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not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a
fornicator, or covetous, &c.'

The love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge,
that if one died for all, tl)cn toere all hcali.

Qls man^ as are of tlje ujorks of tl)e laro, are unbcr tl)e

curse : for it is written. Cursed is every one that continueth not
in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.

Is the law then against the promises of God ? God forbid :

for if tl)cre l)ab been a laro ginen raljid) coulb l]aue giucn life,

verily righteousness should have been by the law. jBut tl)e Scrip-
ture l)ati) COndubcb all unber sin, that the promise by faith
of JcftUs (Jhrist misj-ht be given to them that believe.

This I say, "Walk in tlie vSpirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust

of the flesh. J:ov tl)e flesl) lustctl) against tl)c Spirit, anb tl)e
Spirit against tl)e Acs!) : anb tl)ese are contrarji tlje one
to il)c otljer r so tl)at ne cannot bo tl)e tl)ings tljat ne tooulb.

l)tit if ye l)e led of the Spirit, ye arv not under tlu' law.

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these ;
Adultt^ry, fornication, uncloanness, lasciviousnoss, idolatry, witch-
craft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
envyings, murders, drunkenness, levellings, and such like.



And you hath he quickened, toljo tDCrc ^cah in trespasses
arib sins ; wherein in time past ye walked accox-bing tO tl)e
roursc of tl)is toorlb, according to the prince of tlie power of the
air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience :
among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in
the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the

mind ; a\ib xocxc bg uoturc tl)c cl)ilbrcn of ronul}, even as

3n mann tilings rue offent) all. If any man offend not in
word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole

Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey
us ; and we tur.n about their whole body. Behold also the ships,
which, though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds,
yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever
the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and
boasteth great things. Behold, how great a mattei- a little fire
kindleth ! And the tongue is a fire, a tDOrlb of iniquitn : so is
the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body,
and setteth on fire the course of nature ; a\\b it is GCt on fitC of
\)c[[. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and
of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed, of mankind :

but tl)e tongue can no man tame; it is an unruln enil, full
of b^ablg poison.

From whence come wars and fightings among you ? come

they not hence, cocn of nour lusts tl)at roar in gour members ?

Ye Irtst and have not : ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot ob-
tain : ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye
ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it
upon your lusts. Ye adulterei'S and adulteresses, know ye not that
the friendship of the world is enmity with God ? whosoever there-
fore will be a friend of the woild is the enemy of (iod. Do ye
think that the scripture saitli in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in
us lusteth to envy ?

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, aiib t\)C

Irutl) is not in us.

If we say that we have not sinned, me make l)im a liar, and
his word is not in us.

QIU l\)Cll is in tl)C roorlb, the lust of the flesh, and the lust
of the eyes, and the pride of life, ia not of tlje i^Utljer, but is of

tl)e roorlb.

We know that we have passed from death unto life, because
U)e loue tl)C bretljrcn. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in

Eph. ii. 1-3.

iii. i-a

iv. 1-5.

1 John, i. 8.
1 John, i. 10.
1 John, ii. 16.

1 John,
iii. 14.



1 John,
V. 18, 19.

Rev. i. 7.

vl. 15-17.

ix. 17-21.

Rev. xii. 7-9,


xiii. 1-8.

We know that tuljosocucr is botit of ©ob, siuuctl) not;

but he that is begotten of God, keepeth liiinself, and that wicked
one touchetli him not. And we know that we are of God, oni>

tl)c U3l]oU tDorlb Uctl) in toickcbncss.

Behold, he coineth with clouds ; and every eye shall see him,
and tliey also which pierced him : aub llU liinbrcbs of l[)C cavt\)

sl)aU xoaii becanec of l)im.

^nh tl)c kings of the corti), a\ib tl)c great men, anb tl)e
rid) men, anb tlje cl)ief captains, anb ll)e miglitn men, anb
cocrn bonbman, anb euern freeman, hid themselves in the dens

and in the rocks of the mountains ; and said to the mountains and
rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on
the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: for the great day of

his wrath is come ; and u)|)o sl)all be able to stanb ?

And thus I saw the horses in the vision, and them that sat on
them, having breast-plates of fire, and of jacinth, and brimstone :
and the heads of the horses were as the heads of lions ; and out
of their mouths issued fire and smoke and brimstone. By these
three was tl)C tl)irb part of men killed, by the fire, and by the
smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.
For their power is in their mouth, and in their tails : for their tails were
like unto serpents, and had heads, and with them they do hurt. QVnb

tl)e rest of tl)e men voliicl) roerc not killeb bn tl)cse plagues get
rcpenteb not of tl)e roorks of tljeir l)anbs, tliat they should not

worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone,
and of wood : which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk. Xcitt)er
repcnteb tlicii of ti)eir murbers, nor of tijeir sorceries, nor
of tljeir fornication, nor of tl)eir thefts.

There was war in heaven : Micliael and liis angels fought
asrainst the drasron : and the dragon fought and his angels, and
prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, tDl)icl) bcceioetl) tl)e lDl)ole tDOrlb : he was cast
out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up
out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his
horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet
were a.s the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion :
and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great au-
thority. And I saw one of his heads as it w(M-e wounded to deatii ;
and his deadly wound was healed: and all tl]e toorlb luonbereb
after tlie beast. ^Xnb tlien u)or5l)ippeb tl)e br.igon xo\)id) g.ioe
pomer unto tl)e beast: anb tl)eji u)orsl)ippeb tife beast, saying.

Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
And there was given unto liim a raoutli speaking great things and



blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and
two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God,
to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in
heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints,
and to overcome them : and power was given him ovi-r all kindreds,
and tongues, and nations, ^nb all tl)at bU3Cll UJJOU tl)C I'lirtl)

B\)aii tDorsljip l)im, U)l)Osc names arc not torittcn in the book

of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of tlie world.

And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven
vials, and talked with me, saying unto me. Come hither; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon
many waters; toitl) tDJjom tlic Uings of tl)c carti) \)avc commit-
teb fornication, anb tl)c inljabitants of tl)e cart!) I)auc been

malie brunk ujitl) tl)e ujine of l)er fornication

And he saith unto me. The waters which thou sawest, where the

whore sitteth, are peo^jlcs, anb multitttbcs, anb nations, anb

tongues And the woman which thou sawest

is that great city, tDl)icl) reiguetl) oucr tl)c kings of tl)c eartl).

And after these things I saw another angel come down from
heaven, having great power ; and the earth was lightened with his
glory. And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon
the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils,
and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and
hateful bird. For all nations l)aiie brunk of tl)c toine of tl)e
toratl) of Ijer fornication, anb tl)e kings of tl)e earti) l)aue
committeb fornication toitl) l)er, anb tl)e merclptnts of tl]e
jearti) are toaxebricl) tljrougl) tl)e abnnbance of Ijer belicacies.

And 1 heard another voice fi<jm heaven, saying, Come out of her,
my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive
not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and
God hath remembered her iniquities.

And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be
loosed out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive tl)e nations

wljicl) are in tlje four quarters of tl)e eartI], Gog and Magog,

to gather them tog^^^thcr to battle : the number of whom is as the
sand of the sea. And they went up on the breadth of the eailh,
and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city :
and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

xvii. 1, i.' 15,


xviii. 1-5.

Key. XX. 7-9.


€nnBt\\ntnuB nf liti.

ii. J 6, 17.

Gen. iii. 8-11.

iii. 16-19.

iii. 22-24.



xxvi. 27, at,


And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree
of the garden thou mayest freely eat : but of the tree of the knowl-
edge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it : for in the day
that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely bie.

And they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the
garden in the cool of the day : and Adam and his wife |)ib tljCltt-

selwes from tl)c presence of tl)c Corb (S>ob amongst the trees

of the garden. And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said
unto him, Where art thou ? And he said, I heard thy voice in
the garden, aub Jf tOCIS flfrflib, because I was naked ; and I hid
myself. And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked ?

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow

and thy conception; in sorrotD tl)ou sljiiU bring forti) cl)ilbren;

and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over
thee. And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto
the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of wliich I com-
manded thee, saying. Thou shalt not eat of it : curscb is tl)e

grounb for thy sake; in sorrou) sl)alt tl]on cat of it all tl)c
bans of tl)i] life; tljorns also anb tl)istles sl)aU it bring fortl)
tolljee; anb tljon sljalt eat tl)e l)erb of tl}c tielb:^in tl)e
sweat of tl)n face sl)alt tijon eat breab, till tl)on return nnto

tl)e gronnb ; for out of it wast thou taken : for dust thou art, and

unto bust sijalt tijou return.

And the Lord God said. Behold, the man is become as one
of us, to know good and evil : and now, lest he put forth his hand,
and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and livt; forever : theiefore

the Lord God sent l)im fortI) from tlie garben of Gcben, to till
tl)e gronnb from voljence l)e roas taken.

Si) lie dnjve out the man : and he placed at the east of the

garden of Eden cherubims, anb a flaming su)orb rol)icl) turneb
euern toan, to kee^) tl)e man of tl)c trec'of life.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against
ine, |)im mill 3 blot out of mvj book.

It' ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary

unto me ; I will destroy your high places, and cut

down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of



your idols, and mi) eoul sl)illl abl)Or you. And I will mate
your cities waste, and briny your saiietuarics unto desolation, and jj

mill not smell tl)c sauoiir of jiour scocct obours.

Speak not thou in thine heart, saying, For

my righteousness the Loid hath brought me in to possess this

land : but for tlic toickcbucss of tl)csc nations tl)c Corb botl)

brioc them out from before thee. Not for thy righteousness, or
for the uprightness of thine heart dost thou go to possess their land :

but for tl)c toidicbncss of tl)csc nations, tl)c £orb tlij] (Sob

botl) briuc tl)Cm out from before thee, and that he may perform
the word which the Lord sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with
thy fathers : and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after
the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among
them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have

made with them. Then mi] angcr sl)aU bc kinblcb against
tliem in tl)al ban, anb Jl roill forsake tl)c>n, anb 3 mil l)ibe

mil face fx'Om tl)Cm, ^nd they shall be devoured, and many evils
and troubles shall befall them, so that they will say in that day.
Are not these evils come upon us, because 0ur (60b is UOt among
US ? And I will surely |)ibc mn fucc in that day for all the evils
which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other

Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast
forgotten (rod that formed thee. And when the Lord saw it, he
abhorred them, because of the jirovoking of his sons, and of his

daughters. And he said, S toill l)ibc mn face from tljem, I

will see Avhat their end shall be : for they are a very froward gene-
ration, children in whom is no faith. They have moved me to
jealousy with that which is not God; they have |)rOUOkeb mc tO
anger with their vanities.

He will keep the feet of his saints, and tl)e toickcb sl)all be
silent in barkneSS ; for by strength shall no man prevail. (Jl)e

abuersaries of tl)e Corb sl)all be broken to pieces ; out of

heaven shall he thunder upon them : the Lord shall judge the ends
of the earth ; and he shall give strength unto his king, and exalt
the horn of his Anointed.

And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid,
and his heart greatly trembled. And when Saul inquired of the
Lord, tlje Corb ansroercb Ijim not, neither by dreams, nor by
Urim, nor by prophets

And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to
bring me up ? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed ; for the
Philistines make war against me, anb (5ob is bcpurteb from

me, anh ansrocretl] me no more, neither by prophets, nor by

dreams : therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest make known

Deut. Ix. 4, 5.

xxxi. 16-18.

xxxii. 18-21.

1 Saimiel,
ii. 9, 10.

1 Samuel,

xxviii. 5, (5,





2 Kings,
xxi. 14, 15.

1 Chronicles,
xxiiii. 9.

Ezra, viii. 22.

Ezra, ix. 7.

Job, iv. 8, 9.

Job, V. 3-5.

viii. 1 1-20.

unto me what I shall do. Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost
thou ask of me, scciitg tl)c Covb is bcpnvtcb from tl)cc, mxb
is become tl)inc cncmg ? And the Lord hath done to hira, as
he spake by me : for the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine
hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to David : because thou
obevedst not the voice of the Lord, nor executedst his fierce wrath
upon Araalek, tlierefore hath the Lord done this thing unto thee
this day. Moreover, the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee
into the hand of the Philistines : and to-morrow shalt thou and
thy sons be with me : the Lord also shall deliver the host of Is-
rael into the hand of the Philistines.

Jl toill forsake tl)e remnant of mine inljeritance, and de-
liver them into the hand of their enemies ; and they shall become
a prey and a spoil to all their enemies ; because they have done
that which was evil in my sight, and have :pr0l10keb me tO on^
gcr, since the day their fathers came forth out of Egyjjt, even unto
this day.

Thou, Solomon my son, know thou the God of thy father,
and serve him with a perfect heart, and with a willing mind : for
the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imagina-
tions of the thoughts : if thou seek him, he will be found of thee :

but if thou forsake him, l)e ujiU cast tl)ce off forencr.

The hand of our God is upon all them for good that seek him ;

but 1)13 potDcr anb l)is roratl) is against all tl)em tl}at forsake

Since the days of our fathers have we been in a great trespass

unto this day; aixb for our iniquities Ijane roe, onr kings, mib
our ^iriests, been lieUycrcb into tlje Ijanii of tl)e kings of tl)e

lanbs, to the sword, to captivity, and to a spoil, and to confusion
of face, as it is this day.

Even as I have seen, tliey that plough iniquity, and sow wick-
edness, reap tl)e same. By the blast of God they perish, and by
the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.

I have seen the foolish taking root : but suddenly I cursed his
habitation. His children are far from safety, and they are crushed
in the gate, neither is there any to deliver them. Whose harvest
the Imngry eateth up, and taketli it even out of the thorns, and the
robber svvalloweth up their substance.

Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow with-
out water? Whilst it is yet in his greenness, and not cut down, it
wilhereth befi:)re anv othei' herb. So are the paths of all that for-
get (Jod ; and tl)e l)iipocvitc'5 l)0}jc sljall pcrisl) : u,il)05e l)o;)e
shall be cut off, anb U3l)05e trust sl)all be a spiber's toeb.

He siiall jean upon his house, l)Ut it shall not stand: he shall Iiold
it fast, but it shall not endure. He is green before the sun, and his
branch shooteth forth in his garden. His roots are wrapped about



the Leap, and seeth the place of stones. If he destroj' liim from
his place, then it shall deny him, saying, I have not seen thee.
Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others
grow. Behold, God will not cast away a perfect man, ncitl)Cr Ujill
\)c l)cl|) tl}c coil bocrs.

(j;i)cji tijat Ijatc tljec sl)all be dotl)c5 mill) sljamt; and the

dwelling-place of the wicked shall come to nought.

The eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape,

and tl)cir l)opc sl)aU be as tl)c giuing np of tl)c gl)ost.

The wicked man travaileth with pain all his days, and the
number of years is hidden to the oppressor. % brcabflll SOUUb
is in l)is cars : in prosperity the destroyer shall come upon him.
He believeth not that he shall return out of darkness, and he is
waited for of the sword. He waiidereth abroad for bread, saying.

Where is it? []c kuotDctl) tl)at tl)c ha\) of bai-jiucss is reabn at
l)ig l)aitb. (Trouble aub anguisl) sljall make l)im afraib;
tl)C2 sljall prcuail against l)im, as a king reabn to ll)e battle.

He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance

contiime, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the
earth. He shall not depart out of darkness ; the flame shall dry
up his branches, and by the breath of his mouth shall he go away.
Let not liim that is deceived trust in vanity : for oanittt sljall bc
\)'\B recompense. It shall be accomplished before his time, and
his branch shall not be green. He shall shake oif his unripe grape
as the vine, and shall cast otf his flower as the olive. For the con-
gregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume
the tabernacles of bribery.

Yea, i\]c ligl)t of tl)c ujickeb sl)all bc pnt ont, and the
spark of his fire shall not shine. The light shall be dark in his
tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him. The steps of
his strength shall be straitened, and his own counsel shall cast him
down. For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walketh
upon a snare. The gin shall take him by the heel, and the robber
shall prevail against him. The snare is laid for him in the ground,
and a trap for him in the way. Terrors shall make him afraid on
every side, and shall drive him to his feet. His strength shall be
hunger-bitten, and destruction shall be ready at his side. It shall
devour the strength of his skin : even the first-born of death shall
devour his strength, tjis coufibciice sliail be rootcb out of Ijis
tabernacle, anb it sl}all bring l]im to tbe king of terrors. It

shall dwell in his tabernacle, because it is none of his: brimstone
shall be scattered upon his habitation. His roots shall be dried up
beneath, and above shall his branch be cut off. His remembrance
shall perish from the earth, and he shall have no name in the street.

^c sl)all bc briuen from ligl)t into barkncss, anb cljascb ont

of tl)e tDOrlb. He shall neither have son nor nephew among his
people, nor any remaining in his dwellings. They that come after

Job, viii. 22.

Job, xi. 20.


XV. 20-24,


xviii. 5-21.



Job, XX. 4-29.

xxvii. H, 9.

him shall be astonied at his day, as they that went before were
aft righted.

Surely such are the dwellings of the wicked, and this is the
place of him that knoweth not God.

Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon earth,
that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the
hypocrite but for a moment ? Though his excellency mount up to
the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds ; BCt \)C sl)ijll
perisi) forCDCr like l)is own bung : they which have seen him
shall say, Where is he ? He shall fly away as a dream, and shall

not be found : yea, l)c sljoll bc cl)ascb amax) as a oision of tlje

nigl)t. The eye also which saw him shall see him no more ; nei-
ther shall his place any more behold him. His children shall seek
to please the poor, and his hands shall restore their goods. His
bones are full of the sin of his youth, which shall lie down with
him in the dust. Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth,
though he hide it under his tongue ; though he spare it, and for-
sake it not ; but keep it still within his mouth : yet his meat in his
bowels is turned, it is the gall of asps within him. He hath swal-
lowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again : God shall
cast them out of his belly. He shall suck the poison of asps :
the viper's tongue shall slay him. ^c sl)all not SCe tl)C tiocrs,

tl)e floobs, tl)e brooks of fjoncn anb butter. That which he

laboured for shall he restore, and shall not swallow it down : ac-
cording to his substance shall the restitution be, and he shall not
rejoice therein. Because he hath oppressed and hath forsaken
the poor ; because he hath violently taken away an house which
he builded not ; surely he shall not feel quietness in his belly, he
shall not save of that which he desired. There shall none of his
meat be left ; therefore shall no man look for his goods, jju

tl)c fulness of Ijis suffuicncii l)e 5l)all bc in straits : cwcrn
l)anb of tl)c uiickeb sl)aU come upon l)im. lDI)cnl)c is about
to fill l)is bcllp, ©ob 6l)all cast tl)c furn of l)is lyratl) upon
l)im, anb sljall rain it upon Ijim u)l)ilc l)c is eating- He shall

flee from the iron weapon, and the bow of steel shall strike him
through. It is drawn, and cometh out of the body ; yea, the glit-
tering sword Cometh out of his gall : terrors are upon him. All
darkness shall be hid in his secret places : a firc not blocon sljall
consume l]im ; it shall go ill with him that is left in his taber-
nacle. The heaven shall reveal his iniquity ; and the earth shall
rise up against him. The increase of his house shall depart, and
his goods shall flow away in the day of his wrath.

This is the portion of a wicked man from God, and the herit-
age a])puiiitt'd unto him by God.

U3l}at is tl}C l)opc of tl)e bupocrite, though he hath gained,
toljcn ^!>oii takctl) axoax) l)is so'ul ? Will God hear his cry when
trouble cometh upon him ? Though he heap up



silver as the dust, and prepare raiment as the clay ; he may pre-
pare it, but the just shall put it on, and the innocent shall divide
the silver. He buildeth his house as a moth, and as a booth that
the keeper raaketh. ^\)e rlcl) miUt sl)all lic boCDlt, but l)e

sl)nll not be gatlicrcii : lie opcncti) Ijis cijes, nub l)c is not.
(terrors take l)olb on Ijim as raaters, a tempest stealetl] l)im
aronn in tl)e nigijt. ®l)c east roinb carrietl) l)im aroan, luib
[)c bepartetl) : linb as a storm l)urlctl) l)im out of i)is "place.

For God shall cast upon him, and not spare : he would fain flee

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