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The General Assembly having exactly examined and seriously considered the Larger Catechism, agreed upon by the Assembly of the Divines sitting at Westminster, with assistance of Commissioners from this Kirk [Church], copies thereof being printed, and sent to the Presbyteries, for the more exact trial thereof; and public intimation being frequently made in this Assembly, that every one that had any doubts or objections upon it might put them in; do find, upon due examination therefore, that the said Catechism is agreeable to the word of God, and in nothing contrary to the received doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of this Kirk [Church]; a necessary part of the intended uniformity in religion, and a rich treasure for increasing knowledge among the people of God: and therefore the Assembly, as they bless the Lord that so excellent a Catechism is prepared, so they approve the same, as a part of uniformity; agreeing, for their part, that it be a common Catechism for the three kingdoms, and a Directory for catechizing such as have made some proficiency in the knowledge of the grounds of religion.(a)

Q. 1     What is the chief and highest end of man?

A.  Man's chief and highest end is to glorify God,(1) and fully to enjoy him forever.(2)

Q. 2     How doth it appear that there is a God?

A.  The very light of nature in man, and the works of God, declare plainly that there is a God;(3) but his word and Spirit only do sufficiently and effectually reveal him unto men for their salvation.(4)

Q. 3     What is the Word of God?

A.  The holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are the Word of God,(5) the only rule of faith and obedience.(6)

Q. 4     How doth it appear that the Scriptures are of the Word of God?

A.  The Scriptures manifest themselves to be the Word of God, by their majesty (7)and purity;(8) by the consent of all the parts,(9) and the scope of the whole, which is to give all glory to God;(10) by their light and power to convince and convert sinners, to comfort and build up believers unto salvation:(11) but the Spirit of God bearing witness by and with the Scriptures in the heart of man, is alone able fully to persuade it that they are the very word of God.(12)

Q. 5     What do the Scriptures principally teach?

A.  The Scriptures principally teach, what man is to believe concerning God, and what duty God requires of man.(13)

WHAT MAN OUGHT TO BELIEVE CONCERNING GOD.

Q. 6     What do the Scriptures make known of God?

A.  The Scriptures make known what God is,(14) the persons in the Godhead,(15) his decrees,(16) and the execution of his decrees.(17)

Q. 7     What is God?

A.  God is a Spirit,(18) in and of himself infinite in being,(19) glory,(20) blessedness,(21) and perfection;(22) all-sufficient,(23) eternal,(24) unchangeable,(25) incomprehensible,(26) every where present,(27) almighty,(28) knowing all things,(29) most wise,(30) most holy,(31) most just,(32) most merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.(33)

Q. 8     Are there more Gods than one?

A.  There is but one only, the living and true God.(34)

Q. 9     How many persons are there in the Godhead?

A.  There be three persons in the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; and these three are one true, eternal God, the same in substance, equal in power and glory; although distinguished by their personal properties.(35)

Q. 10   What are the personal properties of the three persons in the Godhead?

A.  It is proper to the Father to beget the Son,(36) and to the Son to be begotten of the Father,(37) and to the Holy Ghost to proceed from the Father and the Son from all eternity.(38)

Q. 11   How doth it appear that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father?

A.  The Scriptures manifest that the Son and the Holy Ghost are God equal with the Father, ascribing unto them such names,(39) attributes,(40) works,(41) and worship(42) as are proper to God only.

Q. 12   What are the decrees of God?

A.  God's decrees are the wise, free, and holy acts of the counsel of his will,(43) whereby, from all eternity, he hath, for his own glory, unchangeably foreordained whatsoever comes to pass in time,(44) especially concerning angels and men.

Q. 13   What hath God especially decreed concerning angels and men?

A.  God, by an eternal and immutable decree, out of his mere love, for the praise of his glorious grace, to be manifested in due time, hath elected some angels to glory;(45) and in Christ hath chosen some men to eternal life, and the means thereof:(46) and also, according to his sovereign power, and the unsearchable counsel of his own will, (whereby he extendeth or withholdeth favor as he pleaseth,) hath passed by and foreordained the rest to dishonor and wrath, to be for their sin inflicted, to the praise of the glory of his justice.(47)

Q. 14   How doth God execute his decrees?

A.  God executeth his decrees in the works of creation and providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will.(48)

Q. 15   What is the work of creation?

A.  The work of creation is that wherein God did in the beginning, by the word of his power, make of nothing the world, and all things therein, for himself, within the space of six days, and all very good.(49)

Q. 16   How did God create angels?

A.  God created all the angels(50) spirits (51), immortal, (52)holy,(53) excelling in knowledge,(54) mighty in power,(55) to execute his commandments, and to praise his name,(56) yet subject to change(57)

Q. 17   How did God create man?

A.  After God had made all other creatures, he created man male and female;(58) formed the body of the man of the dust of the ground,(59) and the woman of the rib of the man,(60) endued them with living, reasonable, and immortal souls;(61) made them after his own image,(62) in knowledge,(63) righteousness, and holiness;(64) having the law of God written in their hearts,(65) and power to fulfill it,(66) and dominion over the creatures;(67) yet subject to fall(68)

Q. 18   What are God's works of providence?

A.  God's works of providence are his most holy,(69) wise,(70) and powerful preserving(71)and governing(72) all his creatures; ordering them, and all their actions,(73) to his own glory.(74)

Q. 19   What is God's providence towards the angels?

A.  God by his providence permitted some of the angels, willfully and irrecoverably, to fall into sin and damnation,(75) limiting and ordering that, and all their sins, to his own glory;(76) and established the rest in holiness and happiness;(77) employing them all,(78) at his pleasure, in the administrations of his power, mercy, and justice.(79)

Q. 20   What was the providence of God toward man in the estate in which he was created?

A.  The providence of God toward man in the estate in which he was created, was the placing him in paradise, appointing him to dress it, giving him liberty to eat of the fruit of the earth;(80) putting the creatures under his dominion,(81) and ordaining marriage for his help;(82) affording him communion with himself;(83) instituting the sabbath;(84) entering into a covenant of life with him, upon condition of personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience,(85) of which the tree of life was a pledge;(86) and forbidding to eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, upon the pain of death.(87)

Q. 21   Did man continue in that estate wherein God at first created him?

A.  Our first parents being left to the freedom of their own will, through the temptation of Satan, transgressed the commandment of God in eating the forbidden fruit; and thereby fell from the estate of innocency wherein they were created(88)

Q. 22   Did all mankind fall in that first transgression?

A.  The covenant being made with Adam as a public person, not for himself only, but for his posterity, all mankind descending from him by ordinary generation,(89) sinned in him, and fell with him in that first transgression.(90)

Q. 23   Into what estate did the fall bring mankind?

A.  The fall brought mankind into an estate of sin and misery.(91)

Q. 24   What is sin?

A.  Sin is any want of conformity unto, or transgression of, any law of God, given as a rule to the reasonable creature.(92)

Q. 25   Wherein consisteth the sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell?

A.  The sinfulness of that estate whereinto man fell, consisteth in the guilt of Adam's first sin,(93) the want of that righteousness wherein he was created, and the corruption of his nature, whereby he is utterly indisposed, disabled, and made opposite unto all that is spiritually good, and wholly inclined to all evil, and that continually;(94) which is commonly called original sin, and from which do proceed all actual transgressions.(95)

Q. 26   How is original sin conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity?

A.  Original sin is conveyed from our first parents unto their posterity by natural generation, so as all that proceed from them in that way are conceived and born in sin.(96)

Q. 27   What misery did the fall bring upon mankind?

A.  The fall brought upon mankind the loss of communion with God, (97)his displeasure and curse; so as we are by nature children of wrath,(98) bond slaves to Satan,(99) and justly liable to all punishments in this world, and that which is to come.(100)

Q. 28   What are the punishments of sin in this world?

A.  The punishments of sin in this world are either inward, as blindness of mind,(101) a reprobate sense,(102) strong delusions,(103) hardness of heart,(104) horror of conscience,(105) and vile affections;(106) or outward, as the curse of God upon the creatures of our sakes,(107) and all other evils that befall us in our bodies, names, estates, relations, and employments;(108) together with death itself.(109)

Q. 29   What are the punishments of sin in the world to come?

A.  The punishments of sin in the world to come, are everlasting separation from the comfortable presence of God, and most grievous torments in soul and body, without intermission, in hell-fire forever.(110)

Q. 30   Doth God leave all mankind to perish in the estate of sin and misery?

A.  God doth not leave all men to perish in the estate of sin and misery,(111) into which they fell by the breach of the first covenant, commonly called the covenant of works;(112) but of his mere love and mercy delivereth his elect out of it, and bringeth them into an estate of salvation by the second covenant, commonly called the covenant of grace.(113)

Q. 31   With whom was the covenant of grace made?

A.  The covenant of grace was made with Christ as the second Adam, and in him with all the elect as his seed.(114)

Q. 32   How is the grace of God manifested in the second covenant?

A.  The grace of God is manifested in the second covenant, in that he freely provideth and offereth to sinners a Mediator,(115) and life and salvation by him;(116) and requiring faith as the condition to interest them in him,(117) promiseth and giveth his Holy Spirit(118) to all his elect, to work in them that faith,(119) with all other saving graces;(120) and to enable them unto all holy obedience,(121) as the evidence of the truth of their faith(122) and thankfulness to God,(123) and as the way which he hath appointed them to salvation.(124)

Q. 33   Was the covenant of grace always administered after one and the same manner?

A.  The covenant of grace was not always administered after the same manner, but the administrations of it under the Old Testament were different from those under the New.(125)

Q. 34   How was the covenant of grace administered under the Old Testament?

A.  The covenant of grace was administered under the Old Testament, by promises,(126) prophecies,(127) sacrifices,(128) circumcision,(129) the passover,(130) and other types and ordinances, which did all fore-signify Christ then to come, and were for that time sufficient to build up the elect in faith in the promised Messiah,(131) by whom they then had full remission of sin, and eternal salvation.(132)

Q. 35   How is the covenant of grace administered under the New Testament?

A.  Under the New Testament, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the same covenant of grace was and still is to be administered in the preaching of the Word,(133) and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism(134) and the Lord's Supper;(135) in which grace and salvation are held forth in more fulness, evidence, and efficacy, to all nations.(136)

Q. 36   Who is the Mediator of the covenant of grace?

A.  The only Mediator of the covenant of grace is the Lord Jesus Christ,(137) who, being the eternal Son of God, of one substance and equal with the Father,(138) in the fulness of time became man,(139) and so was and continues to be God and man, in two entire distinct natures, and one person, forever.(140)

Q. 37   How did Christ, being the Son of God, become man?

A.  Christ the Son of God became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul,(141) being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance, and born of her,(142) yet without sin.(143)

Q. 38   Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be God?

A.  It was requisite that the Mediator should be God, that he might sustain and keep the human nature from sinking under the infinite wrath of God, and the power of death,(144) give worth and efficacy to his sufferings, obedience, and intercession;(145) and to satisfy God's justice,(146) procure his favour,(147) purchase a peculiar people,(148) give his Spirit to them,(149) conquer all their enemies,(150) and bring them to everlasting salvation.(151)

Q. 39   Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be man?

A.  It was requisite that the Mediator should be man, that he might advance our nature,(152) perform obedience to the law,(153) suffer and make intercession for us in our nature,(154) have a fellow-feeling of our infirmities;(155) that we might receive the adoption of sons,(156) and have comfort and access with boldness unto the throne of grace.(157)

Q. 40   Why was it requisite that the Mediator should be God and man in one person?

A.  It was requisite that the Mediator, who was to reconcile God and man, should himself be both God and man, and this in one person, that the proper works of each nature might be accepted of God for us,(158) and relied on by us as the works of the whole person.(159)

Q. 41   Why was our Mediator called Jesus?

A.  Our Mediator was called Jesus, because he saveth his people from their sins(160)

Q. 42   Why was our Mediator called Christ?

A.  Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure,(161) and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability,(162) to execute the offices of prophet,(163) priest,(164) and king of his church,(165) in the estate both of his humiliation and exaltation.

Q. 43   How doth Christ execute the office of a prophet?

A.  Christ executeth the office of a prophet, in his revealing to the church,(166) in all ages, by his Spirit and Word,(167) in divers ways of administration,(168) the whole will of God,(169) in all things concerning their edification and salvation.(170)

Q. 44   How doth Christ execute the office of a priest?

A.  Christ executeth the office of a priest, in his once offering himself a sacrifice without spot to God,(171) to be reconciliation for the sins of his people;(172) and in making continual intercession for them.(173)

Q. 45   How doth Christ execute the office of a king?

A.  Christ executeth the office of a king, in calling out of the world a people to himself,(174) and giving them officers,(175) laws,(176) and censures, by which he visibly governs them;(177) in bestowing saving grace upon his elect,(178) rewarding their obedience,(179) and correcting them for their sins,(180) preserving and supporting them under all their temptations and sufferings,(181) restraining and overcoming all their enemies,(182) and powerfully ordering all things for his own glory,(183) and their good;(184) and also in taking vengeance on the rest, who know not God, and obey not the gospel.(185)

Q. 46   What was the estate of Christ's humiliation?

A.  The estate of Christ's humiliation was that low condition, wherein he for our sakes, emptying himself of his glory, took upon him the form of a servant, in his conception and birth, life, death, and after his death, until his resurrection.(186)

Q. 47   How did Christ humble himself in his conception and birth?

A.  Christ humbled himself in his conception and birth, in that, being from all eternity the Son of God, in the bosom of the Father, he was pleased in the fulness of time to become the son of man, made of a woman of low estate, and to be born of her; with divers circumstances of more than ordinary abasement.(187)

Q. 48   How did Christ humble himself in his life?

A.  Christ humbled himself in his life, by subjecting himself to the law,(188) which he perfectly fulfilled;(189) and by conflicting with the indignities of the world,(190) temptations of Satan,(191) and infirmities in his flesh, whether common to the nature of man, or particularly accompanying that his low condition.(192)

Q. 49   How did Christ humble himself in his death?

A.  Christ humbled himself in his death, in that having been betrayed by Judas,(193) forsaken by his disciples,(194) scorned and rejected by the world,(195) condemned by Pilate, and tormented by his persecutors;(196) having also conflicted with the terrors of death, and the powers of darkness, felt and borne the weight of God's wrath,(197) he laid down his life an offering for sin,(198) enduring the painful, shameful, and cursed death of the cross.(199)

Q. 50   Wherein consisted Christ's humiliation after his death?

A.  Christ's humiliation after his death consisted in his being buried,(200) and continuing in the state of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day;(201) which hath been otherwise expressed in these words, He descended into hell.

Q. 51   What was the estate of Christ’s exaltation?

A.  The estate of Christ’s exaltation comprehendeth his resurrection,(202) ascension,(203) sitting at the right hand of the Father,(204) and his coming again to judge the world.(205)

Q. 52   How was Christ exalted in his resurrection?

A.  Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, not having seen corruption in death, (of which it was not possible for him to be held,)(206) and having the very same body in which he suffered, with the essential properties thereof,(207) (but without mortality, and other common infirmities belonging to this life,) really united to his soul,(208) he rose again from the dead the third day by his own power;(209) whereby he declared himself to be the Son of God,(210) to have satisfied divine justice,(211) to have vanquished death, and him that had the power of it,(212) and to be Lord of quick and dead:(213) all which he did as a public person,(214) the head of his church,(215) for their justification,(216) quickening in grace,(217) support against enemies,(218) and to assure them of their resurrection from the dead at the last day.(219)

Q. 53   How was Christ exalted in his ascension?

A.  Christ was exalted in his ascension, in that having after his resurrection often appeared unto and conversed with his apostles, speaking to them of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God,(220) and giving them commission to preach the gospel to all nations,(221) forty days after his resurrection, he, in our nature, and as our head,(222) triumphing over enemies,(223) visibly went up into the highest heavens, there to receive gifts for men,(224) to raise up our affections thither,(225) and to prepare a place for us,(226) where he himself is, and shall continue till his second coming at the end of the world.(227)

Q. 54   How is Christ exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God?

A.  Christ is exalted in his sitting at the right hand of God, in that as God-man he is advanced to the highest favour with God the Father,(228) with all fulness of joy,(229) glory,(230) and power over all things in heaven and earth;(231) and does gather and defend his church, and subdue their enemies; furnisheth his ministers and people with gifts and graces,(232) and maketh intercession for them.(233)

Q. 55   How doeth Christ make intercession?

A.  Christ maketh intercession, by his appearing in our nature continually before the Father in heaven,(234) in the merit of his obedience and sacrifice on earth,(235) declaring his will to have it applied to all believers;(236) answering all accusations against them,(237) and procuring for them quiet of conscience, notwithstanding daily failings,(238) access with boldness to the throne of grace,(239) and acceptance of their persons(240) and services.(241)

Q. 56   How is Christ to be exalted in his coming again to judge the world?

A.  Christ is to be exalted in his coming again to judge the world, in that he, who was unjustly judged and condemned by wicked men,(242) shall come again at the last day in great power,(243) and in the full manifestation of his own glory, and of his Father’s, with all his holy angels,(244) with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God,(245) to judge the world in righteousness.(246)

Q. 57   What benefits hath Christ procured by his mediation?

A.  Christ, by his mediation, hath procured redemption,(247) with all other benefits of the covenant of grace.(248)

Q. 58   How do we come to be made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured?

A.  We are made partakers of the benefits which Christ hath procured, by the application of them unto us,(249) which is the work especially of God the Holy Ghost.(250)

Q. 59   Who are made partakers of redemption through Christ?

A.  Redemption is certainly applied, and effectually communicated, to all those for whom Christ hath purchased it;(251) who are in time by the Holy Ghost enabled to believe in Christ according to the gospel.(252)

Q. 60   Can they who have never heard the gospel, and so know not Jesus Christ, nor believe in him, be saved by their living according to the light of nature?

A.  They who, having never heard the gospel,(253) know not Jesus Christ,(254) and believe not in him, cannot be saved,(255) be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature,(256) or the laws of that religion which they profess;(257) neither is there salvation in any other, but in Christ alone,(258) who is the Savior only of his body the church.(259)

Q. 61   Are all they saved who hear the gospel, and live in the church?

A.  All that hear the gospel, and live in the visible church, are not saved; but they only who are true members of the church invisible.(260)

Q. 62   What is the visible church?

A.  The visible church is a society made up of all such as in all ages and places of the world do profess the true religion,(261) and of their children.(262)

Q. 63   What are the special privileges of the visible church?

A.  The visible church hath the privilege of being under God’s special care and government;(263) of being protected and preserved in all ages, notwithstanding the opposition of all enemies;(264) and of enjoying the communion of saints, the ordinary means of salvation,(265) and offers of grace by Christ to all the members of it in the ministry of the gospel, testifying, that whosoever believes in him shall be saved,(266) and excluding none that will come unto him.(267)

Q. 64   What is the invisible church?

A.  The invisible church is the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one under Christ the head.(268)

Q. 65   What special benefits do the members of the invisible church enjoy by Christ?

A.  The members of the invisible church by Christ enjoy union and communion with him in grace and glory.(269)

Q. 66   What is that union which the elect have with Christ?

A.  The union which the elect have with Christ is the work of God’s grace,(270) whereby they are spiritually and mystically, yet really and inseparably, joined to Christ as their head and husband;(271) which is done in their effectual calling.(272)

Q. 67   What is effectual calling?

A.  Effectual calling is the work of God’s almighty power and grace,(273) whereby (out of his free and special love to his elect, and from nothing in them moving him thereunto)(274) he doth, in his accepted time, invite and draw them to Jesus Christ, by his Word and Spirit;(275) savingly enlightening their minds,(276) renewing and powerfully determining their wills,(277) so as they (although in themselves dead in sin) are hereby made willing and able freely to answer his call, and to accept and embrace the grace offered and conveyed therein.(278)

Q. 68   Are the elect only effectually called?

A.  All the elect, and they only, are effectually called:(279) although others may be, and often are, outwardly called by the ministry of the Word,(280) and have some common operations of the Spirit;(281) who, for their wilful neglect and contempt of the grace offered to them, being justly left in their unbelief, do never truly come to Jesus Christ.(282)

Q. 69   What is the communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ?

A.  The communion in grace which the members of the invisible church have with Christ, is their partaking of the virtue of his mediation, in their justification,(283) adoption,(284) sanctification, and whatever else, in this life, manifests their union with him.(285)

Q. 70   What is justification?

A.  Justification is an act of God’s free grace unto sinners,(286) in which he pardoneth all their sins, accepteth and accounteth their persons righteous in his sight;(287) not for any thing wrought in them, or done by them,(288) but only for the perfect obedience and full satisfaction of Christ, by God imputed to them,(289) and received by faith alone.(290)

Q. 71   How is justification an act of God’s free grace?

A.  Although Christ, by his obedience and death, did make a proper, real, and full satisfaction to God’s justice in the behalf of them that are justified;(291) yet in as much as God accepteth the satisfaction from a surety, which he might have demanded of them, and did provide this surety, his own only Son,(292) imputing his righteousness to them,(293) and requiring nothing of them for their justification but faith,(294) which also is his gift,(295) their justification is to them of free grace.(296)

Q. 72   What is justifying faith?

A.  Justifying faith is a saving grace,(297) wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit(298) and Word of God,(299) whereby he, being convinced of his sin and misery, and of the disability in himself and all other creatures to recover him out of his lost condition,(300) not only assenteth to the truth of the promise of the gospel,(301) but receiveth and resteth upon Christ and his righteousness, therein held forth, for pardon of sin,(302) and for the accepting and accounting of his person righteous in the sight of God for salvation.(303)

Q. 73   How doth faith justify a sinner in the sight of God?

A.  Faith justifies a sinner in the sight of God, not because of those other graces which do always accompany it, or of good works that are the fruits of it,(304) nor as if the grace of faith, or any act thereof, were imputed to him for his justification;(305) but only as it is an instrument by which he receiveth and applieth Christ and his righteousness.(306)

Q. 74   What is adoption?

A.  Adoption is an act of the free grace of God,(307) in and for his only Son Jesus Christ,(308) whereby all those that are justified are received into the number of his children,(309) have his name put upon them,(310) the Spirit of his Son given to them,(311) are under his fatherly care and dispensations,(312) admitted to all the liberties and privileges of the sons of God, made heirs of all the promises, and fellow-heirs with Christ in glory.(313)

Q. 75   What is sanctification?

A.  Sanctification is a work of God’s grace, whereby they whom God hath, before the foundation of the world, chosen to be holy, are in time, through the powerful operation of his Spirit(314)applying the death and resurrection of Christ unto them,(315) renewed in their whole man after the image of God;(316) having the seeds of repentance unto life, and all other saving graces, put into their hearts,(317) and those graces so stirred up, increased, and strengthened,(318) as that they more and more die unto sin, and rise unto newness of life.(319)

Q. 76   What is repentance unto life?

A.  Repentance unto life is a saving grace,(320) wrought in the heart of a sinner by the Spirit(321) and Word of God,(322) whereby, out of the sight and sense, not only of the danger,(323) but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins,(324) and upon the apprehension of God’s mercy in Christ to such as are penitent,(325) he so grieves for(326) and hates his sins,(327) as that he turns from them all to God,(328) purposing and endeavouring constantly to walk with him in all the ways of new obedience.(329)

Q. 77   Wherein do justification and sanctification differ?

A.  Although sanctification be inseparably joined with justification, yet they differ(330), in that God in justification imputeth the righteousness of Christ;(331) in sanctification of his Spirit infuseth grace, and enableth to the exercise thereof;(332) in the former, sin is pardoned;(333) in the other, it is subdued:(334) the one doth equally free all believers from the revenging wrath of God, and that perfectly in this life, that they never fall into condemnation(335) the other is neither equal in all,(336) nor in this life perfect in any,(337) but growing up to perfection.(338)

Q. 78   Whence ariseth the imperfection of sanctification in believers?

A.  The imperfection of sanctification in believers ariseth from the remnants of sin abiding in every part of them, and the perpetual lustings of the flesh against the spirit; whereby they are often foiled with temptations, and fall into many sins,(339) are hindered in all their spiritual services,(340) and their best works are imperfect and defiled in the sight of God.(341)

Q. 79   May not true believers, by reason of their imperfections, and the many temptations and sins they are overtaken with, fall away from the state of grace?

A.  True believers, by reason of the unchangeable love of God,(342) and his decree and covenant to give them perseverance,(343) their inseparable union with Christ,(344) his continual intercession for them,(345) and the Spirit and seed of God abiding in them,(346) can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace,(347) but are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.(348)

Q. 80   Can true believers be infallibly assured that they are in the estate of grace, and that they shall persevere therein unto salvation?

A.  Such as truly believe in Christ, and endeavour to walk in all good conscience before him,(349) may, without extraordinary revelation, by faith grounded upon the truth of God’s promises, and by the Spirit enabling them to discern in themselves those graces to which the promises of life are made,(350) and bearing witness with their spirits that they are the children of God,(351) be infallibly assured that they are in the estate of grace, and shall persevere therein unto salvation.(352)

Q. 81   Are all true believers at all times assured of their present being in the estate of grace, and that they shall be saved?

A.  Assurance of grace and salvation not being of the essence of faith,(353) true believers may wait long before they obtain it;(354) and, after the enjoyment thereof, may have it weakened and intermitted, through manifold distempers, sins, temptations, and desertions;(355) yet they are never left without such a presence and support of the Spirit of God as keeps them from sinking into utter despair.(356)

Q. 82   What is the communion in glory which the members of the invisible church have with Christ?

A.  The communion in glory which the members of the invisible church have with Christ, is in this life,(357) immediately after death,(358) and at last perfected at the resurrection and day of judgment(359)

Q. 83   What is the communion in glory with Christ which the members of the invisible church enjoy in this life?

A.  The members of the invisible church have communicated to them in this life the firstfruits of glory with Christ, as they are members of him their head, and so in him are interested in that glory which he is fully possessed of;(360) and, as an earnest thereof, enjoy the sense of God’s love,(361) peace of conscience, joy in the Holy Ghost, and hope of glory;(362) as, on the contrary, sense of God’s revenging wrath, horror of conscience, and a fearful expectation of judgment, are to the wicked the beginning of their torments which they shall endure after death.(363)

Q. 84   Shall all men die?

A.  Death being threatened as the wages of sin,(364) it is appointed unto all men once to die;(365) for that all have sinned.(366)

Q. 85   Death, being the wages of sin, why are not the righteous delivered from death, seeing all their sins are forgiven in Christ?

A.  The righteous shall be delivered from death itself at the last day, and even in death are delivered from the sting and curse of it;(367) so that, although they die, yet it is out of God’s love,(368) to free them perfectly from sin and misery,(369) and to make them capable of further communion with Christ in glory, which they then enter upon.(370)

Q. 86   What is the communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death?

A.  The communion in glory with Christ, which the members of the invisible church enjoy immediately after death is, in that their souls are then made perfect in holiness,(371) and received into the highest heavens,(372) where they behold the face of God in light and glory,(373) waiting for the full redemption of their bodies,(374) which even in death continue united to Christ,(375) and rest in their graves as in their beds,(376) till at the last day they be again united to their souls.(377) Whereas the souls of the wicked are at their death cast into hell, where they remain in torments and utter darkness, and their bodies kept in their graves, as in their prisons, till the resurrection and judgment of the great day.(378)

Q. 87   What are we to believe concerning the resurrection?

A.  We are to believe that at the last day there shall be a general resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust:(379) when they that are then found alive shall in a moment be changed; and the selfsame bodies of the dead which were laid in the grave, being then again united to their souls forever, shall be raised up by the power of Christ.(380) The bodies of the just, by the Spirit of Christ, and by virtue of his resurrection as their head, shall be raised in power, spiritual, incorruptible, and made like to his glorious body;(381) and the bodies of the wicked shall be raised up in dishonour by him, as an offended judge.(382)

Q. 88   What shall immediately follow after the resurrection?

A.  Immediately after the resurrection shall follow the general and final judgment of angels and men;(383) the day and hour whereof no man knoweth, that all may watch and pray, and be ever ready for the coming of the Lord.(384)

Q. 89   What shall be done to the wicked at the day of judgment?

A.  At the day of judgment, the wicked shall be set on Christ’s left hand,(385) and, upon clear evidence, and full conviction of their own consciences,(386) shall have the fearful but just sentence of condemnation pronounced against them;(387) and thereupon shall be cast out from the favourable presence of God, and the glorious fellowship with Christ, his saints, and all his holy angels, into hell, to be punished with unspeakable torments, both of body and soul, with the devil and his angels forever.(388)

Q. 90   What shall be done to the righteous at the day of judgment?

A.  At the day of judgment, the righteous, being caught up to Christ in the clouds,(389) shall be set on his right hand, and there openly acknowledged and acquitted,(390) shall join with him in the judging of reprobate angels and men,(391) and shall be received into heaven,(392) where they shall be fully and forever freed from all sin and misery;(393) filled with inconceivable joys,(394) made perfectly holy and happy both in body and soul, in the company of innumerable saints and holy angels,(395) but especially in the immediate vision and fruition of God the Father, of our Lord Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, to all eternity.(396) And this is the perfect and full communion, which the members of the invisible church shall enjoy with Christ in glory, at the resurrection and day of judgment.

Q. 91   What is the duty which God requireth of man?

A.  The duty which God requireth of man, is obedience to his revealed will.(397)

Q. 92   What did God at first reveal unto man as the rule of his obedience?

A.  The rule of obedience revealed to Adam in the estate of innocence, and to all mankind in him, besides a special command not to eat of the fruit of the tree knowledge of good and evil, was the moral law.(398)

Q. 93   What is the moral law?

A.  The moral law is the declaration of the will of God to mankind, directing and binding every one to personal, perfect, and perpetual conformity and obedience thereunto, in the frame and disposition of the whole man, soul and body,(399) and in performance of all those duties of holiness and righteousness which he oweth to God and man:(400) promising life upon the fulfilling, and threatening death upon the breach of it.(401)

Q. 94   Is there any use of the moral law to man since the fall?

A.  Although no man, since the fall, can attain to righteousness and life by the moral law:(402) yet there is great use thereof, as well common to all men, as peculiar either to the unregenerate, or the regenerate.(403)

Q. 95   Of what use is the moral law to all men?

A.  The moral law is of use to all men, to inform them of the holy nature and the will of God,(404) and of their duty, binding them to walk accordingly;(405) to convince them of their disability to keep it, and of the sinful pollution of their nature, hearts, and lives:(406) to humble them in the sense of their sin and misery,(407) and thereby help them to a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ,(408) and of the perfection of his obedience.(409)

Q. 96   What particular use is there of the moral law to unregenerate men?

A.  The moral law is of use to unregenerate men, to awaken their consciences to flee from wrath to come,(410) and to drive them to Christ;(411) or, upon their continuance in the estate and way of sin, to leave them inexcusable,(412) and under the curse thereof.(413)

Q. 97   What special use is there of the moral law to the regenerate?

A.  Although they that are regenerate, and believe in Christ, be delivered from the moral law as a covenant of works,(414) so as thereby they are neither justified(415) nor condemned;(416) yet, besides the general uses thereof common to them with all men, it is of special use, to show them how much they are bound to Christ for his fulfilling it, and enduring the curse thereof in their stead, and for their good;(417) and thereby to provoke them to more thankfulness,(418) and to express the same in their greater care to conform themselves thereunto as the rule of their obedience.(419)

Q. 98   Where is the moral law summarily comprehended?

A.  The moral law is summarily comprehended in the ten commandments, which were delivered by the voice of God upon Mount Sinai, and written by him in two tables of stone;(420) and are recorded in the twentieth chapter of Exodus. The four first commandments containing our duty to God, and the other six our duty to man.(421)

Q. 99   What rules are to be observed for the right understanding of the ten commandments?

A.  For the right understanding of the ten commandments, these rules are to be observed:

1.   That the law is perfect, and bindeth everyone to full conformity in the whole man unto the righteousness thereof, and unto entire obedience forever; so as to require the utmost perfection of every duty, and to forbid the least degree of every sin.(422)

2.   That it is spiritual, and so reacheth the understanding, will, affections, and all other powers of the soul; as well as words, works, and gestures.(423)

3.   That one and the same thing, in divers respects, is required or forbidden in several commandments.(424)

4.   That as, where a duty is commanded, the contrary sin is forbidden;(425) and, where a sin is forbidden, the contrary duty is commanded:(426) so, where a promise is annexed, the contrary threatening is included;(427) and, where a threatening is annexed, the contrary promise is included.(428)

5.   That what God forbids, is at no time to be done;(429) what he commands, is always our duty;(430) and yet every particular duty is not to be done at all times.(431) 6. That under one sin or duty, all of the same kind are forbidden or commanded; together with all the causes, means, occasions, and appearances thereof, and provocations thereunto.(432)

7. That what is forbidden or commanded to ourselves, we are bound, according to our places to endeavour that it may be avoided or performed by others, according to the duty of their places.(433) 8. That in what is commanded to others, we are bound, according to our places and callings, to be helpful to them;(434) and to take heed of partaking with others in what is forbidden them.(435)

Q. 100 What special things are we to consider in the ten commandments?

A.  We are to consider in the ten commandments, the preface, the substance of the commandments themselves, and several reasons annexed to some of them, the more to enforce them.

Q. 101 What is the preface to the ten commandments?

A.  The preface to the ten commandments is contained in these words, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.(436)Wherein God manifesteth his sovereignty, as being JEHOVAH, the eternal, immutable, and almighty God;(437) having his being in and of himself,(438) and giving being to all his words(439) and works:(440) and that he is a God in covenant, as with Israel of old, so with all his people;(441) who, as he brought them out of their bondage in Egypt, so he delivereth us from our spiritual thraldom;(442) and that therefore we are bound to take him for our God alone, and to keep all his commandments.(443)

Q. 102 What is the sum of the four commandments which contain our duty to God?

A.  The sum of the four commandments containing our duty to God is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind.(444)

Q. 103 Which is the first commandment?

A.  The first commandment is, Thou shall have no other gods before me.(445)

Q. 104 What are the duties required in the first commandment?

A.  The duties required in the first commandment are, the knowing and acknowledging of God to be the only true God, and our God;(446) and to worship and glorify him accordingly,(447) by thinking,(448) meditating,(449) remembering,(450) highly esteeming,(451) honouring,(452) adoring,(453) choosing,(454) loving,(455) desiring,(456) fearing of him;(457) believing him;(458) trusting(459) hoping,(460) delighting,(461) rejoicing in him;(462) being zealous for him;(463) calling upon him, giving all praise and thanks,(464) and yielding all obedience and submission to him with the whole man;(465) being careful in all things to please him,(466) and sorrowful when in any thing he is offended;(467) and walking humbly with him.(468)

Q. 105 What are the sins forbidden in the first commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the first commandment are, atheism, in denying or not having a God;(469) idolatry, in having or worshipping more gods than one, or any with or instead of the true God;(470) the not having and avouching him for God, and our God;(471) the omission or neglect of anything due to him, required in this commandment;(472) ignorance,(473) forgetfulness,(474) misapprehensions,(475) false opinions,(476) unworthy and wicked thoughts of him;(477) bold and curious searching into his secrets;(478) all profaneness,(479) hatred of God;(480) self-love,(481) self-seeking,(482) and all other inordinate and immoderate setting of our mind, will, or affections upon other things, and taking them off from him in whole or in part;(483) vain credulity,(484) unbelief,(485) heresy,(486) misbelief,(487) distrust,(488) despair,(489) incorrigibleness,(490) and insensibleness under judgments,(491) hardness of heart,(492) pride,(493) presumption,(494) carnal security,(495) tempting of God;(496) using unlawful means,(497) and trusting in lawful means;(498) carnal delights and joys;(499) corrupt, blind, and indiscreet zeal;(500) lukewarmness,(501) and deadness in the things of God;(502) estranging ourselves, and apostatizing from God;(503) praying, or giving any religious worship, to saints, angels, or any other creatures;(504) all compacts and consulting with the devil,(505) and hearkening to his suggestions;(506) making men the lords of our faith and conscience;(507) slighting and despising God and his commands;(508) resisting and grieving of his Spirit,(509) discontent and impatience at his dispensations, charging him foolishly for the evils he inflicts on us;(510) and ascribing the praise of any good we either are, have or can do, to fortune,(511) idols,(512) ourselves,(513) or any other creature.(514)

Q. 106 What are we specially taught by these words before me in the first commandment?

A.  These words before me or before my face, in the first commandment, teach us, that God, who seeth all things, taketh special notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God: that so it may be an argument to dissuade from it, and to aggravate it as a most impudent provocation:(515) as also to persuade us to do as in his sight, whatever we do in his service.(516)

Q. 107 Which is the second commandment?

A.  The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.(517)

Q. 108 What are the duties required in the second commandment?

A.  The duties required in the second commandment are, the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath instituted in his Word;(518) particularly prayer and thanksgiving in the name of Christ;(519) the reading, preaching, and hearing of the Word;(520) the administration and receiving of the sacraments;(521) church government and discipline;(522) the ministry and maintainance thereof;(523) religious fasting;(524) swearing by the name of God;(525) and vowing unto him;(526) as also the disapproving, detesting, opposing all false worship;(527) and, according to each one’s place and calling, removing it, and all monuments of idolatry.(528)

Q. 109 What are the sins forbidden in the second commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising,(529) counselling,(530) commanding,(531) using,(532) and anywise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God himself;(533) tolerating a false religion; the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the three persons, either inwardly in our mind, or outwardly in any kind of image or likeness of any creature whatsoever;(534) all worshipping of it,(535) or God in it or by it;(536) the making of any representation of feigned deities,(537) and all worship of them, or service belonging to them,(538) all superstitious devices,(539) corrupting the worship of God,(540) adding to it, or taking from it,(541) whether invented and taken up of ourselves,(542) or received by tradition from others,(543) though under the title of antiquity,(544) custom,(545) devotion,(546) good intent, or any other pretence whatsoever;(547) simony;(548) sacrilege;(549) all neglect,(550) contempt,(551) hindering,(552) and opposing the worship and ordinances which God hath appointed.(553)

Q. 110 What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment, the more to enforce it?

A.  The reasons annexed to the second commandment, the more to enforce it, contained in these words, For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments;(554) are, besides God’s sovereignty over us, and propriety in us,(555) his fervent zeal for his own worship,(556) and his revengeful indignation against all false worship, as being a spiritual whoredom;(557) accounting the breakers of this commandment such as hate him, and threatening to punish them unto divers generations;(558) and esteeming the observers of it such as love him and keep his commandments, and promising mercy to them unto many generations.(559).

Q. 111 Which is the third commandment?

A.  The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.(560)

Q. 112 What is required in the third commandment?

A.  The third commandment requires, That the name of God, his titles, attributes,(561) ordinances,(562) the Word,(563) sacraments,(564) prayer,(565) oaths,(566) vows,(567) lots,(568) his works,(569) and whatsoever else there is whereby he makes himself known, be holily and reverently used in thought,(570) meditation,(571) word,(572) and writing;(573) by an holy profession,(574) and answerable conversation,(575) to the glory of God,(576) and the good of ourselves,(577) and others.(578)

Q. 113 What are the sins forbidden in the third commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the third commandment are, the not using of God’s name as is required;(579) and the abuse of it in an ignorant,(580) vain,(581) irreverent, profane,(582) superstitious(583) or wicked mentioning or otherwise using his titles, attributes,(584) ordinances,(585) or works,(586) by blasphemy,(587) perjury;(588) all sinful cursings,(589) oaths,(590) vows,(591) and lots;(592) violating of our oaths and vows, if lawful;(593) and fulfilling them, if of things unlawful;(594) murmuring and quarrelling at,(595) curious prying into,(596) and misapplying of God’s decrees(597)and providences;(598) misinterpreting,(599) misapplying,(600) or any way perverting the Word, or any part of it;(601) to profane jests,(602) curious or unprofitable questions, vain janglings, or the maintaining of false doctrines;(603) abusing it, the creatures, or anything contained under the name of God, to charms,(604) or sinful lusts and practices;(605) the maligning,(606) scorning,(607) reviling,(608) or any wise opposing of God’s truth, grace, and ways;(609) making profession of religion in hypocrisy, or for sinister ends;(610) being ashamed of it,(611) or a shame to it, by unconformable,(612) unwise,(613) unfruitful,(614) and offensive walking,(615) or backsliding from it.(616).

Q. 114 What reasons are annexed to the third commandment?

A.  The reasons annexed to the third commandment, in these words, The Lord thy God, and, For the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain,(617) are, because he is the Lord and our God, therefore his name is not to be profaned, or any way abused by us;(618) especially because he will be so far from acquitting and sparing the transgressors of this commandment, as that he will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment;(619) albeit many such escape the censures and punishments of men.(620)

Q. 115 Which is the fourth commandment?

A.  The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested in the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day and hallowed it.(621).

Q. 116 What is required in the fourth commandment?

A.  The fourth commandment requireth of all men the sanctifying or keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his Word, expressly one whole day in seven; which was the seventh from the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, and the first day of the week ever since, and so to continue to the end of the world; which is the Christian sabbath,(622) and in the New Testament called The Lord’s day.(623)

Q. 117 How is the sabbath or the Lord’s day to be sanctified?

A.  The sabbath or Lord’s day is to be sanctified by an holy resting all the day,(624) not only from such works as are at all times sinful, but even from such worldly employments and recreations as are on other days lawful;(625) and making it our delight to spend the whole time (except so much of it as is to be taken up in works of necessity and mercy(626)) in the public and private exercises of God’s worship:(627) and, to that end, we are to prepare our hearts, and with such foresight, diligence, and moderation, to dispose and seasonably dispatch our worldly business, that we may be the more free and fit for the duties of that day.(628)

Q. 118 Why is the charge of keeping the sabbath more specially directed to governors of families, and other superiors?

A.  The charge of keeping the sabbath is more specially directed to governors of families, and other superiors, because they are bound not only to keep it themselves, but to see that it be observed by all those that are under their charge; and because they are prone ofttimes to hinder them by employments of their own.(629)

Q. 119 What are the sins forbidden in the fourth commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the fourth commandment are, all omissions of the duties required,(630) all careless, negligent, and unprofitable performing of them, and being weary of them;(631) all profaning the day by idleness, and doing that which is in itself sinful;(632) and by all needless works, words, and thoughts, about our worldly employments and recreations.(633)

Q. 120 What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment, the more to enforce it?

A.  The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment, the more to enforce it, are taken from the equity of it, God allowing us six days of seven for our own affairs, and reserving but one for himself in these words, Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:(634) from God’s challenging a special propriety in that day, The seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God:(635) from the example of God, who in six days made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: and from that blessing which God put upon that day, not only in sanctifying it to be a day for his service, but in ordaining it to be a means of blessing to us in our sanctifying it; Wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.(636)

Q. 121 Why is the word Remember set in the beginning of the fourth commandment?

A.  The word Remember is set in the beginning of the fourth commandment,(637) partly, because of the great benefit of remembering it, we being thereby helped in our preparation to keep it,(638) and, in keeping it, better to keep all the rest of the commandments,(639) and to continue a thankful remembrance of the two great benefits of creation and redemption, which contain a short abridgment of religion;(640) and partly, because we are very ready to forget it,(641) for that there is less light of nature for it,(642) and yet it restraineth our natural liberty in things at other times lawful;(643) that it cometh but once in seven days, and many worldly businesses come between, and too often take off our minds from thinking of it, either to prepare for it, or to sanctify it;(644) and that Satan with his instruments labours much to blot out the glory, and even the memory of it, to bring in all irreligion and impiety.(645)

Q. 122 What is the sum of the six commandments which contain our duty to man?

A.  The sum of the six commandments which contain our duty to man, is, to love our neighbour as ourselves,(646) and to do to others what we would have them to do to us.(647)

Q. 123 Which is the fifth commandment?

A.  The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.(648)

Q. 124 Who are meant by father and mother in the fifth commandment?

A.  By father and mother, in the fifth commandment, are meant, not only natural parents,(649) but all superiors in age(650) and gifts;(651) and especially such as, by God’s ordinance, are over us in place of authority, whether in family,(652) church,(653) or commonwealth(654)

Q. 125 Why are superiors styled father and mother?

A.  Superiors are styled father and mother, both to teach them in all duties toward their inferiors, like natural parents, to express love and tenderness to them, according to their several relations;(655) and to work inferiors to a greater willingness and cheerfulness in performing their duties to their superiors, as to their parents.(656)

Q. 126 What is the general scope of the fifth commandment?

A.  The general scope of the fifth commandment is, the performance of those duties which we mutually owe in our several relations, as inferiors, superiors, or equals.(657)

Q. 127 What is the honour that inferiors owe to their superiors?

A.  The honour which inferiors owe to their superiors is, all due reverence in heart,(658) word, (659)and behaviour;(660) prayer and thanksgiving for them;(661) imitation of their virtues and graces;(662) willing obedience to their lawful commands and counsels;(663) due submission to their corrections;(664) fidelity to,(665) defence,(666) and maintenance of their persons and authority, according to their several ranks, and the nature of their places;(667) bearing with their infirmities, and covering them in love,(668) that so they may be an honour to them and to their government.(669)

Q. 128 What are the sins of inferiors against their superiors?

A.  The sins of inferiors against their superiors are, all neglect of the duties required toward them;(670) envying at,(671) contempt of,(672) and rebellion(673) against, their persons(674)and places,(675) in their lawful counsels,(676) commands, and corrections;(677) cursing, mocking(678) and all such refractory and scandalous carriage, as proves a shame and dishonour to them and their government.(679)

Q. 129 What is required of superiors towards their inferiors?

A.  It is required of superiors, according to that power they receive from God, and that relation wherein they stand, to love,(680) pray for,(681) and bless their inferiors;(682) to instruct,(683) counsel, and admonish them;(684) countenancing,(685) commending,(686) and rewarding such as do well;(687) and discountenancing,(688) reproving, and chastising such as do ill;(689) protecting,(690) and providing for them all things necessary for soul(691) and body:(692) and by grave, wise, holy, and exemplary carriage, to procure glory to God,(693) honour to themselves,(694) and so to preserve that authority which God hath put upon them.(695)

Q. 130 What are the sins of superiors?

A.  The sins of superiors are, besides the neglect of the duties required of them,(696) and inordinate seeking of themselves,(697) their own glory,(698) ease, profit, or pleasure;(699) commanding things unlawful,(700) or not in the power of inferiors to perform;(701) counseling,(702) encouraging,(703) or favouring them in that which is evil;(704) dissuading, discouraging, or discountenancing them in that which is good;(705) correcting them unduly;(706) careless exposing, or leaving them to wrong, temptation, and danger;(707) provoking them to wrath;(708) or any way dishonouring themselves, or lessening their authority, by an unjust, indiscreet, rigorous, or remiss behaviour.(709)

Q. 131 What are the duties of equals?

A.  The duties of equals are, to regard the dignity and worth of each other,(710) in giving honour to go one before another;(711) and to rejoice in each others’ gifts and advancement, as their own.(712)

Q. 132 What are the sins of equals?

A.  The sins of equals are, besides the neglect of the duties required,(713) the undervaluing of the worth,(714) envying the gifts,(715) grieving at the advancement of prosperity one of another;(716) and usurping pre-eminence one over another.(717)

Q. 133 What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment, the more to enforce it?

A.  The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, in these words, That thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee,(718) is an express promise of long life and prosperity, as far as it shall serve for God’s glory and their own good, to all such as keep this commandment.(719)

Q. 134 Which is the sixth commandment?

A.  The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill.(720)

Q. 135 What are the duties required in the sixth commandment?

A.  The duties required in the sixth commandment are all careful studies, and lawful endeavors, to preserve the life of ourselves(721) and others(722) by resisting all thoughts and purposes,(723) subduing all passions,(724) and avoiding all occasions,(725) temptations,(726) and practices, which tend to the unjust taking away the life of any;(727) by just defence thereof against violence,(728) patient bearing of the hand of God,(729) quietness of mind,(730) cheerfulness of spirit;(731) a sober use of meat,(732) drink,(733) physic,(734) sleep,(735) labour,(736) and recreations;(737) by charitable thoughts,(738) love,(739) compassion,(740) meekness, gentleness, kindness;(741) peaceable,(742) mild and courteous speeches and behaviour;(743) forbearance, readiness to be reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil;(744) comforting and succouring the distressed and protecting and defending the innocent.(745)

Q. 136 What are the sins forbidden in the sixth commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the sixth commandment are, all taking away the life of ourselves,(746) or of others,(747) except in case of public justice,(748) lawful war,(749) or necessary defence;(750) the neglecting or withdrawing the lawful and necessary means of preservation of life;(751) sinful anger,(752) hatred,(753) envy,(754) desire of revenge;(755) all excessive passions,(756) distracting cares;(757) immoderate use of meat, drink,(758) labor,(759) and recreations;(760) provoking words,(761) oppression,(762) quarreling,(763) striking, wounding,(764) and whatsoever else tends to the destruction of the life of any.(765)

Q. 137 Which is the seventh commandment?

A.  The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.(766)

Q. 138 What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?

A.  The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections,(767) words,(768) and behavior;(769) and the preservation of it in ourselves and others;(770) watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses;(771) temperance,(772) keeping of chaste company,(773) modesty in apparel;(774) marriage by those that have not the gift of continency,(775) conjugal love,(776) and cohabitation;(777) diligent labor in our callings;(778) shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto.(779)

Q. 139 What are the sins forbidden in the seventh commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required,(780) are, adultery, fornication,(781) rape, incest,(782) sodomy, and all unnatural lusts;(783) all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections;(784) all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto;(785) wanton looks,(786) impudent or light behaviour, immodest apparel;(787) prohibiting of lawful,(788) and dispensing with unlawful marriages;(789) allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them;(790) entangling vows of single life,(791) undue delay of marriage,(792) having more wives or husbands than one at the same time;(793) unjust divorce,(794) or desertion;(795) idleness, gluttony, drunkenness,(796) unchaste company;(797) lascivious songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage plays;(798) and all other provocations to, or acts of uncleanness, either in ourselves or others.(799)

Q. 140 Which is the eighth commandment?

A.  The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal.(800)

Q. 141 What are the duties required in the eighth commandment?

A.  The duties required in the eighth commandment are, truth, faithfulness, and justice in contracts and commerce between man and man;(801) rendering to everyone his due; restitution of goods unlawfully detained from the right owners thereof;(802) giving and lending freely, according to our abilities, and the necessities of others;(803) moderation of our judgments, wills, and affections concerning worldly goods;(804) a provident care and study to get,(805) keep, use, and dispose these things which are necessary and convenient for the sustentation of our nature, and suitable to our condition;(806) a lawful calling,(807) and diligence in it;(808) frugality;(809) avoiding unnecessary lawsuits,(810). and suretiship, or other like engagements;(811) and an endeavor, by all just and lawful means, to procure, preserve, and further the wealth and outward estate of others, as well as our own.(812)

Q. 142 What are the sins forbidden in the eighth commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the eighth commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required,(813)are, theft,(814) robbery,(815) man-stealing,(816) and receiving any thing that is stolen;(817) fraudulent dealing,(818) false weights and measures,(819) removing landmarks,(820) injustice and unfaithfulness in contracts between man and man,(821) or in matters of trust;(822) oppression,(823) extortion,(824) usury,(825) bribery,(826) vexatious lawsuits,(827) unjust inclosures and depopulations(828) ingrossing commodities to enhance the price;(829) unlawful callings,(830) and all other unjust or sinful ways of taking or withholding from our neighbour what belongs to him, or of enriching ourselves;(831) covetousness;(832) inordinate prizing and affecting worldly goods;(833) distrustful and distracting cares and studies in getting, keeping, and using them;(834) envying at the prosperity of others;(835) as likewise idleness,(836) prodigality, wasteful gaming; and all other ways whereby we do unduly prejudice our own outward estate,(837) and defrauding ourselves of the due use and comfort of that estate which God hath given us.(838)

Q. 143 Which is the ninth commandment?

A.  The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.(839)

Q. 144 What are the duties required in the ninth commandment?

A.  The duties required in the ninth commandment are, the preserving and promoting of truth between man and man,(840) and the good name of our neighbour, as well as our own;(841) appearing and standing for the truth;(842) and from the heart,(843) sincerely,(844) freely,(845) clearly,(846) and fully,(847) speaking the truth, and only the truth, in matters of judgment and justice,(848) and in all other things whatsoever;(849) a charitable esteem of our neighbours;(850) loving, desiring, and rejoicing in their good name;(851) sorrowing for,(852) and covering of their infirmities;(853) freely acknowledging of their gifts and graces,(854) defending their innocency;(855) a ready receiving of a good report,(856) and unwillingness to admit of an evil report,(857) concerning them; discouraging tale-bearers,(858) flatterers,(859) and slanderers;(860) love and care of our own good name, and defending it when need requireth;(861) keeping of lawful promises;(862) studying and practicing of whatsoever things are true, honest, lovely, and of good report.(863)

Q. 145 What are the sins forbidden in the ninth commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the ninth commandment are, all prejudicing the truth, and the good name of our neighbours, as well as our own,(864) especially in public judicature;(865) giving false evidence,(866) suborning false witnesses,(867) wittingly appearing and pleading for an evil cause, outfacing and overbearing the truth;(868) passing unjust sentence,(869) calling evil good, and good evil; rewarding the wicked according to the work of the righteous, and the righteous according to the work of the wicked;(870) forgery,(871) concealing the truth, undue silence in a just cause,(872) and holding our peace when iniquity calleth for either a reproof from ourselves,(873) or complaint to others;(874) speaking the truth unseasonably,(875) or maliciously to a wrong end,(876) or perverting it to a wrong meaning,(877) or in doubtful and equivocal expressions, to the prejudice of truth or justice;(878) speaking untruth,(879) lying,(880) slandering,(881) backbiting,(882) detracting, tale bearing,(883) whispering,(884) scoffing,(885) reviling,(886) rash,(887) harsh,(888) and partial censuring;(889) misconstructing intentions, words, and actions;(890) flattering,(891) vain-glorious boasting;(892) thinking or speaking too highly or too meanly of ourselves or others;(893) denying the gifts and graces of God;(894) aggravating smaller faults;(895) hiding, excusing, or extenuating of sins, when called to a free confession;(896) unnecessary discovering of infirmities;(897) raising false rumors,(898) receiving and countenancing evil reports,(899) and stopping our ears against just defense;(900) evil suspicion;(901) envying or grieving at the deserved credit of any,(902) endeavoring or desiring to impair it,(903) rejoicing in their disgrace and infamy;(904) scornful contempt,(905) fond admiration;(906) breach of lawful promises;(907) neglecting such things as are of good report,(908) and practicing, or not avoiding ourselves, or not hindering what we can in others, such things as procure an ill name.(909)

Q. 146 Which is the tenth commandment?

A.  The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shall not covet they neighbour’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.(910)

Q. 147 What are the duties required in the tenth commandment?

A.  The duties required in the tenth commandment are, such a full contentment with our own condition,(911) and such a charitable frame of the whole soul toward our neighbour, as that all our inward motions and affections touching him, tend unto, and further all that good which is his.(912)

Q. 148 What are the sins forbidden in the tenth commandment?

A.  The sins forbidden in the tenth commandment are, discontentment with our own estate;(913) envying(914) and grieving at the good of our neighbour,(915) together with all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his.(916)

Q. 149 Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?

A.  No man is able, either of himself,(917) or by any grace received in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God;(918) but doth daily break them in thought,(919) word, and deed.(920)

Q. 150 Are all transgressions of the law of God equally heinous in themselves, and in the sight of God?

A.  All transgressions of the law of God are not equally heinous; but some sins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more heinous in the sight of God than others.(921)

Q. 151 What are those aggravations that make some sins more heinous than others?

A.  Sins receive their aggravations,

1.   From the persons offending(922) if they be of riper age,(923) greater experience or grace,(924) eminent for profession,(925) gifts,(926) place,(927) office,(928) guides to others,(929) and whose example is likely to be followed by others.(930)

2.   From the parties offended:(931) if immediately against God,(932) his attributes,(933) and worship;(934) against Christ, and his grace;(935) the Holy Spirit,(936) his witness,(937) and workings(938)against superiors, men of eminency,(939) and such as we stand especially related and engaged unto;(940) against any of the saints,(941) particularly weak brethren,(942) the souls of them, or any other,(943) and the common good of all or many.(944)

3.   From the nature and quality of the offense:(945) if it be against the express letter of the law,(946) break many commandments, contain in it many sins:(947) if not only conceived in the heart, but breaks forth in words and actions,(948) scandalize others,(949) and admit of no reparation:(950) if against means,(951) mercies,(952) judgments,(953) light of nature,(954) conviction of conscience,(955) public or private admonition,(956) censures of the church,(957) civil punishments;(958) and our prayers, purposes, promises,(959) vows,(960) covenants,(961) and engagements to God or men:(962) if done deliberately,(963) wilfully,(964) presumptuously,(965) impudently,(966) boastingly,(967) maliciously,(968) frequently,(969) obstinately,(970) with delight,(971) continuance,(972) or relapsing after repentance.(973)

4.   From circumstances of time(974) and place:(975) if on the Lord’s day,(976) or other times of divine worship;(977) or immediately before(978) or after these,(979) or other helps to prevent or remedy such miscarriages;(980) if in public, or in the presence of others, who are thereby likely to be provoked or defiled(981).

Q. 152 What doth every sin deserve at the hands of God?

A.  Every sin, even the least, being against the sovereignty,(982) goodness,(983) and holiness of God,(984) and against his righteous law,(985) deserveth his wrath and curse,(986) both in this life,(987) and that which is to come;(988) and cannot be expiated but by the blood of Christ.(989)

Q. 153 What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us by reason of the transgression of the law?

A.  That we may escape the wrath and curse of God due to us by reason of the transgression of the law, he requireth of us repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ,(990) and the diligent use of the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation.(991)

Q. 154 What are the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation?

A.  The outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to his church the benefits of his mediation, are all his ordinances; especially the Word, sacraments, and prayer; all which are made effectual to the elect for their salvation.(992)

Q. 155 How is the Word made effectual to salvation?

A.  The Spirit of God maketh the reading, but especially the preaching of the Word, an effectual means of enlightening,(993) convincing, and humbling sinners;(994) of driving them out of themselves, and drawing them unto Christ;(995) of conforming them to his image,(996) and subduing them to his will;(997) of strengthening them against temptations and corruptions(998) of building them up in grace,(999) and establishing their hearts in holiness and comfort through faith unto salvation.(1000)

Q. 156 Is the Word of God to be read by all?

A.  Although all are not to be permitted to read the Word publicly to the congregation,(1001) yet all sorts of people are bound to read it apart by themselves,(1002) and with their families:(1003) to which end, the holy scriptures are to be translated out of the original into vulgar languages.(1004)

Q. 157 How is the Word of God to be read?

A.  The holy Scriptures are to be read with an high and reverent esteem of them;(1005) with a firm persuasion that they are the very Word of God,(1006) and that he only can enable us to understand them;(1007) with desire to know, believe, and obey the will of God revealed in them;(1008) with diligence,(1009) and attention to the matter and scope of them;(1010) with meditation,(1011) application,(1012) self-denial,(1013) and prayer.(1014)

Q. 158 By whom is the Word of God to be preached?

A.  The Word of God is to be preached only by such as are sufficiently gifted,(1015) and also duly approved and called to that office.(1016)

Q. 159 How is the Word of God to be preached by those that are called thereunto?

A.  They that are called to labour in the ministry of the Word, are to preach sound doctrine(1017) diligently,(1018) in season and out of season;(1019) plainly,(1020) not in the enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit, and of power;(1021) faithfully,(1022) making known the whole counsel of God;(1023) wisely,(1024) applying themselves to the necessities and capacities of the hearers;(1025) zealously,(1026) with fervent love to God(1027) and the souls of his people;(1028) sincerely,(1029) aiming at his glory,(1030) and their conversion,(1031) edification,(1032) and salvation.(1033)

Q. 160 What is required of those that hear the Word preached?

A.  It is required of those that hear the Word preached, that they attend upon it with diligence,(1034) preparation,(1035) and prayer;(1036) examine what they hear by the Scriptures;(1037) receive the truth with faith,(1038) love,(1039) meekness,(1040) and readiness of mind,(1041) as the Word of God;(1042) meditate,(1043) and confer of it;(1044) hide it in their hearts,(1045) and bring forth the fruit of it in their lives(1046)

Q. 161 How do the sacraments become effectual means of salvation?

A.  The sacraments become effectual means of salvation, not by any power in themselves, or any virtue derived from the piety or intention of him by whom they are administered, but only by the working of the Holy Ghost, and the blessing of Christ, by whom they are instituted(1047)

Q. 162 What is a sacrament?

A.  A sacrament is an holy ordinance instituted by Christ in his church,(1048) to signify, seal, and exhibit(1049) unto those that are within the covenant of grace,(1050) the benefits of his mediation;(1051) to strengthen and increase their faith, and all other graces;(1052) to oblige them to obedience;(1053) to testify and cherish their love and communion one with another;(1054) and to distinguish them from those that are without.(1055)

Q. 163 What are the parts of a sacrament?

A.  The parts of the sacrament are two; the one an outward and sensible sign, used according to Christ’s own appointment; the other an inward and spiritual grace thereby signified.(1056)

Q. 164 How many sacraments hath Christ instituted in his church under the New Testament?

A.  Under the New Testament Christ hath instituted in his church only two sacraments, baptism and the Lord’s supper.(1057)

Q. 165 What is baptism?

A.  Baptism is a sacrament of the New Testament, wherein Christ hath ordained the washing with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,(1058) to be a sign and seal of ingrafting into himself,(1059) of remission of sins by his blood,(1060) and regeneration by his Spirit;(1061) of adoption,(1062) and resurrection unto everlasting life;(1063) and whereby the parties baptized are solemnly admitted into the visible church,(1064) and enter into an open and professed engagement to be wholly and only the Lord’s.(1065)

Q. 166 Unto whom is baptism to be administered?

A.  Baptism is not to be administered to any that are out of the visible church, and so strangers from the covenant of promise, till they profess their faith in Christ, and obedience to him,(1066) but infants descending from parents, either both, or but one of them, professing faith in Christ, and obedience to him, are in that respect within the covenant, and to be baptized.(1067)

Q. 167 How is our baptism to be improved by us?

A.  The needful but much neglected duty of improving our baptism, is to be performed by us all our life long, especially in the time of temptation, and when we are present at the administration of it to others;(1068) by serious and thankful consideration of the nature of it, and of the ends for which Christ instituted it, the privileges and benefits conferred and sealed thereby, and our solemn vow made therein;(1069) by being humbled for our sinful defilement, our falling short of, and walking contrary to, the grace of baptism, and our engagements;(1070) by growing up to assurance of pardon of sin, and of all other blessings sealed to us in that sacrament;(1071) by drawing strength from the death and resurrection of Christ, into whom we are baptized, for the mortifying of sin, and quickening of grace;(1072) and by endeavoring to live by faith,(1073) to have our conversation in holiness and righteousness,(1074) as those that have therein given up their names to Christ;(1075) and to walk in brotherly love, as being baptized by the same Spirit into one body.(1076)

Q. 168 What is the Lord’s supper?

A.  The Lord’s supper is a sacrament of the New Testament,(1077) wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine according to the appointment of Jesus Christ, his death is showed forth; and they that worthily communicate feed upon his body and blood, to their spiritual nourishment and growth in grace;(1078) have their union and communion with him confirmed;(1079) testify and renew their thankfulness,(1080) and engagement to God,(1081) and their mutual love and fellowship each with the other, as members of the same mystical body.(1082)

Q. 169 How hath Christ appointed bread and wine to be given and received in the sacrament of the Lord’s supper?

A.  Christ hath appointed the ministers of his Word, in the administration of this sacrament of the Lord’s supper, to set apart the bread and wine from common use, by the word of institution, thanksgiving, and prayer; to take and break the bread, and to give both the bread and the wine to the communicants: who are, by the same appointment, to take and eat the bread, and to drink the wine, in thankful remembrance that the body of Christ was broken and given, and his blood shed, for them.(1083)

Q. 170 How do they that worthily communicate in the Lord’s supper feed upon the body and blood of Christ therein?

A.  As the body and blood of Christ are not corporally or carnally present in, with, or under the bread and wine in the Lord’s supper,(1084) and yet are spiritually present to the faith of the receiver, no less truly and really than the elements themselves are to their outward senses;(1085) so they that worthily communicate in the sacrament of the Lord’s supper, do therein feed upon the body and blood of Christ, not after a corporal and carnal, but in a spiritual manner; yet truly and really,(1086) while by faith they receive and apply unto themselves Christ crucified, and all the benefits of his death.(1087)

Q. 171 How are they that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper to prepare themselves before they come unto it?

A.  They that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper are, before they come, to prepare themselves thereunto, by examining themselves(1088) of their being in Christ,(1089) of their sins and wants;(1090) of the truth and measure of their knowledge,(1091) faith,(1092) repentance;(1093) love to God and the brethren,(1094) charity to all men,(1095) forgiving those that have done them wrong;(1096) of their desires after Christ,(1097) and of their new obedience;(1098) and by renewing the exercise of these graces,(1099) by serious meditation,(1100) and fervent prayer.(1101)

Q. 172 May one who doubteth of his being in Christ, or of his due preparation, come to the Lord’s supper?

A.  One who doubteth of his being in Christ, or of his due preparation to the sacrament of the Lord’s supper, may have true interest in Christ, though he be not yet assured thereof;(1102) and in God’s account hath it, if he be duly affected with the apprehension of the want of it,(1103) and unfeignedly desires to be found in Christ,(1104) and to depart from iniquity:(1105) in which case (because promises are made, and this sacrament is appointed, for the relief even of weak and doubting Christians(1106) he is to bewail his unbelief,(1107) and labor to have his doubts resolved;(1108) and, so doing, he may and ought to come to the Lord’s supper, that he may be further strengthened.(1109)

Q. 173 May any who profess the faith, and desire to come to the Lord’s supper, be kept from it?

A.  Such as are found to be ignorant or scandalous, notwithstanding their profession of the faith, and desire to come to the Lord’s supper, may and ought to be kept from that sacrament, by the power which Christ hath left in his church,(1110) until they receive instruction, and manifest their reformation.(1111)

Q. 174 What is required of them that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper in the time of the administration of it?

A.  It is required of them that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s supper, that, during the time of the administration of it, with all holy reverence and attention they wait upon God in that ordinance,(1112) diligently observe the sacramental elements and actions,(1113) heedfully discern the Lord’s body,(1114) and affectionately meditate on his death and sufferings,(1115) and thereby stir up themselves to a vigorous exercise of their graces;(1116) in judging themselves,(1117) and sorrowing for sin;(1118) in earnest hungering and thirsting after Christ,(1119) feeding on him by faith,(1120) receiving of his fullness,(1121) trusting in his merits,(1122) rejoicing in his love,(1123) giving thanks for his grace;(1124) in renewing of their covenant with God,(1125) and love to all the saints.(1126)

Q         175 What is the duty of Christians, after they have received the sacrament of the Lord’s supper?

A.  The duty of Christians, after they have received the sacrament of the Lord’s supper, is seriously to consider how they have behaved themselves therein, and with what success;(1127) if they find quickening and comfort, to bless God for it,(1128) beg the continuance of it,(1129) watch against relapses,(1130) fulfill their vows,(1131) and encourage themselves to a frequent attendance on that ordinance:(1132) but if they find no present benefit, more exactly to review their preparation to, and carriage at, the sacrament;(1133) in both which, if they can approve themselves to God and their own consciences, they are to wait for the fruit of it in due time:(1134) but, if they see they have failed in either, they are to be humbled,(1135) and to attend upon it afterwards with more care and diligence.(1136)

Q. 176 Wherein do the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper agree?

A.  The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper agree, in that the author of both is God;(1137) the spiritual part of both is Christ and his benefits;(1138) both are seals of the same covenant,(1139) are to be dispensed by ministers of the gospel, and by none other;(1140) and to be continued in the church of Christ until his second coming.(1141)

Q. 177 Wherein do the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper differ?

A.  The sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s supper differ, in that baptism is to be administered but once, with water, to be a sign and seal of our regeneration and ingrafting into Christ,(1142) and that even to infants;(1143) whereas the Lord’s supper is to be administered often, in the elements of bread and wine, to represent and exhibit Christ as spiritual nourishment to the soul,(1144) and to confirm our continuance and growth in him,(1145) and that only to such as are of years and ability to examine themselves.(1146)

Q. 178 What is prayer?

A.  Prayer is an offering up of our desires unto God,(1147) in the name of Christ,(1148) by the help of his Spirit;(1149) with confession of our sins,(1150) and thankful acknowledgment of his mercies.(1151)

Q. 179 Are we to pray unto God only?

A.  God only being able to search the hearts,(1152) hear the requests,(1153) pardon the sins,(1154) and fulfill the desires of all;(1155) and only to be believed in,(1156) and worshipped with religious worship;(1157) prayer, which is a special part thereof,(1158) is to be made by all to him alone,(1159) and to none other.(1160)

Q. 180 What is it to pray in the name of Christ?

A.  To pray in the name of Christ is, in obedience to his command, and in confidence on his promises, to ask mercy for his sake;(1161) not by bare mentioning of his name,(1162) but by drawing our encouragement to pray, and our boldness, strength, and hope of acceptance in prayer, from Christ and his mediation.(1163)

Q. 181 Why are we to pray in the name of Christ?

A.  The sinfulness of man, and his distance from God by reason thereof, being so great, as that we can have no access into his presence without a mediator;(1164) and there being none in heaven or earth appointed to, or fit for, that glorious work but Christ alone,(1165) we are to pray in no other name but his only.(1166)

Q. 182 How doth the Spirit help us to pray?

A.  We not knowing what to pray for as we ought, the Spirit helpeth our infirmities, by enabling us to understand both for whom, and what, and how prayer is to be made; and by working and quickening in our hearts (although not in all persons, nor at all times, in the same measure) those apprehensions, affections, and graces which are requisite for the right performance of that duty.(1167)

Q. 183 For whom are we to pray?

A.  We are to pray for the whole church of Christ upon earth;(1168) for magistrates,(1169) and ministers;(1170) for ourselves,(1171) our brethren,(1172) yea, our enemies;(1173) and for all sorts of men living,(1174) or that shall live hereafter;(1175) but not for the dead,(1176) nor for those that are known to have sinned the sin unto death.(1177)

Q. 184 For what things are we to pray?

A.  We are to pray for all things tending to the glory of God,(1178) the welfare of the church,(1179) our own(1180)or others, good;(1181) but not for anything that is unlawful.(1182)

Q. 185 How are we to pray?

A.  We are to pray with an awful apprehension of the majesty of God,(1183) and deep sense of our own unworthiness,(1184) necessities,(1185) and sins;(1186) with penitent,(1187) thankful,(1188) and enlarged hearts;(1189) with understanding,(1190) faith,(1191) sincerity,(1192) fervency,(1193) love,(1194) and perseverance,(1195) waiting upon him,(1196) with humble submission to his will.(1197)

Q. 186 What rule hath God given for our direction in the duty of prayer?

A.  The whole Word of God is of use to direct us in the duty of prayer;(1198) but the special rule of direction is that form of prayer which our Savior Christ taught his disciples, commonly called The Lord’s Prayer.(1199)

Q. 187 How is the Lord’s Prayer to be used?

A.  The Lord’s Prayer is not only for direction, as a pattern, according to which we are to make other prayers; but may also be used as a prayer, so that it be done with understanding, faith, reverence, and other graces necessary to the right performance of the duty of prayer.(1200)

Q. 188 Of how many parts doth the Lord’s Prayer consist?

A.  The Lord’s Prayer consists of three parts; a preface, petitions, and a conclusion.

Q. 189 What doth the preface of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?

A.  The preface of the Lord’s Prayer (contained in these words, Our Father which art in heaven,(1201) ) teacheth us, when we pray, to draw near to God with confidence of his fatherly goodness, and our interest therein;(1202) with reverence, and all other childlike dispositions,(1203) heavenly affections,(1204) and due apprehensions of his sovereign power, majesty, and gracious condescension:(1205) as also, to pray with and for others.(1206)

Q. 190 What do we pray for in the first petition?

A.  In the first petition, (which is, Hallowed by thy name,(1207) ) acknowledging the utter inability and indisposition that is in ourselves and all men to honor God aright,(1208) we pray, that God would by his grace enable and incline us and others to know, to acknowledge, and highly to esteem him,(1209) his titles,(1210) attributes,(1211) ordinances, Word,(1212) works, and whatsoever he is pleased to make himself known by;(1213) and to glorify him in thought, word,(1214) and deed:(1215) that he would prevent and remove atheism,(1216) ignorance,(1217) idolatry,(1218) profaneness,(1219) and whatsoever is dishonorable to him;(1220) and, by his over-ruling providence, direct and dispose of all things to his own glory.(1221)

Q. 191 What do we pray for in the second petition?

A.  In the second petition, (which is, Thy kingdom come,(1222) ) acknowledging ourselves and all mankind to be by nature under the dominion of sin and Satan,(1223) we pray, that the kingdom of sin and Satan may be destroyed,(1224) the gospel propagated throughout the world,(1225) the Jews called,(1226) the fullness of the Gentiles brought in;(1227) the church furnished with all gospel-officers and ordinances,(1228) purged from corruption,(1229) countenanced and maintained by the civil magistrate:(1230) that the ordinances of Christ may be purely dispensed, and made effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their sins, and the confirming, comforting, and building up of those that are already converted:(1231) that Christ would rule in our hearts here,(1232) and hasten the time of his second coming, and our reigning with him forever:(1233) and that he would be pleased so to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may best conduce to these ends.(1234)

Q. 192 What do we pray for in the third petition?

A.  In the third petition, (which is, Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven,(1235) ) acknowledging, that by nature we and all men are not only utterly unable and unwilling to know and do the will of God,(1236) but prone to rebel against his Word,(1237) to repine and murmur against his providence,(1238) and wholly inclined to do the will of the flesh, and of the devil:(1239) we pray, that God would by his Spirit take away from ourselves and others all blindness,(1240) weakness,(1241) indisposedness,(1242) and perverseness of heart;(1243) and by his grace make us able and willing to know, do, and submit to his will in all things,(1244) with the like humility,(1245) cheerfulness,(1246) faithfulness,(1247) diligence,(1248) zeal,(1249) sincerity,(1250) and constancy,(1251) as the angels do in heaven.(1252)

Q. 193 What do we pray for in the fourth petition?

A.  In the fourth petition, (which is, Give us this day our daily bread,(1253) ) acknowledging, that in Adam, and by our own sin, we have forfeited our right to all the outward blessings of this life, and deserve to be wholly deprived of them by God, and to have them cursed to us in the use of them;(1254) and that neither they of themselves are able to sustain us,(1255) nor we to merit,(1256) or by our own industry to procure them;(1257) but prone to desire,(1258) get,(1259) and use them unlawfully:(1260) we pray for ourselves and others, that both they and we, waiting upon the providence of God from day to day in the use of lawful means, may, of his free gift, and as to his fatherly wisdom shall seem best, enjoy a competent portion of them;(1261) and have the same continued and blessed unto us in our holy and comfortable use of them,(1262) and contentment in them;(1263) and be kept from all things that are contrary to our temporal support and comfort.(1264)

Q. 194 What do we pray for in the fifth petition?

A.  In the fifth petition, (which is, Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors,(1265) ) acknowledging, that we and all others are guilty both of original and actual sin, and thereby become debtors to the justice of God; and that neither we, nor any other creature, can make the least satisfaction for that debt:(1266) we pray for ourselves and others, that God of his free grace would, through the obedience and satisfaction of Christ, apprehended and applied by faith, acquit us both from the guilt and punishment of sin,(1267) accept us in his Beloved;(1268) continue his favour and grace to us,(1269) pardon our daily failings,(1270) and fill us with peace and joy, in giving us daily more and more assurance of forgiveness;(1271) which we are the rather emboldened to ask, and encouraged to expect, when we have this testimony in ourselves, that we from the heart forgive others their offenses.(1272)

Q. 195 What do we pray for in the sixth petition?

A.  In the sixth petition, (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,(1273) ) acknowledging, that the most wise, righteous, and gracious God, for divers holy and just ends, may so order things, that we may be assaulted, foiled, and for a time led captive by temptations;(1274) that Satan,(1275) the world,(1276) and the flesh, are ready powerfully to draw us aside, and ensnare us;(1277) and that we, even after the pardon of our sins, by reason of our corruption,(1278) weakness, and want of watchfulness,(1279) are not only subject to be tempted, and forward to expose ourselves unto temptations,(1280) but also of ourselves unable and unwilling to resist them, to recover out of them, and to improve them;(1281) and worthy to be left under the power of them:(1282) we pray, that God would so overrule the world and all in it,(1283) subdue the flesh,(1284) and restrain Satan,(1285) order all things,(1286) bestow and bless all means of grace,(1287) and quicken us to watchfulness in the use of them, that we and all his people may by his providence be kept from being tempted to sin;(1288) or, if tempted, that by his Spirit we may be powerfully supported and enabled to stand in the hour of temptation;(1289) or when fallen, raised again and recovered out of it,(1290) and have a sanctified use and improvement thereof:(1291) that our sanctification and salvation may be perfected,(1292) Satan trodden under our feet,(1293) and we fully freed from sin, temptation, and all evil, forever.(1294)

Q. 196 What doth the conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer teach us?

A.  The conclusion of the Lord’s Prayer, (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.(1295) ) teacheth us to enforce our petitions with arguments,(1296) which are to be taken, not from any worthiness in ourselves, or in any other creature, but from God;(1297) and with our prayers to join praises,(1298) ascribing to God alone eternal sovereignty, omnipotency, and glorious excellency;(1299) in regard whereof, as he is able and willing to help us,(1300) so we by faith are emboldened to plead with him that he would,(1301) and quietly to rely upon him, that he will fulfil our requests.(1302) And, to testify this our desire and assurance, we say, Amen.(1303)

 

(a)      This statement was statement issued by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland at the time of its official approval. The three kingdoms spoken of here were Scotland, England and Wales. Sadly, the “uniformity” sought throughout the kingdoms was not achieved, nevertheless, this catechism along with confession and shorter catechism became the statements of the Church of Scotland which was a very mission minded church for centuries after and thus these long-standing doctrinal and instructional statements have become the foundation of most churches planted by them. While these became the doctrinal statements of the Presbyterian churches, many other church doctrinal statements were derived from these, such as those in many Baptist, Congregational and Independent churches not only in the United Kingdom, but around the world and remain in use unto this day.

(1)        Romans 11:36 — For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. 1 Corinthians 10:31 — Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

(2)        Psalm 73:24-28 — Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory. 25 Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. 26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. 27 For, lo, they that are far from thee shall perish: thou hast destroyed all them that go a whoring from thee 28 but it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works. John 17:21-23 — That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.

(3)        Romans 1:19-20 — Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; 19 for God hath showed it unto them. 20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Psalm 19:1-3 — The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork. 2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night showeth knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Acts 17:28 — For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

(4)        1 Corinthians 2:9-10 — But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. 10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
2 Timothy 3:15-17 — And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness 17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works. Isaiah 59:21 — As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

(5)        2 Timothy 3:16 — All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Peter 1:19-21 — We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts: 20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

(6)        Ephesians 2:20 — And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. Revelation 22:18-19 — For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, 19 God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book. Isaiah 8:20 — To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Luke 16:29, 31 —Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them… 31 And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. Galatians 1:8-9 — But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. 2 Timothy 3:15-16 — And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus 16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

(7)        Hosea 8:12 — I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing. 1 Corinthians 2:6-7, 13 — Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought: 7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:.. 13 Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. Psalm 119:18, 129 — Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law... 129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.

(8)        Psalm 12:6 — The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Psalm 119:140 — Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.

(9)        Acts 10:43 — To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 26:22 — Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come.

(10)      Romans 3:19, 1)27 — Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God... 27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

(11)      Acts 18:28 — For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, showing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ. Hebrews 4:12 — For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. James 1:18 — Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Psalm 19:7-9 — The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. 8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. 9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. Romans 15:4 — For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. Acts 20:32 — And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

(12)      John 16:13-14 — Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come 14 He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. 1 John 2:20, 27 — But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things... 27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

(13)      2 Timothy 1:13 — Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

(14)      Hebrews 11:6 — But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

(15)      1 John 5:7 — For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

(16)      Acts 15:14-15,18 — Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written… 18 Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

(17)      Acts 4:27-28 — For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together, 28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

(18)      John 4:24 — God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

(19)      Exodus 3:14 — And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. Job 11:7-9 — Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? 8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? 9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

(20)      Acts 7:2 — And he said, Men, brethren, and fathers, hearken; The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham, when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Charran.

(21)      1 Timothy 6:15 — Which in his times he shall show, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords.

(22)      Matthew 5:48 — Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

(23)      Genesis 17:1 — And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.

(24)      Psalm 90:2 — Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

(25)      Malachi 3:6 — For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

(26)      1 Kings 8:27 — But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

(27)      Psalm 139:1-13 — O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off 3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways 4 For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether 5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it 7 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? 8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there 9 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; 10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. 11 If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me 12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee 13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

(28)      Revelation 4:8 — And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.

(29)      Hebrews 4:13 — Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do. Psalm 147:5 — Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.

(30)      Romans 16:27 — To God only wise, be glory through Jesus Christ for ever. Amen.

(31)      Isaiah 6:3 — And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. Revelation 15:4 — Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

(32)      Deuteronomy 32:4 — He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.

(33)      Exodus 34:6 — And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.

(34)      Deuteronomy 6:4 — Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD. 1 Corinthians 8:4-6 — As concerning therefore the eating of those things that are offered in sacrifice unto idols, 5 we know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none other God but one… 6 But to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

(35)      1 John 5:7 — For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. Matthew 3:16-17 — And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon hi 17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 2 Corinthians 13:14 — The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen. John 10:30 — I and my Father are one.

(36)      Hebrews 1:5-6, 8 — For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son? 6 And again, when he bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, And let all the angels of God worship him... 8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.

(37)      John 1:14, 18 — And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth... 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

(38)      John 15:26 — But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. Galatians 4:6 — And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

(39)      Isaiah 6:3, 5, 8 — And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory... 5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts... 8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. John 12:41 — These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him. Acts 28:25 — And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers. 1 John 5:20 — And we know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal life. Acts 5:3-4 — But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? 4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

(40)      John 1:1 — In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
Isaiah 9:6 — For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. John 2:24-25 — But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men,
25 And needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was in man. 1 Corinthians 2:10-11 — But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God. 11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

(41)      Colossians 1:16 — For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him. Genesis 1:2 — And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

(42)      Matthew 28:19 — Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. 2 Corinthians 8:14 — But by an equality, that now at this time your abundance may be a supply for their want, that their abundance also may be a supply for your want: that there may be equality.

(43)      Ephesians 1:11 — In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. Romans 11:33 — O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! Romans 9:14-15, 18 — What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid 15 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion... 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth.

(44)      Ephesians 1:4, 11 — According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love... 11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will. Romans 9:22-23 — What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: 23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory. Psalm 33:11 — The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

(45)      1 Timothy 5:21 — I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality.

(46)      Ephesians 1:4-6 — According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, 6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 — But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(47)      Romans 9:17-18, 21-22 — For the scripture saith unto Pharaoh, Even for this same purpose have I raised thee up, that I might show my power in thee, and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. 18 Therefore hath he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth... 21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? 22 What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction. Matthew 11:25-26 — At that time Jesus answered and said, 26 thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight. 2 Timothy 2:20 — But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. Jude 4 — For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:8 — And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offence, even to them which stumble at the word, being disobedient: whereunto also they were appointed.

(48)      Ephesians 1:11 — In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will.

(49)      Genesis 1 — (Read entire chapter). XX Hebrews 11:3 — Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Proverbs 16:4 — The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.

(50)      Colossians 1:16 — For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.

(51)      Psalm 104:4 — Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire.

(52)      Matthew 22:30 — For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

(53)      Matthew 25:31 — 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.

(54)      2 Samuel 14:17 — Then thine handmaid said, The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: for as an angel of God, so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: therefore the LORD thy God will be with thee. Matthew 24:36 — But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.

(55)      2 Thessalonians 1:7 — And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels.

(56)      Psalm 103:20-21 — Bless the LORD, ye his angels, that excel in strength, that do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word. 21 Bless ye the LORD, all ye his hosts; ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure.

(57)      2 Peter 2:4 — For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

(58)      Genesis 1:27 — So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

(59)      Genesis 2:7 — And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

(60)      Genesis 2:22 — And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.

(61)      Genesis 2:7 — And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Job 35:11 — Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven? Ecclesiastes 12:7 — Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. Matthew 10:28 — And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Luke 23:43 — And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

(62)      Genesis 1:27 — So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

(63)      Colossians 3:10 — And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him.

(64)      Ephesians 4:24 — And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

(65)      Romans 2:14-15 — For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.

(66)      Ecclesiastes 7:29 — Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

(67)      Genesis 1:28 — And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

(68)      Genesis 3:6 — And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Ecclesiastes 7:29 — Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions.

(69)      Psalm 145:17 — The LORD is righteous in all his ways, and holy in all his works.

(70)      Psalm 104:24 — O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. Isaiah 28:29 — This also cometh forth from the LORD of hosts, which is wonderful in counsel, and excellent in working.

(71)      Hebrews 1:3 — Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

(72)      Psalm 103:19 — The LORD hath prepared his throne in the heavens; and his kingdom ruleth over all.

(73)      Matthew 10:29-31 — Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Genesis 45:7 — And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance.

(74)      Romans 11:36 — For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen. Isaiah 63:14 — As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.

(75)      Jude 6 — And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. 2 Peter 2:4 — For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment. Hebrews 2:16 — For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham. John 8:44 — Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

(76) Job 1:12 — And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD. Matthew 8:31 — So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

(77)      1 Timothy 5:21 — I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels, that thou observe these things without preferring one before another, doing nothing by partiality. Mark 8:38 — Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels. Hebrews 12:22 — But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels.

(78)      Psalm 104:4 — Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire.

(79)      2 Kings 19:35 — And it came to pass that night, that the angel of the LORD went out, and smote in the camp of the Assyrians an hundred fourscore and five thousand: and when they arose early in the morning, behold, they were all dead corpses. Hebrews 1:14 — Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

(80)      Genesis 2:8, 15-16 — And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed...And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat.

(81)      Genesis 1:28 — And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

(82)      Genesis 2:18 — And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

(83)      Genesis 1:26-29 — And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. 29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. Genesis 3:8 — And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.

(84)      Genesis 2:3 — And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

(85)      Galatians 3:12 — And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Romans 10:5 — For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them.

(86)      Genesis 2:9 — And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

(87)      Genesis 2:17 — But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

(88)      Genesis 3:6-8, 13 — And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. 8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden... 13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Ecclesiastes 7:29 — Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions. 2 Corinthians 11:3 — But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtlety, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

(89)      Acts 17:26 — And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation.

(90)      Genesis 2:16-17 — And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: 17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Romans 5:12-20 — Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. 20 But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound.
1 Corinthians 15:21-22 — For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

(91)      Romans 5:12 — Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned. Romans 3:23 — For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

(92)      1 John 3:4 — Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. Galatians 3:10, 12 — For as many as are of the works of the law are under the 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... 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

(93)      Romans 5:12, 19 — Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned... 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

(94)      Romans 3:10-19 — As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: 11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God. 12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one 13 Their throat is an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used deceit; the poison of asps is under their lips: 14 Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness: 15 Their feet are swift to shed blood: 16 Destruction and misery are in their ways: 17 And the way of peace have they not known: 18 There is no fear of God before their eyes 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God; Ephesians 2:1-3 — And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins: 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 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; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others. Romans 5:6 — For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. Romans 8:7-8 — Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. 8 So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Genesis 6:5 — And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

(95)      James 1:14-15 — But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Matthew 15:19 — For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.

(96)      Psalm 51:5 — Behold, I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me. Job 14:4 — Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? not one. John 3:6 — That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

(97)      Genesis 3:8, 10, 24 — And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden... 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself... 24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

(98)      Ephesians 2:2-3 — Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 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; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

(99)      2 Timothy 2:26 — And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

(100)   Genesis 2:17 — But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Lamentations 3:39 — Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Romans 6:23 — For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Matthew 25:41 — Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels. Matthew 25:46 — And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal. Jude 7 — Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

(101)   Ephesians 4:18 — Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.

(102)   Romans 1:28 — And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient.

(103)   2 Thessalonians 2:11 — And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.

(104)   Romans 2:5 — But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

(105)   Isaiah 33:14 — The sinners in Zion are afraid; fearfulness hath surprised the hypocrites. Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? Genesis 4:13 — And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear. Matthew 27:4 — Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

(106)   Romans 1:26 — For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.

(107)   Genesis 3:17 — And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.

(108)   Deuteronomy 28:15-18 — But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

(109)   Romans 6:21, 23 — What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death... 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(110)   2 Thessalonians 1:9 — Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. Mark 9:43-44, 46, 48 — And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched: 44 Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. Luke 16:24 — And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

(111)   1 Thessalonians 5:9 — For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ.

(112)   Galatians 3:10, 12 — For as many as are of the works of the law are under the 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... 12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

(113) Titus 3:4-7 — But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Galatians 3:21 — Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law.
Romans 3:20-22 — Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.

(114)   Galatians 3:16 — Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. Romans 5:15-21 — But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. 20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: 21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord. Isaiah 53:10-11 — Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

(115)   Genesis 3:15 — And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. Isaiah 42:6 — I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles. John 6:27 — Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

(116)   1 John 5:11-12 — And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

(117)   John 3:16 — For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 1:12 — But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

(118)   Proverbs 1:23 — Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto you, I will make known my words unto you.

(119)   2 Corinthians 4:13 — We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.

(120)   Galatians 5:22-23 — But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

(121)   Ezekiel 36:27 — And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

(122)   James 2:18, 22 — Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works... 22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith made perfect?

(123)   2 Corinthians 5:14-15 — For the love of Christ constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead: 15 And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

(124)   Ephesians 2:18 — For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

(125)   2 Corinthians 3:6-9 — Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

(126)   Titus 3:4-7 — But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Galatians 3:21 — Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. Romans 3:20-22 — Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. 21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being witnessed by the law and the prophets; 22 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.

(127)   Acts 3:20, 24 — And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you... 24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

(128)   Hebrews 10:1 — For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

(129)   Romans 4:11 — And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed unto them also.

(130)   1 Corinthians 5:7 — Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us.

(131)   Hebrews chapters 8, 9, 10 — (Read entire chapters). XX Hebrews 11:13 — These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

(132)   Galatians 3:7-9, 14 — Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. 8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. 9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham... 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

(133)   Mark 16:15 — And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.

(134)   Matthew 28:19-20 — Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

(135)   1 Corinthians 11:23-25 — For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

(136)   2 Corinthians 3:6-9 — Who also hath made us able ministers of the new testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. 7 But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: 8 How shall not the ministration of the spirit be rather glorious? 9 For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. Hebrews 8:6, 10-11 — But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises... 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. Matthew 28:19 — Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.

(137)   1 Timothy 2:5 — For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

(138)   John 1:1, 14 — In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God... 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John 10:30 — I and my Father are one. Philippians 2:6 — Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.

(139)   Galatians 4:4 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

(140)   Luke 1:35 — And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. Romans 9:5 — Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen. Colossians 2:9 — For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Hebrews 7:24-25 — But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

(141) John 1:14 — And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. Matthew 26:38 — Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

(142)   Luke 1:27, 31, 35, 42 — To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary.... And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS... 31 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.... 35 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Galatians 4:4 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

(143)   Hebrews 4:15 — For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 7:26 — For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens.

(144)   Acts 2:24-25 — Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. Romans 1:4 — And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead. Romans 4:25 — Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Hebrews 9:14 — How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

(145)   Acts 20:28 — Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood. Hebrews 9:14 — How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 7:25-28 — Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.
26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens; 27 Who needeth not daily, as those high priests, to offer up sacrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's: for this he did once, when he offered up himself. 28 For the law maketh men high priests which have infirmity; but the word of the oath, which was since the law, maketh the Son, who is consecrated for evermore.

(146)   Romans 3:24-26 — Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.

(147)   Ephesians 1:6 — To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. Matthew 3:17 — And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

(148)   Titus 2:13-14 — Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

(149)   Galatians 4:6 — And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

(150)   Luke 1:68-69, 71, 74 — Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;... That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;...That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear.

(151)   Hebrews 5:8-9 — Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; 9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him.
Hebrews 9:11-15 — But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
12 Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? 15 And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

(152)   Hebrews 2:16 — For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.

(153)   Galatians 4:4 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

(154)   Hebrews 2:14 — Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil. Hebrews 7:24-25 — But this man, because he continueth ever, hath an unchangeable priesthood. 25 Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

(155)   Hebrews 4:15 — For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

(156)   Galatians 4:5 — To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

(157)   Hebrews 4:16 — Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

(158)   Matthew 1:21, 23 — And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins... 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Matthew 3:17 — And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Hebrews 9:14 — How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

(159)   1 Peter 2:6 — Wherefore also it is contained in the scripture, Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious: and he that believeth on him shall not be confounded.

(160)   Matthew 1:21 — And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

(161)   John 3:34 — For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. Psalm 45:7 — Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

(162)   John 6:27 — Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
Matthew 28:18-20 — And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

(163)   Acts 3:21-22 — Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. Luke 4:18, 21 — The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised... 21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

(164)   Hebrews 5:5-7 — So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared. Hebrews 4:14-15 — Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

(165)   Psalm 2:6 — Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion. Matthew 21:5 — Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. Isaiah 9:6-7 — For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this. Philippians 2:8-11 — And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

(166)   John 1:18 — No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

(167)   1 Peter 1:10-12 — Of which salvation the prophets have inquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you: 11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow. 12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.

(168)   Hebrews 1:1-2 — God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds.

(169)   John 15:15 — Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

(170)   Acts 20:23 — Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. Ephesians 4:11-13 — And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ. John 20:31 — But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

(171)   Hebrews 9:14, 28 — How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?... 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

(172)   Hebrews 2:17 — Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

(173)   Hebrews 7:25 — Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.

(174)   Acts 15:14-16 — Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for his name. 15 And to this agree the words of the prophets; as it is written, 16 After this I will return, and will build again the tabernacle of David, which is fallen down; and I will build again the ruins thereof, and I will set it up. Genesis 49:10 — The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be. Psalm 110:3 — Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

(175)   Ephesians 4:11-12 — And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. 1 Corinthians 12:28 — And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

(176)   Isaiah 33:22 — For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

(177)   Matthew 18:17-18 — And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 1 Corinthians 5:4-5 — In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ, 5 To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

(178)   Acts 5:31 — Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

(179)   Revelation 22:12 — And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be. Revelation 2:10 — Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

(180)   Revelation 3:19 — As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

(181)   Isaiah 63:9 — In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

(182)   1 Corinthians 15:25 — For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. Psalm 110:1-2 — The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. 2 The LORD shall send the rod of thy strength out of Zion: rule thou in the midst of thine enemies.

(183)   Romans 14:10-11 — But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. 11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

(184)   Romans 8:28 — And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

(185)   2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 — In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. Psalm 2:8-9 — Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.

(186)   Philippians 2:6-8 — Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Luke 1:31 — And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 2 Corinthians 8:9 — For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich. Acts 2:24 — Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

(187)   John 1:14, 18 — And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth... 18 No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. Galatians 4:4 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.
Luke 2:7 — And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

(188)   Galatians 4:4 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law.

(189)   Matthew 5:17 — Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. Romans 5:19 — For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

(190)   Psalm 22:6 — But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. Hebrews 12:2-3 — Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

(191)   Matthew 4:1-12 — Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (including the rest of the verses). Luke 4:13 — And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

(192)   Hebrews 2:17-18 — Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. 18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted. Hebrews 4:15 — For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Isaiah 52:13-14 — Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. 14 As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men.

(193)   Matthew 27:4 — Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

(194)   Matthew 26:56 — But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

(195)   Isaiah 53:2-3 — For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

(196)   Matthew 27:26-50 — Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified, (including the rest of the verses). XX John 19:34 — But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

(197)   Luke 22:44 — And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Matthew 27:46 — And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

(198)   Isaiah 53:10 — Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

(199)   Philippians 2:8 — And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Hebrews 12:2 — Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Galatians 3:13 — Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.

(200)   1 Corinthians 15:3-4 — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

(201)   1 Corinthians 15:3-4 — For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

(202)   1 Corinthians 15:4 — And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures.

(203)   Mark 16:19 — So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

(204)   Ephesians 1:20 — Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places.

(205)   Acts 1:11 — Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Acts 17:31 — Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

(206)   Acts 2:24, 27 — Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it... 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

(207)   Luke 24:39 — Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.

(208)   Romans 6:9 — Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. Revelation 1:18 — I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

(209)   John 10:18 — No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

(210)   Romans 1:4 — And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.

(211)   Romans 8:34 — Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

(212)   Hebrews 2:14 — Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.

(213)   Romans 14:9 — For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

(214)   1 Corinthians 15:21-22 — For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

(215)   Ephesians 1:20-23 — Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. Colossians 1:18 — And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

(216)   Romans 4:25 — Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

(217)   Ephesians 2:1, 5-6 — And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins... 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. Colossians 2:12 — Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.

(218)   1 Corinthians 15:25-27 — For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet. 26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. For he hath put all things under his feet. 27 But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.

(219)   1 Corinthians 15:20 — But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

(220)   Acts 1:2-3 — Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 3 To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God.

(221)   Matthew 28:19-20 — Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

(222)   Hebrews 6:20 — Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.

(223)   Ephesians 4:8 — Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men.

(224)   Acts 1:9-11 — And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. Ephesians 4:10 — He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) Psalm 68:18 — Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them.

(225)   Colossians 3:1-2 — If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. 2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

(226)   John 14:3 — And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

(227)   Acts 3:21 — Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

(228)   Philippians 2:9 — Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.

(229)   Acts 2:28 — Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance. Psalm 16:11 — Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

(230)   John 17:5 — And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.

(231)   Ephesians 1:22 — And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church. 1 Peter 3:22 — Who is gone into heaven, and is on the right hand of God; angels and authorities and powers being made subject unto him.

(232)   Ephesians 4:10-12 — He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Psalm 110:1 — The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.

(233)   Romans 8:34 — Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

(234)   Hebrews 9:12, 24 — Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.... 24 For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us.

(235)   Hebrews 1:3 — Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high.

(236)   John 3:16 — For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 17:9, 20, 24 — I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast given me; for they are thine... 20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word... 24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

(237)   Romans 8:33-34 — Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? 34 It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

(238)   Romans 5:1-2 — Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 1 John 2:1-2 — My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. 2 And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.

(239)   Hebrews 4:16 — Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

(240)   Ephesians 1:6 — To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.

(241)   1 Peter 2:5 — Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.

(242)   Acts 3:14-15 — But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; 15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

(243)   Matthew 24:30 — And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

(244)   Luke 9:26 — For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
Matthew 25:31 — 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.

(245)   1 Thessalonians 4:16 — For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

(246)   Acts 17:31 — Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

(247)   Hebrews 9:12 — Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

(248)   2 Corinthians 1:20 — For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

(249)   John 1:11-12 — He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

(250)   Titus 3:5-6 — Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

(251)   Ephesians 1:13-14 — In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory. John 6:37, 39 — All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out... 39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. John 10:15-16 — As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

(252)   Ephesians 2:8 — For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. 2 Corinthians 4:13 — We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.

(253)   Romans 10:14 — How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

(254)   2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 — In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power. Ephesians 2:12 — That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world. John 1:10-12 — He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 12 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

(255)   John 8:24 — I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I am he, ye shall die in your sins. Mark 16:16 — He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

(256)   1 Corinthians 1:20-24 — Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? 21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. 22 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: 23 But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; 24 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

(257)   John 4:22 — Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
Romans 9:31-32 — But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness.
32 Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone. Philippians 3:4-9 — Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, 5 For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; 6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: 7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. 8 For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. 9 And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.

(258)   Acts 4:12 — Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

(259)   Acts 4:12 — Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

(260)   John 12:38-40 — That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. Romans 9:6 — Not as though the word of God hath taken none effect. For they are not all Israel, which are of Israel. Matthew 22:14 — For many are called, but few are chosen. Matthew 7:21 — Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Romans 11:7 — What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded.

(261)   1 Corinthians 1:2 — Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours. 1 Corinthians 12:13 — For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. Romans 15:9-12 — And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name. 10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people. 11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias saith, 12 There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust. Revelation 7:9 — After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands. Psalm 2:8 — Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. Psalm 22:27-31 — All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee. 28 For the kingdom is the LORD'S: and he is the governor among the nations. 29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul. 30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. 31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this. Psalm 45:17 — I will make thy name to be remembered in all generations: therefore shall the people praise thee for ever and ever. Matthew 28:19-20 — Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Isaiah 59:21 — As for me, this is my covenant with them, saith the LORD; My spirit that is upon thee, and my words which I have put in thy mouth, shall not depart out of thy mouth, nor out of the mouth of thy seed, nor out of the mouth of thy seed's seed, saith the LORD, from henceforth and for ever.

(262)   1 Corinthians 7:14 — For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy. Acts 2:39 — For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call. Romans 11:16 — For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. Genesis 17:7 — And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.

(263)   Isaiah 9:5-6 — For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garments rolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire. 6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. 1 Timothy 4:10 — For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe.

(264)   Psalm 115:1-2, 9 — Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, for thy mercy, and for thy truth's sake. Wherefore should the heathen say, 2 Where is now their God?... 9 O Israel, trust thou in the LORD: he is their help and their shield. Isaiah 31:4-5 — For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof. 5 As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it. Zechariah 12:2-4, 8-9 — Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. 3 And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it. 4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness... 8 In that day shall the LORD defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and he that is feeble among them at that day shall be as David; and the house of David shall be as God, as the angel of the LORD before them. 9 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

(265)   Acts 2:39, 42 — For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call...And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

(266)   Psalm 147:19-20 — He showeth his word unto Jacob, his statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 20 He hath not dealt so with any nation: and as for his judgments, they have not known them. Praise ye the LORD. Romans 9:4 — Who are Israelites; to whom pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises. Ephesians 4:11-12 — And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ. Mark 16:15-16 — And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

(267)   John 6:37 — All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

(268)   Ephesians 1:10 — That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him. Ephesians 1:22-23 — And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all. John 10:16 — And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd. John 11:52 — And not for that nation only, but that also he should gather together in one the children of God that were scattered abroad.

(269)   John 17:21 — That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me. Ephesians 2:5-6 — Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. John 17:24 — Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

(270)   Ephesians 1:22 — And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church. Ephesians 2:6-7 — And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: 7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

(271)   1 Corinthians 6:17 — But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. John 10:28 — And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. Ephesians 5:23, 30 — For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body... 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.

(272)   1 Peter 5:10 — But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Corinthians 1:9 — God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

(273)   John 5:25 — Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. Ephesians 1:18-20 — The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places. 2 Timothy 1:8-9 — Be not thou therefore ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God; 9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.

(274)   Titus 3:4-5 — But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, 5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost. Ephesians 2:4-5, 7-9 — But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)... 7 That in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 9 Not of works, lest any man should boast. Romans 9:11 — For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works, but of him that calleth.

(275)   2 Corinthians 5:20 — Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God. 2 Corinthians 6:1-2 — We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain. 2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.) John 6:44 — No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 2 Thessalonians 2:13-14 — But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(276)   Acts 26:18 — To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. 1 Corinthians 2:10, 12 — But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: 11 for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God... 12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God.

(277)   Ezekiel 11:19 — And 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. Ezekiel 36:26-27 — A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. John 6:45 — It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.

(278)   Ephesians 2:5 — Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) Philippians 2:13 — For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. Deuteronomy 30:6 — And 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.

(279)   Acts 13:48 — And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of the Lord: and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.

(280)   Matthew 22:14 — For many are called, but few are chosen.

(281)   Matthew 7:22 — Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? Hebrews 6:4-6 — For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost, 5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

(282)   John 12:38-40 — That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? 39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, 40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. Acts 28:25-27 — And when they agreed not among themselves, they departed, after that Paul had spoken one word, 26 Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers, Saying, Go unto this people, and say, Hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and not perceive: 27 For the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed; lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. John 6:64-65 — But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. 65 And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. Psalm 81:11-12 — But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me. 12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: and they walked in their own counsels.

(283)   Romans 8:30 — Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

(284)   Ephesians 1:5 — Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.

(285)   1 Corinthians 1:30 — But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

(286)   Romans 3:22, 24-25 — Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.... Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. Romans 4:5 — But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness.

(287)   2 Corinthians 5:19, 21 — To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.... For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Romans 3:22, 24-25, 27-28 — Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference.... Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.... Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith. Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

(288)   Titus 3:5, 7 — Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost... 7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Ephesians 1:7 — In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.

(289)   Romans 5:17-19 — For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Romans 4:6-8 — Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works, 7 Saying, Blessed are they whose iniquities are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

(290)   Acts 10:43 — To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Galatians 2:16 — Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified. Philippians 3:9 — And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith.

(291)   Romans 5:8-10, 19 — But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life... 19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

(292)   1 Timothy 2:5-6 — For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time. Hebrews 10:10 — By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. Matthew 20:28 — Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. Daniel 9:24, 26 — Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy... 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. Isaiah 53:4-6, 10-12 — Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all... 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Hebrews 7:22 — By so much was Jesus made a surety of a better testament.
Romans 8:32 — He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? 1 Peter 1:18-19 — Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

(293)   2 Corinthians 5:21 — For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

(294)   Romans 3:24-25 — Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.

(295)   Ephesians 2:8 — For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.

(296)   Ephesians 1:17 — That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.

(297)   Hebrews 10:39 — But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

(298)   2 Corinthians 4:13 — We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak. Ephesians 1:17-19 — That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.

(299)   Romans 10:14-17 — How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

(300)   Acts 2:37 — Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Acts 16:30 — And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? John 16:8-9 — And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: 9 Of sin, because they believe not on me. Romans 6:6 — Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Ephesians 2:1 — And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins. Acts 4:12 — Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

(301)   Ephesians 1:13 — In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.

(302)   John 1:12 — But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Acts 16:31 — And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house. Acts 10:43 — To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

(303)   Philippians 3:9 — And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. Acts 15:11 — But we believe that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ we shall be saved, even as they.

(304)   Galatians 3:11 — But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. Romans 3:28 — Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.

(305)   Romans 4:5 — But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness. Romans 10:10 — For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

(306)   John 1:12 — But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name. Philippians 3:9 — And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith. Galatians 1:16 — To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood.

(307)   1 John 3:1 — 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.

(308)   Ephesians 1:5 — Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will. Galatians 4:4-5 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

(309)   John 1:12 — But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.

(310)   2 Corinthians 6:18 — And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. Revelation 3:12 — Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more 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 I will write upon him my new name.

(311)   Galatians 4:6 — And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

(312)   Psalm 103:13 — Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.
Proverbs 14:26 — In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge. Matthew 6:32 — (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

(313)   Hebrews 6:12 — That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Romans 8:17 — And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

(314)   Ephesians 1:4 — According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love. 1 Corinthians 6:11 — And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 2 Thessalonians 2:13 — But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth.

(315)   Romans 6:4-6 — Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. 5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

(316)   Ephesians 4:23-24 — And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

(317)   Acts 11:18 — When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. 1 John 3:9 — Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.

(318)   Jude 20 — But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost. Hebrews 6:11-12 — And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Ephesians 3:16-19 — That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Colossians 1:10-11 — That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness.

(319)   Romans 6:4, 6, 14 — Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life... 6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin... 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

(320)   2 Timothy 2:25 — In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth.

(321)   Zechariah 12:10 — And I will pour upon the house of David, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the spirit of grace and of supplications: and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him, as one mourneth for his only son, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for his firstborn.

(322)   Acts 11:18, 20-21 — When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life... 20 And some of them were men of Cyprus and Cyrene, which, when they were come to Antioch, spake unto the Grecians, preaching the Lord Jesus. 21 And the hand of the Lord was with them: and a great number believed, and turned unto the Lord.

(323)   Ezekiel 18:28, 30, 32 — Because he considereth, and turneth away from all his transgressions that he hath committed, he shall surely live, he shall not die... 30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin... 32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye. Luke 15:17-18 — And when he came to himself, he said, 18 How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee. Hosea 2:6-7 — Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths. 7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, I will go and return to my first husband; for then was it better with me than now.

(324)   Ezekiel 36:31 — Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall loathe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations. Isaiah 30:22 — Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence.

(325)   Joel 2:12-13 — Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning: 13 And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your God: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

(326)   Jeremiah 31:18-19 — I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God. 19 Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.

(327)   2 Corinthians 7:11 — For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

(328)   Acts 26:18 — To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. Ezekiel 14:6 — Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Repent, and turn yourselves from your idols; and turn away your faces from all your abominations. 1 Kings 8:47-48 — Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; 48 And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name.

(329)   Psalm 119:6, 59, 128 — Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments... 59 I thought on my ways, and turned my feet unto thy testimonies... 128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Luke 1:6 — And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 2 Kings 23:25 — And like unto him was there no king before him, that turned to the LORD with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the law of Moses; neither after him arose there any like him.

(330)   1 Corinthians 6:11 — And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God. 1 Corinthians 1:30 — But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

(331)   Romans 4:6, 8 — Even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man, unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works... 8 Blessed is the man to whom the Lord will not impute sin.

(332)   Ezekiel 36:27 — And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

(333)   Romans 3:24-25 — Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God.

(334)   Romans 6:6, 14 — Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin... 14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

(335)   Romans 8:33-34 — Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? 34 It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

(336)   1 John 2:12-14 — I write unto you, little children, because your sins are forgiven you for his name's sake. I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. 13 I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known the Father. 14 I have written unto you, fathers, because ye have known him that is from the beginning. I have written unto you, young men, because ye are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and ye have overcome the wicked one. Hebrews 5:12-14 — For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. 13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. 14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

(337)   1 John 1:8, 10 — If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us... 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

(338)   2 Corinthians 7:1 — Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. Philippians 3:12-14 — Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. 13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

(339)   Romans 7:18, 23 — For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not... 23 But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Mark 14:66 — And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest. Galatians 2:11-12 — But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, because he was to be blamed. 12 For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them which were of the circumcision.

(340)   Hebrews 12:1 — Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

(341)   Isaiah 64:6 — But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Exodus 28:38 — And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD.

(342)   Jeremiah 31:3 — The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

(343)   2 Timothy 2:19 — Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. Hebrews 13:20-21 — Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen. 2 Samuel 23:5 — Although my house be not so with God; yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure: for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although he make it not to grow.

(344)   1 Corinthians 1:8-9 — Who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

(345)   Hebrews 7:25 — Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them. Luke 22:32 — But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

(346)   1 John 3:9 — Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. 1 John 2:27 — But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

(347)   Jeremiah 32:40 — And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me.
John 10:28 — And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

(348)   1 Peter 1:5 — Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

(349)   1 John 2:3 — And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

(350)   1 Corinthians 2:12 — Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. 1 John 3:14, 18-19, 21, 24 — We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.... 18 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him... 19 Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God... 21 And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. 24 And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us. 1 John 4:13, 16 — Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit... 16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Hebrews 6:11-12 — And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end: 12 That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

(351)   Romans 8:16 — The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.

(352)   1 John 5:13 — These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.

(353)   Ephesians 1:13 — In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.

(354)   Isaiah 50:10 — Who is among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God. Psalm 88:1-3, 6-7, 9-10, 13-15 — O LORD God of my salvation, 2 I have cried day and night before thee: Let my prayer come before thee: incline thine ear unto my cry; 3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave... 6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps. 7 Thy wrath lieth hard upon me, and thou hast afflicted me with all thy waves. Selah.... 9 Mine eye mourneth by reason of affliction: LORD, I have called daily upon thee, I have stretched out my hands unto thee. 10 Wilt thou show wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.... 13 But unto thee have I cried, O LORD; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent thee. 14 LORD, why castest thou off my soul? why hidest thou thy face from me? 15 I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: while I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.

(355)   Psalm 77:1-12 — I cried unto God with my voice, even unto God with my voice; and he gave ear unto me. 2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: my soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled: I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. Selah. 4 Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak. 5 I have considered the days of old, the years of ancient times. 6 I call to remembrance my song in the night: I commune with mine own heart: and my spirit made diligent search. 7 Will the Lord cast off for ever? and will he be favourable no more? 8 Is his mercy clean gone for ever? doth his promise fail for evermore? 9 Hath God forgotten to be gracious? hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah. 10 And I said, This is my infirmity: but I will remember the years of the right hand of the most High. 11 I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. 12 I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings. Song of Solomon 5:2-3, 6 — I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, 3 Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night. I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?... 6 I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer. Psalm 51:8, 12 — Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.... 12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Psalm 31:22 — For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee. Psalm 22:1 — My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

(356)   1 John 3:9 — Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. Psalm 73:15, 23 — If I say, I will speak thus; behold, I should offend against the generation of thy children.... 23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Isaiah 54:7-10 — For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. 8 In a little wrath I hid my face from thee for a moment; but with everlasting kindness will I have mercy on thee, saith the LORD thy Redeemer. 9 For this is as the waters of Noah unto me: for as I have sworn that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth; so have I sworn that I would not be wroth with thee, nor rebuke thee. 10 For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.

(357)   2 Corinthians 3:18 — But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

(358)   Luke 23:43 — And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

(359)   1 Thessalonians 4:17 — Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

(360)   Ephesians 2:5-6 — Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.

(361)   Romans 5:5 — And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. 2 Corinthians 1:22 — Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.

(362)   Romans 5:1-2 — Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Romans 14:17 — For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.

(363)   Genesis 4:13 — And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.
Matthew 27:4 — Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that. Hebrews 10:27 — But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. Romans 2:9 — Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. Mark 9:44 — Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

(364)   Romans 6:23 — For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

(365)   Hebrews 9:27 — And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.

(366)   Romans 5:12 — Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.

(367)   1 Corinthians 15:26, 55-57 — The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death...O death, where is thy sting? 55 O grave, where is thy victory? 56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Hebrews 2:15 — And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

(368)   Isaiah 57:1-2 — The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. 2 He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness. 2 Kings 22:20 — Behold therefore, I will gather thee unto thy fathers, and thou shalt be gathered into thy grave in peace; and thine eyes shall not see all the evil which I will bring upon this place. And they brought the king word again.

(369)   Revelation 14:13 — And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them. Ephesians 5:27 — That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

(370)   Luke 23:43 — And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise. Philippians 1:23 — For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better.

(371)   Hebrews 12:23 — To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.

(372)   2 Corinthians 5:1, 6, 8 — For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens... 6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord... 8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. Philippians 1:23 — For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better. Acts 3:21 — Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.
Ephesians 4:10 — He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)

(373)   1 John 3:2 — Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 Corinthians 13:12 — For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

(374)   Romans 8:23 — And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
Psalm 16:9 — Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.

(375)   1 Thessalonians 4:14 — For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

(376)   Isaiah 57:2 — He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

(377)   Job 19:26-27 — And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

(378)   Luke 16:23-24 — And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.
Acts 1:25 — That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. Jude 6-7 — And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

(379)Acts 24:15 — And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

(380)   1 Corinthians 15:51-53 — Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17 — For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. John 5:28-29 — Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

(381)   1 Corinthians 15:21-23, 42-44 — For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. 23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.... 42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption: 43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. Philippians 3:21 — Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

(382)   John 5:27-29 — And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. 28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. Matthew 25:33 — And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

(383)   2 Peter 2:4, 6-7, 14-15 — For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.... 6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; 7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked.... 14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: 15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness. Matthew 25:46 — And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

(384)   Matthew 24:36, 42, 44 — But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.... Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.... Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.

(385)   Matthew 25:33 — And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

(386)   Romans 2:15-16 — Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) 16 In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.

(387)   Matthew 25:41-43 — Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

(388)   Luke 16:26 — And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence. 2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 — In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9 Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.

(389)   Deuteronomy 5:1-3, 31, 33 — And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. 2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.... 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it... 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. Luke 10:26-27 — He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? 27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 — And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(390)   Matthew 25:33 — And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left. Matthew 10:32 — Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

(391)   1 Corinthians 6:2-3 — Do ye not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters? 3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more things that pertain to this life?

(392)   Matthew 25:34, 46 — Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.... 46 nd these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

(393)   Ephesians 5:27 — That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. Revelation 14:13 — And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

(394)   Psalm 16:11 — Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

(395)   Hebrews 12:22-23 — But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, 23 To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.

(396)   1 John 3:2 — Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 1 Corinthians 13:12 — For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 — Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

(397)   Romans 12:1-2 — I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Micah 6:8 — He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? 1 Samuel 15:22 — And Samuel said, Hath the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

(398)   Genesis 1:26-27 — And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Romans 2:14-15 — For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves: 15 Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another;) Romans 10:5 — For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. Genesis 2:17 — But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

(399)   Deuteronomy 5:1-3, 31, 33 — And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. 2 he LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day... 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it... 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. Luke 10:26-27 — He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? And he answering said, 27 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 — And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(400)   Luke 1:75 — In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Acts 24:16 — And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.

(401)   Romans 10:5 — For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. Galatians 3:10 — For as many as are of the works of the law are under the 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. Galatians 3:12 — And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.

(402)   Romans 8:3 — For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh. Galatians 2:16 — Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

(403)   1 Timothy 1:8 — But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully.

(404)   Leviticus 11:44-45 — For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 45 For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy. Leviticus 20:7-8 — Sanctify yourselves therefore, and be ye holy: for I am the LORD your God. 8 And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you. Romans 8:12 — Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh.

(405)   Micah 6:8 — He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? James 2:10-11 — For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. 11 For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

(406)   Psalm 19:11-12 — Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. 12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults. Romans 3:20 — Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. Romans 7:7 — What shall we say then? is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

(407)   Romans 3:9, 23 — What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin.... 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.

(408)   Galatians 3:21-22 — Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. 22 But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

(409)   Romans 10:4 — For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth.

(410)   1 Timothy 1:9-10 — Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine.

(411)   Galatians 3:24 — Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith.

(412)   Romans 1:20 — For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse. Romans 2:15 — Which show the work of the law written in their hearts, their conscience also bearing witness, and their thoughts the mean while accusing or else excusing one another.

(413)   Galatians 3:10 — For as many as are of the works of the law are under the 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.

(414)   Romans 6:14 — For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 7:4, 6 — Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the law by the body of Christ; that ye should be married to another, even to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit unto God.... 6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter. Galatians 4:4-5 — But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, 5 To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

(415)   Romans 3:20 — Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

(416)   Galatians 5:23 — Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. Romans 8:1 — There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

(417)   Romans 7:24-25 — O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 25 So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin. Galatians 3:13-14 — Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: 14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Romans 8:3-4 — For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: 4 That the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

(418)   Luke 1:68-69, 74-75 — Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David.... 74 That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. Colossians 1:12-14 — 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 redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.

(419)   Romans 7:22 — For I delight in the law of God after the inward man. Romans 12:2 — And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. Titus 2:11-14 — For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

(420)   Deuteronomy 10:4 — And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. Exodus 34:1-4 — And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest. 2 And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount. 3 And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount. 4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone.

(421)   Matthew 22:37-40 — Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

(422)   Psalm 19:7 — The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. James 2:10 — For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all. Matthew 5:21-22 — Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

(423)   Romans 7:14 — For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin.
Deuteronomy 6:5 — And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. Matthew 22:37-39 — Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28, 33-34, 37-39, 43-44 — Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.... 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.... 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne.... 37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.... 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

(424)   Colossians 3:5 — Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Amos 8:5 — Saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit? Proverbs 1:19 — So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.
1 Timothy 6:10 — For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many.

(425)   Isaiah 58:13 — If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words. Deuteronomy 6:13 — Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. Matthew 4:9-10 — And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Matthew 15:4-6 — For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; 6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

(426)   Matthew 5:21-25 — Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Ephesians 4:28 — Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.

(427)   Exodus 20:12 — Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Proverbs 30:17 — The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

(428)   Jeremiah 18:7-8 — At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it; 8 If that nation, against whom I have pronounced, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them. Exodus 20:7 — Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Psalm 15:1, 4-5 — LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill?... 4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 5 He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved. Psalm 24:4-5 — He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. 5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.

(429)   Job 13:7-8 — Will ye speak wickedly for God? and talk deceitfully for him? 8 Will ye accept his person? will ye contend for God? Romans 3:8 — And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just. Job 36:21 — Take heed, regard not iniquity: for this hast thou chosen rather than affliction. Hebrews 11:25 — Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

(430)   Deuteronomy 4:8-9 — And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons.

(431)   Matthew 12:7 — But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

(432)   Matthew 5:21-22, 27-28 — Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.... 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Matthew 15:4-6 — For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Hebrews 10:24-25 — And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 1 Thessalonians 5:22 — Abstain from all appearance of evil. Jude 23 — And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. Galatians 5:26 — Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. Colossians 3:21 — Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged.

(433)   Exodus 20:10 — But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. Leviticus 19:17 — Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Genesis 18:19 — For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD, to do justice and judgment; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him. Joshua 14:15 — And the name of Hebron before was Kirjatharba; which Arba was a great man among the Anakims. And the land had rest from war. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 — And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

(434)   2 Corinthians 1:24 — Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy: for by faith ye stand.

(435)   1 Timothy 5:22 — Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other men's sins: keep thyself pure. Ephesians 5:11 — And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

(436)   Exodus 20:2 — I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

(437)   Isaiah 44:6 — Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God.

(438)   Exodus 3:14 — And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

(439)   Exodus 6:3 — And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

(440)   Acts 17:24, 28 — God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands.... 28 For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.

(441)   Genesis 17:7 — And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee. Romans 3:29 — Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also.

(442)   Luke 1:74-75 — That he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life.

(443)   1 Peter 1:15, 17-18 — But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation... 17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: 18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers. Leviticus 18:30 — Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God. Leviticus 19:37 — Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am the LORD.

(444)   Luke 10:27 — And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

(445)   Exodus 20:3 — Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

(446)   1 Chronicles 28:9 — And 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 imaginations of the thoughts: if thou seek him, he will be found of thee; but if thou forsake him, he will cast thee off for ever. Deuteronomy 26:7 — And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression. Isaiah 43:10 — Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me. Jeremiah 14:22 — Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? art not thou he, O LORD our God? therefore we will wait upon thee: for thou hast made all these things.

(447)   Psalm 95:6-7 — O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker. 7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice. Matthew 4:10 — Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Psalm 29:2 — Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.

(448)   Malachi 3:16 — Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name.

(449)   Psalm 63:6 — When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches.

(450)   Ecclesiastes 12:1 — Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.

(451)   Psalm 71:19 — Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

(452)   Malachi 1:6 — A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?

(453)   Isaiah 45:23 — I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness, and shall not return, That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

(454)   Joshua 24:15, 22 — And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.... 22 And Joshua said unto the people, Ye are witnesses against yourselves that ye have chosen you the LORD, to serve him. And they said, We are witnesses.

(455)   Deuteronomy 6:5 — And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

(456)   Psalm 73:25 — Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

(457)   Isaiah 8:13 — Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.

(458)   Exodus 14:31 — And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

(459)   Isaiah 26:4 — Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.

(460)   Psalm 130:7 — Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.

(461)   Psalm 37:4 — Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.

(462)   Psalm 32:11 — Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.

(463)   Romans 12:11 — Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord. Numbers 25:11 — Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

(464)   Philippians 4:6 — Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

(465)   Jeremiah 7:23 — But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. James 4:7 — Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

(466)   1 John 3:22 — And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.

(467)   Jeremiah 31:18 — I have surely heard Ephraim bemoaning himself thus; Thou hast chastised me, and I was chastised, as a bullock unaccustomed to the yoke: turn thou me, and I shall be turned; for thou art the LORD my God. Psalm 119:136 — Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.

(468)   Micah 6:8 — He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

(469)   Psalm 14:1 — The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Ephesians 2:12 — That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world.

(470)   Jeremiah 2:27-28 — Saying to a stock, Thou art my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned their back unto me, and not their face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. 28 But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
1 Thessalonians 1:9 — For they themselves show of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.

(471)   Psalm 81:11 — But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.

(472)   Isaiah 43:2, 23-24 — When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee... 23 Thou hast not brought me the small cattle of thy burnt offerings; neither hast thou honoured me with thy sacrifices. 24 I have not caused thee to serve with an offering, nor wearied thee with incense. Thou hast bought me no sweet cane with money, neither hast thou filled me with the fat of thy sacrifices: but thou hast made me to serve with thy sins, thou hast wearied me with thine iniquities.

(473)   Jeremiah 4:22 — For my people is foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge. Hosea 4:1, 6 — Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land....My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

(474)   Jeremiah 2:32 — Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.

(475)   Acts 17:23, 29 — For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you.... 29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.

(476)   Isaiah 40:18 — To whom then will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?

(477)   Psalm 50:21 — These things hast thou done, and I kept silence; thou thoughtest that I was altogether such an one as thyself: but I will reprove thee, and set them in order before thine eyes.

(478)   Deuteronomy 29:29 — The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.

(479)   Titus 1:16 — They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. Hebrews 12:16 — Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one morsel of meat sold his birthright.

(480)   Romans 1:30 — Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents.

(481)   2 Timothy 3:2 — For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.

(482)   Philippians 2:21 — For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

(483)   1 John 2:15-16 — Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. 1 Samuel 2:29 — Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice and at mine offering, which I have commanded in my habitation; and honourest thy sons above me, to make yourselves fat with the chiefest of all the offerings of Israel my people? Colossians 2:2, 5 — That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgment of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ... 5 For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

(484)   1 John 4:1 — Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

(485)   Hebrews 3:12 — Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief, in departing from the living God.

(486)   Galatians 5:20 — Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies.
Titus 3:10 — A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject.

(487)   Acts 26:9 — I verily thought with myself, that I ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus of Nazareth.

(488)   Psalm 78:22 — Because they believed not in God, and trusted not in his salvation.

(489)   Genesis 4:13 — And Cain said unto the LORD, My punishment is greater than I can bear.

(490)   Jeremiah 5:3 — O LORD, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return.

(491)   Isaiah 42:25 — Therefore he hath poured upon him the fury of his anger, and the strength of battle: and it hath set him on fire round about, yet he knew not; and it burned him, yet he laid it not to heart.

(492)   Romans 2:5 — But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God.

(493)   Jeremiah 13:15 — Hear ye, and give ear; be not proud: for the LORD hath spoken.

(494)   Psalm 10:13 — Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

(495)   Zephaniah 1:12 — And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

(496)   Matthew 4:7 — Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

(497)   Romans 3:8 — And not rather, (as we be slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say,) Let us do evil, that good may come? whose damnation is just.

(498)   Jeremiah 17:5 — Thus saith the LORD; Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the LORD.

(499)   2 Timothy 3:4 — Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God.

(500)   Galatians 4:17 — They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. John 16:2 — They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. Romans 10:2 — For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Luke 9:54-55 — And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? Galatians 4:17 — They zealously affect you, but not well; yea, they would exclude you, that ye might affect them. John 16:2 — They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. Romans 10:2 — For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. Luke 9:54-55 — And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. 55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

(501)   Revelation 3:16 — So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

(502)   Revelation 2:1 — Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks.

(503)   Ezekiel 14:5 — That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me through their idols. Isaiah 1:4-5 — Ah sinful nation, a people laden with iniquity, a seed of evildoers, children that are corrupters: they have forsaken the LORD, they have provoked the Holy One of Israel unto anger, they are gone away backward.