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• Hear ye the Word of the Lord, and fear, and do no more presumptuously : Depart from Evil, and do Good, and dwell for evermore.

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b If thou bring thy Gift to the Altar, and there remembrest that thy Brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy Gift before the Altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy Brother, and then come and offer thy Gift.

c Whoever hath wrong'd his Brother Restitutioni. in any thing, according to his Subftance fhall the Restitution be, and he thall not rejoice therein.

& If I have taken any thing from any Man by false Accufation, I restore him four-fold.

e If the wicked restore the Pledge, give again that he hath robbed; walk in the Statutes of Life, without committing Iniquity; he thall surely live, he shall not die.

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Here be many that say, Who will shew

us any Good ? O fear the Lord: For they that fear him thall not want any good thing.

6 What Man is he that defireth Life, and loveth many Days, that he may fee Good ? Depart from Evil, and do Good; seek Peace, and pursue it.

Hearken `not unto the Words of them that fay unto every one that walketh after the Imagination of his own Heart; no Evil shall come upon you.

d Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy Good : The Hand of God is upon all them, for Good, that seek him; but his Power, and his Wrath, is against all, them that forsake him.

e And, God will punish the Men that say in their Heart, The Lord will not do Good, neither will he do Evil.

f I was envious at the foolish, when I faw the Prosperity of the wicked. They are not in Trouble, as other Men; neither are they plagued,

• Pf. 4. 6. Ps. 34. 9, 10.

6 Pf. 34. 12, 14. Jer. 23. 16, 17.

9 Job s. 27.] Ezr. 8. 22. e Zeph. I. 120 * Pf. 73.3, s.

like other Men. Behold, these are they who prosper in the World; they increase in Riches, yea, are mighty in Po.ver. Verily, I have cleanfed my Heart in vain, and washed my Hands in Innocency. So foolish was I, and ignorant, until I went into the Sanctuary of God: Then understood I their End. How are they brought into Desolation as in a Moment! They are ut.terly consumed with Terrors.

a A brutish Man knoweth not, neither doth a Fool understand this: When the wicked spring as the Grass, and when all the Workers of Iniquity do flourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever.

.. These are the Men of the World, which have their Portion in this Life ; and have no Inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ, and of God.

c The wicked say unto God, Depart from us ; for we desire not the knowledge of thy Ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve hiin? And what Profit should we have, if we pray unto him? Surely, it is in vain to serve God; and it profiteth a Man-nothing, that he should delight himself with God.

d They have said also, that all things come. alike to all; there is one Event to the righteous, and to the wicked, to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean : As is the good, so is the finner, and he that sweareth, as he that feareths an Oath: Let us, therefore, eat and drink, for to morrow we die.

PS. 73. 9, 12. Job 21. 7. Pf. 73. 13, 22, 17, 19. a Pf. 92. 6, 7:*

b Pf. 17. 14. Eph. sisi? Job 21. 7, 14, 15. Mal. 3. 14. Job.34• 9. & Eccl.. 9. 2. I Cor. 15. 32.

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Thus doth their Heart carry them away, and they turn theit Spirit against God : For , they believe not that they shall return out of Darka ness.

6 Let not him that is deceived trust in Vani.. ty; for Vanity shall be his Recompence.

CA Book of Remembrance is written before the Lord, for them that fear him, and that think upon his Name: And they shall be mine (faith the Lord of Hofts) in the Day when I make up my Jewels; and I will spare them, as a Man, Spareth his own son that serveth him. Then Thall ye return, and discern between the right cous and the wicked; between him chat serveth God, and him that serveth him not.

d Woe unto them them say, Let him make speed, and hasten his Work, that we may see it; and let the Counset of the Holy. One of Israel draw nigh, and come, that we may know it : For the Day of their Calamity is at hand, and the things that Iball come upon them make. haste.

e Behold, saith the Lord, I come quickly; and my Reward is with me, to give every Man ac. cording as his Work shall be.

REWARDS: to the RIGHTEOU'S.

f Godliness is profitable unto all things ; hava ing Promise of the Life that now is, and of that which is to come.

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• Job 15. 12, 13, 22. Job 15. 31. 16, 17, 18. d Il. s. 18; 19. Deut. 32. 35. • Rev. 22. 12.

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• The Lord will render to every Man his Righteousness, and his Faithfulness. He will recompense his Work; and a full Reward mall be give en him of the Lord.

b The Lord will give Grace, and Glory; and -no good thing will he with-hold from them that walk uprightly.

All things work together for good to them that love God.

d Be ye strong therefore; for your Work thall be rewarded : And be careful to maintain good Works; for these things are good and profitable unto Men.

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e Thou, O God, wilt keep him in perfect Peace, whose Mind is stayed on thee. Thou wilt bless him indeed, and keep him from evil, that it may not grieve him.

f The Way of the Lord is Strength to the upright. They shah dwell safely, and be quiet from fear of Evil. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time.

& Great Peace have they, O Lord, which love thy Law; and nothing thall offend them.

h The Fear of the Lord tendeth to Life; and he that hath it shall abide satisfied: He thall not be visited with Evil.

i And who is he that will harm you, if ye be Followers of that which is Good ?

k Many are the Afflictions of the righteous : but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.

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b PP. 84. II. ** Job 33.26. 1 Sam. 26. 23. Ruth 2. 12. c Rom.8, 28. d.2 Chr. 15.7. Tit. 3. 8.

elf. 26. 3. 3 Chr.4. 10. ? Prov. 10. 29. Prov. I. 33. Pf. 37. 18,19, & Pf. 119. 165.

b. Prov. 19. 23. · 1 Pet. 3. 13. 8 P134. 19,

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