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down, that thou (halt mark the place where he shall lie> and thou (halt go in, and uncover his feet, and lay thee down} and he will tell thee what thou (halt do.

5 And she said unto her, All that thou ! day saystunto me, I will do.

Go not empty unto thy mother in law.

18 Then (aid (he, Sit frill, my daugh" ter, until thou know how the matter will fall: for the man will not bein rest>| until be have finished the thing chh

CHAP. IV.

6 And she went down unto the 11 Beat caUeth into judgment the next

Boor, and did according to all that her mother in law bade her.

7 And when Boaz had raten, and drunk, and his heart was merry, he went

kinsman: 6he restifox the redemption, 10 Boatmarritth Ruth.

THen went Boaz up to the gate, and fat him down there: and behold,

to lie down at the end of the heap of the kinsman of whom Boaz spake, came corn : and she ame softly and uncover- !by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one,

ed his feet, and laid her down.

turn aside, sit down here. Andheturn

8 % And it came to pass at midnight, j ed aside, and fat down that the man was afraid, and turned I 1 And he took ten men of the elders; himself: and behold, a woman lay ac of the city, and said, Sit ye down here

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9 And he said, Who art thou? And she answered, I am Ruth thine handmaid : spread therefore thy skirt over thine hand-maid, for thou art a near kinsman.

10 And he said. Blessed te thou of the L o S D, my daughter: jer thou hast shewed more kindness in the latter end, than at the beginning, inasmuch as thou followcdst not young men, whether poor or rich.

11 And now, my daughter, fear not, I will do to thee all that thou rtquirest: for all the city of my people doth know that thou art a virtuous woman.

11 And now it is true, that I am thy near kinsman: howbeic there is a kinsman nearer than I.

And they sat down

? And he said unto the kinsman, Naomi that is come again out of the country of Moab sellcth a parcel of land, which nti out brother Elimelechs.

4 And I thought to advertise thee, faying, Buy it before die inhabitants, and before the elders of nry people. If thou wilt redeem it, redeem it; but if thou wilt not redeem it, then tell me, that I may know : for there is none to redeem it besides thee, and I am afret thee. And he said, I will redem it.

$ Then said Boaz, What day rhou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of me dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance. 6 % And the kinsman said, I cannot

ij Tarry this night, and it (hall be redeem it for my self, lest I mar mine in die morning, that if he will perform own inheritance: redeem thou my right unto thee the part of a kinsman, well, to thy self, for I cannot redeem it. lei him do the kinsmans part; but if he 7 Now this was the manner in former will not do the part of a kinsman to thee, time in Israel, concerning redeeming, then will I do the part of a kinsman to, and concerning changing, for to confirm thee, u rhe LonD.livcth: lie down un- i all things: a man plucked ofFhis shoe,

and gave it to his neighbour: and (his vas a testimony in I Gael.

8 Therefore rhe kinsman said unto Boaz, Buy it for thee s so he drew off] his shoe.

9 1 And Boaz said unto the elders, 15 Also he said, Bring the vail that and uxtt all die people, Ye are witnesses

thou has upon thee, and hold it. And this day, that I nave bought all that vat

til the morning.

14 f And she lay at his feet until the morning : and (he rose up before one could know another. And he said, Let it not be known that a woman came into the floor.

when she held it, he measured six

Elimelechs, and all that uts Chilions

sures of barley, and laid it on her: and and Mahlons, of the hand of Naomi.

(he went into the city.

10 Moreover Ruth the Moabitess, rhe

16 And when (lie came to her mother' wife of Mahlon, have I purchased to be in law, she said, Who art thou, myj my wife, to taise up the name of the daughter? And she tedd her all that rhe dead upon his inheritance, that die name

man bad done to her,

of the dead be not cut off from among

7 And (he said,These six measures of bis brethren, and from the gate of-his

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11 And all the people~tnat Here in ter osfAy life, and a nourishes os thine

the gate, and the elders laid, We are old age: for thy daughter in law which

witnesses: The Loud make the woman loveth thee, which is better to thee

that is come into thine house, like Ra- than seven sons, hath horn him. chel and like Leah, which two did us And Naomi took the child, and laid

build the house of Israel: and do thou ic in her bosom,and became nurse unto if.

worthily in Ephratab, and be famous in Beth lehem.

ra And let thy house be like the house of Pharez (whom Tamarbare unto Judah) of the seed which the Load (lull give thee of this young woman.

13 5 So Boaz took Ruth, and (he was his wife : and when he went in un

17 And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There Is a Ion Born to Naomi, and they called his name Obed : he it the father of Jesse, the father of David.

18 s Now these are the generations of Pnarez: Phanz begat Hczron,

19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram

to her, tbe Lord gave her conception, begat Amminadab, and (he bate a sen. zo And Amminadab begat Nahstion,

14 And the women (aid unto Naomi,, and Nahlhon begat Salmon, Blessed be the Lord which hath not at AndSalmon begatBoaz, and Boaz left thee this day without a kinsman, begat Obed,

t» And Obed begat ]csse, and Jesse begat David,

that his name may be famous in Israel j 5 And he (hall be unto thee a rcsto

«f The First Book of SAMUEL, otherwise called, The First Book of the KING S.

CHAP. I. I "Eihjnah and his tn4 stives, 9 Hast" tiahs prayer, 19 Samuel is btm, 14 and prefmted le the LORD.

NO W there was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim, ot mount Ephraim, and his name r/as Elkanah, the son of Jeroham, the son of Elihu, the son of Tohu, the son of Zuph, an Ephrathite:

a And he bad two wive;, the name of theone rv«jHannah,and the name of the other Penmnah: and Peninnah had children, but Hannah had no children,

3 And this man wentupoutof his city yearly, to worship and to sacrifice unto the LoRD of hosts in Shiloh; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, the piiestsofthe Lord, wrerhere.

4 ^ And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his -wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions.

5 ButuntoHannah he gave a worthy portion :for he loved Hannah, but the Lord had (hut up her womb j

■6 And her adversary also provoked her sore, for to make her fret, because the Lord had (hutupher womb.

7 And M he did so year by year, when she went up to the house of the I.o R o, so (h;provokedhei;therefore(hewepr, and did not eat.

$ Tbcn said Elkanah her husband to

her, Hannah, why weepest thou > and why catest thou not ? and why is thy heart grieved t am not 1 better to thee than ten Ions?

9 % So Hannah rose up after they bad eaten in Shttjnjjand after they had drunk: ( now Eli the piiest fat upen a seat by a post of the temple of the Loin )

10 And (he was in bitrcrnels ot' foul, and prayed unto the Lo R D, and wept fore.

M And thr vowed a vow, and said, O Lord of host*, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man-child, then I will give him unto the I o R D all the days of hij life, and there (hall no razor come upon his head.

11 And it came to pas' die continued pra>ing before the Lord, that EH marked her mouth.

13 Now Hannah (he spake in her heart, only her lips moved,but her voice was no* heard: therefore Ell thought (he had been drunken.

14 And Eli laid unto her, How long wilt thou be drunken? put away thy wine from thoc.

15 And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a lorrowfulspirit :1 havedrunk neither wire nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the Lord.

if Count not thine handmaid for a daughter of Belial: for out of the abuse

horn is eltalred in the Lord : my mouth s: because

is enlarged ov< r mine enemies dance of my complaint and grief have I 11 rejoice in thy salvation, spoken hitherto. a There it none holy as the Lord • for

11 ThenEli answered and said, Go in there is none befid- thee: neither»/ there peace: and the God of Israel grant thee I any rock like our God. thy petition that thou hast asked of him. | J Talk no more so exceeding proiid

18 And she said, Let thine handmaid j ly, let not arrogancy come out of your find grace in thy sight. So the woman I mouth: for the Lord is a God of went her way, and did eat, and her! knowledge, and by him actions are countenance was nomore/irf. {weighed.

19 Q And they rose up in the morning I 4 The bows of the mighty men are early,and worshipped before the Lord, Ibrokcn, and they that stumbled are girt

and returned, and came to their house to Ramah : and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife, and the Lord remembred her.

10 Wherefore it came to pass, when the time was come about, after Hannah had conceived, that she bare a son, and Called his name Samuel, faying, Because I have asked him of the Lord.

11 And the man Elkanah, and all his house, went up rooster unto the Lord the yearly sacrifice, and his vow.

12 But Hannah went not up j for she said unto her husband, I will net get up until the child be weaned, and then I will bring him, that he may appear before the Lord, and there abide for ever.

23 And Elkanah her husband said unto her, Do what seemech thee good, tarry until cbou have weaned him, only the Lord establish his word : so the woman

with strength.

5 They that were full, have hired out themselves for bread; and they that were hungry, cosed: so that the barren hath born seven j and she rhat hath many children, is waxed feeble.

6 The Lord killerh, and make* alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

7 The Lord maketh poor, and ma- keth rich: he bringeth low, and liftcdi

8 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the Deggar from the dunghill, to (a them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory : for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.

9 He will keep the feet of his faints, and the wicked shall be silent in dark

abode, and gave her son suck until (he nets; for by strength shall no man prewcanedhim. vail.

24 s And when she had weaned him, I 10 The adversaries of the Lord shall she rook him up with her, with three be broken to pieces: our of heaven (hall bullocks, and one ephah of flour, and a the thunder upon them: the Lord shall bottle of wine, and brought him unto judge the ends of the earth, and he shall the house of the Lord in Shiloh: and give strength unto his king, and exalt the child was youne;.

I a< And they flew a bullock, and -brought the child to Eli.

16 And she said, O my lord, at thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the Lord.

i 27 For this child I prayed; and the to R D hath given me my petition which I asked of him:

1! Therefore also I have lent him to the Lord as long as he liveth, he shall be lent to the Lord. And he worshipped the Lord there.

CHAP. II. 1 Hannahs fins. 12 The fin tf Eli's sons.

it Samuel's ministry, 27 *A prophecy

arainfi Eli's house.

ANil Hannah prayed, and said, My heart rejoyceth iatki Lord, mine

the horn of his anointed

And Elkanah wenr to Ramah to his house; and the child did minister unto the Lord before Eli the priest.

12 q Now the sons of Eli were sons |of Belial, they knew not the Lord.

3 And the priest's custom with the people was, that when any man offered sacrifice, the pti sts servant came, while ithe flesh was in seething, with a fleshhook of three teeth in his hand:

4 And he strut k it into the pan, or kettle, or caldron, or pot; all that the flesh-hook brought up, the priest took for himself: to they did in Shiloh, unto all the Israelites that came thither.

1J Also before they burnt the fat, the priest's servant came, and faidVo the man *ai

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the Lord, being a child, gitded with a linen ephod.

a little coat, and brought it to him from year to year, when she cameup with her husband, to offer the yearly sacrifice.

20 ^ And Eli blessed Elkanab, and his wife, and said, The Lord give thee feed of this woman, for the loan which is lent to the Lord. And they went unto their own home.

21 And the Lord visiied Hannah, fb that she conceived, and bare three sons, and two daughters: and the child Samuel grew before the Lord.

22 ^ Now Eli was very old, and beard all that his sons did unto all lsrael, and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabetnacle of the congregation.

2 3 And he said unto them, Why do ye such things? sot I hear of your evil dealings, by all this people.

14 Nay, my sons: for it is no good report that I hear; ye make the Lords people to transgress.

25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but isa man sin against the Lord, who (hall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkned not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them.

26 ( And the child Samuel grew on, and was in favour both with the Lord, and also with men.)

27 % And there came a man of God nnto Eli, and said unto him, Thus faith the Lord, Did I plainly appear unto the house of thy father, when they were in Egypt in Phataohs house f

28 And did I choose him out of all

31 Behold, the days come that I will cut off thine arm, and the atm of thy

19 Moreover, bis mother made him fathers house, that there shall not be

an old man in thine house

12 And thou stialt see an enemy in my habitation, in all the wealth which God shall give Israel: and there shall not be an old man in thine house for ever.

33 And the man of thine, whom I shall not cut off from mine altar, {kill be to consume thine eyes, and to grieve thine heart : and all the increase of thine house shall die in the flower of their age.

34 And this JbaB be a sign unto thee, that shall come upon tby two sons, on Hophni and Phinehas: in one day they (hall die both of them.

3 > And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that (hall do according to that which i> in mine heart, and in my mind: and I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before mine Anointed for ever.

3* And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left in thine house, shall come and crouch to him for a piece of silver, and a morsel of bread, and shall say, Put me ( I pray thee) inco one of the priests offices, that I may eat a piece of bread.

CHAP. III. lH«v the word of the herd, was Jtrfi re* vealed to Samuel. 11 (aod telieth Samuel the destruRion of Eli's house.

ANd the child Samuel ministred unto the Lord before Eli : and the word of the Lo R D was precious in those days; there wot no open vision.

2 And it came to pass at that time, when Eli was laid down in his place, the tribes of Israel, to be my priest, to land his eyes began to wax dim, that he

offer upon mine altar, to burn incense, to wear an epliod before me? and did I give unco the house of thy father all the offerings made by site of the children sf lftacl i

Icould not see;

3 And ere the lamp of God went out lin the temple of the Lobd, where the brk of God was, and Samuel was laid idown to jleejf:

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4 That the L»rd called Samuel, and he answered, Here am I.

f And he ran nnto Eli, and said, Here for thou calledst me. And he said, I called nor j lie down again. And be went and lay down. ; 6 And the Lord called yet 3;.iin, Samuel. And Samuel arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I, for thou didst rail me. And he answered, I called not, my son; lie down again. I 7 Now Samuel did not yet know the a Lord, neither was the word of the Lord lyec revealed unto him. j 8 And die Lord called Samuel again ; the third time. And he arose, and went | to Eli, and said, Here em I, for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the Lord had called the child.

9 Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it (hall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, Lord, for thy servant hearerh So Samuel went and lay dewn in his place.

10 And the Lord came, and stood and called as at other rimes, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak, tor thy servant heareth.

11 % And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold, I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it, shall tingle.

ti In that dav, I will perform against Eli, nil iking! which I havespoken concerning his house: when I begin, I will also make an end.

13 For I have told him, that I will judge his house f or ever, for the iniquity which he knoweth : because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.

14 And therefore I have sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.

15 f And Samuel lay until the morning, and opened the doors of the house or the Lord: and Samuel feared to shew Eli the vision.

19 f And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his wards fall to the ground.

10 And all Israel from Dan even to Beer-fheba knew that Samuel MH established to be a prophet of the Lord.

ai And the Lord appeared again in Shiloh; for the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh, by the word of the Lord.

CHAP. IV.
I The Israelites are evercomt ty the "Phi-
listines. 10 The}ark. ii taken, and Eli's
Jens jliin. tt Eli beating the news,
Ireakfth hu neck.

ANd the word of Samuel came to a II
Israel. Now Israel went out a-
gainstthe Philistines to battle,and pitch-
ed beside Eben-ezer: and the Philistines
pitched in Aphck.

a And the Philistines put themselves in aray against Israel: and when they joyned battle, Israel was smirten before the Philistines: and they flew of the atmyin the field about four thousand men.

3 ^ And when the people were come into the camp, the ciders of Israel said, Wherefore harh the Lord smitten us to day before the Philistines? let us fetch thearkof the covenant of the Lot.d out of Shiloh unto us, that when it cometh among us, it may save us out of the: hand of our enemies.

4 So the people sent to Shiloh, that they might bring from tl'-ence the ark of the covenant of theXoRB of hosts, which dwelleth tenreen the cherubim*: and the two sons of Eli. Hophni and Phincha-, vere there, with the ark of the covenant of God.

5 And when thearkof the covenant of the Lord came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth rang again.

6 And when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they said. What meantth the noise of this great shout in

j the camp of the Hebrews? and they understood chat the ark of the Lord was

16 Then Eli called Samuel, and said, come into the camp.

Samuel my son. And he answered, Here am I.

17 And he said, What ii the thing that the LORD hath said unto thee? I pray rhee hide it notfrom me: God do so to thee, and more also, if thou bide any thing from me, of all the things that he said unto rhee.

18 And Samuel told him every whit, End hid nothing f rom him. And he said, Itthe Lord: let him do what scemeth hiw good, .

7 And thePhilistinet were afraid, for they said, God is come into the camp. And they said, Wo unto us; for there hath not been such a thing heretofore.

■8 Wo unto us: who (hall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods ? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.

9 Be strong, and quit your selves like men, O ye Philistines, that ye be not servants unto the Hcbrevs, as they have *><*»..

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