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TO THE READER.

As the DEDICATION of the English translation of the BIBLE to king James the first of England seems to be wholly unnecessary for the gorpus f edification, and perhaps on some accounts improper to be continued in an American edition, the Editors have substituted a short

punt of the translations of the Old and New Testaments from the original Hebrew and Greek in which they were written.

Tu li Jews was first committed the care of the sacred Writings and for many ages they were in a manner confined to that chosen people. There wis then no need of translations into other languages; yet was the providence of God particularly manifest in their preservation and

The Jews were so faithful to their important trust, that, when copies of the law or the prophets irere transcribed, they observed the timiz ommipulous exactness ; they not only diligently compared the one with the other, but even counted the number of letters in each book, and (p.red and recorded the numbers.

The first translations that were made of the Old Testament were after the Babylonish captivity. They are called the Targums, which word

an ('); Idean language signifies Translations. They are also often called the Chaldee Paraphrases ; some of them are exact translations of 11.fferent parts of Scripture; others are properly paraphrases, containing enlargements, explanations, and even additions. Several of them are Vestland, and they are often mentioned by the ancient fatners of the Christian church. Some have affirmed that the five books of Moses and

tw Joshua were translated into Greek before the days of Alexander the Great. But the most remarkable translation of the Old Testament into Gratis called the Septuagint, which, if the opinion of some eminent writers is to be credited, was made in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, is boriw years before the Christian era. At any rate it is undoubtedly the most ancient that is now extant, and on many accounts deserving nolit, though not to be put on a level with the Hebrew text, as has been sometimes done.

T': Yew Testament was originally written in Greek ; and no sooner was the gospel spread through the nations than it was found necessary to transit the inspired Writings for each into its proper tongue. Some translations of the Od Testament, different from the Septuagint, were un inte. Greek from the year of Christ's birth 128 to 200. It is generally believed that the church of Antioch was savoured with a Syrian franslation of the Bible as early as the year 100. The Ethiopians of Abyssinia have a version of the Bible, which ihey ascribe to Frumentius, of tur fourth century. Chrysostom, who lived in the end of the fourth, and Theodoret, who lived in the middle of the fifth century, both informu

* they had the Syrian, Indian, Persian, Armenian, Ethiopic, and Scythian versio:). The ancient Egyptians had the Scriptures transloppsjonso their language. The Georgians bave a version in their ancient language. The most ancient German translation is supposed to have tours made by Ulphilas, A. D. 360. The Old Testament of all these translations, except the Syrian, is taken from the Septuagint, and not iniTieztiately from the Hebrew text.

We will now give some account of the translations of the Bible into the English language. There have been some who have affirmed that 11!1210. Bishop of Sherburn, who lived in the beginning of the eighth century, translated the Psalms into the Saxon tongue. That however is meestain, as some of the best historians make no mention of it; yet it is possible, as he was a man of great parts, and of great learning for those " IDF s, it said to be the first Englishman who wrote in the Latin language. Abont the same time, or a little after, Bede, commonly called the

Moj Bede, translated some parts of the New Testament, some say the whole Bible, but that is not probable. Near 200 years later, king 4.:t! iranslated the Psalms into the same language. In 1382 Wicklitř finished his translation of the Bible, which is yet extant ; that is to sav, elemen are copies of it in some publick and private libraries. All these translations were made from the Vulgate. In the reign of Henry the

ch'n, sveral editions of the Old and New Testaments were published in English ; one of the most remarkable is that of William Tyndal in 1. The translations of the New Testament was made from the original Greek, but probably the Old Testainent either from the Latin of this

of the Greek of the Septuagint. This was soon followed by the improvements of Coverdale and Mathe vs. By order of the king, T.:, Bishop of Durham, and Heath, Bishop of Rochester, made a new translation, which was published in 1541: but, not pleasing Henry, je was fluoressed by authority. In the reign of king Edward the sixth, another translation was made; two editions of which were published, one

ad the oiher in 1551. In the reign of queen Elizabeth another translation was made, which, being revised by some of the most learned vir behops, went by the name of the Bishops' Bible. This professed to be translated from the Hebrew of the Old Testament, and the Greek *ile Vw, though in some instances, when there was a difference, it preferred the Septuagint to the llebrew.

Thijnt circumstance, with some others, induced king James the first to select fifty-four persons, eminent in learning, and particularly well acquirt with the original languages in which the Old anu New Testaments were written, to make a new translation of the whole Bible. In the imar i 107 forty-seven of those persons, the other seven probably having died, assembled together, and arranged theniselves into committees, tu pri of which a portion was given to translate. They were favoured not only with the best translations, but with the most accurate copies, e isi the various readings of the original text. After about three years assiduous labour, they severally completed the parts assigned them. They

together, and while one read the translation newly formed, the rest had each a copy of the original text in his hand, or some one of the auront rrsions, and when any difficulty occurred they stopped, till by common consultation it was determined what was most agreeable to tir " "pre! Original. This translation was first published A.D. 1610, and is the one which has been ever since that time printed by publick Svoritv, and generally itsed in the British dominions. It may be added with safety, Liat it has been generally approved by men of learning #:"1 p? "ey of all denominations, of which its having never been superseded by any other, for two hundred years, is a sufficient proof.

* priblisher has only further to add, that he has made the following impression from the Oxford edition of 1784 by Jackson and Hamiltonand ta yen particularly attentive in the revisal and correction of the proof-sheets with the Cambridge edition of 1608 by John Field-with the

ku xh edition of 1775 by Kincaid, and, in all variations, with the London edition of 1772 by Eyre and Strahan—that where there was any berence in worus, (or in the omission or addition of words, among these, he foilowed that which appeared to be most agreeable to che Hebrew of 2009 Montanus, and to the Greek of Arias Montanus and Leusden, and always adopted some one of the above-mentioned English copies as his euthurit, except in the mode of spelling, in which he has generally followed Johnson.

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NUMBERS.

GENESIS.

Plagues continued, CHAP. 9

Cities of refuge appointed, chap. 19

10

Plagues continued,

The priests' exhortation before

11 The tribes numbered, CHAP 1

20

CREATION,
CHAP. 1 The Israelites borrow jewels,

battle,
Formation of Man,
2 Passover instituted,
121 Order of the tribes,

2 Expiation of uncertain murder, 21
The Fall,

3 Departure of the Israelites, 13 Levites appointed priests, 3 Of humanity toward brethren, 22

Death of Abel,

14 The service of the Kohathites, 4 Divers laws and ordinances,

23

4 Egyptians drowned,

Generations of Adam,

5 The song of Moses,

15 Trial of jealousy,

24

5 Or divorce,

The Ark,

6 Manna and quails sent,

16 Law of the Nazarite,

6 Stripes must not exceed forty, 25

The Deluge,

7 Moses builds an altar,

17 Offerings of the princes,

26

7 of the offering of first-fruits,

Waters assuaged,

8 The law to be written on stone, 27

8 Moses meets his wife and sons, 18 Levites consecrated,

Death of Noah,

9 God's message from Sinai,

19 Passover commanded,

9 Blessings and curses declared, 28

Noah's generations,

10 The ten commandments,

20 The Israelites' march, 10 God's covenant with his people, 29

Babel brilt,
11 Laws against murder,

21 The Israelites loathe manna, 11 Mercy promised to the penitent, so

Call of Abram,

12 Laws against theft, &c.

22 Miriam's leprosy,

12 Moses giveth Joshua a charge, 31

Abram and Lot,

32

13 Laws against false witness, &c. 23 Delegates search the land, 13 The song of Moses,

Battle of the kings,

14 Moses called into the mount, 24 The people murmur at the re-

99

The majesty of God,

Abram's faith,

15 Form of the ark,

25 port,

14 Moses vieweth the land and

Departure of Hagar,

16 Curtains for the ark,

26 Sundry laws given,

15

84

dieth,

Circumcision,

17 Altar of burnt-offering, 27 Korah, Dathan, &c. slain, 16

Abram and the angels, 18 Aaron and his sons niade priests, 28 Aaron's rod fiourisheth, 17

JOSHUA.

Destruction of Sodom, 19 Priests cor secrated,

29 Portion of the priesis and Le-

Abrabam denieth Sarah, 20 Ransom of souls,

30 vites,

18 Joshua succeedeth Moses,

Isaac is born,

21 Moses receiveth the two tables, 31 Law of purification,

19 Rahab concealeth the spies,

Isanc offered up,

22 Golden calf.... Taples broken,' 32 Moses smiteth the rock, 20 The waters of Jordan divided,

Death of Sarah,

23 God talketh with Moses, 33 Brazen serpent appointed, 21 Trelve stones for a memorial,

Isaac and Rebekah meet, 24 Tables renewed,

34 Balak sends for Balaam, 22 Manna ceaseth,

3

Abraham's death,

25 Free gifts for the Tabernacle, 35 Balak's sacrifices,

23 Jericho besieged and taken, 6

Isaac blessed,

26 People's liberality restrained, 36 Balaam's prophecy,

24 Achan's sin punished,

7

Jacob and Esau,

27 | Ark, Mercy-seat, &c.

37 Zimri and Cozbi slain, 25 Joshua taketh Ai,

8

Jacob's vision and vow, 28 Sum of the cfferings,

38 Israel numbered,

26 The craft of the Gibeonites, 9
Jacob marrieth Rachel, 29 Holy garments made,

89 Death of Moses foretold, 27 The sun and moon stand still, 10

Birth of Joseph,

30 Tabernacle ancin-ed,

40 Offerings to be observed, 28 Divers kings conquered, 11

Departure of Jacob,

31

Offerings at feasts,

29 Names of the conquered kings, 12

Jacob and the angel,

32

LEVITICUS.

Vows not to be broken, 30 Balaam slain,

13

Jacob and Esau meet,

33

Midianites spoiled,

31 | The inheritance of the tribes,

Shechemites slain,

34 Burnt-offerings,

1 The Reubenites and Gadites The borders of the lot of Judah, 15

Jacob's altar at Beth-el, 35 Meat-offerings,

2 reproved,

32 Ephraim's inheritance,

16

Generations of Esau,

36 Peace-offerings,

3 Journies of the Israelites, 33 The lot of Manasseh,

17

Joseph sold by his brethren, 37 Sin-offerings,

4 Borders of the land appointed, 34 The lot of Benjamin,

18

Judah's incest,

38 Trespass-offerings,

5 Cities of refuge appointed,

35 The lot of Simeon,

19

Joseph and his mistress, 39 Trespass-offerings,

6 Gilead's inheritance retained, 36 Cities of refuge, &c.

20

Pharaoh's butler, &c.

40 Law of trespass-offerings, 7

God giveth Israel resu,

21

Pharaoh's dreams,

41 Aaron and his sons consecrated, 8 DEUTERONOMY.

The two tribes and half sent

Joseph's brethren in Egypt, 42 Aaron's sin-oflering,

9

home,

Joseph entertains his brethren, 43 Nadab and Abihu slain, 10 Moses rehearseth God's prom Joshua's exhortation before his

Joseph's policy to his brethren, 44 Unclean beasts,

11

ise,

1 death,

23

Joseph known to his brethren, 45 Purifications,

12 Story of the Edomites, 2 Joshua's death and burial,

24

Jacob goeth into Egypt,

46 Law of leprosy,

13 Moses prayeth to see Canaan,

3

Joseph presents his

brethren, 47 Law for the leper,

14 An exliortation to obedience, 4

JUDGES.

Joseph goeth to his father, 48 Uncleanness of issues,

15 Ten Commandments,

5

Jacob blesseth his sons, 49 Sin-offerings,

16 Obedience to the law enjoined, 6 The acts of Judah and Simeon, 1

Death of Joseph,

50 Blond forbidden,

17 Strange communion forbidden, 7 The Israelites fall into idolatry, 2

Unlawful marriages,

18 God's mercies claim obedience, 8The nations left to prove Israel, 3.
EXODUS.
Repetition of laws,

19 Israel's rebellion rehearsed, 9 Deborah and Barak deliver Is-

Denunciations for sins,

20 The Tables restored,

10 rael,

The Israelites oppressed, 1 Priests' qualifications,

21 An exhortation to obedience,

Moses born,

2 Nature of sacrifices,

11 The song of Deborah and Barak, 3

22 Blood forbidden,

The burning bush,

3 Feasts of the LORD,

12 The Israelites oppressed by Mi-

23 Idolaters to be stoned,

13

6

God's message to Pharaoh,

4 Shelomith's son,

24 Of meats, clean and unclean, 14 Gideon's army,

7

The bondage of the Israelites, 5 The Jubilee,

25 1 Of the year of release,

God's promise renewed,

8

6 Obedience required,

15 The Ephraimites pacified,

26 The feast of the Passover,

Moscs goeth to Pharaoh,

16 Abimelech made king,

27 The choice and duty of a king, 17 Tola judgeth Israel,

10

Plague of frogs,

The priests' portion,

18 Jephthah's rash yow,

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Hannah's song,

18

Saul reproved,

CONTENTS, &c.
'The Ephraimites slain, CHAP. 12 FIRST BOOK OF KINGS. David'sexhortation, CHAP. 28 Mordecai's good services, chap. 6

13
Samson born,
David's reign and death, 29 Haman is hanged,

7

CHAP 1

The rejoicing of the Jews,

Samson's marriage and riddle, 14 Solomon anointed king,

15 David's death,

2

Sarcson is denied his wife,

II. CHRONICLES Haman's ten sons hanged, 9

3

Mordecai's advancement,

Delilah's falsehood to Samson, 16 Solomon chooseth wisdom,

17 Solomon's prosperity,

4 Solomon's offering,

Micah's idolatry,

1

Hiram and Solomon agree, 5 Solomon sendeth to Huram, 2

JOB

The Danites seek an inherit-

18 The building of the temple, 6 The building of the temple, 3

ance,

7 The vessels of the temple, 4 Job's losses and temptations,

The Levite and his concubine, 191 Ornaments of the temple,

1

20 The temple dedicated,

The complaint of the Levite,

8 The temple finished,

5 Job smitten with boils,

2

6 Job curseth the day of his birth, 3

Benjamin's desolation bewailed, 21 God's covenant with Solomon, 9 Solomon blesseth the people,

The queen of Sheba,

10 Solomon's sacrifice,

7 Eliphaz reproveth Job,

Ahijali's prophecy,

11 Solomon buildeth cities, 8 Aflictions are from Gud,

RUTH.

6

The ten tribes revolt,

12 The queen of Sheba visíteth Job wisheth for death,

Jeroboam's land withereth 13

Solomon,

9 Job excuseth his desire of death, 7

Elimelech driven into Moab,

8

1 Abijah's sickness and death, 14 Rehoboam made king, 10 Bildad sheweth God's justice,

Ruth gleaneth in Boaz's field, 2, Jeroboam's sin punished, 15 Judah strengthened,

9

11 The innocent often afflicted,

Boaz's bounty to Ruth, 3 Jericho rebuilt,

16 Rehoboam's reign and death,

10

12 Job expostulateth with God,

11

Boaz marrieth Ruih.

4 The widow's son raised, 17 Abijah overcometh Jeroboam, 13 Zophar reproveth Job,
Elijah obtaineth rain,

18 Asa destroyeth idolatry, 14 God's omnipotency maintained, 12

Elisha followeth Elijah,

13

19 Asa's covenant with God, 15 Job's confidence in God,

20 Asa's death and burial, 16 The conditions of man's life,

FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL. Samaria besieged,

14

Naboth stoned,

15

21 Jehoshaphat's good reign, 17 Eliphaz reproveth Job,

Samuel born,

1 Ahab seduced,

22 Micaiah's prophecy,

16

18 Job reproveth his friends,

17

2

Jehoshaphat's care for justice, 19 Job's appeal to God,

The Lord calleth Samuel, 3

SECOND BOOK OF KINGS. Je roshaphat's fast and prayer, 20 Bildad reproveth Job,

Eli s death,

4

Jehoran's wicked reign, 21 Job's complaint of his friends, 19

Dagon falleth before the ark,

20

5 Moab rebelleth,

1 Ahaziah's wicked reign, 22 The purtion of the wicked,

The ark sent back,

6 Elijah's translation,

2 Joash made king, i

23 The destruction of the wicked, 21

The Israelites repent,

22

24 Job accused of divers sins,
7 Moabites defeated,

3 Zechariah stoned,
The Israelites desire a king,

4 The Edomites overcome,

25 God's decree is immutable, 23
8 The widow's oil multiplied,
Samuel entertaineth Saul,

5 Uzziah's leprosy,

26 Sin goeth often unpunished, 24
9 Naaman cleansed,

Saul anointed,

10 A fam ze in Samaria,

6 Jotham's good reign,

27 Man cannot be justified before

28

The Ammonites smitten,

25

11 Plenty in Samaria,

7 Ahaz's wicked reign,

God,

Samuel's integrity,

12 Ben-hadad killed,

8 Hezekiah's good reign,

26

29 Job reproveth Bildad,
13 Jezebel caten by dogs,

9 The passover proclaimed, 30 The hypocrite is without hope, 27

Saul's victories,

28

31 Wisdom is the gift of God,
14 Prophets of Baal slain,

10 Provisions for the priests,

Saul spareth Agag,

15 Jehoash anointed king,

11 Hezekiah's death,

29

32 Job bemoaneth himself,
Samuel anointeth David,

33 Job's honour turned to con-

16 The temple repaired,

12 Manasseh's wicked reign,

34

David slayeth Goliath,

30

17 Elisha's death,

13 Josiah's good reign,

tempt,

Jonathan's love to David, 18 Amariah reigneth,

14 Josiah slain in battle,

35 Job professcth his integrity,

Saul's jealousy of David,

32

19 Azariah's leprosy,

15 Jerusalem destroyed,

36 Elihu reproveth Job,

David and Jonathan consult,

33

Elihu reasoneth with Job,

20 Ahaz's wicked reign,

16

David feigns himself mad,

34

21 Ten tribes taken captive,

17

God cannot be unjust,

EZRA.

Nob destroyed,

22 Rabshakeh's blasphemy,

18

Comparison not to be made with

David rescueth Keilah,

19 The proclamation of Cyrus, 1

23 Hezekiah's prayer,

35

God,

David spareth Saul,

36

24 Hezekiah’s death,

20 The people return from Babylon, 2 The justice of God's s ways,

The death of Samuel,

25 Manasseh's iniquity,

21 The altar erected,

3 God's great works,

37

David findeth Saul asleep,
26 Huldah prophesieth,

22 The decree of Artaxerxes, 4 God's wisdom is unsearchable, 38
David Beeth to Gath,

5 God's power in his creatures, 39

Saul consults a witch,

27 Josiah destroyeth the idolaters, 23 Tatnai's letter to Darius,

28 Judah taken captive,

24 The Temple finished,

6 Job humbleth himself to God, 40

Achish dismisseth David,

29 The temple destroyed, 25 Ezra goeth to Jerusalem, 7 God's power in the creation, 41

Amalekites spoil Ziklag,

Ezra keepeth a fast,

8 Job's age and death,

30

42

Saul and Sis sons slain,

31

Ezra's prayer,

9

I. CHRONICLES.

Ezra's mourning,

10

PSALMS.

Adam's line to Noah,

1

SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL. The posterity of Israel,

2

NEHEMIAH.

Happiness of the Godly, PSALM

3

The sons of David,

The kingdom of Christ,

David laments Saul,
1 The posterity of Judah,

4 Nehemial mourneth for Jeru. The security of God's protection, 3

David made king of Judah, 2) The line of Reuben,

5 salem,

1 David priyeib for audience,

3. The sons of Levi,

6 Artaxerxes encourageth Nehe David's profession of his faith, 5

7

4 The sons of Issachar,

miah

2 David's coniplaint in sickness, 0

5 The sons of Benjamin,

8 The names of the builders, 3 The destruction of the wicked, 7

4 God's love to man,

6 Genealogies of Israel and Judah, 9 Nehemiah appointeth a watch,

8

God's promise to David,

7 Saul's overthrow and death, 10 Reformation of usury,

5 God praised for his judgments, ..

8 David madı king of Israel, 11 Sanballat's préctices,

6 The outrage of the wicked, 10

Daviul sends for Mephibosheth, 9 The armies that helped David, 12 Hanani and Hananiah's charge, 7 God's providence and justice,

11

10) David fetchoth the ark, 13 The reading of the la:v,

8 David craveth God's help, 12
11 Hiram's kindness to David, 14 A solemn fast appointed,

9 David boasteth of divine mercy, 13

12 David bringeth the ark to Livn, 15 The points of the covenant, 10 The natural in described, 1.4

13 David's psalm of thanksgiving, 16 Who dwelt at Jerusalem,

11 | A citizen of Zion described,

15

14 Nathan's message to David,

17 The high priest's succession, 12 David's hope o: his calling,

15 David's victories,

18 Divers abizes reformed, 13 David's hope and confidence, 17

16 David's messengers ill-treaied, 19

David praiseth God,

Alithophel hangeth himself,

13

17 Rabbah taken and spoiled, 20

ESTHER.

David prayeth for grace, 19

18 The plague stayed,

21

The church's confidence in

19 Preparation for the temple, 22 Ahasuerus' royal feast,

1

God,

20

20 Solomon made king,

23 Esther made queen,

2 A thanksgiving for victory, 21

21 The order of Aaron's sons,

24 Haman despised by Mordecai, 3 David's complaint and prayer, 22

22 The number of the singers, 25 The mourning of the Jews, 4 David's confidence in God's

23 The division of the porters,

26 Esther obtaineth the king's fa grace,

23

Duvid numbereth the people, 24. The twelve captains,

27 vour,

31 God's worship in the world,

Joab killeth Abner,
Ish-bosheth murdered,
David's age and reign,
Czzah smitten,
David's officers,
Hlanun's villany,
David's adultery,
Nathan's parable,
Amnon, and Tamar,
Absalom's return,
Absalon's policy,
Shinei curseth David,
Absalom slain by Joab,
Saimei is pardoned,
Sheba's revolt,
Saul's sons hanged,

davil's thanksgiving,

David's faith,

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CONTENTS, &c.

David's confidence in prayer, The majesty of God, PSALM 97 Observations about kings, CHAP. 25/God comforteth his church,CHAP. 49

44

and trust in God,

Sundry maxims,

PSALM 25 All creatures exhorted to praise

26 The vanity of idols,

43

26

David resorteth unto God,

God,

27 God calleth Cyrus,

98 Sundry maxims,

David's love to God's service, 27 God to be worshipped,

99 Observations of impiety, 28 Idols not to be compared with

29

David blesseth God,

28 God to be praised cheerfully, 100 of public government,

46

God,

Wliy God must be honoured, 29 David's profession of godli-

Agur's prayer,

30 God's judgment upon Babylon, 47

31 The intent of prophecy,

David's praise for deliverance, 30

101 Lemuel's lesson of chastity,

48

ness,

Christ sent to the Gentiles, 49

David rejoiceth in God's mercy, 31 God's mercies to be recorded, 102
Who are blessed,

32 God blessed for his constancy, 103 ECCLESIASTES. Christ's sufferings and patience, 50

God is to be praised,

33 God wonderful ir providence, 104

The certainty of God's salva-

Those blessed wiro trust in God, 34 The plagues of Egypt, 105 The vanity of all human things, i tion,

51

David prayeth for his safety, 35 Israel's rebellion,

106 Wisdom and folly have one end, 2 Christ's free redemption, 52

The excellency of God's mercy, 36 God's manifold providence, 107 A time for all things,

3. The humiliation of Christ, 53

108 The good of contentment,

4 The church's enlargement,

David persuadeth to patience, 37 David's confidence in God,

54

David moveth Godto compassion,38 David's complaint of his ene The vanity of riches,

5 The happy state of believers, 55

The brevity of life,

39 mies,

109 The conclusion of vanities, 6) Exhortation to holiness,

56

Obedience the best sacrifice, 40 The kingdom of Christ, 110 Remedies against vanities, 7. God reproveth the Jews,

57

God's care of the poor, 41 God praised for his works, 111 Kings are to be respected, 8 Hypocrisy reproved,

58

David's zeal to serve God, 42 The happiness of the godly, 112 Wisdom is better than strength, 9 The covenant of the Redeemer, 59

David prayeth to be restored, 43 God praised for his mercy, 113 Of wisdom and folly,

10 The glory of the church, 60

The church's complaint to God, 44 An exhortation to praise, 114 Directions for charity, 11 The office of Christ,

61

The majesty of Christ's kingdom,45 The vanity of idols, 115 The preacher's care to edisy, 12 God's promises to his church,

The church's confidence in God, 46 David studieth to be thankful, 116

Christ sheweth his power to save, 63

'The kingdom of Christ, 47 God praised for his mercy and THE SONG OF SOLOMON. The church's prayer,

64

The privileges of the church, 48 truth,

117

The calling of the Gentiles, 65

Worldly prosperity contemned, 49 David's trust in God, 1'8 The church's love to Christ, 1 The growth of the church,

God's majesty in the church, 50 Meditation, prayer, and praise, 119 Christ's care of the church, 2

3

David's prayer and confession, 51 David prayeth against Doeg, 120 The church glorieth in Christ,

JEREMIAH.

David's confidence in God, 52 The safety of the godly, 121 The graces of the church, 4

The natural man described, 53 David's joy for the church, 122 Christ's love for bis church, 5 The calling of Jeremiah,

David's prayer for salvation, 54 The godly's confidence in God, 123 The church's faith in Christ, 6 Israel is spoiled for his sins,

2

David's complaint in prayer, 55. The church blesseth God, 124 The graces of the church, 7 God's mercy to Judah,

David's promise of praise, 56 A prayer for the godly, 125 The calling of the Gentiles, 8 Israel called to repentance,

4

David in prayer fleeth to God, 57 The church prayeth for mer-

God's judgments upon the Jews, 5

David describeth the wicked, 58

126

ISAIAH.

Enemies sent against Judah, 6

David prayeth for deliverance, 59 The virtue of God's blessing, 127

Jeremiah's call for repentance,

7

David's comfort in God's prom Those blessed that fear God, 128 Isaiah's complaint of Judah, 1 The calamities of the Jews, 8

ises,

60 The haters of the church

Christ's kingdom prophesied, 2 Jeremiah's lamentation,

9

David voweth perpetual service, 61 cursed,

129 The oppression of the rulers, 3 The vanity of idols,

10

No trust in worldly things, 62 God to be hoped in,

130 Christ's kingdom a sanctuary, 4 God's covenant proclaimed, 11

David's thirst for God, 63 David professeth his humility, 131 God's judgments for sin, 5 The prosperity of the wicked, 12

David's complaint of his ene David's care for the ark, 132 Isaiah's vision of God's glory, 6 An exhortation to repentance,

13

mies,

64The benefits of the saints'

Christ promised,

7 The prophet's prayer,

14

The blessedness of God's cho communion,

133 Israel and Judah threatened, 8 Jereniah's coniplaint,
sen,

65 An exhortation to bless God, 134 The church's joy in Christ's The utter ruin of the Jews,

David exhorteth to praise God, 66 God praised for his judgments, 135 birth,

9 The captivity of Judah, 17

A prayer for God's kingdom, '67 God praised for manifold mer Gel's judgments upon Israel, 10 The type of the potter,

18

A prayer at the removing of the cies,

136 The calling of the Gentiles, 11 The desolation of the Jews, 19

Ark,

68 The constancy of the Jews, 137 Thanksgiving for God's mer Pashur smiteth Jeremiah, 20

David's complaint in afliction, 69 David's confidence in God, 138 cies,

12 Nebuchadnezzar's war,

21

David's prayer for the gorlly, 70 David defieth the wicked, 139 Babylon threatened,

13 The judgment of Shallum, 22

David's prayer for perseve David's prayer for deliver Israel's restoration,

14 Restoration of God's people, 23

rance,

71 ance,

140 The lamentable state of Moab, 15 The type of good and bad figs, 24

David's prayer for Solomon, 72 David prayeth for sincerity, 141 Moab exhorted to obedience, 16 Jeremiah reproveth the Jews, 25

The righteous sustained, 73 David's comfort in trouble, 142 Syria and Israel threatened, 17 Jeremiah is arraigned,

26

David prayeth for the sanc David complaineth of his grief, 143 God's care of his people,

18 Nebuchadnezzar's conquests,

27

tuary,

74 David's prayer for his king The confusion of Egypt,

19 Hannah's prophecy,

28

David rebuketh the proud, 75 dom,

144 Egypt and Ethiopia's captivity, 20 Jeremiah's letter,

29

God's majesty in the church, 76 God's help to the godly, 145 The fall of Babylon,

21 The return of the Jews, 30

David's combat with diffiience, 77 | David voweth perpetual praisc The invasion of Jewry, 22 The restoration of Israel, 31

bod's wrath against Israel, 78 to God,

146 Tyre's miserable overthrow, 23 Jeremiah imprisoned,

"The psalmist's complaint, 79 God praised for his provi-

39

Judgments of God for sin, 24 Christ the Branch promised,

David's prayer for the church, 80

dence,

147 The prophet praiseth God, 25 Zedekiah's fate foretold, 34

An exhortation to praise God, 81 All creatures should praise God, 148 A song of praise to God, 26 God blesseth ihe Rechabites,

35

David reproveth the judges, .82 God praised for his benefits, 149|God's care of his vineyard,

27 Jeremiah's prophecies,

36

The church's enemies,

83 God praised upon instruments, 150 Ephrain threatened,

28 The Chaldeans' siege raised,

37

David longeth for the sanctuary, 84

God's judgment on Jerusalem, 29 Jeremiah cast into a dungeon, 38

David prayeth for inercies, 85

God's mercies toward his

Jerusalem is taken,

THE PROVERBS.

39

David's complaint of the proud, 86

church,

30 Jeremiah set at liberty,

40

The nature and glory of the The use of the proverbs, 1 An exhortation to turn to God, 31 Islımael killeth Gedaliah,

41

church,
87 The benefit of wisdom,

2 Desolation foreshewn, 32 Johanan promiseih obedience, 42

David's grievous complaint, 88 Exhortation to sundry duties, 3 The privileges of the godly, 33 | Jeremiah carried to Egypt,

43

Givd praised for his power, 89 Persuasions to obedience, 4 God revengeth his church,

34 Judah's desolation,

God's providence set forth, 90 The mischiefs of whoredom, 5 The blessings of the gospel, 35 Baruch comforted,

45

The state of the godly, 91 Seven things hateful to God, 6 Rabshakeh insulteth Hezekiah, 36 Overthrow of Pharaoh's army,

46

God praised for his great works, 92 Description of a harlot, 7 Hezekiah's prayer,

37 The Philistines' destruction,

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The majesty of Christ's king The call of wisdom,

8 Hezekiah's thanksgiving, 38 The judgment of Moab,

dom,

93 The doctrine of wisdom, 9 Babylonian captivity foretold,. 39 The restoration of Elam,

49

Davı.''s complaint of impiety, 94 Virtues and vices contrasted, 10 The promulgation of the gospel, 40 The redemption of Israel,

50

The danger of tempting God, 95 Continued 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, God's mercies to his church, 41 God's severe judgment,

51

God praised for his greatness, 96) 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24. Christ's mission to the Gentiles, 42 Zedekiah's wicked reign,

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