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eat ; but of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, thou shalt not eat of it: For in the Day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.

n' And Adam gave Names to all Cattle, and to the Fowls of the Air, and to every Bcast of the Field.

° And they were both naked, the Man and his Wife, and were not ashamed.

The FALL of MAN.

P Now the Serpent having beguiled Eve through his Subtilty, she took of the Fruit of the Tree, of which God had faid unto the Man and the Woman, Ye thall not eat of it, neither thail ye touch it, lest ye die ; and the did eat, and gave also unto her Husband with her, and he did eat.

'? And the Eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and therefore they fewed Fig-leaves together, and made themselves Aprons.

"And when they heard the Voice of the Lord calling unto them, they were afraid, and hid themselves from the Presence of the Lord God. And when the Lord asked them whether they had eaten of the Tree whereof he commanded then that they should not eat; the Man, to excuse himself, faid, The Woman whom thou gavest to be with

gave ine of the Tree, and I did eat; and

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n Gen. 2. 20.

o Gen. 2. 25. Gen. 2. 17.

p Genie 2 Cor. 11. 3.

Gen. 3. 6:3, 6. 3. 1.

a Gen. 3. 7. i Gen. 3. 8, 9, 11, 12, 13.

the Woman, to cover her Guilt, said, The Serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Then the Lord God said unto the Serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all Catile, and above every Beaft of the Field : Upon thy Belly shalt thou go, and Duft shalt thon eat all the Days of thy Life. And I will put Enmity between thee and the Woman, and between thy Seed and her Seed; it shall bruise thy Head, and thou shalt bruise his Heel.

Unto the Woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy Sorrow and thy Conception; in Sorrow thou shalt bring forth Children, and thy Defire shall be to thy Husband, and he shall rule over thee.

u And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the Voice of thy Wife, and hatt eaten of the Tree of which I commanded, thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it; cursed is the Ground for thy Sake: In Sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the Days of thy Life; Thorns also and Thistles shall it bring forth to thee ; and in the Sweat of thy Face shalt thou eat Bread, till thou return unto the Ground.

w Unto Adam also, and unto his Wife, did the Lord God make Coats of Skins, and clothed them.

* And the Lord God said, Behold the Man is become as one of us, to know Good and Evil : And therefore left he should put forth his Hand, and take also of the Tree of Life, and eat, and live for ever, the Lord drove him out from the

ņ. 3. 13

18, 19.

s Gen. 3. 14, 15.
w Gen. 3. 21.

1 Gen. 3. 16.

u Gen. x Gen. 3• 22, 23, 24.

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Garden of Eden, to till the Ground from whence he was taken.

y After this Adam knew his Wife; and he begat a Son in his own Likeness, after his Iinage. And after he had lived nine hundred and thirty Years, and begat Sons and Daughters, he died.

z And it came to pass, when Men began to multiply upon the Face of the Earth, that the Earth was corrupt before God, and filled with Violence; and the Wickedness of Man was great, and every Imagination of the Thoughts of his Heart was only Evil continually. And thus it continued till the Flood came and destroyed them all; Noah only remaining alive, and ihey that were with him in the Ark, which God had commanded him to make;, wherein few, that is, eight Souls, were saved by Water.

· After the Flood, when the Generations of the Sons of Noah were multiplied, the whole Earth was of one Language and of one Specch, till they attempted to build them a City and a Tower, whose Top might reach unto Heaven ; and then the Lord confounded their Language, that they might not understand one another's Speech ; and from thence did the Lord' (catter them abroad upon the Face of all the Earth.

Since which Time the Lord weakened the Strength of Man, and shortened his Days.

Gen. 5. 3, 4, S.

2 Gen. Gen. 3. 24.

y Gen. 4. 1. Gen. 6. 5.

Luke 77. 27. 6. 1, 11, 5

Gen. 7. 23. Gen.

a Gen, 10. l. Gen. 9. Ja 6. 14, 22.

1 Pet. 3. 20. Gen. 31, 1, 4, 7, 8. bg Psal. 102. 23.

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The PRESENT STATE of MAN by NATURE.

His MORTALITY,

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• It is appointed unto Men once to die.

« The Days of Man are determined; the Number of his Months are with the Lord : He háth appointed his Bounds, that he cannot pass.

e' The Dust shall return to the Earth as it was ; and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

f What Man is he that liveth and shall not fee Death ? . And who shall deliver his Soul from the Hand of the Grave? There is no Man that hath Power over the Spirit to retain the Spirit; neither hath he Power in the Day of Death; and there is no Discharge in that War, neither thall Wickedness deliver those that are given to it.

: The inward Thought of the Rich is, that their Houses fhall continue for ever, and their Dwelling places to all Generations; nevertheless Man being in Honour, abideth not.

A Wise Men likewise die, as well as the foolish and brutish Person: and they that trust in their Wealth, and boast themselves in the Multitude of their Riches; none of them can by any means redeem the Soul of his Brother: nor give to God a Ranfom for himself, that he should still live for ever, and not fee Corruption.

c Heb. 9. 27.

d Job. 14. 5;

e Ecclef. 12. 73 89. 48. Ezek, 8. 8.

8 Pial. 49. 11, 12, 10, 6, 8, 9.

f Psal. h Pfal. 49.

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i No Man is fure of Life ; but they that are exalied for a little while, are taken out of the Way as all other, and cut off as the Tops of the Ears of Corn. Death fhall feed on them, and their Beauty shall consume in the Grave.

* Man dieth and wasteth away, yea, Man giveth up the Ghost, and where is he? He shall return no more to his House, neither shall his Place know him any more.

There is Hope of a Tree, if it be cut down, that it will sprout out again, and that the tender Branch thereof will not cease; but Man lieth down, and riseth not till the Heavens be no more.

One Generation passeth away, and another Generation cometh. And the Memory of them that are dead is forgotten; also their Love, and their Hatred, and their Envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a Portion for ever, in any Thing that is done under the Sun.

m Man goeth to his long Hoine, and the Mourners go about the Streets.

By one Man Sin entered into the World, and Death by Sin, and so Death palled upon all Men ; For in Adam all die.

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The SHORTNESS and UNCERTAINTY of this.

LIFE.

• Man that is born of a Woman is of fevë Days.

i Job 24. 22, 24.

Pral, 49. 14.

ķ Job 14. 10. Job 7. 10. Job 14, 7, 12.

1 Ecclef. 1. 4. Eccles. 9. 5, 6, Ecclef. 12. S.

9 Rom. 5."120 1 Cor. 15. 22. 14. l. D 6

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