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2 exceeding great reward.

And Abram said, Lord God, what

made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate; and "they" ("the men") said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house to hear words of thee. Acts x. 10. 17. 22. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers, by the prophets, hath in those last days spoken unto us by his Son. Heb. i. 12.

Fear not, Abram.] That nation whom they shall serve will I judge: and afterwards shall they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again. Gen. xv. 14, 15, 16. I am the God of Abraham thy father; fear not (said God to Isaac), for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. Gen. xxvi. 24. And he said (unto Jacob), I am God, the God of thy father; fear not to go down into Egypt. Gen. xlvi. 3. And Moses said unto the people, fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to-day. Exod. xiv. 13. Be strong and of good courage (said Moses to Israel), fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Deut. xxxi. 6. And David said to Solomon his son, be strong, and of good courage to do it; fear not nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee. 1 Chron. xxviii. 20. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear! the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Ps. xxvii. 1. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not; behold your (the Church's) God will come with vengeance, eren God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isa. xxxv. 4. Fear thou not, for I am with thee, I will help thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel, I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Isu. xli. 10. 14. But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, fear not, for I have redeemed thee; fear not, for I am with thee. Isa, xliii. 1. 5. Thus saith the Lord, that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee, fear not, O Jacob, my servant; fear ye not, neither be afraid: is there a God besides me? Isa. xliv. 2. 8. 1, erch 1, am he that comforteth you: who art that thou shouldest be afraid of a man 'I die, and of the son of man which de as grass! Isa. l. 12. Then ose hand touched Daniel in the me, fear not, Daniel, for from the at thou didst set thine heart to

understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. Dan. x. 12. Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Matt. viii. 26. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell; fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matt. x. 28. 31. And the angel answered, and said unto the women (at the sepulchre), fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified. Matt. xxviii. 5. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife, Elizabeth, shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John; and the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God. Luke i. 13. 30. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke xii. 32. And when I saw him I fell at his feet as dead, and he (the Son of man in the vision) laid his hand upon me, saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last. Rev. i. 17.

Thy shield, &c.] Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! Deut. xxxiii. 29. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of my head. Ps. iii. 3. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. Ps. v. 12. The Lord is my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Ps. xviii. 2. Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed; for the Lord God is a sun and shield. Ps. lxxxiv. 9. 11. His (the Lord's) truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Ps. xci. 4. Thou (O Lord) art my hiding-place, and my shield. Ps. cxix. 114. (God) is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Prov. xxx. 5.

Exceeding great reward, &c.] There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky: happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord? Deut. xxxiii. 26. 29. The Lord recompense thy work (said Boaz to Ruth), and a full reward is given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. Ruth ii. 12. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou maintainest my lot, the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places, yea I have a goodly heritage. Ps. xvi. 5, 6. Verily there is a reward for the righteous. Ps. lviii. 11. I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge, and my portion in the land of the living. Ps. cxlii. 5. The wicked worketh a deceitful work, but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. Prov xi. 18 The Lord is my portion, saith my

wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, 3 to me thou hast given no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, Behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, 4 saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth

soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lam. iii. 24. Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours. 1 Cor. iii. 22. For he (God) hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee; so that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Heb. xiii. 5, 6. And I heard a great voice out of heaven, saying, behold, the tabernacle of God is with men; and he will dwell with them; and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall 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. 3, 4.

2 What wilt thou give me, &c.] Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee; and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing. Gen. xii. 1, 2.

Childless.] And Isaac entreated the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. Gen. xxv. 21. And when Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her "sister" ("Leah"); and said unto Jacob, give me children, or else I die. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel, and he said, am I in God's stead, who hath withheld from thee the fruit of the womb? Gen. xxx. 1, 2. And she (Hannah) vowed a vow, and said, O Lord God of Hosts, if thou wilt indeed look upon the affliction of thine hand-maid, and remember me, and not forget thine hand-maid, but wilt give unto thine hand-maid a man-child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. 1 Sam. i. 11. Lo children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Ps. cxxvii. 3. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Ps. xiii. 12. Even unto them will I give in mine house, and within my walls, a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters; I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Isa. lvi. 5. He promised he would give "it" ("the land”) to “him” (“Abraham”) for a possession, and to his seed after him, when, as yet, he had no child. Acts vii. 5.

The steward of my house, &c.] And Abraham said unto his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and I will

make thee swear by the Lord. And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and departed (for all the goods of his master were in his hand): and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor (to seek a wife for Isaac). Gen. xxiv. 2, 3. 10. And Joseph found grace in his (Potiphar's) sight, and he served him; and he made him overseer over his house, and all that he had he put into his hand; and he left all that he had in Joseph's hand, and he knew not ought he had, save the bread which he did eat. There is none greater in this house than "I" (" said Joseph"), neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife. Gen. xxxix. 4. 6. 9. And they (Joseph's brethren) came near to the steward of Joseph's house, &c. Gen. xliii. 19. And he (Joseph) commanded the steward of his house, saying, fill the men's (his "brothers"") sacks with food, as much as they can carry, and put every man's money in his sack's mouth. Gen. xliv. 1. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren. Prov. xvii. 2.

3 Behold, to me thou hast given, &c.] I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great. Gen. xii. 2. And I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth; so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Gen. xiii. 16. Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Prov. xiii. 12. Righteous art thou, O Lord, when I plead with thee; yet let me talk with thee of thy judgments. Jer. xii. 1. Cast not away therefore thy confidence, which hath great recompence of reward, for ye have need of patience, that after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. Heb. x. 35, 36.

Born in my house, &c.] And when Abram heard that his brother was taken captive (by the four kings), he armed his trained servants, born in his own house, &c. Gen. xiv. 14. He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at length. Prov. xxix. 21. And an handmaid that is heir to her mistress (is one of the three things that disquieteth the earth). Prov. xxx. 23. I got me servants and maidens, and had servants born in my house. Eccles. ii. 7.

4 Shall come forth, &c.] And I will bless "her" ("Sarah"), and give thee a son also of her. Gen. xvii. 16. In Isaac shall thy seed be called. Gen. xxi. 12. And when thy (David's) days be fulfilled, and thou shalt

5 out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall 6 thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him 7 for righteousness. And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit

sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. 2 Sam. vii. 12. And David said to Abishai and to all his servants, behold my son, which came forth of my bowels, seeketh my life; how much more now may this Benjamite do it (Shimei)? 2 Sam. xvi. 11. And when "he" ("Sennacherib") was come into the house of his God, they that came forth out of his own bowels slew him there by the sword. 2 Chron. xxxii. 21. Whom (Onesimus) I have sent again; thou therefore receive him, that is, mine own bowels. Philemon 12. 5 Tell the stars, &c.] The Lord your God hath multiplied you, and behold ye are, this day, as the stars of heaven for multitude. Deut. i. 10. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. Ps. cxlvii. 4. As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured, so will I multiply the seed of David my servant. Jer. xxxiii. 22. Neither because they are the seed of Abraham are they all children; but in Isaac shall thy seed be called: that is, they which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God, but the children of promise are counted for the seed. Rom. ix. 7,8.

So shall thy seed, &c.] See com. on chap. xii. 2. And the angel of the Lord said, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, and it shall not be numbered for multitude. Gen. xvi. 10. Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven. Exod. xxxii. 13. Deut. i. 10. See preced. com. 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. Deut. x. 22. But David took not the number of "them" ("the children of Isruel" &c.), from twenty years old, and under, because the Lord had said he would increase Israel like to the stars of the heavens. 1 Chron. xxvii. 23. Who (Abraham) against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, "so shall thy seed be." Rom. iv. 18. "Therefore" ("through faith") sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore, innumerable. Heb. xi. 12.

6 He believed, &c.] For what saith the

Scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him for righteousness; even as David also describeth the blessedness of the man unto whom God imputeth righteousness without works: cometh this blessedness then upon the circumcision only, or upon the uncircumcision also? Not in circumcision, but in uncircumcision. He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God. Rom. iv. 3. 6. 9. 20. "Who" ("Jesus") was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. Rom. iv. 25. Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness; that the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. Gal. iii. 6. 14. By faith Abraham when he was called to go out into a place, which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed. Heb. xi. 8. And the Scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness. James ii. 23.

Counted it to him for righteousness.] Then stood up Phinehas and executed judgment; and so the plague was stayed, and that was counted unto him for righteousness. Ps. cvi. 31. And he (Abraham) received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the righteousness of the faith, which he had, yet being uncircumcised: that he might be the father of all them that believe, though they be not circumcised; that righteousness might be imputed to them also. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Rom. iv. 11. 22. To wit, God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them, and hath conmitted unto us the word of reconciliation. 2 Cor. v. 19. Gal. iii. 6. See preced. com.

7 Brought thee out, &c.] And Haran died before his father Terah, in the land of his nativity, in Ur of the Chaldees. And Terah took Abram his son, and Lot, &c. &c. and they went forth with them from Ur of the Chaldees to go into the land of Canaan. Gen. xi. 28. 31. Now the Lord had said unto Abram, get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee. Gen. xii. 1. Thou art the Lord, the God who didst choose Abram, and broughtest him forth out of Ur of the Chaldees, and gavest him the name of Abraham. Nehem. ix. 7. The God of glory appeared unto our father Abraham when he was in Mesopotamia, before he dwelt in Char

it. And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall 8 inherit it? And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three 9

ran; then came he out of the land of the Chaldeans, and dwelt in Charran; and from thence, when his father was dead, he removed him into this land wherein ye now dwell. Acts vii. 2. 4.

To give thee this land, &c.] See com. chap. xii. 7. And (thou O God), foundest his heart faithful before thee, and madest a covenant with "him" (" Abraham"), to give the land of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Jebusites, and the Girgashites, to give it, I say, to his seed, and hast performed thy words; for thou art righteous. Nehem. ix. 8. Unto thee (Abraham) will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance; for he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant, and gave "them" ("the people") the lands of the heathen, and they inherited the labour of the people. Ps. cv. 11. 42. 44. For the promise that he should be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his seed, through the law, but through the righteousness of faith. Rom. iv. 13.

8 Whereby shall I know, &c.] And Abraham said to his eldest servant of his house, that ruled over all that he had, put, I pray thee, thy hand under my thigh, and swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that thou shalt not take a wife unto my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell, but thou shalt go into my country and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac. And "he" ("the servant") said, O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee, send me good speed this day, and shew kindness unto my master Abraham, and let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink, and she shall say, drink: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. Gen. xxiv. 2. 4. 13, 14. And "he" (" Gideon") said unto "him" ("the Lord"): if now I have found grace in thy sight, then shew me a sign that thou talkest

with me.

Then Gideon built an altar there unto the Lord, and called it Jehovah-Shalom. And Gideon said unto God, if thou wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou hast said, behold I will put a fleece of wool in the floor, and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry upon all the earth beside, then shall I know that thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said. And it was so, for he rose up early on the morrow, and thrust the fleece together, and wringed the dew out of the fleece, a bowl-full of water. And Gideon said unto God, let not thine anger be hot against me, and I will speak but this once: let me prove, I pray thee, but this once with the

fleece; let it now be dry only upon the fleece, and upon all the ground let there be dew. And God did so that night; for it was dry upon the fleece only, and there was dew on all the ground. Judges vi. 17. 24. 36 to 40. If they (the Philistines) say thus unto us "tarry" (or "be still") until we come, then we (Jonathan and his armour-bearer) will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them: but if they say thus, Come up unto us, then we will go up, for the Lord hath delivered them into our hand, and this shall be a sign unto us. 1 Sam. xiv. 9, 10. And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, what shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the Lord the third day? And Isaiah said, this sign shalt thou have of the Lord: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees, &c. 2 Kings xx. 8. Shew me a token for good (said David), that they which hate me may see it, and be ashamed; because thou, Lord, hast holpen me and comforted me. Ps. lxxxvi. 17. Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God (said God to Ahaz king of Judah, promising the Messiah), ask it either in the depth, or in the height above. Isa. vii. 11. And Zacharias said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this (that I shall have a son), for I a man old man, and my wife well stricken in years? Then said Mary unto the angel, how shall this be; seeing I know not a man? Luke i. 18. 34.

9 An heifer, &c.] And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him a ram caught in a thicket, by his horns; and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son. Gen. xxii. 13. If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish; if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice, he shall bring it a male without blemish. And if the burnt sacrifice for his offering to the Lord be of fowls, then he shall bring his offering of turtle-doves, or of young pigeons. Levit. i. 3. 10. 14. And if his oblation be a sacrifice of peace-offering; if he offer it of the herd, whether it be a male or female, he shall offer it without blemish before the Lord. And if his offering for a sacrifice of peace-offering unto the Lord be of the flock, male or female, he shall offer it without blemish. Levit. iii. 1. 6. And he (Moses) said unto Aaron, take thee a young calf, for a sinoffering, and a ram for a burnt-offering, without blemish, and offer them before the Lord. Also a bullock and a ram, for peace-offerings, to sacrifice before the Lord. Levit. ix. 2. 4. And if "she" ("the woman") be not able to bring a lamb (for a burnt-offering), then she shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons. Lev.

2 exceeding great reward.

And Abram said, Lord God, what

made enquiry for Simon's house, and stood before the gate; and "they" ("the men") said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house to hear words of thee. Acts x. 10. 17. 22. God, who at sundry times and in divers manners, spake in time past unto the fathers, by the prophets, hath in those last days spoken unto us by his Son. Heb. i. 12.

Fear not, Abram.] That nation whom they shall serve will I judge: and afterwards shall they come out with great substance. And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age. But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again. Gen. xv. 14, 15, 16. I am the God of Abraham thy father; fear not (said God to Isaac), for I am with thee, and will bless thee, and multiply thy seed for my servant Abraham's sake. Gen. xxvi. 24. And he said (unto Jacob), I am God, the God of thy father; fear not to go down into Egypt. Gen. xlvi. 3. And Moses said unto the people, fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to-day. Exod. xiv. 13. Be strong and of good courage (said Moses to Israel), fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee nor forsake thee. Deut. xxxi. 6. And David said to Solomon his son, be strong, and of good courage to do it; fear not nor be dismayed, for the Lord God, even my God, will be with thee. 1 Chron. xxviii. 20. The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life, of whom shall I be afraid? Ps. xxvii. 1. Say to them that are of a fearful heart, be strong, fear not; behold your (the Church's) God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you. Isa. xxxv. 4. Fear thou not, for I am with thee, I will help thee; be not dismayed, for I am thy God; fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel, I will help thee, saith the Lord and thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel. Isa. xli. 10. 14. But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, fear not, for I have redeemed thee; fear not, for I am with thee. Isa. xliii. 1. 5. Thus saith the Lord, that made thee, and formed thee from the womb, which will help thee, fear not, O Jacob, my servant; fear ye not, neither be afraid: is there a God besides me? Isa. xliv. 2. 8. I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass? Isa. li. 12. Then said he (whose hand touched Daniel in the vision) unto me, fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to

understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. Dan. x. 12. Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Matt. viii. 26. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul, but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell; fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matt. x. 28. 31. And the angel answered, and said unto the women (at the sepulchre), fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus which was crucified. Matt. xxviii. 5. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife, Elizabeth, shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John; and the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God. Luke i. 13. 30. not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke xii. 32. And when I saw him I fell at his feet as dead, and he (the Son of man in the vision) laid his hand upon me, saying, Fear not, I am the first and the last. Rev. i. 17.

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Thy shield, &c.] Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! Deut. xxxiii. 29. But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me, my glory and the lifter up of my head. Ps. iii. 3. For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous; with favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. Ps. v. 12. The Lord is my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. Ps. xviii. 2. Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed; for the Lord God is a sun and shield. Ps. lxxxiv. 9. 11. His (the Lord's) truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Ps. xci. 4. Thou (O Lord) art my hiding-place, and my shield. Ps. cxix. 114. (God) is a shield unto them that put their trust in him. Prov. xxx. 5.

Exceeding great reward, &c.] There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky: happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord? Deut. xxxiii. 26. 29. The Lord recompense thy work (said Boaz to Ruth), and a full reward is given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust. Ruth ii. 12. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance, and of my cup; thou maintainest my lot, the lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places, yea I have a goodly heritage. Ps. xvi. 5, 6. Verily there is a reward for the righteous. Ps. Iviii. 11. I cried unto thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my refuge, and my portion in the land of the living. Ps. cxlii. 5. The wicked worketh a deceitful work, but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. Pron. xi. 18. The Lord is my portion, saith my

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