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about the throne and the beasts and the elders : and the number
of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of
thousands ; saying with a loud voice. Worthy is the Lamb that was
slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and
honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in
heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the
sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, filessing, anb l)Onour,

anb glorn, anb power, be unto l)im tljiit sittetl) upon tl)e tljvone,
anb unto tl)c t^amb foreuer anb encr. And the four beasts

said. Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and wor-
shipped him that liveth forever and ever.

After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man
could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues,
stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white
robes, and palms in their hands ; and cried with a loud voice, say-
ing, Salvation to our God which sitteth u})on the throne, and unto
the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and
about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on
their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen : ijlcssiug, anb

glorn, anb toisbom, anb tlianksgining, anb l)onour, anii
pou)cr, anli migl)t, be unto our ©ob" foreuer anb euer. !^men.



Hebrews,
X. 28, 29.



1 Peter,
iv. n.



Rev. iv. 8-11.



Revelation,
V. 11-14.



Revelation,
vii. 9-12.



282



GOD'S REGARD FOR HIS OWN GLORY.



Revelation,
xiv. 6-10.



Rev. XV. 2-4.



Revelation,
xix. 1-7.



And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having
the eveHasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth,
and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying
with a loud voice, fcav ®ob, aixb QWC %\ox^ tO l)im ; for the
hour of his judgment is come : and worship him that made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. And there fol-
lowed another angel, saying, Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great
city, because she made all nations di'ink of the wine of the wrath
of her fornication. And the third angel followed them, saying with

a loud voice, M ant} man iDorsliip tl)c beast anb Ijis image,
anb receiuc Ijis mark in l)is foreljeab, or in liis l]anb, tljc
same sliall brink of tlie toine of tl)c roratl) of ©ob, vo\)u\) is
pourcb ont roitljout mixture into tlje cup of l)is inbignation;

and he shall be tormented with lire and brimstone in the presence
of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.

And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire : and
them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image,
and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea
of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses
the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and
marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty ; just and true are
thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, anb
glorifn tl]n name ? for thou only art holy : for all nations shall come
and worshij) before thee ; for thy judgments are made manifest.

And after these things I heard a great voice of inuch people
in heaven, saying. Alleluia : Salvation, and glory, and honour, and
power, unto the Lord our God : for true and righteous are his judg-
ments : for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the
earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his ser-
vants at her hand. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke
rose up forever and ever. And the four and twenty elders and the
four beasts fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne,
saying. Amen ; Alleluia. And a voice came out of the throne,

saying, praise onr (P>ob, all pe l)is seruants, anb jie tliat fear

l}im, boil) small anb great. And I lieard 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 the Lord God
omnipotent reigneth. Let us be glad and rejoice, anb gine l)onour
to l)im : for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath
made hei-self ready.



VIII.



§nVB SustirL



And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of
the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he
also brouo-ht of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering : but unto
Cain and to his offering he had not respect : and Cain was very-
wroth, and his countenance fell.

And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth ? and why
is thy countenance fallen? Jff tl)OU bocst tocll, sljalt tl)Ott tlOt
be UCCCptcb ? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door.

These are the generations of Noah : Noah was a just man, and
perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah
begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth also was
corrupt before God ; and the earth was filled with violence. And
God looked upon the earth, and behold, it Avas corrupt ; for all flesh
had corrupted his wa}^ upon the earth. And God said unto Noah,
The end of all flesh is come before me ; for the earth is filled with
violence through them : and bcl)olb, J mill bcstroil tl]Cm tniti)
tl)C carti).

Make thee an ark of gopher-wood : rooms sbalt thou make in
the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And
this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the
ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and
the lieight of it thirty cubits. A window shalt thou make to the
ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above ; and the door of the
ark shalt thou set in the side thereof : with lower, second, and third
stories shalt thou make it. And behold, I, even I, do bring a flood
of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the bi-eath
of life, from under heaven : and every thing that is in the earth
shall die. But with thee will I establish my covenant : and thou
shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy
sons' wives with thee



In the six hundredth year of Noah's life, in the second month,
the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the
fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven
were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and
forty nights. In the self-same day entered Noah, and Shem, and
Ham, and Japheth, the sons of Noah, and Noah's wife, and the



Gen. iv. 3-7.



Genesis,
\i. 9-18.



Genesis,
vii. 11-24.



284



GOD'S JUSTICE.



Gen. ix. 3-5.



Gen. xiii. 13.



Genesis,
x>-iii. ao-32.



three wives of his sons with them, into the ark : they, and every
beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and
every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort. And they went
in unto Xoah into the ark, two and two of all flesh, Avherein is the
breath of life. And they that went in, went in male and female of
all flesh, as God had commanded him : and the Lord shut him in.
And the flood was forty days upon the earth : and the waters in-
creased, and bare up the ark, and it was lift up above the earth.
And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the
earth : and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the
waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth : and all the high hills
that were under the whole heaven were covered. Fifteen cubits
upward did the waters prevail : and the mountains were covered.
And all flesh died that moved upon the earth, both of fowl, and of
cattle, and of beast, and of eveiy creeping thing that creepeth upon
the earth, and every man : all in whose nostrils was the breath of
life, of all that was in the dry land, died. And every living sub-
stance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both
man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the
heaven ; and they were destroyed from the earth ; and Noah only
remained alive, and they that were Avith him in the ark.

And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty
days.

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you ; even
as the green herb have I given you all things. But flesh with the
Hfe thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. '^lib

surclu 20«ir bloob of Bour liocs tuili J require: at the hand
of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man ; at the
hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man.

The men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord
exceedingly

And the Lord said. Because the cry of Sodom and Gomorrah
is great, and because their sin is very grievous ; I will go down
now, and see whether they have done altogether according to the
cry of it, which is come unto me ; and if not, I will know. And
the men turned their faces from thence, and went toward Sodom :
but Abraham stood yet before the Lord.

And Abraham drew near, and said, Wilt thou also destroy
the righteous with the wicked ? Peradventure there be fifty right-
eous within the city : wilt thou also destroy and not spare the place
for the fifty righteous that are therein ? That be for from thee to
do after this manner, to slay tlie righteous with the wicked : and
that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee :
shall not the Judge of all the earth do right ? And the Lord said,

3f J finb in Sobom fiftn rigl)tcous tDitljin tl)c citi.Ml) en 3 roill
spare all tl)e place for iTjeir sakes.



GOD'S JUSTICE,



285



And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken
upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes :
peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous : wilt thou
destroy all the city for lack of five ? And he said, If I find there
forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spake unto him yet
again, and said, Peradventure there shall be forty found there.
And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto
him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak : peradventure
there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it if
I find thirty there. And he said. Behold now, I have taken ujwn
me to speak unto the Lord : peradventure there shall be twenty
found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake.
And he said. Oh let not the Lord beangrj^, and I will speak yet but
this once : peradventure ten shall be found there. And he said, I
will not destroy it for ten's sake

The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into
Zoar. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah
brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven ; and he overthrew
those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities,
and that which grew upon the ground And Abra-
ham gat up early in the morning to the place where he stood be-
fore the Lord : and he looked toward Sodom and Gomorrah, and
toward all the land of the plain, and beheld, and lo, the smoke of
the country went up as the smoke of a furnace.

Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.
Keep thee for from a false matter ; and the innocent and righteous
slay thou not: for J[ ujill not justifn tl)e tuickeb. And thou
shalt take no gift ; for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the
words of the righteous.

Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way,
and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware
of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for 1)C roiUnot par-
boil 20Ur transgressions : for my name is in him. But if
thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak ; then I
will be an enemy unto thine enemies.

Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin : and
now I will go up unto the Lord ; peradventure I shall make an
atonement for your sin. And Moses returned unto the Lord and
said. Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them
gods of gold. Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin — : and if
not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast writ-
ten.

And the Lord said unto Moses, tDl)OSOCUCr IjatI) sinneb

against mc, l)im toill 3 blot out of tnji book. Therefore now

go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken unto
thee: behold, mine Angel sliall go before thee: ncucrtljclcss,

in tl)c baji tDl)cn Jf oisit, 3 toill oisit tl)cir sin upon tljcm.



Genesis,
xix. ^{-as,

27,28.



Exodus,
xxiii. 0-8.



Exodus,
xxiii. 20-22.



Exodus,
xxxii. 3U-34.



286



GOD'S JUSTICE.



Exodus,
xxxiii. 1-3.



Exodus,
xxxiv. 6, 7.



Leviticus,
vi. 1-7.



Leviticus,
xvi. 1-3.



Leviticus,
xviii. 4, 5.



And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart and go up hence, thou
and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of
Egypt, unto the land which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and
to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed will I give it : and I will send an
angel before thee ; and I will drive out the Canaanite, the Amor-
ite, and the Ilittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and the Jebusite :
unto a land flowing with milk and honey : for I will not go up in
the midst of tliee ; for thou art a stift-necked people : lest 3 roit-

sumc tl)cc in tl)e ma^.

And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The
Lord, the Lord (xod, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and
abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, for-
giving iniquity and transgression and sin, aub tl)(Xt toill btl 110
means clear tl)e guiltn: visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon
the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and
to the fourth generation.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying. If a soul sin, and
commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbour in
that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing
taken away by violence, or hath deceived his neighbour ; or have
found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth
falsely ; in any of all these that a man doetli, sinning therein : then
it shall be, because he hath sinned and is guilty, that |)c sl)aU XC-
Store that which he took violently away, or the thing which he
hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep,
or the lost thing which he found, or all that about which he hath
sworn falsely ; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add
the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it ajiper-
taineth, in the day of his trespass-oliering. And he shall bring his
trespass-offering unto the Lord, a ram without blemish out of the
flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass-oft'ering, unto the priest :
and the priest shall make an atonement for him before the Lord : and
it shall be forgiven him for any thing of all that he hath done
in trespassing therein.

And the Lord spake unto Moses after the death of the two
sons of Aaron, when they offered before the Lord, and died : and
the Lord said unto Moses, Speak unto Aaron tl;y brother, that he
come not at all times into the holy place within the vail before the
mercy-seat, which is upon the ark ; that he die not : for I will ap-
pear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat. Thus shall Aaron come

into the holy place : mil) a jjoung bnllock for ix sin-offering,

and a ram for a burnt-offering.

Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk
therein : I am the Lord your God. Ye shall therefore keep my
statutes and my judgments : which if o man i>0, he shall live in
them : I am the Lord.



GOD'S JUSTICE,



287



weight, or



Ye sliall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to an-
other

Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him : the
wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until
the morning

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment ; thou shalt not
respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty :
but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour

Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in mete-yard, in
in measure. Just balances, just weights, a just ephah,
and a just hin shall ye have: I am tlie Lord your God, which
brought you out of the land of Egypt.

He that killeth any man shall surely be put to death. And
he that killeth a beast shall make it good; beast for beast. And
if a man cause a blemish iu his neighbour ; as he hath done, so
shall it be done to him: bvcaci) for bread), cgc for egc, tooti)
for tOOtI) : as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be
done to him again. And he that killeth a beast, he shall restore
it : and he that killeth a man, he shall be put to death. Ye shall
have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your
own country : for I am the Lord your God.

If ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these com-
mandments ; and if ye sliall despise my statutes, or if your soul
abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments,
but that ye break my covenant : I also will do this unto you ; I
will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning
ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart : and
ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. And
I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your
enemies : they that hate you shall reign over you ; and ye shall
flee when none pursueth you.

And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, tl)Cn M toill

punisl) 20U seven times more for jiour sins. And I will break

the pride of your power ; and I will make your heaven as iron, and
your earth as brass : and your sti-ength shall be spent in vain : for
your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the
laud yield their fruits.

If any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a
she-goat of the first year for a sin-offering. And the priest shall
make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he
sinneth by ignorance before the Lord, to make an atonement for
him ; and it shall be forgiven him. Ye shall have one law for him
that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among
the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among
them.

But the soul that doeth aught presumptuously, whether he be
born in the land or a stranger, the same reproacheth the Lord ; and



Leviticus,
xix. 11, 13,
15, 35, 3G.



Leviticus,
xxiv. 17-2:2.



Leviticus,
xxvi. 14-20.



Numbers,
XV. 27-31.



288



GOD'.S JUSTICE.



Numbers,
xxxii. 6,

s:o-23.



Deut. iv. 1-4.



Deuteron.
iv. 22-5i8.



Deut. vi. 24.



that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Because he hath
despised the word of the Lord, and hath broken his commandment,

tl}at soul sl^all iittcrlu be cut oS"; l)is xniquitg sl)ail be upon
l)im.

And Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the chil-
dren of Keuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit
here ?

And Moses said unto them. If ye will do this thing, if ye will
go armed before the Lord to war, and will go all of you armed over
Jordan before the Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from be-
fore him, and the land be subdued before the Lord : then afterward
ye shall return, and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel ;
and this land shall be your possession before the Lord. But if ye
will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord : attb bc

sure jiour sin mil finb gou out.

Now therefore hearken, Israel, unto the statutes and unto
the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, t\)at gc nitlT}
liuc, find go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your
fathers giveth you. ^e 5\)a[[ UOt obtl UUtO tl)C U30rb U)l)icl) 3

command jiou, ncitljcr sljall jic biminisi) augl)! from it, that

ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I
command you. Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of
Baal-peor : for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the Lord thy
God hath destroyed them from among you. But ye that did cleave
unto the Lord your God, ai-e alive every one of you this day.

I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan : but ye
shall go over, and possess that good land. Take heed unto your-
selves, lest ye foi'get the covenant of the Lord your God, which he
made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of
anything which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. £ov tl)C

Corb ti)u ©ob is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.

When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and
ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt your-
selves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of anything, and
shall do evil in the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke him to
anger ; I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that
ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over
Jordan to possess it: ye shall not p-olong your days upon it, but
shall utterly be destroyed. And the Lord shall scatter you among
the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen,
whither the Lord shall lead you. And there ye shall serve gods,
the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor
hear, nor eat, nor smell.

And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear
tho Lord our God, for our good always, tl)at l)e migl)! prcscrue
US nliue, as it is at this day.



GOD'S JUSTICE.



289



Know that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God,
which keepeth covenant and mercy toitl) tl)Cm tljat louc l)im a\\b
keep l)is COmmanbmcntS to a thousand generations; iinb rc-

panctl) tl)cm tl)at IjiUc l)im to tljcir face, to bcstron tl)cm: he

will not be slack to him that hatetli him, he will repay him to his
face. Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the
statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do
them.

Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judg-
ments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep
unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy
fathers.

The Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great
God, a mighty, and a terrible, U)l)icl) regrtrbcti) tlOt persons, tior
tdketl] retDiirb : he doth execute the judgment of the fatherless
and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and rai-
ment.

What thin;;- soever I command you, observe to do it : tijOtt

sljalt not abb tljereto, nor biminisi) from it.

Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates,
which the Lord thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes : and
they shall judge the people with just judgment. Thou shalt not
wrest judgment ; thou shall not respect persons, neither take a gift :
for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of
the righteous. That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that
thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord thy God
giveth thee.

If any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and
rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth
into one of these cities : then the elders of his city shall send and
fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of
blood, that he may die. ®;|)inc ejie sl}aU not |litll l)im, but thou
shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may
go well with thee.

Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's land-mark, which they
of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit
in the land that the Lord thy God giveth thee to possess it.

The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither
shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall
be put to death for his own sin.

Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a
small : thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great
and a small : but thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a per-
fect and just measure shalt thou have ; that thy days may be
lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. For
all that do such things, and all tljUt ho nnrigl)tC0USl2, are an
abomination unto the Lord thy God.



Deuteron.
Tii. 9-12.



Deuteron.
X. 17, 18.



Deut. xu. 32.



Deuteron.
xvl. 1&-20.



Deuteron.
xix. 11-14.



Deuteron.
xxlv. 16.



Deuteron.
xxv. 13-16.



19



290



GOD'S JUSTICE.



Deuleron.
xxviii.
58-G3.



Deuteron.
xxxii. 4.



Deuteron.
xxxii. 28-43.



If tliou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that
are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and
fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD ; then the Lord will make
thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great
plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long



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