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THIS RIGHTEOUSNESS BY FAITH, is not only clearly described in the New TestAMENT, but the Royal Prophet in this Sacred Book plainly discloses that this was the Basis of his Hope and CONFIDENCE, and under the Sense of all his sinful Weakness, his confiding in this was his SUPPORT and Refuge: This calms all his guilty Fears, allays the Tempests of his Mind, fills his Soul with Joy and Serenity; and even under the Decays of Nature; when he became old and grey-headed, this was his Comfort, and the Subject of his Joy.
“ Psalm iv. 1. Hear me when I call, O God of my RIGHTEOUSNESS.
“ Pf. xvii. 15. As for me, I will behold thy Face « in RIGHTEOUSNESS ; I fhall be satisfied when I “ awake with thy Likeness.
“ Pf. xxxvi. 5. Thy Mercy, O Lord, is in the “ Heavens, and thy FAITHFULNESS reacheth unto the « Clouds.
“ 6. Thy RightEOUSNES& is like the great Moun« tains. 7. How excellent is thy LØVING KINDNESS,
O “ God; therefore the Children of Men put their “ Truft under the Shadow of thy Wings.
“ 10. O continue thy LOVING KINDNESS unto u them that know thee, and thy RIGHTEOUSNESS to a the upright in Heart.
“ Pf. xl. 9. I have preached RIGHTEOUSNESS in the great Congregation.
10. I have not hid thy RIGHTEOUSNESS within my Heart; I have declared thy FAITHFULNESS and a thy SALVATION.
Pf. 1. 6. And the Heavens shall declare thy « RIGHTEOUSNESS.
“ Pf. Ixxi. 15. My Mouth shall fhew forth thy " RICHTEQUENESS, and thy SALVATION all the Day.
“ 16. I will go in the Strength of the LORD: I “ will make mention of thy RIGHTEOUSNESS, even of
23. My Lips shall greatly Rejoice when I sing unto thee ; and my Soul, which thou hast Re
24. My Tongue also shall talk of thy RighteousNESS all the Day long.
Pf. lxxxv. 10. Mercy and Truth have met together, RIGHTEOUSNESS and Peace have kissed « each other,
II. And RIGHTEOUSNESS shall look down from « Heaven.
13. RIGHTEOUSNESS shall go before him, and “ shall set us in the Way of his Steps.
Ps. lxxxix. 15. Blessed is the People that know " the joyful Sound, they shall walk, O LORD, in the “ LIGHT of thy COUNTENANCE.
“ 16. In thy Name shall they rejoice all the Day, and in thy Righteousness shall they be exalted.
PS. xcvii. 6. The Heavens declare his RightEOUSNESS,
and all the people see his GLORY. “ Pf. xcviii. 2. The Lord hath made known his * SALVATION, his Righteousness hath he openly “ shewed in the sight of the Heathen.
PS: ciii. 17. But the MERCY of the Lord is from " everlasting to everlasting, upon them that fear him ; « and his RIGHTEOUSNESS unto Childrens Children.
Ps. cxix. 142. Thy RIGHTEOUSNESS is an EVER& LASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS.
.PS, cxliji. 1. Hear my Prayer, O Lord, give * Ear unto my Supplications, in thy FAITHFULNESS " answer me, and in thy RighTEOUSNESS.
“ 2. And enter not into Judgment with thy Servant, for in thy Sight shall no Man living be JUS 'TIFIED.;
IF these be compared with what is expressed in other parts of the 'SCRIPTURE, the Representation will appear to be the fame.
Job ix. 2. How should Man be just with God? « Ch. xxxv. 7. If thou be Righteous, what givest thou him, or what receiveth he from thine Hand?
“ Ifai. xlv. 24. Surely, shall one say, In the LORD « have I RIGHTEOUSNESS and Strength.
25. In the LORD shall all the Seed of Jacob be “ JUSTIFIED, and shall glory.
« Ch. liv. 17. This is the Heritage of the Servants s of the Lord, and their RightEOUSNESS is of me, « faith the LORD.
« Ch. lxiv. 6. We are all as an unclean Thing, and all our Righteousness is as filthy Rags.
“ Jer. xxiii. 16. This is the Name wherewith he a fhall be called, The LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
“ Luke xviii. 9. And he spake this Parable unto cera tain which trusted in themselves, that they were € Righteous, and despised others :
10. Two Men went up into the Temple to PRAY the one a Pharisee, the other a Publican.
« 11. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, « GOD, I thank thee that I am not as other Men áre,
Extortioners, Unjust, Adulterers, or even as this « Publican.
“ 12. I fast twice in the Week, I give Tithes of all « that I possess.
13. And the Publican standing afar off, would « not lift up
so much as his Eyes unto Heaven, but “ fmote upon his Breaft, saying, God be MERCIFUL « to me a SINNER.
I tell you, this Man went down to his House JUSTIFIED rather than the other: For every one that EXALTETH himself shall be ABASED; and he that HUMBLETA himself shall be EXALTED.
“ Rom. i. 16. I am not ashamed of the Gospel of "Cbrift : For it is the Power of God unto SALVA
TION, to every one that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
14. I tell
“ 17. For
“ 17. For therein is the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD « revealed from Faith to Faith: As it is written, The « Just shall live by Faith.
« Ch. iii. 29. Therefore by the Deeds of the Law, it 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 with. « out the Law is manifested, being witneffed by the
Law and the Prophets ;
“ 22. Even the Righteousness of God, which " is by Faith' of Jesus Chrift unto all, and upon
all & them that BeLIEVE ; for there is no difference :
23. For all have finned, and come short of the & GLORY of GOD.
“ Ch. iv. 3. For what faith the Scripture ? Abra« bam BELIEVED God, and it was IMPUTED to him eč for RIGHTEOUSNESS.
4. Now to him that worketh is the REWARD not & reckoned of Grace, but of Debt.
5. But to him that worketh not, but BELIEVETH * on him that jusTIFIET, the Ungodly, his Faith is « counted for RICHTEOUSNESS.
21. And being fully perswaded, that what ho " had PROMISED, he was able also to PËR FORM.
22. And therefore it was IMPUTED to him for « RIGHTEOUSNESS.
23. Now it was not written for his fake alone, o that it was iMPUTED to him ;
24. But for us also, to whom it shall be imPUTO ED, if we believe on him that raised up Jefus our LORD from the Dead, 25. Who was delivered for our OFFENCES, and
raised again for our JUSTIFICATION, ". Ch. ix. 31. But Ifrael which followed after the “ Law of RigI TEOUSNESS, hath not attained to the « Law of RIGHTEOUSNESS.
“ 32. Where
32. Wherefore ? Because they fought it not by « FAITH, but as it were by the Works of the Law;
for they stumbled at that Stumbling-stone. “ Ch. x. 1. Brethren, my Heart's Delire and PrayIR to God for Israel is, that they might be SAYED.
2. For I bear them record, that they have a ZE AL « of God, but not according to KNOWLEDGE.
3. For they being ignorant of God's RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going about to establish their own « RIGHTEOUSNESS, have not submitted themselves unto " the RIGHTEOUSNESS of GOD.
4. For Christ is the End of the Law for RighTEOUSNESS, to every one that
" Gal. il. 16. Knowing that a Man is not justi. « FIED by the Works of the Law, but by the FAITH “ of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus “ Chrift; that we might be justITIED by the FAITH u of Cbrift, and not by the WORKS of the Law; for “ by the Works of the Law shall no Flesh be
« Ch. iii. 11. But that no Man is JUSTIFIED by " the Law in the Sight of God, it is evident ; for, « The Just fhall live by Faith.
“ 12. And the Law is not of Faith : but, The « Man that doth them shall live in them.
“ 21. If there had been a Law given, which could “ have given Life, verily RighTEOUSNESS should have « been by the Law. 24
Wherefore the Law was our School-master to « bring us unto Cbrift.
u Phil. iii. 8. Yea doubtless, and I count all Things " but Loss, for the Excellency of the KNOWLEDGE of “ Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffer« ed the Loss of all Things, and do count them but “ Dung, that I may win Chrift,
9. And be found in him, not having mine own “RighTEOUSNESS, which is of the Law, but that