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They also have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way the priests and the prophet have erred through strong drink, they are swallowed up of wine: they are out of the way through strong drink, they err in vision; they stumble in judgment: for all tables are full of vomit and filthiness.-Isa. xxviii. 7, 8.
His watchmen are blind, &c. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink; and to morrow shall be as this day, and much more abundant.-Isa. Ivi. 10-12.
One is hungry, and another is drunken, &c.-1 Cor. xi. 21.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, &c. envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like; of the which I tell you fore, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal. v. 19. 21.
Be not deceived; neither fornicators, &c. nor drunkards, shall inherit the kingdom of God.-1 Cor. vi. 9, 10.
Achan's covetous desire of the silver, and wedge of gold, and Babylonish garment, gave Israel trouble, and brought ruin upon himself, his children, and his substance.-Josh. vii. 5. 18-20. 24, 25.
The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich, &c.—1 Sam. ii. 7, 8.
Ahab's covetousness of Naboth's vineyard, troubled Ahab, caused Naboth's murder, and Ahab's destruction.-1 Kings xxi. 1-4. xxii.
Gehazi's covetousness of Naaman's gifts, procured the leprosy upon himself.-2 Kings v. 20-22. 27.
Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.Ps. cxix. 36.
He that is greedy of gain, troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.—Prov. xv. 27.
Give me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me; lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord?-Prov. xxx. 8, 9.
Woe unto him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he
may set his nest on high.-Hab. ii. 9, 10.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal, &c. for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also, &c. I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body what you shall put on, &c. behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not, neither do they reap, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them; are ye not much better than they? Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature ?-Matt. vi. 19. 25-27.
Judas's covetousness led him to offer to the chief priests to betray Christ, and to covenant with them for thirty pieces of silver to perform it.-Matt. xxvi. 14-16.
Take heed, and beware of covetousness for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.-Luke xii. 15.
Being filled with all unrighteousness, &c. covetousness, &c. God gave them over to a reprobate mind, &c. Rom. i. 28, 29.
I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous.-1 Cor. v. 11.
The unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God, &c. nor covetous.-1 Cor. vi. 9, 10. Eph. v. 5. Covetousness, let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh saints, &c. for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.-Eph. v. 3. 6. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth, &c. Covetousness, which is idolatry.-Col. iii. 5.
temptation, and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition: for the love of money is the root of all evil; which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced. themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things. -1 Tim. vi. 7—10.
We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out; and having food and raiment, let us be therewith content. But they that will be rich, fall into
Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernable? &c. he that speaketh the truth from his heart.-Ps. xv. 1, 2.
The mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.-Ps. lxiii. 11.
I hate and abhor lying, but thy law do I love.-Ps. cxix. 163.
These six things doth the Lord hate, &c. a lying tongue.—Prov. vi. 16, 17.
OF LYING AND EQUIVOCATING.
Ye shall not lie one to another.- OF TEMPTING GOD: OR WHEREIN MEN Levit. xix. 11.
MAY BE SAID TO TEMPT HIM.
The lips of truth shall be established for ever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.—Prov. xii. 19.
The Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, &c. by lying, &c. therefore shall the land mourn.Hosea iv. 1-3.
Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit.Hosea xi. 12.
Those are the things that ye shall do, speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour.-Zech. viii. 16.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds. Col. iii. 9.
Why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to (or to deceive) the Holy Ghost? &c. Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.-Acts v. 3-5.
Wherefore, putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour for we are members one of another.-Eph. iv. 25.
The law is made for the lawless, &c. for liars.-1 Tim. i. 9, 10.
All liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death, &c. There shall in no wise enter into the New Jerusalem any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie.-Rev. xxi. 8. 27.
For without are dogs, and sorcerers, &c. and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.-Rev. xxii. 15.
When the Jews had asked Jesus, Is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar? he said unto them, Why tempt ye me?-Mark xii. 14, 15. Luke iv. 2.
The Jews tempted Christ, that they might have to accuse him about the woman taken in adultery.—John viii. 4-6.
Ananias and Sapphira are said to tempt the Lord by their lying about the sale of their possessions.-Acts v. 1-10.
Now, therefore, why tempt ye God to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear?-Acts xv. 10.
Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents.-1 Cor. x. 9.
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man.-James
OF WITCHCRAFT: OR DEALING WITH
Manasseh, &c. observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with familiar spirits, and wizards.-2 Kings
THOU shalt not suffer a witch to live. xxi. 1. 6. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 6.
The workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, &c. did Josiah put away.-2 Kings xxiii. 24.
The soul that turneth after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off, &c. A man also, or a woman, that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death.-Levit. xx. 6. 27.
So Saul died for his transgression, &c. and also for asking counsel of one that had a familiar spirit, to inquire of it.-1 Chron. x. 13.
Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and are soothsayers, like the Philistines.-Isa. ii. 6.
When they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? for the living, to the dead?—Isa. viii. 19.
Stand thou with thy enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail, &c. Let now the astrologers,
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the Lord your God.-Levit. xix. 31.
When Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for (or to the meeting of) enchantments. Numb. xxiv. 1. xxiii. 23. Josh. xxiii. 7.
a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer; for all that do these things, are an abomination unto the Lord; and because of these abominations, the Lord thy God doth drive them out from before thee.-Deut. xviii. 10-12. 14. 20.
Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.-1 Sam. xv. 23.
Saul said unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And Saul went to her, and said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up whom I shall name, &c. which she did (though she hazarded her life by it).—1 Sam. xxviii. 7, &c.
What peace, so long as the whoredoms of thy mother Jezebel, and her witchcrafts are so many?-2 Kings ix. 22.
There shall not be found among you any, &c. that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or
OF A HARDENED HEART, &c.
the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators stand up, and save thee from these things which shall come upon thee.-Isa. xlvii. 12, 13.
The king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to shew the king his dreams.-Dan. ii. 2. 10. iv. 7. v. 7.
I will cut off witchcraft out of thy hand, and thou shalt have no more soothsayers.-Micah v. 12.
Sorcerers (among others) are to have their part in the lake which burneth, &c.-Rev. xxi. 8. Without are dogs and sorcerers, &c.-Rev. xxii, 15.
Because of the multitude of the whoredoms of the well favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her whoredoms, and families through her witchcrafts.-Nahum iii. 4.
I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers.-Mal. iii. 5.
If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out?-Luke xi. 19.
OF A HARDENED HEART, AND GOD'S GIVING MEN UP TO HARDNESS OF HEART.
THE Lord said unto Moses, &c. See that thou do all these wonders before Pharaoh, &c. but I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall not let the people go.-Exod. iv. 21. vii. 13, 14. viii. 15.
Sihon, king of Heshbon, would not let Israel pass by him for the Lord thy God hardened his spirit, that he might deliver him into thy hand.-Deut. ii. 30.
He turned their hearts to hate his people, and to deal subtily with his servants.-Ps. cv. 25.
O Lord, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear?-Isa. lxiii. 17.
There was a certain man called Simeon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that -Acts himself was some great one. viii. 9.
They found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar-jesus, &c. who sought to turn away the deputy from the faith, &c. Then Saul said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, &c.-Acts xiii. 6—10.
A certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination (or of Python) met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying, &c. which spirit Paul cast out.Acts xvi. 16-18.
Certain of the vagabond Jews exorcists, when they saw Paul cast out evil spirits, attempted to do the same, in the name of the Lord Jesus; but the evil spirit overcame them, upon which many of them which used curious arts, brought their books together and burned them.-Acts xix. 13-16. 18, 19.
Thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.-Jer. v. 3.
They hearkened not unto me, nor inclined to me, but hardened their neck; they did worse than their fathers.-Jer. vii. 26.
The works of the flesh are manifest, &c. witchcrafts.-Gal. v. 19, 20.
Ephraim is joined to idols; let him alone.-Hosea iv. 17.
Jesus spake to the wilful Jews in parables, Because (said he) they seeing, see not, &c. for this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see, &c. and should be converted, and I should heal them.Matt. xiii. 13-15. Acts xxviii. 25 -27.
According to which prophecy, their judicial hardness was evident in their persecuting Christ to the death, notwithstanding the apparent evidence