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21 And fee, and, behold, is the daughters 23 And the chDdren of Benjamin did la of Shiloh come out to dance in dances, and took them wives, according the then come ye out of the vineyards, and number, of them that danced, whom te catch you every man his wife of the daugh- caugkt: and they went and returned to fers of Shiloh, and go to the land of Benja. their inheritance, and repaired the etet: mnin.

and dwelt in them. 22 And it shall be, when their fathers or 24 And the children of Ifrael depar their brethren come unto us to complain, thence at that time, every man to his trit that we will say unto them, Be favourable and to his family, and they went out fra unto theın for our cakes ; because we re- thence every man to his inheritance. ferved not to each man his wife in the war: 25 In thote days there teas no king in Ilta. for ye did not give onto them at this time, every man did íhat which was right in that ye should be guilty.

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The Book of RUTH.
CHAP. I.

me much for your fakes, that the handed 1 Elimelech, driven by famine into Moab, diek LORD is gone out against me.

there. Naomi returning hone, 14 Ruth 14 And they lifted up their voice, accompanieth her.

wept again : and Orpah killed her motha ow it came to pass, in the days law; but Ruth clave unto her. when the judges ruled, that there 1ś And the said, Behold thy fifter-bela was a famine in the land; and a is gone back unto her people, and anto

certain man of Beth-lehem-judah gods : return thou after thý tister-in-las. went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he, 16 And Ruth Iaid, Entreat me not toles and his wife, and his two sons.

thee, or to return from following after.ee 2. And the name of the man was Elime. for whither thou goeit, I will go; and we lech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and thou lodgett, I will lodge: thy people she the name of his two sons Mahlon and Ch. my people, and thy God my God. lion, Ephrathites of Beth-Ichem-judah : and 17 Where thou' dielt will I die, and by they came into the country of Moab, and will I be buried; the LORD do fo to mi continued there.

and more also, if vught but death part the 3 And Elimelech, Naoini's husband, dicd : and me. and the was left, and her two sons.

18 When she saw that the was tediat 4 And they took them wives of the wo• minded to go with her, then the Ichipeakin men of Moab; the name of the one was unto her. Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth: 19 So they two went unto they cam and they dwelled there about ten years.

to Beth-lehein. And it came to pals, whe S and Mahlon and Chilion died also both they were come to Beth-lehem, that all of them; and the woman was left of her city was moved about them; and they fala two sons and her husband.

Is this Naomi? 6 9 Then the arose, with her daughters-in And the said unto them, Call me a Jaw, that she might return from the country Naomi, call me Mara : for the Almight of Moab: for the liad heard in the country bath dealt very bitterly with me of Moab, how that the Lord had

visited his 21 I went out fun, and the Lord had people, in giving them bread.

brought me home again empty: why the 7 Wherefore the went forth out of the call ye me Naumi, lecing the LORD tuu place where he was, and her two daughters- tettitied againit me, and the Almighty has in-law with her: and they went on the way afflicted me? to return unto the land of Judah.

22 So Naomi returned, and Ruth the Mes 8 And Naomi laid unto her two daugh. bitess, her daughter-in-law, with ber, while ters-in-law, Go, retwn cach to her mothers returned out of the country of Moab: m house: the LORD deal kindly with you, as ye they camc to Beth-lehem in the begin have dealt with the dead, and with me, barley-harvett. 9 The LORD grant you, that ye may find

c H A P. II. reit, each of you in the house of her husband. I Ruth çleaneth in the fields of Beas : Then the killed them and they lifted up taking knotoledge of ker, Hewat hy ja their voice, and wept. turn

within the dance for a long to rely we will A bandaommigdy manfor wear hacer en 11 And Naomi said, 'Turnauan, my daugh- family of Elimelech; and His name su Tors: why will ye go with me. Are there yet Boaz. any more fons in my womb, that they may 2 And Ruth tht Moabitefs said unta be your husbands?

omi, Let me now go to the field, and gler 12 Turn again, my daughters, go your ears of corn after him, in whaft nghitithal way; for I am too old to have an husband. find grace. And the said unto bier, Go, my If I should say, I have hope, if I thould have daughter. an husband also to-night, and should also bear 3 And the went, and came, and cleanr Sons;

in the field after the reapers and be 13'Would ye tarry for them till they were was to light on a part of the told hetsapa grown! would you itay for them from having unto Boaz, who was of the kindred or husbands: nay, my daughters; for it grieveth meleche

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part of a kinsalan to thee, then wia I do the cerning changing, for to confirm all thing part of a kinsman to thee, as the LORD liveth: A man plucked off his thoe, and gave it to he down until the morning.

ncighbour: and this was a tettimonyin Ifracle 141 And the lay at his feet until the morn- 8 Therefore the kininan said unto Bets. Sng: and the rose up before one could know Buy de for thee: so he drew of his thoc. another. And he said, Let it not be kuown 0 g And Boay said unto the elders, 2that a woman came into the floor.

anto all the people, Ye are witnesses this day 15 Also he said, Bring the vail that thou hal that I have bought an that was Elimelecta upon thce, and hold it. And when the held and all that wer Chilions and Maklons, .. it, he measured fix measures of barley, and hand of Naomi. daid it on her: and she went into the city. 10 Moreover,Ruth the Moabitcfs, they

16 And when the came to her mother-in- of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my wis law, she said, who ar! thou, my daughter! to raise up the name of the dead upos Her And the told her all that the man had done heritance, that the name of the dead be u zo her

cut off from among his brethren, and fra 17 And the said, Tliese fix measures of bar- the gate of his place: ye ere witolea hey gave he me; for he said to me, Go not day. eropty unto thy mother-in-law.

11 And all the people that were in 18 'Then laid be, Sit ftill, my daughter, gate, and the elders, said, we are witara aintil thou know how the matter will fail: The LORD make the woman that b c for the man will not be in reft, until he have into thine house like Rachel and like Las finithed the thing this day.

which two did build the house of Irad: CH A P. IV.

do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be fun 1 Roas calleth into judgment the next linsman: in Beth-lehem.

6 he refusing the redemption, 10 Boaz mar- 12 And let thy house be like the hours rietk Ruth.

Pharcz, (whom Tamar

bare uto justab, 'T THen went Boaz up to the gate, and sat the feed which the LORD thall give thee

him down therc: and, behold, the kins. this young woman. man, of whoin Boaz (pake, came by; unto 13 9 $o Boaz took Ruth, and fbe wa whom he said, Ho! such a one, turn afide, wife: and when he went in unto her, fit down here. And he turned afide, and it LORD gave her conception, and the down.

fon. 2 And he took ten men of the elders of the 14 And the women faidunto Naomi, Elet rity, and laid, sit ye down here. And they be the LORD, which hath not left the sat down.

day without a kinsman, that his name may And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, famous in Ifrael. that is come again out of the country of 15 And he shall be unto thee a retta Afoab, felicth a parcel of land which was out of thy life, and a nourisher of thinc oldas brother Elimelechs:

for thy daughter-in-law which loveth 1 4 And I thought to advertife thee, saying, which is better to thee than seven foss, Dad Tuy it before the inhabitants, and before the boro him. elders of my people. If thou wilt redeem it, 16 And Naomi took the child and laid it redeem it; but if thou wilt not redeem it, bcr bosom, and became nurse unto it. <hrn teli me, that I may know; for there is 17 And the women her neighbours gave uone to redeem it besides thee; and I am after a name, laying, There is a fan barn ta No theo And he said, I will redeem it. ini: and they called his name Obed: be

S Then faid Boaz, What day thou buyeft the father of Jelle, the father dl Davil. the field of the hand of 'Naomi, thou must 18 g Now these are the generations Quy it also of Ruth the Moabiters, the wife of rez: Pharez begat Hezron, the dead, for to raise up the name of the dead 19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ramberg 1:pon his inheritance.

Amminadab, 69 And the kinsman said, I cannot re- 20 And Amminadab begat Nahlbos, ** "leem it for myself, left I mar mine own in. Nalfhon begat Salmon, heritance: redceni thou my right to thyself; 21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Bozbeg! ter I cannot redeem it.

Obed, 7 Now this was the manner in foriner time 22 And Obed begat Jelle, and Jelle begat in Israel, concerning redeeming, and con- David: 9 The First Book of S AMU E I., otherwise called,

The First Book of the KING S.
С НАР. І.

Peninnah: and Peninnah had children, th? Kikanah and his two wives. Hannahs Hannah had no children. prayer. 20 Samuel is born.

3 And this man went up out of his cher OW there was a certain man of yearly worthip, and to facrifice unto t3 Ramnathaim-zophim, of mount L. LORD of holts in Shiloh! and the two fosse phraim, and his name was Elka- Eli, Hophni and Phinchas, the pricfts of the

nah, the son of Jeroham, the fon LORD, were there. of Eline, the con of Tohu, the son of Zupli, 4 9 And when the time was that it an Ephrathite:

nah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wit. 2 And he had two wives: the name of the and to all her sons and her daughros, pa one was Hannah, and the name of the other tions.

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I Bat unto Hannah be gave a worthy por- eltablith his word. So the woman abode, and San: for he Joved Hannah; but he Lord gave her son fuck until she weaned him. ha thut up lier womb.

24 $ And when the had weaned him, the And tier adversary also provoked her took him up with hier, with three buttocks, sors, for to make her frct,

becaufe the LORD and one ephah of four, and a bottle of wine, had ihut up her womb.

and brought him unto the house of the LORD And as he did so year by year, when the in Shiloh and the child suas young went up to the houte of the LORD, so the 25 And they slew a bullock, and brought provoked her; therefore the wept, and did the child to Eli. noteat.

26 And the said, oh, mylord ! as thy soul 8 Then said Elkanah her husband to her, liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood Hannab, why weeport thou? and why eatett by thee here, praying unto the LORD. thos not! and why is thy heart grieved! am 27 For this child 1 prayed; and the LORD Et I better to thee thanten fons? 9 bo Hannah rose up, after they had frii:

hath given me my petition which I alked of watea in Shiloh, and after they liad drunk: 28 Therefore also I have lent him to the Sew Eli te priett fat upon a seat by a port of Lord; as long as he liveth, he thall be lent the rample of the LORD:)

to the LORD. And he worlhipped the LORD 10 And the was in bitterness of foul, and there. prayed unto the LORD, and wept fore.

CHAP. II. 1 and the vowed a vow, and faid, O 1 Hannahs fong. 12 The six of Eli's fonso 18 LORD of lofts, if thou wilt indeed look' on Samuels ministry. 27 A prophecy against Leaftidion of thine handmaid, and remem. Eli's house.

ND Hannalı prayed, and My heart Et greuato.chine andimaid an imanchine A wrejoiceth interne l'oud; mine Hornais hot will give

him unto the Lord all the exalted in the LORD; my mouth is enlarged en his life, and there thall no razor come over niinc enemies: because I rejoice in thy upanshead.

falvation. 131 And it came to pass, as the continued 2 There is done holy, as the LORD: for praying before the LORD, that Eli marked there is none besides thee: neither is there any har modth.

rock like our God. !} Now Hannah, the spake in her heart : 3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly; let bulý ber lips moved, but her voice was not notarrogancy come out of your mouth for beard: therefore El thought the had been the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by him drunkes.

actions are weighed. 14And Elisaid unto her, How long wilt thou 4 The bows of the inighty men are bro. kdrunken! put away thy wine from thee. ken, and they that itumbled are girded with

15 And Hannah anlwered and said, No, ftrength. my lord; I am a woman of a forrowful fpi 5 They that were full have hired out them.

I have drunk neither wine nor #trong felves for bread; and they that were hungry frisk, but bave poured out my fout before ceafcd: fo that the banen

hath borne teven LOND.

and the that hath many children is waxed 16 Cnpst not thine handmaid for a daugh feeble. tor of Belial: for out of the abundance of my 6 The LORD killeth, and maketh zive: e portant and gries have I spoken hitherto. he oringeth down to the grave, and bring

17 Then Eli answered and faid, Go in eth up. peace and the God of Israel grant thee thy 7 The LORD maketà poor, and maketh petizion that thou hast asked of him. rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up:

18 and me laid, Let thine handmaid find 8 He raiseth up the poor out of the duft, Stocin thy fight.' So the woman went her and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, ny, and did eat, and her countenance was to let them among princes, and to make to mare fad.

thein inherit the throne of glory : for the 19 5 And they rose up in the morning pillars of the cartb are the Lokes, and he arly, and worshipped before the LORD, and hath set the world upon them. resumed, and came to their houle to Ramah: He will keep the feet of his faints, and and Eikasali knew Hannah his wife; and the the wicked thall be filent in darkness; for by Londremembered her.

ttrength thau no man prevail. * Wherefore it came to pass, when the 10 The advertaries of the LORD shall be De wu come about, after Hannah hati broken to pieces; out of heaven shall he ricevod, that the base a fon, and called thunder upon them: the LORD thail judge

AIRE SANch, sayingBecause I have the ends al dies of the LORD.

King, and exalt the horn of * And the man Elkanah, and all his house, his Ancinted. et up sa atlet into the Lorø the yearly 11 And Elkanah went to Ramal to his WE and Ravow.

house, and the child did minister unto the 13 se llatuak went not up; for the said LORD before Eli the priett. Dernet bufand, I will not go up until the 12 9 Now the fons of Eli were fons of Be will be beared, and then I will bring him, lial; they knew not the LORD.

at may appear before the LORD, and 13 And the priests custom with the people Terike forever.

was, that, when any man offered sacrifice 13 ani Elkanab ber husband faid unto the prieits servant caine, while the deth was be, De what teench théc good; tarry un- in seething, with a fleth

book of three teste cü cu liane wcaled him; only the LORD in his hand.

14. And he truck it into the pan, or kettle, far from me; for them that honom m or caldron, or pot; all that the Beth-hook will honour, and they that despise me ftuar brought up the prieit took for himself. so be lightlyetteemed. they did in Shiloh unto all the Israelites that 31 Behold, the days come that I will a came thither.

of thine arm, and the anın of thy father 15 Alfo, before they burnt the fat, the priets house, that there thall not be an oli ma is servant caine, and said to the man that fa. thing house. crificed, Give fieth to roaft for the priett; for 32 And thou fhalt see an enemy in wh he will not have sodden Aeth of thee, but bitation, in all the wealth which' Gat'ta raw.

give Ifrael: and there ihall not be an oid mas 16 And if any man said unto him, Let them in thine house for ever. not fail to burn the fat presently, and then 33 And the man of thine, whom I fallout take as much as thy soul deficeth: then he cut off from mine altar, Mall be to Copiare would answer him, Nay; but thou shalt give thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart: 2 it me now: and if not,

I will take it by force. all the increase of thine house thali dit is 17 Wherefore the tin of the young inen flower of their age. was very great before the LORD ; for men 34 And this Jhall be a fign unto thee, that abhorred the offering of the LORD.

Thall come upon thy two fons, on Hopard 18 But Samuci miniftered before the and Phineas; in one day they thall die bet LORD, being a child, girded with a linen of them. cplrod.

35 And I will raise me up a faithful priet 19 Moreover, his mother made him a lit. thai thall do sccording to that which is tle coat, and broug!t it to himn from year to mine heart, and in my mind: and 1 year, when the came up with her lunsband to build him a sure house; and he foal was offer the yearly facrifice.

before mine Anointed for ever. 20 1 And Eli blefied Elkanah, and his wife, 36 And it thall come to pass, that every and said, "The LORD give thee seed of this one that is left in thine house thaï come, and woman, for the loan which is lent to the crouch to him for a picce of filver, and a more LORD : And they went unto their own home. fel of bread, and thall ay, Put me, I pat

21 And the LORD visited Hannah, so that thee, into one of the priests offices, that the conceived, and bare three sons and two may eat a piece of bread. daughters. And the child Samuel grew be

CHAP. II. fore the LORD.

1 The word of the Lord fill revealed to Sate 22 Now Eli was very old, and beard ali that his fons did unto all Ifrael; and how they lay with the women that affembled at the AND the child Samuel minittered into o door of the tabernacle of the congregation. LORD was precious in those days, then oh.

23 And he said unto them, why do ye no open yition. such things for I hear of your evil dealings 2 And it came to pass at that time, wha by all this people.

Eli was laid down in his place, and listro 24 Nay, my fons: for, it is no good report began to wax dim, ikat he could not fee; that i hear, ye make the Lords peoplc to 3 And ere the lamp of God went out in the transgress.

temple of the LORD, where the art a G 25 if one man fin again another, the was, and Samuel was laid down to face judge wall judge him : but if a man fin 4 'That the LORD called Samuel: and he againit the LORD, who thall entreat for him ? antwered, Here am 1. Notwithttanding, they hearkened not unto 5 And he ran unto Eli, and said, Horeca the voice or their father, because the LORD for thou calledit me. And he said, I callatiot would fiay them.

lie down again. And he went and lay down 26 (And the child Samuel grew on, and 6 And the LORD called yet again : S was in favour both with the LORD, and also mucl. And Samuel arose, and went to EL, with inon.)

and said, Here am l; for thon didR cali e 27 9 And there came a man of God un. And he answered, I called not, my fon; be to Eli, and said unto him, Thus faith the down again. LORD, Did I plainly appear unto the house 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the Lens, of thy father, when they were in Egypt in neither was the word of the LGAD yar Pharaoh's houfc?

vealed unto him. 28 And did I choose him out of all the 8 And the LORD called Samuel again the tribes of Ifrael to be my priett, to offer upon third time. And he arafe, and went on, mine altar, to burn incenfe, to wear an and said, Here am 1; for thou did call me ephod before med and did I give unto the And Eli perceived that the Loro liad cie! diouse of thy father all the offerings made by the child. ive of the children of Ifrael?

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samire), Gele 29 Whier«fore kick ye at my facrifice, down: and it shall be, if he call thee, het and at mine offerings wilch have con. thou thaltsay, Speak, LORD; for thy Java manded in my habitation, and honourett thy heareth, So Samuel went and lay down 19 fons above me, to make yourselves fat with his place. the chicfett of all the offerings of Israel my 10 And the LORD came, and itood and people?

called as at othor times, Samuel. Sama' 30 wlierefore the LORD God of Israel Then Samuel answered, Speak; fo thy saith, i laid indeed, that thy house, and the vant heareth. house of thy fathers, should walk before me II 1.And the LORD said to Samuel, the forever: but now the Lord faith, Be it hold, i will do a thing in Ifrael, awhio

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