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• The righteous Lord loveth Righteousness; his Countenance doth behold the Upright. The Lord taketh Pleasure in them that fear him ; but to all those that work Wickedness, he faith, Depart from me, I know you not.
Surely God will not hear Vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it; but the Prayer of the Upright is his Delight.
GOD is INCOMPREHENSIBLE. • Behold, God is great, and we know him not : touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out. His Greatness is unfearchable.
e Can we by searching find out God? Can we find out the Almighty unto Perfection ? Such Knowledge is too wonderful for us : It is high, we cannot attain unto it. And when we talk of him, we cannot order our Speech by reason of Darkness.
f What Man knoweth the Things of a Man, fave the Spirit of a Man which is in hiin? Even
a so the Things of God knoweth no Man, but the Spirit of God.
& Verily, O God, thou art a God that hidest thyself; dwelling in the Light which no Man can approach unto.
h O the Depth of the Riches both of the Wifdom and Knowledge of God! there is no search
b Psal. 11. 7. Pfal. 147. 11.
Luke 13. 27 c Job 35. 13. Prov. 15. 8. d Job 26. 26.
Job 37. 23.
Pral. 145. 3. e Job 15. 7. Pral. 139. 6. Job 37. 19.
fi Cor. 2. II. & Isa. 45. 15. I Tim. 6. 16. h Rom. II. 33.
Isa. 40. 28.
ing of his Understanding. We know not the Thoughts of the Lord, neither understand we his Counsel.
i Who knoweth the Power of his Anger? and the Thunder of his Power who can understand ?
* How unsearchable are his Judgments, and his Ways past finding out? His Judgments are a great Deep
. ! We are not able to comprehend what is the Breadth, and Length, and Depth, and, Height; and to know the Love of God, which palleth all Knowledge.
m Who can utter, the mighty Acts of the Lord? Who can thew forth all his Praise'?
* Many, O Lord, are thy wonderful Works which thou hast done ; they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: If we would declare and Speak of them, they are morethan can be numbered.
• God hath done great Things, and unsearchable ; marvellous Things, past finding out. Great Thing doth he, which we cannot comprehend.
P No Man can find out the Work that God maketh, from the Beginning to the End: Though a Man labour to seek it out, yet he shall not find it; yea, though a wife Man think to know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.
9 Stand still, and consider the wondrous Works of God. Dost thou know when God disposed
Micah 4. 12.
k Rom. i Pral. 90. 11.
Jub 26. 14.
1 11. 33.
m Psal. 106. 2. Pfal. 36. 6.
Eph. 3. 18. a Pfal. 40. 5.
o Job 5. 9.
Job 9. 10. Job 37. 5. P Eccles. 3. 11. Ecclef. 8. 17: 9 Job 37. 14, 15.
them? Dost thou know the wondrous Works of him which is perfect in Knowledge ?
I Who hath measured the Waters in the Hol. Jow of his Hand, and meted out Heaven with a Span, and comprehended the Duft of the Earth in a Measure, and weighed the Mountains in Scales, and the Hills in a Balance ?
• The Host of Heaven cannot be numbered, neither the Sand of the Sea measured.
• Lo! these are Parts of his Ways; but how little a Portion is heard of him?
• As thou knowelt not what is the Way of the Spirit, nor how the Bones do grow in the Womb of her that is with Child; even so thou knowest not the Works of God, who maketh all.
Job 37. 16.
Isa. 40. 12. u Ecclef. 11. 5.
• Jer. 33• 22.
Concerning the NATURE and CON
DITION of MAN.
The Original FORMATION and STATE of
OD created Man in his own Image, after
his Likeness: In the Likeness of God made he him.
• He made him a little lower than the Angels; and crowned him with Glory and Honour.
c And the Lord God formed Man of the Dust of the Ground ; and breathed into his Nostrils the Breath of Life ; and Man became a Living Soul. He was fearfully and wonderfully made; and his Substance curiously wrought in secret.
. And because it was not good that the Man Mhould be alone, the Lord made a Woinan to be an Help meet for him; and she was taken out of Man.
a Gen. 1. 27, 26. Gen. 5. 1.
b Pfal. 8. 5.
Gen. 2. 18, 22, 23. 2. 7. Plal. 139. 149 150
e The Man is not of the Woman, but the Woman of the Man; neither was the Man created for the Woman, but the Woman for the Man. For the Man is the Image and Glory of God, but the Woman is the Glory of the Man.
f There is a Spirit in Man, and the Inspiration of the Almighty giveth them Understanding.
8 God our Maker teachęth us more than the Beasts of the Earth, and maketh us wiser than the Fowls of Heaven.
h. The Spirit of Man is the Candle of the Lord. i God made Man upright.
k The Lord made him to have Dominion over the Works of his Hands; he put all Things under his Feet. All Sheep, and Oxen, yea, and the Beasts of the Field; the Fowl of the Air, and the Fish of the Sea, and whatsoever pafleth through the Paths of the Seas.
And the Lord planted a Garden in Eden ; and out of the Ground he made to grow every Tree that is pleasant to the Sight, and good for Food; the Tree of Life allo, in the Midst of the Garden ; and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil: And he put the Man whom he had formed into the Garden, to dress it and to keep it.
And the Lord commanded the Man, saying, Of every Tree of the Garden thou mayest freely
e 1 Cor. 11. 8, 9, 7: f Job 32. 8. h Prov. 20.' 27.
i Eecler. 7. 29. Gen. 2. 8, 9, 150
· Gen. 2. 16.
g Job 35. 10, 11. k Psal. 8. 6, 7, 8.