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tions that thev have committed : wherefore I have consumed them



m mine anofer.



All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar, At the end of
twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Baby-
lon. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I
have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my j^ower,
and for the honour of my majesty ?

While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice
from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken;
The kingdom ic departed from thee : and they shall drive thee from
men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field : they
shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass

over thee, until tl)on knoiD tljat tl)e iWost i^\%\] ruletl) in tl)e

kingbom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

(S:i)e same l)our toas tl)e tl)ing fulfilleii upon Nebncl)ab-

UC^^ar : and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen,
and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were
grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.

Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his
lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, whiles he
tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels
which his fzither Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple
which was in Jerusalem ; that the king, and his princes, his wives,
and his concubines, might drink therein. Then they brought the
golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of
God which was at Jerusalem ; and the king, and his pi-inces, his
wives, and his concubines, drank in them. They drank wine, and
praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood,
and of stone.

3nl\]c same l)our came forti] fingers of a man's \:)anls,

and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall
of tlie king's palace : and the king saw the part of the hand that
wrote. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts
troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his
knees smote one against another. The king cried aloud to bring in
the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the sooth-sayers. And the
king spake and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever
shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, ^
shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his [



Ezekiel,
xliii. 7, 8.



Daniel,
Iv. 28-33.



Daniel,
V. 1-9, 17-31.



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274



GOD'S EEGAED



Amos,
viii. 14.



Ilab. ii. 14.



neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom. Then came in
all the king's wise men : but they could not read the writing, nor
make known to the king the interpretation thereof. Then was
king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed
in him, and his lords were astonied

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts
be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another ; yet I will read the
writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy
father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour : and for
the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages,
trembled and feared before him : whom he would he slew ; and
whom he would he kept alive ; and whom he would he set up ;
and whom he would he put down. But when his heart was lifted
up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly
throne, and they took his glory from him : and he was driven
from the sons of men ; and his heart was made like the beasts,
and his dwelling was with the wild asses : they fed him with grass
like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven ; till he
knew that the most hio-h God ruled in the kino-dom of men, and
that he appointeth ov^er it whomsoever he will. And thou his son,

Belshazzar, |)ast not liumblcb tl)inc Ijcart, tl)ongl) tI]ou
knctxjcst all tljis ; but Ijast littcb up tljusclf against tl)c iloxh

of Ijcaocn ; and they have brought the vessels of his house be-
fore thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines,
have drunk wine in them : and thou hast praised the gods of
silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor
hear, nor know : a\\b tl)c C?»ob iu mljosc Ijaub tljn brcatl) is.
ant u)l)osc arc nil tljn roans, Ijast tl)ou not glorfficb. (Tljcn
roas tl)c part of tl)c l)anb sent from l)im ; anb tl)is toriting
was toritten.

And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE,
TEKEL, UPIIARSIN. This is the interpretation of the tiling :
MENE ; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. TEKEL ;
Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. PERES ;
Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.

Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scar-
let, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation
concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

Li that nii^ht was Belshazzar the kinfj of the Chaldeans
slain. x\.nd Dai'ius the Median took the kingdom, being about
threescore and two years old.

They that swear by the sin of Samaria, and say. Thy god,
Dan, livoth ; and, Tlie manner of lieersheba liveth ; evcW tljcn

sl)all fall, anh ncucr rise up again.

The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of

1 the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.



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"Wliat profiteth the graven image that the maker thereof hath
graven it ; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker
of his -work trusteth therein, to make dumb idols ? Wo unto him
that saith to the wood, Awake : to the dumb stone. Arise, it shall
teach ! Behold, it is laid over with gold and silver, and there is
no breath at all in the midst of it.

But the Lord is in his holy temple : let all tl)C cartl) kccp

silence before l)im.

I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the
children of Amnion, whei-eby they have reproached my people,
and magnified themselves against their border. Therefore, as I
Hve, saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall
be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the
breeding of nettles, and salt-pits, and a perpetual desolation : the
residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my peo-
ple shall possess them. This shall they have for tl)cir Jiribc, be-
cause t\)CY\ \)avc rcproadicii anb maguifteb tlientselucs against

i\]C people of the tovis of l)OStS. The Lord will be terrible unto
them ; for he will tarnish all the gods of the earth ; axib men
sljall tDOrsl)ip Ijim, every one from his place, even all the isles of
the heathen.

In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in
the first day of the month, came the word of the Lord by Haggai
the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Ju-
dah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying.
Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying. This people say. The time
is not come, the time that the Lord's house should be built. Then
came the word of the Lord by Haggai the prophet, saying, Is it
time for you, ye, to dwell in your ceiled houses, and this house
lie waste ?

Now, therefore, thus saith the Lord of hosts ; Consider your
ways. Ye have sown much, and bring in little ; ye eat, but ye
have not enough ; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink ; ye
clothe you, but there is none warm ; and he that earneth wages,
earneth wages to put it into a bag with holes.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts ; Consider your ways. Go up
to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house ; and I will
take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord. Ye
looked for much, and lo, it came to little ; and when ye brought
it home, I did blow upon it. Why ? saith the Lord of hosts. i3c-

cause of mine l)onsc tl}at is mastc, anb jc run cucrn man

unto l)is Oton house. Therefore the heaven over you is stayed
from dew, and the earth is stayed fi-om her fruit. And I called for
a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and upon the
corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that
which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle,
and upon all the labour of the hands.



Habakkuk,
ii. 18-20.



Zephaniah,
ii. 8-11.



Hag. i. 1-11.



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GOD'S REGARD



Malachi,

i. 6-14, and

vii. 1, -2.



Mai. iii. 8-10.



Matthew,
Iv. 8-10.



A son honouretli his father, and a servant his master ; if
then I be a father, where is mine honour ? and if I be a master,
where is my fear ? saith the Lord of hosts unto you, O priests,
that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy
name ? Ye offer polhited bread upon mine aUar ; and ye say.
Wherein have we polhited thee ? In that ye say. The table of the
Lord is contemptible. And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, is it
not evil ? and if ye offer the lame and sick, is it not evil ? offer it
now unto thy governor ; will lie be pleased with thee, or accept
thy person ? saith the Lord of hosts. And now, I pray you, be-
seech God that he will be ffracious unto us : this hath been bv
your means : will he regard your persons ? saith the Lord of
hosts. Who is there even among you that would shut the doors
for nought ? neither do ye kindle fire on mine altar for nought.
I liave no pleasure in you, saith the Lord of hosts, neither will I
accept an offering at your hand. For from tl}C rising of tl)C SUlt

even unto tl)c going boron of tl)c some, mn name sl)aU be

great among tl)C ©entiles; and in every place incense shall be
offered unto my name, and a pure offering : for my name shall be
great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.

But ye have profaned it, in that ye say, The table of the
Lord is polluted ; and the fruit thereof, even his meat, is contempt-
ible. Ye said also. Behold, what a weariness is it ! and ye have
snuffed at it, saith the Lord of hosts ; and ye brought that which
was torn, and the lame, and the sick ; thus ye brought an offering :
should I accept this of your hand ? saith the Lord. But cursed
be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and
sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing : for I am a great King,
saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.

And now, ye priests, this commandment is for you. Jf
Se will not l}ear, anb if nc toill not Ian it to Ijeart, to ginc
glorn unto mn name, saill] tl)e Covb of l)osts, 3 m\[ enen
senb a curse "npon nou, anb 3 U3ill curse jiour blessings :
yea, I have cursed thein already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

Will a man rob God ? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say.
Wherein have we robbed thee ? In tithes and offerings. Ye are
cursed with a curse: for ge Ijaue robbeb me, even this whole
nation. Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may
be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord
of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you
out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

The devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain,
and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the gloiy of
them ; and saith unto him. All these things will I give thee, if thou
wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith .lesus unto him, Get
thee hence, Satan : for it is written, ij:i]OU sl)alt inorsljip tl)e i!orb

tl}r) (Pob, anb l)im onln sl)alt tl}on seroc.



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277



And the Jews' passover was at hand, and Jesus went up to
Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep
and doves, and the chang-ers of money sittin<r: and when he had
made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple,
and the sheep, and the oxen ; and poured out the changers' money,
and overthrew the tables ; and said unto them that sold doves. Take

these things hence: make not itiu i^atl)cr's l)Ottsc an []0ix5c of

TttCl"cl)anbisc. And his disciples remembered that it was written,
The zeal of thine house hath eaten me up.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your

good works, an5 fllorifn jiour i'titljer U3l)icl) is in l)caocn.

Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou
shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine
oaths.

But I say unto you. Swear not at all : neither by heaven ; for
it is ©ob's tijrone: nor by the earth; for it is l)is footStOol:
neither by Jerusalem; for it is tl)C citn of tllC grciU King :
neither shalt thuu swear by thy head, bcciinsc tl)On CUnst not
make one Ijair roljite or black. But let your communication be.
Yea, yea ; Nay, nay : for whatsoever is more than these cometh of
evil.

After this manner, pray ye : Our Father which art in heaven,

i^alloujcb be tlij] name. ®l)j] kingdom come. ill)p mill be
bone in earti) as it is in l)eaiien. Give us this day our daily

bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And
lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. £ov tl)ine

is tl)c kingbom, anh tl)c porocr, luiit tl)c glorn, foreuer.
'^men.

Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this
adulterous and sinful generation ; of l)im also sljall tl)C Qon of
man be asl)ameb, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with
the holy angels.

And Jesus answered them, saying, The hour is come, that the

Son of man should be glorified Now is my soul

troubled ; and what shall I say ? Father, save me from this liour :
but for this cause came I unto this hour. j:atl)Cr, glorifj} tl)Jl
name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, J l)aue boti)

gloritieb it, anb mill glorifj) it again.

When he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot the
son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then
said Jesus unto him, Tliat thou doest, do quickly. Now no man at
the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. For some
of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said
unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast ;
or, that he should give something to the poor. lie then having
received the sop went immediately out : and it was night.



John,
ii. 13-17.



Matt. V. 16.



Matthew,
V. 33-37.



Matthew,
vi. tW3.



Afark,
viii. 'id.



.lolin,

■d\. '23, 27,

28.



John,
xiii. 20-32.



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GOD'S REGARD



John,
xvii. 1-6, 10.



Acts,
vii. 29-33.



Acts,
xii. 20-'<a.



Romans,
i. le-ij.



Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, NOU) is t\)C Soit

of man gIorifi£^, anb C5obls glorificb in l}im. If God be glori-
fied in liini, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straight-
way glorify him.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come; glorifn tl)2 Qon, tl)at tl)n Son
also mat] glorift} tl)CC : as thou hast given him power over all
flesh, that lie should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given
him. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only
true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent, jj |)ar>C qlori-
ficb tl)CC on tl)C caxli) : I have finished the work which thougavest
me to do. And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own
self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. I
have manifested thy name unto the men which thou g'avest me out
of the world : thine they were, and thou gavest them me ; and they

have kept thy word And all mine are thine,

and thine are mine ; anb 3 am glodficb in tl)cm.

Then fled Moses, and was a stranger in the land of Madian,
where he begat two sons. And when foi'ty yeai-s were expired,
there appeared to him in the wilderness of mount Sina, an angel
of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush. When Moses saw it, he
wondered at the sight; and as he drew near to behold it, the voice
of the Loi'd came unto him, saying, I am the God of thy fathers,
the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.
Then Moses ti'embled, and durst not behold. Then said the Lord
to him, pnt off t!)n sljoes from tl)B feet : for the place where
thou standest is holy ground.

And Herod was highly displeased with them of Tyre and
Sidon. But they came with one accord to him, and having made
lilastus the king's chamberlain their friend, desired peace, because
their country was nourished by the king's country. And upon a
set day, Herod, arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and
made an oration unto them. And the people gave a shout, saying.
It is the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the

angel of the Lord smote liim, becanse l)e gauc not (*3ob tlje

glorg : and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.

The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all un^od-
liness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unright-
eousness. Because that which may be known of God is manifest
in them ; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible
things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being
understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they arc without excuse: because tl)at toljen

tl)cr) kneu) C!3ob, tl)cii glorifieb l)im not as ©ob, n(>itlier were

tliaidvful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish
heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became



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fools ; and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an
ima<Te made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed
beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to
uneleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour
their own bodies between themselves : who changed the truth of
God into a he, anh wovsljippcb anh scrncb tl)C creature more

tl)(in tl}C Qlrentor, who is blessed forever. xVnien.

All have sinned, and come sl)ort of tl)e glorn of CJ5ob.

For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, CVCXX) kuee sljall
botD to nie, and every tongue shall confess to God.

Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-
minded one toward another according to (,'hrist Jesus : that ye may
with one mind and one mouth glorifw ©ob, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ
also received us, tO tl)C glorn of ©ob.

Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision
for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers :
anh tijat tlie (gentiles migljt glorifn (J3ob for l)i3 mercn; as it

is written. For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles,
and sing unto thy name. And again he saith. Rejoice, ye Gentiles,
with his people. And again, ^raisc the ilovh, all lie ©CUtilcs ;
mib laiib l)im, all gC people.' And again Esaias saith, there shall
be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles ;
in him shall the Gentiles trust.

Ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men
after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble are called : but
God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the
wise ; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to con-
found the things which are mighty ; and base things of the world,
and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things
which are not, to bring to nought things that are : tl)at ItO flcsl)
sl)oul5 glorn in liis presence.

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto
us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption :

tl)at, accoriiing as it is turitten, l^c tljat glorietl), let l)im glorn
in tl)e iiorb.

Know ve not that ye are the temple of God. and tliat the Spirit

of God dweileth in you ? Jf ann man bcfile tl)e temple of ©ob,
l)im sljall i3oh bestron : for the temple of God is holy, which
temple ye are.

Know ye not tliat your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own ?
For ye are bought with a price : therefore glorifn ©ob in your
body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Whether ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all tO tl)C

glorn of ©ob.



Rom. iii. 23.
Rom. xiv. 11.



Romans,
XV. 5-W.



1 Corintli.
1. 2«>-3l.



1 Corinth,
iii. 16, 17.



1 Corinth,
vi. 19, 20.



1 Cor. X. 31.



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1 Corinth.
XV. 24-28.



2 Corinth,
iv. 6, 7.



2 Cor. iv. 15.



Eph. ii. 8, 9.



Phil. ii. 9-11.



Col. iii. 17.



2 Thessalon.
i. 7-12.



1 Tun. vi. 1.



Heb. vi. 4-fi,



Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the
kingdom to God, even the Father ; when he shall have put down
all rule and all authority and power. For he must reign, till he
hath put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that shall be
destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. But
when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he
is excepted, which did put all things under him. And when all
things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself
be subject unto him that put all things under him, tl)ttt (Cob ntilj]

be all in all.

God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath
shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory
of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have tliis treasure in

earthen vessels, tl)at tl)c c^^ccllcncj) of tljc poujcr man be of ©ob,
anb not of us.

All things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many rcbounb tO tl)e glotjl of @ob.

By grace are ye sav^ed, through faith ; and that not of your-
selves : it is the gift of God : not of works, lest anj) mail sl]OUlii

boast.

God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name
which is above every name : that at the name of Jesus every knee
should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things
under the earth ; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus

Christ is Lord, to tl)c iglorn of C!5ob tlie i^atljer.

Whatsoever ye do in Avord or deed, do all in the name of the

Lord Jesus, jgiuiug tijanks to (5ob anh tl)c i^atl)er bii liim.

When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his
mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know
not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ :
who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the pres-
ence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power ; when he shall

come to be glorificb in l)is saints, anb to be abmircb in all

tlicm tljat bclicue (because our testimony among you was believed)
in that day.

Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would
count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of
his goodness, and the work of faith with power : tl)at tl)e name

of our toxh Jesus QTljrist maji be gloviftcb in nou, and ye

in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus
Christ.

Let a.s many servants as ai'e under the yoke count their own

masters worthy of all honour, tl)at tl)e name of (5ob an5 l)is
boctrinc be not blaspliemeb.

It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have
tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Uoly



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Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of
the world to come, if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto
repentance ; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God

afresh, aixb :put l)im t0 an open sljame.

He that despised Moses' law, died without mercy under two or
three witnesses : of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall
he be thought worthy, U3l)0 l)atl) trobbcu Ullbcr foot tl)C GOU of

(Sob, anb liutli conntcb tl)c blooli of tl)c coiicnant, iDijcvctDitl}
l]c was sanctificb, nn unljolii tl)ing, anb l)all) bouc bcspitc
tinto tl)c Gpivit of gnueV

If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God ; if
any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth :
tljlU (Sob ill all tljings may be glorificb through Jesus Christ ;
to whom be praise and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

The four beasts had each of them six wings about him ; and
they were full of eyes within : awh tl)cti rcst not 'bar> anb nigl)t,
sailing, ^olji, l)ol2, l)oln, Corb (J?ob"':^lmigl)ti}, which was,lmd

is, and is to come. And Avlien 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 fall down before him that sat
on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and
cast tl)Cir croinns before tl)C tl)rone, saying. Thou art worthy,
O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power ; for thou hast
created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round



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