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known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? but we have the mind of Christ—1 Cor. ii. 2. 7, 8. 10—12.14.16. Ps.xcii. 5, 6.

If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.—1 Cor. iii. 18.

Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? &c. Know ye not that your bodies? &c.—1 Cor. vi. 2, 3. 15.

We know that we all have knowledge: knowledge puficth up, but charity edih'cth; and if any man think he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know, &c. We know that an idol is nothing, &c. Howbeit, there is not in every man that knowledge.— 1 Cor. viii. 1, 2. 4. 7.

I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud.—1 Cor. x. 1,2.

To another, the word of knowledge by the same spirit.—1 Cor. xii. 8.

Though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, &c. and have not charity, I am nothing, &c. Whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away; for we know in part &c. Now we see through a glass, darkly (or in a riddle), but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know, even as also I am known.—1 Cor. xiii. 2.8—10. 12. Job viii. 9.

If any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.—1 Cor. xiv. 38.

Some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.—

1 Cor. xv. 34.

Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.—2 Cor. ii. 11.

But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same veil, untaken away, in the reading of the Old Testament, &c. When Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart.—

2 Cor. iii. 14, 15.

If our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost; in whom the god

of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not; lest the light of the glorious gospel, \'c. should shine in them, &c. God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.—2 Cor. iv. 3, 4. 6.

We know that if our earthly house, &c. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men, &c. Henceforth know we no man after the flesh: yea, though we have known Christ after the flesh, yet now henceforth know we him no more.—2 Cor. v. 1. 11. 16.

Therefore as ye abound in every thing, in faith, in utterance, and knowledge.—2 Cor. viii. 7.

Howbeit then, when ye knew not God, ye did service unto them, which by nature are no gods: but now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn you? &c—Gal. iv. 8, 9.

Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, &c. That God, &c. may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him; the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that ye may know what is the hope, &c— Eph. i.9. 17—19.

The mystery of Christ, which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as, &c. that ye may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, &c. and to know the loveof Christ which passeth knowledge.—Eph. iii. 4, 5. 18, 19.

He gave some apostles, &c. Till we all come iu the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, &c. Walk not as other Gentiles, &c. having the understanding darkened; being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them; because of the blindness or hardness of their heart.—Eph. iv. 11—13. 17, 18. 1 Thess. iv. 4,5.

Proving whatis acceptable unto the

Lord, &c. understanding what the will of the Lord is.—Eph. v. 10. 17.

That your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and all judgment, &c.—Phil. i. 9.

I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus, &c. That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, &c.— Phil.iii.8. 10.

Since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. We desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom, and spiritual understanding, &c. increasing in the knowledge of God, &c. the saints, to whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ, &c.—Col. i. 6. 9, 10. 26, 27.

Unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ; in whom (or wherein) are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.-Col. ii.2,3.

The new man, which is renewed in knowledge, after the image of him that created him.—Col. iii. 10.

Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God: for our gospel came not unto you in word only, but also in power.—1 Thess. i. 4, 5.

I would not have you to be ignorant brethren,concerning them which are asleep.—1 Thess. i. 4, 5.

Taking vengeance on them that know not God.—2 Thess. i. 8.

Desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm: but we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully,&c. But I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly, in unbelief.—1 Tim. i. 7, 8. 13.

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.—1 Tim. ii. 4.

If any man teach otherwise, &c. he is proud, knowing nothing; but doating about questions and strifes of words.— 1 Tim. vi. 3, 4.

They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him.—Titus i. 16.

They do always err in their hearts, and they have not known my ways. —Heb. iii. 10.

Every high priest taken from among men, &c. who can have compassion on the ignorant, &c. concerning whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing, &c.—Heb. v. 1, 2. 11, 12.

If we sin wilfully, after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, &c—Heb. x. 26. 2 Pet. ii. 20,21.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, &c.—James i. 5.

Who is a wise man, and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew, out of a good conversation, his works with meekness of wisdom.— James iii. 13.

To him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.— James iv. 17.

Not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts, in your ignorance.— 1 Pet. i. 14.

With well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.— 1 Pet. ii. 13.

Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, &c. Add,&c. to virtue, knowledge, &c. If these things be in you and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ: but he who lacketh these things is blind, &c. Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of private interpretation.—2 Pet. i. 2, 3. 5. 8, 9. 20.

But these, &c. speak evil of the things that they understand not, &c. If, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world, through the knowledge of the Lord, &c. it had been better for them not to have known, &c—2 Pet. ii. 12. 20, 21. Jude 1.

CHAP. XXXVII.

OF THIS PRESENT WORLD; ITS
RICHES, HONOURS, AND PLEA-
SURES: THE USE OF THEM; THE
SNARES AND TEMPTATIONS IH
THEM: OUR DUTY IN RELATION
TO THEM.

This they are willingly ignorant of, x&c be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day, &c. Paul, &c. in all his epistles, &c. in which are some things hard to be understood; which they that are unlearned and unstable,wrest, &c. seeing ye know, &c. Grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.~2 Pet. iii. 5. 8.15-18.

Hereby we do know that we know While the earth remaineth, seedhim, if we keep his commandments, time and harvest, and cold and heat, He that saith, I know him, and, &c. and summer and winter, and day and 1 write unto you, fathers, because ye night, shall not cease.—Gen. viii.22. have known him, &c. ye know all And Abraham was very rich in things, &c. as the same anointing cattle, in silver, and in gold, &c. Lot teacheth you of all things,&c.~Uohn also went with Abraham, &c. their ii. 3, 4. 13. 20, 21. 27. 29. substance was great, so that they

Therefore the world knoweth us could not dwell together.—Gen. xiii. not, because it knew him not, &c. 2. 5, 6. Job i. 3. Gen. xxvi. 12—14. Whosoever sinneth, hath not seen If God will be with me, and keep him, neither known him; we know that me in this way that I go, and give me we have passed from death to life, bread to eat and raiment to put on, &c. Hereby we know that we are of &c. then shall the Lord be my God. the truth, &c—1 John iii. 1. 6. 14. —Gen. xxviii. 20, 21. 19. v. 2. When Rachel said, Give me ehil

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God, dren, &c. Jacob said, Am I in God's &c. he that knoweth God, heareth us, stead, who hath withheld? &c—Gen. &c. Hereby know we the spirit of xxx. 1, 2. xxxiii. 5. truth, and the spirit of error, &c. All the earth is mine, said the Lord Every one that loveth is born of God, to Moses.—Exod. xix. 5. and knoweth God; hethat loveth not, God gave inventions to men, to do knoweth not God; we have known, work of divers sorts.—Exod. xxxv. and believed the love that God hath xxxvi. xxxvii. &c. to us.—I John iv. 2. 6—8. 16. Thou shalt not covet thy neigh

That ye may know that ye have hour's house, &c. nor any thine that eternal life, &c. We know that who- is thy neighbour's.—Exod. xxri7. soever is born of God, sinneth not, Israel also wept, and said, Who &c. We know that we are of God, shall give us flesh to eat? &c. and and the whole world lieth in wickedness; and we know that the Son of God is come, &c.— 1 John v. 13. 13—20.

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1 Cor. x. 6. 10.

Balaam, upon great rewards offered by Balak, went out, being desired to

These speak evil of those things curse Israel.—Numb. xxii. which they know not.—Jude 10. He fed thee with manna, &c. that

All the churches shall know, that I he might make thee know that man ana he which searcheth the reins and doth not live by bread only, but, &c* hearts.—Rev. ii. 23. thy raiment waxed not old, &c. The

And knowest not that thou art Lord thy God bringeth thee into a wretched, and miserable, and poor, good land, &c. wherein thou shalt eat and blind, and naked.—Rev. iii. 17. bread without scarceness, &c. when

thou hast eaten and art full, then thou

shalt bless the Lord thy God, for the

good land which he hath given thee.

Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, &c. lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, and hast built goodly houses, &c. then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord, &c. and thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth: but thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth.—Deut. viii. 3, 4. 7—14. 17, 18. Matt. iv. 4.

I will give you the rain, &c. that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil; and I will send grass, &c.—Deut. xi. 15.

Jeshurun waxed fat, &c. then he forsook God, which made him, and lightly esteemed, &c.-Deut. xxxii. 15.

Achan's covetousness and worldliness was Israel's trouble, and his own ruin.—Josh. vii. 1. 20, 21. 25, 26.

The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich: he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, &c—1 Sam. ii. 7, 8. Ps. lxxv. 6,7. Dan. iv. 17. 32.

Saul said to Samuel, I have sinned; yet honour me now, I pray thee, before the elders of my people, and before Israel, and turn again with me, Sec.—1 Sam. xv. 30.

The women, &c. said, Saul had 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, &c. and what can he have more but the kingdom? and Saul eyed David from that day forward.—1 Sam. xviii. 6—9.

God said unto Solomon, because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life, neither hast asked riches, &c. I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches and honour.— 1 Kings iii. 9—13.

Ahab's covetous desire of Naboth's vineyard, made him sick with discontent.— 1 Kings xxi. 1—4.

Gehazi, Elisha's servant, for his covetousness, punished with leprosy, —2 Kings v. 20—27.

Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, &c. both riches and honour come of thee, &c.—1 Chron. xxix. 11, 12. Deut. x. 14.

Haman, then next the king, boasted of his riches, honour, and worldly advantages; yet, so ambitious was be, that because Mordecai did not bow to him, he saith, All the rest availeth me nothing.—Esth. v. 9—13.

Hast thou not made a hedge about him? &c. Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased,&c. Job said (when he was spoiled of all), Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.—Job i. 10. 21. The wicked, &c. he hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again; God shall cast then out of his belly, &c. In the fulness of his sufficiency he shall be in straits. —Job xx. 15. 22.

The wicked live and prosper often in every thing of this world.—Job xxi. 7-13. Jer.xii. 1,2. Ps.lxxiii.3,&c. What is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? &c. though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay; be may prepare it, but the just shall put it on, &c.—Job xxvii. 8. 16, 17.

If I have made gold my hope, or have said to fine gold, Thou ait my confidence: if I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much, &c —Job xxxi. 24, 25. 38, 39.

Who accepteth not the persons of princes; nor regardeth the rich more than the poor: for they are all the works of his hands.—Job xxxiv. 19. Deliver my soul, &c. from men of the world, who have their portion ia this life; whose bellies thou fillest, &c. they leave the rest of their substance to their babes.-Ps. xvii. 13, 14.

The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness thereof, &c.—Ps. xxiv. 1.

A little that a righteous man hath, is better than the riches of many wicked, &c. I have been young,and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread, &c. 1 have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay-tree; yet he passed away.—Ps. xxxvii. 16. 25. 35, 36.

Every man walketh in a vain show; surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.—Ps. xxxix.6.

They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches; none can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him, &c. Wise men die, likewise the foolish, &c. and leave their wealth to others: their inward thought is, that their houses shall continue for ever, &c. they call their lands by their own name: nevertheless, man being in honour, abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish, &c. Be notthou afraid, when one is made rich, when the glory of his house is increased; for when he dietb, he shall carry nothing away, his glory shall not descend after him. —Ps. xlix. 6, 7. 10—12. 16,17. 20.

Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills, &c. If I were hungry, I would not tell thee; for the world is mine, and the fulness thereof.—Ps. I. 10. 12.

Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength, but trusted in the abundance of his riches.—Ps. Hi. 7.

Men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie, &c. If riches increase, set not your heart upon them.—Ps. lxii. 9, 10.

Thou visitest the earth, and waterestit; thou greatly enrichest it: with the river of God, which is full of water, thou preparest them corn, &c. Thou waterest the ridges, &c.—Ps. lxv. 9, &c. Deut. xi. 14, 15. Job xxxvii. 11—13. v. 10.

These are the Ungodly who prosper in the world; they increase riches.— Ps. lxxiii. 7. 12.

And they tempted God in their heart, by asking meat for their lust. —Ps. lxxviii. 18. cvi. 14, 15.

He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth, and wine, &c. These all wait upon thee, that thou mayest give them their meat in due season, &c—Ps. civ. 14, 15. 27, 28. cxlv. 15. cxlvii. 8, 9.

The heavens are the Lord's; but the earth hath he given to the children of men.—Ps. cxv. 16.

He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; a fruitful land into barrenness, &c. he turneth the wilderness into a standing water, &c. He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly, &c—Ps. cvii. 33—39.

He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, &c. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.—Ps. cxiii. 7—9. exxviii. 3.

Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.—Ps. cxix. 36.

So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain, which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.—Prov. i. 19.

Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase; so shall thy barns be filled with plenty.—Prov. iii. 9, 10.

Go to the ant, thou sluggard, &c. Yet a little sleep, &c. So shall thy poverty come as one that travaileth. —Prov.vi.6. 10, 11.

The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty: the blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.—Prov. x. 15. 22. xviii. 11.

Riches profit not in the day of wrath, &c. There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that

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