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yet for all this required not I the 29 Remember them, O my God, bread of the governor, because the because they have defiled the bondage was heavy upon this peo- priesthood, and the covenant of ple.

the priesthood, and of the Levites. 19 Think upon me, my God, for 30 Thus cleansed | them from good, according to all that I have all strangers, and appointed the done for this people.

wards of the priests and the Le

vites, every one in his business; NEH. XIII:23-31-B. C. 434

31 And for the wood offering, 23 | In those days also saw I at times appointed, and for the

firstfruits. Remember me, O my Jews that had married wives of Ashdod, of Ammon, and of Moab: God, for good.

24 And their children spake half PSALMS XXXIX:1-13 in the speech of Ashdod, and could not speak in the Jews' language, 11 said, I will take heed to my but according to the language of ways, that I sin not with my each people.

tongue: I will keep my mouth 25 And I contended with them, with a bridle, while the wicked is and cursed them, and smote cer- before me. tain of them, and plucked off their 2 I was dumb with silence, I hair, and made them swear by held my peace, even from good; God, saying, Ye shall not give and my sorrow was stirred. your daughters unto their sons, 3 My heart was hot within me; nor take their daughters unto your while I was musing the fire sons, or for yourselves.

.burned: then spake 1 with my 26 Did not Solomon king of Is-tongue, rael sin by these things? yet 4 LORD, make me to know mine among many nations was there no end, and the measure of my days, king like him, who was beloved what it is; that I may know how of his God, and God made him frail I am. king over all Israel: nevertheless 5 Behold, thou hast made my even him did outlandish women days as an handbreadth; and cause to sin.

is as nothing before thee: 27 Shall we then harken unto verily every man at his best state you to do all this great evil, to is altogether vanity. Selah. transgress against our God in 6 Surely every man walketh in marrying strange wives?

a vain shew: surely they are dis28 And one of the sons of Joia- quieted in vain: he heapeth up da, the son of Eliashib the high riches, and knoweth not who shall priest, was son in law to Sanbal-gather them. lat the Horonite: therefore I 7 And now, Lord, what wait I chased him from me.

for? my hope is in thee.

mine age

8 Deliver me from all my trans- 6 Behold, thou desirest truth in gressions: make me not the re- the inward parts; and in the hidproach of the foolish.

den part thou shalt make me to 91 was dumb, I opened not my know wisdom. mouth; because thou didst it. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I

10 Remove thy stroke away shall be clean; wash me, and I from me: I am consumed by the shall be whiter than snow. blow of thine hand.

8 Make me to hear joy and 11 When thou with rebukes dost gladness; that the bones which correct man for iniquity, thou thou hast broken may rejoice. makest his beauty to consume 9 Hide thy face from my sins, away like a moth: surely every and blot out all mine iniquities. man is vanity. Selah.

10 Create in me a clean heart, 12 Hear my prayer, O LORD,

O God; and renew a right spirit and give ear unto my cry; hold

within me. not thy peace at my tears: for I

11 Cast me not away from thy am a stranger with thee, and a sojourner, as all my fathers were. presence; and take not thy Holy 130 spare me, that I may re

Spirit from me. cover strength, before I go hence,

12 Restore unto me the joy of and be no more.

thy salvation; and uphold me with

thy free Spirit. PSALMS LI:1-19

13 Then will I teach transgres1 Have mercy upon me, O God, sors thy ways; and sinners shall according to thy loving-kindness; be converted unto thee.

14 Deliver me from bloodaccording unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my guiltiness, O God, thou God of my

salvation; and my tongue shall transgressions.

2 Wash me thoroughly from sing aloud of thy righteousness. mine iniquity, and cleanse me

15 O Lord, open thou my lips, from my sin.

and my mouth shall show forth 3 For I acknowledge my trans- thy praise.

16 For thou desirest not sacrigressions; and my sin is ever before me.

fice, else would I give it: thou de4 Against thee, thee only, have lightest not in burnt-offering. I sinned, and done this evil in 17 The sacrifices of God are a thy sight: that thou mightest be broken spirit: a broken and a conjustified when thou speakest, and trite heart, O God, thou wilt not be clear when thou judgest. despise.

5 Behold, I was shapen in ini- 18 Do good in thy good pleasure quity; and in sin did my mother unto Zion; build thou the walls conceive me.

of Jerusalem.

19 Then shalt thou be pleased shall also sit upon thy throne for with the sacrifices of righteousness, evermore. with burnt offering, and whole 13 For the LORD hath chosen burnt offering: then shall they Zion; he hath desired it for his offer bullocks upon thine altar.


14 This is my rest for ever: here PSALMS CXXXII:1-18

will I dwell; for I have desired it.

151 will abundantly bless her 1 Lord, remember David, and

provision: I will satisfy her poor all his afflictions:

with bread. 2 How he sware unto the LORD,

161 will also clothe her priests and vowed unto the mighty God with salvation: and her 'saints of Jacob;

shall shout aloud for joy. 3 Surely I will not come into the

17 There will I make the horn tabernacle of my house, nor go up of David to bud: I have ordained into my bed;

a lamp for mine anointed. 41 will not give sleep to mine

18 His enemies will I clothe with eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, shame: but upon himself shall his 5 Until I find out a place for

crown flourish. the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

IS. III:1-3-B. C. 712 6 Lo, we heard of it at Ephra

1 For, behold, the Lord, the LORD tah: we found it in the fields of of hosts, doth take away from the wood.

Jerusalem and from Judah the 7 We will go into his taber- stay and the staff, the whole stay nacles: we will worship at his of bread, and the whole stay of footstool.

water, 8 Arise, O LORD, into thy rest;

2 The mighty man, and the man thou, and the ark of thy strength of war, the judge, and the prophet,

9 Let thy priests be clothed with and the prudent, and the ancient, righteousness; and let thy saints

3 The captain of fifty, and the shout for joy.

honourable man, and the counsel· 10 For thy servant David's sake lor, and the cunning artificer, and turn not away the face of thine the eloquent orator. anointed. 11 The LORD hath sworn

in IS. XLVIII:1-11-B. C. 712 truth unto David; he will not 1 Hear ye this, O house of Jaturn from it; Of the fruit of thy cob, which are called by the name body will I set upon thy throne. of Israel, and are come forth out

12 If thy children will keep my of the waters of Judah, which covenant and my testimony that swear by the name of the LORD, I shall teach them, their children and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in praise will I refrain for thee, that righteousness.

I cut thee not off. 2 For they call themselves of the

10 Behold, I have refined thee, holy city, and stay themselves but not with silver; I have chosen upon the God of Israel; The LORD thee in the furnace of affliction. of hosts is his name.

11 For mine own sake, even for 31 have declared the former things from the beginning; and mine own sake, will I do it: for they went forth out of my mouth, how should my name be polluted? and I shewed them; I did them and I will not give my glory unto

another. suddenly, and they came to pass.

4 Because I knew that thou art HOSEA X:11-12—B. C. 712 obstinate, and thy neck is an iron sinew, and thy brow brass;

11 And Ephraim is as an heifer 51 have even from the begin- that is taught, and loveth to tread ning declared it to thee; before it out the corn; but I passed over came to pass / shewed it thee: lest upon her fair neck: I will make thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath Ephraim to ride; Judah shall done them; and my graven image, plow, and Jacob shall break his and my molten image, hath com-clods. manded them.

12 Sow to yourselves in right6 Thou hast heard, see all this; eousness, reap in mercy; break up and will not ye declare it? I have your fallow ground: for it is time shewed thee new things from this to seek the LORD, till he come and time, even hidden things, and thou rain righteousness upon you. didst not know them.

7 They are created now, and not ZECH. X:1-4-B. C. 487 from the beginning; even before

1 Ask ye of the Lord rain in the the day when thou heardest them time of the latter rain; so the not; lest thou shouldest say, Be- LORD shall make bright clouds, hold, I knew them.

and give them showers of rain, to 8 Yea, thou heardest not; yea, every one grass in the field. thou knewest not; yea, from that time that thine ear

2 For the idols have spoken

not opened: for I knew that thou vanity, and the diviners have seen wouldest deal very treacherously, a lie, and have told false dreams; and wast called a transgressor they comfort in vain: therefore from the womb.

they went their way as a flock, 9 For my name's sake will they were troubled, because there defer mine anger, and for my) was no shepherd.


3 Mine

anger was kindled shall return unto the children of against the shepherds, and I pun- Israel. ished the goats: for the Lord of MICAH V:7—B. C. 710 hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made † 7 And the remnant of Jacob them as his goodly horse in the shall be in the midst of many peobattle.

ple as a dew from the LORD, as the 4 Out of him came forth the showers upon the grass, that tarcorner, out of him the nail, out of rieth for man, nor waiteth for the him the battle bow, out of him sons of men. every oppressor together.

GEN. XLVIII:15-20—B. C. 710 MICAH V:1-3—B. C. 710

15 And he blessed Joseph, and

said, God, before whom my fathers 1 Now gather thyself in troops, Abraham and Isaac did walk, the O daughter of troops: he hath God which fed me all my life long laid siege against us: they shall unto this day, smite the Judge of Israel with a 16 The Angel which redeemed rod upon the cheek.

me from all evil, bless the lads; 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephra- and let my name be named on tah, though thou be little among them, and the name of my fathers the thousands of Judah, yet out Abraham and Isaac; and let them of thee shall he come forth unto grow into a multitude in the midst me that is to be Ruler in Israel ; of the earth. whose goings forth have been from 17 And when Joseph saw that of old, from everlasting.

his father laid his right hand upon * 3 Therefore will he give them the head of Ephraim, it displeased up, until the time that she which him: and he held up his father's travaileth hath brought forth: hand to remove it from Ephraim's then the remnant of his brethren head unto Manasseh's head.

*Deut. 33:7–And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou a help to him from his enemies. How can you bring Judah "unto his people" if he has no people? Micah 5:3—“Then the remnant of his brethren” “The House of Judah," "shall return unto the children of Israel” or The Anglo-Saxon, after the birth of Jesus Christ. † Micah 5:7—This symbolizes The House of Judah's condition at the present time.

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