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JUDGES. Israel: and the children of Israel destroyed this come to pass in Israel, that there should of the Benjamites that day lwenty and five be to-day one tribe lacking in Israel ? thousand and an lindred men: 'a! tuese 4 And it came to pass on the morrow, that drew the sword.

the people cose early, and built there an al36 So the children of Benja.nin saw thaltar, and offered burnt-offerings and peace. they were smitten: for the men of Israel offerings. gara place to the Benjamires, Ivecause they 5 And the children of Israel said. Who is trusted unto the liers in wait which they liad there among all the tribes of Israel that came set beside Gibeah.

not up with the congregation unto the LORD? 37 And the liers in wait hasted, and rush- For they liad made a great oatii concerning ed upon Gibealı; and the liers in wait drew him that came not up to the LORD tu Wiztirerseives along, and smote all the city with peh, saying, He shall surely be put to death. the edge of the sword,

6 And the childre: of Israel repented them 33 Now there was an appointed sign be- for Benjamin their brother, and said, There tween ille men of Israel and the liers in wait, is one tribe cut off from Israel this day. that they should make a great flane with 7 How shall we do for wives for them that sinoke to rise up out of the city.

remain, secing we have sworn by the Lori, 39 And when the men of Israel retired in that we will lot give thein of our daugliters the battle, Benjamin began to sinite and kill to wives? of the men of Israel about thirty persons; for 8 | And they said, What one is there of ilie they said, Surely they are smitten down be-tribes of Israel that came not up to Mizpeb fore us. as in the first laule.

to the Lord? And, behold, there came none 40 But when the flame began to arise up to the camp frora Jabesti-giiead to the asout of the city withi a pillar of smoke, the sembly. Benjamnites looked behind them, and, he. 9 For the poople were numbered, and, hold, the flame of the city ascended up to behold, there were rone of the inhabitants of heaven.

Jabesb-gilead there. 41 And when the men of Israel turned a- 10 And the congregation sent tliither gain, the inen of Benjamin were amazed : welve thousand men of the valiantest, and for they saw that evil was come upon them. cominanded them, saying, Go and smile the

42 Therefore they turned their backs be- inhabitants of Jabesh-gilead with the edge o fore the men of Israel unto the way of the the sword, with the women and the children. wilderness; but the battle overtook them: 11 And this is the thing that ye shall do, and them which came out of the cities they Ye shall utterly destroy every male, and eve. destroved in the midst of tliein.

ry woman thai hath lain by man. 43 'Thus they inclosed the Benjamnites round 12 And they found among the inhabitants about, and chased thein, und trode them of Jabesli-giiead four hundred young virgins. down with ease over against Gibeah toward that had known no man by lying with any the sun-rising

male; and they brought them unto the camp 41 And tliere fell of Benjamin eig seen to Shiloli, which is in the land of Canaan.. thousand men; all these were men of 13 And the whole congregaliop sent some valour,

to speak to the children of Benjamin that 45 And they turned, and fled toward the rere in the rock Rimmou, and to cali peace wilderness unio the rock of Rimmon: and ally unto them. they gleaned of them in the highways five 11 And Benjamin came again at that time: thou and meu ; and pursued hand after thein and they gave them wives winch they had unto Gidlom, and slew two thousand men of saved alive of the women of Jabe:1-gilead: them.

and yet so they sufficed then not. 46 So that all which fell that day of Benja- 15 And the people repented them for Ben. min were twenty and five thousand men tar jamin, because that the Lord had made a drew the sword, all these rere men of valour. Dreacli in the triles of Israel,

47 But six hundred men turned, and lied 16 . Then the elders of the congregation to the wilderness unto the rock Rimmon, and said, How shall we do for wives for them abode in the rock Rimnion four months. that remain, sceing the women are destroyed

43 And the men of Israel turned again out of Benjamin: up in the children of Benjamin, and smole 17 And they said, There must be an inherit them with the edge of the sword, as well the ance for them that be escaped vi Benjamin, inen of every city, as the beast, and all that that a tribe be nkl destroyed out of Israel. (ame to land: also they set on tire all the 18 Hlowbeit we may not give them wives cities that they came to.

of our daughters : for the children of Israel CHAP. XXI.

have sworn, saying, Cursed be heiliai giveth peh, saying, There shall not any of us of a wife to Benjani

19 Then they said, Behold, there is a feast give his daugliter unto Benjamin to wife. of the Lord in Shiloh yearly, in a place which

2 And the people came to the house of is on the north side of Beth-el, on the east side God, and abocle there till even before God, of the highway that goetb up from Beth-el so and lifted up their voices, and wept sore; Shechem, and on tie south of Lebonah. 3 And said, O LORD God of Israel, why is! 20 Therefore they commanded the chail202


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Iren of Benjainin, saying, Go and lie in wait, 03 And the children of Benjamin did so in the vineyards:

and cook them wives, according to their 21 And see, and belold, if the daughter number, of them that danced, whom they o! Shiloh come out to dance in dances, tien caught: and they went and returned unto come ye our of the vineyards, and cateli you their inheritance, and repaired the cities, every man liis wife of the daugliters of Shi- and dwelt in them. loh, and go to the land of Benjamin." 24 And the children of Israel departed

22 And it shall be, when their fathers or thence at that time, every man to his tribe, their brethrep come unto us complain, and to his family, and they went out from that we will say unto thein, Be favourable silence every man to his inheritance. unto thein for our sakes; because we re. 23 In thiose days there wus no king in

served not to each man bis wife in the war : Israel: every man did that which was right | for ye did not give unto them at this time, in his own eyes.

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1 The Book of RUTH. CHAP. I

husbands? nay, my daughters; for it griev it came to pass, in the days when eth ine much for your sakes, that the hand of in the land: and a certain man of Beth-le- 14 And they lifted up their voice, and wept hem-judah went to sojourn in the country of again: and Orpah kissed her mcther-in-law; Moab, he, and his wife, and his two sons. but Ruth clave unto her.

And the name of the man was Elime- 15 And she said, Bevold, tlıy sister-in-law lech, and the name of his wife Naomi, and is gone back unto her people, and unto her the name of his two sons Malilo: and Chi- gods : return theu after thy sister-in-law. Con, Ephratlıtes of Bein-lehem-juda': and 16 And Roth said. Entreat me not to leave they came into the country of Moab, and thee, or to return from following after thee: continued tliere.

for whither thou goest. I will go; and where 3 And Elimelech, Naomi's busband, died; thon lindgest, I will louge; thy people shult and she was lest, and her two sons. be my people, and thy God my God.

* And they took them wives of the women 17 1$here thou diesi, will I die, and there of Moab; the name of the one wus Orvali, will I be buried: the Lord do so to me, and and the name of the other Ruth : and they wore also. ifought but death partthee and me. dwell there about ten years.

18 When she saw that she was stedfastly 5 And Mahlon and Chilion died also both minded to go with her, then she left speak of them; and the woman was left of lier ing unto her. two sons and ler husband.

19! So they two went until they caing 6 1 Then she arose with ber daughters in- to Bethlehem. And it came to pass, whón law, that she inigil relarn from the country they were come to Beth-chem, that all the of Monh: for she had heard in the country city was moved about them; and they saiel, of Moab how that the Lord hail visited his 18 ilis Naomi? queople in giving them bread.

20 And she said unto them, Call me nog 7 Wherefore she went forklı out of the Naomi,call me Mara : for the almighty bati place where alie was, and her two daughters deal very bilierly with me. in-law with her; and they went on the way 211 went out full, and the Lord liath brouglo to return unto the land of Judalı.

me iiome again empty : why then call ye me 8 Aud Naomi said unto her two daughters Naomi, seeing the Lurnhaihiestitiedagainst in-law, Go, return cach to her mother's me, and the Almighty bath aftlicted me house: the Lord deal kindly willi you, as 2 So Saoini returned. and Ruth the Vo. ye lave dealt with the dead, and with nie. alvitess, lier daughter-in-law, with le®, which

9 The Lowv grant you that ye may find returned out of the country of Moab; and rest, each of you in the house of lier husband. they came to Beth-lelieni in the beginning of 1 Then she kissed them : and they lilied up barley-harvest. their voice, and wept.

CILAP. II. 16 And they said unto her. Surely we will A hanes, amiglity man of wealth, welche

ND Naomi bad a kinsman of lier iris return vith thep unto thy people.

11 And Naomi said, Turn again, my family of Elimelech; and his name uus Boaz. daugliters; why will be you withi me? And Ruth the Moabitess said unto Naomi, there yet any more sons in any womb, tiat Let me now go to the field, and glean cars of they inay be your husbands?

coru after him in whose sight I shall find grace. 12. Turn again, my daughters ; go your And she said unto her, Cio, my daughter. way; for lani too old to have a fastiand. If 3 And slie went, and came, and gleaned in Hi I should say, I have hope, if I should have an be ield after the reapers : and her hap was

husband also to-night, and should also bear to liglit on a part of the held belonging unto sons,

Boaz, who was of the kindred of Elimelech. 13 Would ye larry for them till they were 4 1 And, behold, botz came froin Both & wol would ye stay for them from having 'lelem, and said unto the reapers, The LORD

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be with you. And they answered him, The knowledge of thee. And she shewer het Lord bless thee.

mother-in-law with whom she had wrought, 5 Then said Boaz unto liis servant that was and said, The man's- name with whom 1 set over the reapers, Whose damsel is this? wrought to-day is Boaz.

6 And the servant that was set over the 20 And Naomi said unto her daughter-inreapers answered and said, It is the Moab law, Blessed be le of the Lord, who batb irish damsel that came back with Nacmi out not left off his kindness to the living and to of the country of Noah:

the dead. And Naomi said unto her, The 7 And she said, I pray you, let me glean man is near of kin into us, one of our next and gather after the 'reapers among the kinsmen., sheaves: so she came, and hath continued 21 Ard Ruth the Moabitess said. He said even from the morning until now, thai she unto me also, Thou shalt keep fast hy my tarried a little in the house.

young men, until they have ended all my 8 Then said Boaz unto Ruth. Hearest thou harvest. not, my daugliter? Go not to glean in another 2 And Naomi said unto Ruth her daughfield, neither go froin hence, but abide here ter-in-law, It is good, my daugliter, that fast by my maidens.

thou go out with his maidens, that they 9 Let thine eyes be on the field that they meet thee not in any other field. do rear, and go thou alter them: bave I not 23 So she kept fast by the maidens of Bocharged the young men that they shall not az to glean unto the end of barley-harvest, touchi thee? and when thou art atliirst, go and of wheat harvest; and dwell with her unto the vessels, and drink of that which the mother-in-law. young men have diawn.

CHAP. III. 10 , nerself to the ground, and said and obed THEN Naomi her mother-in-law said unia

bier, My daughter, shall I not seek rest Why bave I found grace in thine eyes, that for thee, that it may be well with thee? thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing 2 And now is not Boaz of our kindred, vilk I am a stranger ?

wbose maidens thou wast? Behold, be win11 And Boaz answered and said unto her, noweth barley to-night in the thrashing-floor. It hath fully been shewed me all that thou 3 Washi thyself therefore, and anoint thee, hast done unto thy inother-in-law since the and put thy raiment upon thee, and get thee death of thine husband; and how thou hast down to ihe floor : but make not thysel, left thy father and thy mother, and the land known unto the man until he shall have dong of thy nativity, and art come unto a people eating and drinking. whicl: chou knewest not heretofore.

4 Ånd it shall be, when he lieth down 12 The Lord recompense thy work, and that thou shalt mark the place where he a full reward be given thee of the Lord God shall lie, and thou shalt go in, and uncover of Israel, under whose wings thou art come his feet, and lay thee down; and he will tel

thee what thou shalt do. 13 Then she said, Let me find favour in 5 And she said unto her, All that thou thy siglit, my lord ; for that thou hast com- sayest unto me I will do. forted me, and for that thou last spoken 6 | And she went down unto the floor friendly unto thine handmaid, though I bejand did according to all that her mother-in not like unto vne of ibine bandmaidens. law bade her.

14 And Boaz said unto her, At meal-time 7 And when Boaz had eaten and drunk ang conie thou huither, and eat of the bread, and his heart was merry, he went to lie down a dip thy morsel in the vinegar. Au stie sat the end of the heap of corn: and she caine beside the reapers : and he reached her softly, and uncovered his feet, and laid hei parched corn, and she did eat, and was sutti-down. ceu, and left.

ö 1 And it came to pass at midniglit, tha 15 Aud when she was risen up to glean, the man was afraid, and turned himself; and Boaz commanded his young men, saying, behold, a woman lay at his feet. Let hier glean even among the sheaves, and 9 Andre said. Whourt thou? And sue ar reproach bier not:

swered, I am Ruth thrine handmail: spreas: 16 And bez fall also some of the handfuls of therefore thy skirt over thine handnaid, for purpose for her, and leave them that she may; thou art a near kinsman. glean them, and rebuke ber not.

10 And he said, Blessed be thou of the 17 So she gieaned in the field until even, LORD, my daughter ; for thou hast snewed and heat out that she had gleaned : and it more kindness in the latter end than at the was ahout an ephah of barley

beginving, inasmuch as thou followedst not 18 1 And she took it un, and went into young men, whether poor or rich. the city ; and her mother-in-law saw what 11 And now, my daughter, fear not; I will she hai gleaned: and she brought forth, and do to thee all that thou requirest : for all the gave to her that she had reserved after she city of my people doth know that thou art a was sufficed.

vituous woman. 19 And her mother-in-law said unto her, 12 And now, it is true that I am thy near Where hast thou gleaned to-day? and where kinsman: howhest Were is a kinsman nearer wroughtest thou Blessed be le tuat did lake than I.

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13 Tarry this night, and it shall be in the cerning changing, for to confirin all timgs; morning, that if he will perform unto thee a man plucked off his shoe, and gave il lo the part of a kinsman, well; let him do the liis neighbour ; and this was a iestimony kinsinan's part: but if he will not do the part in Israel. of a kinsman to thee, then will I do the part 8. Therefore the kineman said unto Boaz, of a kinsman to thee, as the Lord liveth : Buy it for thee: so lie drew off his shoe. he down until the morning.

99 And Boaz said unto the elders, and 111 And she lay at his feet until the morn- unto all the people, leare witnesses this day, ing: and she rose up before one could know that I have bought all that was Elimelech's, another. And he said, Let it not be known and all that was (wlion's and Mahlon's, of • that a woman came into the floor.

thic hand of Naomi. 15 Also be said, Bring the vail that thou hast! 10 Moreover, Ruth the Moabiless, the upon thee, and hold it. And when she held wise of Mahlon, have I purchased to be my it, he measured six measures of barley, and wife, to raise up the name of the dead upon laid it on her: and she went into the city: bis inheritance, that the name of the dead

16 And when she came to her mother-in- he not cut off from among his brethren and law, she said, Who art thou, my daughter : from the gate of his place : ye ure witnesses And she told her all that the man had done this day. to her.

11 And all the people that were in the 17 And she said, These six measures of gate, and the elders, said, We are witnesses, barley gave he me ; for he said to me, Go The Lord make the woman that is come not empty unto thy mother-in-law. into thine honse like Rachel and like Leali,

18 Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, which iwo did build the house of Israel; and until thou know how the matter will fall: for do thou worthily in Ephratah, and be famous die man will not be in rest until he have fin- in Berli-lebem : isied the thing this day.

12 And let thy house be like the house of CHAP. IV.

Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto Juuan, of WHEN went Boaz up to the gate, and sa: the seed which the Lord sball give thee of man of whom Boaz spake came liy ; unte 1.3 1 So Boaz took Ruth, and she was his whom he said, 110, such a one! turi aiele, wise : and when he went in unto her, the sit down here. And he turned aside, and LORD gave her conception, and she bare sat down. 2 And lie took ten men of the elders of the

li And the women said unto Naomi, Bless: city, and said, Sit se down here. And they led be the Lord, which hath not left thee this sai down

day without a kinsinan, that his name may 3 And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi, be famous in Israel. that is come again out of the comtry of 15 And he shall be unto tbee a restorer of Moah, sellers a parcel of land, which was thy life, and a nourisher of thine old age : our brother Elimelecli's ;

for tliy daugliter-in-law, which loveth thee, 4 And I thought to advertise thee, saying, which is beiter to thee than seven sons, hath Buy it before the inhabitants, and before the born liin. elders of my people. Withou wilt redeem it, 10 And Naoini took the child, and laid it releem it, but it thou wilt not redeem it, in her bosoin, and becaine nurse unto it. then tell me, that I may know : for there is 17 And the women her neighbours gave it nove to redeem it besides thee; and I am a name, saving, There is a son born 10 N90. after thee, And he said. I will redeem it. mi; and they called his name Oived: be is

5 Then said Boaz, What day tlou buyest the father of Jesse, the father of David. the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must 18 | Now these are the generations of buy it also of Ruti the Moabitess, the wite Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron, of the dead, 10 raise up the name of the dead 19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram beupon his indieritance.

gat Amminadab, 6 | And the kinsman said, I cannot re- 20 And Amminadab begat Nalision, and deem it für inyseil, lest I mnar mine own in- Nalishon begat Salmon, heritance : redeem thou my right to thyself" ; 21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boazbe for I cannot redeem it.

Igal Obed, ? Now this was the manner in former time 22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse Jein Israel, concerning redeeming, and con-igat David.

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( The First Book of SAMUEL, otherwise called,

The First Book of the KINGS.

2 And he had !wo wives; the name of the thaim zopiim, of mount Eplıraim, a:rd Peninnal: and Pemanah bad children, but his name ions Elkanah, the son of Jerolam. Hannan had no children. the son of Elibu, the son of Tohu, the son of 3 And this man went up out of his city Zupli, an Fploratuite:

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LORD of hosts in Shiloh : and the two sons of. 21. And the inan Elkanah, and all hie Eli, Hoplini and Phinehas, the priests of the house, went up to offer unto the LORD the LORD, were there.

yearly sacrifice, and liis vow. 4 1 And when the time was that Elkanalı 22 But Hannali went not up; for she said offered, he gave to Pemanalı isis wife, and to unto lier lmsband. I will not go up unul the all her sons and her daughters, portions : cuild be weaned, and then I will bring him,

5 But unlo Hanali he gave a worthy por that he may appear before the Lord), and tion: for lie loved Hannalı; but the LORD there abide for ever. had shut up her woinb.

3 And Elkanah her husband said unto 6 And hver adversary also provoked lierlier, Do what seemeth thee good: tarry until sore, for to make her fret, because the LORDlou lave weaned him ; only the Lord es had shut up hier womi),

tablish his word. So the woman alode, ano 7 And as lie did so year by year, when gave her son suck until she weaned him. she went up to the jouse of the Lori), so slie 11 And when she had wraned lim, she provoked lies: therefore she wept, and did took him up with her, with diree bullocks not eat.

and one ephal: of flour, and a bottle of wine 8 Then said Elkanalı lier busband to her, and brought him unto the house of the LORD Hannah, why weepest houand why pa:est in Shilol: and the child was young. thou not? and why is thy lieart grieved ? am 25 And they slew a bullock, and brougla pot I better to thee than ten sons:

the child to Eli 9 So Hannah rose up after they had eat- 26 And she said, Oli my lord! as they sou en in Shiloli, and after tliey bad drunk : livelli

, my lord, I um the woman that stoed (now Eli the priest sat upon a seat by a post by thee liere, praviny unto the Lord. of the temple of the LORI) :)

27 For this child I prayed; and the LORO 10 And she was in hiiterness of soul, and hath given me my petition which I ashes of prayed unto the Lord, and wept sore.

11 And she vowed a vow, and said, o 29 Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord of hosts, if thou will indeed look on Lord; as long as he liveth be siiall he leni the affliction of thine handiaid, and remem- to the Lord. And he worshipped the LORD ber me, and not forget thine handmaid, but there. wilt give unto thine handmaid a man-child,

CHAP. II. then I will give him unto the LORD all the AND Hannal prayed, and said, My beant , and there shall no razor

in the is upon his head.

exalted in the Lond; my mouth is enlarged *129 And it came to pass, as she continued over milie enemies; because I rejoice in thy praying before the Lord, that Eli marked salvation. her mouth,

2 There is none holy as the LOR): por 13 Now Hannah, she spake in her lieart; there is none besides thee; neither is there only her lips moved, but her voice was not any rock like our God. heard: therefore Eli thought she had been 3 Talk no more so exceeding proudly ; les drunken.

not arrogancy come out of your moutin: fo 14 And Eli said unto her, How long wilt the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by thou be drunken? put away thy wine from him actions are weighie 1. thee

4 The bows of the miglity men are bro 15 And Hannahı answered and said, No, ken, and they that stumbled are girdled with my lord; I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit; 1 strength. have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but 5 They that irere fuil have hired out them nave poured out my soul before the LORD. selves for bread; and they inat were hungry

16 Count nou thine landmaid for a daugh- ceased : so that the barren hath barn seven; ter of Belial; for out of the abundance of my aand she that liath many children is waxed coinplaint and grief have I spoken luthierto. teeble.

17 Then El answered and said, Ge in 6 The Lord killetli, and maketh alive; le peace : and the God of Israel grant thee thy bringer down to the grave, and bringeth up. petition that thou last asked of him.

7 The Lon makethi poor, and maleth 18 And she said, Let thine landmaid tine vich: bie bringeth: low, and lifted up. grace in thy sight. So the woman went ber 8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, way, and did eat, and her countenance was anil liposhi ep the beggar from the lunghi, no more sud.

to set them anong princes, and to make 19 1 And ther rose up in the morning them inherit the throne of glery: for the enrly, an I worshipped before the LURD, and pillars of the earth ure the Lord's, and by returned, and came to their house, to Ramal: hath sot the world upon chem. and Elkanah kne:v Hannah bis wile; and 9 lle will keep thie feet of his saints, and the LORD remembered her.

the wicked shall be silent in darkness ; !or by 20 Wherefore it came to pass, when the strength shall no man prevail. time was come about, after Hannelidad con- 10 Tlre adversaries of the LORD shall be ceived, that she bare a son, and called his broken to pieces; out of heaven shall lie naine Samuel, saring, Because I have ask- thunder upon them : the LORD shall judge

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