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• Surely it is meet to be said unto God; if I have done Iniquity, I will do no more. Far he looketh upon Men, and if any say, I have finned, and perverted that which was right, and it profited me not; he will deliver his Soul from going into the Pit, and his Life shall see the Light, Because he confidereth, and turneth away from all his Transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he (hall not die.

b If the wicked will turn from all his Sins that he hath committed, and keep all my Statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he {hall surely live, he shall not die, saith the Lord: All his Transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mention'd unto him, in his Righteousness that he hath done he shall live.

c If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up; thou shalt put away Iniquity sar from thy Tabernacles. Will he plead against thee with his great Power? No; but he would put Strength in thee.

dHe will create in thee a clean Heart, and renew a right Spirit within thee: He will restore unto thee the Joy of his Salvation, and uphold thee with his free Spirit.

e After all that is come upon us for our evil Deeds, seeing that thou, our God, hast punished us less than our Iniquities deserve, should we again break thy Commandments? And, whereas we have offended against the Lord already, should we add more to our Sins, and to our Trespasses ?•

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■Job 34- 35, 3»- Job 33. 27, 1«. E2ek. 1S. 2«.
» Eaek. 1s. 11, M, « Job 22. 2 S. Job 23. «.

*K if. 10, 32, 'E21.a. W3 14. a Ch1. 2». u.

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» Hear ye the Word of the Lord, and fear, and do no more presumptuously: Depart from Evil, and do Good, and dwell for evermore.

Repentance towards MEN.

h If thou bring thy Gift to the Altar, and there remembrest that thy Brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy Gift before the Altar, and go shy way, first be reconciled to thy Brother* and then come and offer thy Gist. »

c Whoever hath w'rong'd his Brother "Xt/litmim, in any thing, according to his Substance shall the Restitution be, and he shall not rejoice therein.

d If I have taken any thing from any Man by false Accusation, I restore him four-fold.

e If" the wicked restore the Pledge, give again, that he hath robbed; walk in the Statutes of Life, without committing Iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

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Chap: XI.

Concerning RE WAR US and; P UNISHMENsS.

''HT^Here be many that say, Who will shew

X us any Good? O fear the Lord: For they that fear him shall not want any good thing.

b What Man is he that defireth Life, and loyeth nwny Days, that he may 1'ee Good? Depart from Evil, and do Good; seek Peace, and pursue it.

c. Hearken not unto the Words of them that say unto every one that walketh after the Imagination of his own Heart-; no Evil shall comrf upon you.

d Lo this, we have searched it, so it is; hear it, and know thou it for thy Good: The Hand of God is upon all them, for Good, that seek him.; .but his.Rower, and his Wrath,.is against all them that forsake him.

e And, God will punish the Men that say in their Heart, The Lord will not do Good, neither will he do Evil.

f I was envious artbe foolish,"-when I fewthe Prosperity of the wicked. They-are not in Trouble, as other Men;, neither.are they plagued,

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like other Men; Behold, these are they who prosper m the World; they increase in Riches, yea. are mighty in Power. Verily, I have cleansed my Heart in vain, and washed my Hands in Innocency. So foolish was I, and ignorant, until I went into the Sanctuary of God: Then understood I their End. How are they brought into Desolation,as in a Moment! They are utterly consumed w1th Terrors.

a A brutish Man knoweth not, ne1ther doth aFool understand this: When the wicked spring as the Grass, and when all the Workers of Iniquity do slourish; it is that they shall be destroyed for ever. - f b These are the Men of the World, whichhave their Portion in this Life; and have no Inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ, and of God.

c The wicked say unto God, Depart from-us; for we defire not the Knowledge of thy Ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? And what Profit should we have, if we pray unto him? Surely,, it is in vain to serve God; and itprofiteth-a Man-nothing, that.he should delight' himself with God.

A They have faid also, that all things come, alike to all; there is one Event to the righteous, and to the wicked, to the good and to the clean, andvto the unclea-n: As is the good, so is the fianer, and he that sweareth,- as he. that feareth* an Oath: Let us, therefore, eat -and drink, for to morrow we die.

Ps. 73- 5, 12. Job 21, 7. Ps. 73. 13, n, 17, 19.

,* Ps. S1. 6, 7. « b Ps. 17. 14. Eph. s. 3.

« Job 11. 7, 14, 15. .Ma1. 3. 14. Job 34- s.
d JEccl. 9. 2. 1 Cu1. 13. 32.

a Thus

» Thut doth their Heart carry them away, and they, turn their Spirit against God: For, they believe not that they lhail return out of Darkness.

b Let not him that is deceived trust in Vanity; for Vanity shall be his Recompence.

c A Book of Remembrance is written before the Lord, for them that fear him, and that think upon his Name: And they shall be mine (faith the Lord of Hosts) in the Day when I make up my Jewels; and I w1ll spare them, as a Man spareth his own Son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteousand the wicked; between him that scrvcth God, and h1m that serveth him not.

d Woe unto them them fay, Let him make speed, and hasten- his Work, that we may fee it; and let the Counsel of. the Holy- One otIsrael draw nigh, and come, that we may know it: For the Day of their Calamity is at hand, a-nd the things that shall come upon them make haste.

c Behold, faith the Lord, I come-quickly; and my Reward is with me, to give every Man according as his Work shall be.

R E w A K D s. to the R1ghteous.

f Godliness is profitable unto all things; having Promise of the Life thatnow is, and of that which is to come.

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