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2 Pet. i. 8. If thefe Things be in you and abound, they make you that ye fhall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Christ.

iii. 18. Grow in Grace, and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift.

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Jude Ver. 20. Building yourselves up in your moft holy Faith.

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CHA P. XIX.

Of Death.

HE Shortnefs of Human Life. Gen. xlvii. 9. Jacob faid, few and evil have the Days of the Years of my Life been, Job 14. 1. Man that is born of a Woman is of few Days.

1 Sam. xx. 3. There is but a Step between me and Death.

1 Chron. xxix. 15. Our Days on Earth are as a Shadow, and there is none abiding. Job 8. 9. Pf. 102. !! —144. 4.

Zech 1. 5.

Job vii. 6. Our Days are swifter than a Weaver's Shuttle. ix. 25. Our Days are fwifter than a Poft, they fly away.

Ver. 26. They are paffed away as the fwift Ships, and as the Eagle that hafteth to the Prey.

xvi. 22. When a few Years are come, then I fhall go the Way whence I fhall not return.

xvii. 1. My Days are extinct, my Breath is corrupt, the Graves are ready for me.

Pf. xxxix. 4. Lord, make me to know mine End, and the Measure of my Days, what it is, that I may know how frail I am.

Ver. 5. Behold thou haft made my Days as an Hand-breadth, and mine Age is as Nothing before thee; verily every Man at his best Eitate is altogether Vanity,

Ver. 13. O fpare me, that I may recover Strength before I go hence and be no more. Pf. 90. 3.5.6. 10. 12.

çiii. 15. Man's Days are as Grafs, as a Flower of the Field, fo he flourisheth.

Ver. 16. For the Wind paffeth over it, and it is gone, and the Place thereof. fhall know it no more. Ifa. 40. 6, 7, 8. James 1. 10.

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James iv. 14. Our Life is even a Vapour, that appeareth for a little Time, and then vanisheth away, Heb. 13. 14. Here we have no conti nuing City. 1 Chron 29. 15. There is none abiding.

2. Of the Term, or Boundary of Human Life. Job vii. 1. Is there not an appointed Time for Man upon Earth? Are not his Days like the Days of an Hireling?

xiv. 5. Man's Days are determined, the Number of his Months are with thee, thou haft appointed his Bounds that he cannot pafs.

Ver. 14. All the Days of my appointed Time will I wait till my Change come.

Pf. xc. 10. The Days of our Years are threefcore years and ten, and

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if by Reafon of Strength they be fourfcore years, yet is their Strength, Labour and Sorrow, for it is foon cut off and we fly away.

Eccl. iii. 2. A Time to be born and a Time to die.

Matt. vi. 27. Which of you can add one Cubit to his Stature (or Age)?

Acts xvii 26. God hath made of one Blood all Nations of Men that dwell on the Face of the Earth, and hath determined the Times, before appointed, and the Bounds of their Habitation.

3. The Time of Life is in God's Hand. Job. v. 18. The Lord maketh fore and he bindeth up, he woundeth and his Hands make whole. 1 Sam. ii. 6. The Lord killeth and he maketh alive, he bringeth down to the Grave and he raiseth up, Deut. 32. 39.

Pf. Ixviii. 20. Unto God the Lord belong the Iffues from Death, PT. 9. 13.-103. 4.

Dan. v. 23. God in whofe Hand thy Breath is, and whose are all thy Ways.

Acts xvii. 28. In him we live, and move, and have our Being.

Rev. i. 18. I have the Keys of Hell and of Death, faith Christ.
4. Death prevailing over all Mankind, of every Character, Rank and
Station. Jof. xxiii. 14. Joshua faid, I am going the Way of all the
Earth, 1 Kings 2. 2.

Job iv. 19. Mortal Men dwell in Houfes of Clay, their Foundation is in the Duft, they are crushed before the Moth.

Ver. 20. They are deftroyed from Morning to Evening, they perish for ever without any regarding it.

Ver. 21. Doth not their Excellency that is in them go away? they die without Wisdom.

vii. 9. He that goeth down to the Grave fhall come up no more. Ver. 10. He fhall return no more to his House, neither fhall his Place know him any more.

ix. 22. God destroyeth the Perfect and the Wicked.

xiv. 2. Man cometh forth like a Flower, and is cut down.

Ver. 10. Man dieth and wasteth away, yea Man giveth up the Ghost and where is he?

Ver. 12. Man lyeth down, and riseth not till the Heavens be no more, they shall not awake nor be raised out of Sleep.

Ver. 19. Thou destroyeft the Hope of Man.

Ver. 20. Thou prevaileft for ever against him, and he passeth, thou changeft his Countenance and fendeft him away.

xvii. 13. If I wait, the Grave is mine Houfe, Ver. 1.

Ver. 14. I have faid to Corruption thou art my Father, and to the Worm, thou art my Mother and Sifter.

Ver. 15. And where is now my Hope ?

xxi. 23. One dieth in his full Strength, being wholly at Eafe and Quiet.

Ver. 24. His Breasts are full of Milk, and his Bones moistened with Marrow.

Ver. 25. Another dieth in the Bitterness of his Soul, and never eateth with Pleasure.

Ver. 26. They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the Worms shall Bover them.

xxiv. 24. The Mighty are exalted for a little while, but are gone and

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brought low, they are taken out of the Way as all others, and cut off as the Tops of the Ears of Corn, Eccl. 8. 8. Neither shall Wickedness deliver thofe that are given to it.

Job xxx. 23. I know that thou wilt bring me to Death, and to the Houfe appointed for all Living, Eccl. 8. 8. There is no Discharge in that War.

xxxiv. 14. If he fet his Heart upon Man, and if he gather unto him his Spirit and his Breath.

Ver. 15. All Flefh fhall perish together, and Man shall turn again to Duft.

Pf. xlix. 7. They that truft in their Wealth, none of them can by any Means redeem his Brother, nor give to God a Ranfom for him. Ver. ix. That he should live for ever and not fee Corruption. Ver. 10. Wife Men die, likewise the Fool and the brutish Person perish, and leave their Wealth to others, Ver. 11 to 14.

lxxxii. 6. I have faid ye are Gods, and all of you Children of the mofl High.

Ver. 7. But ye fhall die like Men, Pf. 146. 4.

lxxxix. 48. What Man is he that liveth and fhall not fee Death? Shall he deliver his Soul from the Hand of the Grave?

xc. 3. Thou turneft Men to Destruction.

Ver. 5. Thou carrieft them away as with a Flood, they are as a Sleep in the Morning, they are like Grafs that groweth up.

Ver. 6. In the Morning it flourisheth and groweth up, in the Evening it is cut down and withereth.

Eccl. i. 4. One Generation cometh and another goeth.

ii. 16. How dieth the wife Man? as the Fool.

viii. 8. No Man hath Power over the Spirit to retain the Spirit, neither hath he Power in the Day of Death, and there is no Discharge in that War.

xii. 5. Man goeth to his long Home, and the Mourners go about the Streets.

Ver. 7. The Duft shall return to Duft as it was, and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it.

5. Preparative Duties for Death. Deut. xxxii. 29. O that they were wife, that they would confider their latter End.

Pf. xc. 12. So teach us to number our Days, that we may apply our Hearts to Wisdom, Pf. 39. 4.

John ix. 4. I must work the Works of him that fent me, while it is Day, the Night cometh when no Man can work.

I 1 Pet. i. 17. Pafs the Time of your fojourning here in Fear, Matt.

10. 28.

6. No preparative Duties are to be performed after Death. Ifa. xxxviii, 18. The Grave cannot praise thee, Death cannot celebrate thee, they that go down to the Pit cannot hope for thy Truth.

Ver. 19. The Living, the Living, he shall praife thee as I do this Day. See Pf. 6. 5.-30. 9.-88. 10, 11, 12.-115. 17. Eccl. 9.10. 7. The Death of the Righteous happy. Pf. xxxi. 5. Into thine Hand! commit my Spirit, O Lord, Acts 7. 59.

xxxvii. 37. Mark the perfect Man, and behold the upright, for the

End of that Man is Peace.

cxvi. 11. Precious in the Sight of the Lord is the Death of his Saints.

Prov.

Prov. xiv. 32. The Righteous hath Hope in his Death, Numb. 23. 10. Let me die the Death of the Righteous, and let my last End be like his.

Eccl. vii. 1. The Day of his Death is better than the Day of his Birth.

Ifa. lvii. 1. The Righteous is taken away from the Evil to come.
Ver. 2. He shall enter into Peace, 2 Kings 22. 19, 20.

Job iii. 17. There the Wicked cease from Troubling, and there the Weary be at Reft.

Ver. 18. There the Prisoners reft together, they hear not the Voice of the Oppreffor.

Pf. lxxiii. 24. Thou wilt guide me with thy Counfel, and afterward receive me into Glory, Pf. 84. 11. The Lord will give Grace and Glory.

Luke xvi. 22. Lazarus died and was carried by Angels into Abraham's Bofom.

Ver. 25. Now he is comforted.

Luke xxiii. 43. Jefus faid, this Day fhalt thou be with me in Paradise.

I Cor. iii. 22. Whether Life or Death all are yours, Ver. 23. Ye are Chrift's.

2 Cor. v. 6. While we are at Home in the Body, we are absent from the Lord.

Ver. 8. We are willing rather to be absent from the Body, and to be prefent with the Lord.

Phil. i. 21. For me to live is Chrift, and to die is Gain.

Ver. 23. I have a Defire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better.

1 Theff. v. 10. Chrift died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him, Rom. 14. 8, 9.

Heb. xii. 23. The Righteous go to the Spirits of just Men made perfect.

Rev. xiv. 13. Bleffed are the Dead which die in the Lord, from henceforth: Yea faith the Spirit, that they may rest from their Labour, and their Works do follow them.

8. Death of the Wicked. Job xxvii. 20. Terrors take hold on him as Waters, a Tempeft ftealeth him away in the Night.

Ver. 21. The Eaft Wind carrieth him away and he departeth, and as a Storm hurleth him out of his Place.

Ver. 22. For God fhall caft upon him and fhall not fpare.

Ver. 23 Men shall clap their Hands at him and shall hiss him out of his Place, Jer. 23. 19.

xxxvi. 6. God preferveth not the Life of the Wicked.

Pf. xxxvii. 34. When the Wicked are cut off thou shalt see it.
Ver. 38. The End of wicked Men shall be cut off.

Prov. xi. 7. When a wicked Man dieth, his Expectation perisheth.
Ver. 10. When the Wicked perish there is Shouting.

xii. 7. The Wicked are overthrown and are not, Ch. 10. 27. xiv. 32. The Wicked is driven away in his Wickedness.

Eccl. viii. 10. I faw the Wicked buried, they were forgotten.

Ifa xiv. 9. Hell from beneath is moved for thee, to meet thee at thy Coming.

Pit.

Ifa. xiv. 15. Thou fhalt be brought down to Hell, to the Sides of the

Ezek. xviii 18. He fhall die in his Iniquity, Ch. 33. 8, 9.

Luke xvi. 23. The rich Man died and was buried, and in Hell he lift up his Eyes being in Torment, Pf. 9. 17.

9. The Dead leave all their Poff ions bekind them. Pf. xlix. 10. They leave their Wealth to others, Job i. 21. Eccl. 2. 18. Ver. 14. Their Beauty fhall confume in the Grave. Ver. 17. When he dieth he shall carry Nothing away, not defcend after him.

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Eccl. v. 15. As he came, naked shall he return, and fhall take Nothing of his Labour, which he may carry away in his Hand.

Ver. 16. In all Points as he came fo fhall he go, Ch. 2. 19. Who knoweth whether he fhall be a wife Man or a Fool that thall be after him? ix. 5 The Memory of them is forgotten alfo.

Ver. 6. Alfo, their Love, and their Hatred, and their Envy, is now perifhed, neither have they any more a Portion for ever in any Thing that is done under the Sun.

Job xiv. 21. His Sons come to Honour and he knoweth it not, they are brought low, but he perceiveth it not.

1 Tim. vi. 7. We brought Nothing into this World, and it is certain we can carry Nothing out.

Of the Refurrection from the Dead.

10. That there shall be a Resurrection of the Dead. See Chrift fallraise the Dead. Job xix. 25 I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter Day upon the Earth.

Ver. 26. And though after my Skin Worms deftroy this Body, yet in my Flefh fhall I fee God.

Ver. 27. Whom I fhall fee for myself, and mine Eyes shall behold, and not another, though my Reins be confumed within me, Pf. 49. 15. Pf. xvi. 9. My Flesh shall reft in Hope, Ver. 10. Pf. 68. 20. Acts 2. 26, 27, 28. 31.

Dan. xii. 2. Many of them that fleep in the Duft of the Earth fhall awake, fome to everlasting Life, and fome to everlafting Shame and Contempt, Pf. 17. 15.

Matt. xxii. 30. In the Refurrection they neither marry nor are given in Marriage, but are as the Angels in Heaven.

Ver 31. As touching the Refurrection of the Dead, have ye not read, that which was fpoken unto you by God, saying,

Ver. 32. I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Ifaac, and the God of Jacob; God is not the God of the Dead, but of the Living, Luke 20. 35, 36.

Luke xiv. 14. Thou shalt be recompenfed at the Refurrection of the Juft.

Acts xiv. 2. The Apostles taught the People, and preached through Jefus the Refurrection from the Dead, Heb. 6. 1, 2.

xxiii. 6. Paul faid, of the Hope of the Resurrection of the Dead I am called in Queflion. Ch. 24. 21.

xxiv. 15. Faúl faid, I have Hope toward God, that there shall be Refurrection of the Dead, both of the Juft and Unjust.

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