denied. Then shall they seek me..not find points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 51. ACCEPTANCE, Ambition for. Paul. "We To Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne labour, that, whether present or absent, we may of grace.-HEB., ch. 4.

be accepted of him.--2 Cor., ch. 5. 43. Conditioned. Benjamin. (Joseph said 52. Authenticated. Voice. [At Jesus' to his brethren,) 23 Except your youngest broth-baptism, ] 16..lo, the heavens were opened unto er come down with you, ye shall see my face no him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending more.-GEN., ch. 44.

like a dove, and lighting upon him : 11 And lo a






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