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Deut. xxvi. II. And thou fhalt rejoice in every good thing, which the LORD thy GOD hath given unto thee, and unto thine house.

Deut. xxviii. 3. Bleffed fhalt thou be in the city, and blessed fhalt thou be in the field.

Ver. 4. Bleffed fhall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle; the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Ver. 5. Bleffed fhall be thy basket and thy ftore. Ver. 6. Bleffed fhalt thou be when thou comest in, and bleffed fhalt thou be when thou goeft out.

Ver. 8. The LORD fhall command a blefling upon thee in thy ftore-houses, and in all that thou fetteft thine hand unto: And he fhall bless thee in the land, which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.

P. xxxvii. 16. A little that a righteous man hath, is better than the riches of many wicked.

Prov. x. 22. The blefling of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no forrow with it.

Prov. xv. 16. Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Eccl. ii. 26. GOD doth give to a man that is good in his fight, wifdom, and knowledge, and joy: But to the finner he giveth travel, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before


Eccl. iii. 13. Alfo that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of his labour, it is the gift of GOD.

Eccl. v. 19. Every man, to whom GOD hath giv en riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour; this is the gift of GOD.

Ver. 20. For he fhall not much remember the days of his life; becaufe GOD anfwereth him in the joy of his heart.


XIII. A BLESSING upon the CHILDREN of the Good.

Deut. iv. 40. Thou fhalt keep his ftatutes-that it may go well with thee, and thy children after thee, Deut. v. 29.

Prov. xiii. 22. A good man leaveth an inheritance unto his children's children; and the wealth of the finner is laid up for the just.

Prov. xiv. 26. In the fear of the LORD is ftrong confidence; and his children fhall have a place of refuge.

Prov. xi. 21. The feed of the righteous fhall be delivered.

Prov. xx. 7. The juft man walketh in his integrity His children are blessed after him.


Pf. cii. 28. The children of thy fervants fhall continue, and their feed fhall be established before thee. Pf. cxii. 2. His feed fhall be mighty upon earth : The generation of the upright fhall be bleffed. Pf. XXV. 13. His feed fhall inherit the earth.

P. xxxvii. 25. I have been young and now am old, yet have I not feen the righteous forfaken, nor his feed begging bread.

Ver. 26. He is ever merciful and lendeth: And his feed is bleffed.

Pf. cxlvii. 13. He hath bleffed thy children within thee.

Jer. xxxii. 39. I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them.

XIV. A BLESSING upon the FAMILIES of the Good.

Job v. 24. Thou shalt know alfo that thy tabernacle fhall be in peace; and thou fhalt vifit thy habitation, and fhalt not fin.

Job viii. 6. If thou wert pure and upright, furely


now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteoufnefs profperous.

Ver. 7. Though thy beginning were small, yet thy latter end fhould greatly increase.

Pf. cxxviii. 3. Thy wife fhall be as a fruitful vine by the fides of thine houfe; thy children like oliveplants round about thy table.

Ver. 4. Behold, thus fhall the man be bleffed, that feareth the LORD.

Ver. 5. The Lord fhall blefs thee out of Zion ; and thou fhalt fee the good of Jerufalem all the days of thy life.

Ver. 6. Yea, thou fhalt fee thy children's children, and peace upon Ifrael.

Prov. iii. 33.


Prov. xii. 7.


He bleffeth the habitation of the

The house of the righteous fhall

Prov. xiv. 11. The tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.


Promifes relating to the Troubles of Life.

Of Prefervation

from Trouble.

I. In general.


OB v. 19. He fhall deliver thee in fix troubles; yea, in feven, there fhall no evil touch thee.

Pf. xxxi. 13. The LORD preferveth the faithful. Pf. xxxii. 6. For this fhall every one that is godly pray unto thee, in a time when thou mayeft be found Surely in the floods of great waters they fhall not come nigh unto him.

Ver. 7. Thou art my hiding place, thou fhalt pre

ferve me from trouble: Thou fhalt compass me about with fongs of deliverance.

Pf. xci. 10. There fhall no evil befal thee, neither fhall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Prov. xii. 21.


Prov. xvi. 19. hedge of thorns: made plain.

Deliverance out of Trouble.

There fhall no evil happen to the

The way of the flothful man is an
But the way of the righteous is

Job viii. 20. Behold, GOD will not caft away a perfect man, neither will he help the evil doers.

Ver. 21. Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

Fob xi. 16. Thou shalt forget thy mifery, and remember it as waters that pafs away.

Job xxxvi. 16. Even fo would he have removed thee out of the ftrait into a broad place, where there is no ftraitnefs; and that which fhould be fet on thy table, fhould be full of fatnefs.

P. xxx. 5. His anger endureth but a moment : In his favour is life: Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

P. xxxiv. 19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Pf. xlii. 11. Why art thou caft down, O my foul? And why art thou difquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I fhall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Pf. lxxviii. 13. Though ye have lien among the pots, yet fhall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with filver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

PS. Ixxi. 20. Thou which haft fhewed me great and fore troubles, fhalt quicken me again, and fhalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Pf. xviii. 27. Thou wilt fave the afflicted people, but will bring down high looks.

Ver. 28. For thou wilt light my candle: The LORD my GOD will enlighten my darkness.

Pf. cxlvi. 8. The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind, the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down. Pf. cvii. 19. They cry unto the LORD in their trouble: He delivereth them out of their diftreffes. Pf. cxxvi. 5. They that fow in tears, fhall reap in joy.

Ver. 6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious feed, fhall doubtlefs come again with rejoicing, bringing his fheaves with him.

Prov. xxi. 8. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his ftead.

Prov. xii. 13. The wicked is fnared by the tranfgreffion of his lips: but the juft fhall come out of trouble.

Prov. xxiv. 16. A just man falleth feven times, and rifeth up again.

Jer. xxix. 11. I know the thoughts that I think towards you, faith the LORD; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jer. xxxi. 12. Their foul fhall be as a watered garden, and they fhall not forrow any more.

Ver. 13. I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their forrow.

Hof. iv. 1. Come and let us return unto the LORD, for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath fmitten, and he will bind us up.

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Pf. ix. 9. The LORD will be a refuge for the oppreffed, a refuge

in times of trouble.

Pf. xxii. 24. He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him. But when he cried unto him, he heard.

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