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Then opened he their Understanding, that they might underftand the Scriptures.

Mark xiii. 31. Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my Word fhall not pass away.

John xvii. 8, 20. I have given unto them the Words which thou gavest me, and they have received them, and have known furely that I came out from thee, and they have believed that thou didst fend me.

Neither pray for thefe alone, but for them alfo which shall believe on me through their Word.

Heb. ii. 3, 4. How shall we efcape if we neglect so great Salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him?

God alfo bearing them Witness, both with Signs and Wonders, and with divers Miracles and Gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own Will.

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Coloff. iii. 16. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly in all Wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in Pfalms, and Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, finging with Grace in your Hearts unto the Lord.

Gal. i. 7, 8, 11. There be fome that trouble you, and would pervert the Gospel of Chrift.

But tho' we, or an Angel from Heaven, preach any other Gofpel unto you, than that we have preached unto you, let him be accurfed.

I certify you, Brethren, that the Gofpel which was preached of me is not after Man.

1 Tim. vi. 3. If any Man teach otherwife, and confent not to wholesome Words, even the Words of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and to the Doctrine that is according to Godliness,

He is proud knowing nothing.

2 Tim. i. 13. Hold faft the Form of found Words, which thou hast heard of me, in Faith and Love, which is in Chrift Jefus.

2 Tim. iii. 3, 14, 15. Continue thou in the Things which thou haft learned, and haft been affured of, knowing of whom thou haft learned them.

And that from a Child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wife unto Salvation, through Faith, which is in Chrift Jefus.

James i. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. Wherefore lay apart all Filthiness, and Superfluity of Naughtiness, and receive with Meeknefs the engrafted Word, which is able to fave your Souls.

But

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

For if any be a Hearer of the Word, and not a Doer, he is Eike 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 blessed in his Deed.

Luke vi. 47, 48. Whofoever 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. Blessed 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 be 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 then baft 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 me according to thy Word, and let me not be afamed 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 Chrift 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 ever.

Amen.

The COLLECT.

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Leffed 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 digest 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 Chrift. Amen.

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ABSTRACT

OF THE

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.

GENESIS. CHA P. I.

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 Fifb and Fowl. 24 Of Beafts and Cattle. 26 Of Man in the Image of God. 29 The Appointment of Food.

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Nathe BEGINNING
GOD created the
HEAVEN and the
EARTH.

*Pfal. xc. t Lord, thou haft been our Dwelling-place in all Genera

tions.

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

and from everlafting to everlasting thou art GOD. Jaha i. 1. In the BEGINNING was the WORD, and the WORD was with GOD, and the WORD was God.

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. 1 GOD, who at fundry Times and in divers Manners spake in time paft unto the Fathers by the Prophets,

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.

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

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

Io 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 remaineft: And they all fhall wax old as doth a Gaiment.

12 And as a Vefture fhalt thou fold them up, and they fhall 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 I was fet up from EVERLASTING, from the BEGINNING, or ever the EARTH

was.

24 When there were no Depths, I was brought forth; when there were no Fountains abounding w th 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 theFountains of the Deep:

19 When he gave to the Sea his Decree, that the Waters should 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 Instruction 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.

35 For whofo 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.

2 b And the Earth was without Form and void, and Darkness was upon the Face of the Deep and the SPIRIT of GoD moved upon the Face of the Waters.

3 And GOD faid, Let there be Light; and there was Light.

4 And GOD faw the Light, Dat it was good; and GoD tharkness.

b Pfal. xxxiii. 6 By the WORD of and all the Hoft of them by the the LORD were the Heavens made, 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 shined 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

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