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he, &c. said, I go, Sir; and went not: whether of them twain did the will of his father? &c. The parable of the man who planted a vineyard, and hedged it, expecting fruit, but the husbandmen beat the servants, and killed some and at last his son, &c. -Matt. xxi. 28-31. 33-40. Luke xx. 9.

The parable of the marriage of the king's son: those who were bidden, made light of it, and went to their farms, &c. The king sent his servants into the highways, and bid, &c. The man without a wedding garment.Matt. xxii. 1-14. Luke xiv. 16, &c.

The parable of the ten virgins. Of the talents delivered unto the servants to be improved.-Matt. xxv. 1-30. Luke xix. 12.

Can the children of the bridechamber fast while the bridegroom is with them? &c. No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment, &c. No man putteth new wine into old bottles.-Mark ii. 19-22. Luke v. 34-39.

Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye? &c. A corrupt tree bringeth not forth good fruit, &c. -Luke vi. 41-44.

A certain creditor, which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, the other fifty: and when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both: tell me therefore which of them will love him most? &c. He to whom he forgave most, &c. Her sins, which are many, are forgiven, for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, &c.-Luke vii. 41-47.

The similitude of one asking bread to entertain a friend, and obtaining by importunity, though not for love, &c. When the strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, &c.—Luke xi. 5-8. 21, 22.

No man when he hath lighted a candle covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light.-Luke viii. 16.

The similitude of the man going to Jericho, who fell among thieves, and was wounded: the priest and the Levite pass by, but helped not: the Samaritan had compassion, and took care of him this was his neighbour. -Luke x. 30-37.

The rich man said, I have no room, &c. I will pull down my barns and build greater, &c. Take thine ease, &c. but God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee, &c.-Luke xii. 16-21.

The parable of the fig tree planted in the vineyard, which brought no fruit, &c. Cut it down, &c. Let it alone this year also, &c.-Luke xiii. 6—9.

Who goeth about to build a tower, and considereth not what it will cost? or, what king goeth out to war, and considereth not? &c.--Luke xiv. 28-32.

The parable of the lost sheep. Of the lost piece of silver. Of the prodigal son.-Luke xv. 3. 8. 11, &c.

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Gergezenes.-Matt. viii. 2, 3. 13-16. bowed together, and could not stand 26, &c. Mark v. 2. Luke iv. 33. up.-Luke xiii. 11—13. 39. v. 12, 13. viii. 1, 2.

He cured a man of leprosy.—Luke xiv. 2-4.

He cureth the sick of the palsy, whom they brought on a bed to him. The woman who had the bloody issue, eured by touching his garment. He raiseth from the dead Jairus's daughter giveth sight to two blind men: healeth a dumb man possessed with a devil.-Matt. ix. 2. 6, 7. 20. 25. 28. 32. Mark ii. 3, 4. Luke viii. 44. Mark ix. 20.

He restoreth the withered hand.Matt. xii. 10. 13.

The five loaves and the two fishes, wherewith he fed five thousand. He walked on the sea.-Matt. xiv. 15, 16. 25. Luke ix. 12. John vi. 5, 6.

He cured the daughter of the woman of Canaan, who was vexed with a devil: he cured multitudes. With seven loaves, and a few little fishes, he fed four thousand men, besides women and children.-Matt. xv. 22. 30, 31. 33, 34.

He cured the lunatic.-Matt. xvii. 15, 16.

He cured two other blind men.Matt. xx. 30, &c.

He said unto the fig tree, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever; and presently the fig tree withered away.-Matt. xxi. 19.

The graves were opened, and many bodies of saints, which slept, arose, and went into the holy city.-Matt. xxvii. 52-54.

He cast out the unclean spirit.Mark i. 23, &c.

He cured the blind man with spittle.-Mark viii. 22, 23.

The miraculous number of fish taken by Peter and his company, when Christ had commanded them to take their net and cast it into the sea.-Luke V. 1-9.

He healed the Centurion's servant : raised the widow's only son from the dead, when they were carrying him to be buried.-Luke vii. 2, &c.

He made the woman straight, who had, by reason of an infirmity, been

He healed ten lepers.-Luke xvii. 12-16.

He restored sight to another blind man.-Luke xviii. 41–43.

He cured the high priest's servant's ear.-Luke xxii. 51.

He turned water into wine at the marriage feast in Cana.-John ii. 7-9.

He healed the nobleman's son by his word; which the nobleman believed, and found that his child mended the same hour in which Christ spake.-John iv. 47–53.

He cured the man who had an infirmity thirty-eight years, and had waited long at the pool, and could not get in.—John V. 5-9.

He restored sight to the man who was born blind: he anointed his eyes with clay made of the spittle, and bid him wash, &c.-John ix. 1-7.

He raised Lazarus after he had been dead four days.-John xi. 39. 43, 44.

He caused Peter and the other disciples to cast their net into the sea; and they took a miraculous number of fishes.-John xxi. 6-8.

Many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.-Acts ii. 43. xiv. 3.

Peter raised up the lame man, whom they laid daily at the temple gate.-Acts iii. 2. 6, 7.

Ananias and Sapphira, at the apostle's word, fell down dead, &c. And by the hand of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people, &c. insomuch that they brought sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed every one. -Acts v. 9, 10. 12. 15, 16.

Philip did many miracles; cast out unclean spirits, healed palsies, and the lame.-Acts viii. 6, 7.

Peter healed Æneas of the palsy, and raised Dorcas from the dead.Acts ix. 34. 40, 41.

Paul cured the cripple at Lystra, ́who had been lame from his mother's womb.-Acts xiv. 8-10.

Paul casteth the spirit of divina tion out of the damsel.-Acts xvi. 16-18.

God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul; so that from his body were brought unto the sick, handkerchiefs, or aprons; and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.-Acts xix. 11, 12.

Paul raised Eutychus from the dead, when he had fallen down from the window.-Acts xx. 9, 10.

Paul healed the father of Publius of his fever and bloody flux, and others. Acts xxviii. 8, 9.

So great salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, &c.-Heb. ii. 3, 4.

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Mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God.-Rom.

xv. 19.

CHAP. XLII.

OF THE KINGS OF ISRAEL AND JUDAH: THEIR APPOINTMENT AND ESTAB

LISHMENT DIVINE.

GIDEON judged Israel; he had seventy sons. Abimelech, one of the sons of Gideon by his concubine, by subtilty with the men of Shechem, that it was better one should reign, than all the seventy sons, procures money, hires vain and light persons, and kills all his brethren, except Jotham, the youngest, who hid himself. Abimelech, by the men of Shechem, and the house of Millo, made king. After a few years, he was slain by a piece of mill-stone, which a woman threw down upon him: after whom judges governed a long time, till Samuel. Judges ix.

us, like all the nations: and though God was displeased at it, and said that, They had not rejected Samuel, but God himself, that he should not reign over them; yet he bids Samuel hearken unto them, and make them a king.-1 Sam. viii. 5. 7. 22.

Samuel, before Saul came, was told by the Lord of his coming; and that he should be the man whom he should anoint king. Samuel anoints him king accordingly.—1 Sam. ix. x.

According to this, afterward, all the people went to Gilgal: and there they made Saul king before the Lord. -1 Sam. xi. 15.

Israel, by the elders, came to Samuel, and said, Make us a king to judge

Samuel said to Saul, when thou wast little in thine own sight, wast thou not made head of the tribes of Israel, and the Lord anointed thee king over Israel? &c. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.-1 Sam. xv. 17. 23.

Samuel, by God's special direction, anointed David the son of Jesse to be king, although Saul was yet living: and the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and came upon David.-1 Sam. xvi. 1. 12-14.

And after Saul's death, the men of Judah came to Hebron, and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah: but Abner made Ishbosheth, the son of Saul, king over all Israel.-2 Sam. ii. 4. 8, 9.

After the death of Ishbosheth (being slain), came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron, &c. And all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a league with them; and they anointed David king over Israel.2 Sam. v. 1-3.

Adonijah, David's son, being about to set up himself, David sets up Solomon.-1 Kings i, 5, &c. The Lord said unto Solomon, &c. Thou hast not kept my covenant, &c. I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant, &c. Ahijah the prophet told Jeroboam, That God would give ten tribes

to him, and take the kingdom out of the hands of Solomon's son: Solomon died: Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.-1 Kings xi. 11, 12. 29-31. 35-37. 43.

All Israel came to Shechem to make Rehoboam king; the people proposing ease, and Rehoboam refusing to grant it (the cause being from the Lord, that he might perform what he had said), ten tribes fell off from him. And when all Israel heard that Jeroboam was come again, they sent and called him unto the congregation, and made him king over all Israel. When Rehoboam intended by force to reduce them, God forbad it, and said, This thing is from me. Only Judah remained subject to Rehoboam.-1 Kings xii. 1-4. 13-17. 20-24.

Go, tell Jeroboam, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince over my people Israel, and rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it -to thee, &c. Jeroboam slept with his fathers, and Nadab his son reigned in his stead over Israel. Rehoboam slept with his fathers, and Abijam his son reigned in his stead over Judah.-1 Kings xiv. 7, 8. 20. 31.

Abijam died, and Asa his son reigned in his stead over Judah. Asa died, and Jehoshaphat his son reigned in his stead over Judah. Baasha conspired against Nadab king of Israel, and smote him and reigned in his stead over Israel.—1 Kings xv. 8. 24. 27, 28.

in his stead over Israel. But when Israel, being in the camp, heard of it, they made Omri, the captain of the host, king over Israel that day in the camp. Zimri was burnt. Then half of the people followed Tibni to make him king; and half followed Omri. Tibni died, and Omri prevailed and reigned: he died, and Ahab his son reigned in his stead.1 Kings xvi. 1-3. 6. 9, 10. 16. 18. 21, 22. 28.

The word of the Lord came to Jehu the son of Hananiah against Baasha, saying, Forasmuch as I exalted thee out of the dust, and made thee prince over my people Israel, and thou hast walked in the way of Jeroboam: behold, I will take away the posterity of Baasha, &c. Baasha slept with his fathers. Elah his son reigned in his stead. Zimri, one of Elah's servants, conspired against him, and smote him, and killed him, and reigned

God appointed Elijah to anoint Jehu the son of Nimshi to be king over Israel (Ahab being alive).— 1 Kings xix. 16.

Ahab the king of Israel was slain in the battle, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead over Israel. Jehoshaphat king of Judah died, and Jehoram his son reigned in his stead over Judah.-1 Kings xxii. 34, 35. 40. 50.

Ahaziah the king of Israel died, and Jehoram reigned in his stead over Israel, because he had no son.— 2 Kings i. 17.

Joram, otherwise Jehoram, the king of Judah, slept with his fathers, and Ahaziah his son reigned in his stead over Judah.-2 Kings viii: 24, 25.

Elisha sent one of the children of the prophets to Jehu, the captain of the host of Israel, to anoint him king over Israel, Jehoram the king being yet living in Jezreel, and wounded. When the young man anointed him, he said, Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I have anointed thee king over the people of the Lord, even over Israel: and thou shalt smite the house of Ahab thy master, that I may avenge the blood, &c. Then the army proclaimed him king: and Jehu killed Jehoram king of Israel, &c. and also Ahaziah the king of Judah was slain by Jehu.—2 Kings ix. 1-7. 13, 14. 24. 27.

And the Lord said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well in executing that which was right in mine eyes and hast done unto the house of Ahab according to all that was in

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his son reigned in his stead over
Judah.-2 Kings xvi. 20.

And Hezekiah slept with his
fathers, and Manasseh his son reigned
in his stead over Judah.—2 Kings
xx. 21.

his stead. Menahem slept with his fathers, and Pekahiah his son reigned in his stead over Israel. Pekah, one of his captains, conspired against him, smote him, killed him, and others, and reigned in his room over Israel. Hoshea made a conspiracy against Pekah king of Israel, and smote him, and slew him, and reigned in his stead. Jotham the king of Judah died, and Ahaz his son reigned in his stead.-2 Kings xv. 14. 22. 25. 30. 38.

Ahaz king of Judah died, Hezekiah

Manasseh the king of Judah died, and Amon his son reigned in his stead. The servants of Amon king of Judah conspired against him, and slew the king in his own house. The people of the land slew all the conspirators, and made Josiah the son of Amon king in his father's stead : he reigned over Judah.—2 Kings xxi. 18. 23, 24. 26.

Josiah is slain by Pharaoh-nechoh king of Egypt. The people of the land took Jehoahaz the son of Josiah and anointed him, and made him king in his father's stead. Pharaoh put Jehoahaz out, and set up Eliakim in the room of Jehoahaz, and called him Jehoiakim.-2 Kings xxiii. 29, 30. 33, 34.

Jehoiakim died, and Jehoiachin his
son reigned in his stead over Judah.
Jehoiachin is carried away captive to
Babylon; and the king of Babylon
made Mattaniah, &c. king in his stead,
and changed his name to Zedekiah.-
2 Kings xxiv. 6. 15. 17.

Azariah king of Judah died, and Jotham his son reigned in his stead. Shallum conspired against Zechariah king of Israel, and smote him before the people, and reigned in his stead.-2 Kings xv. 7-10.

CHAP. XLIII.

Menahem smote Shallum king of

Israel, and slew him, and reigned in OF SACRIFICES AND ALTARS, AND CALL

ING UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD,
BEFORE THE GIVING OF THE LAW.

Zedekiah the king, the rest of the people, and the fugitives, carried captives.-2 Kings xxv.

CAIN brought of the fruit of the
ground an offering unto the Lord:.
and Abel also brought of the first-
lings of his flock, and of the fat
thereof and the Lord had respect
unto Abel, and to his offering; but
unto Cain and to his offering he had
not respect, &c. Then began men
to call upon the name of the Lord.—
Gen. iv. 3-5. 26.

Noah builded an altar unto the
Lord; and took of every clean beast,

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