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door : by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go
in and out, and find pasture. The thief cometh not, but for to
steal, and to kill, and to destroy : Jf nm COme tl)ttt tlien migl)t

l)at)e life, anb tljat tljen migl)! l)aue it more abunbantln. 1 am

the good shepherd : the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the
sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and
fleeth ; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The
hireling fleeth because he is an hireling, and careth not for the
sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am
known of mine.

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, atxb XOCpt
OOCr it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy
day, the things which belong unto thy peace ! but now they are
hid trum thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine
enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round,
and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the
ground, and thy children within thee ; and they shall not leave in
thee one stone upon another ; because thou knewest not the time
of thy visitation.

O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and
stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have
gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chick-
ens under her wings, and ye would not !



A new commandment



I give



unto you, That ye love one an-
other; as 3 l)aye loueb nou, that ye also love one another. By
this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one
to another.

This is my commandment. That ye love one another, as 3
\)aVC loueb nou. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for his friends.

Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall

believe on me through their word And the glory

which thou gavest me, I have given them ; that they may be one,
even as we are one ; I in them, and thou in me, that they may be
made perfect in one ; and that the world may know that thou hast

sent me, anb l)ast looeb tl)em as tl)ou l)ast loocb me.



John, vi. 37,
John, X. 7-14.



Luke,
xix. 41-44.



Matthew,
xxiii. 37.



John,
xiii. 34, 35.



Jolui,
XV. r->, 13.



John,

xvii. 20, 22,

23.



366



GOD'S GOODNESS,



Luke,
xxiii. 33, 34.



Luke,
xxiv. 45-47.



Rom. ii. 3, 4.



Rom. V. 6-8.



Romans,
V. 15, 1(3.



Romans,
V. SO, '21.



Romans,
viii. 31-39.



And when tliey were come to the place which is called Cal-
vary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the
right hand, and the other on the left. ®|]CU saib 3c5lX5, i^iltljCV,

forgiue tl)cm ; for tl)ci] know not tol)at tl)cji bo. And they

parted his raiment, and cast lots.

Then opened he their understanding, that they might under-
stand the scriptures, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and
thus it behoved Christ to sutler, and to rise from the dead the third
day : and that repentance and remission of .sins should be preached

in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

And thinlcest thou this, man, that judgest them which do
such things, and doest the same, that thou shalt escape the judg-
ment of God? Or bespiscst tl)ou tl)e ricl)es of Ijis goobness
anb forbearance anb long-suffering; not knotoiug tl)at tl)e
goobness of ©ob leabetl) tl)ee to repentance?

When we were yet without strengtli, 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 toward us, in that tol^ile toe Ujere ^Ct

sinners, Cljrist bieb for us.

Not as the offence, so also is the free gifl. For if through the

offence of one many be dead, muci) utore tl)e grace of (!?ob, anb
tl)c gift bn grace, tnljicl) is bn one man, Jesus (tlirist, IjatI)

abounbeb unto mann. And not as it was by one tliat sinned,
so is the gift : for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but

tl)c free gift is of mann offences unto justification.

But where sin abounded, gracc bib muci) more abouub.
That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign
through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

What shall we then say to these things ? If God be for us,
who can be against us? i)c tl)at sparcb UOt l)is OUIU Sou, but
bcUucreb l)im up for us all, how shall he not with hini also freely
give us all things ? Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's
elect ? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth ? It
is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at
the right hand of (lod, who also maketh intercesLiion for us. tl3l)0

sljall separate us from tl)e lone of (dljrist? shall tribulation, or

distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we
are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors, through him that loved us. For I
am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor princi-
palities, nor {)(jwer.s, n()r things 2)re.sent, nor things to come, nor
height, nor depth, nor any other creature, sljall be able to sepa-
rate US from tl)c louc of ©ob rol)icl) is in (Jlljrist Jesus our
Corb.



GOD'S GOODNESS.



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Blessed be God, even the Fatlier of our Lord Jesus Christ, tl)C

i^atl)cr of mercies, aiib tlje (!5oii of all comfort ; who comfort-

eth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them
which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves
are comforted of God.

And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself
by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconcilia-
tion ; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the Avorkl unto
himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them ; and hath com-
mitted unto us the word of reconciliation. Xow then roe arc am-

bassabors for (Tlirist, as tl)augl) (Pob bib bcsccci) ijou bn las :
toe praw j)oii in (Ulirist's stcab*, be jie reconcileb to~i&ob.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not tlie unclean thing; and I will receive
you, anb toill be a i^atljer iinto tion, anb tic sljall be mn sous
anb bauc|l)tcrs, saiti) tl]e liorb^lmigljtt^

Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that thongh he

was rich, yet for iiour salxcs l)e became pooi; tijat 2e tl)rongl)
I)i3 jjooertu miglft be ricl).

Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

God, who is rich in mercy, for Ilis great lonc tDl)CrcU)itl) \)C
loucb US, even m\)cn roe roerc hcah in sins, hath quickened us

together with Chi ist ; (by grace ye are saved ;) and hath raised us
up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ
Jesus: tliat in the ages to come he might shew tl^C excecbing
ricl]es of l}is grace in his kindness toward us, through Christ Jesus.

That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being
rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all
saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and
to know the love of Christ, rol)icl} passctl) kuorolcbge, that ye
might be filled with all the fulness of God.

This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

We ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived,
serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful,
and hatiuff one another. But after that the kindness and love of
God our Saviour toward man appeared, not by works of righteous-
ness which we have done, but accorbiug tO l)is mcrCU he saved
us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy
Ghost; which he shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our
Saviour ; that being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs
according to the hope of eternal life.

My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint
when thou art rebuked of him : for rol)Om tl)e £orb louetl) i)C
cljastenetl), and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth. If ye



2 Cor. i. 3, 4.



2 Corinth.
V. 1&-20.



2 Corinth,
vi. 17, 18.



2 Cor. viii. 9.



2 Cor. ix. 15.
Eph. ii. 4-7.



Ephesians,
iii. 17-19.



1 Tim. i. 15.



Titus, iii. 3-7.



Hebrews,
xii. 5-10.



368



GOD'S GOODNESS.



James, i. 17,



James,
ii. 12, 13.



1 Peter,
V. 6, 7.



2 Petor, iii. 9.



1 John, iii. 1.



1 John,
iii. 16.



1 John,

iv. 7-1 -J,

16-10.



Rev. I. 5, G.



endure chasteuing, CJ5ob bcalctl) U)itl} gOU OS roitb SOUS; for
wLat sou is he whom the father chasteueth not ? But if ye be
without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bast-
ards, and not sons. Furthermore, we have had fethers of our flesh
which corrected us, and we gave them reverence : shall we not
much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live ?
For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleas-
ure ; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from rtbODC, and
Cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variable-
ness, neither shadow of turning.

So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the
law of liberty. For he shall have judgment without mercy, that

hath shewed no mercy; anb mcrcii rcjoicctl) against jubgmcnt.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time : casting all your care upon him ;

for \)c coretl) for gou.

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, (as some men
count slackness;) but is long-suffcriug to US-tDarb,not wiUing
that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Dcl)olii, m\)at manner of lone tl)e i^atl)cr Ijatl} bcstorocb
upon us, tljat tuc sljoulb be calleb tl)e sons of ^oi: therefore

the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because l)C laib bowu
l)is life for us : and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Beloved, let us love one another : for love is of God ; and
every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that
loveth not knoweth not God ; for (!3ob is lonC. In this was man-
ifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only
besfotten Son into the world, that we miti'lit live throutjh him.
i^crcin is lone, not tl)at me loueii Q!>ob, but tl)at l)e ioneb us,
anb sent l)is Son to be tlje propitiation for our sins. B.e-

loved, if <n)d so loved us, we ought also to love one anothei'. No
man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God
dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us

And we have known and believed the love that Gml hath to us.

t!?ob is lone; anb Ije tijat bmelletl) in lone, bmellcti) in (5ob,
anb ^ob in i)im. Herein is our love made ])erfect, that we may
have boldness in the day of judgment : because as he is, so are we
in this world. Tla-re is no fear in love ; but perfect love casteth
out fear; because fear hath torment, lie that feareth, is not made
perfect in loVe. We loved him because he first loved us.

Unto hijn l|)at lotU'b US, and washed us from our sins in liis
own blood, and hath niado us kings and priests unto God and his
Father; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.



X.



Genesis,
xlix. 1, 8-10.



Numbers,
xxiv. 1-2-19.



CjiriHt's Eingli} (DfficL



And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves
together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last

days Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren

shall praise ; thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies ; thy
father's children shall bow down before thee. Judah is a lion's
whelp ; from the prey, my son, thou art gone up : he stooped down,
he couched as a lion, and as an old lion ; who shall rouse him up ?
The sceptre ehall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from be-
tween his feet, until Gljilol) comc : avib unto l)im sljail tl)c jgatlj-
ering of tl)c people be.

And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messen-
gers which thou sentest unto me, saying, If Balak would give me
his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the command-
ment of the Lord, to do either good or bad of mine own mind;
but what the Lord saith, that will I speak ? And now, behold, I go
unto my people : come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this
people shall do to thy people in the latter days.

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor
hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said : he hath
said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of
the Most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into
a trance, but having his eyes open : I shall see him, but not now :
I shall behold him, but not nigh: tl)ere sl)all come ix Star out
of Jfrtcob, nnb a Sceptre sljall rise out of Jsrael, and shall
smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth,
And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for
his enemies ; and Israel shall do valiantly. Out of Jacob shall
come [)c tijrtt sl)all l)iUiC boiuinion, and shall destroy him that
remaineth of the city.

The adversaries of the Lord shall be broken to pieces ; out of
heaven shall he thunder upon them : the Lord shall judge the ends

of the earth ; iinb l)e sl)all gioc strengtl) unto l)is king, aiib
exail tl)c l)orn of l)is anointeii.

And it came to pass that night, that the word of the Lord | 2 Samuei,
came to Nathan, saying. Go and teU my servant David, Thus saith
the Lord, Shalt thou build me an house for me to dwell in ? . .
. . Also the Lord telleth thee that he will make thee an house.



1 Sam. ii. 10.



vii. 4, 5,
11-17.



24



870



CHEIST ADMIX ISTEES THE



Psalm ii.



Psalm xlv.



And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy
fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out
of thy bowels, and I will establisli his kingdom. lie shall build
an house for my name, aitb 3 roiU CStabUsI) tl)C tljVOnc of l)is
kingbonj forcucr. I will be his father, and he shall be my son.
If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and
with the stripes of the children of men : but my mercy shall not
depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away

l)efore thee. QVnb tliiitc Ijousc iTub tl)ii liiugbom sl)aU be cs-

tnblisl)cb forcucr before tijec: thy throne shall be estal)lished
forever. According to all these words, and according to all this
vision, so did Nathan speak unto David.

Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain
thing ? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take
counsel together, against the Lord, and against l)ig aitointcli, say-
ing, Let us break tl)eir bands asunder, and cast away their cords
from us.

He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh ; the Lord shall
have them in derision. Then shall he speak unto them in his
wi'ath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. Yet have I set mj]
King upon my holy hill of Zion. 1 will declare the decree : the
Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my Son ; this day have I begot-
ten thee. Ask of me, and I shall give thee t|)e l)entl)en for tl)ine

inlicritance, anb tl)e uttermost parts of tl)e earti) for tljn pos-
session. (ri)on sl)alt break tl)em voitl) a rob of iron; tl)ou
sl)alt basi) tijem in pieces like a potter's uessel.

13e wise now, therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges
of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembHng.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when
his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their
trust in him.

My heart is inditing a good matter : I speak of the things
which I have made touching tl)e liing : my tongue is the pen of
a ready writer.

Thou art fairer than the children of men : grace is poured
into thy lips: therefore (uu] liath blessed tliee forever, (piirb tl)ll

svDorb upon tl)ij tl)igl), (!> most migljtn, uiitl) tl)n glory anS
tl|n majestij. '^nh in tljij majestn ribe prospcronsin because

of truth and meekness mid ligliteousness ; and tliv right hand sliall
teach tliee terrible things. Thine arrows are sharp in the heart of
the king's enemies ; whereby the people fall under thee. Thy throne,
God, is forever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right
sceptre. Tliou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness : there-
fore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness
above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes,
and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee
Kings' daughters were among thy honourable women : upon



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thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophii-. Hearken,
daughter, and consider, and indine thine ear ; forget also thine
own people, and thy father's house; so shall tl)C king greatly desire
thy beauty: for l)e is tl)n Corb; iind worship thou him. And
the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; even the rich
among the people shall entreat thy favour. The King's daughter is
all glorious within : her clothing is of wrought gold. She shall be
brought unto the King in raiment of needlework; the virgins her
companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. With
gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought : they shall enter into
the king's palace. Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children,
whom thou mayest make princes in all the earth. I will make
thy name to be remembered in all generations : therefore shall the
people praise thee forever and ever.

Give the king thy judgments, God, and thy righteousness
unto the king's son. He shall judge thy people with righteousness,
and thy poor with judgment. The mountains shall bring peace to
the people, and the little hills, by righteousness. He shall judge
the poor of the people, he shall save the children of the needy,
and shall break in pieces the oppressor. They shall fear thee as
long as the sun and moon endure, throughout all generations. He
shall come down like rain upon the mown grass : as showers that
water the earth. In his days shall the righteous flourish : and
abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. lie shall have
dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of
the earth. They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before liim ;
and his enemies shall lick the dust. The kings of Tarshish and of
the isles shall bring presents : the kings of Sheba and Seba shall
offer gifts. Yea, all kings shall fall down before him : all nations
shall serve him. For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth ;
the poor also, and him that hath no helper. He shall spare the
poor and needy, and shall save the souls of the needy. He shall
redeem their soul from deceit and violence ; and precious shall their
blood be in his sight. And he shall live, and to him shall be given
of the gold of Sheba : prayer also shall be made for him continu-
ally ; and daily shall he be praised. There shall be an handful of
corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains ; the fruit thereof
shall shake like Lebanon : and they of the city shall llourish like
grass of the earth. His name shall endure forever : his name shall
be continued as long as the sun : and men shall be blessed in hira :
all nations shall call him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God
of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glo-
rious name forever : and let the whole earth be filled with his glory ;
Amen, and Amen. The prayers of David the son of Jesse are ended.

I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto
David my servant. Thy seed will I establish forever, axib builb 1^3

tl)B tl)rone to all generations. Selah.



Psalm Ixxii.



Psalm
Ixxxix, 3, 4.



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CHRIST ADMINISTERS THE



Psiilm

Ixxxix.

15-37.



Psalm ex.



Is. ix. Ci, 7.



Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound : tliey shall
walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance. In thy name shall
they rejoice all the day : and in thy righteousness shall they be ex-
alted. For thou art the glory of their strength ; and in thy favour
our horn shall be exalted. For the Lord is our defence ; and the
Holy One of Israel is our King. Then thou spakest in vision to
thy Holy One, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty ;
I have exalted one chosen out of the people. I have found David
my servant ; with my holy oil have I anointed him : with whom
my hand shall be established : mine arm also shall strengthen him.
The enemy shall not exact upon him ; nor the son of wickedness
afflict him. And I will beat down his foes before his face, and
plague them that hate him. But my faithfulness and my merer
shall be with him : and in my name shall his horn be exalted. I
will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
He shall cry unto me. Thou art my Father, my God, and the Rock
of my salvation. Also I will make him my first-born, higher than
the kings of the earth. My mercy will I keep for him forever-
more, and my covenant shall stand f>ist with him. £)\5 sccb also

toill 3 make to cnburc forcocr, anb l)is tl)roiic as t\]c bans

of l)Caucn. If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my
judgments ; if they break my statutes, and keep not my command-
ments ; then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their
iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless, my loving-kindness will I not
utterly take from him, nor sutler my faithfulness to fail. My cov-
enant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my

lips. dDucc l)atic S stDorn btj mn l)olincs5 tljat 3 m\\ not lie
xtnto Dauib. t)is sccb sl)alT ciiburc forciici% anb l]is tl)ronc

as tl)C sun before me. It shall be established forever as the moon,
and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.

The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until
I make thine enemies thy footstool.

The Lord shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion : rule
thou in the midst of thine enemies. Thy people shall be willing
in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb
of the morning : thou hast the dew of thy youth. The Lord hath
sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest forever after the order
of Melchizedek. The Lord at thy right hand shall strike through
kings in the day of his wrath. He shall judge among the heathen,
he shall fill the places with the dead bodies : he shall wuund the
heads over many countries. He shall drink of the brook in the
way : therefore shall he lift up the head.

T'lito us a child is bi)rn, unto us a son is given : a\\b l\)C gov-
ernment sljall be upow I)is sl)0nlber; and his name shall be
called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting
Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his goveriinicnt
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upon his kingxlom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment
and -with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the
Lord of hosts will perform this.

There shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a
branch shall grow out of his roots : and the Spirit of the Lord shall
rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit
of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the
Lord ; and shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of
the Lord : and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither
reprove after the hearing- of his ears: but toitl) rigl)tC0USncs5
sl)all l)c jubgc tl)c poor, iuxb vcprouc voitl] cquitn for tl)c meek
of tl)e earti) : axib l)e shall smite tl)e eartl) mitljlhc roli of l)is
monti), aiib uiitl) tl)c breoti) of ijis lips sl)aU l)e sUiu tl]e
loickeii. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and
faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

It shall come to pass in that day, that I will call my servant
Eliakim, the son of Hilkiah : and I will clothe him with thy robe,
and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy govern-
ment into his hand ; and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah. "^nb tl)e Uetl of tl)e IjOUSe

of Uavib uiill 3 hin upon l)is slionlber : so Ije sljall open, anb
none sl]aU 5l)ut ;~anb Ije s!)aU sl)nt, aub none sljall open.

And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place ; and he shall be for
a glorious throne to his father's house. And they shall hang upon
him all the glory of his father's house, the olfspring and the issue,



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