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LECTURE IV.
HISTORY OF DEBORAH 229

Judg. v. 1, 5.—Then sang Deborah, and Barak the son of Abinoam, on that day, saying, Praise ye the Lord for the avenging of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves. Hear, O ye kings; give ear, O ye princes: I, even I will sing unto the Lord; I will sing praise to the Lord God of Israel. Lord, when thou wentest out of Seir, when thou marchedst out of the field of Edom, the earth trembled, and the heavens dropped, the clouds also dropped water. The mountains melted from before the Lord, even that Sinai from before the Lord God of Israel.

LECTURE W.
HISTORY OF DEBORAH. 241

Judg. v. 12, 13.-Awake, awake, Deborah; awake, awake, utter a song: arise, Barak, and lead thy captivity captive, thou son of Abinoam. Then he made him that remaineth have dominion over the nobles among the people: the Lord made me have dominion over the mighty.

LECTURE WI.
HISTORY OF DEBORAH. 2.5%

Judg. v. 20, 21–They fought from heaven; the stars in their courses fought against Sisera. The river of Kishon swept them away, that ancient river, the river Kishon. O, my soul, thou hast trodden down strength.

LECTURE VII.
HISTORY OF RUTH. 26?

Ruth i. 1, 5.-Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Beth-le-hem-judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. And the name of the man was Elimelech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and the name of his two sons Mahlon and Chilion, Ephrathites of Beth-le-hem-judah. And they came into the country of Maob, and continued there. And Elimelech, Naomi's husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. And they took them wives of the women of Moab; the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: and they dwelled there about ten years.

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Ruthii. 1, 3–And Naomi had a kinsman of her husband's, a

mighty man of wealth, of the family of Elimelech; and

his name was Boaz. And Ruth, the Moabitess, said unto

Naomi, Let me now go to the field, and glean ears of corn

after him in whose sight I shall find grace, And she said

unto her, Go, my daughter. And she went, and came, and

gleaned in the field after the reapers; and her hap was to

light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz, who was

of the kindred of Elimelech.

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IECTURE XI.
HISTORY OF RUTH. 308

Ruth ii. 4.—And behold, Boaz came from Beth-lehem, and - said unto the reapers, The Lord be with you. And they answered him, The Lord bless thee.

LECTURE XII.
HISTORY OF RUTH. 3.19

Ruth ii. 5, 17-Then said Boaz unto his servant that was set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this? And the servant that was set over the reapers answered and said, It is the Moabitish damsel that came back with Naomi out of the country of Moab; and she said, I pray you, let me glean and gather after the reapers amongst the sheaves: so she came, and hath continued even from the morning urn. til now, that she tarried a little in the house. Then said Boaz unto Ruth, Hearest thou not, my daughter? Go no: to glean in another field, neither go from hence, but abide here fast by my maidens. Let thine eyes be on the field that they do reap, and go thou after them: have I not char. ged the young men that they shall not touch thee? And when thou art athirst, go unto the vessels, and drink of that which the young men have drawn. Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing that I am a stranger? And Boaz answered and said unto her, It hath fully been showed me all that thou hast done unto thy mother-in-law since the death of thine husband: and how thou hast left thy father and thy mother, and the land of thy nativity, and art come unto a people which thou knewest not heretofore. The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. Then she said, Let me find favour in thy sight my lord; for that thou hast comforted me, and for that thou hast spoken friendly unto thine handmaid, though I be not like unto one of thine handmaidens. And Boaz said unto her, At meal-time come thou hither, and eat of the bread and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. And she sat beside the reapers; and he reached her parched corn, and she did eat, and was sufficed, and left. And when she was risen up to glean, Boaz commanded his young men, saying, Let her glean even among the sheaves, and reproach her not; and let fall also some of the handfuls of purpose for her, and leave them that she may glean them, and rebuke her not.

LECTURE XV.

HISTORY OF HANNAH THE MOTHER OF

SAMUEL. 354;

i Sam. i. 1, 8.—Now there was a certain man of Ramath-
aim-zophim, of mount Ephraim, and his name was Elka-

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