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The Wicked watcheth the Righteous, and feeketh to flay him; but the Lord will not leave hiin in his Hand. God will hide him from the secret Counsel of the Wicked; and will deliver him from unreasonable and wicked Men which have not Faith.

a Remember, I pray thee, Who ever perished, being innocent? Or where were the Righteous cut off?

• Whoso keepeth the Commandment shall feel no evil Thing.

f The Lord knoweth how to deliver the Godly out of Temptations. And God is faithful, who will not suffer them to be tempted above what they ate able; but will with the Temptation also make a Way to escape, that they may be able to bear it.

3 Set your Hearts unto all the Words of this Law, which is set before you.

For it is not a vain Thing for you, because it is your Life; aod through this Thing ye shall prolong your Days.

* Keep therefore and do them; for this is your Wisdom and your Understanding. And happy is the Man that findeth Wisdom: For Length of Days is in her right Hand, and in her left Hand Riches and Honour. Her Ways are Ways of Pleasantnefs, and all her Paths are Peace.

i If thou shalt keep the Commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his Ways; the Lord fhall open unto thee his good Treasure, and bless

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c Psal. 37. 32, 23. € Ecclef. 8. 5.

f 32. 46. 3. 13, 14, 16, 17,

Psal. 64. 2. 2 Theft. 3. 2.

d Job 4.7. 2 Pet. 2. 9. 1 Cor. 10. 13.

% Deut. Deut. 4. 44• Deut. 32. 47•

h Deut. 4. 6. Prov. i Dcus. 28. 9, 12.


all the work of thine Hand. The Lord will make thee plenteous in every Work of thine Hand for Good. The Lord will rejoice over thee for Good.

+ Blessed shalt thou be when thou comeft in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goeft out. For the Lord shall guide thee on every Side.

I Thou shalt måke thy Prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee. Thou shalt also decree a Thing, and it lhall be established unto thee; and the Light Thall shine upon thy Ways.

en The Blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich; and he addeth no Sorrow with it.

^ The just Man walketh in his Integrity; his Children are blessed after him. The Generation of the Upright ihall be blessed.

• Let not Mercy and Truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy Neck, write them upon the Table of thine Heart. So shalt thou find Favour and good Under$anding in the Sight of God and Man.

p The Fear of the Lord is the Beginning of Wisdom. A good Understanding have all they that do his Commandments; and unto the Upright there arifeth Light in the Darkness.

9 The Righteous Thall hold on his Way, and be stronger and stronger. And they that love the Lord fhall be as the Sun, when he goeth forth in his Might.

• Mark the perfect Man, and behold the Upright: For the End of that Man is Peace.

Dent. 28. 12. Deut. 30. 9. k Deut. 28. 6. 2 Chron. 32. 22. m Prov. 10. 22.

n Prov. 20.7

Plal. Job 22. 27, 28. .. Prov. 3. 3, 4.

P Pfal. III. IO. 112. 2.

Pral. 112. 4•

s Píal. 37. 37 9 Job 17. 9. Judges 5. 31.


.. The Work of Righteousness Thall be Peace, and the Effect of Righteousness, Quietness, and Assurance for ever.

· The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the Soul. The Testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the Simple.' The Statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the Heart. The Commandment of the Lord is prire, enlightening the Eyes. The Judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether: More to be desired are they than Gold, yea, than much fine Gold; sweeter also than Honey and the Honeycomb ; and in keeping of them there is great Reward.

In the Multitude of my Thoughts within me, thy Comforts, O Lord, delight-my Soul. For thou shalt guide me with thy Counsel, and afterwards receive me to Glory.

W A good Man shall be satisfied from himself. For his Rejoicing is this: The Testimony of his Conscience, that in Simplicity and godly Sincerity he hath had his Conversation in the World.

* He shall not much reinember the Days of his Life; because God answereth him in the Joy of his Heart.

y He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him, and he thall see his Face with Joy.

Happy is that People, whose God is the Lord. For the Lord taketh Pleasure in his


s lla. 32. 17. 19

Psal. 73. 24. * T Ecclef. 5. 20. Pial, 149. 4.

u Plal. 94 t Pfal. 19. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. w Prov. 14. 14.

2 Cor. 1. 12 y Job 33. 26.

2 Psal. 1464 lý.


People; and they shall be satisfied with his Good. ness.

They hall take Delight in approaching to God; and rejoice in his Salvation. For his Loving-kindness is better than Life.

* Ye are my Friends, (faith Chrift) if ye do whatsoever 1 command you. And if any Man serve me, him will my Father honour.

• Having Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, we rejoice in the Hope of the Glory of God.

. We know that if our earthly House of this Tabernacle were dissolved, we have a Building of God, a House not made with Hands, eternal in the Heavens. For which Cause we faint not ; but though our outward Man perish, yet the inward Man is renewed Day by Day. And though the World passeth away, and the Lufts thereof; nevertheless we, according to the Promise of God, look for new Heavens and a new Earth, wherein dwelleth Righteousness.

e Henceforth there is laid up for those that have kept the Faith, fought a good Fight, and finished their Course, a Crown of Righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge thall give unto them at his appearing: Wherefore comfort one ano. ther with these Words.

f. Blessed are the Dcad which die in the Lord :


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For they rest from their Labours; and are taken away from the Evil to come, and their Works do follow them.

& And when the Time of the Dead is come, that they should be judged ; thou, O Lord God Almighty, wilt give Reward unto thy Servants the Prophets, and to the Saints, and 'them that fear thy Name, small and great.

Then shall the Righteous fhine forth as the Sun, in the Kingdom of their Father : and they that be wise thall thine as the Brightness of the Firmament; and they that turn many to Righteousness, as the Stars for ever and ever. 1

Jefus, who is gone to prepare a Place for his Disciples, that love him and keep his Commandments, will come again, and receive them unto himself, that where he is, there may they be also; and may behold his Glory, which the Father hath given him.

k The Spirits of just Men fall be made perfeet ; and they thall see God; and shall ever be with the Lord.

"Now we see through a Glass darkly; but then Face to Face. Now we know in part; but then Thall we know, even as also we are known.

m The Ransomed of the Lord shall come to Zion with Songs, and everlasting Joy upon

their Heads. They shall obtain Joy and Gladness; and Sorrow and Sighing thall flee away.

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Rev. 14. 13.
Ifa. 57. 1. Rev. 84. 13.

g Rev. 11. 18,
h Mat. 13.43.
Dan. 12. 3.


John 14.6, 2; k Heb. 11. 23.

Mat. 5. 8. 15, 3. John 17. 24. 4.17. di Cor. 13. 12• m Isa. 35. 10.

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