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his petition three times a day. and went in hafte unto the

14 Then the king when den of lions... he heard these words, was. 20 And when he came to sore displeased with himself, the den, he cried with a laand set his heart on Daniel mentable voice unto Daniel, to deliver him: and he la- and the king fpake and said boured till the going down to Daniel, o Daniel, serof the sun, to deliver him. vant of the living God, is

15 Then these men allem- thy God, whom thou servest bled unto the king, and said continually, able to deliver unto the king, Know, Othee from the lions? king, that the law of the 21 Then said Daniel unto Medes and Persians is, that the king, o king, live for no decree nor statute which ever.' the king establisheth, may 22 My God hath sent his be changed.

angel, and hath shut the lions 16 Then the king com- mouths that they have not manded, and they brought hurt me: forasmuch as beDaniel, and cast him into fore him innocency was found the den of lions: now the in me; and also before thee, king spake and said unto Da-king, have I done no hurt. niel, Thy God whom thou 23 Then was the king exserveft continually, he will ceeding glad for him, and deliver thee.

commanded that they should 17 And a stone was take Daniel up out of the brought, and laid upon the den: so Daniel was taken up mouth of the den, and the out of the den, and no manner king sealed it with his own of hurt was found upon him, fignet, and with the fignet because he believed in his of his lords; that the pur- God. pose might not be changed 24 4 And the king .comconcerning Daniel. manded, and they brought

18 q Then the king went those men which had accused to his palace, and passed the Daniel, and they cast them night fafting: neither were in- into the den of lions, them, Atruments of musick brought their children, and their before him, and his Aeep wives; and the lions had the went from him.

mastery of them, and brake 19 Then the king arose all their bones in pieces or very early in the morning, ever they came at the bot

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the desolations of Jerusalem. : 25 Then king Darius 3 , And I set my face wrote unto all people, na- unto the Lord God to seek tions, and languages that by prayer and supplications dwell in all the earth, Peace with fasting, and fackcloth, be multiplied unto you. and ashes. iur

26 I make a decree, that4 And I prayed unto the in every dominion of my Lord my God, and made my kingdom, men tremble and confession, and said, O Lord, fear before the God of Da- the great and dreadful God, niel : for he is the living keeping the covenant, and God, and ftedfast for ever, mercy to them that love him, and his kingdom that which and to them that keep his shall not be destroyed, and commandments: his dominion hall be even 5. We have 'sinned and unto the end.

Jhave committed iniquity, 27 He delivereth and ref- and have done wickedly, and cueth, and he worketh figns have rebelled, even by deand wonders in heaven and parting from thy precepts, in earth, who hath delivered and from thy judgments. Daniel from the power of 6 Neither have we hearkthe lions.

Jened unto thy servants the 28 So this Daniel prof-prophets, which spake in thy pered in the reign of Darius, name, to our kings, our prin and in the reign of Cyrus ces, and our fathers, and to the Persian.. . .

all the people of the land.

7 O Lord, righteousness CHAP. IX. TN the first year of Darius us confusion of faces, as at

the son of Ahasuerus, of this day : to the men of Juthe feed of the Medes, which dah, and to the inhabitants was made king over the of Jerusalem, and unto all realm of the Chaldeans; Ifrael that are near, and that - 2 In the first year of his are far off, through all the reign, I Daniel understood countries whither thou haft by books the number of the driven them, because of their years, where of the word of trespass, that they have tresthe Lord came to Jeremiah passed against thee. the prophet, that he would 8 O Lord, to us belongeth accomplish seventy years in confulion of face, to our

i kings,

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16 9 righteouthine angeles

kings, to our princes, and to and brought it upon us : for our fathers, because we have the Lord our God is righte, finned against thee.

ous in all his works which 9 To the Lord our God he doeth : for we obeyed not belong mercies and forgive his voice. nesses, though we have re- 15 And now, O Lord our • belled against him.

God, that has brought thy 10 Neither have we obey- people forth out of the land ed the voice of the Lord our of Egypt with a mighty God, to walk in his laws hand, and hast gotten thec which he set before us by his renown as at this day: we servants the prophets. have sinned, we have done

II Yea, all Ifrael have wickedly. transgreiled thy law, even by 16 0 0 Lord, according departing that they might to all thy righteousness, I benot obey thy voice, therefore feech thee, let thine anger the curse is poured upon us, and thy fury be turned away and the oath that is written from thy city Jerusalem, thy in the law of Moses the ser-holy mountain : because for vant of God, because we our sins, and for the iniquihave finned against hiin. ties of our fathers, Jerusalem

12 And he hath confirmed and thy people are become a his words which he spake reproach to all that are about against us, and against our us, judges that judged us, by 17 Now therefore, o our bringing upon us a great God, hear the prayer of thy evil: for under the whole servant, and his supplications, heaven hath not been done, and cause thy face to shine as hath been done upon Je- upon thy fanctuary that is rusalem.

defolate, for the Lord's lake. 13 As it is written in the 18 O my God, incline law of Moses, all this evil is thine ear, and hear; open come upon us : yet made we thine eyes, and behold our not our prayer before the desolations, and the city, Lord our God, that we which is called by tay name: might turn from our ini- for we do not present our quities, and understand thy fupplications before thee for truth.

our righteousnelles, but for 14. Therefore hath the thy great mercies. Lord watched upon the evil, 19 O Lord hear, O Lord


forgive, O Lord hearken and to make reconciliation for do, defer not for thine own iniquity, and to bring in elake, O my God: for thy verlasting righteousness, and city, and thy people, are cal- to seal up the vision and led by thy name.

prophecy, and to anoint the 20 q And whiles I was most holy. speaking, and praying, and 25 Know therefore and confessing my fin, and the fin understand, that from the of my people Israel, and pre- going forth of the commandsenting my fupplication be- ment to restore and to build fore the Lord my God, for Jerusalem, unto the Messiah the holy mountain of my the prince, shall be feven God:

weeks; and threescore and 21 Yea, whiles I was speak- two weeks the streets shall ing in prayer, even the man be built again, and the wall, Gabriel, whom I had seen in even in troublous times. the vision at the beginning, 26 And after threescore and being caused to Ay swiftly, two weeks shall Mefliah becut touched me about the time of off, but not for himself: and the evening oblation. the people of the prince that

22 And he informed me, shall come, shall destroy the and talked with me, and said, city, and the fanctuary, and O Daniel, I am now come the end thereof mall be with forth to give thee skill and a flood, and unto the end understanding.

Jof the war defolations are 23 At the beginning of determined. thy fupplications the com- 27 And he shall confirm mandment came forth, and the covenant with many for I am come to fhew thee; one week: and in the midst for thou art greatly beloved: of the week he shall cause therefore understand the mat- the sacrifice and the oblation ter, and consider the vision. to cease, and for the over

24 Seventy weeks are de- fpreading of abominations, termined upon thy people, he shall make it defolate, and upon thy holy city, to even until the consummation, finish the transgression, and and that determined shall be to make an end of fins, and poured upon the desolate,







remove from thoughts that

are without understanding, T OVE righteousness, ye and will not abide when un

that be judges of the righteousness cometh in. earth; think of the Lord 69 For wisdom is a lova with a good (heart,) and in ing spirit: and will not acfimplicity of heart seek him. quit a blasphemer of his

29 For he will be found words ; for God is witness of them that tempt him not: of his reins, and a true beand sheweth himself unto holder of his heart, and a hearsuch as do not distrust him. er of his tongue.

3 For froward thoughts 7 For the Spirit of the separate from God: and his Lord filleth the world: and power, when it is tried, re- that which containeth all proveth the unwise,

things, hath knowledge of 44 For into a malicious the voice. foul wisdom shall not enter : 8 Therefore he that speak. nor dwell in the body that is eth unrighteous things, can. subject unto fin.

not be hid: neither shall Ś For the holy spirit of vengeance, when it punishdiscipline will Alee deceit, and eth, pass by him.


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