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if Elohim will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? 10. And ELOHIM saw their works, that they turned from their evil way, and ELOHIM repented of the evil that he had said he would do to them, and he did it not.

It has often been remarked, that it is said, “ JEHovah he is Elohim”-in this quotation it is indirectly asserted. In verse 1 it is said, the word of JEHOVAH came ; and in verse 5 they believed Elo

This does not overthrow the doctrine of a plurality in the Godhead, but it does greatly confirm the unity of the Trinity.

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V. 7. Therefore, I will look unto JEHOVAH, I will wait for the God of my salvation, my God will hear me.

Here Micah declares his expectation of the future appearance of the God of salvation, and very frequently the Psalmist and other holy men of old do the same; thus, then, it may be said they were Christians, for they expected and hoped for the coming of this God, the Saviour, REDEEMER, and EMMANUEL.

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CHAP. I.

V. 2.—God is jealous, and Jehovah revengeth. Jehovah revengeth, and is furious. JEHOVAH will take vengeance on his adversaries. 3. Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. Jehovah hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 7. Jehovah is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble, and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum names JEHOVAH in perfect unison with the other writers, and declares that although he is very angry, yet he is slow to punish ; but nevertheless he will not acquit the wicked : therefore, although the other persons of the Trinity are not named by him, yet his silence by no means implies a difference of faith.

HABAKKUK.

CHAP. III.

V.2.-O JEHOVAH, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid. 0 JEHOVAH, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in wrath remember

mercy. 3. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. 18. I will rejoice in JEHOVAH, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19. Jehovah Adont is my strength. .

Habakkuk confirms the distinction of persons : he rejoices in the God of his salvation, and declares that ADONI JEHovau is his strength. All this perfectly coincides with the faith of former prophets.

ZEPHANIAH.

CHAP. I.

V. 1.-The word of Jehovah came to Zephaniah, 7. Hold thy peace at the presence of Adoxi JEHOVAH, for the day of Jehovah is

at hand, for Jehovah hath prepared a sacrifice; he hath bid his guests. 14. The great day of Jehovah is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly. 15. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.

Is it possible to read this prophecy and the gospel account of the day of the Crucifixion, and not perceive that that is the subject here referred to ? and yet it is emphatically called the great day of Jehovah.

HAGGAI.

CHAP. II.

For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, 6. Yet once it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. 7. And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith Jehovah of hosts. 9. And the glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith Jehovah of hosts, and in this place will I give peace, saith JEHOVAH of hosts.

And great indeed was the glory of that place and house, for there our Blessed Saviour taught the people.

ZECHARIAH.

CHAP. VI.

V.5.-- These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Adoni of all the earth.

All Christians acknowledge Jesus Christ as the ADONI, or JUDGE, of the whole earth; and in the ninth chapter of Daniel, it was remarked that the Adoni is invoked as Elohim and the JEHOVAH, and also the Great and Terrible God; thus clearly is Messiah the Judge considered as an essential part of the Elohim by the sacred penmen : this is so fre

NAHUM.

CHAP. I.

V. 2.-God is jealous, and JEHOVAH revengeth. Jehovah revengeth, and is furious. JEHOVAH will take vengeance on his adversaries. 3. Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked. JEHOVAH hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet. 7. Jehovah is good, a strong hold in the day of trouble, and he knoweth them that trust in him.

Nahum names Jehovah in perfect unison with the other writers, and declares that although he is very angry, yet he is slow to punish ; but nevertheless he will not acquit the wicked : therefore, although the other persons of the Trinity are not named by him, yet his silence by no means implies a difference of faith.

HABAKKUK.

CHAP. III.

V.2.-0 JEHOVAH, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid. 0 Jehovah, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in wrath remember mercy. 3. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. 18. I will rejoice in JEHOVAH, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19. Jehovah Adoni is my strength.

Habakkuk confirms the distinction of persons : he rejoices in the God of his salvation, and declares that ADONI JEHovan is his strength. All this perfectly coincides with the faith of former prophets.

ZEPHANIAH.

CHAP. I.

V. 1.–The word of Jehovah came to Zephaniah, 7. Hold thy peace at the presence of A Doxi JEHOVAH, for the day of Jehovah is

at hand, for Jehovah hath prepared a sacrifice ; he hath bid his guests. 14. The great day of Jehovah is near, it is near, and hasteth greatly. 15. That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and thick darkness.

Is it possible to read this prophecy and the gospel account of the day of the Crucifixion, and not perceive that that is the subject here referred to ? and yet it is emphatically called the great day of Jehovah.

HAGGAI

CHAP. II.

For thus saith Jehovah of hosts, 6. Yet once it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land. 7. And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come, and I will fill this house with glory, saith Jehovah of hosts. 9. And the glory of this latter house shall be greater than of the former, saith Jehovah of hosts, and in this place will I give peace, saith JEHOVAH of hosts.

And great indeed was the glory of that place and house, for there our Blessed Saviour taught the people.

ZECHARIAH.

CHAP. VI.

V.5.- These are the four spirits of the heavens, which

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forth from standing before the Adoni of all the earth.

All Christians acknowledge Jesus Christ as the ADONI, or JUDGE, of the whole earth ; and in the ninth chapter of Daniel, it was remarked that the ADONI is invoked as Elohim and the JEHOVAH, and also the Great and Terrible God; thus clearly is Messiah the Judge considered as an essential part of the Elohim by the sacred penmen : this is so fre

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