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And there came an angcl of tl)C £oi"b, and sat under an
oak which was in Oplirah, that pertained unto Joash the Abi-ezrite :
and his son Gideon threshed wheat by the wine-press, to hide it
from the Midianites. And the angel of the Lord appeared unto
him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee, thou mighty man
of valour. And Gideon said unto him, O my Lord, if the Lord be
with us, why then is all this befallen us ? and where be all his mir-
acles which our fathers told us of, saying, Did not the Lord bring
us up from Egypt ? but now the Lord hath forsaken us, and deliv-
ered us into the hands of the Midianites. And tl)C Coi"b looked
upon him, and said. Go in this thy might, and thou shalt save
Israel from the hand of the Midianites : have not J[ sent thee ?
And lie said unto him, O my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel ?
behold, my family is jjoor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my fa-
ther's house. And the Lord said unto him, Surely I will be with
thee, and thou shalt smite the Midianites as one man. And he
said unto him, If now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew
me a sign that thou talkest with me. Depart not hence, I pray
thee, until I come unto thee, and bring forth my present, and set
it before thee. And he said, I will tarry until thou come again.
And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened
cakes of an ephah of flour : the flesh he put in a basket, and he
put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him und<'r the oak,
and prosi-nted it. And the angel of (jlod said unto him. Take the
flesh and the unleavened cakes, and lay them upon this rock, and
pour out the broth. And he did so. Then tlie angel of the Lord
put forth the end of the stafl" that was in his hand, and touched the
flesh and the unleavened cakes; and there rose up fire out of the
rock, and consumed the flesii and the unleavened cakes. Then the
angel of the Lord departed out of his sight. And when (Jideon
perceived tliat he was an angel of the Lord, Gideon said, Alas, O
Lord (iod I for because I have seen an angel of the Lord face to
face. And the Lord said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not:



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thou slialt not die. Then Gideon built an altar there unto the
Lord, and called it Jehovah-shalom.

And the children of Israel did e\nl again in the sight of the
Lord ; and the Lord delivei-ed them into the hand of the Philistines
forty years.

And there was a certain man of Zorah, of the family of the
Danites, whose name was Manoah ; and his wife was barren, and
bare not. And the angcl of tl)C iiovh appeared unto the woman,
and said unto her, Behold, now, thou art barren, and bearest not :
but thou shalt conceive, and bear a son. Now therefore beware, I
pray thee, and drink not wine, nor strong drink, and eat not any
unclean thing : for lo, thou shalt conceive, and bear a son ; and no
razor shall come on his head : for the child shall be a Nazarite unto
God from the womb : and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of
the hand of the Philistines.

Then the woman came and told her husband, saying, A man
of God came unto me, and his countenance was like the countenance
of an angel of God, very terrible : but I asked him not whence he
was, neither told he me his name : but he said unto me, Behold,
thou shalt conceive, and bear a son ; and now drink no wine nor
strong drink, neither eat any unclean thing : for the child shall be
a Nazarite to God from the womb to the day of his death.

Then Manoah entreated the Lord, and said, O my Lord, let the
man of God which thou didst send come again unto us, and teach
us what we shall do unto the child that shall be born. And God
hearkened to the voice of Manoah ; and the angel of God came
again unto the woman as she sat in the field : but Manoah her hus-
band was not with her. And the woman made haste, and ran, and
shewed her husband, and said unto him. Behold the man hath ap-
peared unto me, that came unto me the other day. And Manoah
arose, and went after his wife, and came to the man, and said unto
him. Art thou the man that spakest unto the woman ? And he
said, I am. And Manoah said, Now let thy words come to pass.
How shall we order the child, and how shall we do unto him ?
And the angel of the Lord said unto Manoah, Of all that I said
unto the woman, let her beware. She may not eat of anything
that cometh of the vine, neither let her drink wine or strong drink,
nor eat any unclean thing : all that I commanded her let her ob-
serve.

And Manoah said unto the angel of the Lord, I pray thee, let
us detain thee, until we shall have made ready a kid for thee. And
the angel of tlie Lord said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I
will not eat of thy bread : and if thou wilt offer a burnt-offering,
thou must offer it unto the Lord. £ox SWanoal] kltCU) UOt tijat
l)C roas an angel of tl)C iloxh. And Manoah said unto the angel
of the Lord, What is thy name, that when thy sayings come to
pass, we may do thee honour ? And the angel of the Lord said unto
him, Why askest thou thus after my name, SCcing it is SCCrct?



Judges,
xiii. 1-23.



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1 Samuel,
iii. 1-10.



1 Samiic),
iii. l-J-i-'l.



1 Kill'.",



So Manoah took a kid, with a meat-offering, and offered it upon a
rook unto the Lord ; and the angel did wondrously, and Manoah
and his wife looked on. For it came to pass, when the flame went
up toward heaven from off the altar, that the angel of the Lord
ascended in the flame of the altar, and Manoah and his wife looked
on it, and fell on their faces to the ground. But the angel of the
Lord did no more appear to Manoah and his wife. Then Manoah

knctD tl)ot \}c teas an angel of tl)e £orir. And Manoah said

unto his wife, We shall surely die, because we have sccn (5ob.
i^>ut his wife said unto him, If the Lord were pleased to kill us, he
would not have received a burnt-ofterinof and a meat-ofleriii"" at our
hands, neither would he have shewed us all these things, nor would
as at this time have told us such things as these.

And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli.
And the word of the Lord was precious in those days ; there was
no open oision. And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was
laid down in his place, and his eyes began to wax dim, that he could
not see ; and ere the lamp of God went out in the temple of the Lord,
where the ark of God was, and Samuel was laid down to sleep;
that the Lord called Samuel : and he answered, Here am L And
he ran to Eli, and said, Here am I ; for thou calledst me. And he
said, I called not ; lie down again. And he went and lay down.
And the Lord called yet again, Samuel. And Sanuiel arose and
went to Eli, and said. Here am I ; for thou didst call me. And he
answered, I called not, my son ; lie down again. Now Samuel did
not yet knOD) tl)C Corb, neither was t|)c UJOrb of tl)C iiox'b yet
i-evealed unto him. And the Lord called Samuel again the third
time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I ; for thou
didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the
child. Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down : and it shall
be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord ; for thy servant
hi-arfth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. And tl)C

I! orb came, anh stoob anb calleb as at other times, Samuel,
Samuel, 'j'hen Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant hearetli.

And Samuel gi-ew, and the Lord was with him, and did let
none of his words tall to the ground. And all Israt-l, from Dan
even to JV'er-sheba, knew that Samufl was Fstablished to be a
prophet of the Lord. And tl)e £orb tippciireb again in Shiloh :
tor the I.ord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloli bjl t!)e UJOvb of
tl)c £orb.

And Aliab told Jczcbcl ail tliat Elijah had done, and withal
how he had slain all the j)roi)het.s with tlie sword. Tlien Jezebel
sent a messenger unto Elijah, saying, So let the gods do to me, and
more also, if 1 make not thy life as the life of one of them by to-
morrow about this time. And when he saw that, he arose, and
went for his life, and came to lieer-slieba, which belongeth to Judah,
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into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper-tree :
and he requested for himself that he might die : and said, It is
enough ; now, O Lord, take away my life ; for I am not better than
my fathers. And as he lay and slept under a juniper-tree, behold,
then an angel touched him, and said unto him. Arise and eat. And
he looked, and behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a
cruse of water at his head : and he did eat and drink, and laid him
down again. And the angel of the Lord came again the second
time, and touched him, and said. Arise and eat, because the journey
is too great for thee. And he arose, and did eat and drink, and
went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto
Horeb the mount of God.

And he came thither unto a cave, and lodged there ; and be-
hold, tl)e tOOrb of tl)C Corb came to him, and he said unto him,
What doest thou here, Elijah ? And he said, I have been very
jealous for the Lord God of hosts : for the children of Israel have
forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy
prophets with the sword ; and I, even I only, am left ; and they
seek my life, to take it away. And he said, Go forth, and stand
upon the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by,
and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces
the rocks before the Lord ; but the Lord was not in the wind : and
after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earth-
quake : and after the earthquake a fire ; but the Lord was not in
the fire : and atler the fire a still small voice. And it was so, when
Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his foce in his mantle, and went
out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And behold, there
came a voice unto him, and said. What doest thou here, Elijah ?
And he said, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts :
because the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown
down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword ; and I,
even I only, am left ; and they seek my life, to take it away. And
the Lord said unto him, Go, return on thy way to the wilderness
of Damascus : and when thou comest, anoint Hazael to be king
over Syria.

For I know that my Redeemer liuctl), and that he shall stand
at the latter day upon the earth : and though after my skin worms
destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God : whom I shall
see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another ; though
my reins be consumed within me.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing ?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel
together, against the Lord, aitb against Ijis 'iAnointctJ, saying.
Let us break tl)Cir bands asunder, and cast away tl)cir cords from
us, lie that sitteth in the heavens shall lausfh : the Lord shall
have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his
wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set my



Job,
xix. 25-27.



Psalm ii.



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Ps. ix. 7, 8.



John, V.



Psalm,
xxiii. 1-3.



John,
X. 1-lC.



King upon my holy hill of Zion, I will declare the bccrcc : the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son ; this day have I begot-
ten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine
inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth f(jr tliy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron ; thou shalt dash them in
pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings :
be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Scroc tl)C £orb with fear,
and rejoice with trembling. Hiss tl)e Son, lest i)e be angry, and
ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all they that put their trust in |)int.

^\)C £orb shall endure forever: \)e hath prepared his throne
for judgment. And he shall judge the world in righteousness, he
shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness.

[iJI)C i'lUljCr inbgctl) no man ; but hath committed all judg-
ment unto the Son.]

®I)C £orb is my shepherd ; I shall not want. He maketh
me to lie down in green pastures : he leadeth me beside the still
waters. He restoreth my soul : he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name's sake.

[Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the
door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same
is a thief and a robber. But he that entereth in by the door, is the
shepherd of the sheep. To him the porter openeth ; and the sheep
hear his voice : and he calleth his own shocp by name, and leadeth
them out. And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth
before them, and the sheep follow him : for they know his voice.
And a stranger will thev not follow, but will flee from him : for
they know not the voice of strangers. This parable spake Jesus
unto them : but they understood not what things they were which
he spake unto them.

Then said ijcsus mito them again. Verily, verily, I say unto
you, I am the door of the sheep. All that ever came before me are
thieves and rol)bers : but the sheep did not hear them. I am the
door : by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go
in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometli not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to destroy : I am come that they might have
lif<', and tli;it they might have it more abundantly. 3 Cim l\]C
900b sl)Cpl)Crb : the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
liut he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the
sheeji are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and
fleetfi ; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The
hireling tlecth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the
sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am
known of niiiif. As the Fatlier knoweth me, even so know I the
Father: and I lay down my life fur the sheep. And other sheep I
have, which are not of tliis fold : them also I must bring, and they
shall hear my voice : and there shall be one fold, and onc Gl]C}]l)crb.]



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My heart is inditing a good matter : I speak of the things
which I have made touching tl)C Kiltg : my tongue is the pen of
a ready wiiter. Thou art fairer than the children of men : grace
is poured into thy hps : therefore God hath blessed thee forever.
Gild thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, with thy glory
and thy majesty. And in thy majesty ride prosperously because
of truth and meekness and righteousness ; and thy right hand shall
teach thee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of
the king's enemies ; whereby the people fall under thee. ®l)g
tl)ronc, ® (3oh, is forcucr aiib COCr: the sceptre of thy king-
dom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness and hatest wick-
edness : therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of
gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and
aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made
thee glad. Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women :
upon thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. Hear-
ken, daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear : forget also
thine own people, and thy father's house; so shall the King greatly
desire thy beauty: for |)e is tl)2 Zovh ; a\\b U)Orsl)ip tl)Oll l)im.

®1)C migljtn (!?ob, even t[)C £orb, hath spoken, and called
the earth from the lisino- of the sun unto the ofoinc: down thereof.
Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God hath shined. Our God
shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before
him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. lie shall
call to the heavens from above, and to the earth, that [)C may judge
his people. Gather my saints together unto me; those that have
made a covenant with me by sacrifice. And the heavens shall de-
clare his righteousness: for (J5ob is fubgc l)itn3clf. Selah.

hill as the



high



The hill of God is as the hill of liashan ; an
hill of Bashan. Why leap ye, ye high hills ? this is me mil wnicii
God desireth to dwell in : yea, the Lord will dwell in it forever.
The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of an-
gels : the Lord is among them, as in Sinai, in the holy place. Thou
hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast
received gifts for men ; yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord
God might dwell among them. Blessed be the Lord, who daily
loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. He
that is our God is the God of salvation ; and unto (*5ob tl)C Cofb
belong the issues from death.

[I am he that liveth, and was dead ; and behold, T am alive for
evermore, Amen; aitb Italic tl]C kcilS of l)cll nitb of beatl).]

Ai'ise, O God, judge the earth : for tl)OU shalt inherit all na-
tions.

[God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time
past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken

unto us by his Son, n)l)om l)c l)atl) appoiutcb l)cir of all tljings.]



Psalm
xlv. 1-11.



Pa. I. 1-6.



Psalm
Ixviii. 15-20.



Rev. i. 18.



Ps. Ixxxii. 8.



Heb. i. 1,2.



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Ps. ex. 1, '.', 3.



I3. viii.



-10.



Matthew,
i. ltJ-23.



Is.viii.ll-lf.



The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit tliou at my right hand, until
I make thine enemies tliy footstool. The Lord shall send the rod
of tljTl strength out of Zion : rule thou in the midst of thine ene-
mies." (Jl)]] people shall be willing in the day of tijn power, in the
beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning : thou hast the
dew of thy youth.

The Lord spake also unto me again, saying, Forasmuch .as this
people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go softly, and rejoice in
Rezin and liemaliah's son; now therefore, behold, the Lord bring-
eth up upon them the waters of the river, strong and many, even
the king of Assyria, and all his glory : and he shall come up over
all his channels, and go overall his banks : and he shall pass through
Judah ; he shall overtlow and go over, he shall reacli even to the
neck ; and the stretching out of his wings shall fill the breadth of
tl)T} land, CD Jmmanucl. Associate your.selves, O ye people, and
ye shall be broken in pieces ; and give ear, all ye of far coimtries :
gird yourselves, and ye shall be broken in pieces ; gird yourselves,
and ye shall be broken in pieces. Take counsel together, and it
shall come to nought ; speak the word, and it shall not stand ; for

©ob is u)itl) us.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise : When as his
mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her
husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public
example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought
on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him
in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou Son of David, fear not to take
unto thee Mary thy wife : for that which is conceived in her is of
the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son, and thou shalt
call his name JESUS: for he shall .save his people from their sins.
Now all this was done, that it might be fultillcd which was spoken
of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with
child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name
(£lTimauucl, which being interpreted is, God with us.

For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong liand, and
instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people,
.saying. Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people
shall say, A confedoracv ; neither fo:iv ve their fear, nor be afraid.
Sanctity tl)C llorb ot IjOGtS Ijimsclf; and let him be your fear,
and let him be yonr dread. And [)C shall be for a sanctuary : but
for n stone of stumbling anh for a rocU of offence to both the

houses ot Israt'l. tor ;i gju and for a sniuc to i\\>- inhabitants of
Jeru.salem. And many among them shall stumblc, tint) filll, iiub
be broken, anb be snareb, anb be taken. I'-ind up the testi-
mony, seal lln^ law ;iiiioiig n\v disrij)les. And 1 will wait upon the
Lord, that hidrth his fare from the house of Jacob, ami 1 will look
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are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the Lord of hosts,
which dwelleth in mount Zion.

[And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon ; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the
consolation of Israel : and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it
was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see
death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came by
tlie Spirit into the temple ; and when the parents brought in the
child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took
he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lettest
thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word : for
mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared be-
fore the face of all people ; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the
glory of thy people Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled
at those things which were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed
them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for
tllC fall anb rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign
which shall be spoken against.

And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught
the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests
and the scribes came upon him, with the elders, and spake unto
him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things ?
or who is he that gave thee this authority? And he answered and
said unto them, I will also ask you one thing ; and answer me : the
baptism of John, was it from heaven or of men ? And they rea-
soned with themselves, saying, If we shall say from heaven ; he will
say. Why then believed ye him not ? But and if we say, of men ;
all the people will stone us : for they be persuaded that John was
a prophet. And they answered that they could not tell whence it
was. And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what au-
thority I do these things.

Then began he to speak to the people this parable : A cei-tain
man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went
into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a
servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the t>uit
of the vineyard : but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away
empty. And again he sent another servant : and they beat him
also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And
again he sent a third : and they wounded him also, and cast him
out. Then said the lord of the vineyard. What shall I do ? I will
send my beloved son : it maybe they will reverence him when they
see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned
among themselves, saying, This is the heir : come, let us kill him
that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the
vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vine-
yard do unto them ? He shall come and destroy these husband-
men, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard
it, they said, God forbid.



I.itKe,
ii. 25-34.



lAiko,
XX. 1-18.



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1 Peter,
ii. G-8.



Is. ix. 1-6.



Matthew,
iv. ia-17.



Is. xl. 3-5.



.If>Jin,
i. l>>-23.



And lie beheld them, and said, What is this then that is
written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become
the head of the corner ? it)l)OSOCUcr sl|aU fall upon t!}at StOUC,
cliall be broken : bnt onrol)omsocucr itsljall fall, it toill grinb
l)im to potobcr.

"Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, 1 lay
in Sion a chief corner-stone, elect, precious : and he that believeth
on him shall not be confounded. Unto you therefore which be-
lieve, he is precious : but unto them which be disobedient, tlie stone
which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head of the
corner, and a StOUC of Stumbling, (ixxb a rock of offence, even

to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient.]

Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexa-
tion, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun, and
the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her
by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan in Galilee of the nations.



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