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Ps. 1. 21. These things thou hast done and I kept silence, but I will reprove thee, saith the Lord.
Ver. 22. Consider this ye that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces. and there be none to deliver.
Isa. xvii. 10. Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy Salvation, and hast not been mindful of the rock of thy strength, therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants, &c.
Ver. 11. But the harvest shall be an heap in the day of desperate
Ezek. xxiii. 35. Thou hast forgotten me, therefore bear thy lewd
Hos. viii. 14. Israel hath forgotten his Maker. I will send a fire upon his cities.
XLVIII. Warnings against forgetting God. Deut. vi. 12. Beware lest thou forget the Lord thy God.
Deut. viii. 11. Beware lest thou forget the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes.
Ver. 12. Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and hast dwelt therein;
Ver. 13. And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; Ver. 14. That then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God. See to ver. 20.
Ps. xliv. 17. All this is come upon us, yet have we not forgotten thee.
Ver. 20. If we have forgotten the name of our God, or stretched out our hands to a strange God, shall not God search out this?
XLIX. Meditation upon God and his word. A good man meditates upon God's law day and night. Ps. xlix. 3.-cxix. 97.-Jos. i. 8.
Job xxii. 22. Lay up his words in thine heart.
Ps. i. 2. A good man meditates upon God's law day and night. xvi. 8. I have set the Lord always before me.
xl. 8. O my God, thy law is within my heart. Ps. xxxvii. 31.— cxix. 11.
Ixiii. 5. My soul shall be satisfied
Ver. 6. When I meditate on thee in the night watches. Ps. civ. 34. ixii. 12. I will meditate on all thy works, and talk of thy doing. Ps. cxliii. 5.
Ps. cxix. 15. I will meditate on thy precepts, and have respect to thy ways. Ver. 78.
Ver. 23. Thy servant did meditate on thy statutes. Ver. 48.
Ver. 99. Thy testimonies are my meditation.
Ver. 148. Mine eyes prevented the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
Tim. iv. 15. Meditate upon these things.
L. Fear due unto God. Exod. xv. 11. Who is like unto thee, O Lord, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders.
Ps. Ixxvi. 7. Thou even thou art to be feared, and who may stand when thou art angry. Ver. 11.
lxxxix. 7. God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints. xcvi. 4. The Lord is to be feared above all Gods.
Jer. x. 7. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations.
Rev. xv. 4. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name, for thou only art holy.
LI. The excellency of fearing God. Job xxviii. 28. The fear of the Lord that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.
Ps. cxi. 10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Prov. ix. 10. Prov. xv. 33. It is the instruction of wisdom.
Prov. i. 7. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge. Ps. xix. 9. It is clean enduring for ever.
LII. It is a commanded duty. Deut. vi. 24. The Lord our God commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always.
2 Kings xvii. 36. The Lord, him shall ye fear. Ver. 39.
1 Chron. xvi. 30. Fear before him all the earth. Ps. xcvi. 9.
Ps. xxii. 23. Fear him all the seed of Israel.
xxxiii. 8. Let all the earth fear the Lord. Ps. xxxiv. 9.
Prov. xxiii. 17. Be thou in the fear of the Lord, all the day long. xxiv. 21. Fear the Lord and the king. 1 Pet. ii. 17.
Isa. viii. 13. Sanctify the Lord God of hosts, and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.
Jer. v. 22. Will ye not fear me, saith the Lord? will ye not tremble at my presence? Ver. 24.
Mal. i. 6. If I be a master where is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts.
Matt. x. 28. Fear him that is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Rev. xiv. 7. Fear God and give glory to him.
LIII. God is to be feared on account of his perfections. Job xiii. 11. Shall not his excellency make you afraid?
xxy. 2. Dominion and fear are with him.
xxxvii. 23. The Almighty is excellent in power and judgment, and in plenty of justice.
Ver. 24. Men do therefore fear him.
Ps. cxxx. 4. There is forgiveness with thee that thou mayest be feared. Rev. xv. 4.
LIV. God is to be feared on account of his words and works. Deut. iv. 10. I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth. 1 Kings viii. 40, 43. 2 Chron. vi. 30, 33.
Jos. iv. 23. The Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan as he did the Red sea, that all people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is mighty, that ye might fear the Lord your God for ever.
Eccl. iii. 14. What God doth shall be for ever, nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it, and God doth it, that men may fear before him. See Jer. xxxiii. 9. Rev. xiv. 7. Isa. lxv. 8.
Examples. Instances. Exod. xiv. 31. 1 Sam. xii. 18..
LV. The fear of the Lord is promised and prayed for. Ps. xxxvi. 11. Unite my heart to fear thy name.
Isa. lix. 19. They shall fear the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. See Ch. xxix. 23. Prov. ii. 5. Jer. xxxiii. Jer. xxxli. 39. I will give them one heart and one way, that they fear may me for ever, for the good of them and of their children. Ver. 40. I will put my fear into their hearts, and they shall not depart from me.
Isa. xi. 2. The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord Ishall rest upon him.
LVI. The fear of God joined with obedience toward God. Deut. vi. 2. fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments.
Ver. 3. That it may be well with thee.
Ver. 13. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God and serve him.
x. 12. What doth the Lord thy God require of thee but to fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
Ver. 20. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
xiii. 4. Ye shall walk after the Lord your God, and fear him and keep his commandments and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him and cleave unto him.
Jos. xxiv. 14. Now therefore fear the Lord, and serve him in sincerity and in truth.
1 Sam. xii. 24. Fear the Lord and serve him with all your heart. Eccl. xii. 13. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.
LVII. Joined with the worship of God. Ps. ii. 11. Serve the Lord with fear.
v. 7. In thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple.
xxii. 23. Ye that fear the Lord praise him.
cxxxv. 20. Ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord,
Acts x. 2. Cornelius fe àred God, and prayed to God alway.
LVIII. It is a motive to duty in general toward God and man, and a restraint from sin.
Gen. xxii. 12. God said to Abraham, thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not with-held thy son, thine only son, from me.
xlii. 18. Joseph said, this do, and live, for I fear God.
Exod. i. 17. The midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them.
ix. 20. He that feared God among the servants of Pharaoh, made his cattle and servants go into the houses.
xx. 20. That his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. Lev. xix. 14. Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the blind, but shalt fear thy God. Ver. 32.
Deut. xiii. 11. All Israel shall hear and fear the Lord, and do no more such wickedness, as this among you. Ch. xiv. 23.—xvii. 13, 19.-xix. 20.-xxi. 21.-xxxi. 12, 13.
Job i. 1. Job feared God, and eschewed evil. Ver. 8. Ch. ii. 3. Prov. iii. 7. The fear of the Lord is to depart from evil. viii. 13. The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. Ch. xiv. 16. xvi. 6. By the fear of the Lord, men depart from evil.' 2 Cor. vii. 1. Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and Spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Ver. 11. Eph. v. 21. Submitting yourselves to one another in the fear of God. Phil. ii. 12. Work out your salvation with fear and trembling. Heb. xi. 7. Noah moved with fear, prepared an ark.
1 Pet. i. 7. Pass the time of your sojourning here, in fear. iii. 2. Your chaste conversation, coupled with fear.
Col. iii. 22. Servants obey your masters, not with eye-service but singleness of heart, fearing God. Eph. vi. 5.
: Instances. Isaac, Gen. xxxi. 42, 43. 1 Kings xviii. 3, 4, 12, 13. 2 Kings. Obadiah iv. 1. Neh. vii. 2. Hanani, Ps. xl. 3.—lii. 6.— cxix. 63. See the qualifications of the civil magistrate, Commandment 5th.
. LIX. Promises to them that fear God. Deut. vi. 24. The Lord commanded us to fear the Lord our God, for our good always.
2 Kings xvii. 39. The Lord your God ye shall fear, and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.
Neh. i. 11. Let thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name.
Ps. xxv. 12. What man is he that feareth the Lord, him shall he teach,
Ver. 14. The way that he shall chuse.
xxxi. 19. How great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee.
xxxiii. 18. Behold the eye of the Lord is on them that fear him. xxxiv. 7. The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Ver. 3. There is no want to them that fear him.
lx. 4. Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee. Ixxxv. 9. His salvation is nigh them that fear him.
ciji. 11. As the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Ver. 13. Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.
Ver. 17. The mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him.
cxi. 5. He hath given meat unto them that fear him.
cxii. 1. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord.
cxv. 11. Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord, he is their help and shield.
Ver. 13. The Lord will bless them that fear him.
cxix. 38. Stablish thy word unto thy servant who is devoted to thy fear.
cxxviii. 1. Blessed is every one that feareth the Lord.
. Ver. 4. Thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the Lord.
cxlv.. 19. He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him, he will hear their cry and will save them.
Ps. cxlvii. 11. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him. Prov. x. 27. The fear of the Lord prolongeth days.
xiv. 26. In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence, and his children shall have a place of refuge.
Ver. 27. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life to depart from the snares of death.
xv. 16. Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great treasures and trouble therewith.
xix. 23. The fear of the Lord tendeth to life, he that hath it shall abide satisfied.
xxii. 24. By humility and the fear of Lord, are riches and honour and life.
xxviii. 14. Happy is the man that feareth alway.
xxxi. 30. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord she shall be praised.
Eccl. viii. 12. It shall be well with them that fear God.
Isa. xxxiii. 6. The fear of the Lord is his treasure.
1. 10. Who is among you that feareth the Lord, and obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.
Zeph. iii. 7. I said, surely thou wilt fear me, so thy dwelling should not be cut off.
Mal. ii. 5. My covenant was with Levi, of life and peace, and I gave them to him, for the fear wherewith he feared me.
iii, 16. They that feared the Lord, spake often one to another, and the Lord hearkened and heard, and a book of remembrance was written before him, for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name.
Ver. 17. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord, in the day that I make up my jewels, and I will spare them as a man spareth his son that serveth him.
iv. 2. Unto you that fear my name, shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing under his wings.
Luke i. 50. His mercy is on them that fear him from generation to generation.
Rev. xi. 18. The time is come, that thou shouldst give a reward to them that fear thy name. See 1 Sam. xii. 14, 18. Ps. lii. 6.-lxvi. 16. -cxviii. 4.-cxix. 74, 79. Eccl. vii. 18. Isa. lx. 5. Jer. xxxii. 39, 40. Acts ix. 31.
LX. Other expressions to the same effect. Trembling. Ezra ix, 4, They trembled at the word. Isa. lxvi. 2, 5.
Ezra x. 3. They trembled at the commandment.
Job xxi. 6. When I remember, trembling taketh hold on my flesh. Ps. cxix. 120.
Ps. ii. 11. Rejoice with trembling.
Hos. xiii. 11. Whem Ephraim spake trembling, he exalted himself in Israel.
Joel ii. 11. Let all tremble, for the day of the Lord cometh. Ver. 10. See Ezra x. 10. Jeb iv. 14.-xxxvii. 1. Isa. Ixiv. 2. Dan. vi. 26. Jer. xxxiii. 9. Hab, iii. 16. Acts vii. 32 -xvi. 29.—xxiv. 25. Eph. vi. 5. Phil. ii. 12.