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(Exodus xxxiv. 6.] 6. And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, and transgression, and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty.
(Jeremiah xxiii. 23.] Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off ? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him ? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the Lord.
(Jeremiah xvii. 9.] The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can
know it ? I the Lord search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man According to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
[Job ix, 1.) 7. Then Job answered and said, I know it is so of a truth :
18. If I speak of strength, lo, He is But how should a man be just with strong: God?
And if of judgment, who shall set me If he will contend with him,
a time to plead ? He cannot answer him one of a thou- | If I justify myself, mine own mouth sand.
shall condemn me : He is wise in heart, and mighty in If I say, I am perfect, it shall also strength:
prove me perverse. Who hath hardened himself against Though I were perfect, yet would I Him, and hath prospered ?
not know my soul : Which removeth the mountains, and I would despise my life.
they know pot : Which overturneth them in his anger.
(Job xxiii. 3.) Which shaketh the earth out of her | 9. O that I knew where I might find place,
him! And the pillars thereof tremble. That I might come even to his scat! Which commandeth the sun, and it I would order my cause before him, riseth not;
And fill my mouth with arguments. And sealeth up the stars.
I would know the words which he Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, I would answer me, And treadeth upon the waves of the And understand what he would say sea.
unto me. Which maketh Arctu'rus, Ori'on, Behold, I go forward, but he is not And Pleiades,* and the chambers of there; the south.
And backward, but I cannot perceive Which doeth great things past finding him : ont;
On the left hand, where he doth work, Yea, and wonders without number. but I cannot behold him : Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him He hideth himself on the right hand, not:
that I cannot see him : He passeth on also, but I perceive But He knoweth the way that I take: him not.
Therefore am I troubled at his presBehold, he taketh away; who can hin ence: · der him?
When I consider, I am afraid of him. Who will say unto him, What doest thou ?
* Pron. Ple'ya-dees.
(Job xxxv. 5.]
| Thou compassest my path and my 10. Look unto the heavens, and see; }
and see: lying down, And behold the clouds which are higher | And art acquainted with all my ways. than thou.
For there is not a word in my tongue, If thou sinnest, what doest thou against But, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it Him?
altogether. Or if thy transgressions be multiplied. [ Thou hast beset me behind and before, what doest thou unto Him?
And laid thine hand upon me. If thou be righteous, what givest thou Such kyowledge is too wonderful for Him?
me : Or what receiveth he of thine hand? | It is high, I cannot attain unto it. Thy wickedness may hart a man as thou art,
12. Whither shall I go from thy spirit ? And thy righteousness may profit the Or whither shall I flee from thy pres
ence ? son of man.
If I ascend up into heaven, thou art [Prov. xxiv. 12.)
there : If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou not;
art there. Doth not he that pondereth the heart | If I take the wings of the morning, consider it?
And dwell in the uttermost parts of And he that keepeth thy soul, doth not the sea;. he know it ?
Even there shall thy hand lead me, And shall not he render to every man And thy right hand shall hold me. according to his works?
If I say, Surely the darkness shall
cover me; [Psalm cxxxix. 1.}
Even the night shall be light about 11. O Loru, thou hast searched me, me. And known me.
Yea, the darkness hideth not from Thou knowest my down-sitting and thee; mine up-rising;
But the night shineth as the day :. Thou understandest my thought afar The darkness and the light are both
alike to thee.
REVERENCE OF GOD.
[Deut. xxviii. 58.] 1. IF thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayst fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. (Psalm ii. 11.]
[Psalm ix. 20.] Serve the Lord with fear,
Put them in fear, O Lord; And rejoice with trembling.
That the nations may know themBlessed are all they that put their trust selves to be but men.
[Psalm ciii. 11.)
[Psalm cxlv. 19.) For as the heaven is high above the He will fulfil the desire of them that earth,
fear him : so great is his mercy toward them He also will hear their cry, and will that fear him.
save them. As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgres
(Psalm cxlvii. 11.) sions from us.
The Lord taketh pleasure in them that Like as a father pitieth his children,
fear him, So the Lord pitieth them that fear him. And those that hope in his mercy. But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them
[Proverbs x. 27.) that fear him.
The fear of the Lord prolongeth [Psalm lxxvi. 7.1
days; 2. Thou, even thou, art to be feared ; But the years of the wicked shall be And who may stand in thy sight when ! shortened. once thou art
[Proverbs xiv. 26.] Thou didst ca
cause judgment to be heard from heaven;
"]4. In the fear of the Lord is strong The earth feared, and was still,
confidence, When God arose to judgment,
And his children shall have a place of To save all the meek of the earth. refuge. Surely the wrath of man shall praise The fear of the Lord is a fountain of thee:
life, The remainder of wrath shalt thou re- To depart from the snares of death. · strain.
[Proverbs xvi. 6.1 [Psalm cxv. 11.]
By mercy and truth iniquity is purged; Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the | And by the fear of the Lord men deLord :
part from evil. He is their help and their shield. The Lord hath been mindful of us :
· [Proverbs xix. 23.) He will bless them that fear the Lord, The fear of the Lord tendeth to life, Both small and great.
And he that hath it shall abide sat. The Lord shall increase you more and isfied ;
He shall not be visited with evil. You and your children.
[Proverbs xxiii. 17.] [Psalm cxix. 63.]
Let not thine heart envy sinners, 3. I am a companion of all them that But be thou in the fear of the Lord all fear thee,
the day long. And of them that keep thy precepts.
[Ecclesiastes viii. 12.1 5. Though a sinner do evil a hundred times, and his days be prolonged, yet surely I know that it shall be well with them that fear God, which fear before him. But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days, which are as a shadow, because he feareth not before God.
(Jeremiah . 6.]
For to thee doth it appertain :
[Malachi iii. 16.] 6. Then they that feared the Lord spoke often one to another :.
And the Lord hearkened, and heard it.
And a book of remembrance was written before him
And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of Hosts,
In that day when I make up my jewels ;
(Jeremiah xxxii. 39.] And I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me forever,
For the good of them, and of their children after them.
That I will not turn away from them, to do them good;
Yea, I will rejoice over them, to do them good;
[Malachi iv. 2.]
Arise with healing in his wings.
[Revelation xiv. 7.] 7. And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people, saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.
. (Revelation xix. 5.]: And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.
[Ecclesiastes xii, 13.] Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter : FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS; for this is the whole duty of man,
[Psalm 1.] 1. The mighty God, even the Lord, I Our God shall come, and shall not hath spoken,
keep silence: And called the earth from the rising of He shall call to the heavens from
the sun unto the going down thereof. above, Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, And to the earth, that ne may judge God hath shined.
the risine e of. And toeople
And the heavens shall declare his Now consider this, ye that forget God, righteousness :
Lest I tear you in pieces, and there be For God is judge himself.
none to deliver.
Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: 2. Hear, O my people, and I will And to him that ordereth his conversaspeak;
tion aright will I show the salvation o Israel, and I will testify against of God.
thee: I am God, even thy God..
[Psalm li. 1.] I will not reprove thee for thy sacri- 5. Have mercy upon me, o God, acfices,
cording to thy loving kindness : Or thy burnt-offerings, to have been According unto the multitude of thy continually before me.
tender mercies, blot out my transI will take no bullock out of thy house, gressions. Nor he-goats out of thy folds. .. | Wash me thoroughly from mine inFor every beast of the forest is mine, l iquity,
cattle upon a thousand hills. And cleanse me from my sin. I know all the fowls of the maintains; For I acknowledge my transgressions : And the wild beasts of the field are And my sin is ever before me. mine.
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, If I were hungry, I would not tell And done this evil in thy sight; thee;
That thou mightest be justified when For the world is mine, and the fulness thou speakest, thereof.
And be clear when thou judgest. Will I eat the flesh of bulls,
Behold, thou desirest truth in the inOr drink the blood of goats?
ward parts :
And in the hidden part thou shalt 3. Offer unto God thanksgiving; make me to know wisdom. And pay thy vows unto the Most High:
176. Purge me with hyssop,* and I shall And call upon me in the day of trouble : be clean : I will deliver thee, and thou shalt Wash me, and I shall be whiter than glorify me.
snow. But unto the wicked God saith, Make me to hear joy and gladness, What hast thou to do to declare my That the bones which thou hast broken statutes,
may rejoice. Or that thou shouldst take my covenant Hide thy face from my sins, in thy mouth,
And blot out all mine iniquities. Seeing thou hatest instruction, Create in me a clean heart, O God, And castest my words behind thee? | And renew a right spirit within me. When thou sawest a thief, then thou Cast me not away from thy presconsentedst with him,
ence, And hast been partaker with adul-|| And take not thy holy Spirit from me. terers.
Restore unto me the joy of thy salThou givest thy mouth to evil,
vation, And thy tongue frameth deceit ; And uphold me with thy free Spirit. Thou sittest and speakest against thy Then will I teach transgressors thy brother ;
ways, Thou slanderest thine own mother's And sinners shall be converted unto son.
thee. 4. These things hast thou done, and I 7. O Lord, open thou my lips, kept silence;
| And my mouth shall show forth thy Thou thoughtest that I was altogether praise. such a one as thyself:
For thou desirest not sacrifice, else But I will reprove thee, and set them 'would I give it: in order before thine eyes.
Thou delightest not in burnt-offering.
* Pron. hiz'zup.