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a He that fitteth on his Throne in Heaven shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the Sun light on them, nor any Heat: For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the Throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living Fountains of Waters: And God shall make them drink of the River of his Pleasures. God shall wipe away all Tears from their Eyes; and there shall be no more Death, neither Sorrow, nor Crying, neither shall there be any more Pain: For the former things are paffed away; and behold all things are made new.

b Blessed are they that do the Commandments of God; that they may have Right to the Tree of Life, and may enter in, through the Gates, into the Holy City, New Jerusalem. There shall be no Night there, and they need no Candle, neither Light of the Sun : For the Lord giveth them Light, and they shall reign for ever and ever.

c Eye hath not seen, nor Ear heard, neither have entred into the Heart of Man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

d Having therefore these Promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse our selves from all Filthiness of Flesh and Spirit ; perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God.

* Rev. 7. 15. Rev. 4. 1. Rev. 7. 16, 17. Pf. 36. 8. Rev. 21. 4, S. - Rev. 22. 14. Rev. 21. 2. Rev. 22. s.

ci Cor. 2. 9. d 2 Cor. 7, 1.

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a The Lord fhall reward the Doer of Evil according to his Wickedness.

b Fools, because of their Transgression, and because of their Iniquities, are afflicted. Many Evils and Troubles shall befal them. The Lord will heap Mischiefs upon them; he will spend his Arrows upon them, and vex them with all Adversity, because they corrupt themfelves, and do Evil in the Sight of the Lord.

c Is not Destruction to the wicked, and a strange Punishment to the Workers of Ini

d Ler Favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will they not learn Righteousness : In the Land of Uprightness will they deal unjustly, and will not behold the Majefty of the Lord. Therefore he that made them will not have Mercy on them, and he that formed them will shew them no Favour.

c They that plow Iniquity, and sow Wickednefs, shall reap the same. The Lord shall bring upon them their own Iniquity, and shall cut them off in their own Wickedness.

Whosoever hath finned against me, faith the Lord, him will I blot out of my Book.

8 How oft is the Candle of the wicked put out ? And how oft cometh their Destruction upon them? God distributeth Sorrows in his

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2 Sam. 3. 39.

b Pf. 107. 17. Deut. J'i. 17. Deut, 32. 23. 2 Chr. 18.6. Deut. 31. 29.

Job 31. 36 dll. 26. 10. II, 27. 11. Job 4. 8. PL. 94. 23. EX. 32. 33. & Job 21, 17.

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Anger. God layeth up his Iniquity for his Children: He rewardeth him, and he shall know it. His Eyes shall see his Destruction, and he Ahall drink of the Wrath of the Almighty : For, what Pleasure hath he in his House, after him, when the number of his Months is cut off in the midt?

a Knowest thou not this of old, since Man was placed upon Earth, that the triumphing of the wicked (is short, and the Joy of the Hypocrite but for a moment? Tho' his Excellency mount up to the Heavens, and his Head reach unto the Clouds; yet he shall perish for ever, like his own Dung: They which have seen him, fhall say, Where is he? Tho' Wickedness be sweet in his Mouth, it is the Gall of Alps within him. In the Fulness of his Sufficiency he thall be in Straits : Every Hand of the wicked shall come upon him. The Increase of his House shall depart, and his Goods shall flow away in the Day of his Wrath: He shall not save of that which he desired. This is the Portion of a wicked Man from God; and the Heritage appointed unto him by God.

o If thou wilt not hearken unto the Voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his Commandments and his Statutes : Cursed shalt thou be when thou comeft in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goeft out. The Lord shall send upon thee Curling, Vexation, and Rebuke, in all that thou settest thine Hand unto for to do;

Job 21, 19, 20, 21, 22, 28, 20, 28

* Job 20. 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 143 • Deut. 28. 18, 19, 20.

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because of the Wickedness of thy Doings, whereby thou hast forsaken him.

a Thou shalt not prosper in thy Ways: Neither shall thy Substance continue ; neither shalt thou prolong the Perfection of it upon the Earth.

b The Defire of the wicked shall perish. They look for Peace, but no Good cometh ; and for a time of Health, but behold Trouble. For their Sins have with-holden good things from them : And the things that the Lord hath given them, shall pass away from them : and he will curse their Bleflings.

c They shall eat of the Fruit of their own Way, and be filled with their own Devices. The Prosperity of Fools fhall destroy them.

d The Lord will make them contemptible, and base, before all the People, according as they have not kept his Ways; and he will change their Glory into Shame.

e His own Iniquities shall take the wicked himself. The Steps of his Strength shall be straitned, and his own Counsel shall cast him down. God shall cast upon him, and not spare : Men shall clap their Hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

f The Face of the Lord is against them that do Evil, to cut off the Remembrance of them from the Earth : And a Man shall not be established by Wickedness.

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Deut. 28. 20.

a Deut, 28. 29. Job 15. 29. b Pf. 112. 10. Jer. 8. IS. Jer. s. 25. Jer. 8. 13.

Mal. 2.9. Mal. 2. 2.

c Proy. 1. 31, 32. Hof, 4. 7.

e Prov. s. 22. Job 18. 7. Job 27. 22, 23. f pl. 34. 16. Prov. 12. 3.

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. Governours are sent by God for the Punishment of Evil-doers. And, they bear not the Sword in vain : For they are the Ministers of God, to execute Wrath upon him that doeth Evil.

b The Law is not made for a righteous Man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for Sinners, for the unholy and prophane, for Murtherers, for Whoremongers, for Liars, for perjured Persons; and, if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound Doctrine.

• The Way of Transgreffors is hard.

& The wicked Man travelleth with Pain all his Days: Trouble and Anguish shall prevail against him : Terrors shall make him afraid on every fide. A dreadful Sound is in his Ears; and he is in great Fear where no Fear is. e He shall find no Ease nor Reft.

For the Lord Ihall give him a trembling Heart, and failing of Eyes, and forrow of Mind. And his Life shall hang in doubt before him; and he shall fear Day and Night, and thall have none assurance of his Life. In the Morning he shall say, Would God it were Even: and at Even he shall say, Would God it were Morning; for the Fear' of his Heart, wherewith he shall fear. His Life shall be grievous unto him.

f There is no Peace (saith the Lord) unto the wicked. But the wicked are like the troubled

• 1 Pet. 2. 14. Rom. 13.

bi Tim. 1. 9, 10.

4. c Prov. 13. IS.

Job 15. 20, 24. Job 18. 11, Job 15. 21. Pf. 53: S:

e Deut. 28. 65, 66, 67... Il. 15. 4.

* If. 48. 22. If. 5.7. 20,

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