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23 By faith 'Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper 15 child; and they were not afraid of the m king's commandment.
24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter;
25 • Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the Preproach of Christ 16 greater
15 comely. Ham. Whit, beautiful. We. Pu. 16 for Christ. A. V. such reproach as Christ endured. Ne.
" See on Acts, vii. 20. ,
m Exod. i. 16, 22 : When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women-if it be a son, then ye shall kill him. And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive.
n Exod. ii. 10, 11: The child grew, and she brought him unto Pharoah's daughter, and he became her son. And she called his name Moses. And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens : and he espied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
• Ps. lxxxiv. 10: A day in thy courts is better than a thousaud. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
p Mat. y. 10–12: Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven. . Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven. Heb. xiii. 13 : Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach. 1 Pet. ii. 19, 20 : This is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. do. iii. 14: If ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye. do. iv. 14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye.
riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto 9 the recompence of the reward.
27 By faith be "forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king : for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible.
28 Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them.
29 By faith uthey passed through the Red sea as by dry land : which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned.
30 By faith the 'walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.
4 HEB. X. 35.
* Exod. x. 28, 29 : Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more; for in that day thou seest my face thou shalt die. And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I will see thy face again no more. do. xii. 31: And he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from among my people, both ye and the children of Israel ; and go, serve the LORD, as ye have said. do. xiii. 17, 18: It came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go, that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near; for God said, Lest peradventure the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt : But God led the people about through the way of the wilderness of the Red sea.
* Ver. 13. Ps. xvi. 8: I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. See on John, i. 18.
*Exod. xii. 21, &c: Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the passover, &c.
u Exod. xiv. 22, 29: The children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea ; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.
Jos. vi. 20 : It came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city.
31 w By faith the harlot *Rahab perished not with them that believed not, 17 when she had received the spies with peace.
32 And what shall I more say ?18 for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of a Barak, and of bSamson, and of • Jephthae ; of David 1? that were disobedient. A.V. 18 why do I yet talk, or speak ? Ham.
w Jos. ii. 9, 11: She said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. The LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
> Jos. vi. 23 : The young men that were spies went in, and brought out Rahab, and her father, and her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had ; and they brought out all her kindred. JAMES, ii. 25: Was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?
y Jos. ii. 1: And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho, And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
2 JUDGES, vi. 11, &c: There came an angel of the LORDand his [Joash's] son Gideon threshed wheat by the winepress, &c,
a JUDGES, iv. 6, &c: [Deborah] sent and called Barak—and said unto him, Hath not the LORD God of Israel commanded, saying, Go and draw toward mount Tabor? &c.
bJUDGES, xiii. 24, &c: The woman bare a son, and called his name Samson: and the child grew, and the LORD blessed him.
JUDGES, xi. 1, &c: Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a mighty man of valour, &c. do. xii. 7: Jephthah judged Israel six years.
01 Sam. xvi. 1, 13 : And the LORD said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel ? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite : for I have provided me a king among his sons. Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him and the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. do. xvii. 45 : Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield : but I come to thee in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.
also, and Samuel, and of the prophets :
33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, 'wrought righteousness, sobtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34 i Quenched the violence of fire, k escaped 19 the edge of the sword, 'out of weakness were
19 repelled. Rh.
e] Sam. i. 20: After Hannah had conceived-she bare a son, and called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the LORD. do. xii. 20 : Samuel said unto the people, Fear not.
fi Sam, xii. 3, &c: Behold, here I am: witness against me before the LORD, and before his anointed : whose ox have I taken? or whose ass have I taken ? or whom have I defrauded ? whom hare I oppressed? or of whose hand have I received any bribe to blind mine eyes therewith ? and I will restore it you, &c.
82 SAM. vii. 11, &c : And as since the time that I commanded judges to be over my people Israel, and have caused thee to rest from all thine enemies. Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.
h JUDGES, xiv. 5,6: Behold, a young lion roared against him [Samson]. And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid. I SAM. xvii. 36, 37: Thy servant slew both the lion and the bear. David said moreover, The LORD that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. Dan, vi. 22: My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me : forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
i Dan. iii. 25: Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt.
k 1 Sam. xx. 1, &c: And David fled from Naioth in Ramah, and came and said before Jonathan, What have I done ? &c. 1 Kings, xix. 3: [Elijah] arose, and went for his life, and came to Beer-sheba. 2 Kings, vi. 16 : [Elisha] answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
12 KINGs, xx. 7: Isaiah said, Take a lump of figs. And they took and laid it on the boil, and he recovered. Job, xlii. 10: The LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends : also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before. Ps. vi. 8: The LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping
made strong, waxed valiant in fight, " turned to flight the armies of the aliens. · 35 · Women received their dead raised to life again : and others were P tortured, not accept
m 1 Sam. xiv. 1, &c: Jonathan the son of Saul said unto the young man that bare his armour, Come, and let us go over to the Philistines' garrison, &c.
n JUDGES, vii. 20, 21: They cried, The sword of the LORD, and of Gideon, And they stood every man in his place round about the camp: and all the host ran, and cried, and fled. do.xv. 8,15 : And he smote them hip and thigh with a great slaughter : and he went down and dwelt in the top of the rock Etam. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. 1 SAM. xiv. 13, &e: And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armourbearer after him : and they fell before Jonathan ; and his armourbearer slew after him. do, xvii. 51, 52 : Therefore David ran, and stood upon the Philistine, and took his sword, and drew it out of the sheath thereof, and slew him, and cut off his head therewith. And when the Philistines saw their champion was dead, they fled. And the men of Israel and of Judah arose, and shouted, and pursued the Philistines, until thou come to the valley, and to the gates of Ekron. And the wounded of the Philistines fell down by the way to Shaaraim, even unto Gath, and unto Ekron. 2 Sam. viii. 1, &c: And after this it came to pass, that David smote the Philistines, and subdued them : and David took Methegammah out of the hand of the Philistines,
• 1 Kings, xvii. 22 : The LORD heard the voice of Elijah ; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. 2 Kings, iv. 35, 36 : The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. When she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.
P 2 Mac. vi. 19, 27, 28 : He, choosing rather to die gloriously, than to live stained with such an abomination, spit it [the swine's flesh] forth, and came of his own accord to the torment. I will show myself such an one as mine age requireth, and leave a notable example to such as be young, to die willingly and courageously for the honourable and holy laws: and when he had said these words, immediately he weut to the torment. do. vii, 1, &c: It came to pass also that seven brethren, with their mother, were taken, and compelled by the king, against the law, to taste swine's flesh, and were tormented with scourges and whips, &c. Acts, xxii. 25 : And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that .