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silence. And all that stood by him, a place, &c. Is there not here under went out. And Ehud came unto him, thine hand spear or sword ? for I have and he was sitting in a summer par- neither brought my sword normy lour, &c. and said unto him, I have a weapons with me, because the king's message from God unto thee: and he business required haste, &c.—1 Sam. arose out of his seat. And Ehud took xxi. 1-3. 8. 15. the dagger, and thrust it into his belly, When David and his men had in&c.-Judges iii. 14–22.
vaded the country near him, and slain Samson said several times, That all, Achish said to him, Whither have if they did bind him, &c. he should be ye made a road to-day? and David weak, and be as another man: but it said, Against the south of Judah, &c. was not so.—Judges xvi. 6, &c. And Achish believed David; saying,
When God said to Samuel, that he He hath made his people Israel utwould send him to anoint David, terly to abhor him, &c.-1 Sam. Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul xxvii. 8–13. hear it, he will kill me. And the When Absalom designed to rebel, Lord said, Take a heiser with thee, he said unto the king, I pray thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the let me go and pay my vow, which I Lord: and call Jesse to the sacrifice, have vowed unto the Lord in He&c. Which Samuel did; and said, [ bron: for thy servant vowed a vow am come to sacrifice unto the Lord. while I abode at Geshur in Syria ; -1 Sam. xvi. 1-7.
saying, If the Lord shall bring me When Saul had sent for David, again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will Michal his wife laid an image in the serve the Lord.—2 Sam. xv. 6, &c. bed, &c. covered it with a cloth after Jehu gathered all the people toshe had sent him away; and she said, gether, and said unto them, Ahab He is sick, &c. When Saul had said served Baal a little ; but Jehu shall unto her, Why hast thou deceived me serve him much; now therefore call so ? &c. she said, He said unto me, unto me all the prophets of Baal, all Let me go: why shouli I kill thee?- his servants, and all his priests: let 1 Sam. xix. 11-19.
none be wanting: for I have a great When Saul had a design to have sacrifice to do to Baal, &c. But Jehu killed David, and had inquired for did it in subtilty, to the intent that him, Jonathan answered (as David he might destroy the worshippers of had directed him to do), and said, Da- Baal, &c. which afterward he did. vid earnestly asked leave of me to go 2 Kings x. 18—26. to Bethlehem; and he said, Let me When Zedekiah had ordered Jerego, I pray thee: for our family hath miah to conceal the discourse that had a sacrifice in the city; and my brother passed between the king and him, hath commanded me to be there: and from the princes, when they should now, if I have found favour in thine come and ask him concerning it: he eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, also told him what answer to make, and see my brethren : therefore he in the very words the king gave him, cometh not unto the king's table.- by which he concluded the true matr 1 Sam. xx. 6. 27-29.
ter. Jer. xxxviii. 24—27. David, when he fled from Saul, and came to Abimelech the priest, he asked
CHAP. LXXVI, him, Why art thou alone? David said unto Abimelech. The king com. OF WORDS OR SAYINGS EXPRESSING
CHOICE, BUT NOT BINDING US TO manded me a business, and hath said
THEIR OBSERVANCE. unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business, &c. . And I have ap- Lot said to the angels, Behold now, pointed my servants to such and such my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant's house, and tarry all am not come to call the righteous, night, and wash your feet; and ye but sinners to repentance.—Matt. ix. shall rise up early, and go on your 12, 13. ways.-And they said, Nay, but we come unto me, all ye that labour, will abide in the street all night. And and are heavy laden; and I will give he pressed them greatly; and they you rest. Take my yoke upon you, turned in unto him, and entered into &c. and ye shall find rest unto your his house; and he made them a feast, souls.—Matt. xi. 28, 29. Ps. xxxiv. &c.—Gen. xix. 23.
9, 10. When the sons of the prophets, He hath filled the hungry with had said to Elisha, &c. There be good things: and the rich he hath with thy servants fifty strong men : sent empty away.-Luke i. 53. let them go, we pray thee, and seek The Son of man is come to seek, thy master, &c. And he said, Ye and to save that which was lost. shall not send. And when they had Luke xix. 10. urged him till he was ashamed, he He that cometh to me, shall never said, Send. And they sent, &c.- hunger: and he that believeth on me, 2 Kings ii. 14-17.
shall never thirst.-John vi. 35. When Jesus was about to wash When they heard this, they were Peter's feet, Peter saith unto him, pricked in their heart, and said, &c. Thou shalt never wash my feet. Je. Men and brethren, what shall we do? sus answered him, If I wash thee not, Then Peter said unto them, Repent, thou hast no part with me. Then and be baptized every one of you, in Peter saith, Lord, not my feet only, the name of Jesus Christ, for the rebut also my hands and my head. - mission of sins; and ye shall receive John xiii. 8, 9.
the gift of the Holy Ghost:-Acts is 37, 38.
The gaoler came trembling, &c. CHAP. LXXVII.
and said, Sirs, What must I do to be
saved? And they said, Believe on LONGING SOULS; SUCH WHOM the
the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be CHRIST CAME TO SEEK AND HEAL. say
saved, and thy house.-Acts xvi. 29-31.
4 If any of you lack wisdom, let him He satisfieth the longing soul: and ask of God; who giveth to all men filleth the hungry soul with goodness. liberally, and upbraideth not; and it -Ps. cvii. 9.
shall be given him.-James. i. 5. The full soul lotheth an honey- I will give unto him that is athirst, comb: but to the hungry soul every of the fountain of the water of life bitter thing is sweet. -Prov. xxvii. 7. freely. - Rev. xxi, 6.
When the poor and needy seek And let him that is athirst come: water, and there is none, and their and whosoever will, let him take of tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord the water of life freely.-Rev. xxii.17. will hear them, &c. I will open rivers in high places, &c.- Isa. xli. 17, 18. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come
CHAP. LXXVIII. ve to the waters, &c. hearken ye dili- OF MAN'S IGNORANCE OF THE MEN gently unto me, and eat ye that which
AND THINGS OF THIS WORLD, is good.—Isa. lv. 1, 2.
AFTER HIS DEPARTURE HÉXCE. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for Thou destroyest the hope of man: they shall be filled.—Matt. v. 6. thou prevailest for ever against him,
They that be whole, need not a and he passeth: thou changest his physician: but they that are sick. I countenance, and sendest him away:
AWAKENED SINNERS; HUNGRY,
his sons come to honour, and he out, desiring to speak with thee. knoweth it not: and they are brought Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark iii. 31–35. low, but he perceiveth it not of them, Is not this the carpenter's son? Is - Job xiv. 19-21.
not his mother called Mary? and his My goodness extendeth not to brethren, James, and Joses, and Sithee; but to the saints that are in the mon, and Judas ? and his sisters, are earth.-Ps. xvi. 2, 3.
not they with us? Whence then hath But the dead know not any thing, this man these things ?--Matt. xiii. neither have they any more a reward, 55, 56. for the memory of them is forgotten: She brought forth her first-born also their love and their hatred, and son, &c. When Jesus was twelve their envy is now perished ; neither years old, Joseph and his mother went have they any more a portion for up to Jerusalem; and returning back, ever in any thing that is done under missed him, &c. They sought him the sun._Eccles. ix. 5, 6.
amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintDoubtless, thou art our father; ance, &c.—Luke ii. 7.42–44. Matt. though Abraham be ignorant of us; i. 25. and Israel acknowledge us not.- Isa. After this he went down to Caperlxiii. 16.
naum ; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they
continued there not many days.CHAP. LXXIX.
John ï. 12. OF OUR LORD'S KINDRED ACCORD).
His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Ju
dea, &c. For neither did his brethren I am become a stranger unto my bre- believe in him, &c. But when his thren, and an alien unto my mother's brethren were gone up, then went he children, &c.-Ps. lxix. 8.
also up unto the feast, &c.- John Then Joseph, &c. took unto him vii. 3—5. 8-10. his wife, and knew her not till she These all continued with one achad brought forth her first-born son. cord, &c. with the women, and Mary -Matt. i. 24, 25.
the mother of Jesus, and with his While he yet talked to the people, brethren.--Acts i. 14. his mother and his brethren stood I went up to Jerusalem to see Pewithout, desiring to speak with him. ter, &c. But other apostles saw I Then one said unto him, Behold, thy none, save James, the Lord's brother. mother and thy brethren stand with- -Gal. i. 18, 19.
TO THE FLESH.
The Figures denote the Number of the Chapter. For the Page of each
Chapter, see Table of Contents.
ABASE. See Humility.
Appearance of evil, to be avoided, 14.
Apostacy, to be watched against, 14.
Apostles' call and commission equal, 54.
Ascension of Christ, 6.
Associate not with the wicked, 17.
Assurance. See Faith.
Attributes of God, 2.
Avenging the saints is God's prerogative,
Avenge not on enemies, ib.
Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14.
Avoid trouble by lawful ways, 20.
Authority of Christ, 5.
Authority of Magistrates. See Magistrates.
Backbiting. See the same.
Bear afflictions patiently, 20.
· anger, affections, glory.
Belief. See Faith, and Trust.
Belief, wbat. See Nature of faith.
Believers' character, 10.
Their privileges in general, 12.
Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
verance nearest, and most wonderful, Bitterness, 58.
Blind zeal persecutes, 20.
Blood of Christ takes away sin, 8.
Blood of beasts could not do it, 4.
Boast and glory in God alone, ib.
Born again. See Character of saints.
Bounty of God, 2.
Breaking of bread, the Lord's supper, 25.
Brethren, Christian, their extraordinary gifts,
Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting Compassion of Christ, 5.
Company of the wicked avoid, 17.
Complaints against church officers, 25.
Complaints against sin, 14.
Communicate to the poor. See Distribute.
Confess sin to God in general, 14.
In affliction, 20.
Confess sin one to another, 15.
Confess Christ before men in general, 14.
Under persecution, 20.
Conjuration. See Witchcraft.
Conscience in general, 27.
Conscience good to be preserved in suffer-
Consideration in general, 29.
Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Content with lawful governors, 22.
Content with what we have. See World.
Continue and persevere in well doing, 14.
Contrition. See Mourning for sin.
Controversies among Christians, how ended,
Conversation of believers in general, 14.
Correction of God's children, 11.
Corruption of man's nature, 4.
Cover faults in love, 15.
Courteous to all, 17.
Creator of all things, 2.
Curse of the law, 4.
Curse borne by Christ, 6.
Curiosity above what is written, vain, 69.
Day of the Lord: or, judgment day, 31.
Dead men ignorant of the things of this
Death of Christ, 6.
Death or mortality of mankind, 32.
Deeds of the law justify not, 4.
Delays of amendment. See Time.
Delight in God and Christ, 14.
Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, honest
means, may be endeavoured, 20.
our extremity, ib.
Depart not from God and truth in the gene-
Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Depart from sin, 14.
Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Designs of God in the saints' afflictions, 20.
lievers, how, 25.
Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Devils ruling in wicked men, 4.