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Job ix. 22. God destroyeth the perfect, xc. 3. Thou turnest man to destruc. and the wicked.

tion.— Ver. 5, 6. Thou carriest them xiv. 2. Man cometh forth like a flower, away as with a flood: they are as a sleep: and is cut down.--Ver. 10. Man dieth in the morning they are like grass that and wasteth away; yea, man giveth up groweth up. In the morning it flourishthe ghost, and where is he?-Ver. 12. eth and groweth up, in the evening it is Man lieth down, and riseth not till the cut down and withereth. heavens be no more, they shall not awake, Eccl. i. 4. One generation cometh, and nor be raised out of sleep.

another goeth. Ver. 19, 20. Thou destroyest the ii. 16. How dieth the wise man? as hope of man. Thou prevailest for ever the fool. against him, and he passeth; thou

viii. 8. No man hath power over the changest his countenance, and sendest spirit to retain the spirit; neither hath he

power in the day of death: and there is xvii. 13, 14. If I wait, the grave is no discharge in that war. mine house. (Ver. 1.) I have said to xii. 5. Man goeth to his long home, corruption, Thou art my father; and to and the mourners go about the streets. the worm, Thou art my mother and Ver. 7. The dust shall return to the sister.-Ver. 15. And where is now my earth as it was, and the spirit shall return hope ?

unto God who gave it. xxi. 23–26. One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet. V. Preparative duties for death. Deut. His breasts are full of milk, and his bones xxxii. 29. O that they were wise; that moistened with marrow. Another dieth they would consider their latter end. in the bitterness of his soul, and never Ps. xc. 12. So teach us to number our eateth with pleasure. They shall lie days, that we may apply our hearts to down alike in the dust, and the worms wisdom. Ps. xxxix. 4. shall cover them.

John ix. 4. I inust work the works of xxiv. 24. The mighty are exalted for him that sent me, while it is day; the a little while, but are gone and brought night cometh when no man can work. low; they taken out of the way as

1 Pet. i. 17. Pass the time of your so. all others, and cut off as the tops of the journing here in fear. Matt. x. 28. ears of corn. Eccl. viii. 8. Neither shall wickedness deliver those that are given performed after

death. Isa. xxxviii. 18, 19.

VI. No preparative duties are to be xxx. 23. I know that thou wilt bring not celebrate thee: they that go down to

The grave cannot praise thee; death can. me to death, and to the house appointed the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The for all living. Eccl. viii. 8. There is no discharge in that war.

living, the living, he shall praise thee, as. xxxiv. 14. If he set his heart upon lxxxviii. 10, 11, 12.—cxv. 17.

I do this day. See Ps. vi. 5.-xxx. 9.man, and if he gather unto him his spi. rit and his breath; all flesh shall perish VII. The death of the righteous happy. together, and man shall, turn again to Ps. xxxi. 5. Into thine hand I commit my dust.

spirit, O Lord. Acts vii. 59. Ps. xlix. 7.9, 10. They that trust in xxxvii. 37. Mark the perfect man, and their wealth, none of them can by any behold the upright; for the end of that means redeem his brother, nor give to God man is peace. a ransom for him; that he should live for cxvi. 11. Precious in the sight of the ever, and not see corruption. Wise men Lord is the death of his saints. die, likewise the fool and the brutish per Prov. xiv. 32. The righteous hath hope son perish, and leave their wealth to others. in his death. Numb. xxiii. 10. Let me Ver. 11 to 14.

die the death of the righteous, and let my Ixxxii. 6, 7. I have said, Ye are gods, last end be like his. and all of you children of the Most Eccl. vii. 1. The day of his death is High. But ye shall die like men. Ps. better than the day of his birth. cxlvi. 4.

Isa. lvii. 1, 2. The righteous is taken Ixxxix. 48. What man is he that liv- away from the evil to come. He shall eth, and shall not see death? Shall he enter into peace. 2 Kings xxii. 19, 20. deliver his soul from the hand of the Job iii. 17, 18. There the wicked grave ?

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be at rest. There the prisoners rest to xiv. 15. Thou shalt be brought down gether; they hear not the voice of the to hell, to the sides of the pit. oppressor.

Ezek. xviii. 18. He shall die in his Ps. Ixxiii. 24. Thou wilt guide me with iniquity. Ch. xxxiii. 8, 9. thy counsel, and afterward receive me to Luke xvi. 23. The rich man died, and glory. Ps. lxxxiv. 11. The Lord will was buried; and in hell he lift up his give grace and glory.

eyes, being in torment. Ps. ix. 17. Luke xvi. 22. Lazarus died, and was carried by angels into Abraham's bosom. IX. The dead leare all their possessions Ver. 25. Now he is comforted.

behind them. Ps. xlix. 10. They leave xxiii. 43. Jesus said, This day shall their wealth to others. Job i. 21. Eccl. thou be with me in paradise.

ii. 18. 1 Cor. iii. 22, 23. Whether life or death, Ver. 14. Their beauty shall consume all are yours; and ye are Christ's. in the grave.—Ver. 17. When he dieth

2 Cor. v. 6. While we are at home in he shall carry nothing away, his glory the body, we are absent from the Lord.— shall not descend after bim. Ver. 8. We are willing rather to be ab Eccl. v. 15, 16. As he came, naked sent from the body, and to be present with shall he return, and shall take nothing of the Lord.

his labour, which he may carry away in Phil. i. 21. For me to live is Christ, his hand. In all points as he came, so and to die is gain.-Ver. 23. I have a shall he go. Ch. ii. 19. Who knoweth desire to depart and to be with Christ, whether he shall be a wise man or a fool which is far better.

that shall be after him. 1 Thess. v. 10. Christ died for us, that ix. 5, 6. The memory of them is for. whether we wake or sleep, we should live gotten. Also, thoir love, and their hatred, together with him. Rom. xiv. 8, 9. and their envy, is now perished; neither

Heb. xii. 23. The righteous go to the have they any more a portion for ever in spirits of just mon mauc porfect. anything that is done under the sun.

Rev. xiv. 13. Blessed are the dead Job xiv. 21. His sons coine to honour, which die in the Lord, from henceforth : |and le knoweth it not; they are brought yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest low, but he perceiveth it noi. from their labours, and their works do 1 Tim. vi. 7. We brought nothing in. follow them.

to this world, and it is certain that we

can carry nothing out. VIII. Death of the wicked. Job xxvii. 20, 21. Terrors take hold on him as wa. ters; a tempest stcaleth him away in the OF THE RESURRECTION FROM night. The cast wind carrieth him away

THE DEAD. and he departeth, and as a storm hurleth him out of his place.—Ver. 22, 23. For X. That there shall be a resurrection God shall cast upon him, and shall not of the dead. (See Christ shall raise the spare. Men shall clap their hands at dead.) Job xix. 25—27. I know that my him, and shall hiss him out of his place. Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand Jer. xxiii. 19.

at the latter day upon the earth. And xxxvi. 6. God preserveth not the life though after my skin worms destroy this of the wicked.

body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: Ps. xxxvii. 31. When the wicked are whom I shall see for myself, and mine cut off thou shalt see it.-Ver. 38. The eyes shall behold, and not another; end of wicked men shall be cut off. though my reins be consumed within me.

Prov. xi. 7. When a wicked man dieth, Ps. xlix. 15. his expectation perisheth.-Ver. 10. When Ps. xvi. 9. My flesh shall rest in hope. the wicked perish there is shouting. Ver. 10. Ps. lxviii. 20. Acts ii. 26, 27,

xii. 7. The wicked are overthrown, 28. 31. and are not. Ch. x. 27.

Dan. xii. 2. Many of them that slecp in xiv. 32. The wicked is driven away the dust of the earth shall awake; some to in his wickedness.

everlasting life, and some to everlasting Eccl. viii. 10. I saw the wicked buried; share and contempt. Ps. xvii. 15. they were forgotten.

Matt. xxii. 30. * In the resurrection Isa. xiv. 9. Hell from beneath is moved they neither marry nor are given in for thee, to meet thee at thy coming. marriage; but are as the angeis in

heaven.-Ver. 31, 32. As touching the that are Christ's, at his coming. Col. i. resurrection of the dead, have ye not 18. read that which was spoken unto you

Ver. 35. Some man will say, How are by God, saying, I am the God of Abra- the dead raised ? and with what bodies ham, and the God of Isaac, and the God do they come ?—Ver. 38. God giveth a of Jacob: God is not the God of the body as it pleaseth him.-- Ver. 42. So dead, but of the living. Luke xx. 35, also is the resurrection of the dead : it 36.

is sown in corruption, it is raised in inLuke xiv. 14. Thou shalt be recom-corruption.-Ver. 43. It is sown in dispensed at the resurrection of the just. honour, it is raised in glory : it is sown

Acts xiv. 2. The apostles taught the in weakness, it is raised in power.-Ver. people, and preached through Jesus the 44. It is sown a natural body, it is raised resurrection from the dead. Heb. vi. a spiritual body. 1, 2.

Ver. 52–54. The dead shall be raised xxiii. 6. Paul said, Of the hope of the incorruptible. For this corruptible must resurrection of the dead I am called in put on incorruption, and this mortal question. Ch. xxiv. 21.

must put on immortality. Then shall xxiv. 15. Paul said, I have hope to be brought to pass the saying that is ward God, that there shall be a resur, written, Death is swallowed up in vicrection of the dead both of the just and tory. İsa. xxv. 7, 8.-xxvi. 19. – Hos. unjust.

xiii. 14. xxvi. 8. Why should it be thought a 2 Cor. iv. 14. He that raised up the thing incredible with you, that God should Lord Jesus, shall raise up us also by raise the dead.

Jesus, and shall present us with you. Rom. iv. 17. God quickeneth the dead. v. 1-3. We know that if our earthly 2 Cor. i. 9. God raiseth the dead. house of this tabernacle were dissolved,

viii. 11. If the Spirit of him that raised we have a building of God, an house not up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he made with hands, eternal in the heavens. that raised up Christ from the dead shall For in this we groan, earnestly desiring also quicken your mortal bodies by his to be clothed upon with our house which Spirit that dwelleth in you.

is from heaven. If so be that being Ver. 19. The earnest expectation of clothed, we shall not be found naked. the creature waiteth for the manifestation Ver. 4. For we that are in this taberof the sons of God.- Ver. 21. Because nacle do groan, being burdened ; not for the creature shall be delivered from the that we would be unclothed, but clothed bondage of corruption, into the glorious upon, that mortality might be swallowed liberty of the children of God.--Ver. 23. up of life. We ourselves, who have the first fruits of Eph. iv. 30. By the Holy Spirit of the Spirit, groan within ourselves, waiting God ye are scaled unto the day of refor the adoption, to wit, the redemption demption. of our body.

i Thess. iv. 14. If we believe that 1 Cor. vi. 14. God both raised up the Jesus died and rose again; even so them Lord Jesus, and will also raise up us, by that sleep in Jesus, will God bring with bis own power.

him. xv. 12–14. How say some of you, Ver. 15–17. For this we say unto that there is no resurrection of the you, by the word of the Lord, That we dead ? (2 Tim. ii. 17, 18.) If there be which are alive and remain unto the no resurrection of the dead, then is coming of the Lord, shall not prevent Christ not risen : And if Christ be not them which are asleep. For the Lord risen, then is our preaching vain, and himself shall descend from heaven with your faith is also vain.-Ver. 20. But a shout, with the voice of the archangel, now is Christ risen from the dead, and and with the trump of God; and the dead become the first fruits of them that in Christ shall rise first. Then we which slept.

are alive and remain, shall be caught up Ver. 21–23. Since by man came together with them in the clouds to meet death, by man came also the resurrec- the Lord in the air : so shall we ever be tion of the dead. For as in Adam with the Lord. die, even so in Christ shall all be made Heb. xi. 19. Abraham accounted that alive. But every man in his order : God was able to raise Isaac from the Christ the first fruits, and afterward they dead.

sand years.

Ver. 35. Others were tortured, not but they shall be priests of God and of accepting deliverance, that they might Christ, and shall reign with him a thouobtain a better resurrection.

Rev. xx. 6. Blessed and holy is he Ver. 13. The sea gave up the dead that hath part in the first resurrection : which were in it. Isa. xxvi. 13. See on such the second death hath no power;l Christ shall change the bodies of mankind.

CHAPTER XX.

OF A FUTURE JUDGMENT, AND THE STATE OF THE RIGHTEOUS

AND THE WICKED.

I. OF a future judgment, and its con III. The persons and things that shall sequences. Acts xxiv. 15. As Paul rea- be judged. Eccl. iii. 17. God shall judge soned of righteousness, temperance, and the righteous and the wicked. judgment to come, Felix trembled. xi. 9. Rejoice, O young man, in thy

Heb. vi. 1, 2. Let us go on unto per- youth, and let thy heart cheer thee in the fection. Not laying again the foundation days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of the resurrection of the dead and of of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eternal judgment.

eyes : but know, that for all these things ix. 27. It is appointed unto all men God will bring thee into judgment. once to die, but after this the judgment. xii. 14. God will bring every work

into judgment, with every secret thing, II. God is judge. (See Christ shall whether it be good or whether it be evil. judge the world.) Ps. 1. 6. God is judge. Rom. ii. 16. God shall judge the secrets

-The judge of all the earth. Gen. xviii. of men. 25.

Matt. xii. 36. Every idle word that xcvi. 13. He cometh to judge the men shall speak, they shall give account earth. He shall judge the world with thereof in the day of judgment. Ver. righteousness, and the people with his 37. truth. Ver. 10. Ps. lviii. 11.--xcviii. 8. Rom. xiv. 12. Every one shall give

Acts xvii. 31. He hath appointed a account of himself to God. day wherein he will judge the world in 1 Cor. iii. 14. Every man's work shall righteousness.

be made manifest. Rom. ii. 2. The judgment of God is Heb. xiii. 17. Ministers watch for according to truth. Ch. iii. 5.

your souls, as they that must give acVer. 12. As many

have sinned in count. the law, shall be judged by the law. 1 Pet. iv. 4, 5. They that run to

Ver. 16. In the day when God shall excess of riot, shall give account to him judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ. that is ready to judge the quick and the

1 Cor. iv. 4. He that judgeth me is dead. the Lord.

Ver. 17. Judgment must begin at the Rev. xx. 11, 12. I saw a great white house of God. throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fied away; IV. When the day of judgment shall and there was found no place for them. be: Mark xiii. 24–26. The sun shall And I saw the dead, small and great be darkened, and the moon shall not stand before God; and the books were give her light; and the stars of hea. opened; and another book was opened, ven shall fall, and the powers that are which is the Book of Life: and the dead in heaven sh be shaken. And then were judged out of those things which shall they see the Son of Man, coming were written in the books, according to in the clouds with great power and their works.

glory.Ver. 32. But of that day and

hour knoweth no man; no, not the an. 1 Thess. ii. 19. We who are minisgels which are in heaven, neither the ters, what is our hope or joy, or crown Šon, but the Father. Matt. xxiv. 29 to of rejoicing ? are not even ye in the 44.

presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his 1 Thess. v. 2. The day of the Lord so coming ? cometh as a thief in the night. 2 Pet. iii. 12, 13. The Lord make you to in. iii. 10.

crease and abound in love one toward 2 Thess ii. 3. That day shall not come, another, and toward all men. To the except there come a falling away first, end he may stablish your hearts un. and that man of sin be revealed, the son of blamable in holiness, before God even our perdition.-Ver. 8. Whom the Lord shall Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus consume, &c.

Christ with all his saints.

iv. 17. We shall be caught up in the V. Uses to be made of the doctrine of a clouds to meet the Lord in the air : so future judgment, and its consequences ; shall we be ever with the Lord. Ver. 18. for encouraging steadfastness and per- Wherefore comfort one another with these severance in sundry graces and duties of words. the Christian life. Luke xxi. 34, 35. v. 2. The day of the Lord cometh as a Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time thief in the night. 2 Pet. iii. 10. your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting Ver. 4. But ye, brethren, are not in and drunkenness, and the cares of this darkness, that that day should overtake life; and so that day come upon you una- you as a thief.—Ver. 6. Therefore let us wares. (Compare i Pet. iv. 45.) For as not sleep as do others, but let us watch a snare shall it come on all them that and be sober. dwell on the face of the earth.-Ver. 36. 1 Thess. v. 8. Putting on the breast. Watch ye, therefore, and pray always; plate of faith and love; and for an helthat ye may be accounted worthy to es. met the hope of salvation. cape all these things that shall come to 2 Thess. ii. 1,2. We beseech you brepass, and to stand before the Son of man. thren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus See Matt. xxiv. 42. 44 to 51. Mark xiii. Christ, and by our gathering together 33 to 37.

unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in 1 Cor. i. 7, 8. Waiting for the coming mind. of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall con 1 Tim. vi. 14. Keep this commandfirm you unto the end, that ye may be ment without spot, unrebukable, until the blameless in the day of the Lord Jesus coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. See Christ.

Obedience to Christ. iv. 4, 5. He that judgeth me is the Tit. ii. 12, 13. Denying ungodliness Lord. (See Christ shall judge.) There- and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, fore judge nothing before the time, righteously, and godly, in this present till the Lord come. See Matt. vii. 1, 2. world: Looking for the blessed hope, Rom. xiv. 3. 10. 13. Col. ii. 16. James and the glorious appearing of the iv. 11.

great God and

Saviour Jesus Acts xvii. 30, 31. The times of igno- Christ. rance God winked at, but now com James v. 7. Be patient, brethren, unto mandeth all men every where to repent. the coming of the Lord.-Ver. 8. StaBecause he hath appointed a day wherein blish your hearts, for the coming of the he will judge the world in righteousness, Lord draweth nigh. by Jesus Christ.

1 Pet. i. 7. That the trial of your faith, Col. iij. 4,5. When Christ, who is our being much more precious than that of life, shall appear, then shall ye appear gold that perisheth, though it be tried with him in glory. Mortify therefore by fire, might be found unto praise, and your members which are upon the earth; honour, and glory, at the appearing of fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affec. Jesus Christ.–Ver. 9. Ye receiving the tion, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, end of your faith, the salvation of your which is idolatry.Ver. 8. Also put off souls. anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy Ver. 13-15. Gird up the loins of communications out of your mouth. your mind, be sober and hope to the Ver. 9. Lie not.–Ver. 24. Knowing end, for the grace that shall be brought that of the Lord ye shall receive the re. to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ: ward of the inheritance.

As obedient children, not fashioning

our

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