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the king's servants camo to bless, it upon Joseph's hand, and ar-I 1 Sam. XXVI. 14. 15. And David our lori kius Divid, saying. God rayed him in vestures of fine linen, cried to the people, and to Abner make the paine of Solomon better and put a gold chain about his the son of Ner, saying, Answerest than thy naine, and make his neck.

thou not, Abner? Then Abner throne greater than thy throne: 2 Sam. xii. 30. And he took their answered, and said, who art tliou and the kins bowed himself upon king's crown from 011 his head,

that criest to the king? And the bed. And also thus said the (the weight whereof cas a talent

David said to Abner, Art not thou king. Blesse l be the LORD God of of gold with the precious stones.) |

a taliant man? and who is like to Israel, which hath given one to sit and it was set on David's head:

thee in Israel? wherefore then on my throne this day, mine eyes and he brought forth the spoil of

| hast thou not kept thy lord the even seeing it. the city in great abundance,

king...... 2 Kings ix, 6. 13. And he arose. 2 Chron. xvili 8. 9. And the king 2 Sam. xix. 40. Then the king and went into the house; and he of Israel called for one of his

went on to Gilgal, and Chimlain poured the oil on his head, and officers, and said, Fetch quickly

went on with him: and all the said unto him. Thus saith the Micaiah the son of Imla. And the people of Judal conducted the LORD God of Israel, I have anoint- king of Israel and Jehoshaphat

king, and also half the people of ed thee king over the people of the king of Judah sat either of them

Israel. LORD, eren over Israel. Then on his throne, clotbed in their l 2 Chron. xii, 10, 11. Instead of they hasted, and took every man robes, and they sat in a void place which king Rehoboa.n made his garment, and put it under him at the entering in of the gate of shields of brass, and committed on the top of the stairs, and blew Samaria; and all the prophets pro- | them to the hands of the chief of with trumpets, saying, Jehu is phesied before them.

the guard, that kept the entrance king.

Esther v, 2, 3. And it was so,

of the king's house. And when 2 Kings xi. 12. 19. And be when the king saw Esther the

the king entered into the house of brought forth the king's son, and queen standing in the court. that the LORD, the guara came and put the crown upon him, and gave she obtained favour in his sight:

fetched them, and brought them him the testimony: and they made and the king held out to Esther

again into the guard-chamber. him king, and anointed him; and the golden sceptre that was in his 1 2 Kings xi, 6-9, 11. And a third they clapped their hands and said, hand. So Esther drew near, and part shall be at the gate of Sur, God save the king. And he took touched the top of the sceptre. and a third part at the gate bethe rulers over hundreds, and the Then said the king unto her, I hind the guard: so ye shall keep captains, and the guard, and all What wilt thou, queen Esther? the watch of the house, that it be the people of the land; and they and what is thy request? it shall not broken down. And two parts brought down the king from the be even given thee to the half of of all you that go furth on the house of the LORD, and came by the kingdom.

sabbath, even they shall keep the the way of the gate of the guard Esther vi. 7-11. And laman watch of the house of the LORD to the king's house, and he sat on

answered the king. For the man about the king. And ye shall the throne of the kings.

whom the king delighteth to hon compass the king round about, 2 Chron. 11, 11, 12. Then Huram our, Let the royal aparel be every man with his weapons in the king of Tyre angivered in brought which the king useth to his hand: and he that cometh writing, which he sent to Solomon, wear, and the horse that the king within the ranges, let him be Recause the LORD bath loved his rideth upon, and the crown royal | slain; and be ye with the king as people, he hath made thee king which is set upon his head: And he goeth out, and as he cometh in. over them. Iluram said moreover, let this apparel and horse be de | And the captains over the bunBlessed be the LORD God of Israel, livered to the hand of one of dreds did according to all things that made heaven and earth, who the king's most noble princes, that Jehoiada tue priest combath given to David the king a thatthey may array the man with manded; and they took every man wise son, endued with prudence al whom the king delighteth his men that were to come in on and understanding that might to honour, and bring him on the sabbath, with them that should build an house for the LORD, and horseback through the street of go out on the sal an house for his kingdoin.

the city, and proclaim before him, to Jehoiada the priest. And the 2 Chron. xxiii. 11. 20. Then they | Thus shall it be done to the inan guard stood, every man with his brought out the king's son, and

whom the king delighteth to weapons in his hand, round about put upon him the crown, and gave

honour. Then the king said to the king, from the right corner of him the testimony, and made him Haman, Make haste, and take the the temple to the left corner of the king: and Jehoiada and his sons apparel and the horse, as thou temple, along by the altar and tue anointed him, and said, God save hast said, and do even 80 to temple. the king. And he took the cap

| Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at 2 Chron. xxiii,5,10. And a third tains of hundreds, and the nobles, the king's gate: let nothing fail of part shall be at the king's house; and the governors of the people,

all that thou hast spoken. Then and a third part at the gate of the and all the people of the land, and took Haman the apparel, and the foundation : and all the people brought down the king from the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and shall be in the courts of the house of the LORD: and they came

brought him on horseback through house of the Lord. And he set through the high gate into the

the street of the city, and pro- all the people, every man hayking's house, and set the king |

claimed before him, Thus shall iting his weapon in his hand, from upon the throne of the kingdom.

be done unto the man whom the the right side of the temple to the king delighteth to honour.

left side of the temple, along by Acts xil, 21. And upon a set day

Esther viii, 4. Then the king the altar and the temple, by the Her «d, arrayed in royal apparei,

held out the golden sceptre toward king round about, sat upon his throne, and made an

Esther. So Esther arose, and oration unto them. stood before the king.

POWER AND PREROGATIVE, ROYAL DRESS. DIGNITY,

Zech. vi, 14. And the crowns Gen, xli, 40, 41, 44. Thou shalt be

shall be toʻlelem, and to Tobijab, l over my house, and according AND ETIQUETTE.

and to Jedaiah, and to Hen the unto thy word ehall all my people Gen. xli, 42. And Pharaoh took son of Zephaniah, for a memorial be ruled : only in the throne will of Lis ring from his hand, and put in the temple of the LORD.

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raoh said unto Joseph. See. I have lord. O king, the eyes of all Israel l'all the land of Israel, and with set thee over all the land of are upon thee, that thou shouldest them also to the priests and LeEgypt. And Pharaoh said unto tell them who shall sit on the vites uchich are in their cities and Joseph, I am Pharaoh, and with throne of my lord the king after suburbs, that they may gather out thee shall no man lift up his him. Otherwise it shall come to themselves into ts: And let us hand or foot in all the land oi pass, when my lord the king shall bring again the ark of our God to Egypt.

sleep with his fathers, that I and us; for we enquired not at it in the Num, xxii, 15-17. 37. And Balak

my son Solomon shall be counted days of Saul. Bent yet again princes, more, and

offenders. And Nathan suid, My 1 Chron. xxiii. 2. And he gathmore honourable than they. And od lord, o king, hast thou said, Adon

ered together all the princes of they came to Baalam, and said to

Israel, with the priests aud Lehim he can Bol the son of shall sit upon my throne?..

vites. Z'ppor, Let nothing, I pray thee, behold, they eat and drink before

1 Chron, xxviii, 1.21. And David him, and say, God savo king binder thee from coming unto me;

Adonijah. But me, even me thy For I will promote thee unto very

asseinbled all the princes of Israel, servant, and Zadok the priest, anil

the princes of the tribes, and the great honour, and I will do what

captains of the compinies that Benaiah the son of Jeloiada, and soever thou sayest unto me: come thy servant Solomon hath he not

ministered to the king by course, therefore, I pray thee, curse me

and the captains over the thouthis people. And Balak said unto called. Is this thing done by my

sands, and captains over the hunBalaum, Did I not earnestly send

lord the king, and thou hast not

showed it unto thy servant, who unto thee to call thee? wherefore

dreds, and the stewards over all

the subetanco and possession of should sit on the throne of my camest thon not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote thee lord the king after bim?

the king, and orbis sons, with the And

officers, and with king David said, Call me Zadok to honour?

the mighty the priest, and Nathan the pro

men, and with all the vallant mon, Num. xxiv, 11. Therefore now phet, and Benaiah the sou of Je

unto Jerusalem. And, behold, flee thou to thy place: I thought hoiada. And they came before

the courses of the priests and the to promote thee unto great hon| the king. The king also said

Levites, even they shall be with our; but, lo, the LORD hath kept unto them, Tako with you the

thee for all the service of the house thee back from honour. servants of your lord, and cause

of God: and there shall be with Josh, xxiv, 1. And Joshua gaSolomon my son to ride upon

thee, for all manner of workmanthered all the tribes of Israel to mino own mule, and bring him

ship, every willing skilful man, for Shechem, and called for the elders | down to Gihon: And let Zadok

any manner of service; also tho of Israel, and for their heads, and the priest and Nathan the prophet

princes and all the people will be for their judges, and for their | anoint him there king over Israel: 1

wholly at thy commandment. officers; and they presented them and blow ye with the trumpet, 1 Chron. xxix, 25. And the LORD selves before God.

and eay, God save king Solomon. maguiñed Soloman exceedingly 2 Sam. ili, 37-39. For all the Then yo shall come up after him, in the sight of all Israel, and be people, and all Israel, understood that he may come aud sit upon stowed upon him such royal that day, that it was not of the my throne; for he shall be king in majesty as had not been on any king to slay Abner the son of Ner. my stead: and I have appointed | king before him in Israel. And the king said unto his ser-him to bo ruler over Israel, 2 Chron. 1,1,2. And Solomon the vants. Know yo not that there is and over Judal. And Solomon son of David was strengthened in a prince and a great man fallen suid, f he will show himself a his kingdom, and the LORD his this da yvin Israel? And I am this wortby man, there shall not an God was with him, and maguified day weak, though apointed king: bair of liim fall to the earth : but him exceedingly. Then Solomon and these men the sons of Zeruiahir wickedness shall be found in spake unto all Isrzel, to the capbe too hard for me: the LORD shall him, he shall die.

tains of thousands and of hunreward tte doer of evil according 1 Kings ii, 12, 35. Then sat Solo-dreds, and to the judges, and to to his wickedness.

mon upon the throne of David his every governor in all Israel, the 1 Kings i. 11 - 13. 17. 18. 20 father, and his kingdom was estab-chief of the la 21 24 27, 32 - 35, 52.' Whereforeliehed greatly. And the king put 2 Chron. ix, 26. And he reignod Nathan spake unto Bath-sheba the Benaiau the son of Jehoiada in over all the kings from the river mother or Solomon saying. Nast his room over the host: and Zadok leven unto the land of the Philis. thou not heard that Adonijah the the priest did the king put in the tines, and to the border of Egypt. son of llaggith doth reign, and room of Abiathar.

2 Chron. xxxiv, 29. Then the David our lord knoweth it not?

1 Kings iv. 24. For he had king sent and gathered together Now therefore come, let me, I

| dominion over all the region on all the elders of Judah and Jerupray thee, give tliee counsel, that

this side the river, from Tiphsah salem. thou mayest save thine own life,

even to Azzah, over all the kings Ezra x. 7. 8. And they mado and the life of thy son Solomon.

on this side the river: and he had proclamation throughout Judah Go and get thee in unto king Da

peace ou all slues round, about vid, and say unto him, Didst not

and Jerusalem, unto all the chilhim. thou, my lord, o king, swear unto

dren of tho captivity, that they

2 Kings xxiil, 1. And the king should gather themselves togethine handmaid, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign

sent, and they gathered unto him ther unto Jerusalern; Aud that after me, and he shall sit upon my

all the elders of Juduh and of Jer whosoever would nut como within throne? why then doth Adonijah usalem.

three days, according to the counreigu? And she said unto him. I 1 Chron. xiii. 1-3. And David | sel of the princes and the elders, My lord, thou swarest by the LORD consulted with the captains of all

I all his substance should bo tortby God unto thine handmaid, I thousands and hundreds, and Lettel, una

Landmaid thousands and hundredsand | feited, and himself separated from saying, Assuredly Solomon thy with every leader. And David

the congregation ot those that had son shall reign after me, and he said unto all the congregation of

been carried away. shall sit upon my throne: And Israel, If it seem good unto you, Esther 1, 1, 2. Now it came to now, behold, Adonijah reigneth; and that it be of the Lord our God, pass, in the days of Ahasuerus, and now, my lord the king, thou let us send abroad unto our broib- 1 (this 18 Ahasuerus which reigned kuowest it uut. And thou, my ren overy where, that are left in from India oven unto Ethiopia,

i evil.ORD shall him, he shall fall be found in som exceedingly. Then

hundred and seven and name or the writing which is writ, highland Sidon: but they camo over an hundred and seven and name, and seal it with the king's Acts xil, 20. And Herod wag

of twenty provinces.) That in those ring: for the writing which is writ- highly displeased with them twenty proviking Ahasuerusten in the indring, may no man with mins the king's chamberdays, when the king Ahasuerusten in the king's pame, and sealed Tyre and Sidon: but they camo sat on the throne of his kingdom, with the king's ring, may no man with one accord to him, and having which was in Shushan the palace. reverse.

lain their friend, desired peace, Esther iii 1. 10. 11. After these! Eccles. i1. 9. So I was great, and I

because their country was nourthings did king Ahasuerus proson of Hamma. I before me in Jerusalem: also my

ished by the king's country. mote Haman the son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced wisdom remained with me. him, and set his seat above all the Jer. xxxvili. 4. 5. Therefore the

P3. xxxiii, 15. 16. He fashioneth priuces that were with him. And princes said unto the king. We

their hearts alike; he considereth the king took his ring from his beseech thee, let this man be put

all their works. There is no king hand, and gave it unto Haman the to death....Then Zedekiah, the

saved by the multitude of an host: son of Hammedatha the Agagite, 1 king said, Behold, he is in yon!

1 your a mighty man is not delivered by the Jews' enemy. And the king | hand: for the king is not he that much strength. said unto Human, The silver is can do any thing against you. given to thee, the people also, to

Ps. cxlvi, 3. Put not your trust

Dan. ii. 48. 49. Then the king in princes, nor in the son of man, do with them as it seemeth good

made Daniel a great man, and in whom there is no help. to thee.

gave him many great gifts, and Esther vi. 4-6. And the king made him ruler over the whole

P3. lxxii, 8. 9. He shall have said, Who is in the court? (Now

province of Babylon, and chief of dominion also from sea to sea, and Haman was come into the outthe governorg over all the wise

from the river unto the ends of ward court of the king's house, to men of Babylon. Then Daniel re

the earth. They that dwell in epeak unto the king to hang quested of the king, and he set

the wilderness shall bow before Mordecai on the gallows that he Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed

bim; and his enemies shall lick had prepared for him.) And the nego, over the affairs of the pro

the dust. king's servants said unto him,

vince of Babylon; but Daniel sat Ps. Ixxv, 6. For promotion Behold, Haman standeth in the in the gate of the king.

cometh neither from the east, nor court. And the king said, Let

Dan. v, 18, 19. O thou king, the from the west, nor from the south. him come in. So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, most ligi God gave Nebuchad

Ps. ci, 8. I will early destroy all What shall be done unto the man nezzar thy father a kingdom, and

the wicked of the land, that I may wbom the king delighteth to majesty, and glory, and honour:

cut off all wicked doers from the And, for the majesty that he gave honour? (Now Haman thought

city of the LORD. in his heart, To whom would the

him, all people, nations, and

languages, trembled and feared Ps. cv, 20-22. The king sent and king delight to do honour more

before him: whom he would he loosed him; even the ruler of the than to myseln?)

Blew, and whom he would he kept | people, and let him go free. He Esther viii, 1-3, 5-8. On that day I alive, and whom he would he set made bim lord of his house, and did the king Ahasueris give the up, and whom he would he put | ruler of all his substance; To house of Haman, the Jews' enemy, down.

bind his princes at his pleasure, unto Esther the queen; and Mor

and teachhis senators wisdom. decai came before the king; for

Darius to set over the kingdom an Esther hud told what he was unto

Ps. cxviii, 8. 9. It is better to hundred and twenty priucus, which trust in the LORD than to put collher. And the king took off his ring,

Woman' should be over the who

should be over the whole king-fidence in man; it is better to which he had taken from Haman,

dom; And over these three

brs: "enc h anthan tout con. and gave it unto Mordecai.

presidents, of whom Daniel was And Esther set Mordecai over

fidence in princes. first; that the princes might give the house of Ilaman. And Esther accounts unto them, and the king

Prov. xiv, 35. The king's favour spake yet again before the king. should have no damage. Then

is toward a wise servant; but his and fell down at his feet, and bethis Daniel was preferred above the

wrath is against him that causeth sought him with tears to put away

presidents and princes, because I shaine. the mischief of Haman the Agag

an excellent spirit was in him; and ite, and his device that he had

Prov, xvi, 14.15. The wrath of a the king thought to get him over devised against the Jews. And

king is as messengers of death: the whole realm, Then these men said, If it please the king, and if I

but a wise man will pacily it. In have found favour in his sight, assembled unto the king, and said

the light of the king's countenance and the thing seem right before unto the king, Know, O king, that

is life; and his favour is as a cloud the king, and I be pleasing in his the law of the Medes and Persians

of the latter rain. eyes, let it be written to reverse is, that no decree nur statute

Prov. xix, 6. Many will entreat which the king establisheth may the letters devised by Haman the

the favour of the prince; and every son of lammedatha the Agagite, be changed.

man is a friend to him that giveth which he wrote to destroy the Dan. xi, 3, 5, 16. And a mighty

gifts. Jews which are in all the king's king shall stand up, that shall rule provinces: For how can I endure with

Prov. xxv. 2. It is the glory of great domiuion, and do

God to conceal a thing: but the to see the evil that shall come according to his will. And the

honour of kings is to search out a unto my people? or how can I king of the south shall be strong,

matter. endure to see the destruction of and one of his princes; and he my kindred? Then the king shall be strong above him, and Eccles. viii, 4. Where the word Ahasnerus said unto Esther the I have dominion; his dominion shall of a king is, there is power; and queen, and to Mordecai the Jew, I be a great dominion. But he that who may say unto him, What Behold. I have given Esther the Behold, I have given Esther the cometh against himn shall do ac doest thou?

into his own will, and none house of llaman, and him theycording to his own will, and none

Eccles. x, 6-7. There is au eru have hanged upon the gallows, shall stand before him: and he which I have seen under the sun. because he laid his hand upon the shall stand in the glorious land, I as an error rohich proceedeth Jews. Write ye also for the Jews, which by his hand shall be con- from the ruler; Folly is set in great as it likulu you, in the king's sumud.

I dignity, and the rich sit in low

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place. I have seen servants upon father, he turned not aside from

ABIJAX. horses, and princes walking as it, doing that which was right in 1 Kinas xv. 3. And ho walked servants upon the earth.

the eyes of the LORD: nevertheless in all the sins of his father, which Luke xix, 27. But those mine enemies, which would not that I away: for the people offered and heart

heart was not perfect with the should reign over them, bring

LORD his God, as the heart of hither, and slay them before me. places.

David his father.

AMAZIAH.
IV.-CHARACTERS.
2 Kings xiv, 3. And he did that

NADAB.
which was right in the sight of the
GOOD KINGS.

1 Kings Xv, 26. And he did LORD, yet not like David his

evil in the sight of the LORD, 1 Kings v, 7. And it came to father: he did according to all

and walked in the way of his pass, when Hiram heard the things as Joash his father did.

| father, and in his sin where with words of Solomou, that he re

he made Israel to sin. joiced greatly, and said, Blessed

AZARIAI. be the LORD this day, which hath 2 Kings xv. 3. And he did that

BAASHA. given unto David a wise son over

which was right in the sight of the this great people.

1 Kings XV. 84. And he did evil LORD, according to all that is in the sight of the LORD, and Job xxxvi. 7. Ho withdraweth | father Amaziah had done. not his eyes from the righteous:

and in his sin wherewith he mado but with kings are they on the

JOTHAM.

Israel to sin. throne; yea, he doth establish

2 Kings xv, 34, And he did that them for ever, and they are which was right in the sight of

OMRI. exalted.

the LORD: he did according to all Prov. xvi. 12. 13. It is an abom- that his father Uzziah had done.

1 Kings xyi, 25, 26. But Omri

wrought evil in the eyes of the Ination to kings to commit wick

LORD, and did worse than all that edness: for the throne is establish

HEZEKIAR.

were before him. For he walked ed by righteousness. Righteous

2 Kings xviii, 3, 5.6. And he did in all the way of Jeroboam the lips are the delight of kings;

that which was right in the sight son of Nebat, and in his sin whereand they love him that speaketh

of the LORD, according to all that with he made Israel to sin, to proright.

David his father did. He trusted voke the LORD God of Israel to Prov. xx. 8. 26-28. A king that in the LORD God of Israel; so that anger with their vanities. sitteth in the throne of judgment after him was none like him scattereth away all evil with his among all the kings of Judah, nor

AITAB. eyes. A wise king scattereth the any that were before him. For

11 Kings xvi, 30. And Abab the wicked, and bringeth the wheel he clave to the Lord, and de

son of Omri did evil in the sight over them. The spirit of man is parted not from following bim, l of the LORD above ali that were the candle of the LORD, rearching but kept bis commandments, before him. all the inward parts of the belly. which the LORD cominanded Mercy and truth preserve the Moses.

AUAZIANT. king; and his throne is upholden

JOSIAH. by mercy.

1 Kings xxii, 52. And he did Prov. xxv, 5. Take away the

2 Kings xxii, 2. And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and

that which was right in the sight walked in the way of his father, wicked from before the king, and

of the LORD, and walked in all and in the way of his mother, and his turone shall be established in

the ways of David his father, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of righteousness.

turned not aside to the right Nebat, who made Israel to sin. Prov. xxvili, 12. When righteous hand or to the left.

2 Kings viii, 27. And he walked men do rejoice, there is great

in the way of the house of Abab, glory: but when the wicked rise,

REHOBOAM.

and did evil in the sight of the a man is hidden.

(FOB A TIME.)

LORD, as did the house of Ahab; Prov. xxix, 2. 14. When the 2 Chron. xi. 17. So they strength- for he was the son-in-law of the

ened the kingdom of Judah, house Of A people rejoice; but when the and made Rehoboam the son of wicked beareth rule, the people Solomon strong, three years; for

JenU. mourn. The king that faithfully three years they walked in the 2 Kings x, 31. But Jehu took no judgeth the poor, his throne shall / way of Devid and Solomon, heed to walk in the law of the be established for ever.

2 Chron. xii. 14. Aud he did | LORD God of Israel with all his evil, because he prepared not his

heart; for he departed not from EXAMPLES. heart to seek the LORD.

| the sins of Jeroboam which made DAVID.

Israel to sin. 2 Sam. viii, 15. And David

Uzział. reigned over all Israel; and Divid

JEHAHAZ. 2 Chron. xxvi. 4. And he did executed judgment and justice that which noas right in the sight

1 Kings xiii. 2. And he did that unto all his people. of the LORD, according to all that

which was evil in the sight of the his father Amaziah did.

LORD, and followed the sins of Asa.

Jeroboam the son of Nebat, which 1 Kings xv, 11. And Asa did

BAD KINGS.

made Israel to sin; he departed that which was right in the eyes

not therefrom. of the LORD, as did David Lis

SOLOMON, father.

(IN SOME THINGS.)

JETOASH. 1 Kings xi, 6. And Solomon did 2 Kings xiii, 11. And ne did that JEHOSHAPHAT.

evil in the sight of the LORD, and which was evil in the sight of the 1 Kings xxii, 43. And he walk- went not fully after the LORD, as LORD; he departed not from all the ed in all the ways of asa uns did David his father.

| sins of Jeroboam the son of Aebat,

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who made Israel sin; but he walk.

JEITOTAKIM

kingdom, he, and his children in ed therein,

2 Rings xviii. 37. And he did the intust of Israel.

that which was evil in the sight of 2 Chron. xxxiii, 23. And hum. ZECHARIANI.

the LORD, according to all that bis bled not himself before the LORD. 2 Kings xv, 9. And he did that fathers had dono.

as Manasseh his father bad bumwhich was evil in the sight of the

bled bimself; but Amon trespassed LORD, as his fathers had done; he

MANASSETI.

more and more. departed not from the sins of

2 Kings xxi, 2. And he did that 2 Chron. xxxvi, 12. And he did Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who

which was evil in the sight of the that which was evil in the sight of made Israel to sin.

LORD, after the abominations of the LORD his God, and humbled

the heathen, whom the LORD cast not himself before Jeremiah the AHAZ.

out before the children of Israel. prophet, speaking from the mouth 2 Kings xvi, 2. Twenty years

of the LORD. old was Ahaz when he began to

JEROBOAM.

Isa. X, 8. For he saith, Are not reign, and reigued sixteen years

2 Kings xiv, 24. And he did that my princes altogether kings? in Jerusalem, and did not that

which icas evil in the sight of the Isa. xxviii, 14. Wherefore hear which was right in the sight of the

LORD: he departed not from all the the word of the LORD, ye scornful Lord his God, like David bis

sins of Jeroboarn the son of Nebat, men, that rule this people which father. who made Israel to sin.

is in Jerusalem. JENORAM.

PEKAHIAI.

FLATTERY AND FALSE800D. 2 Chron. xxi, 6. And he walked

2 Kings xv, 24. And he did that Prov. xvii, 7. Excellent speech in the way of the kings of Israel,

which was evil in the sight of the becometh not a tool; much less do like as did the house of Ahab; for

LORD: he departed not from the lying lips a prince. he had the daughter of Ahab to

sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, wife: and he wrought that which

Prov. xxix, 12. If & ruler hearkwho made Israel to sin. was evil in the eyes of the LORD.

en to lies, all his servants are

wicked.

PEKAR.
JENOACHIN.

Dan. viil, 25. And through his 2 Kings xv, 28. And he did that 2 Kings xxiv, 9. And he did that

policy also be shall cause craft to which was evil in the sight of the which was evil in the sight oi the

prosper in his hand; and he shall Lord: he departed not from the LORD, according to all that his

magnify himself in his heart, and sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, father had done.

by peace shall destroy many: he who made Israel to sin.

shall also stand up against the ZEDEKIAI

Priuce of princes; but he shall be KINGLY VICES.

broken without band. Jer. xxxvil, 1. 2. And king

LUXURY. Zodekiah theson of Josiah reigned

Dan. xi, 21, 27. And in his estate

Prov. xxxi. 4. 5. It is not for shall stand up a vile per or, to instead of Coniah the son of Jehoiakim, whom Nebuchadrezzar

kings, O Leminel, it is not for kings whom they shall not give the king of Babylou made king in the

to drink wine, nor for priuces honour of the kingilom: but he lunl of Ju lah. But neither he,

strong drink; Lest they drink, shall come in peaceably, and obnor his scrvante, nor the people of

and forget the law, and pervert tain the kingdom by flatteries, the lind, did hearken unto the

the judgment of any of the af- And both these kiugs' hearts shall words of the LORD, which bo spake ficted.

be to do miscbief, and they shall by the prophet Jeremiah.

Hosea vil. 6. In the day of our speak lies at one table; but it shall

king the princes have made him not prosper: for yet the end shall MENAΙΕΣ.

sick with bottles of wine: he be at the time appointed. 2 Kings xv, 18. And he did that

stretched out his hand with scorn- Hos. vii, 3. They make the king achich was evil in the sight of the

glad with their wicke iness, and Lono; he departed not all his days Zeph. i, 8. And it shall come to the princes with their lies. fruin the sins of Jeroboam the son pass in the day of the Lord's of Nebat, wlio made Israel to sin. sacrifice, that I will punish the

AVARICE. princes, and the king's children, Isa. i. 23. Tby princes are JENORAM.

and all such as are clothed with rebellious, and companions of 2 Kings iii, 2, 3. And he wrought strange apparel.

thieves: every one loveth gifts, evil in the sight of the LORD, but Luke vii, 25. But what went ye

and followeth after rewards. ..., not like his father, and like bis | out for to see? A man clothed in Hos. iv, 18. Their drink is sour, mother, for be put away the image soft raiment? Behold, they which they have committed whoredom of Baal that his father had made. are gorgeously apparelled, and continually: her rulers with shame Never heless he cleaved unto the live delicately, are in king's do love. Give ye. sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, courts.

Amos ill, 9, 10. Publish in the which made Israel to sin; he de Rev. xviii, 9. And the kings or paluces at Ashdod, and in the parted not therefrom.

the earth, who have committed palaces in the land of Egypt, and 2 Kings vill, 18. And he walked fornication, and lived deliciously say, Assemble yourselves upon in the way of the kings of Israel, with her, shall be wail her, and the mountains of Samaria, and as did the house of Ahab; for the lament for her, when they shall behold the great tumults in the daughter of Ahab was his wife: see the smoke of her burning. midst thereof, and the orprosed and he did evil iu the sight of the

in the midst thereof. For they LORD.

PRIDE.

know not to do right, saith thie Deut. xvil, 20. That his heart be LORD, who store up vion

| LORD, who store up violence and Hostea.

not lifted up above his brethren. robbery in their palacus.

not lifted upalb 2 Kings xvii, 2. And he did that and that he turn pot aside from Micah vii, 3. That they may do achich was evil in the sight of the the commandment, to the right evil with both hands earnestly, LOR!), but not as the hings of hind or to the left; to the end that the prince asketh, and the judgo Istol that were before him. he may prolung his days in his 'asketh for a reward; and the great

ers.

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