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Prov. xiv. 34. Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

xvi. 12. The throne is exalted by righteousness.

Ver. 31. The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

xxi. 21. He that followeth after righteousness and mercy, findeth life, righteousness and honour.

xxviii. 1. The wicked flee when no man pursueth, but the righteous is bold as a lion.

Eccl. ix. 1. The righteous and the wise, and their works are in the hand of God.

Isa. iii. 10. Say ye to the righteous, it shall be well with him, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.

Isa. xxiv. 16. From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs, even glory to the righteous.

xxxii. 17. The work of righteousness shall be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and assurance for ever.

xxxiii. 15. He that walketh righteously, &c.

Ver. 16. He shall dwell on high, his place of defence shall be the munition of rocks, bread shall be given him, his water shall be sure. Ixiv. 5. Thou meetest him that rejoiceth and worketh righteousness, those that remember thee in thy ways.

Ezek. xiv. 14. Though Noah, Daniel and Job were in the city, [devoted to destruction for iniquity] they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness. See Gen. vii. 1.-xviii. 23.

xviii. 20. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him. Ver. 22. In his righteousness that he hath done, he shall live. Mal. iii. 18. Ye shall discern between the righteous and the wicked. X. The righteous shall be delivered from enemies. Ps. xxxiv. 21. They that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

lii. 6. The righteous shall see [the destruction of the wicked] and fear, and shall laugh at him.

Iviii. 10. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the and shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.


cxxv. 3. The rod of the wicked shall not rest on the lot of the righteous.

Prov. xiv. 19. The evil bow before the good, and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.

xxi. 18. The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous.

Zech. xiv. 12. This shall be a plague wherewith the Lord will smite all the people who have fought against Jerusalem, their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume away in their holes, and their tongues shall consume away in their mouth.

XI. The death of the righteous blessed. Num. xxiii. 10. Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his.

Prov. xiv. 32. The righteous hath hope in his death.

Isa. lvii. 1. The righteous is taken away from the evil to come. XII. The righteous blessed after death. Ps. xv. 1. Lord who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that worketh righteousness. Ps. xxiv. 4.

cxii. 6. The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance.

Isa. lvii. 2. He shall enter into peace, they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Dan. xii. 3. They that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and they that turn many to righteousness, as the stars for ever and ever.

Matt. xiii. 43. The righteous shall shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father.

xxv. 46. The righteous shall go into life eternal.


XIII. Unrighteousness forbidden. Rom. vi. 13. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin, but yield yourselves unto God as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

2 Cor. vi. 14. What fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? What communion hath light with darkness?

XIV. Threats against the unrighteous. Deut. xxvi. 16. All that do unrighteously are an abomination to the Lord.

Job xxvii. 7. Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

Rom. i. 18. The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men.

Ver. 29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, &c.

Ver. 34. They who commit such things are worthy of death.

ii. 18. Unto them that obey unrighteousness, God will render indignation and wrath, tribulation and anguish upon every soul of man that doth evil.

1 Cor. vi. 9. Know ye not, that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?

2 Thess. ii. 10. The Wicked [man of sin] is filled with all deceiveableness of unrighteousness in them that perish.

Ver. 12. That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

2 Pet. ii. 13. They shall receive the reward of unrighteousness. Ver. 14. Cursed children.

Ver. 17. To whom is reserved the mist of darkness for ever.

XV. Pardon promised to those that forsake unrighteousness. Isa. lv. 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.

Heb. viii. 12. I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins, and their iniquities will I remember no more.


XVI. Zeal a duty. Gal. iv. 18. It is good to be zealously affected in a good thing.

Tit. ii. 14. Christ gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself, a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

Rev. iii. 19. Be zealous and repent.

Instances in Phineas. Num. xxv. 11, 13. In Christ. Isa. lix. 17.

Ps. Ixix. 9. In David. Ps. cxix. 139. In the Corinthians. 1 Cor. xiv. 12. 2 Cor. vii. 11.-ix. 2. In Epaphras. Col. iv. 13.

Zeal, erroneous. Instances in Saul's slaying the Gibeonites. In Paul for the law of Moses before his conversion. Acts xxii. 3. Gal. i. 14. Phil. iii. 6. In the Jews. Acts xxi. 20. Rom. xvi. 2. See Jehu boasting of his zeal. 2 Kings x. 16.

Want of Zeal. Rev. iii. 15. Because thou art neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.


XVII. Upright. Prov. xv. 21. A man of understanding walketh uprightly.

xvi. 17. The high-way of the upright is to depart from evil. xxi. 29. As for the upright, he directeth his way. See Ch. xiv. 2. XVIII. Promises to the upright. 1 Chron. xxix. 17. I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness.

Ps. vii. 10. God saveth the upright in heart.

xi. 7. The righteous Lord loveth righteousness, and his countenance doth behold the upright.

xv. 2. He that walketh uprightly shall abide în thy tabernacle. xviii. 25. With an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright. xxxvii. 18. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright, and their inheritance shall be for ever.

Ver. 37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the latter end of that man is peace.

xlix. 14. The upright shall have dominion over the wicked.

lxxxiv. 11. The Lord will with-hold no good from them that walk uprightly. L

xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

cxii. 2. The generation of the upright shall be blessed. Ver. 4. Unto the upright there ariseth light in darkness. cxl. 13. Lord, the upright shall dwell in thy presence. Prov. ii. 7. The Lord is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. Ver. 21. The upright shall dwell in the land, &c. x. 9. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely.

Ver. 29. The way of the Lord is strength to the upright. xi. 3. The integrity of the upright shall preserve them. Ver. 5, 6. The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them. Ver. 11. By the blessing of the upright the city is preserved. Ch. xxix. 8. Gen. xviii. 23 to 28.

Ver. 20. The upright in their way are God's delight.
xii. 6. The mouth of the upright shall deliver them.
Ver. 22. They that deal truly are God's delight.
xiii. 6. Righteousness keepeth the upright in the way.
xiv. 11. The tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
xv. 8. The prayer of the upright is God's delight.

xxi. 18. The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.

xxviii. 6. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich.

Prov. xxviii. 10. The upright shall have good things in possession. Ver. 18. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved, but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.

Ver. 20. A faithful man shall abound with blessing.

Isa. Ivii. 2. The righteous shall enter into peace, they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

Mic. ii. 7. My words do good to him that walketh uprightly. See Rom. xiv. 22. John iii. 21.

XIX. The upright prayed for, and prayer for uprightness. Ps. xxv. 21. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait on thee. cxliii. 10. Lead me unto the land of uprightness.

cxxv. 4. Do good to them that are upright in heart.

xxxvi. 10. Continue thy righteousness to the upright in heart.


XX. Integrity. Ps. vii. 8. Judge me, O Lord, according to miné integrity.

xxv. 11. Let integrity and uprightness preserve me.

xli. 12. Thou upholdest me in mine integrity.

Prov. xix. 1. Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool. Ch. xxviii. 6.

xx. 7. The just man walketh in his integrity.

Job xxvii. 7. My heart shall not reproach me.

XXI. Particular instances of integrity. Gen. xx. 6. God said to Abimelech, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thine heart, for I with-held thee from sinning against me.

Job ii. 3. Job holdeth fast his integrity. Ver. 9. Ch. xxvii. 5.xxxi. 6. 1 Kings ix. 4.

Ps. xxvi. 1. David said, I walked in mine integrity. Ver. 11. Ps. lxxviii. 72.


XXII. Sincerity. Josh. xxiv. 14. Fear and serve the Lord in sincerity.

1 Cor. v. 8. Keep the feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity. Phil. i. 9. I pray that ye may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ.

Eph. vi. 24. Grace be with them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

2 Cor. ii. 17. As of sincerity in the sight of God speak we.

i. 12. In simplicity and godly sincerity we have had our conversation.

Tit. . 7. In doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity. 1 Pet. ii. 2. Desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.


XXIII. Perfection a commanded duty. Gen. xvii. 1. The Lord said unto Abraham, I am the Almighty God, walk before me and be thou perfect.

Deut. xviii. 13. Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God. Matt. v. 48. Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Rom. xii. 2. Be ye transformed by the renewing of your minds, that ye may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.


2 Cor. vii. 1. Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.

xiii. 11. Be perfect, be of one mind.

Col. iii. 14. Put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Heb. vi. 1. Let us go on unto perfection.

XXIV. Directions for attaining perfection. Matt. xix. 21. If thou wilt be perfect keep the commandments. 1 John ii. 5.-iv. 12.

Luke vi. 40. Every one that is perfect shall be as his master. Phil. iii. 12. Not as though I were already perfect, or had already attained.

Ver. 14. I press forward toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

Ver. 15. Let us as many as be perfect, be thus minded.

Jam. i. 4. Let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

iii. 2. If any offend not in word, the same is a perfect man.

XXV. Means of perfection are, God and Christ. 2 Sam. xxii. 33. God maketh my way perfect. Ps. xviii. 32.

Ps. cxxxviii. 8. The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me. Ezek. xvi. 4. Thy beauty was perfect through my comeliness which I put upon thee. 1 Cor. iv. 7. Who maketh thee to differ?

John xvii. 23. I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one.

2 Cor. xii. 9. My grace is sufficient for thee, my strength is made perfect in weakness.

Col. ii. 10. Ye are complete in him, viz. Christ.

iv. 12. Praying fervently for you, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

Heb. x. 14. By one offering Christ hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

xiii. 21. God make you perfect, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight.

1 Pet. v. 10. The God of all grace make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. See Heb. xi. 40.-xii. 23.

XXVI. The holy Scriptures a mean of perfection. 2 Tim. iii. 16. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righteousness.

Ver. 17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished to all good works.

Ps. cxix. 11. Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee. See Gal. iii. 3. See the Spirit's influence upon all Christians.

XXVII. The ministry. Eph. iv. 11. He gave apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers.

Ver. 12. For the perfecting of the saints.

Ver. 13. Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ.

Col. i. 28. We preach Christ, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus.

Thess. iii. 9. We joy before God for your sakes.

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