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13. And » make * straight [Or, even] paths for your feet, left that which is lame be turned out of the way, but * let it rather be healed. 14. Follow b peaee with all men, and c holiness, without which no man shall d fee the Lord: 1%. e Looking diligently, lest any man * fail of QOr, fd /raw] the grace of God; lest any f root of bitterness springing up, S trouble you, and thereby many be defiled: 16. Lest there be any h fornicator, or profane person, as Efai 1 who for one morsel of meat fold his birth-right. 17. F< ye know how that afterward k when he would have inh rited the blessing, he was rejected: for 1 he found (1) a * place of repentance s_Or, way to change his mind], though
•was falling, and thou hast strength- f t Deut. 29.18. + Heb. 3. 1*.
ned the feeble Knees, f Isa. 3 5. 3. See on Acts 8. 23;
Strengthen ye the weak Hands, and g See on Gal. 1.7.
confirm the feeble Knees, f SeeEc- 16. h + Eph. 5. 3. t Col. 3, f.
clesiasticus 25. 43. — A Woman jSeeon 1 Cor.6.18.
that will not comfort her Husband '+ Gen. 25. 33. — He fold his
in Distress, maketh weak Hands, and Birth-right unto Jacob.
feeble Knees. 17. k Gen. 27. 34,^. WhenE
13. TM Prov. 4. 26. Ponder the sau heard the Words of his Father, Path of thy Feet, and let all thy 10 he cried.with a great and exceedWays be establislied. ing bitter cry, and said unto his
4 See on Gal. 6. u Father, Bless me, even me also, 0
14. b t Rom.12.18. f 2 Tim. 2. my Father, &c. - 'j 22. See on Mar. 9. ;o. 1 7 Heb. 6. 6. [It is impossible]
c See the Word Holiness in the 15 if they shall fall away, to renew Index. them again unto repentance: seeing
ri See on Mat. 5. 8. they crucifie to themselves the Son
15. e V Gal. y. 4. See on 2 of God afresh, and put him to ■ Cor. 6. 1. open shame.
(1) These Words may justly discourage People from deferring their Repentance to a sick, or a Death-bed; [not but that it is highly necessity for those, who have been so very inconsiderate and foolish, to do all that is possible to be done under such Circumstances]. For whether they shall repent at all, or whether their Repentance will be such as God will a:cept, must be acknowledged to be great Uncertainties. But here A nothing to discourage any from setting about a true Repentance immediately; for how great soever their Sins have been, they are assured, that if they confess, bewail, and forsake them, and bring forth />«'« worthy of Repentance, such Fruits as will be an evident Proof and Demonstration that theitMinds are changed and renewed,md that their Repentince is true and sincere, God, for the fake of Jesus Christ, will accept of the* The Apostle does not fay, that Esau never so repented as to obtain For; giveness at the Hands of God, though it is plain from the History, thtf; his Repentance was not such ac this Time: What the Apostle fays,*, that he could not by his Tears prevail with his Father Isaac to Repent, he sought it carefully with tears. 18. For ye are not come unto the m mount that might be touched, and that burned with fire, nor unto blackness, and darkness, and tempest, 19- And the found of a trumpet, and the voice of words, which voice they that heard, n entreated that the word fliould not. be spoken to them any more. 20. ("For they could not endure that which was commanded, 0 And if lo much as a beast touch the mountain, it iha,ll be stoned, or thrust through with a dart. 2t. And p so terrible was the fight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake) 22. But ye are come q unto mount Sion, and 1 unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and s to an innumerable company of angels, 23. To the general alfem
2 ° bly,
18. m f Exod. 19.12,18,19.Thou Fire, and went not up into the lbalt set Bounds to the People Mount. Now therefore why should round about, faying, Take heed to we die? for this great Fire will yourselves, that ye go not up in- consume us. If we hear the to the Mount, or touch the Border of 5 Voice of the Lord our God any it: Whosoever toucheth the Mount, more, then we shall die. t Deur. shall be surely put to death. And 18. 16. —Let me not hear again the Mount Sinai was alrogether on a Voice of the Lord my God; neifmke, because the Lord descended ther let me sec this great Fire any «pon it in fire: and the smoke IO more, that I die not. thereof ascended as the smoke of a 20. 0 t Exod. 19.13. There shall Furnace, and the whole Mount quaked not an Hand touch it, but he shall greatly. And when the Voice of surely be stoned or shot through; the Trumpet sounded long, and whether it be Beast or Man, it stall *axed louder and louder, Moses15 not live.—
spake, and God answered him by a ar. p V Exod. 19. 16. It came Voice. Rom. 8. 15. Ye have not to pass on the third Day in the mehid the Spirit of Bondage again Morning, that there were Thunders, to fear; but ye have received the and Lightnings, and a thick Gloud Spirit of Adoption.— 3 Tim. 1.20 upon the Mount, and the Voice 7-God hath not given us the Spirit of the Trumpet exceeding loud, so offwr, but of Power, and of Love, that all the People that was in the *nd of a found Mind. Camp trembled.
19- n t Exod. 20. 19. They said 22. « t Rev. 3. 12. t Revinto Moses, Speak thou with us,2J 2, 10. See on Gal. 4. 56. and we will hear: but let not 1 ",' Phil. 3. 20. See on Eph. God speak with us least we die. 2. 19.
I Deut. j. <r, 25. I stood between s '.'Jude ver. 14.—Behold the the Lord and you at that time, to Lord cometh with ten Thousands fliew you the Word of the Lord : 3c of his Saints. See on Acts 7. sot ye were afraid by reason of the 38.
i;, to recal the Blessing he lud given to his Brother Tacob. Mr. Kett/twcll, in his Measures ci Christian Obedience, is more Copious °n this Subject. Book V. Chap. 7. p. 55$
"b\y, and church of the u first-born, which are 1 * written COr, enrolled] in heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men, b made perfect:, 24. And to ]* sus the c mediator of the new * covenant COr, testarntm], and to the d blood of sprinkling, that fpeaketh better things e than that of Abel. 25. See that ye refuse not him that fpeaketh: For if they f escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more pall not we escape, if we turn away from him that 8 fpeaketh from heaven: 26. h Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, 1 Yet once more I make not the earth only, but also heaven. 27. And this word. Yet once more, flgnifieth the k removing of those things that * are [Or, may bi\ shaken, as of things that are made, that thole things •■• - ,. ■.- . . which
23. "Exod. 4.22. —Thus faith "-f- Gen. 4. 10. See onHeb. tit- ord, Israelis my Son, even 11. 4.
my fi-st-lorn. Jer. 2. 3. Israel was 25. f f Heb. 2. 2, 3. If the holiness unto the Lord, and the Word spoken by Angels was stedfirflfruits of his Increase— Jer. 5 fast, and every Transgression and D'.j31.9. —lam a Father to Israel, obedience received a just BLccompciu and Ephraim is my first born. Eph. of Reward; How shall we escape, 1. 12. 1 hat we should be to the if we neglect so great Salvation? Praise of his Glory, who sirff —+ Heb. 3. 17. With whom was trusted in Christ. Jam. 1. 18. OfJohe grieved forty Years? was it his own Will begat he us with the not with them that had finned, Word of Truth, that we should be Whose Carcasses fell in the Wit a kind of first-fruits of his Creatures. dernefs? t Heb. 10. 28,29. He Rev. 14.4. —These were redeem- that despised Moses Law, died withed from among Men, being the 15 out mercy, under two or three first fruits unto God, and to the Witnesses: Of how much /«' Lamb. Punishment suppose ye, shall he be
a t Phil. 4.3. See on Lukio. thought wort by, who harh trodden -o. under Foot the Son of God, and
b '.' Phil. 3. 12. See on Heb. 2o]1?.th counted theBlood of the Co. 12, 21. venant wherewith he was sanctified
24. c t Heb. 8. 6. |Heb. 9. an unholy thing, and harh done 15. See on 1 Tim. 2. 5. despite unto the Spirit of Grace!
A f Exod. 24. 8. Moses rook the s See on Heb. 1. 2. Blood and sprinkled it on thePeo-25 26. h + Exod. 19. 18. The pie, and said, Behold the Blood of Words under Ver. 18. the Covenant, which the Lord hath 't Hag. 2. 6. Thus faith the made with you concerning all these Lord of Hosts, Yet once, it is a Words. + 1 Per. 1. 2.— Through little while, and I will shake the Sanstlfication of the Spirit, and 30Heavens, and the Earth, and the sprinkling of the Blood of 'jefus Christ. Sea, and the dry Land. — •.•Heb. 10. 12. This "Man, as- 27. k t Pfal- »°2. 16. + Matter he offered' one Sacrifice for fins, 24. 3s. t > Pet- 3- ,0T K.ev. for ever fat down at the right i.- See on Luk. 16. 17. hand of Gud. 3 5
which cannot be shaken may remain. 28. Wherefore we receiving a 1 kingdom which cannot be moved, * let us have grace[Or, let us hold faftj, whereby we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear. 29. For m our God is a consuming sire. •
C.H A P. XIIT.
LE T brotherly * love continue. 2. b Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained c angels unawares; 3. d Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them ^ e and them which suffer adversity, as being your selves also in the body. 4. f Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but 8 whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. 5. Let your conversation be without covetousness \ and be h content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, 11 will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 6. So that we may boldly %, k The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man 1.' . 1 ' ' Z 3 stiall
! See onLuk. 1.33. rage> fear not, nor be afraid of
J9-m 7 Exod. 24. 17. fDeut-4- them: for the Lord thy God he.
**-tDeut.9.3. See on 2 Thes.i.8. it is that doth go with thee, he
CHAP. XIII. will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
• J- 1 + Rom. ia'. 10. f 1 Pet. 5*Jofli. 1. y.—As I was with Mo
1. S2. f 1 Pet. 2. 17. f Pet. 4. ses, so will I be with thee: / mil
8. See on Joh. 13. 34. not fail thee, nor forsake thee, t ii
*• b f I Pet. 4. 9. See on Rom. Chron 28. 20. David said to Solo
1:- '3- mon his Son, Be strong and of a
c tGen. 18. 3. •}• Gen. 19. 2.IO good Courage, and do it: fearnor,
See on Rom. 12.13. nor be dismayed, for the Lord
3> d Col. 4. 18. —Remember my God, even my God, will be with
&«!s.— Heb. 10. 34. Ye had thee, he will not fail thee, nor/or.
c«»/"#o» of me in my Bonds.— fake thee, until thou hast finished "' t Mat. .25. 36". f 1 Cor. 12.,» all the Work for the Service of the
iS- SeeonRom. 12. Ij. House oftheLord. Psal. 37. 2j.
4 1 Tim. 4.1, 3. —Giving Ihave been young,and nowam old t
need to seducing Spirits, —forbid- yet have I not seen the Righteous.
% to marry. forsaken, nor his Seed begging
* See on Mat. 5. 27, 28. and on SQ Bread. Prov. 10. 3. The Lord
1 Cor. 6.9,18. will not suffer the Soul of the
$• h | Mat. 6. 2 j, 34. f 1 Tim. Righteous to famish,.—
fi.M- See on Phil. 4.11. 6Vk t Psal. 56. 4. In God I will
1 Gen. 28. iy. Behold, I am with praise his Word, in God I have put
'»«, and will keep thee in all Pla- my trust, I will not fear what Flesh
«s whither thou goest, and will can do unto me. t Psal. 118. 6.
°"ng thee again into this Land, The Lord is on my side, I will not
'«J will n,t have thee.— f Deur. fear what Man cau do unto me. J 1.5. Be strong and of a good Cou-.
shall do unto me. 7. ' Remember them which * have the rule QOr, are the guides'] over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their converlation. 8. " Jesus Christ "the fame yesterday, and to day, and for ever. 9. ° Be not carried about wi"th divers and strange doctrines: for it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace, p not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein. 10. q We have an altar whereof they have no right to eat, which serve the tabernacle. 11. For the * bodies of thole beasts whole blood is
7. ' See on Phil. 2.29. dcm of God is not Meat and Drink,
8. m 1 Cor. 3. 11. Other Foun- but Righteousness, and Peace, and dation can no Man lay, than that Joy in the holy Ghost, f Col.:. is laid, which is Jesus ChriSl. z Cor. 16. Let no Man therefore judge j 1. 4. If he that cometh, preach- y you in Meat or Drink.— f 1 Tim. trh another Jesus, whom we have 4- 3-— Commanding to shstt'm rot pi cached,— or another Gospel, from Meats; which God hath com■which ye have not accepted.— Gal. manded to be received with thanks1.7 W hich is not another; but giving of them which believe and theie be some that trouble you, 10 know the Truth.
and would pervert the Gospel of 10.1v 1 Cor. ro. 18. —Arenot Christ. they which eat of the Sacrifices
n Mai. 3. 6. lam the Lord, I partakers ofthe Altar? change not.— V Joh. 8. 58. Jesus "• r t Exod. 20. 14. The Fhjb
fad unto them, Verily verily IJSofthe Bullock, and his Skin, and fay .into you, Before Abraham his Dung, (halt thou burn with Fin v as, 1 am. '.* Heb. 1.8,12. Unto without the Camp: it is a Sin-ofierthe Son he faith,—Thou art the ing. t Lev. 4. 11, 1*. And the fame, and thy Years shall not fail. Skin of the, Bullock, and all hisFltfi, Jam. 1.17. — With whom is »o2° with his Head, and with his Legs, variableness, n£vx\iZTfba&ovo of turn- 3nd his Inwards, and his Dung, eing t Rev- J-4>8- —Grace be ven the whole Bullock shall he cartinto you, and Peace from him ry forth without the Camp, untoi which is, and which was, and clean Place, where the Astes are which is to come.— lam Alpha - 5 poured out, and burn him on the and Omega, the Beginning and the Wood with Fire.— + Lev. 6 30. Ending, faith the Lord, which is, No Sin-offering whereof any of the and which was, and which is to Blood is brought into the Tabernaekof come, the Almighty. the Congregation to reconcile with
9 ° t Eph. 4 14. That we hence-30 al in the holy Place, shall be eatenforth be no mo. e Child en, tossed it shall be burnt in the Fire, t Levto and fiOj and carried about with 16. 27. And the Bullock for the every wind of Doclrine, by the Sin-offering, and the Goat for the fleight of Men, and cunning erasri- Sin-offering, whose Blood »js riess whereby they lie in wait to 3 5 brought in to make Atonement in the deceive, t Eph. 5. 6. fijoh. 4. holy Place, stall one carry forth 1. See on Mat. 24.4. without the Camp, and they shall
P t Rom. 14.17.For the King- . bun