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Job i. 21. Job faid, the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away' bleffed be the Name of the Lord.

Prov. x. 22. The Blefling of the Lord it maketh Rich, and he addeth no Sorrow with it.

Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a Man that is good in his Sight, Wisdom and Knowledge, and Joy, but to the Sinner he giveth Travel, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. Ch. 3. 13. See Gen. 24. 35.

214. Riches promised to the Righteous. Pf. cxii 2. The Generation of the Upright fhall be bleffed.

Ver. 3. Wealth and Riches shall be in his Houfe.

Prov. iii. 16. Length of Days is in Wifdon's right Hand, and in her left Hand, Riches and Honour. Ch. 8. 18. 19.-22.4.-24. 3. 4.

xv. 6. In the House of the Righteous is much Treasure, but in the Revenues of the Wicked is much Trouble.

xxii. 4. By Humility and the Fear of the Lord are Riches and Honour, and Life.

215. Inftances of good Men that were Rich. Abram, Gen. 13. 2. Lot, Gen. 13. 5. Ifaac, Gen. 26. 12, 13, 14. Jacob, Gen. 30. 43.-36. 7. David, i Chron. 29. 28. Solomon, Kings 3. 13.-10. 23. Eccl. 2. 4. to 10. Job, Ch. 1. 3. Jehoshaphat, 2 Chron. 17. 5. Hezekiah, 2 Chron. 32. 17. to 31.

216. Inftances of Riches not regarded by good Men. Gen. xiv. 21. The King of Sodom faid to Abram, give me the Perfons, and take the Goods to thyfelf.

Ver. 23. Abram faid, I will not take any Thing that is thine.

xxviii. 20. Jacob faid, if God will be with me and keep me in the Way that I go, and will give me Bread to eat and Raiment to put on, fo that I come again to my Father's House in Peace, then fhall the Lord be my God.

1 Kings iii. 11. Solomon asked Wifdom, and not Riches.

Prov. xxx. 8. Agar prayed, give me neither Poverty nor Riches, feed me with Food convenient for me.

Ver. 9. Left I be rich and deny thee, and fay who is the Lord, or leftl be poor, and steal and take the Name of my God in vain.

Gal. vi. 14. Paul faid, the World is crucified unto me, and I unto the World.

217 Thofe things that are necessary for the Support of Man's Life, promiled to the Righteous. Food promijed. Gen. i. 29. God faid, behold I have given you every Herb bearing Seed, which is upon the Face of all the Earth, and every Tree, in the which is the Fruit of a Tree yielding Seed, to you it fhall be for Meat.

ix. 3. Every moving Thing that liveth fhall be Meat for you, even as the green Herb have I given you all Things.

Exod. xxiii. 25. Serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy Bread and thy Water.

Deut. vii. 12. If ye hearken to thefe Judgments and keep and do them, Ver. 13. The Lord thy God will blefs the Fruit of thy Land, thy Corn and thy Wine, and thine Oyl, the Increase of thy Kine, and the Flocks of thy Sheep. Ver. 14. Ifa. 30. 23.

Deut. viii. 7. The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good Land, a
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Land of Brooks of Water, of Fountains and Depths that fpring out of the Valleys and Hills.

Deut. 8. 8. A Land of Wheat and Barley, and Vines, and Fig-trees, and Pomegranates, a Land of Oyl and Honey.

Ver. 9. A Land wherein thou fhalt eat Bread without Scarcenefs, thou shalt not lack any Thing in it, a Land whofe Stones are Iron and out of whofe Hills thou mayeit dig Brass.

Ver. 10. When thou haft eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord, for the good Land which he hath given thee.

Deut. xi. 13. If you shall hearken diligently unto my Commandments, to love the Lord your God, and to ferve him with all your Heart and with all your Soul,

Ver. 14. I will give you the Rain of your Land in due Seafon, the first Rain and the latter Rain that thou mayeft gather in thy Corn, and thy Wine, and thine Oyl.

Ver. 15. I will fend Grafs in thy Fields for thy Cattle, that thou mayeft eat and be full,

Deut. xxviii. 2. If thou shalt hearken unto the Voice of the Lord thy God,

Ver. 3. Bleffed fhalt thou be in the City, and blessed shalt thou be in the Field;

Ver. 4. Bleffed shall be the Fruit of thy Body, and the Fruit of thy Ground, and the Fruit of thy Cattle, and the Increase of thy Kine, and the Flocks of thy Sheep,

Ver. 5. Bleffed fhall be thy Basket and thy Store.

Ver. 8. The Lord will command his Bleffing upon thee in thy StoreHouses.

Ver. 12. The Lord fhall open unto thee his good Treasure, the Hea ven to give the Rain unto thy Land in his Season, and to blefs all the Work of thine Hand, and thou shalt lend unto many Nations, and thou shalt not Borrow. Ch. 30. 9.—33. 28. Ifa. 30. 23. Ruth i. 6. The Lord hath vifited his People in giving them Bread. Pf. xxiii. 1. The Lord is my Shepherd, I fhall not want.

Ver. 5. Thou preparest a Table for me, my Cup runneth over. xxxiv. 9. There is no Want to them that fear God.

Ver. 10. The young Lions do lack and fuffer Hunger, but they that feek the Lord fhall not want any good Thing.

Pf. xxxvii. 3. Truft in the Lord and do Good, fo fhalt thou dwell in the Land, and verily theu fhalt be fed.

Ver. 16. A little that a righteous Man hath, is better than the Riches of many Wicked. Prov. 16. 8.

Ver. 25. I have not feen the Righteous forsaken, nor his Seed begging Bread.

cvii. 38. He bleffeth them, fo that they are multiplied greatly, and fuffereth not their Cattle to decrease.

cxi. 5. He hath given Meat unto them that fear him, he will ever be mindful of his Covenant.

cxxviii. 1. Bleffed is every one that feareth the Lord, and that walketh in his Ways.

Ver. 2. Thou shalt eat the Labour of thy Hands, happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.

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Pf. cxxxii. 15. I will abundantly bless her Provision, and will fatisfy her Poor with Bread.

Prov. iii. 9. Honour the Lord with thy Subftance, and with the firft Fruits of all thine Increase.

Ver. 10. So fhall thy Barns be filled with Plenty, and thy Preffes fhall burst out with new Wine.

x. 3. The Lord will not fuffer the Soul of the Righteous to famish. Prov. xiii. 25. The Righteous eateth to the Satisfying of his Soul, but the Belly of the Wicked fhall want.

Ifa. xxxiii. 15. He that walketh righteously, Bread fhall be given him, and his Waters shall be fure. Ver. 16.

Ixv. 13. Behold my Servants fhall eat but ye fhall be hungry, behold my Servants fhall drink but ye shall be thirsty.

Ver. 21. They fhall build Houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant Vineyards, and eat the Fruit of them.

Ver. 22. They shall not build and another inhabit, they shall not plant, and another eat, for as the Days of a Tree are the Days of my People, and mine Elect fhall long enjoy the Work of their Hands.

Ver. 23. They fhall not labour in vain, nor bring forth Trouble, for they are the Seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their Offspring with them.

Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will fave you from your Uncleanneffes, I will call for the Corn and will encrease it.

Ver. 30. And I will multiply the Fruit of the Tree, and the Encrease of the Field.

Hof. 2. 22.

Joel ii. 19. I will fend you Corn and Wine. Ver. 26. Ye shall eat in Plenty and be fatisfied. See Zech. 9. 17. See Ifaac's Bleffing to his Sons, confifting chiefly, Zech. 8. 12. Of the Fruits of the Earth. Gen. 27. 28. 37. 39. See Acts 14. 17. See Promifes to Obedience.

Deliverance from Famine.

218. Deliverance from Famine. Job v. 20. In Famine he shall redeem thee from Death.

Ver. 22. At Destruction and Famine thou fhalt laugh.

Pf. xxxiii. 18. Behold the Eye of the Lord is on them that fear him, in them that hope in his Mercy.

Ver. 19. To deliver their Soul from Death, and to keep them alive in Famine.

xxxvii. 19. They shall not be ashamed in the evil Time, and in the Days of Famine they fhall be ftisfied.

cvii. 9. He fatisfieth the longing Soul, and filleth the hungry Soul with Goodness.

Pf. cxlvi. 7. Which giveth Food to the Hungry. Ver. 7.

Ifa. xli. 17. When the Poor and Needy feek Water, and there is none, and their Tongue faileth for Thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Ifrael will not forfake them.

Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will call for the Corn and will encrease it, and will lay no Famine upon you.

Ver. 30. Ye hall receive no more Reproach of Famine among the Heathen.

Hab. iii. 17. Though the Fig-tree fhall not bloffom, neither fhall Fruit be in the Vines, the Labour of the Olive fhall fail, and the Fields M m m 2 fhal

shall yield no Meat, the Flock shall be cut off from the Fold, and there shall be no Herd in the Stalls.

Hab iii. 18. Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my Salvation.

Matt. iv. 4. Man fhall not live by Bread alone, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the Mouth of God.

Spiritual Riches.

219. Not earthly, but fpiritual Riches, or the Interefts of the Soul, the ebief Object of a wife Man's Defires and Purfuits. Pf. xxxvii. 16. A little that a righteous Man hath is better than the Treasures of many Wicked.

Prov. xv. 6. Better is a little with the Fear of the Lord, than great Treasures and Trouble therewith.

xxiii. 4. Labour not to be Rich.

Jer xlv. 5. Seekeft thou great Things for thyself? seek them not, Matt. vi. 8. Your Father knoweth what Things ye have need of. Ver 9. After this Manner pray ye,

Ver. 11. Give us this Day our daily Bread.

Ver. 19. Lay not up for yourselves Treasures on Earth, &c.
Ver. 20. But lay up for yourfelves Treasures in Heaven.
Ver. 24. Ye cannot ferve God and Mammon.

Ver. 25. Therefore take no thought for your Life, what ye fhall eat or what ye fhall drink, nor yet for your Body what ye fhall put on, is not the Life more than Meat, and the Body more than Raiment ?

Matt. vi. 26. Behold the Fowls of the Air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into Barns, yet your heavenly Father feedeth them; are ye not much better than they?

Ver. 27. Which of you by taking Thought can add one Cubit to his Stature.

Ver. 31. Your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have Need of all thefe Things

Ver. 33. But feek ye first the Kingdom of God and his Righteoufnefs, and all these things fhall be added unto you.

Ver.34.Take therefore no Thought for the Morrow, for the Morrow hall take Thought for the things of itfelf; fufficient unto the Day is the Evil thereof. Luke 12. 21. to 35.

Luke x. 41. Jefus faid, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many Things; but one I hing is needful, and Mary hath choT fen that better Part that fhall not be taken away from her.

xxi. 34. Take Heed left your Hearts overcharged with the Cares of this Life, and fo that Day come upon you unawares

John vi. 27. Labour not for the Meat that peritheth, but for that Meat which endureth unto everlafting Life, which the Son of Man shall give unto you.

1 Cor. iii. 22. All Things are yours. 2 Cor. 8. 9. Our Lord Jefus Chrift though he was rich, for your Sakes became poor, that ye through his Poverty might be rich,

Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for Nothing, but in every thing by Prayer and Supplication, let your Requefts be made known to God. 1 Cor. 7.3 1.32. Col. iii.1. Seek thofe Things which are above, where Chrift fitteth on the right Hand of God,

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Col. iii. 2. Set your Affection on Things above not on Things on the Earth.

Jam. i. 10. Let the Rich rejoice that he is made low.

ii. 5. Hath not God chofen the Poor of this World rich in Faith, and Heirs of the Kingdom, which he hath promised to them that love him.

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1 Pet. v. 6. Cafting all your Care upon God, for he careth for you. Pf. 55. 22.

1 John ii. 15. Love not the World, neither the Things that are in the World, if any Man love the World, the Love of the Father is not in him.

1 John v. 4. Whofoever is born of God overcometh the World. See 2 Cor. 9. 8. 10.

220. Raiment Promised. Matt. vi. 25. Is not the Body more than Raiment ?

Ver. 28. Why take ye Thought for Raiment ? confider the Lilies of the Field, they toil not neither do they spin.

Ver. 29. And yet I fay unto you, that even Solomon in all his Glory, was not arrayed like one of these.

Ver. 30. Wherefore if God fo clothe the Grafs of the Field which to Day is and to Morrow is caft into the Oven, fhall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little Faith ?-Clothes miraculously fupplied to Adam and Eve. Gen. 3. 21. To the Jews in the Wilderness. Deut. 8. 4. Neh.9. 21. A Gourd for Jonas. Jonah 4.6.

221. Supports of Life miraculously supplied to the Jews. Exod. xvi. 13, 14, 15. Quails and Manna.

Deut. viii. 3. The Lord thy God fed thee with Manna, that he might make thee know, that Man doth not live by Bread only, but by every Word that proceedeth out of the Mouth of the Lord, doth Man live. Neh. 9. 21. Matt. 4. 4.

1 Kings xvii. 6. The Ravens brought to Elijah Bread and Flesh in the Morning, and Bread and Flesh in the Evening.

Ver. 14. Thus faith the Lord God of Ifrael, the Barrel of Meal shall not waste, neither fhall the Crufe of Oil fail until the Day that the Lord fendeth Rain upon the Earth.

Ver. 16. The Barrel of Meal wafted not, neither did the Crufe of Oil fail, according to the Word of the Lord.

Mark vi. 43. Chrift feeds five Thousand with five Loaves.

viii. 8. Chrift feeds four Thoufand with feven Loaves.

John ii. 8. Chrift turns Water into Wine. See Contentment, Submillion, and Refignation.

CHA P. XVIII.

Of Repentance.

•REpentance, the firf Doctrine preached at the Publishing of the Gofpel.

Matt. 1. John came preaching and faying, repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, Acts 13. 24.-19. 4.

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