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remember thee in thy ways.
Isa. The disciples (for want of consiIxiv. 5.
deration) said, To what purpose is This I recall to my mind, therefore this waste ? for this ointment might have I hope. It is of the Lord's mer- have been sold for much, &c. Jesus cies that we are not consumed.—Lam. said, Why trouble ye the woman, for iii. 20—22.
she hath wrought a good work upon They shall remember me among me.—Matt. xxvi. 7-11. the nations, whither they shall be The wind ceased, and they were carried captives.—Ezek. vi. 9. sore amazed, &c. and wondered; for
Son of man, prepare thee stuff for they considered not the miracle of the removing, and remove by day in their loaves, for their heart was hardened. sight, &c. it may be they will consi- --Mark vi. 51, 52. der, though they be a rebellious house. All they that heard it, wondered, Ezek. xii. 3.
&c. but Mary kept all these things, Because thou hast not remembered and pondered them in her heart. the days of thy youth, &c. behold, I Luke ii. 17-19. i. 29. 65, 66. will recompense, &c.—Ezek. xvi. 23. All men mused (or reasoned, or 43. 61.
debated) in their hearts of John, And lo, if he beget a son that seeth whether he were the Christ or not. all his father's sins which he hath Luke iii. 15. done, and considereth, and doeth not Which of you, intending to build a such like, &c. he shall not die for the tower, sitteth not down first, and iniquity of his father. — Ezek. xviii. counteth the cost, whether he hath 14-17.28.
sufficient to finish it ? &c.—Luke xiv. There shall ye remember your 28–31. ways, &c. and ye shall lothe your The prodigal, when he came to selves, &c. Ezek. XX. 43. vi. 9. himself, said, How many hired serxxxvi. 31.
vants of my father have bread ? &c. When I would have healed Israel, Luke xv. 17. then the iniquity of Ephraim was dis Settle it therefore in your hearts, covered, &c. and they consider not not to meditate before what you
shall in their hearts, that I remember all answer: for I will give you a mouth their wickedness: now their own and wisdom, &c.—Luke xxi. 14, 15. doings have beset them about, they Nor consider that it is expedient for are before my face.--Hosea vii. 1, 2. us, that one man should die for the
When my soul fainted within me, people.- John xi. 49, 50. I remembered the Lord. - Jonah Peter rashly said to Jesus, Thou ii. 7.
shalt never wash my feet: but when Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Con- Jesus had said, If I wash thee not, sider (or set your hearts upon) your thou hast no part with me: Peter ways.-Hag. i. 5.7.
saith unto him, Lord, not my feet Take no thought for your life, what only, but also my hands and my head. you shall eat, &c. Behold the fowls - John xiii. 8, 9. of the air, for they sow not, &c. And These things have I told you, that why take ye thought for raiment? when the time shall come, ye may consider the lilies of the field how remember that I told you of them. they grow; they toil not, neither do John xvi. 4. they spin; and yet Solomon, &c.— They of the circumcision, contendMatt. vi. 25, 26. 28–30.
ed with Peter for going in to the Why beholdest thou the mote that Gentiles, till they had considered the is in thy brother's eye, but considerest grounds which Peter rehearsed to not the beam that is in thine own them.-Acts xi. 1, &c. eye-Matt. vii. 3.
While we look not at the things
which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.—2 Cor. iv. 18.
CHAP. XXX. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore of the THOUGHTS, MIND AND AFFECsuch a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be An heart that deviseth wicked imagitempted.-Gal. vi. 1.
nations, God hateth.-Prov.vi. 16. 18. Brethren, be followers together of And God saw that the wickedness me, and mark them which walk so, of man was great in the earth, and as ye have us for an example.-Phil. that every imagination of the thoughts iii. 17.
of bis heart was only evil continually. Meditate upon these things : give —Gen. vi. 5. viii. 21. thyself wholly to them, &c. Consi If they shall bethink themselves der what I say, and the Lord give thee (or bring back their heart) in the understanding in all things.—1 Tim. land whither they were carried capiv. 15. 2 Tim. ii. 7.
tives, and repent, &c.—1 Kings viü. Wherefore, holy brethren, parta- 47. Deut. xxx. 1, 2. kers of the heavenly calling, consider The Lord searcheth all hearts, and the Apostle and High Priest of our understandeth all the imaginations of profession, Christ Jesus, who was the thoughts, &c.—1 Chron. xxviii. 9. faithful to him that appointed hiin. I have made a covenant with my Heb. iii. 1, 2.
eyes, why then should I think upon a Now consider how great this man maid ?-Job xxxi. 1. was, unto whom even the patriarch The wicked, &c. will not seek after Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. God. God is not in all his thoughts -Heb. vii. 4.
(or all his thoughts are, there is no And let us consider one another, God).-Ps. X. 4. to provoke unto love and to good We have thought of thy loringworks.Heb. x. 24.
kindness, O God, in the midst of thy Let us run with patience the race temple.-Ps. xlviji. 9. cxxxix. 17. that is set before us : looking unto Their inward thought is, that their Jesus, &c. for consider him that en- houses shall continue for ever, and dured such contradiction of sinners their dwelling places,&c.-Ps. xlix. 11. against himself, lest ye be wearied, Thou thoughtest that I was altoand faint in your minds. — Heb. xii. gether such a one as thyself, &c. 1-3.
Ps. I. 21. Remember them which have the My soul shall be satisfied as with rule over you, who have spoken unto marrow, &c. when I remember thee you the word of God: whose faith upon my bed. ---Ps. Ixiii. 5, 6. follow, considering the end of their When I thought to know this, it conversation.--Heb. xiii. 7.
was too painful for me, until I went Remember ye the words which into the sanctuary, &c. — Ps. lxxii. were spoken before of the apostles of 16, 17. our Lord Jesus Christ. — Jude 17. The Lord knoweth the thoughts of Luke xxii. 61. xxiv. 6. 8. John i. man, that they are vanity, &c. In 17. 22. xvi. 4. xii. 16.
the 'multitude of my thoughts within Remember therefore from whence me, thy comforts delight my soul.thou art fallen, and repent, and do Ps. xciv. 11. 19. thy first works, &c.—Rev. ii. 5. I thought on my ways, and turned
Remember therefore how thou hast my feet unto thy testimonies, &c. I received, and hold fast, and repent. hate vain thoughts; but thy law do I - Rev. iii. 3.
love.-Ps. cxix. 59. 113.
Thou knowest my down sitting,
and mine uprising, thou anderstand- from wickedness, that thou mayest est my thought afar off, &c. Search be saved: how long shall thy vain me, O God, and know my heart ; try thoughts lodge within thee?-Jer.iv. 14. me, and know my thoughts. — Ps. Neither say they in their heart, cxxxix. 2. 23.
Let us now fear the Lord our God His breath goeth forth, he return- that giveth rain.- Jer. v. 24. eth to his earth; in that very day his Behold, I will bring evil upon this thoughts perish.-Ps. cxlvi. 4. people, even the fruit of their thoughts.
The thoughts of the righteous are --Jer, vi. 19. right, but the counsels of the wicked Thus saith the Lord, &c. I know are deceit.-Prov. xii. 5.
the things that come into your mind, The thoughts of the wicked are an every one of them.--Ezek. xi. 5. abomination to the Lord.-Prov. xv.26. Then the king's countenance was
Commit thy works unto the Lord, changed, and his thoughts troubled and thy thoughts shall be established. him, so that the joints of his loins -Prov. xvi. 3.
were loosed.-Dan. v. 6. The thoughts of the diligent tend A book of remembrance was written eth only to plenteousness: but of before him, for them that feared the every one that is hasty, only to want. Lord, and that thought upon his -Prov. xxi. 5.
name.-Mal. iii. 16. Eat thou not the bread of him that Take no thought for your life, &c. hath an evil eye: for as he thinketh Which of you by taking thought can in his heart, so is he : eat and drink, add one cubit to his stature ? And saith he to thee; but his heart is not why take ye thought for raiment ? &c. with thee.-Prov. xxiii. 6, 7. Take therefore no thought for the
The thought of foolishness is sin. morrow, for the morrow shall take -Prov. xxiv. 9.
thought for the things of itself: suffiIf thou hast thought evil, lay thine cient unto the day is the evil thereof. hand upon thy mouth.-Prov. xxx. 32. —Matt. vi. 25. 27, 28. 31. 34.
Curse not the king, no not in thy Jesus, knowing their thoughts, thought; and curse not the rich in thy said, Wherefore think
ye bedchamber; for the bird of the air hearts ?-Matt. ix. 4. Mark ii. 8. shall
carry the voice, and that which But when they deliver you up, take hath wings shall tell the matter. no thought how or what you shall Eccles. x. 20.
speak; for it shall be given you in Assyria, &c. I will send him that same hour what you shall speak: against an hypocritical nation, &c. for it is not ye that speak, but the howbeit, he meaneth not so, neither Spirit of your Father which speaketh doth his heart think so; but it is in in you. -Matt. x. 19, 20. his heart to destroy, and cut off A good man out of the good treanations not a few.- Isa. x. 5—7. sure of the heart bringeth forth good
Let the wicked man forsake his things: and an evil man out of the way, and the unrighteous man his evil treasure bringeth forth evilthings. thoughts: and let him return unto — Matt. xii. 35. the Lord.—lsa. lv. 7.
For out of the heart proceed evil Their thoughts are thoughts of ini- thoughts, murders, &c.-Matt. xv. 19. quity; wasting and destruction are When Mary saw the angel, she was in their paths. Isa. lix. 7.
troubled at his saying, and cast in her I have spread out my hands all the mind what manner of salutation this day unto a rebellious people, which should be, &c. He hath scattered walketh in a way that is not good, the proud in the imagination of their after their own thoughts.- Isa. Ixv. 2. hearts.-Luke i. 29. 51.
0 Jerusalem, wash thine heart This child is set for the fall and
evil in your
rising again of many, &c. that the Set your affection (or mind) on thoughts of many hearts may be re- things above, and not on things on vealed.—Luke ii. 35.
the earth. Col. iii. 2. All men mused (or reasoned, or The word of God is quick, &c. a debated) in their hearts of John, discerner of the thoughts and intents whether he were the Christ or not. of the heart, &c. all things are naked, -Luke iii. 15.
and open unto the eyes of him with The scribes and Pharisees watched whom we have to do. Heb. iv. 12, 13. him, &c. but he knew their thoughts. Are ye not then partial in your-Luke vi. 7, 8.
selves, and are become judges of evil Martha, thou art careful, and trou- thoughts ?-James ii. 4. bled about many things: but one Wherefore, I will not be negligent thing is needful. —Luke x. 41, 42. to put you always in remembrance of
And the Lord turned and looked these things, though ye know them, upon Peter, and Peter remembered &c. to stir you up by putting you in the word of the Lord,&c.-Luke xxii. 61. remembrance, &c. I will endeavour
Why are ye troubled ? and why do that ye may be able, after my decease, thoughts arise in your hearts ? behold to have these things always in remy hands.-Luke xxiv. 38, 39. membrance.2 Pet. i. 12, 13. 15. üi.
Thy money perish with thee; be- 1, 2. Jude 4, 5. cause thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money,
CHAP XXXI. &c. pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. OF REPENTANCE IN GENERAL: IN WHAT -Acts viii. 20. 22.
SENSE GOD CANNOT REPENT; AND They became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was
REPENTANCE IN MAN, AND HIS TURNdarkened.-Rom. i. 21.
They that are after the flesh, do mind the things of the flesh, &c. to Sect. I. In what sense God cannot rebe carnally minded is death, &c. be pent; and how he is said to repent. cause the carnal mind is enmity And God saw that the wickedness of against God.—Rom. viii. 5-7. man was great in the earth, and it
The Lord knoweth the thoughts of repented the Lord that he had made the wise, that they are vain.—1 Cor. man on the earth, and it grieved him iii. 20.
at his heart.-Gen. vi. 5, 6. Let him that thinketh he standeth, Moses prayed, and said, &c. Turn take heed lest he fall.—1 Cor. x. 12. from thy fierce wrath, and repent of
Charity, &c. thinketh no evil.this evil against thy people, &c. and 1 Cor. xiii. 5.
the Lord repented of the evil which Casting down imaginations (or he thought to do unto his people.reasonings), &c. and bringing into Exod. xxxii. 11, 12. 14. captivity every thought.--2 Cor. x. 5. Ye shall bear your iniquities, even If a man think himself to be some- forty years ;
shall know my thing, when he is nothing, he deceiv- breach of promise (or altering of my eth himself.Gal. vi. 3.
purpose).-Numb. xiv. 34. Many walk, &c. whose end is de God is not a man, that lie should struction, whose god is their belly, lie, neither the son of man, that he and whoseglory is in their shame; who should repent: hath he said, and shall mind earthly things.-Phil. iii. 18, 19. he not do it? or hath he spoken, and
Whatsoever things are true, &c. if shall he not make it good ?-Numb. there be any praise, think on these xxiii. 19. 1 Sam. xv. 29. Heb. vi. 18. things.-Phil. ix. 8.
Titus i. 2.
HOW HE IS SAID TO REPENT.
ING TO GOD FROM SIN.
The Lord shall judge his people, I the Lord have spoken, &c. I will and repent himself for his servants, not go back, neither will I spare, when he seeth that their power is neither will I repent. Ezek. xxiv. 14. gone, and there is none shut up or How shall I give thee up, Ephraim ? left.-Deut. xxxii. 36.
&c. My heart is turned within me, It repented the Lord, because of my repentings are kindled together. I their groanings, by reason of them will not execute the fierceness of that oppressed them.-Judges ii. 18. mine anger.--Hosea xi. 8, 9.
It repented me that I have set up O grave! I will be thy destruction; Saul to be king; for he is turned repentance shall be hid from mine back, &c. the Lord hath rent the eyes.-Hosea xiii. 14. kingdom of Israel from thee this day, By whom shall Jacob arise? for he &c. and also the strength (or eternity) is small. The Lord repented for this: of Israel, will not lie nor repent : for It shall not be, saith the Lord.—Amos he is not a man, that he should re- vii. 2, 3, 5, 6. pent.—1 Sam. xv. 11. 28, 29. 35. Who can tell if God will turn and
When the angel stretched out his repent, and turn away from his fierce hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, anger, that we perish not? And God the Lord repented him of the evil; saw their works, that they turned and said to the angel that destroyed from their evil way; and God repentthe people, It is enough: stay thine ed him of the evil that he had said hand.- 2 Sam. xxiv. 16.
that he would do unto them, and he They have humbled themselves, did it not. Jonah iii. 9, 10. iv. 20. therefore I will not destroy them, but Joel ii. 13, 14. I will grant them some deliverance. I thought to punish you, when -2 Chron. xii.7. 1 Kings xxi. 27. 29. your fathers provoked me to wrath,
Return, O Lord, how long? and saith the Lord of hosts; and I repentlet it repent thee concerning thy ser- ed not: so again have I thought in vants.-Ps. xc. 13.
these days to do well unto Jerusalem, He remembered for them his cove- and to the house of Judah; fear
ye nant, and repented, according to the not.--Zech. viii. 14, 15. multitude of his mercies.-Ps. cvi. 45. The Lord will judge his people,
Sect. 11. Of Repentance in Man, and he will repent himself concerning
and his turning to God. his servants.-Ps. cxxxv. 14.
God led the people not through the For this shall the earth mourn, and way of the land of the Philistines, the heavens above be black ; because although that was near : for God I have spoken it: I have purposed said, Lest, peradventure, the people it, and will not repent, neither will I repent when they see war, turn back from it.Jer. iv. 28. return to Egypt.—Exod. xiii. 17. I will destroy thee: I am weary
And thou shalt call them to mind, with repenting.–Jer. xv. 6.
&c. and shalt return, &c. with all thy Amend your ways, &c. and the heart,&c.-Deut.xxx. 1-3.8. 1 King's Lord will repent him of the evil that viii. 47, 48. Deut. iv. 30, 31. he hath pronounced against you, &c.
And the children of Israel repented And the Lord repented him of the them for Benjamin their brother.evil which he had pronounced against Judges xxi. 6. 15. them.-Jer. xxvi. 3. 13. 19. xviii. Samuel spake unto all the house 7-11.
of Israel, saying, If ye do return unto I will plant you, and not pluck you the Lord with all your hearts, then up: for I repent me of the evil that I put away the strange gods, and Ashhave done unto you.— Jer. xlii. 10. taroth from among you ; and prepare xviii. 8. 10.
your hearts unto the Lord, &c. then