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ness and truth unto such as keep his holdeth him with his hand, &c. Yet covenant, &c. What man is he that have I not seen the righteous for feareth the Lord ? him shall he teach saken, 'nor his seed begging their in the way that he shall choose : bread, &c. For the Lord loveth judge his soul sliall dwell at ease, and his ment, and forsaketh not his saints ; seed shall inherit the earth. : The they are preserved for ever, &c. secret of the Lord is with them that Mark the perfect man, and behold the fear him ; and he will shew them his upright ; for the end of that man is covenant (or make them know it).~ peace. l'he salvation of the righteous Ps. xxv. 10. 12-14.
is of the Lord; he is their strength ,0! how great is thy goodness, in the time of trouble.-Ps. xxxvii. which thou hast laid up for them that 4. 16. 23–25. 28. 37. 39. Prov. fear thee! which thou hast wrought xxix. 7. Ps. cxxvii. for them that trust in thee before the The king's daughter is all glorious sons of men ! Thou shalt hide them within : her clothing is of wrought in the secret of thy presence, from gold.-Ps. xlv. 13. the pride of inan : thou shalt keep The Lord of hosts' is with us, the them secretly in a pavilion, from the God of Jacob is our refuge.-Ps. xlvi. strife of tongues.-Ps. xxxi. 19, 20: 7. 11. xxvii. 5. xxxvi. 7, 8.
Gather my saints unto me, those Blessed is he whose transgression that have made a covenant with me is forgiven, whose sin is covered. by sacrifice.---Ps. I. 5. Blessed is the man unto whom the Blessed is the man whom thou Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in choosest to approach unto thee, &c. whose spirit is no guile. I will in. We shall be satisfied with the goodstruct thee and teach thee in the way ness of thy house, even of thy holy which thou shalt go; I will guide temple.-Ps. lxv. 4. xxxvi. 8. thee with mine eyes.-Ps. xxxii, 1, Truly, God is good to Israel, to 2. 8.
such as are of a clean heart.-Ps. Blessed is the nation, whose God is lxxiii. 1.. the Lord; the people he hath chosen The Lord will give grace and glory: for his own inheritance, &c. Behold no good thing will he withhold from the eye of the Lord is upon them that them that walk uprightly.--Ps. fear him, upon them who hope in his lxxxiv. 11. mercy, to deliver their soul from He will speak peace unto his peodeath, to keep them alive in famine. ple, and to his saints, &c. His salPs. xxxiii. 12. 18, 19. xxxiv. 7. 9, vation is nigh thein that fear him. 10. | Kings xvii. 3, 4. Gen. xlv. Ps. lxxxv. 8, 9. 6, 7.
Blessed is the people that know the The eyes of the Lord are upon the joyful sound; they shall walk in the righteous, and his ears open to their light of thy countenance.-Ps. Ixxxix. cry, &c. None of them who trust in 15, &c him shall be desolate.-Ps, xxxiv. 15. The righteous shall Aourish like 22. v. 11, 12.
the palm-tree: he shall grow like a Delight thyself also in the Lord, cedar in Lebanon. Those that be and he shall give thee the desires of planted in the house of the Lord, thine heart, &c. A little that a righ- shall flourish in the courts of our teous man hath, is better than the God: they shall still bring forth fruit riches of many wicked, &c. The in old age ; they shall be fat and steps of a good man are ordered by flourishing.-Ps. xcii: 12–14. the Lord ;- and he delighteth in his The Lord will not cast off his peoway. Though he fall, he shall not be ple : neither will he forsake his inütterly cast down ; for the Lord up- heritance. Ps. xciv, 14. ix. 10.
He is our God, and we the people treasures, &c. Blessed are they that of his pasture, and the sheep of his keep my ways, &c. who heareth me, hand.-Ps. xcv. 7.
watching daily at my gates, waiting He preserveth the souls of his at the posts of my doors : for whoso saints, &c. Light is sown for the findeth me findeth life ; and shall righteous, &c.—Ps. xcvii. 10, 11. obtain favour of the Lord.—Prov. Ixxii. 14.
viii. 17. 21. 32. 34, 35. Ps. cxix. When they were few, &c. he suffered 1, 2. po man to do them wrong ; yea, he Righteousness delivereth from reproved kings for their sakes ; say- death : the Lord will not suffer the ing, Touch not mine anointed, and do soul of the righteous to famish, &c. my prophets no harm.-Ps. cv. 12– Blessings are upon the head of the 15. cxxiv. 2, 3. cxxv. 1, 2.
just, &c. The memory of the just is Blessed is the man that feareth the blessed, &c. The desire of the righLord : his seed shall be mighty upon teous shall be granted.-Prov. x. 2, the earth. The generation of the 3. 6, 7. 24. upright shall be blessed, &c. Surely By the blessing of the upright the he shall not be moved for ever : the city is exalted.-Prov. xi. 11. righteous shall be had in everlast- The righteous is more excellent ing remembrance.--Ps. cxii. 1-4. than his neighbour.-Prov. xii. 26. 6, 7.
Ps. xvi. 3. As the mountains are round about When a man's ways please the Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about Lord, he maketh even his enemies to his people, from henceforth even for be at peace with him.-Prov. xvi. 7. ever.-Ps. cxxv. 2.
The righteous are bold as a lion. Precious in the sight of the Lord Prov. xxviii. 1. is the death of his saints.--Ps. cxvi. The woman, whose heart is snares 15. lxxii. 14.
and nets, &c. Whoso pleaseth God The Lord hath chosen Jacob unto shall escape from her._Eccles. vii. 26. himself, and Israel for his peculiar Say ye to the righteous, that it treasure.—Ps. cxxxv. 4. 1 Pet. v. 3. shall be well with him : for they shall
Happy is the people that is in eat the fruit of their doings.--Isa. iii. such a case : happy that people, 10. Eccles. viii. 12. Ps. xxxvii. 10, whose God is the Lord.—Ps. cxliv. 15. 11. 17, 18. Isa. Ixv. 13, 14.
He will fulfil the desire of them Bind up the testimony ; seal the that fear him : he also will hear their law among my disciples.-Isa. viii. 16. cry, and will save them.-Ps. cxlv. He that walketh righteously (or in 19. John ix. 31.
righteousness), &c. he shall dwell on Happy is he that hath the God of high ; his place of defence shall be Jacob for his help; whose hope is in the munitions of rocks : bread shall the Lord his God.-Ps. cxlvi. 5.
be given him ; his water shall be · The Lord taketh pleasure in them sure ; thine eyes shall see the king that fear him, in those that hope in in his beauty, they shall behold the his mercy.-Ps. cxlvii. 11.
land that is very far off.—Isa. xxxiii. The Lord taketh pleasure in his 15–17. people, &c. This honour have all his God caused the sun to go backsaints.-Ps. cxlix. 4. 9.
ward ten degrees for a sign to HezeThe froward is an abomination to kiah of his recovery.-Isa, xxxviii. the Lurd: but his secret is with the 6,7. righteous.-Proy. iii. 32.
This people have I formed for myI love them that love me, &c. that self; they shall shew forth my praise. I may cause those that love me to in- -Isa. xliii. 21. herit substance : and I will fill their Ask me of things to come, con
cerning my sons, and concerning and I will pardon it.— Jer. v. 1. the work of my hands, command ye Gen. xviii. 26. 32.
Israel shall be saved with an Is Ephraim my dear son ? Is he everlasting salvation, &c.- Isa. xlv. a pleasant child? Since I spake 11. 17.
against him, I do earnestly remember Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken him still ; therefore my bowels are me, &c. Can a woman forget her troubled for him : I will surely have sucking child ? &c. Yet will not I mercy upon him, saith the Lord, &c. forget thee : behold, I have graven If the ordinances of heaven cease, thee upon the palms of my hands ; then the seed of Israel shall cease thy walls are continually before me.- from being a nation before me.Isa. xlix. 14. 16.
Jer. xxxi. 20. 36, 37. Thy Maker is thy husband, &c. and When Jerusalem was taken, and thy Redeemer is the Holy One of Jeremiah the prophet, the king of Israel, the God of the whole earth, Babylon gave charge concerning Jere&c. With everlasting kindness will miah, &c. Look well to him, and do I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord. him no harm ; but do unto him even No weapon that is formed against as he shall say unto thee. — Jer. thee shall prosper, &c. This is xxxix. 11, 12. Numb. xiv. 37, 38. the heritage of the servants of the - The precious sons of Zion, comLord; and their righteousness is of parable to fine gold, how are they me, saith the Lord.—Isa. liv. 5. 8. esteemed ! &c.—Lam. iv. 2. 10. 17.
God ordered the mark of salvation Unto them will I give in my house to be upon his, when all others were a place, and a name, better than of to be smitten.—Ezek. ix. 4–6. sons and of daughters; I will give Though I have scattered them, &c. them an everlasting name, that shall yet will I be to them as a little sancnot be cut off, &c. Them will I bring tuary in the countries where they unto my holy mountain, and make shall come.—Ezek. xi. 16. them joyful in my house of prayer : Though these three men, Noah, and their burnt-offerings shall be Daniel, and Job, were in it, they accepted upon my altar.— Isa. lvi. should deliver but their own souls by 5-7.
their righteousness, saith the Lord, In all their affliction he was afflict- &c. they only shall be delivered themed; and the angel of his presence selves.—Ezek. xiv. 14. 16. 18. 20. saved them, &c. Doubtless thou art I sought for a man amongst them our Father, &c. Return for thy ser- that should make up the bedge, and vants sake, the tribes of thine in- stand in the gap before me for the heritance, the people of thine holi- land, that I should not destroy it ; ness, &c.— Isa. Ixiii. 9. 16—18. but I found none : therefore, &c.Ixiv. 9.
Ezek. xxii. 30, 31. Since the beginning of the world, Because thou hast said, &c. These men have not heard, nor perceived two countries shall be mine, and we by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, will possess it; whereas the Lord O God, besides thee, what he hath was there (or though the Lord was prepared for him that waiteth for there), therefore, &c.—Ezek. xxxv. him (or, a God besides thee, who doth 10, 11. Ps. xiv. 5. 80 for him who waiteth), &c.-Isa. O Daniel, a man greatly beloved ! lxiv. 4. 1 Cor. ii. 9.
&c. O man, greatly beloved ! fear Run to and fro through the streets not, &c.-Dan. x. 11. 19. ix. 23. of Jerusalem, &c. if ye can find a Jacob, &c. by his strength he had man, if there be any that executeth power with God; yea, he had power judgment, that seeketh the truth ; over the angel, and prevailed; be
wept, &c. There he spake with us, When Peter began to sink, Christ even the Lord God of hosts.--Hosea helped him.-Matt. xiv. 30, 31. xii. 245. Gen. xxxii. 24, 25. Hosea Whoso shall offend one of these xi. 12.
little ones who believe in me, it were I will be as the dew unto Israel ; better for him that a mill-stone were he shall grow as the lily, &c.—Hosea hanged about his neck, &c. Woe unto xiv. 5, 6.
the world, because of offences, &c. And my people shall never be Take heed that ye despise not one of ashamed.—Joel ii. 26, 27.
these little ones : for I say unto you, For he that toucheth you, touches that in heaven their angels do always the apple of his eye.-Zech. ii. 8. behold the face of my Father, &c.
We will go with you ; for we have Matt. xviii. 6, 7. 10. heard that God is with you.—Zech. That they shall deceive the elect, viii. 23. Ezra viji. 22.
if it were possible.—Matt. xxiv. 24. The Lord hearkened, and heard ; For the elect's sake, whom he hath and a book of remembrance was chosen, he hath shortened the days, written before him for them that &c.-Mark xiii. 20. Matt. xxiv. 22. feared the Lord, and that thought upon To you it is given to know the his name. And they shall be mine, mystery of the kingdom. Christ saith the Lord of hosts, in that day opened the parable to them.-Mark when I make up my jewels (or special iv. 11. 34. treasure); and I will spare them, as Rejoice not that the spirits are a man spareth his own son that subject to you : but rather rejoice, serveth him : then shall ye return, because your names are written in and discern between the righteous heayen.—Luke x. 20. and the wicked ; between him that The hairs of your head are all serveth God, and him that serveth numbered, &c. Fear pot, little flock; him not.-Mal. iii. 16–18.
it is your Father's good pleasure to Unto you that fear my name, shall give you the kingdom.---Luke xii. the Sun of Righteousness arise, with 7. 32. healing in his wings : and ye shall go Joy in heaven over one sinner that forth, and grow up as calves of the repenteth, more than over ninety-nine stall.-Mal. iv. 2.
just persons, &c. There is joy in the They are pronounced blessed, and presence of the angels of God over entitled to many privileges mentioned one sinner, &c.—Luke xv. 7. 10. by Christ. They are the salt of the To as many as received him, to earth, the light of the world, &c.— them gave he power (or the right or Matt. v. 3-14.
privilege) to become the sons of God; The very hairs of your head are all even to them that believe on his numbered, &c. Ye are of more value name ; which are born, not of blood, than many sparrows.—Matt.x.30,31. &c. but of God.—John i. 12, 13.
Among them that are born of Whosoever drinketh of the water women, there hath not risen a grcater that I shall give him, shall never than John the Baptist : notwith- thirst.-John iv. 14. standing he that is least in the king- Jesus said, I am the light of the dom of heaven, is greater than he. — world: he that followeth me shall Matt. xi. 11.
not walk in darkness, but shall have It is given to you to know the the light of life. If the Son theremysteries of the kingdom of heaven, fore shall make you free, ye shall be &c. Blessed are your eyes, for they free indeed. He who keepeth my see; and your ears, for they hear, saying, shall never see death, &c.&c.-Matt. xiii. 11. 16. Mark iv. John viii, 12. 36. 51. 11, 12. 34.
My sheep, &c. I know them, &c. Now being
and I give unto them eternal life, and the Holy Ghost, which is given unto they shall never perish, neither shall us.—Rom. v. 1. 5. any man pluck them out of my hand.- Sin shall not have dominion over John x. 27, 28. John v. 12, 13. you, because ye are not under the If any man serve me, let him fol- law, but under
grace. low me; and where I am, there shall made free from sin, and become seralso my servant be. If any man vants to God, ye have your fruit unto. serve me, him will my Father honour. holiness, and the end everlasting -John xii. 26.
life.—Rom. vi. 14. 22. I will not leave you comfortless ; There is no condemnation to them I will come to you, &c. Ye see me; that are in Christ Jesus, &c. For because I live, ye shall live also. He the law of the spirit of life in Christ that loveth me, shall be loved of my Jesus hath made me free from the Father, and I will love him, and will law of sin and death, &c. As many manifest myself to him. And my as are led by the Spirit of God, are Father will love him; and we will the sons of God : for ye have not recome unto him, and make our abode ceived the spirit of bondage, but the with him, &c. Peace I leave with Spirit of adoption, &c. And if chilyou ; my peace I give unto you, &c.— dren, then heirs, heirs of God, and John xiv. 18, 19. 21. 23. 27. xvi. 27. joint heirs with Christ, &c. We know xvii. 23. Rev. iii. 20.
that all things work together for good Ye shall ask what ye will, and it to them that love God, &c. If God shall be done unto you, &c. Ye are be for us, who can be against us? He, my friends, &c. Henceforth I call that spared not his own Son, &c. how you not servants, &c. but I have shall he not with him also freely give. called
you friends : for all things us all things ? Who shall lay any that I have heard of my Father, I thing to the charge of God's elect? have made known unto you.—John it is God that justifies. Who is he xv. 7. 14, 15. 1 John iii. 22. John ix. that condemneth ? &c. Who shall 31. Rom. x. 12, 13.
separate us from the love of Christ? The Father himself loveth you, be- &c. We are more than conquerors, cause ye have loved me, &c.—John &c.—Rom. viii. 1, 2.14-17.28.31xvi. 27.
35. 37. Gal. iv. 5–7. Ps. xxv. 10. Christ prays for them, not for the Whosoever believeth, &c. shall not world.—John xvii. 9, 10.
be ashamed, &c. For whosoever shall Go to my brethren, and say unto call upon the name of the Lord, shall them, I ascend unto my Father, and be saved.-Rom. x. 11–13. your Father, and to my God, and The God of peace shall bruise your God.-John xx. 17.
Satan under your feet shortly.-Rom. God is no respecter of persons ; xvi. 20. but in every nation he that feareth But he that is spiritual, judgeth him, and worketh righteousness, is (or discerneth) all things; yet he accepted with him.--Acts x. 34, 35. himself is judged (or discerned) of no
Paul, in his dangerous voyage, is man.-1 Cor. ii. 15. instructed by a heavenly vision, that Know ye not that ye are the tem-. there should be no loss of any man's ple of God, &c. Whether Paul, or life among those that sailed with him: Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or and that God had given him all their life, or death, or things present, or lives.-Acts xxvii. 22-24.
things to come; all are yours, and Being justified by faith, we have ye are Christ's, and Christ is God's.“ peace with God, through our Lord i Cor. iii. 16. 22, 23. vi. 19. Jesus Christ, &c. The love of God Do ye not know that the saints, is shed abroad into our hearts, by shall judge the world ? &c. We shall