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Isa. iii. 10. Say ye to the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.
Isa. iii. 11. Wo unto the wicked, it shall be ill with him, for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
Jer. xvii. 10. I the Lord search the heart and try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Prov. xxiv. 12.
xxxii. 19. Thine eyes are upon all the ways of the sons of men, to give every one according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Matt. xvi. 27. The Son of man shall come in his glory with his angels, and then shall he reward every man according to his works. Rom. ii. 6. God will render to every man according to his works. 2 Cor. v. 10. We must all appear before the judgment-seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Gal. vi. 7. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Eph. vi. 8. Whatsoever good things any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.
1 Pet. i. 17. God without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work.
Rev. ii. 23. All the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts, and I will give unto every one of you according unto your works.
Rev. xx. 12. I saw the dead small and great stand before God, and the books were opened, and another book was opened which is the. book of life, and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books according to their works.
xxii. 12. Behold I come quickly, and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his works shall be. See this reward prayed for, against the wicked. Neh. vi. 14. Ps. xxviii. 4. 2 Tim. iv. 14. Threatened against the wicked. Jer. xxi. 14.-xxv. 14. Ezek. vii. 27.-xxiv. 14. Mic. vii. 13. 2 Cor. xi. 15.
LXXIV. Good works commanded. Matt. v. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. 1 Pet. ii. 12, 15.
Col. i. 10. Walk worthy of the Lord, unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work. John xv. 8. Herein, saith Christ, is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye be my disciples. 1 Tim. ii. 8. I will that women adorn themselves with good works.
v. 10. Let a widow be taken into the number, having followed every good work.
2 Tim. ii. 21. If a man purge himself from these sins, he shall be a vessel sanctified unto honour, and meet for the master's use, and prepared unto every good work.
Tit. ii. 7. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works. iii. 1. Put them in mind to be ready to every good work. Ver. 8. These things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they who have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works, these things are good and profitable unto men.
Ver. 14. Let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses.
Heb. x. 24. Let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works. See Jam. iii. 13.
LXXV. Ability for performing good works, promised. Isa. xxvi. 21. Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us, for thou hast wrought all our works in us. 2 Cor. v. 5.
lxi. 8. I will direct their work in truth, saith the Lord.
2 Cor. ix. 8. God is able to make all grace abound toward you, -that ye always having all sufficiency in all things may abound to every good work.
Eph. ii. 10. We are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Eph. i. 19.
iii. 20. His power worketh in us. Phil. i. 6. He that hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Christ.
Phil. ii. 12. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God that worketh in you, both to will and to do of his good plea
2 Thess. ii. 17. Our Lord Jesus Christ, and God even our Father, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work. 2 Tim. iii.16. The scripture is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction and instruction in righteousness.
Ver. 17. That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
2 Tim. iv. 18. The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and preserve me to his heavenly kingdom.
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.
Heb. ix. 14. The blood of Christ shall purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
xiii. 20. Now the God of peace that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant;
Ver. 21. Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you, that which is well-pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory, for ever and ever. Amen. See ability for obedience. Also see, God doth strengthen, lead, guide, &c.
LXXVI. Promises to the performance of good works. Heb. vi. 10. God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love. Rom. ii. 10. Glory, honour and peace to every one that worketh good.
Gal. vi. 4. Let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself, and not in another.
James i. 25. A doer of the work shall be blessed in his deed. ii. 17. Faith without works is dead. See this Ch. from ver. 14 to 24.
Rev. xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord, they rest
from their labours, and their works do follow them. See 2 Chron. xv. 7.—xxxi. 20, 21. Isa. xlix. 4. Jer. xxxi. 16. Rev. ii. 2.—ix. 13, 19, 26, 28.-iii. 1, 8, 15.
LXXVII. Examples of good works. Acts x. 28. Jesus went about doing good. John x. 32. See examples of obedience in the above 2d or 3d Ch. of Rev.
LXXVIII. Omission of good works. Threats. Luke xii. 47. That servant which knew his Lord's will and did it not, shall be beaten with many stripes.
James i. 22. Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. See the parable of the talent hid in the earth. Matt. xxv. 25, 26, 30. And Christ's sentence against the wicked, for omitting duty. Matt. xxv. 41, 42. The unfruitful tree cut down. Matt. iii. 10. vii. 19. Luke iii. 9.—xiii. 6, 10. John v. 2. The barren fig-tree cursed. Matt. xxi. 19. The parable of the seed sown, not bearing fruit. Matt. xiii. 23. Mark iv. 4. Luke viii. 8. The servants professing but not working. Matt. xxi. 30. Not being rich toward God. Luke xii. 20, 21. Is being like a fool. James iv. 17. Jude 12. Deut. xxxii. 32. Heb. vi. 8.
LXXIX. Shunning evil and doing good, commanded. Ps. xxxiv. 14, Depart from evil, and do good. Ps. xxxvii. 3, 8, 27. Isa. Ivi. 2. Isa. i. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 11.
Ps. xcvii. 10. Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.
Matt. xii. 12. It is lawful to do well on the sabbath day.
2 Cor. xiii. 7. I pray God, that ye do no evil.
1 Pet. ii. 15. It is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put
to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
iii. 11. Eschew evil and do good. Ver. 17.
iv. 15. Let none of you suffer as an evil doer.
1 John ver. 11. Follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
Examples. Job i. 1. Job feared God and eschewed evil. Ver. 8. Ch. ii. 3.
Ps. cxix. 10. I have refrained my feet from every evil way.
LXXX. Promises to them that do good, that do well. Gen. iv. 7. If thou dost well, shalt thou not be accepted?
Matt. xxvi. 44. Blessed is that servant whom his Lord shall find so doing.
Rom. ii. 7. To those who seek for glory, honour, and immortality, by a patient continuance in well-doing, God will give eternal life. Ver. 10. Glory, honour and peace to every man that worketh good. Gal. vi. 9. Let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.
Eph. vi. 8. Whatsoever good thing any man doth, the same shall he receive of the Lord.
1 Pet. iv. 19. Let them that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing.
LXXXI. Evil doers and their works to be avoided. Exod. xxiii. 2. Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil.
Ver. 24. Thou shalt not do after their works. Lev. xviii. 3.
Ps. xxvi. 5. I have hated the congregation of evil doers, I will not sit with the wicked.
ci. 3. I hate the works of them that turn aside, it shall not cleave to me. Ver. 8.
cxix. 115. Depart from me, ye evil doers, for I will keep the commandments of my God.
cxli. 4. Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity.
Isa. Ivi. 2. Blessed is the man that keepeth his hand from doing evil. Matt. xxiii. 3. Do ye not after the works of the Scribes and Pharisees, for they say and do not.
Rom. xii. 2.
Be not conformed to this world.
1 Pet. iv. 3. The time past of our life may suffice us, to have wrought the will of the Gentiles.
Rev. xviii. 4. I heard a voice, saying, come out, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. Isa. li. 11. 2 Cor. vi. 17. Evil company is to be avoided, besides some of the above scriptures, See Ps. i. 1, 2.-cxxv. 11. Prov. i. 15.— iv. 14.-xvi. 29.xxii. 25.
LXXXII. Doing evil the character of the wicked. Ps. xxxvi. 3. The wicked hath left off to be wise and to do good. Ps. xiv. 3.—liii. 1, 3. Rom. iii. 12.
Prov. ii. 14. The wicked rejoice to do evil. (Mic. vii. 3.) They do evil with both hands.
Eccl. viii. 11. Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily; therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.
Jer. iv. 22. My people are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.
xiii. 23. Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots, then may ye also do good, that are accustomed to do evil.
Rom. vii. 19. The good that I would I do not, but the evil which I would not, that I do.
Ver. 21. I find a law in my members that when I would do good, evil is present with me.
LXXXIII. Threats against evil doers. 2 Sam. iii. 39. The Lord shall reward the doer of evil, according to his wickedness.
Job viii. 20. God will not help evil doers.
Ps. xxxiv. 16. The face of the Lord is against them that do evil. 1 Pet. iii. 12. Mic. iii. 4.
xxxvii. 9. Evil doers shall be cut off.
Isa. i. 4. A seed of evil doers, children that are corrupters.
Ver. 15. When ye make many prayers I will not hear. See threats from ver. 5 to 16.
xiv. 20. The seed of evil doers shall never be renowned.
Isa. xxxi. 2. God will arise against the house of evil doers. Ps. xciv. 16.
Jer. iv. 4. Thus saith the Lord, circumcise yourselves to the Lord, lest my fury come forth like fire and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings. Ch. xxi. 12. Ezek. xxxvi. 17. Jer. xxvi. 3.-xliv. 22. 2 Kings xxii. 17.
xviii. 10. If a nation do evil in my sight, I will repent me of the good wherewith I said I would benefit them.
Ezek. xxxvi. 9. According to their way, and according to their do ings, I judged them. Hos. iv. 9.-xii. 2. Zech. i. 6.
Hos. vii. 2. Their own doings have beset them about. Jer. iv. 18. Rom. ii. 9. Tribulation and anguish shall be upon every soul of man that doth evil. See Deut. iv. 25, 26.-xxxi. 29. Isa. iv. 18, 20, 22.—lix. 6.—lxvi. 18. Jer. vii. 13, 18.—xxxii. 30.—xliv. 8. Ezek. xxi. 24. xxxiii. 26, 29.
WORKS OF DARKNESS.
LXXXIV. Darkness and the works thereof. Ps. lxxxii. 5. The wicked walk in darkness.
Prov. ii. 13. Evil men leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the paths of darkness.
iv. 19. The way of the wicked is as darkness.
John iii. 19. Men love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil.
Rom i. 21. Their foolish heart was darkened. Ver. 22. They be came fools.
Eph. iv. 18. Having the understanding darkened. Matt. vi. 23. 1 John. ii. 9, 11. He that hateth his brother is in darkness. Rev. xvi. 10. The kingdom of the beast was full of darkness. LXXXV. Threats. Isa. v. 20. Woe to them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness. xxix. 15. Woe to them whose works are in the dark.
1 Cor. iv. 5. The Lord will bring to light the hidden things of darkness.
NOT IN DARKNESS.
LXXXVI. The righteous walk not in darkness. John viii. 12. He that followeth Christ shall not walk in darkness. Ch. xiii. 35.
Acts xxvi. 18. The Lord said to Paul, I send thee to open men's eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God.
Rom. xiii. 12. Let us cast off the unfruitful works of darkness. 2 Cor. vi. 14. What communion hath light with darkness. Eph. v. 11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of dark
vi. 12. Wrestle against the rulers of the darkness of this world. Col. i. 13. God hath delivered us from the power of darkness. 1 Pet. ii. 9.
1 Thess. v. 4. Ye are not in darkness.
Ver. v. Ye are all the children of light, and of the day.
1 John i. 6. If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in darkness, we lie and do not the truth.