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my righteoufnefs fhall be forever, and my falvation from generation to generation.
Matt. v. 11. Blessed are ye when men fhall revile you, and perfecute you, and fhall fay all manner of evil against you falfely, for my fake.
Ver. 12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven,
Heb. xi. 26. Efteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: For he had refpect unto the recompenfe of the reward.
1 Pet. iv. 14. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the Spirit of glory and of God refteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
VII. From WITCHCRAFT.
Num. xxiii. 23. Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Ifrael.
VIII. Promises to the STRANGEr.
Deut. x. 18. He loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Pf. cxlvi. 9. The LORD preferveth the ftrangers.
Pf. xi. 16. Thus faith the LORD GOD, Although I have caft them far off among the heathen, and although I have scattered them among the countries yet will I be to them as a little fanctuary, in the countries where they fhall come.
IX. To the POOR and HELPLESS.
Pf. ix. 18. The needy shall not always be forgot
ten; the expectation of the poor fhall not perifh for
Pf. lxviii. 10. Thou, O GOD, haft prepared of thy goodnefs for the poor.
P. Ixix. 33. The Lord heareth the poor.
Pf. cxxxii. 15. I will fatisfy her poor with bread. I. xiv. 30. The first-born of the poor fhall feed :and the needy fhall lie down in fafety.
Pf. lxxii. 2. He fhall judge thy people with rightcoufnefs, and thy poor with judgment.
Ver. 12. He fhall deliver the needy when he crieth ; the poor alfo, and him that hath no helper.
Ver. 13. He fhall fpare the poor and needy, and fhall fave the fouls of the needy.
Pf. cii. 17. He will regard the prayer of the destitute, and not despise their prayer.
Pf. cvii. 41. He fetteth the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.
Pf. cxiii. 7. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth the needy out of the dunghill.
Jer. xx. 13. Sing unto the LORD, praise ye the LORD, for he hath delivered the foul of the poor from the hand of evil-doers.
Job v. 15. He faveth the poor from the fword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. Ver. 16. So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.
Job xxxvi. 15. He delivereth the poor in his af-fiction, and openeth their ears in oppreffion.
Jam. i. 9. Let the brother of low degree rejoice, in that he is exalted.
Jam. ii. 5. Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not GOD chofen the poor of this world, rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom, which he hath prom ifed to them that love him?
Luke xvi. 25. Abraham said, Son, remember, thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and like
wife Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
X. To the FATHERLESS and WIDOW.
Exod. xxi. 22. Ye fhall not afflict any widow, or fatherlefs child.
Ver. 23. If thou afflict them in any wife, and they cry at all unto me, I will furely hear their cry. Ver. 24. And my wrath fhall wax hot, and I will kill you with the fword: and your wives fhall be widows, and your children fatherless.
Deut. x. 18. He doth execute the judgment of the fatherlefs and the widow.
Pf. x. 14. The poor committeth himself unto thee: thou art the helper of the fatherless.
Ver. 18. To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more opprefs.
Pf. lxviii. 5. A Father of the fatherlefs, and a Judge of the widows, is GOD in his holy habitation. Pf. cxlvi. 9. He relieveth the fatherlefs and widows.
Prov. xv. 25. The LORD will deftroy the house of the proud; but he will establish the border of the widow.
Prov. xxiii. 10. Remove not the old land-mark : and enter not into the fields of the fatherlefs.
Ver. 11. For their Redeemer is mighty; he shall plead their cause with thee.
Jer. xlix. 11.
Leave thy fatherlefs children*, I
Though the Chaldee Paraphrafe underftands thefe words as a promise to the families of the Jews, in their captivity; others more agreeably to the context, look upon them as a threatening against the Edomites, and thus join them to the 10th verfe, and render them: There is none to fay, Leave thy fatherless children,' &c.
will preferve them alive and let thy widows trust in me.
Hof. xiv. 3. In thee the fatherless findeth mercy.
XI. To the CHILDLESS.
Pf. lxviii. 6. God fetteth the folitary in families. Pf. cxiii. 9. He maketh the barren woman to keep house, and to be a joyful mother of children.
If. lvi. 4. Thus faith the LORD, unto the eunuchs that keep my fabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant :
Ver. 5. Even unto them will I give in mine house, and within my walls a place, and a name, better than of fons and of daughters: I will give them an everlafting name, that shall not be cut off.
XII. To the PRISONER and CAPTIVE.
Pf. lxviii. 6. He bringeth out thofe which are bound with chains.
Pf. cxlvi. 7. The LORD looseth the prifoners. Deut. xxx. 4. If any of thine be driven out unto the utmoft parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy GOD gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.
Pf. lxix. 33.
Pf. cvii. 14.
He defpifeth not his prisoners. He brought them out of darkness, and the fhadow of death, and brake their bands in funder.
Ifa. li. 14. The captive exile hafteneth, that he may be loofed, and that he fhould not die in the pit, nor that his bread fhould fail.
If. xlix. 25. Thus faith the LORD, Even the captives of the mighty fhall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible fhall be delivered; for I will contend
with him that contendeth with thee, and I will faves thy children.
Jer. xv. 11. Verily it fhall be well with thy rem nant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil, and in the time of affliction.
XIII. Promifes of Deliverance from DEATH..
Job xxxiii. 28. He will deliver his foul from going into the pit, and his life fhall fee the light.
Pf. lxviii. 20. He that is our GOD, is the GOD of falvation; and unto GOD the LORD belong the iffues from death.
Pf. lxvi. 8. O blefs our GOD, ye people; and make the voice of his praise to be heard.
Ver. 9. Who holdeth our foul in life, and suffereth not our feet to be moved.
Pf. cii. 19. From heaven did the LORD behold. the earth.
Ver. 20. To hear the groaning of the prifoner, to loose those who are appointed to death.
Pf. cvii. 18. Their foul abhorreth all manner of meat, and they draw near unto the gates of death. Ver. 19. Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble; he faveth them out of their diftreffes.
Pf. cxvi. 15. Precious in the fight of the LORD: is the death of his faints.
Pf. xci. 7. A thousand fhall fall at thy fide, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Pf. ix. 13. Thou that liftest me up from the gates of death.
1 Sam. ii. 6. The LORD killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
Deut. xxxii. 39. See now, that I, even I am He, and there is no God with me: I kill, I make alive; I. wound,