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salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habita-

tion; my father's God, and I will exalt him.

LECTURE XII.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

157

Exod. xv. 23, 27.–And when they came to Marah, they could

not drink of the waters of Marah; for they were bitter,

therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the peo-

ple murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord showed him a

tree, which, when he had cast into the waters, the waters

were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and

an ordinance, and there he proved them, and said, If thou

wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God,

and wilt do that which is right in bis sight, and wilt give

ear to his commandments, and keep all his stalutes; I will

put none of these diseases upon thee which I have brought

upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of wa-

ter, and three score and ten palm-trees; and they encamp-

ed there by the waters.

LECTURE XIII.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

169

Exod. xvi. 11, 15. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel;

speak unto them, saying, At even you shall eat ficsh, and in

the morning ye shall be filled with bread: and ye shall know

that I am the Lord your God. And it came to pass, that

at even the quails came up and covered the camp: and in

the morning the dew lay round about the host. And when

the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the

wilderness, there lay a small round thing, as small as the

hoar-frost on the ground. And when the children of Israel

saw it, they said one to another, It is manna; for they wist

not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the

bread which the Lord hath given you to eat.

LECTURE XIV.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

182

Exod. xvii. 1, 2, 5, 6.— And all the congregation of the chil-

dren of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, aster

their journies, according to the commandment of the Lord,

and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the

people to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Mo-

ses, and said, give us water, that we may drink. And Mo-

ses said unto them, Why chide you with me? Wherefore

do yetempt the Lord? And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on

before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel;

and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in

thine hand and go. Behold, I will stand before thee there

upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and

there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink.

And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

LECTURE XV.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

196

Exod. xvii. 8, 13.-Then came Amalek, and fought with Is-

rael in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us

oul men, and go out, fight with Amalek; to-morrow I will

stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine

hand. So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought

with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron and Hur went up to the

top of the hill. And it came to pass, when Moses held up

his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his

hand Amalek prevailed. But Moses' hands were heavy:

and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat

thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one

on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his

hands were steady until the going down of the sun. And

Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge

of the sword.

LECTURE XVI.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

209

Exod. xviii. 7, 12.-And Moses went out to meet his father-

in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him; and they asked

each other of their welfare; and they came into the tent.

And Moses told his father-in-law all that the Lord had

done unto Pharaoh, and to the Egyptians, for Israel's sake,

and all the travel that had come upon them by the way,

and how the Lord delivered them. And Jethro rejoiced

for all the goodness which the Lord had done to Israel;

whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

And Jethro said, Blessed be the Lord who hath delivered

you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand

of Pharaoh; who hath delivered the people from under the

hand of the Egyptians. Now I know that the Lord is

greater than all gods; for in the thing wherein they dealt

proudly he was above them. And Jethro, Moses' father-

in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and

Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with

Moses' father-in-law, before God.

LECTURE XVII.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

Exod. xix. 16, 22.-And it came to pass on the third day in

thc morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and

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Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of

Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. And Aaron

said unto them, Break off the golden ear-rings, which are

in the ears of your wives, of your sons, and of your daugh-

ters, and bring them unto me. And all the people brake

off the golden ear-rings which were in their ears, and

brought them unto Aaron. And he received them at their

hand, and fashioned it with a graving tool after he had made

it a molten calf: and they said, These be thy gods, O Is.

racl, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.

LECTURE IV.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

298

Exod. xxxiji. 3, 11.-And it came to pass, when Moses went

out unto the tabernacle, that all the people rose up, and

stood every man at his tent-door, and looked after Moses,

until he was gone into the tabernacle. And it come to pass,

as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the cloudy pillar de-

scended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the

Lord talked with Moses. And all the people saw the cloudy

pillar stand at the tabernacle-door: and all the people rose

up

and worshipped, every man in his tent-door. And the

Lord spake unto Moses face to face, as a man speaketh

unto his freind.

LECTURE V.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

313

Exod. xxxii. 18.--And he said, I beseech ther, show me

thy glory.

LECTURE VI.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

325

Exod. xxxiv, 29, 30.--Audit came to pass when Moses came

down from mount Sinat (with the two tables of testimony

in Moses' hand, when he came down from the mount) that

Moses wist not that the skin of his face shone, while he

talked with him. And when Aaron and all the children of

Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and

they were afraid to come nigh him.

LECTURE VII.

HISTORY OF MOSES.

338

Exod. xxxix. 42, 43.- According to all that the Lord com-

manded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.

And Moses did lonk upon all the work, and behold, they

had done it as the Lord had commanded, even so had they

done it: and Moses blessed them.

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