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Jer. ii. 9. Wherefore I will yet plead with you, saith the Lord, and with your children's children.

x. 21. The pastors are become brutish and have not sought the Lord, therefore they shall not prosper, and all their flocks shall be scattered.

xxiii. 11. Both prophet and priest are profane, &c.

Ver. 12. Wherefore I will bring evil upon them, even the year of their visitation, saith the Lord.

Ver. 14. They commit adultery and walk in lies, they strengthen the hands of evil-doers, that none doth return from his wickedness, they are all of them to me as Sodom.

Ver. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall, for from the priests is profaneness gone forth to all the Land.

Ver. 22. If they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from the evil of their doings.

Ver. 27. They cause my people to forget my name by their dreams. Ver. 30. Therefore I am against the prophets, saith the Lord. Ezek. xxii. 26. Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned my holy things.

Ver. 31. Therefore I poured out mine indignation upon them, their own way have I recompensed upon their heads.

Zeph. iii. 4. Her prophets are light and treacherous persons, her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Ver. 5. The just Lord is in the midst thereof, &c.
Mal. i. 6. O ye priests that despise my name.

Ver. 7. Ye offer polluted bread upon mine altar.

Ver. 8. If ye offer the blind, and the lame, and the sick, is it not evil! Ver. 9. Will he regard your persons, saith the Lord?

ii. 8. O ye priests, ye have departed out of the way, ye have cau• sed many to stumble at the law.

Ver. 9. Therefore have made you contemptible before all the people, according as ye have not kept my ways.

Matt. vii. 22. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name, and in thy name cast out devils, and in thy name done many wonderful works.

Ver. 23. Then will I profess unto them I never knew you, depart from me ye that work iniquity. Ch. xxv. 44, 45.

2 Tim. iii. 5. Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof, from such turn away. Ver. 13.

CXXXIV. Their covetousness. Isa. lvi. 11. Her watchmen are all greedy dogs which can never have enough; they all look to their own way, every one for his gain from his quarter. See the covetousness of Eli's sons. 1 Sam. ii. 12 to 17.

Jer. viii. 10. Every one from the least, even to the greatest, is given to covetousness. Ch. vi. 13.

Ezek. xiii. 19. Will ye pollute my name for handfuls of barley and pieces of bread.

Hos. vi. 9. As troops of robbers the priests murder in the way, they commit lewdness.

Mal. i. 10. Who is there among you that would shut the doors for nought? neither do they kindle fire on mine altar for nought. I have no pleasure in you, neither will I accept an offering at your hands, saith the Lord of hosts.

iii. 11. The priets teach for hire, and the prophets divine for money. Ver. 12. Therefore shall Zion for your sakes be plowed as a field. John x. 12. He that is an hireling, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth.

Ver. 13. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

Acts xx. 29. After my departure shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

1 Tim. vi. 5, Men of corrupt minds, supposing that gain is godii

ness.

2 Tim. iv. 10. Demas hath forsaken us, having loved this present world.

Tit. i. 11. Teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake,

2 Pet. ii. 3. Through covetousness shall they make merchandize of you.

Jude ver. 11. They ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward. 2 Pet. ii. 14, 15.

CXXXV. Their intemperance. Isa. xxviii. 7. The priest and the prophet have erred; through strong drink they are out of the way. Ver. 8, 17. Ch. Ivi. 12.

Luke xii. 45. If that servant shall begin to eat and to drink, and to be drunken,

Ver. 46. The Lord of that servant will cut him in sunder, and ap point him his portion with unbelievers.

Rom. xvi. 18. Such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly.

Phil ii. 19. Whose God is their belly, whose glory is their shame, who mind earthly things.

2 Pet. ii. 13. They count it pleasure to riot in the day-times Jude ver. 12. Feeding themselves without fear.

Ver. 19. Sensual, having not the Spirit.

CXXXVI. Their slothfulness. Isa. Ivi. 10. His watchmen are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark, sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber. Jer xxii. 1. Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.

Ver. 2. Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them; behold I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.

Ezek: iii. 18. When I say unto the wicked, thou shalt surely die ; and thou givest him not warning, nor speakest to warn the wicked from his wicked way to save his life; the same wicked man shall die In his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.

xxxiv. 2. Thus saith the Lord, woe be to the shepherds; should not the shepherds feed the flock. See to ver. 11.

xliv. 8. Ye have not kept the charge of mine holy things, but ye, have set keepers of my charge in my sanctuary for yourselves.

Ezek. xliv. 12. They shall bear their inquity.

Hos. iv 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

Ver. 9. There shall be like people like priest, and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them for their doings.

Luke xi. 52. they have taken away the key of knowledge.

Matt. xxiii. 3 They say and do not, they bind heavy burdens on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not touch them with one of their fingers.

xxv. 26. Thou wicked and slothful servant.

-1 Cor. ix. 16. Woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.

OF FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS.

CXXXVII. They deceive the people with flatteries and false doctrine. Isa. ix. 14. The Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail. Ver. 15. The prophet that teacheth lies is the tail.

Ver. 16. For the leaders of this people cause them to err. Ch. iii.12. Jer. v. 30. A wonderful thing is committed in the land.

Ver. 31. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so.

xiv. 14. The prophets prophesy lies in my name, I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them; they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. Ch. xxvii. 9, 10, &c.

vi. 14. They have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying peace, peace, when there was no peace. Ch. viii. 11. Ezek. xiii. 10. 18. Mic. iii. 5.

xii. 10. Many pastors have devoured my vineyard. Ver. 11. xxiii. 16. The prophets speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.

Ver. 21. I have not sent them, yet they ran.

Ver. 25 They say I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Ver. 27, 28. Ch. xxviii. 9. 15-xxix. 8, 9, 31, 32.—1. 6. Zech. x. 2.

Ezek. xiii. 10. Ye have seduced my people, saying peace reace, when there was no peace; one built the wall and another daubed it with untempered mortar. Ch. xxii. 28, to 31.

Ver. 14. Thus saith the Lord, I will break down the wall which ye have daubed with untempered mortar, it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof. Ver. 15.

Ver. 18. Woe unto them that sew pillows to all arm-holes. ver. 23. Ch. xxii. 28.

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Lam.ii. 14. Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee, and have not discovered thine iniquity.

Ezek. xxii. 26. They have put no difference between the holy and profane, between the unclean and the clean.

xxxiv. 4. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away,

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neither have ye sought that which was lost, but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

Ezek. xliv. 10. The Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray;

Ver. 12. Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity, therefore have I lift up mine hand against them, saith the Lord God, and they shall bear their iniquity. Ch. xiv. 9, 10.

Matt. v. 19. Whosoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven.

xv. 9. In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.

xxiii. 16. Woe unto you, ye blind guides. Ch. xv. 14.

xxiv 11. Many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. Ver. 24. If it were possible they shall deceive the very elect. Mark xiii. 22.

Luke. xi. 52. They have taken away the key of knowledge, &c. Acts. xx. 30. Of your ownselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them. Ch. xv. 1, 24. Gal. i 7. Rom. xvi. 17. Mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.

Ver. 18. By good words and fair speeches they deceive the hearts of the simple.

2 Cor. xi. 13. Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. Ver. 14, 15, 20.

Gal. ii. 4. False brethren came in privily to spy out our liberty, that they might bring us into bondage.

Ver. 5. To whom we gave place, by subjection, no, not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

Eph. iv. 14. They lie in wait to deceive.

v. 6. Let no man deceive you. 1 John iii. 7.

Phil. i. 15. Some preach Christ of envy.

iii. 2. Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers.

Ver. 18. They are enemies to the cross of Christ.

Col. ii. 8. Beware least any man deceive you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ.

Ver. 18. Let no man beguile you of your reward, in a voluntary humility and worshipping angels.

Ver. 22. After the commandments and doctrines of men.

2 hess. ii. 3. Let no man deceive you by any means.

Ver. 4. The man of sin exalteth himself.

Ver. 9. Whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs, and lying wonders.

Ver 10. And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.

1 Tim. iv. 1. Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.

Ver. 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared Ver. 3. Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from

meats.

1 Tim. vi. 3. They consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ver. 4.

2 Tim. ii. 18. Who concerning the truth have erred, and overthrew the faith of some.

iii. 6. They creep into houses, and lead captive sily women. Ver. 8. They withstand the truth.

Ver. 13. Evil men and seducers wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.

Tit. i. 10. Unruly and vain talkers and deceivers subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. Heb. xiii. 9. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. 2 Pet. ii. 1. There was false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

Ver. 2. Many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Jude ver. 4 to 20. 1 John ii. 18. Even now are there many antichrists.

Ver. 19. They went out from us, but they were not of us.

Ver. 26. These things I have written unto you concerning them that seduce you.

iv. 1. Many false prophets are gone out into the world.

2 John ver. 7. Many deceivers are entered into the world; look to yourselves. 3 John ver. 10.

Rev. ii. 2. Thou hast tried them which say that they are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars.

Ver. 9. I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and

are not.

xviii. 23. By thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Ch. xix. 20.xx. 20. Gal. vi. 13.

DUTIES TOWARD THE MINISTRY.

XXXVIII. To receive their instructions. Deut. xvii. 9. Thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and inquire.

Ver. 10. And thou shalt do according to the sentence which they shall shew thee.

Ver. 11. According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee thou shalt do; thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right-hand nor to the left. 1 Sam. ix. 9.

2 Chron. xx. 20. Believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. Ch.

XXX. 22.

Mal. ii. 7. The priests lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.

John viii. 47. He that is of God heareth God's words.

Matt. xxiii. 2. The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses seat. Ver. 3. All therefore whatsoever they bid you do, that observe and do.

Luke x. 16. He that heareth you heareth me. xiii. 20.

Matt. x. 40. John

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