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us former iniquities. Deliver us and hosts, the God of Israel, I will take Ne. purge away our sins for thy name's sake. buchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my

Ps. cxix. 170. Deliver me according to servant, and he shall deliver such as are thy word.

for death, to death, &c. Ch. xlvi. 26. Matt. vi. 13. Deliver us from evil. Ezek. xi. 8, 9. I will bring a sword

upon you saith the Lord. I will deliver LXXIII. God delivereth into natural you into the hands of strangers. Ver. 10. evil. He delicereth the wicked into the xvi. 27. For thy wickedness, I have hands of their enemies. Gen. xiv. 20. diminished thy ordinary food, and have Melchizedek said to Abram, Blessed be delivered thee into the hand of them that the most high God, who hath delivered hate thce. Mic. vi. 14. thine eneinies into thine hand.

xxi. 31. I will deliver thee into the hand Exod. xxiii. 31. The Lord said, (to his of brutish men, skilful to destroy. Ver. 32. people,) I will deliver the inhabitants of Ch. xxiii. 28.—xxv. 7.—xxxi. 10, 11. the land into thine hand. Deut. iii. 2.-- Amos ini. 6. Shall there be evil in a vi. 2, 3. 16: 23, 24.

city, and the Lord hath not done it? Num. xxi. 3. The Lord delivered up Heathens delivered into the hands of Isthe Canaanites, and Israel destroyed them. rael. Og, Deut. iii. 2.-- Amorites, Jos. x.

Deut. ii. 33. The Lord delivered Si. 12. Ch. xi. 6.—Many kings, Ch. xxi. 4. hon, &c. Ver. 36. Judg. xi. 9. 21. ---All their enemies, Judg. iv. 1.--The

xxviii. 25. If thou rebel, thou shalt be Canaanites, Ch. iv. 7.—Sisera, Ch. vii. 7.smitien before thine enemies. Ver. 29.- Midianites, Ch. viii. 7.-Zeba and Zal. See this fulfilled, 2 Chron. xxix. 28. Neh. munna, Ch. xi. 32.-Children of Ammon, ix. 26, 27. Ps. lxxviii. 59. 61. Isa. xlii. Ch. xviii. 15.-Philistines, 1 Sam. xxiii. 24, 25.

4.—Moabites, 2 Kings ii. 18. Judg. xxiv. 10. David said to Saul, This day the Lord delivered thee into mine hand. See 1 Sam. xvii. 46.

THE LORD DOTH KEEP HIS 1 Kings xiii. 26. The prophet said,

PEOPLE. The man of God was disobedient to the word of the Lord, therefore the Lord hath LXXIV. God doth keep his serrants delivered him unto the lion.

from evil. Gen. xxviii. 15. The Lord said 2 Chron. xxv. 20. Amaziah would not to Jacob, Behold, I am with thee, and will hearken to advice, for it came of God, keep thee in all places whither thou goest, that he might deliver them into the hand and I will not leave thee. Ver. 20, 21. of their enemies.

Exod. xxiii. 20. The Lord said, BeIsa. xxxiv. 2, 3. The indignation of hold, I send an angel before thee, to keep the Lord is upon all nations, and his fury thee in the way, and to bring thee into upon all their armies; he hath utterly de- the place which I have prepared. stroyed them, he hath delivered them to Numb. vi. 23–26. On this wise Aaron the slaughter. Their slain shall be cast and his sons shall bless the children of out, &c. Ver. 5. Ch. xiii. 3, 4, 5. Hab. Israel, saying: The Lord bless thee, and i. 12.

keep thee. The Lord make his face to Jer. xv. 9. The residue of them will shine upon thee, and be gracious unto I deliver to the sword before their ene- thee. The Lord lift up his countenance mies, saith the Lord.

upon thee, and give thee peace. Jer. xx. 4. Thus saith the Lord, I will Deut. xxxii. 10. The Lord kept Jacob make thee a terror to thyself, and to all as the apple of his eye. thy friends, and they shall fall by the Josh. xiv. 10. Moses said, The Lord sword of their enemies: and I will give hath kept me alive, &c. Judah into the hand of the king of Ba. 1 Sam. ii. 9. The Lord will keep the bylon. Ver. 5.

feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be xxi. 4, 5. Thus saith the Lord God of silent in darkness : for by strength shall Israel, Behold I will turn back the wea. no man prevail. pons of war that are in your hands, where- xxv. 31. David said, blessed be the with ye fight against the king of Babylon. Lord, that hath kept his servant from And I will deliver Zedekiah, &c. into the doing evil. Ver. 39. hands of Nebuchadnezzar. Ch. xxiv. 8, 9, 10. Ch. xxix. 17. 21.

Chron. iv. 10. Jabez called on God,

and said, O that thou wouldest bless me, xliii. 10, 11. Thus saith the Lord of and keep me from evil.

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Job xxxii. 18. He keepeth back his 1 Pet. i. 5. We are kept by the power soul from the pit, and his life from perish- of God, through faith unto salvation. ing by the sword.

iv. 19. Let them that suffer according Ps. xii. 7. Thou wilt keep them, o to the will of God, commit the keeping of Lord; and shalt preserve them from this their souls unto him in well doing, as unto generation. Ps. xxxi. 20

a faithfui Creator. xvii. 8. Keep me as the apple of thine Jude 24, 25. Unto him that is able to eye: hide me under the shadow of thy keep you from falling, and to present you wings.

faultless before the presence of his glory xix. 13. Keep back thy servant from with exceeding joy, to the only wise God presumptuous sins.

our Saviour, be glory and majesty, domixxv. 20. O keep my soul and deliver nion and power, both now and ever. me : let me not be ashamed, for I trust Rev. iii. 10. I will keep thee from the in thee.

hour of temptation. xxx. 3. O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave; thou hast kept me alive.

GOD PRESERVETH. xxxii. 19. The eye of the Lord is on them that fear him, to keep them alive in LXXV. God preserveth his people. famine.

Gen. xlv. 7. Joseph said, God sent me xxxiv. 20. The Lord keepeth all his hither, to preserve you a posterity in the bones, not one of them is broken.

earth, xci. 11. He shall give his angels

Deut. vi. 24. God commanded us to do charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy these statutes, and to fear the Lord our ways.

God, for our good always, that he might cxxi. 3. He will not suffer thy foot to preserve us alive as at this day. be moved: he that keepeth thee will Josh. xxiv. 17. God preserved us in all not slumber.-Ver. 5. The Lord is thy the way wherein we went, among all keeper.

people through whom we passed. cxxvii. 1. Except the Lord keep the 2 Sam. viii. 6. The Lord preserved city, the watchmen watch but in vain. David whithersoever he went. 1 Sam.

cxl. 4. Keep me, O Lord, from the xxx. 23. hands of the wicked.

Neh. ix. 6. Lord, thou hast made all cxli. 3. O Lord, keep the door of my things, and thou preservest them all. lips.-Ver. 9. Keep me from the snare Job yii. 20. I have sinned, what shall I laid for me.

do unto thee, O thou preserver of men ? Prov. iii. 26. The Lord shall keep thy x. 12. Thou hast granted me life and foot from being taken.

favour, and thy visitation preserveth my Isa. xxvi. 3. Thou wilt keep him in per- spirit. fect peace, whose heart is stayed on thee. xxix. 2. O that I were as in months

xxvii. 3. The Lord will keep his vine- past, as in the days when God preserved yard; he will water it, he will keep it me. night and day.

Ps. xvi. 1. Preserve me, O Lord; for xlii. 6. I will keep thee, and give thee in thee do I put my trust. for a covenant of the people.

xxxi. 23. The Lord preserveth the Jer. xxxi. 10. He will gather Israel, faithful. and will keep him as a shepherd doth xxxii. 7. Thou art my hiding-place, his flock.

thou shalt preserve me from trouble. John xvii. 11. Jesus prayed thus, xxxvi. 6. O Lord, thou preservest man Holy Father, keep through thine own and beast. name, those whom thou hast given me. Xxxvii. 28. The Lord forsaketh not his

- Ver. 15. I pray that thou shouldst saints; they are preserved for ever. keep them from the evil that is in the xli. 2. The Lord will preserve him, world.

and keep him alive, and he shall be bless2 Thess. iii. 3. The Lord is faithful, ed, that considereth the poor. who will stablish you, and keep you from lxiv. 1. O my God, preserve my life evil.

from fear of the enemy. 2 Tim. i. 12. The Lord whom I have lxxix. 11. Preserve thou those that are believed, is able to keep that which I have appointed to die. committed unto him.

İxxxvi. 2. Preserve my soul, O thou

upon them.

my God; save thy servant that trusteth begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast in thee.

forgotten God that formed thee. Ps. xcvii. 10. The Lord preserveth the Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them.souls of his saints; he delivereth them out Ver. 23. He said, I will heap mischiefs of the hand of the wicked. Ps. cx!. 1.

cxvi. 6. The Lord preserveth the Ezek. xxi. 30. Thus saith the Lord, I simple.

will judge thee in the places where thou cxxi. 7, 8. The Lord shall preserve wast created, in the land of thy nativity. thee from all evil; he shall preserve thy See Jerusalem's birth and nativity de. soul. He shall preserve thy going out scribed, Ch. xvi. 3 to 14. and coming in.

Ver. 31. I will pour mine indignation cxlv. 20. The Lord preserveth all those upon thee; I will blow against thee in that love him.

the fire of my wrath ; I will deliver thee cxlvi. 9. The Lord preserveth the into the hand of brutish men, skilful to strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and destroy. Ver. 32. widow. Jer. xlix. 11.

xxviii. 12–16. Thus saith the Lord God Prov. ii. 8. He preserveth the way of to Tyrus: Thou wast perfect in thy ways, his saints.

from the day that thou wast created, till Isa. xlix. 6. Thou art my servant, to iniquity was found in thee. Thou hast restore the preserved of Israel.

sinned, therefore I will cast thee as pro1 Thess. v. 23. I pray God that your fane out of the mountain of God. Ver. 18. whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our LXXVII. God the Creator of ChrisLord Jesus Christ.

tians : they are new creatures, God's 2 Tim. iv. 18. The Lord will preserve workmanship. Rom. xiv. 20. For meat, me unto his heavenly kingdom.

destroy not thou the work of God.

2 Cor. v. 17. If any man be in Christ,

he is a new creature. GOD IS THE CREATOR.

Gal. vi. 15. In Christ Jesus, neither

circumcision availeth anything, nor un. LXXVI. God is the Creator of his peo- circumcision, but a new creature. ple. Ps. li. 10. Create in me a clean heart, Eph. i. 6. He hath made us accepted 0 God; renew a right spirit within me. in the beloved.

cii. 8. The people that shall be created Col. i. 12. He hath made us meet to shall praise the Lord.

be partakers of the inheritance of the cxlix. 2. Let Israel rejoice in him that saints in light. made him; let the children of Zion be ii. 10. We are his workmanship, crejoyful in their king.

ated in Christ Jesus unto good works. Isa. xliii. 1. Thus saith the Lord that Ver. 13. Ye are made nigh by the created thee O Jacob, and formed thee blood of Christ. Ver. 15. O Israel, Fear not, for I have redeemed Rev. i. 6. He hath made us kings and thee; I have called thee by name, thou priests to God and his Father. art mine.-Ver. 7. I have created him for my glory, I have formed him, yea LXXVIII. Duty of Christians I have made him.-Ver. 15. I am the creatures. Rom. vi. 4. We should walk Lord, your holy One, the Creator of in newness of life. Israel, your King.–Ver. 21. This peo- vii. 6. We should serve in newness of ple have I formed for myself, they shall spirit. shew forth my praise. Cb. xliv. 2. 21. xii. 2. Be ye transformed by the re24.-xlvi. 4.

newing of your mind. Ezek. xxxvii. from ver. 1 to 15. The 1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out the old leaven, vision of dry bones raised to life. that ye may become a new lump.

Threats against those who apostatized Eph. iv. 22. 24. Put off the old man, after they had been created. Deut. xxxii. which is corrupt according to the deceit6. Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish ful lusts : And put on the new man, which people and unwise ? Is he not thy Father, after God is created in righteousness and that hath bought thee ? hath he not made true holiness. thee, and established thee?

Col. iii. 9. Ye have put off the old Ver. 15. Jeshurun forsook God that man with his deeds; and have put on made him.-Ver. 18. Of the Rock that the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that of righteousness, the planting of the Lord created him.

that he might be glorified.- Ver. 11. For 1 Pet. iv. 19. Let those that suffer ac- as the earth bringeth forth the bud, and cording to the will of God, commit the the garden causeth the things that are keeping of their souls unto him in well sown in it to spring forth ; so the Lord doing, as unto a faithful Creator. will cause righteousness and praise to

spring forth before all people. Jer. xxxi. LXXIX. God is to his people their 12. planter, builder, fc.; they are his plant- Hos. ii. 23. I will sow her unto me in ing, his vineyard, which he watereth and the earth, and I will have mercy upon her maketh fruitful; his house, his building, that had not obtained mercy. gc.

xiv.5. I will be as the dew unto Israel ; God planted the Jewish nation in the he shall grow as the lily and cast forth land of Canaan. Exod. xv. 17. Thou his roots as Lebanon.-Ver. 7, 8. They shalt bring them in, and plant them in shall revive as the corn, and grow as the the mountain of thine inheritance, in the vine. I am like a green fir-tree, from me sanctuary which thine hands have esta- is thy fruit found. blished. 2 Sam. vii. 10.

Mal. iv. 2. Ye shall go forth and grow Jer. xxxii. 41. I will plant them in up as calves of the stall. See Jer. xviii. 9. this land assuredly, with my whole heart. Ch. xxiv. 6.-xxxi. 4. 12. 28.—xlii. 10. LXXXI. Apostacy, or unfruitfulness,

Amos ix. 15. I will plant them upon threats and reproofs against it. Jer. ii. their own land, and they shall no more be 21. I planted thee a noble vine, wholly plucked up out of their land, saith the a right seed: how art thou turned into Lord.

the degenerate plant of a strange vine

unto me? LXXX. The Lord planted, watered, xi. 17. The Lord of hosts that planted and made fruitful, the Jewish church. thee hath pronounced evil against thee. Ps. lxxx. 8. Thou hast brought a vine Ch. xlv. 4. Ezek. xvii. 5. 8, 9.-xix. 10. out of Egypt, thou hast cast out the 12. heathen and planted it. Ver. 15. Ps. Jer. xviii. 9, 10. At what instant I Ixxii. 16.

speak concerning a nation to pluck up, Isa. iv. 2. In that day shall the branch &c. of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and Mat. iii. 10. Every tree that bringeth the fruit of the earth shall be excellent not forth good fruit, is hewn down and and comely. Ch. Ix. 21.

cast into the fire. v. 1, 2. My beloved hath a vineyard xiii. 3. See the parable of the sower. in a very fruitful hill: He fenced it, and (Mark iv. 4. Luke viii. 5.) Ver. 24. The planted it with the choicest vine.-Ver. parable of the wheat and tares. 7. The vineyard of the Lord of hosts is xxi. 32. The parable of the husband. the house of Israel.

man letting out the vineyard, and requir. xxvii. 3. I the Lord do keep the vine ing the fruits. Mark xii. 1. Luke xx. 9 yard; I will water it every moment, lest Luke xiii. 6. The parable of the unany hurt it, and I will keep it night and fruitful fig-tree cumbering the ground. day. Ver. 2. 6. Ch. xxxvii. 31.

Ver. 7, 8, 9. xxxv. 7. The parched ground shall be. come a pool, and the thirsty land springs LXXXII. The fruitful, whether Jews of water.

or Gentiles, are God's planting. Ps. i. 3. xli. 18. I will open rivers in high The righteous shall be like a tree planted places, and fountains in the midst of the by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth valleys, and I will make the wilderness a his fruit in his season; his leaf shall not pool of water. Ver. 19, 20.

wither. Jer. xvii. 8. xliv. 3, 4. I will pour

him xcii. 13, 14. Those that be planted in that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry the house of the Lord shall flourish in the ground; and I will pour my Spirit upon courts of our God. They shall bring forth thy seed, and my blessing upon thine off fruit in old age; they shall be fat and spring And they shall spring up flourishing among the grass, and as the willows by Matt. vii. 17. Every good tree bringeth the water-courses. Ch. xlix. 10.-Iviii. 11. forth good fruit. Ver. 18. Ch. xii. 33.

Ixi. 3. That they may be called trees John xv 1, 2. I am the true vine, my

water upon

Father is the husbandman. Every branch chief corner-stone; in whom all the build. that beareth not fruit he taketh away; ing fitly framed together, groweth into an and every branch that beareth fruit he holy temple unto the Lord. In whom ye purgeth, that it may bring forth more are builded together for an habitation of fruit. Ver. 4, 5, 6. 8.

God through the Spirit. Rom. vi. 22. Ye have your fruit unto 2 Thess. i. 3. We are bound to thank holiness, and the end everlasting life. Ch. God for you, brethren, because your faith vii. 4.

groweth exceedingly, and the charity of 1 Cor. iii. 9. Ye are God's husbandry ; every one of you toward each other ye are God's building.

aboundeth. Eph. ii. 20—22. Ye are built upon 1 Pet. ii. 5. Ye also, as lively stones, the foundation of the apostles and pro- are built up a spiritual house, an holy phets, Jesus Christ himself being the priesthood.




I. The testimony of prophecy appealed II. The testimony of prophecy urged by to as a foundation of faith in Christ. John the apostles. Acts xvii. 2, 3. Paul reav. 39. Search the Scriptures, for in them soned out of the Scriptures; opening and ye think ye have eternal life, and they alleging that Christ must needs have sufare they which testify of me.

fered, and risen again from the dead ; and Ver. 44. How can ye believe, which that this Jesus which I preach unto you receive honour one of another, and seek is Christ. not the honour that cometh from God xxiv. 14. After the way which they only ?

call heresy, so worship I the God of my Ver. 45–47. There is one that ac- fathers, believing all things which are cuseth you, even Moses in whom ye written in the law and the prophets. trust. For had ye believed Moses, ye xxvi. 22, 23. I continue witnessing would have believed me, for he wrote of both to small and great, saying none other me. (John i. 45.) But if ye believe not things, than those which the prophets and his writings, how shall ye believe my Moses did say should come: That Christ words.

should suffer, and that he should be the Matt. xxvi. 24. The Son of man goeth, first that should rise from the dead. as it is written of him. Mark ix. 12. It Acts iii. 18. Peter said, Those things is written of the Son of man, that he must that God before had shewed, by the mouth suffer many things.

of all his prophets, that Christ should sufLuke xviii. 31. All things written by fer, he hath fulfilled. the prophets concerning the Son of man, x. 43. To him gave all the prophets must be accomplished.

witness. xxii. 37. This that is written must be xviii. 28. The apostles mightily conaccomplished in me.

vinced the Jews, shewing by the Scripxxiv. 44. All things must be fulfilled tures that Jesus was Christ. which were written in the law of Moses, xxviii. 23. Paul expounded and testi. -and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, fied the kingdom of God, persuading them concerning e.Ver. 46. Thus it is concerning Jesus, both out of the law of written, and thus it behoved Christ to Moses, and out of the prophets. suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day.

III. Prophecies concerning Christ ful.

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