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unto his sons in law, which married his daughters, and said, Up,
get you out of this place, for the Lord will destroy this city. But 15 he seemed as one that mocked unto his sons in law. And when
an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it. And flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering David lifted up his eyes, and saw the angel the vengeance of eternal fire. Jude 7. And of the Lord stand between the earth and the I heard a great voice out of the temple saying heaven, having a drawn sword in his hand, to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour stretched out over Jerusalem. 1 Chron. xxi. out the vials of the wrath of God upon the 15, 16. The wicked and him that lovethearth. The first went and poured out his violence ( the Lord) hateth : upon the vial upon the earth, &c.; and the second wicked he shall rain snares, fire, and brim. angel poured out his vial upon the sea, &c.; stone, and an horrible tempest; this shall be and the third angel poured out his vial upon the portion of their cup. Ps. xi. 5, 6. Woe the rivers and fountains of water, &c. &c.; unto the wicked; it shall be ill with him, for and the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the reward of his hands shall be given him. the sun, &c.; and the fifth angel poured out Isa. iii. 11. And am “I” (“ Sennacherib”) his vial upon the seat of the beast, &c. &c.; come up without the Lord against this land and the sixth angel poured out his vial upon (Judah) to destroy it? The Lord said unto the great river Euphrates; and the water me, Go up against this land, and destroy it. thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings Isq. xxxvi. 10. Then the angel of the Lord of the east might be prepared. Rev. xvi. to went forth, and smote in the camp of the 10. 12. Assyrians a hundred and fourscore and five 14 Which married, &c.] When his (Jesus') thousand ; and when they arose early in the mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before morning, behold they were all dead corpses. they came together she was found with child Isa. xxxvii. 36. And the Lord said unto him of the Holy Ghost. Matt. i. 18. (the man clothed with linen), Go through the Up, get you out of this city.] See rerse midst of the city, through the midst of Jeru- xvii. 22. Separate yourselves from among this salem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of congregation, that I may consume them in a the men that sigh and cry for all the abo moment. Depart, I pray you, from the tents of minations that be done in the midst thereof. these wicked men; and touch nothing of theirs, And to the others” (“ the five men') he (the lest ye be consumed in all their sins: Get you glory of the Lord) said, in mine hearing, Go up from among this congregation (of Korak, ye after him through the city, and smite: let Dathan, and Abiram), that I may consume not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: slay them as in a moment. Numb. xvi. 21. 26. 45. utterly old and young, both maids and little Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver children, and women; but come not near any every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniman upon whom is the mark, and begin at quity, for this is the time of the Lord's vengemy sanctuary. Ezek. ix. 4, 5, 6. The Son ance ; he will render unto her a recompence. of man shall send forth his angels, and they Jer. li. 6. And as he was yet a coming the shall gather out of his kingdom all things devil threw him (the lunatic) down, and tare that offend, and them which do iniquity, and him. Luke ix. 42. Come out of “ her" shall cast them into a furnace of fire; there (“Babylon"), my people, that ye be not parshall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. So takers of her sins, and that ye receive not of shall it be at the end of the world : the angels her plagues: therefore shall her plagues come shall come forth, and sever the wicked from in one day, death, and mourning, and famine, among the just, and shall cast them into the and she shall be utterly burned with fire, for furnace of fire; there shall be wailing and strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. gnashing of teeth. Matt. xiii. 41, 42. 49. 50. Rev. xviii. 4. 8. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote As one that mocked.] And he that regarded “him" (** Herod"), because he gave not God not the word of the Lord, left his servants and the glory; and he was eaten of worms, and
his cattle in the field. Erod. ix. 21. And * he" up the ghost. Acts xii. 23. Why yet am I (“ Pharaoh”) called for Moses and Aaron by also judged as a sinner; and not rather (as we night, and said, Rise up, and get you forth from be slanderously reported, and as some affirm among my people, both ye, and the children of that we say), Let us do evil, that good may Israel, and go serve the Lord, as ye have said
. come? whose damnation is just. What then? Exod. xii. 31. So the posts (sent by Hezekiah da are we better than they? No, in no wise ; for turn the people from idolatry) passed from city we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, to city, through the country of Ephraim and that they are all under sin. Rom. iii. 8, 9. Manasseh, even unto Zebulun ; but they The angels which kept not their first estate, laughed them to scorn, and mocked them. 2 Ch. he (God) hath reserved in everlasting chains ; xxx. 10. But they (the people of Jerusalem) even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities mocked the messengers of God, and despised about them, in like manner, giving themselves his words, and misused his prophets, uatil the over to fornication and going after strange wrath of the Lord arose against his people, till
the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city. And while he lingered, 16 the men laid hold
upon his hand, and upon the hand of his wife, and upon the hand of his two daughters; the Lord being merciful
there was no remedy. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 16. He (the Lord) saith, I have heard thee in a that, being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, time accepted, and in the day of salvation shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without have I succoured thee; behold, now is the acremedy. Prov. xxix. 1. Now, therefore, be . cepted time, behold, now is the day of salvaye not mockers, lest your bands be made tion. 2 Cor. vi. 2. Wherefore, as the Holy strong, for I have heard from the Lord God Ghost saith, To-day if ye will hear his voice, of hosts a consumption, even determined upon harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, the whole earth. Isa. xxviii. 22. “ They” in the day of temptation in the wilderness. ("the Jews") have belied the Lord, and said, Heb. iii. 7, 8. Come out of her, my people, It is not he; neither shall evil come upon us, for her sins have reached unto heaven, and neither shall we see sword nor famine: where God hath remembered her iniquities. Rev. fore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, Because xviii. 4, 5. ye speak this word, behold I will make my 16 He lingered, &c.] I made haste, and words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, delayed not to keep thy commandments. Ps. and it shall devour them. Jer, v. 12. 14. 0 cxix. 60. No man can come to me, except the Lord, thou hast deceived me, and I was de. Father which hath sent me draw him; and I ceived; thou art stronger than I, and hast will raise him up at the last day. John vi. 44. prevailed: I am in derision daily, every one The Lord being merciful, &c.] And the mocketh "me" (" Jeremiah”). Jer. xx. 7. Lord passed by before him (Moses), and proThen said I (Ezekiel), Ah, Lord God, they say claimed The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and of me, doth he not speak parables ? Ezek. gracious, long-suffering, abundant in goodness XX. 49.
** They” (“ the soldiers”) bowed the and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, &c. knee before “him” (“ Jesus”), and mocked Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. The Lord is long-suffering, him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews. Matt. and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and xxvii. 29. Likewise also, as it was in the transgression, and by no means clearing the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they guilty. Numb. xiv. 18. For the Lord thy God bought, they sold, they planted, they builded: is a merciful God; he will not forsake thee, neieven thus shall it be in the day when the ther destroy thee. Deut. iv. 31. O give thanks Son of man is revealed. Luke xvii. 28. 30. unto the Lord, for he is good ; for his mercy And their words (of the women who testified endureth for ever. 1 Chron. xvi. 34. What the resurrection of Christ) seemed to “them" man is he that desireth life, and loveth many (“ the apostles") as idle tales, and they be- days, that he may see good ? Ps. xxxiv. 12. lieved them not. Luke xxiv. 11. And when For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, they (of Athens) heard of the resurrection and plenteous in mercy unto all them that of the dead, some mocked, and others said, call upon thee. Thou, O Lord, art a God We will hear “ thee” (“ Paul") again of this full of compassion, and gracious, long-suffermatter. Acts xvii. 32. For when " they'' ing, and plenteous in mercy and truth. Ps. (“ sinners”) shall say, Peace and safety, then lxxxvi. 5. 15. The Lord is merciful and grasudden destruction cometh upon them as cious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy: travail upon a woman with child, and they he hath not dealt with us after our sins, nor shall not escape. 1 Thess. v. 3.
rewarded us according to our iniquities. Like 15 Hastened Lot.] See verse 17. and 22. as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you pitieth them that fear him. Ps. ciii. 8. 10. 13. up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Da- Ogive thanks unto the Lord, for he is good; than, and Abiram. So they gat up from the for his mercy endureth for ever. He saved tabernacle on every side. Numb. xvi. 24. 27. " them” (“his people") for his name's sake, Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to that he might make his mighty power to be thine eyelids. Deliver thyself as a roe from known. Ps. cvi. 1. 8. O give thanks unto the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the the Lord, for he is good; for his mercy enband of the fowler. Prov. vi. 4, 5. Strive to dureth for ever.
Ps. cvii. 1.
He hath made enter in at the strait gate; for many, I say unto his wonderful works to be remembered: the you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. Lord is gracious and full of compassion. Ps. When once the master of the house is risen up, cxi. 4. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to is good ; because his mercy endureth for ever. stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Ps. cxviii. 1. and cxxxvi. 1. In all their Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall affliction he was afflicted; and the angel of answer and say unto you, I know you not his presence saved them. In his love and in whence ye are. Luke xiii. 24, 25. For he his pity he redeemed them, and he bare them
unto him: and they brought him forth, and set him without the 17 city. And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth
abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee,
neither stay thou in all the plain: escape to the mountain, lest 18 thou be consumed. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord:
and carried them all the days of old. Isa. to-morrow thou shalt be slain. 1 Sam. xix. Ixiji. 9. It is of the Lord's mercies that we 11. And when he (Elijah) saw that (that are not consumed, because his compassions Jezebel sent a messenger to him), he arose and fail not. Lam. jji. 22. Who is a God like went for his life, and came to Beersheba. unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth 1 Kings xix. 3. I will lift up mine eyes unto by the transgression of the remnant of his the hills, from whence cometh my help. Ps. heritage? He retaineth not his anger for ever, cxxi. 1. O generation of vipers, who hath because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn warned you to flee from the wrath to come! again, he will have compassion upon us; he Matt. iii. 7. Then (in the day of the Son of will subdue our iniquities, and thou wilt cast man) let them which be in Judea flee unto all their sins into the depths of the sea. Micah the mountains. Neither let him which is in vii. 18, 19. But love ye your enemies, and the field return back to take his clothes. do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; Matt. xxiv. 16. 18. How shall we escape, if and your reward shall be great, and ye shall we neglect so great salvation ? Heb. ij. 3. be the children of the Highest, for he is kind Look not behind, &c. But bis (Lot's) wife unto the unthankful, and to the evil. Be ye looked back from behind him, and she became therefore merciful, as your Father also is mer a pillar of salt. Gen. xix. 26. And Jesus ciful. Luke vi. 35, 36. And the publican, said unto “him" (" a certain man who followed standing afar off, would not lift up so much him"), No man having put his hand to the as his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his plough, and looking back, is fit for the king. breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sin- dom of God. Luke ix. 62. In that day (when
Luke xviii. 13. For he (God) saith to the Son of man is revealed), he which shall be Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house
, have mercy, and I will have compassion on let him not come down to take it away: and whom I will have compassion. Rom. ix. 15. he that is in the field, let him not return back. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of Remember Lot's wife. Luke xvii. 31, 32. him that runneth, but of God that sheweth Brethren, I count not myself to have appremercy. Therefore hath he mercy on whom hended; but this one thing I do, forgetting he will have mercy, and whom he will he those things which are behind, and reaching hardeneth. Rom. ix. 16. 18. Blessed be God, forth unto those things which are before, I even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, press toward the mark for the prize of the the Father of mercies, and the God of all high calling of God, in Christ Jesus. Phil. iii. comfort. 2 Cor. i. 3. But God, who is rich 13, 14. in mercy, for his great love wherewith he 18 Oh, not so, my Lord.) And he (Jacob) loved us, even when we were dead in sins, said (to the angel with whom he wrestled), I will hath quickened us together with Christ, (by not let thee go, except thou bless me. Get grace ye are saved). Eph. ii. 4, 5. Not by xxxii. 26. But Naaman was wroth (wkes works of righteousness, which we have done, commanded by Elisha to wash in Jordan, to be but according to his mercy he saved us, by cured of his leprosy), and went away, and the washing of regeneration, and renewing of said, Behold, I thought, he will surely come the Holy Ghost. Tit. iii. 5.
out to me, and stand, and call on the name Brought him forth.) But Joshua had said of the Lord his God, and strike his hand over to the two men that had spied out the coun the place, and recover the leper. Are nok try, Go into the barlot's house, and bring out Abana and Pharpar, rivers of Damascus, thence the woman and all that she hath, as better than all the waters of Israel? May ! ye sware unto her (from Jericho). Josh. vi. not wash in them, and be clean? So he 22. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the turned, and went away in a rage. 2 Kings . godly out of temptations, and to reserve the 11, 12. Thus saith the Lord, the holy One unjust unto the day of judgment, to be of Israel, and his Maker, Ask me of things to punished. 2 Pet. ii. 9.
come concerning my sons, and concerning 17 He said, &c.] See chap. xviii. 22. the work of my hands command ye me. Isa
Escape for thy life.] See verse 14, 15. xlv. 11. Then cometh he (Jesus) to Simon Haste thee, escape thither (to the city of Peter; and Peter said unto him, Lord, dost refuge), for I cannot do any thing till thou thou wash my feet?
Jesus answered and be come thither (said God to Lot). There- said unto him, what I do thou knowest not fore the name of the city was called Zoar. now, but thou shalt know hereafter. Joka Gen. xix. 22. And Michal, David's wife, told xiii. 6, 7. Then Ananias answered, Lord, him, saying, If thou save not thy life to-night, I have heard by many of this man, how
Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou 19 hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and 1 die: Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, 20 and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. And he said unto him, See, I have 21 accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow
much evil he hath done to thy saints at Je- Because they. forsook the Lord their God, rosalem. Acts ix. 13. And there came a who brought forth their fathers out of the land voice to him (in the vision), Rise, Peter; kill of Egypt, and have taken hold upon other and eat: but Peter said, Not so, Lord, for I have gods, and have worshipped them and served never eaten any thing that is common or un them; therefore hath the Lord brought upon clean. Acts x. 14.
them all this evil. 1 Kings ix. 9. Will the 19 And thou hast magnified thy mercy.] I Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourwill love the Lord my strength : the Lord is able no more ? I will remember the works of my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; the Lord, surely I will remember thy wonders my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; of old. Ps. lxxvii. 7. 11. I was greatly afmy buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and Aicted; I said in my haste, All men are liars ! my high tower. Ps. xviii. 1, 2, and through- Ps. cxvi. 10, Jl. And his disciples came to out. I waited patiently for the Lord, and he him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; inclined unto me, and heard my cry; he brought we perish: and he saith unto them, Why are me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Matt. viii. 25, miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and 26. He answereth him, and saith, 0 faithless established my goings. Ps. xl. 1, 2, and generation, how long shall I be with you? throughout. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and how long shall I suffer you? Mark ix. 19. all that is within me bless his holy name; bless What shall we then say to these things? If the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his God be for us, who can be against us ? Rom. benefits. Ps. ciii. 1, 2, and throughout. Praise viii. 31. ye the Lord: O give thanks unto the Lord, for 20 This city is near.] And Lot went up he is good : who can utter the mighty acts of out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain. Gen. the Lord ? who can shew forth all his praise ? xix. 30. Trust in the Lord with all thine Ps. cvi. 1, 2, and throughout. Let the re- heart, and lean not unto thine own underdeemed of the Lord say so, whom he hath standing; be not wise in thine own eyes ; fear redeemed from the hand of the enemy. Ps. the Lord, and depart from evil. Prov. iii. 5. 7. cvii. 1, 2, and throughout. I love the Lord, Shall a trumpet be blown in the city; shall because he hath heard my voice and my sup there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not plications : because he hath inclined his ear done it ? Amos iii. 6. unto me, therefore will I call upon him as And my soul shall live.] See chup. xii. 13. long as I live. Ps. cxvi. 1, 2, and throughout. Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee, and And the grace of our Lord was exceeding let thy judgments help me. Ps. cxix. 175. abundant, with faith and love which is in Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and Christ Jesus : howbeit for this cause I obtained your soul shall live. Isa. lv. 3. mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might 21 I have accepted thee.] Ifthou doest well, shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern to shalt thou not be accepted? Gen. iv. 7. My them which should hereafter believe on him servant Job shall pray for," you” (“his three to life everlasting. 1 Tim. i. 14. 16.
friends"), for him will I accept: the Lord Lest some evil take me.] Say, I pray thee, accepted Job. Job xlii. 8, 9. The eyes of thou art my sister, that it may be well with the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears me for thy sake ; and “my” soul (“Abram's) are open unto their cry. Ps. xxxiv. 15. He shall live because of “thee” (“ Sarai"). Gen. will regard the prayer of the destitute, and xii. 13. Then my anger shall be kindled not despise their prayer. Ps. cii. 17. He against them in that day, and I will forsake will fulfil the desire of them that fear him ; he "them” (“the Israelites”), and I will hide my also will hear their cry, and will save them. face from them, and they shall be devoured, Ps. cxlv. 19. Thus saith the Lord unto “this and many evils and troubles shall befal them, people" ("Judah"), Thus have they loved to so that they will say in that day, Are not wander, they have not refrained their feet : those evils come upon us, because our God is therefore the Lord doth not accept them. Jer. not among us ? Deut. xxxi. 17. And David xiv, 10. A bruised reed shall he not break, said in his heart, I shall now perish one day and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he by the hand of Saul: there is nothing better send forth judgment unto victory. Matt. xii. for me than that I should speedily escape into 20. Wherefore in all things it behoved him the land of the Philistines. 1 Sam. xxvii. 1. (Christ) to be made like unto his brethren,
22 this city, for the which thou hast spoken.
Haste thee, escape thither: for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. 23 Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. The sun was 24 risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the Lord
rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the
that he might be a merciful and faithful high their voice from Zoar even unto Horonaim.
Deut. xxix. 23. “It” (“ destruction ") shall That I will not, &c.] See chap. xii. 2. and dwell in his tabernacle (the tabernacle of the xviii. 24.
wicked), because "it" (" his tabernacle") is 22 For I cannot do any thing, &c.] And none of his ; brimstone shall be scattered upon when he (the angel) saw that he prevailed not his habitation. Job xviii. 15. Upon the wicked against him, he touched the hollow of his he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an thigh; and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was horrible tempest. Ps. xi. 6. Except the Lord out of joint, as he wrestled with him : and he
of hosts had left unto us a very small remnant, said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, we should have been as Sodom, and we should but Israel ; for as a prince hast thou power with have been like Gomorrah. Isa. i. 9. And God and with men, and hast prevailed. Gen. Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of xxxii. 25. 28. And therefore let me alone the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when (said God to Moses), that my wrath may wax God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, Isa. hot against them, and that I may consume xiii. 19. And let that man be as the cities them; and I will make of thee a great nation. which the Lord overthrew, and repented not Erod. xxxii. 10. Let me alone, that I may (said Jeremiah, speaking of the man who brought destroy them, and blot out their name from tidings of his birth). Jer. xx. 16. As in the under heaven; and I will make of thee a nation overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the mightier and greater than they. Deut. ix. 14. neighbour cities thereof, saith the Lord, no He that dwelleth in the secret place of the man shall abide there, neither shall a son of Most High shall abide under the shadow of man dwell in it. Jer. xlix. 18. and 1. 40. For the Almighty; there shall no evil befal thee, the punishment of the iniquity of the daughter neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwell- of my people is greater than the punishment ing. Ps. xci. 1. 10. Thus saith the Lord, As of the sin of Sodom that was overthrown, as in the new wine is found in the cluster, and one a moment, and no hands stayed on her. Lamen. saith, Destroy it not, for a blessing is in it; so iv. 6. Behold this was the iniquity of thy will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may sister Sodom (0 Jerusalem), pride, fulness of not destroy them all. Isa. Ixv. 8. And he bread, and abundance of idleness was in her could there do no mighty work, save that and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen he laid his hands upon a few sick folk and the hand of the poor and needy; and they were healed them. Mark vi. 5. If we believe not, haughty, and committed abomination before yet he abideth faithful; he cannot deny him me, therefore I took them away as I saw good. self. 2 Tim. ii. 13. Paul, a servant of God Ezek. xvi. 49, 50. How shall I give thee up, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, in hope of Ephraim ? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, pro- how shall I make thee as Admah? how shall I mised before the world began, to Titus mine set thee as Zeboim ? mine heart is turned own son after the common faith. Tit. i. 2.
within me, my repentings are kindled toCalled Zoar.] And Lot lifted up his eyes, gether. Hosea xi. 8. I have overthrown some and beheld the plain of Jordan, that it was of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gowell watered every where, before the Lord morrah, and ye were as a fire-brand plucked destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the out of the burning, yet have ye not returned garden of the Lord, like the land of Egypt as unto me, saith the Lord. Amos iv. II. Surely thou comest unto Zoar. Gen. xiii. 10. These Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of (four kings) made war with Bera king of Ammon as Gomorrah (saith the Lord). Zeph; Sodom, and with Birsha king of Gomorrah, ii. 9. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted Shinab king of Admah, and Shemeber king of unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell : Zeboim, and the king of Bela, which is Zoar. for if the mighty works which have been done Gen. xiv. 2. His (Moab's) fugitives shall flee in thee had been done in Sodom, it would onto Zoar. Isa. xv. 5. They have uttered have remained until this day; but I say unto