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flaming fire : who laiil the foundations of the earth, that it should
not be removed forever. Thou coveredst it with the deep as with
a garmont : the waters stood above the mountains. At thy rebuke
they fled ; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. They go
up by the mountains ; they go down by the valleys unto the place
which thou hast founded for them. Thou hast set a bound that
they may not pass over ; that they turn not again to cover the
earth.



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®I)C Corft said unto ttlj} £or&, Sit thou at my right hand,
until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

®I)C iloxh hath sworn, and will not repent, ®|)Ott art a priest
forever after the order of Melchizedek.

The works of his hands are verity and judgment ; all his com-
mandments are sure. They stand fast forever and ever, and are
done in truth and uprightness. He sent redemption unto his peo-
ple : he hath commanded his covenant forever : holy and reverend
is his name.

The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the
heavens. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on
high, who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in
heaven, and in the earth ?

praise the Lord, all ye nations ; praise him, all ye people,
for his merciful kindness is great toward us : and tlje trnti) of tl)C
Corb cnbltrctl] forcocr. Praise ye the Lord.

Forever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Thy faithful-
ness is unto all generations.

1 will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my
help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and
earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : he that keepeth
thee will not slumber. Behold he that keepeth Israel shall neither
slumber nor sleep.

Whither shall I go from thy Spirit ? or whither shall I flee
from thy presence ? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there :
if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the
wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the
sea ; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall
hold me. If I say. Surely the darkness shall cover me ; even the
night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from
thee ; but the night shineth as the day : the darkness and the light
are both alike to thee.

All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord ; and thy saints shall
bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and
talk of thy power ; to make known to the sons of men his mighty
acts, and the glorious majesty of his kingdom. Thy kingdom is
an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all
generations.

The Lord shall reign forever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all
generations. Praise ye the Lord.

He telleth the number of the stars ; he calleth them all by
their names. Great is our Lord, and of great power : his under-
standinof is infinite.

o

Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary : praise him
in the firmament of his power. Praise him for his mighty acts :



Ps. ex. 1.



Ps. ex. 4.



Ps. exi. 7-9.



Ps. cxiii. 4-6.



Psalm cxvii.



Psalm
cxix. 89, 90.

Ps. cxxl. 1-4.



Psalm
cxxxix. 7-12.



Psalm
exlv. 10-13.



Ps. cxlvi. 10.



Psalm
exlvii.4, 5.



Psalm cl.



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Proverbs,
XXX. 4, 5.



Eccl. iii. 14.



Eccl. V. 2.



Ecclesiastes,
viii. It), 17.



Is. vi. 1-5.



Isaiah, vi. 8.



Is. XXV. 1.



Is. XX vi. 4.



praise him according to his excellent greatness. Praise him with
the sound of the trumpet : praise him with the psaltery and harp.
Praise him with the timbrel and dance : praise him with stringed
instruments and organs. Praise him upon the loud cymbals ;
praise him upon the high-sounding cymbals. Let everything that
hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.

Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended ? who hath
gathered the wind in his lists ? who hath bound the waters in a
garment ? who hath established all the ends of the earth ? what
is his name, ailb tDl)at is l)is SOU's tiamc, if thou canst tell ?

Every word of God is pure : he is a shield unto them who put
their trust in him.

I know that whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever : no-
thing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it : and God doeth
it, that men should fear before him.

Be not rash with with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be
hasty to utter anything before God : for God is in heaven, and
thou upon earth : therefore let thy words be faw.

When I applied mine heart to know wisdom, and to see the
business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither
day nor niglit seeth sleep with his eyes) : then I beheld all the
work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is
done under the sun : because though a man labour to seek it out,
yet he shall not find it ; yea, further, though a wise man think to
know it, yet shall he not be able to find it.

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sit-
ting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the
temple. Above it stood the seraphims : each one had si.x wings ;
with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet,
and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said.
Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts : the whole earth is full of
his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him
that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.

Then said I, Woe is me ! for I am undone, because I am a man
of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean
lips ; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying. Whom shall J[ send,
and who will go for ns ? Then said I, Here am I ; send me.

< ) Lord, thou art my God; I will exalt thee, I will praise thy
namo ; for tin m hast done wonderful things; thy counsels of old
are faitlifulnos.s and truth.

Trust ye in the Lord forever : for in the Lord JEHOVAH is
everlasting strength.



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iTnr^ is not in me : who would set the briers and thorns
against me in battle ? I would go through them, I would burn
them together.

Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust
of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales,
and the hills in a balance ? Who hath directed the spirit of the
Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him ? With whom took
he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path
of judgment, and taught liiin knowledge, and shewed to him the
way of understanding ? Behold, the nations are as a drop of a
bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance : behold,
he taketh up the isles as a very little thing. And Lebanon is not
sufficient to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a burnt-of-
fering. All nations before him are as nothing ; and they are counted
to him less than nothing, and vanity.

To whom then will ye liken God ? or what likeness vnll ye
compare unto him ? The workman melteth a graven image, and the
goldsmith spreadeth it over with gold, and casteth silver chains. He
that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation chooseth a tree that
will not rot ; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman to prepare a
graven image that shall not be moved. Have ye not known ? have
ye not heard ? hath it not been told you from the beginning ? have ye
not understood from the foundations of the earth ? It is he that
sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are
as grasshoppers ; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and
spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in ; that bringeth the princes
to nothing ; he maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea,
they shall not be planted : yea, they shall not be sown : yea, their
stock shall not take root in the earth : and he shall also blow
upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take
them away as stubble. To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I
be equal ? saith the Holy One. Lift np your eyes on high, and
behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host
by number : he calleth them all by names, by the greatness of his
might, for that he is strong in power ; not one faileth. Why say-
est thou, O Jacob, and speakest, Israel, My way is hid from the
Lord, and my judgment is passed over from my God ?

Hast thou not known ? hast thou not heard, that the ever-
lasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth
not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.

Behold my servant, whom I uphold ; mine elect, in whom my
soul delighteth ; J[ have put mg Spirit upon |)im : he shall bring
forth judgment to the Gentiles.

3 tl)C £orb have called tl)Ce in righteousness, and will hold



Is. xxvii. 4.



Is-, xl. 12-28.



Is. xlii. 1.



Is. xlii. 6.



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I8.xliii. 8-13,



Is. xliv. C-8.



Is. xliv. 34.



Is. xlv. 5-lQ.



thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of
the people, for a light of the Gentiles.

Bring forth the blind people that have eyes, and the deaf
that have ears. Let all the nations be gathered together, and let
the people be assembled : who among them can declare this, and
shew us former things ? let them bring forth their witnesses, that
they may be justified ; or let them hear, and say. It is truth.
Ye are my witnesses, saith the Lord, and my servant whom I lia\e
chosen : that ye may know and beheve me, and understand that
I am he : before me there was no God formed, neither shall there
be after me. I, even I, am the Lord ; and beside me there is no
sa\'iour. I have declared, and have saved, and I have shewed,
when there was no Strang*^ god among you : therefore ye are my
witnesses, saith the Lord, that I am God. Yea, before the day
was, I am he : and there is none that can deliver out of mv
hand : I will work, and who shall let it ?

Thus saith the Lord the King of Israel, and his Redeemer
the Lord of hosts ; I am the first, and I am the last ; and besides
me there is no God. And who, a.s I, shall call, and shall declare
it, and set it in order for me, since I appointed the ancient peo-
ple ? and the things that are coming, and shall come, let them
shew unto them. Fear ye not, neither be afraid : have not I t<;ld
thee from that time, and have declared it ? ye are even my witness-
es. Is there a God beside me ? yea, there is no God ; I know
not any.

Thus saith the Lord thy Kedeemer, and he that formed thee
from tlie womb, I am the Lord that maketh all things; that
stretcheth forth the heavens alone ; that spreadeth abroad the earth
by myself.

I am the Lord, and there is none else, there is no God be-
side me : I [rifded thee, thoujrh thou hast not known me : that
they may know from the rising of the sun, ;ind from the west, that
there is none beside me. I am the Lord and tlure is none else.
I form the light, and create darkness : I make ])eace and create
evil : I the Lord do all these things. Drop down, ye heavens, from
above, and let the skies pour down righteousness : let tlie earth
open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness
spring up together ; I the Lord have created it. Woe unto him
him that striveth with his Maker ! Let the potsherd strive with the
pot'iherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fa.shioneth
it, AVliat niakest thou i or tliv work, lie hath no liaiids ? Woe
unto him that saitli uiitu his fatiier, Wiiat begettest thou? or to
the woman. What hiust thou brought forth ? Thus .saith the Lord,
the Holy <^^ne of Israel, an<l his Maker, Ask me of things to come
concerning inv sons, ami concerning the work of my hands com-
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I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens, and all their
host have I commanded.

Verily thou art a God that hidest thyself, God of Israel, the
Saviour.

Thus saith the Lord that created the heavens ; God himself
that formed the earth and made it ; he hath established it, he
created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited : I am the
Lord, and there is none else.

Assemble yourselves and come; draw near together, ye that
are escaped of the nations : they have no knowledge that set up the
wood of their graven image, and pray unto a god that cannot save.
Tell ye, and bring them near ; yea, let them take counsel together :
who hath declared this from ancient time ? who hath told it from
that time ? have not I the Lord ? and there is no God else beside
me ; a just God and a Saviour ; there is none beside me. Look
unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth : for I am God,
and there is none else.

To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare
me, that we may be like ? They lavish gold out of the bag, and
weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith ; and he maketh
it a god : they fall down, yea, they worship. They bear him upon
the shoulder, they carry him and set him in his place, and he stand-
eth ; from his place shall he not remove : yea, one shall cry unto
him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble. Re-
member this, and shew yourselves men : bring it again to mind,

ye transgi-essors. Remember the former things of old : for I
am God, and there is none else ; I am God, and there is none like
me. Declarinof the end from the beofiuninw, and from ancient times
the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and

1 will do all my pleasure.

As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the £)o[\)
®ne of Israel.

Hearken unto me, Jacob and Israel, my called ; I am he ;
I am the. first, I also am the last. Mine hand also hath laid the
foundation of the earth, and my right hand hath spanned the
heavens : when I call unto them they stand up together.

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither ai-e your ways my
ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the
earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts
than your thoughts.

Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity,
whose name is Holy ; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him
also that is of a contrite and humble spirit.

®I)C Spirit of tl)C tov^ ©ob is upon me; because tl)C Corb
hath anointed mc to preach g(5od tidings unto the meek ; he hath
sent me to bind up the broken-hearted.



Is. xlv. 15.



Is. xlv. 18.



la. xlv. 20-22.



Is. xlvi. 5-10.



Is. xlvii. 4.



Isaiah,
xlviii. 12, 13.



Is. It. 8, 9.



Is. Ivii. 15.



Is. Ixi. 1.



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Isaiah,
Ixiii. 10, 11.



Id. Ixvi. 1, 2.



Jer. X. 1-16.



Joroinlah,
XTtlll. "23, iM.



But they rebelled, and vexed his Holy Spirit: therefore he was
turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he
remembered tlio days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where
is he that brought them up out of the soa witli the she])lierd of his
flock? where is he that put l)is tjoln Spirit U)itl)in l)im.

Thus saith the Lord, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is
my footstool : where is the house that ye build unto me ? and where
is the place of my rest ? For all those things hath mine hand made,
and all those things have been, saith the Lord.

Hear ye the word which the Lord speaketh unto yon, house
of Israel : Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen,
and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven ; for the heathen are
dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vaiu: for
one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the
workman, with the axe. They deck it with silver and with gold ;
they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
They are upright as the palm-tree, but speak not : thej' must needs
be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them ; for they
cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good. Forasmuch
as there is none like unto thee, O Lord ; thou art great, and thy
name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of na-
tions ? for to thee doth it appertain : forasmuch as among all the
wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none
like unto thee. But they are altogether brutish and foolish : the
stock is a doctrine of vanities. Silver spread into plates is brought
from Tarshisli, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the woi'kman,
and of the hands of the founder : blue and purple is their clothing:
they are all the work of cunning men. But the Lord is the true
God, he is the livins: God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath
the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide
his indignation. Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have
not mad'^ the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from
the earth, and from under these heavens. He hath made the earth
by his power, he hath established the world by bis wisdom, and
hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth
his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the lieavens, and he
causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth ; he maketh
lightniiig-s with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treas-
ures. Every man is brutish in his knowledo-o : evorv founder is
contoundeil by the graven iman-e : fur his molten imaire is falsehood,
and there is no breath in them. They are vanity, and the work
of errors: in the time of their visitation tliey shall perish. The
portion of J.-icob is not like them ; for he is the former of all
things; un<l Israel is the rod of liis inheritance: the Lord of hosts
is his name.

Am I a God at hand, saitli the Lord, and not a God afar
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him ? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth ? saith the
Lord.

Ah Lord God! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the Jer.xxx-ii.i7.
earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing
too hard for thee.



Thou, O Lord, remainest forever ; thy throne from generation
to generation.

At the end of the days I Nebucliadnezzar lifted up mine eyes
unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I
blessed the Most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth
forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his king-
dom is from generation to generation : and all the inhabitants of
the earth are reputed as nothing : and he doeth according to his
will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth :
and none can stay his hand, or say unto him. What doest thou ?

He is the living God, and steadfast forever, and his kingdom
that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even
unto the end.

I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of
days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his
head like the pure wool : his throne was like the fiery flame, and
his wheels as burning fire. A fiery stream issued and came forth
from before him : thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten

thousand times ten thousand stood befoi-e him : I

saw in the night visions, and behold, OUC like tl)C Sojt ff lUilU
came Avith the clouds of heaven, and ramc tcr tI)C "!Ancicnt of
brtllS, and they brought him near before him. And there was
given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people,
nations, and languages, should serve him : his dominion is an ever-
lasting dominion, which sliall not pass away, and his kingdom, that
which shall not be destroyed.

The great and dreadful God.

For lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind,
and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morn-
ing daikness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, the
Lord, the God of hosts, is his name.

The Lord God of hosts is he that touclieth the land, and it
shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn : and it shall rise
up Avholly like a flood ; and shall be drowned, as by the flood of
Egypt. It is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath
founded his troop in the eai-th ; he that calleth for the waters of
the sea, and poureth them out upon the face of the earth : the Lord
is his name.

Thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, thongh thou be little among the
thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall |)c come forth unto mc



Lam. 5, 19.



Daniel,
iv. 34, 35.



Dan. vi. 20.



Daniel,

vii. 9, 10, 13,

14.



Dan. ix. 4.
A.mos, iv. 13.



Amos.



ix. 5, G.



Micah, V. 2.



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Hab. i. 13.



Zecliariab,
vii, 12, 13.



Mai. iii. 6.

John,
i. 1-4, 9.



John, i. 18.
Mark,!. 0-12.



John,
i. 3J-34.



John,
Hi. 1(^1.1.



John,
111. 16, 17.



that is to be Ruler in Israel ; whose goings forth have been from of
old, from everlasting.

Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look
on iniquity.

They made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should
hear the law, and the words whicli the Lord of liosts hath sent in
l)is Gpirit by the former prophets : therefore came a great wrath
from the Lord" of hosts. Therefore it is come to pass, that as |)c
cried, and they would not hear ; so they cried, and 3 would not
hear, saith the Lord of hosts.

I am the Lord, I change not.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God. The same Mas in the beginning with God.
All things were made by him ; and without him was not anything
made that was made. In him was life ; and the life was the light

of men That was the true Light, which lighteth

every man that cometh into the world.

No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son,
which is in the bosom of the Fathei', he hath declared him.

John was clothed with camel's haii", and with a girdle of a
skin about his loins ; and he did eat locusts and wild honey ; and
preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the
latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose.
I indeed have baptized you with water; but [)C shall baptize you
tuitl} tl}C {)0[\) ©l)OSt. And it came to pass in those days, that
Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in
Jordan. And straightway coming up out of the Avater, he saw the
heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him.
And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased. And immediately the Sj^irit
driveth him into the wildenies.s.

And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending
from heavt-n like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him
not: but he tlii.t .^^ont me to baptize with water, the same said unto
me. Upon wlium thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining
on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Iloly Ghost. And
I saw and bare record, that this is the Son of God.

Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel,
and knuwest not these things ? Verily, verily, 1 say unto thee, We
speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen ; and ye re-
ceive not om- witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye
believe not, lu)W shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath a.scended up to hfaven. but he that came down
from lieaven, even the Son of man luliici) io ill IjCiUicn.

God so loved the world, that ho gmic 1)10 oiiln bcgottcii Gon,
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lasting life. For God sent uot his Son into the world to condemn
the world, but that the world through him might be saved.

He that hath received his testimony, hath set to his seal that
God is true. For he Avliom God hath scUt, speaketh the words of
God: for tSob giveth not t\)C Spirit by measure unto liim. The
Father lotjctl) the Son, and |]atl) gincu all tilings into l)is l)nnb.

Then cometh he to a city of Samaria, Avhich is called Sychar,
near to the parcel of ground that Jacob gave to his son Joseph.
Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore being wearied with
his journey, sat thus on the well : and it was about the sixth hour.
There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water : Jesus saith unto
her. Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the

city to buy meat.) The woman saith unto him. Sir,

I perceive that thou art a prophet. Our fathers worshipped in this
mountain ; and ye say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men
ought to worship. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the
hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at
Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye Avorship ye know not what :
we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. ]3ut the



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