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testined amninst thom: but they become wind, and the word is not own heart, and not out of the wonld not give ear.

them: thus shall it be done unto mouth of the LORD. I have not Jer. vii, 25-28. Since the day

them. Wheretore thus suith the sent these prophets, yet they ran;

LORD God of hosts. Because ye i have not spoken to them, yet that your fathers came forth out of the land of Egypt unto this

speak this word, behold, I will they prophesied. But if they had

make 'my words in thy mouth stood in my counsel, and had day, I have oyen sent unto you all my servants the prophets, daily

fire, and this people wood, and it caused my people to hear iny rising up early, and sending them:

sball devour them. Lo, I will words. then they should have Yet they hearkened not unto me,

bring a nation upon you from far. turned them from their evil way, nor inclined their ear, but har

O house of Israel, saith the LORD and from the evil of their doings, dened their neck; they did worso

it is a miglity nation, it is an I have beard what the propherg than their fathers. Thereforo

ancient nation, a nation whose stid, that prophesy lies in my thon shalt speak all these words

language thon knusest not. name. saring. I have dreamel. I unto them, but they will not hear

neither understandest what they have creamed. How long shall ken to thoc: thou shalt also call say.

this be in the heart of the prounto them; but they will not Jer. xxix. 18. 19. And I will

phets that prophesy lies? yea, answer thee. But thou shalt say persecute thein with the sword,

they are proplets of the decit ol unto them. This is a nation that with the famir

their own heart; Which think to with the famine, and with the obeyeth not the Yolce of the

cause my people to forget my pestilence, and will deliver them LORD their God, nor receiveth to be removed to all the king.

name by their dreams, which they correction: truth is perislied, and dorns of the earth, to be a curse,

tell every man to his neighbour, is cut off from their mouth. and an astonishment, and an

as their fathers have forgotten my Jer. xxv. 3. 4. From the thir- bissing, and a reproach, among all

name for Baal. The prophet That teenth year of Joshua the son of the nations whither I

hath a dream, let him tell a dream; have

and he that hath my word, let him Amon king of Judah, oven unto driven them: Becanse they have

speak my word faithfully..... this day. (that is the three and not bearkened to my words, saith twentieth year.) the word of the the LORD, which I sent unto them

Jer. xxviii. 14-17. For thos Lone hath conio unto me, and I by my servants the prophets,

saith the LORD of hosts, the Gud have spoken into you, rising

of Israel; I have put a yoke of early and speaking; but yo have but ye would not hear, saith the

iron upon the neck of all these not hearkened. And the LORD LORD.

nations, that they may serve bath sent unto you all his ser

VII.

Nebuchadnezzır king of Babylon; vants the prophets, rising early FALSE PROPHETS. and they shall serve hin: and i and sending them; but ye have

have given him the beasts of the not hearkened, nor inclined your WARNINGS AGAINST THEM.

field also. Then siitlio prophet ear to liar.

Neh. vl, 8. 9. Then I sent onto Jeremiah unto llanantabile Jer. xliii. 1-4. And it came to him, saying. There are no such prophet, Ilear now, lathaniah, pass, that when Jeremiah bad things done as thou s.yest, but The LORD hath not sent thre; bnt mado an end of speaking unto all thou feignest them out of thine thou makest this people to trust the prople all the words of the own heart. For they all made in a lie: Therefore thus saith the LED their God, for which the us afrald, saying, Their hands LORD, Bebold, I will cost tl.ee from LORD their God bad sent him to shall be weakned from the work of the face of the earth: this year them, eren all these words. Then that it be not done Now there. thoni shalt die, bec use thoni hast bpake Azariah the son of llo-fore, O God, strengthen my taught rebellionarainst the LORD, shaiah, anl Johanan the son of hands.

So Hananiah the prophet test the Kirrah, and all the proud men,

Jer. xiv, 14. Then the LORD)

same year, in the seventh month. saying unto Jeremiah, Thou

said unto me, The pr phots pruspeakest falsely; the LORD our

Jer. xxix, s. For thus saith the phesy lies in iny name: I sent Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, God liath not sent thee to say, GU

them not, neither have I com- Let not your prophets and your not into Egypt to sojourn there:

manded them, neither spake unto diviners, that be in the midst of But Baruch the son of Neriah,

tliein: they prophesy unto yoll a setteth thee on against us, for to

ron, deceive you, neither hearken falso vision and divination, and a to your dreams which ye caused deliver is into the hand of the Challeans that they might put

thing of nougut, and the deceit of to be dreamed. us to dratlı, and carry us away their heart,

Matth. vii, 15. Beivare of false captives into Babylon. So Jo Jer. xxiii, 14-16, 21, 22, 25-28.

prophets, which come to you in hanan the son of Kareah, and all I have seen also in the prophets sheep's clothing, but in wurdly the captius of the forces, and all of Jerusalem an horrible thing:

they are ravening wolves. The people obeyed not the voice they commit adultery, and walk of the LUED, 10 dwell in the land in lies: they ytrengthen also the Matth. xxiv, 11. And many false of Judah,

hands of evil-doers, that none proplets shall rise, and shull de

deth return from this wickedness:ceive many.
Ir3 PUNISHMENT.
they are all of them unto me as

2 Peter il, 1. But there were neh. ix, 30. Yet many years Sodom, and the inhabitants there

false prophets also among the of as Gomorrah. Therefore thus di isl thou forbear them, and Buith the LORD of hosts concerning

people, even as there shall bo les illest against them by thy

false teachers among you, who the prophets, Behold, I will feed Spirit in thy prophets: yet would

privily shall bring in dannalle them with worin wood, and make they not give ear: therefore gay

heresies, even denying the Lord them drink the water of gall: for est Thou them into the band of the

that bought them, and bring upon from the prophets of Jerusalem is people of the lands.

themselves swift destruction prufaleness gone forth into all Jer. v. 12.-15 They have belied the land. Thus saith the LORD of 1 John iv, 1. Beloved, believe the LORD and said, It is not he; hosis, llearken not unto the not every spirit, but try the spirits Dejher sinell evil come upon 08:words of the proplets thai pro whether they are of God; because neitt i l we see sword por phesy unto yon: they make you / many false prophets are gone out famine; and the prophets shallvain; they speak a vision of their into the world.

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THEIR CHARACTER. | theo upon the necks of them that sumed them. And all the proMERCENARY.

I are slain. of the wicked, whose phets prophesied so, Raying. Go

day is come, when their iniquity up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper: Neh. vi, 10-14. Afterward I came shall have an end.

for the LORD shall deliver it into onto the house of Shemaiah the

| Ezek, xxii, 28. And her prophets son of Delaiah the son of Mohe.

the king's haud.

2 Chron. Xvill. 5. 10. 11. There tabeel who 100$ shut up: and he have darbeit them with intem-1 kald, Let us meet together in the

pered, mortar, seeing vanity, and fore the king of Israel gathered house of God, within the temple,

divining lies unto them, saying together of prophets lour ljundred and let us shut the doors of the Thus suith the Lord God, when men, and saith unto them, Shall

we go to Ramot-gilead to battle, temple: for they will come to slay the LORD hath not spoken.

or shall I forhear? And they said, thee; yea, in the night will they

FLATTERERS.

Go up; for God will deliver it into come to slay thee. And I said,

the king's hand. And Zelekiah

Jer. xxiil, 17, 18. They say still Should such a man as I flee? aud

the son of Chenaanah had made who is there. that, being as I am, unto them that despise me, The

him horns of iron, and said, Thus would go into the temple to save LORD hath said, Yo shall have

Naith the LORD, With these thou his life? I will not go in. And, peace; and they say unto every

shalt push Syria until they be conlo. I perceived that God had not one that walketh after the im.

sumed. And all the prophets pr. Bent him; but that he pronounced agination of bis own heart, No

phesied so, sising. Goup tu Rue this prophecy against me: for hvíl shall come upon you. For

muth-gilead, and prosper; tur 1110 Tobial and Sanballat had bired who hath stood in the counsel ut hiin. Therefore icas he hired.

LORD shall deliver it into the land the LORD, and hath perceived and that I should be afraid, and do go, heard his worl? who hath marked

of the king. and sin, and that they might have his word, and lieard itt.

Jer. xiv, 13. Then saill. Ah Lord matter for an evil report, that

Gou! beholil, the prophets say unto

Lam il, 14. Thy prophets have they might reproach ine. My

| them, Ye shall not see the sworil, seen vain and foolish things for Got think thou upon Tobiah and

neither shall ye have famine; but thee; and they have not discoverSanballat according to these their

I will give you assured puuce in ed thine iniquity, to turn away works. and on the prophetess

this place. tly captivity; but have seen for Noailial, and the rest of the prothee false burdens, and causes of

Jer, xxviil, 1-4. 10. 11. And it phets, that would have put me in banishment.

came to pass the same year, in the fear.

beginning of the reign of Zelt kiah

Ezek. xiii, 4-9. O Israel, thy Ezek. xxii, 25. There is a con

king of Judalı in the lourilVear, proplets are like the foxes in the spiracy of her prophets in the

and in the finih month, thut 11.114desert Ye have not gone up mi si thereof, like a roaring lion

mial the son of Azır the prophet, into the gaps, neither made up the raveniny the prey: they have de

winich was of Gibeon, spake unto beige for the house of Israel to vouri'd souls they have taken the

me in the house of the LORD, in stand in the battle in the day of treasure and precious things they

the presence of the priests and of the LORD. They have seen Vanity have made her many widows in

all the people, saying This speak and lying divination, saying, The the midst thereof.

Eth the LORD of liosis, the land of LORD suith; and the LORD luthi uot

Israel, saying I lave Uroken the sent them: and they have made FALSE.

yoke of the king of Babylun, others to hope that they would

Within two full years will I bring 1 Rings xxii, 24, 25. But Zede- coufirin the word. Have yo not

again into this place all the vessels kial the son of Chenaanah went I seen avain vision, and havo yo l of the LORD'S House, that NeonDear, and smote Micaiah on thio not spoken a lying divination, chadner

nation, chadnezzar king of Babylon took cheek, and said, which way went whereas ye say, The LORD sititha

away from this place, and carried the Spirit of tho LORD from me it; albeit I have not spoken?

them to Babylon: and I will bring to speak onto thce! And Micaiah Therefore thus saith the dorit

again to this place Jeconialı the said, Behold, thou shalt see in Gop, Because yo bave spoken

son of Jehoiakin king of Jurlah, that day, when thou shalt go into vanity, and seen lies, therefore,

with all the captives of Judah, an inner chamber to hide thysell. behold, I am against you, saith

that went into Babylon, saith the Isa. ix. 15. The ancient and the Lord GOD. And mine hand

LORD: for I will break the yoke of honourable, he is the head: and shall be upon the prophets that

the king of Babylon. Then la the prophel that teacleth lies, he

seo Vanity, and that divine lies: Inaniah the prophet took the yoko is the tail.

they shall not be in the assembly Irom off the prophet Jeremali's Jer. xxvii, 15. For I have not of my people, neither shall they

Deck, and brake it. And llananiah sent them, saith the LORD, yet be written in the writing of the

spake in tho presence of all the house of Israel, veither shall they thy prophesy a lie in my name;

pople, saying, Thus saitli tho enter into the land of Israel; and that I might drive you out, and

LORD, Even so will I break the so shall kuow that I am the Lord that ye miglit perish, ye, and the

yoke of Nebuchadinczzar king of ToD. prophets That prophesy unto you.

Babylon from the neck of ali 04Jer xxix, 9. For they prophesy

tions within the space of two full falsely uutu you in my name: I

ESPECIALLY IN TIME OF WAR. years. And the propriot Jeremiah have not sent them saith the

1 Kings XXII 6. 11. 12. Then the went uis way.
king of Israel gathered the pro-
phets together, about four hun-

TIIE CRITERION.
Eze'xiil, 22. Because with lies
ye bave made the heart of the

dred men, and said unto thein, Deut. xii, 1-3. Ir thero arlso righteous sad, whom I have not

Shall I

g anist Ramoth-gilead among you a prophet, or a dreamer made sad; and strengthened the i.

lo battle, or slı all I forlear? And l of dreams, and givetl tliee a sign band of the wicked, that he

they said, Go up; for the Lord or a womier and the sign or tho sliould not return from his wicked

I shall deliver it into the hand of wonder como tu pas, whereof he way, by promising him life.

" the king. And Zedekiah the son spake untu theo, saying, Let us go

of Chenauali inade him horns of atier other gods which thou hast Esel XXI, 29. Whiles they see iron; and ile said. Thus saith the not known, and let us serve them; Vuniy unto thee, whiles they | LORD, With these shalt thou pustil thou shall not hearken unto the divine alio uuto theu to bring the Syrians, until thou have coo- words of that proplet, or that

LORD.

dreamer of dreams: for the LORD | that he hath done sball ye do; neighbour. Behold, I am against your God proveth you, to know and when this cometh, ye shall | the prophets, saith the LORD, that whether you love the LORD your know that I am the Lord GOD. (use their tongues, and say, He God with all your heart and with

saith. Behold, I am against them all your soul. ;

that prophesy false dreams, saith

2 Kings III, 13. And Elisha said Deut. xvill, 20-22. But the pro- unto the king of israel What

the LORD, and do tell them, and

cause my people to err by their phet, which shall presume to speak

to do with theer get thee to the lies, and by their lightness: yet I & word in my name, which I have

prophets of thy father, and to the sent them not. nor commanded not commanded him to speak, or

prophets of thy mother. And the them therefore they shall not that shall speak in the name of

king of Israel said unto him, Nay: profit this poople at all, saith the other gods, even that prophet for the LORD hath called these

LORD. shall die. And if thou say in thine

| three kings together, to deliver heart, How shall we know the them into the hand of Moab.

Jer. xxviil, 15--17. Then said the word which the LORD hath not

prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah

Jer. xxxvii, 19. Where are now spoken? When a prophet speak

| the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; eth in the name of the LORD, if the your prophets which prophesied

The LORD hath not sent thee; but unto you, saying, The king of Bathing follow not, nor come to pass,

thou makest this people to trust that is the thing which the LORD bylon shall not come against you,

in a lie. Therefore thus saith the hath not spoken, but the prophet nor against this land?

LORD, Behold, I will cast theo hatb spoken it presumptuously:

from off the face of the earth: this thou shalt not be afraid of him.

THE PENALTY.

year thou shalt die, because thou

Deut. xviii, 20. But the prophet hast taught rebellion against the 1 Kings xxii, 28. And Micaiah

which shall presume to speak a LORD. So Hananiah the prophet said, if thou return at all in peace,

word in my name, which I have died the same year, in the seventh the LORD hath not spoken by me.

not commanded him to speak, or month, And he said, Hearken, 0 people,

that shall speak in the name of every one of you.

Jer. xxix. 15--17. 20--22, 31, 32. other gods, even that prophet

Because ye have sald, The LORD 2 Chron. xviii, 27. And Micaiah shall die.

hath raised us up prophets in said, If thou certainly return in Zech. xili, 2, 3. And It shall come Babylon; Know that thus saith peace, then hath not the LORD

to pass in that day, saith the LORD the LORD of the king that sitteth spoken by me. And he said, of hosts, that I will cut off the upon the throne of David, and of Hearken, all ye people.

names of the idols out of the land,

1018 out of the land, all the people that dwelleth in this Isa. xli, 21, 22. Produce your

and they shall no more be remem- | city, and of your brethren that cause, saith the LORD ; bring forth

bered; and also I will cause the are not gone forth with you into your strong reasons, saith the

prophets and the unclean spirit to captivity: Thus saith the LORD Of King of Jacob. Let them bring

pass out of the land. And it shall | hosts. Behold, I will send upon them forth, and shew us what shall

come to pass, that when any shall

When any shall them the sword, the famine, and happen: let them shew the former

yet prophesy, then his father and the pestilence, and will make things, what they be, that we muy

bis mother that begat him shall them like vile figs, that cannot bo

say unto him. Thou shalt not live: l enten, they are so evil. Hear yo consider them, and know the latter end of them; or declare us

for thou speakest lies in the name I therefore the word of the LORD. things for to come. of the LORD : and his father and

all ye of the captivity, whom i his mother that begat him shall Isa. xliii, 8, 9. Bring forth the

have sent from Jerusalem to thrust him through when be pro- Babylon: Thus saith the LORD OP blind people that have eyes, and

phesieth. the deaf that have ears. Let all

hosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the nations be gathered together,

REPROOF.

the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedeand let the people be assembled :

kiah the son of Maaseiab, which

Jer. xiv, 15. Therefore thus saith who among them can declare this,

prophesy a lie unto you in my and shew us former things ? let

the LORD concerning the prophets name. Behold, I will deliver them

that prophesy in my, name, and I them bring forth their witnesses,

into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar sent them not, yet they say, Sword that they may be justified; or let

king of Babylon, and he shall slay and famine shall not be in this them hear, and say, it is truth,

them before your eyes: And of land; By sword and famine shall them shall be taken up a curso Jer. xxviii, 7-9. Nevertheless, hear

by all the captivity of Judah thou now this word that I speak

Jer. xx, 6. And thou, Pashur, which are in Babylon, saying, The in thine ears, and in the ears of all |

and all that dwell in thine house, LORD make thee like Zedekiah, the people; the prophets that have

shall go into captivity: and thou and like Ahab, whom the king of been before me and before thee of

shalt come to Babylon, and there Babylon roasted in the fire. Send old, prophesied both against many

thou shalt die, and shalt be buried to all them of the captivity, saycountries, and against great king

there, thou, and all thy friends, I ing, Thus saith the LORD concerndoms, of war, and of evil, and of

to whom thou hast prophesieding Shemaiah the Nehelamite, pestilence. The prophet which les

Because that Shemalah hath proprophesieth of peace, when the word of the propbet shall come to

Jer. xxiii, 9, 13, 30-32. Mine phesied unto you, and I sent him pass, then shall the prophet be

heart within me is broken because not, and he caused you to trust in known, that the LORD hath truly of the prophets; all my bones a lie; Therefore thus saith the

LORD, Behold, I will punish Sheshake: I am like a drunken man, sent him.

and like a man whom wine bath maiah the Nehelamite, and his Ezek, xiv. 9. And if the prophet overcome, because of the LORD,

| seed; he shall not have a man to be deceived when he hath spoken and because of the words of his

dwell among this people; neither a thing, I the LORD have deceived

holiness. And I have seen folly shall he behold the good that I that prophet; and I will stretch

in the prophets of Samaria; they will do for my people, saith the out my hand upon him, and will

prophesied in Baal, and caused LORD; because he hath tanght destroy bim from the midst of my

my people Israel tó err. There- rebellion against the LORD. people Israel.

fore, behold, I am against the pro- Ezek, xiii, 2, 3, 8, 9. Son of man. Ezele, xxiv, 24. Thus Ezekiel is phets, saith the LORD, that steal prophesy against the prophets oi unto you a sign: according to all' my words every one from his 'Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of whom they prophesy shall be people, and I may be thel God, their own hearts, Hear ye the cast out in the streets of Jerusa- saith the Lord God. word of the LORD: Thus saith the lem because of the famine and 1 Micah lil, 5-7. Thus saith the Lord God: Woe upto the foolish the sword; and they shall have | LORD concerning the prophets prophets. that follow their own none to bury them; them, their that make my people err, that spirit and have seen nothing! | wives, nor their sons, nor their bite with their teeth, and cry. Therefore thus saith the Lord daughters: for I will pour their | Peace; and he that putteth not God; Because ye bave spoken wickedness upon them

into their mouths, they even prevanity, and seen lies, therefore,

pare war against him: Therefore behoid, I am against you, saith

Ezek. xii, 15. And they shall

night shall be unto you, that ye the Lord God. And mine hand know that I am the LORD, when I

shall not have a vision; and it shall be upon the prophets that scatter them among the nations,

shall be dark unto you, that yo see vanity, and that divine lies: and disperse them in the coun

shall not divine; and the sun shall they shall not be in the assembly

go down over the prophets, and of my people, neither shall they Ezek, xill, 23. Therefore ye shall the day shall be dark over them. be written in the writing of the see no more vanity, nor divine honse of Israel, neither shall they | divinations: for I will deliver my | and the diviners confounded: yea, enter into the land of Israel; and people out of your hand; and ye | they shall all cover their lips: for ye shall know that I am the Lord shall know that I am the LORD. there is no answer of God. GOD

Ezek. xiv, 10, 11. And they shall Zech. xiii, 4, 5. And it shall Micah ii, 11. II a man, walking

bear the punishment of their come to pass in that day, that the in the spirit and falsehood, do lie;

iniquity: the punishment of the prophets shall be ashamed every saying, I will prophesy unto thee

prophet shall be even as the pun- one of his vision, when he hath of wine and of strong drink; he

ishment of him shall even be the prophet of this

that seeketh prophesied; neither shall they

| unto him. That the house of wear a rough garment to deceive: people.

Israel may go no more astray But he shall say, I am no prophet, PUNISHMENT OF THEM from me, neither be polluted any | I am an husbandman; for man SELVES AND THEIR DUPES. more with all their transgres-taught me to keep cattle from my Jer. xiv, 16. And the people tosions, but that they may be my youth,

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PROVIDENCE

1st.-TIE DIVINE GOVERN. I judgment cometh from the Lond. / of more value than many spar. MENT IN TEMPORAL

An unjust man is an abomination rows.

to the just; and he that is upright THINGS.

John vil, 30. Then they songht in the way is abomination to the to tako bim: but no min laid IN INDIVIDUALS. wicked.

hands on him, because his hour Gen xxxi, 29. It is in the Eccles. ill. 1-9. To every thing was not yet come. power of my hand to do you hurt: I there is a season, and a time to John vill. 20. These words spake but the God of your father spake

every purpose under the heaven: Jesus in the treasury, as he taught unto me yesternight, saying, Take LA timo to be born, and a time to l in the temple: and no man laid thou heed that thou speak not to die: a time to plant, and a time to hands on him; for his hour was Jacob either good or bad.

pluck up that which is planted: not yet come. Gen. xlv, 5-8. Now therefore be A time to kill, and a time to heal: pot grievod nor angry with a time to break down, and a timelo yourselves that ye sold me to build up: A time to weep, and ..

1 Kings xi 23. And God stirred hithor: for God did send mo a time to laugli; a time to mourn,

him up another aniversary, Rezon before you to preserve life. For and a time to dance: A time to

the son of Elladah, which fled these two years hath the famine cast away stones, and a time to

from his lord Hadadezer king of been in the land: and yet there are gather stones together; a time to

Zobah. five years, in the which there shall embrace, and a time to refrain

from embracing: A time to get, l.

cet neither be caring nor harvest.

2 Kings xix, 25 Hast thou not and time to Jose a time to keep heard long ogo, how I have done And God sent me before you to

it, and of ancient times that I preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a

have formed it? now have I great deliverance. So now, it was to keep silence and a time to brought 11 to pass that thon not you that sent me hither, but speak: A time to love and shouldest be to lay waste fenced God; and he hath made me a time to hate: a time of war, and a cities into ruinous heaps. father to Pharaol:, and lord of all time of peace. What profit bath Neh. vi, 16. And it came to pass. his house, and a ruler throughout

be that worketh in that wherein that when all our enemies beard all the land of Egypt. he laboureth?

thereof, and all the heathen that

Isa. X. 5-7. O Assyrian, the rod were about us saw these things. Gen. 1, 19, 20. And Joseph said of mine anger, and the staff in

they were much cast down in unto them, Fear not: for am I in

their band is mine indignation, their own eyes: for they perceived the plice of God? But as for you, I will send him against an hypo

that this work was wrought of ye thousut evil a ainst me; but

critical nation, and against the our God. God nie nt it unto good, to bring

people of my wrath will I give Ps. Ix, 6-8. God hath spoken in to pass, as it is this day, to save

him a charge, to take the spoil, his holiness; I will rejoice, I will much people alise,

and to take the prey, and to tread divide Shechem, and mete out the 1 Sam, xxv. 29. Yet a man is them down like the mire of the valley of Succoth. Gilead is ris n to pursue thee, and to seek streets. How beit be meanetb not mine, and Manasseh 18 mine; thy soul; but the soul of my lord 50. neither doth his heart think Ephraim also is the strength of Bhall be bound in the bundle of so; but it is in his heart to de- mine lead; Judah is my lawgiver; life with the LORD thy God; and stroy and cut off nations not a Moab is my waslı po1; over Edom the souls of thine enemies, them | few.

will I cast out my shoe: Philistia, shall he sling out, as out of the Jer. x. 23. O LORD. I know that triumph thou because of me. middle of a sling

the way of man is not in himself: Ps. cxxvii, 1, 2. Except the LORD Job xxiii, 14. For he perform- it is not in man that walkuth to build the house, they labour in eth the thing that is appointed for direct his steps.

vain that build it: except the LORD me; and many such things are

Dan. xii. 1. And at that time keep the city, the watchman with bim.

shall Michael stand up, the great waketh but in vain. It is vain tor Prov. xvi. 9. A man's heart de prince which standet for the l you to rise up early, to sit up late. viseth his way; but the LORD children of thy people; and there to eat the bread of sorrows: for directetl lis steps.

shall be a time of trouble, such as 60 he giveth his beloved sleep. Prov. xix, 21. There are many never was since there was a na- Prov. xxi, 30. There is no wisdevices in inan's heart; never

tion eren to that same time: and dom, nor understanding. Dor theless the counsel of the LORD,

at that time thy people shall be counsel, against the LORD. that shall stand.

delivered, every one that shall be Isa. X. 15. Shall the ax boast

found written in the book. Trov. xx, 24, 23. Man's goings

itself against him that he weth are of the LOR!; how can a mnun

Matth. X, 29, 30, Are not two there with? or shall the saw magthen understand his own way? It

sparrows sold for a larthing? and nify itself against him that shakis a snare to the man who devour

one of them shall not fall on the eth it? as if the rod should sluke eth that which is holy, and after

ground without your Father. But itself against them that lift it up, Vows to make enquiry.

the very hairs of your head are or as if the staff should lift up all numbered.

itself, as if it were no wood. Prov. xx1, 1. The king's heart is

Luke xii, 6. 7. Are not five Isa. xiv, 26, 27. This is the pur in the hand of the LORD, as the

sparrows sold for two farthings? pose that is purposed upon the rivers of water: he turneth it

and not one of them is forgotten whole earth; and this is the band whithersoever he will.

before God: But even the very that is stretched out upon all tho Prov. xxix. 26. 27. Many seek hairs of your head are all num- | nations. For the LORD of hosts the ruler's lü your; but every man's l bered. Fear not therefore: ye are hath purposed, and who shall die

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