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and he died.

And they [the Israelites] were helped against them, and the
Hagarites were delivered into their hand, and all that were with
them ; for tI)Cl] cricb to (5ob ill tl)C battle, and he was entreated
of them; bcctfuse tljeji put tijcir trust in l)im.

Now in the eighteenth year of king Jei-oboam began Abijah
to reign over Judah. He reigned three years in Jerusalem, lli-s
mother's name also was Michaiah the daughter of Uriel of Gibeah.
And there was war between xVbijah and Jeroboam. And Abijah
set the battle in array with an army of valiant men of war, even
four hundred thousand chosen men : Jeroboam also set the battle
in arra}' against him with eight hundred thousand chosen men,
being mighty men of valour.

And Abijah stood up upon mount Zemaraim, which is in
mount Ephraim,and said. Hear me, thou Jeroboam, and all Israel;
Ought ye not to know that the Lord God of Israel gave the king-
dom over Israel to David forever, even to him and to his sons by a



1 Chron. v.
20.



2Chron. xiii.
1-5, 12-18.



708



IMPORTANCE OF FAITH,



2 Chron. xvi.
1-3, 7-9.



2 Chron. xx.
1-4, 14-21.



covenant of salt? And behold, God himself is

with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumjiets to
cry alarm against you. children of Israel, fight ye not against
the Lord God of your fathers ; for ye shall not prosper.

But Jeroboam caused an arabushment to come about behind
them : so they were before Judali and the ambushment was be-
hind them. And when Judah looked back, behold, the battle
was before and behind ; aitb tl)Cn iXlch UlltO tl)C Cotb, anb tl)e

;priests sonnbcb uiitl) tl)c trunrpets. (Hljcntljc men of Jnbal)
Qavc a sljont: anb ns tl)c men of Jnbali sl]ontcb, it came to
pass, tijat (5ob smote Jeroboam anb all Jsrael before '^Xbija I)

anb Jubal). And the children of Israel fled before Judah : and
God delivered them into their hand. And Abijah and his people
slew them with a great slaughter : so there fell down slain of Israel
five hundred thousand chosen men.

Thus the children of Israel were brought under at that time,
and the children of Judah prevailed, bccauSC i\)CV) relieb npon

tl)C £orb (3oh of tljcir fatl)ers.

In the six and thirtieth year of the reign of Asa, Baasha king
of Israel came up against Judah, and built Ramah, to the intent
that he might let none go out or come in to Asa king of Judah.

Then Asa brought out silver and gold out of the treasures of
the house of the Lord and of the king's honse, and sent to Ben-
hadad king of Syria, that dwelt at Damascus, saying, There is a
league between me and thee, as there was between my father and
thy father : behold, I have sent thee silver and gold ; go, break thy
league with Baasha king of Israel, that he may depart from me.

And at that time Hanani the seer came to Asa

king of Judah and said unto him, Becanse tl)Ott l]ast relieb OM

tl}e king of S|iria, anb not relieb on tl]c Corb tl)n (!?ob,

therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thine hand.
Were not the Ethiopeans and the Lubims a huge host, with very
many chariots and horsemen ? yet, bccanSC tl)On bibst reljl Oil
tl]C Corb, he delivered them into thine hand. For the eyes
of tlie J^onl run to and fro throughout the whole earth, tO sl)ett)

l)im3clf Strong in tlje bel)alf of tljem tDl)ose Ijeart is perfect

tOCOarb l)im. Herein thou hast done foolishly : therefore from
henceforth thou shalt have wars.

It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and
the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammo-
nites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. Then there came some
that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great midtitiule
against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria; and behold,
tlx-y b«! in TIazazon-tamar, which is En-gedi. And Jehosha})liat
feared, anb set Ijimself to seek tlje ilorb, and proclaimed a fa.st
throughout all .ludah. And Judah gathered themselves togethei-,



IMPORTANCE OF FAITH,



709



to ask help of the Lord ; even out of all the cities of Judah they

came to seek the Lord

Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the
son of Jeie], the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph,
came the Spirit of the Lord in the midst of the congregation ; and
he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and thou king Jehosphaphat, Thus saith the Lord unto you, Be
not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude ; for the
battle is not yours, but God's. To-morrow go ye down against
them : behold, they come up by the clitf of Ziz ; and ye shall find
them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. ^e
sl)all not ncct) to fi9l)t in tl)is bank : set nourselucs, stanb
nc still, anb scctlicsaluation of tlic tloriiimtl] nou, (D Jubal)
anb JJcrnsalcm : fear not, nor be iiismaneb ; lo-morrom go
out ngainst tl]em : for tl)c I'orD ujill be roitl] nou.

And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground :
and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the
Lord, worshipping the Lord. And the Levites, of the children of
the Kohathites, and of the children of the Korhites, stood up to
praise the Lord God of Israel with a loud voice on high.

And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the
wilderness of Tekoa : and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood
and said. Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem ;

Selieoc in tl)C £orIi nour (!5oii, so sljall jie be estabUsl)c5;
bclieue l)is prop!)ets, so sljall ne ijrosper. And when he had

consulted with the people, he appointed singers unto the Loid, and
that should praise the beauty of holiness, as they went out before
the army, and to say, Praise the Lord ; for his mercy endureth
forever.

'2.nli xo\)cn tljen began to sing anb to praise, tljc Corb
set ambusljments a~gainst tl)c cl)ilbren of QVmmon, iUoab,
anb mount Seir, ujljicl) were come against Jubal) ; anb tljeg

toere smitten. For the children of Ammon and Moab stood up
against the inhabitants of mount Seir, utterly to slay and destroy
them : and when they had made an end of the inhabitants of Seir,
every one helped to destroy another. And when Judah came
toward the watch tower in the wilderness, they looked unto the
multitude, and, behold, they were dead bodies fallen to the earth,
and none escaped.

Let all those tl)at put tl)cir trust in tljCC rejoice : let them
ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them : let them also
that love thy name be joyful in thee.

Preserve me, O God : for in t!)ec ho 3 put mg trUSt.

Shew thy marvellous loving-kindness, O thou that savest by
thy right hand tl)em u)l)icl) jjut tl)eir trust in tl)CC from those
that rise up against them.



Psalm V. 11.

Psalm xvi . 1.
Ps. .wii. 7.



710



IMPORTANCE OF FAITH.



Ps. xviii. SO-



PS. XX. 7, 8.



Psalm xxi.
1, 6, 7.



Psalm xxii.
4,5.



Ps. xxvi. 1.



Psalm xxvii.
13, 14.



Ps. xxviii. 7.



Psalm xxxi.
19-'J4.



Ps. xxxil. 10.



Ps. xxxiii
18-5!2.



As for God, his way is perfect : the word of the Lord is tried :
he is a buckler tO all tljOSC tljilt trUSt ill l)im.

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : but we will I'e-
member the name of the Lord our God. ®I)C2 (lYC bl"OUgl)t

bouju anb fallen : bnt toe are risen, anb stanb npriglit.

The king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord ; and in thy sal-
vation how greatly shall he rejoice ! For thou

hast made him most blessed forever: thou hast made him exceed-
ing glad with thy countenance. £ot tl]C king tVUStetl) in tl)e

Corb, anb tijrougl) lljc mcrcn of tl)e iUost tjigl) l)c sljali not
be moucb.

Our fathers trusted in thee : tl)CT) ttUSteb, anb ll)OU bibst
beliucr tljcnt. They cried unto thee, and were delivered : they
trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

Judge me, O Lord ; for I have walked in mine integrity : I
have trusted also in the Lord; tl)crefore J el)aU not slibe.

I had fainted, nnless I had believed to see the goodness of
the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord : be of

goob courage, anb l)e 6l)all strengtijen tijine l)cart : wait, I

say, on the Lord.

The Lord is my strength, and my shield ; ntn Ijeart trnsteb
in l)im, anb jj am Ijclpcb : tlierefore my heart greatly rejoiceth ;
and with my song will 1 praise him.

Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for
them that fear thee ; which thou hast wrought for tl)ein tl)at
trnst in tl)ee before the sons of men ! Thou shalt hide them in
the seciet of thy presence from the pride of man : thou shalt keep
them secretly in a pavilion fi-ora the strife of tongues.

Blessed be the Lord : for he hath shewed me his marvellous
kindness in a strong city. For I said in my haste, I am cut off
from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my
supplications when 1 cried unto thee. O love the Lord, all ye his
saints : for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully reward-
eth the proud doer. Be of good coui-age, and he shall strengthen

your heart, ail jie tl)at l)ope in tlje l^orb.

Many sorr(nvs shall bo to the wickccl : Imt |)C tijat tmstetl)

in tl)e liorb, mercji sljall compasG l)im about.

Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon
tljcm tl)at l)ope in Ijis mercn ; to deliver their soul from death,
and 1(1 ket'p llicni alive in t'aniiiic.

Our S(nil waitolh for tln' Lord : he is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in liini. bccause UU* jjauc tVUStcb in
l)is l]Cihj name. L''t thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, accovbilig
UG u)c l)opc in tl)ec.



IMPORTANCE OF FAITH.



711



I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from
all my fears. ®1)CS loolicb UlltO l)im, (lixb UJCtC UgljlCllcb :
and their faces were not ashamed. Ti^i^s poor man cried, and the
Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel
of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and de-
livereth them. O taste and see that the Lord is good : blessed is
the man that trusteth in him. O fear the Lord, ye his saints : for
there is no want to them that fear him.

The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants : and none of
them tl)at trust in l)im shall be desolate.

Trust in the Lord, and do good ; go sljalt tljOU bujcll in tllC
lanb, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the
Lord ; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit
thy way unto the Lord ; trust also in him; anb \]C sljilll bring
it to paes. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the
light, and thy judgment as the noon-day. Rest in the Lord, and
wait patiently for him.

Evil doers shall be cut off : but those that wait upon the Lord,

tben shall inlicrit tl)e eartl).

Wait on the Lord, and keep his way, anb l)C sljClll C^ealt tl)CC
to inl)crit tl)C lunb : when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.

The salvation of the righteous is of the Lord : he is their
strength in the time of trouble. And the Lord shall help them,
and deliver them : he shall deliver them from the wicked, and save

them, because tl)C2 trust in l)im.

I waited patiently for the Lord; anb l]e inclineb untO
tne, anb Ijcavb mi1 crn- He brought me up also out of an honi-
ble pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet ujjon a rock, and es-
tablished my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth,
even praise unto our God : many shall see it, and fear, and shall
trust in the Lord. Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his
trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

I am like a green olive-tree in the house of God : I trust in
the mercy of God forever and ever.

As for me, I will call upon God anb tl)C Corb sljall sauc
inc. Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry
aloud : and he shall hear my voice. He hath delivered my soul
in peace from the battle that was against me : for there were many
with me. Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain
thee : he shall never sutler the righteous to be moved.

When I cry unto thee, tl)cn sl}all mine enemies turn back :

this I know ; for God is for me. In God will I praise his word:
in the Lord will I praise his word. In God have I put my trust :
I will not be afi-aid what man can do unto me.



Ps. xxxiv.

4-tl.



Psalm
xxxiv. 22.



Psalm
xxxvii. 3-7.



Ps. xxxvii. 9.



Psalm
xxxvii. 34.



Ps. xxxvii.
33, 40.



Ps. xl. 1-4.



Ps. lii. 8.



Psalm Iv.
IG, 17, 2-2.



Ps. Ivi. 9-11.



712



IMPOETANCE OF FAITH,



Ps. Ixxxiv.

5-7.



Psalm
Ixxxiv. 12.

Ps. Ixxxvi. 2.



Ps. xci. 1-13.



Ps.cvi. 24-27.



Psalm
cxv. <J-11.



Psalm
cxix. 41-43.



p8. cx\x. Cf).
P«. cxxv. 1.



Blessed is the man whose strength is in tliee ; in whose
lieart are the ways of them. "Who passing through the valle}' of
Baca make it aMell; the rain also filleth the pools. ®l)Ct] QCT

from strcngtl) to strcngtl), cucrg one of tljcm in Zion a|)-
pciirctl) before (P>ob.

O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Preserve my soul ; for I am holy : O thou my God, save thy

servant tl)at trnstetl] in tijec.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High sl)all

abxbe luibcx t\)c el)abotD of tl)c '!^lmigl)t2. I will say of tlie
Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress : my God ; in him will I
trust. Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,
and from the noisome pestilence. He shall cover thee with his
feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust : his truth shall be
thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by
night ; nor for the arrow that flieth by day ; nor for the pesti-
lence that walketh in darkness ; nor for the destruction that wasteth
at noon-day. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand
at thy right hand ; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with
thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

jl3ccausc tl)ott Ijnst mabc tlje Corb tol)icl) is mii refuge, eticn
tl)e iUost i)igl], tl)n l)abitation; tljerc sliall no cuil befall

tl)ec, neither shall any })higue come nigli thy dwelling. For he
shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dcish thy foot
against a stone. Thou shalt tiead upon the lion and adder : the
young lion and the dragon shalt thou trann)le under feet.

They despised the pleasant land, t\)c^ belieueb not l)is IDOrb :
but murmured in their tents, and hearkened not unto the voice of
the Lord. (JljereforC he lifted up his hand against them, to over-
throw them iu the wilderness : to overthrow their seed also
among the nations, and to scatter them in the lands.

O Israel, trust thou in the Lord : l)C is tl)eir l)clp a\\b tljeir
sl)ielb. O Iiouse of Aaron, trust in the Lord : he is their help
and tlii;ir shield. Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord : he is
their help and their shield.

Let thy mercies come also unto me, O Lord, even thy salva-
tion, according to thy word. So shall T have wlnMowitli to answer
him that reproacheth me : for 3 trttSt in tljn roorb. And take
not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth ; for 3 Ijaue l)Opeb
in ll)n jubgments.

'i'tach m.' good judgment and knowledge: for JJ IjrtDC bc-
iicocb tl]ij commanbments.

'I'lh y tli:it trust in th.' Lord shall be as mount Zion, U)l)icl)
cannot be remoueb, but abiiietl) forcuer.



IMPORTANCE OF FAITH.



713



Tlie Lord taketb pleasure in them that fear him, in tljOSC tl)at

l)opc in l)is nicrcn.

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto
thine own understandino;. In all thy ways acknowledge him, aiib
\)c sI)aU bircct tl)n |)tUl)S.

Commit thy works unto the Lord, a\\b ll)l] tl}OUgl)tS sl)all
be establisl)cb.

Whoso trusteth in the Lord, Ijtippj} is l)C.

The name of the Lord is a strong tower : the righteous run-
neth into it, nnb is safe.

He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be made fat.

The fear of man bringeth a snare : but whoso putteth his
trust in the Lord shall be safe.

Every word of God is pure : he is a shield unto them tl)at

^int tl)cir trust in l)im.

Wo unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they
may follow strong drink ; that continue until night till wine in-
flame them ! And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe,
and wine, are in their feasts: but tl)Cn regard not tI)C morli of

tl)e £orb, ncitljcr ronsibcr the operation of his l)anbs.

It was told the house of David, saying, Syria is confederate
with Ephraim. And his heart was moved, and the heart of his
people, as the trees of the wood are moved with the wind. Then
said the Lord unto Isaiah, Go forth now to meet Ahaz, thou, and
Shear-Jashub thy son, at the end of the conduit of the upper |)ool
in the highway of the fuller's field ; and say unto him, Take
heed, and be quiet ; fear not, neither be faint-hearted for the two
tails of these smoking fire-brands, for the fierce anger of Rezin
with Syria, and of the son of Remaliah. Because Syria, Ephraim,
and the son of Remaliah, have taken evil counsel against thee,
saying. Let us go up against Judah, and vex it, and let us make a
breach therein for us, and set a king in the midst of it, even the
son of Tabeal : thus saith the Lord God, It shall not stand,
neither shall it come to pass. For the head of Syria is Damascus,
and the head of Damascus is Rezin ; and within threescore and
five years shall Ephraim be broken, that it be not a people. And
the head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is Re-

maliah's son. Jf jic u)iU not bclicue, surelji jie shall not be
establisheb.

The Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, 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 confederacy ; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. Sanctify
the Lord <;if hosts himself; and let hitn be your fear, and let him

be your dread, '^n'b hc shall be for a sanctuarn.



Ps.cxhii. 11.



Prov. iLi.5,6.



Prov. xvi. 3.



Prov. xvi. 20.

Proverbs,
xviii. 10.

Proverbs,
xxviii. 25.

Proverbs,
xxix. 25.

Prov. XXX. 5.



Is. V. 11, 12.



Is. vii. 2-9.



Is. viii. 11-14



714



IMPORTANCE OF FAITH.



Is. XXV. 9.



Is. xxvi. 3, 4.



Is. xxviii. 16.



Is. XXX. 1-7.



Isaiali,
XXX. i;>-18.



Is. xl. 30, 31.



la. I. 10.



And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God ; tDC \)Clt)C
toaitcb for l)im, anb 1)C roill save us : this is the Lord ; we
have waited for him, we will be glad and rejoice in his salvation.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on
thee : because l)C trustetl) in tliee. Trust ye in the Lord for-
ever : for ill the Lord JEII(JVAII is everlastins: strentrth.

Thus saitb the Lord God, Behold, I lay iu Zion for a founda-
tion a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure founda-
tion : |)c tljnt belienetl) sljall not make Ijnste.

Wo to the rebellious children, saith the Lord, that take coun-
sel, but not of me ; and that cover with a covering, but not of my
Spirit, that they may add sin to sin : that walk to go down into
Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth ; to strengthen themselves
in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt !

Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and
the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion. For his princes
were at Zoan, and his ambassadors came to Hanes. They were all
ashamed of a people that could not profit them, nor be an help nor
profit, but a shame, and also a reproach. The burden of the beasts
of the south : into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence
come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery flying serpent,
they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of j'oung asses, and
their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall
not profit them. For the Egyptians shall help in vain, ami to no
purpose: therefore have I cried concerning this, (J^ljcir Stveugtl)

is to sit still.

For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel ; 3u re-
turning anb rest sljall ne be saueb • in quietness anb iu
confibeiue sl)all be jiour strengtl) : and ye would not. j'.ut

ye said, No; for we will tlee upon horses; thei'efoi'e .shall ye flee:
and, We wull ride upon the swift ; therefore shall they that pursue
you be swift. One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one ; at
the rebuke of five shall ye flee : till ye be left as a beacon upon
the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on a hill.

And therefore will the Lord wait, that he may be gracious
unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy
upon you : for tlie Lord is a God of judgment : blessed are all they
that wail for l)im.

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men
shall utterly fall : but they tliat loait upOU tl)e Corb shall re-
new tiicir strength ; they shall mount up with wings as eagles ;
they shall run, and not be weary ; and they shall walk, and not
faint.

Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the
voice of his servant, that walkcth in darkness, and hath no light ?



IMPORTAlSrCE OF FAITH.



715



let l)im trust in t!)c name of t\)c £orb, aiib stan upon I)i5
©ob.

Of whom liast tliou been afraid or foared, tliat tliou liast lied,

anb l)nst not rcmcmbcrcb mc, nor laib it to tijn Ijcart? Iiave

not I Iit'Id my peace even of old, and tliou feai'est ine not ? I will
declare thy righteousness, and thy works ; for they shall not profit
thee, when thou eriest, let thy companies deliver thee ; but the
wind shall carry them all away ; vanity shall take them : bttt i)C

tliiU pnttctli liis trust in mc sl)aU possess tl)C lunii, anh sljull
inljcrit mu l)oln mountain.

I will call all the families of the kingdoms of the north, saith
the Loid ; and they shall come, and they shall set every one his
throne at the entering of the gates of Jerusalem, and against all
the walls thereof round about, and against all the cities of Judah.
And I will utter mv iud<>'ments ao-ainst them touching all their
wickedness, who have forsaken me, and have burned incense unto
other gods, and worshipped the works of their own hands.

Thou therefore g-ird up thy loins, and arise, and speak unto

them all that I command thee : bc not bismancb at tl)tnr faccs,
lest J confounb tl)ee before tljcm.

Thus saith the Lord ; Cursed be the man that trusteth in
man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from
the Lord. For he shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall
not see when good cometh ; but shall inhabit the parched places
in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited. Blessed is the
man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is. For
he shall be as a tree planted by the. waters, and that spreadeth out
her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but
her leaf shall be green; and shall not be. careful in the year of
drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.

Now the word of the Lord came unto Jeremiah, while he was
shut up in the court of the prison, saying. Go and speak to Ebed-
raelech the Ethiopian, saying. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the
God of Israel ; Behold, I will bring my words upon this city for
f,vil, and not for good ; and they shall be accomplished in that da}^
before thee. But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord :
and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom
thou art afraid. For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not
fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee : be-
cause tl)ou l)ast put tl)n trust in me, saith the Lord.

The Lord is good nuto tljcm tl)at ujait for l)im, to the soul
that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope anb
fluietlj] wait for the salvation of the Lord.

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and
twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom ; and



Is. Ivii. 11-13.



Jer. i. 15-17.



.ler. xvii. 5-8.



Jer. xxxix.

15-18.



Lam. iii.
25,26.



Dan. vi. 1-24.



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IMPORTANCE OF FAITH,



over these three presidents ; of whom Daniel was first : that the
princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have
no damage. Then this Daniel was pi-eferred above the presidents
and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him ; and the king
thought to set him over the whole realm. Then the presidents and
princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the king-
dom ; but they could find none occasion nor fault ; forasmuch as
he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Then said these men. We shall not find any occasion against this
Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of liis



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