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IX. 45 And sowed it with salt. In sign of an utter solitude and vastation, he sowed salt in the soil of the streets there; as those which he would have continue desert and forlorn.

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X. 16 And his soul was grieved for the misery of Israel. And God had compassion on the miseries, that Israel had brought upon themselves by their idolatry,

XI. 11 And Jephthah uttered all his words before the Lord in Mizpeh. And Jephthah, calling all the congregation together in Mizpeh, did before them repeat the covenant, that was between him and Israel, and called the Lord to witness of this their mutual agreement.

XI. 24 Wilt not thou possess that which Chemosh thy god giveth
thee to possess ? So whomsoever the LORD our God shali drive out from
before us, them will we possess.
Ye do vainly worship Chemosh your false god; and, when you
have obtained a victory or possession, ascribe it falsely to that your
idol, and think that you both do and ought to hold it of him; and
is it not reason then, that when the only and true God, whom we
serve, gives us possession of the land of our enemies, we should
enjoy it

XI. 29 The Spirit of the Lord came upon Jephthah.
God stirred up the courage of Jephthah, and put into him the spi-
rit of fortitude, &c.

XI. 31 Whatsoever cometh forth of the doors, &c. shall surely be
the LORD's, and I will offer it up for a burnt offering.
Whatsoever cometh first out of my doors to meet me, &c. shall
surely be consecrated to the Lord; and if it be ought that may be
capable of being sacrificed, I will offer it up for a burnt-sacrifice
to God.

XI. 35 Thou hast brought me very low, &c: for I have opened my mouth unto the LORD, and I cannot go back. Thou art now, unwittingly, a cause of much sorrow and affliction to me; for I have made a vow to God concerning whatsoever should first come forth to meet me, and I cannot reverse it.

XI. 37 Let this thing be done for me : let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows.. Since thou hast vowed to consecrate me to God, I do also willingly yield to make good thy vow; only let me have two months respite to bewail that virginity of mine, which will follow upon this vow of chine, and shall occasion this discomfort unto thee.

XI. 40 To lament (or speak with) the daughter of Jephthah. And the daughters of Israel went yearly to condole with the daughter of Jephthah, four days in a year.

XII. 4 Ye Gileadites are fugitives of Ephraim among the Ephraimiles, and among the Manassites.

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Ye Gileadites are no better than base fugitives, the scum of two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, a mungrel generation ; compounded of both, and living upon both; so as ve have no reason to stand out, in a contestation with the noble tribe of Ephraim,

XII. 6 Say now Shibboleth. Give proof of thy tribe, by thy speech. Thou wouldst pass over the ford of Jordan; pronounce that word which signifieth a ford; say, Shibboleth,

XIII. 4 Now therefore beware, I pray thee, and drink not wine nor strong drink, and eat not any unclean thing. The Nazariteship of thy son shall begin very early, even in the womb of thee his mother ; thou shalt, therefore neither eat nor drink that, which is in the Law forbidden to these votaries, lest the child should, within thy womb, be nourished with unlawful sustenance.

XIII. 25 And the Spirit of the Lord began to move him at times in the camp of Dan. And he began to have many instincts and strong motions from God, at several times; whereby he found himself set apart prepared for the great work of delivering his people.


XIV. 4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines. His father and his mother knew not that the Lord had purposely contrived it thus, that hereupon Samson might take an occasion to fall foul upon the Philistines, and might have the advantage of the quarrel.

xiv. 6 And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid. And the Lord endued him suddenly with an extraordinary measure of strength; and he pulled the lion in pieces, with as much ease, as if it had been a young and tender kid.

XIV. 18 If ye had not plowed with my heifer. If ye had not used the means of my wife for the knowledge of this secret,

XV. 8 And he smote them hip and thigh. And he smote them both horse and foot; both those that used the thigh for seat, and those that used the hip for motion.

XV. 14 And the Spirit of the Lord came mightily upon him. And God put a miraculous measure of strength into hini.

XV. 19 But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, (or Lehi) and there came out water. And God opened a hollowness that was in that place, which was called, Lehi ; or jaw-bone; and there came out water.

XVI. 16 So that his soul was vexed unto death. So as her importunity was an extreme and intolerable vexation to him.

XVII. 5 And the man Micah had a house of gods, and made an ephod, and teraphim, and consecrated one of his sons, who became his priest. And Micah had a chapel in his house, which he consecrated to his gods; and made statues or idols, rhuch he placed therein ; and, in imitation of God's own command to his prests, made an ephod for the priest to wear in his devotions; a id consecrated one of his sons, though of the tribe of Ephraim, to be his priest.

XVII. 13 Now know 1 that the Lord will do me good, seeing I hue a Levite to my priest. I know I did amiss, in consecrating one to be my priest, who is not of the tribe of Levi; but now I have made amends for that error; and now, I hope God will be favourable to me, seeing I have chosen a priest out of the due tribe.

XVIII. 6 Before the Lord is your way wherein ye go.
God bath taken special notice of your journey, to prosper it.

XVIII. 30 L'ntil the day of the captivity of the land.
Until the time that the Philistines prevailed against the land.

XIX. 18 But I am now going to the house of the Lord. I am travelling to Shiloh, where the tabernacle of the Lord, and mr emplovment is.

XIX. 22 Sons of Belial. Lewd and debauched men.

XIX. 22 That we may know him. That we may abuse liim to our lust.

XIX. 2+ Humble ye them. If ye will needs be so outrageous, take your pleasure on them rather; and bring this shame upon them.

XX. 16 Seven hundred chosen men, left-handed; every one could sling stones at an hair breadth, and not miss. Seven hundred men, so skilful, that they could even with their left hand also wieid their weapons; and so exper't in the art of slinging, that they would not miss of the smallest mark.

XX. 23 And the Lord said, Goup against him. Ye are over confident, as of your cause, so of your strength; and therefore, for your further humiliation, I give way unto you to go up against Benjamin ; but I do not encourage you with promise of success.

XXI. 22 For ye did not give unto them at this time, that ye should be guilty. Ye have sufficiently kept your oath, in that ye did not voluntarily give your daughters to them, so as now if you shall connive at this violence, they are furnished with wives, and ye are guiltless.

RUTH. 1. 11 Are there yet any more sons in my womb, that they may be your husbands? You know I am past the possibility of having any other sons, that might raise a sced to their dead brethren.

1. 20 Call me not Naomi, call me Mara, &c. My case is now altered, and so let my name be. I had a name when I was before with you, that sounded of pleasure, but now my present condition calls for a name of bitterness.

II. 3 And her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging unto Boaz. God so disposed of her choice, that she lighted upon a part of the field belonging to Boaz.

II. 20 Who hath not left off his kindness to the living and to the dead. Who so lovingly continueth a kind remembrance of his dead kinsman, my late husband Elimelech, and, for his sake, of me.

III. 9 Spread therefore thy skirt over thine handmaid; for thou art a near hinsman. Take thou me into thy protection, as my husband ; for thou art the iman, who, by the Law of God, as being one of the nearest kinsmen to my husband, hast right, both to redeem his inheritance, and to marry me his widow,

IV. 6 I cannot redeem it for myself, lest I mar my own inheritance. I cannot redeem it for myself, lest, if I should have one only son by Ruth, my inheritance should be utterly'extinguished; since that son must be accounted as my deceased kinsinan's, and not mine,


I. 5 The Lord had shut up her womb, But the Lord afflicted her with barrenness,

I. 20 When the time was come about, When the full number of months were come about after her conception.

1. 28 I have also lent him to the LORD. I have, upon my vow, returned him to the Lord, as consecrated unto him by me formerly.

II. 3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly, &c. Now let not Peninnah, or any other adversaries, that were wont to insult over me, open their mouths against me.

II. 5 They that were full have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry ceased : so that the barren hath borne seven. Those, that were wealthy, are now so brought down, that they are fain to bire out themselves to get bread for their mouths; and those, that were poor and hungry, are so filled, that they take their ease; the barren is now the mother of many children, &c.

II. 8 For the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them. The Lord hath founded the earth strongly, and immoveably; and hath made it the center, or foundation, whereon he hath framed and stablished the world.

II. 12 Now the sons of Eli were sons of Beliul; they knew not the LORD. The sons of Eli tere lewd and wicked men, and did not acknowledge and regard the Lord; but in their works denied him.

II. 14 All that the flesh hook brought up, the priest took for himself. The priests were not content with those parts of the sacrifice, which God had allotted unto them, but took whatsoever the fleshhook brought first up. II. 15 Also before they burnt the

fat, the priest's servant came, &c. Whereas, by the ordinance of God, the fat was first to be offered and burnt to the Lord, they would not stay the leisure of this due ceremony, but snatched away the flesh before the time.

II. 20. For the loan which, &c. See chapter i. 23. II. 29 W'herefore kick ye at my sacrifice ? Why do ve contemn my sacrifices; and make a scorn of them before the people?

II. Ibid. And honourest thy sons above me. Wherefore hast thou given more respect to thy sons, than unto me; in that thou hast suffered them to carve for themselves of my sacrifices, and to eat thereof before I am served ?

II. 30 I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever : but now the Lord saith; Be it far from me. I bad indeed, at the first institution of the priesthood, truly, though conditionally, decreed, that thy house and the house of thy fathers should ever continue this sacred office before me; but now, since ye have violated that part of the condition which concerned yourselves, far be it from me to perpetuate the priesthood unto you. II. 32 Thou shalt see an enemy

habitation. Thou shalt live to know, that an enemy (the Philistine) hath taken possession of my ark and tabernacle.

III. 1 And the word of the Lord was precious in those days ; there was no open vision. It was a rare and unusual thing for the Lord to reveal his will by visions, to any man, in those days; and if privately he did thus speak unto some one, yet the public use of prophecy was a long time laid down.



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