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judge angels: how much more things which pertain to this life?-1 Cor. vi. 2, 3.

The unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; else were your children unclean, but now are they holy, &c. He that is called in the Lord, being a servant, he is the Lord's freeman.-1 Cor. vii. 14. 22.

If any man love God, the same is known of him.-1 Cor. viii. 3. To the glory of God by us.— 2 Cor. i. 20.

Ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people; and I will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.-2 Cor. vi. 16. 18. 1 Cor.

vi. 19.

The Apostle Paul was caught up into the third heaven, &c. into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful (or possible) for a man to utter.-2 Cor. xii. 2-4. Christ gave himself, &c. that he might deliver us from this present evil world.-Gal. i. 3, 4.

Ye are all the children of God, &c. And if Christ's, then Abraham's seed, and heirs, according to the promise. Gal. iii. 26. 29. iv. 28.

And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father, &c. And if a son, then an heir of God, through Christ.-Gal. iv. 6, 7.

Brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, &c. If ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.-Gal. v. 13. 18.

. Blessed be God, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly things, &c. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children, &c. What is the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, &c. The church, which is his

body; the fulness of him that filleth all in all.-Eph. i. 3. 5. 18. 22, 23.

God, who is rich in mercy, and hath made us to sit together in hea venly places in Christ Jesus, &c. We are no more strangers, &c. but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, &c. You are builded together for an habitation of God, through the Spirit.-Eph. ii. 4. 6. 13. 19. 22.

For to me to live, is Christ; and to die, is gain.-Phil. i. 21.

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds, through Christ Jesus, &c. The God of peace shall be with you.-Phil. iv. 7. 9.

Giving thanks to the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son, &c. The mystery which had been hid from ages, &c. but now is made manifest to his saints; to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery, &c.-Col. i. 12, 13. 26, 27.

Your life is hid with Christ in God, &c. The elect of God, holy and beloved.-Col. iii. 3. 12.

That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.—1 Thess. ii. 12.

God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us; that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.1 Thess. v. 9, 10.

Brethren, beloved of the Lord, &c. He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, &c. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and given us everlasting consolation, and good hope through grace.-2 Thess. ii. 13, 14. 16.

Godliness is profitable unto all things; having the promise of the

life that now is, and of that which is to come, &c. We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those who believe.1 Tim. iv. 8. 10.

Godliness, with contentment, is great gain.-1 Tim. vi. 6.

Unto the pure all things are pure. -Titus i. 15.

Being justified, &c. We should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.-Titus iii. 7.

The angels, &c. are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?-Heb. i. 13, 14. Matt. xviii. 10.

There remaineth therefore a rest (or keeping of a sabbath) to the people of God, &c.-Heb. iv. 9. vi. 19.

God is not unrighteous, to forget your work and labour of love which ye have shewed towards his name, &c. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge, to lay hold upon the hope set before us.-Heb. vi. 10. 17, 18.

The excellency of the new covenant, and the saints privileges under it.-Heb. viii. 7-11. x. 16-19.

Others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, &c. of whom the world was not worthy.-Heb. xi. 36-38.

Ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem; and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written (or enrolled) in heaven; and to God, the judge of all; and to the spirits of just men made perfect; and to Jesus, &c. and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh, &c.-Heb. xii. 22-24.

Be content, &c. for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that, &c.-Heb. xiii. 5, 6.

A crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. -James i. 12.

Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them who love him?-James ii. 5.

The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are; and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain, and it rained not, &c. And he prayed again, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth brought forth her fruit.-James v. 16-18.

Blessed be God, &c. who, &c. hath begotten us again to a lively hope, by the resurrection of Jesus, &c.1 Pet. i. 3.

Ye also as lively stones are built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ, &c. Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar (or a purchased) people, that ye should shew forth the praises (or virtues), &c.-1 Pet. ii. 5.9. Rom. i. 6. Rev. v. 10.

Ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing, &c. The eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers.-1 Pet. iii. 9. 12.

Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you.-1 Pet. v. 7.

According as his divine power hath given us all things that pertain to life and godliness, &c. whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, &c. So an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.-2 Pet. i. 3, 4. 11.

The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations.-2 Pet. ii. 9.

Truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. -1 John i. 3. 1 Cor. i. 9.

We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ, the righteous, &c. He that doth the will of God, abideth for ever, &c. Ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things. - John ii. 1. 17. 20.

Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God, &c. Beloved, now are we the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we shall be, &c. Whatsoever we ask we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. -1 John iii. 1, 2. 22.

Ye are of God, &c. greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.-1 John iv. 4.

I have written these things to you that believe, that ye may know that ye have eternal life, &c. This is the confidence that we have in him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us, &c. We know that we are of God.-1 John v. 13, 14. 19. The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass, &c. He hath made us kings, &c.-Rev. i. 1. 6.

Hurt not the earth, till we have sealed the servants of God in their foreheads.-Rev. vii. 2, 3.

And it was commanded them that they should not hurt, &c. but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.-Rev. ix. 4.

All shall worship the beast, whose names are not written in the book of life. Rev. xiii. 8. xvii. 8.

The Lamb shall overcome them, &c. and they that are with him, are called, and chosen, and faithful.-Rev. xvii. 14. xx. 8,9.

And I saw them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, &c. Having the harps of God; and they sing the song of Moses, &c.-Rev. xv. 2-4. xx. 4. Blessed are they that do, &c. they have right to the tree of life.-Rev. xxii. 14.

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I WILL declare thy name unto my brethren, &c.-Ps. xxii. 22.

Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth for thy love is better than wine, &c. Thy name is as ointment poured forth, therefore do the virgins love thee. Tell me, O thou, whom my soul loveth, where thou feedest, &c. For why should I be as one that turneth aside by the flocks of thy companions? If thou know not, O thou fairest among women, go, &c. A bundle of myrrh is my beloved unto me; he shall lie all night between my breasts, &c. Behold thou art fair, my love, &c.-Cant. i. 2, 3. 7, 8. 13. 15, 16.

As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters: as the apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my beloved among the sons. I sat down (or delighted and sat down) under his shadow with great delight, and his fruit was sweet, &c. I am sick of love. His left hand is under my head, and his right hand doth embrace me, &c. O my love, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.Cant. ii. 2-6. 14.


By night on my bed I sought him. whom my soul loveth; I sought him, but I found him not. I will rise now, and go about the city, I will seek him whom my soul loveth, &c. Saw ye him whom my soul loveth? I found him, &c. I held him, and would not let him go.-Cant. iii. 1-4.

Thou art all fair, my love; there is no spot in thee; come with me, &c. Thou hast ravished (or taken away) my heart, my sister, my spouse: thou hast ravished my heart with one of thine eyes, &c. How fair is thy

love, my sister, my spouse! How much better is thy love than wine! &c. A garden inclosed is my sister, &c. Let my beloved come into his garden, &c.-Cant. iv. 7-10. 12. 16. It is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled, &c. I opened to my beloved, but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone, my soul failed when he spake I sought him, but I could not find him: I called him, but he gave me no answer, &c. Tell him that I am sick of love, &c. My beloved is, &c. He is altogether lovely. Cant. v. 2. 6. 8. 10. 16.

I am my beloved's, and my beloved is mine, &c. Thou art beautiful, O my love, &c. my dove, my undefiled, &c. Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, fair as the moon, clear as the sun?-Cant. vi. 3, 4. 9, 10. ii. 16. I am my beloved's, and his desire is towards me.-Cant. vii. 10.

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm; for love is strong as death.-Cant. viii. 6.

Behold I, and the children whom the Lord hath given me.-Isa. viii. 18. Heb. ii. 13.

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me, &c. When saw we thee an hungered, &c. and did not minister? &c. Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.-Matt. xxv. 40. 44, 45. Mark ix. 41, 42.

Go tell my brethren, that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.-Matt. xxviii. 10. Mark iii. 35. Rom. viii. 29.

He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. John vi. 56.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep, &c. I, &c. know my sheep, and am known of mine.-John x. 11. 14.

Ye call me Master and Lord, and ye say well: for so I am.-John xii. 13.

Let not your hearts be troubled, &c. I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also, &c. I will not leave you comfortless, &c. Ye see me; because I live, ye shall live also, &c. You in me, and I in you, &c. I will love him, and manifest myself to him, &c. Peace I leave with you: let not your hearts be troubled.-John xiv. 1. 3. 18- John 3. 24.

I am the vine, ye are the branches, &c. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you continue ye in my love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. I have loved you; greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, &c.-Johnxv. 5. 9. 11-14. Luke xii. 4.

These things have I spoken, that ye should not be offended, &c. I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. The Father himself loveth you, &c.-John xvi. 1. 22. 27.

Christ prays for his Church at large. -John xvii.

Go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.-John xx. 17.

Jesus saith, Feed my lambs, feed my sheep.-John xxi. 15-17.

When Saul persecuted the Church, Christ said unto him, Why persecutest thou me ? &c. I am Jesus whom thou persecutest.-Acts ix. 4, 5.

Ye are become dead to the law, that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead. -Rom. vii. 4. xiv. 9.

Thou bearest not the root, but the root thee.-Rom. xi. 17.

Ye are Christ's.-1 Cor. iii. 23.

Know you not that your bodies are the members of Christ, &c. He that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. no-1 Cor. vi. 15. 17.

I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe. John xi. 15.

i. When yesin soagainst the brethren, ye sin against Christ.-1 Cor. viii. 12. The head of every man is Christ.1 Cor. xi. 3.

All the members of that one body being many, are one body; so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized in one body.-1 Cor. xii. 12, 13. Gal. iii. 28.

together, increaseth with the increase of God.-Col. ii. 19.

Both he that sanctifieth, and they who are sanctified, are all of one; for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren: saying, I will declare thy name, &c.-Heb. ii. 11, 12.

Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast,

The love of Christ constraineth us. &c.-Heb. iii. 6. 2 Cor. v. 14.

I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you a chaste virgin to Christ.-2 Cor. xi. 2.

Gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body; the fulness of him that filleth all in all.-Eph. i. 22, 23. Col. i. 18. To know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge.-Eph. iii. 19.

Grow up into him in all things, which is the head, Christ, from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted, &c.-Eph. iv. 15, 16.

Christ hath loved us, and given himself for us an offering, &c. Christ is the head of the church, and the Saviour of the body, &c. Christ loved the church, and gave himself for it, that he might sanctify and cleanse it, &c. that he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, &c. No man ever hated his own flesh, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church for we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. -Eph. v. 2. 23. 25-27.29,30.

I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ, which is far better.-Phil. i. 23.

What things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ; yea, doubtless, I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord; for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ.-Phil. iii. 7, 8.

Not holding the head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit

Jesus Christ, whom having not
seen ye love, &c.-1 Pet. i. 7, 8.
Unto you
which believe, he is pre-

cious, &c.-1 Pet. ii. 7.
Jesus Christ, that loved us, and
washed us, &c.—Rev. i. 5.

If any man hear my voice, &c. I will come in to him, and sup with him, and he with me.—Rev. iii. 20. John xiv. 21. 23.



SECT. 1. Towards God, in the General.

To live to God, not to themselves: to

be holy, fruitful, walking in the light, in an honest, heavenly, and spiritual conversation, worthy of their high calling; to glorify God, and mind the things above.

FEAR God, and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.-Eccles. xii. 13, 14.

Enoch walked with God.-Gen. v. 22. 24.

Noah walked with God.-Gen. vi. 9. And the Lord said unto Noah, Come thou, &c. For thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation, &c. And Noah did according unto all that the Lord had commanded him.-Gen. vii. 1. 5.

I am the Lord your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy, for I am holy.-Lev. xi. 44, 45. xix. 2.

Seek not after your own heart, &c. but be ye holy unto your God, &c.Numb. xv. 39, 40.

Thou art an holy people unto the

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