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First Lesson, The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (ix. 29.)  
 
First Lesson, The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (ix. 29.)  
  
<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the eleventh year of Jehoram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah, and Jehu came to Jezreel. And when Jezebel heard of his coming, she painted her eyes with antimony,2 and tired her head, and looked out at a window, as Jehu entered in at the gate, and said : Had Zimri peace, who slew his master ? 3 And Jehu lifted up his face to the window, and said : Who is this woman ? And two or three eunuchs made obeisance unto him. And he said unto them : Throw her down ! So they threw her down. And some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and the horses trampled her. And when he was come in to eat and drink, he said : Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her, for she is a king's daughter.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the eleventh year of Jehoram the son of Ahab began Ahaziah to reign over Judah, and Jehu came to Jezreel. And when Jezebel heard of his coming, she painted her eyes with antimony,<ref>Lit. sea-weed.</ref> and tired her head, and looked out at a window, as Jehu entered in at the gate, and said : Had Zimri peace, who slew his master ? <ref>Jehu had just met Jehoram outside the town and shot him in his chariot. The historical allusion is to the history of Zimri, an officer in the service of Elah, King of Israel, whom he murdered, and reigned instead of, for a week, at the end of which the city was taken by Omri, a candidate set up by the army. " And when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the palace of the King's house, and burnt the King's house over him with fire, and died." See 3 Kings xvi. 8-20.</ref> And Jehu lifted up his face to the window, and said : Who is this woman ? And two or three eunuchs made obeisance unto him. And he said unto them : Throw her down ! So they threw her down. And some of her blood was sprinkled on the wall, and the horses trampled her. And when he was come in to eat and drink, he said : Go, see now this cursed woman, and bury her, for she is a king's daughter.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
 
'''Second Lesson.'''
  
<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when they went to bury her, they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. And they came again, and told him. And Jehu said : This is the word of the Lord, which He spake by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying—In the field of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel ; and the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the ground in the field of Jezreel, so that they that pass by shall say : Yea, and is this indeed that Jezebel ? 4 (x.) And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when they went to bury her, they found no more of her than the skull, and the feet, and the palms of her hands. And they came again, and told him. And Jehu said : This is the word of the Lord, which He spake by His servant Elijah the Tishbite, saying—In the field of Jezreel shall dogs eat the flesh of Jezebel ; and the carcase of Jezebel shall be as dung upon the face of the ground in the field of Jezreel, so that they that pass by shall say : Yea, and is this indeed that Jezebel ? <ref>Ahab and Jezebel had procured by false witness the judicial murder of one Naboth, that they might confiscate his land, and make a garden of his vineyard. When they went down to see their new property, Elijah met them there, and denounced upon them the Divine anger, uttering the prophecy quoted in the text. See 3 (i) Kings xxi.</ref> (x.) And Ahab had seventy sons in Samaria. And Jehu wrote a letter, and sent it to Samaria, unto the rulers of the city, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying : Now, as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots, and horses, and fenced cities, and arms, look even out the best of your master's sons, even him that best pleaseth you, and set him on his father's throne ; and fight for your master's house.
 
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1 He seems to have thought it was a practical joke planned by his comrades.
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2 Lit. sea-weed.
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3 Jehu had just met Jehoram outside the town and shot him in his chariot. The historical allusion is to the history of Zimri, an officer in the service of Elah, King of Israel, whom he murdered, and reigned instead of, for a week, at the end of which the city was taken by Omri, a candidate set up by the army. " And when Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the palace of the King's house, and burnt the King's Ijouse over him with fire, and died." See 3 Kings xvi. 8-20.
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4 Ahab and Jezebel had procured by false witness the judicial murder of one Naboth, that they might confiscate his land, and make a garden of his vineyard. When they went down to see their new property, Elijah met them there, and denounced upon them the Divine anger, uttering the prophecy quoted in the text. See 3 (i) Kings xxi.
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320 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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Jehu wrote a letter, and sent it to Samaria, unto the rulers of the city, to the elders, and to them that brought up Ahab's children, saying : Now, as soon as this letter cometh to you, seeing your master's sons are with you, and there are with you chariots, and horses, and fenced cities, and arms, look even out the best of your master's sons, even him that best pleaseth you, and set him on his father's throne ; and fight for your master's house.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God, Which heareth, &c., (p. 222.)  
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God, Which heareth, &c., ''(p. 222.)''
  
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
 
'''Third Lesson.'''
  
n^HEY were exceedingly afraid, and said : Behold, two kings ^ stood not before him ; how then shall we stand ? And they that were over the house, and they that were over the city, the elders also, and the bringersup of the children, sent to Jehu, saying : We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us ; we will not make us any king ; do thou that which is good in thine eyes. Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying : If ye be mine, and will to obey me, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to-morrow this time. Now, the King's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up. And when the letter came to them, they took the King's sons, and slew the seventy men, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.
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<span class="dropcap">T</span>HEY were exceedingly afraid, and said : Behold, two kings <ref>Viz., Jehoram, King of Israel, and Ahaziah, King of Judah, who was with Jehoram when he was killed, and was himself mortally wounded.</ref> stood not before him ; how then shall we stand ? And they that were over the house, and they that were over the city, the elders also, and the bringersup of the children, sent to Jehu, saying : We are thy servants, and will do all that thou shalt bid us ; we will not make us any king ; do thou that which is good in thine eyes. Then he wrote a letter the second time to them, saying : If ye be mine, and will to obey me, take ye the heads of the men your master's sons, and come to me to Jezreel by to-morrow this time. Now, the King's sons, being seventy persons, were with the great men of the city, which brought them up. And when the letter came to them, they took the King's sons, and slew the seventy men, and put their heads in baskets, and sent him them to Jezreel.
  
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
 
The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''  
 
The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 222.)''  
 
1 Viz., Jehoram, King of Israel, and Ahaziah, King of Judah, who was with Jehoram when he was killed, and was himself mortally wounded.
 
 
  
 
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'''Fourth Lesson.'''
 
'''Fourth Lesson.'''
  
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The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St John Chrysostom, Patriarch [of Constantinople.] (''Hom. 25 on the Epistle to the Romans.'')
  
The Lesson is taken from the Sermons of St John Chrysostom, Patriarch [of Constantinople.] (Horn. 25 o?t the Epistle to the Romans.) T ET us not dream that we are ourselves to be held less guilty, when we find that we have not been alone in sin. On the contrary, such fellowship addeth to our punishment.
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<span class="dropcap">L</span>ET us not dream that we are ourselves to be held less guilty, when we find that we have not been alone in sin. On the contrary, such fellowship addeth to our punishment.
  
 
The serpent was more heavily punished than Eve, and Eve than Adam, and Jezebel suffered more than Ahab, who took the vineyard of Naboth.
 
The serpent was more heavily punished than Eve, and Eve than Adam, and Jezebel suffered more than Ahab, who took the vineyard of Naboth.
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She it had been that planned the whole matter, and opened the way for her husband's crime. Even so thou also, who shalt have caused another's perdition, shalt suffer more grievously than shall they, whom thou hast ruined. Since, for a man to commit sin himself is less wicked than to lead others into sin.
 
She it had been that planned the whole matter, and opened the way for her husband's crime. Even so thou also, who shalt have caused another's perdition, shalt suffer more grievously than shall they, whom thou hast ruined. Since, for a man to commit sin himself is less wicked than to lead others into sin.
  
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'''Fourth Responsory.'''
  
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
'''Fourth Responsory.'''
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'''Fifth Lesson.'''
 
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Saul hath slain, &c., (p. 223.) '''Fifth Lesson.'''
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T F, therefore, we should see others sinning, let us not only not help them, but let us do what in us lieth to draw them out of the bottomless pit of destruction, lest we should suffer as accomplices in their trespass.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>F, therefore, we should see others sinning, let us not only not help them, but let us do what in us lieth to draw them out of the bottomless pit of destruction, lest we should suffer as accomplices in their trespass.
  
Let our memory never forget that right awful judgment -seat, the river of fire, the chains that can never be unlocked, the darkness that cannot be pierced, the sound of teeth gnashing, the deadly worm. But thou sayest : God is good. Are then all these things but idle words ? Is there TENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 321 no punishment for the rich man which giveth no heed to Lazarus ? (Luke xvi. 20-26.) Doth the bridegroom open to the foolish virgins the door of the marriage - chamber ? (Matth.
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Let our memory never forget that right awful judgment -seat, the river of fire, the chains that can never be unlocked, the darkness that cannot be pierced, the sound of teeth gnashing, the deadly worm. But thou sayest : God is good. Are then all these things but idle words ? Is there no punishment for the rich man which giveth no heed to Lazarus ? (Luke xvi. 20-26.) Doth the bridegroom open to the foolish virgins the door of the marriage - chamber ? (Matth. XXV. 1-12.) They that have denied to Christ the necessaries of life, are they not to depart from Him into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels ? (Matth. xxv. 41-46.) The man that cometh in to the marriage -supper, not having a wedding garment, shall he, or shall he not, be bound hand and foot, and taken away, and cast into outer darkness ? (Matth. xxii. 11 -13.) The servant that hath no compassion on his fellow- servant, which oweth him an hundred pence, shall he, or shall he not, be delivered to the tormentors ? (Matth. xviii, 23-35.) It is said, concerning such as commit adultery, that their worm dieth not and their fire is not quenched? (Mark ix. 44.) Is that not true ?
  
XXV. 1-12.) They that have denied to Christ the necessaries of life, are they not to depart from Him into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels ? (Matth. xxv. 41-46.) The man that cometh in to the marriage -supper, not having a wedding garment, shall he, or shall he not, be bound hand and foot, and taken away, and cast into outer darkness ? (Matth. xxii. 11 -13.) The servant that hath no compassion on his fellow- servant, which oweth him an hundred pence, shall he, or shall he not, be delivered to the tormentors ? (Matth. xviii, 23-35.) It is said, concerning such as commit adultery, that their worm dieth not and their fire is not quenched? (Mark ix. 44.) Is that not true ? '''Fifth Responsory.'''
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'''Fifth Responsory.'''
  
Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., (p. 223.) '''Sixth Lesson.'''
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Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., ''(p. 223.)''  
  
TDUT these are perhaps only threats on God's part ? No doubt, quoth thou. I ask thee : How darest thou say such a thing out loud, and deliver this judgment from thine own imagining ? For sooth, I can prove to thee, from the things which God hath done, that thou art wrong. If thou wilt not believe for things to come, at least believe for things past.
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'''Sixth Lesson.'''
  
Of them at least it cannot be said that they are nought but threats and mere words, for they have happened, and actually been realised in fact. Who was He which brought in a great flood, until the whole land was standing water, and our whole race perished, save eight persons ? Who was He which rained upon Sodom brimstone and fire out of heaven ? (Gen.
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT these are perhaps only threats on God's part ? No doubt, quoth thou. I ask thee : How darest thou say such a thing out loud, and deliver this judgment from thine own imagining ? For sooth, I can prove to thee, from the things which God hath done, that thou art wrong. If thou wilt not believe for things to come, at least believe for things past.
  
xix. 24.) Who was He which overthrew all the host of Egypt in the Red Sea? (Ex. xiv. 27.) Who was He which sent out a fire and consumed them that were of the faction of Abiram ? (Num. xvi. 35.) Who was He which sent a pestilence upon Israel, because David had sinned, and, from the morning even to the time appointed, there died of the people seventy thousand men ? (2 Kings xxiv.) Was it not God, and none other, Which brought upon them all these things, and more also.
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Of them at least it cannot be said that they are nought but threats and mere words, for they have happened, and actually been realised in fact. Who was He which brought in a great flood, until the whole land was standing water, and our whole race perished, save eight persons ? Who was He which rained upon Sodom brimstone and fire out of heaven ? (Gen. xix. 24.) Who was He which overthrew all the host of Egypt in the Red Sea? (Ex. xiv. 27.) Who was He which sent out a fire and consumed them that were of the faction of Abiram ? (Num. xvi. 35.) Who was He which sent a pestilence upon Israel, because David had sinned, and, from the morning even to the time appointed, there died of the people seventy thousand men ? (2 Kings xxiv.) Was it not God, and none other, Which brought upon them all these things, and more also.
  
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
 
'''Sixth Responsory.'''
  
Thus saith the Lord, &c. (p. 223.) =====THIRD NOCTURN.=====
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Thus saith the Lord, &c. ''(p. 223.)''
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'''Seventh Responsory.'''
 
'''Seventh Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., (/. 224.) '''Eighth Responsory.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''  
  
One seraph cried, &c., (p. 218.) Seco7id Day.
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'''Eighth Responsory.'''
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One seraph cried, &c., ''(p. 218.)''
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== Monday. ==
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=== Second Day. ===
  
 
====MATTINS.====
 
====MATTINS.====
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xi. i.) A ND when Athaliah,i the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose, and destroyed all 1 Daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, wife of Jehoram, King of Judah, sister of the King of Israel of the same name, and mother of Ahaziah, King of Judah, who was killed by Jehu at Jezreel, along with his uncle Jehoram.
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The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xi. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND when Athaliah, 1 the mother of Ahaziah, saw that her son was dead, she arose, and destroyed all  
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1 Daughter of Ahab and Jezebel, wife of Jehoram, King of Judah, sister of the King of Israel of the same name, and mother of Ahaziah, King of Judah, who was killed by Jehu at Jezreel, along with his uncle Jehoram.
  
 
322 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
 
322 THE PROPER OFFICE OF THE SEASON.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Remember, O Lord, Thy covenant, &c., (J). 268.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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Remember, O Lord, Thy covenant, &c., ''(p. 268.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND in the seventh year Jehoiada sent, 1 and fetched the rulers over hundreds, and the men of war, and brought them to him into the house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the Lord, and showed them the King's son, and commanded them, saying : This is the thing that ye shall do ; a third part of you shall enter in on the Sabbath, and shall even be keepers of the watch of the King's house ; and a third part shall be at the gate of Sur ; and a third 2 part at the gate behind the dwelling of the keepers of the shields ; 3 so shall ye keep the watch of the house of Massakh. 4 And the two parts of you that go forth on the Sabbath, they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD round about the King. 5
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'''Second Responsory.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Third Lesson. (9.)'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND they took every man his men, that were to come in on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the Priest. And he gave unto them King David's spears and shields, that were in the house of the Lord. And they stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the Temple to the left side of the altar and the Holy House, round about the King. And he brought forth the King's son, and put upon him the crown and the testimony ; and they made him king, and anointed him ; and they clapped their hands and said : God save the King !
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
A ND in the seventh year Jehoiada "^^ sent,^ and fetched the rulers over hundreds, and the men of war, and brought them to him into the house of the Lord, and made a covenant with them, and took an oath of them in the house of the Lord, and showed them the King's son, and commanded them, saying : This is the thing that ye shall do ; a third part of you shall enter in on the Sabbath, and shall even be keepers of the watch of the King's house ; and a third part shall be at the gate of Sur ; and a third 2 part at the gate behind the dwelling of the keepers of the shields ; ^ so shall ye keep the watch of the house of Massakh.^ And the two parts of you that go forth on the Sabbath, they shall keep the watch of the house of the LORD round about the King.^ Secotid Responsory.
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (p. 224.) Third Lesso7i. (9.) A ND they took every man his men, that were to come in on the Sabbath, and came to Jehoiada the Priest. And he gave unto them King David's spears and shields, that were in the house of the Lord. And they stood, every man with his weapons in his hand, from the right side of the Temple to the left side of the altar and the Holy House, round about the King. And he brought forth the King's son, and put upon him the crown and the testimony ; and they made him king, and anointed him ; and they clapped their hands and said : God save the King I Third Respoitsory.
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., (p. 225.) Third Day.
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=== Third Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xii. i.) T N the seventh year of Jehu, Joash began to reign ; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his 1 The High Priest.
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The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xii. i.)  
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the seventh year of Jehu, Joash began to reign ; and forty years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his  
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1 The High Priest.
  
 
2 Supposed by some ancient commentators to be the eastern gate, but Jonathan ben Uzziel calls it " the gate of the heroes." "^ These were three hundred brazen shields made by Jehoram, in place of as many of gold presented by Solomon to the Temple, and which were carried by their keepers before the sovereign when he attended public worship in state. 3 Kings xiv. 26-28. The Royal entrance, where they were kept, was on the western side of the Temple.
 
2 Supposed by some ancient commentators to be the eastern gate, but Jonathan ben Uzziel calls it " the gate of the heroes." "^ These were three hundred brazen shields made by Jehoram, in place of as many of gold presented by Solomon to the Temple, and which were carried by their keepers before the sovereign when he attended public worship in state. 3 Kings xiv. 26-28. The Royal entrance, where they were kept, was on the western side of the Temple.
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4 Perhaps a proper name. Jonathan ben Uzziel, however, "from being in any way neglected." 5 Viz., at the gates of the Temple, as opposed to those within, close about the King's lodging.
 
4 Perhaps a proper name. Jonathan ben Uzziel, however, "from being in any way neglected." 5 Viz., at the gates of the Temple, as opposed to those within, close about the King's lodging.
  
TENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 323 mother's name was Zibiah, of Beersheba.
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TENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 323  
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mother's name was Zibiah, of Beersheba.
  
 
And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, all his days wherein Jehoiada the Priest instructed him. Nevertheless, he took not away the high places ; for the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
 
And Joash did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, all his days wherein Jehoiada the Priest instructed him. Nevertheless, he took not away the high places ; for the people still sacrificed and burnt incense on the high places.
  
First Respo7isory.
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'''First Responsory.'''
  
Lord, when Thy people, &c., (/.
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Lord, when Thy people, &c., ''(p. 269.)''
  
269.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND Joash said to the Priests : All the [redemption]-money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lord by every one that passeth, the money that one offereth for the redemption of his own soul,^ and the money that any man out of his own heart and free-will bringeth into the temple of the Lord, let the Priests collect in the order of their course, and let them repair the breaches of the house, whereinsoever anything be found that hath need to be repaired.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND Joash said to the Priests : All the [redemption]-money of the dedicated things that is brought into the house of the Lord by every one that passeth, the money that one offereth for the redemption of his own soul, 1 and the money that any man out of his own heart and free-will bringeth into the temple of the Lord, let the Priests collect in the order of their course, and let them repair the breaches of the house, whereinsoever anything be found that hath need to be repaired.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
And it came to pass, &c., (/. 270.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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And it came to pass, &c., ''(p. 270.)''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">B</span>UT it was so that unto the three-and-twentieth year of King Joash the Priests had not repaired the breaches of the Temple. Then King Joash called for Jehoiada the High Priest, and for the Priests, and said unto them : Why repair ye not the breaches of the Temple ? Now, therefore, receive no more money in the order of your courses, but deliver it for the repairing of the Temple. So the Priests were forbidden to receive any more money of the people, or to repair the Temple. 2
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., ''(p. 223.)''  
  
"DUT it was so that unto the threeand- twentieth year of King Joash the Priests had not repaired the breaches of the Temple. Then King Joash called for Jehoiada the High Priest, and for the Priests, and said unto them : Why repair ye not the breaches of the Temple ? Now, therefore, receive no more money in the order of your courses, but deliver it for the repairing of the Temple. So the Priests were forbidden to receive any more money of the people, or to repair the Temple.''^ Third Responsory .
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Thus saith the Lord, &c., (/. 223.) Fourth Day.
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xiii. 14.) IVr OW Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash,^ the King of Israel, came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said : O my father ! my father ! the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof! And Elisha said unto him : Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the King of Israel : Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it ; and Elisha put his hands upon the King's hands, and said : Open the window eastward.
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The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xiii. 14.)  
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<span class="dropcap">N</span>OW Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash, 3 the King of Israel, came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said : O my father ! my father ! the chariot of Israel and the horsemen thereof! And Elisha said unto him : Take bow and arrows. And he took unto him bow and arrows. And he said to the King of Israel : Put thine hand upon the bow. And he put his hand upon it ; and Elisha put his hands upon the King's hands, and said : Open the window eastward.
  
 
And he opened it ; and Elisha said : Shoot. And he shot. And Elisha said : The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria, for thou shalt smite Syria in Aphek, till thou have consumed it.
 
And he opened it ; and Elisha said : Shoot. And he shot. And Elisha said : The arrow of the Lord's deliverance, and the arrow of deliverance from Syria, for thou shalt smite Syria in Aphek, till thou have consumed it.
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'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., (/. 224.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
  
A ND he said : Take the arrows.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND he said : Take the arrows.
  
 
And he took them ; and he said unto him again : Smite the weapons upon the ground. And he smote thrice and stayed ; and the man of God was wroth with him, and said : If thou hadst smitten five times, or six times, or seven times, then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it — whereas, now, thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of robbers from Moab invaded the land the same year.
 
And he took them ; and he said unto him again : Smite the weapons upon the ground. And he smote thrice and stayed ; and the man of God was wroth with him, and said : If thou hadst smitten five times, or six times, or seven times, then hadst thou smitten Syria till thou hadst consumed it — whereas, now, thou shalt smite Syria but thrice. And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of robbers from Moab invaded the land the same year.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (A 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''  
  
A ND it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that they spied the robbers, and they cast the dead body into the sepulchre of Elisha.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that they spied the robbers, and they cast the dead body into the sepulchre of Elisha.
  
 
And when it touched the bones of Elisha, the man revived, and stood up on his feet. (24.) And Hazael, King of Syria, died ; and Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. And Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad, the son of Hazael, the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.
 
And when it touched the bones of Elisha, the man revived, and stood up on his feet. (24.) And Hazael, King of Syria, died ; and Ben-hadad his son reigned in his stead. And Joash, the son of Jehoahaz, took again out of the hand of Ben-hadad, the son of Hazael, the cities which he had taken out of the hand of Jehoahaz his father by war. Three times did Joash beat him, and recovered the cities of Israel.
  
Third Resp07isory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
  
Hearken, O Lord, unto the cry, &c., (/. 225.) Fifth Day.
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Hearken, O Lord, unto the cry, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
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== Thursday. ==
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=== Fifth Day. ===
  
 
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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xvii. 6.) A ND in the ninth year of Hoshea,i the King of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and in Habor, by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, Which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and had worshipped other gods, and walked in the ways of the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel, and the kings of Israel, because they did such things. And the children of Israel provoked the LORD their God with froward words, and built them high places in all their cities.
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The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xvii. 6.)  
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND in the ninth year of Hoshea, 1 the King of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah, and in Habor, by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes. For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, Which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh, King of Egypt, and had worshipped other gods, and walked in the ways of the heathen, whom the Lord had destroyed before the children of Israel, and the kings of Israel, because they did such things. And the children of Israel provoked the LORD their God with froward words, and built them high places in all their cities.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Prepare your hearts, (p. 221.) '''Second Lesson.''' (13.) A ND the Lord testified against '^^ Israel, and against Judah, by all the Prophets, and by all the Seers, saying : Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the Prophets.
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Prepare your hearts, ''(p. 221.)''  
  
Notwithstanding, they w^ould not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that willed not to obey the Lord their 1 The last King of Israel.
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'''Second Lesson.''' (13.)
  
TENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 325 God. And they rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them ; and they followed vanities, and did foolishly.
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the Prophets, and by all the Seers, saying : Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the Prophets.
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Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like to the neck of their fathers, that willed not to obey the Lord their
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1 The last King of Israel.
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TENTH WEEK AFTER PENTECOST. 325  
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God. And they rejected His statutes, and His covenant that He made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He testified against them ; and they followed vanities, and did foolishly.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
God, Which heareth all, &c., (/.
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God, Which heareth all, &c., (p. 222.)
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'''Third Lesson.''' (18.)
  
222.) '''Third Lesson.''' (18.) n^HEREFORE the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of His sight, and there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEREFORE the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of His sight, and there was none left but the tribe of Judah only.
  
 
But neither did Judah keep the commandments of the Lord their God ; but walked in the sins of Israel which they committed. And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of the spoilers until He put them away from before His face, from the time that Israel was rent away from the house of David, and that they made Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, king.
 
But neither did Judah keep the commandments of the Lord their God ; but walked in the sins of Israel which they committed. And the LORD rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered them into the hand of the spoilers until He put them away from before His face, from the time that Israel was rent away from the house of David, and that they made Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, king.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
 
'''Third Responsory.'''
  
The Lord That delivered me, &c., iyp. 212..) Sixth Day.
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The Lord That delivered me, &c., ''(p. 212.)''
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== Friday. ==
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=== Sixth Day. ===
  
 
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First Lesso7i.
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'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xvii. 21.) JEROBOAM drave Israel from fol- J lowing the Lord, and made them sin a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did ; they departed not from them, until the Lord removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the Prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria, unto this day.
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The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xvii. 21.)  
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<span class="dropcap">J</span>EROBOAM drave Israel from following the Lord, and made them sin a great sin. For the children of Israel walked in all the sins of Jeroboam which he did ; they departed not from them, until the Lord removed Israel out of His sight, as He had said by all His servants the Prophets. So was Israel carried away out of their own land to Assyria, unto this day.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
Saul hath slain, &c., (/. 223.) Secojid Lesson.
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Saul hath slain, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
A ND the King of Assyria brought '^^ men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avah, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel. And they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof And so it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the Lord.
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">A</span>ND the King of Assyria brought men from Babylon, and from Cuthah, and from Avah, and from Hamath, and from Sepharvaim, and placed them in the cities of Samaria instead of the children of Israel. And they possessed Samaria, and dwelt in the cities thereof And so it was, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the Lord.
  
 
Therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them.
 
Therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew some of them.
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'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., (p.
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Ye mountains of Gilboa, &c., ''(p. 223.)''
  
223.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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'''Third Lesson.'''
  
ADHEREFORE they sent unto the King of Assyria, and said : The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the god of the land ; therefore [the Lord i] hath sent lions among" them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the god of the land.
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<span class="dropcap">W</span>HEREFORE they sent unto the King of Assyria, and said : The nations which thou hast removed, and placed in the cities of Samaria, know not the manner of the god of the land ; therefore [the Lord 1] hath sent lions among" them, and, behold, they slay them, because they know not the manner of the god of the land.
  
 
Then the King of Assyria commanded, saying : Carry thither one of the Priests whom ye brought from thence ; and let him go and dwell with them, and let him teach them the manner of the god of the land.
 
Then the King of Assyria commanded, saying : Carry thither one of the Priests whom ye brought from thence ; and let him go and dwell with them, and let him teach them the manner of the god of the land.
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'''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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'''First Lesson.'''
 
'''First Lesson.'''
  
The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xviii. i.) T N the third year of Hoshea, son of Elah, King of Israel, Hezekiah, the son of Ahaz, King of Judah, began to reign. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
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The Lesson is taken from the Fourth Book of Kings (xviii. i.)  
  
And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did. He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made, for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it ; and he called it Nehushtan.
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the third year of Hoshea, son of Elah, King of Israel, Hezekiah, the son of Ahaz, King of Judah, began to reign. Twenty and five years old was he when he began to reign, and he reigned twenty and nine years in Jerusalem. His mother's name was Abi, the daughter of Zachariah.
  
i He trusted in the Lord God of Israel.
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And he did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, according to all that David his father did. He removed the high places, and brake the images, and cut down the groves, and brake in pieces the brazen serpent that Moses had made, for unto those days the children of Israel did burn incense to it ; and he called it Nehushtan. 1 He trusted in the Lord God of Israel.
  
 
'''First Responsory.'''
 
'''First Responsory.'''
  
My sins are many, &c., (p. 224.) did wisely in all things, whatsoever he undertook. And he rebelled against the King of Assyria, and served him not. He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and all their borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
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My sins are many, &c., ''(p. 224.)''
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'''Second Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">S</span>O that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah ; nor any that were before him ; for he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him, and kept His commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses. Therefore the Lord also was with him, and he did wisely in all things, whatsoever he undertook. And he rebelled against the King of Assyria, and served him not. He smote the Philistines, even unto Gaza, and all their borders, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.
  
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
 
'''Second Responsory.'''
  
O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., (p. 224.) '''Third Lesson.'''
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O Lord, Thou hast hearkened, &c., ''(p. 224.)''  
  
T N the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea, son of Elah, King of Israel, Shalmaneser King of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it, and took it. For at the end of three years, even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is, the ninth year of Hoshea, King of Israel, Samaria was taken.
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'''Third Lesson.'''
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<span class="dropcap">I</span>N the fourth year of King Hezekiah, which was the seventh year of Hoshea, son of Elah, King of Israel, Shalmaneser King of Assyria came up against Samaria, and besieged it, and took it. For at the end of three years, even in the sixth year of Hezekiah, that is, the ninth year of Hoshea, King of Israel, Samaria was taken.
  
 
And the King of Assyria did carry away Israel into Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes —because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed His covenant : all that Moses, the servant of the Lord commanded, they would not hear them nor do them.
 
And the King of Assyria did carry away Israel into Assyria, and put them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, in the cities of the Medes —because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord their God, but transgressed His covenant : all that Moses, the servant of the Lord commanded, they would not hear them nor do them.
  
Third Respo7isory.
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'''Third Responsory.'''
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Hearken, O Lord, &c., ''(p. 225.)''
  
Hearken, O Lord, &c., (^p. 225.) '''Second Lesson.'''
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O O that after him there was none like him among all the kings of Judah ; nor any that were before him ; for he clave to the Lord, and departed not from following Him, and kept His commandments, which the Lord commanded Moses. Therefore the Lord also was with him, and he ====VESPERS.====
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''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.''  2 I beseech Thee, O Lord, * remember now how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in Thy sight.
  
''Antiphon at the Song of the Blessed Virgin.'' ^ I beseech Thee, O Lord, * remember now how I have walked before Thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in Thy sight.
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''Prayer from the succeeding Lauds.''
  
Prayerfrom the succeeding Lauds.
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1 A piece of brass.  
  
A piece of brass. XX. 3.
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2 xx. 3.
  
  

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