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Job. i. 21. Job said, the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Prov. x. 22. The blessing of the Lord it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

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. Chap. iii. 13. See Gen. xxiv. 35.

CCXIV. Riches promised to the righteous. Ps. cxii. 2. The generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Ver. 3. Wealth and riches shall be in his house.

Prov. iii. 16. Length of days is in wisdom's right hand, and in her left hand, riches and honour. Chap. viii. 18, 19.—xxii. 4.—xxiv. 3,4. xv. 6. In the house of the righteous is much treasure, but in the revenues of the wicked is much trouble.

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

CCXV. Instances of good men that were rich. Abram, Gen. xiii. 2. Lot, Gen. xiii. 5. Isaac, Gen. xxvi. 12, 13, 14. Jacob, Gen. xxx. 43.-xxxvi. 7. David, 1 Chron. xxix. 28. Solomon, 1 Kings iii. 13. -x. 23. Eccl. ii. 4 to 10. Job, Chap. i. 3. Jehoshaphat, 2 Chron. xvii. 5. Hezekiah, 2 Chron. xxxii. 17 to 31.

CCXVI. Instances of riches not regarded by good men. Gen. xiv. 21. The king of Sodom said to Abram, give me the persons, and take the goods to thyself.

Ver. 23. Abram said, I will not take any thing that is thine.

xxviii. 20. Jacob said, if God will be with me and keep me in the way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father's house in peace, then shall the Lord be my God.

1 King iii. 11. Solomon asked wisdom, and not riches.

Prov. xxx. 8. Agar prayed, give me neither poverty nor riches, feed me with food convenient for me.

Ver. 9. Lest I be rich and deny thee, and say who is the Lord, or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain. Gal. vi. 14. Paul said, the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

CCXVII. Those things that are necessary for the support of man's life, promised to the righteous. Food promised. Gen. i. 29. God said, behold I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed, to you it shall be for meat.

ix. 3. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you, even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Exod. xxiii. 25. Serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water.

Deut. vii. 12. If ye hearken to these judgments and keep and do thein, Ver. 13. The Lord thy God will bless the fruit of thy land, thy corn and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Ver. 14. Iea. xxx. 23.

Deut. viii. 7. The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a

land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of the vallies and hills.

Deut. viii. 8. A land of wheat and barley, and vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil and honey.

Ver. 9. A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it, a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

Ver. 10. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord, for the good land which he hath given thee.

Deut. xi. 13. If you shall hearken diligently unto my commandments, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

Ver. 14. I will give you the rain of your land in due season, the first rain and the latter rain that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

Ver. 15. I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

Deut. xxviii. 2. If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.

Ver. 3. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou De in the field.

Ver. 4. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, and the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

Ver. 5. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Ver. 8. The Lord will command his blessing upon thee in thy store houses.

Ver. 12. The Lord shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand, and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. Chap. xxx. 9.-xxxiii. 28. Isa. xxx. 23. Ruth i. 6. The Lord hath visited his people in giving them bread. Ps. xxiii. 1. The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. Ver. 5. Thou preparest a table for me, my cup runneth over. xxxiv. 9. There is no want to them that fear God.

Ver. 10. The young lions do lack and suffer hunger, but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

xxxvii. 3. Trust in the Lord and do good, so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed.

Ver. 16. A little that a righteous man hath, is better than the riches of many wicked. Prov. xvi. 8.

Ver. 25. I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

cvii. 38. He blesseth them, so that they are multiplied greatly, and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

cxi. 5. He hath given meat unto them that fear him, he will ever be mindful of his covenant.

cxxviii. 1. Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord, and that walketh in his ways.

Ver. 2. Thou shalt eat the labour of thy hands, happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

Ps. cxxxii. 15. I will abundantly bless her provision, and will satisfy her poor with bread.

Prov. iii. 9. Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.

Ver. 10. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

x. 3. The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish. Prov. xiii. 25. The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul, but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Isa. xxxiii. 15. He that walketh righteously, bread shall be given him, and his waters shall be sure. Ver. 16.

lxv. 13. Behold my servants shall eat but ye shall be hungry, behold my servants shall drink but ye shall be thirsty.

Ver. 21. They shall build houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards, and eat the fruit of them.

Ver. 22. They shall not build and another inhabit, they shall not plant, and another eat, for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Ver. 23. They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth trouble, for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them.

Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will save you from your uncleannesses, I will call for the corn and will increase it.

Ver. 30. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field.

Joel ii. 19. I will send you corn and wine. Hos. ii. 22.

Ver 26. Ye shall eat in plenty and be satisfied. See Zech. ix. 17. See Isaac's blessing to his sons, consisting chiefly, Zech. viii. 12. Of the fruits of the earth. Gen. xxvii. 28. xxxvii. 39. See Acts xiv. 17. See promises to obedience.


CCXVIII. Deliverance from famine. Job v. 20. In famine he shall redeem thee from death.

Ver. 22. At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh.

Ps. xxxiii. 18. Behold the eye of the Lord is on them that fear him, on them that hope in his mercy.

Ver. 19. To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

xxxvii. 19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

cvii. 9. He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

Ver. 7.

Ps. cxlvi. 7. Which giveth food to the hungry. Isa. xli. 17. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will call for the corn and will increase it, and will lay no famine upon you.

Ver. 30. Ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.

Hab. iii. 17. Though the fig-tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines, the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields

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shall yield no meat, the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

Hab. jii. 18. Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

Matt. iv. 4. Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.


CCXIX. Not earthly, but spiritual riches, or the interests of the soul, the chief object of a wise man's desires and pursuits. Ps, xxxvii. 16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the treasures of many wicked.

Prov. xv. 6. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures and trouble therewith.

xxiii. 4. Labour not to be rich.

Jer. xlv. 5. Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not. Matt. vi. 8. Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of. Ver. 9. After this manner pray ye.

Ver. 11. Give us this day our daily bread.

Ver. 19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, &c.
Ver. 20. But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven.

Ver. 24. Ye cannot serve God and maminon.

Ver. 25. Therefore take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body what ye shall put on : Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment ?

Matt. vi. 26. Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them; are ye not much better than they?

Ver. 27. Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature.

Ver. 31. Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

Ver. 33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

Ver. 34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself; sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Luke xii. 21 to 35.

Luke x. 41. Jesus said, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful, and Mary hath chosen that better part that shall not be taken away from her. xxi. 34. Take heed lest your hearts be overcharged with the cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

John vi. 27. Labour not for the meat that perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you.

1 Cor. iii. 22. All things are yours, 2 Cor. viii. 9. Our Lord Jesus Christ though he was rich, for your sakes became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.

Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for nothing, but in every thing by prayer and supplication,let you requests be made known to God. 1 Cor. vii.31,32. Col. iii. 1. Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God,

Col. iii. 2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Jam. i. 10. Let the rich rejoice that he is made low.

ii. 5. Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath promised to them that love him.

1 Pet. v. 6. Casting all your care upon God, for he careth for you. Ps. lv. 22.

1 John ii. 15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world, if any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

1 John v. 4. Whosoever is born of God overcometh the world. See 2 Cor. ix. 8, 10.

CCXX. Raiment promised. Matt. vi. 25. Is not the body more than raiment ?

Ver. 28. Why take ye thought for raiment? consider the lilies of the field, they toil not, neither do they spin.

Ver. 29. And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these.

Ver. 30. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith ?-Clothes miraculously supplied to Adam and Eve. Gen. iii. 21. To the Jews in the wilderness. Deut. viii. 4. Neh. x. 21. A gourd for Jonas. Jonah iv. 6.

CCXXI. Supports of life miraculously supplied to the Jews. Exod. xvi. 13, 14, 15. Quails and manna.

Deut. viii. 3.The Lord thy God fed thee with manna,that he might make thee know, that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord, doth man live. Neh. ix. 21. Matt. iv. 4.

1 Kings xvii. 6. The ravens brought to Elijah, bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening.

Ver. 14. Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, the barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the Lord sendeth rain upon the earth.

Ver. 16. The barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord.

Mark vi. 43. Christ feeds five thousand with five loaves.

viii. 8. Christ feeds four thousand with seven loaves.

John ii. 8. Christ turns water into wine. See contentment, submission, and resignation.

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1. REPENTANCE, the first doctrine preached at the publishing of the Gospel. Matt. iii. 1. John the Baptist came preaching and saying, repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Acts xiii. 24.xix. 4.

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