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CREATION OF THEM,

BY GOD.

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ANIMALS.

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green herb for meat; and it was all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this? whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.

Gen. vi, 19, 20. And of every said,ving thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with Job xxxvii, 7, 8. He sealeth up the thee; they shall be male and fe- hand of every man; that all men male. Of fowls after their kind, may know his work. Then the and of cattle after their kind, of beasts go into dens, and remain in every creeping thing of the earth their places. after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

Gen. 1, 20-25. And God Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firInament of heaven. And God created great whales, and every Job xxxviii, 39-41. Wilt thou living creature that moveth, hunt the prey for the lion? or fill which the waters brought forth the appetite of the young lions, abundantly, after their kind, and Gen. vii, 14-16. They, and every When they couch in their dens, every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. beast after his kind, and all the and abide in the covert to lie in Who provideth for the And God blessed them, saying, cattle after their kind, and every wait? Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill creeping thing that creepeth upon raven his food? when his young the waters in the seas, and let the earth after his kind, and ones cry unto God, they wander fowl multiply in the earth. And every fowl after his kind, every for lack of meat. And they Job xxxix, 13. Garest thou the the evening and the morning bird of every sort. were the fifth day. And God went in unto Noah into the ark, goodly wings unto the peacocks? said, Let the earth bring forth the two and two of all flesh, wherein is or wings and feathers unto the living creature after his kind, the breath of life. And they that ostrich? cattle, and creeping thing, and went in, went in male and female beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

Psalm 1, 10. For every beast of

of all flesh, as God had command-the forest is mine, and the cattle
ed him; and the LORD shut him
in.

Gen. xxxvii, 31-33. And they took Joseph's coat, and killed a kid of the goats, and dipped the coat in the blood; And they sent the coat of many colours, and they Gen. il, 19, 20. And out of the brought it to their father; and ground the LORD God formed said, This have we found: know every beast of the field, and now whether it be thy son's coat every fowl of the air; and brought or no. And he knew it, and said, them unto Adam to see what he It is my son's coat; an evil beast would call them: and whatsoever hath devoured him; Joseph is Adam called every living crea- without doubt rent in pieces. ture, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

Jer. xxvii, 5. I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me.

1 Cor. xv,39. All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.

GOD'S PROVIDENCE OVER
THEM, IN THEM, AND BY
THEM.

upon a thousand hills.

Psalm xlix, 12. Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm civ, 20-22. Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do Creep forth. The young lions their meat from God. The sun roar after their prey, and seek ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in

their dens.

Psalm cxlvii, 9. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry.

Lev. xxvi, 21, 22. And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring Ps. cxlviii, 7, 10, Praise the seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. I will LORD from the earth, ye dragons, also send wild beasts among you, and all deeps: Beasts, and all which shall rob you of your chil- cattle; creeping things, and flying dren, and destroy your cattle, and fowl. make you few in number; and your high ways shall be desolate.

Job v, 22, 23. At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth. For thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field: and the beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee.

Job vi, 5. Doth the wild ass bray when he hath grass? or loweth the ox over his fodder?

Job xii, 7-10. But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; Gen. i, 30. And to every beast and the fowls of the air, and they of the earth, and to every fowl of shall tell thee: Or speak to the the air, and to every thing that earth, and it shall teach thee: and creepeth upon the earth, wherein the fishes of the sea shall declare there is life, I have given every unto thee. Who knoweth not in

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Is. i, 3. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.

18. xliii, 20. The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.

Is. xxxiv, 16. Scek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for my mouth it hath commanded, and his spirit it hath gathered them.

Jer. viii, 7. Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the

crane and the swallow observe | behold, a the time of their coming, but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.

Jer. xii, 4. How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end.

Hosea il, 18. And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

Joel ii, 21. 22. Fear not. O land; be glad and rejoice: for the LORD will do great things. Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

Jonah iv, 11. And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and thefr left hand; and also much

Cattle?

Zech. xiv, 15. And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the male, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

Matth. vi. 26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns: yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Matth. x, 29. Are not two sparrews sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.

SUBJECTION TO MAN. Gen. 1, 28. And God blessed them, and God said unto them. Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

young lion roared | beasts of the islands shall dwell against him. And the Spirit of the there, and the owls shall dwell LORD came mightily upon him, therein: and it shall be no more and he rent him as he would have inhabited for ever; neither shall it rent a kid, and he had nothing in be dwelt in from generation to his hand: but he told not his generation. father or his mother what he had

done.

Dan. iv, 12, 25. The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of thereof, and all flesh was fed of the heaven dwelt in the boughs it.

1 Sam. xvii, 34-37. And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came out of the flock: And I went out a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him. Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear: and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be as one of them, seeing he hath defied the armies of the living God. David said moreover, The LORD that deliver-will." ed me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said

unto David, Go, and the LORD be with thee.

2 Sam. xxiii, 20. And Benaiah went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow.

which

Job xxviii, 7, 8. There is a path no fowl knoweth, and which the vulture's eye hath not seen. The lion's whelps have not trodden it, nor the fierce lion passed by it.

Job xxxv, 11. Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

P3. viii, 6-9. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!

Psalm xxxii, 9. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto

thee.

James iii, 7. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind.

WILD ANIMALS.

Gen. ix, 2, 3. And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things. Judges xiv, 5, 6. Then went Samson down, and his father and his mother, to Timnath, and came Jer. 1, 39. Therefore the wild to the vineyards of Timnath: and, I beasts of the desert with the wild

Isa. xxxiv, 14. The wild beasts of the desert shall also meet with the wild beasts of the island, and the satyr shall cry to his fellow.

from men, and thy dwelling shall That they shall drive thee be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he

in the wilderness forty days, Mark i, 13. And he was there tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.

BEAR.

ITS FIERCENESS.

2 Kings ii, 24. And he turned back, and looked on them, and

cursed them in the name of the

LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of

them.

2 Sam. xvii, 8. For, said Hushal, thou knowest thy father and his men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, the field; and thy father is a man as a bear robbed of her whelps in of war, and will not lodge with the people.

Prov. xvii, 12. Let a bear robbed of her whelps meet a man, rather than a fool in his folly.

Lam. iii, 10. He was unto me as a bear lying in wait, and as a lion in secret places.

Hosea xiil, 8. I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I de vour them like a lion; the wild. beast shall tear them.

BEHEMOTH OR HIPPOPOTAMUS.

Jobxl, 15-20, 22-24. Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his

bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his

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AGILE AND BEAUTIFUL.

Gen. xlix, 21. Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. Job xxxix, 1-4. Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? or knowest thou the time when they bring forth? They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows. Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up with corn; they go forth, and

return not unto them.

Ps. xviii, 33. He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

P3. xxix, 9. The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.

Ps. xlii, 1. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

Prov. v. 19. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love.

Cant. ii, 17. Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my beloved, and be thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether.

Cant. vii, 3. Thy two breasts are like two young roes that are twins.

Cant. viii, 14. Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the

mountains of spices.

Hab. iii, 19. The LORD God is, my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

DOG.

AN OBJECT OF CONTEMPT FOR ITS
FILTHY AND PREDATORY HABITS.

Exod. xi, 7. But against any of
the children of Israel shall not a
dog move his tongue, against man
or beast: that ye may know how
that the LORD doth put a differ-
ence between the Egyptians and
Israel.

Deut. xxiii, 18. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

Judges vii, 5. So he brought down the people unto the water: and the LORD said unto Gideon, Every one that lappeth of the water with his tongue, as a dog lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself; likewise every one that boweth down upon his knees to drink.

1 Sam. xvii, 43. And the Philistine said untó David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

1 Sam. xxiv, 14. After whom is the king of Israel come out? after whom dost thou pursue? after a dead dog, after a flea.

2 Sam. ili, 8. Then was Abner very wroth for the words of Ishbosheth, and said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hand of David, that thou chargest me to day with a fault concerning this woman?

2 Sam. ix, 8. And he bowed himself, and said, What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?

2 Sam. xvi,9. Then said Abishai the son of Zeruiah unto the king, Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? let me go over, I pray thee, and take off his head.

1 Kin. xiv, 11. Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat.

1 Kin. xvi, 4. Him that dieth of Baasha in the city shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth of his in the fields shall the fowls of the air

eat.

1 Kin. xxi, 19, 23. And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, Hast thou

killed, and also taken possession? And thou shalt speak unto him, saying, Thus saith the LORD, In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine. And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, Saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.

2 Kin. viii, 13. And Hazael said, But what, is thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The LORD hath shewed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

Job xxx, 1. But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would

have disdained to have set with

the dogs of my flock.

Ps. xxii, 16. For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

Ps. lix, 6. They return at evening; they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.

Ps. lxviii, 23. That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, and the tongue of thy dogs in the same.

Prov. xxvi, 11, 17. As a dog returneth to his vomit, so a fool returneth to his folly. He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.

Prov. xxx, 31. A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

Eccles. ix, 4. For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.

Isa. Ivi, 10, 11. His watchman are blind: they are all ignorant, they are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Yea, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way, every one for his gain, from his quarter.

Isa. lxvi, 3. He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck. ***

Jer. xv, 3. And I will appoint over them for kinds, saith the LORD: the sword to slay, and the dogs to tear, and the fowls of the heaven, and the beasts of the earth, to devour and destroy.

Matth. vii,6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you,

Matth. xv, 26, 27. But he answer

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SMALL BUT CUNNING. Neh. iv, 3. Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.

P. Ixiii, 10. They shall fall by the sword: they shall be a portion for foxes.

Lam. v, 18. Because of the mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes walk upon it.

Ezek. xiii. 4. O Israel, thy prophets are like the foxes in the

deserts.

Matth. viii, 20. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

Luke xiii, 32. And he said unto them. Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to day and to morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.

LEOPARD.

ITS SPOTTED HIDE, AND SWIFT AND SUDDEN SPRING.

Cant. iv, 8. Come with me from Lebanon, my spouse, with me from Lebanon: look from the top of Amana, from the top of Shenir and Hermon, from the lions' dens, from the mountains of the leopards.

Isa. xi, 6. The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.

Jer. xili, 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do

evil

Dan, vil, 6. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard,

which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl: the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Hosea xiii, 7. Therefore I will be unto them as a lion; as a leopard by the way will I observe them.

Hab. 1, 8. Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more flerce than the evening wolves; and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

Rev. xiii, 2. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

LION.

Judges xiv, 8. And after a time he returned to take her, and he turned aside to see the carcase of the lion: and, behold, there was a swarm of bees and honey in the carcase of the lion.

1 Kings xiii, 24-26. And when he was gone, a lion met him by carcase was cast in the way, and the way, and slew him: and his the ass stood by it, the lion also stood by the carcase. And, behold, men passed by, and saw the carcase cast in the way, and the lion standing by the carcase: and they came and told it in the city where the old prophet dwelt. And when the prophet that brought him back from the way heard thereof, he said, It is the man of God, who was disobedient unto the word of the LORD: therefore the LORD hath delivered him unto the lion, which hath torn him, and slain him, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake unto him.

1 Kings xx, 36. Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the LORD, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him."

2 Kings xvii, 25, 26. And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them. Wherefore they spake to the king of Assyria, saying, The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the God of the land: therefore he hath sent lions among them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manIner of the God of the land.

ITS BOLDNESS AND POWER. whelp: from the prey, my son, Gen. xlix, 9. Judah is a lion's thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?

Num. xxiii. 24. Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion; he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

Num. xxiv, 9. He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion; who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

Deut. xxxiii, 20, 22. And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head. And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.

2 Sam. xvii, 10. And he also that is valiant, whose heart is as the heart of a lion, shall utterly melt: for all Israel knoweth that thy father is a mighty man, and they which be with him are valiant men.

1 Kings vii, 29, 36. And on the borders that were between the bims: and upon the ledges there ledges were lions, oxen, and cheruwas a base above: and beneath the lions and oxen were certain additions made of thin work. For on the plates of the ledges thereof, and on the borders thereof, he graved cherubims, lions, and palm trees, according to the proportion of every one, and additions round about.

1 Kings x, 19, 20. The throne had six steps, and the top of the throne was round behind: and there were stays on either side on the place of the seat, and two lions stood beside the stays. And twelve lions stood there on the the six steps: there was not the one side and on the other upon like made in any kingdom.

Job, iv, 10, 11. The roaring of the lion, and the voice of the fierce lion, and the teeth of the young lions, are broken. The old lion perisheth for lack of prey, and the stout lion's whelps are

scattered abroad.

Ps. x, 9. He lleth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Ps. xvii, 12. Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, and as it were a young lion lurking in secret places.

Ps. Ivi 6. Break their teeth, O God, in their month, break out the great teeth of the young lions, O LORD.

Prov. xix. 12. The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

Prov. xx, 2. The fear of a king is as the roaring of a lion: whoso provoketh him to anger sinneth against his own soul.

Prov. xxx, 30. A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any.

Isa. v, 29. Their roaring shall be like a lion, they shall roar like young lions: yea, they shall roar, and lay hold of the prey, and shall carry it away safe, and none shall

deliver it.

Isa. xxi, 8. And he cried, A lion: My lord, I stand continually upon the watchtower in the daytime, and I am set in my ward whole nights.

Isa. xxxviii, 13. I reckoned till morning, that, as a lion, so will he break all my bones: from day even to night wilt thou make an end of

me.

Jer. iv, 7. The lion is come up from his thicket, and the destroyer of the Gentiles is on his way; he is gone forth from his place to make thy land desolate; and thy cities shall be laid waste, without an inhabitant.

Jer. xil, S. Mine heritage is unto me as a lion in the forest; it crieth out against me: therefore have I hated it.

Jer. xxv, 38. He hath forsaken his covert, as the lion: for their land is desolate because of the flerceness of the oppressor, and because of his fierce anger.

Jer. xlix, 19. Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the swelling of Jordan against the habitation of the strong: but I will suddenly make him run away from her: and who is a chosen man, that I may appoint over her? for who is like me? and who will appoint me the time? and who is that shepherd that will stand before me?

Jer. li, 38. They shall roar together like lions: they shall yell as lions' whelps.

Ezek. xix, 2, 3, 5, 6. And say, What is thy mother? A lioness: she lay down among lions, she nourished her whelps among young lions.

And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men. Now when she saw that she had waited, and her hope was lost, then she took another of her whelps, and made him a young lion. And he went up and down among the lions, he became a young lion, and learned to catch the prey, and devoured men.

Joel i. 6. For a nation is come up upon my land, strong, and

without number, whose teeth are the teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek teeth of a great lion.

Amos iii, 4, 8, 12. Will a lion roar in the forest, when he hath no prey? will a young lion cry out of his den, if he have taken nothing? The lion hath roared, who will not fear? the Lord God hath spoken, who can but prophesy? Thus saith the LORD; As the shep herd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and

in Damascus in a couch.

Micah v. 8. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.

Nahum ii, 11-13. Where is the dwelling of the lions, and the feeding place of the young lions, where the lion, even the old lion, walked, and the lion's whelp, and none made them afraid? The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin. Behold, I am against thee, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will burn her chariots in the smoke, and the sword shall devour thy young lions: and I will cut off thy prey from the earth, and the voice of thy messengers shall no more be heard.

2 Tim. iv, 17. Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

1 Pet. v, 8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

Rev. iv, 7. And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.

Rev. v. 5. And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Rev. x, 3. And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.

Dan. vi, 24. And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den

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of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.

(See under Miracle.)

LEVIATHAN OR CROCODILE.

Не

BULK AND APPEARANCE. Job xli, 31, 32, 18-21, 11. maketh the deep to boil like a pot: he maketh the sea like a pot of ointment. He maketh a path to shine after him; one would think the deep to be hoary. By his neesings a light doth shine, and his eyes are like the eyelids of the morning. Out of his mouth go burning lamps, and sparks of fire leap out. Out of his nostrils goeth smoke, as out of a seething pot or caldron. His breath kindleth coals, and a flame goeth out of his mouth. Who hath prevented me, that I should repay him whatsoever is under the whole heaven is mine.

IMPENETRABLE SCALES.

Job xli, 7, 12-17, 23, 26-30. Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish spears? I will not conceal his parts, nor his power, nor his comely proportion. Who can discover the face of his garment? or who can come to him with his double bridle? Who can open the doors of his face? his teeth are terrible round about. His scales are his pride, shut up together as with a close seal. One is so near to another, that no air can come between

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them. They are joined one to another, they stick together, that The they cannot be sundered. flakes of his flesh are joined together: they are firm in themselves; they cannot be moved. sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold: the spear, the dart, nor the habergeon. He esteemeth iron as straw, and brass as rotten wood. The arrow cannot make him flee: slingstones are turned with him into stubble. Darts are counted as stubble: he laugheth at the shaking of a spear. Sharp stones are under him: he spreadeth sharp pointed things upon the mire.

UNTAMABLE.

Job xli, 1-6, 8-10, 22, 24, 25, 33, 31.

Canst thou draw out leviathan with an hook? or his tongue with a cord which thou lettest down? Canst thou put an hook into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a thorn? Will he make many supplications unto thee? will he speak soft words unto thee? Will he make a covenant with thee? wilt thou take him for a servant for ever? Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? or

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