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rity : 16 to acknowledge mutually our several fuults, to pray one for another, 19 and to reduce a straying brother to the truth.

GO a to' now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.

2 Your briches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.

3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.

4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept i Come. Pu.

3 are coming. Whit. Pu.

2 wail. Pu.

a fool.

CHAP. V. a See on 1 TIM. vi. 9.

b Jer. xvii. 11: As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not; so he that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be as

cJOB, xiii. 28: And he, as a rotten thing, consumeth, as a garment that is motheaten. MAL. iii. 2: Who may abide the day of his coming ? and who shall stand when he appeareth ? for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' sope. MAT. vi. 20: Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. James, ii. 2 : If there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel.

Rom. ii. 5: After thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

e Lev. xix. 13 : The wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning. Job, xxiv. 10, 11: They cause him to go naked without clothing, and they take away the sheaf from the hungry; which make oil within their walls, and tread their winepresses, and suffer thirst. JER. xxii. 13 : Woe unto him—that useth his neighbour's service without wages, and giveth him not for his work. Mal. iji. 5: I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness-against those that oppress the hireling in his wages. Ecclus. xxxiv. 21, 22: The bread of the needy is their life : he that defraudeth him thereof is a man of blood. He that taketh away his neighbour's living slayeth him; and he that defraudeth the labourer of his hire is a bloodshedder.

back by fraud, crieth : and 'the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.4

5 Ye have 5 lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton ;5 ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

6. Ye have condemned and killed the just ;) and he doth not i resist you.

7 Be patient 8 therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.

8. Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts : for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.

9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest

ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.



4 hosts. Gen. Ham. Wh. 5 been luxurious. Ham. as for a day. Whit. ?the just one. Rh. the righteons one. Pu. 8 Be long patient, or, Suffer with long patience. A. V. murmur not. We. Groan, or, grieve not. A.V.


* Exod. xxii. 27 : And it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear ; for I am gracious. Deut. xxiv. 15: At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it : lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee, Isa. v. 7: He looked for judgment, but behold oppression ; for righteousness, but behold a cry.

Ë Amos, vi. 1: Woe to them that are at ease in Zion. See on 1 TIM. v. 6.

h JAMES, ii. 6: Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats ?

· Mat. v. 39 : But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

* See on Acts, xiv. 17.
1 See on 1 Cor. vii, 29.
m JAMES, iv. 11.

* Mat. xxiv. 33: When ye shall see all these thirgs, know that it is near, even at the doors. 1 Cor. iv. 5: Judge no


10. •Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

11 Behold, we count them P happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.

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10 blessed. Pu.

Il known. Co. Ma. Cr.

12 from the Lord. Pu.

thing before the time, until the Lord come. Rev. iii. 20 : Behold, I stand at the door, and knock : if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

• Mat, v. 12 : Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

HEB. xi. 35-38: Women received their dead raised to life again : and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance ; that they might obtain a better resurrection : and others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented ; (of whom the world was not worthy :) they wandered about in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

p Ps. xciv. 12: Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law. See on Mat. v. 10, 11 ; and x. 22.

9 Job, i. 21, 22: Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither : the Lord gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly. do. ii. 10: But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil ? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

* Job, xlii. 10, &c: The LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before, &c.

• NUMB. xiv. 18: The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy. 2 CHR. xxx. 9: The LORD your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him. Neh. ix. 17, 31 : Thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness. For thy great mercies’ sake thou didst not utterly consume

12 But above all things, my brethren, 'swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath : but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay ; lest ye fall into condemnation. 13 13 Is any among you afflicted ?14 let him

pray Is any merry ? let him sing psalms.

13 into hypocrisy. Co. Ma. Cr. Ham.

14 in heaviness. Rh.

them, nor forsake them ; for thou art a gracious and merciful God. Ps. li. 1: Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness : according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. do. Ixix. 13:0 God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the truth of thy salvation. do. ciii. 8, 13 : The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him. do. cxvi. 5: Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful. Jer. ii. 12: Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you : for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever. Joel, ii. 13, 18: Rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Then will the LORD be jealous for his land, and pity his people. Mic. vii. 18: He retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delightetb in mercy. Luke, i. 77, 78: To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God. do. vi. 36: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 1 Pet. i. 3: Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope.

* Mat. v. 34, &c: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne, &c.

u 2 CHR. xxxiii. 12: And when he was in affliction, he besought the LORD his God, and humbled himself greatly before the God of his fathers. Ps. 1. 15: Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. do. xci. 15: He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. Jon. ii. 2, &c: And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

See on Eph. y. 19.

14 Is


among you ? let him call for the elders of the Church; and let them pray over him, "anointing himn with oil in the name of the Lord :

15 And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up ; and if he have * committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed.

The effectual feryent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

"MARK, vi. 13 : They cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick. do. xvi. 18: They shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

* ISA. xxxiii. 24: The inhabitant shall not say, I am sick : the people that dwell therein shall be forgiven their iniquity. See on Mat. ix. 2.

y Gen. xx. 17: So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children. Numb. xi. 2: And the people cried unto Moses ; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched. Deut. ix. 18—20: And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights : I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you.

But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also. And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him : and I prayed for Aaron also the same time. Jos. x. 12: Then spake Joshua to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon

and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. 1 SAM. xii. 18: So Samuel called unto the LORD ; and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day : and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel 1 Kings, xiii. 6 : And the king answered and said unto the man of God, Intreat now the face of the LORD thy God, and pray for me, that my hand may be restored me again. And the man of God besought the LORD, and the king's hand was restored him again, and became as it was before. 2 Kings, iv. 33: He went in therefore, and shut the door

upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD. do. xix. 15, 20: And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O

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