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go to all that I send thee, and whatsoever I shall command thee, that

thou shalt speak.

Jer. i. 8. Be not afraid of their faces for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the Lord. Ver. 5, 9.

Ver. 17. Be not afraid of their faces lest I confound thee before them. Ch. vi. 27.—xv. 20, 21.—xx. 11. Ezek. ii. 6, 7.

Ezek. iii. 8. I have made thy face strong against their faces. Ver. 9. Matt. x. 28. Fear not them which kill the body. Ver. 26, 31. Acts iv. 29. Lord grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.

xviii. 9. Then spake the Lord to Paul in the night by a vision, be not afraid but speak and hold not thy peace.

Ver. 10. For I am with thee, and no man shall set on thee to hurt thee, for I have much people in this city. Ver. 11.

xxviii. 31. Paul taught those things that concern the Lord Jesus with all confidence.

Eph. vi. 19. Paul said, pray for me that utterance may be given me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.

Eph. vi. 20. That I may speak boldly as I ought to speak.
Prov. xx. 25. The fear of man bringeth a snare.

Rev. xxi. 8. The fearful and unbelieving, shall have their portion in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. See Moses's excuse, and God's reply to him. Exod. iv. 10

to 13.

CXXVIII. Instances of becoming boldness in reproving sinners and declaring the truths of religion. 1 Sam. xiii. 13. Samuel said to Saul, thou hast done foolishly, thou hast not kept the commandment of the Lord thy God. 2 Chron. xvi. 7, 9.

2 Sam. xii. 7. Nathan said to David, thou art the man that hast done wickedly.

Ver. 9. Wherefore hast thou despised the Lord to do evil in his sight?

1 Kings xxi. 20. Elijah said to Ahab, thou hast sold thy life to work evil in the sight of the Lord. See more instances in a prophet. 2 Chron. xxv. 16. Daniel. Dan. iv. 27.-v. 22, 23. John Baptist. Matt. xiv. 4. Peter and John. Acts xiv. 13, 18, 19, 20. Paul. Acts ix. 29-xix. 8. 2 Cor. x. 1, 2.-xi. 21. Rom. xv. 15. 1 Thess. ii. 2. Barnabas and Paul. Acts xiii. 46.-xiv. 3. Apolos. Acts xviii. 25, 26. Many brethren. Phil. i. 14.

CXXIX. The sufferings of the apostles, &c. for religion. Acts v. 41. The apostles departed from the presence of the counsel rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame, for the name of Christ.

ix. 16. The Lord said of Paul, I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.

xx. 23. Paul said, the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying, that bonds and afflictions abide me.

Ver. 24. But none of these things move me, neither count I my. life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

1 Cor. ii. 3. I was with you in weakness and in fear, &c.

iv. 9. God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death, for we are made a spectacle unto the world, to angels and

to men.

Ver. 10. We are fools, we are weak, we are dishonourable, we are despised. Ch. xxvii. 28.

Ver. 11. We hunger and thirst, are naked, buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place.

Ver. 12. Being reviled we bless, being persecuted we suffer it. Ver. 13. Being defamed we intreat, we are made as the filth of the world, and are the off-scouring of all things unto this day. 2 Cor. i. 5. The sufferings of Christ abound in us.

Ver. 8. In Asia, we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life.

Ver. 9. We had the sentence of death within ourselves.

Ver. 10. God delivered us.

vi. 4. In all things approving ourselves as the ministers of God in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distress.

Ver. 5. In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings.

Ver. 8. By honour and dishonour, by evil report, and good report, as deceivers, and yet true.

Ver. 9. As unknown, and yet well known, as dying, and behold we live, as chastened and not killed.

Ver. 10. As sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things.

xi. 23. In labours abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons frequent, in deaths oft. Ver. 25, 26.

Ver. 27. In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Eph. vi. 20. For the gospel I am an ambassador in bonds.

1 Tim. iv. 10. We labour and suffer reproach.

2 Tim. ii. 3. Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Ch. iv. 5.

iii. 11. Thou hast known what persecutions I endured.

Ver. 12. All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecutions. Acts xiv. 22.

Heb. xi. 25. Moses chose rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Ver. 26. Ch. xiii. 13.

Ver. 36. Others had trial of cruel mockings, and scourgings.

Ver. 37. They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, &c. Ver. 38. Rev. xvi. 6. They shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink, for they are worthy.

xi. 7. The beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit, shall make war against the witnesses, and shall overcome them and shall kill them.

xvii. 6. I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.

xii. 6. The woman fled into the wilderness. Ver. 14.

CXXX. Their temperance. Lev. x. 8. The Lord spake unto Aaron, saying,

Lev. x. 9. Do not drink wine, nor strong drink, thou nor thy sons with thee, when ye go into the tabernacle of the congregation, lest ye die. Ezek. xliv. 21. Luke i. 15.

Luke xxi. 34. Jesus said unto his disciples, take heed to yourselves, lést at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this life.

I Cor. ix. 27. Paul said, I keep my body under. Jer. xxxv. 6. 1 Tim. iii. 3. A bishop must not be given to wine. Tit. i. 7. See wine forbidden to Nazarites. Numb. vi. 3. Amos ii. 12.

CXXXI. They pray for the people. Numb. vi. 23. On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

Ver. 24. The Lord bless thee, and keep thee,

Ver. 25. The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gra, cious unto thee,

Ver. 26. The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Joel ii. 17. Let the priests the ministers of the Lord weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thy heritage to reproach.

Rom. i. 9. Without ceasing, I make mention of you always in my prayers.

x. 1. My heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they may be saved.

xv. 13. Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

1 Cor. i. 4. I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ.

2 Cor. xiii. 7. I pray to God that ye do no evil.

Eph. i. 16. I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

Ver. 17. That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, &c. Ver. 18, 19.

Phil. i. 3. I thank my God on every remembrance of you.

Ver. 4. Always in every prayer of mine, for you all, making request, Ver. 5. That he that hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Christ.

Ver. 9. This I pray that your love may abound yet more and more, in knowledge, and in all judgment.

Ver. 10. That ye may approve the things that are excellent, and that ye may be sincere and without offence until the day of Christ. Ver. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ unto the glory and praise of God.


Col. i, 9. We cease not to pray for you and to desire that might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.

Ver. 10. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, increasing in the knowledge of


Ver. H. Strengthened with all might according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness.

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Col. iv. 12. Labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

I Thess. iii. 12. The Lord make you to encrease and abound in love, one towards another and towards all men.

Ver. 13. To the end that he may establish your hearts unblaméable. in holiness before God even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

v. 23. The very God of peace sanctify you wholly, and I pray God your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Thess. i. 11. We pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power.

Ver. 12. That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

ii. 16. Now the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God even our Father which hath loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace,

Ver. 17. Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word

and work.

James v. 14. Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him. Ver. 15.

See more instances of such prayers. Exod. xxxii. 11. Moses for the Israelites when they offended in making the golden calf. Deut. ix. 20. Numb. xi. 2. For the people when a fire from the Lord consumed many of them.

xiv. 13, 20. For the people when they murmured.

xxi. 6, 7, 8. For the people when bitten with fiery serpents.

1 Sam. xii. 19, 23. Samuel for the people, offending by asking a king.

Neh. ix. 6. The priests for the people to ver. 37. Ch. x. 28 to 39. On which a reformation ensues. Ch. xii. 43.

Dan. ix. 4 to 20. Daniel for the people.

Amos vii. 2 to 7. Amos for the people.

Hab. i. 3 to 17. Habakkuk for the people. Ver. 17, 18, 19. Chris! for the disciples. John xiv. 16.-xvi. 26.-xvii. 9, 15, 20, For Peter Luke xxii. 32. For children. Matt. xix. 13.

CXXXII, Thè supports of Christians in general, of the Lord's ministers in particular, under sufferings for religim.

Isa. Ixvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word, your brethren that hated you, that cast you out for my name's sake, said, let the Lord be glorified; but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. Luke vi. 22, 23.

Matt. v. 10. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteous, ness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Ver. 11.

x, 39. He that loseth his life for my sake shall find it. xix. 29. Every one that hath forsaken houses or brethren, or sisname's ters, or father or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life Rom. v. 3. We glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation worketh patience,

Rom. v. 4. And patience, experience and experience hope;
Ver. 5. And hope maketh not ashamed. James i. 2.

viii. 17. If so be that we suffer for Christ, that we may be also glorified together.

Ver. 18. The sufferings of this present time are not fit to be compared to the glory that shall be revealed in us.

Ver. 35. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword?

Ver. 36. (As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.)

Ver. 37. In all these things we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us.

2 Cor. iv. 9. We are persecuted but not forsaken. Ch. vi. 8, 9, 10. xii. 10. I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: For when I am weak, then am I strong.

Ver. 9. He said unto me, my grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in mine infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

1 Tim. iv. 10. We labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God.

Heb. x. 34. Ye took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing that in heaven ye have a better and a more enduring substance. xi. 26. Moses had respect to the recompence of reward. Ver. 27. He endured as seeing him who is invisible.

Ver. 35. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.

xii. 1. Seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us run with patience the race set before us.

Ver. 2. Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down on the right hand of the throne of God. Ch. ii. 9.-xiii. 13. Matt. x. 24. James v. 10. 1 Pet. ii. 21. iv. 1, 13, 14, 16, 19. Rev. ii. 10.


CXXXIII. Wicked ministers, their sin and punishment. Lev. x. 1. Nadab and Abihu offered strange fire before the Lord which he commanded them not.

Ver. 2. And there went out a fire from the Lord and devoured them.

1 Sam. ii. 12. The sons of Eli were sons of Belial, they knew not the Lord. See to ver. 17. Their covetousness. Ver. 22. Their un cleanness. Ver. 27. to the end, the punishment of Eli's house.

Isa. xliii. 27. Thy teachers have transgressed against me. Ver. 23. Therefore I have profaned the princes of the sanctuary, I have given Jacob to the curse, and Israel to reproaches.

Jer. ii. 8. The priests said not, where is the Lord? and they that handle the law knew me not; the pastors also transgressed against me, &c.

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