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the Jews who were in the midst thereof were sore afraid, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God*, who would not destroy themt.

1033. On that night, the king, the Lord of hosts, did not slumber; and it was found writtent, “ And yet for all that, when they be in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them awayş.” And again, it is said, “ Surely they are my people, children that will not lie, and I will be a saviour unto them||;" and he remembered for them his covenant, and repented according to the multitude of his mercies. And the Lord descended in a cloud**, and fought against those nations as when he fights in the day of battlett. And they did not understand one another's speech, because the Lord had confounded their thoughts, and they left off to war against the cityff. And the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night.' And he rebuked the sea|||I, whose waves roared; and they were shaken, because he was wroth; and there went up a smoke out of his nostrils 1 toward the morning, and the men

* Exod. ii. 23.

+ Deut. x. 10. I Comp. Esth. vi. 1, 2. § Lev. xxvii. 44. ll Is. Ixiii. 8.

TĨ Ps. cvi. 45. ** Exod. xxxiv. 5.

tt Zech. xiv. 3. 11 Gen. ix. 7-9.

$$ Exod. xiv. 21. Ti|| Ps, evị. 9.

1 2 Sam. xxii. 8, 9; Ps. xviii. 7, 8.

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of the emperor's ships reeled to and fro like a drunken man, and were at their wits' end. And fifteen of the galleys were broken and two of the great ships, and of the middle-sized ships without number. Also on them which were left, the hand of the Lord was mighty; and their masts were broken, and there fled from them about one thousand men unto the ships which were nigh unto them. And those who fled on shore they slew with the edge of the sword, for they were far off from the men of the host, and they helped them not*. And upon the men of valor also who were on shore was the rebuke, and the knees smote together, and there was much pain in all loinst, because of the wind and the rain which the Lord caused to rain. And they could not stand upon their feet}, because of the cold, and of hunger, and want of all things at that time, and there was a great cry|| upon [1] the sea and upon the land on that day, whose like had not been since Algier became a nation. And the soldiers drew back, to save the men of the ships from the hand of those cruel Arabs; and many of them died.

1034. And there was a great earthquake in Genoa and its environs, and in the borders of Milan in

* 2 Chr. xxviii. 21.
# Ez. i. 1.
|| Exod. xii. 30.

+ Nahum ii. 10.
§ Deut. xxviii. 48.

Exod. ix. 24.

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that night in the beginning of the first watch*. There was nothing like unto that storm in the land of my sojourning, from the time I became a man until this day. And the walls shook and opened their mouth without measuret, and the steep places fell, and the hearts of the people melted away, and became like water; and they said it is the finger of Godi.

1035. And there was another great ship broken at Algier, which came from Sicily, bearing battering rams, and she went down wonderfullys; on the twenty-seventh of the same month she sank as lead|l, and the sailors went out on shore, and saved their lives. And also a ship of Spain sank to the bottom as a stone at that time, for the sea wrought and was tempestuous against them**. And upon her were many nobles and honorable men, and horses, and jewels of silver and jewels of gold, and raimentft; not even one of them was saved. Then the Arabians burned the ship which the waves had cast out upon the shore. And they took the spoil of their enemies as their soul desired ; there was none who could deliver out of their hand I in the day of the Lord's angerys. For * Comp. Jud. vii. 19.

+ Is. v. 14. # Exod. viii. 19.

§ Lam. i. 9. || Exod. xv. 10.

Exod. xv. 5. ** Jonah i. 13.

++ Exod. ïï, 22. Is. xliii. 13; Deut. xxxii. 39. $$ Lam. ii. 22.

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they fought from heaven against the men of the emperor both by sea and by land, and they had no power to stand on that day*. And the men of the emperor who were on shore, ate the horses which were with them for want of every thing in the countries of their enemies at that time, for the men of the ships which were left could not give provision ; for the sea wrought and was tempestuous, and they were like to be brokent. And the ships went unto Capo Matafusf to be saved from the raging of the sea and its roaring, and tarried there some days.

1036. And the Ishmaelites fought daily against the men of the emperor who were on shore, and gave them no rests.

them no rests. And when the emperor saw that they fought from heaven|l, and that the remainder of his men had no strength to stand upon their feet, for the famine was sore, he was greatly distressedf; and said in his heart, “ How long shall this city be a snare unto us I will go unto my own country for such a time as thistt, and will return again.” And he com* Lev. xxvi. 37.

+ Jonah i. 4. I DIDNONO Exp, this undoubtedly is the Cape, a few miles east of Algier, which on modern maps is called Cape Temedfus or Matifeo.

Lam. ii. 18. || i.e. The emperor observed, that heavenly powers were adverse to his expedition. Judges v. 1 Gen. xxxii. 7.

** Exod. x. 7.

++ Esth. iv. 14.

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manded, and the soldiers went unto the place where the ships were, to see if God would think upon

thein*. And the sea became calm and ceased from raging, and they took provision from them, for the famine was sore, and the Lord rained

them a shower of cursest, and He led them heavilyš, and they became weary of their livesg for anguish of spirit and for hard labour|l. And on the sea also there was a tempest mightier than the first, so that the ships were like to be broken that time also s.

1037. And on the thirtieth day of the month of October three hundred and two, the whole residue of those ships which had escaped**, came to that place. And the emperor commanded to slay the horses which were left upon the ships, according as he had commanded before, lest the people should thirst for waterft; and they did so. On that day a large ship of Naples was also drowned; she sank as lead 11, but no man thereof was missed.

1038. And on the first day of the month of November the soldiers went down to the sea in ships ș to return unto the land of Spain. Then arrived Don Bernardin Mendoz|||| from Spain, with eleven galleys and eight ships bearing provision ;

* Jonah i. 6. + Comp. Ezek. xxxiv. 26. Exod. xiv. 25. § Gen. xxvii. 46. | Exod. vi. 9.

Jonah i. 4. ft Exod. xvii. 3. 11 Exod. xv. 10. $$ Ps. cvii. 23.

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** Exod. x.

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