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me for I am weak; my soul is also sore in the bitterness of my soul. Lord, by these vexed; I am weary with my groaning; mine things men live, and in all these things is the eye is consumed because of grief. The Lord life of my spirit, so wilt thou recover me, and hath heard my supplication; the Lord will make me to live. Behold, for peace I had receive my prayer. Let all mine enemies be great bitterness; but thou hast in love to my ashamed ; let them return and be ashamed soul delivered it from the pit of corruption; suddenly. Ps. vi. 1, 2, 3. 6, 7. 9, 10. How for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. long wilt thou forget me, O Lord ? for ever? The living, the living, he shall praise thee us how long wilt thou hide thy face from me? I do this day. 18. xxxviii. 14–19. The how long shall I take counsel in my soul, redeemed of the Lord shall return, and come having sorrow in my heart daily? But I have with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy trusted in thy mercy; my heart shall rejoice shall be upon their head, and sorrow, and in thy salvation. Ps. xiii. 1, 2. 5. Lord, thou mourning shall flee away. Is. li. Il. I, eren didst hide thy face, and I was troubled. I I, am he, that comforteth you: who art thou cried to thee, O Lord, and unto the Lord I made that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that supplication. Thou hast turned for me my shall die, and of the son of man, which shall mourning into dancing; thou hast put off my be made as grass. Is. li. 12. I have seen sackcloth, and girded me with gladness. Ps. his ways, and will heal "him” (“the peniXXX. 7, 8. 11. When I kept silence, my bones tent"), I will lead him also, and restore comwaxed old through my roaring all the day forts unto him, and to his mourners. Is. long; for day and night thy hand was heavy lvii. 18. The Lord hath anointed me (sait upon me: I acknowledged my sin unto thee, the prophet respecting Christ), to proclaim the and mine iniquity have I not hid. Thou art acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of my hiding-place : thou shalt preserve me from vengeance of our God, to appoint unto them trouble : thou shalt compass me about with that mourn in Zion, to give unto them, beauty songs of deliverance. Ps. xxxii. 3, 4, 5. 7. for ashes; the oil of joy for mourning; the I waited patiently for the Lord, and he in- garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; clined unto me, and heard my cry; he brought that they might be called Trees of righteme up also out of an horrible pit, out of the ousness, the Planting of the Lord, that he miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and might be glorified. Is. Ixi. 2, 3. Rejoice ye established by goings, and he hath put a new with Jerusalem, and be glad with her all ye song into my mouth, even praise unto our that love her; rejoice for joy with her all ye God. Ps. xl. 1, 2, 3. But I am poor and that mourn for her. Is. Ixvi. 10. He that sorrowful ; let thy salvation, O God, set me scattered Israel will gather him, and keep up on high. I will praise the name of God him as a shepherd doth his flock; for the with a song, and will magnify him with Lord hath redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him thanksgiving. Ps. Ixix. 29, 30. The sorrows from the hand of him that was stronger than of death compassed me, and the pains of hell he. Therefore they shall come and sing in gat hold upon me; I found trouble and sorrow. the height of Zion, and shall flow together to Then called I upon the name of the Lord; the goodness of the Lord. Refrain thy voice O Lord, I beseech thee, deliver my soul. The from weeping, and thine eyes from tears; Lord preserveth the simple; I was brought for thy work shall be rewarded saith the Lord, low, and he helped me. Return unto thy and they shall come again from the land of rest, O my soul ; for the Lord hath dealt the enemy. And there is hope in thine end bountifully with thee. Ps. cxvi. 3, 4. 6, 7. saith the Lord, that thy children shall come They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. again to their own border. Je. xxxi. 10. 12. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing 16, 17. They that escape of them (Israel), precious seed, shall doubtless come again with shall escape and shall be on the mountain like rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Ps. doves of the valleys, all of them mourning cxxvi. 5, 6. Though thou wast angry with every one for his iniquity. Ex. vii. 16. Go me, thine anger is turned away, and thou through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a comfortedst me. Is. xii. 1. The Lord will mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh, wipe away tears from off all faces, and the re- and that cry, for all the abominations that be buke of his people shall he take away from off done in the midst thereof. Ez. ix. 4. I will all the earth. * Is. xxv. 8. “Thou” (the pour out upon the house of David, and upon Church of Christ') shalt weep no more ; he the inhabitants of Jerusalem the spirit of will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of grace, and of supplications, and they shall thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer look upon him whom they have pierced, and thee. Is. xxx. 19. The ransomed of the they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth Lord shall return, and come to Zion with for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for songs, and everlasting joy upon their heads: him as one that is in bitterness for his firstthey shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow born. Zec. xii. 10. In that day there shall and sighing shall flee away. Is. xxxv. 10. be a fountain opened to the house of David, I did mourn as a dove ; mine eyes failed with and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin looking upward; O Lord, I am oppressed, un- and for uncleanness. Zec. xiii. 1. Blessed dertake for me. I shall go softly all my years are ye that hunger now, for ye shall be filled.

for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall 5

Blessed are ye that weep now, for ye shall (said Isaiah), Behold, thy King cometh unto laugh; woe unto you that are full, for ye thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, shall hunger; woe unto you that laugh now, the foal of an ass. Mat. xxi. 5. The man for ye shall mourn, and weep. Lu. vi. 21. Moses was very meek, above all the men 25. And behold, a woman, which was a which were upon the face of the earth. Nu. sinner, stood at his (Jesus') feet behind him xii. 3. The meek shall eat and be satisfied. weeping, and began to wash his feet with Ps. xxii. 26. The meek will he guide in tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of judgment, and the meek will he teach his her head ; and kissed his feet, and anointed way. Ps. xxv. 9. The humble shall see them with the ointment (which she had in an this and be glad, and your heart shall live that alabaster box). And he said to the woman, seek God. Ps. lxix. 32. The Lord lifteth Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace. L. up the meek. Ps. cxlvii. 6. The Lord taketh vii. 38. 50. Remember (said Abraham in the pleasure in his people: he will beautify the parable to the rich man), that thou in thy life- meek with salvation. Ps. cxlix. 4. With time receivedst thy good things, and likewise righteousness shall he judge the poor, and Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, reprove with equity for the meek of the earth. and thou art tormented. Li. xvi. 25. Verily, Is. xi. 4. The meek shall increase their joy verily, I say unto you, That “ye” (“ Christ's in the Lord, and the poor among men shall disciples") shall weep and lament, but the rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. Is. xxix. world shall rejoice; and ye shall be sorrowful, 19. The Lord hath appointed me to preach but your sorrow shall be turned into joy : ye good tidings unto the meek. Is. Ixi. 1. Seek now therefore have sorrow; but I will see ye the Lord, all ye meek of the earth, which you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and have wrought his judgment; seek righteousyour joy no man taketh from you. John xvi. ness, seek meekness. Zep. ii. 3. The fruit 20. 22. Blessed be God, who comforteth us of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, in all our tribulation, that we may be able to gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, tempercomfort them which are in any trouble, by ance, against such there is no law. Ga. v. the comfort wherewith we ourselves are com- 22, 23. I, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech forted of God. And our hope of you is sted- you, with all lowliness, and meekness, with fast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consola- Ep. iv. 1, 2. Put on as the elect of God, holy tion. 2 Co. i. 4. 7. Now I rejoice, not that and beloved, bowels of mercy, kindness, ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, repentance, for ye were made sorry after a &c. Col. iii. 12. O man of God, flee these godly manner, that ye might receive damage things (love of money, &c.), and follow after by us in nothing. For godly sorrow worketh righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, repentance to salvation, not to be repented of; meekness. 1 Ti. vi. 11. The servant of the but the sorrow of the world worketh death. Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all 2 Co. vii. 9, 10. Blessed is the man that en- men, in meekness, instructing those that dureth temptation ; for when he is tried he oppose themselves. 2 Ti. ii. 24, 25. Speak shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord evil of no man; be no brawlers, but gentle, hath promised to them that love him. Ja. i. shewing all meekness unto all men. Tit. iii. 12. These are they which came out of great 2. Lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of tribulation, and have washed their robes, and naughtiness, and receive with meekness the made them white in the blood of the Lamb. ingrafted word, which is able to save your Re, vii. 14. Therefore are they before the souls. Ja. i. 21. Who is a wise man and throne of God, and serve him day and night endued with knowledge among you ? let him in his temple. They shall hunger no more, shew out of a good conversation his works neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun with meekness of wisdom. Ja. iii. 13. Let light on them, nor any heat ; for the Lamb "it" (" your adorning") be the hidden man which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, them, and shall lead them unto living foun- even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, tains of waters, and God shall wipe away all which is in the sight of God of great price. tears from their eyes. Re. vii. 14—17. And But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes, and be ready always to give an answer to and there shall be no more death, neither every man that asketh you a reason of sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any the hope that is in you, with meekness and more pain: for the former things are passed fear. 1 Pe. iii. 4. 15. away. Re. xxi. 4.

They shall inherit the land.] His soul (of 5 The meek.] Take my yoke upon you, him that feureth the Lord) shall dwell at and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in ease ; his seed shall inherit the earth. Ps. heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls. xxv. 13. Evil doers shall be cut off, but Mat. xi. 29. Tell ye the daughter of Sion those that wait upon the Lord, they shall

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inherit the earth. The meek shall inherit of thy holy temple. Ps. Ixv. 4. He (th the earth, and shall delight themselves in the Lord) will fulfil the desire of them that fea abundance of

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Such as be blessed of him; he also will hear their cry, and wil him (the Lord) shall inherit the earth. The save them. Ps. cxlv, 19. I am come int righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell my garden (saith Christ), my sister, therein for ever. Wait on the Lord and keep spouse (the Church), I have eaten my honey his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the comb with my honey; I have drunk my win land. Ps. xxxvii. 9. 11. 22. 29. 34. Thy with my milk: eat, О friends, drink, yea people shall be all righteous; they shall in- drink abundantly, O beloved. Can. v. l. I. herit the land for ever. Is. Ix. 21. The pro- this mountain shall the Lord of hosts make mise, that he should be the heir of the world, unto all people a feast of fat things, a feast ol was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through wines on the lees, of fat things full of marrow, the law, but through the righteousness of faith. of wines on the lees well refined. Is. xxv. 6. Ro. iv. 13.

When the poor and needy seek water, and 6 Are they which do hunger.] As the hart there is none, and their tongue faileth for panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for of Israel will not forsake them. Is. xli. 17. God, for the living God: when shall I come For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and appear before God? Ps. xlii. 1, 2.0 and foods upon the dry ground : I will pour God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth upon thine offspring. Is. xliv. 3. Thus for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no saith the Lord, I will preserve thee; that thou water is ; to see thy power and thy glory, so mayest say to the prisoners, Go forth; to as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. Ps. them that are in darkness, Shew yourselves ; Ixiii. I. 2. My soul longeth, yea, even faint- they shall feed in the ways, and their pastures eth, for the courts of the Lord: my heart and shall be in all high places; they shall not my flesh crieth out for the living God. Ps. hunger nor thirst, neither shall the heat nor Ixxxiv. 2. For he satisfieth the longing soul, sun smite them; for he that hath mercy on and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. them shall lead them, even by the springs of Ps. cvii. 9. Behold, the days come, saith the water shall he guide them. Is. xlix. 9, 10. Lord God, that I will send a famine in the Ho! every one that thirsteth, come ye to the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for waters; and he that hath no money, come ye water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. buy and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk, And they shall wander from sea to sea, and without money, and without price. Wherefrom the north even to the east; they shall fore do ye spend money for that which is not run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord, bread ? and your labour for that which satisand shall not find it. In that day shall the fieth not? Hearken diligently unto me, and fair virgins and young men faint for thirst. eat ye that which is good, and let your soul Am. viii. 11-13. "He” (God the Sa- delight itself in fatness. Incline your ear and viour") hath filled the hungry with good come unto me: hear and your soul shall live; things (said Mary), and the rich he hath sent and I will make an everlasting covenant with empty away. Lu. i. 53. Blessed are ye that you, even the sure mercies of David. Is. lv. 1hunger now,

shall be filled. Woe unto 3. Behold, my servants (saith the Lord God) you that are full

, for ye shall hunger. Lu. shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my vi. 21. 25. Labour not for the meat which servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: perisheth, but for that meat which endureth behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall unto everlasting life, which the Son of man be ashamed. Is. Ixv. 13. Rejoice ye with shall give unto you. John vi. 27.

Jerusalem, that ye may suck, and be satisfied For they shall be filled.] There be many with the breasts of her consolations, that ye that say, Who will shew us any good ? Lord, may milk out, and be delighted with the lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon abundance of her glory. Is. Ixvi. 11. Who

Thou hast put gladness in my heart soever drinketh of the water that I shall give more than in the time that their corn, and him shall never thirst ; but the water that I their wine increased. Ps. iv. 6, 7. As for shall give him shall be in him a well of water me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I springing up into everlasting life. John is, shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy 14. I am that bread of life ; your fathers did likeness. Ps. xvii. 15. My soul shall be eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead; satisfied as with marrow and fatness ; and my this is the bread which cometh down from mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips. Ps. heaven. If any man eat of this bread, he Ixiii. 5. Blessed is the man whom thou shall live for ever, and the bread that I will choosest , and causest to approach unto thee, give is my flesh, which I will

give for the life that he may dwell

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after righteousness; for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: 7

him. This is that bread which came down to his own soul. Pr. xi. 17. He that defrom heaven, not as your fathers did eat spiseth his neighbour sinneth; but he that manna and are dead. He that eateth of this hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. Pr. bread, shall live for ever. John vi. 48–58. xiv, 21. He that hath pity on the poor, If any man thirst (said Christ), let him come lendeth unto the Lord, and that which he unto me and drink. John vii. 37. They hath given will he pay him again. Pr. xix, (who are clothed in white robes) shall hunger 17. Merciful men are taken away, none no more, neither thirst any more; for the considering that the righteous is taken away Lamb which is in the midst of the throne, shall from the evil to come. Is. lvii. 1. Is not this feed them, and shall lead them unto living the fast that I have chosen ? To loose the fountains of waters. Re. vii, 16, 17. Le pia bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy bur

7 Are the merciful.] If ye forgive men dens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy forgive you ; but if ye forgive not men their bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the trespasses, neither will your Father forgive poor that are cast out to thy house? when your trespasses. Mat. vi. 14, 15. Shouldst thou seest the naked, that thou cover him? not thou also said the Lord to his servant in and that thou hide not thyself from thine own the parable) have had compassion on thy fel- flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as low servant, even as I had pity on thee? the morning, and thine health shall spring And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him forth speedily; and thy righteousness shall to the tormentors, till he should pay all that go before thee; the glory of the Lord shall was due unto him. So likewise shall my be thy rere-ward. Then shalt thou call, and heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye the Lord shall answer ; thou shalt cry, and from your hearts forgive not every one his he shall say, Here I am. Is. lviii. 6–9. If brother their trespasses. Mat. xviii. 33–35. thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself satisfy the afflicted soul, then shall thy light merciful, and with the upright man thou wilt rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the shew thyself upright. 2 Sa. xxii. 26. If I noon-day. And the Lord shall guide thee have withheld the poor from their desire, or continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, have caused the eyes of the widow to fail, or and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be have eaten my morsel myself alone, and the like a watered garden, and like a spring of fatherless hath not eaten thereof, (for from water whose waters fail not. Is. lviii. 10, 11. my youth he was brought up with me, as And they that shall be of thee (if thou draw with a father, and I have guided “her” out thy soul to the hungry) shall build the old ("the widow") from my mother's womb); waste places; thou shalt raise up the foundaif I have seen any perish for want of clothing, tions of many generations, and thou shalt be or any poor without covering ; if his loins called the repairer of the breach, the restorer have not blessed me, and if he were not of paths to dwell in. Is. lviii. 12. O king warmed with the fleece of my sheep; if I (said Daniel to Nebuchadnezzar), let my counhave lifted up my hand against the fatherless sel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy when I saw my help in the gate: then let sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a mine arm be broken from the bone. Job xxxi. lengthening of thy tranquillity. Da. iv. 27. 16—22. With the merciful thou wilt shew “ He(the Lord”) hath shewed thee, O thyself merciful. Ps. xviii. 25. “He" ("the man, what is good; and what doth the Lord righteous man") is ever merciful, and lendeth, require of thee, but to do justly, and to love and his seed is blessed. Ps. xxxvii. 26. mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God ? Blessed is he that considereth the poor, the Mi. vi. 8. When ye stand praying, forgive, Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The if ye have ought against any, that your FaLord will preserve him and keep him alive, ther also which is in heaven may forgive you and he shall be blessed upon the earth, and your trespasses. Mar. xi. 25. Love ye your thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for enemies. The Lord will strengthen him nothing again; and your reward shall be upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make great, and ye shall be the children of the all his bed in his sickness: I said, Lord, Highest; for he is kind unto the unthankful, be merciful unto me; heal my soul, for I have and to the evil. Lu. vi. 35. Be ye kind one sinned against thee. Ps. xli, 1-4.

to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one anothe upright there ariseth light in the darkness: ther, even as God for Christ's sake hath forhe is gracious and full of compassion, and given you. Ep. iv. 32. Be ye followers of righteous. He hath dispersed, he hath given God as dear children. Ep. v. 1. Put on to the poor ; his righteousness endureth for therefore, as the elect of God, holy and be

His horn shall be exalted with honour. loved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness Pse cxii. 4. 9. The merciful man doeth good of mind, meekness, long-suffering. Col. iii. VOL. II.

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12. The wisdom that is from above, is first Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, with- and iniquity. Mat. xxiii. 25-28. I know, out partiality, and without hypocrisy. Ja. my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast iii. 17.

pleasure in uprightness. As for me, in the For they shall obtain mercy.] I will no uprightness of mine heart I have willingly more have mercy upon the house of Israel, offered all these things (his offerings to the but I will utterly take them away. Ho. i. 6. house of God). O Lord God of Abraham, Say ye unto your brethren “ Ammi” (i. e. Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for "my people"), and to your sisters “Rubamah" ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the (i. e. " having obtained mercy”), I will have heart of thy people, and prepare their heart mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy, unto thee. And give unto Solomon my son and I will say to them which were not my (said David) a perfect heart, to keep thy people, Thou art my people, and they shall commandments, thy testimonies, and thy say, Thou art my God. Ho. ii. 1. 23. As ye statutes, and to do all these things, &c. 1 Cl. (Gentiles) in times past have not believed xxix. 17, 18, 19. He that walkeih uprightly, God, yet have now obtained mercy through and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the their (the Jews") unbelief. Ro. xi. 39. Now truth in his heart (shall abide in thy taberconcerning virgins, I have no commandment nacle). Ps. xv. 2. With the pure thou wilt of the Lord, yet I give my judgment as one shew thyself pure. Ps. xviii. 26. He that that had obtained mercy of the Lord to be hath clean hands and a pure heart shall refaithful. 1 Co. vii. 25. Seeing we have this ceive the blessing from the Lord. Ps. xxiv. ministry, as we have received mercy we faint 4, 5. Behold, thou desirest truth in the innot: but have renounced the hidden things ward parts; and in the hidden part thou shalt of dishonesty. 2 Co. iv. 1, 2. 1 (said Paul) make me to know wisdom. Create in me a obtained mercy (in being a persecutor, fc.), clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. How- within me. Ps. li. 6. 10. Truly God is good beit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in to Israel, even to such as are of a clean heart me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all Ps. lxxiii. 1. He that loveth pureness of heart

, long-suffering, for a pattern to them which for the grace of his lips the king shall be his should hereafter believe on him to life ever- friend. Pr. xxii. 11." Then will I sprinkle lasting. 1 Ti. i. 13. 16. The Lord give clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean; mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus; for he from all your filthiness, and from all your oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my idols will I cleanse you. A new heart will chain: the Lord grant unto him that he may I also give you (saith the Lord to Israel), and find mercy of the Lord in that day. 2 Ti. i. a new spirit will I put within you: and I will 16. 18. Let us therefore come boldly unto take away the stony heart out of your filesh, the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and I will give you an heart of flesh; and I and find grace to help in time of need. He will put my Spirit within you, and cause you iv. 16. God is not unrighteous to forget your to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my work and labour of love, which ye have judgments, and do them. Éz. xxxvi. 25, 26, shewed toward his name, in that ye have 27. And (God) put no difference between us ministered to the saints, and do minister. He and them, purifying their (the Gentiles') hearts vi. 10. He shall have judgment without by faith. Ac. iv. 9. Having therefore these mercy that hath shewed no mercy; and promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse our: mercy rejoiceth against judgment. Ja. ii. 13. selves from all filthiness of the flesh and (You who are) kept by the power of God, spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God receiving the end of your faith, even the sal- 2 Co. vii. 1. Unto the pure all things are vation of your souls; of which salvation the pure; but unto them that are defiled and prophets have enquired and searched dili- unbelieving is nothing pure, but even their gently, who prophesied of the grace that mind and conscience is defiled. Tit. i. 15. should come unto you. I Pe. i. 10.

If the blood of bulls and of goats sanctifieth to 8 Are the pure.] Woe unto you Scribes the purifying of the flesh, how much more and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean shall the blood of Christ, who through the the outside of the cup, and of the platter; but eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to within they are full of extortion and excess. God, purge your consciences from dead works Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first

that which to serve the living God? He. ix. 14. Let is within the cup and platter, that the outside us draw near with a true heart, in full assur: of them may be clean also. Woe unto you ance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are from an evil conscience, and our bodies like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed washed with pure water. He. 1. 22. The appear beautiful outward, but are within full wisdom that is from above, is first pure, then of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated,

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