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Ć HA P. XXVI. i Of Idolatry, 2 Religiousness. 3 A Blessing to them that keep

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

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the Israelites of the great Succefies, I no Idols nor gra- and many Felicities they should enven Image, neither rear ye joy in the Land of Canaan, as long up a standing Image, neither as they continue in their Obedience shall ye set up any Image of to

of to the Divine Commands ; so he

I foretels the terrible Judgments 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&ions, baths, and reverence my San-.

which will ppear from the follow

ing Instances : ctuary : I am the LORD. IA, As the Red Sea was divided for

3. If ye walk in my Sta- the Deliverance of the Israelites from tutes tutes, and keep my Comand keep my 'Com the Egyptians so was the River fora

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 Spyes had reported to be imprego

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

Sellion of the whole Land of Canaan, shall yield their Fruit.

(the Sun Itinding till upon bis Pray5 And your Threshing shall er) by which the Promises to Abrae reach unto the Vintage, and bams were literally fulfilled

Athly, in the Story of Samp'on, Githe Vintage shall reach unto deon, Ba ak, fonaihan, David, and his the Sowing - time.: and ye Captains, and other Kings, were acfhall eat your Bread to the complilhed the Promiles of the great

Victories they should obtain, while Full, and dwell in your Land they confided in the LORD of Hosts. 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 subdown, 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.

Etuary and fift 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 through your Land.

Treasure than is now current in the

whole known World, being an hun7 And ye shall chase your dred thousand Talents of Gold, and Enemies, and they shall fall a thousand thousand Talcats of Sil. before you by the Sword.

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8 And five of you shall so that this people became the chase an hundred, and an hun- ;

Glory and Admiration of all Na

tions. dred of you shall put ten thou- But as theit Obedience was rewardland to Flight : and your E

ed with these Bleflings, to their Re..

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

denounced against them by Moses: For I will have Rerne 1f, In the very Time of the Judges

that succeeded fofua, they fell into 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 established, but in the Time of

Rehoboam his Succellor, ten Tribes reStore, and bring forth the old

volted and became a separate Kingbecause of the new.

dom for the Idolatry of So.omon in

Rehoboam, bernacle amongit you : and

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

ng 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

Shea, when the ten Tribes were carried

ORD your Caprive by Salmon Ezer, their Cities GOD, which brought you destroyedi, and their Country laid forth out of the Land of E. desolate ; from which Captivity they gypt, that ye should not be 'Dispersion has now lasted above 2400

have never yet been restored. Which their Bond-men, and I have years. broken the Bands of your wihly, The Kingdom of Judah con

tinued under the Reign of their reYoke, and made you go up veral Kings for more than 100 Years sight.

after the Captivity of the Ten Tribes; 14. But if ve will not in which Time ir piealed God to raise hearken unto me, and will warned them of the Calamities than

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 inalt defpile Time of Manaffib and other Kings, my Statutes, or if your Soul the Temple itself was polluted with abhor my Judgments, so that the Idolatry of the Grouiles ; and both

Prince and People were so obstinate ye will not do all my Com- in their Impielies," tha

in their Impieries, that they murmandments, but that ye break dered their Prophets, and despised all my Covenant :

their Threarnings, vill they were car

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

whole Countrey. Comunpuron, sihly, After seventy Years Contiand the burning Ague; that nuance in this Caprivity, they are seThall consume the Eye, and stored by Cyrus, as was foretold by



cause Sorrow of Heart : and Ifaiah, Jeremiah, and other Propliers. ve hall fow you' Seed in It may be observed, that Babyless

was the place where idolatry first vain, for your Enemies shall began after the Flood; and here it eat it.

was that the fows were cured of that 17 And I will set my Face

Idolatry from which their Ancestors

could never be reclaimed. But notagainst you, and ye shall be withstanding this Deliverance, upon flain before your Enemies: their Resettlement in their own

Countrey, they fell into many Imthey that hate you shall reign

reign pieties, for which they were leverely over you, and ye shall fee chastised, and at last filled up the when none pursueth you.

Measure of their Rebellions in re

je&ting the MESSIAH, whom they had 18 And if ye will not yet so long, and at that very Time esfor all this heark en unto me, pe&ed; and putting to Death the then I will punith 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. Pride of your Power; and I end

T. 6:hly, The City of Jerusalem, after

enduring many terrible Calamitics, will make your Heaven as and a long Siege, in which the tenIron, and your Earth as Brass. der and delicate Women ear their

20 Ane your 20 And your Strength shall own Children, as was foretold by

eng man Moles and other Prophets be spent in vain : for your The City was taken, their Temple Land shall not yield her In- burnt, and the Nation disperled, by

the Emperors Titus, Trajan, and Acrease, neither shall the Trees dri of the Land yield their Fruits. their Conquerors, that by an Impe. 21 And if ye walk con-. And it ve wall con rial Edict, the Jews were prohibited

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

confound the Chiftian Religion com

mands the Temple to be rebuilt ; but on you, according to your no sooner were the Foundations of Sins.

the old Temple pulled up, but by 29 will all 22 I will also send wild

fond mild 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.

7'hly, The Jows are now sublifting, tle, and make you few in a People scattered and dispersed thio' Number, and your High- all the Nations of the known World,

without King, without Priest, withways shall be desolate.

out Sacrifice, without Prophet, and 23. And if ye will not be without any lettled Property; as was reformed by me by these foretold by Hofea. And they who Things, but will walk con- to run into idolatry, are now the

were so forward upon every Occasion trary unto me :

most averse to it. 24 Then will Lallo walk They carry with them the Books

of the Prophers who forewarned contrary unto you, and will them of all these Calamities and punish you yet seven times Dispersions. And such is their ve for your Sins.

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25 And I will bring a neration for these Books, that if the

that hall least Mistake be made in the TransSword upon you, that shall

cript of chem, they are not permitavenge the Quarrel of my Co- ted to be read in their Synagogues. venant : and when ye are so that they are now the living Wit

nesses of the Truth of these diving gathered together within your

Records. Cities, I will send the Pesti The Application that all Christians lence among you; and ye

ought to make of these direful Sto

ries, is to fear left a Promise being shall be delivered into the

made to us by the Gospel, of entring Hand of the Enemy.

into the eternal Rest of Heaven, we 26 And when I have bro

come llort 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 Read in one oren and they not be high minded, but fear.

For if God spared not the natural ball deliver you your Bread Branches, take heed left by Unbelief again by Weight : and ye and Disobedience, those that call

sá shall eat and not be satisfied.

themselves Christians 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 shall eat the Flesh of your Sons, and the Fleth of your Daughters shall ye eat.

30 And I will destroy your high Places, and cut down Your 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 waste.

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

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

36 And upon them that are left alive of you, I will -,1 a Faintness into their Hearts in the Lands of their E 1 and the Sound of a shaken Leaf shall chase them ; in'! shall flee, as fleeing from a Sword : and they shali ilji none pursueth.

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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 shall 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 Iniquitits of their Fathers shall they pine away with them." i 40 If they shall confess their Iniquity, and the Iniquity of their Fathers, with their Trespass which they trefpafied against 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 Isaac, 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 ; becaule, 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 thein, to destroy them utterly, and to break my Cove- ; nant 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.

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· 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 changed.


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