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Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture. Behold, I lay
in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, precious : and he that believeth
on him shall not be confounded.

Unto you therefore which believe, he is precious : but unto
them which be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed,
the same is made the head of the corner, and a stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word,
being disobedient: roljcrcnnto iilso tl)cji Vicxc appointed. But

ye are a cljOSCn generation, a royal priesthood, au holy nation,
a peculiar people ; that ye should shew forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light :
which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of
God : which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained
mercy.

The God of all grace, xa\]o \)al\] callcb xts unto l)is eternal

iglorj} bn <EI)rist JfesXtS, after that ye have sufferL'd a while, make
you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the
common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you and ex-
hort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was
once delivered to the saints. For there are cortaiii men crept in un-
awares, tol)o toerc before of olb orbaineb to tljis conbcmna-
tion, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lascivious-
ness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being
turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks ; and in the midst of the
seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a gar-
ment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a goMon girdle.
Ilis liead and his hairs were white like wo(^], as white as snow ; and
his eyes were as a flame of fire ; and his feet like unto fine brass, as
if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many
waters. And he had in his right hand seven stars : and out of his
mouth went a sharp two-edged sword : and his countenance was
as the sun shineth in his strength. And when I saw him, I fell at
his feet as dead. And he laid his right hand upon me, saying
unto me, Fear not; I am the first and the last : I am he that liv-
eth, and was dead ; and behold, I am alive forevermorc, Amen ;
anb liatie tl)e kens of l)eU anb of beati).

Anil before the tlirone there was a sea of glass like unto crys-
tal : ani] in the midst (jf the throne, and round about the throne,
were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And the first beast
was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and tlio tliird beast
lia<l a face as a man, and the fomth beast was like a flying eagle.
And tiie four bea.sts hail each of them six wings about him ; and



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they were full of eyes within : and they rest not day and night,
saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is,
and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour
and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth forever and
ever, the four and twenty elders foil down before him that sat on
the throne, and worship him that liveth forever and ever, and cast
their crowns before the throne, saying. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to
receive glory, and honour, and power : for thou hast created all

things, anb for tl)B pleasure t\)cr) are anb mere created.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise
up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his
horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And
the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as
the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion : and the
dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority

Qlnii it xtjas giticn unto l)im to make war voitl) tlje saints, anb

to OnercOine tl)ent ; and power was given him over all kindreds,
and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth

shall worship him, rDl)ose uamcs are not uiritten in tl)e book

of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

And there came one of the sev^en angels which had the seven
vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither ; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon
many waters; with whom the kings of the earth have committed
fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk
with the wine of her fornication.

So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness : and I
saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-coloured beast, full of names of
blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman
was arrayed in purple and scarlet-colour, and decked with gold and
precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of
abominations and filthiness of her fornication : and upon her fore-
head was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE
EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the
saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus : and when I saw
her, I wondered with great admiration.

And the ano-el said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel ? I
will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that car-
rieth her, whicli hath the seven heads, and ten horns. The beast
that thou sawest, was, and is not ; and shall ascend out of the bot-
tomless pit, and go into perdition : and they that dwell on the earth

shall wonder, (u)l}ose names mere not written in tl)e book of
life from tl)e founbation of tlje morlb,) when they behold the

beast that was, and is nut, and yet is. And here is the mind which
hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the
woman sitteth. And there are seven kings : five are fallen, and



Revelation,
xiii. 1,2,7,8.



Rev. xvii.



242



GOD'S SOVEREIGNTY.



Revelation,
XX. l-'-15.



Revelation,
xxi, 23-27.



one is, and the other is not yet come ; and when he cometh, he
must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not,
even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goetli into perdition.
And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have
received no kingdom as yet ; but receive power as kings one hour
with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power
and strength unto the beast. These shall make war witli the Lamb,
and the Lamb shall overcome them : for he is Lord of lords, and
King of kings ; and they that are with him are cixUcb, a\\b cl)05CU,
and faithful. And he saith unto me. The waters which thou sawest,
where the Avhore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations,
and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast,
these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked,
and shall eat her flesh, and burn Iter with fire. j:ox (Pob \)(ii\)
put in tl)cir l)Cart5 to fulfil llis toill, and to agree, and give their
kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reign-
eth over the kings of the earth.

I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God ; and the
books were opened : oub another book UJiTS Opcucb, U)l)icl) is
tl)C book of life : and the dead were judged out of those things
which were written in the books, according to their works.

And the sea gave up the dead which were in it ; and death
and hell delivered up the dead which were in them : and they were
judged every man according to their works. And death and hell
were ca-st into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And
whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.

The city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon to shine
in it : for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof. And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in
the light of it : and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and
honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day :
for there shall be no night there. And they sliall bring the glory
and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter
into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomi-
nation, or makethalie; but tl)cn U)l)icl) arc ujrittcuin tl)c Camb's
, book of life.



VII.



I have made tliee a god
Thou



(BWb lUgarh far Iiih nmn f Inq,



The heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of
them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had
made ; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which

he had made. And (gob blcBscb tl)c seuctttb bail, aix^ saucti-

ficb it : because that in it he had rested from all his work which
God created and made.

And the Lord said unto Moses, See,
to Pharaoh : and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet,
shalt speak all that I command thee : and Aaron thy brother shall
speak unto Pharaoh, that he send the children of Israel out of his
land. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs
and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharaoh shall not

hearken unto you, il)at 3 man Ian mn l)^^^ upon Q:gnpt, anb
bring fort!) mine armies, anb mn people tl)e cljilbrenofSsracl,
out of tlje lanb of (!:gnpt, bn" great jubgmentG. 'ynib tl)e
C:gj}ptians sljall knom tljat 3 am tlje £orb, when I stretch forth
mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel ft'om
among them.

And ]\Ioses and Aaron did as the Lord commanded them, so
did they.

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 peo])le ; tijat tl)OU magest kuou)

tljat tl)crc is none like me in all tl)c eartl). Eor now I will

stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with
pestilence ; and thou shalt be cut oft" from the earth. And in very
deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for tO sljOID iu tljee mn

poujer; anb tl)at mn name man be beclareb ti)rougl)out all

ll)C £Ortl). As yet exaltest thou thyself against my people, that
thou wilt not let them go? Behold, to-morrow about this time I
will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in
Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.

And when Pharaoh saw that tlie rain and the hail and the
thunders were ceased, he sinned yet more, and hardened his heart,
he and his servants. And the heart of Pharaoh was hardened,



Gen. ii. 1-3.



Ex. vii. 1-6.



Exodus,
ix. 13-18.



Exodus,

ix. 34, 35,

and

X. 1-4.



244



GOD'S REGAED



Exodus,

xiv. 1-10,

15-18.



neither would he let the children of Israel go ; as the Lord had
spoken by Moses.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh : for I
have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, tljClt Jf

miglit 5l)crD tl)cc mn signs before l)im : and that thou mayest

tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have
wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done among them :

tl)at m man knoto l)ou) tijat J am tl)c Corb.

And Moses and Aaron came in unto Pliaraoh, and said unto
him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, IIow long wilt thou
refuse to humble thyself before me ? Let my people go, that they
may serve me. Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, to-
morrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak unto the
children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiroth,
between Migdol and the sea, over against l^aal-zejihon : before it
shall ye encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children
of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut
them in. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow

after them ; anb 3 mill be l)ononrcb npou |JI)araol), anb npon
all Ills l)ost; tliat tl)c (Egnptians man Knom tl)at i? am tl)c

£orb. 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 lie 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 Egy])t. and
he pursued after the children of Isi'ael : and the children of Israel
went out with an high hand. P)ut the Egyptians pursued after
them (all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, 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 the Lord said unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto
me ? Speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward :
but lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine hand over the sea, and
divide it : and the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through
the midst of the sea. And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of
die Ei,ry]iti;n:s, and they shall follow tlicin : anb 3 mill QCt mC

l)onour upon piiavaol), anh npon all l)is l)05t, upon l)is
chariots, anh npon l)is Norsemen, '^nh tl)c (Irgnptians 5l)all

knou) tl)at jj am tl)C t!orb, when 1 have gotten ine honour upon
Pharaoli, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.



FOR HIS OWN GLORY.



245



When the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face
of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar
frost on the ground : and when the children of Israel saw it, they
said one to another, It is manna : for they wist not what it was.
And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lord hath
given you to eat.

This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of
it every man according to his eating : an omer for every man ac-
cording to the number of your persons, take ye every man for them
which are in his tents. And the children of Israel did so, and
gathered, some more, some less. And when they did mete it with
an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that
gathered little had no lack : they gathered every man according to
his eatino-. And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the mornino'.
Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto Moses ; but some of them
left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank : and
Moses was wi-oth witli them. And they gathered it every morning,
everv man accordingf to his eatingf : and when the sun waxed hot
it melted.

And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice
as much bread, two omers for one man : and all the rulers of the
congregation came and told Moses. And he said unto them. This
is that which the Lord hath said. To-morrow is tl)C rcst of tllC
l)Oljl snbbrtti) UlttO tl)C Corb; bake that which ye will bake to-
day, and seethe that ye will seethe ; and that which remaineth
over, lay up for you to be kept until the morning. And they laid
it up till the morning, as Moses bade : and it did not stink, neither
was there any worm therein. And Moses said. Eat that to-day ; for
to-day is a sabbath unto the Lord ; tO-bai1 \K 5l)all UOt flub it in
tllC ficlb. Six days ye shall gather it; iTut OU tl)C SCUCUtl) hiU),

u)l)icl) is tijc sabbiui), in it tl)cre sl)aU be none

And the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify
them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their clothes, and be
ready against the third day ; for the third day the Lord will come
down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. And thou
shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed
to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border
of it : whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death :
tijcrc sl}all not a lianb toncl] it, bnt l]c sljall snrdn be stoneb
or sl)ot lljrougl) : u)l)ctl)er it be beast or man, i1 sl)aU not
liue : when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the
mount.

And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and
sanctified the people ; and they washed their clothes. And he said
unto the people, Be ready against the third day : come not at your
wives.

And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that



Exodus,
xvi. 14-2G.



Exodus,
xix. 10-25,

and
XX. l-Il.



246



GOD'S REGAED



Exodns,
XX. Id-'-l).



there were thunders and lightnings, and a tliiek cloud upon the
mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud ; so that all
the people that was in the camp trembled. And Moses brought
forth the people out of the camp to meet with God ; and they stood
at the nether part of the mount. And mount Sinai was altogether
on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire : and the
smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole
mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded
long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered
hinv by a voice. And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on
the top of the mount ; and the Lord called Moses up to the
top of the mount ; and Moses went up. And the Lord said
unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest tl}Cn break tliroiigl)

unto tl)c iiovh to ga^e, aub manii of tl)cm pcrisl). And let

the priests also which come near to the Lord, s.-inctify themselves,
lest tl)e iiovh break forti) Itpon tl)ein. And Moses said unto the
Loid, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai : for thoii char-
gedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. And
the Lord said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come
up, thou, and Aaron with thee : but let not the priests and the people
break through to come up unto the Lord, lest he break forth upon
them. So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto
them.

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy
God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the
house of l:>ondage.

ilII)on 5l)alt l)aiic no otlier gobs before mc.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any gi-aven image, or any like-
ness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth : thou shalt not
bow down thyself to them, nor serve them : for I the Lord thy God
am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of tliem that hate
me ; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love, and
keep mv commandments.

(Sijoit sljalt not take tlic name of tl}e Corb tlin (3ob in

oain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name
in vain.

Uemcmber tl]e 5abbatl)-ban to keep it l)oln. Six bans
sljalt t!)ou labour, anb bo all tl)n luork : but tl)t~sciientl) ban
is tip: siibbat!) of tl]C Corb tl)n ihoh : in it tijon sljalt not bo

ann lUOrk, thou, nor thy son, nor ihy d.-mghtcr, thy man-servant,
nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within
thy gates : for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea
and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day : wherefore the

Lord bh-ssed the sal)bath-day, and hallowed it

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the liglitnings,
and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking : and when



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247



the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. And they said
unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear : but let not God
speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto the people, Fe;ir

not : for God is come to prove you, anh tijat Ijis Uav man bc be-
fore 20UI' faces, tl)at ^c sin itot.

He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the Lord only, |)e
sl)aU bc uttcrln bestroneb.

In all thino-s that I have said unto you, be circumspect : attb

make no mention of tl)c name of otlier gobs, neither let it be

heard out of thy mouth.

Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. Thou
shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread : (thou shalt eat unleavened
bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of
the month Abib ; for in it thou earnest out from Egypt : anb none
Sliall appear before me emptn and the feast of harvest, the
hrst-fruits of thy labours, which Thou hast sown in the field : and
the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou
hast gathered in thy labours out of the field. (Jl]rec times in tl)e

jjcar all tl)n males sl)all appear before tl)c i^orb (Gob. Thou

shalt not otter the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread : neither
shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. il,\)C first

of tl)e first-frnits of tliji lanb tljon sljalt bring into tl)c l)ouse
of tl)e £orb tlin (Gob. "

®llon slialt not belan to offer tlic first of tl)u ripe frnits,

anb of tl)n liqnors : the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give
unto me.

Moreover, the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Take thou also
unto thee principal spices, of pure myrrh five hundred shekels, and
of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels,
and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels, and of cassia
five hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, and of oil-
olive an hin : and thoh shalt make it an oil of holy ointment, an
ointment compound after the art of the apothecary : it shall be an
holy anointino- oil. And thou shalt anoint the tabernacle of the
congregation therewith, and the ark of the testimony, and the table
and all his vessels, and the candlestick and his vessels, and the altar
of incense, and the altar of burnt-oftering with all his vessels, and
the laver and his foot. And thou shalt sanctify them, that they
may be most holy : whatsoever toucheth them shall be holy. And
thou shalt anoint Aaron and his sons, and consecrate them, that
they may minister unto me in the priest's ofiice. And thou shalt
speak unto the children of Israel, saying, This shall be an holy
anointing oil unto me throughout your generations. Hpon man's
flcsl) sl)all it not be ponreb, neither shall ye make any other like it,
after the composition uf it : it is holy, and it shall be holy unto you.

iX)l]osociicr componnbctl) ann like it, or ruliosoener pnttetl) ann
of it npon a stranger, sljalfeuen be cut off from l)is people.



Ex. xxii. 20.



Exodus,
xxiii. 13-19.



Ex. xxii. C9.



Exodus,
XXX. ih2-38.



248



GOD'S REGARD



Exodus,
xxxi. ia-17.



Exodus,

xxxii. 1-7,

19-29.



x\ii(,l the Lord said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, ,
stacte, and ouN-cha, and galbanum ; these sweet spices with pure
frankiiK^ensc^ : of each there shall be a like weight: and thou shalt
make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the apothecary,
tempered together, pure and holy : and thou shalt beat some of it
very small, and put of it before the testimony in the tabernacle of
the congregation, where I will meet with thee : it shall be unto you
most holy. And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall
notmake to yourselves according to the composition thereof: it sliall
be unto thee holy for the Lord. iDI)050ClUT Gl}nll make like ItlUO

tl)at, to smell tl)creto, sliall euen be cut off from l)is pco\ik.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. Speak thou also unto
the children of Israel, saying, {lerilij mij sabbatljs lie sljall keep:
for it is a sign bettoeen me anb iioii tl)rougl)ont iiour gener-
ations ; tljat lie man knooj tliaf Ji am tlfe Hoxh tijat hail)
sanctifn non.

Ye sliall keep the sabbath therefore : for it is holy unto you.

(!:ueri] one tl)at bcfilcti) it sl)all surcln be put to bca tl) : for

whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shalT be cut oti" from
among his people. Six days may work be done, but in the seventh
is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord : whosoever doeth any work
in the sabbath-day he shall surely be put to death. Wherefoi-e the
children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath
throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign
between me and the children of Israel forever : for in six days the
Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested and
was refreshed.

And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down
out of the mount, the people gathered tliemselvos together unto
Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods which shall go before
us : for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the
land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron
said unto them, Break otf the golden ear-rings which are in the
ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daughters, and bring



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