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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. 1, 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

Jerusalem to war; and they besieged Ahaz, but could not overcome him.

Isa. vii, 1. And it came to pass in the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, king of Judah, that Rezin the king of Syria, and Pekah the son of Remaliah, king of Israel, went up toward Jerusalem to war against it, but could not prevail against it.

BY SENNACHERIB.

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

2 Kings xviii, 17. And the kingar king of Babylon and all his of Assyria sent Tartan, and Rab- army against Jerusalem, and they saris, and Rab-shakeh, from Lach-besieged it. And in the eleventh ish to king Hezekiah with a great month, the ninth day of the month. year of Zedekiah, in the fourth host against Jerusalem: and they the city was broken up. And all went up, and came to Jerusa- the princes of the king of Babylon lem. came in, and sat in the middle gate, even Nergal-sharezer, Samgar-nebo, Sarsemim, Rab-saris, Nergal-sharezer, Rab-mag, with all the residue of the princes of the king of Babylon.

2 Chron. xxxii, 9. After this did Sennacherib king of Assyria send his servants to Jerusalem, (but he himself laid siege against Lachish, and all his power with him,) unto Hezekiah king of Judab, and unto all Judah that were at Jerusalem, saying.

BY PHARAOH-NECHOH. 2 Kings xxiii, 33. And Pharaohnechoh put him in bands at Riblah, in the land of Hamath, that he might not reign in Jerusalem; and

put the land to a tribute of an hundred talents of silver, and a talent of gold.

BY JEHOASH.

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

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.

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

for ever.

escaped, which were left of the unto the LORD; it shall not be pluck-
captivity, and concerning Jeru-ed up, nor thrown down, any more
salem. And they said unto ine,
The remnant that are left of the
captivity there in the province
are in great affliction and re-
proach; 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.

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 I 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 chicose Jeru

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

Ps. cil. 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.

every one to be over against his house. Now the city was large and great; but the people were few therein, and the houses were not builded.

Neh. xi, 1, 2. And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities. And the people blessed all the men that willingly offered themselves to dwell at Jerusalem.

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 thon 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.

Neh. ii, 18-20. Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king's JERUSALEM MYSTIC. words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up Erek. xlviii, 30-35. And these and build. So they strengthened are the goings out of the city on their hands for this good work. the north side, four thousand and But when Sanballat the Horonite, five hundred measures. And the and Tobiah the servant, the Am- gates of the city shall be after the monite, and Geshem the Arabian, names of the tribes of Israel: thred heard it, they laughed us to scorn, gates northward; one gate of Reuand despised us, and sai 1, What is ben, one gate of Judah, one gate this thing that ye do? will ye rebel of Levi. And at the east side four against the king? Then answered thousand and five hundred; and I them, and said unto them, The three gates, and one gate of JoGod of heaven, he will prosper us;seph, one gate of Benjamin, one therefore we bis servants will arise gate of Dan. And at the south side and build; but ye have no portion, four thousand and five hundred nor right, nor memorial, in Jeru- measures: and three gates; one salem. gate of Simeon, one gate of Issachar, one gate of Zebulun. At the west side four thousand and five

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 Hanani, and Hananlah 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 be 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

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 OATII AND SACRIFICE, AND SOMETIMES WRITTEN AND SEALED.

Gen. xv, 9-11, 17, 18. And he Baid unto him, Take me an hreifer 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 cove

nant 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 covenant. 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; be. cause 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.

Neh. ix, 39. And because of all this we make a sure covenant, and write it; and our princes, Levites, and priests, seal unto it.

LORD was with thee: and we said, | daughters, and blessed them: and
Let there be now an oath betwixt Laban departed, and returned un-
us, even betwixt us and thee, and to his place.
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 be-
times in the morning, and sware
one to another: and Isaac sent
them away, and they departed
from him in peace.

Neh. x. 1-27. Now those that

sealed were Nehemiah the Tirof Hachallah, shatha, the son and Zidkijah, Seraiah, Azariah, Pashur, Amariah, Jeremiah, Malchijali, Hattush, Shebaniah, Malluch, Harum, Meremoth, Obadiah, Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch, Meshullam, Abijah, MiGen. xxxi, 43-55. And Labanjamin, Maaziah, Bilgal, Shemaiah: answered and said unto Jacob, these were the priests. And the These daughters are my daugh- Levites: both Jeshua the son of ters, and these children are my Azaniah, Binnui of the sons of children, and these cattle are my Henedad, Kadmiel: And their cattle, and all that thou scest is brethren, Shebaniah, Hodijah, mine: and what can I do this day Kelita, Pelaiah, Hanan, Micha, their children which they have rebiah, Shebaniah, Hodijah, Bani, unto these my daughters, or unto Rehob, Hashabiah, Zaccur, Sheborn? Now therefore come thou, Beninu. The chief of the people: let us make a covenant, I and Parosh, Pahath - moab, Elam, thou; and let it be for a witness Zatthu, Bani, Bunni, Azgud, between me and thee. And Bebai, Adonijah, Bigvai, Adin, Jacob took a stone, and set it up Ater, Ilizkijab, Azzur, Hodijah, for a pillar. And Jacob said un- Hashum, Bezai, Hariph, Anato his brethren, Gather stones; thoth, Nebai, Magpiash, Meshuland they took stones, and made lam, Hezir. Meshezabeel, Zadok, an heap: and they did eat there Jaddua, Pelatiah. Hanan, Anaiah, upon the heap. And Laban called Hoshea, Hananiah, Hashub, Hal it Jegar-sahadutha: but Jacob lohesh, Pileha. Shobek, Rehum, called it Galeed. And Laban said, Hashabnah, Maaseiah, And This heap is a witness between Ahijah, Hanan, Anan, Malluch, me and thee this day. Therefore Harim, Baanalı. 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 harın. The God of Abraham, and the God of Nahor, the God of their father, Gal. iii, 15. Brethren, I speak judge betwixt us. And Jacob sware by the Fear of his father it be but a man's covenant, yet if after the manner of men; Though Isaac. Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called it be confirmed, no man disannullhis brethren to eat bread; and eth, or addeth thereto. they did cat bread, and tarried all night in the mount. And early in the morning Laban rose up, and kissed his sons and his

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

sacrifice.

nant which they had made before Jer. xxxiv, 18..... The coveme, 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.

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

reason with salt; neither shalt | them, On this condition will I make taou suffer the salt of the cove- a covenant with you, that I may sant of thy God to be lacking thrust out all your right eyes, from thy meat-offering: with all and lay it for a reproach upon all thine offerings thou shalt offer Israel.

salt.

Num. xviii, 19. All the heaveofferings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee, and to thy seed with thee.

2 Chron. xiil, 5. Ought ye not to know that the LORD God of Israel gave the kingdom over Israel to David for ever, even to him and to his sons by a covenant of salt?

BLOOD OF COVENANT. Exod. xxiv, 8. And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath made with you concerning all these words.

Zech. is, 11. As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

Heb. x, 29. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

Heb. xiii, 20. The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting cove

nant.

INSTANCES OF HUMAN
COVENANTS.

Gen. xxi, 27, 32. And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of

them made a covenant. Thus

1 Sam. xviii, 3. Then Jonathan and Divid made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. made a covenant with the house 1 Sam. xx, 16. So Jonathan of David, saying, Let the LORD David's enemies. even require it at the hand of

1 Sam. xxiii. 18. And they two made a covenant before the LORD. And David abode in the wood, and Jonathan went to his house.

1 Kings xx, 34. And Benhadad said unto him, The cities which my father took from thy father I will restore; and thou shalt make streets for thee in Damascus, as my father made in Samaria. Then said Ahab, I will send thee away with this covenant. So he made a covenant with him, and sent him away.

2 Kings xi, 4, 17. And the seventh year Jehoiada sent and fetched the rulers over hundreds, with the captains and the guard, and brought them to him into the house of the LORD, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the LORD, and shewed them the king's son. And Jehoiada made a covenant between the LORD and the king and the people, that they should be the LORD's people; between the king also and the people.

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WITH ABRAHAM.

said unto him, I am the LORD that Gen. xv, 7, 8, 12-16. 18. And he brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years: And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will Í judge; and afterward shall they come out with great substance, And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. In that same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from river, the river Euphrates. the river of Egypt unto the great

1 Chron, xi, 3. Therefore came all the elders of Israel to the king to Hebron; and David made ablish my covenant between me and

Covenant with them in Hebron before the LORD; and they anointed David king over Israel, according to the word of the LORD by Samuel.

2 Chron. xxiii, 3. And all the congregation made a covenant with the king in the house of God. And he said unto them,

Gen. xvii, 7. 9. And I will esta

thee, and thy seed after thee, in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. shalt keep my covenant therefore, And God said unto Abraham, Thou thou, and thy seed after thee, in their generations.

they made a covenant at Beer- / Behold, the king's son shall reign, was gracious unto them, and had

sheba: then Abimelech rose up, and Phicol the chief captain of his host, and they returned into the land of the Philistines.

as the LORD hath said of the sons of David.

Jer. xxxiv, 8. This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the Gen. xxxi, 44. Now therefore LORD, after that the king Zedekiah come thou, let us make a cove-had made a covenant with all the nant, I and thou; and let it be for people which were at Jerusalem, a witness between me and thee. to proclaim liberty unto them. Josh. xxiv, 25. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.

1 Sam. xi, 1, 2. Then Nahash the Ammonite came up, and encamped against Jabesh-gilead; and all the men of Jabesh said unto Nahash, Make a covenant with us, and we will serve thee. And Nabash the Ammonite answered

COVENANTS OF GOD
WITH MAN.

WITH NOAH. Gen. vi, 18. But with thee will I establish my covenant: and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee.

Gen. ix, 9-11. And I, behold, I

2 Kings xiii, 23. And the LORD compassion on them, and had respect unto them, because of his and Jacob, and would not destroy covenant with Abraham, Isaac, them, neither cast he them from his presence as yet.

Luke i, 72. To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant.

Acts iii, 25. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the cove nant which God made with cur fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

and his seed were the promises Gal. iii, 16, 17. Now to Abraham made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to

thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.

WITH ISAAC.

Gen. xvii, 19, 21. And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him. But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

Gen. xxvi, 3, 4. Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and

unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father; And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries: and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

WITH JACOB.

Gen. xxviii, 13, 14. And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed; And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth; and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee, and in thy seed, shall all the families of the

earth be blessed.

1 Chron. xvi, 16, 17. Even of the covenant which he made with Abraham, and of his oath unto Isaac; And hath confirmed the same to Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant.

WITH ISRAEL.

Exod. vi, 4. And I have also established my covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage, wherein they were strangers.

Exod. xxxiv, 27. And the LORD said unto Moses, Write thou these words: for after the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with thee and with Israel.

Deut. v, 2, 3. The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

Deut. xxix, 1, 12. These are the words of the covenant which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the

land of Moab, besides the cove-
nant which he made with them in
Horeb. That thou shouldst enter
into covenant with the LORD thy
God, and into his oath, which the
LORD thy God maketh with thee
this day.

1 Kings viil, 9. There was
nothing in the ark save the two
tables of stone, which Moses put
there at Horeb, when the LORD
made a covenant with the children

of Israel, when they came out of
the land of Egypt.

2 Kings xvii, 15, 35, 38. And they
rejected his statutes, and his cove-
nant that he made with their
fathers, and his testimonies which
he testified against them; and they
followed vanity, and became vain,
and went after the heathen that
were round about them, concern-
ng whom the LORD had charged
them, that they should not do
like them. With whom the LORD
had made a covenant, and charged
them, saying, Ye shall not fear
other gods, nor bow yourselves to
them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice
to them: And the covenant that
I have made with you ye shall not
forget; neither shall ye fear other
gods.

of this covenant, and speak unto
Jer. xi, 2-5. IIear ye the words
the men of Judah, and to the in-
habitants of Jerusalem, And say
thou unto them, Thus saith the
LORD God of Israel, Cursed be the
man that obeyeth not the words
of this covenant, Which I com-
manded your fathers in the day
that I brought them forth out of
the land of Egypt, from the iron
furnace, saying, Obey my voice,
and do them, according to all
which I command you: so shall
ye be my people, and I will be
your God; That I may perform
the oath which I have sworn unto
your fathers, to give them a land
flowing with milk and honey, as
it is this day. Then answered I,
and said, So be it, O LORD.

Jer. xxxiv, 13. Thus saith the
LORD, the God of Israel, I made a
covenant with your fathers in the
day that I brought them forth
out of the land of Egypt, out of
the house of bondmen, saying.

Ezek. xxxvii, 26. Moreover, I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for ever

more.

Acts iil, 25. Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers.

that I have sent this command. ment unto you, that my covenant might be with Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. But ye are departed out of the way; ye have caused many to stumble at the law; ye have corrupted the covenant of Levi, saith the LORD of hosts.

WITH DAVID.

2 Sam. xxiii, 5. Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salva tion, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.

2 Chron. vii, 18. Then will I stablish the throne of thy kingdom, according as I have covenanted with David thy father, saying, There shall not fail thee

a man to be ruler in Israel.

will I not break, nor alter the Ps. lxxxix, 31-37. My covenant thing that is gone out of my lips. Once have 1 sworn by my holiness, that I will not lie unto David. His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me. It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

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Deut. vii, 9. Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him, and keep his com mandments, to a thousand genera tions.

1 Kings viii, 23. And he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that walk before thee with all their heart.

2 Chron. vi, 14. And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest cove nant, and shewest mercy unto thy servants that walk before thee with all their hearts.

Neh. i. 5. And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him, and observe his commandments.

Neh. ix, 82. Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who keepest Mal. ii, 4, 8. And ye shall know covenant and mercy, let not all

WITH LEVI.

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