The Westminster Confession of Faith

Incorporating the American revisions as adopted by the Orthodox Presbyterian

Church

 

 

CHAPTER I

Of the Holy Scripture

 

I. Although the light of nature, and the works of creation and providence do so far

manifest the goodness, wisdom, and power of God, as to leave men unexcusable;[1]

yet are they not sufficient to give that knowledge of God, and of his will, which is

necessary unto salvation.[2] Therefore it pleased the Lord, at sundry times, and in

divers manners, to reveal himself, and to declare that his will unto his church;[3] and

afterwards, for the better preserving and propagating of the truth, and for the more

sure establishment and comfort of the church against the corruption of the flesh, and

the malice of Satan and of the world, to commit the same wholly unto writing:[4]

which maketh the Holy Scripture to be most necessary;[5] those former ways of

God's revealing his will unto his people being now ceased.[6]

 

II. Under the name of Holy Scripture, or the Word of God written, are now contained

all the books of the Old and New Testaments, which are these:

 

Of the Old Testament

 

Genesis Ecclesiastes Exodus The Song of Songs Leviticus Isaiah Numbers

Jeremiah Deuteronomy Lamentations Joshua Ezekiel Judges Daniel Ruth Hosea I

Samuel Joel II Samuel Amos I Kings Obadiah II Kings Jonah I Chronicles Micah II

Chronicles Nahum Ezra Habakkuk Nehemiah Zephaniah Esther Haggai Job

Zechariah Psalms Malachi Proverbs

 

Of the New Testament

 

The Gospels according to Thessalonians II Matthew To Timothy I Mark To Timothy

II Luke To Titus John To Philemon The Acts of the Apostles The Epistle to the

Paul's Epistles to the Romans Hebrews Corinthians I The Epistle of James

Corinthians II The First and Second Galatians Epistles of Peter Ephesians The First,

Second, and Philippians Third Epistles of John Colossians The Epistle of Jude

Thessalonians I The Revelation All which are given by inspiration of God, to be the

rule of faith and life.

 

All which are given by inspiration of God to be the rule of faith and life.[7]

 

III. The books commonly called Apocrypha, not being of divine inspiration, are no

part of the canon of the Scripture, and therefore are of no authority in the church of

God, nor to be any otherwise approved, or made use of, than other human

writings.[8]

 

IV. The authority of the Holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed, and

obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man, or church; but wholly upon

God (who is truth itself) the author thereof: and therefore it is to be received,

because it is the Word of God.[9]

 

V. We may be moved and induced by the testimony of the church to an high and

reverent esteem of the Holy Scripture.[10] And the heavenliness of the matter, the

efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the

scope of the whole (which is, to give all glory to God), the full discovery it makes of

the only way of man's salvation, the many other incomparable excellencies, and the

entire perfection thereof, are arguments whereby it doth abundantly evidence itself

to be the Word of God: yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of

the infallible truth and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy

Spirit bearing witness by and with the Word in our hearts.[11]

 

VI. The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory,

man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in Scripture, or by good

and necessary consequence may be deduced from Scripture: unto which nothing at

any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the Spirit, or traditions of

men.[12] Nevertheless, we acknowledge the inward illumination of the Spirit of God

to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the

Word:[13] and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God,

and government of the church, common to human actions and societies, which are

to be ordered by the light of nature, and Christian prudence, according to the

general rules of the Word, which are always to be observed.[14]

 

VII. All things in Scripture are not alike plain in themselves, nor alike clear unto

all:[15] yet those things which are necessary to be known, believed, and observed

for salvation, are so clearly propounded, and opened in some place of Scripture or

other, that not only the learned, but the unlearned, in a due use of the ordinary

means, may attain unto a sufficient understanding of them.[16]

 

VIII. The Old Testament in Hebrew (which was the native language of the people of

God of old), and the New Testament in Greek (which, at the time of the writing of it,

was most generally known to the nations), being immediately inspired by God, and,

by his singular care and providence, kept pure in all ages, are therefore

authentical;[17] so as, in all controversies of religion, the church is finally to appeal

unto them.[18] But, because these original tongues are not known to all the people

of God, who have right unto, and interest in the Scriptures, and are commanded, in

the fear of God, to read and search them,[19] therefore they are to be translated into

the vulgar language of every nation unto which they come,[20] that, the Word of

God dwelling plentifully in all, they may worship him in an acceptable manner;[21]

and, through patience and comfort of the Scriptures, may have hope.[22]

 

IX. The infallible rule of interpretation of Scripture is the Scripture itself: and

therefore, when there is a question about the true and full sense of any Scripture

(which is not manifold, but one), it must be searched and known by other places that

speak more clearly.[23]

 

X. The supreme judge by which all controversies of religion are to be determined,

and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and

private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no

other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture.[24]

 

 

 

CHAPTER II

Of God, and of the Holy Trinity

 

I. There is but one only,[25] living, and true God,[26] who is infinite in being and

perfection,[27] a most pure spirit,[28] invisible,[29] without body, parts,[30] or

passions;[31] immutable,[32] immense,[33] eternal,[34] incomprehensible,[35]

almighty,[36] most wise,[37] most holy,[38] most free,[39] most absolute;[40] working

all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will,[41]

for his own glory;[42] most loving,[43] gracious, merciful, long-suffering, abundant in

goodness and truth, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin;[44] the rewarder of

them that diligently seek him;[45] and withal, most just, and terrible in his

judgments,[46] hating all sin,[47] and who will by no means clear the guilty.[48]

 

II. God hath all life,[49] glory,[50] goodness,[51] blessedness,[52] in and of himself;

and is alone in and unto himself all-sufficient, not standing in need of any creatures

which he hath made,[53] nor deriving any glory from them,[54] but only manifesting

his own glory in, by, unto, and upon them. He is the alone fountain of all being, of

whom, through whom, and to whom are all things;[55] and hath most sovereign

dominion over them, to do by them, for them, or upon them whatsoever himself

pleaseth.[56] In his sight all things are open and manifest,[57] his knowledge is

infinite, infallible, and independent upon the creature,[58] so as nothing is to him

contingent, or uncertain.[59] He is most holy in all his counsels, in all his works, and

in all his commands.[60] To him is due from angels and men, and every other

creature, whatsoever worship, service, or obedience he is pleased to require of

them.[61]

 

III. In the unity of the Godhead there be three persons, of one substance, power,

and eternity: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost:[62] the Father

is of none, neither begotten, nor proceeding; the Son is eternally begotten of the

Father;[63] the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.[64]

 

 

 

CHAPTER III

Of God's Eternal Decree

 

I. God, from all eternity, did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will,

freely, and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass:[65] yet so, as thereby

neither is God the author of sin,[66] nor is violence offered to the will of the

creatures; nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather

established.[67]

 

II. Although God knows whatsoever may or can come to pass upon all supposed

conditions,[68] yet hath he not decreed anything because he foresaw it as future, or

as that which would come to pass upon such conditions.[69]

 

III. By the decree of God, for the manifestation of his glory, some men and

angels[70] are predestinated unto everlasting life; and others foreordained to

everlasting death.[71]

 

IV. These angels and men, thus predestinated, and foreordained, are particularly

and unchangeably designed, and their number so certain and definite, that it cannot

be either increased or diminished.[72]

 

V. Those of mankind that are predestinated unto life, God, before the foundation of

the world was laid, according to his eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret

counsel and good pleasure of his will, hath chosen, in Christ, unto everlasting

glory,[73] out of his mere free grace and love, without any foresight of faith, or good

works, or perseverance in either of them, or any other thing in the creature, as

conditions, or causes moving him thereunto;[74] and all to the praise of his glorious

grace.[75]

 

VI. As God hath appointed the elect unto glory, so hath he, by the eternal and most

free purpose of his will, foreordained all the means thereunto.[76] Wherefore, they

who are elected, being fallen in Adam, are redeemed by Christ,[77] are effectually

called unto faith in Christ by his Spirit working in due season, are justified, adopted,

sanctified,[78] and kept by his power, through faith, unto salvation.[79] Neither are

any other redeemed by Christ, effectually called, justified, adopted, sanctified, and

saved, but the elect only.[80]

 

VII. The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel

of his own will, whereby he extendeth or withholdeth mercy, as he pleaseth, for the

glory of his sovereign power over his creatures, to pass by; and to ordain them to

dishonor and wrath for their sin, to the praise of his glorious justice.[81]

 

VIII. The doctrine of this high mystery of predestination is to be handled with special

prudence and care,[82] that men, attending the will of God revealed in his Word,

and yielding obedience thereunto, may, from the certainty of their effectual vocation,

be assured of their eternal election.[83] So shall this doctrine afford matter of praise,

reverence, and admiration of God;[84] and of humility, diligence, and abundant

consolation to all that sincerely obey the gospel.[85]

 

 

 

CHAPTER IV

Of Creation

 

I. It pleased God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost,[86] for the manifestation of the

glory of his eternal power, wisdom, and goodness,[87] in the beginning, to create, or

make of nothing, the world, and all things therein whether visible or invisible, in the

space of six days; and all very good.[88]

 

II. After God had made all other creatures, he created man, male and female,[89]

with reasonable and immortal souls,[90] endued with knowledge, righteousness, and

true holiness, after his own image;[91] having the law of God written in their

hearts,[92] and power to fulfill it:[93] and yet under a possibility of transgressing,

being left to the liberty of their own will, which was subject unto change.[94] Beside

this law written in their hearts, they received a command, not to eat of the tree of the

knowledge of good and evil;[95] which while they kept, they were happy in their

communion with God, and had dominion over the creatures.[96]

 

 

 

CHAPTER V

Of Providence

 

I. God the great Creator of all things doth uphold,[97] direct, dispose, and govern all

creatures, actions, and things,[98] from the greatest even to the least,[99] by his

most wise and holy providence,[100] according to his infallible foreknowledge,[101]

and the free and immutable counsel of his own will,[102] to the praise of the glory of

his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.[103]

 

II. Although, in relation to the foreknowledge and decree of God, the first Cause, all

things come to pass immutably, and infallibly;[104] yet, by the same providence, he

ordereth them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either

necessarily, freely, or contingently.[105]

 

III. God, in his ordinary providence, maketh use of means,[106] yet is free to work

without,[107] above,[108] and against them,[109] at his pleasure.

 

IV. The almighty power, unsearchable wisdom, and infinite goodness of God so far

manifest themselves in his providence, that it extendeth itself even to the first fall,

and all other sins of angels and men;[110] and that not by a bare permission,[111]

but such as hath joined with it a most wise and powerful bounding,[112] and

otherwise ordering, and governing of them, in a manifold dispensation, to his own

holy ends;[113] yet so, as the sinfulness thereof proceedeth only from the creature,

and not from God, who, being most holy and righteous, neither is nor can be the

author or approver of sin.[114]

 

V. The most wise, righteous, and gracious God doth oftentimes leave, for a season,

his own children to manifold temptations, and the corruption of their own hearts, to

chastise them for their former sins, or to discover unto them the hidden strength of

corruption and deceitfulness of their hearts, that they may be humbled;[115] and, to

raise them to a more close and constant dependence for their support upon himself,

and to make them more watchful against all future occasions of sin, and for sundry

other just and holy ends.[116]

 

VI. As for those wicked and ungodly men whom God, as a righteous Judge, for

former sins, doth blind and harden,[117] from them he not only withholdeth his grace

whereby they might have been enlightened in their understandings, and wrought

upon in their hearts;[118] but sometimes also withdraweth the gifts which they

had,[119] and exposeth them to such objects as their corruption makes occasions of

sin;[120] and, withal, gives them over to their own lusts, the temptations of the world,

and the power of Satan,[121] whereby it comes to pass that they harden

themselves, even under those means which God useth for the softening of

others.[122]

 

VII. As the providence of God doth, in general, reach to all creatures; so, after a

most special manner, it taketh care of his church, and disposeth all things to the

good thereof.[123]

 

 

 

CHAPTER VI

Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof

 Sin, and of the Punishment Thereof"

 

I. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtlety and temptation of Satan, sinned,

in eating the forbidden fruit.[124] This their sin, God was pleased, according to his

wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory.[125]

 

II. By this sin they fell from their original righteousness and communion with

God,[126] and so became dead in sin,[127] and wholly defiled in all the parts and

faculties of soul and body.[128]

 

III. They being the root of all mankind, the guilt of this sin was imputed;[129] and the

same death in sin, and corrupted nature, conveyed to all their posterity descending

from them by ordinary generation.[130]

 

IV. From this original corruption, whereby we are utterly indisposed, disabled, and

made opposite to all good,[131] and wholly inclined to all evil,[132] do proceed all

actual transgressions.[133]

 

V. This corruption of nature, during this life, doth remain in those that are

regenerated;[134] and although it be, through Christ, pardoned, and mortified; yet

both itself, and all the motions thereof, are truly and properly sin.[135]

 

VI. Every sin, both original and actual, being a transgression of the righteous law of

God, and contrary thereunto,[136] doth, in its own nature, bring guilt upon the

sinner,[137] whereby he is bound over to the wrath of God,[138] and curse of the

law,[139] and so made subject to death,[140] with all miseries spiritual,[141]

temporal,[142] and eternal.[143]

 

 

 

CHAPTER VII

Of God's Covenant with Man

 

I. The distance between God and the creature is so great, that although reasonable

creatures do owe obedience unto him as their Creator, yet they could never have

any fruition of him as their blessedness and reward, but by some voluntary

condescension on God's part, which he hath been pleased to express by way of

covenant.[144]

 

II. The first covenant made with man was a covenant of works,[145] wherein life was

promised to Adam; and in him to his posterity,[146] upon condition of perfect and

personal obedience.[147]

 

III. Man, by his fall, having made himself incapable of life by that covenant, the Lord

was pleased to make a second,[148] commonly called the covenant of grace;

wherein he freely offereth unto sinners life and salvation by Jesus Christ; requiring

of them faith in him, that they may be saved,[149] and promising to give unto all

those that are ordained unto eternal life his Holy Spirit, to make them willing, and

able to believe.[150]

 

IV. This covenant of grace is frequently set forth in Scripture by the name of a

testament, in reference to the death of Jesus Christ the Testator, and to the

everlasting inheritance, with all things belonging to it, therein bequeathed.[151]

 

V. This covenant was differently administered in the time of the law, and in the time

of the gospel:[152] under the law, it was administered by promises, prophecies,

sacrifices, circumcision, the paschal lamb, and other types and ordinances delivered

to the people of the Jews, all foresignifying Christ to come;[153] which were, for that

time, sufficient and efficacious, through the operation of the Spirit, to instruct and

build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,[154] by whom they had full

remission of sins, and eternal salvation; and is called the old testament.[155]

 

VI. Under the gospel, when Christ, the substance,[156] was exhibited, the

ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the Word, and

the administration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper:[157] which,

though fewer in number, and administered with more simplicity, and less outward

glory, yet, in them, it is held forth in more fullness, evidence and spiritual

efficacy,[158] to all nations, both Jews and Gentiles;[159] and is called the new

testament.[160] There are not therefore two covenants of grace, differing in

substance, but one and the same, under various dispensations.[161]

 

 

 

CHAPTER VIII

Of Christ the Mediator

 

I. It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his

only begotten Son, to be the Mediator between God and man,[162] the

Prophet,[163] Priest,[164] and King,[165] the Head and Savior of his church,[166]

the Heir of all things,[167] and Judge of the world:[168] unto whom he did from all

eternity give a people, to be his seed,[169] and to be by him in time redeemed,

called, justified, sanctified, and glorified.[170]

 

II. The Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of

one substance and equal with the Father, did, when the fullness of time was come,

take upon him man's nature,[171] with all the essential properties, and common

infirmities thereof, yet without sin;[172] being conceived by the power of the Holy

Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance.[173] So that two whole,

perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably

joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion.[174]

Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between

God and man.[175]

 

III. The Lord Jesus, in his human nature thus united to the divine, was sanctified,

and anointed with the Holy Spirit, above measure,[176] having in him all the

treasures of wisdom and knowledge;[177] in whom it pleased the Father that all

fullness should dwell;[178] to the end that, being holy, harmless, undefiled, and full

of grace and truth,[179] he might be thoroughly furnished to execute the office of a

mediator, and surety.[180] Which office he took not unto himself, but was thereunto

called by his Father,[181] who put all power and judgment into his hand, and gave

him commandment to execute the same.[182]

 

IV. This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake;[183] which that he might

discharge, he was made under the law,[184] and did perfectly fulfill it;[185] endured

most grievous torments immediately in his soul,[186] and most painful sufferings in

his body;[187] was crucified, and died,[188] was buried, and remained under the

power of death, yet saw no corruption.[189] On the third day he arose from the

dead,[190] with the same body in which he suffered,[191] with which also he

ascended into heaven, and there sitteth at the right hand of his Father,[192] making

intercession,[193] and shall return, to judge men and angels, at the end of the

world.[194]

 

V. The Lord Jesus, by his perfect obedience, and sacrifice of himself, which he,

through the eternal Spirit, once offered up unto God, hath fully satisfied the justice of

his Father;[195] and purchased, not only reconciliation, but an everlasting

inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father hath given unto

him.[196]

 

VI. Although the work of redemption was not actually wrought by Christ till after his

incarnation, yet the virtue, efficacy, and benefits thereof were communicated unto

the elect, in all ages successively from the beginning of the world, in and by those

promises, types, and sacrifices, wherein he was revealed, and signified to be the

seed of the woman which should bruise the serpent's head; and the Lamb slain from

the beginning of the world; being yesterday and today the same, and forever.[197]

 

VII. Christ, in the work of mediation, acts according to both natures, by each nature

doing that which is proper to itself;[198] yet, by reason of the unity of the person,

that which is proper to one nature is sometimes in Scripture attributed to the person

denominated by the other nature.[199]

 

VIII. To all those for whom Christ hath purchased redemption, he doth certainly and

effectually apply and communicate the same;[200] making intercession for

them,[201] and revealing unto them, in and by the Word, the mysteries of

salvation;[202] effectually persuading them by his Spirit to believe and obey, and

governing their hearts by his Word and Spirit;[203] overcoming all their enemies by

his almighty power and wisdom, in such manner, and ways, as are most consonant

to his wonderful and unsearchable dispensation.[204]

 

 

 

CHAPTER IX

Of Free Will

 

I. God hath endued the will of man with that natural liberty, that it is neither forced,

nor, by any absolute necessity of nature, determined to good, or evil.[205]

 

II. Man, in his state of innocency, had freedom, and power to will and to do that

which was good and well pleasing to God;[206] but yet, mutably, so that he might

fall from it.[207]

 

III. Man, by his fall into a state of sin, hath wholly lost all ability of will to any spiritual

good accompanying salvation:[208] so as, a natural man, being altogether averse

from that good,[209] and dead in sin,[210] is not able, by his own strength, to

convert himself, or to prepare himself thereunto.[211]

 

IV. When God converts a sinner, and translates him into the state of grace, he

freeth him from his natural bondage under sin;[212] and, by his grace alone,

enables him freely to will and to do that which is spiritually good;[213] yet so, as that

by reason of his remaining corruption, he doth not perfectly, nor only, will that which

is good, but doth also will that which is evil.[214]

 

V. The will of man is made perfectly and immutably free to good alone, in the state

of glory only.[215]

 

 

 

CHAPTER X

Of Effectual Calling

 

I. All those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased, in

his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call,[216] by his Word and

Spirit,[217] out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature, to grace

and salvation, by Jesus Christ;[218] enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly

to understand the things of God,[219] taking away their heart of stone, and giving

unto them a heart of flesh;[220] renewing their wills, and, by his almighty power,

determining them to that which is good,[221] and effectually drawing them to Jesus

Christ:[222] yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace.[223]

 

II. This effectual call is of God's free and special grace alone, not from anything at

all foreseen in man,[224] who is altogether passive therein, until, being quickened

and renewed by the Holy Spirit,[225] he is thereby enabled to answer this call, and

to embrace the grace offered and conveyed in it.[226]

 

III. Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated, and saved by Christ, through the

Spirit,[227] who worketh when, and where, and how he pleaseth:[228] so also are all

other elect persons who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of

the Word.[229]

 

IV. Others, not elected, although they may be called by the ministry of the

Word,[230] and may have some common operations of the Spirit,[231] yet they

never truly come unto Christ, and therefore cannot be saved:[232] much less can

men, not professing the Christian religion, be saved in any other way whatsoever,

be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature, and the

laws of that religion they do profess.[233] And, to assert and maintain that they may,

is very pernicious, and to be detested.[234]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XI

Of Justification

 

I. Those whom God effectually calleth, he also freely justifieth:[235] not by infusing

righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and

accepting their persons as righteous; not for anything wrought in them, or done by

them, but for Christ's sake alone; nor by imputing faith itself, the act of believing, or

any other evangelical obedience to them, as their righteousness; but by imputing the

obedience and satisfaction of Christ unto them,[236] they receiving and resting on

him and his righteousness, by faith; which faith they have not of themselves, it is the

gift of God.[237]

 

II. Faith, thus receiving and resting on Christ and his righteousness, is the alone

instrument of justification:[238] yet is it not alone in the person justified, but is ever

accompanied with all other saving graces, and is no dead faith, but worketh by

love.[239]

 

III. Christ, by his obedience and death, did fully discharge the debt of all those that

are thus justified, and did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to his Father's

justice in their behalf.[240] Yet, inasmuch as he was given by the Father for

them;[241] and his obedience and satisfaction accepted in their stead;[242] and

both, freely, not for anything in them; their justification is only of free grace;[243] that

both the exact justice and rich grace of God might be glorified in the justification of

sinners.[244]

 

IV. God did, from all eternity, decree to justify all the elect,[245] and Christ did, in the

fullness of time, die for their sins, and rise again for their justification:[246]

nevertheless, they are not justified, until the Holy Spirit doth, in due time, actually

apply Christ unto them.[247]

 

V. God doth continue to forgive the sins of those that are justified;[248] and,

although they can never fall from the state of justification,[249] yet they may, by their

sins, fall under God's fatherly displeasure, and not have the light of his countenance

restored unto them, until they humble themselves, confess their sins, beg pardon,

and renew their faith and repentance.[250]

 

VI. The justification of believers under the old testament was, in all these respects,

one and the same with the justification of believers under the new testament.[251]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XII

Of Adoption

 

I. All those that are justified, God vouchsafeth, in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,

to make partakers of the grace of adoption,[252] by which they are taken into the

number, and enjoy the liberties and privileges of the children of God,[253] have his

name put upon them,[254] receive the Spirit of adoption,[255] have access to the

throne of grace with boldness,[256] are enabled to cry, Abba, Father,[257] are

pitied,[258] protected,[259] provided for,[260] and chastened by him, as by a

father:[261] yet never cast off,[262] but sealed to the day of redemption;[263] and

inherit the promises,[264] as heirs of everlasting salvation.[265]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XIII

Of Sanctification

 

I. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a

new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the

virtue of Christ's death and resurrection,[266] by his Word and Spirit dwelling in

them:[267] the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed,[268] and the several

lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified;[269] and they more and

more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces,[270] to the practice of true

holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.[271]

 

II. This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man;[272] yet imperfect in this life,

there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part;[273] whence ariseth a

continual and irreconcilable war, the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit

against the flesh.[274]

 

III. In which war, although the remaining corruption, for a time, may much

prevail;[275] yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit

of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome;[276] and so, the saints grow in

grace,[277] perfecting holiness in the fear of God.[278]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XIV

Of Saving Faith

 

I. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their

souls,[279] is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts,[280] and is ordinarily

wrought by the ministry of the Word,[281] by which also, and by the administration

of the sacraments, and prayer, it is increased and strengthened.[282]

 

II. By this faith, a Christian believeth to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word,

for the authority of God himself speaking therein;[283] and acteth differently upon

that which each particular passage thereof containeth; yielding obedience to the

commands,[284] trembling at the threatenings,[285] and embracing the promises of

God for this life, and that which is to come.[286] But the principal acts of saving faith

are accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone for justification,

sanctification, and eternal life, by virtue of the covenant of grace.[287]

 

III. This faith is different in degrees, weak or strong;[288] may be often and many

ways assailed, and weakened, but gets the victory:[289] growing up in many to the

attainment of a full assurance, through Christ,[290] who is both the author and

finisher of our faith.[291]

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER XV

Of Repentance unto Life

 

I. Repentance unto life is an evangelical grace,[292] the doctrine whereof is to be

preached by every minister of the gospel, as well as that of faith in Christ.[293]

 

II. By it, a sinner, out of the sight and sense not only of the danger, but also of the

filthiness and odiousness of his sins, as contrary to the holy nature, and righteous

law of God; and upon the apprehension of his mercy in Christ to such as are

penitent, so grieves for, and hates his sins, as to turn from them all unto God,[294]

purposing and endeavoring to walk with him in all the ways of his

commandments.[295]

 

III. Although repentance be not to be rested in, as any satisfaction for sin, or any

cause of the pardon thereof,[296] which is the act of God's free grace in Christ;[297]

yet it is of such necessity to all sinners, that none may expect pardon without it.[298]

 

IV. As there is no sin so small, but it deserves damnation;[299] so there is no sin so

great, that it can bring damnation upon those who truly repent.[300]

 

V. Men ought not to content themselves with a general repentance, but it is every

man's duty to endeavor to repent of his particular sins, particularly.[301]

 

VI. As every man is bound to make private confession of his sins to God, praying for

the pardon thereof;[302] upon which, and the forsaking of them, he shall find

mercy;[303] so, he that scandalizeth his brother, or the church of Christ, ought to be

willing, by a private or public confession, and sorrow for his sin, to declare his

repentance to those that are offended,[304] who are thereupon to be reconciled to

him, and in love to receive him.[305]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XVI

Of Good Works

 

I. Good works are only such as God hath commanded in his holy Word,[306] and

not such as, without the warrant thereof, are devised by men, out of blind zeal, or

upon any pretense of good intention.[307]

 

II. These good works, done in obedience to God's commandments, are the fruits and

evidences of a true and lively faith:[308] and by them believers manifest their

thankfulness,[309] strengthen their assurance,[310] edify their brethren,[311] adorn

the profession of the gospel,[312] stop the mouths of the adversaries,[313] and

glorify God,[314] whose workmanship they are, created in Christ Jesus

thereunto,[315] that, having their fruit unto holiness, they may have the end, eternal

life.[316]

 

 

III. Their ability to do good works is not at all of themselves, but wholly from the

Spirit of Christ.[317] And that they may be enabled thereunto, beside the graces

they have already received, there is required an actual influence of the same Holy

Spirit, to work in them to will, and to do, of his good pleasure:[318] yet are they not

hereupon to grow negligent, as if they were not bound to perform any duty unless

upon a special motion of the Spirit; but they ought to be diligent in stirring up the

grace of God that is in them.[319]

 

IV. They who, in their obedience, attain to the greatest height which is possible in

this life, are so far from being able to supererogate, and to do more than God

requires, as that they fall short of much which in duty they are bound to do.[320]

 

V. We cannot by our best works merit pardon of sin, or eternal life at the hand of

God, by reason of the great disproportion that is between them and the glory to

come; and the infinite distance that is between us and God, whom, by them, we can

neither profit, nor satisfy for the debt of our former sins,[321] but when we have

done all we can, we have done but our duty, and are unprofitable servants:[322] and

because, as they are good, they proceed from his Spirit;[323] and as they are

wrought by us, they are defiled, and mixed with so much weakness and

imperfection, that they cannot endure the severity of God's judgment.[324]

 

VI. Notwithstanding, the persons of believers being accepted through Christ, their

good works also are accepted in him;[325] not as though they were in this life wholly

unblamable and unreprovable in God's sight;[326] but that he, looking upon them in

his Son, is pleased to accept and reward that which is sincere, although

accompanied with many weaknesses and imperfections.[327]

 

VII. Works done by unregenerate men, although for the matter of them they may be

things which God commands; and of good use both to themselves and others:[328]

yet, because they proceed not from an heart purified by faith;[329] nor are done in a

right manner, according to the Word;[330] nor to a right end, the glory of God,[331]

they are therefore sinful, and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive

grace from God:[332] and yet, their neglect of them is more sinful and displeasing

unto God.[333]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XVII

Of the Perseverance of the Saints

 

I. They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified

by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall

certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved.[334]

 

II. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon

the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable

love of God the Father;[335] upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus

Christ,[336] the abiding of the Spirit, and of the seed of God within them,[337] and

the nature of the covenant of grace:[338] from all which ariseth also the certainty

and infallibility thereof.[339]

 

III. Nevertheless, they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the

prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their

preservation, fall into grievous sins;[340] and, for a time, continue therein:[341]

whereby they incur God's displeasure,[342] and grieve his Holy Spirit,[343] come to

be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts,[344] have their hearts

hardened,[345] and their consciences wounded;[346] hurt and scandalize

others,[347] and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.[348]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XVIII

Of the Assurance of Grace and Salvation

 Salvation"

 

I. Although hypocrites and other unregenerate men may vainly deceive themselves

with false hopes and carnal presumptions of being in the favor of God, and estate of

salvation[349] (which hope of theirs shall perish):[350] yet such as truly believe in

the Lord Jesus, and love him in sincerity, endeavoring to walk in all good

conscience before him, may, in this life, be certainly assured that they are in the

state of grace,[351] and may rejoice in the hope of the glory of God, which hope

shall never make them ashamed.[352]

 

II. This certainty is not a bare conjectural and probable persuasion grounded upon a

fallible hope;[353] but an infallible assurance of faith founded upon the divine truth

of the promises of salvation,[354] the inward evidence of those graces unto which

these promises are made,[355] the testimony of the Spirit of adoption witnessing

with our spirits that we are the children of God,[356] which Spirit is the earnest of

our inheritance, whereby we are sealed to the day of redemption.[357]

 

III. This infallible assurance doth not so belong to the essence of faith, but that a

true believer may wait long, and conflict with many difficulties before he be partaker

of it:[358] yet, being enabled by the Spirit to know the things which are freely given

him of God, he may, without extraordinary revelation, in the right use of ordinary

means, attain thereunto.[359] And therefore it is the duty of everyone to give all

diligence to make his calling and election sure,[360] that thereby his heart may be

enlarged in peace and joy in the Holy Ghost, in love and thankfulness to God, and in

strength and cheerfulness in the duties of obedience,[361] the proper fruits of this

assurance; so far is it from inclining men to looseness.[362]

 

IV. True believers may have the assurance of their salvation divers ways shaken,

diminished, and intermitted; as, by negligence in preserving of it, by falling into

some special sin which woundeth the conscience and grieveth the Spirit; by some

sudden or vehement temptation, by God's withdrawing the light of his countenance,

and suffering even such as fear him to walk in darkness and to have no light:[363]

yet are they never utterly destitute of that seed of God, and life of faith, that love of

Christ and the brethren, that sincerity of heart, and conscience of duty, out of which,

by the operation of the Spirit, this assurance may, in due time, be revived;[364] and

by the which, in the meantime, they are supported from utter despair.[365]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XIX

Of the Law of God

 

I. God gave to Adam a law, as a covenant of works, by which he bound him and all

his posterity to personal, entire, exact, and perpetual obedience, promised life upon

the fulfilling, and threatened death upon the breach of it, and endued him with power

and ability to keep it.[366]

 

II. This law, after his fall, continued to be a perfect rule of righteousness; and, as

such, was delivered by God upon Mount Sinai, in ten commandments, and written in

two tables:[367] the first four commandments containing our duty towards God; and

the other six, our duty to man.[368]

 

III. Beside this law, commonly called moral, God was pleased to give to the people

of Israel, as a church under age, ceremonial laws, containing several typical

ordinances, partly of worship, prefiguring Christ, his graces, actions, sufferings, and

benefits;[369] and partly, holding forth divers instructions of moral duties.[370] All

which ceremonial laws are now abrogated, under the new testament.[371]

 

IV. To them also, as a body politic, he gave sundry judicial laws, which expired

together with the State of that people; not obliging any other now, further than the

general equity thereof may require.[372]

 

V. The moral law doth forever bind all, as well justified persons as others, to the

obedience thereof;[373] and that, not only in regard of the matter contained in it, but

also in respect of the authority of God the Creator, who gave it.[374] Neither doth

Christ, in the gospel, any way dissolve, but much strengthen this obligation.[375]

 

VI. Although true believers be not under the law, as a covenant of works, to be

thereby justified, or condemned;[376] yet is it of great use to them, as well as to

others; in that, as a rule of life informing them of the will of God, and their duty, it

directs and binds them to walk accordingly;[377] discovering also the sinful

pollutions of their nature, hearts, and lives;[378] so as, examining themselves

thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against

sin,[379] together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ, and the

perfection of his obedience.[380] It is likewise of use to the regenerate, to restrain

their corruptions, in that it forbids sin:[381] and the threatenings of it serve to show

what even their sins deserve; and what afflictions, in this life, they may expect for

them, although freed from the curse thereof threatened in the law.[382] The

promises of it, in like manner, show them God's approbation of obedience, and what

blessings they may expect upon the performance thereof:[383] although not as due

to them by the law as a covenant of works.[384] So as, a man's doing good, and

refraining from evil, because the law encourageth to the one, and deterreth from the

other, is no evidence of his being under the law; and, not under grace.[385]

 

VII. Neither are the forementioned uses of the law contrary to the grace of the

gospel, but do sweetly comply with it;[386] the Spirit of Christ subduing and enabling

the will of man to do that freely, and cheerfully, which the will of God, revealed in the

law, requireth to be done.[387]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XX

Of Christian Liberty, and Liberty of Conscience

 of Conscience"

 

I. The liberty which Christ hath purchased for believers under the gospel consists in

their freedom from the guilt of sin, the condemning wrath of God, the curse of the

moral law;[388] and, in their being delivered from this present evil world, bondage to

Satan, and dominion of sin;[389] from the evil of afflictions, the sting of death, the

victory of the grave, and everlasting damnation;[390] as also, in their free access to

God,[391] and their yielding obedience unto him, not out of slavish fear, but a

childlike love and willing mind.[392] All which were common also to believers under

the law.[393] But, under the new testament, the liberty of Christians is further

enlarged, in their freedom from the yoke of the ceremonial law, to which the Jewish

church was subjected;[394] and in greater boldness of access to the throne of

grace,[395] and in fuller communications of the free Spirit of God, than believers

under the law did ordinarily partake of.[396]

 

II. God alone is Lord of the conscience,[397] and hath left it free from the doctrines

and commandments of men, which are, in anything, contrary to his Word; or beside

it, if matters of faith, or worship.[398] So that, to believe such doctrines, or to obey

such commands, out of conscience, is to betray true liberty of conscience:[399] and

the requiring of an implicit faith, and an absolute and blind obedience, is to destroy

liberty of conscience, and reason also.[400]

 

III. They who, upon pretense of Christian liberty, do practice any sin, or cherish any

lust, do thereby destroy the end of Christian liberty, which is, that being delivered

out of the hands of our enemies, we might serve the Lord without fear, in holiness

and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.[401]

 

IV. And because the powers which God hath ordained, and the liberty which Christ

hath purchased, are not intended by God to destroy, but mutually to uphold and

preserve one another, they who, upon pretense of Christian liberty, shall oppose

any lawful power, or the lawful exercise of it, whether it be civil or ecclesiastical,

resist the ordinance of God.[402] And, for their publishing of such opinions, or

maintaining of such practices, as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known

principles of Christianity (whether concerning faith, worship, or conversation), or to

the power of godliness; or, such erroneous opinions or practices, as either in their

own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to

the external peace and order which Christ hath established in the church, they may

lawfully be called to account, and proceeded against, by the censures of the

church.[403]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXI

Of Religious Worship, and the Sabbath Day

 Sabbath Day"

 

I. The light of nature showeth that there is a God, who hath lordship and sovereignty

over all, is good, and doth good unto all, and is therefore to be feared, loved,

praised, called upon, trusted in, and served, with all the heart, and with all the soul,

and with all the might.[404] But the acceptable way of worshiping the true God is

instituted by himself, and so limited by his own revealed will, that he may not be

worshiped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of

Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the Holy

Scripture.[405]

 

II. Religious worship is to be given to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; and to

him alone;[406] not to angels, saints, or any other creature:[407] and, since the fall,

not without a Mediator; nor in the mediation of any other but of Christ alone.[408]

 

III. Prayer, with thanksgiving, being one special part of religious worship,[409] is by

God required of all men:[410] and, that it may be accepted, it is to be made in the

name of the Son,[411] by the help of his Spirit,[412] according to his will,[413] with

understanding, reverence, humility, fervency, faith, love, and perseverance;[414]

and, if vocal, in a known tongue.[415]

 

IV. Prayer is to be made for things lawful;[416] and for all sorts of men living, or that

shall live hereafter:[417] but not for the dead,[418] nor for those of whom it may be

known that they have sinned the sin unto death.[419]

 

V. The reading of the Scriptures with godly fear,[420] the sound preaching[421] and

conscionable hearing of the Word, in obedience unto God, with understanding, faith,

and reverence,[422] singing of psalms with grace in the heart;[423] as also, the due

administration and worthy receiving of the sacraments instituted by Christ, are all

parts of the ordinary religious worship of God:[424] beside religious oaths,[425]

vows,[426] solemn fastings,[427] and thanksgivings upon special occasions,[428]

which are, in their several times and seasons, to be used in an holy and religious

manner.[429]

 

VI. Neither prayer, nor any other part of religious worship, is now, under the gospel,

either tied unto, or made more acceptable by any place in which it is performed, or

towards which it is directed:[430] but God is to be worshiped everywhere,[431] in

spirit and truth;[432] as, in private families[433] daily,[434] and in secret, each one

by himself;[435] so, more solemnly in the public assemblies, which are not

carelessly or willfully to be neglected, or forsaken, when God, by his Word or

providence, calleth thereunto.[436]

 

VII. As it is the law of nature, that, in general, a due proportion of time be set apart

for the worship of God; so, in his Word, by a positive, moral, and perpetual

commandment binding all men in all ages, he hath particularly appointed one day in

seven, for a Sabbath, to be kept holy unto him:[437] which, from the beginning of the

world to the resurrection of Christ, was the last day of the week; and, from the

resurrection of Christ, was changed into the first day of the week,[438] which, in

Scripture, is called the Lord's day,[439] and is to be continued to the end of the

world, as the Christian Sabbath.[440]

 

VIII. This Sabbath is then kept holy unto the Lord, when men, after a due preparing

of their hearts, and ordering of their common affairs beforehand, do not only

observe an holy rest, all the day, from their own works, words, and thoughts about

their worldly employments and recreations,[441] but also are taken up, the whole

time, in the public and private exercises of his worship, and in the duties of

necessity and mercy.[442]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXII

Of Lawful Oaths and Vows

 

I. A lawful oath is a part of religious worship,[443] wherein, upon just occasion, the

person swearing solemnly calleth God to witness what he asserteth, or promiseth,

and to judge him according to the truth or falsehood of what he sweareth.[444]

 

II. The name of God only is that by which men ought to swear, and therein it is to be

used with all holy fear and reverence.[445] Therefore, to swear vainly, or rashly, by

that glorious and dreadful Name; or, to swear at all by any other thing, is sinful, and

to be abhorred.[446] Yet, as in matters of weight and moment, an oath is warranted

by the Word of God, under the new testament as well as under the old;[447] so a

lawful oath, being imposed by lawful authority, in such matters, ought to be

taken.[448]

 

III. Whosoever taketh an oath ought duly to consider the weightiness of so solemn

an act, and therein to avouch nothing but what he is fully persuaded is the

truth:[449] neither may any man bind himself by oath to anything but what is good

and just, and what he believeth so to be, and what he is able and resolved to

perform.[450]

 

IV. An oath is to be taken in the plain and common sense of the words, without

equivocation, or mental reservation.[451] It cannot oblige to sin; but in anything not

sinful, being taken, it binds to performance, although to a man's own hurt.[452] Nor

is it to be violated, although made to heretics, or infidels.[453]

 

V. A vow is of the like nature with a promissory oath, and ought to be made with the

like religious care, and to be performed with the like faithfulness.[454]

 

VI. It is not to be made to any creature, but to God alone:[455] and, that it may be

accepted, it is to be made voluntarily, out of faith, and conscience of duty, in way of

thankfulness for mercy received, or for the obtaining of what we want, whereby we

more strictly bind ourselves to necessary duties; or, to other things, so far and so

long as they may fitly conduce thereunto.[456]

 

VII. No man may vow to do anything forbidden in the Word of God, or what would

hinder any duty therein commanded, or which is not in his own power, and for the

performance whereof he hath no promise of ability from God.[457] In which

respects, popish monastical vows of perpetual single life, professed poverty, and

regular obedience, are so far from being degrees of higher perfection, that they are

superstitious and sinful snares, in which no Christian may entangle himself.[458]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXIII

Of the Civil Magistrate

 

 

I. God, the supreme Lord and King of all the world, hath ordained civil magistrates,

to be, under him, over the people, for his own glory, and the public good: and, to this

end, hath armed them with the power of the sword, for the defense and

encouragement of them that are good, and for the punishment of evildoers.[459]

 

II. It is lawful for Christians to accept and execute the office of a magistrate, when

called thereunto:[460] in the managing whereof, as they ought especially to maintain

piety, justice, and peace, according to the wholesome laws of each

commonwealth;[461] so, for that end, they may lawfully, now under the new

testament, wage war, upon just and necessary occasion.[462]

 

III. Civil magistrates may not assume to themselves the administration of the Word

and sacraments;[463] or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven;[464] or, in

the least, interfere in matters of faith.[465] Yet, as nursing fathers, it is the duty of

civil magistrates to protect the church of our common Lord, without giving the

preference to any denomination of Christians above the rest, in such a manner that

all ecclesiastical persons whatever shall enjoy the full, free, and unquestioned

liberty of discharging every part of their sacred functions, without violence or

danger.[466] And, as Jesus Christ hath appointed a regular government and

discipline in his church, no law of any commonwealth should interfere with, let, or

hinder, the due exercise thereof, among the voluntary members of any denomination

of Christians, according to their own profession and belief.[467] It is the duty of civil

magistrates to protect the person and good name of all their people, in such an

effectual manner as that no person be suffered, either upon pretense of religion or

of infidelity, to offer any indignity, violence, abuse, or injury to any other person

whatsoever: and to take order, that all religious and ecclesiastical assemblies be

held without molestation or disturbance.[468]

 

IV. It is the duty of people to pray for magistrates,[469] to honor their persons,[470]

to pay them tribute or other dues,[471] to obey their lawful commands, and to be

subject to their authority, for conscience? sake.[472] Infidelity, or difference in

religion, doth not make void the magistrates? just and legal authority, nor free the

people from their due obedience to them:[473] from which ecclesiastical persons are

not exempted,[474] much less hath the pope any power and jurisdiction over them in

their dominions, or over any of their people; and, least of all, to deprive them of their

dominions, or lives, if he shall judge them to be heretics, or upon any other pretense

whatsoever.[475]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXIV

Of Marriage and Divorce

 

I. Marriage is to be between one man and one woman: neither is it lawful for any

man to have more than one wife, nor for any woman to have more than one

husband, at the same time.[476]

 

II. Marriage was ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife,[477] for the

increase of mankind with legitimate issue, and of the church with an holy seed;[478]

and for preventing of uncleanness.[479]

 

III. It is lawful for all sorts of people to marry, who are able with judgment to give

their consent.[480] Yet it is the duty of Christians to marry only in the Lord.[481] And

therefore such as profess the true reformed religion should not marry with infidels,

papists, or other idolaters: neither should such as are godly be unequally yoked, by

marrying with such as are notoriously wicked in their life, or maintain damnable

heresies.[482]

 

IV. Marriage ought not to be within the degrees of consanguinity or affinity forbidden

by the Word.[483] Nor can such incestuous marriages ever be made lawful by any

law of man or consent of parties, so as those persons may live together as man and

wife.[484]

 

V. Adultery or fornication committed after a contract, being detected before

marriage, giveth just occasion to the innocent party to dissolve that contract.[485] In

the case of adultery after marriage, it is lawful for the innocent party to sue out a

divorce:[486] and, after the divorce, to marry another, as if the offending party were

dead.[487]

 

VI. Although the corruption of man be such as is apt to study arguments unduly to

put asunder those whom God hath joined together in marriage: yet, nothing but

adultery, or such willful desertion as can no way be remedied by the church, or civil

magistrate, is cause sufficient of dissolving the bond of marriage:[488] wherein, a

public and orderly course of proceeding is to be observed; and the persons

concerned in it not left to their own wills, and discretion, in their own case.[489]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXV

Of the Church

 

I. The catholic or universal church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number

of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the

Head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fullness of him that filleth all in

all.[490]

 

II. The visible church, which is also catholic or universal under the gospel (not

confined to one nation, as before under the law), consists of all those throughout the

world that profess the true religion;[491] and of their children:[492] and is the

kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ,[493] the house and family of God,[494] out of

which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation.[495]

 

III. Unto this catholic visible church Christ hath given the ministry, oracles, and

ordinances of God, for the gathering and perfecting of the saints, in this life, to the

end of the world: and doth, by his own presence and Spirit, according to his

promise, make them effectual thereunto.[496]

 

IV. This catholic church hath been sometimes more, sometimes less visible.[497]

And particular churches, which are members thereof, are more or less pure,

according as the doctrine of the gospel is taught and embraced, ordinances

administered, and public worship performed more or less purely in them.[498]

 

V. The purest churches under heaven are subject both to mixture and error;[499]

and some have so degenerated, as to become no churches of Christ, but

synagogues of Satan.[500] Nevertheless, there shall be always a church on earth,

to worship God according to his will.[501]

 

VI. There is no other head of the church but the Lord Jesus Christ.[502] Nor can the

pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof.[503]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXVI

Of the Communion of Saints

 

I. All saints, that are united to Jesus Christ their Head, by his Spirit, and by faith,

have fellowship with him in his graces, sufferings, death, resurrection, and

glory:[504] and, being united to one another in love, they have communion in each

other's gifts and graces,[505] and are obliged to the performance of such duties,

public and private, as do conduce to their mutual good, both in the inward and

outward man.[506]

 

II. Saints by profession are bound to maintain an holy fellowship and communion in

the worship of God, and in performing such other spiritual services as tend to their

mutual edification;[507] as also in relieving each other in outward things, according

to their several abilities and necessities. Which communion, as God offereth

opportunity, is to be extended unto all those who, in every place, call upon the name

of the Lord Jesus.[508]

 

III. This communion which the saints have with Christ, doth not make them in any

wise partakers of the substance of his Godhead; or to be equal with Christ in any

respect: either of which to affirm is impious and blasphemous.[509] Nor doth their

communion one with another, as saints, take away, or infringe the title or propriety

which each man hath in his goods and possessions.[510]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXVII

Of the Sacraments

 

I. Sacraments are holy signs and seals of the covenant of grace,[511] immediately

instituted by God,[512] to represent Christ, and his benefits; and to confirm our

interest in him:[513] as also, to put a visible difference between those that belong

unto the church, and the rest of the world;[514] and solemnly to engage them to the

service of God in Christ, according to his Word.[515]

 

II. There is, in every sacrament, a spiritual relation, or sacramental union, between

the sign and the thing signified: whence it comes to pass, that the names and effects

of the one are attributed to the other.[516]

 

III. The grace which is exhibited in or by the sacraments rightly used, is not

conferred by any power in them; neither doth the efficacy of a sacrament depend

upon the piety or intention of him that doth administer it:[517] but upon the work of

the Spirit,[518] and the word of institution, which contains, together with a precept

authorizing the use thereof, a promise of benefit to worthy receivers.[519]

 

IV. There be only two sacraments ordained by Christ our Lord in the Gospel; that is

to say, baptism, and the Supper of the Lord: neither of which may be dispensed by

any, but by a minister of the Word lawfully ordained.[520]

 

V. The sacraments of the old testament, in regard of the spiritual things thereby

signified and exhibited, were, for substance, the same with those of the new.[521]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXVIII

Of Baptism

 

I. Baptism is a sacrament of the new testament, ordained by Jesus Christ,[522] not

only for the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible church;[523] but

also, to be unto him a sign and seal of the covenant of grace,[524] of his ingrafting

into Christ,[525] of regeneration,[526] of remission of sins,[527] and of his giving up

unto God, through Jesus Christ, to walk in newness of life.[528] Which sacrament is,

by Christ's own appointment, to be continued in his church until the end of the

world.[529]

 

II. The outward element to be used in this sacrament is water, wherewith the party is

to be baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, by

a minister of the gospel, lawfully called thereunto.[530]

 

III. Dipping of the person into the water is not necessary; but baptism is rightly

administered by pouring, or sprinkling water upon the person.[531]

 

IV. Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ,[532]

but also the infants of one, or both, believing parents, are to be baptized.[533]

 

V. Although it be a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance,[534] yet grace

and salvation are not so inseparably annexed unto it, as that no person can be

regenerated, or saved, without it;[535] or, that all that are baptized are undoubtedly

regenerated.[536]

 

VI. The efficacy of baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is

administered;[537] yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance, the grace

promised is not only offered, but really exhibited, and conferred, by the Holy Ghost,

to such (whether of age or infants) as that grace belongeth unto, according to the

counsel of God's own will, in his appointed time.[538]

 

VII. The sacrament of baptism is but once to be administered unto any person.[539]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXIX

Of the Lord's Supper

 

I. Our Lord Jesus, in the night wherein he was betrayed, instituted the sacrament of

his body and blood, called the Lord's Supper, to be observed in his church, unto the

end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance of the sacrifice of himself in his

death; the sealing all benefits thereof unto true believers, their spiritual nourishment

and growth in him, their further engagement in and to all duties which they owe unto

him; and, to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him, and with each

other, as members of his mystical body.[540]

 

 

II. In this sacrament, Christ is not offered up to his Father; nor any real sacrifice

made at all, for remission of sins of the quick or dead;[541] but only a

commemoration of that one offering up of himself, by himself, upon the cross, once

for all: and a spiritual oblation of all possible praise unto God, for the same:[542] so

that the popish sacrifice of the mass (as they call it) is most abominably injurious to

Christ's one, only sacrifice, the alone propitiation for all the sins of his elect.[543]

 

III. The Lord Jesus hath, in this ordinance, appointed his ministers to declare his

word of institution to the people; to pray, and bless the elements of bread and wine,

and thereby to set them apart from a common to an holy use; and to take and break

the bread, to take the cup, and (they communicating also themselves) to give both

to the communicants;[544] but to none who are not then present in the

congregation.[545]

 

IV. Private masses, or receiving this sacrament by a priest, or any other, alone;[546]

as likewise, the denial of the cup to the people,[547] worshiping the elements, the

lifting them up, or carrying them about, for adoration, and the reserving them for any

pretended religious use; are all contrary to the nature of this sacrament, and to the

institution of Christ.[548]

 

V. The outward elements in this sacrament, duly set apart to the uses ordained by

Christ, have such relation to him crucified, as that, truly, yet sacramentally only, they

are sometimes called by the name of the things they represent, to wit, the body and

blood of Christ;[549] albeit, in substance and nature, they still remain truly and only

bread and wine, as they were before.[550]

 

VI. That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into

the substance of Christ's body and blood (commonly called transubstantiation) by

consecration of a priest, or by any other way, is repugnant, not to Scripture alone,

but even to common sense, and reason; overthroweth the nature of the sacrament,

and hath been, and is, the cause of manifold superstitions; yea, of gross

idolatries.[551]

 

VII. Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements, in this

sacrament,[552] do then also, inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally

and corporally but spiritually, receive, and feed upon, Christ crucified, and all

benefits of his death: the body and blood of Christ being then, not corporally or

carnally, in, with, or under the bread and wine; yet, as really, but spiritually, present

to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their

outward senses.[553]

 

VIII. Although ignorant and wicked men receive the outward elements in this

sacrament; yet, they receive not the thing signified thereby; but, by their unworthy

coming thereunto, are guilty of the body and blood of the Lord, to their own

damnation. Wherefore, all ignorant and ungodly persons, as they are unfit to enjoy

communion with him, so are they unworthy of the Lord's table; and cannot, without

great sin against Christ, while they remain such, partake of these holy

mysteries,[554] or be admitted thereunto.[555]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXX

Of Church Censures

 

I. The Lord Jesus, as King and Head of his church, hath therein appointed a

government, in the hand of church officers, distinct from the civil magistrate.[556]

 

II. To these officers the keys of the kingdom of heaven are committed; by virtue

whereof, they have power, respectively, to retain, and remit sins; to shut that

kingdom against the impenitent, both by the Word, and censures; and to open it

unto penitent sinners, by the ministry of the gospel; and by absolution from

censures, as occasion shall require.[557]

 

III. Church censures are necessary, for the reclaiming and gaining of offending

brethren, for deterring of others from the like offenses, for purging out of that leaven

which might infect the whole lump, for vindicating the honor of Christ, and the holy

profession of the gospel, and for preventing the wrath of God, which might justly fall

upon the church, if they should suffer his covenant, and the seals thereof, to be

profaned by notorious and obstinate offenders.[558]

 

IV. For the better attaining of these ends, the officers of the church are to proceed

by admonition; suspension from the sacrament of the Lord's Supper for a season;

and by excommunication from the church; according to the nature of the crime, and

demerit of the person.[559]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXXI

Of Synods and Councils

 

I. For the better government, and further edification of the church, there ought to be

such assemblies as are commonly called synods or councils:[560] and it belongeth

to the overseers and other rulers of the particular churches, by virtue of their office,

and the power which Christ hath given them for edification and not for destruction, to

appoint such assemblies;[561] and to convene together in them, as often as they

shall judge it expedient for the good of the church.[562]

 

II. It belongeth to synods and councils, ministerially to determine controversies of

faith, and cases of conscience; to set down rules and directions for the better

ordering of the public worship of God, and government of his church; to receive

complaints in cases of maladministration, and authoritatively to determine the same:

which decrees and determinations, if consonant to the Word of God, are to be

received with reverence and submission; not only for their agreement with the Word,

but also for the power whereby they are made, as being an ordinance of God

appointed thereunto in his Word.[563]

 

III. All synods or councils, since the Apostles? times, whether general or particular,

may err; and many have erred. Therefore they are not to be made the rule of faith,

or practice; but to be used as a help in both.[564]

 

IV. Synods and councils are to handle, or conclude nothing, but that which is

ecclesiastical: and are not to intermeddle with civil affairs which concern the

commonwealth, unless by way of humble petition in cases extraordinary; or, by way

of advice, for satisfaction of conscience, if they be thereunto required by the civil

magistrate.[565]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXXII

Of the State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead

 State of Men after Death, and of the Resurrection of the Dead"

 

I. The bodies of men, after death, return to dust, and see corruption:[566] but their

souls, which neither die nor sleep, having an immortal subsistence, immediately

return to God who gave them:[567] the souls of the righteous, being then made

perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the

face of God, in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies.[568]

And the souls of the wicked are cast into hell, where they remain in torments and

utter darkness, reserved to the judgment of the great day.[569] Besides these two

places, for souls separated from their bodies, the Scripture acknowledgeth none.

 

II. At the last day, such as are found alive shall not die, but be changed:[570] and all

the dead shall be raised up, with the selfsame bodies, and none other (although with

different qualities), which shall be united again to their souls forever.[571]

 

III. The bodies of the unjust shall, by the power of Christ, be raised to dishonor: the

bodies of the just, by his Spirit, unto honor; and be made conformable to his own

glorious body.[572]

 

 

 

CHAPTER XXXIII

Of the Last Judgment

 

I. God hath appointed a day, wherein he will judge the world, in righteousness, by

Jesus Christ,[573] to whom all power and judgment is given of the Father.[574] In

which day, not only the apostate angels shall be judged,[575] but likewise all

persons that have lived upon earth shall appear before the tribunal of Christ, to give

an account of their thoughts, words, and deeds; and to receive according to what

they have done in the body, whether good or evil.[576]

 

II. The end of God's appointing this day is for the manifestation of the glory of his

mercy, in the eternal salvation of the elect; and of his justice, in the damnation of the

reprobate, who are wicked and disobedient. For then shall the righteous go into

everlasting life, and receive that fullness of joy and refreshing, which shall come

from the presence of the Lord; but the wicked who know not God, and obey not the

gospel of Jesus Christ, shall be cast into eternal torments, and be punished with

everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his

power.[577]

 

III. As Christ would have us to be certainly persuaded that there shall be a day of

judgment, both to deter all men from sin; and for the greater consolation of the godly

in their adversity:[578] so will he have that day unknown to men, that they may

shake off all carnal security, and be always watchful, because they know not at what

hour the Lord will come; and may be ever prepared to say, Come Lord Jesus, come

quickly, Amen.[579]

 

 

Finis.

 

 

 

FOOTNOTES

 

[1] Romans 2:14-15. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature

the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto

themselves: Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience

also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing

one another.

Romans 1:19-20. Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for

God hath showed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of

the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his

eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

Psalm 19:1-3. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his

handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Romans 1:32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such

things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do

them.

Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that

judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that

judgest doest the same things.

 

    

[2] 1 Corinthians 1:21. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew

not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

1 Corinthians 2:13-14. Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's

wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with

spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they

are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually

discerned.

 

 

[3] Hebrews 1:1. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past

unto the fathers by the prophets.

 

 

[4] Proverbs 22:19-21. That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to

thee this day, even to thee. Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels

and knowledge, That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that

thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

Luke 1:3-4. It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of all

things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, That

thou mightest know the certainty of those things, wherein thou hast been instructed.

Romans 15:4. For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our

learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

Matthew 4:4, 7, 10. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by

bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.... Jesus

said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.... Then

saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the

Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Isaiah 8:19, 20. And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have

familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people

seek unto their God? for the living to the dead?... To the law and to the testimony: if

they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.

 

 

[5] 2 Timothy 3:15. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which

are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that

ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the

day star arise in your hearts.

 

 

[6] Hebrews 1:1-2. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time

past unto the fathers by the prophets, Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his

Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

 

 

[7] Luke 16:29, 31. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let

them hear them.... And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets,

neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

Ephesians 2:20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,

Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.

Revelation 22:18-19. For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the

prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto

him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from

the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book

of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

2 Timothy 3:16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 

 

[8] Luke 24:27, 44. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded

unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.... And he said unto

them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all

things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets,

and in the psalms, concerning me.

Romans 3:2. Much every way: chiefly, because that unto them were committed the

oracles of God.

2 Peter 1:21. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men

of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

 

 

[9] 2 Peter 1:19, 21. We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do

well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day

dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts.... For the prophecy came not in old time

by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy

Ghost.

2 Timothy 3:16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for

doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

1 John 5:9. If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is

the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son.

1 Thessalonians 2:13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because,

when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the

word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in

you that believe.

 

 

[10] 1 Timothy 3:15. But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to

behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar

and ground of the truth.

 

 

[11] 1 John 2:20, 27. But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all

things.... But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye

need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all

things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in

him.

John 16:13-14. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into

all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he

speak: and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive

of mine, and shall show it unto you.

1 Corinthians 2:10-12. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the

Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the

things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God

knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the

world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely

given to us of God.

Isaiah 59:21. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit

that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out

of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's

seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

 

 

[12] 2 Timothy 3:15-17. And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures,

which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ

Jesus. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for

reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be

perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

Galatians 1:8-9. But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel

unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we

said before, so say I now again, if any man preach any other gospel unto you than

that ye have received, let him be accursed.

2 Thessalonians 2:2. That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by

spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

 

 

[13] John 6:45. It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.

Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto

me.

1 Corinthians 2:9-12. But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither

have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them

that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit

searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. For what man knoweth the things

of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth

no man, but the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but

the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of

God.

 

 

[14] 1 Corinthians 11:13-14. Judge in yourselves: is it comely that a woman pray

unto God uncovered? Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long

hair, it is a shame unto him?

1 Corinthians 14:26, 40. How is it then, brethren? when ye come together, every one

of you hath a psalm, hath a doctrine, hath a tongue, hath a revelation, hath an

interpretation. Let all things be done unto edifying.... Let all things be done decently

and in order.

 

 

[15] 2 Peter 3:16. As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things: in

which are some things hard to be understood, which they that are unlearned and

unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

 

 

[16] Psalm 119:105, 130. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

 

 

[17] Matthew 5:18. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or

one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

 

 

[18] Isaiah 8:20. To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this

word, it is because there is no light in them.

Acts 15:15. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written.

John 5:39, 46. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and

they are they which testify of me. For had ye believed Moses, ye would have

believed me: for he wrote of me.

 

 

[19] John 5:39. Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and

they are they which testify of me.

 

 

[20] 1 Corinthians 14:6, 9, 11-12, 24, 27-28. Now, brethren, if I come undo you

speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you, except I shall speak to you either by

revelation, or by knowledge, of by prophesying, or by doctrine?... So likewise ye,

except ye utter by the tongue words easy to be understood, how shall it be known

what is spoken? for ye shall speak into the air.... Therefore if I know not the meaning

of the voice, I shall be unto him that speaketh a barbarian, and he that speaketh

shall be a barbarian unto me. Even so ye, forasmuch as ye are zealous of spiritual

gifts, seek that ye may excel to the edifying of the church.... But if all prophesy, and

there come in one that believeth not, or one unlearned, he is convinced of all, he is

judged of all.... If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the

most three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter,

let him keep silence in the church; and let him speak to himself, and to God.

 

 

[21] Colossians 3:16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;

teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs,

singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

 

 

[22] Romans 15:4. For whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for

our learning; that we, through patience and comfort of the scriptures, might have

hope.

 

 

[23] 2 Peter 1:20-21. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any

private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but

holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

Acts 15:15-16. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, After this

I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I

will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up.

 

 

[24] Matthew 22:29, 31. Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing

the scriptures, nor the power of God. But as touching the resurrection of the dead,

have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying.

Ephesians 2:20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets,

Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.

Acts 28:25. And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that

Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Isaiah the prophet unto

our fathers.

 

 

[25] Deuteronomy 6:4. Hear, O Israel; The LORD our God is one LORD.

1 Corinthians 8:4, 6. As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are

offered in sacrifice unto idols, we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that

there is none other God by one.... But to us there is but one God, the Father, of

whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all

things, and we by him.

 

 

[26] 1 Thessalonians 1:9. For they themselves show of us what manner of entering

in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and

true God.

Jeremiah 10:10. But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an

everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be

able to abide his indignation.

 

 

[27] Job 11:7-9. Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the

Almighty unto perfection? It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than

hell; what canst thou know? The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and

broader than the sea.

Job 26:14. Lo, these are parts of his ways; but how little a portion is heard of him?

but the thunder of his power who can understand?

 

 

[28] John 4:24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit

and in truth.

 

 

[29] 1 Timothy 1:17. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise

God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

[30] Deuteronomy 4:15-16. Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye

saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out

of the midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image,

the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female.

John 4:24. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and

in truth.

Luke 24:39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see;

for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

 

 

[31] Acts 14:11, 15. And when the people saw what Paul had done, they lifted up

their voices, saying in the speech of Lycaonia, The gods are come down to us in the

likeness of men.... And saying, Sirs, why do ye these things? We also are men of

like passions with you, and preach unto you that ye should turn from these vanities

unto the living God, which made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all things that

are therein.

 

 

[32] James 1:17. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh

down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of

turning.

Malachi 3:6. For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not

consumed.

 

 

[33] 1 Kings 8:27. But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and

heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have

builded?

Jeremiah 23:23-24. Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?

Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do

not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

 

 

[34] Psalm 90:2. Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed

the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

1 Timothy 1:17. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be

honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

[35] Psalm 145:3. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is

unsearchable.

 

 

[36] Genesis 17:1. And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD

appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and

be thou perfect.

Revelation 4:8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they

were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy,

Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

 

 

[37] Romans 16:27. To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

 

 

[38] Isaiah 6:3. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD

of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Revelation 4:8. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they

were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy,

Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

 

 

[39] Psalm 115:3. But our God is in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath

pleased.

 

 

[40] Exodus 3:14. And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus

shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

 

 

[41] Ephesians 1:11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being

predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the

counsel of his own will.

 

 

[42] Proverbs 16:4. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the

wicked for the day of evil.

Romans 11:36. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be

glory for ever. Amen.

 

 

[43] 1 John 4:8, 16. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.... And we

have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that

dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.

 

 

[44] Exodus 34:6-7. And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The

LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in

goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and

transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity

of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and

to the fourth generation.

 

 

[45] Hebrews 11:6. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that

cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that

diligently seek him.

 

 

[46] Nehemiah 9:32-33. Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the

terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, let not all the trouble seem little

before thee, that hath come upon us, on our kings, on our princes, and on our

priests, and on our prophets, and on our fathers, and on all thy people, since the

time of the kings of Assyria unto this day. Howbeit thou art just in all that is brought

upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly.

 

 

[47] Psalm 5:5-6. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of

iniquity. Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: the LORD will abhor the bloody

and deceitful man.

 

 

[48] Nahum 1:2-3. God is jealous, and the LORD revengeth; the LORD revengeth,

and is furious; the LORD will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth

wrath for his enemies. The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not

at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm,

and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Exodus 34:7. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and

sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon

the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth

generation.

 

 

[49] John 5:26. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to

have life in himself.

 

 

[50] Acts 7:2. And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory

appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt

in Charran.

 

 

[51] Psalm 119:68. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

 

 

[52] 1 Timothy 6:15. Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only

Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Romans 9:5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ

came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

 

 

[53] Acts 17:24-25. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is

Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is

worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to

all life, and breath, and all things.

 

 

[54] Job 22:2-3. Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be

profitable unto himself? Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or

is it gain to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

 

 

[55] Romans 11:36. For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom

be glory for ever. Amen.

 

 

[56] Revelation 4:11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and

power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were

created. 1 Timothy 6:15. Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and

only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.

Daniel 4:25, 35. That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with

the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall

wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou

know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever

he will. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth

according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth:

and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

 

 

[57] Hebrews 4:13. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but

all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.

 

 

[58] Romans 11:33-34. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge

of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For

who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?

Psalm 147:5. Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

 

 

[59] Acts 15:18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Ezekiel 11:5. And the Spirit of the LORD fell upon me, and said unto me, Speak;

Thus saith the LORD; Thus have ye said, O house of Israel: for I know the things

that come into your mind, every one of them.

 

 

[60] Psalm 145:17. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

Romans 7:12. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and

good.

 

 

[61] Revelation 5:12-14. Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain

to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and

blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the

earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing,

and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and

unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and

twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever.

 

 

[62] 1 John 5:7. For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the

Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

Matthew 3:16-17. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the

water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God

descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying,

This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name

of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

2 Corinthians 13:14. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and

the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

 

 

[63] John 1:14, 18. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we

beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and

truth.... No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the

bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

 

 

[64] John 15:26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from

the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall

testify of me.

Galatians 4:6. And Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son

into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

 

 

 

[65] Ephesians 1:11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being

predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the

counsel of his own will.

Romans 11:33. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Hebrews 6:17.

Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the

immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath.

Romans 9:15, 18. For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have

mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.... Therefore

hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

 

 

[66] James 1:13, 17. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for

God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. Every good gift and

every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with

whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

1 John 1:5. This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto

you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

 

 

[67] Acts 2:23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge

of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.

Matthew 17:12. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him

not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of

man suffer of them.

Acts 4:27-28. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,

both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were

gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined

before to be done.

John 19:11. Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me,

except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath

the greater sin.

Proverbs 16:33. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the

LORD.

 

 

[68] Acts 15:18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

1 Samuel 23:11-12. Will the men of Keilah deliver me up into his hand? will Saul

come down, as thy servant hath heard? O LORD God of Israel, I beseech thee, tell

thy servant. And the LORD said, He will come down. Then said David, Will the men

of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul? And the LORD said, They

will deliver thee up.

Matthew 11:21, 23. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the

mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they

would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.... And thou, Capernaum,

which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works,

which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained

until this day.

 

 

[69] Romans 9:11, 13, 16, 18. (For the children being not yet born, neither having

done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand,

not of works, but of him that calleth;)... As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau

have I hated.... So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of

God that showeth mercy.... Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy,

and whom he will he hardeneth.

 

 

[70] 1 Timothy 5:21. I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the

elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another,

doing nothing by partiality.

Matthew 25:41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me,

ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

 

 

[71] Romans 9:22-23. What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power

known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which

he had afore prepared unto glory.

Ephesians 1:5-6. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus

Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, To the praise of the

glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

Proverbs 16:4. The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for

the day of evil.

 

 

[72] 2 Timothy 2:19. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this

seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name

of Christ depart from iniquity.

John 13:18. I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture

may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

 

 

[73] Ephesians 1:4, 9, 11. According as he hath chosen us in him before the

foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in

love:... Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good

pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:... In whom also we have obtained an

inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all

things after the counsel of his own wilL.

Romans 8:30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom

he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

2 Timothy 1:9. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according

to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in

Christ Jesus before the world began.

1 Thessalonians 5:9. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation

by our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

[74] Romans 9:11, 13, 16. (For the children being not yet born, neither having done

any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of

works, but of him that calleth;)... As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I

hated.... So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that

showeth mercy.

Ephesians 1:4, 9. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of

the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. Having

made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which

he hath purposed in himself.

 

 

[75] Ephesians 1:6, 12. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath

made us accepted in the beloved.... That we should be to the praise of his glory,

who first trusted in Christ.

 

 

[76] 1 Peter 1:2. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through

sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus

Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

Ephesians 1:4, 5. According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of

the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having

predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according

to the good pleasure of his will.

Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good

works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

2 Thessalonians 2:13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you,

brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to

salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

 

 

[77] 1 Thessalonians 5:9-10. For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain

salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep,

we should live together with him.

Titus 2:14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and

purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

 

 

[78] Romans 8:30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and

whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also

glorified.

Ephesians 1:5. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus

Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

2 Thessalonians 2:13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you,

brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to

salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

 

 

[79] 1 Peter 1:5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation

ready to be revealed in the last time.

 

 

[80] John 17:9. I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast

given me; for they are thine.

Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love

God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

John 6:64-65. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the

beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said,

Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto

him of my Father.

John 10:26. But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

John 8:47. He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not,

because ye are not of God.

1 John 2:19. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of

us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might

be made manifest that they were not all of us.

 

 

[81] Matthew 11:25-26. At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O

Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise

and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed

good in thy sight.

Romans 9:17-18, 21-22. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same

purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my

name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore hath he mercy on whom

he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.... Hath not the potter power

over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto

dishonour? What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known,

endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.

2 Timothy 2:19-20. Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this

seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name

of Christ depart from iniquity. But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold

and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to

dishonour. Jude 4. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of

old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into

lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 2:8. And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which

stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

 

 

[82] Romans 9:20. Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the

thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?

Romans 11:33. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Deuteronomy 29:29. The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those

things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may

do all the words of this law.

 

 

[83] 2 Peter 1:10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your

calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

 

 

[84] Ephesians 1:6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us

accepted in the beloved.

Romans 11:33. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!

how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

 

 

[85] Romans 11:5-6, 20. Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant

according to the election of grace. And if by grace, then is it no more of works:

otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace:

otherwise work is no more work.... For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were

free from righteousness.

2 Peter 1:10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling

and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

Romans 8:33. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that

justifieth.

Luke 10:20. Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you;

but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

 

 

[86] Hebrews 1:2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath

appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

John 1:2-3. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him;

and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Genesis 1:2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the

face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Job 26:13. By his spirit he hath garnished the heavens; his hand hath formed the

crooked serpent.

Job 33:4. The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath

given me life.

 

 

[87] Romans 1:20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are

clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power

and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Jeremiah 10:12. He hath made the

earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched

out the heavens by his discretion.

Psalm 104:24. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made

them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 33:5-6 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the

goodness of the LORD. By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all

the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

 

 

[88] Genesis 1. Hebrews 11:3. Through faith we understand that the worlds were

framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things

which do appear.

Colossians 1:16. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are

in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or

principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

Acts 17:24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of

heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

 

 

[89] Genesis 1:27. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God

created he him; male and female created he them.

 

 

[90] Genesis 2:7. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and

breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Ecclesiastes 12:7. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit

shall return unto God who gave it.

Luke 23:43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be

with me in paradise.

Matthew 10:28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the

soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

 

 

[91] Genesis 1:26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:

and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and

over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth

upon the earth.

Colossians 3:10. And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge

after the image of him that created him.

Ephesians 4:24. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in

righteousness and true holiness.

 

 

[92] Romans 2:14-15. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature

the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto

themselves: Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience

also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing

one another.

 

 

[93] Ecclesiastes 7:29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright;

but they have sought out many inventions.

 

 

[94] Genesis 3:6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and

that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took

of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did

eat.

Ecclesiastes 7:29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but

they have sought out many inventions.

 

 

[95] Genesis 2:17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not

eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3:8-11, 23. And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the

garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the

presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. And the LORD God

called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy

voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he

said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I

commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?... Therefore the LORD God sent him

forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.

 

 

[96] Genesis 1:26, 28. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our

likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of

the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that

creepeth upon the earth. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be

fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over

the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that

moveth upon the earth.

 

 

[97] Hebrews 1:3. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of

his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by

himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

 

 

[98] Daniel 4:34-35. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine

eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the

most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is

an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all

the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his

will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can

stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Psalm 135:6. Whatsoever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in

the seas, and all deep places.

Acts 17:25-28. Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any

thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; And hath made of one

blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined

the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should

seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far

from every one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain

also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

Job 38-41.

 

 

[99] Matthew 10:29-31. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them

shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are

all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

 

 

[100] Proverbs 15:3. The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil

and the good.

Psalm 104:24. O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made

them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 145:17. The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

 

 

[101] Acts 15:18. Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Psalm 94:8-11. Understand, ye brutish among the people: and ye fools, when will ye

be wise? He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? he that formed the eye, shall he

not see? He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man

knowledge, shall not he know? The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they

are vanity.

 

 

[102] Ephesians 1:11. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being

predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the

counsel of his own will.

Psalm 33:10-11. The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he

maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the LORD standeth

for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

 

 

[103] Isaiah 63:14. As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD

caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

Ephesians 3:10. To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in

heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God.

Romans 9:17. For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose

have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might

be declared throughout all the earth.

Genesis 45:7. And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth,

and to save your lives by a great deliverance. Psalm 145:7. They shall abundantly

utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

 

 

[104] Acts 2:23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge

of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain.

 

 

[105] Genesis 8:22. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and

heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Jeremiah 31:35.

Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of

the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves

thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:

Exodus 21:13. And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I

will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

Deuteronomy 19:5. As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew

wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head

slippeth from the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee

unto one of those cities, and live:

1 Kings 22:28, 34. And Micaiah said, If thou return at all in peace, the LORD hath

not spoken by me. And he said, Hearken, O people, every one of you. And a certain

man drew a bow at a venture, and smote the king of Israel between the joints of the

harness: wherefore he said unto the driver of his chariot, Turn thine hand, and carry

me out of the host; for I am wounded.

Isaiah 10:6-7. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people

of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to

tread them down like the mire of the streets. Howbeit he meaneth not so, neither

doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not a few.

 

 

[106] Acts 27:31, 44. Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these

abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved. And the rest, some on boards, and some on

broken pieces of the ship. And so it came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

Isaiah 55:10-11. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and

returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it

may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth

forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that

which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

Hosea 2:21-22. And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, I

will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth; And the earth shall hear the

corn, and the wine, and the oil; and they shall hear Jezreel.

 

 

[107] Hosea 1:7. But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them

by the LORD their God, and will not save them by bow, nor by sword, nor by battle,

by horses, nor by horsemen.

Matthew 4:4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread

alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Job 34:10. Therefore hearken unto me, ye men of understanding: far be it from God,

that he should do wickedness; and from the Almighty, that he should commit iniquity.

 

 

[108] Romans 4:19-21. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body

now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of

Sara's womb: He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was

strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had

promised, he was able also to perform.

 

 

[109] 2 Kings 6:6. And the man of God said, Where fell it? And he showed him the

place. And he cut down a stick, and cast it in thither; and the iron did swim.

Daniel 3:27. And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors,

being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power,

nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell

of fire had passed on them.

 

 

[110] Romans 11:32-34. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might

have mercy upon all. O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of

God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who

hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor? 2 Samuel 24:1.

And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David

against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

1 Chronicles 21:1. And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to

number Israel.

1 Kings 22:22-23. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go

forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou

shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the

LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD

hath spoken evil concerning thee.

1 Chronicles 10:4. Then said Saul to his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust

me through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his

armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and fell upon

it.

2 Samuel 16:10. And the king said, What have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah?

so let him curse, because the LORD hath said unto him, Curse David. Who shall

then say, Wherefore hast thou done so?

Acts 2:23. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of

God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:

Acts 4:27-28. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,

both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were

gathered together, For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined

before to be done.

 

 

[111] Acts 14:16. Who in times past suffered all nations to walk in their own ways.

 

 

 

 

[112] Psalm 76:10. Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath

shalt thou restrain.

2 Kings 19:28. Because thy rage against me and thy tumult is come up into mine

ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn

thee back by the way by which thou camest.

 

 

[113] Genesis 50:20. But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it

unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.

Isaiah 10:6-7, 12. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the

people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey,

and to tread them down like the mire of the streets. Howbeit he meaneth not so,

neither doth his heart think so; but it is in his heart to destroy and cut off nations not

a few.... Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his

whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout

heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

 

 

[114] James 1:13-14, 17. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God:

for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is

tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.... Every good gift and

every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with

whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

1 John 2:16. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes,

and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Psalm 50:21. These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I

was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order

before thine eyes.

 

 

[115] 2 Chronicles 32:25-26, 31. But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the

benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up: therefore there was wrath upon

him, and upon Judah and Jerusalem. Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for

the pride of his heart, both he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of

the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah.... Howbeit in the business of

the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to inquire of the

wonder that was done in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all

that was in his heart.

2 Samuel 24:1. And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he

moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

 

 

[116] 2 Corinthians 12:7-9. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the

abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the

messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this

thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me,

My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most

gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest

upon me.

Psalm 77:1, 10, 12. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice;

and he gave ear unto me.... And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the

years of the right hand of the most High.... I will meditate also of all thy work, and

talk of thy doings.

Mark 14:66-72 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the

maids of the high priest: And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon

him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I

know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch;

and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood

by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by

said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy

speech agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this

man of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to

mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny

me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

John 21:15-17. So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of

Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest

that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second

time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou

knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the

third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said

unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest

all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

 

 

[117] Romans 1:24, 26, 28. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness

through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between

themselves.... For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their

women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.... And even as

they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a

reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.

Romans 11:7-8. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but

the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded (According as it is written,

God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears

that they should not hear;) unto this day.

 

 

[118] Deuteronomy 29:4. Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and

eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.

 

 

[119] Matthew 13:12. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have

more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that

he hath.

Matthew 25:29. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have

abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which he hath.

 

 

[120] Deuteronomy 2:30. But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him:

for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he

might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

2 Kings 8:12-13. And Hazael said, Why weepeth my lord? And he answered,

Because I know the evil that thou wilt do unto the children of Israel: their strong

holds wilt thou set on fire, and their young men wilt thou slay with the sword, and wilt

dash their children, and rip up their women with child. And Hazael said, But what, is

thy servant a dog, that he should do this great thing? And Elisha answered, The

LORD hath showed me that thou shalt be king over Syria.

 

 

[121] Psalm 81:11-12. But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel

would none of me. So I gave them up unto their own hearts? lust: and they walked in

their own counsels.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them

that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be

saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should

believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had

pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

 

[122] Exodus 7:3. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my

wonders in the land of Egypt.

Exodus 8:15, 32. But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his

heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.... And Pharaoh

hardened his heart at this time also, neither would he let the people go.

2 Corinthians 2:15-16. For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that

are saved, and in them that perish: To the one we are the savour of death unto

death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these

things?

Isaiah 8:14. And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a

rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the

inhabitants of Jerusalem.

1 Peter 2:7-8. Unto you therefore which believe he is precious: but unto them which

be disobedient, the stone which the builders disallowed, the same is made the head

of the corner, And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which

stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

Isaiah 6:9-10. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand

not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. Make the heart of this people fat, and

make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear

with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Acts 28:26-27. Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and

shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: For the heart of this

people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they

closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and

understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

 

 

[123] 1 Timothy 4:10. For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we

trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

Amos 9:8-9. Behold, the eyes of the Lord God are upon the sinful kingdom, and I will

destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the

house of Jacob, saith the LORD. For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of

Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain

fall upon the earth.

Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love

God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Isaiah 43:3-5, 14. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I

gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. Since thou wast precious in

my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give

men for thee, and people for thy life. Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed

from the east, and gather thee from the west.... Thus saith the LORD, your

redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; For your sake I have sent to Babylon, and have

brought down all their nobles, and the Chaldeans, whose cry is in the ships.

 

 

[124] Genesis 3:13. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou

hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

2 Corinthians 11:3. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve

through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in

Christ.

 

 

[125] Romans 11:32. For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might

have mercy upon all.

 

 

[126] Genesis 3:6-8. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and

that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took

of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did

eat. And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;

and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. And they heard

the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam

and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees

of the garden.

Ecclesiastes 7:29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but

they have sought out many inventions.

Romans 3:23. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

 

 

[127] Genesis 2:17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not

eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Ephesians 2:1. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins.

 

 

[128] Titus 1:15. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and

unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Genesis 6:5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and

that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Jeremiah 17:9. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who

can know it?

Romans 3:10-18. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is

none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone

out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth

good, no, not one. Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have

used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: Whose mouth is full of cursing

and bitterness: Their feet are swift to shed blood: Destruction and misery are in their

ways: And the way of peace have they not known: There is no fear of God before

their eyes.

 

 

[129] Genesis 1:27-28. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God

created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God

said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and

have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every

living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Genesis 2:16-17. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of

the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,

thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Acts 17:26. And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the

face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds

of their habitation.

Romans 5:12, 15-19. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and

death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.... But not

as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be

dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man,

Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is

the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many

offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much

more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall

reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment

came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free

gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience

many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made

righteous.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22, 45, 49. For since by man came death, by man came also

the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be

made alive.... And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the

last Adam was made a quickening spirit.... And as we have borne the image of the

earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

 

 

[130] Psalm 51:5. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother

conceive me.

Genesis 5:3. And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his

own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth.

Job 14:4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one.

Job 15:14. What is man, that he should be clean? and he which is born of a woman,

that he should be righteous?

 

 

 

[131] Romans 5:6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died

for the ungodly.

Romans 8:7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to

the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Romans 7:18. For I know that in me(that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for

to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Colossians 1:21. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind

by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled.

 

 

[132] Genesis 6:5. And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth,

and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Genesis 8:21. And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I

will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of

man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing

living, as I have done.

Romans 3:10-12. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is

none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. They are all gone

out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth

good, no, not one.

 

 

[133] James 1:14-15. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own

lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when

it is finished, bringeth forth death.

Ephesians 2:2-3. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this

world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in

the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in

times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;

and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

Matthew 15:19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries,

fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

 

 

[134] 1 John 1:8, 10. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the

truth is not in us.... If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his

word is not in us.

Romans 7:14, 17-18, 23. For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold

under sin.... Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I

know that in me(that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present

with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.... But I see another law in

my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to

the law of sin which is in my members.

James 3:2. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same

is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Proverbs 20:9. Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

Ecclesiastes 7:20. For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and

sinneth not.

 

 

[135] Romans 7:5, 7-8, 25. For when we were in the flesh, the motions of sins, which

were by the law, did work in our members to bring forth fruit unto death.... What

shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the

law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. But sin,

taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence.

For without the law sin was dead.... I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So

then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Galatians 5:17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the

flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things

that ye would.

 

 

[136] 1 John 3:4. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is

the transgression of the law.

 

 

[137] Romans 2:15. Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their

conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or

else excusing one another.

Romans 3:9, 19. What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have

before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin.... Now we know

that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that

every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.

 

 

[138] Ephesians 2:3. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in

the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by

nature the children of wrath, even as others.

 

 

[139] Galatians 3:10. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the

curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are

written in the book of the law to do them.

 

 

[140] Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

[141] Ephesians 4:18. Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the

life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their

heart.

 

 

[142] Romans 8:20. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by

reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope.

Lamentations 3:39. Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the

punishment of his sins?

 

 

[143] Matthew 25:41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from

me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

2 Thessalonians 1:9. Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the

presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

 

 

[144] Isaiah 40:13-17. Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his

counseller hath taught him? With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him,

and taught him in the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and showed to

him the way of understanding? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and

are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a

very little thing. And Lebanon is not sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof

sufficient for a burnt offering. All nations before him are as nothing; and they are

counted to him less than nothing, and vanity.

Job 9:32-33. For he is not a man, as I am, that I should answer him, and we should

come together in judgment. Neither is there any daysman betwixt us, that might lay

his hand upon us both.

1 Samuel 2:25. If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a

man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened

not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them.

Psalm 113:5-6. Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who

humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!

Psalm 100:2-3. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with

singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we

ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Job 22:2-3. Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable

unto himself? Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain

to him that thou makest thy ways perfect?

Job 35:7-8. If thou be righteous, what givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine

hand? Thy wickedness may hurt a man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit

the son of man.

Luke 17:10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are

commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was

our duty to do.

Acts 17:24-25. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord

of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; Neither is

worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to

all life, and breath, and all things.

 

 

[145] Galatians 3:12. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall

live in them.

 

 

[146] Romans 10:5. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law,

That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

Romans 5:12-20. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death

by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: (For until the law

sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. Nevertheless death

reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the

similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But

not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be

dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man,

Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is

the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many

offences unto justification. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much

more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall

reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment

came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free

gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience

many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made

righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin

abounded, grace did much more abound.

 

 

[147] Genesis 2:17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not

eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Galatians 3:10. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it

is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in

the book of the law to do them.

 

 

[148] Galatians 3:21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if

there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should

have been by the law.

Romans 8:3. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh,

God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin

in the flesh.

Romans 3:20-21. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified

in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. But now the righteousness of God

without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets.

Genesis 3:15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy

seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Isaiah 42:6. I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,

and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the

Gentiles.

 

 

[149] Mark 16:15-16. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach

the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but

he that believeth not shall be damned.

John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that

whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Romans 10:6, 9. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say

not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ down from

above:)... That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe

in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Galatians 3:11. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is

evident: for, The just shall live by faith.

 

 

[150] Ezekiel 36:26-27. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put

within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you

an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my

statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

John 6:44-45. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw

him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they

shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of

the Father, cometh unto me.

 

 

[151] Hebrews 9:15-17. And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament,

that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the

first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal

inheritance. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of

the testator. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no

strength at all while the testator liveth.

Hebrews 7:22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

Luke 22:20. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new

testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

1 Corinthians 11:25. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had

supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye

drink it, in remembrance of me.

 

 

[152] 2 Corinthians 3:6-9. Who also hath made us able ministers of the new

testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth

life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so

that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory

of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration

of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory,

much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

 

 

[153] Hebrews 8-10. Romans 4:11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal

of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he

might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that

righteousness might be imputed unto them also.

Colossians 2:11-12. In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made

without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of

Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the

faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

1 Corinthians 5:7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as

ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

 

 

 

[154] 1 Corinthians 10:1-4. Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be

ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the

sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat

the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of

that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

Hebrews 11:13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having

seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and

confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

John 8:56. Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was

glad.

 

 

[155] Galatians 3:7-9, 14. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same

are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the

heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee

shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful

Abraham.... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through

Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

 

 

[156] Colossians 2:17. Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of

Christ.

 

 

[157] Matthew 28:19-20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in

the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to

observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world. Amen.

1 Corinthians 11:23-25. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered

unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body,

which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also

he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my

blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

 

 

[158] Hebrews 12:22-27. But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the

living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To

the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and

to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the

mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better

things than that of Abel. See that ye refuse not him that speaketh. For if they

escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape,

if we turn away from him that speaketh from heaven: Whose voice then shook the

earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only,

but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those

things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be

shaken may remain.

Jeremiah 31:33-34. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of

Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and

write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they

shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying,

Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest

of them, saith the LORD; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin

no more.

 

 

[159] Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 2:15-19. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of

commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new

man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by

the cross, having slain the enmity thereby: And came and preached peace to you

which were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through him we both have

access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and

foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

 

 

[160] Luke 22:20. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new

testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

 

 

[161] Galatians 3:14, 16. That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles

through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith....

Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds,

as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.

Acts 15:11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall

be saved, even as they.

Romans 3:21-23, 30. But now the righteousness of God without the law is

manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; Even the righteousness of

God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for

there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God....

Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith, and

uncircumcision through faith.

Psalm 32:1. Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.

Romans 4:3, 6, 16-17, 23-24. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God,

and it was counted unto him for righteousness.... Even as David also describeth the

blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works....

Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be

sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of

the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all, (As it is written, I have made thee a

father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth

the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.... Now it was

not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it

shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

 

 

 

162] Isaiah 42:1. Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, in whom my soul

delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the

Gentiles.

1 Peter 1:19-20. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish

and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,

but was manifest in these last times for you.

John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that

whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 Timothy 2:5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the

man Christ Jesus.

 

 

[163] Acts 3:22. For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your

God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things

whatsoever he shall say unto you.

 

 

[164] Hebrews 5:5-6. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest;

but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith

also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

 

 

[165] Psalm 2:6. Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Luke 1:33. And he

shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no

end.

 

 

[166] Ephesians 5:23. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the

head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

 

 

[167] Hebrews 1:2. Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he

hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

 

 

[168] Acts 17:31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the

world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given

assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

 

 

[169] John 17:6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out

of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy

word.

Psalm 22:30. A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a

generation.

Isaiah 53:10. Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when

thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong

his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

 

 

[170] 1 Timothy 2:6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Isaiah 55:4-5. Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and

commander to the people. Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not,

and nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee because of the LORD thy God,

and for the Holy One of Israel; for he hath glorified thee.

1 Corinthians 1:30. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us

wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

 

 

[171] John 1:1, 14. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and

the Word was God.... And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we

beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and

truth.

1 John 5:20. And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an

understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true,

even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life.

Philippians 2:6. Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal

with God.

Galatians 4:4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,

made of a woman, made under the law.

 

 

[172] Hebrews 2:14, 16-17. Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh

and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he

might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.... For verily he took

not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. Wherefore

in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a

merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for

the sins of the people.

Hebrews 4:15. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the

feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

 

 

[173] Luke 1:27, 31, 35. To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of

the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And, behold, thou shalt

conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. And the

angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the

power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which

shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Galatians 4:4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,

made of a woman, made under the law.

 

 

[174] Luke 1:35. And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall

come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore

also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

Colossians 2:9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Romans 9:5. Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ

came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen.

1 Peter 3:18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that

he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

1 Timothy 3:16. And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was

manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the

Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

 

 

[175] Romans 1:3. Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of

the seed of David according to the flesh.

Romans 1:4. And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit

of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

1 Timothy 2:5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the

man Christ Jesus.

 

 

[176] Psalm 45:7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore

God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

John 3:34. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth

not the Spirit by measure unto him.

 

 

[177] Colossians 2:3. In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.

 

 

[178] Colossians 1:19. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.

 

 

[179] Hebrews 7:26. For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless,

undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.

John 1:14. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his

glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

 

 

[180] Acts 10:38. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with

power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil;

for God was with him.

Hebrews 12:24. And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of

sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Hebrews 7:22. By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.

 

 

[181] Hebrews 5:4-5. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is

called of God, as was Aaron. So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high

priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee.

 

 

[182] John 5:22, 27. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment

unto the Son.... And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he

is the Son of man.

Matthew 28:18. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given

unto me in heaven and in earth.

Acts 2:36. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made

that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

 

 

[183] Psalm 40:7-8. Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of

me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Hebrews 10:5-10. Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and

offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burnt offerings and

sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. Then said I, Lo, I come(in the volume of

the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. Above when he said, Sacrifice

and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst

pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy

will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which

will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

John 10:18. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay

it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my

Father.

Philippians 2:8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and

became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

 

[184] Galatians 4:4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his

Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

 

 

[185] Matthew 3:15. And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for

thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

Matthew 5:17. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not

come to destroy, but to fulfil.

 

 

[186] Matthew 26:37-38. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee,

and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is

exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Luke 22:44. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as

it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

Matthew 27:46. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli,

Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

 

 

[187] Matthew 26-27.

 

 

[188] Philippians 2:8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and

became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

 

 

 

189] Acts 2:23-24, 27. Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and

foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and

slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was

not possible that he should be holden of it.... Because thou wilt not leave my soul in

hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Acts 13:37. But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.

Romans 6:9. Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death

hath no more dominion over him.

 

 

[190] 1 Corinthians 15:3-4. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also

received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he

was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: And

that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve.

 

 

[191] John 20:25, 27. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the

Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails,

and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will

not believe.... Then saith he to Thomas, reach hither thy finger, and behold my

hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but

believing.

 

 

[192] Mark 16:19. So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up

into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

 

 

[193] Romans 8:34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather,

that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh

intercession for us.

Hebrews 9:24. For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which

are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of

God for us.

Hebrews 7:25. Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come

unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

 

 

[194] Romans 14:9-10. For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that

he might be Lord both of the dead and living. But why dost thou judge thy brother?

or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the

judgment seat of Christ.

Acts 1:11. Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?

this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like

manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

Acts 10:42. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is

he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

Matthew 13:40-42. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so

shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and

they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do

iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and

gnashing of teeth.

Jude 6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,

he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the

great day.

2 Peter 2:4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to

hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

 

 

[195] Romans 5:19. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so

by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

Hebrews 9:14, 16. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the

eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead

works to serve the living God?... For where a testament is, there must also of

necessity be the death of the testator.

Hebrews 10:14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are

sanctified.

Ephesians 5:2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given

himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Romans 3:25-26. Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his

blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through

the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he

might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

 

 

[196] Daniel 9:24, 26. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy

holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make

reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up

the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.... And after threescore and

two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince

that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be

with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Colossians 1:19-20. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all

things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in

heaven.

Ephesians 1:11, 14. In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being

predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the

counsel of his own will.... Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the

redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

John 17:2. As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal

life to as many as thou hast given him.

Hebrews 9:12, 15. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he

entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us....

And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death,

for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they

which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

 

 

[197] Galatians 4:4-5. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his

Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the

law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Genesis 3:15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy

seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Revelation 13:8. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names

are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

 

 

[198] Hebrews 9:14. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the

eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead

works to serve the living God?

1 Peter 3:18. For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that

he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.

 

 

[199] Acts 20:28. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the

which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he

hath purchased with his own blood.

John 3:13. And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from

heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

1 John 3:16. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for

us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

 

 

[200] John 6:37, 39. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that

cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.... And this is the Father's will which hath sent

me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up

again at the last day.

John 10:15-16. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay

down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them

also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one

shepherd.

 

 

[201] 1 John 2:1-2. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.

And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the

righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for

the sins of the whole world.

Romans 8:34. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is

risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for

us.

 

 

[202] John 15:13, 15. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his

life for his friends.... Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not

what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of

my Father I have made known unto you.

Ephesians 1:7-9. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of

sins, according to the riches of his grace; Wherein he hath abounded toward us in

all wisdom and prudence; Having made known unto us the mystery of his will,

according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself.

John 17:6. I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of

the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.

 

 

[203] John 14:16. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another

Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever.

Hebrews 12:2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the

joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down

at the right hand of the throne of God.

2 Corinthians 4:13. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I

believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.

Romans 8:9, 14. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of

God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his....

For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

Romans 15:18-19. For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ

hath not wrought by me, to make the Gentiles obedient, by word and deed, Through

mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from

Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of

Christ.

John 17:17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

 

 

[204] Psalm 110:1. The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I

make thine enemies thy footstool.

1 Corinthians 15:25-26. For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

Malachi 4:2-3. But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise

with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

And ye shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your

feet in the day that I shall do this, saith the LORD of hosts.

Colossians 2:15. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of

them openly, triumphing over them in it.

 

 

[205] Matthew 17:12. But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew

him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son

of man suffer of them.

James 1:14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and

enticed.

Deuteronomy 30:19. I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I

have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that

both thou and thy seed may live.

 

 

 

[206] Ecclesiastes 7:29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright;

but they have sought out many inventions.

Genesis 1:26. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and

let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and

over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth

upon the earth.

 

 

[207] Genesis 2:16-17. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every

tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good

and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt

surely die.

Genesis 3:6. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it

was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the

fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.

 

 

[208] Romans 5:6. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died

for the ungodly.

Romans 8:7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to

the law of God, neither indeed can be.

John 15:5. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him,

the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

 

 

[209] Romans 3:10, 12. As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one.... They

are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none

that doeth good, no, not one.

 

 

[210] Ephesians 2:1, 5. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses

and sins.... Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with

Christ, (by grace ye are saved).

Colossians 2:13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your

flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses.

 

 

 

 

 

[211] John 6:44, 65. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me

draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day.... And he said, Therefore said I unto

you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.

Ephesians 2:2-5. Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this

world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in

the children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in

times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind;

and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in

mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins,

hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;).

1 Corinthians 2:14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God:

for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are

spiritually discerned.

Titus 3:3-5. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived,

serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one

another. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man

appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his

mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.

 

 

[212] Colossians 1:13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath

translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

John 8:34, 36. Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever

committeth sin is the servant of sin.... If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye

shall be free indeed.

 

 

[213] Philippians 2:13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his

good pleasure.

Romans 6:18, 22. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of

righteousness.... But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,

ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

 

 

[214] Galatians 5:17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against

the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the

things that ye would.

Romans 7:15, 18-19, 21, 23. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do

I not; but what I hate, that do I.... For I know that in me(that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth

no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I

find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do....

I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me.... But I see

another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me

into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

 

 

[215] Ephesians 4:13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge

of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness

of Christ.

Hebrews 12:23. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are

written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made

perfect.

1 John 3:2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what

we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we

shall see him as he is.

Jude 24. Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you

faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy.

 

 

[216] Romans 8:30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and

whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also

glorified.

Romans 11:7. What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but

the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

Ephesians 1:10-11. That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather

together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on

earth; even in him: In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being

predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the

counsel of his own will.

 

 

[217] 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for

you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen

you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: Whereunto

he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 3:3, 6. Forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of

Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God; not

in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart.... Who also hath made us able

ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth,

but the spirit giveth life.

 

 

[218] Romans 8:2. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free

from the law of sin and death.

Ephesians 2:1-5. And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and

sins; Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world,

according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the

children of disobedience: Among whom also we all had our conversation in times

past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and

were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. But God, who is rich in mercy,

for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath

quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved).

2 Timothy 1:9-10. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not

according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was

given us in Christ Jesus before the world began, But is now made manifest by the

appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought

life and immortality to light through the gospel.

 

 

[219] Acts 26:18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and

from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and

inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

1 Corinthians 2:10, 12. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the

Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.... Now we have received,

not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the

things that are freely given to us of God.

Ephesians 1:17-18. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may

give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes

of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his

calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.

 

 

 

[220] Ezekiel 36:26. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within

you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an

heart of flesh.

 

 

[221] Ezekiel 11:19. And I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within

you; and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of

flesh.

Philippians 2:13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good

pleasure.

Deuteronomy 30:6. And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart

of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that

thou mayest live.

Ezekiel 36:27. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my

statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

 

[222] Ephesians 1:19. And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward

who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

John 6:44-45. No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw

him: and I will raise him up at the last day. It is written in the prophets, And they

shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of

the Father, cometh unto me.

 

 

[223] Song of Solomon 1:4. Draw me, we will run after thee.

Psalm 110:3. Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of

holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

John 6:37. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to

me I will in no wise cast out.

Romans 6:16-18. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey,

his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience

unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye

have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being

then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.

 

 

[224] 2 Timothy 1:9. Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not

according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was

given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

Titus 3:4-5. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man

appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his

mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.

Ephesians 2:4-5, 8-9. But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he

loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ,

(by grace ye are saved).... For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of

yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Romans 9:11. For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or

evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of

him that calleth.

 

 

[225] 1 Corinthians 2:14. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of

God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are

spiritually discerned.

Romans 8:7. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to

the law of God, neither indeed can be.

Ephesians 2:5. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with

Christ, (by grace ye are saved).

 

 

[226] John 6:37. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh

to me I will in no wise cast out.

Ezekiel 36:37. Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be inquired of by the house

of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock.

John 5:25. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the

dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.

 

 

[227] Luke 18:15-16. And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch

them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto

him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such

is the kingdom of God.

Acts 2:38-39. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you

in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of

the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are

afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

John 3:3, 5. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,

Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Jesus answered,

Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he

cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

1 John 5:12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God

hath not life.

Romans 8:9. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of

God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

 

 

[228] John 3:8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound

thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one

that is born of the Spirit.

 

 

[229] 1 John 5:12. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of

God hath not life.

Acts 4:12. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under

heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 

 

[230] Matthew 22:14. For many are called, but few are chosen.

 

 

[231] Matthew 7:22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not

prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name

done many wonderful works?

Matthew 13:20-21. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he

that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself,

but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the

word, by and by he is offended.

Hebrews 6:4-5. For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have

tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, And have

tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come.

 

 

[232] John 6:64-66. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from

the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he

said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given

unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked

no more with him.

John 8:24. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe

not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins.

 

 

[233] Acts 4:12. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name

under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

John 14:6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh

unto the Father, but by me.

Ephesians 2:12. That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the

commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no

hope, and without God in the world.

John 4:22. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is

of the Jews.

John 17:3. And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and

Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

 

 

[234] 2 John 9-11 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of

Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the

Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive

him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God

speed is partaker of his evil deeds.

1 Corinthians 16:22. If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema

Maranatha.

Galatians 1:6-8. I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into

the grace of Christ unto another gospel: Which is not another; but there be some

that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. But though we, or an angel

from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached

unto you, let him be accursed.

 

 

[235] Romans 8:30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and

whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also

glorified.

Romans 3:24. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in

Christ Jesus.

 

 

[236] Romans 4:5-8. But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth

the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Even as David also describeth

the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works,

Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered.

Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

2 Corinthians 5:19, 21. To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto

himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the

word of reconciliation.... For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;

that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Romans 3:22, 24-25, 27-28. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of

Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference....

Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare

his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of

God.... Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by

the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the

deeds of the law.

Titus 3:5, 7. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to

his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.... That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the

hope of eternal life.

Ephesians 1:7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of

sins, according to the riches of his grace.

Jeremiah 23:6. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and

this is his name whereby he shall be called, The LORD Our Righteousness.

1 Corinthians 1:30-31. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto

us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: That, according

as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.

Romans 5:17-19. For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they

which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life

by one, Jesus Christ. Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all

men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon

all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made

sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

 

 

[237] Acts 10:44. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them

which heard the word.

Galatians 2:16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by

the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be

justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the

law shall no flesh be justified.

Philippians 3:9. And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is

of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of

God by faith:

Acts 13:38-39. Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this

man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins: And by him all that believe are

justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Ephesians 2:7-8. That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of

his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. For by grace are ye saved

through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

 

 

[238] John 1:12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become

the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Romans 3:28. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the

deeds of the law.

Romans 5:1. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our

Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

[239] James 2:17, 22, 26. Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone....

Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made

perfect?... For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead

also.

Galatians 5:6. For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision availeth anything, nor

uncircumcision; but faith which worketh by love.

 

 

[240] Romans 5:8-10, 19. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we

were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his

blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we

were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we

shall be saved by his life.... For as by one man's disobedience many were made

sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

1 Timothy 2:5-6. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the

man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Hebrews 10:10, 14. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the

body of Jesus Christ once for all.... For by one offering he hath perfected for ever

them that are sanctified.

Daniel 9:24, 26. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy

city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make

reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up

the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.... And after threescore and

two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince

that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be

with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-12. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet

we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for

our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace

was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone

astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him

the iniquity of us all.... Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to

grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he

shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. He

shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my

righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I

divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;

because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the

transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the

transgressors.

 

 

[241] Romans 8:32. He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,

how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?

 

 

[242] 2 Corinthians 5:21. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin;

that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

Matthew 3:17. And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom

I am well pleased.

Ephesians 5:2. And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given

himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

 

 

[243] Romans 3:24. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is

in Christ Jesus:

Ephesians 1:7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of

sins, according to the riches of his grace.

 

 

[244] Romans 3:26. To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might

be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

Ephesians 2:7. That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his

grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

 

 

[245] Galatians 3:8. And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen

through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all

nations be blessed.

1 Peter 1:2, 19-20. Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through

sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus

Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.... But with the precious blood of

Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained

before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

Romans 8:30. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom

he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

 

 

[246] Galatians 4:4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his

Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

1 Timothy 2:6. Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

Romans 4:25. Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our

justification.

 

 

[247] Colossians 1:21-22. And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in

your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled In the body of his flesh

through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight.

Galatians 2:16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by

the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be

justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the

law shall no flesh be justified.

Titus 3:4-7. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man

appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his

mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That

being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of

eternal life.

 

 

[248] Matthew 6:12. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

1 John 1:7, 9. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one

with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.... If we

confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from

all unrighteousness.

1 John 2:1-2. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if

any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And

he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the

whole world.

 

 

[249] Luke 22:32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art

converted, strengthen thy brethren.

John 10:28. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither

shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Hebrews 10:14. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are

sanctified.

 

 

[250] Psalm 89:31-33. If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my

faithfulness to fail.

Psalm 51:7-12. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be

whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast

broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not

away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the

joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

Psalm 32:5. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I

said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity

of my sin.

Matthew 26:75. And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him,

Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.

1 Corinthians 11:30, 32. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and

many sleep.... But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we

should not be condemned with the world.

Luke 1:20. And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day

that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which

shall be fulfilled in their season.

 

 

[251] Galatians 3:9, 13-14. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful

Abraham.... Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse

for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing

of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive

the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Romans 4:22-24. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was

not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it

shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead.

Hebrews 13:8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

 

 

[252] Ephesians 1:5. Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by

Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

Galatians 4:4-5. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,

made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law,

that we might receive the adoption of sons.

 

 

[253] Romans 8:17. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with

Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

John 1:12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons

of God, even to them that believe on his name.

 

 

[254] Jeremiah 14:9. Why shouldest thou be as a man astonied, as a mighty man

that cannot save? yet thou, O Lord, art in the midst of us, and we are called by thy

name; leave us not.

2 Corinthians 6:18. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and

daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Revelation 3:12. Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God,

and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the

name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of

heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

 

 

[255] Romans 8:15. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but

ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

 

 

[256] Ephesians 3:12. In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by

the faith of him.

Romans 5:2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we

stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

 

[257] Galatians 4:6. And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his

Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

 

 

[258] Psalm 103:13. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them

that fear him.

 

 

[259] Proverbs 14:26. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children

shall have a place of refuge.

 

 

[260] Matthew 6:30, 32. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to

day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye

of little faith?... For after all these things do the Gentiles seek: for your heavenly

Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

1 Peter 5:7. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

 

[261] Hebrews 12:6. For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every

son whom he receiveth.

 

 

[262] Lamentations 3:31. For the Lord will not cast off for ever.

 

 

[263] Ephesians 4:30. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed

unto the day of redemption.

 

 

 

264] Hebrews 6:12. That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith

and patience inherit the promises.

 

 

[265] 1 Peter 1:3-4. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which

according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the

resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and

undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

Hebrews 1:14. Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who

shall be heirs of salvation?

 

 

[266] 1 Corinthians 6:11. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are

sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our

God.

Acts 20:32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace,

which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which

are sanctified.

Philippians 3:10. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the

fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

Romans 6:5-6. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we

shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is

crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we

should not serve sin.

 

 

[267] John 17:17. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.

Ephesians 5:26. That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by

the word.

2 Thessalonians 2:13. But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you,

brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to

salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

 

 

[268] Romans 6:6, 14. Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the

body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.... For sin

shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

 

 

[269] Galatians 5:24. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the

affections and lusts.

Romans 8:13. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do

mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

 

 

[270] Colossians 1:11. Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power,

unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

Ephesians 3:16-19. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to

be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in

your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to

comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with

all the fulness of God.

 

 

[271] 2 Corinthians 7:1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us

cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the

fear of God.

Hebrews 12:14. Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man

shall see the Lord.

 

 

[272] 1 Thessalonians 5:23. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I

pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the

coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

[273] 1 John 1:10. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his

word is not in us.

Romans 7:18, 23. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing:

for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.... But I

see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing

me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

Philippians 3:12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect:

but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of

Christ Jesus.

 

 

[274] Galatians 5:17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against

the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the

things that ye would.

1 Peter 2:11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from

fleshly lusts, which war against the soul.

 

 

[275] Romans 7:23. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of

my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

 

 

[276] Romans 6:14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under

the law, but under grace.

1 John 5:4. For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the

victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.

Ephesians 4:15-16. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all

things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined

together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the

effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the

edifying of itself in love.

 

 

[277] 2 Peter 3:18. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour

Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

2 Corinthians 3:18. But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of

the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit

of the Lord.

 

 

[278] 2 Corinthians 7:1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us

cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the

fear of God.

 

 

[279] Hebrews 10:39. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of

them that believe to the saving of the soul.

 

 

[280] 2 Corinthians 4:13. We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is

written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore

speak.

Ephesians 1:17-19. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may

give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes

of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his

calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, And what is

the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the

working of his mighty power.

Ephesians 2:8. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:

it is the gift of God.

 

 

[281] Romans 10:14, 17. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not

believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how

shall they hear without a preacher? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by

the word of God.

 

 

[282] 1 Peter 2:2. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye

may grow thereby.

Acts 20:32. And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace,

which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which

are sanctified.

Romans 4:11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness

of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all

them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be

imputed unto them also.

Luke 17:5. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.

Romans 1:16-17. For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of

God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the

Greek. For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is

written, The just shall live by faith.

 

 

[283] John 4:42. And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy

saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the

Saviour of the world.

1 Thessalonians 2:13. For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because,

when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the

word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in

you that believe.

1 John 5:10. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that

believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that

God gave of his Son.

Acts 24:14. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so

worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and

in the prophets.

 

 

[284] Romans 16:26. But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the

prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all

nations for the obedience of faith.

 

 

[285] Isaiah 66:2. For all those things hath mine hand made, and those things have

been, saith the LORD: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a

contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.

 

 

[286] Hebrews 11:13. These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but

having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and

confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

1 Timothy 4:8. For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all

things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

 

 

[287] John 1:12. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become

the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

Acts 16:31. And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be

saved, and thy house.

Galatians 2:20. I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ

liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of

God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

Acts 15:11. But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall

be saved, even as they.

 

 

[288] Hebrews 5:13-14. For every one that useth milk is unskillful in the word of

righteousness; for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full

age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both

good and evil.

Romans 4:19-20. And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now

dead, when he was about an hundred years old, heither yet the deadness of Sarah's

womb. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in

faith, giving glory to God.

Matthew 6:30. Shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

Matthew 8:10. When Jesus heard it, he marveled, and said to them that followed,

Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

 

 

[289] Luke 22:31-32. And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Stan hath desired to

have you, that he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail

not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Ephesians 6:16. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to

quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

1 John 5:4-5. For whatsoever is born of God, overcometh the world; and this is the

victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the

world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?

 

 

[290] Hebrews 6:11-12. And we desire that every one of you do show the same

dilligence, to the full assurance of hope unto the end; that ye be not slothful, but

followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Hebrews 10:22. Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having

our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure

water.

 

 

[291] Hebrews 12:2. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.

 

 

[292] Zechariah 12:10. And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the

inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look

upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth

for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his

firstborn.

Acts 11:18. When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God,

saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

 

 

[293] Luke 24:47. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in

his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

Mark 1:15. And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand:

repent ye, and believe the gospel.

Acts 20:21. Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward

God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

 

 

 

294] Ezekiel 18:30-31. Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one

according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all

your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your

transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a

new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? Ezekiel 36:31. Then shall ye

remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe

yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.

Isaiah 30:22. Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the

ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous

cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

Psalm 51:4. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight:

that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Jeremiah 31:18-19. I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast

chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn

thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God. Surely after that I was

turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was

ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

Joel 2:12-13. Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your

heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: And rend your heart,

and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and

merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

Amos 5:15. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it

may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

Psalm 119:128. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;

and I hate every false way.

2 Corinthians 7:11. For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly

sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what

indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what

revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

 

 

[295] Psalm 119:6, 59, 106. Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto

all thy commandments.... I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy

testimonies.... I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous

judgments.

Luke 1:6. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the

commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

2 Kings 23:25. And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the

LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all

the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

 

 

[296] Ezekiel 36:31-32. Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your

doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your

iniquities and for your abominations. Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord

GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O

house of Israel.

Ezekiel 16:61-63. Then thou shalt remember thy ways, and be ashamed, when thou

shalt receive thy sisters, thine elder and thy younger: and I will give them unto thee

for daughters, but not by thy covenant. And I will establish my covenant with thee;

and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: That thou mayest remember, and be

confounded, and never open thy mouth any more because of thy shame, when I am

pacified toward thee for all that thou hast done, saith the LORD God.

 

 

[297] Hosea 14:2, 4. Take with you words, and turn to the LORD: say unto him,

Take away all iniquity, and receive us graciously: so will we render the calves of our

lips.... I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned

away from him.

Romans 3:24. Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in

Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 1:7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of

sins, according to the riches of his grace.

 

 

[298] Luke 13:3, 5. I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Acts 17:30-31. And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth

all men every where to repent: Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he

will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof

he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

 

 

[299] Romans 6:23. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life

through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:12. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by

sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

Matthew 12:36. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they

shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

 

 

[300] Isaiah 55:7. Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his

thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and

to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.

Romans 8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ

Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

Isaiah 1:16, 18. Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from

before mine eyes; cease to do evil.... Come now, and let us reason together, saith

the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though

they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.

 

 

[301] Psalm 19:13. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not

have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the

great transgression.

Luke 19:8. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of

my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false

accusation, I restore him fourfold.

1 Timothy 1:13, 15. Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious:

but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief.... This is a faithful

saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save

sinners; of whom I am chief.

 

 

[302] Psalm 51:4-5, 7, 9, 14. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this

evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear

when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother

conceive me.... Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be

whiter than snow.... Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities....

Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue

shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Psalm 32:5-6. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I

said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity

of my sin. Selah. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when

thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh

unto him.

 

 

 

[303] Proverbs 28:13. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso

confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

1 John 1:9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and

to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

 

 

[304] James 5:16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that

ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

Luke 17:3-4. Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke

him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a

day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive

him.

Joshua 7:19. And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the

LORD God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me now what thou hast

done; hide it not from me.

Psalm 51.

 

 

[305] 2 Corinthians 2:8. Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love

toward him.

 

 

[306] Micah 6:8. He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the

LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with

thy God?

Romans 12:2. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the

renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and

perfect, will of God.

Hebrews 13:21. Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you

that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for

ever and ever. Amen.

 

 

[307] Matthew 15:9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the

commandments of men.

Isaiah 29:13. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with

their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from

me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men.

1 Peter 1:18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible

things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from

your fathers.

Romans 10:2. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not

according to knowledge.

John 16:2. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that

whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.

1 Samuel 15:21-23. But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of

the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy

God in Gilgal. And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings

and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than

sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of

witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected

the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.

 

 

[308] James 2:18, 22. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show

me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works.... Seest

thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

 

 

[309] Psalm 116:12-13. What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits

toward me? I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.

1 Peter 2:9. But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a

peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you

out of darkness into his marvellous light.

 

 

[310] 1 John 2:3, 5. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his

commandments.... But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God

perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

2 Peter 1:5-10. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to

virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and

to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly

kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye

shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But

he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that

he was purged from his old sins. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to

make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

 

 

[311] 2 Corinthians 9:2. For I know the forwardness of your mind, for which I boast

of you to them of Macedonia, that Achaia was ready a year ago; and your zeal hath

provoked very many.

Matthew 5:16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good

works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

 

 

[312] Titus 2:5, 9-12. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to

their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.... Exhort servants to

be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not

answering again; Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn

the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. For the grace of God that bringeth

salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and

worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.

1 Timothy 6:1. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters

worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed.

 

 

[313] 1 Peter 2:15. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to

silence the ignorance of foolish men.

 

 

[314] 1 Peter 2:12. Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that,

whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which

they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

Philippians 1:11. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus

Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

John 15:8. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my

disciples.

 

 

[315] Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto

good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

 

 

[316] Romans 6:22. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to

God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

 

 

[317] John 15:4-6. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself,

except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye

are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much

fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a

branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they

are burned.

Ezekiel 36:26-27. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within

you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an

heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my

statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

 

 

[318] Philippians 2:13. For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his

good pleasure.

Philippians 4:13. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

2 Corinthians 3:5. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of

ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.

 

 

[319] Philippians 2:12. Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in

my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation

with fear and trembling.

Hebrews 6:11-12. And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence

to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of

them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

2 Peter 1:3, 5, 10-11. According as his divine power hath given unto us all things

that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called

us to glory and virtue.... And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue;

and to virtue knowledge.... Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make

your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall: For so an

entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of

our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 64:7. And there is none that calleth upon thy name, that stirreth up himself to

take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from us, and hast consumed us,

because of our iniquities. 2 Timothy 1:6. Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that

thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands.

Acts 26:6-7. And now I stand and am judged for the hope of the promise made of

God unto our fathers: Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God

day and night, hope to come. For which hope's sake, king Agrippa, I am accused of

the Jews.

Jude 20-21. But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying

in the Holy Ghost, Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our

Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

 

 

[320] Luke 17:10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which

are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which

was our duty to do.

Nehemiah 13:22. And I commanded the Levites that they should cleanse

themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the sabbath

day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me according to the

greatness of thy mercy.

Job 9:2-3. I know it is so of a truth: but how should man be just with God? If he will

contend with him, he cannot answer him one of a thousand.

Galatians 5:17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the

flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things

that ye would.

 

 

[321] Romans 3:20. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be

justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Romans 4:2, 4, 6. For if Abraham were justified by works, he hath whereof to glory;

but not before God.... Now to him that worketh is the reward not reckoned of grace,

but of debt.... Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto

whom God imputeth righteousness without works.

Ephesians 2:8-9. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of

yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Titus 3:5-7. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his

mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That

being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of

eternal life.

Romans 8:18. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to

be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

Psalm 16:2. O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my

goodness extendeth not to thee.

Job 22:2-3. Can a man be profitable unto God, as he that is wise may be profitable

unto himself? Is it any pleasure to the Almighty, that thou art righteous? or is it gain

to him that thou makest thy ways perfect? Job 35:7-8. If thou be righteous, what

givest thou him? or what receiveth he of thine hand? Thy wickedness may hurt a

man as thou art; and thy righteousness may profit the son of man.

 

 

[322] Luke 17:10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which

are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which

was our duty to do.

 

 

[323] Galatians 5:22-23. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,

gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

 

 

 

[324] Isaiah 64:6. But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses

are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have

taken us away.

Galatians 5:17. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the

flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things

that ye would.

Romans 7:15, 18. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but

what I hate, that do I.... For I know that in me(that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good

thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.

Psalm 143:2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no

man living be justified.

Psalm 130:3. If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O LORD, who shall stand?

 

 

[325] Ephesians 1:6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made

us accepted in the beloved.

1 Peter 2:5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy

priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

Exodus 28:38. And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the

iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy

gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the

LORD.

Genesis 4:4. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat

thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering.

Hebrews 11:4. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,

by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and

by it he being dead yet speaketh.

 

 

[326] Job 9:20. If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me: if I say, I am

perfect, it shall also prove me perverse.

Psalm 143:2. And enter not into judgment with thy servant: for in thy sight shall no

man living be justified.

 

 

[327] Hebrews 13:20-21. Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead

our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the

everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in

you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory

for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Corinthians 8:12. For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that

a man hath, and not according to that he hath not.

Hebrews 6:10. For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love,

which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints,

and do minister.

Matthew 25:21, 23. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful

servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many

things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.... His lord said unto him, Well done, good

and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler

over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

 

 

[328] 2 Kings 10:30-31. And the Lord said unto Jehu, Because thou hast done well

in executing that which is right in mine eyes, and hast done unto the house of Ahab

according to all that was in mine heart, thy children of the fourth generation shall sit

on the throne of Israel. But Jehu took no heed to walk in the law of the Lord God of

Israel with all his heart: for he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam, which made

Israel to sin.

1 Kings 21:27, 29. And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent

his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and

went softly.... Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he

humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: but in his son's days

will I bring the evil upon his house. Philippians 1:15. Some indeed preach Christ

even of envy and strife; and some also of good will.

Philippians 1:16, 18. The one preach Christ of contention, not sincerely, supposing

to add affliction to my bonds.... What then? notwithstanding, every way, whether in

pretence, or in truth, Christ is preached; and I therein do rejoice, yea, and will

rejoice.

 

 

[329] Genesis 4:5. But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain

was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Hebrews 11:4, 6. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than

Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts:

and by it he being dead yet speaketh.... But without faith it is impossible to please

him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of

them that diligently seek him.

 

 

[330] 1 Corinthians 13:3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and

though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Isaiah 1:12. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your

hand, to tread my courts?

 

 

[331] Matthew 6:2, 5, 16. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a

trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that

they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.... And

when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray

standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen

of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.... Moreover when ye fast, be

not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they

may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

 

 

 

 

 

[332] Haggai 2:14. Then answered Haggai, and said, So is this people, and so is

this nation before me, saith the LORD; and so is every work of their hands; and that

which they offer there is unclean.

Titus 1:15. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and

unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

Amos 5:21-22. I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn

assemblies. Though ye offer me burnt offerings and your meat offerings, I will not

accept them: neither will I regard the peace offerings of your fat beasts.

Hosea 1:4. And the Lord said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while,

and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, and will cause to

cease the kingdom of the house of Israel.

Romans 9:16. So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God

that showeth mercy.

Titus 3:15. All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith.

Grace be with you all. Amen.

 

 

[333] Psalm 14:4. Have all the workers of iniquity no knowledge? who eat up my

people as they eat bread, and call not upon the LORD.

Psalm 36:3. The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: he hath left off to be

wise, and to do good.

Job 21:14-15. Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the

knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what

profit should we have, if we pray unto him?

Matthew 25:41-43, 45. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart

from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I

was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I

was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in

prison, and ye visited me not.... Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto

you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

Matthew 23:23. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of

mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law,

judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other

undone.

 

 

[334] Philippians 1:6. Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a

good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 1:10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling

and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

John 10:28-29. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither

shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is

greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.

1 John 3:9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in

him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1 Peter 1:5, 9. Who are kept by

the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time....

Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

 

 

[335] 2 Timothy 2:18-19. Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the

resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some. Nevertheless the

foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are

his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.

Jeremiah 31:3. The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved

thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

 

 

[336] Hebrews 10:10, 14. By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of

the body of Jesus Christ once for all.... For by one offering he hath perfected for

ever them that are sanctified.

Hebrews 13:20-21. Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our

Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting

covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that

which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever

and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 9:12-15. Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he

entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if

the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean,

sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ,

who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your

conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the

mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the

transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might

receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

Romans 8:33-39. Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that

justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen

again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or

persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy

sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For

I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor

powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other

creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus

our Lord.

John 17:11, 24. And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I

come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast

given me, that they may be one, as we are.... Father, I will that they also, whom thou

hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou

hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Luke 22:32. But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art

converted, strengthen thy brethren. Hebrews 7:25. Wherefore he is able also to

save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to

make intercession for them.

 

 

[337] John 14:16-17. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another

Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; Even the Spirit of truth; whom the

world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know

him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

1 John 2:27. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye

need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all

things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in

him.

1 John 3:9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in

him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

 

 

[338] Jeremiah 32:40. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will

not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that

they shall not depart from me.

 

 

[339] John 10:28. And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,

neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

2 Thessalonians 3:3. But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you

from evil.

1 John 2:19. They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of

us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might

be made manifest that they were not all of us.

 

 

[340] Matthew 26:70, 72, 74. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what

thou sayest.... And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.... Then

began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the

cock crew.

 

 

[341] Psalm 51 (title). To the chief muscian, A psalm of David, when Nathan the

prophet came unto him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.

Psalm 51:14. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation:

and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

 

 

[342] Isaiah 64:5, 7, 9. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness,

those that remember thee in thy ways: behold, thou art wroth; for we have sinned: in

those is continuance, and we shall be saved.... And there is none that calleth upon

thy name, that stirreth up himself to take hold of thee: for thou hast hid thy face from

us, and hast consumed us, because of our iniquities.... Be not wroth very sore, O

LORD, neither remember iniquity for ever: behold, see, we beseech thee, we are all

thy people.

2 Samuel 11:27. And when the mourning was past, David sent and fetched her to

his house, and she became his wife, and bare him a son. But the thing that David

had done displeased the LORD.

 

 

[343] Ephesians 4:30. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed

unto the day of redemption.

 

 

[344] Psalm 51:8, 10, 12. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which

thou hast broken may rejoice.... Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a

right spirit within me.... Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with

thy free spirit.

Revelation 2:4. Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left

thy first love.

Song of Solomon 5:2-4, 6. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved

that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for

my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. I have put off my

coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them? My

beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for

him.... I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was

gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called

him, but he gave me no answer.

 

 

[345] Isaiah 63:17. O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and

hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants? sake, the tribes of thine

inheritance.

Mark 6:52. For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was

hardened.

Mark 16:14. Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and

upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not

them which had seen him after he was risen.

 

 

[346] Psalm 32:3-4. When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all

the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned

into the drought of summer.

Psalm 51:8. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast

broken may rejoice.

 

 

[347] 2 Samuel 12:14. Howbeit, because by this deed thou hast given great

occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto

thee shall surely die.

 

 

[340] Psalm 89:31-32. If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;

Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.

1 Corinthians 11:32. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we

should not be condemned with the world.

 

 

 

[349] Job 8:13-14. So are the paths of all that forget God; and the hypocrite's hope

shall perish: Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.

Micah 3:11. The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for

hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD,

and say, Is not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.

Deuteronomy 29:19. And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse,

that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the

imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst.

John 8:41. Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of

fornication; we have one Father, even God.

 

 

[350] Matthew 7:22-23. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not

prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name

done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you:

depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

 

 

[351] 1 John 2:3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his

commandments.

1 John 3:14, 18-19, 21, 24. We know that we have passed from death unto life,

because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.... My

little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And

hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him....

Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.... And

he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we

know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

1 John 5:13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the

Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on

the name of the Son of God.

 

 

[352] Romans 5:2, 5. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein

we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.... And hope maketh not ashamed;

because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is

given unto us.

 

 

[353] Hebrews 6:11, 19. And we desire that every one of you do show the same

diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end.... Which hope we have as an

anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the

veil.

 

 

[354] Hebrews 6:17-18. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the

heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two

immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong

consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us.

 

 

[355] 2 Peter 1:4-5, 10-11. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and

precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having

escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all

diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge.... Wherefore the rather,

brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these

things, ye shall never fall: For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you

abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

1 John 2:3. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his

commandments.

1 John 3:14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love

the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.

2 Corinthians 1:12. For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in

simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we

have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.

 

 

[356] Romans 8:15-16. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear;

but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The

Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

 

 

[357] Ephesians 1:13-14. In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of

truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were

sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until

the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.

Ephesians 4:30. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto

the day of redemption. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22. Now he which stablisheth us with you

in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God; Who hath also sealed us, and given the

earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

 

 

[358] 1 John 5:13. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of

the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe

on the name of the Son of God.

Isaiah 50:10. Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of

his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of

the LORD, and stay upon his God.

Mark 9:24. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears,

Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. Psalm 88. Psalm 77:1-12.

 

 

[359] 1 Corinthians 2:12. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the

spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of

God.

1 John 4:13. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath

given us of his Spirit.

Hebrews 6:11-12. And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence

to the full assurance of hope unto the end: That ye be not slothful, but followers of

them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Ephesians 3:17-19. That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being

rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the

breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which

passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

 

 

[360] 2 Peter 1:10. Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your

calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall.

 

 

[361] Romans 5:1-2, 5. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God

through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace

wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.... And hope maketh not

ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost

which is given unto us.

Romans 14:17. For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness,

and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

Romans 15:13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that

ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Ephesians 1:3-4. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath

blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: According as he

hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy

and without blame before him in love. Psalm 4:6-7. There be many that say, Who

will show us any good? LORD, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us.

Thou hast put gladness in my heart, more than in the time that their corn and their

wine increased.

Psalm 119:32. I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my

heart.

 

 

[362] 1 John 2:1-2. My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not.

And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the

righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for

the sins of the whole world.

Romans 6:1-2. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may

abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Titus 2:11-12, 14. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all

men. Teaching us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live

soberly, righteously and godly, in this present world.... Who gave himself for us, that

he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people,

zealous of good works.

2 Corinthians 7:1. Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse

ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of

God.

Romans 8:1, 12. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in

Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.... Therefore, brethren,

we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

1 John 3:2-3. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what

we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we

shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,

even as he is pure. Psalm 130:4. But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou

mayest be feared.

1 John 1:6-7. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we

lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have

fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us

from all sin.

 

 

[363] Song of Solomon 5:2-3, 6. I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my

beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my

undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. I

have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile

them?... I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was

gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called

him, but he gave me no answer.

Psalm 51:8, 12, 14. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou

hast broken may rejoice.... Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me

with thy free spirit.... Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my

salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness.

Ephesians 4:30-31. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed

unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour,

and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.

Psalm 77:1-10. I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he

gave ear unto me. In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the

night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. I remembered God, and

was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. Thou holdest

mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. I have considered the days

of old, the years of ancient times. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I

commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. Will the Lord

cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? Is his mercy clean gone for

ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath

he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. And I said, This is my infirmity: but I

will remember the years of the right hand of the most High.

Matthew 26:69-72. Now Peter sat without in the palace: and a damsel came unto

him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. But he denied before them all,

saying, I know not what thou sayest. And when he was gone out into the porch,

another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with

Jesus of Nazareth. And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

Psalm 31:22. For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes:

nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.

Psalm 88.

Isaiah 50:10. Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of

his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of

the LORD, and stay upon his God.

 

 

[364] 1 John 3:9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed

remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. Luke 22:32. But I

have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen

thy brethren.

Job 13:15. Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own

ways before him.

Psalm 73:15. If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the

generation of thy children.

Psalm 51:8, 12. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast

broken may rejoice.... Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with

thy free spirit.

Isaiah 50:10. Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of

his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of

the LORD, and stay upon his God.

 

 

[365] Micah 7:7-9. Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my

salvation: my God will hear me. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I

shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the

indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my

cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light, and I shall

behold his righteousness.

Jeremiah 32:40. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not

turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they

shall not depart from me.

Isaiah 54:7-10. For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will

I gather thee. In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with

everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. For

this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah

should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with

thee, nor rebuke thee. For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but

my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be

removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

Psalm 22:1. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from

helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

Psalm 88.

 

 

[366] Genesis 1:26-27. And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our

likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of

the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that

creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God

created he him; male and female created he them.

Genesis 2:17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of

it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Romans 2:14-15. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the

things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing

witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;).

Romans 10:5. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the

man which doeth those things shall live by them.

Romans 5:12, 19. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death

by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.... For as by one

man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall

many be made righteous.

Galatians 3:10, 12. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse:

for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written

in the book of the law to do them..... And the law is not of faith: but, The man that

doeth them shall live in them.

Ecclesiastes 7:29. Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but

they have sought out many inventions.

Job 28:28. And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and

to depart from evil is understanding.

 

 

[367] James 1:25. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth

therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be

blessed in his deed.

James 2:8, 10-12. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love

thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well.... For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and

yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery,

said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become

a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by

the law of liberty.

Romans 13:8-9. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth

another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt

not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet;

and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying,

namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Deuteronomy 5:32. Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath

commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

Deuteronomy 10:4. And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten

commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of

the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.

Exodus 24:1. And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron,

Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off.

 

 

[368] Matthew 22:37-40. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with

all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great

commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as

thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

 

 

[369] Hebrews 9.

Hebrews 10:1. For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the

very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by

year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

Galatians 4:1-3. Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing

from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors until the

time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage

under the elements of the world.

Colossians 2:17. Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.

 

 

[370] 1 Corinthians 5:7. Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new

lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

2 Corinthians 6:17. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,

saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.

Jude 23. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the

garment spotted by the flesh.

 

 

[371] Colossians 2:14, 16-17. Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was

against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his

cross.... Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an

holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: Which are a shadow of things

to come; but the body is of Christ.

Daniel 9:27. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the

midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the

overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the

consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Ephesians 2:15-16. Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of

commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new

man, so making peace; And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by

the cross, having slain the enmity thereby.

 

 

[372] Exodus 21-22:29. Genesis 49:10. The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor

a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering

of the people be.

1 Peter 2:13-14. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:

whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent

by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

Matthew 5:17, 38-39. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I

am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.... Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye

for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but

whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

1 Corinthians 9:8-10. Say I these things as a man? or saith not the law the same

also? For it is written in the law of Moses, Thou shalt not muzzle the mouth of the ox

that treadeth out the corn. Doth God take care for oxen? Or saith he it altogether for

our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow

in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

 

 

[373] Romans 13:8-10. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that

loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou

shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not

covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this

saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his

neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Ephesians 6:2. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with

promise;).

1 John 2:3-4, 7-8. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his

commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a

liar, and the truth is not in him.... Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you,

but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment

is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I

write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past,

and the true light now shineth.

 

 

[374] James 2:10-11. For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one

point, he is guilty of all. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not

kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor

of the law.

 

 

[375] Matthew 5:17-19. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:

I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth

pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach

men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall

do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

James 2:8. If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy

neighbour as thyself, ye do well.

Romans 3:31. Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we

establish the law.

 

 

[376] Romans 6:14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under

the law, but under grace.

Galatians 2:16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by

the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be

justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the

law shall no flesh be justified.

Galatians 3:13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a

curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

Galatians 4:4-5. But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son,

made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law,

that we might receive the adoption of sons.

Acts 13:39. And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye

could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Romans 8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ

Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

 

[377] Romans 7:12, 22, 25. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy,

and just, and good.... For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.... I thank

God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of

God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Psalm 119:4-6. Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently. O that my

ways were directed to keep thy statutes! Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have

respect unto all thy commandments.

1 Corinthians 7:19. Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the

keeping of the commandments of God.

Galatians 5:14, 16, 18-23. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou

shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.... This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall

not fulful the lust of the flesh.... But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the

law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication,

uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations,

wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and

such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they

which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit

is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness,

temperance: against such there is no law.

 

 

[378] Romans 7:7. What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had

not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said,

Thou shalt not covet.

Romans 3:20. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in

his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

 

 

[379] James 1:23-25. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like

unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and

goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso

looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful

hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

Romans 7:9, 14, 24. For I was alive without the law once: but when the

commandment came, sin revived, and I died.... For we know that the law is spiritual:

but I am carnal, sold under sin.... O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me

from the body of this death?

 

 

[380] Galatians 3:24. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto

Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

Romans 7:24-25. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of

this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I

myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

Romans 8:3-4. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh,

God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin

in the flesh: That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not

after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

 

[381] James 2:11. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill.

Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the

law.

Psalm 119:101, 104, 128. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might

keep thy word.... Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every

false way.... Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right;

and I hate every false way.

 

 

[382] Ezra 9:13-14. And after all that is come upon us for our evil deeds, and for our

great trespass, seeing that thou our God hast punished us less than our iniquities

deserve, and hast given us such deliverance as this; Should we again break thy

commandments, and join in affinity with the people of these abominations? wouldest

not thou be angry with us till thou hadst consumed us, so that there should be no

remnant nor escaping?

Psalm 89:30-34. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments; If they

break my statutes, and keep not my commandments; Then will I visit their

transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my

lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. My

covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.

 

 

[383] Leviticus 26:1-14. Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear

you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to

bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God. Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and

reverence my sanctuary: I am the LORD. If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my

commandments, and do them; Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land

shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. And your

threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing

time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. And I will

give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I

will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. And

ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword. And five of

you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight:

and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword. For I will have respect unto

you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. And I will set

my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among

you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people. I am the LORD your God,

which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their

bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your yoke, and made you go upright. But

if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments, etc.

2 Corinthians 6:16. And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye

are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in

them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Ephesians 6:2-3. Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment

with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Psalm 37:11. But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in

the abundance of peace.

Matthew 5:5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Psalm 19:11. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there

is great reward.

 

 

[384] Galatians 2:16. Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but

by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be

justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the

law shall no flesh be justified.

Luke 17:10. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are

commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was

our duty to do.

 

 

[385] Romans 6:12, 14. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye

should obey it in the lusts thereof.... For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye

are not under the law, but under grace.

1 Peter 3:8-12. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another,

love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for

railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye

should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain

his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and

do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the

righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is

against them that do evil.

Psalm 34:12-16. What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he

may see good? Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile. Depart

from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. The eyes of the LORD are upon

the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. The face of the LORD is against

them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Hebrews 12:28-29. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let

us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly

fear. For our God is a consuming fire.

 

 

[386] Galatians 3:21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if

there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should

have been by the law.

 

 

[387] Ezekiel 36:27. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my

statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. Hebrews 8:10. For this is

the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the

Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to

them a God, and they shall be to me a people.

Jeremiah 31:33. But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of

Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and

write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

 

[388] Titus 2:14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity,

and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

1 Thessalonians 1:10. And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from

the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.

Galatians 3:13. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a

curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

 

 

[389] Galatians 1:4. Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this

present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.

Colossians 1:13. Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath

translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son.

Acts 26:18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the

power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance

among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

Romans 6:14. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the

law, but under grace.

 

 

[390] Romans 8:28. And we know that all things work together for good to them that

love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Psalm 119:71. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy

statutes.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and

this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying

that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O

grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the

law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus

Christ.

Romans 8:1. There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ

Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

 

 

[391] Romans 5:1-2. Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God

through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace

wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

 

 

[392] Romans 8:14-15. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the

sons of God. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye

have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

1 John 4:18. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear

hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

 

 

[393] Galatians 3:9, 14. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful

Abraham.... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through

Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

 

 

[394] Galatians 4:1-3, 6-7. Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth

nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; But is under tutors and governors

until the time appointed of the father. Even so we, when we were children, were in

bondage under the elements of the world.... And because ye are sons, God hath

sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Wherefore

thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through

Christ. Galatians 5:1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made

us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

Acts 15:10-11. Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the

disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? But we believe that

through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

 

 

 

[395] Hebrews 4:14, 16. Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed

into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.... Let us

therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find

grace to help in time of need.

Hebrews 10:19-22. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by

the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us,

through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of

God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts

sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.

 

 

[396] John 7:38-39. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his

belly shall flow rivers of living water. (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that

believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that

Jesus was not yet glorified.)

2 Corinthians 3:13, 17-18. And not as Moses, which put a vail over his face, that the

children of Israel could not stedfastly look to the end of that which is abolished....

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But

we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into

the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

 

 

[397] James 4:12. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art

thou that judgest another?

Romans 14:4. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? to his own master

he standeth or falleth. Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him

stand.

 

 

[398] Acts 4:19. But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be

right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

Acts 5:29. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey

God rather than men.

1 Corinthians 7:23. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

Matthew 23:8-10. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ;

and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your

Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master,

even Christ.

2 Corinthians 1:24. Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of

your joy: for by faith ye stand.

Matthew 15:9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the

commandments of men.

 

 

[399] Colossians 2:20, 22-23. Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the

rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to

ordinances.... (Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and

doctrines of men? Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and

humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

Galatians 1:10. For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men?

for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.

Galatians 2:4-5. And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came

in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring

us into bondage: To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the

truth of the gospel might continue with you.

Galatians 5:1. Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free,

and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

 

 

[400] Romans 10:17. So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of

God.

Romans 14:23. And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of

faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin. Isaiah 8:20. To the law and to the

testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in

them.

Acts 17:11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they

received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,

whether those things were so.

John 4:22. Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is

of the Jews. Hosea 5:11. Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he

willingly walked after the commandment.

Revelation 13:12, 16-17. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before

him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast,

whose deadly wound was healed.... And he causeth all, both small and great, rich

and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the

beast, or the number of his name.

Jeremiah 8:9. The wise men are ashamed, they are dismayed and taken: lo, they

have rejected the word of the LORD; and what wisdom is in them?

 

 

[401] Galatians 5:13. For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not

liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

1 Peter 2:16. As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as

the servants of God.

2 Peter 2:19. While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of

corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

John 8:34. Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever

committeth sin is the servant of sin.

Luke 1:74-75. That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand

of our enemies might serve him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before

him, all the days of our life.

 

 

[402] Matthew 12:25. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every

kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house

divided against itself shall not stand.

1 Peter 2:13-14, 16. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's

sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that

are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do

well.... As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the

servants of God.

Romans 13:1-8. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no

power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore

resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive

to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have

praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that

which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of

God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must

needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause

pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very

thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to

whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour. Owe no man any thing,

but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. Hebrews

13:17. Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch

for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not

with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

 

 

[403] Romans 1:32. Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such

things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do

them.

1 Corinthians 5:1, 5, 11, 13. It is reported commonly that there is fornication among

you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one

should have his father's wife.... To deliver such an one unto Satan for the

destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus....

But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a

brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an

extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.... But them that are without God judgeth.

Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

2 John 10-11. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him

not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed

is partaker of his evil deeds.

2 Thessalonians 3:14. And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that

man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.

1 Timothy 6:3-5. If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,

even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to

godliness; He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of

words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of

men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness:

from such withdraw thyself.

Titus 1:10-11, 13. For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers,

specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert

whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.... This

witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.

Titus 3:10. A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject.

Matthew 18:15-17. Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell

him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy

brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the

mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall

neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let

him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

1 Timothy 1:19-20. Holding faith, and a good conscience; which some having put

away concerning faith have made shipwreck: Of whom is Hymenaeus and

Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to

blaspheme.

Revelation 2:2, 14-15, 20. I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and

how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say

they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.... But I have a few things

against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who

taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things

sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. So hast thou also them that hold the

doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.... Notwithstanding I have a few things

against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a

prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat

things sacrificed unto idols.

Revelation 3:9. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they

are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship

before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

 

 

[404] Romans 1:20. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are

clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power

and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.

Acts 17:24. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of

heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.

Psalm 119:68. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.

Jeremiah 10:7. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it

appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their

kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.

Psalm 31:23. O love the LORD, all ye his saints: for the LORD preserveth the

faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.

Psalm 18:3. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be

saved from mine enemies.

Romans 10:12. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the

same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

Psalm 62:8. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God

is a refuge for us. Selah.

Joshua 24:14. Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth:

and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and

in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD.

Mark 12:33. And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and

with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is

more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

 

 

[405] Deuteronomy 12:32. What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou

shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Matthew 15:9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the

commandments of men.

Acts 17:25. Neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any

thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things.

Matthew 4:9-10. And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall

down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is

written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

Deuteronomy 4:15-20. Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no

manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the

midst of the fire: Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the

similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female, The likeness of any beast

that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, The

likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in

the waters beneath the earth: And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when

thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven,

shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath

divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. But the LORD hath taken you, and

brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people

of inheritance, as ye are this day.

Exodus 20:4-6. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of

any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the

water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for

I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the

children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And showing

mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Colossians 2:23. Which things have indeed a show of wisdom in will worship, and

humility, and neglecting of the body; not in any honour to the satisfying of the flesh.

 

 

[406] Matthew 4:10. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is

written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

John 5:23. That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He

that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.

2 Corinthians 13:14. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and

the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.

 

 

[407] Colossians 2:18. Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility

and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly

puffed up by his fleshly mind.

Revelation 19:10. And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See

thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of

Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Romans 1:25. Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served

the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

 

 

 

408] John 14:6. Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man

cometh unto the Father, but by me.

1 Timothy 2:5. For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the

man Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:18. For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

Colossians 3:17. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the

Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.

 

 

[409] Philippians 4:6. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and

supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

 

 

[410] Psalm 65:6. Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded

with power.

 

 

[411] John 14:13-14. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the

Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

1 Peter 2:5. Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy

priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

 

 

[412] Romans 8:26. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not

what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us

with groanings which cannot be uttered.

 

 

[413] 1 John 5:14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any

thing according to his will, he heareth us.

 

 

[414] Psalm 47:7. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with

understanding.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-2. Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more

ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do

evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing

before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be

few.

Hebrews 12:28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us

have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Genesis 17:27. And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with

money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

James 5:16. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye

may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

James 1:6-7. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a

wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he

shall receive any thing of the Lord.

Mark 11:24. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,

believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Matthew 6:12, 14-15. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. For if ye

forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye

forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Colossians 4:2. Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;

Ephesians 6:18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and

watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

 

 

[415] 1 Corinthians 14:14. For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but

my understanding is unfruitful.

 

 

[416] 1 John 5:14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any

thing according to his will, he heareth us.

 

 

[417] 1 Timothy 2:1-2. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,

intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that

are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and

honesty.

John 17:20. Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on

me through their word.

2 Samuel 7:29. Therefore now let it please thee to bless the house of thy servant,

that it may continue for ever before thee: for thou, O Lord GOD, hast spoken it: and

with thy blessing let the house of thy servant be blessed for ever.

Ruth 4:12. And let thy house be like the house of Pharez, whom Tamar bare unto

Judah, of the seed which the LORD shall give thee of this young woman.

 

 

[418] 2 Samuel 12:21-23. Then said his servants unto him, What thing is this that

thou hast done? thou didst fast and weep for the child, while it was alive; but when

the child was dead, thou didst rise and eat bread. And he said, While the child was

yet alive, I fasted and wept: for I said, Who can tell whether God will be gracious to

me, that the child may live? But now he is dead, wherefore should I fast? can I bring

him back again? I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me.

Luke 16:25-26. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime

receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is

comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between us and you there is

a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither

can they pass to us, that would come from thence.

Revelation 14:13. And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed

are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they

may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

 

 

[419] 1 John 5:16. If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he

shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin

unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.

 

 

[420] Acts 15:21. For Moses of old time hath in every city them that preach him,

being read in the synagogues every sabbath day.

Revelation 1:3. Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this

prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

 

 

[421] 2 Timothy 4:2. Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove,

rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

 

 

[422] James 1:22. But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your

own selves.

Acts 10:33. Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou

art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that

are commanded thee of God.

Matthew 13:19. When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth

it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his

heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.

Hebrews 4:2. For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the

word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it.

Isaiah 66:2. For all those things hath mine hand made, and those things have been,

saith the Lord: but to this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite

spirit, and trembleth at my word.

 

 

[423] Colossians 3:16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom;

teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

Ephesians 5:19. Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,

singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord.

James 5:13. Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him sing

psalms.

 

 

[424] Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

1 Corinthians 11:23-28. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered

unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body,

which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also

he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my

blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat

this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore

whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be

guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let

him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

Acts 2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles? doctrine and fellowship,

and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

 

 

[425] Deuteronomy 6:13. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and

shalt swear by his name.

Nehemiah 10:29. They clave to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a

curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant

of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and

his judgments and his statutes.

 

 

[426] Isaiah 19:21. And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall

know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow

a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-5. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he

hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou

shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.

 

 

[427] Joel 2:12. Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all

your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning.

Esther 4:16. Go, gather together all the Jews that are present in Shushan, and fast

ye for me, and neither eat nor drink three days, night or day: I also and my maidens

will fast likewise; and so will I go in unto the king, which is not according to the law:

and if I perish, I perish.

Matthew 9:15. And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber

mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the

bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

1 Corinthians 7:5. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time,

that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that

Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

 

 

[428] Psalm 107. Esther 9:22. As the days wherein the Jews rested from their

enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from

mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and

of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.

 

 

[429] Hebrews 12:28. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved,

let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly

fear.

 

 

 

 

[430] John 4:21. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when

ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.

 

 

[431] Malachi 1:11. For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the

same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall

be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the

heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.

1 Timothy 2:8. I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands,

without wrath and doubting.

 

 

[432] John 4:23-24. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers

shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship

him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in

truth.

 

 

[433] Jeremiah 10:25. Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and

upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and

devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.

Deuteronomy 6:6-7. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in

thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of

them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when

thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Job 1:5. And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job

sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt

offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons

have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.

2 Samuel 6:18, 20. And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt

offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of

hosts. Then David returned to bless his household. And Michal the daughter of Saul

came out to meet David, and said, How glorious was the king of Israel to day, who

uncovered himself to day in the eyes of the handmaids of his servants, as one of the

vain fellows shamelessly uncovereth himself!

1 Peter 3:7. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge, giving

honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the

grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered.

Acts 10:2. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave

much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

 

 

[434] Matthew 6:11. Give us this day our daily bread.

 

 

[435] Matthew 6:6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou

hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth

in secret shall reward thee openly.

Ephesians 6:18. Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and

watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.

 

 

 

[436] Isaiah 56:6-7. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD,

to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that

keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them

will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their

burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine

house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.

Hebrews 10:25. Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner

of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day

approaching.

Proverbs 1:20-21, 24. Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

She crieth in the chief place of concourse, in the openings of the gates: in the city

she uttereth her words, saying.... Because I have called, and ye refused; I have

stretched out my hand, and no man regarded.

Proverbs 8:34. Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates,

waiting at the posts of my doors.

Acts 13:42. And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles

besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.

Luke 4:16. And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his

custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to

read.

Acts 2:42. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles? doctrine and fellowship,

and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

 

 

[437] Exodus 20:8, 10-11. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.... But the

seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,

thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy

cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: For in six days the LORD made

heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day:

wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Isaiah 56:2, 4, 6-7. Blessed is the man that doeth this, and the son of man that

layeth hold on it; that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand

from doing any evil.... For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my

sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant....

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to

love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath

from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; Even them will I bring to my holy

mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their

sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an

house of prayer for all people.

 

 

[438] Genesis 2:2-3. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had

made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And

God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from

all his work which God created and made.

1 Corinthians 16:1-2. Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given

order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye. Upon the first day of the week let

every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him, that there be no

gatherings when I come.

Acts 20:7. And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to

break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and

continued his speech until midnight.

 

 

[439] Revelation 1:10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a

great voice, as of a trumpet.

 

 

[440] Exodus 20:8, 10. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.... But the

seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,

thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy

cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.

Matthew 5:17-18. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am

not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth

pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

 

 

[441] Exodus 20:8. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 16:23, 25-26, 29-30. And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD

hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which

ye will bake to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over

lay up for you to be kept until the morning.... And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to

day is a sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the field. Six days ye

shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be

none.... See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you

on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man

go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day.

Exodus 31:15-17. Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of

rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall

surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to

observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a

sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made

heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.

Isaiah 58:13. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on

my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and

shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor

speaking thine own words.

Nehemiah 13:15-19. In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on

the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and

figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath

day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. There dwelt

men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on

the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. Then I contended with the

nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane

the sabbath day? Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil

upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the

sabbath. And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark

before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that

they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at

the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day.

Nehemiah 13:21-22. Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge

ye about the wall? if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time forth

came they no more on the sabbath. And I commanded the Levites that they should

cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the

sabbath day. Remember me, O my God, concerning this also, and spare me

according to the greatness of thy mercy.

 

 

[442] Isaiah 58:13. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy

pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD,

honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own

pleasure, nor speaking thine own words.

Matthew 12:1-13. At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and

his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But

when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is

not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read

what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; How he

entered into the house of God, and did eat the showbread, which was not lawful for

him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? Or have ye

not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane

the sabbath, and are blameless? But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater

than the temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not

sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord

even of the sabbath day. And when he was departed thence, he went into their

synagogue: And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they

asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse

him. And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have

one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and

lift it out? How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do

well on the sabbath days. Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he

stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

 

 

[443] Deuteronomy 10:20. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve,

and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

 

 

[444] Exodus 20:7. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for

the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Leviticus 19:12. And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou

profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

2 Corinthians 1:23. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you

I came not as yet unto Corinth.

2 Chronicles 6:22-23. If a man sin against his neighbour, and an oath be laid upon

him to make him swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house; Then

hear thou from heaven, and do, and judge thy servants, by requiting the wicked, by

recompensing his way upon his own head; and by justifying the righteous, by giving

him according to his righteousness.

 

 

[445] Deuteronomy 6:13. Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and

shalt swear by his name.

 

 

[446] Exodus 20:7. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for

the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Jeremiah 5:7. How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and

sworn by them that are no gods: when I had fed them to the full, they then

committed adultery, and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots? houses.

Matthew 5:34, 37. But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is

God's throne. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is

more than these cometh of evil.

James 5:12. But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither

by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay;

lest ye fall into condemnation.

 

 

[447] Hebrews 6:16. For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for

confirmation is to them an end of all strife.

2 Corinthians 1:23. Moreover I call God for a record upon my soul, that to spare you

I came not as yet unto Corinth. Isaiah 65:16. That he who blesseth himself in the

earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall

swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because

they are hid from mine eyes.

 

 

[448] 1 Kings 8:31. If any man trespass against his neighbour, and an oath be laid

upon him to cause him to swear, and the oath come before thine altar in this house.

Nehemiah 13:25. And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote certain of

them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye shall not

give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your sons, or for

yourselves.

Ezra 10:5. Then arose Ezra, and made the chief priests, the Levites, and all Israel,

to swear that they should do according to this word. And they sware.

 

 

[449] Exodus 20:7. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for

the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Jeremiah 4:2. And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in

righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they

glory.

 

 

[450] Genesis 24:2-3, 5-6, 8-9. And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his

house, that ruled over all that he had, Put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh: And

I will make thee swear by the Lord, the God of heaven, and the God of the earth,

that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites,

among whom I dwell.... And the servant said unto him, Peradventure the woman will

not be willing to follow me unto this land: must I needs bring thy son again unto the

land from whence thou camest? And Abraham said unto him, Beware thou that thou

bring not my son thither again.... And if the woman will not be willing to follow thee,

then thou shalt be clear from this my oath: only bring not my son thither again. And

the servant put his hand under the thigh of Abraham his master, and sware to him

concerning that matter.

 

 

[451] Jeremiah 4:2. And thou shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment,

and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him

shall they glory.

Psalm 24:4. He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his

soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

 

 

[452] 1 Samuel 25:22, 32-34. So and more also do God unto the enemies of David,

if I leave of all that pertain to him by the morning light any that pisseth against the

wall.... And David said to Abigail, Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, which sent

thee this day to meet me: And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou, which

hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging myself with

mine own hand. For in very deed, as the LORD God of Israel liveth, which hath kept

me back from hurting thee, except thou hadst hasted and come to meet me, surely

there had not been left unto Nabal by the morning light any that pisseth against the

wall.

Psalm 15:4. In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that

fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.

 

 

[453] Ezekiel 17:16, 18-19. As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely in the place where

the king dwelleth that made him king, whose oath he despised, and whose covenant

he brake, even with him in the midst of Babylon he shall die.... Seeing he despised

the oath by breaking the covenant, when, lo, he had given his hand, and hath done

all these things, he shall not escape. Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As I live,

surely mine oath that he hath despised, and my covenant that he hath broken, even

it will I recompense upon his own head.

Joshua 9:18-19. And the children of Israel smote them not, because the princes of

the congregation had sworn unto them by the LORD God of Israel. And all the

congregation murmured against the princes. But all the princes said unto all the

congregation, We have sworn unto them by the Lord God of Israel: now therefore

we may not touch them.

2 Samuel 21:1. Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after

year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, It is for Saul, and

for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.

 

 

 

[454] Isaiah 19:21. And the LORD shall be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians shall

know the LORD in that day, and shall do sacrifice and oblation; yea, they shall vow

a vow unto the LORD, and perform it.

Ecclesiastes 5:4-6. When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he

hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou

shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Suffer not thy mouth

to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error:

wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands?

Psalm 61:8. So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, that I may daily perform my

vows.

Psalm 66:13-14. I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

 

 

[455] Psalm 76:11. Vow, and pay unto the LORD your God: let all that be round

about him bring presents unto him that ought to be feared.

Jeremiah 44:25-26. Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and

your wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand, saying,

We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense to the queen

of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will surely accomplish your

vows, and surely perform your vows. Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all

Judah that dwell in the land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith

the LORD, that my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah

in all the land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.

 

 

 

[456] Deuteronomy 23:21-23. When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God,

thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and

it would be sin in thee. But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a freewill

offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast

promised with thy mouth.

Psalm 50:14. Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High.

Genesis 28:20-22. And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will

keep me in this 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: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all

that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

1 Samuel 1:11. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt

indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget

thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him

unto the LORD all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head.

Psalm 66:13-14. I will go into thy house with burnt offerings: I will pay thee my vows,

Which my lips have uttered, and my mouth hath spoken, when I was in trouble.

Psalm 132:2-5. How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of

Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my

bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a

place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.

 

 

[457] Acts 23:12, 14. And when it was day, certain of the Jews banded together, and

bound themselves under a curse, saying that they would neither eat nor drink till

they had killed Paul.... And they came to the chief priests and elders, and said, We

have bound ourselves under a great curse, that we will eat nothing until we have

slain Paul.

Mark 6:26. And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their

sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her.

Numbers 30:5, 8, 12-13. But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not

any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand:

and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.... But if her

husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then he shall make her vow

which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her

soul, of none effect: and the LORD shall forgive her.... But if her husband hath

utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out

of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand:

her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her. Every vow, and

every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband

may make it void.

 

 

[458] Matthew 19:11-12. But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying,

save they to whom it is given. For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from

their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of

men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom

of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

1 Corinthians 7:2, 9. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own

wife, and let every woman have her own husband.... But if they cannot contain, let

them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

Ephesians 4:28. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working

with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

1 Peter 4:2. That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts

of men, but to the will of God.

1 Corinthians 7:23. Ye are bought with a price; be not ye the servants of men.

 

 

[459] Romans 13:1-4. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is

no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore

resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive

to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have

praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that

which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of

God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

1 Peter 2:13-14. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:

whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent

by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

 

 

[460] Proverbs 8:15-16. By me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By me

princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

Romans 13:1-2, 4. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no

power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore

resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive

to themselves damnation.... For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if

thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is

the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

 

 

[461] Psalm 2:10, 12. Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of

the earth.... Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his

wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.

1 Timothy 2:2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet

and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

Psalm 82:3-4. Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.

2 Samuel 23:3. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that

ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

1 Peter 2:13. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake:

whether it be to the king, as supreme.

 

 

[462] Luke 3:14. And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall

we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely;

and be content with your wages.

Romans 13:4. For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that

which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of

God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

Matthew 8:9-10. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I

say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my

servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to

them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in

Israel.

Acts 10:1-2. There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of

the band called the Italian band, A devout man, and one that feared God with all his

house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

Revelation 17:14, 16. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall

overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him

are called, and chosen, and faithful.... And the ten horns which thou sawest upon

the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and

shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

 

 

[463] 2 Chronicles 26:18. And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It

appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but to the

priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn incense: go out of the

sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither shall it be for thine honour from the

LORD God.

 

 

[464] Matthew 18:17. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but

if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a

publican.

Matthew 16:19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and

whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou

shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

1 Corinthians 12:28-29. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,

secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,

helps, governments, diversities of tongues. Are all apostles? are all prophets? are

all teachers? are all workers of miracles? Ephesians 4:11. And he gave some,

apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and

teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the

edifying of the body of Christ.

1 Corinthians 4:1-2. Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and

stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be

found faithful.

Romans 10:15. And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,

How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad

tidings of good things!

Hebrews 5:4. And no man taketh this honour unto himself, but he that is called of

God, as was Aaron.

 

 

[465] John 18:36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom

were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the

Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Acts 5:29. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey

God rather than men.

Ephesians 4:11-12. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,

evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the

work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ.

 

 

[466] Isaiah 49:23. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy

nursing mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and

lick up the dust of thy feet; and thou shalt know that I am the LORD: for they shall

not be ashamed that wait for me.

Romans 13:1-6. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no

power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore

resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive

to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil.

Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have

praise of the same: For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that

which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of

God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must

needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause

pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very

thing.

 

 

[467] Psalm 105:15. Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

Acts 18:14-15. And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto

the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would

that I should bear with you: But if it be a question of words and names, and of your

law, look ye to it; for I will be no judge of such matters.

 

 

[468] Romans 13:4. For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that

which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of

God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

1 Timothy 2:2. For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet

and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

 

 

[469] 1 Timothy 2:1-2. I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers,

intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that

are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and

honesty.

 

 

[470] 1 Peter 2:17. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the

king.

 

 

[471] Romans 13:6-7. For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's

ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their

dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear;

honour to whom honour.

 

 

[472] Romans 13:5. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but

also for conscience sake.

Titus 3:1. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey

magistrates, to be ready to every good work.

 

 

[473] 1 Peter 2:13-14, 16. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the

Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them

that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that

do well.... As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the

servants of God.

 

 

[474] Romans 13:1. Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is

no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

1 Kings 2:35. And the king put Benaiah the son of Jehoiada in his room over the

host: and Zadok the priest did the king put in the room of Abiathar.

Acts 25:9-11. But Festus, willing to do the Jews a pleasure, answered Paul, and

said, Wilt thou go up to Jerusalem, and there be judged of these things before me?

Then said Paul, I stand at Caesar's judgment seat, where I ought to be judged: to

the Jews have I done no wrong, as thou very well knowest. For if I be an offender, or

have committed any thing worthy of death, I refuse not to die: but if there be none of

these things whereof these accuse me, no man may deliver me unto them. I appeal

unto Caesar.

2 Peter 2:1, 10-11. But there were false prophets also among the people, even as

there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable

heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift

destruction.... But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lust of uncleanness,

and despise government. Presumptuous are they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to

speak evil of dignities. Whereas angels, which are greater in power and might, bring

not railing accusation against them before the Lord.

Jude 8-11. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion,

and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the

devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing

accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. But these speak evil of those things

which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things

they corrupt themselves. Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and

ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of

Core.

 

 

[475] 2 Thessalonians 2:4. Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is

called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,

showing himself that he is God.

Revelation 13:15-17. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that

the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not

worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and

great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their

foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the

name of the beast, or the number of his name.

 

 

[476] Genesis 2:24. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall

cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Matthew 19:5-6. And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and

shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no

more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put

asunder.

Proverbs 2:17. Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant

of her God.

 

 

[477] Genesis 2:18. And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be

alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

 

 

[478] Malachi 2:15. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit.

And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your

spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.

 

 

[479] 1 Corinthians 7:2, 9. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his

own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.... But if they cannot contain,

let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn.

 

 

[480] Hebrews 13:4. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but

whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

1 Timothy 4:3. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which

God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know

the truth.

1 Corinthians 7:36-38. But if any man think that he behaveth himself uncomely

toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do

what he will, he sinneth not: let them marry. Nevertheless he that standeth stedfast

in his heart, having no necessity, but hath power over his own will, and hath so

decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, doeth well. So then he that giveth

her in marriage doeth well; but he that giveth her not in marriage doeth better.

Genesis 24:57. And they said, We will call the damsel, and inquire at her mouth.

 

 

[481] 1 Corinthians 7:39. The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband

liveth; but if her husband be dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will;

only in the Lord.

 

 

[482] Genesis 34:14. And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our

sister to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us.

Exodus 34:16. And thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters

go a whoring after their gods, and make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Deuteronomy 7:3-4. Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou

shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. For they

will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other gods: so will the

anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

1 Kings 11:4. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned

away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his

God, as was the heart of David his father.

Nehemiah 13:25-27. And I contended with them, and cursed them, and smote

certain of them, and plucked off their hair, and made them swear by God, saying, Ye

shall not give your daughters unto their sons, nor take their daughters unto your

sons, or for yourselves. Did not Solomon king of Israel sin by these things? yet

among many nations was there no king like him, who was beloved of his God, and

God made him king over all Israel: nevertheless even him did outlandish women

cause to sin. Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress

against our God in marrying strange wives?

Malachi 2:11-12. Judah hath dealt treacherously, and an abomination is committed

in Israel and in Jerusalem; for Judah hath profaned the holiness of the LORD which

he loved, and hath married the daughter of a strange god. The LORD will cut off the

man that doeth this, the master and the scholar, out of the tabernacles of Jacob, and

him that offereth an offering unto the LORD of hosts.

2 Corinthians 6:14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what

fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath

light with darkness?

 

 

[483] Leviticus 18. 1 Corinthians 5:1. It is reported commonly that there is fornication

among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles,

that one should have his father's wife.

Amos 2:7. That pant after the dust of the earth on the head of the poor, and turn

aside the way of the meek: and a man and his father will go in unto the same maid,

to profane my holy name.

 

 

[484] Mark 6:18. For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy

brother's wife.

Leviticus 18:24-28. Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: for in all these

the nations are defiled which I cast out before you: And the land is defiled: therefore

I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.

Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of

these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth

among you: (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were

before you, and the land is defiled;) That the land spue not you out also, when ye

defile it, as it spued out the nations that were before you.

 

 

[485] Matthew 1:18-20. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his

mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found

with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not

willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. But while

he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a

dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife:

for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

 

 

[486] Matthew 5:31-32. It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him

give her a writing of divorcement: But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away

his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and

whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

 

 

[487] Matthew 19:9. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except

it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso

marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Romans 7:2-3. For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her

husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law

of her husband. So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man,

she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that

law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

 

 

[488] Matthew 19:8-9. He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your

hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.

And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication,

and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put

away doth commit adultery.

1 Corinthians 7:15. But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister

is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.

Matthew 19:6. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God

hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

 

 

[489] Deuteronomy 24:1-4. When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it

come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some

uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her

hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house,

she may go and be another man's wife. And if the latter husband hate her, and write

her a bill of divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house;

or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; Her former husband, which

sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for

that is abomination before the Lord: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which

the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

 

 

[490] Ephesians 1:10, 22-23. That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he

might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and

which are on earth; even in him.... And hath put all things under his feet, and gave

him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of

him that filleth all in all.

Ephesians 5:23, 27, 32. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is

the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.... That he might present it

to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it

should be holy and without blemish.... This is a great mystery: but I speak

concerning Christ and the church.

Colossians 1:18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,

the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

 

 

[491] 1 Corinthians 1:2. Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are

sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon

the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours.

1 Corinthians 12:12-13. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the

members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one

Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether

we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Psalm 2:8. Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and

the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.

Revelation 7:9. After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could

number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the

throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.

Romans 15:9-12. And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is

written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy

name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise

the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias saith, There

shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall

the Gentiles trust.

 

 

[492] 1 Corinthians 7:14. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and

the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean;

but now are they holy.

Acts 2:39. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar

off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Ezekiel 16:20-21. Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou

hast borne unto me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this

of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain my children, and delivered

them to cause them to pass through the fire for them?

Romans 11:16. For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be

holy, so are the branches.

Genesis 3:15. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy

seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 17:7. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed

after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee,

and to thy seed after thee.

 

 

[493] Matthew 13:47. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast

into the sea, and gathered of every kind.

Isaiah 9:7. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon

the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with

judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of

hosts will perform this.

 

 

 

[494] Ephesians 2:19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but

fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God.

Ephesians 3:15. Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.

 

 

[495] Acts 2:47. Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord

added to the church daily such as should be saved.

 

 

[496] 1 Corinthians 12:28. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,

secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,

helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Ephesians 4:11-13. And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some,

evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the

work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the

unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto

the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

Matthew 28:19-20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to

observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Isaiah 59:21. As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit

that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out

of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's

seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

 

 

[497] Romans 11:3-4. Lord, they have killed thy prophets, and digged down thine

altars; and I am left alone, and they seek my life. But what saith the answer of God

unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the

knee to the image of Baal.

Revelation 12:6, 14. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a

place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and

threescore days.... And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that

she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time,

and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.

 

 

[498] Revelation 2-3.

1 Corinthians 5:6-7. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven

leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new

lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

 

 

[499] 1 Corinthians 13:12. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to

face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

Matthew 13:24-30, 47. Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom

of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But while men

slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But

when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow

good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An

enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and

gather them up? But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also

the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of

harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in

bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.... Again, the kingdom of

heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind.

 

 

[500] Revelation 18:2. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the

great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every

foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.

Romans 11:18-22. Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest

not the root, but the root thee. Thou wilt say then, The branches were broken off,

that I might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou

standest by faith. Be not highminded, but fear: For if God spared not the natural

branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee. Behold therefore the goodness and

severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou

continue in his goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be cut off.

 

 

[501] Matthew 16:18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this

rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Psalm 72:17. His name shall endure for ever: his name shall be continued as long

as the sun: and men shall be blessed in him: all nations shall call him blessed.

Psalm 102:28. The children of thy servants shall continue, and their seed shall be

established before thee.

Matthew 28:19-20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to

observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

[502] Colossians 1:18. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the

beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the

preeminence.

Ephesians 1:22. And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head

over all things to the church.

 

 

[503] Matthew 23:8-10. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even

Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth: for one

is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your

Master, even Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:3-4, 8-9. Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day

shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be

revealed, the son of perdition; Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is

called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God,

showing himself that he is God.... And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the

Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness

of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power

and signs and lying wonders.

Revelation 13:6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme

his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

 

 

 

504] 1 John 1:3. That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye

also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and

with his Son Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 3:16-19. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to

be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in

your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to

comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;

And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with

all the fulness of God.

John 1:16. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace.

Ephesians 2:5-6. Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with

Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit

together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:10. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the

fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death.

Romans 6:5-6. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we

shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is

crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we

should not serve sin.

2 Timothy 2:12. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will

deny us.

 

 

[505] Ephesians 4:15-16. But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all

things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly joined

together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the

effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the

edifying of itself in love.

1 Corinthians 12:7. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit

withal.

1 Corinthians 3:21-23. Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours;

Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things

present, or things to come; all are yours; And ye are Christ's; and Christ is God's.

Colossians 2:19. And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and

bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the

increase of God.

 

 

[506] 1 Thessalonians 5:11, 14. Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify

one another, even as also ye do. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are

unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Romans 1:11-12, 14. For I long to see you, that I may impart unto you some spiritual

gift, to the end ye may be established; That is, that I may be comforted together with

you by the mutual faith both of you and me.... I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to

the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise.

1 John 3:16-18. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life

for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this

world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of

compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us

not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Galatians 6:10. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men,

especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 

 

[507] Hebrews 10:24-25. And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and

to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of

some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day

approaching.

Acts 2:42, 46. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles? doctrine and

fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.... And they, continuing daily

with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat

their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.

Isaiah 2:3. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the

mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his

ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the

word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

1 Corinthians 11:20. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to

eat the Lord's supper.

 

 

[508] Acts 2:44-45. And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man

had need.

1 John 3:17. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need,

and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in

him?

2 Corinthians 8-9.

Acts 11:29-30. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to

send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judaea: Which also they did, and sent it

to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul.

 

 

[509] Colossians 1:18-19. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the

beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the

preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.

1 Corinthians 8:6. But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things,

and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Isaiah 42:8. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another,

neither my praise to graven images.

1 Timothy 6:15-16. Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only

Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; Who only hath immortality, dwelling

in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see:

to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Psalm 45:7. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy

God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

Hebrews 1:8-9. But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a

sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved

righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee

with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

 

 

[510] Exodus 20:15. Thou shalt not steal. Ephesians 4:28. Let him that stole steal no

more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that

he may have to give to him that needeth.

Acts 5:4. Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in

thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not

lied unto men, but unto God.

 

 

[511] Romans 4:11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the

righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be

the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that

righteousness might be imputed unto them also.

Genesis 17:7, 10. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy

seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto

thee, and to thy seed after thee. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between

me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be

circumcised.

 

 

[512] Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 11:23. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto

you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread.

 

 

[513] 1 Corinthians 10:16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the

communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the

communion of the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 11:25-26. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had

supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye

drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,

ye do show the Lord's death till he come.

Galatians 3:17. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God

in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul,

that it should make the promise of none effect.

 

 

[514] Romans 15:8. Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision

for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the fathers.

Exodus 12:48. And when a stranger shall sojourn with thee, and will keep the

passover to the Lord, let all his males be circumcised, and then let him come near

and keep it; and he shall be as one that is born in the land: for no uncircumcised

person shall eat thereof.

Genesis 34:14. And they said unto them, We cannot do this thing, to give our sister

to one that is uncircumcised; for that were a reproach unto us.

 

 

[515] Romans 6:3-4. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus

Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism

into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,

even so we also should walk in newness of life.

1 Corinthians 10:16, 21. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the

communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the

communion of the body of Christ?... Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the

cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

 

 

[516] Genesis 17:10. This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you

and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

Matthew 26:27-28. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,

saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for

many for the remission of sins.

Titus 3:5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his

mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.

 

 

[517] Romans 2:28-29. For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that

circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly;

and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise

is not of men, but of God.

1 Peter 3:21. The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the

putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward

God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

 

 

[518] Matthew 3:11. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that

cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall

baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

1 Corinthians 12:13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we

be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink

into one Spirit.

 

 

[519] Matthew 26:27-28. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them,

saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for

many for the remission of sins.

Matthew 28:19-20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to

observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

[520] Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

1 Corinthians 11:20, 23. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not

to eat the Lord's supper.... For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered

unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread.

1 Corinthians 4:1. Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ, and

stewards of the mysteries of God. Hebrews 5:4. And no man taketh this honour unto

himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron.

 

 

[521] 1 Corinthians 10:1-4. Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be

ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the

sea; And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; And did all eat

the same spiritual meat; And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of

that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

 

 

[522] Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

 

 

[523] 1 Corinthians 12:13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,

whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all

made to drink into one Spirit.

 

 

[524] Romans 4:11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the

righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be

the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that

righteousness might be imputed unto them also.

Colossians 2:11-12. In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made

without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of

Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the

faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

 

 

[525] Galatians 3:27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put

on Christ.

Romans 6:5. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we

shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.

 

 

[526] Titus 3:5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to

his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.

 

 

[527] Mark 1:4. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of

repentance for the remission of sins.

 

 

[528] Romans 6:3-4. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus

Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism

into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,

even so we also should walk in newness of life.

 

 

[529] Matthew 28:19-20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in

the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to

observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

[530] Matthew 3:11. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that

cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall

baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

John 1:33. And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same

said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on

him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Matthew 28:19-20. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the

name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to

observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway,

even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

[531] Hebrews 9:10, 19-22. Which stood only in meats and drinks, and divers

washings, and carnal ordinances, imposed on them until the time of reformation....

For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law,

he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop,

and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, Saying, This is the blood of the

testament which God hath enjoined unto you. Moreover he sprinkled with blood both

the tabernacle, and all the vessels of the ministry. And almost all things are by the

law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

Acts 2:41. Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day

there were added unto them about three thousand souls. Acts 16:33. And he took

them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he

and all his, straightway.

Mark 7:4. And when they come from the market, except they wash, they eat not. And

many other things there be, which they have received to hold, as the washing of

cups, and pots, brasen vessels, and of tables.

 

 

[532] Mark 16:15-16. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach

the gospel to every creature. He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but

he that believeth not shall be damned.

Acts 8:37-38. And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And

he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And he

commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both

Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

 

 

[533] Genesis 17:7, 9. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and

thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God

unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.... And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt

keep my covenant therefore, thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.

Galatians 3:9, 14. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful

Abraham.... That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through

Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Colossians 2:11-12. In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made

without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of

Christ: Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the

faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

Acts 2:38-39. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you

in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of

the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are

afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

Romans 4:11-12. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the

righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be

the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that

righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And the father of circumcision to

them who are not of the circumcision only, but who also walk in the steps of that

faith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised.

1 Corinthians 7:14. For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the

unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but

now are they holy.

Matthew 28:19. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name

of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

Mark 10:13-16. And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them:

and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was

much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and

forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever

shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And

he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

Luke 18:15. And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but

when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

 

 

[534] Luke 7:30. But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against

themselves, being not baptized of him.

Exodus 4:24-26. And it came to pass by the way in the inn, that the Lord met him,

and sought to kill him. Then Zipporah took a sharp stone, and cut off the foreskin of

her son, and cast it at his feet, and said, Surely a bloody husband art thou to me. So

he let him go: then she said, A bloody husband thou art, because of the

circumcision.

 

 

[535] Romans 4:11. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the

righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be

the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that

righteousness might be imputed unto them also.

Acts 10:2, 4, 22, 31, 45, 47. A devout man, and one that feared God with all his

house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.... And when

he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him,

Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.... And they

said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good

report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to

send for thee into his house, and to hear words of thee.... And said, Cornelius, thy

prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in remembrance in the sight of God.... And

they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with

Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost....

Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received

the Holy Ghost as well as we?

 

 

[536] Acts 8:13, 23. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized,

he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which

were done.... For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of

iniquity.

 

 

[537] John 3:5, 8. Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be

born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.... The wind

bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell

whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

 

 

[538] Galatians 3:27. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put

on Christ.

Titus 3:5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his

mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.

Ephesians 5:25-26. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the

church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the

washing of water by the word.

Acts 2:38, 41. Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you

in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of

the Holy Ghost.... Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the

same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

 

 

[539] Titus 3:5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to

his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy

Ghost.

 

 

[540] 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. For I have received of the Lord that which also I

delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed

took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is

my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same

manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new

testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For

as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he

come.

1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 21. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the

communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the

communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body:

for we are all partakers of that one bread.... Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and

the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of

devils.

1 Corinthians 12:13. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we

be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink

into one Spirit.

 

 

[541] Hebrews 9:22, 25-26, 28. And almost all things are by the law purged with

blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.... Nor yet that he should offer

himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of

others; For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but

now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice

of himself.... So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them

that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

 

 

[542] 1 Corinthians 11:24-26. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said,

Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup

is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of

me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's

death till he come.

Matthew 26:26-27. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and

brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he

took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it.

 

 

[543] Hebrews 7:23-24, 27. And they truly were many priests, because they were

not suffered to continue by reason of death: But this man, because he continueth

ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood.... Who needeth not daily, as those high

priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this

he did once, when he offered up himself.

Hebrews 10:11-12, 14, 18. And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering

oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: But this man, after

he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God....

For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.... Now where

remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.

 

 

[544] Matthew 26:26-28. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it,

and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And

he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For

this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of

sins.

Mark 14:22-24. And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it,

and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and

when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said

unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

Luke 22:19-20. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto

them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.

Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my

blood, which is shed for you.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26. For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered

unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body,

which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also

he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my

blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat

this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till he come.

 

 

[545] Acts 20:7. And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came

together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow;

and continued his speech until midnight.

1 Corinthians 11:20. When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to

eat the Lord's supper.

 

 

[546] 1 Corinthians 10:6. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we

should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

 

 

[547] Mark 14:23. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to

them: and they all drank of it.

1 Corinthians 11:25-29. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had

supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye

drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,

ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread,

and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of

the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink

of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh

damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

 

 

[548] Matthew 15:9. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the

commandments of men.

 

 

[549] Matthew 26:26-28. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it,

and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And

he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For

this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of

sins.

 

 

[550] 1 Corinthians 11:26-28. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,

ye do show the Lord's death till he come. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread,

and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of

the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink

of that cup.

Matthew 26:29. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine,

until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.

 

 

[551] Acts 3:21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all

things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world

began.

1 Corinthians 11:24-26. And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take,

eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After

the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the

new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till

he come.

Luke 24:6, 39. He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when

he was yet in Galilee. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me,

and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

 

 

[552] 1 Corinthians 11:28. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that

bread, and drink of that cup.

 

 

[553] 1 Corinthians 10:16. The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the

communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the

communion of the body of Christ?

 

 

[554] 1 Corinthians 11:27-29. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink

this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But

let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.

For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to

himself, not discerning the Lord's body.

2 Corinthians 6:14-16. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for

what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion

hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part

hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath the temple of God

with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in

them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

 

 

[555] 1 Corinthians 5:6-7, 13. Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little

leaven leaveneth the whole lump? Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may

be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for

us.... But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among

yourselves that wicked person.

2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our

Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh

disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.... And if any man obey

not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he

may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Matthew 7:6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls

before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

 

 

[556] Isaiah 9:6-7. For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the

government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful,

Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the

increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of

David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with

justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform

this.

1 Timothy 5:17. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,

especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. 1 Thessalonians 5:12. And we

beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in

the Lord, and admonish you.

Acts 20:17-18. And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the

church. And when they were come to him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first

day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons.

Hebrews 13:7, 17, 24. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have

spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their

conversation.... Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for

they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with

joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.... Salute all them that have the

rule over you, and all the saints. They of Italy salute you.

1 Corinthians 12:28. And God hath set some in the church, first apostles,

secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,

helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

Matthew 28:18-20. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given

unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing

them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching

them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you

alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

 

 

[557] Matthew 16:19. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven:

and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever

thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:17-18. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if

he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a

publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in

heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

John 20:21-23. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father

hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them,

and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sins ye remit, they

are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

2 Corinthians 2:6-8. Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted

of many. So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest

perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow. Wherefore I

beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

 

 

[558] 1 Corinthians 5.

1 Timothy 5:20. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.

Matthew 7:6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls

before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

1 Timothy 1:20. Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto

Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

1 Corinthians 11:27-34. Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this

cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let

a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For

he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not

discerning the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you,

and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But

when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be

condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat,

tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not

together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Jude 23. And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the

garment spotted by the flesh.

 

 

[559] 1 Thessalonians 5:12. And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which

labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you.

2 Thessalonians 3:6, 14-15. Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our

Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh

disorderly, and not after the tradition which he received of us.... And if any man obey

not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he

may be ashamed. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

1 Corinthians 5:4-5, 13. In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered

together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, To deliver such an

one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the

day of the Lord Jesus.... But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away

from among yourselves that wicked person.

Matthew 18:17. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he

neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

Titus 3:10. A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject.

 

 

[560] Acts 15:2, 4, 6. When therefore Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension

and disputation with them, they determined that Paul and Barnabas, and certain

other of them, should go up to Jerusalem unto the apostles and elders about this

question.... And when they were come to Jerusalem, they were received of the

church, and of the apostles and elders, and they declared all things that God had

done with them.... And the apostles and elders came together for to consider of this

matter.

 

 

[561] Acts 15.

 

 

[562] Acts 15:22-23, 25. Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole

church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and

Barnabas; namely, Judas surnamed Barsabas, and Silas, chief men among the

brethren: And they wrote letters by them after this manner; The apostles and elders

and brethren send greeting unto the brethren which are of the Gentiles in Antioch

and Syria and Cilicia.... It seemed good unto us, being assembled with one accord,

to send chosen men unto you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul.

 

 

[563] Acts 15:15, 19, 24, 27-31. And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is

written.... Wherefore my sentence is, that we trouble not them, which from among

the Gentiles are turned to God.... Forasmuch as we have heard, that certain which

went out from us have troubled you with words, subverting your souls, saying, Ye

must be circumcised, and keep the law: to whom we gave no such commandment....

We have sent therefore Judas and Silas, who shall also tell you the same things by

mouth. For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater

burden than these necessary things; That ye abstain from meats offered to idols,

and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye

keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well. So when they were dismissed, they

came to Antioch: and when they had gathered the multitude together, they delivered

the epistle: Which when they had read, they rejoiced for the consolation.

Acts 16:4. And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for

to keep, that were ordained of the apostles and elders which were at Jerusalem.

Matthew 18:17-20. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if

he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a

publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in

heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I

say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they

shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two

or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

 

 

[564] Ephesians 2:20. And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and

prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.

Acts 17:11. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they

received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,

whether those things were so.

1 Corinthians 2:5. That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the

power of God.

2 Corinthians 1:24. Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of

your joy: for by faith ye stand.

 

 

[565] Luke 12:13-14. And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my

brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who

made me a judge or a divider over you?

John 18:36. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of

this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews:

but now is my kingdom not from hence.

 

 

[566] Genesis 3:19. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto

the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou

return.

Acts 13:36. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell

on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption.

 

 

[567] Luke 23:43. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou

be with me in paradise.

Ecclesiastes 12:7. Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit

shall return unto God who gave it.

 

 

[568] Hebrews 12:23. To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which

are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men

made perfect.

2 Corinthians 5:1, 6, 8. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were

dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the

heavens.... Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home

in the body, we are absent from the Lord.... We are confident, I say, and willing

rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Philippians 1:23. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be

with Christ; which is far better.

Acts 3:21. Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things,

which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

Ephesians 4:10. He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all

heavens, that he might fill all things.

 

 

[569] Luke 16:23-24. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth

Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father

Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger

in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

Acts 1:25. That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas

by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Jude 6-7. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own

habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment

of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like

manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set

forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. 1

Peter 3:19. By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison.

 

 

[570] 1 Thessalonians 4:17. Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up

together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be

with the Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:51-52. Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we

shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for

the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be

changed.

 

 

[571] Job 19:26-27. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my

flesh shall I see God: Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and

not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

1 Corinthians 15:42-44. So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in

corruption; it is raised in incorruption: It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it

is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a

spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

 

 

[572] Acts 24:15. And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow,

that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

John 5:28-29. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in

the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good,

unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of

damnation.

1 Corinthians 15:43. It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in

weakness; it is raised in power.

Philippians 3:21. Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto

his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all

things unto himself.

 

 

[573] Acts 17:31. Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the

world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given

assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

 

 

[574] John 5:22, 27. For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment

unto the Son.... And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he

is the Son of man.

 

 

 

 

 

[575] 1 Corinthians 6:3. Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more

things that pertain to this life?

Jude 6. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,

he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the

great day.

2 Peter 2:4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to

hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

 

 

[576] 2 Corinthians 5:10. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;

that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath

done, whether it be good or bad. Ecclesiastes 12:14. For God shall bring every work

into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.

Romans 2:16. In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ

according to my gospel.

Romans 14:10, 12. But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at

nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.... So

then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

Matthew 12:36-37. But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak,

they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt

be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

 

 

[577] Matthew 25:31-46. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the

holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him

shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a

shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right

hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,

Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the

foundation of the world: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty,

and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed

me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall

the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed

thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee

in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came

unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have

done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me,

ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an

hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a

stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison,

and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we

thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not

minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,

Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these

shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Romans 2:5-6. But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto

thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of

God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:

Romans 9:22-23. What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power

known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction:

And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which

he had afore prepared unto glory.

Matthew 5:21. His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant:

thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things:

enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Acts 3:19. Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out,

when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

2 Thessalonians 1:7-10. And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord

Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking

vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord

Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence

of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in

his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe(because our testimony among

you was believed) in that day.

 

 

[578] 2 Peter 3:11, 14. Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what

manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness....

Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be

found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

2 Corinthians 5:10-11. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ;

that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath

done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we

persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made

manifest in your consciences.

2 Thessalonians 1:5-7. Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God,

that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer:

Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble

you; And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be

revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

Luke 21:7, 28. And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be?

and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?... And when

these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your

redemption draweth nigh.

Romans 8:23-25. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of

the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit,

the redemption of our body. For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not

hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we

see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

 

 

[579] Matthew 24:36, 42-44. But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the

angels of heaven, but my Father only.... Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour

your Lord doth come. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in

what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have

suffered his house to be broken up. Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour

as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

Mark 13:35-37. Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house

cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest

coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all,

Watch.

Luke 12:35-36. Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; And ye

yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the

wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they say open unto him immediately.

Revelation 22:20. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly.

Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.