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he, &c. said, I go, Sir; and went The similitude of one asking bread not: whether of them twain did the to entertain a friend, and obtaining will of his father? &c. The parable by importunity, though not for love, of the man who planted a vineyard, &c. When the strong man armed and hedged it, expecting fruit, but the keepeth his palace, his goods are in husbandmen beat the servants, and peace: but when a stronger than he killed some: and at last his son, &c. shall come upon him, &c.—Luke xi. - Matt. xxi. 28-31.33—40. Luke 5–8. 21, 22. XX. 9.

The rich man said, I have no room, The parable of the marriage of the &c. I will pull down my barns and king's son: those who were bidden, build greater, &c. Take thine ease, made light of it, and went to their &c. but God said unto him, Thou farms, &c. The king sent his servants fool, this night thy soul shall be reinto the highways, and bid, &c. The quired of thee, &c.—Luke xii. 16-21. man without a wedding garment. The parable of the fig tree planted Matt. xxii. 1-14. Luke xiv. 16, &c. in the vineyard, which brought no

The parable of the ten virgins. Of fruit, &c. Cut it down, &c. Let it the talents delivered unto the ser- alone this year also, &c.—Luke xiii. vants to be improved.—Matt. xxv. 6–9. 1-30. Luke xix. 12.

Who goeth about to build a tower, Can the children of the bridecham- and considereth not what it will cost? ber fast while the bridegroom is with or, what king goeth out to war, and them ? &c. No man also seweth a considereth not? &c. --Luke xiv. piece of new cloth on an old garment, 28–32. &c. No man putteth new wine into The parable of the lost sheep. Of old bottles.-Mark ii. 19-22. Luke the lost piece of silver. Of the pro34-39.

digal son.—Luke xv. 3. 8. 11, &c. Why beholdest thou the mote that The parable of the unjust steward. is in thy brother's eye ? &c. A corrupt Of the rich glutton, and poor Lazatree bringeth not forth good fruit, &c. rug.-Luke xvi. 1, &c. -Luke vi, 41–44.

The parable of the importunate A certain creditor, which had two widow, with the unjust judge. Of debtors: the one owed five hundred the Pharisee and the Publican going pence, the other fifty: and when they into the temple to pray.-Luke xviii. had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave 1, 2. 9, &c. them both: tell me therefore which Christ, by the similitude of a man's of them will love him most? &c. He being born again, sets out the new to whom he forgave most, &c. Her creation in the soul.—John iji. 3-8. sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much: but to whom little

CHAP. XLI. is forgiven, &c.—Luke vii. 41-47.

No man when he hath lighted a candle covereth it with a vessel, or

CHRIST AND HIS APOSTLES, putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter He healed all their diseases, and such in may see the light.—Luke viii. 16. as were possessed with devils.

The similitude of the man going to Matt. iv. 24. Jericho, who fell among thieves, and

Christ cureth the leprous man: was wounded: the priest and the Le- healeth the centurion's servant of vite pass by, but helped not: the the palsy. Peter's mother-in-law of Samaritan had compassion, and took a fever. Stilleth the tempest on the care of him: this was his neighbour. sea. Driveth out the devils out of -Luke x. 30–37.

the two men possessed amongst the

OF THE MIRACLES AND WONDERFUL

THINGS WHICH WERE DONE BY

Gergezenes.—Matt. viii. 2, 3. 13-16. bowed together, and could not stand 26, &c. Mark v. 2. Luke iv. 33. up.-Luke xiii. 11-13. 39. v. 12, 13. viii. 1, 2.

He cured a man of leprosy.—Luke He cureth the sick of the palsy, xiv. 2–4. whom they brought on a bed to him. He healed ten lepers.-Luke xvii. The woman who had the bloody issue, 12—16. cured by touching his garment. He He restored sight to another blind raiseth from the dead Jairus's daugh- man.—Luke xviii. 41-43. ter: giveth sight to two blind men: He cured the high priest’s servant's healeth a dumb man possessed with ear.—Luke xxii. 51. a devil.—Matt. ix. 2. 6, 7. 20. 25. He turned water into wine at the 28. 32. Mark ii. 3, 4. Luke viü. 44. marriage feast in Cana.- John ii. Mark ix. 20.

7-9. He restoreth the withered hand. He healed the nobleman's son by Matt. xii. 10. 13.

his word; which the nobleman beThe five loaves and the two fishes, lieved, and found that his child mendwherewith he fed five thousand. He ed the same hour in which Christ walked on the sea.—Matt. xiv. 15, spake.- John iv. 47–53. 16. 25. Luke ix. 12. John vi. 5, 6. He cured the man who had an in

He cured the daughter of the wo- firmity thirty-eight years, and had man of Canaan, who was vexed with waited long at the pool, and could a devil: he cured multitudes. With not get in.-John v. 5—9. seven loaves, and a few little fishes, He restored sight to the man who he fed four thousand men, besides was born blind: he anointed his eyes women and children.—Matt. xv. 22. 'with clay made of the spittle, and bid * 30, 31, 33, 34.

him wash, &c.-John ix. 147. He cured the lunatic.—Matt. xvii. He raised Lazarus after he had 15, 16.

been dead four days.—John xi. 39. He cured two other blind men.

43, 44. Matt. xx. 30, &c.

He caused Peter and the other disHe said unto the fig tree, Let no ciples to cast their net into the sea; fruit grow on thee henceforward for and they took a miraculous number ever; and presently the fig tree wi- of fishes.—John xxi. 6—8. thered away.-Matt. xxi. 19.

Many wonders and signs were done The graves were opened, and many by the apostles.-Acts ii. 43. xiv. 3. bodies of saints, which slept, arose, Peter raised up the lame man, and went into the holy city.-Matt. whom they laid daily at the temple xxvii. 52-54.

gate.-Acts iii. 2. 6, 7. He cast out the unclean spirit. - Ananias and Sapphira, at the apoMark i. 23, &c.

stle's word, fell down dead, &c. And He cured the blind man with spit- by the hand of the apostles were tle.—Mark viii. 22, 23.

many signs and wonders wrought 'The miraculous number of fish taken among the people, &c. insomuch that by Peter and his company, when Christ they brought sick folks, and them had commanded them to take their which were vexed with unclean spinet and cast it into the sea.-Luke rits; and they were healed every one. v. 1-9.

-Acts v. 9, 10. 12. 15, 16. He healed the Centurion's servant: Philip did many miracles ; cast out raised the widow's only son from the unclean spirits, healed palsies, and dead, when they were carrying him the lame. --Acts viii. 6, 7. to be buried.—Luke vii. 2, &c. Peter healed Æneas of the palsy,

He made the woman straight, who and raised Dorcas from the dead. had, by reason of an infirmity, been Acts ix. 34. 40, 41.

Paul cared the cripple at Lystra, us, like all the nations: and though who had been lame from his mother's God was displeased at it, and said womb.--Acts xiv. 8-10.

that, They had not rejected Samuel, Panl casteth the spirit of divinat but God himself, that he should not tion out of the damsel.--Acts xvi. reign over them; yet he bids Samuel 16–18.

hearken unto them, and make them God wrought special miracles by a king.-1 Sam. viii. 5. 7. 22. the hands of Paul; so that from his Samuel, before Saul came, was told body were brought unto the sick, by the Lord of his coming; and that handkerchiefs, or aprons; and the he should be the man whom he should diseases departed from them, and the anoint king. Samuel anoints him evil spirits went out of them.--Acts king accordingly.—1 Sam. ix. X. xix. 11, 12

According to this, afterward, all Paul raised Eutychus from the dead, the people went to Gilgal: and there when he had fallen down from the they made Saul king before the Lord. window.-Acts xx. 9, 10.

- Sam. xi. 15. Paul healed the father of Publius Samuel said to Saul, when thou of his fever and bloody flux, and wast little in thine own sight, wast others.-Acts xxviii. 8, 9.

thou not made head of the tribes of So great salvation, which at the Israel, and the Lord anointed thee first began to be spoken by the Lord, king over Israel? &c. Because thou and was confirmed unto us by them hast rejected the word of the Lord, that heard him; God also bearing he hath also rejected thee from being them witness, both with signs and king.-1 Sam. xv. 17. 23. wonders, and with divers miracles, Samuel, by God's special direction, &c. Heb. ii. 3, 4.

anointed David the son of Jesse to Mighty signs and wonders, by the be king, although Saul was yet livpower of the Spirit of God.-Rom. ing: and the Spirit of the Lord deXV. 19.

parted from Saul, and came upon

David.- Sam. xvi. 1. 12-14.
CHAP. XLII.

And after Saul's death, the men of

Judah came to Hebron, and there OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAU: they anointed David king over the

THEIR APPOINTMENT AND ESTAB- house of Judah: but Abner made LISHMENT DIVINE.

Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, king Gideon judged Israel; he had seventy over all Israel.—2 Sam. ii. 4. 8, 9. sons. Abimelech, one of the sons of After the death of Ishbosheth Gideon by his concubine, by subtilty (being slain), came all the tribes of with the men of Shechem, that it was Israel to David unto Hebron, &c. better one should reign, than all the And all the elders of Israel came to seventy sons, procures money, hires the king to Hebron; and king David vain and light persons, and kills all made a league with them; and they his brethren, except Jotham, the anointed David king over Israel. youngest, who hid himself. Abime- 2 Sam. v. 1-3. lech, by the men of Shechem, and Adonijah, David's son, being about the house of Millo, made king. After to set up himself, David sets up Soa few years, he was slain by a piece lomon. Kings i. 5, &c. of mill-stone, which a woman threw The Lord said unto Solomon, &c. down upon him: after whom judges Thou hast not kept my covenant, &c. governed a long time, till Samuel. -- I will surely rend the kingdom from Judges ix.

thee, and will give it to thy servant, Israel, by the elders, came to Sam- &c. Ahijah the prophet told Jerouel, and said, Make us a king to judge boam, That God would give ten tribes

to him, and take the kingdom out of in his stead over Israel. But when the hands of Solomon's son: Solo- Israel, being in the camp, heard of mon died: Rehoboam his son reigned it, they made Omri, the captain of in his stead. -- 1 Kings xi. 11, 12. the host, king over Israel that day 29–31. 35-4-37. 43.

in the camp. Zimri was burut. Then All Israel came to Shechem to make half of the people followed Tibni to Rehoboam king; the people propos- make him king; and half followed ing ease, and Rehoboam refusing to Omri. Tibni died, and Omri pregrant it (the cause being from the vailed and reigned : he died, and Lord, that he might perform what he Ahab his son reigned in his stead. had said), ten tribes fell off from him. 1 Kings xvi. 1-3. 6. 9, 10. 16. 18. And when all Israel heard that Je- 21, 22. 23. roboam was come again, they sent God appointed Elijah to anoint and called him unto the congregation, Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king and made him king over all Israel. over Israel (Ahab being alive). When Rehoboam intended by force 1 Kings xix. 16. to reduce them, God forbad it, and Ahab the king of Israel was slain said, This thing is from me. Only in the battle, and Ahaziah his son Judah remained subject to Reho- reigned in his stead over Israel. boam. - 1 Kings xii. 1-4. 13-17. Jehoshaphat king of Judah died, and 20-24.

Jehoram his son reigned in his stead Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the over Judah.—1 Kings xxii. 34, 35. Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch as I 40. 50. exalted thee from among the people, Ahaziah the king of Israel died, and made thee prince over my people and Jehoram reigned in his stead Israel, and rent the kingdom away over Israel, because he had no son.from the house of David, and gave it 2 Kings i. 17. -to thee, &c. Jeroboam slept with Joram, otherwise Jehoram, the his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned king of Judah, slept with his fathers, in his stead over Israel. Rehoboam and

Ahaziah his son reigned in his slept with his fathers, and Abijam stead over Judah.-2 Kings viii: 24,25. his son reigned in his stead over Elisha sent one of the children of Judah.—1 Kings xiv. 7, 8. 20. 31. the prophets to Jehu, the captain of

Abijam died, and Asa his son reigned the host of Israel, to anoint him king in his stead over Judah. Asa died, over Israel, Jehoram the king being and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in yet living in Jezreel, and wounded. his stead over Judah. Baasha con- When the young man anointed him, spired against Nadab king of Israel, he said, Thus saith the Lord God of and smote him and reigned in his Israel, I have anointed thee king stead over Israel.-1 Kings xv. 8. over the people of the Lord, even 24. 27, 28.

over Israel: and thou shalt smite the The word of the Lord came to Jehu house of Ahab thy master, that I the son of Hananiah against Baasha, may avenge the blood, &c. Then saying, Forasmuch as I exalted thee the army proclaimed him king : and out of the dust, and made thee prince Jehu killed Jehoram king of Israel, over my people Israel, and thou hast &c. and also Ahaziah the king of walked in the way of Jeroboam: be- Judah was slain by Jehu.—2 Kings hold, I will take away the posterity ix. 147. 13, 14. 24. 27. of Baasha, &c. Baasha slept with And the Lord said unto Jehu, Behis fathers. Elah his son reigned in cause thou hast done well in executhis stead. Zimri, one of Elah's ser- ing that which was right in mine vants, conspired against him, and eyes : and hast done unto the house smote him, and killed him, and reigned of Ahab according to all that was in

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my heart, thy children of the fourth his son reigned in his stead over
generation shall sit on the throne of Judah.—2 Kings xvi. 20.
Israel. Jehu slept with his fathers, And Hezekiah slept with his
and Jehoahaz his son reigned in his fathers, and Manasseh his son reigned
stead over Israel. - 2 Kings x. in his stead over Judah.—2 Kings
33. 35.

XX. 21. Athaliah the mother of Ahaziah Manasseh the king of Judah died, saw her son was dead, she arose and and Amon his son reigned in his destroyed all the blood royal (except stead. The servants of Amon king Joash, who was hid), and reigned of Judah conspired against him, and over Judah. Jehoiada caused Jeho- blew the king in his own house. The ash (or Joash) to be made king, and people of the land slew all the consit on the throne, and Athaliah to be spirators, and made Josiah the son slain.—2 Kings xi. 1. 3. 19, 20. of Amon king in his father's stead :

Jehoash was slain by two of his he reigned over Judah.—2 Kings xxi. servants, who conspired against him; 18.23, 24. 26. and Amaziah his son reigned in his Josiah is slain hy Pharaoh-nechoh : stead over Judah.-2 Kings xii. 20,21. king of Egypt. The people of the

Jehoahaz slept with his fathers, land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and Joash his son reigned in his and anointed him, and made him king stead over Israel. Joash slept with in his father's stead. Pharaoh put his fathers, and Jeroboam sat upon Jehoahaz out, and set up Eliakim in his throne over Israel.—2 Kings xiii. the room of Jehoahaz, and called him 9. 13. xiv. 16.

Jehoiakim.—2 Kings xxiii. 29, 30. They made a conspiracy against 33, 34. Amaziah, and slew him. And all the Jehoiakim died, and Jehoiachin his people of Judah took Azariah his son reigned in his stead over Judah. son, and inade him king over Judah. Jehoiachin is carried away captive to Jeroboam king of Israel died, and Babylon; and the king of Babylon Zechariah his son reigned over Israel. made Mattaniah, &c. king in his stead, 2 Kings xiv. 19-21. 29.

and changed his name to Zedekiah.-
Azariah king of Judah died, and 2 Kings xxiv. 6. 15. 17.
Jotham his son reigned in his stead. Zedekiah the king, the rest of the
Shallum conspired against Zecha- people, and the fugitives, carried
riah king of Israel, and smote him captives.--2 Kings xxv.
before the people, and reigned in his
stead.—2 Kings xv. 7–10.

CHAP. XLIII.
Menahem smote Shallum king of
Israel, and slew him, and reigned in OP SACRIFICES AND ALTARS, AND CALL-
his stead. Menahem slept with his

ING UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD,
fathers, and Pekahiah his son reigned
in his stead over Israel. Pekah, one Cain brought of the fruit of the
of his captains, conspired against ground an offering unto the Lord :
him, smote him, killed him, and and Abel also brought of the first-
others, and reigned in his room over lings of his flock, and of the fat
Israel. Hoshea made a conspiracy thereof: and the Lord had respect
against Pekah king of Israel, and unto Abel, and to his offering ; but
smote him, and slew him, and reigned unto Cain and to his offering he had
in his stead. Jotham the king of not respect, &c. Then began men
Judah died, and Ahaz his son reigned to call upon the name of the Lord.
in his stead.—2 Kings xv. 14. 22. Gen. iv. 3—5. 26.
25. 30. 38.

Noah builded an altar unto the Abaz king of Judah died, Hezekiah Lord; and took of every clean beast,

BEFORE THE GIVING OF THE LAW.

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