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them out of all places where they and one king shall be king to them have been scattered, &c. and will all; and they shall be no more two bring them to their own land, &c. nations, neither shall they be divided and I will set up the shepherd over into two kingdoms, &c. and they shall them, &c.— Ezek. xxxiv. 11-13. dwell in the land that I have given 23, &c.
unto Jacob.- Ezek. xxxvii. 3. 11, 12. Mountains of Israel, ye shall shoot 21, 22. 25. Hosea i. 10, 11. Joel forth your branches, and yield your iïi. 6,7. fruit to my people of Israel, for they Now will I bring again the captiare at hand to come: for behold I am vity of Jacob, and have mercy upon for you, and I will turn unto you, and the whole house of Israel. But I have ye shall be tilled and sowed, &c. and gathered them unto their own land, the city shall be inhabited, and the &c. neither will I hide my face any wastes shall be builded, &c. I will more.—Ezek. xxxix. 25, &c. settle you after your old estates, and Jerusalem shall be inhabited, &c. will do better unto you than at your Flee from the land of the north, saith beginning; and ye shall know that the Lord; for I have spread you I am the Lord, &c. I will take you abroad as the four winds of the heafrom among the heathen, and gather ven, saith the Lord. Deliver thyyou out of all countries, and will self, O Zion, that dwellest with the bring you into your own land, &c. daughter of Babylon, &c. for he that and ye shall dwell in the land that I toucheth you, toucheth the apple of gave to your fathers, and ye shall be his eye.Zech. ii. 4-8.12. Joel üii. my people, &c. then shall ye remem- Zeph. iii. 14, &c. ber your own evil ways, &c. Not Thus saith the Lord, I am returned for your sakes do I this, saith the unto Zion, and will dwell in the midst Lord God: be it known unto you, &c. of Jerusalem, &c. There shall yet then the heathen that are left round old men, and old women dwell in about you, shall know, that I the the streets of Jerusalem, &c. and the Lord build the ruined places, and streets of the city shall be full of plant that which was desolate: I the boys and girls playing in the streets Lord have spoken it, and I will do it. thereof, &c. Behold, I will save my Thus saith the Lord God, I will yet people from the east country, and for this be inquired of by the house from the west country; and I will of Israel.—Ezek. xxxvi. 8—11. 24. bring them, and they shall dwell in 28. 31-33. 36, 37. Hosea ii. 14, 15. the midst of Jerusalem, and they shall Amos ix. 11. 14,15.
be my people, and I will be their God, By the dry bones is typified the &c. As I thought to punish you, Israelites' return. These bones are when your fathers provoked me to the whole house of Israel; behold wrath, saith the Lord of hosts, and I they say, Our bones are dried, and repented not; so again have I thought our hope is lost, and we are cut off in these days to do well unto Jerusafor our parts: therefore prophesy, lem, and to the house of Judah: fear &c. O my people, I will open your ye not, &c. Yea, many people, and graves, cause you to come up out of strong nations shall come to seek your graves, and bring you into the the Lord of hosts in Jerusalem, land of Israel, &c. I will take the and to pray before the Lord.—Zech. children of Israel from among the viii. 3–5. 7, 8. 14, 15. 22. xij. 7-9. heathen, whither they be gone, and xiv. 10, 11. 20—23. Joel iii. 19, 20. will gather them on every side, and In that day I will make Jerusalem bring them into their own land: and a burdensome stone for all people, I will make them one nation in the &c. They shall be cut in pieces, land, upon the mountains of Israel, though the people of the earth be gathered together against it.--Zech. On the seventh day thou shalt rest; xii. 3, &c.
that thine ox and thine ass may rest, I would not, brethren, that ye should and the son of thine handmaid, and be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye the stranger may be refreshed.should be wise in your own conceits; Exod. xxiii. 12. xxxiv. 21. that blindness in part is happened to Ye shall keep the sabbath thereIsrael, until the fulness of the Gen- fore; for it is holy unto you: every tiles be come in. And so all Israel one that defileth it shall surely be shall be saved, as it is written, There put to death: for whosoever doeth shall come out of Sion the deliverer, any work therein, that soul shall be and shall turn away ungodliness from cut off from amongst his people, and Jacob : for this is my covenant unto he shall surely be put to death. them when I shall take away their Wherefore the children of Israel shall sins, &c. They are beloved for the keep the sabbath, &c. it is a sign befathers' sake.-Rom. xi. 25–28. tween me and the children of Israel
for ever: for in six days the Lord CHAP. LVI.
made heaven and earth.- Exod.xxxi.
14-18. xxxv. 2. OF THE SEVENTH, OR SABBATH DAY, Six days shall work be done, &c.
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND ve shall kindle no fire throughout THE LAWS ABOUT IT; AND OF ITS
your habitations upon the sabbath CHANGE TO THE FIRST DAY OF day.-Exod. xxxv. 2. 3. THE WEEK.
Six days shall work be done, but On the seventh day God ended his the seventh day is the sabbath of work which he had made; and he rest: an holy convocation.-Levit. rested on the seventh day from all his xxiii. 3. work which he had made: and God They found a man that gathered blessed the seventh day, and sancti- sticks upon the sabbath day, &c. and fied it, because that in it he had rested the Lord said unto Moses, The man from all his work.-Gen. ii. 2, 3. shall surely be put to death, all the
To-morrow is the rest of the holy congregation shall stone him with sabbath unto the Lord : bake that stones without the camp.-Numb.xv. which you will bake to-day, &c. for 32-36. to-morrow is the rest of the holy sab- And on the sabbath day two lambs. bath unto the Lord, &c. Six days &c. this is the burnt-offering of every ye shall gather it, but on the seventh sabbath, besides the continual burntday, which is the sabbath, in it there offering, and his drink-offering. shall be none, &c. Abide ye every Numb. xxviii. 9, 10. man in his place; let no man go out Keep the sabbath day to sanctify of his place on the seventh day. So it, &c. and remember that thou wast the people rested on the seventh day. a servant in the land of Egypt.-Exod. xvi. 23–30.
Deut. v. 12—15. Remember the sabbath day to keep If the people of the land bring it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, wares, or any victuals on the sabbath and do all thy work; but the seventh day to sell, we should not buy it on day is the sabbath of the Lord thy the sabbath.-Neh. x. 31. God: in it thou shalt not do any Nehemiah contended with the nowork, thou nor thy son, &c. for in six bles of Judah, for profaning the sabdays the Lord made heaven, &c. and bath, and he caused the gates to be rested the seventh day; wherefore shut on the sabbath, to keep out merthe Lord blessed the sabbath day, and chandises, and threatened such who hallowed it.—Exod. xx. 8–11. Deut. brought them to sell on the sabbath v. 12-14.
day, -Neh. xiii. 15—23.
If thou turn away thy foot from the fore the Son of man is Lord also of sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on the sabbath.—Mark ii. 27, 28. my holy day, and call the sabbath a Very early in the morning, the first delight, the holy of the Lord, honour- day of the week, they came unto the able, and shalt honour him, not doing sepulchre, at the rising of the sun, thine own ways, nor finding thine &c.-Mark xvi. 2, &c. Luke xxiv. own pleasure, nor speaking thine own 1, &c. words; then, &c. 'I will cause thee Jesus, &c. as his custom was, went to ride upon the high places of the into the synagogue on the sabbath earth.--Isa. lviii. 13, 14.
day, and stood up for to read; and Bear no burden on the sabbath day, there was delivered unto him the nor bring it in by the gates of Jeru- book of the prophet Isaiah.—Luke iv. salem; neither carry forth a burden 16.31. out of your houses on the sabbath Ye on the sabbath day circumcise day, neither do ye any work; but a man. If a man on the sabbath day hallow ye the sabbath day, &c.- receive circumcision, that the law of Jer. xvii. 21, 22. 24. 27.
Moses should not be broken (or withI gave them my sabbaths, to be a out breaking the law): are ye angry sign between me and them, &c.— with me because I have made a man Ezek. xx. 12. 20, 21.
every whit whole on the sabbath day? Hear this, O ye that swallow up -John vii. 22, 23. the needy, &c. saying, When will the Then the same day, at evening, new moon be gone, that we may sell being the first day of the week, when corn? and the sabbath, that we may the doors were shut where the disciset forth wheat ?-Amos viii. 4, 5. ples were assembled, for fear of the
Jesus went on the sabbath day Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the through the corn, and his disciples midst, and saith to them, Peace, &c. were an hungered, and began to pluck And after eight days again (or in the ears of corn, and to eat. But eight days) his disciples were within, when the Pharisees saw it, they said &c. came Jesus, the doors being shut, to him, Behold, thy disciples do that and stood in the midst, and said, which is not lawful to do upon the Peace be unto you.-John xx. 19.26. sabbath day. But he said unto them, Paul reasoned in the synagogue Have ye not read what David did, every sabbath, and persuaded the when he was an hungered, &c. and Jews and the Greeks, &c.—Acts how that on the sabbath day the xviii. 4. priests in the temple profane the sab- Paul, &c. abode at Troas seven bath, and are blameless ? &c. If ye days: and upon the first day of the had known what this meaneth, I will week, when the disciples came togehave mercy, and not sacrifice, yether to break bread, Paul preached would not have condemned the guilt- unto them, ready to depart on the less. For the Son of man is Lord morrow, and continued his speech even of the sabbath day, &c. What until midnight, &c. when he, &c. had man shall there be among you, that broken bread, and eaten, and talked shall have one sheep, and if it shall a long while, even till break of day, fall into a pit on the sabbath day, he departed.-Acts xx. 6-8.11. will he not lay hold on it, and lift it Upon the first day of the week, let out? Wherefore, it is lawful to do every one of you lay by him in store as well on the sabbath days.-Matt. God hath prospered him, that there xii. 1-13, Luke vi. 1, &c. xiii. 14 be no gatherings when I come, 16.
1 Cor. xvi. 2. The sabbath was made for man, For he spake in a certain place of and not man for the sabbath : there- the seventh day on this wise ; And
God did rest the seventh day from all increaseth his substance, he shall gahis works, &c. If Jesus (or Joshua) ther it for him that will pity the poor. had given them rest, then would he -Prov. xxviii. 8. not afterward have spoken of ano- I bave neither lent on usury, nor ther day; there remaineth therefore men have lept to me on usury, yet a rest (or a sabbath) to the people every one of them doth curse me. of God, &c. Heb. iv. 4-9.
Jer, xv. 10. . I John, &c. was in the Spirit on If a man.be just, &c. and hath not the Lord's day, &c.-Rev. i. 9, 10. oppressed any, &e. hath given his
na bread to the hungry, &c. hath not
given forth upon usury, nor taken inCHAP. LVII.
crease. Ezek, xviii. 5. 7, 8. 12, 13. OF USURY.
I Thou hast taken usury and in
crease, and thou hast greedily gained If thou lend money to any of my of thy neighbours by extortion. people that is poor by thee, thou Ezek. xxii. 12. shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. -Exod. xxii. 25.
CHAP. LVIII. And if thy brother be waxen poor, OF ENVY, WRATH, HATRED, MALICE, and fallen into decay with thee, then
BITTERNESS, EMULATION, DISthou shalt relieve him, &c. Take
CONTENT, AND STRIFE. thou no usury of him, or increase : but fear thy God, that thy brother ABRAHAM said unto Lot, Let there may live with thee. Thou shalt not be no strife, I pray thee, between me give him thy money upon usury, nor and thee, and between my herdsmen lend him thy victuals for increase.- and thy herdsmen, for we be breLevit. xxv. 35-37.
thren, &c. If thou wilt take the left Thou shalt not lend upon usury to hand, then I will go to the right; if thy brother ; usury of money, usury thou depart to the right, then I will of victuals, usury of any thing that is go to the left.-Gen. xii. 8, 9. lent upon usury, Unto a stranger When Rachel saw that she bare thou mayest lend upon usury, but Jacob no children, Rachel envied her unto thy brother thou shalt not sister, and said unto Jacob, &c.lend upon usury, &c.-Deut. xxiii. Gen. xxx. 1, 2. 19, 20.
When Joseph's brethren saw that When the Jews were low, and their father loved him more than all borrowed money of each other to buy his brethren, they hated him, and corn, and for necessary uses, and could not speak peaceably unto him, took mortgages of tbeir lands, and &c. they hated him yet the more for sold their sons and daughters each to his dreams, &c. his brethren envied other for it: then Nehemiah rebuked him; but his father observed the saythem for this usury, and further tells ing. They conspired to slay him.them, that he and his brethren might Gen. xxxvii. 4. 8. 11. 18. exact of them money and corn, and Thou shalt not hate thy brother in prays them to leave off this usury.- thy heart, &c. Thou shalt not avenge, Neh. v.
nor bear any grudge against the chilLord, who shall abide in thy ta- dren of thy people.-Levit. xix. 17,18. bernacle? &c. He that putteth notW hen Eldad and Medad had proout his money to usury, nor taketh phesied in the camp, Joshua desired reward against the innocent.--Ps.xv. Moses to forbid them: Moses said 1, 5.
unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? He that by usury and unjust gain Would God that all the Lord's people were prophets !-Numb. xi. 27 but be thou in the fear of the Lord all -29.
the day long.—Prov. xxiii. 17. When the women in their song had Be not thou envious against evil ascribed to Saul his thousands, and men, neither desire to be with them. to David his ten thousands, Saul was Fret not thyself because of evil men, very wroth, and said, &c. What can neither be thou envious at the wicked. he have more but the kingdom? And –Prov. xxiv. 1. 19. Sauleyed David from that dayforward, Wrath is cruel, and anger is out&c. became his enemy continually, rageous; but who is able to stand and would have killed him.-1 Sam. before envy (or jealousy)?- Prov. xviii. 6-11. xix. 1.
xxvii. 4. Ahab so sorely discontented and The forcing of wrath bringeth forth displeased with Naboth, that he would strife.—Prov. xxx. 33. not eat bread, &c. and that because I considered all travail, and every he could not have the vineyard. right work, that for this a man is en1 Kings xxi. 1-4.
vied of his neighbour.—Eccles. iv.4. Haman went forth joyful, and with Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, a glad heart; but when Haman saw they will not see: but they shall see Mordecai in the king's gate, that he and be ashamed for their envy at (or stood not up, nor moved for him, he toward) thy people : yea, the fire of was full of indignation against Mor- thine enemies shall devour them.decai, &c. And having told his friends Isa. xxvi. 11. of his glory, &c. yet (said he) all this Therefore as I live, saith the Lord availeth me nothing, so long as I God, I will even do according to thine see Mordecai the Jew sitting in the anger, and according to thine envy, king's gate.--Esth. v. 9-13. which thou hast used out of thy ha
Fret not thyself because of evil- tred against them (or to them).doers, neither be thou envious against Ezek. xxxv. 11. the workers of iniquity: for they shall Pilate said to the Jews, Whom will soon be cut down, &c. fret pot thy. ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, self because of him who prospereth in or Jesus, which is called Christ: for his way, because of the man who he knew that for envy they had delibringeth wicked devices to pass, &c. vered him.—Matt. xxvii. 17, 18. Fret not thyself in any wise to do John had said unto Herod, It is not evil.-Ps. xxxvii. 1, 2.7-9. lawful for thee to have thy brother's
As for me, my feet were almost wife, therefore Herodias had a quargone, &c. for I was envious at the rel (or an inward grudge) against foolish, when I saw the prosperity of him, and would have killed him.the wicked.-Ps. Ixxüj. 2-4. Mark vi. 18, 19. 24.
They envied Moses also in the The patriarchs moved with envy. camp, and Aaron the saint of the sold Joseph into Egypt.-Acts vï. 9. Lord.-Ps. cvi. 16.
And when the Jews saw the multiStrive not with a man without tudes, they were filled with envy, and cause; if he hath done thee no harm: spoke against those things which were envy thou not the oppressor (or man spoken by Paul, contradicting and of violence), and choose none of his blaspheming.--Acts xiii. 45. ways.-Prov. ii. 30–32.
Being filled with all, &c. maliciousHatred stirreth up strifes.—Prov. ness, full of envy, murder, &c.x. 12.
Rom. i. 29. Better is a dinner of herbs where If by any means I may provoke to love is, than a stalled ox, and hatred emulation them which are my flesh, therewith.—Prov. xv. 17.
and might save some of them.—Rom. Let not thine heart envy sinners, xi. 14.