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CH A P. XVIII. i Jethro bringeth to Moses his Wife and two Sons : 7 Moses · entertaineth him, 13 and accepteth his Counsel.
CHA P. xix. 1 The People come to Sinai. 3 God's Mesage to the People
out of the Mount : 8 Their Answer returned. 16 The fcarful Presence of God upon the Mount.
Ver, I TN the third Month, when the Children of Israel
I were gone forth out of the Land of Egypt, the fame Day came they into the Wilderness of Sinai.
2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the Desart of Sinai, and had pitched in the Wilderness, and there Israel camped before the Mount.
3 And Moles went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the Mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say unto the House of Jacob, and tell the Children of Ifrael ;
4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I BARE you on EAGLE's Wings, and brought you unto myfelf. 5 i Now therefore, if ve i Isa. xliii. 1 Now thus faith the
LORD that created thee, O JACOB,
eed, and he that formed thee, o Israel, and keep my COVENANT, Fear not: for 1 have REDEEMED thee, then ye shall be a PECULIAR I have CALLED thee by thy Name,
thou art MINE. TREASURE unto me above 2 When shou passes through the all People : for all the Earth WATERS, I will be with THEE ; and is mine.
through the Rivers they shall not
overflow thee : when thou wa kest through the Fire, thou shalt not be burnt ; neither shall the Flame kindle upon thee.
3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy SAVIOUR.
I a. xli 8 But thou Israel ant my Servant, JACOB whom I have chosen, the Seed of ABRAHAM my Friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the Ends of the Earth, and called thee from the chicf Ends thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my SERVANT, I have CHOSEN thee, and not cast thee away
i tihin ill. I Behold what manner of Love the FATHER hath BESTOWED upon us, that we should be called the Sons of God : therefore the World knoweth us not, because it KNEW him not.
2 Now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be : but we know, that when he shall APPEAR, we shall be LIKE him, for we fall see him as he is,
And every Man that hath this Hope in him, PURIFIETH himself, even as he is pure
Caii. iz Giving Thanks unto the Father, which hath made us MEET TO be PARTAKERS of the INHERITANCE of the SAINTS in LIGHT :
13 Who hath DELIVERED us from the Power of DARKNESS, and hath translated us into the KINGDOM of his DEAR SON.
14. In whom we have REDEMPTION through his Blood, even the ForgiveNE$5 of SINS.
65 And ye shall be unto i Per ii. 9 Ye are a Chosen GEme a Kingdom of PRIESTS,
NERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an
HOLY NATION, a PECULIAR PEOPLE, and an HOLY NATION. There that ye should shew forth the PRAISES are the Words which thou of him who hath called you out of
DARKNESS into his marvellous LIGHT, fhalt speak unto the Children
10 Which in time past were not a of Israel.
People, but are now the PEOPLE of 2 And Moses came and God : which lrad not obtained Mer
cy, but now have obtained Mercy. Cutea for the LIUCTS O mne
Dearly beloved, I beseech you People, and laid before their as Strangers and Pilgrims, abftain Faces all these Words which from FLESHLY Lusts, which war athe LORD commanded him. saint the Soul;
Rev. i. 4 Grace he unto you, and 8 And all the People an- Peace from him which is, and which swered together, and said, All
was, and which is TO COME;
s And from Jesus CHRIST, who is that the LORD hath ipoken, the FAITHFUL WITNESS, and the FIRSTwe will do. And Moses re- BEGOTTEN of the Dead, and the Prince
of the KINGS of the EARTH : unto turned the Words of the Peo
him that LOVED us, and WASHED us ple unto the LORD.
from our Sins in his own B1OOD, 9 And the LORD said unto 6 And hath made us KINGS and
PRIESTS unto God and his FATHER ; Moses, Lo, I come unto
to him be GLORY and DOMINION for thee in a thick Cloud, that ever and ever. the People may hear when I speak with thee, and BELIEVE thee for ever. And Moses told the Words of the People unto the LORD.
10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the People, and SANCTIFY them To-day and Tomorrow, and let them wash their Cloaths,
u And be ready against the third Day : for the third Day the LORD will come down in the Sight of all the People upon Mount Sinai.
12 And thou shalt set Bounds unto the People round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the Mount, or touch the Border of it: whosoever TOUCHETH the Mount, shall be surely put to DEATH.
13 There shall not an Hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through ; whether it be Beast or Min, it shall not LIVE : when the TRUMPET soundeth long, they shall come up to the Mount.
14 And Moses went down from the Mount unto the People, and SANCTIFIED the People, and they washed their Cloaths.
15 And he said unto the People, Be ready against the third Day: come not at your Wives.
16 And it came to pass on the third Day in the Morning, that there were THUNDERS and LIGHTNINGS, and a thick Cloud upon the Mount, and the Voice of the Trumpet EXCEEDING LOUD; so that all the People that was in the Camp TREMBLED.
17 And Moses brought forth the People out of the Camp to meet with God, and they stood at the nether Part of the Mount. . 18 1 And Mount SINAI " Heb. sii. 18 Ye are not come to
the MOUNT that might be touched, was altogether on a SMOKE, and that BURNED with FIRE, nor unbecause the LORD DESCEND- to BLACKNESS, and DARKNESS, and ED upon it in Fire : and the Tempest... SMOKE thereof ascended as and the Voice of WORDS, which
19 And the Sound of a TRUMPET, the Smoke of a Furnace, and Voice they that heard, intreated the whole MounT OAKED that the WORD should not be spoken
to them any more : greatly.
20 (For they could not ENDURE 19 And when the Voice that which was COMMANDED. And if of the TRUMPET founded of the Tower founded so much as a Beast touch the Moun
tain, it shall be stoned, or thrust long, and waxed louder and through with a Dart. louder, Moses spake, and 21 And so TERRIBLE was ihe Sight,
that Moses said, I exceedingly FEAR GOD aniwered him by 2 and Quare) Voice.
22 But ye are come unto Mount 20 And the LORD came Sion, and unto the City of the lo
VING God, the HEAVENLY JERUSAdown upon Mount Sinai,
mlLEM, and to an innumerable Com on the Top of the Mount : pany of ANGELS. and the LORD called Moses 23 To the General AssEMBLY and
CHURCH of the FIRST-BORN, which up to the Top of the Mount, are written in HEAVEN, and to GOD and Moses went up.
the Judge of all, and to the SPIRITS 21. And the LORD said of just Men made PERFECT.
24 And to JESUS the MEDIATOR of unto Moses, Go down, charge the
the New COVENANT, and to the BLOOD the People, left they break of SPRINKLING, that speaketh BETTER through unto the LORD to Things than that of ABEL.
25 See that ye REFUS& not him that gaze, and many of them pe- SPEAKETH : for if they ESCA rish.
who refused him that SPAKE ON EARTH, 22 And let the PRIESTS
much more shall not wc ESCAPE, if
WE TURN away from him that SPEAKalso which come near to the Eth from HEAVEN : LORD, SANCTIFY themselves, 26 Whose Voice then shook the left the LORD break forth up
EARTH; but now he hath promised, on thom.
and the Lop of the
24 And the LORD said saying, Yet once more I shake noc
the EARTH only, but also HEAVEN. unto him, Away, get thee
w , nway80 mee 27 And this Word, Yet once more, down, and thou shalt come signifieth the REMOVING of those up, thou, and Aaron with Things that are shaken, as of the
Things that ARE MADE, that those mee : but let not le freits Things which CANNOT BE SHAKEN may thee : but let not the Priests Th and the People break through, REMAIN. to come up unto the LORD,
28 Wherefore we RECEIVING a KING
DOM which cannot be MOVED, let us left he break forth upon them. have Grace, whereby we may SERVE
25 So Moses went down God acceptably, with REVERENCE unto the People, and spake and GodLY FEAR.
29 For our God is a CONSUM ING unto them.
CH A P. XX..
The Ten Commandments. 22 Idolatry forbidden. 24 Of what Sort the Altar should be.
Ver. 1 AND m God spake - Matth. v. 17 Think not that I
All theic Wow, PROPHETS : I am not come to de
all these words. am come to destroy the Law or the faying,
ftroy, but to FULFIL. 2 I am the LORD thy God, Marth, xix. 17 If thou wilt ENTER
into LIFE, KEEP the COMMANDMENTS. which have brought thee out Rom. vii. 12 The Law is HOLY, and of the Land of Egypt, out of the COMMANDMENT HOLY, and JUST, the House of Bondage.
John xiv. 21 He that hath my Com, MANDMENTS and keepech them, he it is that loveth me.
I. Ver. 3 HDTLL (halt habe " Matth. iv. 10 Thou shalt WORSHIP no other Gods be: the LORD thy God, and him only
shalt thou SERVE. fore me.
Mark xii. 30 Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul, and with all thy MIND, and with all thy STRENGTH.
Jelm xvii. 3 This is LIFÉ ETERNAL, that they might know thee, the only TRUE GOD, and Jesus CHRIST whom thou haft lent.
Heb. xi. 6 Without Faith it is impoffible 10 PLEASE GOD; for he that cometh to God, must BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK him.
Psal. xix, i The HEAVENS declare the GLORY of God: and the FIRMAMENT (heweth his handy WORK.
2 Day unto Day utterech Speech, and Night unto Night Theweth Knows
* There is no Speech nor Language, where their Voice is not heard. Matth. xi. 27 No Man knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any Man the Facher, save the Son, and he to whomsoeyes the Son will REVEAL him,
I Cor. i. 21 For after that, in the Wisdom of God, the World by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the Foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
I Chron. xxviii. 9 And thou, Solomon my Son, KNOW thou the God of thy FATHERS, and SPRVE him with a PERFECT HEARI, and with a wILLING MIND : for the LORD SEARCHETH all HEARTS, and understandech all the Imaginations of the Thoughts : if thou SEEK him, he will be FOUND of thee ; but if thou FORSAKE him, he will cast thee off for ever.
II. 40 Thou shalt not inake · 1 Cor. x. 14. My dearly beloved, uiito thee any Graven Image, FLEE from IDOLATRY.
2 Cor. vi. 16 What Agreement hath oz any Likeness of any Thing
my way the TEMPLE of God, with IdolS. that is in Heaven above, 02 John v. 21 Little Children, keep that is in the Earth beneath, yourselves from Idols. 02 that is in the water under John iv. 24 God is a SPIRIT, and
they that WORSHIP him, must worship the Earth.
him in Spirit, and in TRUTH 5 hou shalt 110t bow down I Cor. x. 7 Neither be IDOL ATERS, thyTelf to theni, 1102 serve them: as were some of them. for I the Lord thy God am a 20 I say, that the Things which jealous God. piliting the 1- the Gentiles facrifice, they facrifice
to Devils, and not to God : and I niquity of the fathers upon
it would not that ye should have Felthe Childzen unto the third lowship with Devils. and fourth Generation of chem Ezek. xiv. 7 Every one of the House that hate ine :
of Israel, or of the Stranger that ro6 21D Chewing Mercy unto journeth in Israel which feparateth Choulands of their that lobe Idols in his Heart, and putter the
himself from me, and setteth up his nie, and keep my Coinmanid- Stumbling-block of his Iniquity beliients.
fore his Face, and cometh to a Pro
phet to enquire of him concerning me; I the LORD will answer him by myself.
8 And I will set iny Face against that Man, and will make him a Siga and a•Proverb, and I will cur him off from the midst of my People, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
Ezek viii 12 Then said he unto me, Son of Man, haft thou seen what the Ancients of the House of Israel do in the Dark, every Man in the CHAMBERS of his IMAGERY? for they say, The Lord seeth us not, the LORD .hath forlaken the Earıh.
I Cor. viii. 4 We know that an Idol is nothing in the World, and that there is none other God but one.
Rom. i. 20 For the INVISIBLE Things of him from the Creation of the World are clearly SEEN, being understood by the Things that are made, even his ETERNAL POWER and GodHEAD ; so that they are without Excuse:
21 Because that when they knew God, they GLORIFIED him not as GOD, neither were thankful, but became VAIN in their IMAGINATIONS, and their foolish Heart was darkned.
25 Who Changed the TRUTH of God into a Lie, and WORSHIPPED the CREATURE more than the CREATOR.
III. 7 P Chou shalt tiot take James v. 12 Above all Things, , the Parlic of the Lord thy God my Brethren, swear not, neither by in vaill: for the Lord will
on mill Heaven, neither by the Easth, nei
ther by any other Oath : but let not hold him guiltless that your Yea, be Yea, and your Nay, talerh his fame in vain, Nay; left ye fall into CONDEMNA