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But be ye Doers of the Word, and not Hearers only, deceiving your own felves.

For if any be a Hearer of the Word, and not a Doer, he is like to a Man beholding his natural Face in a Glass:

For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his Way, and firaitway forgetteth what manner of Man he was.

But whofo looketh into the perfect Law of Liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful Hearer, but a Doer of the Word, this Man fhall be bleffed in his Deed.

Luke vi. 47, 48. Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my Sayings, and doth them, I will fhew you to whom he is like.

He is like a Man which built an Houfe, and digged deep, and laid the Foundation on a Rock: and when the Flood arofe, the Stream beat vehemently upon that House, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a Rock.

Pf. i. 1, 2. Bleed is the Man that walketh not in the Counfel of the Ungodly, nor ftandeth in the Way of Sinners, nor fitteth in the Seat of the Scornful.

But bis Delight is in the Law of the Lord, and in his Law doth he meditate Day and Night.

Pf. xix. 8, 10, 11. The Statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the Heart: the Commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the Eyes.

More to be defired are they than Gold, yea than much fine Gold: fweeter alfo than Honey, and the Honey-comb.

Moreover, by them is thy Servant warned, and in keeping of them there is great Reward.

Pf. cxix. 9. Wherewithal fhall a young Man cleanfe his Way? by taking Heed thereto according to thy Word.

12. Bleed art thou, O Lord: teach me thy Statutes.

49. Remember thy Word unto thy Servant, upon which thou haft caufed me to hope.

73. Thy Hands have made me, and fashioned me, give me Understanding that I may learn thy Commandments.

89. For ever, O Lord, thy Word is fettled in Heaven. 96. I have feen an End of all Perfections; but thy Commandment is exceeding Broad.

105. Thy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet, and a Light unto my Path.

116. Uphold mè according to thy Word, and let me not be afhamed of my Hope.

130. The Entrance of thy Words giveth Light: it giveth Understanding unto the Simple. 133. Order

133. Order my Steps in thy Word, and let not Iniquity have Dominion over me.

155. Salvation is far from the Wicked: for they feek not thy Statutes.

165. Great Peace have they which love thy Law, and nothing fhall offend them.

Rom. xvi. 25, 26, 27. Now to him that is of Power to ftablish you according to my Gospel, and the Preaching of Jefus Christ according to the Revelation of the Mystery which was kept fecret fince the World began.

But now is made manifeft, and by the Scriptures of the Prophets, according to the Commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all Nations for the Obedience of Faith.

To God only wife, be Glory through Jesus Christ for evera Amen.


BLeffed Lord, who haft caufed all Holy Scriptures to be

written for our Learning; Grant that we may in fuch wife hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digeft them; that by Patience and Comfort of thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold faft the bleffed Hope of everlafting Life, which thou haft given us in our Saviour Jefus Christ. Amen.






Books of MOSES

The First Period:

Being the HISTORY of the WORLD, from the Creation of Heaven and Earth to the Flood, containing about the Space of 1656 Years.


Ver. 1 The Creation of Heaven and Earth. 3 Of the Light. 6 Of the Firmament. 9 Of the Earth feparated from the Waters, 11 and made fruitful. 14 Of the Sun, Moon, and Stars. 20 Of Fish and Fowl. 24 Of Beafts and Cattle. 26 Of Man in the Image of God. 29 The Appointment of



GOD created the
HEAVEN and the

Pfal. xc. 1 LORD, thou haft been our Dwelling place in all Generations.

2 Before the Mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the EARTH and the WORLD;

and from everlasting to everlasting thou art Gop.

Johni. In the BEGINNING was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was GOD.

2 The fame was in the BEGINNING with GOD.

3 All things were made by HIM, and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Hebr. i. I GOD, who at fundry Times and in divers Manners fpake in time paft unto the Fathers by the Prophets,

2 Hath in these laft Days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed Heir of all Things, by whom alfo he made the WORLD.

3 Who being the BRIGHTNESS of his GLORY, and the express IMAGE of his Perfon, and upholding all Things by the Word of his Power, when he



had by himself purged our Sins, fat down on the Right hand of the MAJESTY on high.

To And thou, LORD, in the BEGINNING haft laid the Foundation of the Earth; and the Heavens are the Works of thine Hands.

I They shall perish, but thou remainest: And they all shall wax old as doth a Garment.

12 And as a Vefture fhalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed; but thou art the fame, and thy Years fhall not fail.

Prov. viii. 22 The LORD poffeffed me in the BEGINNING of his Way, before his Works of old.

23 1 was fet up from EVERLASTING, from the BEGINNING, or ever the EARTH


24 When there were no Depths, I was brought forth; when there were no Fountains abounding with Water.

25 Before the Mountains were fettled; before the Hills was I brought forth. 26 While as yet he had not made the EARTH nor the Fields, nor the higheft part of the Duft of the World.

27 When he prepared the HEAVENS, I was there; when he fet a Compass upon the Face of the Depth.

28 When he established the Clouds above: when he ftrengthened the Fountains of the Deep:

29 When he gave to the Sea his Decree, that the Waters fhould not pafs his Commandment: when he appointed the Foundations of the Earth. 30 Then I was by him, as one brought up with him; and I was daily his DELIGHT; rejoycing always before him.

31 Rejoycing in the habitable part of his Earth, and my Delights were with the Sons of MEN.

32 Now, therefore, hearken unto me, O ye CHILDREN, for blessed are they that keep my ways.

33 Hear Inftruction and be wife, refuse it not.

34 Bleffed is the Man that heareth me, watching daily at my Gates; waiting at the Pofts of my Doors.

as For wholo findeth me, findeth LIFE, and fhall obtain Favour of the LORD.

36 But he that finneth against me wrongeth his own SouL: All they that hate me love DEATH.

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Pfal. xxxiii. 6 By the WORD of the LORD were the Heavens made,

and all the Hoft of them by the Breath of his Mouth.

7 He gathered the Waters of the Sea together, as an Heap, he layeth up the Depth in Store-houses.

8 Let all the Earth fear the Lord; let all the Inhabitants of the World ftand in awe of Him.

2 Cor. iv. 6 ForGod who command

ed the LIGHT to fhine out of Darkness,

hath thined in our Hearts, to give the LIGHT of the Knowledge of the GLORY of GOD, in the Face of JESUS CHRIST. divided the Light from the

5 And God called the Light Day, and the Darkness he called Night; and the Evening and the Morning were the first Day.

6 And GOD faid, Let there be a Firmament in the midft of the Waters, and let it divide the Waters from the Wa


7 d And God made the Firmament, and divided the Waters which were under the Firmament, from the Waters which were above the Firmament: and it was so.

8 And GOD called the Fir

a Pfal. cxlviii. 4 Praise him, ye Heaven of Heavens, and ye Waters

that be above the Heavens.

s Let them praise the Name of the LORD; for he commanded and they were created.

6 He hath alfo ftablished them for ever and ever he hath made a Decree which shall not pass.

mament Heaven: and the Evening and the Morning were

the fecond Day.

9 And GoD faid, Let the Waters under the Heaven be gathered together unto one Place, and let the dry Land appear and it was fo.

10 And GoD called the dry Land Earth, and the gathering together of the Waters called he Seas: and God faw that it was good.

11 And GOD faid, Let the Earth bring forth Grafs, the Herb yielding Seed, and the Fruit-tree yielding Fruit after his kind, whofe Seed is in itfelf, upon the Earth and it was fo.


12 And the Earth brought forth Grafs, and Herb yielding Secd after his kind, and the Tree yielding Fruit, whofe Seed was in itself after his kind and GOD faw that it was good.

13 And the Evening and the Morning were the third Day.

f And GOD faid, Let 14 there be Lights in the Firmament of the Heaven, to di

Job xxvi. 10 He hath compaffed the Waters with Bounds, until the Day and Night come to an End.

Pfal. civ. O LORD my GOD, thou art very great, thou art clothed with Honour and Majesty.

2 Who covereft thyself with Light, as with a Garment who stretcheft out the Heavens like a Curtain.

3 Who layeth the Beams of his Chambers in the Waters, who maketh the Clouds his Chariot, who walketh upon the Wings of the Wind.

5 Who laid the Foundations of the Earth, that it fhould not be removed for ever.

6 Thou covereft it with the Deep, as with a Garment: the Waters flood

above the Mountains.

7 At thy Rebuke they fled: at thy Thunder they hafted away.

8 They go up by the Mountains: they go down by the Valleys unto the Place which thou haft founded

for them

9 Thou haft fet a Bound that they may not pats over that they turn not again to cover the Earth.

Jer. v. 22 Fear ye not me, faith the LORD: will ye not TREMBLE at my Prefence, who have placed the Sand for the Bound of the Sea, by a perpetual Decree that it cannot pass it;

and though the Waves thereof tofs themfelves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it.

Pfal. xix. 1. The Heavens declare the Glory of GoD: and the Firmament fheweth his handy Work.

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