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1 Tim. vi. 11. O man of God, follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Tim. ii. 24. The servant of the Lord must be gentle to all men, apt to teach, patient.

iii. 10, 11. Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions.

Tit. i. 1, 2. Speak thou the things that become sound doctrine, that the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in charity, in patience.

2 Pet. i 5. Add to your faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness, brotherly-kindness, and charity.


XXVII. Contentment, Luke iii. 14. John Baptist said to the soldiers, be content with your wages.

Phil. iv. 11. Paul said, I have learned in whatsoever state I am therewith to be content.

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

Ver. 8. Having food and raiment, let us therewith be content. Heb. xiii. 5. Let your conversation be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee nor sorsake thee.


XXVIII. Discontent, Murmuring. Lam. iii. 39. Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins?

1 Cor. x. 10. Neither murmur ye as some of the Jews murmured and were destroyed. See the murmurings of the Jews and their punishments. Exod. xv. 24. For drink, xvi. 2 to 12. For bread. Numb. xiv. 2, 27, 29, 36. When they heard an evil report of the promised land. Ch. xvi. 11, 41. Corah and his company about the priesthood.

Phil. ii. 14. Do all things without murmurings and disputings. Jude ver. 16. Murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts.


XXIX.Grudging. Lev. xix. 18. Thou shalt not avenge nor hear any grudge against the children of thy people.

2 Cor. ix. 7. Give to the poor not grudgingly.

James v. 9. Grudge not one against another, lest ye be condemned. 1 Pet. iv. 9. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.


XXX. The exercise of meekness required. Gal. vi. 1. If a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness.

Eph. iv. 1. Walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called.

Eph. iv. 2. With all lowliness, and meekness, and long-suffering. 1 Tim. vi. 11. Follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Tim. ii. 25. In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves. Tit. iii. 2. Shewing all meekness to all men.

James iii. 13. Who is a wise man and endowed with wisdom amongst you, let him shew out of a good conversation his works, with meekness of wisdom.

1 Pet. iii. 15. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.

XXXI. How produced. Gal. v. 23. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance.

XXXII. Examples of meekness. Numb. xii. 3. Moses was very meek.

Matt. xxi. 5. Behold thy King (Jesus) cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass. Isa. lxii. 11. Zech. ix. 9.

2 Cor. x. 1. I beseech you by the meekness and gentleness of Christ, &c.

Col. iii. 12. Put on (as the elect of God) bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.

XXXIII, Promises to the meek. Ps. xxii. 26. The meek shall eat and shall be satisfied.

xxv. 9. The meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will he teach his way.

xxxvii. 11. The meek shall inherit the earth, and shall delight them. selves in abundance of peace.

xlv. 4. In thy majesty ride prosperously, because of truth, and meekness, and righteousness.

lxxvi. 9. God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. cxlvii. 6. The Lord lifteth up the meek, and casteth the wicked down to the ground.

cxlix. 7. The Lord will beautify the meek with salvation.

Isa. xi. 4. With righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity, for the meek of the earth.

xxix. 19. The meek shall increase their joy in the Lord.

Ixi. 1. The Lord hath appointed me to preach glad tidings to the ineek.

Zeph. ii. 3. Seek the Lord all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgments, seek righteousness, seek meekness, it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.

Matt. v. 5. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 1 Pet. iii. 4. The ornament of a meek and quiet Spirit is in the sight of God of great price.


XXXIV. Humility toward God. Deut. viii. 2. The Lord thy God led thee forty years in the wilderness to humble thee.

Ver. 3. He humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed the with manna.

Mic. vi. 8. What doth the Lord thy God require of thee? but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

James iv. 10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you. 1 Pet. v. 6.

XXXV. Humility toward men. Prov. vi. 3. Humble thyself, make sure thy friend.

xxv. 6. Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men.

Ver. 7. For better it is that it be said unto thee, come up hither, than that thou shouldst be put lower. Luke xiv. 8, 10.

Jer. xlv. 5. Seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not. Matt. xx. 26. Whosoever shall be great among you, let him be your minister.

Ver. 27. Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your


Ver. 28. Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.

Rom. xii. 3. I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Ver. 16. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low es


Eph. v. 21. Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 1 Pet. v. 5. All of you be subject one to another, and be ye clothed with humility.

Phil. ii. 3. In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

XXXVI. Promises to the humble, Job xxii. 29. God shall save the humble person.

Ps. ix. 12. God forgetteth not the cry of the humble.

x. 17. O Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble, thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.

cxxxviii. 9. Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect to the lowly.

Prov. xv. 33. Before honour is humility. Ch. xviii. 12.

xvi. 19. Better is it to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

xxii. 4. By humility and the fear of the Lord, are riches, and honour, and life.

xxix. 23. Honour shall uphold the humble person.

Isa. lvii. 15. The Lord saith, I dwell with him that is of an humble and contrite spirit. Ch. Ixvi. 2.

Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

xviii. 4. Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

xxiii. 12. Whosoever humbleth himself shall be exalted. Luke xiv. 11.

James iv. 6. God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Prov. iii. 34.

XXXVII. To humbled sinners. Promises to them. Lev. xxvi. 41. If their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they accept of the punishment of their iniquities,

Ver. 42. Then will I remember my covenant. 2 Chron. vii. 14.

2 Kings xxii. 19. Josiah, because thine heart was tender and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, and hast rent thy cloaths and wept before me, I also have heard thee, saith the Lord.

Ver. 20. Behold therefore I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace, and thine eyes shallnot see all the evil which I will bring upon this place.

2 Chron. xxxii. 25. Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him, for his heart was lifted up, therefore there was wrath upon him.

Ver. 26. Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, so the wrath of the Lord came not upon him. See Ahab. 1 Kings xxi. 29. Rehoboam. 2 Chron. xii. 6, 7, 12. Manasseh. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 12, 19. Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. iv. 30 to 37.

XXXVIII. Examples of humility. Jesus Christ. Matt. xi. 29. Jesus said, take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

xx. 28. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

John xiii. 5. Jesus poured water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples feet.

Ver. 12. After he had washed their feet, he said unto them, know ve what I have done unto you?

Ver. 13. Ye call me master and Lord, and ye say well, for so I am. Ver. 14. If I then, your Lord and master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one anothers feet.

Ver. 15. For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

Phil. ii. 5. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. Ver. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God.

Ver. 7. Yet made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.

Ver. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, &c.

XXXIX. The elect. Col. iii. 12. Put on as the elect of God, holy and beloved bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. Eph. iv. 2.

XL. Humbled saints. Their expressions. Gen. xvili. 27. Abraham said, behold now I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord who am but dust and ashes.

xxxii. 9. Jacob said, O God,

Ver. 10. I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant.

xli. 16. Joseph said, it is not in me to give an answer, God shall give an answer of peace. Dan. ii. 30.

Exod. iii. 11. Moses said unto God, who am I? that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?

1 Chron. xxix. 14. David said, what am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. See 2 Sam. vii. 19. Thou hast spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, &c.

Job vii. 17. Job said, what is man that thou shouldest magnify him, and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him.

viii. 9. We are but of yesterday and know nothing. Ch. iv. 19. Crushed before the moth.

xl. 4. Behold I am vile, I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. xlii. 5, 6. Mine eye seeth thee-wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Ps. viii. 3. When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars which thou hast made, I say,

Ver. 4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that thou visitest him?

xxv. 13. I humbled my soul with fasting.

cxv. 1. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and for thy truths sake.

cxliv. 3. Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him, or the Son of man that thou makest account of him?

Ver. 4. Man is like unto vanity.

Matt. viii. 8. The centurion said to Jesus, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof.

Lake v. 8. Simon Peter said to Jesus, depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

xviii. 13. The publican standing afar off, would not so much as liftup his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Ver. 14, This man went down to his house justified rather than

the other.

Acts xiii. 13. The apostles said, why look ye upon us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk,

Ver. 15. The name of Jesus, through faith in his name hath made this man strong.

xx. 18. Serving the Lord with all humility of mind. Ver. 19. Rom. vii. 18. I know that in me (that is in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing.

1 Cor. xv, 9. I am less than the least of all the apostles, and am not worthy to be called an apostle. Eph. iii. 3. To me who am less than the least of all saints in this grace given.

2 Cor. iii. 5. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think any thing as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of God.

xii. 10. When I am weak, then am I strong.

Gaļ. ii. 20. I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.

Phil. iii. 12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect.

Ver. 13. I count not myself to have apprehended.

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

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