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a thousand. How shall I answer him, and chuse out my Words to reason with him? Whom, tho' I were righteous, yet would I not answer;. but I would make Supplication to my Judge.

a Wherefore let us humble our selves greatly before God; and give Glory to the Lord, and make: Confession unto him..

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b Turn ye to me, faith the Lord,, And Shame, with all your Heart, and with Faft

ing, and with Weeping, and with Mourning: and rent your Heart, and not your Garments, and turn unto the Lord your God. c Be afflicted, ye Sinners, and mourn,

and weep: Let your Laughter be turned to Mourning, and your Joy to Heaviness.

8 Woe unto us that we have finned: For this our Heart is faint.

e When I remember my sins, I am afraid ;. Trembling taketh hold of my Flesh; so that I am a Burthen to my self.

f When ye sorrowed after a godly fort, what: Carefulness it wrought in you! yea, what clearing of your selves, yea, what Indignation, yea, what Fear, yea, what vehement Defire, yea, what Zeal, yea, what Revenge!

8 Godly Sorrow. worketh Repentance to Salvation, not to be repented of: But the Sorrow of the World worketh Death.

h The Sacrifices of God are a broken Spirit: A broken and a contrite Heart, O God, thou. wilt not despise.

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* 2 Chr. 33: 12. Josh. 7.19

• Jam. 4. 9, 8, 9.

Job 21. 6.. Job 7. 20. 6.2. Coś, 7, 10

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a. Ye shall remember your Ways, and all your Doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye shall loth your selves in your own Sight, for all: your Evils that ye have committed.

b Be ashamed, and confounded, for your own Ways, faith the Lord God.

c We lie down in our Shame, and our Confusion covereth us :. For we have finned against the Lord our God, we, and our Fathers, from our Youth, even unto this Day, and have not obeyed the Voice of the Lord our God. To: us, O Lord, belongeth Confufion of Face, because we have finned against thee.

d We are ashamed, and blush, to lift up our Faces to thee, our God : For our Iniquities are increased over our Head, and our Trespass is grown up unto the Heavens..

e After I was turned I repented; after I was instructed, I smote upon my Thigh: I was alhamed, even confounded, because I did bear the Reproach of my Youth.

f I will arise, and go to my Father, and will say unto him, Father, I have finned against Heaven, and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy Son.

& The unjust knoweth no Shame:

RESOLUTION.

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h Surely it is meet to be said unto God, have done Iniquity, I will do no more.

& Ezek. 20. 43.

b. Ezek. 36. 32. Jer. 3. 25. Dan. 9..8. d Ezr. 9. 6. Jer. 35. 19.

f Luke is. 18, 1966 6. Zeph. 3. So
Job 34. 31, 326

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· I am purposed, that my Mouth shall not transgress.

b I will set no' wicked thing before mine Eyes; A froward Heart shall depart from me: I willi not know a wicked Person.

cI will wash mine Hands. in Innocency; fo will I compass thine Altar; O Lord.

AMENDMENT.

d Thus faith the Lord; Return ye now, every one, from his evil Way, and make your Ways and your Doings good : For if ye throughly amend your Ways, and your Doings, I will give you an Heart to know nie, and I will fet inine Eyes upon you for good.''

e Caft away from you all your Tranfgressions; and make you a new Heart, and a new Spirit: For why will ye die ? I have no pleasure in the Death of him that dieth, faith the Lord God, wherefore turn your selves, and live ye. Frame your Doings to turn unto your God. - Cease to. do evil; learn to do well.

f Put off, concerning the former Conversation, the old Man, which is corrupt, according to the deceitful Lufts: and be renewed in the Spirit of: your Mind; and put on the new Man, 'which, after God, is created in Righteousness, and true Holiness.

8 As ye have yielded your Members Servants to Uncleanness, and to Iniquity, unto Iniquity; even so now yield your Members Servants to Righteousness, unto Holiness. For, what Fruit b Ps. 101. 3, 4.

cPf. 26. 6. a Jer. 18. 11. Jer. 7. 5. Jer. 24. 7, 6. Ezek. 18. 31. 32. Hof. s. 4. Ile d, 1617, Eph. 4. 22, 23, 24, & Rom. 6. 19.

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a Pf. 17. 3

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had ye in those things whereof ye are now afhamed? For the end of those things is Death.

a Cleanse your Hands, ye Sinners; and purify your Hearts, ye Doubie-minded. Peradventure God will give you Repentance, that ye may recover your selves out of the Snare of the Devil.

b Thou that haft left thy first Love, remember from whence thou art fallen, and repent; and do the first.Works.

c Break off thy Sins by Righteousness; and ; thine Iniquities, by shewing Mercy to the Poor.

d If Iniquity be in thine Hand, put it far away; and let not Wickedness dwell in thy Tabernacles :: For then shalt thou lift up thy Face without spot;: yea, thou shalt be stedfait, and that not fear, because thou lhalt forget thy Misery, and remeinber it as Waters that pass away.'

e Let us cease froin Sin, 'that we may no longer, live the rest of our time to the Lufts of Men, hut to the Will of God: For the time past of ourLife may suffice us to have wrought the Will of the Gentiles, when we served divers Lusts and Pleasures:

f Knowing therefore the time, that now it is high time to awake out of Sleep; let us cait off the Works of Darkness, and let us put on the Armour of Light.

8 Turn ye now from your evil Ways, and from your evil Doings; before Sin hath gotten Domin' nion over yoll, and ye find no place of Repen -tance. Can the Ethiopian change his Skin, or the Leopard his Spots? Then may they also do. Good, that are accustomed to do Evil. Rom. 6. 21. * Jam. 4 8. 2 Tim 2. 25, 26. b Rev. 2. 4, S.

Dan 4.27.1

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Job 11. 14, 15, 16. 1 Pet. 4. 1, 2, 3 Tit. 3.3: Rom. 13. 11, 12, S-Zech. 3.-4.-Rom. 6, 14. Heb, 12. 17. Jer. 13. 23,

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Surely it is meet to be faid unto God: if I have done Iniquity, I will do no more. For he looketh upon Men, and if any fay, I have finned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; he will deliver his Soul from going into the Pit, and his Life shall see the Light. Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his Transgressions that he hath committed, he fhall surely live, he shall not die..

b If the wicked will turn from all his Sins that he hath committed, and keep all my Statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die, faith the Lord: All his Transgreflions that he hath committed, they fhall not be mention'd unto him, in his Righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

c If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up; thou shalt put away Iniquity far from thy Tabernacles. Will he plead against thee with his great Power ? No; but he would put Strength in thee.

d He will create in thee a clean Heart, and renew a right Spirit within thee: He will restore unto thee the Joy of his Salvation, and uphold thee with his free Spirit.

e After all that is come upon us for our evil Deeds, seeing that thou, our God, haft punished us less than our Iniquities deserve, should we again break thy Commandments? And, whereas we have offended against the Lord already, should we add more to our Sins, and to our Trespafles ?

* Job 34. 31, 32. Job 3.3. 27, 28. Ezek. 18.,28. Ezek. 18. 21, 22.

Job 22. 23. Job 23. 6. & Pl. S. 10, 12

* Ezr.. 9. 13, 14. 2.Chr. 28. 130

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