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Pf. xxvii. 14. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he fhall ftrengthen thine heart: Wait, I fay, on the LORD.

Ver. 12. When my father and my mother forfake me, then the LORD will take me up.

PS. xxxvii. 24. Though he fall, he shall not be ut terly caft down: For the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Ver. 39. The falvation of the righteous is of the LORD: He is their strength in the time of trouble..

Pf. xviii. 2. The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer: My GOD, my ftrength, in whom I will truft; my buckler, and the horn of my. falvation, and my high tower.

Pf. xlvi. 1. GOD is our refuge and ftrength, a very present help in trouble.

Ver. 2. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the fea.

Ver. 3. Though the waters thereof roar, and be. troubled; though the mountains shake with the fwelling thereof. Selah.

Pf. lv. 22. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: He fhall never fuffer the righteous to be moved.

Pf. xxxi. 7. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: For thou haft confidered my trouble; thou haft known my foul in adversities.

Exod. iii. 7. I have furely feen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry. by reafon of their task-mafters: For I know their forrows.

P. xli. Bleffed is he that confidereth the poor; the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Pf. lxxi. 3. Thou haft given commandment to fave me, for thou art my rock and my fortrefs.

Pf. cxii. 4. Unto the upright, there arifeth light in the darkness.

Pf. cxxxvi. 23. Who remembereth us in our low eftate: For his mercy endureth for ever.

Pf. cxxxviii. 7. Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me : Thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of thine enemies,. and thy right hand shall save me.

Pf. lxxiii. 26. My flesh and my heart faileth; but GOD is the ftrength of my heart.

Pf. cxlv. 14. The LORD upholdeth all that fall, and raiseth up all that are bowed down.

Ifa. xxv. 4. Thou hast been a strength to the poor, a ftrength to the needy in his diftrefs, a refuge from the ftorm, a fhadow from the heat, when the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall.

Ifa. xxvii. 8. In measure, when it fhooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: He stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind.

Job xxxiv. 23. He will not lay upon man more than is right, that he fhould enter into judgment with GOD.

Ifa. 1. 10. Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his fervant, that walketh in darkness and hath no light, let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his GOD. Lam. iii. 31. The LORD will not caft off for


Ver. 32. But though he caufe grief, yet will he have compaffion, according to the multitude of his mercies.

Ver. 33. For he doth not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.

Jer. xxx. 11. I am with thee, faith the LORD, to fave thee: I will correct thee in measure, and will not leave thee altogether unpunished.

Jer. xvi. 19. O LORD, my refuge and my fortrefs and my refuge in the day of my affliction.

Mic. vii. 8. Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: When I fall, I fhall arife; when I fit in darknefs, the LORD fhall be a light unto me.

Ver. 9. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have finned against him, until he plead my caufe, and execute judgment for me: He will bring me forth to the light, and I fhall behold his right


Nah. i. 7. The LORD is good, a ftrong hold in the day of trouble, and he knoweth them that truft in him.

Mat. xi. 28. Come unto me, all ye that labour, and are heavy laden, and I will give you reft.

John xvi. 33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace: In the world ye fhall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.

2 Cor. i. 5. For as the fufferings of Chrift abound in us, fo our confolation alfo aboundeth by Christ.

2 Cor. iv. 8. We are troubled on every fide, yet not diftreffed; we are perplexed, but not in despair. Ver. 9. Perfecuted, but not forfaken; cast down, but not deftroyed.

II. Promifes relating to SICKNESS, OLD AGE, &c.

Of Deliverance from Sickness.

Exod. xxiii. 25. Ye fhall ferve the LORD your GOD, and I will take away ficknefs from the midft of thee.

Exod. xv. 26. If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy GOD, and wilt do that which is right in his fight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his ftatutes; I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought


upon the Egyptians; For I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Job xxxiv. 24. He is gracious unto him, and faith, Deliver him from going down to the pit, I have found a ransom.

Ver. 25. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's :, He fhall return to the days of his youth.

Ver. 26. He fhall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him, and he fhall fee his face with joy For he will render unto man his righteousness. Ver. 28. He will deliver his foul from going into the pit, and his life fhall fee the light.

Pf. xci. 3. Surely he fhall deliver thee from the fnare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence. Ver. 5. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flieth by day.

Ver. 6. Nor for the peftilence that walketh in darknefs ; nor for the deftruction that wasteth at noonday.

Pf. cii. 3. Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases.

Deut. vii. 15. The LORD will take away from thee all fickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt upon thee.

Jer. xxxiii. 6. Behold, I will bring health and cure ; and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

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Pf. xli. 3. The LORD will ftrengthen him upon the bed of languifhing; thou wilt make all his bed in his fickness.

Pf. cxvi. 6. was brought low, and he helped me.

The LORD preferveth the fimple; I

In Child-bearing.

1 Tim. ii. 15. Notwithstanding, fhe fhall be faved in child bearing, if they continue in faith and charity, and holinefs with fobriety.

Deut. vii. 13. He will blefs the fruit of thy womb. Gen. xlix. 25. Even by the GOD of thy father, who fhall help thee: and by the Almighty, who fhall bless thee with bleffings of heaven above, bleffings of the deep that lieth under, bleffings of the breafts, and of the womb.

In old Age.

P. lxxi. 9. Caft me not off in the time of old age, forfake me not when my ftrength faileth.

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If. xlvi. 4. And even to your old age I am he, And even to hoary hairs will I carry you: made, and I will bear: even I will carry and will deliver you.

Prov. xvi. 31. The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

III. Of Deliverance from FAMINE and WANT. Job v. 20. In famine he fhall redeem thee from death.

Ver. 22.


At deftruction and famine thou fhalt

Pf. xxxiii. 18. Behold the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him; upon them that hope in his mercy.

Ver. 19. To deliver their foul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Pf. xxxvii. 19. They fhall not be afhamed of the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be fatisfied.

Pf. cxlvi. 7. Which giveth food to the hungry.

I. xli. 17. When the poor and needy feek water and there is none, and their tongue faileth for thirst ; I the LORD will hear them, I the GOD of Ifrael will not forfake them.

Ezek. xxxvi. 29. I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.

Ver. 30. And I will multiply the fruit of the tree,


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