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and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the
earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they 3 delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; 4 even as the green herb have I given you all things : But flesh with 5 the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And
xxvi. 6. At destruction and famine thou Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself, (whom God correcteth) shalt laugh; and the but to him that esteemeth any thing to be beasts of the field shall be at peace with thee. unclean, to him it is unclean. The kingdom Job v. 22, 23. What is man that thou art of God is not meat and drink, but righteousmindful of him? Thou madest him to have ness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. dominion over the works of thine hands : For meat destroy not the work of God. All thou hast put all things under his feet: all things indeed are pure ; but it is evil for that sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the man who eateth with offence. Rom. xiv. 3. field, the fowl of the air, and the fish of the 14. 17. 20. All things are lawful for me, but sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths all things are not expedient. Whatsoever is of the seas. Ps. viii. 4. 6, 7, 8. Thou makest sold in the shambles, that eat, asking no quesdarkness, and it is night, wherein all the tion for conscience' sake; for the earth is the beasts of the forest do creep forth. Man goeth Lord's, and the fulness thereof. Whether, forth unto his work, and to his labour, until therefore, ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye the evening. Ps. civ. 20. 23. And I will do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor. x. 23. make with them a covenant of peace, and 25, 26. 31. Let no man, therefore, judge you will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the in meat or in drink. (Touch not, taste not, land, and they shall dwell safely in the wil- handle not, which all are to perish with the derness, and sleep in the woods. Ezek. xxxiv. using.) Why, as though living in the world, 25. And in that day will I make a covenant are ye subject to ordinances after the comfor them with the beasts of the field, and with mandments and doctrines of men ? Col. ii. the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping 16. 21, 22. 20. Some shall depart from the things of the ground. Hosea ii. 18. For faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, comevery kind of beasts, and of birds, and of manding to abstain from meats which God serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, hath created to be received with thanksand hath been tamed of mankind. James giving: for every creature of God is good. iii. 7.
1 Tim. iv. 3, 4. 3 Every moving thing, &c.] And the Lord 4 The life thereof, &c.] It shall be a perspake unto Moses, and to Aaron, saying unto petual statute for your generations throughout them, these are the beasts which ye shall eat all your dwellings, that ye eat neither fat nor among all the beasts that are on the earth. blood. Lev. iii. 17. Moreover, ye shall eat Ley. xi. 1. That which dieth of itself, or is no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl, or torn with beasts, he shall not eat, to defile of beast, in any of your dwellings. Lev. vii. himself therewith. Lev. xxii. 8. Notwith- 26. And whatsoever man there be of the standing thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all house of Israel, or of the strangers that thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, sojourn among you, that eateth any manner according to the blessing of the Lord thy God, of blood, I will even set my face against that which he hath given thee. Deut. xii. 15. soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing; from among his people. For it is the life ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life itself. Deut. xiv. 3. 21. What God hath thereof. Lev. xvii. 10. 14. Ye shall not eat cleansed, that call not thou common. Acts x. any thing with the blood. Lev. xix. 26. Only 15. Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that ye shall not eat the blood, ye shall pour it in the latter times some shall depart from the upon the earth as water. Be sure that thou faith; giving heed to seducing spirits, and eat not the blood, for the blood is the life, and doctrines of devils; commanding to abstain thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. from meats, which God hath created to be Deut. xii. 16. 23. Ye shall not eat of any received with thanksgiving of them which thing that dieth of itself. Deut. xiv. 21. Only believe, and know the truth. For every thou shalt not eat the blood : thou shalt pour creature of God is good, and nothing to be it upon the ground as water. Deut. xv. 23. refused, if it be received with thanksgiving, And Saul said, disperse yourselves among the for it is sanctified by the word of God and people, and say unto them, bring me hither prayer. 1 Tim. iv. I. 3, 4, 5.
every man his ox, and every man his sheep, As the green herb, &c.] See chap. i. 29, 30. and slay them here, and eat, and sin not Let not him that eateth, despise him that against the Lord in eating with the blood. cateth not ; and let not him which eateth not, 1 Sam. xiv. 34. Abstain from things stranjudge him that eateth, for God hath received gled, and from blood. (See) that ye abstain him. I know and am persuaded by the Lord from meats offered to idols, and from blood.
surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I requirc it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso shed- 6 deth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. And you, be ye fruitful, and mul- 7 tiply ; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying, 8 And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your 9
Acts xv. 20. 29. Every creature of God is of Israel, unto Abner, the son of Ner, and good. 1 Tim. iv. 4.
unto Amasa, the son of Jether, whom he slew, 5 Of every beast, &c.] If an ox gore a and shed the blood of war, in peace, and put man or a woman, that they die, the ox shall the blood of war upon his girdle, that was be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be about his loins, and in his shoes that were eaten, but the owner of the ox shall be quit. on his feet. Do therefore according to thy But if the ox were wont to push with his wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down horn in time past, and it hath been testified to to the grave in peace.
And Joab fled unto his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but the tabernacle of the Lord, and caught hold that he hath killed a man or a woman, the ox on the horns of the altar: so Benaiah, the son shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be of Jehoiada, went up, and fell upon him, and put to death. Exod. xxi. 12. 28, 29.
slew him. 1 Kings ii. 5, 6. 28. 34. All they At the hand of man, &c.] And the Lord that take the sword, shall perish with the said unto Cain, where is Abel, thy brother? sword. Matt. xxvi. 52. If thou do that What hast thou done? the voice of thy bro- which is evil, be afraid, for he (the magistrate) ther's blood crieth unto me from the ground. beareth not the sword in vain ; for he is the Gen. iv. 9. 10. Neither shalt thou stand minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath against the blood of thy neighbour. Lev. xix. upon him that doeth evil. Rom. xiii. 4. He 16. Ye shall take no satisfaction for the life that killeth with the sword, must be killed of a murderer, which is guilty of death, but with the sword. Rev. xiii. 10. he shall be surely put to death. So
In the image of God, &c.] See chap. i. 26, not pollute the land wherein ye are, for blood 27. Gen. v. 1. Against thee, thee only, have it defileth the land, and the land cannot be I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight, that cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, by the blood of him that shed it. Numb. and be clear when thou judgest. Ps. li. 4. xxxy. 31. 33.
Therewith (with the tongue) curse we men, Erery man's brother, &c.] And (God) hath which are made after the similitude of God. made of one blood all nations of men for to James iii. 9. dwell on all the face of the earth. Acts xvii. 7 Be fruitful, &c.] See verses 1. 9. Gen. 26.
i. 28; viii. 17. 6 By man, &c.] He that smiteth a man, 9 I establish, &c.] See verses 11. 17. chap. so that he die, shall be surely put to death. vi. 18. I will establish my covenant between Exod. xxi. 12. If a man come presumptuously me and thee, and thy seed after thee, in their upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile, generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. may die. Exod. xxi. 14. If a thiet be found And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranshall no blood be shed for him: if the sun be ger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for possession; and I will be their God. Gen. him, Exod. xxii. 2, 3. He hath shed blood, xvii. 7, 8. In blessing, I will bless thce; and and that man shall be cut off from among his in multiplying, I will multiply thy seed as the people. Lev. xvii. 4. He that “killeth any stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is man" (or “smiteth the life of a man") shall upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess surely be put to death. Lev. xxiv. 17. And the gate of his enemies. Gen. xxii. 17. With the congregation shall deliver the slayer out everlasting kindness will I have mercy on of the hand of the revenger of blood ; and the thee, saith the Lord, thy Redeemer, for this congregation shall restore him to the city of is as the waters of Noah unto me; for as I his refuge. But if the slayer shall at any have sworn, that the waters of Noah should time come without the border of the city of no more go over the earth, so have I sworn, his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the that I would not be wroth with thee, nor slayer, he shall not be guilty of blood. Numb. rebuke thee: for the mountains shall depart, xxxv. 25, 26, 27. Thou (Solomon) knowest and the hills be removed, but my kindness what Joab, the son of Zeruiah, did to me (said shall not depart from thec, neither shall the Duvid), and to the two captains of the hosts covenant of my peace be removed, saith the
10 seed after you; And with every living creature that is with you,
of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; 11 from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth. And
I will establish my covenant with you: neither shall all flesh be
cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any 12 more be a flood to destroy the earth. And God said, This is the
token of the covenant which I make between me and you and
every living creature that is with you, for pepetual generations: 13 I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a 14 covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass,
when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in
Lord that hath mercy on thee. Isa. liv. 8, 9, upon the face of the ground. Gen. vii. 21. 10. Thus saith the Lord, which giveth the 23. See Gen. viii. 21, 22. and 2 Pet. iii. 7. sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of 11. preced. com. the moon, and of the stars, for a light by 12 The token, &c.] Ye shall circumcise night; which divideth the sea, when the the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a waves thereof roar: the Lord of Hosts is his token of the covenant betwixt me and you. name. If those ordinances depart from be Gen. xvii. 11. And the blood (of the paschal fore me, saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel lamb) shall be to you for a token upon the also shall cease from being a nation before me houses where ye are ; and when I see the for ever.
Jer. xxxi. 35, 36. Thus saith the blood, I shall pass over you, and the plague Lord, if ye can break my covenant of the day, shall not be upon you, to destroy you, when and my covenant of the night, and that there I smite the land of Egypt. Erod. xii. 13. should not be day and night in their season, All the first-born of my children I redeem. then may also my covenant be broken with And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, David, my servant. Jer. xxxiii. 20, 21. and for frontlets between thine eyes; for by Paul, separated unto the Gospel of God, con- strength of hand the Lord brought us forth cerning his son Jesus Christ, which was made out of Egypt. Exod. xiii. 15, 16. Now, of the seed of David, according to the flesh; therefore, “I” (“ Rahab”) pray you, swear to all that be in Rome. Rom. i. 1. 3. 7. unto me, by the Lord, since I have shewed
10 With every living creature, &c.] See you kindness, that “ye” (“the messengers of verses 15, 16. Gen. viii. 1. Job, chap. xxxviii. Joshua") will also shew kindness unto my throughout ; and xli. Thy mercy, O Lord, father's house, and give me a true token. is in the heavens, and thy faithfulness reacheth Josh. ii. 12. And as they were eating, Jesus unto the clouds : thy righteousness is like the took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and great mountains; thy judgments are a great gave it to the disciples, and said, this is my deep. Ps. xxxvi. 5, 6. The Lord is good to body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, all, and his tender mercies are over all his and gave it to them, saying, drink ye all of it. works. Ps. cxlv. 9. And should not I spare Matt. xxvi. 26, 27. For I have received of the Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more Lord, that which also I delivered unto you: than six score thousand persons, that cannot that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which discern between their right hand and their he was betrayed, took bread. And after the left hand, and also much cattle ? Jonah iv. same manner, he took the cup, when he had
supped, saying, this cup is the new testament 11 I will establish, &c.] I will not again in my blood. 1 Cor. xi. 23. 25. curse the ground any more for man's sake; 13 I do set my bow, &c.] As the appear. neither will I again smite any more every thing ance of the bow that is in the cloud, in the living as I have done: while the earth re- day of rain, so was the appearance of the maineth, seed time and harvest, and cold and brightness round about. This was the apheat, and summer and winter, and day and pearance of the likeness of the glory of the night, shall not cease. Gen. viii. 21, 22. But Lord; and when I saw it, I fell upon my face, the heavens and the earth which are now, by and I heard a voice of one that spake. Ezek. the same word, are kept in store, reserved i. 28. And he that sat was, to look upon, unto fire, in the day of judgment and pere like a jasper and a sardine stone; and there dition of ungodly men. Seeing, then, that all was a rainbow round about the throne, in these things shall be dissolved, what manner sight like unto an emerald. Rev. iv. 3. And of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversa I saw another mighty angel come down from tion and godliness? 2 Pet. iii. 7. 11.
heaven, clothed with a cloud; and a rainbow Neither shall all flesh, &c.] And all fesh was upon his head, and his face was as it died that moved upon the earth; and every were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire. living substance was destroyed which was Rev. x. I.
the cloud : And I will remember my covenant, which is between 15 me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow 16 shall be in the clond; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. And God said unto 17 Noah, this is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth. And the sons of 18 Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth; and Ham is the father of Canaan. These are the three 19 sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. And 20 Noah began to be an husbandman, and he planted a vineyard :
15. Remember, &c.] And thou shalt put 16 Everlasting covenant, &c.] See verses 9, the two stones upon the shoulders of the ephod 10, 11 ; Gen. viii. 21, 22. He that is born in for stones of memorial unto the children of thine house, and he that is bought with thy Israel ; and Aaron shall bear their names be- money, must needs be circumcised, and my fore the Lord upon his two shoulders for a covenant shall be in your flesh for an evermemorial (said the Lord to Moses). Exod. lasting covenant. And God said (unto AbraIxviii. 12. Then will I remember my cove- ham), Sarah, thy wife, shall bear thee a son nant with Jacob, and also my covenant with indeed, and thou shalt call his name Isaac, Isaac; and also my covenant with Abraham and I will establish my covenant with him for will I remember, and I will remember the an everlasting covenant, and with his seed land; I will for their sakes remember the co after him. Gen. xvii. 13. 19. Although my venant of their ancestors, whom I brought house be not so with God, yet he hath made forth out of the land of Egypt. Lev. xxvi. 42. with me (David) an everlasting covenant, 45. Know therefore that the Lord thy God, ordered in all things and sure ; for this is all he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth my salvation and all my desire, although he covenant and mercy with them that love him make it not to grow. 2 Sam. xxiii. 5. I have and keep his commandments to a thousand made a covenant with my chosen (saith God), generations. Deut. vii. 9. And “he" ("So- I have sworn unto David my servant, thy seed lomon") said, Lord God of Israel, there is no will I establish for ever, and build up thy God like thee, in heaven above or on earth throne to all generations. Ps. Ixxxix. 3. 4. beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy
With everlasting kindness will I have mercy with thy servants, that walk before thee with on thee, neither shall the covenant of my all their heart. 1 Kings viii. 23. Now there peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath fore our God, the great, the mighty, and the mercy on thee. Isa. liv. 8. 10.
Incline your terrible God, who keepest covenant and mercy, ear and come unto me, hear and your soul let not all the trouble seem little before thee. shall live, and I will make an everlasting coNehem. ix. 32. And he remembered for them venant with you, even the sure mercies of his covenant. Ps. cvi, 45. Do not abhor us; David. Isa. Iv. 3. And I will make an everfor thy name's sake, do not disgrace the throne lasting covenant with them, that I will not of thy glory; remember, break not thy co turn away "from them” (or "from after them') venant with us. Jer. xiv. 21. Nevertheless, to do them good. Jer. xxxii. 40. Now the I will remember my covenant with “ thee” God of peace that brought again from the dead (“ Jerusalem") in the days of thy youth ; and our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the I will establish unto thee an everlasting cove- sheep, through the blood of the everlasting nant. Ezek. xvi. 60. As he (the Lord) spake covenant, make you perfect, &c. Heb. xiii. by the mouth of his holy prophets, to perform 20. the mercy promised to our fathers, and to re 19 Of them, &c.] Bring forth with thee member his holy covenant; the oath which he every living thing, that they may breed abunsware to our father Abraham. Luke i. 73. dantly in the earth, and be fruitful and mul
The waters, &c.] In a little wrath I hid tiply upon the earth. Gen. viii. 17. (See my face from thee for a moment, but with Gen. x. 2-32 for the generations of Noah, everlasting kindness will I have mercy on and 1 Chron. i. 4—28 for Adam's line to Noah, thee, saith the Lord my Redeemer ; for the and so to Abraham). mountains shall depart and the hills be re 20 An husbandman, &c.] Thorns also and moved, but my kindness shall not depart from thistles shall it (the ground) bring forth to thee, thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; in the be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou on thee. Isa, liv. 8. 10.
return unto the ground ; therefore the Lord
21 And he drank of the wine, and was drunken ; and he was un22 covered within his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the 23 nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And
God sent “him” (“Adam") forth to till the tience; that they be in behaviour as becometh ground from whence he was taken. Gen. iii. holiness; not false accusers, not given to much 18, 19. 23. Abel was a keeper of sheep, and wine, teachers of good things. Titus ii. 2, 3. Cain was a tiller of the ground. Gen. iv. 2. And he was uncovered, &c.] Woe unto him And he (Lamech) called his son's name Noah, that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest saying, the same shall comfort us concerning thy bottle to him and maketh him drunken our work and toil of our hands. Gen. v. 29. also, that thou mayest look on their nakedThe mouth of a righteous man is a well of life, ness! Thou art filled with shame for glory, but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. drink thou also; the cup of the Lord's right Prov. x. 11. When it goeth well with the hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful righteous the city rejoiceth, and when the spewing shall be on thy glory. Hab. ii. 15, 16. wicked perish there is shouting. Prov. xi. 10. I counsel thee to buy of me white raiment The profit of the earth is for all. Eccles. v. 9. that thou mayest be clothed, and that the Doth the plowman plow all day to sow ? doth shame of thy nakedness do not appear. Rer. he open and break the clods of his ground ? iii. 18. his God doth instruct him to discretion and 22 Ham.) And the sons of Ham, Cn-h, doth teach him. Isa. xxviii. 24. 26.
and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. Gen. Planted a vineyard, &c.] What man is he that hath planted a vineyard and hath not yet Told his brethren, &c.] The beauty of Israel eaten of it? Deut. xx. 6. Thou (the dis- is slain upon thy high places ; how are the obedient) shalt plant a vineyard and shalt not mighty fallen! tell it not in Gath, publish it gather the grapes thereof. Deut. xxviii. 30. not in the streets of Askelon, lest the daughters I went by the field of the slothful, and by the of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of vineyard of the man void of understanding, the uncircumcised triumph. 2 Sam. i. 19, 20. and lo, it was all grown over with thorns. For they speak not peace, but they devise deProv. xxiv. 30. They made me the keeper of ceitful matters against them that are quiet in the vineyards, but mine own vineyard have I the land; yea, they opened their mouth wide not kept. Cant. i. 6. Who planteth a vine- against me, and said, aha! aha! our eye hath yard and eateth not of the fruit thereof? 1 Cor. seen it. Ps. xxxv. 20, 21. Let them be deix. 7.
solate for a reward of their shame, that say 21 Was drunken, &c.] Noah was a just unto me, aha! aha! Ps. xl. 15. Let them be man and perfect in his generations, and Noah turned back for a reward of their shame that walked with God. Gen. vi. 9. Come let us
say, aha! aha!
Ps. Ixx. 3. Debate thy cause make our father drink wine (saith Lot's daugh- with thy neighbour himself, and discover not a ters). Gen. xix. 32. Wine is a mocker, strong secret to another. Prov. xxv. 9. The eye drink is raging. Prov. xx. 1. Look not thou that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. aright; at the last it biteth like a serpent, and Prov. xxx. 17. But thou (Edom) shouldest stingeth like an adder. Prov. xxiii. 31, 32. not have looked on the day of thy brother, Then entered Satan into Judas, surnamed in the day that he became a stranger ; neither Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve; shouldest thou have rejoiced over the children and he went his way and communed with the of Judah, in the day of their destruction ; chief priests and captains, how he might betray neither shouldest thou have spoken proudly him unto them. Luke xxii. 3, 4. Let us in the day of distress; thou shouldest not have walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting and entered into the gate of my people in the day drunkenness, not in chambering and wanton of their calamity; yea, thou shouldest not have ness, not in strife and envying. Rom. xiii. 13. looked on their afliction in the day of their Wherefore, let him that thinketh he standeth calamity, nor have laid hands on their subtake heed lest he fall. 1 Cor. x. 12. The stance in the day of their calamity. Olad. 12, works of the flesh are manifest, which are 13. If thy brother shall trespass against thee, these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasci- go and tell him his fault between thee and him viousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, alone ; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, thy brother. Matt. xviii. 15. (Charity) reenvyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, joiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the and such like; they that do such things shall truth. I Cor. xiii. 6. Brethren, if a man be not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal.v.19, 20, overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual 21. Speak thou the things which become sound restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; doctrine, that the aged men be sober, grave, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in pa Gal. vi. 1.