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3 The great TEMPTATIONS which thine Eyes have seen, the Signs and those great MIRACLES:

4. Yet the LORD hath not given you an Heart to perceive, and Eyes to see, and Ears to hear, unto this Day.

5 And I have led you Forty Years in the Wilderness : your CLOATHs are not waxen old upon you, and thy SHOE is not waxen old upon thy Foot.

6 Ye have not eaten Bread, neither have ye drunk Wine, nor Strong drink : that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.

7 And when ye came unto this Place, Sihon the King of Hefhbon, and Og the King of Bashan, came out against us unto Battle, and we smote them.

8 And we took their Land, and gave it for an Inheritance unto the Rheubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the Half-tribe of Manafleh.

9 KEEP therefore the Words of this COVENANT and do them, that ye may PROSPER in all that ye do.

10 Ye stand this Day all of you before the LORD your God; your Captains of your Tribes, your Elders, and your Officers, with all the Men of Israel,

n Your Little ones, your Wives, and thy Stranger that is in thy Camp, from the Hewer of thy Wood, unto the Drawer of thy Water.

12 That thou shouldst enter into COVENANT with the LORD thy God, and into his Oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this Day :

13 That he may establish thee To-day for a People unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy Fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

14 Neither with you only do I make this Covenant and this Oath ;

15 But with him that standeth here with us this Day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this Day :

16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the Land of Egypt, and how we came through the Nations which ye pafled by.

17 And ye have seen their ABOMINATIONS and their lDOLS, Wcod and Stone, Silver and Gold, which were among them)

18 LEST

18 Left there should be Heb. xii. Is Looking diligently,

LEST any Man Fail of the Grace of among you Man or Wo

Won God; left any Root of BITTERNESS MAN, or Family, or Tribe, springing up, TROUBLE YOU, and there. whose HearT TURNeth a- by many be DEFILED. way this Day from the LORD as in the Provocation, in the Day of

Heb. iii. 8 HARDEN not your HEARTS, our God, to go and serve Temptation in the Wilderness. the Gods of these Nations: 9 When your Fathers TEMPTED me,

PROVED me, and SAW MY WORKS forleft there should be among ty Years. you a Root that beareth To Wherefore I was GRIEVED with GALL and WORMWOOD.

thar Generation, and said, They do alway erp in their HEART ; and they

have not known my Ways. Is So I SWARE in my Wrath, They shall not ENTER into my REST.

12 TAKE HEED, Brerhren, left there be in any of you an syit HEART of UNBELIEF, in DEPARTING from the LIVING God.

13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called, To-day ; LEST any, of you be HARDNED through the DECEITFULNESS of Sin.

19 % And it come to pass Marth. xxiv. 48 If that evil Serwhen he heareth the Words

vant say in his HEART, MY LORD de

layeth his coming, of this Curse, that he BLESS 149 And shall begin to smite his himself in his Heart, Taying, Fellow-Servants, and to EAT and

DRINK with the Drunken. I shall haye Peace, though

so The Lord of that Servant shall I WALK in the IMAGINA come in a Day when he looketh not TION of mine Heart, to add for him, and in an Hour that he is

not ware of; Drunkenness to Thirst.

si And shall cut him asunder, and 20 The LORD will not APPOINT him his PORTION with the SPARE him, but then the HYPOCRITES : there shall be WEEPING

and GNASHING of Teeth. Anger of the LORD, 'and Ezek. xiv. 7 For every one of the his Jealousy shall smoke a- House of Israel, or of the Stranger gainst that Man. and all the that fojourneth in Israel, which le

parateth himself from me, and setCurses that are written in tech up his Idols in his Heart, and this Book shall lie upon him, putteth the Stumbling.block of his and the LORD shall blot out

INIQUITY before his Face, and com

uc eth io a Prophet to enquire of him his Name from under Hea- concerning me; I the Lord will anven.

swer him by myself. 21 And the LORD shall

8 And I will set my Face against

that Man, and will make him a sign SEPARATE him unto EVIL, and a Proverb, and I will cut him out of all the Tribes of Il- off from the midst of my People, rael, according to

and ye shall know that I am the all the

Lord. Curses of the Covenant, that. Jer, xvii. s Thus faith the LORD, are written in this Book of CURSED be the Man that tiufte:h in

Man, and maketh Flelh his Arm, the Law:

and whose Heart deparreth from the 22 So that the Generation LORD. to come of your Children that 6 For he thall be like the Heath

M m 2

shall

shall rise up after you, and in the Desert, and shall not see when the Stranger that shall come parched Places in the Wilderness, in

Good cometh, but shall inhabit the from a far Land, shall say, a fale Land, and not inhabited. when they see the Plagues of 7 Blessed is the Man that trufteth that Land, and the Sicknesses 1

* in the LORD, and whole Hope the which the Lord hath laid

upoich the and the stagues of a fal

* 23 And that the whole Land thereof is Brimstone, and Salt, and Burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any Grass groweth therein, like the Overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his Anger, and in his Wrath :

24 Even all Nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this Land? what meaneth the Heat of this great Anger?

25 Then Men shall say, Because they have forsaken the Covenant of the LORD God of their Fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the Land of Egypt.

26 For they went and served other Gods, and worshipped them, Gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them.

27 And the Anger of the LORD was kindled against this Land, to bring upon it all the Curses that are written in this Book.

28 And the LORD rooted them out of their Land in Anger, and in Wrath, and in great Indignation, and caft them into another Land, as it is this Day.

29 The SECRET THINGS • Ersler. xii. 14 GOD shall bring belong unto the LORD our every Work into JUDGMENT, with GOD : but those Things every SECRET THING, whether it be

GOOD, or whether it be EVIL. which are revealed belong Jir, xxiii. 24. Can any hide himunto us, and to our Children self in SECRET Places, that I shall not for ever, that we may do all see hi

deal see him : faith the LORD : do not I

FILL HEAVEN and Earth? faith the the Words of this Law.

Lord.

Psal. xix. 12 Who can underftand his Errors ? cleanse thou me from secRET FAULTS.

Marth. vi. 6 Thou, when thou prayelt, enter into thy CLOSET, and when thou haft fhat thy Door, pray to thy FATHER which is in SECRET, and thy Father which seeth in Secret shall REWARD thee OPENLY.

Hib. iv. 13 Neither is there any Cicature that is not manifeft in his Sight : but all things are NAKED and OPENED unto the Eyes of him 'with whom we have to do.

Rom. xi. 33 O the DEPTH of the Riches, both of the WISDOM, and KNOWLEDGE Of God! how UNSEARCHABLE are his JUDGMENTS, and his Ways PAST FINDING OUT!

34 For who hath KNOWN the MIND of the LORD, or who hath been his COLNSELLER?

1 Cor. ii. s That your Faith should not stand in the wisdom of Men, bor in the POWER OF GOD.

6 Howbeit we speak Wisdom among them that are perfeâ : yet not the Wisdom of this world, nor of the Princes of this world, that come to nought.

7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a MYSTERY, even the HIDDEN WISDOM which GOD ORDAINED before the World unto our GLORY.

i Cor, i, 20 Where is the Wise: where is the Scribe? where is the Disputer of this World ? hath not GOD MADE FOOLISH the WISDOM of this WORLD?

Col. ii. 3 IN CHRIST are hid all the TREASURES of WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE.

8 Beware left any Man spoil you through PHILOSOPHY and VAIN DECEIT, after the Tradition of Men, after the Rudiments of the World, and not after CHRIST :

9 For IN HIM DWELLETH all the FULNESS of the GODHEAD bodily.

CH A P. XXX.

i Great Mercies promised to the Penitent. 11 The Command

ment is manifeft. 15 Life and Death are set before them.

Ver. 1 AND it shall come to pass when all these Things

A are come upon thee, the Blessing and the Curse which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the Nations whither the LORD thy GOD hath driven thee,

2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his Voice, according to all that I command thee this Day, thou and thy Children, with all thine Heart, and with all thy Soul : .

3 That 'then the LORD thy God will turn thy Captivity, and have Compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the Nations whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. 4 • If any of thine be fer. xxxii. 37 Behold, I will GA

THER them out of all Countries whiDRIVEN out unto the out

ther I have DRIVEN them in mine most parts of Heaven, from Anger, and in my Fury, and in great thence will the LORD thy Wrath ; and I will bring them again

unto this place, and I will cause them GOD GATHER thee, and from tO DWELL SAFELY. thence will he fetch thee. Ezek. xi. 16 Therefore say, Thus 5. And the LORD thy GOD

faith the LORD GOD, Although I have

cast them far off among the Heathen, will bring thee into the Land and although I have icattered them which thy Fathers poffelied, among the Countries, yet will i be and thou shalt poffess it : and Countries where they shall come.

to them as a little SANCTUARY in the he will do thee Good, and 17 Thereforc say, Thus faith she

multiply

mutiply thee above thy Fa- LORD God, I will even GATHER you

from the People, and ASSEMBLE you thers..

out of the Countries where ye have been SCATTERED, and I will give you the Land of Israel,

182. Ixv. 17 Behold, I create new Heavens, and a new Earth : and the former shall not be remembred, nor come into Mind,

18 But be you glad, and rejoyce for ever in that which I create : for behold, I create Jerusalem a Rejoycing, and her People a Joy.

19 And I will rejoyce in Jerusalem, aod joy in my People, and the Voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the Voice of crying.

21 And they shall build Houses, and inhabit them ; and they hall plant Vineyards, and cat the Fruit of them.

22 They shall not build, and another inhabit ; they shall not plant, and another eat : for as the Days of a Tree, are the Days of my People, and mine Elea shall long enjoy the work of their Hands.

23 They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for Trouble : for they are the Seed of the BLESSED of the LORD, and their Offspring with them.

6 w And the LORD thy "fer. xxxi. 31 Behold, the Days GOD will CIRCUMCISE

come, faith the LORD, that I will COD WinCIRCUMCI make a NEW COVENANT with the THINE HEART, and the House of Israel, and with the House Heart of thy Seed, to Love of Judah:

ī 32 Not according to the Covenant the LORD thy God with all

that I made with their Fathers in the .thine HEART, and with all Day that I took them by the Hand, thy Soul, that thou mayest to bring them out of the Land of

Egypt, (which my Covenant they LIVE.

brake, although I was an Husband 7 And the LORD thy God unto them, saith the LORD :) will put all these Curses up

33 But this shall be the Covenant

that I will make with the House of on thine Enemies, and on Israel, after those Days, faith the them that hate thee, which Lord, I will put my Law in their persecuted thee.

INWARD Parts, and WRITE it in their

HEARTS, and will be their God, and 8 And thou thalt return they shall be my PEOPLE. and obey the Voice of the 34 And they shall teach no more

every Man his Neighbour, and every LORD, and do all his Com. Man his Brother, saying, Know ye the mandments which I command LORD : for they shall all KNOW ME, thee this Day,

from the least of them unto the

greatest of them, saith the LORD: 9 And the LORD thy God for

9 and the LORD thy GOD for I will FORGIVE their INIQUITY, and will make thee plenteous in I will REMEMBER their SIN NO MORE, every Work of thine Hand, Ezek. xi. 19 I will give them one in the Fruit of thy Body, within you; and I will take the sto

HEART, and I will put a NEW SPIRIT and in the Fruit of thy Cat- NY Heart out of their Flelh, and will tle, and in the Fruit of thy

give them an Heart of Flesh :

20 That they may walk in my Land, for good : for the STATUTES, and keep mine Ordinances, LORD will again rejoyce over and do them: and they shall be my thee for good, as he rejoyced PEOPLE, and I will be their God.

Heb. viii, 6 CHRIST hach obtainover thy Fathers :

ed a more EXCELLENT MINISTRY, by 10 If thou shalt hearken how much also he is the MEDIA unto the Voice of the LORD TQR of a BETTER COVENANT, which

thy

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