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claimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them. 6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne, and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in ashes. 7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water: 8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence that is in their hands. 9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that he had said that he would do unto them; and he did it not.
Mat. 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards an hungered.
Lk. 2:37 She was a widow of about four score and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.
Ac. 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting unto this hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and behold, a man stood before me in bright clothing, 31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard.
13:2 As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them. 3 And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.
14:23 And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord.
2 Cor. 6:5 In labors, in watchings, in fastings.
11:27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often.
FEMALES. 190. Female industry and enterprise.
Pr. 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. 14 She is like the merchants' ships ; she Female Sympathy and Kindness-Female Subordination. bringeth her food from afar. 15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens. 16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. 17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms. 18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night. 19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff. 21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet. 22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple. 23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land. 24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant. 25 Strength and honor are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.
191. Female piety, sympathy, and kindness.
Pr. 31:20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy. 26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness. 27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. 28 Her children arise
and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
Mat. 27:55 And many women were there (beholding afar off) which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him : 56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.
Mk. 12:43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily, I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance: but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
Lk. 24:1 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 10 lt was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them.
192. Female subordination.
Gen. 3: 16 And thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Num. 30:13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict
the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void.
1 Cor. 11:3 But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God. 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoreth his head. 5 But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered, dishonoreth her head : for that is even all one as if she were shaven. 6 For if the woman be not covered, let her also be shorn : but if it be a shame for a woman to be shorn or shaven, let her be covered. 7 For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For the man is not of the woman, but the woman of the man. 9 Neither was the man created for the woman, but the woman for the man. 13 Judge in yourselves : Is it comely that a woman pray unto God uncovered ? 14 Doth not even nature itself teach you, that if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him ? 15 But if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.
14:34 Let your women keep silence in the churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak: but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. 35 And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home; for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.
Ep. 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing
Col. 3:18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord,
1 Tim. 2:11 Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. 12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. 13 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.
1 Pet. 3:1 Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives ; 2 While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear 6 Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord •
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whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement. 7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving honor unto the wife, as vnto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.
FLATTERY. 193. Flatlery a common and dangerous sin.
Job 17:3 He that speaketh flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.
32:21 Let me not, I pray you, accept any man's person, neither let me give flattering titles unto man. 22 For I know not to give flattering titles; in so doing my Maker would soon take me away.
Ps. 5:9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is very wickedness; their throat is an open sepulchre; they flatter with their tongue.
12:2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbor : with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak. 3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things.
Pr. 7:21 With the flattering of her lips she forced him.
20:19 He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.
24:24 He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him.
26:28 A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
28:23 He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more favor than he that flattereth with the tongue.
29:5 A man that flattereth his neighbor spreadeth a net for bis feet.
Ezk. 13:10 They have seduced my people, saying, Peace; and there was no peace. 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Wo to the won that sew pillows to all arm-holes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls ! 22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad ; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way by promising him life.
Directions for Food-Gluttony.
Dan. 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries : but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.
FOOD. 194. Instructions respecting food-gluttony reproved.
Gen. 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed ; to you it shall be for meat.
9:3 Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you ; even as the green herb have I given you all things. 4 But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat.
Dt. 21:20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. 21 And all the men of his city shall stane him with stones, that he die : so shalt thou put evil away from among you, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
Ps. 141:4 Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practice wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.
Pr. 23:1 When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee: 2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite. 3 Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat. 20 Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh : 21 For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.
Dan. 1: 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days ; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat.
Mat. 6:31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed ? 33 (For after all these things do the Gen Les