Imatges de pÓgina

that their Children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear the Lord their God as long as they live.

a How fhall Men call on him, in whom they have not believed? and how fhall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? And, how fhall they hear without a Preacher? Wherefore, my beloved Brethren, let every Man be fwift to hear: but let us not, after our own Lufts, heap to our felves Teachers, having itching Ears.

b Let the Epiftles of Paul, as alfo the other Scriptures, be read unto all the Brethren.

Let us go up to the House of God, and he will teach us of his Ways.

d I will go to the Houfe of God, with the Voice of Joy and Praife, with a multitude that keep Holy-day.

I will give thee Thanks, O Lord, in the great Congregation; I will praise thee among much People.

fre fhall bring the Sacrifice of Praise into the House of the Lord; and there fhall ye rehearfe the righteous Acts of the Lord. In his Temple, let every one fpeak of his Glory.

8 Thus faith the Lord, My Houfe fhall be called a House of Prayer for all People.

And they that have finned againft God, fhall confefs his Name, and pray, and make Supplication before him in his House.

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i I will pay my Vows unto the Lord, in the prefence of all his People; in the Courts of the Lord's Houfe.


Deut. 31. 13. * Rom. 10. 14. Jam. 1. 19. 2 Tim. 4. 3. b1 Theff. 5. 27. 2 Pet. 3. 16. 4 Pf. 42. 4. Judg. s. 11. Pf. 29. 9. Kin. 8. 33.

e Pf. 35. 18.

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*Jer, 33. II.

If. 56. 1, 7.

* Pf. 116. 18, 19.

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a In the Day when ye shall keep a Feast to the Lord, ye fhall have an holy Convocation: and ye fhall do no fervile Work therein.

b And, on the Day when ye proclaim a Faft, to afflict your Souls, ye fhall have an holy Convocation. And ye shall do no Work in that fame Day.

The Words of the Lord fhall be read in the Ears of the People, in the Lord's House, upon the Fafting Day.

d When the whole Church is come together, into one place, let all things be done decently, and in order: And, let all things be done to edifying: for, God is not the Author of Confufion, but of Peace, in all Churches of the: Saints.

e Wherefore, let us walk unto the House of God in Company; and feek him, after the due order.

f When ye come together, into one place, to eat the Lord's Supper, tarry one for another: and, if any Man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together to Condemnation. What! have ye not Houses to eat, and to drink in? or, defpife ye the Church of God?

8 Keep thy Foot, when thou goeft to the Houfe of God; and, be more ready to hear, than to give the Sacrifice of Fools: for they con⚫ fider not that they do Evil.

h If any Man speak in an unknown Tongue, let one interpret: but, if there be no Interpre


a Lev. 23. 7, 39. 7.


Lev. 23. 27. Ezr. 8. 21. Lev. 1 Cor. 14, 23, 40, 26, 336 1 Cor. 11. 335

I Cor. 14


23. 27, 28.

Jer. 36. 6.


* Pf. 55. 14. 1 Chr. 15 13.
20, 33: 34) 22,

& Eccl. 5. 1

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ter, let him keep Silence in the Church; and let him fpeak to himself, and to God.

a Let your Women keep Silence in the Churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak.

b When ye come together in the Church, take care that there be no Divifions among you; left you should come together, not for the better, but for the worse. For if any Man seem to be contentious, we have no fuch Custom, neither the Churches of God.

Holiness becometh thine Houfe, O Lord, for ever.

d Thus fpake the Lord, faying, I will be fan&tified in them that come nigh me; and before all the People I will be glorified. Ye fhall reverence my Sanctuary.

e Unto the wicked God faith, What haft thou to do to declare my Statutes? or, that thou fhouldft take my Covenant into thy Mouth ? And, who hath required this at thy Hand, to tread my Courts, feeing thou hateft Inftruction, and cafteft my Words behind thee?

f Will ye fteal, murther, and commit Adultery, and fwear falfly, and come and ftand before me in this Houfe, which is called by my Name? Is this Houfe, which is called by my Name, become a Den of Robbers in your Eyes, faith the Lord?

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8 Make not my Father's Houfe viour) a House of Merchandize.

a 1 Cor. 14. 34. * Pf. 93. 5.


1. 12. Pf. 50, 17.

1 Cor. 14. 28. 17, 16.


Pf. 50. 16. § John 2. 16.

I Cor. 11. 18,

d Lev. 10. 3 Lev. 19. 30.

f Jer. 7.9, 10, 11.


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a Why is the Houfe of God forfaken? b There fhall be Mockers in the laft Times, which fhall walk after their own ungodly Lufts; these be they who feparate themselves, fenfual, having not the Spirit.

c Lord, I have loved the Habitation of thy House, and the Place where thine Honour dwelleth: And, I was glad when they faid unto me, Let us go into the House of the Lord.

d How amiable are thy Tabernacles, O Lord of Hofts! A Day in thy Courts is better than a thousand.

e Where two or three are gathered together (faith Chrift) in my Name, there am I in the midst of them:

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a Thine own Friend and thy Father's Friend forfake not.

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b The Stranger that dwelleth with you fhall be unto you as one born amongst you, and thou fhalt love him as thy felf.

c Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, thou fhalt love thy Neighbour, and hate thine Enemy; but Christ faith unto you, love your Enemies: For if ye love them which love you, what Reward have ye? what do you more than others? Do not even the Publicans the fame? For Sinners alfo love thofe that love them.

d Thou shalt not bear any Grudge against the Children of thy People. Grudge not one against another, Brethren, left ye be condemned; behold the Judge ftandeth before the Door.

e Whofoever hateth his Brother is a Murderer.

f They are foolish, and difobedient, who live in Malice and Envy, hateful, and hating one another.


g Be kindly affectioned one to another; in Honour preferring one another.

h Look not every Man on his own things; but every Man alfo, on the things of others.

i Let there be no Strife among you, which of you should be accounted the greatest: Let nothing be done through Strife or Vain-glory, but

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