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Lev. x. 9. Do not drink wine, nor strong drink, thou nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabertiacle of the congregation, lest ve die. Ezek. xliv. 21. Luke i. 15.

Luke xxi. 34. Jesus said unto his disciples, take heed to yourselves, Test at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life. · I Cor. ix. 27. Paul said, I keep my body under. Jer. xxxv. 6.

I Tim. iii. 3. A bishop must not be given to wine. Tit. i. 7. See wine forbidden to Nazarites. Numb. vi. 3. Amos ii. 12.

CXXXI. They pray for the people. Numb. vi. 23. On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

Ver. 24. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee,

Ver. 25. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gras cious unto thee,

Ver. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Joel ii. 17. Let the priests the ministers of the Lord weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thy heritage to reproach.

Rom. i. 9. Without ceasing, I make mention of you always in my · prayer's.

x. 1. My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved.

xv. 13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

I Cor. i. 4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ. .. 2 Cor. xii. 7. I pray to God that ye do no evil.

Eph. i. 16. I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

Ver. 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, &c. Ver. 18, 19.

Phil. i. 3. I thank my God on every remembrance of you.
Ver. 4. Always in every prayer of mine, for you ali,making request,

Ver. 5. That he that hath begun a good work in you, will perform · it until the day of Christ.

Ver. 9. This I pray that your love may abound yet more and more, in knowledge, and in all jugment.

Ver. 10. That yc m.iy approve the things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ.

Ver. llo Deios filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of Goci.

Col. i. 9. We cease not to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledure of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding..

Ver. 10. That ve might vak worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing being fruitful in every good work, increasing in the knowledge ol Goil.

Ver. H. Strengthened wich all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suilering with joyfulness.

Col. iv. 12. Labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

I Thess. iii. 12. The Lord make you to encrease and abound in love, one towards another and towards all men. • Ver. 13. To the end that he may establish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

v. 23. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thess. i. 11. We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.

Ver. 12. That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glori. fied in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and · the Lord Jesus Christ.

ii. 16. Now the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Fa. ther which hath loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

Ver. 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

James v. 14. Is any sick among you ? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him. Ver. 15.

See more instances of such prayers. Exod. xxxii. Il. Moses for the Israelites when they offended in making the golden calf. Deut. ix. 20.

Numb. xi. 2. For the people when a fire from the Lord consumed many of them.

xiv. 13, 20. For the people when they murmured.
xxi. 6, 7, 8. For the people when bitten with fiery serpents.

1 Sam. xii. 19, 23. Samuel for the people offending by asking a king.

Nch. ix. 6. The priests for the people to ver. 37. Ch. x. 28 to 39. On which a reformation ensues. Ch. xii. 43.

Dan. ix. 4 to 20. Daniel for the people. · Amos vii, 2 to 7. Amos for the people.

Hab. i. 3 to 17. Habakkuk for the people. Ver. 17, 18, 19; Chris! for the disciples. John xiv. 16.-xvi. 26.-xvii. 9, 15, 20. For Peter. Luke xxii. 32. For children. Matt. xix. 13.. CXXXII, The supports of Christians in grnerul, of the Lord's minis

fers in particular, under sufferings for religiunt. . Isa. Ixvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, re that tremble at his word, your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for mr name's sake, said, let the Lord be glorified ; bit he shall appear to your jor, and they shall be ashamed. Luke vi."22, 23.

Matt. v. 10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteouse, ness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of learen). Ver. Ul.

x, 39. He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

xix. 29. Every one that hath forsaken houses or brethren, or sis. ters, or father or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shallinserit everlasting life

Rom. v. 3. We glory in tribulurious, knowing that tribulation worka erb patience,

Rom. v. 4. And patience, experience and experience hope ;
Ver. 5. And hope maketh not ashamed. James i. 2.

viii. 17. If so be that we suffer for Christ, that we may be also glorified together.

Ver. 18. The sufferings of this present time are not fit to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us.

Ver. 35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword ?

Ver. 36. (As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.)

Ver. 37. In all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us.

2 Cor. iv. 9. We are persecuted but not forsaken. Ch. vi. 8, 9, 10.

xii. 10. I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessi. ties, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake : For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Ver. 9. He said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee ; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

1 Tim. iv. 10. We labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God.

Heb. x. 34. Ye took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing that in heaven ye have a better and a more enduring substance.

xi. 26. Moses had respect to the recompence of reward. Ver. 27. He endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Ver. 35. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

xii. 1. Seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us run with patience the race set before us.

Ver. 2. Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God. Ch. ii. 9.-xiii. 13. Matt. X. 24. James v. 10. 1 Pet. ii. 21..iv. I, 13, 14, 16, 19. Rev. ii. 10.

WICKED MINISTERS.

CXXXIII. Wicked ministcrs, their sin and punishment. Lcr.x. 1. Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire before the Lord which he commanded them not.

Ver. 2. And there went out a fire from the Lord and devoured them.

I Sam. ii. 12. The sons of Eli were sons of Belial, they knew not ihe Lord. See to ver. 17. Their covetousness. Ver. 22. Their uncleanness. Ver. 27. to the end, the punishment of Eli's house.

Isa. xliii. 27. Thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Ver. 23. Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary: I have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Jer. ii. 8. The priests said not, where is the Lord ? and they that handle the law knew me not ; the pastors also transgressed against mc, &c.

Jer. ii. 9. Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your children's children,

X. 21. The pastors are become. brutish and have not sought the Lord, therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

xxiii. 11. Both prophet and priest are profane, &c.

Ver. 12. Wherefore I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the Lord.

Ver. 14. They commit adultery and walk in lies, they strengthen the hands of evil-rloers, that none doth return from his wickedness, they are all of them to me as Sodom.

Ver. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I will feed them with worin wood, and make them drink the water of gall, for froin the priests is pro. faneness gone forth to all the Land.

Ver. 22. If they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my peo. ple to hear my words, then they should have turned them from the evil of their doings.

Ver. 27. They cause my people to forget my name by their dreams. Ver. 30. Therefore I am against the prophets, saith the Lord.

Ezek. xxii. 26. Her priests have violated my law, and have pro- . faned my holy things.

Ver. 31. Therefore I poured out mine indignation upon them, their own way hare I recompensed upon their heads.

Zeph. iii. 4. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons, her priests havé polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the

law.

Ver. 5. The just Lord is in the midst thereof, &c. ..
Mal. i. 6. O ye priests that despise my name.
Ver. 7. Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar.
Ver. 8. If ye offer the blind, and the lame, and the sick, is it not evil!
Ver. 9. Will he regard your persons, saith the Lord ?

ii. 8. V ye priests, ye have departed out of the way, ye have cau. sed many to stunıble at the law.

Ver. 9. Therefore have I made you contemplible before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways.

Matt. vii. 22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy naine, and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works.

Ver. 23. Then wili i profess unto them I never knew you, depart from me ye that work iniquity. Ch. xxv. 44, 45.

2 Tim. iii. 5. Having a form of godiiness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. Ver. 13.

CXXXIV. Their covetousness. Isa. Ivi. 11. Her watchmen are all greedy dogs which can never have enough; they all look to their own way, every one for his gain from his quarter. See the covetousness of Eli's sons. 1 Sam. ii. 12 to 17.

Jer. viii. 10. Every one from the least, even to the greatest, is given to covetousness. Ch. vi. 13.

Ezek. xiii. 19. Will ye pollute my name for handfuls of barley and pieces of bread.

Hos. vi. 9. As troops of robbers the priests murder in the way, they commit lewdness.

ness.

Mal. i. 10. Who is there among you that would shut the doors for nought ? neither do they kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, neither will I accept an offering at your hands, saith the Lord of hosts.

iii. 11. The priets teach for hire, and the prophets divine for money. Ver. 12. Therefore shall Zion for your sakes be plowed as a field.

John x. 12. He that is an hireling, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth.

Ver. 13. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

Acts xx. 29. After iny departure shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

I Tim. vi. 5. Men of corrupt minds, supposing that gain is godii.

2 Tim. iv. 10. Demas hath forsaken us, having loved this present world.

Tit. i. 11. Teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake,

2 Pet. ii. 3. Through covetousness shall they make merchandize of you.

Jude ver. 11. They ran grecdily after the error of Balaam for reward. 2 Pet. ii. 14, 15.

CXXXV. Their intemperance. Isa. xxviii. 7. The priest and the prophet have erred; through strong drink they are out of the way. Ver. 8, 17. Ch. Ivi. 12. .

Luke xii. 45. If that servant shall begin to eat and to drink, and to be drunken,

Ver. 46. The Lord of that servant will cut him in sunder, and ap point bim bis portion with unbelievers."

Rom. xvi. 18. Such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly.

Pbil. iii. 19. Whose Cod is their belly, whose glory is their shame, who mind eirthly things. · 2 Pet. ij. 13. They count it pleasure to riot in the day-limes

Jude rer. 12. Feeding themselves without fear.
Tel. 19. Senscial, having not the Spirit.

CXXXV1. Thrir séuilfulness. Isa. lvi. 30. His watchmen are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Jer xxii, 1. Woe be into the pastors that destroy and scatter the shkep of my pasture, saith the Lord.

fer. 2. Ye have scattered my flock, and driven then away, and have not risited them ; behold I will visit upon vou the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.

Ezek: 111. 18. Then I say unto the wicked, thou shalt surely die ;' and thoi givet himn pot warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked har to save his life ; the same wicked man shall die In his iniquity ; bót his blood will I require at thine hand.

xxxiv. 2. Thus saith the Lord, woe be to the shepherds; should not the shepherds feed the flock. Sce to ver. 11.

xliv. 8. Ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things, but ye, have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

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