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Q. What did Job's wife advise him to do?
A. To curse God, and die. Job ii, 9.
Q. What did Job answer ?
A. Shall we receive good at the hand of

God, and shall we not receive evil ? Job

ii, 10. Q. How did he bear his afflictions ? Å. In all this did not Job sin with his lips. *Q. Who came to visit him? A. His three friends. Job i, 11. Q. What did they do when they saw him ? A. They lifted up their voice, and wept. Job

ii, 12. Q. How long did they sit by him in silence ? A. Seven days. Job ii, 13. Q. Why? Ă. For they saw that his grief was very great. Q. What then occurred ? A. After Job had spoken, his friends addressed

him, and Job answered them. Q. What did they suppose was the cause of his calami

ties? A. Some hidden sins of Job. Q. To whom

did Job appeal in his integrity ? A. Unto God. Q. How did the Lord answer him? A. Out of the whirlwind. Job xxxvii, 1. Q. What confession did Job make to the Lord ? A. Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer

thee? Job xl, 4. Q. Whom did the Lord then address? A. The friends of Job. Job xlii, 7.

Q. Why was his wrath kindled against them?
A. Because they had not spoken the thing that

was right.
Q. What did he command them to offer?
A. A burnt-offering for themselves. Job xlii, 8.
Q. Who should pray for them?
A. Job.
Q. What did the Lord give Job after this?
A. Twice as much as he had before. Job

xlii, 10. Q. How long did he live after this? A. A hundred and forty years. Job xlii, 16.

LESSON XLIV.

Psalmig. Question. What is the meaning of the Hebrew name of the

book of Psalms ? Answer. The Book of Hymns or Praises. Q. Why did it bear this name? A. Because the greater part of the Psalms con

sists of praises to God. Q. By what other name is the book known? A. The Psalms of David. Q. Why is it so called ? A. Because David wrote more of them than any other

person. Q. What other persons are supposed to have written the

Psalms ? A. Moses, Solomon, Asaph, Heman, Ethan,

Jeduthun, and the three sons of Korah.

Q. Who was the first writer of psalms ?
A. Moses.
Q. On what occasion did he write a song of praise ?
Ă. When the Israelites passed dry shod over

the Red Sea. Exod. xv. Q. Who probably collected and arranged the Psalms ? A. David, all that were written in his time, and

Ezra, after the return from captivity. Q. What use was made of these Psalms ? A. They were sung by the Jews as a part of

religious worship. Q. Whom did David appoint to sing psalms in the worship

of the tabernacle ? A. A chosen company of Levites. 1 Chron.

vi, 31. Q. What was the object of this service ? A. To thank and praise the Lord God of Is

rael. 1 Chron. xvi, 4. Q. For what did the Jews become celebrated ? A. For their melodious singing. Q. What did the inhabitants of Babylon request of them

when they were captives there? A. Sing us one of the songs of Zion. Psalm

cxxxvii, 3. Q. What is the meaning of the word Higgaion at the close

of some verses in the Psalms ? A. Meditation. Q. What of Selah? A. To raise, to elevate. Q. What was the use of these words? A. To denote the elevation of the voice or in

strument in singing, and to call especial attention to the passage as worthy of serious reflection.

Q. What do the Psalms teach us of the Omniscience of

God? A. O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known

me. Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising ; thou understandest my thought afaroff.

Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord,

thou knowest it altogether. Psa. cxxxix, 1-4. Q. What do they teach us of the Omnipresence of God? A. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there :

if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth

as the day. Psa. cxxxix, 8–12. Q. How should brothers and sisters dwell together? A. How good and how pleasant it is for bre

thren to dwell together in unity! Psalm

cxxxii, 1. Q. What is meant by unity? A. Harmony and love. Q. What will rest on such a family? A. The blessing of the Lord, even life for ever

more. Psa. cxxxiii, 3. 2. What is said of the end of the wicked ? 1. The transgressors shall be destroyed to

gether : the end of the wicked shall be cut

off. Psa. xxxvii, 38. Q. What of the death of the righteous? A. Mark the perfect man, and behold the up

right: for the end of that man is peace. Psa.

xxxvii, 37. Q. How highly did the Psalmist prize the word of God? A. The law of thy mouth is better unto me

than thousands of gold and silver. Psalm

cxix, 72. Q. How did he treat God's word? A. O how I love thy law ! It is my meditation

all the day. Psa. cxix, 97. Q. How did he feel because men disobeyed it? Ă. Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, be

cause they keep not thy law. Psa. cxix, 136. Q. What is said of those who obey the commands of God? A. In keeping of them there is great reward.

Psa. xix, 11. Q. What should our behavior be in the house of God? A. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly

of the saints, and to be had in reverence of

all them that are about him. Psa. lxxxix, 7. Q. What has God

promised to the fatherless ? A. To be a Father of the fatherless. Psalm

lxviii, 5. Q. What has he promised when father and mother for

sake us? A. When my father and my mother forsake

me, then the Lord will take me up. Psalm

xxvii, 10. Q. How will the Lord support the good man in the hour of death?

Though I walk through the valley of the

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