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stinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading. See ver. 5, 6.
Isa. viii. 20. To the law and to the testimony, &c.
xxviii. 10. Precept must be upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little.
1. 4. The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned that I should know how to speak a word to him that is weary.
Isa. li. 16. I have put my words in thy mouth, and have concealed thee in the hollow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion thou art my people. Jer. i. 9.
lviii, 1, Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.
Ezek. xvi. 2. Cause Jerusalem to know her abominations. xx. 4. Cause them to know the abominations of their fathers. · Jer. iii. 15. I will give you pastors according to mine own heart that shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
xiii. 28. The prophet that hath a dream let him tell a dream, and he that hath my wurd, let him speak my word faithfully, what is the chaff to the wheat, salth the Lord ? .
Ver. 29. Is not my word like as a fire, saith the Lord, and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces ? Ch. xx. 9. '
Ezek. ii. 7. Then thou shalt speak my words unto them whether they will hear or whether they will forbear.
iii. 17. I have made thee a watch-man unto the house of Israel, therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning.
Ezek. iii. 18. When I say unto the wicked, thou shalt surely die, and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life, he shall die in his iniquity, but his blood will I require at thy hand.
Ver. 19. If thou warn the wicked and he turn not from his pickedness, he shall die in his iniquity, but thou hast delivered thy soul. Hab. ii. 1.
xvi. 2. Cause Jerusalem to know her abominations. Hos. viii. 1. Set the trumpet to thy mouth.
Mic. iji. 8. I am full of power by the Spirit of the Lord, and of judgment, and of might, to declare unto Jacob his transgression, and to Israel his sin.
Mal. ü. 7. The priest's lips should preserve knowledge, and the people should ask the law at his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
xiii. 52. Every scribe instructed into the kingdom of heaven is like an housholder that bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.
Matt. xxviii. 19. Go ye, and teach all nations.
Ver. 20, Teaching them to observe all things whatsoerer I have commanded you, and lo. I am with you always even unto the end of the world.
John sxi. 15. Lo Jesus said to Peter, feed my lambs, feed my sheep. . Acts v. 42. Daily in the temple and in every house the apostles ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus Christ. • vi. 4. The apostles said, we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.
xvi. 21. When they had preached the gospel and taught many, they returned again,
Ver. 22. Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith.
xvi. 40. Paul and Silas comforted the brethren and departed.
Ver. 18. And said, ye know after what manner I have been with you at all seasons.
Ver. 19. Serving the Lord with all huinility.
Acts xx. 26. I take you to record that I am pure from the blood of all men. Ch. xviii. 6. Ezek. iii. 17.
Ver. 27. I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Ver. 28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers (or bishops) to feed the church of God.
Ver. 31. Watch, and remember that I ceased not to warn every man night and day with tears.
xxviii. 31. Paul continued preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things that concern the Lord Jesus with all confidence. Rom. xii. 7. Let us wait on ministering, on teaching, on exhortation. xv, 16. Ministering the gospel of the grace of God. ..
xvi. 12. Tryphena, and Tryphosa, and Persis, laboured much in the Lord.
1 Cor. iii. 9. We are labourers together with God. .. . .
Ver. 10. According to the grace of God given unto me, as a wise master builder I have laid the foundation.
Ver. 11. Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which , is Jesus Christ. See to ver. 15.
I Cor. iv. I. Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Ver. 2. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. Ver. 4. 1 Pet. iv. 10.
Ver. 14. As my beloved sons I warn you.
ix. 16. Though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of, for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel.
xiv. 3. He that prophesieth (i. e. preacheth) speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
xv. 10. I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I but the grace of God which was with me.
xvi 10. Timotheus worketh the work of the Lord as I also do.
2 Cor. vi. 10. We then as workers together with God beseech you, that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
ii. 17. We are not as many which corrupt the word of God, but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
2 Cor. iv, 2. We have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, not handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every mans's conscience in the sight of God.
v. 19. God hath committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Ver. 20. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ; as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
Eph. vi. 21. Tychicus a beloved brother, and faithful minister in the Lord. Col. iv. 7.
Phil. ii. 16. Holding forth the word of life, &c.
Col. i. 28. Christ whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, that he may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.
iv. 17. Take heed to the ministry which thou hast received in the Lord, that thou fulfil it.
1 Thess. ii. 3. Our exhortation was not of deceit, nor of unrighteousness, nor in guile.
Ver. 9. Labouring night and day, because we would not be charge- . able unto you, we preached the gospel of God.
Ver. 11. Ye know how we exhorted, and comforted, and charged every one of you (as a father doth his children.)
iv. 1. We beseech and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and please God, so ye would abound more and more.
2 Thess. iii. 12. We command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Chrisı, that with quietness they work and eat their own blood.
I Tim. i. 3. Charge some that they teach none other doctrine.
Ver. 4. Neither give heed to fubles, and endless genealogies, which minister questions rather than godly edifying, which is in faith. Ch. vi. 4, 5. 2 Tim. ii. 14, 16. Ch. iv. 4. Tit. i. 14.-iii. 9.
ii. 7. I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity. 2 Tim. i. 11.
iv. 6. If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine.
Ver. 11. These things command and teach.
Ver. 21. Observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.
Ver. 22. Lay hands suddenly on no man. Ch. iii. 2 to 10. Tit. i. 6 to 10.
vi. 2. These things teach and exhort.
Ver. 3. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness,
Ver. 4. He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about ques. tions, &c.
I Tim. ii. 2. The things which thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Ver. 15. Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.
Ver. 25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves.
iv. 2. Preach the word, be instant in season, and out of season, reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. Tit. i. 13.
Ver. 5. Watch in all things, ondure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Tit. i. 9. By sound doctrine convince gainsayers. . ii. 1. Speak the things that become sound doctrine..
Ver. 7. In doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity. Ver. 8. Sound speech that cannot be condemned.
Ver. 15. Those things speak and exhort and rebuke with all authority.
Heb. x. 11. Every priest standeth daily ministering.
xiii. 17. Ministers watch for souls, as they that must give an ac. count.
1 Pet. v. 1. Feed the flock of God, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint but willingly, not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind.
iv. 11. If any man speak let him speak as the oracles of God, if any man minister let him do it as of the ability which God giveth, that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ.
2 Pet. i. 12. I will not be negligent to put you always in remembrance of those things, though ye knew them, and be established in the present truth.
Ver. 13. I think it my duty to stir up your pure minds by way of remembrance. Ch. iii. i.
Ver. 15. I will endeavour, that after my decease, ye may have these things always in remembrance. Phil. iii. I.
1 John i. 3. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you. Jude ver. 3. It was needful that I should write to you, and exhort you.
CXX. The good effects of preaching. Matt. xii. 41. The man of Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonas. Jonah iii. 2, 5.
Acts ii. 41. At Peter's sermon there were added to the church a. bout three thousand souls.
xxi. 19. Paul declared what things God had wrought by his minIsters among the Gentiles.
Ver. 20. And the brethren glorified God.
I Cor. i. 21. It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
iii. 5. Who is Paul, or who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man.
CXXI. A good ministry promised. 1 Sam. ii. 35. I will raise me up a faithful priest, that shall do according to that which is in mine heart, and in my mind.
Isa. xxx. 20. Though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers.
Ver. 21. And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee saying, this is the way, walk ye in it.
Jer. üi. 15. I will give you pastors according to mine own heart that shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
xxiii. 4. I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the Lord. Isa. Ixii. 6.
CXXII. Faithful ministry. Promises to them and prayers for them. Deut. xxxiii. 8. Let tlry Urim and thy Thummimbe with thy holyones.
Ver. 11. Of Levi, bless, Lord, his substance and accept the work of his hands, smite through the loins of them that rise up against him.
Ps. cxv. 12. The Lord hath been mindful of us, he will bless the house of Israel, he will bless the house of Aaron. Ps. cxxxv. 19.
cxxxii. 13. The Lord hath chosen Zion.
Isa. xlix. 4. I said I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain, yet surely my judgment is with the Lord, and my work with my God..
Jer. xv. 19. Thus saith the Lord, if thou take forth the precious from the vile, thou shalt be as my mouth : let them return unto thee, but return not thou unto them.
xxxi. 14. I will satiate the soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the Lord.
Jer. xxxiii. 20. If you can break my covenant of the day, and of the night,
Ver. 21. Then may also my covenant be broken with the Levites, the priests, my ministers.
Ezek. xliv. 15. The priests that kept my charge when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come unto me and minister unto me.
Dan. xii. 3. They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever. Prov. xi. 30. James v. 20.
Matt. v. 19. Whosoever shall do and teach these commandments, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Luke xii. 42. Who then is that faithful and wise steward whom his Lord shall make ruler over his houshold, to give them their portion of meat in due season.
Ver. 43. Blessed is that servant whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing. xxii. 29. Jesus said, I appoint unto you a kingdom. Matt. xix. 28.
John iv. 36. He that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal. See 2 Tim. iv. 7, 8. Rev. ii. 10.
CXXIII. Holy and unblaineable in life and conversation. Lev. xxi. 16. The priests shall be holy unto their God. Ezek. xliv. 24.
Lam. iv. 7. Her Nazarites were purer than snow, &c. Isa. lii. U. Be ye clean that bear the vessels of the Lord. Matt. v. 13. Ye are the salt of the earth. Ch. xiv. The light of the world.
Ver. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
X. 16. Be wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.