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133. Order my Steps in thy Word, and Ut not Iniquity have Dominion over me.

155. Salvation is far from the Wicked: for they seek not thy Statutes.

165. Great Peace have they which love thy Law, and nothing /hall offend them.

Rom. xvi. 2 j, 26, 27. Now to him that is of Power toflablijh you according to my Gospel, and the Preaching of Jesus Christ according to the Revelation of the Mystery which was kept secret since the World began.

But now is made manifest, and by the Scriptures of the Prophets, according to the Commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all Nations for the Obedience of Faith.

To God only wife, be Glory through Jesus Christ for evert Amen.

The COLLECT.

BLessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be written for our Learning; Grant that we may in such wise hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them; that by Patience and Comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed Hope of everlasting Life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jtfai Christ. Amen.

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ABSTRACT

O F T H E

Books of MOSES,

The First Period:

Being the History os the World, from the Creation of Heaven and Earth to the Flood, containing about the Space of 1656 Years.

GENESIS. CHAP. I.

Ver. 1 The Creation of Heaven and Earth. 3 Of the Light. 6 Of the Firmament. 9 Of the Earth separated from the Waters, 11 and made fruitful. 14 Of the Sun, Moon, and Stars. 20 Of Fist) and Fowl. 24 Of Beasts and Cattle. 26 Of Man in the Image of God. 29 The Appointment of Food.

jjNathe Beginning * pfdt- *c- * Lord, thou hast been

GOD created the °'« Dwelling plaee in all Genera-
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HEAVEN and the 2 Before the Mountains were

EARTH. brought forth, ot ever thou hadst

formed the Earth and the World; and from everlasting to everlasting thou art God.

J$hn i. 1 In the Beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The some was in the Beginning with God.

1 All things were made by Him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Hrbr. i. t God, who at sundry Times and in divers Manners spake in time past unio the Fathers by the Prophets,

2 Hath in these last Days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed Heir of all Things, by whom also he made the World.

} Who being the Brightness of his Glory, and the express Image of his Petfon, aud upholding all Things by the Wotd of his Power, when he

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had by himself purged our Sins, fat down on the Right hand of theMAjESTf on high.

10 And thou, Lord, in the Beginxikg hast laid the Foundation of the Earth ; and the Heavens are the Works of thine Hands.

r t They (hall perisli, but thou remained: Aud they all (hall wax old as doth a Garment.

12 And as a Vesture (halt thou fold them up, and they (hall be changed) but thou art the fame, and thy Years (hall not fail.

Pro. viii. 22 The Lord possessed me in the Beginning of his Way, before his Works of old.

23 I was set up from Everlasting, from the Beginning, or ever the Earth was.

24 When there were no Depths, I was brought forth; when there were no Fountain's abounding w>th Water.

2; Before the Mountains were fettled; before the Hills was I broughr fotth.

26 While as yer he had not made the Earth nor tin: Fields, nor the highest part of the Dust of the World.

27 When he prepared the Heavens, I was there; when he set a Compass upon the Face of the Depth.

2 8 When he established the Clouds above: when he strengthened the Fountains of the Deep:

25» When he gave to the Sea his Decree, that the Waters should not pits his Commandment : when he appointed the Foundations of the Earth.

30 Then 1 was by him, as one brought up with him; and 1 was daily his Delight; rejoycing always before him.

3 r Rejoycing in the habitable part of his Earth, and my Delights were with the Sons of Men.

32 Now, therefore, heatken unto me, O ye Children, for blesseJ are they that keep my ways.

33 Hear Instruction and be wise, refuse ir not.

34 Blessed is the Man that heareth me, watching daily at my Gates; vraiiing at the Posts of my Doors.

35 For wholb findeth me, findeth Life, and (hall obtain Favour of the Lord.

36 But he that (inneth against me wrongeth his own Soul: All they that hate me love Death.

2 b And the Earth was * pf'!- *"»<• « BY the WollD of

without Form and vnirl inH the LoRD we,e the He«vens raade» v ltnout rorm ana void, ana and all tne Host of them b-y ine

Darkness was upon the Face Breath of his Mouth.

of theDeep: and the Spirit 7 Hc gathered the waters of the

of God moved upon the Face *?£$& S^SS* ***

Of the Wafers, » Let ail the Earth fear the Lord i

let all the Inhabitants of the World stand in awe of Him.

3 c And God laid, Let e2f»r.iv. 6 ForGod who commandthprr he T io-hr • and thprp ed theLiGHT to Ihine out of Darkness,

mere pe L-ignt, ana mere hilthlhin£dinout Hearts, to give the

Was Light. LtGHToftheKnowledgeoftheGLOR*

4 And God saw the Light, of God, in the Face of Jesus Christ.

that it was good; and God divided the Light from the Darkness.

5 And'God called the Light Day, and the Darkness he oiled Night ; and the Evening and the Morning were the lirlt Day.

6 And God said, Let there be a Firmament in the midst cf the Waters, and let it divide the Waters from the Waters

d And God made the

Firmament, and divided the
Waters which were under the
Firmament, from the Wa-
ters which were above the
Firmament: and it was so.

8 And God called the Firmament Heaven: and the Evening and the Morning were the second Day

9 e And God said, Let the Waters under the Heaven be gathered together unto one Place, and let the dry Land appear : and it was so.

io And God called the dry Land Earth, and the gathering together of the Waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.

11 And God said, Let the Earth bring forth Grass, the Herb yielding Seed, and the Fruit-tree yielding Fruit after his kind, whose Seed is in itself, upon the Earth : and it was so.

i z And the Earth brought forth Grafs, and Herb yielding Seed after his kind, and the Tree yielding Fruit,whose Seed was in itself after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

13 And the Evening and the Morning were the third Day.

14 f And God said, Let there be Lights in the Firmament of the Heiiven, to di

'Ps*l. cxlviii. 4 Praise him, ye Heaven of Heavens, and ye Waters that be above, the Heavens.

s Let them praise the Name of the Lord; for he commanded and they were created.

« He hath also ftablilhed them sot ever and ever: he hath made a Decree which sliall not pass.

Job xxvi. to He hath compassed the Waters with Bounds, until the Day and Might come to an End.

Psal. civ. i O Lord my God, thou att very great, thou ait clothed with Honour and Majesty.

2 Who coverest thyself with Light, as with a Garment: who stretcheft out the Heavens like a Curtain.

3 Who layerh the Beams of his Chambers in the Waters, who maketh the Clouds his Chariot, who walketh upon the Wings of the Wind.

5 Who laid the Foundations of thp Earth, that it sliould not be icmovcii for ever.

6 Thou coverest it with the Deep, as with a Garment: the Watcis stood above the Mountains.

7 At thy Rebuke they fled: at thy Thunder they hasted away.

s They go up by the Mountains: they go down by the Valleys unto the Place which thou bast founded for them

9 Thou hast set a Bound that thev may not pals ovet: that they tutti not again to cover the Earth.

Jtr. v. 21 Fear ye not me, faith, the Lord: will ye not Tremble at my Presence, who have placed the Sand for the Bound of the Sea, by a perpetual Decree that it cannot pass it j and though the Waves theteof tols themselves, yet can they not prevail j though they roar, yet can they not pass over ir.

'Psal. xix. 1. The Heavens declare the Glory of God: and the Fuma,ment stieweth his handy Work.

2 Day unto Day utteteth Speed),

vide the Day from the Night: and let them be for Signs and for Seasons, and for Days and Years.

15 And let them be for Lights in the Firmament of the Heaven, to give Light upon the Earth: and it was "so.

16 And God made two great Lights; the greater Light to rule the Day, and the lesser Light to rule the Night: he made the Stars also.

17 And God set them in the Firmament of the Heaven, to give Light upon the Earth.

18 And to rule over the Day and over the Night, and

and Night untoNight sliewethKnowledge.

3 There is no Speech nor Language, where theirVo Ice is nor heard.

4 Their Line is eone out through all the Eatth, and their Words to the End of theWorld: In them hath he set a Tabernacle for rhe Sun,

5 Which is as a Bridegroom coming out of his Chamber, and rejoyceth as a strong Man to run a Race

6 His going forth is from the End of the Heaven, and his Circuit unto the Ends of it : and there is nothing hid from the Heat thereof.

Jti xxxviii. 4 Where wast thou when 1 laid the Foundation of the Eatth i declare if thou hast Understanding.

5 Who hath laid the Measures theieof, if thou knowest J or who hath stretched the Lne upon iti

6 Whereupon ate the Foundations thereof fastned J or who hath laid the corner Stone thereot!

7 When the Morning stars fang together, and all the Sous of God shouted for Joy.

I Or who (hut up the Sea with Doors, when it brake foith as it it had issued out of the Womb?

9 When 1 made the Cloud the Garment thereof, and rhick Daikncss a Swadl n* band (or ir,

ro And brake u,< for it my <le reed Place, and Icr Bais and Doois.

II And said, Hirlirrto flult thou

to divide the Light from the Darkness: and God saw that it was good.

19 And the Evening and the Morning were the fourth Day.

come but no further: and here (hall thy pioud Waves be stayed.

11 Hast thou commanded the Morning since thy Days i and caused the Day-spring to know his Dace I

11 That it might take hold of the Ends of the Ea^th, that the Wicked jnisht be shaken out of it.

Jtr. xKxi. 35 Thus laith th: Lord, which giv.-rh the Sun sot a L:ght by Day, anJ the Ordinance of rhe Moon and of the Stars tor a Lulu I y Night, which divideth the Sea when the Waters thereof roar, The Lord or Hosts Is His Name.

Pt*l. civ. is He appointeth the Moon for Seasons; the Sun knoweth his going down.

io Thou makest Darkness, and it is Night: wherein all the Beasts of the Forest do creep forth.

20 g And God said, Let the Waters bring forth abundamly the moving Creature that hath Life, and Fowl that rnay fly above the Earth

B PV.civ 25 So is this great and wide Sea, wherein are Things cieeping innumerable, both smalt and great Beasts.

a6 There go the Ships; there ;s that Leviathan whom tfluu hast madq to i'Uy the.cm.

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