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4 Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall 'inherit the earth.

spirit, and trembleth at my word. LUKE, vi. 20: Blessed be ye poor for your's is the kingdom of God.

MAT. xix. 14: Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me : for of such is the kingdom of heaven. JAMES, ii. 5: Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

d ISA. Ixi. 1,3: The LORD hath anointed me--to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. EZEK. vii. 16: But they that escape of them shall escape, and shall be on the mountains like doves of the vallies, all of them mourning, every one for his iniquity. LUKE, vi. 21: Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. JOHN, xvi. 20: Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. 2 COR. i. 3-7: Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort, wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation. REV. vii. 17: God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. do. xxi. 4: And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

è Ps. xxii. 6: I am a worm and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. do. xxxvii. 11: The meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. do. cxlix. 4: He will beautify the meek with salvation.

ROM. iv. 13: The promise that he should be the heir of the world, was not made to Abraham, or to his seed through the law, but through the righteousness of faith.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for "they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the 'pure in heart for they shall see God.


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Ps. xvii. 15: As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake with thy likeness. do. cxlv. 19: He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them. 1: Ho every one that thirsteth come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat. do. lxv. 13: Thus saith the Lord GOD, behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty. JOHN, vi. 35: I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. REV. vii. 16, 17: They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.


Ps. xxxvii. 26: He [the Righteous] is ever merciful and lendeth and his seed is blessed. do. xli. 1: Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in the time of trouble. PRO. xiv. 21: He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. MAT. vi. 14: For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. MARK, xi. 25: When ye stand, praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any, that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 2 TIM. i. 16: The Lord give mercy to the house of Onesiphorus; for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain. HEB. vi. 10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. JAMES, ii. 13: For ye shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy, and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.

Ps. xv. 2: He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. do. xxiv. 4: He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart, and hath not lift up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. HEB. xii. 14: Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. * 1 COR. xiii. 12: Now we see through a glass darkly; but

9 Blessed are the 'peace-makers for they shall be called the children of God.

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10 Blessed are they which are "persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

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11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of Pevil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for great

then face to face. 1 JOHN, iii. 2, 3: We shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

'Ps. xxxiv. 14: Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace and pursue it. 1 COR. xiv. 33: God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. 2 COR. xiii. 11: Live in peace, and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

m ROM. xvi. 20. PHIL. iv. 9: The God of peace.

" 2 COR. iv. 17: For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory. 2 TIM. ii. 12: If we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us. 1 PET. iii. 13, 14: And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terrors, neither be troubled.

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LUKE, vi. 22: Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

P Ps. xxxv. 11: False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not. LUKE, vii. 33, 34: John the Baptist came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say he hath a devil. The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. 1 PET. iv. 14: If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.

4 LUKE, vi. 23: Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. ACTs, v. 41: They departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing_that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name. Rom. v.


your reward in heaven: for so 'persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted?3 it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the 'light of the world. that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

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15 Neither do men light a "candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

16 Let your 'light so shine before men, that

3 if the salt become unsavoury, what shall be seasoned therewith? Ud. Bi. Cr. The word in the original signifieth a measure, containing about a pint less than a peck. A. V.

We glory in tribulations. JAMES, i. 2, 3: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith, worketh patience.

See on MAT. xxi. 35.

See on MARK, ix. 50.

PRO. iv. 18: The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. JOHN, xii. 36: While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. PHIL. ii. 15: That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

" MARK, iv. 21: Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? LUKE, viii. 16: No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. do. xi.33: No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. 1 COR. Xii. 7 : The manifestation of the spirit is given to every man to profit withal.

1 PET. ii. 12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evil doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

they may see your good works, and "glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17¶Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets : I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.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.

19 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.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of


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JOHN, XV. 8: Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye be my disciples. 1 Cor. xiv. 25: Thus are the secrets of his heart made manifest; and so falling down on his face he will worship God, and report that God is in you of a truth.

* Ps. xl. 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. ISA. xlii. 21: He will magnify the law, and make it honourable. MAT. iii. 15: Thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. JOHN, i. 17: The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. ROM. iii. 31: Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid; yea, we establish the law. do. x. 4: Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. GAL. iii. 24: Wherefore the law was our school-master to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

y See on LUKE, xvi. 17.

JAMES, ii. 10: Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

a 1 SAM. ii. 30: Them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

b MAT. xxiii. 27, 28: Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead

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