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mansions ; if it were not so, I would As we have borne the image of have told you : I go to prepare a the earthly, we shall also bear the place for you, &c. I will come again, image of the heavenly, &c. The and receive you unto myself that dead shall be raised incorruptible, where I am, there ye may be also.- and we shall be changed. For this John xiv. 2, 3. 19. xii. 26.

corruptible must put on incorruption : I will see you again, and your and this mortal must put on immorheart shall rejoice: and your joy no tality, &c.—1 Cor. xv. 49. 52–56. man taketh from you.—John xvi. 22. 2 Cor. v. 4.

The glory which thou gavest me, Our light affliction, which is but I have given them, &c. Father, I for a moment, worketh for us a far will that they also whom thou hast more exceeding and eternal weight given me, be with me where I am ; of glory, &c. The things which are that they may behold my glory, not seen, are eternal.—2 Cor. iv. 17, which thou hast given me.—Johnxvii. 18. Matt. v. 11, 12. 22. 24.

We have a building of God; an Glory, honour, and peace, to every house not made with hands, eternal man that worketh good.— Rom. ii. in the heavens.—2 Cor. v. 1. 7. 10.

Jesus Christ, who shall change We stand and rejoice in the hope our vile body, that it may be fashioned of the glory of God.-Rom. v. 2. like unto his glorious body.-Phil.

The end, everlasting life: for the iii. 20, 21.
wages of sin is death, but the gift of For the hope which is laid up for
God is eternal life, through Jesus you in heaven.---Col. i. 5.
Christ our Lord.—Rom. vi. 22, 23. When Christ, who is our life,
Gal. vi. 8. 2 Tim. i. 10.


then shall ye also apHeirs of God, and joint heirs with pear with him in glory-Col. iii. 4. Christ; if so be that we suffer with Then we which are alive and rehim, that we may be also glorified main, shall be caught up together together: for I reckon that the suffer- with them in the clouds, to meet the ings of this present time, are not Lord in the air ; and so shall we worthy to be compared with the ever be with the Lord. Wherefore glory which shall be revealed in us. comfort one another with these For the earnest expectation of the words.—1 Thess. iv. 17, 18. creature waiteth for the manifesta To you who are troubled, rest tion of the sons of God, &c. We our- with us, when the Lord Jesus shall selves groan within ourselves, wait- be revealed, &c. when he shall come ing for the adoption, the redemption to be glorified in his saints, and to of our body, &c. Whom he justified, be admired in all them that believe. them he also glorified.-Rom. viii. —2 Thess. i. 7. 10. 17-19. 23. 30. Heb. i. 14. ii. 10. He called you by our gospel, to

They do it to obtain a corruptible the obtaining of the glory of the crown but we, an incorruptible.- the Lord Jesus Christ.—2 Thess. 1 Cor. ix. 25.

ii. 14. We know in part, and we prophesy That they may obtain the salvation in part : but when that which is per- which is in Christ Jesus, with eternal fect is come, then that which is in glory.--2 Tim. ii. 10. part shall be done away, &c. Now There is laid up for me a crown of we see through a glass, darkly ; but righteousness; which the Lord, the then face to face : now I know in righteous judge, shall give me at that part; but then shall I know, even as day: and not to me only, but unto also I am known. -1 Cor. xiii. 9, all them also that love his appearing. 10. 12.

-2 Tim. iv. 8.

There remaineth therefore a rest He that doeth the will of God, to the people of God.—Heb. iy. 9. abideth for ever.- 1 John ii. 17.

Ye took joyfully the spoiling of We know that when he shall apyour goods; knowing in yourselves, pear, we shall be like him ; for we. that ye have in heaven a better, and shall see him as he is.- John iii. 2. an enduring substance : cast not away They shall walk with me in white, therefore your confidence, which hath &c. clothed in white raiment, &c. great recompense of reward.—Heb. will I make a pillar in the temple of x. 34, 35. Prov. viii. 21.

my God: and he shall go no more Abraham looked for a city which out, &c. will I grant to sit with me, hath foundations, whose builder and in my throne ; even as I also overmaker is God, &c. They desire a came, and am set down with my better country, that is, an heavenly: Father.-Rev. iii. 4, 5. 12. 21. ii. wherefore God is not ashamed to be 26–28. called their God; for he hath pre I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, pared for them a city, &c. Others &c. stood before the throne, and bewere tortured, not accepting deliver- fore the Lamb, clothed with white ance, that they might obtain a better robes, and palms in their hands, &c. resurrection. —Heb. xi. 10. 16. 35. These are they which came out of xiii. 14.

great tribulation; and have washed Ye are come unto Mount Sion, and their robes, and made them white in unto the city of the living God, the the blood of the Lamb; therefore heavenly Jerusalem ; and to an innu- are they before the throne of God, merable company of angels ; to the and serve him day and night in his general assembly, &c. and to God, temple : and he that sitteth on the the judge of all, and to the spirits of throne shall dwell among them. They just men made perfect : and to Jesus, shall hunger no more, nor thirst no the Mediator of the new covenant. more ; neither shall the sun light on Heb. xii. 22-24.

them, nor any heat ; for the Lamb Blessed be God, &c. which hath which is in the midst of the throne, begotten us again unto a lively hope, shall feed them, &c. And God shall &c. to an inheritance incorruptible, wipe away all tears from their eyes. and undefiled, and that fadeth not -Rev. vii. 9. 13—18. Isa. xxv. 8. away, reserved in heaven for


&c. The souls of them that were beThe sufferings of Christ, and the headed for the witness of Jesus, and glory that should follow, &c. Hope which had not worshipped the beast, to the end for the grace that is to be &c. nor received his mark their brought unto you, at the revelation foreheads.- Rev. xx. 4. of Jesus Christ.—1 Pet. i. 3, 4.'11. The New Jerusalem's glory de13. v. 10.

scribed at large, &c. Behold, the Ye are thereunto called, that ye tabernacle of God is with men : and should inherit a blessing.--1 Pet. he will dwell with them, &c. and üi. 9.

wipe away all tears from their eyes. When the chief Shepherd shall And there shall be no more death ; appear, ye shall receive a crown of neither sorrow, nor crying ; neither glory, which fadeth not away, &c. shall there be any more pain : for the The God of all grace, who hath called former things are passed unto his eternal glory, by Christ Rev. xxi. 1-5. xxii. 1-6. 2 Pet. Jesus, &c.—1 Pet. v. 4. 10.

iii. 13. We, according to his promise, look for new heavens, and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. 2 Pet. iii. 13.



after them, which knew not the CHAP. XXXVI.

Lord, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.-Judges ii. 10.

Samson said unto his father, Get IN DIVINE THINGS, AND THE WANT her for me, for she pleaseth me well: THEREOF : IGNORANCE ABOUT SUCH but his father and his mother knew THINGS, AND THE EVIL THEREOF.

not that it was of the Lord, that he When Abimelech had taken Sarah, sought an occasion against the PhiAbraham's wife, though in the in- listines.-Judges xiv. 3, 4. tegrity of his heart, not knowing her The sons of Eli were sons of to be Abraham's wife, because he Belial; they knew not the Lord.had said, she was his sister : yet i Sam. ii. 12. God said unto him, Behold thou art Now Samuel did not yet know the but a dead man, for the woman which Lord, neither was the word of the thou hast taken; for she is a man's Lord yet revealed unto him.—1 Sam. wife.—Gen. xx. 2-10.

iii. 7. Pharaoh said, Who is the Lord, That all the earth may know that that I should obey him ?—Exod..v. 2. there is a God in Israel, &c. and that

And the Egyptians shall know the Lord saveth not with sword and that I am the Lord, when I stretch spear, &c.—1 Sam. xvii. 46, 47. forth my hand upon Egypt, and bring Elijah prays that God will (by an out the children of Israel from among extraordinary means) let it be known them.—Exod. vii. 5. Ezek. vi. 7. this day, that thou art God in Israel, 10. 13. Exod. xiv. 4. 8.

&c. That this people may know According to thy word, that thou that thou art the Lord God.- 1 Kings mayest know that there is none like xviii. 36–38. unto the Lord our God.-Exod. viii. 10. Because the Syrians have said,

I have hardened his heart, and the The Lord is God of the hills, but he heart of his servants, that I might is not God of the valleys : therefore shew these my signs, &c. that ye will I deliver all this great multitude may know how that I am the Lord. into thine hand, and ye shall know Exod. x. 1, 2. Deut. iv. 35. Exod. that I am the Lord.—1 Kings xx. 28. vi. 7.

Soloinon asked wisdom and knowJethro said (when Moses had told ledge, and God gave it ; and riches him what God had done), Now I also.—2 Chron. i. 9–12. know that the Lord is greater than Nevertheless, they shall be his all gods ; for in the thing wherein servants : that they may know my they dealt proudly, he was above service, and the service of the kingthem.-Exod. xviii. 11. 2 Kings v.15. doms of the countries.—2 Chron.

Under the law, they were to offer xii. 8. sacrifices for sins of ignorance, whe God left Hezekiah, to try him, ther of a person, or of the congrega- that he might know all that was in tion.—Levit. iv. 244. 13-15. v. his heart.- 2 Chron. xxxii. 31. 1-6. 17-19. Numb. xv. 24-26. Canst thou by searching find out

Ye have seen all that the Lord did, God? Canst thou find out the Al&c. Yet the Lord hath not given mighty unto perfection ? &c.-- Job you an heart to perceive, and eyes to xi. 7,8. 12. xxxvii. 5. Eccles. xi. 5. see, and ears to hear, unto this day. I have understanding as well as -Deut. xxix. 2. 4.

you: I am not inferior to you.— They sacrificed to devils, not to Job xii. 3. xiii. 2. God : to gods whom they knew not; Lo, these are parts of his ways: but to new gods.—Deut. xxxii. 17. how little a portion is heard of him!

There arose another generation -Job xxvi. 14.

There is a spirit in man, and the people: and ye fools, when will ye be inspiration of the Almighty giveth wise? He that planteth the ear, him understanding : great men are shall he not hear ? –Ps. xciv. 7—11. not always wise, neither do the aged It is a people that do err in their understand judgment.-Job xxxii. 8, hearts, and they have not known my 9. xxxviii. 36.

ways.-Ps. xcv. 10. I uttered that I understood not,

Whoso is wise, and will observe things too wonderful for me, which I these things, even he shall understand knew not : I have heard of thee by the loving kindness of the Lord. the hearing of the ear, but now mine Ps. cvii. 43. eye seeth thee: wherefore I abhor For I know that the Lord is great; myself, &c.—Job xlii. 3.5, 6. and that our Lord is above all gods.

They that know thy name will put Ps cxxxv. 5. their trust in thee, &c. The Lord is Cause me to know the way wherein known by the judgment which he I should walk; for I lift up my soul executeth.--Ps. ix. 10. 16.

unto thee.-Ps. cxliii. 8. cxlvi. 8. Have all the workers of iniquity He shewed his word unto Jacob, no knowledge, who eat up my people? &c. He hath not dealt so with any &c.-Ps. xiv. 4. liii. 4.

nation; and as for his judgments, The heavens declare the glory of they have not known them. — Ps. God, and the firmament sheweth his cxlvii. 19, 20. handy work : day unto day uttereth A wise man will hear, and will inspeech, and night unto night shew- crease learning; and a man of undereth knowledge, &c. The testimony standing shall attain unto wise counof the Lord is sure, making wise the sels, &c. How long, ye simple ones, simple, &c. The commandments of will ye love simplicity ? &c. and fools the Lord are pure, enlightening the late knowledge &c. They shall call eyes.-Ps. xix. 1-4. 7, 8.

upon me, but I will not answer; they Be still, and know that I am God: shall seek me early, but they shall not I will be exalted among the heathen. find me: for that they hated know-Ps. xlvi. 10.

ledge, and did not choose the fear of Consume them, that they may not the Lord.—Prov. i. 5. 22. 28, 29. be; and let them know that God Apply thine heart to understandruleth in Jacob, unto the ends of the ing: yea, if thou criest after knowearth. Selah.-Ps, lix. 13. xcix. 8. ledge, and liftest up thy voice for un

When I thought to know this, it derstanding : if thou seek her as was too painful for me, until I went silver, &c. Then shalt thou underinto the sanctuary of God: then stand the fear of the Lord, and find understood I their end, &c. So the knowledge of God; for the Lord foolish was I, and ignorant : I was giveth wisdom, &c. understanding as a beast before thee.-Ps. lxxiii. shall keep thee. Prov. ii. 2–6. 10, 16, 17. 22.

11. iv. 7. Pour out thy wrath upon the hea Happy is the man that findeth then that have not known thee.-Ps. wisdom, and the man that getteth Ixxix. 6.

understanding : for the merchandise They know not, neither will they of it is better than the merchandise understand: they walk on in dark- of silver.-Prov. iii. 13, 14. viii. 5, 6. ness.-Ps. lxxxii. 5.

11. xvi. 16. Job xxyiii. 12. 15, &c. Let them be confounded, &c. that I beheld a young man void of men may know that thou, whose name understanding, passing through the alone is Jehovah, art the Most High street, &c.—Prov. vii. 7, &c. over all the earth.-Ps. Ixxxiii. 17, 18. The fear of the Lord is the begin

Understand, ye brutish among the ning of wisdom, and the knowledge of

the holy is understanding. Prov. Save us from his hand; that all ix. 10.

the kingdoms of the earth may know Wise men lay up knowledge. that thou art the Lord, even thou Prov. x. 14:

only.—Isa. xxxvii. 20. The wisdom of the prudent is to Have ye not known ? &c. it is he understand his way.- Prov. xiv. 8. that sitteth upon the circle of the

Evil men understand not judgment; earth.—Isa. xl. 21, 22. but they that seek the Lord, under That they may see, and know, and stand all things.-Prov. xxviii. 5. consider, and understand together,

Surely I am more brutish than any that the hand of the Lord hath done man; and have not the understanding this.- Isa. xli. 20. of a man.-Prov. xxx. 2.

I will bring the blind by a way they Tell me, Othou whom my soul know not; I will lead them in paths loveth, where thou feedest, &c. If they have not known.—Isa. xlii. 16. thou know not, O thou fairest, &c. go They have not known, nor under · thy way forth by the footsteps of the stood; for he hath shut their eyes, flock.-Cant. i. 7, 8.

that they cannot see ;

and their The ox knoweth his owner, and the hearts, and they cannot understand. ass his master's crib : but Israel doth And none considereth in his heart; not know; my people doth not con- neither is there knowledge nor undersider.-Isa, i. 3.

standing to say, I have barnt part of Therefore my people are gone into it, &c.—Isa. xliv. 18, 19, captivity, because they have no know Nations that knew not thee, shall ledge.- Isa. v. 13.

run unto thee, because of the Lord Hear ye indeed, but understand thy God.- Isa. lv. 5. not; and see ye indeed, but perceive They that handle the law, knew not: make the heart of this people me not.-Jer. ii. 8. fat, and make their ears heavy, and I will give you pastors according shut their

eyes ; lest they sce, &c. to mine heart, which shall feed you and understand.-Isa. vi.9, 10. Matt. with knowledge and understanding. xiii. 13, 14.

Jer. iii. 15. The earth shall be full of the know My people are foolish, they have ledge of the Lord, as the waters cover not known me; they are sottish chilthe sea.—Isa. xi.9. Hab. ii. 14. dren, and they have no understanding;

The Egyptians shall know the Lord they are wise to do evil, but to do in that day, and shall do sacrifice, &c. good they have no knowledge. Jer. -Isa. xix. 21.

iv. 22. viii. 7. ix. 3. 6. v.21. Hosea It is a people of no understanding: v. 4. therefore he that made them, will not Let him that glorieth, glory in this, have mercy on them.—Isa. xxvii. 11. that he understandeth and knoweth

The Lord hath poured out upon me, that I am the Lord; who exercise you the spirit of deep sleep; and loving kindness, judgment, and righhath closed your eyes, &c. and the teousness in the earth.-Jer. ix. 24. vision of all is become unto you as I will give them an heart to know the words of a book that is sealed, &c. me, that I am the Lord.—Jer. xxiv.7. therefore, &c. the wisdom of their Hosea ii. 20. wise men shall perish, and the under And they shall teach no more every standing of their prudent men shall man his neighbour, and every man be hid, &c. In that day shall the his brother, saying, Know the Lord ; eyes of the blind see out of obscurity, for they shall all know me, from the &c. They also that erred in spirit, least of them, unto the greatest of shall come to understanding, &c.— them.-Jer. xxxi. 34. Isa. xxix. 10-14. 18. 24.

All the remnant, &c. shall know,

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