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SERMON VIII–Page 89.

Jonah iv, 6, 7. “ And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that

it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd. But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered."

SERMON IX-Page 103.

HOSEA vii, 16. They return, but not to the Most High.”

SERMON X-Page 117.
On the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

ISAIAH lvii. 14. “ Cast ye up, cast ye up, prepare the way, take up the stumbling-block out of the way

of

my people.”

SERMON XI–Page 131.

PHILIPPIANS i. 21, “For to me to live is Christ.”

SERMON XII–Page 145.

PHILIPPIANS i. 21.

“ To die is gain.”

SERMON XIII- Page 157.

1 Tim. i. 8. “ We know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.”

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SERMON XIV–Page 171.
Addressed to the Young.

Ruth i. 14. “ And they lifted up their voice and wept again : and Orpah kissed her mother

in law; but Ruth clave unto her.”

SERMON XV-Page 185.

Luke xiii. 24. “ Strive to enter in at the strait gate : for many,

I

say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able."

SERMON XVI–Page 201.

Canticles iv. 16. " Awake, 0 north wind; and come thou south ; blow upon my garden, that

the spices thereof may flow out.”

SERMON XVII–Page 214.

2 CORINTHIANS. iii, 17. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty."

SERMON XVIII–Page 227.
On Death of a hristian Lady.

2 CORINTHIANS v, 1. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

SERMON XIX-Page 238. Preached in behalf of the London Society for promoting Christianity among the

Jews,

ROMANS iii. 1. “ What advantage then hath the Jew?

SERMON XX-Page 252.
On the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

JOHN xii. 24. “ Verily, verily, I say unto you, except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and

die, it abideth alone; but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.”

SERMON XXI_Page 264.

Addressed to the Young.

2 KINGS xii. 2. " And Jehoash did that which was right in the sight of the Lord all his days

wherein Jehoiada the priest instructed him.”

SERMON XXII–Page 176.
Preached in behalf of the Church Missionary Society.

JOHN X. 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold : them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice."

SERMON XXIII–Page 293.

REVELATIONS xiii, 8. “ The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."

SERMON XXIV–Page 305.

Psalm xxvii. 1. “ The Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the

strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid ?”

SERMON XXV-Page 319.
On the Sacrament of Baptism.

1 PETER iii. 21. “The like figure whereunto, even baptism, doth also now save us, (not the put

ting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

SERMON XXVI.- Page 332.
On the Sacrament of Baptism.

I Peter iii. 21. “ The like figure whereunto, even baptism, doth also now save us, (not the put

ting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.”

SERMON XXVII–Page 348.

2 Kings iv, 25, 26. “ And it came to pass, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to

Gehazi his servant, Behold yonder is that Shunammite: run now, I pray thee, to meet her, and say unto her, Is it well with thee? Is it well with thy husband ? Is it well with the child ? And she answered, It is well.”

SERMON I.

ISAIAH xxi. ll, 12.

“ HE CALLETH TO ME OUT OF SEIR, WATCHMAN,

WHAT OF THE NIGHT? WATCHMAN, WHAT OF THE NIGHT? THE WATCHMAN SAID, THE MORNING COMETH, AND ALSO THE NIGHT: IF YE WILL INQUIRE, INQUIRE YE, RETURN, COME."

From the introduction to this prophecy, which states it to be the burden of, or the oracle concerning Dumah, coupled with an expression employed in the body of it, “ He calleth to me out of Seir," it seems highly probable that it refers to Idumæa, the ancient Edom, in which country Mount Seir was situated.

Edom was the portion assigned to Esau, of whom Isaac, his father, speaking by the spirit of prophecy, had said, that he should serve his younger brother Jacob for a time, and then break the yoke from off his neck. This saying was literally fulfilled. For many centuries indeed, Edom continued an independent state; but at length, David and his captains made an entire conquest of the country, and placed garrisons in various parts to hold it in subjection. Edom continued tributary about 150 years; but in the days of Jehoram, the son of Jehoshaphat, the Edomites revolted from under the dominion of Judah, brake the yoke of Jacob from off their neck, and made themselves a king. Some attempts were made to bring them into subjection a second time, and several victories were gained over them; but they were never reduced to their former state of vassalage by the kings of Judah.

The prophecy which I have chosen for my text was delivered after Edom had revolted from under the dominion of Judah, and probably, during the reign of Ahaz, or Hezekiah. A man of Seir is represented as crying out to the prophet in a vision, “ Watchman, what of the night?—Watchman, what of the night?” In prophetic language, the night is usually used for a season of adversity or affliction. It is probable, therefore, as Edom shared the fate of Israel and Judah during the inroad of Nebuchadnezzar, and was brought into subjection to the Babylonians, that the question of the Edomite referred to the duration of this visitation, and implied, “What is the time of the night?—How long will this calamity yet continue?” The answer of the prophet is very dark : “ The morning cometh, and also the night.” Some have supposed that the prophet here intimates, that the Jews would be delivered from their subjection, but that this would not be the case with the Edomites. Bishop Lowth inclines to this opinion; but, I confess, it gives no satisfaction to me. In my opinion, both the morning, and the night have reference to Dumah and the Edomites, and intimate, that the present season of adversity would be followed by an interval of prosperity, which would quickly be succeeded by an endless night. How far this interpretation corresponds with the subsequent history of Edom, I leave you to judge. As I said before, the Edomites, either submitted to, or were subdued by Nebuchadnezzar; and at the first destruction of Jerusalem, they seem to have been leagued with the Babylonians, and peculiarly active in the struggle. The Psalmist, in Ps. 137 v. 7, says, “Remember, O Lord, the children

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