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Matt. v. 28. Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.
XCI1I. Lusting after meats and drinks. See instances in the Jews
punished. Numb. xi. 4, 34. Ps. lxxviii. 18, 30 lxxxi. 12.—cvi. 14.
1 Cor. x. 6.
XCIV. The evil of lusts. John vlii. 44. They are of the devil.
1 John ii- 26. They are of the world. Mark iv. 19. They choak the word.
Eph. U. 3. They prevail in the children of disobedience and wrath.
1 Thess. iv. 5. In those who knew not God. Tit. iii. 3.
James i. 14. By them men are drawn away to sin, and enticed. Ver. 15. 2 Pet. ii. 18.
iv. 1. From them proceed wars and fightings among men. Ver. 2, 8, 5. Because of them prayers are not answered.
3 Tim. iv. 3. Through them men pervert the gospel. Ch. iii. 6.
2 Pet. iii. 3. Jude ver. 16, 18.
1 Tim. vi. 9, They drown men. in destruction and perdition.
Corruption or SIN.
XCV. Corruption prevailing. Gen. vi. 11. The earth was corrupt before God.
vi. 12. For all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth.
Exod. xxxii. 7. The Lord said unto Moses, thy people have corrupted themselves. Deut ix. 12.
Ver. 8. They have turned aside quickly, out of the way. Deut. xxxi. 29.
Deut. xxxii. 5. They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of God's children, they are a perverse and wicked generation.
Ver. 6. Do ye thus requite the Lord? O foolish people, and unwise. Judges ii. 19.
Matt. vii. 17. A corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. Ver. 18. Ch. xii. 23.
Rev. xix. 2. The great whore did corrupt the earth, with her fornications. See Isa. i. 4. Hos. ix. 9. Zeph. Hi. 38.
XCVI. Confession of corruption. Neh. i 7. We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept thy commandments, &c. Ezek. xx. 44. Pardon promised.
THE RIGHTEOUS NOT CORRUPT. .
XCVII. The righteous not corrupt. Eph. iv. 22. Put off the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
2 Pet. i. 4. God hath given to us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be partakers of a divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world, through lust. See » Pet. i. 22, 23. .. . ..
DEFILEMENT OF SIN.'
XCVIII. Defilement ofsin. Matt. xv. 18. Those things which proreed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart, and defile the man. Ver. 11.
Ver. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.
Ver. 20. These are the things which defile a man.
XCIX. Threatt. Lev. xviii. 25. The land is defiled, therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it.
Ver. 28. The land shall spue you out, when ye defile it, as it spued out the nations before you.
Numb. xxxv. 34. Defile not the land wherein I dwell, for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel. Ch. xliii. 7, 8.
Isa. xxiv. 5. The earth is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the law, changed the ordinances, &c.
Ver. 6. Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth.
Rev. xxi. 27. There shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven any thing that defileth, &c. See Ezek. xxxvi. 17, 18. Hos. v. 3, 6. Tit. i 15. Heb. xii. 15.
Rev. iii. 4. Thou hast a few names, which have not defiled their garments.
C. Uncleanness of sin. Isa. vi. 5. I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips.
Ezek. xliv. 23. Cause them to discern between the clean and unclean. Ch. xxii. 26.
Matt. xxiii. 2. Ye are full of all uncleanness.
Rom. vi. 19. Ye yielded your members servants to uncleanness.
Gal. v. 19. The works of the flesh are uncleanness.
Eph. iv. 19. Who being past feeling have given themselves over to lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. Rom. i. 24.
'2 Pet. ii. 9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
Ver. 10. But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the lusts of uncleanness. •
CI. Confession of uncleanness. Isa. lxiv. 6. We are all as an unclean thing, and our righteousness as filthy rags. Ch. i. 5, 6.
CH. Promises against uncleanness of sin. Isa. xxxv. 8. An highway shall be in the land, called the way of holiness, the unclean shall not pass over it.
iii. 1. Put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city, there shall no more come into thee, the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will save you from all your uncleanness. Zech. xiii. 1. There shall be a fountain operxed for sin and uncleanness.
CI II. Direction*. Eph. v. 3. Uncleanness let it not be named amongst you.
Col. itf. 5. Mortify fornication, uncleanness. 1 Thess. v. 7.
CIV- Threat*. Ezek. xxxix. 24. According to their uncleanness have I done vmto them.
Eph. v. 5. No whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.
CV. Pollution. Ezek. xvi. 6, 22. I saw thee polluted in thine own Wood, and said unto thee, live.
Zeph. iii. ). Woe to the city that is filthy and polluted.
2 Pet. ii. 20. If after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. See the wicked pollute God's name. Isa. xx. 9.—xlviii. 11. Jer. xxxiv. 16. Ezek. xiii. 19.—xxxix. 7. Mai. i. 7. They pollute God's house. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 14. Ezek. xliv. 7. Zeph. iii. 4. They pollute God's Sabbaths. Isa. lvi. 2. Ezek. xx. 13. to 24.
CVI. Fili/iines*. Ezra ix. 11. The land is unclean, with the filthiness of the people. Lam- i. 9.
Prov. xxx. 12. There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their own filthiness. Rev. xvii. 4.
CVII. Directions. 2 Cor. vii.J. Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
Eph. v. 4. Let not filthiness be once named amongst you.
Col. iii. 8. Putoflf all filthy communications. James i. 21.
2 Pet. ii. 7. Lot was vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked.
Ezra vi. 21. The children of Israel, separated themselves from the filthiness of the heathen, to seek the Lord God of Israel.
CVI 11. Promises. Isa. iv. 3. Every one in Zion shall be called holy,
Ver 4. When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion.
Ezek. xxxvi. 5. From all your filthiness will I cleanse you. Ch. xxii. I5.—xjjv. 13.
CIX. Threats. Rev. xxii. 11. He that is filthy let him be filthy still.
Ezek. xxiv. 13. Thou shalt not be purged from thy filthiness.
CX. Vileness of sin. 1 Sam. iii. 13. I will judge Eli's house for ever, for the iniquity which he knoweth, because his sons made themselves vile, and he restrained them not.
Ps. xii. 8. The wicked walk on every side when vile men are exalted. Ps. cxiv. 20,
xv. 4. In the eyes of the righteous, a vile person is despised.
Jer. xv. 19- Take forth the precious from the vile.
Rom- i. 26. They did not like to retain Cod in their knowledge, wherefore God gave them over to vile affections.
Ver. 27. He gave them over to a reprobate mind.
CXI. Confession of vilenegs. Job xl. 4. Behold 1 am vile,what shall I answer thee, I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Gen. xxxii. 10. Ezra ix. 6.
CXII. Abominableness ofsin. Job xv. 16. How abominable and filthy is man, that drinketh iniquity like water?
Ps. xiv. 1. They have done abominable works, none doth goad. Ps. liii. 1.
Jer. xliv. 4. I sent unto you my servants, the prophets, saying, do not this abominable thing that I hate. Ezek. xxiii. 36.
Ver. 7. Wherefore commit ye this great evil against your own souls.
Ezek. xviii. 24. When the righteous doth according to the abominations that the wicked man doth, he shall die.
xxxiii. 29. They shall know that I am the Lord, when I have laid the land desolate for all their abominations.
Rev. xxi. 8. The fearful and unbelieving, and the abominable, Sec. shall have their part in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone.
Ver. 27. There shall in no wise enter into the kingdom of heaven, any thing that defileth or worketh an abomination.
These things are abomination in the sight of God, -viz. the sacrifice, the way, the thoughts of the wicked. Prov. xv. 8, 9, 26. He that justified) the wicked. Prov. xvii. 15. The froward. Prov. iii. 32.—xi. 20. He that turneth away his car from hearing the law. Ch. xxviii. 9. Those that deny God in works. Tit. i. 16.
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CXIII. Promises to the just, anttfrayers for them. Ps. vii. 9. O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just.
Prov. iii. 33. The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked, but he blesseth the habitation of the just.
iv. 18. The path of the just, is as the shining light, that shinelli more and more unto the perfect day.
x. 6. Blessings are upon the head of the just, but violence covered! the mouth of the wicked.
Ver. 7. The memory of the just is blessed, hut the name of the wicked shall rot.
xi. 9. Through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
xii. 13. The just shall come out of trouble.
xiii. 22. The wealth of the sinner, is laid tin for the just. Job xxvtl. 16, 17.
Pflov. xvii. 15. He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemncth the just, even they both are an abomination to the Lord. Ver. 26. To punish the just is not good.
xxiv. 16. A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again, but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
Isa. xxvi. 7. Thou dost weigh the path of the just.
Ezek. xviii. 5, 9. If a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live.
Hab. ii. 4. The just shall live by faith. Rom. i. 17. Gal. iii. 11. Heb. x. 38.
Luke i. 17. He shall turn the disobedient to the wisdom of the just.
xiv. 13. When thou makest a feast, call the poor, &c. Ver. 14. Thou shall be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. Heb. xii. 23. 'I he spirits of just men made perfect. 2 Pet. ii. 3. God delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked. . . .
CXIV. Threatenings against the unjust. Prov. xi. 7. When a wicked man dieth his expectation shall perish, and the hope of the unjust man perisheth.
xxlx. 27. An unjust man is an abomination to the just.
2 Pet. ii. 9. The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished.
Ver. 10. But chiefly them that walk after the lusts of the flesh. CXV. The unjust hurtful in the earth. Ps. xliii. 1. O God deliver me from the unjust man.
Isa. xxvi. 10. In the land of unrighteousness will he deal unjustly. Zeph. iii. 7. The unjust knoweth ii0 shameLuke 16. 10. He that is unjust in that which is least, is unjust also in much.
1 Cor. vi. 1. Dare any of you go to law before the unjust. N. B. Just and unjust, in the above mentioned passages, are taken from a more universal character, than merely acts of civil justice between man and man.
CXVI. The general character of a good man's walk or lifr. Gen. v. 22. He walketh with God. Ch vi. 9. xvii. 1. Wulketh before God. Ch. xxiv. 40.—xlviii. 15. 1 Sam. ii. 35.
1 Kings iii. 6.—viii. 25.—ix.4. Ps. h i. 13.—cxvi. 9. Isa. xxxviii. J.
Matt vi. 10. He doth the will of God. Heb. x. 36.
Ps. xl. 8. He delighteth to do God's will.
Eph. vi. 6. He doth God's will from the heart.
Col. iv. 12. He stands complete and perfect in the villi of God.
1 Pet. iv. 2. He lives to the will of God.
Lxod. xvi. 4. He walketh in God's law.