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CHAPTER VII.

PROMISES TO THE SICK AND AFFLICTED.

Job 11:16. Thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away.

Ps. 68: 13. Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Ps. 71:20. Thou which hath showed me sore and great trouble, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Jer. 31 : 13. I will turn their mourning into joy, and wilt comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Hos. 6:1. Come, and let us return unto the Lord, for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up.

Ps. 136: 23. Who remembered us in our low estate : for his mercy endureth forever.

Ps. 31:7. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble: thou hast known my soul in adversity.

Ps. 73:26. My flesh and my heart faileth; but God is the strength of my heart.

Lam. 3:31 — 33. The Lord will not cast off forever. But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

2 Cor. 4:16, 17. Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

2 Cor.5:1. For we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

Of Recovery from Sickness. Job 33 : 25. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's; he shall return to the days of his youth.

Support under Sickness.

Ps. 41:3. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Deliverance from Death. 1 Sam. 2: 6. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

Deut, 32:39. See now, that I, even I am He, and there is no Gọd with me: I kill, and I make alive : I wound, and I heal.

Job 19:25, 26. I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth ; and though, after my skin, worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall · I see God.

Use of Afflictions. Ps. 119: 67. Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now have I kept thy word.

Ps. 119: 71. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

Ps. 119: 75. I know, O Lord, iby judg. ments are right, and thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me,

Job 5.: 17, 18. ; Happy is the man whom God 'correcteth : therefore despise not thou the chastenings of the Almighty, For he maketh sore, and bindeih up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole.

Ps. 94: 12. Blessed is the man whom thou

chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law.

Prov. 3: 12. Whom the Lord loveth he correcteth ; even as the father the son in whom he delighteth.

Heb: 12:6, 7. Whom the Lord' loyeth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as sons: for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not:?

Heb. 12:10, 11. They verily, for a few days chastened us after their own, pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness, unto them which are exer.cised thereby.

Rev. 3:19. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.

To the Fatherless and Widow. Ps. 68:5. A father of the fatherless, and à judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation.

Ps. 146:9. He relieveth the fatherless and widow.

Prov. 23: 10, 11. Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless. For their Redeemer is mighty: he shall plead their cause with thee.

Jer. 49:11. Leave thy fatherless children, I will preserve them alive; and let thy widows trust in me.

Hosea 14: 3. In thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

To the Poor and Helpless. Ps. 9:18. The needy shall not always be forgotten; the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.

Ps. 68:10. Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor.

Ps. 132: 15. I will satisfy her poor with bread.

Ps. 62: 12. He shall deliver the needy when he crieth': the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

Ps. 102:17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.

Ps. 113:7. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dung. hill.

Ps. 107:41. He setteth the poor on high

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