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ARRANGED AND REVISED,
WITH A GLOSSARY, INDEX, AND OCCASIONAL NOTES,
BY JOSIAH PRATT, B.D. F.A.S.
LECTURER OF THE UNITED PARISHES OF ST. MARY WOJLNOTH AND ST. MARY" WOOLCHERCH HAW,
ST. LAWRENCE JEWRY, LONDON, .
CONTENTS OF VOL. IV.
PARAPHRASE ON THE HARD TEXTS IN
NAHUM....................................... 63 1 TIMOTHY..............................
PA RA PHRASE
THE WHOLE DIVINE SCRIPTURE.
la 2 The beginning of the word of the Lord by Hosea. And the LORD said to Hosea, Go, take unto thee a wife of whoredoms and children of whoredoms : for the land hath committed great whoredom, departing from the LORD. When God first revealed his will to Hosea, and gave to him his first charge, the Lord said unto him ; Thy very person and thine actions are prophetical, and thou therein shalt carry a type of the relation betwixt me and the Church of Israel: go, therefore ; and, for a resemblance of my respects to sinful Israel, take unto thee a wife, that hath heretofore been noted for unchastity, howsoever now reclaimed; and beget children of that wife, which was once blemished with knowif fornication : for such is the state of Israel towards me; the land hath been notorious for her spiritual whoredoms, departing from the Lord to abominable idols.
I. 3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son. So, in obedience to the command of God, and for a sign to Israel, the prophet went and took to wife Gomer, the daughter of Diba laim, a woman formerly noted for incontinency; which conceived, and bare him a son.
I. 4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon
the house of Jehu, and will cause to cease the kingdom of the house of And the Lord said unto the prophet Hosea, Call his name Jezreel; for
, ere long, I will avenge upon the posterity of Jehu the blood, which he, in his cruelty and ambition, shed in Jezreel: which