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Prov. xxviii. 10. The upright shall have good things in possession. Ver. 18. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Ver. 20. A faithful man shall abound with blessing.

Isa. lvii. 2. The righteous shall enter into peace, they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Mic. ii. 7. My words do good to him that walketh uprightly. See Rom. xiv. 22. John iii. 21.

XIX. The upright prayed for, and prayer for uprightness. Ps. xxv. 21. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait on thee. cxliii. 10. Lead me unto the land of uprightness.

cxxv. 4. Do good to them that are upright in heart.

xxxvi. 10. Continue thy righteousness to the upright in heart.


XX. Integrity. Ps. vii. 8. Judge me, O Lord, according to mine integrity.

xxv. 11. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me.

xli. 12. Thou upholdest me in mine integrity.

Prov. xix. 1. Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool. Ch. xxviii. 6.

xx. 7. The just man walketh in his integrity.

Job xxvii. 7. My heart shall not reproach me.

XXI. Particular instances of integrity. Gen. xx. 6. God said to Abimelech, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thine heart, for I with-held thee from sinning against me.

Job ii. 3. Job holdeth fast his integrity. Ver. 9. Ch. xxvii. 5.xxxi. 6. 1 Kings ix. 4.

Ps. xxvi. 1. David said, I walked in mine integrity. Ver. 11. Ps. lxxviii. 72.


XXII. Sincerity. Josh. xxiv. 14. Fear and serve the Lord in sincerity.

1 Cor. v. 8. Keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity. Phil. i. 9. I pray that ye may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ.

Eph. vi. 24. Grace be with them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

2 Cor. ii. 17. As of sincerity in the sight of God speak we.

i. 12. In simplicity and godly sincerity we have had our conversation.

Tit. . 7. In doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity. 1 Pet. ii. 2. Desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.


XXIII. Perfection a commanded duty. Gen. xvii. 1. The Lord said unto Abraham, I am the Almighty God, walk before me and be thou perfect.

Deut. xviii. 13. Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God. Matt. v. 48. Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Rom. xii. 2. Be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


2 Cor. vii. 1. Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

xiii. 11. Be perfect, be of one mind.

Col. iii. 14. Put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Heb. vi. 1. Let us go on unto perfection.

XXIV. Directions for attaining perfection. Matt. xix. 21. If thou wilt be perfect keep the commandments. 1 John ii. 5.-iv. 12. Luke vi. 40. Every one that is perfect shall be as his master. Phil. iii. 12. Not as though I were already perfect, or had already attained.

Ver. 14. I press forward toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Ver. 15. Let us as many as be perfect, be thus minded.

Jam. i. 4. Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

iii. 2. If any offend not in word, the same is a perfect man.

XXV. Means of perfection are, God and Christ. 2 Sam. xxii. 33. God maketh my way perfect. Ps. xviii. 32.

Ps. cxxxviii. 8. The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. Ezek. xvi. 4. Thy beauty was perfect through my comeliness which I put upon thee. 1 Cor. iv. 7. Who maketh thee to differ?

John xvii. 23. I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one.

2 Cor. xii. 9. My grace is sufficient for thee, my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Col. ii. 10. Ye are complete in him, viz. Christ.

iv. 12. Praying fervently for you, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Heb. x. 14. By one offering Christ hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

xiii. 21. God make you perfect, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight.

1 Pet. v. 10. The God of all grace make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. See Heb. xi. 40.-xii. 23.

XXVI. The holy Scriptures a mean of perfection. 2 Tim. iii. 16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righteousness.

Ver. 17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

Ps. cxix. 11. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. See Gal. iii. 3. See the Spirit's influence upon all Christians.

XXVII. The ministry. Eph. iv. 11. He gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

Ver. 12. For the perfecting of the saints.

Ver. 13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

Col. i. 28. We preach Christ, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Thess. iii. 9. We joy before God for your sakes.

1 Thess. iii. 10. Praying that we might perfect what is lacking in your faith.

XXVIII. Promises to the perfect. Job viii. 20. God will not cast away a perfect man.

Ps. xxxvii. 37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the latter end of that man is peace.

Prov. ii. 21. The upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect

shall remain in it.

XXIX. Instances of persons called perfect. Noah. Gen. vi. 9. Job. Job i. 1, 8.-ii. 3. David. Ps. ci. 2, 6. Persons called righteous. Noah. Gen. vii. 1. David. 1 Kings iii. 6. Job. Job xxix. 14. Zacharias and Elizabeth. Luke i. 6. Abel. Heb. xi. 4.


XXX. Hypocrisy forbidden. Luke xii. 1. Jesus said, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

James iii. 17. The wisdom from above is without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

XXXI. Marks of hypocrites. 2 Kings x. 16. They say, come and see my zeal for the Lord.

Job xii. 2. No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die

with you.

xv. 8. They restrain wisdom to themselves. Jer. viii. 8.

Ps. xii. 2. They speak with a double heart. Jer. xii. 2.

Prov. xx. 6. They proclaim their own goodness.

xxx. 12. They are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.

Isa. lxv. 5. They say, stand by thyself, come not near to me, for I am holier than thou. Luke xviii. 9. They trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others.

Ixvi. 5. They hate their brethren, and cast them out, and say, let the Lord be glorified. Matt. vii. 4. They say let me pull the mote out of thine eye, &c.

Matt. vi. 5. They pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Luke xviii. 11. In prayer they say, God, I thank thee, I am not as other men are, extortioners, &c.

xxiii. 14. They devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers.

vi. 16. When they fast they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Luke xviii. 12. I fast twice in the week, said the Pharisee.

Ver. 2. When they give alms they sound a trumpet, that they may have glory of men.

Luke xvi. 18. They justify themselves before men.

John v. 44. They receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only.

Matt. xxiii. 25. They make clean the outside of the cup and platter, but within are full of extortion and excess.

Ver. 27. Like whited sepulchres outwardly beautiful, but within are full of rottenness.

Matt. xxiii. 18. Outwardly they appear righteous unto men, but within are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

xv. 8. They honour God with their lips, but their heart is far from


Ver. 9. In vain they worship God, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

xxiii. 13. They shut up the kingdom of heaven against men, they neither go in themselves, nor suffer others to go in.

Ver. 15. They compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and make him two-fold more the child of hell than themselves.

Ver. 23. They pay tythe of mint, anise and cummin, all manner of herbs, Luke xi 42. and omit the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith. Luke xviii. 12.

Ver. 24. They strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.

XXXII. Threats. Job viii. 13. The hypocrite's hope shall perish. xiii. 16. An hypocrite shall not come before God. Ps. v. 5. xv. 34. The congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate.

xvii. 8. The innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. xx. 5. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment.

xxvii. 8. What is the hope of the hypocrite, when God taketh away his soul?

xxxvi. 13. The hypocrites heap up wrath, they cry not when God bindeth them.

Isa. ix. 17. The Lord shall have no pleasure in their young men, neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless and widows, for every one is an hypocrite and an evil doer.

x. 6. An hypocritical nation, the people of God's wrath.

xxxiii. 14. Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites: who among us shall dwell with devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings.

Matt. xxiii. 33. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell.

Matt. xxiv. 51. The Lord of the evil servant shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

XXXIII. Hypocrites hurtful to men. Job xxxiv. 30. That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.

Prov. xi. 9. The hypocrite with his mouth devoureth his neighbour. See Isa. xxxii. 6. Mark xii. 14, 15. Prov. xxvii. 14.


XXXIV. The heart of the righteous toward God. Whole heart signifying sincerity in duties.

Deut. xi. 13. Love the Lord your God, and serve him with all your heart, and with all your soul. Ch. xiii. 3.-xxx. 6. Matt. xxii. 37. Jos. xxii. 5. 1 Sam. xii. 20, 24.

xxvi. 16. Thou shalt keep and do these statutes and judgments, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 1 Kings ii. 4.viii. 23.

xxx. 2. When thou shalt return to the Lord thy God, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.

Deut xxxii. 3. Then the Lord will turn thy captivity, &c.

2 Kings xxxiii. 3. Josiah the king made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all their heart, and with all their soul. 2 Chron. xxxiv. 31.—xv. 12.

Ps. ix. 1. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart. lxxxvi. 12. I will praise thee, O Lord, with all my heart.

cxix. 2. Blessed are they that keep the Lord's testimonies, and seek him with the whole heart. Ver. 10.

Ver. 34. Give me understanding and I shall keep thy law, yea I shall observe it with my whole heart. Ver. 69.

Ver. 58. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart. Ver. 145. Prov. iii. 5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding.

Jer. xxiv. 7. They shall return to me with their whole heart. xxix. 13. Ye shall seek me, and find me (saith the Lord) when ye search for me with all your heart. 2 Chron. xv. 12.—xxii. 9. Acts viii. 37. If thou believest with all thine heart, &c.

Col. iii. 23. Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord. XXXV. Pure heart. Ps. xxiv. 3. Who shall ascend into the hill of God? and who shall stand in his holy place?

Ver. 4. He that hath clean hands and a pure heart.

Matt. v. 8. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. See 1 Tim. i. 5. 2 Tim. ii. 22. 1 Pet. i. 22.

XXXVI. Perfect heart. 1 Kings viii. 61. Let your hearts be perfect with the Lord your God, to walk in his statutes, and keep his commandments. 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. Serve God with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.

1 Chron. xxix. 9. With a perfect heart the people offered willingly. 2 Chron. xvi. 9. The eyes of the Lord run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is perfect with him.

Ps. ci. 2. I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

Luke viii. 15. But that on the good ground, are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

See instances, Asa. 1 Chon. xv. 14. 2 Chron. xv. 17. Hezekiah." 2 Kings xx. 3. Isa. xxxviii. 3. Want of a perfect heart in Solomon. 1 Kings xi. 4-xv. 3. And in Amaziah. 2 Chron. xxv. 2..

XXXVII. Upright heart. Ps. vii. 10. God saveth the upright in heart.

xxxii. 11. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart. Ps. Ixiv. 10.

xxxvi. 10. O continue thy loving kindness to them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.

xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

cxix. 7. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. See Job xxxiii. 3.

XXXVIII. Single heart. Acts ii. 46. Eph. vi. 5. Col. iii. 22. XXXIX, Clean heart. Ps. li. 10. Create in me a clean heart O God. ·

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