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God be merciful unto us, and bless us and cause his face to shine upon us.. That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health a mong all nations. Let the people praise thee, O God: fet all the people praise three. O let the nations be glad, and sing for joy for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Let the people praise thee, O God, let all the people praise thee. Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him. u Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and. passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? He retaineth not his anger forever, because he delighteth in mercy. He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities; & thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea. According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise unto the ends of the earth, thy right-hand is full of righteousness! w Hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling-place, and do according to all that the stranger calleth to thee for; that all people of the earth may know thy name, and fear thee, as do thy people Israel. x And they that know thy name, will put their trust in thee. y

Arise, O God, judge the earth; for thou shalt inherit all nations, z They shall fear thee as long as the sun and moon endure, through

Micah, vii. 18, 19.

* Psalm, Ixvii. Psalm. xlviii: 10. ≈ 2 Chron. vi. 33. y Psalm, ix. 10. & Psalm, lxxxii. 8.

out all generations. a Through the greatness of thy power, shall thine enemies submit them. selves unto thee. b

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Shewing that Christ died for sinners, for us whe believe in him, for his sheep, &c. to fulfil many great and important purposes, and especially to save and deliver us from our sins.

FOR when we were yet without strength, in due time, Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet, peradventure, for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. a Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken,smitten of God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have: gone astray. We have turned every one his own way, and Jehovah hath laid on him the in-iquity of us all. b He was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, & made intercession for the transgressors. c Christ:

■ Rom. v. 6, 7, Isa liii. 4, 5, 6, e∙Isa. liii. 124

died for our sins, according to the Scriptures. d He gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. e Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree; that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousnes; by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the shepherd and bishop of souls.f Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present. world, according to the will of God and our Fa ther. g God, who is rich in mercy, for his. great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ. b Who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him. For by one offering he hath per fected forever them that are sanctified.j Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many. kWe are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus, once for all. For now once in the end of the age, hath he appeared to put away sin, by the sacrifice of himself. m Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered without the gate. n Wherefore, in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. o Forasmuch, then, as the

d1 Cor. xv. 3. e Tit. ii. 14. f1 Pet. ii 24, 25. g Gal. i. 4% Eph. ii. 4, 5. i 1 Thess. v. 10. j Heb. x. 14. Heb. ix. 28. H10. m Heb. ix. 26. n Heb, xjii. 12. • Heb, ii. 17.

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children are partakers of flesh and blood, he als himself likewise took part of the same; tha through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is the devil; and deliv er them, who, through fear of death, were their life-time subject to bondage. p Herein is love! not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. q For the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. I am the the good shepherd; the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. s And I lay down my life for the t sheep. And other sheep have I,which are not of this fold them also I must bring, & they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. t For this is my blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many, for the remission of sins. u This is my body, which is given for you: this cup is the New Testa ment in my blood, which is shed for you. v

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all; how shall he not, with him, also freely give all things. W ́

p Heb. ii. 14, 15. q1 John iv. 10. r St. Mat. xx. 28. and St. Mark x. 45. s St. John x. 11. t St. John x. 15, 16. u St. Mar, xvi. 28. See also St. Mark ixv. 24. St. Luke xxii. 19, 20. Rom. viii, 32..


The Universality of the Death of Christ. FOR the love of Christ constraineth us, because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead. And he died for all, that they who live, should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him that died for them, and rose again. a We see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he, by the grace of God should taste death for every man. b For there is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus: Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. c If any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. d

a 2 Cor. v. 14, 15. 6 Heb. ii. 9. c 1 Tim. ii. 5, 6. d1 John

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Equally plain it is, that he will bring all into a state of willing subjection to God, as that he bath brought some already.

I HAVE sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, ev

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