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in his Law doth he (c) MEDITATE Day and Night.
And he fhall be like a (d) TREE planted by the Rivers of Water, that bringeth forth his FRUIT in his Seafon his Leaf alfo fhall not wither, and whatsoever he doth fhall (e) profper. SALVATION (f) belongeth unto the Lord: Thy BLESSING is upon thy People:
Thou haft c put Gladness in my Heart, more than in the time that their (g) Corn and their Wine increased.
Let all thofe that put their TRUST in thee (b) REJOICE, let them ever fhout for Joy, because thou defendeft them; let them alfo that love thy Name be joyful in
(c) Ifai. xxvI. 9. With my Soul have I defired thee in the Night; yea, with my Spirit within me, will feek
(d) John xv. 5. I am the Vine, ye are the Branches; he that abideth in me, and I in him, the fame bringeth forth much FRUIT: For without me ye can do nothing.
(e) 1 Tim. IV. 8. But Godliness is profitable unto all things; having promife of the Life that now is, and of that which is to come.
(f) Matt: 1. 21. And thou fhalt call his Name Jefus, for he shall fave his People from their Sins.
c Pf. IV. 7. ! Pf. x. 17.
d Pf. v. 11, 12.
The Blessedness of the Righteous.
For the righteous Lord loveth RIGHTEOUSNESS; his Countenance doth (m) behold the Upright:
Thou fhalt keep them, O Lord; thou fhalt preferve them from this Generation for ever.
For (2) God his in the Generation of the RIGH
Lord, who fhall abide in thy (0) TABERNACLE? who fhall dwell in thy holy Hill?
He that walketh uprightly, and worketh Righteouf nefs, that speaketh the Truth in his Heart.
Thou k wilt not (p) leave their Soul in Hell, but wilt fhew them the Path of Life: For in thy Prefence is fulness of Jor; at thy right Hand there are Pleafures for ever
They fhall BEHOLD thy (1) Face in Righteoufnefs, and fhall be fatisfied with thy (r) LIKENESS.
The Lord is their (s) SHEPHERD, and they fhall
He maketh them to lie down in green Pastures; he
ing whereby he is able even to fubdue all things unto himfelf.
(s) John x. 27, 28. My SHEEP hear my Voice, and I know them, and they follow me. And I give unto them eternal LIFE, and they fhall never perifh; neither fhall any pluck them out of my Hand. Ifai. XL. 11. He hall feed his FLOCK like a SHEPHERD; he fhall gather the LAMBS with his Arm, and carry them in his Bofom, and fhall gently lead those that are with young.
8 Pfalm X1. 7. * Pf. xv 1. 10.
my COMMANDMENTS, and keep(m) John xiv. 21. He that hath eth them, he it is that LOVETH
me; and he that LOVETH me, shall will LOVE him, and will manifest be LOVED of my Father; and I my felf to him.
with you alway, even unto the End (n) Matt. xxvIII. 20. Lo, I am of the World. Ifai. LVII. 15. Thus is Holy; I dwell in the high and faith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth Eternity, whofe Name a CONTRITE and HUMBLE SPIRIT; holy Place, with him alfo that is of and to revive the Heart of the conto revive the Spirit of the Humble, trite Ones.
it were not fo, I would have told
(p) John 111. 16. God fo LOVED
(r) 1 John 111. 2. Now are we
the Sons of God, and it doth not
his FACE. Phil. 111. 20,21. Our
h Pf. xiv. 5. ! Pf. XVII. 15.
i Pf. xv. 1, 2.
GOODNESS and MERCY fhall follow them all the Days of their Life, and they fhall dwell in the (y) HOUSE of the Lord for ever.
Who" fhall ASCEND into the Hill of the Lord? and who fhall ftand in his holy Place?
He that hath clean Hands, and a (2) PURE HEART; who hath not lift up his Soul to (a) VANITY, nor fworn deceitfully :
He fhall receive the (b) BLESSING from the Lord, and RIGHTEOUSNESS from the God of his Salvation. This is the Generation of them that (c) SEEK him, that feek thy Face, O Jacob.
The (d) MEEK will he guide in Judgment, and the Meek will he teach his Way.
All the Paths of the Lord are MERCY and TRUTH, unto fuch as keep his (e) Co
(a) 1 Pet. 1. 18. Ye were not redeemed with CORRUPTIBLE things, as Silver and Gold, from your VAIN Converfation, received by Tradition from your Fathers.
(b) Heb. vi. 14, 16, 17, 18. Surely blefling, I will BLESS thee; and multiplying, I will MULTIPLY thee. For Men verily fwear by the Greater; wherein God willing more abundantly to fhew unto the Heirs of Promife the Immutability of his Counsel, confirmed it by an Oath; that by two immutable Things, in which it was impoffible for God to lye, we might have a ftrong Confolation, who have fled for REFUGE, to lay hold upon the HOPE fet before us; which Hope we have as an Anchor of the Soul.
(c) Ifai. Lv. 6, 7. SEEK ye the Lord while he may be found; CALL ve upon him while he is near: Let the Wicked forfake his Way, and the unrighteous Man his Thoughts;
and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have Mercy upon and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Heb. x1. 6. He that cometh to God, muft believe that he is, and that he is a Rewarder of them that diligently SEEK him.
(d) Matt. v.5. Bleffed are the MEEK, for they fhall INHERIT the Earth.
() 1 Pet. 111. 13. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be Followers of that which is good?
D Pf. XXIV. 3, to 6. • Pf. xxv. 9, 10, 14.
VENANT, and his Teftimonies.
The SECRET of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will fhew them his (f) COVENANT.
In the P time of (g) Trouble, he fhall hide them in his Pavilion; in the Secret of his Tabernacle fhall he hide them; he fhall fet them up upon a Rock.
The Lord will give STRENGTH unto his People, the Lord will blefs his People with (b) PEACE. How great is his (i) GOODNESS, which he hath laid up for them that fear him ; which he hath wrought for them that truft in him, before the Sons of Men:
He fhall keep them in the Secret of his Prefence from the PRIDE (k) of Man, he fhall keep them fecretly from the STRIFE of Tongues.
The (1) EYE fof the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his MERCY.
To deliver their SOUL from DEATH, and to keep them alive in (m) FAMINE: There is no WANT to them that FEAR him; for though the young Lions do lack, and fuffer Hunger, they
(f) Heb. v111. 6, 8, 10. He is the MEDIATOR of a better COVENANT, which was established upon better
PROMISES. Behold, the Days come, when I will make a new CoveNANT with the Houfe of Ifrael, and the House of Judah: I will put write them in their Hearts; and I my Laws into their Mind, and will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a People.
(g) John XVI. 33. In the World ye Thall have TRIBULATION; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the World. Verse 22. And ye now fee you again, and your HEART therefore have Sorrow; but I will fhall REJOICE, and your Joy no Man taketh from you.
(b) John xiv. 27. PEACE I leave you, my PEACE I give unto you; not as the World giveth, give I unto you. Let not your Heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Ephef. 1. 2. GRACE be unto you, and PEACE from God our Father, and from the Lord Ffs Chrift.
(i) 1 Cor. 11. 9. Eye hath not entered into the Heart of Man, the feen, nor Ear heard, neither have things which God hath prepared for them that LOVE him.
not them which kill the Body, but are (k) Matt. x. 28, 29, 30. FEAR
not able to kill the Soul; but rather both Soul and Body in Hell. Are FEAR him, which is able to destroy not two Sparrows fold for a Farthing? and one of them shall not
fall to the Ground without your
P Pf. XXVII. S. Pf. xxx111. 18, 19.
() 1 Pet. 111. 12. The EYES of
and his Ears are open unto their
(m) Matt. vi. 25, 26. Take no
Thought for your Life, what ye
than Meat, and the BoDy than Raiment? Behold the Fowls of the Air,
(n) Heb. 1. 14. Are they not all miniftring Spirits, fent forth to miof Salvation.
nifter for them who shall be Heirs
(0) Ifai. LVII. 15. Thus faith the high and lofty One, that inhabiteth Eternity, whofe Name is holy; I dwell in the high and holy Flace, with him alfo that is of a contrite and humble Spirit, to revive the Spirit of the humble, and to revive the Heart of the contrite Ones. James Iv. 6, 10. God refifteth the PROUD, but giveth Grace unto the HUMBLE. Humble your felves in the Sight of the Lord, and he fhall lift you up.
How excellent is thy loving Kindness, O God; therefore the Children of Men put their TRUST under the Shadow of thy Wings.
They fhall be abundantly fatisfied with the Fatnefs of thy House and thou fhalt make them drink of the (p) River of thy PLEASURES:
For with thee is the FouNTAIN of LIFE; and in thy Light fhall they fee Light.
(p) John IV. 14. Whofoever drinketh of the Water that I fhall give him, fhall never thirst: But the Water that I fhall give him, fhall be in him a Well of Water fpringing up into EVERLASTING LIFE. John vII. 37, 38, 39. Jefus tood and cried, faying, If any Man THIRST, let him come unto me and drink: He that believeth on me, (as the Scripture hath faid) out of his Belly fhall flow Rivers of living Water. But this fpake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive. Rev. XXII. 17. And the Spirit and the Bride fay, Come. And let him that heareth fay, Come: And let him that is athirft come: And
whofoever will, let him take the Water of LIFE freely.
* Pfalm xxxiv. 7, 15, 17, 18, 19, 22. ▾ Pf.xxxvI. 5,8,9.