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for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may drink wine.

Deut. xxviii, 39. Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes: for the worns shall eat them.

Neh. ii, 1. And it came to pass in the month Nisan in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes the king, that wine was before him: and I took up the wine, and gave it unto the king. Now I had not been beforetime sad in his presence.

they should do under the heaven all the days of their life.

Cant. viii, 2. I would lead thee, and bring thee into my mother's house, who would instruct me; I would cause thee to drink of spiced wine of the juice of my pomegranate.

Isa. v, 22. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.

Isa. xxiv, 9. They shall not drink wine with a song; strong drink shall be bitter to them that drink it.

Ezek. xliv, 21. Neither shall any priest drink wine when they enter into the inner court.

Esther 1, 8. And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his Joel iii, 3. And they have cast house, that they should do accord-lots for my people; and have given ing to every man's pleasure. a boy for an harlot, and sold a girl for wine, that they might drink.

Jer. xxxv, 2, 6. Go unto the house of the Rechabites, and speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink. But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever.

Mark xv, 23. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

Luke v, 37-39. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. No man also, having drunk old wine, straightway desireth new; for he saith, The old is better.

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Isa. Ivi, 12. Come ye, say they I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to-morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.

Prov. xx, 1. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

Prov. xxxi, 6. Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, and wine unto those that be of heavy hearts.

Isa. v, 11. Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink; that continue until night, till wine inflame them!

Isa. xxviii, 7. But they also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way: the priest and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they

are swallowed up of wine, they are out of the way through strong drink; they err in vision, they stumble in judgment.

BUT BOTH SOMETIMES

ABSTAINED FROM.

Lev. x, 9. Do not drink wine nor strong drink, thou, nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations.

Num. vi, 3. He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.

beware, I pray thee, and drink not Judges xiii, 4. Now therefore wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing.

in the sight of the Lord, and shall Luke i, 15. For he shall be great drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

Isa. xxix, 9. Stay yourselves, and wonder, cry ye out, and cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they stagger, but not with strong drink.

WEAK WINE CALLED VINE

GAR, SOMETIMES USED. Ps. Ixix, 21. They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

him vinegar to drink mingled with Matt. xxvii, 34, 48. They gave gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And took a spunge, and filled it with straightway one of them ran, and vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

ON THESE ACCOUNTS, CORN AND WINE ARE OFTEN ASSOCIATED, AS THE MEANS

OF SUSTENANCE. Gen. xxvii, 28, 37. Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine. And Isaac answered and said unto Esau, Behold, I have made him thy lord, and all his brethren have I given to him for servants; and with corn and wine have I sustained him: and what shall I do now unto thee, my son?

Deut. xvi, 13. Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine.

Deut. xxxiii, 28. Israel then shall

dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.

P3. iv, 7. Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their wine increased.

Hosea vii, 14. And they have not cried unto me with their heart, when they howled upon their beds: they assemble themselves for corn and wine, and they rebel against me.

Zech. ix, 17. For how great is his goodness, and how great is his beauty! Corn shall make the

young men cheerful, and new wine

the maids.

AND CORN, WINE, AND OIL, OR OLIVE FRUIT, ARE ALSO OFTEN PUT TOGETHER, REPRESENTING THE PRODUCE OF THE FIELD, VINEYARD, AND ORCHARD.

Deut. vii, 13. And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee; he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

Deut. xii, 17. Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the title of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds, or of thy flock. nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, or heave offering of thine hand.

Deut. xviii, 4. The first-fruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep shalt thou give him.

Deut. xxviii, 51. And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks

of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.

2 Kings xviii, 32. Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of oil-olive and of honey, that ye may live, and not die: and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The LORD will deliver us. 2 Chron. xxxii, 28. Storehouses also for the increase of corn, and wine, and oil; and stalls for all manner of beasts, and cotes for flocks.

Neh. v, 11, Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their olive-yards,

and their houses, also the hun-I dredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them.

Neh. x, 39. For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn. of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.

Hosea il, 8, 22. For she did not know that I gave her corn, and wine, and oil, and multiplied her silver and gold, which they pre

pared for Baal. And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.

Haggai i, 11. And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon all the labour of the hands.

SOBRIETY.

Eph. v, 18. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit.

Titus ii, 3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.

EVILS OF DRUNKENNESS.

Deut xxix,19-21. And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst: The LORD will not spare him; but then the anger of the LORD, and his jealousy, shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out

his name from under heaven. And

the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law.

Prov. xxiii, 29, 30, 33-35. Who hath contentions? who hath babhath woe? who hath sorrow? who bling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things: Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They

have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.

Isa. xxviii, 1, 3. Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower, which are on the head of the fat valleys of them that are overcome with wine! The crown of pride, the drunkards of Ephraim, shall be trodden under feet.

Joel i, 5. Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your

mouth.

Nahum 1, 10. For while they be folden together as thorns, and while they are drunken as drunkards, they shall be devoured as stubble fully dry.

1 Cor. vi, 10. Know ye not that no thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

UNJUST IMPUTATIONS.

1 Sam.i,12-16. And it came to pass, as she continued praying be fore the LORD, that Eli marked her mouth. Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli thought she had been drunken. And Eli said unto her, How long wilt thou be drun ken? put away thy wine from thee. And Hannah answered and said, No my lord; I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD. Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial; for out of the abundance of my complaint and grief have I spoken hitherto.

Acts ii, 13-15. Others mocking, said, These men are full of new

wine.

with the eleven, lifted up his voice, But Peter, standing up and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words: For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.

THE RECHABITES. house of the Rechabites, and Jer. xxxv, 2-8. Go unto the speak unto them, and bring them into the house of the LORD, into one of the chambers, and give them wine to drink. Then I took Jaazamah the son of Jeremiah, the son of Habaziniah, and his brethren, and all his sons, and the whole house of the Rechabites;

And I brought them into the house of the LORD, into the chamber of the sons of Hanan, the son of Igdaliah, a man of God, which was by the chamber of the princes, which was above the chamber of Maaseiah the son of Shallum, the keeper of the door: And I set before the sons of the house of the

Rechabites pots full of wine, and cups, and I said unto them, Drink ye wine. But they said, We will drink no wine: for Jonadab the son of Rechab our father commanded us, saying, Ye shall drink no wine, neither ye, nor your sons for ever: Neither shall ye build house, nor sow seed, nor plant vineyard, nor have any: but all your days ye shall dwell in tents; that ye may live many days in the land where ye be strangers. Thus have we obeyed the voice of Jonadab the son of Rechab, our father, in all that he hath charged us, to drink no wine all our days, we, our wives, our sons, nor our daughters.

D DRUNKARDS. S. Gen. ix, 20, 21. And Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine, and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his

tent.

1 Sam. xxv, 36, 37. And Abigail came to Nabal; and, behold, he held a feast in his house, like the feast of a king, and Nabal's heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken; wherefore she told him nothing, less or more, until the morning light. But it came to pass in the morning, when the wine was gone out of Nabal, and his wife had told him these things, that his heart died within him, and he be

came as a stone.

2 Sam. xi,13. And when David had called him [Uriah] he did eat and drink before him; and he made him drunk: and at even he went out to lie on his bed with the servants of his lord, but went not down to his house.

1 Kings xx, 12, 16. And it came to pass, when Ben-hadad heard this message, (as he was drinking, he and the kings in the pavilions,) that he said unto his servants, Set yourselves in array: and they set themselves in array against the city. And they went out at noon: but Ben-hadad was drinking himself drunk in the pavilions, he and the kings, the thirty and two kings that helped him.

saith thy Lord the LORD, and thy God that pleadeth the cause of his people, Behold, I have taken out of thine hand the cup of trembling, even the dregs of the cup of my fury; thou shalt no more drink it again.

Isa. Ixiii, 6. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.

Jer. xxv, 26, 27. And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them. Therefore thou shalt say of hosts, the God of Israel, Drink unto them, Thus saith the LORD ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you.

Jer. xlviil, 26. Make ye him drunken; for he magnifled himself against the LORD: Moab also shall wallow in his vomit, and he also shall be in derision,

Jer. li, 7, 57. Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD's hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad. And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men: and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is The LORD of hosts.

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DINNER.

Gen. xliii, 16. And when Joseph to the ruler of his bouse, Bring saw Benjamin with them, he said these men home, and slay, and make ready: for these men shall dine with me at noon.

Matth. xxii, 4. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all marriage. things are ready: come unto the

Luke xi, 37. And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.

SUPPER.

ient day was come, that Herod on Mark vi, 21. And when a convenhis birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee.

Luke xiv, 16, 17. Then said he unto him, Á certain man made a great supper, and bade many: And sent his servant at suppertime to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.

John xii, 2. There they made him a supper; and Martha served; but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with him.

the door, and knock: if any man Rev. iii, 20. Behold, I stand at hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Ezek. xxiii, 31-33. Thou hast Rev. xix, 9, 17. And he saith unto walked in the way of thy sister; me, Write, Blessed are they which therefore will I give her cup into are called unto the marriagethine hand. Thus saith the Lord supper of the Lamb. And he saith GOD; Thou shalt drink of thy sis- unto me, These are the true sayter's cup deep and large: thouings of God. And I saw an angel shalt be laughed to scorn and had standing in the sun: and he cried in derision; it containeth much. with a loud voice, saying to all the Thou shalt be filled with drunken- fowls that fly in the midst of heaness and sorrow, with the cup of ven, Come and gather yourselves astonishment and desolation, with together unto the supper of the the cup of thy sister Samaria. great God.

Obadiah 16. For as ye have drunk upon my holy mountain, so shall all the heathen drink continually; yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

Nahum iii, 11. Thou also shalt be drunken: thou shalt be hid, thou also shalt seek strength because of the enemy.

ALLUSIONS TO PRECEDING FOOD TAKEN AT STATED

SECTIONS.

Isa. 11, 21, 22. Therefore hear now this, thou afflicted, and drunken, but not with wine: Thus

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Judges 1, 7. And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table. . . ...

Ruth ii, 14. And Boaz said unto Ruth, At meal-time come thou hither, . . . . and dip thy morsel in the vinegar. . . .

1 Sam. xx, 5. And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to-morrow is the new-moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at

meat....

2 Kings xxi, 13. . . . . And I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wipeth a dish, wiping it, and turning it upside down.

Esther iii, 15...... And the

king and Haman sat down to drink; but the city Shushan was perplexed.

Cant. 1, 12. While the King sitteth at his table, my spikenard

sendeth forth the smell thereof.

Amos vi, 7. Therefore now shall they go captive with the first that go captive, and the banquet of them that stretched themselves shall be removed.

Matth. ix, 10. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples.

Matth. xiv, 9. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.

Matth. xv, 2. Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

Matth. xxiii, 25. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion

and excess.

Matth. xxvi, 23. And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

Mark vii, 3, 4. For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, except they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding the tradition of the elders. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, brasen vessels,

and of tables.

Luke xvi, 22.. The beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom.

John ii, 6. And there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.

John xiii, 23, 26. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Jesus answered, He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dip. ped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.

GREAT FEASTS. Gen. xxvi, 30. And he made

them a feast, and they did eat | spend money for that which is not and drink. bread? and your labour for that which satisfleth not? hearken

1 Sam. ix, 22-24. And Samuel took Saul and his servant, and brought them into the parlour,

were

and made them sit in the chiefest place among them that bidden, which were about thirty persons. And Samuel said unto the cook, Bring the portion which I gave thee, of which I said unto thee, Set it by thee. And the cook took up the shoulder, and that which was upon it, and set it before Saul. And Samuel said, Behold that which is left! set it before thee, and eat: for unto this time hath it been kept for thee since I said, I have invited the people. So Saul did eat with Samuel that day.

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diligently unto me, and eat ye soul delight itself in fatness. that which is good, and let your

John vi, 27. Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

Jude 12. These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear.

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pray thee, let my sister Tamar come and give me meat, and dress the meat in my sight, that I may see it, and eat it at her hand. And she took a pan, and poured them out before him: but he refused to eat. And Amnon said, Have out all men from me. And they went out every man from him. And Amnon said unto Tamar, Bring the meat into the chamber, that I may eat of thine

1 Kings viii, 65, 66. And at that time Solomon held a feast, and all Israel with him, a great congregation, from the entering in of Hamath unto the river of Egypt, before the LORD our God, seven days and seven days, even four-hand. teen days. On the eighth day he sent the people away: and they blessed the king, and went unto their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David his servant, and for Israel his people.

Job 1, 13. And there was a day when his sons and his daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house.

Esther i, 3, 4, 9. In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes, and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of

the provinces, being before him: When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom, and the honour of his excellent majesty; many days, even an hundred and fourscore days. Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.

Dan. v, 1. Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.

Isa. xxv, 6. And in this mountain shall the LORD of hosts make unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast of wines on the lees; of fat things full of marrow,

of wines on the lees well refined.

Isa. Iv, 2. Wherefore do ye

And Tamar took the

cakes which she had made, and brought them into the chamber to Amnon her brother. And the king said to Absalom, Nay, my son, let us not all now go, lest we be chargeable unto thee. And he pressed him: howbeit he would not go, but blessed him. said Absalom, If not, I pray thee, let my brother Amnon go with us. And the king said unto him, Why should he go with thee? But Absalom pressed him; that he let Amnon and all the king's sons go with him.

Then

Esther v, 4-8. And Esther ans

wered, If it seem good unto the king, let the king and Haman come this day unto the banquet Then the king said, Cause Haman that I have prepared for him. to make hacte, that he may do as Esther hath said. So the king that Esther had prepared. And and Haman came to the banquet

the king said unto Esther at the banquet of wine, What is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: and what is thy request? even to the half of the kingdom it shall be performed. Then answered Esther, and said, My petition and my request is; If I have found favour in the sight of the king, and if it please the king to grant my petition, and to perform my request, let the king and Haman come to the banquet that I shall prepare for them, and I

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DRESS.

ORIGIN AND NEED OF
DRESS.

Gen. iii, 7, 21. And the eyes of
them both were opened, and they
knew that they were naked; and
they sewed fig-leaves together,
and made themselves aprons.
Unto Adam also, and to his wife,
did the LORD God make coats of
skins, and clothed them.

Job i, 21. And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither; the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Eccles. v, 15. As he came forth of his mother's womb, naked shall he return to go as he came, and shall take nothing of his labour, which he may carry away in his

hand.

Nahum ii, 5. Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts; and I will discover thy skirts upon thy face, and I will shew the nations thy nakedness, and the kingdoms thy shame.

WHITE ROBES MUCH
DESIRED.

ALSO PURPLE ONES, THE SYMBOL OF ROYALTY. WITH SUCH A ROBE JESUS WAS MOCKED.

Matth. xxvii, 28. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.

John xix, 5. Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!

OF VARIOUS COLOURS.

Gen. xxxvii, 3. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children. because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours.

Judges v, 30. . . . . To Sisera a prey of divers colours, a prey of divers colours of needle-work, of

divers colours of needle-work on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?

2 Sam. xiii, 18. And she had a garment of divers colours upon her; for with such robes were the king's daughters that were virgins apparelled. Then his servant brought her out, and bolted the door after her.

ING.

Esther vill, 15. And Mordecai BLACK, TOKEN OF MOURNwent out from the presence of the king in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold, and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of Shushan rejoiced and was glad.

Eccles. ix, 8. Let thy garments be always white; and let thy head lack no ointment.

did shine as the sun, and his rai-
ment was white as the light.

Isa. 1, 3. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

Rev. vi, 12. And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.

MATERIALS, WOOL, FLAX, AND SILK. Lev. xiii, 47, 48. The garment also that the plague of leprosy is Rev. iii, 4, 5. Thou hast a few in, whether it be a woollen garnames even in Sardis which have ment or a linen garment; Whether not defiled their garments; and it be in the warp or woof, of linen, they shall walk with me in white: or of woollen; whether in a skin, He that or in any thing made of skin. for they are worthy. overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his naine out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Luke xiv, 7-10, 12-14. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man AND A SYMBOL OF GLORY. to a wedding, sit not down in the Matt. xvii, 2. And was transhighest room, lest a more honour-figured before them: and his face able man than thou be bidden of him; And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Rev. vii, 9, 13. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands: And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they?

Lev. xix, 19. . . . . Neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come upon thee.

horses brought out of Egypt, and 1 Kings x, 28. And Solomon had linen yaru: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price.

Prov. xxxi, 13, 22. She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

Ezek. xvi, 10, 13. I clothed thee also with broidered work, and shod thee with badgers' skin, and I girded thee about with fine linen, and I covered thee with

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