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As all amphibious creatures do,
I live in land and water too e:
To good and evil equal bent f,
I'm both a devil g, and a faiņt b.
While fome men who on earth are gods i,
Are with the God of heay'n at odds k,
My heart, where hellish legions are l,

Is with the hosts of hell at war m. still bring forth fruit in old age: they shall be fat and flourishing. And civ. 16. The trees of the Lord are full of fap: the cedars of Lebanon which he hath planted.

e Psal. cxvi. 9. I will walk before the Lord in the land of the living. And Ixix. 1, 2. Save me, O God, for the waters are come in unto my foul. 1 Gnk in deep mire, where there is no ftanding: I am come into deep waters where the floods o

verdow me. And lxxxviii. 17. Thy terrors come round ar bout me daily like water, they compassed me about together.

f Rom. vii. 21. I find then a law, that when I would do good, evil is present with me.

& John vi. 70. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? And viii. 44. Ye are your father the devil, and the luft of

your Father ye will do. James iii. 15. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish. hi Cor. vi. 11. And such were some of

you;

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ye are washed, but sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

į Pfal. Ixxxii. 6. I have said, Ye are gods : and all of you are children of the Most High.

k Pfal. Ixxxii. 1, 2. God standeth in the congregation of the mighty: he judgeth among the Gods. How long will ye judge orjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah. 0. 5. They know not, neither will they understand: they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.

( Matth.xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false-witness, blafphe. mies. Luke viii. 30. And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? and he said, Legion ; because many devils were entered into him.

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My will fulfils what's hard to tell,
The counsel both of Heav'n n and hello :
Heav'n, without fin, will'd fin to be p;
Yet will to fin, is fin in me q.
To duty feldoin I adhere r,
Yet to the end I persevere f.

m Eph. vi. 12. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness, in high places.

n Rev. xvii. 17. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

o Eph. in 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.

P James i. 13 "Let no man say when he is tempted, I an tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, nei. ther tempteth be any man. Acts i. 15, 16. And in those days Peter stood up in the midlt of the disciples, and said, Men and brethren, this fcripture must needs have been fulfil. Jed, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David Spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. And ii. 23. Jesus of Nazareth, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken; and by wicked hands have crucified and Nain. And iv. 27, 28. For of a truth; againit thy holy child Jesus, whom thou haft anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Genrifes," and the people of Israel were gathered together, for to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

9 Hof. v. i. Ephraim is oppressed, and broken in jadg. ment, because he willingly walked after the commandment. 2 Cor. viii. 11, 12. Now therefore perform the doing of it; that as there was a readiness to will, so there may be a pero formance also out of that which you have, For if there be first a' willing mind, it is 'accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath-not. blod

s Plal. cxix. 176. I have gone astray like a loft sheep, feek

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clod sg Yet live and reign as long as God 1.

SECT. XI.

The mystery of CHRIST, bis names, natures, and

offices.
Y Lord, appears ; awake, my foul,

Admire his name, the Wonderful a,
An infinite' and finite mind b,
Eternity and time conjoin'de.
The everlasting Father styl'd,
Yet lately born, the virgin's child da

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tby fervant: for I do not forget thy commandments.

Heb. x. 39. Bat we are not of them who draw back un to perdition; but of them that believe, to the Taving of the soul. Pfal. xc. 3. Thou turneft man to deftru&ion; and fayelt,

chiidren of men. * John v. 24. Verily verily 1 fay unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath evero lasting life, and shall not come unto condemnation : but is paf. fed from death unto life. Rev. jij, 21. To him that overcom. eth will I giant to fit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am fet down with my father in his throne. And xxi. 5. And there shall be no night there, and they need no candle, neither light of the fun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever.

a Ifa. ix. 6. For unto us a child is born, unto us a fon is given, and the goverment shall be upon his shoulder : and his name shall be called Wonderful.

6 Pfal. cxlvii. 5. Great is our Lord, and of great power his understanding is infinite. Luke ii. 52. And Jefus increaf ed in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and mad.

e Gal. iv. 4. But when the fulness of the time was come, God fent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law.

d lfa. ix. 6. For unto us a child is born and his name Thall be called. The everlasting Father. Matth. i. 23. Beold, a virgin fhall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son,

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Nor father he, nor mother had,
Yet full with both relations clad e..
His titles differ and accord,
As David's fon, and David's Lord f.
Through earth and hell how conqu’ring rode

The dying man, the rising God g!
and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpre.
Led, is, God with us.
Heb. vii.

3.

For this Melchisedec-without father, without mother, without defcent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life ; but made like unto the Son of God, abideth a priest continually. Luke ii, 48, 49. And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him, Son, why halt thou so dealt with us ? behold, thy father and I have fought thee forrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye fought me? wilt ye not that I must be about Father's business?

f Matth. xxii. 41,-45. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ ? whole son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He faith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy-footstool ? If David then call hina Lord, how is he his son, &c.

& Matth. xxi. 5. Tell ye the daughters of Zion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and fitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. 0.8, 9. And a very great nultitude spread their garments in the way: others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

And the multitude that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David : bleffed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the feats of them that sold doves. Col. ii. 1s. And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a thew of them openly, triumphing over them in it (his cross]. Rom. iy. 25. Jesus our Lord was deliver. ed for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

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My nature is corruption doom'd h:
Yet when my nature he affum'd, sa
He nor on him (to drink the brook) i
My person nor corruption took k.
Yet he affum'd my fin and guilt 1,
For which the noble blood was fpilt.
Great was the guilt o'erflowing flood,

The creature's and Creator's blood m! Eph. iv. 8, Wherefore he (David) faith, When he ascended np on high, he led captiviry captive, and gave gifts unto men. Rom. i. 4. Jesus Christ our Lord was declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the refurrection from the dead.

5 Eph. iv. 22. Put off concerning the former conversatioti, the old man which is corrupt, according to the deceitful lusts.

i Pfal. cx. 7. He shall drink of the brook in the way: therefore shall he lift up the head.

k Rom. viii. 3. God fent his own Son, in the likeness of finful fesh, and for fin condemned fin in the flesh. John i. 14. And the Word was made flesh, aad dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Fa. ther) full of grace and truth. Luke i. 3 ;. And the angel anfwered and faid unto Mary, The Holy Ghost shall come u. pon thee, and the power of the flighest Thall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be called the son of God. Heb. ii. 16. For verily, he took not on him the nature of angels: but he took on hin the seed of Abraham. And vii. 25, 27. For such an High Prielt be. came us, who is holy, harmless, undefled, separate from lia. ners, and made higher than the heavens ; who needeth pot daily, as those high priests, to offer up facrifice, first for his own sins, and then for the people's : for efis he did ance, when he offered

up

himself. I lsa Hii. 5, 6. All we like Meep have gone astray: we have turned every one to his own way, and the Lord hath Haid on him the iniquity of us all. 2 Cor. v. 2. God hath made Christ to be lin for us, who knew no fin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Matth. XX. 28. The Son of man came to give his life a ransom for many.

m Rom, iïii 25. Whom God hath fei forth to be a propi.

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