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called onto Abraham ont of heaven 1 Chron. xvil, 7, 8. Now there that I will send unto him wander the second time, And sill, By fore thus shalt thon say unto my ers, that shall cause him to wanmyselt have 1 sworn, saith the servant David, Thus saith the der, and shall einpty his vessels, LÖRD; for because thou hast done | LORD of hosts, I took thee from and break their bottles. this thing, and last not withheld the sheep-cote, even from follow- Lam, iii, 17. And thou hast rethy son, thine only son; that in ing the sheep, that thou shouldest moved my soul far off from peace: blessing I will bless thee, and in be ruler over my people Israel; I forgat prosperity. multiplying I will multiply thy And I have been with thee seed as the stars of the heaven, whithersoever thou hast walked, delicately are desolute in the

Lam. iv, 5. They that did feed and as the sand which is upon and have cut off all thine enemies the sea - shvre; and thy seed from before thee, and have made streets, they that were brought shall possess the gate of his ene- thee a name like the name of the up in scarlet, embrace dungills, mies. And it came to pass after great men that are in the earth.

Dan. xi, 19. Then he shall turn

his face toward the fort of bis own these things that it was told A. braham, siying, Behold, Milcah, AND SOMETIMES DEPRESSES.

land: but he shall stumble, and she hath alsı, burn children unto thy brotber Nabor; luz his first of my glory, and taken the crown Job xix, 9. He hath stripped me fall, and not be found

Rev. xviii, 14. And the fruits born, and Buz his brother, and from my head.

that thy soul lusted after are Kemnel the father of Aram, And Chesed, and Hazo, and Pildash, made bis glory to cease, and cast

Ps. Ixxxix, 44. 45. Thou hast departed from thee, and all things

which were dainty and govuly and Jidlaph, and Bethuel. his throne down to the ground

are departed frum thee, and thou

shalt find them no more at all. PROVIDENCE SOMETIMES EXALTS.

The days of his youth hast thou
shortened; thou hast covered him

BUT STILL IT 18 JUST. 1 Sam. 11, 8. He raiseth up the with shame. Selah. poor out of the dust, and Jilteth up the beggar from the dungliill, deliver them; but they provoked bis habitation.

Job v, 3. I have seen the foolish

Ps. cvi, 43. Many times did he taking root; but suddenly I cursed to set them among princes, and him with their counsel, and were to make them inherit the throne brought low for their iniquity.

Job xxiv, 22, 23. Ho draweth of glory: for the pillars of the

also the mighty with his power, eartlı are the Lord's, and he hath Ps. cvil, 39. Again they are minished and brought low through of life: Though it be given him to

he riseth up, and no man is suire set the world upon thein. Job vill. 7.

Though thy be- oppression, aliction, and sorrow. be in safety whereon le resteth, ginning was small, yet thy latter

Isa. xiv, 16, 17. They that see

yet l.is eyes are upon their ways. thee shall narrowly look upon end should greaily increasa. thee, and consider thee, saying Is

P3. xxxvi, 31-36. Wait on the P3. cxiii, 7-9. He ralseth up the this the man that made the earth Lord, and keep his way, and he poor out of the dust, and lifteth to tremble, that did shake king- land: when the wicked are cut off,

shall exalt thee to inherit the ine veedy out of the dunhill; doms; That made the world as a eren with the princes of his peor cities thereof; that opened not the spreading himself like a green That die may set him with prines, wilderness, and destroyed the hou shalt see it. I have seen the

wicked in great power, and ple. II maketli the

house of bis prisoners? komin to keep house, and to be

bay-tree: Yet he passed away, joyful mother of children. Praise

181. XXII, 15--19. Thus saith the and, lo, he was not; yea, I sougut ye the LUBD.

Lord God of hosts, Go, get thee him, but he could not be found.
unto this treasurer, even unto
Shebna, which is over the house,

Ps. lxxili, 16 -- 20. When I 1 Sam xv, 17. And Samuel said, and say, what bast thou here thought

to know this, it was too When thou wast, littis in thing and wlióm hast thou liere, that painful for me, Until I went into own sight, wust thou not made thou hast hewed them out a

the sanctuary of God; then under. and the LORD anointed thee king hiin out a sepulchre on bigh, and thou castedst them down into the head of the tribes of Israel, sepulchre liere, as he that heweth stood of their end. Surely thou

didst set them in slippery places: over Israel?

that graveth an habitation for 2 Sam. vii. 8, 9. Now therefore himself in a rock? Behold, the

destruction. Ilow

they 80 shut thou sy unto my ser. Lord will carry thee away with a brought into desolation, as in a vaut David, Thus saith the LORD miglity captivity, and will surely sumed with terrors. As a dream

moment they are utterly conof hosts, I took thee froin the

cover tlee. Не

will surely sleep-cute, froin following the violenily turn and toss thee like it

when one awaketh; so, O Lord, sheep, to be ruler over my pet ball iuto a large country: there

when thou awakest, thou shalt plo, over Israel: And I was with shalt thou dio, and there the despise their image. thee whithersoever thou wentest, chariots of thy glory shall be the

Ps. xcii, 6, 7. A brotish man and have cut off all thine enemies shamo of thy luru's houso. And knoweth not; neither doth a fool out of thy sight, and have made I will drive idee irum thy station, understand this. When the thee a great name, like unto the and from thy state shall be pull wicked spring as the grass, and name of the great men that are thce down.

when all the workers of iniquity in tlie earth.

Jer. xlviii, 10-12 Cursed be he do tlourish; it is that they still be 2 Sam. xii, 7, 8... Thug saith the that doeth the work of the Lord destroyed ior ever. LORD God of Israel, I auointed deceitfully, and cursed be he that Eccles. viii, 11-13. Because sen. thee king over Israel, and I de-keepeth back his sword from tence against an evil work is not livered thee out of the hand of blood. Moab liath been at ease executed speedily, therefore the Saul. And I gave thee thy mas. from his youth, and he hath heart of the sons of men is fully ter's house, and thy master's settled on his lees, and hath not set in them to do evil. Though wives into thy bosom, and gave been emptied frum vessel to a sinner do evil an hundred times, thee the house of Israel anu vessel, veliher hath he gone into and his dys be prolonged, yet of Judah; and if that had been too captivity; therefore liis taste re- surely I know that it shall be little, I would moreover lave mained in him, and his scent is well with them that fear God, gireu unto thee such and such not changes. Therefore, bebold, which fear before him: But it things.

the days come, saith the Lobv, I shall not be well with the wicked,


Deither shall he prolong his drys, forth fruit: thou art near in their enca between the Egyptians and which are as a shadow; because mouth, and far from their reins. Israel. he feareth not bofore God.

Hab. 1, 3, 4, 13, 17. Why dogt Xum, xiv, 34 35. After the numo

thou shew me iniquity, and cause ber of the days in which yo FOR GOD IS GOVERNOR AND

me to behold grievance? for spoil searched the land, eren forty JUDGE.

ing and vivlence are before me: days, (each day for a year) shall 1 Chron. XVI, 14, 15. He is the and there are that raise up strife ye bear your iniquitas, ercú torty LORD uur God; his judgments are and contention. Therefore the years; and ye shall know my in al tlie etrin. Be yo mindful law is slacked, and judgment doth breach of promise. I the Lern always of liis covenant, the woru never go forth: for the wicked have silid, I will surely do it uuto which he commanded to a thou. doth coinpass about the righteous; all this evil congregation, that are band generations.

therefore wrong judgment pro- gathered together against me; in Job xxi, 22. Shall any teach God ceedeth, Thou art of purer eyes this wilderness they shall be conknowleze? sveing he judgells look on iniquity: wherefore look

than to behold evil, and canst not sumed, and there they shall die. those that are high.

Job xv, 31. Let not him that is est thou up n them that deal

deceived trust in Vanity;

for Job xxiil,7. There the righteong treacherously, and holdest thy might dispute with him: so should tongue when the wicked devour. vanity shall be his recompence. I be delivered for ever from my eth the man that is more right

Job xviii, 7. The steps of his jurige.

evus than he? Shall they therefore strength shall be stratened, and Ps. vil, 8. The LORD shall judge emply their net, and not spare is own counsel shall cast him

down. the people: judge me, 0 LOKD, contiuually to slay the nations? according to my righteousness,

Mal il, 17. Ye have wearied the

Job xxxiv, 11. For the work of and according to mine integrity LORD with your worils: yet ve and cause every man to find

a man shall be rendler unto bim, that is in me.

say, Wherein have we wearied Ps. ix. 8. And he shall judge him? When ye say, Every one

according to his ways. the world in righteousness, be that doeth evil is good in the sight

P3. vii, 15. lle made a pit, and shall minister judgment to the of the LORD, and lie delikateth in dired ll, and is fallen into the peuple in uprightness.

them; or, Where is the God of ditch which he made. Ps. I, 4, 6. Ile shall call to the judgment?

I's. xxxvii, 14, 15. The wicked heureus from above, and to the Mal iii, 15. And now we call have drawn out the sword, and earth, that he may judge bois the proud happy; yea, they that have bent their bow, to cast down people. And the heavens shall work wickedness are set up; yeu;

the poor and neely, and to slay declare liis righteousness: fur Gud they that tempt God are even de such as be of upright conversais judge himself. Seluh. livered.

tion. Their sword shall enter

into their own beart, and their MYSTERIES IN PROVIDENCE.

bows shall be broken. PROVIDENCE OFTEN MARK. Job xxi, 6-9 Even when I re

Ps. xciv, 23. And he shall bring

ED IN ITS DISCRIMINAmember I am afraid, and tremb.

upon them their own iniquity, and ling taketh bold on my flesh.


sball cut them off in their own Wherefore do the wicked live, Exod. viii, 22, 23. And I will wickedness: yea the LOED our become oil, yea, are mighty in sever in that day the land of God shall cut them off. power? Their seed is established Goshen, in which my people Prov. V, 22. IIis own iniquities in their sight with them, and their dwell, that no swarms of flics shall take the wicked himseif, off-pring before their eyes. Their shall be there; to the end thou and he shall be hulden with thé houses are safe from lear, neither mayest know that I am the LORD cords of his sins. is the rod of God upon them. in the midst of the eartb, And I

Prov. XXVI, 27. Whoso diggeth Job xxiv, 12. Men groan from will put a division between my a pit shall fall therein; and be that out of the city, and the soul of the people and thy peuple: to-morrow

rolleth a stone, it will return upon wounded crieth out; yet God shall this sigu be.

Lim. layeth not folly to them.

Exod. ix, 4.-7, 26. And the LORD Eccles. X, 8, 9. He that diggeth P's. lxxiii, 2-4, 13--15. But as for shall sever between the cattle of a pit shall fall into it; and whoso me, my feet were almost gone; Israel and the catile of Egypt: breaketh an hedge, a serpent my steps liad well nigli silpped. and there shall nothing die of all shall bite him. Whoso removeth For I wils envious at the fuolish, that is the children's of Israel. stones shall be hurt therewith, when I saw the prosperity of the And the LORD appointed a set and be that cleaveth woud shall wickel. For there are no bands time, saying, To-morrow the LORD bu endangered thereby. in their death; but their strength shall do this thing in the land. is fum. Verily I have cleansed And tho Lord did that thing on ed! it shall be ill with him; for the

Isa. iii. 11. Wwe unto the wick. my heart in vain, and washed my the morrow, and all the cattle of reward of his hands shall be given hands in inuocency. For all the Exypt died: but of the cattle of

bim. day long have I been plagued, the children of Israel died not and chastened every morning. one. And Pharaoh sent, and,

Jer. iv, 18. Thy way and thy If I say, I will speak thus; behuld, behold, there was not one of the doing3 bave procured these things I should off against the gener- cattle of the Israelites dead. And unto thee: this is ily wickedness, ·ation of thy children.

the heart of Pbaraoh was harden- because it is bitter, because it Jer. xii, 1, 2.

Righteous art ed, and he did not let the people reacheth unto thine heart. thon, O LORD, when I plead with go. Only in the land of Gosliin, Jer. 11, 24. And I will render the '; yet let me talk with thee of where the children of Israel were, unto Babylon and to all the inthy judguente: Wherefore doth was there no bail.

habitants of Chaldea all their evil the way of the wicked prosper? Exod. xi, 7. But against any of that they have done in Zion in woherefore are all they happy that the children of Israel shall vot a your sight, suith the LORD. deal very treacherously? Thou dog move luis fongue, against man Hosea xil, 2. The Lord hath hast planted them; yea, they bave or beast; that ye may know how also a controversy with Judah, takon rout: they grow; they bring that the LORD doth put a differ- and will punish Jacob according


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to his ways; according to his do- concerning which I swore to make his uprighness feareth the LORD: in 8 will be recompeuse liin. you dwell tlierein, save Caleb the but he that is perverse in big ways

Obad. 15. For the day of the Bon of Jephunnen, and Joshua the despiseth him. LORD is near upon all the heathen: son of Non. And the men which

Prov. xxi, 8. The way of man is
as thou vast done. It shall be done Moses sent to search the land, who froward and strange: but as for
unio thee; thy reward shall re- returned, and made all the con- the pure, luis work is right.
turn upon thine own head.

greration to murmur against liim,
by bringing up a slander upon the

Prov. xxvill, 1. Tlie wicked fire
Malth, xxiv, 40. Then sball two land. Even those men, that did when no inan pursuethi but the
be in the field; the one sliall be bring up the evil report upon the righteous are bold as a lion.
taken, and the other left.
land, died by the plague before

Prov. xxix. 6. In the transgresLuke iv, 25 27. But I tell you the LORD. But Joshua the son of sion of an evil man there is a suare: of it truth, nany widows were in Nun, and Culeb the son of Je- but the righteous duth sing and Israel in the days of Elias, when phunnel, which were of the men rejoico. the heaven was sliut up three ihat went to search the land, lived Isa. Ixv,13,14. Therefore the saith years and six months, when great still. And Moses told theso say the Lord God, Beliold, my servants iamine was throughout all the ings unto all the children of Israel: shall cat, but ye shail bé hungry: land; But unto none of them was and the people mourned greatly. behold, my servants shall drink, Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a

Num. XXVI, 63-65. Thoso are but ye shall be thirsty: belolu, iny cily vt si lon, unto a woman that they that were numbered by servants shall rejuice, but ye shall was a widow. And many lepers Mo-es and Eleuzar the priest, wlio be ashamed: Behold, my servants were in Israel in the time of numbered the children of Israel shall sing for joy of heart, but yo Elis us the prophet; and none of in the plains of Moab by Jordan shall cry for surrow of heart, and them was cleansed, saving near Jericho. But among these shall howl for vexution of spirit. Naaman ile Syrian

there was not a man of them Luke xvil, 31-36. I tell you, in whom Nioses and Aaron the priest unto him, Go througl the most of

Ezek 1x. 4-6. And the Lord said that night there sliall be two men numbered, when they numbered in one beid; the one shall be titlen, the children of Israel in the wil. rusalem, and set a mark upon the

the city, through the midst of Jeand the other shall be left. Two derness of Sinil. For the LORD forehead of the men that sich and women slill be grinding together; had suld of thein, They shall surly that cry for all the aboininitions the one shall be taken, and the die in the wilderness. And there

that be done in the iniist thereof. other left. Two men viall be in was uot left a man of theill, save and to the others he said in mine the fold; the one pliall be taken, Culeb the son of Jepunuel, and hearing, Go ye atter him through and the other loit. Joshua the son of Nun,

the city, and smite; let not your

Deut. iv, 3, 4. Your eyes have eye spare, neither have ye piły: Julges i. 6 7. But Adoni-bezek seen what the LORD did because say utierly old and young, buiti fel; and they pursued after him, of Bahill-peor: for all the inen that maids, and little children, and and ciught him, and cut off his followed Bual-peor, the LORD iby women; but come not ner any thumbs and his great toes. And God hath destroyed them from man upon whom is the murk; and Aduni-bczek sail, Threescore and among you. But ye that did cleave be: in at my sanctuary. Then teu kings, having their thumbs untu the LOR!) your God are alive they begin at the ancient meu and thrir great tves cut off, ga- every one of you this day.

which were before the houso. thered their meat under my table: 2 Sam. xxii, 26-28. With the mer- 2 John 9. Whosoever trans. as I have done, so God hath re- ciful thou wilt shew tliyself mer- gressetti, au abiddeth not in the quiteid me. And they brought him ciful; and with the upright man doctrine of Christ, buth not God: to Jerusalem, and there he died. thou wilt shiew thyselt upriglit. he that abideth in the doctring of

Julges ix 55 57. And when the With the pure thou wilt slie w lly, Christ, he hath bull thio Father men of Israel saw that Abimelech thou will slow thyself unsavoury.

sell pure; and with the Iroward and the Sun. was dead, they departed every

And the afflicted people tliou wilt man unto his place. Thus God

CONTRAST OFTEN PRErendered the wickelness of Abi. save: but thine eyes are upon the

SENTED melech, which he did unto his fa- lanslity, that thou mayest brius

them down. ther, in slaying his seventy bre

IN THE PRESENT LIFE. thren; And all the evil of the men

P3. xviii, 25-27. With the mer.

2 Chr. xv, 2. And he went ont of Shechem did God render upon ciful thou wilt slew thyselt merci.

to meet Asa, and said unto him, their leads: and upon them camo ful; with an upright mun thou wilt the curse of Jotham the son of show thyself upright; With the Ilear ye me, Asa, and all Juslah

and Banjanin; The LORD (3 with Jerubbaul.

pure thou wilt suew thyself pure;

and with the frowaru thou wilt you, while yo be with lion; and if Esther ix, 25. But when Esther blew thiyself froward. For thou yo seck him, he will be found of came befor: the ling, he coinmin led by letters, that his wicked will bring down bigla looks. will save the afllicted people; but you; but if ye forsako liim, he will

forsake yon. device, which he devised against the Jews, sliould return upon his

P3. XXXVII, 17. For the arms of Job viii, 20-22. Behold, God will own head, anid that he and his the wicked shall be broken: but not cast away a perfect man, sons should be langed on the the LORD upholdeth the righteous. neither will he help the ovil. gullows.

Ps. xci, 7-9. A thousand shall doers; Till die All my mouth with

fall at thy side, and ten thonsand laughing, and thy lips with rejoicTHE REASON.

at thy right hand; but it shall not ins. They that hate thee skull be Num. xiv, 24, 30.36-39. But myser- come vigli thee. Only with thine clothed with shame; and the dwellvant Caleb, because lie had another eyes shalt thou behold and see the ing place of the wicked shall come

to nouglt. spirit with bim, and liathi followed reward of the wicked. Because me fully, him will I bring into the thou hast made the LORD which is Ps. 1, 6. For the Lond knoweth land whereanto he went; and his my refuge, even the Most High, the way of the righteous: but the seed shall possess it, Doubtless thy habitation.

way of the ungudly shall perish. ye shall not come into the land Prov. xiv, 2. He that walkoth in Ps. xxxii, 10, 11. Many sorrows

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shall be to the wicked: but he that stroyed: but he that feareth the ment: but the righteous into liso trusbeth in the LORD, mercy shall cominandnient shall be rewarded. eternal, compass hin about. Be glad in Evil pursueth sinners: but to the

1 Pet. iv, 17, 18. For the time is the LORD, and rejuice, yo riglit- rigliteous good shall be repaid.

come that judgment must bisin evus; and shout for joy, all ye that

Prov. xiv, 19, 22, 34. The evil at the house of Gl: and if it are upright in boart.

bow before the good; and the first begin at us, what she tho Pron 111, 32. For the froward is wicked at the gates of the riglit- end be of them that obey not the abom niin to the LORD: but his eous, Do they not err that des gospel of God? And if the rigisecret is with the righteous. vise evil? but mercy and truth

teous scarcely be saved, where shall be to them that devise good. shall the uugodly and tho siuner Proc. x. 6,9, 21, 25, 29, 30. Blessings are opon the liead of the but sin is a reproach to any

Righteousness exalteth a nation : appear? just; but vi lence covereth the mouth of the wicked. llo people.

5th. - TIE LOT IN ANCIENT that walketh uprightly walketh Prov. XV, 9. The way of tho

TIMES AN APPEAL TO surely: but he that pervertetli his wicked is an abomination unto the

PROVIDENCE. ways shall be known. The fear LORD: but he loveth bim that fulof the wicked. it shall como upon loweth after rigliteousness.

Num xxvi, 55, 56. Notwithstand. bim: but the desire of the righte

Prov. xix, 16. He that keepething the land shall be divided by ous shall be granted. As the the commaniment keepeth his lot: according to the nimes of this whirlwind passeth, so is the wick

own sonl: vill lo that despiseth his tribes of their fathers they shall ed no more: but the righteous is Ways shall die.

inherit. According to the lol shall an everlasting foundation. The way of the Lord is strength to Prov. xxl. 18. The wicked shall the possession thereof be divided

between many ani fow. the upright: but destruction shall be a rangm for the righteous, be to the workers of iniquity. Tue and the transgressor for thu up. Lord spake unto Moses. sayings,

Numb. xxxiv, 16-29. And the righteous shall ever be removedt: right.

These are the names of the men but the wicked shall not inhabit

Prov. xxii, 5. Thorns and snares which shall divide the land unto the earth.

are in the way of the frowarıl; 11o you: Eleuzar the pries, and JoProv. xi, 3.5, 6, 10, 11, 19. 20 21,31. that doth keep his soul shall be shua tho son of Nun. And ye shall The integrity of the uprigli small far from them.

take one prince of every tiibe, guide tliem: but the pervers ness Prvo. xxviii, 18. Wboso walketh to divide the land by inheritance. of transressurs Ball destroy uprightly shall be saved: but he and the names of the men are them. The righteousness of the that is perverse in his ways sliall these: Of the tribe of Judali, C.. perfect shall direct luis way: but lull at once.

leb the son of Jepliinneh. And the wicked shall full by his own

of the tribe of the chil iren of Si. wickelness. The risliteousness of

Mal, ill, 17, 18. And they shall meun, Shemuel the suu of Aminithe upright shall deliver thein: but be mine, siith the LORD of losth, B.931. 'Of the tribe of Benjanin, transgressors shall be taken in in that day when I m ke up my Eliad the son of Chistou, did the in their oren nurlitiness. When Jewels: and I will spare them as i prince of the tribe of the children it pueil well with the righteous, man spareth his wwn sou that

of Dan, Bulki the son of Jagli. the city r juiceil; and when the serveth him Then shall je re- The princu of the children of Juwicked perish, there is shouting.

turn, and discern between the sepi.for the tribe of the children By the Olssing of the upriglit the righteous and the Wickel; be ot M musseh, Ilanniel the son of city is exalted: but it is over- tween him that servetli God, and

Epliud. And the prince of thio thrown by the math of the him that serveth him not.

tribo of the children of Epliraim, wicked. As righteousness tendcih

Mal. iv, 3. And ye shall tread Kemuel the son of Shiphilan, Anu to lit. !o that pursueth evil, down the wicked; for they shall the prince of the tribe of the chill pur:ucth it to his own deith. be ashes under the soles of your ren of Zebulun, Elizaplan the They that aro of a froward leart ieet in the diy that I shall do this, sun of Purnach. And the prince are abomination to the Lord: but builh the LORD u bosts.

of the tribe of the children of Issuch als are pright in their way

sach:r, Paltiel the son of Azzin. are bois delight. Though hand


And the prince of the tribe vi the Join in land, the wicked shall not

children of Asher, Alikud the son bo unpunished: but the seed of 1 Chron. xxviii, 9. And thon, of Shelomi. And the prince of the the riguous shall be delivered. Solomon, my son, know thiou the tribe of the children of Nipilit all, Behold the richteous shall be re- tiod of thy father, and serve lim Pedalel the son of Ainiineid. compensed in the earth; much with a perfect heart, and will it These are they whom the LORD more the wicked and the sinner. willing mind; for the Lord search comman led to divide the inherita

Prov. xii, 2, 3.7, 21. A good man eth all hearts, and understand- tance unto the chiliren of Israel obwiseth tour of the LRD: but elli all the imaginations of the in the land of Curaun. a man of wiched devices will be

thou:hts: if thou seek him, he Colleinn. A man shilil not be eswill be found of thee; but it ibou

Josh, vil, 14. 16-18 In the morntublistie by wickedness but ine forsake him, he will cust llive oil ing therefore ye shall be bruillit

according to your tribes; and it rvot of the righteous shall not be for ever. moved. The WicArd are over

Ps. cxxv, 5. As for such as turn shall be, that the tribe which the turuwn, and are 10: but the asiile unto their crooked ways, the

LORD takeidi shall come according ble of the righteou shallalani. LORD shall lead thein forth with

to ile tanilies thereof; and the Thero sludi no evit happen to the the workers of iniquity: but peace fantly which the loud sill tako jusi; but the wicked shall be filled shall be upon Israel.

shall come by lvusenulis, and the with mischiet.

household which the LORD shull

J'rov. xiv, 32 The wicked istake shall come man by man. So Trov xili, C. 13, 21. Righteous driven away in bis wickedness, Justua rose up early in the mornni 85 kcepetli him that is uprizle but the rigliteous liutli hupe lu diising and brought isried by their in he way: but wickedness overdeatii.

trives; and the tribe of Juduh trowetu the winner. Whos de Dutth. XXV, 46. And these shall way wiken. And he brou: ht thie spiscth the word shall be de- 'go away inw everlustiug puuisu-l family of Judub; and no luok the

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family of the Zarhllcs: and he / ono to his fellow, Come, and let, of Moses, that thou mayest pro

1 brvuglit the family of the Zırlites us cast lots, that we may know sper in all that thou doest, and man by mo; and Zabdi was for whose cause thig evil is upon whitlersoever thou turnest tuytaken: Ani de brought his house- us. So they cast lots, and the lot self. hold man by man; and Achan, the fell upon Jonah.

1 Chron. XI, 9. So David wared 80n of Carmi, the son of Zabdi, the

greater and greater: for the LORD son of Zorill, of the tribe of Ju- Prov. xvi. 33 The lot is cast of hosts was with bim. duh, was taken. into the lap; but the whole dis

1 Chron. xxii, 13. Then shalt 1 Sam. X, 19-21. And ye have this posing thereof is of the Lord.

thou prosper, if thou takest beed day rejected your God, who him- Prov. xviii, 18. The lot causeth to fulfil the statutes and juils Beli sived you out of all your ad-contentions to cease, and partelh ments which the Lord charged versities and your tribulations; between the mighty.

Moses with concerning Israel; be and ye have said unto him, Vay, Dan. xii, 13. Biit go thou thy strong, and of good courage; but set a king over us. Now way till the end be: for thou shalt dread not, nor be dismayed. therefore presentyourselves before rest, and stand in thy lot at the 2 Chron. xvii, 3-5. And the the LORD by your tribes, and by end of the days.

LORD was with Jehoshaplat, bem your thousands. And when Sa

Micah ii, 5. Therefore thon shalt cause he walked in the first ways
muel vad caused all the tribes of have none that shall cast a cord of his father David, and songht
Israel to come near, the tribe of by lot in the congregation of the not unto Balaam; But sought to
Benjamin was taken. When he

the LORD God of his father, and had caused the tribe of Benjamin

walked in his cominandments, tv come near by their families, the (AFFLICTIVE PROVIDENCES, I and not after the doings of Israel: family of Matri was taken, and

Therefore the LORD stublished the

See under Disease and Death.) Saul the son of Kish was taken:

kingdoin in his band; and all and when they sought him, he

Judah brought to Jehoshaphat could not be found.


presents; and he had richies and
1 Sam. xiv, 39.-42. For, as the

honour in abundance. Lord liveth, which saveth Israel. TOWARDS THE RIGHTEOUS.

2 Chron. xxvII, 6. So Jotham thour it be in Jonathan my son,


became miglity, because he prehe shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the Deut. xxviii, 11, 13. And the pared his ways beforu the LORD

his God. people that answered him. Then Lord shall make thee plenteous in

Job iv, 5, 6. But now it is come sul lie unto all Israel, Be ye on goods, in the fruit of iliy body, one side, and I and Jonathan my and in the fruit of thy cattle, and upon thee, and thou faintest; it son will be on the other side. And in the fruit of thy ground, in the toucheth thee, and thou art the people said unto Saul, Do land which the LORD sware unto troubled. Is not this thy fear, thy what seemnet! good unto éliee. thy fathers to give thee. And confidence, thy hope, and the upTherefore Saul said unto the LCRO the LORD sball make thee the rightuess of tliy ways? Gull of Israel, Give a perfect lot. liead, and not the tail; and thou Job xxxvi, 11. If they obey and And Saul und Jonathan were

shalt be above only, and thou serve him, they shall spend their taken; but ihe people escaped. sli:ut not be beneath; if that thou days in prosperity, and their And Saul said, Cast lots between Learken unto the commandments years in pleasures. me and Jonathan my son. And of the LORD thy God, which I

Prov. ii, 21. For the upright Jonathan was taken.

command thee this day, to observe shall dwell in the land, and the

and to do them. 1 Chron. xxiv, 5. 31. Thus were

perfect shall remain in it.

Deut. xxx 9. 10. And the LORD they divided by lot, one sort with

Prov. xxiv, 10. If thou faint in another; for the givernors of the thy God will make thee plenteous the day of adversity, thy strength sanctuary, and governor oj the the fruit of thy body, and in the

in every work of thine hand, in is sinall. huse of God, were of the sons of fruit of tlıy catile, and in the fruit obedieut, yo shall eat the good of

Isa. I, 19. If ye be willing and Elrazar, and of the sons of Ithi

of thy land, for good: for the mur. These likewise cist lots

the land. over against their brethren the for good, as he rejoiced over tìıy LORD will again rejoice over thee

Isa. 1il, 10. Say ye to the Solis of Aaron in the presence fathers; ' If thou shalt hearken rigliteous, that it shall be well of David the king, and Zadul, and into the voice of the Lort thy with him for they shull eat the chief of the

fruit of their doings. fathers of the priests and Levites God, to keep his commandments, even the principal fathers over

and his statutes, which are writ- Lam. ill. 39. Wliereunto doth a against their younger brethren.

ten in this book of the law, and if living man complain, a mun for

thou turn unto the Lord thy God the punishment of bis sins. 1 Chron. XXV, 8. And they cast with all thine heart, and with all 2018, ward against ward, as well thy soul. the small as the great, the teacher


2 Sam. v, 10. And David went as the scholar.

on, and grew greal; and the LORD 1 Chron, XXVI, 13. And they cast God of hosts was with him.

Gen. vil, 1. And the Lord said lots, as well the sinall as the

unto Noah, Come thou and all great, according to the house of 2 Sam. vi, 8. And David was thy house into iho ark: for thee their fathers, for every gate.

displeased, because the LORD bad have I seen righteous before mo

mide a breach upon Uzzah: and in this generation. Esth. 111, 7 I i the first month, that he called the name of the place is, the month Nisan, in the twelfth Perez-uzzah to this day.

2 Kings xxii, 18--20. But to the year of king Alasuerus, they cast

king of Judalı, which sent you to

1 Kings ii, 3. And keep the enquire of the Lord thus shall yo Pur, that is, tbe lut, before aman froin (lay to day, and from month charge of the LORD thy God, to say to him. Thus saith the Lord to monin, to the twelfth month, walk in his ways, to keep his God of Israel, As touching the that is, the month Adar.

statutes, and his commandments, words which thou base beard;

and his judgments, and his testi- Because thine heart was tender, Jonah 1, 7. And they said every monies, as it is written in the lawand thou hast humbled thyself

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