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Ver. 19.

“ Thy way is in the sea, and thy paths in the deep waters; and thy footsteps are not known.”

He taketh comfort of this miracle, that God brought the Israelites through the Red Sea, in this that the waters knew the Israelites, and gave place unto thein, that they might dry-footed go through them. But when King Pharaoh and his people would have followed in the same path, persecuting God's people, the sea would make no way for him, nor yet shew the steps where the Israelites trod, but overwhelmed them in most desperate deaths. So in the seas of temptations, such as put their trust in the Lord, pass, and never perish by them. (Psa. .cxxi. cxxv. xii. xlvi. liv. Ixxi.): whereas, such as put not their trust in the Lord, perish in temptations, as Pharaoh and his army did by water. (Exod. xiv.) And the next verse that concludeth the Psalm sheweth by what means the Israelites were under God saved in the Red Sea, by the hands of Moses and Aaron, as it appeareth,

Ver. 20. “ Thou leddest thy people like sheep, by the hand of Moses and Aaron."

Of this verse the afflicted may learn many consolations. First, that the best people that be, are no better able to resist temptations, than the simple slieep is ablo to withstand the brier that catcheth him. The next, that man is of no more ability to beware of temptations, than the poor sheep is to avoid the brier, being preserved only by the diligence of the shepherd. The third, that as the shepherd is careful of his entangled and briered sheep, so is God of his afflicted faithful. And the fourth is, that the people of Israel could take no harm of the water, because they entered the sea at God's commandment. Whereof we learn, that no danger can hurt, when God doth command us to enter into it, and all dangers overcome us, if we choose them ourselves, besides God's commandment. As Peter, when he went at God's comma:.dment upon the water, took no hurt (Matt. xiv.) ; but when he entered into the bishop's house, upon his own presumption, he was overcome, and denied Christ. 'The Israelites, when they fought at God's commandment, the peril was nothing; but when they would do it of their own heads, they perished. (Numb. xiv.) So that we are bound to attend upon God's commandment, and then no danger shall destroy us, though it pain us.

The other doctrine is in this, that God used the ministry of Moses and Aaron, in the deliverance of his people, who did command them to do nothing but that the Lord did first bid. Whereof we learn, - that such as be ministers appointed of God, and do nothing but as. God commandeth, are to be follower, as St. Paul saith, “ Follow me, as I follow Christ." (1 Cor. xv. xi.) And these men can by the word of God give good counsel and great consolation, both for body and soul; as we perceive this Prophet, in marking God's doings unto the Israelites, applied by grace the same wisdom and helping mercy unto himself, to his eter- nal rest through Jesus Christ in the world to come. To whom, with the Father and the Holy Ghost, be all laud and praise world without end. Let all Christians say, Amen.



ADVERSITY draws from God, 300

Confession, Bishop Hooper's, 195
Commandment II. explained, 132
Commandments, Hooper on the X


Anabaptists, tenets held by, 472
Andrew, St. 311
Antichrist, letter of Hooper con-

cerning, 85
Apparel, remarks on, 376
Arius, his heresy, 404
Asaph, defect of his faith, 679
Athanasius, St. 136

1. 290
II. 312
III. 319
IV. 333

V. 348
VI. 365
VII. 374

VIII. 387

IX. 406

X. 410

'Conscience, trouble of, 648
Consolation of two kinds, 655
Creed, 435
Curiosity, 421

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Baptism, 169, 220
Becket, Thomas, 549
Bishops called high priests, 546
Blasphemers, 331
Body, this is my, explained, 401
Boniface the IIId, 544
Bonner, anecdote of, 583
Brightness, twofold, in Scripture, 662

Cards forbidden by the Eighth Com-

mandment, 393 .
Christ, declaration of his office, 105

- what he is, 110
how mighty, 112
how merciful, ib.
rigorous for sin, ib.
his wrath against it, ib.
his priesthood, 113
his intercession, 128
his sacrifice, 140
the Sanctifier, 166

the King, 173
Chryscssom, saying of, 564
Church, visible, 219

ceremonies of, &c. 344

- the Greek, 542
Cicero's derision of soothsayers, 307

sayings of, 377, 409
Comfort, easy to afford it to others,

succeeds sorrows, 687
Confession annexed to forgiveness,


Darkness, twofold, in Scripture, 665
Death, difference between that of So.

crates and Esaias, &c. 290
Dedication to King Edward VI, 195
Deity of Christ, 110
Dennis, St. 311
'Derision of the simple, 372
Despair condemned, 637
Desperation, 424, 647

conflict between faith
and, 682
Doctrine, false, 343


Egyprians, the first who made images

to represent their gods, 316
Expositions, Hooper on Psalm xxiii.





Faith cannot be kept secret, 95

protestation of Hooper's, 199

the fault of Asaph's, 679
Falsehood, different kinds of, 407
Fear of God, 295
Feed, the senses of, in Scripture, 498
Flattery forbidden, 408
Foiestalling, evils of, 392
Forgiveness of sin, 477

to doubt of, sinful, 675

Galen, saying of, 330
Gardiner, anecdote of, 583
God, jealous, 318

is favourable to support in
trouble, 674

his works righteous, 700
Gentiles, augurs of, 325
George, St. 311
Greek church, 542

compelled to acknow.
ledge the Bishop of Rome in 1203,
Gregory, St. 135
- VI. and VII. 548


Hooper examinations of, 35, 35

- letter of, concerning the sale
mour of his recantation, 29

deg:aded, 30
-- sen to Gloucester, 32

account of his martyrdom, 42
anecdote of a friar and, gr
his Epistles, 47

to certain friends,

- to certain godly
professors, 49
- to the Bishop of St. David's,

to his wife, 56
to a certain godly woman, 5g
to sundry persons in Londen,


to a merchant, 73
to Mrs. Wilkinson, 74
to Master Hall, 75
to Mrs. Warcop, 76
to a company of prisoners, 7
to certain godly persons, 8;
to one fallen from truth, 85
to inhabitants of London, $8
to a friend, 91

to a Christian congregation,

his Confession of Faith, 199
homily of, 229

- his Exposition of the Tep
Commandments, 251

on the Creed, 435
on Psalm xxiii. 487

- Ixii. 552

lxxiii. 603
Ixxvii. 635

Happiness, different opinions in what

it consists, 628
Head of the church, 544

title conferred,
Heart, 'adultery of, 376
Herodotus, saying of, 316
Holy Ghost, church under care of,

Homily in time of pestilence, 229
Honorius, 392
Hooper, Bishop, his life, 3

compelled to avoid the uni-
versity, ib.

resides with Sir Thomas
Arundel, ib.

Bullinger's parţing address
to, 5

prophetical impression of his
martyrdom, 6

singular arms, as Bishop of
Worcester, 7
pe the king's dispensation to, 10

Ridley's letter to, 13

provides a table for the poor,

sent for to London, 18
report of his deprivation, 19
reception in the Fleet, 23

Idolatry, different kinds of, 305, &c

314, 476
Ignorance, evils of, 268, 428
Image worship, 131, &c. 314
Infidelity, the cause of cvil, 245
Intercession of Christ, 128
Invisible, what it is, 165
Invocation of saints, 129
Irenæus, quotation from, ili

King, Christ's office as, 198
Knowledge no burden, 684

Law, use of the, 187, 188, 189, 276

what it is, 265
Lies, effect of, 588

Religion consists of fear, confidence,

and love, 295
Remedy against pestilence, 238
Remembrance of God's word, 695
Rock, God a, 573
Rod, the term explained, 533
Rome, Bishop of, not Christ's vicar,


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Sacrifice, Christ's, 140
Sacrilege, 395
Saints, invocation of, 129

trust in, 311
Sanctification, 166
Scripture, the rule to judge by, 341
Scriptures explained, i Cor. viii. 99

John, i. 110
Col. i. 11. ib.
Heb. i. ib.
Phil. ii. III
Rom. ii. iv. v. 141
Numbers, xxi. 9. 147
Mark, i. 15. 233
Isa. XXX. 2. 307

xxxi. 1. ib,

- i Cor. vii. 387
Serpent, the brazen, 147
Sheep, metaphor of, explained, 490
Shepherd, God a, 489
Sin, forgiveness of, 477

tyranny of, 658
Superstition, 123, 306, 325,615,637
Supper, the Lord's, 153, 222
Swearers, common, 333

Logician, rules of, 296
London, letter to the inhabitants of,

Love of ourselves, 412

Magistrate, duty of, 218
Man, what he is, 183
Marcion, heresy of, 123
Matrimony, 374, 380
Mediators, Romish distinction of, 1 3o
Merchants, advice to, 389
Ministers of the church, 222

Nature, weakness of, in suffering, 686
Necromancy, 324
Nice, council of, 375, 544

Oath, lawfulness of, 321
Objections that keep man from obe-

dience, 415
Office of Christ, 105

his priesthood, 113

his intercession, 128
- his sacrifice, 140

--- as King, 172
Ovid, saying of, 409

People, two sorts of, God will pu-

nish, 512
Persecution, 621
Pestilence, homily in time of, 229
Phocas, his character, 544
Pighius, saying of, concerning priests,

1 26
Pluralities censured, 396
Polycarp, 123
Poole, Cardinal, 132
Prayer necessary in trouble, 677

especially needful for minis-
ters, 679
Priesthood of Christ, 113
Protestation of Hooper, 199
Preparation to the Ten Command-

ments, 281
Prodigal son explained, 570
Presumption, 417
Prosperity draws from God, 298
Psalm, explanation of xxiii. 487

Txii. 552
Ixxiii. 603


Temperance, 345
Temptation, dangerous, 631
Terence, saying of, 369
Trajan, saying of, 36 1
Transubstantiation, 401, &c.
Trust in man, 597

in God, 598
Truth, many will not confess it
through avarice, 697

through sloth, ib.
through fear, ib.


Usury, 393

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