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are three days. Yet within three unto Joseph, in my dream, be-, terpretation thereof, that he wor.
1 Kings iii, 5, 8-15. In Gibeon
the LORD appeared to Solomon in
bered nor counted for multitude,
And the speech pleased the LORD,
And God said unto him, Because
thou hast asked this thing and
could declare it to me. And Jo-
dream of Pharaoh is one: God thine en mies; but hast asked for
judgment; Bebold. I have done into Pharaoh's hand: But be hang; kine are seven years; and the given thee a wise and an uned the chief baker, as Joseph had
seven good ears are seven years: derstanding heart; so that there Interpreted to them,
the dream is one. And the seven was none like thee before thee,
not asked, both riches and honour:
the kings like unto thee
will lengthen thy days. And so
the plenty shall lomon awoke; and, behold, it was
be furgotten in the land of Egypt;
known in the land by reason of Dan. ii, 1, 31--45. And in the
This great image whose briglit. in a meadow. Aud, behold, seven
ness was excellent, stoosi be bure
thee; and the form thereof 1013
the stone that smote the image , visions of mine head in my bed: I strong, whose height reached became a great mountain, and saw, and betold a tree in the
unto the heaven, and the sight Alled the whole earth. Thou, midst of the earth, and the height thereof to all the earth; Whoso 0 king, art a king of kings : thereof was great, The tree leaves were fair, and the fruit for the God of heaven hath given grew, and was strong, and the thereof much, and in it was meat thee a kingdom, power, and height thereof reached unto hea- for all; under which the beasts of strength, and glory. And where ven, and the sight thereof to the the field dwelt, and upon whose soever the children of men dwell, end of all the earth. The leaves branches the fowls of the heaven the beasts of the field, and the thereof were fair, and the fruit had their habitation: It is thou, O fowls of the heaven, hath he given thereof much, and in it was meat king, that art grown and become into thine hand, and hath made for all: the beasts of the field had strong: for thy greatnes is grown, thee ruler over them all. Thou shadow under it, and the fowls of and reacheth unto heaven, and thý art this head of gold. And after the heaven dwelt in the boughs dominion to the end of the earth. thee shall arise another kingdom thereof, and all flesh was sed of it. And whereas the king saw a inferior to thee, and another third I saw in the visions of my head watcher and an holy one coming kingdom of brass, which shall upon my bed, and, behold, a down from heaven, and saying, Dear rule over all the earth. And watcher and an holy one came How the tree down, and destruy the fourth kingdom shall be strong down from heaven: He cried it; yet leave the slump of the as iron: forasmuch as iron break- aloud, and said thus. Hew down roots thereof in the earth, even eth in pleces and subdueth all the tree, and cut off his branches, with a band of iron and brass, in things; and as iron that breaketh shake off his leaves, and scatter the tender grass of the field; and all these, shall it break in pieces his fruit: let the beasts get away let it be wet with the dew of hea. and bruise. And whereas thou from under it, and the fowls from ven, and let his portion be with sawest the feet and toes, part of his branches: Nevertheless, leave the beasts of the field till seven potter's clay, and part of irun, the the stump of his roots in the times pass over him; This is the kingilom shall be divided; but earth, even with a band of Iron interpretation, o king, and this is there shall be in it of the strength and brass, in the tender grass of the decree of the most High which of the iron, forasmuch as thou the field; and let it be wet with is come upon my lord the king. Bawest the iron mixed with miry the dew of heaven, and let lais clay. And as the loes of the feet portion be with the beasts in the
DANIEL were part of iron, and part of clay; grass of the earth: Let his heart Dan. vil, 1. In the first year of 80 the kingdom shall be parily be changed from man's, and let a Belshazzır king of Babylon, 8! rong, and partly broken. And beast's hart be given into bim; Daniel had a dream and visions whereas thou sawest iron mixed and let seven times pass over of this head upon his bed: then he with miry clay, they shall mingle bim. This matter is by the de- wrote the dream, and told the themselves with the seed of men; cree of the watchers, and the sum of the matters. but they shall not cleave one to demand by the word of the holy another, even as iron is not mixed opes; to the intent that the living
WISE MEX. with clay. And in the days of may know that the most High Matth. II, 12. dou being warned these kings shall the God of hea- ruleth in the kingdom of men, of God in a dream that they ven set up a kingdom, which shall and giveth it to whomsoever he should not return to Hervd, they never be destroyed: and the king. will, and setteth up over It the departed into their own country dom shall not be left to other basest of men. This dream I king another way. people, but it shall break in pieces Nebuchadni zzar bave seen. Now aud consume all these kingdoms, thou, O Belteshazzar, declare
JOSEPH. and it shall stand for ever. For the interpretation thereof, foras- Matth. II, 13 And when they asmuch as thou sawest that the much as all the wise men of my were departed, behold, the angel stone was cut out of the mountain kingdom are not able to make of the Lord appeareth to Joseph without bands, and that it brake known unto me the interpretation: in a dream, saying: Arise, and in pieces the iron, the brass, the but thou art able; for the spirit of take the young child and his clay, the silver, and the gold; the the holy gods is in thee. Then mother, and flee into Egypt, and great God hath made known to Daniel (whose name was Belte- be thou there until I bring theo the king what shall come to pass shazzar) was astonied fr one word: for Herod will seek the bere fier: and the dream is cer- hour, and his thoughts troubled young child to destroy him. tain, and the interpretation thereof him. The king spake, and said, Bure. Belteshazzar, let not the dream,
PILATE'S WIFE. Dan. 19,4, 5, 10-24. I Nebuchador the interpretation thereut, Matth. xxvii, 19. Wuen he was nezzar was at rest in mine bouse, trouble thee. Belteshazzar au- set down on the judgment-seat and flourishing !o my palace: I swered and said, My lord, the his wife sent unto him, saying, saw a dreain which made me dream be to them that hate thee, Have thou nothing to do with afrail, and the thoughts upon my and the interpretation thereof to that just man: for I have suffered bed and the visions of my head thine enemies. The tree that many things this day in a dream troubled me. Thus were the l thou sa west, which grew, and was because of him.
be earthqnakes in divers places, | tno charlots perceived that it 10429
and there shall be famines and not the king of Israel, that they
1 Chron. V, 19. And they made
Luke lit, 14. And the soldiers war with the Hagarites, with
said unto them, Do violence to no phet of the LORD was there whose
and be content with your wages. before the host that came to Sie
hear of wars and commotiong, be hold, because the LORD God of
not terrified: for these things must your fathers was wroth with For they speak first come to pass; but the end is Judah, he hath delivered them pot peace; but they devise deceit
not by and by. Then said he unto into your band, and ye have slain
nation, and kingdom against king- unto heaven,
WAB FOR CONQUEST.
come wars and fightings among Num. XXXII, 6, 7, 20-23. And Ps. cxx, 6,7. My soul hath long you? come they nut hence, even Moses said unto the children of dwell with him that bateth peace, of your lusts that war in your Gad, and to the children of R-0. I am for peace: but when I speak, meinbers? Ye lust, and have not: ben, shall your brethren go to they are for war.
ye kill, and desire to have, and war, and shall ye sit here? And P3. cxl, 1, 2. Dellver me, O LORD, cinnot obtain: ye fight and war, wherefore disc jurage ye the heart from the evil man: preserve me yet ye have not, because yo ask of the children of Israel from gofrom the violent man: Which not.
ing over into the land which the
LORD hath given them? And
Josh. xl, 18. Joshua made war Moses said unto them, If ye will
do this thing, if ye will go armed Prov. xil. 20. Decelt is in the
before the Lord to war, and will go heart of them that imagine evil:
Judges xl, 4. And it came to all of you armed over Jordan be
children of Ammon made war out his enemies from before him,
And the land be subdued before
2 Sam. iil, 1. Now there was the LORD; then afterward ye shall
Saol and the house of David: but LORD, and before Israel; and this
do so, bebold, ye have sinned
sin will find you out,
Deut. 11, 24, 31. Rise ye up, take
your journey, and pass over the for ever.
1 Kings xv, 6, 16, 32. And there river Arnon: behold, I have given
was war between Rehoboam and into thine hand Sibon the Amo Obad. 14.
Neither shouldest Jeroboam all the days of bis life. rite, king of Heslibon, and bis
days, And there
was war be- LORD said unto me, Behold, I have
before thee: begin to possess, that
thou mayest inherit his laud.
1 Kings xxil, 30, 31, 33. And the
Deut. iil, 18. And I comman led
Israel disguised himself, and went pass over armed before your bre-
the LORD commanded yon, say. Ngh his dominion by the river And as they went about to kill ing, The LORD your God hath Euplirates.
him, tidiugs came unto the chief given you rest, and hath given
Esther vill, 11--13. Wherein the captain of the band, that all Jeruyon this land. Your wives, your king granted the Jews which were sulem was in an uproar. little ones, and your cattle, shall in every city to gather themselves reinain in the land which Moses together, and to stand for their
Acts xxiii, 10. And when ther gave you on this side Jordan; but life, to destroy, tu slay, and to captain, fearing lest Paul should
arose a great dissension, the chief ye shall pass before your brethren
cause to perish, all the power of have been pulled in pieces of armed, all the mighty men of valour and help them; Until the would assault them both little ones go down, and to take him by forco
the people and province that them, commanded the soldiers to LORD hare given your brethren and women, and to take the spoil from among them, and to bring rest, as he hath giren you, and of them for a prey, Upon one day, him into the castle. they also have possessed the land in all the provinces of king Ahasilwhich the LORD your God givetherus, namely, upou the thirteenth thein: then ye shall return unto day of the twelfth month, which
CIVIL WARS AND PANICS. the land of your possession, and is the month Adar. The copy of Judges vil, 22. And the three enjoy it, which Moses the LORD's the writing, for a commandment, hundred blew the trumpets, and servant gave you on this side to be given in every province, was the Lord set every man's sword Joruan, toward the sub-rising.
published unto all people, and that against his fellow, even through
the Jews should be ready against out all the hust: and the host lled * AND SOMETIMES FOR SELF-DEFENCE
that day to avenge themselves un to Beth-shittah in Zererath, and AND FOR REVENGE. their enemies.
to the burder of Abel-mebolah Gen. xlix, 19. Gad, a troop shall
unto Tabbath. overcome bim: but he shall over
Jer. xlls, 14. I have heard a
Judges xii, 4. Then Jephthah come at the last.
romour from the Lord, and an gathered together all the men of Exod. xvil, 8 14. Then came ambassador is sent unto the hea- Gilead, and fought with Eplıraim: Amalek, and fuight with Israel then, saying, Gather ye together, and the men of Gilead smote In R-pholdim. And the LORD satu and come ng inst her, and rise up Ephraim, becanse they said. Yo uuto Moses, Write this for a me to the battle.
Gileadites are fugitives of Ephmorial in a book, and rehearse it
Jer. 1, 14. 21. Put yourselves in among the Manussites.
raim among the Ephraimiles, and in the ears of Joshua; for I will
array utterly put out the remembrance
against Babylon round of Amalek from under heaven. about: all ye that bend the bow,
1 Sam. xiv, 16, 20. And the shoot at her, spare no arrows; for
watclimen of Sanl in Gibeah of Num. XXV, 16--18. And the LORD she hath sinned against the LORD. Benjamin lovked; and, behold, the sp ke unto Moses, saying, Vex Go op against the land of Mera- multitude melted away, and they For they vex you with their wiles, the inhabitants of Pekod: Waste people that were with him asthe Midianites, and smito them: thaim, even against it, and against went on beating down one an
other. And Saul and all the where with they bave beguiled you and utterly destroy after them, in the matter of Peor, and in the suith the LORD, and do accord
sembled themselves, and they matter of Cuzbi, the daughter of ing to all that I have commauded
came to the battle: and, behold, a prince of Midian, their sister, thee.
every man's sword was against which was sluip in the day of the
his fellow, and there was a very
Jer. II, 27. Set ye ap a standard
And Num. XXXI. 1--3. And the LORD among the nations, prepare tbe spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge nations against her, call together when they had made an end of the children of Israel of the Midis against her the kingdoms of Ara- the inhabitants of S. ir, every one
helped to destroy another anites: afterward shalt thou be rul, Minni, and Ashchenuz. ... gathered unto thy people. And Joel iii, 9. Proclaim ye this
18a. xix, 2. And I will set the Moses spake unto the people, say among the Gentiles; Prepare war, Egyptians against the Egyptians: ing, Arui some of yourselves unto wake up the mighty men, let ali and they shall fight every one the war, and let them go against the men of war draw near, let against his brother, and every ono the Munites, and avenge the them come up.
against his neighbour; city against Logu of Midian.
city, and kinguum against kiugRIOTS.
dom. Deut. xxv, 17--19. Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the Exod. xxxii, 17, 18. And when unto me, A conspiracy is found
Jer. xl, 9. And the LORD said way, when ye were come forth Juglua heard tho noise of the among the men of Judah, and out of Egsp; How be inet thee people as they shouted, he said amoug the inhabitants of Jeruby the way, and smote the hind- unto Moses, There is a noise of
salem. most of thee, even all that were war in the camp. And he said, it feeble behind thee, when thou wast is not the voice o! them that shout
Jer. xlvi, 12. The nations have faint and weary; and ho feared for mastery, neither is it the voice beard of thy shame, and thy cry not God. Therefore it sball be, of them that cry for being over hath filled the land: for tho
hatlı stumbled when the LORD thy God batú come; but the uoise of them that mighty given thee rest from all thine sing do I hear.
against the mighty, and they are enemies round about, in the land
fallen both together
Isa. xxii, 2. Thoo that art full which the LORD thy God giveth of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joy.
Ezek. xxxviii, 21. And I will thee for an inheritance to possess ous city: thy slain men are not call for
a sword against him it, that thou shalt blot out the slain with the sword, nor dead throughont all my mountains, rémenbrance of Amalek from in battle.
saith the Lord God: every man's under beaven; thou shalt not for
Acts xx1, 80. 31. And all the city sword shall be agalust wis brother. was inoved, and the people ran
WAR A SCOURGE OF DIVINE 1 Chron. xviii, 3. And David together, and they took Paul, aud smote Hedarezer king of Zobah drew bim out of the temple: and
PROVIDENCE uolo llamath, as he went to stab-forth with the doors were shat. Jud. iii, 10. And the Spirit of
the LORD came upon him, and he 18a. XXVI. 21. For, bebold, the take the sword shall perish with Judged Israel, and went out to LORD cometh out of his place to
the sword. war: and the LORD delivered Chu- punish the inhabitants of the Rev. xvi, 10. He that leadeth shan-risharhaim hing of Mesopo | earth for their iniquity: the earth into captivity shall go into cap tamia into liis hand; and his hand also shall disclose her blood, and tivity: he that killeth with the prevailed against Chusban-risha- shall no more cover her slain. sword must be killed with the baim.
18a. xxxiv, 2, 3. For the indigna- sword. Here is the patience and Jud. xi, 29. Then the Spirit of tion of the LORD is upon all pa- the faith of the saints. be LORD came upon jephthab,and tions, and his fury upon all their
THE BLESSING OF PEACE. he passed over Gilead, and Ma- armies: he hath utterly destroyed Dasseb, and passed over Mizpeh them, he hath delivered them to Deut. ii, 6, 9, 16-19. 37. Meddle of Gilead, and from Mizpen of the slaughter. Their slain also not with them; for I will not give Gilead he passed over unto the shall be cast out, and their stink you of their land, no, not so much children of Ammon.
shall come up out of their car- as a foot breadth; because I I have 1 Chr. v, 22. For there fell down cases, and the mountains shall be given mount Seir auto Esau for å melted with their blood.
possession. And the LORD God many Blain, because the war was
unto me, Distress not the Moab
Jer. xlvil, 5–7. Baldness is come ites, neither contend with them of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.
upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off
with the remnant of their valley: in battle: for I will not give them 2 Chr. xxi, 16. Moreover the how long wilt thou cut thyself of their land for a possession; beLORD stirred up against Jehoram o thou sword of the LORD, bow
cause I have given Ar unto the the spirit of the Philistines, and long will it be ere thou be quiet? So it came to pass, when all the
children of ot for a possessi :n. of the Arabiads, that were near Put up thyself into thy scabbard, the Ethiopians rest, and be still. How can it be men of war were consumed and
dead from among the people, 1 Chr. xxii. 8. But the word of quiet seeing
the Lord hath given that the LORD spake unto me, the Lori came to me, saying, Thou it a charge against Ashkelon, and
saying, Thou art to pass over bast shed blood abundantly, and against the spa-spore? there hath
through Ar. the coast of Moab, be appointed ito hast made great wars: thou shalt
this day: And when thou comest not build an house unto my name,
Jer. xlviii, 10. Cursed be he that nigb over against the children of because thou hast shed much doeth the work of the LORD de Ainmon, distress them not, por blood upon the earth in my sight.
ceitfully, and cursed be he that meddle with them: for I will not
keepeth' back his sword from give thee of the land of the chile Job xix, 29. Be ye afraid of the blood. Buri: for wrath bringeth the
dren of Ammon any pos-ession;
Jer. II, 49. punishments of the sword, that
As Babylon hath because I have g ved it unto the
caused the slain of Israel to fall, children of Lot for a prissession. ye "ay know there is a judg. so at Babylon sball fall the slain Ouly unto the land of the children ment, of all the earth.
of Ammon thou camest not, not I a. ix, 11.12. Therefore the LORD
Ezek. XXXV, 5, 6. Because thon unto any place of the river Jabshall set up the adversaries of hast had a perpetual hatred, and bok, nor unto the cities in the Rezin against him, and join his bast shed the blood of the children mountains, nor unto whatsoever enemies together. The Sırlads of Israel by itse force of the sword the LORD our God forbade us. bef re, and the Philistines hebind; in the time of their calamity, in 1 Kings xxii, 1, 44. And they and they shall devour Israel with the time that their iniquity had continued three years with ut open mouth,....
an end. Therefore, as I live, saith war between Syria and Israel. Isa. xiii, 3.-5. I have com
the Lord God, I will prepare thee And Jeboshapbat made peace manded my sanctified ones, I have unto blood, and blood shall pursue with the king of Israel. also called my mighty ones for thee: bith thou hast not hated
1 Chron. xix, 19. And when the mine anger, eren them that re- blood, even blood shall pursue servants of Hadarezer saw that Joice in my higliness. The noise thee.
they were put to the worse before of a multitude in the mountains, Joel 11, 20. But I will remove Israel, they made peace with like as of a great people; a tumulo far off from you the northern David, and became his servants: tuous noise of the kingdoms of army, and will drive him into a neither would the Syrians help nations gathered together: the land barren and desolate, with his the children of Anmon any more. LORD of hosts mu terith the host face toward the east sea, and his 2 Chron. x1, 3, 4. Speak unto of the battle. They come from a binder part toward the utmost Rehoboam the son of Solomon, far country, from the end of hea. sea: an 1 his stink shall come up, king of Judah, and to all Israel in ven, eren ihe Lord and the wea- and his ill savour shall come up, Judah and Benjamin, saying, pons of bis indignation, to destroy because he bath done great Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall the whole land. things.
not go up, por fight against your Isa. xiv, 6-7. The LORD hath Nahum 111, 1, 2. Woe to the brethren: return every man to his broken the st ff of the wicked, bloody city! it is all full of lies and house; for this thing is done of and the sceptre of the rulers. He robbery; the prey departeth not; me. And they obeyed the words who smote the people in wrath The noise of a whip, and the noise of the LORD, and returned from with a coutinual stroke, he that of the rattling of the wheels, and going against Jeroboam. ruled the nations in anger, is per- of tho pranc.ng horses, and of the
2 Chron. xv, 19. And there was secuted, and uone hiudereth. The jumping chariots.
Do more war unto the five and whole earth is at rest, and is Hab. ii, 10. Thou hast consulted thirtieth year of the reign of As. griet: they break forth into sing- shame to thy house by cutting off
2 Chron. xvil, 10. And the fear many people, and hast sinned of the Lord fell upon all the kingda, xvii, 14. And behold at against thy soul.
doms of the lands that were round evening-Iide trouble; and before
abont Judah, so that they made the mornin' be is not. This is Bíotth. XXVI, 52. Then sald Jesus no war against Jehosbaphat, the portion of them that spoil us, unto him, Put up again thy sword 2 Chron. xvill, 16. Then be said, and the lot of them that rob us. into his place: for all they that l I did see all Israel scattered upon