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on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist
of Israel, said, ijljc Spirit of t\)C £orb spake by me, and l)is
word was in my tongue. (?[l)c (5ob of Jsracl said, tl}C Kock of
Ssriicl spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling
in the fear of God.



1 Samuel,
xviii. 10-1.'.



2 Samuol,
xxiii. 1-3.



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1 Kinprs,
xviii. 7-li



2 Chronicles,
XX. 13-10.



Nehemiali,
ix. 19, 20.



Neh. ix. 30.

.Int,,

xxxiii. 4.
Psalm li. 11,

Pg. cxxxix. 7,
Is. xi. 1, 2.



And as Obadiah was in the way, behold, EHjah met him : and
lie knew him, and fell on his face, and said, Art thou that my
lord Elijah ? And he answered him, I am ; go, tell thy lord, Be-
hold, Elijah is here. And he said. What have I sinned, that thou
wouldest dehver thy servant into the hand of Aliab to slay me ?
As the Lord thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom whither
my lord hath not sent to seek thee : and when they said, He is not
there ; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they
found thee not. And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold,
Elijah is here. And it shall come to pass, as soon as I am gone
from thee, that tl)C Spirit of tl)C £or5 sl)all carrg tijce whither
I know not ; and so when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot
find thee, he shall slay me : but I thy servant fear the Lord from
my youth.

And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones
their wives, and their children.

Then upon Jlalja^iel the son of Zechariah, the son of Be-
naiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons
of Asaph, came tl)C Spirit of tlje C-Orb in the midst of the con
gregation ; and he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants
of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, thus saith the Lord unto
you, Be not afraid or dismayed by reason of this great multitude;
for the battle is not yours, but God's. To-morrow go ye down
against them.

Yet thou in thy manifold mercies forsookest them not in the
wilderness : the pillar of the cloud departed not from them by
day, to lead them in the way; neither the pillar of fire by night,
to shew them light, and the way wherein they should go. (ILl)OU

gatjcst also tljn goob Spirit to instruct tlicm, and withheldest

not thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their
thirst.

Many years didst thou forbear them, and testifiedst against
thcMU by tl)n Spirit in thy prophets : yet would they not give ear :
therefore gavest thou them into the hand of the people of the
lands.

STIjC Spirit of CPob I)atl) mabc mc, and the breath of the
Almighty hath given me life.

Cast me not away from tl)t] prCSCUCC ; and take not thy
Holy Spirit from me.

Whither shall I go from tl)J1 Spirit ? or whither shall I flee
from thy presence ?

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse,
and ;t luaiuli >li;ill (^ri-,,\\ out, of his roots: aii'l t!)C Spirit of ll)C
Dorb sljilll vest upon l)im, the spirit of wisdom and undrrstaiid-
ing, the spirit of counsel and might, tlie spirit of knowledge and
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The voice said, Cry. And lie said, What shall I cry ? All
flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the
field: the grass wherewith the flower fadeth : because the spirit of
the Lord bloweth upon it : surely the people is grass.

Who hath birectcb tlje Spirit of tljc £orb, or being his
counsellor hath taught him ?

Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my
soul delighteth ; I have put mn Spirit Itpoit Ilim : he shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Come ye near unto me, hear ye this ; I have not spoken in
secret from the beginning ; from the time that it was, there am I ;
and now the Lord God, aitb l)is Spirit, hath sent me.

So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and
his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come

in hke a flood, the Spirit of tl)c £orb sl)all lift up a stonborb
against l)im.

He said. Surely they are my people, children that will not lie :
so he was their Saviour. In all their affliction he was afflicted,
and the angel of his presence saved them : in his love and in his
pity he redeemed them ; and he bare them, and carried them all
the days of old.

But they rebelled, and vexch l)i3 i^olu Spirit : therefore he
was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then
he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shep-
herd of his flock? where is he that put l)is i^oln Spirit witljilt
l]im ? That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glo-
rious arm, dividing the waters before them, to make himself an
everlasting name ? That led them thi-ough the deep as an horse
in the wilderness, that they should not stumble ? As a beast goeth
down into the valley, tl)c Spirit of tl)C £orb causcb l)im to rest :
so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

And above the firmament that was over their heads was the
likeness of a throne, as the appearance of a sapphire stone : and
upon the likeness of the throne was the likeness as the appearance
of a man above upon it. And I saw as the coloui- of amber, as the
appearance of fire round about within it, from the appearance of
his loins even upward, and from the appearance of his loins even
downward, I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and it had
brightness round about. As the appearance of the bow that is in
the cloud in the day of rain, so was the appearance of the bright-
ness round about. This was the appearance of the likeness of the
glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell upon my face, and I
heard a voice of one that spake.

And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I
Avill speak unto thee. And tl)C spirit cntCXCh ilttO me when he



Is. xl. 6, 7.



la. xl. 13.



Is. xlii. 1.



Is. xlvlii. 16.



Is. lix. 19.



Is. Ixiii. 8-14.



Ezekiel,

i. 2(5-!*, and

ii. 1-3, and

iii. 10-15,



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Ezckiel,

vlii. 1-4, and

xi. 1-.),

23-25.



spake unto me, axib set tnc Upou mn feet, that I heard him that
spake unto me. And he said unto me, Son of man, I send thee to
the children of Israel, to a lebellious nation that liath rebelled
against me : they and their fathers have transgressed against me,

even unto this very day Moreover he said unto

me. Son of man, all my words that I shall speak unto thee receive
in thine heart, and hear with thine ears. And go, get thee to them
of the captivity, unto the children of thy people, and speak unto
them, and tell them. Thus saith the Lord God ; whether they will
hear, or whether they will forbear.

Then t\)C spirit took tttC up, and I heard behind me a voice
of a great rushing, saying. Blessed be the glory of the Lord from his
place. I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures
that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over against
them, and a noise of a great rushing. So tl)C Spirit lifteb me up,
anb took ine atoar), and I went in bitterness, in the heat of my

spirit; but tl)e l)anb~of ll)c £orb tuns strong upon tnc. Then

I came to them of the captivity at Tel-abib, that dwelt by the river
of Chebar, and I sat where they sat, and remained there astonished

among them seven days

And tl)e l)anb of tljC £orb was there upon me; and he said
unto me. Arise, go forth into the plain, and I will there talk with
thee. Then I arose, and went forth into the plain : and behold, the
glory of the Lord stood there, as the glory whieli I saw by thf liver
of Chebar: and I fell on my face. Then tl)C Spirit CUtcreb iutO
mc, anb set me upon mn feet, anb spnkc toitl) mc, and said

unto me. Go, shut thyself within thine house, l^ut thou. O son of
man, behold, they shall put bands upon thee, and shall bind thee
with them, and thou shalt not go out among them : and 3 will
make thy tongue cleave to the roof of thy mouth, that thou shalt
be dumb, and shalt not be to them a reprover : for they are a re-
bellious house. But when I speak with tliee, I will open thy mouth,
and thou shalt say unto them, (Jljns Stlitl) tl)C Uorb (i?ob. He
that heareth, let him hear ; and he that forbeareth, let him forbear :
for they are a rebellious house.

And it came to pass in the sixth year, in the sixth month, in
the fifth day of the month, as I sat in mine house, and the elders
of Judah sat before me, that \\)C Ijiiub of tl)e forb (J>ob fell tl)Crc
upon me. Then I beheld, and lo a likeness as the appearance of
tire: from the appearance of his loins even downward, fire; and
from his loins even upward, as the appearance of brightness, as the
colour of amber. And |)e put forth the form of an hand, and took
me by a lock of mine head ; and tl)C Spirit lifteb me IXp between
the earth and the heaven, and brought me in the visions of God to
Jerusalem, to the door of the inner gate tliat looketh toward the
north, where was the seat of the image of jealousy, which provoketh
to jealousy. And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel was there,
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Moreover, tI)C spirit liftcb tltc Itp, and brought me unto the
east gate of the Lord's house, which looketh eastward ; and behold
at the door of the gate five and twenty men ; among whom I saw
Jaazaniah tlie son of Azur, and Pelatiah the son of Benaiah, princes
of the people. Then said 1)C unto me, Son of man, these are the
men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city :
which say. It is not near ; let us build houses : this city is the
caldron, and we be the flesh. Therefore prophesy against them,
prophesy, O son of man. And tljC Spirit of tI)C £orb fcU Upoit
me, anb saib ItntO mc, Speak; Thus saith the Lord; Thus have
ye said, O house of Israel : for I know the things that come into

your mind, every one of them Then did the

cherubiras litl up their wings, and the wheels beside them; and the
glory of the God of Israel was over them above. And the glory
of the Lord went up from the midst of the city, and stood upon the
mountain which is on the east side of the city. Afterwards tl^e
spirit took mc up, and brought me in a vision bg tl)e Spirit of
(i5ob into Chaldea, to them of the captivity. So the vision that I
had seen went up from me. Then I spake imto them of the cap-
tivity all the things that the Lord had shewed me.

O thou that art named the house of Jacob, is tl)e Spirit of
tl)e £orb Struitcncb? are these his doings? do not my words
do good to him that'walketh uprightly?

Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the Lord ; and be
strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech the high priest; and be strong,
all ye people of the land, saith the Lord, and work: for 5 Cim JUitl)
gOtt, saith the Lord of hosts : according to the word that I cov-
enanted with you when ye came out of Egypt, so mn Spirit re-

mainetl) among nou ; fear ye not.

Yea, they made their liearts as an adamant stone, lest they
should hear the law, and the words wliich the Lord of hosts hath
sent in l)is Spirit by the former prophets.

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was
Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the
consolation of Israel : and tl)C ijolg (51)001 voas npoil l)im. And
it was revealed unto hiin bjl tl)C l)oll} C!31)0St, that he should not
see death, before he had seen the J^ord's Christ.

And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Naz-
areth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. And
straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens
opened, and tl)c Spirit like a bone bcsccnbing itpon l)im. And

there came a voice fi'om heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased. And immediately tijc Spirit briuctl)
l)im into the wilderness.

And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of
the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw



Micah, ii. 7.



Hug. ii, 4, 5.



Zech. vii. 12.



Luke,
ii. 25, 20.



Mark,
i. 9-12.



Man. iii. 16,
.ind iv. 1.



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Luke,
iii. ill, iH



Luke, iv. 1.



John,
. 3 - ', 33.



John,
iii. 5-8.



Luke,
V. 13, 1-1.



^fallhew,
xii. ^i-Jki.



the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon hira :

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the

wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

Now when all the people Avere baptized, it came to pass, that
Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, and
the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him,
and a voice came from heaven, which said. Thou art my beloved
Son ; in thee I am well pleased

And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan,
and was led by the spirit into the wilderness.

And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from
heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not :
but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me,
Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on
him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

Jesus answered. Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man
be born of water, and of tl^C Gpirit, he cannot enter into the king-
dom of God. That whicli is born of the flesh, is flesh; and tl)Clt
roljici) is born of tlic Spirit, is Spirit- Marvel not that I said
unto thee, Ye must be born again. The Avind bloweth where it
listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell
whence it cometh, and whither it goetli : so is every one that is

born of tl)c Spirit.

And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed
from him for a season. And Jesus returned in t\)C poiDCr of l\)C
Spirit into Galilee : and there went out a fame of him through ail
the region round about.

Then was brought unto liim one possessed with a devil, blind
and dumb ; and he healed him, insomuch that tiie blind and dumb
both spake and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said.
Is not this the son of David? ]h\t when the Pharisees heard it,
they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the
prince of the devils. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto
them. Every kingdum di\ idcd against itself is brought to desolation ;
and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand. And
if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself ; how shall then
his kingdom stand? And if I by Jjcelzebub cast out devils, by
whom do your children cast them out ? therefore they shall be your
judges. P>ut if I cast out devils bt] tl]C Spirit of iPob, then the
kingdom of God is come unto you. (,)r else, liuw can one enter
into a strong man's house, and spoil his gocxls, except he first bind
the strong man ? and then he will spoil his house. He that is not
with me, is against me ; and he that gathereth not with me, scat-
tereth abroad.

Wherefore I say unto you. All manner of sin and blasphemy
shall be forgiven unto men : but tl)C bhispl]cnin iigainst tl)C t)oln



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(!5l)ost Gl)aU not be forgiocn unta men. And whosoever

speaketli a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him :
but whosoever speaketh against tlie Holy Ghost, it shall not be for-
given him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.

And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem, said. He
hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out
devils. And he called them unto him, and said unto them in par-
ables. How can Satan cast out Satan ? And if a kingdom be di-
\nded against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house
be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan
rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath
an end. No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil
his goods, except he will first bind the strong man ; and then he
will spoil his house. Verily I say unto you. All sins shall be for-
given unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they
shall blaspheme : but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy
Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation :
because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

If I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast
them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I ttlitl) tl)e
finger of C!3ob cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is
come upon you.

Whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall
be forgiven him : but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy
Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring you unto
the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no
thought how or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say :
for ti)C i^oln ©IjOSt sl]aU teacl) JIOU in the same hour what ye
ought to say.

Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves : be
ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware
of men : for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will
scourge you in their synagogues. And ye shall be brought before
governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and
the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how
or what ye shall speak, for it shall be given you in that same hour
what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but tl]C Spirit

of jiour fat[)cv U)l)icl) speaketl) in jiou.

David himself said bx) tl)e £)0\Vi (51)05t, The Lord said to
my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy
footstool.

But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no
thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate :
but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye : for

it is not ne tljat speak", but tlje i^oln (51)ost.



Marir,
" " -30.



lu. ;



Luke,
xi. Ut, -20.



Luke,
xii. 10-12.



Matthew,
X. l(;-iu.



Mark, xii. 36.



Mark,
xiii. 11.



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John,
xiv. 10, 17.



John,
xiv. 25, 26.



John, XV. 20.



John,
xvi. 5-15.



John,
XX. 21-23.



Matthew,
xxviii. 18, 19.



Acts, i. 1, 2,



Act's
1. 15-17.



I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another (SToitt-
fortCl", that \)C ma}^ abide with you forever; even tl)C Spirit of
tX'UtI) ; whom the world cannot receive, because it set-th him not,
neither knoweth him : but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you,
and shall be in you.

These things liave I spoken unto you, being yet present with
you. But the Comforter, which is the Iloly Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, []C shall teach you all things, and bring all
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from
the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the
Father, he shall testify of me.

But now I go my way to him that sent me ; and none of you
asketh me. Whither goest thou ? But because I have said tliese
things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless 1 tell
}'ou the truth. It is expedient for you that I go away : for if I go
not away, tl)C QTomfovtcr will not come unto you; but if I depart,
I will send him unto you. And when Ijc is come, he will reprove
the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment : of sin,
because they believe not on me : of righteousness, because I go to my
Father, and ye see me no more; of judgment, because the prince
of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you,
but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when l)c, tI)C Gpirit of
trutll is come, he will guide you into all truth : for he shall not
speak of himself: but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak :
and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he
shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that
the Father hath are mine : therefore said I, that he shall take of
mine, and shall shew it unto you.

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you : as my
Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said
this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Hcccinc lie tl)e
QoIt) (5l)05t. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto
tlicin ; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

And Jesus came, and spake unto them, saying, All power is
given unto me in lieaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach
all iiatinn^. baptizing thoin in the name of the Father, and of the
Son, anh of tl)C t}oln (5l)0St.

The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that
Jesu.s began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was
talo'ii II]), aft.M- that he tljrougl) tl)C £}oln (*M)OSt had given com-
mandmoiits unto the apostles whom he iiad clioscn.

And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the dis-
ciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an
himdivrl ;ind twenty,) ^\fu and brethren, this sciipturf Timst needs
have been fiiltill<d, which tl)C i^oix) (J31)0St by the mouth of



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David S}]akc before concerning Judas, wliicli was guide to tliem
that took Jesus. For he was numbered with us, and had obtained
part of this ministry.

And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all
with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound
from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the
house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them
cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And
they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with
other tongues, as tijc Spirit gave them utterance.

And being let go, they went to their own company, and re-
ported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto tliem.
And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with
one accord, and said. Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven,
and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is ; who, by the
mouth of thy servant David hast said. Why did the heathen rage,
and the people imagine vain things ? The kings of the earth stood
up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and
against his Christ. For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus,
whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with
the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, for
to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be
done. And now. Lord, behold their threatenings : and grant unto
thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word, by
stretching forth thine hand to heal ; and that signs and wonders
may be done by the name of thy lioly child Jesus.

And Avhen they had prayed, tl)C JllilCC U3as sl)akcn toljcrc

tl)ci] iDcrc asscmblcb togctiicr; anb tijct} were all tiUcii toitl)

tl)C ijoln <d)OSt, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

And the multitude of them that beHeved were of one heart
and of one soul : neither said any of them that aught of the things
which he possessed was his own ; but they had all things common.
An<l with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection
of the Lord Jesus : and great grace was upon them all. Neither
was there any among them that lacked : for as many as were pos-
sessors of lands or houses, sold them, and brought the prices of
the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet :
and distribution was made unto every man according as he had
need. And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas,
(which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and
of the country of Cyprus, Jiaving land, sold it, and brought the
money, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife,
sold a possession, and kept back part of the price, his wife also
being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the
ajjostles' feet. But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine
heart tO lie tO tl)e i^olj] (5l)0St, and to keep back part of the



Acts, ii. 1-4.



Acts,
iv. 23-al.



Acts,

iv. 3-2-:t7

and V. 1-10.



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Acts,
Yii. 51-53.



Acta,
viii. 14-17.



Acts,

viii. y6-i29,

30-40.



price of the land ? Whiles it remained, was it not thine own ?
and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power ? why hast
thou conceived this thing in thine heart? tIjOU Ijast tlOt Hcb UUtO
men, but unto Cf3ob. And Ananias heaiing these words, fell
down, and g"ave up the ghost. And great fear came on all them
that heard these things. And the yountj men arose, wound him
up, and carried him out, and buried him. And it was about the



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