Imatges de pÓgina

xvi. 1. The rebellion of Corah, and his company. Ver. 32. The earth opens, and swallows them up. Ver. 49. Fourteen thousand die by the plague, for murmuring. xvii. 8. Aaron's rod budded, as a decisive token of the priesthood being fixed in the house of Levi.

xi. 25. The spirit of prophecy given to the elders of Israel.
xxi. 4. The people for murmuring are bitten by fiery serpents.
Ver. 6. And healed by looking on a brazen serpent.

Ver. 9. On a.pole.

xxii. 28. Balaam reproved by an ass speaking, and terrified at the sight of an angel, as he went to curse Israel.

xxiii 8, 20. Is forced to bless Israel. Ch. xxiv. 4, 13. Jos. iii. 7. Jordan stops until Israel passeth over.

6. The design and use to be made of these miracles, is thus set forth. Exod. x. 2. Tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, and my signs which I have done, amongst them; that ye may know how that I am the Lord.

Deut. iv. 32. Ask now of the days that are past, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it.

Ver. 33. Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out ofthe midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live.

iv. 34. Or hath God assayed to take him a nation, from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt, before your eyes.

Ver. 25. Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know, that the Lord is God, there is none else besides him.

Ver. 36. Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice that he might instruct thee, and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire, and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.

Ver. 39. Know therefore, this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is God in heaven above, and in the earth beneath, there is none else.

Jos. iv. 23. The Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan before you, as he did the Red sea.

Ver. 24. That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is great, and that we might fear the Lord our God for ever. Ch. iii. 10, 14.

xxiv. 31. Israel served the Lord, all the days of Joshua, and all the day of the elders that outlived Joshua, which had known all the works of the Lord which he had done for Israel. Judg. ii. 7.

7. Other miracles and remarkable providences in the land of Israel, wrought for promoting the faith and worship of the one living and true God.

Jos. vi. 20. Jericho taken, the walls thereof falling down at the sound of rams horns.

x. 11. Israel's enemies destroyed by hail. Ver. 13. The sun stands still.

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Judg. vi. 38. A sign given to Gideon by a fleecc.

vii. 13. Another sign, a Midianitish host miraculously discomfitted. Judg. xiii. 19. An angel foretels the birth of Samson. Samson's works. Ch. xiv. 6.—xv. 14, 15, 19.—xvi. 3, 12, 14, 30. 1. Sam. v. 3. Dagon falls before the ark.

vi. 12. The ark carried to the land of Israel by cattle, without a guide. Ver. 14.

vii. 10. God thundereth upon the Philistines.
xii. 18. Thunder and rain sent at Samuel's prayer.
xiv. 15. Enemies struck with groundless fear.

Ver. 20. They kill one another.

xvii. 49. David kills Goliah.

Ver. 46. Saying, the Lord will deliver thee into mine hand, that all the earth may know that there is a God in Iraei.

xix. 20. The spirit of prophecy comes upon Saul's messengers. Ver. 21. And upon Saul. Ver. 24.

1 Kings xiii. 5. The altar rent, and ashes poured out as a sign foretold by the prophet.

Ver. 6. Jeroboam's withered hand restored at the prayer of the prophet.

Ver. 28. An ass and lion stand by the carcase of a disobedient prophet, slain by the lion.

xvii. 1. Elijah's miracles, viz. A great drought.

Ver. 6. He is fed by ravens.

Ver. 16. Multiplies a barrel of meal, and cruise of oil in famine. Ver, 22. Brings a dead child to life.

xviii. 33. In a contest with the priests of Baal, to decide whether the God of Israel, or Baal, was the true God, fire consumes Elijah'ş sacrifice, though much water was poured on it.

Ver. 27. Elijah prayed and said, hear me, O Lord, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God.

Ver. 38. When the fire consumed the sacrifice, the people fell on their faces and cried, the Lord he is God, the Lord he is God.

1 Kings xx. 13. A remarkable victory. Ver. 28.

2 Kings i. 10. Officers sent to lay hold on Elijah, are consumed by fire from Heaven.

ii. 8. Jordan struck with Elijah's mantle, divides. Ver. 14,

Ver. 11. Elijah is carried to heaven.

Ver. 22. Waters healed by Elisha.

iii. 16. Waters appear like blood to the enemy.

Ver. 24. A great slaughter of them.

iv. 5. Elisha multiplies a widow's oil.

Ver. 35. Restores a dead child to life.

iv. 40. Sons of the prophets, miraculously fed.

v. 14. Naaman cured of leprosy. Ver. 27. leprosy entailed upon Gehazi and his offspring.

vi. 6. Iron swims.

2. Kings iv. 12. Elisha discovereth secret counsels.

Ver. 18. At his prayer the enemy is smitten with blindness. Ver. 20. Their eyes opened.

2 Kings xiii. 21. A dead man is restored to life, on touching the bones of Elisha.

xix. 35. An angel smites the host of the Assyrians. Isa. xxxvii. 20. xx. 10. The shadow returns ten degrees on the dial, as a sign to Hezekiah.

1 Chron. xxi. 26. An angel slaying the Israelites is stopped at David's prayer.

2 Chron. vii. 1. Fire consumes the sacrifice at Solomon's prayer. xx. 23. Enemies destroy one another.

Neh. xix. 21. During forty years travel in the wilderness, he clothes of the Israelites waxed not old, nor did their feet swell. Deut. viii. 4.-xxix. 5.

8. Miraculous judgments by the hand of enemies upon the wicked, the end and design of every one of which is expressly said to be, that God might be known by them.

Ezek. vi. 7. Your cities shall be laid waste. Ver. 10, 14. Ch. xxxiii. 29.

vii. 4. I will recompense thy ways upon thee. Ver. 9, 27.

xi. 10. Ye shall fall by the sword. Ver. 12.

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xii. 15. I will scatter them among the nations. Ver. 16, 17, 20. xiii. 9. Mine hand shall be upon the prophets that divine lies. Ver. 14, 21, 23.

xiv. 8. Every one that setteth up his idols in his heart, and cometh to a prophet to enquire of me, I will set my face against that man.

xv. 7. I set my face against you. Ver. 8.

xx. 37. I will cause you to pass under the rod. Ver. 12, 44. Ver. 38. I will purge out the rebels from among you.

Ezek. xxi. 3. Thus saith the Lord, I am against thee, and will draw forth my sword, it shall not return empty.

xxii. 15. And I will scatter thee among the heathen, and disperse thee in the countries, and will consume thy filthiness out of thee.

Ver. 22. As silver is melted in the midst of the furnace, so shall ye be melted in the midst thereof; and ye shall know that I the Lord, have poured out my fury upon you.

xxiii. 46. I will give you to be removed and spoiled. Ver. 47. xxv. 7. I will deliver thee for a sport to the heathen. See Ch. xxiv. 21, 24, 27.

9. Judgments upon other nations, for the same end. Ezek. xxv. 16. I will stretch out mine hand, upon the Philistines. Ver. 5, 7, 11,

14, 17.

xxvi. 3. I am against thee, O Tyrus. Ver. 6.

xxviii. 22. Against thee, O Zidon. Ver. 23, 24, 26.

xxix. 3. Against thee, O Pharaoh. Ver. 9, 16, 21. Ch. xxx.-xxxii. xxxv. 2. Mount Seir, I will lay thy cities waste. Ver. 4, 9, 15. xxxyiii. 16. Thou Gog shall come against my people.

10. The same is asserted to be the end of the following merciful providences, as the reader will find by consulting at large the places quoted.

Isa. xlix. 23. And kings shall be thy nursing fathers, and their queens thy nursing mothers: They shall bow down to thee, with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet, and

thou shalt know that I am the Lord: For they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.

Ezek. xxxiv. 27. The tree shall yield her fruit, the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe.

xxxvi. 37. I will increase them with men like a flock.

Ver. 38. So shall the waste cities be filled with men. Ver. 11, 24. xxxvii. 6. I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath into you; and ye shall live, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.

Ver. 13. Ye shall know that I am the Lord, when I have opened your graves, O my people, and brought you up out of your graves. xxxix. 6. When I have brought them from captivity then shall they know, that I am the Lord, which caused them to be led into captivity.

Ver. 7, 22, 28. See Isa. xliii. 9, 10, 11, 12.—xlv. 3.—iv. 6.— Ixvi. 14. Ezek. xvi. 62.

11. Miracles in Babylon. Dan. ii. 31. Daniel tells the king his dream, and the interpretation thereof.

Ver. 47. The king answered, of a truth it is, that your God is a God of Gods, and Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets.

iii. 25. Three men live in the fire unhurt by it.

Ver. 29. The king made a decree, that whosoever should speak against God who delivered them, should be cut to pieces.

iv. 19. Daniel explains the king's dream, which being accomplishcd, the king praised and honoured the King of heaven. Ver. 34, 37. v. 25. Daniel explains the writing upon the wall, concerning Belshazzar, and

Daniel's visions.


LXXIX. Righteousness ascribed to God. Deut. xxxii. 4. All his ways are judgment, a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

Job xxxvi. 3. Elihu said, I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.

Ps. xi. 7. He is the righteous Lord, that loveth righteousness. Ps. xxxiii. 5.

xxxvi. 6. Thy righteousness is like the great mountains, thy judgments are a great deep.

xlviii. 10. Thy right hand is full of righteousness. lxxi. 19. Thy righteousness, O God, is very high. xcii. 15. There is no unrighteousness in the Lord.

xcvii. 2. Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

cxi. 3. His righteousness endureth for ever. Ps. cxii. 3, 9. cxix. 137. Righteous art thou, O Lord, and upright are thy judgments. Jer. xii. 1.

Ver. 142. Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law is the truth.

cxlv. 17. The Lord is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.


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Jer. ix. 24. I am the Lord, which exercise loving kindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth.

LXXX. God is righteous in punishing the wicked. Gen. xviii. 23. Abraham said, wilt thou also destroy the righteous with the wicked.

Gen. xviii. 25. That be far from thee, to slay the righteous with the wicked, and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee, shall not the judge of all the earth do right?

Exod. ix. 27. Pharaoh said, the Lord is righteous, I and my people are wicked.

Neh. ix. 33. Thou art just in all that is brought upon us, for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly. Lam. i. 18. Dan. ix. 14. Job xxxiv. 23. He will not lay upon man inore than right.

Ps. xcviii. 2. His righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen.

cxxix. 4. The Lord is righteous, he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.

Isa. xxviii. 17. Judgment will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet.

Dan. ix. 7. O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of face, as at this day. Ver. 14. Mic. vi. 5.

Rev. xvi. 5. The angel said, thou art righteous, O Lord, because thou hast judged thus. Ch. xviii. 6.

LXXXI. Men shall reap as they sow. For this see the following texts.

Job. iv. 8. Prov. xxii. 8. Jer. ii. 19. Hos. x. 13. Gal. vi. 7, 8. Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

LXXXII. In rewards to the righteous. 1 Sam. xxvi. 23. The Lord render to every man his righteousness, and his faithfulness. 2 Sam. xxii. 21. The Lord rewarded me according to my right eousness. Ps. xviii. 20. See 1 Kings viii. 32. Job xxxiii. 26.

Matt. xx. 4. What is right, that shall ye receive.

LXXXIII. Things of God declared to be right, and righteous are his judgments.

Neh. ix. 13. Thou gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments. See Deut. iv. 8. Ps. xix. 9.cxix. 7, 62, 106, 137, 160, 164. Jer. xii. 1.

Statutes. Ps. xix. 8. The statutes of the Lord are right. Precepts. Ps. cxix. 128. I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right.

Testimonies. Ps. cxix. 138. Thy testimonics thou hast commanded, are righteous. Ver. 144.

Commands. Ps. cxix. 172. All thy commandments are righteous


Word. Ps. xxxiii. 4. The word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done in truth. Isa. xlv. 19.

Ways. Hos. xiv. 9. The ways of the Lord are right, and the just shall walk therein. Acts xiii. 10.


LXXXIV. Justice ascribed to God. Deut. xxxii. 4. A'God of truth without iniquity, just and right is he.

Neh. ix. 33. Thou art just in all that is brought upon us. Lam. i. 18:

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