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and for thy Righteousness (b) 1 John 111.8. For this purfake bring my Soul out of pofe the Son of God was MANITrouble; and (b) deftroy alle Works of the Devil. ESTED, that he might DESTROY them that afflict my Soul, for I am thy Servant.

(i) Job V11. 17, 18. What is Man, that thou shouldft MAGNIFY him; and that thou fhouldest fet

Lord, (i) what is d Man, that thou takeft Knowledge of him? or the Son of Man, that thou makest account of him? Man is like to (k) VANITY; his Days are as a SHADOW that paffeth away.

thy HEART upon him; and that thou shouldeft vifit him every Morning, and try him every Moment? Heb. 11. 6. What is Man, that thou

art MINDFUL of him? or the Son

of Man, that thou VISITEST him? 2 Chron. VI. 18. But will God in Behold, Heaven, and the Heaven of very deed dwell with Men on Earth? Heavens cannot contain thee.

Bow () thine Heavens, O Lord, and come down; fend thine Hand from above, and deliver me from the Hands of the Wicked, whofe Mouth fpeaketh VANITY, and their right Hand is full

(k) James Iv. 14. For what is your LIFE? it is even a VAPOUR, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanifheth away. I Chron. xxix. 15. For we are Strangers before thee, and Sojourners, as were all our Fathers. Our Days on the

Earth are as a Shadow, and there is none abiding.

of FALSHOOD.

(1) 2 Cor. VI. 16. I will dwell in

them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they thail be my People.

O Lord, by thy Bleffing let our Sons be as Plants grown up in their Youth; and our Daughters be as Corner-Stones. That our Granaries may be full, (m) affording all neceffary Stores: That our Sheep may be fruitful, and our Öxen ftrong to labour: That there be no breaking in, nor going out, nor no complaining in our Streets. Happy is the People that is in fuch a Cafe; yea, happy is the People whofe God is the Lord. Therefore will I fing a new Song unto thee, O God, who art my SAL- 7. Cafting all your Care upon him, VATION, my GOODNESS, and for he careth for you. my DELIVERER, my

(m) Luke x11. 24. Confider the Ravens, for they neither fow nor reap; which neither have Storehouse nor Barn; and God feedeth them: How much more are ye better than the Fowls? Matt. VI. 31, 32, 33. Therefore take no thought, faying, What fhall we cat? or what fhail we drink? or wherewithal fhall we be cloathed? For your heavenly FATHER knoweth you have need of all thefe things: But feek ye first the Kingdom of God, and his RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all thefe things fhall be added unto you. Heb. xIII. 5. Let your Converfation be without CoVETOUSNESS, and be content with fuch things as ye have; for he hath faid, I will never leave 1 Pet. v.

thee, nor fo:f ke thee.

a Pfalm CXLIV. 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, to 15.

1

SHIELD,

SHIELD, in whom I will truft for evermore.

And I will (2) LIFT up my Eyes unto thee, O Lord, from whom alone cometh my Salvation; for my Help is in thee, O Lord, who haft made Heaven and Earth; he will not fuffer my Foot to be moved; (0) he that keepeth me will not flumber. Thou, O Lord, art my Keeper, my (p) SHADE on my right Hand; thou wilt preferve me from all Evil; thou wilt preferve my Soul, and wilt (9) preferve my going out and my coming in, from this time forth, and for ever

more.

(n) Ifai. xL. 26, 29, 30, 31. Lift up your Eyes on high, and behold who hath created thefe things, that bringeth out their Holt by Number; he calleth them all by Names, by the greatnefs of his MIGHT, for that he is strong in POWER, not one faileth. He giveth POWER to the Faint, and to them that have no Even the Youths fhall faint and be Might he increaseth STRENGTH. weary, and the young Men shall utterly fall; but they that WAIT upon the Lord, fhall renew their Strength, they fhall mount up with Wings as Eagles, they fhall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.

the CONFIDENCE that we have in (0) I John v. 14, 15. And this is him, that if we ASK any thing according to his Will, he HEARETH us; and if we know that he hear

us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the Petitions that we

defired of him.

(p) Ifai. xxx11. 2. He fhall be as an HIDING PLACE from the Wind, and a COVERT from the Tempeft; as Rivers of Water in a dry Place, as the Shadow of a great Rock in a weary Land. (9) A&ts xvII. 28. him we LIVE, and MOVE, and

-For in have our BEING. Matt. x. 30. But the very Hairs of your Head are all numbred.

(7) 1 Tim. 1. 17. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invifible, the only wife God, be HONOUR and GLORY for ever and ever. Amen. Rev. IV. II Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive GLORY, and HoNOUR, and POWER; for thou haft created all things, and for thy Pleafure they are and were created. Chap. v. 12. Worthy is the Lamb that was flain, to receive PowER, and RICHES, and WISDOM, and STRENGTH, and HONOUR, and GLORY, and BLESSING. Chap. XXII. 20. He which teftifieth these things, faith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even fo, Come, Lord Jefus.

e Pfalm CXXI. I,to 5, 7, 8.

Therefore will I (r) praise thee, O Lord, with my whole HEART, I will fhew forth . all thy wondrous WORKS: I will fing Praifes unto thee, O my God, while I have my Being.

I do not prefent thefe Supplications for my Righteouf nefs, but for his great Mercy's fake, who has exalted his only Son Chrift Jefus, to be a Prince and Saviour, to give Repentance and Remiffion of Sins. Amen.

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Rom. xv. 4. For whatsoever things were written afore time, were written for our Learning; that we through Patience and Comfort of the Scriptures might bave Hope.

2 Pet. 1. 3,4. According as his divine Power bath given unto us all things that pertain unto Life and Godliness, through the Knowledge of him that bath called us to Glory and Virtue. Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious Promifes; that by these you might be Partakers of the divine Nature, having efcaped the Corruption that is in the World through Luft.

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THE

DIFFERENT STATES

OF THE

Righteous and the Ungodly,

As they are represented in the

PSALMS;

Compared with other Parts of the Scripture.

The Blessedness of the
Righteous.

B

LESSED(a) is (a) Matt. v.8. BLESSED are the the Man that pure in Heart, for they fhall fee walketh not in God. the COUNSEL of the Ungodly, nor ftandeth in the WAY of Sinners, nor fitteth in the Seat of the Scornful.

But his (b) DELIGHT is in the Law of the Lord, and

• Pfalm 1. 1, 2, 3.

but Lofs for the Excellency of the (b) Phil. 111.8. I count all things Knowledge of Christ Jesus my

Lord.

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