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will not at all acquit the Wicked; he will by no means clear the Guilty.

* He will not be slack to him that hateth him; he will repay him to his Face.

· If thou seest the Oppression of the Poor, and violent perverting of Judgment and Justice in a Nation, marvel pot at the Matter, for he that is higher than the highest regardech, and there be higher than they

m The Soul that finneth, it shall die. The Son shall not bear the Iniquity of the Father, neither fhall the Father bear the Iniquity of the Son. The Righteousness of the Righteous shall be upon him, and the Wickedness of the Wicked Thall be upon him.

n The Servant which knew his Lord's Will, and did not according to it, shall be beaten with inany Stripes; but he that knew it not, and did Things worthy of Stripes, shall be beaten with few Stripes. For unio, whomsoever much is given, of him shall much be required.

• It shall be more tolerable in the Day of Judgment for some than for others; and they that have been more corrupted in all their Ways than others, shall receive greater Damnation.

p What shall we say then? Is God unrighteous that taketh Vengeance? God forbid: For then how shall God judge the World ? Surely God will not do wickedly, neither will the Almighty pervert Judgment.

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Nahum 1. 3.

I Eccles. Exod. 34. 7.

k Deut. 7. 10. m Ezek. 18. 10. in Luke 12. 47, 48.

o Mat. Ezek. 16. 47.

Mat. 23. 14. p Rom. 3. 586. Job 34. 32.


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4 He is just in all that is brought upon us. He will not lay upon Man more than right, that he fhould enter into Judgment with God.

That be far from him, to play the Righteous with the Wicked; and that the Righteous should be as the Wicked, that be far from him. Shall not the Judge of all the Earth do right?

• Is it good that he should oppress and Mine upon the Counsel of the Wicked? God forbid.

There is no Iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of Persons, nor taking of Gifts. He regardeth not Perfons, nor taketh Reward.

* He accepteth not the Persons of Princes; nor regardeth the Rich more than the Poor : For they are all the Work of his Hands.

God is no Respecter of Perfons, but in every Nation he that feareth him, and worketh Righteousness, is accepted with him. And if he maketh ihem that have wrought but one Hour, equal to thofe which have borne the Burden and Heat of the Day, is it not lawful for hiin to do what he will with his own?

* Shall mortal Man be more just than God? Is not my Way equal, faith the Lord? Are not your Ways unequal? Wilt thou disannul my Judgmert? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayeft be righteous ?

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4 Neh. 33.
Job 4. 23•

i Gen. 18. 25.
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i z Chron. 19. 7.

Deut. 10. 17:

u Job 34. 39. Aets 10. 34, 35. Mat. 201 12, 15. * Job 4. 27.

Ezek. Jeb 40.8.

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If one Man fin against another, the Judge shall judge him ; but if a Man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for him?

His TRUTH and FAITHFULNESS. 2 God is true.

He is the God of Truth. Just and true are thy Ways, thou King of Saints.

• His Words are true; and his Counsels are Faithfulness and Truth. The Word that he shall speak shall come to pass; he will say the Word, and will perform it.

< He is the Faithful God, which keepeth Covenant and Mercy with them that love him, and keep his Commandments.

d He is Faithful who has promised: For all his Promises are Yea and Amen. • He keepeth Truth for ever.

He hath rem membred the Word which he commanded to a thousand Generations. Thy Word, O Lord, is true from the Beginning; and thy Truth endureth for ever. For ever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in Heaven; and thy Faithfulness is unto all Generations.

{ The Lord hath done that which he had devised: He hath fulblled his Word that he had commanded in the Days of old ; there failed not anght of any good Thing which the Lord had fpoken ; all came to pass.

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V i Sam. 2. 25. To 2 Cor. 1. 18. Ifa. 65. 16.

a Rev, D 2 Sam. 7. 28.

Isa. 25. 1. 15. 3:

Ezek. 12. 25. Deut. 7. 9. d Heb. 11. 11.

Heb. 10. 23•

2 Cor. 1. 20. • Pfal. 146. 6. Pral. 105. 8. Plal. 119. 160. Psal. 117. a. Pfal. 119. 89, 90. i Lim. 2. 17. Josua 21. ug.

& Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but his Words shall not pass away; neither shall there fail one Word of all his good Promise.

" He also is wise, and will bring Evil, and will not call back his Words.

1 His Covenant will he not break, nor alter the Thing that is gone out of his Lips.

k Our Labour. shall not be in vain in the Lord: For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

I The Lord is not flack concerning his Promise, as some Men count Slackness.

m God is not a Man, that he should lie : neither the Son of Man, that he thould repent. Let God be true, but every Man a Liar.

in If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful; he cannot deny himself. It is impossible for God to lie.

• Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not inake it good? I have spoken it, (faith the Lord) I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it: I will not repent; neither will I turn back from it.

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His HOLINESS. p. The Lord our God is Holy. He is the Lord our Holy One. Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hofts.

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Pral. & Mat. 24. 35. i Kings 8. 56.

h Isa. 31. 2. .K 1 Cor. 15. 58.

Heb. 13. 5.

1 2 Pet. 3. 9.

Heb. m Numb. 23. 19.

Rom. 3. 4.
a 2 Tim. 2. 13.

p Lev. 6. 18.

o Numb. 23..19. Ifa. 46.-13. Jer. 4. 28. 19,2. .Ifa. 43. 15. Ira. 6. 3.


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9 God is pure, and every Word of God is pure.

Holy and Reverend is his Name. s The Lord is righteous in all his Ways, are holy in all his Works.

· The Law of God is holy; and his Commandments are holy, and just, and good.

Thou only, O Lord, art holy. * There is none holy as the Lord. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, glorious in Holiness?

* Behold, he putteth no Trust in his Saints; yea, the Heavens are not clean in his Sight.

y Far be it from God, that he should do Wickedness, and from the Almighty, that he fhould commit Iniquity. God cannot be tempted with Evil, neither tempteth he any Man.

Why say ye, every one that doth Evil is good in the Sight of the Lord, and he delighteth in them? He is not a God that hath Pleasure in Wickedness, neither shall Evil dwell with him. He is of purer Eyes than to behold Evil, and cannot look on Iniquity; the Foolish shall not stand in his Sight, he hateth all Workers of Iniquity.

a The Way of the Wicked, the Thoughts of the Wicked, the Sacrifice and Prayer of the Wicked, are an Abomination to the Lord.

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i Pral. 111. g. 4 1 John 3. 3.

& Pral. u Rev. 15.4:

w i Sam 145. 17 t Rom. 7. 12. Exod. 15. 11.

x Job 15. 15. 2. 2.

y Job 34. 10. z Mal. 2. 17.

Pfal. 5. 4

Hab. I, 13 James 1. 13: a Proy, 15. 9, 26, 8. Prov. 28. 9. D


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