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out my Words to reason with him? Whom, though I were righteous, yet would I not answer's but I would make Supplication to my Judge, :! Wherefore Ict us humble ourselves greatly before God: and give Glory to the Lord, and make Confeffion unto him. Witb Sorrow
- Turn ye to me, faith the Lord, and Shame. with all your Heart, and with Fasting,
and with Weeping, and with Mourning; and rent your Heart, and not your Garments, and turn unto the Lord
God. * Be afflicted, ye Sinners, and mourn and weep. Let your Laughter be turned to Mourning, and your Joy to Heaviness.
• Wo unto us that we have finned: For this our Heart is faint.
P When I remember my Sins, I am afraid : Trembling taketh hold of my Flesh ; so that I am a Burden to myself.
9 When ye sorrowed after a godly Sort, What Carefulness it wrought in you! yea, what clear. ing of yourselves; yea, what Indignation ; yea, what Fear ; yea, what vehement Desire; yea, what Zeal; yea, what Revenge !
Godly Sorrow worketh Repentance to Salvation, not to be repented of : But the Sorrow of the World worketh Death.
• The Sacrifices of God are a broken Spirit: A broken and a contrite Heart, O God, thou wilt not defpife.
Job 9. 15. 2 Chron. 33. 12. Joshua 7. 19. m Joel 2: 12, 13 n James 4. 9, 8, 9.
ở Lam. 5. 6, 7,
P Job Job 7. 20. 9 2 Cor. 7. II.
i 2 Cor. 7. 10. * Pfal. 51.37
€ Ye shall remember your Ways and all your Doings, wherein ye have been defiled; and ye fhall loathe yourselves in your own Sight, for all your Evils that ye have committed.
u Be ashamed and confounded for your own Ways, faith the Lord Godt.
w We lie down in our Shame, and our Confusion covereth ús: For we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our Fathers, from Youth even unto this Day, and have not obeyed the Voice of the Lord our God. Tous, O Lord, belongeth Confusion of Face, because we have finned against thee.
* We are ashamed, and blush to lift up our Faces to thee, our God: For our Iniquities are increased over our Head, and our Trespass is grown up unto the Heavens,
y After I was turned I repented; after I was instructed I smute upon my Thigh. I was athamed, even confounded, because I did bear the Reproach of iny Youth.
z I will arise and go to my Father, and will say unto him, Father, I have finned against Hea. ven and before thee, and am 'no more worthy to be called thy Son. a The Unjust knoweth no Shame. RESOLUTION.
1 • Surely it is meet to be said unto God, if I have done Iniquity, I will do no more.
t Ezek. 20. 43: 4
u Ezek! X Ezra
9. á Zeph. 3. 5.
Job 34. 31, 32. 3
w Jer: 3. 25. Dan. z Luke 157 18, 19.
I am purposed that my Mouth thall not tranfgress.
! I will fet no wicked Thing before mine Eyes. A froward Heart shall depart from me: I will not know a wicked Person.
e I will wath mine Hands in Innocency ; fo will I compass thine Altar, O Lord.
AMENDMENT. Thus faich the Lord; Return ye now every one froin his evil Way, and make your Ways and your Doings good. For if ye thoroughly amood your Ways and your Doings, I will give you an Heart to know me, and I will set mine Eyes upon you for good.
& Caft away from you all your Transgressions, and make you a new Heart and a new Spirit. For why will ye die? I have no Pleasure in the Death of him that dieth, saith the Lord God; wherefore turn yourfelves, and live ye. Frame your Doings to turn unto your Gode Cease to do Evil; learn to do Well.
ḥ Put off, concerning the former Conversation, the old Man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful Lufts; and be renewed in the Spirit of your Mind ; and put on the new Man, which after God is created in Righteousness and true Holiness.
As ye have yielded your Members Servants to Uncleannefs, and to Iniquity unto Iniquity ; even so now yield your Members Servants to Righteousness unto Holiness. For what Fruit liad ye
c Pfal. 17. 3•
Pfal. 26. 6.
$ Ezek. 18. 319 f Jer. 18. 11.
Jer. 7. 5. Jer. 24.77
b Eph. 4: 22, 23, 24, Rom. 6. 19, 21.
in those Things whereof ye are now afhamed For the End of those Things is Death. : * Cleanse your Hands, ye Sinners; and purify your Hearts, ye Double-minded. Peradventure God will give you Repentance, that ye may recover yourlelves out of the Snare of the Devil.
I Thou that halt left thy firft Love, remember from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first Works.
m Break off thy Sins by Righteoufnefs; and thine Iniquities, by thewing Mercy to the Poor. - If Iniquity be in thine Hand, put it far away, and let not Wickednefs dwell in thy Taberna, cles. For then thalt thou lift up thy Face without Spot; yea, thou shalt be ftedfast, and shalt not fear, becaufe thou shalt forget thy Misery, and remember it as Waters that pass away.
• Let us cease from Sin, that we may no longer. live the rest of our Time to the Lusts. of Men, but to the Will of God. For the Time part of our Life may fuffice us to have wrought the Will of the Gentiles, when we served.divers Luftsand Pleasures.
P. Knowing therefore the Time, that now it is high Time to awake out of Sleep ; let us cast off the Works of Darkness, and let us put on the Armour of Light.
. Turn ye now from your evil Ways, and from your. evil Doings , before Sin hath gotten Dominion over you, and ye find no Place of Repentance. Can the Ethiopian change his Skin, or the LeoRom. 6. 21. James 2 Tim. 2. 25, 26. 4, S. m Dan. 4. 27 n Job 11. 14, 15, 16.
o i Pet. 4.. 1, 2, 3. Titus 3. 3. P Rom. 13. 11, 12.0
4 Zech. 1.4 Rom. 6.14. Heb. 12. 17: Jer. 13: 23.
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pard his Spots? Then may they alfo do Good that are accustomed to do Evil.
· Surely it is meet to be faid unto God; If I have done Iniquity, I will do no more. For he lookeih upon Men: and if any say, I have finned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me nor; he will deliver his Sul from going into the Pit, and his Life shall see the Light. Because he considereth and turneih away from all his Transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he thall not die.
s If the Wicked will turn from all his Sins that he hath committed, and keep all my Statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die, faith the Lord: All his Transgreflions that he hath committed, they thall not be mentioned unto him : in his Righteousness that he hath done he thall live.
+ If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up; thon thalt put away Iniquitý far from thy Tabernacles. Will he plead again it thee with his great Power No; but he will put Strength in thee.
v He will create in tliee a clean Heart, and renew a righi Spirit within thee. He will restore unto thee the Joy of his Salvation, and siphold thee with his free Spirit.
w After all that is coinè upon is for our evil Deeds, fering that thou, our Gori, halt punished us less than our Iniquities deferve, thould we
Job 34. 31, 32. Job 33. 27, 28. Ezck: 18:28 *18. 21, 22. i John 22. 23. Job 23. 6.
W Ezra 9. 13; 34. 2 Chron.28.-13.