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thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

Ć HA P. XII: HEREFORE, seeing we also are compaffed

about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the fin which doth so easily beset us, and 6 let us run with patience the race that is fet before us. 2. Looking unto Jesus the d* author [Or

, beginner] and finisher of our faith who for the joy that was set before, him, endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3. For consider him that & endured such contradi&tion of finners against himself, left ye be wearied and u faint in your minds. 4. i Ye have not yet resisted untó blood, striving agaiult fin.

5. And ye have forgotten the exhortation, which speaketh unto you, as

unto children, * My son defpile not thou the chastning of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him. 6. For ? whom the Lord loveth, he chastneth, and scourgeth" every fon whom he receiveth. 7.



i Rev. 6. 11. White Robes were + Phil. 2. 8,&c. t 1 Pet. I. given unto every one of them and it See on Luk. 24. 26. was said unto them, that they ft Pfal. 110. 1. † Heb. 1. 3, should rest yet

for a little Season un. 13. t Heb. 8. I. See on Mat. til their Fellow-Servants also, and 5 22. 44. their Brethren that should be kile.

3. & Mat. 27. 39, &. They that led as they were, should be ful- passed by réviled him, wagging filled.

their Heads, duc. Joh. 7. 12. CH A P. XII.

Some said he is a good Man: O I. 2 + 1 Pet. 2. 1, 2. See on so thers said, Nay; but he deceio Rom. 6. 4.

eth the People. See on Mat. 9. 34. b + Phil. 3. 13, 14. See on !


h Gal. 6 9.-Let us not be wear

in well-doing for in due season of Heb. 10. 36. See on Rom. we shall reap if we faint not

15 4:1 Heb.10.33; 34:- Ye were Cor. 1. 8. Who shall also made a Gazing stock, both by it confirm you unto the end, that ye proaches and afflictions. Ye took may be blameless in the Day of our joyfully the Spoiling of your Goods, Lord Jesus Christ. Eph. 2. 8. By knowing in your felves that ye Grace ye are saved, through Faith. have in Heaven a better and more Phil. 1. 6. Being confident of this enduring Substance. very thing, that he that kath be. 5. * † Job 5.14. Prov. 3.11. gun a good Work in you, will per See on i Cor. 11. 32. form it until the Day of Jesus 6. ! Rev. 3. 19.

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f ye endure chastning, im God dealeth with you as with

for what son is he whom the father chaftneth not? 3. But if ye be without chastisement, n whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not fons. 9. Furhermore, we have had fathers of our flesh, which corečted us, and we gave them reverence: fhall we not much ather be in fubječtion unto the • Father of spirits, and ive? 10. For they verily for a few days chastned us after their own pleasure [Or, as seemed good, or, meet o them]; but he p for our profit, that we might be

partakers of his holiness. 11. Now no chastning for the resent seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless, fterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness, into them which are exercised thereby, 12. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees.



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7. m Deut 8. 5: Thou shalt also him, and heard his Supplication, LC

onsider in thine Heart, that as a and brought him again to Jerusalan chastneth his son, so the Lord lem into his Kingdom. Then Maby God chaftneth thee. Psal. 94. 12. nesleh knew that the Lord he leffed is 'the Man whom thou


was God. Pfal 119.67,71. Before I baftneth, O Lord, and teachest him

was afflicted, I went astray; but ut of thy Law. Prov. 13. 24. now have I kept thy Word. It is le that spareth his Rod, hateth good for me that I have been afflictis Son: but he that loveth him, ed; that I might learn thy Stahaftneth him betimes. See on 10 tutes. Prov. 29. 15. The Rod and

Reproof give Wisdom.- Jer. 31. 18, 8. n't Pfal. 73. 14, 15. All the 19. I have surely heard Ephraim Day long have I been plagued, and bemoaning himself thus, Thou hast bafined every Morning. If I say I chastised me, and I was chastised, as a vill speak thus ; behold I should Is Bullock unaccustomed to the Yoke: ffend against the Generation of thy turn thou me, and I shall be turnThildren. f 1 Pet. 5. 9. Whom ed; for thou art the Lord my elift fredfast in the Faith, know God. Surely after I was turned, I ng that the same Afflictions are ac repented ; and after that I was inomplished in your Brethren that 20 trusted, I smote upon my Thigh : ire in the World. See on Acts I was ashamed, yea, even confound. 14. 22.

ed, because I did bear the Reproache 9.° + Numb. 16. 22. † Numb. . of my Youth. 27.16. † Ecclef. 12.7. | Ifa. 57. 9 See on i Thef. 4.7. 16. + Zech. 12. 1. See on Aets25. 11. " + Jam. 3. 18. The Fruit of :17. 25.

Righteousness is sown in Peace of 10.

2 Chron. 33.12,1;. When them that make Peace.. he (Manasseh] was in fi&tion, he 12. S † Job 4. 3,4. Behold, thou besought the Lord his God, and hast instructed many, and thou hast humbled himself greatly before the zo strengthned the weak - Hands. Thy God of his Fathers, and prayed Words have upholden him that unto him, and he was intreated of



13. And make* straight [Or, even] paths for your feet, left that which is lame be turned out of the way, but let it rather be healed. 14. Follow peace with all men, and choliness, without which no man fhall d see the Lord: 15. Looking diligently, left any man * fail of [Or, fall from] the grace of God ; left any root of bitterness springing up, 3 trouble you, and thereby many be defiled: 16. Left there be any

h fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, i who for one morsel of meat sold his birth-right. 17. For ye know how that afterward k when he would have inherited the blessing, he was reje&ted : for ' he found (1) 10

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was falling, and thou hast strength. ft Deut. 29. 18. † Heb. 3.12. ned the feeble Knees. + Ifa. 35. 3:

See on A&ts 8. 23: Strengthen ye the weak Hands, and

& See on Gal. 1.7. confirm the feeble Knees. See Ec 16. h + Eph. 5. 3. † Col. 3, §. clesiasticus 25. 23.

A Woman 5 See on i Cor. 6.18. that will not comfort her Husband

it Gen. 25. 33

He fold his in Distress, maketh weak Hands, and Birth-right unto Jacob. feeble Knees.

17. * Gen. 27:34, &c. When E. 13. " Prov. 4. 26. Ponder the sau heard the Words of his Father, Path of thy feet, and let all thy 10 he cried with a great and exceedWays be established.

ing bitter cry, and said unto his a See on Gal, 6. I.

Father, Bless me, even me alfo, O 14.5 Rom.12.18. † 2 Tim. 2. my Fatheeb.7.6. [It is impos[ble

] 22. See on Mar. 9. 50. See the Word Holiness in the 15 if they shall fall away, to tenen

them again unto repentance : seeing d See on Mat. 5. 8.

they crucifie co themselves the Son 15. e ; Gal. 5. 4.

of God afresh, and put him to an Cor. 6. I.

(1) These Words may justly discourage People from deferring their Repentance to a sick, or a Death-bed ; (not but that it is highly necellary for those, who have been so very inconsiderate and foolish, to do all that is possible to be done under such circumstances). For whether they shall repent at all

, or whether their Repentance will be such as God will accept, must be acknowledged to be great Uncertainties. But here is nothing to discourage any from setting about a true Repentance immediately; for how great foever their Sins have been, they are afsured, that if they confefs, bewail, and forsake the'm, and bring forth Fruite worthy of Repentance, such Fruits as will be an evident Proof and Demonftration that their minds are changed and renewed, and that their Repentance is true and fincere, God, for the fake of Jesus Christ, will accept of them. The Apostle does not say, that Efau never fo repented as to obrain Forgiveness at the Hands of God, though it is plain from the History, chic his Repentance was not such at this Time : What the Apostle lays, is, that he could not by his Tears prevail with his Father Ifaac to Repens,

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he sought it carefully with tears.18. For ye are not come unto the m mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempeít, 19. And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which voice they that heard, n entreated that the word hould not. be spoken to them any more. 20. (For they could not endure that which was commanded, o And if lo much as a beast touch the mountain, it shall be stoned, or thrust through with a dart. 21. And ? so terrible was the fight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake) 22. But

ye are come 9 unto mount Sion, and ' unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and s to an innumerable company of angels, 23. To the general afsem

bly, 18. m | Exod. 19.12,18,19. Thou Fire, and went not up into the fhalt set Bounds to the People Mount. Now therefore why should round about, saying, Take heed to we die ? for this great Fire will your selves, that ye go not up in

consume us. If we hear the to the Mount, or touch the Border of


Voice of the Lord our God any it: Whosoever toucheth the Mount, more, then we shall die. + Deut. shall be surely put to death. And 18. 16. -Let me not hear again the Mount Sinai was altogether on a

Voice of the Lord my God; nei. Smoke, because the Lord defcended ther let me see this

great Fire

any upon it in fire : and the smoke

more, that I die not. thereof ascended as the smoke of a 20. ° | Exod. 19.13. There shall Furnace, and the whole Mount quaked not an Hand touch it, but he shall greatly. And when the Voice of surely be stoned or shot through; the Trumpet founded long, and whether it be Beast or Man, it shall waxed louder and louder, Moses 15 not live.spake, and God answered him by a 21. P :: Exod. 19. 16. It came Voice. Rom. 8. 15. Ye have not to pass on the third Day in the received the spirit of Bondage again

Morning, that there were Thunders, to fear; but


have received the and Lightnings, and a thick Cloud Spirit of Adoption. 2 Tim. 1.20 upon the Mount, and the Voice 7. God hath not given us the Spirit of the Trumpet exceeding loud, fo of Fear, but of Power, and of Love, that all the people that was in the and of a found Mind.

Camp trembled. 19. " + Exod. 20. 19. They said

+ Rev. 3. 12. † Rev. 21. unto Mofes, Speak thou with us, 25 2, 10. See on Gal.

26, and we will hear: but let not

Phil. 3. 20. See on Eph. God speak with us least we die. 2. 19. | Deut. 5. S, 25. I stood between S: Jude ver. 14. -Behold the the Lord and you at that time, to

Lord cometh with ten Thousands you

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bly, and church of the u first-born, which are a * written [Or, enrolled] in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men, made perfect, 24. And to le sus the®c mediator of the new * covenant [Or, testament], and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel. 28. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh : For if they' f escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from him that 5 speaketh from heaven: 26. h Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, · Yet once more I fhake not the earth 01İy, but also heaven. 27. And this word; Yet once more, signifieth the k removing of those things that * are [Or, may be] Thaken, as of things that are made, that those things

which 23. u Exod. 4. 22. Thus faith e + Gen. 4. 10. See on Heb. the ord, Israel is my Son, even my fift-born. Jer. 2. 3. Ifrael was

25. Heb. 2. 2, 3. If the holiness unto the Lord, and the Word spoken by Angels was sted. first-fruits of his Increase - Jer. s fast, and every Transgression and Dif 31.9

I am a Father to Israel, obedience received a just Recompence and Ephraim is my first born. Eph. of Reward ; How shall we escape, 12. That we should be to the

if we neglect so great Salvation ? Praise of his Glory, who first - † Heb. 3. 17. With whom was trufted in Christ. Jam. 1. 18. Of io he grieved forty Years? was it his own Will begat he us with the not with them that had sinned, Word of Truth, that we should be Whose Carcaffes fell in the Wila kind of first-fruits of his Creatures. dernefs? + Heb. 10. 28, Rev. 14.4. -These were redeem

that despised Moses Law, died withed from among Men, being the 15 out mercy, under two first fruits unto God, and to trie Witnesses : Of how much forer Lamb.

Punishment fuppofe ye, fhall he be a † Phil. 4:3. See on Luk 10. thought worthy, who hath trodden

under Foot the Son of God, and b :: Phil. 3. 12. See on Heb. 20 hath counted the Blood of the Co13. 21.

venant wherewith he was fan&tified 24. + Heb. 8. 6.

an unholy thing, and hath done 15. See on i Tim. 2.5.

despite unto the Spirit of Grace ? † Exod. 24. 8. Moses took the g. See on Heb. 1. 2. Blood and Sprinkled it on the Peo-25 26. + Exod. 19. 18. The ple, and faid, Behold the Blood of Words under Ver, 18. the Covenant, which the Lord hath

+ Hag. 2. 6. Thus faith the made with you concerning all thefe Lord of Hofts, Yet once, it is a Words. t'i Per. 1. 2.-- Through little while, and I will shake the Sanétification of the Spirit, and 30 Heavens, and the Earth, and the Sprinkling of the Blood of Jesus Christ. Sea, and the dry Land. :: Heb. 10. 12. This. Man, af

102. 26. + Mat. ter he offered one Sacrifice for fins, 24. 35. † 2 Pet. 3. 10. + Rev. 2).

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