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Isa. xlviii, 19. Thy seed also hold, thou art with child, and me as the clay; and wilt thon had been as the sand, and the shalt bear a son, and shalt call his bring me into dust agaiu? Hast offspring of thy bowels like the name Ishmael; because the LORD thou not poured me out as milk, gravel thereof; his name should hath heard thy affliction. And he and curdled me like cheese? Thou not have been cut off nor destroy- will be a wild man; his hand will

wild man: his hand will hast clothed me with skin and ed from before me.

be against every man, and every flesh, and hast fenced me with Jer. xxxv, 18, 19. And Jeremiah

man's hand against him: and he bones and sinews. said unto the house of the Recha

shall dwell in the presence of all Job xv, 35. They conceive misbites, Thus saith the LORD of il his brethren.

chief, and bring forth vanity, and hosts, the God of Israel, Because Exod. xxi, 22. If men strive, and their belly prepareth deceit. ve have obeyed the commandment hurt a woman with child, so that! Ps. vii. 14. Behold, he travaileth of Jonadab yonr father, and kept her fruit depart from her, and yet with iniquity, and hath conceived all his precepts, and done accord-no mischief follow: he shall be mischief, and brought forth falseing unto all that he hath com- surely punished, according as the hood. manded you; Therefore thus saith woman's husband will lay upon

P3. xxil, 9, 10. But thou art he the LORD of hosts, the God of him; and he shall pay as the

that took me out of the womb; Israel, Jonadab the son of Rechab judges determine. .

thou didst make me hope when I shall not want a man to stand be- Ruth iv. 13. So Bonz took Ruth, luas upon my mother's breasts. I fore me for ever.

and she was his wife: and when was cast upon thee from the

he went in unto her, the LORD | womb; thou art my God from my unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife a son.

Ps. xlviii, 6. Fear took hold Elisabeth shall bear theo á son, 2 Sam. xi, 5. And the woman | upon them there, and pain, as of a and thou shalt call his name conceived, and sent and told woman in travail. John. David, and said, I am with child.

Ps. lxxi, 6. By thee have I been Heb. xi, 12. Therefore sprang | 1 Kings iil, 17, 18. And the one holden up from the womb: thou there even of one, and him as

woman said, o iny lord, I and this art he that took me vut of my good as dead, so many as the stars

woman dwell in ono house; and I mother's bowels: my praise shall of the sky in multitude, and, as

was delivered of a child with her be continually of thee. the sand which is by the sea-l in the house. And it came tol Ps. cxxxix. 13-16. For thou hast shore, innumerable.

pass, the third day after that I was possessed my reins: thou hast

delivered, that this woman was covered me in my mother's womb. BUT SOMETIMES ARE THE delivered also: and we were to I will praise thee; for I am fearOPPOSITE

gether, there was no stranger fully and wonderfully made: mar.

with us in the house, save we two Num, xxxii, 14. And, behold, ye

vellous are thy works; and that iu the house.

my soul knoweth right well. My are risen up in your fathers' stead. an increase of sinful men, to aug

2 Kings xv, 16. Then Menahem substance was not hid from thee,

when I was made in secret, and ment yet the fierce anger of the smote Tiphsan, and all thai were LORD toward Israel. therein, and the coasts thereof curious

curiously wrought in the lowest from Tirzab: because they opened parts of the e

parts of the earth. Thine eyes did Job xil. 23. Ho increaseth the not to him, therefore he smoto it: seo my substauce, yet being innations, and destroyeth them: he and all the women therein that perfect; and in thy book all my enlargeth the nations, and strait- were with child ho ripped up.

members were written, which in eneth them again.

continuance were fashioned, when

1 Chron. il, 24. And after that Prov. xxix, 16. When the wick

as yot there was none of them. Hezron was dead in Calebed are multiplied, transgression

ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron's Eccles. xi, 5. As thou knowest increaseth: but the righteous shall

wife, bare him Ashur the father of not what is the way of the spirit, see their fall. Tekoa.

nor how the bones do grow in the Hos. iv, 7. As they were in

1 Chron. vit, 23. And when he

womb of her that is with child; creased, so they sinned against went in to his wife, she conceived,

even 80 thou knowest not the me; therefore will I change their and bare a son, and he called his

works of God who maketh all. glory into shame. name Beriah, because it went evil

Cant. viii, 5. (Who is this that with his house.

cometh up from the wilderness, Luke 1, 24. 41. And after those

leaning upon her beloved?) BIRTII.

I

raised thee up under the appleGen. iv, 1, 17. And Adam knew

days his wife Elisabeth conceived,
and hid herself five months, say-

tree: there thy mother brought theo Eve his wife; and she conceived,

| forth; there she brought thee forth and bare Cain, and said, I have ing. And it came to pass, that,

that bare thee. when Elisabeth heard the salutagotten a man from the LORD.

tion of Mary the babe leaded in Isa. xiii, 8. And they shall be And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch. .... filled with the Holy Ghost her womb; and Elisabeth was afraid: pangs and surrows shall

take hold of them; they shall be in Gen. xvi, 4, 5. And he went in

pain as a woman that travaileth; anto Hagar, and she conceived:

they shall be amazed one at anand when she saw that she had

ALLUSIONS.

other; their faces shall be as conceived, her mistress was des

(See under BODY.)

flames. pised in her eyes. And Sarai said 2 Kings xix, 3. And they said Isa. xxi, 3. Therefore are my anto Abram, My wrong be upon unto him. Thus saith Hezekiah, I loins filled with pain: pangs havo thee: I have given my maid into | This day is a day of trouble, and taken bold upon me, as the pangs thy bosom; and when she saw that of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the of a woman that travaileth; I was she liad conceived, I was despised children are come to the birth, bowed down at the hearing of it; In her eyes: the Lond judge be- and there is not strength to bring | I was dismayed at the seeing of tween me and thee. forth.

it. Grn. xvi, 11, 12, And the angel Job x. 9-11. Remember, I be- Isa. xxvi, 17, 18. Like as a woman of the Lord said unto her, Be- seech theo, that thou hast made with child, that draweth near the lime of her delivery, is in pain, d in thee? is thy counsellor perished? 1 purifying be fulflled. But if she crieth out in her pangs; so have we for pangs have taken thee as a bear a maid-child, then she shall been in thy sight, 0 LORD. We woman in travail. Be in pain, and be unclean two weeks, as in her have been with child, we have labour to bring forth, 0 daughter separation; and she shall continue been in pain, we have as it were of Zion, like a woman in travail; in the blood of her purifying brought forth wind; we have not for now shalt thou go forth out of threescore and six days. And wrought any deliverence in the the city, and thou shalt dwell in the when the days of her purifying earth: neither have the inhabi- field, and thou shalt go even to are fulfilled, for a son, or for a tants of the world fallen.

Babylon; thero shalt thou be de. daughter, she shall bring a lamb of Isa. xlii. 14. I have long time | livered; there the LORD shall re- the first year for a burnt-offering, holden my peace; I have been

deem thee from the hand of thine and a young pigeon, or a turtlestill, and refrained myself: now enemies.

dove, for a sin-offering, unto the will I cry like a travailing woman; Marl xiii, 17. Bnt woe to them

door of the tabernacle of the con

gregation, unto the priest; Who that are with child and to them I will destroy and devour at once. that give suck, in those days!

shall offer it before the LORD, and 180. lxvi, 7-9. Before she travail

make an atonement for her; and ed, she brought forth; before her John xvi. 21. A woman when she

she shall be cleansed from the pain came, she was delivered of a is in travail hath sorrow, because

issue of her blood. This is the man-child. Who hath heard such her hour is come: but as soon as I law for her that hath boru a male a thing? who hath seen such things? she is delivered of the child, she l or a female. And if she be not Shall the earth be made to bring remembereth no more the anguish,

able to bring a lamb, then she forth in one day? or shall a nation for joy.....

shall bring two turtles, or two be born at once? for as soon as 1 Tim. ii, 15. Notwithstanding she young pigeons; the one for the Zion travailed, she brought forth shall be saved in child-bearing, if burnt-offering, and the other for a her children. Shall I bring to the they continue in faith, and charity, sin-offering and the priest shall birth, and not cause to bring forth? and holiness with sobriety

make an atonement for her, and saith the LORD: shall I cause to

she shall be clean. bring forth, and shut the womb saith thy God.

TWINS.

Ezek. xvi, 4, 8. And as for thy Gen. xxv, 24-26. And when her

04-98. And when her nativity, in the day thou want Jer. iv, 31. For I have heard a 1 days to be delivered were fulfilled,

| born thy navel was not cut, neither voice as of a woman in travail, behold, there were twins in her

wast thou washed in water to supand the anguish as of her that womb. And the first came out

I ple thee: thou wast not salted at bringeth forth her first child, the red, all over like an hairy gar

all, nor swaddled at all. None voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth

| eye pitied thee, to do any of these ment; and they called his name Esau. And after that came his

| unto thee, to have commpassion her hands, saying, Woe is me now! brother out, and his hand took

upon thee; but thou wast cast out for my soul is wearied because of hold on Esau's heel; and his name

in the open field, to the loathing of murderers.

was called Jacob: and Isaac was thy person, in the day that thou Jer. vi, 24. We have heard the

threescore years old when she bare / Wast born. fame thereof; our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and

ABORTION. pain, as of a woman in travail.

Gen. xxxviii, 27-30. And it came to pass, in the time of her travail,

Job iil, 16. Or as an hidden unJer. xxx, 6. Ask ye now, and see that, behold, twins were in her

timely birth I had not been; as whether a man doth travail with womb. And it came to pass, when

infants which never saw light. child? wherefore do I see every

she travailed, that the one put out P's. lviii, 8. .... Let erery one man with his hands on his loins, as

his hand; and the midwife took of them pass away; like the una woman in travail, and all faces

and bound upon his hand a scarlet | timely birth of a woman, that are turned into paleness?

thread, saying. This came out first. they may not see the sun. Jer. xlviii, 41. Kerioth is taken, And it came to pasy, as he drew

Eccles. vi, 3-5. If a man beget and the strong holds are surprised, back his hand, that, behold, his

an hundred children, and live and the mighty men's hearts in brother came out; and she said, Moab at that day shall be as the How hast thou broken forth? this

many years, so that the days of

his years be many, and his soul heart of a woman in her pange. I breach be upon thee: therefore his

be not filled with good, and also Jer. 1, 43. The king of Babylon name was called Pharez. And

that he have no burial; I say, that hath heard the report of them, and afterward came out his brother,

an untimely birth is better than his hands waxed feeble: anguish that had the scarlet thread upon

he: For he cometh in with vanity. took hold of him and dance as or his band; and his name was called

and departeth in darkness, and his a woman in travail. Zarah.

name shall be covered with Hosca xiii, 16. Samaria shall be TREATMENT OF CIIILD AND

darkness. Moreover, he hath not come desolate; for she hath rebell

seen the sun, nor known any

MOTHER. ed against her God: they shall fall

thing: this hath more rest than by the sword; their infants shall be

Lev. xii, 2-8. Speak unto the the other. dashed in pieces, and their women children of Israel, saying, If al Hosea ix, 11, 14. As for Ephraim, with child shall be ripped up.

woman have conceived seed, and their glory shall fly away like a

born a man-child, then she shall be bird. from the birth, and from the Amos i, 13. Thus saith the LORD,

womb, and from the conception. For three transgressions of the the days of the separation for her For three transgressions of the unclean seven days: accordino e bird, from the birth, and from the

Give them, O Lord: what wilt children of Ammon, and for four, I infirrnity shall she be unclean. I thou give? give them a miscarryI will not turn away the punisi-And in the eighth day the flesh of ment thereof; because they have his foreskin shall be circumcised.

ne eighth day the resh of ing womb and dry breasts. ripped up the women with child of And she shall then continue in the Gilead, that they might enlarge blood of her purifying three and

DEATH IN CHILD-BIRTH. their border.

thirty days; she shall touch no Gen. XXXV, 16-19. And they Micah iv, 9. 10. Now, why dost hallowed thing, nor come into the journeyed from Beth-el; and there thou cry out aloud? is there no king sanctuary, until the days of her was but a little way to come to

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Ephrath: and Rachel travailed, die, and leave his wife behind, a son. And her neighbours and and she had hard labour. And it him, and leave no children, that her cousins heard how the Lord came to pass, when she was in his brother should take his wife, I had sliewed great mercy upon hard labour, that the midwife said and raise up seed unto his brother. her; and they rejoiced with her. unto her, Fear not; thou shalt | Now there were seven brethren; have this son also. And it came and the first took a wife, and

BIRTH-DAY. to pags, as her soul was in depart-dying left no seed. And the

Gen. xl. 20. And it came to pass ing, (for she died) that she called second took her, and died, neither his name Ben-oni: but his father left he any seed; and the third

the third day, which was Pharaoh's called him Benjamin, And Rachel likewiso. And the seven had her,

birthday, that he made a feast undied, and was buried in the way and left no seed: last of all the

to all his servants: and he listed up

the head of the chief butler and of to Ephrath, which is Bethlehem. I woman died also.

the chief baker among his ser1 Sam. iv, 19, 20. And his daugh | Luke 1, 7, 25. And they had no vants. ter-in-law, Phinehas' wife, was child, because that Elisabeth was with child, near to be delivered: barren; and they both were now

Job iii, 1-10. After this opened and when she heard the tidings well stricken in years. Thus

Job his mouth, and cursed his day. that the ark of God was taken, hath the Lord dealt with me in

And Job spake, and said, Let the and that her father-in-law and the days wherein he looked on

day perish wherein I was born, her husband were dead, she bowed me, to take away my reproach

and the night in which it was said, herself and travailed; for her

There is a man-child conceived, pains came upon her. And about

Let that day be darkness; let not

Job xxiv, 21. He evil-entreateth God regard it from above, neither the time of her death the women

I the barren that beareth not, and I let the light shine upon it. Let that stood by her said unto her,

doeth not good to the widow. darkness and the shadow of death Fear not; for thou hast born a

stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; son. But she answered not, neither did she regard it.

let the blackness of the day terrify

Isa. liv, 1, Sing, O barren, thou Isa, xxxvii, 3. And they said that didst not bear; break forth

it. As for that niglt, let darkness into singing, and cry aloud, thou unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah,

seize upon it; let it not be joined This day is a day of trouble, and that didst not travail with child:

unto the days of the year; let it for more are the children of the

not come into the number of the of rebuke, and of blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, desolate than the children of the

months. Lo, let that night be married wife, saith the LORD. and there is not strength to bring

solitary; let no joyful voice come

therein. Let them curse it that forth.

Gal. iv, 26-28. But Jerusalem

curse the day, who are ready to which is above is free, which is

raise up their mourning. Let the the mother of us all. For it is BARRENNESS.

stars of their twilight thereof be written, Rejoice, thou barren that

dark; let it look for light, but have Gen. xi, 30. But Sarai was bar- bearest not; break forth and cry,

none; neither let it see the dawnren; she had no child. thou that travailest not: for the

ing of the day: Because it shut Gen. xy. 2. 3. And Abram said, desolate hath many more children

not up the doors of my mother's than she which hath an husband. Lord GOD, What wilt thou give aw

womb, nor hid sorrow from mine ehren as Tenan was I womb, norma sonow

Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, eyes. me, seeing I go childless. .....

a ne And Abram said, Behold, to me are the children of promise.

Matth. xiv, 6. But when IIerud's thou hast given no seed; and, lo,

birth-day was kept, the daughter one born in my house is mine

BARRENNESS HEALED BY of Herodias danced before them, heir.

PRAYER.

and pleased Herod. Gen. xxix, 31. And when the Gen. xx, 17, 18. So Abraham

Mark vi, 21. And when a conLORD saw that Leah was hated, prayed unto God; and God heal

venient day was come, that Herod, he opened her womb; but Rachel ed Abimelech, and his wife, and

on his birth-day, made a supper to was barren. his maid-servants; and they bare

his lords, high captains, and chief Judges xiii, 2. And there was a children. For the LORD had fast

estates of Galilee. certain man of Zorah, of the closed

closed up all the wombs of the family of the Danites, whose name house of Abimelech, because of was Manoah; and his wife was Sarah, Abraham's wife.

SPECIAL ATTACHMENT TO barren, and bare not.

PLACE OF BIRTH. Gen. xxv, 21. And Isaac entreat1 Sam. 1, 5, 6, 8. But unto Han

| Gen. xxx, 25. And it came to

ed the LORD for his wife, because l pass when Rachel bad born nah he gave a worthy portion;

she was barren: and the LORD Josenh that Jacob said unto Lafor he loved Hannah: but the

was entreated of him, and Rebekah ban. Send me away, that I may go LORD had shut up her womb. And her adversary also provoked his wife conceived.

unto mine own place, and to my her gore, for to make her fret, Gen. xxX, 22-24. And God re-country. because the LORD had shut up her membered Rachel, and God heark | Gen. xxxi, 3, 30. And the LORD womb. Then said Elkanah her ened to her, and opened her said unto Jacob, Return unto the husband to her, Hannah, why | womb. And she conceived, and land of thy fathers, and to thy weepest thou? and why eatest bare a son; and said, God hath kindred; and I will be with thee. thou not? and why is thy heart taken away my reproach: And And now, though thou wouldest grieved? am not I better to theeshe called his name Joseph; and needs be gone, because thou soro than ten sons?

said, The LORD shall add to me longedst after thy father's house, 2 Sam. vi, 23. Therefore Michal. another son.

yet wherefore hast thou stolen my the daughter of Saul, had no child 2 Kings iv, 17. And the woman gods? unto the day of her death,

conceived, and bare a son at that Exod. xviii, 27. And Moses let Mark xil. 18-22. Then come unto season that Elisha had said unto his father-in-law depart; and he him the Sadducees, which say | her, according to the time of life. | went his way into his own land. there is no resurrection; and they Luke i, 57, 58. Now Elisabeth's 1 Num. x, 29, 30. And Moses said asked him, saying, Master, Moses | full time came that she should be unto Hobab, the son of Raguel tho wrote unto us, If a man's brother delivered; and she brought forth | Midianite, Moses' father-in-law,

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Wo are journeying unto the place I also: and she called his name 1 Chron. vil, 16. And Maachah of which the LORD said, I will give Simeon. And she conceived again, the wife of Machir bare a son, and it you: come thou with us, and we and bare a son; and said, Now this she called his name Peresh; and will do thee good; for the LORD time will my husband be joined the name of his brother 2008

unto me, because I have born him | Sheresh; and his sons were Ulam Israel. And he said unto him, I three sons: therefore was his name and Rakem. will not go; but I will depart to called Levi. And she conceived Matth. 1. 25. And knew her not mine own land, and to my kin-again, and bare & son; and she l till he had b

and bare a son; and she till she had brought forth her dred.

said. Now will I praise the LORD: first-born son; and he called his

therefore she called his name name JESUS. Ruth i, 15. And she said, Behold, thy sister-in-law is gone back un

Judah; and left bearing. to her people, and unto her gods.

pass, that on the eighth day they 1 Kings xi, 21, 22. And when | Zilpah, Leah's maid, bare Jacob

came to circumcise the child; and Hadad heard in Egypt that David a son. And Leah said, A troop

they called him Zacharias, after slept with his fathers, and that cometh: and she called his name

the name of his father. And his Joab the captain of the host was Gad. And Zilpah, Leah's maid,

mother answered and said, Not dead, Hadad said to Pharaoh, Let bare Jacob a second son. And

80; but he shall be called John. me depart, that I may go to mine Leah said, Happy am I, for the

And they said unto her. There is own country. Then Pharaoh said daughters will call me blessed: unto him, But what hast thou and she called his name Asher.

by this name. And they made lacked with me, that, behold, thou And Leah said, God hath given me

signs to his father, how he would seekest to go to thine own coun my hire, because I have given my

have him called. And he asked try? And he answered, Nothing: maiden to my husband: and she

for & writing-table, and wrote, how beit, let me go in any wise. called his name Issachar. And

saying. His name is John. Aud Veh. ii, 3-5. And said unto the Leah conceived again, and bare

they marvelled all. Ch. 1: 2: Aino liva for ever: Jacob the sixth Soumatlat king, Let the king live for ever:

said, God hath endued me with a why should not my countenance

NURSING. be sad, when the city, the place of

good dowry; now will my husband
dwell with me, because I have

Exod. 11, 5-9. And the daughter my fathers' sepulchres, lieth waste, born him six sons; and she called

I of Pharaoh came down to wash and the gates thereof are conhis name Zebulun. And after

hersell at the river; and her sumed with fire? Then the king wards she bare a daughter, and

maideng walked along by the said unto me. For what dost thou

river's side: and when she saw make request ?

called her name Dinah. So I prayed to

the ark among the flags, she sent the God of heaven. And I said

Gen. XXXV, 18. And it came to

| her maid to fetch it. And when onto the king, if it please the king, pass, as her soul was in departing,

she had opened it, she saw the and if thy servant have found

for she died, that she (Rachell

| child; and, behold, the babe wept. favour in thy sight, that thou called his name Ben-oni: but his

And she had compassion on him, wouldest send me unto Judah, father called him Benjamin.

and said, This is one of the Heonto the city of my fathers' sepul Gen. xxxviii. 3-5. And she con-brews' children. Then said his chres, that I may build it.

ceived, and bare a son; and he sister to Pharaoh's daughter, Shall

called his name Er. And she con | 1 go and call to thee a nurse of the OTHER ALLUSIONS.

ceived again, and bare a son; and Hebrew women, that she may Ezek. xxi, 30. Shall I cause it to she called his name Onan. And nurse the child for thee? And return into his sheath? I will judge she yet again conceived, and bare

Pharaoh's daughter said to her, thee in the place where thou wasta son; and called his name Shelah:

Go. And the maid went and created, in the land of thy nativity. and he was at Chezib, when she

called the child's mother. And Maric vi. 4. But Jesus said unto bare him.

Pharaoh's daughter said unto her, them, A prophet is not without Exod. ii, 10. and the child grew, Take this child away, and nurse honour, but in his own country, and she brought him unto Pha-l it for me, and I will give thee thy and among his own kin, and in his raoh's daughter, and he became | wages. And the woman took the own house.

her son. And she called his name child, and nursed it. Luke iv, 24. And he said, Verily Moses: and she said, Because I 1 Kings iii, 19-21. And this I say unto you, No prophet is drew him out of the water.

woman's child died in the night; accepted in his own country.

Ruth iv, 15. 17. And he shall be because she overlaid it. And she John iv, 44. For Jesus himself unto thee a restorer of thy life, and arose at midnight, and took my testified, that a prophet hath no a nourisher of thine old age: for son from beside me, while thine honour in his own country. thy daughter-in-law, which loveth handmaid slept, and laid it in her

thee, which is better to thee than bosom, and laid her dead child in NAMING THE CHILD. seven sons, hath born him. And my bosom. And when I rose in CIRCUMCISION,

the women her neighbours gave the morning to give my child

it a name, saying, There is a son suck, behold, it was dead; but (See under ORDINANCES.)

born to Naomi; and they called when I had considered it in the Gen. xxi, 3. And Abraham called his name Obed: he is the father of morning, behold, it was not my the name of his son that was born Jesse. the father of David.

son which I did bear. unto him, whom Sarah bare to him, Isaac.

1 Sam, i, 20. Wherefore it came

| Num. xi, 12. Have I conceived Gen. xxix, 32-35. And Leah to pass, when the time was come

all this people? have I begotten conceived, and bare a son; and she about, after Hannah had conceiv.

them, that thon shouldest say ed, that she bare a son, and called called his name Reuben: for she

unto me, Carry them in thy bosom his name Samuel, saying, Because said, Surely the Lord hath looked

| (as a nursing-father beareth the upon my affliction; now therefore I have asked him of the LORD.

sucking child) unto the land which my husband will love me. And 1 Chron. iv, 9. And Jabez was thou swarest unto their fathers? she conceived again, and bare a more honourable than his breth- Deut. 1, 31. And in the wilderson; and said, Because the LORD | ren: and his mother called his ness, where thou hast seen how hath heard that I was hated, he name Jabez, saying, Because I that the LORD thy God bare thee, hath therefore given me this son bare him with sorrow.

as a man doth bear his son, in all

the way that ye went, until ye | And when she had weaned him,, dwelt in the wilderness, and became into this place.

she took him up with her, with came an archer. Ps. viii, 2. Out of the month of three bullocks, and one ephalı of

Gen. xxv, 27. And the boys babes and sucklings hast thou orflour, and a bottle of wine, and

grew: and Esau was a cunning dained strength because of thine brought him unto the house of the

hunter, a man of the field; and enemies, that thou mightest still LORD in Shiloh; and the child was

Jacob was a plain man dwelling in the enemy and the avenger. young.

tents. Isa. lxvi, 11-13. That ye may 1 Kings xi, 20. And the sister of

Judges xiii, 24, 25. And the woTahpenes bare him Genubath his suck, and be satisfied with the

man bare a son, and called his breasts of her consolations; that son, whom Tahpenes weaned in

name Samson; and the child grew, Pharaoh's house: and Genubath ye may milk out, and be delighted

and the LORD blessed him. And was in Pharaoh's household among with the abundance of her glory.

the Spirit of the LORD began to the sons of Pharaoh. For thus saith the LORD, Behold, I

move him at times in the camp of will extend peace to her like a

Dan, between Zorah and Eshtaol. river, and the glory of the Gentiles

Ps. xxvii, 10. When my father and my mother forsake me, then

1 Sam. il, 11, 26. And Elkanah like a flowing stream: then shall the LORD will take me up.

went to Ramah to bis bouse: and ye suck, ye shall be borne upon

the child did minister unto the her sides, and be dandled upon her P3. cxxxi, 2. Surely I have be

LORD before Ell the priest. And knees. As one whom his mother baved and quieted myself, as a

the child Samuel grew on, and comforteth, so will I comfort you: child that is weaned of his mother:

was in favour both with the and ye shall be comforted in Je my soul is even as a weaned | rusalem.

LORD, and also with men. child.

Isa. xi. 8. And the sucking Hosea xi, 3. I taught Ephraim

* 2 Kings 11, 23, 24. And he went

up from thence unto Beth-el: and also to go, taking them by their child shall play on the hole of the

as he was going up by the way, asp, and the weaned child shall arms; but they knew not that I put his hand on the cockatrice'

there camo forth little children healed them. den.

ont of the city, and mocked him. Matth. xxiv, 19. And woo unto

and said unto him, Go up, thou

Isa, xxviil, 9. Whom shall he them that are with child, and to

bald head; go up, thou bald head. them that give suck, in those he make to understand doctrine? teach knowledge? and whom shall And hat

And he turned back, and looked days!

on them, and cursed them in the them that are weaned from the 1 Cor. ill, 1, 2. And I, brethren, milk, and drawn from the breasts.

name of the LORD. And there could not speak unto you as unto

came forth two she-bears out of

Hosea i, 8. Now, when she had spiritual, but as unto carnal, even

the wood, and tare forty and two weaned Lo-ruhamah, sho conas unto babes in Christ. I have

children of them. fed you with milk, and not with conceived, and bare a son.

Job xix, 18. Yea, young chilmeat: for hitherto ye were not

dren despised me: I arose, and able to bear it, neither yet now

| JUVENILE THOUGHTS AND they spake against me. . are ye able.

PASTIMES.

Ps. cxliv, 12. That our sons 1 Thess. ii, 7. But we were gen Zech, vill, 5. And the streets of

may be as plants grown up in tle among you, even as a nurse the city shall be full of boys and

their youth; that our daughtery cherisheth her children.

may be as corner stones, polishgirls playing in the streets thereof.

ed after the similitude of a palace. Heb. y. 12. 13. For when for the Matth. xl, 16, 17. But where

Prov. xx, 11. Even a child is unto shall I liken this generatime ye ought to be teachers, ye

tion? It is like unto children sithave need that one teach you

| known by his doings, whether his ting in the markets, and calling again which be the first prin

work be pure, and whether it be unto their fellows, And saying, ciples of the oracles of God; and

right. are become such as have need of We have piped unto you, and ye

Eccles. xi, 10. Therefore remove milk, and not of strong meat. For have not danced; we have mourn sorrow from thy heart, and put

away evil from thy flesh: for every one that useth milk is un- ed unto you, and yo have not

childhood and youth are vanity. skilful in the word of righteous- lamented. ness: for he is a babe.

Luke vii, 31, 32. And the Lord

1 Peter i, 14. As obedient chil1 Peter ii, 2. As new-born babes, said, Whereunto then shall I dren, not fashioning yourselves

according to the former lusts in desire the sincere milk of the

liken the men of this generation?

and to what are they like? They your ignorance. word, that ye may grow thereby.

are like unto children sitting

in the market-place, and calling CHILDREN TENDERLY WEANING

one to another, and saying, We CARED FOR, AND OFTEN Gen. xxi, 8. And the child grew, have piped unto you, and ye have PROPOSED AS AN EXAMPLE, and was weaned: and Abraham not danced; we have mourned to Gen. xxi. 17. And God heard made a great feast the same day you, and ye have not wept.

the voice of the lad: and the angel that Isaac was weaned.

1 Cor. xiil, 11. And when I was of God called to Hagar out of 1 Sam. 1, 22-24. But Hannah a child, I spake as a child, I un

heaven, and said unto her, What went not up; for she said unto derstood as a child, I thought as aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for her husband, I will not go up un- a child; but when I became a God hath heard the voice of the til the child be weaned, and then man, I put away childish things. lad where he is. I will bring him, that he may

*Ps. cxlvii, 13. For he hath appear before the LORD, and there I CHARACTERS OF CHILDREN

strengthened the bars of thy abide for ever. And Elkanah

gates; he hath blessed thy chil

EARLY DEVELOPED. her husband said unto her, Do

dren within thee. what seemeth thee good; tarry Gen. xxi, 9, 20. And Sarah saw Matth. xviil, 2-5. And Jesus until thou have weaned him; only the son of Hagar the Egyptian. I called a little child unto him, and the LORD establish his word. So which she had born unto Abra- set him in the midst of them, And the woman abode, and gave herham, mocking. And God was said, Verily I say unto you, Exson suck until she weaned him.' with the lad; and he grew, and Icept ye be converted, and become

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