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CH A P. XVIII.

i Jethro bringeth to Nioses his Wife and two Sons : 7 Moses

entertaineth him, 13 and accepteth his Counsel.

CH A P. XIX.

i The People come to Sinai. 3 God's Mesage to the People

out of the Mount : 8 Their Answer returned. 16 The scarful Presence of God upon the Mount.

Veri' were gone forth out of the Land of Egypt, the

N the third Month, when the Children of Israel fame Day came they into the Wilderness of Sinai.

2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the Defart of Sinai, and had pitched in the Wilderness, and there Israel camped before the Mount.

3 And Moles went up unto Gon, and the LORD called unto him out of the Mountain, saying, Thus fhalt thou say unto the House of Jacob, and tell the Children of Ifrael;

4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I BARE you on Eagle's Wings, and brought you unto myfelf. 5 i Now therefore, if ye

i isa. xliii. 1 Now thus faith the will obey my Voice indeed,

Lord that created thee, O JACOB,

and he that formed thee, O ISRAEL, and keep my COVENANT, Fear not: for I have REDEEMED thee, then

ye
shall be a PECULIAR

I have CALLED thee by thy Name,

thou art MINE. TREASURE unto me above

2 When chou passes through the all People : for all the Earth WATERS, I will be wiTH THEE ; and is mine.

through the Rivers they thall nog

overflow thee : when thou waikest through the Fire, thou shalt not be burnt ; neither shall the Flame kindle upon thee.

3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy SAVIOUR.

I a. xli 8 But thou Israel ait my Servant, JACOB whom I have chosen, the Seed of ABRAHAM my Friend.

9 Thou whom I have TAKEN from the Ends of the Earth, and called thee from the chicf Ends thereor, and said unto thee, Thou art my SERVANT, I have CHOSEN thee, and not cast thee away

i tonn in. i Behold what manner of Love the Father hath BESTOWED upon us, that we should be CALLED the Sons of God; therefore the World knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

2 Now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we Mall be : but we know, that when he shall APPEAR, we shall be like him, for we Drall see him as he is,

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* And every Man that hath this Hope in him, PURIFIETH himself, even as he is pure

Col i. iz Giving Thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be PARTAKERS of the INHERITANCE of the Saints in Light :

13 Who hath DELIVERED us from the Power of DARKNESS, and hath translated us into the KINGDOM of his DEAR SON.

14 lo whom we have REDEMPTION through his Blood, even the FORGIVENESS of SINS. 6 k And ye shall be unto I Petii.

9 Ye are a CHOSEN GEme a Kingdom of Priests,

NERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an

HOLY NATION, a PECULIAR PEOPLE, and an HOLY NATIon. These that ye should shew forth the PRAISES are the Words which thou of him who hath called you out of

DARKNESS into his marvellous LIGHT, fhalt speak unto the Children

10 Which in time past were not a of Israel.

People, but are now the PEOPLE of 7 And Moses came and God: which lrad not obtained Mercalled for the Elders of the cy, but now have obtained Mercy.

1 Dearly beloved, I beseech you People, and laid before their as Strangers and Pilgrims, abstain Faces all these Words which from FLESHLY Lusts, which war a

gainst the Soul; the LORD commanded him.

Rev. i. 4 Grace he unto you, and 8 And all the People an- PEACE from him which is, and which fwered together, and said, All was, and which is 10 COME; that the Lord hath spoken, the FaitHFUL Witness, and the First

s And from Jesus Christ, who is we will do. And Moses re- BEGOTTEN of the DEAD, and the PRINCE turned the Words of the Peo- of the Kings of the Earth: unto

him that LOVED us, and WASHED Us ple unto the LORD.

from our Sins in his own B1OOD, 9 And the Lord said unto 6 And hath made us KINGS and

PRIESTS unto God and his FATHER ; Moses, Lo, I come unto

to him be GLORY and DOMINION for thee in a thick Cloud, that ever and ever. the People may hear when I speak with thee, and BELIEVE thee for ever. And MOSES told the Words of the People unto the LORD.

To And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the People, and SANCTIFY them To-day and To-morrow, and let them wash their Cloaths,

11 And be ready against the third Day : for the third Day the LORD will come down in the Sight of all the People upon Mount Sinai.

12 And thou shalt set Bounds unto the People round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the Mount, or touch the Border of it: whosoever TOUCHETH the Mount, shall be surely put to DEATH.

13 There shall not an Hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through; whether it be Beast or Min, it shall not LIVE : when the TRUMPET soundeth long, they shall come up to the Mount.

14. And Moses went down from the Mount unto the People, and SANCTIFIED the People, and they washed their Cloaths.

15 And he said unto the People, Be ready against the third Day: come not at your Wives.

16 And it came to pass on the third Day in the Morning, that there were THUNDERS and Lightnings, and a thick Cloud upon the Mount, and the Voice of the Trumpet EXCEEDING LOUD; so that all the People that was in the Camp TREMBLED.

17 And Mofes brought forth the People out of the Camp to meet with God, and they stood at the nether Part of the Mount. 18 ' And Mount SINAI

1 Heb. xii. 18 Ye aie not come to was altogether on a Smoke, and that BURNED with Fire, nor un

the MOUNT that might be couched, because the LORD DESCEND- to Blackness, and Darkness, and ED upon it in Fire : and the TEMPEST. Smoke thereof afcended as and the Voice of Words, which

19 And the SOUND of a TRUMPET, the Smoke of a Furnace, and Voice they that heard, intreated the whole Mount

QUAKED

that the Word should not be spokea

to them any more : greatly.

20 (For they could not ENDURE 19 And when the VOICE that which was COMMANDED. And if of the TRUMPET founded so much as a Beast touch the Moun

tain, it Ihall be stoned, or thrust long, and waxed louder and through with a Dart. louder, Moses spake, and 21 And so TERRIBLE was ihe Sight, God answered him by a and QUAKE )

that Moses said, I exceedingly FEAR Voice.

22 But re are come unto Mount 20 And the LORD came Sion, and unto the City of the udown Mount SINAI,

VING God, the HEAVENLY JERUSAupon

LEM, and to an innumerabic Com on the Top of the Mount : pany of ANGELS. and the LORD called Moses 23 To the General AssEMBLY and up to the Top of the Mount, are written in Heaven, and to GOD

CHURCH of the FIRST-BORN, which and Moses went up.

the Judge of all, and to the SPIRITS 21 And the LORD said of just Men made PERFECT. unto Moses, Go down, charge the New COVENANT, and to the BLOOD

24 And to Jesus the MEDIATOR of the People, lest they break of SPRINKLING, that speakerb BETTER through unto the Lord to Things than that of ABEL.

25 See that ye REFUS& not him that gaze, and many of them pe- SPEAKETH : for if they ESCAPED DOT, rish.

who refused him that SPAKE ON EARTH, 22 And let the Priests much more Thall not we ESCAPE, if

WE TURN away from him that SPEAKalso which come near to the Eth from HEAVEN : LORD, SANCTIFY themselves, 26 Whole Voice theni shook the left the LORD break forth

EARTH ; but now he hath promised,

upon thom.

24 And

24 And the LORD said saying, Yet once more I SHAKE noc unto him, Away, get thee

the EARTH only, but also HEAVEN.

27 And this WORD, Yet once more, down, and thou shalt come significth the REMOVING of those up, thou, and Aaron with Things that are shaKEN, as of the thee : but let not the Priests Things that are made, that those

Things which CANNOT BE SHAKEN may and the People break through, REMAIN. to come up unto the LORD,

28 Wherefore we RECEIVING a KING

DOM which cannot be MOVED, let us left he break forth upon them. have Grace, whereby we may serve

25 So Moses went down God acceptably, with REVERENCE unto the People, and spake and GODLY FEAR

29 For our God is a CONSUM INQ unto them.

FIRE.

CHAP. XX..

The Ten Commandments. 22 Idolatry forbidden. 24 Of

what Sort the Altar should be.

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Ver. I AND m GOD spake o Matth. v. 17 Think not that I all these Words,

am come to destroy the Law or the

PROPHETS : I am not come to desaying,

Itroy, but to FULFIL. 2 I am the LORD thy God, Marth, xix. 17 If thou wilt ENTER

into LIFE, KEEP the COMMANDMENTS. which have brought thee out

Rom. vii. 12 The Law is HOLY, and of the Land of Egypt, out of the COMMANDMENT HOLY, and just, the House of Bondage.

and good.

John xiv. 21 He that hath my Com, MANDMENTS and keepech them, he it is that LOVETH me.

The COMMANDMENTS.

I. Ver. 3 TH o lhalt

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Marth. iv. 10 Thou shalt WORSHIP no other Gods be the Lord thy God, and him only

fore me.

Ihalt thou SERVE.

Mark xii. 30 Thou shalt LOVE the LORD thy God with all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul, and with all thy MIND, and with all thy STRENGTH.

Jelm xvii. 3 This is LIFE ETERNAL, that they might know thee, the only TRUE GOD, and Jesus CHRIST whom thou haft lent.

Heb. xi. 6 Without Faith it is impoflible 10 PLEASE GOD : for he that cometh to God, muft BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK him.

Psal. xix, i The HEAVENS declare the GLORY of GoD : and the FIRMAMENT heweth his handy WORK.

2 Day unto Day uttereth Speech, and Night unto Night sheweth Knows ledge.

There is no Speech nor Language, where their Voice is not heard. Matth. xi. 27 No Man knoweth the Son but the Father ; neither knoweth any Man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsocves the Son will REVEAL him,

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I cor,

I Cor. i. 21 For after that, in the Wisdom of God, the world by wisdom knew dot God, it pleased God by the Foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

I Chron. xxviii. 9 And thou, Solomon my Son, Know thou the God of thy FATHERS, and SBRVE him with a PERFECT HEARI, and with a WILLING MIND : for the LORD SEARCHETH all Hearts, and understandech all the Imaginations of the Thoughts : if thou seeK him, he will be FOUND of thee ; but if thou FORSAKE him, he will cast thee off for EVER. 11.

4 o Thou shalt not inake ° 1 Cor. x. 14 My dearly beloved, uiito thee any Gaven Jiage, FLEE from IDOLATRY. of any Likeness of any thing the Temple of God, with Idols.

2 Cor. vi. 16 What Agreement hath that is in Heaven above, oz

1 John v. 21 Little Children, keep that is tn the Earth beneach), yourselves from Idols. ol that is in the water under John iv, 24 God is a SPIRIT, and the Earth.

they that worship him, muft worthip

him in Spirit, and in TRUTH 5 hou shalt not bow down

I Cor. x. 7 Neither be IDOLATERS, thyself to thent, 1102 serve them: as were some of them. fo: 1 the Lord thy God am a 20 I say, that the Things which jealous God, visiting the J = the Gentiles facrifice, they facrifice niquity of the Fathers upon would not that ye should have Fel

to Devils, and not to God : and I the Children unto the third lowship with Devils

. and fourth Generation of chem Ezek. xiv. 7 Every one of the House that hate me :

of Israel, or of the Stranger that so6 and the wing Mercy unto journeth in Israel which separateth rhousands of their that lode Idols in his Heart, and putteth the

himself from me, and setteth up his mie, and keep my Command- Scumbling-block of his Iniquity beilients.

fore his Face, and cometh to a Pro

phet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself.

& And I will set iny Face against that Man, and will make him a Sign and a Proverb, and I will cur him off from the midst of my People, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

Ezek. viii 12 Then said he unto me, Son of Man, haft thou seen what the Ancients of the House of Israel do in the Dark, every Man in the CHAMBERS of his IMAGERY! for they say, The Lord seeth us not, the LORD hath forsaken the Earıh.

I Cor. viii. 4 We know that an Idol is nothing in the World, and that there is none other God but one.

Rom. i. 20 For the INVISIBLE Things of him from the Creation of the World are clearly seen, being understood by the Things that are made, even his ETERNAL Power and GODHEAD; so that they are without Excuse:

21 Because that when they knew God, they GLORIFIED him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their IMAGINATIONS, and their foolish Heart was darkned.

25 Who CHANGED the Truth of God into a Lie, and worshipped the CREATURE more than the CREATOR.

III. 7 P Thou shalt not take p fames v. 12 Above all Things, the Panne of the Lord thy God my Brethren, swear not, neither by in vain: for the Lord will ther by any other OATH : but let

Heaveni, neither by the Earth, neinot hold him guiltless that your Yea, be Yea, and your Nay, takerh his fane in vaille Nay ; left ye fall into CONDEMNA

TION,

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