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Jer. xv. 19. Take forth the precious from the vile.

Rom. i. 26. They did not like to retain God in their knowledge, wherefore God gave them over to vile affections.

Ver. 27. He gave them over to a reprobate mind.

CXI. Confession of vileness. Job xl. 4. Behold I am vile, what shall I answer thee, I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Gen. xxxii. 10. Ezra ix. 6.


CXII. Abominableness of sin. Job xv. 16. How abominable and filthy is man, that drinketh iniquity like water?

Ps. xiv. 1. They have done abominable works, none doth good. Ps. liii. 1.

Jer. xliv. 4. I sent unto you my servants, the prophets, saying, do not this abominable thing that I hate. Ezek. xxiii. 36.

Ver. 7. Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your own souls.

Ezek. xviii. 24. When the righteous doth according to the abominations that the wicked man doth, he shall die.

xxxiii. 29. They shall know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land desolate for all their abominations.

Rev. xxi. 8. The fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, &c. shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone. Ver. 27. There shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven, any thing that defileth or worketh an abomination.

These things are abomination in the sight of God, viz. the sacrifice, the way, the thoughts of the wicked. Prov. xv. 8, 9, 26. He that justifieth the wicked. Prov. xvii. 15. The froward. Prov. iii. 32. xi. 20. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law. Ch. xxviii. 9. Those that deny God in works. Tit. i. 16.


CXIII. Promises to the just, an prayers for them. Ps. vii. 9. O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just.. Prov. iii. 33. The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked, but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

iv. 18. The path of the just, is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

x. 6. Blessings are upon the head of the just, but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Ver. 7. The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot.

xi. 9. Through knowledge shall the just be delivered.

xii. 13. The just shall come out of trouble.

Ver. 21. There shall no evil happen to the just.

xiii. 22. The wealth of the sinner, is laid up for the just. Job xxvi. 16, 17.

Prov. xvii. 15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are an abomination to the Lord. Ver. 26. To punish the just is not good.

xxiv. 16. A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again, but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Isa. xxvi. 7. Thou dost weigh the path of the just.

Ezek. xviii. 5, 9. If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live.

Hab. ii. 4. The just shall live by faith. Rom. i. 17. Gal. iii. 11. Heb. x. 38.

Luke i. 17. He shall turn the disobedient to the wisdom of the just.

xiv. 13. When thou makest a feast, call the poor, &c.

Ver. 14. Thou shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Heb. xii. 23. The spirits of just men made perfect.

2 Pet. ii. 3. God delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked.


CXIV. Threatenings against the unjust. Prov. xi. 7. When a wicked man dieth his expectation shall perish, and the hope of the unjust man perisheth.

xxix. 27. An unjust man is an abomination to the just.

2 Pet. ii. 9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.

Ver. 10. But chiefly them that walk after the lusts of the flesh. CXV. The unjust hurtful in the earth. Ps. xliii. 1. O God deliver me from the unjust man.

Isa. xxvi. 10. In the land of unrighteousness will he deal unjustly. Zeph. iii. 7. The unjust knoweth no shame.

Luke 16. 10. He that is unjust in that which is least, is unjust also in much.

1 Cor. vi. 1. Dare any of you go to law before the unjust. N. B. Just and unjust, in the above mentioned passages, are taken from a more universal character, than merely acts of civil justice between man and man.


CXVI. The general character of a good man's walk or life.
Gen. v. 22. He walketh with God. Ch vi. 9.

xvii. 1. Walketh before God. Ch. xxiv. 40.-xlviii. 15. 1 Sam. ii. 35.

1 Kings iii. 6. viii. 25.—ix. 4. Ps. lvi. 13.-cxvi. 9. Isa. zxxviii. 3. Matt vi. 10. He doth the will of God. Heb. x. 36.

Ps. xl. 8. He delighteth to do God's will.

Eph. vi. 6. He doth God's will from the heart.

Col. iv. 12. He stands complete and perfect in the will of God. 1 Pet. iv. 2. He lives to the will of God.

Exod. xvi. 4. He walketh in God's law.

Ezek. xi. 20. In God's commandments, statutes and judgments. Ps. lxxxix. 30. Ezek. xviii. 9.-xx. 19.-xxxvii. 24. Zech. x. 12. Luke i. 6. Gal. vi. 16.

Ps. cxxviii. 1. In God's ways. Ps. cxix. 3.-cxliii. 8. Isa. ii. 3. Jer. vi. 16. Hos. xiv. 9.

xxvi. 3. In God's truth. Ps. lxxxvi. 11. Isa. ii. 5.-xxxviii. 3. 2 John ver. 4, 6. 3 John Ver. 3. 4.

Col. i. 10. Worthy of God, to please him. 1 Thess. iv. 1.

Col. ii. 6. Walk in Christ. John ii. 6. Walk as Christ walked.
Gal. v. 16. Walk after the Spirit. Rom. viii. 12. Led by the Spirit.
Eph. v. 8. In the light. John viii. 12.-xii. 35. 1 John i. 7.
iv. 1. Worthy of his vocation. 1 Cor. vii. 17.

Rom. vi. 14. Walketh in newness of life. Gal. vi. 16.
Prov. xxviii. 26. Walketh wisely. Eph. v. 15. Col. iv. 5.
Rom. xiii. 13. Honestly, or honourably. 1 Thess. iv. 12.

To which may be added the several dispositions of heart, and duties of life toward God and mat, mentioned in this work, to which promises are made.

CXVII. Promises to the good. 2 Chron. xix. 11. The Lord shall be with the good man.

Ps. i. 3. Whatsoever he doth shall prosper.

xxxvii. 23. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord. cxii. 5. A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth, he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Ver. 6. He shall not be moved for ever.

Prov. ii. 20. Walk in the way of good men and keep the paths of the righteous.

Ver. 21. For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

xii. 2. A good man obtaineth favour of the Lord, but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.

xiii. 22. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children, and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

xiv. 14. The backslider in heart, shall be filled with his own ways, but a good man shall be satisfied from himself.

Ver. 19. The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he giveth travel, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. Matt. xxv. 21. Christ will say, well done, good and faithful servant enter into the joy of thy Lord.

Rom. v. 7. For a good man some would even dare to die.


CXVIII. Evil men. Ps. x. 15. O Lord, break thou the arm of the evil man.

cxl. 1. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man.
Prov. ii. 10. When wisdom entereth into thine heart,'
Ver. It. Discretion shall preserve thee,

Ver. 12. To deliver thee from the way of the evil man


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Ps. iv. 14. Enter not in the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.

Ver. 15. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn away from it, and pass away. xvii. 11. An evil man seeketh only rebellion.

xxiv. 1. Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. Ver. 19, 20.

xxviii. 5. Evil men understand not judgment.

xxix. 6. In the transgression of an evil man is a snare.

Matt. xii. 35. An evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth evil things.

2 Tim. iii. 9. Evil men shall wax worse and worse.


CXIX. Perverseness charged upon sinners. Deut. xxxii. 5. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of God's children, they are a perverse and crooked generation.

1 Kings viii. 47. We have sinned and done perversely, we have committed wickedness.

Job ix. 20. If I say I am perfect, my mouth shall prove me per


xxxiii. 27. I have sinned and perverted that which was right, and it profited me nothing.

Jer. iii. 21. They have perverted their way, and have forgotten the Lord their God.

xxiii. 36. They have perverted the words of the living God. Ezek. ix. 9. The city is full of perverseness, for they say, the Lord hath forsaken the earth, and the Lord seeth not.

Matt. xvii. 17. Jesus said, O faithless and perverse generation. CXX, Threats. Numb. xxii. 32. The angel said to Balaam, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse.

Prov. x. 9. He that is perverse in his ways shall be known. xi. 3. The perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. xii. 8. He that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

xxviii, 6. Better is he that walketh in his uprightness, than he that

is perverse in his ways though he be rich.

Ver. 18. He that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.
Mic. iii. 9. Hear, ye that pervert all iniquity.

Ver. 12. Zion for your sakes shall be plowed as a field.

Perverse lips. Prov. iv. 24.-viii. 8.-xv. 4.—xix. 1.—xvii. 20. Isa, lix. 3.


CXXI. Threats against the froward. Deut. xxxii. 20. I will hide my face from them, they are a very froward generation, children in whom is po faith.

Job v. 13. The counsel of the froward is carried headlong. Ps. xviii. 26. With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure, and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 2 Sam. xxii. 27. Prov. iii. 32. The froward is an abomination to the Lord, Ch. xi. 29.

xvii. 20. He that hath a froward heart findeth no good,

Prov. xxi. 8. The way of the froward is strange, but as for the pure his work is right.

xxii. 5. Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward, but he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Isa. lvii. 7. I smote him, he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

CXXII. The righteous not froward. Ps. ci. 4. A froward heart shall depart from me.

Prov. viii. 8. All the words of wisdom's mouth are righteousness, there is nothing froward or perverse in them. See froward tongue, froward mouth.

Prov. vi. 12. A wicked man walketh with a froward mouth.

x. 31. The froward tongue shall be cut out.

Ver. 32. The mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness. Ver. 30. xvi. 28. A froward man soweth strife. See Ch. xvii. 20.


CXXIII. Stubbornness, the stiff necked in their own ways, and ways of their own sight and eyes. Exod. xxxii. 9. The Lord said, it is a stiff-necked people.

Ver. 10. Let me alone that my wrath may wax hot against them, that I may consume them.

xxxiii. 3, 5. The Lord said, I will not go up in the midst of thee, lest I consume thee, for thou art a stiff-necked people. Deut. ix. 6, 13. Deut. xxix. 19. If any say, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart to add drunkenness to thirst.

Ver. 20. The Lord will not spare him, but the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the Lord shall blot out his name from under heaven.

1 Sam. xv. 23. Stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.

Jer. vii. 24. They turned not, nor inclined their ear, but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil hearts, and went backward and not forward. Ver. 25, 26.

Ver. 29. The Lord hath rejected and forsaken the generation of his wrath.

xxxi. 18. Ephraim said, thou hast chastised me as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke.

Acts vii. 51. Ye stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost. Deut. x. 16. 2 Chron. xxx. 8. The same thing is implied in those expressions of walking after the counsel or the imagination of an evil heart, as in the following scriptures. ·

Eccl. xi. 9. O young man, walk in the ways of thine heart and in the sight of thine eyes, but know, that for all these things God will bring thee to judgment,

Jer. iii. 17. Neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart. Ch. ix. 14. xi. 8.-xiii. 10.-xvi. 12.-xvii. 23.—xxiii. 17.


CXXIII. The wicked are revolters. Isa. i. 5. Why will ye be stricken any more, ye will revolt more and more.

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