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Numb. xxv. 11. Phineas turned away my wrath, I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy,
Deut. xxix. 20. The anger of the Lord and his jealousy, shall smoke against the man that promiseth himself peace in his wickedness. Ps. lxxix. 5. Wilt thou be angry for ever, shall thy jealousy burn like a fire?
Ezek. xvi. 38. I will judge thee, and give thee blood in fury and jealousy. Ver. 41, 42. Ch. xxiii. 25.—xxxvi. 5, 6.—xxxviii. 19. Nah. i. 2. Zeph. i. 18.-iii. 8. The wicked provoke God to jealousy. See Deut. xxxii. 16. Ps. lxxviii. 58.
CLX. Zeal ascribed to God. Isa. ix. 7. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this (viz.) to exalt Christ and promote his kingdom. xxxvii. 32. The zeal of the Lord will defend Jerusalem.
lix. 17. He was clad with zeal, as a cloke. See Isa. Ixiii. 15. Ezek
I. GOD created all things. See the Wisdom of God. Also, Power of God in creation.
Prov. xxvi. 10. The great God that formed all things. Eccl. iii. 11.-xi. 5.
Isa. xliv. 24. I am the Lord that maketh all things. Jer. x. 16.
Rev. iv. 11. Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour, and power, for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
II. God created the heavens and the earth. Gen. i. 1. In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Ch. ii. 4. Exod. xx. 11. -xxxi. 17. 2 Kings xix. 15. 1 Chron. xvi. 26. Ps. xcvi. 5. Isa. xxxvii. 16. Heb. i. 10.
Neh. ix. 6. Thou hast made heaven, and the heaven of heavens, with all their hosts, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all, and the host of heaven worshippeth thee.
Job ix. 8. He alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea.
xxxviii. 4. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Ver. 5. Who hath laid the measures thereof, or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Ver. 6. Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened, or who laid the corner stone thereof?
Ver. 7. When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.
Ps. xxiv. 2. He hath founded the earth upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Ps. lxxviii. 69.-civ. 5,-cxix. 90, 91.cxxxvi. 6.
Ps. xxxiii. 6. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made, and all the host of them, by the breath of his mouth.
lxxxix. 11. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine, as for the world, and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
civ. 2. Thou stretchest out the heavens like a curtain. Job xxxvii. 18. Like a molten looking-glass.
Isa. xl. 28. He is the Creator of the ends of the earth.
Isa. lii. 5. The Lord created the heavens and stretched them out, he spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it.
li. 13. The Lord hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth. Ver. 16.
Rev. xiv. 7. Worship him that made heaven and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Acts xiv. 15.-xvii. 24. Ps. cxlvi. 6. See wisdom of God in creation. See also power of God in creation. III. Sun and moon created. Gen. i. 16. God made two great lights, the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, he made the stars also. Job xxxviii. 12, 19, 24.
Gen. i. 3. God said let there be light, and there was light. Ps. lxxiv. 16, 17.
Job ix. 9. Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south. Ver. 7. Amos v. 8.
Ps. viii. 3. When I consider the heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained.
Ver. 4. What is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou visitest him.
xix. 4. In the heavens hath he set a tabernacle for the sun.
Ps. civ. 19. He hath appointed the moon for seasons, and the sun knoweth his going down.
cxlviii. 3. Praise ye him sun, moon and stars, praise him all ye stars of light.
Ver. 5. For he commanded, and they were created. Ver. 6.
Jer. xxxi. 35. He giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea, when the waves thereof do roar, the Lord of hosts is his name.
IV. The sea. Gen. i. 9. God said, let the waters under the heaven be gathered together into one place, and let the dry land appear, and
it was so.
Ver. 10. And God called the dry land earth, and the gathering together of the waters called he seas, and God saw that it was good. Job xxvi. 10. He hath compassed the waters with bounds, until the day and night come to an end.
xxxviii. 8. Who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth as if it had issued out of the womb.
Ver. 9. I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it.
Ver. 10. And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors.
Ver. 11. And said hitherto shalt thou come and no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed. See ver. 16, 22, 25, 28.
Ps. xxxiii. 7. He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap, and layeth up the depth in store-houses.
Ps. xcv. 5. The sea is his, he made it, his hands formed the dry land.
civ. 10. He sendeth the springs into the valleys.
Prov. viii. 27. He prepared the heavens, he set a compass upon the face of the depth.
Ver. 28. He established the clouds above, he strengthened the fountains of the deep.
Ver. 29. He gave to the sea his decree, that the waters should not pass his commandment.
Isa. xl. 12. Who hath measured the waters in the hallow of his hand.
xliii. 16. The Lord maketli a way in the sea, and a path in the mighty waters.
Ver. 20. I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Ch. xlviii. 21.
Jonah i. 9. I fear the Lord God of heaven, which hath made the sea, and the dry land.
Nah. i. 3. The Lord hath his way in the whirlwind, and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.
Ver. 4. He rebuketh the sea and maketh it dry, and drieth up all the rivers.
V. Summer and winter. Ps. lxxiv. 16. The day is thine, the night also is thine, thou hast prepared the light and the sun.
Ver. 17. Thou hast set all the borders of the earth, thou hast made summer and winter.
VI. North and south. Job xxvi. 7. He stretcheth out the north over the empty places, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.
Ps. lxxxix. 12. The north and south thou hast created them. VII. Clouds. Job xxvi. 8. He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them. Ver. 9.
xxxvi. 29. Can any understand the spreadings of the clouds? Ver. 30, 32. See Ps. civ. 3.-cxlvii. 8. Prov. viii. 28.
Wind. Job. xxviii. 25. He maketh a weight for the winds, and he weigheth the waters by measure. Ch. xxxvii. 16. the balancings of the clouds. Prov. xxx. 4. Amos iv. 13.
VIII. Rain. Job xxviii. 26. He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder.
Ps. cxxxv. 7. He maketh lightnings for the rain, and bringeth the wind out of his treasures. Jer. li. 16.
Jer. x. 13. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth, he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. Ch. xiv. 22. Ch. li. 6.
IX. The inhabitants of the sea. Gen. i. 20. God said, let the waters bring forth abundantly, the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth, in the open firmament of heaven.
Ver. 21. And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly after their kind; and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Ps. viii. 8.
X. The inferior creatures of the dry land. Gen. i. 24. God said, let
the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping things, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. Gen. i. 25. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind: and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
XI. Grass, herbs, and trees. Gen. i. 1. And God, said let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself upon the earth: and it was so.
Ver. 12. And the earth brought forth grass and herb, yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself after his kind: and God saw that it was good. Gen. ii. 4, 5.
CREATION OF MAN.
XII. His body. Gen. ii. 7. God formed man of the dust of the ground. Job xxxiii. 6.
iii. 19. Dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. Job. x. 9. Job x. 8. Thine hands have made me, and fashioned me together round about. Ps. cxix. 73.-cxxxviii. 8.
Ver. 11. Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews.
Ps. cxxxix. 14. I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Ver. 15. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Ver. 16. Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect, and in thy book all my members are written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
Acts xvii. 20. He made of one blood all nations that dwell on the face of the earth. Job xxxi. 15.
XIII. His soul.
Gen. ii. 7. The Lord breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. Job x. 12.
Job xxxiii. 4. The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life. Isa. xlii. 5.
Isa. lvii. 16. I will not contend for ever, (saith the Lord,) for the spirit should fail before me and the souls which I have made. Jer. xxxviii. 16. The Lord made us this soul.
Zech. xii. i. He formeth the spirit of man within him,
1 Cor. xv. 14. Adam was made a living soul.
XIV. Man's spiritual state after his creation. Gen. i. 37. God created man in his own image. Ch. ix. 6.
v. 1. In the likeness of God made he him.
Ps. viii. 5. Thou madest man a little lower than the angels, and crowned him with glory and honour. Heb. ii. 7.
Ver. 6. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands.
Eccl. vii. 29. God made man upright.
Jam. iii 9. Men are made after the similitude of God.
Col. iii. 10. The new man is renewed in knowledge, after the image of him that created him.
XV. Mans first disobedience, or fall from his happy state. Gen. ii. 16. The Lord God commanded the man saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely cat.
Ver. 17. But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it, for in the day thou eatest thereof, thou shall surely die.
iii. 6. The woman took of the fruit thereof and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her and he did eat. 2 Cor. xi. 3. See sentence pronounced against the offenders. Ver. 14 to 20.
XVI. See the above sin and its consequences referred to, Rom. v. 12. By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin. Rom. v. 15. Through the offence of one many be dead.
Ver. 17. By one man's offence death reigned.
Ver., 18. By the offence of one, judgment came upon all men to
Ver. 19. By one man's disobedience many were made sinners.
XVII. Their number. Gen. xxxii. 1, 2. They are God's host. 1 Kings xxii. 19. 2 Chron. xviii. 18. Heavenly host. Luke ii. 13. Ps. Ixviii. 17. The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels.
Dan. vii. 10. Thousands of thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him.
Heb. xii. 22. An innumerable company of angels.
XVIII. Their names. Eph. i. 21. Angels, authorities, principalities, powers, mights, thrones, dominions. 1 Pet. iii. 22. Col. i. 16, &c. Cherubims. 1 Sam. iv. 4. 2 Sam. vi. 2. 2 Kings xix. 15. Ps. xviii. 10.-lxxx. 1.-xcix. 1. Seraphims. Isa. vi. 2, 6.
Angels of God. Gen. xii. 17. Matt. xxii. 30. Sons of God. Job i. 8.—ïi. 1.—xxxviii. 7. Christ's angels. Rev. xxii. 16. Michael's angels. Rev. xii. 7.
XIX. Their nature, they are superior to men. Ps. viii. 5. Heb. ii. 7,9. They are spirits. Ps. civ. 4. Heb. i. 7. Holy. Rev. xiv. 10. Elect. 1 Tim. v. 21.
They excel in wisdom and knowledge. 2 Sam. xiv. 20.
They excel in utterance, or speaking tongues. 1 Cor. xiii. 1.
They were created by Christ. Col. i. 16.
They are fellow servants to the prophets and apostles, and are not to be worshipped. Judg. xiii. 16. Col. ii. 18. Rev. xix. 10.-xxii. 9. They look into gospel mysteries concerning Christ. Eph. iii. 10. They are present in Christian assemblies. I Cor. xi. 10. They see the behaviour of Christians. 1 Tim. v. 21. They see the treatment Christians receive in the world. 1 Cor. iv.9 They behold the face of God, for Christians. Matt. xviii. 10. They rejoice at the conversion of sinners. Luke xv. 10. XXI. Their employment for the good of God's people, in various instances. Gen. xix. 15. An angel hastened lot out of Sodom. See ver. 29.