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INDEX TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS
Justice of man's actions imperfect, Job ix. 3, 20; x. 7.
not to be exercised with too much rigour, Eccles.
vii. 16. administered when, Zeph. iii. 5. perversion of
it in the heathen world, Matt. xxvii. 26.
Justification, not from legal offerings, or merit in works,
Ps. 1. 9. ascribed to belief in Christ, Isai. liii. 11. one
of the benefits of Christ's death, Rom. viii. 4. what
it is, ibid. a benefit of baptism, 1 Cor. vi. 11.
method of, revealed in the Gospel, established from
the beginning of the world, Rom. iii. 21. proved from
the Law and the Prophets, ibid.
requisites of, not difficult to be attained, Rom. x. 8.
by the works of the law, how St. Paul argues
the Galatians against it, Gal. iv. 21, 31. caution
against perverting his arguments, ibid.
explanation of St. Paul's and St. James's doctrine
concerning it, Jam. ii. 24. pernicious opinion which
some had fallen into, ibid. how guarded against by
the Apostles, ibid. general doctrine of the New Tes-
tament, ibid. what St. Paul meant by it in his argu-
ment concerning faith and works, Rom. iii. 20.
meritorious, not procured by works, Rom. iv. 2.
nor by faith, ibid.
-by faith without works, misconception of the doc-
trine guarded against by St. Paul, Rom. ii. 13. St.
Paul's doctrine of, abused in his own time, Rom. iii.
31. antidote furnished both by himself and St.
James, ibid. two causes assigned for it by St. Paul,
Rom. iv. 16. arguments from Scripture, by which
St. Paul proves it to the Galatians, Gal. iii. 6, 8, 10,
11, 13. what it implies, Gal. iv. 31. how it may
perverted in opposition to the whole Gospel, ibid.
by works, why insisted on by St. James, Jam. ii.
26. in what sense denied by St. Paul, ibid. in what
sense not denied by him and maintained by St. James,
ibid. how the sense of the words may be determined,
ibid. statement of the Gospel doctrine, ibid.
Justified herself, explained, Jer. iii. 11.
in the sense of pardoned and approved by God,'
Luke xviii. 14.
what meant by it, Rom. ii. 13. what God's justi-
fying us imports, Rom. iii. 20. signification of the
original verb, ibid. what Hebrew word it answers to,
ibid. how applied in the New Testament, ibid. mean-
ing of the term in St. Paul's argument, ibid.
in the Spirit,' explanation of Christ's being so,
1 Tim. iii. 16. par. 5.
freely' explained, Rom. iii. 24.
by grace,' caution against misinterpreting it, Tit.
iii. 7. care taken by St. Paul to prevent it from being
abused, ver. 8.
'Justifieth the ungodly,' phrase defended, Rom. iv. 5.
when God does so, ibid.
Justify, 'justified God' explained, Luke vii. 29.
himself, explained, Luke x. 29.
Justly, to do, what it is, Mic. vi. 8.
Keepers at home, what meant by it, Tit. ii. 5. what
English word answers to the original Greek, ibid.
Keeping of Christ's commandments, the only criterion
of our condition, 1 John ii. 3. caution against other
grounds of judgment, ibid.
- of God's commandments, sure criterion of our spi-
ritual condition, 1 John iii. 8. and an infallible rule
of His Spirit dwelling in us, ver. 23.
KEILAH, in the tribe of Judah, 1 Sam. xxiii. 1. David's
saving this city from the Philistines a noble proof of
his generosity, 1 Sam. xxiii. 5.
KENITES, tribe of the Midianites, Numb. xxiv. 21. their
situation compared to that of the eagle, ibid. prophecy
of Balaam concerning them, how fulfilled, ver. 22.
described, Judg. iv. 11.
Kept by the power of God,' in what case men will be
so, 1 Pet. i. 5.
KETURAH, in what relation she stood to Abraham, Gen.
Key, an emblem of trust, Isai. xxii. 22.
Keys, meaning the power of opening and shutting, Rev.
i. 18. 'to bear the keys,' to bear power and autho-
rity, Rev. iii. 7.
Kick, wherefore kick ye at My sacrifices,' signifying
great contempt for God's authority, 1 Sam. ii. 29. the
allusion of the expression, ibid.
— against the pricks, a proverbial expression, Acts
Kid, why not to be boiled in his mother's milk, Exod.
xxiii. 19. remains of the custom in Arabia, Deut. xiv.
21. its flesh esteemed delicious food in Judea, Judg.
Kidneys of wheat, what it signifies, Deut. xxxii. 14. and
why, ibid. expression still used in India, ibid.
Kill, thou shalt surely kill him' explained, Deut.
Killing of a person voluntarily, its punishment in Egypt,
Exod. ii. 15.
in some cases not unlawful, Exod. xx. 13.
unadvisedly, how expressed, Exod. xxi. 13. reason
of the expression, ibid.
a servant unintentionally, why not punished, Exod.
Kind, after his kind' explained, Lev. xi. 22.
Kindly affectioned, what it denotes, Rom. xii. 10.
Kindness to the distressed, on what ground enjoined
upon the Israelites, Deut. x. 17. from what principle
it flows, ibid.
of God, explained, 2 Sam. ix. 3. kindness cove
nanted between us before the Lord' explained, 1 Sam.
King, extensive signification of the word, Jer. xvii. 20.
God's anointed, Ps. lxxxiv. 9.
the supreme Judge, Jer. xxi. 12.
to swear by the life of, customary in the East,
Judith xi. 7.
put for kingdom, Isai. xxiii. 15; Dan. viii. 23.
for a succession of kings, Jer. xxv. 11.
of Israel, what prophesied of by Moses, Deut.
xxviii. 36. in whom fulfilled, ibid.
reflections on the request of the Israelites to have
one, 1 Sam. viii. 5, 7. the treatment they were to
expect from their kings, ver. 11. the king which God
consented to give, why chosen by God Himself, ver.
King of kings, Nebuchadnezzar why so called, Dan. ii. | KIRJATH-JEARIM, its situation, 1 Sam. vii. 2. how long
and Lord of lords, who assumed the title, 1 Tim.
vi. 15. to whom the Apostle says it belongs, ibid.
of nations, phrase explained, Gen. xiv. 1.
the assumption of the title forbidden, without the
permission of the Roman emperour, Acts xvii. 7.
Kings, persons of, how shewn to be sacred and in-
violable, 1 Sam. xxiv. 5. instructed that they ought
to be the shepherds of their people, 2 Sam. v. 2. good
ones called in Scripture the light of the people, 2
Sam. xxi. 17. God's vicegerents, Jer. xxii. 3. sub-
mission to them enforced, Jer. xxix. 7. See Go-
and persons in authority, why prayers to be made
for them, 1 Tim. ii. 2. practice of the Jews at dif-
ferent periods, ibid. and of Christians in the earliest
ages, ibid. character of the princes so prayed for,
ibid. inference with respect to Christian kings, ibid.
See Civil Authority.
description of those in Abram's time, Gen. xiv. 1.
what persons so called in Scripture, Deut. xxxiii. 5.
remark explanatory of the condition of Moses,
ibid. and used for reconciling a passage in Genesis,
in Edom, what Moses meant by speaking of them,
Gen. xxxvi. 31.
of Midian, their rank, Numb. xxxi. 8.
six last of Israel, their fall predicted, Hos.
in prophetick style meaning kingdoms, or forms
of government, Rev. xvii. 10, 11. the seven 'kings,'
or forms of Roman government explained, ibid.
the two books of, their author, general contents,
and Divine authority, Introd. to the 1st and 2nd books
books of, slight discrepancies between them and
the books of Chronicles explained, 1 Kings ix.
mother, a title of dignity in itself, 1 Kings ii. 19.
Kingdom, a nobleman's going to receive one, the para-
ble illustrated and explained, Luke xix. 12.
of God, its sense in the Lord's Prayer, Matt. vi.
of God and His righteousness, what it compre-
hends, Matt. vi. 33.
'of My Father,' what it means, Matt. xxvi. 29.
of heaven, or of God, different senses of the ex-
pression explained, Matt. v. 3. used for the Christian
dispensation, or state of the Gospel, Matt. iii. 2;
xxii. 2; xxv. 1.
of priests, why the Israelites so called, Exod.
Kingdoms, in Scripture signify not only those men-
tioned, but others like them, Isai. xi. 14.
of the world, how shewn to our Lord in His
temptation, Matt. iv. 8.
the ten, into which the Roman empire divided,
Dan. vii. 7.
Kingly form of Government, its establishment in Judea
a distinguished era, 1 Sam. viii. 20. had been pro-
phetically declared by Moses, ibid. its late introduc-
tion greatly confirms the Divine authority of the
Mosaick law, ibid.
Kinsmen, whom St. Paul styles so, Rom. xvi. 7.
KIR, its situation and condition, 2 Kings xvi. 9; Isai.
KIR-HERES, where situated, Jer. xlviii. 31.
KIRIATHAIM, where situated, Jer. xlviii. 1.
KIRIOTH, where situated, Amos ii. 1.
KIRJATH-ARBAH, meaning of the name, Gen. xxiii. 2;
Numb. xiii. 22.
the ark continued there, ibid.
KISHON, rise and course of this river, Judg. iv. 7.
Kiss of charity, why so called, Rom. xvi. 16. when
and where used, ibid. why laid aside very early,
Kissing, a mark of high respect in the East, Gen. xli.
40. of reverence and subjection, 1 Sam. x. 1. an act
of homage and worship, Ps. ii. 12; Hos. xiii. 2.
an usual mode of salutation among the Jews, Matt.
xxvi. 48; Luke vii. 45.
Kneadingtroughs, what vessels intended by the ex-
pression, Exod. xii. 34. why carried by the Israelites,
Kneeling, proper posture of prayer, Ps. xcv. 6. a proof
of our Lord's great earnestness in prayer, Luke xxii.
Knife, put a knife to thy throat,' a bold Eastern phrase,
explained, Prov. xxiii. 2.
Knives, for circumcision, made of flints in the East,
Josh. v. 2. knives of the same description formerly
used in Britain, ibid.
Knots, dissolving of, phrase how used in Persia, Dan.
Know, meaning of God knowing Abraham, Gen. xxii.
by name, a mark of familiarity, Exod. xxxiii. 12.
reason of its being so, ibid.
God's knowing any one, explained, Jer. i. 5. sig-
nifications of the word, Deut. ii. 7; Job xxxix. I
Hos. ii. 8; Ps. ci. 4.
'knew not the Lord' explained, Judg. ii. 10.
I had not known sin,' &c. I had not known
lust,' &c. explained, Rom. vii. 7.
'not to know any thing save Jesus Christ,' ex-
plained, 1 Cor. ii. 2.
'to know Jesus Christ and Him crucified,' nume-
rous particulars contained in it, 1 Cor. ii. 2. mistake
concerning the best method of attaining it, ibid.
them which labour among you,' &c. explained,
1 Thess. v. 12.
Knowing good and evil, explained, Gen. iii. 5.
Knowledge, what it often signifies in Scripture, and
why, Deut. xxxiii. 9.
in our present state, difference between it and that
in a future state, 1 Cor. xiii. 11. illustrated by the
state of childhood, ibid.
what the proper objects of in religious matters,
Deut. xxix. 29. what the contrary, ibid.
of Christ, quality of that which St. Paul desired,
Phil. iii. 10.
Christian, what the end of it, Col. i. 10.
Divine, perfection of, how signified, Jer. xvii. 10.
of God, what it comprehends, and how testified,
Hos. ii. 20; vi. 6.
practical, of our duty, is the truest and most ex-
cellent, Deut. xxix. 29. so represented by Moses,
ibid. and by our Saviour, ibid. may be obtained by
all who seek it, ibid. the end of God's commandment,
Hos. iv. 6.
religious, acquisition of, why especially necessary
to the first converts, 2 Pet. i. 5. why still necessary
to Christians, ibid. a security against erroneous
opinions and improper conduct, ibid.
saving, on what founded, Prov. i. 7.
of sin is by the promulgation of the law which
forbids it, remark on, Rom. vii. 7.
sinning against, a great aggravation of sin, Jam.
man of, why said to increase strength,' Prov.
words of, explained, Prov. xix. 27.
INDEX TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS
Knowledge, know the love of Christ which passeth|
knowledge' explained, Eph. iii. 19.
KOA, its situation, Ezek. xxiii. 23.
KORAH, how related to Moses and Aaron, Numb. xvi. 1.
occasion of his discontent, ibid. probable date of it,
ibid. falsehood of his charge against Moses, ver. 3.
character of his offence, ver. 12. his punishment a
striking instance of the Divine power, ver. 31. re-
marks on the difference between his destruction and
that of Dathan and Abiram, ver. 32. why the censers
of his company taken out of the fire, ver. 37. why
his children not involved in his destruction, ver. 32.
his gainsaying explained, Jude ver. 11.
sons of, probably an eminent order of singers, Ps.
LABAN, his imposition on Jacob unjustifiable, Gen.
xxix. 25, 26. See BETHUEL.
Labour, the lot of all Adam's children, Gen. iii. 19. must
be accompanied with prayer, Ps. cxxvii. 5. precept
of, why joined with the prohibition of stealth, Eph.
Labourers in the vineyard, inference from this parable,
Matt. xx. 3. right instruction to be derived from it,
LACEDEMONIANS, how brethren of the Jews, 1 Mac.
xii. 7, 21.
LACHISH, where situated, Mic. i. 13.
Lacking nothing, riches of him who does so, 1 Thess.
iv. 12. what necessary for the purpose, ibid.
Ladder, interpretation of Jacob's ladder, Gen. xxviii. 12.
LAGIDE, by what designated, Dan. ii. 32.
'Laid up in store, and sealed up,' &c. explained, Deut.
Lamb, Hebrew word signifies a kid also, Exod. xii. 3.
our Saviour represented under this symbol, Rev. v. 6.
his seven horns and seven eyes explained, ibid.
of God, Christ pointed out by this name as the
expiatory sacrifice for the sins of the world, John i.
29. what is implied under the title, ver. 29, 36.
Lambs, their fat in sacrifice consumed on the altar, Ps.
xxxvii. 20. a great delicacy in the East, Amos vi. 4.
remark on their being sent to David and his heir,
Isai. xvi. 1. an usual present in the East, ibid.
LAMECH, difficulty of understanding his speech, Gen.
Lamentation, a mournful ditty, how applied, Ezek.
Lamentations at funerals alluded to, Amos v. 1.
of Jeremiah, five chapters of, contain five elegies,
when composed, the most perfect elegiack com-
position, each elegy contains twenty-two periods
according to number of letters in Hebrew, Introd. to
Lamp, give him a lamp,' figuratively used, 1 Kings
Lamps, burnt in the tabernacle continually, 1 Sam. iii.
3. applied in explanation of a passage, ibid. a familiar
mode of expression with the Jews, what denoting,
John v. 35.
Land, of Judea, God proprietor of it, Lev. xxv. 23. pro-
hibition founded thereon, ibid. prophetical division
of it, what it denotes, Ezek. xlviii. 29.
the Lord's, Judea why so called, Hos. ix. 3.
salt, what it signifies, Jer. xvii. 6.
thirsty, propriety of comparison, Ps. cxliii. 6.
of promise, how styled in general, Deut. viii. 7.
remarks on its fertility, ibid. why enlarged upon by
Moses in Deuteronomy, ibid. not promised to per-
sons but to the people, Numb. xiv. 30. See CANAAN,
Land, put for those who inhabit it, Ezek. xxxviii. 8.
Landmarks, removing of, heinousness of the offence,
Deut. xix. 14. necessity of prohibiting it in all coun-
tries, ibid. great want of them in open countries,
Job xxiv. 2.
Language, how an argument in favour of Moses's his-
tory, Gen. x. 5.
original, uncertain, Gen. xi. 1.
- how confounded at Babel, Gen. xi. 7.
unity of, productive of agreement, Gen. xi. 8.
difference of pronunciation in those who speak
the same, Judg. xii. 6.
allowance to be made for, addressed to Eastern
people, Ezek. xxiii. 2.
to speak that of Canaan, what it signifies, Isai.
what prescribed by St. Paul for the offices of re-
ligion, 1 Cor. xiv. 13. inference with respect to the
Church of Rome, ibid.
LAODICEA, its situation and quality, Col. ii. 1; Rev. iii.
the Epistle from, what probably meant by it,
Col. iv. 16.
LAODICEANS, church of, its present state, Rev. ïïì. 14.
its indifference and unconcern about religion, ver. 15.
its presumed wealth, but real poverty, ver. 17. how
exhorted to buy real wealth, ver. 18.
Lap, shaking the lap, what expressed by it, Neh. v. 13.
LAPIDOTH, conjecture concerning the name, Judg.
Lasciviousness, what meant by turning the grace of God'
into, Jude ver. 4.
Last days, what the words denote, Gen. xlix. 1; Acts
ii. 17; 2 Tim. iii. 1; Heb. i. 2.
time, what meant by it, 1 John ii. 18.
Latter days, explained, Numb. xxiv. 14.
times, explained, 1 Tim. iv. 1.
Lattice in the upper chamber, what meant by it, 2 Kings
Law used for the Pentateuch, Deut. xxxi. 9. instances
of its application to each of the five books, ibid. used
to denote all the Jewish Scriptures, Rom. iii. 19;
Gal. iv. 22; John x. 34; xii. 34. used in opposition
to the Gospel, Rom. iii. 20. remarks on the meaning
of the term, ibid.
book of, probably one continued book, Deut. xxxi.
26. when divided into five books, ibid. how polluted,
1 Mac. iii. 48.
of Moses, peculiar circumstances under which it
was delivered, Deut. iv. 5. why delivered to the Is-
raelites with a terrifick appearance, Exod. xix. 16. its
delivery emblematical of the last judgment, ver. 2a.
reflections thereon, ibid. renewal of, proof of God's
reconciliation, Exod. xxxiv. 1. solemn promulgation
of it at the first settling of the Jews in Canaan, Josh.
viii. 35. impossibility of any change in it, ibid. re-
marks on a correct copy of it found by Hilkiah,
2 Kings xxii. 8. copies of it then extremely scarce,
ibid. the ignorance of it then prevailing how to be
accounted for, ibid. how treated by idolatrous Jews,
Ezek. xiv. 3.
various arguments of its Divine origin, Exod. xx,
17; Lev. xviii. 29; xxv. 4; Deut. xvi. 16; xvii. 16;
xxviii. 2. consistent with the promise to Abraham,
Gal. iii. 21. why called fiery law,' Deut. xxxiii. 2.
why said to come from God's right hand, ibid. un-
rivalled in point of humanity, Exod. xxi. 1. guards
against every species of oppression, ibid. a criterion
of the excellence of the Jewish religion, ibid. how
established by St. Paul's doctrine, Rom. iii. 31.
wherein it differs from the Gospel, ibid. how it be
came a means of multiplying sin, Rom. v. 20. what
it is styled in consequence, ibid. for what purposes
given, Gal. iii. 19. not intended as necessary to sal-
vation, ibid. how long it was to continue, ibid. by
whose administration delivered, Gal. iii. 19. why
called the covenant of death,' 2 Cor. iii. 7. its infe-
riority to the Gospel, Lev. ix. 2. why said to be
'weak through the flesh,' Rom. viii. 3. bears testi-
mony to its own invalidity, Gal. ii. 19. in what respect
weak and unprofitable, Heb. vii. 18. glory and ex-
cellence of, wherein inferiour to that of the Gospel,
2 Cor. iii. 10.
Law of Moses, distributed under three heads, Exod. xxi.
Lawful to utter,' what it signifies, 2 Cor. xii. 4.
Lawgivers of the Greeks, especially aimed at by St. Paul,
Rom. i. 27. See Legislators.
Lawsuits not forbidden by the Gospel, 1 Cor. vi. 8. nor
by the example of St. Paul, ibid. under what circum-
stances forbidden to the early Christians, ibid. appli-
cation of the prohibition to ourselves, ibid.
Lawyer, what the title means, Matt. xxii. 35; Luke xi.
45. in what the office consisted, ibid.
LAZARUS, God's design in permitting his sickness,
John xi. 4. Christ's sorrow for him, John xi. 35.
reflections on the illustrious miracle of raising him,
introd. moral, of universal obligation, ibid. ceremo-Laying down our lives for the brethren,' what gene-
nial, relating to the priests, &c. ibid. civil, relating to
the civil government, ibid. ceremonial and civil laws
intermixed, ibid. of limited operation, ibid.
— moral, its excellence in establishing a proper prin-
ciple of action, Deut. vi. 5. in what its characteristick
excellence consists, ibid. the foundation of every
moral virtue, Lev. xx. 9. wisdom of it, Deut. iv. 6.
several of its provisions adopted by the wiser heathens,
ibid. proof of its excellence, Lev. xix. 32. in shewing
respect to old age, ibid. instance of its tenderness to
the feelings of the poor, Deut. xxiv. 10. not abolished,
Rom. viii. 4.
rally supposed to be intended by it, 1 John iii. 16.
meaning of the passage and its context, ibid.
Lead why used by refiners, Jer. vi. 29.
Leader, how applied to Messiah, Isai. lv. 4.
Leannoth, meaning of the term, Ps. lxxxviii. title.
Learned, should observe caution with regard to prophe-
cies yet future, Dan. xii. 9.
ceremonial, referred to neighbouring idolatries,
Exod. xii. 3. its institutions, on what notions alone
they can be explained, Lev. xvii. 11. proof of its
wisdom, Lev. xx. 25. how shown to be abolished,
Zech. xiv. 21.
municipal, proofs of its excellence in point of
humanity, Exod. xxi. 1. its unexampled mildness
and equity, Lev. xxiv. 19. instance of its good effect
on domestick virtue and happiness, Numb. xxxvi. 6.
instance of its judicious severity with respect to idol-
atry, Deut. xiii. 6. remark on its excellence with
respect to the sabbatical year, Deut. xv. 7. examples
of its humanity and equity with respect to servants,
ver. 12. instance of its wisdom with respect to man-
slayers, Deut. xix. 4. of its equity with respect to
false witness, ver. 19. proof of its considerate bene-
volence in granting indulgence from military service,
Deut. xx. 5. instance of its wisdom with respect to
the finding of dead bodies, Deut. xxi. 1. softened the
horrours of war, ver. 10. its wisdom in the regulation
of paternal power, ver. 18.
of faith, how the Gospel is so called, Rom. iii. 27.
why used to denote the Christian religion, ibid.
of liberty, in what respect the Gospel is So, Jam.
ii. 12. why the Gospel so called, Jam. i. 25. com-
mendation of those who practise its moral precepts,
of nature, the law of God, Gen. i. 14.
Learning, proficiency in, requisite and necessary for a
preacher and teacher of the Gospel, 1 Cor. ii. 2; xii.
8-10. St. Paul's seeming disparagement of it ex-
plained, 1 Cor. ii. 13. mistakes of ignorance and
enthusiasm about it, ibid. when justly to be cen-
- Christ, more than one manner of, intimated, Eph.
Leaven, why prohibited to the Israelites, Lev. ii. 11.
prohibition adopted among the ancient Romans, ibid.
putting away of it not very inconvenient in the East,
Exod. xii. 15.
what compared to it, 1 Cor. v. 6. what alluded to
to in the comparison, ver. 7. figuratively used, Gal.
v. 9. proverbial, ibid.
of the Pharisees, &c. what meant by it, Matt. xvi.
Leaves, green, men compared to, Ecclus. xiv. 18.
of a book, what meant by, Jer. xxxvi. 23.
LEBANON, whence its name, Jer. xviii. 14.
part of it within Solomon's dominions, 1 Kings v. 6.
its cedars, ibid. few now remaining there, ibid.
highest mountain in Israel, Jer. xxii. 6 celebrated
for its fragrance, Hos. xiv. 6. its wine excellent,
why used for masculine dignity, Song of Sol. v.
put for Jerusalem, or the royal family, Jer. xxii.
Judea signified by, Hab. ii. 17.
put probably for the temple, Zech. xi. 1.
glory of, the spiritual sense, Isai. lx. 13.
LEBBEUS, how otherwise called, Matt. x. 3.
of the spirit of life, why the Gospel so called, Rom.Led of the Spirit' explained, Gal. v. 18.
in what sense all the law is fulfilled' by the love
of our neighbour, Gal. v. 14.
against such there is no law,' meaning of St.
Paul explained in detail, Gal. v. 23. subjection of
Christians to the law of Christ, a privilege, ibid.
'we know that the law is good, if a man use it
lawfully,' why the Apostle made this declaration,
1 Tim. i. 8. purport of it, ibid. of what law he speaks
chiefly, ver. 9.
worketh wrath' explained, Rom. iv. 15.
and Gospel, in what the difference between them
consists, Rom. x. 5.
Laws of God, regard to them superiour to all other
considerations, Esth. iv. 16.
of the Jews, given by the lawgiver of the whole
world, Gen. i. 1.
Leeks, probably the lotus, Numb. xi. 5. much used in
Lees, settled on his, expression explained, Jer. xlviii. 11.
Left handed, what the original word means, Judg. iii.
15; xx. 16.
Legion, what number it properly denotes, Mark v. 9.
how used by the Jews, ibid.
Legislators, Greek, modern in comparison of Moses,
Deut. xxxiii. 4. See Lawgivers.
LEHI, why so called, Judg. xv. 9. water produced from
a hollow place there, ver. 19. the fountain still pre-
served by tradition, ibid.
Length taken for height, Ezek. xl. 30.
Lent, I have lent him,' what it means, 1 Sam. i. 28.
Lentiles, a kind of pulse, Gen. xxv. 34. how used in
Barbary, ibid. very poor food, ibid.
Leopard, why said to be watchful, Jer. v. 6. kingdom
INDEX TO THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS
of Macedonians, why compared to, Dan. vii. 6. dis-
tance to which he leaps, Hab. i. 8.
Leper, how distinguished from other persons, Lev. xiii.
45. secluded from general society, ver. 46. such
seclusion beneficial to himself, ibid.
Lepers, cleansing of, typical of the purification for sin,
Lev. xiv. 2. ceremony explained, ver. 4, 7, 10.
moral application of it, ver. 19. regard had therein
to the poor, ver. 21. allusion to the law for their
being sprinkled seven times, 2 Kings v. 10. why
they sat at the gate of the city, 2 Kings vii. 3. sepa-
rated from society as if dead, Ps. lxxxviii. 5; Luke
xvii. 12. reflections on the conduct of the nine un-
grateful lepers, Luke xvii. 18.
Leprosy, origin of, doubtful, Lev. xiii. 2. why per-
sons infected by it unclean, ibid. a very calamitous
disease, attended with the loss of hair, ver. 29.
in garments, difficulty of explaining, Lev. xiii. 47.
different opinions concerning, ibid.
in houses, supernatural, Lev. xiv. 34.
ralleled, ibid. the plague of London most near to it,
ibid. how exterminated, ibid. conjecture concerning
law of, general remarks on, Lev. xiv. 57. its
moral use, ibid. and wisdom, ibid.
Letted, impeded, Wisd. vii. 22.
Letter, what implied by Sanballat sending an open
letter' to Nehemiah, Neh. vi. 5. illustrated by
modern customs in the East, ibid.
of the law, when it gives place, Lev. x. 20.
and spirit, in what sense opposed to each other,
2 Cor. iii. 6.
Letters, question concerning those of which St. Paul
speaks, 1 Cor. xvi. 3.
LEVI, put for Aaron and his successors, Mal. ii. 5. See
tribe of, Jacob's curse upon it taken off, Gen. xlix.
7. and why, ibid. why consecrated to the service
of God, Numb. iii. 6. its blessing by Moses ex-
plained, Deut. xxxiii. 8. not reckoned as one of the
twelve in the division of the land, Josh. xiv. 4. what
compensation made to them, Josh. xxi. 1. what their
office was, ibid.
Leviathan, the crocodile, described, Job xli. 1. for a
whale, Ps. civ. 26. what animal, a type of persecu-
tors, Isai. xxvii. 1. put for Pharaoh, Ps. lxxiv. 14.
LEVITE, God's just retribution on his concubine for her
sins, Judg. xix. 25. the design of his dividing her
bones, ver. 29. illustration of this action, ibid.
LEVITES, their genealogy given by Moses, Exod. vi. 14.
for what reason, ibid. fields of their suburbs, why
they might not be alienated, Lev. xxv. 34. why not
numbered with the other tribes, Numb. i. 48. their
office, ver. 50. particulars of their office enumerated,
Numb. iii. 6. not to intrude on the priest's office,
ver. 10. taken instead of the firstborn, ver. 12. their
officers under the command of the high priest's son,
ver. 32; iv. 16. their number less than that of the
other tribes, Numb. iii. 39. a difficulty about their
number, ibid. why on entering on their service said
to enter into the host, Numb. iv. 3. solemnity of
offering them to God, Numb. viii. 10. why so offered,
ibid. provision of habitations and grounds made for
them, Numb. xxxv. 1. what space appropriated to
them, ver. 3. why cities allotted to them in different
parts of the land, ver. 7. which of them properly
sacerdotal, ibid. judges and interpreters of the law,
Deut. xxxiii. 10. had a considerable share of this
power in the times of the New Testament, ibid. their
dues probably not well paid to them in times of con-
fusion, Judg. xvii. 8. period of their service, 1 Sam.
i. 11. extended by David, 2 Chron. xxxi. 17. the
three principal classes of them appointed by David
for the service of the tabernacle, 1 Chron. vi. 31. in
what sense God helped them in bearing the ark,
1 Chron. xv. 26. twice numbered and registered in
the time of David, 1 Chron. xxiii. 24. had the cus-
tody of the standards of the weights and measures,
ver. 29. similar custom in Pagan temples and in
Christian churches, ibid. had their places by lot,
not by seniority of houses, 1 Chron. xxiv. 31. those
of the greatest authority were to reside in the country,
as a sort of magistrates, 1 Chron. xxvi. 29. others
appointed for the business of the Lord,' and 'the
service of the king,' ver. 30. why a large proportion
appointed for eastern Canaan, ver. 32. their prayer
at the solemn fast one of the finest in all the Scrip-
tures, Neh. ix. 6. the principal topicks on which
they dwell in it, ibid. its useful application to our-
selves, ibid. the proper apportionment of the tithes
between them and the priests, Neh. x. 38.
ration of those that returned with Zerubbabel, Neh.
xii. 1. their due portion of the tithes, not given to
them, Neh. xiii. 10. the psalm they sung on opening
temple gates, Ps. cxxxv. introd. included in word
Priests, Ezek. xl. 45. might hold lands in Judea,
Acts iv. 37.
Levitical service, what the spiritual use and signification
of it, Heb. ix. 8.
LEVITICUS, book of, meaning and reason of the name,
Introd. to Lev. how its authenticity proved, ibid.
three sorts of religious service prescribed in it, ibid.
also civil and judicial laws, ibid. when the transac-
tions related in it took place, Numb. i. 1.
Liar, why soon detected, Prov. xii. 19. what meant by,
Prov. xix. 22.
Liars, what meant by thine enemies shall be found
liars unto thee,' Deut. xxxiii. 29. and by all men
are liars,' Ps. cxvi. 10.
Libation, wine tasted at, Dan. v. 2.
Libertines, who they were, Acts vi. 9.
Liberty, freedom from sin, Ps. cxix. 45.
not to be used for an occasion to the flesh, what
St. Paul insinuated by the prohibition, Gal. v. 13.
of the Gospel, no exemption from the offices of
love, Gal. v. 13.
LIBNAH, the probable cause of its revolt against Joram,
2 Kings viii. 22.
LIBYA, by whom Jews were planted there, Acts ii. 10.
Lice, plague of, remarks on, Exod. viii. 16. referred by
the magicians to the power of God, ibid. why they
could not imitate it, ver. 18.
Licentiousness, vices of that kind particularly infectious,
Deut. vii. 2. example of their being severely punished,
distinguished from liberty, 2 Pet. ii. 19. its con-
nexion with infidelity and scoffing at religion, 2 Pet.
Lie used for idol, Rom. i. 25. for false doctrine, 1 John
- what used to signify, Rom. iii. 7. the original
word used no where else in the New Testament, ibid.
Lies, for false predictions, Isai. xvi. 6. idols so called,
Ezek. xxiv. 12. perfidy in being idolatrous, Hos. vii.
Life of man, shortened after the flood, Gen. xi. 10.
practically applied, ver. 32.
man's term of, not fixed by God's absolute decree,
Job vii. 1.
valuable as opportunity for repentance, Eccles. ix.
4. advantages of, to be wisely used, ver. 7. under
what metaphors described, 2 Tim. iv. 7. from what
they are taken, ibid.
a virtuous one, a source of pleasure, Ps. lxvi. 18.