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Then opened he their Understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures. •
Mark xiii. 31. Heaven and Earth fall pass away, but my Word fall not pass away.
Tohn xvii. 8, 20. I have given unto them the Words which thou gavest me, and they have received them, and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst send me.
Neither pray'd for these alone, but for them also which mall believe on me through their Word.
Heb. ii. 3, 4. How mall we escape if we negleEt so great Salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him?
God also bearing them Witness, both with Signs and Wonders, and with divers Miracles and Gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own Will.
Coloff. iii. 16. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all Wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in Psalms, and Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, singing with Grace in your Hearts unto the Lord.
Gal. i. 7, 8, 11. There be fome that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Christ.
But tho' we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach any other Go. spel unto you, than that we have preached unto you, let him be accursed.
I certify you, Brethren, that the Gospel which was preached of me is not after Man.
i Tim. vi. 3. If any Man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome Words, even the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the Doctrine that is according to Godliness,
He is proud knowing nothing.
2 Tim. i. 13. Hold fast the Form of found Words, which thou hast heard of me, in Faith and Love, which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Tim. iii. 3, 14, 15. Continue thou in the Things which thou hast learned, and hast been assured of, knocuing of whom ihou hast learned them.
And that from a Child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wife unto Salvation, through Faith, which is in Christ Jesus.
James i. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Wherefore lay apart all Fil. thiness, and Superfluity of Naughtiness, and receive with Meeknefs the engrafted Word, which is able to save your Souls.
the engrafted Wilty of Naughtine therefore lay apart a
But be ge Doers of the Word, and not Hearers only, deceive ng your own selves.
For if any be a Hearer of the Word, and not a Doer, he is like to a Man beholding his natural Pace in a Glass:
For be beholdeth himself, and goeth his Way, and straitway forgetteth what manner of Man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect Law of Liberty, and consinueth therein, he being not a forgetful Hearer, but a Doer of ibe IVord, this Man fhall be blessed in his Deed.
Luke vi. 47, 48. Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my Sayings, and doth them, I will new you to whom he is like.
He is like a Man which built an House, and digged deep, and laid the Foundation on a Rock: and when the Flood arose, the Stream beat vehemently upon that House, and could not make it : for it was founded upon a Rock.
Pr. i. 1, 2. Blessed is the Man that walketh not in the Counfel of the Ungodly, nor ftandeth in the Way of Sinners, nor fittetó in the seat of the Scornful.
But bis Delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in his Law doth he meditate Day and Night."
Pf. xix. 8, 10, 11. The Statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the Heart: the Commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the Eyes.
More to be desired are they than Gold, yea than much fina Gold: sweeter also than Honey, and the Honey-comb.
Moreover, by them is thy Servant warned, and in keeping of them there is great Reward.
Pf. cxix. 9. Wherewithal mall a young Man cleanse his Way? by taking Heed thereto according to thy Word.
12. Blessed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy Statutes.
49. Remember thy Word unto thy Servant, upon which thou baft caused me to hope.
73. Thy Hands have made me, and fashioned me, give me Understanding that I may learn thy Commandments.
89. For ever, O Lord, thy Word is settled in Heaven.
96. I have seen an End of all Perfections; but thy Commanda ment is exceeding Broad.
105. Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet, and a Light unto my Path.
116. Uphold me according to thy Word, and let me not be ao famed of my Hope.
130. The Entrance of thy Words giveth Light: it giveth Understanding unto the Simple.
^. 133. Order my Steps in thy Word, and let not Iniquity have Dominion over me. i 155. Salvation is far from the Wicked: for they seek not thy Statutes. | 165. Great Peace have they which love thy Law, and nothing Mall offend them. · Rom. xvi. 25, 26, 27. Now to him that is of Power to ftablish you according to my Gospel, and the Preaching of Jesus Christ according to the Revelation of the Myflery which was kept fecret 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 wise, be Glory through Jesus Christ for ever. · Amen.
D Lessed Lord, who hast caused all Holy Scriptures to be D 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 bleffed Hope of everJasting Life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen.
The First Period:
Creation of Heaven and Earth to the Flood,
GENESIS. CHA P. I.
6 of the Firmament, 9 Of the Earth separated from the
Nathe BeginnING -Psal. xc. 1 Lord, thou haft been
our Dwelling place in all Genera
formed the EARTH and the WORLD ;
Joka i. s. la the BEGINNING was the WORD, and the WORD was with God,
All things were made by him, and without him was not any thing made
Hebr. i. 1 God, who at sundry Times and in divers Manners (pake in time paft unto the Fathers by the Prophets,
2 Hath in these last Days Spoken, unto us by his son, whom he hath appolored Heis of all Things, by whom also he made the WORLD.
; Who being the BRIGHTNESS of his GLORY, and the express IMAGE of his Person, and upholding all Things by the Word of his power, when he
had by himself purged our Sins, sat down on the Right hand of the MAJESTY on high.
10 And thou, Lord, in the BEGINNING haft laid the Foundation of the Earth ; and the Heavens are the works of thine Haods.
I! They shall perish, but thou remainest : And they all shall wax old as doth à Gainient
12 And as a Vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed ; but thou art the same, and thy Years shall not fail.
Prov. viii. 22 The LORD poffessed 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 Fountains abounding with Water.
25 Before the Movutains were settled; before the Hills was I brought forth.
26 While as yet he had not made the Earth nor the Fields, nor the higheft part of the Duft of the World.
27 When he prepared the HEAVENS, I was there; when he set a Compass upon the Face of the Depth.
28 When he established the Clouds above : when he strengthened the Fountains of the Deep:
29 When he gave to the Sea his Decree, that the Waters should not pass his Commandincnt : when he appointed the Foundations of the Earth.
30 Then I was hy him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his Delight ; rejoycing always before him.
31 Reioycing in the habitable part of his Earth, and my Delights were with the Sons of Men.
-92 Now, therefore, hearken unto me, O ye CHILDREN, for blessed are they that keep my ways.
33 Hear Inftru&tion and be wise, refuse it not.
34 Blesed is the Man that heareth me, watching daily at my Gates ; waiting at the posts of my Doors.
3s For whoso findeth me, findeth Life, and shall obtain Favour of the LORD.
36 But he that finneth against me wrongeth his own SOUL : All they that hate ne love DEATH.
2 b And the Earth was b Psal. xxxiii. 6 By the Word of without Form and void, and
the LORD were the Heavens made,
and all the Host of them by the Darkness was upon the Face Breath of his Mouthi of the Deep : and the SPIRIT 7 He gathered the waters of the
Sea together, as an Heap, he layeth of God moved upon the Face
up the Depth in Store-houses. of the Waters.
8 Let all the Earth fear the Lord ; let all the Inhabitants of the World
stand in awe of Him. 3 c And God said, Let 2 Cor. iv. 6 ForGod who command
ed the Light to shine out of Darkness, there be Light; and there
le bath shined in our Hearts to give the was Light.
Light of the Knowledge of the GLORY .4 And God saw the Light, of God, in the Face of Jesus CHRIST. Dat it was good ; and God divided the Light from the tharkness.
5 And God called the Light Day, and the Darkness he called Night ; and the Evening and the Morning were the first Day.