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whil.i they are yet speaking, 1 will hear. The wolf and the lamb
shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock :



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and dust shall be the serpent's "moat. They fihall not hurt nor de-
stroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.

I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith the
Lord. For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will
make, shall remain before me, saith the Lord, so shall your seed
and your name remain. And it shall come to pass, that. from one
new-moon to anotiiej-, and from one sabbath to another, shall all
flesh come to worship before me, saith the Lord.

I will set up one Shepherd over them, and he shall feed
them, even my servant David ; he shall feed them, and he shall

be their shepherd. QV-ub 3 l\)c Corb mill lic tijcir iJ?ob, anb
tnn scruant Diuiili a iirincc among them; I the Lord have
spoken it.

And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will
cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land : and tliey shall dwell
safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods. And I will make
them and the places round about my hill a blessing ; and I will
cause the shower to come down in his season ; there shall be
showers of blessing. And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit,
and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in
their land, and shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken
the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of
those that served themselves of them. And they shall no more be
a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beasts of the land devour
them ; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them
afraid. And I will i-aise up for them a plant of renown, and they
shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear
the shame of the heathen any more. Thus shall they know that
I the Lord their God am with them, and that they, even the house
of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord God. And ye my flock,
the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the
Lord God.

Say unto them. Thus saith the Lord God ; Behold, I will take
the childi'en of Israel from among the heathen, whither they be
gone, and Avill gather them on every side, and bring tliem into
their own land: and I will make them one nation in the land npon
the mountains of Israel ; ami one king shall be king to them all ■
and they shall be no more two nations, neither shall they be divid-
ed into two kingdoms any more at all : neither shall they defile
themselves any more with their idols, nor with their tletestable
things, nor with any of their transgressions : but I will save them
out of all their dwelliiig-j^laces, wherein they have sinned, and will
cleanse them ; so shall they be my people, and I will be their God.

^nb Dainb mvj Gcrinint sljall be king ovcv tijem ; anb tljen all
sl)all l)atie cini'slicpljeib : tl)en oljall also ujalk in mn jifbg-
ments, anb obserue mn statutes, anb ho tl)em. And they
shall dwell in the land that 1 have given unto Jacob my servant,



Isaiah,
Ixvi. 21-23.



Ezekiel,
xxxiv. 23-31.



Exekiel,
xxxvii. 21.



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Dan. vii. 18.



Dan. vii. 27,



Dan. xii. 1-3.



Hosea,
ii. 16-20.

1 That is,
My husband.

2 That is,
My God.



Joel,
iii. 17-21.



wherein your fathers have dwelt, and they shall dwell therein, even
they, and their children, and their childi-en's children foiever : and
my servant David shall be their prince forever. Moreover I will
make a covenant of peace with them ; it shall be an everlastino-
covenant with them : and I will place them, and multiplv them,
and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore, liln

tabcrmuk also sljall be raitl) tijem : yea, I will be their God,

and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I
the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the
midst of them for evermore.

The saints of the Most Hio'h shall take the kino-dom, and
possess the kingdom forever, etJCU forcwcr nub CDCr.

And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the
kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of
the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting king-
dom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince
which standeth for the children of thy people ; and there shall be
a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even
to that same time : and at that time thy people shall be delivered,
every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of
them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to eucr-
lasting life, find some to shame and everlasting contempt. QVnb

tlicii tl)tit be wise, sijall sl)inc as tlje bnt)l)tness of tl)e tirma-
Itteut ; and they that turn many to righteousness as tlie stars for-
ever and ever.

And it shall be at that day, saith the Lord, that thou shalt
call me Ishi' ; and shalt call me no more Baali'^ For I will take
away the names of Baalim out of her mouth, and they shall no more
be remembered by their name. And in that day will I make a
covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of
heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground : and I will
break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and
will make them to lie down safely, '^xxii J loill bctroti) tijee llUtO
ntC fovCUCV; yea, I will betroth thee uuti) me in rigliteuusuess, and
in judgment, and in loving-kindness, and in mercies. 1 will even
betroth thee unto me in faithfulness : and thou shalt know the Lord.

So shall ye know that I am the Lord your God dwelling in
Zion, my holy mountain: tl)cn sl)all Jerusalem be l)olll, and
there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

And it shall come to pass in that day, that the mountains shall
drop down new wine, and the hills shall How with milk, and all the
rivers of Judah shall fiow with waters, and a fountain shall come
forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water tlie valley of Shittim.
Egyi>t shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilder-
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have shed innocent blood in their land. But iFubal) sljilU blDcU
forcucr, aiib Jerusalem from generation to generation. For
I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed: for the Lord
dwelleth in Zion.

The remnant of Israel shall not do iniquity, nor speak lies ;
neither shall a deceitful tongue be found in their mouth : for then
sljall feeb nnb lie boron, anb none sljall make tl)em afraib.

Sing, daughter of Zion ; shout, U Israel ; be glad and re-
joice with all the heart, O daughter of Jerusalem. The Lord hath
taken away thy judgments, he hath cast out thine enemy : the king
of Israel, even the Lord, is in the midst of thee : tl]Ott sl]alt not
see Cuil ann more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem,
Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack. The
Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty ; he Avill save, he will
rejoice over thee with joy; 1)C toill rest in l)is looe, l)e mill JOJI

ovcx tl)ee roitl) singing.

He that believeth on the Son hath enerlasting life : and he
that believeth not the Son shall not see life ; but the wrath of God
abideth on him.

Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this
water shall thirst again : but whosoever drinketh of the water that
I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that T shall give
him shall be in him a well of water springing up into eucrlast-

ing life.

Blessed are the pure in heart: for tl)en sljall see ©ob.

Swear not at all : neither by heaven ; for it IS (J?ob's
tljrone : nor by the earth : for it is his footstool.

Lay not up for yourseh^es treasures upon earth, where moth
and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal :
but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, rol)Cre neither moth
nor rust both corrupt, anb rohere thicoes bo not break
through uor steal.

Fear not, little flock ; for it is your Father's good pleasure to
give you the kingdom. Sell that ye have, and give alms ; provide
yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasui-e in the heavens that
failetl) not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

The Son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall
gather out of his kingdom all things that oft'end, and them which
do iniquity : and shall cast them into a furnace of fire : there shall
be wailing and gnashing of teeth. QL[)Cn shall thc rightCOUS

shiue forth «s the sun in the kingbom of their -father.

Verily, verily, I say unto you. He that believeth on me hath
CUerlasting life. I am that bread of life. Your fathers did eat
manna in the wilderness, and are dead. This is the bread which
cometli down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, anb not



Zephaniah,
iii. 13-1-7.



Joel, iii. 3G.



John,
iv. 13, 14.



aiatt. V. 8.

Matthew,
V. 34, 35.

Matthew,
vi. Ill, -20.



Luke,
xii. 32, 33.



Matthew,
xiii. 41-43.



John,
vi. 47-51.



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MaUhew,
rviii. 8, 9.



Matthew,
xviii. 10.



Matthew,
XXV. 31, 34.



John,viii.51.
John, X. 16.



Luke,
xiii. 5!9.



Luke,
xviii. ^9, 30,



Luke,
XX. 31-36.



John, xii. 26.



John,
xiv. 1-3.



bic. I am the living bread wliicli came down from heaven : if any
man eat of this bread, he shall live forever : and the bread that I
will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

If thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast
them from thee ; it is better for thee to enter into life halt or
maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into
everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out and
cast it from thee : it is better for thee tO cntcr into life with one
eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire.

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones : for I
say unto you, that in l)eaiicn tlicir angels bo oltnaiis beljolb tlje
ftue of m^ -fatl)cr uil)icl) is in l)caucn.

When the Son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy
angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.
Then shall the king say unto them on his right hand. Come, ye
blessed of my Father, inherit tl]e kincjliom prepared for JlOtt

from tl)c foundation of tl)e toorlb.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, l)e
sl)aU ncDcr see beatl).

And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold ; them
also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice : mib t\)CXC sljall
be one folb, anb one sl)epl)crb.

They shall come from the east, and from the west, and from
the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom
of God.

There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren,
or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, who shall not
receive manifold more in this present time, avib in tl)C tuorlb tO

come life cuerlasting.

The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage :
but they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and
the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in mar-
riage : neither can they die any more : for they are equal unto the
angels ; a\ib Ore tl)C cl)ilbren of (Sob, being the children of the
resurrection.

If any man serve me, let him follow me; a\\b where 3 om,
tl)crc sl)all also mn seruant be. If any man serve me, him will
my Father honour.

Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, believe also
in me. In my Father's house are many mansions : if it were not
.so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And
if I go and prepare a place for you, JT toill come again anb re-
ceinc mn unto mnsclf ; tl)at roiiere 3 am, tl)cre rje mau be
also.



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This is life eternal, tljiit tl)i"n migljt knointl]cc tl)C ouln true
(Sob, ttitb Jesus (jrijrist luljom tl)ou l)ast scut.

Neither pra}' I fur these aUmc; hut them also which shall be-
lieve on me tliroug-h their word : that they all maybe one; as
thou, Father, art in me, and T in thee, that they also may be one
ill us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 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 tliey
may be made perfect in one ; and that the world may know that
thou hast sent ine, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.
Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, bc U)itl)
tnc toljCVC J 0111 ; that they may behold my glory, which thou
hast given me : for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the
world.

Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; tl)OU sl}alt

make mc full of jon m\t\) tlju couutcuaucc.

To every man according to his deeds : to them who by patient
continuance in well-doing, seek for glory, and li(Miour, and immor-
tality ; eternal life.

©loru, Ijouour, anis pence, to cnern ii. an tl)at toork-

£tl) QOob : to the Jew first, and also to the Gentiic.

Being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our
Lord Jesus Christ: by whom also we have access by faith into this
grace wherein we stand, anb rcjoice iir l)Opc of tl)C glorii
of (3oh.

They which receive abundance of grace, and of the gift of
righteousness, sljall rcicju iu life bn one, Jesus (J3i)rist.

Now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness, aixh tljC CUb CUerlastiug life.

For the wages of sin is death : but the gift of God is eternal
life, through Jesus Christ our Loi'd.

The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are
the children of God: and if children, then heirs: l)cirs of (J5ob,
anb joint-bcirs UJitI) (!ri)rist; if so be that we sutler with him,
that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the
sufterings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with
the glory which shall be revealed in us.

The creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondao-e
of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

Whom he did foreknow, be also did predestinate to be con-
formed to the image of his Son, that he might be the fiist-born
among many brethren. Moreover, whom he did predestinate, thein
he also called : and whom he called, tluMn Iw also justified : and

whom he justified, tijcm l)e ulso glonficb.



John, xvii. 3.



John,
xvii. 2U-24.



Acts, ii. 28.



Rom. ii. 7.



Rom. ii. 10.



Rom. V. 1, 2.



Rom. V. 17.



Romans,
vi.2-',23.



Romans,
viii. lG-18.



Rom. viii.21.



Romans,
viii. 2S), 30.



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1 Cor. ii. 9.



1 Corinth.

xiii. 8-1-J.



2 Corinth.

iv. 17, 18,

V. i-6.



Gal. iv. 6, •



Philippi.ans,
i. i;l-23.



Col. iii. 4.



1 The.tsalon.
iv. 16, 17.



Eye liatli not seen, nor ear heai'd, neither liave entered into
tlie heart of man, the tilings which God hath prepared for tlieni
that love him.

Cliarity never feileth : but whether tliere be prophecies, tliev
shall tail ; whether there be tongues, they shall cease ; whether
there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in jiart,
and we pri){(liesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come,
then that which is in part sliall be done away. When I was a
child, I spake as a eliild, I understood as a child. I thought as a
child : but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For
now we see through a glass, darkly; blU tljCU fiicc tO fiTCC : now
I know in part; l3lU tl)CU sljixll J kU0U3 CUCU US ttlso J am

knoiuu.

Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for

us a far more ci^cccbing a\\b eternal loeigljt of cilorti. While

we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which

are not seen: for the tl)iuci5 U3l)icl) are Seen are temjioral;
but t!ie tijings u)l)icl) are not seen are eternal.

For we know that if oui' eartlilv house cf this tabernacle were

dissolved, voc Ijane a builbing of <Sob, an house notmabc miti)

Ijanfts, eternal in tlje l)eaticns. For in this we groan, earnestly
(U'siring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven :
If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we
that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened : not for that
we would be unclothedf but clothed upon, that mortality might be
swallowed up of life.

Now he that hath wrouo'ht us for the self-same thino- is God,
who also hath given' unto us the earnest of the Spirit. Therefore
we are always confident, knowing that whilst we are at home in
the body, we are absent from the Lord : (for we walk by faith, not
by sight :) we ai-e confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent
from the body, and to be present with the Lord.

Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his
Son into your hearts, crying. Abba, Father. U31)erefore tijon art

no more a seruant, bnt a son; anh if a son, tl)en an Ijeirof
©ob througl) Qlhrist.

To ine to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I live in
the flesh, this is the fruit of my labour : yet what I shall choose I
wot not. For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to de-
part, anii to be toitl) CCljrist; which is far better.

When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, tl) en sl)all \K also
ajjpear loitl) l)im in glorn-

The Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout,
with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God : and
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main shall be caught up too-ether with them in the clouils, to meet

the Lord ill the air: a\xb 53 slj.ill voc cucr be U3itl) tl)c t!ovb.

It is a righteous thing with Ciot] to recompense tribulation to
them that trouble you; aub lo ijon.ujlio arc troublcb, rcst U)itl)
us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his
iiiiirhtv ano'els.

Therefore I endure all things for the elect's sakes, that they
may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus tDitI) Ctcriial

glory.

It is a faithful saying : For if we be dead with him, we shall
also live with him: if we suffer, u)C sl)aU also rcigii tuiti) l]im.

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have
kept thefaitli : l)cnccfortl) il)cvc io Liib itp for mc a crorau of
rigl)tconsncos, iDl)icl) tl)C Hoxh, tl)c rigljtcous jubgc, sl)aU

gioc inc Ht tl)at bin : and not to me only, but unto all thein also
ihat love his appearing.

We which have believed bo CUtcr iutO rcst, as he said, As
I have sworn in mv wrath, if they shall enter into my rest : although
the works were tiuished from the foundation of the world. . .
. . . For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not after-
ward have spoken of another day.

(Eljcre rcmaiucti) tl)crcforc a rest to tl)c people of (Sob.

For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his
own works, as God did from his.

Ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the
spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that lie l)rtue ill

IjeaiH-u a better aub an eubnring substunce.

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great
recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that after
ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For
yet a little while, and be that shall come will come, and will not
tarry.

By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place
which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed ; and he
went out not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in
the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in taber-
nacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same prom-
ise: for l)e lookeb for a citn ujl)ici) l)atl) fonnbations, whose

builder and maker is (iod.

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but
havino- seen them afar off, and were persuaded of tliem, and em-
braced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims
on the earth. For they that say such things declare plainly that
they seek a country. And triilv, if they had been mindful of that
country from whence they came out, they might have had oppor-



2 Thess. i. 7.



2 Timothy,
ii. 10-12.



2 Tiniotliy,
iv. 7, 8.



Hebrews,
iv. 3, 8-10.



Hebrews,
X. 34-37.



Hebrews,
.\1. S-10.



Hebrews,
xi. 13- Hi.



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Hebrews,
xii. 2^-24.



Hebrews,

xii. 215, -28.



Heb. xiii. 14.
James, i. I'i.



1 Peter,
1. 3-5.



J Peter,
iv. IX



1 Peter,
V. 2-4.



2 Peter,
iii. 13.



1 John, ii.-i,
1 John, iii. S.



tunity to ]iave retiiined. But itouj tl)cr} bcsirc a bcttcr ronn-
trn, tl]at is, an lieaucnln : lolicrcforc &oh is not asl)amcb to
be cuUcb tl)cir &oh, for \y: ijat!) prcparcb for tl}cm a citn.

Ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living
God. tlie heavenly Jerusal.'in, anh to (in innumerable compnnn
of angels, to tl)e general assembln anh cl)urcl) of tlie tlrst-
born, rDl)icl) arc ruritten in l)eaycn7anb to (*?ob tlie ilubgeof
all, anh to the spirits of justmenmabc perfect, anb to Jesus
tl}c mediator of tl)c ncu) cooenant, and to the blood of sjnink-

ling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Now he hath promised saying. Yet once more I shake not the
earth only, but also heaven. And this word, yet once more, sig-
nifieth the i-emoving of those things that are shaken, as of things
that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may re-
main. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom toljicl) cannot be moucb,
let us liave grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably, witlj
reverence and godly fear.

Here we have no continuing citjl, but we seek one to come.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation : for when he is
tried, he shall receive tl)e croVDU of life, which the Lord hath
promised to them that love him.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again
unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the

dead, to an inlicritancc incorruptible, anh unbcfUeb, anb tl)at
fabcti) not aman, rcserueb in Ijcauen for nou, who are kept by

the power of God through faith unto salvation.

Rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings ;
that, when his glory shall be revealed, nc man bc ghlb ulso toitl)

cxccebing jon.

Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the over-
sight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly ; not for filthy lucre,
but of a ready mind ; neither as being lords over God's heritage,
but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd
shall appear, ye shall receive a crouju of glorn tl)at fabctl) not
atoaji.

We, according to his promise, look for nctD IjCancUS Unb a

new cartl), raljerein bujcllcti) riglitcousness.

This is the promise that he hath promised us, cvcn Ctcmal
life.

Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet ap-
pear what we shall be : but tDc knotu tl)at, w\)cn l)c sl]all appear,
ujc sl)all be like l)im ; for use sl)aU sec l)im as l)c is.



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Unto hi in that lovctl us, and wiishod us from our sins in his

own blood, aixb IjiUl) wuxhc us kings anh priests unto l5ob
anb I]is i^Utljer; to him be glory and dominion forever and ever.
Amen.

To him that ovcrcdmeth will I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Be thou fiiithful unto death, anb 3 mill giuc tl)cc a croron
of life.

He that overcoraeth, and keepetl. my works unto the end, to
him will I give power over the nations, and he shall rule them
Avith a rod of iron ; as the vessels of a potter shall they he broken
to shivers: even as I received of my Father, '^nb 3 U)iU gioc

l)im tl)c morning star.

Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled
their garments; anh tl)cn sl)aU toalk U)itl) mc in tnljitc : for
they are worthy.

lie that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white
raiment ; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life,
but 1 will confess his name before my Father, and before his
angels.

Behold, I come quickly : hold that fVist which thou hast, that
no man take thy crown. Him that overcometh will I make a
pillar in the temple of my God, anii \)C sl)aU go UO morc out :
and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of
the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down
out of heaven from my God : and 1 will write upon liim my new
name.

To him that overcometh wdll I grant to sit U)itl) VXC iu Win
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