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For what nation so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation so great that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law? &c. Did ever people hear the voice of God, &c. as thou hast heard, and live?-Deut. iv. 7, 8. 33. Rom. iii. 1, 2.

Thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lord hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.-Deut. xiv. 1, 2. xxvi. 17-19.

ance, &c.

For the Lord's portion is his people: Jacob is the lot of his inheritHe led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.-Deut. xxxii. 9, 10. 1 Pet. v. 3. Jer. xii. 7-10.

The eternal God is thy refuge; and underneath are the everlasting arms, &c. Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people, saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thine excellency!-Deut. xxxiii. 27. 29.

At the word of Joshua, the sun stood still, and the moon staid. Josh. x. 12-14.

When Gideon asked signs of God, he gave them to him.-Judges vi. 17. 21.36-40.

Manoah intreated the Lord, &c. and God hearkened, &c. And the Angel came again, &c.—Judges xiii. 8, 9. 23.

He will keep the feet of his saints, -1 Sam. ii. 9.

The Lord will not forsake his people for his great name's sake; because it hath pleased the Lord to make you his people.-1 Sam. xii. 22.

God answered David, when he in his distress had inquired of him.

1 Sam. xxiii. 9-13. 2 Sam. v. 18, 19. 22-25.1

David went on, and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with him.-2 Sam. v. 10. viii. 14.

I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, &c. Notwithstanding, in thy days, I will not do it, for David thy father's sake, &c. I will give one tribe to thy son, for David my servant's sake, and for Jerusalem's sake, which I have chosen.-1 Kings xi. 11-13. xv. 4.

He only of Jeroboam shall come to the grave, because in him is found some good thing toward the Lord God of Israel.-1 Kings xiv. 13.

The prophet Elijah was taken up into heaven.-2 Kings ii. 12.

When the king of Israel, and Jehoshaphat the king of Judah went together, and wanted water, Elisha the prophet said, &c. Were it not that I

regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. But now, &c.-2 Kings iii. 6, 7. 9, 10. 14, &c.

God hearkened to Hezekiah, and gave him a sign that God would heal him: he brought the shadow ten degrees backward.-2 Kings xx. 9, 10. Isa. xxxviii. 7, 8.

Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, &c.—Job viii. 20.

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, &c. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season: his leaf shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth it shall prosper.-Ps. i. 1. 3.

Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself.-Ps. iv. 3.

A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a genera tion, &c.-Ps. xxii. 30.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want; he maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters.-Ps. xxiii. 1,


All the paths of the Lord are good

ness and truth unto such as keep his covenant, &c. What man is he that feareth the Lord ? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose: his soul shall dwell at ease, and his seed shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant (or make them know it).— Ps. xxv. 10. 12-14.

O! how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee! which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men! Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence, from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion, from the strife of tongues.-Ps. xxxi. 19, 20. xxvii. 5. xxxvi. 7, 8.

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit is no guile. I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eyes.-Ps. xxxii. 1, 2.8.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; the people he hath chosen for his own inheritance, &c. Behold the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them who hope in his mercy, to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine.Ps. xxxiii. 12. 18, 19. xxxiv. 7. 9, 10. 1 Kings xvii. 3, 4. Gen. xlv. 6, 7.

The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears open to their cry, &c. None of them who trust in him shall be desolate.-Ps. xxxiv. 15. 22. v. 11, 12.

Delight thyself also in the Lord, and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart, &c. A little that a righ teous man hath, is better than the riches of many wicked, &c. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord up

holdeth him with his hand, &c. Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging their bread, &c. For the Lord loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints; they are preserved for ever, &c. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace. The salvation of the righteous is of the Lord; he is their strength in the time of trouble.-Ps. xxxvii. 4. 16. 23-25. 28. 37. 39. Prov. xxix. 7. Ps. cxxviii.

The king's daughter is all glorious within: her clothing is of wrought gold.-Ps. xlv. 13.

The Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge.-Ps. xlvi. 7. 11.

Gather my saints unto me, those that have made a covenant with me by sacrifice.-Ps. 1. 5.

Blessed is the man whom thou choosest to approach unto thee, &c. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple.-Ps. lxv. 4. xxxvi. S.

Truly, God is good to Israel, to such as are of a clean heart.-Ps. lxxiii. 1.

The Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.-Ps. lxxxiv. 11.

He will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints, &c. His salvation is nigh them that fear him.→ Ps. lxxxv. 8, 9.

Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound; they shall walk in the light of thy countenance.-Ps. lxxxix. 15, &c.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm-tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God: they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.-Ps. xcii, 12-14.

The Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his inheritance.-Ps. xciv. 14. ix. 10.

treasures, &c.

He is our God, and we the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.-Ps. xcv. 7. He preserveth the souls of his saints, &c. Light is sown for the righteous, &c.-Ps. xcvii. 10, 11. lxxii. 14.

When they were few, &c. he suffered no man to do them wrong; yea, he reproved kings for their sakes; saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.-Ps. cv. 1215. cxxiv. 2, 3. cxxv. 1, 2.

Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord his seed shall be mighty upon the earth. The generation of the upright shall be blessed, &c. Surely he shall not be moved for ever: the righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.-Ps. cxii. 1-4. 6, 7.

As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people, from henceforth even for ever.-Ps. cxxv. 2.

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.-Ps. cxvi. 15. lxxii. 14.

The Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.-Ps. cxxxv. 4. 1 Pet. v. 3. Happy is the people that is in such a case: happy that people, whose God is the Lord.-Ps. cxliv. 15.

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him he also will hear their cry, and will save them.-Ps. cxlv. 19.

John ix. 31.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help; whose hope is in the Lord his God.-Ps. cxlvi. 5.

The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.-Ps. cxlvii. 11.

The Lord taketh pleasure in his people, &c. This honour have all his saints.-Ps. cxlix. 4. 9.

The froward is an abomination to the Lord but his secret is with the righteous. Prov. iii. 32.

I love them that love me, &c. that I may cause those that love me to inherit substance and I will fill their


Blessed are they that keep my ways, &c. who heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors : for whoso findeth me findeth life; and shall obtain favour of the Lord.-Prov. viii. 17. 21. 32. 34, 35. Ps. cxix. 1, 2.

Righteousness delivereth delivereth from death: the Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish, &c. Blessings are upon the head of the just, &c. The memory of the just is blessed, &c. The desire of the righteous shall be granted.-Prov. x. 2, 3. 6, 7. 24.

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted.-Prov. xi. 11.

The righteous is more excellent than his neighbour.-Prov. xii. 26. Ps. xvi. 3.

When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.-Prov. xvi. 7.

The righteous are bold as a lion.— Prov. xxviii. 1.

The woman, whose heart is snares and nets, &c. Whoso pleaseth God shall escape from her.-Eccles. vii.26.

Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.-Isa. iii. 10. Eccles. viii. 12. Ps. xxxvii, 10, 11. 17, 18. Isa. lxv. 13, 14.

Bind up the testimony; seal the law among my disciples.-Isa. viii. 16.

He that walketh righteously (or in righteousness), &c. he shall dwell on high; his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his water shall be sure; thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty, they shall behold the land that is very far off.-Isa. xxxiii. 15-17.

God caused the sun to go backward ten degrees for a sign to Hezekiah of his recovery.-Isa, xxxviii. 6, 7.

This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise. Isa. xliii, 21.

Ask me of things to come, con


cerning my sons, and concerning and I will pardon it.-Jer. v. 1. the work of my hands, command ye Gen. xviii. 26. 32. me. Israel shall be saved with an everlasting salvation, &c.-Isa. xlv.

11. 17.

Zion said, The Lord hath forsaken me, &c. Can a woman forget her sucking child? &c. Yet will not I forget thee: behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.— Isa. xlix. 14. 16.

Thy Maker is thy husband, &c, and thy Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, the God of the whole earth, &c. With everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the Lord. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper, &c. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord; and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.-Isa. liv. 5. 8. 10. 17.

Unto them will I give in my house a place, and a name, better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off, &c. Them will I bring unto my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: and their burnt-offerings shall be accepted upon my altar.-Isa. lvi. 5-7.

In all their affliction he was afflicted; and the angel of his presence saved them, &c. Doubtless thou art our Father, &c. Return for thy servants sake, the tribes of thine inheritance, the people of thine holiness, &c. Isa. Ixiii. 9. 16-18. lxiv. 9.

Since the beginning of the world, men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, besides thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him (or, a God besides thee, who doth so for him who waiteth), &c.-Isa. lxiv. 4. 1 Cor. ii. 9.

Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, &c. if ye can find a man, if there be any that executeth judgment, that seeketh the truth;

Is Ephraim my dear son? Is he a pleasant child? Since I spake against him, I do earnestly remember him still; therefore my bowels are troubled for him: I will surely have mercy upon him, saith the Lord, &c. If the ordinances of heaven cease, then the seed of Israel shall cease from being a nation before me.Jer. xxxi. 20. 36, 37.

When Jerusalem was taken, and Jeremiah the prophet, the king of Babylon gave charge concerning Jeremiah, &c. Look well to him, and do him no harm; but do unto him even as he shall say unto thee. -- Jer. xxxix. 11, 12. Numb. xiv. 37, 38.

The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, how are they esteemed ! &c.-Lam. iv. 2.

God ordered the mark of salvation to be upon his, when all others were to be smitten.-Ezek. ix. 4-6.

Though I have scattered them, &c. yet will I be to them as a little sanctuary in the countries where they shall come.-Ezek. xi. 16.

Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the Lord, &c. they only shall be delivered themselves. Ezek. xiv. 14. 16. 18. 20.

I sought for a man amongst them that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found none: therefore, &c.Ezek. xxii. 30, 31.

Because thou hast said, &c. These two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the Lord was there (or though the Lord was there), therefore, &c.-Ezek. xxxv. 10, 11. Ps. xiv. 5.

O Daniel, a man greatly beloved! &c. O man, greatly beloved! fear not, &c.-Dan. x. 11. 19. ix. 23.

Jacob, &c. by his strength he had power with God; yea, he had power over the angel, and prevailed; he

wept, &c. There he spake with us, even the Lord God of hosts.-Hosea xii. 2-5. Gen. xxxii. 24, 25. Hosea xi. 12.

I will be as the dew unto Israel; he shall grow as the lily, &c.-Hosea xiv. 5, 6.

And my people shall never be ashamed.-Joel ii. 26, 27.

For he that toucheth you, touches the apple of his eye.-Zech. ii. 8.

We will go with you; for we have heard that God is with you.-Zech. viii. 23. Ezra viii. 22.

The Lord hearkened, and heard ; and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels (or special treasure); and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked; between him that serveth God, and him that serveth him not.-Mal. iii. 16-18.

Unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of Righteousness arise, with healing in his wings and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the

stall.—Mal. iv. 2.


They are pronounced blessed, and entitled to many privileges mentioned by Christ. They are the salt of the earth, the light of the world, &c. Matt. v. 3-14.

The very hairs of your head are all numbered, &c. Ye are of more value than many sparrows.-Matt. x. 30,31.

Among them that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwith standing he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. Matt. xi. II.

It is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, &c. Blessed are your eyes, for they see; and your ears, for they hear, &c.-Matt. xiii. 11. 16. Mark iv. 11, 12. 34.

When Peter began to sink, Christ helped him.-Matt. xiv. 30, 31.

Whoso shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him that a mill-stone were hanged about his neck, &c. Woe unto the world, because of offences, &c. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father, &c.— Matt. xviii. 6, 7. 10.

That they shall deceive the elect, if it were possible.-Matt. xxiv. 24.

For the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days, &c.-Mark xiii. 20. Matt. xxiv. 22. To you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom. Christ opened the parable to them.-Mark iv. 11. 34.

Rejoice not that the spirits are subject to you: but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.-Luke x. 20.

The hairs of your head are all numbered, &c. Fear not, little flock; it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.-Luke xii. 7. 32.

Joy in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety-nine just persons, &c. There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner, &c.-Luke xv. 7. 10.

To as many as received him, to them gave he power (or the right or privilege) to become the sons of God; even to them that believe on his name; which are born, not of blood, &c. but of God.-John i. 12, 13.

Whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him, shall never thirst.-John iv. 14.

Jesus said, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. He who keepeth my saying, shall never see death, &c.John viii. 12. 36. 51.

My sheep, &c. I know them, &c.

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