*. It is no unusual thing in holy writ, for heaven to resent and pun|ish even those actions that it has permitted. Witness Deut. i. 20—35. compared with Numb. xiii. 2.—Hos. xiii. 11. compared with 1. Sam. viii. 7. chap. xv. 23. chap. xvi. 1. Psal. lxxxi. 11, 12, &c. &c.

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