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silence. And all that stood by him, a place, &c. Is there not here under
went out. And Ehud came unto him, thine hand spear or sword ? for I have
and he was sitting in a summer par- neither brought my sword nor my
lour, &c. and said unto him, I have a weapons with me, because the king's
message from God unto thee: and he business required haste, &c.—1 Sam.
arose out of his seat. And Ehud took xxi. 1-3. 8.15.
the dagger, and thrust it into his belly, When David and his men had in-
&c.—Judges iïi. 14–22.

vaded the country near him, and slain Samson said several times, That all, Achish said to him, Whither have if they did bind him, &c. he should be ye made a road to-day? and David weak, and be as another man: but it said, Against the south of Judah, &c. was not so.—Judges xvi. 6, &c. And Achish believed David; saying,

When God said to Samuel, that he He hath made his people Israel utwould send him to anoint David, terly to abhor him, &c.-1 Sam. Samuel said, How can I go? if Saul xxvii

. 8–13. hear it, he will kill me. And the When Absalom designed to rebel, Lord said, Take a heiser with thee, he said unto the king, I pray thee, and say, I am come to sacrifice to the let me go and pay my vow, which I Lord: and call Jesse to the sacrifice, have vowed unto the Lord in He&c. Which Samuel did; and said, [ bron: for thy servant vowed a vow am come to sacrifice unto the Lord. while I abode at Geshur in Syria; -1 Sam. xvi. 1-7.

saying, If the Lord shall bring me When Saul had sent for David, again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will Michal his wife laid an image in the serve the Lord.—2 Sam. xv. 6, &c. bed, &c. covered it with a cloth after Jehu gathered all the people toshe had sent him away: and she said, gether, and said unto them, Ahab H sick, &c. When Saul had said served Baal a little; but Jehu shall unto her, Why hast thou deceived me serve him much; now therefore call so ? &c. she said, He said unto me, unto me all the prophets of Baal, all Let me go: why shoulu I kill thee?- his servants, and all his priests : let 1 Sam. xix. 11-19.

none be wanting : for I have a great
When Saul had a design to have sacrifice to do to Baal, &c. But Jehu
killed David, and had inquired for did it in subtilty, to the intent that
him, Jonathan answered (as David he might destroy the worshippers of
had directed him to do), and said, Da- Baal, &c. which afterward he did.
vid earnestly asked leave of me to go 2 Kings x. 18—26.
to Bethlehem; and he said, Let me When Zedekiah had ordered Jere-
go, I pray thee: for our family hath miah to conceal the discourse that had
a sacrifice in the city; and my brother passed between the king and him,
hath commanded me to be there: and from the princes, when they should
now, if I have found favour in thine come and ask him concerning it: he
eyes, let me get away, I pray thee, also told him what answer to make,
and see my brethren : therefore he in the very words the king gave him,
cometh not unto the king's table.- by which he concluded the true mat-
1 Sam. xx. 6. 27-29.

ter.- Jer. xxxviii. 24–27.
David, when he fled from Saul, and
came to Ahimelech the priest, he asked

him, Why art thou alone? David

OF WORDS OR SAYINGS EXPRESSING said unto Abimelech, The king com

CHOICE, BUT NOT BINDING US TO manded me a business, and hath said

THEIR OBSERVANCE. unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business, &c. And I have ap- Lot said to the angels, Behold now, pointed my servants to such and such my lords, turn in, I pray you, into

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your servant's house, and tarry all am not come to call the righteous, night, and wash your feet; and ye but sinners to repentance.—Matt. ix. shall rise up early, and go on your 12, 13. ways.—And they said, Nay, but we Come unto me, all ye that labour, will abide in the street all night. And and are heavy laden; and I will give he pressed them greatly; and they you rest. Take my yoke upon you, turned in unto him, and entered into &c. and ye shall find rest unto your his house; and he made them a feast, souls.—Matt. xi. 28, 29. Ps. xxxiv. &c.-Gen. xix. 23.

9, 10. When the sons of the prophets, He hath filled the hungry with had said to Elisha, &c. There be good things: and the rich he hath with thy servants fifty strong men : sent empty away.—Luke i. 53. let them go, we pray thee, and seek The Son of man is come to seek, thy master, &c. And he said, Ye and to save that which was lost.shall not send. And when they had Luke xix. 10. urged him till he was ashamed, he He that cometh to me, shall never said, Send. And they sent, &c.— hunger: and he that believeth on me, 2 Kings ii. 14–17.

shall never thirst.-John vi. 35. When Jesus was about to wash When they heard this, they were Peter's feet, Peter saith unto him, pricked in their heart, and said, &c. Thou shalt never wash my feet. Je- Men and brethren, what shall we do? sus answered him, If I wash thee not, Then Peter said unto them, Repent, thou hast no part with me. Then and be baptized every one of you, in Peter saith, Lord, not my feet only, the name of Jesus Christ, for the rebut also my hands and my head. - mission of sins ; and ye shall receive John xii. 8, 9.

the gift of the Holy Ghost.-Acts is 37, 38.

The gaoler came trembling, &c. CHAP. LXXVII.

and said, Sirs, What must I do to be

saved? And they said, Believe on AWAKENED SINNERS; HUNGRY, the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be LONGING SOULS;

saved, and thy house.-Acts xvi. 29-31. CHRIST CAME TO SEEK AND HEAL.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him He satisfieth the longing soul: and ask of God; who giveth to all men filleth the hungry soul with goodness. liberally, and upbraideth not; and it -Ps. cyii. 9.

shall be given him.-James. i. 5. The full soul lotheth an honey- I will give unto him that is athirst, comb: but to the hungry soul every of the fountain of the water of life bitter thing is sweet. Prov. xxvii. 7. freely.—Rev. xxi. 6.

When the poor and needy seek And let him that is athirst come: water, and there is none, and their and whosoever will, let him take of tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord the water of life freely.-Rev. xxii, 17. will hear them, &c. I will open rivers in high places, &c.—Isa. xli. 17, 18. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come

CHAP. LXXVIII. ye to the waters, &c. hearken


OF MAN'S IGNORANCE OF THE MEN gently unto me, and eat ye that which

THIS WORLD, is good.- Isa. lv. 1, 2.

AFTER HIS DEPARTURE HÉNCE. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for Thou destroyest the hope of man: they shall be filled.—Matt. v. 6. thou prevailest for ever agaiost him,

They that be whole, need not a and he passeth: thou changest his physician: but they that are sick. I countenance, and sendest him away:





his sons come to honour, and he out, desiring to speak with thee. knoweth it not: and they are brought Matt. xii. 46, 47. Mark iii. 31–35. low, but he perceiveth it not of them. Is not this the carpenter's son? Is -Job xiv. 19-21.

not his mother called Mary? and his My goodness extendeth not to brethren, James, and Joses, and Sithee; but to the saints that are in the mon, and Judas ? and his sisters, are earth.-Ps. xvi. 2, 3.

not they with us? Whence then hath But the dead know not any thing, this man these things?—Matt. xiii. neither have they any more a reward, 55, 56. for the memory of them is forgotten: She brought forth her first-born also their love and their hatred, and son, &c. When Jesus was twelve their envy is now perished; neither years old, Joseph and his mother went have they any more a portion for up to Jerusalem; and returning back, ever in any thing that is done under missed him, &c. They sought him the sun._Eccles. ix. 5, 6.

amongst their kinsfolk and acquaintDoubtless, thou art our father; ance, &c.—Luke üi. 7.42–44. Matt. though Abraham be ignorant of us; i. 25. and Israel acknowledge us not.—Isa. After this he went down to CaperIxiii. 16.

naum; he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his disciples; and they

continued there not many days.CHAP. LXXIX.


His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Ju

dea, &c. For neither did his brethren I am become a stranger unto my bre- believe in him, &c. But when his thren, and an alien unto my mother's brethren were gone up, then went he children, &c.—Ps. Ixix. 8.

also up unto the feast, &c.- John Then Joseph, &c. took unto him vii. 3—5. 8-10. his wife, and knew her not till she These all continued with one achad brought forth her first-born son. cord, &c. with the women, and Mary -Matt. i. 24, 25.

the mother of Jesus, and with his While he yet talked to the people, brethren.--Acts i. 14. his mother and his brethren stood I went up to Jerusalem to see Pewithout, desiring to speak with him. ter, &c. But other apostles saw I Then one said unto him, Behold, thy none, save James, the Lord's brother. mother and thy brethren stand with- - Gal. i. 18, 19.



The Figures denote the Number of the Chapter. For the Page of each

Chapter, see Table of Contents.

Abase. See Humility.

Antichrist, 73.
Abide in faith and well doing, 14.

Appearance of evil, to be avoided, 14.
Ability to know and please God, not of man, Apostacy. See Perseverance.
but the gift of God, 18.

Apostacy, to be watched against, 14.
Accept rebukes and admonitions, 15. A postacy, to call our security against it, 18.
Accord amongst brethren, ib.

Apostles' call and commission equal, 54.
Acknowledge God in his Providence. See Arguing of God with sinners, 14.

Ascension of Christ, 6.
Acknowledge him in our troubles, 20. Assembly of saints for worship, 25.
Acknowledge sin in general, 14.

Associate not with the wicked, 17.
In affliction, 20.

Assurance. See Faith.
Acknowledge it to one another, 15.

Attributes of God, 2.
Acts of churches as such, 25.

Avenging the saints is God's prerogative,
Add not to the afflictions of others, 20.

Adhere to God steadfastly, 14.

Avenge not on enemies, ib.
Admire God and Christ, ib.

Avoid sin, and the occasions thereof, 14.
Admonish one another, 15.

Avoid trouble by lawful ways, 20.
Advantage of afflictions, 20.

Authority of Christ, 5.
Advantage of true wisdom. See Wise Men. Authority of the scriptures, 1.
Advocate Jesus, 6.

Authority of Magistrates. See Magistrates.
Adultery, 60.
Affections of believers each to other, 15. BABBLING. See Peace amongst Christians.
Affiance. See Trust in God.

Backbiting. See the same.
Afdictions in general, 20.

Baptism, 25.
Afictions the birthright of all, ib.

Bear afllictions patiently, 20.
Have been the portion of believers, ib. Bear each others' burdens, 15.
Sent from God immediately, ib. Believers' fruits. See Character of saints,
From wicked men, ib.

anger, affections, glory.
From formal professors, ib.

Belief. See Faith, and Trust.
Why sent, ib.

Belief, what. See Nature of faith,
Comforts arising from them, ib.

Believers' character, 10.
Believers' privilege and advantage, ib. Their failings, 11.
Render man happy and blessed, ib.

Their privileges in general, 12.
The notice God takes of them; said to Benefit of faith, 9.
be afflicted with them, ib.

Beware of sin and apostacy, 14.
When greatest, then generally is deli. Bishops. See Officers of churches.

verance nearest, and most wonderful, Bitterness, 58.

Intended for good in the end, ib. Bless God. See Praises.
Shall have an end, God will deliver, ib. Blessedness of afflicted ones, 20.
Have been the lot of Christ and his Blindness. See Ignorance of natural men.
saints, ib.

See Knowledge.
Almighliness of God, 2.

Blind zeal persecutes, 20.
All-sufficiency of God, it.

Blood of Christ takes away sin, 8.
Altars before the law, 43.

Blood of beasts could not do it, 4.
Ambition. See Humility, and World. Boasting, no cause for it in us, 74.
Amity. See Love to saints, and all men. Boasting in man to be avoided, 14.
Angels, 39.

Boast and glory in God alone, ib.
Anger in general, 14.

Born again. See Character of saints.
Anger amongst brethren, 15.

Bounty of God, 2.
Its bounds and cure, ib.

Breaking of bread, the Lord's supper, 25.
Probibited, 17.

Brethren, Christian, their extraordinary gifts,
Even toward enemies, 20.


Buckler, how applied to God. See Trusting Compassion of Christ, 5.
in God.

Company of the wicked avoid, 17.
Burial. See Death.

Complaints against church officers, 25.

Complaints against sin, 14.
CALAMITIES, public or common, 21. Complete in Christ, 6.
They are from God, ib.

Communicate to the poor. See Distribute.
Saints' privilege therein, ib.

Confess sin to God in general, 14.
Their duty in such a time, ib.

affliction, 20.
Calling of the apostles, 54.

Confess sin one to another, 15.
Calling. See Election.

Confess Christ before men in general, 14.
Captain of our salvation, 6.

Under persecution, 20.
Care to be cast on God in general, 14. Confidence. See Trust in God.
In times of affliction, 20.

Conjuration. See Witchcraft.
Carnal-minded, 30.

Conscience in general, 27.
Cause of punishment, is sin, 14.

Conscience good to be preserved in suffer-
Cause of suffering, sce it be good, 20.

ings, 20.
Celebrate the praises of God, 14.

Consideration in general, 29.
Character of saints indeed, 10.

Considerations supporting in afflictions, 20.
Characters of true wisdom. See Wisdom. Contempt of God. See Man's desperate state
Character of Antichrist. See Antichrist. by nature in wickedness.
Charity. See Love, and Distribution to Contention avoid, 15.

Content with lawful governors, 22.
Charity in walking toward saints, 15. Contentment in all conditions, 71.
Chastisements from God, 20.

Content with what we have See World.
Cheerfulness under afflictions, ib.

Continue and persevere in well doing, 14.
Charms. See Witchcraft.

Contrition. See Mourning for sin.
Children's duties to parents, 16.

Controversies among Christians, how ended,
Censoriousness. See Judging of others.

Christ the Saviour, 5.

Conversation of believers in general, 14.
His excellency and dignity, ib.

Correction of God's children, 11.
In his person and authority, ib. Corruption of man's nature, 4.
In his nature, ib.

Cover faults in love, 15.
What he became, did, and suffered, to Covetousness, 63.
redeem mankind, 6.

Courteous to all, 17.
He took Alesd upon him, ib.

Creator of all things, 2.
Was our High Priest, ib.

Curse of the law, 4.
He was crucified, died, ib.

Curse borne by Christ, 6.
He rose from the dead, ib.

Curiosity above what is written, vain, 69.
He ascended into heaven, ib.
Christ's intercession, ib.

Day of the Lord: or, judgment day, 31.
Christ's coming to judge the world, 34. Deacons. See Officers of churches.
Christ the head of the church, 6.

Dead men ignorant of the things of this
His kingship, ib.

world, 78.
Our great Prophet, ib.

Death of Christ, 6.
Our all in all, ib.

Death or mortality of mankind, 32.
Cbrist second coming to be waited for, 14. Deceivers, 28.
Christianity, its importance, &c. 44. Deeds of the law justify not, 4.
Church, what, 25.

Delays of amendment. See Time.
Church assemblies, ib.

Delight in God and Christ, 14.
Church dignities and blessings, ib.

Deliverance from sufferings by lawful, honest
Church acts, as such, ib.

means, may be endeavoured, 20.
Churches' duties to their ministers, ib. Deliverance from trouble then nearest to us in
Chorch officers, ib.

our extremity, ib.
Church censures, ib.

Depart not from God and truth in the gene-
Cleave to God in general, 14.

ral, 14.
In affliction and persecution, 20.

Nor in time of afflictions, 20.
Comforts in afflictions, ib.

Depart from sin, 14.
Comfort others in trouble, ib.

Desire not the hurt of an enemy, 20.
Comfort one another mutually, 15. Desire God's presence. See Delight in God.
Coming of Christ to judgment, 34.

Designs of God in the saints' afflictions, 20.
Coming of Christ to be waited for by be. Determinations of controversies amongst be-
lievers, 14.

lievers, how, 25.
Commendatory letters, 25.

Devices of Satan. See Satan the Devil.
Commission of the apostles equal, 54. Devil in general, 28.
Commit all to God in trouble, 20.

He cannot hurt without leave, 20.
Compassion of God, 2.

Devils ruling in wicked men, 4.

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