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what day of the month? What had taken place by the twenty-seventh day of the second month?
15. And God spake unto Noah, saying,
15. What did God do? Who spake? To whom did God speak ?
16. Go (1) forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' wives with thee. 1. Out.
16. What was Noah to do? Of what was Noah to go forth? Who were to go forth of the ark with Noah? With whom were Noah's family to go forth of the ark?
17. Bring (1) forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that (2) they may (3) breed (4) abundantly in the (5) earth, and be (6) fruitful, and (7) multiply upon the earth.
1. Out of the ark.-2. These animals.-3. Produce young ones of their several kinds.-4. In great numbers.-5. World.-6. Very prolific, and bring forth many young ones.—7. Become numerous.
17. What was Noah to do to the beasts? What was he to bring forth? From what was he to bring them forth? Why was Noah to bring them forth of the ark? Where were they to breed? In what manner were they to breed? What were they to be? Who were to be fruitful? What were to multiply? Upon what were the beasis to multiply?
18. And Noah went (1) forth, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives with him: 1. Out of the ark.
18. Who went forth of the ark? Of what did Noah go forth? Who went with Noah from the ark?
19. Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and (1) whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went (2) forth out of the ark. 1. Every living creature which.-2. Away.
19. What went forth of the ark besides Noah and his family? What did every beast, and every creeping thing do? What else went out but the beasts and creeping things ? Out of what did they go forth?
20. and Noah (1) builded an altar unto the Lord, and took of every clean (2) beast, and of every clean (3) forol, and (4) offered burnt-offerings on the altar.
1. Raised with stones.--2. Four-footed animal.-3. Bird.-4. Killed them, and sprinkled their blood, and burnt their flesh, as.
20. What did Noah do when he left the ark? What did he build? Who built an altar? Unto whom did Noah build an altar? What did Noah take? What kind of beasts did Noah take? Or how many kinds of the clean beasts did Noah take? What kind of fowls did he take? What did Noah do with the clean beasts and fowls ? What did he offer? What kind of offerings ? On what did Noah offer the beasts? What did Noah do with the altar ?
21. And the Lord smelled a (1) sweet (2) savour ; and the Lord (3) said in his hecrt, I will not again (4) curse the (5) ground any more (6) for man's sake ; for the (7) imagination of man's heart is evil from his (8) youth: (9) neither will I again (10) smite any more every thing liviug, as I have done.
1. Pleasant.-2. Scent, odour, or smell.--3. Resolved thus in his own mind.-4. Destroy.-5. World.-6. On account of the sin of man.-7 Thoughts.-8. Youngest years.-9. Nor.-10. Destroy.
21. What did the Lord smell? What kind of sayour? Who smelled a sweet savour? What did the Lord say in his heart? In what did God say this? What was God not again to do? What was he not to do to the ground? What was God not to curse? For whose sake? What was God not to do any more for man's sake? Why was God not to curse the ground any more for man's sake? What is the imagination of man's heart? What is evil? The imagination of what? From what time is man's heart evil? What was God not to do again? What was God not again to smite? What had God done?
22. (1) While the (2) earth (3) remaineth, (4) seed-time, and (5) harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night, shall not (6) cease.
1. As long as.-2. World.-3. Continues.-4. Spring.–5. Reapingtime.-6. Stop, or come to an end.
22. While what remained? What was not to cease while the earth remained? What was not to cease besides seed-lime and harvest? What was not to Lease, besides seed-time and harvest, and cold, and
heat? What did God say about night and day? What was not again to happen? Shall not what?
LESSONS. 191. The waters were at last dried up, ver. 13.--God may appear to be long in completing his gracious purposes and promises, but he will be found at last to be both punctual and sure.
192. Noah removed the covering of the ark, ver. 13.-We should prepare the way for God, by removing every probable obstruction to his successful working.
193. Noah still wailed in the ark about two months before he had a message from God, ver. 14.-We are to exercise an unshaken faith in God, and are not to charge him foolishly because of the bidings of his countenance, or the continuance of grief or affliction.
194. God at last spake to Noah, ver. 15.- If we continue to wait for God, he will not disappoint us.
195. God commanded Noah to leave the ark, ver.16.We should value the means of our improvement, not for their own sakes, but only in so far as they answer the purpose for which they were designed by God.
196. Noah was to take all his family with hin, ver. 16.-We should endeavour to promote the welfare of others as well as our own.
197. Noah was to bring forth the animals that they might breed in the earth, ver. 17.-We should not be indifferent to the comforts, nor careless about the propagation of useful animals.
198. Noah and his family went out of the ark at the command of God, ver. 18.-We should rejoice at every opportunity of obeying, and inducing others to obey God.
199. All the animals left the ark, ver. 19.—The instincts of all animals are regulated and directed by God.
200. Noah's first care was to build an altar to God, ver. 20. We should, in every deliverance, make adoration and thanksgiving to God our first concern.
201. Noah sacrificed of every clean beast unto God, ver. 20.—We should dedicate the best of all that God has given us to his service and glory.
302. God accepted of Noah's sacrifice, ver. 21.-God is well pleased with the heartfelt thanksgivings and worship of his people.
203. God, at Noah's sacrifice, resolved no more to destroy the earth, ver. 21.–The prayer of faith, and bumble acknowledgment, will not lose its reward.
204. Man's heart is evil from his youth, ver, 21.-We should be humble before God, and acknowledge at all times bis sparing mercy.
205. While the earth was to remain, the seasons were not to cease, ver. 22.--We should never doubt, or deny the continued, and constant, and universal operation of God's providence.
SECTION XIV. God's Covenant with Noah.-Gen. ix. 1-11. 1. And God (1) blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be (2) fruitful, and (3) multiply, and (4) replenish the (5) earth.
1. Declared them happy, and pronounced his blessing upon.-2. Prolific in children.-3. Becoine many.-4. Again fill with inhabitants.-5. Whole world. .,1. What did God do to Noah? Who was blessed ? By whom was Noah blessed? Who were blessed besides Noah? What did God say to Noah and his sons ? What were they to be? What were they to do? What were they to replenish? Who were to multiply and replenish the earth?
2. And the fear of you, and the (1) dread of you, shall be (2) upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your (3) hand are they (4) delivered.
1. Terror excited by.-2. Impressed instinctively upon.---3. Power and dominion.-4. Given over.
2. What was to be upon every beast and fowl? The fear of whom? Who were to fear them? What were they to do, besides fearing them? Whom were the heasts to dread? Upon what were the fear and dread of man to be? What beasts? What fowls? Upon what were the fear and dread of man to be, besides upon the beasts and the fouls? What fishes? What were delivered into the hand of man? Into whose hand were all the lower animals delivered?
3. Every (1) moving thing that liveth shall be (2) meat for (3) you ; even as the (4) green herb have I given you all things :
1. Beast and animal.-- 2. Food.-3. Mankind.-4. Fruit and vegetable substances which have been your food hitherto.
3. What was to be meat for them? What was every thing that liveth to be? To whom were they to be meat? What had God given them? In what manner had God given them all things ? To whom had God given all things as the green herb?
4. But (1) flesh with the life (2) thereof, which is the blood (2) thereof, shall ye not eat. 1. The flesh of the animals which you have for food.--2. Of it.
4. What were they not to eat ? Life of what? What is the life of the Nesh? What were they not to eat with the flesh? What is the blood here said to be ? Who were not to eat flesh wilh the blood ?
5. And (1) surely your blood of your lives will I (2) require : at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I (2) require the life of man. 1. Most certainly.-2. Demand an account of.
5. What was God to require? What blood was God to require? Whose blood was God to require? Who was to require this ? Al whose hand was God to require the blood of their lives? At whose hand, besides the beasts? What does God bere say of every man's brother? What was God to require of every man's brother? Whose life? Of whom was God to require the life of man? Whose brother?
6. Whoso (1) sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his (2) blood be shed: for in the (3) image of God made he man.
1. Committeth murder.—2. Life be taken; he shall be put to death.-3. Likeness.