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And it shall come to pass, that lion shall eat straw like the bul. before they call, I will answer ; lock: and dust shall be the serand while they are yet speaking, pent's meat. They shall not hurt I will hear. The wolf and the nor destroy in all my holy mounlamb shall feed together, and the tain, saith the LORD.

EVENING. Isaiah LXVI. HUS saith the LORD, The all ye that love her: rejoice for

heaven is my throne, and the joy with her, all ye that mourn earth is my footstool: where is for her: that ye may suck, and the house that ye build unto me? be satisfied with the breasts of and where is the place of my rest? her consolations; that ye may For all those things hath mine milk out, and be delighted with hand made, and all those things the abundance of her glory. For have been, saith the LORD : but thus saith the LORD, Behold, I to this man will I look, even to will extend peace to her like a him that is poor and of a contrite river, and the glory of the Genspirit, and trembleth at my word. tiles like a flowing stream: then He that killeth an ox is as if he shall ye suck, ye shall be borne slew a man; he that sacrificeth upon her sides, and be dandled a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's upon her knees. As one whom his neck; he that offereth an obla- mother comforteth, so will I comtion, as if he offered swine's blood; fort you; and ye shall be comforthe that burneth incense, as if he ed in Jerusalem. And when ye blessed an idol. Yea, they have see this, your heart shall rejoice, chosen their own ways, and their and your bones shall flourish liké soul delighteth in their abomina- an herb: and the hand of the tions. I also will choose their de- LORD shall be known toward his lusions, and will bring their fears servants, and his indignation toupon them; because when I call- ward his enemies. For, behold, ed, none did answer; when I the LORD will come with fire, and spake, they did not hear: but with his chariots like a whirlwind, they did evil before mine eyes, to render his anger with fury, and and chose that in which I de- his rebuke with flames of fire. For lighted not. Hear the word of by fire and by his sword will the the LORD, ye that tremble at his LORD. plead with all flesh: and word; Your brethren that hated the slain of the LORD shall be you, that cast you out for my many. They that sanctify themname's sake, said, Let the LORD selves, and purify themselves in be glorified: but he shall appear the gardens behind one tree in the to your joy, and they shall be midst, eating swine's flesh, and ashamed. A voice of noise from the abomination, and the mouse, the city, a voice from the temple, shall be consumed together, saith a voice of the Lord that render- the Lord. For I know their works eth recompence to his enemies. and their thoughts: it shall come, Before she travailed, she brought that I will gather all nations and forth; before her pain came, she tongues; and they shall come, was delivered of a man child. Who and see my glory. And I will set hath heard such a thing? who a sign among them, and I will hath seen such things? Shall the send those that escape of them earth be made to bring forth in unto the nations, to Tarshish, one day? or shall a nation be born Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, at once? for as soon as Zion tra- to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles vailed, she brought forth her chil- afar off, that have not heard my dren. Shall I bring to the birth, fame, neither have seen my glory; and not cause to bring forth? and they shall declare my glory saith the LORD: shall I cause to among the Gentiles. And they bring forth, and shut the womb ? shall bring all your brethren for saith thy God. Rejoice ye with an offering unto the Lord out of Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon seed and your name remain. And mules, and upon swift beasts, to it shall come to pass, that from my holy mountain Jerusalem, one new moon to another, and saith the LORD, as the children from one sabbath to another, shall of Israel bring an offering in a all flesh come to worship before clean vessel into the house of the me, saith the LORD. And they LORD. And I will also take of shall go forth, and look upon the them for priests and for Levites, carcases of the men that have saith the LORD. For as the new transgressed against me: for their heavens and the new earth, which worm shall not die, neither shall I will make, shall remain before their fire be quenched ; and they me, saith the LORD, so shall your I shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

SEPTUAGESIMA SUNDAY.

MORNING. Genesis I. N the beginning God created it was good. And the evening

and the morning were the third the earth was without form, and day. And God said, Let there void; and darkness was upon the be lights in the firmament of the face of the deep. And the Spirit heaven to divide the day from the of God moved upon the face of night; and let them be for signs, the waters. And God said, Let and for seasons, and for days, and there be light: and there was years: and let them be for lights light. And God saw the light, in the firmament of the heaven that it was good: and God divid- to give light upon the earth: and ed the light from the darkness. it was so. And God made two And God called the light Day, great lights; the greater light to and the darkness he called Night. rule the day, and the lesser light And the evening and the morning to rule the night: he made the were the first day. And God said, stars also. And God set them in Let there be a firmament in the the firmament of the heaven to midst of the waters, and let it di- give light upon the earth, and to vide the waters from the waters. rule over the day and over the And God made the firmament, night, and to divide the light from and divided the waters which were the darkness: and God saw that under the firmament from the it was good. And the evening and waters which were above the fir- the morning were the fourth day. mament: and it was so. And And God said, Let the waters God called the firmament Hea- | bring forth abundantly the mov, ven. And the evening and the ing creature that hath life, and morning were the second day. | fowl that may fly above the earth And God said, Let the waters in the open firmament of heaven. under the heaven be gathered to- And God created great whales, gether unto one place, and let and every living creature that the dry land appear: and it was moveth, which the waters brought so. And God called the dry land forth abundantly, after their kind, Earth; and the gathering toge- and every winged fowl after his ther of the waters called he Seas: kind: and God saw that it was an God saw that it was good good. And God blessed them, And God said, Let the earth bring saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and fill the waters in the seas, and and the fruit tree yielding fruit let fowl multiply in the earth. after his kind, whose seed is in And the evening and the morning itself, upon the earth: and it was were the fifth day. And God said, so. And the earth brought forth Let the earth bring forth the livgrass, and herb yielding seed af- ing creature after his kind, cattle, ter his kind, and the tree yielding and creepirg thing, and beast of fruit, whose seed was in itself, the earth after his kind : and it after his kind: and God saw that was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and of the sea, and over the fowl of cattle after their kind, and every the air, and over every living thing that creepeth upon the earth thing that moveth upon the earth. after his kind : and God saw that And God said, Behold, I have it was good. And God said, Let given you every herb bearing seed, us make man in our image, after which is upon the face of all the our likeness: and let them have earth, and every tree, in the which dominion over the fish of the sea, is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; and over the fowl of the air, and to you it shall be for meat. And over the cattle, and over all the to every beast of the earth, and earth, and over every creeping to every fowl of the air, and to thing that creepeth upon the earth. every thing that creepeth upon So God created man in his own the earth, wherein there is life, I image, in the image of God cre- have given every green herb for ated he him; male and female meat and it was so. And God created he them. And God bless- saw every thing that he had made, ed them, and God said unto them, and, behold, it was very good. Be fruitful, and multiply, and re- And the evening and the mornplenish the earth, and subdue it: ing were the sixth day. and have dominion over the fish

EVENING. Genesis II.

And a river went out of Eden earth were finished, and all to water the garden ; and from the host of them. And on the se- thence it was parted, and became venth day God ended his work into four heads. The name of the which he had made; and he rest- first is Pison: that is it which ed on the seventh day from all his compasseth the whole land of Hawork which he had made. And vilah, where there is gold; and the God blessed the seventh day, and gold of that land is good: there sanctified it: because that in it is bdellium and the onyx stone. he had rested from all his work And the name of the second river which God created and made. is Gihon : the same is it that These are the generations of the compasseth the whole land of Eheavens and of the earth when thiopia. And the name of the they were created, in the day that third river is Hiddekel: that is it the LORD God made the earth and which goeth toward the east of the heavens, and every plant of Assyria. And the fourth river is the field before it was in the earth, Euphrates. And the LORD God and every herb of the field before took the man, and put him into it grew: for the LORD God had the garden of Eden to dress it not caused it to rain upon the and to keep it. And the LORD earth, and there was not a man God commanded the man, sayto till the ground. But there went ing, of every tree of the garden up a mist from the earth, and thou mayest freely eat: but of watered the whole face of the the tree of the knowledge of good ground. And the LORD God form. and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: ed man of the dust of the ground, for in the day that thou eatest and breathed into his nostrils the thereof thou shalt surely die. And breath of life; and man became the LORD God said, It is not good a living soul. And the Lord God that the man should be alone; planted a garden eastward in E- I will make him an help meet for den; and there he put the man him. And out of the ground the whom he had formed. And out of LORD God formed every beast of the ground made the LORD God the field, and every fowl of the to grow every tree that is plea- | air; and brought them unto Adam sant to the sight, and good for to see what he would call them: food; the tree of life also in the and whatsoever Adam called every midst of the garden, and the tree living creature, that was the name of knowledge of good and evil. thereof. And Adam gavo names

to all cattle, and to the fowl of
the air, and to every beast of the
field ; but for Adam there was
not found an help meet for him.
And the LORD God caused a deep
sleep to fall upon Adam, and be
slept: and he took one of his ribs,
and closed up the flesh instead
thereof; and the rib, which the
LORD God had taken from man,
made he a woman, and brought

her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

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SEXAGESIMA SUNDAY,

MORNING. Genesis III.
OW the serpent was more the tree, whereof I commanded

subtil than any beast of the thee that thou shouldest not eat? field which the LORD God had And the man said, The woman made. And he said unto the wo- whom thou gavest to be with me, man, Yea, hath God said, Ye she gave me of the tree, and I did shall not eat of every tree of the eat. And the LORD God said unto garden? And the woman said the woman, What is this that thou unto the serpent, We may eat of hast done? And the woman said, the fruit of the trees of the gar- The serpent beguiled me, and I den: but of the fruit of the tree did eat. And the LORD God said which is in the midst of the gar- unto the serpent, Because thou den, God hath said, Ye shall not hast done this, thou art cursed eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, above all cattle, and above every lest ye die. And the serpent said beast of the field; upon thy belly unto the woman, Ye shall not shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou surely die: for God doth know eat all the days of thy life: and I that in he day ye eat thereof, will put enmity between thee and then your eyes shall be opened, the woman, and between thy seed and ye shall be as gods, knowing and her seed; it shall bruise thy good and evil. And when the wo- head, and thou shalt bruise his man saw that the tree was good heel. Unto the woman he said, I for food, and that it was pleasant will greatly multiply thy sorrow to the eyes, and a tree to be de- and thy conception; in sorrow sired to make one wise, she took thou shalt bring forth children; of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and thy desire shall be to thy husand gave also unto her husband band, and he shall rule over thee. with her; and he did eat. And And unto Adam he said, Because the eyes of them both were open- thou hast hearkened unto the ed, and they knew that they were voice of thy wife, and hast eaten naked; and they sewed fig leaves of the tree, of which I commandtogether, and made themselves ed thee, saying, Thou shalt not aprons. And they heard the voice eat of it': cursed is the ground for of the LORD God walking in the thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou garden in the cool of the day: and eat of it all the days of thy life; Adam and his wife hid themselves thorns also and thistles sh it from the presence of the LORD bring forth to thee; and thou God amongst the trees of the gar- shalt eat the herb of the field; in den. And the LORD God called the sweat of thy face shalt thou unto Adam, and said unto him, eat bread, till thou return unto Where art thou? And he said, the ground; for out of it wast I heard thy voice in the garden, thou taken: for dust thou art, and I was afraid, because I was and unto dust shalt thou return. naked; and I hid myself. And And Adam called his wife's name he said, Who told thee that thou Eve; because she was the mother ucast naked? Hast thou eaten of of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God fore the LORD God sent him forth make coats of skins, and clothed from the garden of Eden, to till the them. And the LORD God said, ground from whence he was taken. Behold, the man is become as one So he drove out the man; and he of us, to know good and evil: and placed at the east of the garden of now, lest he put forth his hand, Eden Cherubims, and a flaming and take also of the tree of life, sword which turned every way, to and eat, and live for ever: there- 1 keep the way of the tree of life.

EVENING. Genesis VL

God said unto Noah, The end of A ,

began to multiply on the face all flesh is come before me ; for of the earth, and daughters were the earth is filled with violence born unto them, that the sons of through them ; and, behold, I God saw the daughters of men will destroy them with the earth. that they were fair; and they took Make thee an ark of gopher wood; them wives of all which they chose. rooms shalt thou make in the And the LORD said, My spirit ark, and shalt pitch it within and shall not always strive with man, without with pitch. And this is for that he also is flesh: yet his the fashion which thou shalt make days shall be an hundred and it of: The length of the ark shall be twenty years. There were giants three hundred cubits, the breadth in the earth in those days; and of it fifty cubits, and the height also after that, when the sons of of it thirty cubits. A window shalt God came in unto the daughters thou make to the ark, and in a of men, and they bare children to cubit shalt thou finish it above; them, the same became mighty and the door of the ark shalt thou men which were of old, men of set in the side thereof; with lower, renown. And God saw that the second, and third stories shalt thou wickedness of man was great in make it. And, behold, I, even I, the earth, and that every imagina- do bring a flood of waters upon tion of the thoughts of his heart the earth, to destroy all flesh, was only evil continually. And it wherein is the breath of life, from repented the LORD that he had under heaven; and everything made man on the earth, and it that is in the earth shall die. But grieved him at his heart. And the with thee will I establish my coLORD said, I will destroy man venant; and thou shalt come into whom I have created from the the ark, thou, and thy sons, and face of the earth; both man, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with beast, and the creeping thing, thee. And of every living thing and the fowls of the air; for it of all flesh, two of every sort shalt repenteth me that I have made thou bring into the ark, to keep them. But Noah found grace in them alive with thee; they shall the eyes of the LORD. These are be male and female. Of fowls after the generations of Noah: Noah their kind, and of cattle after their was a just man and perfect in his kind, of every creeping thing of generations, and Noah walked the earth after his kind, two of with God. And Noah begat three every sort shall come unto thee, sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. to keep them alive. And take thou The earth also was corrupt before unto thee of all food that is eaten, God, and the earth was filled with and thou shalt gather it to thee violence. And God looked upon and it shall be for food for thee, the earth, and, behold, it was and for them. Thus did Noah; corrupt; for all flesh had corrupt- | according to all that God comed his way upon the earth. And manded him, so did he.

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