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2 Chron. xii, 15. Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, are they not written in the book of Shemalah the prophet, and of Iddo the seer concerning genealogies? And there were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.

| Jeroboam. The rest of all the acts of Asa, and all his might, and all that he did, and the cities which he built, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? Nevertheless in the time of his old age he was diseased in his feet. Now 2 Chron. xiii, 22. And the rest the rest of the acts of Nadab, and of the acts of Abijah, and his all that he did, are they not writways, and his sayings, are written in the book of the Chronicles ten in the story of the prophet of the kings of Israel?

Iddo.

2 Chron. xx, 34. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, first and last, behold, they are writ

ten in the book of Jehu the son of Hanani, who is mentioned in the book of the Kings of Israel.

2 Chron. xxvi, 22. Now the rest of the acts of Uzziah. first and last, did Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, write.

2 Chron. xxxii, 32. Now the rest of the acts of Hezekiah, and his goodness, behold, they are written in the vision of Isaiah the prophet, the son of Amoz, and in the book of the Kings of Judab and Israel.

2 Chron. xxxiii. 18. 19. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and his prayer unto his God, and the words of the seers that spake to him in the name of the LORD God of Israel, behold, they are written in the book of the Kings of Israel: His prayer also, and how God was entreated of him, and all his sins, and his trespass, and the built high places wherein he places, and set up groves and graven images, before he was humbled, behold, they are written among the sayings of the

seers

2 Chron. xxxv, 25. And Jeremiah lamented for Josiah; and all the singing-men and the singing-women spake of Josiah in their lamentations to this day,

1 Kings xv, 5, 14, 20, 27. Now the rest of the acts of Baasha, and what he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? Now the rest of the acts of Elah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? Now the rest of the acts of Zimri, and his treason that he wrought, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? Now the rest of the acts of Omri which he did, and his might that he shewed, are they not written in the book

of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

1 Kings xxii, 45. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat, and his might that he shewed, and how he warred, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings i, 18. Now the rest of the acts of Ahaziah which he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of

Israel?

2 Kings viii, 23. And the rest of the acts of Joram, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings x, 34. Now the rest of the acts of Jehu, and all that he. did, and all his might, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? 2 Kings xii, 19. And the rest of Israel: and, behold they are writ-the acts of Joash, and all that he ten in the Lamentations.

and made them an ordinance in

REFERENCES TO OTHER HISTORICAL BOOKS. 1 Kings xiv, 19, 29. And the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, how he warred, and how he reigned, behold, they are written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel. Now the rest of the acts of Rehoboam, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

1 Kings xv, 7, 23, 31. Now the rest of the acts of Abijam, and all that he did are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? And there was war between Abijam and

did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings xiii, 8. 12. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoahaz, and all that he did, and his might, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? And the rest of the acts of Joash, and all that he did, and his might wherewith he fought against Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings xiv, 15. 18. 28. Now the rest of the acts of Jchoash which he did, and his might, and how he fought with Amaziah king of Judah, are they not written in

the book of the Chronicles of the And the rest of kings of Israel? the acts of Amaziah, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? Now the rest of the acts of Jeroboam, and all that he did, and his might, how he warred, and how he recovered Damascus, and Hamath, which belonged to

Judah, for

Israel, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel?

2 Kings xv, 6, 11, 15, 21, 26. 31, 36. And the rest of the acts of Azariah, and al! that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah? And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel. And the rest of the acts of Shallum, and his conspiracy which he made, behold, they are written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel. And the rest of the acts of Menahem, and all that he did, are they not written in the

book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel? And the rest of the acts of Pekahiah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel. And the rest of the acts of Pekah, and all that he did, behold, they are written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Israel. Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all that he did, are they not written in the

book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings xvi, 19. Now the rest of the acts of Aliaz which he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings xxi, 17, 25. Now the rest of the acts of Manasseh, and all that he did, and his sin that he sinned, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judab? Now the rest of the acts of Amon which he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?,

2 Kings xxiii, 28. Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

2 Kings xxiv, 5. Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and all that he did, are they not written in the book of the Chronicles of the kings of Judah?

1 Chr. ix, 1. So all Israel were reckoned by genealogies; and, behold, they were written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah, who were carried away to Babylon for their transgression.

2 Chr. xvi, 11. And, behold, the acts of Asa, first and last, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Judah and Israel.

2 Chr. xxiv, 27. Now concerning his sons, and the greatness of the burdens laid upon him, and the repairing of the house of God, be

hold, they are written in the story

of the book of the kings: and Amaziah his son reigned in his stead.

2 Chr. XXV, the acts of Amaziah, first and last, behold, are they not written in the book of the kings of Judah

26. Now the rest of

and Israel?

2 Chr. xxvii, 7. Now the rest of the acts of Jotham, and all his wars, and his ways, lo, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah. 2 Chr. xxviii, 26. Now the rest of his acts, and of all his ways, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of

Judah and Israel.

2 Chr. xxxv, 26, 27. Now the rest of the acts of Josiah, and his goodness, according to that which was written in the law of the LORD, And his deeds, first and last, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah

QUOTATIONS FROM PRO

FANE AUTHORS. Esth. x. 2. And all the acts of his power, and of his might, and the declaration of the greatness of Mordecai, whereunto the king advanced him, are they not written in the book of the Chronicies of the kings of Media and Persia?

Acts xvii, 28. Fer in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also Lis offspring.

Tit. i, 12. One of themselves, eren a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.

4th.

THE BIBLE A PERFECT
REVELATION.

Deut. iv, 2. Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

Deut. xii. 32. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Prov. xxx, 6. Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

Rev. xxii, 18, 19. For I testify unto every man that heareth the

words of the prophecy of this
book. If any man shall add unto
these things, God shall add unto
him the plagues that are written
take away from the words of the
in this book: And if any man shall
book of this prophecy, God shall
take away his part out of the book
and from the things which are
of life, and out of the holy city,

written in this book.

TO BE READ IN PUBLIC. commanded them, saying. At the Deut. xxxi, 10-12. And Moses end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing. Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law.

Jer. v, 20. Declare this in the house of Jacob, and publish it in Judah, saying.

Jer. xi, 6. Then the LORD said unto me, Proclaim all these words in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, saying, Hear ye the words of this covenant, and do them.

Jer. xxxvi, 6, 8. Therefore go
thou, and read in the roll, which
thou hast written from my mouth,
the words of the LORD in the ears
of the people in the LORD's house
upon the fasting-day: and also
thou shalt read them in the ears
of all Judah that come out of
their cities. And Baruch the son
of Neriah did according to all that
Jeremiah the prophet commanded
him, reading in the book the
words of the LORD in the LORD'S
house.

Col. iv, 16.
epistle is read among you, cause
And when this
that it be read also in the church
of the Laodiceans; and that ye
likewise read the epistle from

Laodicea.

1 Thess. v, 27. I charge you by the Lord that this epistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

Exod. xix, 7. And Moses came, and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

Exod. xxiv, 7. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the Loup hath said will we do, and be obedient.

Deut. xxxi, 30. \n Moses spake

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Josh. viii, 34. 35. And afterward he read allthe words of the law,the blessings and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of of all that Moses commanded the law. There was not a word which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with and the strangers that were conthe women, and the little ones, versant among them.

2 Kings xxiii, 2. And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and great: and he read

in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant which was found in the house of the LORD.

2 Chron. xxxiv, 18, 30. Then Shaphan the scribe told the king, say ing, Hilkiah the priest hath given me a book. And Shaphan read it before the king. And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and all the people, great and and the priests, and the Levites, small; and he read in their ears all the words of the book of the covenant that was found in the house of the LORD.

therein before the street that was Neh. viil, 3, 18. And he read before the water-gate from the morning until mid-day, before the men and the women, and those that could understand: and the tentive unto the book of the law. ears of all the people were atAlso day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God....

Jer. xxxvi. 10, 14, 15, 21. Then read Baruch in the book the words of Jeremiah in the house of the LORD, in the chamber of Gemariah the son of Shaphan the scribe, in the higher court, at the entry of the new gate of the LORD's house, in the ears of all the people. Therefore all the princes sent Jehudi the son of Nethaniah, Cushi, unto Baruch, saying, Take the son of Shelemiah, the son of in thine hand the roll wherein thou hast read in the ears of the people, and come. So Baruch the son of Neriah took the roll in his hand, and came unto them. And

they said unto him, Sit down now, and read it in our ears. So Baruch read it in their ears. So the king, sent Jehndi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe's chamber: and Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king.

Acts xiii, 15. And after the reading of the law and the prophets,the rulers of the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word of exhortation for the people say on.

Acts xv, 21. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every sabbath-day.

OBLIGATION TO HEAR IT. Josh, ii. 9. And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.

1 Sam. ix, 27. And as they were going down to the end of the city, Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.

2 Kings xx. 16. And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of

the LORD.

Ps. 1, 7. Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify against thee: I am God, even thy God.

Ps. lxxviii, 1. Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.

Isa. xxviii, 23. Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech.

Isa. xxxiii, 13. Hear, ye that are far off, what I have done; and, ye that are near, acknowledge my might.

Isa. xxxiv, 1. Come near, ye nations, to hear; and hearken, ye people: let the earth hear, and all that is therein; the world, and all things that come forth of it.

Isa. xxxix, 5. Then said Isalah

to Hezekiah, Hear the word of the LORD of hosts.

Isa. li, 4. Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.

Jer. ii, 4. Hear ye the word of the LORD, O house of Jacob, and all the families of the house of Israel.

Jer. v, 21. Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not: which have ears, and hear not.

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Jer. vi, 18. Therefore hear, ye nations, and know, O congregation, what is among them.

Jer. x, 1. Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel.

Jer. xvii, 19, 20. Thus said the LORD unto me. Go and stand in the gate of the children of the people, whereby the kings of Judah come in, and by the which they go out, and in all the gates of Jerusalem; And say unto them, Hear ye the word of the LORD, ye kings of Judah, and all Judah, and all the inhabitants of Jeru salem, that enter in by these gates.

law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

Jer. xiii, 17. But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride....

Mark iv, 24. And he said unto them, Take beed what ye hear; with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you; and unto you that hear shall more be given.

Luke viii, 18. Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

Jer. xxix, 20. Hear ye therefore AND IN HEARING TO OBEY the word of the LORD, all ye of the captivity, whom I have sent from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Jer. xliv, 24. Moreover, Jeremiah said unto all the people, and to all the women, Hear the word of the LORD, all Judah that are in the land of Egypt.

Ezek. xvi, 35. Wherefore, O hariot, hear the word of the LORD.

Ezek. xxxiv, 7. Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD.

Amos ill, 1. Hear this word that the LORD hath spoken against you, O children of Israel, against the whole family which I brought up from the land of Egypt, say ing.

Amos v, 1. Hear ye this word which I take up against you, even a lamentation, O house of Israel.

IT.

Deut. iv, 1, 5, 14. Now therefore unto the hearken, O Israel, statutes, and unto the judgments, Which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

Deut. v, 1, 31. And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. But as for thee, stand thon here Matth. xifi, 9. Who hath ears to by me, and I will speak unto thee hear, let him hear.

Matth. xi, 15. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

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all the commandments, and the which thou shalt teach them, that statutes, and the judgments, they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.

Deut. vi, 1, 8. Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to pos

sess it: Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

Deut. xii, 1, 28. These are the statutes and judgments which ye shall observe to do in the land which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest that which is

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Ps. cv, 45. That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the LORD.

Ps. cxix, 17, 101, 102, 129. Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me. Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

Prov. v, 7. Hear me now there fore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. James i, 22. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

Rev. 1, 3. Blessed is he that

readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

NEGLECT OF THIS DUTY,

AND ITS DANGER.

Ps. cxix, 150. They draw nigh that follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.

Jer. viii, 8, 9. How do ye say, We are wise, and the law of the LORD is with us? Lo, certainly in vain made he it; the pen of the scribes is in vain. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they have rejected the word of the LORD, and what wisdom is in them?

Jer. xx, 8. For since I spake, 1 cried out, I cried violence and spoil; because the word of the LORD was made a reproach unto me, and a derision, daily.

Jer. xxiii, 33, 34, 38-40. And when this people, or the prophet, or a priest, shall ask thee, saying, What is the burden of the LORD? thou shalt then say unto them, What burden? I will even forsake you, saith the LORD. And as for the prophet, and the priest, and the people, that shall say, The burden of the LORD, I will even punish that man and his house. But since ye say, The burden of the LORD; therefore thus saith the LORD, Because ye say this word, The burden of the LORD, and I have sent unto you, saying, Ye shall not say. The burden of the LORD; Therefore, behold, I, even 1, will utterly forget you and I will forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and cast you out of my presence: And I will bring an everlasting

reproach upon you, and a per-
petual shame, which shall not be
forgotten.

Jer. xxxvi, 11-13, 16, 20, 23, 25.
29. When Michaiah the son of
Gemariah, the son of Shaphan,
had heard out of the book all the
words of the LORD, Then he
went down into the king's house,
into the scribe's chamber: and, lo,
all the princes sat there, even
Elishama the scribe, and Delaiah
the son of Shemaiah, and Elna-
than the son of Achbor, and Ge-
mariah the son of Shaphan, and
Zedekiah the son of Hananiah,
and all the princes. Then Micha-
lah declared unto them all the
words that he had heard, when
Baruch read the book in the ears
of the people. Now it came to
pass, when they had heard all the
words, they were afraid, both one
and other, and said unto Baruch,
We will surely tell the king of all
these words. And they went in
to the king into the court, but

tude away, and went into the bouse: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

Matth. xv, 10. And be called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand.

Mark iv, 13. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?

called all the people unto him, Mark vil, 14. And when he had he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one of you, and under

stand.

Luke vill, 11. Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Luke xxiv, 27. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself,

Acts vili, 28, 30, 31. [The eunuch] Was returning, and sitting in his And Philip ran thither to him, chariot, read Esaias the prophet. and heard him read the prophet Esaias, and said, Understandest thou what thou readest? And be said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And be desired Philip that he would come

they laid up the roll in the cham-
told all the words in the ears of
ber of Elishama the scribe, and
the king. And it came to pass,
that when Jehudi had read three
or four leaves, he cut it with the
penknife, and cast it into the fire
that was on the hearth, until all
the roll was consumed in the fire
that was on the hearth. Never-up and sit with him.
theless Elnathan, and Delaiah,
and Gemariah, had made inter-
cession to the king that he would
not burn the roll; but he would
not hear them. And thou shalt
say to Jehoiakim king of Judah,
Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast
burat this roll, saying, Why hast Acts xxviii, 23. And when they
thou written therein, saying, had appointed him a day, there
The king of Babylon shall certain-came many to him into his lodg-
ly come and destroy this land, ing; to whom he expounded and
and shall cause to cease from
thence man and beast?

Hosea viii, 12. I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

EXPOSITION OF SCRIPTURE.

Ezra vil, 10. For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the LORD, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judg

ments.

Neh. viii, 7, 8. Also Jeshua, and Bani,and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiali, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place. So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.

Acts xviii, 26. And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue: whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.

testified the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of the prophets, from morning till evening.

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art thou, O LORD, teach me thy Ps. cxix, 12, 13, 46, 172. Blessed statutes. With my lips have ! declared all the judgments of thy Matth. xiii, 18, 36. Hear ye mouth. I will speak of thy testi therefore the parable of the sow-monies also before kings, and wil er. Then Jesus sent the multi- not be ashamed. My tongue

shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righttousness.

Dan. vii, 16. I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.

Matth. xiii, 51, 52. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? They say unto him, Yea, Lord. Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe, which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven, is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.

Matth. xv. 15. 16. Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding.

Mark iv, 10-12. And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them.

Mark vii, 17: And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

Mark xii, 24. And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the

power of God?

John v. 39. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Acls xvii, 11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.

Acts xvili, 24. And a certain Jew, named Apollos, born at Alexandria, an eloquent man, and mighty in the scriptures, came to Ephesus.

Eph. iii, 4. Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ.

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night, and have kept thy law.
This I had, because I kept thy
precepts.

law of Moses my servant, which I
Mal. iv, 4. Remember ye the
commanded unto him in Horeb
for all Israel, with the statutes
and judgments.

Heb. ii, 1. Therefore we ought
to give the more earnest heed to
the things which we have heard,
lest at any time we should let
them slip.

2 Peter I, 1. This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto you, in both which I stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance.

Jude 17. But, beloved. remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.

MEDITATION UPON IT.
Deut. vi, 6. And these words,
which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart.

lay up these my words in your
Deut. xi, 18. Therefore shall ye
heart and in your soul, and bind
them for a sign upon your hand,
tween your eyes.
that they may be as frontlets be-

Deut. xxxii, 46. And he sald
unto them, Set your hearts unto
all the words which I testify
among you this day, which ye
shall command your children to
observe to do, all the words of
this law.

Josh. 1, 8. This book of the law
shall not depart out of thy mouth;
but thou shalt meditate therein

day and night, that thou mayest
observe to do according to all that
is written therein: for then thou
shalt make thy way prosperous,
success.
and then thou shalt have good

Job xxill, 12. Nelther have I
gone back from the command-
ment of his lips; I have esteemed
the words of his mouth more than
my necessary food.

Ps. 1, 2, 3. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf also shall not wither, and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

Ps. cxix, 11, 15, 47, 48, 82, 95, 97, 127, 131, 148, 167. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways. And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved. My

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hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes. Mine eyes fail for thy

word, saying, When wilt thou comfort me? The wicked have waited for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies. O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Therefore I love thy commandments above gold, yea, above fine gold. I opened my mouth, and panted; for I longed for thy commandments. Mine eyes prevent the night-watches, that I might meditate in thy word. My soul hath kept thy testinouies, and I love them exceedingly.

1 John ii, 13, 14. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, known the Father. I have written little children, because ye have unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beyoung men, because ye are strong, ginning. I have written unto you, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one.

found, and I did eat them..... Jer. xv, 16. Thy words were

Ezek. ii, 8, 9. But thou, son of man, hear what I say unto thee; Be not thou rebellious like that rebellious house: open thy mouth, and eat that I give thee. when I looked, behold, an hand And was sent unto me; and, lo, a roll of a book was therein.

unto me, 'Son of man, eat that Ezek. iii, 1-3. Moreover, he said thou findest; eat this roll, and go speak unto the house of Israel. So I opened my mouth, and he caused me to eat that roll. And

he said unto me, Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.

Rev. x, 8-10. And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which the earth. And I went unto the standeth upon the sea and upon angel, and said unto him, Give

me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

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