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Heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together: for I reckon that the sufferings of this present time, are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God, &c. We ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body, &c. Whom he justified, them he also glorified.-Rom. viii. 17-19. 23. 30. Heb. i. 14. ii. 10.
They do it to obtain a corruptible crown but we, an incorruptible.1 Cor. ix. 25.
As we have borne the image of the earthly, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly, &c. dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption: and this mortal must put on immortality, &c.-1 Cor. xv. 49. 52–56. 2 Cor. v. 4.
We know in part, and we prophesy in part but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away, &c. 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 Cor. xiii. 9,
Our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, &c. The things which are not seen, are eternal.-2 Cor. iv. 17, 18. Matt. v. 11, 12.
We have a building of God; an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.-2 Cor. v. 1.
Jesus Christ, who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.-Phil. iii. 20, 21.
For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven.-Col. i. 5.
When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.-Col. iii. 4.
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. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.-1 Thess. iv. 17, 18.
To you who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed, &c. when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe.
2 Thess. i. 7. 10.
He called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of the the Lord Jesus Christ.-2 Thess. ii. 14.
That they may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.-2 Tim. ii. 10.
There is laid up for me a crown of righteousness; which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. -2 Tim. iv. 8.
There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.-Heb. iv. 9.
Ye took joyfully the spoiling of your goods; knowing in yourselves, that ye have in heaven a better, and an enduring substance: cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.-Heb. x. 34, 35. Prov. viii. 21.
Abraham looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God, &c. They desire a better country, that is, an heavenly wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God; for he hath prepared for them a city, &c. Others were tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.-Heb. xi. 10. 16. 35. xiii. 14.
Ye are come unto Mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem; and to an innumerable company of angels; to the general assembly, &c. and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect and to Jesus, the Mediator of the new covenant.Heb. xii. 22-24.
Blessed be God, &c. which hath begotten us again unto a lively hope, &c. to an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, &c. The sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow, &c. Hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you, at the revelation of Jesus Christ.-1 Pet. i. 3, 4. 11. 13. v. 10.
Ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.-1 Pet. iii. 9.
When the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory, which fadeth not away, &c. The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory, by Christ Jesus, &c.-1 Pet. v. 4. 10.
He that doeth the will of God, abideth for ever.-1 John ii. 17.
We know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.—1 John iii. 2.
They shall walk with me in white, &c. clothed in white raiment, &c. will I make a pillar in the temple of my God: and he shall go no more out, &c. will I grant to sit with me, in my throne; even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father.-Rev. iii. 4, 5. 12. 21. ii. 26-28.
We, according to his promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2 Pet. iii. 13.
I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, &c. stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands, &c. These are they which came out of great tribulation; and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb; therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, nor thirst no more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat; for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed them, &c. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. -Rev. vii. 9. 13-18. Isa. xxv. 8.
The souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and which had not worshipped the beast, &c. nor received his mark upon their foreheads.-Rev. xx. 4.
The New Jerusalem's glory described at large, &c. Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men and he will dwell with them, &c. and wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there shall be no more death; neither sorrow, nor crying; neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.Rev. xxi. 1—5. xxii. 1-6. 2 Pet. iii. 13.
after them, which knew not the Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.-Judges ii. 10. Samson said unto his father, Get
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WHEN Abimelech had taken Sarah, Abraham's wife, though in the integrity of his heart, not knowing her to be Abraham's wife, because he had said, she was his sister: yet God said unto him, Behold thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.-Gen. xx. 2—10.
The sons of Eli were sons of Belial; they knew not the Lord.— 1 Sam. ii. 12.
Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, neither was the word of the Lord yet revealed unto him.-1 Sam. iii. 7.
Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, that I should obey him?-Exod..v. 2.
And the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I stretch forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.-Exod. vii. 5. Ezek. vi. 7. 10. 13. Exod. xiv. 4. 8.
According to thy word, that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the Lord our God.-Exod. viii. 10.
I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants, that I might shew these my signs, &c. that ye may know how that I am the Lord. Exod. x. 1, 2. Deut. iv. 35. Exod. vi. 7.
Jethro said (when Moses had told him what God had done), Now I know that the Lord is greater than all gods; for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly, he was above them.-Exod. xviii. 11. 2 Kings v. 15.
Under the law, they were to offer sacrifices for sins of ignorance, whether of a person, or of the congregation.-Levit. iv. 2-4. 13-15. v. 1-6. 17-19. Numb. xv. 24-26.
Ye have seen all that the Lord did, &c. Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. -Deut. xxix. 2. 4.
They sacrificed to devils, not to God to gods whom they knew not; to new gods.-Deut. xxxii. 17.
There arose another generation
That all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel, &c. and that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear, &c.-1 Sam. xvii. 46, 47.
Elijah prays that God will (by an extraordinary means) let it be known this day, that thou art God in Israel, &c. That this people may know that thou art the Lord God.-1 Kings xviii. 36-38.
Because the Syrians have said, The Lord is God of the hills, but he is not God of the valleys: therefore will I deliver all this great multitude into thine hand, and ye shall know that I am the Lord.-1 Kings xx. 28. Solomon asked wisdom and knowledge, and God gave and riches also.-2 Chron. i. 9—12. Nevertheless, they shall be his servants: that they may know my service, and the service of the kingdoms of the countries.-2 Chron. xii. 8.
God left Hezekiah, to try him, that he might know all that was in his heart.-2 Chron. xxxii. 31.
Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? &c.-Job xi. 7, 8. 12. xxxvii. 5. Eccles. xi. 5. I have understanding as well as I am not inferior to you.Job xii. 3. xiii. 2.
Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him! Job xxvi. 14.
people: and ye fools, when will ye be wise? He that planteth the ear, shall he not hear?-Ps. xciv. 7—11.
Let them be confounded, &c. that men may know that thou, whose name alone is Jehovah, art the Most High over all the earth.-Ps. lxxxiii. 17, 18. Understand, ye brutish among the
It is a people that do err in their hearts, and they have not known my ways.-Ps. xcv. 10.
Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even he shall understand the loving kindness of the Lord.— Ps. cvii. 43.
For I know that the Lord is great; and that our Lord is above all gods.— Ps cxxxv. 5.
Cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.-Ps. cxliii. 8. cxlvi. 8.
He shewed his word unto Jacob, &c. He hath not dealt so with any nation; and as for his judgments, they have not known them. — Ps. cxlvii. 19, 20.
A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels, &c. How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? &c. and fools hate knowledge? &c. They shall call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord.-Prov. i. 5. 22. 28, 29.
Apply thine heart to understanding: yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding: if thou seek her as silver, &c. Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God; for the Lord giveth wisdom, &c. understanding shall keep thee. - Prov. ii. 2-6. 10, 11. iv. 7.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding for the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver.-Prov. iii. 13, 14. viii. 5, 6. 11. xvi. 16. Job xxviii. 12. 15, &c.
I beheld a young man void of understanding, passing through the street, &c.-Prov. vii. 7, &c.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of
It is a people of no understanding: therefore he that made them, will not have mercy on them.-Isa. xxvii. 11.
The Lord hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep sleep; and hath closed your eyes, &c. and the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, &c. therefore, &c. the wisdom of their wise men shall perish, and the understanding of their prudent men shall be hid, &c. In that day shall the eyes of the blind see out of obscurity, &c. They also that erred in spirit, shall come to understanding, &c. Isa. xxix. 10-14. 18. 24.
Save us from his hand; that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that thou art the Lord, even thou only.-Isa. xxxvii. 20.
Have ye not known? &c. it is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth.-Isa. xl. 21, 22.
That they may see, and know, and consider, and understand together, that the hand of the Lord hath done this.-Isa. xli. 20.
I will bring the blind by a way they know not; I will lead them in paths they have not known.-Isa. xlii. 16.
They have not known, nor under · stood; for he hath shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, and they cannot understand. And none considereth in his heart; neither is there knowledge nor understanding to say, I have burnt part of it, &c.-Isa. xliv. 18, 19,
Nations that knew not thee, shall run unto thee, because of the Lord thy God.-Isa. lv. 5.
They that handle the law, knew me not.-Jer. ii. 8.
I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding. -Jer. iii. 15.
My people are foolish, they have not known me; they are sottish children, and they have no understanding; they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge.-Jer. iv. 22. viii. 7. ix. 3. 6. v. 21. Hosea v. 4.
Let him that glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord; who exercise loving kindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.-Jer. ix. 24.
I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the Lord.-Jer. xxiv. 7. Hosea ii. 20.
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord; for they shall all know me, from the least of them, unto the greatest of them.-Jer. xxxi. 34.
All the remnant, &c. shall know,