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ready to destroy ? and where is the 7: 3. And I will harden Pharafury of the oppressor ?
oh's heart, and multiply my signs 51: 16. Behold, I have created and my_wonders in the land of the smith that bloweth the coals in Egypt. But Pharoh shall not hearkthe fire, and that bringeth forth an en unto you that I may lay my hand instrument for his work ; and I have upon Egypt, and bring forth mine created the waster to destroy. No armies, and my people the children weapon that is formed against thee of Israel, out of the land of Egypt shall prosper; and every tongue by great judgments. And the Egypthat shall rise against thee in judg- tians shall know that I am the LORD, ment thou shalt condemn. This is when I stretch forth mine hand the heritage of the servants of the upon Egypt, and bring out the chilLord, and their righteousness is of dren of Israel from among them. me, saith the Lord.
9: 12. And the LORD hardened JER. 18: 6. O house of Israel, the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkcannot I do with you as this potter: ened not unto them; as the Lord saith the LORD. Behold, as the had spoken unto Moses. And the clay is in the potter's hands, so are Lord said unto Moses, Rise up ye in mine hand, 0 house of Is- early in the morning, and stand berael.
fore Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that
they may serve me. For I will at II. Influences, by which he governs thine heart, and upon thy seryants,
this time send all my plagues upon mind.
and upon thy people ; that thou
mayest know that there is none like 1. Providences.
ine in all the earth. For now I will
stretch out my hand, that I may Ex. 4: 21. And the Lord said smite thee and thy people with pesunto Moses, When thou goest tilence; and thou shalt be cut off return into Egypt, see that thou do froin the earth. And in very deed all those wonders before Pharaoh, for this cause have I raised thee up, which I have put in thine hand: but for to show in thee my power ; and I will harden his heart, that he shall that my name may be declared not let the people go. And thou throughout all the earth. shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith 13: 14. And it shall be, when thy the Lord, Israel is my son, even my son asketh thee in time to come, first-born: and I say unto thee, Let saying, What is this ? that thou my son go, that he may serve me: shalt say unto him, By strength of and if thou refuse to let him go, hand the Lord brought us out from behold, I will slay thy son, even thy Egypt, from the house of hondage: first-born.
and it came to pass, when Pharaoh 6: 1. Then the LORD said unto would hardly let us go, that the Moses, Now shalt thou see what I Lord slew all the first-born in the will do to Pharaoh: for with a land of Egypt, both the first-born of strong hand shall he let them go, man, and the first-born of beast. and with a strong hand shall he Deut. 10: 14. Behold, the headrive them out of his land.–6. ven and the heaven of heavens is Wherefore say unto the children of the Lord's thy God, the earth also, Israel, I am the Lord, and I will with all that therein is. Only the bring you out from under the bur- Lord had a delight in thy fathers dens of the Egyptians, and I will to love them, and he chose their rid you out of their bondage, and I seed after them, even you above all will redeem you with a stretched people, as it is this day, out arm, and with great judgments: and I will take you to me for a peo
T Josh. 11: 20. For it was of the ple, and I will be to you a God: and Lord to harden their hearts, that ye shall know that I am the LORD they should come against Israel in your God, which bringeth you out batile, that he might destroy them from under the burdens of the utterly, and that they might have Egyptians,
no favor, but that he might destroy
them, as the LORD commanded man shall praise thee: the remainMoses.
der of wrath shalt thou restrain. 1 Sam. 14: 6. And Jonathan said Ex. 15: 1. I will sing unto the to the young man that bare his ar- LORD, for he hath triumphed glomor, Come, and let us go over unto riously : the horse and his rider the garrison of these uncircum- hath he thrown into the sea. The cised: it may be that the LORD will LORD is my strength and song, and work for us: for there is no re- he is become my salvation : - 3. straint to the LORD to save by many The Lord is a man of war : the or by few. - 12. And Jonathan LORD is his name. – 6. Thy right said unto his armor-bearer, Come hand, O Lord, is become glorious up after me: for the Lord hath de- in power : thy right hand, O LORD, livered them into the hand of Israel. hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And Jonathan climbed up upon his | And in the greatness of thine exhands and upon his feet, and his cellency thou hast overthrown them armor-bearer after him: and they that rose up against thee: thou sentfell before Jonathan; and his armor- est forth thy wrath, which consumed bearer slew after him.
them as stubble. And with the 1 Kings 22: 20. And the Lord blast of thy nostrils the waters were said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that gathered together, the floods stood he may go up and fall at Ramoth- upright as an hear, and the depths gilead? And one said on this man- were congealed in the heart of the ner, and another said on that man- The enemy said, I will pur
And there came forth a spirit, sue, I will overtake, I will divide and stood before the Lord, and the spoil; my lust shall be satisfied said, I will persuade him. And the upon them ; I will draw my sword, LORD said unto him, Wherewith ? my hand shall destroy them. Thou And he said, I will go forth, and I didst blow with thy wind, the sea will be a lying spirit in the mouth covered them : they sank as lead in of all his prophets. And he said, the mighty waters. Who is like
Thou shalt persuade him, and pre- unto thee, O Lord, among the vail also: go forth, and do so. gods ? Who is like thee, glorious in
Ps. 66: 3. Say unto God, How holiness, fearful in praises, doing terrible art thou in thy works ! | wonders ? - 16. Fear and dread Through the greatness of thy pow- shall fall upon them; by the greater shall thine enernies submit them- ness of thine arm they shall be as selves unto thee. All the earth still as a stone; till the people pass shall worship thee, and shall sing over, O Lord, till thy people pass unto thee; they shall sing to thy over, which thou hast purchased.
Selah. Come and see the 18. 'The Lord shall reign forever works of God; he is terrible in his and ever! doing toward the children of men. He turned the sea into dry land: 1 Deut. 10: 21. He is thy praise, they went through the flood on foot; and he is thy God, that hath done there did we rejoice in him. He for thee these great and terrible ruleth by his power forever; his things, which thine eyes have seen. eyes behold the nations: let not the Thy fathers went down into Egypt rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. with three-score and ten persons ;
76: 5. The stout-hearteil are and now the LORD thy God hath spoiled, they have slept their sleep; made thee as the stars of heaven for and none of the men of might have multitude. found their hands. At thy rebuke, 11: 1. Therefore thou shalt love O God of Jacob, both the chariot the LORD thy God, and keep his and horse are cast into a dead sleep. charge, and his statutes, and his 'Thou, even thou, art to be feared: judgments, and his commandments, and who may stand in thy sight alway. And know ye this day: for when once thou art angry? Thou I speak not with your children didst cause judgment to be heard which have not known, and which from heaven; the earth feared, and have not seen the chastisement of was still, when God arose to judg- the LORD your God, his greatness, ment, to save all the meek of the his mighty hand, and his stretchedearth. Selah. Surely the wrath of out arm, and his miracles, and his
acts, which he did in the midst of also confess unto thee that thine Egypt unto Pharaoh, the king of own right hand can save thee. Egypt, anil unto all his land ; and what he did unto the army of Egypt,
Ps. 8:1. O LORD our Lord, unto their horses, and to their char- how excellent is thy name in all iots ; how he made the water of the the earth ! who hast set thy glory Red sea to overflow them as they aivove the heavens. Out of the pursued after you, and how the inouth of babes and sucklings hast Lord hath destroyed them unto this thou ordained strength, because of day; and what he did unto you in thine enemies ; that thou mightest the wilderness, until ye came into still the enemy and the avenger. this place; and what he did unto 44: 1. We have heard with our Dathan and Abiram, the sons of ears, O God, our fathers have told Eliab, the son of Reuben : how the us, what work thou didst in their earth opened her mouth and swal- | days, in the times of old. How lowed them up, and their house- thon didst drive out the heathen holds, and their tents, and all the with thy hand, and plantedst them ; substance that was in their posses- how thou didst afflict the people, sion, in the inidst of all Israel: but and cast them out.
For they got your eyes have seen all the great not the land in possession by their acts of the LORD which he did. own sword, neither did their own
JOB 5: 15. But he saveth the arm save them: but thy right hand, poor from the sword, from their and thine arm, and the light of thy mouth, and from the hand of the countenance, because thou hadst a mighty. So the poor hath hope, favor unto them.
Thou art my and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. King, O God: command deliverBehold, happy is the man whom ances for Jacob. Through thee God correcteth : 'therefore despise will we push down our enemies: not thou the chastening of the Al- through thy name we will tread mighty: for he, inaketh sore and them under that rise up against us. bindeih up: he woundeih, and his 47: 8. God reigoeth over the hands make whole. He shall de- heathen : God sitteth upon the liver thee in six troubles: yea, in throne of his holiness. The priuseven there shall no evil touch thee. ces of the people are gathered toIn famine he shall redeem thee from gether, even the people of the God death: and in war from the power of Abraham: for the shields of the of the sword. — 22. At destruction earth belong unto God: he is greatand famine thou shalt laugh: neith- ly exalted. er shalt thou be afraid of the beasts Amos 4: 6. And I also have given of the earth. For thou shalt be in you cleanness of teeth in all your league with the stones of the field: cities, and want of bread in all your and the beasts of the field shall be places : yet bave ye not returned at peace with thee. Thou shalt unto me, saith the LORD. And also come to thy grave in a full age, I have with holden the rain from like as a shock of corn cometh you, when there were yet three in his season. Lo this, we have months to the harvest: and I caused searched it, so it is ; hear it, and it to rain upon one city, and caused know thou it for thy good.
it not to rain upon another city ; Ps. 34: 7. The angel of the LORD one piece was rained upon, and the encampeth round about them that piece whereupon it rained not withfear hiin, and delivereth them. - 15. ered. So two or three cities wanThe eyes of the Lord are upon the dered unto one city, to drink water; righteous, and his ears are open but they were not satisfied: yet have unto their cry.
ye not returned unto me, saith the JOB 40: 11. Cast abroad the Lord. I have smitten you with rage of thy wrath: and behold every blasting and mildew : when your one that is proud, and abase him. gardens and your vineyards and Look on every one that is proud, your fig-trees and your olive-trees and bring bim low; and tread down increased, the palmer-worm dethe wicked in their place. Hide voured them : yet have ye not rethem in the dust together; and bind turned unto me, saith the Lord. I their faces in secret. Then will I have sent among you the pestilence
after the manner of Egypt: your
save you from all
uncleanness; young men have I slain with the and I will call for the corn, and will sword, and have taken away your increase it, and lay no famine upon horses; and I have made the stink you. And I will multiply the fruit of of your camps to come up unto the tree, and the increase of the field, your nostrils : yet have ye not re- that ye shall receive no more returned to me, saith the LORD. proach of famine among the heaI have overthrown some of you, as then. Then shall ye remember God overthrew Sodom and Gomor- your own evil ways, and your doings rah, and ye were as a firebrand hat were not good, and shall loathe plucked out of the burning : yet yourselves in your own sight for have ye not returned unto me, saith your iniquities and for your abomithe Lorn. Therefore thus will I nations. Not for your sakes do I do unto thee, O Israel: and because this, saith the LORD God, be it I will do this unto thee, prepare to known unto you : be ashamed and meet thy God, O Israel.
confounded for your own ways, O
house of Israel. — 36. Then the | Ezer. 36:17. Son of man, when heathen that are left round about the house of Israel dwelt in their you shall know that I the LORD own land, they defiled it by their build the ruined places, and plant own way and by their doings. that that was desolate: I the LORD Wherefore I poured my fury upon have spoken it, and I will do it. them for the blood that they had Thus saith the Lord God; I will shed upon the land, and for their yet for this be inquired of by the idols wherewith they had polluted house of Israel, to do it for them; it. And I scattered them among I will increase them with men like a the heathen, and they were dis- flock. persed through the countries : ac- Ps. 34: 17. The righteous cry, cording to their way and according and the Lord heareth and deliverto their doings I judged them. 21. eth them out of their troubles. The But I had pity for mine holy name, Lord is nigh unto them that are of which the house of Israel had pro- a broken heart; and saveth such as faned among the heathen, whither be of a contrite spirit. Many are they went. Therefore say unto the the afflictions of the righteous: but house of Israel, thus saith the Lord the Lord delivereth him out of God; I do not this for your sakes, them all. He keepeth all his bones: O house of Israel, but for mine holy not one of them is broken. The name's sake, which ye have pro- Lord redeemeth the soul of his faned among the heathen, whither servants: and none of them that ye went.
And I will sanctify my trust in him shall be desolate. great name, which was profaned 46: 1. God is our refuge and among the heathen, which ye have strength, a very present help in profaned in the midst of them; and trouble. Therefore will not we the heathen shall know that I am the fear, though the earth be removed, Lord, saith the Lord God, when and though the mountains be carI shall be sanctified in you before ried into the midst of the sea ;
For I will take you though the waters thereof roar and from among the heathen, and gath- be troubled, though the mountains er you out of all countries, and will shake with the swelling thereof. bring you into your own land. — 26. Selah. There is a river, the streams A new heart also will I give you, whereof shall make glad the city of and a new spirit will I put within God, the holy place of the tabernayou: and I will take away the stony cles of the Most High. God is in heart out of your flesh, and I will the midst of her ; she shall not be give you an heart of flesh. And I moved: God shall help her, and will put my spirit within you, and that right early. The heathen raged, cause you to walk in my statutes, the kingdoms were moved: he utand ye shall keep my judgments, tered his voice, the earth melted. and do them. And ye shall dwell The Lord of hosts is with us; the in the land that I gave to your fa- God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. thers; and ye shall be my people, Come, behold the works of the and I will be your God. I will also Lord, what desolations he hath
made in the earth. He maketh even his enemies to be at peace wars to cease unto the end of the with him. – 9. A man's heart deearth; he breaketh the bow, and viseth his way: but the Lord dicutteth the spear in sunder; he recteth his steps. burneth the chariot in the fire. Be Isa. 25:7. And he will destroy still, and know that I am God: I in this mountain the face of the covwill be exalted ainong the heathen, ering cast over all people, and the I will be exalted in the earth. The vail that is spread over all nations. Lord of hosts is with us ; the God He will swallow up death in victoof Jacob is our refuge. Selah. ry; and the LORD God will wipe
away tears from off all faces; and 1 62: 1. Truly my soul waiteth the rebuke of his people shall he upon God: from him cometh my take away from off all the earth: salvation. He only is my rock and for the Lord hath spoken it. And my salvation ; he is my defence; it shall be said in that day, Lo, this I shall not be greatly moved. is our God; we have waited for
104: 4. Who maketh his angels him, and he will save us: this is the spirits; his ministers a flaming fire. Lord; we have waited for him, we
124:1. If it had not been the LORD will be glad and rejoice in his salwho was on our side, now may Is- vation. rael say ; if it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men
III. Striking cases of Divine protecrose up against us; then they had
tion. swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us: then Gen. 31: 5. But the God of my the waters had overwhelmed us, the father hath been with me. stream had gone over our soul: then know that with all my power I have the proud waters had gone over our served your father. And your fasoul. Blessed be the LORD, who ther hath deceived me, and changed hath not given us us a prey to their ny wages ten times; but God sufferteeth. Our soul is escaped as a
ed him not to hurt me. If he said bird out of the snare of the fowlers: thus, the speckled shall be thy wathe snare is broken, and we are es- ges; then all the cattle bare speckcaped. Our help is in the name of led: and if he said thus, the ringthe LORD, who made heaven and streaked shall be thy hire; then earth.
bare all the cattle ring-streaked. 135: 5. For I know that the LORD Ex. 14: 8. And the Lord haris great, and that our Lord is above dened the heart of Pharaoh, king of all gods. Whatsoever the LORD Egypt, and he pursued after the pleased, that did he in heaven, and children of Israel. – 10. And when in earth, in the seas, and all deep Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of places.
Israel lifted up their eyes, and, be127: 1. Except the Lord build hold, the Egyptians marched after the house, they Tabor in vain that them; and they were sore afraid: build it: except the Lord keep the and the children of Israel cried out city, the watchman waketh but in unto the Lord. And they said unto
Moses, because there were no graves PR. 16:1. The preparations of in Egypt, hast thou taken is away the heart in man, and the answer of to die in the wilderness? wherefore the tongue, is from the Lord. All hast thou dealt thus with us, to carthe ways of a man are clean in his ry us forth out of Egypi? — 13. own eyes; but the LORD weigheth And Moses said unto the people, the spirits. Commit thy works un- fear ye not, stand still, and see the to the Lord, and thy thoughts shall salvation of the Lord, which he be established. The Lord hath will show to you to-day: for the made all things for himself: yea, Egyptians whom ye have seen even the wicked for the day of evil. to-day, ye shall see them again Every one that is proud in heart is no more forever. The LORD shall an abomination to the LORD: though fight for you, and
your hand join in hand, he shall not be peace. And the LORD said unto unpunished. — 7. When a man's Moses, wherefore criest thou unto ways please the LORD, he maketh me? speak unto the children of Is