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2 Cor. xiii. 5. Examine yourselves, prove your own selves. Gal. vi. 4. Let every man prove his own work.

XIII. Considerations needful to repentance. Deut. iv. 39. Consider in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath.

1Sam. xii.24.Consider how great things the Lord hath done for thee. Job. xxiii. 15. When I consider him, I am afraid.

Ps. cxix. 95. I will consider thy testimonies.

Eccl. vii. 14. In the day of adversity consider.

Isa. xli. 20. Consider, that the hand of the Lord hath done this. Ezek. xii. 3. It may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house. Chap. xviii. 14.

Hag. i. 5. Thus saith the Lord, consider your ways.

2 Tim. ii. 7. Consider, and the Lord give thee understanding in all things. For considering God's works. See Job xxxvii. 14. Ps. viii. 3.-lxiv. 9. Eccl. vii. 13. Isa. lii. 15. Jer. xxx. 24.

XIV. The inconsideration of the wicked. Deut. xxxii. 29. O that they would consider their latter end.

Ps. 1. 22. Consider, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Eccl. v. 1. They consider not that they do evil.

Isa. i. 3. Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Chap. Ps. lxxxii. 5.-xciv. 8.

v. 12.

xliv. 19. None considereth in his heart. Chap. xlvii. 7.

Ver. 20. A deceived heart hath turned him aside, he canoot deliver his soul, nor say, is there not a lie in my right hand.

Jer. ii. 10. Consider, hath a nation changed their Gods, but my people have changed their glory.

x. 8. They are altogether brutish. Ver. 14. Chap. li. 17, 21. Hos. vii. 2. They consider not in their hearts that I remember all their wickedness.

Matt. vii. 3. Thou considerest not the beam that is in thine eye. ix. 45. Ye know not what manner of spirits ye are of.

Luke xix. 42. If thou hadst known the things that belong to thy peace, but now they are hid from thine eyes.

Rev. iii. 17. Thou sayest I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not, that thou art wretched and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

XV. The case of those who withstand the appointed means of repen tance. Matt. xiii. 13. Jesus said, I speak to them in parables, because they seeing, see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

Ver. 14. And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaias, which saith, by hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand, and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. Isa. vi. 9.

Ver. 15. For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted and I should heal them. Mark iv. 12. Luke viii. 10. John xii. 40. Acts xxviii. 26. Rom. xi. 8.


Luke xvi. 30. Dives said, if one went from the dead unto my bre

thren they will repent.

Ver. 31. Abraham said, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.

xix. 41. Jesus wept over Jerusalem, saying,

Ver. 42. If thou hadst known in this thy day the things which belong unto thy peace, but now they are hid from thine eyes.

Rom. ii. 5. After thy hardness and impenitent heart, thou treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath.

Heb. vi. 4. It is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost.

Ver. 5. And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.

Ver. 6. If they fall away, to renew them again to repentance, seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to open shame.

xii. 17. Esau found no place for repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears. Matt. xxvii. 7.

Gen. vi. 3. God saith, my Spirit shall not always strive with man. Ps. xcv. 8. Harden not your hearts. Heb. iii. 8. 15.-iv. 7.

XVI. Sorrow for sin. Ps. xiii. 3. How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily?

xxxviii. 17. I am ready to halt, my sorrow is continually before me. Ver. 18. I will declare mine iniquity, I will be sorry for my sin. Ixix. 29. I am poor and sorrowful, let thy salvation, O God, set me on high. Ps. cxvi. 3, 4.

Eccl. vii. 3. Sorrow is better than laughter. Prov. xiv. 13.

Jer. xxxi. 25. I have satiated every weary soul, I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

Zeph. iii. 18. I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly.

John xvi. 20. Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
Rom. ix. 2. I have continual sorrow in my heart.
2 Cor. vi. 10. As sorrowful yet always rejoicing.
vii. 9 to 12. Ye sorrowed to repentance.

XVII. Mourning for sin. Exod. xxxiii. 4. When the people heard God's threatenings against them they mourned.. Numb. xiv. 39. Ezra x. 6. Ezra mourned because of the transgressions of those that had been carried captive.

Neh. i. 4. Nehemiah wept and mourned, fasted and prayed, and said, &c.

Job v. 11. God doth great things, that those that mourn may be exalted. Ver. 8, 9.

Ps. xxxviii. 6. I go mourning all the day. Ps. xlii. 9.—xliii. 2. lv. 2. Attend unto me and hear me, I mourn in my complaint. Isa. xxxviii. 14. Like a crane or a swallow, so did I chatter, I did mourn as a dove. Isa. lix. 11.

Ivii. 18. I will restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.
Ixi. 2. The Lord hath sent me to comfort all that mourn.

Ver. 3. To give unto them that mourn in Zion, beauty for ashes,

the oil of joy for mourning, and the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness.

Jer. xxxi. 13. I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.

Ezek. vii. 16. They shall be on the mountains like doves of the vallies, mourning every one for his iniquities. Ver. 27.

ix. 4. Set a mark on the fore-heads of them that sigh and mourn for the abominations. Rev. vii, 3.

Dan. x. 2. I Daniel was mourning three full weeks, &c.

Joel i. 9. The priests, the Lord's ministers mourn.

ii. 12. Turn ye unto me, (saith the Lord) with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and mourning.

Ver. 13. Rent your hearts and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God.

Zech. xii. 10. They shall look on him whom they have pierced, and mourn.

Ver. 12. The land shall mourn every family apart.

Matt. v. 4. Blessed are they that mourn, they shall be comforted. XVIII. Reproofs and threats for not mourning for sin. Isa. xxii. 12. In that day did the Lord God of hosts call to weeping and mourning, and baldness, and to girding with sackcloth.

Ver. 13. But behold joy and gladness.

Zech. vii. 5. When ye fasted and mourned, did ye at all fast unto me, even unto me.

Luke vi. 25. Wo unto you that laugh, ye shall mourn.

1 Cor. v. 2. Ye are puffed up and have not rather mourned. James iv. 9. Be ye afflicted and mourn and weep, let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into heaviness.

XIX. Heaviness for sin. Ezra ix. 5. I arose from my heaviness. Ps. xxxviii. 4. Mine iniquities are as an heavy burden. cxix. 28. My soul melteth for heaviness.

Matt. xi. 28. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Isa. Ixi. 3.

XX. Grief for sin. 2 Chron. vi. 29. When every one shall know his own sore, and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands and pray, hear thou and forgive. 1 Kings viii. 38. When he shall know the plague of his own heart. Ver. 39. Hear thou and forgive.

Neh. xiii. 8. Their profaning the house of God, grieved me sore. Ps. cxix. 158. I beheld transgressors and was grieved. Mark iii. 5. Jesus was grieved for the hardness of their hearts. XXI. Not being grieved for sin. Jer, v. 7. Thou hast stricken them, they were not grieved. Isa. lvii. 10.

XXII. Weeping for sin. Judg. ii. 4. The Israelites being reproved by an angel for their sins, they lift up their voice and wept.

2 Kings xxii. 19. Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast rent thy clothes and wept before me, I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. 2 Chron. xxxiv. 26.

Ezra x. 1. Ezra confessed weeping.

Ps. vi. 8. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.

cii. 9. I have mingled my drink with weeping.

cxxvi. 6. He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing precious seed,

shall come again with rejoicing.

Jer. xiii. 17. My soul shall weep in secret for your pride.

xxxi. 9. They shall come with weeping and supplication.

1. 4. The children of Israel shall go together weeping, to seek the Lord their God.

Joel ii. 12. Turn ye unto me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning.

Ver. 17. Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, spare thy people, O Lord. Ver. 25. Luke vi. 21. Blessed are ye that weep.

vii. 38. A woman stood weeping, and began to wash Jesus' feet with tears.

xxiii. 28. Jesus said, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves. James xliv. 9.-v. 1.

XXIII. Tears for sin. 2 Kings xx. 5. I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee. Isa. xxxviii. 5.

Job xvi. 20. Mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

Ps. vi. 6. I water my couch with my tears.

xxxix. 12. Hold not thy peace at my tears.

xlii. 3. My tears have been my meat night and day. Ivi. 8. Put my tears in thy bottle.

cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

Jer. ix. 1. O that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears.

Ver. 18.

xiii. 17. Mine eye shall run down with tears.

Lam. ii. 11. Mine eyes do fail with tears.

Ver. 18. Let tears run down like a river day and night, give thyself no rest. Jer. xiv. 17.

Acts xx. 19. Serving the Lord with many tears.

Rev. vii. 15. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

XXIV. Heart affected for having sinned. 1 Sam. xxiv. 5. David's heart smote him.

1 Kings viii. 38. Know the plague of his own heart. 2 Chron. vi.

29. His own sore.

2 Kings xxii. 19. Because thine heart was tender.

Isa. xlvii. 7. Lay to heart. Dan. v. 22. Humble the heart. Joel ii. 13. Rent the heart. Acts ii. 37. They were pricked in their hearts. Chap. ix. 6.-xvi. 30. Ps. cix. 22. Heart wounded.

XXV. A broken contrite heart. Ps. xxxiv. 18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.

li. 17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.

cix. 16. See prayers against those who would slay the broken in


cxlvii. 3. The Lord healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Isa. lvii. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I dwell with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.

Ixi. 1. The Lord hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted. Luke iv. 18.

Isa. lxvi. 2. To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

XXVI. Shame the portion of sinners. Prov. iii. 35. Shame shall be the promotion of fools.

xiii. 5. A wicked man is lothsome and cometh to shame. xiv. 34. Sin is a reproach to any people.

Dan. xii. 2. Some (at the last day) shall awake to shame, &c. XXVII. Shame enjoined as a mark of true penitents. Jer. xxii. 22. Thou shalt be ashamed, yea, even confounded for all thy wickedness. Ezek. xliii. 10. Shew the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed for their iniquities. Ver. 11. Hos. iv. 19.

Rom. vi. 21. What fruit had ye in these things whereof ye are now ashamed. Jer. xxxi. 19.—iii. 25.

XXVIII. Avoiding sin is avoiding shame. Ps. cxix. 6. Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect unto all thy commandments. See Rev. iii. 18-xvi. 15. Compare, Gen. iii. 7. 8.

Job xi. 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.

Ver. 15. For then thou shalt lift up thy face without spot, &c. XXIX. Reproofs for not being ashamed of sin. Jer. vi. 15. When they had committed abominations they were not ashamed, neither could they blush. Chap. viii. 12.

Zeph. iii. 5. The unjust knoweth no shame.

Phil. iii. 19. The wicked glory in their shame.
Jude 13. Foaming out of their own shame.

XXX. Abhorring and loathing one's self for sin. Job xlii. 6. Job said, I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.

Ezek. vi. 9. They shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. Chap. xx. 43.-xxxvi. 31. XXXI. Confession and acknowledgment of sin required of penitents. XXXII. Promises to confessing and acknowledging sin. Lev. xxvi. 40. If they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, Ver. 41. If their uncircumcised heart be humbled,

Ver. 42. Then will I remember my covenant. 1 Kings viii. 33, 35. Ps. xxxii. 5. I said, I will confess my transgressions, thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.

Prov. xxviii. 13. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Job xxxi. 33. 1 John i. 9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to for. give us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

XXXIII. Exhortations to confession. Jos. vii. 19. Give glory to God and make confession.

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Jer. iii. 13. Acknowledge thine iniquity that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God. Ezra x. 11. Hos. v. 15.

Rom. xiv. 11. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess to God.

XXXIV. Instances. Matt. iii. 16. They were baptised confessing their sins.

Acts xix. 8. Many that believed, confessed and shewed their deeds. XXXV. Confessions made in scripture expressions. Ezra ix. 6. O my God, I am ashamed, and blush to lift up my face to thee my God, for our iniquities are increased over our heads, and our trespass

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