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ye have shewed, &c.—Heb. vi. 10. His

endureth for ever,

&c. Ezek. xxxiii. 11-17.

-Ps. cxxxvi, 1, &c. Luke i. 50. Lord God Almighty, just and true Where, &c. is the sounding of thy are thy ways.-Rev. xv. 3.

bowels, and of thy mercies - Isa.

lxiii. 15. SECT. X1. He is Compassionate, Piti

I will not cause mine anger to fall ful, and Merciful.

upon you : for I am merciful, saith The men laid hold on his hand, &c. the Lord: I will not keep anger for the Lord being merciful to him.-Gen. ever.-Jer. iii. 12. Judges x. 15, 16. xix. 16.

Ephraim, my dear son, &c. my The Lord, the Lord God, merciful bowels are troubled for him : I will and gracious, &c. keeping mercy for surely have mercy on him, &c.-Jer. thousands, &c.—Exod. xxxiv. 6, 7. xxxi, 20. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 15.

The Lord is, &c. of great mercy. To the Lord our God belong mer-Numb. xiv. 18. Ps. cviii. 4. cies, &c.—Dan. ix. 9.

The Lord thy God is a merciful I knew that thou art a gracious God; he will not forsake thee, neither God and merciful, slow to anger, and destroy thee, &c.—Deut. iv. 31. of great kindness, and repentest thee

O give thanks to the Lord, &c. for of the evil.—Jonah iv. 2. Joel ii. 13. his mercy endureth forever.- 1 Chron. Hos. xi. 8, 9. Judges ii. 18. xvi. 34. 2 Chron. xx. 21. Ps. cxviii. Who is a God like unto thee, who

pardoneth iniquity ? &c. He retainFor the Lord your God is gracious eth not his anger


because and merciful, and will not turn away he delighteth in mercy:-Mic. vii. 18. his face from you, if ye return, &c. I am the Lord; I change not : 2 Chron. xxx. 9. Ps. cxyi. 5. therefore ye sons of Jacob are not

Thou art a God, &c. merciful, slow consumed.—Mal. iii. 6. Lam. iii. 22. to anger, &c. For thy great mercy's Remission of their sins : through sake thou didst not consume them, the tender mercies (or bowels of &c. for thou art a gracious and mercy) of our God; whereby the daymerciful God.-Nehem. ix. 17. 31. spring from on high, &c. --Luke i. Ps. cxlv. 8. Lam. iii. 22, 23. Joel 77, 78. ji. 13.

Blessed be God, &c. the Father of Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the hea- mercies, and the God of all comfort. vens.—Ps. xxxvi. 5. lvii. 10.

--2 Cor. i. 3. Thou art a God full of compassion, But God, who is rich in mercy, and gracious, long-suffering, and plen- for his great love, &c.—Eph. ii. 4.teous in mercy.-Ps. lxxxvi. 15. cxi. See CHAP. XXXI. 4. cxlv. 8. lxxviii. 38, 39.

Mercy, &c. shall go before thy face. Sect. x11. He is Long-suffering and -Ps. lxxxix. 14.

Patient. The Lord is good : his mercy is everlasting.-Ps. c. 5.

My Spirit shall not always strive, The Lord is merciful, &c. he will &c. yet his days shall be an hundred not always chide, &c. As the heaven and twenty years.—Gen. vi. 3. is high above the earth, so great is God bore with the Amorites till his mercy

toward them who fear him. their iniquities were full.-Gen. xv. Like as a father pitieth his children, 15, 16. so the Lord pitieth them who fear The Lord, &c. long-suffering, &c. him : for he knoweth our frame ; he —Exod. xxxiv. 6. Ps. Ixxxvi. 15. remembereth that we are dust.-Ps. The Lord is long-suffering, &c.cii. 8, 9. 11, 13, 14, Hosea xi. 8,9. Numb. xiv. 18. James v. 11.

Thou art a God, &c. slow to anger,

&c.-Neh. ix. 17. Ps. civ. 8. Joel Let him ask of God, who giveth ii. 13. Jonah iv. 2.

unto all men liberally, and upbraideth Despisest thou the, &c. forbearance not; and it shall be given, &c.and long-suffering, &c.-Rom. ii. 4. Jam. i. 5.

The Lord is not slack, &c. but is The God of all grace, who hath long-suffering to us-ward, &c.- called us, &c.—1 Pet. v. 10. 2 Pet. iii. 9. 15.


He is Faithfulness and Sect. XIII. He is Gracious, Good,

Truth. and Bountiful.

The Lord, &c. abundant in goodness I am gracious.-Exod. xxii. 27. and truth.—Exod. xxxiv. 6.

The Lord God, merciful and gra God is not a man that he should cious, &c. abundant in goodness, &c. lie, &c. Hath he said, and shall he -Exod. xxxiv, 6. Ps. xxxiii. 5. not do it? or, hath he spoken, and shall

Thou art a God, &c. gracious, &c. he not make it good :-Numb. xxiii. of great kindness.—Neh. ix. 17. 31. 19. Heb. vi. 18. 1 Sam. xv. 29.

For the Lord God is a sun and Tit. i. 2. Rom. iii. 4. shield ; no good thing will he with Know therefore that the Lord thy hold from them who walk uprightly. God, he is God; the faithful God, Ps. Lxxxiv, 11.

who keepeth covenant, &c. to a thouFor the Lord is good, &c.—Ps. c. sand generations, &c.—Deut. vii. 9. 5. lxxxvi. 5. cxxxvi. 1-3, &c. 1 Cor. i. 9. 2 Tim. ii. 13. Deut.

Great is thy bounty above the hea- iv. 31. vens.-Ps. cviii. 4.

Not one thing hath failed of all the They shall abundantly utter the good things which the Lord your God memory of thy great goodness, &c. spake concerning you; all are, &c.-The Lord is gracious, &c. The Lord Josh. xxiii. 14. xxi. 45. is good to all, &c.-Ps. cxlv. 7–9. Thou art that God, and thy words ciii. 8.

be true; and thou hast promised, Therefore will the Lord wait, that &c.—2 Sam. vii. 28. Heb. x. 23. he may be gracious to you, &c. and i Kings viii. 56. that he may have mercy, &c.- Isa. Thy faithfulness reacheth to the XXX, 18.

clouds.-Ps. xxxvi. 5. cviii. 4. Let him who glorieth, glory in this, The heavens shall praise thy wonThat, &c. he knoweth me, that I am ders, O Lord : thy faithfulness also the Lord, who exercise loving-kind- in the congregation of the saints, &c. ness, &c. in the earth : For in these Mercy and truth shall go before thy things I delight, saith the Lord, &c. face, &c. Nevertheless, my loving-Jer. ix. 24. Matt. v. 45.

kindness will I not utterly take from The Lord your God; for he is, &c. him; nor suffer my faithfulness to of great kindness, &c.-Joel ii. 13. fail.-Ps. lxxxix. 5. 14. 33. xxxvi. 5. Jonah iv. 2.

Deut. xxxii. 4. Ps. cviii. 4. Not knowing that the goodness of The Lord is good, &c. his truth enGod leadeth thee to repentance.— dureth to all generations.—Ps. c. 5. Rom. ii. 4.

cxvii. 2. cxix. 89, 90. The forgiveness of sins, according He will ever be mindful of his to the riches of his grace, wherein he covenant, &c. The works of his hands hath abounded toward us, &c.—Eph. are verity, &c. are done in truth and 8.

uprightness.-Ps. cxi. 5. 7, 8. That in the ages to come, he might Happy is he, &c. whose hope is in shew the exceeding riches of his grace, the Lord his God, &c. who keepeth in his kindness toward us, through truth for ever.-Ps. cxlvi. 5, 6. Heb. Jesus Christ. -Eph. ii. 7.

X. 23.

i. 7,

He who blesseth himself in the also, but I perceive him not.-Job ix. earth, shall bless himself in the God 10, 11. xxxiii. 12, 13. of truth: and he who sweareth in Canst thou by searching find out the earth, shall swear by the God God? canst thou find out the Alof truth.-Isa. lxv. 16.

mighty unto perfection ?-Job xi. 7. Great is thy faithfulness, &c. Out By his Spirit he hath garnished the of the mouth of the Most High pro- heavens, &c. Lo, these are part of ceedeth not evil and good, &c.— his ways, but how little a portion is Lam. iii. 23. 38.

heard of him?-Job xxvi. 13, 14. Blessed be God who visited his Behold, God is great, and we know people, and hath raised up a horn him not; neither can the number of of salvation for us in the house of his his years be searched out.-Job servant David; as he spake by the xxxvi. 26. mouth of his holy prophets, which Great things doth he, which we have been since the world began. cannot comprehend, &c. Tonching -Luke i. 68–70.

the Almighty, we cannot find him God is faithful, who will not suffer out: he is excellent in power, &c.— you to be tempted above that you are Job xxxvii. 5. 23. able, &c.—1 Cor. x, 13. 1 Thess. v. Thy way is in the sea, and thy 24. I Cor. i. 9.

path in the great waters: and thy Two immutable things, wherein it footsteps are not known. - Ps. is impossible for God to lie, &c.- lxxvii. 19. Heb. vi, 18.

O Lord, how great are thy works! Commit the keeping of their souls and thy thoughts are very God, as unto a faithful Creator.— Ps. xcii. 5. 1 Pet. iv. 19.

Great is the Lord, &c. and his How long, O Lord, holy and true, greatness is unsearchable.--Ps.cxlv.3. dost thou not judge and avenge? &c. Great is our Lord, &c. his under-Rev, vi. 10.

standing is infinite.- Ps. cxlvii. 5.

Who hath ascended up into heaven, Sect. xv. He is Unchangeable. &c. what is his name? and what is

his son's name, if thou canst tell? I am the Lord; I change not: there

-Prov. xxx. 4. fore ye sons of Jacob are not con

As thou knowest not what is the sumed, &c.--Mal. ii. 6. God willing, &c. to shew the heirs way of the spirit, nor how the bones

in the womb, &c. even so of promise the immutability of his thou knowest not the works of God, counsel, confirmed it by an oath; that thou knowest not the works of God,

who maketh all.—Eccl. xi. 5. by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, &c.— not heard the everlasting God ? &c.

Hast thou not known, hast thou Heb. vi. 17, 18. The Father of lights, with whom

There is no searching of his underis no variableness, neither shadow of standing.–Isa. xl. 28.

Neither knoweth any man the Faturning.-- Jam. i. 17.

ther, save the Son, and he to whomSECT. xvi.

He is Infinite and Un- soever the Son will reveal him.searchable.

Matt. xi, 27.

O the depth of the riches, both of Unto God would I commit my cause; the wisdom and knowledge of God! who doth great things, and unsearch- How unsearchable are his judgments, able, &c. -Job v. 8, 9. xxxvii. 5. 23. and his ways past finding out! For

Who doth great things, past find- who hath known the mind of the ing out, &c. Lo, he goeth by me, Lord? or who hath been his counseland I see him not: he passeth on lor? &c.—Rom. xi. 33–35.

For the invisible things of him, &c.
Sect. XVII.
He is Eternal.

even his eternal power and godhead. And Abraham, &c. called there on --Rom. i. 20. the name of the Lord, the everlast Now is made manifest, &c. according God.-Gen. xxi. 33.

ing to the commandment of the everThe eternal God is thy refuge; and lasting God. Rom. xvi. 26. underneath are the everlasting arms. Christ, who, through the eternal -Deut. xxxiii. 27.

Spirit, offered himself, &c.—Heb. And also the strength (or eternity) ix. 14. of Israel will not lie.—1 Sam. xv. 29. Now unto the King eternal, &c. the

The Lord shall endure for ever, &c. only wise God, &c.—1 Tim. i. 17. -Ps. ix. 7. civ. 31.

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginBefore the mountains were brought ning and the ending, saith the Lord; forth, &c. even from everlasting to which is, and which was, and which is everlasting thou art God, &c. For to come: the Almighty, &c.—Rev. a thousand years in thy sight are but i. 8. 11. 17. xi. 17. ii. 8. xxii. 13. as yesterday, when it is past, and Lord God Almighty, which was, and as a watch in the night.-Ps. xc. 2.4. is, and is to come.—Rev. iv. 8. 2 Pet. iii. 8.

Worshipped him who liveth for Thou, Lord, art most high for ever ever and ever.-Rev. v. 14. xv. 7. more.-Ps. xcii. 8.

The Lord reigneth, &c. Thy throne Sect. xviii. He only is the True and is established of old: thou art from

Living God. everlasting.-Ps. xciii. 1,2. cxlvi. 10. Unto thee it was shewed, that thou

Thou, O Lord, shalt endure for mightest know that the Lord he is ever: and thy remembrance unto all God; there is none else besides him, generations, &c. They shall perish, &c. Know therefore this day, and but thou shalt endure, &c. Thou art consider it in thine heart, that the the same, and thy years shall have Lord, he is God in heaven above, and no end.-Ps. cii. 12. 26, 27. Lam. upon the earth beneath; there is none

else.—Deut. iv.35.39. vii. 9. 1 Sam. Thy Name, O Lord, endureth for ii. 2. ever: and thy memorial throughout The Lord our God is one Lord.-all generations.-Ps. cxxxv. 13. Isa. Deut. vi. 4. Mark xii. 29. 32. 1 Cor. lxiii. 16.

viii. 4-6. Gal. iii. 20. Mal. ii. 10. Hast thou not known, &c. that the See now that I, I am he; and there everlasting God, the Lord, &c.—Isa. is no God with me: I kill, and I make xl. 28.

alive; I wound, and I heal, &c.Yea, before the day was, I am he, Deut. xxxii. 39. Isa. xliii. 10–12. &c.—Isa. xliii. 13.

And Joshua said, Hereby ye shall Thus saith the Lord, &c. I, the first, know that the living God is among and I, the last: and besides me, there you; and that he will, &c.- Josh. iii. is no God.- Isa. xliv. 6. xlviii. 12. 10. Ruth iii. 13. 1 Sam. xx. 3. xli. 4.

2 Sam. xxii. 47. 1 Kings xvii. 1. Thus saith the high and lofty One, Job xxvii. 2. Deut. xxxii. 40. who inhabiteth eternity, &c.—Isa. Who is God, save the Lord ? And lvii. 15.

who is a rock, save our God ?2 Sam. The Lord, the true God, he is, &c. xxii. 82. Ps. xviii. 31. Exod. 14. an everlasting King.-- Jer. x. 10. 1 Sam. ii. 2. Dan. iv. 3. 34.

O Lord God of Israel, &c. thou art Thou, O Lord, remainest for ever: the God: thou alone, of all, &c.thy throne from generation to gene- 2 Kings xix. 15. 19. Neh. ix. 6. Ps. ration.<am. v. 19.

1xxxvi. 10.

v. 19.

Now, for a long season, Israel hath We know, &c. that there is none been without the true God.-2 Chron. other God but one. For though there xv. 3.

be that are called gods, &c. but to My heart and flesh crieth out for us there is but one God,&c. of whom the living God.-Ps. Ixxxiv. 2. Jer. are all things.- 1 Cor. viii. 4-6. xliv. 26.

1 Tim. ii. 5. Eph. iv. 6. From everlasting to everlasting, Who only hath immortality, dwellthou art God.-Ps. xc. 2.

ing in the light, &c.—1 Tim. vi. 16. Know ye, that the Lord, he is God; It is a fearful thing to fall into the he hath made us, and we are his, &c. hands of the living God.—Heb. x. 31. --Ps. c. 3. 1 Kings viii. 60. xviii. 39. Worshipped him who liveth for 2 Kings v. 15.

ever and ever.-Rev. iy. 8-10. v.14. I am the Lord, That is my name; X. 6. xv. 7. and my glory will I not give to ano The Angel swore by him who liveth ther, neither my praise to graven for ever and ever, &c.—Rev. x. 5, 6. images.—Isa. xlii. 8.

iv. 9. Thus saith the Lord, the King of See more of Worshipping of God, Israel, &c. I am the first, and I am the CHAP. XIV. last; and besides me, there is no See Idolatry, CAAP. XXXVIII. God, &c. Have not I told thee from that time, and have declared it? ye

CHAP. III. are my witnesses. Is there a God besides me? Yea, no God, &c.—Isa. OF THE ONE GOD, FATHER, SON, AND xliv. 6. 8. xlv. 5, 6. 18. 20—22. xlvi.

SPIRIT; OR THE TRINITY. 5. 9, 10. xlviii. 12. Joel ii. 27. God said, Let us make man in our

But the Lord he is the true God; image, after our likeness, &c. So God he is the living God.- Jer. x, 10. created man in his own image, in the xxiii. 36. Matt. xvi. 16. John vi. image of God created he him.-Gen. 57. 69.

i. 26, 27. Col. i. 15—17. Heb. i. 2. Are there any among the vanities Mal. ii. 10. of the Gentiles who can cause rain ? And the Lord God said, Behold, &c. Art thou not he, O Lord our the man is become as one of Us, &c. God? &c. Thou hast made all these -Gen. iii. 22. Hosea xii. 4, 5. things.-Jer. xiv. 22.

And the Lord said, Behold, the Behold, I am the Lord, the God of people is one, &c. Go to, let us go all flesh: Is there any thing too hard down, and there confound their lanfor me?-Jer. xxxii. 27. Ps. xlvi. 10. guage.-Gen. xi. 6, 7. Isa. vi. 8.

And this is life eternal, that they Not so my Lord, &c. I have acmight know thee, the only true God, cepted thee concerning this thing and Jesus, &c.-John xvii. 3. 1 Thess. also, that I will not overthrow this i. 9..

city, for the which thou hast spoken, Turn from these vanities unto the &c. Then the Lord rained upon Soliving God, who made heaven, &c.— dom and upon Gomorrah brimstone Acts xiv. 15. 2 Cor. vi. 16. 1 Tim. and fire from the Lord out of heaven. iv. 10. 1 Thess. i. 9.

-Gen. xix. 18. 21. 24. Who changed the glory of the in As captain of the Lord's host am I corruptible God into an image made now come, &c. And Joshua, &c. did like to corruptible man, &c. who worship, &c.—Josh. v. 14, 15. changed the truth of God into a lie, And the Lord said unto Satan, The and worshipped and served the crea- Lord rebuke thee, O Satan ; even the ture more than the Creator, who is Lord who hath chosen Jerusalem, &c. blessed for ever, Amen.-Rom. i. -Zech. iii. 2. 23. 25.

All things are delivered unto me of

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