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the stone that smote the image visions of mine head in my bed: I became a great mountain, and saw, and behold a tree in the Alled the whole earth. Thou, midst of the earth, and the height O king, art a king of kings: thereof was great. The tree for the God of heaven hath given grew, and was strong, and the thee a kingdom, power, and height thereof reached unto heastrength, and glory. And where- ven, and the sight thereof to the Boever the children of men dwell, end of all the earth. The leaves the beasts of the field, and the thereof were fair, and the fruit fowls of the heaven, hath he given thereof much, and in it was meat into thine hand, and hath made for all: the beasts of the field had thee ruler over them all. Thou shadow under it, and the fowls of art this head of gold. And after the heaven dwelt in the boughs thee shall arise another kingdom thereof, and all flesh was fed of it. inferior to thee, and another third I saw in the visions of my head kingdom of brass, which shall upon my bed, and, behold, a bear rule over all the earth. And watcher and an holy one came the fourth kingdom shall be strong down from heaven: He cried as iron: forasmuch as iron break- aloud, and said thus, Hew down eth in pieces and subdueth all the tree, and cut off his branches, things; and as iron that breaketh shake off his leaves, and scatter all these, shall it break in pieces his fruit: let the beasts get away and bruise. And whereas thou from under it, and the fowls from sawest the feet and toes, part of his branches: Nevertheless, leave potter's clay, and part of iron, the the stump of his roots in the kingdom shall be divided; but earth, even with a band of iron there shall be in it of the strength and brass, in the tender grass of of the iron, forasmuch as thou the field; and let it be wet with Bawest the iron mixed with miry the dew' of heaven, and let his clay. And as the toes of the feet portion be with the beasts in the were part of iron, and part of clay; grass of the earth: Let his heart so the kingdom shall be parily be changed from man's, and let a strong, and partly broken. And beast's heart be given unto him; whereas thou sawest iron mixed and let seven times pass over with miry clay, they shall mingle him. This matter is by the dethemselves with the seed of men; cree of the watchers, and the but they shall not cleave one to demand by the word of the holy another, even as iron is not mixed ones; to the intent that the living with clay. And in the days of may know that the most High these kings shall the God of hea- ruleth in the kingdom of men, ven set up a kingdom, which shall and giveth it to whomsoever he never be destroyed: and the king-will, and setteth up over it the dom shall not be left to other basest of men. This dream I king people, but it shall break in pieces Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now and consume all these kingdoms, thou, O Belteshazzar, declare and it shall stand for ever. For- the interpretation thereof, forasasmuch as thou sawest that the much as all the wise men of my stone was cut out of the mountain kingdom are not able to make without hands, and that it brake known unto me the interpretation: In pieces the iron, the brass, the but thou art able; for the spirit of clay, the silver, and the gold; the the holy gods is in thee. Then great God hath made known to Daniel (whose name was Beltethe king what shall come to pass shazzar) was astonied for one hereafter: and the dream is cer- hour, and his thoughts troubled tain, and the interpretation thereof him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream,

Bure.

Dan. iv, 4, 5, 10-24. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace: I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. Thus were the

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the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was

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strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation: It is thon, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of hea ven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field till seven times pass over him; This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High which is come upon my lord the king.

DANIEL.

Dan. vii, 1. In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then hə wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

WISE MEN.

Matth. ii, 12. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

JOSEPH.

Matth. 11, 13. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

PILATE'S WIFE.

Matth. xxvii, 19. When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

WAR.

(See under ARMY-ARMS.) 1st.-GENERAL REMARKS. WAR A FREQUENT Occurence anD THE RESULT OF SINFUL PASSION. Ps. ix, 6. O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end: and thou hast destroyed cities; their memorial is perished with them.

WAR

be earthquakes in divers places, | tne charlots perceived that it 1073 and there shall be famines and not the king of Israel, that they troubles: these are the beginnings turned back from pursuing him.

of sorrows.

Luke iii, 14. And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Luke xxi, 9,10. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must Ps. XXXV, 20. For they speak not peace; but they devise deceit-first come to pass; but the end is ful matters against them that are not by and by. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against quiet in the land. nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

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Ps. 1xviii, 30. Scatter thou the people that delight in war.

Ps. cxx, 6, 7. My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace, I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.

Ps. cxl, 1, 2. Deliver me, O LORD, from the evil man: preserve me from the violent man; Which imagine mischiefs in their heart: continually are they gathered together for war.

Prov. xil, 20 Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil:

but to the counsellors of peace is

joy.

Ezek. vil, 25. Destruction cometh; and they shall seek peace, and there shall be none.

Amos i. 11. Thus saith the LORD. For three transgressions of Edom and for four. I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever.

Obad. 14. Neither shouldest thou have stood in the cross-way, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest thou have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

Matth. xxiv, 6. And ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

Mark xiii,7,8. And when ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall

James iv, 1, 2. From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask

not.

1 Chron. v, 19. And they made war with the Hagarites, with Jetur, and Nephish, and Nodab.

2 Chron. xxviii, 9. But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name was Oded; and he went out

before the host that came to Samaria, and said unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and ye have slain them in a rage that reacheth up unto heaven.

And

WAR FOR CONQUEST. Num. xxxii, 6, 7, 20-23. Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here? And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them? And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war,And will go all of you armed over Jordan be fore the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him, And the land be subdued before 2 Sam. ii, 1. Now there was the LORD: then afterward ye shall long war between the house of return, and be guiltless before the Saul and the house of David: but LORD, and before Israel; and this David waxed stronger and strong-land shall be your possession beer, and the house of Saul waxed weaker and weaker.

Josh. xi, 18. Joshua made war a long time with all those kings.

Judges xi, 4. And it came to pass, in process of time, that the children of Ammon made war against Israel.

fore the LORD. But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD; and be sure your 1 Kings xiv, 30. And there was sin will find you out. war between Rehoboam Jeroboam all their days.

and

1 Kings xv, 6, 16, 32. And there
was war between Rehoboam and
Jeroboam all the days of his life.
And there was war between Asa
and Baasha king of Israel all their
days. And there was war be-
Israel all their days.
tween Asa and Baasha king of

1 Kings xxii, 30, 31, 33. And the
king of Israel said unto Jehosha-
phat, I will disguise myself, and
enter into the battle; but put thou
on thy robes. And the king of
Israel disguised himself, and went
into the battle. But the king of
Syria commanded his thirty and
two captaius that had rule over
his chariots, saying, Fight neither
with small nor great, save only
with the king of Israel. And it
came to pass, when the captains of

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Deut. ii, 24, 31. Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.

Deut. ill, 18. And I comman led

you at that time, saying. The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your bre thren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.

Josh. i, 12--15. And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, Remember the word which Moses, the servant of

Euphrates.

the LORD commandéd you, say-lish his dominion by the river
ing, The LORD your God hath
given you rest, and hath given
you this land. Your wives, your
little ones, and your cattle, shall
remain in the land which Moses
gave you on this side Jordan; but
ye shall pass before your brethren
armed, all the mighty men of va-
lour and help them; Until the
LORD have given your brethren
rest, as he hath given you, and
they also have possessed the land
which the LORD your God giveth
them: then ye shall return unto
the land of your possession, and
enjoy it, which Moses the LORD'S
servant gave you on this side
Jordan, toward the sun-rising.

AND SOMETIMES FOR SELF-DEFENCE
AND FOR REVENGE.

Gen. xlix, 19. Gad, a troop shall Overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.

Exod. xvll, 8 14. Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua; for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.

Num. xxv, 16--18. And the LORD spike unto Moses, saying, Vex the Midianites, and smite them: For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.

Num. xxxi. 1-3. And the LORD

spake unto Moses, saying, Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people. And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.

Deut. xxv, 17--19. Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God. Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.

1 Chron. xviii, 3. And David smote Hadarezer king of Zobah unto Hamath, as he went to stab

Esther vill, 11--13. Wherein the king granted the Jews which were in every city to gather themselves together, and to stand for their life, to destroy, to slay, and to cause to perish, all the power of the people and province that would assault them both little ones and women, and to take the spoil of them for a prey, Upon one day, in all the provinces of king Ahasu erus, namely, upon the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar. The copy of the writing, for a commandment, to be given in every province, was published unto all people, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.

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Jer. 1, 14, 21. Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows; for she hath sinned against the LORD. Go up against the land of Merathaim, even against it, and against the inhabitants of Pekod: waste and utterly destroy after them, saith the LORD, and do accord ing to all that I have commanded thee.

Jer. 11, 27. Set ye up a standard
in the land, blow the trumpet
among the nations, prepare the

nations against her, call together
against her the kingdoms of Ara-
rat, Minni, and Ashchenaz. . . .

Joel iil, 9. Proclaim ye this
among the Gentiles; Prepare war,
wake up the mighty men, let all
the men of war draw near, let
them come up.

RIOTS.

| And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

Acts xxili, 10. And when there arose a great dissension, the chief captain, fearing lest Paul should have been pulled in pieces of them, commanded the soldiers to go down, and to take him by force from among them, and to bring him into the castle.

CIVIL WARS AND PANICS.

Judges vii, 22. And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man's sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: and the host fled to Beth-shittah in Zererath, and to the border of Abel-meholah unto Tabbath.

gathered together all the men of Judges xii, 4. Then Jephthah Gilead, and fought with Ephraim: and the men of Gilead smote Ephraim, because they said, Ye Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimites, and among the Manassites.

1 Sam. xiv, 16, 20. And the watchmen of Saul in Gibeah of Benjamin looked; and, behold, the multitude melted away, and they went on beating down one another. And Saul and all the people that were with him assembled themselves, and they came to the battle: and, behold, every man's sword was against his fellow, and there was a very great discomfiture.

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Exod. xxxii, 17, 18. And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp. And he said, It Jer. xlvi, 12. The nations have is not the voice of them that shout for mastery, neither is it the voice heard of thy shame, and thy cry of them that cry for being over-hath filled the land: for come; but the noise of them that sing do I hear.

Isa. xxii, 2. Thou that art full of stirs, a tumultuous city, a joy. ous city: thy slain men are not slain with the sword, or dead in battle.

Acts xxi, 30. 31. And all the city was moved, and the people ran together, and they took Paul, and drew him out of the temple: and forthwith the doors were shut.

the

mighty man hath stumbled against the mighty, and they are fallen both together

Ezek. xxxviii, 21. And I will

call for a sword against him throughout all my mountains,

saith the Lord GoD: every man's

sword shall be against his brother. WAR A SCOURGE OF DIVINE

PROVIDENCE.

Jud. iii, 10. And the Spirit of

the LORD came upon him, and he Judged Israel, and went out to war: and the Load delivered Chushan-rishashaim king of Mesopotamia into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Chushan-rishaihaim.

Jud. xi, 29. Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah,and he passed over Gilead, and Manasseh, and passed over Mizpeh of Gilead, and from Mizpeh of Gilead he passed over unto the children of Ammon.

1 Chr. v, 22. For there fell down many slain, because the war was of God. And they dwelt in their steads until the captivity.

2 Chr. xxl, 16. Moreover the

LORD stirred up against Jehoram the spirit of the Philistines, and of the Arabians, that were near the Ethiopians

1 Chr. xxii. 8. But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou

18a. xxvi, 21. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Isa. xxxiv, 2, 3. For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he hath utterly destroyed them, he hath delivered them to the slaughter. Their slain also shall be cast ont, and their stink shall come up out of their carcases, and the mountains shall be melted with their blood.

Jer. xlvii, 5-7. Baldness is come upon Gaza; Ashkelon is cut off with the remnant of their valley how long wilt thou cut thyself? O thou sword of the LORD, how long will it be ere thou be quiet? Put up thyself into thy scabbard, rest, and be still. How can it be quiet, seeing the LORD hath given it a charge against Ashkelon, and

take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Rev. xvi, 10. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity; he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and

the faith of the saints.

THE BLESSING OF PEACE.

Deut. ii, 5, 9, 16-19, 37. Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esan for a possession. And the LORD s id ites, neither contend with them unto me, Distress not the Moabin battle: for I will not give thes

of their land for a possession; be cause I have given Ar unto the So it came to pass, when all the children of Lot for a possession. men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, That the LORD spake unto me, saying, Thou art to pass over

hast shed blood abundantly, and against the sea-snore? there hath through Ar, the coast of Moab,

hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.

he appointed it.

Jer. xlviii, 10. Cursed be he that doeth the work of the LORD deceitfully, and cursed be he that keepeth back his sword from blood,

Jer. 11, 49.

Job xix, 29. Be ye afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that caused the slain of Israel to fall, As Babylon hath ye may know there is a judg-so at Babylon shall fall the slain

ment.

Isa. ix, 11.12. Therefore the Lord shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his enemies together. The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. . . . .

of all the earth.

Ezek. xxxv, 5, 6. Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end. Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GoD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

Isa. xiil, 8-5. I have commanded my sanctified ones, I have also called my mighty ones for mine anger, even them that rejoice in my highness. The noise of a multitude in the mountains, Joel 11, 20. But I will remove like as of a great people; a tumul- far off from you the northern tuous noise of the kingdoms of army, and will drive him into a nations gathered together: the land barren and desolate, with his LORD of hosts mu-tereth the host face toward the east sea, and his of the battle. They come from a hinder part toward the utmost far country, from the end of hea-sea: an i his stink shall come up, ven, even the LORD and the weapons of his indignation, to destroy the whole land.

and his ill savour shall come up, because he hath done great things.

Nahum ill. 1, 2. Woe to the bloody city! it is all full of lies and robbery; the prey departeth not; The noise of a whip, and the noise of the rattling of the wheels, and of the pranc.ng horses, and of the jumping chariots.

Isa. xiv, 5-7. The LORD hath broken the st ff of the wicked, and the sceptre of the rulers. He who smote the people in wrath with a continual stroke, he that ruled the nations in anger, is persecuted, and none hindereth. The whole earth is at rest, and is Ilab. ii, 10. Thou hast consulted quiet; they break forth into sing-shame to thy house by cutting off 1.g. many people, and hast sinned against thy soul.

Isa. xvi, 14. And behold at evening-tide trouble; and before the morning he is not. This is the portion of them that spoil us, and the lot of them that rob us.

Matth. xxvi, 52. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that

this day: And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor me idle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the chil dren of Ammon any possession; children of Lot for a possession. because I have given it unto the Only unto the land of the children

of Ammon thou camest not, no unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbade us.

1 Kings xxli, 1, 41. And they continued three years without war between Syria and Israel. And Jehoshaphat made peace with the king of Israel.

1 Chron. xix, 19. And when the servants of Hadarezer saw that they were put to the worse before Israel, they made peace with David, and became his servants: neither would the Syrians help the children of Ammon any more.

2 Chron. xi, 3, 4. Speak unto Rehoboam the son of Solomon, king of Judah, and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Ye shall not go up, nor fight against your brethren: return every man to his house; for this thing is done of me. And they obeyed the words of the LORD, and returned from going against Jeroboam.

2 Chron. xv, 19. And there was no more war unto the five and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa,

2 Chron. Xvil, 10. And the fear of the LORD fell upon all the king doms of the lands that were round about Judah, so that they made no war against Jehoshaphat.

2 Chron. xviii, 16. Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon

the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.

2 Chron. xx, 29, 30. And the fear of God was on all the kingdoms of those countries, when they had heard that the LORD fought against the enemies of Israel. So the realm of Jehoshaphat was quiet; for his God gave bim rest round about.

Ps. xxix, 11. The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.

Ps. xlvi, 8, 9. Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.

Prov. xvi, 7. When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace

with him.

Isa. ii, 4. And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke inany people; and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up Bword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

2nd.

SIEGES.

STRONG-HOLDS. FENCED AND WALLED CITIES. (See under ARCHITECTURE Page 53.)

PASSES.

Judges ii, 28. And he said unto them, Follow after me: for the LORD hath delivered your enemies the Moabites into your hand. And they went down after him, and took the fords of Jordan toward Moab, and suffered not a man to

pass over.

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the name of the other Senen. The
forefront of the one was situate
northward over against Mich-
mash, and the other southward
over against Gibeah.

1 Kings xv, 17. And Baasha
king of Israel went up against
Judah, and built Ramah, that he
might not suffer any to go out or
come in to Asa king of Judah.

2 Chron. xvi, 1. In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa. Baasha king of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

GARRISONS.

2 Sam. viii, 14. And he put garrisons in Edom; throughout all Edom put he garrisons; and all they of Edom became David's servants. And the LORD preserved David whithersoever he went.

1 Chron. xi, 16. And David was

then in the hold, and the Philis-
tines' garrison was then at Beth-
lehem.

1 Chron. xviil, 6. Then David
put garrisons in Syria-damascus;
and the Syrians became David's
servants, and brought gifts. Thus
the LORD preserved David wheth-
ersoever he went.

2 Chron. xvii, 2, 19. And he placed forces in all the fenced cities of Judah, and set garrisons in the land of Judah, and in the cities of Ephraim, which Asa his father had taken. These waited on the king, besides those whom the king put in the fenced cities throughout all Judah

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Jonadab said unto the king, Be-
hold, the king's sons come: as thy

servant said, so it is.

2 Sam. xviii, 24--27. And David sat between the two gates: and

He is a good man, and cometh with good tidings.

2 Kings ix, 17, 18. And there stool a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehn as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say. Is it peace? So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again,

Cant. ill, 3. The watchmen that go about the city found me: to whom I said Saw ye him whom my soul loveth?

Cant. v, 7. The watchmen that went about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my veil from me

Isa. xxi, 6, 11, 12. For thus hath the LORD said unto me, Go, what he seeth. set a watchman, let him declare The burden of Dumah. He calleth to me out of Seir, Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night? The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return,

come.

Isa Ixil, 6, 7. I have set watchwhich shall never held their peace men upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, day nor night: ye that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence; And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth

Ezek. xxxiii, 2--4. Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon the land, if the people of the land take a man of

their coasts, and set him for their

Watchman: If when he seeth the blow the trumpet, and warn the sword come upon the land, he the sound of the trumpet, and people; Then whosoever heareth taketh not warning; if the sword

shall be upon his own head.

Judges vii, 24. And Gideon sent messen ers throughout all mount Ephraim, saying, Come down against the Midianites, and take the watchman went up to the roof come and take him away, his blood before them the waters unto Beth-lifted up his eyes, and looked, over the gate unto the wall, and barah and Jordan. Then all the men of Ephraim gathered themBelves together, and took the waters unto Beth-barah and Jor

dan.

1 Sam. xill, 23. And the garrison of the Philistines went out to the pass ge of Michash.

1 Sam. xiv, 4, 5. And between the passages, by which Jonathan Bought to go over unto the Philistines' garrison there was a sharp rock on the one side, and a sharp rock on the other side: and the name of the one was Bozez, and

and behold a man running alone.
And the watchman cried, and told
he be alone, there is tidings in his
the king. And the king said, If
mouth. And he came apace, and
drew near. And the watchman
saw another man running; and the
watchman called unto the porter,
and said, Behold another man
ruuing alone. And the king said,
He also bringeth tidings. And
the watchman said, Me thinketh
the running of the foremost is
like the running of Abimaaz the
son of Zadok. And the king said,

Hab. ii, 1. I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, say unto me, and what I shall anand will watch to see what he will swer when I am reproved.

SIEGE.

Deut. xx, 10-15. When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. And it shall be, it it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and

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