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Moses, Go down, charge the people, &c.—Exod. xix. 3,4. 9,10.19,20— 22. 24.

If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make myself known to him in a vision.—Numb. xii. 6.

He hath said, which heard the words of God; which saw the vision of the Almighty; falling into a trance, but having his eyes open.—Numb. xxiv. 4. 16.

The Lord spake to Samuel, by voice, or word.—1 Sam. iii. 4. 10, 11.21.

To Nathan, by vision.—2 Sam. vii. 17.

The Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God said, Ask what 1 shall give thee.—1 Kings iii. 5—7. ix.2.

The Lord answered not Saul, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.—1 Sam. xxviii. 6. 15.

Ged speaketh once, yea, twice; yet nan perceiveth it not: in a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; then he openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction.—Job xxxiii. 14—16.

Thou speakest in a vision to thy Holy One, and saidest, I have) laid help upon one that is mighty.—Ps. Ixxxix. 19.

Nebuchadnezzar's dream, which Daniel expounded.—Dan. ii. iv.

Belshazzar's vision of the writing against the wall.—Dan. v. 5. 25.

Daniel's vision of the beast, &c. —Dan. vii.

Of the man clothed in linen.— Dan. x. 5, &c.

Of other things.—Dan. vii. viii. x.

I have also spoken by the prophets;

and I have multiplied visions, and

used similitudes, by the ministry of

the prophets.—Hosea xii. 10.

I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy; your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.—Joel ii. 28. Acts ii. 16, 17.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time: but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: and though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.—Hab. ii. 3.

Behold, the angel of the Lord, appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife.- Matt. i. 20.

And being warned of God in a dream, that they should not return unto Herod, &c. And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child, &c—Matt. ii. 13.19.22.

Pilate's wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.—Matt, xxvii. 19.

Saul saw a vision, and heard a voice, saying unto him Saul, Saul, why pcrsecutest thou me? &c. A certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias: and to him said the Lord in a vision, &c. Arise and go, &c.— Acts ix. 1 -11. xxii. 6,&c. xxvi. 13, &c.

Cornelius saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day, an angel of God coming in to him, and saying, Cornelius, thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God. Peter also had a vision; and God spake to him, &c—Acts x. 3, 4. 9—15. 28. 30, &c. xi. 5.

A vision appeared to Paul in the night; there stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over unto Macedonia, and help us; and after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go: assuredly gathering, that the Lord had called us for to preach the gospel unto them.—Acts xvi. 9, 10.

Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night, by a vision, Be not afraid, but speak, &c. for I am with thee.— Acts xviii. 9.

It is not expedient for me, doubtless, to glory: I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ, &c.—2 Cor. xii. 1—3.

God, who at sundry times, and in divers manners, spake in times past unto the fathers by the prophets, hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, &c.—Heb. i. 1,2.

CHAP. LIV.

THE CALL AND COMMISSION OF THE APOSTLES, EQUAL.

Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew, his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men, &c. He saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, &c. and he called them, and they immediately left the ship, and their father, and followed him.—Matt.iv.18—22. Mark i. 16—20.

One is your master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren, &c. whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be abased.—Matt, xxiii. 8. 11, 12.

As Jesus passed forth, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom; and he saith unto him, Follow me: and he arose and followed him.—Matt. ix. 9. Mark ii. 14. Luke v. 27, 28.

Whatsoever ye bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven.—Matt, xviii. 18.

He ordained twelve: that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: and Simon he surnamed Peter, and James the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, &c. and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus, and Simon the Canaanite, and Judas.—Mark iii. 14—19.

By the way they had disputed

among themselves, who should be the greatest: and he sat down and called the twelve, and saith unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. —Mark ix. 34, 35.

James and John, &c. said, Grant unto us that we may sit one on thy right hand, &c. and when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John: but Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them, &c. but so it shall not be among you; but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: and whosoever of you will be chiefest, shall be servant of all: for even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, &c—Mark x. 35—38.41—44. Luke xxii. 24—27.

He called unto him his disciples, and of them he chose twelve, whom nlsohe named apostles: Simon,whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother: James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James, the son of Alpheus, and Simon, called Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot. —Luke vi. 13—16.

Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases: and he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick: and he said unto them. Take nothing for your journey.—Luke ix. 1—5.

When Jesus had washed his disciples' feet, he said, I have given yon an 'example, that ye ought to wash one another's feet: now there was leaning on Jesus's bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake, &c.—John xiii. 13— 15. 22—25. xix. 26, 27. xx. 2. xxi. 7. 20—22.

Jesus came, &c. said, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you: and when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost; whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.—John xx. 19—23.

To whom ye forgive any thing, I forgive also: if I forgave, &c. for your sakes I forgave it in the person (or sight) of Christ.—2 Cor. ii. 10.

The twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said,&c. Look ye out among you seven men, of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business: but we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word, &c. whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.—Acts vi. 2—6.

Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem had heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John; who, when they were come down, prayed for them.—Acts viii. 14, 15.

The believing Jews dispute with Peter for going to the Gentiles; and he gives them an account of God's work upon them.—Acts xi. 2, &c.

I speak to you, Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles,

I magnify mine office. Rom. xi.

13, 14.

For I suppose I was not a whit behind (or in nothing inferior to) the very chiefest apostles, &c. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more: in labours more abundant, &c. besides those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.—2 Cor. xi. 5.23.28. 1 Cor. xv. 10.

I knew a man in Christ, &c. such an one caught up to the third heaven, &c. into Paradise,heard unspeakable words, &c. I ought to have been commended of you; for in nothing

am I behind (or any way inferior to) the very chiefest apostles, &c.—2 Cor. xii. 2—4. 11.

When it pleased God,&c. to reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen : immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: neither went 1 up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me, but I went into Arabia, &c. Then after three years, I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and abode with him fifteen days; but other of the apostles saw I none, save James, the Lord's brother.—Gal. i. 15—19.

When they saw that the gospel of the uncircutncision was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter (for he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles): and when James, Cephas, and John (who seemed to be pillars), perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, that we should go unto the heathen, and they unto the circumcision, &c. but when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed: for before that, certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles; but when they were come, he withdrew, and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision, &c. but when I saw that they walked not uprightly, &c. I said unto Peter, before them all, If thou, being a Jew, livest after the manner of the Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?—Gal.ii.7—9. 11—14.

I am appointed a preacher, an apostle, and doctor of the Gentiles. —2 Tim. i. 11.

CHAP. LV.

OF THE RESTORATION AND RETURN OF ISRAEL FROM THE COUNTRIES INTO WHICH THEY ARE SCATTERED.

And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse which I have set before thee; and thou shalt call them to mind, among all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, &c. that then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return, and gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee: if any of thine be driven out unto the utmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, &c. and bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it, &c. and the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, &c.—Deut. xxx. 1 —6.

The Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, whenheseeth that theirpower is gone, and there is none shut up, or left, &c. Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people; for he will avenge the blood of his servants, &c. and he will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.— Deut. xxxii. 36. 43.

O that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! when the Lord bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, and Israel shall be glad.—Ps. xiv. 7.

And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established (or prepared) in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow in unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up, &c. for out of Zion shall go forth tlie law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.—Isa. ii. 2, 3.

And it shall come to pass in that

day, that the remnant of Israel, &c. shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth: the remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God: for though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea; yet a remnant of them shall return, &c—Isa. x. 20—23.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set his hand again the second time, to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, Sec. and from the islands of the sea: and he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah, from the four corners of the earth.—Isa. xi. 11, 12.

The Lord will have mercy on Jacob, and will yet choose Israel, and set them in their own land, &c.—Isa. xiv. 1—3. 32.

He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit, Ac. ye shall be gathered one by one, O ye children of Israel, &c. And they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.—Isa. xxvii. 6. 12, 13.

Look upon Zion, the city of our solemnities; thine eyes shall see Jerusalem a quiet habitation, a tabernacle that shall not be taken down. not one of the stakes thereof shall ever be removed: neither shall any of the cords thereof be broken: bat there the glorious Lord will be unto us a place of broad rivers.—Isa. xxxiii. 20, Sec.

Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you, See. for the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places, and be will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord: joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.—Isa. Ii. 2, 3. lii. 1—4. Ix.ilxi. 4, &c. lxii. lxv. 18—23. lxvi. 8—13.15. Micahiv. Zeph.iii. 14, &c.

At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord, and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem, &c. In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north, to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers. But I said, &c.—Jer. iii. 17—19.

The days come, saith the Lord, that it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but the Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north, and from all the lands whither he had driven them: and I will bring them again into their land, that I gave unto their

fathers. Jer. xvi. 14, 15. xxiii.

3—8.

I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be my people, &c. Again, I will build thee, and thou shalt be built, O virgin of Israel, &c. thou shalt yet plant vines upon the mountains of Samaria, thy planters shall plant and shall eat, &c. for thus saith the Lord, Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations, &c. behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the coasts of the earth, &c. a great company shall return thither, &c. for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my first-born. Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel, will gather him, and keep him as 'a shepherd doth his flock; for the Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of him that was stronger than he: therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, &c. If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all

the seed of Israel, for all that they have done, saith the Lord: behold the days come, saith the Lord, that the city shall be built to the Lord, &c—Jer. xxxi. 1. 3—5. 7—12. 37,

&c XXX.

Behold, I will gather them out of all countries whither I have driven them in mine anger, &c. and I will bring them again unto this place; and I wiH cause them to dwell safely, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God.—Jer. xxxii. 37,38.

Thus saith the Lord, If my covenant be not with day and night, &c. then will I cast away the seed of Jacob, and David my servant; so that I will not take any of his seed to be rulers over the seed of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: for I will cause their captivity to return, and have mercy on them.—Jer. xxxiii. 25, 26. xlvi. 27,28.

And in those days, and in that time, saith the Lord, the children of Israel shall come, they and the children of Judah together, going and weeping, &c—Jer. lix. 4. 20.

Thus saith the Lord God, Although I have cast them afar off among the heathen; and although I have scattered them among the countries; yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come: therefore say, Thus saith the Lord God, I will even gather you from the people, and assemble you out of the countries where ye have been scattered; and I will give you the land of Israel, and they shall come thither, and they shall take away all the detestable things thereof, &c—Ezek. xi. 16—18.

Ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall bring you into the land of Israel, into the country for the which 1 lifted up mine hand to give it to your fathers, and there shall ye remember your ways, &c.—Ezek. xx. 42,43. xxviii. 24—26.

Thus, saith the Lord God, Behold I, even I, will both search my sheep and seek them out, &c. and deliver

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