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destroy Elisha. His people are struck with blind-

..... 321

Sect. LXIX. Ben-hadad besieges Samaria. A famine

in Samaria. The Syrians defeated. Great spoils

taken...

... 325

Sect. LXX. The widow's oil multiplied. The son of

the Shunamite raised to life at the prayer of

Elisha. Deadly pottage healed. Barley loaves

multiplied. The lost axe restored...

331

Sect. LXXI. Ben-hadad sends a message to Elisha.

Elisha foretels his death, and the suocession of

Hazael. Benhadad killed by Hazael..

339

Sect. LXXII. The wicked reign of Jehoram king of

Judah. He slays all his brethren. The Edomites

revolt. He dies miserably...

343

Sect. LXXIII. The wicked reign of Ahaziah (called

also Azariah and Jehoahaz) king of Judah...... 346

Sect. LXXIV. The reign of Jehu king of Israel.

Elisha sends one of the children of the prophets

to anoiut him. Jehoram slain hy Jehu. Ahaziah

mortally wounded. Jezebel thrown from a

window. Dogs lick ap her blood..

348

Sect. LXXV. The wicked reign of Athaliah

queen

of
Judah, She destroys all the seed royal except
Joash, who is saved in the temple, and concealed
by Jehoiada the priest. Joash proclaimed king.
Athaliab slain ...

3513

Sect. LXXVI. The reign of Joash, or Jehoash, king

of Judah. Jehoiada dies. Zechariah the son of

Jehoiada slain. Hazael king of Syria wars

against Judah. Joash dies....

359

Sect. LXXVII. The wicked reign of Jehoahaz king

of Israel. The kingdom of Israel reduced.

Jehoahaž dies........

362

Sect. LXXVIII. The reign of Jeboash, or Joash, king

of Israel. He visits Elisha in his sickness. Elisha

dies. The Syrians defeated. Jehoash dies.... 364

Seçti LXXIX, The reign of Amnaziab king of Judah.

Ho

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He numbers his people." War with the Edoñ-

Aites. War with Israel. Amaziah taken prisoner

by Joash. His death...

369

Sect. LXXX. The reign of Jeroboam II. king of Is-

rael. Israel delivered by his hand......

374

Sect. LXXXI. Part of the prophecy of Amos, con-

cerning a famine and an earthquake. The peo-

ple of Israel called upon to repent....

375

Sect. LXXXII. The reign of Uzziah, or Ažariah, king

of Judah. His great prosperity. He burns in-

cense, and is struck with leprosy. His death .. 380.

Sect. LXXXIII. Part of the prophecy of Isaiah.

The people of Israel and Judah called upon to

forsake their sins, and turn unto the Lord

383

Sect. LXXXIV. The reigns of Zachariah and Shal-

lum, kings of Israel. Their death ....... 385

Scet. LXXXV. The history of the propliet Jonah.

The Lord commands him to go to Nineveh. He

disobeys and is swallowed up by a fish. The

Lord delivers him......

Sect. LXXXVI. Jonah again sent to Nineveh. The

people repent at his preaching, and are pardoned.

Jonah displeased. He is made sensible of his

390

Sect. LXXXVII. The reigns of Menahem, Pekaiah,

and Pekah, kings of Israel. Hoshea succeeds

to the throne ..

393

Sect. LXXXVIII. Part of the prophecy of Hosea.

The prophet foretels the downfall of the king-,

dom of Israel. He calls upon the people to repent 396

Seet. LXXXIX. The reigns of Jotham and Ahaz,

kings of Judah. Jotham's great prosperity. The
Ammonites become tributary to him. Syria and
and Ephraim coufederate against Judah. Isaiah

: encourages Ahaz: The miraculous - birth of

Emanuel predicted. The defeat of the Assy,

rians foretold, &c......

400

Sect. XC. The wickedness of Ahaz. Numbers of the

people

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people of Judah carried into captivity by the Sy-

rians

405

Sect. XCI. The impiety of Ahaz. He sends part of

the treasure of the Lord's house to the king of

Assyria. He setteth up an altar to idols, burns

incense thereon, and commits abominations.

His death

407

Sect. XCII The beginning of the reign of Hezekiah

king of Judah. He cleanses the temple, and

reforms public worship. A covenant made with

great solemnity.......

411

Sect. XCIII. Part of the prophecy of Isaiah. The

prophet denounces woes against the people of

Israel. He invites them to turn unto the Lord 415

Sect. XCIV. The reign of Hoshea king of Israel. He

becomes tributary to Shalmaneser king of Assy-

ria. Conspires against him. Samaria taken.

Hoshea taken prisoner. The Israelites carried

into captivity

417

Sect. XCV. Continuation of the reign of Hezekiah

king of Judah. His piety. He subdues the Phi-

listines. He becomes tributary to Sennacherib

king of Assyria ...

419

Sect. XCVI. Part of the prophecy of Isaiah against

Assyria

422

Sect. XCVII. Sennacherib besieges the cities of Ju-

dab. Hezekiah is seized with sickness. Isaiah

the prophet is sent to warn him to prepare for

death. He prays to the Lord, and his life is

lengthened. His reflections

424

Sect. XCVIII. Hezekiah's confidence in the Lord 430

Sect. XCIX. Sennacherib sends a great host against

Jerusalem. Rab-shakeh's arrogant speech......432

Sect. C. Hezekiah's humiliation. Isaiah's message to

him. Rab-shakeb's letter. Hezekiah's prayer.. 435

Sect. CI. God's message to Hezekiah...

Sect. CII. The Assyrian smitten by an angel. . Sen-

nacherib killed by his sons......

440

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SECTION I.

DAVID'S POWER INCREASETH. ABNER REVOLTETH TO HIM.-JOAB KILLETH ABNER.

DAVID MOURNETH FOR ABNER.

From 2 Samuel, Chap. iii.

And unto David were born in Hebron six sons, Amnon, Chileab, Absalom, Adonijah, Shephatiah, and Ithream.

And it came to pass while there was war between the house of Saul and the house of David, that Abner made himself strong for the house of Saul,

But Abner was verywroth, for the words of Ish-bosheth had provoked him, and he said, Am I a dog's head, which against Judah do shew kindness this day unto the house of Saul thy father, to his brethren, and to his friends, and have not delivered thee into the hands of David ?

So do God to Abner, and more also, except as the Lord hath sworn to David, even so I do to him: to translate the kingdom from the house of Saul, and to set up the throne of David over Israel and over Judah, from Dan even to Beer-sheba.

And Ish-bosheth could not answer Abner a word again, because he feared him.

Abner sent messengers to David on his behalf, saying, Whose is the land? saying also, Make thy league with me, and behold, my hand shall be with thee, to bring about all Israel unto thee.

And David said, Well, I will make a league with thee: but one thing I require of thee, that is, Thou shalt not see my face, except thou first bring Michal, Saul's daughter, when thou coinest to see my face. VOL. III. B

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