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the east wind brought the locusts. toward heaven, that there may be And the locusts went up over all darkness over the land of Egypt, the land of Egypt, and rested in even darkness which may be felt. all the coasts of Egypt: very And Moses stretched forth his hand grievous were they ; before them toward heaven; and there was a there were no such locusts as thick darkness in all the land of they, neither after them shall be Egypt three days: they saw not such. For they covered the face one another, neither rose any of the whole earth, so that the from his place for three days: but land was darkened; and they did all the children of Israel had light eat every herb of the land, and in their dwellings. And Pharaoh all the fruit of the trees which the called unto Moses, and said, Go hail had left: and there remained ye, serve the LORD; only let your not any green thing in the trees, fiocks and your herds be stayed: or in the herbs of the field, through let your little ones also go with all the land of Egypt. Then Pha- you. And Moses said, Thou must raoh called for Moses and Aaron give us also sacrifices and burnt in haste; and he said, I have sin- offerings, that we may sacrifice ned against the LORD your God, unto the Lord our God. Our catand against you. Now therefore tle also shall go with us; there forgive, I pray thee, my sin only shall not an hoof be left behind; this once, and intreat the LORD for thereof must we take to serve your God, that he may take away the LORD our God; and we know from me this death only. And he not with what we must serve the went out from Pharaoh, and in- LORD, until we come thither. treated the LORD. And the LORD But the LORD hardened Phaturned a mighty strong west wind, raoh's heart, and he would not which took away the locusts, and let them go. And Pharaoh said cast them into the Red sea; there unto him, Get thee from me, remained not one locust in all the take heed to thyself, see my face coasts of Egypt. But the LORD no more ; for in that day thou hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that seest my face thou shalt die. he would not let the children of And Moses said, Thou hast spoIsrael go. And the LORD said un- ken well, I will see thy face again to Moses, Stretch out thine hand no more.
Second Lesson, Hebrews V. to ver. 11.
MORNING. Exodus XII. AN
ND the LORD spake unto Mo- a male of the first year: ye shall
ses and Aaron in the land of take it out from the sheep, or Egypt, saying, This month shall from the goats: and ye shall keep be unto you the beginning of it up until the fourteenth day of months: it shall be the first month the same month: and the whole of the year to you. Speak ye un- assembly of the congregation of to all the congregation of Israel, Israel shall kill it in the evening. saying, In the tenth day of this And they shall take of the blood, month they shall take to them and strike it on the two side posts every man a lamb, according to and on the upper door post of the the house of their fathers, a lamb houses, wherein they shall eat it. for an house: and if the household And they shall eat the flesh in be too little for the lamb, let him that night, roast with fire, and and his neighbour next unto his unleavened bread; and with bithouse take it according to the ter herbs they shall eat it. Eat number of the souls; every man not of it raw, nor sodden at all according to his eating shall make with water, but roast with fire ; your count for the lamb. Your his head with his legs, and with lamb shall be without blemish, the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain un- habitations shall ye eat unleaventil the morning; and that which ed bread. Then Moses called for remaineth of it until the morning all the elders of Israel, and said ye shall burn with fire. And thus unto them, Draw out and take shall ye eat it; with your loins you a lamb according to your fagirded, your shoes on your feet, milies, and kill the passover. And and your staff in your hand; and ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, ye shall eat it in haste: it is the and dip it in the blood that is in LORD's passover. For I will pass the bason, and strike the lintel through the land of Egypt this and the two side posts with the night, and will smite all the first- blood that is in the bason; and born in the land of Egypt, both none of you shall go out at the man and beast; and against all door of his house until the mornthe gods of Egypt I will execute ing. For the LORD will pass judgment: I am the LORD. And through to smite the Egyptians; the blood shall be to you for a and when he seeth the blood upon token upon the houses where ye the lintel, and on the two side are: and when I see the blood, posts, the LORD will pass over the I will pass over you, and the door, and will not suffer the deplague shall not be upon you to stroyer to come in unto your destroy you, when I smite the houses to smite you. And ye shall land of Egypt. And this day shall observe this thing for an ordibe unto you for a memorial; and nance to thee and to thy sons for ye shall keep it a feast to the ever. And it shall come to pass, LORD throughout your genera- when ye be come to the land tions; ye shall keep it a feast by which the LORD will give you, an ordinance for ever. Seven days according as he hath promised, shall ye eat unleavened bread
: that ye shall keep this service. even the first day ye shall put And it shall come to pass, when away leaven out of your houses : your children shall say unto you, for whosoever eateth leavened What mean ye by this service ? bread from the first day until the that ye shall say, It is the sacriseventh day, that soul shall be fice of the Lord's passover, who cut off from Israel. And in the passed over the houses of the chilfirst day there shall be an holy dren of Israel in Egypt, when he convocation, and in the seventh smote the Egyptians, and deliday there shall be an holy con- vered our houses. And the people vocation to you ; no manner of bowed the head and worshipped. work shall be done in them, save And the children of Israel went that which every man must eat, away, and did as the LORD had that only may be done of you. commanded Moses and Aaron, And ye shall observe the feast of so did they. And it came to pass, unleavened bread; for in this self- that at midnight the LORD smote same day have I brought your all the first born in the land of armies out of the land of Egypt: Egypt, from the firstborn of Phatherefore shall ye observe this raoh that sat on his throne unto day in your generations by an the firstborn of the captive that ordinance for ever. In the first was in the dungeon; and all the month, on the fourteenth day of firstborn of cattle. And Pharaoh the month at even, ye shall eat rose up in the night, he, and all unleavened bread, until the one his servants, and all the Egypand twentieth day of the month tians; and there was a great cry at even. Seven days shall there be in Egypt; for there was not a no leaven found in your houses : house where there was not one for whosoever eateth that which dead. And he called for Moses is leavened, even that soul shall and Aaron by night, and said, be cut off from the congregation Rise up, and get you forth from of Israel, whether he be a stran- among my people, both ye and ger, or born in the land. Ye shall the children of Israel; and go, eat nothing leavened; in all your serve the LORD, as ye have said. Also take your flocks and your pass, that all the hosts of the herds, as ye have said, and be Lord went out from the land of gone; and bless me also. And the Egypt. It is a night to be much Egyptians were urgent upon the observed unto the Lord for bring. people, that they miglit send ing them out from the land of them out of the land in baste; for Egypt: this is that night of the they said, We be all dead men. LORD to be observed of all the And the people took their dough children of Israel in their generabefore it was leavened, their tions. And the LORD said unto kneadingtroughs being bound up Moses and Aaron, This is the orin their clothes upon their shoul- dinance of the passover: There ders. And the children of Israel shall no stranger eat thereof: but did according to the word of Mo
every man's servant that is bought ses; and they borrowed of the for money, when thou hast cirEgyptians jewels of silver, and cumcised him, then shall he eat jewels of gold, and raiment: and thereof. A foreigner and an hired the LORD gave the people favour servant shall not eat thereof. In in the sight of the Egyptians, so one house shall it be eaten; thou that they lent unto them such shalt not carry forth ought of the things as they required. And they flesh abroad out of the house ; spoiled the Egyptians. And thie neither shall ye break a bone children of Israel journeyed from thereof. All the congregation of Rameses to Succoth, about six Israel shall keep it. And when a hundred thousand on foot that stranger shall sojourn with thee, were men, beside children. And and will keep the passover to the a mixed multitude went up also LORD, let all his males be cir. with them; and flocks, and hierds, cumcised, and then let him come even very much cattle. And they near and keep it; and he shall baked unleavened cakes of the be as one that is born in the dough which they brought forth land: for no uncircumcised perout of Egypt, for it was not lea- son shall eat thereof. One law vened; because they were thrust shall be to him that is homeout of Egypt, and could not tar- born, and unto the stranger that ry, neither had they prepared for sojourneth among you. Thus did themselves any victual. Now the all the children of Israel; as the sojourning of the children of Is- LORD commanded Moses and Aarael, who dwelt in Egypt, was ron, so did they. And it came to four hundred and thirty years. pass the selfsame day, that the And it came to pass at the end of LORD did bring the children of the four hundred and thirty years, Israel out of the land of Egypt even the selssame day it came to by their armies.
Second Lesson, Romans VI.
EVENING. Exodus XIV.
his host; that the Egyptians may ses, saying, Speak unto the know that I am the LORD. And children of Israel, that they turn they did so. And it was told the and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, king of Egypt that the people between Migdol and the sea, over fled: and the heart of Pharaoh against Baal-zephon: before it and of his servants was turned shall ye encamp by the sea. For against the people, and they said, Pharaoh will say of the children Why have we done this, that we of Israel, They are entangled in havě let Israel go from serving the land, the wilderness hath shut us? And he made ready his chathem in. And I will harden Pha- riot, and took his people with raoh's heart, that he shall follow him: and he took six hundred after them; and I will be honour- chosen chariots, and all the chaed upon Pharaoh, and upon all riots of Egypt, and captains over !
every one of them. And the LORD removed and went behind them ; hardened the heart of Pharaoh and the pillar of the cloud went king of Egypt, and he pursued from before their face, and stood after the children of Israel: and behind them: and it came bethe children of Israel went out tween the camp of the Egyptians with an high hand. But the E- and the camp of Israel; and it gyptians pursued after them, all was a cloud and darkness to them, the horses and chariots of Pha- but it gave light by night to these: raoh, and his horsemen, and his so that the one came not near the army, and overtook them en- other all the night. And Moses camping by the sea, beside Pi- stretched out his hand over the hahiroth, before Baal - zephon. sea; and the LORD caused the And when Pharaoh drew nigh, sea to go back by a strong east the children of Israel lifted up wind all that night, and made the their eyes, and, behold, the Egyp- sea dry land, and the waters were tians marched after them; and divided. And the children of Isthey were sore afraid : and the rael went into the midst of the children of Israel cried out unto
sea upon the dry ground : and the LORD. And they said unto the waters ucre a wall unto them Moses, Because there were no on their right hand, and on their graves in Egypt, hast thou taken left. And the Egyptians pursued, us away to die in the wilderness? and went in after them to the wherefore hast thou dealt thus midst of the sea, eren all Phawith us, to carry us forth out of raoh's horses, his chariots, and Egypt? is not this the word that his horsemen. And it came to we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, pass, that in the morning watch Let us alone, that we may serve the LORD looked unto the host the Egyptians? For it had been of the Egyptians through the pilbetter for us to serve the Egyp- lar of fire and of the cloud, and tians, than that we should die in troubled the host of the Egypthe wilderness. And Moses said tians, and took off their chariot unto the people, Fear ye not, wheels, that they drave them stand still, and see the salvation heavily: so that the Egyptians of the LORD, which he will shew said, Let us flee from tlie face of to you to day: for the Egyp- Israel; for the LORD fighteth for tians whom ye have seen to day, them against the Egyptians. And ye shall see them again no more the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch for ever. The LORD shall fight for out thine hand over the sea, that you, and ye shall hold your peace. the waters may come again upon And the LORD said unto Moses, the Egyptians, upon their chaWherefore criest thou unto me? riots, and upon their horsemen. speak unto the children of Israel, And Moses stretched forth his that they go forward: but lift hand over the sea, and the sea thou up thy rod, and stretch out returned to his strength when the thine hand over the sea, and di- morning appeared ; and the Evide it: and the children of Israel gyptians fled against it; and the shall go on dry ground through LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. And I, be- the midst of the sea. And the wahold, I will harden the hearts of ters returned, and covered the the Egyptians, and they shall fol- chariots, and the horsemen, and low them: and I will get me ho- all the host of Pharaoh that came nour upon Pharaoh, and upon all into the sea after them; there his host, upon his chariots, and remained not so much as one of upon his horsemen. And the E- them. But the children of Israel gyptians shall know that I am walked upon dry land in the the LORD, when I have gotten midst of the sea, and the waters me honour upon Pharaoh, upon were a wall unto them on their his chariots, and upon his horse- right hand, and on their left. men. And the angel of God,
which Thus the LORD saved Israel that went before the camp of Israel, day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyp- Egyptians: and the people feared tians dead upon the sea shore. the LORD, and believed the LORD, And Israel saw that great work and his servant Moses. which the LORD did upon the
Second Lesson, Acts II. ver. 22.
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.
MORNINGNumbers XVI. Now
OW Korah, the son of Izhar, which cause both thou and all
the son of Kohath, the son thy company are gathered togeof Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, ther against the LORD: and what the sons of Eliab, and On, the is Aaron, that ye murmur against son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, him? And Moses sent to call Datook men: and they rose up be- than and Abiram, the sons of fore Moses, with certain of the Eliab: which said, We will not children of Israel, two hundred come up: is it a small thing that and fifty princes of the assembly, thou hast brought us up out of a famous in the congregation, men land that floweth with milk and of renown: and they gathered honey, to kill us in the wilderness, themselves together against Mo- except thou make thyself altogeses and against Aaron, and said ther a prince over us? Moreover unto them, Ye take too much up- thou hast not brought us into a on you, seeing all the congrega- land that floweth with milk and tion are holy, every one of them, honey, or given us inheritance of and the LORD is among them: fields and vineyards : wilt thou wherefore then lift ye up your- put out the eyes of these men ? selves above the congregation of we will not come up. And Moses the LORD? And when Moses was very wroth, and said unto heard it, he fell upon his face: the LORD, Respect not thou their and he spake unto Korah and offering: Í have not taken one ass unto all his company, saying, from them, neither have I hurt Even to morrow the LORD will one of them. And Moses said unshew who are his, and who is to Korah, Be thou and all thy holy; and will cause him to come company before the Lord, thou, near unto him: even him whom and they, and Aaron, to morrow: he hath chosen will he cause to and take every man his censer, come near unto him. This do; and put incense in them, and Take you censers, Korah, and ali bring ye before the LORD every his company; and put fire there- man his censer, two hundred and in, and incense in them be- fifty censers; also, and Aashall be that the man whom the they took every man his censer, Lord doth choose, he shall be and put fire in them, and laiá holy: ye take too much upon you, incense thereon, and stood in the ye sons of Levi. And Moses said door of the tabernacle of the conunto Korah, Hear, I pray you, gregation with Moses and Aaron. ye sons of Levi: seemeth it but a And Korah gathered all the consmall thing unto you, that the gregation against them unto the God of Israel hath separated you door of the tabernacle of the confrom the congregation of Israel, gregation : and the glory of the to bring you near to himself to LORD appeared unto all the condo the service of the tabernacle gregation. And the LORD spake of the LORD, and to stand before unto Moses and unto Aaron, saythe congregation to minister unto ing, Separate yourselves from athem ? and he hath brought thee mong this congregation, that I near to him, and all thy brethren may consume them in a moment. the sons of Levi with thee: and And they fell upon their faces, seek ye the priesthood also ? for and said, O God, the God of the
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, each of you his censer. And