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Blefled * are they that () (9) Mare. XXV. 34, 35,40. Come, CONSIDER the Poor ; the ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Lord will deliver them in the the Foundation of the World; for,
Kingdom prepared for you from time of Trouble :
I was an hungred, and ye gave me The Lord will preserve Meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave
taon shemalios me Drink; I was a Stranger, and chem, and keep them alive, me
"C, ye took me in; naked, and ye and they shall be bleffed up-cloathed me, c. Inasmuch as ye on the Earth; and thou wilt have done it unto one of the least not deliver them
am into the of these my Brechren, ye have done into the
if unto me. Will of thine Enemies.
The Lord will strengthen (r) 2 Cor. iv. 16, 17. Though our them upon the Bed of (o) outward Man Perish, yet the in
ward Man is RENEWED Day by languishing, and will make Day. For our light AFFLICTION, all their Beds in their Sick, which is but for a Moment, workness.
iii. eth for us a far more exceeding God is their y RefUGE 10
and eternal Weight of Glory. and STRENGTH, a very prefent HELP in time of Trou
(s) Heb. x111.6. The Lord is my ble.
Helper, and I will not fear what Man Therefore they do not (s) shall do unto me. Chap. vi. 19. FEAR, though the Earth be Which HOPE we have as an Anremoved, and though the faft, and which entereth into that
chor of the Soul, both sure and stedMountains be carried into the within the Vail. midft of the Sea.
(t) Fohn XI. 25, 26. I am the God i will (1) REDEEM RESURRECTION and the LIFE:
he that believeth in me, though their Soul from the Power of he were dead, yet shall he live ; the GRAVE. for he shall re- and whosoever liveth, and believe ceive them
eth in me, thall never die.
(u) Heb. XIII. S. Let your ConTo him 2 that ordereth versation be without COVETOUShis Conversation (1) aright, NEŠS, and be content with such God will hew his Salvation things as ye have ; for he hath Caft ó thy (ac) BURDEN
said, I will never leave thee, nor
forlake thee. upon the Lord, and he shall (xj Matt. x1.28, 29. Come unto sustain thec : he shall never me, all ye that labour, and are heafuffer the RIGHTEOUS to be
vy laden, and I will give you Rest.
Take my Yoke upon you, and learn moved :
of me, for I am meek and lowly in. What c time they are a- Heart, and ye shall find Rest unto fraid, in God they put their your TRUST, and will not fear what Flesh can do unto them.
For God that delivereth their Souls from Death,
* P. XLI. 1, 2, 3. y PS. XLVI. 1, 2. ? PS. XLIX. 15. • Pf. L. 23. b PS. Lv. 22. c PS.LVI: 3,13. K2
will deliver their Feet from (y) falling, that they may (9) 2 Cor. iv. 9. Persecuted, but walk before God in the Light
not FOKSAKEN ; cast down, but Derore you in
not DESTROYED. of the Living.
Fret d not thy self because of evil Doers, neither be thou envious against the Workers of INIQUITY :
For they shall foon be cut down like the Grafs, and wither as the green Herb.
TRUST in the Lord, and do Good; so shalt thou dwell in the Land, and verily thou shalt be fed.
Delight thy self also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the Desires of thine Heart.
Commit thy Way unto the Lord; trust also in him, and he shall bring it to pass :
And he shall bring forth thy RighTEOUSNESS as the Light, and thy JUDGMENT as the Noon-day.
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him : Fret not thy self because of him who profpereth in his Way, because of the Man who bringeth wicked Devices to pass.
Cease from Anger, and forsake Wrath ; fret not thy self in any wise to do Evil :
For evil Doers shall be cut off, but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the Earth. * For yet a little while, and the Wicked shall not be; yea, thou shalt diligently consider his Place, and it shall not be.
But the Meek shall inherit the Earth , and shall delight themselves in the Abundance of Peace.
The Wicked plotteth against the Just, and gnasheth upon him with his Teeth :
The Lord shall laugh at him, for he seeth that his Day
The Wicked have drawn out the Sword, and have bent their Bow to cast down the Poor and Needy, and to play such as be of upright Conversation :
Their Sword shall enter into their own Heart, and their Bows shall be broken.
A little that the RIGHTEOUS Man hath, is better than the Riches of many Wicked.
For the Arms of the Wicked shall be broken ; but the Lord upholdeth the RIGHTEOUS.
The Lord knoweth the Days of the Upright; and their Inheritance shall be for ever.
is cohe Wickedcht down the Pation
their Bow of uprigall enter
wo Heart, and the
Palm xxxy11. 1, to the End.
They Thall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the Days of Famine they shall be satisfied.
But the Wicked Mall PERISH, and the Enemies of the Lord shall be as the Fat of Lambs, they shall CONSUME: into Smoak they shall consume away.
The Wicked borroweth, and payeth not again ; but the RIGHTEOUS sheweth Mercy, and giveth.
For such as be blessed of him, Thall inherit the Earth ; and they that be cursed of him, shall be cut off.
The Steps of a good Man are ordered by the Lord; and he delightech in his Way:
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down ; for the Lord upholdeth him with his Hand.
I have been young, and now am old, yet have I not seen the RIGHTEOUS forsaken, nor his Seed begging Bread,
He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his Seed is bleffed.
Depart from Evil, and do Good, and dwell for evermore.
For the Lord loveth Judgment, and FORSAKETH not his Saints; they are PRESERVED for ever : but the Seed of the Wicked shall be cut off.
The Righteous Mall inherit the Land, and dwell therein for ever.
The Mouth of the Righteous speaketh Wisdom ; and bis Tongue talketh of Judgment :
The Law of his God is in his Heart, none of his Steps shall slide.
The Wicked watcheth the Righteous, and seeketh to flay him :
The Lord will not leave him in his Hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Wait on the Lord, and keep his Way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the Land : When the Wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
I have seen the Wicked in great Power, and spreading himself like a green Bay-Tree :
Yet he paffed away, and lo, he was not; yea, I fought him, but he could not be found.
Mark the perfect Man, and behold the Upright, for the End of that Man is Peace.
But the Transgreffors shall be destroyed together, the End of the Wicked shall be cut off.
But the Salvation of the Righteous is of the Lord; he is their Strength in the time of Trouble.
And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them ; he Shall deliver them from the Wicked, and save them because they trust in him.
A Representation of the
Misery of the Ungodly.
HE(a) UNGOD- (0) Matt. 111. 12. Whose Fan is
Wheat into the Garner, but he Wind driveth a- will burn up the CHAFP with unway.
quenchable Fire. Therefore (6) they shall
(6) Matt. xxv. 41,46. Then shall
he say unto them on his left Hand, not STAND in the Judgment.
Depart from me ye cursed, into everFor the Way of the Un- Jasting Fire, prepared for the Devil godly shall perish. . and his Angels. And these shall go
away into everlasting Punishment, There b is no FAITHFUL
but the Righteous into Life eternal. NESS in their Mouth, and 2 Thel: 1.7,8,9,10. The Lord Jeo their inward Part is very sus shall be revealed from Heaven, WICKEDNESS; their (c) with his mighty Angels, in flaming
1) Fire, taking Vengeance on them Throat is an open Sepul- that know not God, and that obey chre, they flatter with their not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus
Chrift; who Thall be punished with Tongues..
everlasting Destruation from the
Presence of the Lord, and from the Glory of his Power, when he shall come to be glorified in his Saints, and to be admired in all them that believe, Mark ix. 44. Where their Worm dieth not, and the Fire is not quenched.
(c) Rom. Jjl. 12, 13,16,17. They are all gone out of the Way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that doth good, no not one : Their Throat is an open Sepulchre; with their Tongues they have used Deceit; the Poison of Asps is under their Lips; whose Mouth is full of Cursing and Bitterness : Destruction and Misery is in their Ways, and the Way of PEACE have they not known; there is no Fear of God before their Eyes.
· Psalm 1. 4,5,6.'
Psalm v. 9,10.
God will (d) DESTROY (d) 2 Pet. 11. 3, 9, &c. Whose them, and let them fall by JUDGMENT now of a long timelinbeir own Counsels : They ilumbereth not. The Lord know
gereth not, and their Damnation Thall be cast out in the Mul- cth how to deliver the Godly out of titude of their Tranfgref. Temptations, and to reserve the fiops, for they have rebelled
Sic UNJUST unto the Day of Judgment
to be punished : But chicfy them againft God.
that walk after the Flesh in the God is (@) angry c with the Lult of Uncleanness, and despise Wicked every Day;
Government : PRESUMPTvous are
they, SELF-WILLED; they are not And if he turns not, he will afraid to speak evil of Dignities, whet his Sword.
These are natural brute Bealts, made He ordaineth his Arrows to
me to be taken and DESTROYED;
rows speak evil of the things that they against the Perfecutors: understand not, and shall utterly pe
Who travail with INIQUI- rish in their own Corruption; and TY. who conceive Mischief, shall receive the Reward of Unrigh
teousness, as they that count it Pleaand bring forth Fallhood. sure to riot in the Day-time, sport
Their Mischief shall return ing themselves with their own Deupon their own Head, and ceivings: having Eyes full of Adul
su tery, that cannot cease from Sin ; their violent Dealing Shall
at Deanng hans beguiling unstable Souls : An Heart come down upon their own they have, exercised with covetous Pate.
Practices : Curfed Children; which
are Wells without Water; Clouds WICKED, and put out their that are carried with a Tempelt, to Name for ever.
whom the Mist of Darkness is reThe Wicked are snared in served for ever.
(c) 2 Pet. IIL.7,9. The Heavens the Work of their own Hands. and the Earth which are now, are
The Wicked shall be turn- kept in Store, reserved unto Fire, ed into Hell, and all the Na. against the Day of Judgment and
Perdition of ungodly Men. The tions that forget God. Lord is not flack concerning his
Promise, (as some Men count llackpels) but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should PERISH, but that all should come to Repentance. 2 Thef: 11.8. Whom the Lord shall consume with the Spirit of his Mouth, and shall destroy with the Brightness of his coming. Ifai. xxx. 33. Tophet is ordained of old; he hath made it deep and large: The Pile thereof is Fire and moch Wood; the Breath of the Lord, like a Stream of Brimstone, doth kindle it. Jude 14, 15. The Lord cometh with ten thousands of his Saints to EXECUTE Judgment upon all, and to CONVInce all that are UNGODLY among them, of all their ungodly Deeds, which they have ungodly commiteed; and of all their hard Speeches, which ungodly Sinners have spoken against him. Rev. xu. 10. He that leadETH into Capcivity, shall go into Captivity; he that killeth with the Sword, must be killed wsth the Sword. Here is the PATIENCE and tho FAITH of the Saints.
• Psalm VII, 11, to 14, 16.
Pfalm 1x. 5,16,17,