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children: speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way; when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. —Deut. xi. 18, 19.

O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end.-Deut. xxxii. 29. Lam. i. 9. Jer. xxiii. 20. xxx. 24.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night.— Josh. i. 8.

Fear the Lord, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.—1 Sam. xii. 24. 1 Chron. xvi. 12.

David hastily resolved to cut off Nabal's house: but when by Abigail's words he considered the matter, he was staid, and blessed the counsel, &c—1 Sam. xxv. 14. 39. 44.

If they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they are carried captives, and repent, &c.—1 Kings viii. 47.

Then I consulted with myself, and I rebuked the nobles.—Neh. v. 7.

Therefore am I troubled at his presence; when I consider, I am afraid of him.—Job xxiii. 15. Ps. lxxvii. 3.

He striketh them as wicked men in the open sight of others: because they turned back from him, and would not consider any of his ways.—Job xxxiv. 26, 27. Ps. xxviii. 5.

O Job, stand still and consider the

wondrous works of God. Job

xxxvii. 14. Ps. cv. 5.

Blessed is the man, &c. whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and aight.—Ps. i. 1,2.

Sin not, commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.— Ps. iv. 4. lxxvii. 6. Eccles. i. 16.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast ordained: what is man that thou art mindful of him, &c.—Ps. viii. 3, 4.

All the ends of the world shall re

member and turn unto the Lord, &c. —Ps. xxii. 27.

My heart was hot within me; while I was musing, the fire burned: then spake I with my tongue.—Ps. xxxix. 3. Luke iii. 15.

Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear: forget also thine own people, and thy father's house.—Ps. xlv. 10.

Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.—Ps. l. 22. Deut. xxxii. 18.

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips, when I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night.— Ps. lxiii. 5, 6. xlii. 6.

All men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God: for they shall wisely consider of his doing.—Ps. lxiv.9.

I have considered the days of old, &c. I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune, &c. I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High: I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old: I will meditate also on all thy works, and talk of thy doings.—Ps. lxxvii. 5, 6. 10—12.

When he slew them, &c. they remembered that God was their rock. —Ps. lxxviii. 34, 35. 41—43.

I will sing praise unto my God, &c. my meditation of him shall be sweet.—Ps. civ. 33, 34.

They forgat God their Saviour, who had done great things in Egypt, &c—Ps. cvi. 7. 20—22.

Who is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the loving-kindness of the Lord.—Ps. cvii. 43.

The works of the Lord are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein: his work is honourable, &c. he hath made his wonderful

works to be remembered. Ps.

cxi. 2—4.

Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word? &c. I will meditate in thy precepts, &c. Princes also did sit and speak against me, but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes, &c. I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies, &c. I remembered thy judgments of old, O Lord, and have comforted myself, &c. I have remembered thy name, O Lord, in the night, &c. I will consider thy testimonies, &c. Thy commandment is exceeding broad, &c. Thy law is my meditation all the day: thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies; for they are ever with me: I have more understanding than my teachers, for thy testimonies are my meditation, &c. Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.—Ps. cxix. 9. 15. 23. 48. 52. 55. 59. 78. 95—99. 148.

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!—Ps.cxxxix. 17, 18.

I remember the days of old, I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thine hands &c. my soul thirsteth after thee, &c.-Ps. cxliii. 5,6.

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established (or all thy ways shall be ordered aright). —Prov. iv. 26. Eccles. ii. 14.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard, consider her ways, and be wise.—Prov. vi. 6.

The simple believeth every word, but the prudent man looketh well to his going.—Prov. xiv. 15.

The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked pourethout evil things.—Prov. xv. 28.

The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth (or makath his mouth), &c.— Prov. xvi. 23.

A wicked man hardeneth his face; but as for the upright, he directeth (or considered) his way.—Prov. xxi. 29.

When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee, and put a knife to thy throat, &c.—Prov. xxiii. 1, 2.

Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God: and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools; for they consider not that they do evil: be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God; for God is in heaven.—Eccles. v. 1,2.

Consider the work of God: for who can make that straight which be hath made crooked? &c. in the day of adversity consider.—Eccles. vii. 13, 14.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth.—Eccles. xii. 1.

The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Ah, sinful nation!—Isa. i. 3,4.

They regard not the work of the Lord, neither consider the operation of his hands: therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge.—Isa. v. 12, 13. Ps. xxviii. 5.

That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this, and the Holy One of Israel hath created it.—Isa. xli. 20.

Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.— Isa. xliii. 18.

God, complaining of the sottishness of the makers and worshippers of idols, saith, None considereth in his heart, neither is there knowledge or understanding to say, I have burnt part of it in the fire, &c. and shall I make the residue thereof an abomination? shall I fall dowp to the stock of a tree?—Isa. xliv. 17—19.

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away; none considering that the righteous is taken from the evil to come.—Isa. lvii. 1.

Thou meetest him, &c. those that Isa.

remember thee in thy ways. Ixiv. 5.

This I recall to my mind, therefore have 1 hope. It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed.-Lam. iii. 20—22.

They shall remember me among the nations, whither they shall be carried captives.—Ezek. vi. 9.

Son of man, prepare thee stuff for removing, and remove by day in their sight, &c. it may be they will consider, though they be a rebellious house. —Ezek. xii. 3.

Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, &c. behold, I will recompense, &c.—Ezek. xvi. 23. 43. 61.

And lo, if he beget a son that seeth all his father's sins which he hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like, &c. he shall not die for the iniquity of his father. — Ezek. xviii. 14—17.28.

There shall ye remember your ways, &c. and ye shall lothe yourselves, &c. — Ezek. xx. 43. vi. 9. xxxvi. 31.

When I would have healed Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim was discovered, &c. and they consider not in their hearts, that I remember all their wickedness: now their own doings have beset them about, they are before my face.—Hosea vii. 1, 2.

When my soul fainted within me, I remembered the Lord. — Jonah ii. 7.

Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Consider (or set you hearts upon) your ways.—Hag. i. 5. 7.

Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, &c. Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, &c. And why take ye thought for raiment? consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet Solomon, &c.— Matt. vi. 25, 26. 28—30.

Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's cye.but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye ?—Matt. vii. 3.

The disciples (for want of consideration) said, To what purpose is this waste? for this ointment might have been sold for much, &c. Jesus Said, Why trouble ye the woman, for she hath wrought a good work upon me.—Matt. xxvi. 7—11.

The wind ceased, and they were sore amazed, &c. and wondered ; for they considered not the miracle of the loaves, for their heart was hardened. —Markvi. 51, 52.

All they that heard it, wondered, &c. but Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.— Luke ii. 17—19. i. 29. 65, 66.

All men mused (or reasoned, or debated) in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ or not.— Luke iii. 15.

Which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he hath sufficient to finish it? &c.—Luke xiv. 28—31.

The prodigal, when he came to himself, said, How many hired servants of my father have bread I &c. ,—Luke xv. 17.

Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what you shall answer: for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, &c. Luke xxi. 14, 15.

Nor consider that it is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people.—John xi. 49, 50.

Peter rashly said to Jesus, Thou shall never wash my feet: but when Jesus had said, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me: Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. —John xiii. 8, 9.

These things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them.— John xvi. 4.

They of the circumcision contended with Peter for going in to the Gentiles, till they had considered the grounds which Peter rehearsed to them.—Acts xi. l,&c.

While we look not at the things

CHAP. XXX.

OF THE THOUGHTS, MIND AND
AFFECTIONS.

which are seen, but at the things which are not seen.—2 Cor. iv. 18.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be An heart that deviseth wicked imagitenapted.—Gal.vi. 1. nations, Godhateth.-Prov.vi. 16. 18.

Brethren, be followers together of And God saw that the wickedness me, and mark them which walk so, of man was great in the earth, and as ye have us for an example.—Phil, that every imagination of the thoughts iii. 17. of his heart was only evil continually.

Meditate upon these things: give —Gen. vi. 5. viii. 21. thyself wholly to them, &c. Consider If they shall bethink themselves what I say, and the Lord give thee (or bring back their heart) in the understanding in all things.—1 Tim. land whither they were carried capiv. 15. 2 Tim. ii. 7. tives, and repent, &c.—1 Kings viii.

Wherefore, holy brethren, parta- 47. Deut. xxx. 1,2. kers of the heavenly calling, consider The Lord searcheth all hearts, and the Apostle and High Priest of our understandeth all the imaginations of profession, Christ Jesus, who was the thoughts, <Src.—1 Chron. xxviii. 9. faithful to him that appointed him.— I have made a covenant with my Heb. iii. 1, 2. eyes, why then should I think upon a

Now consider how great this man maid?—Jobxxxi. 1. was, unto whom even the patriarch The wicked, &c. will not seek after Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils. God. God is not in all his thoughts —Heb. vii. 4. (or all his thoughts are, there is no

And let us consider one another, to God).—Ps. x. 4. provoke unto love and to good works. We have thought of thy loving—Heb. x. 24. kindness, O God, in the midst of thy

Let us run with patience the race temple.—Ps. xlviii. 9. cxxxix. 17. that is set before us: looking unto Their inward thought is, that their Jesus, &c. for consider him that en- houses shall continue for ever, and dured such contradiction of sinners theirdwellingplaces, &c.-Ps.xlix. 11. against himself, lest ye be wearied, Thou thoughtest that I was altoand faint in your minds.—Heb. xii. gether such a one as thyself, &c.— 1—3. Ps. l. 21.

Remember them which have the My soul shall be satisfied as with rule over you, who have spoken unto marrow, &c. when I remember thee you the word of God: whose faith upon my bed.—Ps. lxiii. 5, 6. follow, considering the end of their When I thought to know this, it conversation.—Heb. xiii. 7. was too painful for me, until I went

Remember ye the words which were into the sanctuary, &c. — Ps. lxxiii. spoken before of the apostles of our 16, 17.

Lord Jesus Christ. — Jude 17. Luke The Lord knoweth the thoughts of xxii. 61. xxiv. 6. 8. John ii. 17. 22. man, that they are vanity, &c. la xvi. 4. xii. 16. the multitude of my thoughts within

Remember therefore from whence me, thy comforts delight my soul.—, thou art fallen, and repent, and do Ps. xciv. 11. 19. thy first works, &c.—Rev. ii. 5. I thought on my ways, and turned

Remember therefore how thou hast my feet unto thy testimonies, &c. I received, and hold fast, and repent. hate vain thoughts; but thy law do I —Rev. iii. 3. love.—Ps.cxix. 59.113.

Thou knowest my down sitting.

and mine uprising, thou understand- from wickedness, that thou mayest

est my thought afar off, &c. Search be saved: how long shall thy vain

me,0 God, and know my heart; try thoughts lodge within thee?-Jer.iv. 14. me, and know my thoughts.—Ps. Neither say they in their heart,

exxxix. 2. 23. Let us now fear the Lord our God

His breath goeth forth, he return- that giveth rain.—Jer. v. 24. eth to his earth; in that very day his Behold, I will bring evil upon this

people,even the fruit of their thoughts. —Jer. vi. 19.

Thus saith the Lord, &c. I know the things that come into your mind,

thoughts perish.—Ps. cxlvi. 4

The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceit.—Prov. xii. 5.

The thoughts of the wicked are an every one of them.—Ezek. xi. 5, abomination to the Lord.-Prov.xv.26. Then the king's countenance was Commit thy works unto the Lord, changed, and his thoughts troubled and thy thoughts shall be established, him, so that the joints of his loins —Prov. xvi. 3. were loosed.—Dan. v. 6.

The thoughts of the diligent tend- A book of remembrance was written eth only to plenteousness: but of before him, for them that feared the every one that is hasty, only to want. Lord, and that thought upon his —Prov. xxi. 5. name.—Mai. iii. 16.

Eat thou not the bread of him that Take no thought for your life, &c. hath an evil eye: for as he ihinketh Which of you by taking thought can in his heart, so is he: eat and drink, add one cubit to his stature? And saith he to thee; but his heart is not why take ye thought for raiment? &c. with thee.—Prov. xxiii. 6, 7. Take therefore no thought for the

The thought of foolishness is sin. morrow, for the morrow shall take —Prov. xxiv. 9. thought for the things of itself: suffi

If thou hast thought evil, lay thine cient unto the day is the evil thereof, hand upon thy mouth.-Prov.xxx. 32. —Matt.vi. 25. 27, 28. 31. 34.

Curse not the king, no not in thy Jesus, knowing their thoughts, thought; and curse not the rich in thy said, Wherefore think ye evil in your bedchamber; for the bird of the air hearts?—Matt. ix. 4. Mark ii. 8. shall carry the voice, and that which But when they deliver you up, take hath wings shall tell the matter.— no thought how or what you shall Eccles. x. 20. speak; for it shall be given you in

0 Assyria, &c. I will send him that same hour what you shall speak: against an hypocritical nation, &c. for it is not ye that speak, but the howbeit, he meaneth not so, neither Spirit of your Father which speaketh doth his heart think so; but it is in in you.—Matt. x. 19, 20.

his heart to destroy, and cut off A good man out of the good treanations not a few.—Isa. x. 5—7. sure of the heart bringeth forth good

Let the wicked man forsake his things: and an evil man out of the way, and the unrighteous man his evil treasurebringeth forth evil things. thoughts: and let him return unto —Matt. xii. 35. the Lord.—Isa. lv. 7. For out of the heart proceed evil

Their thoughts are thoughts of ini- thoughts, murders, &c—Matt. xv. 19. quity; wasting and destruction are When Mary saw the angel, she was in their paths.—Isa. lix.7. troubled at his saying, and cast in her

1 have spread out my hands all the mind what manner of salutation this day unto a rebellious people, which should be, &c. He hath scattered walketh in a way that is not good, the proud in the imagination of their after their own thoughts.- -Isa. lxv. 2. hearts.—Luke i. 29. 51.

O Jerusalem, wash thine heart This child is set for the fall and

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