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Bleffed are they that (4) CONSIDER the Poor the Lord will deliver them in the time of Trouble :
The Lord will preferve them, and keep them alive, and they fhall be bleffed upon the Earth; and thou wilt not deliver them into the Will of thine Enemies.
The Lord will strengthen them upon the Bed of (r) languifhing, and will make all their Beds in their Sicknefs.
God is their REFUGE Y and STRENGTH, a very prefent HELP in time of Trouble.
Therefore they do not (s) FEAR, though the Earth be removed, and though the Mountains be carried into the midst of the Sea.
God will (t) REDEEM their Soul from the Power of the GRAVE, for he fhall receive them.
To him a that ordereth his Converfation (u) aright, God will fhew his Salvation.
Caft thy (x) BURDEN upon the Lord, and he shall fuftain thee; he fhall never fuffer the RIGHTEOUS to be
What time they are afraid, in God they put their TRUST, and will not fear what Flesh can do unto them.
For God that delivereth their Souls from DEATH,
* Pf. XLI. 1, 2, 3. ? PJ. L. 23.
(q) Matt. xxv. 34, 35,40. Come, ye bleffed of my Father, inherit the the Foundation of the World; for Kingdom prepared for you from I was an hungred, and ye gave me Meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me Drink; I was a Stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye
cloathed me, &c. Inafmuch as ye
ward Man is RENEWED Day by (r) 2 Cor. Iv. 16, 17. Though our outward Man PERISH, yet the inDay. For our light AFFLICTION, which is but for a Moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal Weight of Glory.
(s) Heb. x111.6. The Lord is my fhall do unto me. Chap. VI. 19. Helper, and I will not fear what Man Which HOPE we have as an Anchor of the Soul, both fure and ftedwithin the Vail. faft, and which entereth into that
(t) John x1. 25, 26. I am the he that believeth in me, though RESURRECTION and the LIFE: he were dead, yet fhall he live; and whofoever liveth, and believeth in me, fhall never die.
verfation be without COVETOUS-
(x) Matt. x1.28, 29. Come unto
me, all ye that labour, and are hea-
Heart, and ye shall find Reft unto
will deliver their Feet from
(y) falling, that they may walk before God in the Light of the Living. Fret not thy felf because of evil Doers, neither be thou envious against the Workers of INIQUITY:
For they fhall foon be cut down like the Grafs, and wither as the green Herb.
TRUST in the Lord, and do Good; fo fhalt thou dwell in the Land, and verily thou fhalt be fed.
Delight thy felf alfo in the Lord, and he shall give thee the Defires of thine Heart.
(J) 2 Cor. iv. 9. Perfecuted, but not FORSAKEN; caft down, but
Commit thy Way unto the Lord; truft alfo in him, and he fhall bring it to pafs:
And he fhall bring forth thy RIGHTEOUSNESS as the Light, and thy JUDGMENT as the Noon-day.
REST in the Lord, and WAIT patiently for him: Fret not thy felf because of him who profpereth in his Way, becaufe of the Man who bringeth wicked Devices to pass.
Ceafe from Anger, and forfake Wrath; fret not thy self in any wife to do EVIL:
For evil Doers fhall be cut off; but those that WAIT upon the Lord, they fhall inherit the Earth.
For yet a little while, and the Wicked fhall not be; yea, thou shalt diligently confider his Place, and it fhall not be.
But the MEEK fhall inherit the Earth; and fhall delight themselves in the Abundance of PEACE.
The Wicked plotteth against the Juft, and gnasheth upon him with his Teeth:
The Lord fhall laugh at him, for he seeth that his Day is coming.
The Wicked have drawn out the Sword, and have bent their Bow to caft down the Poor and Needy, and to flay fuch as be of upright Converfation:
Their Sword fhall enter into their own Heart, and their Bows fhall be broken.
A little that the RIGHTEOUS Man hath, is better than the Riches of many Wicked.
For the Arms of the Wicked fhall be broken; but the Lord upholdeth the RIGHTEOUS.
The Lord knoweth the Days of the Upright; and their Inheritance fhall be for ever.
Palm xxxy11. 1, to the End.
They fhall not be ashamed in the evil time; and in the Days of Famine they fhall be fatisfied.
But the Wicked fhall PERISH, and the Enemies of the Lord fhall be as the Fat of Lambs, they fhall CONSUME: into Smoak they fhall confume away.
The Wicked borroweth, and payeth not again; but the RIGHTEOUS fheweth Mercy, and giveth.
For fuch as be bleffed of him, fhall inherit the Earth and they that be curfed of him, fhall be cut off.
The Steps of a good Man are ordered by the Lord; and he delighteth in his Way:
Though he fall, he fhall not be utterly caft down; for the Lord upholdeth him with his Hand.
I have been young, and now am old, yet have I not seen the RIGHTEOUS forfaken, nor his Seed begging Bread.
He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his Seed is bleffed.
For the Lord loveth Judgment, and FORSAKETH not his Saints; they are PRESERVED for ever: but the Seed of the Wicked fhall be cut off.
The RIGHTEOUS fhall inherit the Land, and dwell therein for ever.
The Mouth of the RIGHTEOUS fpeaketh Wisdom; and his Tongue talketh of Judgment:
The Law of his God is in his Heart, none of his Steps fhall flide.
The Wicked watcheth the RIGHTEOUS, and feeketh to flay him :
The Lord will not leave him in his Hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Wait on the Lord, and keep his Way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the Land: When the Wicked are cut off, thou fhalt fee it.
I have feen the Wicked in great Power, and spreading himself like a green Bay-Tree:
Yet he paffed away, and lo, he was not; yea, I fought him, but he could not be found.
Mark the perfect Man, and behold the Upright, for the End of that Man is PEACE.
But the Tranfgreffors fhall be deftroyed together; the End of the Wicked fhall be cut off.
But the Salvation of the RIGHTEOUS is of the Lord he is their Strength in the time of Trouble.
And the Lord fhall help them, and deliver them; he fhall deliver them from the Wicked, and fave them because they trust in him.
A Representation of the Mifery of the Ungodly.
HE (a) UNGODLY are like the Chaff that the Wind driveth away. Therefore (b) they fhall not STAND in the Judgment. For the Way of the Ungodly fhall perish.
There is no FAITHFUL NESS in their Mouth, and their inward Part is very WICKEDNESS; their (c) Throat is an open Sepulchre, they flatter with their Tongues.
(a) Matt. 111. 12. Whofe Fan is in his Hand, and he will throughly purge his Floor, and gather his WHEAT into the Garner, but he will burn up the CHAFF with unquenchable Fire.
(b) Matt. xxv. 41, 46. Then fhall he fay unto them on his left Hand, Depart from me ye curfed, into everlafting Fire, prepared for the Devil and his Angels. And these fhall go but the Righteous into Life eternal. away into everlasting Punishment, 2 Theff. 1.7,8,9, 10. The Lord Jefus fhall be revealed from Heaven, Fire, taking Vengeance on them with his mighty Angels, in flaming that know not God, and that obey not the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Chrift; who fhall be punifhed with everlafting Destruction from the Prefence of the Lord, and from the
Glory of his Power, when he fhall come to be glorified in his Saints, and to be admired in all them that believe. Mark 1x. 44. Where their WORM dieth not, and the FIRE is not quenched.
(c) Rom. 111. 12, 13, 16, 17. They are all gone out of the Way, they are together become unprofitable, there is none that doth good, no not one: Their Throat is an open Sepulchre; with their Tongues they have ufed Deceit; the Poifon of Afps is under their Lips; whofe Mouth is full of Curfing and Bitterness: Destruction and Misery is in their Ways, and the Way of PEACE have they not known; there is no Fear of God before their Eyes.
• Pfalm 1. 4, 5, 6."
Pfalm v. 9,10.
JUDGMENT now of a long time lin(d) 2 Pet. 11. 3,9, &c. Whole lumbereth not. The Lord knowgereth not, and their Damnation cth how to deliver the Godly out of Temptations, and to referve the to be punished: But chiefly them unto the of
that walk after the Flesh in the
Lult of Uncleannefs, and defpife
Government: PRESUMPTUOUS are afraid to fpeak evil of Dignities. they, SELF-WILLED; they are not These are natural brute Beafts, made to be taken and DESTROYED; fpeak evil of the things that they rifh in their own Corruption; and understand not, and fhall utterly pefhall receive the Reward of Unrighteousness, as they that count it Pleaing themselves with their own Defure to riot in the Day-time, sportceivings: having Eyes full of Adultery, that cannot ceafe from Sin they have, exercifed with covetous beguiling unstable Souls: An Heart Practices: Curfed Children; which have forfaken the right Way. These are Wells without Water; Clouds that are carried with a Tempelt, to
whom the Mift of Darkness is re
ferved for ever.
and the Earth which are now, are (e) 2 Pet. 111.7,9. The Heavens kept in Store, referved unto Fire, against the Day of Judgment and Perdition of ungodly Men. The Lord is not flack concerning his nefs) but is long-fuffering to us-ward, not willing that any fhould PEPromise, (as fome Men count flackRISH, but that all fhould come to Repentance. 2 Thef. 11. 8. Whom the Lord fhall confume with the Spirit of his Mouth, and fhall destroy with the Brightness of his coming. Ifai. xxx. 33. Tophet is ordained of old; he hath made it deep and large: The Pile thereof is Fire and much Wood; the Breath of the Lord, like a Stream of Brimstone, doth kindle it. Jude 14, 15. The Lord cometh with ten thousands of his Saints to EXECUTE Judgment upon all, and to cONVINCE all that are UNGODLY among them, of all their ungodly Deeds, which they have ungodly committed; and of all their hard Speeches, which ungodly Sinners have spoken against him. Rev. x111. 10. He that LEADETH into Captivity, fhall Go into Captivity; he that killeth with the Sword, must be killed with the Sword. Here is the PATIENCE and the FAITH of the Saints.
c Pfalm VII. 11, to 14, 16.
God will (d) DESTROY them, and let them fall by their own Counfels: They fhall be caft out in the Multitude of their Tranfgreffions, for they have rebelled against God.
God is (e) angry with the Wicked every Day;
And if he turns not, he will whet his Sword.
He ordaineth his Arrows against the Perfecutors:
Who travail with INIQUITY, who conceive Mifchief, and bring forth Falfhood.
Their Mischief fhall return upon their own Head, and their violent Dealing fhall come down upon their own Pate.
God fhall d destroy the
The Wicked fhall be turned into Hell, and all the Nations that forget God.
• Pfalm 1x. 5, 16, 17.