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Ezek. xliv. 12. They shall bear their inquity.
Hos. iv 6. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me; seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Ver. 9. There shall be like people like priest, and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them for their doings.
Luke xi. 52. they have taken away the key of knowledge.
Matt. xxiii. 3 They say and do not, they bind heavy burdens on men's shoulders, but they themselves will not touch them with one of their fingers.
xxv. 26. Thou wicked and slothful servant.
-1 Cor. ix. 16. Woe is unto me if I preach not the gospel.
OF FALSE PROPHETS AND FALSE TEACHERS.
CXXXVII. They deceive the people with flatteries and false doctrine. Isa. ix. 14. The Lord will cut off from Israel head and tail.
Ver. 15. The prophet that teacheth lies is the tail.
Ver. 16. For the leaders of this people cause them to err. Ch. iii.12. Jer. v. 30. A wonderful thing is committed in the land.
Ver. 31. The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so.
xiv. 14. The prophets prophesy lies in my name, I sent them not, neither have I commanded them, neither spake unto them; they prophesy unto you a false vision and divination, and a thing of nought, and the deceit of their heart. Ch. xxvii. 9, 10, &c.
vi. 14. They have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying peace, peace, when there was no peace. Ch. viii. 11. Ezek. xiii. 10. 18. Mic. iii. 5.
xii. 10. Many pastors have devoured my vineyard. Ver. 11.
xxiii. 16. The prophets speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the Lord.
Ver. 21. I have not sent them, yet they ran.
Ver. 25 They say I have dreamed, I have dreamed. Ver. 27, 28. Ch. xxviii. 9. 15-xxix. 8, 9, 31, 32.-I. 6. Zech. x. 2.
Ezek. xiii. 10. Ye have seduced my people, saying peace peace, when there was no peace; one built the wall and another daubed it with untempered mortar. Ch. xxii. 28, to 31.
Ver. 14. Thus saith the Lord, I will break down the wall which ye have daubed with untempered mortar, it shall fall, and ye shall be consumed in the midst thereof. Ver. 15.
Ver. 18. Woe unto them that sew pillows to all arm-holes. See to ver. 23. Ch. xxii. 28.
Lam.ii. 14. Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee, and have not discovered thine iniquity.
Ezek. xxii. 26. They have put no difference between the holy and profane, between the unclean and the clean.
xxxiv. 4. The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, Gg g
neither have ye sought that which was lost, but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
Ezek. xliv. 10. The Levites that are gone away far from me, when Israel went astray;
Ver. 12. Because they ministered unto them before their idols, and caused the house of Israel to fall into iniquity, therefore have I lift up mine hand against them, saith the Lord God, and they shali bear their iniquity. Ch. xiv. 9, 10.
Matt. v. 19. Whosoever shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven.
xv. 9. In vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
xxiii. 16. Woe unto you, ye blind guides. Ch. xv. 14.
xxiv 11. Many false prophets shall rise and shall deceive many. Ver. 24. If it were possible they shall deceive the very elect. Mark xiii. 22.
Luke. xi. 52. They have taken away the key of knowledge, &c. Acts. xx. 30. Of your ownselves shall men arise, speaking perverse things to draw away disciples after them. Ch. xv. 1, 24. Gal. i 7.
Rom. xvi. 17. Mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned, and avoid them.
Ver. 18. By good words and fair speeches they deceive the hearts of the simple.
2 Cor. xi. 13 Such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. Ver. 14, 15, 20.
Gal. ii. 4. False brethren came in privily to spy out our liberty, that they might bring us into bondage.
Ver. 5. To whom we gave place, by subjection, no, not for an hour, that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.
Eph. iv. 14. They lie in wait to deceive.
v. 6. Let no man deceive you. 1 John iii. 7.
Phil. i. 15. Some preach Christ of envy.
iii. 2. Beware of dogs, beware of evil-workers.
Ver. 18. They are enemies to the cross of Christ.
Col. ii. 8. Beware least any man deceive you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of this world, and not after Christ.
Ver. 18. Let no man beguile you of your reward, in a voluntary humility and worshipping angels.
Ver. 22. After the commandments and doctrines of men.
2 hess. ii. 3. Let no man deceive you by any means.
Ver. 4. The man of sin exalteth himself.
Ver. 9. Whose coming is after the working of Satan, with all power and signs, and lying wonders.
Ver 10, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.
1 Tim. iv. 1. Some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.
Ver. 2. Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared
1 Tim. vi. 3. They consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ver. 4.
2 Tim. ii. 18. Who concerning the truth have erred, and overthrew the faith of some.
iii. 6. They creep into houses, and lead captive sily women. Ver. 8. They withstand the truth.
Ver. 13. Evil men and seducers wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.
Tit. i. 10. Unruly and vain talkers and deceivers subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake. Heb. xiii. 9. Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. 2 Pet. ii. 1. There was false prophets among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bringing upon themselves swift destruction.
4 to 20.
Ver. 2. Many shall follow their pernicious ways, by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. Jude ver. 1 John ii. 18. Even now are there many antichrists. Ver. 19. They went out from us, but they were not of us. Ver. 26. These things I have written unto you concerning them that seduce you.
iv. 1. Many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 John ver. 7. Many deceivers are entered into the world; look to yourselves. 3 John ver. 10.
Rev. ii. 2. Thou hast tried them which say that they are apostles and are not, and hast found them liars.
Ver. 9. I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews and
xviii. 23. By thy sorceries were all nations deceived. Ch. xix. 20.— xx. 20. Gal. vi. 13.
DUTIES TOWARD THE MINISTRY.
XXXVIII. To receive their instructions. Deut. xvii. 9. Thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and inquire.
Ver. 10. And thou shalt do according to the sentence which they shall shew thee.
Ver. 11. According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell thee thou shalt do; thou shalt not decline from the sentence which they shall shew thee, to the right-hand nor to the left. 1 Sam. ix. 9.
2 Chron. xx. 20. Believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper. Ch.
Mal. ii. 7. The priests lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth, for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
John viii. 47. He that is of God heareth God's words.
Matt. xxiii. 2. The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses seat. Ver. 3. All therefore whatsoever they bid you do, that observe and do.
Luke x. 16. He that heareth you heareth me. Matt. x. 40. John xiii. 20.
1 Cor. iv. 6. Be not puffed up for one against another. Ver. 16. Be ye followers of me. Phil. 3. 17. xi. 1. Be ye followers of me, even as I am of Christ. xvi. 16. Submit yourselves to such as have addicted themselves to the ministry, and to every one that helpeth with us and laboureth.
Heb. xiii. 7. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God, whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation.
Ver. 17. Obey them which have the rule over you, and submit yourselves, for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy and not with grief, for that is unprofitable for you.
CXXXIX. To esteem and love them, 1 Cor. iv. 1. Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.
xvi. 11. Let no man despise Timothy, but conduct him as a brother. 2 Cor. viii. 7. Ye abound in love to us,
Ver 24 Shew a prove of your love.
Gal. iv. 14. Ye received me as an angel.
Thess. v. 12. Know them which labour among you and are over you in theLord, and admonish you.
Ver. 13. Esteem them highly in love for their works sake. Phil.ii 29. v. 17. Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.
Tit. iii. 15. Greet them who love us in the faith.
CXL. To pray for them. Acts xii. 5. Prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for Peter in the prison, and he was delivered Ver. 7.
Matt. ix. 38. Pray ye the Lord of the harvest, that they would send forth labourers into the harvest.
Rom. xv 30. I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with ne in your prayers to God for me. Ver. 31, 32.
2 Cor. i. 10. God delivered us from death.
Ver. 11. You helping together by prayer for us. Phil. i. 19.
Philem. ver. 22.
1 Thess. v. 25. Brethren, pray for us. Heb. xiii. 18.
2 Thess. iii. 1. Brethren pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course and be glorified.
Ver. 2. And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked nien.
Eph. vi. 19. Pray for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel.
Ver. 20. That I may speak boldly as I ought to speak. Col. iv. 3, 4. CXLI. Suffort them. Deut. xii. 19. Take heed that thou forsale not the Levite so long as thou shalt live upon the earth. Ch. xiv. 29. -xvi. 17.
2 Chron. xxxi. 4. Hezekiah commanded the people to give the pertion of the priests and the Levites, that they might be encouraged in the law of the Lord. Sec Neh. xiii. 10. 11. Ezek. xliv. 30. Mal. iii. 10.
Matt. x. 10. Jesus said, the workman is worthy of his meat. 1 Cor. ix. 11. Paul said, if we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we reap your carnal things?
Ver. 13. Do ye not know that they which wait at the altar are partakers with the altar?
Ver. 14. Even so hath God ordained, that they which preach the gospel, should live of the gospel. See Ver. 4 to 9. Deut. xxv. 4.
Gal. vi. 6. Let him that is taught in the word, communicate to him that teacheth, in all good things.
Phil. iv. 16. Paul said, ye sent once and again to my necessity. Ver. 17. Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. Ver. 18. Heb. x. 34.
CXLII. Despising them, and not hearkening to their instructions. Deut. xvii. 2. The man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken to the priest that standeth to minister before the Lord, even that man shall die.
2. Chron. xxxvi. 15, 16. The Lord sent by his messengers the prophets, but they mocked the messengers of God and despised his words, and misused his prophets, until the wrath of the Lord rose against his people, and there was no remedy. Ch. vii. 25.-xxv. 3, 4. -xxvi. 5 -xxix. 19.—xxxv. 5.
Isa. xxx. 9. This is a rebellious people which will not hear the law of the Lord.
Ver. 10. Which say to the seers, see not, and to the prophets, prophesy not to us right things, speak unto us smooth things. 1 Kings. xxii. 8. 2 Chr. xxxvi. 15, 16. Jer. xi. 21. Mic. ii. 6.
liii. Who hath believed our report. Ch. xlix. 4.
Jer. ii. 25. Thou saidst I have loved strangers, and after them I will go.
v. 25. Prophets prophesy falsely, and the people love to have it so. vi. 10. The word of the Lord is unto them a reproach, they have no delight in it.
Ver. 17. I set watchmen over them, saying, hearken to the sound of the trumpet, but they said, we will not hearken.
xviii. 18. They said, come let us smite the prophet with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words. See Ch. xxvi. 9. Lam. iii. 61, 62.
Lam. iv. 16. The Lord will no more regard them, they respected not the person of the priests, they favoured not the elders.
Ezek. iii. 7. The house of Israel will not hearken unto thee, for they will not hearken unto me, saith the Lord.
xxxiii. 30. The children of thy people are talking against thee by the walls, and in the doors of the houses.
Ver. 31. They come unto thee as the people cometh, and they sit before thee as my people, they hear my words but they will not do them.
Ver. 32. hou art to them as a lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument, for they hear thy words, but do them not.
Ver. 33. They shall know that a prophet hath been among them. Dan ix. 6. We have not hearkened to thy servants the prophets which spake in thy name.