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with the fat of kidneys of wheat; provoking of his sons, and of his and thou didst drink the pure daughters. blood of the grape.

* 20 And he said, I will hide my 15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, face from them, I will see what and kicked: thou art waxen fat, their end shall be: for they are a thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he for- very froward generation, children

in whom is no faith. sook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his 21 They have moved me to jealsalvation.

ousy with that which is not God; 16 They provoked him to jeal- they have provoked me to anger ousy with strange gods, with with their vanities: and I will abominations provoked they him move them to jealousy with those

which are not a people; I will proto anger.

voke them to anger with a foolish 17 They sacrificed unto devils, nation. not to God; to gods whom they

22 For a fire is kindled in mine 107 knew not, to new gods that came 0:

and shall burn unto the

anger, newly up, whom your

fathers

lowest hell, and shall consume the feared not.

earth with her increase, and set 18 Of the Rock that begat thee on fire the foundations of the i thou art unmindful, and hast for- mountains. Em: gotten God that formed thee.

231 will heap mischiefs upon 19 And when the Lord saw it, them; I will spend mine arrows he abhorred them, because of the upon them.

*Jer. 23:19-20 — 19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord is gone

a forth in fury, even a grievous whirlwind: it shall fall grievously upon the head of the wicked.

20 The anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have executed, and till he have performed the thoughts of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it perfectly. Jer. 30:1-3—1 | The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying,

2 Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book.

3 For lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord; and

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24 They shall be burnt with 30 How should one chase a hunger, and devoured with burn-thousand, and two put ten thouing heat, and with bitter destruc- sand to flight, except their Rock tion: I will also send the teeth of had sold them, and the Lord had beasts upon them, with the poison shut them up? of serpents of the dust.

31 For their rock is not as our 25 The sword without, and ter- Rock, even our enemies themselves ror within, shall destroy both the being judges. young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray

32 For their vine is of the vine hairs.

of Sodom, and of the fields of Go26 I said, I would scatter them morrah: their grapes are grapes of into corners, I would make the re- gall, their clusters are bitter: membrance of them to cease from

33 Their wine is the poison of among men:

27 Were it not that I feared the dragons, and the cruel venom of wrath of the enemy, lest their ad-asps. versaries should behave themselves 34 Is not this laid up in store strangely, and lest they should say, with me, and sealed up among my Our hand is high, and the LORD treasures? hath not done all .this. 28 For they are a nation void of

35 To me belongeth vengeance, counsel, neither is there any under- and recompence; their foot shall standing in them.

slide in due time: for the day of 29 O that they were wise, that their calamity is at hand, and the they understood this, that they things that shall come upon them would consider their latter end! make haste. I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it. Jer. 30:23-24—23 Behold, the whirlwind of the Lord goeth forth with fury, a continuing whirlwind: it shall fall with pain upon the head of the wicked.

24 The fierce anger of the Lord shall not return, until he have done it, and until he have performed the intents of his heart: in the latter days ye shall consider it.

THE LORD RESTATING

HIS

REQUIREMENTS OF ISRAEL

IN WISDOM AND UNDERSTANDING

Prov. 9:10—The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: ind the knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Prov. 11:12—He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: jut a man of understanding holdeth his peace. Prov. 21:16—The man that wandereth out of the way of undertanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

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shall prosper.

driveth away.

PS. 1:1-6—B. C. 1000

5 Then shall he speak unto them

in his wrath, and vex them in his 1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the un

sore displeasure.

6 Yet have I set my king upon godly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of my holy hill of Zion. the scornful.

71 will declare the decree: the 2 But his delight is in the law Lord hath said unto me, Thou art of the Lord; and in his law doth my Son; this day have I begotten he meditate day and night.

thee. 3 And he shall be like a tree thee the heathen for thine inherit

8 Ask of me, and I shall give planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his the earth for thy possession.

ance, and the uttermost parts of season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth

9 Thou shalt break them with

a rod of iron; thou shalt dash 4 The ungodly are not so: but them in pieces like a potter's vesare like the chaff which the wind sel.

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye 5 Therefore the ungodly shall kings: be instructed, ye judges of

the earth. not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the

11 Serve the Lord with fear, and righteous.

rejoice with trembling. 6 For the Lord knoweth the way

12 Kiss the Son, lest he be anof the righteous: but the way of gry, and ye perish from the way, the ungodly shall perish.

when his wrath is kindled but a

little. Blessed are all they that put PS. II:1-12—B. C. 1047

their trust in him. 1 Why do the heathen rage, and PS. XV:1-5—B. C. 1000 he people imagine a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set

1 LORD, who shall abide in thy hemselves, and the rulers take tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy ounsel together, against the Lord, holy hill? nd against his anointed, saying, 2 He that walketh uprightly,

3 Let break their bands and worketh righteousness, and sunder, and cast away their cords speaketh the truth in his heart. rom us.

3 He that backbiteth not with 4 He that sitteth in the heavens his tongue, nor doeth evil to his hall laugh: the Lord shall have neighbour, nor taketh up a renem in derision.

proach against his neighbour.

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