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The graces of Christ's kingdom. CHÅP. I. Jerusalem's enemies plagued. 733
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, / round about shall be gathered together, that the light shall not be clear, nor dark: I gold, and silver, and apparel, in great a
7 But it shall be one day which shall | bundance. be known to the LORD, not day, nor 15 And so shall be the plague of the night: but it shall come to pass,'ihat at horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of evening time it shall be light.
the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be 8 And it shall be in that day, that liv- in these tents, as this plague. ing waters shall go out from Jerusalem ; 16 And it shall come to pass, that every half of them toward the former sea, and one that is left of all the nations which halt of them toward the hinder sea: in came against Jerusalem shall even go up summer and in winter shall it be."
from year to year to worship the king, 9 And the Lord shall be king over all the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast the earth: in that day shall there be one of tabernacles. LORD, and his name one.
17 And it shall be, that whoso will not 10 All the land shall be turned as a come up of all the families of the earth plain from Geba to Rimmon, south of unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be inhabited in her place, from Benjamin's no rain. gate unto the place of the first gate, unto 18 And if the family of Egypt go not the corner gate, and from the tower of up, and come not, that have no rain ; Hananeel unto the king's wine-presses. there shall be the plague, where with the
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there LORD will smite the heathen that come shall be no more utter destruction; but not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
19 This shall be the punishment of E12 And this shall be the plague where- gypt, and the punishment of all nations with the LORD will smite all the people that come not up to keep the feast of tabthat have fought against Jerusalem; Their ernacies. flesh shall consume away while they stand 20 f In that day shall there be upon the upon their feet, and their eyes shall con-bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO sume away in their holes, and their tongue THE LORD; and the pots in the Lord's shall consume away in their mouth, house shall be like the bowls before the
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, | altar. that a great tumult from the LORD shali 21 Yea, every pot in Jerusalem and in be among them; and they shall lay hold Judah shall be holiness unto the LORD of every one on the hand of his neighbour, hosts : and all they that sacrifice shall and his hand shall rise up against the hand | come and take of them, and seethe thereof his neighbour.
in : and in that day there shall be no 14 And Judah also shall fight at Jeru- more the Canaanite in the house of the salem; and the wealth of all the heathen LORD of hosts.
6 |A son honoureth his father, and a 1 Malachi complaineth of Israel's unkind- | servant his master: if then I be a father,
ness, 6 irreligion, 12 and profaneness. where is mine honour? and if I be a masThe Israel by Malachi. 'HE burden of the word of the LORD ter, where is my fear? saith the LORD of
hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my 2 I have loved you, saith the Lord. name. And ye say, Wherein have we Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us ? despised thy name? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the 7 Ye offer polluted bread upon mine LORD: yet I loved Jacob,
altar; and ye say, Wherein have we pol3 And I hated Esau, and laid his moun- || luted thee? Io that ye say, The table of tains and luis heritage waste for the drag- the LORD is contemptible. ons of the wilderness.
8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, 4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impov-is it not evil ? and if ye offer the lame erished, but we will return and build the || and sick, is it not evil ? offer it now unto desolate places; thus saith the LORD of thy governor ; will he be pleased with hosts, They shall build, but I will throw thee, or accept thy person ? saith the down; and they shall call them, The bor- | LORD of hosts. der of wickedness, and, The people a- 9 And now, I pray you, beseech God gainst whom the LORD hath indignation that he will be gracious unto us : this for ever.
hath been by your means: will he regard 5 And your eyes shall see, and ye shall your person saith the LORD of hosts. szy, The Lord will be magnified from 10 Who is there even among you that the border of Israel
Hi would shut the doors for noughi ? neither 734. The priests neglect, and MALACHI. the people's idolatry, refiroved. do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought. ( according as ye have not kept my ways, I have no pleasure in you, saith the LORD but have been partial in the law. of hosts, neither will I accept an offering 10 Have we not all one father? hath at your hand.
not one God created us? why do we deal ii For from the rising of the sun even treacherously every man against his unto the going down of the same my brother, by profaning the covenant of name shall be great among the Gentiles; our fathers? and in every place incense shall be offered 11 | Judah hath dealt treacherously, unto my name, and a pure offering : for and an abomination is committed in Ismy name shall be great among the hea- rael and in Jerusalem ; for Judah hath then, saith the LORD of hosts.
profaned the holiness of the LORD which 12 | But ye have profaned it, in that he loved, and hath married the daughter ye say, The table of the LORD is pollut- of a strange god. ed ; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, 12 The LORD will cut off the man is contemptible.
that doeth this, the master and the schol13 Ye said also, Behold, what a weari- ar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and ness is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith him that offereth an offering unto the the Lord of hosts ; and ye brought that LORD of hosts. which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; 13 And this have ye done again, covthus ye brought an offering : should iering the altar of the LORD with tears, accept this of your hand? saith the LORD with weeping, and with crying out, inso.
14 But cursed be the deceiver, which much that he regardeth not the offering hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and any more, or receiveth it with good will sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt
at your hand. thing: for I am a great King, saith the 14 [ Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Because LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful | the LORD hath been witness between among the heathen.
thee and the wife of thy youth, against CHAP. II.
whom thou hast dealt treacherously : yet 1 He reproveth the priests for neglecting is she thy companion, and the wife of
their covenant, 11 and the people for thy covenant. idolatry, 14 adultery, 17 and infidelity. 15 And did not he make one? Yet had A manament is for you. ND now, O ye priests, this com- he the residue of the spirit. And where
fore one? That he might seek a godly 2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, not lay it to heart, to give glory unto and let none deal treacherously against my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I the wife of his youth. will even send a curse upon you, and I 16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, will curse your blessings : yea, I have saith, that he hateth putting away : for cursed them already, because ye do not one covereth violence with his garment, lay it to heart.
saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take 3 Behold, I will corrupt your seed, heed to your spirit, that ye deal not and spread dung upon your faces, even treacherously, the dung of your solemn feasts ; and one 17 [ Ye have wearied the Lord with shall take you away with it.
your words. Yet ye say, Wherein have 4 And ye shall know that I have sent we wearied him? When ye say, Every this commandment unto you, that my one that doeth evil is good in the sight of covenant might be with Levi, saith the the LORD, and he delighteth in them; LORD of hosts.
or, Where is the God of judgment? 5 My covenant was with him of life
CHAP. III. and peace ; and I gave them to him for | 1 of the messenger, majesty, and grace of the fear wherewith he feared me, and Christ. 7 of the rebellion, 8 sacrilege, was afraid before my name.
13 and infidelity of the people. in BEL
EHOLD, I will send my messenger, and iniquity was not found in his lips : and he shall prepare the way before he wa' ed with me in peace and equity, me: and the LORD, whom ye seek, shall and did turn many away from iviquity. suddenly come to his temple, even the
7 For the priest's lips should keep messenger of the covenant, whom ye deknowledge, and they should seek the law light in: behold, he shall come, saith the at his mouth : for he is the messenger of Lord of hosts: the LORD of hosts.
2 But who may abide the day of his 8 But ye are departed out of the way; coming? and who shall stand when he ye have caused many to stumble at the appeareth? for he is like a refiner's fire, law; ye have corrupted the covenant of and like fullers sope: Levi, saith the Lord of hosts.
3 And he shall sit as a refiner and puri9 Therefore have I also made you con- fier of silver : and he shall purify the sons temptible and base before all the people, of Levi, and purge them as gold and sil
Of sacrilege, c.
CHAP. IV. Eljal's coming and office. 735 ver, that they may offer unto the LORD walked mournfully before the LORD of an offering in righteousness.
hosts? 4 Then shall the offering of Judah and 15 And now we call the proud happy ; Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as yea, they that work wickedness are set in the days of old, and as in former years. up ; yea, they that tempt God are even
5 And I will come near to you to delivered. judgment; and I will be a swift witness 16 1 Then they that feared the LORD against the sorcerers, and against the a- spake often one to another; and the LORD dulterers, and against false swearers, and hearkened, and heard it, and a book of against those that oppress the hireling in remembrance was written before him his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, for them that feared the LORD, and that and that turn aside the stranger from his thought upon
his name. right, and fear not me, saith the LORD 17 And they shall be mine, saith the of hosts.
LORD of hosts, in that day when I make 6 For I am the LORD, I change not ; | up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a therefore ye sons of Jacob are not con- man spareth his own son that serveth him. sumed.
18 Then shall ye return and discern 7 | Even from the days of your fa- | between the righteous and the wicked, thers ye are gone away from mine ordi- || between him that serveth God and him nances, and have not kept them. Return || that serveth him not. unto me, and I will return unto you,
CHAP. IV. saith the LORD of hosts. But ye said, | 1 God's judgment on the wicked, 2 and Wherein shall we return?
his blessing on the good. 5 He telleth robbed me. But ye say, Wherein have F Wibe as an oven, and all the prud, 8 T Will a man rob God? Yet ye have of Elijah's coming.
OR behold, the day shall we 'robbed thee? In tithes and offerings.
9 Ye are cursed with a curse : for ye ! yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be have robbed me, even this whole nation. | stubble : and the day that cometh shall
10 Bring ye all the tithes into the store- burn them up, saith the Lord of hosts, house, that there may be meat in mine that it shall leave them neither root nor house, and prove me now herewith, saith branch. the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you 2 1 But unto you that fear my name, the windows of heaven, and pour you || shall the Sun of righteousness arise with out a blessing, that there shali not be room || healing in his wings ; and ye shall go enough to receive it.
forth, and grow up as calves of the stail. 11 And I will rebuke the devourer for 3 And ye shall tread down the wicked ; your sakes, and he shall not destroy the for they shall be ashes under the soles of fruits of your ground; neither shall your your feet in the day that I shall do this, vine cast her fruit before the time in the saith the LORD of hosts. field, saith the Lord of hosts.
4 f Remember ye the law of Moses my 12 And all nations shall call you bless- servant, which I commanded unto him in ed : for ye shall be a delightsome land, Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and saith the LORD of hosts.
judgments. 13 1 Your words have been stout a- 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah the gainst me, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, prophet before the coming of the great What have we spoken so much against and dreadful day of the LORD : thee?
6 And he shall turn the heart of the 14 Ye have said, It is vain to serve fathers to the children, and the heart of God: and what profit is it that we have the children to their fathers, lest I come kept his ordinance, and that we have and smite the earth with a curse.
THE END OF THE PROPHETS.
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Measures of longih.
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75 57,6 A Hand breadth, Oth
0 3648 The Bath,
10/1 Hom 7 415,2 A Finger, 2411 0 0912 The Hin,
160th i 2,5 A Fathom, 47 3552 The Log,
0024, 3 Ezekiel's Reed,
6) 10 11 328 The Firkin Metretes The measuring Line, 801145 11040 Note, 29 solid Inches
= ( pint, nearly.
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WEIGHTS AND MONEY. WEIGHTS.
L. S. D. A Shekel of Gold,
1,16 5,1 A Talent of Gold,
5464 5 8,6 A Shekel, 0 0 9 2,6|Golden Daric, or Dram.
1 1 10,3 'The Maneh, 60shc. 2 3 610,3 A Talent, - 3000 1131 10 1 10,3
S. DF. Piece of Silv. (Drachm)
0 7 3 MONEY.
L.S.D. Trib.Mon.( Didrachm2 Drach. 1 31 2 A Shekel, 0 21 3,3 Piece of Silver (Stater)|4
2 70 The Bekah, hl. sh. 0 1 1,7 Pound (Mina) 100
64 7 0 The Zuza, 41h - 0 0 6,8 Penny ( Denarius)
0 7 3 The Gerah, - - 2012 0 0 1,4 Farthing (Assarium ) - 20th Den. 0 0 1,5 Maneh orMina, - - 50 - - 51310 Farthing (Quadrans) 1100h 이이 0, 8 A Talent, ----3000- - 341'101 4,3 Mite,
180ch 0! 01 0,4 Note, Silver is here reckoned at 5s. Sterling. Gold at 41. per oz.
TIME. 1 Nisan, or ? Varch.
December. 2 Ijar, or Zif. 2 April 6 Elul. August.
February. 4 Thamuz. 2 June. 8 Marches- ? October.
February. S July. van, or Bul. November.
'13 Veader, intercalary. DAYS OF THE WEEK HOURS OF THE DAY. WATCHES
The 1st watch, from sun set to 1st day of the week, Sunday. The day, reckoning from the 3d hour of the night.
Monday. sun rise, and the night The 2d, or middle watch,
Thursday|parts, called, The 1st, 2d, ing, from the 6th to the 9th. 6th day,
Friday. 3d, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, The 4th, or morning watch, 7thday,or Sabbath, Saturdayll 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th. from the 9th hour to sun rise.
2d day, 3d day, 4th day, 5th day,
12 And they roasted the passover with 1 Josias his charge to the priests and Leviies. 7; fire, as appertaineth: as for the sacrifices, A great passover is kept : 32 bis death is much they sod them in brass pots, and pans, with lamented: 34 bis successors. 53 The temple, a good savour, city, and many people are destroyed. 56 The 19 And set them before all the people : rest are carried unto Babylon.
and afterward they prepared for themselves, A
ND Josias held the feast of the passover and for the priests their brethren, the sons of
in Jerusalem unto his Lord, and offered Aaron. the passover the fourteenth day of the first 14 For the priests offered the fat until month ;
night: and the Levites prepared for them2 Having set the priests according to their selves, and the priests their brethren, the sons daily courses, being arrayed in long garments, of Aaron. in the temple of the Lord.
15 The holy singers also, the sons of A3 And he spake unto the Levites, the holy | saph, were in their order, according to the ministers of Israel, that they should hallow appointment of David, to wit, Asaph, Zachthemselves unto the Lord, to set the holy arkarias, and Jeduthun, who was of the king's of the Lord in the house that king Solomon retinue. the son of David had built:
16 Moreover, the porters were at every 4 And said, Ye shall no more bear the arkgate; it was not lawful for any to go from upon your shoulders : now therefore serve his ordinary service; for their brethren the the Lord your God, and minister unto his Levites prepared for them. people Israel, and prepare you after your 17 Thus were the things that belonged to families and kindreds,
the sacrifices of the Lord accomplished in 5 According as David the king of Israel that day, that they might hold the passover, prescribed, and according to the magnificence 18 And offer sacrifices upon the altar of of Solomon his son: and standing in the tem- the Lord, according to the commandment of ple, according to the several dignity of the king Josias. families of you the Levites, who minister in 19 So the children of Israel which were the presence of your brethren the children present held the passover at that time, and of Israel,
the feast of sweet bread seven days. 6 Offer the passover in order, and make 20 And such a passover was not kept in ready the sacrifices for your brethren, and Israel since the time of the prophet Samuel. keep the passover according to the command- 21 Yea, all the kings of Israel held not such ment of the Lord, which was given unto a passover as Josias, and the priests, and the Moses.
Levites, and the Jews, held with all Israel 7 And unto the people that was found that were found dwelling at Jerusalem. there, Josias gave thirty thousand lambs and 22 In the eighteenth year of the reign of kids, and three thousand calves; these things | Josias was this passover kept. were given of the king's allowance, accord- 23 And the works of Josias were upright ing as he promised to the people, to the before his Lord, with an heart full of godlipriests, and to the Levites.
8 And Helkias, Zacharias, and Syelus, the 24 As for the things that came to pass in governors of the temple, gave to the priests, his time, they were written in former times, for the passover, two thousand and six hun- concerning those that sinned, and did wickdred sheep, and three hundred calves. edly against the Lord, above all people and
9 And Jeconias, and Samaias, and Nathan- kingdoms, and how they grieved him exceedael his brother, and Assabias, and Ochiel, and ingly, so that the words of the Lord rose up Joram, captains over thousands, gave to the against Israel. Levites for the passover, five thousand sheep, 25 Now after all these acts of Josias, it and seven hundred calves
came to pass, that Pharaoh the king of Egypt 10 And when these things were done, the came to raise war at Carchamis upon Euriests and Levites, having the unleavened phrates : and Josias went out against him. bread, stood in very comely order, according 26 But the king of Egypt sent to him, sayto the kindreds,
ing, What have I to do with thee, O king of 11 And according to the several dignities Judea ? of the fathers before the people, to offer to 27 I am not sent out from the Lord God the Lord, as it is written in the book of Mo- | against thee ; for my war is upon Euphrates : ses : and thus did they in the morning. and now the Lord is with me, yea, the Lord