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&c. and there died seventy thousand Baasha smote all the house of Jemen.—2 Sam. xxiv. 1, 2. 15.

roboam ; he left not to Jeroboam Adonijah put to death by Solomon's any that breathed, until he had deorder ; and Joab for his sin, in kill- stroyed him ; according to the saying ing of Abner, and Amasa, also put of the Lord, &c. Because of the sins to death : and Shimei also put to of Jeroboam, which he had sinned, death for his cursing of David. and by which he made Israel to sin. 1 Kings ii. 24, 25. 28.31–34.36. 46. - 1 Kings xv. 27. 29, 30. 2 Chron.

If you shall at all turn from follow- xii. 1, 2. 4, 5. ing of me, you or your children ; and The very like threatening did God will not keep my commandments,&c. send to Baasha for his sins, &c. and then will I cut off Israel out of the accordiągly executed it by Zimri his land which I have given them : and servant.—1 Kings xvi. 1-4.9—13. this house, which I have hallowed for God threatens, and sends a famine my name, will I cast out of my sight; in Israel, for the sins of Ahab, &c.and Israel shall be a proverb, and a 1 Kings xvii. by-word, &c.—1 Kings ix. 6–8. He killed Naboth, and possessed

And the Lord was angry with Solo- his vineyard, &c. Thus saith the Lord, mon, because his heart was turned Hast thou killed, and also taken posfrom the Lord God of Israel, which session ? &c. In the place where dogs had appeared unto him twice, &c. licked the blood of Naboth, shall dogs Wherefore the Lord said unto Solo- lick thy blood, even thine, &c. All mon, Forasmuch as this is done of this is executed against him, Jezebel, thee, and thou hast not kept my cove- and Ahab's house.—1 Kings xxi, 14. nant, &c. I will surely rend the king- 19.21-24. xxii. 38. 2 Kings ix. 33. dom from thee, and will give it to thy 35. 37. servant.—1 Kings xi. 9–11.

Ahaziah fell down, &c. He sent to It was charged me by the word of inquire of the god of Ekron, &c. And the Lord, saying, Eat no bread, &c. the Lord, by Elijah, sends thus : Is Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as it not because there is not a God in thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Israel, that ye go to inquire of BaalLord, &c. and hast eaten bread, and zebub, the god of Ekron? Now theredrank water, &c. thy carcass shall not fore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt come unto the sepulchre of thy fa- not come down from that bed, &c. thers, &c. A lion met him by the but shalt surely die, &c. So he died way, and slew him, &c. It is the man according to the word of the Lord. of God.-1 Kings xiii. 8, 9. 21, 22, 2 Kings i. 2–4. 6. 17. 24. 26.

God punished Gehazi for his coveTell Jeroboam, &c. Forasmuch as tousness with leprosy.—2 Kings v. I have exalted thee from among the 20, &c. people, and made thee prince, &c. yet So it was, that the children of Isthou hast done evil above all that rael had sinned against the Lord their were before thee; for thou hast gone God, &c. and walked in the statutes and made thee other gods, &c. There- of the heathen, &c. The Lord testifore, behold, I will bring evil upon fied against them by all the prophets, the house of Jeroboam, and will cut all the seers, saying, Turn ye from off from Jeroboam him that pisseth your ways, &c.

Notwithstanding, against the wall, &c. Him that dieth they would not hear, but hardened of Jeroboain in the city, shall the their necks, &c. Therefore the Lord dogs eat; and him that dieth in the was very angry with Israel, and refield, shall the fowls of the air eat; moved them out of his sight, &c. And for the Lord hath spoken it.—1 Kings the Lord rejected all the seed of Isxiy.7-11.

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them into the hand of spoilers, until Moreover,all the chief of the priests, he had cast them out of his sight. and the people transgressed very much, 2 Kings xvii. 7, 8.13—15. 18—20. &c. And the Lord God of their fathers Sennacherib and his army smitten, sent to them by his

messengers, &c. for his blasphemyand pride.—2 Kings But they mocked the messengers of xix. 21-23. 35. 37.

God, and despised his words, and misBecause Manasseh king of Judah used his prophets, until the wrath of hath done these abominations, and the Lord arose against his people, till hath done wickedly, above all that there was no remedy: therefore he the Amorites did, &c. and hath made brought upon them the king of the Judah also to sin, &c, therefore thus Chaldees,&c.—2 Chron. xxxvi.14-17. saith the Lord God of Israel, Behold, Jer. xxxii. 31,32.34–36. xliv. 2,&c. I am bringing such evil upon Jerusa The Psalmist reckons up the several lem and Judah, that whosoever hear- rebellions of Israel, and God's judgeth of it, both his ears shall tingle, ments against them for sin.-Ps.lxxviii. &c. I will forsake the remnant of My people would not hearken to mine inheritance, and deliver them my voice, and Israel would none of into the hand of their enemies, &c. me :


up unto their because they have done evil, &c.— own hearts' lust, &c. O that my peo2 Kings xxi. 11-15.

ple had hearkened unto me! &c.The Lord turned not from the Ps. lxxxi. 11-13. Deut. v. 29. fierceness of his great wrath, where- xxxii. 28–30. with his anger was kindled against Israel's behaviour and rebellions, Judah, because of all the provoca- together with God's dealings with tions that Manasseh had provoked them, summed up by the Psalmist.him withal: and the Lord said, I will Ps. cvi. xcv. 9–11. Ezek. xx. remove Judah also out of my sight, Because they rebelled against the as I have removed Israel ; and will words of God, and contemned the cast off this city Jerusalem, which I counsel of the Most High, therefore have chosen; and the house of which he brought down their heart with I have said, My name shall be there. labour; they fell down, and there -2 Kings xxiii. 26, 27.

was none to help.—Ps. cvii. 11, 12. God accordingly gives them up How long, ye simple ones, will ye wholly to their enemies.—2 Kings love simplicity ? &c. Turn you at my xxiv. xxv.

reproof, &c. Because I have called, Jehoram's wickedness surely pu- and ye refused; I have stretched out nished by the Lord.—2 Chron. xxi. 4. my hand, and no man regarded ; but 6. 11. 13, &c.

ye have set at nought all my counsel, Uzziah the king, when he was and would none of my reproof: I strong, his heart was lifted up to his also will laugh at your calainity, I destruction, &c. He went into the will mock when your fear cometh : temple of the Lord, to burn incense: when your fear cometh as a desolaand when the priests withstood him, tion, &c. Then shall they call upon he was wrath; and while he was me, but I will not answer; they shall wrath with the priests, the leprosy seek me early, but they shall not find even rose up in his forehead, &c. The me: for that they hated, &c.—Prov. Lord had smitten him: and Uzziah i. 22–30. Zech. vii. 9-13. the king was a leper unto the day of Hear, O heavens, &c. I have nouhis death.—2 Chron. xxvi. 16—22. rished and brought up children, and

The Lord brought Judah low, be- they have rebelled against me. The cause of Ahaz, &c. for he made Judah ox knoweth his owner, &c. but Israel naked, and transgressed sore against doth not know; my people doth not the Lord, &c.--2 Chron. xxviii. 19. consider, &c. Why should ye be

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ye will revolt therefore he that made them will not more and more, &c. To what purpose have mercy on them, &c.---Isa. is the multitude of your sacrifices unto xxvii. 11. me ? saith the Lord, &c. When ye They would not hear, &c. Ye scornmake many prayers,

I will not hear ful men, &c. ye shall be trodden down. you, for your hands are full of blood. —Isa. xxviii. 12. 14. 18, &c. Wash you, make you clean, &c. Come The Lord said, Forasmuch as this now, and let us reason, &c. but if ye people draw near with their mouth, refuse, and rebel, ye shall be devoured &c. but have removed their heart far with the sword, &c. Ah, I will ease from me; and their fear toward me me of mine adversaries.- Isa. i. 2, 3. is taught by the precept of men ; 5. 11. 15, 16. 18. 20. 23, 24.

therefore, &c. the wisdom of their Therefore thou hast forsaken thy wise men shall perish ; and the unpeople, because, &c. their land is full derstanding of their prudent men shall of idols.- Isa. ii. 6, &c.

be hid. Woe unto them that seek Jerusalem is ruined, and Judah is deep, to hide their counsel from the fallen, because their tongue and their Lord: and their works are in the doings are against the Lord, to pro- dark.- Isa. xxix. 13-15. xxiv. 5,&c. voke the eyes of his glory. Because God threatens Israel for leaning the daughters of Zion are haughty, upon Egypt for help, and not hearkenand walk with stretched forth necks, ing to stay on God.- Isa. xxx. 1-17. &c. therefore the Lord skall smite xxxi. 1. with a scab, &c. the Lord will take This people have I formed for myaway the bravery of their tinkling or- self, &c. But thou hast not called naments, &c.—Isa. iii. 8. 16–24.

upon me, O Jacob : but thou hast Judge, I pray you, betwixt me and been weary of me, O Israel. Thou my vineyard. What could have been hast not brought me the small cattle, done more to my vineyard, that I have &c. but thou hast made me to serve not done in it? wherefore, when I with thy sins : thou hast wearied ine looked that it should bring forth grapes, with thine iniquities, &c. Thy first brought it forth wild grapes ? I will father hath sinned, and thy teachers, take away the hedge thereof, &c. The &c. therefore I have profaned the prophet pronounceth many woes princes of the sanctuary; and have against several sinners.—Isa. v.3–26. given Jacob to the curse, and Israel

God gave up Israel to hardness and to reproaches.-Isa. xliii. 21–24. blindness for their sins, till they 27, 28. should be laid waste.--Isa, vi. 10–12. O that thou hadst hearkened to my

God threatens Jacob and Israel for commandments ; then had thy peace their pride and stoutness of heart, been as a river, &c.—Isa. xlviii. 18. because they turned not unto him that Dent. xxxii. 28–30. smote them. Their leaders cause Your iniquities have separated bethem to err, that he will cut off, &c. tween you and your God : and your And for all this, his anger is not sins have hid his face from you, that turned away.--Isa. ix. 8—21. he will not hear : for your hands are

O Assyrian, &c. I will send him defiled with blood, &c. None calleth against an hypocritical nation ; and for justice.--Isa. lix. 1, &c. I. 1, 2. against the people of my wrath will I have spread out my hands all the I give him a charge, to take the spoil, day unto a rebellious people, which &c.- Isa. x. 5, 6.

walketh in a way that was not good, God's great judgments threatened &c. I will not keep silence; but will against Babylon.- Isa. xiii. xiv.4,&c. recompense, even recompense into xlvii.

their bosom, &c. Ye are they that It is a people of no understanding: forsake the Lord, that forget my holy

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mountain, &c. therefore will I number then committed adultery, and asyou to the sword, &c.—Isa. Ixv. 2,3. sembled themselves by troops in the 6. 11, 12, &c. Rom. x. 21.

harlots' houses : they were as fed They have chosen their own ways ; horses in the morning, everyone and their soul delighteth in their abo- neighed after his neighbour's wife. minations : I also will choose their Shall I not visit for these things ? delusions, and will bring their fears saith the Lord; and shall not my upon them; because when I called, soul be avenged on such a nation as none did answer, &c. but they did this ? Go ye up upon her walls, and evil before mine eyes, &c.- Isa. Ixvi. destroy, &c. Your iniquities have

Jer. xviii. 12, 13. 16, 17. turned away these things, and your What iniquity have your fathers sins have withholden good things found in me, that they are gone far from you, &c. A wonderful and horfrom me ? &c. Wherefore will I yet rible thing is committed in the land: plead with you, saith the Lord; and the prophets prophesy falsely, and the with your children, &c. See if there priests bear rule by their means, and be such a thing. Hath a nation my people love to have it so: and changed their gods ? &c. But my peo- what will ye do in the end thereof? ple have changed their glory, &c. Be -Jer.v.7--10.25. 29–31. ix. 3-9. astonished, o

heavens ! &c. They Ezek. xx.

15, 16. have forsaken me, the fountain, &c. Thus hath the Lord of hosts said, Hast thou not procured this unto &c. Cast a mount against Jerusalem: thyself ? &c. Thine own wickedness this is the city to be visited, she is shall correct thee, and thy backsliding wholly oppression in the midst of her, shall reprove thee, &c. In vain have &c. Be thou instructed, 0 Jerusalem, I smitten your children ; they re- lest my soul depart from thee, &c. I ceived no correction, &c. Have I will stretch out my hand


the been a barren wilderness ? &c. Can a inhabitants of the land, saith the maid forget her ornaments Jer. ii. Lord; for from the least of them, 5. 9–13. 17. 19. 30–32. Isa. I. 1. even to the greatest of them, every Hosea vii. 1,2. Isa. xvii. 10. Ezek. one is given unto covetousness; and xxiv. 13.

from the prophet, even unto the priest, And I saw, when for all the causes every one dealeth falsely, &c. Hear, whereby backsliding Israel committed O earth: Behold, I will bring evil adultery, I had put her away, &c. yet upon this people, &c.-Jer. vi. 6. 8. her treacherous sister Judah feared 12-16. 18,19. vii. 8, &c. not, but went and played the harlot They were not ashamed, neither also, &c. Judah hath not turned unto could they blush: therefore shall they me with her whole heart, but feign- fall, &c.-Jer. viii. 12, &c. edly-Jer. iii. 8-10.

Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, • Jerusalem, wash thine heart from Cursed be the man that obeyeth not wickedness, that thou mayest be the words of this covenant. They are saved : how long shall thy vain turned back to the iniquities of their thoughts lodge within thee? &c. Thy forefathers, which refused to hear my way, and thy doings have procured words. Therefore, thus saith the these things unto thee : this is thy Lord, Behold, I will bring eyil upon wickedness, because it is bitter, be- them, which they shall not be able to cause it reacheth unto thine heart.- escape : and though they shall cry Jer. iv. 14. 18.

unto me, I will not hearken unto How shall I pardon thee for this ? them, &c. Therefore pray not thou Thy children have forsaken me, and for this people, for I will not bear sworn by them that are no gods. them, &c. - Jer. xi. 3. 10, 11. 14. When I had fed them to the full, they Xxxv. 17. xiy, 11, 12. xviii. 17.

Their tongue is as an arrow, &c. hearken, and turn every man from his Shall I not visit them for these things? evil way, that I may repent me of the saith the Lord.—Jer. ix. 8,9. evil which I purpose to do unto them,

What wilt thou say when he shall because of the evil of their doings, punish thee ? &c. Shall not sorrows &c. If ye will not hearken, &c. then take thee, as a woman in travail ? &c. will I make this house like Shiloh : For the greatness of thine iniquity and will make this city a curse to all are thy skirts discovered, &c. Woe the nations of the earth.— Jer. xxvi. unto thee, &c. Wilt thou not be 2–6. made clean ? &c.-Jer. xiii. 21, 22. 27. God threatened and punished many xiv. 11, 12

for prophesying falsely, and for utterThough Moses and Samuel stood ing lies to Israel.—Jer. xxviii. 15-17. before me, yet my mind could not be xxix. 21. 31, 32. toward this people : cast them out Thus saith the Lord, Thy bruise is of my sight, &c. such as are for death, incurable, &c. for the multitude of to death, &c. Who shall have pity thine iniquity ; because thy sins were upon thee, O Jerusalem ? who shall increased, I have done these things bemoan thee? &c. Thou hast for- unto thee.--Jer, xxx. 12–15. saken me, saith the Lord.—Jer. xv. Because of all the evil of the chil1, 2, 5, &c.

dren of Israel, &c. this city, &c. shall Ye have done worse than your be delivered into the hand, &c.--Jer. fathers; for, behold, ye walk every xxxii. 32. 36, &c. fulfilled xxxix. one after the imagination of his evil Ye have not hearkened unto me, in heart, that they may not hearken proclaiming liberty every one to his unto me: therefore will I cast you brother, and every man to his neighout of this land, &c.— Jer. xvi. 12, &c. bour : behold, I proclaim a liberty

The sin of Judah is written with a for you, saith the Lord, to the sword, pen of iron; and with a point of a and to the pestilence, &c.— Jer. diamond, it is graven upon the tables xxxiv. 17. of their hearts, &c. - Jer. xvii. 1. This Jerusalem, &c. hath changed 23. 27.

my judgments into wickedness, more Return ye, &c. And they said, than the nations, &c. Therefore thus There is no hope : but we will walk saith the Lord, I, even I, am against after our own devices, &c.— Jer, xviii. thee, &c. therefore the fathers shall 11, 12. 15, &c.

eat the sons, &c.—Ezek. v. 5–10. The land is full of adulterers : for When God had shewed Ezekiel because of swearing (or cursing) the Judah's abominations, he saith unto land mourneth ; the pleasant places him, Therefore will I also deal in of the wilderness are dried up.-Jer. fury : mine eyes shall not spare, neixxiii. 10. 39, 40.

ther will I have pity: and though As the evil figs, &c. so will I give they cry,&c. yet will I not hear them. the king and his princes, and the Ezek. viii. 18. ix. 8–10. vii. 3, residue of Jerusalem that remain in 4. 8, 9. this land, and them that dwell in the But as for them whose heart walkland of Egypt; and I will deliver eth, &c, I will recompense their way them to be removed into all the king-, upon their own head. The glory of doms of the earth for their hurt, to the Lord went up from the midst of be a reproach, &c. And I will send the city.- Ezek xi. 21–23. the sword, the famine, and the pes When the land sinneth against me tilence among them, till they be con- by trespassing grievously, then will I sumed from off the land.—Jer. xxiv. stretch out mine hand upon it, and 8–10. xxv. 7-11.

will break the staff of the bread Thus saith the Lord, If they will thereof, and will send famine upon it,

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