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and his tender mercies are over all be gracious unto you, &c. for the his works. The Lord upholdeth all Lord is a God of judgment; blessed that fall, &c. the eyes of all wait are all they that wait for him. upon (or look unto) thee, and thou Isa. xxx. 1. 7. 15. 18. givest them their meat in due season. Woe to them that go down to Egypt Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest for help, &c. but they look not unto the desire of every living thing.– the Holy One of Israel, neither seek Ps. cxlv. 8, 9. 14–16.

the Lord.—Isa. xxxi. 1. Happy is he, &c. whose hope is in O Lord, be gracious unto us, we the Lord bis God.-- Ps. cxlvi. 5. have waited for thee.-Isa. xxxiii. 2.

The Lord taketh pleasure in them, Hast thou not known, &c. that the &c. in those that hope in his mercy.- everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator Ps. cxlvij. 11.

of the ends of the earth fainteth not, Hope deferred maketh the heart neither is weary? There is no searchsick: but when the desire cometh, it ing of his understanding; he giveth is, &c.-Prov. xiii. 12.

power, &c. But they that wait upon Say not thou, I will recompense the Lord shall renew strength: they evil: wait on the Lord, and he shall shall mount up with wings as eagles: save thee.-Prov. xx. 22.

they shall run and not be weary; they If thou faint in the day of adversity, shall walk, and not faint.--Isa. xi. thy strength is small.-Prov.xxiv. 10. 28–31.

I will wait upon the Lord, that Look unto me, and be ye saved, all bideth his face from the house of the ends of the earth; for I am God, Jacob, and I will look for him, &c. and there is none else. Isa. xlv. 22. Should not a people seek unto their Thou shalt know that I am the God?-Isa. viii. 17. 19.

Lord; for they shall not be ashamed At that day shall a man look to his that wait for me.- Isa. xlix. 23. Maker, and his eyes shall have re- Who is ainong you that feareth spect to the Holy One of Israel, and the Lord, &c. and walketh in darkhe shall not look to the altars.- ness, and hath no light? let him trust Isa. xvii. 7, 8.

in the name of the Lord, and stay And it shall be said in that day, upon his God.—Isa. 1. 10. Lo, this is our God; we have waited For since the beginning of the for him, and he will save us. - world men have not heard, nor perIsa. xxv. 9.

ceived by the ear, neither bath the In the way of thy judgments, O eye seen, O God, besides thee, what Lord, have we waited for thee: the he hath prepared for him that waiteth desire of our soul is to the remem- for him.- Isa. Ixiv. 4. brance of thy name. With my soul I am the Lord, which exercise have 1 desired thee in the night, &c. loving-kindness, judgment, and righ-Isa. xxvi. 8, 9.

teousness in the earth; for in these He that believeth shall not make things I delight, saith the Lord. haste,-- Isa. xxviii. 16.

Jer. ix. 24. Woe to the rebellious children that the hope of Israel, the Saviour take counsel, but not of me; and that thereof, in time of trouble, &c. Are cover with a covering, but not of my there any among the vanities of the spirit, &c. Their strength is to sit Gentiles that can cause rain? Art still, &c. For thus saith the Lord, not thou he, O Lord our God; therethe Holy One of Israel, In returning fore we will wait upon thee, for thou and rest shall ye be saved: in quiet- hast made all these things.-Jer. xiv. ness and confidence shall be your 8. 22. xvii. 13. strength, and ye would not, &c. there. Blessed is the man, &c. whose hope fore will the Lord wait that he may the Lord is.-Jer. xvii. 7.

The Lord is good unto them that Take no thought, &c. Which of you wait for him, to the soul that seeketh by taking thought can add one cubit him. It is good that a man should to his stature?—Matt. vi. 25, &c. both hope and quietly wait for the x. 19. salvation of the Lord, &c. for the Though Christ put off the woman Lord will nor cast off for ever: for of Canaan by sharp words; yet she though he cause grief, yet will he still waited on him, in expectation of have compassion, according to the good, till she had obtained it. --Matt. multitude of his mercies.- Lam. iii. xv. 22-28. 25, 26. 31, 32. Hosea xi. 8, 9. So the two blind men would not be

Wait on thy God continually.- put off, but called and waited till Hosea xii. 6.

Christ heard and answered them. There is no Saviour beside me, &c. Matt. xx. 30—34. - Hosea xiii. 4.

The impotent man waited at the The Lord your God, he is gracious pool long to be cured.—John ve and merciful, slow to anger, and of 2–7. great kindness, and repenteth him of There stood by me this night the the evil. Who knoweth if he will angel of God, &c. saying, Fear not, return and repent, and leave a bless- Paul, &c. and lo, God hath given thee ing behind him ?-_Joel ü. 13, 14. all them that sail with thee, &c. I Jonah iv. 2. iii. 9.

believe God, that it shall be even as The Lord is the hope of his people, it was told me. -Acts xxvii. 23the strength of the children of Israel. 25. 44. -Joel ji. 16. Jer. iii. 23.

Tribulation worketh patience, and Seek ye me, and ye shall live; but patience experience, and experience seek not Bethel, &c. seek the Lord, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed, and ye shall live.-Amos v. 4–6. because the love of God, &c.—Rom.

Then I said, I am cast out of thy v. 3-5. sight; yet I will look again toward For we are saved by hope: but thy holy temple, &c. When my soul hope that is seen is not hope: for fainted within me, I remembered the what a man seeth, why doth be yet Lord, and my prayer came in unto hope for? but if we hope for what we him.-Jonah ii. 4. 7. ïïi. 8, 9. see not, then do we with patience

Thou hast had pity on (or spared) wait for it.-Rom. viii. 24, 25. the gourd, &c. And should not Í Whatsoever things were written spare Nineveh, that great city, where aforetime, were written for our learnare more than sixscore thousand per- ing, that we through patience and sons that cannot discern between their comfort of the scriptures might have right hand and their left?--Jonah iv. hope, &c. Now the God of hope fill 10, 11.

you, &c. that ye may abound in hope A man's enemies are the men of through the power of the Holy Ghost, his own house: therefore I will look --Rom. xv. 4. 13. unto the Lord; I will wait for the God is faithful. -1 Cor. i. 9. God of my salvation, &c.—Micah 2 Thess. iii. 3. vii. 6, 7.

God is faithful, who will not suffer For the vision is yet for an ap- you to be tempted above that ye are pointed time; but at the end it shall able; but will with the temptation speak and shall not lie; though it also make a way to escape. 1 Cor. tarry, wait for it, because it will surely x. 13. 1 Thess. v. 24. come, it will not tarry. Behold, his Who delivered us, &c. and doth soul which is lifted up is not upright deliver us: in whom we trust that he in him: but the just shall live by his will yet deliver us.--2 Cor. i. 10. faith.-Hab. ii. 3, 4.

1 Sam. xvii. 34-36.

God that comforteth those that are cording to the will of God, commit cast down, &c.--2 Cor. vii. 6. the keeping of their souls to him in · God, who is rich in mercy.-Eph. well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. ü. 4.

-1 Pet. iv. 19. Be not moved away from the hope Casting all your care upon him, for of the gospel.-Col. i. 23.

he oareth for you.—1 Pet. v. 7. Remembering, &c. your patience Perfect love casteth out fear, &c. of hope.—1 Thess. i. 3.

he that feareth is not made perfect in We both labour and suffer reproach, love.-1 John iv. 18. because we trust in the living God, Keep yourselves in the love of God who is the Saviour, &c.—1 Tim. looking for the mercy of our Lord iv. 10.

Jesus.-Jude 21. He abideth faithful, he cannot deny Sect. xi. To walk humbly before himself.—2 Tim. ii. 13. Heb. x. 23. Be followers of them who through

God, abasing ourselves ; opposing all faith and patience inherit the pro

high thoughts within us, and avoiding mises, &c. Abraham, &c. after he

boasting; the Reasons. had patiently endured, he obtained The inhabitants of the world, after the promise, &c. God willing to shew, the flood, said they would build a &c. the immutability of his counsel, tower up to heaven, and make to themconfirmed it by an oath : that by two selves a name, &c. but God scattered immutable things, in which it was them.--Gen. xi, 1, &c. impossible for God to lie, &c.—Heb. Abraham said, Behold now, I have vi. 12. 15. 17, 18.

taken upon me to speak unto the Ye have need of patience, that after Lord, which am but dust and ashes. ye have done the will of God, ye might -Gen. xviii. 27. Exod. iï. 11. receive the promise : for yet a little Jacob said, &c. I am not worthy of while, and he that shall come will the least of all (or I am less than all) come, and will not tarry. Now the the mercies, and of all the truth which just shall live by faith, &c.—Heb. x. thou hast shewed unto thy servant: 36–38.

for with my staff I passed over, &c.Let us run with patience the race Gen. xxxii. 9, 10. that is set before us; looking unto Pharaoh said unto Joseph, &c. I Jesus, &c.-Heb. xii. 1, 2.

have heard say of thee, that thou canst The trying of your faith worketh understand a dream, to interpret it. patience; and let patience have her And Joseph answered Pharaoh, sayperfect work, that ye may be perfect ing, It is not in me; God shall give and entire, &c.-James i. 3, 4. Pharaoh an answer of peace.-Gen.

Be patient therefore, brethren, unto xli. 15, 16. Exod. ii. 11. the coming of the Lord. Behold the Moses said, &c. Thus saith the husbandman waiteth, &c. Be ye also Lord, &c. How long wilt thou refuse patient; establish your hearts, &c. to humble thyself before me?—Exod. Behold, we count them happy which x. 3. endure. Ye have heard of the pa- I know that the Lord is greater tience of Job, and have seen the end than all gods : for in the thing wherein of the Lord : that the Lord is very pi- they dealt proudly, he was above tiful, and of tender mercy. James them.—Exod. xviii. 11. v. 7, 8. 11.

Hath the Lord spoken only by Wherefore gird up the loins of Moses ; hath he not spoken also by your mind, be sober, and hope to the us? And the Lord heard, &c. and end, for the grace that is to be brought the anger of the Lord was kindled unto you, &c.—1 Pet. i. 13. against them.-Numb. xii. 2. 9.

Wherefore let them that suffer ac- , Korah, Dathan and Abiram, and

others, gathered themselves together and thou hast humbled thyself before against Moses and Aaron: and said the Lord, &c. behold therefore, &c. to them, Ye take too much upon you thou shalt be gathered into thy grave (or it is too much for you,) seeing all in peace, and thine eyes shall not see the congregation are holy, every one all the evil which I will bring, &c.of them, and the Lord is among them; 2 Kings xxii. 19, 20. wherefore then lift you up yourselves Who am I? and what is my people, above the congregation of the Lord ? that we should be able to offer? &c. &c. Moses sent to call Dathan and of thine own have we given thee.Abiram, &c. which said, We will not 1 Chron. xxix. 14. come up, &c. God was angry, and the When Uzziah was strong, his heart earth opened and swallowed them up. was lifted up to his destruction.-Numb. xvi. 1-3. 12. 21. 31, 32. 2 Chron. xxvi. 16.

Israel warned, that when they But Hezekiah rendered not again should be full, they should not be according to the benefit done unto lifted up in heart.-Deut. viii. 10-14. him ; for his heart was lifted up,

Speak not thou in thine heart, after therefore there was wrath upon him, that the Lord thy God hath cast them &c. Notwithstanding Hezekiah humout from before thee, saying. For bled himself for the pride of his heart my righteousness the Lord hath (or lifting up of his heart), so that the brought me in to possess this land, wrath of the Lord came not upon &c. Understand therefore, that the them in the days of Hezekiah. God Lord thy God giveth thee not this left him, &c. that he might know all good land to possess it, for thy righte- that was in his heart.—2 Chroo. ousness : for thou art a stiff-necked xxxii. 25, 26. 31. Isa. xxxix. people, &c.—Deut. ix. 4–6.

Haman; his pride put him upon reSaul hath slain his thousands, and venge and blood, and that proved his David his ten thousands; and Saul ruin.- Esth. iii. 5, 6. v. 5. 9, &c. vii. was very wroth, and the saying dis- What is man that thou shouldest pleased him; and he said, They have magnify him ? and that thou shouldest ascribed unto David ten thousands, set thine heart upon him ?-Job vii. and to me they have ascribed but 17. Ps. cxliv. 3. &c. 5, 6. thousands ; and what can he have For vain (or empty) man would be more but the kingdom ?-1 Sam. wise ; though man be born like a xviii, 7, 8.

wild ass's colt.-Job xi. 12. I will yet be more vile than thus, Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and will be base in mine own sight. and fro? and wilt thou pursue the --2 Sam. vi. 21-23.

dry stubble ? for thou writest bitter But thine eyes are upon the haugh- things against me.--Job xiii. 25, 26. ty, that thou mayest bring them down. Man that is born of a woman is of -2 Sam. xxii. 28. Obad. 3, 4. few days and full of trouble ; he

Seest thou how Ahab humbleth cometh forth like a flower, and is cut bimself, &c. because he humbleth down: he fleeth also as a shadow, himself before me, I will not bring and continueth not; and dost thou the evil in his days.- 1 Kings xxi. 29. open thine eyes upon such a one?

Naaman was wroth, and went away, Job xiv. 1-4. Ps. cxliv. 3. and said, Behold, I thought he will When men are cast down, then thou surely come out unto me, &c. Are shalt say, There is lifting up: and he not, &c. rivers of Damascus, better shall save the humble person.Job than all the waters of Israel? &c. xxii. 29. So he turned, and went away in a The stars are not pure in his sight? rage, &c.-2 Kings v. 11-14. how much less man that is a worm?

Because their heart was tender, -Job xxv. 5, 6. xxxv. 5-8.

Elihu being young, would not speak he giveth grace unto the lowly.before the old men had spoken.- Prov. iii. 7. 34. Job xxxi. 4-6.

These things doth the Lord hate, Job said, Behold I am vile; what a proud look (or haughty eyes). -shall I answer thee? I will lay my Prov. vi. 16, 17. hand upon my mouth : once have Í When pride cometh, then cometh spoken, &c. but I will proceed no shame; but with the lowly is wisdom. farther.--Job xl. 3--5. Ezra ix. 10.13. – Prov. xi. 2.

Now mine eye seeth thee; where- The way of the fool is right in his fore I abhor myself, and repent in own eyes.—Prov. xii. 15. dust and ashes.-Job xlii. 5, 6. Ouly by pride cometh contention.

When I consider thy heavens, &c. —Prov. xiii. 10. what is man that thou art mindful of Before honour is humility.- Prov. him? and the son of man, that thou xv. 33. xviii. 12. visitest him ?—Ps. viii. 3, 4. Heb. All the ways of a man are clean in fi. 6. Ps. cxliv. 3, 4.

his own eyes, &c. every one that is He forgetteth not the cry of the proud in heart, is an abomination to humble.-Ps. ix. 12. x. 17.

the Lord, &c. Pride goeth before But I am a worm, and no man.- destruction, and an haughty spirit Ps. xxii. 6.

before a fall; better it is to be of an The Lord is nigh unto them that humble spirit with the lowly, than to are of a broken heart, and saveth divide the spoil with the proud such as be of a contrite spirit.—Ps. Prov. xvi. 2. 5. 18, 19. xviii. 12. xxxiv. 18.

Whoso mocketh the poor, reproachEvery man at his best state is alto- eth his Maker.—Prov. xvii. 5. gether vanity.-Ps. xxxix. 5. 11. Most men will proclaim every one

The sacrifices of God are a broken his own goodness (or bounty.—Prov. spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, xx. 6. O God, thou wilt not despise.-Ps. Every way of a man is right in his li. 17.

own eyes, but the Lord pondereth Surely men of low degree are va- the heart.-Prov. xxi. 2. nity, and men of high degree a lie; Put not forth thyself in the preto be laid in the balance they are sence of the king, and stand not in altogether lighter than vanity.-Ps, the place of great men. For better lxii. 9. cxlvi. 3, 4.

it is that it be said unto thee, Come So foolish was I, and ignorant; I up hither; than that thou shouldest was as a beast before thee.-Ps. be put lower in the presence of the lxxiii. 22.

prince.—Prov. xxv. 6, 7. If thou, Lord, shouldest mark ini. Seest thou a man wise in his own quities, O Lord, who shall stand ?- conceit? there is more hope of a fool Ps. cxxx. 3.

than of him.-Prov. xxvi. 12. Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor Let another man praise thee, and mine eyes lofty, &c.—Ps. cxxxi. 1,2. not thine own mouth; a stranger,

Though the Lord be high, yet hath and not thine own lips. The full soul he respect unto the lowly ; but the loatheth the honey-comb; but to the proud he knoweth afar off.-Ps. hungry soul every bitter thing is cxxxviii. 6.

sweet.-Prov. xxvii. 2. 7. Lord, what is man, that thou takest He that is of a proud heart, stirknowledge of him ? &c. that thou reth up strife.---Prov. xxviii. 25. makest account of him? Man is like A man's pride shall bring him low: to vanity.-Ps. cxliv. 3, 4.

but honour shall uphold the humble Be not wise in thine own eyes, &c. in spirit.-Prov. xxix. 23. Surely he scorneth the scorners, but Surely I am more brutish than any

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