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the oil of joy for mourning, and the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness.
Jer. xxxi. 13. I will turn their mourning into joy, I will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Ezek. vii. 16. They shall be on the mountains like doves of the vallies, mourning every one for his iniquities. Ver. 27.
ix. 4. Set a mark on the fore-heads of them that sigh and mourn for the abominations. Rev. vii. 3.
Dan. x. 2. I Daniel was mourning three full weeks, &c.
Joel i. 9. The priests, the Lord's ministers mourn.
ii. 12. Turn ye unto me, (saith the Lord) with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and mourning.
Ver. 13. Rent your hearts and not your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God.
Zech. xii. 10. They shall look on him whom they have pierced, and mourn.
Ver. 12. The land shall mourn every family apart.
Matt. v. 4. Blessed are they that mourn, they shall be comforted. XVIII. Reproofs and threats for not mourning for sin. Isa. xxii. 12. In that day did the Lord God of hosts call to weeping and mourning, and baldness, and to girding with sackcloth.
Ver. 13. But belold joy and gladness.
Zech. vii. 5. When ye fasted and mourned, did ye at all fast unto me, even unto me.
Luke vi. 25. Wo unto you that laugh, ye shall mourn.
1 Cor. v. 2. Ye are puffed up and have not rather mourned. James iv. 9. Be ye afflicted and mourn and weep, let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into heaviness.
XIX. Heaviness for sin. Ezra ix. 5. I arose from my heaviness. Ps. xxxviii. 4. Mine iniquities are as an heavy burden. cxix. 28. My soul melteth for heaviness.
Matt. xi. 28. Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Isa. Ixi. 3.
XX. Grief for sin. 2 Chron. vi. 29. When every one shall know his own sore, and his own grief, and shall spread forth his hands and pray, hear thou and forgive. 1 Kings viii. 38. When he shall know the plague of his own heart. Ver. 39. Hear thou and forgive.
Neh. xiii. 8. Their profaning the house of God, grieved me sore. Ps. cxix. 158. I beheld transgressors and was grieved. Mark iii. 5. Jesus was grieved for the hardness of their hearts. XXI. Not being grieved for sin. Jer, v. 7. Thou hast stricken them, they were not grieved. Isa. lvii. 10.
XXII. Weeping for sin. Judg. ii. 4. The Israelites being reproved by an angel for their sins, they lift up their voice and wept.
2 Kings xxii. 19. Because thine heart was tender, and thou hast rent thy clothes and wept before me, I also have heard thee, saith the Lord. 2 Chron. xxxiv. 26.
Ezra x. 1. Ezra confessed weeping.
Ps. vi. 8. The Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
cii. 9. I have mingled my drink with weeping.
cxxvi. 6. He that goeth forth and weepeth bearing precious seed, shall come again with rejoicing.
Jer. xiii. 17. My soul shall weep in secret for your pride. xxxi. 9. They shall come with weeping and supplication. 1. 4. The children of Israel shall go together weeping, to seek the Lord their God.
Joel ii. 12. Turn ye unto me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping and mourning.
Ver. 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. Luke vi. 21. Blessed are ye that weep. Ver. 25.
vii. 38. A woman stood weeping, and began to wash Jesus' feet with tears.
xxiii. 28. Jesus said, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves.
James xliv. 9.—v. 1.
XXIII. Tears for sin. 2 Kings xx. 5. I have seen thy tears, behold I will heal thee. Isa. xxxviii. 5.
Job xvi. 20. Mine eye poureth out tears unto God.
xlii. 3. My tears have been my meat night and day.
Ivi. 8. Put my tears in thy bottle.
cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
Jer. ix. 1. O that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears.
xiii. 17. Mine eye shall run down with tears.
Lam. ii. 11. Mine eyes do fail with tears.
Ver. 18. Let tears run down like a river day and night, give thyself no rest. Jer. xiv. 17.
Acts xx. 19. Serving the Lord with many tears.
Rev. vii. 15. God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. XXIV. Heart affected for having sinned. 1 Sam. xxiv. 5. David's heart smote him.
1 Kings viii. 38. Know the plague of his own heart. 2 Chron. vi. 29. His own sore.
2 Kings xxii. 19. Because thine heart was tender.
Isa. xlvii. 7. Lay to heart. Dan. v. 22. Humble the heart. Joel ii. 13. Rent the heart. Acts ii. 37. They were pricked in their hearts. Chap. ix. 6.-xvi. 30. Ps. cix. 22. Heart wounded.
XXV. A broken contrite heart. Ps. xxxiv. 18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
li. 17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
cix. 16. See prayers against those who would slay the broken in
cxlvii. 3. The Lord healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Isa. lvii. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I dwell with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Ixi. 1. The Lord hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted. Luke iv. 18.
Isa. lxvi. 2. To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
XXVI. Shame the portion of sinners. Prov. iii. 35. Shame shall be the promotion of fools.
xiii. 5. A wicked man is lothsome and cometh to shame. xiv. 34. Sin is a reproach to any people.
Dan. xii. 2. Some (at the last day) shall awake to shame, &c. XXVII. Shame enjoined as a mark of true penitents. Jer. xxii. 22. Thou shalt be ashamed, yea, even confounded for all thy wickedness. Ezek. xliii. 10. Shew the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed for their iniquities. Ver. 11. Hos. iv. 19.
Rom, vi. 21. What fruit had ye in these things whereof ye are now ashamed. Jer. xxxi. 19.-iii. 25.
XXVIII. Avoiding sin is avoiding shame. Ps. cxix. 6. Then shall I not be ashamed when I have respect unto all thy commandments. See Rev. iii. 18. xvi. 15. Compare, Gen. iii. 7. 8.
Job xi. 14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
Ver. 15. For then thou shalt lift up thy face without spot, &c. XXIX. Reproofs for not being ashamed of sin. Jer. vi. 15. When they had committed abominations they were not ashamed, neither could they blush. Chap. viii. 12.
Zeph. iii. 5. The unjust knoweth no shame.
Phil. iii. 19. The wicked glory in their shame.
Jude 13. Foaming out of their own shame.
XXX. Abhorring and loathing one's self for sin. Job xlii. 6. Job said, I abhor myself and repent in dust and ashes.
Ezek. vi. 9. They shall loathe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations. Chap. xx. 43.-xxxvi. 31.
XXXI. Confession and acknowledgment of sin required of penitents. XXXII. Promises to confessing and acknowledging sin. Lev. xxvi. 40. If they shall confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, Ver. 41. If their uncircumcised heart be humbled,
Ver. 42. Then will I remember my covenant. 1 Kings viii. 33, 35. Ps. xxxii. 5. I said, I will confess my transgressions, thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
Prov. xxviii. 13. He that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Job xxxi. 35.
1 John i. 9. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, to for. give us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
XXXIII. Exhortations to confession. Jos. vii. 19. Give glory to God and make confession.
Jer. iii. 13. Acknowledge thine iniquity that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God. Ezra x. 11. Hos. v. 15.
Rom. xiv. 11. Every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall confess to God.
XXXIV. Instances. Matt. iii. 16. They were baptised confessing their sins.
Acts xix. 8. Many that believed, confessed and shewed their deeds.
XXXV. Confessions made in scripture expressions. Ezra ix. 6. O my God, I am ashamed, and blush to lift up my face to thee my God, for our iniquities are increased over our heads, and our trespass
is grown up unto the heavens. Ver. 7, 13, 15. Ps. xxxviii. 4.—xl. 12. Jer. xiv. 20.
Neh. i. 6. Both I and my father's house have sinned. Ps. cvi. 6.
ix. 16. They dealt proudly and hardened their necks, and hearkned not to thy commandments.
Ver. 26. They were disobedient and rebelled against thee, and cast thy laws behind their backs.
Ver. 35. They have not served thee in thy great goodness, neither turned they from their wicked works.
Job xiii. 23. How many are mine iniquities and my sins, make me to know my transgressions and my sins.
xiv. 4. Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean.
xv. 14. What is man that he should be clean? and he that is born of a woman, that he should be righteous. 1 Kings viii. 46.
Ver. 15. Behold he putteth no trust in his saints, and the heavens are not clean in his sight.
xl. 4. Behold I am vile what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Ps. xxxviii. 18. I will declare mine iniquity, I will be sorry for my sin. Ps. xxxii. 5.
li. 3. I acknowledge my transgressions, my sin is ever before me. Ver. 5. Behold I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.
Ixix. 5. O God thou knowest my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from thee, Ps. cxxx. 3. If thou, Lord, shouldst mark iniquity, O Lord, who should stand?
Prov. xx. 9. Who can say I have made my heart clean? I am pure from my sin? 1 John i. 8. If we say we have no sin we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.
Eccl. vii. 20. There is not a just man upon earth that doth good and sinneth not.
Isa. lix. 12. Our transgressions are multiplied before thee, and our sins testify against us.
Ixiv. 6. We are all as an unclean thing and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags, and we all do fade as a leaf, and our iniquities like the wind have taken us away.
Jer. xiv. 7. Our backslidings are many, we have sinned against thee. Ver. 20. Luke iii. 42.
Dan. ix. 5. We have sinned and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts, and from thy judgments.
Ver. 8. O Lord to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. Rom. vii. 18. In my flesh dwelleth no good thing.
Ver. 21. I find a law that when I would do good, evil is present with me.
Ver. 23. I see a law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin, which is in my members.
XXXVI. Amendment. Deut. x. 16. Circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. Jer. iv. 4.
Job. xxxiv. 32. If I have done iniquity, I will do no more.
Jer. vii. 3. Amend your ways and your doings. Ver. 15. Chap.
xxvi. 13.-xxxv. 15.
Matt. iii. 8. Bring forth fruits meet for repentance. Luke iii. 8. John v. 14. Sin no more. Chap. viii. 11. Ps. iv. 4. Stand in awe and sin not.
Rom. vi. 1. Shall we continue in sin, &c. God forbid.
Eph. v. 14. Awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead. See dead works.
James iv. 8. Cleanse your hands, purify your hearts.
XXXVIII. Fruitfulness in religion. Ps. i. 3. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water that bringeth forth his fruit in his season.
xcii. 14. They shall bring forth fruit in old age, they shall be fat and flourishing. See ver. 12, 13. Ps. lxxxiv. 7.
Prov. iv. 18. The path of the just is as the shining light that shineth, &c.
Isa. v. 4. What could have been done more to my vineyard that I have not done in it, to make it fruitful.
Jer. xxxi. 12. Their soul shall be as a watered garden. Mal. iv. 2. Hos. xiv. 5. I will be as the dew unto Israel, he shall grow as the lily, and cast forth his roots as Lebanon.
Ver. 8. I am like a green fir-tree; from me is thy fruit found. Matt. vii. 16. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Ver. 20.
Chap. xii. 33.
Ver. 17. Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit. Chap. xiii. 23. Mark xii. 2.
John xv. 2. Every branch that beareth fruit he purgeth that it may bring forth more fruit. Matt. xiii. 12.
Ver. 5. I am the vine ye are the branches, he that abideth in me and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without me ye can do nothing.
John xv. 8. Herein is my Father glorified that ye bear much fruit, so shall ye be my disciples.
Ver. 16. I have chosen you and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit.
Rom. vi. 22. Being made free from sin ye have your fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting life. Chap. vii. 4.
Eph. iv. 15. Grow up unto Christ in all things.
Eph. v. 9. The fruit of the Spirit is in all righteousness, goodness and truth.
Phil. i. 11. Being filled with the fruits of righteousness which are by Jesus Christ, to the praise and glory of God.
Col. i. 10. Walk worthy of the Lord, to all pleasing being fruitful in every good work. Chap. vi.-ii. 7.
James iii. 17. The wisdom from above is full of good fruits.
1 Pet. ii. 2. Desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby.