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Of the Book of

RUT H.\

CHAP. I.

I Elimclech driven by Famine into Moab, dieth there. 6 Netami returning borne, 14 Ruth accompanieth hex.

CHAP. II.

I Ruth gleaneth in the Fields of Boaz: 4 He taketh knowledge ef her, 8 and fljeweth her great Favour.

CHAP. HI.

1 By Naomi's Instruction, 5 Ruth Heth at Boaz his Feet% 8 Boaz acknowledged the Right of a Kinsman.

CHAP. IV.

1 Boaz calleth into judgment the next Kinsman; $ Hf refusing the Redemption, 1 o Boaz marrieth hery

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Of the First Book of

SAMUEL.

CHAP. I.

I Elkana and bis two Wives. 9 Hannah's Prayer. 19 Samuel is born, 24 and presented to the Lord.

firr. 1. fl B|OW tnere was a certain Man, and his

Name was Elkana:

2 And he had two Wives, the Name of the one was Hannah, and the Name of the other Peninnah: She had Children, but Hannah had no Child.

3 And this Man went up yearly to worship in Shiloh; and the two Sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the Priests of the Lord, were there.

4 And when the Time was that Elkanah offered, he gave

to to Peninnah his Wise, and to all her Sons and her Daughters Portions.

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5 But unto Hannah he gave a worthy Portion: for he loved Hannah:

6 And her Adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had shut up her Womb.

7 And as he did so Year by Year, when she went up to the House of the Lord, so she provoked her; therefore she wept, and did net eat.

8 Then said Elkanah her Husband to her, Hannah, why weepest thou? and why eatest thou not? and why is thy Heart grieved? am not I better to thee than ten Sons?

9 So Hannah rofe up aster they had eaten in Shiloh, and aster they had drunk: (now Eli the Priest sat upon a Seat by a Post of the Temple of the Lord.)

Io m And she was in Bitterness of Soul, and

Prayed unto the Lord, and wept fore.

11 And she vowed a Vow, and said, O Lord of Hosts, k" thou wilt indeed look on the Affliction of thine Handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine Handmaid, but wilt pive unto thine Handmaid a Man-child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the Days of his Lise, and there shall no Razor come upon his Head.

12 And it came to pass as she continued Praying before the Lord, that Eli marked her Mouth.

13 Now Hannah, she Spa K E in her Heart, only her Lips moved, but her Voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken.

14. And Eli said unto her,

» Jtmei v. ij Is any among you Afflicted i let him I'ray. Is any Merry } let him Sinq Psalms.

Is And the Prater of Faith shall save the Sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed Sins, they Hull be forgiven him.

17 Elias was a Man subject to like P.sTions as we aie, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain: and it rained not on the Earth by the Space of three Years, and tea Months.

11 And he prayed again, and the Heaven gave Rain, and the Earth brought fonh her Fiuit.

Philip, iv. 6 Be caresol for nothing: but in Every Thing by Prayer and Supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your Requests be Made known unto God.

7 And the Peace of God, which

PAS5ETH All UNDERSTAND1NG, shall

xEep your H Farts and Minds through Christ Jesus.

1 Jthn v. 14 And this is the ConFidence that we have in Him, that if we Ask any thing according to hi* Will, he heareth us.

15 And if we Know that he Hear. us, whatsoever we as.k, we know thac we have the Petitions that we defired of him.

Ms'k xi 24 Therefore I say unto you, What Things soever ye defire

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How long wist thou be drun- when ye PRAY» belieTe ,ll« yi *«• ken? put away thy Wine «ivk Ihsm, and ye Call h.TM T«*

from thee.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my Lord, I am a Woman of a sorrowsul Spirit: I have drunk neither* Wine nor Strong Drink, but have Poured Out my Soul. before the Lord.

16 Count not thine Handmaid for a Daughter of Belial: for out of the abundance of my Complaint and Grief have* I spoken hitherto.

17 Then Eli answered and said, Go in Peace: and the God of Israel grant thee thy Petition that thou hast alkecf of him.

18 And she said, Let thy Handmaid find Grace in thy fight. So the Woman went her way, and did eat, and hef Countenance was no more sad.

19 And they rofe up in the Morning early, and worshipped before the Lord, and returned and came to their House" to Ramah: and Elkanah knew Hannah his Wise, and the Lord remembred her.

20 Wherefore it came to pass when the Time was come about, aster Hannah had conceived, that she bare a Son, and called his Name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.

2i And the Man Elkanah and all his House went up to offer unto the Lord the yearly Sacrifice, and his Vow.

22 But Hannah went not up; for she said unto her Husband, I will not go up until the Child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, and there abide for ever.

23 And Elkanah her Husband said unto her, Do what seemeth thee good, tarry until thou have weaned him, only the Lord establish his Word: so the Woman abode, and gave her Son Suck until she weaned him.

24 And when she had weaned him, she took him up with her, with three Bullocks, and one Ephah of Flour, and a Bottle of Wine, and brought him unto the House of th« Lord in Shiloh: and the Child was young.

25 And they brought the Child to Eli.

26 And she said, O my Lord, as thy Soul liveth, my Lord, I am the Woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord.

»7 For ^ 27 For this Child I prayed; and the Lord hath given me my Petition which I asked ef him:

28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord as long as he liveth, he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.

CHAP. I!.

1 Hannah's Song. 12 The Sin of Eli's Sons: 18 Samuel's Ministry, zj A Prophecy against Eli's House.

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]\ ed and said Mv hath the LoRD DEAlT wi,h me» •» X J. ea, ana said, My the Days wherein he Looked on me,

Heart REJOYCETH in the 10 take away my Reproach from a

Lord, rfiine Horn is exalted monS Men.

in the Lord: my Mouth is enlarged over mine Enemies:

because I rejoice in thy Salvation.

2 ° There is none Holy as • ^». Xi. 4 Who shall not Fea* the Lord: for there is none ,hee» ° L°rd, and Glorify thy" befide thee:: neither is there "ffÆSSft^,., any Kock like our God. me. o Lord: foi 1 Crv unco thee

3 Talk no more so exceed- ^'tying proudly, let not Arrogancy come out of your Mouth: for the Lord is a God of Knowledge, and by him Actions are weighed.

4 The Bows of the rhighty Men are broken, and they that stumbled are girt with Strength.

5 They that were sull, have hired out themselves sot1 Bread ; 'and they that were hungry, ceased: so that the Barfen hath born seven; and she that hath many Children, is Waxed seeble.

6 The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the Grave, and bringeth up.

8 P He Raiseth up the _r. , Poor out of the Dust, and J^cSVe ZSTSESZ

llfteth up the Beggar from West, nor from the South.

the Dun&hil, to set them a- 7 But GoD " th<! JUDGE: ne w

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mong Princes, and to make IHEK. vp

them INHERIT the Throne s I w'H declare for ever; I will

of Glory : for the Pillars *1NO far,vt f° the Go? °f J*cob

r., T- .., T , 1O A" ,ne Horns of the Wicked

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