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* The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to lay him: but the Lord will not leave him in his Hand. God will hide him from the secret Counsel of the wicked ; and will deliver him from unreasonable and wicked Men, which have not Faith.

b Remember, I pray thee, Who ever perithed, being innocent? Or, Where were the righteous cut off?

c Whoso keepeth the Commandment, thall feel no evil thing.

d The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of Temptations : And God is faithful, who will not suffer them to be tempted above what they are able; but will, with the Temptation, also, make a Way to escape, that they may be able to bear it.

e Set your Hearts unto all the Words of this Law, which is set before you: For it is not a vain thing for you, because it is your Life, and through this thing ye shall prolong your Days.

& Keep therefore, and do them; for this is your Wisdom, and your Understanding. happy is the Man that findeth Wisdom: For Length of Days is in her right Hand, and in her left Hand Riches and Honour. Her Ways are Ways of Pleasantness, and all her Paths are Peace. . : 8 If thou shalt keep the Commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his Ways; the Lord shall open unto thée his good Treasure,

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& Pf. 37. 32, 33. Pf. 64. 2.

2 Theff. 3. 2.
Job 4. 7.
c Eccl. 8. 5.

d 2 Pet. 2. 9. I Cor. 1o. 13.

e Deut. 32. 46. Deut. 4. 44. Dekt. 32, 47. f Deut. 4. 6. Prov. 3. 13, 14, 16, 17. 8 Deut, 28, 9, 12,

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and bless all the work of thine Hand. The Lord will make thee plenteous in every Work of thine Hand, for good. The Lord will rejoice over thee for good.

a Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goeft out: For the Lord Mall guide thee on every fide.

b Thou shalt make thy Prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee. Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee; and the Light shall thine upon thy Ways.

c The Blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich; and he addeth no Sorrow with it.

d The just Man walketh in his Integrity :- his Children are blessed after him. The Generation of the upright shall be blessed.

e Let not Mercy and Truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy Neck, write them upon the Table of thine Heart: So shalt thou find Favour, and good Understanding, in the Sight of God and Man.

f The Fear of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom: A good Understanding have all they that do his Commandments; and unto the upright there ariseth Light in the Darkness.

& The righteous shall hold on his Way, and be stronger and stronger: And they that love the Lord, fall be as the Sun, when he goeth forth in his Might.

h Mark the perfect Man, and behold the upright: For the end of that Man-is Peace.

Deut. 28. 12. Deut. 30. 9.

a Deut. 28. 6.-2 Chr. 32.22. b Job 22. 27, 28. c Proy, 10. 22.

d Prov. 20.7. Ps. 112. 2. Prov. 3. 3, 4.

fPf. 111. 10. Pf. 112. 4. is Job 17. 9. Judg. 5.31.

b Pf. 37. 37.

• The Work of Righteousness shall be Peace, and the Effect of Righteousness, Quietness and Assurance for cver.

o The Law of the Lord is perfect, converting the Soul: The Testimony of the Lord is fure, making wise the simple. The Statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the Heart: The Commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightning the Eyes. The Judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether: More to be defired are they than Gold, yea, than much fine Gold; sw.eeter also than Honey, and the Honeycomb; and in keeping of them there is great Reward.

c In the multitude of my Thoughts within me, thy Comforts, O Lord, delight my Soul: For, thou shalt guide me with thy Counsel, and afterwards receive me to Glory.

d A good Man shall be satisfied from himself. For his rejoicing is this, The Testimony of his Conscience, that in Simplicity, and godly Sincerity, he hath had his Conversation in the World.

e He shall not much remember the Days of his Life : because God answereth him in the Joy of his Heart.

í He fhall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him, and he shall see his Face with Joy.

18 Happy is that people, whose God is the Lord : For the Lord taketh Pleasure in his

elf. 32. 17:

Pf. 19. 7, 8, 9, 10, II. cPf. 94. 19. Pf. 73. 24. d Prov. 14. 14. 2 Cor. 1. 12. Eccl. s. 20.

Job 33, 26. 8 Pf. 144. 15. Pf. 149. q.

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a They shall take Delight in approaching to God; and rejoice in his Salvation : For his Lov.. ing-kindness is better than Life.

b Ye are my Friends (faith Chrif) if ye do whatsoever I command you : And, if any Man serve me, him will my Father honour.

c Having Peace with God, through our Lord Jesus Christ, we rejoice in the Hope of the Glo

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d We know, that if our earthly House of this Tabernacle were dissolved, we have a Building of God, an House not made with Hands, eternal in the Heavens: For which Cause we faint not; but tho' our outward Man perish, yet the inward Man is renewed Day by Day : And, tho the World passeth away, and the Luft thereof; nevertheless we, according to the Promise of God, look for new Heavens, and a new Earth, wherein dwelleth Righteoulness.

e Henceforth there is laid up for those that have kept the Faith, fought a good Fight, and finished their Course, a Crown of Righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, fhall give unto them at his appearing. Wherefore, comfort one another with thefe Words.

f Blefsed are the dead which die in the Lord : For they rest from their Labours; and are taken

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Jer. 31. 14. I. 5852. If. 25. 9. Ps. 63. 3.

John 14. 14. John 12. 26. c Rom. s. 1, 2. d 2 Cor. 5. 1. 2 Cor. 4. 16. 1 John 2. 17. 2 Pet. 3. 13; 2 Tim. 4. 8, 7, 8. i Thess. 4: 180 * Rev, 14. 13.

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a. And, when the time of the Dead is come, that they should be judged; thou, O Lord God Almighty, wilt give Reward unto thy Servants the Prophets, and to the Saints, and them that fear thy Name, small and great.

6 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun, in the Kingdom of their Father; and they that be wise hall shine as the Brightness of the Firmament, and they that turn many to Righteousness, as the Stars for ever and ever.

c Jesus, who is gone to prepare a Place for his Disciples, that love him, and keep his Commandments, will come again, and receive them unto himself, that where he is, there may they be also ; and may behold his Glory, which the Father hath given him.

d The Spirits of just Men mall be made perfect. And they shall fee God; and shall ever be with the Lord.

e Now we see through a Glass darkly ; but then Face to Face: now we know in part; but then thall we know, even as also we are known.

f The ransomed of the Lord shall come to Zion, with Songs and everlasting Joy upon their Heads : They shall obtain Joy and Gladness; and Sorrow and Sighing shall flee away:

& Their Inheritance shall be for ever : And they shall receive a Crown of Glory, that fadeth not away.

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If. 57. 1. Rev. 14. 13. a Rev. 11. 18, 17, 18.

b Mat. 13. 43. Dan. 12. 3. John 14. 6, 2, 15, 3. John 17. 24.

d Heb. 12. 23. Mat. s. 8. i Thef.4. 17. ç i Cor. 13. 12,

fir, 35. 10.

& Pf. 37. 18. Pet. S. 4.

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