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24. 57.Instances; Hagar, Gen. ar.
21. Isaac and Rebekah, Gen. 27.
46. Gen. 28. 1. Judah, Gen. 38.
rf. Manoa and his Wife, Judg.

The good or evil Example Pa-
rents give Children, has a great In-
fluence on them in the course of
their Lives, 2 King. 14.3. a King.
15. 3. 9> 34- i King. 17. 41. J
Chron. 22. 3.

For Parents to do their Duty, is
advantageous to them, Prov. 19.
iy, 17. and to their Children,
Prov. 22. 6,15. Prov. 23. 13, 14.

The Duty of Children to their
Parents, $6, a, 30.

. Partiality.
God is no refpeiler of Persons,
Sio,a,y.

We are not to respect Persons,

953* b, Si-
Passionate

Temper rt proved, L.uk. 9. 54,
&c. See Auger.

Passions.

Our Lcrd had all such humane
Paffit,tii as were innocent, 410, b, 1 i.
Lok. 10, 21. Joh. 11. 35.

Patience

Of God, expressed likewise by
his Forbearance and Long-suffer-
JPg, 599, a> 8- God, by divers Ex-
pressions, testifies his unwillingness
po punish, Hos. 11. The End
of God's Patience, that Men might
repent, 15, a, 2.

Patience of God abused by Sin-
ners^*, b, Ij. 599, f. 3- U will
not last always, Luk. 13. 5, §cc. 2
Pet. 2. 4, &c. The Punishment of
pinners will be increased, if in-
stead of being reclaimed by his
Judgments,they continue to abuse
Jus Patience, Lev.26\ iji. ', ,
Patience,; .
A Duty, 649, b, 3t. Patience and
Long-suffering towards each ether,
a Duty, £03, a, 25. , i

Motives, Rom. 8. 18, i3. By Pa-
time towards each other we imi-
tate God; See above.

Examples of Patience towards
God; The Prophets, Job, Jam j.
10, 11. Abraham, Heb. v. 15. See
SutmiJJio*.

Examples of Patience with refpeS
to Men; St. Paul, Acts 15.10,11.
2 Cos, 14.11. The Righteous, th:
Apostles, St. John, 53 5, a, if.
Patronage,
This right very much abused,
en Mat. 10. 8.

Paul,

A Jew by Birth, jei,a,»o.<f>,
b, 2. on Phi). 3. 5. His Cobka-
on, Acts 9, 22, 16 Chapters.

St. Paul' called and ordained!
Preacher and an Apostle, 50;, 1,4.
He condemns himself for his Z«!
jn persecuting the Church, s,%\
17. In other respects he wasagoed
Man befoie his Conversion,
a, 7.

Sr. Paul, his Sufferings and Af-
flictions, 5.45, a, 5. 681, a, 17.7:!'
a, 1, 12. His care that Chrishas
should not be moved thereby,

a, J-

St. Paul pleads his Privilege, >*"
Roman, 54;, b, 10. Miracks
wiought by him, 220, b, i°- 55+»

b, 8.

St. Paul's Epistles written fof the
general Use of the Church, 7]<.i>
1. "840, "b, 13.

Peace.

To follow Peace, a very eminent
Part of Religion, and much ip»
ed on in the holy Scriptures, >9:>
a, 23. - •

Peace-makers blessed, Mat. 5. J-
The Prophets and Apostles W>
dered as disturbers of the PuutTW

h, 24- .
* Jesus Christ came to introdt::
Peace' into the World, fw «■
God, and among MeiMJ^i'jj
How he may be said not to
fwff, on Mat. 1 o. 34.

Motives to Practice: Tb: &
ample of Abraham, Gen. ij-W
It is good and pleasant, PsaLiji-
I. God isthtGod of P,e*t,&b*

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. The Author of Peace, 1 Cor. 14^.
. He that foweth Discord is an
omination unto the Lord, Prov.
16, 19. Thole who stir up Strife,
,athful, Prov. 15. 18. froward,
ov. 15.28. A Fool's Lips enter
to Contention, Prov. 18. 6. The
ifchief cf Division, Luk. n. 17.
tl. 5.15. Peace a fruit of the Spi-
[,Gal. j. 22.

Perfection,
To endeavour and labour after
,a Duty, 948, a, 3.

Perfection
Of God, Exod. 15.11. Psal. 89.
Jer. 10.7. \

Perjury,

See Swearing.

Persecution.
The Prophets persecuted by the
:ws, 118, b, 8. 126, b, 18.
The Apostles and Servants of
od persecuted by bad Men, 55, a, 8.
16, a, 2i,b, y. 432, b, 8. 528,
1 8- 785, a, 7. 84;, a, 24.
People will sometimes persecute

leir nearest Relations on account is able to confirm'and stablifli us,
1 Religion, Mat. 10. 34, &e. Luk. 666, a, 3, 13

1. $2,&C.

The Gospel promoted by the
ersecution: of the Apostles, 53 J,

Persecution may be prudently a-
oided and fled from, 56, a, 7. Our
Jested Lord's Example herein, 84,
, J. Joh. 8. 59. Joh. 11. J4. But
H must not be aihamed of Christ,
or quit our Profession, to escape
ersecution, 58, a, 25. 59, b, 1 5.

The first Christians rejoiced un-
er Persecutions, and why? 482,3,

»• 535,3, *5-,

Considerations under Persecution,
Ait. 5. 11,12. 255,a,2.

Arguments against persecuting
;ocd People. They are sometimes
nstrumental in deriving temporal
ilessings to the Wicked, 583/a, 11.
shose who persecute them will suffer
or it, 855, a,' 36. Sr. Paul con-
lemns himself for his Zeal in pirsc-
using the Cliurclr, 497. b, if.

so. Abraham, Gen. 12. 7,8. Gen.
13.4,18. Gen. 18. 19. Gen. 16. 5.
The Virgin Mary, Luk. 1. 28, 46.
Acts 1. 14. Cornelius, Acts 10. 2.
See many more in Mr. Bernard's
Thesaurus Biblicus.

Pilgrims.
We are Strangers, Pilgrims,
'and So jcurners in this World, 747,

And tender-heartedness and com-
panion,often enjoined, Eph. 4. 3a.
.Col. 3.13.

Plague.

This Word includes several
Judgments under it, Gen. i'a. 17.
Exod. 9. 14- It stands particularly
for the Pestilence, Exod. 12. 13, 14.

Angels lent to inflict the Pefii-
.lencc, Exod. 12. 23. a Sara.'24.'1 j,
16. Rev. 7-3, 3-

The Heathen Priests doubted
whether the Plague of Emerods, ( 1
Sam. 5. 6.) was from God, or by
Chance, 1 Sam. 6. 2, 9.

Plagues rhreatned against the Ob-
stinate, Exod. 9. 13, &c. See Judg-
ment si *-1'

Polygamy,

Contrary to the Design of God in
the Creation, 104,a, 12. 193, a, 13.
Forbidden in the New-Testament,
on Acts 15. 20. on 1 Cor. 7. 3.

If he who purs away his Wife,
except for the Cause of Eornication,
and marries another, is guilty of
Adultery, Mar. 19. 9. much more
is he guilty, who marries a second
Wife without putting away the
first, she being inticcent.

Poor,

There will be always some in
this Condition, 141, a, 5.

The Poor are to be taken Care of,
Lev. 19. 9, 10. Gal. 2. 10. Prov,
gi. 9. See Aim?, Mercy, good Works.
They must nor be oppressed, Prov.
22. 22. Jer. 2 2. 3. Amos 4. 1. nor
mocked, 140, a, 1.

Honest Labour to be followed by
the Poor, Eplv 4, 28. a Thef 3. i'a.

Poor People should particularly
watch against Discontent, Murmu-
ring, and Stealing, Prov. 30.9.

Considerations proper for the
Poor: That Jesus Christ lived iai
poor Condition, 755, a, 16. Thiti
virtuous poor Man is in a betiti
State than a vicious rich Ma,
Psal. 37. 16, &c. Prov. i}. 16.
Prov. 28. 6. That God has appoint,
ed this Condition for them, 1 Sim.

2. 7, 8. That in this World wea s
but Strangers and Pilgrims, 747,1,

3. And that if they are regenerate
and born again, and live to the
Glory of God,how/>o«rsbeverthty
may be, they are beloved by him,
Jam. 2. y. and their Souls will he
hereafter carried by Angels into
Heaven, as the Soul of bums
was, Luk. 16. 22.

Poor in Spirit, are those whose
Spirits are tamed and humble,
who resign themselves to God,
and with reference ro him, ascribe
not any thing to themlehei,
Mat. 5.3.

Power

Of God, Gen. 17. 1. ;Cbroa.
25. 8. Job 9. 4. Job 36. 5. Psal.
147. j. 228, b, 32. c5io, a, 1. W,
b, 12. 1078, a, 8. Expressed by his
Finger, Luk. 11. 10. By his Am
and right Hand, zzS,b, 11. fflA
1. No Wisdom or Power can coa-
troul him, 481, b, 4, 14. 634, 1, f-
Nothing too .hard for God to effitf,
227, a, 7. God cannot lie or deny
himself, 603, b, 16.

God's Power difplay'd at the giv-
ing of the Law, 943, a, 1. God
does sometimes by his Pouf *
spend and over-rule the £ffc& d
natural Causes, so that they cannot
do what they are bent and wont B
do. He gives and withholds
Rain, 534,4, 12. He restrained the
Fire, Dan. 3, '27. Other EwmP1"
of divine Interposition; He with-
held the hungry Lions, Dan. <•::-
The venomous Beast, Acts »••!•
§ic- He can preserve his Servo0
from the Plague or PeflikW

» ■• •■ , C*M.
kod. 12. 13. Psal. 91. r, 6, Sec.
de restrained the Malice of the
sews, Joh. 7. 30. and of wicked
ipirits, Job I. 12. Job 2.6. on
War. y.13. See the Note on Jam.
.13.

All Power delivered to Christ by
he Father, 6y, b, 6. 1J7, a, 2.

The Consideration of the Power
if God should prevail with us to
ear him, Psal. 76. 7. Mat. 10. 28.
so trust in him, Isa. 26. 4. To
mmble our selves under his migh-
y Hand, 1 Pet. y. 6.

Praise

And Thanksgiving, a Duty often
nentioned in the holy Scriptures,
93, a, 33. 1081, b, 4. Col. 2. 7.

This Duty expressed by publifh-
ng the great Things God has done
Mus, Luk. 8. 39. By blessing him,
30, a, y. 659, b, 7. 1 Cor. 14.
6. See Glory.

Our Praises must be offered up
nhe Name of Jesus Christ, 593>
148.

Ofpraising God with Psalms and
tymns,722, a, 3.

Examples hereof: Jesus Christ,
oh. 11. 41. Others, 227, b, iy.
081, a, 13. See the Book of
'Calms. Hereby we glorifie God,
'sal. yo. 23. See Ingratitude.
Praise

Or Commendation. People should
ot Praise themselves, but leave
iat to others, 760, a, ly. Their
^orks should praise them, Prov.
1.31.

An undue regard to the Praise of
sen hurtful, 371, b, 9.

We ought to endeavour to ap-
rove our selves to God, that we
'ay receive Praise from him, 603,
>9-

Prayer.

This Duty is expressed by asking,
;eking, and knocking, Mat. 7. 7.
y coming to, and seeking God,
3.1. b, 23. Psal. 9. 10. Ps.tl. i4. 2.
ial. <>3.1. By lifting up the Soul
J God, Psal. 2;. 1. By poui injj^ouc

the Soul and Heart before God,
1 Sam. r. iy. Psal. 62.8. Lam.
2. 19. .">*.,

Of the Qualifications of an acce-
ptable Prayer: Our Prayers shou Id
be offered with a Sense of our Un-»
worthiness, Gen. 18. 27. of our
Necessities, Luk. 1 y. 17, &c. and of
our Sins, Luk. 18. 13, 14. Sinceri-
ty, Psal. 17. 1. Psal. i4y. 18. Ho-
liness, 3y, b, 1. 401, a, 9, b, 8.
Humility, 3y, a, 33. Faith, 9yo,
b, 11. Heb. 11. 6. and that we
forgive others. Mat. 6. 12. 14. qua-
lifications of an acceptable Prayer.
Of perseverance in Prayer, 36, a,
10. expressed by waiting upon
God, Psal. 2y. y. Psal. 27. 14. Psal-
37.7. Psal. 123.2. Psal. 130. 5.

Of importunity in Prayer, 309,
b, 1. expressed by striving and la-
bouring in Prayer, 66], a, 14.

Times of Prayer; Morning,
Noon,and Evening,469,a, 13. Psal.
y. 3. Psal. 6y. 8. Psal. 92.1,2.
Dan. 6. 10.

To pray always,and without ceas-
ing, what? 309, a, 1. on Luk.
18. 1.

Of mental Prayer, 1 Sam. 1.1.3.
Prayer in secret, a Duty, Mat.
6.6.

Our Prayers must be offered in
the Name of Jesus Christ, 610, b,
28.

Our Saviour used Forms of Pray
er, on Mat. 6 9.

Prayer with the Spirit, probably
inspired Prayer, 1 Cor. 14. iy.Jam.
y. 1 y. Jude ver. 20.

To desire the Prayers of others u-
sual, 499, b, 24. Good Menfrayed
for each other, 66:, b, 28. The A-
postle prayed for those to whom he
preached, 595, b, 10. And desires
their Prayers for himself, 663, 3,3.

Persons to be prayed for: All.
Men, Psal. 67. 2, 2 Tim. 2. 1.
All Christians, Eph. 6. iS. Jam. y.
j6. We are to pray for Magi"*
strates, r Tim. 2, 2. For the Mi-
nisters of Christ, 663, a, 3. For our
selves, 7<>y;b, 8. Fur our Enemies,

and those who despitefully use us,
26, a, i. Gud has sometimes refu-
sed to hear Prayer} for great Sin-
ners, 1 o 11, b, 3.

Things to be prayed soft We
know not what we sliould pray for
as we ought, Rom. 8. 16. We
lhould ask things agreeable to the
Will of God, 627, a, 16. ThatGudr
may be glorified, Mat. 6. 9, 10,
For the Peace and Welfare of the
Church, Psal. 51. 18. Psalm. 5.
That God would send faithful La-
bourers into his Harvest, Mat.9. 38.
For Wisdom and spiritual Under-
standing; 88?, a, 23. Jam. 1. y.
For the Graces of the holy Spirits
Luk. 11. 13. For Deliverance from
Temptation, 3 28,b, 8. For good
Things, Mat. 7. 11 To be kept
from the Power of Sin, Psal. 19.
13. Psal. 1 rp. 133. For Successin
our lawful Undertakings, Gen. 24.
12,42. Psal. 90.17. FortheCom-
forts and Necessaries of Life,' 29, bj
24-For the Forgiveness of our Sins,
and to be cleansed from them, Mar.
6.12. Psal. 19. 12. Psal. 51.2,9.
For Deliverance from Trouble;
Psal. jo, 1 5.

Of Prayer, or Grace before and
after eating, 84, b, 6.

Motives to Practice, 35, b, n.
502, b, 7. 961, a, 3. Prayer a Con-
dition of having our Wants suppli-
ed, Ezek. 36. 37. Christ has let us
an Example herein, 85, a, 1. 329,
a, 3. 912, b, 20.

The Prevalency of Prayer, Psal.
6$. 2. Christian Praysr certain of
Success, Mat. 7. 7, 8. Mar. 18. 19.
Luk. iu-s,&e. 1 Joh. 3.11, 22.
1 Joh. 5. 14, eW. Instances of the
Prevalency of Prayer, on Jam. j. 17.
Gen. 24. 12, &c. Gen. 25. 21.
Numb. 21. 7. Judg. 13. 8,9. Judg.
15. 18, 19. 1 Sam. >.}0,&v. 1
King. 3. 5, &d Neh. 1. 11. Neh.
2. 4,&c Psal. 3.4. Luk. i. 13.
Acts 12. 5, &c.

• Prejudice,

We ought to free our Minds
from it, on Mat. 11. 15. Prejaditc

has a bad Influence upon People,
disposing them to rake every thing
by the worst handle, 46, b,^

Presumption,
287, b, 16".

We ought not to presume ono:r
own Strength, Prov. 28. 26. St.Pr
ters Fall teachej us the contrary,
Mat. io\ 33, &c.

The Folly and Danger ofprji-
king on the Mercy of God, since
we are so plainly told what Persons
ihe will shew Mercy to, and *otf
Qualifications render us fit ObjeS)
of Mercy. See Mercy.

Pride,

Expressions thereof, 126, i, j.
310, a, 27. 520, a, 13. Serf-conceit
condemned, 646, a, 1.

Spiritual Gifts bestowed by God*
and therefore we ought nottobe
proud of them, 717, a, 34.

Arguments against Pride, n»i*l
10. 127, a, 7. 9t>œ,b, 12. Earn-
pies of proud Persons who were i»
markably humbled, Goliil,1
Sam. 17. 8, &c. Haman, Esti-
3. 5, 6. Esth. 6. 7,&c. Esth.7. ;■
&e. Nebuchadnezzar, Dan. 4 %
&c. Bellhazzar, Dan. 5. a,
Pride causes Contention, Prov1;
10. Prov. 28. 2 C; God resists tn:
Proud, 982,3, 30. They are an abo-
minaticn to him, Prov. 6.
Prov. 16. 5. The Proud ranked wkt
the greatest Sinners, 2 Tim.
•. Priest.

The Office of Priest not to be ti-
ken but by those who are caiW.
911, b, 9, 2i.

The Priests divided into Counts,
on Luk, 1. 8. The Office of as"'*
what? 911, a, 4.

Jesus Christ, a Priest, mercitd
and faithful, 906, a, 10. He execcro
the Office of a Priest, by offers
himself as a Sac rifice, Heb. 9\'*
28. By inrerceeding and nuM
Reconciliation for us, 6:9, b,^
906, a, 14.

Some Particulars whereby "*
Priesthood of Christ, and of

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