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not, neither do they spin ; and yet I say unto you. That even Solo-



Zech. X. 1.



Matt. iv. 1-4.



Matthew,
V. 43-45.



Matthew,
vi. 9-n.



Matthew,
vi. 24-34.



182



GOD'S UNIVERSAL GOVERNMENT.



Matthew,
viii. 23-27.



Matthew,
X. 27-31.



Matthew,
xvii. 24-27.



Luke,
xxiv. 44, 45.



John,
111. 25-27.



mon ill all liis glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore,
if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-mor-
row is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye
of little faith ? Therefore take no thouffht, saviiisr. What shall we
eat? or. What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be
clothed ? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your
heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all tliese thiiigs.
l^ut seek ve first the kinwlom of (rod, and his riu'liteonsness, and

oil tl)csc tilings sl)all be abbcb unto non. Take therefore no

thought for the morrow : for the morrow shall take thought for the
thinifs of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed
him. And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch
that the ship was covered vdth the waves : but he was asleep. And
his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying. Lord, save us :
we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of
little feith ? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea ;
and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What
manner of man is this, tl)at CVCn ll)C VDinbs linb tl)C SCll obc^

l)im !

AVhat I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light : and what
ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops. And fear
not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul : but
rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? and onc of ll)Cin 5\)Cl[[

not fall on tijc grounb toitliout nour i^atl)cr. J>ut the very hairs

of your head are all nunibeied. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of
more value than many sparrows.

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received
tribute money came to Peter, and said. Doth not your master pay
tribute ? He saith yes. And when he was come into the house,
Jesus prevented him, .saying. What thinkest tliou, Simon ? of whom
do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute ] of their own
children, or of strangers ? Peter saith unto him, <Jf strangers. Jesus
saith imto him, Then are the children free. Notwithstanding, lest
we should ofifiid them, go thou to the sea, and cast an hook, and

take np tlic fisi) tliat first comctl) np: anb rolicn tI]on l)ast
opened ijis montl), iljou sl)alt tinb a piece of mouen : that take,
and give unto them for me and thee.

And he said unto them. These are the words Avhich I spake
unto you, while I was yet with you, that all tilings must be fulfilled
which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and
in the psalms, concerning me. ®|)cn opcni'b l)C tl)cir nuber-
Stanbing, that they might understand the scrij)tures

Thi-n there arose a question between some of John's disciples
and the Jews, about purifying. And they came unto John, and



god's universal government.



183



said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to
whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men
come to him. John answered and said, ^ mciU CCllX rcccioc

notl)ing, except it be giuen l)im from l)eayeu.

Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me?
knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have
power to release thee? Jesus answered, QTljOU COulbest \)i\VC ItO
pomcx at oil against me, except it roere giueu tl)ee from aboue :
therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

Then spake tlie Lord to Paul in the niglit by a vision, Be not
afraid, but speak, and hold not thy peace : for 3 am toitl) ti)ee,

axib no man sljall set on tl)ee, to l)urt tl)ee : for I have much

people in this city.

God is my witness, whom I serve with my spirit in the gospel
of his Son, that without ceasing I make mention of you always in
my prayers; making request, if by any means now at length I
might have a prosperous journey bp t\)C toiU of (36b to come unto
you.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For tl)ere
is no pOtDCr bnt of (3oif : the powers that be are ordained of
God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordi-
nance of God : and they that resist shall receive to themselves dam-
nation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.
Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good,
and thou shalt have praise of the same : for he is the minister of
God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ;
for he beareth not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God,
a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Now some are pulFed up, as though I would not come to you.
But I will come to you shortly, if tl)e Corb tDlll, and will know,
not the speech of them which are puffed up, but the power.

Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given
order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first
day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as C^ob
IjatI) prospercb l)im, that there be no gatherings when I come.

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one
hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God

and Father of all, who is abooe all, onb tl)rougl) all, anb in
jioii all.

Be careful for nothing; but in et3erj1tl)ing by prayer and sup-
plication with thanksgiving let nour rcqucsts be mabe known
unto (Sob.

I have all, and abound : I am full, having received of Epaph-
roditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet
smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. But mo Oob



John,
xix. 10, 11.



Acta,
xviii. 9, 10.



Rom. 1. 9, 10.



Romans,
xiii. 1-4.



1 Corinth,
iv. 18, 19.



1 Corinth,
xvi. 1. 2.



Eph. iv. 4-0.



Phil. iv. 6.



Phil,
iv. 18, 19.



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GOD'S UNIVERSAL GOVERNMENT.



James,
i. 16, 17.



James,
iv. 13-15.



Kev. xix. 6.



sl)all suppln all JJOlxr nccb according to bis riches in glory by
Christ Jesus.

Do not err, ray beloved brethren. ©ocrQ goob gift Clixb
CUCrn perfect gift is from Obooe, and cometh down from the
Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
turning.

Go to now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into
such a city, and continue there a year, and buy, and sell, and get
gain : whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For
what is your life ? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little
time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, Jf tl)C
il-Orb toill, we shall live, and do this, or that.

And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as
the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings,
saying. Alleluia : for tlje £or5 ©ob omnijjotent rcignetl).



yi.



(0nh'jSf InnEreigntq,



The Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden : and
there lie put the man whom he had formed. And out of the
ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to
the sight, and good for food ; the tree of life also in the midst of

the garden, rtub tl]e tvcc of kitoujlcbgc of gooii anb cml

And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of
Eden, to dress it, and to keep it. And the Lord God commanded
the man, saying. Of every ti'ee of the garden thou mayest freely

eat: but of tl)c trcc of tl]c knomlebgc of goob anh eml, tl]ou

6l}alt not cat of it : for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou
shalt surely die.

And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou
shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. And
I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her : yea, I will bless
her, and she shall be a mother of nations ; kings of people shall
be of her.

Then Abraham fell upon his face, and laughed, and said in
his heart. Shall a child be born unto him that is an hundred
years old ? and shall Sarah, that is ninety years old, bear ? And
Abraham said unto God, O that Lshmael might live before thee !
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed ; and
thou shalt call his name Isaac : and I will establish my covenant
with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.
And as for lshmael, I have heard thee ; behold, I have blessed
him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceeding-
ly : twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make hira a great

nation, i3nt ttiD coucttant tt)ill 3 fstablisi) tnitt) iJsaac, which

Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

And when Joseph's brethren saw that their father was dead,
they said, Joseph will peradventure hate us, and will certainly re-
quite us all the evil which we did unto him. And they sent a
messenger unto Joseph, saying. Thy father did command before
he died, saying. So shall ye say unto Joseph, Forgive, I pray thee
now, the trespass of thy brethren, and their sin ; for they did
unto thee evil : and now, we pray thee, forgive the trespass of the
servants of the God of thy father. And Joseph wept when they
spake unto him. And his brethren also went and fell down be-



Cenesis,
. 8, 9, 15-17.



Genesis,
xvii. 15-21.



Gen. 1. 15-20,



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GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.



Ex. iv. 10-12.



Ex. iv. 21.



Ex. vii. 1-5.



Ex. vii. e-13.



Ex. ix. 8-16.



fore his face : and they said, Behold, we be thy servants. And
Joseph said unto them, Fear not : for am I in the place of God ?
But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but (^oh mciltxt it
unto igoob, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much peo-
ple alive.

And Moses said unto the Lord, my Lord, I am not eloquent,
neither heretofore, nor since thou hast spoken unto thy servant:
but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue.

And the Lord said unto him, tOI)0 l)atl) milbc mau's

monti) ? or tolio makcti) tl)c bnmb, or bcaf, or tl)c seeing, or

tl)C bliub *? Ijauc not J tljc Corb? Now therefore go, and I
will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shall say.

And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest to return
into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh
whieli 1 have put in thine hand : but 3 U)iU IjarbcU l)is l)Cart,

tljnt l)c sljallnot let tl)c people go.

And the Lord said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god
to Pharaoh : and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet. Thou
shalt speak all that I command thee : and Aaron thy brother
shall .'^peak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out

of his land. '2,nh 3 U)iU liarben pi)araol)'s l]eart, nnb multipln
tttn signs anb mn toonbcrs in tl)e lanb of ^gijpt. JBut |3l)a-
niol) sljtill not l)ein-ken unto nou,'tl)at 3 man Ian mn l)anb
upon (Egnpt, anb bring forti) "mine armies, anb'mn people
tl)e cl)ilbren of Jsrael, out of tlie lanb of C:gnpt. bn great

jubgmentS. And the Egyptians .shall know that 1 am the Lord,
when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egj^t, and bring out the
children of Israel from among them.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying.
When Pharaoh shall speak unto you, saying, Shew a miracle for
you : then thou shalt say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and cast it
before Pharaoh, and it shall become a serpent. And Moses and
Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the Lord had
commanded : and Aaron cast down his rod before Phaiaoh, and
before his servants, and it became a serpent. Then Pharaoh also
called the wise men, and the sorcerers ; now the magicians of
Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments. For
they cfist down every man his rod, and they became serpents : but
Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. '^^Vub l)C Ijarbeueb Pl)a-

raol)'s lieart tliat l)e l)earkcncb not unto tl)em ; as the Lord had

said.

And the Lord said unto Moses, and unto Aaron, Take to you
liaiKlfuis of jushes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward
the heaven in tin- sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small
dui^t in ail the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth
witli blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of



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Eg}' pt. And they took aslies of the furnace, and stood before Pha-
raoh : and Moses sprinkled it up toward lieaven : and it became a
boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast. And
the magicians could not stand before Moses, because of the boils :
for the boil was upon the magic-ians, and upon all tlie Egyptians.

Qlnb tl)c Corb linrbcncb tljcljcart of pi)araol),anb l)c Ijcark-

cncb not unto tljcm ; J^s the Lord had spoken unto Moses.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning,
and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him. Thus saith the Lord
God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and
upon thy servants, and upon thy people : that thou mayest know
that there is none like me in all the earth. For now I will stretch
out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence ;
and thou shalt be cut otf from the earth. QVub iu licrg bccb for
tl)is cause \)iWC 3 raiseb tijce up, for to shew in thee my power;
and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh : for 3
l)iwc l)arbcncb l)is l)cart, tinb tijc Ijcart of I)i6 scruants; tl)at

3 migljt sl)CU) tljCSC mu signs before l)im : and tiiat thou mayest
tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have
Avrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them ;
that ye may know how that 1 am the Lord.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over
tlie land of Egypt for the locusts, that they may come up upon the
land of Egypt, and eat every herb of the land, even all that the hail
hath left. And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt,
and the Lord brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and
all that night : and when it was morning, the east wind brought
the locusts. And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt,
and rested in all the cojists of Egypt : veiy grievous were they ; be-
fore them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them
shall be such. For they covered the face of the whole earth, so
that the land was darkened ; and they did eat every herb of the
land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left : and
there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of
the field, through all the land of Egypt.

Then Phaiaoh called for Moses and Aaron in liaste ; and he
said, I have sinned against the Lord your God, and against you.
Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin only this once, and en-
treat the Lord your God that he may take away from me tliis death
only. And he went out from Pharaoh, and entreated the Lord.
And the Lord turned a mighty strong west wind which took away
the locusts, and cast them into the Red sea : there remained not
one locust in all the coasts of Egypt. jQut tl)C £orb Ijarbcucb
^l)araol)'s l)eart, so that he would not let the children of Israel
go.



Ex. X.



1,2.



Ex. X. 13-29.



188



GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.



Ex. xi. -4-10.



Ex. xiii. I, 2.



Exwluis
xiv. 1-17.



And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward
heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Eg3'-pt, even
darkness which may be felt. And Moses stretched forth his hand
toward heaven ; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of
Egypt three days : they saw not one another, neither rose any from
his place for three days : but all the children of Israel had light in
their dwellings.

And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, Go ye, serve the
Lord ; only let your flocks and your herds be stayed : let your
little ones also go with you. And Moses said. Thou must give us
also sacrifices and burnt-otierings, that we may sacrifice unto the
Lord our God. Our cattle also shall go with us ; there shall not
a hoof be left behind : for thereof must we take to serve the Lord
our God ; and we know not with what w^e must serve the Lord,
until we come thither. Cnt tl)C t!orb l)iU"bcncb pi)tU-aol)'s
IjClirt, Onb 1)C rooitlb not let tljcm go. And Pharaoh said unto
him, (ret thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more ;
for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die. And Moses said,
Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more.

And Moses said. Thus saith the Lord, x^bout midnight will I
go out into the midst of Egypt : and all the first-born in the land
of Egypt shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sitteth upon
his throne, even unto the first-born of the maid-servant that is be-
hind the mill : and all the first-born of beasts. And there shall be
a great cry throughout all the land of Egypt, such as there was none
like it, nor shall be like it any more. But against any of the chil-
dren of Israel shall not a dog move his tongue, against man or
beast : that ye may know how that the Lord doth ])ut a difl'erence
between the Egyptians and Israel. And all these thy servants shall
come down unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, saying,
Get thee out, and all the people that follow thee : and after that I
will go out. And he went out from Pharaoh in a great anger.
And the Lord said unto Moses, pijuraol) sljilU UOt IjCrtvUcn UlUO

T10U ; tl)nt mn tnonbcrs man be mnUiplicb in tl)c Uinb of
i^gnpt.

And Moses and Aaron did all these wonders before Pharaoh ;
anb tl)c €orb l]arbcncb piiaraoli's l)cart, so t^nt l)c inoulb
not let tlje cl)ilbren of Jsrael go out of I)iG Uinb.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Guuctifn nnto mc
all tl)C first-born, whatsover openeth the womb among the chil-
dren of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine.

And the Lord sj)ake unto Moses, saying, Sj)eak unto the chil-
dren of Israel, that they turn and encamp befoi-e Pi-hahiroth, be-
tween Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon : before it shall
ye encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of
Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wildernt^ss hath sliut

them in. ^nb 3 twill l)arben pi)araol)'s l)cart, ti)at l)c sljall



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189



follotu after tljCtlt ; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoli, and
upon all his host ; that the Egyj^tians may know that I am the
Lord. And they did so.

And it was told the king of Egypt that the people fled :
and the heart of Pharaoh and of his servants was turned against
the people, and they said, Why have we done this, that we have
let Israel go from serving us ? And he made ready his chariot,
and took his people with him : and he took six hundred chosen
chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one
of them. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of
Egypt, and he pursued aftei- the children of Israel : and the chil-
dren of Israel went out with a high hand. But the Egyptians
pursued after them all the horses and chariots of Pharaoli, and
his horsemen, and his army and overtook them encamping by the
sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before Baal-zephon. And when Pharaoh
drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold,
the Egyptians marched after them ; and they were sore afraid : and
the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord. And they said unto
Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us
away to die in the wilderness ? Wherefore hast thou dealt thus
with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt ? Is not this the word that
we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve
the Egyptians ? For it had been better for us to serve the Egypt-
ians, than that we should die in the wilderness. And Moses said
unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of
the Lord, which he will shew to you to-day : for the Egyptians
whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall see them again no more for-
ever. The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me ?
Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward : but lift
thou up th}' rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and di-
vide it : and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through
the midst of the sea. And I, behold, JI toiU Ijarbcit tl)e l)CnvtS

of tl)c (Egnptians, anh t\)cr) sljall folloru tljcm : and I will get

me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all his hosts, upon his chariots,
and upon his horsemen.



And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that
thou hast spoken : for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I
know thee by name.

And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory.

And he said, I will make all iny goodness pass before thee, and
I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee ; aXlis tDlll bc

gracious to u3l)om J ujill bc gracious, arib toill s\)cxa mcrcn
on u)l)om 3 mill sl)cu) mcrcn.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak unto the chil-
dren of Israel, and say unto them, I am the Lord your God. After
the doings of the land of Egypt wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do :



Exodus,
xxxiii. 17-19.



Leviticus,
xviii. 1-5.



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Leviticus,
xviii. 30.



Leviticus,
xix. 3,4.



Leviticus,

xix. 9-li, 14,

16, 18.



Leviticus,
xix. 23-37.



and after the doings of the land of Canaan whither I bring you,
shall ye not do : neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye
shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein :
J am tl)C "ilorb rjour ©ob. Ye shall therefore keep my statutes
and my judgments ; which if a man do, he shall live in them : J

am t\]c fioxh.

Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not
any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before
you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein : 3 am tl]C ^Oxh

gour &oh.

Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father, and keep
my sabbaths: J am tl)C Corb 2our (!3ob.

Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods : J[ *

am tl)c £orb gour ©cii».

And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not
wholly reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the
gleanings of thy harvest. And thou shalt not glean thy \'ineyard,
neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard ; thou shalt
leave them for the poor and stranger : 3 am t\)C £ori> JlOUr (Sob.

Ye shall neither steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to
another.

And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou
profane the name of thy God: jj am tl)C £ovb.

Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block be-
fore the blind, but shalt fear thy God : S am tl)e Corb

Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer among thy
people ; neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbour ;

3 am tl)e toxh

Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the chil-
dren of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself:

3 am tl]c £orb.

And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted
all manner of trees for food ; then ye shall count the fruit thereof as
uncircuracised : three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you :
it shall not be eaten of. But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof
shall be holy to praise the Lord withal. And in the fifth year shall
ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it may yield unto you the increase
thereof: J am tl)c iloxit tiour Q?>ob.

Ye shall not eat anything with the blood : neither shall ye use
enchantment, nor observe times. Ye shall not round the corners
of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard. Ye
shall not make any cuttings in your fiesh for the dead, nor print
any marks upon you : 3 am tl)C £orb

Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuaiy : 3
am tljc Corb.

li'-gard not them that have familiar spirits, nr-ithor seek after
wizards, to be defih-d by them: 3 am tl)C iioi'b JlOUr ©ob-



GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.



191



Thou slialt rise up before tlie hoary head, aud lionour the face
of the old man, and fear thy God : J[ Otlt tl)C Coxb.

And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your kmd, ye shall not
vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto
you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself;
for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: J am tlie £orb nour

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in mete-yard, in
weight, or in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah,
and a just hin shall ye have : I am the Lord your God, which



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