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own house : and when thy feet enter EIGHTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. into the city, the child shall die.

FIRST NOCTURN. Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii.

Here beginneth the 2nd Book of SATURDAY.


Lesson I. Chap. i.
Of the 1st Book of Kings.
Lesson I. Chap. xviii.
THEN Moab rebelled against Israel

And AND Elijah, came unto all the Ahaziah

fell down through a lattice in ye between two opinions ? if the LORD Samaria, and was sick: and he sent be God, follow him: but if Baal, then messengers, and said unto them, Go, follow him. And the people answered enquire of Baal-zebub the god of him not a word. Then said Elijah Ekron whether I shall recover of this unto the people, I, even I only, disease. But the angel of the LORD remain a prophet of the LORD : but said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go Baal's prophets are four hundred and up to meet the messengers of the king fifty men.

of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it Ry. I have sinned. p. xxviii. not because there is not & God in

Israel, that ye go to enquire of BaalLesson II.

zebub the god of Ekron ? Now thereLET them therefore give us two fore thus saith the LORD, Thou shalt

bullocks; and let them choose not come down from that bed on one bullock for themselves, and cut it which thou art gone up, but shalt in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put surely die. no fire under : and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood,

Ry. Prepare. p. xxvi. and put no fire under: and call ye

Lesson II. on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the LORD; AND Elijah departed. And when

the messengers turned back unto and the God that answereth by him, he said unto them, Why are ye fire, let him be' God. And all the now turned back ? And they said people answered and said, It is well unto him, There came a man up to spoken.

meet us, and said unto us, Go, turn Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. again unto the king that sent you, and

say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Lesson III.

Is it not because there is not a GOD AND Elijah said unto the prophets in Israel, that thon sendest to enquire

of Baal, Choose you one bullock of Baal-zebub the god of Ekron ? for yourselves, and dress it first; for therefore thou shalt not come down ye are many; and call on the name from that bed on which thou art gone of your gods, but put no fire under. up, but shalt surely die. And they took the bullock which was

Ry. God is the hearer. p. xxvi. given them, and they dressed it, and called on the name of Baal from

Lesson III. morning even until noon, saying, O

. Baal, hear us. But there was no manner of man was he which voice; nor any that answered. And came up to meet you, and told you they leaped upon the altar which was these words ? And they answered made. And it came to pass at noon, him, He was an hairy man, and girt that Elijah mocked them, and said, with a girdle of leather about his loins. Cry aloud.

And he said, It is Elijah the Tislbite. Ry. Hearken. p. xxix.

Then the king sent unto him a captain


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of fifty with his fifty. And he went

Lesson VI. up to him: and, behold, he sat on the top of an hill.' And he spake unto FOR those ravens, which, at the

command of the LORD ministered him, Thou man of God, the king hath to blessed Elias, were types of the said, Come down.

And Elijah Gentile people, wherefore also it is answered and said to the captain of said of the Church of the Gentiles: I fifty, If I be a man of God, then am black but comely, 0 ye daughters let fire come down from heaven, of Jerusalem. How can the Church and consume thee and thy fifty. be called black, but comely?_Black And there came down fire from by nature, comely by grace. Whence heaven, and consumed him and his black ? Behold, I was shapen in fifty.

wickedness, and in sin hath my Ry, The LORD that. p. xxvii. mother conceived


comely? Thou shalt purge me with A Sermon of S. Augustine the Bishop. shalt wash me, and I shall be whiter

hyssop, and I shall be clean ; Thou Lesson IV.

than snow. Sermon 201 on the Seasons.

Rz. vi. I took thee. p. xxvii. In the lessons which are read to us Ry. vi. I have sinned. p. xxviii.

in these days, dearly beloved Rz. viii. Two Seraphim. p. xxviii. brethren, I have often warned you that are not to follow the

MONDAY. letter that killeth, and forsake the

Of the 2nd Book of Kings. spirit that giveth life. For thus

Lesson I. Chap. ii. saith the Apostle : The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if we AND the sons of the prophets that choose to understand no more than

were at Jericho came to Elisha, the literal meaning, we shall receive and said unto him, Knowost thou small, or rather no edification from that the LORD will take away thy the divine lessons. For all the things

master from thy head to day? And which are there recited were the type he answered, Yea, I know it; hold yo and image of things to come; they were

your peace. And Elijah said unto prefigured in the Jews, and, by the him, Tarry, I pray thee, here ; for the grace of God, they are fulfilled in LORD hath sent me to Jordan. And

he said, As the LORD liveth, and as us. Rz. Saul hath slain. p. xxvii. thy soul liveth, I will not leave theu.

And they two went on.

Apd fifty Lesson V.

men of the sons of the prophets went, THUS, the blessed Elias exhibited and stood to view afar off : and they

a type of our LORD and Saviour. two stood by Jordan. For as Elias suffered persecution from

Rz. Remember. p. xxviii. the Jews : so the true Elias, namely, our LORD, was set at nought and

Lesson II. rejected by the same Jews. Elias

ND Elijah took his mantle, and left his nation, and CHRIST left the

wrapped it together, and smote synagogue, Elias departed into the the waters, and they were divided desert, and CHRIST came into the hither and thither, so that they two world. Elias was fed in the desert by went over on dry ground. And it the ravens that ministered to him; came to pass, when they were gone and CHRIST is refreshed in the desert over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, of this world by the faith of the Ask what I shall do for thee, before I Gentiles.

be taken away from thee. And Elisha Ry. Ye mountains. p. xxvii. said, I pray thee, let a double portion

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of thy spirit be upon me. And he three kings together, to deliver them said, Thou hast asked a hard thing : into the hand of Moab. But nevertheless, if thou see me when I Jehosbaphat said, Is there not here am taken from thee, it shall be so & prophet of the LORD, that we may unto thee; but if not, it shall not be enquire of the LORD by him ? And

one of the king of Israel's serRz. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. vants answered and said, Here is Lesson III.

Elisha the son of Shaphat, which AND it came to pass, as they still poured water on the hands of Elijah. went on, and talked, that, behold, the LORD is with him.

And Jehoshaphat said, The word of

So the king there appeared a chariot of fire, and of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the horses of fire, and parted them both king of Edom went down to him. asunder; and Elijah went up by a Anå Elisha said unto the king of whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha

Israel, What have I to do with thee ? . saw it, and he cried, My father, my get thee to the prophets of thy father, father, the chariot of Israel, and the and to the prophets of thy mother. horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he took hold of his

Ry. And it came to pass. p. XXXV. own clothes, and rent them in two

Lesson III. pieces. He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and AND the king of Israel said unto

him, Nay: for the LORD hath went back, and stood by the bank of called these three kings together, to Jordan.

deliver them into the hand of Moab. Ry. Hearken. p. xxix.

And Elisha said, As the LORD of

hosts liveth, before whom I stand, TUESDAY.

surely, were it not that I regard the Of the 2nd Book Kings. presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Lesson I. Chap. iii.

Judah, I would not look toward thee, AND king Jehoram went out of nor see thee. But now bring me a

Samaria the same time, and minstrel. And it came to pass, when numbered all Israel. And he went the minstrel played, that the hand of and sent to Jehoshaphat the king of the LORD came upon him. And he Judah, saying, The king of Moab hath said, Thus saith the LORD, Make this rebelled against me: wilt thou go valley full of ditches. For thus saith with me against Moab to battle? And the LORD, Ye shall not see wind, he said, I will go up: I am as thou neither shall ye see rain ; yet that art, my people as thy people, and my valley shall be filled with water, that horses as thy horses. And he said, ye may drink, both ye, and your Which way shall we go up ?

And he cattle, and your beasts. And this is answered, The way through the but a light thing in the sight of the wilderness of Edom. So the king of LORD: he will deliver the Moabites Israel went, and the king of Judah, also into your hand. and the king of Edom; and they Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii. fetched a compass of seven days'

WEDNESDAY. journey: and there was no water for

Of the 2nd Book of Kings. the host, and for the cattle that followed them.

Lesson I. Chap. iv. RY. LORD, if Thy people. p. xxxiv. Now there cried a certain woman Lesson II.

prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy

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that the LORD bath called these thou knowest that thy servant did

fear the LORD: and the creditor is / her, she stood before him. And he come to take unto him my two sons to said unto him, Say now unto her, be bondmen. And Elisha said unto Behold, thou hast been careful for us her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, with all this care; what is to be done what hast thou in the house ? And for thee? wouldest thou be spoken for she said, Thine handmaid hath not to the king, or to the captain of the any thing in the house, save a pot of host? And she answered, I dwell oil. Then he said, Go, borrow thee among mine own people. And he vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, said, What then is to be done for her? even empty vessels ; borrow not a few. And Gehazi answered, Verily she And when thou art come in, thou shalt bath no child, and her husband is old. shut the door upon thee and upon thy And he said, Call her. And when he sons, and shalt pour out into all those had called her, she stood in the door. vessels, and thou shalt set aside that and he said, About this season, alwhich is full.

cording to the time of life, thou shalt Ry. I have sinned. p. xxviii.

embrace a son. And she said, Nay,

my lord, thou man of God, do not lie Lesson II.

unto thine Handmaid. And the So

she went from him, and shut the woman conceived, and bare a son at

door upon her and upon her sons, that season that Elisha had said unto who brought the vessels to her; and her, according to the time of life. she poured out. And it came to pass, Rz. Hearken. p. xxix. when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me get a

THURSDAY. vessel. And he said unto her, There Of the 2nd Book of Kings. is not a vessel more. And the oil

Lesson I. Chaps. vi. and vii. stayed. Then she came and told the man of GOD. And he said, Go, AND it came to pass after this,

that Ben-hadad king of Syria ga. sell the oil, and pay thy debt, thered all his host, and went up, and and live thou and thy children of the besieged Samaria. And there was a rest. And it fell on a day, that Elisha great famine in Samaria: and, behold

, passed to Shunem, where was a great they besieged it, until an ass's head woman; and she constrained him to was sold for fourscore pieces of silver, eat bread. And so it was, that as oft and the fourth part of a cab of dove's as he passed by, he turned in thither dung for five pieces of silver. And as to eat bread. And she said unto the king of Israel was passing by upon her husband, Behold now, I perceive the wall, there cried a woman anto that this is an holy man of God, which him, saying, Help, my lord, o king. passeth by us continually. Let us And he said, If the Lord do not help make a little chamber, I pray thee, thee, whence shall I help thee ? out on the wall; and let us set for him of the barnfloor, or out of the winethere a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a candlestick : and it shall be,

press ?

Ry. Prepare. p. xxyi. when he cometh to us, that be shall turn in thither.

Lesson II. Ry. Thou hast heard. p. xxviii. AN

ND the king said unto her, What

aileth thee? And she answered, Lesson III.

This woman said unto me, Give the AND it fell on a day, that he came son, that we may eat him to day, and chamber, and lay there. And he said we boiled my son, and did eat him: to Gehazi hiš seryant, Call this and I said unto her on the next day, Shunammite. And when he had called Give thy son, that we may eat bim:

and she hath hid her son. And it the Philistines : and she went forth to came to pass, when the king heard cry unto the king for her house and the words of the woman, that he rent for her land. his clothes; and he passed by upon Ry. Saul hath slain. p. xxvii. the wall, and the people looked, and,

Lesson II. behold, he had sackcloth within upon his flesh. Then he said, God do so AND the king talked with Gehazi and more also to me, if the head of

the servant of the man of God, Elisha the son of Shaphat shall stand saying, Tell me, I pray thee, all the on him this day. But Elisha sat in great things that Elisha hath done. his house, and the elders sat with And it came to pass, as he was telling him.

the king how he had restored a dead Ry. God is the hearer. p. xxvi.

body to life, that, behold, the woman,

whose son he had restored to life, Lesson III.

cried to the king for her house and for AND the king set a man from before her land, And Gehazi said, My lord,

him : but ere the messenger came O king, this is the woman, and this is to him, he said to the elders, See ye her son, whom Elisha restored to life. how this son of a murderer bath sent And when the king asked the woman, to take away mine head ? look, when she told him. So the king appointed the messenger cometh, shut the door, unto her a certain officer, saying, Reand hold him fast at the door : is not store all that was her's, and all the the sound of his master's feet behind fruits of the field since the day that him? And while he yet talked with she left the land, even until now. them, behold, the messenger came Ry. Ye mountains. p. xxvii. down unto him: and he said, Behold, this evil is of the LORD; what should

Lesson III. I wait for the LORD any longer? AND Elisha came to Damascus ; Then Elisha said, Hear ye the word

and Ben-hadad the king of Syria of the LORD; Thus saith the LORD, To- was sick; and it was told him, saymorrow about this time shall a measure ing, The man of God is come hither. of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and And the king said unto Hazael, Take two measures of barley for a shekel, a present in thine hand, and go, meet in the gate of Samaria.

the man of God, and enquire of the Rz. The LORD that. p. xxvii. LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of

this disease ? So Hazael went to meet FRIDAY.

him, and took a present with him, Of the 1st Book of Kings. even of every good thing of Damascus, Lesson I. Chap. viii.

forty camels' burden, and came and THEN spake Elisha unto the stood before him, and said, Thy son

woman, whose son he had re- Ben-hadad king of Syria hath sent me stored to life, saying, Arise, and go to thee, saying, Shall I recover of this thou and thine household, and sojourn disease ? And Elisha said unto him, wheresoever thou canst sojourn: for Go, say unto him, Thou mayest certhe LORD hath called for a famine ; tainly recover : howbeit the LORD bath and it shall also come upon the land shewed me that he shall surely die. seven years. And the woman arose, Ry. I took thee. p. xxvii. and did after the saying of the man of God: and she went with her house

SATURDAY. hold, and sojourned in the land of the

Of the 2nd Book of Kings. Philistines seven years. And it came

Lesson I. Chap. ix. to pass at the seven years' end, that AND Elisha the prophet called one


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