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prompt and faithful discharge of|colors ? and did not the Father every duty.

| prepare for his son Jesus, a Your honored father, who is body curiously wrought in the now descending the hill of life, lower parts of the earth ? Did you will not forget in his discon- Joseph, at the command of his solate state. He has felt the father, go to seek his brethren bereavement more sensibly than and enquire for their welfare ? his children. He has commit- and did not Christ at his Father's ted to the dust the wife of biscoinmand, come into the world youth, the desire of his eyes, to seek and save his brethren of the friend of his bosom. In his the human race, and his kindred other afflictions he had one to according to the flesh ? Did the sorrow with him and help bear reproofs of Joseph procure the his burdens; but now he is a hatred of his brethren ? and did lone. You are planted nigh by not Christ's brethren, the world, his dwelling ; visit him often, hate him because he testified of and show yourself an affectionate it, that the deeds thereof were child. That the dealings of di- evil? Did the brethren of Joseph vine providence, both merciful conspire against him and sell and afflictive, may subserve your | him to strangers ? and did not best good is the sincere desire the Jews conspire against Christ of yours affectionately,

| and deliver him to the Gentiles? T. S. Was Joseph faithful to his

master ? and did not God's servant, Christ, deal prudently?

Was Joseph, for his fidelity and Explanation of Scriptural Types. zeal for his master's honor, ma

liciously accused and injuriously No. XII.

cast into prison ? and was not

Christ, for his zealous support JOSEPH a Type of Christ.

of his Father's law and honor, IN all biography perhaps, we enviously apprehended and unI do not find a character more righteously condemned ? Was pure and amiable, nor a life Joseph meek and patient under more replete with interesting the injuries and abuses which scenes and events, than that of he received ? and was Christ Joseph. Adorned in his person led as a lamb to the slaughter? with the most amiable virtues, I did he cry, or lift up, or cause he was a dutiful son, an affoc- his voice to be heard in the tionate brother, a faithful ser- streets? when he was reviled, vant, a meck and patient suffer- did he revile again? Was Joer, a wise and excellent prince, seph for interpreting the dreams and a universal benefactor. If of Pharaoh, called Zaphnathwe consider him as a type of paaneah, a revealer of secrets ? Christ, how great the resem- and did not Christ, the only beblance? Was Joseph the fa- | gotten of the Father, reveal the vorite son of his father Jacob ? | counsels and designs of his and is not Christ the beloved son grace ? Did Joseph speak roughof his father, in whom his soully to his brethren, and then redelighteth ? Did Jacob make for veal himself to them in the enhis son Joseph a coat of many Idearing affection of a brother?

and doth not Christ often hide / ed him at his own right hand himself from his people and on the throne of majesty in the afflict their souls with pain, to heavens, gave him power over huinble and prove them, that all things in heaven and earth, he may speak comfortably to authorities, principalities and them and do them good in their | powers being made subject to latter end ?--However Joseph him, and the word is gone forth might typify Christ in these in- | that to him every knee shall ferior respects, yet are we not bow, and every tongue confess to consider him, principally, as to the glory of God the Father : a type of Christ,

and now, enthroned in majesty 1. In his advancement from and light, he reigns before all deep humiliation and distress, to his ancients gloriously. great dignity and power? When 2. As a great benefactor and Joseph had been taught humili- | Saviour ? ty and obedience by the things Joseph in his provident care which he suffered, and the time filled his granaries with the corn of his deliverance was 'come, the of Egypt, from which he supking sent and loosed him, and plied the Egyptians and his fathose feet which had been hurt ther's house through the famine with fetters, ascended the chariot that consumed the land, saved of state, he was constituted go- | much people alive, and became vernor over all the land of Egypt, the common benefactor and to bind princes at his pleasure, saviour of the land of Egypt.' and it was proclaimed before in this how eminently did he him, bow the knee, as a token of typify Jesus Christ, who meruniversal homage, subjection cifully interposed in favor of and obedience. What a sud- sinful man, and became the den and surprising transition ? gracious deliverer and common What a wonderful and honora- Saviour of a perishing world ? ble exaltation? What an im- Joseph supplied the wants of the pressive representation of the distressed from his store houses deep humiliation and abase- and granaries, with the corn of ment, and the infinite and glori- Egypt ; but Christ relieves the ous exaltation of Christ Jesus, distressés of perishing souls who took upon him the form of from the inexhaustible treasures a servant, who gave his back 10 of his wisdom and grace, with the smiters, and his cheeks to the true bread which cometh them that plucked off the hair, down from heaven. Did Joseph and hid not his face from shame regard the cries of the distressed, and spitting, whose hands and and grant them relief? and feet were hurt with iron on the doth not Christ, more merciful cross, on which he expired than Joseph, not only receive amidst the hisses and reproach- all who come to him, rejecting es of the surrounding multitude, none ; but also, in the melting in agony and groans. But God accepts of compassion, invite loosed the bands of death, and the wretched, Come unto me all exalted him from this abyss of ye that labor and are heavy laignominy and shame above all den, and I will give you rest? principality and power, and Can any resist the address, Ho, every name that is named, seatl every one that thirsteth, come

prompt and faithful discharge of colors ? and did not the Father every duty.

prepare for his son Jesus, a Your honored father, who is body curiously wrought in the now descending the hill of life, lower parts of the earth? Did you will not forget in his discon- Joseph, at the command of his solate state. He has felt the father, go to seek his brethren bereavement more sensibly than and- enquire for their welfare? his children. He has commit- and did not Christ at his Father's ied to the dust the wife of his command, come into the world youth, the desire of his eyes, to seek and save his brethren of the friend of his bosom. In his the human race, and his kindred other afflictions he had one to according to the flesh? Did the sorrow with him and help bear reproofs of Joseph procure the his burdens; but now he is a- hatred of his brethren ? and did lone. You are planted nigh by not Christ's brethren, the world, his dwelling ; visit him often, hate him because he testified of and show yourself an affectionate it, that the deeds thereof were child. That the dealings of di- evil? Did the brethren of Joseph vine providence, both merciful conspire against him and sell and afflictive, may subserve your him to strangers ? and did not best good is the sincere desire the Jews conspire against Christ of yours affectionately,

and deliver him to the Gentiles? T. S. Was Joseph faithful to his

master? and did not God's servant, Christ, deal prudently?

Was Joseph, for his fidelity and Explanation of Scriptural Types. zeal for his master's honor, ma

liciously accused and injuriously cast into prison ? and was not

Christ, for his zealous support JOSEPH a Type of CHRIST.

of his Father's law and honor, IN all biography perhaps, we enviously apprehended and un

I do not find a character more righteously condemned? Was pure and amiable, nor a life | Joseph meek and patient under more replete with interesting the injuries and abuses which scenes and events, than that of he received ? and was Christ Joseph. Adorned in his person led as a lamb to the slaughter? with the most amiable virtues, | did he cry, or lift up, or cause he was a dutiful son, an affuc- his voice to be heard in the tionate brother, a faithful ser- streets ? when he was reviled, vant, a meck and patient suffer- | did he revile again? Was Joer, a wise and excellent prince, seph for interpreting the dreams and a universal benefactor. If I of Pharaoh, called Zaphnathwe consider him as a type of paaneah, a revealer of secrets ! Christ, how great the resem- and did not Christ, the only be blance? Was Joseph the fa- | gotten of the Father, reveal the vorite son of his father Jacob ? counsels and designs of his and is not Christ the beloved son grace? Did Joseph speak rough of his father, in whom his soul ly to his brethren, and then l'edelighteth ? Did Jacob make for veal himself to them in the enhis son Joseph a coat of many Idearing affection of a brothers

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and doth not Christ often hide ed him at his own right hand himself from his people and on the throne of majesty in the afflict their souls with pain, to heavens, gave him power over humble and prove them, that all things in heaven and earth, he may speak comfortably to authorities, principalities and them and do them good in their powers being made subject to latter end ?--However Joseph him, and the word is gone forth might typify Christ in these in- that to him every knee shall ferior respects, yet are we not bow, and every tongue confess to consider him, principally, as to the glory of God the Father : a type of Christ,

and now, enthroned in majesty 1. In his advancement from and light, he reigns before all deep humiliation and distress, to his ancients gloriously. great dignity and power ? When 2. As a great benefactor and Joseph had been taught humili- Saviour ? ty and obedience by the things Joseph in his provident care which he suffered, and the time flled his granaries with the corn of his deliverance was 'come, the of Egypt, from which he supking sent and loosed him, and plied the Egyptians and his fathose feet which had been hurt ther's house through the famine with fetters, ascended the chariot that consumed the land, saved of state, he was constituted go-much people alive, and became vernor over all the land of Egypt, the common benefactor and to bind princès at his pleasure, saviour of the land of Egypt.' and it was proclaimed before | In this how eminently did he him, bow the knee, as a token of typify Jesus Christ, who meruniversal homage, subjection cifully interposed in favor of and obedience. What a sud- sinful man, and became the den and surprising transition? | gracious deliverer and common What a wonderful and honora- Saviour of a perishing world ? ble exaltation ? What an im- Joseph supplied the wants of the pressive representation of the distressed from his store houses deep humiliation and abase- / and granaries, with the corn of ment, and the infinite and glori. Egypt; but Christ relieves the ous exaltation of Christ Jesus, distresses of perishing souls who took upon him the form of from the inexhaustible treasures a servant, who gave his back to of his wisdom and grace, with the smiters, and his cheeks to the true bread which cometh them that plucked off the hair, down from heaven. Did Joseph and hid not his face from shame regard the cries of the distressed, and spitting, whose hands and and grant them relief? and feet were hurt with iron on the doth not Christ, more merciful cross, on which he expired than Joseph, not only receive amidst the hisses and reproach-all who come to him, rejecting es of the surrounding multitude, none ; but also, in the richting in agony and groans. But God accents of compassion, invite loosed the bands of death, and the wretched, Come unto me all exalted him from this abyss of ye that labor and are beavy lajgnominy and shame above all den, and I will give you rest? principality and power, and Can any resist the address, Ho, every name that is named, seat-I every one that thirsteth, come ye to the water's Wherefore his adorable perfections most do ye spend your money for gloriously—to magnify and hon, that which is not bread, and or his Son infinitely, in the pubyour labor for that which satis- lic view of the universe-and fieth not ? Hearken diligently immensely increase the felicity unto me, and eat ye that which of the intelligent system, sup, is good, and let your soul de- plying matter 'to angels and light itself in fatness.--Joseph saints, in the most animated was a fruitful bow by a well, strains, to praise him that sitteth springing up by a wall ; but upon the throne, and the Lamb Christ is the true vine, which for ever and ever? Amen, Halinvigorates the branches, his lellujah. people, with refreshing grace and immortal life. If thousands acknowledged their obligations to the wisdom of Jo Philadelphia, Feb. 4th, 1806. seph for their preservation through the famine ; how many | PROPAGATION OF THE GOSPEL, myriads will acknowledge their infinite obligations to the un- To all who love the prosperity of merited grace of Christ for

Zion, and are disposed to aid their deliverance from everlast

in propagating the Gospel a. ing misery in hell, and their

mong the Heathen. salvation to all eternity.~When Joseph's brethren humbled "THE subscriber; lately le. tiemselves before him for their 1 turned from a voyage ta wicked devices against him, he the East-Indies, touched in Eu replied, As for you, ye thought rope, and was in London in Auevil against me; but God meant | gust last, where he received it unto good, to save much peo- from the Baptist Missionary Sople alive as it is this day. Did ciety in England for propagaGod make the wicked conspira- ting the Gospel among the heacy of Joseph's brethren against then, one thousand guineas, to liis life to prevent the fulfilment be sent in the spring to the of his dreams, subservient to an | Missionaries in Bengal, for the accomplishment of them in his purpose of printing the sacred exaltation and happy state ? and Scriptures in one of the landoth he not take the wise in their guages of that country. There own craftiness? Doth he not are seven languages that the make the wrath of man to praise Missionaries there aim to transliim ? Háth he not subordinated | late and publish the Scriptures all the mischievous devices in. They have made such prowhich his enemies have devised | gress in three of them that it is . against his son to an accomplish-expected that the above sum ment of those eternal purposes will enable them to complete of grace which were in Jesus the work. The money is now Christ before the world began, I in the hands of ROBERT RAL: 10 their confusion and shame, ston, Esquire, of Philadelphia, and his glorious and eternal ex-, who will forward it in due time. altatiev ? Hath he' not taken Should any individual, society! occasion from them to display cr congregation of people in "

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