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of thine heart." Prov. iii. 1, 3.

"Hearken unto me, ye

that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law." Isa. li. 7.

4thly,—Whether, taking into view the whole of the prophecy, from v. 27 to v. 40, it does not appear, as employed by the Prophet, to have direct reference to the Jews as a nation?

And lastly,—Whether, the Apostle, in the Epistle to the Hebrews, chapters viii. and x. does not argue upon it, as having special relation to those, whom he also denominates "the house of Israel and the house of Judah," as being brought into covenant with the Most High; and to whom therefore he regards the promise, "I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people" as applicable: which evidently could not be applicable to all mankind?

"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will sow the house of Israel, and the house of Judah, with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast, and it shall come to pass, that like as I have watched over them to pluck up, and to break down, and to throw down, and to destroy, and to afflict; so will I watch over them to build, and to plant, saith the Lord.— Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will, make a new

covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah; not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers, in the day that I took them by the hand, to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: but this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel. After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their