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Then came the word of the LORD

Lesson III. unto Samuel, saying, It repenteth THEN Jesse called Abinadab, and

made him pass before Samuel. king: for he is turned back from And he said, Neither hath the LORD following me, and bath not performed chosen this. Then Jesse made Shammy commandments. And it grieved mah to pass by. And he said, Neither Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD hath the LORD chosen this. Again, all night.

Jesse made seven of his sons to pass Rz. I took thee. p. xxvii.

before Samuel. And Samuel said

unto Jesse, The LORD hath not chosen SATURDAY.

these. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Of the 1st Book of Samuel. Are here all thy children? And he Lesson I. Chap. xvi.

said, There remaineth yet the youngest,

and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. AND the LORD said unto Samuel; And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send

and fetch him. Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel ? fill thine horn

Rz. Hearken, O LORD. p. xxix. with oil, and go, I will send thee to THIRD SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. Jesse the Beth-lehemite : for I have

All as in the Psalter. provided me a king among his sons.

And Samuel said, How can I go? if
Saul hear it, he will kill me. And the

Of the 1st Book of Samuel. LORD said, Take an heifer with thee, Lesson 1. Chap. xvii. and say, I am come to sacrifice to the Now the

Philistines gathered to and I will shew thee what thou shalt were gathered together at Shochoh, do: and thou shalt anoint unto me which belongeth to Judah, and pitched him whom I name unto thee.

between Shochoh and Azekah, in RY. I have sinned. p. xxviii. Ephes-dammim. And Saul and the

men of Israel were gathered together, Lesson II.

and pitched by the valley of Elali, LORD spake, and came to Beth- Philistines. And the Philistines stood lehem. And the elders of the town on a mountain on the one side, and trembled at his coming, and said, Israel stood on a mountain on the Comest thou peaceably? And he other side: and there was a valley said, Peaceably: I am come to sacrifice between them. And there went out unto the LORD: sanctify yourselves, a champion out of the camp of the and come with me to the sacrifice. Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, And he sanctified Jesse and his sons, whose height was six cubits and a and called them to the sacrifice. And


And he had an helmet of it came to pass when they were come, brass upon his head, and he was that he looked on Eliab, and said, armed with a coat of mail: and the Surely the LORD's anointed is before weight of the coat was five thousand him. But the LORD said unto Samuel, shekels of brass. And he had greaves Look not on his countenance, or on of brass upon his legs, and a target of the height of his stature : because I brass between his shoulders. And the have refused him : for the LORD seeth staff of his spear was like a weaver's not as man seeth; for man looketh on beam; and his spear's head weighed the outward appearance, but the LORD six hundred shekels of iron : and one looketh on the heart.

bearing a shield went before him. Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. Ry. Prepare. p. xxvi.

serve us.

Lesson II.

cease not to fight against Goliath or A ND he stood and cried unto the his host, that is against the devil and

armies of Israel, and said unto his angels; whom yet they could not them, Why are ye come out to set conquer, unless CHRIST, the true your battle in array ? am not I a David, had come down among them Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? with His staff, that is, with the mystery choose you a man for you, and let of the Cross. For before the advent of him come down to me. If he be able CHRIST, beloved brethren, the devil to fight with me, and to kill me, then was loosed; but when CHRIST came, will we be your servants : but if I He did to him that which was prevail against him, and kill him, written in the gospel: No man can then shall ye be our servants, and enter into a strong man's house and

And the Philistine said, I spoil his goods, unless he first bind defy the armies of Israel this day; the strong man. CHRIST, therefore, give me a man, that we may fight came, and bound the devil. together. When Saul and all Israel Ry. Saul bath slain. p. xxvii. heard those words of the Philistine, they were dismayed, and greatly

Lesson V. afraid.

BUT some man may say: If he be Ry. God is the hearer. p. xxvi.

bound, why doth he yet prevail

so much ? True it is beloved Lesson III.

brethren, that he does greatly prevail; NOW David was the son of that but he rules only among the lukewarm

Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, and negligent, and those who fear not whose name was Jesse; and he had God in sincerity. For he is bound eight sons: and the man went among as a dog is fastened, bound with a men for an old man in the days of chain; and can bite no man except him Saul. And the three eldest sons of who has come close to him in fatal Jesse went and followed Saul to the confidence. Consider now, brethren, battle: and the names of his three how foolish that man is whom á sons that went to the battle were chained dog bites. Be thou, then, Eliab the firstborn, and next unto unwilling to approach too near the him Abinadab, and the third Sham- devil by thine own will and lust, and mah. And David was the youngest; he will not dare to approach thee. and the three eldest followed Šaul. He may bark, he may solicit, but he But David went and returned from cannot bite at all, except him that Saul to feed his father's sheep at wills to be bitten. For he hurts not Beth-lebem. And the Philistine drew by force, but by persuasion; nor does near morning and evening, and pre- he wrest from us our consent, but sented himself forty days.

only seeks it. Ry. The LORD that. p. xxvii.

Ry. Ye mountains. p. xxvii.

Lesson VI.
A Sermon of S. Augustine the Bishop. DAVID, therefore, came and found

the people of the Jews fighting Lesson IV.

against the devil, and when there was Sermon 197 of the Seasons. none that dared to go down to single THE THE children of Israel encamped combat, he, who was a type of CHRIST,

against their adversaries forty went forth to the fight, took his staff days. Forty days, on account of the in his hand, and went forth against four seasons of the year, and the four Goliath. And in him was then figured quarters of the world, signify the what in our LORD JESUS CHRIST present life, in which Christian people was fulfilled. For CHRIST, the true


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David, came, Who, when about to fight and took a lamb out of the flock: and
against the spiritual Goliath, that is, I went out after him, and smote him,
the devil, Himself carried His cross. and delivered it out of his mouth :
Notice, brethren, where David smote, and when he arose against me, I
Goliath : namely, in his forehead, caught him by his beard, and smote
where he had not the sign of the him, and slew him. Thy servant slew
cross. For, as the staff was a type both the lion and the bear: and this
of the cross, so also that stone with uncircumcised Philistine shall be as
which the giant was smitten, signified one of them.

Ry. Hearken, O LORD. p. xxix.
Ry, I took thee. p. xxvii.
Ry. vii. I have sinned. p. xxviii.

Rx. viii. Two Seraphim. p. xxviii.

Of the 1st Book of Samuel.

Lesson I. Chap. xvii.
Of the 1st Book of Samuel. AND Saul armed David with his
Lesson I. Chap. xvii.

armour, and he put an helmet of

brass upon his head; also he armed AND the men of Israel said, Elave him with a coat of mail

. And David ye seen this man that is come girded his sword upon his armour, ap? surely to defy Israel is he come and he assayed to go; for he had not up: and it shall be, that the man proved it. And David said unto Saul, who killeth him, the king will enrich I cannot go with these ; for I have him with great riches, and will give not proved them. And David put him his daughter, and make his them off him. And he took his staff father's house free in Israel. And

in his hand, and chose him five David spake to the men that stood by smooth stones out of the brook, and him, saying, What shall be done to put them in a shepherd's bag which the man that killeth this Philistine, he had, even in a scrip; and his sling and taketh away the reproach from was in his hand, and he drew near to Israel? for who is this uncircumcised the Philistine. Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

Rz. LORD, if Thy people return

unto Thee, and pray toward Thy holy Rz. Remember. p. xxviii.

house: * bear Thou in heaven Thy Lesson II.

dwelling place, and deliver them from the hand of their enemies.

y. If AND ,

which David spake, they re- and turn again to Thee, and confess hearsed them before Saul; and he Thy name, and pray, and make sup. sent for him. Saul, Let no man's heart fail because plication unto Thee in this house.

Hear. of him: thy servant will go and fight with this Philistine. And Saul said

Lesson II. to David, Thou art not able to go AND the Philistine came on and against this Philistine to fight with him: for thou art but a youth, and man that bare the shield went before he a man of war from his youth. him. And when the Philistine looked Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. about, and saw David, he disdained

him: for he was but a youth, and Lesson III.

ruddy, and of a fair countenance. AND David said unto Saul, Thy and the Philistine said unto David,

servant kept his father's sheep, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me and there came a lion, and a bear, with staves ? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods. And the

WEDNESDAY. Philistine said unto David, Come

Of the 1st Book of Samuel. to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts

Lesson I. Chap. xviii. of the field. Then said David to the A

ND it came to pass as they came, Philistine, Thou comest to me with when David was returned from a sword, and with a spear, and with a the slaughter of the Philistine, that shield: but I come to thee in the the women came out of all cities of name of the LORD of hosts, the God Israel, singing and dancing, to meet of the armies of Israel, whom thou king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and hast defied. This day will the LORD with instruments of musick. And the deliver thee into mine hand; and I women answered one another as they will smite thee, and take thine bead played, and said, Saul hath slain his from thee; and I will give the car. thousands, and David his ten thoucases of the host of the Philistines sands. And Saul was very wroth, and this day unto the fowls of the air, and the saying displeased him; and he to the wild beasts of the earth; that said, They have ascribed unto David all the earth may know that there is a ten thousands, and to me they have God in Israel.

ascribed but thousands : and what can

he have more but the kingdom ? Ry. And it came to pass when the LORD would take up Elijah by a

Ry. I have sinned. p. xxviii. whirlwind into heaven, * Elisha cried

Lesson II. and said, My father, my father, the chariot of Israel and the horsemen AND Saul eyed David from that day

and forward. And it came to thereof. V. As they went on, and talked, behold, there appeared a cha-spirit from God came upon Saul, and

påss on the morrow, that the evil riot of fire, and horses of fire, and he prophesied in the midst of the parted them both asunder ; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into hand, as at other times : and there

house : and David played with his heaven. Elisla.

was a javelin in Saul's hand. And

Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I Lesson III.

will smite David even to the wall with AND it came to pass, when the it. And David avoided out of his

Philistine arose and came and presence twice. And Saul was afraid drew nigh to meet David, that David of David, because the LORD was with hasted, and ran toward the army to him, and was departed from Saul. meet the Philistine. And David put. Therefore Saul removed him from him, his hand in his bag, and took thence and made him his captain over a thoua stone, and slang it, and smote the sand ; and he went out and came in Philistine in his forehead, that the before the people. stone sank into his forehead; and he

Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. fell upon his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine

Lesson III. with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; AND David behaved himself wisely

in all his ways; and the LORD but there was no sword in the hand of was with him. Wherefore when Saul David. Therefore David


saw that he behaved himself very stood upon the Philistine, and took wisely, he was afraid of him. But all his sword, and drew it out of the Israel and Judah loved David, because sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut he went out and came in before them. off his head therewith.

And Saul said to David, Behold my Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii.

elder daughter Merab, her will I give


thee to wife ; only be thou valiant for and David played with his hand. And me, and fight the LORD's battles. For Saul sought to smite David even to Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon the wall with the javelin; but he him, but let the hand of the Philis- slipped away out of Saul's presence, tines be upon him.

and he smote the javelin into the wall: Rz. Hearken. p. xxix.

and David fled, and escaped that


Ry. The LORD that. p. xxvii.
Of the 1st Book of Samuel.
Lesson I. Chap. xix.


Of the 1st Book of Samuel. AND Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that

Lesson I. Chap. xx. they should kill David. But Jonathan AND David fied from Naioth in

in : Ramah, and Jonathan told David, saying, fore Jonathan, What have I done? Saul my father seeketh to kill thee: what is mine iniquity? and what is now therefore, I pray theo, take heed my sin before thy father, that he to thyself until the morning, and abide seeketh my life? And he said unto in a secret place, and hide thyself: him, God forbid; thou shalt not die: and I will go out and stand beside my behold, my father will do nothing father in the field where thou art, and either great or small, but that he will I will commune with my father of shew it me: and why, should my thee; and what I see, that I will tell father hide this thing from me? it is thee.

not so.
Rz. Prepare. p. xxvi.

Rz. Saul bath slain. p. xxvii.
Lesson II.

Lesson II.
ND Jonathan spake good of David AND David sware moreover, and

said, Thy father certainly know-
unto him, Let not the king sin against eth that I have found grace in thine
his servant, against David; because eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan
he hath not sinned against thee, and know this, lest he be grieved: but
because his works have been to thee truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy
ward very good: for he did put bis soul liveth, there is but a step between
life in his hand, and slew the Philis- me and death. Then said Jonathan
tine, and the LORD wrought a great unto David, Whatsoever thy soul
salvation for all Israel : thou sawest desireth, I will even do it for thee.
it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then

Ry. Ye mountains. p. xxvii.
wilt thou sin against innocent blood,

Lesson III.
to slay David without a cause? And
Saul hearkened unto the voice of AND, David said unto Jonathan,
Jonathan: and Saul sware, As the Behold, to-morrow is the new
LORD liveth, he shall not be slain. moon, and I should not fail to sit
Rt. God is the bearer. p. xxvi.

with the king at meat: but let me

go, that I may hide myself in the Lesson III.

field unto the third day at even. If AND there was war again, and thy father at all miss me, then say.

David went out, and fought with David earnestly asked leave of me the Philistines, and slew them with a that he might run to Bethlehem bis great slaughter; and they fled from city: for there is a yearly sacrifice him. And the evil spirit from the there for all the family. If he say LORD was upon Saul, as he sat in his thus, It is well; thy servant shall house with his javelin in his hand: bave peace : but if he be very wroth,

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