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Judges ix, 26. 28, 29. And Gaal the son of Ebed came with his brethren, and Shechem: and the men of Shechem put their confidence in him. And Gaal the son of Ebed said, Who is Abimelech,and who is Shechem, that we should serve him? is not he the son of Jerubbaal? and Zebul his officer? Serve the men of Hamor the father of Shechem; for why should we serve him? And would to God this people were under my hand! then would I remove Abimelech. And he said to Abimelech, Increase thine army, and come out.

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2 Sam. xv, 9, 10, 12-15. And the king said unto him, Go in peace. So he arose, and went to Hebron, But Absalom sent spies throughout all the tribes of Israel, saying, As soon as ye hear the sound of the trumpet, then ye shall say, Absalom reigneth in Hebron, And Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counsellor, from his city, even from Giloh, while he offered sacrifices: and the conspiracy was strong, for the people increased continually with Absalom. And there came messenger to David, saying, The hearts of the men of Israel are after Absalom. And David said unto all his servants that were with him at Jerusalem, Arise, and let us flee; for we shall not else escape from Absalom: make speed to depart, lest he overtake us suddenly, and bring evil upon us. and smite the city with the edge of the sword. And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall appoint.

2 Sam. xx, 1, 2. And there happened to be there a man of Belial, whose name was Sheba, the son of Bichri, a Benjamite; and he blew a trumpet, and said, We have no part in David, neither have we inheritance in the son of Jesse: every man to his tents, O Israel. So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.

2 Chron. xxiv, 26. And these are they that conspired against him; Zabad the son of Shimeath an Ammonitess, and Jehozabad the son of Shimrith a Moabitess.

PUNISHMENT.

2 Sam. xx, 21, 22. The matter is not so: but a man of mount Ephraim, (Sheba the son of Bichri by name,) hath lifted up his hand

against the king, even against depart from the city. And the woman said unto Joab, Behold, his head shall be thrown to thee over the wall. Then the woman went unto all the people in her wisdom: and they cut off the head of Sheba the son of Bichri, and cast it out to Joab. And he blew a trumpet, and they retired from the city, And Joab every man to his tent. returned to Jerusalem unto the king.

1 Kings xvi, 7. And also by the hand of the prophet Jehu the son of Hanani came the word of the LORD against Baasha, and against his house, even for all the evil that he did in the sight of the LORD, in provoking him to anger being like the house of Jeroboam; with the work of his hands, in and because he killed him.

2 Kings xiv, 5. And it came to pass, as soon as the kingdom was confirmed in his hand, that he [Amaziah] slew his servants which had slain the king his father.

Esther ii, 21-23. In those days, while Mordecai sat in the king's gate, two of the king's chamberlains, Bigthan and Teresh, of those which kept the door, were wroth, and sought to lay hand on king Ahasuerus. And the thing was known to Mordecai, who told it unto Esther the queen; and Esther certified the king thereof in Mordecai's name. And when inquisition was made of the matter, it was found out; therefore they were both hanged on a tree: and it was written in the book of the Chronicles before the king.

Esther vi, 2,3. And it was found written, that Mordecai had told of Bigthana and Teresh, two of the king's chamberlains, the keepers of the door, who sought to lay hand on the king Ahasuerus. And the king said, What honour and dignity hath been done to Mordecai for this? Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, There is nothing done for him.

REVOLUTIONS.

1 Sam. xiii, 13, 14. And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee; for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee.

1 Sam. xv, 26-28 And Samuel said unto Saul, I will not return

with thee: for thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, and the LORD hath rejected thee from being king over Israel. And as Samuel turned about to go away, he laid hold upon the skirt of his mantle, and it rent. And Samuel said unto him, The LORD hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, and hath given it to a neighbour of thine, that is better than thou.

1 Kings xl, 26, 31. And Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, (whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman,) even he lifted up his hand against the king. And he said to Jeroboam, Take thee ten pieces; for thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel, Behold, I hand of Solomon, and will give will rend the kingdom out of the

ten tribes to thee.

1 Kings xli, 15, 16, 19, 20. Wherefore the king hearkened not unto the people; for the cause was from the LORD, that he might perform his saying, which the LORD spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat. So when all Israel saw that the king hearkened not unto them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? neither

have we inheritance in the son of Jesse; to your tents, O Israel: now see to thine own house, David. So Israel departed unto their tents. So Israel rebelled against the house of David unto this day. And it came to pass, when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, that they sent and called him unto the congregation, rael: there was none that followed and made him king over all Is the house of David but the tribe of Judah only.

2 Chron. x, 16, 17. And when all Israel saw that the king would not hearken unto them the people answered the king, saying, What portion have we in David? and re have none inheritance in the son of Jesse; every man to your tents, O Israel: and now, David, see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents. But as for the children of Israel that dwelt in the cities of Judah, Rehoboam reigned over them.

2 Chron. xiii, 6, 7. Yet Jeroboam the son of Nebat, the servant of Solomon the son of David, is risen up, and hath rebelled against his lord. And there are gathered unto him vain men, the children of Belial, and have strengthened themselves against Rehoboam the son of Solomon, when Rehoboam was young and tender-hearted, and could not withstand them.

Jer. xxii, 29, 30. O earth, earth. earth, hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the LORD, Write ye

this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

Ezek. xxi, 25-27. And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is come, when iniquity shall have an end; Thus saith the Lord GoD, Remove the diadem, and take off the crown; this shall not be the same: exalt him that is low, and abase him that is high. I will overturn, overturn, overturn it: and it shall be no more,

until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.

REVOLTS.

Gen. xiv, 4. Twelve years they served Chedorlaomer, and in the thirteenth year they rebelled.

2 Kings 1, 1. Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab.

2 Kings iii, 5. But it came to pass, when Ahab was dead, that the king of Moab rebelled against the king of Israel.

2 Kings vili, 20-22. In his days Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah, and made a king over themselves. So Joram went over to Zair, and all the chariots with him; and he rose by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him about, and the captains of the chariots: and the people fled into their tents. Yet Edom revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. Then Libnah revolted at the same time.

2 Chron. xxi, 8-10. In his days the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and made themselves a king. Then Jehoram went forth with his princes, and all his chariots with him: and he rose up by night, and smote the Edomites which compassed him in, and the captains of the chariots. So the Edomites revolted from under the hand of Judah unto this day. The same time also did Libnah revolt from under his hand; because he had

forsaken the LORD God of his fa

thers.

2 Kings xvii, 3, 4. Against him came up Shalmaneser king of Assyria; and Hoshea became his servant, and gave him presents. And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year; therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

2 Kings xvill, 7. And the LORD was with him, and he prospered whithersoever he went forth: and

he rebelled against the king of Assyria, and served him not.

REGICIDE.

Judges iii, 17, 18, 21. And he brought the present unto Eglon king of Moab: and Eglon was a very fat man. And when he had made an end to offer the present, he sent away the people that bare the present. And Eliud put forth his left hand, and took the dagger from his right thigh, and thrust it into his belly.

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2 Kings xi, 16, 20. And they laid hands on her; and she went by the way by the which the horses came into the king's house: and there was she slain. And all the people of the land rejoiced, and the city was in quiet: and 2 Sam. iv, 8, 9. And they brought they slew Athaliah with the sword the head of Ish-bosheth unto Da-beside the king's house. vid to Hebron, and said to the king, Behold the head of Ish-bosheth the son of Saul thine enemy, which sought thy life; and the LORD hath avenged my lord the 2 Kings xiv, 19. Now they made king this day of Saul, and of his a conspiracy against him in Jeruseed. And David answered Re-salem: and he fled to Lachish; but chab and Baanah his brother, the they sent after him to Lachish, and sons of Rimmon the Beerothite, slew him there. and said unto them, As the LORD liveth who hath redeemed my soul out of all adversity.

1 Kings xv, 27, 28. And Baasha the son of Ahijah, of the house of Issachar, conspired against him: and Baasha smote him at Gibbethon, which belonged to the Philistines; (for Nadab and all Israel laid siege to Gibbethon;) Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead.

2 Kings xii, 20. And his servants arose and made a conspiracy, and slew Joash in the house of Millo, which goeth down to Silla.

2 Kings xv, 10, 30. And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him and smote him before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. And Hoshea the son of Elah made a conspiracy against Pekah the son of Remaliah, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead, in the twentieth year of Jotham the son of Uzziah.

2 Kings xxi, 23. And the servants of Amon conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house.

1 Kings xvi, 2, 3, 9. Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my 2 Chron. xxiii, 14, 15, 21. Then people Israel; and thou hast Jehoiada the priest brought out walked in the way of Jeroboam, the captains of hundreds that were and hast made my people Israel set over the host, and said unto to sin, to provoke me to anger them, Have her forth of the with their sins; Behold, I will ranges; and whoso followeth her, take away the posterity of Baasha, let him be slain with the sword. and the posterity of his house; For the priest said, Slay her not and will make thy house like the in the house of the LORD. So they house of Jeroboam the son of laid hands on her: and when she Nebat. And his servant Zimri, was come to the entering of the captain of half his chariots, con-horse-gate by the king's house, spired against him, as he was in Tirzah, drinking himself drunk in the house of Arza, steward of his house in Tirzah.

2 Kings ix, 7--9, 31-33. And thou

shalt smite the house of Ahab thy

they slew her there. And all the people of the land rejoiced; and the city was quiet, after that they had slain Athaliah with the sword.

2 Chron. xxv, 27, 28. Now after

Lachish: but they sent to Lachish after him, and slew him there. And they brought him upon horses, and buried him with his fathers in the city of Judah.

the time that Amaziah did turn master, that I may avenge the blood of my servants the prophets, away from following the LORD, and the blood of all the servants they made a conspiracy against of the LORD, at the hand of Jeze-him in Jerusalem; and he fled to bel. For the whole house of Ahab shall perish: and I will cut off from Ahab him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up and left in Israel. And I will make the house of Ahab like the house of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, and like the house of Baasha the son of Ahijah. And as Jehu entered in at the gate, she said, Had Zimri peace, who slew his master? And he lifted up his face to the window, and said, Who is on my side?

vants conspired against him, and 2 Chron. xxxiii, 24. And his serslew him [Amon] in his own house.

EXTIRPATION OF ROYAL

FAMILIES.

1 Kings xvi, 11. And it came to

pass, when he began to reign, as, soon as he sat on his throne, that he slew all the house of Baasha: he left him not one that pisseth against a wall, neither of his kinsfolks, nor of his friends.

2 Kings x, 6-11, 14, 17. Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying, If ye be mine, and if ye will hearken unto my voice, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to-morrow this time. (Now the king's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up.) And it came to pass, when the letter came to them, that they took the king's sons, and slew seventy

persons, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel. And there came a messenger, and told him, saying, They have brought the heads of the king's sons. And he said, Lay ye them in two heaps at the entering in of the gate until the morning. And it came to pass in the morning, that he went out, and stood, and said to all the people, Ye be righteous: behold, I conspired against my master, and slew him; but who slew all these? Know now, that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD, which the LORD spake concerning the house of Ahab: for the LORD hath done that which he spake by his servant Elijah. So Jehu slew all that

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remained of the house of Ahab în Jezreel, and all his great men, and his kinsfolks, and his priests, until he left him none remaining, And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and. slew them at the pit of the shearing-house, eren two and forty men; neither left he any of them. And when he came to Samaria, he slew all that remained unto Ahab in Samaria, till he had destroyed him, according to the saying of the LORD, which he spake to Elijah

2 Kings xi, 1. And when Athaliah, the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose and destroyed all the seed royal.

(BIRTH, see under FAMILY.) (PHYSICAL FRAME, see under BODY.)

(APPETITES AND ORGANS, see under BODY,Pages 88 and 94.)

(FRAILTY AND MORTALITY,

see under DISEASE AND DEATH.)

I.

MAN---SPIRITUAL

HIS FIRST STATE.
Gen. 1, 27. So God created man
in his own image, in the image of
God created he him.

Gen. v, 1. . . . . In the day that
God created man, in the likeness

of God made he him.

Gen. ix, 6. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.

Ps. viii, 5. For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

Eccles. vii, 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Col. iii, 10. And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him

that created him.

James iii, 9. Therefore bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God.

HIS FIRST ABODE.

Gen. ii, 8-17. And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the

And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil. And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and thence it was parted, and became into four heads. The name of the first is Pison: that is it which compasseth the whole land of Havilah, where there is gold. And the gold of that land is good:

man whom he had formed.

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MAN.

Rev. ii, 7. He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

there is bdellium and the onyx-ness; yea, and nothing shall
stone. And the name of the escape them.
second river is Gihon: the same is
it that compasseth the whole land
of Ethiopia. And the name of the
third river is Hiddekel: that is it
which goeth toward the east of
Assyria. And the fourth river is
Euphrates. And the LORD God
took the man, and put him into
the garden of Eden to dress it and
to keep it. And the LORD com-
manded the man, saying, Of
every tree of the garden thou
mayest freely eat; But of the tree
of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the
day that thou eatest thereof thou
shalt surely die.

Gen. xiii, 10. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar.

Isa. li, 3. For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Ezek. xxviii, 13. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

THE FALL.

Gen. iii, 1-6, 8-14, 22-24. Now the serpent was more subtile than any beast of the field which the And he LORD God had made. said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the But of trees of the garden: the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know, that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened; and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of hid themselves from the presence the day: and Adam and his wife And the of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked: and 1 hid myself. And he said, Who

Ezek. xxxi, 18. To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of told thee that thou wast naked? Eden? yet shalt thou be brought Hast thou eaten of the tree, down with the trees of Eden unto whereof I commanded thee that the nether parts of the earth: thou shouldest not eat? And the thou shalt lie in the midst of the man said, The woman whom thou uncircumcised with them that begavest to be with me, she gave me slain by the sword. This is of the tree, and I did eat. And Pharaoh and all his multitude, the LORD God said saith the LORD God.

unto the woman, What is this that thou Joel ii, 3. A fire devoureth hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I before them, and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the did eat. And the LORD God said garden of Eden before them, and unto the serpent, because thou behind them a desolate wilder-hast done this, thou art. cursed

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above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was Taken. So he drove out the man: and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

Job xxxi, 33. If I covered my transgressions as Adam, by hiding mine iniquity in my bosom.

Eccles. vii, 29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

Isa. xliii, 27, 28. Thy first father hath sinned, and thy teachers have transgressed against me. Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, and have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Ezek. xxviii, 15. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

Hosea vi, 7. But they, like men, have transgressed the covenant: there have they dealt treacherously against me.

Rom. v, 12-14. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law

sin was in the world; but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the

similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.

2 Cor. xi, 3. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

HUMAN DEPRAVITY.

GREAT.

Gen. vi, 5. And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Deut. xxxii, 5. They have corrupted themselves; their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.

Jer. vi, 7. As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

Rom. viii, 7, 8. Because the carual mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.

1 Cor. ii, 14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

Gal. v, 17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Eph. iv, 18. Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through because of the blindness of their the ignorance that is in them,

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Gen. vi, 11, 12 The earth also was corrupt before God; and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt: for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.

Ps. xiv, 1, 3. . . . There is none that doeth good. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Isa. lix, 3, 4. For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness. None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity.

Jer. ii, 29. Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.

Micah vii, 2, 4. The good man is perished out of the earth; and there is none upright among men: they all lie in wait for blood, they hunt every man his brother with a net. The best of them is as a brier; the most upright is sharper than a thorn-hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.

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Job xv, 14-16. that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints; yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight; How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?

Job xxv, 4-6. How then can man be justified with God? or how can he be clean that is born of a woman? Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight: How much less man, that is a worm, and the son of man, which is a worm?

Ps. li, 5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mo ther conceive me.

Isa. li, 1. Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

Eph. ii, 3.. .... And were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

EARLY MANIFESTED. Gen. vili, 21. . . . . The imagi nation of man's heart is evil from his youth.

Ps. lviii, 3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; they go astray as soon as they be born, speaking lies.

Isa. xlviii, 8. . . . . For I knew that thou would est deal very treacherously, and wast called a transgressor from the womb.

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