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to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

HORSE.

Exod. xv, 21. And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea.

Deut. xvii, 16. But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that

way.

2 Kings 1, 11. And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked,that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire; and parted them both asunder, and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.

2 Kings xxiii, 11. And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

2 Chron. ix, 28. And they brought unto Solomon horses out of Egypt, and out of all lands.

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Ezra ii, 66. Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six. Esther vi, 8, 9. Let the royal apparel be brought which the king seth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head: And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

Ps. xxxiii, 17. An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

P3. cxlvii, 10. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of

a man.

Eccles. x, 7. I have seen servants rpon horses, and princes walking as servants upon the earth.

Isa. Ixiii, 13, 14. That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble? As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

Hosea xiv, 3. Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses.

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Zech. xii, 4. . . . And I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

Zech. xiv. 20. In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD.

CHARIOT.

USED BY THE GREAT.

Gen. xlvi, 29. And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen, and presented himself unto him; and he fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.

his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?

2 Kings ix, 16, 21. So Jehu rode in a chariot, and went to Jezreel; for Joram lay there. And Ahaziah king of Judah was come down to see Joram. And Joram said, Make ready. And his chariot was made ready. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out against Jehu, and met him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.

2 Kings x, 16. And he said, Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORD. So they made him

Gen. 1, 9. And there went up
with him both chariots and horse-ride in his chariot.
men: and it was a very great com-
pany.

Exod. xiv, 6. And he made ready
his chariot, and took his people
with him.

1 Kings vii, 33. And the work of the wheels was like the work of a chariot wheel: their axletrees, and their naves, and their felloes, and their spokes, were all molten.

1 Kings xviii, 44. And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.

1 Kings xx, 25, 33. And number
thee an army, like the army that
thou hast lost, horse for horse, and
chariot for chariot: and we will

fight against them in the plain,
than they. And he hearkened un-
and surely we shall be stronger
to their voice, and did so. Now
whether any thing would come
the men did diligently observe
from him, and did hastily catch it:
and they said, Thy brother Ben-
hadad. Then he said, Go ye,
Then
bring him.
Ben-hadad
came forth to him; and he caused
him to come up into the chariot.

1 Kings xxii, 35. And the battle
increased that day: and the king
against the Syrians, and died at
was stayed up in his chariot
even: and the blood ran out of the
wound into the midst of the
chariot.

2 Kings ▼, 9, 21, 26. So Naaman
came with his horses and with his
Ichariot, and stood at the door of
the house of Elisha. So Gehazi

followed after Naaman. And
when Naaman saw him running
after him, he lighted down from
the chariot to meet him, and said,
Is all well? And he said unto him,
Went not mine heart with thee,
when the man turned again from

Çant. iii, 9. King Solomon made himself a chariot of the wood of Lebanon.

Acts viii, 28-30. Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet. Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this chariot. And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

2 Kings ii, 12. And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.

Ps. lxviii, 17. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even among them, as in Sinai, in the thousands of angels: the LORD is holy place.

P3. civ, 3. Who layeth the beams

of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind.

Çant. 1,9. I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

Çant. vi, 12. Or ever I was aware, of Amminadib. my soul made me like the chariots

18a. xxi, 7, 9. And he saw a chariot with a couple of horsemen, a chariot of asses, and a chariot of camels; and he hearkened diligently with much heed: And, behold, here cometh a chariot of

men, with a couple of horsemen.

Isa. Ixvi, 20. And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto the LORD out of all nations

upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to

a field: and she lighted from off her ass; and Caleb said unto her, What wilt thou?

my holy mountain Jerusalem, I answered and said unto the angel saith the LORD, as the children of that talked with me, What are Israel bring an offering in a clean these, my lord? And the angel vessel into the house of the LORD. answered and said unto me, These Judges v, 10. Speak, ye that are the four spirits of the heavens, ride on white asses, ye that sit in Jer. xvii, 25. Then shall there which go forth from standing be-judgment, and walk by the way. enter into the gates of this city fore the Lord of all the earth. kings and princes sitting upon the The black horses which are therethrone of David, riding in chariots in go forth into the north country; and on horses, they, and their and the white go forth after them; princes, the men of Judah, and and the grisled go forth toward the inhabitants of Jerusalem: and the south country. And the bay this city shall remain for ever. went forth, and sought to go, that

Jer. xxii, 4. For if ye do this thing indeed, then shall there enter in by the gates of this house kings sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, he, and his servants, and his people.

Micah 1, 13. O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.

they might walk to and fro through
the earth: and he said, Get you
hence, walk to and fro through
the earth. So they walked to and
fro through the earth. Then
cried he upon me, and spake unto
me, saying, Behold, these that go
toward the north country have
quieted my spirit in the north

country.

MULES.

so, as she rode on the ass, that 1 Sam. xxv, 20, 23. And it was she came down by the covert of the hill, and, behold, David and his men came down against her; and she met them. And when and lighted off the ass, and fell Abigail saw David, she hasted, before David on her face, and bowed herself to the ground.

2 Sam. xiii, 29. And the servants of Absalom did unto Amnon as Absalom had commanded. Then all the king's sons arose, and every man gat him up upon his mule, and fled.

2 Sam. xvi, 2. And the king said unto Ziba, What meanest Gen. xxxvi, 24. And these are thou by these? And Ziba said, The the children of Zibeon; both Ajah, asses be for the king's household to and Anal: this was that Anah ride on; and the bread and sumthat found the mules in the wil-mer fruit for the young men to derness, as he fed the asses of eat; and the wine, that such as bo Zibeon his father. faint in the wilderness may drink. Ezra ii, 66.

Hab. iii, 8. Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salva-mules, two hundred forty and

tion?

(See under Army, Çavalry.)

WAR STEED.

five.

Their

Neh. vii, 68. Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and

five.

Ezek. xxvii, 14. They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

RIDING.

2 Sam. xviii. 9. And Absalom met the servants of David. And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak, and he was taken up between the heaven and the earth; and the mule that was under him went away.

Job xxxix, 19-25. Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder? Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible. He paweth in 2 Sam. xix, 26. And he answerthe valley, and rejoiceth in his ed, My lord, O king, my servant strength: he goeth on to meet the deceived me: for thy servant armed men. He mocketh at fear, Gen. xxiv, 61. And Rebekah said, I will saddle me an ass, that and is not affrighted; neither turn-arose, and her damsels, and they may ride thereon, and go to the eth he back from the sword. The rode upon the camels, and follow-king, because thy servant is quiver rattleth against him, the ed the man: and the servant took glittering spear and the shield. Rebekah, and went his way. He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet, He saith among the trumpets, Ha, ha; and he smelleth the battle afar off, the thunder of the captains, and the shouting.

SYMBOLS.

lame.

1 Kin. i, 33, 38, 44. The king Gen. xli, 43. And he made him also said unto them, Take with to ride in the second chariot you the servants of your lord, and which he had; and they cried because Solomon my son to ride fore him, Bow the knee: and he made him ruler over all the land of Egypt.

upon mine own mule, and bring him down to Gihon. So Zadok the priest, and Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, Exod. iv, 20. And Moses took and the Cherethites, and the his wife and his sons, and set Pelethites, went down, and causZech. 1,8. I saw by night, and them upon an ass, and he returned Solomon to ride upon king behold a man riding upon a reded to the land of Egypt: and David's mule, and brought him to horse, and he stood among the Moses took the rod of God in his Gihon. And the king hath sent myrtle-trees that were in the botwith him Zadok the priest, and tom; and behind him were there Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah red horses, speckled, and white. the son of Jehoiada, and the Cherethites, and the Pelethites, and they have caused him to ride upon the king's mule.

Zech. vi, 1-8. And I turned, and lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there' came four chariots out from between two mountains; and the mountains

hand.

Num. xxii, 21. And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

Josh. xv, 18. And it came to pass, as she came unto him, that she moved him to ask of her

said unto his sons, Saddle me the 1 Kin. xiii, 13, 23, 27. And he

rere mountains of brass. In the father a field: and she lighted off ass. So they saddled him the ass:

first chariot were red horses, and

in the second chariot black horses, And in the third chariot white horses, and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses. Then I

her ass; and Caleb said unto her,

What wouldest thou?

Judges i, 14. And it came to pass, when she came to him, that she moved him to ask of her father

and he rode thereon. And it came to pass, after he had eaten bread, and after he had drunk, that ho saddled for him the ass, to wit. for the prophet whom he had

brought back. And he spake to his sons, saying, Saddle me the ass. And they saddled him.

2 Kin. iv, 24. Then she saddled an ass, and said to her servant, Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid

thee.

Esther viii, 10, 14. And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on

horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries: So the posts that rode upon mules and camels went out, being hastened and pressed on by the king's commandment. And the decree

was given at Shushan the palace.

Prov. xxvi, 3. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

Zech. xii, 4. In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his

rider with madness.

Matth. xxi, 2, 3, 7, 8. Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

James iii, 3. Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

(See under Army, Çavalry.)

SYMBOLS.

Ber. vi, 1-8. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see. And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer. And when he had opened the second seal, I Leard the second beast say, Come and see.

And there went out

another horse that was red: and pcer was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another; and there was given unto him a great sword. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice

Hosea ix, 3. They shall not dwell in the LORD's land; but Ephraim shall return to Egypt, and they shall eat unclean things in Assyria.

in the midst of the four beasts say, I quested of the prince of the A measure of wheat for a penny, eunuchs that he might not defile and three measures of barley for himself. a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I and his name that sat on him was looked, and behold a pale horse: Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

DISTINCTION OF

ANIMALS.

INTO CLEAN AND UNCLEAN FOR SACRIFICE AND FOOD. Gen. viii, 20. And Noah builded an altar unto the LORD; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar.

Lev. x, 10. And that ye may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean.

Lev. xi, 46, 47. This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creaTo make a difference between the ture that creepeth upon the earth: unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.

Lev. xx, 25. Ye shall therefore put difference between clean

they went on their journey, and Acts x, 9-16. On the morrow, as drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour: And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance, And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it had been a great sheet down to the earth: knit at the four corners, and let Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air. And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter, kill, and eat. But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is common or uncleau. And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God common. This was done thrice: hath cleansed, that call not thou and the vessel was received up again into heaven.

ANIMAL FOOD.

THE PERMISSION. Gen. ix, 3. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Deut. xii, 20-22. When the beasts and unclean, and between LORD thy God shall enlarge thy unclean fowls and clean; and ye border, as he hath promised thee, shall not make your souls abom- and thou shalt say, I will eat inable by beast, or by fowl, or by flesh, because thy soul longet) any manner of living thing that to cat flesh; thou mayest cat fles! creepeth on the ground, which I whatsoever thy soul lusteth after have separated from you as un- If the place which the LORD thy clean. God hath chosen to put his name Deut. xiv, 3. Thou shalt not eat there be too far from thee, then any abominable thing.

EXAMPLES.

Gen. xxxii, 32. Therefore the children of Israel eat not of the sinew which shrank, which is upthis day: because he touched the on the hollow of the thigh, unto hollow of Jacob's thigh in the sinew that shrank.

thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. Even as the roebuck and eat them: the unclean and the the hart is eaten, so thou shalt clean shall eat of them alike.

Deut. xv, 19-23. All the firstGen. xliii, 32. And they set on ling males that come of thy herd for him by himself, and for them and of thy flock thou shalt sanctiby themselves, and for the Egypt-fy unto the LORD thy God: thou ians, which did eat with him, by themselves: because the Egyptians might not eat bread with the Hebrews; for that is an abomination unto the Egyptians.

Dan. 1, 8. But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he re

shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household. And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it

unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart. Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.

INSTANCES.

1 Kin. iv, 23. Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.

Mark vill, 6, 7. And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.

BLOOD FORBIDDEN. Gen. ix, 4. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.

Lev. vii, 26, 27. Morcover ye shall eat no manner of blood,

whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings. Whatsoever soul it be that eateth any manner of blood, even that soul shall be cut off from his people.

Lev. xvii, 10, 13. And whatsoever man there be of the house of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, that eateth any manner of blood; I will even set my face against that soul that teateth blood, and will cut him off Sfrom among his people. And whatsoever man there be of the achildren of Israel, or of the stranevers that sojourn among you, qhich hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; The shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

Deut. xii, 16, 24, 25. Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water. Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water. Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou

shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.

1 Sam. xiv, 32-34. And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the blood. Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day. And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his

ox, and every man his sheep. I toucheth the carcase thereof shall and slay them here, and eat; be unclean until the even. And and sin not against the LORD he that eateth of the carcase of it in eating with the blood. And all shall wash his clothes, and be unthe people brought every man his clean until the even: he also that ox with him that night, and slew beareth the carcase of it shall them there. wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.

Ezek. xxxill, 25. Wherefore say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes towards your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land?

REASON.

Lev. xvii, 11, 12, 14. For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul. Therefore I said unto the children of Israel, No soul of you shall eat blood, neither shall any stranger that sojourneth among you eat blood. For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is

the blood thereof; whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

Deut. xli, 23. Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

All the

Lev. xvii, 15, 16. And every soul that eateth that which died of itself, or that which was torn with beasts, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and be unclean until the even: then shall he be clean. But if he wash them not, nor bathe his flesh; then he shall bear his iniquity.

Lev. xxii, 8, 9. That which dieth of itself, or is torn with beasts, he shall not eat to defile himself therewith: I am the LORD. They shall therefore keep mine ordinance, lest they bear sin for it, and die therefore, if they profane it: I the LORD do sanctify them.

Deut. xiv, 21. Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

Ezek. iv, 14. Then said I, Ah Lord God! behold, my soul hath not been polluted: for from my youth up even till now have I not eaten of that which dieth of itself, or is torn in pieces; neither came mouth.

FAT FORBIDDEN. Lev. iii, 16, 17. . fat is the LORD's. It shall be a perpetual statute for your gener-there abominable flesh into my ations throughout all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor blood.

Lev. vll, 23-25. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat. And the fat of the beast that dieth of itself, and the fat of that which is torn with beasts, may be used in any other use: but ye shall in no wise eat of it. For whosoever cateth the fat of the beast, of which men offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, even the soul that eateth it shall be cut off from his

people.

ANIMALS UNCLEAN. WHICH HAD BEEN KILLED BY BEASTS

OF PREY, OR THAT DIED A

NATURAL DEATH.

Exod. xxii, 31. And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of to the dogs. beasts in the field; ye shall cast it

Lev. xi, 39, 40. And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that

Ezek. xliv, 31. The priest shall not eat of any thing that is dead of itself, or torn, whether it be fowl or beast.

CHRISTIAN LAW AND
CONSCIENCE.

Matth. xv, 11. Not that which goeth into the month defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Mark vil, 15. There is nothing from without a man, that entering into him can defile him: but the things which come out of him, those are they that defile th

man.

Acts xv, 28, 29. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well.

Acts xxi, 25. As touching the Gentiles which believe, we have

written and concluded that they [fice unto idols, eat not for his
observe no such thing, save only
that they keep themselves from
things offered to idols, and rom
blood, and from strangled, and
from fornication.

sake that showed it, and for con-
science sake: for the earth is the
Lord's, and the fulness thereof:
Conscience, I say, not thine own,
but of the other: for why is my
liberty judged of another man's
conscience? For if I by grace be
a partaker, why am I evil spoken
of for that for which I give thanks?
Whether therefore ye eat, or
drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all
to the glory of God. Give none
offence, neither to the Jews, nor
to the Gentiles, nor to the church
of God: Even as I please all men
in all things, not seeking mine
own profit, but the profit of many,
that they may be saved.

Rom. xiv, 14-23. I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him is unclean. But if thy brother be grieved with thy meat, now walkest thou not charitably. Destroy not him with thy meat, for whom Christ died. Let not then your good be evil spoken of: For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence. It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak. Hast thou faith? have it to thyself before 1 Tim. iv, 3-5.・・・ And comGod. Happy is he that con-manding to abstain from meats, demneth not himself in that thing which he alloweth. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is

sin.

Col. ii, 20-23. Wherefore If ye be
dead with Christ from the rudi-
ments of the world, why, as
though living in the world, are ye
subject to ordinances, (Touch not;
taste not; handle not; Which all
are to perish with the using:) after
the commandments and doctrines
of men?
deed a shew of wisdom in will
Which things have in-
worship, and humility, and
neglecting of the body; not in any
honour to the satisfying of the
flesh.

divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is un clean unto you. And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the hare, because he cheweth the end, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you. And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you. Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you. carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the

The

cud, are unclean unto you: every

one that toucheth them shall be upon his paws, among all manner unclean. And whatsoever goeth of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whosa toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even. And he that beareth the carcase of them clean until the even: they are un shall wash his clothes, and be un-,

clean unto you.

Nevertheless

Deut. xiv, 7, 8. these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the which God hath created to be re-coney: for they chew the cud, but ceived with thanksgiving of them divide not the hoof; therefore they which believe and know the are unclean unto you. And the truth. For every creature of God swine, because it divideth the is good, and nothing to be refused, hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it if it be received with thanksgiv-is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their

1 Cor. viil, 8-13. But meat com-ing: For it is sanctified by the

mendeth us not to God: for neither, if we eat, are we the better; neither, if we eat not, are we the worse. But take heed lest by any means this liberty of your's become a stumblingblock to them that are weak. For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; And through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died? But when ye sin so against the brethren, and wound their weak conscience, ye sin against Christ. Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no Gesh while the world standeth, est I make my brother to offend. 1 Cor. x, 25-33. Whatsoever is sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no question for conscience sake: For the earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof. If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go, whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience sake. But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacri

word of God and prayer.

ANIMALS.

CLEAN AND UNCLEAN IN THEM-
SELVES.

QUADRUPEDS.

CLEAN.

Lev. xi, 2, 3. Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth. Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.

Deut. xiv, 4-6. These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the Pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.

And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye

shall eat.

UNCLEAN.

Lev. xi, 4-8, 26-28. Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that

dead carcase.

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