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Jer. 17, 7. And I will fap them and ye will take Benjamin away. I ashamed steal away when they Hafan in the gates of the land; All these things are against me. flee in battle. But the king will bereave them of children, I

Gen. xliv, 27-29. And thy ser-covered his face, and the king I destroy my people, since they vant my father said unto us,

Ye cried with a loud voice, O my son Fora not from their ways. know that my wife bare me two Absalom! 0 Absalom, my son, my IX. XXIV, 25. Also, thou son of sons: And the one went out from son! stall not be in the day when me, and I said, Surely he is torn 2 Kings iv, 27, 28. And when like from them their strength, in preces; and í saw him not since she came to' the man of God to

Toy of their glory, the desire And if ye take this also from me, the hill, she caught him by the Der ey es, and that'whereupon and mischief befall him, ye shall feet; but Gehazi came near to set their minds, thelr sons bring down my gray hairs with thrust her away. And the

man of their daughters. sorrow to the grave.

God said, Let her alone: for her Lem. II, 19-22. Arise, cry out

Lev. x, 19, 20. And Aaron said soul is vexed within her, and the to night; in the beginning of unto Moses, Behold, this day bave LORD hath hid it from me, and watches pour out thine heart they offered their sin-offering and hath not told me. Then she said,

their burnt-offering before the Did I desire a son of my lord? did Fater before the face of the

lift up thy hands toward Lord; and such things have be- I not say, Do not deceive me? for the life of thy young chil- fallen me: and if I had eaten the

1 Chron. vii, 20-22. And the that faint for bunger in the been accepted in the sight of the Bered his son, and Tahath his sin-offering to-day, should it have

sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and of every street. Behold, o

LORD? and consider to whorn thou

And when Moses heard

son, and Eladah his son, and Tadote this. Shall the women that, he was content,

hath his son, And Zabad his son, their fruit, and children of a

2 Sam. xii, 18, 19, 21-23. And it and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, 2 king... The young and came to pass on the seventh day, and Elead, whom the men of Gath delle on the ground in the that the child died. And the ser- that were born in that land slew, sete my virgins and my young vants of David feared to tell him because they came down to take e fallen by the sword; thou

that the child was dead: for they away their cattle. And Ephraim Selain them in the day of thine said, Behold, while the child was their father mourned many days,

thoa bast killed, and not yet alive, we spake unto him, and and his brethren came to com

Thou hast called, as in a he would not hearken untó our fort him. day, my terrors round voice;how will be then vex himself,

Job xxix, 5. When the Almighty that in the day of the if we tell him that the child is dead; anger none escaped nor But when David saw that his was yet with me, when my chil

dren were about me. sed: those that I have swad- servants whispered, David peral brought up hath mine ceived that the child was dead: Jer. vi, 26. O daughter of my consumed. therefore David said unto his ser people, gird thee with sackcloth

And and wallow thyself in ashes: 1, 12, 13, 16. Though they said, He is dead. Then said make thee mourning, as for ac 7 bring up their children, yet his servants unto him, What only son, most bitter lamentation:

bereave them, that there thing is this that thou hast done for the spoiler shall suddenly Phot be a man left: yea, woe thou didst fast and weep for the come upon us. to them when I depart from child, while it was alive; but when Jer. xxxi, 15. Thus saith the Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, the child was dead, thou didst rise LORD, A voice was heard in Raanted in a pleasant place: but and eat bread. And he said, mah, lamentation, and bitter him shall bring forth bis While the child was yet alive, I weeping; Rachel weeping for her tree to the murderer. Eph- fasted and wept: for I said, who children, refused to be comforted Liestnitten, their root is dried can tell whether God will be for her children, because they hey sball bear no fruit; yea, gracious to me, that the child may were not. gh they bring forth, yet will live? But now he is dead, wherew ecen the beloved fruit of fore should I fast? can I bring trodden under foot all my mighty

Lam. 1, 15, 16. The LORD hath I womb.

him back again? I shall go to him, men in the midst of me; he hath 22.11, 16. Then Herod, when but he shall not return to me.

called an assembly against me to that he was mocked of the 2 Sam. xili, 37. But Absalom crush my young men: the LORD men, was exceeding wroth,and fled, and went to Talmai, the son hath trodden the virgin, the Dorth, and slew all the chil- of Ammihud, king of Geshur: and daughter of Judah, as in a' wine

that were in Bethlehem, and David mourned for his son every press. For these things I weep; Lite coasts thereof, from two day.

mine eye, mine eye runneth down old and under, according to

2 Sam. xviii, 33. And the king with water, because the comforter ane which he bad diligently was much moved, and went up to that should relieve my soul is far Aired of the wise men. the chamber over the gate, and from me: my Iren are de

wept; and, as he went, thus he solate, because the enemy prePRIEF OF BEREAVED said, O my son Absalom! my son,

vailed. my son Absalom! wonld God í PARENTS. had died for thee, 0 Absalom, my

FILIAL DUTY, . XIXVII, 85. And all his son, my son!

EXEMPLIFIED AND INCULCATED. and all his daughters, rose

2 Sam. xix, 1-4. And it was Gen. xxvii, 8, 13. Now, therecenfort him; but he refused comforted: and he said, Foreth and mourneth for Absalom. cording to that which I com.

told Joab, Behold, the king weep- fore, my son, obey my voice, acDo down into the grave una and the victory that daya was mand inee. And his

mother said Y son his vept for him.

turned into mourning unto all unto him, Upon me be thy curse,

the people; for the people heard my son; only obey my voice, and 1. Ili, 3. And Jacob their say that day, how the king was go fetch me them.

said unto them, Me have grieved for his son. And the Gen. xliv, 34. For how shall I bereaved of my children: people gat them by stealth that go up to my father, and the lad be ph ts not, and Simeon is not, / day into the city, as people being not with me lest peradventure I now,

see the evil that shall come on my Lev. xx, 9. For every one that Matth. XV, 4.-6. For G father.

curseth his father or his mother manded, saying Honour th Gen. xlv, 13. And ye shall tell shall be surely put to death: he and mother: and, He that my father of all my glory in bath cursed his father or his father or mother, let him Egypt, and of all that ye have mother; his blood shall be upon death. But ye say, Wh seen; and ye shall haste and bring him.

shall say to his father, down my father hither.

Deut. xxl, 18-21. If a man have thou mightest be pronted

mother, It is a gift, by wh Gen. xlvi, 29. And Joseph made a stubborn and rebellious son, And honour not his fathe ready his chariot, and went up to which will not obey the voice of mother, he shall be free meet Israel his father, to Goshen, his father, or the voice of his have ye made the comme and presented bimself unto him; mother, and that, when they have of God of none effecti and he fell on his neck, and wept chastened him, will not hearken

tradition. on his neck a good while.

unto them: Then shall his father Gen. xlvill, 2. And one told and his mother layhold on him, and

III. Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son bring bim out unto the elders of Joseph cometh unto thee. And his city and out unto the gate of his PARENTAL AFFEC Israel strengthened himself, and place: And they shall say unto

Gen. xxi, 15, 16. And th the elders of his city, This our sat upon the bed.

was spent in the bottle, son is stubborn and rebellious, he cast the child under OD Lev. xlx, 3. Ye shall fear every will not obey our voice; he is a shrubs. And she went, man his mother and his father, glutton and a drunkard. and keep my sabbaths: I am the all the men of his city shall stone way off, as it were a bow.

And her down over against he LORD your God.

him with stones, that he die: 80 she said, Let me not seet Deut. v, 16. Honour thy father shalt thou put evil away from of the child. And sbe and thy mother, as the LORD thy among you; and all Israel shall against him, and lift up b God hath commanded thee; that hear, and fear.

and wept. thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in

Deut. xxvII, 16. Cursed be he Gen. xxiv, 65. And her the land which the LORD thy God that setteth light by his father and her mother said, glveth thee.

or his mother; and all the people damsel abide with us a, shall say, Amen.

at the least ten; after that Prov. 1, 8, 9. My son, hear the Instruction of thy father, and for

Prov. xx, 20. Whoso curseth go. sake not the law of thy mother. his father or his mother, his lamp Gen. xxvii, 26, 27. And! For they shall be an ornament of shall be put out in obscure dark- Isaac said unto himn, Co grace unto thy head, and chains ness.

and kiss me, my s about thy neck.

Prov. xxx, 17. The eye that he came near, and kiss Prov. xxiii, 22 26. Hearken un mocketh at his father, and de- and he smelled the sme to thy father that begat thee, and spiseth

to obey his mother, the raiment, and blessed him despise not thy mother when she ravens of the valley shall pick it

Gen. xxxi, 26, 28. AD is old. My son, give me thine out, and the young eagles shall said to Jacob, What hi heart, and let thine eyes observe eat it.

done, that thou hast stol my ways.

unawares to me, and carri SPECIAL FORM OF FILIAL 18a. xlv, 10. Woe unto him that

my daughters, as captiv salth unto his father, What be

DUTY.

the sword? And I gettest thou? or to the woman, dwell in the land of Gosheu, and my daughters Thoa

Gen. xlv, 10, 11. And thou shalt suffered me to kiss my! What hast thou brought forth?

thou shalt be near unto me, thou, done foolishly in so doing Mark vil, 10-12. For Moses and thy children, and thy chilsaid, Honour thy father and thy dren's children, and thy flocks, Joseph's brother, Jacob

Gen. xlil, 4, 38. But B mother; and, Whoso curseth and thy herds, and all that thou with his brethren: for be s father or mother, let him die the hast: And there will I nourish peradventure mischief bet death: But ye say, If a man thee, (for yet there are five years and he said, My son shal shall say to his father or mother, of famine,) lest thou, and thy down with you; for his by It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, household, and all that thou hast, dead, and he is left alone by whatsoever thou mightest bé come to poverty

chief befall him by the wa profited by me; he shalt be free. And ye suffer him no more to do Gen. xlvii, 11, 12. And Joseph which ye go, then sball ought for his father or his mother placed his father and

his brethren,

down my grey hairs with Eph. vi, 1-3. Children, obey and gave them a possession in the to the grave. your parents in the Lord: for this land of Egypt, in the best of the Gen. xliil, 13, 14. Ta is right. Honour thy father and land, in the land of Rameses, as your brother, and arise,

Pharaoh had commanded. And unto the man: And 6 mother, (which is the first com- Joseph nourished his father, and mighty give you mercy be mandment with promise) That bis brethren, and all his father's man, that he may send a thou mayest live long on the household, with bread, according other brother, and Benja earth. to their families.

I be bereaved of my child Col. fit, 20. Children, obey, your went thence to Mizpeh of Moab:

1 Sam. xxii, 3, 4. And David bereaved. parents in all things: for this is and he said unto the king of Moab, asked his servants, saying

Gen. xliv, 19-22, 30, 1. ! well-pleasing unto the Lord.

Let my father and my mother, I ye a father, or a brother! SIN AND DANGER OF FILIAL pray thee, come forti, and be said unto my lord, we DISOBEDIENCE.

with you, till I know what Godfather, an old man, and a

will do for me. And he brought his old age, a little one Exod. xxl, 17. And he that them before the king of Moab; brother is dead, and he ! cursoth his father or his mother and they dwelt with him all the left of his mother, and his sball surely be put to death. while that David was in the hold. I loveth him And thou

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serrants, Bring him king, and thou thyself wouldest, took bread and a bottle of water, 10 me, that I may set have set thyself against me. and gave it unto Hagar, putting it % upon him. And we 2 Sam. xix, 6. In that thou lovest sent her away. And she departed,

on her shoulder, and the child, and my lord, The lad

thine enemies, and hatest thy and wandered in the wilderness ive his father. for v friends: for thou hast declared this I leave his father, his

of Beer-sheba. old die. Now therefore, princes nor servants, for this day day, that thou regardest neither

Gen. XXV, 28. And Isaac loved d the lad be not with 1 perceive, that if Absalom had Esan, because he did eat of his

Rebekah lovec 3 that his life is bound lived, and all we had died this venison; but lad's life;) It shall come day, then it had pleased thee Jacob.

well, ben he seeth that the

Gen. xxxvii, 3, 4. Now Israel : with us, that he will Ps. ciii, 13. Like as a father loved Joseph more than all his by servants shall bring pitieth his children, so the LORD children, because he was the son grey hairs of thy ser- pitieth them that fear him. of his old age: and he made him father with sorrow to Luke vill, 19. 20. Then came to his brethren saw that their father

a coat of many colours. And when him his mother and his brethren, loved him more than all his breth26-28. And told him, and could not come at him for the ren, they hated him, and could not leph is yet alive, and he press. And it was told him by speak peaceably unto him. s over all the land of certain, which said, Thy mother d Jacob's heart fainted, and thy brethren stand without, Gen. xlviii, 22. Moreover I have ieved them not. And desiring to see thee.

given to thee one portion above him all the words of

Luke xi, 11, 12. If a son shall thy brethren, which I took out of hich he bad said unto ask bread' of 'any of you that is a the hand of the Amerite with my when he saw the wag father, will he give him a stone? sword and with my bow. Joseph had sent to

or if he ask a fish, will he for a the spirit of Jacob their fish give him a serpent? Or if he ired. And Israel said, shall ask an egg, will he offer bim

PARENTAL AUTHORITY. gb; Josepb my son is & scorpion?

Gen. xviii, 17-19. And the LORD I will go and see him

said, Shall I hide from Abraham

that thing which I do; Seeing that

SPECIAL INSTANCE. II10, 11. Now the eyes

Abraham shall surely become a ere dim for age, so that 1 Kings iii, 22-28. And the other great and mighty nation, and all A see. And he brought woman said, Nay; but the living the nations of the earth shall unto bim; and he kiss is my son, and the dead is thy be blessed in bim? For I know and embraced them. son: and this said, No; but the dead him, that he will command his | said unto Joseph, I is thy son, and the living is my son. children and his household after lought to see thy face; Thus they spake before the king. him, and they shall keep the way 1 halb shewed me also Then said the king, The one of the LORD, to do justice and

saith, This is my son that liveth, I judgment; that the LORD may HL, 38, 39. So Absalom and thy son is the dead: and the bring upon Abraham that which ent to Geshur, and was other saith, Nay; but thy son is he hath spoken of him. years. And the soul the dead, and my son is the liv

Gen. 1, 16, 17. And they sent a vid longed to go forth ing. And the king said, Bring messenger unto Joseph, saying, om; for he was comfort-me a sword. And they brought a Thy father did command before ving Amnon, seeing he sword before the king. And the he died, saying, So shall ye say

king said, Divide the living child unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee

in two, and give half to the one, now, the trespass of thy brethren, 17, 1, 33. Now Joab the and hair to the other. Then spaké and their sin; for they did unto alah perceived that the lhe woman whose the living thee evil: and now, we pray thee, tras toward Absalom. child was unto the king, (for her forgive the trespass of the serame to the king, and bowels yearned upon her son) vants of the God of thy father. nd when lie bad called and she said, O my lord, give

her And Joseph wept when they spake m, he came to the king; the living child, and in no wise unto him. I himself on his face to slay it: but the other said, Let it 1 before the king: and be neither mine nor thine, but him, that I will judge his house

1 Sam. iii, 13. For I have told Issed Absalom.

divide it. Then the king answer for ever, for the iniquity which he viii, 5, 12, 13. And the ed and said, Give her the living knoweth; because his sons made pinánded Joab, and child, and in no wise slay it: she themselves vile, and he restrained ind Ittai, saying, Deal is the mother thereof. And all them not.

my sake, with the Israel heard of the judgment , ecen with Absalom. which the king had judged; and to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray

1 Sam. xvi, 22. And Saul sent be people heard when they feared the king: for they saw gave all the captains that the wisdom of God was in thee, stand before me; for he hath concerning Absalom. him, to do judginent.

found favour in my sight. man said unto Joab,

2 Sam. xiv, 21-24. And the king should receive a thou

FAVOURITISM.

said unto Joab, Behold now, I have is of silver in mine hand,

done this thing: go therefore, ! I got put forth miné Gen. xxl, 10, 11, 14. Wherefore bring the young man Absalom inst the king's son: for she said unto Abraham, Cast out again. And Joab fell to the ground kring the king charged this bond-woman and her son: for on his face, and bowed himself, Abisbal, and Ittal, say: the son of this bond-womau shall and thanked the king: and Joab Tare that none touch not be heir with my son, even with said, To-day thy servant knoweth man Absalom, Other- Isaac. And the thing was very that I have found grace in thy ruld bave wrought false- grievous in Abraham's sight be- sight, my lord, O king, in that the inst mine own life: for cause of his son. And Abraham king hath fulfilled the request of no matter hid from the rose up early in the morning, and bis servant. So Joab arose, and went to Geshur, and brought Ab- may hear, and that they may Cant. plii, 2. I would le salom to Jerusalem. And the king learn, and fear the LORD your God, and bring thee into my! said, Let him turn to his own and observe to do all the words of house, who would instruct house, and let him not see my this law; And that their children, face. 'So Absalom returned to his which have not known any thing, Iving, he shall praise the

Isa, xxxviii, 19. The liv own bouse, and saw not the king's may hear, and learn to fear the do this day: the father face.

LORD your God, as long as ye live children shall mako kay Esther 11, 20. Esther had not yet in the land whither ye go over

truth. shewed her kindred nor her Jordan to possess it. people, as Mordecai bad charged Ps. xxil, 30, 31. A seed shall

Joel 1, 2, 3. Hear this, her: for Esther did the command serve him; it shall be accounted to men, and give ear, all ye ment of Mordecai, like as when the LORD for a generation. They in your days, or even in 1 she was brought up with him. shall come, and shall declare his

Tell 1 righteousness unto a people that

of your fathers? DUTY OF PARENTS TO IN- shall be born, that he hath done tell their children, and th

children of it, and let your STRUCT THEIR CHILDREN. this.

dren another generation. Gen. xviii, 19. For I know him,

Ps. xxxiv, 11. Come, ye children, that he will command his children hearken unto me; I will teach you voke not your children !

Eph. vi, 4. And, ye fath and his household after him, and the fear of the LORD.

but bring them up in the they shall keep the way of the Ps. Ixxviil, 3-8. Which we have and admonition of the La LORD, to do justice and judgment; heard and known, and our fathers that the LORD may bring upon have told us. We will not hide your children to anger,

Col. iii, 21. Fathers, prol Abraham that which he hath them from their children, shewing be discouraged. spoken of him.

to the generation to come the Exod. x, 2. And that thou mayest praises of the LORD, and his

2 Tim, i, 5. When I cal

membrance the unfeign tell in the ears of thy son, and of strength, and his wonderful works thy gon's son, what things I have that he hath done. For he esta

that is in thee, which de wrought in Egypt, and my signs blished a testimony in Jacob, and

in thy grandmother Lois, Which I have done among them; appointed a law in Israel, which mother Eunice; and I am that ye may know how that I am he commanded our fathers, that ed that in thee also. the LORD.

they should make them known to Deut. lv. 9, 10. Only take heed their children; That the genera- AND TO CHASTISE 1 to thyself, and keep thy soul dili-lion to come might know them, Prov. xlii, 24. He that gently, lest thou forget the things even the children which should be his rod hateth his son: bot which thine eyes have seen, and born, who should arise and declare loveth him chastenethi lest they depart from thy heart all them to their children; That they times. the days of thy life; but teach might set their hope in God, and

Prov. xis, 18, 19. Chas them thy sons, and thy sons' sons: not forget the works of God, but son while there is hope, an Specially the day that thou stood-keep his commandments: And

thy soul spare for his cry est before the LORD thy God in might not be as their fathers, a

man of great wrath shal Horeb, when the LORD said unto stubborn and rebellious genera. punishment; for if thou me, Gather me the

people togeth- tion; a generation that set not him, yet thou must do it a er, and I will make them hear my their heart aright, and whose

Prov. xxii, 15. Foolid words, that they may learn to spirit was not stedfast with God.

bound in the heart of a ci sear me all the days that they shall

Prov. Iv, 1-4, 10-13. Hear, ye the rod of correction she live upon the earth, and that they children, the instruction of ait far from him. may teach their children.

father, and attend to know underDeut. vi, 6-8. And these words, standing. For I give you good

Prov. xxiii, 13, 14. With which I command thee this day, doctrine, forsake ye not my law.correction from the child shall be in thine heart; And thou For I was my father's son, tender thou beatest him with the

shall not die.

Thou si shalt teach them diligently unto and only beloved in the sight of thy children, and shalt talk of my mother. He taught me also, liver his soul from hell.

him with the rod, and ! them when thou sittest in thine and said unto me, Let thine heart house, and when thou walkest by retain my words: keep my com- Prov. xxix, 15, 17. The 1 the way, and when thou liest mandments, and live. Hear, o reproof give wisdom: but down, and when thou risest up. my son, and receive my sayings; left to himself bringeth his And thou shalt bind them for a and the years of thy life shall be to shame. Correct the sign, upon thine hand, and they many. I have taught thee in the he shall give thee rest; shall be as frontlets between thine way of wisdom; I have led thee in shall give delight unto thy eyes.

right paths. When thou goest, Heb. xii, 9, 10. Furthern Deut. xi, 18, 19. Therefore shall and when thou runnest, thou shalt which corrected us, and

thy steps shall not be straitened; have had fathers of ou ye lay up these my words in your not stumble. Take fast hold of them reverence: shall we heart, and in your sonl, and bind instruction; let her not go: keep rather be in subjection them for a sign upon your hand, her, for she is thy life. that they may be as frontlets be

Father of spirits, and IIS tween your eyes. And ye shall Prov. xill, 1. A wise son heareth they verily for a few

days teach them your children, speak- his father's instruction: but a

ed us after their own ing of them when thou sittest in scorner heareth not rebuke.

but he for our prodit, thine house, and when thou walk- Prov. xv, 5. A fool despiseth his

might be partakers of bis D est by the way, when thou liest father's instruction: but he that down, and when thou risest up. regardeth reproof is prudent.

AND ESPECIALLY TO Deut. xxxi, 12, 13. Gather the Prov. xxvii, 11. My son, be wise,

THEM THE MEANING people together, men, and women, and make my heart glad, that

RELIGIOUS ORDINAN and children, and thy stranger may answer him that reproacheth that is within thy gates, that they' me.

Exod. xii, 25-97. And I

come to pass, when ye le

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and which the LORD will dren make our children cease And Isaac his father said unto a, according as he hath from fearing the LORD.

him, Who art thou? And he said, 4, that ye shall keep this

I am thy son, thy first-born, Esau. And it shall come to VALUE OF SUCH INSTRUC- And Isaac trembled very exceedben your children shall

TION.

ingly, and said, Who? where is he

that hath taken you, What mean yo by

venison, and Prov. x, 1. The Proverbs of rice? That ye shall say, Solomon. A wise son maketh a brought it me, and I have eaten & sacrifice of the LORD'S glad father: but a foolish son is the have blessed him? yea, and he

of all before thou camest, and , who passed over the heaviness of his mother. the children of Israel in

shall be blessed. And when Esau when he smote the Egyp

Prov. xv, 20. A wise son maketh heard the words of his father, he d delivered our louses. a glad father: but a foolish man cried with a great and exceeding people bowed the head, despiseth his mother.

bitter cry, and said unto his father, shilpped.

Prov. xvil, 21, 25. He that be- Bless me, even me also, O my xlil, 14-16. And it shall getteth a fool doeth it to his sor- father! And he said, Thy' brother

thy son asketh thee in row; and the father of a fool hath came with subtilty, and hath come, saying, What is no joy.. A foolish son is a grief to taken away thy blessing. And he thou shalt say unto him, his father, and bitterness to her said, Is not he rightly named

Jacob? for he hath supplanted me gth of hand the LORD that bare him. us out from Egypt, from Prov. xix, 26. He that wasteth these two times: he took away e of bondage: And it came his father, and chaseth away his my birthright; and, behold, now when Pharaoh would mother, is a son that causeth he hath taken away my blessing. t us go, that the LORD shame, and bringeth reproach.

And he said, Hast thou not re

served a blessing for me? And the first-born in the land Prov. xxii, 6. Train up a child

Isaac answered and said unto both the first-born of in the way he shonld go; and Esau, Behold, I have made him 7 the first-born of beast: when

he is old, he will not depart thy lord, and all his brethren have I sacrifice to the LORD from it.

I given to him for servants; and peneth the matrix, being

Prov. xxiil, 15, 16, 24, 25. My with corn and wine have ut all the first-born of my son, if thine heart be wise, my tained him: and what shall I do I redeem. And it shall heart shall rejoice, even mine; now unto thee, my son?

And token upon thine hand, Yea, my reins shall

' rejoice when Esau said unto his father, Hast frontlets between thine thy lips speak right things. The thou but one blessing, my father? by strength of hand the father of the righteous shall bless me, even me also, O my aught us forth out of greatly rejoice; and he that be- father! And Esau lifted up his

getteth a wise child shall have joy voice, and wept. I, 32-34. And Moses of him. Thy father and thy be the thing which the mother shall be glad, and she that THE FAMILY PROPHECY amandeth, Fill an omer bare thee shall rejoice.

OF JACOB. e kept for your genera. Prov. xxviii, 24. Whoso robbeth Gen. xlix, 1-28. And Jacob

they may see the bread his father or his mother, and called unto his sons, and said, th I have fed you in the saith, It is no transgression; the Gather yourselves together, that 25, when I brought you same is the companion of a de- 1 may tell you that which shall n the land of Egypt. And stroyer.

befall you in the last days. Gather ald unto Aaron, Take a

Prov. xxx, 11. There is a gener- yourselves together and hear, ye put an omer full of manna ation that curseth their father, sons of Jacob; and hearken unto ind lay it up before the and doth not bless their mother.

Israel your father. Reuben, thou be kept for your generathe LORD commanded

180. 1, 2. Hear, O heavens; and art my first-born, my might, and Aaron laid it up before give ear, o earth: for the LORD the beginning of my strength, the Imony, to be kept.

hath spoken, I have nourished and excellency of dignity, and the exbrought up children, and they cellency of power:

Unstable as 1, 22-24. Then ye shall have rebelled against me.

water, thou shalt not excel; bechildren know, Baying,

cause thou wentest up to thy me over this Jordan on PATERNAL BLESSINGS.

father's bed; then defiledst thou · For the LORD your God

it: he went up to my couch. Gen. ix, 24-27. And Noah awoke Simeon and Levi are brethren; the waters of Jordan from his wine, and knew what bis instruments of cruelty are in their fore you, until ye were younger son had done unto him. habitations. O my soul, come not wer, as the LORD your And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a thou into their secret; unto their to the Red sea, which he servant of servants shall he be assembly, mine honour, be not from before us, until we unto his brethren. And he said, thou united! for in their anger de over, That all the Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; they slew a man, and in their selfthe earth might know the and Canaan shall be his servant. will they digged down a wall, the LORD, that it is God shall enlarge Japheth, and Cursed be their anger, for it was that ye night fear the he shall dwell in the tents of flerce; and their wrath, for it was ur God for ever.

Shem; and Canaan shall be his cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, X1, 24, 26. And if we have servant.

and scatter them in Israel. Judah, ir done it for fear of this Gen. XXVII, 10, 29, 32-88. And thou art he whom thy brethren aying, In time to come thou shalt bring it to thy father, shall praise: thy hand shall be ildren might speak unto that he may eat, and that he may in the neck of thine enemies; thy Idren, saying, What have bless thee before his death. Let father's children shall bow down lo with the LORD God of people serve thee, and nations before thee. Judah is a lion's For the LORD hath made bow down to thee: be lord overwhelp: from the prey, my son, A border between us and thy brethren, and let thy mother's thou art gone up: he stooped children of Reuben, and sons bow down to thee: cursed be down, he couched as a lion, and

of Gard; ye have no part every one that curseth thee, and as an old lion; who shall rouse LOED: No sball your chil- 1 blessed be le that blesseth thee.' him up? The sceptre shall not

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