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as little children, ye shall not enter | be born unto him that is an hun-wife arose, and departed, and came into the kingdom of heaven. dred years old? and shall Sarah,l to Tirzah: and when she came to Whosoever therefore shall hum- that is ninety years old, bear? | the threshold of the door, the ble bimself as this little child, the

Gen. xxi, 1, 2, 5-7. And the LORD child died. same is greatest in the kingdom visited Sarah as he had said, and 1 Kings xvii, 17, 18. And it came' of heaven. And whoso shall re

the LORD did unto Sarah as he had to pass after these things, that the ceive one such little child in my

spoken. For Sarah conceived, son of the woman, the mistress of name, receiveth me.

and bare Abraham à son in his the house, fell sick; and his sickMatth. xix, 13, 14. Then were old age, at the set time of which ness was so sore, that there was there brought unto him little God had spoken to him. And no breath left in him. And she children, that he should put his Abraham was an hundred years said unto Elijah, What have I to hands on them, and pray: and the old, when his son Isaac was born do with thee, o thou man of God? disciples rebuked them. But unto him. And Sarah said, God art thou come unto me to call my Jesus said, Suffer little children, hath made me to laugh, so that sin to remembrance, and to slay and forbid them not, to come unto all that hear will laugh with me. my son? me; for of such is the kingdom of And she said. Who would have

2 Kings iv, 18-21. And when the heaven. said unto Abraham that Sarah child was

child was grown, it fell on a day, Mark ix, 36, 37. And he took a should have given children suck?

that he went out to his father to child and set him in the midst of for I have born Alm à son 1 DIS the reader And he said unto them; and when he had taken him old age.

his father, My head, my head! And in his arms, he said unto them, Gen. xxiv, 36. And Sarah, my he said to a lad, Carry him to his Whosoever shall receive one of master's wife, bare & son to my mother. And when he had taken such children in my name, receiv- master when she was old: andi him, and brought him to his eth me; and whosoever shall re- unto him hath he given all that mother, he sat on her knees till ceive me, receiveth not me, but he hath.

noon, and then died. And she him that sent me.

Ruth 1, 11, 12. And Naomi said,

went up, and laid him on the bed Mark X. 13-16. And they brought | Turn again, my daughters: why of the man of God, and shut the young children to him, that he

will ye go with me? are there vet door upon him, and went out. shonld touch them and his disci. | any more sons in my womb, that Job 1. 18. 19. While he was yet ples rebuked those that brought

they may be your husbands? Turn speaking, there came also another, them. But when Jeans saw he again, my daughters; go your and said, Thy sous and thy daughwas much displeased, and said I way; for I am too old to have an ters were

| way; for I am too old to have an ters were eating and drinking unto them, Suffer the little chil

husband. If I should say, I have wine in their eldest brother's dren to come unto me, and forbid hope, y I shou a nave an husband house. Al

hope, if I should have an husband house. And, behold, there care them not: for of such is the king

also to-night, and should also bear a great wind from the wilderness, dom of God. Verily I say unto sons.

and smote the four corners of the you. Whosoever shall not receive Luke 4. 18. 36. And Zacharias house, and it fell upon the young the kingdom of God as a little said unto the angel, Whereby

men, and they are dead; and I child, he shall not enter therein. / shall I know this? for I am an old only am escaped alone to tell thee. And he took them up in his arms. man, and my wife well stricken in put his hands upon them, and

1.1 Kings xxi, 21, 22. Behold, I blessed them.

Elisabeth, she hath also conceived will bring evil upon thee, and will

a son in her old age; and this is take away thy posterity, and will Luke ix, 48. And said unto them, Whosoever shall receive this

uithe sixth month with her, who cut off from Alab him that pisseth was called barren.

against the wall, and him that is child in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me,

Heb. xi. 11. Through faith also shut up and left in Israel, And receiveth him that sent me for ha Sara herself received strength to

will make thine house like the

the son of that is least among you all the conceive seed, and was delivered house of Jeroboam same shall be great,

of a child when she was past age. Nebat, and like the house of Luke xviii, 15-17. And they who had promised. because she judged him faithfuí Baasha the son of Ahijah, for the

provocation where with thou hast brought unto him also infants,

provoked me to anger, and made that he would touch them: but

Israel to sin when his disciples saw it, they

DEATH OF CHILDREN

Job xviii. 19. He shall neither rebuked them. But Jesus called 1 Sam. 11, 33, 34. And the man have son nor nephew among his them unto him, and said. Suffer of thine, whom I shall not cut off people. nor any remaining in his little children to come unto me, from mine altar, shall be to con- dwellings. and forbid them not: for of such sume thine eyes, and to grieve is the kingdom of God. Verily I thine heart: and all the increase

| Isa. xiv, 22. For I will rise up say unto you, Whosoever shall not of thine house shall die in the

against them, saith the LORD of receive the kingdom of God as a flower of their age.

hosts, and cut off from Babylon

And this little child, shall in no wise enter shall be a sign unto thee, that shall

the name, and remnant, and son, therein. come upon thy two sons, on

and nephew, saith the LORD. Hophni and Phinehas; in one day

P3. xxi, 10. Their fruit shalt thon CHILDREN BORN IN they shall die both of them.

destroy from the earth, and their OLD AGE OF PARENTS. 1 Kings xiv, 12, 13, 17. Arise

seed from among the children of

men, Gen. xvi, 15, 16. And Hagar bare

thou therefore, get thee to thine Abram a son: and Abram

Ps. cxxxvii, 9. Happy shall he be own house; and when thy feet

called his son's name, which Hagar bare,

enter into the city, the child shall that taketh and dasheth thy little Ishmael. And Abram was four

die. And all Israel shall mourn ones against the stones. score and six years old when

for him, and bury him; 1or he only. Isa. II, 18. There is none to guide Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram.

of Jeroboam shall come to the her among all the sons ichom she

grave, because in him there is hath brought forth; neither is Gen. xvii. 17. Then Abraham found some good thing toward the there any that taketh her by the fell upon his face, and laughed, LORD God of Israel in the house band of all the sons that she bath and said in his heart Shall a child of Jeroboam. And Jeroboam's brought up.

out thing of the Lolien me

Jer. XV, 7. And I will fan them and ye will take Benjamin away. I ashamed steal away when they with a fan in the gates of the land; All these things are against me. flee in battle. But the king I will bereave them of children, I | Gen. xliv, 27-29. And thy ser-covered!

covered his face, and the king will destroy my people, since they vant my father said unto us, Yol T.

cried with a loud voice, O my son return not from their ways.

know that my wife bare me two Absalom! O Absalom, my son, my Ezek. xxiv, 25. Also, thou son of sons: And the one went out from / sont man,shall it not be in the day when Itaka fruun them their strength, in pieces; and I saw him not since she came to the man of God to the joy of their glory, the desire

And if yé take this also from me, the hill, she caught him by the of their eyes, and that whereupon

and mischief befall him, ye shall feet: but Gehazi came near to they set their minds, their sons

bring down my gray hairs with thrust her away. And the man of and their daughters. sorrow to the grave.

God said, Let her alone: for her Lam. ii, 19-22. Arise, cry out

Lev. x, 19, 20. And Aaron said soul is vexed within her; and the

unto Moses, Behold, this day have LORD bath hid it from me, and in the night; in the beginning of

they offered their sin-offering and bath not told me. Then she said, the watches pour out thine heart

their burnt-offering before the Did I desire a son of my lord? did like water before the face of the

LORD; and such things have be- I not say, Do not deceive me? LORD: lift up thy hands toward

fallen me: and if I had eaten the him for the life of thy young chil

1 Chron. vii, 20-22. And the sin-offering to-day, should it have dren, that faint for hunger in the

sons of Ephraim; Shuthelah, and top of every street, Behold, o

been accepted in the sight of the
LORD? And when Moses heard

Bered his son, and Tahath his LORD, and consider to whom thou

son, and Eladah his son, and Tathat, he was content. hast done this. Shall the women

hath his son, And Zabad his son, eat their fruit, and children of a

of 2 Sam. xii, 18, 19, 21-23. And it and Shuthelah his son, and Ezer, span long? .... The young and

came to pass on the seventh day, I and Elead, whom the men of Gath the old lie on the ground in the

that the child died. And tho ser-I that were born in that land slew, streets: my virgins and my young

vants of David feared to tell him because they came down to take men are fallen by the sword; thon that the child was dead: for they away their cattle. And Ephraim hast slain them in the day of thine

said. Behold, while the child was their father mourned many days, anger; thou hast killed, and not

bast killed and not yet alive, we spake unto him, and and his brethren came to compitied. Thou hast called, as in a he would not hearken unto our

fort him. solemn day, my terrors round voice;how will he then vex himself,

Job xxix, 5. When the Almighty about; so that in the day of the lif we tell him that the child is dead?

was yet with me, when my chilLORD'S anger none escaped nor | But when David saw that his remained: those that I have swadservants whispered, David per

dren were about me. dled and brought up hath mine ceived that the child was dead: Jer. vi, 26. O daughter of my enemy consumed.

therefore David said unto his ser-people, gird thee with sackcloth vants, Is the child dead? And

and wallow thyself in ashes; Hosea ix, 12, 13, 16. Though they said. He is dead. Then said make thee mourning, as for an they bring up their children, yet his servants to himWhat I only son, most bitter lamentation: WII bereave them, that there thing is this that thon hast done? | for the spoiler Shull suddenly shall not be a man left: yea, woe thou didst fast and weep for the

come upon us. also to them when I depart from cbild, while it was alive; but when Jer. xxxi, 15. Thus saith the them. Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, the child was dead, thou didst rise | LORD, A voice was beard in Rais planted in a pleasant place: but and eat bread. And he said, mah, lamentation, and bitter Ephraim shall bring forth his

While the child was yet alive, I weeping; Rachel weeping for her children to the murderer. Eph- tasted and wept: for i said who children, refused to be comforted raim is smitten, their root is dried can tell whether God will be for her children, because they up, they shall bear no fruit; yea,

gracious to me, that the child may were not. though they bring forth, yet will live? But now he is dead, where-l Lam. i. 15. 16. The LORD hath Isla y cuen the beloved frult of fore should I fast? can I bring i trodden under foot all my mighty their womb. him back again? I shall go to bim,

men in the midst of me; he hath Matth. ii, 16. Then Herod, when but he shall not return to me.

called an assembly against me to he saw that he was mocked of the 2 Sam. xiii, 87. But Absalom crush my young men; the LORD wise men,was exceeding wroth,and fled, and went to Talmai, the son hath trodden the virgin, the sent forth, and slew all the chil- of Ainmihud, king of Geshur: and daughter of Judah, as in a wine dren that were in Betlilehem, and David mourned for his son every | press. For these things I weep; in all the coasts thereof, from two day.

| mine eye, mine eye runneth down years old and under, according to 2 Sam. xviii. 83. And the king

with water, because the comforter the time which he had diligently was much moved, and went up to

that should relieve my soul is far enquired of the wise men. the chamber over the gate, and

from me: my children are dewept; and, as he went, thus he solate, because the enemy presaid, O my son Absalom! my son,

vailed. GRIEF OF BEREAVED

my son Absalom! would God i
PARENTS.
had died for thee, O Absalom, my!

FILIAL DUTY
Gen. xxxvii, 85. And all his son, my son!

EXEMPLIFIED AND INCULCATED. sons, and all his daughters, rose

2 Sam, xix, 1-4. And it was

Gen. xxvii, 8, 13. Now, thereup to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted: and he said, For told Joab, Behold, the king weep- fore, my son, obey my voice, ac

cording to that which I comI will go down into the grave un

eth and mourneth for Absulom,
And the victory that day was

mand thee. And his mother said to my son mourning. Thus his turned into mourning unto all

unto him, Upon me be tby curse, father wept for him.

the people; for the people heard | my son; only obey my voice, and Gen. xlii. 36. And Jacob their say that day, how the king was I go fetch me inci.

ive grieved for his son. And the Gen. xliv. 84. For how shall I ye bereaved of my children: people gat them by stealth that I go up to my father, and the lad be Joseph is not, and Simeon is not, I day into the city, as people being not with me? lest peradventure I

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see the evil that shall come on my | LEV. XX, 9. For every one that Matth. XV, 46. For God comfather.

curseth his father or his mother manded, saying Honour thy father Den yly 13. And ye shall tell shall be surely put to death: he and mother: and. He that curseth my father of all my glory in

hath cursed his father or his father or mother, let him die the Egypt, and of all that ye have mother; his blood shall be upon | death. But ye say. Whosoever seen; and ye shall haste and bring him.

shall say to his father, or his down my father hither.

mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever

Deut. xxi, 18-21. If a man have 1 + Gen. xlvi. 29. And Joseph made a stubborn and rebellious son,

thou mightest be profited by me,

And honour not his father or his ready his chariot, and went up to which will not obey the voice of

mother, he shall be free. Thus meet Israel his father, to Goshen, his father, or the voice of his

have ye made the commandment and presented himself unto him; I mother, and that when the

of God of none effect by your and he fell on his neck, and wept chastened him, will not hearken

tradition. on his neck a good while.

unto them: Then shall bis father Gen. xlviii, 2. And one told

and his mother layho!d on him and Jacob, and said, Behold, thy son bring him out unto the elders of

III. Joseph cometh unto thee. And his clty,and out unto the gate of his PARENTAL AFFECTION

place: And they shall say unto Israel strengthened himself, and

Gen, xxi, 15. 16. And the water the elders of his city, This our was spent in the bottle, and she sat upon the bed.

son is stubborn and rebellious, he | cast the child under one of the Lev. xix, 3. Ye shall rear every will not obey our voice; he is a shrubs. And she went, and sat man his mother and his father,

glutton and a drunkard, And her down over against him a good and keep my sabbaths: I am the all the men of his city shall stone way off, as it were a bow-shot; for LORD your God. him with stones, that he die: so

she said, Let me not see the death Deut. v, 16. Honour thy father shalt thou put evil away from of the child. And she sat over and thy mother, as the LORD thy among you; and all Israel shall

against him, and lift up her voice, God hath commanded thee; that hear, and fear.

and wept. thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in

Deut. xxvii, 16. Cursed be he Gen. xxiv, 55. And her brother the land which the LORD thy God

that setteth light by his father and her mother said, Let the

or his mother; and all the people damsel abide with us a few days, giveth thee. shall say, Amen.

at the least ten; after that she shall Prov. 1, 8, 9. My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and for

Prov. xx, 20. Whoso curseth go. sake not the law of thy mother.

Gen, xxvii, 26, 27. And his father For they shall be an ornament of shall be put out in ODBCU

of shall be put out in obscure dark. Isaac said unto him, Come near grace unto thy head, and chains ness.

now, and kiss me, my son. And about thy neck.

Pror **. 17. The eve that he came near, and kissed bim:

and he smelled the smell of his mocketh at his father, and deProv. xxiii, 22 26. Hearken un

raiment, and blessed him. .... to thy father that begat thee, and spiseth to obey his mother, the despise not thy mother when she

ravens of the valley sball pick it 1 Gen. xxxi, 26, 28. And Laban is old. My son, give me thine out, and the young eagles shall

said to Jacob, What hast thou heart, and let thine eyes observe eat it.

done, that thou hast stolen away my ways.

unawares to me, and carried away SPECIAL FORM OF FILIAL Isa. xlv, 10. Woe unto him that

my daughters, as captives taker saith unto his father, What be

DUTY.

with the sword? And hast not gettest thou? or to the woman,

Gen. xlv, 10. 11. And thou shalt suffered me to kiss my sons and What hast thou brought forth?

dwell in the land of Goshen, and my daughters? Thou hast now

thou shalt be near unto me, thoa, done foolishly in so doing. Mark vil, 10-12. For Moses and thy children, and thy chil-1 Gen. xlii. 4. 38. But Benjamin said, Honour thy father and thy dren's children, and thy flocks, Joseph's brother, Jacob sent not mother; and, Whoso curseth and thy herds, and all that thou l with his brothran

with his brethren: for he said, Lest father or mother, let him die the hast: And there will I nourish death; But ye say, If a man thee. (for yet there are five years And he said, My son shall not go shall say to his father or mother, I of famine.) lest thou, and thy | down with you; for his brother is Il is Corban, that is to say, a gift,

Toal, ua 18 buy, a gut, I household, and all that thou hast. I dead and ha le left alone: if mia by whatsoever thou mightest be come to poverty

chief befall him by the way in the profited by me; he shall be free. And ye suffer him no more to do

Gen. xlvil, 11, 12. And Joseph

which ye go, then shall yo bring ought for his father or bis mother. placed his father and his brethren. down my grey hairs with sorrow Eph. vi, 1-3. Children, obey

to the grave. and gave them a possession in the

land of Egypt, in the best of the 1 Gen. xliii, 13, 14. Take also your parents in the Lord: for this

land, in the land of Rameses, as your brother, and arise, go again is right. Honour thy father and

Pharaoh had commanded. And mother, (which is the first com

unto the man: And God Almandment with promise.) That

Joseph nourished his father, and mighty give you mercy before the it may be well with thee, and

his brethren, and all his father's man, that he may send away your thou mayest live long on the I to their families.

household, with bread, according other brother, and Benjamin. If earth.

I be bereaved of my children, I am Col. iii, 20. Children, obey your

1 Sam. xxii. 3. 4. And David | bereaved. parents in all things: for this is

went thence to Mizpeh of Moab: | Gen. xliv, 19-22, 30, 31. My lord well-pleasing unto the Lord.

and he said unto the king of Moab, asked his servants, saying, llavo

Let my father and my mother, I ye a father, or a brother? And we SIN AND DANGER OF FILIAL I pray thee, come forth, and be said unto my lord, We have a

with you, till I know what Godfather, an old man, and a child of DISOBEDIENCE.

will do for me. And he brought his old age, a little one; and his Exod. xxi, 17. And he that them before the king of Moab; brother is dead, and he alone is curseth his father or his mother and they dwelt with him all the left of his mother, and his father Bball surely be put to death

while that David was in the hold, I loveth him. And thou saidst

ther, of funner there are five years peradventure mischief bet

unto thy servants, Bring him king, and thou thyself wouldest, took bread and a bottle of water, down unto me, that I may set have set thyself against me

and gave it into llagar, putting it mine eyes upon him. And we

2 Sam. xix. 6. In that thou lovest

on her shoulder, and the cbild, and Baid unto my lord, The lad thine enemies, and hatest thy

sent her away. And she departed, cannot leave his father: for v friends: for thou hast declared this

and wandered in the wilderness he should leave his father, his day, that thou regardest neither

of Beer-sheba. father would die. Now therefore,

princes nor servants, for this day Gen. xxv, 28. And Isaac loved when I come to thy servant my

I perceive, that if Absalom had Esan, because he did eat of his father, and the lad be not with

lived, and all we had died this venison; but Rebekah loved us: (seeing that his life is bound

day, then it had pleased thee | Jacob. up in the lad's life;) It shall come

well. to pass, when he seeth that the

Gen. xxxvii, 3, 4. Now Israel lad is not with us, that he will Ps. ciil, 13. Like as a father loved Joseph more than all his die: and thy servants shall bring pitieth his children, so the LORD children, because he was the son down the grey hairs of thy ser- pitieth them that fear him.

of his old age: and he made him vant our father with sorrow to 1 Luke vill, 19, 20. Then came to

a coat of many colours. And when the grave.

his brethren saw that their father him his mother and his brethren, I Gen. xlv, 26-29. And told him, and could not come at him for the

| loved him more than all his brethsaying, Joseph is yet alive, and he press. And it was told him by

ren, they hated him, and could not is governor over all the land of certain, which said, Thy mother

speak peaceably unto him. Egypt. And Jacob's heart fainted,

and thy brethren stand without. | Gen. xlviii, 22. Moreover I have for he believed them not. And desiring to see thee.

given to thee one portion above they told him all the words of

Irike xi, 11, 12. If & son shall

thy brethren, which I took out of Joseph, which he had said unto

ask bread of any of you that is a l the hand of the Amorite with my them; and when he saw the wag

father, will be give him a stone? gons, which Joseph had sent to

or if he ask a fish, will he for a carry him, the spirit of Jacob their

fish give him a serpent? Or if he/ PARENTAL AUTHORITY. father revived. And Israel said, It is enough; Joseph my son is

shall ask an egg, will he offer him
a scorpion?

Gen. xviii, 17-19. And the LORD yet allve: I will go and see him

said, Shall I hide from Abraham before I die.

that thing which I do; Seeing that Gen, xlviii, 10, 11. Now the eyes

SPECIAL INSTANCE

Abraham shall surely become a of Israel were dim for age, so that 1 Kings iii, 22-28. And the other great and mighty pation, and all he conld not see. And he brought woman said, Nay; bnt the living

the nations of the earth shall them near unto him; and he kiss-is my son, and the dead is thy

be blessed in him? For I know ed them, and embraced them. son: and this said, No; but the dead

him, that he will command his And Israel said unto Joseph, I is thy son, and the living is my son.

children and his household after had not thought to see thy face; Thus they spake before the king. I

him, and they shall keep the way and, lo, God hath shewed me also Then said the king, The one

of the LORD, to do justice and thy seed.

saith. This is my son that liveth. I judgment; that the LORD may 2 Sam. xiii, 38, 39. So Absalom

and thy son is the dead: and the bring upon Abraham that which

other saith, Nay; but thy son is ned, and went to Geshur, and was

he hath spoken of him. there three years. And the soul

the dead, and my son is the liv Gen. 1, 16, 17. And they sent & of king David longed to go forth

ing. And the king said, Bring messenger unto Joseph, saying, unto Absalom: for he was comfort

me a sword. And they brought a Thy father did command before ed concerning Amnon, seeing he

sword before the king. And the he died, saying. So shall ye say was dead.

king said, Divide the living child unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee

in two, and give half to the one, now, the trespass of thy brethren, 2 Sam. xiv, 1, 33. Now Joab the

and half to the other. Then spake and their sin; for they did unto son of Zeruiah perceived that the

the woman whose the living thee evil: and now, we pray thee, king's heart was toward Absalom.

child was unto the king, (for her forgive the trespass of the serSo Joab came to the king, and

bowels yearned upon her son) vants of the God of thy father, told him: and when he had called

and she said, O my lord, give her | And Joseph wept when they spake for Absalom, he came to the king,

the living child, and in no wise unto him. and bowed himself on his face to

slay it: but the other said, Let it the ground before the king: and

1 Sam. iii. 13. For I have told be neither mine nor thine, but him, that I will judge his house the king kissed Absalom.

divide it. Then the king answer-1 for ever, for the iniquity which he 2 Sam. xviii, 5, 12, 13. And the ed and said. Give her the living I knoweth: because his sons made king commanded Joab, and child, and in no wise slay it: she themselves vile, and he restrained Abishai. and Iltai, saying, Deal is the mother thereof. And all them not. gently, for my sake, with the Israel heard of the judgment young man, even with Absalom. which the king had judged; and

1 Sam. xvi, 22. And Saul sent And all the people heard when they feared the king: for they saw

to Jesse, saying, Let David, I pray the king gave all the captains that the wisdom of God was in

thee, stand before me; for he hath charge concerning Absalom. him, to do judgment.

found favour in my sight. And the man said unto Joab,

2 Sam. xiv, 21-24. And the king Though I should receive a thou

said unto Joab, Behold now, I have

RITISM. sand shekels of silver in mine hand,

done this thing: go therefore, yet would I not put forth mine Gen. xxi, 10, 11, 14. Wherefore bring the young man Absalom hand against the king's son: for she said unto Abraham, Cast out again. And Joab fell to the ground in our hearing the king charged this bond-woman and her son: for on his face, and bowed himself, thee, and Abishal, and Ittai, say the son of this bond-woman shall and thanked the king: and Joab ing. Beware that none touch not be heir with my son, even with said, To-day thy servant knoweth the young man Absalom. Other- Isaac. And the thing was very that I have found grace in thy wise I should have wrought false grievous in Abrabam's sight be- sight, my lord, o king, in that the hood against mine own life: for cause cf his son. And Abraham king hath fulfilled the request of there is no matter hid from the rose up early in the morning, and his servant. So Joab arose, and

went to Geshur, and brought Ab- may hear, and that they may Çant. viii, 2. I would lead thee, salom to Jerusalem. And the king learn, and fear the LORD your God, and bring thee into my mother's said. Let him turn to his own and observe to do all the words of house, who would instruct me.... house, and let him not see my this law; And that their children,

Isa, xxxviii, 19. The living, the face. So Absalom returned to his which have not known any thing,

living, he shall praise thee, as I own house, and saw not the king's máy hear, and learn to fear the

do this day: the father to the face. LORD your God, as long as ye live

children shall make known thy Esther it. 20. Esther had not yet in the land whither ye go over

truth. shewed her kindred nor ber Jordan to possess it.

Joel 1, 2, 3. IIear this, ye old people, as Mordecai had charged Ps. xxii, 30, 31. A seed shall

men, and give ear, all ye juhabiher: for Esther did the command. serve him; it shall be accounted to

tants of the land. Hath this been ment of Mordecai, like as when the LORD for a generation. They

in your days, or even in the days she was brought up with him. shall come, and shall declare his

of your fathers? Tell ye your righteousness unto a people that

children of it, and let your children DUTY OF PARENTS TO IN-I shall be born, that he haib done

tell their children, and their chilSTRUCT THEIR CHILDREN. 1 this.

dren another generation. Gen. xviii, 19. For I know him, Ps. xxxiv, 11. Come, ye children,

Eph. vi, 4. And, ye fathers, prothat he will command his children hearken unto me; I will teach you

voke not your children to wrath: and his household after him, and the fear of the LORD.

but bring them up in the nurture they shall keep the way of the Ps. lxxviii. 3-8. Which we have and admonition of the Lord. LORD, to do justice and judgment; heard and known, and our fathers

Col. iii, 21. Fathers, provoke not that the LORD may bring upon have told us. We will not hide your children to anger, lest they Abraham that which he hath them from their children, shewing

be discouraged. spoken of him. to the generation to come the

2 Tim. i, 5. When I call to reExod. x, 2. And that thou mayest praises of the LORD, and his

membrance the unfeigned faith tell in the ears of thy son, and of strength, and his wonderful works

that is in thee, which dwelt first thy son's son, what things I have that he hath done. For he estawrought in Egypt, and my signs

in thy grandmother Lois, and thy blished a testimony in Jacob, and which I have done among them; appointed a law in Israel, which

mother Eunice; and I am persuad

ed that in thee also. that ye may know how that I am he commanded our fathers, that the LORD.

they should make them known to Deut. iv. 9, 10. Only take heed

their children; That the genera- AND TO CHASTISE THEM. to thyself, and keep thy soul dill

tion to come might know them, Prov. xiii, 24. He that spareth gently, lest thou forget the things

even the children which should be his rod hateth his son: but he that which thine eyes have seen, and u se ou forget the things on the dialdean

15 Touren is son: out he that born, who should arise and declare loveth him chasteneth him belest, they depart from thy heart all

them to their children; That they times. the days of thy life; but teach might set their hope in God, and

Prov. xix, 18, 19. Chasten thy them thy sons, and thy sons' sons: not forget the works of God, but

son while there is hope, and let not Specially the day that thou stoodkeep his commandments: And

thy soul spare for his crying. A est before the LORD thy God in might not be as their fathers, a

man of great wrath shall suffer Horeb, when the LORD said unto stubborn and rebellious genera

| punishment; for if thon deliver me, Gather me the people togeth

tion; a generation that set not him, yet thou must do it again. er, and I will make them hear my their heart aright, and whose

| spirit was not stedfast with God. words, that they may learn to

Prov. xxii, 15. Foolishness is

bound in the heart of a child; but fear me all the days that they shall

Prov. Iv. 1-4, 10-13. Hear, yel the rod of correction shall drive live upon the earth, and that they

children, the instruction of ait far from him. may teach their children. father, and attend to know under

Prov. xxiii, 13, 14, Withhold not Deut. vi, 6-8. And these words, standing. For I give you good

correction from the child; for if which I command thee this day, doctrine, forsake ye not my law.

thou beatest him with the rod, he shall be in thine heart; And thou For I was my father's son, tender

shall not die. and only beloved in the sight of shalt teach them diligently unto

Thou shalt beat my mother. He taught me also, thy children, and shalt talk of

him with the rod, and shalt dethem when thou sittest in thine

liver his soul from hell. and said unto me, Let thine heart house, and when thou walkest by

retain my words: keep my com Prov. xxix, 15. 17. The rod and the way, and when thou liest

mandments, and live. Hear. 0 reproof give wisdom: but a child down, and wlien thou risest up.

my son, and receive my sayings; left to himself bringeth his mother And thou shalt bind them for a

and the years of thy life shall be to shame. Correct thy son, and sign upon thine hand, and they

many. I have taught thee in the he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall be as frontlets between thine

way of wisdom; I have led thee in shall give delight unto thy soul, eyes.

right paths. When thou goest, Teb. xii. 9. 10. Furthermore, we

thy steps shall not be straitened; havo had fathers of our flesh Deut. xi, 18, 19. Therefore shall

and when thou runnest, thou shalt which corrected us, and we gave ye lay up these my words in your

not stumble. Take fast hold of them reverence: shall we not much heart, and in your soul, and bind

instruction; let her not go: keep rather be in subjection unto the them for a sign upon your hand, her for she is thy life. that they may be as frontlets be

Father of spirits, and live? For tween your eyes. And ye shall And we shall Prov. xili, 1. A wise son heareth

they verily for a few days chasten

ed us after their own pleasure; teach them your children, speak- his father's instruction: but a

but he for our profit, that we ing of them when thou sittest in scorner heareth not rebuke. thine house, and when thou walk- Prov. xv. 5. A fool despiseth his

might be partakers of his holiness est by the way, when thou liest father's instruction: but he that down, and when thou risest up. regardeth reproof is prudent.

"AND ESPECIALLY TO TELL Deut. xxxi, 12. 13. Gather the Prov. xxvii, 11. My son, be wise,

THIEM THE MEANING OF people together, men, and women, and make my heart glad, that I

RELIGIOUS ORDINANCES. and children, and thy stranger may answer bim that reproachetb Exod. xii, 25-27. And it shall that is within thy gates that they me.

I come to pass, when ye be come

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