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s, the waters were made sweet : there he made a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved d said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is his fight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, y all his statutes; I will put none of thefe diseases CC which I have brought upon the Egyptians : 12 the Lord that healeth thee. And they came to shere were twelve wells of water, and three-score n palm-trees ; and they encamped there by the

Sin, after their journies, according to the command of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim : and there no water for the people to drink. Wherefore the pe did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water, thai may drink. And Mofes said unto them, Why chide with me? Wherefore do ye tempt the Lord? Ana Lord said unto Mofes, Go on before the people, and with thee of the elders of Israel : and thy rod, w with thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the roc Horeb; and thou halt smite the rock, and there / come water out of it, that the people may drink. Moses did so in the fight of the elders of Israel.

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LECTURE. XIII.

· History of Moses. xvi. 11-15:— And the Lord spake unto Mofes, 17, I have heard the murmurings of the children of el : Speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, in the morning ye shall be filled with bread : and ball know that I am the Lord your God. And it to pass, that at even the quails came up and coverthe camp: and in the morning the dew lay round it the host. And when the dew that lay was gone behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a

round thing, as small as the boar-frost on the ind. And when the children of Israel saw it, they one to another, It is manna : for they wist not what vas. And Mofes said unto them, This is the bread cb the Lord hath given you to eat.

L E CTURE XV.

History of Moses. Exod. xvii. 8.-13.-Then camc Amalek, and fought u

Ifrael in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Yoshua, Ch us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek : to-mori I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of Go mine hand. So Yoshua did as Moses had said to h and fought with Amalek : and Mofes, Aaron and I went up to the top of the hill. And it came to pass, w Moses held up bis hand, that Ifrael prevailed ; 1 when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.. Moses's hands were heavy; and they took a stone, i put it under him, and he sat thereon : and Aaron a Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, the other on the other side ; and his hands were ste. until the going down of the sun. And yohua disc fited Amalek and his people with the edge of the fiec

LECTURË XIV. History of Moses.

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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 donie unto Pharaoh, and to the Egyptians, for 17ael'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's father-in-law, took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God : and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to cat bread with Moses's futber-in-law, before God.

LECTURE XVII.
History of Moses.

224 Exod. xix. 16--22.--And it came to pass on the third

day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the tiount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; fo that all the people that was in the camp trembled. And Mofes brought forth the people out of the camp to meet wiih God, and they food at the nether part of the mount. And Mount Sirai atas alta eiber 01 a finoke, because the Lord de

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LECTURE XVI.

History of Moses.

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scended upon it in fire ; and the smoke thereof ascen. as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount qua greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet soun long and waxed louder and louder, Moses Spake, God answered him by a voice. And the Lord co down upon Mount Sinai, on the top of the mount : the Lord called Mofes up to the top of the mount, . Mofes went up. And the Lord said unto Mofes, down charge the people, left they break through unto Lord to gaze, and many of them perish. And let priests also, which come near to the Lord, fanétify th felves, left the Lord break forth upon then.

viii. 7-12.--And Moses went out to meet his in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him : and ker each other of their welfare ; and they came je tent. And Moses told his father-in-law all le Lord had doite unto Pharaoh, and to the Egyp

for 17ael's sake, and all the travel that had come them by the way, and how the Lord delivered them.

Feibro rejoiced for all the goodness which the Lord done to lfrael ; whom he had delivered out of the

of the Egyptians. And Jethro said, Blessed be the d who hath delivered you out of the hand of the ptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh ; who hath jvered the people from under the hand of the EgypEns. Now I know that the Lord is greater than all ds: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was ove them. And Jethro, Mofes's father-in-law, took 'burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron me, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Mo's futber-in-law, befüre God.

LECTURE XVIII.

History of Moses. Josh. i. 17.- According as we hearkened unto Mose

all things, fo will we hearken unto thee : only the I * thy God be with thee, as he was with Mofes.

John. i. 17.- For the law was given by Moses, but g

and truth came by Jesus Chrift.

LECTURE XVII. History of Mofes.

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gs, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice the trumpet exceeding loud; fo that all the people that is in the camp trembled. And Mofes brought forth ? people out of the camp to meet wiih God, and they vd at the nother part of the mount. And Mount ai seas alt9 ether on a smoke, because the Lord de

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LUKE XX. 27–38. Then came to him certain of the Sadducees ( which deny that there is any refur.

rection) and they asked him, saying, Master, Mofes wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his broth-'. er should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also. And they left no children, and died. Last of all .. the woman died also. Therefore in the resurrection, whose wife of them is she? for feven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said unto them. The children of ihis world marry, and are given in marriage : but they which hall be ac- . counted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither .. marry, nor are given in marriage. Neither can they die any more ; for they are equal unto the angels, and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses Newed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Ifaac,and the God of War cob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

NE of the most obvious and natural confolations of reason, under the loss of those whom we dearly loved, and one of the most abundant confolations furnished by religion, is the belief that our departed friends are, at their death, disposed of infinitely to their advantage. We weep and mourn while we reflect upon the deprivation of comfort which we have sustained; but we wipe the tears of forrow from our eyes, when we consider that our lofs is their unspeakable gain. “ Rachel weeping for her children," refuses to be comforted so long as she thinks " they are not;” but her soul is tranquillized and comforted when her eyes, in faith, look within the veil, and behold them softly and securely reposing in the bofom of their Father and God. It is an humbling and a mortifying employment to visit church-yards, to step from grave to grave, to recal the memory while we trample upon the ashes of the young,

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