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the midst of thee, of thy 2 Hath in these laft Days spoken Brethren, like unto me; un
unto us by his Son, whom he hath
appointed Hair of ALL THINGS, by to him ye shall HEARKEN. whom also he made the WORLDS.
16 According to all that Heb. ii. i Therefore we ought to thou desiredst of the LORD things which we have heard, left ar
give the more earneft heed to the thy God in Horeb, in the any Time we should let them flip. Day of the Assembly, saying,
ż For if the Word spoken by Axo Let me not hear again the Geus was ftedfaft, and every Tranf
greffion and Disobedience received a Voice of the LORD my God; juft Recompence of Reward; neither let me see this great 3 How shall we escape if we ng
GLECT so Fire any more, that I die the firê began to be spoken by the
great SALVATION, which at not.
LORD, and was confirmed unto us 17 And the LORD said by them that heard him.
Heb iii. 1 Wherefore, holy Bree unto me, They have well thren, Partakers of the heavenly Calspoken that which they have ling, Consider the Apostle and Highspoken.
PRIEST of our Profeflion, CHRIST JE18 I will raise them up a 2 Who was faithful to him that Prophet from among their appointed him, as allo Moses was Brethren, like unto thee, and faithful in all his House.
3 For this Man was counted worwill put my Words in his thy of more Glory than Moses, in Mouth, and he shall speak as much as he who hath builded the
Houte, hath more Honour than the unto them all that I shall
House, command him.
For every House is builded by 19 And it shall come to some Man; but he that built all
Things is God. pass, that whosoever will not
s And Moses verily was faithful hearken unto my Words, in all his House as a Servant, for a which he shall speak in my Teftimony of those things which Name, I will require it of were so be spoken after ;
6 But CHRIST as a Son over his him.
own HOUSE : whole House are we, if 20 But the Prophet which we hold faft the CONFIDENCE, and
the REJOYC ING of the Hope, firm unshall presume to speak a Word to the End. in my Name, which I have 7 Wherefore as the HOLY GHOST not commanded him to speak, Voice,
saich, To day if yc will hear his or that shall speak in the
8 HARDEN not your HEARTS, as in Name of other Gods, even the Provocation, in the Day of Temthat Prophet shall die.
pracion in the Wilderness:
9 When your Fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty Years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that Generation, and said, They do ale ways err in their Heart ; and they have not known my Ways. .
ji So I sware in my Wrath, They shall not ENTER into my REST.
12 Take heed, Brethren, left there be in any of you an evil HEART of UNBELIEF, in DEPARTING from the LIVING GOD.
13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called, To day; left any you be HARDNED through the DECEITFULNESS of Sin.
14 For we are made PartAKERS OF CHRIST, if we hold the Beginning of Our CONFIDENCE stedfast unto the End;
Is While it is said, To-day if ye will hear his Voice, HARDEN not your HEARTS, as in the PROVOCATION.
16 For some when they had heard, did provoke : howbeit, not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.
17 But with whom was he grieved forty Years? was it not with them that had finned, whose Carcases fell in the Wilderness?
18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his Rest, but to them that BELIEVED NOT? 19 So we see that they could not enter in, because of UNBELIEF. 21 c And if thou say in
John vii. 17 If any Man will do
His Will, he shall know of the Docthine Heart, How shall we
TRINE, whether it be of God, or know the Word which the whether I speak of myself. Lord hath not spoken?
22 When a Prophet speaketh in the Name of the LORD, if the Thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the Thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the Prophet hath fpoken it presumptuously : thou shalt not be afraid of him.
Ć H A P. XIX.
1 The Cities of Refuge. 16 The Punishment of a false Witness.
CH A P. XXVIII.
1 The Blefings for Ovedience. 15 The Curses for Disebe
ND it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken
DILIGENTLY unto the Voice of the Lord thy God, 10 OBSERVE and to do all his COMMANDMENTS which I command thee this Day; that the Lord thy God will fet thee on high above all Nations of the Earth.
2 And all these Blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the Voice of the LORD thy God. 3 EBLESSED shalt thou be E Marth. vi. 33 SEEK ye first the
KINGDOM of God, and his Rightein the City, and BLESSED
OUSNESS, and all thele Things thall Thalt thou be in the Field. be ADDED unto you. 4 Blessed shall be the Fruit Marih, v. 3 Blessed are the Poor
in Spirit : for theirs is the Kingdoni of thy Body, and the Fruit
of Heaven. of thy Ground, and the Fruit s Blessed are the Meek : for they of thy Cattle, the Increase of shall inherit the Earth.
8 Blelled are the pure in Heart : thy Kine, and the Flocks of for they shali tee Gob. thy Sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy Basket and thy Store.
6 Bleflcd shalt thou be when thou comeft in, and blefled fhalt thou be when thou goeft out.
7 The Lord fhall cause thine Enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy Face : they shall come out against thee one Way, and free before thee seven Ways.
8 & The Lord shall com 6 Pfal ciii. 2 BLESS the LORD, O mand the Blessing upon thee my soul, and forget nor all his Be
. in thy Store-houses, and in all 3 Who forgiveth all thine Iniquithat thou settest thine Hand ties : who healeth all thy Diseases. unto : and he shall BLESS
4 Who REDEEMEth thy Life from
DESTRUCTION : who CROWNETH thee thee in the Land which the with Loving kindness and I ENDER LORD thy God giveth thee.
Psal.cxliv. 9 I will fing a new Song 9 The LORD shall esta- unto thee, O GOD : upon a Psaltery, blish thee an holy People un- and an inftrument of ten Strings to himself, as he hath sworn will I fing Praises unto thee.
12 That our Sons may be as Plants unto thee, if thou shalt keep grown up in their Youth ; that our the Commandments of the DAUGHTERS may be as Corner-stones, LORD thy God, and walk in polished after the Similitude of a Pa
lace: his Ways.
13 That our GARNERS may be 10 And all People of the full, AFFORDING all manner of Earth Mall see that thou art forth Thousands, and ten thousands
STOKE; that our Sheep may bring called by the Name of the in our Streets. LORD, and they fhall be a
our OXEN may be fraid of thee.
Atrong to labour ; that there be no
breaking in, nor going out ; that u And the LORD shall there be no coMPLAINING in our make thee plenteous in Streets. Goods, in the Fruit of thy such a Case; yea, Happy is that
15 Happy is that PEOPLE that is in Body, and in the Fruit of People whose God is the LORD. thy Cattle, and in the Fruit Psal. cxxxii. is I will abundantly
BLESS her PROVISION: I will saTISFY of thy Ground, in the Land der Poor with Bread. which the LORD fware unto Psal. cxxxvi. 25 Who giveth FOOD thy Fathers to give thee.
to all FLESH : for his MERCY endu
reth for EVER. 26 O give Thanks unto the God of HEAVEN : for his MERCY endureth for EVER.
12 »The LORD Thail OPEN b Pfal. i. 1 BLESSED is the Man unto thee his GOOD TREA- the Ungodly, nor ftandeth in the
that WALKETH not in the Counsel of SURE, the Heaven to give Way of SINNERS, nor fittech in the thee Rain unto thy Land in Seat of the Scoinful. his Seafon, and to BLESS ALL
2 But his DELIGHT is in the LAW
of the Lord, and in his Law doth he the WORKS of thinc Hand :
MIDITATE DAY and Night. and thou shalt lend unto ma 3 And he shall be like a Tree
ny Nations, and thou shalt planted by the Rivers of Water, that not borrow.
bringeth forth his Fruit in his Sea
son; his Leaf also shall not wither, 13 And the Lord shall and whatsoever he doth shall promake thee the Head, and sper. not the TAIL; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath : if that thou HEARKEN unto the COMMANDMENTS of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this Day to observe and to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the Words which I command thee this Day, to the Right Hand or to the Left, to go after other Gods to serve them.
i Psal. i. 4. The UNGODLY are not pass, if thou wilt not HEAR- Wind driveth away.
so : but are like the Chaff which the KEN unto the Voice of the
s Therefore the UNGODLY shall not LORD thy God, to observe stand in the JUDGMENT, nor SINNERS to Do all his COMMAND
in the Congregation of the RighMENTS and his Statutes which s For the LORD knoweth the WAY I command thee this Day, of the RIGHTEOUS : but the way of
the UNGODLY Ihall PERISH, that all these CURSE3 shall come upon thee, and overtake thee. 16 k CURSED shalt thou
* Psal. v. 10 Destroy thou them, be in the City, and cursed o God; let them fall' by their own shalt thou be in the FIELD. Counsels : cast them out in the mul
titude of their TRANSGRESSIONS, for 17 Cursed shall be thy Baf
they have REBELLED against thee. ket and thy Store.
Psal. vii. 11 GOD JUDGETH the Righ18 Cursed shall be the Fruit Teous, and God is ANGRY with the
WICKED every Day. of thy Body, and the Fruit
12 If he TURN not, he will whet of thy Land, the Increase of his sword; he hath bent his Bow, thy Kine, and the Flocks of and made it ready.
13 He hath alio prepared for him thy Sheep.
the Instruments of DEATH ; he ore 19 Cursed shalt thou be daineth his Arrows against the Perlewhen thou comeft in, and cutors,
Psal. ix. s Thou hast rebuked the cursed shalt thou be when Heathen, thou hast DESTROYED the thou goeft out.
Wicked, thou hast put out their Name
for ever and ever. 20 The LORD shall send
17 The LORD is known by the upon thee Cursing, Vexation, JUDGMENT which he EXECUTETH : the and Rebuke, in all that thou Wicked IS SNARED in the Work of his settest thine Hand unto, for
17 The Wicked shall be turned to do ; until thou be de- into Hell, and all the Nations that stroyed, and until thou pe- FORGET GOD.
Psal. xi. s The LORD TRIETH the rish quickly ; because of the RIGHTEOUS : but the W IÇKED and him Wickedness of thy Doings
whereby thou hast forsaken that loveth VIOLENCE, his Soul hateth.
6 Upon the WICKED he hail rain me.
Saares, Fire and BRIMSTONE, and an 21 The LORD shall make horrible Tempeft: this thall be the the Pestilence cleave unto PORTION of their Cup.
Psal. xvi. 4 Their Sorrows shall be thee, until he have consumed
multiplied, that hasten after another thee from off the Land, whi- God. ther thou goeft to posless it. Psal. xxi. & Thine Hand shall find 22 The LORD shall smite Hand shall find out those that hate
out all thine ENEMIES, thy Right thee with a Consumption, thee. and with a Fever, and with . Thou shalt make them as a
FIERY Oven in the Time of chine an Inflammation, and with an Anger: the Lord thall (wallow them extreme Burning, and with up in his Wrath, and the Fire hall the Sword, and with Blast- devour them.
10 Their Fruit shalt thou destroy ing, and with Mildew : and from the Earth, and their Seed from they shall pursue thee until among the Children of Men. thou perish.
Pfal. xxviii. 3 Draw me not away
with the Wicked, and with the Wor23. And thy Heaven that kers of Iniquity : which speak Peace is over thy Head shall be !o their Neighbours, but Milohief is
in their Hearts. Brass, and the Earth that is
4 Give them according to their under thee shall be Iron. Deeds, and according to the Wick24 The Lord Mall make EDNESS of their endeavours : give
them after the work of the.r Hands, the Rain of thy Land Pow- render to them their Deseit
. der and Dust: from Heaven s Becaule they REGARD not the Mall it come down upon Works of the Lord, nor the OPERA
TIQN of his Hands, he thall DESTROY thee, until thou be destroy- them, and not build them up. ed.
Psal. xxxii to Many Sorrows shall 25 The Lord shall cause be to the Wicked: but he th. IRUSTthee to be smitten before thine him about.
Ety in the LORD, Mercy thall compass Enemies : thou shalt go out
154. xxiv, 1 Behold, the Lord maone Way against them, and keth the Earth empty, and maketh
it waste, and turnerh it upside down, flee seven Ways before them; and SCATTERETH abroad the INHABIand shalt be removed into TANTs thereof. all the Kingdoms of the
2 And it all be, as with the Peo
Ple, so with the PRIEST ; as with the Earth.
SERVANT, so with his MASTER ; as 26 And thy Carcase shall with the Maid, 1o with her Mistress; be Meat untó all Fowls of as with the Buyer, so with the SEL
IER ; as with the LENDER, so with the the Air, and unto the Beasts BORROWER ; as with the Taker of Uof the Earth, and no Man lury, to with the Giver of Ufury to him, shall fray them away.
The Land shall be u.tesly empti
ed, and utterly SPOILED : for the 27 The Lord will smițe Lord hath fpoken this Word thee with the Botch of Egypt,
4 The Earth MOURNETH and fadech and with the Emerods, and fadeth away, the haughty People of
away, the World languisheth and with the Scab, and with the the Earth do languilla