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mau's sons hanged. Mordecai's farther ad-

vancement

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Sect. LXXX. Artaxerxes sends Ezra to Jerusalem

with a decree, and returns the sacred vessels

which remained in Persia.....

273

Sect. LXXXI. Nehemiah afflicted concerning the

state of Jerusalem. Prays to God in behalf of

his nation. He obtains permission from the king

to visit his people at Jerusalem

279

Sect. LXXXII. Nehemiah arrives at Jerusalem. He

invites the people to rebuild the walls .

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Sect.

SECTION I.

THE PROPHECY OF NAHUM AGAINST THE ENEMIES

OP THE LORD.

power, and

The burden of Nineveh : the book of the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.

God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth : the LORD
revengeth and is furious ; the Lord will take ven-
geance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for
his enemies.
The LORD is slow to anger,

and
great

in
will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his
way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds
are the dust of his feet.

He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers : Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth,

The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.

Who can stand before his indignation; and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger ; his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.

The LORD is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble; and he knoweth them that trust in him.

But with an over-running flood he will make an utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall pursue his enemies.

What do ye imagine against the Lord?, he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. For while they be folden together as thorns, and VOL. IV. B

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