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whosoever thirsts might come unto him and drink.d
Herein indeed God commendeth his love to us, in that while we were enemies, Christ died for us,e that we might be reconciled to him by the death of his Son.fo
Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but for the sins of the whole world ;g that he hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us.h
We bless thee, that Jesus Christ was wounded for our transgressions, and bruised for our iniquities and the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his stripes we are healed ; and the Lord having laid upon him the iniquity of us all, it pleased the Lord to bruise him and put him to grief; i that he hath loved us and washed us from our sins in his own blood, and hath made us unto our God kings and priests.k
Worthy is the Lamb, that was slain, to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honor, and glory, and blessing; for he was slain, and hath redeemed us to God by his blood.l
We thank thee, that as he was delivered
d John vii, 37. Rom, v. 8. f 1 John iv. 10.
1 John ii.2. Gal. iii. 13. i Isaiah liji, 5, 6, 10. K Rev. 1. 5. 6. 7 Rev v. 9. 12.
for our offences, so he arose again for our justification,m and was declared to be the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead.ni
That though he was dead, yet he is alive, and lives for evermore, and hath the keys of death and of hell.o
We bless thee, that our Lord Jesus is ascended to his father and our Father, to his God and our God ;p is ascended up on high, having led captivity captive, and hath received gifts for men, yea, even for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them:9 that as the fore-runner he is for us entered into heaven itself,r now to appear in the presence of God for us: that he is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens,t angels, and authorities, and powers being made subject to him : ut that he is gone before to prepare a place for us in his Father's house, where there are many mansions.w
We thank thee, that having borne the sins of many he makes intercession for transgressors ; x and prays not for those only, that were given him when he was upon earth, but for all that shall believe on him through their
m Rom. iv, 25. n Rom i 4. o Rev i. 18. p John xx. 17. q Psal lxviii 18. rllen. vi 20. + Heb. viii, 1. r 1 Pet, iii. 22. u Jchuir.2, 1. * Isa. liii, 12.
word ; that they all may be one : y that we have an advocate with the Father, even Jesus Christ the righteous, who is therefore able to save to the uttermost all those that come to God as a father by him,z seeing he ever lives, making intercession.a.
We thank thee, that because our Lord Jee şus humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, there. fore God hath highly exalted him, and given him a name above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee might bow, and ev, ery tongue confess, that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father :b that he is King of kings and Lord of lords,c that the An. cient of Days hath given him dominion, and glory, an everlasting dominion, and a kingdom, which shall not be destroyed :d that the government is upon his shoulders, and that his name is called Wonderful, Counsel. lor, the mighty God, the everlasting Father, and the Prince of Peace; and that of the inerease of his government and peace, there shall be no end.e
We bless thee, that thou hast appointed a day, in which thou wilt judge the world in righteousness by that man, whom thou hast ordained, whereof thou hast given assurance
y John xvii. 20, 21. z 1 John ii 1. a Heb. vii. 25, 6 Phil ji. 8, 9, 10, c Rev. xix. 16. d Daniel vii. 14. e Isaiah ix, 6, 7.
unto all men, in that thou hast raised him from the dead.,
That in that day the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven, with his mighty an. gels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ ; § and shall come to be glorified in his saints, and admired in all them that believe ; for them that sleep in Jesus he will bring with him.h
We bless thee, that when our Lord Jesus went away, he sent us another comforter to abide with us for ever, even the Spirit of truth.i
And blessed be God for the promise, that as earthly parents, though evil, know how to give good gifts to their children, so our hea. venly Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him.k · We thank thee, that in Jesus Christ thou hast made an everlasting covenant with us, even the sure mercies of David, l and that though the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed, yet this covenant of thy peace shall never be removed : m that thou hast given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these we might be partakers of a divine nature : n that though
f Acts xvii 31. & 2 Thes, i. 7, 8, 10. 61 Thes. iv. 14. i John xiv. 16 17. k Luke xi. 13. 1 Isa. lv. 3. m Isaiah liv. 10. n 2 Peter 1. 4.
thou chasten our transgressions with the rod, and our iniquities with stripes, yet thy loving kindness thou wilt not utterly take away, nor cause thy faithfulness to fail ; thy covenant thou wilt not break, ner alter the thing that is gone out of thy lips.o
That baptism is appointed to be a seal of the righteousness of faith, as circumcision was ; that it assures us of the remission of sins, and the gist of the Holy Ghost, and that this promise is to us, and our children.a
And that the cup in the Lord's supper is the blood of the New Testament, which was shed for many for the remission of sins.r.
We thank thee, that we have the scriptures to search, and that in them we have eternal life, and that they testify of Christ,s and that all scripture is given by inspiration of God, andis profitable for doctrine,for reproof,for correction, and for instruction in righteousness :t that whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scripture might have hope ; u and that we have this most sure word of prophecy, as a light shining in a dark place.w
We thank thee, that thou hast made known unto us thy holy Sabbaths,x and that still
o Psalm lxxxix. 32, 33, 34, p Rom. iv. 11. 9 Acts ii. 38, 39. Matt. xxvi 28 $ John v. 39. * 2 Tim. iii. 15. u Roin. xv. 4. w 1 Pet. i. 9. x Nehemiah ix. 14.