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ing darkness, and treadeth upon the higli places of the earth. The
Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.

Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amit-
tai, saying. Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it ;
for their wickedness is come up before me. But Jonah rose up to
flee unto Tarshish from tl)e presence of tl)e £orb»and went down
to Joppa ; and he found a ship going to Tarshish : so he paid the
fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish
from the presence of the Lord.

But the Lord sent ont a great muxb into tl)c sea, and there

was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be
broken.

And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying. Arise, and take the young
child and ^lis mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I

bring thee word : for ^crob toiU scek tl)e jioung cl)ilb 10 bestvoj]
l)im.

Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen
of them : otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in
heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a
trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in
the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily, I say unto
you. They have their reward. When thou doest alms, let not thy
left hand know what thy right hand doetli ; that thine alms may
be in secret; and thy Father rul)icl) sectl) in secret, himself shall
reward thee openly.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the
corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say
unto you, They have their reward. ]kit thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy
Father which is in secret ; and thy Father, which seeth in secret,
shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repeti-



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tions, as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard
for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them : for

your Father knoroetl) rol)at tljings iic \)avc nccb of before gc
ask l)im.

Moreover, when ye fest, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad
countenance : for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear
unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you. They have their reward.
But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face :
that thou appear not unto men to f:ist, but UUtO tl)2 i^rttljcr,
rt)l)icl) is in secret : and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall
reward thee openly.

I say unto you. That encrTj iblc morb tl)at men sl)aU speak,

tl)es sl)aU igioc account tl)erCOf in the day of judgment.

Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand. Come,
ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from
the foundation of the world : for I was an hungered, and jic gaue
Ute Utcat : I was thirsty, and jie gaue me brink : I was a stranger,
and jie took me in : naked, and lie clotl)cb me : I was sick,

and lie nisiteb me : I was in prison, and |]e came unto me.

Then"shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we
thee an hungered, and fed thee ? or thirsty, and gave thee drink ?
When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in ? oi- naked, and
clothed thee ? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came
unto thee ? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily

I say unto you, Inasmucl) as tie \)avc bone it unto one of tl)c

least of tljese my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand. Depart
from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and
his angels : for I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat : I
was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink : I was a stranger, and ye took
me not in : naked, and ye clothed me not : sick, and in prison, and
ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord,
when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked,
or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee ? Then shall
he answer them, saying. Verily I say unto you, Jnasmucl) as ge
bib it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of
them is forgotten before God ? But even the very hairs of your
head are all numbered.

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these
things, and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are
they which justify yourselves before men; but ©ob knotoetl)
pour IjeartS : for that which is highly esteemed among men, is
abomination in the sight of God.

I speak not of you all ; I know whom I have chosen ; but that
the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath



Matthew,
vi. 16-18.



Matt. xii. 36.



Matthew,
XXV. 34-45.



Luke,
xii. 6, 7.



Luke,
xvi. 14, 15.



John,
xiii. 18, 19.



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Acts,
i. 23-25.



Acts,
ii. 22, 23.



Acts,
XV. 7, 8.



Acts, XV. 18.



Romans,
ii. la, 16.



Romans,

viii. 2(), 27.



Rom.viii.29.



Romans,
xiv. 21, 22.



1 Corinth,
ili. 19, 20.



Gal. vl. 7.



Hebrews,
Iv. 12, 13.



lifted up his heel against me. Now, 3 tcU 1)011 bcforc it COmC,
that when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.

And they appointed two, Joseph called Bai-sabas, who was sur-
named Justus, and Mattliias. And they prayed, and said, Thou,
Lord, tDl)icl) knotDCSt tl)C l)CartS of all men, shew whether of
these two thou hast chosen, that he n)ay take part of this ministry
and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell.

Ye men of Israel, hear these words ; Jesus of Nazareth, a man
approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs,
which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also
know : him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and forc-
kuoVDlcbgc of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have cru-
cified and slain.

And when there had been much disputing, Peter rose up and
said unto them. Men and brethren, ye know how that a good while
ago God made choice among us, that the Gentiles by my mouth
should hear the word of the gospel, and believe. And God, mllicl)
kltOU)Ctl) tl)C l}cartS, bare them witness, giving them the lloly
(ihost, even as he did unto us.

Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the
world.

As many as have sinned without law shall also perish without
law : and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by

the law ; In the day when God shall judge tl)C

secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel.

The Sj)irit also helpeth our infirmities : for we know not what
we should pray for as we ought : but the Spirit itself maketh inter-
cession for us with ffroaninofs which cannot be uttered. And he
tl)tlt sertrcl)etl) tl)C IjeartS knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit,
because he luuketh intercession for the saints according to the will
of God.

Whom he did forekuou), he also did predestinate to be con-
formed to the imagfe of his Son, that he miofht be the fir.st-born
among many brethren.

It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor anything
whereby thy brother stuiiibleth, or is oflcuded, or is made weak.

llast thou faith ? |)aue it to tl)r)5elf before (2>ob.

The wisdom of tiiis world is foolishness with God. For it is
written. Up takfth ttie wise in their own craftiness. And again.
The Lord kuouietl) tl)e tl)0Ugl)t5 of tl)e Uiise, that tlieyare vain.

Be not deceived ; God is not mocked : for mljutsocuer U nuiu
SOmctI), tl)at shall he also reap.

The word of God is quick, and jiowerful, and sharper than
any two-edged sword, piercing even to the ilividing asunder of .soul
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thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature
that is not manifest in his sight : but all things are naked and opened
unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered
throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia. Elect

accorbing to tl)c forcknorDlcbgc of ©ob tl)c £atl)cr.

Beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with
the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue,
but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of
the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart
condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, say-
ing, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to
execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly
among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly
committed, and of all tl)cir l)arb spcccljcs roljicl) ungobln sin-
ners [)avc spoken against hira.

Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write ; These things
saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh
in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks : J knou) ti)n IDOrks,
and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear their.
which are evil ; and thou hast tried them which say they are apos-
tles, and arc not ; and hast found them liars : and hast borne, and
hast patience, and for my name's sake hast laboured, and hast not
fainted. Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou
hast left thy first love

And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna, write ; These
things saith the first and the last, which was dead and is alive ; I
know thy works, and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich)
and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and
are not, but are the synagogue of Satan

And to the angel of the church in Pergamos, write; These
things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges ; I
know thy woi'ks, and where thou dvvellest, even where Satan's seat
is : and tliou boldest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith,
even in those d;iys wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was
slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. But I have a few things
against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine
of ]>alaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling-block before the
children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit
fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the
Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate

And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write ; These
things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a tlame
of fire, and his feet are like fine brass ; I know thy works, and



1 Peler,
i. 1, -2.



2 Peter, iii. 8.



1 John,
iii. 18-i;0.



Jude, 14, 15.



Revelation,
ii. 1-4, 8, !),
1;>-1.5, IS-'ij,

'23, ana

Revelation,

iii. 1,2, 4, 7, 8,

14-H).



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Revelation,
XX. 12, 13.



charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works ;
and the last to be more than the first. Notwithstanding, I have a
few things against thee, because thou sufterest that woman Jezebel,
which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach, and to seduce my ser-
vants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

And I will kill her children with death ; and

all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins
and hearts : and I will give unto every one of you according to your
works

And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These
things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven
stars ; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest,
and art dead. Be watchful, and strengthen the things Avliich re-
main, that are ready to die : for I have not found thy works perfect
before God. Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not
defiled their garments ; and they shall walk with men in white ; for
they are worthy

And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia ynite ; These
things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key
of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth ; and shutteth, and
no man openeth ; I know thy works : behold, I have set before
thee an open door, and no man can shut it : for thou hast a little
strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name. . .

And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write ;
These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the be-
ginning of the creation of God ; I know thy works, that thou art
neither cold nor hot : I would thou wert cold or hot. So then, be-
cause thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee
out of my mouth.

And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God ; and
the books were opened : and another book was opened, which is the
book of life : and the dead were judged out of tl)OSC tl)ings
loljicl) XXfCVC torittcn in tl)C books, according to their works. Alid
the sea gave up the dead which were in it ; and death and hell de-
livered uj) the dead which were in them : and they were judged

CDcrji man accovMng to tl)eir toorks.



V.



(inh'isf ^IniunHal (inuertimetit



These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when
they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth
and the heavens, and every plant of the field before it was in the
earth, and every herb of the field before it grew : for the Lord God
had not rnuscb it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man
to till the ground.

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all
the cattle that was with him in the ark : and God mobc tt Viuib
to pass OUCr tijc carti), and the waters assuaged. The fountains
also of the deep, and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the
rain from heaven was restrained.

And God said. This is the token of the covenant which I make
between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for
perpetual generations. I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall
be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it

shall come to pass, wjljett 3 bring a doub oyer tlie earti), that

the bow shall be seen in the cloud : and I will remember my cove-
nant, which is between me and you and every living creature of
all flesh ; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy
all flesh.

And the Lord said unto Abram, after that Lot was separated
from him, Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the place where
thou art, northward, and southward, and eastward, and westward :
for all the land which thou seest, tO tl)CC U)iU 3 gioc it, and to

thy seed forever, ^nb 3 toill make tl)]] Gcch as tl)c bnst of tl)c

cartI) : so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then
shall thy seed also be numbered. Arise, walk through the land in
the length of it and in the breadth of it ; for I will give it unto
thee.

Neither shalt thy name any more be called Abram ; but thy
name shall be Abraham ; for a father of many nations have I made

thee. And jj tnill make tl)ec exceeding fruitful, and I will
make nations of thee ; and kings shall come out of thee.

And Abraham was old and well sti-icken in age : and the
Lord had blessed Abraham in all things. And Abraham said unto
his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had,



Gen. ii. 4, 5.



Genesis,
viii. ], 2.



Gene>
ix. 12-



Genesis,
xiii. 14-17.



Genesis,
xvli. 5, 6.



Genesis,
xxiv. 1-48.



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Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigli : and I will make thee
swear % the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth,
that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of
the Canaanites among whom I dwell : but thou shalt go unto my
country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.
And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will not
be willing to follow me unto this land : must I needs bring thy sou
again unto the land from whence thou camest ? And Abraham
said unto him, Beware thou, that thou bring not my son thither
again. The Lord God of heaven, which took me from my father's
house, and from the land of my kindred, and which spake unto me,
and that sware unto me, saying. Unto thy seed will I give this land ;
he shall send his angel before thee, and thou shalt take a wife
unto my son from thence. And if the woman will not be willing
to follow thee, then thou shalt be clear from this my oath ; only
bring not my son thither again. And the servant put his hand
under tlie thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him concern-
ins: that matter.

And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his mas-
ter, and departed ; (for all the goods of liis master were in his
hand ;) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of
Nahor. And he made his camels to kneel down without the city
by a well of water at the time of the evening, even the time that
women go out to draw water. And he said, O Lord God of my
master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and
shew kindness unto my master Abraham. Behold, I stand here by
the well of water ; and the daughters of the men of the city come
out to draw water, ^nb Ict it COllU tO ^JilSS, tljilt tl)C bumscl

to iDliom S sl)aU sail, l!ct hovon tl]n pitcljcr, 3 praij tl)cc,
tl)at J man brink ; anb 5l)c sl)all sari, Drink, anb 3 u)iU giuc
tl)ij camels brink also : let tl)c same" be sl)c tl)at tijon l)ast

appointeb for tijn seruant Jsaac; and thereby shall I know that
thou hast shewed kindness unto my master.

And it came to pass, before he liad done speaking, that behold,
Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the
wife of Nahor, Abraham's brother, with her pitcher upon her shoul-
der. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a vii-gin ; neither
had any man known her : and she went down to the well, and fill-
ed her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her,
an<l said, Lft Tne, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher.
QVnb 5l)e saib, Drink, mg lorb : and she hasted, and let down
her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him driidv. And when she

had dniH' giving him drink, 6l)c saib, 3 toill bratD tontcr for tl)n

camels also, until they havt; done drinking. And .slif hasted,
and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well
to flraw water, and drew for all his camels. And the man, won-
dering at her, held his peace, to wit whether the Loid had made
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had done drinking, that the man took a golden ear-ring, of half a
shekel -weight, and two bracelets for her hands of ten shekels
weight of gold, and said, Whose daughter art thou ? tell me, T pray
thee : is there room in thy father's house for us to lodge in ? And
she said unto him, I am the daughter of Bethuel the son of Milcah,
which she bare unto Nahor. She said moreover unto him, We
have both straw and provender enough, and room to lodge in. And
the man bowed down his head, and worshipped the Lord. And
he said. Blessed be the Lord God of my master Abraham, Avho hath
not left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth : I being in
the way, tl)C £ovb Icb mc to the house of my master's brethren.
And the damsel ran, and told them of her mother's house these
thinofs.

And Rebekah had a brother, and his name was Laban ;
and Laban ran out unto the man, unto the well. And it came
to pass, when he saw the ear-ring and bracelets upon his sister's
hands, and when he heard the words of Rebekah his sister, saying,
Thus spake the man unto me ; that he came unto the man, and
behold, he stood by the camels at thew^ell. And he said. Come in,
thou blessed of the Lord, wherefore standest thou without ? for I
have prepared the house, and room for the camels.

And the man came into the house : and he ungirded his
camels, and gave straw and provender for the camels, and water to
wash his feet, and the men's feet that were with him. And there
was set meat before him to eat : but he said, I will not eat until I
have told mine errand. And he said. Speak on. And he said, I
am Abraham's servant. And the Lord hath blessed my master
greatly, and he is become great : and |)e \]Cll\) gincu l)im flocks,
and herds, and silver, and gold, and men-servants, and maid-ser-
vants, and camels, and asses. And Sarah, my master's wife, bare a
son to my master when she was old : and unto him hath he given
all that he hath. And my master made me swear, saying. Thou
shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites,
in whose land I dwell : but thou shalt go unto my father's house,
and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son. And I said unto
my maste^ Peradventure the woman will not follow me. And he
said unto me. The Lord, before whom I walk, will send his angel
with thee, and prosper thy way ; and thou shalt take a wife for my
son of my kindred and of my father's house. Then shalt thou be
clear from this my oatli, when thou comest to my kindred ; and
if they give not thee one, thou shalt be clear from my oath. And I
came this day unto the well, and said, O Lord God of my master
Abraham, if now thou do prosper my way which I go : behold, I
stand by the well of water : and it shall come to pass, that when
the virgin cometh forth to draw water, and I say to her, Give
me, I pray thee, a little water of thy pitcher to drink : and she
say to me. Both drink thou, and I will also draw for thy camels :
let the same be the woman tnljom t\]C £orb \)al\) a|ipointcib OlXt



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Genesis,

xxviii. 10-15,

20, 21.



Genesis,
xxxi. 1-13.



for my master's son. And before I had done speaking in mine
heart, behold, Rebekah came forth with her pitcher on her shoul-
der ; and she went down unto the well, and drew water : and I
said unto her, Let me drink, I pray thee. And she made haste,
and let down her pitcher from her shoulder, and said, Drink, and
I will give thy camels drink also : so I drank, and she made the
camels drink also. And I asked her, and said. Whose daughter
art thou? And she said. The daughter of Bethuel, Nahor's son,
whom Milcah bare unto him : and I put the ear-ring upon her
face, and the bracelets upon her hands. And I bowed down my
head, and Avoi-shipped the Lord, and blessed the Lord God of my

master Abraham, toljicl) l)ab Icb mc in tl)C rigljt vocin to lake
mn master s brotljer's baugljter nnto Ijis son.

And Jacob went out from Beer-sheba, and went toward Haran.
And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night, be-
cause the sun was set : and he took of the stones of that place,
and put them for his pillows, and lay down in that place to sleep.
And he dreamed, and behold, a ladder set up on the earth, and
the top of it reached to heaven : and behold, the angels of God
ascending and descending on it. And behold, the Lord stood above
it, and said, I am the Lord God of Abraham thy father, and the
God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, tO t\)CC mill J gioc
it, anb to tl)2 Seeb. And thy seed shall be as the dust of the
earth : and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east,
and to the north, and to the south : and in thee and in thy seed
shall all the families of the earth be blessed. And behold, I am
with thee,"nnb toill keep tl}ce in all places whither thou goest,
anb toill bring tl)ee again into tl)is lanb : for I will not leave

thee, until I have done that which 1 have spoken to thee of.

And Jacob vowed a vow, saying. If God will be with me, and will
keep me in this way that I go, aiih toiU gine me brcab to eat,

axib raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father's
house in peace ; then shall the Lord be my God.

And he heard the words of Laban's sons, saying, Jacob hath
taken away all that was our father's : and of that whicjj was our
father's hath he gotten all this glory. And Jacob beheld the
countenance of Laban, and behold, it was not toward him as be-
fore. And the Lord said unto Jacob, Return unto the land of
thy fathers, and to thy kindred ; and I will be with thee.

And Jacob sent and called Rachel and Leah to the field unto
his flock, and said unto them, I see your father's countenance, that
it is not toward me as before : but tlie God of my father hath
been with me. And ye know that with all my power I have
served your father. And your father hatli deceived me, and
changed my wages ten times: but (Poii suffcrcli bim not to
burt mc. Tf ]\f said tlms, Tli.' sptH'klod shall be thy wages;
tl)cn all tlje cattle bare spcckleb: and if he said thus, The ring-



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streaked shall be thy hire ; tl)cn bare all tl)c rattle ring-streakcb.



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