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TO THE READER.

Sthe DEDICATION of the English translation of the BIBLE to king James the first of England seems to be wholly unnecessary for the 1 bulan if edification, and perhaps on some accounts improper to be continued in an American edition, the Editors have substituted a short

pithe translations of the Old and New Testaments from the original Hebrew and Greek in which they were written.
20! Jews tras first committed the care of the sacred Writings and for many ages they were in a manner confined to that chosen people.
Time *s then no need of translations into other languages; yet was the providence of God particularly manifest in their preservation and

The Jews were so faithful to their important trust, that, when copies of the law or the prophets were transcribed, they observed the
buskamp.lous exactness; they not only diligently compared the one with the other, but even counted the number of letters in each book, and
Tingn? and recorded the numbers.
The Fiv translations that were made of the Old Testament were after the Babylonish captivity. They are called the Targums, which word
T!! Jean language signifies Translations. They are also often called the Chaldee Paraphrases ; some of them are exact translations of

meni parts of Scripture; others are properly paraphrases, containing enlargements, explanations, and even additions. Several of them are
JA012, and they are often mentioned by the ancient fatners of the Christian church. Some have affirmed that the five books of Moses and
:? vins,jua were translated into Greek before the days of Alexander the Great. But the most remarkable translation of the Old Testament into

lulled the Septuagint, which, is the opinion of some eminent writers is to be credited, was made in the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus, : : ***) years before the Christian era. At any rate it is undoubtedly the most ancient that is now extant, and on many accounts deserving !!! 1,11; thuigh not to be put on a level with the Hebrew text, as has been sometimes done.

1", le Testament was originally written in Greek ; and no sooner was the gospel spread through the nations than it was found necessary to take the inspired Writings for each into its proper tongue. Some translations of the Od Testament, different from the Septuagint, were

: "Greek from the year of Christ's birth 128 to 200. It is generally believed that the church of Antioch was favoured with a Syrian front of the Bible as early as the year 100. The Ethiopians of Abyssinia have a version of the Bible, which they ascribe to Frumentius,

fourth century. Chrysostom, who lived in the end of the fourth, and Theodoret, who lived in the middle of the fifth century, both inform

They had the Syrian, Indian, Persian, Armenian, Ethiopic, and Scythian versio:)s. The ancient Egyptians had the Scriptures translove pututieir language. The Georgians have a version in their ancient language. The most ancient German translation is supposed to have tine Monde by Ulphilas, A. D. 360. The Old Testament of all these translations, except the Syrian, is taken from the Septuagint, and not inreciately from the Hebrew text.

"I will now give some account of the translations of the Bible into the English language. There have been some who have affirmed that fir. Bishop of Sherburn, who lived in the beginning of the eighth century, translated the Psalms into the Saxon tongue. That however is

??',, as some of the best historians make no mention of it; yet it is possible, as he was a man of great parts, and of great learning for those F**, to said to be the first Englishman who wrote in the Latin language. Abont the same time, or a litile after, Bede, commonly called the "A Bede, translated some parts of the New Testament, some say the whole Bible, but that is not probable, Near 200 years later, king

brated the Psalms into the same language. In 1382 Wicklitř finished his translation of the Bible, which is yet extant ; that is to say,

ire copies of it in some publick and private libraries. All these translations were made from the Vulgate. In the reignof Henry the as veral editions of the Old and New Testaments were published in English; one of the most remarkable is that of William Tyndal in "T'e translations of the New Testament was made from the original Greek, but probably the Old Testament either from the Latin of the

ir the Greek of the Septuagint. This was soon followed by the improvements of Coverdale and Matheys. By order of the king,

Bishop, of Durham, and Heath, Bishop of Rochester, made a new translation, which was published in 1541 : but, not pleasing Henry; ***pressed by authority. In the reign of king Edward the sixth, another translation was made; two editions of which were published, one

ad the other in 1551. In the reign of queen Elizabeth another translation was made, which, being revised by some of the most learned

ops, went by the name of the Bishops''Bible. This professed to be translated from the Hebrew of the Old Testament, and the Greek nu "*, though in some instances, when there was a difference, it preferred the Septuagint to the llebrew. T'n vast circumstance, with some others, induced king James the first to select fifty-four persons, eminent in learning, and particularly well 2. 1234 do'm with the original languages in which the Old anu New Testaments were written, to make a new translation of the whole Bible. In *** 107, forty-seven of those persons, the other seven probably having died, assembled together, and arranged theniselves into committees,

of which a portion was given to translate. They were favoured not only with the best translations, but with the most accurate copies, thu carious readings of the original text.

After about three years assiduous labour, they severally completed the parts assigned them. They nogether, and while one read the translation newly formed, the rest had each a copy of the original text in his hand, or some one of the **sions, and when any difficulty occurred they stopped, till by common consultation it was determined what was most agreeable to thir "riginal

. This translation was first published A. D.'1610, an: is the one which has been ever since that time printed by publick !! and generally used in the British dominions. It may be added with safety, that it has been generally approved by men of learning it!) of all denominations, of which its having never been superseded by any othei, for two hundred years, is a sufficient proof, "lisher has only further to add, that he has made the following impression from the Oxford edition of 1784 by Jackson and Hamilton

en particularly attentive in the revisal and correction of the proof-sheets with the Cambridge edition of 1608 by John Field--with the it editior of 1775 by Kincaid, and, in all variations, with the London edition of 1772 by Eyre and Strahan—that where there was any Venice in words, is in the omission or addition of words, among these, he followed that which appeared to be must agreeable to the Hebrew of Wontanus, and to the Greek of Arias Montanus

and Leusden, and always adopted some one of the above-mentioned English copies as his se urity, except in the node of spelling, in which he has generally followed Johnson.

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GENESIS.
Plagues continued, CHAP. 9

NUMBERS.

Cities of refuge appointed, chap. 19
Plagues continued,
10

The priests' exhortation before

CREATION,

CHAP. 1 | The Israelites borrow jewels, 11 The tribes numbered, CHAP. 1

battle,

20

Formation of Man,
2 Passover instituted,
12 Order of the tribes,

2 Expiation of uncertain murder, 21
The Fall

3 Departure of the Israelites, 13 Levites appointed priests, 3 of humanity toward brethren, 22

Death of Abel,

4 Egyptians drowned,

14 The service of the Kohathites, 4 Divers laws and ordinances,

23

Generations of Adam,

5 The song of Moses,

15 Trial of jealousy,

5 Or divorce,

24

The Ark,

6 Manna and quails sent,

16 Law of the Nazarite,

6 Stripes must not exceed forty, 25

The Deluge,

7 Moses builds an aitar,

17 Offerings of the princes, 7 Of the offering of first-fruits,

26

Waters assuaged,

8 Moses neets his wife and sons, 18 Levites consecrated,

8 | The law to be written on stone, 27

Death of Noah,

9 God's message from Sinai, 19 Passover commanded, 9 Blessings and curses declared, 28

Noah's generations,

10 The ten commandments, 20 The Israelites' march, 10 God's covenant with his people, 29

Babel brilt,

11 Laws against murder,

21 The Ismaelites loathe manna, 11 Mercy promised to the penitent, 30

Call of Abram,

12 Laws against theft, &c.

22 Miriam's leprosy,

12 Moses giveth Joshua a charge, 31

Abram and Lot,

13 Laws against false witness, &c. 23 Delegates search the land, 13 The song of Moses,

32

Battle of the kings,

14 Moses called into the mount, 24 The people murmur at the re- The majesty of God,

Abram's faith,

15 Form of the ark,

25 port,

14 Moses vieweth the land and

Departure of Hagar,

16 Curtains for the ark,

26 Sundry laws given,

15

dieth,

34

Circumcision,

17 Altar of burnt-offering, 27 Korah, Dathan, &c. slau, 16

Abram and the angels, 18 Aaron and liis sons nade priests, 28 Aaron's rod fiourisheth, 17

JOSHUA.

Destruction of Sodom,

19 Priests corsecrated,

29 Portion of the priesis and Le-

Abrabam denieth Sarah, 20 Ransom of souls,

30 vites,

18 Joshua succeedeth Moses, 1

Isaac is born,

21 Moses receiveth the two tables, 31 Law of purification,

19 Rahab concealeth the spies,

Isaac offered up,

22 Golden calf.... Tables broken, 32 Moses smiteth the rock, 20 The waters of Jordan divided,

Death of Sarah,

23 God talketh with Moses,

33 Brazen serpent appointed,

21 Trelve stones for a memorial,

Isaac and Rebekah meet, 24 Tables renewed,

34 Balak sends for Balaam, 22 Manna ceaseth,

Abraham's death;

6

25 Free gifts for the Tabernacle, 35 Balak's sacrifices,

23 Jericho besieged and taken,

Isaac blessed,

7

26 People's liberality restrained, 36 Balaam's prophecy,

24 Achan's sin punished,

Jacob and Esau,

27 Ark, Mercy-seat, &c.

37 Zimri and Cozbi slain,

8

25 Joshua taketh Ai,

Jacob's vision and vow, 28 Sum of the cfferings,

38 Israel numbered,

9

26 The crast of the Gibeonites,

Jacob marrieth Rachel, 29 Holy garments made,

89 Death of Moses foretold,

10

27 The sun and moon stand still,

Birth of Joseph,

30 Tabernacle ancinted,

40 Offerings to be observed, 28 Divers kings conquered, 11

Departure of Jacob,

31

Offerings at feasts,

29 Names of the conquered kings, 12

Jacob and the angel,

32

13

LEVITICUS.

Vows not to be broken,

30 Balaam slain,

Jacob and Esau meet,

33

Midianites spoiled,

14

31 | The inheritance of the tribes,

Shechemites slain,

34 Burnt-offerings,

1 The Reubenites and Gadites The borders of the lot of Judah, 15

Jacob's altar at Beth-el, 35 Meat-offerings,

16

2 reproved,

32 Ephraim's inheritance,

Generations of Esau,

36 Peace-offerings,

3 Journies of the Israelites,

17

33 The lot of Manasseh,

18

Joseph sold by his brethren, 37 Sin-offerings,

4 Borders of the land appointed, 34 The lot of Benjamin,

Judah's incest,

38 Trespass-offerings,

5 Cities of refuge appointed,

19

35 The lot of Simeon,

20

Joseph and his mistress, 89 Trespass-offerings,

6 Gilead's inheritance retained, 36 Cities of refuge, &c.

Pharaoh's butler, &c.

40 Law of trespass-offerings, 7

God giveth Israel resı,

Pharaoh's dreams,

41 Aaron and his sons consecrated, 8 DEUTERONOMY.

The two tribes and half sent

Joseph's brethren in Egypt,

22

42 Aaron's sin-offering,

9

home,

Joseph entertains his brethren, 43 Nadab and Abihu slain, 10 Moses rehearseth God's prom- Joshua's exhortation before his

11 ise,

1

Joseph's policy to his brethren, 44 Unclean beasts,

death,

23

Joseph known to his brethren, 45 Purifications,

24

12 Story of the Edomites, 2 Joshua's death and burial,
Jacob goeth into Egypt, 46 Law of leprosy,

13 Moses prayeth to see Canaan, 3

Joseph presents his brethren, 47 Law for the leper,

14 An exliortation to obedience, 4

JUDGES.

Joseph goeth to his father, 48 Uncleanness of issues,

15 Ten Commandments,

5

Jacob blesseth his sons, 49 Sin-offerings,

16 Obedience to the law enjoined, 6 The acts of Judah and Simeon,

Death of Joseph,

50 Blond forbidden,

17 Strange communion forbidden, 7 The Israelites fall into idolatry, 2

Unlawful marriages,

18 God's mercies claim obedience, 8 The nations left to prove Israel, 3

EXODUS.

Repetition of laws,

19 Israel's rebellion rehearsed, 9 Deborah and Barak deliver Is-

Denunciations for sins, 20 The Tables restored,

10 raei,

The Israelites oppressed, 1 Priests' qualifications, 21 An exhortation to obedience, 11 The song of Deborah and Barak, 3

Moses born,

2 Nature of sacrifices,

22 Blood forbidden,

12 The Israelites oppressed by Mi-

The burning bush,

3 Feasts of the LORD,

23 Idolaters to be stoned,

13 dian,

God's message to Pharaoh, 4 Shelomith's son,

24 Of meats, clean and unclean, 14 Gideon's army,

The bondage of the Israelites, 5 The Jubilee,

25 Of the year of release, 15 The Ephraimites pacified,

God's promise renewed,

6 Obedience required,

9

26 The feast of the Passover, 16 Abimelech made king,

10

Moses goeth tp Pharaoh,

7 Nature of vows,

27 The choice and duty of a king, 17 Tola judgeth Israel,

Plague of frogs,

8

The priests' portion,

13

18 Jephthah's rash vow,

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CONTENTS, &c.
The Ephraimites slain, CHAP. 12 FIRST BOOK OF KINGS. David's exhortation, CHAP. 28 Mordecai's good services, CHAP. 6
Samson born,
13
David's reign and death, 29 Haman is hanged,

7

CHAP. 1

The rejoicing of the Jews,

Samson's marriage and riddle, 14 Solomon anointed king,

15 David's death,

2

Samson is denied his wife,

. II. CHRONICLES. Haman's ten sons hanged, 9

3

Mordecai's advancement, 10

Delilah's falsehood to Samson, 16 Solomon chooseth wisdom,

Micah's idolatry,

17 Soiomon's prosperity,

4 Solomon's offering,

1

The Danites seek an inherit-

Hiram and Solomon agree, 5 Solomon sendeth to Huram, 2

JOB

18 The building of the temple, 6 The building of the temple, 3

ance,

The Levite and his concubine, 19/Ornaments of the temple, 7 The vessels of the temple, 4 Job's losses and temptations,

The complaint of the Levite,

20 The temple dedicated,

8 The temple finished,

5 Job smitten with boils,

9 Solomon blesseth the people,

Benjamin's desolation bewailed, 21 God's covenant with Solomon,

6 Job curseth the day of his birth, 3

The queen of Sheba,

10 Solomon's sacrifice,

7 Eliphaz reproveth Job,

Ahijalı's prophecy,

11 Solomon buildeth cities, 8 Afflictions are from God,

RUTH.

The ten tribes revolt,

12 The queen of Sheba visiteth Job wisheth for death,

Jeroboam's hand withereth 13

Solomon,

9 Job excuseth his desire of death, 7

Elimelech driven into Moab, 1. Abijah's sickness and death, 14 Rehoboam made king, 10 Bildad sheweth God's justice,

Ruth gleaneth in Boaz's field, 2 Jeroboam's sin punished, 15 Judah strengthened,

11 The innocent often afflicted, 9

Boaz's bounty to Ruth, 3 Jericho rebuilt,

16 Rehoboam's reign and death, 12 Job expostulateth with God,

10

Boaz marrieth Ruih.

4 The widow's son raised, 17 Abijah overcometh Jeroboam, 13 Zophar reproveth Job,

11

Elijah obtaineth rain, 18 Asa destroyeth idolatry, 14 God's omnipotency maintained, 12

Elisha followeth Elijah, 19 Asa's covenant with God, 15 Job's confidence in God, 13

FIRST BOOK OF SAMUEL. Samaria besieged,

20 Asa's death and burial, 16 The conditions of man's life, 14

Naboth stoned,

21 Jehoshaphat's good reign, 17 Eliphaz reproveth Job,

15

Samuel born,

1 Ahab seduced,

22 Micaiah's prophecy,

18 Job reproveth his friends, 16

Hannah's song,

2

Jehoshaphat's care for justice, 19 Job's appeal to God,

17

The Lord calleth Samuel, 3

SECOND BOOK OF KINGS. Je roshaphat's fast and prayer, 20 Bildad reproveth Job,

18

Eli's death,

4

Jehoram's wicked reign,

21 Job's complaint of his friends, 19

Dagon falleth before the ark,
5 Moab rebelleth,

1 Ahaziah's wicked reign, 22 The purtion of the wicked, 20
The ark sent back,
6 Elijah's translation,
2 Joash made king,

23 The destruction of the wicked, 21

The Israelites repent,

7 Moabites defeated,

3 Zechariah stoned,

24 Job accused of divers sins, 22

The Israelites desire a king, 8 The widow's oil multiplied,

4 The Edomites overcome, 25 God's decree is immutable, 23

Samuel entertaineth Saul, 9 Naaman cleansed,

5 Uzziah's leprosy,

26 Sin goeth often unpunished,

Saul anointed,

10 A famine in Samaria,

6 Jotham's good reign,

27 Man cannot be justified before

'The Ammonites smitten, 11 Plenty in Samaria,

7 Ahaz's wicked reign,

28 God,

25

Samuel's integrity,

12 Ben-hadad killed,

8 Hezekiah's good reign,

29 Job reproveth Bildad,

26

Saul reproved,

13 Jezebel eaten by dogs, 9 The passover proclaimed, 30 The hypocrite is without hope, 27
Saul's victories,
14 Prophets of Baal slain,

10 Provisions for the priests, 31 Wisdom is the gift of God, 28

Saul spareth Agag,

15 Jehoash anointed king,

11 Hezekiah's death,

82 Job bemoaneth himself, 29

Samuel anointeth
David, 16 The temple repaired,

12 Manasseh's wicked reign, 33 Job's honour turned to con-

David slayeth Goliath, 17 Elisha's death,

13 Josiah's good reign,

tempt,

30

Jonathan's love to David, 18 Amariah reigneth,

14 Josiah slain in battle,

35 Job professeth his integrity, 31

Saul's jealousy of David, 19 Azariah's leprosy,

15 Jerusalem destroyed,

36 Elihu reproveth Job,

32

David and Jonathan consult, 20Ahaz's wicked reign,

16

Elihu reasoneth with Job, 33

David feigns himself mad, 21 Ten tribes taken captive,

EZRA.

God cannot be unjust,

34

Nob destroyed,

22 Rabshakeh's blasphemy,

18

Comparison not to bé materwith

David rescueth Keilah, 23 Hezekial's prayer,

19 The proclamation of Cyrus, 1 God,

35

David spareth Saul,
24 Hezekiah's death,

20 The people return from Babylon, 2 The justice of God's ways, 36

The death of Samuel,

25 Manasseh's iniquity,

21 The altar erected,

3 God's great works,

37

David findeth Saul asleep, 26 Huldah prophesieth,

22 The decree of Artaxerxes, 4 God's wisdom is unsearchable, 38

David fleeth to Gath, 27 Josiah destroyeth the idolaters, 23 Tatrai's letter to Darius, 5 God's power in his creatures, 39

Saul consults a witch, 28 Judah taken captive,

24 The Temple finished,

6 Job humbleth himself to God, 40

Achish dismisseth David, 29 The temple destroyed, 25 Ezra goeth to Jerusalem, 7 God's power in the creation, 41

Amalekites spoil Ziklag, 30

Ezra keepeth a fast,

8 Job's age and death,

42

Saul and his sons slain, 31

I. CHRONICLES.

9

Ezra's mourning,

10

PSALMS.

Adam's line to Noah,

1

SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL. The posterity of Israel,

2

NEHEMIAH.

Happiness of the Godly, PSALM

The sons of David,

3

The kingdom of Christ,

David laments Saul,

1 The posterity of Judah, 4 Nehemiah mourneth for Jeru- The security of God's protection, 3

David made king of Judah, 2 The line of Reuben,

5 salem,

1 David pryetb for audience,

Joab killeth Abner,

3) The sons of Levi,

6 Artaxerxes encourageth Nehe- David's profession of his faith, 5

Ish-bosheth murdered,

4 The sons of Issachar,

7 miah

2 David's coniplaint in sickness,

David's age and reign, 5 The sons of Benjamin,

8 The names of the builders, 3 The destruction of the wicked, 7

Uzzah smitten,

6 Genealogies of Israel and Judah, 9 Nehemiah appointeth a watch, 4 God's love to man,

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God's promise to David, 7Saul's overthrow and death, 10 Reformation of usury,

5 Gdd praised for his judgments,

David's officers,
8 David made king of Israel,
11 Sanballat's practices,

6 The outrage of the wicked, 10
Davi' sends for Mephibosheth, 9 The armies that helped David, 12 Hanani and Hananiúh's charge, 7 God's providence and justice,
Hanun's villany,

10 David fetcheth the ark, 13 The reading of the lary, 8 David craveth God's lielp, 12
David's adultery,

11 Hiran's kindness to David, 14 A solemn fast appointed, 9 David boasteth of divine mercy, 13
Nathan's parable,

12 David bringeth the ark to Ziun, 15 The points of the covenant, 10 The natural in aescribed, 1.1
Amnon, and Tamar,

13 David's psalm of thanksgiving, 16 Who dwelt at Jerusalem, 11 A citizen of Zion described, 15
Absalom's return,

14 Nathan's message to David, 17 The high priest's succession, 12 David's hope o: his calling, 16

Absalon's policy,

15 David's victories,

18 Divers abizes reformed, 13 David's hope and confidence, 17

Shimei curseth David, 16 David's messengers ill-treated, 19

David praiseth God,

18

Alithophel hangeth himself, 17 Rabbah taken and spoiled, 20

ESTHER.

David prayeth for grace, 19

Absalom slain by Joab, 18 The plague stayed,

21

The church's confidence in

Shinrei is pardoned,

19 Preparation for the temple, 22 Ahasuerus' royal feast,

1 God,

Sheba's revolt,

20 Solomon made king,,

23 Esther made queen,

2 A thanksgiving for victory, 21

Saul's sons hanged,

21 The order of Aaron's sons, 24 Haman despised by Mordecai, 3 David's complaint and prayer, 22

Daviil's thanksgiving, 22 The number of the singers, 25 The mourning of the Jews, 4 David's confidence in God's

David's faith,

29 The division of the porters, 26 Esther obtaineth the king's fa- grace,

23

David numbereth the people, 24. The twelve captains,

27 vour,

31 God's worship in the world,

Ezra's prayer,

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David's confidence in prayer, The majesty of God, PSALM 97 | Observations about kings, CHAP. 25 God comforteth his church,chap. 43

and trust in God, PSALM 25 All creatures exhorted to praise Sundry maxims,

26 The vanity of idols,

44

David resorteth unto God, 26 God,

98 Sundry maxims,

27 God calleth Cyrus,

43

David's love to God's service, 27 God to be worshipped, 99 Observations of impiety, 28 Idols not to be compared with

David blesseth God,

28 God to be praised cheerfully, 100 of public government,

God,

46

Wly God must be honoured, 29 David's profession of godli- Agur's prayer,

30 God's judgment upon Babylon, 47

David's praise for deliverance, 30 ness,

101 Lemuel's lesson of chastity, 31 The intent of prophecy, 49

David rejoiceth in God's mercy, 31 God's mercies to be recorded, 102

Christ sent to the Gentiles, 49

Who are blessed,

32 God blessed for his constancy, 103 ECCLESIASTES. Christ's sufferings and patience, 50

God is to be praised,
33 God wonderful ir providence, 104

The certainty of God's salva-

Those blessed wiro trust in God, 34 The plagues of Egypt, 105 The vanity of all human things, i

tion,

51

David prayeth for his safety, 35 Israel's rebellion,

106 Wisdom and folly have one end, 2 Christ's free redemption,

The excellency of God's mercy, 36 God's manifold providence, 107 A time for all things,

3 The humiliation of Christ, 53

David persuadeth to patience, 37 David's confidence in God, 108 The good of contentment,

4 The church's enlargement, 54

David moveth God to compassion,38 David's complaint of his ene- The vanity of riches,

5 The happy state of believers, 55

The brevity of life,

39 mies,

109 The conclusion of vanities, 6 Exhortation to holiness, 56

Obedience the best sacrifice, 40 The kingdom of Christ, 110 Remedies against vanities, 7. God reproveth the Jews, 57

God's care of the poor, 41 God praised for his works, 111 Kings are to be respected, 8 Hypocrisy reproved,

58

David's zeal to serve God, 42 The happiness of the godly, 112 Wisdom is better than strength, 9 The covenant of the Redeemer, 59

David prayetk to be restored, 43 God praised for his mercy, 113 Of wisdom and folly,

10 The glory of the church, 60

The church's complaint to God, 44 An exhortation to praise, 114 Directions for charity,

11 The office of Christ,

61

The majesty of Christ's kingdom,45 The vanity of idols,

115 The preacher's care to edisy, 12 God's promises to his church, 62

The church's confidence in God, 46 David studieth to be thankful, 116

Christ sheweth his power to save, 63

'The kingdom of Christ, 47 God praised for his mercy and THE SONG OF SOLOMON.

64

The church's prayer,

The privileges of the church, 48 truth,

117

The calling of the Gentiles, 65

Worldly prosperity contemned, 49 David's trust in God, 1'8 The church's love to Christ, 1 The growth of the church, 66

God's majesty in the church, 50 Meditation, prayer, and praise, 119 Christ's care of the church, 2

3

David's prayer and confession, 51 David prayeth against Doeg, 120 The church glorieth in Christ,

JEREMIAH.

David's confidence in God, 52 The safety of the godly, 121 The graces of the church, 4

The natural man described, 53 David's joy for the church, 122 Christ's love for bis church, 5 The calling of Jeremiah,

David's prayer for salvation, 54 The godly's confidence in God, 123 The church's faith in Christ, 6 Israel is spoiled for his sins, 2

David's complaint in prayer, 55. The church blesseth God, 124 The graces of the church, 7 God's mercy to Judah,

3

David's promise of praise, 56 A prayer for the godly, 125 The calling of the Gentiles, 8 Israel called to repentance,

4

David in prayer fleeth to God, 57 The church prayeth for mer-

God's judgments upon the Jews, 5

David describeth the wicked, 58 cies,

126

ISAIAH.

Enemies sent against Judah, 6

Jeremiah's call for repentance,

7

David prayeth for deliverance, 59 The virtue of God's blessing, 127

Daviil's comfort in God's prom- Those blessed that fear God, 128 Isaiah's complaint of Judah, 1 The calamities of the Jews, 8

ises,

60 The haters of the church

Christ's kingdom prophesied, 2 Jeremiah's lamentation,

9

Davidyoweth perpetual service, 61 cursed,

129 The oppression of the rulers, 3 The vanity of idols,

10

No trust in worldly things, 62 God to be hoped in,

130 Christ's kingdom a sanctuary, 4 God's covenant proclaimed, 11

David's thirst for God, 63 David professeth his humility, 131 God's judgments for sin, 5 The prosperity of the wicked, 12

David's complaint of his ene- David's care for the ark, 132 Isaiah's vision of God's glory,

6 An exhortation to repentance,

13

mies,

64. The benefits of the saints'

Christ promised,

7 The prophet's prayer,

14

The bessedness of God's cho- communion,

133 Israel and Judah threatened, 8 Jereniah's coniplaint,

13

sen,

65 An exhortation to bless God, 134 The church's joy in Christ's The utter ruin of the Jews,

David exhorteth to praise God, 66 God praised for his judgments, 135

birth,

9 The captivity of Judah, 17

A prayer for God's kingdom, 67 God praised for manifold mer- God's judgments upon Israel,

18

10 The type of the potter,

A prayer at the renioving of the cies,

136 The calling of the Gentiles, 11 The desolation of the Jews, 19

Ark,

68 The constancy of the Jews, 137 Thanksgiving for God's mer-

20

Pashur smiteth Jeremiah,
David's complaint in affliction, 69 David's confidence in God, 138

12 Nebuchadnezzar's war,

David's prayer

for the godly, 70 David defieth the wicked, 139 Babylon threatened,

13 The judgment of Shallum, 22

David's prayer for perseve- David's prayer for deliver- Israel's restoration,

14 Restoration of God's people, 23

rance,

71 ance,

140 The lamentable state of Moab, 15 The type of good and bad figs, 24

David's prayer for Solomon, 72 David prayeth for sincerity, 141 Moab exhorted to obedience, 16 Jeremiah reproveth the Jews, 25

The righteous sustained, 73 David's comfort in trouble, 142 Syria and Israel threatened, 17 Jeremiah is arraigned,

26

David prayeth for the sanc- David complaineth of his grief, 143 God's care of his people,

18 Nebuchadnezzar's conquests, 27

tuary,

74 David's prayer for his king- The confusion of Egypt, 19 Hannah's prophecy,

28

David rebuketh the proud, 75 dom,

144 Egypt and Ethiopia's captivity, 20 Jeremiah's letter,

29

God's majesty in the church, 76 God's help to the godly, 145 The fall of Babylon,

21 The return of the Jews,

30

David's combat with diffidence, 77 David voweth perpetual praisc

The invasion of Jewry, 22 The restoration of Israel, 31

God's wrath against Israel, 78

32

to God,

146 Tyre's miserable overthrow,

23 Jeremiah imprisoned,

"The psalmist's complaint, 79 God praised for his provi- Judgments of God for sin, 24 Christ the Branch promised, 39

David's pruyer for the church, 80 dence,

147 The prophet praiseth God,

34

25 Zedekiah's fate foretold,

An exhortation to praise God, 81 All creatures should praise God, 148 A song of praise to God, 26 God blesseth the Rechabites, 35

David reproveth the judges, .82 God praised for his benefits, 149 | God's care of his vineyard, 27 Jeremiah's prophecies,

36

The church's enemies, 83 God praised upon instruments, 150 Ephrain threatened,

28 The Chaldeans' siege raised, 37

David longeth for the sanctuary, 84

God's judgment on Jerusalem, 29 Jeremiah cast into a dungeon,

David prayeth for mercies, 85 THE PROVERBS. God's mercies toward his Jerusalem is taken,

39

David's complaint of the proud, 86

church,

30 Jercmiah set at liberty,

40

'The nature and glory of the The use of the proverhs, 1 An exhortation to turn to God, 31 Ishmael killeth Gedaliah, 41
church,

87 The benefit of wisdom, 2 Desolation foreshewn, 32] Johanan promise.h obedience, 42

David's grievous complaint, 88 Exhortation to sundry duties, 3 The privileges of the godly, 33 | Jeremiah carried to Egypt, 43

Ciud praised for his power, 89 Persuasions to obedience, 4 God revengeth his church, 34 Judah's desolation,

44

God's providence set forth, 90 The mischiefs of whoredom, 5 The blessings of the gospel, 35 Baruch comforted,

45

The state of the godly, 91 Seven things hateful to God, 6 Rabshakeh insulteth Hezekiah, 36 Overthrow of Pharaoh's army, 46

God praised for his great works, 92 Description of a harlot,

7 Hezekiah's prayer,

37 The Philistines' destruction,

47

The majesty of Christ's king- The call of wisdom,

8 Hezekiah's thanksgiving, 38 The judgment of Moab, 48

dom,

93 The doctrine of wisdom, 9 Babylonian captivity foretold, 39 The restoration of Elam, 49

Dava.i's complaint of impiety, 94 Virtues and vices contrasted, 10 The promulgation of the gospel, 40 The redemption of Israel,

The danger of tempting God, 95 Continued 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, God's mercies to his church, 41 God's severe judgment,

51

God praised for his greatness, 96)

52

17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24., Christ's mission to the Gentiles, 42| Zedekiah's wicked reign,

50

21

CONTENTS, &c.

CHAP. 3 Christ's testimony of John, chap. 7

The desolation of Israel, CHAP. 3| The type of Joshua,

CHAP.4.

8

4 Jarius' daughter raised,

4 The golden candlestick,

44

Judgment threatened,

LAMENTATIONS.

Ý

5 | How to attain eternal life,

5 Curse of thieves,

Israel a treacherous people,

4

10

6 Seventy disciples sent out,

ith

6 Vision of the chariots,

CHAP. 1 Exhortation to repentance,

Jerusalem's misery,

11

7 A dumb devil cast out,

7 Captives' inquiry of fasting,

46

2 Reproof of manifold sins,

Israel's misery lamented,

12

8 Covetousness to be avoided,

8 Jerusalem's restoration,

3 Israel threatened,

, 4

-lcn. Sorrows of the righteous,

13

9 The crooked woman healed,

9 The coming of Christ,

48

4 Captivity of Israel,

Lion's pitiful estate,

14

10 The great supper,

10 God to be sought unto,

5 Israel's impiety,

49 Zion's complaint,

15

11 The prodigal son,

11 Destruction of Jerusalem,

Israel's ingratitude to God,

ence, 50

16

12 The unjust steward,

12 Judah's restoration,

Ephraim reproved,

a.

EZEKIEL

17

13 The power of faith,

13 Jerusalem's repentance,

Ephraim's glory vanished,

31

18

14 The importunate widow,

14 Jerusalem's enemies plagued,

1 Blessings promised,

Ezekiel's vision,

Zaccheus called,

19

33

Ezekiel's commission,

2

20

Parable of the vineyard,

MALACHI.

34

3

Ezekiel eateth the roll,

JOEL.

The widow's two mites,

The type of a sicge,

4

22

5 God's sundry judgments,

1 Christ condemned,

1 Israel's unkindness,

56 The type of hair,

23

2 Christ's death and burial,
2 The priests reproved,

6 Exliortation to repentance,

57 Israel threatened,

24

3 Christ's resurrection,

The majesty of Christ,

30

7 God's judgments against his

- Israel's desolation,

4

8

3 Judgments of the wicked,

people's enemies,

Vision of jealousy,

JOHN.

The marked preserved,

9

61

MATTHEW.

10

Vision of coals of tire,

AMOS.

The divinity of Christ,

11

The princes' presumption,

1 The genealogy of Christ, 1 Water turned into wine,

12 God's judgments upon Syria,

Te, fi The type of removing,

2 Christ's nativity,

13 God's wrath against Moab,

2 Necessity of regeneration,

Lying prophets,
63 Idolaters exhorted,

3 The preaching of John Baptist, 3 The woman of Samaria,

14 Judgments against Israel,

4 Christ tempted,

15 God reproveth Israel,

4 The impotent man healed,
The rejection of Jerusalem,

5 Five thousand fed,
5 Christ's sermon on the mount,

16 A lamentation for Israel,

God's love to Jerusalem,

6 Christ teacheth in the temple,
6 Of alms and prayer,
17 Israel's wantonness plagued,
The eagles and the vinc,

7 Christ's doctrine justified,
Parable of sour grapes,
18 Judgments of the grasshoppers, 7 Rash judgment reproyed,

8 Christ's miracles,

19 Israel's end typified,

8 | The blind healed,

Of the lion's whelps,

10

9 Christ the good shepherd,
9 Matthew called,
20 Israel's restoration promised,

Israel's rebellions,

11

10 Lazarus raised,

The apostles sent forth,

21

Prophecy against Jerusalem,

12

11 Christ foretelleth his death,

John sendeth to Christ,

22

Jerusalem's sias,

OBADIANI.

13

Christ's humility,

Anola' and Aholibah,

Blasphemy against the Holy

23

14

12 The Comforter promised,

Jerusa, em's destruction,

Ghos,

24 Edcm's destruction for their

15

13 Christ the true vine,

1 Parable of the sower,

25

Ammonites threatened,

pride and violence,

14 Christ warneth his disciples of

The fall of Tyrus,

John Baptist beheaded,

26

15

16

their sufferings,

The scribes reproved,

JONAH.

27

Tyrus's rich supply,

17

16 Christ's prayer,

The sign of Jonas,

28

Zidon threatened,

18

17 Jesus betrayed,

29 Jonah sent to Nineveh,

The judgonent of Pharaoh,

1 Transfiguration of Christ,

19

18 Christ's death and burial,

2 Christ teacheth humility,

30. T'he prayer of Jonah,

Desolation of Egypt,

20

19 Christ's resurrection,

3 Christ healeth the sick,

The glory and fall of Assyria, 31 The Ninevites' repentance,

32 Joriah repines at God's mercy,

The fall of Egypt,

The labourers in the vineyard, 20 Christ appeareth to his disci-

14

21

21 ples,

The fig-iree cursed,

33

Ezekiel admonished,

11

34

God's care of his flock,

The marriage of the king's son, 22

MICAH.

23

ACTS.

The Pharisees exposed,

35

Judgment of Seir,

11

Israel comforted,

36 God's wrath against Jacob, 1 Destruction of the temple fore-

1

24 Matthias chosen,

2

37 Against oppression,

Vision of dry bones,

19

2

25 Peter's sermon,

The nalice of Goga

3 Parable of ten virgins,

38 The cruelty of the princes,

3

26 The lame healed,

39 The church's glory,

Israel's victory over Gog,

4 Judas betrayeth Christ,

5 Christ crucified,
40 The birth of Christ,

27 Peter and John imprisoned,

Description of the temple,

41 God's controversy,

Ornaments of the temple,

28 Ananias and Sapphira,

6 Christ's resurrection,

7

42 The church's complaint,

Seven deacons chosen,

The priests' chainbers,

7

Stephen stoned,

MARK.

43

Return of God's glory,

5

Philip planteth the church in

The priests reproved,

NAHUM.

44

1

8

Samaria,

Baptism of Christ,

Division of the land,

45

2 Saul's conversion,

.

1 Matthew called,
Ordinances for the princes,

46. The majesty of God,

47 God's armies against Nineveh,
Vision of the holy waters,

3 Peter's vision,

2 The apostles chosen,

3 Parable of the souver,

11

4 Peter's defence,

48 The ruin of Nineveh,

Portions of the twelve tribes,

12

5 Herod killeth Janies,

Christ heals the bloody issue,

Christ walks on the sea,

13

6 Paul preacheth at Antioch,

HABAKKUK.

DANIEL.

14

7 Paul sioned,

The Syrophenician woman,
1 Habakkuk's complaint
Jehoiakim's captivity,

8 Circumcision disputed,

1 The multitude sed,

16

9. Timothy circumcised,

2 Jesus transfigured,

2 Judgment on the Chaldeans,

Daniel advanced,

3 Children brought to Christ,

17

10 Paul persecuted,
Habakkuk's prayer,

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-

The barren fig-tree,

11 Paul preacheth at Corinth, 13

nego,

3

19

Nebuchadnezzar's pride and

ZEPHANIAH.

The widow and her two mites, 12 Exorcists beaten,

Eutychus raised to life,

jall,

The destruction of the temple

4

21

1

5 God's severe judgments,

13 Paul goeth to Jerusalem,

Belsházzar's inipinis feast,

foretold,

22

14. Paui's defence,

6 Exhortation to repentance,

Daniel in the lions' den,

2 Peter denieth Christ,

23

15 | Paul smitten,
7 Jerusalem sharply reproved,

Vision of four beasts,

3 Crucifixion of Christ,

24

Vision of the rium,

16 | Paul accused before Felix,

Resurrection of Christ,

8

25.

Paw appcaieth to Cesar,

Daniel's confession,

HAGGAI.

9

20

Daniel comforted,

10

LUKE.

Agrippa almost a christian,

11 The people reproved,

Overthrow of Persia,

Paul Slipwrecked,

1

Israel's deliverance,

12 Glory of the second temple, 2 Christ's conception,

1 A viper fastens on Paul's hand, 28

Christ's circumcision,

2

ZECHARIAH.

3

ROMANS.

Chrisi tempted by Satan,

John's testimony of Christ,

HOSEA.

4

1 Exhortation to repentance,

Judgments for whoredom,

5 Paul greeteth the Romans,

1 Miraculous draught of fishes,

2 Redernption of Zion,

The idolatry of the people,

6 Who are justified,

2. The twelve apostles chosen,

3

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