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Tlien opened he their Understandings that they might understand the Scriptures.'

Mark xiii. 31. Heaven and Earth stall pass away, but my Word /hall not pass away.

John xvii. 8, 20. / have given unto them the Words which thou gavest me, and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.

Neither prayii for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their Word.

Heb. ii. 3, 4- How shall we escape is we negletl so great Salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him?

God also bearing them Witness, both with Signs and Wonders% end with divers Miracles and Gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own Will.

Coloss. iii. 16. Let the Word of Christ: dwell in you richly in all Wisdom, teaching and admonijhing one another in Psalms, and Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, singing with Grace in your Hearts unto the Lord.

Gal. i. 7, 8, 11. There be some that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.

But tbo' we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach any other Gospel unto you, than that we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.

I certify you, Brethren, that the Gospel which was preached tf me is not after Man.

1 Tim. vi. 3. If any Man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome Words, even the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Doclrine that is according to Godliness,

He is proud knowing nothings

2 Tim. i. 13. Hold fast the Form of found Words, which thou hast heard of me, in Faith and Love, which is in Christ Jesus.

2 Tim. iii. 3, 14, 15. Continue thou in the things which thou hast learned, and hast been assured of, inozving of whom thou hast learned them.

And that from a Child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto Salvation, through Faith, tvhich is in Christ Jesus.

James i. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. TVherefore lay apart all Filthiness, and Superfluity of Naughtiness, and receive with Meekness the engrafted Word, which is able to save your Souls.

But

Bui be ye Doers of the Wordy and not Hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

For if any be a Hearer of the Word, and not a Doer, he is Eke to a Man beholding his natural Pace in a Glass:

For he beholdeth himself and goeth his Way, and f railway fsrgetteth what manner of Man he was.

But whoso looketh into the perfefl Law of Liberty, and continue th therein, he being not a forgetful Hearer, but a Doer of the Word, this Man shall be blessed in his Deed.

Luke vi. 47, 48. Whosoever cometh to mJf and hearetb my Sayings, and doth them, I will shew you to whom he is like.

He is like a Man which built an House, and digged deep, and hid the Foundation on a Rock: and when the Flood arose, the Stream beat vehemently upon that House, and could not shake it; sir it was founded upon a Rod.

Ps. i. 1,2. Blessed is the Man that walketh not in the Counsel of the Ungodly, nor ftandeth in the Way of Sinners, nor fitteth in the Seat of the Scornful.

But his Delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in his Law doth he meditate Day and Night.

Ps. xix. 8, io, 11. The Statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the Heart: the Commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the Eyes.

More to be desired are they than Gold, yea than much fine Gold: sweeter also than Honey, and the Honey-comb.

Moreover, by them is thy Servant warned, and in keeping of them there is great Reward.

Ps. cxix. 9. Wherewithal shall a young Man cleanse his Way? by taking Heed thereto according to thy Word.

12. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy Statutes.

49. Remember thy Word unto thy Servant, upon which thou host caused me to hope.

73. Thy Hands have made me, and fashioned me, give me Under/landing that I may learn thy Commandments.

89. For ever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in Heaven.

96. / have seen an End of all Perfections; but thy Commandment is exceeding Broad.

105. Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet, and a Light unto my Path.

116. Uphold me according to thy Word, and let me not be afbamtd of my Hope.

ijo. The Entrance of thy Words giveth Light: it giveth Understanding unto the Simple.

133. Order

133. Order my Steps in thy Word, and let not Iniquity have Dominion over me.

; 155. Salvation is far from the Wicked: for they seek not thy Statutes.

165. Great Peace have they which love thy Law, and nothing /hall offend them.

Rom. xvi. 25, 26, 27. Now to him that is of Power to Jiablifl) you according to my Gospel, and the Preaching of Jesus Christ according!/) the Revelation of theMyflery which was kept secret since the World began.

But now ii made manifefl, and by the Scriptures of the Prophets, according to the Commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all Nations for the Obedience of Faitn.

To God only wife, be Glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen. •

The COLLECT.

BLessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our Learning; Grant that we may in such Wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them; that by Patience and Comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed Hope of everlasting Life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ; Amen.

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Books of MOSES.

The First Period:

Being the HisToRY of the World, from the Creation of Heaven and Earth to the Flood, containing about the Space of 1656 Years.

G E N E S T S. CHAP. I.

Ver. 1 The Creation of Heaven and Earth. 3 Of the Light. 6 Of the Firmament. 9 Of the Earth separated from the Waters, 11 and made fruitful. 14 Of the Sun, Moon, and &tan. 20 Of Fijb and Fowl. 24 Of Beafis and Cattle. J 6 Of Man in the Image of God. .' 29 The Appointment of Food.

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GOD created the swelling-place in all Gene..

HEAVEN and the 2 Before the Mountains were
EARTH. brought forth, or ever thou hadst

formed the Earth and the World; *>i from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. »

7*i i. 1. In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, sea the Word was God. 1 The fame was in the Beoinning with God.

1 All things were made by Him, and without him was not any thing made tbt was made.

Rib. i. 1 God, who at liindry Times and in divers Manners spake in time fin onto the Fathers by the Prophets,

: Hath in these last Days spoken, unto us by his Son, whom he bath appointed Heir of all Things, by whom also he made the World.

I Who being the Brightness of bis Glory, and the express Image of to Bwlon, and upholding all Things by the Woid of his rower, when he had by himself purged out Sins, fat down on the Right hind of theMAjESTr

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to And thou, Lord, in the BEGimrrsG hast laid the Foundation of the Earth; and the Heavens are the Works of th-n • Hands.

it They shall perish, but thou remainest: And they all shall wax old as doth a Garment

iz And as a Vesture ihalt thou fold them np and they (hall be changed; bin thou art the fame, and thy Years shall nor fail.

Prav. viii. az The Lord possessed me in the ut,, Inning of his Way, before his Works of old.

U I was set up from Evfrlasting, from the Beginning, or ever theEARTK was.

14. When there were no Depths, 1 was brought forth; when there were no Founraiiis abounding w th Water.

25 Bi fore the Mountains were fettled; before the Hills was 1 brought forth.

16 While as yet he had not made the Earth not theFieids, nor the highest patt of the Dust of the World.

17 When he prepared the tl. w :ss I was there; when he set a Compass upon the Face of the Depth.

it When he established the Clouds above: when he strengthened theFourjuins us the Deep:

19 When he j,ave to the Sea his Decree, that the Watcts should not pass his Commaudmcnt : when he appointed the Foundations of the Eaith.

rjo Then I was by him, as one brought up with him j and I was daily his Deiight ; rejoycing always before him.

31 Rtioycing in the habitable part of his Earth, and my Delights were with the ions of Men.

•M Now, therefore, hearken unto me, O ye Chili,A I s, sot blessed are they tnat keep my ways.

3} Hear Instruction and be wife, refuse it not.

34 Blessed is the Man that heareth me, watching daily at my Gates; waiting at the Posts of my Doors.

35 For whoso findeih me, sindeth Life, and shall obtain Favour of the Lord.

36 Bui he that sinneth against me wiongeth his own Soul: AU they that hate ir.e love Death.

2 b And the Earth was b ps*'- *«'»• < By,he Wo"u> of

_s.L - T? - „.,J 'he Lord were the Heavens made,

without Form and votd, and tnd all the Host of them b h« Darkness was upon the Face Breath of his Mouth, of the Deep: and the Spirit 7 He gathered the waters of the of God moved upon the Face jEfiS XrK,a?e,h of the Waters. 8 Let all the Earth fear the Lord t

let all the Inhabitants of the World stand in awe of Him.

3 C And GoD said, Let c2f»r. iv. 6FoiGodwhocommandtherp he T io-hr • and there ed the Ltorn-to Ihine out of Darkness,

tnerc be i^ignt, ana mere hath in 0UI HeattJ to gjye jg

Was Light. L Io Ht of the Knowledge of the G rOry

4 And God saw the Light, of God, in theFaceof Jesus Christ. Dat it was good; and God divided the Light from the tharkness.

5 And God called the Light Day, and the Darkness he called Night ; and the Evening and the Morning were the first Day.

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