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upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. 38: 4. Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth : Declare, if thou hast understanding. Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ? or who hath stretched the line upon it Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened 2 40: 15. Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee ; he eateth grass as an ox. — 18. His bones are us strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.–9. Hast thou an arm like God ; canst thou thunder with a voice like him

T Ps. 65: 5. By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation ; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea: which by his strength setteth fast the mountains ; being girded with power: which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, and the tumult of the people. They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens. 93: 1. The Lord reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LoRo is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved. – 4. The LoRD on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, yea, than the mighty waves of the sea. 107: 23. They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; these see the works of the Lo Rd, and his wonders in the deep. For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which listeth up the waves thereof. — 29. He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Is A. 26: 4. Trust ye in the LoRD forever: for in the LoRD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength: for he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground ; he bringeth it even to the dust. The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and | the steps of the needy.

44; 24. I am the Lord that maketh all things ; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself; that frustrateth the tokens of the liars, and maketh diviners mad; that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolish ; that confirmeth the word of his servant, and performeth the counsel of his messengers ; that saith to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be inhabited ; and to the cities of Judah, Ye shall be built; and I will raise up the decayed places thereof: that saith to the deep, Be dry, and I will dry up thy rivers.

50: 2. Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem 2 or have I no power to deliver ? Behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea; I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.

T. J.E.R. 10: 6. Forasmuch as there ts none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations?–10. But the Lo RD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King : at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth ; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

14: 22. Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain & Or can the heavens give showers : Art not thou he, O Lord our God 2 Therefore we will wait upon thee : for thou hast made all these things.

DAN. 3: 16. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. — 23. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire 2 They answered and said unto the king, True, O king. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the son of God. Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire. And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. Then Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, - there is no other God that can deliver after this sort. AMos 5: 7. Ye, who turn judgment to wormwood, and leave off righteousness in the earth, seek him that maketh the seven stars and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death into the morning, and maketh the day dark with night: that calleth for the waters of the sea, and poureth, them out upon the face of the earth: the LoRD is his name.

§ 2.

oVER MIND: OR INTELLIGENT CREATURES.

I. His control declared.

DEUT. 7: 7. The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you,

because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: but because the LoRD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LoRD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. 2 CHR on. 20:6. O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen : and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee * 2 KING's 19: 22. Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed 2 and against whom hast thou exalted thy voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high 2 even against the Holy One of Israel. By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lo R.D.—27. But I know thy abode, and thy going out, and thy coming in, and thy rage against me. Because thy rage against me, and thy tumult is come up into mine ears, therefore I will put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou CanneSt. Job 12: 16. With him is strength and wisdom: , the deceived and the deceiver are his. He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools. He looseth the bond of kings, and girdeth their loins with a girdle. He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty. He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged. He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty. —23. He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again. Ps. 98: 9. For he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. 99: 1. The Lord reigneth; let the people tremble: he sitteth between the cherubims; let the earth be moved. The LoRD is great in Zion ; and he is high above all people. Let them praise thy, great and terrible name: for it is holyThe king's strength also loveth judgment; thou dost establish equity, thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob. 33: 10. The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect. The counsel of the Lord standeth forever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord ; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. — 16. There is no king saved by the multitude of an host; a mighty man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. — 20. Our soul waiteth for the Lord ; he is our help and our shield. JER. 10: 23. O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. Ps. 75: 6. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the Judge. He putteth down one, and setteth up another. 103: 19. The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all. Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

T PR. 21:1. The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water : he turneth it whithersoever he will. Is A. 45: 13. I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways: he shall build my city, and he shall let go my captives, not for price nor reward, saith the Lord of hosts. 44; 28. That saith of Cyrus, he is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure : even saying to Jerusalem, Thou shalt be built; and to homple, Thy foundation shall be laid. 45: 1. Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him ; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two-leaved gates ; and the gates shall not be shut ; I will go

before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: and I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel. For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. — 7. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lo R D do all these things. Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let thern bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the Lord have created it. Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker | Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou ? or thy work, He hath no hands 2 Woe unto him that saith unto his father, What begettest thou ? or to the woman, What hast thou brought forth 2 46: 3. Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb: and even to tyour old age I am he ; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you : I have made, and I will bear ; even I will carry, and will deliver you. 48: 11. For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted 2 and I will not give my glory to another. — 15. I, even I, have spoken; yea, I have called him: I have brought him, and he shall make his way prosperous Come ye near unto me, hear ye this ; I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; from the time that it was, there am I. 51: 12. I, even I, am he that comforteth you : who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; and forgettest the Lord thy Maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth ; and hast feared continually every day, because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were

ready to destroy 2 and where is the fury of the oppressor 2

54: 16. Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his work ; and I have created the waster to destroy. No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lo Rd.

JER. 18: 6. O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the Lord. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hands, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

II. Influences, by which he governs mind.

1. Providences.

Ex. 4: 21. And the Lord said unto Moses, When thou goest to return into Egypt, see that thou do all those wonders before Pharaoh, which I have put in thine hand: but I will harden his heart, that he shall not let the people go. And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my first-born: and I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy first-horn.

6: 1. Then the Lord said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land. – 6. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretchedout arm, and with great judgments: and I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God, which bringeth, you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians,

7: 8. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and multiply my signs and my wonders in the land of Egypt. But Pharoh shall not hearken unto you that I may lay my hand upon Egypt, and bring forth mine armies, and my people the children of Israel, out of the land of Egypt by great judgments. And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them. 9: 12. And the Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them ; as the LoRD had spoken unto Moses. And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me. For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people ; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth. For now I will stretch out my hand, that I may smite thee and thy people with pestilence ; and thou shalt be cut off from the earth. And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to show in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth. 13: 14. And it shall be, when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What is this 2 that thou shalt say unto him, By strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage: and it came to pass, when Pharaoh would hardly let us go, that the LoRD slew all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both the first-born of man, and the first-born of beast. DEUT. 10: 14. Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is. Only the LoRD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.

T Josh. 11:20. For it was of the LoRD to harden their hearts, that they should come against Israel in battle, that he might destroy them utterly, and that they might have no favor, but that he might destroy

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cised: it may be that the Lo RD will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few. — 12. And Jonathan said unto his armor-bearer, Come up after me: for the Lord hath delivered them into the hand of Israel. And Jonathan climbed up upon his hands and upon his feet, and his armor-bearer after him: and they fell before Jonathan; and his armorbearer slew after him. 1 KING's 22: 20. And the Lord said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the Lord, and said, I will persuade him. And the LoRD said unto him, Where with ? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Ps. 66: 3. Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee. All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men. He turned the sea into dry land: they went through the flood on foot: there did we rejoice in him. He

ruleth by his power forever; his

eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah.

76: 5. The stout-hearted are spoiled, they have slept their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hands. At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven; the earth feared, and was still, when God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. Surely the wrath of

man shall praise thee: the remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain. Ex. 15: 1. I will sing unto the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously : the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The LoRD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation : — 8. The Lord is a man of war : the

| Lord is his name. —6. Thy right

hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power : thy right hand, O Lord, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which consumed them as stubble. And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters were gathered together, the floods stood upright as an heap, and the depths were congealed in the heart of the sea. The enemy said, I will pursue, I will overtake, I will divide the spoil ; my lust shall be satisfied upon them ; I will draw my sword, my hand shall destroy them. Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea covered them : they sank as lead in the mighty waters. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods Who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders ? – 16. Fear and dread shall fall upon them ; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till the people pass over, O Lord, till thy people pass over, which thou hast purchased. — 18. The Lord shall reign forever and ever !

T DEUT. 10: 21. He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen. Thy fathers went down into Egypt with three-score and ten persons; and now the Lord thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

11 : 1. Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway. And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretchedout arm, and his miracles, and his

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