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which was of Gath-hepher.” His name is announced at the commencement of the prophecy, and occurs repeatedly throughout; and our Saviour Himself bears him express testimony in the following words“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas,” Matt. xvi. 4. See also Matt. xii. 39, 40, and Luke xi. 29, 30. Again—" So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even to the least of them,” Jonah iii. 5. of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here,” Matt. xii. 41.*

40. Micah.] There is a very noble contemporaneous, or rather subsequent testimony given to this prophet by Jeremiah (xxvi. 18)—who not only gives his name, the place of his nativity, and the age in which he flourished; but makes an express quotation from his writings. "Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.'” “Therefore shall Zion, for your sake, be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house, as the high places of the forest,” Micah iii. 12. The following are quotations from Micah in the New Testament-"But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little annong the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Ruler in Israel,” Micah v. 2. “ For thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda : for out of thee shall come forth a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel,'” Matt. ii. 5, 6. 66 See also John vii. 42.-“For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: a man's enemies are the men of his own house,” Micah vii. 6. « For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household," Matt. X. 35, 36. The name of the prophet is given at the commencement, and a very express statement is made by him of his own inspiration—" Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob bis transgression, and to Israel his sin,” Micah iii. 8. one of the earlier prophets; and, when his writings are compared with the direct history, it will be found that they shed a mutual light and confirmation on each other. *

See further
Jonah iii. 5.-Luke xi. 32.

Jonah iïi. 9.Joel ii. 14.

iv. 2.-Joel ii. 13.

He was

* See further
icah i. 2.-Is, i. 2.
i. 10.-Jer. vi. 26.
i. ll.-Is. xlvii. 3.
i. 16. xxii. 12.

Micah ii. 2.-Ls. v. 8.
ii. 6.

XXX, 10.
iv. 1-3. ii. 2, &c.

Zech. viii. 21, &c. iv. 3.-Joel iii. 10.

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which was of Gath-hepher." His name is announced at the commencement of the prophecy, and occurs repeatedly throughout; and our Saviour Himself bears him express testimony in the following words“A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas," Matt. xvi. 4. See also Matt. xii. 39, 40, and Luke xi. 29, 30. Again,“ So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even to the least of them,” Jonah iii. 5. of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here,” Matt. xii. 41.*

40. Micah.] There is a very noble contemporaneous, or rather subsequent testimony given to this prophet by Jeremiah (xxvi. 18)—who not only gives his name, the place of his nativity, and the age

in which he flourished; but makes an express quotation from his writings. “ Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, "Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest."” “ Therefore shall Zion, for your sake, be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house, as the high places of the forest,” Micah iïi.

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See further
Jonah iii. 5.-Luke xi. 32.

Jonah iii. 9.-Joel ii. 14.

iv. 2.-Joel ii. 13.

12. The following are quotations from Micah in the New Testament," But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou be little annong the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be Ruler in Israel,” Micah v. 2. “For thus it is written by the prophet, 'And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda : for out of thee shall come forth a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel,"” Matt. ii. 5, 6. 66 See also John vii. 42.-“For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: a man's enemies are the men of his own house,” Micah vii. 6. « For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a man's foes shall be they of his own household,” Matt. X. 35, 36. The name of the prophet is given at the commencement, and a very express statement is made by him of his own inspiration_“Truly I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin,” Micah iii. 8. one of the earlier prophets; and, when his writings are compared with the direct history, it will be found that they shed a mutual light and confirmation on each other.*

He was

* See further icah i. 2.-Is. i. 2. i. 10.-Jer. vi. 26. i. 11.- Is. xlvii. 3. i. 16.

xxii. 12.

| Micah ii. 2.-Is. v. 8.
ii. 6.

XXX. 10.
iv. 1-3. ii. 2, &c.

Zech. viii. 21, &c. iv. 3.-_Joel üi. 10.

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66 The men

which was of Gath-hepher." His name is announced at the commencement of the prophecy, and occurs repeatedly throughout; and our Saviour Himself bears him express testimony in the following words-—"A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas," Matt. xvi. 4. See also Matt. xii. 39, 40, and Luke xi. 29, 30. Again—“So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them, even to the least of them,” Jonah iii. 5. of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here,” Matt. xii. 41.*

40. Micah.] There is a very noble contemporaneous, or rather subsequent testimony given to this prophet by Jeremiah (xxvi. 18)—who not only gives his name, the place of his nativity, and the age

in which he flourished; but makes an express quotation from his writings. "Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, “Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall be plowed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest.'” - Therefore shall Zion, for your sake, be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house, as the high places of the forest,” Micah iii.

* See further Jonah iii. 5.-Luke xi. 32.

Jonah iii. 9._Joel ii. 14.

iv. 2.-Joel ii. 13.

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