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Lev. x. 9. Do not drink wine, nor strong drink, thou nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest yc die. Ezek. xliv. 21. Luke i. 15.

Luke xxi. 34. Jesus said unto his disciples, take heed to yourselves, lest at any timeyour hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life.

1 Cor. ix. 27. Paul said, I keep my body under. Jer. xxxv. 6.

I Tim. iii. 3. A bishop must not be given to wine. Tit. i. 7. See wine forbidden to Nazarites. Numb. vi. 3. Amos ii. 12.

CXXXI. They praxj for the people. Numb. vi. 23. On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

Ver. 24. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee,

Ver. 25. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee,

Ver. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give

thee peace.

Joel ii. 17. Let the priests the ministers of the Lord weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thy heritage to reproach

Rom. i. 9. Without ceasing, I make mention of you always in my prayers.

x. 1. My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved. .

xv. 13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

1 Cor. i. 4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.

2 Cor. xi:i. 7. I pray to God that ye do no evil.

F-ph. i. 16. I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

Ver. 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, Sec. Ver. 18, 19.

Phil. i. 3. I thank my God on every remembrance of you.

Ver. 4. Always in every prayer of mine,for you all,makiiig request,

Ver. 5. That he thai hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Christ.

Ver. 9. This I pray that your love may abound yet more and more. in knowledge, and in <dl judgment. - x

Ver. 10. That ye m.iy approve the things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ.

Ver. iU- Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God.

Col. i. 9. We cease not to pray for you and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Ver 10. That ye mi.^ht walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, increasing hi the knowledge of God.

Ver. M. Strengthened wuh all might according to his glorious power,.unto all puUi-n«r and long-suffering with joj fulness.

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Col. iv. 12. Labouring; fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

1 Thess. iii. 12. The Lord make you to encrcasc and abound in love, one towards another anrftowards all men.

Ver. 13. To the end that he may establish your hearts ufkblrafiable in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming; of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

v. 23. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray Cod your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming' of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thess. i. I 1. We pray alwavs for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.

Ver. 12. That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

ii. 16. Now the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father which hath loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.

Ver. 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

James v. 14. Is any sick among vou? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him. Ver. 15.

See more instances of such prayers. Exod. xxxii. 11. Moses'for the Israelites when they offended in making the golden calf. Deut. ix. 20.

Numb. xi. 2. For the people when a fire from the Lord consumed many of them.

xiv. 1 3, 20. For the people when they murmured.

xxi. 6, 7, 8. For the people when bitten with fiery serpents.

I Sam. xii. 19, 23. Samuel for the people offending by asking a king.

Neh- ix. 6. The priests for the people to ver. 37. Ch. x. 28 to 39. On which a reformation ensues. Ch. xii. 43. Dan. ix. 4 to 20. Daniel for the people. Amos vii. 2 to 7. Amos for the people.

Hah. i. 3 to 17. Habakkuk for the people. Ver. 17, l8, 19. Chris'for the disciples. John xiv. 16.—xvi. 26.—xvii. 9, 15, 20- For Peter Luke xxii. 32. For children. Matt. xix. 13.

CXXXII. The supports of Christians in grheruf, 'f the Lord's ministers in particular, tinder sufferings fir religion.

Isa. lxvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at hi» •word, your brethren that hated you- that cast you out for mv name'ssake, said, let the Lord be glorified; bu* he shall appear to youi jov, and they shall be ashamed. Luke vi.'23,'23.

Matt. v. 10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Ver. 1 1.

xr 39. He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

xix. 29. Every one that hath forsaken houses or I relhren, or sistern, or father or mother, or wife. or children, or lands for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life

Rom. v. 3. \Vc glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation \.orketb patience,

Rom. v. 4. And patience, experience and experience hope; Ver. 5. And hope maketh not ashamed. James i. 2. viii. 17. If so be that we suffer for Christ, that we may be also glorified together.

Ver. 18. The sufferings of this present time are not fit to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us.

Ver. 35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?

Ver. 36. (As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.)

Ver. 37. In all these things we arc more than conquerors, through him that loved us.

2 Cor. iv. 9. We are persecuted but not forsaken. Ch. vi. 8, 9, 10.

xii. 10. I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake : For when I am weak, then am 1 strong.

Ver. 9. He said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

1 Tim. iv. 10. We labour and suffer reproach, because we trus: in the living God.

Heb. x. 34. Ye took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing that in heaven ye have a better and a more enduring substance.

xi. 26. Moses had respect to the rccompence of reward. Ver. 27. He endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Ver. 35. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

xii. 1. Seeing we arc compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us run with patience the race set before us.

Ver. 2. Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God. Ch. ii. 9.—xiii. 13. Matt. x. 24. James v. 10. 1 Pet. ii. 21.—4v. 1, I5, 14, 16, 19. Rev. ii. 10.

WICKED MINISTERS.

CXXXIII. Wicked minUtcrs, their tin and fnmisliment. Lev. x. I. Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire before the Lord which he commanded them not. ,

Ver. 2. And there went put a fire from the Lord and devoured them.

1 Sam. ii. 12. The sons of Eli were sons of Belial, they knew no' the Lord. See to ver. 17. Their covctousness. Ver. 22. Their uucleanness. Ver. 27. to the end, the punishment of Eli's house.

Isa. xliii. 27. Thy teachers have transgressed against me.

Ver. 23. Therefore I have profaned the prmces of the sanctuary, I have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Jer. ii. 8. The priests said not, where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not; the pastors also transgressed against me, &c.

Jer. ii. 9. Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your children's children.

x. 21. The pastors arc become brutish and have not sought the Lord, therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

xxiii. 11. Both prophet and priest are profane, Sec.

Ver. 12. Wherefore I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the Lord. ,

Ver. 14. They commit adultery and walk in lies, they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, that none doth return from his wickedness, they are all of them to me as Sodom.

Ver. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I will feed them with wormwood, arid make them drink the water of gall, for from the priests is profaneness gone forth to all the Land.

Ver. 22. If they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from the evil of their doings. , .

Ver. 27. They cause my people to forget my name by their dreams.

Ver. 30. Therefore I am against the prophets, saith the Lord.

Ezek. xxii. 26. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things. . .

Ver. 31. Therefore I poured out mine indignation upon them, their own way have I recompensed upon their.heads.

Zeph. iii. 4. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons, her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Ver. 5. The just Lord is in the midst thereof, Sec.

Mai. i. 6. O ye priests that despise my name.

Ver. 7. Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar.

Ver. 8. If ye offer the blind, and the lame, and the sick, is it not evii:

Ver. 9. Will he regard your persons, saith the Lord?

ii. 8. O ye priests, ye have departed out of the May, ye have caused many to stumble at the law.

Ver. 9. Therefore have I made you contemptible before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways.

Matt. vii. 22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works.

Ver. 23. Then will i profess unto them I never knew you, depart from me ye that work iniquity. Ch. xxv. 44, 45.

2 Tim. iii. 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. Ver. 13.

CXXXfV. Their cuvetounneat. Isa. lvi. 11. Her watchmen arc all greedy dogs which can never have enough ; they all look to theiroivn way, every one for his gain from his quarter. See the covetousneis of Eli's sous. 1 Sam. ii 12 to 17.

Jer. viii. 10. Every one from the least, even to the greatest, is given to covetousness. Ch. vi. 13.

Ezek. xiii. 19. Will ye pollute my name for handfuls of barley and pieces of bread.

Hos. vi. 9. As troops of robbers the priests murder in the way, they commit lewdness.

Mai, i. Who is there among you that would shut the doors for nought ? neither do they kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, neither will I accept an offering at your hands, saith the Lord of hosts.

iii. 11. The priets teach for hire,and the prophets divine for money.

Ver. 12. Therefore shall Zion for your sakeshe plowed as afield.

John x. 12. He that is an hireling, whose own the sheep arc not, .seeth the wolf coming and leuveth the sheep, and fleeth.

Ver. 13. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

Acts xx. 29. Alter my departure shall grievous wolves enter in. among you, not sparing the flock.

1 1 im. vi. 5, Men of corrupt minds, supposing that gain is godliness.

2 Tim iv. 10. Demus hath forsaken us, having loved this present T.orld.

Tit. i. 11. Teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake,

2 Pet:ii.3. Through covetousness shall they make merchandize of you.

Jude ver. 11. They ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward. 2 Pet. ii. 14, 15.

CXXXV. Thrir intemperance. Isa. xxviii. 7. The priest and the prophet have erred ; through strong drink they arc out of the way. Ver. 8, 17. Ch. lvi. 12.

Luke xii. 45. If that servant shall begin to eat and to drink, and to be drunken,

Ver. 46. The Lord of that servant will cut him in sunder, and appoint him his portion with unbelievers.

Rom. xvi. 18. Such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly.

Phil iii. 19. Whose Cod is their belly, whose glory is their shame, who mind e.irthly things.

2 Pet. ii. I.?. They count it pleasure to riot-in the day-tiniei

Jude ver. 12. Feeding themselves without fear. \ er. 19. Sensual, hu\ing not the Spirit.

CXXXVl. 'i'hrir nhthfalneat. Isa. lvi. 10. His watchmen are ..il dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.

Jcr xxiii. !. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the •luep of mv pasture, saith the Lord.

Ver. 2. Ye base scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them ; behold 1 will visit upon you the evil of your doings, tuith the Lord.

Ezek.'iii. :8. When I say unto the wicked, thou shalt surely die; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way to save his life ; the same wicked man shall die In his iniquity ; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

xxxiv. 2. Thus saith the Lord, woe be to the shepherds; should not the shepherds feed the flock. See to ver. 1 1.

xliv. 8. Ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things, but yc have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

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