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The Lord shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up or left.-Deut. xxxii. 36.
It repented the Lord, because of their groanings, by reason of them that oppressed them.-Judges ii. 18.
It repented me that I have set up Saul to be king; for he is turned back, &c. the Lord hath rent the kingdom of Israel from thee this day, &c. and also the strength (or eternity) of Israel, will not lie nor repent for he is not a man, that he should repent.-1 Sam. xv. 11. 28, 29. 35.
When the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, the Lord repented him of the evil; and said to the angel that destroyed the people, It is enough: stay thine hand.-2 Sam. xxiv. 16.
They have humbled themselves, therefore I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance. -2 Chron. xii. 7. 1 Kings xxi. 27. 29.
Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.-Ps. xc. 13.
'I the Lord have spoken, &c. I will not go back, neither will I spare, neither will I repent.-Ezek. xxiv. 14.
How shall I give thee up, Ephraim ? &c. My heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together. I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger.-Hosea xi. 8, 9.
O grave! I will be thy destruction; repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.-Hosea xiii. 14.
By whom shall Jacob arise? for he is small. The Lord repented for this: It shall not be, saith the Lord.-Amos vii. 2, 3. 5, 6.
Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not? And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented him of the evil that he had said that he would do unto them, and he Jonah iii. 9, 10. iv. 20. did it not. Joel ii. 13, 14.
I thought to punish you, when your fathers provoked me to wrath, saith the Lord of hosts; and I repented not: so again have I thought in these days to do well unto Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah; fear ye not.-Zech. viii. 14, 15.
He remembered for them his covenant, and repented, according to the multitude of his mercies.-Ps. cvi. 45.
The Lord will judge his people, and he will repent himself concerning his servants.-Ps. cxxxv. 14.
For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it: I have purposed it, and will not repent, neither will I turn back from it.-Jer. iv. 28.
I will destroy thee: I am weary with repenting.-Jer. xv. 6.
Amend your ways, &c. and the Lord will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you, &c. And the Lord repented him of the evil which he had pronounced against them. Jer. xxvi. 3. 13. 19. xviii. 7-11.
I will plant you, and not pluck you up: for I repent me of the evil that I have done unto you.-Jer. xlii. 10. xviii. 8. 10.
SECT. II. Of Repentance in Man,
and his turning to God.
GOD led the people not through the way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near: for God said, Lest, peradventure, the people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt.-Exod. xiii. 17.
And thou shalt call them to mind, &c. and shalt return, &c. with all thy heart, &c.-Deut. xxx. 1-3.8. 1 Kings viii. 47, 48. Deut. iv. 30, 31.
And the children of Israel repented them for Benjamin their brother.Judges xxi. 6. 15.
Samuel spake unto all the house of Israel, saying, If ye do return untó the Lord with all your hearts, then put away the strange gods, and Ashand prepare taroth from among you; your hearts unto the Lord, &c. then
they did put away Baalim and Ashtaroth, and served the Lord only. 1 Sam. vii. 3, 4.
If they shall bethink themselves, &c. and repent, &c. and so return unto thee with all their heart, &c.1 Kings viii. 47, 48.
Ahab humbled himself, &c. and God brought not the threatened judgments in his days.-1 Kings xxi. 27.29.
For a long season Israel was without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law: but when they in their trouble did turn unto the Lord God of Israel, and sought him, he was found of them.-2 Chron. xv. 3, 4.
Turn again unto the Lord God of Abraham, &c. and he will return to the remnant of you, &c. and be ye not like your fathers, &c. If ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion for the Lord your God is gracious, &c.-2 Chron. xxx. 6, 7. 9.
Manasseh repented, &c. when he had been in affliction.-2 Chron. xxxiii. 12, &c. Jer. iv. 14.
ness, to undo the heavy burdens? &c.-Isa. lviii. 5—7.
Thou hast played the harlot with many lovers: yet return again to me, saith the Lord, &c. but she returned not, &c. return thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord, and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you; for I am merciful, &c. only acknowledge thine iniquity, &c. return, &c. I will heal your backslidings: behold, we come unto thee, for thou art the Lord our God.-Jer. iii. 1. 6, 7. 12-14. 22.
If thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the Lord, return unto me and if thou wilt put away thy abominations out of my sight, then, &c.-Jer. iv. 1. 4. 14.
I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.-Ps. cxix. 59.
Wash ye, make you clean, put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes.-Isa. i. 16, 17. Jer iv. 14.
Turn ye unto him from whom the children of Israel have deeply revolted; for in that day every man shall cast away his idols, &c.-Isa. xxxi. 6, 7.
I have blotted out as a thick cloud thy transgressions, and as a cloud thy sins; return unto me.-- - Isa. xliv. 22.
Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon for my thoughts are not your thoughts, &c.-Isa. lv. 7-9.
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wicked
was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.-Jer. xxxi. 18-20.
Take thee a roll, &c. it may be the house of Judah will hear, &c. that they may return every man from his evil way, that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin.-Jer. xxxvi. 2, 3. 6, 7.
Let us search and try our ways, and turn again unto the Lord.-Lam. iii. 40. Josh. vii. 10. 12.
Turn thou us unto thee, O Lord, and we shall be turned.-Lam. v. 21.
They that escape of you, shall remember me among the nations, &c. and they shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed. -Ezek. vi. 9.
Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Repent and turn yourselves from your idols, and turn away your faces from all your abominations.-Ezek.
If the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, &c. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die, saith the Lord God, and not that he should return from his ways, and live? &c. repent and turn you from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin, &c. make you a new heart, and a new spirit: for why will ye die? &c.-Ezek. xviii. 21. 23. 30—32. xxxiii. 11, &c.
and shall fear the Lord.-Hosea iii. 5. Jer. l. 4, 5.
They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God.-Hosea v. 4.
Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptised.-Acts ii. 37, 38.
Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out.-Acts iii. 19.
Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness.-Acts v. 31.
Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee. Acts viii. 22.
Son, go work, &c. yet he said, I will not; but afterward he repented, and went, &c. ye, when ye had seen, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.-Matt, xxi. 28, 29. 32.
And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which he said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice; and he went out and wept bitterly.-Matt. xxvi. 75.
Judas repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces, &c. saying, I have sinned.-Matt. xxvii. 3, 4.
Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life, &c. and a great number believed and turned unto the Lord.-Acts xi. 18. 21.
We preach unto you, that ye should turn from these vanities unto the living God.-Acts xiv. 15.
And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now commandeth all men every where to repent.— Acts xvii. 30.
I kept back nothing, &c. testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus.-Acts xx. 20, 21.
But shewed, &c. that they should repent, and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance.—Acts xxvi. 20.
Not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance.→→ Rom. ii. 4.
Though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, &c. ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing for godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation, not to be repented of.-2 Cor. vii. 8-10.
I shall bewail many which have sinned already, and have not repented of the uncleanness, &c. which they have committed.-2 Cor. xii. 21.
How ye turned to God from idols, to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his son from heaven, &c. 1 Thess. i. 9, 10.
In meekness instructing them that
For ye were as sheep going astray, but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.-1 Pet. ii. 25.
The Lord is not slack, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward: not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.-2 Pet. iii. 9.
Thou hast left thy first love: renember therefor from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do thy first works: or else I will come unto thee quickly, &c. thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, &c. Repent, or else I will come, &c. I gave her space to repent of her fornication, and she repented not: behold, I will cast her into a bed, &c.-Rev. ii. 4, 5. 14-16. 20-22.
zealous therefore, and repent.-Rev. iii. 2, 3. 19.
And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues, yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils and idols of gold, &c. neither repented they of their murders, &c. Rev. ix. 20, 21.
And men were scorched (or burned) with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, &c. and they repented not to give him glory, &c. and repented not of their deeds.-Rev. xvi. 9-11.
I have not found thy work perfect before God; remember therefore how thou hast received and heard: and hold fast, and repent, &c. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten, be
OF DEATH; OR THE LAYING DOWN OF THESE TABERNACLES.
AND the Lord formed man of the dust of the ground (or dust of the ground).-Gen. ii. 7. Job iv. 19.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground: for out of it wast thou taken : for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.-Gen. iii. 19.
God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace: thou shalt be buried in a good old age.-Gen. xv. 13. 15. xxv. 8.
I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes.-Gen. xviii. 27.
Sarah died, &c. and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her.-Gen. xxiii. 2.
Abraham died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years, and was gathered to his people, &c. Ishmael, &c. gave up the ghost, and died, and was gathered unto his people.— Gen. xxv. 8. 17.
Isaac, &c. said, Behold, now I am old, I know not the day of my death.
Gen. xxvii. 1, 2. xxxv. 28, 29. Rachel died in bearing Benjamin by the way; buried there; and Jacob set a pillar upon her grave.— Gen. xxxv. 17, &c.
Jacob said unto Pharaoh, The days of the years of my pilgrimage are one