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that toere in Beth-el, and that four-footed beasts, and creeping! 2 Kings xxl, 7. And he set were in Dan. things.

graven image of the grove t

II. 2 Kings xviii, 4. He removed

he had made in the bouse, the high places, and brake the SCENES AND MODES OF | which the LORD said to Da Images, and cut down the groves, | IDOLATROUS WORSHIP.

and to Solomon his son, Intl and brake in pieces tho brasen

house, and in Jerusalem, wh!

Ir-GROVES AND HIGH PLACES. TO serpent that Moses had made:

I have chosen ont of all tribes

Deut. xvi, 21. Thou shalt not tor unto those days the children

Israel, will I put my name | plant thee a grove of any trees of Israel did burn incense to it;

ever. near unto the altar of the LORD and he called it Nehushtan. thy God, which thou shalt make

2 Kings xxi, 6-8. And 2 Ohron. xiii, 8. And now ye thee.

brought out the grove from think to withstand the kingdom

house of the LORD, without Je

1 Kings ill, 2.3. Only the people of the LORD in the hand of the

salem, unto the brook Kidr sacrificed in high places, because sons of David; and ye be a great

and burnt it at the brook Kidri there was no house built unto the multitude, and there are with you

and stamped it small to pond golden calves, which

name of the LORD, until those Jeroboam

and cast the powder thereof w days. And Solomon loved the made you for gods.

the graves of the children of LORD, walking in the statutes of Neh. ix, 18. Yea, when they had | David his father: only he sacri

I people. And he brake dowa made them a molten calf, and said,

houses of the sodomites, that ficed and burnt incense in high

by the house of the LORD, 10 This is thy god that brought thee

places. up out of Egypt, and had wrought

1 Kings xiv, 22, 23. And Judah the grove. And he brougtut great provocations.

did evil in the sight of the LORD, the priests out of the cister P8. cvi, 19, 20. They made a and they provoked him to jealousy Judah, and defiled the high calf in Horeb, and worshipped with their sins which they had where the priests had buret the golden image. Thus they committed, above all that their cense, from Geba to Beerchanged their glory into the simili-fathers had done. For they also and brake down the high tude of an ox that eateth grass. built them high places, and im- of the gates that were in the

ages, and groves, on every high tering in of the gate of Josh Ezek. vill, 7-10. And he brought

bill, and under every geen tree. governor of the city, which me to the door of the court; and, when I looked, behold a hole in 1 Kings xvi, 33. And Ahab on a man's left hand at the e the wall. Then said he unto me,

made a grove; and Ahab did of the city.

more to provoke the LORD God of Son of man, dig now in the wall:

2 Chron. xiv, 3, 5. For ho and, when I had digged in the Israel to anger than all the kings

away the altars of the stre wall, behold a door. And he said id l of Israel that were before him.

gods, and the high places unto me Go in, and behold the 2 Kings xil, 3. But the high brake down the images and wicked abominations that they do | places were not taken away: the down the groves. Also be here. So I went in and saw; and, | people still sacrificed and burnt away ont of all the cities of Jo behold, every form of creeping | incense in the high places.

the high places and the im things, and abominable beasts, and 2 Kings xiil. 6. Nevertheless and the kingdom was quiet Lek all the idols of the house of Israel, they departed not from the sins him. pourtrayed upon the wall round of the house of Jeroboam, who 2 Chron. xvii, 8. Ard his ha about.

made Israel sin, but walked was lifted up in the ways of Hosen viil. 5. Thy call. O Sa- therein: and there remained the LORD: moreover, he took a maria, hath cast thee off; mine grove also in Samaria.)

the high places and groves ou anger is kindled against them:

2 Kings xiv, 4. Howbeit the Jadah. how long will it be ere they attain high places were not taken away; | 2 Chron. xix, 3. Neverthe to innocency?

as yet the people did sacrifice and there are good things found Hosea x. 5.6. The inhabitants of burnt incense on the high places. | thee, in that thou hast taken as Samaria sball fear because of the 2 Kings xv, 35. Howbeit the the groves out of the land, calves of Beth-aven: for the high places were not removed: hast prepared thine heart to people thereof shall mourn over the people sacrificed and burnt God. it, and the priests thereof that re- incense still in the high places. 2 Chron. xx, 33. How beitt joiced on it, for the glory thereof, He built the higher gate of the high places were not taken & because it is departed from it. It house of the LORD.

for as yet the people had butc! shall be also carried unto Assyria

2 Kings xvi, 4. And he sacrificed pared their hearts into for a present to king Jareb: Eph

and burnt incense in the high of their fathers. raim shall receive shame, and

places, and on the hills, and under Israel shall be ashamed of his own

2 Chron. xxi, 11. More every green tree.

made bigh places in the counsel,

2 Kings xvii, 9-11. And the chil- tains of Judah, and caused 0 Acts vil, 41. And they made al

| dren of Israel did secretly those inbabitants of Jerusalem to calf in those days, and offered

things that were not right against mit fornication, and compe sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced

the LORD their God, and they Judah thereto. in the works of their own hands.

bullt them high places in all their 2 Chron. xxiv, 18. And Rom. 1, 21-23. Because that, cities, from the tower of the

left the house of the Lord when they knew God, they glori watchmen to the fenced city. And

their fathers, and served our fled him not as God, neither were they set them up images and

and idols: and wrath came thankful; but became vain in their groves in every high hill, and

Judah and Jerusalem imaginations, and their foolish under every green tree: And

for

their trespass. heart was darkened. Professing there they burnt incense in all

| themselves to be wise, they be- | the high places, as did the heathen ?

2 Chron, xxvill, 1. He came fools. And changed the whom the LORD carried away be- I also add

also and burnt incense glory of the uncorruptible God fore them; and wrought wicked high places, and on the hills into au Image made like to cor-things to provoke the LORD to

made like to cor. I things to 'provoke the LORD to under every green tree. ruptible man and to birds, and I anger.

Isa. xvii, 8And be

ibe to the altars, the work of bls 2 Kings xxiil, 15. Moreover, of his peace-offerings, upon the head, neither shall respect that the altar that was at Beth-el, and altar. And he brought also the which his fingers have made, the high place which Jeroboam brasen altar, which was before sther the groves or the images. the son of Nebat, who made Israel the LORD, from the forefront of

to sin, had made, both that altar the house, from between the altar Lea. IIV, 7. But if thou say to and the high place he brake and the house of the LORD, and we, We trust in the LORD our down, and burnt the high place, I put it on the north side of the God: " # not he whose high

and stamped it small to powder, altar. places and whoso altars Hezekiah and burnt the grove.

2 Kings xxi. 4. And he built bath taken away, and said to Wadah and to Jerusalem, Ye sball

1 Chron. 1. 9. 10. And when altars in the house of the LORD, of Forship before this altar?

they had stripped him, they took which the LORD said, in Jerusa

his head, and his armonr, and lem will I put my name. Ju.wil, 2. Whilst their chil

sent into the land of the Philistines 12 Kings xxiil, 12. And the altars areo remember when mon trees I their idols, and to the people: chamber Mamade and the altars dreo remember their altars and round about, to carry tidings into

that were on the top of the upper hele groves by the green trees

chamber of Ahaz, which the kings epoa the high hills. And they put his armour in the

of Judah had made, and the altars Jer. x. 5. They have built bouse of their gods, and fastened

which Manasseh had made, in the also the high places of Baal, to

his head in the temple of Dagon. two courts of the house of the bara their song with fire for Isa. xxvil 9. By this therefore LORD, did the king beat down and burut-offerings unto Baal, which shall the iniquity of Jacob be brake them down from thence, and I commanded not, nor spaket I purged; and this is all the fruit to

cast the dust of them into the Deither came it into my mind. take away his sin; when he mak

brook Kidron. Esct. vi, 13. Then shall ye

eth all the stones of the altar as 12 Chron. Xxx, 14. And they arose,

chalk-stones that are beaten in haow that I am the LORD, when

and took away the altars that sunder, the groves and images their stain mer. shall be among

were in Jerusalem, and all the their idols round about their shall not stand up.

altars for incense took they away, airs, upon every high hill, in all Jer. xi, 13. For according to the

and cast them into the brook the top of the mountains, and number of thy cities were thy

Kidron, der every green tree, and un code. O Judab; and according to 2 Chron. xxxiil. 4. 7. Also ho & every thick oak, the place the number of the streets of

built altars in the house of the Where they did offer sweet savour Jerusalem have ye set up altarg

LORD, whereof the Lord had said, to their idols.

to that shameful thing, even In Jerusalem sball my name be altars to burn incense unto Baal.

for ever. And he set a carved Exavi, 23. 24. And it came ta

Because image (the idol which he had , after all thy wickedness, Hosca viil. 11. 14.

made) in the house of God, of , woe unto tbee! saith the Ephraim hath made many altare

which God had said to David, and LA GOD.) That thou hast also to sin, altars shall be unto him to w sin.

to Solomon his son, In this house, onto thee an eminent place,

For Israel hath forgotten

and in Jerusalem, which I have his Maker, and buildeth temples; ad last made thee an bigh place

chosen before all the tribes of and Judah hath multiplied fenced etery street.

cities: but I will send a fire upon Israel, will I put my name for Eloseg . 8. The high places his cities, and it shall devour the

over. so of Aven, the sin of Israel, palaces thereof,

Jer. vii, 30. For the children of Ball be destroyed: the thorn and

Judah have done evil in my sight, te thistle shall come up on their

Amos fii, 13, 14. Hear ye, and

saith the LORD: they have set their wars, and they shall say to the I testify in the house of Jacob, saith

abominations in the house which bontains, Cover us: and to the the Lord God, the God of hosts,

is called by my name, to pollute Nia Vall on us. That in the day that I shall visit

it. the transgressions of Israel upon Heah y, 14. And I will pluck

him. I will also visit the altary of Jer. xxxii, 34. But they set their way groves out of the midst of Beth-el: and the horns of the abominations in the house which FOR, 80 wil s destroy thy cities. altars shall be cut off, and fall to is called by my name, to defile it. (Se under EARTH, Page 182.) the ground,

Exek. v, 11. Wherefore, as I

live, saith the Lord God, Surely. DESECRATION OF GOD's TEMPLE. because thou hast defiled my 2-TEMPLES AND ALTARS.

sanctuary with all thy detestable 2 Kings xvi, 10-14. And king Judges is. 27. And they went | Ahaz went to Damascus to meet

things, and with all thiae abomin. 0 into the fields, and gathered Tiglath-pileser king of Assyria,

ations, therefore will I also diminTeir vineyards, and trode the and saw an altar that was at

ish thee; neither shall mine eye grapes, and made merry, and Damascus: and king Ahaz sent to

spare, neither will I have any went into the house of their god, Urijah the priest the fashion of phy. and did eat and drink, and cursed the altar, and the pattern of it. ' Ezek, viil, 5, 6. Then said he Abimelech.

according to all the workmanship unto me, Son of man, lift up thine 1 Kings xvi. 82. And he reared

thereof. And Urijah the priest eyes now the way toward the

built an altar according to all that | north. So I lifted up mine eyes sy en altar for Baal in the house

king Ahaz had sent from Damas the way toward the north, and Baal, which he had built in buzaria.

cus: 80 Urijah the priest made it behold northward at the gate of

against king Ahaz came from the altar this image of jealousy in 2 Kings 1. 21. And Jebu sent | Damascus. And when the king | the entry. He said furthermore trough all Israel: and all the was come from Damascus, the unto me, Son of man, seest thou worshippera of Baal came, so that king saw the altar; and the king what they do? even the great abothere was not a man left that came approached to the altar. and minations that the house of Israel Do And they came into the offered thereon. And he burnt committeth here, that I should go konse of Baal; and tbe house of his burnt-offering and his meat- far off from my sanctuary? But Raal was fall from one end to offering, and poured his drink-turn thee yet again, and thou Bother.

offering, and sprinkled the blood shalt see greater abominations.

3.-IDOLATROUS OFFICE | Ahaz commanded Urijah the god hath delivered Samson 01 BEARERS AND THEIR priest, saying, Upon the great enemy into our hand. And whe

altar burn the morning burnt the people saw him, they prais VESTMENTS.

offering, and the evening meat-their god; for they said, Onr Judges viil, 27. And Gideon

offering and the king's burnt hath delivered into our hands on made an ephod thereof, and put it

sacrifice, and his meat-offering. enemy, and the destroyer of of in his city, even in Ophrah; and all

with the burnt-offering of all country, which slew many of u Israel went thither a whoring

the people of the land, and 1 Kings xi, 33. Because the after it: which thing became a their meat - offering, and their they have forsaken me, and ha! snare unto Gideon, and to his

drink-offerings; and sprinkle upon worshipped Ashtoreth the godde house.

it all the blood of the burnt-offer- l of the Zidonians, Chemoshu Judges xvii. 6. And the man ing, and all the blood of the sacri

the mening, and all the blood of the sacri- l god of the Moabites, and Milod Micah' had an house of gods, and fice: and the brasen altar shall be the god of the children of Amud made an ephod, and teraphim, and for me to enquire by. Thus did and have not walked in my way consecrated one of his sons, who Urijah the priest, according to all to do that which is right in mit became his priest.

that king Ahaz commanded. eyes, and to keep my statutes at Judges xviii, 18-21. And these 2 Kings xvii, 32. So they feared my judgments, as did David ! went into Micah's house, and the LORD, and made unto them- | father. fetched the carved image, the selves of the lowest of them 1 Kings xviii, 25, 26. And Elij ephod, and the teraphim, and the priests of the high places, which said unto the prophets of Ba molten image. Then said the sacrificed for them in the houses Choose you one bullock for you priest unto them, What do ye? of the high places.

selves, and dress it first, for And they said unto him, Hold tlay

2 Chron. xill, 9. Have yo not

are many; and call on the nat peace, lay thine hand upon thy cast out the priests of the LORD,

of your gods, but put no 1 mouth, and go with us, and be to

under. And they took the balla the sons of Aaron, and the Levites, us & father and a priest: is it and have made you priests after

which was given them, and the better for thee to be a priest unto

dressed it, and called on the nat the manner of the nations of other the house of one man, or that thou

of Baal from morning even un lands? so that whosoever cometh be a priest unto a tribe and a to consecrate himself with a young

noon, saying, O Baal, heart family in Israel? And the priest's

But there was no voice, nor 21 bullock and seven rams, the same heart was glad, and he took the may be a priest of them that are

that answered. And they leap ephod, and the teraphim, and the

upon the altar which was made. graven image, and went in the

no gods. midst of the people. So they

Ewek. xvi, 18. And tookest thy 1 Kings xx, 10. And Ben-hadi turned and departed, and put the broidered garments, and cover

sent unto him, and said, T little ones, and the cattle, and the edst them; and thou hast set mine | gods do so unto me, and me oil and mine incense before them.

also, if the dust of Samaria si carriage before them,

suflice for handfuls for all d 1 Kings xil, 31. And he made an

people that follow me. house of high places, and made

4.-RELIGIOUS WORSHIP

2 Kings xvil, 12. For they were priests of the lowest of the people.

PAID TO IDOLS. which were not of the sons of

ed idols, whereof the LORD

E.cod. xxxii, 7, 8. And the LORD said unto them, Ye shall not Levi. said unto Moses, Go, get thee

this thing, 1 Kings xi 34. After this down; for thy people, which thou thing Jeroboam returned not broughtest out of the land of

Isa. 11, 8. Their land also is for

of idols; they worship the work from his evil way, but made again Egypt, have corrupted themselves: of the lowest of the people priests | They have turned aside quickly

their own hands, that which the of the high places: whosoever out of the way which I command

own fingers bave made. would, ho consecrated him, and ed them; they have made them a

Jer. v, 7. How shall I pard he became one of the priests of | molten calf, and have worshipped

thee for this? thy children hat the bigh places. And this thing it, and have sacrificed thereunto,

forsaken me, and sworn by the became sin unto the house of Jero and said, These be thy gods, 0

that are no gods: when I had boam, even to cut it off, and to Israel, which have brought thee

them to the full, they then cm destroy it from of the face of the l out of the land of Egypt.

mitted adultery, and assembly earth.

Num. xxv, 2, 3. And they called

themselves by troops in the ba 1 Kings xviii, 20, 22. So Ahab the people unto the sacrifices of

lots' houses. sent unto all the children of Israel, I their gods: and the people did eat,

Daniel iil, 2-7, 13-15. Tv and gathered the prophets to- and bowed down to their gods.

Nebuchadnezzar the king sent gether unto mount Carmel. Then And Israel joined himself unto

gather together the princes, 2 said Elijah unto the people, I, even Baal-peor: and the anger of the

governors, and the captains, I only, remain a prophet of the

judges, the treasurers, the cot! LORD; but Baal's prophets are four

sellors, the sheriffs, and all u hundred and fifty men.

Judges x, 6. And the children

rulers of the provinces, to 000 of Israel did evil again in the

to the dedication of the ims 1 Kings xxil, 10. And the king

0. And the king sight of the LORD, and served which Nebuchadnezzar the kir of Israel and Jehoshapliat the king | Baalim, and Ashtaroth, and the

had set up. Then the pripo of Judah, sat each on his throne, gods of Syria, and the gods of the governors, and captains, u having put on their robes, in a Zidon, and the gods of Moab, and

judges, the treasurers, the con void place in the entrance of the the gods of the children of Am

sellors, tho sheriffs, and all t gute of Samarla; and all the promon, and the gods of the Philis

rulers of the provinces, WE phets prophesied before them. tines, and forsook the LORD, and gathered together unto the des 2 Kings X, 22. And he said unto served not him.

cation of the image that Nebucha him that was over the vestry, Judges xvi. 23. 24. Then the nezzar the king had set up a Bring forth vestments for all the lords of the Philistines gathered they stood before the image the worshippers of Baal, And be them together for to offer a great | Nebuchadnezzar bad set up. Tbe brought them forth vestments.

sacrifice unto Dagon their god, | an herald cried aloud, To you 2 Kings xvi, 15, 16. And king and to rejoice: for they said, Our is commanded, 0 people, natius

2 Kings 1,22: over the vestry wis of the Phili

e heard

1 Kingdained a reitteenth day know that

and multiples

nguages. That at what time I saw it, he built an altar before it; 1 them for a sweet savour: and thus ar the sound of the cornet, and Aaron made proclamation, it was, saith the Lord God. barp, sackbut, psaltery, and said, To-morrow is a feast to! Ezek. XX. 28. For when I had ler and all kinds of musick, the LORD.

brought them int) the land, for I down and worship the Exod. xxxiv, 15. Lest thou the which I lifted up mine hand to image that Nebuchad

make a covenant with the inhabl- give it to them, then they saw the king hath set up. And tants of the land, and they go a every high hill, and all the thick falleth not down and wor

whoring after their gods, and do trees, and they offered there their th, shall the same hour be

sacrifice unto their gods, and one sacrifices, and there they presentto the midst of a burning

call thee, and thou eat of his ed the provocation of their offertrnace. Therefore at that sacrifice.

ing: there also they made their hen all the people heard

1 Kings xii, 32, 33. And Jero sweet savour, and poured out iod of the cornet, flute, boam ordained a feast in the

there their drink offerings. ackbot, psaltery, and all

eight month, on the fifteenth day Hosea il, 8, 13. For she did not of musick, all the people,

of the month, like unto the feast know that I gave her corn, and ions, and the languages,

that is in Judah; and he offered wine, and oil, and multiplied her and worshipped the

upon the altar, (80 did he in silver and gold, which they preimage that Nebuchad

Beth-el) sacrificing unto the pared for Baal, And I will visit he king had set up. Then

calves that he had made; and he upon her the days of Baalim, -inezzar, in his rage and

placed in Beth-el the priests of the wherein she burnt incense to mmanded to bring Shad

high places which he had made. them, and she decked herself eshach, and Abed-nego.

So he offered upon the altar wlth her ear-rings and her jewels, bey brought these men

which he had made in Beth-el the and she went after her lovers, se king. Nebuchadnezzar

fifteenth day of the eighth month, and forgat me, saith the LORD. od said unto them, Is it even in the month which he had

| Hosca iv, 19. The wind hath Shadrach, Meshach, and devised of his own heart; and

bound her up in her wings, and 80, do not ye serve my

ordained a feast unto the chilX worship the golden

they shall be ashamed because of dren of Israel: and he offered upon their sacrifices. vich I have set up? Now,

the altar, and burnt inceuse. ready, that at what time

Hosea xi, 2. As they called the sound of the cornet, 2 Kings X, 18-20. And Jehu them, so they went from them; P. sackbut, psaltery, and gathered all the people together, they sacrificed unto Baalim, and and all kinds of musick, and said unto them, Ahab served burnt incense to graven images. down and worship the Baal a little, but Jehu shall serve Hosea xii. 11. Is there iniquity hich I have made, well: him much. Now therefore call in Gilead? surely they are vanity: wurship not. ve shall be unto me all the prophets of Baal, I they sacrifice bullocks in Gilgal: ame hour into the midst all his servants, and all his priests; ' vea their altare are as beans in ning fiery furnace; and

let none be wanting: for I have a the furrows of the fields. At God that shall deliver great sacrifice to do to Baal; who

1 Cor. viii, 7, 10. Howbeit there is f my hands? soever shall be wanting, he shall

not in every man that knowledge: not live. But Jehu did it in 4. They drank wine, and

for some with conscience of the subtilty, to the intent that he he gods of gold, and of

idol unto this hour eat it as a brass, of iron, of wood, might destroy the worshippers of

thing offered unto an idol; and Baal. And Jehu said, Proclaim a

their conscience being weak is solemn assembly for Baal. And Hil, 2. And now they sin

defiled. For if any man see theo they proclaimed it. | more, and have made

which hast knowledge sit at meat en images of their silver, Isa, lvii, 6. Among the smooth

in the idol's temple, shall not the according to their own

stones of the stream is thy por conscience of him which is weak ding, all of it the work tion; they, they are thy lot: even to be emboldened to eat those things raftsmen; they say of

them hast thou poured a drink- / which are offered to idols. the men that sacrifice

offering, thou hast offered a
meat-offering. Should I receive 7.-HUMAN SACRIFICES
comfort in these?

OFFERED TO IDOLS. il, 14. They that swear

Isa. lxv, 3. A people that proof Samaria, and say,

Lev. xviii, 21. And thou shalt voketh me to anger continually not let any of thy seed pass O Dan, liveth; and, The

to my face; that sacrificeth in through the fire to Molech, Beer-sheba liveth; even

gardens, and burneth incense neither shalt thou profane the Iall, and never rise up upon altars of brick.

name of thy God: I am the LORD. Jer. xlviil, 35. Moreover, I will Lev. xx, 2-5. Again, thou shalt L Then shall his mind

cause to cease in Moab, saith the say to the children of Israel, ad be shall pass over,

LORD, him that offereth in the | Whosoever he be of the children d, imputing this his

high places, and him that burneth o his god.

of Israel, or of the strangers that incense to his gods.

sojourn in Israel, that giveth any , 28, 37. And when they

of his seed unto Molech, he shall Ezek. viii, 11. And there stood | He sayings, they were

surely be put to death: the people wth, and cried out, saybefore them seventy men of the

of the iand shall stone him with is Diana of the Epheancients of the house of Israel.

stones. And I will set my face for ye have brought and in the midst of them stood

against that man, and will cut ese men, which are Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan,

him off from among his people; bbers of churches, nor with every man bis censer in his

because he hath given of his seed erners of your goddess. hand; and a thick cloud of incense

unto Molech, to defile my sancwent up.

tuary, and to profane my holy FICES OFFERED TO

Ezek. xvi, 19. My meat also name. And if the people of the

which I gave thee, fine flour, and land do any wise hide their eyes IDOLS.

oil, and honey, wherewith I fed from the man, when he giveth of (2.1, 5. And when Aaron' théo, thou hast even set it before I his seed unto Molech, and kill

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ings 111. 27. Then no have of Israel? As Illine enquired of by keek after wizards, con saur

him not: Then I will set my face hast taken thy sons and thy | Elljah had spoken; and Jehom against that man, and against his daughters whom thou hast born reigned in his stead, in the sea family, and will cut him off, and unto me, and these hast thou sa-l year of Jehoram the son of all that go a whoring after him, crificed unto them to be devoured. hoshaphat king of Judah; beca to commit whoredom with Molech, Is this of thy whoredoms a small he had no son. from among their people.

matter. That thou hast slain my

children, and delivered them to CONSULTATION IN VARIO 2 Kings ill, 26. And when the

cause them to pass through the king of Moab saw that the battle

FORMS. fire for them. was too sore for him, he took

WITCHCRAFT. with him seven hundred men

Ezek. XX, 31. For when yo offer

Exod. xxii, 18. Thou shall that drew swords. to break your gifts, when ye make your

suffer a witch to live. through even unto the king of

sons to pass through the fire, ye Edom; but they could not.

pollute yourselves with all your! Lev. xix, 26, 31. Ye shall not idols, even unto tbis day: and shall any thing with the blood, Del

shall ye use enchantment, por his eldest son, that should have of Israel? As I live, saith the Lord | serve times. Regard not a reigned in his stead, and offered

that have familiar spirits, Bes him for a burnt-offering upon the you. wall. And there was great indig. | Ezek, xxlil, 39. For when they

by them: I am the LORD your nation against Israel: and they

had slain their children to their Lev. xx, 27. A man ale departed from him, and returned

idols, then they came the same woman, tbat hath a familiar to their own land.'

day into my sanctuary to profane or that is a wizard, shall sort 2 Kings xvi, 3. But he walked in it; and, lo, thus have they done input to death: they shalla the way of the kings of Israel, | the midst of mine house.

them with stones their yea, and made his son to pass Micah vi. 7. Will the LORD be!

shall be upon them. through the fire, according to the

le pleased with thousands of rams, Deut. xviii, 10-12. There abominations of the heathen,

| or with ten thousands of rivers of not be found among you or whom the LORD cast out from be

oil? shall I give my first-born for that maketh his son or his fore the children of Israel.

my transgression, the fruit of my ter to pass through the fin 2 Kings xvii, 17, 18. And they body for the sin of my soul,

that useth divination, or AB caused their sons and their daugh

server of times, or an enda fers to pass through the nire, andlo-CONSULTATION OF IDOLS or å Witch, Or & charme used divination and enchantments,

consulter with familiar spir! and sold themselves to do evil in

2 Kings i, 2-6, 16, 17. And Aha

a wizard, or a necromancer the sight of the LORD, to provoke ziah fell down through a lattice in

all that do these things ar him to anger. Therefore the his upper chamber that was in

abomination unto the Log LORD was very angry with Israel, Samaria, and was sick: and he

because of these abominatio and removed them out of his sent messengers, and said unto

LORD thy God doth drive sight; there was none left but the them, Go, enquire of Baal-zebub

out from before thee. tribe of Judah only.

the god of Ekron whether I shall

recover of this disease. But the 2 Kings ix, 22. And it as 2 Kings xxi, 6. And he (Manas

angel of the LORD said to Elijah pass, when Joram saw Jebg seh) made his son to pass through the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet

he said, Is it peace, Jebe the fire, and observed times, and

the messengers of the king of he answered, What peace. used enchantments, and dealt with

Samaria, and say unto them, Is it as the whoredoms of thy familiar spirits and wizards; he

not because there is not a God in Jezebel and her witchcra wrought much wickedness in the

Israel, that ye go to enquire of 80 many? sight of the LORD, to provoke him Baal-zebub the god of Ekron? 2 Chron. xxxiII, 6. He More to anger,

Now therefore thus saith the observed times, and used en 2 Chron. xxviii, 3. Moreover he LORD, Thou shalt not come down ments, and used witcher [Ahaz) burnt incense in the valley from that bed on which thou art dealt with a familiar spirt of the son of Hinnom, and burnt gone up, but shalt surely die. And with wizards...... his children in the fire, after the Elijah departed. And when the

18a. viii, 19. And when abominations of the heathen whom messengers turned back unto him,

nim, shall say unto you, Seck the LORD had cast out before the he said unto them, Why are ye

them that have familiar children of Israel. now turned back? And they said

and unto wizards that pes Pe cyl 37 38 Yen they sacri. unto him, Thero came a man up

that mutter, should not & ficed their song and their daugh- to meet us, and said unto us, Go.

seek unto their God for the ters unto devils. And shed inno-turn again unto the king that sent

to the dead? cent blood, even the blood of their you, and say unto him, Thus saith they sacrificed unto the idols of not a God in Israel. that thon brought down, and shalt Canaan: and the land was polluted sendest to enquire of Baal-zebub l out of the ground, and to with blood.

shall be low out of the de the god of Ekron? therefore thou shalt not come down from that

thy voice shall be, as of Isa. Ivil, 5. Enflaming your

hath & familiar spirit, ous selves with

bed on which thou art gone up,
idols under every
but shalt surely die. And he said

ground, and thy speech green tree, slaying the children in unto him, Thus saith the LORD,

whisper out of the dust the valleys under the cliffs of the

Forasinuch as thou hast sent mes Jer. xxvil, 9. 10. Thr rocks.

sengers to enquire of Baal-zebub bearken not ye to your pro Jer. xxxii, 35. And they built

the god of Ekron, is it not because nor to your diviners, not to the high places of Baal, which are

there is no God in Israel to enquire dreamers, nor to your enca in the valley of the son of Ilin

of his word? therefore thou shalt nor to your sorcerers, nom, to cause their sons and their

not come down off that bed on speak unto yon, saying, yo! daughters to pass through the fire

which thou art gone up, but sbalt not serve the king of 3 unto Molech. . . .

surely die, So he died, according For they propbesy a be Ezek. XVI, 20, 21. Moreover, thou to the word of the Lord which you, to remove you far from

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