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Deut. vii. 10, God repayeth them that hate him, to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

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xxxii. 15. Jeshurun waxed fat, then he forsook God that made him, and lightly esteemed the rock of his salvation.

Ver. 19. The Lord abhorred them.

Ver. 22. A fire is kindled in mine anger, saith the Lord, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Ver. 23. I will heap mischiefs upon them.

Ver. 4. I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me, saith God.

1 Sam. ii. 30. The Lord saith, them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.

2 Chron. xix. 2. Shouldst thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord, therefore is wrath upon thee, from before the Lord.

· Ps. cxxxix. 21. Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee, Rom. i. 30. Haters of God, &c. are worthy of death.

LXXXIII. Hating Christ. John xv. 23. Jesus said, he that hateth me hateth my Father also. Ver. 24. See Ps. xxi. 8.-lxviii. 1. Prov. viii. 36.


LXXXIV. Desiring God. Ps. lxxiii. 25. Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth whom I desire besides thee. Isa. xxvi. 8. The desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee.

Ver. 9. With my soul have I desired thee in the night, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early. Christ is the desire of all nations. Hag. ii. 7.

LXXXV. Thirsting, longing for God, and the things of God. Ps. xlii. 2. My soul thirsteth for God. Ps. Ixiii. 1, 8.—cxliii. 6.

Ixxxiv. 2. My soul longeth for the courts of the Lord.

cxix. 20. My soul breaketh, for the longing it hath unto thy testi

monies at all times.

Ver. 131. I longed after thy commandments. Ver. 54, 94. Ver. 174. I have longed for thy salvation, O Lord, and thy law is my delight.

Promises. Ps. lxxxi. 10. Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Isa. xliv. 3. I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon the dry ground. Ps. cvii. 9. Jer. xxxi. 13.

Iv. 1. Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters. Rev.

xxii. 17.

Matt. v. 6. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. John iv. 13, 14. vi. 35.-vii. 37, 38.


LXXXVI. Joy in God. Phil. iii. 1. Finally, brethren, rejoice in

the Lord.

iv. 4. Rejoice in the Lord always.

1 Thess. v. 16. Rejoice evermore.

LXXXVI. Through Christ. Rom. v. 11. We joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. LXXXVIII. Persons encouraged to rejoice in God, are the righteous. Ps. xxxii. 11. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart. Ps. xxxiii. 1.

Ixiv. 10. The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and all the upright in heart shall glory. Ps lxviii.-3.

xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Ver. 12. Job viii. 20, 21.

Matt. xxv. 21. Thou good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of thy Lord. Job xxxiii. 26.

LXXXIX. The meek. Isa. xxix. 19. The meek shall increase their joy in the Lord. Ver. 20.

XC. Those that seek God. Ps. xl. 16. Let those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee. 1 Chron. xvi. 10, 27. Ps. lxx. 4.-cv. 3.

XCI. Those that trust in God. Ps. v. 11. Let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice, let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them, let them also that love thy name, be joyful in thee. Ps. xxxiii. 21..

XCII. Those that hope in God. Rom. v. 2. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Heb. iii. 6. Rom. xii. 12. Ps. xvi. 11.

1 Pet. i. 3. God hath begotten us to a lively hope, &c. Ver. 6. Wherein ye greatly rejoice.

Luke x. 20 Rejoice that your names are written in heaven. XCIII. Those who have faith or believe. Acts xvi. 34. The jailor rejoiced, believing in God, with all his house.

Rom. xv. 13. Now the God of peace fill you with all joy, and peace in believing. Phil. i. 25.

1 Pet, i. 8. Believing in Christ, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory. John xiv. 1.

XCIV. Joy promised. Ps. iv. 7. Thou hast put gladness in my heart more than in the time that their corn and wine increased.

xvi. 11. Thou wilt shew me the path of life, in thy presence is fulness of joy, at thy right hand are pleasures for evermore. Acts ii. 28. xcii. 4. Thou hast made me glad through thy work.

cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. Isa, lxi. 3, 10.' Jer. xxxi. 9, 12. Matt. y. 4.

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Eccl. ii. 26. God giveth to a man that is good in his sight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy. Ch. v. 20.-ix. 7.

Isa. lxv. 14. My servant shall sing for joy of heart.

John xvi. 20. Your sorrow shall be turned into joy. Ch. xiv. 1.

XCV. Things rejoiced in are God. See the first section. In Christ. John viii. 56. Jesus said, Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad.

xv. 11. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. Ch. xvii, 13. 1 John i. 4.

xvi. 22. I will see you again, and your hearts shall rejoice.

Phil. iii. 3. We are the circumcision, which worship God in the Spirit, and rejoice in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh

Rev. xix. 7. Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him, for the marriage of the Lamb is come.

XCVI. In the Holy Ghost. Rom. xiv. 17. The kingdom of God is not meat and drink, but righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. Gal. v. 22. Col. i. 11.

XCVII. In God's worship. Ps. ii. 11. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

xxvii. 6. I will offer in his tabernacles sacrifices of joy.

xlii. 4. I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise. Ps. lv, 14.

xliii. 4. I will go unto the altar of God, unto God, my exceeding joy, Ixiii. 5 My mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips.

Ixvi. 1. Make a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands. Ps. lxxxi. 8, -xcviii. 4, 6.-c. 1, 2.

Ixviii. 4. Sing praises to God, and rejoice before him. Ch. lxxxi. 1. lxxxix. 15. Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound. Ver.


cvii. 22. Declare his works with rejoicing.

cxviii. 24. This is the day God made, we will be glad and rejoice. în it.

cxxii. 1. I was glad when they said unto me, let us go unto the house of the Lord.

Isa. lvi. 7. I will make them joyful in my house of prayer.

See instances of this joy. 1 Chr. xv. 16. 2 Chr. xxiii. 18.-xxix. 30. Neh. xii. 48.

XCVIII. Worship of God, fixed and carried on among God's people a cause of their joy. 1 Sam. vi. 13. The people rejoiced to see the Ark of God returning to Israel.

2 Sam. vi. 12. David brought the Ark of God to the city of David with gladness. 1 Chr. xv. 25.

1 Chr. xxix. 9. David and the people rejoiced, because that with a perfect heart the people offered willingly to the Lord the materials for building the house of the Lord. 2 Chr. xxiv. 10.

2 Chr. vi. 41. At the dedication of the temple, Solomon prayed, saying, let thy priests O Lord, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness. 1 Kings viii. 66. Ps. lxiii. 2.

Ezra iii. 12. At laying the foundation of the second temple, many shouted aloud for joy. Ver. 13.

vi. 12. They kept the dedication of the second temple with joy. 2 Chr. xxix. 35. The service of the house of the Lord was set in order.

Ver. 36. And Hezekiah the king, and all the people rejoiced, that God had prepared the people.

2 Chron. xxx. 1, 21, 26. There was great joy in Jerusalem, at holding the passover by the commandment of king Hezekiah. See Ch. xv. 12, 14, 15. Ezra. vi. 22.

Neh. viii. 9, 10, 12. The people rejoiced at hearing the law read. Ver. 12, 27, 43, 44. They rejoiced at the dedicating of the wall of Jerusalem, and divine worship restored.

XCIX. God's presence with his people, a cause of joy. Zech. ii. 10. Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion, for lo I come and will dwell in

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the midst of thee, saith the Lord. Ch. ix. 9. Ps. xvi. 8, 9, 11.—xlvi. 4, 5.-xlviii. 2. Isa. xii. 6. Zeph. iii. 14 to 20.

C. God's love and care for his people, a cause of joy. Song i. 4. We will be glad and rejoice in thee, we will remember thy love more than wine.

Ps. xxxv. 27. Let them shout for joy and be glad, let them say continually the Lord be magnified, who taketh pleasure in the prosperity of his servants.

CI. God's mercy a cause of joy. Ps. xxxi. 7. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy, thou hast considered my trouble, thou hast known my soul in adversity. Ps. li. 8, 9, 12.-lxxxv. 6, 7.

CII. Help and strength from God a cause of joy. Neh. i. 10. The joy of the Lord is your strength.

Ps. xvi. 8. Because the Lord is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.

Ver. 9. Therefore my heart is glad.

xxviii. 7. The Lord is my strength, and my shield, my heart trusted in him, and I am helped, therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth.

CIII. Salvation from God against enemies a cause of joy. 1 Sam.ii. 1. My mouth is enlarged over mine enemies, because I rejoice in thy salvation.

Ps. ix. 14. I will rejoice in thy salvation. Ps. xiii. 5.—xxxv. 9. cxviii. 15. The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous. Ps. xxi. 1.

Luke i. 47. My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

CIV. God's vengeance upon his and his people's enemies,cause of rejoicing. Deut. xxxii. 43. Rejoice, O ye nations with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.

Ps. xlviii. 11. Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. Ver. 97. 8.

Iviii. 10. The righteous shall rejoice when he seeth the vengeance, he shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked. Job xxii. 19.

CV. Rejoice in God's word. Ps. xix. 9. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart.

cxix. 14. I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in all riches.

Ver. 111. Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever, for they are the rejoicing of my heart. Ver. 77, 92, 174.

Jer. xv. 16. Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of my


1 John i. 4. These things I write unto you that your joy may be full. The word was received with joy. Acts ii. 14.-viii. 8.-xiii. 48. 1 Thess. i. 6.

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CVI. Joy in God's providential government. 1 Chr. xvi. 31. Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations the Lord reigneth.

Ps. ix. 2. I will be glad and rejoice in thee.

Ver. 4. Thou sattest in the throne judging right.

Ver. 8 He will judge the world in righteousness.

Ixvii. 4. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth.

Ps. lxxxix. 12. Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name. Ver. 14. Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne. xcvi. 10. Say among the heathen, the Lord reigneth, the world shall be stablished, that it shall not be moved; he shall judge the people righteously.

Ver. II. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad. Ver. 13. For the Lord shall judge the world with righteousness, and the people with his truth. Ps. xcviii. 4, 9.

Ps. xcvii. 1. The Lord reigneth, let the earth rejoice, let the multitude of the isles be glad.

Ver. 2. Righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne,

Rev. xix. 6. The Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

Ver. 7. Let us be glad and give honour to him. See Ps. civ. 34. -cvii. 42.-cxlii. 9.

CVII. Temporal deliverances of God's church, a cause of joy. See the deliverances of the Jews from the Egyptians. Exod. xviii. 9, 10. Ps. lxvi. 6. cv. 43.-cvi. 5.

Their deliverance from captivity. Ps. xiv. 7.-cxxvi. 3.

CVIII. Spiritual blessings conferred on the church, a cause of rejoicing. Isa. ix. 3. They joy before thee according to the joy in harvest.

Ver. 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given. Ch. lv. 4, 12. Zech. ix. 9. See rejoicing in Christ.

xii. 2. The Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song, he is also become my salvation.

Ver. 3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Ver. 5, 6, 7.

xxxv. 1. The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for. them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose.

Ver. 2. It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing, they shall see the glory of the Lord, and the excellency of our God.

xli. 10. Fear not, for I am with thee, I am thy God, I will strengthen thee, yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness, thou shalt rejoice in the Holy One of Israel, Ver. 13, 14.

xlix. 13. Sing, O heavens, and be joyful, O earth, for the Lord hath comforted his people.

li. 3. The Lord shall comfort Zion. Ver. 10, 12.

Ver. 11. They shall obtain gladness and joy, &c. Ch. lii. 9. Ch. liv. 1 to 8.

lx. 15. I will make thee an eternal excellency, the joy of many generations. Ver. 16, 17.

Isa. Ixi. 3 to 11.xv. 14, 18.lxvi. 5, 10 to 15.

Jer. xxxi. 13, 14.-xxxiii. 8, 9, 10. Zeph, iii. 17, 18, 20. Zech. ii. 10. CIX. The work of creation a cause of joy. Job xxxviii. 4, 7. When God laid the foundations of the earth; the morning stars sang toge ther, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.

CX. Wordly prosperity from the hand of God, a cause of joy. Deut. xii. 7. Ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, you and your housholds, wherein the Lord thy God hath blessed thee. Ver. 12, 18.-

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