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== Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. ==
  
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=== The Eighth Lord's Day after Pentecost. ===
  
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The Eighth Lord^s Day after Pentecost.
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Second Responsory, O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., {p. 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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nPHERE was nothing in the ark save the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of- the land of Egypt. And it came to pass, when the priests were come out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord ; so that the Priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud ; for ====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (ix. i.) A ND it came to pass, when Solo- '^^ mon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the King's house, and all his desire which he was pleased to do, that the Lord appeared to him the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (ix. i.)  
  
And the Lord said unto him : I have heard thy prayer, and thy supplication 1 Two colossal images of these creatures made of olive-wood plated with gold, which stood in the Holy of Holies, with their wings arranged so as to overshadow the ark of the covenant.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass, when Solomon had finished the building of the house of the LORD, and the King's house, and all his desire which he was pleased to do, that the Lord appeared to him the second time, as He had appeared to him at Gibeon.
  
2 The reader will do well to read the rest of ch. viii., which contains Solomon's dedicatory prayer.
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And the Lord said unto him : I have heard thy prayer, and thy supplication that thou hast made before Me : I have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put My Name there for ever ; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually. And if thou wilt walk before Me, as David thy father walked, in straightforwardness of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying : There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.
  
EIGHTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 305 that thou hast made before Me : I have hallowed this house which thou hast built, to put My Name there for ever ; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually. And if thou wilt walk before Me, as David thy father walked, in straightforwardness of heart and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep My statutes and My judgments, then I will establish the throne of thy kingdom upon Israel for ever, as I promised to David thy father, saying : There shall not fail thee a man upon the throne of Israel.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
First Resp07isory .
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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.)''
  
Prepare your hearts, &c,, {p. 221.) '''Seventh Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.''' [sic]
  
TDUT if ye shall at all turn from following Me, ye or your children, and will not keep My commandments, and My statutes, which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them, then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them ; and this house, which I have hallowed for My Name, will I cast out of My sight ; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people. And this house shall be a warning, and every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss, and shall say : Why hath the Lord done thus unto this land, and to this house ? And they shall answer : Because they forsook the Lord their God, Who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them : therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT if ye shall at all turn from following Me, ye or your children, and will not keep My commandments, and My statutes, which I have set before you, but go and serve other gods, and worship them, then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them ; and this house, which I have hallowed for My Name, will I cast out of My sight ; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people. And this house shall be a warning, and every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss, and shall say : Why hath the Lord done thus unto this land, and to this house ? And they shall answer : Because they forsook the Lord their God, Who brought forth their fathers out of the land of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other gods, and have worshipped them, and served them : therefore hath the LORD brought upon them all this evil.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God, Which heareth all, &c., (/.
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God, Which heareth all, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
  
222.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass at the end of twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the King's house, (now Hiram, the King of Tyre, had furnished Solomon with cedar-trees, and fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him ; and they pleased him not ; and he said : What cities are these, which thou hast given me, my brother ? And he called them the land of "Cabul" 1 unto this day. And Hiram sent to King Solomon six-score talents of gold.
 
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A ND it came to pass at the end of "^^ twenty years, when Solomon had built the two houses, the house of the Lord, and the King's house, (now Hiram, the King of Tyre, had furnished Solomon with cedar-trees, and fir-trees, and with gold, according to all his desire,) that then King Solomon gave Hiram twenty cities in the land of Galilee. And Hiram came out from Tyre to see the cities which Solomon had given him ; and they pleased him not ; and he said : What cities are these, which thou hast given me, my brother ? And he called them the land of " Cabul " ^ unto this day. And Hiram sent to King Solomon six-score talents of gold.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
The Lord That delivered me, &c., {^p. 222.) =====SECOND NOCTURN.=====
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The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Book upon "The City of God" written by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] {Bk. xvii. ch. 8.) T^HINGS which were then still to come were in a certain manner imagined in Solomon, who built the temple, who had that peace which his name implieth (for the name Solomon signifieth " the Peaceful One ") and who, at the beginning of his reign, was marvellously praiseworthy. By these things he foreshadowed in his own person, though he set not forth ' I.e., unpleasant.
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The Lesson is taken from the Book upon "The City of God" written by St Austin, Bishop [of Hippo.] (''Bk. xvii. ch. 8.'')  
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HINGS which were then still to come were in a certain manner imagined in Solomon, who built the temple, who had that peace which his name implieth (for the name Solomon signifieth " the Peaceful One ") and who, at the beginning of his reign, was marvellously praiseworthy. By these things he foreshadowed in his own person, though he set not forth  
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1  ''I.e.,'' unpleasant.
  
 
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
Saul hath slain, &c., {p. 223.) '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
  
TIj^OR besides the books of the Divine history wherein his reign is recorded, the 71st Psalm is superscribed with his name. In this Psalm are many things which cannot suit him, but are most clearly applicable to the Lord Christ, thus showing that Solomon was, as it were, a shadowy figure cast before, of that which was afterwards revealed in very truth in the Person of Christ.
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR besides the books of the Divine history wherein his reign is recorded, the 71st Psalm is superscribed with his name. In this Psalm are many things which cannot suit him, but are most clearly applicable to the Lord Christ, thus showing that Solomon was, as it were, a shadowy figure cast before, of that which was afterwards revealed in very truth in the Person of Christ.
  
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
 
'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., (/.
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Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
223.) '''Sixth Lesson.'''
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
VXTITHGUT going into the rest, I may say that it is known what were the limits of Solomon's dominions, and yet in that Psalm we read : "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth." This we see fulfilled in Christ. It was from the river, that is, from His Baptism by John in Jordan, that He began His assumption of dominion, for then it was when John bare testimony unto Him that His disciples began to acknowledge Him, calling Him, not Master only, but Lord.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>ITHOUT going into the rest, I may say that it is known what were the limits of Solomon's dominions, and yet in that Psalm we read : "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth." This we see fulfilled in Christ. It was from the river, that is, from His Baptism by John in Jordan, that He began His assumption of dominion, for then it was when John bare testimony unto Him that His disciples began to acknowledge Him, calling Him, not Master only, but Lord.
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the Lord, &c., (/. 223.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
Seventh Respo7isory.
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=====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
  
My sins are many, &c., {p. 224.) '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
One seraph cried, &c., {p. 218.) Second Day.
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My sins are many, &c., '''(p. 224.)'''
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c., '''(p. 218.)'''
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=== Second Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (x. i.) A ND when the Queen of Sheba^ ^^^ heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train and riches, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones. And when she was come to King Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (x. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when the Queen of Sheba 1 heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions. And she came to Jerusalem with a very great train and riches, with camels that bare spices, and very much gold, and precious stones. And when she was come to King Solomon, she communed with him of all that was in her heart.
  
 
And Solomon told her all her questions ; there was not anything hid from the King, which he told her not.
 
And Solomon told her all her questions ; there was not anything hid from the King, which he told her not.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Remember, O Lord, Thy covenant, &c., {p. 268.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Remember, O Lord, Thy covenant, &c., ''(p. 268.)''  
  
AND when the Queen of Sheba had '^^ seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the 1 She seems to have been an Abyssinian, EIGHTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 307 meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cup-bearers, and the sacrifices which he offered in the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the King : It was a true report that I heard in mine own land, of thy discourse and of thy wisdom ; howbeit, I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it, and I perceived that the half was not told me ; thy wisdom and thy works exceed the fame which I heard.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
Second Respo?tsory.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when the Queen of Sheba had seen all Solomon's wisdom, and the house that he had built, and the
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (/. 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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1 She seems to have been an Abyssinian, EIGHTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 307
  
TTAPPY are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel, because the Lord loveth Israel for ever, therefore made He thee king, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the King an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones ; there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the Queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
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meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the attendance of his ministers, and their apparel, and his cup-bearers, and the sacrifices which he offered in the house of the Lord, there was no more spirit in her. And she said to the King : It was a true report that I heard in mine own land, of thy discourse and of thy wisdom ; howbeit, I believed not the words, until I came, and mine eyes had seen it, and I perceived that the half was not told me ; thy wisdom and thy works exceed the fame which I heard.
  
And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of sandalwood,^ and precious stones.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">H</span>APPY are thy men, happy are these thy servants, which stand continually before thee, and that hear thy wisdom. Blessed be the Lord thy God, which delighted in thee, to set thee on the throne of Israel, because the Lord loveth Israel for ever, therefore made He thee king, to do judgment and justice. And she gave the King an hundred and twenty talents of gold, and of spices very great store, and precious stones ; there came no more such abundance of spices as these which the Queen of Sheba gave to King Solomon.
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And the navy also of Hiram, that brought gold from Ophir, brought in from Ophir great plenty of sandalwood, 1 and precious stones.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Hearken, O Lord, &c., {p. 225.) Third Day.
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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=== Third Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xi. i.) T)UT King Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, 2 women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites—of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel : Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you ; for surely they will turn away your hearts to follow after their gods.^ Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, as queens, and three hundred concubines ; and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart, to follow after other gods ; and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xi. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT King Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, 2 women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites—of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel : Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you ; for surely they will turn away your hearts to follow after their gods. 3 Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives, as queens, and three hundred concubines ; and his wives turned away his heart. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart, to follow after other gods ; and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Lord, when Thy people, &c,, (/.
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Lord, when Thy people, &c., ''(p. 269.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
269.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">F</span>OR Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Moloch, the idol of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the idol of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Moloch, the idol of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which
  
"C^OR Solomon went after Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Moloch, the idol of the Ammonites. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father. Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the idol of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Moloch, the idol of the children of Ammon. And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which 1 So Gesenius, but the meaning is very uncertain, and many Rabbis consider that coral is meant. LXX. ''dressed timber." 2 She was his first wife. 3 (i) Kings iii. i. ^ Ex. xxxiv. 16. Deut. vii. 3, 4.
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1 So Gesenius, but the meaning is very uncertain, and many Rabbis consider that coral is meant. LXX. ''dressed timber." 2 She was his first wife. 3 (i) Kings iii. i. 3 Ex. xxxiv. 16. Deut. vii. 3, 4.
  
 
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
And it came to pass, &c., {p. 270.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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And it came to pass, &c., ''(p. 270.)''  
  
A ND the Lord was angry with '^^ Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, Which had appeared unto him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods ; but he kept not that which the Lord commanded him. [Wherefore the Lord said] unto Solomon : Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, Which had appeared unto him twice, and had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods ; but he kept not that which the Lord commanded him. [Wherefore the Lord said] unto Solomon : Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept My covenant and My statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.
  
 
Notwithstanding, in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake.
 
Notwithstanding, in thy days I will not do it, for David thy father's sake.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the Lord, &c., (/. 223.) Fourth Day.
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., (p. 223.)  
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xi. 26.) A ND Jeroboam the son of Nebat, '^^ an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the King.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xi. 26.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Jeroboam the son of Nebat, an Ephrathite of Zereda, Solomon's servant, whose mother's name was Zeruah, a widow woman, even he lifted up his hand against the King.
  
 
And this is the cause that he rebelled against him. Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. And Jeroboam was a mighty man and powerful. And Solomon, seeing the young man, that he was of a good disposition and industrious, he set him over the tribute of all the house of Joseph.
 
And this is the cause that he rebelled against him. Solomon built Millo, and repaired the breaches of the city of David his father. And Jeroboam was a mighty man and powerful. And Solomon, seeing the young man, that he was of a good disposition and industrious, he set him over the tribute of all the house of Joseph.
  
First Respo?isory.
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'''First Responsory.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
  
My sins are many, &c., {p. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND it came to pass at that time, '^^ when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the Prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way ; and he had clad himself in a new garment ; and they two were alone in the field.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem, that the Prophet Ahijah the Shilonite found him in the way ; and he had clad himself in a new garment ; and they two were alone in the field.
  
 
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces, and said unto Jeroboam : Take thee ten pieces. For thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel—Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee.
 
And Ahijah caught the new garment that was on him, and rent it in twelve pieces, and said unto Jeroboam : Take thee ten pieces. For thus saith the Lord, the God of Israel—Behold, I will rend the kingdom out of the hand of Solomon, and will give ten tribes to thee.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (/. 224.) '''Third Lesson.''' (40.) C OLOMON sought therefore to kill Jeroboam ; but he arose and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak, King of Egypt ; and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon. And the rest of the words of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, behold, they are all of them written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon. And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson.''' (40.)  
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>OLOMON sought therefore to kill Jeroboam ; but he arose and fled into Egypt, unto Shishak, King of Egypt ; and was in Egypt until the death of Solomon. And the rest of the words of Solomon, and all that he did, and his wisdom, behold, they are all of them written in the Book of the Acts of Solomon. And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Hearken, O LORD, unto the cry, &c., {p. 225.) EIGHTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 309 Fifth Day.
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Hearken, O LORD, unto the cry, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xii. i.) A ND Rehoboam went to Shechem.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xii. i.)  
  
'^^ For all Israel were come to Shechem, to make him king. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, where he was fled from the presence of King- Solomon, had heard of his death, that he came back again out of Egypt ; for they had sent and told him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying : Thy father made our yoke grievous ; now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee. And he said unto them : Depart yet for three days, and then come again to me.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Rehoboam went to Shechem.
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For all Israel were come to Shechem, to make him king. And it came to pass, when Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who was yet in Egypt, where he was fled from the presence of King- Solomon, had heard of his death, that he came back again out of Egypt ; for they had sent and told him. And Jeroboam and all the congregation of Israel came, and spake unto Rehoboam, saying : Thy father made our yoke grievous ; now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father, and his heavy yoke which he put upon us, lighter, and we will serve thee. And he said unto them : Depart yet for three days, and then come again to me.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Prepare your hearts, &c., {J>. 221.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Prepare your hearts, &c., ''(p. 221.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
AND the people departed ; and King '^^ Rehoboam consulted with the old men that stood before Solomon his father, while he yet lived ; and said : How do ye advise that I may answer this people ? And they spake unto him, saying : If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and wilt yield to their petition, and wilt speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever. But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and stood before him.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the people departed ; and King Rehoboam consulted with the old men that stood before Solomon his father, while he yet lived ; and said : How do ye advise that I may answer this people ? And they spake unto him, saying : If thou wilt be a servant unto this people this day, and wilt serve them, and wilt yield to their petition, and wilt speak good words to them, then they will be thy servants for ever. But he forsook the counsel of the old men, which they had given him, and consulted with the young men that were grown up with him, and stood before him.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God Which heareth all, &c., {^p.
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God Which heareth all, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
  
222.) '''Third Lesson.''' (13.) A ND the King answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him, and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying : My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke ; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. Wherefore the King hearkened not unto the people ; for the Lord had turned him aside, that He might perform His saying, which the Lord spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
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'''Third Lesson.''' (13.)  
  
So when the people saw that the King hearkened not unto them, they answered him, saying : What portion have we in David ? or what inheritance in the son of Jesse ? 1 '''Third Responsory.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the King answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him, and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying : My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke ; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions. Wherefore the King hearkened not unto the people ; for the Lord had turned him aside, that He might perform His saying, which the Lord spake by Ahijah the Shilonite unto Jeroboam the son of Nebat.
  
The Lord That delivered me, &c., (^p. 222.) Sixth Day.
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So when the people saw that the King hearkened not unto them, they answered him, saying : What portion have we in David ? or what inheritance in the son of Jesse ? 1
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
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== Friday. ==
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=== Sixth Day. ===
  
 
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====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xiv. 5.) A ND the Lord said unto Ahijah : '^^ Behold, the wife of Jeroboam Cometh to ask a thing of thee for her 1 After this all the tribes except Judah and Benjamin revolted, forming a new state called " Israel," as opposed to Judah ; and taking for their king Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made them to sin by setting up schismatical places of worship at Dan and Bethel, in opposition to the Temple at Jerusalem.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xiv. 5.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the Lord said unto Ahijah : Behold, the wife of Jeroboam cometh to ask a thing of thee for her  
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1 After this all the tribes except Judah and Benjamin revolted, forming a new state called " Israel," as opposed to Judah ; and taking for their king Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made them to sin by setting up schismatical places of worship at Dan and Bethel, in opposition to the Temple at Jerusalem.
  
 
VOL. III. L 3IO THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
VOL. III. L 3IO THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Saul hath slain, &c., (/. 223.) Second Lesso7i.
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
r^ O, tell Jeroboam : Thus saith the ^-^ Lord God of Israel : Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee Prince over My people Israel, and rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to thee ; and yet thou hast not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in Mine eyes—but hast done evil above all that were before thee,—for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, 1 to provoke Me to anger, and hast cast Me behind thy back — '''Second Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
Ye mountains of Gilboa, 223.) &c., {p.
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<span class="dropcap">G</span>O, tell Jeroboam : Thus saith the Lord God of Israel : Forasmuch as I exalted thee from among the people, and made thee Prince over My people Israel, and rent the kingdom away from the house of David, and gave it to thee ; and yet thou hast not been as My servant David, who kept My commandments, and who followed Me with all his heart, to do that only which was right in Mine eyes—but hast done evil above all that were before thee,—for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, and molten images, 1 to provoke Me to anger, and hast cast Me behind thy back —
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'''Second Responsory.'''
  
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Ye mountains of Gilboa,  &c., ''(p. 223.)
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'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
"T^HEREFORE, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up, and left, in Israel—and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man wipeth away dung till it be all gone.^ Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat ; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat ; for the Lord hath spoken it. Arise thou, therefore, get thee to thine own house, and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEREFORE, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, and him that is shut up, and left, in Israel—and will take away the remnant of the house of Jeroboam, as a man wipeth away dung till it be all gone. 2 Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city shall the dogs eat ; and him that dieth in the field shall the fowls of the air eat ; for the Lord hath spoken it. Arise thou, therefore, get thee to thine own house, and when thy feet enter into the city, the child shall die.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the Lord, &c., {p. 223.) The Sabbath.
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
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=== The Sabbath. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xviii. 21.^) AND Elijah came unto all the people, and said : How long halt ye between two opinions ? If the Lord be God, follow Him—but if Baal, then follow him. And the 1 These were the figures of calves which Jeroboam had set up in his two sanctuaries, and before which himself, and other persons devoid of real Priest's orders, took upon themselves to officiate. The calves may, like the well-known idol at Horeb, have been meant to represent the Supreme Being, but were absolutely in defiance of His law (Deut. iv. 15-18.) The horror of Jeroboam's offence, even as compared to Solomon's, perhaps was that Solomon had set up his idol temples for his wives, but Jeroboam had deliberately substituted, for his own use, and that of his subjects, another form of worship for that which God had commanded.
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The Lesson is taken from the Third Book of Kings (xviii. 21. 3)  
  
^ Sicut mundari solet fimus usque ad purum. " Mingens ad parietem " intelligendus est, .secundum Gesenii sententiam, " puer masculus contemptibilis," secundum alios, "canis." 3 If the reader now desires to follow the Church Lessons intelligently he must read the history as given in the Bible for himself. To give sense, however, to the Lessons of this Saturday, it is enough to remember that Ahab, King of Israel, "did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him." "As if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, King of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him." (See Note, p. 252.) "And he reared up an Altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he had built in Samaria. And Ahiab made a grove" (this probably means an image of Ashtoreth), "and Ahab did more to provoke NINTH* WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 311 people answered him not a word.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Elijah came unto all the people, and said : How long halt ye between two opinions ? If the Lord be God, follow Him—but if Baal, then follow him. And the
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1 These were the figures of calves which Jeroboam had set up in his two sanctuaries, and before which himself, and other persons devoid of real Priest's orders, took upon themselves to officiate. The calves may, like the well-known idol at Horeb, have been meant to represent the Supreme Being, but were absolutely in defiance of His law (Deut. iv. 15-18.) The horror of Jeroboam's offence, even as compared to Solomon's, perhaps was that Solomon had set up his idol temples for his wives, but Jeroboam had deliberately substituted, for his own use, and that of his subjects, another form of worship for that which God had commanded.
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2 Sicut mundari solet fimus usque ad purum. " Mingens ad parietem " intelligendus est, .secundum Gesenii sententiam, " puer masculus contemptibilis," secundum alios, "canis."  
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3 If the reader now desires to follow the Church Lessons intelligently he must read the history as given in the Bible for himself. To give sense, however, to the Lessons of this Saturday, it is enough to remember that Ahab, King of Israel, "did evil in the sight of the Lord above all that were before him." "As if it had been a light thing for him to walk in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, he took to wife Jezebel the daughter of Ethbaal, King of the Sidonians, and went and served Baal, and worshipped him." (See Note, p. 252.) "And he reared up an Altar for Baal in the house of Baal which he had built in Samaria. And Ahiab made a grove" (this probably means an image of Ashtoreth), "and Ahab did more to provoke  
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Then said Elijah unto the people : I, even I only, remain a Prophet of the Lord—but Baal's Prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
 
Then said Elijah unto the people : I, even I only, remain a Prophet of the Lord—but Baal's Prophets are four hundred and fifty men.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., {p. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''  
  
T ET them therefore give us two bullocks, and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under : and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under. Call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord. And the God that answereth by fire, let him be God.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">L</span>ET them therefore give us two bullocks, and let them choose one bullock for themselves, and cut it in pieces, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under : and I will dress the other bullock, and lay it on wood, and put no fire under. Call ye on the name of your gods, and I will call on the name of the Lord. And the God that answereth by fire, let him be God.
  
 
And all the people answered and said : It is well spoken.
 
And all the people answered and said : It is well spoken.
  
Second Responsory, O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., {p. 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Second Responsory.'''  
  
A ND Elijah said unto the prophets '^^ of Baal : Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first, for ye are many ; and call on the name of your gods —but put no fire under.
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Elijah said unto the prophets of Baal : Choose you one bullock for yourselves, and dress it first, for ye are many ; and call on the name of your gods —but put no fire under.
  
 
And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it ; and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying : O Baal, hear us ! But there was no voice nor any that answered ; and they leapt about the altar which they had made.
 
And they took the bullock which was given them, and they dressed it ; and called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying : O Baal, hear us ! But there was no voice nor any that answered ; and they leapt about the altar which they had made.
  
And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said : Cry aloud. 1 Third Responsory, Hearken, O Lord, &c., {p. 225.) ====VESPERS.====
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And it came to pass at noon that Elijah mocked them, and said : Cry aloud. 1  
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  When the LORD took up Elijah * by a whirlwind into heaven, Elisha cried : My father ! the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof!
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''Prayer from the succeeding Lauds.''
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Virgi7i A7itipho7i at the So?ig of the Blessed When the LORD took up Elijah * by a whirlwind into heaven, Elisha cried : My father ! the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof! Prayerfrom the succeeding Lauds.
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