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their provision was dry and congregation; as the princes had six thousand and four hundred mouldy. And they went to promised them. And Joshua throughout their armies. These Joshua unto the camp at Gilgal, called for them, and he spake un- shall first set forth. On the south and said unto him, and to the men to them, saying, Wherefore have side shall be the standard of the of Israel, We be come from a far ye beguiled us, saying, We are camp of Reuben according to their country: now therefore make ye very far from you; when ye dwell armies: and the captain of the a league with us. And the men among us? Now therefore ye are children of Reuben shall be Elizar of Israel said unto the Hivites, cursed, and there shall none of the son of Shedeur. And his host, Peradventure ye dwell among us; you be freed from being bondmen, and those that were numbered and how shall we make a league and hewers of wood and drawers thereof, were forty and six thonwith you? And they said unto of water for the house of my God. sand and five hundred. And Joshua, We are thy servants. And they answered Joshua, and those which pitch by him shall be And Joshua said unto them, Who said, Because it was certainly told the tribe of Simeon: and the capare yo? and from whence come thy servants, how that the LORD tain of the children of Simeon ye? And they said unto him, thy God commanded his servant shall be Shelumiel the son of From a very far country thy ser- Moses to give you all the land, Zurishaddai. And his host, and vants are come because of the and to destroy all the inhabitants those that were numbered of them, name of the LORD thy God: for we of the land from before you, there- were fifty and nine thousand and have heard the fame of him, and fore we were sore afraid of our three hundred. Then the tribe of all that he did in Egypt, And all lives because of you, and have Gad: and the captain of the sons that he did to the two kings of done this thing. And now, be-of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of the Amorites, that were beyond hold, we are in thine hand: as it Reuel. And his host, and those that Jordan, to Sihon king of Hesh- seemeth good and right unto thee were numbered of them, were forty bon, and to Og king of Baashan, to do unto us, do. And so did he and five thousand and six hundred which was at Ashtaroth. Where- unto them, and delivered them and fifty. All that were numbered fore our elders and all the inhabi-out of the hand of the children of in the camp of Reuben were an huntants of our country spake to us, Israel, that they slew them not. dred thousand and fifty and one saying, Take victuals with you for And Joshua made them that day thousand and four hundred and the journey, and go to meet them, hewers of wood and drawers of fifty, throughout their armies. and say unto them, We are your water for the congregation, and And they shall set forth in the servants: therefore now make ye for the altar of the LORD, even second rank. Then the tabera league with us. This our bread unto this day, in the place which nacle of the congregation shall set we took hot for our provision out he should choose. forward with the camp of the of our houses on the day we came Levites in the midst of the camp: forth to go unto you; but now, beas they encamp, so shall they set hold, it is dry, and it is mouldy: forward, every man in his place and these bottles of wine, which by their standards. On the west we filled, were new; and, behold, side shall be the standard of the they be rent: and these our gartheir armies: and the captain of camp of Ephraim according to ments and our shoes are become the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand and five hundred. And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. | And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred. Then the tribe of Benjamin; and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. And his host, and those that were numbered of them,

BANNERS.

Exod. xvii, 15. And Moses built
an altar, and called the name of it
JEHOVAH-nissi.

Num. i, 52. And the children of
Israel shall pitch their tents,
and every man by his own stand-
ard, throughout their hosts.

old by reason of the very long journey. And the men took of their victuals, and asked not counsel at the mouth of the LORD. Num. ii, 1-34. And the LORD And Joshua made peace with spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, them, and made a league with saying, Every man of the children them, to let them live: and the of Israel shall pitch by his own princes of the congregation sware standard, with the ensign of their unto them. And it came to pass father's house: far off about the at the end of three days after tabernacle of the congregation they had made a league with shall they pitch. And on the east them, that they heard that they side toward the rising of the sun were their neighbours, and that shall they of the standard of the they dwelt among them. And camp of Judah pitch thoughout the children of Israel journeyed, their armies: and Nalishon the son and came unto their cities on the of Amminadab shall be captain of third day. Now their cities were the children of Judah. And his Gibeon, and Chephirah, and host, and those that were num-were thirty and five thousand and Beeroth, and Kirjath-jearim. And bered of them, were threescore the children of Israel smote them and fourteen thousand and six not, because the princes of the hundred. And those that do pitch congregation had sworn unto next unto him shall be the tribe of them by the LORD God of Israel. Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of And all the congregation mur-Zuar shall be captain of the chilmured against the princes. But dren of Issachar. And his host, all the princes said unto all the and those that were numbered congregation, We have sworn thereof, were fifty and four thouunto them by the LORD GOD of sand and four hundred. Then the Israel: now therefore we may tribe of Zebulun; and Eliab the son not touch them. This we will of Helon shall be captain of the do to them; we will even let children of Zebulun. And his them live, lest wrath be upon us, host, and those that were numbecause of the oath which we bered thereof, were fifty and seven sware unto them. And the prin- thousand and four hundred. All ces said unto them, Let them live; that were numbered in the camp but let them be hewers of wood of Judah were an hundred thouand drawers of water unto all the sand and fourscore thousand and

And

four hundred. All that were
numbered of the camp of Ephraim
were an hundred thousand and
eight thousand and an hundred,
throughout their armies.
they shall go forward in the third
rank. The standard of the camp
of Dan shall be on the north side
by their armies: and the captain of
the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer
the son of Ammishaddai.
his host, and those that were num-
bered of them, were threescore
and two thousand and seven hun-
dred. And those that encamp by
him shall be the tribe of Asher:
and the captain of the children of
Asher shall be Pagiel the son of
Ocran. And his host, and those

And

upon the high mountain, exalt
the voice unto them, shake the
hand, that they may go into the
gates of the nobles.

Isa. xxx, 17. One thousand shall

that were numbered of them, were
forty and one thousand and five
hundred. Then the tribe of
Naphtali: and the captain of the
children of Naphtali shall be Ahira
Isa. xviii, 3. All ye inhabitants
the son of Enan. And his host, of the world, and dwellers on the
and those that were numbered of earth, see ye, when he lifteth up
them, were fifty and three thou-an ensign on the mountains; and,
sand and four hundred. All they when he bloweth a trumpet, hear
that were numbered in the camp ye.
of Dan were an hundred thousand
and fifty and seven thousand and
six hundred. They shall go hind-lee at the rebuke of one; at the
most with their standards. These rebuke of five shall ye flee: till
are those which were numbered of ye be left as a beacon upon the
the children of Israel by the house top of a mountain, and as an en-
of their fathers: all those that sign on an hill.
were numbered of the camps
throughout their hosts were six
hundred thousand and three
thousand and five hundred and
fifty. But the Levites were not
numbered among the children of
Israel; as the LORD commanded Isa. xlix, 22. Thus saith the
Moses. And the children of Israel Lord GoD, Behold, I will lift up
did according to all that the LORD mine hand to the Gentiles, and
commanded Moses: so they pitch-set up my standard to the peo-
ed by their standards, and so they
set forward, every one after their
funilles, according to the house of

their fathers.

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Isa. xxxi, 9. And he shall pass over to his strong hold for fear, and his princes shall be afraid of the ensign, saith the LORD, whose fire is in Zion, and his furnace in Jerusalem.

ple.

Isa. lix, 19. So shall they fear
the name of the LORD from the
west, and his glory from the ris-
ing of the sun. When the enemy
shall come in like a flood, the
Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a
standard against him.

Isa. Ixii, 10.
standard for the people.

Lift up a

How

ard toward Zion: retire, stay not;
Jer. iv, 6, 21. Set up the stand-
for I will bring evil from the north,
and a great destruction.
long shall I see the standard,
and hear the sound of the trum-
pet?

Jer. 1, 2. Declare ye among the
nations, and publish, and set up a
standard; publish, and conceal
not: say, Babylon is taken.

Jer. 11, 12, 27. Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon. Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her.

Isa. x, 18. And shall consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body: Zech. ix, 16. And the LORD their and they shall be as when a stand-God shall save them in that day ardbearer fainteth. as the flock of his people: for they shall be as the stones of a crown, lifted up as an ensign upon his land.

Isa. xi, 10, 12. And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.

Isa. xiii, 2. Lift ye up a banner

DISCIPLINE.

2 Sam. xviii, 2. And David sent forth a third part of the people under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under

the hand of Ittai the Gittite. And the king said unto the people, I will surely go forth with you myself also.

1 Kin. xx, 14, 15, 19. . . . Then [Ahab] said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou. Then he numbered the young men of the princes of the provinces, and they were two hundred and thirty-two; and after them he numbered all the people, even all the children of Israel, being seven thousand. So these young men of the princes of the provinces came out of the city, them. and the army which followed

1 Chron. xli, 32. And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them brethren were at their commandwere two hundred; and all their

ment.

Matth. viii, 9. For I am a man under me: and I say to this man, under authority, having soldiers Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

Luke vii, 8. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

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Judges x1, 5-10. And it was so, that when the children of Ammon made war against Israel, the elders of Gilead went to fetch Jephthah out of the land of Tob: And they said unto Jephthah, Come, and be our captain, that we may fight with the children of Ammon. And Jephthah said unto the elders of Gilead, Did not ye hate me, and expel me out of my father's house? and why are ye come unto me now when ye are în distress? And the elders of

very wisely, he was afraid of him.
But all Israel and Judah loved
David, because he went out and
Then the
came in before them.
princes of the Philistines went
forth, and it came to pass, after
they went forth, that David be-
haved himself more wisely than
all the servants of Saul; so that
his name was much set by.

2 Sam. iv. 1, 2. And when Saul's
son heard that Abner was dead in
Hebron, his hands were feeble,
and all the Israelites were
troubled. And Saul's son had two
men that were captains of bands:
the name of the one was Baanah,
and the name of the other Rechab,
the sons of Rimmon a Becrothite,
of the children of Benjamin: (for
Beeroth also was reckoned to
Benjamin.)

Gilead said unto Jephthah,
Therefore we turn again to thee
now, that thou mayest go with us,
and fight against the children of
Ammon, and be our head over all
the inhabitants of Gilead. And
Jephthah said unto the elders of
Gilead, If ye bring me home again
to fight against the children of
Ammon, and the LORD deliver
them before me, shall I be your
head? And the elders of Gilead
said unto Jephthah, The LORD behold, we are thy bone and thy
witness between us, if we do not so
according to thy words.

1 Sam. xii. 11. And the LORD sent Jerubbaal, and Bedan, and Jephthah, and Samuel, and delivered you out of the hand of your enemies on every side, and ye dwelled safe.

UNDER SAUL AND DAVID. 1 Sam. viii, 12. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties.

1 Sam. ix, 16. To morrow about this time I will send thee a man out of the land of Benjamin, and thou shalt anoint him to be captain over my people Israel, that he may save my people out of the hand of the Philistines: for I have looked upon my people, because their cry is come unto me.

1 Sam. xiii, 14. 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. xviii, 5, 12-16, 30. And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved him

over Israel.

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1 Chron. xxvii, 1-24, 34. Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand. Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: 2 Sam. v, 1, 2. Then came all the and in his course were twenty and tribes of Israel to David unto four thousand. Of the children of Hebron, and spake, saying, Be-Perez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first flesh. Also in time past, when month. And over the course of Saul was king over us, thou wast the second month was Dodai an he that leddest out and brought- Ahohite, and of his course was est in Israel: and the LORD said to Mikloth also the ruler: in his thee, Thou shalt feed my people course likewise were twenty and Israel, and thou shalt be a captain four thousand. The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son. fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shambuth the Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four

UNDER DAVID.

2 Sam. v, 8. And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, that are hated of David's soul, he shall be chief and captain. Wherefore they said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

2 Sam. xvii, 25. And Absalom made Amasa captain of the host instead of Joab: which Amasa was a man's son, whose name was Ithra an Israelite, that went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah Joab's mother.

2 Sam. xviii, 1. And David numbered the people that were with him, and set captains of thousands and captains of hundreds over

them.

2 Sam. xix, 13. And say ye to Amasa, Art thou not of my bone, and of my flesh? God do so to me, and more also, if thou be not cap tain of the host before me contin

self wisely: and Saul set him over
the men of war, and he was ac-
cepted in the sight of all the peo-ually in the room of Joab.
ple, and also in the sight of Saul's
servants. And Saul was afraid of
David, because the LORD was with
him, and was departed from Saul.
Therefore Saul removed him from
him, and made him his captain
over a thousand; and he went out
and came in before the people.
And David behaved himself wise-
ly in all his ways; and the LORD
was with him. Wherefore when
Saul saw that he behaved himself

2 Sam. xx, 23. Now Joab was
over all the host of Israel; and
Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was
over the Cherethites, and over the
Pelethites.

2 Sam. xxiii, 22, 23. These things did Benaiah the son of Jehoiada and had the name among three mighty men. He was more honourable than the thirty, but he attained not to the first three. And David set him over his guard.

thousand.

The

The eighth captain the Hushathite, of the Zarhites for the eighth month was Sibbecal and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The tenth captais for the tenth month was Mahara the Netophathite, of the Zarhites and in his course were twenty and four thousand. The elevent! captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite o the children of Ephraim, and i his course were twenty and fou thousand. The twelfth captat for the twelfth month was Held the Netophathite, of Othniel: and

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Sisera, which dwelt in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

1 Kings v, 1. And Hiram king of Tyre sent his servants unto Solomon; for he had heard that they had anointed him king in the room of his father: for Hiram was ever a lover of David.

in his course were twenty and four thousand. Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatish the son of Maachah: Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of 2 Kings xviii, 24. How then wilt Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok: thou turn away the face of one Of Judah, Elihu, one of the breth-captain of the least of my master's ren of David: of Issachar, Omri servants, and put thy trust on 1 Kings xx, 24. [And the serthe son of Michael: Of Zebulun, Egypt for chariots and for horse-vants of the king of Syria said,] Ishmalah the son of Obadiah: of men? And do this thing, Take the Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of kings away, every man out of his Azriel: Of the children of Ephraim, the captains of the armies, they rooms. 2 Kings xxv, 23. And when all place, and put captains in their Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the and their men, heard that the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the king of Babylon had made Geda2 Kings xxv, 8. And in the fifth son of Pedaiah: Of the half tribe liah governor, there came to Geda-month, on the seventh day of the of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the liah to Mizpah, even Ishmael the month, which is the nineteenth son of Nethaniah, and Johanan year of king Nebuchadnezzar king the son of Careah, and Seraiah captain of the guard, a servant of of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan,

son of Zechariah: of Benjamin,
Jaasiel the son of Abner: Of Dan,
Azareel the son of Jeroham.
These were the princes of the
tribes of Israel.
But David took
not the number of them from
twenty years old and under: be-
cause the LORD had said he would

the heavens.

increase Israel like to the stars of Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but he finished not, because there fell wrath for it against Israel; neither was the number put in the account of the chronicles of king David.

And after Ahithophel was Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar: and the general of the king's army was Joab.

UNDER THE OTHER KINGS. 1 Kings xvi, 16. And the people that were encamped heard say, Zimri hath conspired, and hath also slain the king: wherefore all Israel made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day

in the camp.

2 Kings 1, 9, 11. Then the king sent unto him a captain of fifty with his fifty. And he went up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill. And he spake unto him, Thou man of God, the king hath said, Come down. Again also he sent unto him another captain of fifty with his fifty. And he answered and said unto him, O man of God, thus hath the king said, Come down quickly.

2 Kings ix, 5. And when he came, behold, the captains of the host were sitting; and he said, I have an errand to thee, O captain, And Jehu said, Unto which of all

And he said, To thee, O captain.

2 Kings xi, 15. But Jehoiada the priest commanded the captains of the hundreds, the officers of the host, and said unto them, Have her forth without the ranges and him that followeth her kill with the sword. For the priest had said, Let her not be slain in the house of the LORD.

2 Kings xv, 25. Bat Pekah the son of Remaliah, a captain of his,

the son of Tanhumeth the Neto-
phathite, and Jaazaniah the son
of a Maachathite, they and their

men.

1 Chron. iv, 42, 43. And some of them, even of the sons of Simeon, five hundred men, went to mount Seir, having for their captains Pelatiah, and Neariah, and Rephaiah, and Uzziel, the sons of Ishi. And they smote the rest of the Amalekites that were escaped, and dwelt there unto this day.

Jer. xxxvii, 13. And when he was in the gate of Benjamin, a captain of the ward was there, whose name was Irijah, the son of Shelemiah, the son of Hananiah; and he took Jeremiah the prophet, saying, Thou fallest away to the Chaldeans.

the king of Babylon, unto Jerusalem.

2 Chron. xxxiii, 11. Wherefore the LORD brought upon them the captains of the host of the king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon.

Neh. ii, 9. Then I came to the governors beyond the river, and gave them the king's letters. Now the king had sent captains of the army and horsemen with

me.

Jer. lii, 12. Now in the fifth month, in the tenth day of the month, which was the nineteenth year of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, came Nebuzar-adan, captain of the guard, which served the king of Babylon, into Jeru

salem.

Jer. xl, 2, 5. And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah, and said unto him, The LORD thy God hath Dan. ii, 27. And the princes, pronounced this evil upon this place. Now while he was not governors, and captains, and the yet gone back, he said, Go back king's counsellors, being gathered also to Gedaliah the son of Ahikam together, saw these men, upon the son of Shaphan, whom the whose bodies the fire had no king of Babylon hath made gov-power, nor was an hair of their ernor over the cities of Judah, head singed, neither were their and dwell with him among the coats changed, nor the smell of people: or go wheresoever it fire had passed on them. seemeth convenient unto thee to go. So the captain of the guard gave him victuals and a reward, and let him go.

IN FOREIGN ARMIES. Gen. xxxvii, 36. And the Midianites sold him into Egypt unto Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh's, and captain of the guard.

Gen. xl, 4. And the captain of the guard charged Joseph with them, and he served them: and they continued a season in ward.

Exod. xv, 4. Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

Judges iv, 2. And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan, that reigned in Hazor, the captain of whose host was

Matth. viii, 5, 8. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

Matth. xxvii, 54. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

Mark vi, 21. And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee.

Luke vii, 2. And a certain cen

turion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

Luke xxii, 4. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them.

Luke xxiii, 47. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.

John xviii, 3, 12. Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and torches and weapons. Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him.

Acts v, 26. Then went the captain with the officers, and brought them without violence: for they feared the people, lest they

should have been stoned.

Acts xxi, 31, 32. And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar. Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.

Acts xxiii, 17. Then Paul called one of the centurions unto him, and said, Bring this young man unto the chief captain: for he hath a certain thing to tell him.

Acts xxiv, 7, 22, 23. But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took him away out of our hands. And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge

of that way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your mat

could swim should cast themselves
first into the sea, and get to land.

Acts xxviii, 16. And when we
came to Rome, the centurion de-

words unto them: for this man seeketh not the welfare of this people, but the hurt.

Matth. xxvii, 27. Then the sollivered the prisoners to the cap-diers of the governor took Jesus tain of the guard: but Paul was into the common hall, and gathersuffered to dwell by himself with ed unto him the whole band of a soldier that kept him. soldiers.

Josh. v. 14, 15. And he said, the LORD am I now come. And Nay; but as captain of the host of Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant? And the captain of the LORD's host said unto Joshua, Loose thy shoe from off thy foot; for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did so.

2 Chron. xiii, 12. And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.

Heb. ii, 10. For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Rev. xix, 18. That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men. . . . .

THE TROOPS.

was broken up, and all the men 2 Kings xxv, 4. And the city of war fled by night by the way of the gate between two walls, which is by the king's garden: (now the Chaldees were against the city round about:) and the king went the way toward the plain.

ter. And he commanded a cen-
turion to keep Paul, and to let
him have liberty, and that he 2 Chron. xxv, 13. But the sol-
should forbid none of his acquaint-diers of the army which Amaziah
ance to minister or come unto sent back, that they should not
him.
go with him to battle, fell upon
the cities of Judah, from Samaria
even unto Beth-horon, and smote
three thousand of them, and took
much spoil.

Acts xxv, 23. And on the morrow, when Agrippa was come, and Bernice, with great pomp, and was entered into the place of hearing, with the chief captains, and principal men of the city, at Festus' commandment Paul was brought forth.

Acts xxvii, 1, 11, 43. And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of Augustus' band. Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul. But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and commanded that they which

Ezra viii, 22. For I was ashamed to require of the king a band of soldiers and horsemen to help us against the enemy in the way: because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against all them that forsake him.

Jer. xxxviii, 4. Therefore the princes said unto the king, We beseech thee, let this man be put to death: for thus he weakeneth the hands of the men of war that remain in this city, and the hands of all the people, in speaking such

Matth. xxviii, 12. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers.

Luke iii, 14. And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Luke xxiii, 11,36. And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar.

soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and water.

John xix, 2, 23, 32, 34. And the

Acts x, 7. And when the angel which spake unto Cornelius was departed, he called two of his household servants, and a devout soldier of them that waited on him continually.

Acts xii, 4, 6, 18. And when he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. Now as soon as it was day, there was no small stir among the soldiers, what was become of Peter.

Acts xxvii, 31, 32, 42. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off." And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim out, and escape.

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