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Omniscience and Foreknowledge. Job 11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it ?

34:21 For his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. 22 There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves.

Ps. 11:4 The Lord's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men.

44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

94:9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear ? he that formed the eye, shall he not see?

139:1 O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. 2 Thou knowest my down-sitting and mine up-rising, thou understandest my thought afar off. 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O LORD, thou kpowest it altogether. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

147:5 Great is our Lord, and of great power : his understanding is infinite.

Pr. 5:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings.

15:3 The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good. 11 Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men ?

17:3 The fining-pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts.

21:2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.

24:11 If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those thrt are ready to be slain ; 12 If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it ? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know ů? and shall not he render to erery man according to his works?

Is. 40:28 There is no searching of his understanding.

46:9 Remember the former things of old : for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me, 10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.

Jer. 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him ? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the LORD.

32:19 Great in counsel, and mighty in work: for thine eyes are open upon all the ways of the sons of men ; to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.

Ezk. 11:5 And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak; Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things that come into your mind, every one of them.

Ac. 1:24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen.

2:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain :

15:18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Heb. 4:13 Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

1 Jn. 3:20 For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.

210. Omnipresence.

1 K. 8:27 Behold the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee.

Ps. 139:3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me. 7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence ? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, the u art there: if I make

my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. 9 If I take the


wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.

Jer. 23:23 Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off ? 24 Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him ? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the LORD.

Mat. 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Ep. 1:23 The fulness of him that filleth all in all. 211. Self-existence.

Ex. 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: And he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Dt. 32:40 I lift my hand to heaven, and say, I live for


Jer. 10:10 The Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King.

Jn. 5:26 For as the Father hath life in himself, so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.

6:57 The living Father hath sent me.

Ac. 17:24 God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; 25 Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

1 Tim. 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto : whom no man hath seen, nor can see; to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

GOD'S MORAL PERFECTIONS. 212. Blessedness. Rom. 1:25 Who is blessed for ever.

9:5 Whose are the fathers, and of whom, as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

2 Cor. 11:31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessea for evermore. 1 Tim. 1:11 The glorious gospel of the blessed God.


1 Tim. 6:15 The blessed and only Potentate.

213. Is the blessedness of God involved in his benevolent de signs and works ?

Ps. 104:31 The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works.

Is. 62:5 As the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, 80 shall thy God rejoice over thee.

65:19 I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people.

Jer. 9:24 I am the Lord which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.

Zep. 3:17 The LORD thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

214. Benevolence.
Ps. 119:68 Thou art good, and doest good.

Mat. 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you ; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Jn. 3:16 God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Rom. 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in tha. while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Ep. 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ; (by grace ye are saved ;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places, in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.

1 Jn. 4:7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. 8 He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. 9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. 10 Herein is love, not that wo Compassion-Faithfulness. loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

215. Compassion.

Ex. 32:14 And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.

Jud. 10:16 His soul was grieved for the misery of Israel.

Ps. 25:6 Remember, O Lord, thy tender mercies and thy oving-kindnesses ; for they have been ever of old.

36:7 How excellent is thy loving-kindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.

69:16 Hear me, O Lord; for thy loving-kindness is good : turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.

78:38 But he, being full of compassion, forgave their in iquity, and destroyed them not: yea, many a time turned he his anger away, and did not stir up all his wrath.

86: 15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

103: 13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.

145: 8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; slow to anger, and of great mercy. 9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Lam. 3:22 It is of the Lord's mercies, that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies. 33 For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Hos. 11 : 8 How shall I give thee up, Ephraim ? how shall I deliver thee, Israel ? how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I set thee up as Zeboim ? my heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

Lk. 6:35 He is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Jam. 5:11 The Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. [See 51, 222, and 491.] 216. Faithfulness.

Dt. 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousanu generations.

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