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into such a City, and continue there a Year, and buy, and sell, and get GAIN :

14 Whereas ye know not what Mall be on the Morrow : For what is your Life? it is even a VAPOUR that appeareth for a little Time, and then VANISHETH away.

is For thai ye ought to say, if the LORD will, we shall live, and do this or that.

CH A P. IX.

1 Moses difuadeth them from the Opinion of their own Righ

teousness, by rehearsing their several Rebellions.

Ver. 1 UEAR, O ISRAEL: Thou art to pass over Jor

dan this Day, to go in to possess Nations great. er and mightier than thyself, Cities great and fenced up to Heaven,

2 A People great and tall, the Children of the Anakims, whom thou knoweft, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the Children of Anak?

3. Understand therefore this Day, that the LORD thy Gop is he which goeth over before thee as a consUMING Fire.

4 Speak not thou in thine Heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my RightEOUSNESS the LORD hath brought me in to posless this Land : but for the Wickedness of these Nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee.

5 w Not for thy Righ- * Ezik. xxxiii. 13 when I shall TEOUSNESS, or for the UP- say to the Righreous, that he thall RIGHTNESS of thine Heart surely live; if he TRUST to his own

RIGHTEOUSNESS and commit Iniquidolt thou go to pofless their ty; all his Righteousnels shall not Land: but for the WICKED- be remembred, but for his Iniquity NESs of these Nations the that he hath committed, he hall die

for it. LORD thy God doth DRIVE Rom. ix. 30 What shall we say them out from before thee, then that the Genriles which foland that he may perform the attained to Righteousness, even the

lowed nor after Righteousness, have Word which the Lord sware RIGHTEOUSNESS which is of Faith. unto thy Fathers.

31 But Ifrael, which followed af. 6 Understand therefore,

ter the Law of Righteousness, hath

not atıained to the Law of Righteo that the Lord thy God OUSNESS giveth thee not this good

32 Wherefore? because they sought

it, not by Faith, but as it were by Land to posless it, for thy the works of the Law : for they RIGHTEOUSNESS; for thou STUMBLED at that STUMBLING STONE. art a STIFF-NECKED Peo

Rom. x. 1 Brethren, my Hear's

Delire and Prayer to God for Israel, ple,

is, that they might be saved.

7 Forget 7 Forget not how thou 2 For I bear them record, that provokedst the LORD thy they have a Zeal of God, but not

according to Knowledge. God to Wrath in the Wil

3. For they being IGNORANT of derness : from the Day that God's RIGHTEOUSNESS, and going athou didst depart out of the bout to establith their own RIGHTE

OUSNESS, have not submitted themLand of Egypt, until ye came felves into the RIGHTEOUSNESS of unto this place, ye have been God. REBELLIOUS against the Law for RIGHTEOUSNESS to every one

4 For Christ is the End of the LORD.

that BELIEV ETH. 8 Also in Horeb ye provo

s For Moses describeth the Righked the LORD to Wrath, so the Man which doth thote Things,

TEOUSNESS which is of the Law, Thiac that the LORD was angry with shall live by them.

6 But the RIGHTEOUSNESS which is you, to have destroyed you.

of FAITH, speakerh on this wise, 9 When I was gone up in- Say not in thine Heart, who lhali to the Mount, to receive the alcend into Heaven? (that is to bring Tables of Stone, then I a

CHR'st down from above)

7 Or who shall descend into the bode in the Mount forty Days Deep? (that is to bring up CARIST and forty Nights, I neither again from the Dead)

12 For there is no Difference bedid eat Bread, nor drink Wa

tween the Jew and the GREEK : fos ter.

the same LORD over all, is sich unto 10 And the Lord deliver- all that call upon him. ed unto me two Tables of the Name of the Lord, shall be 1a

13 For whosoever shall call upon Stone written with the Fin- ved. ger of God, and on them Ephef. ii. 8 By GRACE ye are saved, was written according to all ielves: it is the Gift of God:

and that not of your

through Faith; the WORDS which the LORD 9 Not of WORKS, left any Man

should boast : spake with you in the Mount,

10 For we are his WORKMANSHIP, out of the midst of FIRE.

CREATED in CHRIST JESUS unto GOOD 11 And it came to pass at Works, which God hath before orthe End of forty Days and dained that we should walk in them. forty Nights, that the LORD TEOUSNESS, which we have done, but gave me the two Tables of according to his Marcy he SAVED Stone, even the Tables of the us, by the washing of Regeneration,

and senewing of the Holy Ghost. Covenant.

Gal. iii 19 Wherefore then serveth 12 And the LORD said the Law! It was added because of

Transgressions, till the Seed should unto me, Arise, get thee

come, to whom the Promise was down quickly from hence ; made; and it was ORDAINED by Anfor thy People which thou GEls in the HAND of a MEDIATOR.

20 Now a Mediator is not a Mehast brought forth out of diator of one ; bur God is ONE. Egypt, have corrupted them.- 21 Is the Law then against the selves : they are quickly

PROMISES of God? God forbid : for

if there had been a Law given which turned aside out of the Way could have given Life, venly RIGHTEwhich I commanded them; ousness should have been by the Law.

they

VEALED.

they have made them a mol- 22 But the SCRIPTURE hath corr

cluded all under Sin, that the PROten Image.

MISE by Faith of Jesus CHRIST might 13 Furthermore, the LORD be given to them that BELIEVE. spake unto me, saying, I have 23 But before FAITH came, we were

kept under the Law, shut up unto the seen this People, and behold, Faith which should afterwards be asit is a stiff-necked People. 14 Let me alone, that I 24 Wherefore the Law was our

SCHOOLMASTER to bring us unto may destroy them, and blot Christ, that we might be JUSTIFIED out their Name from under by Faith. Heaven: and I will make of thee a Nation mightier and greater than they.

15 So I turned and came down from the Mount, and the Mount burned with Fire : and the two Tables of the Covenant were in my two Hands.

16 And I looked, and behold, ye had finned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten Calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.

17 And I took the two Tables, and cast them out of my two Hands, and brake them before your Eyes.

18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty Days and forty Nights ; I did neither eat Bread, nor drink Water, because of all your Sins which ye finned, in doing wickedly in the Sight of the LORD, to provoke him to Anger.

19 (For I was AFRAID of the Anger, and hot Difpleasure wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you) But the Lord hearkned unto me at thai Time also.

22 And at Taberah, and at Mallah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to Wrath.

23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the Land which I have given you; then you REBELled against the Commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkned unto his Voice.

24 You have been rebellious against the LORD, from the Day that I knew you.

25 Thus 1 fell down before the Lord forty Days and forty Nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.

26 I PRAYED therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy People, and thine Inheritance, which thou hast redecmed through thy Greatneis, which

thou

thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty Hand.

27 Remember thy Servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the Stubbornness of this People, nor to their Wickedness, nor to their Sin.

28 Left the Land whence thou broughtest us out, say, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the Land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the Wildernefs.

29 Yet they are thy People, and thine Inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty Power, and by thy stretched out Arm.

CH A P. X.

12 An Exhor

1 God's Mercy in resoring the two Tables.

tation to Obedience.

Ver. 1

AT

T that Time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee

two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the Mount, and make thee an Ark of Wood.

2 And I will write on the Tables the Words that were in the first Tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the Ark.

3. And I made an Ark of Shittim-wood, and hewed two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and went up into the Mount, having the two Tables in mine Hand.

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.

§ And I turned myself and came down from the Mount, and put the Tables in the Ark which I had made, and there they be, as the Lord commanded me.

10 And I stayed in the Mount, according to the first time, forty Days and forty Nights, and the Lord hearkned unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.

11 And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take thy Journey before the People that they may go in, and possess the Land which I sware unto their Fathers to give unto them.

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12 And

1 2 * And now, Israel, what * Mic, vi 6 Wherewith shall I conite doth the Lord thy God RE- before the # G# God ? thall I come

before the LORD, and bow myself QUIRE of thee, but to FEAR before him with Burnt offerings, with the LORD thy God, to WALK Calves of a year old? in all his Ways, and to LOVE Thousands of RAMS, or with ten

7 Will the Lord be pleased with HIM, and to serve the LORD Thousands of Rivers of Oyl: fhall I thy God with all thy Heart, give my Firft-born for my Trans

grellion, the Fruit of my Body for and with all thy Soul. che Sin of my Soul ?

13 To KEEP the Com- 8 He hath newed thee, O Man, MANDMENTS of the Lord, what is Good; and what doth the and his STATUTES which I and to love Mercy, and to walk humi

LORD require of thee, but to do juftly, command thee this Day for bly with thy God? thy Good.

Y 2 Ch on. vi. 18 Will God in very 14 y Behold, the HEAVEN, Deed Dwell with Men on the Earth?

behold, the HEAVEN, and the HEA: and the HEAVEN OF HEAVENS

VEN of HEAVENS cannot contain is the Lord's thy God, the him. Earth also, with all that there

Erhel. iv, 10 He that De“CENDED IS

the same also that ASCENDED up far in is.

ABOVE ALL HEAVENS, that he might 15 Only the Lord had a FILL ALL THINGS. Delight in thy Fathers to love

Pal. cxv. 10 The HEAVEN, even

the HFAVENS are the Lord's: but the them, and he chose their Seed Earth hath he given to the Childien after them, even you above of Men. all People, as it is this Day.

16 Circumcise therefore the Foreskin of your Heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

17 For the LORD your God is God of Gods, and Lord of Lords, a great God, a MIGHTY and a TERRIBLE, which regardeth not Persons, nor taketh Reward.

18 He doth execute the Judgment of the Fatherless and Widow, and loveth the Stranger, in giving him Food arrd Raiment.

19 Love ye therefore the Stranger: for ye were Strangers in the Land of Egypt.

20 Thou shalt FEAR the LORD thy God; him shalt thou SERVE, and to him shalt thou CLEAVE ; and swear by his Name.

21 He is thy Praise, and he is thy God that hath done for thee these great and TERRIBLE Things which thine Eyes have fecr.

22 Thy Fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten Persons; and * now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the Stars of Heaven for multitude. * In this the Promije 10 Abraham was fulfilled.

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