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C HA P. XXVI. 1 Of Idolatry, 2 Religiousness. 3 A Bleding to them that keep

the Commandments. 14 A Curse to those that break them. 40 God promiseth to remember them that repent.

Ver. Y

• As Mies in this Chapter afsures no Idols nor gra- and many Felicities they should enven Image, neither rcar ye joy in the Land of Canaan, as long up a standing Image, neither as they continue in their Obedience

to the Divine Commands; ro he shall ye set up any Image of

foretels the terrible Judgmen's and Stone in your Land, to bow great Calamities that shou d come down unto it : for I am the upon them, for their Idolatries and

Disobedience. LORD your God.

The History of this Narinn fully 2 Ye shall keep my Sab- verifys the Tru'h of these Predi&tions, baths, and reverence my San- which will appear from the follow

ing Instances : ctuary : I am the Lord.

14. As the Red Sea was divided for 3 If ye walk in my Sta- the Deliverance of the Israelites from tutes, and keep my Com- the Egyptians fo was the River for

dan (when it had overflown it's mandments, and do them;

Banks) for the Passage of their Army. 4 Then I will give you

2dly, The Walls of Jericho, which Rain in due Season; and the the pyes had reported to be impreg

nable, by an immediate and almighLand shall yield her Increase, ty Power, fell down before them. and the Trees of the Field 3dly, Hofbua fubdued, and cook Pos.

Session of the whole Land of Cancer, Ihall yield their Fruit.

(the Sun finding still upon bis Piage 5 And your Threshing shall er) by which the Promises to Abrareach unto the Vintage, and hans were literally fulfilled. the Vintage shall reach unto deon, Ba ak, fonaihan, David, and his

Athly, in the Story of Samp'on, Githe Sowing-time .. and ye Captains, and other Kings were 2cshall eat your Bread to the complished the Promises of the great Full, and dwell in your Land they confided in the LORD of Hosts.

Vi&ories they should obtain, while safely.

Sthly, In the Reigns of David and 6 And I will give Peace Solomon, all the Nations from the

Banks of the great River Euphrates, in the Land, and ye shall lie

to the Borders of Egypt, were fubdown, and none shall make je&ed to them, and the divine Prefence you afraid : and I will rid or Schekina was continued in the San.

Atuary and first Temple. evil Beasts out of the Land,

6thly, Their Riches were so great, neither shall the Sword go that David left to Solomon a greater

Treasure than is now current in the through your Land.

whole known World, being an hon 7 And

ye
shall chase

your dred thousand Talents of Ğold, and Enemies, and they shall fall a thouland thousand Talents of Sil. before you by the Sword. ver,

& And

tions.

8 And five of you shall

So that this people became the chase an hundred, and an hun- Glory and Admiration of all Nadred of you shall put ten thou- But as theit Obedience was rewardland to Flight : and your E- cd with these Bleslings, to their Rea

bellion, Idolatry, and Disobedience, nemies Thall fall before you by brought upon them all the Curses the Sword.

denounced against them by Moses: 9 For I will have Respect that succeeded to pua, they fell into

If, In the very Time of the Judges unto you, and make you fruit- Idolatry : For this they were chattiful, and multiply you, and zed by the several Enemies that were establish my Covenant with

raised up againtt them.

2d!y, in the Reigns of David and you.

Solomon the Kingdom of Israel was 10 And ye shall eat old fully establilhed, but in the Time of Store, and bring forth the old volted and became a separate King

Rehoboam his Succellor, ten Tribes rebecause of the new.

dom for the Idolatry of So.omon in 11 And I will set my Ta- his old age, and the Tyranny of bernacle amongit you : and

Rehoboam.

3dly, Jeroboam causes two golden my Soul shall not abhor you. Calves to be set up, and commands 12 And I will walk among

his Subje&s to worship them.

This publick Idolatry is continued you, and will be your God, during the Reigns of the several and ye shall be my People. Kings of Israel, till the Time of Ho13 I am the LORD your Caprive by Salmon Ezer, their cities

mea, when the ten Tribes were carried GOD, which brought you deftroyed, and their Country Jaid forth out of the Land of E- desolaie ; from which Captivity they gypt, that ye should not be 'Disperlion has now lasted above 2400

have never yet been restored. Which their Bond-men, and I have Years. broken the Bands of your vinued under the Reign of their se

tihly, The Kingdom of Judah conYoke, and made you go up- veral Kings for more than 100 Years sight.

after the Captivity of the Ten Tribes; 14. But if ye will not

in which Time it piealed God to raise hearken unto me, and will warned them of the Calamities that

up several Prophets, who all forenot do all these Command- were to come upon them for their ments :

great Impieries. But so mad were

they upon their Idols, that in the 15 And if ye shall despise Time of Manassib and other Kings, my Statutes, or if your Soul the Temple itself was polluted with abhor my Judgments, so that the Idolatry of the Gentiles; and both

Prince and People were so obstinate ye will not do all my Com- in their Impieries, that they mutmandments, but that ye break dered their Prophets, and despised all my Covenant :

their Threarnings, till they were car

ried Captive to Babylon by the Chale 16 I also will do this unto deans, who desolated their Ćiry, burnt you, I will even appoint over their Temple, and laid walte the you Terror, Consumption,

whole Countrey:

sihly, After seventy Years Contiand the burning Ague ; that nuance in this Caprivity, they are reshall consume the Eye, and fored by Cyrus

, as was foretold by Аа

cause

eat it.

cause Sorrow of Heart : and Isaiah, Jeremiah, and other Proplets. ye shall fow your Sced in

It may be observed, that Babyless

was the place where Idolatry fint vain, for your Enemies shall began after the Flood; and here it

was that the fows were cured of that 17 And I will fet

Idolatry from which their Ancestors my Face

could never be reclaimed. But notagainst you, and ye shall be withstanding this Deliverance, upon

own slain before your Enemies : their Resettlement in their they that hate you shall reign pieties, for which they were feverely

Countrey, they fell into many Imover you, and ye shall filee chastised, and at laft filled up the when none pursueth you.

Measure of their Rebellioos in re

je&ing the MESSIAH, whom they had 18 And if ye will not yet so long, and at that very Time exfor all this hearken unto me, pe&ed; and putting to Death the then I will punish you seven LORD of Life and Glory, and per

secuting those that believed in him, times more for your Sins. for which they were pursued by the 19 And I will break the divine Vengeance.

6thly, The City of Jerusalem, after Pride of your Power; and I

enduring many terrible Calamities, will make your Heaven as and a long Siege, in which the tenIron, and your Earth as Brass. der and delicate Women eat their 26 And your Strength shall poles and other Prophets

own Children, as was foretold by be spent in vain : for your The City was taken, their Temple Land shall not yield her In- burnt, and the Nation dispersed, by crease, neither shall the

Trees drian. For so far had they provoked

the Emperors Titus, Trajan, and A of the Land yield their Fruits. their Conquerors, that by an Impe. 21 And if

siad Edi&t, the Jews were probibited walk conye

to set their Foot upon their own trary unto me, and will not Land. hearken unto me, I will bring The Emperor Julian, in order to seven times more Plagues up- mands the Temple to be rebuilt ; but

confound the Chiftian Religion. comon you, according to your no sooner were the Foundations of Sins.

the old Temple pulled up, but by 22 I will also send wild Earthquakes and Balls of Fire, an

End was put to this Attempt. And Beasts among you, which herein the Prediction of our SAVIOUR Thall rob you of your Chil- was literally fulfilled, That not one dren, and destroy your Cat

Stone should be left upon another.

7thly, The Jews are now sublifting, tle, and make you few in a People scattered and dispersed th:o* Number, and your High- all the Nations of the knowa World,

without King, without Priest, withways shall be defolate.

out Sacrifice, without Prophet, and 23 And if ye will not be without any fettled Property; as was reformed by me by these foretold by Hofea. And they who

were so forward upon every Occasion Things, but will walk con

to run into Idolatry, are now the trary unto me :

most averse to it, 24 Then will I also walk They carry with them the Books

of the Prophet's who forewarned contrary unto you, and will chem of all these Calamities and punish you yet seven times Disperlions. And fuch is their vefor your Sins.

25 And

25 And I will bring

bring a neration for these Books, that if the Sword upon you, that ihall least Mistake be made in the Trant

cript of them, they are not permite avenge the Quarrel of my Co- ted to be read in their Synagogues. venant : and when ye are

So that they are now the living Witgathered together within your Records.

nesses of the Truth of these diving Cities, I will send the Pesti- The Application that all Christians lence among you ; and ye ought to make of these direful Stoshall be delivered into the made to us by the Gospel, of entring

ries, is to fear left a Promise being Hand of the Enemy.

into the eternal Reft of Heaven, we 26 And when I have bro- come short of it by Unbelief.

For because of Unbelief the Jews ken the Staff of your Bread, were cast off, and the Christian Church ten Women shall bake your stands by Faith. Therefore we should Bread in one Oven, and they not be high minded, but fear.

For if God Ipared not the natural ball deliver you your Bread Branches, take heed left by Unbelief again by Weight : and ye and Disobedience, those that call fall eat and not be satisfied.

themselves Chriftians do not provoke

the divine Vengeance. 27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me:

28 Then I will walk contrary unto you also in Fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your

Sins. 29 And ye fall eat the Flesh of your Sons, and the Flesh of your Daughters shall ye eat.

30 And I will destroy your high Places, and cut down Tour Images, and cast your Carcases upon the Carcases of your Idols, and my Soul shall abhor you.

31 And I will make your Cities waste, and bring your Sanctuaries unto Desolation, and I will not smell the Savour of your fwect Odours.

32 And I will bring the Land into Desolation, and your Enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

33 And I will scatter you among the Heathen, and will draw out a Sword after you : and your Land shall be dclolate, and your Cities waite.

34 Then shall the Land enjoy her Sabbaths, as long as it licth desolate, and ye be in your Enemies Land; even then fall the Land rest, and enjoy her Sabbaths.

35 As long as it lieth desolate, it shall rest : because it did not rest in your Sabbaths when ye dwelt upon it.

36 And upon them that are left alive of you, I !!! a Faintness into their Hearts in the Lands of their E and the Sound of a shaken Leaf shall chase them ; '!' shall flee, as fleeing from a Sword : and they shall fij none pursueth.

37. And they shall fall one upon another, as it were before a Sword, when none pursueth: and ye fhall have no Power to stand before your Enemies.

38 Apd ye shall perish among the Heathen, and the Land of your Enemies fhall eat you up.

39. And they that are left of you, shall pine away in their Iniquity, in your Enemies Lands; and also in the Iniquities of their Fathers shall they pine away with them.

40 If they shall confess their Iniquity, and the Iniquity of their Fathers, with their Trespass which they trefpanied againft me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

41 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the Land of their Enemies , if then their uncircumcised Hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the Punishment of their Iniquity :

42 Then will I remember my Covenant with Jacob, and also my Covenant with Ifaac, and also my Covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the Land.

43 The Land also shall be left of them, and shall enjoy her Sabbaths, while she lieth desolate without them : and they shall accept of the Punishment of their Iniquity; because, even because they despised my Judgments, and because their Soul abhorred my Statutes.

44 And yet for all that, when they be in the Land of their Enemies, I will not cast them away, neither will I abhor them, to destroy them utterly, and to break my Covenant with them: for I am the LORD their God.

45 But I will for their Sakes remember the Covenant of their Ancestors, whom I brought forth out of the Land of Egypt, in the sight of the Heathen, that I might be their God: I am the LORD.

46 These are the Statutes, and Judgments, and Laws, which the Lord made between him and the Children of Ile rael, in Mount Sinai, by the Hand of Moses.

CH A P. XXVII.

! He that maketh a singular Vow must be the LORD's; 2 the

Estimation of the Person, 9 of a Beast given by Vow, 14 of an House, 16 of a Field, and the Redemption thereof. 28 No devoted Thing may be redeemed. 32 The Tythe may not be shanged.

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