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a Charge them that are rich in this World, that they be not high minded, nor truft in uncertain Riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.

b When thou hast eaten, and art full, and haft
built goodly Houses; and when thy Herds, and
thy Flocks multiply; and thy Silver and thy
Gold is multiplied ; beware that thou forget not
the Lord thy God; and thy Heart be lifted up,
and thou say in thine Heart, My Power, and
the Might of my Hand, hath gotten me this
Wealth,

cLet the Brother of low degree, rejoice, in
: that he is exalted; but the rich, in that he is.

made low; because, as the Flower of the Grass,
he shall pass away.

d A certain rich Man said to his Soul, Soul,
thou haft much Goods laid up for many Years ;,
take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But
God said unto him, Thou Fool, this Night thy
Soul shall be required of thee: Then whose shall
those things be which thou haft provided ? So is
he that layeth up Treasure for himself, and is
not rich towards God.

e Lo, this is the Man that made not God his Strength ; but trusted in the abundance of his Riches, and strengthned himself in his Wickedness.

f He faith, I am rich, and increased with Goods, and have need of nothing; and knoweth not, that he is wretched, and miserable.,, and poor, and blind, and naked.

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a Why boastest thou thy self in Mischief, O. mighty. Mand, The Goodness of God enduretli continuallya..

b The wicked boasteth of his Heart's Defire: Through the Pride of his Countenance he will not: seek after God. He hath said in his Heart, I shall not be moved; I shall never be in Ado versity. But, the Lord thall cut off all flattering Lips, and the Tongue that speaketh proud things....

... God will punish the stout Heart:of the Consqueror, and the Glory of his high Looks; who : faith, I have removed the Bounds of the Peos. ple, and have put down the Inhabitants, like a valiant Man: By.the Streogth of my Hand I have done it; and by my Wisdom, for I am prudent. Shall the. Axe. boast it self against him that heweth therewith? or, Shall the Saw magni. fy-it self against him that Thaketh it...or, Shall the Staff lift up it self, as if it were no Wood? Therefore hall the Lord of Hofts lop the Bough with Terror; and the high ones of Stature shall berhewen down,..and the haughty thall be hum. bled..

God refiftcth the proud, but giveth Grace unto the humble ; submit your, selves therefore to God: Humble your selves in the light of the . Lord, and he shall lift you up:

c. Learn of me, (faith our Saviour) for I am meek, and lowly-in Heart; and ye shall find ref unto your Souls.

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b.Pf. 10, 3, 4, 6. PS. 12. 3. illa 10. 129. 13. 180 16,1 3ę * Jam 4.6, 79.10. Mam 11. 29

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a Put not forth thy self in the Presence of the King, and stand not in the place of great Men: For better it is that it be said of thee, Come up hither, than that thou shouldnt be put lower, in the presence of the Prince, whom thine. Eyes have seen.

h. When thou art bidden of any Man to a Wedding, fit not down in the highest Room, left a more honourable Man than thou be bidden of him; and he that bad thee and him coine and say to thee, Give this Man place, and thou begin, with Shame, to take the lowest Room : But, when thou art bidden, go and fit down in the lowest Rooin, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher : Then thalt thou have Worship in the Presence of them that fit at Meat with thee. For, whosoever exalteth himself shall be abared; and, he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

c Be not ye as the Scribes and the Pharisees, who loved the uppermost Rooms at Feafts, and the chief Seats in the Synagogues, and Greetings in the Markets, and to be called of Men, Rabbi, Rabbi ; who did all their works to be seen of Men And be not as the chief Rulers among the Jews, who loved the Praise of Men, more than the Praise of God.

d How can ye believe which receive Honour one of another, and seek not the Honour that cometh: from God'only?:

* Prov..25. 6, 7..

Luke 14. 8, 9, 10, II, • Mat. 23. 2; 6, 7S. John 12, 42, 43. John s. 44.

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a Let the Women adorn themselves in modest Apparel, with Shame-facedness and Sobriety.

b. Blessed are the poor in Spirit ;. for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.

c Whosoever shall humble himself as a little Child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

d Tho' the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; but the proud he knoweth afar : off. Surely he scorneth the Scorners ; , but he giveth Grace unto the lowly.

e When Pride cometh, then cometh Shame ; ; but with the lowly is Wisdoms.

f Before Destruction the Heart of Man is haugh-.ty; and before Honour is Humility:

8 A Man's Pride shall bring him low; but Ho-nour fhall uphold the humble in Spirit.

h He that is of a proud Heart stirreth up Strife. Seeft thou a Man wife in his own Conceit? There : is more hope of a Fool, than of him..

i A proud Look doth the Lord hate; and eve-ry one that is proud in Heart is an Abomination to the Lord.

k Woe unto them that are wife in their own Eyes, and prudent in their own Sight. For the Day of the Lord of Hofts shall be upon every: one that is proud and lifted up, and he shall be brought low: The lofty Looks of Man fhall be humbled; and the Haughtinefs of Men shall be bowed down; and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that Day.

I Tim. 2. 9.
• Mat. s. 3.

Mat. 18. 4o

e Prov. II, 2.. d Pf. 138. 6. Prov. 3. 34. f.Proy, 18. 12. 8 Prov. 29. 23.

b Prov28. 230 Prov. 26. 12. * Prov. 6.1.17, 16. Prov. 16.5. I S: 21. 11. 2012, de

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MEEKNESS.

a Cease from Anger, and forsake Wrath: Fret: not thy self in any wise to do Evil.

b Be angry, and sin not: Let not the Șun go. down upon your Wrath; neither give place to the Devil.

c Put away from thee a froward Mouth; and perverse Lips put far from thee.

d Let not thy Spirit be provoked, so as to speak unadvisedly with thy Lips.

e Be not hafty, in thy Spirit, to be angry; for Anger resteth in the.Bosom of Fools.

Let every Man be swift to hear, flow to speak, low to Wrath; . for the Wrath of Man worketh not the Righteousness of God.

8. Let your Moderation be known untó all : Men: The Lord is at hand..

h Let the holy Women, who trust in God, , adorn themselves with that which is not corruprible, even the Ornament of a meek and quiet Spirit, which is, in the Sight of God, of great Price..

i He that is soon angry, dealeth foolishly; and i he that is hafty of Spirit, exalteth Folly:. but he that is - low to Wrath, is of great Under.... itanding

k A Fool's Wrath is presently known, but a. prudent Man covereth Shame..

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* Pf. 37. 8.
d pr. 106. 33,
g. Phil. 4. S.

Eph. 4. 26, 27.

* Prov. 4. 24. e Eccl. 7.-9..

* Jam. !. 19,29. i Pet. 3. So 4.

Prov, 14 Prov. 12. 16.

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27, 29

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