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O foolish people, &c. fear ye not I am a great King, saith the Lord of me, saith the Lord? Will ye not hosts; and my name is dreadful among tremble at my presence? Which have the heathen.-Mal. i. 6. 14. placed the sand for the bound of the sea, by a perpetual decree that it cannot pass it, &c. But this people have revolted, &c. Neither say they in their hearts, Let us now fear the Lord our God, who giveth rain, &c. -Jer. v. 21-24.
None like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain. The Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation, &c.-Jer. x. 6, 7. 10. 12, 13. Dan. ii. 20-22. 47. iv. 17.32.
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter, saith the Lord? Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in my hand, Ō house of Israel.-Jer. xviii. 6.
Can any hide himself in secret places, that I shall not see him? saith the Lord. Do not I fill heaven and earth?-Jer. xxiii. 24.
The great, the mighty God, the Lord of hosts in his name; great in counsel, and mighty in work, &c. I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me for ever, &c. I will put my fear in their hearts. -Jer. xxxii. 18, 19. 39, 40.
The children of Israel, &c. shall fear the Lord, and his goodness in the latter days.-Hosea ii. 5.
The Lord shall utter his voice before his army, &c. for the day of the Lord is great, and very terrible, and who can abide it?-Joel ii. 11.
I fear the Lord the God of heaven, &c. Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, &c.-Jonah i. 9. 16.
God is jealous, the Lord revengeth, &c. He rebuketh the sea, and maketh it dry, &c. The mountains quake at him, and the hills melt, &c.-Neh. i. 2-6.
If I be a master, where is my fear?
I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, &c. and against those, &c. who fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts, &c. A book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon his name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord.-Mal. iii. 5. 16, 17.
But unto you that fear my name, shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings, and ye shall grow, &c.-Mal. iv. 2.
Fear him, which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.-Matt.x.28.
His mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation; he hath shewed strength, &c. he hath put down the mighty, &c.-Luke i. 50-52.
The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, &c. Heaven is my throne, &c. Hath not my hand made all these things?-Acts vii. 48-50.
The churches were edified, and, walking in the fear of the Lord, were multiplied.-Acts ix. 31.
Cornelius, &c. a devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, &c. In every nation he that feareth him, &c. is accepted with him.— Acts x. 2. 35. xiii. 26.
God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing he is Lord of heaven, &c.-Acts xvii. 24, &c.
All things are naked and open unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.-Heb. iv. 13.
It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.-Heb. x. 31.
So terrible was the sight, that Moses said, I exceedingly fear and quake, &c. Let us have grace, where by we may serve God acceptably, with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.-Heb. xii. 21. 28, 29.
Pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.-1 Pet. i. 17. 2 Cor. vii. 1.
THE Babel builders trusted to a
Because thou hast relied on the king of Syria, and not relied on the Lord thy God; therefore is the host of the king of Syria escaped out of thy hands, &c. Asa in his disease sought not to the Lord, but to the physicians.-2 Chron. xvi. 7. 12.
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause.— Job v. 8.
There is no king saved by the multitude of an host. A mighty man is not delivered by much strength. An horse is a vain thing for safety; neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.-Ps. xxxiii. 16, 17. Isa. xxxi. 1. 3. Job xv. 31. Ps. xx. 7.
I will not trust in my bow, neither shall my sword save me. Thou hast saved.-Ps. xliv. 6, 7.
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches: none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him, &c. that he should live for ever.-Ps. xlix. 6, 7.9. Ezek. vii. 19.
Lo, this is the man that made not God his strength; but trusted in the abundance of his riches, &c. But I trust in the mercy of God for ever.Ps. lii. 7, 8.
Give us help from trouble, for vain is the help of man.-Ps. lx. 11.
Surely, men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree a lie; to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. Trust net in oppression, &c.-Ps. lxii. 9, 10.
Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom is no help; his breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.-Ps.cxlvi.3,4. cxviii. 8, 9.
He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall.-Prov. xi. 28.
He that trusteth in his own heart, a fool.-Prov. xxviii. 26.
Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?-Isa. ii. 22.
What will ye do in the day of visi tation, &c. to whom will ye flee for help? &c.-Isa. x. 3. xx. 6.
Thou didst look in that day unto the armour of the house of the forest, &c. ye made also a ditch between the two walls, &c. But ye have not looked unto the maker thereof.-Isa. xxii. 8—11.
Woe unto the rebellious children, &c. that take counsel, but not of me; &c. that walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked at my mouth; to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt. Therefore shall the strength of Pharaoh be your shame, and the trust in the shadow of Egypt your confusion,&c. For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose, &c. Their strength is to sit still, &c. No, we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee, &c.—Isa. xxx. 1—3. 5. 7. 15-17. i. 28, &c.
Woe to them that go down to Egypt, &c. stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many, &c.-Isa. xxxi. 1. 3.
Thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me: thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else besides me. Stand now with thine enchantments,
&c. let them stand up and save thee, &c. Behold they shall be as stubble, &c. None shall save thee.-Isa. xlvii.
Let thy companies deliver thee: but the wind shall carry them all away: vanity shall take them.-Isa. lvii. 13.
Truly, in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains, &c.-Jer. iii. 23. Trust ye not in lying words, saying, The temple of the Lord, &c. Jer. vii. 4.
Trust ye not in any brother, for every brother will utterly supplant. -Jer. ix. 4, 5.
This is thy portion, &c. because thou hast forgotten me, and trusted in falsehood: therefore will I discover thy skirts upon thy face, &c.-Jer. xiii. 25, 26.
Thus saith the Lord, Cursed be the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord; for he shall be like the heath in the desert, &c.Jer. xvii. 5, 6.
For because thou hast trusted in thy works, and in thy treasures, thou shalt also be taken, &c.—Jer. xlviii. 7. Wherefore gloriest thou in the valleys, &c. O backsliding daughter? that trusted in her treasures, saying, Who shall come unto me? Behold, I will bring fear upon thee, saith the Lord of hosts.-Jer. xlix. 4, 5.
As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help; in our watching, we have watched for a nation that could not save us.-Lam. iv. 17.
without heart: they call to Egypt, they go to Assyria; when they shall go, I will spread my net upon them, I will bring them down, &c. Woe unto them, for they have fled from me.
Hosea vii. 11-13. Jer. ii. 36, 37. Ephraim feedeth upon wind, &c. they do make a covenant with the Assyrians, &c.-Hosea xii. 1.
Woe to them that are at ease (or secure) in Zion, and trust in the mountain of Samaria.-Amos vi. 1.
Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide; keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. For the son dishonoureth the father, &c.-Micah vii. 5, 6.
Charge them that are rich, &c. that they trust not in uncertain riches, &c.
-1 Tim. vi. 17.
We had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves.-2 Cor. i. 9.
II. In God alone.
GOD said, Let there be light, and there was light, &c.-Gen. i. 3.6.9.&c.
When Sarah doubted of the promise, because of her age, The Lord said to Abraham, Wherefore did Sarah laugh, saying, Shall I of a surety bear a child, which am old? Is any thing too hard for the Lord?-Gen. xviii. 12-14. Luke i. 37.
When Hagar saw Ishmael fainting, and thought there was no way but death with her child, God shewed her a well of water, &c.-Gen. xxi. 15-19.
When Joseph's brethren had conspired to kill him, God works his deliverance.-Gen. xxxvii. 17, &c.
Egypt shall know, &c. because they have been a staff of reed to the house of Israel. When they took hold of When God was sending Moses thee by the hand, thou didst break upon a great work, Moses said unto and rend all their shoulder: and the Lord, O my Lord, I am not elowhen they leaned upon thee, thou brakest all their loins, &c.-Ezek. xxix. 6, 7. Isa. xx. 5, 6.
They shall know that I am the Lord, when I have set a fire in Egypt; and when all her helpers shall be destroyed.-Ezek. xxx. 8.
Ephraim also is like a silly dove
quent, &c. but I am slow of speech, &c. And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, or the deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, &c.-Exod. iv. 10-12.
And Moses said unto the people, shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, &c.-Deut. ix. 3. xxxi. 6.
Fear ye not; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to-day, &c. the Lord shall fight for you, &c. And the angel of God, which went before the camp, removed, and went behind them, between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, &c. Led them through the Red Sea.-Exod. xiv. 13, 14. 19-22.
The Lord shall reign for ever and ever.-Exod. xv. 18.
The Lord, &c. proclaimed the name of the Lord: the Lord, the Lord God; merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth; keeping mercy for thousands; forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, &c.-Exod. xxxiv. 5-7.
And Moses said, The people, amongst whom I am, are six hundred thousand, &c. Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them? And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord's hand waxed short? Thou shalt see, &c.-Numb. xi. 21-23.
God is not a man, that he should lie: neither the son of man, that he should repent. Hath he said, and shall he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good? Behold, &c. he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it.-Numb. xxiii. 19, 20. Titus i. 2. Heb. vi. 18.
What God is there in heaven or in earth that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might? -Deut. iii. 24.
Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the Lord he is God: there is none else besides him, &c-Deut. iv. 35. 39.
Know therefore, that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God: which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him, &c.-Deut. vii. 9.
Understand therefore this day, that the Lord thy God is he which goeth before thee as a consuming fire, he
There shall be no man able to stand before you, for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you, &c.-Deut. xi. 25. Josh. v. 1. 2 Chron. xiv. 14. xvii. 10.
Their rock is not as our rock, even our enemies themselves being judges. See now, that I, even I am he; and there is no god with me: I kill, and make alive; I wound, and heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand; for I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.— Deut. xxxii. 31. 39, 40.
There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven for thy help, and in his excellency on the sky: the eternal God, thy refuge; and underneath are the everlasting arms; and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee, &c.— Deut. xxxiii. 26, 27.
Hereby ye shall know that the living God is among you, &c.—Josh. iii. 10.
Not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the Lord your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof, &c.-Josh. xxiii. 14. xxi. 4. 1 Kings viii. 56.
There is none beside thee; neither is there any rock like our God, &c. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive; he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up; the Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich; he bringeth low, and lifteth up: : he raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory: for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.— 1 Sam. ii. 2. 6—8. Luke i. 51-53.
It may be the Lord will work for us; for there is no restraint to the Lord, to save by many or by few.1 Sam. xiv. 6. 2 Chron. xiv. 11.
Then said David to the Philistine,
Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, &c. I will smite thee, &c. that all the earth may know there is a God in Israel.-1 Sam. xvii. 45-47. And David was greatly distressed, for the people spake of stoning him, &c. But David encouraged himself in the Lord his God.-1 Sam. xxx. 6. The Lord is my rock, &c. the God of my rock; in him will I trust, &c. He is a buckler to all them that trust in him for who is God, save the Lord? and who is a rock, save our God?-2 Sam. xxii. 3. 31, 32.
Alas, my master! how shall we do? And he answered, Fear not, for they with us are more than they with them. And Elisha prayed, &c. 2 Kings vi. 15-17.
The children of Judah prevailed, because they relied upon the Lord God of their fathers.-2 Chron. xiii. 18. xvi. 7. xx. 20. xiv. 11.
Hezekiah said unto the people (when the king of Assyria came against him), Be strong and courageous; be not afraid or dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him; for there are more with us than with him: with him, an arm of flesh; but with us, the Lord our God, to help us, and to fight our battles.-2 Chron. xxxii. 6-8. Deut xxxi. 6. 8.
Job reckons up many works of God; and concludes thus: Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him!-Job xxvi. 14.
I know that thou canst do every thing; and that no thought can be withholden from thee (or no thought of thine can be hindered.)—Job xlii. 2.
Kiss the Son, &c. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.Ps. ii. 12.
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep; for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.-Ps. iv. 8. iii. 5, 6.
The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble: and they that know thy name, will put their trust in thee; for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.-Ps. ix. 9, 10.
In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird? &c.-Ps. xi. 1. xxxi. 1. 6.
The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, &c. in whom I will trust, &c. -Ps. xviii. 2. 31. xci. 2.
In the name of our God we will set up our banners, &c. Some trust in chariots and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.-Ps. xx. 5. 7.
The king trusteth in the Lord: and through the mercy of the Most High he shall not be moved.-Ps. xxi. 7.
The Lord stirred up the spirit of Our fathers trusted in thee; they Cyrus, that he made a proclamation trusted, and thou didst deliver them. for the building of Jerusalem, the They trusted in thee, and were not temple, and restoring the vessels of confounded.-Ps. xxii.4, 5. 1 Chron. the house of the Lord, when the Jews v. 20. were in captivity.-Ezra i. 1-4.7.11. I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause.Job v. 8.
Canst thou by searching find out God? &c. If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him (or turn him away)?— Job xi. 7. 10.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.-Job xiii. 15.
Who is this King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty: the Lord, mighty in battle. The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.-Ps. xxiv. 8. 10.
The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped.-Ps. xxviii. 7. iii. 3.
In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be ashamed, &c. O, how great is thy goodness, &c. which thou hast wrought for them that trust in