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But be Doers of the Word, and not Hédrürs only, deceive ing your own selves.

For if any be a Hearer of the Word, and not a Doer, he is like to a Man beholding his natural Face in a Glass:

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his Way, and straitway 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 Word, this Man Mall be blessed in his Deed.

Luke vi. 47, 48. Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my Sayings, and doth them, I will few you to whom he is like.

He is like a Man which built an House, and digged deep, and laid the Foundation on a Rock: and when the Flood arose, the Stream beat vehemently upon that House, and could not make it : for it was founded upon a Rock.

Pr. i. 1, 2. Blessed is the Man that walketh not in the Counfel of the Ungodly, nor ftandeth in the Way of Sinners, nor fitteth in the Seat of the Scornful.

But his Delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in his Law doth be meditate Day and Night.

Pf. xix. 8, 10, 11. The Statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the Heart: the Commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the Eyes.

More to be desired are they than Gold, yea than much fine Gold: sweeter also than Honey, and the Honey-comb.

Moreover, by them is thy Servant warned, and in keeping of them there is great Reward.

Pf. cxix. 9. Wherewithal mall a young Man cleanse his Way? by taking Heed thereto according to thy Word.

12. Blesed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy Statutes.

49. Remember thy Word unto thy Servant, upon which thou haft caused me to hope.

73. Thy Hands have made me, and fashioned me, give me Understanding that I may learn thy Commandments

. 89. For ever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in Heaven.

96. I have seen an End of all Perfections; but thy Commandment is exceeding Broad.

105. Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet, and a Light unto

16. Uphold me according to thy Word, and let me not be ajhamed of my Hope.

130. The Entrance of thy Words giveth Liglit: it giveth Understanding unto the Simple.

my Path.

133. Order

1 33. Order my Steps in thy Word, and let not Iniquity have Dominion over me.

155. Salvation is far from the Wicked: for they seek not thy Statutes.

165. Great Peace have they which love thy Law, and nothing all offend them.

Rom. xvi. 25, 26, 27. Now to him that is of Power to flablish you according to my Gospel, and the Preaching of Jesus Chrift according to the Revelation of the Mystery which was kept secret since the World began.

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.

To God only wise, be Glory through Jesus Christ for ever: Amen.

The COLLECT.

Lessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be

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wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them; that by Patience and Comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed Hope of everlasting Life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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AN

ABSTRACT

OF THE

Books of MOSES

The First Period: Being the HISTORY of the WORLD, from the

Creation of Heaven and Earth to the Flood, containing about the Space of 1656 Years.

G E N E S I S. C H A P. I. Ver. 1 The Creation of Heaven and Earth. 3 Of the Light.

6 Of the Firmament. 9 Of the Earth separated from the Waters, II and made fruitful. 14. Of the Sun, Moon, and Stars. 20 Of Fish and Fowl. 24 Of Beasts and Cattle. 26 Of Man in the Image of God. 29 The Appointment of Food.

Nathe BEGINNING * Psal. xc. 1 LORD, thou haft been
God created the

our Dwelling place in all Genera

tions. HEAVEN and the 2 Before the Mountains were EARTH.

brought forth, or ever thou hadīt

formed the Earth and the WORLD ; and from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.

John i. r In the BEGINNING was the Word, and the WORD was with God, and the Word was God.

2 The same was in the BEGINNING with God.

3 All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Hebr. i. I God, who at sundry Times and in divers Manners spake in time paft unto the Fathers by the Prophets,

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 World.

3 Who being the BRIGHINESS of his Glory, and the express IMAGE of his Person, and upholding all Things by the Word of his Power, whien he

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was.

had by himself purged our Sins, sat down on the Right hand of the MAJESTY on high

1o And thou, LORD, in the BEGINNING haft laid the Foundation of the Earth ; and the Heavens are the Works of thine Hands.

11 They Thall perish, but thou remainest : And they all hall wax old as doth a Garnient.

12 And as a Vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the same, and thy Years shall not fail.

Prov. viii. 22 The Lord pofféffed me in the BEGINNING of his Way, before his Works of old.

23 I was set up from EVERLASTING, from the BEGINNING, or ever the EARTH

24. When there were no Depths, I was brought forth; when there were no Fountains abounding with Water.

25 Before the Mountains were fetcled; before the Hills was I brought forth. 26 While as yet he had not made the Earth nor the Fields, nor the highest part of the Duft of the World.

27 When he prepared the Heavens, I was there; when he set a Compass upon the Face of the Depth.

28 When he established the Clouds above : when he strengthened the Fountains of the Deep :

29 When he gave io the Sea his Decree, that the Waters should not pats his Commandment : when he appointed the Foundations of the Earth.

30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his DELIGHT ; rejoycing always before him.

31 Rejoycing in the habitable part of his Earth, and my Delights were with the Sons of Men.

32 Now, therefore, hearken unto me, O ye CHILDREN, for blessed are they that keep my ways.

33 Hear Inftru&ion and be wise, refuse it not.

34 Blefled is the Man that heareth me, watching daily at my Gates ; waiting at the Posts of my Doors.

35 For wholo tindeth me, findeth Life, and shall obtain Favour of the LORD,

36 But he that finneth against me wrongerh his own Soul : All they that hate me love DEATH. 2 b And the Earth was

b Psal. xxxiii. 6 By the WORD of without Form and void, and and all the Hoft of them by the

the LORD were the Heavens made, Darkness was upon the Face Breath of his Mouth. of the Deep: and the Spirit 7 He gathered the waters of the of God moved upon the Face

Sea together, as an Heap, he layech

up the Depth in Store-houses. of the Waters.

8 Let all the Earth fear the Lord; let all the Inhabitants of the World

stand in awe of Him. 3 C And God said, Let * 2 Cor. iv. 6 ForGod who commandthere be Light; and there ed the LIGHT to shine out of Darkness,

hath shined in our Hearts, to give the was Light.

Light of the Knowledge of the Glory 4 And God saw the Light, of God, in the Face of Jesus CHRIST. that it was good ; and God divided the Light from the Darkness.

5 And God called the Light Day, and the Darkness he called Night ; and the Evening and the Morning were the firit Day.

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6 And God said, Let there be a Firmament in the midst of the Waters, and let it divide the Waters from the Waters, 7

d And God made the & Psal. cxlvii. 4 Praise him, ye Firmament, and divided the Heaven of Heavens, and ye Waters

that be above the Heavens. Waters which were under the

s Let them praise the Name of Firmament, from the Wa- the LORD; for he commanded and ters which were above the they were created.

6 He hath also ftablished them for Firmament: and it was so. ever and ever : he hath made a Deo

8 And God called the Fir- cree which shall not pals. mament Heaven: and the Evening and the Morning were the second Day.

9 e And God said, Let the • Job xxvi. 10 He hath compassed Waters under the Heaven be the Waters with Bounds, until the

Day and Night come to an End. gathered together unto one Psal. civ. 1 O LORD my God, thou Place, and let the dry Land art very great, thou art clothed with

Honour and Majesty. appear : and it was so.

2 Who coverest thyself with Light, 10 And God called the dry as with a Garment: who stretchest Land Earth, and the gather- out the Heavens like a Curtain. ing together of the Waters Chambers in the Waters, who macalled he Seas: and God saw keth the Clouds his Chariot, who that it was good.

walketh upon the Wings of the Wind.

s Who laid the Foundations of the 11 And God said, Let the Earth, that it should not be removed Earth bring forth Grass, the for ever.

6 Thou coverest it with the Deep, Herb yielding Seed, and the

as with a Garment: the Waters food Fruit-tree yielding Fruit after above the Mouprains. his kind, whose Seed is in it 7 At thy Rebuke they filed: at thy

Thunder they hafted away. self, upon the Earth : and it

8 They go up by the Mountains :

they go down by the Valleys unto 12 And the Earth brought the place which thou haft founded

for them forth Grass, and Herb yield

I Thou hast set a Bound that they ing Secd after his kind, and may not pats over : that they turn the Tree yielding Fruit, whose not again to cover the Earth. Seed was in itself after his the Lord: will ye not TREMBLE at my

Jer. v. 22. Fear ye not me, faith kind : and God saw that it Presence, who have placed the Sand was good.

for the Bound of the Sea, by a per

petual Decree that it cannot pass it; 13 And the Evening and and though the Waves thereof tols the Morning were the third themselves, yet can they not prevail; Day.

though they roar, yet can they not

pass over ii. 14 f And God said, Let the Glory of Gov: and the Firma

* Psal. six. 1. The Heavens declare there be Lights in the Firma- ment sheweth his handy Wolk. ment of the Heaven, to di ? Day unto Day utterech Speech,

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