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Page 136 - hope. 6. My soul waiteth for the Lord, more than they that watch for the morning ; I say, more than they that watch for the morning. 7. Let Israel hope in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. 8. And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.
Page 13 - altogether from the speech of God. It burns within, especially in the time of affliction, as was the case of Jeremiah : Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name: but his word was in my heart as a burning fire shut up in my
Page 53 - one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar. IMPURITY well discovered to a man, is half cured. Whensoever God graciously shews a man his own unsanctifiedness, there he goes on to cleanse and sanctify him. The light that discovers, is followed
Page 58 - Ver. 9. And he said, Go and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not. 10. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes ; lest
Page 53 - blessed incendiaries of the world, setting it on fire with the love of Christ. Ver. 7- And he, laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips, and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin is purged. Thine iniquity is taken away, how impure soever before. This free grace is wonderful, to make some
Page 127 - Therefore it is not without reason, that the royal psalmist boasts not of his victories nor the splendor of his royal crown, but of this one advantage ; The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup. Thou maintainest my lot; and, on the justest grounds, he immediately adds, The lines have fallen to me in pleasant
Page 50 - Psal. xcvii, 2. Clouds and darkness are round about him ; righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne; not a signal of displeasure, as some take it. He dwells in light that is inaccessible, and round about is thick darkness, shutting out the
Page 69 - is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of thee, and of thine own have we given thee. This, the apostle gives, as the sovereign preservative against the swelling poison of self-conceit, What hast thou that thou didst not