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Job, and their wrong Sentiments concerning God himself and his Conduct, and bid them offer a Sacrifice of Atonement, and Job to pray for them, ver. 7, 8.
20 Q. What Tokens of Approbation and Favour did God shew to Job?
A. While Job prayed for his Friends, God released him from all his Afflictions, and afterward gave him ten Children, as he had at first, he doubled his Estate, and prolonged his Life to four Generations, Job xlii. 10-17.
his own Guilt, advised the Sailors to cast him into the Sea, and then the Storm .ceafed.
5 Q. What became of Jonah ?
A. A great Fish fwallowed him up, and he continued in the Bowels of the Fith three Days and three Nights. 6 Q. Did he ever come to the Shore again?
A. At his Repentance and earneft Prayer, God' commanded the fish to vomit out Jonah upon the dry Land, Jonah ii, .
'Q. What Service did - God afsign to Jonala after this great Deliverance ?
A He sent hin the second Time to Nineveh, to ..preach Destruction againt it within forty Days, Jonah iii.
8 Q. What Effect had this 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 withheld the Punishment which he ihreatened.
9 Q How did Jonah resent this merciful Dealing 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 Life, 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.
MQ. 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 af
forded him some Conveniency of Life ; and that be should be no more concerned about the Lives of so great and populous a City, which besides Men and Women, had above fixscore thousand Children in it. :
CH A P. XVI.
The HISTORY of JEREMIAH. IQ: W HO was Jeremiah ?,
A. One of the 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. 1-7.
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 toucbed his Mouth, to signify his divine Inspiration, and pro. mised his Presence with him, to deliver him from all that should oppose him, ver. 7-19.
3 Q: What was the chief Message with which Jeremiah was sent to the People, and to the Princes and Kings of Judah ?
A. That Jerusalem should be deftroyed, and the People and Princes should be carried away captive into Babylon, because of their Sins, and remain there seventy Years. From Jer, chapter vii. to xxv, ver. II, 12.
4 Q. By what Method did Jeremiah fet before them their Sins and these Judgments of God?
A. By some very plain and direct Speeches, by an Example of the Rechabites set before them, and by some Parables or Emblems.
5 Q. How