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children: speaking of them when member and turn unto the Lord, &c. thou sittest in thine house, and when - Ps. xxii. 27. thou walkest by the way; when thou My heart was hot within me ; liest down, and when thou risest up. while I was musing, the fire burned : -Deut. xi. 18, 19.

then spake I with my tongue.-Ps. • O that they were wise, that they xxxix. 3. Luke iii. 15. understood this, that they would con- Hearken, O daughter, and consider, sider their latter end.-Deut. xxxii. 29. and incline thine ear: forget also Lam. i. 9. Jer. xxiii. 20. xxx. 24. thine own people, and thy father's · This book of the law shall not de- house.—Ps. xlv. 10. part out of thy mouth, but thou shalt Now consider this, ye that forget meditate therein day and night.— God, lest I tear you in pieces, and Josh. i. 8.

there be none to deliver. —Ps. I. 22. Fear the Lord, and serve him in Deut. xxxii. 18. truth with all your heart: for con- My soul shall be satisfied as with sider how great things he hath done marrow and fatness; and my mouth for you.-1 Sam. xii. 24. i Chron. shall praise thee with joyful lips, xvi. 12.

when I remember thee upon my bed, David hastily resolved to cut off and meditate on thee in the night.Nabal's house: but when by Abigail's Ps. Ixiii. 5, 6. xlii. 6. words he considered the matter, he Allmen shall fear, and shall declare was staid, and blessed the counsel, the work of God: 'for they shall &c.—1 Sam. xxv. 14. 39. 44. wisely consider of his doing.–Ps. · If they shall bethink themselves lxiv. 9. in the land whither they are carried I have considered the days of old, captives, and repent, &c.—1 Kings &c. I call to remembrance my song vii. 47.

in the night: I commune, &c. I • Then I consulted with myself, and will remember the years of the right I rebuked the nobles.- Neh. v. 7. hand of the Most High: I will re

Therefore am I troubled at his pre- member the works of the Lord : sence; when I consider, I am afraid surely I will remember thy wonders of him.-Job xxij. 15. Ps. Ixxvii. 3. of old: I will meditate also on all thy

He striketh them as wicked men works, and talk of thy doings.-Ps. in the open sight of others : because lxxvii. 5, 6. 10–12. they turned back from him, and would When he slew them, &c. they renot consider any of his ways.—Job membered that God was their rock. xxxiv. 26, 27. Ps. xxviii. 5.

-Ps. Ixxviii. 34, 35. 41–43. O Job, stand still and consider the I will sing praise unto my God, wondrous works of God.— Job &c. my meditation of him shall be xxxvii. 14. Ps. cv. 5.

sweet.—Ps. civ. 33, 34. . Blessed is the man, &c. whose de- They forgat God their Saviour, light is in the law of the Lord, and in who had done great things in Egypt, his law doth he meditate day and &c.—Ps. cvi. 7. 20—22. night.—Ps. i. 1,2

Who is wise, and will observe these - Sin not, commune with your own things, even they shall understand the keart upon your bed, and be still. - loving-kindness of the Lord.-Ps. Ps. iv. 4. lxxvii. 6. Eccles. i. 16. cvii. 43.

When I consider thy heavens, the The works of the Lord are great, work of thy fingers, the moon and sought out of all them that have the stars which thou hast ordained: pleasure therein: his work is honourwhat is man that thou art mindful of able, &c. he hath made his wonderful him, &c.—Ps. viii. 3, 4.

works to be remembered.---Ps.' All the ends of the world shall re- cxi. 2-4.

Wherewithal shall a young man When thou sittest to eat with a cleanse his way? by taking heed ruler, consider diligently what is bethereto according to thy word ? &c. fore thee, and put a knife to thy I will meditate in thy precepts, &c, throat, &c.—Prov. xxiii, 1, 2. Princes also did sit and speak against Keep thy foot when thou goest to me, but thy servant did meditate in the house of God; and be more thy statutes, &c. I thought on my ready to hear, than to give the sacriways, and turned my feet unto thy fice of fools; for they consider not testimonies, &c. I remembered thy that they do evil: be not rash with judgments of old, O Lord, and have thy mouth, and let not thine heart be comforted myself, &c. I have remem- hasty to utter any thing before God; bered thy name, O Lord, in the night, for God is in heaven.---Eccles. v. &c. I will consider thy testimonies, 1, 2. &c. Thy commandment is exceeding Consider the work of God: for broad, &c. Thy law is my meditation who can make that straight which he all the day : thou through thy com- hath made crooked ? &c. in the day mandments hast made me wiser than of adversity consider.--Eccles. vii. mine enemies; for they are ever 13, 14. with me: I have more understanding Remember now thy Creator in the than my teachers, for thy testimonies days of thy youth.-Eccles, xii. 1. are my meditation, &c. Mine eyes The ox knoweth his owner, and the prevent the night watches, that I ass his master's crib : but Israel doth might meditate in thy word.--Ps, not know, my people doth not concxix. 9. 15. 23. 48. 52. 55. 59. 78. sider. Ah, sinful nation!—Isa. j. 3,4. 95-99, 148.

They regard not the work of the How precious also are thy thoughts Lord, neither consider the operation unto me, O God! how great is the of his hands : therefore my people şum of them !—Ps. cxxxix. 17, 18. are gone into captivity, because they

I remember the days of old, I me- have no knowledge. - Isa, v. 12, 13. ditate on all thy works; I muse on Ps. xxviii. 5. the work of thine hands &c. my soul That they may see, and know, and thirsteth after thee, &c.-Ps.cxliii.5,6. consider, and understand together,

Ponder the path of thy feet, and that the hand of the Lord hath done let all thy ways be established (or this, and the Holy One of Israel hath all thy ways shall be ordered aright). created it.- Isa. xli. 20. - Prov. iv. 26. Eccles. ii. 14.

Remember ye not the former things, Go to the ant, thou sluggard, con- neither consider the things of old. sider her ways, and be wise.—Prov. Isa. xliii. 18. vi. 6.

God, complaining of the sottishThe simple believeth every word, ness of the makers and worshippers but the prudent man looketh well to of idols, saith, None considereth in his going.-Prov. xiv. 15.

his heart, neither is there knowledge The heart of the righteous studieth or understanding to say, I have burnt to answer : but the mouth of the part of it in the fire, &c, and shall I wicked poureth out evil things.--Proy. make the residue thereof an abominaxv. 28.

tion? shall I fall down to the stock The heart of the wise teacheth his of a tree ?-Isa. xliv. 17-19. mouth (or maketh his mouth), &c.— The righteous perisheth, and no Prov. xvi. 23.

man layeth it to heart: and merciful A wicked man hardeneth his face; men are taken away; none considerbut as for the upright, he directething that the righteous is taken from (or considereth) his way.---Prov, the evil to come.--Isa. lvü. 1. xxi. 29.

Thou meetest him, &c. those that remember thee in thy ways. — Isa. The disciples (for want of consiIxiv. 5.

deration) said, To what purpose is This I recall to my mind, therefore this waste ? for this ointment might have I hope. It is of the Lord's mer- have been sold for much, &c. Jesus cies that we are not consumed.-Lam. şaid, Why trouble ye the woman, for üi, 20-22.

- she hath wrought a good work upon They shall remember me among me.—Matt. xxvi. 7-11. the nations, whither they shall be The wind ceased, and they were carried captives.- Ezek. vi. 9. sore amazed, &c. and wondered ; for

Son of man, prepare thee stuff for they considered not the miracle of the removing, and remove by day in their loaves, for their heart was hardened. sight, &c. it may be they will consi- — Mark vi. 51, 52. der, though they be a rebellious house. All they that heard it, wondered, -Ezek. xii. 3.

&c. but Mary kept all these things, Because thou hast not remembered and pondered them in her heart. the days of thy youth, &c. behold, I Luke ii. 17-19. i. 29. 65, 66. will recompense, &c.-Ezek. xvi. 23. All men mused (or reasoned, or 43. 61.

debated) in their hearts of John, wheAnd lo, if he beget a son that seeth ther he were the Christ or not. all his father's sins which he hath Luke iji. 15. done, and considereth, and doeth not Which of you, intending to build a such like, &c. he shall not die for the tower, sitteth not down first, and iniquity of his father. – Ezek. xviii. counteth the cost, whether he hath 14–17.28.

sufficient to finish it? &c.—Luke xiv. There shall ye remember your ?8—31. ways, &c. and ye shall lothe your. The prodigal, when he came to selves, &c. — Ezek. xx. 43. vi. 9. himself, said, How many hired serxxxvi. 31,

vants of my father have bread ? &c. When I would have healed Israel, -Luke xv. 17. then the iniquity of Ephraim was dis- Settle it therefore in your hearts, covered, &c. and they consider not not to meditate before what you shall in their hearts, that I remember all answer : for I will give you a mouth their wickedness : now their own and wisdom, &c. Luke xxi. 14, 15. doings have beset them about, they Nor consider that it is expedient for are before my face.--Hosea vii. 1, 2. us, that one man should die for the

When my soul fainted within me, people.-John xi. 49, 50. I remembered the Lord. — Jonah Peter rashly said to Jesus, Thou ii. 7.

shalt never wash my feet: but when Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Con- Jesus had said, If I wash thee not, sider (or set you hearts upon) your thou hast no part with me: Peter ways.-Hag. i. 5. 7.

saith unto him, Lord, not my feet Take no thought for your life, what only, but also my hands and my head. you shall eat, &c. Behold the fowls - John xiii. 8, 9. of the air, for they sow not, &c. And These things have I told you, that why take ye thought for raiment? when the time shall come, ye may consider the lilies of the field how remember that I told you of them. they grow; they toil not, neither do John xvi. 4. they spin : and yet Solomon, &c.— They of the circumcision contendMatt. vi. 25, 26. 28-30.

ed with Peter for going in to the Why beholdest thou the mote that Gentiles, till they had considered the is in thy brother's eve, but considerest grounds which Peter rehearsed to not the beam that is in thine own them.-Acts xi. 1, &c. eye?-Matt. vii. 3.

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.-2 Cor. iv. 18.

CHAP. XXX. · Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore

OF THE THOUGHTS, MIND AND such a one in the spirit of meekness;

AFFECTIONS. considering thyself, lest thou also be An heart that deviseth wicked imagitempted.-Gal. vi. 1.

nations, God hateth.-Prov, vi. 16. 18. Brethren, be followers together of And God saw that the wickedness me, and mark them which walk so, of man was great in the earth, and as ye have us for an example.-Phil. that every imagination of the thoughts ui. 17.

of his heart was only evil continually. Meditate upon these things: give –Gen. vi. 5. viii. 21. thyself wholly to them, &c. Consider If they shall bethink themselves what I say, and the Lord give thee (or bring back their heart) in the understanding in all things.—1 Tim. land whither they were carried capiv. 15. 2 Tim. ï. 7.

tives, and repent, &c.—1 Kings viïi. Wherefore, holy brethren, parta- 47. Deut. xxx. 1, 2. kers of the heavenly calling, consider The Lord searcheth all hearts, and the Apostle and High Priest of our understandeth all the imaginations of profession, Christ Jesus, who was the thoughts, &c.-1 Chron. xxviii. 9. faithful to him that appointed him.- I have made a covenant with my Heb. iii. 1, 2.

eyes, why then should I think upon a. Now consider how great this man maid ?-Job xxxi. 1. was, unto whom even the patriarch The wicked, &c. will not seek after Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. God. God is not in all his thoughts --Heb. vii. 4.

. (or all his thoughts are, there is no And let us consider one another, to God).-Ps. X. 4. provoke unto love and to good works. We have thought of thy loving-Heb. x. 24.

kindness, O God, in the midst of thy Let us run with patience the race temple.—Ps. xlviii. 9. cxxxix. 17. that is set before us: looking unto Their inward thought is, that their Jesus, &c. for consider him that en- houses shall continue for ever, and dured such contradiction of sinners their dwelling places, &c.-Ps.xlix. 11. against himself, lest ye be wearied, Thou thoughtest that I was altoand faint in your minds.—Heb. xii. gether such a one as thyself, &c.1-3.

Ps. 1. 21. Remember them which have the My soul shall be satisfied as with rule over you, who have spoken unto marrow, &c. when I remember thee you the word of God: whose faith. upon my bed.-Ps. Ixiii. 5, 6. follow, considering the end of their When I thought to know this, it conversation.—Heb. xii. 7. was too painful for me, until I went

Remember ye the words which were into the sanctuary, &c. — Ps. lxxiii. spoken before of the apostles of our 16, 17. Lord Jesus Christ. — Jude 17. Luke The Lord knoweth the thoughts of xxii. 61. xxiv. 6. 8. John ii. 17. 22. man, that they are vanity, &c. In xvi. 4. xii. 16.

the multitude of my thoughts within Remember therefore from whence. me, thy comforts delight my soul.thou art fallen, and repent, and do Ps. xciv. 11. 19. thy first works, &c.-Rev. ii. 5. . I thought on my ways, and turned

Remember therefore how thou hast my feet unto thy testimonies, &c. I received, and hold fast, and repent. hate vain thoughts; but thy law do I -Rev. iii. 3.

love.-Ps.cxix. 59. 113.

Thou knowest my down sitting,

and mine uprising, thou understand from wickedness, that thou mayest est my thought afar off, &c. Search be saved : how long shall thy vain me, O God, and know my heart; try thoughts lodge within thee?-Jer.iv.14, me, and know my thoughts.-Ps. Neither say they in their heart, cxxxix. 2. 23.

Let us now fear the Lord our God His breath goeth forth, he return- that giveth rain.-Jer. v. 24. eth to his earth; in that very day his Behold, I will bring evil upon this thoughts perish.—Ps. cxlvi. 4. people, even the fruit of their thoughts.

The thoughts of the righteous are -Jer. vi. 19. right, but the counsels of the wicked Thus saith the Lord, &c. I know are deceit.-Prov. xii. 5.

the things that come into your mind, The thoughts of the wicked are an every one of them.—Ezek. xi. 5. abomination to the Lord.-Prov.xv.26. Then the king's countenance was

Commit thy works unto the Lord, changed, and his thoughts troubled and thy thoughts shall be established. him, so that the joints of his loins -Prov. xvi. 3.

were loosed.—Dan. v. 6. The thoughts of the diligent tend- A book of remembrance was written eth only to plenteousness: but of before him, for them that feared the every one that is hasty, only to want. Lord, and that thought upon his -Prov. xxi. 5.

name.-Mal. iii. 16. Eat thou not the bread of him that Take no thought for your life, &c.. hath an evil eye: for as he thinketh Which of you by taking thought can in his heart, so is he: eat and drink, add one cubit to his stature? And saith he to thee; but his heart is not why take ye thought for raiment? &c. with thee.-Prov. xxiji. 6, 7. Take therefore no thought for the

The thought of foolishness is sin, morrow, for the morrow shall take -Prov. xxiv. 9.

thought for the things of itself: suffiIf thou hast thought evil, lay thine cient unto the day is the evil thereof. hand upon thy mouth.--Prov.xxx. 32. —Matt. vi. 25. 27, 28. 31. 34.

Curse not the king, no not in thy Jesus, knowing their thoughts, thought; and curse not the rich in thy said, Wherefore think ye evil in your bedchamber; for the bird of the air hearts?—Matt. ix. 4. Mark ii. 8. shall carry the voice, and that which But when they deliver you up, take hath wings shall tell the matter.— no thought how or what you shall Eccles. x. 20.

speak; for it shall be given you in O Assyria, &c. I will send him that same hour what you shall speak; against an hypocritical nation, &c. for it is not ye that speak, but the howbeit, he meaneth not so, neither Spirit of your Father which speaketh doth his heart think so; but it is in in you.-Matt. x. 19, 20. his heart to destroy, and cut off A good man out of the good treanations not a few.- Isa. x. 57. sure of the heart bringeth forth good

Let the wicked man forsake his things: and an evil man out of the way, and the unrighteous man his evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. thoughts: and let him return unto -Matt. xii. 35. the Lord.—Isa. lv. 7.

For out of the heart proceed evil Their thoughts are thoughts of ini- thoughts, murders, &c.-Matt. xv. 19. quity; wasting and destruction are When Mary saw the angel, she was in their paths. Isa. lix. 7.

troubled at his saying, and cast in her I have spread out my hands all the mind what manner of salutation this day unto a rebellious people, which should be, &c. He hath scattered walketh in a way that is not good, the proud in the imagination of their after their own thoughts.--Isa. Ixv. 2. hearts.—Luke i. 29. 51. O Jerusalem, wash thine heart This child is set for the fall and

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