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Mic. vi. 8. What doth the Lord thy God require of thee ? but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.
James iv. 10. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt you. 1 Pet. v. 6.
XXXV. Humility toward men. Prov. vi. 3. Humble thyself, make sure thy friend.
xxv. 6. Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men.
Ver. 7. For better it is that it be said unto thee, come up hither, than that thou shouldst be put lower. Luke xiv. 8, 10.
Jer. xlv. 5. Seekest thou great things for thyself? Seek them not.
Matt. xx. 26. Whosoever shall be great among you, let him be your minister.
Ver. 27. Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant.
Ver. 28. Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister.
Rom. xii. 3. I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Ver. 16. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.
Eph. v. 21. Submit yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
1 Pet. v. 5. All of you be subject one to another, and be ye clothed with humility.
Phil, ii 3. In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
XXXVI. Promises to the humble. Job xxii. 29. God shall save the humble person.
Ps. ix. 12. God forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
x. 17. O Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble, thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear.
exxxviii. 9. Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect to the lowly.
Prov. xv. 33. Before honour is humility. Ch. xviii. 12. xvi. 19. Better is it to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to t!i\ide the spoil with the proud.
xxii. 4. By humility and the fear of the Lord, are riches, and honour, and life.
xxix. 23. Honour shall uphold the humble person.
Isa. lvii. 15. The Lord saith, I dwell with him that is of an humble and contrite spirit. Ch. lxvi. 2.
Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
xviii. 4. Whosoever shall humble himself as this little child, the same shall be greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
xxiii. 12. Whosoever humblcth himself shall be exalted. Luke xiv. 11.
James iv. 6. God rcsisttth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Prov. iii. 34.
XXXVII. To humbled sinners. Promises to them. Lev. xxvi. 41. If their uncircumeised hearts be humbled, and they accept of the punishment of their iniquities,
Ver. 42. Then will I remember my covenant. 2 Chron. vii. 14.
2 Kings xxii. 19. Josiah, because thine heart was tender and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, and hast rent thy cloaths and wept before me, I also have heard thee, saith the Lord.
Ver. 20. Behold therefore I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shall be gathered into thy grave in peace, and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which 1 will bring upon this place.
2 Chron. xxxii. 25. Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him, for his heart was lifted up, therefore there was wrath upon him.
Ver. 26. Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, so the wrath of the Lord came not upon him. See Ahab. 1 Kings xxi. 29. llehoboam. 2 Chron. xii. 6, 7, 12. Manasseh. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 12, 19. Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. iv. 30 to 37.
XXXV HI. Examples of humility. Jesus Christ. Matt. xi. 29. Jesus said, take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for I am meek and lowly in heart, and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
xx. 28. The Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
John xiii. 5. Jesus poured water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples feet.
Ver. 12. After he had washed their feet, he said unto them, know ye what 1 have done unto you?
Ver. 13. Ye call me master and Lord, and ye say well, for so I am.
Ver. 14. If I then, your Lord and master, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one anothers feet.
Ver. 15. r'or I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you. ;•
Phil. ii. 5. Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
Ver. 6. Who being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God.
Ver. 7. Yet made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.
Ver. 8. And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, fee.
XXXIX. The elect. Col. iii. 12. Put on as the elect of God, holy and beloved bowels of mercy, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. Eph. iv. 2.
XL. Humbled saints. Their expressions. Gen. xviii. 27. Abraham said, behold now I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord who am but dust and ashes.
xxxii. 9. Jacob said, O God,
V er. 10. I am not worthy of the least of all thy mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant.
xli. 16. Joseph said, it is not in me to give an answer, God shall give an answer of peace. Dan. ii. 30.
Exod. iii. 11. Moses said unto God, who am I? that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
1 Chfon. xxix. 14. David said, what am I, and what is my people, that We should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? All things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. See 2 Sam. Vii. 19. Thou hast spoken of thy servant's house for a great while to come, &c.
Job vii. 17. Job said, what is man that thou shouldest magnify him, and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him.
viii. 9. We are but of yesterday and know nothing. Ch. iv. 19. Crushed before the moth.
xl. 4. Behold I am vile, I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
xlii. 3, 6. Mine eye seeth thee—wherefore 1 abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.
Ps. viii. 3. When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and stars which thou hast made, I say,
Vef. 4. What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? and the son of man that thou visitest him?
xxv. 13. 1 humbled my soul with fasting.
cxv. 1. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy and for thy truths sake.
cxliv. 3. Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him, or the Son of man that thou makest account of him?
Ver. 4. Man is like unto vanity.
Matt; viii. 8. The centurion said to Jesus, I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof.
lA*ke v. 8. Simon Peter said to Jesus, depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.
xviii. I8. The publican standing afar off, would not so much as liftup his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Ver. 14, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other.
Acts xiii. 12. The apostles said, why look ye upon us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk.
\fer. 15. The name of Jesus, through faith in his name hath made this .nan strong.
xx. -18. Serving the Lord with all humility of mind. Ver. 19.
Rom. vii. 18. I know that in me (that is in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing.
I Cor. xv, 9. I am less than the least of all the apostles, and am net worthy to be called an apostle. Eph. iii. 3. To me who am less than th« least of all saints in this grace given.
3 Cot. iii. 5. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves, to think any tiiing as of ourselves, but our sufficiency is of Gqd.
xii. 10. When 1 am weak, then am I strong.
Gal. ii. 20. I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.
Phil. iii. 12. Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect.
Ver. 13. I count not myself to have apprehended.
Ver. 14. I press toward the mark, for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. , PRIDE.
XLI. Pride agamst God. Exod. xviii. 11. The Lord is greater than all gods, for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly he was above them. Compare Exod. ix. 17.
Ps. x. 4. The wicked through the pride of his countenance will not seek after God, God is not in all his thoughts. See Jer. xliii, 2.
lxxiii. 6. The pride of the wicked compasseth them about as a chain.
Ver. 9. They set their mouth against the heavens, and their tongue walketh through the earth.
Ver. 11. They say, how doth God know, and is there knowledge in the Most High?
Ver. 18. Thou castedst them down.
cxix. 21. Thou hast rebuked the proud that arc cursed, which do err from thy commandments. Isa. xiv. 4 to 24. See the pride and fall of Babylon.
XLI I. Pride agairut men. Ps. x. 2. The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor.
xvii. 10. With their mouth they speak proudly.
Ver. 11. They have compassed us in our steps.
lxxxvi. 4. O God, the proud are risen against me. Ver. 17.
cxix. 51. The proud have had me greatly in derision.
Ver. 69. They forged a lie against me. Ver. 78, 122.
Ver. 85. They have digged a pit for me. Ps. cxl. 5.
exxiii. 4. Our soul is 611ed with the contempt of the proud.
Prov. xxi. 24. Hedealeth in proud wrath.
xxviii. 25. The proud in heart stirrcth up strife. Ch. xiii. 10.
XLIII. Spiritual pride—they seem righteous. Deut. ix. 4. Speak not in thine heart, saying, for my righteousness the Lord brought me in to possess this land.
2 Kings x. 16. Come sec my zeal for the Lord said Jehu.
Isa. lxv. 3. A people that provoketh me to anger continually.
Ver. 5. Say, stand by thyself, come not near to me, for I am holier than thou, these are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.
Luke xviii. 9. They trust in themselves that they are righteous and despise others.
Ver. 11. The Pharisee said, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican:
Ver. 12. I fast twice in the week, I pay tythes of all that I possess, Sec.
Rom. x. 3. Being ignorant of God's righteousness, they go about to establish their own righteousness.
1 Cor. x. 12. They think they stand, but should take heed lest they fall.
XLI V. They are firoud of their supposed wisdom and knowledge. Job xii. 2. No doubt ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
Xv. 8. Dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself.
Jcr. viii. 8. How say ye we are wise, and the law of God is with
1 Cor. iii. 18. They deceive themselves, they seem to be wise. iv. 6. They are puffed up. Ver. 8. They are full, they are rich,
they reign as kings without instructors,
Ver. 2. If they think they know any thing, they know nothing, as they ought to know.
2 Cor. x. 12. They commend themselves; but they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.
Ver. 13. They boast themselves without their measure.
1 Tim. vi. 4, 5. Proud knowing nothing, doting about questions, kc. 2 Tim.iii. 2.
Rev. iii. 17. They know not that they are poor and miserable, and wretched, and blind and naked. See Corah and his company. Numb, xvi. 3.
XLV. Thefiroud seek honour from men. Prov. xxv. 6, 7. They put hemsclvcs in the place of great men.
Matt. xxiii. 6. They chuse the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues. Luke xiv. 7.
Ver. 7. They love to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.
John v. 44. They seek honour of men, and not the honour that cometh from God only.
xii. 43. They love the praise of men more than the praise of God. See instances. Haman. Esther iii. 5.—v. 5, &c. And Naaman the Assyrian. 2 Kings v. 11 to 15.
XLVI. Threats and firayers againt the firoud. Sam. ii. 3. Talk no more so exceeding proudly, let not arrogancy come out of your mouth, for the Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.
Job ix. 13. If God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.
xxvi. 12. By his understanding he smiteth through the proud.
Ps. xii. 3. The Lord shall cut off the tongue that speaketh proud things. Ps. xxxi. 18.—xl. 4.—xvii. 13.
xxxi. 23. The Lord plentifully rcwardeth the proud doer.
xxxvi. 11. Let not the foot of pride come against me.
lix. 12. Let them be taken in their pride.
xciv. 2. Lift up thyself, thou Judge of the earth, render a reward to the proud. Luke i. 51.
exxxviii. 6. The proud the Lord knoweth afar off.
Prov. viii. 13. Wisdom saith, pride and arrogancy do I hate. Ch. \i. 16, 17.
xvi. 5. Every one that is proud is an abomination to the Lord.
Ver. 18. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit Iiefore a fall. Ch. xi. 2. When pride cometh, then cometh shame, but with the lowly is wisdom.
xxi. 4. An high look, a proud heart, and the ploughing of the wicked is sin.
xxix. 23. A man's pride shall bring him low. Isa. ii. 11. The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall he bowed down, and the Lord alone shall
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