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1 Thess. iii. 10. Praying that we might perfect what is lacking in your faith.
XXVIII. Promises to the perfect. Job viii. 20. God will not cast away a perfect man.
Ps. xxxvii. 37. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the latter end of that man is peace.
Prov. ii. 21. The upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
XXIX. Instances of persons called perfect. Noah. Gen. vi. 9. Job. Job i. 1, 8.-ii. 3. David. Ps. ci. 2, 6. Persons called righteous. Noah. Gen. vii. 1. David. 1 Kings iii. 6. Job. Job xxix. 14. Zacharias and Elizabeth. Luke i. 6. Abel. Heb. xi. 4.
XXX. Hypocrisy forbidden. Luke xii. 1. Jesus said, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
James iii. 17. The wisdom from above is without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
XXXI. Marks of hypocrites. 2 Kings x. 16. They say, come and see my zeal for the Lord.
Job xii. 2. No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
xv. 8. They restrain wisdom to themselves. Jer. viii. 8.
Ps. xii. 2. They speak with a double heart. Jer. xii. 2.
Xxx. 12. They are pure in their own eyes, yet are not washed from their filthiness.
Isa. lxv. 5. They say, stand by thyself, come not near to me, for I am holier than thou. Luke xviii. 9. They trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others.
Ixvi. 5. They hate their brethren, and cast them out, and say, let the Lord be glorified. Matt. vii. 4. They say let me pull the mote out of thine eye, &c.
Matt. vi. 5. They pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Luke xviii. 11. In prayer they say, God, I thank thee, I am not as other men are, extortioners, &c.
xxiii. 14. They devour widows houses, and for a pretence make long prayers.
vi. 16. When they fast they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Luke xviii. 12. I fast twice in the week, said the Pharisee.
Ver. 2. When they give alms they sound a trumpet, that they may have glory of men.
Luke xvi. 18. They justify themselves before men.
John v. 44. They receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only.
Matt. xxiii. 25. They make clean the outside of the cup and platter, but within are full of extortion and excess.
Ver. 27. Like whited sepulchres outwardly beautiful, but within are full of rottenness.
Matt. xxiii. 18. Outwardly they appear righteous unto men, but within are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
xv. 8. They honour God with their lips, but their heart is far from him.
Ver. 9. In vain they worship God, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.
xxiii. 13. They shut up the kingdom of heaven against men, they neither go in themselves, nor suffer others to go in.
Ver. 15. They compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and make him two-fold more the child of hell than themselves.
Ver. 23. They pay tythe of mint, anise and cummin, all manner of herbs, Luke xi 42. and omit the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy and faith. Luke xviii. 12.
Ver. 24. They strain at a gnat and swallow a camel.
XXXII. Threats. Job viii. 13. The hypocrite's hope shall perish. xiii. 16. An hypocrite shall not come before God. Ps. v. 5. xv. 34. The congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate.
xvii. 8. The innocent shall stir up himself against the hypocrite. xx. 5. The joy of the hypocrite is but for a moment.
xxvii. 8. What is the hope of the hypocrite, when God taketh away his soul?
xxxvi. 13. The hypocrites heap up wrath, they cry not when God bindeth them.
Isa. ix. 17. The Lord shall have no pleasure in their young men, neither shall he have mercy on their fatherless and widows, for every one is an n-hypocrite and an evil doer.
x. 6. An hypocritical nation, the people of God's wrath.
xxxiii. 14. Fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites: who among us shall dwell with devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings.
Matt. xxiii. 53. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell.
Matt. xxiv. 51. The Lord of the evil servant shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
XXXIII. Hypocrites hurtful to men. Job xxxiv. 30. That the hypocrite reign not, lest the people be ensnared.
Prov. xi. 9. The hypocrite with his mouth devoureth his neighbour. See Isa. xxxii. 6. Mark xii. 14, 15. Prov. xxvii. 14.
XXXIV. The heart of the righteous toward God. Whole heart signifying sincerity in duties.
Deut. xi. 13. Love the Lord your God, and serve him with all your. heart, and with all your soul. Ch. xiii. 3.-xxx. 6. Matt. xxii. 37. Jos. xxii. 5. 1 Sam. xii. 20, 24.
xxvi. 16. Thou shalt keep and do these statutes and judgments, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 1 Kings ii. 4.-viii. 23.
xxx. 2. When thou shalt return to the Lord thy God, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
Deut xxxii. 3. Then the Lord will turn thy captivity, &c.
2 Kings xxxiii. 3. Josiah the king made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep his commandments, and his testimonies, and his statutes, with all their heart, and with all their soul. 2 Chron. xxxiv. 31.-xv. 12.
Ps. ix. 1. I will praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart.
cxix. 2. Blessed are they that keep the Lord's testimonies, and seek him with the whole heart. Ver. 10.
Ver. 34. Give me understanding and I shall keep thy law, yea I shall observe it with my whole heart. Ver. 69.
Ver. 58. I intreated thy favour with my whole heart. Ver. 145. Prov. iii. 5. Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not to thine own understanding.
Jer. xxiv. 7. They shall return to me with their whole heart. xxix. 13. Ye shall seek me, and find me (saith the Lord) when ye search for me with all your heart. 2 Chron. xv. 12.—xxij. 9.
Acts viii. 37. If thou believest with all thine heart, &c.
Col. iii. 23. Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as unto the Lord. XXXV. Pure heart. Ps. xxiv. 3. Who shall ascend into the hill of God? and who shall stand in his holy place?
Ver. 4. He that hath clean hands and a pure heart.
Matt. v. 8. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God, See 1 Tim. i. 5. 2 Tim. ii. 22. 1 Pet. i. 22.
XXXVI. Perfect heart. 1 Kings viii. 61. Let your hearts be perfect with the Lord your God, to walk in his statutes, and keep his commandments. 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. Servé God with a perfect heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.
1 Chron. xxix. 9. With a perfect heart the people offered willingly. 2 Chron. xvi. 9. The eyes of the Lord run to and fro through the whole earth, to shew himself strong in behalf of those whose heart is perfect with him.
Ps. ci. 2. I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
Luke viii. 15. But that on the good ground, are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
See instances, Asa. 1 Chon. xv. 14. 2 Chron. xv. 17. Hezekiah." 2 Kings xx. 3. Isa. xxxviii. 3. Want of a perfect heart in Solomon. 1 Kings xi. 4.--xv. 3. And in Amaziah. 2 Chron. xxv. 2..
XXXVII. Upright heart. Ps. vii. 10. God saveth the upright in
xxxii. 11. Be glad in the Lord and rejoice, ye righteous, and shout for joy all ye that are upright in heart. Ps. lxiv. 10.
xxxvi. 10. O continue thy loving kindness to them that know thee, and thy righteousness to the upright in heart.
xcvii. 11. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.
cxix. 7. I will praise thee with uprightness of heart when I shall have learned thy righteous judgments. See Job xxxiii. 3.
XXXVIII. Single heart. Acts ii. 46. Eph. vi. 5. Col. iii. 22.
Ps. lxxiii. 1. God is good to such as are of a clean heart. Prov. xx. 9. Who can say I have made my heart clean? XL. Broken contrite heart. Ps. xxxiv. 18. The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart, and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
li. 17. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.
cix. 16. See prayers against those who would slay the broken in heart.
cxlvii. 3. The Lord healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
Isa. lvii. 15. Thus saith the Lord, I dwell with him that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Ixi. 1. The Lord hath sent me to bind up the broken hearted. Luke iv. 18.
Ixvi. 2. To this man will I look, even to him that is poor and of a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my word.
XLI. Duties respecting the heart. Deut. xxxii. 46. Set your heart unto all the words which I command you.
Jos. xxiv. 23. Incline your heart unto the Lord God of Israel.
1 Sam. vii. 3. Prepare your hearts unto the Lord and serve him only. Job xi. 13.
2 Chron. xxx. 18, 19. Lord, pardon every one that prepareth his heart to seek the Lord God of his fathers.
Ezra vii. 10. Ezra prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it.
Job xi. 13. If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands towards him,
Ver. 15. Then shalt thou lift up thy face with joy.
Ps. lxxvii. 6. 1 commune with mine own heart. Ps. iv. 4.
Prov. iv. 23. Keep thine heart. Ch. xxiii. 19. Guide thine heart, &c.
Jer. iv. 4. Circumcise yourselves to the Lord, and take away the foreskins of your heart.
Ver. 14. Wash thine heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be clean. Isa. i. 16.
xxx. 21. Who is this that engageth his heart to approach unto me, saith the Lord.
Ver. 22. Ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
Ezek. xviii. 31. Make you a new heart, and a new spirit, for why will ye die, O house of Israel?
Joel ii. 13. Rent your heart and not your garments, and turn again to the Lord.
See James iv. 13. Purify your hearts.
v. 8. Stablish your hearts.
Apply the heart.
Ps. xc. 12. To wisdom. Eccl. vii. 25. Prov. ii. 2. To understanding. Prov. xxii. 17. To knowledge. Prov. xxiii. 12. To instruction.
XLII. God taketh notice of the heart. This is to be considered as a motive to the foregoing duties.
Jer. xx. 12. O Lord of hosts that triest the righteous, and seest the reins and heart.
1 Kings viii. 39. Lord thou only knowest the hearts of all the children of men. 2 Chron. vi. 36.
Ps. xliv. 21. God knoweth the secrets of the heart.
Prov. xv. 11. Hell and destruction are before the Lord, how much more the hearts of the children of men.
Luke xvi. 15. God knoweth your hearts.
Acts i. 24. Thou, Lord, knowest the hearts of all men.
Heb. iv. 12. The word of God is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
1 Chron. xxviii. 9. The Lord seeth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.
Jer. xvii. 10. I the Lord search the heart and try the reins.
Rom. viii. 27. He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit.
Rev. ii. 23. I am he which searcheth the reins and heart.
1 Chron. xxix. 17. I know, my God, that thou triest the heart, and hast pleasure in uprightness. Ver. 18, 19.
Ps. vii. 9. The righteous God trieth the hearts and reins.
xxvi. 2. Examine me, O Lord, and prove me, try my reins and my heart.
Jer. xi. 3. Thou hast tried mine heart toward thee.
1 Thess. ii. 4. God trieth the hearts.
Ps. xvii. 3. Thou hast proved mine heart, thou hast tried me.
XLIII. God influenceth the hearts of the righteous. Ps. li. 10. Create in me a clean heart, O God, &c.
Jer. xxiv. 7. I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord.
xxxii. 39. I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever.
Ezek. xi. 19. I will give them one heart, and I will put a new Spirit within you, and I will take the stony heart out of their flesh, and will give them an heart of flesh.
Ver. 20. That they may walk in my statutes, and keep mine ordinances and do them, and they shall be my people, and I will be their God. Ch. xxxvi. 26. See 1 Sam. x. 9. 2 Chron. xxx. 12.
1 Chron. xxix. 18. O Lord, prepare their heart unto thee. Ps. x. 17. Thou Lord wilt prepare their heart.
Prov. xvi. 1. The preparation of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the Lord. Ver. 9. Ch. xix. 21.
Deut. xxx. 6. The Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live. 2 Thess. iii. 5.
1 Sam. x. 26. There went with Saul a band of men, whose hearts God had touched.
Acts xvi. 14. The Lord opened the heart of Lydia, that she attended to the things spoken by Paul.
xv. 9. God purifying their hearts by faith