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THE

W O R KS

OF

JOHN OWEN, D.D.

EDITED

BY THOMAS RUSSELL, M.A.

WITH

MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,

BY WILLIAM ORME,

VOL. XIV.

CONTAINING

A PRACTICAL EXPOSITION ON
THE HUNDRED AND THIRTIETH PSALM: A TREATISE OF THE DOMINION OF
SIN AND GRACE: AND A HUMBLE TESTIMONY UNTO THE GOODNESS

AND SEVERITY OF GOD IN HIS
DEALING WITH SINFUL CHURCHES AND NATIONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR RICHARD BAYNES, 28, PATERNOSTER ROW:
And sold by J. Parker, Oxford ; Deighton and Sons, Cambridge ; D. Brown,

Waugh and Innes, and H. 3. Baynes and Co. Edinburgh ; Chalmers and
Collins, and M. Ogle, Glasgow; M. Keene, and R. M. Íims, Dublin.

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CONTENTS

THE FOURTEENTH VOLUME.

A PRACTICAL EXPOSITION ON THE CXXXth PSALM.

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To the reader

A paraphrase

7

General scope of the whole psalm

9

The state and condition of the soul represented in the psalm. The two first

verses opened

Gracious souls may be brought into depths on the account of sin. What those

depths are

13

Whence it is that believers may be brought into depths on account of sin.

Nature of the supplies of grace given in the covenant. How far they extend.

Principles of the power of sin

20

What sins usually bring believers into great spiritual distresses. Aggravations

of these sins

27

The duty and actings of a believer under distresses from a sense of sin. His

apptication unto God. To God alone. Earnestness and intention of mind

therein

33

Verse 3.—The words of the verse explained ; and their meaning opened 46

What first presents itself to a soul in distress on the account of sin. This opened

in four propositions. Thoughts of God's making sin, according to the tenor

of the law, full of dread and terror

48

The first particular actings of a soul towards a recovery out of the depths of

sin. Sense of sin, wherein it consists. How it is wrought. Acknowledge

ment of sin; its nature and properties. Self-condemnation

57

Grounds of miscarriages when persons are convinced of sin and humbled.

Resting in that state. Resting on it

66

Verse 4. The words explained, and the design or scope of the psalmist in them

discovered

71

Propositions or observations from the former exposition of the words. The first

proposed to confirmation. No encouragement for any sinner to approach

unto God, without a discovery of forgiveness

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