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even bitter words ; that they may | out law; and as many as have sinned shoot in secret at the perfect. in the law shall be judged by the (See Government of the Tongue.) law.
3: What things the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and every tongue become
guilty before God. Therefore by CHAPTER IV.
the deeds of the law shall no flesh
be justified in his sight; for by the IMPOSSIBLE TO DELIVER HIMSELF. law is the knowledge of sin. — 23.
All have sinned and come short of John 7: 19. Did not Moses give the glory of God. you the law, and yet none of you 4: 3. Abraham believed God, and keepeth the law?
it was counted unto him for rightMat. 5: 19. Whosoever therefore
15. The law worketh shall break one of these least com wrath; for where no law is, there is mandments, and shall teach men no transgression. — 21. Sin hath so, he shall be called least in the reigned unto death. kingdom of heaven.
6: 23. The wages of sin is death. Rom. 1: 18. For the wrath of JAMES 2: 10. For whosoever God is revealed from heaven against shall keep the whole law, and yet all unyodliness and unrighteousness offend in one point, he is guilty of men, who hold the truth in un of all. righteousness.
DEUT. 27: 26. Cursed be he that 2 : 1. Therefore thou art inex- confirmeth not all the words of this cusable, 0 man, whosoever thou art law to do them. that judgest ; for wherein thou judg Rom. 10: 5. Moses describeth est another thou condemnest thyself. the righteousness which is of the For thou that judgest doest the same law; that the man that doeth those things. — 12. For as many as have things shall live by them. sinned without law shall perish with (See the following Topic.)
FIFTH GENERAL TOPIC.
DESERT OF SIN.
Gen. 4: 11. And now art thou 18: 20. Because the cry of Sodom cursed from the earth, which hath' and Gomorrah is great, and because opened her mouth to receive thy their sin is very grievous ; I will go brother's blood ftom thy hand ; when down now, and see whether they thou tillest the ground, it shall not have done altogether according to henceforth yield unto thee her the cry of it, which is come unto me. strength; a fugitive and a vagabond 19: 24. Then the LORD rained shalt thou be in the earth.
upon Sodom and 6: 13. And God said unto Noah, brimstone and fire froin the LORD The end of all flesh is come before out of heaven. And he overthrew me ; for the earth is filled with vio- those cities and all the plain,
And it came to will destroy them with the earth. pass, that at midnight the LORD
smote all the first-born in the land of comest in, and cursed shalt thou be Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh when thou goest out. The LORD that sat on his throne, unto the first- shall send upon thee cursing, vexaborn of the captive that was in the tion, and rebuke, in all that thou dungeon; and all the first-born of settest thine hand unto for to do, cattle. And Pharaoh rose up in the until thou be destroyed, and until night, he, and all his servants, and all thou perish quickly; because of the the Egyptians; and there was a great wickedness of thy doings, whereby cry in Egypt; for there was not a thou hast forsaken me. The LORD house where there was not one dead. shall make the pestilence cleave
33: 4. And when the people heard unto thee, until he have consumed these evil tidings, they mourned: and thee from off the land, whither thou no man did put on him his ornaments. | goest to possess it. The Lord shall For the Lord had said unto Moses, smite thee with a consumption, and Say unto the children of Israel, Ye with a fever, and with an inflammaare a stiff-necked people: I will come tion, and with an extreme burning, up into the midst of thee in a mo and with the sword, and with blastment, and consume thee: therefore ing, and with mildew; and they now put off thy ornaments from shall pursue thee until thou perish. thee, that I may know what to do | And thy heaven that is over thy unto thee. And the children of Is- | head shall be brass, and the earth rael stripped themselves of their that is under thee shall be iron. ornaments by the mount Horeb. The LORD shall make the rain of
Lev. 18: 24. Defile not ye your thy land powder and dust : from selves in any of these things: for heaven shall it come down upon in all these the nations are defiled | thee, until thou be destroyed. The which I cast out before you: and the Lord shall cause thee to be smitten land is defiled: therefore I do visit before thine enemies: thou shalt go the iniquity thereof upon it, and the out one way against them, and flee land itself vomiteth out her inhabi- seven ways before them: and shalt tants. Ye shall therefore keep my be removed into all the kingdoms of statutes and my judgments, and shall the earth. And thy carcass shall be not commit any of these abomina meat unto all fowls of the air, and tions; neither any of your own unto the beasts of the earth, and no nation, nor any stranger that sojourn- man shall fray then away. The eth among you: (for all these abom-Lord will smite thee with the botch inations have the men of the land of Egypt, and with the emerods, done, which were before you, and and with the scab, and with the itch, the land is defiled ;) that the land whereof thou canst not be healed. spue not you out also, when ye de- | The Lord shall smite thee with file it, as it spued out the nations madness, and blindness, and astonthat were before you. For whoso-ishment of heart: and thou shalt ever shall commit any of these abom- grope at noon-day, as the blind inations, even the souls that commit gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt them shall be cut off from among not prosper in thy ways: and thou their people.
shalt be only oppressed and spoiled
evermore, and no man shall save | Deut. 28. 15. But it shall come thee. -53. And thou shalt eat the to pass, if thou wilt not hearken fruit of thine own body, the flesh of unto the voice of the LORD thy God, thy sons and of thy daughters, which to observe to do all his command- the LORD thy God hath given thee, ments and his statutes which I com- in the siege, and in the straitness, mand thee this day; that all these wherewith thine enemies shall discurses shall come upon thee, and tress thee: so that the man that is overtake thee: cursed shalt thou be tender among you, and very delicate, in the city, and cursed shalt thou his eye shall be evil toward his be in the field. Cursed shall be thy brother, and toward the wife of his basket and thy store. Cursed shall bosom, and toward the remnant of be the fruit of thy body, and the his children which he shall leave: fruit of thy land, the increase of thy so that he will not give to any of kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. them of the flesh of his children Cursed shalt thou be when thou whom he shall eat: because he hath
nothing left him in the siege, and in life: in the morning thou shalt say, the straitness, wherewith thine ene- Would God it were even ! and at even mies shall distress thee in all thy thou shalt say, Would God it were gates. The tender and delicate morning! for the fear of thine heart woman among you, which would wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the not adventure to set the sole of her sight of thine eyes which thou shalt foot upon the ground for delicate see. And the Lord shall bring thee ness and tenderness, her eye shall into Egypt again with ships, by the be evil toward the husband of her way whereof Ispake unto thee, 'Thou bosom, and toward her son, and shalt see it no more again : and toward her daughter, and toward there ye shall be sold unto your her young one that cometh out from enemies for bondmen and bondbetween her feet, and toward her women, and no man shall buy you. children which she shall bear: for Num. 15: 30. But the soul that she shall eat them for want of all doeth aught presumptuously, wheththings secretly in the siege ander he be born in the land, or a straitness, wherewith thine enemy stranger, the same reproacheth the shall distress thee in thy gates. If Loed; and that soul shall be cut off thou wilt not observe to do all the from among his people. Because words of this law that are written he hath despised the word of the in this book, that thou mayest fear Lord, and hath broken his comthis glorious and fearful name, the mandment, that soul shall utterly be LORD thy God; then the Lord will cut off; his iniquity shall be upon make thy plagues wonderful, and him. the plagues of thy seed, even great 21:5. And the people spake against plagues, and of long continuance, God, and against Moses, Wherefore and sore , sicknesses, and of long have ye brought us up out of Egypt continuance. Moreover he will to die in the wilderness? for there bring upon thee all the diseases of is no bread, weither is there any Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; water; and our soul loatheth this and they shall cleave unto thee. light bread. And the LORD sent Also every sickness, and every fiery serpents among the people, and plague, which is not written in the they bit the people; and much peobook of this law, them will the ple of Israel died. LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. “And ye shall be left | 16: 31. And it came to pass, as few in number, whereas ye were as he bad made an end of speaking the stars of heaven for multitude ; all these words, that the ground because thou wouldest not obey the clave asunder that was under them: voice of the Lord thy God. And and the earth opened her mouth, and it shall come to pass, that as the swallowed them up, and their houses, LORD rejoiced over you to do you and all the men that appertained good, and to multiply you ; so the unto Korah, and all their gods. LORD will rejoice over you to They, and all that appertained to destroy you, and to bring you to them, went down alive into the pit, nought; and ye shall be plucked and the earth closed upon them: from off the land whither thou goest and they perished from among the to possess it. And the LORD shall congregation. And all Israel that scatter thee among all people, from were round about them fled at the the one end of the earth even unto cry of them: for they said, Lest the the other; and there thou shalt serve earth swallow us up also. And other gods, which neither thou nor there came out a fire from the LORD, thy fathers have known, even wood and consumed the two hundred and and stone. And among these nations fifty men that offered incense. shalt thou find no ease, neither shall DEUT. 32: 19. And when the the sole of thy foot have rest: but Lord saw it, he abhorred them, the LORD shall give thee there a because of the provoking of his trembling heart, and failing of eyes, sons, and of his daughters. And and sorrow of mind: and thy life he said, I will hide my face from shall hang in doubt before thee; and them, I will see what their end shall thou shalt fear day and night, and be: for they are a very froward genshalt have none assurance of thyeration, children in whom is no faith.
They have moved me to jealousy | ty and sow wickedness, reap the with that which is not God; they same. By the blast of God they perbave provoked me to anger with ish, and by the breath of his nostrils their vanities: and I will move them are they consumed. to jealousy with those which are not 5: 1. And to which of the saints a people; I will provoke them to wilt thou turn? for wrath killeth the anger with a foolish nation. – 25. foolish man, and envy slayeth the The sword without, and terror with silly one. I have seen the foolish in, shall destroy both the young man taking root: but suddenly I cursed and the virgin, the suckling also with his habitation, his children are far the man of grey hairs. I said, I from safety, and they are crushed in would scatter them into corners, I the gate, neither is there any to dewould make the remembrance of liver them. Whose harvest the hunthem to cease from among men: gry eateth up, and taketh it even out were it not that I feared the wrath of the thorns, and the robber swalof the enemy, lest their adversaries loweth up their substance. should behave themselves strangely ; 15: 20. The wicked man travailand lest they should say, Our hand eth with pain all his days, and the is high, and the Lord hath not done number of years is hidden to the opall this. — 34. Is not this laid up in pressor. A dreadful sound is in his store with me, and sealed up among ears : in prosperity the destroyer my treasures? To me belongeth ven shall come upon him. He believeth geance, and recompense ; their foot not that he shall return out of darkshall slide in due time: for the day ness, and he is waited for of the of their calamity is at hand, and the sword. He wandereth abroad for things that shall come upon them bread, saying, where is it? he knowmake haste.
eth that the day of darkness is ready 2 Kings 21: 10. And the LORD at his hand. Trouble and anguish spake by his servants the prophets, shall make him afraid ; they shall saying, Because Manasseh, king of prevail against m, as a kiny ady Judah, hath done these abominations, to the battle. For he stretcheth out and hath done wickedly above all his hand against God, and strengththat the Amorites did, which were eneth himself against the Almighty. before him, and hath made Judah He runneth upon him, even on his also to sin with his idols: therefore neck, upon the thick bosses of his thus saith the LORD God of Israel, bucklers. Behold, I am bringing such evil upon 18: 5. Yea, the light of the wickJerusalem and Judah, that whosoev- ed shall be put out, and the spark of er heareth of it, both his ears shall his fire shall not shine. The light tingle. And I will stretch over Je- shall be dark in his tabernacle, and rusalem the line of Samaria, and the his candle shall be put out with him. plummet of the house of Ahab; and The steps of his strength shall be I will wipe Jerusalem as a man wi- straitened, and his own counsel shall peth a dish, wiping it, and turning cast him down. For he is cast into it upside down. . And I will forsake a net by his own feet, and he walkthe remnant of mine inheritance, and eth upon a
- 11. T'errors deliver them into the hand of their shall make him afraid on every side, enemies; and they shall become a and shall drive him to his feet, his prey and a spoil to all their enemies ; strength shall be hunger-bitten, and because they have done that which destruction shall be ready at his side. was evil in my sight, and have pro - 14. His confidence shall be rooted voked me to anger, since the day out of his tabernacle, and it shall their fathers came forth out of Egypt, bring him to the king of terrors. — 16. even unto this day. Moreover Ma- His roots shall be dried up beneath, nasseh shed innocent blood very and above shall his branch be cut off, much, till he had filled Jerusalem His remembrance shall perish from from one end to another; beside his the earth. sin where with he made Judah to sin, 20: 4. Knowest thou not this of in doing that which was evil in the old, since man was placed upon sight of the Lord.
earth, that the triumphing of the
wicked is short, and the joy of the 1 JOB 4:8. They that plow iniqui- | hypocrite but for a moment though
his excellency mount up to the heav- snares, fire and brimstone, and an ens, and his head reach unto the horrible tempest. This shall be the clouds ; yet he shall perish forever. portion of their cup. ... They which have seen him shall 12: 3. The LORD shall cut off all say, Where is he? - 12. Though flattering lips, and the tongue that wickedness be sweet in his mouth, speaketh proud things; who have though he hide it under his tongue; said, with our tongue will we prethough he spare it, and forsake it not, vail ; our lips are our own: who is but keep it still within his mouth: yet Lord over us? his meat in his bowels is turned, it 14: 4. Have all the workers of inis the gall of asps within him. He iquity no knowledge, who eat up my hath swallowed down riches, and he people as they eat bread, and call shall vomit them up again: God shall not upon the LORD? There were they cast them out of his belly. — 19. Be- ! in great fear ; for God is in the gencause he hath oppressed and hath | eration of the righteous. forsaken the poor; because he hath 1: 4. The ungodly are not so: but violently taken away an house which are like the chaff which the wind he builded not. — 27. The heavens driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall reveal his iniquity; and the shall not stand in the judgment; nor earth shall rise up against him. The sinners in the congregation of the increase of his house shall depart, righteous. and his goods shall flow away in the 2: 4. He that sitteth in the heavday of his wrath. This is the portion ens shall laugh: the Lord shall have of a wicked man from God, and the them in derision. Then shall he heritage appointed unto him by God. speak unto them in his wrath, and vex
them in his sore displeasure. – 10. 21:16. Lo, their good is not Be wise, now, therefore, O ye kings! in their hand: the counsel of the Be instructed, ye rulers of the earth. wicked is far from me. How oft is 9:16. The wicked is 'snared in the candle of the wicked put out ? the work of his own hands. The and how oft cometh their destruction wicked shall be turned into hell, and upon them? God distributeth sor- all the nations that forget God. rows in his anger. They are as stub 21: 8. Thy right hand shall find ble before the wind, and as chaff that out those that hate thee. Thou shalt the storm carrieth away. God layeth make them as a fiery oven in the up his iniquity for his children: he time of thine anger. T'he Lord shall rewardeth him, and he shall know swallow them up in his wrath. it. His eyes shall see his destruction, 26: 9. Gather not my soul with and he shall drink of the wrath of sinners, nor my life with bloody the Almighty. For what pleasure men. In whose hand is mischief, hath he in his house after him, when and their right hand is full of bribes. the number of his months is cut off 31:23. The LORD ... plentifully in the midst ? --- 30. That the wick- rewardeth the proud doer. ed is reserved to the day of destruc 32: 10. Many sorrows shall be tion ? they shall be brought forth to to the wicked. the day of wrath.
34 : 16. The face of the LORD Ps. 7: 11. God judgeth the right is against them that do evil; to cut eous, and God is angry with the off the remembrance of them from wicked every day. If he turn not, he the earth. - 21. Evil shall slay the will whet his glittering sword: he wicked; and they that hate the hath bent his bow, and made it righteous shall be desolate. ready. He hath also prepared for 37: 1. Fret not thyself because him the instruments of death. He of evil doers ; neither be thou enviordaineth his arrows against the per ous at the workers of iniquity ; for secutors. ... He made a pit and is they shall soon be cut down like the fallen into the ditch which he made. grass. — 9. Evil doers shall be cut His mischief shall return upon his off. Yet a little while and the wickown head, and his violent dealing ed shall not be ; thou shalt diligently shall come down upon his own pate. consider his place, and it shall not be.
11 : 5. The wicked and him - 13. The Lord shall laugh at him, that loveth violence his soul hateth. for he seeth that his day is coming. Upon the wicked he shall rain ... Their sword shall enter into