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A written revelation.

house, and upon thy gates: 21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

Jos. 1: 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written there. in: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Ps. 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

Pr. 4: 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go. keep her: for she is thy life. 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.

Mat. 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye doerr, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. Jn. 5: 39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think

ye have eternal life: And they are they which testify of me.

Ac. 17: 11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things

were so.

Rom. 15: 4 Whatsoever things were written aforetime, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.

1 Th. 5: 27 I charge you by the Lord that this cpistle be read unto all the holy brethren.

Heb. 2: 1 We ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let

them slip

1 Pet. 2: 2 As new-born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.

Rev. 1: 3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. [Ps. 19, and 119, entire.]

[See 279, 458, 493.]
49. Bible a uritten revelation, and intelligible.

Dt. 9: 10 The Lord delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written ac


Sin of wresting -- profitable.


cording to all the words which the LORD spake with you in the moint, out of the midst of the fire.

Ps. 102: 18 This shall be written for the generation to come: and the people which shall be created shall praise the LORD.

Ps. 119: 105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light Dato my path. 130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple.

2 Pet. 1: 18 This voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount. 19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ya take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, untii tie day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts. 50. Sin and danger of altering or wresting the Bible.

Dt. 4: 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command

Pr. 30: 6 Add thou not unte Lis words, lest he reprove thee and thou be found a liar.

2 Pet. 3: 15 And account thrt the long-suffering of ouz Lord is salvation; even as our belored brother Paul also, according to the wisdom given unto him, hath written unto you ; 16 As also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in which are some things hard to be urderstood, which they that are unlearned and unstable wrest, as they do also the other scriptures, unto their own destruction.

Rev. 22: 18 I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book : 19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. [See 284.] 51. The whole Bible profitable and important.

Dt. 29: 29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

2 Tim. 3: 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: 17 That the man of God may de jierfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. [See 47, and 279 and 433.] 5*


Duty and advantages of — Duties of to parents.



52. Duty and advantages of cheerfulness.

Neh. 8: 10 Neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.

Pr. 14:30 A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. [Ps. 119: 80.] – 15: 13 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken. 15 He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast. — 17: 22 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Jn. 16: 33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation, but be of good cheer: I have overcome the world.

1 Th. 5: 16 Rejoice evermore. (See 296, 634.]


53. Duties of children to parents.

Ex. 20: 12 Honor thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Lev. 19: 3. Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father.

Pr. 1: 8 My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 9 For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.–6: 20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother: 21 Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. 22 When thou goest, it shall lead thee; when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee. — 13: 1 A wise son heareth his father's instruction: but a scorner heareth not rebuke. - 23: 22 Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.

Mat. 15: 4 God commanded, saying, Honor thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be prosited by me;

6 And honor not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

Lk. 2: 51 He [Christ) went down with them, [his parents] and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them.

Disobedient children punished - Early piety.

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Ep. 6: 1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. 2 Honor thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise,) 3 That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Col. 3: 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. (See 10.] 54. Penalties for disobeying and abusing parents.

Ex. 21: 15 He that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. 17 And he that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Dt. 21: 18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: 21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you, and all Israel shall hear, and fear-27: 16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother : and all the people shall say, Amen.

Pr. 20: 20 Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shail be put out in obscure darkness. — 30: 17 The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. [See 494.] 55. Early picty eremplified and encouraged.

1 S. 3: 8 The LORD called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli, and said, Here am I; for thou didst call me. And Eli perceived that the LORD had called the child.

2 Ch. 34: 1 Josiah was eight years old when he began to reign. 3 In the eighth year of his reign, while he was yet young, he began to seek after the God of David his father.

Pr. 8: 17 I love them that love me: and those that seek me early shall find me.- 22: 6 Train up a child in the way be should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Ec. 12: 1 Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.

Is. 28: 9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.

2 Tim. 3: 15 And that from a child thou hast known the buly scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Christ's moral character - obeyed his Father.


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56. His holiness, righteousness, frankness, and disinterestedness.

Is. 11: 5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loirs, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Jn. 8: 50 I seek not mine own glory.

Jn. 18: 19 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. 20 Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. 21 Why askest thou me? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.

Ac. 3: 14 Ye denied the Holy One, and the Just.
2 Cor. 5: 21 He hath made him to be sin for us, who knew

no sin.

Heb. 4: 15 We have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities : but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.—7: 26 Such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens, 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered


himself. 1 Pet. 2: 21 Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that


should follow his steps. 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.

[See 229, 630.]
57. Christ obeyed, pleased and honored God.

Ps. 40: 7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the
book it is written of me, 8 I delight to do thy will, O my
God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Mat. 3: 17 Lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my

be lored Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Jn. 4: 34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.-5: 30 I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me. --6:38 I came down from heaven, not to do my own will, but the will of him that sent me.-8: 29 He that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him. 49 Jesus answered, I have not a

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