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PATIENCE. teacheth man knowledge shall he not know ? Ps. xcv. 2.

XXV. Patience toward God. Ps. xxxvii. Ps. cvii. 17. Fools, because of their 7. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently transgressions, and because of iniquities, for him; fret not thyself because of him are afflicted.

who prospereth in his way, because of the Prov. i. 7. The fear of the Lord is the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. beginning of knowledge ; but fools de- xl. 1. I waited patiently for the Lord, spise wisdom and instruction.

and he heard me. Ver. 32. The prosperity of fools shall Luke viii. 15. The seed sown on the destroy them.

good ground, are they which is in an honest ix. 6. Forsake the foolish and live; and and good heart, having heard the word, go in the way of understanding. kecp it, and bring forth fruit with pa

xiv. 9. Fools make a mock at sin. tience.

xv. 21. Folly is joy to him that is des- xxi. 19. In your patience possess your titute of wisdom; but a man of under- souls. standing walketh uprightly.

Rom. ii. 6. To them who by patient xix. 13. The foolishness of man per- continuing in well-doing, seek for glory, verteth his way, and his heart fretieth honour, and immortality, God will give against the Lord.

eternal life. Ver. 7. xxi. 30. There is no wisdom nor un. v. 3. 4. We glory in tribulation ; knowderstanding, nor counsel against the ing that tribulation worketh patience; and Lord.

patience experience, and experience hope. xxiv. 9. The thought of foolishness is Ch. xii. 12. sin.

viii. 25. If we hope for that we see xxvi. 10. The great God, that formed not, then do we with patience wait for it. all things, rewardeth the fool and the xii. 12. Rejoicing in hope; patient in transgressor.

tribulation; continuing instant in prayer. xxx. 2, 3. I am more brutish than xv. 4. Whatsoever things were writany man, and have not the understand. ten aforetime were written for our learning of a man. I neither learned wis- ing, that we through patience and comdom, nor have the knowledge of the fort of the Scriptures might have hope. holy.

2 Cor. vi. 4.' In all things approving Éccl. v. 1. In the house of God, be ourselves as the ministers of Christ, in more ready to hear than to offer the sa- much patience, in afflictions, in distresses, crifice of fools.

in necessities. Ver. 4. God hath no pleasure in fools. xii. 12. The signs of an apostle were

vii. 5. I applied mine heart to know wrought among you in all patience, in the wickedness of folly.

signs, and wonders, and mighty deeds. Jer. iv. 22. My people is foolish; they Col. i. 11. Strengthened with all might. have not known me: they are wise to do according to his glorious power, unto all evil, but to do good they have no know might, according to his glorious power, ledge. Ch. v. 4. 21.-3.8.

unto all patience and long-suffering, with viii. 9. They have rejected the word joyfulness. of the Lord; and what wisdom is in 1 Thess. i. 2, 3. We give thanks, rethem? Ch. xxiii. 13.

membering your work of faith, and labour Matt. vii. 26. He that doeth not Christs of love, and patience of hope in our Lord sayings, is like unto a foolish man. Jesus Christ, in the sight of God our

xxv. 3. See the parable of the foolish Father. virgins.

2 Thess. i. 4. We glory in you for Luke xii. 20. God said, Thou fool, your patience and faith, in all your perthis night shall thy soul be required of secutions and tribulations. thee.

iii. 5. The Lord direct your hearts into Ver. 21. So is every one that layeth the love of God, and into the patient up treasure for himself

, and is not rich waiting for Christ. toward God. See Numb. xii. 11. 1 Sam. Heb. vi. 12. Be ye followers of them, xiii. 13. 2 Sam. xxiv. 10. Matt. xxiii. who through faith and patience inherit 17. 19. Mark vii. 22. Luke xi. 40.- the promises.- Ver. 15. Abraham, after xxiv. 25. Rom. i. 21. Gal. iii. 1. 3. 1 he had patiently endured, obtained the Pet. ii. 15.

promise.

278 Contentment, &c.-Grudging.-Meekness. CHAP. XVII.

Heb. x. 36. Ye have need of patience, Tit. ii. 1, 2. Speak thou the things that after ye have done the will of God that become sound doctrine, that the aged ye might receive the promise.

men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in xii. 1. Let us run with patience the the faith, in charity, in patience. race set before us, &c.

2 Pet. i. 5. Add to your faith, virtue, James i. 3, 4. The trying of your faith knowledge, temperance, patience, godliworketh patience. Let patience have her ness, brotherly-kindness, and charity. perfect work, that ye may be entire, want. ing nothing v. 7, 8. Be patient unto the coming

CONTENTMENT. of the Lord. The husbandman hath long patience. Be ye also patient, stablish XXVII. Contentment. Luke ii, 14. yourselves; for the coming of the Lord John Baptist said to the soldiers, Be condraweth nigh.

tent with your wages Ver. 10, 11. Take the prophets, who Phil. iv. 11. Paul said, I have learned have spoken in the name of the Lord, for in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be an example of suffering affliction with pa- content. tience. Ye have heard of the patience of 1 Tim. vi. 6. Godliness with content. Job, and have seen the end of the Lord, ment is great gain.-Ver. 8. Having food that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender and raiment, let us therewith be content. inercy.

Heb. xiii. 5. Lest your conversation be 1 Pet. ii. 20. If when ye do well and without covetousness, and be content with suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is such things as ye have; for he hath said, accepted with God.

I will never leave thee nor forsake thee. Rev. i. 9. I John am your brother and companion in tribulation, and in the king. dom and patience of Jesus Christ.

DISCONTENT, MURMURING. ii. 2, 3. I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou XXVIII. Discontent, murmuring. Lam. hast borne, and hast patience for my iii. 39. Wherefore doth a living man comname's sake, and hast laboured, and hast plain, a man for the punishment of hissins? not fainted.

1 Cor. x. 10. Neither murmur ye, as Ver. 19. I know thy works, and cha- some of the Jews murmured, and were derity, and service, and faith, and patience. stroyed. See the murmurings of the Jews

iii. 10. Because thou hast kept the and their punishments: Exod. xv. 24. For word of my patience, I also will keep drink. Ch. xvi. 2 to 12. For bread. Numb. thee from the hour of temptation. xiv. 2. 27. 29. 36. When they heard an evil

xiii. 10. Here is the patience and faith report of the promised land. Ch. xvi. 11.41. of the saints.

Corah and his company about the priestxiv. 12. Here is the patience of the hood. : saints; here are they that keep the com. Phil. ii. 14. Do all things without murmandments of God, and the faith of Jesus. murings and disputings.

Jude 16. Murmurers, complainers, XXVI. Patience toward men. Eccl. vii. walking after their own lusts. 8. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.

GRUDGING. 1 Thess. v. 14. Be patient toward all

XXIX. Grudging. Lev. xix. 18. Thou 1 Tim. iii. 3. A bishop must be blame. shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge less, patient.

against the children of thy people. vi. 11. O man of God, follow after 2 Cor. ix. 7. Give to the poor, not righteousness, godliness, faith, love, pa- grudgingly. tience, meekness.

James v. 9. Grudge not one against 2 Tim. ii. 24. The servant of the Lord another, lest ye be condemned. must be gentle to all men, apt to teach, 1 Pet. iv. 9. Use hospitality one to anpatient.

other, without grudging. ii. 10, 11. Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith,

MEEKNESS. long-suffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictions.

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quired. Gal. vi. 1. If a man be overtaken judge the poor, and reprove with equity, in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore for the meek of the earth. such an one in the spirit of meekness. xxix. 19. The meek shall increase their

Eph. iv. 1, 2. Walk worthy of the joy in the Lord. vocation wherewith ye are called; with Ixi. 1. The Lord hath appointed me to all lowliness, and meekness, and long- preach glad tidings to the meek. suffering.

Zeph. ii. 3. Seek the Lord all ye meek 1 Tim. vi. 11. Follow after righteous of the earth, which have wrought his ness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meek- judgments; seek righteousness, seek meek

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shall be hid in the day 2 Tim. ii. 25. In meekness instructing of the Lord's anger. those that oppose themselves.

Matt. v. 5. Blessed are the meek, for Tit. iii. 2. Shewing all meekness to all they shall inherit the earth.

I Pet. iii. 4. The ornament of a meek James iii. 13. Who is a wise man and and quiet spirit is in the sight of God of endued with wisdom amongst you ? let great price. him shew out of a good conversation his works, with meekness of wisdom.

HUMILITY. 1 Pet. iii. 15. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you, XXXIV. Humility toward God. Deut. a reason of the hope that is in you, with viii. 2, 3. The Lord thy God led thee forty meckness and fear.

years in the wilderness to humble thee.

He humbled thee, and suffered thee to XXXI. How produced. Gal. v. 23. The hunger, and fed thee with manna. fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,

Mic. vi. 8. What doth the Lord thy long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, God require of thee, but to do justly, and meekness, temperance.

to love mercy, and to walk humbly with

thy God? XXXII. Examples of meckness. Numb. James iv. 10. Humble yourselves in xii. 3. Moses was very meek.

the sight of the Lord, and he shall exalt Matt. xxi. 5. Behold thy King (Jesus) you. 1 Pet. v. 6. cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon Isa. lxii. 11. Zech. ix. 9.

XXXV. Humility toward men. Prov. 2 Cor. x. 1. I beseech you by the meek. vi. 3. Humble thyself, make sure thy ness and gentleness of Christ, &c. friend.

Col. iii. 12. Put on (as the elect of xxv. 6, 7. Put not forth thyself in the God) bowels of mercies, kindness, hum- presence of the king, and stand not in bleness of mind, meekness, long-suffer- the place of great men. For better it is ing

that it be said unto thee, Come up hither,

than that thou shouldst be put lower. XXXIII. Promises to the meek. Ps. Luke xiv. 8. 10. xxii. 26. The meek shall eat, and shall

Jer. xlv. 5. Seekest thou great things be satisfied.

for thyself? Seek them not. xxv.9. The meek will he guide in Matt. xx. 26–28. Whosoever shall be judgment, and the meek will he teach his great among you, let him be your minisway.

ter. Whosoever will be chief

among you, xxxvii. 11. The meek shall inherit the let him be your servant. Even as the earth, and shall delight themselves in Son of man came not to be ministered abundance of peace.

unto, but to minister. xlv. 4. In thy majesty ride prosper- Rom. xii. 3. I say, through the grace ously, because of truth, and meekness, given unto me, to every man that is and righteousness.

among you, not to think of himself more lxxvi. 9. God arose to judgment, to highly than he ought to think; but to save all the meek of the earth.

think soberly, according as God has dealt cxlvii. 6. The Lord lifteth up the to every man the measure of faith.–Ver. meck, and casteth the wicked down to 16. Mind not high things, but condescend the ground.

to men of low estate. cxlix. 7. The Lord will beautify the Eph. v. 21. Submit yourselves one to meek with salvation.

another, in the fear of God. Isa. xi. 4. With righteousness shall he 1 Pet. v. 5. All of you be subject

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humble person.

one to another; and be ye clothed with therefore there was wrath upon him.humility:

Ver. 26. Hezekiah humbled himself for Phil. ii. 3. In lowliness of mind let the pride of his heart; so the wrath of each esteem other better than themselves. the Lord came not upon bim. See Ahab,

1 Kings xxi. 29.-Rehoboam, 2 Chron. xii. XXXVI. Promises to the humble. Job 6, 7. 12.-Manasseh, 2 Chron. xxxiii. 12. xxii. 29. God shall save the humble 19.-Nebuchadnezzar, Dan. iv. 30 to 37. person.

Ps. ix. 12. God forgetteth not the cry XXXVIII. Examples of Humility. Je. of the humble.

sus Christ. Matt. xi. 29. Jesus said, s. 17. O Lord, thou hast heard the Take my yoke upon you, and learn of desire of the humble; thou wilt prepare me; for I am meck and lowly in heart: their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to and ye shall find rest unto your souls. hear.

XX. 28. The Son of man came not to cxxxviii. 9. Though the Lord be high, be ministered unto, but to minister, and yet hath he respect to the lowly. to give his life a ransom for many.

Prov. xv. 33. Before honour is humility. John xiii. 5. Jesus poured water into Ch. xviii. 12

a bason, and began to wash the disciples' xvi. 19. Better is it to be of an humble feet.-Ver. 12-15. After he had washed spirit with the lowly, than to divide the their feet, he said unto them, Know ye spoil with the proud.

what I have done unto you? Ye call me xxii. 4. By humility and the fear of Master and Lord, and ye say well, for so the Lord, are riches, and honour, and I am: If I then, your Lord and Master, life.

have washed your feet, ye also ought to xxix. 23. Honour shall uphold the wash one another's feet. For I have given

you an example, that ye should do as I Isa. lvii. 15. The Lord saith, I dwell have done to you. with him that is of an humble and con- Phil. ii. 5–8. Let this mind be in you trite spirit. Ch. lxvi. 2.

which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being Matt. v. 3. Blessed are the poor in in the form of God, thought it no robbery spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of hea- to be equal with God; yet made himself ven,

of no reputation, and took upon him the xviii. 4. Whosoever shall humble him- form of a servant, and was made in the self as this little child, the same shall be likeness of men; and being found in fagreatest in the kingdom of heaven. shion as a man, he humbled himself, &c.

xxiii. 12. Whosoever humbleth him. self shall be exalted. Luke xiv. 11.

XXXIX. The Elect. Col. ii. 12. Put James iv. 6. God resisteth the proud, on as the elect of God, holy and bebut giveth grace to the humble. Prov. loved, bowels of mercy, kindness, humble. iii. 31.

ness of mind, meekness, long-suffering,

forbearing one another in love. Eph. XXXVII. Promises to humbled sinners. iv. 2. Lev. xxvi. 41, 42. if their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they accept of

XL. Humbled saints : their erpressions. the punishment of their iniquities, then Gen. xviii. 27. Abraham said, Behold, will I remember my covenani. 2 Chron. now I have taken upon me to speak vii. 14.

unto the Lord, who am but dust and 2 Kings xxii. 19, 20. Because thine ashes. heart (Josiah) was tender, and thou hast xxxii. 9, 10. Jacob said, O God I am humbled thyself before the Lord, and hast not worthy of the least of thy mercies, rent thy clothes, and wept before me, and of all the truth, which thou hast I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. shewed unto thy servant. Behold, therefore, I will gather thee unto xli. 16. Joseph said, It is not in me to thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered give an answer; God shall give an aninto thy grave in peace; and thine eyes swer of peace. Dan. ii, 30. shall not see all the evil which I will Exod. iii. 11. Moses said unto God, bring upon this place.

Who am I, that I should go unto Pha2 Chron. xxxii. 25. Hezekiah rendered raoh, and that I should bring forth the not again according to the benefit done children of Israel out of Egypt ? unto him, for his heart was lifted up; 1 Chron. xxix. 14. David said, What

us,

am I, and what is my people, that we who am less than the least of all saints, should be able to offer so willingly after is this grace given. this sort? All things come of thee, and

2 Cor. iii. 5. Not that we are sufficient of thine own have we given thee. See (of ourselves to think any thing as of our. 2 Sam. vii. 19. Thou hast spoken of thy selves, but our sufficiency is of God. servant's house for a great while to xii. 10. When I am weak, then am I come, &e.

strong Job vii. 17. Job said, What is man Gal. ii. 20. I live; yet not I, but Christ that thou shouldest magnify him, and liveth in me. that thou shouldest set thine heart upon Phil. iii. 12–14. Not as though I had him ?

already attained, either were already perviii. 9. We are but of yesterday, and fect. I count not myself to have appreknow nothing. Ch. iv. 19. Crushed be- hended, I press toward the mark, for the fore the moth.

prize of the high calling of God in Christ xl. 4. Behold I am vile; I will lay mine Jesus. hand upon my mouth.

xlii. 5, 6. Mine eye seeth thee: wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust

PRIDE. and ashes.

Ps. viii. 3, 4. When I consider the XLI. Pride against God. Exod. xviii. heavens, the work of thy fingers, the 11. The Lord is greater than all gods : moon and stars which thou hast made, I for in the thing wherein they dealt say, What is man, that thou art mindful proudly, he was above them. Compare of him? and the son of man, that thou Exod ix. 17. visitest him?

Ps. x. 4. The wicked through the xxv. 13.

I humbled my soul with pride of his countenance will not seek fasting.

after God: God is not in all his thoughts. cxv. 1. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto See Jer. xliii. 2. . but unto thy name give glory; for

Ixxiii. 6. The pride of the wicked thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. compasseth them about as a chain.

cxliv. 3, 4. Lord, what is man, that Ver. 9. They set their mouths against thou takest knowledge of him? or the son the heavens, and their tongue walketh of man, that thou makest account of him ? through the earth.-Ver. 11. They say, Man is like unto vanity.

How doth God know ? and is there knowMatt. viii. 8. The centurion said to ledge in the Most High?—Ver. 18. Thou Jesus, I am not worthy that thou shouldest castedst them down. come under my roof.

cxix. 21. Thou hast rebuked the proud Luke v. 8. Simon Peter said to Jesus, that are cursed, which do err from thy Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, commandments. Isa. xiv. 4 to 24. See O Lord.

the pride and fall of Babylon. xviii. 13, 14. The publican, standing afar off, would not so much as lift up XLII. Pride against men. Ps. x. 2. his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon The wicked in his pride doth persecute his breast, saying, God be merciful to the poor. me a sinner. This man went down xvii. 10. With their mouth they speak to his house justified rather than the proudly, other.

Ver. 11. They have compassed us in Acts iii. 12. The apostles said, Why our steps. look ye upon us, as though by our own lxxxvi. 4. O God, the proud are risen power or holiness we had made this man against me. Ver. 17. to walk ?-Ver. 15. The name of Jesus, cxix.51. The proud have had me greatly through faith in his name, hath made in derision.-Ver. 69. They forged a lie this man strong,

against me. (Ver. 78. 122.) Ver. 85. xx. 18. Serving the Lord with all hu. They have digged a pit for me. Ps. cxl. 5. mility of mind. Ver. 19.

cxxiii. 4. Our soul is filled with the Rom, vii. 18. I know that in me (that contempt of the proud. is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing. Prov. xxi. 24. He dealeth in proud

1 Cor. xv. 9. I am less than the least wrath. of all the apostles, and am not worthy to xxviii. 25. The proud in heart stirreth be called an apostle. Eph. iii. 3. To me,l up strife. Ch. xiii. 10.

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