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a There are also other Angels, which kept not their first Eftate, but left their own Habitation.

b And these Angels that finned, God fpared not, but cast them down to Hell, and delivered them into Chains of Darkness, to be reserved unto the Judgment of the great Day.

c And the great Dragon was cast out, that old Serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the World; that Accuser of our Brea thren, which accuseth them before God Day and Night ; he was cast out, into the Earth, and his Angels were cast out with him : neither was their Place found any more in Heaven.

d The lying Spirit, in the Mouth of the false Prophets; the familiar Spirits; and Spirits of Divination, which Men enquired of, that they might make known unto them what they should do ; and the evil and unclean Spirits, with which Men were poffefsed, and grievously vexed; all these were evil Angels, or Devils.

e The things which the Gentiles facrificed, they sacrificed to Devils, and not to God. For, they worshipped Devils, and Idols of Gold, and Silver, and Brass, and Stone, and of Wood.

f And in the latter Times, some shall depart from the Faith, giving heed to seducing Spirits, and Doctrines of Devils.

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b Jude 6. 2 Pet. 2. 4. Jude 6. c Rev. 12. 9, 10, 9, 8. Rev. 16. 145 di Kin. 22. 22. Luke 6. 26. Lev. 19. 31. Aits 16. 16. Deut. 18. 10. 1 Sam. 28. 7, IS. Luke 8. 2. Mar. 1. 27, 32. Mat. 15. 22. Maï. 1. 32. I Cor. 1o, 20, Rev. 9. 20, f 1 Tim. 4. 1.

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a The Devils believe, that there is a God, and tremble; and they know Jesus, who he is, the Holy One of God, the Son of the Most High. For, with Authority, he commanded the unclean Spirits, and they obeyed him: And, when they saw him, they fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

b He gave, also, his Disciples Power and Authority over all Devils, and unclean Spirits; and even the Devils were subject unto them, through his Name.

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c Our Adversary, the Devil, is come down unto us, having great Wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time; and, he goeth to and fro in the Earth; and walketh up and down in it, as a roaring Lion, seeking whom he

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d This is Beelzebub, the Prince, and chief of Devils; who is also styled, The Prince, and God of this World, the wicked One, the Enemy, and Tempter of Mankind; who had the Power of Death, till Christ, through Death, destroyed him.

e How art thou fallen from Heaven, O Lucifer, Son of the Morning! Thou, who saidít, I will exalt my Throne above the Stars of God, I will be like the Most High: behold, thou art fallen, as Lightning, from Heaven.

f This is the Prince of the Power of the Air; the Spirit that now worketh in the Children of

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Jam. 2. 19. Mar. J. 24. Mar. s. 7. Mar. 1. 27. Mar. 3. 11. b Luke 9. 1. Mat. 10. I. Luke 10, 17.

1 Pet. 5. 8. Rev. 12. 12. Job 1.7. 1 Pet. 5. 8. d Mat. 12 24. Luke 11. 15. John 12. 31. 2 Cor. 4. 4 Mat. 13. 19, 39. i Thess. 3. S. Heb. 2. 14.

If. 14. 12, 13, 14. Luke 1o, 18.

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Disobedience: and the working of Satan, is, with all Power and Signs, and lying Wonders, and with all Deceivableness of Unrighteousness, in them that perish.

a The Devil was a Murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the Truth, because there is no Truth in him. When he speaketh a Lye, he speaketh of his own; for he is a Liar, and the Father of it.

b The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a Man which sowed good Seed in his Field; but while Men slept, his Enemy came and lowed Tares among the Wheat. He that soweth the good Seed is the Son of Man, the Field is the World; the good Seed are the Children of the Kingdom; but the Tares are the Children of the Wicked One; and the Enemy, that loweth them, is the Devil.

c In this, the Children of God are manifeft, and the Children of the Devil.;.whosoever doth not Righteousness, is not of God, neither he that loveth not his Brother.

d He that committeth Sin, is of the Devil. For the Devil finneth from the beginning. And they that are of their Father the Devil, will do the Lusts of their Father.

e Cain was of that Wicked One, and flew his Brother, because his own Works were Evil, and his Brother's Righteous.

f The God of this World hath blinded the Minds of them which believe not, left the Light of the glorious Gospel of Christ should thine unto them. 2 Theff. 2. 9, 10.

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Mat. 13. 24, 25, 37, 38, 39. ci John 3. 10. à 1 John 3. 8. John 8.44: ' John 3. 12, 2 Cor. 4. 4

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la Some hear the Word of God, but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the Word out of their Hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.

6 Sometimes, when the unclean Spirit is gone out of a Man, he returneth again, and taketh with him seven other Spirits, more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there; and the last State of that Man is worse than the first.

c Wherefore take unto you the whole Armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the Wiles of the Devil. For we wrestle not against Flesh and Blood; but against Principalities, against Powers, against the Rulers of the Darkness of this World, against spiritual Wickedness in high places.

d Be sober, be vigilant; left, by any means, as the Serpent beguiled Eve through his Subtlety, the Tempter should tempt you also, and so your Minds should be corrupted from the Simplicity that is in Christ.

e For Satan himself is transformed into an Angel of Light; and therefore it is no great thing, if his Ministers also, viz. False Apostles, and deceitful Workers, be transformed as the Ministers of Righteousness.

f Behold, Satan hath desired to have us, that he may sift us as Wheat. Let us therefore watch, and pray, that we enter not into Temptation ; left Satan should get an Advantage of us, and

* Luke 8. 12, 11. Mark 4. 15. Luke 8. 12. b Mat. 12, 43, 44, 45.

* Eph. 6. 13, 11, 12. 1 Pet. s. 8. 2 Cor. 1. 3. i Thefl. 3. S. 2 Cor. 11. 3. 2 Cor. II, 14, 15, 13, 15.

f Luke 22. 31. Mat. 26. 41, 2 Cor. 2. 11. i Theff. 2. 18.

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hinder us, in running the Race that is set before us.

a If we do not give place to the Devil, but refist him, stedfart in the Faith, he will flee from us. But it is difficult for them to recover themselves out of the Snare of the Devil, who are taken Captive by him at his Will.

b If any Man, that is called a Brother, be a Fornicator, or Covetous, or an Idolater, or a Railer, or a Drunkard, or an Extortioner, or such like wicked Person; it is so judged, and ordered by the Apostles, that, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we are gathered together, with the Power of our Lord Jesus Christ, such a one be delivered unto Satan, for the Deftruction of the Flesh; or, that he may learn not to blafpheme; that the Spirit may be saved, in the Day of the Lord Jesus.

I Theff. 2. 18. Heb. 12. I.
Jam 4. 7. 2 Tim. 2. 26.
i Tim. 1. 20. I Cor. 5.5.

• Eph. 4. 27. 1 Pet. s. 9. b i Cor. s. II, 13, 3, 4, 3.

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