« AnteriorContinua »
into such a City, and continue there a Year, and buy, and sell, and get GAIN :
Whereas ye know not what sh ill be on the Morrow: For what is your LIFE? it is even a VAPOUR that appeareth for a little Time, and thea VANISHETH away.
is for that ye ought to say, If the LORD will, we shall live, and do this or that.
CH A P. IX. , í Moses disuadeth them from the Opinion of their own Righ
teousness; by rehearsing their several Rebellions.
Ver. ITTEAR, O ISRAEL: Thou art to pass over Jor
N Jan this Day, to go in to possess Nations greater and mightier than thyself, Cities great and fenced up to Heaven,
2 A People great and tall, the Children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the Children of Anak? .
3 Understand therefore this Day, that the LORD thy Gon is he which goeth over before thee as a CONSUMING FIRE.
4 Speak not thou in thine Heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my RIGHTEOUSNESS the LORD hath brought me in to posless this. Land : but for the Wickedness of these Nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee.
5 w Not for thy RIGH w Ezek. xxxiii. 13 when I fhall TEOUSNESS, or for the Ups say to the Righteous, that he shall
thine He m surely live; if he TRUST to his ova RIGHTNESS of thine HEART
! RIGHTEOUSNESS and commit Iniquidost thou go to pofless their ty ; all his Righteousness shall not Land: but for the WICKED. be remembred, but for his Iniquity
that he hath committed, he shall die Ness of these NATIONS the LORD thy God doth Drive Rom. ix. 30 What fhall we say them out from before thee, then ? that the Gentiles which foland that he may perform the attained to Righteouiness, even the
lowed nor after Righteousness, have Word which the Lord sware RIGHTEOUSNESS which is of Faith. unto thy Fathers.
31 But Ifrael, which followed af
ter the Law of Righteousness, hath 6 Understand therefore, not atrained to the Law of RIGHTE• that the Lord thy God OUSNESS: giveth thee not this good ;
32 Wherefore? because they SOUGHT
it, not by Faith, but as it were by Land to pofless it, for thy the works of the Law : for they RIGHTEOUSNESS; for thou STUMBLED at that STUMBLING-STONE. art a STIFF-NECKED Peo- D
Rom. x. 1 Brethren, my Heart's
Desire and Prayer to God for Ifrael, ple,
is, that they might be saved.
7 Forget not how thou 2 For I bear them record, thac provokedit the LORD thy according to Knowledge.
☺ they have a Zeal of God, but not GOD to Wrath in the Wil- 3. For they being IGNORANT of derness: from the Day that
God's RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going as
bout to establish their own RIGHTEthou didit depart out of the or thou di depan ou oi ( OUSNESS, have not submitted themLand of Egypt, until ye came felves unto the RIGHTEOUSNESS of unto this place, ye have been God
4 For CHRIST is the End of the REBELLIOUS againit the Law for RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one LORD.
that BELIEVETH. 8 Alo in Horeb ve provo- s For Moses describeth the RIGH
TEOUSNESS which is of the Law, That ked. LORD to Wrath, so the Man which doth those Things, thali RD was angry with shall live by them. ro', traite ceftroyed you.
u 6 But the RIGHTEOUSNESS which is
of Faith, speakerh on this wisey ,. y I was gone up in- Say not in thine Heart, Who shall to mount, to receive the alcend into Heaven? (that is to bring
Christ down from above) T of Sione, then I a- o
- 7 Or who shall descend into the bode in the Mount forty Days Deep? that is to bring up CHRIST and frirty Niohis, I neither again from the Dead)
12 For there is no Difference bedid eai Bread, nor drink Wa- to dia eai Dredd, nor amnik Wde tween the Jew and the GREEK : for ter.
the same LORD over all, is rich unto 10 And the LORD deliver- all that call upon him.
13 Für whosoever shall call upon ed unto me two Tables of the Name of the LORD, shall be laStone written with the Fin- ved. ter of God, and on them Ephef. ii. 8 By Grace ye are saved,
through Faith ; and that not of your was written according to all leves: it is the Gift of God: the WORDS which the LORD 9 Not of WORKS, left any Man
should boast : fpake with you in the Mount,
10 For we are his WORKMANSHIP, out of the midst of FIRE. CREATED in CHRIST JEsus unto good 1 And it came to pass at Works, which God hath before or
dained that we should walk in them. the End of forty Days and T11 iii. s Not by WORKS of RIGHforty Nights, that the LORD TEOUS HESS, which we have done, but gave me the two Tabies of according to his MERCY he saved
us, by the washing of Regeneration, Store, even the Tables or ine and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Gal. ii 19 Wherefore then ferveth 12 And the LORD said the Law? It was added because of
Transgressions, till the Seed should unto me, Arise, get thee come, to whom the Promise was down quickly from hence; made; and it was ordained by Anfor thy People which thou Gels in the Hand of a MEDIATOR.
20 Now a Mediator is not a Mehaft brought forth out of diato; of one ; but God is ONE. Egypt, have corrupted them- 21 Is the Law then against the felice'. selves : they
PROMISF of God? God forbid : for
Y if there had been a Law given which turned aside out of the Way could have given Life, verily Rightswhich I commanded them; OUSNESS hould have been by the Law.
seen this peopred People. I
3:4 WMASTER LO
they have made them a mol- 22 But the SCRIPTURE hath cone
cluded all under Sin, that the Paoten Image.
MISE hy Faith of Jesus Christ might 13 Furthermore, the LORD be given to them that BELIEVE. spake unto me, saying, I have
23 But before Faith came, we were seen this People, and behold, Faith which should afterwards bene
kept under the Law, shut up unto the it is a stift-necked People. VEALED. - 14 Let me alone, that I ?4 Wherefore the Law was ou
SCHOOLMASTER to bring us unto may destroy them, and blot CHRIST, that we might be JUSTIFIED out their Name from under by Faith. Heaven: and I will make of thee a Nation mightier and greater than they.
15 So I turned and came down from the Mount, and the Mount burned with Fire: and the two Tables of the Covenant were in my two Hands.
16 And I looked, and behold, ye had finned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten Calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
17 And I took the two Tables, and cast them out of my two Hands, and brake them before your Eyes. · 18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty Days and forty Nights ; I did neither eat Bread, nor drink Water, because of all your Sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the Sight of the LORD, to provoke him to Anger.
19 (For I was AFRAID of the Anger, and hot Displeasure wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you) But the LORD hearkned unto me at that Time also.
22 And at Taberah, and at Maslah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the Lord to Wrath.
23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-bara nea, saying, Go up and possess the Land which I have given you; then you REBELLED against the Commandment of the LORD your God, and ye BELIEVED him not, nor hearkned unto his Voice.
24 You have been REBELLIOUS against the LORD, from the Day that I knew you. :
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty Days and forty Nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.
26 I PRAYED therefore unto the LORD, and said, O LORD God, destroy not thy People, and thine Inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy Greatness, which
thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty Hand.
27 Remember thy Servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the Stubbornness of this people, nor to their Wickedness, nor to their Sin.
28 Left the Land whence thou broughtest us out, fay, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the Land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the Wilderness.
29. Yet they are thy People, and thine Inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty Power, and by thy stretched out Arm.
:CH A P. X.. i God's Mercy in restoring the two Tables.
tation to Obedience.
12 An Exhor.
Ver. 1 A T that Time the Lord faid unto me, Hew thee
A two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the Mount, and make thee an Ark of Wood.
2 And I will write on the Tables the Words that were in the first Tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the Ark.
3 And I made an Ark of Shittim-wood, and hewed two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and went up into the Mount, having the two Tables in mine Hand.
4 And he wrote on the Tables, according to the first writing, the Ten Commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the Mount, out of the midst of the FIRE, in the Day of the Allembly : and the LORD gave them unto me,
5 And I turned myself and came down from the Mount, and put the Tables in the Ark which I had made, and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
10 And I stayed in the Mount, according to the first time, forty Days and forty Nights, and the Lord hearkned unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy
on the Tablemine Hand. up into
11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy Journey before the People that they may go in, and posless the Land which I (ware unto their Fathers to give unto them.
" 12 * And now, Israel, what * Mic. vi. 6 Wherewith shall I come
before the Lord, and bow my elf doth the LORD thy GOD RE- 5
before the high God? shall I come Quire of thee, but to FEAR before him with Burnt offerings, with the LORD thy God, to walk Calves of a Year old?
7 Will the LORD be pleased with in all his WAYS, and to LOVE Thousands of RAŃs, or with ten HIM, and to serve the LORD Thousands of Rivers of Oyl: hall I thy God with all thy HEART, give
give my First-born for my Trans
gression, the Fruit of my Body for and with all thy Soul. the Sin of my Soul? 13 To KEEP the Com 8 He hath' fhewed thee, O Man,
what is Good ; and what doth the MANDMENTS of the Lord,
LORD require of thee, but to do juftly, and his STATUTES which I and to love Mercy, and to walk humcommand thee this Day for bly with thy God? thy Good.
92 Chron, vi. 18 Will God in very 14 y Behold, the Heaven, Deed DWELL with Mea on the Earth? and the HEAVEN OF HEAVENS VEN of HEAVENS cannot contain
behold, the HEAVEN, and the Heais the Lord's thy God, the him. Torthals with all that there. Ephef. iv, io He that DESCENDED IS
the same also that ASCENDED up far in is.
ABOVE ALL HEAVENS, that he might * 15 Only the Lord had a Fill all Things. Delight in thy Fathers to love
Psal. cxv. 16 The HEAVEN, even
the HFAVENS are the LORD's: but the them, and he chose their Seed EARTH hach he given to the Childica after them, even you above of Men. all People, as it is this Day.
16 Circumcise therefore the Foreskin of your Heart, and be no more stiff-necked.
.17 For the LORD your God is God of Gods, and Lord of Lords, a great GOD, a MIGHTY and a TERRIBLE, which regardeth not Persons, nor taketh Reward.
18 He doth execute the Judgment of the Fatherless and Widow, and loveth the Stranger, in giving him Food and Raiment. . 19 Love ye therefore the Stranger: for ye were Strangers in the Land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt FEAR the LORD thy God; him shalt thou SERVE, and to him shalt thou clEAVE; and swear by his Name.
· 21 He is thy PRAISE, and he is thy God that hath done for thee these great and TERRIBLE Things which thine Eyes have seer.
22 Thy Fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten Persons; and * now the LORD thy Goo hatli made thee as the Stars of Heaven for multitude. ; * In this phe Promise to Abrahain was fulfilled,
CH A P.