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Ezra x. 6. Ezra mourned because of Luke vi. 25. Woe unto you that laugh; the transgressions of those that had been ye shall mourn. carried captive.

1 Cor. v. 2. Ye are puffed up, and have Neh. i. 4. Nehemiah wept and mourn- not rather mourned. ed, fasted and prayed, and said, &c. James iv. 9. Be ye afflicted, and mourn

Job v. 11. God doth great things, that and weep; let your laughter be turned into those that mourn may be exalted. Ver. mourning, and your joy into heaviness. 8, 9.

Ps. xxxvii. 6. I go mourning all the XIX. Heaviness for sin. Ezra ix. 5. day. Ps. xlii. 9.-xliii. 2.

I arose from my heaviness. iv. 2. Attend unto me and hear me; I Ps. xxxviii. 4. Mine iniquities are as mourn in my complaint.

a heavy burden. Isa. xxxviii. 14. Like a crane or a cxix: 28. My soul melteth for heariness. swallow, so do I chatter; I did mourn as Matt. xi. 28. Come unto me all ye that a dove. Isa. lix. 11.

labour and are heavy laden, and I will lvii. 18. I will restore comforts unto give you rest. Isa. lxi. 3. him and to his mourners.

Ixi, 2, 3. The Lord hath sent me to Xx. Grief for sin. 2 Chron. vi. 29. confort all that mourn. To give unto Vihen every one shall know his own sore, them that mourn in Zion, beauty for and his own grief, and shall spread forth ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and his hands and pray; Hear thou, and forthe garments of praise for the spirit of give. 1 kings vii. 38, 39. When he heaviness.

shall know the plague of his own heart; Jer. xxxi. 13. I will turn their mourn. Hear thou, and forgive. ing into joy ; I will comfort them, and Neh. xiii. 8. Their profaning the house make them rejoice from their sorrow. of God, grieved me sore. Ezek. vii. 16. Tey shall be on the

Ps. cxix. 158. I beheld transgressors mountains like doves of the valleys, and was grieved. mourning every one for his iniquities. Mark iii. 5. Jesus was griered for the Ver. 27,

hardness of their hearts. iz. 4. Set a mark on the foreheads of them that sigh and mourn for the abomi. XXI. Not being grieved for sin. Jer. rations. Rev. vii. 3.

v. 7. Thou hast stricken them; they were Dan. x. 2. I Daniel was mourning not grieved. Isa. Ivii. 10. three full weeks, &c. Juci 1. 5. The priests, the Lord's min.

XATI. Mrpry jut sin. Juog. 11. 4. The isters mourn.

Israelites being reproved by an angel for ii. 12. Turn ye unto me, (saith the their sius, they lift up their voice and wept. Lord) with all your heart, with fasting, 2 Kings xxii. 19. Because thine heart with weeping and mourning.

was tender, and thou hast rent thy clothes, Ver. 13. Rend your hearts and not and wept before me, I also have heard your garments, and turn unto the Lord thee, saith the Lord. 2 Chron. xxxiv. 26.

Ezra x. 1. Ezra confessed, weeping. Zech. xii. 10. They shall look on Ps. vi. 8. The Lord hath heard the him whom they have pierced, and voice of my weeping.

cii. 9. I have mingled my drink with Ver. 12. The land shall mourn, every weeping. family apart.

cxxvi. 6. He that goeth forth and Matt. v. 4. Blessed are they that weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall mourn; they shall be comforted. come again with rejoicing.

Jer. xiii. 17. My soul shall weep in XVIII. Reproofs and threats for not secret for your pride. mourning for sin. Isa. xxii. 12, 13. In xxxi. 9.' They shall come with weepthat day did the Lord God of hosts call ling and supplications. to weeping and mourning, and baldness, 1. 4. The children of Israel shall go and to girding with sackcloth. But be together weeping, to seek the Lord their hold joy and gladness.

God. Zech. vii. 5. When ye fasted and Joel ii. 12. Turn ye unto me with all mourned, did ye at all fast unto me, even your heart, with fasting, weeping and unto me?


your God.


Ver. 17. Let the priests, the ministers | cix. 16. See prayers against those who of the Lord, weep between the porch and would slay the broken in heart. the altar; and let them say, Spare thy cxlvii. 3. The Lord healeth the broken people, O Lord.

in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Luke vi. 21. Blessed are ye


Isa. lvii. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I Ver. 25.

dwell with him that is of a contrite and vii. 38. A woman stood weeping, and humble spirit; to revive the spirit of the began to wash Jesus' feet with tears. humble, and to revive the heart of the

xxiii. 28. Jesus said, Weep not for me, contrite ones. but weep for yourselves. James iv. 9.--v.1. lxi. 1. The Lord hath sent me to bind

up the broken-hearted. Luke iv. 18. XXIII. Tears for sin. 2 Kings xx. 5. lxvi. 2. To this man will I look, even I have seen thy tears; behold I will heal to him that is poor, and of a contrite thee. Isa. xxxviii. 5.

spirit, and trembleth at my word. Job xvi. 20. Mine eye poureth out tears unto God.

XXVI. Shame the portion of sinners. Ps. vi. 6. I water my couch with my Prov. iii. 35. Shame shall be the promotears.

tion of fools. xxxix. 12. Hold not thy peace at my xiii. 5. A wicked man cometh to shame. tears.

xiv. 34. Sin is a reproach to any people. xlii. 3. My tears have been my meat Dan. xii. 2. Some (at the last day) shall night and day.

awake to shame, &c. lvi. 8. Put my tears in thy bottle.

cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears shall XXVII. Shame enjoined as a mark of reap in joy.

true penitents. Jer. xxii. 22. Thou shalt Jer. ix. 1. O that my head were waters, be ashamed; yea, even confounded, for and mine eyes a fountain of tears. Ver. 18. all thy wickedness.

xiii. 17. Mine eye shall run down with Ezek. xliii. 10. Show the house of Is. tears.

rael, that they may be ashamed for their Lam. ii. 11. Mine eyes do fail with iniquities. Ver. 11. Hos. iv. 19. tears.

Rom. vi. 21. What fruit had ye in Ver. 18. Let tears run down like a these things whereof ye are now ashamed, river day and night; give thyself no rest. Jer. xxxi. 19.--iii. 25. Jer. xiv. 17. Acts xx. 19. Serving the Lord with XXVIII. Avoiding sin is avoiding

shame. Ps. cxix. 6. Then shall I not be Rev. vii. 15. God shall wipe away all ashamed when I have respect unto all tears from their eyes.

thy commandments. See Rev. iii. 18.

xvi. 15. Compare Gen. iii. 7, 8. XXIV. The heart affected for having Job xi. 14, 15. If iniquity be in thine sinned. 1 Sam. xxiv. 5. David's heart hand, put it far away ; and let not wickedsmote him.

ness dwell in thy tabernacles. For then 1 Kings viii. 38. Know the plague of thou shalt lift up thy face without spot, his own heart. 2 Chron. vi. 29. His own &c. sore.

2 Kings xxii. 19. Because thine heart XXIX. Reproofs for not being ashamed was tender.

of sin. Jer. vi. 15. When they had Isa. xlvii. 7. Lay to heart. Dan. v. 22. committed abominations they were not Humble the heart. Joel ii. 13. Rend the ashamed, neither could they blush. Ch, heart. Acts ii. 37. They were pricked in viii. 12. their hearts. Chap. ix. 6.—xvi. 30. Ps. Zeph. iii. 5. The unjust knoweth no cix. 22. Heart wounded.


Phil. iii. 19. The wicked glory in their XXV. A broken and contrite heart. Ps. shame. xxxiv. 18. The Lord is nigh unto them Jude 13. Foaming out their own that are of a broken heart, and saveth shame. such as be of a contrite spirit.

li. 17. The sacrifices of God are a XXX. Abhorring and loathing one's self broken spirit; a broken and a contrite for sin. Job xlii. 6. Job said, I abhor heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. myself, and repent in dust and ashes,

many tears.

Ezek. vi. 9. They shall loathe them- | quities and my sins: make me to know selves for the evils which they have com- my transgressions and my sins. mitted, in all their abominations. Ch. xx. xiv. 4. Who can bring a clean thing 43,-xxxvi. 31.

out of an unclean.

xv. 14. What is man that he should XXXI. Confession and acknowledgment be clean? and he that is born of a woman, of sin required of penitents.

that he should be righteous ? 1 Kings

viii. 46. XXXII. Promises to confessing and Ver. 15. Behold he putteth no trust acknowledging sin. Lev. xxvi. 40–42. in his saints, and the heavens are not If they shall confess their iniquity, and clean in his sight. the iniquity of their fathers; if their un. xl. 4. Behold I am vile, what shall I circumcised heart be humbled; then will answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon I remember my covenant. 1 Kings viii. my mouth. 33. 35.

Ps. xxxiii. 18. I will declare mine Ps. xxxii. 5. I said, I will confess my iniquity ; I will be sorry for my sin. Ps. transgressions; thou forgavest the iniquity xxxii. 5. of my sin.

li. 3. I acknowledge my transgres. Prov. xxviii. 13. He that covercth his sions; my sin is ever before me. sins shall not prosper ; but whoso con- Ver. 5. Behold I was shapen in fesseth and forsaketh them, shall have iniquity, and in sin did my mother conmercy. Job xxxi. 33.

ceive me. 1 John i. 9. If we confess our sins, he is Ixix. 5. O God, thou knowest my faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and foolishness, and my sins are not hid to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. from thee. Ps. cxxx. 3. If thou, Lord,

shouldst mark iniquity, O Lord, who XXXIII. Exhortations to confession. should stand ? Jos. vii. 19. Give glory to God, and make Prov. xx. 9.

Who can say, I have confession.

made my heart clean? I am pure from Jer. ii. 13. Acknowledge thine iniquity, my sin ? 1 John i. 8. If we say we that thou hast transgressed against the have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and Lord thy God. Ezra x. 11. Hos. v. 15. the truth is not in us.

Rom. xiv. 11. Every knee shall bow, Eccl. vii. 20. There is not a just man and every tongue shall confess to God.

upon earth, that doeth good and sinneth

not. XXXIV. Instances. Matt. iii. 16. They Isa. lix. 12. Our transgressions are were baptized, confessing their sins. multiplied before thee, and our sins testify

Acts xix. 8. Many that believed, con- against us. fessed and shewed their deeds.

lxiv. 6. We are all as an unclean

thing, and all our righteousnesses are as XXXV. Confessions made in Scripture filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf, erpressions. Ezra ix. 6. O my God, I am and our iniquities like the wind have ashamed, and blush to lift up my face to taken us away. thee, my God; for our iniquities are in- Jer. xiv. 7. Our backslidings are many; creased over our heads, and our trespass we have sinned against thee. Ver. 20. is grown up unto the heavens. Ver. 7. 13. Luke iii. 42. 15. Ps. xxxviii. 4.-xl. 12. Jer. xiv. 20. Dan. ix. 5. We have sinned, and have

Neh. i. 6, 7. Both I and my father's committed iniquity, and have done wick. house have sinned. (Ps. cvi. 6.) We edly and have rebelled ; even by departing have dealt very corruptly against thee. from thy precepts, and from thy judg

ix. 16. They dealt proudly and hard- ments.-Ver. 8.' O Lord, to us belongeth ened their necks, and hearkened not to confusion of face, to our kings, to our thy commandments.

princes, and to our fathers; because we Ver. 26. They were disobedient and have sinned against thee. rebelled against thee, and cast thy laws Rom. vii. 18. In my flesh dwelleth behind their backs.

no good thing.–Ver. 21. I find a law, Ver. 35. They have not served thee that when I would do good, evil is prein thy great goodness, neither turned they sent with me.-Ver. 23. I see a law from their wicked works.

in my members, warring against the law Job xiii. 23. How many are mine ini- of my mind, and bringing me into cap. tivity to the law of sin, which is in my Matt. vii. 16. Ye shall know them by members.

their fruits. Ver. 20. Ch. xii. 33.

Ver. 17. Every good tree bringeth XXXVI. Amendment. Deut. x. 16. forth good fruit. Ch. xiii. 23. Mark Circumcise the foreskin of your heart, xii. 2. and be no more stiff-necked. Jer. iv. 4. John xv. 2. Every branch that bear.

Job xxxiv. 32. If I have done iniquity, eth fruit he purgeth, that it may bring I will do no more.

forth more fruit. Matt. xiii. 12. Isa. i. 16. Cease to do evil, learn to Ver. 5. I am the vine, ye are the do well.

branches : he that abideth in me, and I Jer. vii 3. Amend your ways and your in him, the same bringeth forth much doings. Ver. 15. Ch. xxvi. 13.—xxxv. 15. fruit; for without me ye can do nothing.

Matt. iïi. 8. Bring forth fruits meet for Ver. 8. Herein is my Father glorified, repentance. Luke iii. 8.

that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be
John v. 14. Sin no more. Ch. viii. 11. my disciples.
Ps. iv. 4. Stand awe, and sin not. Ver. 16. I have chosen you, and or-
Romi. vi. 1. Shall we continue in sin, dained you,



and bring &c. God forbid.

forth fruit. Eph. v. 14. Awake thou that sleepest, Rom. vi. 22. Being made free from sin, arise from the dead. See Dead works. ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the

James iv. 8. Cleanse your hands, purify cnd everlasting life. Ch. vii. 4. your hearts.

Eph. iv. 15. Grow up unto Christ in all things.

v. 9. The fruit of the Spirit is in all FRUITFULNESS.

righteousness, goodness, and truth.

Phil. i. 11. Being filled with the fruits | XXXVII. Fruitfulness in religion. of righteousness, which are by Jesus Ps. i. 3. He shall be like a tree planted Christ, to the praise and glory of God. by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth Col. i. 10. Walk worthy of the Lord his fruit in his season.

to all pleasing, being fruitful in every good xcii. It. They shall bring forth fruit work. Ch. ii. 6, 7. in old age; they shall be fat and flourish. James iii. 17. The wisdom from above ing. See ver. 12, 13, Ps. lxxxiv. 7.

is full of good fruits. Prov. iv. 18, The path of the just is as 1 Pet. ii. 2. Desire the sincere milk the shining light, that shineth, &c. of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

Isa, v. 4. What could have been done 2 Pet. i. 8. If these things be in you, more to my vineyard that I have not and abound, they make you



shall done in it, to make it fruitful.

neither be barren nor unfruitful in the Jer. xxxi. 12. Their soul shall be as a knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus watered garden. Mal. iv. 2.

Christ. Hos. xiv. 5. I will be as the dew unto iii. 18. Grow in grace, and in the Israel; he shall grow as the lily, and cast knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus forth his roots as Lebanon.-Ver. 8. I Christ. am like a green fir-tree; from me is thy Jude 20. Building yourselves up in fruit found.

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I. THE shortness of human life. Gen. cannot pass.—Ver. 14. All the days of xlvii. 9. Jacob said, few and evil have my 'appointed time will I wait, till my the days of the years of my life been. change come. Job xiv. 1. Man that is born of a woman,

Ps. xc. 10. The days of our years are is of few days.

threescore and ten; and if by reason of 1 Sam. xv. 3. There is but a step be strength they be fourscore years, yet is tween me and death,

their strength labour and sorrow; for it 1 Chron. xxix. 15. Our days on earth is soon cut off and we fly away.

a shadow, and there is none Eccl. iii. 2. A time to be born, and a abiding. Job viii. 9. Ps. cii. 11.-cxliv. time to die. 4. Zech. i. 5.

Matt. vi. 27. Which of you can add Job vii. 6. Our days are swifter than one cubit to his stature (or age] ? a weaver's shuttle.

Acts xvii. 26. God hath made of one ix. 25, 26. Our days are swifter than a blood all nations of men that dwell on the post, they fly away. They are passed face of the earth; and hath determined away as the swift ships, and as the eagle the times, before appointed, and the bounds that hasteth to the prey.

of their habitation. xvi. 22. When a few years are come, then I shall go thc way whence I shall not III. The time of life is in God's hand. return.

Job v. 18. The Lord maketh sore, and xvii. 1. My days are extinct, my breath he bindeth up; he woundeth, and his is corrupt, the graves are ready for me. hands make whole.

Ps. xxxix. 4, 5. Lord, make me to 1 Sam. ii. 6. The Lord killeth, and he know mine end, and the measure of my maketh alive; he bringeth down to the days, what it is, that I may know how grave, and he raiseth up. Deut. xxxii. 33. frail I am. Behold, thou hast made my Ps. lxviii. 20. Unto God the Lord be. days as an handbreadth, and mine age long the issues from death. Ps. ix. as nothing before thee: verily every ciii. 4. man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Dan v. 23. God, in whose hand thy

- Ver. 13. O spare me, that I may re- breath is, and whose are all thy ways. cover strength before I go hence and be no Acts xvii. 28. In him we live, and more. Ps. xc. 3. 5, 6. 10. 12.

move, and have our being. ciii. 15, 16. Man's days are as grass ;

Rev. i. 18. I have the keys of hell as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. and of death, saith Christ. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it IV. Death prevailing over all man

Isa. xl. 6, 7, 8. James i. 10. kind, of every character, rank and station. 1 Pet. i. 24.

Josh. xxiii. 14. Joshua said, I am going James iv. 14. Our life is even a vapour, the way of all the earth. 1 Kings ii. 2. that appeareth for a little time, and then Job iv. 19–21. Mortal men dwell in ranisheth away. Heb xiii. 14. Here we houses of clay; their foundation is in the have no continuing city. 1 Chron. xxix. dust, they are crushed before the moth. 15. There is none abiding.

They are destroyed from morning to

evening; they perish for ever, without II. Of the term or boundary of human any regarding it. Doth not their excel. life. Job vii. 1. Is there not an appointed lency that is in them go away? they die time for man upon earth? Are not his without wisdom. days like the days of an hireling?

vii. 9, 10. He that goeth down to xiv.5. Man's days are determined; the the grave shall come up no more. He number of his months are with thee, shall return no more to his house, nei. thou hast appointed his bounds that he ther shall his place know him any more.

no more.

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