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testilled against thom: but they become wind, and the word is not own heart, and not out of the wonld not give ear.

t'i them: thus shall it be done unto mouth of the LORD. I have not Jer. vii, 25--28 Since the day

them. Wheretore thus suith the sent these prophets, yet they ran: that your fathers came forth out

LORD God of hosts, Because ye I have not spoken to them, yet of the land of Egypt unto this speak this word, behold, I will they prophesied. Put if they had day, I have oyen sent unto you all make 'my words in thy mouth stood in my counsel, and liad my'scrvants the prophets, dally fre, and this people wood, and it caused my people to bear iny ris ng up early, and sending them: shall devour them. Lo, I will words then they should have Yet it-y hearkened not unto me, bring a nation upon you from far. turned them from their evil way, nor fuciined their ear, but har o house of Israel, saith the LORD: and from the evil of their loings, dened their neck; they did worse

It is a mighty nation, it is an I have heard what the prophes than their fathers. Therefore

ancient nation, a pation whose said, that proplesy lies in my

thon thon shult speak all these words

language knuwest not, name, saying, i have dreamel, I unto them, but they will not hear- neither understandest what they have crearned. How long shall ken to trico: thou shalt also call say.

this be in the heart of the prounto them; but they will not

Jer. xxix, 18, 19. And I will phets that prophesy lieg? vea, answer thee. But thou shalt say persecute thein' with the sword, they are prop! ets of the doc it of unto them, This is a nation that with the famine, and with the

their own heart; Which think to obeyeth not the voice of the pestilence, and will deliver them

cause my people to forget my LORD their God, nor receiveth

to be removed to all the king name by their dreams, which they correction: truth is perislied, and dorns of the earth, to be a curse,

tell every man to bis neighbour, is cut off from their mouth. and an astonishment, and an

as their fathers have forgotten my Jer. XX8.3, 4. From the thir- bissing, and a reproach, among all name for Baal. The prophet ihat teonth year of Joshua the son of the nations whither

hath a dream, let him tell a dream;

I have Amon king of Judah, even unto driven them: Because they have and he that hath my word, let him this day (that is the three and not boarkened to my words, saith speak my word faithfully..... twenticih year.) the word of the the LORD, which I sent unto them

Jer. xxviii, 14-17. For thos Lonu hatli cono unto me, and I by my "nervants the prophets, saith the Lord of hosts, the Gud have spoken unto you,' rising rising up early, and sending them; of Israel; I have put a yoke of early and speaking; but yo have but ye would not hear, suith the iron upon the neck of all these not herkened. And the LORD LORD.

nations, that they may serve bath sent unto you all his ser

VII.

Nebuchadnezzır king of Babylon; vants the prophets, rising early FALSE PROPHETS. and they shall serve hiu: and I and sending them; but ye have

have given him the beasts of the not hearkened, nor inclined your WARNINGS AGAINST TIIEM.

field also. Then 8111 tlo propriet ear to bar.

Neh, vi, 8. 9. Then I sent unto Jeremiah unto llananiahThe Jer. xlili, 1-4. And it came to him, saying, There are no such prophet, Hear now, llanadi'ah, pags, that when Jeremiah had things done as thou s.yest, but The LORD hath not sent thre; but mado an end of speaking unto all thou feignest them out of thine thou makest this people to trust the prople all the words of the own heart. For they all made in a lie: Therefore thus saith the LED their God, for which the us afraid, saying, Their hands LORD, Bebold, I will cast t.ee froin LORD their God bad sent him to shall be weakened from the work of the face of the earth: this year them, eren all these words. Then tbat it be not done Now there- thou shalt die, bec use thon hast spake Azariah the son of llo-fore, O God, strengthen my taught rebelliouagainst the LORD, shalal, ani Juhanan the son of hands.

So llananiah the prophet diest the Kirrall, and all the proud men,

Jer. xiv, 14. Then the LORD)

same year, in the seventh month. saying unto Jeremial. Thou

said unto me, The pr plots pruspeakest falsely; the LORD our phesy lies in my name: I sent

Jer. xxix, 8. For thus saith the God hath not sent thee to say, Guthern not, neither have I com- Let not your prophets and your

LORD of losis, the God of Israel, not into Egypt to sojourn there: manded them, weither spake unto diviners, that be in the milst of But Barncli the son of Nerial, them: they propliesy unto you a you, deceive you, neither hearken setteth thee on against us, for to deliver is into the band of the thing of nougit, and the deceit of to be dreamed.

falso vision and divination, and a to your dreams which ye caused Challeans, that they might put their heart. us to death, and carry us away

Matth. vii, 15. Beware of false captives into Balıylon. So Jo- Jer. xxiit, 14-16, 21, 22, 25-28. propbets, which come to you in hanao the son of Kreah, and all I bave seen also in the prophets sheep's the captius of the forces, and all of Jerusalem an horrible thing they are ravening wolves.

clothing, but inwardly ile prople obcyed not the voice they commit adultery, and walk of the LUED, 10 dwell in the land in lies: they trengthen also the Matth. xxiv, 11. And many false of Judah,

hands of evil-doers, that none proplets shall rise, and shall de

deth return from this wickedness:ceive many.
Ir3 PUNISHMENT.
they are all of them unto me as

2 Peter ii, 1. But there were Neh. Ix, 30. Yet many years Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah. Therefore thus

falso proplets also among the di ist thou forbear them, and les ifiedst against them by thy Bath the Lord of hosts concerning people, even as the shall bo

false teachers among you, who Spirit in thy prophets: yet ivould the prophets, Behold, I will feed they not give ear: therefore gay

them with wormwood, and make privily shall bring in dannalle est ihou them into the Land of the them drink the water 'of gall: for heresies, even denying the Lord

that bought them, and bring upon people of the lands. from the prophets of Jerusalem is

themselves swift destruction prutareness gone forth into all Jer. v. 12.-15 They have belied the land. Thus saith the Lord of 1 John iv, 1. Beloved, believe the LORD and said, it is not he; hosts, learken

not

unto the not every spirit, but try the spirits uniher sinell evil coine upon 08. words of the prophets thai pro- whether they are of God; because peittee will we gee sword por phesy unto you: they make you many false proplets are gone out famine; and the prophets shallvaln: they speak a vision of their into the world.

THEIR CHARACTER. thee upon the necks of them that sumed them. And all the pro

are slain, of the wicked, whose phets prophesied so, kaying. Go MERCENARY. Neh. vi, 10-14. Afterward. I came shall have an end. day is come, when their iniquity up to Ramoth-gilead, and prosper;

for the LORD shall deliver it into into the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah the son of Mehe. Ezek. xxii, 28. And her prophets the king's haud.

2 Chron. xviii, 5. 10. 11. Theretabeel, who was shut up; and he have daubout them witte untemRaid, Let us meet togetlier in the peredo mortar, seeing vanity, and fore the king of Israel gathered house of God, within the temple, divining lies unto them, saying together of propriets lour lundred and let us shut the doors of the Thus suith the Lord God, when men, and saiti unto them, Shall

we go to Ramot-gilead to battle, temple: for they will come to slay the LORD hath not spoken.

or shall I forlear? And they said, thee; yea, in the night will they

FLATTERERS.

Go up; for God will deliver it into come to slay thee. And I said, Should such a man as I flee? and Jer. xxiil, 17, 18. They say still the king's hand. And Zelekiah who is there. that, being as I am. unto them that despise mne, The the son of Chenaanah had made would go into the temple to save LORD hath said, Yo shall have him horns of iron, and said, 'Thus his life I will not go in. And, peace; and they say, upton every shalt push Syrik until they be coul

saith the LORD, With these thou lo. I perceived that God had not sent him; but that he pronounced agination of bis own heart, No sumed. And all the prophets prothis prophecy against me: for vil shall come upon you.

Forphesied so, siging. Go ip tv Ra. Tobiali and Sanballat had bired who hath stood in the counsel ut inuth-gilead, and prosper; min10 hiin. Therefore was he hired, the LORD, and bath perceived and Lomb stall deliver it into the band that I should be afraid, and do so, I heard his woril? who hath marked of the kiug. and sin, and that they might have his word, and lieard itt

Jer. xiv, 13. Then saill. Ali Lord matter for an evil report, that

Lam il, 14. Thy prophets have

Gou! behold!!.!prisphets say unto they might reproach ine. My seen vain and foolish things for neither shall yedve famine; but

them, Ye shall not see the storil, Gl. think thou upon Tobiah and thee: and they have not discover. I will give you assured peace in Sanballat according to these their ex thine iniquity, to turn away this place. works. and on the prophetess Noasliah, and the rest of the pro-thee false burdens, and causes of thy captivity; but have seen for

Jer. xxviil, 1-4. 10. 11. And it phets, that would have put me in banishment.

came to pass the same year, in the fear.

Exek, xiii, 4-9. Israel, thy king of Juslali in the tourile year,

beginning of the reign of Zoekiah Ezek. xxil, 25. There is a con- prophets are like the foxes in the and in the 11th mouth, thut links spiracy of her prophets in the

desert mi ise thereof, like a roaring lion into the gaps, neither made up the which was of Gibeon, spake unto

Yo have not gone up miah the-on of Az'ır the propliet, ravening the proy: they have de- beige for the house of Israel to me in the liouse of the LORD. in yourd souls ihey have taken the stand in the battle to the day of the presence of the privals and of treasure and precious things; they the LORD. They have seeu vanity all the people, saying Thus sprak. have made her many widows in and lying divinatiou, saying, Theil the LORD of losis, the Cound of the midst thereof.

LORD saith; and the LORD luthi uot Israel, saying I have broken tlie

sent them: and they have made yoke of the king of Babylun. False.

others to hope that they would within two full year's will I bring 1 Rings xxii, 24. 25. But Zede- confirm the word. Have yo not again into this place all the vessels kial, the son of Chenaanah went seen a vain vision, and havo yo of the LORD'S louso, that Neon. Dear, and smote Micaiah on the not spokeu a lying divination, chadnezzar king of Babylou took cheek, and said, Which way went whereas ye say, The LORD with away from this place, and carried the Spirit of tho Lund from me it; albeit I have not spoken? them to Babylon: and I will bring to speak onto thre? And Micaiah Therefore thus saith the baril again to this place Jeconiali tho sati. Behold, thou shalt seo in Gov, Because yo bave spoken son of Jehviakin king of Judah, that day, when thou shalt go into vanity, and seen lies, therefore, with all the captives of Judali, an inner chamber to hide thysell. behold, I am against you, suits that went into Babylon, saith the

Isa. ix. 15 The ancient and the Lord God. And mine banu LORD: for I will break the yoke of honourable, he is the head: and shall be upon the propliets that ine king of Babylon. Then la the prophet that teacheth lies, he see vanity, and that divine lies: naniah the prophet took the yoke is the tail.

they shall not be in the assembly from vff the propliet Jeremali's Jer. xxvii, 15. For I have not be written in the writing of the spake in the presence of all the

of my people, neither shall they neck, and brake it. And llananiah sent them, saith the LORD, yet house of Israel, veither shall thoy pople, saying, Thus saiths thio that I might drive you out, and enter into the land of Israel; and LORD, 'Even so svill I break tlig that ye miglit perish, ye, and the so shall koow tuat I am the Lord yoke'of Nebuchadnezzar ning or prophetsihat prophesy unto you. GOD.

Babylon from the neck of ali naJer xxis, 9. For they prophesy

tions within the space of two full falsely uutu yuuin my namn: I

ESPECIALLY IN TIME OF WAR. years. And the propriot Jeruinian have not sent them saith the 1 Kings xxii 6. 11, 12. Then the went bis way. LORD. king of Israel gathered the pro

THE CRITERION. Ezel xiil, 22. Because with lies phets together, about four hunye have made the lear of the

dred men, and said unto thein, Deut. xiil, 1.3. If there ariso righteous sad, whom I have not

Shall I gigantist Ramot-iltani among you a prophet, or a dreamer made sed; and strengthened the

to battle, or shall I forlear? And of dreams, and give thee a sign Band of the wicked, that he they said, Go "p; for the LORD or a womier and the sign or iho sliould tot return from his wicked stall deliver it into the land of wonder come tu pas, whereof be way, by promising him life.

the king. And Zedekiah the son spake untu theo, saying, Let us go

of Chona nalt made him boms of aller other gods which thou hast Ereli xxi. 29. Whiles they see iron; ithidh ile said, Thus saith the not known, and let us serve them; Vanity unto thee, whiles they Loud, Willh these shalt thou pusta tholl shall not learken unto the divine is liv uuto llou to bring the Syrlaus, until thou have con- words of that proplet, or was dreamer of dreams: for the LORD that he hath done shall yo do; neighbour. Behold, I am against your God proveth you, to know and when this cometh, se shall the

prophets, saith the LORD, that whether you love the Lond your know that I am the Lord God. use their tongues, and say, He God with all your heart and with

saith. Behold, I am against them all your soul.

that prophesy falso dreams, saith

2 Kings III, 13. And Elisha said the LORD, and do tell them, and Deut. xviil, 20-22. But the pro- unto the king of Israel, What have cause my people to err by their phet, which shall presume to speak I to do with thee? get thee to the lies, and by their lightness; yet I a word in my name, which I have prophets of thy father, and to the sent them not, nor commanded not commanded blm to speak, or prophets of thy mother. And the them : therefore they shall not that shall speak in the name of king of Israel said unto him, Nay: profit this poople at all, saith the other gods, even that prophet for the LORD hath called these LORD. shall die. And if thou say in thine three kings together, to deliver heart, How shall we know the them into the hand of Moab.

Jer. xxviil, 15--17. Then said the word' which the LORD hath not

prophet Jeremiah unto Hananiah spoken? When a prophet speak

Jer. xxxvil, 19. Where are now the prophet, Hear now, Hananiah; eth in the name of the

LORD, if the your prophets which prophesied The Lord hath not sent thee; but

unto you, saying, The king of Ba-thou makest this people to trust thing follow not, nor come to pass; bylon shall not come against you, in a lie. Therefore thus saith the that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet nor against this land?

LORD; Behold, I will cast thee hatb spoken it presumptuously :

from off the face of the earth: this thou shalt not be afraid of him.

THE PENALTY.

year thou shalt die, because thou Deut. xviii, 20. But the prophet hast taught rebellion agains the 1 Kings xxii, 28. And Micaiah which shall presume to speak a LORD. So Hananiah the prophet said, If thou return at all in peace, word in my name, which I have died the same year, in the seventh the LORD hath not spoken by me. not commanded him to speak, or month. And he said, Hearken, 0 people, that shall speak in the name of every one of you. other gods, even that prophet Because ye have said, The LORD

Jer. xxix, 15--17, 20--22, 31, 32. 2 Chron. xviii, 27. And Micaiah shall die.

hath raised us up prophets in said, If thou certainly return in Zech. xiii,2,3. And it shall come Babylon; Know that thus saith peace, then hath not the LORD to pass in that day, saith the LORD the LORD of the king that sitteth spoken by me. And he said, of hosts, that I will cut off the upon the throne of David, and of Hearken, all ye people.

names of the idols out of the land, all the people that dwelleth in this Isa. xli, 21, 22. Produce your and they shall no more be remem- city, and of your brethren that cause, saith

the LORD; bring forth bered; and also I will cause the are not gone forth with you into your strong reasons, saith the prophets and the unclean spirit to captivity; Thus saith the LORD of King of Jacob. Let them bring pass out of the land. And it shall hosts, Behold, I will send upon them forth,

and shew us what shall come to pass, that when any shall them the sword, the famine, and happen : let them shew

the former yet prophesy, then his father and the pestilence, and will make things, what they be, that we muy bis mother that begat him shall them like vile iigs, that cannot be consider them, and know the lat- say unto him, Thou

shalt not live; eaten, they are so evil. Hear yo ter end of them; or declare us for thou speakest lies in the name therefore the word of the LORD, things for to come.

of the LORD: and his father and all ye of the captivity, whom I

his mother that begat him shall have sent from Jerusalem to Isa. xliii, 8, 9. Bring forth the thrust him through when he pro- Babylon; Thus saith the LORD of blind people that have eyes, and

phesieth. the deaf that have ears. Let all

bosts, the God of Israel, of Ahab the nations be gathered together,

REPROOP.

the son of Kolaiah, and of Zedeand let the people be assembled :

kiah the son of Maaseiah, which who among them can declare this, the LORD concerning the prophets name, Behold, I will deliver them

Jer. xiv, 15. Therefore thus saith prophesy a lie unto you in my and shew us former things? let that

prophesy in my, name, and I into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar them bring forth their witnesses, sent them not, yet they say, Sword king of Babylon, and he shall slay that they may be justified; or let and famine shall not be in this them before your eyes: And of them hear, and say, it is truth.

land; By sword and famine shall them shall be taken up a curse Jer. xxviii, 7-9. Nevertheless, hear those prophets be consumed. by all the captivity of Judah thou now this word speak

Jer. xx, 6. And thou, Pashur, which are in Babylon, saying, The in thine ears, and in the ears of all and all that dwell in thine house, Lord mako thee like Zedekiah, the people; the prophets that have shall go into captivity : and thou and like Ahab, whom the king of been before me and before thee of shalt come to Babylon, and there Babylon roasted in the fire. Send old, prophesied both against many thou shalt die, and shalt be buried to all them of the captivity, say. countries, and against great king, there, thou, and all thy

friends, ing, Thus saith the LORD concerndoms, of war, and of evil, and of to whom thou hast prophesied ing Shemaiah the Nehelamite, pestilence. The prophet which lies.

Because that Shemalah hath proprophesieth of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to heart within me is broken because not, and he caused you to trust in

Jer. xxiii, 9, 13, 30-32. Mine phesied unto you, and I sent him pass, then shall the prophet be known, that the LORD hath truly shake: I'am like a drunken man, LORD, Behold, I will punish She

of the prophets; all my bones a lie; Therefore thus saith the sent him,

and like a man whom wine bathmaiah the Nehelamite, and his Ezek. xiv, 9. And if the

prophet overcome, because of the LORD, seed: he shall not have a man to be deceived when he hath spoken and because of the words of his dwell among this people; neither a thing, I the Lord have deceived holiness. And I have seen folly shall he behold the good that I that prophet; and I will stretch in the prophets of Samaria; they will do for my people, saith the out my hand upon him, and will prophesied in Baal, and caused Lord; because he hath tanght destroy bim froin the midst of my my people Israel tó err. There- rebellion against the LOBD. people Israel.

fore, behold, I am against the pro- Ezek. xlil, 2, 3, 8, 9. Son of man, Ezek, xxiv, 24. Thus Ezekiel is phets, saith' the LORD, that steal prophesy against the prophets of unto you a sign: according to all my words every one from his Israel that prophesy, and say thou unto them that prophesy out of whom they prophesy shall be people, and I may be thel God, their own hearts, Hear ye the cast out in the streets of Jerusa- saith the Lord God. word of the LORD: Thus saith the lem beoause of the famine and

Micah fit, 5-7. Thus saith the Lord God; Woe unto the foolish the sword; and they sball bave LORD concerning the prophets prophets, that follow their own none to bury them; them, their that make my people err, that spirit, and have seen nothing! wives, nor their sons, nor their wite with their teeth, and cry, Therefore thus saith the Lord daughters: for I will pour their Peace; and he that putteth not God; Because ye have spoken wickedness upon them

into their mouths, they even prevanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith Ezek. xii, 15. And they shall pare. war against him: Therefore

night shall be unto you, that ye the Lord God. And mine hand know that I am the LORD, when I shall not have a vision; and it shall be upon the prophets that scatter them among the nations, shall be dark unto you,' that yo see vanity, and that divine lies and disperse them in the coun- shall not divine; and the sun shall they shall not be in the assembly tries.

go down over the prophets, and of my people, neither shall they Ezek. xill, 23. Therefore ye shall the day shall be dark over them. be written in the writing of the see no more vanity, nor divine Then shall the seers be ashamed, house of Israel, neither shall they divinations: for I will deliver my and the diviners confounded; yea, enter into the land of Israel; and people out of your hand; and ye they shall all cover their lips: for ye shall know that I am the Lord shall know that I am the LORD. there is no answer of God. GOD Micah il, 11. II a man, walking bear the punishment of their come to pass in that day, that the

Ezek. xiv, 10, 11. And they shall Zech. xiii, 4, 5. And it shall saying, I will prophesy unto the iniquity: the punishment of the prophets shall be ashamed every of wine and of strong drink; he prophet shall be even as the pun- one of his vision, when he hati • shall even be the prophet of this unto him, That the house of wear a rough garment to deceive:

ishment of him that seeketh prophesied; neither shall they people.

Israel may go no more astray But he shall say, I am no prophet, PUNISHMENT OF THEM- from me, neither be polluted any I am an husbandman; for man SELVES AND THEIR DUPES. more with all their transgres- taught me to keep cattle from my Jer. xiv, 16. And the people to sions but that they may be my youth,

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PROVIDENCE

ye

1st.-TIE DIVINE GOVERN- Judgment cometh from the Lond.of more value than many spar. MENT IN TEMPORAL

An unjust man is an abomination rows.
TIIINGS.

to the just; and he that is upright John vil, 30. Then they sought

in the way is abomination to the to take him: but no min laid IN INDIVIDUALI. wicked.

hands on him, because his hour Gen Xxxi, 29. It is in the

Eccles. Iil, 1-9. To every thing was not yet come. power of my haud to do you hurt: there is a season, and a time to but the God of your father spake every purpose under the heaven: Jesus in the treasury, as he taught

John vill, 20. These words spake unto me yesternight, saying, Take A time to be born, and a time to in the temple: and no man laid thon heed that thou #peak not to die: a time to plant, and a time to hands on him; for his hour was Jacob either good or bad. pluck up that which is planted: not yet come.

Gen. xlv, 5-8. Now therefore be A time to kill, and a time to heal: not grieved nor angry with a time to break down, and a time

IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS. yonrselves' that

sold me to build up: A time to weep, and hithor: for God did send mo

1 Kings xi 23. And God stirred a time to laugli: a time to mourn him up another viversary, Rezon before you to preserve life. For and a time to dance: A time to the son of Ellidah, which fled these two years hath the famine cast, away stones, and a time to froin his loru Hadadezer king of been in the land: and yet there are gather stones together: a time to

Zobah. five years, in the which there shall embrace, and a time to refrain neither be caring nor harvest. from embracing: A time to get, 2 Kings xix, 25 Hast thou not And God sent me before you to and a time to lose: a time to keep hearu long ago, how I have done preserve you a posterity in the and a tine to cist away: A time it, and of ancient times that I

now have I earth, and to save your lives by a to rend, and a time to sew: a time have formed 11? great deliverance. So now, it was to keep silence, and a time to brought it to pass, that thou not you that sent me hither, but speak: A time to love, and a shouldest be to lay waste fenced God; and he hath made me a time to hate: a time of war, and a cities into ruinous heaps. father to Pharaoli, and lord of all time of peace. What profit bath Nen. vi, 16. And it came to pass, his louse, and a ruler throughout be that worketh in that wherein that when all our enemies beard all the land of Egypt. he laboureth?

thercos, and all the heathen that Gen. I, 19, 20. And Joseph said

Isa. x, 5-7. O Assyrian, the rod were about us saw these things, unto them, Fear not: for am I in

of mine anger, and the staff in they were much cast down in the plice of God? But as for you, I will send him against an hypo- that this work was wrought of

their band is mine indignation. their own eyes: for they perceived ye thought evil against ine; but critical nation, and against the

our God. God meant it unto good, to bring people of my wrath will I give to pass, as it is this day, to save him a charge, to take the spoil

, his holiness; 1 will rejoice, I will

Ps. Ix, 6-8. God hath spoken in much people alive.

and to take the prey, and to treaci divide Shechem, and mete out the 1 Sam, xxv, 29. Yet a man is them down like the mire of the valley of Succoth. Gilead is ris n to pursue thee, and to seek streels. Howbeit be neanetb not mine, and Mariasseh is mine; thy soul: but the soul of my lord so, neither doth his heart think Ephraim also is the strength of shall be bound in the bundle of so; but it is in his heart to de- mine head; Judah is my lawgivor; life with the LORD thy God; and stroy and cut off nations not a Moab is my waslupot; over Edom the souls of thine enemies, them few.

will I cast out my slioe: Philistia, shall he sling out, as out of the Jer. x, 23. O LORD, I know that triumph thou because of me. middle of a sling.

the way of man is not in himself: Ps. cxxvii, 1, 2. Except the LORD Job xxili, 14. For he perform- it is not in man that walleth to build the house, they labour in the thing that is appointed for direct his steps.

vain that build it: except the LORD me: and many such things are Dan. xii, 1. And at that time keep the city, the watchman wiil bim.

shall Michael stand up, the great waketh but in vain. It is vain tor Prov. xvi, 9. A man's heart de- prince which staudetit for the you to rise up early, to sit up late, viseth his way: but the LORD children of thy people; and there

to eat the bread of sorrows for direciell luis steps. shall be a time of trouble, such as

so he giveth his beloved sleep. Prov. xix, 21. There are many never was since there was a na- Prov. xxi, 30. There is no wisdevices in a man's heart; never

tion even to that same time: and dom, por understanding, theless the counsel of the LORD, at that time thy people shall be counsel, against the Lord. that shall stand. delivered, every one that shall be

Isa. x, 15. Shall the ax boast Trov. xx, 24, 23. Man's goings found written in the book.

itself against him that heweth are of the LORI; how can a man

Matth. X, 29, 30. Are not two therewith? Or shall the saw magthen uuderstand his own way? It sparrows sold for a larthing? and nify itself against him that shakis a snare to the man who devour-one of them shall not fall on the eth it? as if the rod should slake eth that which is holy, and after ground without your Father. But itself against them that lift it up, vows to make enquiry.

the very hairs of your head are or as if the staff sliould lift up all numbered.

itself, as if it were no wood, Prov. xxi, 1. The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the

Luke xii, 6, 7. Are not five Isa. xiv, 26, 27. This is the pur rivers of water: he turneth it and not one of them is forgotien wbole earth; and this is the band

sparrows sold for two farthings? pose that is purposed upon the whithersoever be will.

before God: But even the very that is stretched out upon all tho Prov. xxix, 26, 27. Many seek hairs of your head are all num- nations. For the LORD of hosts the ruler's luvour: but every man's / bered. Fear not therefore: ye are l hath purposed, and who shall die

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