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«S?3,a, 13. God will require the
Blood thatis Ihed, 281,a, 13.

The Jews prefcrr'd a Murdererbt* ore Christ, 1 51, b, SK

Murmuring Forbidden, 705, b, 28. The Israelites guilty thereof, and punished, 705, b, 8. The Jews murmured against Christ, Luk. 15.:. Luk. 19.

7. Job. 6. 41.

Mystery. A Christian Mystery, what ? on 1 Cor. 15. 51.

N.

Naked,

How to be understood, on Joh. 21.7.

Name

Of God is great, glorious, holy, reverend, feaiful, terrible, excellent, strong, Deut. 28. $8. Psal.

8. 1. Psal. 90. 3. Psal. 1 j 1. 9. Psal. 148. 13. Prov. 18. 10.

Name of God to Le Hallowed, =9. a, 1.

Nazarite,
The Law respecting him, *« 3.

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Negative

Words and Particles, as no, none, not, &c. by an usual Hebraism, often used comparatively, both in the Old and New-Teibment, on Luk. 14-12. on Joh. 3.31. on 1 Cor. 1. i7- 1 Pet. 3. 3.

Neighbour

Is a Word of a very large extent, and takes in every one; for v-e ought to assist al] who need our help, as far as we are a'vle, though they are of a different Opinion from us, as the Jews and Samaritans were,Liik. 16. 29, &c.

In what is good and to edification, we ought to please our Neighbour, Rom. if. 1'. 1 Cor. 10.24. Night.

To do a thing Night and Day, w! atic imports? on Acts 20.31.

©.

Oaths,

See Smearing.

Obedience, The Rule of it, 425, b,6\ 49: a, ry. 836, b, rj. 848,a, 1. Rom. 1.19,20. Rom. 2 12, 14, 15. See Law Mora!.

Obedience very much insisted or. m the holy Scriptures, 38, b, 13. 39, b, u 484,3,22. 803, a, 3. The only Qualification esteemed by God,425, b, 6. Mar. 3.35. The Performance of external Duties without Obedience, of no Value, Luk. 6. 45. 1 Cor. 7. 19. All Prefences to Religion vain without ir, 38,3,23. 39,a, 13. We must ties both in great and small things, 79I»h.8. In our Thoughts as well as Words and Actions, Psal. 66. 18. Prov. 54.8. Zech. 7. 10. Mat. 5; 28. 2 Cor. 10. y.

_ God accepts of a sincere Obedicna instead of one absolute arid perfed Hence the Gospel, as opposed to the Law, Is called a Grace, Joh. 1. 17. and requires Repentance, 14,

a, 36. and promises forgiveness, 14,

b, 52; but there must be a Change in our Hearts, and in the Courti of our Lives an actual conformity to the righteous Laws of God ; for to desire it only is not iufficicnr, 849, b, r6\

Acceptable Obedience to be performs by or through the Assistance of the holy Spirit, 971, a,4.

Okdiaice not to be delayed, 54;, a, 7-, 79r, a, i. Itfhbuld be performs with delight and cheerfulness, 66, b, 24. 913, a, 3 a.

We ought to obey ' God rather than Men, Act. 4. 19. whatever Sufferings we are exposed to for so doing, 1 Per. 2. rp, 20, 21. • Examples of Obedience; Christ, 363. b, 23. 823, b, 16. Abraham, 485:, b, <r. Heb. ir. 8,17.

Motives to Obedience, The Necessity thereof, Heb. j. 9. If we are not obedient, we must

here

icreafter depart from Christ, 39, t, r, J 3. By Obedience we do good

0 our selves, Dent. 10; 12, 13. fob 2:. 2, 3. Job 3;. 6. Please Sod, 47,a, 1. and glorifie him,428, >, 27. 429, a, 8.

The Danger of disobeying Christ, (.7a, t, 19. Punished in the future >'tate, Luk. 10. 14. and sometimes n the present, 49?, b, 1. Examples, iaul, 1 Sam. 13. 13, 14, The Pro. 3her, 1 King. 13. 21, 22. See dfllSfion, Sickness, Blasting.

Premises to the Obedient, 274, a tf. 420,a, 16. 534, a, 12. 619, j, 1.

Outward Rites will not profit without Obedience, 20;, a, I. 693,

1 , i Ot

Obedience the best Testimony of >ur Love to Christ, 425, b, 6.

The holy Ghost given to the obedient, Acts 5. 32. The easiness >f Christ's Yoke, 66, b, 20. See Hf inesr, Righteousness.

Obstinacy,
See Heart,

Offence. .,./ .

We Ihourd take Care not to give offence, 657,a, 16. 698, b, 10. Our jlesled Lord's Care in this respect, VTat. 17-27- Motives to excite our Hare herein, 99, b, 12. 6$yb, oV

Some took offence at our Lord, 62, , 13. 78> a> 22- 536. b, 3. This iccaftoned by their Disobedience,

37'b'?- Old

People, their Duty, Tit. 2.2, &c.. Vh'at makes their Age honourable, '[OV. 16. 31.

Omnipresence Of God.Jer. 23. 23,24. 910, a. o. He can therefore at all Times sfist, strengthen, and comfort his icrvants, Psal. 46. V. 'Psal. 145. 8. Isa. 41. 10. 2 Cor. ^'3,4, .

Omniscience, Or the Knowledge of all things, scribed to Christ, Joh. 16. yc. Sec '.noivlcdgi. > • ...

Opportunity Not to be neglected,'*?!, a, 22. 791,a, 1. 839, b, 20.

Oppression Condemned, Prov. 14. 31. Prov. 22. 16, 22, 23. Ezek. 22.29,31. Zech. 7.10.

Authority must not be usedtp oppress, Luk. 3. iz,&c. /

God looks at the Oppression that is done, Pfal. 12. ;. Eccles. 5. 8.

Oppressors not an object of envy, Prov. 3. 31,32.

Orphans,

See Fatherless.

Ostentation. Religious Duties not to be done that we may be seen of Men, on Mat. 6. 1.

P.

Parables, Why used by our Lord, on Mar. 4. 12.

Parents,

Their Duty ; to take all Opportunities of Instructing their Children and Families, 813, a, 5. Examples of good Parents, Abraham, 813, a, 5. David, 1 Chron. 28.9, fife. The Mother of King Lemuel, Prov. 31. 1, &c. Lois and Eunice, the Grandmother and Mother of Timothy, compare 2 Tim. 1. j. and 2 Tim. 3.15.

Parents ought ro love their Children, Gen. 42. 36, 38. But not ro express more love to one Chili than another, 487, a, 28.

If Children are stubborn and refractory. Parents ought not only to chide, but correct them, 812, b,4. And to retain the Bowels of Parents even when their Children are wicked, 2 Sam. 18. 5. And to receive them wich tenderness and love when they reforrri their bad Courses, Luk. 1 y. 20, &c.

Parents ought ro rafce care about the Marriage of thei 1 Children, but riot to dispose of them without their consent, Gen, 24. x, &c. Gen. 24. 57.Instances; Hagar, Gen. ar.
21. Isaac and Rebekah, Gen. 27.
46. Gen. 28. 1. Judah, Gen. 38.
rf. Manoa and his Wife, Judg.

The good or evil Example Pa-
rents give Children, has a great In-
fluence on them in the course of
their Lives, 2 King. 14.3. a King.
15. 3. 9> 34- i King. 17. 41. J
Chron. 22. 3.

For Parents to do their Duty, is
advantageous to them, Prov. 19.
iy, 17. and to their Children,
Prov. 22. 6,15. Prov. 23. 13, 14.

The Duty of Children to their
Parents, $6, a, 30.

. Partiality.
God is no refpeiler of Persons,
Sio,a,y.

We are not to respect Persons,

953* b, Si-
Passionate

Temper rt proved, L.uk. 9. 54,
&c. See Auger.

Passions.

Our Lcrd had all such humane
Paffit,tii as were innocent, 410, b, 1 i.
Lok. 10, 21. Joh. 11. 35.

Patience

Of God, expressed likewise by
his Forbearance and Long-suffer-
JPg, 599, a> 8- God, by divers Ex-
pressions, testifies his unwillingness
po punish, Hos. 11. The End
of God's Patience, that Men might
repent, 15, a, 2.

Patience of God abused by Sin-
ners^*, b, Ij. 599, f. 3- U will
not last always, Luk. 13. 5, §cc. 2
Pet. 2. 4, &c. The Punishment of
pinners will be increased, if in-
stead of being reclaimed by his
Judgments,they continue to abuse
Jus Patience, Lev.26\ iji. ', ,
Patience,; .
A Duty, 649, b, 3t. Patience and
Long-suffering towards each ether,
a Duty, £03, a, 25. , i

Motives, Rom. 8. 18, i3. By Pa-
time towards each other we imi-
tate God; See above.

Examples of Patience towards
God; The Prophets, Job, Jam j.
10, 11. Abraham, Heb. v. 15. See
SutmiJJio*.

Examples of Patience with refpeS
to Men; St. Paul, Acts 15.10,11.
2 Cos, 14.11. The Righteous, th:
Apostles, St. John, 53 5, a, if.
Patronage,
This right very much abused,
en Mat. 10. 8.

Paul,

A Jew by Birth, jei,a,»o.<f>,
b, 2. on Phi). 3. 5. His Cobka-
on, Acts 9, 22, 16 Chapters.

St. Paul' called and ordained!
Preacher and an Apostle, 50;, 1,4.
He condemns himself for his Z«!
jn persecuting the Church, s,%\
17. In other respects he wasagoed
Man befoie his Conversion,
a, 7.

Sr. Paul, his Sufferings and Af-
flictions, 5.45, a, 5. 681, a, 17.7:!'
a, 1, 12. His care that Chrishas
should not be moved thereby,

a, J-

St. Paul pleads his Privilege, >*"
Roman, 54;, b, 10. Miracks
wiought by him, 220, b, i°- 55+»

b, 8.

St. Paul's Epistles written fof the
general Use of the Church, 7]<.i>
1. "840, "b, 13.

Peace.

To follow Peace, a very eminent
Part of Religion, and much ip»
ed on in the holy Scriptures, >9:>
a, 23. - •

Peace-makers blessed, Mat. 5. J-
The Prophets and Apostles W>
dered as disturbers of the PuutTW

h, 24- .
* Jesus Christ came to introdt::
Peace' into the World, fw «■
God, and among MeiMJ^i'jj
How he may be said not to
fwff, on Mat. 1 o. 34.

Motives to Practice: Tb: &
ample of Abraham, Gen. ij-W
It is good and pleasant, PsaLiji-
I. God isthtGod of P,e*t,&b*
.4. The Author os Peace, 1 Coy. 14.
3. He that soweth Discord is an
Uomination unto the Lprd, Prov.
i. 16,19. Those who stir up Strife,
Mathful, Prov. 15. 18. froward,
?rov. 16.28. A Fool's Lips enter
nto Contention, Prov. 18. 6. The
Mischief cf Division, Luk. n. 17-
jal. 5.15. Peace a fiuit of the Spi-
lt, Gal. j. a 2.

Perfection,

To endeavour aud labour after
t,a Duty, 948, a, 3.

Perfection;

Of God, Exod. 1 j. 11. Psal. 89.
5. Jer. 16.7. .
.. • Perjury,

See Swearing.

Persecution.

The Prophets persecuted by the
sews, 118, b, 8. 126, b, 18.

The Apostles and Servants of
jod persecuted by bad Men, 55, a, 8,
ti«, a, 11,b, 5. 432, b? 8. 528,
i, 8. 785, a, 7. 84;, a, 24.

People will sometimes persecute
:heir nearest Relations on account
)f Religion, Mat. 16. 34, &e, Luk.

12. %1, &C.

'■ The Gospel promoted by the
persecutions of the Apostles, ^31,

!> 4-"

Persecution may be prudently a-
/oided and fled from, 56, a, 7. Our
slested Lord's Example herein, 84,
t, 1. Joh. 8. 59. Joh. 11. 54. But
we must not be aihamed of Christ,
lor quit our Profession, to escape
Persecution, 58, a, 25. 59, b, 1 5.

The first Christians rejoiced un-
ter Persecutions, and why? 482,8,

53$'>».» "' ' •;''
Considerations under Persecution,

Mat. 5. 11,1 a: 2j5,a,2.

Arguments against persecuting
;ocd People. They are sometimes
mstrumental in deriving temporal
Slesllngs to the Wicked, 583, 3, 1 r.
Those who/er/f/«ff them will suffer
"or it, 855, a,' 36. Sr; Paul con-
demns himself for his Zeal in pnsc-
uting the Churc'W, 497, b, 17'.

Perle verance^
This Duty is exprest by holding
fast our Integrity, Job 2, 3. By
holding Faith and a good Consci-
ence, 1 Tim. 1. 19. By standing
perfect and compleat in ail the Will
of God, Col. 4.12. By holding fast
our Profession, Heb. 4. 14. By
being faithful unto Death,. Rev.
2. 10.

In what we should persevere and
continue, in following the Lord
cur God, 1 Sam. 12. 14. In the
Word of Christ, Joh. 8. 31. In the
Love of Christ, Joh. 15. 9. In the
Apostles Doctrine, Acts 2. 42. In
the Grace of God, Acts 13.43. In
$he Faith, Acts 14. 22. In Good-,
ness, or the Goodness of God,Rom.

11. 32.

Exhortations to perseverance, 528,
a, 1. 1 Coy. 15.58. Gal. 6.9. Heb.'
4. 14. We should not trust too
much to our own Strength, 1 Cor.
10.12. St. Peter's Exam pie teaches
us this, Mat. 26. 31, &c. Cautions
against falling away, 208, a, 3. God
is able to confirm and stablish us,
666, a, 3, 13.

Motives to perseverance, 129, b,ct.
642, b, 28. Ezek. 18. 24. Ezek. 33.

12, 13. Jam. 1. 25.

Person. •

This Word used by the Apostle,
Heb. i. 3.

. Persons,
See Partiality.
Pestilence,
See Plague.
Phylacteries,
What? on Mar. 23. j.
Piety,

Or Godliness, sometimes con?,-,
prehends all that Duty which Godj
requires of us, 1 Tim. 3. \6. 1
Tim. 4. 8. 1 Tim. 6.6. Sometimes
it is put for that Duty we owe to
God, as that we Love, Worlhip,
Honour him, &c. Tit. 2. > 2.
'Examples of true Piety, Abel,
'Gen. 4. 4. Enoch, Gen. 5. 22. No-
ah, Gen. S. ?. Gen. 7. 1. Gep. 8.

so.
so. Abraham, Gen. 12. 7,8. Gen.
13.4,18. Gen. 18. 19. Gen. 16. 5.
The Virgin Mary, Luk. 1. 28, 46.
Acts 1. 14. Cornelius, Acts 10. 2.
See many more in Mr. Bernard's
Thesaurus Biblicus.

Pilgrims.
We are Strangers, Pilgrims,
'and So jcurners in this World, 747,

And tender-heartedness and com-
panion,often enjoined, Eph. 4. 3a.
.Col. 3.13.

Plague.

This Word includes several
Judgments under it, Gen. i'a. 17.
Exod. 9. 14- It stands particularly
for the Pestilence, Exod. 12. 13, 14.

Angels lent to inflict the Pefii-
.lencc, Exod. 12. 23. a Sara.'24.'1 j,
16. Rev. 7-3, 3-

The Heathen Priests doubted
whether the Plague of Emerods, ( 1
Sam. 5. 6.) was from God, or by
Chance, 1 Sam. 6. 2, 9.

Plagues rhreatned against the Ob-
stinate, Exod. 9. 13, &c. See Judg-
ment si *-1'

Polygamy,

Contrary to the Design of God in
the Creation, 104,a, 12. 193, a, 13.
Forbidden in the New-Testament,
on Acts 15. 20. on 1 Cor. 7. 3.

If he who purs away his Wife,
except for the Cause of Eornication,
and marries another, is guilty of
Adultery, Mar. 19. 9. much more
is he guilty, who marries a second
Wife without putting away the
first, she being inticcent.

Poor,

There will be always some in
this Condition, 141, a, 5.

The Poor are to be taken Care of,
Lev. 19. 9, 10. Gal. 2. 10. Prov,
gi. 9. See Aim?, Mercy, good Works.
They must nor be oppressed, Prov.
22. 22. Jer. 2 2. 3. Amos 4. 1. nor
mocked, 140, a, 1.

Honest Labour to be followed by
the Poor, Eplv 4, 28. a Thef 3. i'a.

Poor People should particularly
watch against Discontent, Murmu-
ring, and Stealing, Prov. 30.9.

Considerations proper for the
Poor: That Jesus Christ lived iai
poor Condition, 755, a, 16. Thiti
virtuous poor Man is in a betiti
State than a vicious rich Ma,
Psal. 37. 16, &c. Prov. i}. 16.
Prov. 28. 6. That God has appoint,
ed this Condition for them, 1 Sim.

2. 7, 8. That in this World wea s
but Strangers and Pilgrims, 747,1,

3. And that if they are regenerate
and born again, and live to the
Glory of God,how/>o«rsbeverthty
may be, they are beloved by him,
Jam. 2. y. and their Souls will he
hereafter carried by Angels into
Heaven, as the Soul of bums
was, Luk. 16. 22.

Poor in Spirit, are those whose
Spirits are tamed and humble,
who resign themselves to God,
and with reference ro him, ascribe
not any thing to themlehei,
Mat. 5.3.

Power

Of God, Gen. 17. 1. ;Cbroa.
25. 8. Job 9. 4. Job 36. 5. Psal.
147. j. 228, b, 32. c5io, a, 1. W,
b, 12. 1078, a, 8. Expressed by his
Finger, Luk. 11. 10. By his Am
and right Hand, zzS,b, 11. fflA
1. No Wisdom or Power can coa-
troul him, 481, b, 4, 14. 634, 1, f-
Nothing too .hard for God to effitf,
227, a, 7. God cannot lie or deny
himself, 603, b, 16.

God's Power difplay'd at the giv-
ing of the Law, 943, a, 1. God
does sometimes by his Pouf *
spend and over-rule the £ffc& d
natural Causes, so that they cannot
do what they are bent and wont B
do. He gives and withholds
Rain, 534,4, 12. He restrained the
Fire, Dan. 3, '27. Other EwmP1"
of divine Interposition; He with-
held the hungry Lions, Dan. <•::-
The venomous Beast, Acts »••!•
§ic- He can preserve his Servo0
from the Plague or PeflikW

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