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That the word of God be not blasphemed. Not purloining, that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.-Titus ii. 5. 10.
God's Expostulations, Complaints, Threatenings, and Judgments against Sinners for their several Sins, Disobedience, and Rebellions.-Jer. xxxi. 29, 30. Ir is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.-Heb. x. 31. For our God is a consuming fire.Heb. xii. 29.
I will therefore that the younger women, &c. give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully, &c. Some are already turned aside, &c.-1 Tim. v. 14, 15.
God expostulates with Adam and Eve for eating of the forbidden fruit. Gen. iii. 9-13. 16—19.
Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him; and the Lord said unto Cain, &c. Now art thou cursed from the earth, &c.-Gen. iv. 8-12.
And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, &c. and it repented the Lord, that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created, from the face of the earth, &c. for it repenteth me that I have made them.-Gen. vi. 5-7.
Accordingly he did destroy them by the flood.-Gen. vii. 4. 22, 23.
I will require of man the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed.Gen. ix. 5, 6.
Sodom and Gomorrah, because their sin was very grievous, and the cry of them waxed great before the face of the Lord, he rained upon them brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; and he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, &c. Lot's wife for her disobedience in looking back, was turned into a pillar of salt. -Gen. xviii. 20. xix. 13. 24-26.
· God slew Er and Onan for their wickedness.-Gen. xxxviii. 7. 10.
God met with Joseph's brethren, for their sin in selling Joseph.-Gen. xliv. 16. xlii. 21.
Many plagues and judgments, against and upon Pharaoh and the Egyptians for their sins, in not letting Israel go.-Exod. vii. viii. ix. x. xi. xii.
God said, he would send his angel before Israel: but he would not go up, because they had sinned.-Exod. xxxiii. 2, &c.
And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and behold it is a stiffnecked people: now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them, &c. Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book, &c. I will visit their sins upon them. And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf-Exod. xxxii. 9, 10.
God's judgment upon Nadab and Abihu for offering strange fire, &c.Levit. x. 1, 2.
Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: &c. therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants. Ye shall not commit any of these abominations, &c. that the land spue not you out also when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.-Levit. xviii. 24
But if ye will not hearken unto me, &c. I will appoint over you terror, &c. And if you will not for all this hearken, &c. then will I chastise you seven times more for your sins. Levit. xxvi. 14-39. The people complained (or murmured), and it displeased the Lord: and his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned amongst them, and consumed in the uttermost parts of the camp, &c. And they fell a lusting, &c. and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? &c. And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the people,
The children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and said, Would God we had died in the land of Egypt, &c. Wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should be a prey? &c. Let us make us a captain, and let us return, &c. And the Lord said, &c. How long will it be ere they believe me? &c. I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, &c. Surely they shall not see the land, &c. Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness, &c. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised, &c. Those who brought up the evil report upon the land, died of the plague, &c.-Numb. xiv. 1-4. 11, 12. 23. 29. 31, 32. 36, 37.
Korah and his company, for rebelling against Moses, and against Aaron, were swallowed up of the earth, &c. The people murmured against Moses for this: and God sent the plague amongst them.-Numb. xvi. 1-3. 30-33. 41. 45, 46.
Aaron and Moses both died, and were not suffered to enter into the land, because they rebelled against God's word at the waters of Meribah. -Numb. xx. 12. 23, 24. Deut. iii. 27. xxxii. 48-51. iv. 21, 22.
O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, &c.— Deut. v. 29.
The people spake against God, and against Moses: Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt, to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the Lord sent fiery serpents
all that he hath, because he hath transgressed, &c. And accordingly, Achan and his were stoned and burnt. Josh. vii. 1. 4, 5. 10. 12, 13. 15. 24-26.
If ye forsake the Lord, and serve strange gods, then he will turn and do you hurt, and consume you after that he hath done you good.-Josh. xxiv. 20. Judges ii. 13-15. x. 6. 13.
God rendered the wickedness of Abimelech, &c. in slaying his seventy brethren: and all the evil of the men of Shechem did God render upon their heads, &c.-Judges ix. 56, 57. God said, Did not I deliver you? &c. yet have ye forsaken me, &c. wherefore I will deliver you no more. Go and cry unto the gods ye have chosen; let them deliver you, &c.— Judges x. 11-14.
Samsons's Delilah was his ruin.— Judges xvi. 15—21.
The Benjamites cut off, and destroyed, for their great sin in abusing the Levite's concubine to death.Judges i. xix. xx.
God threatens Eli for his suffering his sons to sin so in the priesthood. 1 Sam. ii. 22, &c.
The Lord said, I will perform against Eli all things which I have spoken concerning his house, &c. for I have told him, that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity which he knoweth; because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not: and therefore have I sworn unto the house of Eli, that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever.-1 Sam. iii. 11-14. iv. 17, 18.
God's judgments upon the Philistines, while they kept the ark of God amongst them.-1 Sam. v. 6, &c.
He smote the men of Bethshemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the Lord, &c. fifty thousand and threescore and ten men. -1 Sam. vi. 19.
among the people, and they bit the people, and much people of Israel died.-Numb. xxi. 5, 6. .
The people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab, &c. and bowed down to their gods, &c. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and there was a plague amongst them, whereof twenty and four thousand died. Numb. xxv. 1—3. 8, 9.
All the men that followed Baal-peor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them.-Deut. iv. 3.
If thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them; I testify against you this day, that ye shall surely perish, as the nations which the Lord destroyed before your face.-Deut. viii. 19,20. xxxi. 16-18.
For the wickedness of these nations, the Lord thy God doth drive them out, &c.-Deut. ix. 5. xviii. 9, &c.
If thy brother, &c. thy daughter, or thy wife, &c. entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, &c. thou shalt not spare him, but thou shalt surely kill him, &c.Deut. xiii. 6, &c.
If thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day; all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee; cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field, &c.-Deut. xxviii. 15, &c. xxix. 19, 20. iii. 17-19.
Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? Is not he thy father? &c.-Deut. xxxii. 6. 32, &c.
Achan sinned in taking the cursed thing; and the anger of the Lord was kindled against the children of Israel, &c. and the men of Ai smote of them, &c. The Lord said, &c. neither will I be with you any more, except ye destroy the accursed from among you. Up, &c. And God said, He that is taken with the accursed thing shall be burnt with fire, he and
And the Lord said unto Samuel, &c. They have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them, &c. And God said, Ye shall cry out because of your king, &c. and the Lord will not hear you in that day.-1 Sam. viii. 4, 5. 7. 18, 19. x. 19.
The Lord sent thunder and rain in wheat harvest; and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. We have added unto all our sins this evil, to ask us a king, &c If ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king. 1 Sam. xii. 17-19. 25.
Saul offered sacrifice himself, &c. Samuel said to him, Thou hast done foolishly, &c. but now thy kingdom shall not continue.-1 Sam. xiii. 9, 10. 13, 14.
Samuel said unto Saul, Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king-1 Sam. xv. 9. 11. 17. 22, 23. 26.
The Lord also took away his Spirit from Saul, and an evil spirit from the Lord troubled him.-1 Sam. xvi. 1. 14. xix. 9.
And when Saul inquired of the Lord, the Lord answered him not, neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets, &c. Then he goes to a familiar spirit, &c. Samuel said, Why hast thou disquieted me, &c. And Saul said, God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, &c. The Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord, nor executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek; therefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee this day, &c.-1 Sam. xxviii. 6, 7. 15—19. 2 Chron. x. 13, 14.
dancing before the ark, &c. therefore she had no child unto the day of her death, &c.—2 Sam. vi. 6-8. 16. 23.
David's sin in the matter of Uriah's wife, &c. displeased the Lord.2 Sam. xi. 27.
And Nathan said unto David, &c. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, &c. and if that had been too little, I would. moreover have given unto thee such and such things: wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the Lord, to do evil in his sight? that thou hast killed Uriah, &c. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thy house, &c. Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house; and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun, &c. The child also shall surely die, &c. And the child died.-2 Sam. xii. 7-12. 14. 18.
Then Amnon, David's son, forceth Tamar, sister of Absalom, &c. And Absalom killeth Amnon. -2 Sam. xiii. 11-14. 28, 29.
Uzzah put forth his hand to the ark of God, and took hold of it, &c. and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for his error (or rashness), and there he died, &c. Michal, David's wife, despised David for his
Absalom conspireth against David, and rebels.-2 Sam. xv.
Absalom went in unto his father's concubines, in the sight of all Israel. 2 Sam. xvi. 21, 22.
Ahithophel's wickedness in adhering to Absalom against David; and his wicked counsels are punished, by his being rejected and given up to hang himself.-2 Sam. xvii. 1-3. 23.
Absalom is slain himself.-2 Sam. xviii. 14, 15.
There was a famine, &c. And David inquired of the Lord: and the Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for his bloody house; because he slew the Gibeonites, &c. The children of Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul sought to slay them in his zeal.— 2 Sam. xxi. 1, 2.
Josh. ix. 15.
And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, &c. David said, Go, number ye the people, &c. So the Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel,
&c. and there died seventy thousand men.-2 Sam. xxiv. 1, 2. 15.
Adonijah put to death by Solomon's order; and Joab for his sin, in killing of Abner, and Amasa, also put to death and Shimei also put to death for his cursing of David.1 Kings ii. 24, 25. 28. 31-34.36. 46. If you shall at all turn from following of me, you or your children; and will not keep my commandments, &c. then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them: and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb, and a by-word, &c.-1 Kings ix. 6-8.
And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice, &c. Wherefore the Lord said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant, &c. I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.-1 Kings xi. 9—11.
It was charged me by the word of the Lord, saying, Eat no bread, &c. Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, &c. and hast eaten bread, and drank water, &c. thy carcass shall not come unto the sepulchre of thy fathers, &c. A lion met him by the way, and slew him, &c. It is the man of God.-1 Kings xiii. 8, 9. 21, 22.
Baasha smote all the house of Jeroboam; he left not to Jeroboam any that breathed, until he had destroyed him; according to the saying of the Lord, &c. Because of the sins of Jeroboam, which he had sinned, and by which he made Israel to sin. —1 Kings xv. 27. 29, 30. 2 Chron. xii. 1, 2. 4, 5.
The very like threatening did God send to Baasha for his sins, &c. and accordingly executed it by Zimri his servant.-1 Kings xvi. 1-4.9—13.
God threatens, and sends a famine in Israel, for the sins of Ahab, &c.1 Kings xvii.
He killed Naboth, and possessed his vineyard, &c. Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou killed, and also taken possession? &c. In the place where dogs licked the blood of Naboth, shall dogs lick thy blood, even thine, &c. All this is executed against him, Jezebel, and Ahab's house.-1 Kings xxi. 14. 19. 21-24. xxii.38. 2 Kings ix. 33. 35. 37.
Tell Jeroboam, &c. Forasmuch as I have exalted thee from among the people, and made thee prince, &c. yet thou hast done evil above all that were before thee; for thou hast gone and made thee other gods, &c. Therefore, behold, I will bring evil upon the house of Jeroboam, and will cut off from Jeroboam him that pisseth against the wall, &c. Him that dieth of Jeroboam in the city, shall the dogs eat; and him that dieth in the field, shall the fowls of the air eat; for the Lord hath spoken it.—1 Kings xiv. 7-11.
Ahaziah fell down, &c. He sent to inquire of the god of Ekron, &c. And the Lord, by Elijah, sends thus: Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub, the god of Ekron? Now therefore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not come down from that bed, &c. but shalt surely die, &c. So he died according to the word of the Lord.— 2 Kings i. 2—4. 6. 17.
God punished Gehazi for his covetousness with leprosy.-2 Kings v. 20, &c.
So it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, &c. and walked in the statutes of the heathen, &c. The Lord testified against them by all the prophets, all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your ways, &c. Notwithstanding, they would not hear, but hardened their necks, &c. Therefore the Lord was very angry with Israel, and removed them out of his sight, &c. And the Lord rejected all the seed of Israel, and afflicted them, and delivered