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a The Lord will work, and who shall lett it? Who will say unto him, what do'st thou ? He is in one Mind, and who can turn him? The Lord hath purpos'd, and who shall disannul it? His Hand is stretched out, and who shall turn it back ? Belold he taketh away, who can hinder him? And who can make that straight which lie hath made crooked ?
b Who is he that faith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? When he giveth Quietness, who then can make Trouble ? And when he hideth his Face, who then can behold him, whether it be done against a Nation, or against a Man only ?
cWho is able to stand before him? Who may stand in his Sight when he is once angry? Who hath hardned himself against him and hath prosper’d? In his Hand is Power and Might, fo that none is able to withstand him ; neither is there : any that can deliver out of his Hand.
a The things which are impossible with Men, are possible with God: For the Weakness of God is stronger than Men: And those that walk in Pride he is able to abase.
e Why then doth thy Heart carry thee away, that thou turneft thy Spirit against God? Haft thou an Arm like God, or canst thou thunder with a Voice like him? Can thine Heart. en. dure, 'or can thy Hands be strong in the Days that he shall deal with thee? Deck thy self now
* I. 43. 13. Job 9.12. Job 23. 13. Il. 14. 27. Job 9. 12. Eccl. 7, 13.
bLam. 3:37. Job 34. 29: Job 41. 10. PS. 76. 7. Job 9.4. 2 Chr. 20. 6. Deut. 328 39. a Luke 18, 27. I Cor. 1. 25. Dan. 4. 37a Job as, 12, 13, Job 40.9. Ezek. 22, 14. Job 40. 10. C6
with Majesty and Excellency, and array thy self with Glory and Beauty ; Caft abroad the Rage of thy Wrath : Behold every one that is proud; and bring him low, and tread down the Wicked in theit Place; then will I also confefs unto thee, that thine own right Hand can save thee,
a God giveth Strength and Power unto his People, and in all Trials and Difficulties his Grace is sufficient for us. > b He giveth Power to the Faint, and to them zhat have no Might he increaseth Strength.
The GOODNESS of GOD.
In General, c The Lord is good, and doth good.
d He is good to all, and his tender Mercies are over all his Works. i
e He is the Lord which exerciseth Lovingkindness. The Earth is full of the Goodness of the Lord.
f God is Love. He is the God of Peace'; the Father of Mercies, and the God of all Comfort, and Confolation.
g The Goodness of God endareth continua aily. h There is none good, but one, that isy God.
Every good Gift, and every perfe&t Gift is from above, and cometh down from the Fathers of Lights.
Job 40. 10, 11, 12, 14:
* PP. 68. 35: 2:Cor. 12. 2a b Il. 4.06 29
ç PO 100. Ś, Pf. 119. 68. d Pf. 148. Les
Jer. 9. 24. Pf. 33..5... Joh. 4. 8. Rom. 15. 33..2 Cor. I: 3. Rom. Is. 5. & PT. 5. I. Mat.19, 17
Jam. do 17
a. He openeth his Hand, and satisfieth the Defire of every living thing; but his Delights are with the Sons of Men'; who giveth us richly all things to enjoy.
b God is the Father of us-all: We.are all his Peopre ; and of his fulness have we all received.
c Is he the God of the Jews only? Is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also ?
d He maketh his Sun to rise on the Evil, and on the Good, and sendeth Rain on the just and on the unjust: He is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil:
e He is our Shield and our exceeding great Reward: He is our Refuge and Strength : He hath done great things for us.
f He hath shewn us the Path of Life ; and be inclineth our Hearts unto him, to walk in his ways.
& He is the Lord our God, which teachęth us to profit, which leadeth us by the way that we
h Salvation belongeth unto the Lord; and he is a very present. help in trouble.
i He is a Father of the Fatherless, and a Judge of the Widows. He hath prepared of his Goodnefs for the Poor.
K He delivereth the Poor and Needy, and him that hath no helper. He is a Strength to him in his Distress, a Refuge from the Storm, a Shadow from the Heat.
d Mat. 5.45
a Pf. 145. 16. Prov. 8. 3.1. 1. Tim. 6. 17.- bEph. 4.6. Pf. 100. 3. Joh. 1. 16.
c Rom. 3. 29 Luke 6. 351
Gen. 15. 1. Pf. 46. 1. Pf. 126..3.
& Uf, 48., 17.70
a Herein is the Love of God to Man perfected, that he spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all; who will have all Men to be fav’d, and to come unto the Knowledge of the Truth.
b Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with Benefits.
ċ God giveth to all Men liberally, and upbraideth not. d Behold God is Mighty, and despiseth not any.
I will be gracious, saith the Lord, to whom I will be gracious, and will shew Mercy on whom I will fhew Merey.
To the Righ- f The Eyes of the Lord run to and
fro throughout the whole Earth, to fhew himself strong in the behalf of them whose Heart is perfect towards him. He withdraweth not his Eyes from the Righteous.
8 He preventeth them with the Blessings of Goodness; and no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
h If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their Days in Prosperity, and their Years in Pleasures : Their Soul shall be at case.
i Thou, Lord, wilt bless the Righteous, and with Favour wilt thou compass him as with a Shield.
ki The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, and such as are upright in their way are his delight.
TbPf. 68; 19.
e Ex. 33. 19.
a He will fulfil the Defire of them that fear, him.
o God giveth to a Man that is good in his fight Wisdom, and Knowledge, and Joy; and hiin shall he teach in the way that he shall chuse.
c The Secret of the Lord is with them that fear him, and he will shew them his Coyenant.
d He will give them one Heart, and one Way, that they may fear him for ever, for the good of them, and of their Children after them.
e All the Paths of the Lord are Mercy, and Truth, unto such as keep his Covenant.
The Lord fhall open unto them his good Treasure, and bless all the Work of théir Hand.
& How great is thy Goodness, O Lord, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee, which thou haft wrought for them that trust in thee, before the Sons of Men ! Thou shalt hide them from the Pride of Man, thou shalt keep them from the Strife of Tongues.
h The Salvation of the Righteous is of the Lord; he is their Strength in the time of Trouble. He shall deliver them in fix Troubles, and in seven there shall no Evil touch them. In Famine he thall redeem them from Death, and in War from the Power of the Sword.
i He shall deliver them from the Wicked.
ķ The Name of the Lord is a strong Tower; the Righteous rünneth into it, and is safe.
| The Steps of a good Man are ordered by the Lord : tho' he fall, he shall not be utterly
* Ps. 145. 19. c Pf. 25. 14.
Deut. 28. I 2. Job s. 19, 20.
b Eccl. 2. 26. Pf. 25. 12.
e Pr. 25. 10.
h Ps. 3.7. 39.
* Proy, 18, 10.
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