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might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest,

19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words ; which voice they that heard ' intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any


20 (For they could not endure that which was commanded, & And if so much as a beast touch 24

24 bad touched. Co. Ma.

people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: wbosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death. And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. do. xx. 18 : And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off. Deut. iv. 11 : And ye came near and stood under the mountain ; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. do. v. 22: These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice : and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto

Rom. vi. 14: For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. do. viii. 15 : Ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption. 2 Tim. i. 7: God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of sound mind.

Exod. xx. 19 : They said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear : but let not God speak with us, lest we die. Deut. v. 5, 25: I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to show you the word of the Lord: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount. Now therefore why should we die ? for this great fire will consume us : if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die. do. xviii. 16: Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not

Exod. xix. 13: There shall not an hand touch it, but he


the mountain, it shall be 25 stoned, or thrust through with a dart :

21 And so h terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake :)

22 But ye are come i unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and 'to an innumerable company of .angels

23 To the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are " written 26 in heaven, and to God o the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men P made perfect,

24 And to Jesus the mediator of the new


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shall surely be stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live.

h Exon. xix. 16 : It came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled.

i See on Gal. iv. 26. k See on Eph. ii. 19.

I JUDE, 14: Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousand of his saints. See on Acts, vii. 38.

m Exod. iv. 22: Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn. Jer. ii. 3: Israel was holiness unto the LORD, and the firstfruits of his increase. do. xxxi. 9: I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn. Eph. i. 12; That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. James, i. 18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Rev. xiv. 4: These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

o See on LUKE, X. 20.

• Gen. xviii. 25 : That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked : and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee : Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right ? Ps. xciv. 2: Lift up thyself, thou judge of the earth : render a reward to

p See on Heb. xi. 40; and on xiii. 21. 9 See on 1 Tim. ii. 5.

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3 of things that are made, 32 that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.

28 Wherefore we receiving a ' kingdom which annot be moved, let us have 33 grace, whereby ve may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: 29 For ? our God is a consuming fire.

CHAP. XIII. | Divers admonitions, as to charity, 4 to honest life, 5 to avoid covet

vusness, 7 to regard God's preachers, 9 to take heed of strange doctrines, 10 to confess Christ, 16 to give alms, 17 to obey governors, 18 to pray for the apostle : 20 the conclusion. LET brotherly a love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers : for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them ; e and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

4 Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled : but 5 whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.

32 which are constituted only for a time. Dod. 33 let us hold fast. A. V. I are evil intreated. Ham.

y See on LUKE, i. 38.

z Ps. 1. 3: Our God shall come, and shall not keep silence : a fire shall devour before him, and it shall be very tempestuous round about him. See on 2 Thes. i. 8.

CHAP. XIII. See on John, xiii. 34. • MAT. xxv. 35: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye

took me in. See on Rom. xii. 13. See on Rom. xii. 13.

im Col. iv. 18: Remember my bonds. HEB. X. 34: Ye had compassion of me in my bonds. 1 Pet. iii. 8: Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous.

e See on Rom. xii. 15.
'1 Tim.iy.1, 3: Giving heed

ing spirits--forbidding to marry. See PRO. v. 15

* See on Mat. v. 27, 28


5 Let your conversation 2. be without covetousness ;

and be content with such things as ye have : for he hath said, I will never leave thee,3 nor forsake thee.

6 So that we may boldly say, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

7 Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God : m whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation :

a disposition, temper of mind, manners. Ham. 3 fail thee. Co. Ma. Cr. Bi. Gen. 4 which presided over you. Dod. them which are the guides over you. A. V.

b See on Phi. iv. 11, 12.

i Gen. xxviii. 15: Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee. Deut. xxxi. 6, 8: Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee; nor forsake thee. And the LORD, he it is that doth


before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee : fear not, neither be dismayed. Jos, i. 5: As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 1 CHR. xxviii. 20 : David said to Solomon his son, Be strong and of good courage, and do it: fear not, nor be dismayed : for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee, until thou hast finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD. Ps. xxxvii. 25 : I have been young, and now am old: yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. PRO. X. 3: The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish.

k Ps. ii. 1: Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? do. lvi. 4, 11, 12: In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me. In God have I put my trust: I will not be afraid what man can do unto me. Thy vows are upon me, O God : I will render praises unto thee. do. cxviii. 6: The Lord is on my

I will not fear : what can man do unto me? 1 Ver. 17. See on PHI. ii. 29.

m Heb. vi. 12 : That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.


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