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commanded the Filh to vomit out Jonah upon the dry Land, Jonah ii.

9 . What Service did God align to Jonah after this great Deliverance? A. He lent him the second Time to Nineveh to preach Destruction against it within forty Days, Jonah iji.

8 Q. What Effect bad bis Preaching upon the People? A. The King and the People put on Sackcloth, mourned for their Sins, turned from their evil Ways, and cried mightily to God for Mercy, whereupon God with-held the Punishment which he threatened.

9 Q. How did Jonah resent this merciful Deal. ing of God with Nineveh ? A. He feared he should be counted a false Prophet, and in an angry Temper desired God to take away his Lik, Jonah iv.

10 Q. What did God do to convince him of the Unreasonableness of his Anger? A. He made a Gourd grow up in a Night, which sheltered him from the Heat of the Sun, and he caused it to wither the next Day; upon which Jonah murmured against God.

11 Q. How did God argue with Jonah upon this Occurrence? A. God reproved the Prophet, that he should be so much concerned about a Gourd, a senseless Plant which grew up in one Night, and only afforded him fome Conveniency in Life; and that he should be no more concerned about the Lives of so great and populous a City, which besides Men and Women, had above fixscore thou. fand Children in it.

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7 HO was Jeremiah ? A. One of the

V Priests in the Land of Benjamin, whom? God called to be a Prophet when he was very young, in the Days of Josiah King of Judah, Jer, i. 17.

2 Q. What Encouragement had he when he was so young to pronounce the Judgments of God against the People? A. God put forth his Hand and touched his Mouth, to signify his divine Inspiration, and promised his Presence with him to deliver him from all that hould oppose 'him, ver. 7-19.

36. What was the chief Message with which Jeremiah was sent to the people, and to the Princes and Kings of Judah ? A. That Jerus" sálem thould be dettroyed, and the People and Princes should be carried away 'captive into Bas bylon, because of their Sins, and remain there, seventy Years. From Chap. vii. to xxv. ver.'it,.

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4 Q. By' what Method did Jeremiah set before : them their Sins and thefe Judgments of God?" A. : By some very plain and direct Speeches, by ani Example of the Rechabites set before them, and by some Parables or Emblems.

5 Q. How did Jeremiah spew them the Heinousness of their Sins by a View of the Example of the Rechabites ? A. Since all the Family of Rechab abstained from Wine, which is no unlawful Li

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quor, merely because Jonadab their Father forbid them; -much more should the Yews have abstain. ed from those Practices which are utterly unlawful, when the God of Israel had forbid them, Jer. xxxv. .

6 Q. What were some of the Emblems by which God ordered Jeremiah to foretel their Calamities?

A. A Linnen Girdle, a Potter's Vessel, an Ear-. then Bottle, Yokes of Wood and of Iron, &c.

7Q. What was designed by the Linnen Girdle? A. Jeremiah was commanded to hide it in the Hole of a Rock near the River Euphrates, and when he sought it again, it was quite spoiled; fo God decreed to spoil the Pride of Jerusalem by the Nation that dwelt near Euphrates, i. e. Asyria, Jer. xiii.

8 Q. What was intended by the Potter's Veffel? A. As when the Vessel of Clay was spoiled in the making, the Form of it was changed, and it was moulded up into another Vessel, as the Potter pleased; so God declared his Power over the House of Israel, to manage and dispose of them as he pleased, and that he would change his Providences and their State, according to their Behaviour, Fer. xviii. :

9. Q. What further Lelon was taugt by an Earthen. Bottle? A. Jeremiah was commanded to break the Bottle in the Sight of the Priests and the Elders, and to declare, Thus faith the Lord, even so will. I break this Nation and this City, that it shall not be made whole again, Jer. xix.

10 Q: What did Jeremiah, teach them by the Emblems of Bonds and Yokes? 4. In the Days of eboiakim King of Judah Gcd commanded Jeremiah, to make Bonds and Yokes, and puc

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them upon his own Neck, and then send them to the King of the Nations round about, to affüre them that they should all be made subject to Nebuchadnezzár King of Babylon, Ferem. xxvii. 1-12.

11 Q. Who were Jeremiah's chief Enemies? A. The Priests and the false Prophets, who would have put him to Death in the Reign of Jehoiakim, Fer. xxvi. 1–8.

12 Q. Who saved Jeremiah at that Time ? A. The Princes and the People saved him from Death, though the King flew Urijah the Prophet, who confirmed the Words of Jeremiah, ver. 10

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13 Q. What Abuses did Jeremiah receive from Pashur the Priest? A. Pashur (mote the Prophet, and put him in the Stocks, Jer. xx. 1, 2.

14 Q. What Evil was denounced ngainst Pashur on this Account? A. God changed his Name to Magor, misabib, to denote that he should be a Terror to himself and to all his Friends; and foretold that he should be led captive to Babylon, and die there, ver. 3--6.. - 15 Q. How did Jeremiah's Patience hold out under the many Injuries he received ? A. In the main he continued to trust in God, but once he murmured against God, refused to prophery, and cursed the Day of his Birth, ver. 7-18.

16 Q. In what manner did God overcome his Murmuring and his Disobedience? A. The Word of the Lord was in his Heart like a burning Fire shut up in his Bones, and he could not forbear Speaking, ver. 9.

17 Q. How did Jeremiah publish his Prophecies when he could not appear in publick himself, being shut up in Prison ? A. He commanded Baruch

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the Scribe to write the Words of his Prophecies from his Mouth in a Volume of a Book, and to read them in the Ears of the People in the Tem- ' ple on a Fast Day, Jer. xxxvi. 1--10. · 18 Q. What Effect had this upon Jehoiakim the King? A. When he heard of it he sent for the Volume, read a little of it, cut it with a Penknife, and burnt it in the Fire, and then sent to seize Yeremiah and Baruch; but God by his kind Providence kept them hid from the King, ver. 20~26.

19 Q. What was the next Mesage from God to Jeremiah ? A. That he should take another VoJume, and that Baruch should write over again from his Mouth the same Words, and many others of the same Import, ver. 27, 32.

20 Q. What did Jeremiah prophefy concerning Jehoabaz the Son of Josiah King of Judah, who is bere called Shallum ? A. That he should die, a Captive in the Land of Egypt, Jer. xxii, 11, 12 2 Kings xxiii. 31–34.

21 Q. What did he say concerning Jehoiakim his Brother? A. That he should die unlamented, and be buried like an Ass, drawn and cast out beyond the Gates of Jerufalem, Jer. xxii. 18, 20.

22 Q. What did he pronounce concerning Jehoiachin, who is also called Jechoniah and Coniah? A. That he should die in a strange Land, and none of his Seed should fit on the Throne of Judah, Yer. xxii. 24–30. and he accordingly was car-. ried to Babylon, and lived long there, and there he died, Jer. lii. 31.

23 Q. What Advice did he give to Zedekiah King of Judah ? A. To submit willingly to the Yoke of the King of Babylon, that both he and his People might meet with better Treatment, Jer. xxvii, 12, 18.

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