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Deut. vi, 18. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Deut. x, 20. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve,and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

Joshua xxii, 21-23. Then the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, answered and said unto the heads of the thousands of Is rael, The LORD God of gods, the the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,) That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or it to offer thereon burntoffering, or meat-offering, or if to offer peace-offerings thereon, let the LORD aimselt require it.

1 Sam. xx, 12, 23. And Jonathan said unto David. And as touching the matter of which thou and i have spoken of, behold, the LORD be between thee and me for ever.

1 Sam. xxiv. 15. The LORD therefore be judge, and judge between me and thee, and see, and plead my cause, and deliver me out of thine hand.

1 Kings viii, 31, 32. If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house: Then hear thou in heaven.....

Job xvi, 19. Also now, behold my witness is in heaven, and my record is on high.

Isaiah Ixv, 16. That he who blesseth himself in the earth, shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth, shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

Jer. iv, 2 And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness.....

Jer. xii, 16. And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, The LORD liveth; (as they taught my people to swear by Baal;) then shall they be built in the midst of my people.

Rom. 1, 9. For God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in my prayers.

Rom. ix, 1. I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.

· Phil, i, 8. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all

in the bowels of Jesus Christ.

1 Thess. ii, 5. For neither at any time used we flattering words, as ye know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness.

Heb. vi, 16. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

OBLIGATION OF AN OATH. Gen. xxiv, 41. Then shalt thou be clear from this my oath, when thou comest to my kindred; and if they give thee not one, thou shalt be clear from my oath.

Lev. v, 4. Or if a soul swear, pronouncing with his lips to do evil, or to do good, whatsoever it be that a man shall pronounce with an oath, and it be hid from him; when he knoweth of it, then he shall be guilty in one of these.

Josh. ii, 14--20. And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and And she said truly with thee. unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way. And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of made us swear. Behold, when we this thine oath which thou hast come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee. And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.

Josh. vi. 22. But Joshua had said unto the two men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot's house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she hath, as ye sware unto her.

Josh. ix, 18. And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And all the congregation murmured against the princes.


Jud. xxi, 18. Howbeit, we may not give them wives of daughters: for the children of 18rael have sworn, saying. Cursed be he that giveth a wife to Benjamin.

1 Sam. xx, 42. And Jonathan said to David, Go in peace, orasmuch as we have sworn both of

us in the name of the LORD, saying, The LORD be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever. And be arose and departed: and Jonathan went into the city.

2 Sam. xix, 23. Therefore the king said unto Shimei. Thou shalt not die: and the king sware unto him.

2 Sam. xxi, 2, 7. And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them: (now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites, and the children of Israel had sworn unto them; and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal to the children of Israel and Judah:) But the king spared Mephibosheth, the son of Jonathan, the son of Saul, because of the LORD'S oath that was between them. between David and Jonathan the son of Saul.

1 Kings ii, 8, 9. And, behold, thou hast with thee Shimei the sou of Gera, a Benjamite of Bahurim, which cursed me with a grievous curse in the day when I went to Mahanaim: but he came down to meet me at Jordan, and I sware to him by the LORD, Saying. I will not put thee to death with the sword. Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

Ps. cxix, 106. I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.

Ezek. xvii, 16-19. As I live, saith the Lord God, surely in the place where the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die. Neither shall Pharaoh, with his mighty army and great company, make for him in the war, by casting up mounts, and building forts, to cut off many persons: Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given Lis hand, and hath done all these

things, he shall not escape. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live, su ely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompense upon his own head. Mark vi, 26. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject



Gen. xiv, 22. And Abram sald to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth.

Gen. xxi, 22--24 31. Aud it came to pass at that time that Abimelech and Phichol the chief captain of his host spake unto Abraham, saying. God is with thee in all that thou doest: Now therefore swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me, nor with my son, nor with my son's son. And Abraham said, I will swear. Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them.

Gen. xxiv, 2, 3,9. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his

house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh; And I will make thee swear by the LORD, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell: And the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concerning that matter.

Gen. xxxi, 53. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father Isaac, Gen. xlvii, 31. And he said, Swear unto me. And he sware And Israel bowed unto him. himself upon the bed's head. Josh. ii, 12. Now therefore, I pray you, sware unto me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, that ye will also show kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token.

Josh. ix, 15. And Joshua made peace with them, and made a league with them, to let them live: and the princes of the congrega

tion sware unto them.

Josh. xiv, 9. And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's for ever, because thou hast wholly followed the LORD my God.

up unto the hold.

Jud. vill, 19. And he said, They | but David and his men gat them were my brethren, even the sons of my mother: as the LORD liveth, if ye had saved them alive, I would not slay you.

1 Sam. xiv, 24--28, 39, 44, 45. And the men of Israel were distressed that day; for Saul had adjured the people, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food until evening, that I may be avenged on. mine enemies. So none of the people tasted any food. And all they of the land came to a wood; and there was honey upon the ground. And when the people were come into the wood, behold, the honey dropped; but no man put his hand to his mouth: for the people feared the oath. But Jonathan heard not when his father charged the people with the oath: Wherefore he put forth the end of the rod that was in his hand, and dipped it in an honeycomb, and put his hand to his mouth; and his Then eyes were enlightened." said, Thy father straitly charged answered one of the people, and the people with an oath, saying, Cursed be the man that eateth any food this day. And the people were faint. For, as the LORD liveth,which saveth Israel, though it be in Jonathan my son, he shall surely die. But there was not a man among all the people that answered him. And Saul answered, God do so and more also: for thou shalt surely die, Jonathan. And the people said unto Saul, Shall Jonathan die, who hath wrought this great salvation in Israel? God forbid: as the LORD liveth; there shall not one hair of his head fall to the ground; for he hath wrought with God this day. So the people rescued Jonathan, that he died not.

1 Sam. xix, 6. And Saul hearkened unto the voice of Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the LORD liveth, he shall not be slain.

1 Sam. xx 3. But truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and


1 Sam. xx, 13, 17. The LORD do so and much more to Jonathan: but if it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away, that thou mayest go in peace; and the LORD be with thee, as he hath been with my father. And Jonathan caused David to swear again, because he loved him: for he loved him as he loved his own soul.

1 Sam. xxiv, 21, 22. Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father's house. And David sware unto Saul. And Saul went home;

1 Sam. xxx, 15. And David said

to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.

2 Sam. iii, 35. And when all the people came to cause David to eat meat while it was yet day, David sware, saying, So do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread, or ought else, till the sun be down.

2 Sam. iv, 9. And David anSwered Rechab and Baanah his brother, the sons of Rimmon the Beerothiite, and said unto them, As the LORD liveth, who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity.

2 Sam. xv, 21. And Ittai answered the king, and said, 4s the LORD liveth, and as my lord the my king liveth, surely in what place whether in death or life, even lord the king shall be, there also will thy servant be.

2 Sam. xix, 7. Now therefore arise, go forth, and speak comfortably unto thy servants; for I forth, there will not tarry one swear by the LORD, if thou go not with thee this night; and that will be worse unto thee than all the

evil that befell thee from thy youth until now.

1 Kings i, 29, 30. And the king sware, and said, As the LORD liveth, that hath redeemed my soul out of all distress, Even as I sware unto thee by the LORD God of Israel, saying, Assuredly Solomon thy son shall reign after me, and he shall sit upon my thone, in my stead: even so will I certainly do this day.

1 Kings ii, 23, 24, 42, 43. Then king Solomon sware by the LORD, saying, God do so to me, and more also, if Adonijah have not spoken Now therefore, as the LORD liveth, this word against his own life. which hath established me, and set ine on the throne of David my father, and who hath made me an house, as he promised Adonijah, shall be put to death this day. And the king sent and called for Shimei, and said unto him, Did I not make theetoswear bythe LORD, and protested unto thee, saying, Know for a certain, on the day thou goest out, and walkest abroad any whither, that thou shalt surely die? and thou saidst unto me, The word that I have heard is good. Why then hast thou not kept the oath of the LORD, and the commandment that I have charged thee with?

1 Kings xviii 10 15. As the

LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee; and when they said, He is not there, he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not. And Elijah said, As the LORD of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, I will surely shew myself unto him to-day.

2 Kings ii, 2. And Elljah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD hath sent me to Beth-el. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to Beth-el.

2 Kings xxv, 24. And Gedaliah sware to them, and to their men, and said unto them, Fear not to be the servants of the Chaldees; dwell in the land, and serve the king of Babylon, and it shall be well with you.

2 Chron. xv, 14, 15. And they sware unto the LORD with a loud voice, and with shouting, and with trumpets, and with cornets. And all Judali rejoiced at the oath: for they had sworn with all

their heart.

2 Chron. xviii, 13, 15. And Micaiah said, As the LORD liveth, even what my God saith, that will I speak. And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?

Ezra v, 5. But the eye of their God was upon the elders of the Jews, that they could not cause them to cease, till the matter came to Darius: and then they returned answer by letter concerning this matter.

Neh. v, 12. Then said they, We will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise.

Neh. x, 29. They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath,

to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and his judgments, and

his statutes.

that are mad against me are sworn against me.

Jer. xxxviii, 15, 16. Then Jeremiah said unto Zedekiah, If I declare it unto thee, wilt thou not surely put me to death? and if I give thee counsel, wilt thou not hearken unto me? So Zedekiah the king sware secretly unto Jeremiah, saying, As the LORD liveth, that made us this soul. I will not put thee to death, neither will I give thee into the hand of these men that seek thy life.

Jer. xlil, 5. Then they said to Jeremiah The LORD be a true and faithful witness between us, if we

do not

even according to all things for the which the LORD thy God shall send thee to us.

IN THE NEW TESTAMENT. Matth. xiv, 7. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her

whatsoever she would ask.

Matth. xxvi. 71-74. And when he

when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be fished, as he hath declared to his ser vants, the prophets.


2 Sam. xxiv, 17. And David spake unto the LORD, when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.

2 Chron. xxi, 17. And David said unto God, Is it not L that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? Let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my God, be one, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.

Job xxxi, 5--8. If I have walked with vanity, or if my foot bath hasted to deceit; Let me be weighed in an even balance, that God may know mine integrity. If my step hath turned out of the way, and mine heart walked after mine eyes, and if any blot hath cleaved to mine hands; Then let me sow, and let another eat; yea, let my offspring be rooted out.

was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man. And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Feter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth thee. Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I have done this; if there be iulPs. vii, 3-5. O LORD my God, if know not the man. And immed-quity in my hands; If I have re iately the cock crew.

her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of Mark vi, 23. And he sware unto half of my kingdom. me, I will give it thee, unto the

Mark xiv, 71. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

true, our word toward you was 2 Cor. i, 18 23. But as God is not yea and nay. Moreover I call that to spare you 1 came not as God for a record upon my soul, yet unto Corinth.

Gal. i, 20. Now the things before God, I lie not. which I write unto you, behold,

1 Tim. v, 21. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things, without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

Rev. x. 5-7. And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon Job xxvii, 2-4. As God liveth, the earth lifted up his hand to who hath taken away my judg-heaven, and sware by him that ment; and the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul: All the liveth for ever and ever, who while my breath is in me, and the created heaven, and the things Spirit of God is in my nostrils. that therein are, and the earth, My lips shall not speak wicked- and the sea, and the things which and the things that therein are, are therein, that there should be time no longer: But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel,

ness, nor my tongue utter deceit.

Ps. cil, 8. Mine enemies reproach me all the day; and they


warded evil unto him that was at

livered him that without cause is peace with me; (yea, I have demine enemy;) Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; yea, let him tread down my life upon the earth, and lay mine honour in the dust. Selah.


Num. xxvi, 9. And the sons of Eliab, Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram which were famous in the Moses and against Aaron in the congregation, who strove against company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD.

Josh. iii, 7. And the LORD said

unto Joshua, This day will I be gin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I

will be with thee.

with Joshua; and his fame was Josh. vi, 27. So the LORD was noised throughout all the country.

1 Chron. xi, 24. These things

did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, and had a name among the three


1 Chron. xiv, 17. And the fame of David went out into all lands, aud the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.

2 Chron. xxvi, 8. And the Ammonites gave gifts to Uzziah: and his name spread abroad even to the entering in of Egypt; for he strengthened himself exceed ingly.

Job xxix, 8, 21--24. The young men saw me, and hid themselves; and the aged arose, and stood up. Unto me men gave ear, and waited, and kept silence at my counsel. After my words they spake not again; and my speech dropped upon them. And they waited for me as for the rain; and they opened their mouth wide as for the latter

rain. If I laughed on them, they believed it not; and the light of my countenance they cast not down.

Job xxxi, 34. Did I fear a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and went not out of the door?

Ps. xxxvil, 6. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noon-day.

and the day of death than the day | neither deal falsely, neither lle one of one's birth.

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Ps. xlix, 11, 18. Their inward long will ye turn my glory into Ps. iv, 2. O ye sons of men, how thought is, that their houses shall shame? how long will ye love continue for ever, and their dwell-vanity, and seek after leasing? ing-places to all generations: they call their lands after their own names. Though while he lived he blessed his soul; and men will praise thee, when tnou doest well to thyself.

Ps. cxii, 6, 7. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

Prov. iii, 3, 4, 35. Let not merey

and truth forsake thee: bind them

about thy neck; write them upon

the table of thine heart. So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Prov. x, 7. The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

Prov. xi, 27. He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Prov. xlii,15. Good understandIng giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Prov. xxil, 1. A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

Prov. xxvii, 21. As the finingpot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

Eccles. vil, 1. A good name is better than precious ointment;

Ps. xxxi, 20. Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man; thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.

P8. cxix, 141. I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.

Prov. xviii, 3. When the wicked cometh, then cometh contempt, and with ignominy reproach.

Isa. xxxii, 5. The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said to be bountiful. Jer. xlix, 15, 17. For, lo, I will make thee small among the heather, and despised among men. Also Edom shall be a desolation: every one that goeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

2 Cor. viii, 20. Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance which is administered by us.

1 Thess. v, 22. Abstain from all appearance of evil.

1 Peter iii, 16. Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evil doers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.



to another.

Ps. cxix, 163. I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

Ps. cxliv, 11. Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood.

Prov. x. 18. He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

Prov. xi, 9. An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

Prov. xiii, 5. A righteous man loathesome, and cometh to shame. hateth lying: but a wicked man is

Prov. xvii, 4. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.

Prov. xxvi, 23-25. Burning lips, and a wicked heart, are like a potsherd covered with silver dross. He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit withbelieve him not; for there are seven in him; When he spe k-th fair, abominations in his heart. Whose hatred is covered by deceit, his wickedness shall be shewed before the whole congregation.

Prov. xxi, 28. A false witness shall perish; but the man that heareth speaketh constantly.

Prov. xxvi, 13. The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way, a lion is in the streets.

Isa. Ixili, 8. For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Sa


Jer. ix, 4, 5. Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders. And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.

Jer. xii, 6. For even thy brethren, and the house of thy father, even they have dealt treacherously with thee; yea, they have called a multitude after thee: believe them not, though they speak fair words unto thee.

Zeph. iii, 13. The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies; neither shall a deceit ful tongue be found in their mouth; for they shall feed and lie down, and none shall make them afraid.

Rom. ii!, 7, 8. For if the truth of God hath more abounded through my lie unto his glory, why yet am I also judged as a sinner? And not Lev. xix, 11. Ye shall not steal, rather, (as we be slanderously re

ported, and as some affirm that we Bay,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. Eph. iv. 25. Wherefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with Lis neighbour.....


Gen. xil, 13. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my

Boul shall live because of thee.

Gen. xx, 2, 13. And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister: and Abimelech king of Gerar sent and took Sarah. And it came to pass, when God caused me to wander from my father's house, that I said unto her, This is thy kindness which thou shalt shew unto me; at every place whither

we shall come, say of me, He is

my brother.

Gen. xlil, 7, 8. And Joseph saw his brethren, and he knew them, but made himself strange unto them, and spake roughly unto them; and he said unto them Whence come ye? And they said, From the land of Canaan to buy food. And Joseph knew his brethren, but they knew not him. Judges iv, 20. Again he said unto her, Stand in the door of the tent; and it shall be, when any man' doth come and enquire of thee, and say, Is there any man here? that thou shalt say, No.

said unto Ahijah, Behold, the wife, be avenged on such a nation as
of Jeroboam cometh to ask a
thing of thee for her son; for he is
sick: thus and thus shalt thou say
unto her: for it shall be, when she
cometh in, that she shall feign

herself to be another woman. And
it was so, when Ahijah heard the
sound of her feet, as she came in
at the door, that he said, Come in,
feignest thou thyself to be another?

thou wife of Jeroboam; why

for I am sent to thee with heavy

tidings. Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus
saith the LORD God of Israel, For-
asmuch as I exalted thee from
among the people, and made thee
prince over my people Israel.

Zedekiah unto Jeremiah, Let no
Jer. xxxviii, 24-27. Then said
mau know of these words, and
thou shalt not die. But if the
princes hear that I have talked
with thee, and they come unto
thee, and say unto thee, Declare
unto us now what thou hast said
unto the king, hide it not from us,
and we will not put thee to death;
also what the king said unto thee:
Then thou shalt say unto them, I
presented my supplication before
the king, that he would not cause
me to return to Jonathan's house,
to die there. Then came all the
princes unto Jeremiah, and asked
him: and he told them according
to all these words that the king
had commanded. So they left off
speaking with him: for the matter
was not perceived.

be blamed. And the other Jews

Jer. 1, 36. A sword is upon the llars; and they shall dote: a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed.

Acts v, 9. Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of them

which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.


Gen. xviii, 15. Then Sarah denied, saying, I laughed not: for

she was afraid. And he said, Nay: but thou didst laugh.

Gen. xxvi, 7. And the men of the place asked him of his wife; and he said, She is my sister: for he feared to say. She is my wife; lest, said he, the men of the place should kill me for Rebekali; because she was fair to look upon.

Gen. xxvii, 18-20, 24. And he came unto his father, and said, My father. And he said, Here am 1; who art thou, my son? And Jacob said unto his father, I am Esau thy first-born; I have done according as thou bades: me: arise, I pray thee, sit and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. And Isaac said unto his son, How is it that thou hast found it so quickly, my sou? And he said, Because the LORD thy God brought it to me. And he said, Art thou my very son Esau? And he said, I am.

vidto Nob to Ahimelech the priest: 1 Sam. xxi, 1, 2. Then came Daand Abimelech was afraid at the

dissembled likewise with him; in-
somuch that Barnabas also was
carried away with their dissimula-meeting of David, and said unto



Gen. xxvii, 12. My father peradventure will feel me, and I shall seem to him as a deceiver; and I shall bring a curse upon me, and not a blessing.

1 Sam. xx, 6, 7, 27-30. If thy Gal. ii, 11, 13. But when Peter father at all miss me, then say, was come to Antioch, I withstood David earnestly asked leave of me, that he might run to Beth-him to the face, because he was to lebem his city; for there is a yearly sacrifice there for all the family. If he say thus, It is well, thy servant shall have peace: but if he be very wroth, then be sure that evil is determined by him. And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that David's place was empty; and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday nor to-day? And Jonathan answered Saul, David earnestly asked leave of me to go to Beth-lehem: And he said, Let me go, I pray thee; for our family hati a sacrifice in the city; and my brother, he hath commanded me to be there: and now, if I have found favour in thine eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, and see my brethren. Therefore he cometh not unto the king's table. Then Saul's anger was kindled against Jonathan, and he said unto him, Thou son of the perverse rebellious woman, do not I know that thou hast chosen the son of Jesse to thine own confusion, and unto the confusion of thy mother's nakedness?

1 Kings xiv, 5-7. And the LORD

Ps. lxiii, 11. But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Ps. cxx, 3. 4. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper.

him, Why art thou alone, and no
man with thee? And David said
unto Abimelech the priest, The
king hath commanded me a busi-
ness, and hath said unto me, Let
no man know any thing of the
business whereabout I send thee,
and what I have commanded
thee: and I have appointed my

to such and such a

1 Sam. xxvii, 10--12. And Achish said, Whither have ye made a road to-day? And David said, Against the south of Judah, and against the south of the Jerahmeelites, and against the south of the Kenites. And David saved Prov. xx, 17. Bread of deceit is neither man nor woman alive, to sweet to man; but afterwards his bring tidings to Gath, saying, mouth shall be filled with, So did David, and so will be Lest they should tell on us, say

Jer. ix, 8 9. Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: one speaketh peaceably to his neighbour with his mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait. Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the LORD: shall not my soul

s manner all the while he dwell eth in the country of the Philstines. And Achish believed David, saying, He hath made his people Israel utterly to abhor him; there fore he shall be my servant for ever.

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