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Numb. vi. 24. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee.
Ver. 25. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee.
Ver. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give
Deut. xxxii. 10. The Lord kept Jacob, as the apple of his eye. Jos. xiv. 10. Moses said, the Lord hath kept me alive, &c.
1 Sam. ii. 9. The Lord will keep the feet of his saints, and the wicked shall be silent in darkness, for by strength shall no man pre
xxv. 34. David said, blessed be the Lord, that hath kept his servant from doing evil. Ver. 39.
1 Chron. iv. 10. Jabez called on God, and said, O that thou wouldst bless me, and keep me from evil.
Job xxxiii. 18. He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from perishing by the sword.
Ps. xii. 7. Thou wilt keep them, O Lord, and shalt preserve them from this generation. Ps. xxxi. 20.
xvii. 8. Keep me as the apple of thine eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings.
xix. 13. Keep back thy servant, from presumptuous sins.
xxv. 20. O keep my soul and deliver me, let me not be ashamed, for I trust in thee.
xxx. 3. O Lord thou hast brought up my soul from the grave, thou hast kept me alive.
xxxiii. 19. The eye of the Lord is on them that fear him, to keep them alive in famine.
xxxiv. 20. The Lord keepeth all his bones, not one of them is broken.
xci. 11. He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
cxxi. 3. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved, he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
Ver. 5. The Lord is thy keeper.
cxxvii. 1. Except the Lord keep the city, the watch-men watch but in vain.
cxl. 4. Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked.
cxli. 3. O Lord, keep the door of my lips.
Ver. 9. Keep me from the snare laid for me.
Prov. iii. 26. The Lord shall keep thy foot from being taken. Isa. xxvi. 3. Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose heart is stayed on thee.
xxvii. 3. The Lord will keep the vine-yard, he will water it, he will keep it night and day.
xlii. 6. I will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people. Jer. xxxi. 10. He will gather Israel, and will keep him as a shepherd doth his flock.
John xvii. 11. Jesus prayed thus, holy Father, keep through thine own name, those whom thou hast given me.
Ver. 15. I pray that thou shouldst keep them from the evil that is in the world.
2 Thess. iii. 3. The Lord is faithful, who will stablish you, and keep you from evil.
2 Tim. i. 12. The Lord whom I have believed, is able to keep that which I have committed unto him.
1 Pet. i. 5. We are kept by the power of God, through faith unto salvation.
iv. 19. Let them that suffer, according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls unto him, in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
Jude ver. 24 Unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory, with exceeding joy.
Ver. 25. To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever.
Rev. iii. 10. I will keep thee from the hour of temptation.
LXXV. God preserveth his people. Gen. xlv. 8. Joseph said, God sent me hither, to preserve you, a posterity in the earth.
Deut. vi. 24. God commanded us, to do these statutes, and to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he night preserve us alive as at this day.
Jos. xxiv. 17. God preserved us in all the way wherein we went, among all people, through whom we passed.
2 Sam. viii. 6. The Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.
1 Sam. xxx. 23.
Neh. ix. 6. Lord, thou hast made all things, and thou preservest them all.
Job vii. 20. I have sinned, what shall I do unto thee, O thou preserver of men.
x. 12. Thou hast granted me life and favour, and thy visitation preserveth my spirit.
xxix. 2. O that I were as in months past, as in the days when God preserved me.
Ps. xvi. 1. Preserve me, O Lord, for in thee do I put my trust. xxxi. 23. The Lord preserveth the faithful.
xxxii. 7. Thou art my hiding-place, thou shalt preserve me from trouble.
xxxvi. 6. O Lord thou preservest man and beast.
xxxvii. 28. The Lord forsaketh not his saints, they are preserved for ever.
xli. 2. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive, and he shall be blessed that considereth the poor.
Ixiv. 1. O my God, preserve my life from fear of the enemy. lxxix. 11. Preserve thou those that are appointed to die.
lxxxvi. 2. Preserve my, soul, O thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee.
xcvii. 10. The Lord preserveth the souls of his saints, he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Ps. cxl. 1.
cxvi. 6. The Lord preserveth the simple.
cxxi. 7. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil, he shall preserve thy soul.
Ver. 8. He shall preserve thy going out, and coming in. cxlv. 20, The Lord preserveth all those that love him.
Ps. cxlvi. 9. The Lord preserveth the strangers, he relieveth the fatherless and widow. Jer. xlix. 11.
Prov. ii. 8. He preserveth the way of his saints.
Isa. xlix. 6. Thou art my servant, to restore the preserved of Israel. 1 Thess. v. 23. I pray God that your whole spirit and soul, and body, be preserved blameless, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Tim. iv. 18. The Lord will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom.
GOD IS THE CREATOR.
LXXVI. God is the Creator of his people. Ps. li. 10. Create in me a clean heart, O God, renew a right spirit within me.
cii. 8. The people that shall be created shall praise the Lord. cxlix. 2. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him, let the children of Zion be joyful in their king.
Isa. xliii. 1. Thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and formed thee, O Israel, fear not, for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by name, thou art mine.
Ver. 7. I have created him for my glory, I have formed him, yea I have made him.
Ver. 15. I am the Lord, your holy one, the creator of Israel, your king.
Ver. 21. This people have I formed for myself, they shall shew forth my praise. Ch. xliv. 2, 21, 24.—xlvi. 4.
Ezek. xxxvii. from ver. I to 15. The vision of dry bones raised to life.
Threats against those who apostatised after they had been created. Deut. xxxii. 6. Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise, is he not thy Father that hath bought thee, hath he not made thee, and established thee.
Ver. 15. Jeshurun forsook God that made him.
Ver. 18. Of the rock that begat thee, thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them. Ver. 22.
Ver. 23. He said, I will heap mischief upon them.
"Ezek. xxi. 30. Thus saith the Lord, I will judge thee in the places where thou wast created, in the land of thy nativity. lem's birth and nativity described. Ch. xvi. 3 to 14.
Ver. 31. I will pour mine indignation upon thee, I will blow against thee in the fire of my wrath, I will deliver thee into the hand of brutish men, skilful to destroy. Ver. 32.
xxviii. 12. Thus saith the Lord God to Tyrus.
Ver. 15. Thou wast perfect in thy ways, from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Ver. 16. Thou hast sinned, therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God. Ver. 18.
LXXVII. God the Creator of Christians, they are new creatures, God's workmanship. Rom. xiv. 20. For meat, destroy not thou the work of God.
2 Cor. v. 17. If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature. Gal. vi. 15. In Christ Jesus, neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Eph. i. 6. He hath made us accepted in the beloved.
Col. i. 12. He hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
ii. 10. We are his workmanship created in Christ Jesus unto good works.
Ver. 13. Ye are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ver. 15, Rev. i. 6. He hath made us kings and priests to God, and his Father.
LXXVIII. Duty of Christians as new creatures. Rom. vi. 4. We should walk in newness of life.
vii. 6. We should serve in newness of spirit.
xii. 2. Be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind.
1 Cor. v. 7. Purge out the old leaven, that ye may become a new lump.
Eph. iv. 22. Put off the old man which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.
Ver. 24. And put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Col. iii. 9. Ye have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.
1 Pet. iv. 19. Let those that suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls unto him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.
LXXIX. God is to his people, their planter, builder, &c. they are his planting, his vine-yard, which he watereth and maketh fruitful, his house his building, &c.
God planted the Jewish nation in the land of Canaan. Exod. xv. 17. Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the sanctuary which thine hands have established. 2 Sam. vii. 10.
Jer. xxxii. 41. I will plant them in this land assuredly, with my whole heart. Ch. xxiv. 6.-xxxi. 4, 12, 28.-xlii. 10.
Amos ix. 15. I will plant them upon their own land, and they shall no more be plucked up out of their land, saith the Lord.
LXXX. The Lord planted, watered, and made fruitful, the Jewish church. Ps. lxxx. 8. Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt, thou hast cast out the heathen and planted it. Ver. 15. Ps. lxxii. 16.
Isa. iv. 2. In that day shall the branch of the Lord be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely. Ch. Ix. 21.
Isa. v. 1. My beloved hath a vine-yard in a very fruitful hill.
Ver. 7. The vine-yard of the Lord of hosts, is the house of Israel. xxvii. 3. I the Lord do keep the vine-yard, I will water it every moment, lest any hurt it, and I will keep it night and day. Ver. 2, 6. Ch. xxxvii. 31.
xxxv. 7. The parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water.
xli. 18. I will open rivers in high places, and fountains in the midst of the valleys, and I will make the wilderness a pool of water. Ver. 19, 20.
Isa. xliv. 3. I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground, and I will pour my Spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring.
Ver. 4. And they shall spring up as among the grass, and as the willows by the water courses. Ch. xlix. 10.-lviii. 11.
Ixi. 3. That they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord that he might be glorified.
Ver. 11. For as the earth bringeth forth the bud, and the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all people. Jer. xxxi. 12.
Hos. ii. 23. I will sow her unto me in the earth, and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy.
xiv. 5. I will be as the dew unto Israel, he shall grow as the lily and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Ver. 7. They shall revive as the corn, and grow as the vine.
Ver. 8. I am like a green fir-tree, from me is thy fruit found. Mal. iv. 2. Ye shall go forth and grow up as calves of the stall. See Jer. xviii. 9.
LXXXI. Apostacy, or unfruitfulness, threats and reproofs against it. Jer. ii. 21. I planted thee a noble vine, wholly a right seed: how art thou turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine unto me? xi. 17. The Lord of hosts that planted thee hath pronounced evil against thee. Ch. xlv. 4. Ezek. xvii. 5, 8, 9.—xix. 10, 12.
Jer. xviii. 9, 10. At what instant I speak concerning a nation to pluck up, &c.
Matt. iii. 10. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire.
xiii. 3. See the parable of the sower. Mark iv. 4. Luke viii. 5. Ver. 24. The parable of the wheat, and tares.
xxi. 32. The parable of the husbandman letting out the vineyard, and requiring the fruits. Mark xii. 1. Luke xx. 9.
Luke xiii. 6. The parable of the unfruitful fig-tree cumbering the ground. Ver. 7, 8, 9.
LXXXII. The fruitful, whether Jews or Gentiles, are God's planting. Ps. i. 3. The righteous shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season, his leaf shall not wither. Jer. xvii. 8.
xcii. 13. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.
Ver. 14. They shall bring forth fruit in old age, they shall be fat and flourishing.
Matt. vii. 17. Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit. Ver. 18. Ch. xii. 33.
John xv. 1. I am the true vine, my Father is the husbandman. Ver. 2. Every branch that beareth not fruit he taketh away, and every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth, that it may bring forth more fruit. Ver. 4, 5, 6, 8.
Rom. vi. 22. Ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. Ch. vii. 4.
1 Cor. iii. 9. Ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.