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they set their heart on their iniquity. I is wasted, the land mournern; for the And there shall be, like people, like corn is wasted: the new wine is dried priest: and I will punish them for up, the oil languisheth. their ways, and reward them their ashamed, O ye husbandmen; howl, o doings. For they shall eat, and not ye vinedressers, for the wheat and for have enough: they shall commit the barley; because the harvest of the whoredom, and shall not increase: field is perished. because they have left off to take heed Ry. On a sinful. p. cli. to the LORD.
Of Joel the Prophet.
Lesson I. Chap. iii.
that time, when I shall bring Lesson I. Chap. i. again the captivity of Judah and THE word of the
LORD that came to Jerusalem, I will also gather all Joel the son of Pethuel. Hear nations, and will bring them down this, ye old men, and give hear, all ye into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and inhabitants of the land. Hath this will plead with them there for my been in your days, or even in the days people and for my heritage Israel, of your fathers ? Tell ye your children whom they have scattered among the of it, and let your children tell their nations, and parted my land. And children, and their children another they have cast lots for my people: and generation. That which the palmer- have given a boy for an harlot, and worm hath left hath the locust eaten; sold a girl for wine, that they might and that which the locust hath left drink. hath the cankerworm eaten : and that Ry. He hath. p. cli. which the cankerworm bath left bath
Lesson II. the caterpillar eaten. Ry. At Thy. p. cl.
YEA, and what have ye to do with
me, O Tyre, and Zidon, and all Lesson II.
the coasts of Palestine ? will ye render A WAKE ye drunkards, and
me a recompence? and if ye recomand howl, all ye drinkers of wine, pense me, swiftly and speedily will I because of the new wine ; for it is cut return your recompence upon your off from your mouth. For a nation is own head; because ye have taken my come up upon my land, strong, and silver and my gold, and have carried without number, whose teeth are the into your temples my goodly pleasant teeth of a lion, and he hath the cheek things: the children also of Judah teeth of a great lion. He hath laid and the children of Jerusalem have my vine waste, and barked my fig ye sold unto the Grecians, that ye tree; he hath made it clean bare, and might remove them far from their cast it away ; the branches thereof are
border. Behold, I will raise them out made white.
of the place whither ye have sold them,
and will return your recompence upon Ry. Gird about. p. cli.
your own head. Lesson III.
R. I am straitened. p. cl. LAMENT like a virgin girded with
Lesson III. sackcloth for the husband of her AND I will sell your sons and
your youth. The meat offering and the daughters into the hand of the drink offering is cut off from the children of Judah, and they shall sell house of the LORD; the priests, the them to the Sabeans, to a people far LORD's ministers, mourn. The field off: for the LORD bath spoken it.
Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles ; | four, I will not turn away the punishPrepare war, wake up the mighty men, ment thereof; because they carried away let all the men of war draw near; let captive the whole captivity, to deliver them come up: beat your plowshares them up to Edom: but I will send a into swords, and your pruninghooks fire on the wall of Gaza, which shall into spears: let the weak say, I am devour the palaces thereof : and I will strong. Assemble yourselves, and cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod, come, all ye heathen, and gather and him that holdeth the sceptre yourselves together round about: from Ashkelon, and I will turn mine thither cause thy mighty ones to come band against Ekron : and the remnant down, O LORD. Let the heathen be of the Philistines shall perish, saith wakened, and come up to the valley the LORD God. of Jehoshaphat: for there will I sit to Ry. Behold. p. cxlviii. judge all the heathen round about.
FRIDAY. Ry. My God. p. cl.
Here beginneth the Book of Obadiah THURSDAY.
the Prophet. Here beginneth the Book of Amos the
Lesson I. Chap. i.
THE vision of Obadiah. Thus saith
the LORD God concerning Edom; THE words of Amos, who was We have heard a rumour from the
among the herdmen of Tekoa, LORD, and an ambassador is sent which he saw concerning Israel in the among the heathen, Arise ye, and let days of Uzziah king of Judah, and in us rise up against her in battle. the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash Behold, I have made thee small among king of Israel, two years before the the heathen: thou art greatly earthquake. And he said, The LORD despised. The pride of thine heart will roar from Zion, and utter his hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest voice from Jerusalem; and the habita- in the clefts of the rock, whose tions of the shepherds shall mourn, habitation is high ; that saith in his and the top of Carmel shall wither. heart, Who shall bring me down to Ry. I saw the LORD. P. cxlviii. the ground? Though thou exalt thyLesson II.
self as the eagle, and though thou set
thy nest among the stars, thence will TAUS saith the LORD; For three I bring thee down, saith the LORD. for four, I will not turn away the
Ry. I have set. p. cxlix. punishment thereof; because they
Lesson II. have threshed Gilead with threshing IF thieves came to thee, if robbers by instruments of iron : but I will send
night, (how art thou cut off 1) a fire into the house of Hazael, would they not have stolen til they which shall devour the palaces of
had enough? If the grapegatherers Ben-hadad. I will break also the bar came to thee, would they not leave of Damascus, and cut off the in- some grapes ? How are the things of habitant from the plain of Aven, and Esau searched out! how are his him that holdeth the sceptre from the bidden things sought up! All the men house of Eden: and the people of of thy confederacy have brought theo Syria shall go into captivity unto Kir, even to the border : the men that saith the LORD.
were at peace with thee have deceived Ry. Look down. p. cxlviii.
thee, and prevailed against thee; they
that eat thy bread have laid a wound Lesson III.
under thee: there is none understand. THUS saith the LORD: For three ing in him.
transgressions of Gaza, and for Ry. With thine. p. cxlix.
God will think upon us, that we SHALL I not in that day, saith
the perish not. And they said every one LORD, even destroy the wise men to his fellow, Come, and let us cast out of Edom, and understanding out lots, that we may know for whose of the mount of Esau? And thy cause this evil is upon us. So they cast mighty men, 0 Teman, shall be lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah. dismayed, to the end that every one Ry. I am straitened. p. cl. of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. For thy violence
Lesson III, against thy brother Jacob, shame shall cover thee, and thou shalt be cut-off THEN said they unto him, Tell us,
we pray thee, for whose cause for ever. In the day that thou this evil is upon us; what is thine stoodest on the other side, in the day occupation ? and whence comest thou? that the strangers carried away captive what is thy country? and of what his forces, and foreigners entered into people art thou? And he said unto his gates, and cast lots upon Jeru- them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the salem, even thou wast as one of them. LORD, the God of heaven, which hath Ry. We looked. p. cxlix,
made the sea and the dry land. Then
were the men exceedingly afraid, and SATURDAY.
said unto him, Why hast thou done
For the men knew that he Here beginneth the Book of Jonah the this ? Prophet.
fled from the presence of the LORD,
because he had told them. Then said Lesson I. Chap. i.
they unto him, What shall we do unto. Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, us? for the sea wrought, and was
, Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, tempestuous. And he said unto them, and cry against it; for their wicked. Take me up, and cast me forth into ness is come up before me. But
the sea ; so shall the sea be calm unto Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD, and you; for I know that for my sake this
great tempest is upon you. went down to Joppa ; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid
Rz. My God. p. cl. the fare thereof, and went down into
FIFTH SUNDAY IN NOVEMBER. it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD. But
FIRST NOCTURN. the LORD sent out a great wind into Here beginneth the Book of Micah the sea, and there was a mighty
the Prophet. tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.
Lesson I. Chap. i. Ry. Blessed are. p. cxlix.
THE word of the Lord that came to
Micah the Morasthite in the days Lesson II.
of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings THEN the mariners were afraid, of Judah, which he saw concerning
and cried every man unto his god, Samaria and Jerusalem. Hear, all yo and cast forth the wares that were in people ; hearken, o earth, and all the ship into the sea, to lighten it of that therein is: and let the LORD GOD them. But Jonah was gone down be witness against you, the LORD from into the sides of the ship; and he lay, his holy temple. For, behold, the and was fast asleep. So the ship- LORD cometh forth out of his place, master came to him, and said unto and will come down, and tread upon him, What meanest thou, O sleeper ? the high places of the earth. arise, call upon thy God, if so be that Ry. I saw. p. cxlviii.
who have committed much evil in this AN
ND the mountains shall be molten life, certain terrible and unsightly
under him, and the valleys shall angels, with fiery countenances, and be cleft, as wax before the fire, and as breathing forth fire, appointed for that the waters that are poured down a purpose, shewing the bitterness of steep place. For the transgression of their will, with countenances black Jacob is all this, and for the sins of like the night, on account of their the house of Israel. What is the severity and hatred against the human transgression of Jacob? is it not race. Samaria ? and what are the high Ry. I have. p. cxlix. places of Judah? are they not Jerusalem ? therefore I will make Samaria
Lesson V. as an heap of the field, and as plantings of a vineyard : and I will pour AND, besides, consider the deep pit, down the stones thereof into the fire without brightness, yet having the
the endless maze of darkness, the valley, and I will discover the foundations thereof.
power of burning though deprived of
light; then the multitude of crawling Ry. Look down. p. cxlviii.
things discharging deadly poison, Lesson III.
devouring flesh, eating insatiably, and
never feeling satiety, causing intolerAND all the
graven images thereof able pains by their gnawing. And the hires thereof shall be burned with lastly, that which is the heaviest of all the fire, and all the idols thereof will lasting confusion. Be full of fear for
punishments, the.shame and the everI lay desolate: for she gathered it of these things; and, restrained by this the hire of an harlot, and they shall fear, hold back thy soul, as it were by return to the hire of an harlot.
a bridle, from lusting after sinful Therefore I will wail and howl, I will
things. go stripped and naked : I will make a wailing like the dragons, and mourn
Ry. With Thine. p. cxlix. ing as the owls. For her wound is
Lesson VI. incurable ; for it is come unto Judah ; he is come unto the gate of my people; THIS fear of the Lord the Prophet even to Jerusalem.
promised that he will openly Ry. Behold. p. cxlviii.
teach; but he did not promise to
teach it generally, but only to those SECOND NOCTURN.
who were willing to hear him; not to
those who have wandered far away, From a Sermon of S. Basil the Great but to those who with an eager desire on the Thirty-third Psalm.
for salvation hasten to present themLesson IV.
selves ; not to strangers from the WHEN the desire of sinning has promises, but to those who have been
assailed thee, I would thou reconciled and united to the Word shouldest consider that awful and Himself by the baptism of adoption. intolerable judgment seat of CHRIST, Wherefore, he says, Come, (that is, in which the Judge will preside on a draw near to me by good works,) ye throne high and lifted up, and every children, ye, who by regeneration creature will stand before Him have been made worthy to be children trembling at His glorious aspect. We of light; hearken unto me, ye who shall also be brought up one by one have the ears of your heart open, I to give an account of those things will teach you the fear of the LORD; which we have done in this life. namely, that fear which we described Afterwards there will stand, by those before in our discourse.
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TUESDAY. Rz. vii. Blessed are. p. cxlix.
Here beginneth the Book of Habakkuk Ry. viii. Two Seraphim. p. xxviii.
the Prophet. MONDAY.
Lesson I. Chap. i. Here beginneth the Book of Nahum THE burden which Habakkuk the the Prophet.
prophet did see. O LORD, how Lesson I.
long shall I cry, and thou wilt not THE burden of Nineveh. The book bear! even cry out unto thee of
of the vision of Nahum the Elko- violence, and thou wilt not save! shite. God is jealous, and the LORD Why dost thou show me iniquity, and revengeth; the LORD revengeth, and cause me to behold grievance ? for is furious ;
the LORD will take spoiling and violence are before me : vengeance on his adversaries, and he and there are that raise up strife and reserveth wrath for his enemies. The
contention. Therefore the law is LORD is slow to anger, and great in slacked, and judgment doth never go power, and will not at all acquit the forth: for the wicked doth compass wicked: the LORD hath his way in about the righteous; therefore wrong the whirlwind and in the storm, and
judgment proceedeth. the clouds are the dust of his feet. Ry. At Thy. p. cl. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers.
Lesson II. Ry. He hath. p. cl.
EHOLD ye among the heathen, Lesson II.
and regard, and wonder marvel
lously: for I will work a work in your BASHAN languisheth, and Carmel; days, which ye will not believe, though guisheth. The mountains quake at Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty him, and the hills melt, and the earth nation, which shall march through is burned at his presence, yea, the the breadth of the land, to possess the world, and all that dwell therein. dwelling places that are not their's. Who can stand before his indignation? They are terrible and dreadful: their and who can abide in the fierceness of judgment and their dignity shall prohis anger ? his fury poured out like ceed of themselves. fire, and the rocks are thrown down
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THEIR horses also are swifter than THE LORD is good, a strong hold in
the leopards, and are more fierce the day of trouble; and he than the evening wolves: and their knoweth them that trust in him. But horsemen shall spread themselves, with an overrunning flood he will and their horsemen shall come from make an utter end of the place thereof, far; they shall fly as the eagle that and darkness shall pursue his enemies. hasteth to eat. They shall come all What do ye imagine against the for violence : their faces shall sup up LORD? he will make an utter end : as the east wind, and they shall gather affliction shall not rise up the second the captivity as the sand. And they time. For while they be folden shall scoff at the kings, and the together as thorns, and while they are princes shall be a scorn unto them: drunken as drunkards, they shall be they shall deride every strong hold; devoured as stubble fully dry.
for they shall heap dust, and take it. Ry. My Gov..p. cl.
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