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and his tender mercies are over all be gracious unto you, &c. for the
his works. The Lord upholdeth all Lord is a God of judgment; blessed
that fall, &c. the eyes of all wait are all they that wait for him.—
upon (or look unto) thee, and thou Isa. xxx. 1. 7. 15. 18. fti vest them their meat in due season. Woe to them that go down to Egypt
Thou openest thine hand,and satisfiest for help, &c. but they look not unto
the desire of every living thing.— the Holy One of Israel, neither seek
the Lord.—Isa. xxxi. 1.
O Lord, be gracious unto us, we have waited for thee.—Isa. xxxiii. 2.
Hast thou not known, &c. that the
&c. in those that hope in his mercy.— everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator Ps. cxlvii. 11. of the ends of the earth fainteth not,
Hope deferred maketh the heart neither is weary? There is no searchsick: but when the desire cometh, it ing of his understanding; he giveth is, &c.—Prov. xiii. 12. power, &c. But they that wait upon
Say not thou, I will recompense the Lord shall renew strength: they evil: wait on the Lord, and he shall shall mount up with wings as eagles: save thee.—Prov. xx. 22. they shall run and not be weary; they
If thou faint in the day of adversity, shall walk, and not faint.—Isa. xl. thystrength issmall.—Prov.xxiv. 10. 28—31.
I will wait upon the Lord, that Look unto me, and be ye saved,all hideth his face from the house of the ends of the earth: for I am God, Jacob, and I will look for him, &c. and there is none else.—Isa. xlv. 22. Should not a people seek unto their Thou shalt know that I am the God?—Isa. viii. 17. 19. Lord; for they shall not be ashamed
At that day shall a man look to his that wait for me.—Isa. xlix. 23. Maker, and his eyes shall have re- Who is among you that feareth cpect to the Holy One of Israel, and the Lord, &c. and walketh in darkhe shall not look to the altars.— ness, and hath no light? let him trust Isa. xvii. 7, 8. in the name of the Lord, and stay
And it shall be said in that day, upon his God.—Isa. 1. 10. Lo, this is our God; we have waited For since the beginning of the for him, and he will save us.— world men have not heard, nor perIsa. xxv. 9. ceived by the ear, neither hath the
In the way of thy judgments, O eye seen, O God, besides thee, what Lord, have we waited for thee: the he hath prepared for him that waiteth desire of our soul is to the remem- for him.—Isa. lxiv. 4. brance of thy name. With my soul I am the Lord, which exercise have I desired thee in the night, &c. loving-kindness, judgment, and righ—Isa. xxvi. 8, 9. teousness in the earth; for in these
He that believeth shall not make things I delight, saith the Lord.— haste.—Isa. xxviii. 16. Jer. ix. 24.
Woe to the rebellious children that O the hope of Israel, the Saviow take counsel, but not of me; andthat thereof, in time of trouble, &c. Are cover with a covering, but not of my there any among the vanities of the spirit, &c. Their strength is to sit Gentiles that can cause rain? Art still, &c. For thus saith the Lord, not thou he, O Lord our God; therethe Holy One of Israel, In returning fore we will wait upon thee, for thou and rest shall ye be saved: in quiet- hast made all these things.—Jer. xiv. ness and confidence shall be your 8. 22. xvii. 13. strength, and ye would not, &c. there- Blessed is the man, &c. whose hope fore will the Lord wait that he may the Lord is.—Jer. xvii. 7.
The Lord is good unto them that Take no thought, &c. Which of you wait for him, to the soul that seeketh by taking thought can add one cubit him. It is good that a man should to his stature?—Matt. vi. 25, &c. both hope and quietly wait for the x. 19.
salvation of the Lord, &c. for the Though Christ put off the woman Lord will nor cast off for ever: for of Canaan by sharp words; yet she though he cause grief, yet will he still waited on him, in expectation of have compassion, according to the good, till she had obtained it.—Matt. multitude of his mercies.—Lam. iii. xv. 22—28.
25, 26. 31, 32. Hosea xi. 8, 9. So the two blind men would not be
Wait on thy God continually.— put off, but called and waited till
Hosea xii. 6. Christ heard and answered them.—
There is no Saviour beside me, &c. Matt. xx. 30—34. —Hosea xiii. 4. The impotent man waited at the
The Lord your God, he is gracious pool long to be cured.—John v. and merciful, slow to anger, and of 2—7.
great kindness, and repenteth him of There stood by me this night the the evil. Who knoweth if he will angel of God, &c. saying, Fear not, return and repent, and leave a bless- Paul,&c. and lo,God hath given thee ing behind him?—Joel ii. 13, 14. all them that sail with thee, &e. I Jonah iv. 2. iii. 9. believe God, that it shall be even as
The Lord is the hope of his people, it was told me.—Acts xxvii. 23— the strength of the children of Israel. 25. 44.
—Joel iii. 16. Jer. iii. 23. Tribulation worketh patience, and
Seek ye me, and ye shall live; but patience experience, and experience
seek not Bethel, &c. seek the Lord, hope; and hope maketh not ashamed,
and ye shall live.—Amos v. 4—6. because the love of God, &c.—Rom.
Then I said, I am cast out of thy v. 3—5. sight; yet I will look again toward For we are saved by hope: but thy holy temple, &c. When my soul hope that is seen is not hope: for fainted within me, I remembered the what a man seeth, why doth he yet Lord, and my prayer came in unto hope for? but if we hope for what we him.—Jonah ii. 4. 7. iii. 8, 9. see not, then do we with patience
Thou hast had pity on (or spared) wait for it.—Rom. viii. 24, 25. the gourd, &c. And should not I Whatsoever things were written spare Nineveh, that great city, where aforetime, were written for our learnare more than sixscore thousand per- ing, that we through patience and sons thatcannot discern between their comfort of the scriptures might have right hand and their left?—Jonah iv. hope, &c. Now the God of hope fill 10, II. you, &c. that ye may abound in hope
A man's enemies are the men of through the power of the Holy Ghost, his own house: therefore I will look —Rom.xv. 4. 13. unto the Lord; I will wait for the God is faithful. — 1 Cor. i. 9. God of my salvation, &c.—Micah 2 Thess. iii. 3. vii. 6, 7. God is faithful, who will not suffer
For the vision is yet for an ap- you to be tempted above that ye are pointed time: but at the end it shall able; but will with the temptation speak and shall not lie; though it also make a way to escape. 1 Cor. tarry, wait for it, because it will surely x. 13. 1 Thess. v. 24. come, it will not tarry. Behold, his Who delivered us, &c. and doth soul which is lifted up is not upright deliver us: in whom we trust that he in him: but the just shall live by his will yet deliver us.— 2 Cor. i. 10. faith.—Hab. ii. 3, 4. 1 Sam. xvii. 34—36.
G od that comforteth those that are cast down, &c.—2 Cor. vii. 6.
God, who is rich in mercy.—Eph. ii. 4.
Be not moved away from the hope of the gospel.—Col. i. 23.
Remembering, &c. your patience of hope.—1 Thess. i. 3.
We both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, ,who is the Saviour, &c.—1 Tim. iv. 10.
He ahideth faithful, hecannot deny himself.—2 Tim. ii. 13. Heb. x. 23.
Be followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises, &c. Abraham, &c. after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise, &c. Gcd willing to shew, &c. the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, &c.—Heb. vi. 12. 15. 17, 18.
Ye haveneedof patience, that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise: for yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith, &c.—Heb. x. 36—38.
Let us run with patience the race that is set before us; looking unto Jesus, &c.—Heb. xii. 1, 2.
The trying of your faith worketh patience; and let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, &c.—James i. 3, 4.
Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold the husbandman waiteth, &c. Be ye also patient; establish your hearts, &c. Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord: that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.—James v. 7,8. 11.
Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you, &c.—1 Pet. i. 13.
Wherefore let them that suffer ac
cording to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. —1 Pet. iv. 19.
Casting all your care upon him, for he oareth for you.—1 Pet. v. 7.
Perfect love casteth out fear, &c. he that feareth is not made perfect in love.—1 John iv. 18.
Keep yourselves in the love of God looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus.—Jude 21.
Sect. Xi. To walk humbly before God, abasing ourselves; opposing all high thoughts xvithiniis, and avoiding boasting; the Reasons.
The inhabitants of the world, after the flood, said they would build a tower up to heaven,and make to themselves a name,&c. but God scattered them.—Gen. xi. 1, &c.
Abraham said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes. —Gen. xviii. 27. Exod. iii. 11.
Jacob said, &c. I am not worthy of the least of all (or I am less than all) the mercies, and of all the truth which thou hast shewed uuto thy servant: for with my stafFI passed over, &c—• Gen. xxxii. 9, 10.
Pharaoh said unto Joseph, &c. I have heard sayof thee,that thou canst understand a dream, to interpret it. And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me; God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.—Gen. xli. 15, 16. Exod. iii. 11.
Moses said, &c. Thus saith the Lord, &c. How long wilt thou refuse to humble thyself before me?—Exod. x.3.
I know that the Lord is greater than all gods :for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly, he was above them.—Exod. xviii. 11.
Hath the Lord spoken only by Moses; hath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord heard, &c. and the anger of the Lord was kindled against them.—Numb. xii. 2. 9.
Korah, Dathan and Abiram, and others, gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron: and said to them, Ye take too much upon you (or it is too much for you,) seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the Lord is among them; wherefore then lift you up yourselves above the congregation of the Lord? &c. Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, &c. which said, We will not comeup, &c. God was angry, and the earth opened and swallowed them up. —Numb. xvi. 1—3. 12. 21. 31, 32.
Israel warned, that when they should be full, they should not be lifted up in heart.-Deut. viii. 10-14.
Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the Lord thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying. For my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land, &c. Understand therefore, that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it, for thy righteousness: for thou art a stiff-necked people, &c.—Deut. ix. 4—6.
Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands; and Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands; and what can he have more but the kingdom?—1 Sam. xviii. 7, 8.
I will yet be more vile than thus, and will be base in mine own sight. —2 Sam. vi. 21—23.
But thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayestbring them down. —2 Sam. xxii. 28. Obad. 3, 4.
Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself, &c. because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days.— 1 Kings xxi. 29.
Naaman was wroth, and wentaway, and said, Behold, I thought he will surely come out unto me, &c. Are not, &c. rivers of Damascus, better than all the waters of Israel? &c. So he turned, and went away in a rage, &c.—2 Kings v. 11—14.
Because their heart was tender,
and thou hast humbled thyself before the Lord, &c. behold therefore, &c. thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace, and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring, &c.— 2 Kings xxii. 19, 20.
Who am I? and whatis my people, that we should be able to oiler? &c. of thine own have we given thee.—
1 Chron. xxix. 14.
When Uzziah was strong, his heart was lifted up to his destruction.—
2 Chron. xxvi. 16.
But Hezekiah rendered not again according to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up, therefore there was wrath upon him, &c. Notwithstanding Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart (or lifting up of his heart), so that the wrath of the Lord came not upon them in the days of Hezekiah. God left him, &c. that he might know all that was in his heart.—2 Chron. xxxii. 25, 26. 31. Isa. xxxix.
Haman; his pride put him upon revenge and blood, and that proved his ruin.—Esth. iii. 5, 6. v. 5. 9, &c. vii.
What is man that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him ?—Job vii. 17. Ps. cxliv. 3. xc. 5, 6.
For vain (or empty) man would be wise; though man be born like a wild ass's colt.—Job xi. 12.
Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble? for thou writest bitter things against me.—Job xiii. 25, 26.
Man that is born of a woman is of few days and full of trouble ; he cometh forth like a flower, and is cut down: he fleeth also as a shadow, and continueth not; and dost thou open thine eyes upon such a one?— Job xiv. 1—4. Ps. cxliv. 3.
When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, There is lifting up: and he shall save the humble person.—Job xxii. 29.
The stars are not pure in his sight? how much less man that is a worm? —Job xxv. 5, 6. xxxv. 5—8.
Elihu being young, would not speak before the old men had spoken.— Job xxxi. 4—6.
Job said, Behold I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth: once have I spoken, &c. but I will proceed no farther.-Job xl. 3-5. Ezraix. 10.13.
Now mine eye seeth thee; wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.—Job xlii. 5, 6.
When I consider thy heavens, &c. what is man that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?—Ps. viii. 3, 4. Heb. ii. 6. Ps. cxliv. 3, 4.
He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.—Ps. ix. 12.x. 17.
But I am a worm, and no man.— Ps. xxii. 6.
The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.—Ps. xxxiv. IS.
Every man at his best state is altogether vanity.—Ps. xxxix. 5. 11.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.—Ps. Ii. 17.
Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree a lie; to be laid in the balance they are altogether lighter than vanity.—Ps. lxii. 9. cxlvi. 3, 4.
So foolish was I, and ignorant; I was as a beast before thee.—Ps. lxxiii. 22.
If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand ?— Ps. cxxx. 3.
Lord, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty, &c.—Ps. cxxxi. 1,2.
Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; but the proud he knoweth afar off.—Ps. cxxxviii. 6.
Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him? &c. that thou makest account of him? Man is like to vanity.—Ps. cxliv. 3, 4,.
Be not wise in thine own eyes, &c. Surely he scorneth the scorners, but
he giveth grace unto the lowly.— Prov. iii. 7. 34.
These things doth the Lord hate, a proud look (or haughtv eyes).— Prov. vi. 16, 17.
When pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom. —Prov. xi. 2.
The way of the fool is right in his own eyes.—Prov. xii. 15.
Only by pride cometh contention. —Prov. xiii. 10.
Before honour is humility.—Prov. xv. 33. xviit. 12.
All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, &c. every one that is proud in heart, is an abomination to the Lord, &c. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall; better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the prom',.— Prov. xvi.2. 5. 18, 19. xviii. 12.
Whoso mocketh the poor, reproacheth his Maker.—Prov. xvii. 5.
Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness (or bounty.)—Prov. xx. 6.
Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord pondereth the heart.—Prov. xxi. 2.
Put not forth thyself in the presence of the king, and stand not in the place of great men. For better it is that it be said unto thee, Come up hither; than that thou shouldest be put lower in the presence of the prince.—Prov. xxv. 6, 7.
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fosl than of him.—Prov. xxvi. 12.
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips. The full soul loatheth the honey-comb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.—Prov. xxvii. 2. 7.
He that is of a proud heart, stirreth up strife.—Prov. xxviii. 25.
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.—Prov. xxix. 23.
Surely I am more brutish than any