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When David's wife had blamed him Job, a man perfect and upright, for dancing before the ark, he told one that feareth God, escheweth evil. her. It was before the Lord, &c. I ---Job i. 1. 8. xxxi. 13, &c. xxix. will play before the Lord, and I will 12, 13. yet be more vile than thus, and will His delight is in the law of the be base in mine own sight.—2 Sam. Lord; and in his law doth he medivi. 20—22.
tate day and night; he shall be like When king David sat in his house, a tree planted by the rivers of water. and the Lord had given him rest --Ps. i. 2, 3. xcii. 12–14. Job round about from all his enemies; the xxiii. 12. king said unto Nathan the prophet, Who shall ascend into the hill of See now I dwell in an house of cedar; the Lord ? and who shall stand in his but the ark of God dwelleth within holy place? He that hath clean hands curtains, &c.—2 Sam. vii, 1–5. and a pure heart; who hath not lift
Uriah said unto David, The ark, up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; deceitfully, &c. This is the generaand my lord Joab, and the servants of tion of them that seek him, that seek my lord are encamped in the open thy face, &c.—Ps. xxiv. 3—6.xv. 1, 2. field; shall I then go into mine house I have loved the habitation of thy to eat and to drink, and to lie with house, and the place where thine homy wife ? &c. I will not do this nour dwelleth.-Ps. xxvi. 8. thing.-2 Sam. xi. 11.
Seek ye my face; my heart said I have kept the ways of the Lord, unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. and have not wickedly departed from ---Ps. xxvii. 8. my God: for all his judgments were The righteous sheweth mercy, and before me :. and as for his statutes, I giveth &c. is ever merciful and lenddid not depart from them. I was eth, &c. The mouth of the righteous also upright before (or to) him: and speaketh wisdom, and his tongue have kept myself from mine iniquity. talketh of judgment: the law of his --2 Sam. xxii. 22–24.
God is in his heart.-Ps. xxxvii. 21. And David's heart smote him, after 26, 30–-32. cxii. 5. that he had numbered the people. My tongue also shall talk of thy And David said unto the Lord, I have righteousness all the day long.–Ps. sinned greatly, &c. And the Lord lxxi. 24. cxix. 46. sent a pestilence upon Israel for it, How amiable are thy tabernacles, &c. And David said, Lo, I have O Lord, &c. My soul longeth, yea, sinned; I have done wickedly; but even fainteth for the courts of the these sheep, what have they done? Lord; my heart and my flesh crieth let thine hand be against me, and out for the living God, &c. For a day against my father's house.--2 Sam. in thy courts is better than a thousand: xxiv. 10. 15. 17. 1 Sam. xxiv. 5. I had rather be a door-keeper in the
When Josiah heard the book of the house of my God, than to dwell in law, he rent his clothes, &c. and his the tents of wickedness.-Ps. Ixxxiv. heart was tender, &c.--2 Kings xxi. 1, 2. 10. 11. 13. 18, 19. Ezra ix. 4.
Thou shalt arise and have mercy Esther, when the Jews were in upon Zion, &c. for thy servants take danger by Haman, ventured her life, pleasure in her stones, and favour and all for their security ; she said, the dust thereof.-Ps. cii. 13, 14. Go fast ye for me, &c. I also, and Heshall not be afraid of evil tidings; my maidens will fast likewise : and his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. so will I go unto the king, which is - Ps. cxii. 7. not according to the law; and if I I have rejoiced in the way of thy perish, I perish.-Esther iv. 16. testimonies as much as in all riches,
&c. I will delight myself in thy seeing evil; he shall dwell on high, statutes, &c. Thy testimonies are my &c.—Isa. xxxiii. 15, 16. delight and my counsellor, &c. I am I remember, &c. the love of thine a companion of all them that fear espousals, when thou wentest after thee and keep thy precepts, &c. O me in the wilderness, &c.-Jer. ii. 2. how I love thy law! it is my medita- When the king asked Daniel thus : tion all the day, &c. Better to me Art thou able to make known unto me than thousands of gold, &c. How the dream which I have seen, and the sweet are thy words! &c.--Ps.cxix. interpretation thereof? Daniel an14. 16. 20. 24. 63. 72. 97. 103. swered in the presence of the king, 172. 174.
and said, The secret which the king I was glad when they said unto hath demanded, cannot the wise men, me, Let us go into the house of the &c. shew unto the king? But there Lord.-Ps. cxxii. 1.
is a God in heaven that revealeth seIf I forget thee, O Jerusalem, &c. crets, and maketh known to the king, If I do not remember thee, let my &c.-Dan. ü. 26–28. tongue cleave to the roof of my Then they that feared the Lord, mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem spake often one to another; and the above my chief joy.-Ps. cxxxvii. 5, Lord hearkened and heard, &c.-Mal. 6. lxxiv. 1, &c. cxxii. 6.
ïïi. 16. Matt. xiii. 51, 52. I hate them that hate thee; am Blessed are the poor in spirit, for not I grieved with those that rise up theirs is the kingdom of heaven, against thee?—Ps. cxxxix. 21, 22. Blessed are they that mourn, for they cxix. 53. 126. 136. 158.
shall be comforted. Blessed are the I will speak of the glorious honour meek, &c. Blessed are they which of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous do hunger and thirst after righteousworks; and men shall speak of the ness, for they shall be filled. Blessed might of thy terrible acts, and I will are the merciful, for they shall obtain declare thy greatness. They shall mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, abundantly utter the memory of thy for they shall see God. Blessed are great goodness; and shall sing of thy the peace-makers, for they shall be righteousness, &c. Thy saints shall called the children of God. Blessed bless thee; they shall speak of the are they which are persecuted for glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy righteousness sake, for theirs is the power; to make known to the sons kingdom of heaven.—Matt. v. 3—10. of men his mighty acts, and the glo- John xvi. 20. Prov. xxvii. 7. rious majesty of his kingdom.-Ps. He that loveth father or mother cxlv. 5—7.10-12.
more than me, is not worthy of me : The path of the just is as the and he that loveth son or daughter shining light, that shineth more and more than me, is not worthy of me: more unto the perfect day.-Prov. and he that taketh not his cross, and iv. 18.
followeth after me, is not worthy of The fear of the Lord is to hate me.—Matt. x. 37, 38. xvi. 24. Luke evil, pride, and arrogancy, and the xiv. 33. Ps. xlv. 10, 11. evil way.-Prov. viii. 13.
He that is not with me, is against A righteous man regardeth the life me: and he that gathereth' not with of his beast.--Prov. xii. 10.
me, scattereth abroad.-Matt. xii. 30. He that' walketh righteously, and The kingdom of heaven is like unto speaketh uprightly, he that despiseth a treasure hid in a field, the which the gain of oppression, that shaketh when a man hath found, he hideth, his hands from holding of bribes; that and for joy thereof, goeth and selleth stoppeth his ears from hearing of all that he hath, and buyeth that field. blood, and shutteth his eyes from Matt. xiii. 44. Luke x. 39. 42.
Verily I say unto you, Except ye sheep follow him, for they know his be converted, and become as little voice; and a stranger they will not children, ye shall not enter into the follow, but will flee from him, for they kingdom of heaven.-Matt. xviii. 3, 4. know not the voice of strangers, &c.
Zachariaswas righteous before God, I know my sheep, and am known of walking in all the commandments of mine, &c. My sheep hear my voice, the Lord blameless.—Luke i. 5, 6. &c. and they follow me.-John X. 3
The woman to whom much was --5. 14. 27. forgiven, loved Christ much.-Luke Jesus said, If I wash thee pot, thou vii. 37, 38. 45–47.
hast no part with me. Simon Peter If I have taken any thing from any saith unto him, Lord, not my feet man by false accusation, I restore him only, but also my hands and my head, fourfold.-Luke xix. 8.
&c. By this shall all men know that When Andrew had found Christ ye are my disciples, if ye have love himself, he tells his brother Simon, one to another. -John xiii. 8. 35. and brings him to Jesus; Philip tells If ye love me, keep my commandNathanael and leads him to Jesus.- ments, &c. He that hath my comJohn i. 40–45. iv. 28, 29. mandments, and keepeth them, he it
Jesus answered and said unto him, is that loveth me, &c. If a man love Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except me, he will keep my words.-John a man be born again (or from above) xiv. 15. 21. 23. xv. 14. he cannot see the kingdom of God, Every branch in me that beareth &c. Except a man be born of water, not fruit, he taketh away, and every and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth the kingdom of God. That which is it, that it may bring forth more fruit, born of the flesh is flesh; and that &c. If ye were of the world, the which is born of the Spirit is spirit, world would love his own: but be&c. Every one that doeth evil, hateth cause ye are not of the world, but I the light, &c. But be that doeth have chosen you out of the world, truth, cometh unto the light, that his therefore the world hateth you.-John deeds may be made manifest that they xv. 2. 16. 18, 19. are wrought in God.- John iii. 3.5, The world hath hated them, because 6. 20, 21.
they are not of the world, even as I, John was a burning and a shining &c. -John xvii. 14. light, &c. Ye have not his word Ye shall weep and lament, but the abiding in you; for whom he hath world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sent, him ye believe not.-John v. sorrowful, &c.-John xvi. 20. 35. 38.
Every one that is of the truth, Simon Peter answered him, Lord, heareth my voice.—John xviii. 37, to whom shall we go? Thou hast the viii. 37. 47. words of eternal life.-John vi. 68. They were pricked in their heart,
If ye continue in my word, then are and said, Men and brethren, What ye my disciples indeed, &c. If ye were shall we do?-Acts ii. 37. xvi. 30. Abraham's children, you would do the When they saw the boldness of works of Abraham, &c. If God were Peter and John, and perceived that your Father, ye would love me; for they were unlearned and ignorant I proceeded forth and came from God, men, they marvelled; and took know&c. He that is of God, heareth God's ledge of them, that they had been words; ye therefore hear them not, with Jesus. We cannot but speak because ye are not of God.--John the things which we have seen and viii. 31. 39. 42. 47, 1 John ii. 24. heard.--Acts iv. 13. 20. 2 John 9.
Saul, when Christ came to him, The sheep hear his voice, &c. The and converted him, said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?-Acts ix. 6. ing that tribulation worketh patience, ii. 37, &c. xvi. 30, &c.
, &c. The love of God is shed abroad God is no respecter of persons; but in our hearts by the Holy Ghost.in every nation, he that feareth him, Rom. v. 3. 5. and worketh righteousness, is accept How shall we that are dead to sin, ed with him.-Acts x. 34, 35. live any longer therein? &c. Ye were
When the priest of Jupiter would the servants of sin; but ye have obeyhave done sacrifice to the apostles, ed from the heart that form of doctrine Barnabas and Paul, they rent their which was delivered you: being made clothes, and ran in among the people, free from sin, ye became the servants crying out, and saying, Sirs, Why do of righteousness.—Rom. vi. 2. 17,18. ye these things? We also are men That which I do, I allow not: what of like passions with you; and preach I would, that I do not, but what I unto you, that ye should turn from bate, that do I, &c. I consent unto these vanities, unto the living God.- the law, that it is good : now then, Acts xiv. 13-15. iii. 12, 13.
it is no more I that do it, but sin that Apollos, that eloquent man, was dwelleth in me, &c. To will is precontent to learn the way of God more sent with me, &c. The good that I perfectly of Aquila and Priscilla, tent would, I do not, &c. I find then a makers.-Acts xviii. 24–26. law, that when I would do good, evil
Many that believed, came and con- is present with me: for I delight in fessed, and shewed their deeds. Many the law of God, after the inward man; also of them which used curious arts, but I see another law in my members, brought their books together, and warring against the law of my mind, burned them; and they counted the &c. O wretched man that I am! price of them, and found it fifty thou- Who shall deliver me? &c. I thank sand pieces of silver.-Acts xix. 18, 19. God, through Jesus, &c. So, then,
None of these things move me; with my mind I myself serve the law neither count I my life dear unto my- of God; but with the flesh, the law self, so that I might finish my course of sin.-Rom. vii. 15—25. with joy, and the ministry which I There is therefore no condemnation have received.Acts xx. 24. to them which are in Christ Jesus ;
I am ready, not to be bound only, who walk not after the flesh, but but also to die for the name of the after the Spirit, &c. For they that Lord Jesus.-Acts xxi. 13.
are after the flesh, do mind the things I wist not that he was the high of the flesh: but they that are after the priest: for it is written, Thou shalt Spirit, the things of the Spirit, &c. not speak evil of the ruler, &c.-Acts If any man have not the Spirit of xxiii. 4, 5.
Christ, he is none of his : and if Paul confesseth freely thus: I verily Christ be in you, the body is dead thought with myself, that I ought to because of sin, but the Spirit is life do many things contrary to the name because of righteousness, &c. As of Jesus. Which thing I also did in many as are led by the Spirit of God, Jerusalem; and many of the saints are the sons of God: for ye have not did I shut up in prison, &c. and being received the spirit of bondage again exceeding mad against them, I per- to fear, but ye have received the secuted them, &c. I would to God, Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry that not only thou, but also all that Abba, Father, &c. We ourselves hear me, &c. were both almost, and groan within ourselves, waiting for altogether such as I am, except these the adoption, the redemption of our bonds.-Acts xxvi. 9-11.29. Gal. i. body, &c.Rom. viii. 1. 5.9, 10.14, 13. Acts xxij. 19. 22.
15. 23. Weglory in tribulations also, know. I have great heaviness, and con
tinual sorrow in my heart, &c. for my may be accepted of him, &c. Knowbrethren, my kinsmen according to ing therefore the terror of the Lord, the flesh, &c.-Rom. ix. 2, 3. x. 1. we persuade men, &c. The love of
The kingdom of God is not meat Christ constraineth us, &c. If any and drink, but righteousness, and man be in Christ, he is a new creapeace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. ture: old things are passed away; For he that in these things serveth behold, all things are become new.Christ, is acceptable to God, and, &c. 2 Cor. v. 2. 4. 8, 9.11. 14. 17. Phil. -Rom. xiv. 17, 18.
i. 21. 23. The preaching of the cross, is to Jesus Christ is in you, except ye them that perish, foolishness : but be reprobates, &c. We can do nothing unto us, which are saved, it is the against the truth, but for the truth. power of God, &c. Christ crucified, 2 Cor. xiii. 5. 8. unto the Jews a stumbling-block, &c. When it pleased God, &c. to reveal but unto them which are called, both his Son in me, that I might preach Jews and Greeks, Christ the power him, &c. immediately I conferred not of God, and the wisdom of God.— with flesh and blood.-Gal. i. 15, 16. 1 Cor. i. 18. 23, 24.
I am crucified with Christ; neverSuch were some of you, but ye are theless, I live: yet not I, but Christ washed, but ye are sanctified, &c.-- liveth in me.-Gal. ii. 20. 1 Cor. vi. 11.
The works of the flesh are manifest, Tbat no man can say that Jesus is which are these, adultery, &c. But the the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.- fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, 1 Cor. xii. 3.
long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, Though I speak with the tongues of faith, meekness, temperance: and men, and of angels, and have not cha- they that are Christ's have crucified rity, I am become as sounding brass, the Aesh, with the affections (or or a tinkling cymbal : and though I passions) and lusts.--Gal. v. 19—24. have the gift of prophecy, and under- God forbid that I should glory, stand all mysteries and all knowledge; save in the cross of our Lord Jesus and though I have all faith, so that I Christ, by whom (or whereby) the could remove mountains, and have not world is crucified unto me, and I unto charity, I am nothing: and though I the world; for in Christ Jesus neither bestow all my goods to feed the poor, circumcision availeth any thing, and though I give my body to be &c. but a new creature.-Gal. vi. burned, and have not charity, it pro- 14, 15. fiteth me nothing.-1 Cor. xiji. 1-3. This I say, therefore, and testify
We, beholding, &c. the glory of the in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk Lord, are changed into the same not as other Gentiles walk, in the image,&c.by the Spirit.—2 Cor.jii.18. vanity of their minds, &c. But ye
We having the same Spirit of faith, have not so learned Christ: if so be according as it is written, I believed, that ye have heard him, and have been and therefore have I spoken: we also taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus. believe, and therefore speak.—2 Cor. -Eph. iv. 17–21. iv. 13. Ps. cxvi, 10. Acts iv. 20. For ye were sometimes darkness,
In this we groan earnestly desir- but now are ye light in the Lord : ing to be clothed upon with our walk as children of light, for the fruit house from heaven, &c. that mor- of the Spirit is in all goodness, rightetality might be swallowed up of life. ousness, and truth.-Eph. v. 8, 9. We are willing rather to be absent Some preach Christ out of envy from the body, and to be present and strife, &c. What then? notwith the Lord: wherefore we la- withstanding, every way, whether bour, that whether present, &c. we in pretence, or in truth, Christ is