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Isa. xxiii, 5, 8, 15, 17. As at the report concerning Egypt, so shall they be sorely pained at the report of Tyre. Who hath taken this counsel against Tyre the crowning city, whose merchants are princes, whose traffickers are the honourable of the earth? And it shall come to pass in that day, that Tyre shall be forgotten seventy years, according to the days of one king: after the end of seventy years shall Tyre sing as an harlot. And it shall come to pass, after the end of seventy years, that the LORD will visit Tyre, and she shall turn to her hire, and shall commit fornication with all the kingdoms of the world upon the face of the earth.

Jer. xxv, 22. And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea.

Jer. xxvii, 3. And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus.

Ezek. xxvi, 2, 3. Son of man, because that Tyrus hath said against Jerusalem, Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people; she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste: Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against thee, O Tyrus, and will cause many nations to come up against thee, as the sea causeth his waves to come up.

Ezek. xxvii, 2, 32. Now, thou son of man, take up a lamentation for Tyrus. And in their wailing they shall take up a lamentation for thee, and lament over thee, saying, What city is like Tyrus, like the destroyed in the midst of the

sea?

Ezek. xxviii, 2, 12. Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GoD, Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Son of man, Take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD, Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.

Ezek. xxix, 18. Son of man, Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: every head was made bald, and every shoulder was peeled; yet had he no wages, nor his army, for Tyrus, for the service that he had served against it.

Hosea ix, 13. Ephraim, as I saw Tyrus, is planted in a pleasant

place: but Ephraim shall bring
forth his children to the murderer.

Amos i, 9, 10. Thus saith the
LORD, for three transgressions of
Tyrus, and for four, I will not
turn away the punishment thereof;
because they delivered up the
whole captivity to Edom, and
remembered not the brotherly
covenant: But I will send a fire
on the wall of Tyrus, which shall
devour the palaces thereof.

Zech. ix, 2, 3. And Hamath also shall border thereby; Tyrus, and Zidon, though it be very wise. And Tyrus did build herself a strong hold, and heaped up silver as the dust, and fine gold as the mire of the streets.

Acts xii, 20. And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and Sidon: but they came with one accord to him, and, having made Blastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace; because their country was nourished by the king's country.

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2 Peter iii, 1-13. This second epistle, beloved, I now write unto Matth. xi, 21. Woe unto thee, you; in both which I stir up your Chorazin! woe unto thee, Beth-pure minds by way of rememsaida! for if the mighty works, brance: That ye may be mindful which were done in you, had been of the words which were spoken done in Tyre and Sidon, they before by the holy prophets, and apostles of the Lord and Saviour: would have repented long ago in of the commandment of us the sackcloth and ashes. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying. Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water, and in the water: Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished: But the heavens and the earth which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reJoshua xi, 8. And the LORD do- served unto fire against the day livered them into the hand of of judgment and perdition of unsmote them, and godly men. But, beloved, be not Israel, who chased them unto great Zidon, ignorant of this one thing, that one and unto Misrephoth-malm, and day is with the Lord as a thousand unto the valley of Mizpeh east-years, and a thousand years as ward; and they smote them, until they left them none remaining.

ZIDON.

Gen. xlix, 13. Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships: and his border shall be unto Zidon.

1 Kings xvii, 9. Arise. get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.

one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also, and the works that are therein, shall be burnt up. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness; Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens, being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? Nevertheless we, according Jer. xlvii, 4. Because of the day to his promise, look for now that cometh to spoil all the Philis-heavens and a new earth, wherein tines, and to cut off from Tyrus dwelleth righteousness.

Isa. xxiii, 2, 4, 12. Be still, ye inhabitants of the isle; thou whom the merchants of Zidon, that pass over the sea, have replenished. Be thou ashamed, O Zidon; for the sea hath spoken, even the strength of the sea, saying, I travail not, nor bring forth children, neither do I nourish up young men, nor bring up virgins. And he said, Thou shalt no more rejoice, O thou oppressed virgin, daughter of Zidon: arise, pass over to Chittim; there also shalt thou have no rest.

1. THE FAMILY, A DIVINE INSTITUTION. Gen. ix, 1, 7. And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth. And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein.

FAMILY.

let thy name be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel: and let the house of thy servant David be established before thee. For thou, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, hast revealed to thy servant, saying, I will build thee an house; therefore hath thy servant found in his heart to pray this Job v, 24, 25. And thou shalt prayer unto thee. And now, O know that thy tabernacle shall be Lord GOD, thou art that God, and in peace; and thou shalt visit thy thy words be true, and thou hast babitation, and shalt not sin. promised this goodness unto thy Thou shalt know also that thy servant: Therefore now let it Feed shall be great, and thine off-please thee to bless the house of spring as the grass of the earth.

Ps. cxviii, 15. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous: the right hand of the LORD doeth valiantly.

P3. cxxviii, 3, 4. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine house: thy children like olive-plants round about thy table. Behold, that thus shall the man

be blessed that feareth the LORD.

Prov. ill, 33. The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

Mal. ii, 15. And did not he make one? Yet had he the reHue of the Spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

PRAYERS ON BEHALF OF

FAMILY.

2 Sam. vii, 18-21, 25-29. Then went king David in, and sat before the LORD, and he said, Who am I, O Lord GoD? and what is my house, that thou hast brought me hitherto? And this was yet a small thing in thy sight, O Lord Go, but thou hast spoken also of thy servant's house for a great while to come: and is this the manner of man, O Lord God? And what can David say more unto thee? for thou, Lord God, knowest thy servant. For thy word's sake, and according to thine own heart, hast thou done all these great things, to make thy servant know them. And now, Ó LORD God, the word that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, establish it for ever, and do as thou hast said. And

thy servant, that it may continue
Lord GOD, hast spoken it; and
for ever before thee: for thou, O
with thy blessing let the house of
thy servant be blessed for ever.

1 Kings viii, 25, 26. Therefore
now, LORD God of Israel, keep
that thou promisedst him, saying,
with thy servant David my father
There shall not fail thee a man in
my sight to sit on the throne of
Israel; so that thy children take
heed to their way, that they walk
before me, as thou hast walked
before me. And now, O God of
Israel, let thy word, I pray thee,
be verified, which thou spakest
unto thy servant David my

father.

goodness unto thy servant: Now therefore let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may be before thee for ever: for thou blessest, O LORD, and it shall be blessed for ever.

ESPECIALLY ON BEHALF
OF CHILDREN.

Gen. xvii, 18. And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Gen. xxviii, 3, 4. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of ing of Abraham, to thee, and to people: And give thee the blessthy seed with thee; that thou mayest inherit the land wherein thou art a stranger, which God gave unto Abraham.

said, O God of my father Abraham, Gen. xxxii, 9-11. And Jacob and God of my father Isaac, the LORD which saidst unto me, Return unto thy country, and to thy kindred, and I will deal well with thee: I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan,

and now I am become two bands. Deliver me, I pray thee, from the hand of my brother, from the hand of Esau: for I fear him, lest he will come and smite me, and the mother with the children.

2 Sam. xii, 16. David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth.

1 Chron. xvii, 17-19, 23-27. And yet this was a small thing in thine eyes, O God; for thou hast also spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, and hast regarded me according to the estate of a man of high degree, O LORD God. What can David speak more to thee for the honour of thy servant? for thou knowest thy 1 Chron. xxii, 12. Only the servant. O LORD, for thy servant's sake, and according to thine ownderstanding, and give thee charge LORD give thee wisdom and unheart, hast thou done all this greatness, in making known all concerning Israel, that thou mayest keep the law of the LORD thy these great things. Therefore God. now, LORD, let the thing that thou hast spoken concerning thy servant, and concerning his house, be established for ever, and do as thou hast said. Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying, The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee. For thou, O my God, hast told thy servant that thou wilt build him an house: therefore thy servant bath found in his heart to pray before thee. And now, LORD, thou art God, and hast promised this

1 Chron. xxix, 19. And give unto Solomon my son a perfect heart, to keep thy commandments, thy testimonies, and thy statutes, and to do all these things, and to build the palace, for the which I have made provision.

Job i, 5. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them [his children] and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in

their hearts. Thus did Job con-1 the fifth, Ammiel the sixth, Issa- | but one lot and one portion to intinually.

Ps. xc, 16. Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.

II. CHILDREN. THE GIFT OF GOD, AND SOMETIMES ASKED FROM

HIM.

char the seventh, Peulthai the
eighth; for God blessed him.

Ps. cxxvii, 3. Lo, children are
an heritage of the LORD: and the

fruit of the womb is his reward.

USUALLY ESTEEMED A SPECIAL BLESSING. Gen. vi, 1. And it came to pass, Gen. xxx, 17. And God heark-when men began to multiply on ened unto Leah, and she conceiv- the face of the earth, and daughed, and bare Jacob the fifth son.

Gen. xxxiii, 5. And he lifted up his eyes, and saw the women and the children, and said, Who are And he said, those with thee? The children which God hath graciously given thy servant.

Gen. xlviii, 8, 9. And Israel beheld Joseph's sons, and said, Who are these? And Joseph said unto his father, They are my sons, whom God hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray thee, unto me, and I will

bless them.

ters were born unto them.

Gen. xvii, 16, 20. And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, and she shall be a mother of nations; kings of people shall be of her. And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: behold, I have blessed him. and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget; and I will make him a great nation.

Gen. xviii, 10, 14. And he said, I will certainly return unto thee according to the time of life; and, 1 Sam. i, 9-11, 25-28. So Hannah lo, Sarah thy wife shall have a son. And Sarah heard it in the rose up after they had eaten in Shiloh, and after they had drunk: tent-door, which was behind him. Is any thing too hard for the (now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post of the temple of LORD? At the time appointed I the LORD:) And she was in bitter-will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall ness of soul, and prayed unto the have a son. LORD, and wept sore. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man-child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli. And she said, Oh my lord! as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here praying unto the LORD. For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.

-1 Sam. ii, 20, 21. And Eli blessed Elkanah and his wife, and said, The LORD give thee seed of this woman, for the loan which is lent to the LORD. And they went unto their own home. And the LORD visited Hannah, so that she conceived, and bare three sons and two daughters. And the child Samuel grew before the LORD.

1 Chron. xxvi, 4, 5. Moreover, the sons of Obed-edom were Shemaiah the first-born, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel

Gen. xxi, 10, 13, 18. Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bond-woman and her son: for the son of this bond-woman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac. And also of the son of the bond-woman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed. Arise, lift up the lad, and hold him in thine hand; for I will make him a great nation.

Gen. 1, 23. And Joseph saw Ephraim's children of the third generation: the children also of Machir, the son of Manasseh, were brought up upon Joseph's knees.

Lev. xxvi, 9. For I will have
respect unto you, and make you
fruitful, and multiply you, and
establish my covenant with you.

Deut. vii, 12-14. Wherefore it
shall come to pass, if ye hearken
to these judgments, and keep, and
do them, that the LORD thy God
shall keep unto thee the covenant
and the mercy which he sware
unto thy fathers. And he will
love thee, and bless thee, and
multiply thee: he will also bless
the fruit of thy womb.
Thou shalt be blessed above all
people: there shall not be male
or female barren among you, or
among your cattle.

Josh. xvii, 14, 17. And the chil-
dren of Joseph spake unto Joshua,
saying, Why hast thou given mé

herit, seeing I am a great people, forasmuch as the LORD hath blessed me hitherto? And Joshua

spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh, saying, Thou art a great people, and hast great power: thou shalt not have one lot only.

Ruth iv, 14. And the women said which hath not left thee this day unto Naomi, Blessed be the LORD, without a kinsman, that his name may be famous in Israel.

1 Sam. xx, 14, 15. And thou shalt not only, while yet I live, shew me the kindness of the LORD, that I die not: But also thou shalt not

cut off thy kindness from my house for ever: no, not when the LORD hath cut off the enemies of David every one from the face of the earth.

2 Kings iv, 14-16. And he said, What then is to be done for her? And Gehazi answered, Verily she hath no child, and her husband is old. And he said, Call her. And when he had called her, she stood in the door. And he said. About this season, according to the time of life, thou shalt embrace a son. And she said, Nay, my lord, thou man of God, do not lie unto thine

handmaid.

1 Chron. iv, 38. These mentioned by their names were princes in their families; and the house of their fathers increased greatly.

Ps. xlv, 16, 17. Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. I will make thy name to be remembered in all

generations; therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and

ever.

Ps. cii, 28. The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be established before thee.

Ps. cvii, 38. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

Ps. cxv, 14, 15. The LORD shall increase you more and more, you and your children. Ye are blessed of the LORD, which made heaven and earth.

Ps. cxxviii, 6. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Israel.

Prov. xiv, 28. In the multitude

of people is the king's honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.

Isa. xxvi, 15. Thou hast increased the nation; O LORD, thou hast thou art increased the nation; glorified; thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.

Isa. xlviii, 19. Thy seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of thy bowels like the gravel thereof; his name should not have been cut off nor destroyed from before me.

hold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction. And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every Jer. xxxv, 18, 19. And Jeremiah man's hand against him: and he said unto the house of the Recha-shall dwell in the presence of all bites, Thus saith the LORD of his brethren. hosts, the God of Israel, Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you; Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Jonadab the son of Rechab shall not want a man to stand before me for ever.

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Gen. iv, 1, 17. And Adam knew

Exod. xxi, 22. If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

Ruth iv, 13. So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his wife: and when he went in unto her, the LORD gave her conception, and she bare a son.

2 Sam. xi, 5. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.

1 Kings iii, 17, 18. And the one woman said, O my lord, I and this woman dwell in one house; and I was delivered of a child with her in the house. And it came to pass, the third day after that I was delivered, that this woman was delivered also: and we were together; there was no stranger in the house. with us in the house, save we two

2 Kings xv, 16. Then Menahem smote Tiphsah, and all that were therein, and the coasts thereof from Tirzah: because they opened not to him, therefore he smote it; and all the women therein that were with child he ripped up.

1 Chron. il, 24. And after that Hezron was dead in Caleb

ephratah, then Abiah, Hezron's wife, bare him Ashur the father of Tekoa.

went in to his wife, she conceived, 1 Chron. vil, 23. And when he and bare a son, and he called his name Beriah, because it went evil with his house.

Luke i, 24, 41. And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived,

me as the clay; and wilt thon bring me into dust again? Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese? Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.

Job xv, 85. They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity, and their belly prepareth deceit.

Ps. vii, 14. Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

Ps. xxii, 9, 10. But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

Ps. xlviii, 6. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Ps. lxxi, 6. By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

Ps. cxxxix, 13-16. For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Eccles. xi, 5. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the works of God who maketh all. womb of her that is with child; even so thou knowest not the

Cant. viii, 5. (Who is this that cometh up from the wilderness, raised thee up under the appleleaning upon her beloved?) I tree: there thy mother brought thee

Eve his wife; and she conceived and hid herself five months, say- forth; there she brought thee forth

and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD. And Cain knew his wife; and she conceived, and bare Enoch.

....

Gen. xvi, 4, 5. And he went in unto Hagar, and she conceived: and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her eyes. And Sarai said unto Abram, My wrong be upon thee: I have given my maid into thy bosom; and when she saw that she had conceived, I was despised in her eyes: the LORD judge between me and thee.

Gen. xvi, 11, 12. And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Be

ing. And it came to pass, that, When Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost.

ALLUSIONS.

(See under BODY.)

2 Kings xix, 3. And they said unto him, Thus saith Hezekiah, This day is a day of trouble, and of rebuke, and blasphemy: for the children are come to the birth, and there is not strength to bring forth.

Job x, 9-11. Remember, I beseech thee, that thou hast made

that bare thee.

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time of her delivery, is in pain, and
rrieth out in her pangs, so have we
We
been in thy sight, O LORD.
have been with child, we have
been in pain, we have as it were
brought forth wind; we have not
wrought any deliverence in the
earth; neither have the inhabi-
tants of the world fallen.

Isa. xlii, 14. I have long time holden my peace; I have been still, and refrained myself: now will I cry like a travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once. Isa. Ixvi, 7-9. Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she was delivered of a man-child. Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children. Shall I bring to the birth, and not cause to bring forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and shut the womb? saith thy God.

Jer. iv, 31. For I have heard a voice as of a woman in travail, and the anguish as of her that bringeth forth her first child, the voice of the daughter of Zion, that bewaileth herself, that spreadeth her hands, saying, Woe is me now! for my soul is wearied because of murderers.

Jer. vi, 24. We have heard the fame thereof; our hands wax feeble: anguish hath taken hold of us, and pain, as of a woman in travail.

Jer. xxx, 6. Ask ye now, and see whether a man doth travail with child? wherefore do I see every man with his hands on his loins, as a woman in travail, and all faces are turned into paleness?

Jer. xlviii, 41. Kerioth is taken, and the strong holds are surprised, and the mighty men's hearts in Moab at that day shall be as the heart of a woman in her pangs.

Jer. 1, 43. The king of Babylon hath heard the report of them, and his hands waxed feeble: anguish took hold of him, and pangs, as of

a woman in travail.

Hosea xiii, 16. Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword; their infants shall be dashed in pleces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.

Amos i, 13. Thus saith the LORD, For three transgressions of the children of Aminon, and for four, I will not turn away the punish ment thereof; because they have ripped up the women with child of Gilead, that they might enlarge

their border.

Micah iv, 9, 10. Now, why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king

enemies.

And

in thee? is thy counsellor perished? | purifying be fulfilled. But if she
for pangs have taken thee as a bear a maid-child, then she shall
woman in travail. Be in pain, and be unclean two weeks, as in her
labour to bring forth, O daughter separation; and she shall continue
of Zion, like a woman in travail: in the blood of her purifying
for now shalt thou go forth out of threescore and six days.
the city, and thou shalt dwell in the when the days of her purifying
field, and thou shalt go even to are fulfilled, for a son, or for a
Babylon; there shalt thou be de- daughter, she shall bring a lamb of
livered; there the LORD shall re- the first year for a burnt-offering,
deem thee from the hand of thine and a young pigeon, or a turtle-
dove, for a sin-offering, unto the
door of the tabernacle of the con-
gregation, unto the priest; Who
shall offer it before the LORD, and
make an atonement for her; and
she shall be cleansed from the
issue of her blood. This is the
law for her that hath born a male
or a female. And if she be not
able to bring a lamb, then she
shall bring two turtles, or two
young pigeons; the one for the
burnt-offering, and the other for a
sin-offering: and the priest shall
make an atonement for her, and
she shall be clean.

Mark xiii, 17. But woe to them that are with child and to them that give suck, in those days!

John xvi, 21. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy. . . .

1 Tim. ii, 15. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness, with sobriety.

TWINS.

Gen. xxv, 24-26. And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb. And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau. And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob; and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare

them.

Gen. xxxviil, 27-30. And it came to pass, in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand; and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out; and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand; and his name was called

Zarah.

And

TREATMENT OF CHILD AND

MOTHER.

Lev. xii, 2-8. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man-child, then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised. And she shall then continue in the blood of her purifying three and thirty days: she shall touch no hallowed thing, nor come into the sanctuary, until the days of her

Ezek. xvi, 4, 5. And as for thy nativity, in the day thou wast born thy navel was not cut, neither wast thou washed in water to supple thec: thou wast not salted at None all, nor swaddled at all. eye pitied thee, to do any of these unto thee, to have commpassion upon thee; but thou wast cast out in the open field, to the loathing of thy person, in the day that thou wast born.

ABORTION.

Job iii, 16. Or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants which never saw light.

P8. lviii, S. . . . . Let every one of them pass away; like the untimely birth of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

Eccles. vi, 3-5. If a man beget an hundred children. and live many years, so that the days of his years be many, and his soul be not filled with good, and also that he have no burial; I say, that an untimely birth is better than he: For he cometh in with vanity. and departeth in darkness, and his

name

shall be covered with darkness. Moreover, he hath not seen the sun, nor known any thing: this hath more rest than the other.

Hosea ix, 11, 14. As for Ephraim, their glory shall fly away like a bird, from the birth, and from the womb, and from the conception. Give them, O LORD: what will thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

DEATH IN CHILD-BIRTH. Gen. xxxv, 16-19. And they journeyed from Beth-el; and there was but a little way to come to

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