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sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses
running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there
were stings in their tails : and their power was to hurt men five
mouths. And they had a king over them, which is the angel of
the bottomless pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon,
but in the Greek tongue hath his name Apollyon.

One wo is past ; and behold, there come two woes more here-
after.

And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the
four horns of the golden altar which is before God, saying to the
sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are
bound in the great river Euphrates. And the four angels were
loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month,
and a year, for to slay the third part of men. And the number of
the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand thousand :
and 1 heard the number of them. And thus I saw the liorses in
the vision, and them that sat on them, having breast-plates of fire,
and of jacinth, and brimstone : and the heads of the horses were
as the heads of lions ; and out of their mouths issued fire, and
smoke, and brimstone. By these three was the third part of men
killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which
issued out of their mouths. For their power is in their mouth, and
in their tails ; for their tails were like unto serpents, and had heads,
and with them they do hurt.

And I heard a great voice out of the temple, saying to the
sovfii angels. Go your ways, and pour out the vials of tl)C roratl)
of VSob upon the earth.

And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the eaith ;
and tlicrti M\ a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had
the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.



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And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea ; and it be-
came as the blood of a dead man ; and every living soul died in
the sea. And the third angel poured out his vial u])on the rivers
and fountains of waters ; and they became blood. And I heard
the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, Lord, which art,
and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. For they
have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given
them blood to drink ; for they are worthy. And I heard another
out of the altar say. Even so. Lord God Almighty, true and right-
eous are thy judgments. And the fourth angel poured out his vial
upon the sun ; and power was given unto him to scorch men with
fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the
name of God, which hath power over these plagues : and they re-
pented not to give him glory. And the fifth angel poured out
his vial upon the seat of the beast ; and his kingdom was full of
darkness ; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, and blasphemed
the God of heaven, because of their pains and their sores, and re-
pented not of their deeds. And the sixth angel poured out his
vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was
dried up, that "the way of the kings of the east might be pre-
pared

And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and
there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the
throne, saying, It is done. And there were voices, and thunders,
and lightnings ; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not
since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so
great. And the great city was divided into three parts, and the
cities of the nations fell : and great Babylon came in remembrance
before God, to give unto her tl)C Clip of tl}e toillC of tllC ficrcc-
ncss of Ijis UJratl). And every island fled away, and the moun-
tains were not found. And there fell upon men a great hail out of
heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blas-
phemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague
thereof was exceeding great.

I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from
God out of heaven, pi-epared as a bride adorned for her husband.

^ub tl)crc 3l)aU in no toisc enter into it

anything that defileth, neitiier whatsoever worketh abomination,
or maketh a lie : but they which are written in the Lamb's book
of life.

For tDitl)0ttt are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and
murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.



Revelation,
xxi. 2, 'SI.



Revelation,
xxii. 15.



XX.



UepEntattre,



Gen. vi. 5-7.



Leviticus,

xxvi. 27,

37-42.



Numbers,
xxiii. 19.



Peuteron.
iv. 3U, 31.



Deuleron.

XXX. 1-3, <J,

10.



And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the
earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was
only evil continually. And it rcpcutt'b t\)C £orb that he had
made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the
Lord said, J mill bcstrOV) man whom I have created from the face
of the earth ; both man and beast, and the creeping thing, and the

fowls of the air; for it rcpcutctl) me tl)at S i]civc mabc l\)cm.

If ye will not hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto me ;

ye shall have no power to stand before your

enemies. And ye shall perish among the heathen, and the land of
your enemies shall eat you up. And they that are left of you shall
pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands ; and also in the
iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them. J[f t\)C\)
sljall confess tl)cir iniquitji, anb tl)e iniquitt] of t!)cir fatl)crs^
tuitl) tl)cir trcs]3iiss tol)ic!) tl)cii trcspasscb "against nu% anb
tljat also tl]cn l)aiic malkcb contrarn unto fnc ; anh tijat 3
also l)rtuc toalkcii contravt} unto tlicmrnnb \)avc brongl)t tl)em
into tl)C lanb of tl]cir enemies; if tl)en their nncircnmciscb
l)earts be Ijnmbleli, anli tljen tl)cn accept of tl)c pnnisljment
of tijeir iniqnitn : then will 1 remember my covenant with Jacob,
and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abra-
ham will I remember ; and I will remember the land.

God is not a man, that he should lie ; neither the son of man,
tl)at \]c sl)onlb repent: ijatlj l)c saib, anb sijall l)c not bo it?
or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good ?

When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come
upon thee, even in the latter days, if tl)On tnrn tO tl)e £orb tl)n

©ob, anb sl)alt be obebient nnto l)is uoicc; (for the Lord thy
God is a merciful God ;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy
thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which he sware unto them.

It shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon
thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and
thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations whither the

Lord thy God hath .Irivcn {hoc, nnb sl)alt retnm nnto tl)e Corb

tl)n <^ob, anb sl]alt Obcij Ijis uoicc according to all thai I com-
mand thee this day, thou Tind thy children, toiti) all ll)ine Ijeart,



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a\\b roiti) oil tl)l} SOnl ; that then the Lord thy God will turn thy
captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and
gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath

scattered thee The Lord will again rejoice over

thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers : if thou shalt hearken
unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments
and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if

tl)ou turn unto tl)c Corb tl)ii ^ob roitl) all tijine l)cort anb
uiitl) all tl)Ti soul.

And the children of Israel cried unto the Lord, saying, "We
have sinned against thee, both because we have forsaken our God,
and also served Baalim. And the Lord said unto the children of
Israel, Did not I deliver you from the Egyptians, and from the
Amorites, tVom the children of Amnion, and from the Philistines ?
The Zidoniaus also, and the Amalekites, and the Maonites did op-
press you ; and ye cried to me, and I delivered you out of their
hand. Yet ye have forsaken me, and served other gods : wherefore
I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods which ye
have chosen ; let them deliver you in the time of your tribula-
tion.

And the children of Israel said unto the Lord, We have sin-
ned : do thou unto us whatsoever seemeth good unto thee ; deliver
us only, we pray thee, this day. QVnb tilCJl put amax) tI)C Strange

gobs from among tl)em, anb scrucb ll)e Corb : and his so'ul
was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, J[f nc bo
return unto tl)e Corb roitl) all nour l)earts, tl)cn put atDifti tl)e
strange gobs, anb Qlsl)tarotl), from among nou, ani prepare
nour l)earts unto tl)c Corb, anb serue l)im onlji : and he will
deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines.

Then came the word of the Lord unto Samuel, saying, 3t re-
pentctl) me tijat 3 \)avc set up Saul to be king : for he is turned

back from following me, and hath not performed my command-
ments. And it grieved Samuel ; and he cried unto the Lord all
night And Samuel said unto him, (J|)e Corb

l)atl} rent tl)c kingbom of Israel from tl)ec tl)is baji, and hath

ffiven it to a neio-bour of thine that is better than thou. And also
the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent : foi' he is not a man,

that he should repent And Samuel came no

more to see Saul until the day of his death : nevertheless Samuel
mourned for Saul : and the Lord repcuteb that he had made Saul
king over Israel.

And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to
destroy it, the Lord repcnteb l)im of tl)e euil, and said to the
angel that destroyed the people, It is enough : stag nou) lljine
l)anb.



Judges,
X. 10-10.



1 Sam. vli. 3.



1 Samuel,

XY. 10, 11,28,

29, 35.



2 Samuel,
xxiv. 16.



650



REPENTANCE.



1 Kings,

viii. ^2, 23,

30, 33-40,

44-49.



And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord in the presence
of all the congregation of Israel, [at the dedication of the temple,]
and spread forth his hands toward heaven : and he said, Loi'd God
of Israel, there is no God like thee, in heaven above, or on earth
beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with thy servants that

walk before thee with all their heart : Hearken

thou to the supplication of thy servant, and of thy people Israel,
when they shall pray toward this place : and hear thou in heaven
thy dwelling-place : and when thou hearest, forgive

When thy people Israel be smitten down before the enemy,
because they have sinned against thee, anb sijall turn actCliu to
tl^ec, and confess thy name, and pray, and make su])plication unto
thee in this house : tlien hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin
of thy people Israel, and bring them again unto the land which
thou gavest unto their fathers.

When heaven is shut up, and there is no rain, because they
have sinned against thee ; if they pray toward this place, and con-
fess thy name, a\ib turil from tl)cir sin, when thou afflictest them :
then hear thou in heaven, and forgive the sin of thy servants, and
of thy people Israel, that thou teach them the good way wherein
they should walk, and give rain upon thy land, which thou hast
given to thy people for an inheritance.

If there be in the land famine, if there be pestilence, blasting,
mildew, locust, or if there be caterpillar ; if their enemy besiege
them in the land of their cities, whatsoever plague, whatsoever sick-
ness there be ; what prayer and su|)plication soever be made by anv
man, or by all thy people Israel, voljicl) sljall kuou) CDCrn mail
tl]C plague of Ijis Ottin l)cart, and spread forth his hands toward
this house: then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling-place, and for-
give, and do, aiib giuc to cucrn man according to l)is tnans,
toljOSe l)Cart tl)OU knorocst; (tor thou, even thou only, knowest
the hearts of all the children of men ;) that they may fear thee all
the days that they live in the land which thou gavest unto our
fathers

If thy people go out to battle against their enemy, whitherso-
ever thou shalt send them, and shall pray unto the Lord toward the
city which thou hast chosen, and toward the house that I have built
for thy name : then hear thou in heaven their prayer and their sup-
plication, and maintain their cause. If they sin against thee, (for
there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them,
and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away ca]>
tiv*'s unto the land of the enemy, far or near; yet if tl)Ct} sl)aU
bctllink tlicmsclncs in the land whither they were carried caji-
tivcs, anb repent, ;iiid make supplication unto thee in the land of

them that carried them captives, saning, tDc l)aiic sinncb, anb
l)aiic bone pcrncrGcln, U)c l)aiic committeb mickcbncss; anb
so return unto tl)ec mitl) all tl)eir l)cart, anb mitl) all tl)eir
soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive,



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and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their
fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I
have built for thy name : tlien hear thou their prayer and tlieir
supplication in heaven thy dwelling-place, and maintain their
cause.

It came to pass, when the king [Josiah] had heard the words
of tlie book of the law, that he rent his clothes. And the king
commanded Hilkiah the pi-iest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan,
and Achbor the son of Michaiah, and Shaphan, the scribe, and
Asahiah a servant of the king's, saying, Go ye, inquire of the Lord
for me, and for the people, and for all Judah, concerning the words
of this book that is found : for great is the wrath of the Lord that
is kindled against us, because our fathers have not hearkened unto
the words of this book, to do according unto all that which is writ-
ten concerning us. So Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam, and Achbor,
and Shaphan, and Asahiah, went unto Huldah the prophetess, the
wife of Shallum the son of Tikvah, the son of Harhas, keeper of
the wardrobe; (now she dwelt in Jerusalem in the college;) and
they communed with her.

And she said unto them. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel,
Tell the man that sent you to me. Thus saith the Lord, Behold, I
will bring evil upon this place, and upon the inhabitants thereof,
even all the words of the book which the king of .Judah hath read :
because they have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto other
gods, that they might provoke me to anger with all the works of
their hands ; therefore my wrath shall be kindled against this place,
and shall not be quenched. But to the king of Judah which sent
you to inquire of the Lord, thus shall ye say to him, Thus saith the
Lord God of Israel, As touching the words which thou hast heard;
because tl)ine l)eavt mas tenber, a\xb tl)on Ijast Ijumbleb tljn-

Self before tl)e i!orb, when thuu heaidest what I spake against
this place, and against the inhabitants thereof, that they should be-
come a desolation and a curse, attb l)ast rent tl)11 clotl)es, anb
toept before nte; I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. Behold
therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be
gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all
the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the

kinij word ao-ain

And like unto him was there no king before him, tl}at turueb

to tlie Corb tnitli all l)is beart, anb toitb all bis sonl, anb mil)
all l)is niigbt. accorbiug to all tl)e iaxo of iUoscs : neither after
him arose there any like him.

The Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said unto him, I
liave heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to myself for an
house of sacrifice. If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if
I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence
among my people; if mn people, xa\)k\) arc calleb bti ntn name,



2 Kin^s,

xxii. 11-20,

xxiii. 25.



2 Chronicles,
vii. 12-14.



652



REPENTANCE.



2 Chronicles,
XV. 3, 4.



2 Chronicles,
XXX. 6-9.



2 Chronicles,
XXX. 18, 19.



2 Chronicles,

xxxiii. 11-13,

15, 10.



Job,
xl. 13-18.



sljall Ijumblc tl)cmsclocs, aiib pxan, anh seek tnn face, axxb

turn from tijeir roickeb mans; then will I hear from heaven, and
will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

For a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and
without a teaching priest, and without law. But when they in
their trouble bib turii uttto tl)e Zoxtf ©ob of Jsracl, mib

SOUgljt l)int, he was found of them.

The posts went with the letters from the king and his princes
throughout all Israel and Judah, and according to the command-
ment of the king, saying, Ye children of Israel, turu again UlltO

tl)e l!orb (3o^ of ':^bral)am, Ssaac, anb SsracI, and he will
return to the remnant of you that are escaped out of the hand of
the kings of Assyria. And be not ye like your lathers, and like
your brethren, which trespassed against the Lord God of their
fathers, who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see. Now
be ye not stitf-necked, as your fathers were, but yiclb yoitrselucs
unto tl)C £orb, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanc-
tified forever : and serve tlie Lord your God, that the fierceness of
his wrath may turn away from you. For if ye tUVU again nntO
tl)C Corb, your brethren and your children shall find compassion
before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again
into this land : for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and
will not turn away his face from you, if jjc return untO i)iin.

A multitude of the people, even many of Ephraim, and
Manasseh, Issachar, and Zebulun, had not cleansed themselves, yet
did they eat the passover otherwise than it was written. But Hez-
ekiah prayed for them, saying, The good Lord pardon every one

tl}at ^jrcparetl) l)is l)eart to seek (6ob, tlje £orb ©ob of l)is
fatljers, though he be not cleansed according to the purification of
the sanctuary.

The Lord brought upon them the captains of the host of the
king of Assyria, which took Manasseh among the thorns, and
bound him with fetters, and carried him to Babylon. And when
he was in aftlietion, he besought the Lord his God, anb IjUlubleb

l}imsclf grcatin before tlje (Sob of l)is fathers, and prayed

unto him : and he was entreated of him, and heard his sup])lica-
tion, and brought him again to Jerusalem into his kingdom. Then
Manasseh knew that the Loid he was God

li\\b l)e took aroaii tl)e strange gobs, anb tl)e ibol out
of tl)c 1)0U5C of tl)e Corb, anb all tlje altars tijat l)e Ijab built
in il}c mount of tl)e Ijousc of tl)c t!orb, anb in Jerusalem,

anb cast tl)Cm out of tl)e Citn. And he rei)aircd the altar of the
Lord, and sacrificed thereon peace-otierings and thank-otierings, and
commanded Judah to serve the Lord God of Israel.

If thou prepare tl)ine Ijeart, <iiid stretch out thine hands
toward him ; if iniquitn be in tl)ine l)anb, put it far araan, and

let not wickedness (Iwelfin thv tabernacles.



REPENTANCE.



653



For then slialt tliou lift up tliy foce without spot ; yea, thou
shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear : because thou shalt forget thy
misery, and remember it as waters that pass away ; and thine age
shall be clearer than the noon-day : thou shalt shine forth, thou
shalt be as the morning. And thou shalt be secure, because there
is hope ; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy
rest in safety.

Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace : thereby
good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his
mouth, and lay up his woids in thine heart. Sf tl)Ott rCtUtU tO

tl}c Qllmigl)tr), tliou slialt be built n|], tl)oiT slinlt put atunj] in-
iquitn far from tl)ii tabernacles. Then shalt thou lay up gold as
dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. Yea, the
Almighty shall be thy defence, and thou shalt have plenty of silver.
For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt
lift up thy face unto God, Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him,
and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows. Thou shalt
also decree a thing, and it shalt be established unto thee : and the
light shall shine upon thy ways. When men are cast down, then
thou shalt say, There is lifting up ; and he shall save the humble
person.

He shall pray unto God, and be will be favourable unto him :
and he shall see his face with joy : for he will render unto man his
righteousness. He looketh upon men, a\ib if UUn sail, 3 [}(lVt

sinncb, anh peruertcb tl)at U)l)icl) toas riigl)t, auS il profiteb
inc not : he will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his
life shall see the light.

Surely it is meet to be said unto God, 3 Ijaoe borue ci)as-
tiscment, 3 mill not offenb ann more : tliat roljicl) J see not
teaci) tl}OU me : if 3 l)auc bone iniquitn, 3 toill bo no more.

If they be bound in fetters, and be holden in cords of afflic-
tion ; then he sheweth them their work, and their transgressions
that they have exceeded. He openeth also their ear to discipline,
and commandeth that they return from iniquitn.

Job answered the Lord, and said, I know that thou canst do
everything, and that no thought can be w'ithholden from thee.

Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge ? therefore
have I uttered that I understood not ; things too wonderful for me,
which I knew not. Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak : I will
demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. I have heard of thee
by the hearing of the ear : but now mine eye seeth thee: V3l)CXC-

fore 3 abl)or mnself, anb repent in bust arib uslies.

God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked
every day. Jlf |)c tum UOt, he will whet his sword ; he hath bent
bis bow, and made it ready.

Thou desirest not sacrifice ; else would I give it : thou delight-



Job,
xxii. 21-29.



Job,
xxxiii. 26-28.



Job, •
xxxiv. 31, 32.



Job,
xxxvi. a-10.



Job, xlii. 1-6.



Ps.vii. 11, 12.



Pg. li. 16, 17.



654



REPENTANCE.



Proverbs,
i. SfZ 23.



Proverbs,
xxviii. 13.



Is. 1. 16-18.



Is. ix. 13, 14.



Isaiah,
xxii. W-14.



Is. xxxi. 6-8.



Is. xl. 3, 4.



Ktinh,
Xliv. 21, 22.



I8.lv. 6,7.



est not in burnt-ofFering. The sacrifices of God are a bvokcil

spirit: a broken a\\b a contrite Ijeart, O God, tliou wilt not

despise.

How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity ? and the
scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge ? (Sum
tlOtt at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I
will make known my words unto you.

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper : but whoso con-
fcssctl) anb forsakcti) tijcm, shall have mercy.

toasi) 110U, make jiou dean; put amaji tl}c cuil of jionr

boings from before mine ejies; cease to do evil; learn to do
well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless,
plead for the widow. Come noU), and let us reason together, saith
the Lord;

The people turuetl) UOt UUtO l)im tliat smitetl) tl)em, neither
do they seek the Lord of hosts. Therefore the Lord will cut otf
from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one day.

In that day did the Lord God of hosts call to toeeping, nnb

to mourning, anb to balbncss, anb to girbing toitl) sack-

clotl) : Jind behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep,
eating flesh, and drinking wine : let us eat and di'ink ; for to-mor-
row we shall die. And it Avas revealed in mine ears by the Lord
of hosts. Surely this iniquity shall not be purged from you till ye
die, saith the Lord God of hosts.

2[urn ne unto l)im from m\]om tlje cl)ilbren of Israel
l)aiie beepli] reuolteb. For in that day cuern man 5l)all cast
aujan Ijis ibols of siluer, anb l)is ibols of golb, which your

own hands have made unto you for a sin.

Then shall the Assyrian fall with the sword, not of a mighty
man ; and the sword, not of a mean man, shall devour him.

The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, prepare tie

tl}e toan of tl)e Corb, make straigljt in t\]c bescrt a l)igl)U)ar!

for our (Sob. Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain
and hill shall be made low : and the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough places plain.

Remember these, Jacob and Israel ; for thou art my servant :
I have formed thee ; thou art my servant : O Israel, thou shalt not
be forgotten of me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, thy trans-
gressions, and as a cloud, thy sins : rcturu untO me ; for I have
redeemed thee.

Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him
! he is near: let ll)e uiickeb forsake Ijis loan, anb tl)c un-
rightcons man Ijis tl)ougl)ts : anb let l)im relurn unto tl)c

torb, anil he will have nu^rcy upon him; and to our God, fur he
will abumlantly pardon.



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