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Manasseh's, and the sea is his bor-
der; and they met together in
Asher on the north, and in
Issachar on the east.

MANASSEH, (SINGLY). Num. xxxii, 41, 42. And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havoth-jair. And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own

name.

Josh. xiii, 29-32. And Moses gave inheritance unto the halftribe of Manasseh: and this was

the possession of the half-tribe of the children of Manasseh, by their families. And their coast was from Mahanaim, all Bashan, all the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, and all the towns of Jair, which are in Bashan, threescore cities; And half Gilead, and Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were pertaining unto the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, even to the one half of the children of

Machir, by their families. These are the countries which Moses did distribute for inheritance in the plains of Moab, on the other side Jordan, by Jericho, eastward.

Josh. xvii, 1-9, 11. There was also a lot for the tribe of Manasseh (for he was the first-born of Joseph,) to wit, for Machir, the first-born of Manasseh, the father

of Gilead: because he was a man of war, therefore he had Gilead and Bashan. There was also a lot

for the rest of the children of Manasseh by their families; for the children of Abiezer, and for the children of Helek, and for the children of Asriel, and for the children of Shechem, and for the children of Hepher, and for the children of Shemida: these were the male-children of Manasseh the

of

nasseh's sons had the land of the south side of the nether Beth-
Gilead. And the coast of Ma- horon. And the border was
nasseh was from Asher to Mich- drawn thence, and compassed the
methah, that lieth before Shechem, corner of the sea southward, from
and the border went along on the the hill that lieth before Beth-
right hand unto the inhabitants of horon southward; and the goings
En-tappuah. Now Manasseh had out thereof were at Kirjath-baal,
the land of Tappuah: but Tappuah, (which is Kirjath:-jearim,) a city of
on the border of Manasseh, be- the children of Judah. This was
longed to the children of Ephraim; the west quarter. And the south
And the coast descended unto quarter was from the end of Kir-
the river Kanah, southward of jath-jearim, and the border went
the river: these cities of Ephraim out on the west, and went out to
are among the cities of Manasseh: the well of waters of Nephtoah;
the coast of Manasseh also was on And the border came down to the
the north side of the river, and end of the mountain that lieth be-
the outgoings of it were at the fore the valley of the son of Hin-
sachar, and in Asher, Beth-shean the giants on
And Manasseh had in Is-nom, and which is in the valley of
the north, and
and her towns, and Ibleam and descended to the valley of Hin-
her towns, and the inhabitants of nom, to the side of Jebusi on the
Dor and her towns, and the in-
habitants of En-dor and her
towns, and the inhabitants of
inhabitants of Megiddo and her
Taanach and her towns, and the
towns, even three countries.

sea.

EPHRAIM, (SINGLY).
Josh. xvi, 5-9. And the border
of the children of Ephraim, ac-
cording to their families, was
thus: even the border of their
inheritance on the east side
was Ataroth-adar, unto Beth-
horon the upper, And the bor-
Michmethah on the north side;
der went out toward the sea to
and the border went about east-
passed by it on the east to Jano-
ward unto Taanath - shiloh, and
Janohah to Ataroth, and to Naa-
hah, And it went down from
rath, and came to Jericho, and

went out at Jordan. The border
went out from Tappuah westward
goings out thereof were at the
unto the river Kanah; and the
sea. This is the inheritance of the
by their families. And the separate
tribe of the children of Ephraim
cities for the children of Ephraim
children of Manasseh, all the
were among the inheritance of the
cities with their villages.

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BENJAMIN.

south, and descended to En-rogel, And was drawn from the north; and went forth to En-shemesh, which is over against the going and went forth toward Geliloth, up of Adummim, and descended to the stone of Bohan the son of Reuben, And passed along tonorthward, and went down unto ward the side over against Arabah Arabah; And the border passed along to the side of Beth-hoglah northward; and the outgoings of of the salt sea, at the south end the border were at the north bay of Jordan. This was the south der of it on the east side. This coast. And Jordan was the bor

was the inheritance of the chil

thereof round about, according to
dren of Benjamin, by the coasts
the tribe of the children of Ben-
their families. Now the cities of
jamin, according to their families,

were Jericho, and Beth-hoglah,
And
and the valley of Keziz,
Beth-el, And Avim, and Parah,
Beth-arabah, and Zemaraim, and
and Ophrah, And Cephar-haam-
twelve cities with their villages,
monai, and Ophni, and Gaba:
Gibeon, and Ramah, and Beeroth,
Mozah, And Rekem, and Irpeel,
And Mizpeh, and Cephirah, and
and Taralah, And Zelah, Eleph,
and Jebusi, (which is Jerusalem,)
Gibeath, and Kirjath: fourteen
cities with their villages. This is
the inheritance of the children of
Benjamin, according to their
families.

INHERITANCE OF JOSHUA

son of Joseph by their families. But Zelopheliad, the son Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, had no sons, but daughters: and these are the names of his daugh- Josh. xviii, 11-28. And the lot ters, Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, of the tribe of the children of Milcah, and Tirzah. And they Benjamin came up according to came near before Eleazar the their families: and the coast of priest, and before Joshua the son their lot came forth between the of Nun, and before the princes, children of Judah and the chilsaying, The LORD commanded dren of Joseph. And their border Moses to give us an inheritance on the north side was from JorAND CALEB. among our brethren: therefore, don; and the border went up to Josh. xix, 49, 50. When they had according to the commandment of the side of Jericho on the north made an end of dividing the land the LORD, he gave them an in-side, and went up through the for inheritance by their coasts, the heritance among the brethren of mountains westward; and the go- children of Israel gave an inherittheir father. And there fell tenings out thereof were at the wil-ance to Joshua the son of Nun portions to Manasseh, beside the derness of Beth-aven. And the among them: According to the land of Gilead and Bashan which border went over from thence to-word of the LORD, they gave him were on the other side Jordan; ward Luz, to the side of Luz, the city which he asked, even Because the daughters of Ma- (which is Beth-el,) southward; and Timnath-serah in mount Ephraim: nasseh had an inheritance among the border descended to Ataroth- and he built the city, and dwelt his sons: and the rest of Ma-adar, near the hill that lieth on therein.

Josh. xv, 13. And unto Caleb the son of Jephunneh he gave a part among the children of Judah, according to the commandment of the LORD to Joshua, even the city of Arba, the father of Anak, which city is Hebron.

1 Chron. vi. 54-56. Now these are their dwelling-places throughout their castles, in their coasts, of the sons of Aaron, of the families of the Kohathites; for theirs was the lot. And they gave them Hebron in the land of Judah, and the suburbs thereof round about it. But the fields of the city, and the villages thereof, they gave to Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

METROPOLIS OF
CANAAN,

JERUSALEM, ANCIENTLY

CALLED JEBUS.

2 Sam. v, 6-8. And the king and his men went to Jerusalem unto

the Jebusites, the inhabitants of the land; which spake unto David,

saying. Except thou take away the blind and the lame, thou shalt not come in hither: thinking, David cannot come in hither. Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David. said on that day, Whosoever get And David| teth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and

the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

1 Chron. xi, 4, 5. And David and all Israel went to Jerusalem,

which is Jebus, where the Jebus

ites were, the inhabitants of the land. And the inhabitants of Jebus said to David, Thou shalt not come hither. Nevertheless

David took the castle of Zion, which is the city of David.

THE DIVINE CHOICE AND SCENE OF NATIONAL GATHERINGS.

2 Chron. vi, 5, 6. Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt, I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel: But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.

2 Chron. xv, 10. So they gathered themselves together at Jerusalem in the third month, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Asa.

P8. xlviii, 2, 11-13. Beautiful for

situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King. Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; that ye may tell it to the generation following.

come into this city, nor shoot an arrow there, nor come before it with shields, nor cast a against it. bank

came, by the same shall he return, By the way that he and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. For I will defend this city to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

Isa. xxxviii, 6. And I will deliver thee and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria: and I will defend this city.

Ps. cxxil, 2-5. Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Zech. xii, 2, 3, 9. Behold, I will Whither the tribes go up, the make Jerusalem a cup of tremb tribes of the LORD, unto the testi-ling unto all the people round mony of Israel, to give thanks about, when they shall be in the unto the name of the LORD. For siege both against Judah and there are set thrones of judgment, against Jerusalem. And in that the thrones of the house of David day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people; Isa. lxv, 18, 19. But be ye glad all that burden themselves with and rejoice for ever in that which it shall be cut in pieces, though I create: for, behold, I create all the people of the earth be Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her gathered together against it. And people a joy. And I will rejoice it shall come to pass in that day, in Jerusalem, and joy in my peo- that I will seek to destroy all the ple: and the voice of weeping nations that come against Jeru

shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying.

Zech. viii, 3. Thus saith the LORD, I am returned unto Zion. and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall mountain of the LORD of hosts, be called, A city of truth; and the The holy mountain.

ing at Jerusalem Jews, devout Acts ii, 5. And there were dwellmen, out of every nation under heaven.

ITS DIVINE PROTECTION.

2 Kings xix, 32-34. Therefore the king of Assyria, He shall not thus saith the LORD concerning come into this city, nor shoot an with shield, nor cast arrow there, nor come before it a bank came, by the same shall he reagainst it. By the way that he turn, and shall not come into this city, saith the LORD. For I will defend this city, to save it, for mine own sake, and for my servant David's sake.

Ps. xlviii, 3-5. God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they marvelled; they were troubled, and hasted away.

the city of our solemnities: thine Isa. xxxiii, 20. Look upon Zion, eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down; not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed, neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken.

Isa. xxxvii, 33-35. Therefore thus saith the LORD concerning the king of Assyria, He shall not

salem.

PATRIOTIC LOVE FOR IT. pleasure unto Zion: build thou Ps. li, 18. Do good in thy good the walls of Jerusalem.

of Jerusalem: they shall prosper

Fs. cxxii, 6-8. Pray for the peace

that love thee. Peace be within

thy palaces. For my brethren thy walls, and prosperity within and companions' sakes, I will now say, Peace be within thee.

Ps. cxxviii, 5. The LORD shall shalt see the good of Jerusalem bless thee out of Zion: and thou all the days of thy life.

Ps. cxxxvii, 5-7. If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not cleave to the roof of my mouth; if remember thee, let my tongue I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy. Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

1sa. Ixii, 1. For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest, until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness, and the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.

the sword, go away, stand not Jer. 11, 50. Ye that have escaped still: remember the LORD afar off, and let Jerusalem come into your mind.

Zech. xil, 5. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, The inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be my strength in the LORD of hosts their God.

THE CAPITAL OFTEN

THREATENED.

Isa. xxix, 1-3. Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year, let them kill sacrifices. Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel. And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay seige against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

Jer. i, 14, 15. Then the LORD said unto me, Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land. For. lo, I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith the LORD; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.

Jer. ix, 11. And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.

Jer. xix, 8. And I will make this

city desolate, and an hissing: every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.

Jer. xx, 5. Moreover, I will deliver all the strength of this city, and all the labours thereof, and all the precious things thereof, and all the treasures of the kings of Judah will I give into the hand of their enemies, which shall spoil them, and take them, and carry them to Babylon.

Jer. xxi, 10. For I have set my face against this city for evil, and not for good, saith the LORD; it shall be given into the hand of the king of Babylon, and he shall

burn it with fire.

Jer. xxxii, 28, 31. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will give this city into the hand of the Chaldeans, and into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and he shall take it. For this city hath been to me as a provocation of mine anger and of my fury, from the day that they built it even unto this day, that I should remove it from before my face. ITS VARIOUS SIEGES. BY SHISHAK.

1 Kings xiv, 25. And it came to pass in the fifth year of king Rehoboam, that Shishak king of Egypt came up against Jerusalem.

BY REZIN.

2 Kings xvi. 5. Then Rezin king of Syria, and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel, came up to

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2 Kings xiv, 13, 14. And Jehoash king of Israel took Amaziah king of Judah, the son of Jehoash, the son of Ahaziah, at Beth-shemesh, down the wall of Jerusalem, from and came to Jerusalem, and brake the gate of Ephraim unto the And he took all the gold and corner-gate, four hundred cubits. silver, and all the vessels that

were found in the house of the LORD, and in the treasures of the king's house, and hostages, and returned to Samaria.

BY NEBUCHADNEZZAR. 2 Kings xxiv, 10-12. At that time the servants of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came up against Jerusalem, and the city was besiged. And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did beseige it. And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers; and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

2 Kings xxv, 1-3. And it came to pass in the ninth year of his reign, in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon

camo, he, and all his host, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it and they built forts against i round about. And the city was besieged unto the eleventh year And on the of king Zedekiah. ninth day of the fourth month the famine prevailed in the city, and there was no bread for the people of the land.

Jer. xxxix, 1-3. In the ninth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, in the tenth month, came Nebuchadrez

zar king of Babylon and all his army against Jerusalem, and they besieged it. And in the eleventh month, the ninth day of the month, year of Zedekiah, in the fourth the city was broken up. And all the princes of the king of Babylon came in, and sat in the middle gar-nebo, Sarsemim, Rab-saris, gate, even Nergal-sharezer, SamNergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

Jer. lii, 4-7. And it came to pass. in the ninth year of his reign. in the tenth month, in the tenth day of the month, that Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon came, he and all his army, against Jerusalem, and pitched against it, and built forts against it round about. So the city was besieged unto the eleventh year of king Zedekiah. And in the fourth month, in the ninth day of the month, the famine was sore in the city, so that there was no bread for the people of the land. Then the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled, and went forth out of the city by night, by the way of the gate between the two walls, which was by the king's by the city round about;) and they garden; (now the Chaldeans were went by the way of the plain.

Dan. i, 1. In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah

came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.

ITS DESTRUCTION BY THE CHALDEES.

2 Kings xxv, 8-10. And in the fifth month, on the seventh day of the month, which is the nineteenth year of king Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, a servant of the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem: And he burnt the house of the LORD, and the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem,and every great man's house burnt he with fire. And all the army of the Chaldees, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down the walls of Jerusalem round about.

Neh. 1, 2, 3. That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had

escaped, which were left of the unto the LORD; it shall not be pluckcaptivity, and concerning Jeru-ed up, nor thrown down, any more salem. And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the

captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach; the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burnt with fire.

Neh.ii,17. Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.

Jer. xxxix, 8. And the Chaldeans burnt the king's house, and the houses of the people, with fire, and brake down the walls of Jeru

salem.

Jer. lii, 14. And all the army of

the Chaldeans, that were with the captain of the guard, brake down all the walls of Jerusalem round about.

for ever.

Zech. i, 14-17. So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy. And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for 1 was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction. Therefore thus saith the LORD, I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the LORD of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem. Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the LORD shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose

Jerusalem.

Zech. ii, 12. And the LORD shall inherit Judah his portion in the holy land, and shall choose Jerusalem again.

Ezek, xxxiii, 21. And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our Zech. xiv, 17. And it shall be. captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that that whoso will not come up of all one that had escaped out of Jeru- the families of the earth unto Jesalem came unto me, saying, Therusalem to worship the King, the city is smitten. LORD of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain.

ITS RESTORATION
PROMISED.

Ps. lxix, 35, 36. For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah; that they may dwell there, and have it in pesession. The seed also of his servants shall inherit it; and they that love his name shall dwell therein.

Ps. cii. 13-16. Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, and favour the dust thereof. So the heathen shall fear the name of the LORD, and all the kings of the earth thy glory. When the Lord shall build up Zion, he shall appear in his glory.

Jer. xxx, 18. Thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring again the captivity of Jacob's tents, and have mercy on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be builded upon her own heap, and the palace shall remain after the manner thereof.

Jer. xxxi, 38-40. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that the city shall be built to the LORD, from the tower of Hananeel unto the gate of the corner. And the measuring-line shall yet go forth over against it upon the hill Gareb, and shall compass about to Goath. And the whole valley of the dead bodies, and of the ashes, and all the fields, unto the brook of Kidron, unto the corner of the horsegate toward the east, shall be holy

ITS RESTORATION
ACCOMPLISHED.

Neh. ii, 18-20. Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work. But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobial the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and sai !, What is this thing that ye do? will ye rebel against the king? Then answered Ithem, and said unto them. The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but ye have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.

Neh. vii, 1-4. Now it came to pass, when the wall was built, and I had set up the doors, and the porters and the singers and the Levites were appointed, That I gave my brother Han ani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jernsalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many. And I said unto them, Let not the gates of Jerusalem be opened until the sun hot; and while they stand by, let them shut the doors, and bar them: and appoint watches of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, every one in his watch, and

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FINAL DESTRUCTION BY
THE ROMANS FORETOLD.

Luke xix, 41-44. And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side.

And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

Luke xxi, 20. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

JERUSALEM MYSTIC. Exek. xlviii, 30-35. And these are the goings out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures. And the gates of the city shall be after the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. And at the east side four thousand and five hundred: and three gates; and one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dan. And at the south side four thousand and five hundred measures: and three gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun. At the west side four thousand and five hundred, with their three gates; one gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali. It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there.

Rev. xxi, 10, 11. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God. Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

BETWEEN GOD AND MAN, OR MAN AND MAN, RATIFIED BY OATH AND SACRIFICE, AND SOMETIMES WRITTEN AND SEALED.

Gen. xv, 9-11, 17, 18. And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she-goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtle-dove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another, but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcases, Abram drove them away. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between those pieces. In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates.

Gen. xxi, 23-32. 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: but according to the kindness that I have done unto

thee, thou shalt do unto me, and to the land wherein thou hast sojourned. And Abraham said, I will swear. And Abraham reproved Abimelech because of a well of water, which Abimelech's servants had violently taken away. And Abimelech said, I wot not who hath done this thing, neither didst thou tell me, neither yet heard I of it, but to-day. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech: and both of them made a cove

nant.

And Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves. And Abimelech said unto Abraham, What mean these seven ewe lambs which thou hast set by themselves? And he said, For these seven ewe lambs shalt thou take of my hand, that they may be a witness unto me, that I have digged this well. Wherefore he called that place Beer-sheba; because there they sware both of them. Thus they made a covenant at Beer-sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phichol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

Gen. xxvi, 28-31. And they said, We saw certainly that the

COVENANT.

LORD was with thee: and we said, Let there be now an oath betwixt us, even betwixt us and thee, and let us make a covenant with thee; That thou wilt do us no hurt, as we have not touched thee, and as we have done unto thee nothing but good, and have sent thee away in peace: thou art now the blessed of the LORD. And he made them a feast, and they did eat and drink. And they rose up betimes in the morning, and sware one to another: and Isaac sent them away, and they departed from him in peace.

Gen. xxxi, 43-55. And Laban answered and said unto Jacob, These daughters are my daugh ters, and these children are my children, and these cattle are my cattle, and all that thou seest is mine: and what can I do this day unto these my daughters, or unto their children which they have born? Now therefore come thou, let us make a covenant, I and thou; and let it be for a witness between me and thee. And Jacob took a stone, and set it up for a pillar. And Jacob said unto his brethren, Gather stones; and they took stones, and made an heap: and they did eat there upon the heap. And Laban called it Jegar - sahadutha: but Jacob called it Galeed. And Laban said, This heap is a witness between me and thee this day. Therefore was the name of it called Galeed; And Mizpah: for he said, The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another. If thou shalt afflict my daughters, or if thou shalt take other wives beside my daughters, no man is with us; see, God is witness betwixt me and thee. And Laban said to Jacob, Behold this heap, and behold this pillar, which I have cast betwixt me and thee; This heap be witness, and this pillar be witness, that I will not pass over this heap to thee, and that thou shalt not pass over this heap and this pillar unto me, for harm. 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. Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread; and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount. And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his

daughters, and blessed them: and Laban departed, and returned unto his place.

Neh. ix, 38. And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.

Neh. x, 1-27. Now those that sealed were Nehemiah the Tirshatha, the

son of Hachaliah,

and Zidkijah. Seraiah, Azariah Pashur, Amariah, Jeremiah, Malchijah, Hattush, Shebaniah Harum, Meremoth. Malluch, Obadiah, Daniel, Ginnethon. Baruch, Meshullam, Abijah. Mijamin, Maaziah, Bilgal, Shemaiah: these were the priests. And the Levites: both Jeshua the son of Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of Henedad, Kadmiel: And their brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, Micha, Rehob. Hashabiah, Zaccur, Sherebiah, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Bani, Beninu. The chief of the people: Parosh, Pahath - moab, Elam, Zatthu, Bani, Bunni, Azgad, Bebai, Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, Ater, Hizkijah, Azzur, Hodish, Hashum, Bezai, Hariph, Anathoth. Nebai, Magpiash, Meshullam, Hezir. Meshezabeel, Zadok, Jaddua, Pelatiah. Hanan, Anaiah, Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub, Hallohesh, Pileha, Shobek, Rehum, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, And Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, Harim, Baanah.

Ps. 1, 5. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have made a covenant with me by

sacrifice.

Jer. xxxiv, 18. . . . . The covenant which they had made before me,when theycut the calf in twain,

Ezek. xvi, 59. For thus saith the Lord God, I will even deal with thee as thou hast done, which hast despised the oath in breaking the covenant.

Hosea x, 4. They have spoken words, swearing falsely in making a covenant: thus judgment springeth up as hemlock in the furrows of the field.

Gal. iii, 15. Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.

COVENANT OF SALT. Lev. ii, 13. And every oblation of thy meat-offering shalt thou

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