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Sect. LXXI. King Ahasuerus makes a royal feast. Vashti
his queeb divorced for disobeying his contmand. - 2+1
Sect. LXXIV. Mordecai's distress. He applies to Esther to
speak to the king in favour of the Jews. - 2i2
Sect LXXVIII. The king's letter to reverse the sentence
against the Jews. Great reioicings. - - 26*
Sect. XIII. The. reigns of Alexander, Jancus, Alexander,
and Aristobulus, over Judea. ... 3^
SECTION L •- - ',
THE PROPHECY OF NAHUM AGAINST THE ENEMIES OF THE LOUD. ...
The burden of Nineveh.: the book of* the vision of Nahum the Elkoshite.
God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth': the Lord revengeth and is furious; the Lord will take Vengeance on his adversaries, and he re'serveth wrath for his enemies.
The Lord is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the Lord hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers: Bashan languisheth, and Carmel, and the flower of Lebanon languisheth.
The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, and the earth is burned at his presence, yea, the world, and all that dwell therein.
Who can stand before his indignation; and who can abide in the fierceness of his anger; his fury is poured out like fire, and the rocks are thrown down by him.
The Lord is good, a strong hold in the day of trdu-; ble; and he knovveth them that trust in him.
But with an over-running flood he will mafte Ian utter end of the place thereof, and darkness shall par* sue his enemies. '!' -' .'
What do ye imagine against the Lord ? •' he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time.
For while they be folden together as thorns, and Vol. IV. B while