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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. fore difpleafed with himself, and fet his heart on Daniel to deliver him and he laboured till the going down of the fun, to deliver him.

20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel, and the king fpake and faid to Daniel, O Daniel, fervant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou ferveft continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

15 Then these men affembled unto the king, and faid unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Perfians is, that the king, O king, live for no decree nor ftatute which ever.

21 Then faid Daniel unto

the king establisheth, may 22 My God hath fent his be changed. angel, and hath fhut the lions 16 Then the king com-mouths that they have not manded, and they brought hurt me: forafmuch as beDaniel, and caft him into fore him innocency was found the den of lions: now the in me; and also before thee, king spake and faid unto Da- O king, have I done no hurt. niel, Thy God whom thou ferveft continually, he will deliver thee.

23 Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should 17 And a ftone was take Daniel up out of the brought, and laid upon the den: fo Daniel was taken up mouth of the den, and the out of the den, and no manner king fealed 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 concerning Daniel.

18 ¶ Then the king went to his palace, and paffed the night fafting: neither were inftruments of mufick brought before him, and his feep went from him.

19 Then the king arofe very early in the morning,

24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accufed Daniel, and they caft them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the maftery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the botHh 4


tom of the den.

the defolations of Jerufalem. 25 Then king Darius 3 ¶ And I fet my face wrote unto all people, na-unto the Lord God to feek tions, and languages that by prayer and fupplications dwell in all the earth, Peace with fafting, and fackcloth, be multiplied unto you. and afhes.

26 I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom, men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel for he is the living God, and stedfaft for ever, and his kingdom that which fhall not be deftroyed, and commandments: his dominion shall be even unto the end.

4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confeffion, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant, and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his

5 We have finned and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts, and from thy judgments.

27 He delivereth and refcueth, and he worketh figns and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. 28 So this Daniel prof-prophets, which fpake in thy pered in the reign of Darius, name, to our kings, our prinand in the reign of Cyrus ces, and our fathers, and to the Perfian. all the people of the land.

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6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy fervants the

7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confufion of faces, as at this day to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerufalem, and unto all Ifrael that are near, and that are far off, through all the. countries whither thou haft driven them, because of their trefpafs, that they have trefpaffed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confufion of face, to our

kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have finned against thee.

9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveneffes, though we have rebelled against him.

10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws which he fet before us by his fervants the prophets.

11 Yea, all Ifrael have tranfgreffed thy law, even by departing that they might not obey thy voice, therefore the curfe is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Mofes the fervant of God, because we have finned against him.

12 And he hath confirmed his words which he fpake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done, as hath been done upon Jerufalem.

and brought it upon us for the Lord our God is righte ous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

15 And now, O Lord our God, that haft brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and haft gotten thee renown as at this day: we have finned, we have done wickedly.

16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I befeech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerufalem, thy holy mountain: because for our fins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerufalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.

God, hear the a great

13 As it is written in the law of Mofes, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and underftand thy truth.

14 Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil,

17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy fervant, and his fupplications, and caufe thy face to fhine upon thy fanctuary that is defolate, for the Lord's fake.

18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our defolations, and the city, which is called by tay name: for we do not prefent our fupplications before thee for our righteoufnelles, but for thy great mercies.

19 O Lord hear, O Lord forgive,

forgive, O Lord hearken and to make reconciliation for do, defer not for thine own iniquity, and to bring in efake, O my God: for thy verlafting righteousness, and city, and thy people, are cal- to feal up the vifion and led by thy name. prophecy, and to anoint the moft holy.

20 And whiles I was fpeaking, and praying, and 25 Know therefore and confeffing my fin, and the fin underftand, that from the of my people Ifracl, and pre- going forth of the commandfenting my fupplication be- ment to restore and to build fore the Lord my God, for Jerufalem, unto the Meffiah the holy mountain of my the prince, fhall be feven God: weeks; and threefcore and

21 Yea, whiles I was fpeak-two weeks the ftreets fhall 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, being caused to fly fwiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

26 And after threescore and two weeks fhall Meffiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that fhall come, fhall deftroy the city, and the fanctuary, and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war defolations are

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and faid, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee fkill and understanding. 23 At the beginning of determined. thy fupplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to fhew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and confider the vifion.

27 And he fhall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he fhall caufe the facrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the over24 Seventy weeks are de-fpreading of abominations, termined upon thy people, he fhall make it defolate, and upon thy holy city, to even until the confummation, finish the tranfgreffion, and and that determined fhall be to make an end of fins, and poured upon the desolate.







OVE righteoufnefs, ye that be judges of the earth; think of the Lord with a good (heart,) and in fimplicity of heart feek him. 2 ¶ For he will be found of them that tempt him not: and fheweth himself unto fuch as do not distrust him.

3 For froward thoughts feparate from God: and his power, when it is tried, reproveth the unwise,

4 ¶ For into a malicious foul wisdom fhall not enter: nor dwell in the body that is fubject unto fin.

5 For the holy fpirit of difcipline will flee deceit, and

remove from thoughts that are without understanding, and will not abide when unrighteousness cometh in.

6 For wifdom is a loving fpirit: and will not acquit a blafphemer of his words: for God is witness of his reins, and a true beholder of his heart, and a hearer of his tongue.

7 For the Spirit of the Lord filleth the world: and that which containeth all things, hath knowledge of the voice.

8 Therefore he that speaketh unrighteous things, cannot be hid: neither fhall vengeance, when it punisheth, pafs by him.

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