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Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced

All the people shall keep the watch of the Lord.

At the time of this mandate, a significant change in the Judahite monarchy is in the works (see vv. 1–3). To support this momentous event, everyone outside the Temple is charged with guarding its doors from unlawful entry. 

Thus has the Lord said to me: 
“Go, set a watchman, 
Let him declare what he sees.” 
          .   .   .   .   .   .   .
“Watchman, what of the night? 
Watchman, what of the night?” The watchman said, 
“The morning comes, and also the night.”
          .   .   .   .   .   .   .
Your watchmen shall lift up their voices, 
With their voices they shall sing together;
          .   .   .   .   .   .   .
For the Lord has comforted His people, 
He has redeemed Jerusalem. 
The Lord has made bare His holy arm In the eyes of all the nations; 
And all the ends of the earth shall see 
The salvation of our God.

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Resources cited in this issue

RR: New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.  

Cit. 4: Barker, Kenneth L., John H. Stek, Walter W. Wessel, and Ronald F. Youngblood. NIV Study Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2002.

Cit. 5: NLT Study Bible. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 2017.

Cit. 8: Hendrickson Publishers. Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible: Complete and Unabridged in One Volume. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1991; Barclay, William. The Daily Study Bible: The Acts of the Apostles. Edinburgh: Saint Andrew, 1955. Revised and updated by Saint Andrew, 2001. Reprinted as The New Daily Study Bible: The Acts of the Apostles. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2001–04.

Cit. 13: Buttrick, George Arthur, Nolan B. Harmon, et al., eds. The Interpreter’s Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes. Vol. 11, Philippians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Pastoral Epistles, Philemon, Hebrews. Nashville: Abingdon, 1951–57.

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