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have received the knowledge of the That the word of God be not blastruth, there remaineth no more sa- phemed. Not purloining, that they crifice for sins; but a certain fearful may adorn the doctrine of God our looking for of judgment, &c.—Heb. Saviour in all things. Titus ii. 5. 10. X. 26, 27.
Let us lay aside every weight, and IV. God's Expostulations, Comthe sin which doth so easily beset plaints, Threatening's, and Judgus.—Heb. xii. 1.
ments against Sinners for their Wherefore lay apart all filthiness
several Sins, Disobedience, and and superfluity of naughtiness, &c.
Rebellions.- Jer. xxxi. 29, 30. Pure religion is this, &c. to keep It is a fearful thing to fall into the himself unspotted from the world. — hands of the living God.—Heb. x. 31. James i. 21. 27.
For our God is a consuming fire.Whosoever shall keep the whole Heb. xii. 29. law, and yet offend in one point, he is God expostulates with Adam and guilty of all: for,&c.-- James ii. 10, 11. Eve for eating of the forbidden fruit.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners, and -Gen, iii. 9—13. 16–19. purify your hearts, &c.—James iv. 8.
Cain rose up against Abel his broWherefore laying aside all înalice, ther, and slew him; and the Lord and all guile, 'and hypocrisies, and said unto Cain, &c. Now art thou envies, &c. Dearly beloved, I be- cursed from the earth, &c.—Gen. iv. seech you as strangers, and pilgrims, 8–12. abstain from fleshly lusts which war And God saw that the wickedness against the soul.- 1 Pet. ii. 1. 11. of man was great in the earth, &c. Eph. iv. 29–31.
and it repented the Lord, that he had He that will love life, &c. let him made man on the earth, and it grieved eschew evil, for the face of the Lord him at his heart. And the Lord said, is against them that do evil.-1 Pet. I will destroy man whom I have creiii. 10-12.
ated, from the face of the earth, &c. The time past may suffice us, that for it repenteth me that I have made we have wrought the will of the Gen- them. Gen. vi. 5-7. tiles.--1 Pet. iv. 3.
Accordingly he did destroy them Seeing then that all these things by the flood.-Gen. vii. 4. 22, 23. shall be dissolved, what manner of I will require of man the life of persons ought ye to be in all holy man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, conversation and godliness ?-2 Pet. by man shall his blood be shed. iii. 11.
Gen. ix. 5, 6. These things write I unto you, Sodom and Gomorrah, because that ye sin not, &c.—1 John ii. 1. their sin was very grievous, and the
Every man that hath this hope in cry of them waxed great before the him, purifieth himself, as he is pure, face of the Lord, le rained upon them &c. Whosoever abideth in him, sin- brimstone and fire from the Lord out neth not: whosoever sinneth, hath of heaven ; and he overthrew those not seen him, neither knoweth him, cities, and all the plain, and all the &c. He that committeth sin is of inhabitants of the cities, &c. Lot's the devil. John iii. 3. 6. 8. wife for her disobedience in looking
Hating the very garment spotted back, was turned into a pillar of salt. with the flesh.-Jude 23.
-Gen, xviii. 20. xix. 13. 24–26. I will therefore that the younger God slew Er and Onan for their .women, &c. give none occasion to wickedness.—Gen. xxxviii. 7. 10. the adversary to speak reproachfully, God met with Joseph's brethren, &c. . Some are already turned aside, for their sin in selling Joseph.—Gen. &c.-1 Tim. v. 14, 15.
xliv. 16. xlii. 21.
Many plagues and judgments, and the Lord smote the people with against and upon Pharaoh and the a great plague.-Numb. xi. 1. 4, 5. Egyptians for their sins, in not letting 20. 33. Israel go.—Exod. vii. viii. ix. X. And Miriam and Aaron spake xi. xii.
against Moses, &c. And the anger of God said, he would send his angel the Lord was kindled against them, before Israel: but he would not go &c. And Miriam became leprous.up, because they had sinned.—Exod. Numb. xii. 1, 2. 9, 10. xxxii. 2, &c.
The children of Israel murmured And the Lord said unto Moses, I against Moses and against Aaron; have seen this people, and behold it and said, Would God we had died in is a stiffnecked people: now there- the land of Egypt, &c. Wherefore fore let me alone, that my wrath may hath the Lord brought us unto this wax hot against them, and that I may land to fall by the sword, that our consume them, &c. Whosoever hath wives and children should be a prey? sinned against me, him will I blot &c. Let us make us a captain, andlet out of my book, &c. I will visit us return, &c. And the Lord said, their sins upon them. And the Lord &c. How long will it be ere they beplagued the people, because they lieve me? &c. I will smite them with made the calf.—Exod. xxxii. 9, 10. the pestilence, and disinherit them, 33–35.
&c. Surely they shall not see the God's judgment upon Nadab and land, &c. Your carcasses shall fall in Abihu for offering strange fire, &c.— this wilderness, &c. But your little Levit. x. 1, 2.
ones, wbich ye said should be a prey, Defile not ye yourselves in any of them will I bring in, and they shall these things : for in all these the na- know the land which ye have destions are defiled which I cast out pised, &c. Those who brought up before you: &c. therefore I do visit the evil report upon the land, died of the iniquity thereof upon it, and the the plague, &c.—Numb. xiv. 1-4. land itself vomiteth out her inhabi- 11, 12. 23. 29. 31, 32. 36, 37. tants. Ye shall not commit any of Korah and his company, for rebelthese abominations, &c. that the land ling against Moses, and against spue not you out also when ye defile Aaron, were swallowed up of the it, as it spued out the nations that earth, &c. The people murmured were before you.—Levit. xviii. 24– against Moses for this: and God sent 26. 28.
the plague amongst them.-Numb. But if ye will not hearken unto xvi. 1-3. 30–33. 41. 45, 46. me, &c. I will appoint over you Aaron and Moses both died, and terror, &c. And if you will not for were not suffered to enter into the all this hearken, &c. then will I chas- land, because they rebelled against tise you seven times more for your God's word at the waters of Meribah. sins.-Levit, xxvi, 14-39.
-Numb. xx. 12. 23, 24. Deut. iii. The people complained (or mur- 27. xxxii. 48–51. iv. 21, 22. mured), and it displeased the Lord: O that there were such a heart in and his anger was kindled, and the them, that they would fear me, &c.fire of the Lord burned amongst them, Deut. v. 29. and consumed in the uttermost parts The people spake against God, of the camp, &c. And they fell a and against Moses: Wherefore have lusting, &c. and said, Who shall give ye brought us up out of Egypt, to die us flesh to eat? &c. And while the in the wilderness ? for there is no Aesh was yet between their teeth, bread, neither is there any water; ere it was chewed, the wrath of the and our soul loatheth this light bread. Lord was kindled against the people, And the Lord sent fiery serpents
among the people, and they bit the all that he hath, because he hath people, and much people of Israel transgressed, &c. And accordingly, died.-Numb. xxi. 5, 6.
Achan and his were stoned and burnt. The people began to commit whore- Josh. vii. 1. 4, 5. 10. 12, 13. 15. dom with the daughters of Moab, &c. 24-26. and bowed down to their gods, &c. If ye forsake the Lord, and serve And the anger of the Lord was kind- strange gods, then he will turn and led against Israel, and there was do you hurt, and consume you after a plague amongst them, whereof that he hath done you good.- Josh. twenty and four thousand died. xxiv. 20. Judges ii. 13—15. x. 6. 13. Numb. xxv. 1-3. 8, 9.
God rendered the wickedness of All the men that followed Baal-peor, Abimelech, &c. in slaying his seventy the Lord thy God hath destroyed brethren: and all the evil of the men them.-Deut. iv. 3.
of Shechem did God render upon If thou do at all forget the Lord their heads, &c.—Judges ix. 56, 57. thy God, and walk after other gods, God said, Did not I deliver you? and serve them, and worship them; &c. yet have ye forsaken me, &c. I testify against you this day, that ye wherefore I will deliver you no more. shall surely perish, as the nations Go and cry unto the gods ye have which the Lord destroyed before your chosen ; let them deliver you, &c.face.- Deut. viii. 19,20. xxxi. 16–18. Judges x. 11–14.
For the wickedness of these na- Samsons's Delilah was his ruin.tions, the Lord thy God doth drive Judges xvi. 15—21. them out, &c.-Deut. ix. 5. xviii. The Benjamites cut off, and des9, &c.
troyed, for their great sin in abusing If thy brother, &c. thy daughter, the Levite's concubine to death. or thy wife, &c. entice thee secretly, Judges i. xix. xx. saying, Let us go and serve other God threatens Eli for his suffering gods, &c. thou shalt not spare him, his sons to sin so in the priesthood. but thou shalt surely kill him, &c.- -1 Sam. ii. 22, &c.. Deut. xiii. 6, &c.
The Lord said, I will perform If thou wilt not hearken unto the against Eli all things which I have voice of the Lord thy God, to observe spoken concerning his house, &c. for to do all his commandments, and I have told him, that I will judge his his statutes, which I command thee house for ever, for the iniquity which this day; all these curses shall come he knoweth ; because his sons made upon thee, and overtake thee; cursed themselves vile, and he restrained shalt thou be in the city, and cursed them not: and therefore have I sworn shalt thou be in the field, &c.—Deut. unto the house of Eli, that the inixxviii. 15, &c. xxix. 19, 20. iii. 17-19. quity of Eli's house shall not be pur
Do ye thus requite the Lord, O ged with sacrifice nor offering for foolish people and unwise? Is not he ever.—1 Sam. ii. 11-14. iv. 17, 18. thy father? &c.-Deut. xxxii. 6.32, &c. God's judgments upon the Philis
Achan sinned in taking the cursed tines, while they kept the ark of God thing; and the anger of the Lord was amongst them.--- Sam. v. 6, &c. kindled against the children of Israel, He smote the men of Bethshemesh, &c. and the men of Ai smote of because they had looked into the ark them, &c. The Lord said, &c. of the Lord, &c. fifty thousand and neither will I be with you any more, threescore and ten men. -1 Sam. except ye destroy the accursed from vi. 19. among you. Up, &c. And God said, The elders of Israel came to SamHe 'that is taken with the accursed uel, and said, Make us a king to thing shall be burnt with fire, he and judge us, like all the nations, &c. And the Lord said unto Samuel, &c. dancing before the ark, &c. therefore They have not rejected thee, but they she had no child unto the day of her have rejected me, that I should not death, &c.—2 Sam. vi. 6–8. 16. 23. reign over them, &c. And God said, David's sin in the matter of Uriah's Ye shall cry out because of your wife, &c. displeased the Lord. king, &c. and the Lord will not hear 2 Sam. xi. 27. you in that day.- Sam. viii. 4, 5. And Nathan said unto David, &c. 7. 18, 19. x. 19.
Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, I The Lord sent thunder and rain in anointed thee king over Israel, &c. wheat harvest; and all the people and if that had been too little, I would greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. moreover have given unto thee such We have added unto all our sins and such things : wherefore hast thou this evil, to ask us a king, &c If ye despised the commandment of the shall still do wickedly, ye shall be Lord, to do evil in his sight ? that consumed, both ye and your king.- thou hast killed Uriah, &c. Now 1 Sam, xii. 17-19. 25.
therefore the sword shall never depart Saul offered sacrifice himself, &c. from thy house, &c. Behold, I will Samuel said to him, Thou hast done raise up evil against thee out of thine foolishly, &c. but now thy kingdom own house ; and I will take thy shall not continue.-1 Sam. xii. 9, wives before thine eyes, and give 10. 13, 14.
them unto thy neighbour, and he shall Samuel said unto Saul, Because thou lie with thy wives in the sight of this hast rejected the word of the Lord, sun, &c. The child also shall surely he hath also rejected thee from being die, &c. And the child died.--2 Sam. king - Sam. xv. 9. 11. 17. 22, xii. 7—12. 14. 18. 23. 26.
Then Amnon, David's son, forceth The Lord also took away his Spirit Tamar, sister of Absalom, &c. And from Saul, and an evil spirit from 'Absalom killeth Amnon. 2 Sam. the Lord troubled him.- Sam. xvi. xiii. 11-14. 28, 29. 1. 14. xix. 9.
Absalom conspireth against David, And when Saul inquired of the and rebels.--2 Sam, xv. Lord, the Lord answered him not, Absalom went in unto his father's neither by dreams, nor by Urim, nor concubines, in the sight of all Israel. by prophets, &c. Then he goes to a - 2 Sam. xvi. 21, 22. familiar spirit, &c. Samuel said, Why Ahithophel's wickedness in adherhast thou disquieted me, &c. And ing to Absalom against David ; and Saul said, God is departed from me, his wicked counsels are punished, by and answereth me no more, &c. The his being rejected and given up to Lord hath rent the kingdom out of hang himself.—2 Sam. xvii
. 1--3.23. thine hand: because thou obeyedst Absalom is slain himself.-2 Sam. not the voice of the Lord, nor execu- xviii. 14, 15. tedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek; There was a famine, &c. And Datherefore hath the Lord done this vid inquired of the Lord: and the thing unto thee this day, &c.1 Sam. Lord answered, It is for Saul, and for xxviii. 6, 1. 15-19." 2 Chron. x. his bloody house; because he slew 13, 14.
the Gibeonites, &c. The children of Uzzah put forth his hand to the Israel had sworn unto them: and Saul ark of God, and took hold of it, &c. sought to slay them in his zeal.and the anger of the Lord was kind- 2 Sam. xxi. 1, 2. Josh. ix. 15. led against Uzzah; and God smote And the anger of the Lord was him there for his error (or rashness), kindled against Israel,&c. David said, and there he died, &c. Michal, Da- Go, number ye the people, &c. So the vid's wife, despised David for his Lord sent a pestilence upon Israel, &\. and there died seventy thousand Baasha smote all the house of Jemen.—2 Sam. xxiv. 1, 2. 15.
roboam ; he left not to Jeroboam · Adonijah put to death by Solomon's any that breathed, until he had deorder ; and Joab for his sin, in kill- stroyed him; according to the saying ing of Abner, and Amasa, also put of the Lord, &c. Because of the sins to death : and Shimei also put to of Jeroboam, which he had sinned, death for his cursing of David. and by which he made Israel to sin. 1 Kings ii. 24, 25. 28. 31–34. 36. 46. - 1 Kings xv. 27. 29, 30. 2 Chron.
If you shall at all turn from follow- xii. 1, 2. 4, 5. ing of me, you or your children; and The very like threatening did God will not keep my commandments,&c. send to Baasha for his sins, &c. and then will I cut off Israel out of the accordingly executed it by Zimri his land which I have given them : and servant.— 1 Kings xvi. 1-4.9–13. this house, which I have hallowed for God threatens, and sends a famine my name, will I cast out of my sight; in Israel, for the sins of Ahab, &c.and Israel shall be a proverb, and a 1 Kings xvii. by-word, &c.- Kings ix. 6—8. He killed Naboth, and possessed
And the Lord was angry with Solo- his vineyard, &c. Thus saith the Lord, mon, because his heart was turned Hast thou killed, and also taken posfrom the Lord God of Israel, which session ? &c. In the place where dogs had appeared unto bim twice, &c. licked the blood of Naboth, shall dogs Wherefore the Lord said unto Solo- lick thy blood, even thine, &c. All mon, Foras much as this is done of this is executed against him, Jezebel, thee, and thou hast not kept my cove- and Ahab's house.—1 Kings xxi. 14. nant, &c. I will surely rend the king- 19.21-24. xxii.38. 2 Kings ix. 33. dom from thee, and will give it to thy 35. 37. servant.—1 Kings xi. 9-11..
Ahaziah fell down, &c. He sent to It was charged me by the word of inquire of the god of Ekron, &c. And the Lord, saying, Eat no bread, &c. the Lord, by Elijah, sends thus : Is Thus saith the Lord, Forasmuch as it not because there is not a God in thou hast disobeyed the mouth of the Israel, that ye go to inquire of BaalLord, &c. and hast eaten bread, and zebub, the god of Ekron? Now theredrank water, &c. thy carcass shall not fore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt come unto the sepulchre of thy fa- not come down from that bed, &c. thers, &c. A lion met him by the but shalt surely die, &c. So he died way, and slew him, &c. It is the man according to the word of the Lord.— of God.--1 Kings xiii. 8, 9. 21, 22. 2 Kings i. 2-4. 6. 17. 24. 26.
God punished Gehazi for his coveTeh Jeroboam, &c. Forasmuch as tousness with leprosy.—2 Kings v. I have exalted thee from among the 20, &c. people, and made thee prince, &c. yet So it was, that the children of Isthou hast done evil above all that rael had sinned against the Lord their were before thee ; for thou hast gone God, &c. and walked in the statutes and made thee other gods, &c. There- of the heathen, &c. The Lord testifore, behold, I will bring evil upon fied against them by all the prophets, the house of Jeroboam, and will cut all the seers, saying, Turn ye from off from Jeroboam him that pisseth your ways, &c. Notwithstanding, against the wall, &c. Him that dieth they would not hear, but hardened of Jeroboam in the city, shall the their necks, &c. Therefore the Lord dogs eat; and him that dieth in the was very angry with Israel, and refield, shall the fowls of the air eat; moved them out of his sight, &c. And for the Lord hath spoken it.- Kings the Lord rejected all the seed of Isxiv.7-il.
rael, and afflicted them, and delivered