« PreviousContinue »
Isa. v. 22. Woe to them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink. See Eccl. x. 16, 17.
CV. The misery of being governed by weak or wicked rulers.
Ps. xii. 8. The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted. Eccl. x. 5, 6.
xciv. 20. Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law.
Prov. xxviii. 15. As a roaring lion, and a raging bear, so is a wicked ruler over poor people.
Ver. 16. The prince that wanteth understanding is a great oppressor.
xxix. 2. When the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
Eccl. iii. 12. If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked. Ver. 16. I saw the place of judgment, that wickedness was there, and the place of righteousness that iniquity was there. Mic. vii. 3, 4 x. 16. Woe unto thee, O land, when thy king is a child.
iv. 13. Better is a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish king, that will no more be admonished.
Isa. lix. 14. Judgment is turned away backward, and justice stand. eth afar off, truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. Amos vi. 12. Ye have turned judgment into gall, and the fruit of righteousness into hemlock. Hos. x. 4.
CVI. Such set over a people, as a punishment for sin. Neh. ix. 37. The kings whom thou hast set over us for our sins have dominion over our bodies, &c.
Ps. cvi. 4. They that hated them, ruled over them.
Prov. xxviii. 2. For the transgressions of a land many are the princes thereof.
Isa. iii. 4. I will give children to their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
Ver. 5. The child shall behave himself proudly against the ancients, &c.
Ver. 12. Children are their oppressors, women rule over them. Ver. 13, 14.
Jer. li. 47. There shall come ruler against ruler.
Lam. v. 8. Servants have ruled over us. Neh. v. 15.
Hos. xiii. 11. I gave thee a king in mine anger, and took him away in my wrath.
Joel ii. 7. Give not thy heritage to the heathen that they should rule over them.
Ezra ix. 7. For our iniquities have we, our kings and our priests, been delivered into the hand of the kings of the land, to the sword, captivity, spoil and confusion of face. Neh. ix. 24. See 1 Sam. viii.
11 to 19.
CVII. Wicked rulers, enemies to religion. Ps. ii. 2. The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers took counsel against the Lord, and against his anointed. Ver. 9. Acts iv. 26.
Luke xxiii. 35. They derided Christ. John vii. 48. Acts i. 26.-xiii. 27. See also Ezra ix. 2. Neh. v. 7.-xiii. 11. Rev. xvi. 14. CVIII. God's providence over kings and rulers, exalting or abasing
Job xii. 17. He leadeth counsellors away spoiled, and maketh the judges fools. Isa. xliv. 25.
Ver. 18. He looseth the bond of kings and girdeth their loins with a girdle.
Ver. 21. He poureth contempt upon princes. Ps. cvii. 40.
xxxiv. 19. He accepteth not the persons of princes, nor regardeth the rich more than the poor.
Ver. 24. He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their stead.
Ps.lxxv.7. He putteth down one and setteth up another. Ps. lxxviii. 6. Dan. ii. 21.
Ps. lxxvi. 12. He shall cut off the spirit of princes, he shall be terrible to the kings of the earth.
lxxxii. 1. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty, he judgeth among the gods.
CXXXV. 10. Who smote great nations, who slew great kings.
CIX. Particular instances of God's providence in exalting or debas▾ ing rulers.
Acts xiii. 20. God gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. Ver. 21. Afterward he gave them Saul.
Ver. 22. When he had removed him, he raised up unto them David. 1 Sam. xx. 30. Ps. lxxviii. 70.-lxxxix. 19.
1 Chron. xxix. 1. Solomon whom alone thou hast chosen. Isa. xix. 18. The princes of Zoan are become fools. ver. 14. The Lord hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst of Egypt.
xxii. 3. All thy rulers are fled together, ver, 5. for it is a day of trouble and of treading down, and of perplexity from the Lord. xxix. 10. The Lord hath poured upon you the spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes, your rulers hath he covered.
Ver. 14. The wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid.
xliv. Į. Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus whose right hand I have holden to subdue nations before him. Ch. xliv. 28. 2 Chron. xxxvi. 2. Ezra i. I to 7.
Jer. xxi. 4. Thus saith the Lord, I will turn back the weapons of war in your hands. Ver. 7. I will deliver Zedekiah king of Judah and the people into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar. Ver. 5, 6.
xxyii. 6. I have given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon my servant.
Ver. 7. All nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son. Jer. xxviii. 14. See further, concerning Nebuchadnezzar. Dan. ii. 37-iv. 17, 30 to 33.-v. 18, 19, 23, 28. Isa. xiv. 12,
Ezek. xxviii. 2. Say unto the prince of Tyrus, thus saith the Lord God, because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a god; Ver 7. I will bring strangers upon thee, ver. 8. and they shall bring thee down to the pit.
CX. Duties toward governors, praying for them. Ps. lxxii. 15. Prayer shall be made for him continually.
1 Tim. ji. 1. I exhort, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men.
Tim. ii. 2. For kings, and for all that are in authority, &c. Ver. 3. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God.
CXI. Honour and respect to be shewn to their persons in words and
Exod. xxii. 28. Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ru ler of thy people. Acts xxiii. 5.
1 Sam. xxvi. 9. David said, destroy not Saul, the Lord's anointed. Ver. 11. Ch. xiv. 6, 7, 8.
Prov. xx. 2. The fear of a king, is as the roaring of a lion.
xxiv. 21. Fear thou the Lord and the king, and meddle not with them that are given to change.
Eccl. x. 20. Curse not the king, no not in thy thought.
1 Pet. ii. 17. Fear God, honour the king.
2 Pet. ii. 9. The Lord knoweth how to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished.
Ver. 10. But chiefly them that despise government, and are not afraid to speak evil of dignities.
Jude ver. 8. These filthy dreamers despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Ver. 11. See Prov. xxv. 6, 7, 15. Eccl. viii. 4.
See the respectful behaviour of Nathan to David. 1 Kings i. 23, 24. Of Daniel to Darius. Dan. vi. 21. And of Paul to Agrippa. Acts xxvi. 1, 2, 3, Miriam and Aaron their disrespectful language to Moses. Numb. xii. 1, 2. Their punishment. Ver. 9, 10, 11.
CXII. Obedience to magistrates. Eccl. viii. 2. Keep the kings com. mandment, and that in regard of the oath of God. See. Ezek. xvii. 12 to 20.
Ver. 5. He who keepeth the commandments, shall feel no evil thing.
Matt. xvii. 26. Jesus said, then are the children free.
Ver. 27. Notwithstanding lest we offend, give that piece of mo ney for me and thee.
xxii. 21. Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's. Rom. xiii. 1. Let every soul be subject to the higher powers. Ver. 5. Be subject not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. Ver. 7. Render to all their dues, tribute to whom tribute is due, &c. Tit. iii. 1. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates.
1 Pet. ii. 13. Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake, whether it be to the king as supreme, or unto governors that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil doers, and for the praise of them that do well. See Deut. xvii. 11. Matt. xxiii, 2, 3. Prov. xxv. 15. Eccl. x. 4.
CXIII. Rebellion against, magistrates in lawful authority, the sin and punishment thereof.
Deut xvii. 12. The man that will not hearken unto the priest, or unto the jndge shall die.
Jos. i. 18. Whosoever will not hearken unto thy words, he shall be put to death.
Judges ii. 17. They would not hearken to their judges.
Ezra vii. 26. Whosoever will not do the law of God and of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death or to banishment, or to confiscations of goods, or to imprisonment. Ch. x. 6, 7, 8,
Rom. xiii. 2. Whosoever resisteth, resisteth the ordinance of God, and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.
See the rebellion of Korah and his company. Numb. xvi. 1. &c. Of the Jews. Ezek. xvii. 12 to 20. See also Prov. xvi. 14, 15.—xix.
CXIV. Disobedience to magistrates a duty, when they abuse their power, by commanding things contrary to God's law.
Instances. Exod. i. 15 to 20. The midwives in Egypt.
1 Sam. xiv. 45. Saul's army. Ch. xxii. 17. Saul's footmen. 2 Chron. xi. 16. Those which refused to worship Jeroboam's calves. Esther iii. 1, 2, 3.-v. 9. Mordecai.
Dan. iii. 15 to 18. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.
vi. 7 to 10. The prophet Daniel.
Acts iv. 18, 19, 20.-v. 27, 28, 29. The apostles.
Heb. xi. 27. Moses-Obeying in such cases a sin.
Instances. 2 Sam. xxii. 18. 2 Kings xvii. 7, 8, 19. 1 Kings xii. 28.
MINISTERS OF CHRIST.
CXV. Ministers of Christ, their duties. The commission given to the apostles.
Matt. v. 1. Jesus's disciples came unto him.
Ver. 18. He said, ye are the salt of the earth, the light of the world. Ver. 14.
ix. 38. Pray the Lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers. x. 5. These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them saying, Ver. 7. Go preach,
Ver. 8. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils.
Ver. 14. Whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.
Ver. 15. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. Ver. 40.
xxviii. 18. Jesus said, all power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Ver. 19. Go ye therefore teach all nations, baptizing them, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Ver. 20. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you, and lo, I am with you always even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Mark iii. 14. Jesus ordained twelve apostles, that they should be with him.
Ver. 15. And that he might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sickness, and to cast out devils. Ch. vi. 8. See Luke vi. 13.-ix. 1, 6.—x. 1, 16.—xxi. 15.
John xiii. 20. He that receiveth whomsoever I send, receiveth me, xvii. 18. As thou hast sent me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world. Ver. 6, 7, 8, 14, 26.
xx. 21. As my Father hath sent me, so send I you.
Acts i. 24. For filling Judas's place, the apostles prayed and said, thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whither of these two thou hast chosen, that he may take part of this ministry, &c. Ver. 25.
ix. 15. The Lord said of Paul, he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel. Ver. 17.
xiii. 2. The Holy Ghost said, separate me Barnabas and Saul, for the work whereunto I have called them.
xxii. 21. Paul said, Jesus said unto me, I will send thee far hence, unto the Gentiles.
xxvi. 16. Jesus said to Paul, I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness, both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee.
Ver. 17. Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, to whom I now send thee.
Ver. 18. To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness unto light, and from the power of Satan unto God.
Rom. i. 1. Paul called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God.
x. 14, 15. How shall they hear without a preacher, and how shall they preach except they be sent.
xv. 15. I have written the more boldly unto you, putting you in mind, because of the grace that is given to me of God,
Ver. 16. That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, &c. 2 Tim. i. 11-ii. 7.
1 Cor. i. 17. Paul said, Christ sent me to preach the gospel. Ver. 27. iv. 1. Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.
Ver. 2. Moreover it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.
ix. 17. A dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
1 Cor. xi. 23. Paul said, I have received of the Lord that which I delivered unto you.
xv. 3. I delivered unto you, that which I received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the scriptures.
2 Cor. iii. 5. Our sufficiency is of God. 1 Tim. i. 12. Ver. 6. Who hath made us able ministers of the New Testament. iv. 7. We have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us. Ver. 1.
v. 18. God hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation. Ver, 20. We are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did be seech you by us, we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. xii. 1. I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord.
Gal. i. 1. Paul an apostle (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father.) 1 Tim. i. 1.