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That we shall receive good by the society of

the faithful. "He that walketh with wise men, shall be wise. a

“Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another; and the Lord hearkened and heard it; and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the Lord and thought upon

his “And they shall be mine, saith the Lord God of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels: and I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." That God will keep afflictions from his chil

dren, as it may be for their good. “The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil.b

“The Lord shall preserve thy going-out and thy coming-in, from this time forth and for evermore.

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust; his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

“There shall no evil befal thee, neither shall any plague come near thy dwelling.

“As the mountains are about Jerusalem, so is the Lord about his people for ever.”

aprov, xiii, 20. Mal. iii, 16, 17. Mat. xviii, 20. b Psalm cxxi, 7, 8. xci, 4, 10. cxxv, 2.

That otherwise, God will be with, preserve,

and keep his children in afflictions, that they hurt them not.

“In all their afflictions he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love, and in his pity, he redeemed them; and he bare them and carried them the days of old.

“They shall not be ashamed in the evil time, and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. He is their strength in the time of trouble. The Lord shall help and deliver them from the wicked, and save them because they trust in him.

“Fear thou not, for I am with thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee, yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

"Fear not, thou worm Jacob, I will help thee, saith the Lord God, and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

“When thou passest through the water, I will be with thee, and through the rivers, that they shall not overflow thee. When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burnt; neither shall the flames kindle

upon thee.' That God will deliver his children out of

afflictions in his due time. "He shall deliver thee from the snare of

nIsa. Ixiii. 9. Psalm xxxvii. 9, 39, 40. Isa. xli, 10, 14. xliii, 2.

the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him, and honour him.a

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them out of them all.

Call upon me in the day of trouble, and I will deliver thee.

“I will restore health unto thee, I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the Lord.

“I will deliver thee in that day, and thou shalt not fall by the sword.” That God will sanctify all afflictions for the

good of his people. "I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away the dross, and take away all thy tin.

“By this therefore shall the iniquity of Jacob be purged; and this is all the fruit, to take away his sin.

"And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge and make them white.

“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried.

“And I will bring the third part through the fire; and I will refine them as silver is refined, and I will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on my name, and I will hear them."

a Psalm xci, 3, 15. xxxiv, 19. 1, 15. Jer. xxx 17. Jer. xxxix. 17, 18. bisa. i, 25. xxvii, 9. Dan. xi, 35. xii, 10. Zech. xiii, 9.

That God in his own time will subdue alt

the enemies of his church. “I will subdue all thy enemies.a

"I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks.

“Therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my

bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest. “For the arms of the wicked shall be broken.

“I am against thee, O Gog; and I will turn thee back.

“And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

“And the ten horns, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate, and naked; and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.

"I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and I will cause thy arrows to fall out of thy right hand.” That the children of God shall die happily.

“They shall come to the grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.b “He shall

peace, they shall rest in


al Chron. xvii. 10. Isa. X. 12. Isa. xxxviii, 29, Psalm xxxvü, 17. Ezek. xxxix. 1, 2. 2 Thes. ii, 8. Rev. xvii, 16. Ezek. xxxix, 3. bJob v, 26. Isa. Ivii, 2. Psalm xxxvii, 37.

their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace.” That the just shall be raised unto eternal life.

"I will ransom them from the power of the grave, I will redeem them from death; 0 death, I will be thy plague; O grave, I will be thy destruction. a

“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake to everlasting life, and some to shame.

"All that are in the graves shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life.

[ will raise him up at the last day.

••He that raised up the Lord Jesus, shall raise us up also by Jesus.

6. When Christ who is our life shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” That God will reward the labours of the

righteous in the life to come. “Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven.b

*Whosoever shall forsake houses, or brethren or sisters, or father or mother, or wife or children, or lands, for my name's sake, he shall receive a hundred fold more, and shall inherit everlasting life.

allos. xii, 14. Dan. xii, 2. John v, 28, 29. vi, 40. 2 Cor. iv, 14. Col. iii, 4. 5 Mat. v, 12. xix, 29. xxv, 34, Luke xiv, 14. Rev. xxi, 7.

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