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CH A P. XVIII. 1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his Wife and two Sons : 7 Moses entertaineth bim, 13 and accepteth his Counsel.
CH A P. XIX. : The People come to Sinai. 3 God's Message to the People
out of the Mount : 8 Their Answer returned. 16 The fearful Presence of God upon the Mount. Ver. ITN the third Month, when the Children of Israel
fame Day came they into the Wilderness of Sinai.
2 For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the Defart of Sinai, and had pitched in the Wilderness, and there Israel camped before the Mount.
3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out of the Mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say unto the House of Jacob, and tell the Children of Israel;
4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I BARE you on Eagle's Wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 i Now therefore, if ye
i isa. xliii. 1 Now thus faith the will obey my Voice indeed,
Lord that created thee, O JACOB,
and he that formed thee, O ISRAEL, and keep my COVENANT, Fear not: for I have REDEEMED thee, then
thou art MINE. TREASURE unto me above
2 When thou pasest through the all People : for all the Earth WATERS, I will be WITH THEE ; and is mine.
through the Rivers they shall not
overflow thee : when thou waikest through the Fire, thou shalt not be burnt ; neither shall the Flame kindle upon thee. 3 For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy SAVIOUR. I/a. xli
. & But thou Israel art my Servant, Jacob whom I have chosen, the Seed of ABRAHAM my Friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from the Ends of the Earth, and called thee from the chief Ends thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my SERVANT, I have chosen thee, and got cast thee away.
i John iii. i Behold what manner of Love the Father hath BESTOWED upon us, that we should be CALLED the Sons of God: therefore the World knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Now are we the Sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know, that when he shal! APPEAR, Wc shall be like him, for
shall see him as he is.
as he is pure
3 And every Man that hath this Hope in him, PURIFIETH himself, even
Col. i. 12 Giving Thanks unto the FATHER, which hath made us MEET to be PartAKERS of the INHERITANCE of the SAINTS in Light :
13 Who hath DELIVERED us from the Power of Darkness, and hath translated us into the KINGDOM of his DEAR Son.
14 In whom we have KEDEMPTION through his BLOOD, even the FORGIVENESS of SINS.
6 k And ye shall be unto * 1 Pet ii. 9 Ye are a CHOSEN GEme a Kingdom of PRIESTS,
NERATION, a ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an
HOLY Nation, a PECULIAR PEOPLE, and an HOLY Nation. These that ye should shew forth the PRAISES are the Words which thou of him who hath called you out of shalt speak unto the Children Darkness into his marvellous Light.
10 Which in time paft were not a of Israel.
People, but are now the People of 7 And Moses came and God: which had not obtained MERcalled for the Elders of the cy, but now have obtained Mercy.
11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you People, and laid before their as Strangers and PILGRIMS, abstain Faces all these Words which from FLESHLY Lusts, which war athe LORD commanded him.
gainst the Soul;
Rev. i. 4 Grace be unto you, and 8 And all the People an- Peace from him which is, and which swered together, and said, All was, and which is to COME; that the LORD hath spoken, the FAITHFUL Witness, and the First
s And from Jesus CHRIST, who is we will do. And Moses re BEGOTTEN of the Dead, and the PRINCE turned the Words of the Peo- of the Kings of the EARTH : unto
him that LOVED us, and WASHED us ple unto the LORD.
from our Sins in his own BLOOD, 9 And the Lord said unto 6 And hath made us KINGS and Moses, Lo, I come unto Priests unto God and his father ;
to him be GLORY and DOMINION for thee in a thick Cloud, that ever and ever. the People may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And MOSES told the Words of the People unto the LORD.
10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the People, and SANCTIFY them To-day and To-morrow, and let them wash their Cloaths,
1 And be ready against the third Day : for the third Day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the People upon Mount Sinai.
12 And thou shalt set Bounds unto the People round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the Mount, or touch the Border of it: whosoever TOUCHETH the Mount, shall be surely put to Death.
13 There shall not an Hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or fhot through; whether it be Beast or Man, it shall not live : when the TRUMPET soundeth long, they shall come up to the Mount.
14 And Moses went down from the Mount unto the People, and SANCTIFIED the People, and they washed their Cloaths.
15 And he said unto the People, Be ready against the third Day: come not at your Wives.
16 And it came to pass on the third Day in the Morning, that there were THUNDERS and Lightnings, and a thick CLOUD upon the Mount, and the VOICE of the Trumpet EXCEEDING LOUD; fo that all the People that was in the Camp TREMBLED.
17 And Mofes brought forth the People out of the Camp to meet with God, and they stood at the nether Part of the Mount.
18 ! And Mount SINAI Heb. xii. 18 Ye are not come to was altogether on a SMOKE, and that BURNED with Fire, nor un
the MOUNT that might be touched, because the LORD DESCEND to BLACKNESS, and DARKNESS, and Ed upon it in FIRE: and the TEMPEST.
19 And the Sound of a TRUMPET, Smoke thereof ascended as and the Voice of Words, which the Smoke of a Furnace, and Voice they that heard, intreated the whole MOUNT
that the Word should not be spoken
to them any more : greatly.
20 (For they could not ENDURE 19 And when the Voice that which was COMMANDED. And if of the TRUMPET founded so much as a Beast touch the Moun
tain, it shall be stoned, or thrust long, and waxed louder and through with a Dart. louder, MOSES (pake, and 21 And 10 TERRIBLE was ibe Sight, God answered him by a
that Moses laid, I exceedingly FEAR
and QUAKE) Voice.
22 But ye are come unto Mount 20 And the LORD came Sion, and unto the City of the li•
VING God, the HEAVENLY JERUSAdown upon Mount SINAI,
IEM, and to an innumerable Comon the Top of the Mount: pany of ANGELS. and the LORD called Moses 23 To the General ASSEMBLY and
CHURCH of the FIRST. BORN, which up to the Top of the Mount,
are written in HEAVEN, and to God and Moses went up.
the Judge of all, and to the SPIRITS 21 And the LORD said of just Men made PERFECT.
24 And to Jesus the MEDIATOR of unto Moses, Godown, charge the New COVENANT, and to the BLOOD the People, left they break of SPRINKLING, that t; eaketh BETTER through unto the Lord to Things than that of ABøl.
25 See that ye REFUSE not him that gaze, and many of them pe- SPEAKETH : for if they ESCAPED Dot, rish.
who refused him that SPAKE ON EARTH, 22 And let the Priests much more thall not we escape, if
WE TURN away from him that speakalso which come near to the Eth from HEAVEN : LORD, SANCTIFY themselves, 26 Whose Voice then shook the left the Lord break forth up
EARTH : but now he hath promised, on them.
24 And the LORD said saying, Yet once more I SHAKE noc
the Earth only, but also HEAVEN. unto him, Away, get thee
27 And this WORD, Yet once more, down, and thou shalt come fignifieth the REMOVING of those up, thou, and Aaron with Things that are shAKEN, as of the thee : but let not the Priests Things which cannot be shaken may
Things that ARE MADE, that those and the People break through, REMAIN. to come up unto the LORD,
28 Wherefore we RECEIVING a KING
DOM which cannot be MOVED, ler us left he break forth upon them. have Grace, whereby we may serve
25 So Moses went down God acceptably, with REVERENCE unto the People, and spake
and GODLY FEAR.
29 For our God is a CONSUMING unto them.
CH A P. XX.
I The Ten Commandments. 22 Idolatry forbidden. 24 Of
what Sort the Altar should be.
NDm God fpake m Marth. v, 17 Think not that I all these Words,
am come to destroy the Law or the
PROPHETS : I am not come to desaying,
stroy, but to FULFIL. 2 I am the LORD thy God,
Matib, xix. 17 If thou wilt ENTER
into Life, KEEP the COMMANDMENTS. which have brought thee out
Rom. vii. 12 The Law is HOLY, and of the Land of Egypt, out of the COMMANDMENT HOLY, and just, the House of Bondage.
John siv. 21 He that hath my ComMANDMENTS and keepeth them, He it is that Loveth me.
" Marth. iv. 1o Thou shalt WORSHIP 1. Ver. 3I992 n shalt habe no other Gods be: the LORD thy God, and him only
shalt thou SERVE. fore me.
Mark xii. 30 Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy HEART, and with all thy Soul, and with all thy MIND, and with all thy STRENGTH.
John xvii. 3 This is LIFE ETERNAL, that they might know thee, the only TRUE God, and JESUS CHRIST whom thou haft rent.
Heb. xi. 6 Without Faith it is impoflible to PLEASE God : for he that comech to God, mult BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a REWARDER of them that DILIGENTLY SEEK him.
Psal. xix. 1 The HEAVENS declare the GLORY of God : and the FIRMAMENT Theweth his handy WORK.
2 Day unto Day utterech Speech, and Night unto Night sheweth Knowledge.
3 There is no Speech nor Language, where their Voice is not heard.
Marin, xi. 27 No Man knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any Man the Father, save the Son, and be to whomsoever the Son will REVEAL him.
1 Cor. i. 21 For after that, in the Wisdom of God, the World by Wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the Foolithness of preaching to save them that believe.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9 And thou, Solomon my Son, know thou the God of thy FATHERS, and SERVE him with a PERFECT HEART, and with a WILLING MIND : for the LORD SEARCHETH all HEARTs, and understandeth all the Imaginations of the Thoughts : if shou seek him, he will be FOUND of thee; but if thou FORSAKE him, he will cast thee off for ever.
II. 4 Thou shalt not make ° 1 Cor. x. 14 My dearly beloved, unto thee any Gaben Image,
FLEE from IDOLATRY. 02 any Libenels of any Thing the TEMPLE of God, with Idols,
2 Cor. vi. 16 What Agreement hath that is in Hcaven above, 0% 1 John v. 21 Little Children, keep that is in the Earth beneath, yourselves from Idols. 0; that is in the Water under John iv, 24 God is a SPIRIT, and the Earth.
they that WORSHIP him, must worship
him in Spirit, and in TRUTH, 5 k hou shalt not bow down
I Cor. 8.7 Neither be IDOLATERS, thyself to theni, noz serve them: as were some of them. foz I the Lord thy God am a 20 I say, that the Things which jealous God, vilting the In: the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacr fice iquity of the fathers upon would not that ye should have Fel
to Devils, and not to God: and I the Child?en unto the third lowship with Devils. and fourth Generation of them Ezek. xiv. 7 Every one of the House that hate me :
of Israel, or of the Stranger that so6 and hewing Mercy unto journeth in Israel, which feparareth
himself from me, and fetteth up his Thousands of thni that love Idols in his Heart, and putteth the me, and keep my Comunand- Stumbling-block of his Iniquity beinents.
fore his Face, and cometh to a Pro
phet to enquire of him concerning me; I the Lord will answer him by mylelf.
8 And I will let my Face against that Man, and will make him a Sign and a Proveıb, and I will cui him off from the midst of my People, and ye Mall know that I am the Lord.
Ezek viii 12 Then laid he unto me, Son of Man, haft thou seen what the Ancients of the House of Israel do in the Dark, every Man in the CHAMBERS of his IMAGERY? for they say, The Lord seeth us not, the LORD hath forsaken the Earth.
1 Cor. viii. 4 We know that an Idol is nothing in the World, and that there is none other God but one.
Rom. i. 20 For the INVISIBLE Things of him from the Creation of the World are clearly seen, being under ltood by the Things that are made, even his ETERNAL Power and Godhead; so that they are without Excuse:
21 Because that when they knew God, they GLORIFIED him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their IMAGINATIONS, and their foolish Heart was darkoed.
25 Who CHANGED the Truth of God into a Lie, and WORSHIPPED the CREATURE more than the CREATOR.
III. 7 P Thou shalt not take P James v. 12 Above all Things, the frame of the Lord thy God my Brethren, swear not, neither by in vain : foz the Lord will ther by any other Oath: but let
Heaven, neither by the Earth, nei110t hoid him guiltless that your Yea, be Yea, and your Nay, takoth his pame in vain NAY; left ye fall into CONDEMNA