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- DISEASE THE TOKEN OF SIN. Deut. xxviii, 21. The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

John vi, 14. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

OFTEN PAINFUL. Job vii, 3, 4. So am I made to possess months of vanity, and wearisome nights are appointed to me. When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise, and the night be gone? and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day.

Job xxx, 15, 16, 19. Terrors are turned upon me: they pursue my soul as the wind; and my welfare passeth away as a cloud. And now my soul is poured out upon me; the days of affliction have taken hold upon me. He hath cast me into the mire, and I am become like dust and ashes.

Eccles. v, 17. All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.

Isa. xxxviii, 9-11. The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick, and was recovered of his sickness: I said in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years. I said, I shall not see the LORD, even the LORD, in the land of the living: I shall behold man no more with the inhabitants of the world.

Rev. xvi, 10. And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain.

BUT SENT BY GOD. Gen. xxxi, 42. Except the God of my father, the God of Abraham, and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely thou hadst sent me away now empty. God hath seen mine affliction, and the labour of my hands, and rebuked thee yesternight.

2 Sam. vii, 14. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If ho commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men.

Job v, 6, 7. Although affliction cometh not forth of the dust, neither, doth trouble spring out of the ground; Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.

Job x, 17. Thou renewest thy witnesses against me, and increasest thine indignation upon me: changes and war are against me.

Job xvi, 14. He breaketh me
with breach upon breach; he run-
neth upon me like a giant.

Job xxx, 11, 26. Because he
hath loosed my cord, and afflicted
me, they have also let loose the
bridle before me.
for good, then evil came unto me;
When I looked
and when I waited for light, there

came darkness.

hast proved us: thou hast tried
Ps. lxvi, 10. For thou, O God,
us, as silver is tried.

Ps. lxxxix, 30-33. If his children
my judgments; If they break my
forsake my law, and walk not in
statutes, and keep not my com-
mandments; Then will I visit
their trangression with the rod,
Nevertheless my loving-kindness
and their iniquity with stripes.
will I not utterly take from him,
nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.

that thy judgments are right, and
Ps. cxix, 75. I know, O LORD,
that thou in faithfulness hast af-

flicted me.

Eccles. vii, 14. In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him.

Isa. xxi, 4. My heart panted, fearfulness affrighted me: the night of my pleasure hath he turned into fear unto me.

Isa. xxvii, 7, 8. Hath he smitten him, as he smote those that smote him? or is he slain according to the slaughter of them that are slain by him? In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

Jer. viii, 15. We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble.

Verily it shall be well with thy Jer. xv, 11. The LORD said, remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil, and in the time of affliction.

Moab is near to come, and his afJer. xlviii, 16. The calamity of fliction hasteth fast.

Lam. i, 12-14. Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and unto my sorrow, which is done see if there be any sorrow like unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger. From above hath be sent fire into my bones, and it prevaileth against them: he hath spread a net for my feet; he hath turned me back; he bath made me deso

late and faint all the day. The yoke of my transgressions is bound by his hand; they are wreathed, and come up upon my neck: he hath made my strength to fall; the

LORD hath delivered me into their

hands, from whom I am not able

to rise up.

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Deut. viii, 5. Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.

2 Sam. xxil, 17, 19. He sent from above, he took me; he drew me out of many waters; They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the LORD was my stay.

Job v, 11. 17. To set up on high those that below; that those which mourn may be exalted to safety. Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth; therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty.

Job xi, 16. Because thou shalt

forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away.

Job xxxiv, 31, 32. Surely it is meet to be said unto God, I have borne chastisement, I will not offend any more: That which I see iniquity, I will do no more. not, teach thou me; if I have done

flictions of the righteous: but the Ps. xxxiv, 19. Many are the afLORD delivereth him out of them all.


P3. xci, 15. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

Ps. cxxix, 1, 2. Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth; yet they have not prevailed against me.

Ps. cxl, 12. I know that the LORD will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

Ps. cxlvi, 8. The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind: the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down: the LORD loveth the righteous.

Ps. cxlvii, 2, 3. The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts or Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Prov. ii, 11. My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction.

1зa. xxv, 3, 4. Therefore shall the strong people glorify thee, the city of the terrible nations shall fear thee. For thou hast been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Micah vi, 9. The LORD's voice crieth unto the city, and the man of wisdom shall see thy name: hear ye the rod, and who hath appointed it.

Nah. 1, 9, 12. What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. Thus saith the LORD, Though they be quiet, and likewise many, yet thus shall they be cut down, when he shall pass through. Though I have afflicted thee, I will afflict thee

no more.

Acts vii, 10. And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favour and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt; and he made him governor over Egypt, and all his house.

Phil. iv, 19. But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers,then are ye bastards, and not sons.



2 Chron. xxviii, 22. And in the time of his distress did he trespass yet more against the LORD: this is that king Ahaz.

Job xv, 11. Are the consolations of God small with thee? is there any secret thing with thee?

Isa. ix, 13, 14. For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts; Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

Jer. ii, 30. In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Zeph. iii, 2. She obeyed not the voice; she received not correction; she trusted not in the LORD; she drew not near to her God.


afflicted I went astray: but now; have I kept thy word. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Isa. xxvi, 8, 9, 16. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O LORD, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name. and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early:

for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. LORD, in trouble have they visited thee; they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.

Isa. xlviii, 10. Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.

Lam. iii, 19-21, 27, 28. Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth. He sitteth alone, and keepeth silence, because he hath borne it upon him.

Hosea v, 15. I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.

2 Chron. xxxiii, 12, 13. And wher he was in affliction he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers, And prayed unto him: and he was entreated of him, and his supplication, and 2 Cor. iv, 17. For our light heard brought him again to Jerusalem affliction, which is but for a mointo his kingdom. Then Manas-ment, worketh for us a far more seh knew that the LORD he was exceeding and eternal weight of glory.


Job xxxvi, 8-10, 21. And if they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of affliction; Then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions that they have exceeded. He openeth also their ear to discipline, and commandeth that they return from iniquity. Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction.

Ps. lv. 19. God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

P3. lxxviii, 34, 35. When he slew them, then they sought him; and Heb. xii, 5-8. And ye have for-they returned and enquired early after God: And they remembered gotten the exhortation which that God was their Rock, and the speaketh unto you as unto chilhigh God their Redeemer. dren, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him: For whom the Lord loveth be chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father

Ps. xciv, 12, 13. Blessed is the
man whom thou chastenest, O
LORD, and teachest him out of thy
law; That thou mayest give him
rest from the days of adversity,
until the pit be digged for the

Ps. cxix, 67, 71. Before I was

Heb. xil, 11. Now, no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.



Gen. xlviii, 1. And it came to pass after these things, that one told Joseph, Behold, thy father is sick: and he took with him his two sons, Manasseh and Ephraim.

2 Sam. xii, 15. And Nathan departed unto his house: and the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife bare unto David, and it was very sick.

Isa, i, 5. Why should ye be stricken any more? ye will revolt more and more. The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint.

Dan. viii, 27. And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days: afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.


Micah vi, 13. Therefore also will I make thee sick in smiting thee, in making thee desolate because of thy sins.

John xi, 1-4. Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick. When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

Phil. ii, 26. For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that ye had heard that he had been sick.

2 Tim. iv, 20. Erastus abode at Corinth: but Trophimus have I left at Miletum sick.


2 Sam. xiii, 4. And he said unto him, Why art thou, being the king's son, lean from day to day?

wilt thou not tell me? And Amnon said unto him, I love Tamar, my brother Absalom's sister.

Job xvi, 8. And thou hast filled me with wrinkles, which is a wit

ness against me: and my leanness rising up in me beareth witness to my face.

Job xxx, 22. Thou liftest me up to the wind; thou causest me to ride upon it, and dissolvest my


Ps. xxii, 17. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon


Ps. cii, 11. My days are like a shadow that declineth; and I am withered like grass.

Ps. cix, 24. My knees are weak through fasting, and my flesh faileth of fatness.



Lev. xxvi, 16. I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart; and ye shall sow your seed in vain; for your enemies shall eat it.


and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.

Lev. xiii, 18-23. The flesh also, in which, even in the skin thereof, was a boil, and is healed, And in the place of the boil there be a white rising, or a bright spot, white, and somewhat reddish, and it be shewed to the priest; And if, when the priest seeth it, behold, it be in sight lower than the skin, and the hair thereof be turned white, the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague of leprosy broken out of the boil. But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hairs therein, and if it be not lower dark; then the priest shall shut than the skin, but be somewhat him up seven days. And if it spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a plague. But if the bright spot stay in his place, and spread not, it is a burning boil; and the priest shall pronounce him clean.

2 Kings xx, 7. And Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he



Lev. xix, 14. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

that maketh the blind to wander Deut. xxvii, 18. Cursed be he shall say, Amen. out of the way: and all the people

Matth. ix, 27. And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on


John ix, 1-3, 39, 40. And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.....

Deut. xxviii, 29. And thou shalt grope at noon-day, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

Job xxix, 15. I was eyes to the Exod. ix, 10. And they took blind, and feet was I to the lame. ashes of the furnace, and stood Isa. lix, 9, 10. Therefore is judgbefore Pharaoh; and Moses ment far from us, neither doth sprinkled it up toward heaven; ' justice overtake us: we wait for

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P3. xxxix, 2. I was dumb with silence; I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.

Ezek. xxiv, 27. In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.


2 Chron. xxi, 18, 19. And after all this the LORD smote him [Jehoram] in his bowels with an incurable disease. And it came to pass, that, in process of time, after the end of two years, his bowels fell out by reason of his sickness; 80 he died of sore diseases: and his people made no burning for him, like the burning of his fathers.

Acts xxviii, 8. And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever, and of a bloody

flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.


1 Sam. v, 6, 12. But the hand of the LORD was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod, and the coasts thereof. And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods; and the cry of the city went up to heaven.


Matth. xvii, 15. Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes

he falleth into the fire, and oft

into the water.


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2 Sam. iv, 4. And Jonathan, Saul's son, had a son that was lame of his feet. He was five Deut. xxviii, 22. The LORD shall years old when the tidings came smite thee with a fever. Job xxx, 27, 30. My bowels boiled, and rested not; the days of affliction prevented me. My skin is black upon me, and my bones

are burned with heat.

Matth. viii, 14. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

John iv, 52. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the

fever left him.


Prov. xxv, 19. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint.

of Saul and Jonathan out of Jezreel, and his nurse took him up, and fled: and it came to pass, as she made haste to flee, that he tell, and became lame; and his name was Mephibosheth.

2 Sam. ix, 13. So Mephibosheth dwelt in Jerusalem: for he did eat continually at the king's table; and was lame on both his feet.


2 Kings v, 27. The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow. 2 Chron. xxvi, 21, 23. And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and dwelt in a several house, being a leper, for he was cut off from the house of the

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Lev. xiii, 2, 3, 7-11, 14, 15, 24–27, 29, 30, 35, 36, 42-44. When a man shall have in the skin of his flesh a rising, a scab, or bright spot, and it be in the skin of his flesh shall be brought unto Aaron the like the plague of leprosy, then he priest, or unto one of his sons the priests: And the priest shall look on the plague in the skin of the flesh; and when the hair in the plague is turned white, and the plague in sight be deeper than the skin of his flesh, it is a plague of leprosy: and the priest shall look on him, and pronounce him unclean. But if the scab spread much abroad in the skin, after that he hath been seen of the priest for his cleansing, he shall be seen of the priest again. And if the priest see, that, behold, the scab spreadeth in the skin; then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a leprosy. When the plague of leprosy is in a man, then he shall be brought unto the him: and, behold, if the rising be priest; And the priest shall see white in the skin, and it have turned the hair white, and there be quick raw flesh in the rising, It is an old leprosy in the skin of his flesh; and the priest shall pronounce him unclean, and shall not shut him up: for he is unclean.

But when raw flesh appeareth in him, he shall be unclean. And the priest shall see the raw flesh, and pronounce him to be unclean; for the raw flesh is unclean: it is a leprosy. Or if there be any flesh,

in the skin whereof there is a hot burning, and the quick flesh that burneth have a white bright spot, somewhat reddish, or white; Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the hair in the bright spot be turned white, and it be in sight deeper than the skin, it is a leprosy broken out of the burning: wherefore the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. But if the priest look on it, and, behold, there be no white hair in the bright spot,

and it be no lower than the other skin, but be somewhat dark; then the priest shall shut him up seven days. And the priest shall look upon him the seventh day; and if it be spread much abroad in the skin, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is the plague of leprosy. If a man or woman have a plague upon the head or the beard; Then the priest shall see the plague: and, behold, if it be in sight deeper than the skin, and there be in it a yellow thin hair, then the priest shall pronounce him unclean: it is a dry scall, even a leprosy upon the head or beard. But if the scall spread much in the skin after his cleansing; Then the priest shall look on him: and, behold, if the scall be spread in the skin, the priest shall not seek for yellow hair; he is unclean. And if there be in the bald head, or bald forehead, a white reddish sore, it is a leprosy sprung up in his bald head, or his bald forehead. Then the priest shall look upon it: and, behold, if the rising of the sore be white reddish in his bald head, or in his bald forehead, as the leprosy appeareth in the skin of the flesh, He is a leprous man, he is unclean: the priest shall pronounce him utterly unclean; his plague is

in his head.


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spread not, and there be in it no hold, the plague have not
yellow hair, and the scall be not changed his colour, and the plague
in sight deeper than the skin; Hebe not spread, it is unclean; thou
shall be shaven, but the scall shall shalt burn it in the fire: it is fret
he not shave: and the priest shall inward, whether it be bare within
shut up him that hath the scall or without. And if the priest
seven days more. And in the look, and, behold, the plague be
seventh day the priest shall look somewhat dark after the washing
on the scall: and, behold, if the of it; then he shall rend it out of
scall be not spread in the skin, the garment, or out of the skin,
nor be in sight deeper than the or out of the warp, or out of the
skin; then the priest shall pro- woof. And if it appear still in the
nounce him clean; and he shall garment, either in the warp, or in
wash his clothes, and be clean. the woof, or in any thing of skin,
But if the scall be in his sight at a it is a spreading plague; thou
stay, and that there is black hair shalt burn that wherein the
grown up therein, the scall is plague is with fire. And the gar-
healed, he is clean: and the priest ment, either warp or woof, or
shall pronounce him clean.
whatsoever thing of skin it be,
which thou shalt wash, if the
plague be departed from them,
then it shall be washed the second
time, and shall be clean. This is


Lev. xiii, 46. All the days where
in the plague shall be in him he
shall be defiled; he is unclean; he
shall dwell alone; without the camp
shall his habitation be.

Num. v, 2-4. Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is defiled by the dead: Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I dwell. And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the children of


Lev. xiii, 4, 5, 12, 13, 17, 31-34, 37. If the bright spot be white in the skin of his flesh, and in sight be not deeper than the skin, and the hair thereof be not turned white; LEPROSY IN GARMENTS. then the priest shall shut up him Lev. xiii, 49-59. And if the that hath the plague seven days. plague be greenish or reddish in And the priest shall look on him the garment, or in the skin, either the seventh day: and, behold, if in the warp, or in the woof, or in the plague in his sight be at a any thing of skin; it is a plague of stay, and the plague spread not in leprosy, and shall be shewed unto the skin; then the priest shall shut the priest. And the priest shall him up seven days more. And look upon the plague, and shut if a leprosy break out abroad in up it that hath the plague seven the skin, and the leprosy cover all days. And he shall look on the the skin of him that hath the plague on the seventh day: if the plague, from his head even to his plague be spread in the garment, foot, wheresoever the priest look- either in the warp, or in the woof, eth; Then the priest shall consi- or in a skin, or in any work that der: and, behold, if the leprosy is made of skin, the plague is have covered all his flesh, he shall a fretting leprosy; it is unclean. pronounce him clean that hath the He shall therefore burn that garplague; it is all turned white: he ment, whether warp or woof, in is clean. And the priest shall see woollen or in linen, or any thing him: and, behold, if the plague be of skin, wherein the plague is: for turned into white; then the priest it is a fretting leprosy: it shall be shall pronounce him clean that burnt in the fire. And if the hath the plague: he is clean. And priest shall look, and, behold, the if the priest look on the plague of plague be not spread in the garthe scall, and, behold, it be not in ment, either in the warp, or in sight deeper than the skin, and the woof, or in any thing of skin; that there is no black hair in it; Then the priest shall command then the priest shall shut up him that they wash the thing wherein that hath the plague of the scall the plague is, and he shall shut it seven days. And in the seventh up seven days more. And the day the priest shall look on the priest shall look on the plague, plague: and, behold, if the scall' after that it is washed: and, be

the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment of woollen or linen, either in the warp, or woof, or any thing of skins, to pronounce it clean, or to pronounce it unclean.

Lev. xiv, 54-57. This is the law

for all manner of plague of leprosy, and scall, And for the leprosy of for a rising, and for a scab, and for a garment, and of a house, And a bright spot; To teach when it is unclean, and when it is clean: this is the law of leprosy.

Deut. xxiv, 8. Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do.


LOSS OF APPETITE. Job xxxiii, 20. So that his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty meat.

and withered like grass; so that I Ps. cii, 4. My heart is smitten, forget to eat my bread.

Ps. cvii, 17, 18. Fools, because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted: Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.


Deut. xxviii, 28. The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart.

1 Sam. xxi, 15. Have I need of

madmen, that ye have brought this fellow to play the madman in my presence? shall this fellow come into my house?

Dan. iv, 36. At the same time my reason returned unto me; and,

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