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Itinerariwntottm Sacra Scriptura: 

OR, AN 

A B S T R A C T 

* . O F * T H E 

HOLYBIBLE 

By Way of QUESTION and ANSWER, 

With Notes and Observations to each Book . 
Very ncceffary in all C h & i s t i a n F A m i l i e s. 

Together with Tables of Scripture Meafurf^ Weights and Coins ^ 
and, by Decimal Arithmetick, reduced to our Englr/h Valuj 

) ^ITo a Table of T i m b, viz. Months, Watches, 

By C. BROWN, late of Norton, Geni. 



Oar Savioar faid. Search the Scriptures^ John v.* 39. 

Sit Paui faidy Meditate upon thefe Things, being twitten for our Learning. 

I Tim. iv. 15. I Cqr.xx. 11. 
And Dawd, 7hy Word is a Lamp unto my Feet. Pfal. cxix. 105. 



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Printed by Thomas Gent, for the Authcwr. 

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The PREFACE. 

THERE is not bi fig tha$ bss UU^ hut it bstb ritber Mh 
tion^ or ASion ; md fiieb is fb$ Condition qfJUan^ wtb 
a greater Meafitre of totbf to bumbk him § the wbole 
Courfeofhts Life being cmt^red to a Pil^rimage|/» wbicb State 
a Man cantrtfume nfon no certain Cmtinuance. We find Man 
cannot pjjefi bimfelf if one Mementos Rejl from tbe Time of bis. 
Sirtb until bis Deatb. AiiExANDSR, bimfelf wbo tjoas Mtfier 
ef> ahmft tbe ixhole Worlds ftili found no Content ^ andfucb was the 
Cafe (fyfl tbe Hoty patriarchs, Prophet s^ Sec. Thev cou^d make 
tbrir Zivis^ no better than Toil andZaionr. With what Vaim 
did Abkah^m winder from OiMest tptotbeZandofCznasjk? 
How was Mots9 tormented in tbe Wikkrneft almoft to tbeLoCs of 
Us own Soul \ But akfolutely never to come into the Tromis'd 
Zand: jlndforDhyiv^bow miferable livedbeyWben be cou^d not 
trufi bis own FriendSi &p. Thus we mayfee^ there is nothing in 
y this World wherein there can he found a trtteSatisfaSlion ] and the 
few'PUafures we enjoy are hit for a Moment^ and ftili without 
Content 3 and^ lafl of all^ perhafs^ may bring us into overlaying 
Mfery. As for my part^ I think fo little^of^ it , that all its ^iea- 
furesfeem tome as vain T^hii^ ^andlcou'd wijb that every Chri- 
fiian Reader wou^d fet as lightly by ii^ for fake its Vanities^ and 
p'Mpare. jor a future State § roufipg up in the Service of GOD ^ 
prayings reading and meditating on the Holy Scriptures, Sermons^ 
and otker good Socks. Sy the Fir [I we may be prepared both in 
our Judgments and Affedlions : Sy the Second ive may inform and 
fwmf) ourfihes with Materials 5 by the 1 bird we may digefi 
them into the cleareft Senle^ 

Leflio inquirir, Qratio poflulat, Meditatio invenit^ Contempk- 
tio AcgM&^tJaith St. August m e. ^aysr does defire, Reading 
does enquire^ Study and Meditation do difcover and digejl. Fir^t 
fray to GOD to direS andenableus for the particular Service 
that lies upon us. It was a ufual SayitTg o/Lu the&i Bene orafle 
eft bene fiuduiffc. He always found himfelf in bejt Teraper for 
Study, when he had firfi comfofed his Thought s^ and raijhd up 
. his j^cGions by ^rayer^ StPiv l's Advice is^ To pray without 
' . A a ceafing 



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iv P R I ^F ACE. 

ccflBxigy I.T^KSs. V. 17. STiJ^ivc Attendance tdRcading, I. Tim* 
itVij. And b$fays^^l%iSCi^ is t'he Study'^oftM Scnpturds tfyis 
rnufl make the Man of <jO'I) perfeft^ throughly' furntfhed, It;,' 
Tiw. iii- 17* If this ^9re -^necejfarv in tbofi primirivtTitiies,^ 
wlfBn Men were extraordinary infpired wth /fecial Gifts j miscS 
more now when we cannot expe^^any immediate htfufion, but 
mufi apply our "J^Uves unto the mtural froppr Means ot attaining 
any Ability y uni' faH Under ^t he Auks of Art i And'thh of Read- 
ing is one of tie principal 5 when ajjifled bv the natural T^arr^ ke^ 
7nay find, t^at inward SatisfaEiion of that particular Sufleefs 
wbJch he bath OccaJloH to^nqmte intd, tn order to Salvation. \ 
'J have in this Book un^dfled ftverdl^zirts qfSdripture whivh 
Irefore lay hid $ and eqlle&ed out of th Works of ' the moft- ardent 
Authors fucp Accounts as pay* render the fHork fUllmre valuable 
and inpruSlive^ never before attempted. »/ ^bave' alfo given an Ac-. 
count of tlk niojl notec^Cities^ Towns and.i>laces as nteptinned in 
i^he Scripture^ weT^tttieof tbehrgrowii^ migbty^'and bow loft. and 
decayed $ and briefly defcribedthe Travels of all the ^atriarcbt^ the 
iParts they travelled^ dvd^thi fnetnorable ASions'they.ydid 4n tboje 
IPlaces J with a'fiort Cbronp/ozy of the7ymes,&C'.\ Al wbicb 
Kvill give great Zigbt to the Underfiandihg of the SUk. ' A^d if I 
fiould be fue(Hone/t,^liow I came to the Knowledge of thefeTbin \s ? 
Junpuoer^ From tbeWriiings of St, AusTiMf, ^t.Ch&ysostom, Je» 
mOM, Strabo, Pliny, Livv, Px-utarch; £vsp:bius, Josi«- 
PBus, eTf. (jf/r «S» Walter Rateigh, Clark, vSmith/liurkcr, i>tack* 
houfc, and man^ others. St>me of which' lived in tbofeTimes^ 
avd in that Country 5 and have a^b defcriVd in tbejfffJonsofthe 
JPcrfians, Chaldeans, Grarcian*, and Romins, the State 0f:thejQvif& 
as it fiood in ^hefeTlimes, and of ihe Sfa/re Meaning of tbeO^rophe- 
ties 5 al/b the Scittlation and 2)efirt/Sioizof}cr}i£^\tm ; andJbowmoft 
iff tkffe Cities, Towns^ CountrieSyUations^'Jfiands^'-S^a^y fDefartif 
and Mountains xvere fituated $ how many.MHes tbey were diftaut 
from Jcrufalcm'j ioitb the Searings cf Earth 5 hefid^s an Account of 
foreign Miles t and of Scripture IVei^hts and Meafures^ &c. 

The Tiodji of the Seek iji in Qucftion and Antwer, in two Co- 
luwnsy and gives the Spiritual Sen/e or ^DoSlriHe of the\j\A and 
yicyit Tcftamcnt, with InflruClions^ which I have deftgn^d to be ufed 
i^i Schools f at the iDrfcretioH of the Teacher^ provided but once a 
2)ayatleafty the Scholars being placed on a Row hereby, to come /(?V 
the Knowledge of (^OD and His Divine Word in Touth, tbat-wj^etp 
*hey grow old they may rot depart from it. In tbeHotcs andO^ 
f^tvztions rou have the Uiftorteal Accqtjht cf. their Lhes^ ani 
the mo ft remarkable Accidences which bear anAjfinity with the 
Quenion and Anfwer ; and run all the Way through, as Occajielu 
hayferve witbeacbSook^at tbeVcttomoj the Columns^ &ic. 

Having 







PREFACE. 

Having thus paffed dver tbi dbiefCdnSenfs of tlf^ ttook.witb 
firhe InfirttSipns, it mil alfo be a great HAp far the wderJtantUng 
iff the fever at Sooks of Serif tttre^ to knew tMeir fevei^af Times^ Re^ 
ferences, avd Order. T'befpive Socks (/M o s b s are9S thefirfi ' 
'Safii ty "johicb the whole Frame of Scripture may bp the fn§re ea- 
fily apfre'oended. "the other Hi^qrkak Sook^ do moft of them, in 
their Occajiofjs, and Hiftorical Grounds^ refer to the Books of S a- 
MuxL. '//^e Q^rophets are or dinar i^ divided into three Ranks. 
1. Tli^fe tjohd prophefied before the Captivity^ who refer to tkeHi^ 
flory iff the Book< of Kings and Chronicles, efpectally the Second 
3ook.' a. T(rSfe that prophefied ip /i&^ Captivity, coneerniig Hbbofe 
Times there is tut very littk Mention in the Hiftorioal ^arts of 
Canonical Scripture. 9. 1'bofe that prophefied after the Captivity j ' 
nnto whom the Hiftory of Ezra ahd Kehsmiar hathfomeRe- 
fe^ence. And fo^ m the New Tcftamcnt, the Epiflles^ many of 
of them, refer unto, the Story of theAQ^t of theApoftles. jfs 
for the KankiT^ and Succeffim of the Books in Scripture, they 
'toere not writ in the fame Order as they are placed 4 but they are 
Jkt down rather according to their Sttlk dndZargenefs than their 
true Order : For rhofe that were before' the Captivity are to be 
Reckoned accofdiftg to this Succenion. 

t. Anno Mundi 9%o^ Obadiah in the Reign qfAhab, L Kings 
X viii. 2 3 . Afid in S40, Jonah in the Reign' 0/ Jeroboam , 11. Kings 
sdT. 25. In 780, Anfios, Ifaiah, Ho£ba. Micah andV^ham^in the 
• ii)ays of Uzeiatvy Jotham, Ahaz^ and Hezekiah. In 7oo» Joel ; 
in €%o^ Habakkuk ; and Zephaniah and Jereoiiah tn ^zo^ ahout 
rbe ^ime ofManttkh Jo&zh and Jehoiakim. 2. ps 582, in the Cap'* 
iivityy tb^re prpphefiedEzAicl and Darnel. 5. From theRettirn 
dut of Captivity *till our Saviour* s Comity are reckoned 5 5 1 Tears. 
About the iSthTear of this bf^gan Hgggz\ and Zechari^h^ not 
long after Mslacbi. ' 

And fain the J^cw Tcftamcttt, tito* the larger Spiflks are placed 
firp'i yet ' they wei^e hot written fi* *Ti's probable they were com- 
pojidac^dfng to Phis Order, Anno D.om. 50. I. Thefi 15. Ro. 
mans itnd 1. Corinth. 55. I. Tim. II. Corinth. 57. Titus 61. IL 
ThdE Philip. Coloff. Galat. Ephci; Hebr. Qf Phil- In ^4. JI. 
Tim. Jb for the CammcalEpiftkSy that of J^mcs is thought to 
be written firft, tpen thofe qf PETER, then Jude, and laftly John. 
. So likewije the Book efPCilms^fime conceive that the toSth fbouU 
' be firfi, where D a v i o doth ffir up and prepare himfelfto this 
W^k^ making Vfalms : O God, my Heart is ready : 1 will fing 
aAd^^ive Praiie : And the Tzd Vfahn the laft, becattfe it concludes 
^tb tbis'Taffagej The Prayers oftDavid arc ended. All Scrip- 
tures are eitlter manifefi^ or critical and ohjcure : For divers Texts 
b^ve a double Meaningy Ilifiorical and Literal^ 7*ypii al^ and Alle- 
' * ; goricai : 



Vi P R E W A G E. 

Sorkalrlnftanee tbofe^Ptaces ctmcAiii^ tbe brazen Serfmt^ >Nia|f 
a I. >. John Hi; 14. Jonah w the*Whik^s Sell^^ Jonah |. ifV 
Matt. 40. Abraham^ two Wifas ani^Sons. Sarah,tf/r^Iiaac,:HA* 
gac ir«^ Iffatnae], Gen;"^!. Gal. 4. %%. 7'be Ltfw cmcerniag ttf 
muzling tbe Ooo that treadi^uP tbe Orny Dcat.|xxv, 4. I Cor. 
ix. 9. In all whicb tb$t$^M Jotne t^ficul Allufion frimdriljf 
intenJed. *^ / 

Matterstbat areaifiluteiyneeeffapytoSahoatmareexprefs^din 
tbe firfi ef thefi. Otber 7rutbs^ nvbetber Hiftcrical,.0o3rinal^ 
or TraBicah way be fometmes in^ved in doMtful dijffkult JBtf- 
freffiom- In tbe EocfUmatim ^f r^icb I bave obferve^ tbe na- 
tural and moft ohvious Significatton 5 ^ wbere tbe Words do tna^ 
nileftly difiigreemtb other ferfpicuotts Scriptures have Jougbt fc^ 
j^e otber Meatii%g to be confonant with tbe Words» and other Cir^ 
cumfian^^of tbe^lace. In finding out tb Sy many confult their 
imn Fanehs ^and 'tis this that Breeds fi many Dijftnrions^ yobicfo 
I aDer to be needlefs. For no ^Proffiety in Scripture is of any pri- 
vate Interpret ationyW^y, I. fto.NEH. 88. but n»itb the holy 
Gbofi Hmfelf, who befi under fiands His Own Meaning Tbertfare 
all difficult E^effims are to be examitied ac^ordif^ to their Ori- 
nal, andmoft autbentiek Iranfiations^'khich voiUgive much Light 
to the trve Meaning rf them : And <t»bere vte are not capacitated 
for this Undertaking, I 'uoou'd have alifuch difficult Tajpfges paf-x 
fid over. And, in Reference to this 7 reatife, to ftick by the Faiths 
wb'Ch if rhe Subfiance (?f Thing* hoped for,. the Evidence of. 
Things not fccn, Heb. xi. i. J: a t-. 

To condttde, 1 have ufed all hty EfsdeavOurs to make theCircumr. 
ffanterrf the mop dificuk Vkces throt^gbHit tbifSiJipk^tartin, 
in a ^aiiallel with the Scriptures themfelves^ ^n. ferlotis Qinjultjt-, 
tion 'Conceived in my own JudimentyAtkAe^miifi congruous and, per-. 
tifm2t 5 confulti^theMeatJS ioprefervethefVqrdpfQodfrom atjjg^ 
dUngi^r&ns beret ieal Impojinoni 'Fhin andiafy^ witbotft ftagger- 
ing or Doubt, according to tbe Revelation ef the My fiery t wfo'cb^ 
Kias kept fi£cret fince the World b^an. but no^ is made manifefi.' 
And by the Scriptures of the Prophet s\ according to the Command^ 
ment ef the everlafiing Godj made known to all NationSi fdf the 
Obedience'' of Faith. ,^. ^; 

Ko*- to GOD, only v/ife, be Glory i And the Qod o£ Peace, 
that brought again from the Dead our Lor^ Jtb-^v^ Cu% x»t 
that great Shepherd of the Sheep, throttjE^h the Blaq4 f|f the 
cvertaft ing Covenant make you perfeft in every good Work 
to do his Aill ; working in you that which is well pleafiog 
in hi« Sight, through JxsuaCaaisT, to Whom be 
Glory for Ever and Ever. Amen* 

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TABLES of Scripture Meafure, Weights, and Coins 
calculaced, ^nd, by Decimal Arithmeuck^ reduced to our 
Englifi), Valuation. 

It is to be obferved, tkat from ^olidtty orifeth Weight in all fublunary 
BodieB; and by Weight we oieftTure the Valo^ of Coins; therefor* 
W^jhta and Goiiib are joined together in the third Table. ' 

|^./ir/&(s=s)/a^fft^Vqa^, 4m^(,) is ca/kd StfiusiUiX, farting Di- 
€9maL from Iniegns. 

TABLE L 

MEASURES of APPLICATION. 

The King^s Cabit. ' At la 
A Span the longer 
A Span the leis s 

A Handle Breadth « 

A Finger*! Breadth 
AFamomit s 

EoEddd*! Reed 

Schaenui ts 

The Mile = 4000 D^ » 7296 

Stadiam T6 MOe ' ' as* 400 D^ »» 729 ,6 

A Hair*s Breadth as .^V of an Inch 

fivafitngy 3 Miles ss 12000 Cubits =3 4 £17^/^^ Miles and 580 Feet. 
A common Cabit is i| Foot. A common Re^, 41 Cubits. A Holjr 
Cnbit, I Yard. A Pace, 5 Feet. A Furlong, 125 Paces. A Sab- 
hith Dqr*s Jonraey, 600 Paces. / 

TABLE IL 
^ MEASURES of CAP AC IT Y. 

WituGali. Pints. Inebo. 

^ha^orBaA . 7 4 .15 

Vkmier, orHoflMV *— — 75 .5 7 

Seah, \ of Epha . " , .^243 

Hm, i of Epha — - > i 2 i 

Omer, ^^ Epha — — o 6 o ,$ 

Cab, Tf D^ -! o 3 10 

Log, ^i DO o oi lo 



Jnebts. 


D«e. Foot. i)/<- 


U'to i fo i» 21 


,888 =* I ,824 


a> 1 Cubit s: 10 


,944 — ,9'* 


= jDo = 7 


,296 = ,6&8 


= |DO « y 


,684 ==. ,304 


= »VI>° -* 


,912 « ,076 


= 4 DO = 


7 .*96 


= 6 DO « 


10 ,944 


= So DO » 


«4; .9* 




Sfrta f _ . 

I^pha, or 4 Pint 3 Inches, » to juft 10 oz. Averdupoife,' Omer 100, 
Ma 1000, and Chomer 100000s DO. So that b/ thefe Weights all 
Iwafa^ of Capadtjr fluj be reoorercd. 

" - "^ • T At 



; . T A B L -E HI. r 

': UEAStlRV'S of W£IGH>T^ »iid CiQiiWS. ' 

txraint. Pena. • 'Die. — ^/y. «. #. 
AJShckelis =f «i^^ ^ a8 i^Sf^s^ .'j ^J <« 41J.1 

B^ah, ^Shekel « 109=^5 H »«'487*^. - : ^^ 

Gerah V5 ^ckah = ' 1 1 =» i»4»4«CriFt .. « <t *4 

Maneh=ssibo Shekels ==5 21900 

Maneh in Coin =360 Shi = 13 1 40 =» 1697 ,25'ti?- ' ^.* it 5* 
Talent ofSilver=B 3000 Sh. =657000 =58486;^* ,5-2: 3.53- rt*io 
Talent of Goldy the fame Weight, ^ ,,, =5075 >5 7 

TheGoldenDariossii Gera£=i3i ,^ A 'i' = 104 

. Roman Monijf, mentioned in th^ Neii'lkS^aaiatl^ '^ ^ I 
X^narius^ Silver, is 7 J. |. AfTes, Copper, |. AiFarium, 1 i/. |« 
Quadrans, |. A^ Mite J of i^ Faf tl^g^ A Djachm, or ^Pmugr«,'i8 7^. :4Ji;'' 
The fmaller Shekel, ,6r Didrachm, i /. 3 d. An Aftary>.Qr ^aything. |,\. 



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TAB L E ly. , ,. ih 

' . ■ M E A S U R fe S of S U R F A €^fi. - ' • ' ^ 

* 1. Th^ Table of Shew Bread, Ex'oi/f xxv. 23. is faid toj.t« ;twp Gji*^ 
bits long/ and one broad '= to 94 Square Inches. *" " . ^ 

* 2. The two Boards of the Tabernacle, each la Cubits long|^i|d''i^^ 
broad, Bxod, xxvl 6. being rectangular, muft contain J 5 vS^ar e |t^lMt8|(^ 

±== to 50 Square i?«fi^^ Meafure. * . t .'^* • *'^.^ 

i.Numi. xxxy. 3, 4> 5. Mf^^i limibtheiiPwV^/Fiefds,.^f.by„'io^ 
b|ts, =5:tO:J:Milc and 168 Yardl, Englijh i%o be* mc^fure^^ (hg^jipn 
each Side of each Cify, :?ooo Cubits, bounded on cWry^Sideb^r iOOO.i^ 
bits : Tfiefe two ISides ninitiplied iiitb eaeh other^ .wiU mrojuceTaJail&ji^ 
Square Cubits 5 which reduced, will be found' to be' 76 Acres," \»i' 



J 20 

Perches, 80 Square Feet. r. ^ ^- ^^ '».^ 

, A T A B L'i :>oi .T- JjM Bn :•. 
, A«,.or NHan. J^^f' 7 Ethenim.orTizri. 1^^'' 

jSivan. . If^' - 9Clrifleti.-- ''i^'ij*" 



4 Tha^^uz. • ;: ]>J; - .0 Thebe*,_ %'!^, 

' The firft/Watch i? ?roni Six till Ninft^t NigfJt, . the fe?«n^^i^ p^iieidl# 
Watch, froin'Nme*tb*f welve. ' The A|ri,Wjatch,;Or.C9ck;fr9y^^^ 
Twelvc-xiU Thw?ein the Morning' The fofirth/or Morning Watch, 

fom Three till Six. 



j^ ABSTRACT of 




An iKTRODucTiON ti YotrtH; 



r 'Queftion. ' 

9M/^Air is the Ufi (yf ihif 
^'^ Sookt 

A Rigbcly to.)andetftaiid>the 
Scriptures. 

of. Wkut do we Uarn Jrom 
the Seriftures i 

^. AU'that IS redoxred of us, 

Qi WMt is tUt\ 

^. OuifDutyteGodandMap. 

Qi HcfVb is i$ t0H yairnedt - 

An By Speeeli $ and here hf 
Vay of Queftibn and Anfwcr. 

^Wkat is Speech t 

A. Speeefa is thofe articj»lat6 
Soiinds eaikd Words, which 
^▼es our .Thottghts Entranco 
into other Mens Minds. / 

Q; Mew ii it made ? 

A. By £>rming Letters into^ 
Syllablet/Syllablet into Words^ 
and Words Jnto Sentences ^ 
tpeechel. \ 

CL Jifware^me te come to tfy 
Bnewle^i tftprs^ to h'under^ 
pood irufyofidfroferiy I 

A» By 4hc »plp of GrttDr 

' & ]9%^f li Sramtar t 
' .^. ' Grammar iir thf Ait of 
%onUi% or iNfitmg hy KvAu " 



'- X2^ Savi is ft fitmedk* 

A. Bythefi^cFun^amentah; 
^«. Orthography, Orthoicip^ 
£tyxnoiogy, Syntax ztA9toW^ 

Xndde L i i-i^ «*• 9-tt*«»f ^>^»» 
G&zKKwopn-s Koyal'^j'/I/^ 
Grammar, j , ' . ' ^ 

Ql ^1^ teaches usthiK^tom 
ledgjs fBf^ Grammar ? . . - 

A* The famcf thaf teachelias 
the K nowledge of the Scriptures. 

Q^ff^at isthatt 

A. the Force of Reafoning ^ 
Lcgtck. '^'^ 

• A.^The Art of Reafonit^. ^ 

Qi. /&w Mg^^ «w to reitfqnf 

"^jf. Eloquently and Oratoti* 

Q.Wbatist}eqttencet r 

j^. AgoodGraceinibeaking^^ 
free, bold, quick and ttfcly^t 
witb a prudent Behityiour. 

%^ What is an Oranr^ ^ 
OratiimX^^ - 

!A A Man craploj'd to aft, 
inftead of many in making 
Orations or fine Speeches to 
the Audience : Such atTo is the^ 
D£% of Slo^ueHQCi 



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INTRODUCTION. 



Q: Howjhall we become Maf- 
'ters oftheffifine J^aUfisatioas ? 

J. By the Study of Rheto- 
rick. 

Q^ What is Rhetorick t 

Ji* l^be^ Art of eloquent and 
deli|htfui||«i|kiiig, &lfo tofp^ak 
artificially : A Faculty by which 
we underfland what will ferve 
pur Turn, concerning any Sub- 
jefti^ to win Belief in the Hearer 5 
hereby 4ik«wife 4he.End of tHc 
Difcourfe is fct forward, to wit^ 
the aflfefliBg of the ^eart ^ith 
the genlp of tbpM^ttcr jln Hand. 

Q: Bim tnaf^ 0?arfi t^re , % 

A' Twp I . I^rit.rgai^ifiiing of 
Speiecby.calM Elocution: Se» 
cond, garnifhing of the Manner 
of ,yti^r,^iv<;e, csill^ i?rpnunti- 
ation. q. . . .^, : ' ^ 

. Q? j^^f^^^ix/Elpgutioi} ? ^ 
. :^- .T>e M and principal 
Part oTR^torick,whercby»tlie 
5pecch||:.felt is beautified ^ and 
this is ei?bcr the fine Manner of 
Words ^Ded a Trofe^ or v the 
fine^hape.or Pranae or Speech 
A|Ic4, ^Figure. " . : ^ [[\ 
. 'i^H^lat is ^fonnmiati^ ? 

ji. The true fpeaking and 
"pronouncing.. of 'tetters . fey '^ihe 
Rttleof OrxhoopvXii <r.> laying 
^.^trefe.gf tft^iWpicp upOn. the 
proper Spu«A of jtjrf l4etter,f^n^ 
a^.if ifikK^uu^d.-i ., \ .<> 

Q. From *udket2ce is :a.2h!fi^ 

' ji. Trdih iha-'lSr^ak hf'Sif^i 
CfrDpoiyjrerhorjf/in {hift'atio^Ap 

\ Q: Frm ''^mkr^MetH 



,A. From ;^»yi)ta {chema ) 

among other Things fignifies 
principally Habit urn Vfftitum, 
et OTf^tum ror/or/5,the. AppareJ 
aiidOmament of tbeBody, wbick 
by a Metaphor Is tfansferred t6 
^gnify^ the Hahitand Ornament 
of Words or Speecfi. 
. Q: Give me an Example. 
^. If Error delights us, ft 
Error, fcduces us,^ Err9r will 
tuifi «*.' .. ^. -. -.\ -\. 

Q^ What do you underflAnd 
hy a Figure} • r 
I J. A Figure isa;kind of f^iil^* 
ing made new with fome Art| 
andlarfs of twc^Spri;^ \, » 

Q^Namethem.^ '-: 

f J. Figure diSimiU ^^^ Fi- 
gura Sententi^. . . : . :,\ 

^A Garnifhing of. Sbeech in 
Words, ai^the Qaiini|ningjhe 
Fraimt pf Spe^^I^ in :a §eptejQce, 
wherept the ..fqrmijc?; fectangj) to 

the Matterir^nd, a^ itV?f^ ^P "^^^ 
Body pf Spce,A.5 ; -bist^ftbpjlatjt^ 
to ihe Form, ,,and as'lt-ye^^ to 
t^j^ Sold ( ^ A > the 3entc^^ 

J. It .is.!KKcr9:;,!KJ^l^^«^y 
lies in rfie plftc|pgtof.oije V^yd^ 
a^s^i^hije thc.MjiofI is enflavcd 
^0 yani^, Ygnity.Rgl^fevcfjb^ 
Cpny.er,fatiftij> ..^. ;•,;,, 7 :.^ 

Q. What is the Garnify^.^ 
t^eecftin 4 Sfnfi^Jyr^' ' 
.^. ;.It ;;ii (i^nBPfs#?^w1fv 
of exprcffioff p|*©l^&ltwh^rci I 
^inidniisri^sMyjti^ 
pendent Scnfc of th* Wnc 

f^s, ?W arc ^^e,'mgft<^cd 
:aB.that;r ihjpeiu j^ij^%^ t^ghC 
kmn^ f I fwHttr 10 saiiiidil 

(For 



1 N 7 R O D 

( For the Dimenfions, Mea* 
hire, ztA Sound of Words, ^nd 
Harmony of Numbers, 1 rcftr 
jny Reader to ^tofo^ia ^ and 
Figura conflrued. As to tlic 
Figures ojf a Sentpnce, in the 
Scriptures are upwards of' loo 
largely defcribed ii^ Smith's 
Rh^torick iin^^Vd.) 

Q. What is the Signification 
of a Figure in Scripture ? 

A. It is aifo two-foia : Firft, 
^ben the Scriptpre i^ felf prm 
poundi an allegorical Significa- 
tion, as when ^eter by the Ark 
of Noah fignifies ?aptifria',;yi?^ 
ill. 2o; II. and ^aiil in Heb. lu 
ip. by the Red Sea fignifies 
Baptifra 5 and in ^obn the 3d. 
14. Chrift his Croft by the Ser-' 
pent, i, . When aMan's Capacity 
ot Underilanding induces or 
leads into a Figure, and by anv 
apt Similitude agrees withTome 
other clear Senfe o^ Significa- 
tion o\ Scripture ; which, as you 
ob(erv*d, are found to be up- 
wards of 106* 

Q. JVhich do you find mcfi 
common^ and have the mofi dip- - 
ficult Senje ? 

A. Thffe : A Metaphor^ Me- 
tonymies Antipbrafis^ Hyperbole^ 
AUegory^ and an AEnigma. 
(^ What is a Metaphor ? 
A. The Figure Metapbora is 
derived from /ieloc(p€^Ci} iMeta- 
jphero^ T'ransferOy to tranflate. 
Q. Give me an Example. 
A. The Queen of Sbeba faw 
the Wifdom of Solomon. Here 
/iw metaphprically iignilles 
froved ^dA underwood. TTiusjn 
Sctipture C r a i s T is called a 
Vine^ Rock, a Lamb, a Lion', 



U C T I O N. IX 

f^c^ Man, a Sha^o^j a Flower^ 
Grafs, a Wolf,' Bear, a Dog. 
And thus we reid of/Metapfaora 
frbiti Jj^rtn, ^alt^ Trees, Seed^ 
l^c. fieiides many Hyperbolical 
Metaphors, us in Hab. ii. ii« 
*^ The Srone fhall crv out of the^ 
«< Wall, and the fit*a« out o^ 
" the Timber /hall anfuer it/^' 
Afaf,' 5./ II. • Christ is ftid 
to baptize with Fire^ ^heteby 
we may underffdihd, that Fire 
is there put for the Power of the* 
Holy Ghoft. which puclfi s and 
itfines ^)ais Fire. Vfai 8a^. . 6. I 
have f$id ye are Gods^ &c, 
Whereby it fignifit s f om whence 
Magil^rates haire their Autho- 
rity, wliofe Place they fupply^^ 
whofp Perfon they reprefcnt, 
and ^hofe fi&ampk^ they ougl^c 
to follow, both ip Executing Ju- 
fiice, and fh^wing Mercy. 
Q^Wbat is a Metonymic I 
>f. Metonymonia comes ffom. 
(jLsiovofjietJ^ai ( metonowazo ) 
^ransmminOy to change one . 
Kanoe for another, as in thefe 
Eitamples, £zek. 7. ij. jjbe 
Snorais ixit bout ^ and the Te* ' 
fiilence and tbe Famine ivithint 
&c. Which fignifies the Effeft • 
of thofe Caufes. Kum. xx^ii. 
23. Afui be Jure i^our Sin 'xilt 
find you out. Wherejn Jm,Cthe : 
Cauie)is pat^for Vwvjbmeni^, . 
the Efieft* Job xxii. 6. Let 
God wfigb me in an even Sa- . 
lance. Here Saliance, the In- 
flrument of Equity, h pUt for 
£quity itfelf. ^ So in Exod. xv. ' 
2. He is become my Salvation j 
that h%my Saviour^^Sui. 
Q^Wbat is anAxi\:\f\itzti^i 
B A, [*: 



x INT ROD 

-^.It cotaes from ttA^fa^w. 
iAntipbrazo) and coi^ils of 
the contra I y Scnfc of a Word, 
where the Fig»ire Jronia con- 
tains the contrary Sen& of a 
S«rit€ncc. • 

Q^ Give* me an M^Aomfle of 
tb^ formtr* 

A The Words, to blefs^ us'd 
InGen. xii. }• t4) 15* II. Sam. 
ii^ ID. ?/• xx:Riv. z. fignifies 
to curfBi as ap]}ears by the firft 
of Kings^ xxi. la Alfo i<i 
^c^^ i. jth. 12. 9* i!/>- (^4. lu 
iSc, In iJipi;. 5, jf. a Lyon fig- 
nifies Chaist, and in hTet* 
5. 8. the SD£t)tt<^ 

Q. iSwe we an Example of. 
the latttr* - 

j1. In Gen* iiu; 5a, V^heZori 
Godfaid^ Setold the Man is be- 
.cotne as one of usi Whereby 
the Lord declares his great 
Difdain of their AiEfeSation of 
an itDpolTible Prchcminence in 
being like G O D 5 as if he had 
l9id^He is now by his Sin be- 
conip mcft unlike unto us • I 
fee how well &atan hath per- 
Totmcd his Ptomife to tHem :' 
Is he riot become like one 

o^ us ?^ 

. Q. fVhaf h nn Hyperbole ? 

J. Ttii Figure is derived 

im^(iotX?iio ( hyferbaUo ) 

fufcrc^ to' exceed, as inQen. 11. 
4. Let US build us a City and a 
Jou^er, ivbofe Top may reach un- 
to Heaven* 

Q^ W^at is an^ ^lUgbry ? 

A. AUftgoria is derived from 
uT^kfiyopico (allegoreo) atiis 
verbis. Alkzoria Significario. 
To fiftnify a Thing allegorr- 
tally tmder other \^'ords. 



V C "t 10 N. 

Q* Give fne ah Example* 

A* Rub t^bt.the Scar/Uft yc^' 
open the Woup'd agafti that is 
healed, and fo caufe. ; . it tp 
bleed afrefh. Tho* this ibe 
Sen&i and real Tmth-ih the 
Letter ; yet it hath afi allego- 
rical Signification, 1. e. Retnew 
not by Rchearfal that Sorrovi/ 
which Time hath buried in the 
Grave of Oblivion^ or made 
forgot. 

Q, LaRly^ ivhat is Enigma ? 
. J. Enigma is derived from 
amrlia ( atnitto ) obfculre, 
to fp^ak in dark Sayings. As ^ 
Men fuck fwcet Juice from the 
dark Veins whicli Mother Wif- 
doni breeds. And in Gen. 40* 
41 Chap. The preams of Pha- 
raoh.^ And in2)an.iv. 10,11. 
Nebuchadnezzar*^ Vxfion, ^udg. 
xiV, 14. Sampfonh Riidlc. And 
Xfa. II. I, a. STa come forth a^ 
Rod of the Stem of JcSc I and 
all which have an ^llegoricall 
Interpretation. 

Q^What is. the general Mean- 
if^ of a 7ype or Figure ? 

A* it is theLikenefsorPattemt 
though but the Shadow of the 
Subflance of .a Thing. 

Q. Give me an Infiance ? 

^. That earthly Paradifc -in 
which our firft Parents, Adam, 
and his Wife Eve, were placed, 
was a Type of the Heavenly 
Paradife 5 as the Ancient and fa- 
mous City oijerufalem^ was % 
Type of the Heavenly Jeeus a- 

Q^ How ds you (rove that ? 

A. By tRe Scriptures. 

Q; iri^ was tbi, City fo, mote 

ih0n any other ? ,. \« 

/f. Bccatffo 



INTRO D 

A* BecaufcG OD had placed 
tjierein his own Habitation. 
*Q. W^ this cbfervedmcre than 
any other ? - 

^. Ycf, becaufe it was the nioft 
holy and beautiful ^ not only fo^ 
but its being the City of G O D, 
and at that Time the noblcft City 
in the World : Was in the Cen- 
ter of the known Globe \ and 
was alfo the R^fort of the A Jo-* 

STLES. 

-Q^ ihw was it fcitMted ? 

ji. [Jp<'n four Mountains, that 
is to fay, Mount 4^/(7;;, the higheft 
<rf all, called, irfe^ Ci/y c?/D A V I p, 
within the City, Souths next J&- 
ri^ib, whereon the Temple flood 
Eafiward. Third Mount Jcra^ 
pr Daughter of 4Sirc»»/wher^on the 
ILower Town wds built $ and 
where PitATB, Heeod, A* 

O^Rirr A, 6BaNICE,H£LEMA, 

atid other gteat Princes, dwelt 

fye/lward. Fourthy Mount Se* 

r^tba^ North, and Suburbs. 

Q. H<rj) was if governed f 

i4. By the Kings 6£ ^^uddbf 

lentil Heeos's Time, wHen the 

JtommEmfirc was eflabliffaed* 

Q. Ho3V was tlisCity defiroy^d I 

4f. By TiTvs Vespa.sxan» 

JEmperor of jRe^e, as we read in 

JOSEFHVSt £g£SIFPVS, £T7- 

9£Bivs'^ and Other ancient Wri- 
ters ; fhe Fdrmcr of which, in 
his Ancjquities,^, the Wars ot 
the JewSf &c. gives a fine Dc» 
fcription pi all the Proceedings, 
Where we read, that after 'thw- 
Dcflruftion^of TiTvs, that our 
Saviour'sWords might be fulfil- 
led, M^TTH, 24. That (me Stone 
fiovld not fiaiui upon amtbet^ 
At the Coirmand of ihe Empe- 

B 



U C T J ON: xi 

ror, theRttins and Foundations 
thefcof were digged np.thtStonca 
broken in Pieces, the Ground left 
defolate, and t\ie Mouutains are 
now become barren ; and the 
Town now calUd ^erufalm^ 
which lies near <he Hill Gitiofit 
or Gdgotha^ with all tho 
Holy Land^ is under Subjedion 
to the Turku 

Q. SubieS^as b(m% 

A* The Jurks are in Poffefllon 
of the whole Countrv, have tur- 
ned all the BLeligious Houfes in- 
to M • K s^ or their Churches, 
where they fet forth the blafpfatt* 
mous Do£lrine of Mahomet* 
yrhom they worfhip as aSavioor*. 

Q. What are we to learn from 
this Book ? 

A. The boarine of the Old 
and New TESTAMiMtrto 
Chriftians. 

<i maf is SDoSlrine ? 

A. Precepts for ths finding 
and tracing out of Sin, and buil- 
ding Meil up in Religion. 

Qi mat are the JBfeBs of 
HkBrine^ 

A. Two*Fold, cither Diviae, 
or Moral* ' 

Q^3iivineyai how^^ 

A. In our Duty towards God, 

Q. Moral, as how^ 

A* In out Duty towards our- 
ielvesi and our Brethren. 

Qi H^ many Sorts of Men 
way nee call Sretbrm \ 

A. Four, 
- Q^ Which be they ? 

A. Such as are ot one Paren- 
tage, one Country, one Religion, 
* or of one Mind oy Friendfhip. 

Q:,. How is Moral tDoGKino 
divided i 



?ii INTRODUCTION. 

i^af^.l^f^'c^"'^* "i Duty to. Stimpfim, Gideon Jefbthak, Sa^' 

wards our Supcrio«,Parcnts,Kin- muel.Su. "^ ^ 

iJfcd,0F6pring,Family, Inferiors. ' Q:^ Which call you KXrig^'^i 

/ ^'"^!^fy;biskeinirif^edl A^ The Anointed of G O D, 

u/^ '^^"^^""S^^y oftheiii and Yovercign Rulers of his Peo- 

lait^Lommandmcnts; pic, as ^^«/, Z)^^/V, gcc. over 

^HQ'd)m4nyWaysdothGo4 7udab ^v^A IfraeL 



'^J. Four. 
.' Q. Which be th^t 

^.. By His Word, by liis Work, 
\y his Punifhmeirfs, and by his 
llcfTing?. •" :" 

^ Q: ^rtf ihfe Jerformed ai^ 
ivays in his own ^erfon ? 

^, No 5 but 'more often by 
kis chofen Miiiift^is. ' • 

^ Qi Why doth GOD deal with 
tis b^ Men, and not by jlngels^ or 
JSff€tlkbimj[elffousi 

- A> TjiathemightmakeExpe- 

^jrienoe of out Obedience, and in 

* C^onfldei atton of our Frailty. • 

. Q. How Wefh they iniit led? 

^ A^ By the Nirtes of* ^atri^. 

archu Captains^ Judges^ Kings^ 

IPropbetSfEvangehfts^tiiadAtoP' 

ties, &c. • ' 

. Q^WbicbcaUyouT^iftrfarchs? 
' "^J -Mafrers of Fariiilics, aiid 
firft Fathers of the Church 5 a^, 

Isaac, J*acob, and his Sons. 
. , Q. fFbich call you Cdftaifis ? 
:•■ A. Such as had the Leading 
pf. the Ifraelites ftors^ JEgvpt 
into thp Land of C an a a n^ 
aftd gave Direftion in Time ^f 
Batrfe, ^ ASpJe% and Jofhua. 
' Q: Wbith' call you Judges ? 
A» Temporary fupreme Go- 
vernours, fuch as executed 
G O- D*s Judgments upon the 
Enemies of the Chqrcb, and 
^id admJniftct- Jufticc among 
his People, as Ahudj Shanjgaty 



_ . ,/i&^ Riders ?' 

A* Senators, the, 70, or San- 
^rim* 

Q: Offices ? 

Ar, Provofts, Ihcriffi, or Exc^ 
'^Mtfohcrs. , ' , 

Q; 5^d^€Sy or Rulers ? 
A* Such as- determined Con^ 
tr<y?fcrfies in particular Cfdes. 
Q.tfhat were the- Hebrews ? 
" A. Ifraelites , " tDefcendants 
from Jacob. 

Q: AVffifeJyte of the Coven 
ffant ? * ' 

^. Who^ascii-cumcrferf, and ' 
fubmitted to the whpleLaw. 

Q^ What is a ^toklyte of 
the Gate ? . 

^ A Stranger who wotfhip* 
ped[ God, but remained uocir«/ 
cumcis'd* 

; KXJf^^,^ ^^^ the officers cal- 
led under ir^f Aflyrian or Perfian 
^Monarcbs ? ' 

A. Tirlhatha, and ffeads of 
the Captivity. 

' CL ff^hat is a Tirfhatha ? 
! A. A Governour appointed 
by 'the King. 

'/ Q. What are the "Heads tf ^ 
the Captivity 1 ' . 

^. The Chief of each Tribe, 
or Fdiaily. 

Q^What were tbefuferiour 
OjS^s among the GtQcks i 

A* MaccabedR, the SucceJJhrs 
of Judas Maccabees, Highr 
Priefts, who prcfided with King- 
ly Power. 



INI R O D 

Q. What 'mere tbey under the 
^oman Entferors ? 
t A^ Prcfidents, or Governours, 
lent from Rtmi^ and ' refided 
with Kingiy Power 5 Tctrarchs^ 
who ruled over Provinces 5 Pro- 
confttls, 01: Deputies of Pror 
Tinces. 

' Q: What 'xere tbe inferior 
Officers I 

'^. Pujblicaos, or Tax-Gather- 
ers ; CenturionSy 0$ Captainf of 
100 Men. 

Q. Wbdt were tbe Bcclefiafii^ 
cat Officers V 

A* High -Pribfts, who only 
might enter into the Holy' of 
Holies. Second, Priefts or Sd^ 
gan^ who fuppliej th* Place of 
High-Prieft in€afc of Necef- 
flty ; HigkrPriefts for the War j 
and Priefisy Levifes of the Sotis 
of Aaron^ ditided into twenty 
four RaaJcs ^ ^cach Rank fer« 
ving, weekly in the Temple. 
AHo Levites of the Tri^^e of 
Zevi^ but not of Aae^on's Fa- 
mi/y ; Of thefe were three Qr- 
dcrs 5 GerJboniteSf Koatbites; 
Merarites j fcveral Sops of Levi. 

<Xi Now give me an Account 
qf tbe Of her SeCis of Men : WbaP 
were tbe KetlieAims ? 

A* Inferior SerK^iits to the 
Pf lefts and Zmf^i (not oi their 
Tribe) to draw Water, and 
(leave Wood, iSc* '' 

/(^(Propbets ? '" . 

A. llicy anciently were qal- 
led Seertf and by InfpirationlSff 
the Holy Ghoft fore-told the 
Ruin of Sin, and the Reward of 
Vertue, and were Interpreters 
between GOD and Man. 

Q:,Wbat are theCmm of 



UCTtON^ xiii 

tbe 'Prophets ? 

A^ Their DifcipLs^or Scholars. ' 

Q. What were tbe wife Men ? 

A^ They were fo called in 
Imitatioti of the £afterQ Maj^i^ 
or Gentile Philofophcrs. 

Qi n^e Stfites ? 

A. Wrietrf and Expoundert 
of the Law. 

Q. iDij^uten? 

d. Such as rais'd and deter* 
9ain*d Qaeftions oat of the Law. 

Q. Knihts, or "DoSors f 

J. Teachers of Ifrael. 

QJVbat 'vceretbeLiherjines ? 

A. Frted-men of Rome^ who, 
being ^ews or Prbiely tes, had a 
Synagoguo orOratory fur them- 
selves. . ' 

'Q. GauloniteSf or Galileans f 

A. Men that pretended it was 
unlawful tQ obey an Heatheii 
Magiflrate, 

Q. Herodiansf 

A^ Such as fhaped their Re« 
Itelon to the Times, and parti'* 
eularly flattered Herod^ 

Q. 'Epicureans ^ 

A* Such as placed all Happi^ 
lie& in Pleafure.. 

Q. Stoicks f 

A^ They who denied the Li* 
fierty of the Will, and pretended 
all events dctermin'd by fatal 
Ncceffit?^ 

Q. What v5ai Simon Magus ? 

X Author of the Herely of 

the GnoliiekSf who taugh; that 

Men, However vicious their 

i Pr^flice was, fhould be Caved by 

Hheir Knowledge. 

Qi What' were fi&tf Nicho- 
laitans i 

A. The Difciplci oriticbolas^ 
one of the firft feven Deacons, 

W--0 



xir IN r RO 

Who taught the.Commuoity of 
Wivca. 

Q; Nazdrkes f 

A^ They who, under a Vow, 
abftaind from Wine, (5i^. 

Q. Zskn f _ , 

A. Such :a6, under Pretence 
^f thoXawi diought themfclves 
authorized to cginoHt any 
Outrage. 

Q^ ^hsrifefis ? 

A. Separa^ft^^who, u{)(iii the 
Opinion of their own Godlinds, 
defpifed all others. 

Q. Saiiucei i 

A. They 4c9ied thoRefur- 
region of the Dead, Angels, 
and Spirits. 
' Q. Samaritans f 

A. Mongrel Proieflprs, pKct- 
ly Bcatben, aod j^artly yewj, 



DV C 7 1 Q N. 

Q. Which call you Evangelifis ?^ 
A. The JPour. Matthew^ 
MA&&,LttKE and John, 
who wrote the Gofpels of 
JES US CHRIST. 

. Q^ Why are they called Evan'^ 

getifis f \ 

A, Betaufe their Works con- 
tain the glad Tydings of Salva- 
tion to all that believe. 
' Qj^ Which call you Apnftles ? 

y^ Miffioaariea, or Perlons 
fent • they who were fe^t by 
our Saviour* from their Num- 
ber were called the Twelve. 

A Succeffirs of the Apoftlea 
in the Government of the 
Church; 

iQt ^edcofji f > 
A: Officers chofe^ by the 
t)k^/Qgf piiiog of tllo Ajjyriafts., Apoftlcs to take Care of the 
fcnt t^ Samaria. - Poor, 




THE 










[ 



^Jfi^UUt JciUp- . 



( I ) 




H 



E FIRST 



l^obk oi Mofes^ 



CALLED 



G E N ESI S, 



CHAP- L to XV. 

Queftion. 
TM/Hr is ihn Sook called 
^^ ^Genefis ? 

j4. Bccaufe it figriifies the 
Beginning and Generation of 
the Creatures, x 

<i fV/m is Creation ? 

A. A making a Thing of 
Nothing: 

Q. ^hi God create allThivgs 
ef Notbing ? 

JL He did, Wifiem ix. 14* 
P«A. 33, tfi and i3<?. 5 Ec- 
clcf. 1%. l.ASs xiv. tj. and 
1^7- 24. 

Q. men i 

j^.. In the Beginning. 

Q. Wbat are you to undef" 
fiani bythn^^crd Beginning ? 



J, Not from Eternity, but firft 
of all, before all Things, from 
the Beginning of Timci > 

Q; Why did Moses write in 
the Segiming ? 

A. To confute thofc th«it 
maintained the World had no 
Beginning. 

Qi ff^hat do kve' learn bv the 
Creation of the fferld ? 

A* In Regard to the Cre.ijtixif 
three Things. . 

Q^Wbich he they ? 

A* His Omnipotcncy in crea* 
ting all Things ot nothing, his 
bounty ih furnifhihg the World 
with all neceffary Ornaments, 
and his Love in giving Man Do- 
minion over all, Chaf* u ^^ 

Qi Who was this Man to 
*ix'b^m he. gave 7}omi?t}on ? J9. 



Q^Wiy was be called A Asim ? 

^» From the Hebrew Word 
Adamab^ which fignifies Red 
Earth, becaufe ho was made of 
the Duft or Slime of the i£arcb. 

Qr Have '^xe any Account in 
Scrifture where Adam was 
made ! . 

A- Ko. Some think in Syria^ 
or the Hoty Land, near to 'Da- 
nutfcus. Others (ay. Near to 
Hebron^ a City in the Tribe of 
^uda^ ; and was there buried. 
Hoverer, we know Man . was 
firfl created,' and then brought 
into Paradice, Gen. t. and %. . 

Q^Wtar do we karn from 
the Seginnit^ in rei^a: te 
ourfelves ? 

A. Thf&i Things. 
. Q. Which be they f 

A. The Obfervation of thq 
Sabbath, Chap. ii. a. Humility 
of Mind, being niade bur of the 
Duft of the Earth j Ver. 7. 
and the Reverence which wc 
owe to Marriage. 

Q; Why ovght we to reverence 
Marriage - " . . 

A* Becaufe it was infiituted 
of G O D himfelf in Paradice. 
Chap. ii. 23. 

Q. How ought a Man to love 
his Wife ? 

. A* As himfelf, being Flefh of 
bis Flefh. 

Q:. Wkere was Man f laced af- 
ter his Creation ? 

A. In Paradice. 
, Q^ What do you mean by the ' 
H^ord Paradice ? 

A. Paradice is as muth a« to 
fay, a ^cafant Garden plentiful- 
Jy fwrnifticd v/itb fiuitful Trees* 



G' £ 2V E S I S. ^ 



Q. Which were the principat 
Cotmtries ef paradice ? 

A* Syrid^ Arabia Felix^ M- 
gypt^ and Judea. 

Q^ Which are the four Rivers 
that, watered Paradice ? 

A. ^ifm or Ganges, Gihoh^ 
Hidehel^ and Eufhrares- 

C^ What is meant by water- 
ing of this Garden ? 

A. It was the Overflowing of 
thefe Rivers , which manured 
and refrefhed the Earth to bring 
forth its Kind.. . 
. Q. 2)id Adam continue there 
in this HaPpinefs ? 

A. Ko, he fell. 

Q. Ho^ ? 

A' By the MaUce of the D^- 
vll, and his o\in Wilfulnefs. 

Q^What was his Sinf 

A Diibbedience. ^ 

(X:^Hewdid,Godfun^him ? 

A* He curied him and his 
Pofterity, wherein he (hewed 
his Tuftice, Chap. iii. 1 3. . 
• Q. How did he cmfort him ? 

A* By promiiing Forgiveneft 
by the Seed of the Wothan^ 
CHRIST JESUS. Ver. 14. 

Q. What did that fiew ? 

A' His Mercy. 

Q; How many Ways did the 
Curfe of God extend 0/^ Adam I 

A* Four. 

Qi Which be they i 

A. Firft, The Earth was 
made barren for his Sake. Se- 
condly, His Poflerity, as well as 
hinyfelf, became Bondmen to 
Hell. Thirdly, All the Days of 
his Life he was to eat his Meal 
in the Sweat of his Brows. 
And, Fourthly, he was thruft 
out of Faraddce; 



"1 



GENE 

Q^ if as this wbo ly his onion fDo- 
ingj belf^ made thus unbafpj/ i 
. A Ko. For after the Lord 
God hstd phced him in the 
Garden of £e^«, he fell into ^ 
profound Sleep 5 and his Maker 
lorm'd otatx)f his Side, a Coio- 
panion Woman, whom he called 
JBve. The Serpent, that old 
one the Devil, took Advantage 
of her weaker Sex, beguiled h^r, 
and fhe did eat, and give to her 
Husband .^ ^nd he did eat alfo 
pf that forbidden Fruit, which 
bVbught Death into the World, 
and all our Woe. .. 



S I S. J 

Q, Htm was Eyetunijbed ? 

. J. Two Manner of Waya. . 

Q^ Which be tbey f 
. jS. Firft, To bring forth her 
Children in Sorrow And, Sc- • 
condlyiTo live in SubjeAioii to 
her Husband* 

Q^ How wan the Serpent 
fumfbed^h 

J. Three Manner of Wayi 

Ql, Which be they f 
': A. Jirft, He was made the 
inoft curfed of all Creatures, 
Secondly He was togO'Upoi\hia 
Breaft« And, Thirdly, to devoui 
the Duft o( the Earth. 
w3: ■ C Q^fPhere 



'O « 5 £ K FA TION.2 When tbe repro)>atc Angels firft underftodd by Rc- 
Teiation, tbac .the Son of God ibouKl take on him the Mfacure of Man^ ( noc 
xhft Nature of Angels, but the Nature of Mln ) to ranfoni and tcdcem Mafi. 
and fo as Man, to be exalted aljovc them. When they undetttood this, they 
would rather fall from, God, alhd be 'caft out of Heaven, than fubfcribc to th« 
Wiil of God J which was, that the Wature of Man,, united unto the Pcrfon of 
Cbhist^ ihould be exalted above them, and fo brought intoHeavca. For 
God Juiowing from Eternity that Man cicated, and li^t unto himfclf, would 
ikU away, decreed alfo from EverJafticg, to provide a Mediator, a R^eemeB^ 
to reftoie and ranfom him. Whence Sr. P^tBR affirmetb, that Christ < 
was fore-ordain*d, before the Foundation of the World j and chat he was de- 
livered by the determinate Counfel and Fore- Itnow ledge of God, before all 
Time. Thereforelwe are, faicj to be chofen in ChrIst, before theFound4tion of tu 
P^erU. Ephef. i. 4. Hereby it appears then, that God did fbrefee and foreknow 
the Fall of Man : True, yet was no Way the Caufe or Author of. h; noj there 
is no Iniquity in God- Flrr^ faith St. AusTiljr, EIT^^the firfi tV^man^ took uf 
Sin from Satan: Upon her iare l^ord, AdjAM i^adyifidfyjmt fb much to p/eafe 
hisPf^iUy as moved by Ambitien at heriirtyjafion^ uben if he muitt, he might 
haye chofen the Good and rejn[td the £>//, fubfcribe'd tp the Bond 5 but the Burthen 
ef the Intertd^ erer fince, Uy Inayy on their Voperily / The Woman was firfi in the 
TranfirelJion^ but no PPonaer : for if Lucifer an An%el firji fill in Heaven, it is 
not Jlran^e that a Woman jeU on Earth : In ^aradice f9as the JShiartd, eyer 
ftnee was the Battle 5 the Serpent Jo fi the Fniii thti^h the teaman lop the Garden ; 
Godgaye the Wtman theBonour and FiSery in the Day of Battle: The Seed of 
the woman .ihall breaJc the Serpent's head^ all the ^u^rrei^ftncet is for tfie 
Broken Heady u e. to forfake our eyil Wafs^ to heap doven Satak, knd to cleaye 
unto the Lord. God, of his great Mercy to Mankind, i^^tcd not .his only Son : 
i\ Saviour is born, and he hath lard our Iniquities i^pbn hi|n ; Upon him, the 
Seed of the^fVoman that did break the Serpent's Headi thfc Seed Cf AallAHAMi 
in whom all the Nations of the Earth arc blcffe^l. Gjen. xUx. xo. His Son tho 




eate with the Father, I. JoH. ii, 2. Our Redeemer, our Saviour Jbsus Christ } 



not upon ihe Father, not upon the Holy Ghoft, but upon the Second P.erfou : 
theTiinity : For ihevt is 110 c; her Means whereby wc can belayed; 



4 G E. N E 

Qz Wke're abouts is it thought 
tfe Tree of Kntmkdge flood ? 
'j9. Upon Mount t^r/v^rj,i)ear to 
thePlacQ whcrcCHR ist wascru- 
cified 5 Id that he made Satifafli- 
on for Sin, in the fame Platce 
where Sfn was firft committed, 

CXJVhat bedamecf thisjreei 

A At rcmaired ' till the De- 
luge> kept in the Cuficdy of An- 
gels at GO'D's Appomtment, ahd 
by the Flood, together with o-» 
tbcr Creatures, was aboji/hecf. 

Q: Where lived Adau atsd 
Eve {ijter breaking the Com- 
m^riCner^ts ? 

ji. At fDamafcm^ about i6o 
ViWcsirtim yefttfal(m. Euseb. 

d. Which ivas the feccndSisi 
off ^eWorld ? 

J. Murder; 

Q:^ Who comwitted [it P 

>*. C A I N. 

Q: Upon whom ? 
.^. Ijpon his Brother A BEi.. 
Chap, iv, n, is. 
Q. What lias the Catife ? 
A* Envy. 



Sis: 

Q^my ? 

J^ Becaufe A b e l *« Sacr i fi r 45 
was accepted, and Caij^ s was 
not. Chap. iv. 4, 5. \ 

Q. Why did not GOD' accept 
CAjN*i Sacrifice ? 

^. Becaufe he did it more up- 
on Cuftom tham Confcicnce. - 

Q. Who tattght them to jmri- 
fice ? 

A. Their Father Adam- 

Q< How could he do that, and 
the law not yet given ? 

A. The Law of GOD 15 two- 
fold. 5 naturally imprii.ted in 
Mtrs Hearts 5 and tradit:oml/jf 
pronounced from GOD, and. 
'written in the Bible. 

X^Which of thefe had At}A}4 i 

jl. The Firft. 

.Q Whiit was theTunifbinen^ 
of Caih Jor killing his Srother 
Abel? 

4. He was curfed of GOD, 
and condemned for al^un-a^ate, 
and went into the Land cf Nod^ 
( a Land of Fear and Difquictj 

in 



O B S, The great Reformer Lusher, calleth Paradice in his Difcourfe of 
Cermany, A pltafant Garden, EccHift. Mun^ler^ Am Orchard, And, in the Bible, 
Eden 5 tlie Grecians tall itHedene, an cxtraoiiJiiiary Place of Pleafure and Delight) 
and /ikh vr^is Paradice ^ For in it ihcrc was great Plenty of all Things as 
yyc}l ol Trt cs, fruits. Herbs, and Iweet fmelling Flowers,' as of Beads, and 
fov.-ls of the Heaven. Into thif Place God put Man to ilrefs it, and keep it : 
Hi9 JSJarnc was giver\ him according to thcCnflon of many Years after 5 and 
tie ^a^"cs given ly Gqd,' all carry a Reafon with them why they are fo 
rallied : As Adam, f^c, and Chbva or Eve, becaufe ftie was the Mother of all 
living.- AB3fti.HAM. becaufe he was the Father of man j Nations : Aaron, 
ffcnihcf a T^her, £x. iv. 27- In Hebretp^ fo in thtChatdean Tonf^wc yBa^l 
r Corrufinn : Gen, x, lo. and xi. 49. In thvSyrian, Cy Renius is ruling. LuK.ii. 2. 
In t\-t Gm)fr, DiMAS, the* comn^on Sort of People. Co/, iv. 14. II. Tim. iv. 10. 
Philem. 24, And in th^ Latin, C^saR, an Emperor or fcrene Conijneror 
oiRowe; as to'AuGiiSTus,LuK. ii. r. toTiBERius, LnK.iii. i. Math. xxii. 17;' 
to ( LAUDius, A^. xi. 28.- to xxv. 12. and to jSero, PMV, iv. 21. t^c 
2. Jean's Narurc, the State of Marrjage, and God'i Blefling, were not utterly 
abolilhed through Sin'; but the Quality or Condition thereof was changed j 
ti at is, according to tlic Lord's FioiDife, Chap. lii. ly. tho* deftitutc of thf 
Sicranep.t ot the Tree of Life. Tl c Father inftru6led his Children in th 
K»;ow led^eof God, God gave them 'Sacrifices to fignify their Saivatida. By 
■'h ' BKL offered tn acccptilic .Saciihcc to Oud -, Cain proved » Hi- 
ite.HiB xi,-j. 



G B N- 

\n theTovvn of Hr^noch, 480 
Miles Eaftvvar(l,aficl dwelt there, 

Q. C A I N Bshg thus cu^fedy 
(I 'id & Mark fet upon hinty Gen. 
4. ^jokqpi ^i4 OOD raife after the' 
fDeath of A b m 1^ to ^uild his 
Church upcn ? • . 

A. His Brocber Seth, Chap. 
4. 25* For Adam knew hU 
Wife again, apd fhe bore hrm 
fwhc;! Adam was j^oTcarsof 
Age, and 800 Years before pur 
faid Grandfire's Dea,th ^ having 
begot Sons and Daughters ) 
Set H at the Age of 105 Yeari, 
had Enos, ( then Men began to. 
call upcn the Name of the L0R7)) 
he at pQ was Father to Cain an, 
who At 7ohadMAiiALAiriiELj 
this Man at ^5 got Jared, who 
having l^y-ed 162, Years, was !fa- 



E S I S. 5 

preparing of the Art * 

Q^ Were the "People reformed » 

jt. No ; they laughed at it, 
and remained fecure *till the 
Waters came on them. 

Q. Were all deftroyed ? 

if, All, but N o A ^ and his 
Family, and Ijbme other for the 
Prcfcrvation of their Kind. 

Qj^What Tear of the World 
4id this happm ^r 

A. Anno Mundi, 1^5^. 

Q^ How lon^ after the Death 

9f A -D A. Ul 

A. Ti6 Years, 

. Q^Jnwbat'JPlacelw'dKoQh} 

M^ Armenia, 600 Miles North, 

bard by Meant Ararat 5 up:% 

which Mount the A a k, atter 

the Flood, ftayed it felf. Gen. S. 

CL Iff^^at moved GO'D.that 



ther to Emo c H j this 4^atriarch he ivould not fpare fo much as the 
a: ^5 Years of Age, had M e t h v- brute Seafts t 



sEi.AH,(the oldeftMan) and 
by iheTimehe was 187 Years 
of Age, his Son IjAMech came 
into the World ^ who at i8a 
Years old was Fatber'to Noah 5 
and when Noah was tfoo Years 
old, the Flood fwept away the 
Bulk of Mankind. 

Q. Th^i,' thd Example of 
C A na V Vunifbme^t did not pre- 
vail toith the fuccfeding Ages to 
bew:tre cf Sip< ? 

jf. No ; as ihe World grew 
in Years, (b it grew in Iniquity. 
•Q: /» '^hat Manner ? 

4. It was w^hoUy corrupted, 
a, id full of Cruelty. Chap, vi, 1 1. 
' Q Sy whom did GO 2) re- 
frove them ? ^ 

^. By N, o A H . 

Q^ How 1 

A. In making it known he 
would drown the World, by his 



A' His Deteflation of Sin. 

Q^ Who was the Figure of 
C n iL I 8 T 7 

^. £ N o c H. 

Qfc Uqwuoas he a Pigureof 
Christ? 

A. In h^ing taken. Body 
and Soul, up into Heaven, as 
Qhr is t was. Chap. v. 24. 

Q. Who was the firfi Figure 
of the Church ? 

, ^^ A B E L. 

Q^ Who was the Second ? 

-/f. N o A H, preferved in the - 
A k K- * 

Q. What did bis "Prefervfltion . 
tefltfy ? , 

^. The Loye of G OD to- 
wards his Church, s^d was a 
^ype of holy Baptifm. 

CL ff^^^ ^^^ ^^^ 'i'offins of the 
Ark, py the Wjters.figni^y 1 

a -rf..The 



$ G E N 

uC The Perfecution, that the 
Church fhould fuffcr. 

fi^ Wherein did ibe Mmy of 
GQ^ appear f . 

J. In cauCng the Waters to 
fall. 

Q. Wherein did the Zeal of 
H o A H appear f 
^ J. In giving GOI>Thanks for 
his Deliverance, as foon as he fet 
Foot upon dry Ground'. Chap, 
yiiu 20. 

'Q. How ^/VNoah afterwards 
cJBfend ? 
* y#* .By .that BcaftIy,jnoft cry^ 
;ng and filthy Sin of Drunken- 
ncfi. Chap. ix. it. 

Q. Who covered their Father* s 
Shame when drunk f 

yf. Shem and Japheth. 

Q^ What received they fair it ? 

^. Their Father's Bleffing. , 

Q^Who made a Motk ef bis 
I Father's Infjrmity, and did not 
feek' to cover ip ? 
J[. H Arf. 

Qi What wa^ his Reward ? 
' ^. His Father's Curfc.i/W:. 25* 
' Q:. 0id this Curfe after fail 
vpon him ? 

A* It did hoth upon him and 
faia Pofierity. 
Q: When?, 

Jl, ht the. Building of Sabel^ 
where their^angua^e being icon* 
, founded, they, were kattcrcd over 
the Earth. 



f S 1 s. 

(^Wbo WMS the fir(t Trince 
and Regent ufon JRarth ? 

A JJiJiMBioD 5 IJe built Sa- 
bvhn^ where that great Tower, 
fifteen' El\s high ( /• €. 200 
ITards) ftiouldhave re«ched up^ 
to Heaven. ' Chap. xxii. ' 
' Q.' What was Srem called, oh 
whom Noah beftowed his firfi 
Shffmg^ ' as his Son\ 

A* Melchiskdeck, (/. f.) 
z King of Righteaufnefs, and 
dwelt jn the City of ^^rufalfm 
then called Sdkm^ (i. e.) a City 
of Peace; out of whbft:Loin^ 
came our blefled Saviour. 
Qi ^hofe Son was Abraham ? 
A. The Son of Tee ah, thp 
Seventh from. S h e if , Uncl6 to: 
fjov his Brother HaaAn*s Son, 
and was born at E^, now called 
* OrchM in Chaldea* 

Q. X>id they affree together 
like Brothers f 

^. Xes/till they grew rich. 
Q. Who was the Cavfe of their 
faking out^ 9 

^. Their Herdfmen. 
Q. After their Quarrel was 
known, didtkeyfeek Revef^e one. 
cf akorber ? 

A» No, they gave gentle Words, 
an J fought Mean* how to prevent 
the like Inconveniency. 
.Qi How was that ? 
A^ They departed, and dwelt 
\ afunder. 



• OTch€, lay about 614 Miles from ferujalem. Eat, ztid xji Weft otNiru- 
yelh It fccmeth it took its Name from the Inhabitants worfliipping of Fir c j 
for which Caufe Abraham left the Place of hisNativity, with his Family, and 
i\eat to Hapan^ with his Faihcry and Coufih lot, and dwelt there. 

t Haran is the chief City in Mef^piUmia ; and there, the rich KotnanCrsffuy 
with hlf Army, was overthrown by the FdrthUns, This Romany $3 Years be- 
fore the Birth of C H R I S T, robbed the Temple pfj^ufalem, and of ihofc koly 
kclicks, carried away to the Value of fix Tons of Gold : But upon the 6rh of 
Juncf he met his Fate near Har^n 5 wa? taken and flain, the Parthians pouriM 



G E N E 

Q; UtitmoUb that Separations 
did their Love decay ? 
: ji. No, it was ftill tonftant 
and brother like, 

Q^ How dot b that appear i 

A. In that, after Jjot wat 
taken Prifoner in the Company 
of the K ings of S6dom alio G(h 
morah^Abraham with a Band of 
Me 1 rcfcued him, CbAp. ix. \^. 

Q: Where was it heo^jerthrevo 
th3fot4r Kin^ that, had taken 
iioc Trifoner ? 

A. At TJan. 

Qi Did mt Lot dixM in 
Sodom ? 

A. Yes, he ^did. 

Qi Why^ that i»ai a danger- 
ous 'Ptace^ though pUafiint I 

A^ True, fo are all Places 
where Wickednefs abounds. 

Q, Tet Lot v3§i a righte- 
ous Man ? 

udT. He was, but he fafifered 
as the Wicked; did, being in 
^ Compahy with them. 

Q^ How was that ^. 

A. He was taken Prifoner 
as you oblerv^, with the irreli- 

S'ous Kings going in Ai^with 
cm againft their Enemie s. 

"Chap. XV. to XX. 

Q^JFho was AMBL^M'SjVifi ^ 

A* Sarah. 

Q. Whofe daughter was 
Sara h. 



Bid. 7 

A. Uis Brother HAmAN's, 
who died before his Departure.: 
and before M^kich be married 
her. 

QiliTiJ it lawful for Abjl a- . 
HAM to marry his Srotber^s 
fBaughter f 

A. It was, G O D^ permitting 
it for Re-peopling of the Worldk 

Q. How did Oje offend whin 
fie perceived her filf barren ? 

A By ttfing unlawful Mtans 
to raife Seed to her Husband^ 
Chap. xvi. 5. 

Qi Bow was that ? 

A. By fending Ha GAR, her 
M^idf to his Bed. 

Q. flbw did GOD plague 
her for it* ? » 

A' Her M^id defpifcd her , 
and triumphM over ner in her 
own Hoafe. Fer. 5. 

Q^ What other Sin followed 
on the Neck of thof f 

A. Wrath. 

<i How? 

A- She obtained Licenfe of 
her Husband to be revenged 
^pon Ha^ar. 

Q^ In wat^ Manner was (be 
revenged'? 

A. She thrud HAfiAR ancl 
her Child out of Doors, 

QiWhether went Hagar ? 

Jf. Into the Wildemefs^ 

Q; Had fie finy frietds toga 
to? A. Korie 



inehedGold in co hftMouch, bidding bim take hUfiU. liijchisAftion;,were^fl4in 
^onooKomans, This famous City wtf then iubje(St to the P4rf^M»/ after that 
the TtrJtAni took it j but. now it it under the Turk* ; here v% the Well, at which 
R'SBBCCA gav« J^ink to ElbaziBR, Abraham's Servant ; Gtn. xxiv. ii^. and 
by the Town's Men is caiicd Abraham's Weil : Theic alfo, Rachaki,, La- 
BA»*s Daughter, tirft fpoke with the holy Patriarch Jacob, who, turning the 
^dnc o^trom the Well, gtvft her Cattle Orlnk \ which may all be confidered 
as a norabte Type of hoJy Baptifm f for as the holy Fathcrt took their Wives 
by this W eJJ, fo Chrkt recciveth his holy Congregatfon by the Well of Baf 
tifm, in hils Word and Wy Sacrament, which is the right Well af Israel, and 
flowcth ipto CTcrlafting Life, 



% Q EN 

jf. None at all^fhe was a poor 
Servant, and a Stranger. 
Q. To fVDhom did the Bfpeal i 
^. To GOD. 
Q. tDid he deliver her f 

Q. fftat karn we hy that ? 

Z'That GOD rejcftth no E- 
ftatc of Pcrfons in their Mifcrj', 
if ^hcy call upon Him. 

Q. ifew ought Servants to 



E S I ^. 

of his Mercy Chap. xvii. 

Q. Were none Vartakers of^ 
the Covenant but fucb as mufi 
be circumcijed t 
. jf.. Yes, Women, bccaufe 
under the Name of Man both 
Sexes arb comprehended. 

Q^What <was AokK^rSdnts 
N^me? 

'A' ISHMAEL. 

Q, 7)id 7wt the Covenant be- 



behdve tbemfehes that have . long to him, as well astolsAAc^ 



offended f 

jf. As Hagar, tfaat was 
commanded % the Angel, to 
return, and Tubmithei fel£ 

Q^ffas Sarah barren ft i Hi 

A' No GOD gav^ her ^ Son 
in her old Age 

Q. What wh his Kante ? , 

^. Isaac, and this washein 
whom the Covenant was made 
' Q^ ff" here was Isaac born ? 

J, At Gerar^ the uttermoft 
Town in Canaan^ where King 
AviWBfZf.cs kept his Court, 
fix Miles South Eaft o( Hebron^ 
Chap* 21 

Qi 1Vh£t was the Sign of the 
Covenant ? 

A. Circumcifion, or the Cut- 
ting ot the Forclkin. 

Qi What h filliped by that I 

Jl, The caftinc iaway the 
Icud AfFedlions of oyr Hearts, 
if we mean to be made Partakers 



feeing he was the Seed <j/'Abr A-? 

HAM ? 

A'Vo. 

Q^Were there twoCovenants 
then, that GOD blefl^ htmfo ? 

-f. Yes; there were two Cave-s 
nantsmade. . - 

*Q^ Which be they I 

^. The One, eternal, made ta 
thcChildren of the Spirit* ihfeo* 
ther temporal, made to the Chil-^ 
drenof the Fle(h. 

Q. What was the terapral 
Covenant ? 

A. That from Ishmaei. 
fhould fpring a mighty Nation, 
even twelve fc^rinces, Cbapxvii'u 
20. 

Q. Where was Abi^aham 
now feated ^ 

A. At Canaan^ at the Hill 
that Keth between bethel and 
Aiay^ on the Plain ot \ Mamm^ 
near to a Wood. * 



+ Thj$ Plaip. of Mamre^ ftood a Mile from HfbreH Eaftward, and Twenty 
Two MiiesS. E. neargto the Wood dwelt one Mamrb, •ing a Cuftom ia 
thofcTimes to build by a Wood Side, from which it took itsName. 

• Accortiing toJosEFHUs and Eobsippus, Abraham dwelt near to a Tree 
that Lore Leaves Summer and Winter, called a Terebinth Tree, aqd ftood! from 
thci^eginniBg of the World,«till Const antine the Great s it being lawful fer 
nwic to cut a Bough off it : And rhea HBLENA,caufcd a large Cliufch to l)e 
fcniJt in that Place, m Memory that AbHamam fitting und^ that Tree, the 
three AngeU appeared unto him in the Similitude or Lilencfs of Men. Gta. «. 

OBS. Hebron, waf the Metropolian City, toeether with Msmrt, in the 
labf of looAH, Which before wa$ called /K^j^^fSirr^^ j from Ar^|\ |«at 



I 



laii 



'::rn 



GENESIS. 



Q. What temporal TAcffug 
did GO 2) bcfto-do 072 bwi ? 

A* He was very rich. 

Q^ //oifc' did hi employ- his 
RtcJoes ? _ 

ji. In Hofpitulity, an! oir.er 
good Deeds. 

(^ Wherein aff tared his Hof- 
fitaiity ? 

A. In ufing Travellers and 
Strangers kmrliy ? 

Qi What Strangers ? 

ji. The three Angels in the 
Shapes of Men* 

.Qi How did bs entertain 
them f 

ji. Firft He ran out to entertain 
them, then he intreated, them 
to reft in his Tent, and laft of 
all he feaftod them. 

(X-W^^^ ^^^^^^ 'voe by Ahv^-^ 
Iiain'; Ucfpitality ? ' 

A. Abraham^^ Imitatioi^ to 
iq^et the Poor chearfully, an<-t 
offer them fuch Keceflarics as 
wc think they want, 

Q^ How dia the Angels re- 
quite him for it I 

ATThpy told him jpyfulNcws 
concerning ,the £irth of his Son 
/faac $ and what the Purpofe of 
G O r) was cowards Scdcm and 
Gomorrahi 

Q^What was the ^Purpofe of 
G OfD towards Sodom ? 

Ji Utterly to deSroy it. 



Q. What ivas the 'Sin of 
Sodom ? 

^. Ihat aboniinaWe Srn of 
Malc-Praftice, a vilefieaftlinefs 
uit^i bcaftly Men ; fuch detcfta- 
ble MonQerSy whole c.iminil 
Paffioni were excired towards 
the very Angels whom Lot 
Ihelter'd, Cbdf. xix. 

Q^2)id Abk AHUM pray for 
Sodom ? 

A. Tes» in fuch ^ zealous 
Manner^ as had there beea found 
ten Godly Perfons in ir, the City 
had been favcd,(7/b. xvili. 32. 

Qi Why 4id Abraham pray 
for them ? 

ji. Firft in regard of his Bro- 
ther liOT that dwelt there 5 and 
then in regard of Humanity ,for 
that it grieved him that fo ma- 
ny People fhould b© deftroycd. 

Q, What did that fignify ? 

S. X\i2.x Abrahami^^QOQ"^ 
People ought to be) was of a pt- 
ttful Mind even towardslnfidels. 
^ q^What fnllicited GOLD'S 
Vm^ance dgainft the 'Grayer 
of Abraham ? 

J. The continual Cry of Sin 
afcending out of Sodom and Go- ' 
m$rrah into the Ears of GOD j 
whereby we leam» that Sin is a 
coctinual Crier againft iis,fo long 
as we let it dwell among us. 
Chap. X. 15, 

(YWa^ 



Man aiiioiig tbe Anakim*, Josh. xiv. built by Heth, feon alter the Flood, 
ihc Son of itiit ciirltd Canaan, whofe Polliritx, the tt*n/'«5, int^»biicd in it 5. 
buc 'i\^ch wjis tlicir Holpualir}V rhat they entertained Abraham, being a 
StrajTgcr'aiivl Traveller, In Joshua's Time, one Rahab was King, who, with 
other Xings, oppofmy the ChUdren of Ifrael^ was by them ih'm, a>nd tijuX their 
Country wnlted and (JeftroyeJ, This ToWn was alter made ^ Town of Refuge,' 
and belonged to the Inheritance of Calbb. Here David was firft anointed 
Xing, and reigned therein fcven Tears. 11. Sam. v. While it was under the 
Chftftiansi flood a Cathedral Church, and Biihop*s Sfe ; but the Twriti have turn-, 
ed if into a Moique, or one ok their Churches : Some Bow's Shot Eaftws"''' 
fi»m this Place is the Field of Vamafcus^ whete the red Earth Ueth, vv^ 
,they feign Man to be n.-^d* : h 'S cacurally toi'Rhjand pVubk as Wax. 



10 G E N 

. . C^ Wa$ all in the Chip then 
Heftnc^ed ? 

] A. All but Lot^ hit Wife, and 
two Daaghter^. 

Q^ What was the Command- 
ment that GO 2) gave them at 
their ^Departure jrom the City I 

J. Not to look back. 

Q:, Was this Commandment 
hep ? 

J* Ko. Lot^s Wife broke it 

Q: What was her Tunijb- 
went ? 

jl. She was turned into i 
Pillar of Salt, Cbaf. xix.i6. ^ 

Q: Jf7:fat moved her to look 
hack i 

A. Her fond Defire t% think 
fhe fhou'd forego hec Weilth, 
and fo pleafant ai, Place. 

Q, Wba^ do we learn by that ? 

A. That no Care of Earthly 
Things^ be thoy CTer fb glori-- 
JDus, muft hinider us from obey- 
ing G O D'« Commandinents. 

Q^ How was the City ds" 
(Iroyed ? . ^ 

A* With Fire and Brimftone 
from Heaven, Chap, xix 24. . 

CJi What were the Towns 
Names that wire burnt ? 

A* Sodcm^ Gomorrah^ Ada'- 
w;*, and Zeboimy 24 Miles S. E. 
of yerujakm. 

Q; Where did Let remain 
afterwards ?. 

A. In the Mountains. 

Q;^ What Sin did he {all into 
whilft he lived there ? 

A^ Drunkennefs. 

Q, What next ? 

A. Into Iccclh 

Q- What doth that prove I 

/f. 1 hat Dtunkconsfs is the 
Mother of all Sins. 



E S I S. 

Q. How was Lot incefluous ? 

A- By his own Daughters. * 

Q;^ WhO' tempted him there- 
unto ? 

A They. When they had 
made him drunk. . 

Q: What was G0 2)'s Q>u- 
niffment for that Sin ? 

A' The Nation that came by 
that Q>nccptioA was a cur&d 
Generation. 

Q. What Generation was it f 
^. , 1 he Moabites and the 
AmmmitPS^ Chap, xlx. ^7. 

Chap. XX, to XXXV. 
Q^Whotadlike to have wrong^ 
ed Abraham, by takif^ bis 

A^ King Abimelsch. 

Q. What learn we by that ? \ 
- A> That GOD ihreatned him 
with Death. Chap. xx. 9. 

Q^ 7)id be upon that deliver 
her back to her Husband \ 

4 He did. 

Q^ What learn we by thai ? 

A^ Two Things, . 

Q. Which be they ? ~ 

A Firft, That GOD will 
punifli Adultery, and next, that 
the very Heatheas abhor the 
Breach of Wedlock- Chap xx. 7. 
* Q, How did GOtD try Abr a- 
HAM'f Faith ? ' 

A* By bidding him facrlfice 
his only Son J^aac. Chap* 
xxii. 2. 

Q. Would be have done it ? 

A* Tcs : But that an Angel 
flayed his Hand. T* V 

Q. IVh^t iearn we by that I 

A* GOD s Special Providence 

over his own. 

Qi Wb^t weded GOD^. ^hat, 

kne^ 



n 



.. O R N E SI S. \ r If 

kf2eTJt> whaf k^KAJiKM iiootdd A* That waa tlieWealcnefs of 
uOj have tried tint ? , the Flelh { but )u« Soul was 

A. That he. might ireward glad in that he know fhc lired 

Abraham*s Faith and Obedi« cttmf\\!^^ Ciafi. skUu a» 

ence ^ and that it might be re* Q fV^i^iff (Hber Virtues bad 

corded for our Inftruflion. A b a^A h' a mj • \ 

(^ ifow W4J i&/i Faiib re- A- Uprightntffa of Mind f ; 

warded ? ' Q: ff'bereifz diitbat appear ? 

jf. GOD renewed hit Coirc* J^ When H x p h jl o h tho 

nant once again, and itolif bim Hitsite ofi&red him«^ a Piece of 

for that Deed, he would mulri- G;qund to bury hitPead, he 

l^y his Seed on Earth like the would not t^ke it, before he'ha4 

&in<l on the Sea Sho&e* •>% paid the Prico of it. Cbapi^ 



*. ■» 



^ ♦ Qi What rirtues did GO 2) Smii. • 1 5 

further prime in Abraham } Q^ What y^ A b r, A h A tfi't 

A' His Patience. Virtue^ concern us I > 

Q. Hew ? A* If. «sc. be Children of 

% A. I^^taking his Wife Sar Ah A b r a ii a m^ and Heirs of hi# 

from him. , Covenanc»wemaft4<>^b^^Ofl^^ 

^ Q:, Tet be did mourn jiir beh of Abraham. (*) >; ., '' 

SDeatb. D Q^g^W 

li.r ^ /•?i"*** haviog travdled op znd, dawi^ lUco t pilgrim s^bore t^ 
Mikf in diflcrent Parti ; laft of all, be and/hij Wif^ Sabab retomca to the 
Plain of iWtff»f« byHi?^«if^'and there they dl«d an* welt juried, G«if. xxiii. 
jv^fc Sepulchre in J»Koii't THmc was to be fecr, bcijog old and decayed. 
It is alfo faid, Isaac and Jaco* y^hh their "Wives liy purled in thlsPlac^ 
^ich was purchalcd of tht Ht'ttite. AbranAm fignmet the Father of a 
MHltnude, ftom M. Tsur^ a Father, mm ^Kcelfus, mighty, and Hsnum, muL 
HtmUmt of a Multitude J whkh Ihoold .lie itografted into tlf^c Church, and 
^"J^ •f •T^'^^i"* V*^t ^^^* «*« Mediation of Chbist JifVf, tfle pr<>. 
wilcO Seed, Gif^ Hi. £/*«?/: jk jjCtfi iii. and is .» Type and Figure ©f God tti« 
rather: For that as Abraham was the Fachdr ot wany, yet had but only 
«ic Son J fo although God be the Father of aU Nations, ycjt had but one only 
SV^^r^'.f"***"^* begotten of his ownBITcnce, from before the Beginning 
^ the World, that heg^fc his onlf begotten Son to die for the Salvation of 
Uicir Sods. ', , ^ . , ' ^^ .» . -► 

' ^^' ?'?'*' ?®»^ntt*«J »o^ of W» Time with>BRAH>MjRMfi^CAdicd, an(> 
vat barie<UnJK0»r#. AfterJMsCeiwture.when the IvOrd haddcterqaincd to rain,. 
*irc and Brimflonc on S«itf0f» , Lot, accoiding to his Commandment, weijt 
ciience to Zmt, a little Towil near adjoining; where havijig ^mmit ted In- 
ceft With his Daughters. wa< fo fore afflidled in his Oonfc fence, , that witli 
^mmGnef he died. Luthbr faith^ that Abraham took Ifth to H^^»ii 
yitn lum to ^comfort bim, and that there he dicd^ which 1$ ^6 Miles from 
Aa^ofli* l5RiTTKNBAunsfait)i thcPiJlarwhere.Idto Lot's Wife was turned 19 
J^« to be fcen ihiniog^ like Salt, a little from Zoist. 

^.f^^y*^^"^***! 1^' ^^ L®* ontof Sflrfojn, whom alfo lie cntcitabedirt 
"*l.?^^' were thofe ivhlch ffoic with AbKahaii in^^wr^. 

The ££rj^f4)i Maid Uaoar, after her Elooement from her Miftrcfi, wtien' 
the Angci bid her return to her Mailer. This Angel, Come think, was the Soti 
pf Qod^for he waacailed by the Name of Jbhovah, Ctn. xvi. <vhich Name;? 
jwas norcon.municait^ to any created Angel 1 and according to his Command; 
ntorocdaadircnc widi her Miltrefi to tJ^tx kingly city gerar^ where Iwh 



i» GEN 

(^ What was AtktLakti's 
Care Jor It A kctitben if came 
toAjre.} (t.) . 

JL To pmyide him a virtuous 
Wife. Chap- xxiv. 4. 

Q. ffhaf may parents find 
in that I 
^ A Tha they ought to pro. 
▼ic!o Wives ami Husbands for 
their Children in due Time. 

Q^ ft^as he rukd ty his Fa- 
ther's Jfpointment ? 

A He was. 

Q^ What did hefimo in that ? 

A' A godly Prefident of O* 

bedience to all Sons to follow 

the Counfel of their Parents, in 

choofing them Wives, and not 

- their owi» inordinate Oefire. 

Q. Wbom did A B & A R A M 



E S 1 S. ^ 

fend dhout this Sujintfs I 

jS. His chief Servant, E l £ A- 
Z4F. Chap. XJtiv. t. 

Q. Haw did he proceed in it ? 

A^ With Prajer, that he 
might fpced vi^ell 5 and Thankc- 
giving afterward for his Succefs. 

Q: What may Servants Jie 
here ? 

A* How to undertake their 
Mafler*s fivfinefs. 

Qi What other good Property 
ivss in that Servant ? 

A* He would not eat when 
he cam(S to his Journey's End, 
before he had done )iis Mafter's 
Meflage. 

Q. What may Servants learn 
hy that ? 

A* 1^0 regard more their 
MafterV 



her and her SoUf who was tben about if Vesr^ of Age, were puc out of Jiejr 
Matter's Houfe 9 and lieinc^ In her Travels, reduced to great want, her Soia 
iyin^ under a Tree, Ihe went about a Bow's Shot oiF, fat down, and wept, ex* 
pe|tjn>$ nothing but Death : As flie was in this Miferft Ood heard the Voice 
of the Child, and Tent an Angel unto her, faying, fedf not. f$t 1 niil nmke 9f 
iJjy Cinid TU4t Nation^ And Qod hlefled the Cnild, and he became an Aicher^ 
and lived in the Wildemefs of Risr^if, where he .married an ^^#/j|i Wo. 
man, ^o Miles ftom Girar* Raran h City mArMa the Srony $ and lif$ 
104 Miles South o£ f&ufiiUm^ vihidtk is made mention in iVkm. ig, and 14 » 
Vtut. I. Gen. xir. ii. Wk, |. Here this exoelleat Archet. and Hunter dwelt^ 
and with great Power and Strength conq[uered all the neighbourina Princes 
and l^eople thereabouts: His Polterity inhabited thefe Parrs, the I0m^ieSf 
. and from whenoe the Sargcens were derived. He was boin, jiswp MuMdi, ao^f^ 
Abraham l^etng ttien S6 Years of Age ; was oixcumcifed at ThiTtcen i wen^ 
from his Farhcr at Fifteen j was atfris Funeral, l>eing then 89 Years of Age | 
died when he was i|7 fears of Age, and left behind him twelve Sons as 
• jAcrB did, which were the Princes of their Paniilics«as wa<his -, of which 
th^ ApolticPAUL hath an excellent AtUury* 

(" t ) Abraham had t%Vo Sons, one by the Bond^Wodian, anothtnby the Free* 
>X ur^aa : tia that was of the fiond« Woman was aocordiog toithe FieOi ^ but h« 
th»r was of the FVee Woman, was by Promife : By which Things, another 
TMng is meaut $ for the one,*iwhich is jfr^sr or Mount SiiMi, gendereth unto 
Bon J }gr ; jbr jigdr or Sfitdt\ is a Momntam in AfshU, and anfwereth to ^ 
frifa/tm tiiar now is ; and ihe is in Bonds^t with her ChiUrent But Jirufskm, 
w;jch )s aixne,' is free ^ for ic it written, tUiokiA^u B0rrem,Sec. Wherc^et 
\\:e arc no ir<ore of the Bond- Woman, ( which Is tiie Lay > but of the Fret s iidc 
U' our lyAo U'orksor Ri^reoufneU, bot by Faith inlanxsT, whomaketh us 
H<?ii5 of that heavenly Jtrufalem* 

nt: FouiiraiM of Hagar, (which is alfocalleJ the Well ofLife % becaufeGod 
dill rhcre lotK nercitully n|x)n.HAOAR ) Heth letweta Aimf and nddes-Bermc^^ 
tern Mi]:'5 Smith fmitj Jervfahm : Here ISAAC dwelt, and had his two Sons £- 
fi^u w;.^ J AC ». Otn. 16, Ai CI waids it was called the WcU of the UvingGoiL 



GENE 

Ma(ler*8 Bufinefs, than their own 
Plcafure. 

CL lyto/e 2)aughtef aid b$ 
cfsufe for his Maker's Son ? 

^. R E B 1 c c A, the Daughter 
of Bethuei^. 

Q^lVhen the ^an>ifs beajui 
the Requefl (?/" Ab r a h am, did 
tfoejf prefently %ive their ^Daugh- 
ter to Isaac ? 

A, No ; they aCked Counfe) 
of G O D firft, and thco the 
Maid's Confcnt, 

Qi What is to be leartted by 
that ? 

A* k% Children ought not to 
match without their Parents 
Confent ;' fo Parents ought not 
to match theirChildren without 
their Confent. V&f. 58. 



SIS. 13 

Q. Aft&r Isaac Mi Rb-^ 

^t.cck^mremanudiWbai I/Jiii 
did GOD give them ?• ;: 

A. Two Sons, £ s A u and 
Jacob. 

Q. How lof^ did they continm 
Childkfs ? 

A. Twenty Yfan. 

Q. Hvw did Isaac chain 
them ? 

A. By Prayers, ^i6i</>.SKv. %t. 

Q. What team we from 
hente I 

A To feck forChildrcn God'% 
Bleffing at GOD*s Hands. 

Q W'bat was EsAu*i Utuh^ 
ing } 

A The Luft of the Fleflh, ani 
the Contempt of his Birthright. 

Q. Wherein I 

IT a >#. if c 



fci-i rccni?th myd'CiUy to reprcfcnt B*prirm, the Laver of Grace and Regent - 
r^ oil, hy the Operation and efpedal Working of the Spirit: For the Church, like 
HAGAEwith her Son J rave iJ in ^ thro' the Wiidemefs of this World, is ytch'd 
wTth a Multitude of Sms, and feeing j^er own Mtfery, finds no Rewcdy, 
hut \y Faith in Christ Jeshs, to be <!elivered from fo^ heavy a Burthen* 
Wherefore, they joining together in Prayer, crnve the mercifiil Audience, aa«* 
graciotis AfliWance of God ; that k would picafc Win of his Goodnefi to re* 
frelh them with the Water of Life, the Du^rine of Grace $ that fo they may 
be made capable of eternal Glory. For HA«AR'figniffcs a Pilgrim, and 1$h- 
MAEt., a godly and good. Man, whomi the Lord heareth; who traveliinjj -to* 
cerher with his MotUct, tltk Church in this World, iighteth againil the Enemies 
tncisof, and Ihooteth the Arrows of Faith againit all infernal and cruel iitiilt : 
For Sehamab fi|^niHes, he hath heard, zn^ El, the Almighty Grtd^ who mercU 
fully heareth the fervent Prayers and Petitions of the Jiilf. James v, ly, 

A4*t9 Mundiib^^^ and before Christ, 1S79, Isaac being 40 Years of Age 

when his Father lentEtEAZAR, who was the Steward cf his Hiaufc, cq 

Hiran in MtfoP^tamU^ When he made a Contraft with Rebecca, Dangjitcr of 

J5r:THtiEL, Sifter of Labak, for his Mafter's Son Isaac to have, her «ft Wife. 

Isaac had his Name f^iven him iiy God before his Nativity, as hud Six more, 

W%,U\AC, Gen. 17. CyR«s, King of the Per/i/riii, Ifa^ 44« Sampson, jF«<^ 13, 

J^siAwKrng ofjuda^ X.Kinrt xs. ] ohm Baptist, and j£sus Christ, the 9oii 

of God ; LuK. K. of whom ISA AC was a notable Type : As Isaac in Siebrem 

rigniHes Mirth, fo Christ is oar true rtjoictng; the Mirth and Oelighc of tlic 

whole Church otGod. Abraham, when he would have offered his Sou uneo 

tTie Lord, carried the Fire and Sword^ Isaac the Wood wherewith be was to 

he flatn and hurned : O miferable Sight! etpecially to a Father^ himfc If to jje 

t>]c Executioner of hit only Son and Heir, which was miraculouAy hegotten iti 

!it9 eld Age, CO be burned to A^^s I)e;frre his Face : £ven fo our Saviour Chris t, 

f&t the Sins of the World, bore upon his Shoulders the Wooden Crofs, wherc- 

ixpon he was of&red an acceptable Sacrifice to his Father $ that (>y Hu Media* 

tion and Sadsfaftionj they miahc be pardoned. 



,4 9^ ^ 

J.Vt &\i his fiirth-right 
foe Pottage. 

Q. frbas Overfyjht was 
that ? 

jf. An Ovcrfight that mMXkj 
v^oi\fi^y Men run in'o. 

Q. What is that f 

^ Prefcwing of Tti/h befcic 
th&' rich Grac6 of GOD. cbaf, 

♦ ' Q^ What was bis Sirt bright i 
y yf. flit Privltedge ano Prehc- 
nninen^e as being firfi born. 

a What did that Feiiy hfe. 
timeijbl ' • • 
• j9. HiJr Father's Blcffin-s. 
Q^ What icas the Reafon. 
' Jt.' i^ecaufe not regarding his 
Earthly Patrimony, GOD like^ 
wife fuE&rcd him to lofo die 




E S 

Benefit of hi» Heavvnly Ihheri* 
tance ; which w^is Spiritual Be- 
nediflion. 

Q: 50/i Es hv at laftfec ti's, 
ewn Error I 

4. No J but ran farther jn:<\ 
Error. 

6 tfuw ? * 

A By hating his Brother Ja- 

C0ByXXViu42. 

'. Q^ What uas the Virtue of 
Jacob? 

j1. Patience in giring Place to^ 
his Brother's Rage, and going t3 
fcek his Fortune inanothcf Cou^j- 
tiy. 

Q. Whither *vcent he ? 

ji» To Haran. to his Uncle 
Laban. (*) 

Q. What "xereliisVirtues there \ 



'AftfrAw%/kHKVCsTryal $f his f,4,ith, dnotlnrSa^rifite beinr proyidcd^ tlut he 
vnght faye hh Sony which was s Ham caugur hy the Hovm am^r.^ Tlimrns : S9 
ghat Smnfdiulate and fremms Lamh^ eyen Christ Jesus our L^rd, was crowned 
tuhb TWitf, and han^int Ufon tJjeCrofi, by his^edoui Deaths opened unto us the 
P$or of eternal Uie^ and made us capable $f tternalttje. Job. xix. I. Peu i. 
Siuh was the Loye ef Abraham a Father f unto God .- Suib was tin Loye of Gad a 
Patiar unto Man, that "ihty Jpafed net tbesrenly Sensj t^e onetypical/y te represent 
ihe ether .• The ether, that is, the only btgwen Son of Qed^ to die efiduaQy Jor 
Al^KAHAW, )tA4jC« and ail Mankind, Job. $, Gen. xi, 

X^) Jacobi ethilfiuMi hhTrayels at bethel, foM the Ladder that reached dawn 
frem heayen* G^n. »».' A^ter liis Seryttude tv/^/bLABAN for bu two Daughteas ; 
Racbabl andhnh«\ and at his Oefarture I^a^as fwfuid him, but at the 
Cowmandmtut oftKe Urd, he made a Leafue with blm^ Gen. gf. in Meunt Gilead, 

(in v^ich Country Blijah was taken up tntoJieayen in a fiery Ojariot. I. Xings 17. . 
L Kings 2. ) and wten be came wear to Penue], be wreftled with the Angel of 
^od. Gen. ^r* Me came loSkheiD, where hisOoi^bter UiNAh was rayifhed-, 

tfies the Heufe ef^ed^ 
tks ; Ephraim afia fikijT- 



Gcn« ^. and fe returned into his 9wn Ccuntryi 
fieiflQ is but 8 Miles frem Jerufalem Vmh^ and fs 



and formerly was caUed Lux, until the Dlyifiou of the 

}amin endi7i% in that tlace, it beeame'* a City^ and by Jacob called Bethel. Jer. 
xxvjii, 2y, Josh, xsu 18. avd vii. i8. *>//, in Ke/feit to tne Ladder -, then^ 
by tl^e Lord revewing the Coyenant, and the Coming «/ Christ. His fleecing in this 
ilaee ufm a Sfne, caufed if tir^ te.jbe buiU^ mtb the Name of 4^Thel. or tbe 
Boufe if God t So whvfoeyer feeks to hJtyeMternal Life, mufi re/i ufm tbe Comer 
S^ofie Christ Jssus, and ky Faith be ineerferated )rto the Church, which is. the 
Boufe of God i ofwhithy Christ is the Head, and by }-aith and Baftifin ourStuls 
dn made xayetbieto afcend into that heayenly Tabernacle^ ^flneh He hath prepares^ 

et aU them that belieye.JoH, 14. I am cli^ Wuy, the Truth. afi(} tiieLife ; no 
Aft Cometh tinro the Father, but by mc onfy. And with Jacob is ajfured of 
Ms Ladder ; well may he faj, purely the Lerdjhsvt Christ in this ^iace here^ 
is m^nt iuf tie Hoitfe ifdd^ and hnt it the Gate ofHeayen, Joh. xo. I am^ 
- • it.e*' 



E N 

* doing his 
fidelity in 



\4. Difigcnco' in 
Uncle Service, and 
no^ deceiving him. 
I Q: A//gi?/ fiot Jacob kave 
deceived L A b A n ^Seeing I. A b a w 
Jeceiv'd him ? . 
* j^. No ^ we niuft not be evil 
becaufe orhers are (6 

'\ Q. Ho:o aid GOD deal -xitb 
Lab 3n ? 

: j^ Hu profpered him for Ja- 
coB'sSakc. 

\ Qc. What w5r(?L A » ^ N 'i Vicei \ 
yf. Ingratitude andOpprefl^on. 
Q, lloie Kvas ke ungrateful ? 
jS. In upbraiding Jacob for 
his good Service 
* Q^ //(?:» did be i^pprcfs him ? 
/I. In !reblinghis Servitude by 
fr^uduicnt and cr^ftv Meuns. 
Q^ 'Did G a D 'deliver Ja > 

the Door, aivd v^fhiifocver cnrcrcth not 



E S t S. 15 

COB tfr i^/{ ? 

J.lcB, as Kc will • ^ll others 
that trufl in him, though a While 
he fcem to be far fiom them. 

Q^ W^hat tras tie Rewardiof 
jAcoB'i Tctiep<e avd trtie Ser- 
vice in the End i 

Jf Whereas when he came 
from his r^ther*s Houfehe had 
hut Qne Coat to his Back, ard 
a S^alf in hit Hand ; at his Rc;"; 
turn be was the Husband ot^t^o 
Wives, the Mafler of many Scr« 
vants, 2^nd the Owner of mu^h* 
Trcafurc, and ^divers Herds of 
Cattle. Chap. xxx. 4)* 

Qs 7)idfwt JticoBfear to re- 
turn into his own Count ry^ kticw-^, 
ing that his Brother Esau was 
bis Enemy .^ 

ji. No 



by mcy cannot cnttr into eternal lAfe, 
Jag b i» />w RetitrH homey faw the liftts and ^my ^fJ^'^h ^^kh bennderftood 
ti bej^gift'tntS' aZ0i>t/i hi i Brothtr hsAu whok he iedrga. Gen. 51. Andtuhen 
ke cam tfi Pcnuti, be heMd ^h A^mj^^n God ff^ e to hace.-^ Hi came to Bethlem 
Euphrata,/* Miles Sifiuthof Jeruiklcm, here tW Christ the Sjn of God bom ^ tho 
Bread of Life: And the ^'ord Jignifies, the Houfo of Bread. 

ufJfoui a ^liie from this Race, Rachael, jACOBi Wifew^f huried^ oyer vHm 
be Jet a flatdy Sepul.bre, made of twe/ye Marble Stones j vihtch are Jeen to this 
Dsy ufon the Ri^ht Hand of the H'of from tJcthelenl to Jeniiaicni ; and from, 
theme, all the Und tUreabouti i * tidUd the Land */Kachasl. iiere Hsroo 
hUied the innocent OnUren, Matth, 2. I^ R. 3 1. Ahmt a HUe South of Bethdem 
Randi tkefVatch-Tower of the Bethlcaitcs j, and hero the AngeittoJd the Siie^kerds 

-• — ••-'•'" ji ^ 

iTiaceofthat eatfed hdtTy was a Qaerch built , ealUd 
Mimorx of the Plaee. JHcreRuBBN lay mithUvLVAH^^ 
his Wfe. Gen. ?6. ' • . ' , 

After this Jaocb trayelled jie4ir rooo A^/m, ana vent into th Town ofOtiVia 
/ittli from K^yoT, and weas onto tUebiefOtp in the LandofGoiben ^ and there 
ha i»iit, dted^ apd wss bursed. Gen. 49. in Mamrc, by his So7i Joseph. 





eyerygood Man , contintieliyfirsying with Perfeyerance in Vr^yer^ fhall at temth oh' 
tain an ever laliinglE^e$'ng: for thhCaufevras Jacob called Uha^l^ that ij, 
iUo Prince of Ood^ iff, that JS(^ bad fnyailed whh God : So all thofe that belieye 
ift Christ, are called Princes of the Khigdom of Meayen % beeau\e by his Media^ 
tien^ they haye freydiUd mthGid, and are made Partakers of eyerlaflif^ 

I^BAH mat aTyfi of the eld MoCv^ Church » for that v>as o^preffcd and wta- 
ted ^cith the Late of MosBSj and bromftt forth Prief!s, Vtvites, Klngs^ a^d 
warlike FrPHtth by whisk the Bnfle ef tPe Jcyti bteame o^^reftd and wearted by 

etttream 



1(5 G B N 

A. No. 
Q,Why\ 

vf. Becaufc he knew G O D^ 
that had commanded hini to go^ 
wottid defend him. 

Q^ How did be depart from 
Laban ? ' 

A. Secretly, as by Stealth. 

Q^ Wkfy did be Jo ? 

A* For fear that Laban would 
detain his Wives and Goods. 

Q. Wbap did L^iban it ben 
, be knew it ? 

A. He pnrfued him with In- 
tents ot Injury, 
. O: ff^i^ reflraimd bim ? 

^ G O D that in a Dream 
charc;ed him not to (iflFend cither 
in Word or Deed. 



E S I S. 

Q. flow did his Prober Es k 'J 
reeewe bim ? 

A* Lovingly, like a Brother. 

Q. Wbat 'ivas tbc Virtue of 
E s A in that ? 

;/, He thought it a bale and 
unnatural thing to keep Envy al- 
ways in his Stomach toward any 
one, much lefs toward his o^n 
Brother. Ckap* xxxiii, 4. 

Q^ IVbere lived F s a u and 
%}is "Boflerity ^ ( t )" 

A. Upon Mount Sier^o callM 
of the King of that Name j af- 
ter war Js !•> a u*s fourteen Son» 
dravo out thcIJorriteSyVLud it was 
called £dom $ of E s A u, JEda- , 
mites^ Gen, xxv . 

Chap. 



fxtrcaTfjtahcurs, and "at length vert nlftrahly txtift^ui/hed : As in Act?, the 
Law of Mos'ts was a?i tntoilerabl: an.i trou^lepujje Burthai, But Rat bad, fifr» 
i'lfies aShecff, ard is a T.fe an^^p^ of theCi^unh of God in the NevfTtpamevt, 
JoMn 10. My Si%e, p he^r my Voile and tullovv me, and.I will ^ive them 
rternal Lifr. Sheep are na-iuraliy ^dtient and peace akky fo are fueh that feek 
/i/fer Christ. J.*al« '^a$ nothing fo fair^ hut much more fruitf-A ; Rachad 
was nothing fo fruitful^ hut a great deal fairer, Leah was the Mother of 
Bfu'yAr.An^ vyh:ch J.grnftes Somw ^ R-tchael, #/ Jyfcph, who rvas a Type^of CufiiS'i • 

( t ) <'fau tr.iycUed from Mcu^n Sier, where he andhis Pcfferitj dwelt, to Vtnuti^ 
So Milef^ to meet his Brother Jicof>j wlnre the Jtn^uiar CiyUhy ana Humihty 
of JaoW> icvyara kiin^ is wortfry Qbferya'fon } fuch as hecometh eyery Man^ 
'lkX*\Jk felng thi^ hhid Reference ef his Brorher^ {tho* '»f xeas determined to do hint 
yicitn^e) n»t:tshlmy takes him ahcut t9)e Tfeck^ hfgins towtef^ ard kijfed Inm* 
Such rvas tiuir J'-v*, that they both we^twithfoy,^(3tn, 33. andK{2.\\ returned 
in TeacetoSitT^ in the Tear of the World izo6, when both were ahout 89 Years 
of Age, . ^ 

£Un. fignifies d Va^Qr^-and ua^ fo railed i^ the Enemies of the Ourtby eoiomring 
ihffrfelres nd with tke Blood of theGtd/y..* For mt ircl>ecca had in her IPomk ' 
ti»o 5( w, 1 . e. Kfa': and JjcoIj *, one (etfUjn^ly reprobated^ the other eloped ; fo in toe 
Chisch tltre arr jcund two Sorts of Ttople, G^d and By it ; fome are wttked and 
tmjieus^ Cnumners of God's Word^ and Ferfecutors of the Churchy as after thePufie^ 
nty of EUu^ivfff, But th re are others that are the faithful Chiidren of God i 
that h^fe tirtu^h the Afedirticn of our hkffed Saytour^ to he made Heirs efeyeriaf^ 
infr Happhsfjf^ and be cr^e^ned with him in his Kit^dont^ ^ith the Crovm tfOiooy 2 
So that hevi' tlte Saying of cur Sa riyur may be yeriped^ The Hrft (bali h9 lail, and 
the Ja(t dmli be tiiH. For Et^v was the Eldefi^ yet toft his Birth-rightu amd 
J«. ob the Twri^fi, yet got the Bteffing, 

JiK?ah, wlio frtyaitid upon his Brethren to f pare hisBrofher^s Isfe, and to feUbim 
to tin ffhinaehrcs, married the Daughter «>f Chananei, in the Twm ef Odulb, 
i9hifi h^me wa9' ic\u*h ; and had two Sens thtre^ Gcr and Onan ; from whence 
he went to Tm'.nai] to fhtar bis Simp, and committed Inced with hUbau%ht€r fn 
law Ttianna^ when (be way abtut :.C Tsars ^ Age^ Aiiao Mundi ii^% kftre 
CHfti»», ki%f Tsars. 



GENE 

Chap. XXXI \^. to L. 

Q. Now VI any Sous bud 
J \ con ? 

A. Twelve. 

Q^ U^hich of tkoje T'-'Xiht 
were a Figure of Chrili ? 

A Joseph. 

Q. Wherein ? 

^. in being fok! by his own 
Brethren. 

Q^ What learn yau by that ? 

Ji. That in all Ages, after 
GOD ha(| promifed the M£s* 
SI A. H to Ap A.M, he never ccas'd 
by Word and Deed to fignify 
his Coming. 

Q. Why did J L CO z *j Sons 
ell their Brother J o « e r » f 

jt. For Malice, in that Joseph 
prophefied by Dreams his Btfi- 
thers fhouldbe his Servants, and 
bow to him. 

Q.. Wiby did<i0 7) fuffer 
JosEFH*s/i&rM Sretbren to fin 
againft htm ? . . 

jf. Becaulehe had much good 
to him, and them, and their Pof- 
tei:ity> to draw from fhence. 

.Q^What other Sins did they 
r\inmto hefides ? 

>f. Miirdarand Diffimulatioa. 

Q. fllwtf 1 

' jf. They intended to have 



SIS. ly 

iliiti their Brother, but that 
J u D A H diflwaded theml 
chap't xxxvii. a^. 

Q^ How did they dtjfemble ? 
A* In telling their Father that 
their Brqthcr was fl^in by wild 
Beads Ver. %%. 

Q^ What were the Fruits of 
thejc Sins i 

A. They procured Difquiet of 
Confciencc in them{clvc8, and 
Tears to their old Father, whom 
they thought rather to have 
comforted.* Ver. 34. 

Q.' Did this "Policy of theirs 
fre the more prevent tbB Sab" 
je£iion which thev feared i 

A^ yioi GOD profpered 
Joseph, and gave him Favour in 
the Court of Bgypr. 

Q^ With whom ? 
J. With Potifhar, 
Pha&oah*$ chief Steward. 

Q. How did Jo t m F 'h Jbew. 
himfelf there to be the Servauf 
ofG OJ). 

A. In refifting the Luft of 
Po rr z r H A a's Wife.. 

Q. What is the Nature of 
Zu(l, being refifted ? 

jf. It grows impudent, and 
outragejous foon after. 

Q>. Siew an In/lMoe i 



; CWuflam, i9«M 8 SM^^. /f , fr§m JerttTalcm, in the Triife of Jadah ii Here Da« 
yid hUhimfeif frimtbeFurytifMMl^ tn dCaye^ I. Sam. 2i. rwbith tons mlkH 
•f the Fai^ul, who beiw fubjea to ^e Wam^tiei and Wferin of tins Hforldt and 
ferficutedjat Righteeufnefi Sake^ are rM^ mib Davidt to fiek Hoies mndCa'uu 
to defend thm Jrom thttf wicked Perfeeuters. ^ 

a:iinnah ties betvfeo Jud^h 4iiiDan, 6 Miles fr<m Jeruralem, V.W* feituaH 
in Af o»ffr Ephrain)) MU iy Jofliua $ and vhen tifo Children 0/ Ifrael inyaM 
Canaan, he had much ado to win 7/ ; And for his Valmr tbtyga-n it to him, and 
kis Fofierity, and here te lyetb buried. Jufli. 24. tf/r^ fliatnpfon mamed hi Pfife^ 
and iy the Way kiUed the lyon, T«d. 14* This is a T^fe of the Chtercb, wherein 
CeraisT Z ei\j% the tmSotiaoA^fs the Head ^iUuminminT the iam hy the Mgbe' 
(fining Beamt of his Goffek the Uftre whereof hath gom threMhcut the whole Pfortd., 
When Jof eph.wflit to fiekhis Brothers 64 MUs. at Dothan, a My in the Tribe 
4^«iiaflett]« 44 M^^Sarth s was tbeujt into an empty Diteh. and foli 'fo iha 
2iilm|«Uc(l, Ctl. 17. Aff £Uas thefrofhtt being If^ged ky t^jSymah fiawede 



i8 , G E t^ 

J. P o T I fukK*$ Wife, 
when fhe (aw Jose p h wou'd 
.not yield to hcr,accu(ed hioAxhat 
>l)e would have ravi{h*4 her, 

Q. Z>/V (r O iZ) ftifcr her 
Acctifationto take plac^ i 

j9. Yes, Jofeph was imprifonM* 

Q. ift ieifig gttilrlefs, wby 
fiouM G O.Dfuffer that Wrong 
to be laid upon bim f 

J. For two Caufes. 

Qi Wbkb be tkey ? 

J. Pirft, tkat by his ftrangc 
Delivery he might have greater 
ckufe to glorify G O D 5 Second- 
ly, To make his leud Difgracd 
the higher Promption. 

Q. How was f o 8 E t H *- 
lii}eredf 

A. By interpreting the King*i 
Dreams. ; 

(^ Ihw ivas be advanced i 

A. He wat made Ruler over 

AiBgift. 

Q. what was the "Plague God 
Uid otMsBretbernforjelUf^ bimf 

^. They were opprefied with 
a mighty Famine. Cbap.nVu 54. 

Qi Wbitber cam tllfey fir 
Succour I 



E S I S^ 

A. To their Brother unkno^nl 
Q^ fVbat Reverence did they 

fiew unto bim i 

A. They kneeled unto him^ 

and called him Lotd. Q?^/. ^iiv« 

. Q^Tfbat Virtues do we If^arn 
by tbe JBxamflesofl s e p rt !» 
bis bigb Aktbority f 

A- Three. 

Q. Which bfi tbeyi 

A' Charity, Clcmencyi sind 
Humanity, % 

Qi How was h^ebaritabk I , 

A^ He relieved his Father and 
Brethren with Corn freely, and 
without Recompence. Cbaf. 
jfliii 25. ' . 

Q^ Haw wasbegtntle i 

A- In pardoning the Wrongs 
that his Brerhrcn had done him* 

Q^Wborein wai be bumble I . 

A* In not defpiing. his Fa- 
ther and Brethren, poor Shep- 
hords of Canaan^ though himfelf 
were the fecond Perfon in M^yft j 
and in fending for his Father to 
be Partaker of his Happinefi. 

Qj 3)id 1 l\ o B com 
tbitber I >• Yes, 



tihisSenant, tbeHof^ »f Avgdsthat difqfiid himlitih th^ChsHoi 9f ftpt. Sec, 
11. Kings 16. vhicb anchni Oiich nrnminHfo m Ms Day. Atardmg t§ Solomon* 
One Gener4tioa paOekh. stid anbther cooMth^ bile thft £anh cndurecii 
tor ercr, 

lofeph, Mti^ foUtrihilihmttlitest W4t tanltd fZain^ sr Tanis, thi M« 
tf9polit 9f^^tt.4tnd fold ^0|^(iphir, ?h^T&s Chief SfemanL AstbisOif^k^ 
ptfemtihk Fdiber mnd Brtthren to Phtioah : Hi »eni M Ony« t6 MUts^ ofid fwaf. 
Tud hii Pgfhot's Mt(fi^, and ( bdf^pch mmo Dt4th ) doftd ms Eju. Ht rtturmd 
f Tanis, ^nd from thtnn went 4t%ain to Oiiy, mhb a snot Gitm^Mmjf ofBorfn 
^nd Chariots, freparti^ anhonourahlo fameralf^ hu9JtM^% and wem MAtadL 
£. of Jordan 140 AUts^ sud then bt madigftai tstmtntdtim fof tbt Diath if l»s 
Fmther,fg>eHlhiyi. Oen.fQ. 7%# X<4/m oifr/ J )Ceph mmtbutfar ahout^wao ie» 
cAif/e hi went nrtth fuch a Comfany Hwatd Wtbtovj that tht Idum«an$, thro^gk 
mh«fi Country he IbonUhaye j^mc, mield not fi^or him f Pafs thkt Wtn. fiandtm^ 
tn rear of his IWrr / Httanuto H<im>ti, 40 W^es tncrt^ tbi MttroftUs •»/ tbe TriSk 
•f Jiidak, ne«r to which fio§d tho dtMt C^tw, in tbe fWt «/ Mamre, wUte Jacob 
w%s huried^ :and mtnrned f« ligypc^ mhieh mas in mil akoyg 1909 Mileh ' and, 
^heefet up aft^telj 4eadem/fir eA £^pt, at HtUopolit, and fkta taiaeagnim 
to T^niu " ' \ .'-» 



G B N 

Jf. Tcs^ and died there. 
Q. What, do we learn by 



£ S I S. 



»^ 



l^is 



^eath ? 

A. To defiic of G 1) to i\t 
as lie did. 

3.How^tm$th(itt 
:.' Paying, blelfing, and re- 
liearfing the gfadous Benefits of 
G O VXha}. xxxriii. j. 



* Qj What Zeal badP^ A&o Aif , 
beir,%an Infidel^ toward bisldola^ 
irHis VrieftSj more tbdn many 
Cbtiftiansy now a dayiy have to- 
ward the true Mini fiefs of thi 
Etennal G02)% 

A He did notdiminiffi their 
Church Livings, Cto/.xlvii. %%. 



t 



E ic 0- 



Stm h the Froprii Efat. Omx 19. ealUii 
dndfitt and afhtlffrtm ZoarVr TaniK 



Heliopolisy fgnifies the City of fht i 
Irhcri, 224 jr/% f . ff. /r#m /erufakm 

? »f' aj£oodiy Cf(y, dftd in Times pafi the Kings 9f Kftyft ke^tjhetr Court ihetf. 
In tjH4 AFidemft9as.taugh Jiftnwmy^ Cofm^raphy, ami many tther Uheral Art9 
ffnd Sciences, vHh great Care and Diligence 5 butprincipa&y DMnity^fas Munltcr 
r-w/^ and had many Benefits and My Hedges. Hire dwele Diotvi i\\^ the Aicopagice, « 
Student of Athens, mhaatfuch Timt dt eirfayiour Quum n^asennfied^ atNohn 
T'^^J^ ^^^ *'*'^ <^«»/ii the WuH) feeing the Sun totally darkened i faid ta 
|p»/ ^fcr ApoltophiB,* Eifhcr th^God ofFfaturft fuffercth, or che Fabrick of 
*^* y.°™ !* ^^^^^^^ The faid Dionilius was aftermardj conyertifd h the 
^f9file?2al, in the Gty of Athens. * .^ ,s 

JoCephwas sTyMjf CnMtisr ydyers H^aysi VirSf, iv JofcphV CeaU *«>r </ 
^yttts Qdeurs, teas deppfd intd thei. Blood of Goats\ AChrist, ieing y^ryVti, 
fMhtg tpmhm tleUmian mtnre, and fprhkled whh the Blood oT^i^ ^^pei. 
^Woauls, (beini the LamB of Gdd,fiain for the $in$ of the l^orldi was alfo modi 
ehm^ahle^ and ^diytnCeiwrs. Again^ asjolnrh vas fent by Jacob to fkek hh 
Mretbmt^ fi Qmnr was feni hv Ood his father to ftek the M Sheep of IfrieK 
vhteh aeeoirdft^ tojhe Piefi were his Brethren. Ma^. 1 JT. As the Brethren ef JoCnfii 
htre hu greate/hEnemtls by WordT and Deedk, htcaufe of his modefi Declaration 
^h,s Dreams 5 /• tWews, the Brethren of .Chri$t, perjecuted h'm. mockedhink 
nlts^'^'d'ti^n^^^^ *''''*^' ^^«/#^ h^rnjelf to be^gooi Aian, and 
^\^^z^!J^i}^^l^)}}^^ ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ #t wj^» Jafeph was foid'hyjijiih^ 



were of the Smk ffjort^.^he one being ^dmyed Iremlfhm^thtbe Sonef Abrtil 




iotheFUi^^ tnteffta to their Nation. The Diference wa* in theMeeiloft^ 
tkelype beini ^d but for xo Pieces of Silyer^ Christ the SubJfancefM a} |o. 




E X D U S. 



Chap. I. to XlV. 

Qwcflion. . 
t(/tit is this Book. called 

d. This Word figniflcs faf- 
fing, or going forth, I'hc Back 
coAitains^ the Karration of the 
ifraelitei PalTice our of i5i5^/^ 

Q. Wk^y dtdG O T( brtn^ the 
Hcvfe rf Ifrael into Eg} pt ? 

^. Per two Caufes. \ 

Q.micbietheff . 

jf. f irft, ny ihcw the Trath of 
his Word 5 for he had faid to 
Abraham, They fliould be 
Strangers from the Land of 
(Q0man^ th^ Space of four hun- 
dred Year5^ and fttfiier mucb 
Oppreffion.(?^v.xvir. 14. Second- 
ly, To have firOccafion to fhew 
his Love toward them, and the 
b^tc'r to train thefti up in thu^ 
Knowledge and Pear of Him. 

(l^H<yw cumeit topafi tBefi 

^vers eppTifidh&re mEgypt, con- 

fdertpg'the gp^dEntcrtainmtHV 

^t hey had atfif^fl f > • 

J. The Continuance of Tiin© 



bad worn out the Fame and Re^ 
membrancc . of J o « e p H, b.> 
Reafon that nutiy Kings, had 
reigned finc« the firft Ph a& aoh, 
ana now the Children of Jfirael 
were n^gktily increafed. 

Q: //ow were they iMCreafed\ 
^. ^ H. From feventy Perfona ( for 
tfiat was the whole Number of 
them at their firft Comiiifg } to 
many Hundred Thoufands. 

Q,JZ)ii^ that make the Kift 
npine i^ainff them i 

^. For tw6 Cauftf . 

d^mich be ^*f /- . tt^ 
A FirtJ.ih i^ardoftheitRd- 

KgiOK, arid next fearing leaftflw^r 
Multitude fcftuld eudai^ his 
Govcmiwttt. Lh^h iOi< , 
Q. mm did iefiik fo o£fr^ 

tkem\ • ^, 

J. Fou!^ Manner of Wiiys. 

Q^Wbicbietbe^f- j 

A. Firft, in making Slaves qSL 

thenii an4 next in going about ta 

murder thekMcn-ChH&en; 



Ohf In the Tear oi the World 2411, and before Christ iTf4 $ W« (l^eiog 
then afjOTi' 40 Years old ) HM pat of M^t intQ the Land of iM/i/4ii, marrlpa 
2^/wrf^ rhc Diuglirerof Hue/. Exod. j. He returned to Thams m Efytt, iQ^ 
>1ilc% IJjfprf. xii. 1;?. from whence he went with th« ChUdren oklftail to 
Fan?efs, an^ fo m *fiIJ they came to Hahinth, and then v^lTed thro* the Mki- 
tlic ot the Red Sea, and travelled three Days thrcf the Wilderneft of Etham^ 
wft^ng Themfelves at Hsrah; and there Mofis threw a Piece of Wood into the 
Vater, bein^ bitter, arid prefently it liccams fweft as foon as the Wood 'was 
tl lo^irn in, Ex9d, if. Jfumh, 5?. Tljey camcag^in. and retted by thcRedSe^ 
ii d from ihcacc went to the Wildciiiierf pf Zm^ wncfi it raincC Manna. frofi 

Hearen, 



B X O 

CJLi Wherein confined their 
Se^vitudei 

A* In . making, of Brkk, car- 
r)in^ of Burdens, and other Sla- 
very, ChaJf.Ki 5. 

Q^ How ,did )f H 4 R O A H 
go ab lit to murder their Mea- 
Cbilaren ? 

A. Two Manner of Wayp. 
Qjtfhich be they f 
Ji^ Firft, Secretly j in coxn- 
tnanding the Midwives at 
their Hour of Birth to deflroy* 
them \ but they not obeying hU 
Comoiand, he fell,fccondIy, into 
a morCppen and violent Prafticc. 
Qj How was that ? 
if« He commanded his owq 
People, that whcnfoevcr they 
kca*d of the Birth of an Hebre^w 
Man-Child, they fhould take it 
from the Mother, and caft it into 
ihe River. Fer* ii. 5. 

Q^ How durd the Midwives 
difobey the King's EdiEl \ 

A. iiccaufc fas' all GODN 
Servants ought to do ) they fear*d 
0.0 D more than any Earthly 
Pcjfon. 



B U S. ai 

Q^Whatfeewe commndabh 
in the Mid^^ives f 

A' rear of G O D more tbati 

of P H A R A H. 

Q. What difconJtnendable % 

J. Untruth^ fecking by cfi| 
Means to iave the Children. 

CL Were the Number of tbf 
<Peopie by thefe cruel "TrcceedifJgs 
lejfened and dminipjed ? 

jf. No 5 the more they vexed 
t1iem,the more they multiplied, 
T^er. 12. 

Qj. What do we learn by that ? 

^. That no Tyranny can ex- 
tingaifti the Church of GOD, 

i^How didG 0!D deride the 
Malice rffn a ro ah ? 

J. In caufing him to cherifh 
and bring up, even in his own 
Court, that Hebrew Child, ^ h^cU 
afterw^d proved to be his Del - 
iruftion, and the Deli^rance of 
theChiWren of ffraeL 

Q; Who -was that ? 

^. M • E f . 

Q^ How was hefreferved ? 

4i. When his Mother b id hid 

him three Months from the Ty- 

' E z . ranny 



Heivcn, JSmmj. jt. They went toKa^hiim, and there Afj/« ftruck the Rock f 
and piefedtly the Water ilTued forth : From thence they came toMo\intS«4s 
anU-therc God gave the Comma tuiments, £««i 19, and 20. They came from 
thence to the Graves of Concupifqcnce, hecaufe there the Children of Ifrael 
murmured againft God f«>rFIefti, and lo 1 it rained C^iails into rhc Camp, 
liumb. SI. ami came to Haiuroth, where MirUm^ Mofes and Aaron'i Siller was 
ItrucJc with Leprofy, Numb, iz and io through 'near twenty more Towns 
and PJUoesi 'till they came to Mount H^^, as God commanded, where Aaron 
^iedt, AaA lad of aH, having- travelled through iT or lo mare Towns, and , 
Dveroitne tiie Amoritts at feveral P.aces, Nwnb, ^, Deut^ z, beiidts the 
taking of feveral Town J, orerthrew KiogQ^ and his Army at Bxfan^ &c. he 
fcturoed bacJc ro the FjeW of the Mmbitei^ by which Field lyeth the bigh 
HiiJ B{g4t^ where Jfaf^i died, Vtuu 34. Th's HiU is 140 Miles Eaft of Jeruja^ 
Um^ aodtabout i^o Miles TtaveJJmg of Afo/Vi from Hot where Aa'vn d>aWa 

• Mouarain.of theliiiiffi44iii| 80 Miles £vom JtmfaUm ^. \^. The King of the 
€anA4^mteu who dwck at a To>vn called Af^id, cijoa che Borders otfudea^ hear- 
ing that Aaton wasdeid^ Invaded the jfevs with a great Army, and took fnany 

- Captives: But after, the i/rWiW, to revenge this Injury, took aad dcftroyed 
many of their Citiesi putcmg them to the Sword* From 



Sit 

fanny of the Kinft, and could 
hide him no loneer^ fhc put him 
ijpto aBafkct. made of Reeds, and 
Ictl? by the River. 

Q- Whdf became of him there ? 
A. King P H A & o A h's 
laughter walkbg that Way, 
found him, and put him to be 
zmrfed of his own Mother, Ci&^^ 
ill. a. 

Q. «Zw/ afpeareth in this ? 

^.The Providence of G O D, 

Q^ Wherein ? 

A* In that no human Policy 
can hioder that which He hath 
once determined/ 

Q^ Ucm was Moses fir ft 
made known to the People 9 

A. By the Slau^ter ol an 
^g%ptian \ 

Q. What befelhiip afier h^ had 
killed him? " '"' . ^ . '* 
' yj. He was forced to 'fly into 
the Land of JHiatian. 



EXODUS. 



Q. Wbofuccoured hisp th^re b 

A. J'lC THRO, and gave him 
his Daughter in Marriage. 
' Q, W^u Trade of i]ife' did 
M os'ii s tife ? 

/f. Keeping of Sheep. • 
' Q. Itiow did G0 2J appear 
rt? M O S E 8 ? 

A' Ir a fiery Bufli* ver. a- 

Q. ^id the Stip burn ? 

A* Hcsj but did not conftfmi. 

Q: In that Senfe, what dotb 
it reprepnt unto tts ? ^ 

A, The Church of G O », 
which ihoiftld fuffer Perfecutioh; 
but never Subvcrfion. 
. i^merefore did G02) appear 
twto Moses? 

-r^. To fend him forth for thp 
Deliverance bf his People 
"Q. What mt/ved him thereunto | 

J^.^wo Things. 

O. Which he they \ 

A.lhe 



From Mount H,r to HuTisrfitbf x^* Miles, and then co the Graves of Concu« 
pi kciice, S Miles, and i6JiQm Moum Sk![4i, Ai% trpm fnUfaJt^ South. Herp 
thcChiWrtn oi Ifrdel'luiWng after Meat \5c re fed with Quail Van^i foi-chcir 
Difobcdicnce died mifLiably, and che Wradi of the Lord Was Jcindied againft 
tlitm, and he llruck the uncrinolt Pai ts of their C»mp with Fire from Heaven, 
and confumcd tl^cin. Numb. n. This Place laid 8 Miles from Sinai ^ and 
here rhe Law ^which vve call the Ten Commandments ) was given, - It is Ih 
rilled Ltcaufc cf thcBtiihes and Thorns that grew in that Places for Senacb 
iignihts a Buih, htly caiied» bficaufe liKe THorns they pricJc and vex thebeaici 
mild Confciehces of vcickcd M^ii. It is alfo called Haret otChareh, which Mouii^ 
, tain in the upper J*art has two Tops 5 that to the Welt is cahcd Horeb, thas 
to the EaU Sinai .* In the Miildlc there fiood a Monadry of the Order of 8c 
Catharine, with plcafant Gardens,- CS^c. but by rhe InciirIion| of che ^rtf^'tf^i. 
It IS become ruinated ? Emperor Jujiinian was the Hrlt Founder Hienxif j ani 
there are yet fume few poor Monies' which get their Living by their Hands ik 
the Dcfcns thereabouts, and they fay here Itcod the Guldeji Calf, Ex^d, 31, Ami 
titty ihcw a leuncl Stone lying there, where they fay Mofet brolcc the two 
Tables" rtm were j>iv«u h/ra I y God, On the left Side of th( Quire (landa 
the Chapel of St. Man 0/ the Uufli, where they Ihew tU Place of thefiuiA 
in 'Which God appeared unio iJ/tf/ei; and, to give Grace to their Superftitionr, 
aUthat ent^r mult pull off theii Siockings and Shoes. There is another Place 
wheic th(5y fay GoU commanaed Mofts to bring up Aaron^ Nad4b^ and AJiibtt 
witfc ftim, and the Seventy Elders j with many luch JfXe Stories to deceive 
TjfavcJJers, and to get Mon^y, There is a Mofqoe of the Satacens^ wheie they 
often coree ioviritSt.C4»i?4r/ii«*5t Here is to be fecn the Cave inhere £/'>•* 
pelted when the Loxd (pai^e uiuo hixn, I. ^'^i^r, i^. i Mo; 



«3 

ceive fbeir Jktej^e t 
ji. With attentive Ear«. 
Q. l9^Jbat Finues do five iearu 
of the ^9QpU after tbey had 
beard the Words of Mosbs I 
A. Two. 



B X O D V S. 

if. The Remembiance of his 
Covenant made with ABaAHAM» 
and the Sighs aivd t^ies of the 
"ffo©r ijfr4ie//w that daily pJercd 
tlie Oates ot Heaven. Qbaf. li. 

Q. What Comfort do ive receive 
from thence T 

jf. An /^flurance that GOD him what lie faid ; and Tl^ankf- 

willliear our Prayer in Time of gi/ing ia f raifing GOD, Ijnce ij 

AfH'ifiion, if we call upon him. pleafc^ tlim ib look upon, their 

Q. Why did GO Z) fend Tribulation. Chaf. iv.' 51. 

M o 8 £ 8 to P H A R o A H, fh What Ftces are we admo^ 

^•jobenteknew he wmldnot Jei' nilbed to beware oJ^bytbeE)i- 

tknemgo? ^* ' ' amfle of Puakaoh i 



Q. Which he they ? 
A.^ Faith, in that they b 



believed 



A: That he might leave him' 
ihexcufable, to revenge the Op- 
pf eiBon of his People, manifeft 
his ourn patient Forbearance^ aQ4 
Coodneis 5 declare his Power* 
and more engag^ the JfiraeliteSy 
to liimfelf. 

Q. iDid Moses obey the Qj»- 
mandment of GOI) about bit 
U^eturn wjto Egypt ? 
"^ A^ At the fiift he was 
ddttbttul. 

Q, Wherein ? 

JfT Of Uis ownSiifHciency, and 
Incredulity of the People/ . 

Q^ HowdidG07)'jireft^tbe?$ 
him I 



A. Obftinacy of Heart, in 
contemning the Preaching oT 
Mosfs. T. 

<J. Jn bow many RtffeSs 
was "Ph A E Ao H objliuate i 

A. In Four Refpefls. 

Sr Wbicb be tbey I 
r Firft/In not granting Mq- 
8Es*s Requeft j Secondly, Iq 
comparing the Power of hi8 
Sdothfeyers and Conjurers, with 
the Power of G O D. Cbaf. vii. 
I a. Thirdly, By imputing th« 
Defire which GOD's People had 
toTerVe himi as the Wicked ak 
ways will, to be nothrng elfe but 
a Difpofition in them to be idle,> 



A. By adjoining A a eon to Cb^p. iil9» Fourthly, Not only 
affiit. him, and givinig:, them iq retaining them ftill in his 
Power to confirm their wcflage, Country, but doubling th«ir Ser* 
by forking of Miracles. vitude, Chap, v, d. 

Q, How did the Ve o pk ^g- ^^ Q. How, 

Not i^t from it i$ the Cliff of the Rock where Mofis Ctood by God's Appoia-^ 
tncut when he pafsM by, and he faw his bacJc P^rts, ExotU ^3, A little bejoui: 
that, on the Top of MoUni Hartb^ is a little Chapel that harh au Iw>n Door 5 
the Keys are kept by the Monks of Su<aiharinih. In this Pifoe they Uy 
Mofis received che« two Tables of Stone whereou the Commandmems were 
wtincn by the Finger of God, E»od, ^4. In here aJfo Traveilers mufl enter 
i)ar^Mbof,'«nd calling themTelves upon the Garth Itifs ic About 17 Paces frotl> 
this,, they ihew the .Cave whcreia lf»/iri Med Forty Days and forty Nlghcs; 



t^ : . , \ $ X o p V s. 

A. To tcacli ttie fecnefiis of . 6 How did he profper i 
God to their Poftcrity ' "^ * . it .. ' •'^_ . 



Q:. JVberem confifis, their 
Watchftilnejs f 

jf. In that*they attended all 
Kight/or the Hour 6f their De- 
parture, Chap. xii. 50. 

Q^ «^Aiif do thevgivemjo 
Vnderflanfl ffjy thatf 

^* TtjJs, that jis they minvucly 
waited upon tfie Iipr4 for^'their 
Dcriverj^ce out pf Pondage, to 
go to the Earthly .(ii««»: So 
ought we continually to attend 
and make ,odrfclve$ ready to 



ji* As all malicious Perfbni 
commonly do. 

Q^ How is that ? 
^ a: He and all his Mailed , 
p<!rifhed in the Place where he 
fliought to have been their Over- 
throw. 
(^Wiere was that t 
Jl.ln the Red'S^d .?. * 
Qj, What was the Sin rftbe 
9eopl^ in that d^kce \ 
. jfs Weakn^O of Faith. ' ; 
Q. How^was that 7 
A^ Kotwithft^nding* their 



our Paffagc out of this miferable ftrange . iDe'Uverance ot late 
A^orld, to the Heavenly Canaa^ff Vet when they (aw the Red'-Aa 
cf perpetual Joy and Ha|>piT>cfi . befofc them, and the Biyfptians 

Chap. X;iy; to XlT ^^^'^^.J'^ ?«4^ ^»^^^ 

^ Qi Aft^ IfracPj Departure^ 

,mclfatVke do we note fiirmved 

in P^^aL R o AH f 

' ^.. inveterate Malice, which 

£:]dom dies but with the ^Kui^ 

of hittf ip «wbom it abides. 

Q. Hem did it Weak forth ? 

• jrf. By preparing a mighty Hoft 

to follow the^iffZ/w, Chap, xiv. 

Q^Por what Intent ? ^..^ .^^, .^^..^ 

A. To be revenged[up^ them, T^efore be punified them ! 
arid quite' deftroy tbein. A* Four. 



diflruft the Power of O © D, 
and \o rail upon M o s e s. . 

..Q;^ How were thev aelivered^ 

^yA. Moses divided the Watery 

and they pafled through. F^. kr^ 

Q:. How way GO'J) honoured 

by. P.H A RO A. H,? 

A. Ashg w\i;i fee. oFall Ms 
Enpfnbajvin flieir Dcftruftion. 
\(^How n^anjf Timel didtt^ 
ICraeiites miirmur4gm^ GO 2) 



From this to Zin was ?i Miles Inbrs. The (jb^Hs 'h^i Mahnif ffefei Heaven 
arc a Type of our Saviour Jasui Cmrist, .that heat«nly Manna wkich raifeth 
ifi onto eternal Life. J^hnS. From thenoe hiclnta Maraht aDefart whei« M^es 
made the Water (weet by throwing in Wood, there are zi Wells, and 7 Palm 
a'rccs, Exod. 16. Numb, 33. TheMyftcrv whereof is, when AtUm and Eye had 
cjiren of the forbid den Fmif, they Uought Bitierncft through all the WorlcT, '«» 
the Bittcmcfs of Sin and Dcach ; But God ihewed nntoifo/ei anofticrTrec,. 
tiiat is, pur Lord Jbsui Christ, who being thrown into ihclC^ateirs of Bitter* 
nefs, Affliaions, <:*ianriities, Mifcries, yea the Deaeh npon the Crofs for our 
Sakcs and Sins ; undfeiwcnt thcCurfe of the Law, that f?> taking 'away the 
ttttcrneff, we mighf U made.capablc of flat fwtct and delegable Pbce of 
Eternal I ife, Thij Pefart lay 80 Miles fiaiB Tha»»s in JE£y>^ and 140 fr^m MfZ 
dim, \^ here he cme to bit firother Aatw^ £«(m^ 4. ffom tktc^ or Slnmi 6a 
Milts, EKtii, lu. 7, - ' iStHm 



B X 

(^lAVhich be tjoey \ ' 

A. Firil, at the Red-Sea, 
X^hap xiv Second, At the Waters 
of Marcib^ Chaf. xv. 24.. Third, 
?W'kcn they wanted Flefh, Chap. 
xvi; 1 5, 14. Fourthly, When they 
Wi^ntec^ Water, Chaf.%'^'u:. 6. , 

Q^ What do we /earn ky this f 

A. I'he exceeding Sufferance 
ofGOD, and exceeding Sin* 
fulneft of Man. 

Q. H(rx did GOD deliver 
Them at all tbefe Timet 1 -^ 

J, With great AdrtiiMtioTl. 

Q. Ho-w tvas that ? 

J. The firft Time, He di- 
vided the Red-Sea ; at the Se- 
cond Time, He made the bitter 
Water fwcct j at the Third, He 

fave them Qjjiails and Manni 
rom Heaven j at the Fourth 
He made a Fountain of Wafer 
j^u|h out of an hard Rock. 
• Qi How did they -. cffend the 
Tijth Time ? 

^. More gre vioufly than before. 
Q. Hov) was )bat * 
j3. They made ajgolden Calf^ 
and worfhipped it for G O D. 
,,- QJfbat moved them to make 
.ib9 Hkenefs qfft Qilf, rather than 
My, other' Creature .\ 
*' A* The Corruption which 
they learned amangft the Egyf* 
fiOfBtf who did worfliip Oxen 
and KiQc. 

2 A DfdQodnowpuniSt them 7 
r Tcs, r and "time I think ) 



D V fi. 27 

\vhen they did utterly forfak^ 
Him 

Q. Wbut was their TiiniA- 
metiv ? 

4. Three Thoufand of thcrii 
were flain with the Swords of 
their own Brethren, Chap* xxxU. 
ti. ■' • •. 

CL Wotildnot GOT) utterfy 
ba^e deflroyed them ? 

J. Ics, but for the Prayer of 
M o « fi s. 
Q^ What was his Grayer ? 
\,4, He defired his Name might 
be rather blotted out of the Book 
ot Life, than God fhould quite 
root put that Kation, Chap. 
Jtxxi. 3X. ' ' 

Q: What do we learn iy that ? 
^ A* The Love and Care which 
all good Magiftratcs ©ught td 
have over their People. ^^^ 

Q^ Where was Moses wmrr 
this O fence was committed \ 
A* Upon Mount Sinai* 
Q^WasnothisAbfenceinfimi 
jpH t catife of their Jdcldtry ? 
A. lesJ 

Q^ What gather you by that ? 
A. That the Want of good 
Guides maketh Men to run into 
Error. 

Q^ What did Moses f//c;; 
Mount Sinaf ? 

A. He went to receive the 
Law. 
O . Hc^ txat the Law given I 
F A U 



. W^ian was a Mnroj^olitan Gity d ihst Wdi4inlM near to cbcRed Sea» \6o 
2Ut|Ies ^oujih from JerOfalunt In this City Jethro <lwelt, ai^ here Mofii married < 
aUo it was the RcfideAce 6f iMt IdumM^ Kings. 1. Ktngi 11. There Wat aifo 
another Cirv of the^ fl/he Name near Arnw, 34 Miks tail difittufdUm ^ fo dhai; 
thoi JUidSankes weze feated near the Red Sea« in JtrMb ia Fitrda to the Coatine^l 
0r die M9Mnsi and were derived fk<mMidian the Sob ^JUn4bam% wMch 
he; had by bilf Wift X«»»iki^i». Gen. if. 

The fted 8ea lies^^M^eWeen ArMd gnd £jv^, ( in the Stiripturts it is called ' 
the Scalj^ Sea ) and as Sitibo, Ub, \$. ofoferveth. was To caUed from MritbrjLa, 
anil tbenee^ Mfirt Ssrhbr^tmi bccanfa the V^ota Brhbr£ttm in Ortrky fygmUct 



E X O 

In Thunder and Light- 



28 

ning. Chap, xix^ 
Q^ Why irai i/ 



16. 

given ixith 



fufh I'error ? 

A' That the People might the 
more revcrerceHinx that gave it. 

Q. Wkat nxai rf^juired of the 
~*Teofle before they came to receive 
the Lam ? . 

J. Two Things. 

Q. Which be they \ 

J. To fanflify themfclvcs for 
f hreeDaysSpacc, and not to touch 
the Sk5rt8 of the Mountains. 

Q. What do we learn hy thefe 
tivd tbingi \ 

ji. Not to come to hear tLe 
Word ©f G O D with corrupt 
ITearts. Kor to pry lurther into 
fci^ Secrets than we are limitted. 

Q. What it generally com- 
^handed by the Lav)} ^^ 

j^.That we fhould loveG OD 
with all our Souls, and our 
Kcighbours as our icivcs. 

Q. What is farticularly f^r- 
bhUen by the Law ? 

J. Murder, curfing, efpccially 
our Parents, cruwlty .towards Ser- 
i^ants 3 not to do hurt, but to 
rm\c Satisttdlion, Fornication, 
Witchcraft, Buggary, or carnal 
' CopulaHon withBeaft?, Idolatry, 
Opprcflfion agAinft Widows and 
Strangers, air lincl of Ufary,aU 
RaU-ng and Evil-fpeaking, eipe- 
cially aaainft Magiflrate6,bccaure 
to fpeak againtt them Is to 



D U S. 

fpeak againft GOD, allFalfhood, 
all unlawful Detaining* of our 
Neighbours Goods, all taking 
of Bribes, allPerjurv, and what- 
foever may infeft the Soul, or 
offend God, 

CL f^-^^^ '^ ^*^ Reward of 
their Sins ? 

A. Death. 

Q. Such as ':iere pardonaBle^ 
how wep e they pardoned ? 

yf. By ogering Sacrifice. 

<X What^oOrinedo ite learn 
by the Sacrifice ef the Jews f 

J. Four ^^oiats of Doflrine. 

Q. Which be they I 

J. Firft, their Thankfulnefs, 
to fhew all they had came fioin 
G O D 5 Secondly. Their Obe- 
dience, to (hew they were willing 
to obey G O D 5 Thirdly, Their 
Humility to fignify, that what 
was done to the Thine offered 
theOffercr tiad obferved 5 Fourth^ 
ly. Their Hope to (hew their 
Sacrifice? did figure the Death 
of C H R I S T, whereby their 
Paffage into Paradice, from 
whence they wcreexpuU'd^mi^ht 
be opened to theni again. 

Q. Are fucb Sacrifice: t9 U 
ufed of Chriflians ? 

A. yio. 

4. Becaufc they are abohlheq 

by ^beneath of C HRIST, jih dl- 

fufBcicnt Sacrifice once for all. 

a What 




Red or 
Sea, bccioie 

X limning fw..**- — 'f'ji / ' 
was Son to Per ffui ana.-A«ajff?^ 
St:i. At the ucmolWBMin^s 
Meco. who vvaiiU have broi 
ftilcd imoihe MeditcHiMie 
vt.rorcd by il» wife Mc 



les dwell in an Ifland •£ that 
le admirable Workc of Shara^b 
ivevNihui and fo mi&hc have 
vK he could not iinilb, being 



E X 

Q. What eife do we learn hy 
tbii^ook rf ExoA\x$ f 

A. Tvo Things. 

Q. Wbkh b3 rA?v? \ 

^^ ThcEle£li«nof Magirtratcs, 
and the Order of G O D fct in 
his Church. 

Q^ ttOfat kind ef Men ought^ 
Magiflrares to be ? 
• >. They ought to be adorned 
with Four fpccial Graces. 

Q.. Wh'ttb be th&f\ 

^.C(»urage» Fear of GOD, 
Juitice, and a Mind free from 
Covctouinell. Chap. xviH. 21. 

Q: Uoi» muft they admuiifier 
Jufiice f ' 

A. To all PcrfoiM at allTimef. 

Q. Whom did GOD cbupe for 
His Servants in the Tewfk f . 

V. TheLcvitcs. 

^. What Kind of Men mu^ 
they be \ \ 

A. Such as hare- imprinted 
i^pbn their Breads Knowledge 
and Holinefi. Chaf xxviii. ao. 

Q^ Wbofe Gift h the Knov:^ 
Mge cf Handicrafts f 
' A. The Gift of G D. 

Q. Why ? 

A. Becauic he firft taught 
them. 
*Q^ To whom ? 



D V S. 2p 

A. Sazalel^ and Aholiab. 

Q^ To what End did He teach 
them f . 

A. For the furnifhing the 
Temple. 

Q. Who provided them Stuff 
for to work upom 

A The People* 

Q. In what Manner ? 

A* In fuch abundance a^, 
M o s m s commanded them to . 
leave off 

Q^Wha^ do we learn by that f 

A* A Willingoefs to ferv© 
GOOnfitbout temporal Goods, 
Chap, xxxvi.^. 

Q; With whom did lfrzc]j!ght 
their firft Sdttle after they came 
into the Wildernefi ? 

A. With the Amalekites* 

Q» How did they prevail ? 

A. So long as M o s x s^ held 
up his Hands and prayed $ but 
when he let th<m fall, the 
«^tf/fAi>^5 prevailed. Chap. 57. 

Q. What doth that teach us t 

A. Two Things- 

Q. Which be thev f 

A^ The EflScacy of Prayer, and 

that we ought not to faint in 

Prayer, leaft with felling with our 

Hands, we fail in our Requeft. 

F % LEVT^ 



As ^0/e« led the Children of Jf/r«r/ through this 3ea» and delivered them 
from the Bondage and Ca}>tivitv of^e Kh)^ ofi^^Aj fo Jmus CHRjsr rhe 
Son of God, Ly his precieus B^H)d, has delivered us iirom the fioluUgc and Tr- 
nwny of Satan : As Pharoah and, ail i^is Hoft was there drowned -, fo the 
Sin of^4i<^i9, Death, andthe Devi), 'in that Sea of Christ's Blood is utterly 
dj owned, and we cSdivered 6:0m the Pit of He)I. 

There wasfome other Placet ofKtte through which Mofes and the Child rei> 
ef^tf^/. travel led } 2s lUtbmath. Here the Children of //rue/ pirched their 
Tenf5^ Tfumb. jj. and it is very likely theApgel of the Lord appeared to the 
Prophet Eiljak^ and brought him Meat and Drink, 

CtfWfs Jktmea was a City of the IdumAflns^ from whence Mofes fenr Sp'es into 
the Land of C4M4iy»^ who brought of the Fruit of the Land ^ r>ut all ot them 
difcotiraged the People, only Otkb 5 wherefore they mormured, an J the Lord 
was angry, and would noc let chem enter into the Land oi Promife : So turn- 
ing their Jomriey, they travelled in the Defart Forty Yeani GzH. 14, 16. xa 



[ io 3 



B^^'&f 



yL E V I ricu s. 



Cbaf^ I. to the End. ' 

Queftivon. 
Tf/II A T is fit down in this 
yr SOOK i 

-J. The Duty of the Zevhes 5 
and ttereforc it is called Levi' 
Thus. i 

Q^ What nvas their chief ^. 
^uty I 

j^. To facrifice. 
'. Q^ How mans CiYcumftanaes 
were thef to. offerve ? 
A. Four. 

' Q. lykich he tljey f 
' ji. The Marner how, the 
l^atter what, the Pcrfon whom, 
attd the Place where. 
' Q. Tf^Jt^at did the UracUtcs 

Sacrifice f ,' . v -c 

J. Either Things having Lire, 
ai Bullocks, Lambs, -Uc- .^^ 
Things without Life, as Qyl, 



Q. What /| the Chri^ian Sun 

ertfice f ■ . 

J. prayer and Th^nkfgivmg. 

Q, III lno^. majyiT^'jints doth 
rJ&elTraelitcB and riz^ Chiiftian^. 
Sflcrifice agree ? . 

Ji, In Six. 

d Whiihti the Fir ft I ' 

ji. As their* was feafoned with 
Salt 5 io ours rauft be fcafoacd 
^ith 1 1 e 1 ruth of a good Con- 
fcience. s 

Q. tfiali is the Second ? 

J. hs theirs was broaght to 
the Piiefts 5 fo ours muft be 
presented t® God. 

Q^lfhatisth^TJoirdl 

A} As theirs were flaiu 5 fo 

we mull kill oa lewd Afifeftions. 

^ 'Wha;t iS the Fourth ? 

A\ As thdrs was waftied 

with Water, fo ours muft.be 

wafhcd with the Tears of Re- 



fine Flower, Water, ^^. . .^entince 

d.Forwhmd^d iheyfacn^^ '^^S^^af U the ffth i 

fice ? ^ A. .U^:— ■ «,-e luir 

' A. For thcmf-jlves, and others. 

Q^Mbere ? 

A. In the Temple. 

(i Jn what Manned \ 

A. As God haih fet dow» 
from the Firft of Leviticus to 
the Nineteenth. 



A. As theirs was without 
Blemifh, fo ours rauft be with- 
out l^ypocrify. . 
Q. What $s the fixthi 
A. As theirs was kindJed 
wi^h Fire, fo muft ours be 
f(ith Zeai 

'?» Q. Whence 



AuimScaunuieJ were fomctime, la^d defolatt. ,• ^ 



L E V 1 % 

Q^ Whence had they all thefe 
Infiru^lom I 
, -f. From the Mouth of Go p. 

Q. Wify did GOD prescribe to 
tbem in the leaft and fmalkjl 
Matters ? 
^ A. To fhew, that He would 
be fcrvcd *as Ho Himfelf ap- 
pointed, and not after ihc lo- 
yention of Men. 
*' 0.. 7)id none break tbat Or-^ 
iinance i * 

jf. Yes. 

(^ pf'ho ivere they ? 

ji. Nadab and Jbihu^ Chap. 
jc. J. 

Qi How did they break it ? 

^. By offering with firange 
Fire. 

Q^ How were they f unified I 

jf. Fire from Heaven con- 
fumed them, ' 

Q. Of bow tnany Sorts were, the 
Zaws which GOD prefcriked to 
t^e H^tife of Ifrael ? 

ji. Of two Sorts. 

Q^ Which be they I 

^. Ceiefnonial and Moral. 

Q. Which caU you CerenfO- 
nial Laws I 

J. Such as were peculiar to 
the JewSy to be obferv'd In of- 
feting Sacrifices, and difcerning 
Things clean fronl ui^cicah, and 
the Caufcs thereof, fet down 
from Chap. ii. tb x\%. 



I C V S. 3> 

Q, Which can ymmtaii 

A SacH At e<fticerrt Incbgriey 
of 'Maiiners. • < ^ 

Q.Hdw many are they, tfi' 
rh&y are fet down in Cb. xix i 

A' Seventeen. 

Q, Which be they ? 

4^ To honour our Parents, 
Ver. J. To fcrvc GOD freely, 
and not by Cdmpulfion,i^er..5. 

In TiMc of Plenty, xq remem^ 
ier thd Poor j as, in Harvcft, 
not to rato cv^ery Corner of the 
I[icld, nor gather the Gleanings, 
nor all the Grapes of the Vine- 
yard, but to leave fomc for the 
Poor, Ver. 13. Not to detaiil 
thfe Workman's Hire 'till the 
Morning, r^. 13, To efchew . 
all Thefts, Faifhood and Ly- 
ing, Ver. II. AH Swearing and 
filafphemyy Vit. 12. All mid- 
chtevpus Praflices, which we 
prefume we may do undifco^ 
fcred $ as to curfe the Deaf^lay 
a Stumbling^BIock before the* 
filiiid^#>%r. 14. Not to favour 
the Poor, nor honour the Per- 
fon of the Mighty, Ver. ir. 
All Inio(tice,r<?r. 15. All car- 
rying of Tales, and Cenfpiracy 
againft our Neighbours, Ver* \6. 
All Hypocrify • as we muft not 
hate oUr Bt<^ther in Heart, and 
fcoth hiid to the Face , Vtr. 1 7. 
All Revenge, Vtr. 18. All fcek- 
i"B 



'It isobfervable that this Plague, is dire^Uy oppofite to the Bleffing promifctf 
unto tireir Obedience, ytu 6. where it is (aid, IwiU rid eyitSeafis cut oftliis 
Land 5 which was never inf(jfted with them *tiii it was overfpiead with 
VicJrednefs* See H^^^^vi^TsAnnoi4tms. Alhiding to our lacs unnatural 
RebeiJioii, GOD of his Mercy fpared us. The hatdelt Heart foftcfls, the proud ^^ 
delt Look is humbled, the llronccft Arm fails when Omnipotence contends 
with it>: AnAliltt luxurious SeJ(ha%»ar, their Aft ions arc weighed in the 
Balance of e^mal Jufticc, and found wanting. Their proud LooXs are mnuJt 
iotoa fuddea Paienefs, they ch§n^e their Countenance, fear and tremble. 



L B V I T 1 C U- S, 



afrerWitdies and.Conjureri. 

ObferTattoDS of Days an<1 
nc«, Ferfe 26. All fiilfe 
ights and Meafures, nr, ^5. 

Inceft, Ker. 5^. Not to offer 

Chilc!ren uuto Mdock 
i JVibat is that i 
I. An Idol of the dmfmnites. 
Q. iCeftrite kirn. 
\. He was great of Srature, 
1 hollow within, havt ig 7 
CCS of Receipt : The firft 
s for Meal that was o0ered : 
e fecond f«r Doves : The 
rd for Sh^ep : The fourth 

aRam : The £{th for a 
If s Ihe fixth tor an Qx ; 
le feventh for i Chilli. 
[^ ffimt be underftood by tie 
en Bellies of the Idol } 
(f. The feven deadly Sins : 
id as the Jfiraelites were for- 
Ideii to fafifer their Children 
be devour*d of this Monfter ^ 
all Parents muft beware, left, 
ough their Keglif ence, their 
ildrsn be tnade a Sucrifi^ for 
I feven deadly Sins. 
3, Honjd is tba$ I, 
h. They muft not wink at 
ir Follies, but give them 
rredlion for their Faults* 
^. Honx> did^osjELs conclude 
; SookJ of Leviticus ?. 
I. ^itfe a Blefling, and ^ 
rfe ; witb a Bjefllng, if they 
p the Commandments 3 am 



with a Curfc, if theyjdp brea^k 
them. 

O. l^bat is the Fruit of the 
meffirig ? 

d. Peace, Plenty, Viflory, 
Chap* icxvr. 4. 

- <i B'Jbat is the Fruit of the ^ 
Curfe I ' r 

4. Scarcity, Famine Sick- 
ncfs, Servitude, War, Chaf. xxvi- 
i^. to Ver. 50. 

Q. How many Fea^s [did the 
Ifraelites obfervs ? 

d. Scren. 

Qi l^'brik 3« they ? 

d. Firft, *the Sabbath ; fe-^ 
concUvy the Paflaver j third ly,"" 
F^aft' of unlei^rened Bread ; 
fourth, of iKeFirft-fruits 5 fiith- 
ly, of Witfuntide j (Jxthly, 0^ 
Trumpets j fcyenthly, pf^Ta- 
bernacles. 

C. Wify were tbefe Feafts 
ordained i 

jt. Not to gluttonize and che- 
rifh Sloth, or immedeft Mirth ;^ 
but forReft and lawful Recrea-- 
tion, to take Comfort in tne 
Ble^flings o( God, aiiB tp blefs 
GOD for them, 

Q,' How is ibis Sook ended ? 

Aiipmr. With this Saying. 
"Jlhcfe are the Command- 
*<'ment8 which the LORD 
*^ commanded Mo s 9s for the 
•* Children of Ifrael in Mount 
«* Sinair 



^ ^ ^ 



N U M Br 



I 33 J 






M»S.ii*^'S^VMoSMi3& 



N umbers: 



^'^ Jl. The Male ^roni twenty 
Years upward. 

Q. Hoijo mnny abh Mm for 
fFarofthat Age ijoere numbred 
among the IfracJites ? 
, A. Six Hundred and Thrfce 
Thoufani Five Hundred and 

Q^ T'o what End were Ihey 
fiumbred ? 

J. For three Canfes. 

iCJ. Which be they f 
, ^. Firft, for a Colleftion to- 
'wairds the fiuiiding of the Ta- 
bernacle : Secondly, for appoint- 
ing CaptSihs and Leaders over 
every Family, CW. a. Thirdly, 
for a Div^ifion ot the Land of 
Canaan among the Tribes. 

Q^ Is there any TTtfing to be 
learned hereby I 

jf. Order and Government 
Ihat oaght to be obferved in 
every Common-wealth. 

,Q^' Whom did they afpeint 
their chid' Guide ? 

^. GOD. 

Q. Wlberedoth that afpear ? 

^. In the Ninth Chapter. 

Q» How t 

A* In tbat they nercr -journey- 
ed,but when they faw the Cloud 
rife from the Tabernacle $ nor 
ever pitched their Tents, but 
whereit fiayed.C^^. 9. i7* }9» 

Q^Jnd wkerrfore was This 1 
« jS. For two Caufes, 

Q.»Wc**tf they * 



yf. Firrt, Tbatthcv might (as 
all GODV People dugbtcodoj 
continually wait on the Lord, 
and have their Eyes lifted 
up toward Heaven. Secondly, 
to 'be always in Keadinefs, bp^ 
c^ufe they knew not at what 
Hotir theLdrd woiild rife. 

Q. HTfat detb that teach us 
io do \ 

- ^» At every Minute to be sn 
Readinefi for Death,, becaofe 
the Hoar thereof is uncertain. 

Q. Always when they didft^- 
wara on their Journey^ what 
was Moifs'x Cu^om i 

A. To pray. 

Q^How i 

A.LOSi D, rife upi and let 
thine Enemies be {cattered. 4^ 

Q^ And when I they refiedi 
what did he ? 

A. Prayed likewffe. - 

(X' In what Manner i 

A. O L O R D, return to th^ 
many Thoo&nds bfljraett Chap. 

Q. ffhat 7)^ine ham we 
ty that i h. 

A. Eiren when tvo fet for^* 
ward upon any Journey ,4>r be<- 
gin any Work, to pray 1 And 
when we reft, or make an £nd» 
to do the like, that our Speed 
. itiay be the better. 

Q^ How *ntany Ways did GOD 
pow hitnfelf gracious to thi 
Ifraelites in this Hook ? 

Ay Eouf Manner of Way** 



34 N U 

4 Wbkb b9 they ? 
J3. Firft» in being .thair.Guidc^, 
Secondly, in feeding them with 
Manna, ^ He had be^uo. Third'- 
iV, in being aiercitul toward 
ilicm when they . repented. 
• Poufihly, in giving <;hc(n ViSo- 
ry over nine ftv«riil Prince*. ' 
CL /f/^«* te thdj/ ? ,, 
J, A&AM King of the South 
..Cavaavi/cs 5 Og King of »i- 
pfa72 -J Sebdm King of xt\e,^m(h 
1XM6S i-BAii^Ai: Kingjol i^b ^ 

i^taAiKings oi Midian. ^ 
Q. IVhas itjas their Spoil, th^ 

r/»7flk' in ibe Oimtbr<m cf the 

'Kings of Midiau ? , 

. j^. Six hundred feventf -and 

-iiTe thoabnd Sbeej^i f^Ffnty 
two tho.ufaii4 Bee?cs» fixty one 
fhoufand 'Aflc5, two tl|Oufi«d - 
Virgins Prifoncjrj»bfi3es Silver, 
Tin, Brafs and Letad, fib. 51, 

Q^ilC^at noai jbejSl4t^hter 
they vradii. 

. vl. They |)ut both^Man, \\V 
man and Child (0 ^1^ Swor4> 
except .choie Virgins abofc 



M B E R .J , 

and fo to hive. tHem cut o^. 
<^. Ho^did he cotnj^afs tbem ? 
J. By Flattery. 

Q. In ivbat Manner ? ' 

j£Hc fentMidianitiJb Women 
onto them, who by their Allure* 
ments entsced then ro Forni«» 
cation and Idolatry. ' 

Qj What do we if am by thii ? 

A. That the Wicked will 
leave no Means unpraflifed for 
the DcfiruSion of the Godly.. 

Qc. Wai Qad wroth with ib3 
Ifraelites then for thefe Sifgi ? 

A. So giievoufly, that God 
commanded the Offenders to b^ 
hanged, and :pnote with the 
Plague Twenty Four Thoufand. 

Q.Who redeemed this ^Plague ? 

. u^. T^eZ;aUf3>i?/W,yi, that 

OcwZimri and CozH in the 

.ycry AA of Fornication, Chop. 

.KXV. 8. 

Q. fPhat^do we learn by the 
mphale Circ um&ance I 

Jl. "Th^t uod^ tho' he plague 
his People when they fin 5 yci 
<he will ten Times moic plague 
them that werp the Caufe of 



Qi »Af^ /u:as tbeQOiUfi 4bey t^Wr,^n,j as may fiype^ir by 
^tdfo'? :jhc Wrath C¥*eQ^cd , upon fjbie 

.A, /Ibe .IIommaiidoiQar .of Mdjanite$. 



p* againfi tbem f y- ■ \ 

. y/. Bj«iiciifi>R King H^lak^ 
oH^h^n be £9l^ fais«;0.j«niFcf>:e 
%ox^ .weak to (iii8(lfge^bi^)Ma- 



L . <i:. W^^^ ^^ Ifiaclixes tpank- 
tre fuljo 



W the gra/:i(nis.C0[e ftvfiigb 
God bad over tbe^ r 

^. No, th9yv^prc^4nQft re* 
bcliious and ^;V^tb^kful. 

CL tlow many fi^SyJ>y f^ir 



-ifae: P»phet^tf;iM(ii7,'.^^ry-,to -fifjiufkis^iip^pefides tjbofeiw9 
his Expeaation^i^^^fof uu|f- o^ins^f^^fj^kfin,pf^ *tffmicfi]tio» 
ing did faiefi diqiD 5 fcc fe)Il to i^'d ,Jl4mtKyA 



anoihcr']Pxafiticr. 

Q. Wtmt m$s . that yf ;" ^ 

«il.fiy thcComciiiot^alaai^t 

he foiight to bring them into 

^^'Qlcafure with their God 5 



dl, Jpftr; .other. /:...• ,, 
^Q^.mi0 be fbeyf '-^' 

of 



35- 



N u k 

of His Sabbatbi and Rebellion 

againft His Magiftratts. f^ incir owd xvcpc.n*.^v 

O.Honvwm^i^^ ^i^^^<y ^^'^ ^ *^^" thcPtaycr ot 



B fi 2^ 5, 



rhey ? 

^. Their own Rcpcntanc$ 



murmur \ 

ji. Four TiiAtft 

Q.Wh€n jlrll f \', 

A^ Three Days after 

had dcpaited from Sinai 

Q. /?ow 'iX)eretbey fun 



tfey 



Qi //cm^ 'was ihis'Plagiu (f 
fierf Serpents remedied i 

A. GOD commanded Mose* 
to make a braien Serpent, and 
bane it upbn iiCrofs i and wholo- 



Q. H(m toeretbeyfunrmea^ na^i^ upoii«orwi., *i^ ^^r'\. 
^. The L O R D cotaiiiiied c^r beingftuUg, looked upon it 
\»\t\i Fire the utmoft Fart, of wa$ cured. 

O Hm t&re^ndrmei : ^;^.TheVeftue of Christ, 
S^Th^ ^te^^eary of Man. whofd han^ng upojt the Cro& 



na 



and lifted after Flefli. 



Q. How iwre tf^juniJbeH \ 
A. 'Iliey haa FKIh while 
they forfeited, ahi their Surfeit 
brought a grievous Ilaguc vfts^ 
them, iofomflith that thejr **« 
with Meal i»».w«i)f Mouths, t^. 

^\ymt tie 'TMri^ 3l»»e i 
\j. For Water. 



i< St fovercigti Medicine forthp 
aiclsnefi of out Brtiisi "tf we l«ote 
ati.t© Him M*ith the Byes of 

"^* ■ --, J, 

. Ci;. How did tl^ di^f Goi^ 

^mite ?, . ^ i 

jf. In being <eiBe to^ the Land 
kttCanaath and .«Jcfirihg to g« 
feck to E^f^i Of ' to be butic4 
In the Wfldemcfs. '• 

\ Qi »'toJ w« theiStwnd tf 



of Zw &P-^^«*i't. . ^. Their Famtnefiof-Heart.. 

5 PoTBtead aitd Water. ; ^. lo that though G O D ha J 

• >* G O D fent fiery Seriwnts; glvi them thfc tand of C^aftw, 

ihaf fl?oi them to D/ath. S./- ?« ".l-l^i^"!!- ill'^^l^^S: 



4 »*rff wfr>'^ tttMre^ of 
Q p 2>, «» ai^ Ttmsy tofut an 
Mud' to ibeir ^mftmenti f 

J. Two Thing*. 



iwr ail *.»...— "."5; ' 

Vet they feared to go torwud; 
when tkey heitd the X^and was 
inhabited with Giants. 

Q.6/ vchm did tJxy kara 
ms' News i ' 

G ' a. yJt 



""V-,* iTSfim9 that tVrink Ae Prophrt 8aUm,Vf» of ^^f^^2,^J 
5*of, tne Brwwr "". f*V ^^», „ Buthrtm ; and St. 7<w», in m Citj^ 
fSri-kliftSi****^ «" nd fiJK an obfc«« P.op&« or Oj»5 
caUed^»«i»i^inJ«nTiwMcui * H ^^jt,.rw^*iu pjj^jn of V^ics, whc«c hs Afs 



I »».l 



liEUfeiiONOMr. 



* Quqftion, 

Vf^Hat is $mtaimdmthis Vpdk 
fjT of Deuteronomy ? 

\J. Anotl^er Rcpctmoh pf |be 
ILaws. 
Q. Jfhy% 

J. Becauic tbcy ii^efc dead, 
fo ^bom thpLaw was firft given. 
Q. Who repea/s if to them ? 

Q. ff'bat doth be ira^ cut 
from it? 

A. Continual Es^hortationa to 
pbedience! ^ 

Q. Obedience to ^botn I . 

J. To Gpd 6rft, then to' the 
Priefts and Judges, 

(^ What Ifeffm havit «^ 
from hence f . 

Ji^ That the firft Care of a 
religious Mftgiftrate, k theO 
bedience of the People to God, 
next to bimfeir. 

Qi Hc-w mam things ivere 
tfjev to cbprve i?2 reading the 
ZawP ^. ^ 



,4. Two Things. 

Q. Itame them.' 

Ai Firft, neither .to add to it, 
nor take Irom it^ Chap^ \v, a*: 
Sioisondly, not only to learn it 
tbemielTes, but to teach it alfo 
to their Poftcrity. Cbap. i. 9. 

Q^Iff 'Bohat Manner did God 
admonifi this ne*vu Generatioi t<tf 
be careful of this Law ? 

A. By the Reo^mbrance of 
Two Things. 

(yUame them. . 

A. The Ingratitude of their 
Fathers, who had pr6Tok^d his 
IF^frath, and were dead* And 
the wonderful Miracles and Vic- 
tories which he bad b^o^ght to 
pa(s among them, to aiSure then» 
df his iLove and Proieflion. 

Of Jmong the rofi 5 whigh it 
one of the fpecial Favours G02i . 
hefiomdufon ihcm% ptentioned in 
in this Sook i ; 

4. That is, in Forty Years 
Space, the Garments pf their 

Bore- 



OfS. M o • » s louihicd with the J/t4ilUts at before obfccveO, 40 feats 
In tlie Wildernefs, after he lefc Suecotb, came oiic of Sgyiti made 4olAami9nla 
or Places of R^lt and Abode, w. 1 at the WiiderneSof Ethdm; x Pthaddfw^ 
AvHe^s they had a MouacaiD oil each Side,, the R^ Sea before, and m cruel 
'Xiriwt^betund them, IM'^si^* 3* and 4. on each Side the. Red-Sea. s*^ 
Marah. 6. at £//m. 7. at ^m. 8. at nafbddim in the Defart, near Mount 
Sim 9. 10, II, **• a^ *"J 5^*^^^ Sindi, where tiic Llw'was recei?ed* ij. 
at the Graves of Conc«ip/<i5eT.ce. 14: at Haurmk. if. a« ^tktMh. 1^. at. 
mmmtn Han*. 17' at Ubnab. 18. at JUfa^ if. at ChebeUh, which was a 
1y6c of the Cburch. where all the Elect ani Faithful People of GO.D 
travel through »he Wildernefs of thi« wicXcd World. 20. at Saftat. iu at 
fkrada. 21. at the Valley Ttiahath. i^. Macthiktlu 14. ^iTharah a lacniora-, 
Ue r:acc in the Wildtrucr?, near to the Botdtrs ef the Land of Can04», vvhetc 



JD B ? T aS ft ON O M r. 39 

Forcfatlicrs ncsycr waxed old, ' Q- Sow ^reftiMtm \ 
Cbap^ v"i* 4. ' ' i /t* By attributiDj the tJlow 

Q^ Hb«zo rf(>f^7 Hi? encourage thereof to their own Strength^ 
tkemnot to be afraid to enter ajidn^jjJ to the free Mercy of God, 
into the J and of C^mdXil Chap. viiL i8, * 

(i fT^'zii uncbmtabk^ 
A la hayiqg A.bttndancC| aod 
ihuttiog up their Hands a^inft 



:d 'Wirec Manner dfV^fays, 

j$. Firft, in that he wa3 God, 
and would be true t% \i\% 
Promife \ For he had ^wocq 
they fhould pc0e{s it. Second- 
ly, by telling them it wa^ a 
mofi pleafant, rich and fruitful 
Country^ Chap, viii^ 7, 8, p. 
Thirdly, by afliiripg them of all 
Affillance 3 yea the very Hornets 
and'^ JFlies o^ the Air ftipuld 
fight for them, Cbap^ vii. api 

Cii Oj how many Tfjing^ ddtb 
Goi council them to Ifeu^are when 
they are once fittled in Canaan } 

A. Of three Things. ** 

Q. Which he they f 
^ 4' Unthankfulnefi, Prefutop* 
rion, ancl Lack of Charity. 

Q; Bim ylid He (hew they 
mi^ht he unthankful I 



the Poverty of their Breihreq, 
Chap. XV, 7, 8. ( a Sin too co»« 
mon in thefe Days. ), 

Q. IPhat other Fices doth He 
forhidt 

^ J. ForfakingofGod*sSemcc, 
ftf the Lovo- of any Priend^ be 
tte never fodear, Chap. xiii. €^ 
The iMprifoning of God*s Ml* 
niftcrs.xii. 19^ C^nfufioo pf^ex, 
as a Man to tvear Womai^s Ap* 
parcl J oraWoman,Man*«,xxii. 5. 
Detaining any Thing of another's 
which we «nd, xxii. 12, ij. 
All Manner of Cruel ty» even to- 
wards Bi^ute Beads, xxii. 6. 
AH Doublenefs of Heart $ hang* 
ing between two Religiooi, figa* 
red *unto us by the Garment 



J. By cnjo)ingthe Fruits of of Linfio WolCc, ii. n. la, 
the Land^ and not praiitiig His All violating of Virginity, xxii. 5, 
17ame fbc them. Chap, vtii. lo. All bearing FalfeWicnefi/xix. i6 

• m 

tbey conrincd fQinetlme pn Account of the Wars they were ibortlyto 
nndcrcalce. s^ at M$kM in the ucmoft Bor<ier6 ui cbe Land of Caudait^ ' 
tS. at Chdfm^a near to C^s Bamnt, from whence MosBf feat his i% 
Sfics Inro the Land vf Umhmt of which you may read, Got. 14* 16. to. 
jfitm- 13. ^7^ 3^ 34. P'w^ 1. Pf^ ^* £«*• 47- ^^. f7. at Atofimh^ wh^rc 
the LORD caufed them to return bacK w meir Murmuring toward 
fh« South ; fo that they might live juft 40 Yean ia tht Wildernefi. 
a&Mv. 14. aa, a8 . at Iftiii* fi/iwu. 29. ac the Mowitain ol Hsr Gi^ad. ao. 
at MMhaJ ai. at Arb9na, wtiere the Chilaren of fraU weeped for Ae 
DilcommocliOQlhersofrh«l»hce,bdiigfar Want oo«ftfaiacd. to remove their 
Tenti. %%, at A^vm Gaker 14S l\^ilei from JMr< B^iWf^, apd 174 from 
Jmtfdlim. here Sa/w»w made hii Navy, which he fciit to Ophir to feich 
Gold, L iO'ms 9 33- ZinKatUs. 34. ac Momit liar. 35. at Zulmaa. a5. tc 



.V Wilcicrneitof.4y4&M fjrtr«4. This wai a City of the liu^ 

vuuutt, £s hii^ that one might (ec many Farts ot chc Woria s HcreMosfis 

/ct 



40 DEUT ERO N O M r. 



All empbnritig of evil gotten 
Goods in tne Scrrice of God ^ 
ns fachasthinlrbeymay bechari- 
tiblc wirhMooey gotten byThcft, 
Ufury*or Whoredom, jouu. 18. 
Tb^ taking of any Thing to gage 
whereby our Neighbour fftg 
his Living, xzri. 8. All Paiw 
tialitv' ^ as to, pmufli One 
for tbe Sin of aQother. zzit 6. 
All Security and flattering of 
a Man*s Self in his own Sin, 
Cbaf. >xiz. 1% 20, 21. 

Q: JT" tbey did^ or do t^end 
In any rf tlefe Sim : How wiU 
GO 2) exetute His yui^emiuts 
upon us ? 

^ Without relpcfl of Perfons, 
Ch^. X. I. 

Q, fPbat may Be pretended 
for an Excufe^ if we be found 
guilty of any of tbefe Sins i 

A* Kothing. 

Q. Vot Jgif^rance? 

A. Ko. 

Q Why?, 

A' Becauie wd arc, as. the 



Ifraetiteswctc^ daily adio^iih-^ 
ci of then, by the Minifters or 
Goci's Word, Cbap. xjoc. 1 1 . 

Q. Ifid Motis neve^ enter 
into tbo Land o/* Canaan ? 

A. So, only he had a Sigfit 
of it, and then died. 

Q WbaX was tbe Reafon ? 

A^ His Sin of Diflruft in 
God*s Power ; committed at, 
the Waters of Meribab. 

Q. Wbat may we letm ge-j 
nerally by hiswbok Lifi? 

A* Six Virtu^^s for that one 
Vice, before mentioned* 

Q. fTbicb be J bey f 

jf. Firft, Boldnefi in his Cal- 
ling, that feared jiot to fpeak to 
Pharoah: Secondly, Meeknef^ 
djpainft Wrong, that was not 
moved at any defpightful Words' 
given by the Jfraelites: Third- 
ly, Patience againft Travel $ that 
did t)otonly guide the Jfraelites. 
in their Journeys, but at all 
Times decided their Caufcs : 
Fourthly, 2ieal in God's Glory; 



^<r Mp the Iirazcn Scrpen% 37. Oboth. f}ere lYsfiArMdm received an Anfwer 
Uv.m rh« Devil by Way of Conjuntioo. 38.. at ^im. 59. at D/^Ji 
*/<rf. 40. at ^Imon DlhlaTh^m^ clpfc by the River ^/io«, jjkm. xu attd, 
-S- 'i hui Mafes in 40 /ears made 40.Plac» of Rcfideacc 5 ap«l after having' 
paucd the Mouiuains Aharim^ dcttioycd the AmmtiiHi ^t.fa1m€i Vmm. xV 
9\\a S^hon Xin^g of, che AM^rnQtiUtiViCh^Bl^n, who held tne Couatry beyond 




ius 

Ti __ 

%i, Zi.Vtut, u I. C^j. td^es caine fcrough y4«/r ( which fn /i^'iii»7 Time 

was a (maiJ V'liJage, and iigmtie%?l&e.£01l D « J19 Help) to Etkk^yAxM 

Or ihe King oi Safan wis overcome by him, and after fell to the Tifbe 

vf M4fiaffs, Num, 11, Joft ~ - - . . . . 

rhl< 'iowji WAS calj 



»/»» wa» wvcrbuinc uy Him, ana aiier leu to tac ifuie 
»,«• yy*. »3- ^«** «?• &.7**«i faith, that in hisTlme. 
lied Jidar : He then came to Affnmth^ t|ie Metropolis of 




of mai:;', tiat QOU took him lip into Hoavco* 



Opinion 



D B V T B R 

tor the Advancement of Virtue, 
and repre-ffing of Vicp^ : Fifth- 
ly, Love t(* Irfis Breibcn ; to 
fpcnd his Life for thei^t rather 
than they fliputd ^tfcarry ; 
Sixthly, FaiA ih hU fend* tick 
envying that he xuigtit .not enter 
into the Land of IV^mife ^ con- 
fideiing that by Death, 'he ^^ir 
iritcftcd wfth a gresrter l»atrifti^* 
riy, thcKingdote *f Hiriaven. 

Q. ff^bfit fV matt ty fhe 
Chargt zwm tdLt\ i ^hHitti-* 



pNOMT. 41 

'^miiii and Urim, in the 3 jrf G&. 
Mdith Verfe of this Sook i 
" J. It is fpoken concerning 
the Prieftsi ivhere the 'Ikum- 
piim BTid Z/rimyi. c. Light and 
^^SlioVf hiight' continue in 
this Tribe ; the one Signifying 
the Knowl^ge, the other their 
Lift land Gmiverfatlon* V^^t by 
th<)Hi&i.Y^ONfc,'^ is meant the 
high-Pfieft/wIxy with:G 6 D 
Was^'alWays^to be*^onililio«{dfon- 
c^ntifi^ thf j^oUick ^fifoC}v - 



* Thi^ feaye VAkoH Ac Hamc of thp Stint cf thV UblJ A J?ft/ 
H. ij. yfJMt'Com^cRcHasPaJJ th^^^^^ ^^i' 

ifi^ Oirf/iii .bt» V^eiaarMilr Piflagc of this Pricft-hood, which 




in PrcctWtM, 'sppnfidlking :^is IPerron, whom he took to be tiw O 6*D S 
dcfccndcil jdtawi^6qtnh»Hb^yeiu,apd with the .greuc:ft KevetpA«ftK>w«d. 
which belbic 5^ had roivhfafW to 119. Wuciq. u^oii EtrthT . *^ 




JOSH UJ. 




J S H V A.- 

ft . <ia«ftion. ■ . .J 4* FicA, in re&cwitw hii ^r- 

£J eW tIi/G 0]> f^tUffr mer PrVmife^ffid tcU£g them 
-^:^ .iM«9y>!^ bis fewknnfii ikcy Of\aflddinActhcLzTidf6r 
itV^ its Ifiraebtjw f <i v :,.. an lnhc*itanc(c,/7i?*[f. i. €. .Sc* 
V ^ la ibiCtfig OToH thiQVi.a condlyi^ vi giving nicm, a Cap- 
wife« xcligiato tod iaJjUatiGo^ tf^'etpelue4 .'widi the Spirit of 
.vernour. Moses,, ^ind jtible to be their 

Q.0Uwa^ti4$ t Conduaer^d^X ^ Jis^^ 

, ^. JoJHiT A« , : > ,,. ^.TJhdrdly^^i iOoring them he 
. Q. ff^iirwii^ifCiter^rt .rwotuld.c^ftj^^Paiatn^fsofjfl'qurt 
■ ^^ Two^ftW I t^ ke».*he..^i^(nftK\higlrBkie»iig8,0>tf/ai.i^ 
ta>v,VDf GO D, aiid *^ Jfet\»^ Q. i^w ,'aerJ! tBe'Piofle ton- 
Ifn^L oi^t of .ii|c Wil'dcwiV/iO' :^»^iJ^ fJljj^Jqfl^^ j&^i the Sfi- 
t& Cma4n^ > . rit ^ Mofeiji .^. ^ 

jf/ Thcctt: ■ .' •' . « t.ii.'Ifisjdtfvfcfiflg the ft^tcra of 

Q. Il*fi?/i?. *e tjjey ^ ''L'' ' ^^j^dUfi^, dAd'jhfcir whole Hoftt* 
uf. Faith;' ^itdbm antf Oo*-' pafliwg 6ver flryWhod, Gt^/ m. 
tagc, fuch «f all good Cover- i<j, 17. 
nours ought to^hav^. -, \^,/Qi ITW^* is the fecmd i 
Q.Howdid Ib'eJbewhisFatJirf^-^.J. Hcv/Jfiufed the Sun and 
jt. By btelieving G O I>^ Jjfobn tt»^fland ftill ,10 the Fir- 
Promifcs, ^ • ^, .Biaftacfif/«fr/9/. »• i 3. 

Cl^Hcw ms Wi£kml' '[.. Qi^^*f Jft v 
vf. In governing di&reetjyj.- : :;.^. By P^C^ 
I Q.i&w */5 Coumge f y^Wha^d$mki^hy$bc^f 

"• \^. In leading on the Pcopfc. ^4 T^o Things, 
u khout Dread QfthjBirEncnate^. (>• IFM;j^ i»« r*^ ? 
: Q.Hm diitO ODbete «b- ;^thomSdSt^{pA^tT,2Xki 
aurage the Te^le V ^tiheiimee #f a# Crcaturei 

yf. Three Mannfer of Ways. Tor the ^if^ing of G O D, 
Q, micif 'h Oef f Q. mm 

OJBf. 7cf»ii4 and* (fw/^fc IravcUcd with Mufti, from Umefis oiit of £pf£^ 

tinoufelitlu KcdSca^and vcrc two ofthcSvies which31iitrci fcnt from RdduBst", 

fteji. !0 the Lind of Canaan^ Num. 15/ 5tid went ©ut of the \yildenicft 

6f 2/11, and JhataH^ ami came to the Town of KerM in G#/f/fe, 140. 

- iSliles i ( Ibis v«af a Ciry of the Irwfei, In the Tribe ofjijber) irom Aftice 

tfci V %^tnt to the Tiiwn cf Hawnth in IjFn/f, which was afterwards caiicd 



; ; 7 0S 

- Q. How n-as GOD ^hrified 
Ify that Mirach ? 

-^. ycpua by that Mbans liad 
% longer Time of Day-Light 
for the vani^uifliing of G O DV T 
Enemies. • ; ^ ^ 

Q. RV^ fuTfftf of tie 7r apes 
placed on ti^is iUe Jordan ? 

A* Ic«. 

Q. How many ? 

^. Two and a half. / 

Q. WhUb be they ? 

A. Reubeijy Cadi ^^^ ^^^ 
half Tribe of Manajffelb. ., 

Q. ID/i^ they Jit do'xn tn 
'pedce^ and fufer their Srethren 
ti gk to War f 

A. No, they fticwcd brotlierly 
Xove. 

Q. JBfcw wai that ? ' 
,4. They lirft their Wives, 
.Children and Cattle in the Pof- 
fefiions which litrere: allowed 
rbem | and themfekes armed 
i^nt forembiV, and would take 
no Kcft 'till *hc Brethren of tiic 
other Tribes wete lilcewife 
planted as well as they ^Chaf. 
vii. i^. > .; • !,^ - 

Q^iyhen tltv paJJhdJixtAit^ 
how did Jofhua Jbew himfiilf 
thankful to GOD for fo gteat 
n Miracle i ' 



U A 43 

By (ettk)^ tip a Meibo- 



tbi 



dii 



H 

jt. .. „„^ . 

rial of his Power. 
QrU'hat was that i 
^. Twelye Stones for 
weWe Tribes •£ Ijraeh 
_ Q. For what ^urtofi 
he.fil 

4. For Two Caufet.'.: 
% mtch he they ? 
A. Fhft, Tbst fuch Rememl 
brance of GOI>*s inightv Power 
blight ferve for a' fulhsr Con- 
demnation to his Enemies : . 
And.fccon^ly, th^t hisStr^antf 
might the more reverence himj 
Chi^, iv, ^4- 

^ IFhioh was the fir (I Gtjf 

pj> went to conquer i 

^..•Jericho; ' ^ 

Q. tUid they rably go and 

hefiege it^ as froudly freftming 

that howfoever or whatfoemr 

they did, GOD would be ^itb 

thefn. ^ 

4»Ko, like difcreetSoldierfg 



•hey iifird three Things. 

Q^ mAcb he thay i 

A. Ddiberarion, Confalt^* 
tion, and Sah^ij^cation, 

Q, Htm Deliberation ? 

^;They tQOkTime. 

Q.„ How Confultation f 
^. Two Manner of Ways they 
• H ... ' fat 



^/«tf*<4 i88 MiVs, belonging to tht U-fius in t)^t Tribe of VePtUH io6 

]Mjles frem JmCalifn, upon Aeutn^oft Beuncjs of thcHe/y IdnOs^ Jfumb. ii. 

.^t/'5* ^Z\J'''^c "I*'^*?? ^%^''^^ «eiin to Mrm^ 304 Miles, where 

^ Srtlk , which was IS much as th<iy both couia-bev Uf&n their ihouldcn, 

^^t*'?f' ^^IL^^*''* t^«3r^«»nicd jgain; to:*iiifi:l4raf4/ 20 l^les.' 

•^etc anthcPwplemormiircd agamft M orE8,ar«w;.i4. Thus 11140. Daji 

. the «pie« twellcd 6^ Miles in the Land ofUn^n^ that is above 16 Miles 

rufKii ^%%^^} ^"^ i? " ^ f "^ ^k^ *• » »* ^^»' with M osa f ind t^ie 

lim« 

l;2I!^? J?"i"^*'' ^ ^•^^''» *"t """^ f^ ^'4< ^ MUes, where J s h if a 
pitched his Camp, W»m* 6. ir. Jo s h v a iv. f. 




44 y o s 

fat in Counlel amonn; them- 
fclvc5, and fubmittcd their 
Couniel to the Dire£iion of 
GOD. 

Q. B<nv SanSilficatim f 

A. Two Manner of.\N'ay8,^^ 
I'rayrr and Patting. 

C. Wben tbey bad taken 
Comfe^ lihat did ihey \ 

A, Sent Spies to know the 
State of their Enemies. 
Q; What Xavger were tbey in ? 

A. Ot Death. 

U. A'y ntboni ? 

Jl. By the King, 

Q. nbo frv€d tbeir Lives ? 
' ' A. A >^oman Harlot, an Ho- 
ilcfs. 

Q. ffow \ ^ 

As By biding them m the 
Top of her HouCe when the 
King made Search for thecBi 
O.af. W. 6. 

Oi Wbat pjuved her to dofo ? 

A* The Fame which flic heard 
©fthQ>^orksofGOD. 

Qj Hov) did the Ifraelites rC' 
quite this Kindnefi i 

A. They favcd her, her Fa- 
ther^ Mother, Children, and all 
they had. 

Q. XiiA tbey Jhe'm this Met* 
•ry of their own accord i 

No ^ but i>y the Inftinft of 
GOD'S Spirit. 

Q^Hhat do 'We learn hy that ? 

^4*. Thai God will not the 
Dc^rh of Sinners if they repent. 

Q. TIciv irai the City woi} ? 

^i/. The. Walls fell tfcwn by 
the lGvvc# of G O D, and then 
If' pita entered. Chap. vi. 20. 

Q. Hvw ivne rM Ifiaclite« 
cc'/}:?jdju,i€d to iReem oj tbeQiiy, 



H U A 

and aU that wa$ in it .1 

A* As'^a thing execrable ana 
accurfed. Chap. vi. 17. 

Q. Was nothing Preferv^d ? 

J. Yes, Silver, GbW. Veffcli 
of Brafs, and Iron. 

Q. What was to be done with 
them ? 

A. They were to be confccrated 
to theLonUs Ufe. Cbaf.vi. rp* 

Q. How were they to he confix 
crated ? ^ 

A" By being molten, and the 
Property of them altered. 

Q. What Sin is here commit-: 
tedi 

A. Theft. 

Q. Who committed if ? 

vf. A c R A n; 

Q. Bow ? 

A. He kept a ^ Sabylomfi 
Garment, two hupdred Siiekels 
of Silver, and a Wedge ofC^ld 
of fifty Shekels Weight, which 
he hid in his Tent, to ferve his 
own private Ufe. Cbaf. vii. z. 

Q. What was their Fortune 
after the Committing of this Sin ? 

A. Their good Succefs was 
turned into bad> fuch as is always 
the fruit of Wickedness. 

Q. How did that afpear ? 

A. When three thoufand tf- 
raelites were fent again Ai^ the 
Inhabitants thereof put them to 
flight, jind flew thirty fix of them. 
Chap. vii. 5. 
, Q:^ How were they cleared of 
this Sin t 

A* Dcftroying Achai^, hlft 
family ,and all that he hao^(r.i4. 

Q: How did tie Gibeonitcs 
furchafe a Leagueof Priendfiip 
mtb Jolhua ? 

^- By 



y s 

A By I>iflimu)stton« 

Q- /» what Manner ? 

A Coining, unto hitninrag** 
gedjCloth^a* and qid Show, ^§ _ 
thfougk they had worn out their or holy Altar 
Apparel by Jdomeying froni fl^RO there, 
feme far Country. 

Q^ 'H(m did J o s H u h 
rtwara their Dijjimulation ?x 

A* He fuffered them, to live 
beca,ufi? of his Promife ^but he 
condemned them for ever to be 
Drudges to. the Congregation, to. 
hew Wood, and draw Water. 
Chap. ix. zj. 

Q^ffytv many Khgdoms did 
J s H T7 A fuhdue. i 

A. Thirty and one. 

Q. Nan2e thsm i 

A. ymcbo^ Ah J^ufakm^ 
Hebron^ ^artnutbt Lachijh^ ^- 
hnfiea^r^ 2)ebiriGedery HormAb^ 
Arad, Lilmahy Adtdlam^ Mak- 
hdath,S^thelX(^ffmah^ Hefber^ 
Jfheky ZaJbarofiyMadonf Hajor^ 
Shimon, A^hlbaph, Tanmck^ 
Me^iddo, Kedifi, ^hkneai^^ 2)ory 
Gikali 7lri^. • 



H U A 45 

(X. Vi^l^at is meanf by tbf 
Ward D<5bir ? 

A. This Town was called 
!DMr, which fignifies an Oracle, 
5 . becaufe the 
_, by his Pficfta* 

it was afli^ned, for that Pur- • 
pofe, did &retell and prophecy o{* 
Things to. come 5 being derived 
from ^epar, i. e. He hith 
fpokent 

Q:_Wh4t Mercies, didbefieiv 
in all his yiSories ?. 

A, Nond at a!i, he deftroyed 
cvcy Soul Chap. K. 40. 

Q, Wb0t moved him tb^e- 
unto I 

A* The Commandm^t of 
GOD 

S, What is Jign\ ied ly tbf^t ? 
. That Wick dnefs muft be 
quite, rooted out ^^hcrcG O D 
means to be f^rve \. 

Q. J/I^hm ivas the fir {i 'Taf-^ * 
cbal Lamb folemnized ? 

A* At Gil^al, fo on after thev 
c.ame to. the Land, and Mannji 
(cafed, bccatt(e they then did 
H 2 eat 



\ 



^ow plgalwzi a towfi hcr'wteTi fordan and tine Clry /wV/j^, 11 MOes 
J>. E. Uonri Jerufalem 1 v^here the Children or jfrael Iiavrc: iialt the River, 
made war upon all ihcKarioiis of theUnd of Canaan ; ^xomGifgalJamvA vv-enc 
toJmch$ z Miles j there he afTailcd the Town wifh the Souad of Bafoiis 
and Horns or Trumpets, and w-^n it, 7ofi. vl zC. Hsb, n. Here Christ 
TCltored the blind M*n to Vi%h^^ Math vi. converted Ztf<rffce«j,, LmJ&< X'X. md 
was calJcd thcCity dfPrf/wi. 6 Miies £row Jerufalem 5 irmm Jericho he went • 
to ^ 4 Miles, and took and burnr the whole Town. Jaflh vii. 8. retnrnetl 
CO GtlgaJ, and upon the Hill of Ebai builc ^n Alrar unto »he L r d, and 
there were the Bleflings and CnrfjnRs pronounced. /'>/». 8 Dcut, 17 Hai^ cr 
^u *^ *, '^^^^ '^° f*^« 'T'^i^e of B E N J A M I N, near ro Bethel Ea flw;i.'l. 
Where Ahraham dwelt. Gen. ii. Josh u a came to Oiheony 12 Miles, wi eri 
the Sun ftood ftill daring the Battle agalnft the t»^ree KinKS, fofb.iQ, This* 
was a Metropolis, in the Tribe of B £ N j A M 1 W, the ' Iiiha^Mtan-s- became - 
*^titioners to Jo s h u A for Peace, fo(h. 10 i8. Scituarei npon ^K^Ioanran* 
4 Miles Noi;th of ferufaiem. Here ftpod the Tabernacle of the Covenant an.'. - • 
the Brazen Altar. Here S a o l was firlt made King of Ifraeir Hcire he pw rhe- ' 
Sons of j^inuUtk thi? Prieft to Death. I. Sam. xa. and here -Joshua 
Overcame the fvrt Kings of the Ammmtei, Prom Glb^m^ he- !5i«int to Ajalon^ 
»Mil-s; where the Wo;>n ftoad ftill. yofi. 10 a City of tlw Wefts in the 
-TilbeofPifif. Here Jondthan taftcd Honey contrary to his Fathcr*s Command 

w which he was Judged to die, I, Sam. 14; He-wertf to AfekOf 4 Miles j where • 
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Qaeftlon. 
VV^ilAT Gpvernours had the 
" ^eotk after Jofhua f 

A Jaogcs. 

Q: Why nioere they called^ 
, 3bi4ie5 I \ 

A» Bccaufe they did execute 
G p D *5 Judgaients upo i their 
Enemies 

Q^ Bad they many Enemas 
after the fDearb of Jofhua ? * 

J. Yes. 

Q: What was the Caufe ?. 

A* Their Sins. 
Q. What ntas th§ir general Sin I 

jf. Difobediclfice.. 

C How did thatjlffread ?, 

A. Into* the Branches. 

Q: Which te they ? 

A> Vain P!ty, Idolatry, and 
lagratirudd. 

X>. Hem were they vainly 
fitiful ? 

Ap In makiog Leaga9 wit]| 
the Canaaniteh whom tftcy 
ought to havecaUl out^ C^^^/. i. 
i Q^ -Hira; wer^ they Idolaters i 

A- lo worfhipping Idoli/ 

Q^ flow ungrateful ?; 

^. Being made Ownera of 
Cities, which they built not^ 
and Vineyards, which they oiant* 
ednot^ rhey' forgot to glorify 
the Given 

<i Witat was *t'he general ^th 



nififtnent of their Sin ? 

J^ As the t.ord had faid be- 
fore, Thofe People whom they 
faved became Goads to their ' 
Side*, aod Thorns in their. 
Eyes. "' 

Q, What is the Meaning of., 
that •? 

A* They continually vexed 
fhtem with ,War. 
, Q. Wherefore did tbe^LORT) 
fuffer them i 

A' To fift and proye them, 
,^s He always will do fuch as 
He lovcth. 

Q, 7)id the LOUD then, 
ftill love tkem^ confidering bo^ 
they had provoked him by their . 
further if^icie'dneft i 
J.Uc did. . 
Q. n^hat doth that Jbew t 
j^. The unfpeakable Mercy ^ 
bf G D towards His Church. 
CL H^haewai the general. 
jrirttte that furcbafed his Mer^ 
cy towards them. 
,. .A* R.cDentahce s They crledj 
and he neard their Groaning, 
Chap. Iii.^i9. 

^ Q. Whereid was his Mrqy 
ekptejfed ? . 

.' A. In fending them Deliverers, 
Q. Hovo many were they f, 
A* Sixt^en^ 
. Qi. Rehear fe tbeirHames. 
■ ' •> • "^ A. After 



i 



, A. After the Death oi^ofiuay 
Caiib and Oih?:iel judged If^ 
r^el 3 ihcn Othniel the Tf oungcr, 
aiier that l^tud^ then fLeb^up^ 
affiled' by Barak^ her Capain 
General j after thefe judged 
GideoK, Jbtrnkch^^ Tila^.^aer^ 
ffhthcih, Ibzan^ Ehtiu MdWy 
ISarti^jn^ Hii^ 2xA, Samuel. 

Q. What i\rtmarkable in the 
Wnd Othpiei ? 

J. Othniet fignifics the God 
of Time, alfb ^ Type oi Chp ist, 
who is the God ot TixDC 4 and in 
H]s due liihe conquered the 
^drld, and Satan the Prince 
ihereot ^ thereby deliver!' g the 
poor affli^ed Menibers ot his 
Church out his milerabk Servi- 
tude and Bondage 3 for which 
Caufe GOD hath made Him 
Ji;dge over />, and given full 
Power and Authority to rule and 
goverxx lit. 
C!. What 191 Deborah / * 
A. 2)eborab in the Hebrew 
fignifics a Bee^and is a memorable 
Type df the Church 3, for as a 
Bee in all her Adions foundeth 
pleaiantly $ fo the Members of 
G O D*8 Church in all their Ac- 
tions iing and found forth the 
Praifcs of GOD 3 or by con- 



tihuai Prayers, implore His Aid, 
' and Aflifiance 3 with thb Bee, 
fucking upon the flower of the 
iloly Scriptures, the fweet and 
acceptable Dofirine of Faith ^ 
b>^ which the Hope of «yerlaft- 
ioj^ Life is ftretigthcned in us, 
with the Sting of GodU Word 
repulfing all vain Delufion>, and 
idie.Imaginations ( the Tempta^ 
tions of the Devil ) and thofe 
walpifhAfl£aions of cruel anij 
wicked Men 3 according to that 
of £c€lefiapcMS» The See is but 
finally but bringetb forth moft 
(leafant Fruit : And prefenteth 
unto Man many .memorable In* 
ftr^iaions. AndasPLATo faith^ 
TheKiTigofSeeSyakhat^h ivitbi 
cut a Sting, yet ruleth and go^ 
vermth bis Comfmnwealtb with 
great Severity andjufiice,. (fine- 
ly defcribed by'^VmoiL, in hi$ 
fourth Gear. ) So Ch* i $ t, the 
Head of the Church, the Sav^. 
our of Souls, without ,any Sting . 
of Bitternefs, ruleth and govern- 
eth with fingular JuflicA and 
Sincerity. 
Q: What her Caftain Barak ? 
Jl* He taketh bis Name from 
Thunder and Lightning ; Typi- 
cally Kej^efenting tlie Glory of 
Christ 



n 



* This Name hath been g^ven by pthcf Nations to illuftrleus Women, 
as among the Greeks ; for lititance, the Nymph, faid to be tie Kurfe 
of J VB, is called Mdffa, vhich fignifies a Bee in the Greek Lagoage . 
and rhe V ife of Periandbr, King of Cmnth, had the fame Name, i 

^DEBORAH was the Wife of Lap^dofh, and dwelt under a Palm-TrK 
between Bethfl and nametb in Mount Efbraim, 8 Miles N. of J^erufaUm^zad 
fucceeded Ehud in i^^i. After t>e^4fe yvas appomtcd Judge ot Ifiaei^ (he or- 
dained Bsrak Chief CommanUcr, or Captain, 

BARAK was the Son to Atu'itedmy a No?)lc Captain, who lived ztlUdA ; 
from whencx he went to rhe Paim-Trcc; and took Veb§r4k back with him to 
Kadest, from thericc they went with »ooooMen to th;; Hill T/i*^ 3^ Miles, 
Stilled on the Borders of '**"*'- *^^ btufPi J? Miks N. of Gi^w. And 



so 

Cheist Jtsvs, as the chief 
'Captain of the ^ Church, who 
witn the Thunder of the Law, 
it^d bright (hining Glory of th« 
Gofpel, dcftroyed the Enemies 
thereof 5 and by the Hofis of 
AngtUi And S,aints, at the End 
of the World, will caft them 
down with Thunder and laghr- 
niBg, into that rBottomlefs Pit, 
there to remain foreVen 
Q:^ M'lfat doth Samfso^ 

^J&ffy f . ■ • '■ 

A% He Typically i^refenteth 
Cm&ist divers Ways ; tfrft, in 
hisFerfbnhewjs a migfatyMaii \ 
fccqndly, in' his Profeillon, he 
Was ^ ifazarite 3 thirdlyi in his 
.Calling, he wis a l^rinco, and a 
Judge ; fouithly, in-his Manner 
i>f Living, 5 fer he went. from 
Place fo Place, to reyenjge him- 
lelf upon the Enemies otGOD's' 
People, the Children of Jfrael^ 
^aiidin hisBeath. Even fo our 
•Saviour Chui ST, is that^ftrong 
Man 5 who being mightier than 



y U D G E s. 



the Devil, hath di<pcflcfsM hiiii 
of histyrannical Jufifdiftion ovct 
the Souls of Mankind ; hath tar 
ken away thofe Gates of Death 
by His Mercy, opening unto vim 
the Door of Life j that fo being 
&t at Liberty from that helli/h 
Impriibnment, we may be tnadq 
Partakers of everlafting Happi- 
nefs. He was alfo aNt^^tfriV^ 
even from his Mothers Womb, 
bom and bred there, tying Him- 
felf to a VOw of Bondage, that 
we might he made Free^ He 
is a Prir.ce and a Priefl after the 
Order of Melcbifedeck : During 
the Continuance of his Life, in 
this Vale of Mifcry^ His chiefcft 
Aftions were to go from Plac6 
to Place, to teach^ to do goo4r 
and to refcue, and relieve the 
poor diftrefled Members of the 
Chutch, who lay mifcrably af.. 
fli^cd under the Hands of Satan ^ 
HeaiiDg fome. Relieving others^ 
and bringing a third ^rt into 
the State of Grace : So that 



. . ■ • ' ^s 

'^tftfilhus wrheth, Uk. Antiq. 4. there fell fuch a 8bwer of Rain and hail 
upon the Eiicrnjcs of the IJraeiitet^ that through the extieam VipUnpe thcrccf 
they were difpcrfet, and 5i/fr4 thcuCaptaln cx)nftraiiied to lem his Chariot. 
• tnd to fave birriCdf by Flighr, never flaying 'ull he came to the Tabcrnac(a 
pffatt^ in the Pl*jn of . ZeiMMim, where he was niur4er'd. Mar^k porAied 
the Euemy wiih ^rcat Slaughter to Harafeth 6tt\c GentiUf, a City in thttrp- 
jer-Gahlee'y and £poin th£nc^ Went to ^f^e/, where he founA $if^a.^ Dshmd^ 
|he Piophetcfs haj) told hiin j and. then went with aU bis Aroiy to iXuBir. 
ivhct^ faki/i King «f the Canaaniket Xcpt his Court * and of a fudden coniiaer' 
ed the City, anti UtHjcycd it, as f^fiua, had liefore done. With Fixe and 
5wof4l, jHvtnng ^)X the Inhaytarits (o^De^th. Jojeph, Ant, XJb, y^ 

^."^ ^/,^?f "'^ ^"J"* i» ji'f Ci/> flf Zai^a, and brought up ini^'^^yitV^n 
ifhdh.n^^ml, Judg. M. Pr9mthincef;eMn(toTmn9ih. w^fh is x^MUesi ' 



heUinnUyf with)iii\'^h tuVaughur $f a l*hiUftinc,Jadg, 14. bt mm Hi 
10 hisFathtt aiZdic^, and reyealed hiiApSim^ « W ^ jwiy^ Itfttkr ^^mm 
to fie the Maid and by ibs Haj he kilUd a. iM/fif Oiaf. 14. l/^iOfinSjmkMteri 
Sj.mploi) and its hrunds mnt again toTimmh, and *) $heW^ fM$niM0»n ii 
fix lion' ftat h hfid (latny andgaye k $9 hu Ftiptds tp t»t : ^tid mhm b^ mjm 
lo^thi ^hMiiMs HUfe. he tropBUndid tbeniddk #V Jv4g.>4 ,Vtfeen«r rfTL 
l^trid 17 f I, cfwluhimeht fucceeded Ai,i^v m tli kuUfftheitv^t. Himni 
tltn to AitiilUi a Cuy 9f iht phililtircs, and k'Uka tttrtj ofthtiriUn,4nd tfl* 

Mmdjt 



■ y u D 

as Sampson delivered the Ifra^ 
litei from ' thd Bondg^gc of the 
iPhiliftims ; CH«bUT our Prince 
and Judge delivered His from 
the ji>lavery . of §titan j by His 
Death, faving^ mprc SpuU than 
in His r.ife ; and' thereby puU 
liug do\yn the ^ftro^go^uildings, 
( the Temptationsof $atin ) and 
hatl^ laid thepi level ^ith th? 
Ground, tha^ they iliaHnevcr be 
reftoVed again ; and'laftly, aftcjr 
this Life ended, Helhall be our 
f^rince and Judge, and bring U? 
to that Place of J^romifc, pre- 
paied for usr in His evcrjafiicg 
K.iagdom. : '. . 

. Q^JVtat "jcsre the particular 
Sins of the irr'aelitei ? 

ji. In jibimelech three. ^ j 
Q:^ Which be rbey ? . 
A* Ambition, Tyranny and 
Dcfpair. 

QiHow was be amhitious i 
A. He ufurpcd the Kingdom 
after his Father Qideotit Death, 
Chat. ix. I. 

Q; Hm did joiham his 



G E S., 5^ 

younger Srotber reprove him f^f' 
his /imbitian i ' » 

4. By the Example of Trce« 
wher;;in he fhews that thofe df 
Jcaft Pe(crt are always moft at 
piring, Chap. ix. 8. 
• Q. How *y)as Abimelcch ry- 
r an nous i 

A" In murdcring^, feventy of 
his ownr Brothers for the iccu^- 
ring of bis own Eftate, Ver, 5. 
^,, Q. What^as the ^uni [lament 
\iO 2>- taii upouMmfor this 
Unnatpraluefs ? . 
» y^. Ihiat as, he lived in Cruel- 
ty, (b he died in Contempt. 

Qj i£ow fucas that. \ 
. /t. A; Woman with a, Piece df 
aMilftone aimoit l;nockM out 
his Brains. 
' Q, Where ? ./ . y, 

A. At the Towe? of ^akz^ 
V^r, 53. 

Q. What Sin reigned parti'-' 
ctilarjn ihe^fPmple. ? 

A, In Sainpibn, Luft 4 in y-pb- 

thahy Teinerity, or Rafhncls 5 i^ 

a LzvitCy Love of Vanity* 5 in 

,1 '■ tho 



aamsty their Gurfn^tts 5 and then reiur ned to Tmn^\ and dtUifindthe PhiWftin^?* 
mh'ci had unfolded the RjdUie tUfe chanxts ef Garments. Pr^m thence ( hti» 
'^»TO'» ^^'^ '^** ^^'Z* ^^^ difUofed the EiddU) he returned to Zarca to bis Friends i ' 
but when his Aw^tr Topai tytr^ he nturntd to his' 14 ije.ip being then IPheaf 
Harvefi^ and, can ted "Oiitb hhn 4tGMt to make merry y and be reconciied to her > 
but her Father (hut him out 0/ "Doors j ( becaufei be had married hii Wife to 
an^bif Alan) vberifwehe took a Com^awjf of Foxes^ and tying them Tart to 
Tail^ put FireBfands to their TaiL^ and turned them i/fto the Wheat of the 
B'hiiil\inesy and fet on Fire ail lAe W^^t^ and yincs^ and OUyes titer e about 5, 
luJ. ly. From the*ce he went to aCayo tn the Rock Eca, in the Tribe of Ju'ia, 
^ear to the Biyer Socrc)^^ eofhich runs intojhe Mediterranean Sea, jit the Kock 
"Exz^ Sampfon wai bound with two mw Cords by r^e Ifraelltcs ) and from thence 
Ud to Ramab, ji« M/fi, viiiere he killed looo Philiftiiics "mith tU faw-houe of 
an jifs ,- He came to Gaza,| and there carried, aiaray tie Gates of the Ci^y ; tsnd 
vent to the Riyer Sorcck, and dxoelt vith Daiil;ih tlje Hdrlot^ and by l)er was 
diceiyed^ and taken hy the Philiftines j they fut out boih his Ejes^ hound him in 
Chains^ and Jed. him to Gaza, bretight him tnto the tcufe of tijeir God Dagoii, 
l« make tlnmSpori ; hut he pulled down ike Houfe^ and a Amltitude of t em 
vereflain^ where he alfi died j and was bttried in tie Sepulch:r of Maio^h l)is 
Father, between Zcr^i and Ellhaol. As jomethitfk^ this S imp' oni according to 
i>t Meaning of the tfordn was the true Hercules, and thofi %obleJtx^lo.ts tlAt 
he did^ tU Gr.cans attributed to their Ksiciiks, 



51 ' y V D 

tbc Men of Senjamh, tfic Rape 
of a Woman ^ in the Ethmi- 
miteSi Envy, 

Q. linvardstjchom w^jSamp* 
fon /»/?/wi ? 

^. Towards fDalilah, a wick- 
ed Woman, ^hap, xri. 4. 

Q. How li'ds be puiQ^id ? 

.^. He loft GOI;V excel- 
lent Gifts, and became a SJave 
to his Enomic^, Ver, i. 9. 
C» /fcw Wtff Jcphthah jj^///^ ? . 

Jl. In making a rafh Vow, 
and peifornsifi^ it. * 

Q. Homo nvas he pinified ? 

A' 1 hro* his own iFolly, he 
became Ghildlcfs. 

C* U'as it well dojte cf Jeph- 
ihah /o make gocd hh f^ow f 

A. It was Sm to Vpw it 5 
Murder ^in the higheft Natare 
to perform it. 

Q. Hew nvas the Lcvitc 
guilty f 



G E ,S. 

/9. In forfaking the Service 
qf G O D, to fupply the Wants 
of his Body, 

Q. How was that ? 

jf' He was content to ferve in 
the Temple of Idols for Meat, 
Drink, and Apparel, C&^^. xvii* 
10, II. ' 

O. Wf^at was hts^un'jfbment ? 

J, He was taken Prifoner by 
the Men ofX'an* Ch, xviii: t?- 

Q^. How was tbe Tribe of 
Benjamin ?' 

. ^, F(br the ravifhing of a 
imVs Wife. 

Q. What was their ^umfi- 
hent ^ V 

J. All the othir Tribes rofc 
U^ againft theihi razed their Ci- 
ty, and flew all th irMfcn but 
fix hundred that fled intq:thc 
Wilder rrefi, Chaf. xx. 45,47- 

Qi How wer? ,the Ephrai- 
initcs envious ? 

A. They 



Vebfrah Veipg cJead, Zeba anu ZaJmunab^ Kin^s of the Midtamtes^ cVJelJj^, 
inv-^.to thel.andof 7«irf/i ; but the I ORD, takiug.Cofnp^ffion qt his Pepi^Ie,' 
Itnr them an Helper. One Gideon^ Son of f§as^of thePanily of >l^/fBfr,Vioin 
at Epbron, vi Ciry in the Tribe .1 Matiap.s. This Atan, at the A voimmenc f»f 




^ He 

wen: froiTi Of^a xoSarad in the half Tribe of Manajfeth /whcrt hfc blevir 
the Trumpcr, and * fct lent back 12006 of his Army, as the LORD h^ apr 
jK'intccJ. Tic Mtdianitts, hearing of this' Prefiaifation, provided a grear-Hqff, 
ujid pitched in the Valley of the Hill Afoff^. . go G/<^wii, taking only 300 
wirh him, went over to /or^f^w, and came to fh^ Town oi' Jeurech 1^ -Miics 
from Htfri?^,wheie ho gave i^t Midi^nita a wonderful Overthrow, J ir^rf^^r 7. 
^.zree/ was a f*ir City, iicuute upon a Hill at the Foo.c of th^ VTo«ntain 6r7- 
i'oahy near fo ,the Flood /Ciyoii. ^feaA and Jczahel kept their Court here, and f9^ 
r.«//7 rheir Son, whom ;?e/iM overcame, Aiitl here )fei:W was eaten up of 
-U :;,s, /<//. xvi . 19 II. S.tw. ii. 

*" I ins Vow by (^une learned Critick^ is confidcred in another Senft» 
jEi'nTHAH did no; otfcr. his Dfiwghter a Sacrifice as a Thing facrificM, b'wti 
c<>ni\cr.«icd hcr t tie Service of GOD; and condemn'd her to perpetual 
Vugii.rrv, which \y>s cmiued one of the grcateft Calamities chat cot*id hap- 




y u D 

^. They repined at the great 
yiftory which '/epkr6ah\\3Ld oh- 
tained againft the Ammonites. ' 

Q. Honv were the^ ptinilhed I 

A' Jepbthah flew of them 
two and Torcy thoufand, Chap* 
x?ci. d. 

Q^ What particular Vices 
'^ere there tn the Q^eope of otbr 
Nations ? 

A* In Aionibezack^ a Ca* 
naa^iite^ inhuman Cruelty, Chp 
i. 7. In the Men of Succotb 
and 'Penuel churliih Behafiour 
towards Soldiers, Cb. viii. 6. 8. 
Derifion in the Thilfftines a- 
gainft Sampfotu 

Q^ How was Adoniiebeck 

crttfl ? . ■ 

jf. He did cUt off the rbumbs 



G E S. 53 

of. the Hands and Feet of 70 
Kings, and made them gather 
CrupiV>8 under his TiHlc 
' O. fP^at wai bis T^unifijmett ? 

if. Th*t Mcafure -vhich he 
offered others was laid upon 
himfclf. ^The Jfraelire^ when 
they took him ufed him in the 
JikcMarncr, Qbr'/* !• 7- 

Q. How 'vcere the Mm of 
SuccQth and Pcnuel churlip to 
Soldiers ? 

A. In denying them ViSuaU 
in their Extremity. 

Q. TVbat Soldiers were they, 
thus unfriendly to ? 

A To Gideon^ ?nd hii Soldiers. 

Q. How ^/rf Gideon revenge 
bintfe^ upon them ? ^ 

\ % A' He 



Gidtm returned to the River JcHrdan^ and put Oreb and Zeh to death, whom he 
had takcrf in the htc Battle. From thence . ke jvent to 3ii€eoth with his Army 
forProvifi^ns, which he was rcfuTeJ, wirh ;.' Treatment, *s they were alio ac 
^nuet\ hut in his Return loOphr.i, he put all the InhiWtants of Succoth to 
rhe Sword, and the Elders and Fri. ices lie tore to Pieces with Thorns ; and 
alfo deftroyed Tewuit and ptit the Inhabitants to beath. In his Way • Jagbt'-i 
tha, he rook Zeh'a a ^d Zalmum, Kings of ^e hftiUanhtt, and put them t6 
de*th, /ftiif. 8. Num. l% After he had gathered together all the Gold whicli 
he had taken from the Midiantt^s^ he rrade a rich Ephod, fudg. "S. and then 
wen: to SicheMi where h s Son Abiinetech was born. He w«nt batk to Opha 10 
Miles. an(^ ^jcA after he had judged I/rael ten Years. 

ABIMELECH then went from OpJira to Sichem.zndi by the Citizens was 
choftn to Succeed his Father in the Government ^s fixth Jnd^c of Ifrael. He 
th?n returned mOphra^znd put to d^ath his feveary thrcn,aM Soa« or Gp" 
tUonihiit by divers Concubines j for GOD pcrjmirrod Bigamy, but did not coni- 
jnand if. He went again intrt the LaAd of 5icfcew, and there was choien ^-uig. 
From Slchem^ which was the Seat of the Kingdom, he went ijack »o Ophra^ ai»d 
there judged //r^*/ three Years. An'd th^n the third Time the Sichemites. Hue 
they fncaking Promife with him, he caiifcd the City to Ix; dsftroy^d, and 
Safe to be fown in the Place, to be barren and accurPed for ever. He then 
Went wifH his Hoft to Thebez, 2 Miles, where he was mortally wouncUd >^ v a 
Woman that flung a Stone upon him at the Siege of that Town, whereof he- 
died jfudZi* 7' , " . , 

JOTHJIM^ at the Time th^t AUmekeh put hfs Brethren to dcitn, to 
five himftlf fled , to lyfouhc ^«r/ai/»f, where he proponrtded rhc Rid;'le men- 
tioncil jtudges 7. And in this Mountain, and in M mnHebal^ to whioli it 
y lyriM, the BlelBngs and Curfings were rec r^d. Here CHRIST fpoke with a;cr 
Sjtmaritan^ John 4. He afterwards went to' PeeraJt^ wheie he hid himfcli ^r 01 
the Fury of Abiiwleeh. ^nd fo efca^cd. Kear to ths Ciry ^udas Mdchabms 
ibufsht a memorable Battle with Bacchtdes, and o«-bers, whom he conqi>ercJ. 

THOLAs the 7th Jodge.of //>'4f/, lucceeded 4ft;mefeffe in theGoveri>menc of 
the Jem, Son to TtMb^ 5f the Tribe of Ifjtchar. He dwelt ac Samity a City of 
JAcf\kntEihralmi not far from /mVi^Of and theiie he was buriedi Jq^. i^. 



54 J. U D G E S 

A. He tore their Elders in A. He was fliin amijil hr« 

Pic:es with Thorns, overthrew Enemies by the FaH of th^p 

the Tower of Penuel, and flew Houfe. 

tbe Men of the City, C&..viii. Q^Jf^it do 'xe learn in rbh 

itf, 17' SooK'yas toucbh?g the^Perfoyi of 

:. fliwtf di/i the PhiUftines GOD? 
Jeri/te Samfson ? A. Two Things. 

yf. Th-y ufed him as a Fool Q. fTbrcb be they I 
at their Feaft, to make th^ra A- Mercy and Omniporency. 
laugh. ' Q^ Wheretn fbcjoe.i He his 

Qi What did this Derifizn Mercy ? 

moreover include ? ' j4. In patdoning their (>fFence% 

. A: Blafphcmy againft GOD. tho' they did always oflfcnd him. 
*' Qi Hruo died Sarapfon ? Q. Wherein HisOmnipotency ? 

^ ^ ' ' A. In 

lii the 3d Year 'of this Man's Reigf>, HercuUu Kin^ oi the. ylrj^« Wi, { famous 
fl»r,h5$ 1% Labours) began co ret^n A:hi Af ^ndi z/i'j - Aftcrob^ Uh. i, 
* JAIR fiiccecded r/fOI.J>, an^ began his Government in 17^8 5 Hwcit at 
Ktmon,z Town in the Tribe bidUady hut was of che Tri?»eof Mundfeb, He 
was Umc of both his Peer, but in ettcem imong the Jews ; for tnere xVere gp 
Catf!es an^i Towns called after his Name,yK/fe. 10. Nfsm^ 31. Dent. 3. j^f. 13. 
I. Chr» i. Ill the loch Year of this JntlRe, 1747, and befoceC H R IST tin 
Yea; s,fZ»'f«/Pi died, aniiPr/^ww^Kiiig of Troy bcgaii his Reign, which Ciry he lolt 
4^ Years after. 

\7l^^WJXAll was born at ^ilw^jjj^ in QiUdd ; and being tlriven into Exile hy 
h|s brotliers, he fled into theLAnd of 7l»ft, 48 Miles from /t'r«/rf/nw,.7«i^. n. 
Biu he returned to 2i!Z^.tb^ and w^s there chofea Prince, and toolt upon him the 
Governmenr, and we^i^ wirh hii Army agiinll tho Amerites to the City ofAroer^ 
where he pnt them to flight, and purVued them to Mlnrietb in the Tribe of 
JUitUn ;- which' in St: jfrrow's Time, 40 Years after CHRIS T, was called Afpi- 
neth .• I-Cc went to the Plain, of the ffines^ and To returned to Mtzfah^ where he 
cfihW his Oin^hter for a Sacrlfi:c to the LORD, fud, 1 1. Ac that Time, Iio 
^rid thj Ephramtes got a memorable gattle ; iiV which* were flaiii iicx>o, 7«^.. li* 
This '/'.fhikiiy wat. a Omoifs Csipain, and after he had judged Ifiad 6 Ycars,dieir; 
a< d as liiine fa^, lecuufc he performed not his Vow effedloAlly j GOD Itruck 
In'm w ith a grievous Ulcer ; fo that as he pafled from City tu City, iii every 
yUcc Ictc a Member. 0:hers that he died in the City of the Giieadites ; and 
that ia Memory of his fingulir Actions, and notabrc Explnits, which by GOl/s 
fi^ec;^! Aid lie atchievtd j his Body was cut in Pieces, and into every City pf 
G leaiy a Member ienc, and thsrc buried, ^hich, as I caJce it, is the better 
0,)ifiiGij, I • 

JliZAN rhe Tenth Judge of Jfraet, was a itthtemite of the Tribe cSJuiaiht 
ana died there : And as the Hebrews ch'inlf, iJ«« thcGraudfathcr of KingX>4'w*rf5 he 
had 3c Sons and 50 Daughters, and lived to fee them aii Married, and 'took 
thcni .ame into his own Family, (which doubtlefs, was a great Blcfling of 
pfOOD) and frcm hence took his Name. 7«^. 11. . J" 

El 0\t in 1773 ^>^ga'i his Rul-, and dwelt in Aj'a/on, in the Tribe ofZthuUn ; 
who alter he h.id governed ten Years died in the lame Town^' There was another 
Ciy of the £ame Name, in the Trii?e of D.w, whei-e, at the Prayer cf fofhua^ 
the bun ftood Hill. -In the fifth Year of this Man's Rule, the Trtjan War began, 
Anna s:undi 2777, before CHRIST 1190 Years. ' " 

• ABDO^ fueceeded Bhm, was of the Tribe, of ^/W/i'm, in a Mountian of the 
AmalehittSi 16 Miles North of'Jerufaietn : Ht julcd^S YcaJ $, and then difd, and 
was bnricd in Tirithon, He w«s a good Prince ; but that .in obcyjng'-othcrs, he 
'oft J imfelf. He had 40 Sons, 30 of which, he iiw married in :;reat Honour • 
had his Chariot drawn by7o Aifts. in the tifth Yeir of c his Mart's Role 
7' -n. 



y U D, G.ES s^S 

^, In bringing Matters to mer and a Nail. Gideon^ a poor 

pafs by weak Means. Threfher, overcme an Fl^t of 

.' O. What there they ? Men with broken Pot-fhearis and 

Jt. £HtyD,bcing lai^e of his Rams Horns. Stmpfhn (lev .a 

tigh^ Hand, flew King E%hn Thoufand Men with tlics Jaw- 

with a t Dagger of a Cubit bone'of iin Afs. 

long. Shamzflr flew fix faun- •. Q^ Wht^t 'ivere t--? 4tts of 

drcH Vhili [tines With an Ox E i- i and S A. m a 15 1 ?* 

Goad. . 7^f/, a Woman, killed A. They are fet down in the 

Sifera^ the chief Captain of Books of *Sii/w/i^/. 

Kingytf^.VsHoft withanHam- . . , Q. Wbtt 

t EHUD^ the third i'ldge of //r^tf/, wa$ riie Son of Gira, of rhcTrib- ot 
yudah,,4n<\ dwelt in mtCity of ftritho^ was a Talianc aaJ refbltire Mil, 
Jamo of his right Hand, 'judg, ^, and- to the Judgment of Mao nor Ht '50 
be a Captain, beine fo infirm, itt it liapjieted, that growing; in Favo.:r 
with Exim King of the MoMbites^ 'who then kept his Court at Jericho, (which 
Town r.c had but 18 Years before conqaered) took Oppoitiiniry of che Chil- 
riieii of Ifrael coming ro 'Gilgdl (for they caitie thither to offer to the Idol, 
a«irt bring Gifts of me.Kinff) Co pVefenc their Prefeius unto hira \ and be- 
caufc of i^is former Familiarity was admitted to fpeak in private with hirii, 
when he rhriifl him thfoush the Be IJy with .a (hort Knife, locking theOoor, 
fled ro Seirah^ and told the Children of Iftael what he hid d jae. From 
th?nce tliey prcfcntly went to Maunt Bffer<«»*, there blew theTrunjief, 
anJ fct nV'On the Moabites^ and put :thehn to the Sword, and fl*w tea thou- 
f4nd, Judges ifi. 5 • 

rhc Spies of tt'e Dam'tes after the Dcarh ofSampfen, went to Ztrea an ! Efw 
thaol loMoximEjfffraim, to theHoufe of iW/wfc, where th? Danices took. h'tM 
darved Ipia^e and his Leyite from him : The Army of rhe Ddtutes tblJoweiU and 
in their Way pirrhcd rhejr fents ^tKirjuth-Jearitn, JtU^. K. a City of the 
Leysies, in the Triba cifudih .• It foraetimc belonged to che G'tbiom'tes, fiib. %, 
a(K>QC a Mile from Jtrufaleftt. Here iiood che Ark of the Covenimc« after it lud 
bren in the Land of the Ptnii/Hnies rcYts\ Months ; and Itood in the Eloufe of 
Aifinadabi whofc^on Edeater, ( becaufe he was of the family of the leyites) 
by Confewt of the Children of //r4*/, was oonfecrated Pneft thereof, tq attend 
and keep it» Here it remained Fvny ^ight Year?, 'tiiJ Dayid fetched it thence 
with great Joy, I. gam. 7. and IL ^amr ^ IMjron, 14. Here Saut was anointed 
King by Samuel: Here the Coinp4.ny of the Prophets, that is, tneSohoUrs of 
the Wife, came down from the m«c eminent Places where the Aric of God wai, 
with holy Songs and (iidmmeqrs of Miifick, and tiie Spirit af the Lord came 
ni'on Saul, andoe fang and praifed GOD with them. They called this th? Hiil 
tf G O O 5 becaufe the Ark of the Covenant Itood is ir, I. Sitas. 10. Here 
Jonathan the Son of 5<ia/ chruft oat a Oarrifbrt of the PhUtffinin, which held . 
this, Town in Subje^ion. f^er, 14. Near to ihis Platfe was the Valley Jf- 
pbaim^ or of ihe Gyants ^ whete Dayid won a memorable Battle againif 
the fhil'fjlims^ and purfued them with great Slaughter even to the I^lain of 
Ter'tzim. ^ Sam. ly. 

1 he in'/tf, whofe Wife the Inhabitants of Gideon mod wickeJlr abufer'* 
dwelt in Ramaihf a Citf in Mount JSj^ftr^im/ which Town Baefa Xing 01 
IfiaelwouUi h»ve forrihcd and repaired after it had been decayed $ bnche wrs 
hindered by Benhadad Xinj< of the Syrians : There were fevei^al To^ns cf 
this Nune, sls Ramoth where Ahab iv/eir^ I, Kings, zi, RanAtbaim, So,'>hir:i_ 
or Arimarhea, where Samuel dwelt, L Sam. 1. and there wHere the Ark of 
God IttMKl, nor fir ^rom Gihtah^ w«s ca'iel Ramah, Ji*dg, 19. There was 
another Ramath in ihe Tribe of Nephuli^ f.fh'. 19. AH of them being lo 
«*alled becaufe they Hood upon very high Mountains. 

77m Children of Ifnei, vhtn thej^ fought aiainft the B^iHmites, went VHt front 
Mil pan tn the Land e/Gillcad, when the} appointed to meet ( jor in the J5- 

nemiei 



S6 y U D G E S. 

Qs What is remarkable in Rcfolution and Couragje, beiotr 
C A li. E B f then in the Twenty Kmh Vear' 

yf. As Caleb put to ileatli the of his Age t Si CH«.fS T, with 
three Sons of /ff$ak^ terrible more than human Refolution, 
Giants : So CHRIST, the S('n conquered Hell, and thofe thtcc 
of G O D, fo loved the , mighty Giants irxident unto it. 
World, that He gave Himfelf for the Sons of Satan, Sin; the 
it, AsC^/ei^wa^aManoi^noble World, and De^th. 



fietmesLand they coul^ tint apmble tbrfafelye: ) the wb$le Arrny of t^^I'Vael- 
iCfs wnnt to thf Ark of God m Shilo, ani from thena to < HStah, t^hfre 
th^ iofi itoo J Men : They retjumted to Gi <cah l M^iti, and entreated God far 
Jbd^ Judg. %o, J^hey main « 'ecmd Expedition to Cibe^'i and ^ay^ the Enemy 
EattU ; but huaufe they pruned in their own Strenjith thetfi were Rain i8oc. 
from thtMte they remrned hack again^ and before the lord in Shilo lamsnt- 
id their Oyerthrem, and loith earnefi Frafef^ tmpLored hit Almighty Help ; and 
then a third Time renewed the M^ar, trufiing if Goi^ and put to the Sward 
2fO00 •/ the Benjamites, and gained a cemplcat f^iSlorjy Juda;» lo. Uaytn^ 
taken and burnt the Gty of Gibeah wtth Fire, they returned t9 Shilo, and 
Ufare the lord began to hment the Calamity of the Tribe of B»fi jamin, /*>- 
imr. Wherefore hath this Tbin^ happened, r'nt One of tb«Tnbcs (hould be 
lootcrl out liefore Thee ? ■ C/&4^ ii. T^ffy then went to Jabes /« Giiead, 
70 Mi/es^ hefieged and took ity ieyeUing it w'tb the Ground h and then eame 
again to S\Mlo^ and brought nHh tlnm ^i:^ Maids ^ vhich thy ga-ve t^ehzn- 
jamitcs to be their Wiyis, T e InhabitSHtf of Jtbci {which laif Co Milei' from 
'irufalcm, N.B^'^bi^ifd the Bones of Saul atid Jcnad^s^" his Son, I. Sam. 31, 




tf$politanCiiy of tlie C\n9ZQi\cs^ uearto the Plater Mcfom, where Vionibcfeclc 
kept hi* Court \ and where tl-ey took Um^ and tmt of hit Pingerr and Toes. Jivl^. i. 
Jlnd from thence thy wtm to Jcrufalem, 40 Miles ^ took it^ andbu*nt it^ Jul}', t. 
They tame from Hehrrn, took it, and flew the Giants therein: JTear Hebron /oM^ 
Towns of Dcbir, whith Othniel won and dvxlt^ heP>ing marriU Archfa, CafcbV 
Vaugher^ 



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R U T H. 



Q : Queftion'.. 

^ F nxhence ivas Ruth ? 

J. Of the Land oi Moal^y flie 
was bafely born. 

Q^ fViJar Virtue do we fe^r« 
by her Example ?> 

A* Cdhftaritlove ofaf>au^htef- 
in-Law to her Hubbard' sMoth/t:u 

Q. »5jo ittai ber Hmband: t 

if. .C,H txi o «^, the Son of 
Ei i M B L E ic H, a ^9^n of 

(^. Wheirtin Unfi^ei theLm 
of K V T HI' to b^r Mother-ifTf' 
Law ? "'■ • - 

^. In Two Things. 

4. In not firfaking hct Cbtn- 
panyjandip rclicvitig h6i* ili;ith 
her painftifr Labour. Ch^p. ii. 
x?iii. and 1. xvil. " ' ^' 

Q. Ho^v was ber lUhtHer^in^ 
Law cilled ^ - - 

^. N A o M I) thQ Wife of 

Q. Haw ca^rh fopafs that 



C H I L I a N the Son c/E r. i- 
M A i E c n, to*«g an Hebrew, 
married with Ruth a 
Moabite ? 

v^. E L 1 M, ft. L E c li his 
wife and Sopes^ By rcafon ol a 
famine thaf Wiis in Juda^ went 
' to dw^U among the MoabiteSt 
and fo Rrew the Acquaintjincc, 
Chap I. I* . ;. 1 * • 

Q^ How vimy i&i^ands had 
R y T H ? 

J, Two. y: 

.O. ff' hi cb wa^s the laf ? 

[% B o A z^ an Jfi'oelite. 

Q. JK&^f DoSrinie learn we 

by: the Marriage, of tbefe Two^ 

. conjidering the One way an Ifrae- 

lite 5 the Other,0. Stranger to tb€ 

^Children of S 2)' ? ; 

A* That by the Goiiupg of 
CHRIST,, who vouehfdfrd m 
,the Fl?fh to proceed from her 
Line, the Guiles Ihould like- 
wife be called to Salvation^ a$ 
well as the Jews. , _ 



In the Days ofG\dctif\, thite w^ a I^^mme m the Land | Elim^ch; hh 
Me Naomi, ^ tv>^S^n$ UMxm^ and Chilios, Epbrathitet if Bethkm* 
Jndah, went ififo tht ttnd «f Moabi 40 MiUs,v>here each (if their Sons mu 
nailed j but to. the treat Ltfs of Naom^. In a (bort TiMe pie was bereft 
ofhigrHHjbA»4»A^ lajft vf 4^d her imo-Soni^ upon which y fie ht mt fw the 
Country b[ Jud^ ^in^ and her tmo Daugfiters Mh her : GOD l^ainng 
oUged the Land at ber def>artin^^,fie.£ntreated the y«t^g Widom to return^ 
tenit^ them /he vtat old, and, mid bearne ntme Sons to make them Hmbands ^ 
and Jirtmgiy freffed idxih af them t4 go back U their <m>n Mothers Hmfjts - 
tfhtre they might ixpeff better Su^port^ tirnn from an aged Mother-in lam, and 
m a firat^ Cmnirj^ The[e tender Eseffreffient drevf Tears fr<m them all ^ 
and at hnithOrphz returned i but Ruth ferftyired m her Refolution making 
the Moft earntH Frotefiattons : '* Intreat me not, faid Ihe, to leare thee^ §t 
** tQ remru from follomr^ after thee j for tvhither thou goeffl^ I toiU go^ and 
"* where thou JadgefL I. will lodge 5 thy Beotrle (hall be my Utofle^ amd thy 
' QPA fk^il be, m0 GOD ; where thou dkQ^ •mil I die, and there will J be 
J* buried : 2^ £Q|tD do ft to me^ and more alfojf ought hut Death part 
*^ me and. the. Ch^^,.u 16, 17*" ' 

Vbr> HuIter^M'Lgmy feeing her Rtf^lmioh, cwfented /he (houid aectnfanyher to 
herfivm Land, where they avriyed in the tegimtingof Barley-Hary^^ i and Ritti 
ieifiz in the Ifiilds a Gicam'n^, xaas fell in h>€ rv^tb^ and foon a ur married 
to tOd7., r 



T.i: F12.ST BOOK of 

J^ /f // U £ L 

ZJOW 9^iKr >/ r^ j-^u^ -^ ^ fcivin> tacir own Ap- 

•*-■ r^,7s,s :i uzf^^jL:^^ if f pcctM 6t tai d^fcCrificcs before 

^, T ifc¥>. G O 3 Wii icrvt*;. C^/- 2. 

C Wr:c^ *r r^ ? Q^B:— zr.-z^ :.' -fJduUerous? 

j#L £ 1. I as4i SAitr¥.L« ^. I^k^*^ Lac Company of 

Q^ Ifiof 'st^i SAMVELf f«c!i Vom^a as after their 

>^ A Pro- ho; rise Sod jof ' Tra^cil c2ii:,c to the Temple to 

tz^cjLMA ar^^HAiTKAH. vhoa bcpvlfifd O'j/^ih 12. 

h.^ Metier ob:ani*d Of ::3C Lord Q. Z>^/ aur //;«/> Fiiri&^r . 

by citnc-t Pr2}cis when thej E 1. 1 ntzie ttem Jor their 

chTic iTCiT.Sjnnartjim in Moont F^Mts f . ' r • 

h^kraim to i^^/^ Ac Hoafc of ^. Yes, as iraiiy, negligent 

the i/)fdL Perlcos i^ now a. Days, toM 

Q« U(m miij . Sam tci them it vas npr «el| done, and 

£ L I ^ baid^ them do no ^ore fb 9 and 

ji. Two. - fo !ct ihcm-paii. : 

Q. KT/r/rA fo r^v ? Qi ^^ ^^ G © D pmiff} 

^/HoFiTNiacd PffiMEAt. tbe Fstber I . . , 

^^7(virr c/ *r ^^^ Example cf Q> 02vrib '4P|b^ ? 
J-: t I ? ' • 7?.rirlV, Hitook his OflBicc 

j1. Tco much Lenity toward .of Pxicrihoodfrom him. 

#>tif Cbildirco. . ^ \ ' Q*'How f 

Q. H hrein did E l r )»«» J. By faflering the Ark to be 
tco n^uch Lenity towards his taken away .by the y/7ii(/?mei j 
^S^/ii I . and then updp thd News thereof 

^;. in rot giving them Cor- E r, i broke his Neck. Chaf. 
I ciiiim for their Fault*. * / iv.* 18. . 

i\ What "jLcre his Sds . Q. irW 'zt^r \ A/5 Sous 
J'aulti P , . funtftHd'i '^ / 

A, Prophanation and AdpU . J: With fu'ddcn t>eath both 
X r\ io one Day '; : . ^ 

>» ■ A \ ^ ■ >i I I ■ V .- . ^^ ' 

7 tit Atothtr tif Saiuttcl hayinfr ^jbtaintd her. dtfirr returned writh her ^f^*^ 
in KAMftjhaim, mfrnt Samuel mtn .ttarHy 'Jifnr tshich j\)b wenh lb,St^im^ t$ 
f'ftifHt hr Sm he fort the LORD, and be remdimd thereof with Bli td /enf'Go* 
#»// />/« ri'jf. U H;*m. t* She t'.en carne b/itk to /;«• H«:4/e, ^rf'***re'Eikaiia # 



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59 



ixith the Ark ? 

A. Tbcy brought it to Afb- 
dod, fl chief Ckyof tbeirt, and 
placed it in the Templi cloie 
by the Idol J)Ggon. 

Q. WhBt agreement wu$^ 
ttvcen the Idol an4 it t 

A. As between G Q D and 
the DeVil, Light and Darkneft i 
To that in the Etid theidtyi fell 
Hown, and was broken in Pieces, 
Cbaf. V. 
{XJVbat do tfDe iMm *y th^t ^ 
i^. That lArhen true Holinefs 
comes in Place, SupeHlition can- 
nut ftand. 

Q. Wtat Sm was in the Phi- 
liftincs to raki away rZ^Art 
ot GOD ? 
yf. 8»c^iledg&. 
Q. How tjcere thf fUgwi 
fdUr it 

A, With Mortality and Dc«tth 
of the P^ople^ aA^ Mn a grjevblis 
Sidcn^fi called . tlie ^SktkU. 
Cbafn V* i2» 
Q. tfbatJidtbey^itb ittiM f 



Jf. Thcfy fent kback to jfmet 
with Gifts <if &Kd ^tid Silver. 

Q. ffH^at were the Gifts ? . 

A. Five gold ^fV!e> and Ftte 
golden Bipods. 

Q: Who received rfrfw? 
4 The Mtn of Sdtifiemelji^ 



I"* -•••*•• * ->«' 



jtf. Gui-iofity* 
Q. How f 

A. They ^ivould neods opeii 
and look into the Ark^^wiiich 
was hwfiil for none to do biic 
it A B o N and ins Sons, to ioe if 
the Vbiliffikes had tiolcn away 
any oftfaeRelique^; 

Q: How did a O^ pittifi 
thtm for this ^Prerumftim t 

A, He fn^ote (rf thofcMen fifty 
Thr^ufand iirfd Thrcefiorc and 
Tei*^. Chap. ¥111. ip. 

Q^ What do wetearif by that ? 
A. Not to pry into^ liieSccrcts 
oiFGODfurthcr th4n we have 
C0Rimi{B(jn» 

Q^ dHoW did Ifrael recover the 
Favour of (SOfD again ? 
A^ % Repentance. 
Q.StwBofiQmnfdi 
A. By $ A M V ft l's^ 
' Q. »%fr^« did they Jbew 
Repentance f 

,A. In Acknowledging theic 
S1D5 f0 Faftipg and Lamenting. 
Gb^. vii 1^. 

Q. What wttt their Speid afi 
ter^Kdrdt '? 
A^ Prorpcrout. 
Q, .Bi^ » 

^> They flew the ^hU^ines^ 
recovered their, lott Cities, and 
eftabiiBied Peace, Chuf. vii. 



Hamachsin in SophiiB tfdS tut fdr/t/m L>id«/a and Joppa, ah§Kf 16 AiiJts 
^: £. #/ JertiJQilem, 411^ n^s fmHim tmUed KaaiRth. Hert Jofeph ( wh9fi jid^ 
di^9n wms Arimathfa ) dmt/f^ thM dtmdndedjhe B«df cf curSaytour to Igry iii 
hit fto ^pdcUtt^ Mwdfeemstt hu%t its f§rf»er jiam Jrm am Afadcnty, t/rpublick 
Sdmi 1/ fnfbiti^ tohUk jefyid /«r fh§ fp/W# l^nd m this €it/, and iww iCs taikd 
Ramatb. 

The two Sms a/ £li the IfitS^ Hot^i *nd Phiness, hifrnr^ tartUd ihe Ark of 
tie LORD to Ebene^er, vkith U§ nf4fA9txk in the haJ^Tribe 9J MahalTct, wherg 
^nha^ad Xing «/ the Syiians »4U Migta 19 AKib King •/ ifr iicl> jorRejcmtrg bh 
^ 1. Kings lo. I#«fr«iike i^-i^ 94fi^4Kii, Ami Ho hai andMiint^Ttterc /Utn s 
Ob Eli mLT* Mb kiUtskM ^^JUnu *h^ the ^th Ttat «/ his Age • and Oh 40th 
9fhis Rule 4 fir he tmUdfr$m tbeTS$* efS^kmj^icuudtil tbfn^ u Sam. 4. Anno 
Mundi 1850. 7he iVofttt Samuel fuccudtd hifn^in the Gdy<mment ef lit ^tch, 
and mie4 40 TearS' From 



6o 



L S A M U E L. 



Q^WhofeSMWasSAuvjiLf they 
jS. Iheonly Sonof Elsana 
and H A N A H. 
(XB(m did HxHL h attain 

J, As we mud our <Icfirc« by 
Prayers and Tear*. 

Q. H'bai didpe ivien 0e had 
him ? 

A. She' paid her Vows, and 
fung a Song of Thankfulnefs. 

Q^ What karn tioe by her i 

J lo Remember to offer up 
our Praiies, when we have recei- 
ved our Petitions. 

Q. JVbat Firtttfs da me not$ 

f ;2 S A M U E L f 

J. A I):ligeDce in his Calling 
towards lAco, and Stncerfty of 
faith . towards G O D. 

Q^ How did beOienv bii (Diti- 
ge7;ce towards Jim I 

J. In Governiag Juflly. 

Q^ How his Simerny rfFsitb 
tcnxardsGO'D ? 

J, In truly performing tbe 



^ and Secondly, Sjr. 



were 
took Bribes ^ 

Reafon of the Mutability of 
Man's Nature that for the moft 
part . afie^ Mutability and 
Change. 

Q. iVas GOD pkafed ^tk 
their 7)(fire ? 

A. No. 



Q, my ? 
A< Bccaufe. 



they thirftcd for 
another Kind ot Government 
that) ' he had appointed them, 
and fo fcemed to prefer their 
Oi»n Opinion before hisWifdom* 
Q. How did Samrncl fteto 
they bad offended \ 

A, By caafing it to thundev 
and ralA in Wheat Harvcft. 
Q. How i 

A* By Ivfi prayer and Invoca^ 
lion^ Cbaf.uii^ 
Q, What did the ^nfU then ? 
A. Repented^ 
Q:^ Wat GOD merciful f 
A. ¥es, and promifed to be a 



Duty of a Pfieft and a Prophet. ' gracious G O D both to them 
(^. What Reafon had the 'Peo- and their Kiag» upon Condition 

fie to mfflikM tbe^overnment cf * 

yudffs^ a^nd crave a King ? 
J. tirft, Becaufe when S a- 

&f u £ I. waxed Old he reiigned 

his Authority to bis Sons, and 



they would 7Stvc Him. So 
ready is G O Always to par- 
don Sinners, if they will tarn 
yato Him, (jMp. ^ 

Q: What 



frm A^eclc, the Philiilin<s cgrriei it f Aflidod | from titence to the City Gath, 
to tht StA Tuitm Gaz4 i and f$ f Ekrcn, mbere thn placed it uf$n a anar 
Caxt^ drav^H by iW9 nem Miith iint^ d»d bf9i^ht it katfte Beiblcriixs } and from 
thence (9 K.ir|ar^.|earlni, andfiaeed in the ttmft ef Aui9«^ab« where it ma* kept 
until D^vioV Time^ nhe jetched it theme f JcrufaJem nhh ^eat fey^ i» z*joo, 
htts.g mtyea ^b{fut chwe %i6 Mies^ whUfi from Shii*. 

Odd) was ait hayen tamnfcituate uyen il)t Maph §f |>tf Medicerraneaii Sea^ 
J4 Afi/esWtJl •/ Jtriifaiein ) tki>^asGc\i^h*s lountrf Here AckiSh, tt mbtm 
I^viil jfia. £k>erTieed^ i. Saro. 11. 17. and ftr the m^fi pan tlte Kings ^this 
Cny Wire called Achis, at the Emper§r»ef Uqilq, fomettmf mere called Cd&iats. 

In tXron th* Inhahitantt ^wfkif ttaaUZebub j|«r their Ctd i h ttn 1^ 
ililtet jrcm Jerutai^m, near it the Mediterranean alfi. 

Ihe /'rt^f/ r/ 5ainud when grcwn Iff, ieft Shib, and mnt f • Miftpah, in tie 
Ithd of Giltad, where he called a'C^ajgr^atitrn^ and made folenm Saenfise unta the 
^CKV «/ a ftickhg %amh ^ and the LOUD at. the fame Time thundered ftm 
litfl'>en%anti difitr/edtheoSmyeftheV^iHiimjft that they fied» 

t*9 



I S jiM U B L. 6i 

Q. ff^iat is tG be noted in tffe J. En?y. 

ZieofS^uli. Q.B&wl 

A. Two thi.ig^ ^. He grudged at the Vif. 

Q^ ^ieb be they ? tues and goodSucicefs of !2)^v/Vf 

A* His Virtues and his Vices. Chap, xvjii. 1 1. 

QiWhat mre bistSrtms f Q. Ifbaf nMS his fifth Of-. 

Ar He fought t\i^ Battles of *feme ?. 

the LORD, and overthrew His A. IngratitudQ 

Enemies. Q^ How \ 

Ql Why ^4i the Kingiem A^ He would have flatn 2)if^. 

taken from him l vid the very time he deliver 'd 

A. Recaufe of his Vices. Kim by his Mufick from the 

Q. Haw matjy were hi^ far- Torment of the wicked Spirit. 

tijcul^r t^Jces f Chap, xviii. 1 1. 

A. Eleven. Q. J^pat wai the fvAth Of 

Q. What ivas the fir ^ I fence i 

A: His ufurping upon the A IncOnftancy in bis Word. 

PriciVs Qflfee, C*.\iii. 6. 14. Q. How \ -^ 

^ What was the fecond i A* ^Ic promifcd Da/vid hiil 

A- He flew not Ag^g the Daughter Ufirab in Marriage, 

King of thtjmalekites, sis GOD and after gave her away to anp* 

hs\^ commanded him, Ch. xv. 5. ther, Chaf. xviii, 10. 

Qj. ff^ben Samuel reproved Q. JPbat was bis fevenih Of 

hitn for his Fault s^ what was fenfie ? 

the third Sjn herM7(into ? jt^ Treachery of Mind. 

V' Obftinacy. ^ ' ' ■ " Q^How I 

Q: How ? J. He would have betrayed, 

A. He flood to ^hePr^iphei^s tDavid to thcVhitiftines. v. »i. 
Face, tb^t he had not offended,, Q. What ^wias bis eiibrhOf^ 

FfT. 20. " ^ " * ^ fence ? 

Q t^ijOt was hii. fourth Of A. Murder. 

frftce? ,. K a Q> g>w 

(HtifiH witi w \rim»chea. vhere 6t iire/r, and buUt mh Jtkar u*ii9. J^ 
lORD^ and mftt Yearlf to Bethel, I Sam. 7. Hert the Ctn/dr^ §f IGael de^i^d. 
iijd u €hufe4lKm a /CiwJS, i Sara'. ?., Therfon hi mm it R»*math intbiUnd 



9f 2Mv>h, Hoi fdf from ikthlera Euph^Ata, and anotmed 5ault^«? Son of ICl«i t9 
he iheirKin%: And vbtn thtf w«f ta v3iigal» ho fiti^^d^ Sa^^ ^'^at ht Jbouid 
do \ ihey tame to Mixpih it( the Land 0^ Gikad. #i«< thtfe^ SdiU by cafltng of 




4ti 
, ^, ^ , .. ^ft 

•» utro mm iwiflc'Cilgai, Md'iheu reiim the K$ngd9ii' - Accordingly tkey mnt, 
and bAni was fUoed on hhttoyai Throne^ Chnf, u. Sm$tim% after %'<ry\e\ 
Jbarph nbuked King Sw\ btcaufe he had oftrnd^Sacrifco tontrarf to h$s Com', 
mand, Chaf^ \%, Another Time whin they eame to Qil&LUbe rebujeed the King^ 
booaufe he did noi whoHy Veftrn the Amalekitw. Samuel kimf^lf hemd tin 
Bfkff 9fKingAaLj^ in K^ej, and returned U Arimathca ; from whence, he 
whtt t^ Bjthiem, itnd 4he'.e be anmntod D*vid Kin^, Clishi\ tlnn returned aratn 
90 AriBiichM, where ko died^ and was htrkd^ Chf^*^^* hay:ng tra-mhed uf 
ff^nd dmve ys^ Hkh ' j^ 



6% 1 S A M V t L. 

Q. Hffvo ? A* Fit*, He took hw King* 

jtf He wouWfeavc killed ©«- dom from him, and gave, it t» 
vi/ jn his EcA^Clbaf. xix. lir, SDaviii. Secondly^ He deprived 
:• Q; ^<? prtfirvedhtm f him of hi« Holy JSpirif, and let 

4. ii//(J*4i/ his Wife and flje ' an hellifll Fiend poflefs him. 
"Daughter of Saiilf Vcr. ii.. Fourthly, his own Son was (lain. 

' Q. -/ffrfr ^*<«r Manner ^id' Fl^hly, ho derpairffd, and fljfcw 
fie preprve btm f himfelf, CHuif* xxxii 

A . fji kriing l)ip down thr6* Q^ /ir>&#r w^rf //^^ Reafon that 
% Window, wh^n the tfoufe was hefer/ecuted David as he did I 
f<?a;chcd, p ; ' -^. His Jealt^uf^r <*ver him, for 

C^. ff'feir A tr« kam by that ^ that he knew he fhould fuccccd 

ii^. The Duty, of a feithfoi' him iti his Kingdom. 
Wife towards a yii'tuous Hus- Q. What did hefhe^j^ in that ? 
band, rather than to a wicked ^.Contempt agajnft iheOr- 
Jather. din^nce of GOD. 
'\ ex. What *ixM hi ninth, Q. Was D^viA then chofenl^ 
Qfenee ^ . . Jor^ the 7)eath of S^ixl I 
T^ji. Hcwoyldhavc fcihcdhis . A, Long before, 
own Son Jonathan for excufing Q' ^^ his Ble^m^ nptat do^ 
i&tf«;/V, Qjap. XXX. 23. ' you obierve l 
■ Q. What ivas Mi tenth Of- ■. A. That GOD in chuiiPg his^ 
fenc^ i Minivers hath n<5'tfo;much ftc-^ 

J. He flew theI/0?lD'« fpeS to the oatwa»^ Gifts^ of 
Priefts, Chop. xxii. ^ -the Body, as to the inward 

Q. What *^^x{as, his elevei^tb Graces of the M^nrf. 
Offence f r . :.Q. Hrx did that of pear ? 

yl. He confultcd^ with Wit— i?. In chufiftg fD^vid, the 
ches, C*^^. xxviii. # youngeft and 'wealceft of hii^. 

Q. Hjw did GOT) funip him Bjrqthren 5 and refufing the reft 
for ihefi OfencfiS 9 a ofmore likely Afpeft and Coun- 

..A/FJve Manner of Ways. icn;^n<i^^ Cbaf. x^vi. 

V. fKhich he\they ? ' . ' Qt 4^^^ 

Firi\ of a]l, Saul went, to fcoJ?. his. Father's Aflfcs, ijom^fk^u. t0.ni$m^K 
^ Miles, where :5<iKM^/ anointed, hiin King; aiid hcte. cemin M«a nj« 
bim faard by Kdcbel*s Xjrzfc^ with fatclligencc ckat tiie..An5»s were- fowl s 

^J»^ as he pafled oh th^ ^(»ai), Thiioe Men mtt hiii^ and ^af«. him two 
oaves of firead; who weit trayalling t© Batbei^ Cb^. I^ whwi fie w*t cuminft 

the Mount cC O O D «t Kirjfith^jfovimt fhcte a Company of Prophets mtft 
mm, and prophefied $ then fhe Spirit o£ GO D came npoA &«»/♦ «n<^ he 
i)egaii to prophcfy. He came, to A^^i^, andiwas chnfea King. Came to B^etk^ 
and gaihering;.SoIdierl Jed rheo;i ^gainlt. I«tj&4it King .of. tte Jtei»0»i/«f ; Ik 
wciir W!ih his Army xo Jabe%^ Wx^tio, he ovcrthiow Wm wicballhis Heft, 
'^V^'i:*"*^ t©G//jii/, and was placciun his fMrincelir Scaj^i, ^mpw it.. He 
paired rhroiigh feveral other Ciriei, taatcctiotts here ro mencittOr; conqtiercd 
rhe I,and of the Maabitet, the Land of tlie AmfmniUs, aud the. Land of tiie 
FMnfttest with mod ©4" their Gitieg and Towns,.^^. ia hwTravels» At A}^ 
l9M he would have flain his Son ««i«^i&fli», bcc:wfe.h€ had eateaa Jitt Jc Huigr, 
HeJcepthis Cruvt -at G*6«» , fro^ whenoehe \vi;nt .aajainftttlie. J*//r^/»tt4 
And as the Hillory ihcwcth, S.|«/ had Wan with theP/Wlr^^Airx during hi* 

Lilej 



L SAM 

O. Jlft^ David «i|?/is ch<{en 
Kirgt 'oohat were his JSs ? 

A. He flwW a Lion, ^ Bear, 
and Tantiuiiherl great Gdiab. 

O. ff^foiit may e un^erfiand 
by his frojpenitg in Strenffb 
and tPtwer i 

A. That tq a vjrtuout Mind 
GOD will alio give Vigour ol 
Bodv.- 

O. fflxat did hefigm^f by h^s 
Vi^orv over Goliah ? . 

A- ThcfTiSbry ofCHWStT 
over th« Devil. 

,Q. Wisat Virtues d$ m yarn 
fnm DAT.d in, tM firfl Saok of 
Samuer ? 

A. Three 

(i Which be /% * 

A' Patience, Clcmencyi 
Lc^alty. 

Q^ How did H fiew his 
Patience i 

^. III quiet bearing of Pcrf^ 
cu4on. % , 

Q. How manifold 'o^as his 
Te/mufton ? 

i* Twofold ' 3 firft by Sauh 
and ^txi by thi jimalekites 

(^<. ii w wauy K^^ys did Saul 
prfeuUte him i 

4, Three Manr,cr< of Ways, 

^ What tvere rhey I 

Pi A by bringing. him m 



and 



Q 
4 



U E L. tf3 

Danger of Death ; Secondly, by 
Faming 5 Thirdly, by driving 
him into Exile. 

Q; How many Trnses was be^ 
in U)anger of 2}eatb f 
A* Six Time& 
Q. Which be they r 
,4. Firft, in the Prefenco of 
£itt/, when Saul threw his 
jipear at him ; Secondly, in be- 
in^ fent by Saul to fetch, an 
hundred FbreflLinrot i^Ci.'Phili* 
l^ines\ Thir^lly, in hia Chamber, 
when bis Wife /Ifi^^^delivered 
him ; Fourthly, in Sathi when 
he ef^aped from Achifbjy by Coun^ 
terfeiting M adnefa : Fifily, when 
^6 was in the ianie Cave with 
Saul; Sixthly, when the Men of 
Zigl^ would havie ftonod hitn. 
tl^ What doth t bis teach ui 7 
Ai That which is taught 2)4- 
w/V, " That many are the Trou* 
•* bles of the Righteous, btft 
*' the L O R D delTtqreth them 
"out of all, •* 

Qj How many Times was bs 
in ^Jan^er of Famine i 

A. Twice 5 Pirft, when be 
did eat the Shew-Bread, Chaf. 
xxi. <5. Secondly, when he fent 
to Nabal (or Provifions, Chap. 
XXV. 8. 
d. WbereHvedbe in Exile ? 
. A. Firft, 



late. Char, ^^-"^^^^^t^tdt ^ttc^mt xhe Amalehhts ^t Gtlral ^ and here 
lL"'!li%' '''^/''' ^'iJ^^j'.^^Jy the Prophet 54Jiiw/, Chap. if. And in his 
Wercrirth YcHr, Ann. MundutZti Daytd being then about twenty Y^ars of 
Age, w»i anointed King hyjMjHUtL Within a while after. SaJ waVvexcd 
with an evil Spirit, then D^WpUycduntq^ him upon the Harp, by S 
be was eafcd. oon ^fitr he went with his Army to Afeka, and there Dwi 
kil'ecl tbatUmo««CbamDion^<»/^-5.i&, Chap-.i^.-and th«i theSrerof W 

'^f'^'vtl^'PV' '""h ""^^^yM^ River W, aud ^o the Ga S ofS 
Cuits £*iw, ^;r^fe», and.GM putting the fhimines to the Sword ; fb tfcit 
the V flew above 30000 s murned and burnt all their Tents, and found gr^c 
Richrs . and iheii.cametoft'Aw** wliere the Women came out of all PUcw 

/4«rf, Im^ IHvjS *.» n,uW Chap ,5. At ^hifh ^ord, W Wwr^; 
fo went ro Armathea m Oxder to kill DdYid. and came to Na/oth, in Ram4th 

nepropheficd,falJwig dpwuuptntheGrtmnabcfure5^wi(f/«ndP4V;V,Clw^. m. 



ift Firft,inthcWildcrnds,and Q. Wf'erein fikweJ. kf kis 

then amongft the y*/7?^/«ej. Loyalty ? 

Q;, Wherein did he pew his A* Not only in Refraining. 

Qfemtflc^ ? . . ^ tto. Uy< vi^cnt Hands upin iS a u r, - 

A.lxk pa»(fDning N a b a iS Msinointed Sovereign, though 

churlish Anfwcr wherein he had twice in hi^ PtJijirer, and migat 

Vowed his ruin. Ver. %%. '.' have flain him, hut alfo in 

(i. At nvhofi* entreaty did be Praying for his Welfare. 
lave him f i ^> -• q^ H^here -outs S- a v i. /;/ 

J. kt Abigal\VIabMl'*^*^^^^ i^is "P^wer > 

Q^JPha^donJtteJearnbythati ' j^^.Orjce in theCivcsm, the 

A, That- ^TOat.y Times the Rocks of Engedi^ and another '* 

Follies of Men are ckcufcd by Tiite in the Wildernefi of Zi^h^ 

thfe Wi(dom of their Wives. near the Mountain HacbiialK'' 

Q^Hcw Kvas he ferfecuted hy Cha^. xiv. iv. and i6 7. . 
the Amalekites ?. ' iJ^U^hat dow^harnbytbis f- 

J. They took h^s Wives M. That no Subjeft ought t<^. 

Abifjointznd Abigail ?t\{or\cvs: - lay violent Hand< upon his' 

Q. IFho Refcued them ? . Prince, be he never fo wiclred. 

^. Da v ID. '* T H E^ 

He tKcn cair.e again to Cibeoa, 'nd woo! J have killed his 5on fwathau wtft 
a Spear, becaufe Ui'ttcwMDAyid , for lie loved Di>id ^^ Msowrn.SociI^Cfe^/^ iS^ 
And thcie he canfcd 8j Priejh td \t put ro Death, bCiUfe the hi^ri iTicft 
Ahmded) at 1k^, had givtn Diyidof the aJiew-Bread ro cay, 4nd had delivered 
hSbi Go£dh*s Sword, <Sa^. xr. and ii. He went to the Lofiticat Town N^^, 
where he fparcd neither Man nor ^^'o^pan, Young nov Olu, noc foitiudi as 
the irnocenc Children, Ct»ap xi. Me afterward' tii hh Travel?, cafi^e to Ef^edi\ 
vhert Ddyid in a Cave, ait oft a Peicc of h s Garment. He went again i^ 
Cl^ton^ thence to 2i/»fc 5 and as he \%y aliecp Mpo!\ the HiJl H<i(i^/4!. Daifld 
came fecreily intn the Camp, and took his Cup and his'Spcar from his Head^ 
l^t wouid nnt kiJj him, Ctjap- t6. Sttul returned and went to Gilbo4 to figi»r 
with the PinMines j and having changed hit AfiKircl, went to ^ndw^ and there 
aflced Counlel of a Witch, and the D.*vil appeared ano hitn in the Ltkenefs oC 
Sdmuel, Chap. 28. The next Day he foiiRht^aeaj^fl the Enemies at Gilb^ 5 in^ 
which Battle, his three'5i6ns,/u/f4ff;i';*,.^'V^4(/4i^, ana Afelch'tfuxb, were fliin, 
and he himfelf put to flight «pd fl^tl'^o ^er^r^^ti where h^^kiltea himfclt, Cba^^ 
3X. and i Chnn. ix. having navcUed 241S Mil«.^ ■ " ^^ ^ } ■ 

Engedl was a CalUcon a Moi ntain mar theD«ad-Sea, a lutleTiejM Sadom^ 
€ Miles N. E. cf ferufalem s ^erc grew a notable Balfam, whuh CfopAtra, m 
The Time of Mark Anthony, brought the Rppts of .i| into l^t . a^ there mad* 
a pleafant Oiirden. ' , . , , _ . ./!.•« 

Gi74a4 was another Mountain near tp Slt;hem, which. When SdUl was Uaiii 
D4>/i curled, laying. I«f neftber^^ajn ii«f Pf» U^l^f'^'^l^^ ^J' ^^^^„Z 
rji!' ra I hcaufe thT RroiiT Men of Jfrsel were flam rfcer*. a Sam. K '^w was 
hut :» Hgnr^fivc Speech, wheie^ y Jiayid wouWcxprpfs ^hc Grcatrefs of his Swr^^^ 
i'rr Bmhardus. in the Vcar of our LORD uSj.ileeping upon this Hill, on the 
Fr. SaW« "a great Dew fell upon him which alm^ft wet him throagh. 

Fndof^wls a Town in the Tribe ^fM^n^fPts, near to the River ^/^^J^/^- «-N 
Fo^r/r^Tr Miles North of Jerufatik, which in Sr. J.l^oii*. time, was but a 

^"K''^'-- ^^- :iiro in the Tribe of Af^«./kwhc2 ^^^^^^^^ 

A m!' em ; and the Phiiiftines^cMt off his Head, and fet it opott 

Ir fn St. Tbrom's Time. Palmy called it Seytbopeiis 5 and, 

Ir c4fre«, we may tcad ofHis being then «ndcr the JrjrtfciiJ-^ 

:co.n? of it ii his Lib. %VeBeU. Sec Juna. ^v^^f^ft 
pfiMn.Q»VM into fnc Land'Uf jK^^^t 



[ 63 ] 



The Second BOOK of 

S A M V E L 






Qtiefiibn. 

David fc(k the 

ly uulaujul 

J. He did not : Altho' he 
was AnoLted for it, he waited 
G D*^i DeicVinmation Ten 
le^rs. 

Q. How did he enurkaih tihe 

A^ He rent his Cloaths. wept 
ind fafted till Night, 

Q. Wbaf learh we by that f 

y^. The tender Compaffionof 
P A V I D, and fo fconfc^i cntly 
m\iiX ought tobcinalJChriftiant 
for the Hard Misfortunes even 
ofthar Enemies. C^4/. i. iz. 

XJ. flow did be reward the 
CouMteffeif f 

J. Inftcad of a rich Reward, 
which he hoped for, lie frowned 



upon htm^ afked him how he 
darft flicd the Blood of the 
Lord VAnoihtcd, and commanded 
ore of hi Frtlowers to kill him. 

Q^ How was f be State of. the 
Kingdom wl^en P a v x d entered 
uj>on it 7 

J. Like a Tempefliuoui Sea. 

Q: Jf^hat ^nai the Reafin ? 

/i. Civil Didention. 

XL Who raifed it I . 

^. 1 8 H B o s H m i* ^ ths 
Sohof Saul, whom A b k i^ i\ 
mafie King of Ifraeh 
X^ tDid they maki War upoh 
David ? 

^.They did, 

Q. How fioas tba$ War en 
ded ? 

^, G O D gave D a v i © 
Viftory, 

Q. iBy what Mans ? 

A. fir*. 



fenc by his Father 
-larp to compdc S^ul^ and 



- Pfy^ a 1^^^^ *^^^' ^ ^'** ihointcd 
Mr, To mkah of SkJ^ and |^bere viayed upon (he ' 

%fctien S'^wwent out with his Artnj againft the PI , __ 

to Mitklm^ hUo^Ml Country, and there fed his Fattier'i S^'eep, Omf. !?• From 
thence he went to Aftk^t% and killed Go/i^tib, and carried his Head to fen^aitm, 
and ihtn went witu Saul if> Qibe4h i from Oibedb he went inc9 the Land of 
the PhtMinet^ and pcitbrired his Promife, piitt/n(s to the Sword loo, and re. 
VUrncd with their Forr*{kin< unto Saui ; in Recompence of which noble £x- 
Hok, be was mitried to5«tfi*s Daughter. A while after he made an Incurfioa 




had no Way to efcape, but to be let down by a Cord through a Window ^ 
he then made liaftc« and went to Arimmhia $ where he complatncu unto 
Smimei of the In)»ics of Saul^ and iaiu hefore him, in what a niiferable 
Cui^ition he was in, and to what Straits he was broughr \ Wherefore Smmutl 
to comfert htii>, biodght him to Vdnhy a College ol fuco as were PiofeiTor^ 
of that facfCd Study of Divinity. Ijjpw SniU hearing that Vmd wsii in t^tis 
i'lice^caiiM Willi iotnt ^f hil Sextmts ou Puriioic to nak^ hin Cajxive ,; 



46 II. SAM 

A. FIrfti By force of Arms, 

Of/, ii. 17. Scconiiy, By a 

private Quarrel between IfH- 

BOCHETH and Abneb.' hil 

chief Captain. Lbaf. iii. 8« 

Q; WhithiT'mm h'^jAtis. \ 

ji. He fled to D A V ID. 

Q. W7?^r tjoai his moekome 
ibither ? 

.^. J o A B, D A V I D 6 chief 
Captain^ flcW him trecherotiflyt 
bccaufe A B N E a before had 
flain A £ A H E l, J o A b's bro- 
ther, Chap iii. &• 

C. ^tfi D A V t 1> fritjyfo 
this jsB f . . 

>^. No: Bu5 greatly lamented 
it, and prayed to G u D to re- 
ivard J o a b accorditig to bii 
Defcrt, t^er. i>. 

QWhar became i>fi(hhoniCth ! 

ji After A B N ER lefc him, two 
of his own Serrant^ ( BaanA« 
and Rechab) treachcroufly fleW 
him and brought his Head to 
David. Chaf. it, 8. 

Q. How did Daw li) rcnwd 
them i 



U E L. 

jt. As Villains fhould be, 

caufed them to be flain, had 

• their Hands and Feet cut off, 

and after Hanged them up for 

- an Example over the Pool of 

Hebron^ Ver. 12. 

Q. What do ni'^ learn by thefe 
Cire^wfiances ? 

^. lb. good hupc of Da v 1 d"« 
Vertuous Goverr.ment. 

Q^What ivai rhe next dr- 
gOmentcfhis Virtuom Govern- 
tmnt ? 

A. He did that which every 
good Prince ought to do. 
^ Q^H'har'^'asthat ? 

A Studied to advance Re- 
ligioa 
Q. How t 

A. In bringing thfe ArKot 
God into the City, dancing 
before it, to Ihew his Ztal and 
Qadnefi, and purpofing to build 
a Temple for the LOR D^ 
where His Namemight be called 
upbn^ Cha'f. vi. \6^ 



/mt »t the Sighr of S/»w«^/,h€ f;«gtn ro ititg !>raii(t$ i)id Hj'inM^ffar iM Jifan- 
jier of the Prophcis; alter which, DtfVrf rtturiicd to <^'6riib, whetc it the. 
Stone of £W, a litde South ofCibeab^ Jonathan went to p4>/rf, knd 
teuntclled him 10 depart with all Speed, iorthat W«Fatiicr meant Evil luwards 
him i /o thy? loaJc Leave of each othcf with Tears, pjaf. 10. and he went to, 
mb J from thtiice (O Gath^ and to the C^ve of Od^UUnh, where tiieg jeforica 
unto him xuany oi his Kimlred, and Tuch as were Imlcbieil and vS Pang^r, 
to ithe JlumW of fotty Peiioni. In this l»lacc he wrote the y7th and tM 
Ifaln^s, us !>»ay ap|cai by their Titles, Atter that be went toAC^^^anC 
there he carefully ccmn;tailttl his Friend* and If'oUowersto bis fafe Pfoiedtien* 
•:ii] futh Xiu c as the puiy or Saul wwafiwaged. Chap, ii. but by tbeCQanfel 
o: the Proi^hct Cad^ he zeturnfd by tlie Wildeinefs of On^idf toK^iU^ ^n^ 
ye^ctJtd ic ; aud here Ahiathsr the PxH^C^VMtohm^Chap. aj;. but i«^wff^the 
Coming of Saul hi: went iiuo the Wildeinels of Z/^.?, where :?«u<ir/?ivi came to 
niii , a«i/. 2». Thence to Mean, ficra iVfMN to EngetU, fo 10 iViriw/ in S^^» 
vwhejc he determineil co hav:c ilt^vO)cd Vaial fci his ChurJiibueCsi Cf*#i>» ff • 
and afici wards to Ga% where JlfAw ILJiigof ihc^lnli^inti kept hit Couft j 
He was vtiy councons and l»cuiuiUdl; minded j he itnteffaincd Ptf>«W#and 
gave him freely ihe pity oi Z'l^Uz 10 dwell in, a^jj. 17. »i^ Acw Lc ink^KCtt 
uiic Ytar ^nd fevcn Muiitlu -y kud then wtfii South watd, wad madt InoittXiont 
ujon x\c^7iiaUktui^ wMling and*cldtroyifij| their Land, whicti i*y in che^farc 
of Sufy in ArubtA htrxa-y and reiurned back fc> 2ii^<7£# and CcntPatt «f the 
P:^y v\hicli he had get 10 the King of the PM/^iae^i Cfcap. X^.1\m\I>4'Hd 

wen; 



11 S ji M U E L. 6j 

C. Ho^ did GCi) accept qf the Power of GOD, Cbaf^ 



hrs Zeal andgcod Intent i 

j€. So well that he gave him 
Dominion over many Nations, 
3n4 promifed to eftabji/h the 

Kingdom to his Pofterity few --,—,-: 

eV^, Chaf. viii. and Chap. vii. an^ without. 

Q^ //ow njott¥in his Houfe ? 



XXIV. I* 

Q. How did G02) plajzue Aim 
for his fir fi tnioo.Shn ? 

A- He Kindled Diilention a- 
j^ainidhim, both within his Hoafc 



12 

Q. What did MicHAL, txhen 
pe faw David her Huiband 
daiice before the Ax}i ^. 

^. As the Wicked of our time, 
/he laughed Godly Zqal rofcorn, 
Chap* yi. id. 

Cj- Jjttr.this, ho'xm anytime s 
dtdi) Av I p Jail Jr cm bod ? 

u€. Thricei 

Q^ la nrhat Maimer ? ^ 

-^- Firft, Tfcrough LufljSe- 
condly. Through Murder 3 and 
lift of all through Prefumptioiir^ 

Q^ How did be Offend through 
Zttft ? 

4' He knew the Wife, of 
Uriahs Chap. ati. 4. 

Q. Hi^x through Murder ? - 

A* He caufed her Husband C6 
be llain, Ver. 15. 
Q. Howthrcngh^refwnption\ 

A. He kiumbred his People as 
depending upon Vi£lory by the 
Multitude of Men, and not by 



y^. Two Manner of Ways. 

Q, Which be they i 

A. Fitfti % ^hc Means of i 
deadly Hate thaf fprang ip oe- 
twcen his. Sons. 

Q^ Woich Sons ? 

A^ Abfalom and Arnmon. 

9. How I- : 

. X Ammon deflowr*d T'hamar^ 
Abfolom\ SiAer, for whicli Ab- 
folomtic^M AmmoniOa^Y. 13. 19. 
Q. How did h9 praSice to 
ajpire i 

A. By ftealing the Hearts of 

the People from his Father, by 

.Courtefy and flattering Speeches. 

Q: Who was' bis chief Coun- 

fellor ?• • . 

A» A C H I * O P H E E. 

Q- What became of Ac h i- 

TOPH-El, ? 

A. He hanged himfclF, Chap. 



svii. ja. 



QL-Whae 



went from ZigUg with the Arniy of the FhiUTtines to fight againft Sau/^ but 
bccinfe the Princes of the Pj[?ii///ii<s duf 11 not tiuft hlni j by the Coalcnc of 
Ajchifif their King, he reniinetrto Zig^^g^ Chap. 18. 19. While Daytd was gone 
with the Tkiiifttnes to fight ag «inlt JfjTrrff/, the Jlw4i*^/Vc5 invaded Ztg/ar^ 
tu)k jt, and burnc u with Fire ; apd carricil avyayulA'" 04»i and Ahtgail {Dayid-s 
Wives J Captive j . wheycJtwe Vs^ndavhit Approactx, finding this, wirh dllSpeecJ 
purfuea the l^oemy j -and in the Way i found an Egyptian:, unable ro niarch^ 
^^ho guided paind to the AmaUkiUs Terrts, they noi expcdling the Evil, were 
maktnf mciry with the Booty that they had tyjccn. Vayii with the Reft of 
his Company, manfully behaved themtelvcs, actackcd the AmalekheSf took. 
«way their Booty, and put inoll of them to the Sworu. This battle was fought 
S or 12 3A lies from Ziglag^ as by the Circum (lance «f the Hiftory may appear : 
After which SlaoglrteT'he returned and repaired the City $ and to every neigh- 
bouring City fcnt a Part oi the Prey. Here he received intelligence of the Suc-i 
ctfs of the Jfroiiitts in thdr Wars againil the Phili/Hnts^ and M the Df ath ofSaut 
and Jvnathan^ wkich he bitterly lamented, Chap. 30. 11. Sum. i. TheTc Things 
happened ia t)ie Tenth Year after Samuel had anointed Da^id King. - 



68 



l\. S A M U E L. 



Q. Ubat became o/* Abfolom ? 

A. He llkewife had aa un- 
timely Death. 

<X//; 'VL'bat Manner f 

J As he fled before his Fa- 
ther's Army, riding under an 
Oak ; he was banged in a Bough 
thereof, and afterwards chiuft 
through the Body with a Dart 
hy yjoty Chap. ix. 14. 

Q. Wba$ may lee karn iff 
tkejf MerCi Overtbrow t 

A. That Treafon will always 
have a fharoetul End. 

O. Hov) was^iffennonflirr^d 
tip a^ahtft D^vid ivit bout bts 
Hoi/fi P . 

A. Two Manner of Ways. 

C. Wh'xb be tbey ? 

A- Firlt, by »hc Reproach of 
a b Tc Snbjea of his, vomicted 
cut ag^inft him ^ and then by 
the Malice of the Tbili^ines^ 
Chap. ii. 

(y fFbatwas tbe SubjeSl cdkd 
tiat nviled him ? 



A. SbemeU out o^ the noa(c 
of SauU 

Qi Uvm did be textile him ? 

A* He called him Murderer, 
and caft Stones and Duft in his 
Face, Chaf. xvi. 7. 15. 

Q* 7)id David efidure it f 

A* Yes, as he did all his for- 
mer Troubles, with Pati^ence \ 
Ctiromanding his Men of War 
not to touchifi??/!^^ J tor, faid he, 
** My Son which came out of my 
** own Bowels, fought my Life 5 
" then how much more* may 
** this Se?jjamite do it : Suffer 
*• him to curfe, for the LORD 
*' hath bidden him, Fer. i r. '" 

Q, ff'bat f^irtues are Jbewn in 
David, befides patience ? 

A» Gratitude and Continency. 

Q^ Wtjcrein did he pew himself 
Grateful f 

A. In. giving all the Lands of 
Said to MepbibBfiethf his Friend, 
Jonatban% Son, Cbaf. xix. jo. 

Q; Wherein iJoa$ be Continent \ 
A, In 



Day id came f\T,m Uglag^ to Htbron^ and sit this Time he was of the Age of 
th/rcy years, Rnu watanoimcd King by ^e Tribe oE Judah^ Anno AfuwU z^9i, 
and before Christ J077. Here he kept his Court feven Ye^rs an^ fix Months. 
From herce alio he fciit Mcffcngers to Jabes in Gileacif 44 Miles, to figntfy 
ti\s gracions Acceptance of that Favour which they (hewed imtaSatUia bti- 
rv"ig his Ej(Jy there. Chap, x, I.C/ttom. 11. FromHAr^m he wcat unto Jeruja' 
Itm then caJicd ftbus, hcing pDirdicd ot the Jthufius 5 bit he won it with a 
J^ronp; Hiind, and thrult them out : And in Momii 5 on fee up tiieCity MHj^ 
;fr*rwajds callM tiie City cfDayitd and b^an Iti's Retgn in j£r%Salim iii the 
5StK Year of hfs Age, and icvciuh of his Reign: In this Place he built a large 
and m a j4uih'cent Palace of Cedar Wood, which ^r4;H King oiTjrus ient him 
lion. Mount libanust 104 Miles Diitance, Chap. ^. 1. Chron. 11. . He went into 
the Vilify RtpkoiTTj in the Way that Icadeth 10 the City Bdhiilem, where he 
to.L^bi a memorable Bitrlc againlt ^tfUUftines^ and by the Help of G O D 
oveic^'c tiiem, Hir which Caufe it was called £44/ /'er/W^ .- So he ret timed 
to 'jcrufdlem 5 but che Fhiltftinei came the (ame Year in 10 the VaJiey again* and 
vi(clud rheir Teii;s, when tbe Lord gavep4V/i a Sign, ifiat when lie heard a 
Noife in the Mulbcty Trees, he Ihould fet upon the Enemy ; foD4W/Vwent 
tbrtl., ;iiKl clofc by the Tuwn of Giba and Kirjath-jegrim^ rwo Miles from fffu- 
fnUfn vvcrtwar', am*, ^ave them the fccond Overrhrow, Chap. if. f. Ckron. ly. 
be purfucd them tcG.za^ which was in bis tentlt Year, froui hislirft Bcgimjing 
, HiHtir*)H Tl^cnhc afic.i.blcd alJ rhe Princes, Piiefls, audChief Men of Ifradt 
io the Mu«r.l)er tf joooo^ which inhabited from Sechot 'till you come to Chxmsk', 
a City oifJAphtali^ at the Fooc of Mount Lbinnui, itfVMilcscft ; Tbej came 
t J ^fctujalcm, und went with l>4vii X^Krja{bjemm, about a Miie, to ietch Ac 

■ A '< 



11 SAM 

A: te refufing, being very faint 
through Thirft, to drink of the 
Water which Men hid hazarded 
their Lives to fetch him, Chap. 
xxiii. 17. 

Qi Ho.v 'xas David planned 
for h/5 Vrefafitpi(i72 \ 

A. GOD dflFcred him the 
Choice of three PJagxic«?. 

Q. Which be thev ? 

A. Either to hiave feveii Tears 
Famine, or to flee three Months 
hefore his Enemies, or 1 1 have 
three Days Peftiknce in the Lapd, 
Chap. xxiv. 15. 

Q. Which did David chufe ? 

J. Three Days PcOilencc. 

O. What was his Reafon ? 

A. Becaufc he had rather (all 
into the Hands of G O D than 
ivien 5 for God will be merciful, 
when Men are fpiteful. 

Q. How many of his Veofle 



U E L. ^ ^9 

died of th0 "PeftiUnce ? 

A. Three Sborcand ten Thou- 
fand, Verfe 15. 

Q, In all the TrotMei of Da^ 
vid. did GOT) fend him no 
Friends to comfort hin^ ? 

^..Ycs, GOD is a God of 
Mercy, and as He doth pronwfc^ 
even fo will He perform ; at all 
Timet of his Diftrefs> he raifed 
him fomc Friend or othec 

Q. Who were thev ? 

^* Before &///died,^^?*f% 
JUichah Abimelecb the Pf te* > 
four handred Men that came to 
his Aid in the WildemeCs j ^i- 
gail, rich Nabars Wife, that 
brought him Provifions 5 and 
Achi% King of Gath, that gave 
him a City, called Ziglag* 

Q. After SaulV "Death iv the 
T'tme of his ^erfecntioft, who 
were his Friends ? _ ^_ 
La ^- Bcndes 



ArJc of the Covenant ; frcm thence into the City oTD:iyid% Chap. 6. 1. Chron, 14* 
and piiccd it upon a Cart drawn withOscen, and turned out of i lie W^y to 
the thraihing Floor n(^ Nachon^ where Uvua raflily and inconfidcrately touch- 
ing the Ark of God, contrary to the Divine Law; therefore hc' was (liin by 
the LORD in the Way $ ( (b facred Js the Divine WilJ of God and bis Com- 
mandments) ard that Piaco was calitd twi-Uiu&ab, i. c. the Breach ofUzzw i 
he not being of the Tribe of Aaron, to whom it was only lawful to t<nv:h the 
Afjc, Dan^tfif being terrified by ibis Example of GOD*s Severity, woukl coc 
that D^y brinp? the Ark of the L O R D into ferufalem 5 but carried it to the 
Houfe of Obed'Ed^m, a Nobleman uid Gittite^ who dwek near /^«t/tf /e«i : BtJt 
when it was toid Daytd th^t the Lord Wcflted the Houfe of ObedBjiom^ and all 
his. Family^ becanfc the Ark was there j D4W went from ^rufalem, with a 
great Multitude of People, fo his Honfb to feteh it into his own City : And 
when the Ark was carried by the Pri'efts> Dayld girt himfeif with a Linncn 
Ei)hod, ( which kind of Garments the P4HU ot the inferior Ord^r ufcd fo 
wear) and danced before it, Zinging Pfalms and Hymns to the Praite and Glory 
of GOD , and with great State brought to the City q( ferufatem, with tiie 
Sound of Trumpets, and orkir Infiruments of Mufick, and placeii it in the 
Middle of theTabemacIe, which they had curionfly ereifted inS/wi, theU|)(ierCitv> 
andCity QfDdyia, for that PnTpofe. At which /If i!ffc4/, ^rfa/'fDau^iuer, ilc^vifed 
him in her Heart, and laughed at him j but ga"Ve her a due RccompencN as 
we may read, ChfliBy ^* ^^d him a jull Reward 5 fur he promUed by rhe Pro- 
rhet Ifathan, " That of his Pollerity and Blood the K I N G of Kings and 
•« saviour of the World fhouJdLe born.** In the Year following, he invaded 
the Land of the Fj^'iiVwi, and took the CityG4f* ; and then returned home ; 
whenin th« Twelfth /ear of his Reigii> he afBidled the Makhes wkh a cniel 
War,anddeiiroyci Two of their Armiea with the Sword, and the Reft of ti e 
Miilti;ude he made tributavy. c*^f , 8, suidOfffK. 9. and fo returned to faufalem 
vich great Tiiumplt anl }oy« 



n. S J M U B L. 



/. Beiidet many other of his 
yjcRi tha^t fluck anto him, 
j^ai (hewed him<elf a fpecial 
end inoverrhrowinjr the Coun- 
of Achiru^M^ v/hen by the 
hellion -. of his Son Jbfohm 
s cut ofiE) Chop, xvi, and old' 
rziJlai that fuccourcd him, 
eo: he fled from his S6n, CJba^» 
i. 3U 

ojd T^roubles JDavid had^ did 
at lafi fiud Reft i 
jj. Tes, a^d ^icd in Peace. 
Q.. What doth his trouHefome 
fe and quiet Mttdfigtire an- 
us I . .r,; . " ^ ■ ■ " 
A The Rac^ of the chief 
ing of Heaven, Chrisl Jesus, 
lo, according Cp the Fleih, was 
rfecutcd on ©very Side as2)^*^ 
i was 'j with outward and in- 
ird Enemies, as well -in his 
•n Perfon as in his Memhei:s 5. 



but at .lad overcame All, ard 
gave His Church perpetual Vic- 
tory^ His Kame be pa'f»:d.. 

(X^Skeia . me the 'P<?: iiculxrs 
*whereiu U3i!v\A figured Chrcst ? 
ji, 2)nvidli as much as to (k\ , 
Afy dearBeloved^ My cbofin One 5 
belnc derived from 2)o4y which 
fignifics a Friend or Seloved j 
for which Cau£b he was faid to- 
be a Man after G w D's own. 
Hear!;, and reprefent CHRIS r 
unto U5 Eleven different Wavs. 
* q. irhat is the Firjfi ? ' 

jSi Firft, i.i bis Name he wis 
beloved 5 fo GOD teaifies of 
Christ, '* This is my bdoved 
**.SON, in whom I am well 
" pleafed. ^ % 

9.. Jfhat is the •S^co77d ? 
' ji. Secondly, in the.-Plicc of 
his Birth, he w3l& born at Seth- 
km I fo was 'CHRIST. 

Q, fVh^t 



the ijth Year' of his Rci^n h^ made in Expert it iwn to2»^j iwArmsnU^ > 
:> Miles Nerth of Jeruftiifm^ aacK in, this Piirc wail a memorable Bifcte 
linll HadadEs^ir the King, ocaf to tt^elUvcr Euphrates : HerooX 7O0HorlV:. 
\ aooCO FootjMuirnc their Chariois, cooJc iooC«*ltIes, conquered all the 
vvns and Comitry round a*>©.ur;.: a"^ went avvay with a ^reat Baory as 
•II GoUl aj Silver, Brafs arid other Thmgs ; ^vhi^h 'iirars for the hixcel- 
icy thcrepf, Was Hlci^ nnm Gold icfeif, and f^ifpjtjfhus faith ) afterAV^rds 
omoH made the Molten S:i of {r, V^htn Gjidartzir King of tbsStrUns, 
e th4t built the famous City {>( D^mafcui ) heari *. of . the Overrtiruvv of 
dad Ezer^ he fcnt a? great Army to4iisAid ; whicK.Kiag D/nr/4 neir the 
ue Place fl.w lODOo, gaiiiioga inoit glorious Vidiory, extending hisGa- 
niiicnt from yerafa/imUiypndthc River B%ilxratts, above. 5ao Mi^s, maJcUig 
fe two Naf tons tribmary imro. hi^n, Cliap. S. I. Chrm* ?. 
Af'cr DayJd won thefe twp merav-rible Victories, he. went with all his 
cT'.y towariJs the South, and im^adeJ the Ij41m\ oi Syria \ and on his March 
'am the Son ofTo/if, King ot' Aai^hia^ { then called hlcmath) met P4W4 with 
US auL'Prefcnts in tUcN^ime of his Father, rcwirwiiig iiim Thanks furdef 
ving the com inon Enemy Hidad Lz^r^ a mighty Tyratic : Dayld receive*! ftis 
frs, which was Gold, SHver airi Brafs, gave yorjr» an acceptable Difiiatcli, 
i "'Cut with his Army to the Valley of bale neirDj-wrf/fw?, gave Battle U^ 

Syrians, and gained a compLat Vi6lcjry, and ile.v iSjoo ; Coon afrer 
•k che Ciy anJ placed a Garrlfj^n, coinpcJJina; them to pay rriburCjOftitf,''. ?. 

^hcn wear with his Army into theLand of tht Am me nkes, couqueringall 
' Ciiics and Towns thereabouts, and they alfo became triuitary. He then 
tjrned to /fc'rtt/i/d/w, and dedicited all the Ricncs he had tnken, unto the 
)I<D. A Whic aftcir he maie an Inciirfjon iiiro the Land nfJdumaaj and 0*>- 
z\ •Wtxn ah') to p*y TiibJte, dcltroj-ing ^ij^i .- > And now 4ua KingJoni 
i.iIT.r nroSj'irli, c2^-;ii!:;J So^Milc;, itKini Sjba i:> tfie Red S:a, and fwnv 

Eli; 



IL S' A 

Q. U-hAt is the Tmrd 



M 



J, lliirdly, in his Employ- 
ment, he was a Shepherd ; fo 
was CHRIST. / am the true 
Shefhriiy for a god Shepherd 
iiveth his Life for Hi Shcff. 

Q. %Vh»t is the Fourth ? 

A. Fcurihly, in hi« Mufick ; 
T)avid was ctinning i^pon the 
Harp, anrf by that comforted 
the affliflcd Spirit of Saul 5 fo 
CHR I ST by the Mufick and 
Harmony of His Doflrine, the 
glad Tydihgs of Sakation, com- 
fi rteth the afflificd Members of 
His Church. 

Q.nl!>^t is th'i Fifth I 

J. Fifthly, David got hi« Glory 



U E L. 71 

and Preferment by the Death of 
Goliah 5 fo CHRIST was glori- 
fied by conquering Death and 
the Devil. 
C.. W'bat is the Sixth ? 
A. Sixthly, 2)^wVwas perfe- 
cuted by Saul^ and parfued from 
one Place to another ^ Co rhat he 
had no where to hide his Head 
with Safety 5 fo CHRIST was 
perfecuted by His own Counrry 
Men the yeivs, ihiat ou: from 
the Society of Men ; and as He 
faid, Msttb.. 8. T'he Toxcs have 
Holes, and the Sir ds have N^'fts 5 
but the Son of Man hath not 
'Where to lay bis Head* 
Qs. iVbat is the Seventh ? 

jf, Scventhlv, 



Kiftto Weft I io Miles from 7>r«i to Sidon^ reaching to Dsmafms : Thus f>v^ 
the ImguJar Bleffing ofGoci, he obtained a fpicious and |)owerful Empire, 
lSam,S, J. Kiit^s n. I. CIttwi^ 19* and came again to Jtrufaiem with great 
Praife and Glorj^, beinj* now in the I4ih Year \^i his Reign. 

.Naha.$ Kin? pt the Ammmm ilying Hcirm his Son fucrceded him, who 
conteinpiuoufiy almfcd the Meileagers o(Da*uitij Vt Sam. 10. and to juilify 
the Injury, he guthered an Army out of Soha^ Syria, and Mefof>9tamia^ even a 
nii^hty Holt to oppofe D4>/V, who in ♦the fifteenth \ ear of his Govcrnmear, 
mer him wit m his "Army at Hdam, overcame him and deUroyed^ooCbariors 
and 4.000 Horip, I. t;ro«. zo. Dayid afcr this, with great Applaufc of Oic 
i^opJe, was entertained ^\ fru[aUm^ which was iq Miles, where bei?ig 
puft up wit^ Profpcrity, he forgot his f oi^nrier Piety and Sanflicy, and by De- 
grees fell intonnUwfnl A ftions and unjuit Defues } wt cnci it happened that 
<ooa after he commitfed AJulcery wvh BathfMa., and after that to hide his 
Faulr, canfed 'her Hii/band fo beilnin. This was Jeep t /ecret *ciU the Lord b^ 
^hthan, fliarpW reprehends him, lays before him what he was, and what 
ills prefenc £ftace is, from whence that came, and then conduJcs, that 
he is molt unthankful, c^trclefs and negligent toward God and Man, in 
committing thofe inlolcj^ces ; neither fcfc he there, but told hin God 
would fevercly punilh him for his Offence ^ which after happened as yo i m^y 
read, I. Sam, ii. 12. 14. 17. Dayii being nipp'd i« his Confcience with this 
iharp Repriroand, fell into great lamentation, the Extremity of whofeP^fTion 
ni ay very well ap^icar in the Penitential Pfalms, whicli at this Time and fboa 
after he wrote, and left to future Ages, 

AfuT ihif, about the End •f Summer, he gathered an Army and vent mfi tie 
land of the Ammonites, wJure be tr*9k tie M:trofaIitan Oty ( then catted lUlV ^^ 
hut after beir^ refttred by Pcolomem l^hiladclPhus /&w^ of KQy\it, he called it uf::r 
his oivisiir^STmFhiLdelphii, and, there to»k H^e C^oan from ttte Head of theKm^ of t e 
Ammonites, vdnch wttghed a Talent of Gold, beinfr C^i [ofephas faith ) tichly ador^ 
ned vnih fair Sardoniok Stcna^of which ym may reaa, II. Sam. 1 1. From thence 
he came *4f* 10 Jeruitiem 6(^MiUs^ and mailed BAthflieba, Mnd Ly her had four 
Som^ Sirrr ^\ Sobat), Nathan isnii Solomon, I.Chron, 5. Soon after th'n Amnoa 
defhured ht» S'Jier Ihamar : Not ionr after that, his Sp» Abfo'om kiUed his 
Sruhtr AmnoQ, hefn^ then about iS fears of A^e^ which Div'ii to)k fo henhujly-^ 
that he nnuld not fupr htm to come ini'^ his S'£ht f§r three Tt^n, i(. oim 13. 



nmto 



72 II. S A M U E L. 

A. Seventhly, in the Dangers wan their Creator, an<l Father 

that 2)avid fuftainM, by GOD's of all the World ^ according to 

Providence he was ' mercifaUy Ifaiab 6i. I havefeddfidbroiiihr 

delivered 5 fo CHRIST was in- up Children^but thfy have for- 

clofcd and in Danger of the Jews faken Me. 

^tNaz^reth^Luke /^. \n j^erufa- Q. What is the Ninth ? 

hm^ in the Temple di(oyf/ohn 8, A* Ninthly, as 'David fled to 

but he efcaped thciii all, becaijfe Mount Olivet^ his Heart bein^ 

then His Time was not come, prefsM with an intolerable A- 

. John vii. 8. ' gony 5 fo CHRIST fltfd to His 

Qi ff^hat is the Eighth I Farher by Prayer, for comfort 

A. Eighthly, as 4ifulom n^hd- in that Extremity. 

led againft 2j^vidy being has - Q. fVhat is the Tenth ? 

Father 5 fo the 7^-7W rebelled ^, Tenthly,a3 all the Friends 

agiinft CHRIST, although He and Familiars of D^vid, forfook 

him 5 

Then Joal) ^ tkt Subt'dty of the lPo:77j£n of Tckoj, rtconcfled rim to tlx King hit 
J-'atlyer 5 yet ntyerthUefs he came not to his Crnvt of tv^o Y-::r after. This /Visfb- 
lom »<»/ a £Q9diy Man^ af'jblc, for ivhifjo C^ufe^ even at that Tirhz, the People bi- 
iTi^n to afka hh?2^ And Anno iVl«»idi,7fj^y*.s Ahfolom being tl^en ahjut if llar^- 
of Age ^ moyed Sedition ^gainfi hii Pitther. A Matter remarkah/e^ that although 
1)0 had (lain hii own Bf(»her^ b?lng df^raced and dhfsnt from the Cnun afmofi 
fire Tears, yet vfitkin 4 /hort Time after^ he /*> [ir^ngly united the AfeHluns 
of the Pefifle to hlm^ that he con/hameti David ( fhndSn^ m Fe^r of his Greatne^i^ 
A& his form^ ASii and worthy Fi^ries ftotT>ith/taftdinx ) to for fake his awn 
C/fy, and for Safely to fli to the Mount of 01 yes, a Mtle jirom the Oty ; 
tuhgre he fiajed to fee the Condition of theTumule -^ but Nce/Jity conjlrjtiJicdbim 
to take hii Way to Bihuzim: And fs he *p^< going, Ziawi the Son of Guft, 
of tki Houft of Saul curf^d him j every Mm's Enemy then making^ hlmfelf appa- 
rent tphen he is in Adverfity, r.nd his bcft Friends commonly forfaic Itim, ■ Brom 
thtncehewtnt toy,xd^\\\ wipers ilje Prif/liS Joua.hwn and AMinatr bratght bim cer- 
tain Inteiiigence rf tlte vifickf'd and j.'erverje C'lTuncel «•/ Archirnphcl, a Mmh in 
thofe Tim^s fsmous fw his Wifdofrtt ^^* perfidious in his A£lia»Sf ^s eommwly 
fuch are that hpe after Honows^ or feck to benejH tltemfelves by ImurfafUn and 
Cjiiange, 

After ih'* Tft^fUr^cTtce herrofr h: lofcnt over Jordan with ihofefew Man that It^ had, 
and with all poffl^kfpied wencto B?/h<r'iara, 16 Mda N. fi, of JeruTalcm, at this 
Place Jofliua Ud the Children of Ifrael thnugh Jordan on dry Ground, Jof. 3, 4* 
4tnd htre John Baptift taught and Baptiied Gtirift, Mat, i. Luie g. 

Thence he wtnt 10 Makanafm, where fic fcnt forth hisArmy hyBxnds agVtnft 
Ahfalom^ who at this Time had afTemUed a great Hoft. near the wood 
Ephratm, near to the Place where ^ofkua wo" * msnoorahle B-.rtlc a»atnit 
ihe Canaanites^ and though D/tytd's Men were buf ftw «ey g^vc Atfalom as 
great} Abfalom being Icrc in Dinger tofave himrelf, fitA^ but jti his Fiighr 
the Hair of his head being long, and blown \vJ(h the ^itx^i^ took hoW of 
the Branch ( f i Tree, 'jy which he banged l)Ct\veen Heiven and Birth at 
vnwonliy o: e rl cr^ and foalf who bnt a Jitrle Ijcfbre was his Friend iiithac 
very lliace, v^icH three Darts, put him to Death, a Jult find for £n nniatt a 
MaiU \Sam, 18. Da\id, noiwithflanding, lOOk the Death, of Ahfakm 
very Heavy, 'cillby jhdb he was recalled from thacGritf. Then in Com* 
]>;4ny of Barzi/Iaij (jf his Son Shimei^ of Mepln^sHj^ the Son pf Jfonoibatf, 
atJd Z'ha hisS?rvafir • Shitnei a!fo that be tore cnrlt hirti, who to leave a 
memorableTokcn of a bafeSycophant^after thisVidtory cwne iitit down to crave 
Pardon foi his Off nee, with maniy others chat wcn« alopg witl* him fwii 

^ Mdk43Mh/^ 



. ir. S A M U E L. 73 

i v, iit fccii 'i ir.-e us Mjalcm J. Eleventhly and laflly, *^ 

rti tiicd ajiaiii hi.5^, ard follow- ^avicl was fcftorcd, noiwith* 

ui him uirh }'crii:cution. Mocks, {farAlmg his foniicr Mifcriesand 

:^(i 'iiaunis ; io C H R l.ST, ^^ Trcublcf , to his ancient Glory 

I'uch Time as JuAai betrayed and Eminency j (b Christ, after 

liiai inm the Han^sof the Js'ivs^ He had fuffered the due Punifh* 

way forCikcn of all HisFollowtrs, nicnt for Sin, Death, and before 

?.nd mary of thofe, which a little that extream Milery i yet at 

btft^rc He had done good unto, length conquered both 5 and, by 

nipcked and derided Him, as he His Divine Power, reflorcd Him- 

was upon the Crof«, fclf to His former Eftate of 

Q^ tl^kat is The Ek^€72tb ? Eternal Glory.* 

KINGS 



M^ianaim to Methahar, where grear Multitwlcs of People camc to meet Vayidf 
H Sam, 19. Then Onviu v^ent^back to Giieal, and f(i to Jerulal{HT\ the fame Tear 
that lie roas exiled by i^ii 56», in the go//j tear vf his Keign : The neou Ttar^h^ 
lU Son of Bieii, taking Etcamp/e by Ab\ai\ov^^, and ohferying t)^ Mutability of the 
ftqies AfieBiens^ muyid a Sedition again fi David j but Joitb his Captain eyename 
htm, Ciiap. 20 Aper tijisy there feihwcd thrte Tears famine* About the End of 
the timd Tt:ar, ana 54 cfhi> Reign ; he t9tvt to Jabcs Gileacljyo MUes, to fetch 
the Boms of Saul and J'matlian to bury them in the Sepulchre of his Father,'! Sam. 
li. and brougJtt the Relick. 'o Gibeah of Saul, andburiea theniin the Sepulchre of 
his Fathor Kjfli. i Sam. 21. and then returned to Jcrufalem, 4 Mites j and in 
tne ^$th^ went agat^fl the PhiiilHncs mar f /;e Levitical Town of Nob» 12 M&les^ 
ufon the Bcrdcrs\f ttje Ccuntriti of the Pfailiftines in tin Tribe of Dan. Thus he 
became the un^atterr^d CUty of bis Country^ reigned 40 Tears toitb the great eft ?r»- 
knce 5 haying travelled i^o/^Mtles.^ then died, and was buried in a good old Age. 

ABNER one of Saul'j Captains was with Saul when he killed biwlelf-, he came 
M Maclunaim, vihere he made Iftibolheth, SauPi Son, King^ who kept his Court 
tijcre leyenTean ; he came to Gibcon and flew Afahel Joab'j Brother in Battle j but 
afterwards^ when }}e was at Hebron, wai (reacheroHl^y flain by |oab, 

fOAB was David'j Captain, Sjn of Zerviah, David's St/ier, for he had two, 
Zciviah and Abigail ; Zerviah ha4 Joab, Abilhai and Afacl 5 Abigail had 
enjy Amafa j all xvlicb n^re great Men inJCif^ David's Time. 

Bstmand Rcch^b murther^d their Masfer^ King llhboihcth in hii Chamber ^ as 
h lay upoa his Bed^ and cut of bis Hiad and lirought it to the King to Hebi6n ; but 
David was not pleafed with their JVeachery, wherefore he eaufed them to be put toVeath. 

Ttte Wfe IVoman of Thccoa went tkenee to Jerufalcm, and with her obliging 
Bebayiour^ perfwaded JjCtn^Dtvid to recall his Son m of ExiUf who then remained 
at Gefar, 2 Sam. 14. Tbecoa W4s a Ciy in the ttihe of Judab, 8 Miles S, £. 
of Jcrufalem : Near this 6Vy Jofapbat byPrafters and the So^nd ofTrumpets^ 
witjjout drawing his Swerdj took the Cty. /» this Flaee the Frophet Amos lired^ 
and then lieth buriedywhofe SepuUtwe was to be ften 400 Tears afzer CH RIST, 
4« St, prom faith. See Amos i. Jer. 6, t. Gluon, 11. 

ABJSBAG the Virgin that lay wiilr Divid, was accounted the Fairefl of alt 
nVacl 5 wd wasbreu^ fnm SDncm,44 j>i/>j, wrtttte Jbe vfas hrn;to JeruC9,km 
Uir lOnff Oavid, that fkt mig/n lj9 teith him in his old Age to procure ffcat. 



74 KINGS AND 

^ I N G^ 

AND 

C H R N I C L E S 



Quefilon. 
N/IIO fticcecded David 
^'^ in the Ki^igdom ? 
A' His Son Solo m o w. 
U* What was the fir (I Thit?2 
he aiked €fG02)? 

J. Wifdom, and GOD gave 
it him, Cbaf. iii. 12. 
^( J. If hat did i^ejbew therein ? 
•A.'W^t Wifdom beautifieth 
a Prince or Ruler, more than 
eitker Wealth or Honour. 

Q. IF/rat was. the fir fi Sin he 
fuwfied \ 



A. Kebdiion in jSdonijabt 
Chap. ii. 15. 

QL lyhat was the Second ? 

A* Murder, ^ 

Qi In whom ? . . 

J* In yca^tor the. Death of 
Ainer and ^mafa, ^Ithoiigh he 
fled to the Altar for Rcfugf. 

Q. What doth that fignify 7 ' 

/f. That no Place ought .to 
/heltcr an Homicide, C*. li 34. 

.0: ff^hat was S o l om o n V 
Bftate i 

J[. Peaceful, and full of Pomp. 
Q How 



so to Al 019 entered uf^n tie fuidGcrernmint of the Kingdom, Am 10 Mmidf- 
2951. lelvre CHRIST loyi. when ht was abma twenty Te^n Old x^ after he we7it 
from Jci (ifiikin to Gil^aJ, 4 Miies, and offered upc» the Aitar, whnh Mofes h^d 
made^ loco burnt Offerings, i. Kings 2, iChron, 1. then returned 10 JcTufalem, 
and Mlt a Temple to the ID^D in M$unt Moriah, x K.in«s 6. Tins wMi he^n 
ahtfUi the fourth Ttar of his Eeign^ and 480 Tean after the Children of i\T2t} came 
•tit of t'gvrt, t'/t tffe Mohth Zifiij vohith anfwereth te our May, In 2934 *• To the 
Bwldirg whereof^ hi ram King of Tyje fent Cedar Trees from Mount Lib^nM*, 
1 AO Ml let, I Kinf $ f . 2 Chrun. 2. This female SoU roon ^taiied oyer with GoUl^ 
and fet with pueicus Stones^ and finlfhed it in the Mmth of November 46c»t the 
xith Te^r p/ his Kfign. i Kings 6, and dedicated it to tie LORD in his izth ; 
i^tdtkeit he^an to kuiid Us Uoufe^ which wai 13 Tears a Betiding ^ and thr.-n to 
rtanijtfi kiiUhankjulneli to the KingefTytt went to Cabal, where \yegaye Hiram 
SO ".vns <?»«/ Citi*\i with the Ccuntry round abeut^ 2 Kings f . - and Joiti- 19. then 
re urncd and went and. fortified Megiddo, I Ivings % In this Town Jofuh ICritj^ 
*/ Jiit)«h was rvouiidid tu Deaths 2 Kmgs 9. After Vharaoh King ef Egypt 
(anquered and defiroyect Gazer, he gay% it to his Dat^ghter^ tin H^ife 0/ ) Solomon, 
^Uo nhiit It ^nd feytr^hthefTcwns^ and fortified them ^ after vkich he went foExc* 
f'ncabcr, n ar the Rid Sea in the Countrr of Iclun:-^a, where le built a Fleet ef 
flAtely $yt^.\ andfcnt tlnm to Ophir or I;i«iia 10 fetch Gold ,y^ Kings 9 (This Country 
JVloi<r? crttUd Havilah, Gen. 2. and was computed aVoya^e of ahoye ^Co) MiUs^ 
t*nd finifhcd in ahout tlrree Tzars) Solomon returned w'jerufalcm, and haying 
fuih \!jef{t'Broij^tritf^ grevj puud^ and gAye hiwfelf to unlawful Pleafures^ had 700 
Hn'e-^ aid ;' o Co*cubines, and hfxan to W9rp>*p the Gods of the Gcatiles, which 
»;rt« /:•>// in the Sight of'tht LORD % and after he had reigned 4.0 Tears, and 
/.Lut re Ci\ f.f hu /f^f/^he died and was buried hy his FathtrD^viA^ tnW^unt 
^>i . />! irv'^ .'"/vr CHRIST ^jB. K/'f/fl 



CHRONICLES. 75 

. Q. How cams tb.it to faf\ ? J, He judged Juftly, And 

\A. By the Gift of G OD. boilt a vnoiX fttmptuaus Temple 

Q. Wherefore f to the Name of the L O R D. 
J. Becaufe he aOced Wifdom X^Wkereinc'onfilled the Ma^r 

fifiV, and above all Thing*?, when ^ificpnce nf Solomon ? 
GOD put him to h 1*5 Choice | ^. In thcfe Things : HAulcd 

therefore he had ttot only Wifrfom oter all the Kingdoms from the 

given him, bat all Things clfc. River Eufkrafhy uuro tlic Land 

Q^ Hozv did ^e iiiv) himjelf of the y*/7//?/«w, and the Borders 

Tbavkftil ? • , of jB^^^r,Chap. i. 5t. HitVic- 

A. In employinz his Wealth tuals for one Day was thirty 

and Wifdom to the Glory o{ Mcafurc* offinc Floor, and three- 

GOD. fcorc Meafures of Meal, Chap. 

Q^ Hoiv ivas, tkat I iv. n. Ten latOacen, and twenty 
• W 0»gn 

ff^r^'Solotnon reitncd fhusTriUm^haMt, mnderjul u 4II tin V/arli, tin Queen 
Sheba, tbt ^nHetrof^Ht tn Ethropia, nmde him « J^tfit to hear his Wifdimti and mad$ 
kirn a Prefeni of ivoo Taienn, er ^70000 2oufuU ^^Jerulalem, 9S4 Mijcs 4 this 
Comttry hy ihe Hcbiiews Js ciiJtd ChMS^ of ^Ctms the Sin $f Cbam,5o7J of Noaji, 
Mfter fc^hiopia, it lits in Africa ^ undtr ueTtrr/ei Zone and the Equai^r^ being in 
Latitude \6 andUnritude 6t^ xolicb makes it ^etjBeeifeamHeat^jjHFeopU are natwrally 
black andgo ailnSeed buttheir priyj Fartty and are ifhat vie for Vtp moji^arteah 
Nsgrees^ and ai Plinjr !4ith^ lib. 6. Cap. x^., ic wxs in the JurildiiStion and Govern- 
meac of Qiwens, who, for their Rdolur ions and Courage, w«re csilltd Caadaees « 
Due of which, hnllbertusthe Emprro'^ TtiHe^was niore f>mo.up and csceed^^ 
a'li tht ^-^ «f *icr PredcociTars in the EKtentof her DomlniQMS for her nfianly 
Prefcrce and Nobfenfffief Spirir. The Butm^, ^whitlf S>\n\ip bapti%fd, Adls 8. 
vas Treafurer er C>amberlain to this Queen j Mtd it is theu^bt jtht Do^rine of th^ 
Gof^ti 0/ CHRIST Was fit^ made ku^wn in this duntry by him.t and was a-fterwards 
more ^^gffy propataUd and nijpjrfed by ihe Eyang^fi St. Matth. wha tavgh* there^ 
Jft6ifi eplU.jt tsfdid, They Ihall coina ixcioiSabM^ and bring C&ld ;4n»\ Fr^nJ:- 
•incenCe fo prai(c the^Loid % fromtoihence fome have concluded thtttho{e Wife. Men 
tfhich came unto the Ch'rld fESlfS, &< c. were Kthiop'uns 1 but this dpss not ^ree 
witbtheWerd* of Maith, Giaf, x. where it written, Thti Wife Men came out of 
the Eaft. F«r Sabi, acsording to our Sayieur's Words, M*tfh. li, lie^h towards the 
South 'y fer^ f*ys Me, The Queen cf the Souih, i, #. SaJut^ fib^Jl come forth in 
rhe Day of Judgemeiu a^kiiift thw Gsrwration and coodemn ir, for (he cime 
from th« End of the World ttj hear the Wifdfjm ofSilemen* ^c. Therefore^ n9 
dmbt they came from PtsrfiH, wht<h JiesEafl^Jcriihlcm 5 and iheJPropUt is rather 
to be referred to 'the Propaf^ation of the Church tmreugb the wJwie Woridj wtpere fomt 
of eyery ffati9n frail bring frefents unto the LORD, 

thfte is another S^bn in Arabia §'ciiy[, fo called from Zarba the S*n of Chus 
'the Son tff Cham, the Son of Noah. 1148 MUfj 5, £. of Jero^-Alem, and is the 
Metrtpolitan City 4^Sab«ans, in Arabia KeliX. Frankineetffe * « fourid there in abun* 
daneeyh dropfiihfnm the Cedar Trees Hkf 4 s^lewy Suhftance^ and fp con<realeth 
intoGmu twtce it Tear j in tin Spring ft is Red. in ilte Summer iVbite, T. e Phosnix 
is found ihere^ of which then is but cne in the JfCerld ; whtcb Plin' , I ib. 9- Cap. JU 
dtferibes to be as big as an Eagle y with a Llfi of Tedtl^rs like Cold about bet 
Veek*, the Red art 3 a fitffle CoLur-^ thsrefere from Phoenicia, and the purple 
CclcuTPf her Wings, the is called FhosniK : She hath aTuft of Feathen upon ber 
Jiead Itke a Crown ^ fie iiyeth 66oYeart 4 at the End of which Time, (he butlaeth 
her ffefi of Cajfta, Onmomon^ Calamus^ taith otUr precious Spfce, Gums and 
Sweet fmelUng Herbs ; which the Sun hiht Extremitif tf the H^at, and tie wa^injc 
of her Vings^ fret'y and /beUking delight in the Swtetnefs of tice Sayiur Jx^jers 
(0 longoyer it, ihat fie hurneth herfilf in lur own Neti ; ^'f^"' f whle^aU^y 
5!>f Of tht Mirr9w of ber Bone . a^d ihe Afhis 0/ /:<,/ i^t'/, the:: rr:ypft{Pr. 



7<5 KINGS ANi> 

Oxtn of ihc Padure 5 an Hur- itg^ be I:cd his Hearths Depe hj 

drcdc>hecp,bcfide8 Hart*, Bucks, rbeje^ and all orber ^bla^is e//3, 

Bugles, ami fat Fowl, Chap^ iv. r^bar 'wai bis Opinion cf this 

a, s; He had forty ^^oufand World's Felicity ? 
SraiJs of Horfcs for h2« Chariots, A. That all was Vanity and 

antl twelve I h©ufand Hcrfemen, Vexation of Spirit* 
Cfoaf. ir. 2<r. Gold andSiver Q. 2)id tbis Prince, thus 

were ai plentiful as Stones, Qbap. Heffed-af GOD both ofitwardly 

X. 12. He had fcven Hundred and inwardly^ faU afternjoards 

Wives, ai»d three Hundred Coiw from Q OD ? 
: cubincs, Cbaf. xi. 3. Belides ail J- He did. 
this, he bad Wifdom more thaa Q^ In 'vclfoat Afamter .? . 
any Creature Living. A. By Adultery and ldolatry» 

' Q: I^r in tbenti nop-xithfiand" Cbaf. xii. 5. 

Q. What 

V/vrm^ rohiih hy ItttU and UttU inaresfetb to fome hignefsyfett^Hn \^»iul becomes m 
fcrpetual PiiOenix. This Bird dttb li>elf reprefe^t owr Sayiwr CHRJSTy and is a 
ti$tahle T)p€ of the RepAtreHioH, JheDi^grehce of tkefe two Countries is men:ioneim 
the J id P'.'Avn, The Kin^s of the S*4« aiid of the iflcs, iba.il bring Prelcius^ the 
Kiucs vf'Saha and Seba Oiali «i»€ Qtfts. 

Af EM PHIS tU great City snt^mt and lUfidence of the Kings^ in Hofci 9. it i* 
eaiLd Sio\ h ; but the Reft of thefro^hets cail it Nopti, 1(4, 9. Jcrem, 2. 44. 46. 
J^ftciC. 3d. Zoan is the Ctj Tanis, nrjbere Mofes wrought ail his Miracles. It is 
npGTtcd that in the Year r/ nrr LORD 1476, there was fuchjtPefti(enee in Egypr, 
that there aUd zoooo a Day c Near to thii Town fft,od the fyramidi^ which mere 
r^ne of the feyen Wonders of the World j which j^utb Vliny, Lib. \j. The Height 
ot ( ue cf rhcm Was 6i^ ^eet^ and fqnareoneach&icicSSj Fcec * was twenty 
Yifar* a Hailtliiig, and lOuooo WorJcmeii employed about ic every Day. 

When David csnquercd Idumx^^Hzd^il Ksn^ of tin Country being then but youf^^ 
fifd froin Mif<HO i» Paran, wnh J9Vie of bisCourtiers^ the Metrifolis of Ar<ibia 
Kfta:^, S4 Miles, i Kings 11. but thinking ntmfelf not fajfe^ w^nt to Cheopes 
that imiiom dnd tyrannical Kittg of lugyp*, that built the. three wonderful Iftra- 
viids /rf'Mer^phss : He hating Kin^ David, gaye inm kind Enter lainrntnt ; afftgned 
Jim a Part cfhis K.ngdom to aweil in, and ajter married him to hit Sifier Tacnpeocp, 
h rvhtm he had 'a Son called Genub^rh^ who was brought up in Pharaoh'i olr 
r.tdpct'i C'iurt^f tvbere he continued all the Life of Daviu, twenty Tears : D^vid 
being dead, le returned into his oun Kingdom fciiin:sea, 200 Miles, thence to D*- 
' 'naiciis, 14'^ Miles^ whari. he wai created King of the Syrians, hy Kclun and oth^r 
Pu^jttreSf .which had ionf^ird a^ainji SolonuJU, by which Means hegneyaufiy Trou* 
btci t^-nt K r.gdumf and ucame >an Utur Enemy to f/;f lUaeUtes 4II $i}e Lije of 
Solon»^ :i, ana of htm was tlje Original Stock of the Kin*s of Syria. 

niloONwas Divid's chiff Cafnatn, after David had cansucredHidtA'Ezcr Kiifg 
of Zjba ; Ke(on gathered up J&|V. dijpjrcd Soldi m of kii Army^ aud fied from hino 
to Dill aJCtiS) : Zii Miles ^ and befkgrd it ; the Citizens wiertoft C when ndier D^r^d 
Tior SijQinoM tould fu^f^refs his Rebellion ) entertained kim for their /uxg*, vibiek 
irinttpality he held, and was a great Adyerjary to King. Solomon. 

JEROBOAM firfl King cf Kiacl was Son to Nebac, bom at Ztrtsd^ S Mi/es from 
J?ruiki<jm, an'i c^tme to King Solomon^ tvl/o made himCai'tain tc colled thcTri.ute 
of iMannlVts ^n^ tii^irajirj, i Kiags n. H^ went r^Shiig, 4 Adiltf^ wiiOre the Br^- 
alet Abfjah the Sfailuniie ttld iiim he (l)ould be King cf it'ucl ; ^n^SoIomcn 
Recking his Lije, w^nt w Me?npius in tqypr, and remained w th King ScUii all 
SjioTiairi'j Lije ; liufebios cal/etb thi> King Olix:hores» nfljo that far/ie Tear fuc* 
L(cdcU Macrencius, Sol<»«T.an*i Faiiter in Law in the Goyirnment : After w^ich be 
Yctur.^d to Sxliein in IlVacl, winyh wai iSo Milei.u'Ure the Ifracliics.Wtfitf bim 
ciift Captain a^ainfi lltUnhc-^m, ^o\on\oii'* Sm ; wherefore tte bfgan toreignoyer 
1 rxl, Aiiiio .V.uiid: 2^71, r.Kd reigned 11 7w^ As Buhc: h^ c,:u/id a gdded 

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CHRONICLES. 77 

Q. JT/'at do we lenrn by that ? A. Bccaufc of the Proaiife 

A^. That how ahfolutc focver which he made to his Scrv*nc 

iwe'arc for Honour, Wifdom or fD^vidy Cbttp i. 24- 

Riches, yet we may fall as So- (Xi ^M fucceeded Solomon ? 

lotnon did. ^. His Son Rchoboam. 

Qt How WJt$ Solomon fu- Q^ How many Inhei h^d he 

fiified for bis Sin ? under his Dominion ? 

A GOD raifcd up Enemies ^. Two: Juda fl/iiBcnjam'n. 

againft him 3 and afrer his Q^Jfko ruled over \^^^^^^ 

Death divided his Kingiom, A. jferohxiaw^ a Servant of 

leaving the leaft Part to his Son. King Solomon. 

Q^ IVhy did not GOD quite (^ How many Tribes ^vere 

extirjguifi bis Race, conjidering und^ him i 

bis Sin % it Ten, Chap. xi. 3 r. 

^^^ IVI a . CL What 



f^lf to be fet up for the Rople to worfbi^ j 4tfter whUh hi had d Battle at Mount 
2yc:naraim, /. e» Ephrarm, with Ahu h^in^ «f Jida, and hfi yooooo of his Soldiers, 
4U chofcH Men of Fraei, z Chron. 13. rr. 17. Sq vlth all Hifit tunt n tinrza, 
a beautiful City on a Mountain in the IVibe^f MAiiaiTes, where tin K'n^s of Vr^el 
uftd to keep their Courts, until S^raari i nr.*^ ^Ht ^ there the LORD ftruck him mth 
^ grieyous Difeafe that he dledmtferMy 1 ICin^s 14. 1 Cliron. i^. 

Toe Tears if the'Jvifuiy of Ilracl, meuttoned m Ezek, 4. is (o be acounted 
from ilte Time of Jerob>am^i ere^ng the golden Calfjnthefecend TUr o; his Reign 5 
frow^hichTnMy 'till the Vefhu^ton «/ J-rafaiem A>N^buchadii<?Z2Ar, were 590 te4r«» 
Jcrohodm'i tittle fiueen of tlVaci, about the Tine of t e BattU, went to 'bijam 
t,he Prophet concenin^ her Son Abia/or be wasftck, hut bearing of \avy ly^'ngs 
jhe rtturnea home^ i Kings 14. 7. the Man of GOD which came out of Ju^ia, as 
Jofepl'tis writetb, Lib. Ant, 8. ea^ne from jcrufak n to Bethel, was callei J^d ^"t 
^. e. The fudge if the lORD* and there- re^royed Jrolioam with an extraordinary 
Spirit^ I Kin^s i j . But being deceiyed^ in his Return hi was met. by a Lyon in the 
Pf'ayt an I was Jlain^ and was buried in a Sepulchre at BcrHel 

NADAB, or donifacius the fecond King of Ixttl^I fucceided his Father, and wjs 
mtolnteU while he w^rs yet Liying 4 a liberal and free Hearted P^infe, and reigacd 
better than a Tear whtlfi aliy* j he bogan his Reifn in the ptond tear of \(a King 
of Jiida in 199% j and when he had reigned two Tears^ he wentfrora Thi.a* 
with a great Army and laidjiege to Gibirbon, a City of the Levites >n tbe Tribe 
afOzn^ near Eicroi m the Land of. the Phi lift incs, i6 Ml Ui from JcrurAiem, where 
he was (lain by BaeCi one of his Captains^ i Kings 17. - 

BAESA haying flain his Mafitr ufurped upon the Kingdom^ and rei?;ned almo/^ 
tupint) Tears f tuo of which he reigned with his Son, i K.;»*/s i^ 11^ went frmn 
Gxbithon to Thirza, where he utterly rooted out the whole StO'k an* Family of Jero- 
boam; after falling intp Idola'ry, Tehu the Son of Fianam tbe Prophet fh^rply re- 
proved htm, i Kings if. H'. went to Ramath and fortl^ed ii yerj Ihonxfyt 1 Chr. 25;. 
6t4t iTearing Bentizdzd King •/ Syria had inyaded KtslcI^ hM toent wi.th aU 'offlble 
Speed to Tjiirza. and there died, and wa* buried, 1 Kings if. 2 Chron. \S* 

ElAH Son of Bi flia mat croronsd King, his Father liyinf ahout the tnenty 
fixthTear of Afa ; at the Time that B^jq ladad inyaded and wafird QaIiIcc ; 
they reigned one before the other, after his Father's Death, and xvas killed 4/ Tlurza 
^y Zivnri hisSeryant, I Kin^s 17, i<». , 

ZIMRI wai Captain oyer King Klah'i Chariots, he reined feyen Days only in 
Thirza j in which Time tn put to death, and dejfro^ed all the foderity of Ba:*ihi. 
One Qmrf befie^ed the City, and Zimri htying no Hupe to efcape,fet the City and 
Palace 00 fire in whioh Ife pcrifhed, \ Kings ly. 16. 

OMRTwas made Kin^by the Ifraefites tnbis Tent^ whilfl at War mear Gibftjion, 
he reigned it Tears, theprjt fix at Thirza, the latter in Samana. » K.in«sj5. which 
City foe built, and made it the Seat of his Kingdom > ttUes in ^sunf Semer 31 Miles 

jrom 



7« K 1 N G S A ^ V , . 

Q. JVhatVicet do ice learn to cd, his Hand withered, and H- 
pun by tte Lives ff th§ Kings could not pluck it. back again, 
<f Ifracl and Juda? " Chap.xnu^. 

A. Not to corrupt Rdigion \(\lVhat elfe } ^ . ^ . 
to fcrvc our own Tarns, ^ ' As Not to confpire agabft tlic 

Q. Sy whcfe Bxamfle I ^ -King. 
• ^. B y the Example of y<?ro- J. Sy the EiciW^f^e cftvhom r 
team, King oflfraeL Ch. itii a&. Q. Of Zimri^ that (lew EIdh 
Ql What elfe ? ' King ef //rM beiijg drunk in 

yji. Not to lay vioknt H:andc$ TVn^/'/?* and afterward fat upon 
^poft GOD 's Minifters. hii Throne, Chap. xvj. ^/lo. 

Q^SytheExampkaf^homi Q. What ivas the E^^d cf 
A. (X yeroham^ Ch, xiii. 4. Zimri ? 
Q^HtnvdidGodpuPuJbhimP, J. He rcicrned but fcTen 
j9. As hethruft out bis Hand ^ D^ys, and being befiegcd in 
to have t^e Prophet apprc'ena- * 7irzahf ^nSi Ending; no way to 

: ' cfcape, 

y^mJcnifaVm tf, httd it^ JhtnU frwt thtltfrd of theMountain, of v/'om Omri hougH 
ft for I Talents cfSthtr, i. e. joo I. *f tUnUty fourtan Kiv^s «/ Ifrael kspt ttf^fr 
. Courtis viz, Omi-i ike Founier^ AhxJj, Ahazia, Jchovam^ Jehu^ Joacbas, Joas, 
Jeroboam, Zacharftts. Salhim, Mtnahi^Ti, I^kahia, Pekab, und UoTei, «!» Iic/I 
•/ ih€ ^Hf^s of Ifracl , wJto tofi tht €ity to^tihf ^vrith his Likriy. Of fdl thefeKirk^ 
there were but fiye tluitdkd ngturalff i the LORDbsing moye'd toWrdtbi by Reafon 
' of their Impiety an^yofatry ; he either gayt tktm up ?• fcrdgn Ettewies^ crh €r:2 
Hitrs^ they iMfrthefed dtte ^wo*^^', vntil fidc^.Tjme aj H?e AfTyrians de,^r^)edthe Land^ 
and ltd the ^fte papti've, Tkiti the LORD }un%(btd wth a (b^p and feyere Funiffj-^ 
77?ent thit oLHhaie Haii^t iecattfe ihief contemned the A/momti9Mr attd DoSrines 
of the ^o^hets^ »fn9ngft vjimis KIia«;«»»<<h^liteus t^ere :0iet. See z Kings 1. t. 
afid Ch^\), 17. X Kings ^. ^ . ' 

Afhr the Death of Omri, xohett his Sen Aha6 bigan to re/g;ji, HUl s^rkh Man 
J» tke lown of lRztttc\^ to wale h s JfdfKe mtvtcrm^e^ wtntiO ]ziKhQ^ winch bad 
, teen fnrmerly dffiroytd by Jofhua tU Son of Unii, and laid w^sle 5^6 Tuars ^ where 
eottfraAjg fhb Cotnmdndment of GOP, attd Curft vf Jolliua, f^ his PrtfumptioH 
tfje LORD W4S <r»gry toith him and firuck 4//, h's Children^ that thev died^ tfjo 
^tdefl called AWtam, at tfhe Layi^f^'of tHe f,oundatki» i^tke T^Mig^fcall'ed Segub, 
af f he Hanging of tU Cotes, Jcy(h^ 6, r. Xings r6. .-^ 

•A HA B w nt iVoiTi S'aviaria to the H'lifCarmel, wher« J?/*** put to D«ath 
tJVc ]>ricffs t'.flla /,' vrhi'ch lva«5 *Tx)Ut 30 Mi/51, I. Kings ..i$» T^^nca ,U!^ fezrce£^ 
vvhw hi' foW fAs Wife litow FJiaj hadpu': the l^ricfti of Bjtat to the Sword, 
I« XiV'^i 18. He came again to Samaria^ and wjis befleipcd Uy ^swIW^iir^^^ ^'^ 
inade a SaLv out of the City,/ and by GoiVs grear Providence put a grcar 
AJultitu<^e of them to thft Sw«W, awA *he reft fled ; fu got a iioUlc Vidlory, as 
^feePropher of flieLofd before hi^ r^Id hl-ro, I, /C/wt?:^ ao. .Afrerth*? hfi weac 
^vjth his Armjf to Apheck^ where he rcjitv\^eil a f-ctlnd iiatrlc with the Si.coc/s 
<'f|>iuting loorob l[7rii»»i to the S'wprd, a ad tool: Be7:hiada4 alive $ here the 
J^'rophet rcprdved him forhisfhgrafrtuale itidObilhiacy J He went ta}<m,^ael 
a Cifv ill the Titbe of Ifachar, 48 Mtles North i^ijerufalm^ wt^er^ -^lir«& 
^owrirre kcpr Irrs Coifrc. Here Ndbo^bi^Q Jtaree/iee dweisj, "an ho;ic{t olwX re- 
i'<,'inr;s Man, in good FMtcem^ and O' je that fearcA-GoJ, atid WttikU.ftor fiifFer ' 
''*'•? Inhntirtrc ofo""'^"' *-' transferred t© another, becanCe G;>d had 
'o.Tiraandcd to the c for which Canfe hp wf»uld not felJ h»s 

^■"Jncyatd co ;4-^4i, lat widwd Wonrmn ta ftfiisiyi the King's 

.i>.I'rCj cHiifcd iu'<r ".^^■9' fi!h, 17. J^ L5#i».a, I. I,iftif^j 

•5 1?. and I.7C/j^ li«tff/;G//«4rf. whare 111 a^ighi aj^amtt, 

■f'C 5>'r/V«/ he w th aa Arrow, thxt he was obliged co 

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CHRONICLES. 70 

^rfoape, ha burnt the King's Pa- Q^Sy tb$ Exi^9^e t>fv)iQm ? 

iace, and himfelt in ityChaf*- ^. jibaf^9xAyiz»iibely^h(^}a0^ 

xvi. i8. * the Praftice of faUe V/itnefii 

Q2. JVhat elfe ? yiirtNiboth to death, and &ok 

^'.Not wrongfully to djfirc hU Vincyaixi, C/b<i^. xxi. gj, 

our Neighbour's Goods. Q. How^re they fufiifiied^, 

(i ^y the E:a;;2pk cf ivh-^m ? A . 4bab was (lain at Ramatk* 

4 . Of /^,*^^, Ki ng of l^raeU , Gil^ai^ ard ^ezabtl was thrown 

Q^lVhnt elfe ? out of her Chamber- Window, 

^. Nor to flicd our Veic^h- and dafiicd in Piece?, CJb. jrxii. 

hour's Blood, to be made Own- 54. and I, Kifjgs i«. 55* 

crs of his Goods. Q^, ff^haf e^e i 

4* Not 

qnit xYit Field, I. &i^i ix* it. and came back toSumnHd, wikre he ilied of 
his Wounds. 

• AHA ZJAH was crowiwd Kiag of ifraii during rtic Life of hif Father 
Ahalff he 'was a wicked and cruel Kin^, and began bis Reign in tht 17th 
/ear ofyofai^bat Kinj? offidab, Anno Mmdl 3049, al«Ottt the Time that his 
F^ither went to Kfrn^^JbG/Ze^ to recover it ^om rlieS/it^iw. fitoon af^M the 
%ath of bis fattier, he fell through the Lattice Window in h;i upper C'lam- 
hit, qf which Hurt he died, in Ssm, and I. Kjif%s i. 

f E HO RAH (uccceded his Biother AhamA in the Kingdom of JfraU, be< 
gan his Reign in (he i^cb Vear of f§£aph4tf King ^ofjuddh^ and as 'Jofiffkus 
falih, Z.1^. J£tf^ 9. about the ^ch Year of hisRei^n* wtnc from Samayta to 
fmfalem^ an3 to\(\fo[aphit\\Qw the King of Motib had relielkd asainfl iitoi. 
therefore de/ired him to go along widi him to the War, II. Kngs 5. Tl?en 
fehgratn and fcfaphat and the King of £(<om, ' went from fefufaUm through ' 
the' Wtkicrncfs of IduntM in 7 Days, when they and their Army for XX'anc 
of Water 4iad almoft periChe^) ; but at the Prayer of the Pf0{?het Sjbfh^ they 
Were jrreferved, and came to IVfr^s- the. Metropolitan City of the Af^^V;/, 17% 
Miies from Jef»[aiemy Which they took and Confumcd with FifC arid S;\'orii> 
\\,Kjfigi 3. After whicii /«ibo'*4w returned to Samaria^ and fooa after, was 
uefieg^ed by Hfinffdttatl King of Syria ; at which Time iVavifions grey fo 
fearce, t4>at a-Sperrain Ionian ear her own Child, IL Kings 6, He went from 
SamarU with his Arm^ to RamatbQUiMd^ where he was overcome by Afs* 
^/King of the ByrVans^ and .was (oFcly wounded, II. Kingi S« and was car- 
ried in Ms Chjriot^ to Jt%*tel to be cwre<4 •, Bnt jM^one ot his (jMefCAptainj 
as be rode along, Ibot an Arrow at him and wounded htm rlie £ecc4i4 Time, 
wberaof he dieii in the Field' ofjfahotk t|it fatreeliu^ IL Kinvs 9. . 

fE HCTirasSon ofj^apbat, he was anoinccd King of IfraeLin tlie Caftle 
at Ramofh Gilead^ by M^ijba^4nno Mdndi^ V^h •"** «ig»*d iS STbars, ILKi^tgs 
9. He went in his Ciiarioc to yin'-eel, and after he.had killed fehvrdm Ui \\xt 
Field oflfabot\ he came to the G<ices of the Gi^cy, and on^fed .feii ihel to V^ 
thrown from a Tower» whom be trampled under his Horfes Feet ; and after 
that, in the fame Place, , ihe was eaten up with Dog?. Then he t'cutM*ffeo- 
gen to'SaMMtid, commanding the S4W4ivr4if» that they ihould pat to Death 
fhe7oSoos of«^;^, which t^ey immrdiately''did, and fenr their Heads unto 
Mm in aBaflcec, tUKingi lo. Then he wcnrbifl\felf to SdmarU,' and in his 
{burner canfed to be fTin by his Miniflers the 42. Brothers ©f ^/jLhtzSah King 
^ijudah s and when he arrived at the City, titterly -deilroyed anu rooted out 
all the Pottcrity of ul/>45 5 and to conclude the Tragedy, la(t of all, by a 
cunning Policy, put to De^b till the Pnefts of Jt/jW, II. Kings lo- 

fEHOAHA S was Son to fehi/s^ an^ fucceeded bis F^ithcr, an«? reianed 
ttycT Ifrael 17 Years : Godfllrred u? agMfift' this wicked Kin^i Atkhei King 
of she Syr/4«*, who with xooooFpot, and yooHorfc," befKged SdmdrU^ and 
Htt lOxheS^vord manv of his Su' jC^^, took mihyCidei ^ai Towns fr->'n 
'ai, as the Prophet Etf/7M h»d bcOrc toU him, R K»H|5f S, xj, - yoAS 



Bo . K I N\G S AND 

J. Kot ^ haee the Preachers Q. Wkat'^JoashisTUfiii'huWJt p 

of GOD, becaufe they grate up- ^» he was plagued with th^ 

On our gaJ!cd Confcicifccs. .* Lcprofy, 2 i&VigJ v. 27? 

Q^SytJbeExafnphofwIbomi O. JTi^^r W/^ ?. 

^.Ofytfi^^*, ChapiXXiLS. y^. Not to take Counfel of 

Q. WJb^ir elfe f Spirits in Time of SickneG or 

' ^. Not to be coTCtous. other Extrctnity. 

i Q. Sy the Examfk of'nuhont ? Q. Sy the Ey^ampl^: ofwho^j ? 

A.Oi Gebazi, that took Mo- J. Of Jhaziah, who havmg 

ney, Girnients, Shecp> Oxen and taken a Fall through the Laticc 

other Things, where he fhuuid Qf'a Window, fcnt his Servants 

not. t , ' to Saal'ZeM/to know if hp 

/houid 



fOA S his Son, wkil^' he was yet hving, ,w:^s ajioantci King in the ^7tb 
Year of j^ossK'm^of jFudab, he reigned ^ Yens with his Parhcr and ly aftct-* , 
his Death: He went with bis Arnly agaiiiU the City o( A^betk, wow three - 
lartles of the Syrians^ and recovered the Cities his Ba;her hnd loli, accoiciiftg 
to the Prophecy. II. /C«wfi 17. He. rcttiriie<l to SamarLh and then went with 
his Army to Bethftimi m the Land of ^udak^ where in a iharp War, tie con- 
quered ^wtf^7<«, and took hifn Frifoner, II. Kmgs 14. Thtn went to ferttfaiem 
and rook it, having the ICingCaptii^ei ^»e broke down the Walls from tl^ Gatp 
ryi Eplraim to the Angle Git e, 400 Cai)itf in Length, lU Kings 14, Thtii 
this Conqueror returned to S$m4rU.wuh the SpoUs of the Temple a^id of the 
King's Houfe, with wauy PrUoner?, C^f. vvhe>e ^e fJied, having leij^ncd 17 
Yean. Jfoie, in this Mao's Tim^ Elijlta the iVo7)hcc di^d, IL Kiui^^ j?. 14. 

^EROBOA Ai rheSscond of that Name, hucetdsd his Fdihar foas accor- 
ding to the Text of the Bihie, in. the lyrh Year af Afttafia Xiiii; vt f:idah ^ 
and he reigned 41 Years, U.Ktngs 14. The P»ophet j##i/|5 coh^ him, that h« 
ihcmid not only recover the To^yns and Cities of rhel nnd of Ifraei^ but alH* 
Htm/itb Vind Ddmafcus \vb^chh^^ih%ct\ loil i W^erefore he gathered an A%my 
out of the City iifSamaris,<^tid went loUemethor Aftt'ml*4 lu Syria i4^ Milcr^ 
and conijQerecf all theCotwirrythfreaLoMts, and retrsok all the ancjent 7wvins , 
and Cirles chat belonged tuVsy^L-d snd'^JiK/, even to Sohd in Artnema, anj 
Country adjoining, IL Kir^i 14, Thencan^e and iot^ D^imaftus^ and nu4t 
•|] Syrid trihifcary to htni « I'hen wept to the Red ^ea, antl retook all . rbc 
South Part which -aifo bH\ belongM tp Ifrself and fo returned to SamafU hts 
cmn Coonrry, where he dieO and wa« bu led t But «f\ef hU Desith the King* 
dom wasoppiefled v^'vAi Tyr^nny^natil it was deftr.nycd by foreign Natiot]« 
sndfor 11 Years had' no King, A'^ictle IxrfiJie th/s King's Death, there lia^j- 
bened a terrihle Earthquake, .as in, Amos i. which no Doubt foreboded tins 
Event, as xn^Zae, 41. • ' > 

Z AC HA UIAH his Son, In li, Years Time begin his Reign* and \n the 
7%ihYt^Tot A%atlaX\n%oi Judith^ Ann^MiAndl, 397^, Ijcfo^eCHHisT 7*1; 
jbut he only reigned (ijc Months, and then was miferably kili'd liy his 
JFnttii\SaUum^l\.Kingi ly. fofephui Lib. Am. 9. 

SALLUM having ilaiu ZdciofPiah^ after he had reifinei a Mo .th. was 
alio killed bv one Ai«w/?/?-»i, It. Kinj^f 1^. ... 

AfE if AHEM was ! orn in r-^/rai^r, in the Trtl^ o£ fudah 5 he reigned tea 
Ye:irs, 11. Kings 13. and gricvoufly affliftedthe Children of IfraeL Por having; 
killed hisLoid and King, nfnrped upon the Kingdom, went with an Army, 
lidThirfa in the Tribe of Mjnajfes^ where the Inhabitants denied to opea 
him the Gates ; therefore he utterly dcttroyed it even to the' Groundi and^ 
fceflroycd;all the Towns therealiours : But the Lord being offendcvi wi^.h(m 
for his Crwelryj ftitrc^ up Pbiti Betechus Kwg of Ajfyrid, who Came- from. 
Mabyton to Samariay 624 MH^s, and puc King Mtnalnm to lo great ^ Srrcighr. 
that he wa^ obliged tocapitulttc fpr looo Talents, and (b cuj.^ye^ his Kin«* 
C(m^ and Betechus returned 50 Ea^kn^ 1 1. Ki'wf f i f . TBKA • ^ 



CHRONIC J. ES. 8i 

IhQVilA recover or nor, i KitsiS A- Not to blai^heme the 
X. 2. Name of GOD. 

(i. /iciy did GOT> fuwfb hijh Q. fiy the Exampk ofivbom f 
fvr that S'fv ? ^. Of S E N A c n E a I B the 

j3. He luf&rcd him to pine Jjjfyrian, 
upon his Bed for want of Help, Q. How was hepunifbed? 
z Kin^a i. ^. GOD flew of bis Soldiers 
Q. if hat et^e ? 'an hundred and fourfcore and 
' • '" five 

P E KAH lA r«fgn6d twoTTears afrer his Father's Death) and then was 
il«iu l>y fekak vyho luccceded bim. ^tfefhtt lib. Ant. Taicb, this Murder wng 
iivnc at a Banquet. 

P£ KA H Son niKamaiia^ reigned 20 Y^sirs Il.iOwg;* ly. i^. He wcut with 
^ifim Xing, ot Syria viftrufalem and belieged it, buc C(/ul<i nor take Kj how- 
ever he tooX Ah4i%lls\r\fi oiyudah in a greAi Battle, and put to che Sv/erd above 
I2O00 Soldleischat bore Artiionr^ani toolcioooso Women, Cbiklren and Maids, 
which he cairicd *WAy Cap ives lo S.wtaria^ 11. !Cir%s l^. \y.Chron, iS. iJuc 
at ihc Cgmnuod of Ohid the Piophec, let ar Liberty ail the Prifoners^ atd ac 
die £nd of the lo^h Year of his Usign^ was flain by Hojtn his Chief CApuia^ 
who (bcceeJed him in theGo^^nimcnt, II, KttigsiS* 

ilOSBA^ the i9i\\ and lall King of ^rife/,< a vricXed and crtiel Prince) began 
to icign, AnnoMundi 310^, before Christ 759 Years i God being angry, ftir- 
r«'d in> 54/»fii»/?«?r Emperor of the ^/yrM»i. ,in the End of the ych Year of 
iHb/w*sI<eign, cametd Samaria and btfieged it for three Yeirs, when he took 
ir, and all the Country rcund atxiiit, and took Ihfca Prifoner, with great Mul- 
.rundes of the5f«wf; umong wiiich were G^6r/e/ and K4^/i4e/, the Friends of 
Tobv ihe elder, and led then) to Nineyetff, 651 Miles : From thence (ent them 
\.io a PUcecalJed tggh in Media.y^i Miles farther N.E. of fim[alem> in all, 
• 24c4Milcs ; PeojTicdicveralCicicJ,^^. ThisCaptivi^y of the tenTribcs was in 5127. 
IfraeJ b) Re.jftt of this Captivity becamic^efolAte .and without Inhabit ant s^ there^ 
i^r^ he caufed the Peopla that dwelt about the Biver Cuihi in PecHa, to go slid 
-^c^din the Landoj Samaria to tiUthe land and drift ths Ftneu 1 !• King» 7. H^ alfo 
ftnt People from his ownCeuntry uf Aflyria irom Babylon, Hamath, Antiochia,Mc<1i«, 
^nd tJ}e P*o^ «/ Ava and ::cpharvaiim, acc nieutior.ed U^u 37* Thus the PJicy 
•/ tbtj Empcrgr far exceeded that, of tkeKoaunsf for tie retaining i>f this Kmgdovi, 
Titua VtU^fun having eiriipitred the Land^ wsfted it and deflroyed it with fire 
'077d Sword i d/fpfirfed the Inhabitants^ and left the Country bare and naked, only 
kecpirgfome ij the firongefi C:t es and Garrifom for thetrUfe-y PVhicbmt Being 
ahlt! enuU^h to oppgfe ihe^hicuxfiem of (he Saracens from Arabia Petr«i, tkry foon lofi 
aUthey had gotten.: TheTuvkt inning them, have now gained mio their 
Pojfeffitn all that pieajant and Fruitful hand of Judea, and inhabit therein t^ 
' this J3ay^ to tkegreat Shame and Lofs of rJ&^Chr iltian^ . But to return to tbePecpie fent 
to Inhabit this Kingdom ^ as th^ we^e of divers Natiens^fo were they of d/yers 
IRiii^tom, and ei:ery Family had his particular God. Wherefore the Lord fent s 
Multitude of Lyom arnoug them which daily vexed tieem ^ therefeire Satm»nazar 
S^nt baek unto them a Lerite toho taught them the DeBrine of the Ltsrdy and the 
Cu§oms ana Ceremmies of the Mofaical Law ; but they became abionsinahle to the 
JcjA'f, th»t thy rejujtd theirCof»pany, ^j ^/bn rSamariian Wemaa cenfefed to Chrift 
at Jicobs IVM, J'.hn 4. and in Contempt xcouldfay a Man wasaStamiuoy John •• 
7h0fe from fttHa got the chief Command and Government over the refi. 
' ^E N £[A DJi D iKing of Syria, who made jever»l Ineurfons tntef litael, is 
ihiefiy m,iutimei m II. Kingt and the 6 Chapttr. Of his Caprains whtth he fent 
so aejirey the Laud of Baeza King of Ifriel, in h Kings 1$. more largely Ipokfn ef 
kifeire in U.Kings y. We may read ff Naamon tha Syrian who was cured of a Le- 
prae by £Iaieut waftiing himjelffeven Times in the River Jordao. This Prophet 
told Hazaei that heiboutdfu^t^ei his Mjjer Benhadid is the gingdm of 5yrii. ife 
auade feufiral Expeiitiens agamft the iCn^itco. overcame ]inor^m tn a great 
Battle^ II. Kiogt 8. confmirtd^kat Part 9f iheCawtrry abenr Jsi'juut; V^:.\a,chaf^o. 



82 J: 1 jf^ G 5 A N D 

five thottfahd Men ^. afid Wben >* Not to be vain-gloripus. 

he returned intb hit Country, his O. Sy the E%ctmfle ofwh^m I 

own Sons muthcred him in the J* Hezekiaty than in Pride 

Temple t)f bis Idol Gods. , fhewed all his Wealth lo the 

0. Jf^at elie ? ^ Ambaffadors of Sabel. 

^» Not to deride G O D*s Q^HowwashepUTiiped ? 

Miniflei-a. ." u<, GOD gave all that Wealth 

Q^Sytke BAUmfie of whom ? afterward into the Hands of the 

^f. Ofr the Children of fftf/ij?^/ Kings of Satcl for a Prey, 

that called Elffia Bald -Pate, z KifJgs xx. 17, 18. 

ft Kingi ii. 2^ Q^ ?r^^r elfe f 

Q^kcwvcere they funifijedi , v^. Kot to mock or jeft at 

^. Two Bears came out df the the Preaching the Word ot God. 

rotcfi-, and tare thetif in pieces. (Q. 5?y the Extmpk {f'^h^m i 

Q. Wtat etfe f J. Qi 

w»o« Gtth, mtd thtu went U J^afalem, vthere joas Kii^g cf Judah ogirBed to 
uimclei tf CapimUH^ii and be raijed the Siege^ Ci^p. u. f^''n nent, tnnk S«m^- 
lia, /iw^ tf// ^/Jtf Cfnmtry round, makhtg them ttl^tkry H him. Chap 15 'dfttf xohich 
-hewtiU i» Oii^ifcv, Md^uhi' ownSe0t died, and vhtbiiHed < ^hn Bcflhid«a thft 
6g{tvdjucceed€d hita^ tvintwithUi Ar^y fpAfrfieck : H6 tp^s tbne Ji^esivtr- 
tbrwm by]oib King ^Ifrael, and lufi a3 thje Cities liaCad his fmh:r bad 
tonqmrid^ Chsp. i^. Be tame to Bamafcus ,%I94^ ^^^^ died. 

RE S I NKtng efSjtU^ went frm DanWcui, andjoynine hiS Amey vifbtkat 
Qf Prtwh Kirg ft/lfr^t : they went to Jcrufiicm, artd hficgedhhi^ King 1/ Jada^, 
}[ ; Kinr ^o. Anno Mundi, 3'0^. M this Time the Frepbef Ifiii, "Chap. 7. pfUold 
ef thtB^rth ef 9ur SiPoidttr C flRTST, faying ^Bthcld a Virgin being great J' »H 
.bring foith a Child, and -fhtll call hir Name Emanuel, 'A^ich was 761 Tears beft^e^ts 
M.rth. fV'tfw JeraCaltm be merit with hiiArmy tbnugb Tduma;;i t« Elath, M CfiJ ^f 
the Reu'Sea,4ndwen tt i tbeneame to Damafciu, where be was fiainiyTi^^*^ 
Phu-afl'pr, « nitghty King of tbe Aflyriins, wbe carried a ^teat ifultitude of the 
Jnhabif0ntf of Lramafcu* into tbeX^ouWfy of Syrene, where tbey endtpred a tntftrnblt 

R^HOBOASi the Son of Solotnoa, hegtm lis Reign Anno Mundi Z972) «/ 
K^ngefhdti^ in }cnxU\zV[\^ and reigned if Tears, I.Kingi ii. u. Jitittkmfter the 
Death if his Father, he went to 2»ichem, avd was anointed and crowned Ki^g. 
'ike ^ecple d ftrei he w%uld eafe them ofjome Tax's his Fitbsr 4sfHi laid upen 
tmm, but not Hgardtf^ their X qtifft, told thorn, /hat his ItttU Pift^tr fbouldbe 
hea'Uisr thm the whole Burthen of bis Father : Whtrefeire d»fiiking his "Speech 
finii other Behavionrs, all fell from him <X£e^^ Eeojaajn ^if^Juduh, and tofimntbe 
fury of the Feof>le, went back to Jerufileai, and Jcrttfid aS the chi^ Cspie* 4f 
Judah and Benjiniin, 1 1 . Chron. ii- particularly thefe in tbe Tribe of Jttdab« fUz. 
4ietHl=h€ii!, Eran\ TJifCoa, BethxuM, AduU^m, Gifb. Maieza, Zi>b, Adoraltm, Lichjs, 
ACca, Zarei, Ajflcn, affjrf Hebrco; nsufi of^ which Town ^^ and the Mmor able ASiious 
ttezj" tn thepi, are minriened o/fcre^ 

j^ B I J A H or Abii. bkan to rei^n in the i»ch Tear of Jeroboham *bis AV- 
'verfary, ana reiinid three Ysar-^ I. RinpB H. Il.Chroa. 17. He comffuered all the 
Ce^try If^^ BechtJ '0 Kpnr^ 0, then came back ^o Jerut-Lm, and took ttnto him if 
if^ivcs, an-i b>gat iO ^em and \6 :Ba^ght^t\^\\. Chron. 1|, , 

jJSAbfg^.n SG reegn ahmt the kndeifthe nftTear ^ J«f>lioam King oflttaU ' 
iiegrusrnid Ja^^^^^^ith .gr^at .Cmmendation 41 Testrs,overeiiine n&e^tihlopics m 
* tattle in /ipt.^tf%ZrphaiI)i, l\.Cyitoa.iA^purlueii tbemto GtZit, Mndretmserid 
jf*any Ciri s vthich^tkey dwelt -Ui .• -After ^bich he returned to JSeralitetn, ^ntd 
(fered loiheUrdof theSieilt hi bad taktd^ 700 Oxdt^ ttnd 7<3^ *^>»: 



c H /i o N i c LB s. 83 

jf. Of Zedekiah and bli SoB- the tight of his Body, his Eyes 

3cas, thit moclccd and defpifed %cfc Bulled out, his Sbns 'Pircre 

the Prophets that ivere fent t6 jlain Before him $ and bo ana 

tore-warn them of their Deftrac<^ |he People were carried into 

tion, 2 Chron^ %%Vu ij, ; . C^tmty to Babylon. . ., 

Q. fflbat was bix "Pum^mnt ? i Q. W^ib/<r V^^rtues do w feirj^ 

^. Zedekiah. himfelf^ for de- *y ,tJse Llvkvf the Ki^ qf 

rpifitvg the Light of his Soul^ loft Uricl^atut Judah f j 

• ■ ....>v.;., N. , ^- Td 

I2K;^H nds (I noble 3^/«c^ it»i ir^rned tdl Libti, 4l»«0*»»ni , #*• r#«j 
^4ini7 Au i# Ui Jailer Zephath&.iM Judah^isoo iMr/ei, ^kt mitdi s JbamsM 
ketreat^ z Chran, i\. Br k h reported ke ^r ^jtht loooooo of Soidkrs :hai h$rt 
Armour i and 306 0)arUts ichith mtffe tb^itftd, mnd mtfi <4 them died miiergbfy^ 
4U did ihMtjrest At my of Xerxes, which eoi^fi^d of 1700000 .• Pfom whence a 
fn^ he c^.cfuded^ that it k not the Sirengtft of Man thai deli-Hf* kino^ but the 
I O ^ D. . ■: >-.'.:■ ^ ..'- *.. . . ^ i 

. fEHOSATHjeT fynifies the fudge if the tonDi U h^mt in the fitB Year of 
Ah^f^ 1 Kinfis Z2. He reigned from tht U u the ^60 Tear of hit Ages fcr i^ 
jBif^ Tart, hihayiiigjk 'a flms^ ^ahU vM %flbd ifawkr. tie was pithAhzb 




pttwdty HoHh^ X fchtfoij. i^. and ft tiJexwGtXem^ inffruHhig het Vee^ie through^ 
out Tfis Vomini(h* 4 Piet}' and ihe\trmeWorjph'f *•/ jp O Z> j in ewry. City efrdamr 
kgJudj^eitGcytmef^ Magi^rattu .flroeutators and Afffors j eommitfii^ to their 
uifimioH U^s.ptct'Mst^of aa Ontrererjiks • Airyii& Take heed, wliat you do ) 
for the Office .which vou have takttr uppti ySi is noplHamiite, but Divine § 
ana as jrou jadgc, fo IhiU yott be jud^drfbr the LORD Is with yoa in 
Juilgmeot .- Whercfotfc, do aJl 'rtunfiS wi^ DiligcticcJ and ifi the -rear of 
the LO^RD j for vrith the LOR D thtre Is no Iniqirirj% nojr Bffped of 
Persona; ^eith^r taKith He any Bribes., And the kinz hinS^ei^ remained chhf 
JfedgeinJcxy\{^\ttnJto'wl^m ary tuighi^. dfpeal from the inferiefr fudges^ % Chr. i6i 
he. nent with his Army to Teeoa, 6 Mikt^ where by ftryent hrajers^ the Soundmg^ 
of Trumpets^ and other Muficai InfhumeHtf^ ho obtufnod a memoraUe Battie^a* 




Shdims^HarpSyJtjhhreif and great 3oy^fydfin%GOOyz)rMt<m.:%o.;ttut the FHyttjt 
of Ychoi:i^h^t cian\ed ,on ajuddeti \ ihefroward^ and itd'wrfe frownf of Adwr^p 
JetAeduponhis ftomrliy i for Joining iaith that ir.'cked and impious KsnfofVrJid^ 
Ahaziah, ifpn Candhion to buiid a certain Narry .of Ships )at Ex.eoifgabcr^i^ jfteft 
Gold from Td^xmih.aad other Kaeet iVIndia.j S< d^pieafed thetOtD, dnd therp 
4trofe M Temptfif ^hicb beat dmn the IPortit and deftrofd the Nary j afttrat^srd At 
vgnt withjtnox^jn, Kln,^ of Iiracl, to War against the Moabttes,- a Kings 5. dni 
then returned to jerW^Ictn, where he iied^ and vtas bitrhdy % Kings, Chaf» ^^ 
a Chionicfcs ti. ' 

f^;^twofeats^t and Jtjtit hisVeeoafe'^Boc i but when% was forty Teartilifd^ dtoi 
mjeirabfy, alCihg^ ^^ 9, fcr about .be MeginmTigof his feigns he went to Mount 
Scit% vBero le iip^ fitch oxtreme Cruelty $mardi tht Edomitet, ierhi^ at tl^* 
Time were bitS^jeBs^ thtt tbtyjea from bim, amdchofe them a fS^. of their owm^ 
^ Kings ^, Zo he t^urr.ed f» Jerufalem, and there crueify put to death hos own 
Mrothert. But 6OV flitrtd up dgair^ him the Philiftinci «i/ Aribiaiti,irAo broH 
info Jtl^a^y and atfiYoyed it -with Ptre andSwtri: They went into J^t\ir^i*m ^f*4 
tovk a^ay M Viy^'Mdnce 0ad JUthes^andfut bis Ckildrtn ta the Sirord, Wfl tu^ 

J .whi?, 




84 KINQSAiiJ) 

A. Ta bavc % fure Confidence A^ To be charitable to the 

in the Piiividence of GOD, : DiflreflTed. 

Q. »y the Exanffk qfnv/jom f Q^ % the Example cftxhom r 

A. Of Elijah the Prophet;, to A- Of the Widow of Sarepra^ 

whom, in Time of Famioe,God whofe Oyl and Meal, the tnore 

•fent Me^t by Rarens, a Kings fhc fpent, the more the had for' 

atvii. 6. her Kindnefs fhcwn to Elijah, 

Q. mat " elfei * i Kivgi xtil' itf. t 

■ . . Q^ y]&/g r 

Joachas, iitr0 pfiUed Ahazlah. and carried awaj hjsPPiyts Capthe tnto Aribia Fcliy, 
iie^r ««/V lithiopia. iioo MUis : Then the LORV flruck hi^fith exmmi Tams m 
his htwtK •; which, filter tw9 Thau he died, and wa$butnd wnlmt am funjrsi 
fcfnp near to tlm Kini'sTcvtr. being unwmhy to be ^»"«' «» ^«,^/f'^^^'^*^^^^ 
Uefi cf the Kings ^ bfcauje he Jo n^uch deienerated from Dtv^d his Pte^(ffor, 
2. Kings 8. t Chronicles i8. ' " .. . • . ^i. -. **_ ^t.* 

• jlhout the htgikning oj the fetwdTeoT rf this, Ks9^s Ketzn, EUas tke Tro^het 
was taken up into Heayep. , ■ . «' »' t l r — «. v:-* 

jiBAZ I^Hfucceeded his Pother Joram ; he *W"* f ^'^^^'^Jj^^f " f ?| 
cf Ifriie] agamfi. i*/synan8, and if ad a Wound m ^Bfttte agfstnfi Halacl, ^ Uy 
jmetime %t Jvzita tP he iuted 5 ^//er he t^etit wtth J5^»^^/'^.'^"!?i,I|^^^' ^^ 
f-i/Mm •/. tin Htft, mho fh9t Jc^hpram mth am Arroip tn theFuU ^Na|;p«i; •/ 
vhtch be died I wUrefore AbaZ iab /•>>« bis Ufe jUd j l«f Jehu fUrfuedhim clofe 
that he wonnifd hm alfo, at he afcndtd an HiU near fo TjbUa j but he get 10 
Megiddo, 4S A^/<i Vmh of Jerufalcn>^ vlert^ 0S ]ofcphu$/4ii*, Ub. Ancjq.^^. 
2/e M«^^ his H^atnds to be areff and went to Samaria j and to Jfi\htmJelf^iaMa 
from one City tp aetother, 'till at UJi he was found, and broumbaektoMcgtdtio^ 
14 M/es^ an4 by Order tf Jehu, wasjlain^ i Kings 8. Frm thence hsMod/ was 
earried fo Jeiur;»icra, and buried^ 2 Kings 8.^ t ^^^^i^*^^ ^t^_. \^ o«,-* -«y 

ji TH ji Z. " " 
Was mATfied i 
of ^gt. Jifter 




i<irtfs Sms^ and fut him to nurfe in her bedchamber .* And he was with thim sn 
theHoufiof CObfix Tear' 5 and in iJ)e. Seyentb, one Jehpjida waxed bM^ and pro- 
tiaimid Joas King, be.ng t^e lawful, Heir^ anointed Inrh in thiTem^hj and kfter 
tiiey hadjlikin Athalia, kefucceeaed in iItc Gfyyeifnment: % Kings ti. 2 Chron. 23. 

f OA S reigned 40 Te^rs^ avd did thai wbitJ? was acceptable in theStgln 9f tl)e 
TOED all the D>tys of Tehojada the, Fricfi \ hup after hii Veatb^ fell sftto eyil 
Ciurfes, and caufed his S(wZaduri-4i, to. he ficned to diatkin the Ufper^urt ef the 
Ttmplt ; /or v;hich Ingratitude the LORD Rjtrredup the Syriah^,»Jf6 invaded Ui^^^ 
andfpei/ed tht City of Jerurjkiera ; in which War all thofe that Utrfedu^ t^eKing 
to Idolatry were fiain j and a while after fome of liis Counters kiUtd him as be lay 
(ick in bis Eed^ ani buried htm in Mifo. 'li'ie City of DaVid, i ^ings 12. 

A M-AZ J AH was twen' ^ fiye Jian 9f A^i winn he was enthroned by tis 
Fajjer^ ar.d ruled one Tear while he was f^ki aiid twenty Jiglft after his Death, 



(afi Inadiorg from tik Top of^nJigfi Kpfh^ whicKfiiittered , their Jftmts' to ^jj^J"* 
2 Kin^s M. Tt:en returned to jctutKl^w, and began tpworJBiP the GMs of thelOw 
p arait, wh'ch 'he brought alcng with iw, 2 Chron. .24. Afivr^hicb^ te went w 
F.v-threivcs, 4 Mite>^ there was crercvme by Jors K/rg 0/ Uft^T^^CtiaK. iJi. ^^* 
c^irf!(d Amiifiah Captiye tp Jemralem', % Kings 14. Prom whenee he fled to the 
* . T _.i t, ^^^ ^j^g^^ was (lain by his own Seryantslx Chron. i^,-and bis Body 
na buried in tU City of David, 2 Kin^s 14. 2 Chton, ty. 



CHRONIC L E S. 85 

• Q. Whap elfe 9^ Q, ffow many be the 7>$gre0t 

A. To be Zealous in Prayer, by wbtcb grayer afcends int^ 

Qi BytheExairfleqftiohcmf Heaven 1 

A. df */;J4Jb, who in rime A. Six. 

of great Drought called faitkfully Q^ Which be they ? 

upon.thcLOKD, and He poured ^. Firft^ Humility irt fhcw- 

Rain upon the £arth, i Kings ing Reverence with the Mena- 

vni. 4, y. bers oi the Bqdy, as Kneeling j 

■ -• K a Secondly, 

AZAKIjfH^w Utoiah Ju^eeed^d hn P,uhet 5 be did thofe Thln^^ at M th^ 
^JeaCed the LOROt and the LORD bUj^A hiftt : He began hh Rdpt whtn he »«' 
16 Teats jM^ and reigrted^z Tears, He took fey rji/ large Cities nndTauns j fough^ 
^ainft 'and eonquered the PhiUftine^, Arabians, and Ammofates, 2 Chion'^ »Cb, 16. 
And then returned rojerufalem, lifted up vith the Prelperity of Mwa ; »<«<< J^et em- 
tentwithMiRigalDigniy^ he eneleayQured to haye chief Authority oyer the Jfrufis 
mI^o ) and rctnt inf that Pan ef the temple tflxre the Altar of fweet Inane ftaod'^ 
vfffere it was lavrfui f^ none to go but the l^tiejis^ and there took upjan him '« ^fer 
Ineenfe ; hut as he was offering tin LORD firuek him vith Leprofy, and hi* San 
Jotbara reigned in^ his ftead% but hefoon dlei^ and was buried in the King\ Garden 
f / Jeruftkm, and not tn the Sepulchre of the iGngs, % Kings ly. 2 Chron. 2^. 

f OTHAM began to retgn whemS '^^ars old he built and adorned the Heufo 
if the LORD J he went andinyaded the Country of the An^mGnnes, and t^nqwtved 
and made the whoio Land fay Tribute^ eyen a xoo Talents of Stl-^er of the comnou 
IFeigtt, loQoo Ahafures of Wheats and loooo oj Early Tearfy»wlmh held 3 Tears ; 
he teent back from the Land of the Ammonites to Jerufalcm, 60 Miks^whae lifter 
te had adorned tifo TemfU with many ^nneely Buildings^ he died about the m Taw 
of hss Ag'^ X Kings 15. . ^ 

AHAZ fuceuded bis Fatfjer and reigned wickedly 16 Te^trsy i Xtrgs 16. 2 Cnr. zd, 
worjkifped Idols^ hurnt hts Son in thcFadiy of Gchiiinon as an Offering unto Moloch 5 
i wherefoire G O D ftirred m^ Reiin King c/Syru, and Pckan K^ng of Uriels, who 

I nafled and defiroyed his Kingdom^ and in a Battle cmqutred him^ and put 1 1^00 

I •/ his Men to the Swiord^ Reiin v)eon and took fcl*th j fo that he Itfi more Ofjan hts 

I rather had gotten j boinffthus fupfreff, d te jent to craye TigfafTe Phiilafler, Kit^ of 

the AfTp^ians^ at xthofeRequefi hefent. a great Army frow Nincvati to DAmafcos, 
jrio Milesy and iktre overcame RefiDj a7td put Inm to death, and took Capt/yg 
242000 of the Peoph of Damafcus, and fent them into Oyrtne, <i Cottntry in Africa, 
2 Kings 16. Then he cajne io Damaicus to meet bis Friend Tiglath Pi ulaifer, la 
rejoice with hini^for. Jus happy ytikn : fie faw an Altar there yerygloriaus^*Ani 
fent XJrijah the Cbief^Frie^ to take a'Draught^and erel^ one like it at JcmiiHn^ 
2 Kin. 16. But yet to continued inhislmpioty and Idolatry, without anyRtgard orfct^r 
of COD ; therefore the LORD ftirred up more Enemtes^ v ^, the Idum«ans, v/?* tock 
many of them Captiye ; and the PhiiilUnes, who enterc d into the South Tares of 
Jadab, and took fiethfemes, A;iIon« Timnafr, Socho, Ge^croth, and Gimfo^ 
voith their tillages, thus Ahaa all the Days of his Life^ didE¥.l in the Sight of 
the LORD; for which GOD funifhed him and all the Land v and in tie 
Sixteenth Tear of bis Reign, he died and was buried with his Father in the City 
of^ David. 
! £'Z EKIAS was born whtn his Father toas but i ^ Teats of A^e, which made 

U a Sluefiion^ whether he fhould fucceed hts Fatfjer, or not, in the Kingaom as lav^ful 
Heir \for eccordtng to the Couffe of Tears and Cljronology of Scrijures^ we may find, 
that from the i$th Tear of Ahaz, to thefirft T<ar of the Reign of Ezckias^iwa^/ 
juft ly Tears : Therefore Ezckias began to reign about the Bnd of the third Tear 0/ 
^ofea, King ^ Ifiael, 2 Kings ly. Anno Muncli'3221, besfig i^ Tears old, a Itt^lc 
before Eafter, ss appearetK i CThroJi. 29. and Goyerned the Kingdom with gre^t 
COmmefidatiom t^ Tears, 'Fifft* '« wentf Gaza, and oyercame a great Army of the 
l&iiliiti'nes, and rteoyertd the Cities his Father had loflt aCOordir^ 19 that in the Tro* 
I A/ jrauh, Ctoip., If. 2 King* 18,- 

Fro3Xk 



%6 K 1 V 6 S A ti D 

Secondly, Drvotion, In haying pur Devotion ^Sictbljr, P^rfirtijr- 

mmd of ncithjng dfe ^i^hen' we rzncpi that rs, nerer to ftintor 

pra^ ; Thiriily, Faith, in belie?* be ^cary of fo gwi anEkerctfr. 

mg to obtain that we pray for ^ ^ QL W%af Fiftu^s do'we le^m 

l^oiirtfaly. Integrity of Heart, not «^.f r 

to alk any Thing hut what if ' if.Ndttodoabt ofoorlLefar- 



isi 



uftj Fifthly, Convcrfation of refiion. 
'ife, that our Manners anftrer ' Q. JBy tbeSMamfle of vt>bom ' 

jI* Of 

-^Prom 6aza hf ismt u J^rafilcm, 44 JM^iei; mhA kehdfilm tkeKMcef cfltbdairy^ 
4n4 the Mraaen Serpent mkd^hj Molds m thi WikMrncfs, a^ calUit it Nebaft^u, 
« i^'<(9(^« 7]b'»; ttutt hm6 mtkifi^ in k ftHF of aPiffim V^^9% m& emU nei^ 
iher mp war Hun $ thmfori ot^h not h in ^orftip^. it vnt to ^ kifft in 
Mmwy of that Sign of GOD fhntd unto the afikwtn of Kraci in tljo Dtfafty ^^ 
^'ty wet kitt n 4ndflUf» to death'J^ pry S-rfemi, fir Uokik "Upon tkh Ermuh 
Serpent thy wen healed ^ A^r iicdufi'o} the ^buje thetoi^ iy tin Jews, which 
turned it into iMdtry^ it was broken tp ^/fMi, Kam. si. « Kiinf^s ^. 

In the i4fthT<rar of^hh HWj|;ff, SeiVnachcrib; that nii^luy_^ Emperef of thes 
^ifyrians, haifiHg takM' matty Cities mnd tmnt in the miy Ltttd f vm^ld mlfo 
l^aye hrfUged Jeiufalem^ and fikt'from Ldbhfihi Thtna^^ Rabiirini, and^ 
Rabi'4Cbit« three mighty Prineeii ArhlafnUors with 4 gnat lirdm to, attend 
them \ theft Men wtftt ahniit (hr Cin; to fie in twhat f^rs it wdi nugi /»&•' 
jeB to Battery^ avd viixbt edjufi he ret ; ft w^en thet cdme u the. C^nditi't ^ 
$he Upper- Fool: viheh is ij tht Fnth of the Pielkt/^Pittd, htme^n the h0t-Qato, »mi( 
the Old Gau^ ik' that Place v^jore they wight )safifi he he^f tim e^kd to tU 
Kmr J tut Eli^ikim the Sen of H^tUbi' Csebiek mj Hfeftfrkiah'j itmard) Sbtb- 
lu $h$ ClMmelkr^ ^en4 \o^b the $en of Afaph, the Redirifr^ went npftjtjoe Wedf^ 
then R bfacha uttered biafiHemous H ords agiupfi the LOttD .* Mut Kadttas, wieif 
Ite hsd lie td vM ihe Bnemy ^had faidt ieOed W/ dft Eidirs tt^ether^^ 
fine fer If-^a.'. the Prophet^ the Sen tf Amos; and they i(gem into the Tkm^ 
fie of iift L OR D, and prayifd,' 'HWthre ttie I aS D. heatd their firdpers. ; 411^ 
fint his Angtt int* (^ Camt> of W«f AflyrUn*, andin oneKght there were (Ui»^., 
iSfX) Men, m t ey lay m their Yents btfere Oibieab, whkh at that Time theyi 
^ejiejctd^ so MUes S. W, Thi^ great VeUytlrdnee hoffened. Anno Mun4i ^%rj, 
at the ^nd*i the iBTearoffhtjlttf £z;Jcith, Otd fhuch t^ttk with the Plague. 
God oft 2lmes tries tin fatjenee ofhrs Sainti wthfindiy Afii^ems ; hut^^ytt at his 
jeryettt Prayen he was refiered tB fkahh^ dndhis Days wnre Unt^thened 1$. Teofs.i 
At vihiek Time the Sm rtent bacJJi ^ Dej^ee},' acOntMr^ to the F^iatioH of the 
Shadow in the Dial of J^rufzhttii i Kings 4q. lUUn i9^ % Chr')n.gv afut 
iffhiehy being ahout ^^ ^e^rs e/d, he died and- wdi buried with hirBtthetu 
''*Manaise$ was lut 11 ycsrrs -old -when': fie w»g crown^ Kioa 1 He 
grew a great Wyhicr, and puj the Prni>het$ of rleLORD to DeaBvf wicii' 
iiach lixeTytaony in Ifrael; w)icreibr,e the LORD Jliried up tkt Affriat^ 
igainfi hrm, who overcame hitti iri -^ M^t Battle^, and tffolk tim Gaptlvfi 
Ifcarried }.im bound in Ch^ini iirc^rn ferttfahm to Bahykn, ^SoA^Ict t But 
after bein^ >ucnbltil by >hisr A0i6lions^ he cstma CO flie Knowkdjgt of him* 
feifi repenting of Ins fi^itner Evil, ^od iiraycd unto the LORD witb Faftijie : 
\irhercrore the LORD ttiok Cbmpaffion 06 tim, fo tttat tke Ung of Mat;^ 
Trercifi}I]y loofed ' hit fiand<, and "fe^t ^vn to feeufalemjvshcet ht adorned 
I t.e Temple with fcviial iatr ^rJildjng^ left his Idolatry, aiid to the Drfy of 
his Death worihippcd ihe InieGOD) dibd in th««foth year of bis Age^aod 
was hurffd in the King's Oatdbn, lUKlt^i ^u th Ctren, ^^ 

AMQN fucceeded MsFatitta when ai Yean oM. He reigned only two' 
Ve.4r$ • : For Vecaufc of hit exceeding Idolatry, the LORfircaA him off, 
a$4 (091c of his Seprania ptu him to *ara, \ * ; . 



C H R O N I C J^ B S. ai7 

J. Oi Elifia that ral&d the A. Not to dUtrufthAOniiii- 

Dead to Lite ; cured tfsm^n fciency of G O l>. 
the Leper, and madii Irdn to Q^Sy tb9BxMmPkofv>hom\ 
fwim upon the Waters; ii JTm. ^f . Of the Defttuoion eh^t feU 

i^. 35* and Chaf. < 14. and apon the 4ramiees that lay be- 

Ctaf. vi. 6. tore Samaria^ without aiijr Stioke 

Q. ^ibtf^ ^^ t ofMaa*$ttaiid, aJCf^yj vii. 7. 

■ • » , ■ " ' ' " ■ ' ' . »m m 

70 SI AH facceeded his Father when but 1 /eais of Age, and go?erfi« 
ed iifttU 31 years with grefac CommeikUcion, II. K!n^% %u He went toBetU^ 
wh^re^v.ioa the Altar which jfcrifitfifjs built, lie bomtf the Booft of thci^neftt 
of J44/. as the Man of O O D« which came from JiAdsK i»ad told /twAMK 
37A Years before, J. X/nX' xtiU IL Clir. j{* recumed to im/4/ew, and cck* 
brated the Paflbvcr with a foleim Feaif, and a great AttdndtnQ«» ll. Kittg/k 
t^ II. 0^« 35. In rhe Jaft Yetf of his Rcign^ he went with hig Armjr to 
Megiddo a^ainft^^^n^iibiir^^i^Xing of Bgjp$ » in WhiohBattlo he was Uila 
infich an Arr^w in the', 3*/h Year or his A f;e, and oil Body was carry^l 
^ck to JtrufaUm, where with great Lam^Atatlqn it washonomably 4tK 
ried, 11. K/wg» IS- II. C&r. af. '" 



JtJa(}4HA$ fucceedcd hfs Pathcf in the 13d Year of his Axe. He reigned 
on>y 3 Mpmbs*; lor he went to BihUhy a City in the Tribe o[ igtptbJi>^t 
Mties,wheie he was taken Vti^Mtt by HaroMb Necho^ % IO'jif$ 7c^ ffpm whence 
he was led Captive by that Prince, bound in Chains, back to ferufMkm^ 
who there appointed j^ihoMiv'iift his elder ArotKer, tor reign io hitPiaoe» li» 
K^tigs 13. IL Ck. 3<. Freip Jerufakm hi/ carried him to ^»^&>« the .Me- 
tropolis 'of fi^ypt. ," 

JBOOIAKIM governed If Years, was made Kii» ^t %St V^ palA to t>a^ 
9§ah %90 Taf&nts of Sj^tter an4 a Tal^n^ of Mold for his Kingdom.. He cou* 
tiiiued m idolatry^ si!hd was ih^rply reproyed by Jtrtmmk the Proiifaet, sic 
wH'chlie \Aas offended^ and iosu^hr his Lift. Wherefort tlie LORD ^hrnd up 
Mtkucbiubii^.i9^ the iecend of that Name, £jnperor of tiait Jlffyrimn$ and A 
J^fianimu^ who, in the nth of thit K^iti^g's Rcign, came to Jftfuf4Lm^ and roolc 
6m Captivf , tyed in Chains in order: to have carried him to Bs'jflm ) bucg 
^angiiic his Refalution, caufcd him to be put to Death, and cait otic iatb 
the rie!Qs offtrufakm fy% a Prey to wildBeafts^j^. %z, \\.K$9^$ is, 

fEHOtMHm AiCicfecded his Brother ftkoMim^ and began his Reign in 
135 x» and reigned opfy 3 Months, and '10 Days ) Which was about the ich 
Tc'ir Of JKirWfc44?iff«ir the Great 5 at which Time I|c was led Ciptive from 
ferujaifm to J4i&>i»»^.toeecher With ifyfikhA^ tndi many other Moblfs, wbidt 
were Mo Miles, 61,7 yean ^foreC^HR 1ST, lli^i^s 24. IL C^;i. 7^^ 
ifiher 1 Jer.fz, .\ 

ZBDl§'^}'dH» the ipth and laft Kiny o£7»ddh^wt$ Son to good f^sh (yet 
.an iinp^usTytant^wiU), by the Perm;0ion of HkbHuimdonrntr the Great, was 
.King 0^ J¥d4i after .his Brother, at at Years began to reign, in a9»« ^^^a 
ex^ Yeats btkat CHRIST, and teigiwd it Years. II. IC^j 74. In the nth 
Year of whole Reign, ftrufakm was taken byMeiuth4dofmarthc Grcat,Emperor 
. of the MaSylonianu Vi[l^n&)ie Zedtkiab, to efcape the Brwit of the War 
Hed ftom fnu[dim wi(h all poffi^^le Speed to JcriVJSw, fer. 39. y, fim ^^ 
the Plain ti^iif th^Cttj^ Mak^f he was overcome by » Ire Mnqes of d^Chai^ 
, df^mu was carried to tuklah to iSt^uchad^mMr ^ who, after be had |Nit a JJ his 
Ctiiidrun to death before his Face, {lut out both his £yes| and led him Captive 
tQ Bahffon, where he died mifeiably, IL Kitft »c. . ^ 

mgiXHMXyHOlAR began to by Siege in the 9th Year cif MkkiA^ In 
the Winter Tvaa^ AimQ M»n(li 38609 upon the 10th Day of tne lothMondi 
Te^f»J^ which an^eth to the ayth ot 0Mnii^, which Day the^s to this 
Dav obftm as a Fafting-Day. See/sr. 39. j. 'Il.&'iirr tf, UjJon the 
^h 0#}F of tbe 4tb Mltnth TShfims^ vikyM agre^ with the loth Day offpl% 
V- t^e 



fiB KlNGSxifD 

, ^. To ^flUrc our felves ot , A. To advance true Religion, 

god's Help, lio\pfocycr we arc Q. Sj^ the Example of 'whom t 

tbrfak,cn;)f Men. iT. Of J o s i A h King of 

Q: ^Ay ? Judak^ who put down Idolatry^ 

!/?. B.ecaufe Millions of Angels and commandc:d the Law of God 

isncajnp about the iFaitiifu)| to be read in the TenSplc, 

ft Xxngi Ti. 7« % Kings xxiii. 21. 

Q, How 

the City %^s taken, and Zidekiah put to Flight. Upon the 7rh of the jth 
' Menth A^9N4lfu%araHit»^M.tfC^ptx\n of the Army, svai /ent back by the. 
Emperor/ and he UeltroyetT sind liurnt the Houfes and Huildings'of Jgrufit' 
km^ Jit» sri. Upon the loth Day of the ytti Month M^ which anfwerech 
ui the ^th of Augufi, being the Sabbath-Day, the Temple of fen$fdUm wa» 
fet on. Pire, y<pr^m. fi. de Belk fud^^ Lib. i,Caf>. 26, 27, This hrft Capti- 
vity and OeftrudlTio* of this nobltCit^ happened in 33^2, before CHRIST 
606 YeatSi 390 being ended firom the firll Year of ftrahMm King of lirad^ 
who (et up the Qoiden Calves, 'and cauTed them co be woVftiipped. 
According to tKe Prophecy of E%thHl^ Chap. iv. the Sins of fcriham 
Ihould be grievoufly punilhed upon Che P;x>ple of Judah. And from the 
End of thfe «'?th :ycar of fojitih, wherein ftremit fiilt began to prophecy, 
until i^M year in which the CItildren of Ifr^l were carried away Captive 
MtBukj/lMt ai« numbered 40 vears $ whic/i« byBsei^.Cap. ^. are called Ae 
yeark of- the loiquiry of fuddht becatife.fo long the /evi did cQacemn 
and defpife the Admonitions of the Prephec Jtnml: 

BABTLOJf hy tfie ChaliUam is called Shimar. This Place Wmnd, the 
firft ereac Commander of th6 World, built 36 years^ after the Flood. In 
chit Place he cndeafoured to conquer all his Neighbours, ( aocordine to 
JBerofus, Uh, 4.) ' l/imrod was accounted the Son of Jupittr Sebts ; and be- 
ing angry with the Holy Pritfts of that Great God j^EHOFAH^csaat with 
liis Colony and People into the Field of Sbineatj where he buile this Clcy, 
and laid the Foundation of a ere^t Tower, made of Brick and Bittnm. 
left a fecond Deluge ihould deftrOy it. But the LORD turned fheir Cn- 
.terpriaes into 1:1 vil, and divided their Language, fo thar theijr Minds, 
Manners, (Jnderftandings, btudiet, and principal A^ions^ Wore utteHjr 
changed, from whence the City was called BiibykHt 1 1. e. A City of Di' 
vifion. ) fofefhus, Uh. I. Cap. 9, bringeth in a Saying of one -bf the Tea 
Sybils, (Wiomen that had' the Gift of Prophecy) which wag,: *<.That 
.*t when all NATIONS of th6 Univetfe were of one Language, thqr 
^ ihould bulid an exceeding hi&h Tower, as tiio* they would have afcended 
•• by it into Heaven : " But the Lord, with greatTenipeil,'aud dividing their 
Tongues, fubverted their Bnterprlae, from whence it was called Babylm, 
5/r«io faith, It was in the Compafs 3^0 Furlongs, i. e. 48^ Miles; that ia 
the Wali< flood 100 Gates, and tha^ the River Ettpffrdtes ran through it. This 
HiMKOD was enrolled amiingii their principal Gods, giving him the Name 
of Saturn. Berqsvs faith, Thac the Babyloniih Jupiter fnoceeded this 
NiMROD, and alter him NiNus, or as feme would have ' it Nimrod the 
l^ond ; aiad after him his Wife Semi RAM is, one of the madlielt and 
tnofl tefolute Women we read of. £ach added much to the Beauty and 
Magnih'cencc of this Place. In the Gre^it and Mighty Tower ftood the 
Temple of B iK l u s, and hit Sepulchre not far from re in a Chapel 
' wherein* mv%s the Statue of Jupitir, ail of uure Gold, worth 800 Ta. 
^ lents, with feveral other Altars, Statues, ^#. ot pure Gold. ' , 

This City was after taken by Cyriu^ RtR Emperor ofUnJidt An, Mund. ^^ii. 
beibre CHRIST ^36, In the -joth Year of the Capiivitj^ of IfrdiU and fw 
Mi accordiflfg tir the Prophecy of jBRj^Mry having triumpbed ofer 

"the 



C H R O jy I CxLE S. Sp 

Q. -Hm died Jofiah ? J. In that h© wai taken a* 

A. He was (lain in the Field way from the Evil that GOD 

by the Egyptians. had purpoFcd to bring upon the 

Q. PPas this a yudgement Ijraelires. 

upon him ? Qi What elfe ? 

A. No 5 rather a. Mercy. . ., -rf. Not to fparc .any Man 

6, Wherein \ In Cafe of Religion. 

the Nations of the Eaith 1600 Tears, V«ing then wafted and d«flroy6^ 
ly Cyrus, and ftiartly after utterly Vuincd and laid waft© bf Xkrxbs, tiic 
4^h Emperor of tbe Tfrfians^ and (b continuctli to rhis Day, v StrabO 
laith, «« Where thinl O World ! is thy Profpcrity ? Or Riches, thy 
,** Glory } Since in *th^ One thou arc confumcd, in the Other left defo- 
** late ?'•— -— Sarre Mtrchants have reported that the Place whire 1^4- 
*/<o» Itood is jbecooje vfry Itoney and uafruitful, and. that there ftan<j 
the Ruins of a' Tower, which the Inhabitatits of Felugo Ca little Village 
"pon the Banks of Eu^hraUs^ at a little Diftance) call it the Towcr 9f 
Daniel, in whicli was the Ch^nr^ber where ke ufed to pray to the 
LORD three times a D^iy, tlie Windows whereof lopked cowards Jeru^ 
fatem^ Dan. ^. Th^t there remain Arches of a Bridge which S£i|iR amis 
built, znd , the Foundation of the Great Tower, wtiofe Tops would hive 
tcachM to Heaven, being in Compats 2 Miles, but not rery high ; And 
that in the' Rains are fo many venotuoas Creatures^ opne^ dare to ap- 
proach near it | being £0 hatefd to O O D, fo is it \hujtfuj. to Man 10 
this Day. . . > 

Phwl Belochus, firftKiDg of tlic 4/f>rM»j, that fought againft Vra§i 
and Judah, began to reign ( II. D^^i 15. f among the EabyknianSf Ann9 
Munii • 3x48, and governed 40 Years. ' , ' 

TlGLA I^HULAS«BR fuoceeded his Fatlier, and made a Con^ueft of all 
Csiliiee^ and carried away the Children of Ifr(ut Captives into '^jfyrU, 
He reigned 2^ Ycais. II. Kings xv, H. Chron. xxviii, 

^ ALMjiNjfi $ E R, To/» Ptolomaiit, tb*t exeellent M^thentMticign^ 
UlUth, Kabbna^us, iegan f reign upon the 26 gf Feb. Adqo Mundi ;i2X, ircfyrt 
(^IJRiiT 747, dnd riigned ten Tesrs j kem»de n Cmf^eft over Hofea King of \UaA 
hr denying u pity him jyikute j €tnd s^ter T^ne Tears uege, took ana dfftr,Yix 
dioiaria with$wwd ttnfi fire s eotifuering mU the Country round skout. i Kings 1^. 

S E U ji.C ti £k I B fuceeeded bis Father^ and reigned 7 reurs , j^g enata- 
vended to carry /be Reft of God* s Pftfle into Captivity ^ as we may rend inrhe 
fiifiorj ef King He^elkiah .* Uearing the Eriiiopia s had Imvmied his Country ^ ke 
Jent the Jeeond time to Jemfalem, lahere he blajf hewed the L^rd % and the Ljrd 
was of^ndedt andfent h^ Angel, ivho in ene Vght dsftroyed iff50«o of his Anny. 
Ibisjndden and. unease ffed Evil faffing upon htWy in great /ear he returned f torn 
Lachii to NiocTah, 6pi Aiiies , f rosso wbeme he Irouzht his Axmy, and was there 
Jlam by his Sons tn .tli Ttmplti 

A S S A RH A 1^ D N faceeded his Father and teifued Tn Tears in 
Nene^eh, the chief Cttj of the AfTyriaOfc Merodich, a Chaldean, rehelltny^ 
Hainfi Se&acharib, imtinUid his Government in Babylon, EJeueu Tesrs, u e om , 
Jetsr of Seoackeriiri, l^ign, and ali the Reign of Aflarba'ion his Sm -, in wh'id' 
Time^ he ecnquered the Affyritns, and mado them SuhjeB -to the Empirs if th^ 
Babylonians. In the twelfth tea^ of the Reign of Exckiab, Aflirhaddon sited , Anw 
Mundi ti47* 

MEKODAQH^p^Efnpeferofth^^^^t>tUw^wasSon s/BiW an, PnV 
•f Baby/on, voho ruled mt fueh Time at Senicharib had that. Overthtgw ^ir I udah $ 
at v>htch lime he too(t moon him the abjolute Command of the C'Ty ana whole 
Empire^ AanoMuddi 3136, bejfero C^aiA 732, and after tfie Death of Aldrbaddon, 
he became Emperor efail,kSyM^ and reigned after that 40 Tear$. 

BEN M E R (f DA C H fucc^eded his Father, and reigned z\ Tears. 

NEBUCHADMEZ Z AR,.or Nehuchadont^ar.w^/ (hf yn't'f p^ ene King of 
al the Babyloriane, and obrained tie ckief Cmm^nd^ ^^^> M. d; 5}^?, tefarc 



>> KINGS And 

Q: Sf ih Sample ^nxibom f Q: ff y the Examfte ofn-hom i 

jt^Of Jfab King of Jft/Jahf j#. Of H e » e k i a ft King 

Aat dcpofed his own Mothet for of Judab^ that commanded th« 

Idolatry. % Cbron, xv, i€. Tithes of Corn, Wine, Oyl, 

Q. WbMt elfe i and Honey, to be brought to the 

. ^. Tc provide Livings fer Pricfts, z Chron. xxi# 4, j- 

the Minifteii of GOD. Q^ If bat elfe ? 

A. Not 




^^/0 Ipti^hth i but tkey wtrmwns in the V-i^e q} Mtnsflcs, near n the P/^ih flMr<r# 
$k9i Mittf/i wsf f9Ug(k^ in whi^h Cwnfrf Miry Migdakn wMs km 

S£BUCH.jfVVBZZ^R. «v Nebucbadoncxor tkt Crtgt.whttb 
Fcolomfti) CMhth KtbupolldTcr, / f ^m^ vf thkt ti^meeremtM Ewfcrtr o/ B^ylon, 
his FMthir^ ytt livii^, tii the third Yrar 9f Joactoim King $r JudA. Rg ttifnt t% 
T&ruiiW, 0fiA htf^ged it /• vigtroufir^Mi ibigtd {•tchim u fay him f^Unte for 
37 riwsf Md 4s merdMjsitb, Lib. J. a little afier in J344. b^ore CWft, ^24* 
71^ iMwr j^ii^i^ r AiSyiimiJ^haintciaiii, yif.</Egy pt'uu, ri&^ reMed : So ibf irvff witi9 
hit Anny/I'cm BabyfMitaCarc^eniiS i« bf ria, wifrt Af fi/rrf iiiT^e Phafodi N«^ho, 
Jen 49. Heioil. Ub. i« Tlvii w^nt r* Jemfalen, Jtoi^ /vei^ VkvkV M -hts C^^pMenf 
^iMftivis^mltii btrntghttlBemte^JthMfk.: T:en hi letntytfth his Jb^ /o Pdoii). xti 
M/r/, ^iM/f^fMffM aU fhi Lstnd^ Bg7pc,^f fa D^hPlnrf)Allcaw,sminiadi 
PCgsfiwt\p» hi. Son in hts Piae . Snemy teld i/ xi?/i (f^r.Chtp. 2f t6. jF>>n» 
PdtfTo, be fittmteii te Babvlm, 86q V/^i j fjf^/oim ipff^r M'l Wfl&er' Hifii itnU he 
fu^dtd'tf^d tergntd 434 7^4»ri, jk th'$ \mihar of JoacMm, he wen^ UganiJ^din 
Babjlon./v Jeni&iefn, snd h Polity tnek thtftCity, mid put the thfgteDesA, 
0€c^ding ie tbe Prefhejy cf Jtttwy ^ Cii^. ii-. II. Klnga 14. Ttkd dft^ be hgd 
Hn^de JtAtmke his Son Kifff^f nttirne4 it fi^ylop agaiit, fn tbr^ i4mtb' afti^, 
he vte/a tfie third lime te JfcruiV^cm, fesrrn/, JeJionitf wmld rtbeJ and revef^§ thi 
J^tath rf'hh Father, Ana in the M T ^-r'of his Btif^n tt^h Jedi^nia*, Biaradpcke^ 
' andltootfthe fiehilityof the]t\^$, andtttrriedth-MCHfrtHk^fftt^by^tiJlLt, Rin.M. 
z Chron. 3^. Fft. a. Nve Ttart ifffter, Ik came the \6urth iiive to JcmUkm, 0vd 
hejiegid the C:y htanPeofthe l^fiH- and KehiShn ejTJtdttlkXih King thtretf. Dn- 
rtng the Siege he took divers Towns Lt^hi»^sifidACti\Jit.l^, Ph>rcih n^ii^vrilGi 
#ff jirmj out of^^v^ te 2«dcW<h, he raijta his C^^'hrli^iftt intoTgyft, 
9M.le> visith obhgtu Phatoab >f ruutn* h the Eni$erer*j A^jen^ ^Jtttmy forMd 
Df the Vefruftienefthe Ci^, and wtfuldhave fed thetieftima ^heTribe #f Benjamin ; 
kn* in the W^y, was taken in thi Gate ijf B^rjaxin, <rtW cafi ikto Prifin, Jft. 7. 
A yokili aft& N^kuchizdnetZar ^eturnrd m f/ tke Defktt of Sur, vohere 4* v:e%: 
TO meet the fcgypdaiu. and nttertj efeJlxfOed thfCitf n/Jthifefem, carried i»f^Y the 
f^fftls andOmamenti oftheTewpie te i'^ylon, !. KingriJ i^'awm. jiJ. From Jcrn- 
i*.km, he vent to RjbUh. in the Trltt f/K«>htali,f }4i!eswiiere be put eest 
Zcdtkii Kyes, and kiffed his Chiidren^ 11 . K»rg« i$ Jfft^ which he feent und 
fioRroyed Tyrni, according te the PrefibHy of Eiikif !, Clip, i^, Se tkraugh Egysit, 
4 So Mtlesy etfntfucnng aH the tiottntries ytnd Previncfs at he wtnt almg^aven Hie 
AmTnonixtrS, tke Moibitei.PbmVints, lduiHia?arf, ^nd Egy ft ii f (iff and made ikeit 
'jrihutarf to him, Hai. Xi, 1^. ip. Jcr.4*, 47. 4», ^^.ISick. sf. tsf. P^om Eaypt, 
he rpesmti te Babel, 9^9 Miles, 0$d frem timt time tlB hit Deaths he 'wdfBthfneir 
§f aU tkufe Ktngdcms, , . 

In ike Secttd lear af his Enfert, Dttiifl expcnfftttd Utile hfn hit vMhfttlmmri 
tmdtr the Sim^inttde of an Jmggejetfiing'forth thr Cbneirion of the P^Uenarchih 
ef tie yForiifj Dw. 1. Jfo: long after ht caufed Sk^dr^ff, W<>e<h. i^nd Ab'c?n^ 
fj te C0P inff the fiery Furnace^ ee^e they refttf-ti tdn^eorthh tlss gtldenJmap, 
which te hod fit up, Dan ) jSlfothii VetmhiAf^M^r^iariis gseM Pride and 
Art9g»%Ql, vat h} COD ftu k msd, and iH de^ ftffSiiWj, iur^hiOt pif- 

oafe 



C H R O N I CL^ Sr $t 

: ^. Not to Joubt of For- yews make but oneBookybut 

givencfi, JE we. repent,. -with tlio Moderns Two. . 

(^ Sy the Example of whom ? . Q. Had none etfiany Msni 

. A OfMANAss^H King iu tbis ff^ork % r^^^. 

pf Judaby whom upon his heirty » A.^ Yes, Nebemiat < according 

Repciuance, GOD .delivered to HuePiUS^ collcfted fc^crai 

out of Captivity^; . Pieces out of the publick joui'r 

Q. ff^o iKxrotetbe Chronicles ? uals, and from the Writings of 

A. Wo the Seer, and &^r^ feveral Prophet* which he aii- 

put together, and amended by nexed. . 

£srtf, which among the ancicot O. ^^•AVhAt 



cafe, he cpotinued' for the Si)ace of feven Years tied in B<Mids and "Chaini 
fanning up and down like a Beaft, anjl feeding upcn GtAfs and R«^is j 
wuiil be came, to underltand rbacGO D, the Governor of Heaven "and- fcLarth; 
had the Oilpofing of Kingdoms and Goremmcntsi giving to whom He 
Jift, and again taking them away* Ac the End of which Tiine he was 
rcilorcd agauv co his' Underflagdiiig: andl Erapixe, and after bcauriHed tho 
City Bahy^on j having reigned 43 Years, he diki and was ';iiricd by his.F^ither 
in the City, Aani Mundi 3387, before CHRIST 5S1, having travelled 
78^1 JMiles. • . • . ■:.'.: ' •■ "^ ■ i 

The Cinr of Felufio before mentioned, was built by Felens the Father of 
AihilAs^ fcom whence ^t cook- its liurflt^ Hot: far from rhis City, th the 
Mountaii^; CdJtUi, upoi> tjip Borders of Arakid fdtfM, where the Temple of 
Jutittr CafiM Hood, h co h? feen the Tomb, of Pmfey the Gitat j beauti- 
iied and adorned by Adrianm Ce/4f ^ sLs Capifoiinui faith ^ at (his Day this 
Ciry is called DamiaU, you may read pf it, £JK^i 301 

TTRUS or Zor, was fcituatcd i»pon an hich Roc^, coinpalfed about with 
the Medherrdn«an Sca, iq6 Milci N. oF -ferufiUem, and a famojts 'Mai't Town 
for ail th? Holy-Land ;,By tht Uefcripiion of Esukie^, it Icems to hivt.beeii 
inuch like unto. A^eiik^» JEiSitk. ay. j^. 20.V/4/* a7. z8. and miny other Propticr^ 
prppbefied againft t^iis Town, laying, Os^ of t^e Itfii^0/Kitchim,i; ?; /roMt 
Macedpiiiia, tiie DtSlrvftr •/ Tyru^ fly^ufd €ome h as after* happen d: for 
Aletcandit the.=Great^ King of .JIf4ieioff^t>b^iieged tha& Town, and in rho 
feventh Month' took it ^ tor the oinaining whereof, he wat coniliamed tM 
fill up the Sea which ^oropafled it about^ containing 700 Paces, and niadcf 
i;: firm Land for his Array, to pafs ;upon ,tQ the WaJIs of the City. In fhi» 
Country the fampujS Ciyiuan Ul^ian wks>born,j and upon the Borders of* 
T^fn^'s, ^nd Sid$Ht CHRlST cured the Daughter pf a Cdnadmtifi Woman ol 
a Devil, iM4^<^ »J« ^ 

^ AAltlJfUS Evil A6f4i4^lr, Sin ^fi)fe^ii(lriK/0it«sor the Great, liicceeded 
hisE'ather»ul«M Mundi 3388 jKtbre Christ, 5:80 ;. In the lirit'Ycar of his 
Reign, lie fee at Libeity ^e^j^suf^s King of fiUdbj and. attributed to hin^ 
.tqeTifle;0ignity and Maimainance oT a King ^^fgchoniss lieing then sf 
Tears of Age,. and ^7 after he -bad been in Captivity, xKhp Ult, J%r. 
Ult* whence ,it is concluded by moft, tfaac , tins Emoeror cmbcaeed ti^ 
Po(^rine of p4iMri concerning .the True QODr' as did his Fs^tr, who by 
,npblJcX<Bdi^ profeOed it to the whole State, and oaufed Ic to be pub- 
Itihed through bis Bocninions, and therefbie ihewed Favour to JichnUi^ 
And fiom thence it is thought, that thofe which were impious Pxuicsi 
Vx>ut hltn, called him AmliuSf ^* <• the.Circumoir«d,£vU,:' Simple, and 
tooilQkMttro^^chi. His Wife's Name ^as fTitocth^ according to UerU, 116. u 
%ht kt off many Buildrngs iq SdhyUn^ and was Mother' to B^lthafar^. the 



pa K i k G S Aiib 

Q. Wbat h cent dined in^tbt and their Kings, from the Deat^k 

fifl Sook e/ Chronicles ? t>t D a v i d to the S^bylonia^ 

[4 Ezr^i Author of the firft Captivity ^ and thoV mention be 

fix Buoks, begins with a Genea- herein made of (he Kings of /p 

\^ from A B A M to his own raet^ fb called after the Separa^ 

Time ; ^hich had not been ex- tion of the Ten Tribes from yu^ 

hibitedinany Book of Scripture dab 5 yet JSbr^ principally re- 

before ^ wherdit are many Par* laces the Hiftory of the Kings of 

ticttjars concerning tho Reign of Juiab $ which then continued 

U^avid nntill his Dearb^a^ is to be the People of GO D, and 

the Som ot 298 y Years. whofe Htitory al6ne, Ezra in- 

Q. What in tijsjecond Seek} fended to record. It is a Story 

jf. It begins with the Reign of of 4ta Yean, the laft of which 

^<7/oi»a^y,is a Continuation, of the belocgeth as well to the Story 

Hiitory of the People of GOD oi Ezra as to this. 

Q. Wbat 



UJRlGtlSSOROOR, whnfe Sirname was1lig;4^4r, Enajpeiour of I4- 
lykn^ was Son-in-La^v Vi MmcbddnemMr tbe Great \ naviilg flain £vU 3fa« 
rodath^ his Wife's brother, rcigucd ovcr the B4fyAm/rHS aiid Jiffyrymt 
4 Ye^TSf as Serofur Hittii. 

lABASSAKD ACH (bcccedeid his Fatberi ai)d reigned only 9 Montha» 
and <ti«>c1 without Male 'Htfiffc' . / ^ 

BALTHAZAR NAMONIDUS, the Itft Emperour of thtSalfyb' 
ntans and AffyrUns^ «^ho(<^ Simame Was Lahfrtims^ the Son of Evil AUfo^ 
ddcb ZTisMi!$t9srii. Antw Mmdi 341^^1 before Chrut m^ he obtained the 
JBmpiie^ and leignea 17 Years. This is xiax Bakhaiuif^ (^ faith ftfepbu^ 
lib. Ant. lo. Chap, l^ ) which .P411/W Chap* r- caiicth the Son of w»- 
4hadonaur^ thoagn iiweed be was but Ilis Son's Son, as may be gathered 
from Jet, Chap. af< Ati Natioiu ihaJ) ferre Bthmehadoieiiiarf ano his San, and 
his Son*s Son. I his Mani as he was celebTadng a^PeaH unto Pmus^ amongii 
a ^rea Mulritrde of his Nobility^ h« faw a Hand- Writing upon the Wall, 
as we read* P«». f. Some (ay at that very Time theCiry wu taken by Cjt* 
ru3y and he ptit to the Swol-d in thole Sportf and Pafttroet ; however, 
certain it is, he was ilaia at a Banquet, loil his Empire, and was' the 
Jaft of fbe Affyrian Empetort. ; ' 

S JSACIU a pioad and preOimptiiOTis Prince, firlk King o£ Mgyft thaC 
fought agHlult the Kings of ftdah •* He tnade War upoa lUhdkam the Son 
ot' Soi^mon ; in the Uft Year of his Reign, and ffrft ofttiiiobD4m% he 
ramc wirh i zoo Chariots, and 60000 Horte^ irUm Mm^t\o JerufaUnit 
244 Miles of divers Nations, and bsricged tbe City, arid took it; wafted 
irTand f?oil«d the Temple^ took thence the Golden Shields which Sokimd. 
hud made, anu deftroyed tbv beanriful Houfe of Ms : From whence that 
Saying of Iiis own was verificd,'^f/rf. That it is a great Evil upon the 
f arth, f(n a Man to fake Ctre to lay up Riches and Trcalures in this WoiMt 
vtt i-^pweih nnt who fliall Inherit it. For fa Irfs than to Vears afltr, aH 
Ih^ iTtoi;' and Pains were made dcfolate,, by this Xing, who returned 
with f heSpOr;: of the Temple and City to iiimfh(s, where the l^rd ftrucfc 



bim"iii%Tryw'ii''i^wing wW> * g'riwoui DiYeaft, of whicS Ke died 

"^'r'ttAROA H WEttiC, wta tntde W.r upfta J^O, King of ft4^i 
wat one of ih« grctett ot • I .6» S$yfh ^^itia.m «•» 'J'Syw of hil 
Kciga nuule V» rtfoa M^aadntOiitti^ titS\, xai m the V>% o^'^^ 



G H. R O N 

Q. ^by fo I 

J. Becaufe the Book of Ezra 
begins with the fame Words thar 
clofe thefecond Book of Cbrani- 
cleSyhcirg oi. Tear* from the 
Beginning of King SdlpmoffS, 



IC L E ^ ^3 

Reign, hiW yeebfmias^ia carried 
into Captivity, where they re- 
mained fcventv Years^ untill ihe 
firlt Year of the Reign ofCyrus 
, King of 5P^. 



1 



ncvr to MdgdaUy^ fouglic a great Battle, wherein fpdh was wounded to 
Dc th. From this Valley he went to the Rjvcr Eip^r^lcs aiv! fought 
a 'etond Battle with Wfbuch4dn€%Mr^ loft tbe-Dav, 9n6 v^a^ put tu flight, 
anii fled- to RIblahf in ilx^ Land*^ of Jfiafl jwMi'cs, Ui the L-n.i of 
Ch^ath 5 near to iht L^Tue Sarr^acbfinhes^ he ovtrcame foathoas King ©f 
fkdah^ and took him Priioner, and led him hound t^» Jtru'alem . an^ 
m^^t Joachim hjsBrdthcr Kipj; in his Place j and retume^l.^to ^mf^;^ 
4 Yv^rs if^r he w*ent to BHfwdUSf 9x\d was overcome a fecontJ Time by 
J^ihiickadneu^r, who purfued him, tot* ail Eryi^i wiih. himklf and 



niaOe his SohKing in nh Stead. See Jer, zy x6. 




Q a 



JS Z 1? ^. 



C 54 3 

iF Z R A 



M^ Gucftion. 

\: B O nvrdte ibis Book ? 

.;J. EZRA- 

Qi ff'^ai SMS E*ra I 

J. A Prieft, and fkilful Scribe 
cf the Lawof G O D, in bring- 
ing all Tilings in Church and 
State, intp a Conformity to the 
XLules thcircoE ' 

Q. Wbat Vfatioii^ was ke I ' 
'A* Ayew^qC tis Family of 
^ A m ON. * ' 

Q^How manyT^hingt^dD w> 
generally learn out of this Book ? 
/ A* Four. 
• Q. Which is the Firff ? 

'^. The Truth of God's Mercy. 

A. In that according to- His 
Promifc,after fevcnty Year* were 
expired, "He d^clivercd "His Peo- 



ple out of Captivity. 

' Q; ffy the Favour of whom ? 

J' Of Cyrus King oWerJia, 
Gha/. I. " 
^ Q. Wfiba bro:4ght. them home ? 

14. Z^obabA aad jEar^,. 

Q: jr^brff Ws Zorobabel ? 

if . He was 'a Captain ind 
Leader of tjbe jj/r^^^/i/ff;, out of 
Captivity. : tov yerufalemj with 
yefi^ua the chief Prieft with, the 
Holy-Vcffels^'anda C9iB|mifliop 
to build "the Tfcmple/ and efta- 
blifh the Government of the 

Q, What is^the fecond Thing 
ive learn out of this Sook ? 

'^4 Thankfuloefs> which ought 
to be in us for GOD's Benefits, 
as was in the Ifraelites after their 
return, Qrap^ vii. 17. 

^ ^ Q^mat 



OBS Zeruhabtt c:ivned rh(f t^eoiilc or ifwt fttJTn fidiv^n to ffTufaUm 
61.^ MJi«, in Tb? rtrft Vei^r ut ftrWJ Rm^ercur of F.rfia, in 3453, *^^^ '" 
the 7-h V"^ar nf his Gfvvcrnmejit ; Hf^ went thca tn ^fffrf»f, thcnrt to flJfrr 
/fl«, fo bade CO ^trufaUm, »nd irt The ntxr Vear, rJic Bcr5;injiin? of the 
itcG.nd MontTi. or ^ril Q^ Jtfjv,- jtiTditf^id.ycir o^ O^r/wf Hyfifif^is, J^M* 

Ywr of the fiime King, .,lio^«w«.Rfrga of J5 Tean was lvi(jec<lcd 
nn the Throne of/^'fer# i)V bJs fiotj&rr-v, ViOTO Ji^ had by A^^p^ the 

Th.. Xerxu h \h% ^h^unur,ir^lH-^^j^^ trr-r. Chap, 4-/.^ m wliofc 
Rti^n The tlnemirs ^f-7rti4& aiiJ #to/tf4^ m/jrc ^n Acci^fAtion to ^ftc 
JCinc Wlrn^ htrr^ it^ms T r^b?mttiM"ri^ri ^'^^^ ^i>ori wh:ch he gitc 
CmmindtTirnt en caufr theio Men tv ccite bttijdi^g i b.^t l*/ '^^f^r Ap- 
plication fo ^ff4rfr*f5, the next Succcflbr, th 5 Rolls were fearchcd, and 
ihc Kiii^ fiading the Decree of Ctr*^ niakcth a* new Decree m 5T"v«Pf 
in the 7(h y^ar of tTis King, Hs--^, to whom this Commiflion was ^nt- 
c'(i came to >fA/i>ii, a River near ^^y^w^ where lie affenibled a great 
MatUud; ,Qf rh? /5n»., and from 'hence he Tent proper Porfons into the 
fj^% IV^nrainf \n ChMUU^, to invite ♦och /^x as couW b. founi 
rh-rc, of which were principally the I/>/7e5 mCapdvity 5 and l>*ms thi* 
rnet oR-rher. lie then in a folemn Manner celeVatqd a Fad unto the Lord, 
»nd hy fervent Prayer, l>efotight hi* A.d and Furtherance in their Enter- 
Si^e7a"<l ^« ^^^« ^>W:h «f>ihe Montk fl^^», fei forward f)r /^''JJ^ 



E Z 

Q. What h the T'hird ? - 
Ji. The Care that we ought 
to have to cflaWifh true RcHgion 
by the Example of tht Jfrnqlites^ 
who never ccaftd *tiH they had 
built theTetnplc of thctord,and 
publifhed hisLa^vS; Ckaf. vs. 15. 



R A ^5 

(^What is tJoe Fourth i 
Jl. Whc» JVC arc once planted 
in Peace, and have the Ufe of 
true Religion, .t9 la noe^r as the 
Ipraelitei did fo"f the Prefer va- 
tion of human Socicry, by feeing 
good Iiaw« executed. Ci&/^^. x. 




where they »rnVd in Sifc^y on the firft Day of the fifth iCionth, having, 
fpent four Montljs oi5 their Joiirr,cy, Chap. 7. ?• On his Arrival/ bddcli-- 
vered up ro the Temple His Oijferifigs, which fcad been made ro it by the 
King and his^blci,; ' * - - • - 
And then having coi 

and Governouis, throiighoUk an ajr^m anu «<»Acr/»rr»« 4 <jv uni^j^ nuu>c&j 
the Execution of its Contents,, ^hich fully auchorifed him tri ^tcte both*. 
the Church and Scare, of. the fe-as accoidii^g; ^o the Law oi Hofts i ayd" 
to appoint Ecdtfiiftfcal arid civil Officers, PVi rices and Goyernoiirs, as him- 
felf thought ptope^, aJfo Judges to punifli Oftendcry according to the De- 
merits lof their- CWM.*' With all this PoWer '^.as'£nr4/in'^^^e<l,' ai^d he* 
continued to execute ,^ wJth, 'Fid^i ty iot the Sipaqt pf i?^ Yeats, 'till Neh^-^ 
mtah arrived witji a^ new v£^6mnii,iTion from the Perjiap Cdtin for the 
iini'c Work ; Afcer^ W(nch Etra continued to do the feme Things h'y the 
Aathloriry of; the jievr iGavemaar, as he iiad done .before by his ovyn. 
And by their rh^is joining together Jn the fame holy Undertaking, and 
their muciiar Afliltancc of each other therein, it exceedingly profpcred iti\ 
th.ir Hands } *tili* 3tt length, notwithi!andinq all Opuofiticn, both from* 
within and from without, ic was brpught to full Pctfcfl ion 4 j Years aftet 
iwComm««:^nx?flt by£jf^ 




N . EH E- 



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^imm>^ 



N E H E, Ml AH. 



Queftibtu 
J/^Hatwas KsHEMtAH f 
rr. jj^ ^ y^^^ CiipJ>caref to 
\^rtaxerxesj and a Man in great,. 
FAVQur with: the.King. 

A. By Pra5?er>h<J J^ftingy hqT 
procured it finom GOD. 

\j: That, the Ilearts'of iall 
Men axe in G0Di > rftan^^, and > 
that it is He that gives Man Ac- 
cgptajice in thft;Eyc« bf^iep. ." ,; 

A Hfe fearcd'JG O D, amd de- 
fined the GocJd i?f his; (poiintryV 

^. Firft, by his daily Prayers ; 
next, by the Lamentation he 
nlade for their Miftry, Chap, xi v, 
and ladly, by obtaining the 
Means to help ttem. j 

Q;^ He did i^ ihtnrdsininy^ 

- do in tifdfe 2)ap. fay. God help ^ 

them o?ilyy ani fo fcrget the i 

Miffry of theijf^^Srethren 5 bj^t \ 

k€ laboured :ogiv0^ ^if^m Suf^Qyf\^ 



A. He did* 

Q. In 'What Manner f 
A. He procured a Licence *q|. 
the King to get Proi;ifianfor fhe 
Bipairing 6t yernfakihy Uiap. 
ii. «. 

%mohi}t^0dj)im,in bis 

A.^ Sanbait^r^k6 Hbtomte Mi: 

,Q.. Tor w&arCau/e i 
'^^'Ai Upon Malice* 

Qiff^at do^ekatutbereByly 

fir^ments Oilllie in Vrait tohin^ 
de^^^virtti6ti[8r^aio\js, r « • 

Q^.How did they hinder the. 

^ jt. By faiftfg W%if upon th^m, 

Qp 2)ii the Jews then have 
off their Enter prize i 

A. 1^0, they laboured with 
ono^Hbiidt a^d/ijeld the Sword 
in me bffier^ CZw^r iv. 1 7 . 

Q. fVhatiJoth their iOiligence 
tesch m ? ' ' " 

-tfiL In rf*c(lifyil?g ■ our Souls^ 
^Vii^ building up our Spiritual 
-^^'V / '^; ■ Maa J 



of his Fathers, thoogh he h*il 1 joc^vtij. (*^ ir' himfelfj Aitfl "tone Dayf at 
fome fti9t who were iiewiy come from feruftUm^ ^coi^lirited him widi 
the ciiamitout S'«e of that Ciiy, ramcij^, " That V<% Uflls were beatea 
** down, its Gates burnt j-anif thu the fr»s were fce^me a Reproaeh 
*' among all'N itwn^/'hle was fo affe^cd with thh Account, that he devoted 
lUa^felf to Fa!hrg :in(l Prayer j ■ ajid humbled himfelf before the L» O R D, 
that He might be favourable to the Oellgn he then conaeived of aiking 
the King'fPenxMfion .p re-build the City. The Coarfc of his Attendance 
at t>9urt being come»^he prefented the Cup to the Xtng according to 
Cullona ; but with a fad dcjefted Countenance, which the Vtrfian Monarch 
took notice' of, and reproved Nehemlah for it ^ who immediately difcovered 
to him the Caufe of his Difquiec ; at which Arttueertees gave him leave 
(• go to ftrufgtm^ and to lepair it's Walls and Qwiu in the twencieiii 
»- ..: "^ ■ Year 



}f :b. n E M I A a, 

Ma'a \ to pra3ice the Deeds, of had the GoVemment* 



97 



Charity \Vith one Hand, in the 
other CO bold t e Shield of Faith 
to keep oi^the AflTaahs of the 
Devil ^nd his Iiiilrbmenti* 

Q. What did Nehdniah r^- 
^/r /« Jerufalem ? 

A. The Wail of the brakeh 
Baildingt. . 

Or What elfe } 

J. Decayed Religion ai^l Cor- 
ruption otMannerSy CJI^a^. xtii. 

Q^ jfTnj Nehcroiah tie /(* 
Manager rftbn 'mighty Affair} 

£. No, he 'was auided by his 
faithful Friend£^4, who before 



Q. What doth Kchemiah fig- 
nify i 

A. Comfort, and was a Typ^ 
of ou..* Lord JxstJS Christ : 
For as he was lent to the difjper- 
fed Jeyo%^ to comfort and reftore 
them into their own Coontry^and 
h^oMfertipiifm % fo Cnaisv 
oar Comfovter was fent bjr Hit 
Father fiom the Tfanme ofHea- 
ven to reftefh and comfort us by 
his Oodrin^, and gather the dif- 
peried Members of his Church 
into one Communiok)* 



Year of hii ttetgn, Anm Mmidl 3^M» "po" Condition he xcturoed at i 
Time aT'Pt>'rtrcd. mhemiah reccivca a Letter of full Power, and went 
from Sufan to ftmfaiem^ 910 Mile^ and repaired the Walls and Gatei 
m fifty two Days, N^hemUh ii« )5. And when he had governed /im^^ 
twehre Yean, rcrvrned 10 his Mtflsr according to Order at Skfatij who 
fuffered VehmUh at the End of his Reign, to, go again to Jetufaiem 
where he died in Peace, having governed the People of Judab foK the 
Space of about thirty Ycsn*. 




E S ^ E i. 



ESTHER. 



- Qudlion. 

. 'if.: Cottiin-German co 
£ iB T a £ &, an4 her Kurfthg- 
Parhcr, , ' i- 

IQ. ^i?^/ «vi E s T EM. ? 
^f. A , pof>r Maid. -^ 

Q^ ^fbw was JheadvattQBd f^ 
A. To be the \^Ue of a King. 
jp. Sy nxibat Mans I 
A. To protcft the J&ttaS^ her 
Country Men \ and to confound 
the Pride of H A M A. N, their 
Enemy. 

^Q. What Vices do we learn t9 
fbun iy fie Contents rf tbh 
S0ok i 

A. Difobcdicrice bfWiveito 
their Husbands. 
Q^ ISy th^. Ex am fie ofwhom ? 

if. Of V A S H T f , A H A- 

$ u t R 17 6^ Queen, thatrefufcd 
to come to him when be lent 
for her. 

Q. U tat ivas her^untfimenP ? 
. A. She was banifhcd the 
King* s Company forever. 

U* What etje ? 

A, Kot to buy Sin with the 
Price of Money. 

Q. Sythe EMmfleof'vohom ? 

W.O^ H A M A N that would 
give the King Ten Thoufand 



Talents olFSiWcr, to Have the 
^ewi defiroye^ Chap. \. 9. 
Q,mat etfe r ' 
A, Kot to Iiarbour Pride an4 
Contempt in our Hearts.' 

Q:.»> tbe Example ofwbom f 

A. Of *hc fame Man tljat 
wiflied the DeatS of every one 
that ^ nor falute hi ni.' * 

Q. fl^at was bisVunififment r 
' <A. He was hanged himictt* 
upon the Gallows which he 
ma^c for another Maiij Cbafi 
7. ao. V • I ' 

Or ff^iPlrtttes do we learn 
cut of f his Souk ? > ' 

A. To obferve Tempcratice 
in our Fearing. - • * 

(ilSy ib? Ex.^mfle efwhons ¥ 

^. Of AHAsus&ts that 

commanded during his Feaft. no 

Man fhoald be compelled im 

drink more than what he pleafcd^^ 

Cbafi.i. 8., 

: Q; May not Cbr spans be g^ 
jjbamed of tbis t 

Q. Sbew me your keajbn i * 
. A. Becauie he " that was a 
Heathen thought itfjln to carou&^ 
but we that, kaow GOD make 
it no Confcicnce to be drunk. 

(X^What karn weelfei 

A^ The , 



UO R V O C H I U 
ilieiice he w'cnc to S 
aiKj taught her ihe 



H I U S wzs, Jed Wrifoner with fech^nids to MMoH^ 
5j#/4«, vvherehe 6waj he up Esfhpr his Brothei^s Diughter j 
e Kar of G O O. This Maid wjs verv beautiful 



*w taught her ihe hvar of U u u. TlUs Maid wjs verv 
»nd comely r wherefore at ^uch Time as Kin|. DMtius Ahafwfuh^ o€ 
M^sUjpiSjt had cauicd all the beautitul Vjrgm, nf his Empire to Dc brought* 
hetqire hitn^ that, from aaaongit them, hq might chufc a Wife \ MttdSiuf 
aUoiwid tbi« Virgin with goowJy ApparcJ, and ihe aUb wcnc with ihem; in 

wtaivTc 



Est 

J* The fcarlcfs Q)urage and 
RefeIytioaoC^lc4fe W^meifi. 

-^. Esi^HER Aat hazarded 
Iicr.Iafe for bcr People with 
thif ;RcJ%ti6n, J5^ / ^^/jZr» 
JferiJbCBa^. iv. i. ^. 

Q: Wb^r Tjfes and AtHf^ies 
are in this SookofEirmim ? 
4. Four very remarkable onci. 
Q:^IVhatis the Pirjt f 
A. MrdochiuSj or AforJacdu 
fignifie's Bitterr^i :lnd Contrite, 
£i T H £ R, a Virgin kept from 
thefied of Mail/ an Image of 
the Church, hi^th-a Morddcai^ 
lor her belored 3poufc, even 
Jl&US JSITRIST. 
Q. WJbat is tbs Second t 
A. Ah AsviiLvsya Noble 



Captain, Tygicalljr rfpi^'cnta 
God tfe Father.; As the Enf^e- 
ror b^d the Command of 27 
Provinces, ioGOD ourHcavenly 
Father is tbc Emperor of all the 
" World. 

Q^Wbath thtthirJLX .^ 
• Jf. The Difdainfiil Queen 
Va •« « T I, may be a fir Type 
ot thi? wkked World in re^cft 
of her Pride, andcxce's ip drmk- 
!hg, Prodigality and. Liixurv^ 
ebtiremning the 'Lord and King 
thereof. 
Q» What iv the Fouftk ' ^^ 
A. And H A^M A H , a re Hellioua 
and proud Man, to the Devil!^ 
who at firft Was an Angel, bu( 
fell. 



V'hofe Prefcnce by his Inftrt^ftion, flic hchtfved hcrfclffo well* that tfie 
^tmperor chofe her frpm attopng .the Relt^ and niadei her his Qneen ; iKe 
Wiji« at that Time Lut • a ' poor Maid, and of poor Ability. They were 
Wjarried in Sufan^ in die fecond Year of I\is Empire, -4^»fl 3iiii;f^ 34^4. 
From whence it is eiridciit ^* That Piefetiient comech neither from thf 
'^ Eaft, nor ftom the Weft, bqt fiora L O & 0.*V 




J. 



yon. 



" [ 100 



J O B. 



Qil^Hat learn ixe in general 
'" 9Ut of the Sook ^* Job f 
J. Three Things. 
Q. Which [be they i 
A. Firft, god's Omnipo- 

tcncy. Secondly, Man's Uncha- 

ritablenefs. Thirdly , yob*% 

fingular Virtue. 
Q. Bow many ^hitsgi an 

eminent in Job ? 
A* Five efpecially. 
Q, Which be they f 
J. Firft. Uprightncfs of tife 

in thcic Words : « And Job 



" rows ) arc my Meat." Chap. 
vi. 7. Fourthly, The Envy of 
the Devil in thcfe Wordr, 
"Touch that hehath,afld fee 
** if he ^»ill net blalphemc 
" thee to thy fsiCc^Chaf* i. ir. 
Fifthly, The Mercy of GOD in 
thefe Words : '« He maketh the 
«* Wound, and bindeth it up**' 
Cbaf. V. 8. 

Q^ If herein cenfifiitfo bis Ut- 
rigbtn^i i 

A. In three Things. 

Q. Which be they ? 



*< was an upright and juft Man. . ^. In Holirefi towards GOD, 
Chat. I. Secondly, Patience in in Uprightn.it towards the 
Affliflions : '• Shall we receive World^ssnd in Sobriety towards 
'* Gocd at the Hand of the " " 
•* LORD, and not Evil." Qiaf. 
ii, IV Thirdly, Mutability of 
the Vrorld, in thefe Words : 
** Svch Things as my Seul re* 
** iuftd to teuch ( as' arc Sor- 



himfclf. 

Qs. In Holinefs and Vprigb^ 
nefSi btm ? 

J. He was the Eyes of the 
Blind, Chap x. 15. The Feet of 
the Lame, xix. 1 5 . He fed th« 
Hungry, Ch. 3i« 17. He cloath- 

cd 

'JOB was a holy and good Man j he dwelt in the Land ofC^a, fo called 
f joiT' O, «he 5on of'Aram^ the Son ofShem^ as St. ftrom upon Gewfi$ obfefr 
votl), vvas thought ifo bi'iM Damafcus in Syria ^ and all the Land to fordoH 
1V2S <;alitd attcr his Name. There were two Towns in this Country where 
Job is faid to ha\c dwelt, /. e. AJlatoth and Saraim^ J2 Miles N, £• to 
JfYufalem, tlje Inhabitants of which Town woi flipped the Godclefs yenuif 
anti caKtd.hir Afiaroth. Sujernm faith, that ihe Sepulchre of/otwas to 
be /ecnin' bis Time in ,that Town, and later \Vriters teftify as much 
for their Times. The other Town w^tsBaizra^ mentioned in the 56 Ch. 
of Ctr>cJ.s, and here it's thought Job was fcoin : It lay beyond Jordan, ia 
the Tribe of Ren ban, io Mttes N, E. ofjerufaletn 5 all which Country, inthofc 
Tirrcs, were Subleft to the ¥.ing of thctEdcmtUs^ or liittm£ar,s,SceJJdi, 6.and 
'Jof 20. Htjc Job for \hc molt part continued. 

♦ Hf li^Trt ;iUhc Time of SaUy firft King of the Ethmifes^ and according 
to the Opinion of St, ferom, Augufiinef AmhYofe\ Pbilo^ zvnX Luther ^ wxs for 
his cjcccixnt Vinue and lingular Piety, chofcn King 5 making all the Neigh* 
Innung Priiues n:Uifary unto him : And as 5^ ftrom, laith, , in Lecis 
Kdrrjfis, haviufi obiain(d To large an,Em)^ue, r«iT>ovtd his Seat to Aftanib, 
k iliciioand wtl! dt kneed City ; wherein thojfc Times ( as Mofes^ witnefTcth 
6er 14.) il.tjc 1 1 i.1 »f< e might}' Men, and noble Htrocs 5 rhat fo by their 
Vtifi.e he nifclt v.'rh th? £reatcr Facility fupprefs and conquer othr 



the 

21. 



B i^i 

He Chap. if. 17. Fifthly, hit 
own Scrvaot defpifcd him, Chr 
ip. 15, idl 

Q. fr/jenin eonfifted the En- 
vy pf tN fDevil ? ^ ^ 

yf.' In tempting him many 
"Ways, before he would be fa- 
tisfied of his Conftapcy- ., . 

Q. Wherein appeared ^t^hs^ 
M^cf of GOD i "'^ ' 

^. In this, as He did fmite, 
fo did He. reftore. 

Q. How was Job reflorei 1 . . 

ji. To double the Wealth he 
had before, Ch.,42. 10. 

CuWhat do we /earn by tbint, ? • 

J. That G OD 's Mercy ^li* 
greater than his Judgrijen-. 

Qt ' What bavs we when ws 
come into thl% , World' X ^ ^^ 

A. Noihing. " :\ 

Q: What\ ihcill wt hAv-f^Jphm 
■ w? dcfiaTt X ■/•• 

A: As much, Ch'. i. i.i. 

jf/The^^ttic- Ch. 4.s; ; 

, QJC^i any Man fay to hint^ 
[elf^ 1 ant righteom i 

of the ScocIcqX :/4^4iJ&4W, and of th^ ' 
Faultier of EfdU ; b?c?iufe he is mcntionM in cUe g^ of Gsnefii j Wl^.reic 
is ftidi that whsn BjlU ded, '3$h.%t> the Son of Z^xah,' oF Bunraa ^ttz^foh 
reigned i^n his ilead : And St. Jtrom, ia his Preface- nob n the Baik of,'Joa^f 
(h?weth rhil'- be was but Htc Degrees rema?-d from A^raSmn For Ay>'4ham* 
htii'IJaac.ilfahcj f''{au | JEff«, Ki^ueJ-, Refuel, Serah -, Jai or Jok^b^ K 11^ ..t' 
the li^umMftft'Ge/!, 1$. Alio I}hm.te I h:i^Ji>ffmath^yNho v/z^ the Wife <>tyF.fau 
Mother of itftue/, GrAi)<hnoch2r to Serab, and Great Grandmorh^r t,o Joh,' fo 
that by the Mother's Sfde.'hc deiccndcd from i^w^c/, and by the Pafher*s 5idf, 
frorhiSjau ; notwithftandivg, thcYe are Tome that arc of Ooinion, . 
t ar he (Icfcerded from Wwi-, MrahAm's Brothpr 5 and. was of the F4mily of 
Vrj'ff(th9r\ Sou 5 vvhhh U^jiiuon alCo St, y^fl«V|p2iitioneth j> his He'^ilcaS - 
Qucftions ; but molt af tlie Anrient Fathers hold this .nothing Co prob.i')b. 

tfJ^THBH upoi> che }6 of Gemfist faitji, That he was Kin? lone; Time . 
Urorc'M;ifes led the Children of //r^f/ out of £jry;r>, por 2«{/j anl >ir«r, 
the Sons o£ facthy liad Children before tliey w^ni into the Lind of £^y;N 
Cf>«* 4(5. Therefore X^^uf/ ,the Son of Efau^ might have Gittldren alfo, i«nce 
3ie waJB married lung (jefjre his Brother Jacob, From whence it may b^ 
gathered, that f#^ was King of Uum^a, before Jazob and his Sons went 
into the liSnd of Egyjt -• For 'ilthou'^h the 14 S>ns of Kf4u governed the 
^.«nd of Wo^ like to m^ny Priocfes, of which Number iCeja^/ the Grind- ; 
ithcr .or Jib vvas one,, btliufe they .held ic ^ thicir Inhsritapor ^ yet. ro^;. 
• ... ' * iwoid 



fd the Naked, Ch. 51.19. 
ftood with the Widow and 
Fatfaerlefj,' Chap. 31. 16. 
He harbour'd the Stranger, 
Chap. 51, 3i. He judged juft- 
ly, Chap. 29. 14.. 

Q. In Sobriety^ how ? 

A* His Heart was not infcftr- 
cd with Luft, Chap. 51. 7. Kor 
his Feet walk'd in Deceit, Ch. 
%u 5. Nor made he Gold his 
Kope» Ch. jf. 14. Nor did his 
Mouth ki{s his Hand, /. e. he 
was not vain glorious, Chap. 

Q. Wherein cor.fi^ed hii ^a^ 
tieme ? 

A* In bearing; with ilie Mu- 
tability and Change of his 
Eftate, • - 

Q. ^ Wherein confined the 
Chwgi of his Eflare ? 

A. In five Thiags. 

(i Which be they \ 

A. Fuft, he loft his Children 
and fliifli 'Wealth, Ch. 2.. Second- 
ly, his Body became leprous, 
Ch, 5.., 7. Thirdly,^ his Friends 
upbrjii^ed him, Ch^p. 4» 5- 
Fourthlyi his Wi^e foifpok him. 

There are many tHink him to b? 



/l.V mi::rt fs fice-f.: G 2?, ;;:>' Heart is fiM : 7. 

^:vake){fy7m Glory ^ a^TMAkc, Lute ftfii IJf.rf : Jmy'\ 
/ --ili ([h;e Thanh ir^.to^ T/:;,^f.' O L O R 3, a-r.-o:^ tf-eTe^fh. 




Frcm 



. . .rr;;;^ -r , fx?n . ^r/ir va:ly liar mom 
jj^n muvnfal Frxim began ; 
Ir.m }hirmp7?y • to Harmon\\ 
V ho ail Tie Cc7?7p^js of the Kotes /; rj^ 



L i«i ]• 



>V% - •*• tf^ r^^ •^■*' •'■^-' "V**. 'Kt* ^r^V* ,r^. ^ 






T«: B O O K of 

P i' /^ X /If i". 



<J^. Hazietbf^Cbrlure-7 of GOD 
any B^mes ? 

,^. They . have many. Tfan . 
iii. t. 

Q. ?K&<?r Remedy f)avs they 
'/f^gainjl them ? - 

A. A Confidenje in Go^^ sv\\ 
fure jDepcndancc on His AlTii.- 
tance, {P/i:/.^iir 3. 

Q. IVho are they that GOD 
hates > 

iif . The Workers of Iniguity, 
efpccialiy ^the bboJy-thirfty 
and deceitful. 

Q* Hifii) mil fje rezvard the 
Lygn ? ; 

A. He Will dcftroy .thciii, 
Tfalm. V. 6. 

(i. How d&them:ift Right' Qtn 
of the Sa'wts defire G () D to 
deal nvith rhrm ? 

J. As iDw/W did, in Mercy, 
not in Wratt and Anger, ^falm 

6* 12/ 

GOD tnto Shame ? 

A, Lovers • 

ii"i >. ■ I I rill ■ . I » ■ I H ill • ■.I-" 

' B S. The Hebrews firft taught their Childreii, or Scholars l»y Hymns; 
-wrMcii Hofeffthc Man *f GOD, began to com\yoi c^Exsaus 15, Deut, «t. 
sind other infpired Ferfonst afterwards imitated, /i^^S'^ 1*- ^* ^'^i^* 3b» But 
Mras brought to Pcrfedion by David, who, as he was an admirable Artilt 
III Mufitk, I. SAm, i6, 18. and himfelf invented fome mufical Inllni- , 
menti, as we learn by the Prophet Am9s $, 5. fu he was an incorr^- - 
parable Poet, 11. Sam. 2J. 12. And as MiUan^lontrxiXy fpeaks, Thh is the notl 
ftej^ant Work txtant in tke fPer/d, /"/rfro himfelf, the gtca tell Phi!oft)pher 
of his Age, cobld' have wiflied to have been Malier of lo admirable a 
Wecc of Poetiy y for it moves more Powerfully, and touches the Mind 
n^ore fenfibly than Sentences in Profe. David took all Occafions to 
cxcrcifc this Faculty in Abundance of Divine Meditation*;, which are 
gathered together m this- Book y wherein he rails ui»o'i the People r^ 
liftcn unto him, faying^ Ceme ye Children hs.^Tkn Ufttt me^ ^ni I r^^'J 
t(MCb yeu th: TtPr ef tic /- O k D/\Hihr\ ^L r i. 



Queftion, 
U/Hat is the general 2)cC:rbie 
'^^ oj the Pfiilms ? 

J, Prayer and Thankrgiving. 
Prayer that GOD will continue 
his Favour toward us : Thankf- 
giving for his Benefits rcccivcil. 

Q^ :natMan is'blepd ? 

A. He that contcmneth not 
G CD's Word, biit meditates 
upon His Law. 

(^WhM is he me ? ''. 

A. A Tree planted by the 
Water Side. 

Q.fPhat Man is curfed ? 

A. He that fittcrh in the Sc^t 
of the Sco^ners of GOD's Word. 

Q. What is he like ? 

A. Chaff fcattered before the 
Wind. 

Q. IVbo conf(ired again ft GOD 
and His Anointed ? 

A. The Heathen and wicked 
Doers. 

Q. What rxas the End of their 
Omjpiracy ? 

wX Wrath and Deftruflion. 



io6 P S^A 

A. Lov^rt of Vanities and 
I^ycs, y/y. 4. a. ' 

Q What tsi^^erfecutor oj 
GOD's people command mmo ? 

A. A Lyon. 

if. Becaufe like a Lion he 
§RriU Tear in Pieces, ^lid devour 

• Q; II the Witkid ftdt tc .of- 
fmre the Glory of GOl> 5 homn 
'iSiU He feek to reveal fits 
^aifei ? , .. ;. ; ' 

'^. Even by the Modth of 
Bpbcs and Sucklings,.^/ 8« a- 

Q. Jfloere may ijoe aiw tyifbni 
Oc4:Afion to glorify GO'D I 
•Vi A. In the Wonders of His 
Works, the Creatures made for 
us, and rubJ6£l<id unto us^ ^Jah 
viii. $,6. ■ 

Q.Uowmil the Lord jtiJffi 
the WorU ? 

A* In Rightebufnefs, Tfal. 9 8. 

Q^Are tbe^otxt d^ffifed in 
OOD's Sight ? 

A. N«,he is their Refuge, 
^falm, 9/ 9 



L M S. ,. 

. A. To GOD at allfimjrs, 
aad in all Places, and not wii^* 
out muchOmfort,(P^/, xi. i. 

Q^ How Inany are the Righ- 
teous ? 

. A. In Earth none. " TherQ is 
** not one tbkt doeth good, no 
•• not one." 'Vfat. 14, 

Q^Wbat is the Condition of 
tbofe that trtijt' not upon God i 

//.To be aiwavi in fear, everi 
wherOj no Caii^ of Fear is 
y/a/. xiv 5, . 

Q: Who fhall dwell tn GOD'i 
holy Hill I '-'^ 

w/. He that fpeaketh Truth, 
flanders not his |7cighbouf, ner 
gives his Money* in Ufury, ^f. 
XV. 3. 5. 

Q. Of what 4id David /r<?- 
phefie f 

A. OfCHRlST. 

Q. fy herein I 

A. In thefe Words $ thou fhall 
not'Ieave my Soul in the Gravc^ 
nor fufifer thy holy one to fei 
CoiTuption And moreover^ I am 
a Worm and ho Man : All that 



Q^jVhat is the ^raBice ef fee me laugh me to ^orn, they 
the fVorldty Mm I 



J'. Fraud, Rapine, Tyranny 

Tp^lm 10. 

Q, What is his Reward ? 
' A* Fire, Brimftooe, and 
flormy Tcmpefts. 

Q. lo ii'hom may tbofe that 
are opprefffd betake t ben felves m 
their Jffii£iicn i . 



fliake their Heads at me, fay- 
ing. He trufted in God, let him. 
deliver him, Tfal. zi\ 6. 8. - 
Qj^ Wai this fulfilled x^fOsititt ^ 
A* It was J fee it Mat. 27 4S* 
Q. Wba$ may we learn 0/ Da- 
vid, when we go to the Houfi 
qJ GOD f 
A. To prepare ourfelves. 

Ql to 



As it is called t(^c Hook of Pfalms, cr Praifcs from the major Part i 
in tl.cy?ie called David's Pfalnis, Lccaiife he f»Xle the mDft of theoii 
ilioigh If n-'^^^ **« ccnfcfled there v. ere ^cvcial cf&tr Authors, by wbom 
ii-mc of them were roBRpofedjtho* not mentioned $ but fo few of mem but 
David's, s»m^ aie imeinltc with th^ Rcf, luppofcd to U ocoironcdt 
iy Umg <^»-5y collcfted by frmc pious Perfons among their Friends after 
lellna.rn of l^e Tcinil?, by the Brfijf.Wrfii Army $ -for the People 
v.'s'A rrr;vain?d ^iih theSottgs of 4/#;r, tho* it lay UcfoUtc^ 

if 



a c 



. i P S A 

Qi In iihat Mav72er ? 
A. To wafh our IIan<1s in 
Innocency, anrf ^lo to compaft 
his Alrar^ as 'Lavid^ FCil. x6, 6. 

Q^ If bat is trite Fchcity ? 

if* 7'hfi Fruition of Chrift 
JeAis Face to J ace ^n Jlighte* 
oufiicfs. y^i. xvii. If!. 

Q. liQXt, do tte Godly ^affeB • 
tte Word ojf God^ and the Kno^w- 
tedgeofit.l. 

A. More than Goldj than 
much fine Gold, and morp than 
Honey, Of the Honeycomb, 
^Jalm^iX' 16. . ' 

Q^ in whaP do the Mm of 
the IVerld put their Trujl ? 

A. In the Things uf. the 
^Vorld, feme/ in Ghariots,,and 
feme in Hoj femcn, ^fal- xx. 7. 
. Q. If I whom do the Child^'en 
qfGO.7) place their Hop and 
Confidcijce ? 

j3. In G O J) : We will t^^ 
member th^.Nanic of the Loid 
our .God, ?yi/;?z .ao. 7 ,; 

Q. What Succefs hayie the 
Urn:eT ? 

A. Thpy arc brought dbwn 
and .{alien. . - . . ; 



L M ,S _ 107 

"he will take uV up,7y^ 27- 10. 

Q,. What is tr that t//7yo/df 

The Right fouSy and kt^'ps them 

from failing d^xn^ and frdnf* 

A. Faith im GOD, ^nd Ho.p;^ 
to fee the Goodnefs of the Lord 
in the Land af the Living, 
^/y/w xxvii. 13, ^ 

Q. Ik if^ilL not then te au^y 
for ever ? ^. 

A. No, his Anger ' en'^urcth 
but a while j^itvd tho'Soriow be 
this Nighr, we fliall have Joy 
to Morrow, "Tfoim xxx. 5. 

Q. What uiuji cw d'j li'ben 
u^t have finned \ 

A. Confcfs our \yickcdnef«, 
tho* it be a&ainft oar fclves. 

(i. What fjllozvi ? 
^J. Forgivcnefs, '/!/• ^^xxii. 9* 

Q; Is it: enough for tu to 
efchem Evil ? 

J. No. 

Q^ What then ? -. 
.^ A. We mu;l . likewifo 
Good J Tfalr/t XXX iv. 14. 
= 0- Xfoih David cf/*/^ 
Iw2€mies, c.h*d pray jor 
Coiiftifion ? . : ' 

V A. iJQ doth vcrv oticn, '//: 






(Xz And ijohat th latter i ^ 

jS. Th<fy are rifcn, atid ftand xxxv, 4' 
upright, r^r.^S. :. . Q, j/^v ':r^//(j/c; r^ cti.-'s ? 

Q^WhowU the Lord teach 
hi his Pfav, ? 

uf. The hambie Heart, "Pfal. 

Q. J?(W«J /ibr/:? /7;e Lord love ? 
4, More than Father or MqJ 
ther 5 for when ihcy forfake us^ 



A* yV'e may n ^t, we are com-" 
roandcd- to.blcfstWm x6 pray 
for them, and 10 do ihemGoad. . 
O; Was this tlen (wy (i'ljai 
^PafHon in David, that te' jo 
often brcaki out tUio // ? 
< A. Nothing Ids. The P^n- 
Q^ pheis 



Li *iJP^»" W the ij7tH PTaJm, where the BabyleniMn; dclt 
w»m lung by thff rounraful Cirtives who prefer ved clici 

tealf-^v"™ .^•>" 5^^« ^\^ Cai;<]irion ;.and aU.lcd to thv-n; run aVAVr*:- 

l^omC • ^^^'"^ ^**^ ouiiug its Continc'ince, and afrci their H-tuj^*^ 



tre to Itiir oiie efi 
m 5 r.o tl i be to 



io8 PS a; L M 

phers had not C6mmi{fion,only, Earrieftnefs and, Import unity of 
but Coaimand from the Spirit ^ our Prayers' 5 corhmcncling thi$ 



ot GOD to curfc His Enemies 

Q. Aky rise Wicked tn^fp- r ? 

/J, Like a green Bay-lVce ; 
Imt they fhalj quickU wither, 
^pjat. xx>vii. ver, 95, 5 (^. 

Qi .Vay the Righreous be . 
ivile^Mc ? 

J, Y^cs ; bat their Initcri- 
tar.cc 111 all be perpetual, ^Pfal. 
xxxvii, »8. * . 

Q; Wtrer.everanyofGOTi^s ' 
Children Scggars ? [^ 

yf. Yes, no ooubt many* : 
Elias, Lazarus, ^cl , 

Q. TFhy doth David froj^fs 
that he never fsw them forfa- 
kPfu fjor their Seed begging their 
Sread I ■ ' 

A. It muft either be taken 
' of the Prophet's Experiment, 
that hitnfelt never faw* it 5 or 
cUe the Word forfaken is the 
Limitation of the Sentence 
thus : I never faw the Righ- 
teous (6 bepging their Bicad, 
that they were utterly and fi- 
nally ibrfaken. 

Q. X^oTh not GOT) know ail 
ovrASiferies aiidAffii^ioW ?^ • 

J. He doth i nothing is Hid 
fiom'Him. 

(T. What then, needed David, ' 
( r need ivc fo fiillv to open to 
///;;; our^lo^ a;;dlVretchednefs^ ' 
^/■Pfalm s8 •? 

/]. GOD fufFcrs'Kimfelf as 
it wciC to be ni6vcd bv the " 



to us, .§s the Only Meam ro 
compafs*what we ftan.i in need 
of from Him. 

Q. Hciv IV as the TPilvM/i 
affiiEied ivirh his Sins ? ' ' 

J. The Numbers ot them 
being more than the Hairs of 
bis Head, dit^ f<') oppress him 
that he ^ould not looX up to 
G b D 's Me'rcv, for his fieart 
fai/cd him, Tjsily}. 11 

Q^ Is this 'the Coftdition of 
everv true Scliever' ? 

^, It 1X5 to be oftefi de- 
jeft<:d, affrighted, dlfquietdd, 
nay, caft down, by Rcafon of 
the Weight and Number of 
their Sins. 

Q^Had the Prophet the un- 
doubted Faith of the , Rfft^r- 
reSiion ? 

J. He had Witncfs himfcH, : 
GOT> mil redeem my Soul from 
the ^cjoer ef the Graves for tie 
pall receive me^ Pfal. xlviii. id". 

Q- What is the Sacrifice 
GOD delights in ?. / 

rjrf.. A broken Spirit, a broken 
and a cmtrire Heart . 

Q. Is this 'fare of GO Ti 's 
jiccftance ? ' 

J. U is. • GOD wiU aot 
dcfpife it, ^faL li. 'i7-, ' 

• Q^ What is ibs ^roj^efty of 
natwal Men A 

^. Very fo)linily to perfaadc 
themfclves that there is no 

God 



S(. Ai An.ijl:s and ot})t?rs o'lfcrvc, That thty were put together in one Vo- 
lume ?••' fy^r^t h r^r wc tint! |hat the FoimOiridw of" the. Second Temple was 
MM '(ooifev laid Jnr brrrf^yrcd th* ancient Cull ofn of I^falmody, or flnjiing 
P.alms'of i^aiTe (/2f'«« i:i*. 10, ir.) which 7).iv/i h^d aivointed lO acvoni- 
I> ny tlu- Seicrihces/ks fbon as' the Ark .wt^s fct^^ed(I. Chton. vf. 5^ »l6, 17, 
Kc'.}'i5. I. fy, 1*5, ^'C.*) and which ^hmon- conrimfd afrei he haU bui!t the 



TciTiple, auc brr^'jp 



flic A'k into it, ir. Cbr. v. ;2, 15, 



rh€- 



PSA L \ M V S 109 

God, or none that confulers/ Q. How irreligious ? 
them, - ' ^^ J. Eedaufc it difhonours 

Q^iVhat folhwfromiieiftef' GO,D> taking away from His 

w. They go bacl^, Vod be- WorTliipv ! ■ . ^ ^ 
com'e wholly cnclean'j not oue ,. (^ Kow mtpropable ? 
of tbcni doth goodi.y/j;. iiil. \ " ^. In that we pray to them 

Q^Wbnt'wiita fyeciai fwf ' .that, ^annot'. heav us, much Icls. 
of ^te'Pfatniifl's.furb T . ' 'liclp i.us. ^ . 

X i-eaxlefiicfs of ; Men. Jn , Q^JPSaf'Sfare of .Men ts 
GodloavelputTry^rtijitLwHl. ')^ao\We And certafn\},. 
mtfeay what Man 'can hmto \ ^,1116 State , of tbe,Godly» 
»7P.Pfitlm Ivi. M .• . • '.. ihaV. 'have G OD,^ for ihcir 

Q: iVbar h ^tktramty b/. friertcT;;' and 'the /Angels ^or 
y'wb M'^n ? • . ' rheir -Guardians, 

P.. They heap tip, Wealth, ^^. QL Ho-xidcei GOV^ fiuit}'^ 
but know not Nybo IhalJ crjoy ^tru,e,l^irpoffticnsofhts^eQfl2t 
ft, <Pfeil7/i \xxik/6. ': . , . ^. /RyTryal. • 

0, Wfjen theOpprcffed mourn,, Qi Ilo-ijo acih 'he try ikem ? 
ix^hat doth GOD? . ' " J?-/As Silver is tryed, in ihe 

A He gathers '/their Tears Firccf Affliaion, IP/. Ix.vr.io. 
into aBot lie, and keeps a Re- tX^ta'tbcSeaofthn Lije, 
gjfter ot their ^Wjron^s, Tjal^, ,^xJfdt'Hetp have '^xe to jave us 
Ivi. .8 >'./ , V * ffomdrownipgi . 

(^To'mbar ^nll ^ . ,, J^. A Uyck, . ! . 

4, To pour k) inuchVeh- * Q- ff(hat is. that Rock ? 
ge^iice upon their' OppreflprV • i^. CHRIST JE^US, 
Heads/ »' •' ^' "' ' " ''^'Tfarm'MxxjV 3.' ; 

Q^.VThat Encouragement have Q- f^*y ^re Magipatei cah 
w? fo r<?/v onGOl) ? ' IrdiStnh } - . 

^. Th« Experience of Hls"'V./f^- ^i^^^*^^^ ^^^Y fuj?ply .^l^c 
former Goodnets, ip/i: l^i. 5. .' , ; j^lace'/of G,OD„ for the Adn^i- 



O:. Unto liy horn did the PfaU niftration of Juftice. 

mift^ayply in'^Praj^er^ Q. How do they prove to »e 

;^ Only tb.GOpl, \:, no Gods I «; / 

Q^ Jtfever to ^Samtjt^ar J/i- .1 ^^;In that ibev die. liks Men^ 

gels \ ^ Pfalm Ixxxii. 6. 

il. .Never. Q. Hath G(W made anEiec 

Q. 75 it then good for us to tion oft hole thatjball befaved ? 

pr^ unto them ? , ; . -<4. Yes. 

ji. No, it is rather irreli- Q. When ? 

glotts and unprofitable* , /£ Before the Foundations 

^^ Q a of 

Ihedoret informs us m his tccUfuftital Hiitory, Book 11. Chap vJv diar 
tlie P«opIc became fo well acquaimed with thtm, that loth in City and Coim- 
1^' 'h% ^^^^«« hyHt^t 5 end in thei, Houfes, in their Strceinnd in 
fttfc ftS^^sSfi^^ ^^^ ^°"' '^ "'^'^*" thcmfclvcs with the Singing of 



iio P S 4 

of the Earth were laid, 7faL 
.xc. a. 
. O.. If^'iy are tire Rigbtemts 
ctmpGred lo a T^i/n-frre ? 

J. Brcaufe as the WoOcJ 6f 
that is faecf, fo ought they to 
I e iwect Wood for the Build- 
ing of GOi/s Church. As/the 



L M S ' 
Q. fP'Jbat is the beft Service of 

A* To re«J'ard Evil for Good, 
and Hatred for Friend/hip, 'Ffl 
cix, J, 



i\lVkAt /( the Inconvenience 
of an evil Tongne .? 

-f It wouodcth l.ke the /harp^ 
Leaves of ir are green, fo bught Arrows of a mighty M/n 5 and 
their Words alfo to be virtuous/ ftumeth likc^ Coals of Juniper, 
>\s rhcFruirof !c islafiinifo (PfaL cisc. 5. 
their good Deeds ought to be Q. IMv 



without ccafiiig, 

C^ //(?:t7/V GOD ma/fe vifihle 
to cir prcrtnl £yei f ^ ' 

A. 9v his Cre;uurt'4 : Thp 
fight is. his C'oathiog : H^ 
irio\es upon the Wings of the 
^Mnd : His Mcflcngrrs are 
I lames of fi-e ;. His'Throae. W 
Hcavrn a;iJ his Foot-Stool *ii. 
ihe tarth. 

Q. Why doth not the Sea 
cie^flw ihe.l^fth ? - ' ' 

A. Iccaufe QQD hath fet its 
BourdswKic'h it Ih^ill notovei'* 



he 

Heart, 



is GOT) to 

pratfed i ^ 
' .4. With the whoh 
ix, 1/ 

Q. /lax is he prayei unto ? 

A> Not with feign eti I^ips. 

Q^ Who is otir beil Guide-? 
. y/. I be Spirit of GO D. ^ 

Q^^JVhither doih ir lead. us ? 

J. To the Lahd Off ftighte-^ 
oafnefs, Vfahu IC4.' 10. 

Q. ^har is the LO K'Dtp[ 
them tbeLT t Ufi in liim ? 

Jl A Fortrcts, k Bulwark, 
4ind • a "Shield, y/iV.' r 44. 2. 



-^ 



^.•^v-. 



aftfr.«n .ibe Mandy typical Sacrifice* were ah5>Uih'd<43y>tlieOfleriii3 
naj»e\)/ Huh'elf, cha ^acritfcc 6> Pi;aife alone re naiaed, *s 



uhich C(J=?ISr rnar.e gi Mim'eit, cn^ : 

the ♦r ncirnl .S^rvktf uf* tOe Cl»riftfa!i Church 



Sever*? Pcrfons ^*e4hg Lnf^)ir*d 

i.'r nnly tu pr*v:,clii4»»cly, b<u to pjrophacV allb iQfc to fiijg.#ulmi anftl) 



as AYS read i'^ the B'piftle to the:0>riHf/7/tiWyCn. .1, If^ C^ 
ithe book or the Revelations we find rhc Ap©'(1:lcs anU Et- 



l'vi7.iis t)f Praife., 

14, If. iC, An«l rni 

('crs thus emj'loyM. Key. 4. ^, loj 1 1, in %vhich the Pcoi)ie bare VPaJCtjal We 

Ie.ain from lire ac«c Ctiaprer. Ver. ^. 13. and 14* 1> %i !• * 



I 




T H E 



Ill 3 



n 



>t 



T HE 



PR Q VERB S. 



w ,. 

" Hat is aVfoveri ? 

J, A Ihort Stying including/ 
much MattjCr. 

O. Jftaf d&th it teach m ? 
J. Wifdom ftnd UnderftandiBg. 

Q, H'hat is tb9 beginning 
pfWtJt(om,l 

jg. The Fp4r of the Loi^. 
Chap. ,!• 7- 

Q^ fyho embracetblnflrudiM ? v; 

AiTht Vvifc- . 

QX^Wbo refnfeth it f . 

^. The Fw)L Vcr. 7. . 

4. Like » Cb^in of Gold A- 
bout the Neck. >Ve^# y. 

Q. ^i?9rh^.^t^nm entite us^ 
what nttifi^.Ji'e^. da) ., ; . ♦ 

J. Not give ©Mr Cpoicnt. ip. 

Qi-J5&«> M^ "Sinners ^^fed^ 

A. Their Feet, aire twift to 
Evil. Vet, i<J,/ ,^ .^/.^v 

what mil fie d^^ 
J. Pour /But her NSndnntouf, 

and give w tJridcrflanding. 

Q. J^ '^^'dtffrfeWtfiMh 

wboi wiU fie da ^ 



^; L«ugh at oiirBcftrpc- 
tion. Ver. i6. 

Q. flb«) Cometh Tleftruttion ? 

A* Suddenly like aW^irlwind. * 

Qi Wbd$ ii the HtnMrame to 
be tbtaimd' of Wtpkiii i 

A. Sloth, 

Q. ttw dotB SUih reward 
thofe that love it ? 

^. \7itb Death antl Cohfdioh. 
Vfr. 32. 

Chap.' ft. 

Q^ {» what !S«rt nwft .W5 

fiek after Wifdom i 
. jf. A« after GoW aif^ Silvcr- 
Q:Firom ^^he$(o$^ cometb 

Hi^fdom i 

A, JlKim thcMowh oCQod^ tf.^. 

> Q. mat is the Eft^ flf 
m/domf 

A. It will pfcferve u« from 
all Viee#. 

<i»^^^ is theVrofirty:cf:. 
anB*rktf 
u*.Tb flitter with h«rLipi.tP. i£. 

Q^ Whither l0^^ t^ ^^^ 
qttahiiotcef ' 
jtf. To H«1U Vw. 18. . 

CHAP. 



AtSr Sf/l 



^41 the SonotpsyU ^^^ »*^^/*j'^\>.^>^fo^e thl 

as tnucli 

Child, anjf to giveSffciMii the Nam? otJtdtA^. or "« ''"^ToVwrf 
L R 0i. 



Year of th*,.- mild: IJIW Mori' ^'H*l|Tioi9, and lo«lJ 
«:;¥'^'> > ^h Ourch. -The.L&J D loved i^.«»J^ 



M4 p R o r 

A. Sof h it the Guilt of Coi>» 
fcicnccthat it corcu Oario^fe 
to cover the filthincfs thc;redf. 

Q. mat Mre ihijiiarks of an 

4. A wandering Foot, v, n. 
an impudent Face, v. ij. ,,id 
anrnticinglpngue. V. ,5, k^^j. 



& R B S.\^ 

^. The Word of God, anJl 
the Do^rine d hit Pregchcrt : 
l^bich it eafy to all that have 
aD^iire to learn. 

Q. Of iKfbat CminUMu is 
fTtfdml 

A* JEvcn from Eternity, be- 
fore t^e Earth was made, th^ 



* ^^^f'^^^^^ff^a^if^t yields D^pth bcgotttfi, ortheMoun. 
JO th€H$t^p2m o/m i taint fetlcl V. 23, 24, 15. 

^i An Qx Icjl tp the Slaugh- ^» ♦> ? 

ter, a Fool that goeth to the 
Stockt, or a. Bird tbar hafteth 



t» the Sn4r^. v. 



a*t *3- 



CHAP. yiTi. 

Q. /i fPifdom any iJigard of 
ber good Graces ? 

A. Ko. She crieth out unta 
Men in the Gate,, and in the 
i;niry of their Houfcs, on the 
Tops of high Placet, and by the 
Highway Side. v. 1, 3. • 

ii. What doth fbe pronfifi ? 

A. The Kna#ledge oi cx- 
ccHcot Things, y. e. 

Q: Hov doth j*e induce the 
Minds of Men tofajhwhe*' t 

A. By promising ^inro them, 
that ber Doarinc ffiaJl be ca- 

(\ i^x. • ^\^* ^* ^e/iff are ijojb t^inu^^ Katt 

^^J^lIJV^^^ ^^i2^.'! *^^: ^^^ dmthered in this Cha^ir 
Jerft0odfytbeliamcfft^ifdomi for hur Inflruffion f 

4. The 



CHAP. IX. , 
,0: In ibis Chafier hvm iotb 
Wifdom allure her Follower^ t 

A By calling them to a fump- 
tnbus Hanqtiet. 

Q. lyhat is meant bf that 
Banquet \ 

, Q. /« the I ith vcr. it isfaiJ, 
A fooli fh Vonan is troublefom^ . , 
, Q. iVhdt md^rftani we by the • 
y^/j^ Woman ? 

A. Ipnorant Preachers. 
;Q; What is their fDoSrlae 
tiki ? ' 

A- Liie ftolcn W^tcrt ;fwcct^ 
to the-Flcfh, but unpleaCipt to' 
the Spirit, w. J7|i8. 

CHAP, x: 

<l' ^i^^t are tbfi Virttits and 




<Homs of tli 



P- Jt V 

jj. Asfwecr a« Honey, v. ?• 

ClHoyi' ht'TkeEndf •';' ^ 
j*?,As bitter a5V\i'oVmwpf>d. 1 4. 

Q. ff??tfr ffr/r/ bfingeth it^ro 
the Vcdy ? 
jf,Itconl'umetlitheFIcfh. Vhi* 

Q. ^*/»r ro //^c Ttirfe i 

j^. It leaves i>ur Goods In the 
HanJs of Strangers, v, 10. 

Q. Is th&eafiylhrn% elf^.to 
be kar77edoTn ofthh Ctapt$r ? ' 

j4. To live upon cur own La-* 
hour, «. X 5, to be charitable to* 
others, ^..16. to keep Wedfcck 
unvialated* v. 18, 19. 

Q^Why ought ice to he care^ 
ful cf %heJe^Tbw%s ? 

v^. Bccaufo we always walk 
. in the Sight of the Lord. v. 2Q» 

CHAP. VI. 

Q. In.wbat Cafi is be that Js 
.Sunity for another Man \ 

Jl. Snared with the Words of 
h]3 own Mouth. 

Q. What ham mce by the 
^ifmirt\ 

A. Diligence* 

C^ Htm} 

A* To labour in Summer to 
prevent the Wants of Winter. 

Q. Ho^jo comet h^overty upon 
tbeSlotbfyn 

A* Like an armed Man. 

Q: Which be the fix Things 
that God batetbi 

jf. Firft, haughty Eyes 5 ic- 
eondly^ alyin^Tongae 5 thirdly, 
anHeart imagining Evil 3 tourfh- 



E R B' 3. 113 

ly, Feet fwHt to flicd Blood ; 
fifthly, FalfcWithcFs 5 lixthly.all 
Sowers ofGontention. v. 1 7, 1 8, r p. 

• . O. What is OTtr fQxcialfDtity 
to our Barents ? 

• A. Obdaicncc, t o follow their 
Infirtt£lions« 

Q. What Wb/ib^ Solomon call 
tbt Wwd of God i 

A- A Lamp, and Light, and 
the Way of Life, ver, 23. 

Q. How mahy Ways doth a 
wicked Woman tmft I 

A, With the &:auty of her 
Face, theFlattery of bcrTongue, 
and theWantonnefs of her Looks, 
' wr. 24, 25. 

Q. Is Adultery naorfe than 
Theft \ 

. Q,„Why\ 

A. Becaufe Theft may be 

redeemed 5 but Adultery def- 

? trbyeth the Soul, anl the Re^ 

^.'prQacb thereof can never ' be 

pat away. V. ;i» ^2, 33. • 

Q. Of whom is the mod 
ntercikfs Revenge i 

A. Of the jealoMs Man. For 
. he will not fpare nor regard 
any Ranfom. v, 9). 

CHAP. VIL 

Q. W^y is tuft called a Deed 
cfDarkfiefsf: 

A* Becaufe commonly it 
praAifeth in the Kighr, when 
the Air is dark and black* Vk 9^ 

Oft The Reajon of that ? 

A. Such 



■ ■ — ^— ■ I I ■ - ■ I ■ ■ ■ ' r ' " 

I^Hbeha followed N4thaH''s Council, and pcrfuaded Vayui to itdzr Zad- 
d§ek the High^PrMt Hdth^^n the Prophet, and BcnaUb the Soa » f /^/>«rf^, 
.** to fee his S*n SQlomon upon his own Mule, and condofi him to Gthen, 
• and anoint him King ; and j(bund tb« Tiumiiet before him, fayine. 
Y Ijig: live King SOLOMON ! '» They rbey'd his Orders, and tvoufehc 
Bim hacJc again amidft t ho . Acclamations of ail- the People, and cairfcd 
'him to fit upon the Throne of Da^ia, This 



M4 PR or 

A. So^h is the Guilt of Con* 
fcitncethat it covets QArl^iHiis 
to cover the filtbinefs th<;rc6€ 

d. Vkh^Lt ^eihiMtrki ofdn 

Jf. A wandering Foot, V. 12. 
an iaif)ttdcnt Face, v. i}« ^iid 
aninticingTpngue. v. 1 5, id, 17. 

Q. H'bat is be Uki tbgt yields 
, to thi htticifni^ if tuft i 

A* An Qx lefl to the SUugh- 
tef, a Fool that geeth to the 
Stocks^ or a Bird thar h^cth 
to the Snktp. «;. az, s 3. , 

CHAP. yiii. 

Q, Is JPifdom any HJiggrd of 
ber go$d Graces \ 
. A- Ko. She crieth out unto 
Men in the Gate, and in the 
Entry of their Houfefi, on th6 
Tops of high Places, and bjr the 
Highwair Side* v. 2, 3. 

Q, Wbdt dotb Ibe friwft ? . 

A. The Kno«ifkdge ot cx- 
cellcot Things, v. 6, 

Q^ How doth fie induce the 
Minds iff Men to follow Jo$i^ 9 

A. By promiiing ^into them, 
that her Dbfirine /Hall be ea- 
fy and plain. «. ji. 

Q: IV bat in tbi$ Sook is un* 
derficfod by the Ham of Wifdom I 



E R B S. :^ 

. 4. The Word of God, anfl 
the Doarinc oi his Preachers : 
Which is cafy to all that have 
a Df fire to icarn. 
Q. Of rtobat Cmtinmnu is 

A* Even from Eternity, be- 
fore the Earth was made, th® 
Depth begotten, or the Moun* 
tains fetled. v. 23^ 24, a;. 

CHAP. IX. 

Q. h ibis Chapter bw doti 
Wifdom allure her Follower^ f 

A* By calling them to a funap- 
tuous Banquet. 

Q. What is meant hff that 
Sar/fuet I 

. Q^ intbe 1 %tb vcr. it isfaid^ 
A fooli fh Woasan is troublcfam^ . 

Q. iVhdt md^rflani w by the ' 
joolifi Woman ? 

A^ If7,noirAnt Preachers. 

,Q. What is their ^oSrine 

like \ ' 

A. Likeftolcn W^t(:r5 ;lwcet^ 
to tJie-Flefh, but unpleafent to 
tlic Spirit, w. J7i 18. 

CHAP.X: 

^. What are this Virtties and 
Viifii docyphered in this Chapter 
for our inftruSionf • ^ . 
^ 4- The 



This Sueoefs drove Jjmdjai^ to ^fiee fo^ Reiuge to ^t iioms of rlie 
A'rftr, ^ficl i# beg his Life qf the new .King. -^^ Stdomtm p^omiM, 
*^ That If he behaved himCelf for the future li,ke ^ good Man, and a 
*,• faithful Subjea, one Hair lef his Head fhijuld not feU to tiie Ground | but 
'* if lie Ihjuid ever be dete':itd of any cvJl Pradlice», he fliould furely 
** die.'* Wheu Dtfi'iVf Was dead, ^i^tfH^i )\roie4ed aU Wavs to dethrone 
^tmon » inic perceiving he had too fmall Ihttiell of himfelf, rcqueiM his 
i^uthcr to permit him to mar/y A^ifbMg, who ,had .|>een Wife to Dsldd^ 
l^opii^g by her Intereft and Policy to aaain bis Ends. So/MHrn prefemiy 
faw the DrUc of that Rsquclt $ and therefure ordered- him to be ]>ut to 
fleiijh, bfnilhcd hit Cooncd^r Abiathat, and flew fiak .in the .very Place 
tvhcre he hid ficd for S:ia6ttttfy at tiic News of Adonijab'i JDtarh, 



p, p o y 

J. The firft, arc Wifflom 
and Folly. 

Q, ffljaf is the Good that 
S<metb by Wifdcm ? 

jl. A wife Somnakcth a glad 
Father 

Q. tf^hat is- the Httrt that 
eometh iy Pody i 

A. A loolifh Son is an Hea- 
vinefs to his Mother. 

Q. What are ihe fitsmi \ 

jg. Sloth* and Diligence, 

Q. What is the Inconvenienct 
qf Sloths . 

Jt* A fiothful Hand niakc^ 
poor. 

.0- What Trcjit comes by 
^Diligence t 

j4.Th^ Hand of the Diligent 
xnaVeth rich. v. 4, 

Q. Uliat are the Third f 

-rf.Righteoufncfs and Impiety. 
. . Qi What is the Good that 
comet h' by Rigbteoufnefs ? 

J. The Memorial bf the Jaft 
ihall be bleffcd. 

iQ. "^hat i\ thfi "Hurt that 
comttb by Imputy ? 

\A The Name of the Wicked 
ihall rot. V. 7. 

S. What are the fourth} 
: Innocency and the Guilt 
*0f Confcience. 

; Ot fPiiatis the Good that com- 
etb by Innocence ? 

J. ric that wajketh aprigbtly 
walketh boldly. 

Q- What is^ the Hurt that 

€omitbiytbiGuiit^^onfii€fJce ? 

jf. Pear and Shame. For he 

Serverteth his Ways^apd ht (hall 
e made known, v* ^, 



E R B 9. Hi 

" a iif^hat are' the. :fftb\ 

J. Love, and Hatred. 
' . Qi What is the.G&od that 
Cometh by Love ? 

^. It covercth Offences, u xi. 

Q. What is the Hurt tka$ 
cometb by Hatred ? 

A. ft ftirretli up Contentions. 

CX.What aretbe SiiUhi 

^.£iTence, and mucBfiabling- 

Q- iVhat is the Hurt of much 
Sablins ? ... 

A In many Wor^s there 
^cannot want Iniquity. 

Q. n^hat is the Good that 
cometb by Siknce ? . -^ 

A. He that refraiaeth his 
.^ip5» i« wife. jv. fp. 

Q^ PFhat is it that makes 
Men mb f 

A. The Blcifing of th« 
JLord. V. 2 a. '. , ' 

CHAP' XL 

' Q: What are falfe Sallances ? 
j4. An Abomination unto the 
lord. 

\j,What doth a true Weight ? 
Pleafe him. 



^ 



Q When^ride goes before^ 
"jchxt foUoiJOS i 

^. Shame, v. a. 
, Q: H01X) is Lowline/s re- 
warded ? 
' ^. With Wifdom andHonour. 

Qi Can Riches deliver iiz tke 
Time of Wrath ? 

A* Ko. - • 

Q. What is otir R'efrizcfhm ? 
jf.TroeRighteoufivJs. v. a. . 



'' S^mtn beina th»« «on<irm'd in hi s Kingdom contri€te<l an iUian': 
With Th^uih ICing of ,JE^|r, and noarivd' bis paughtcr j At wfiich pi^ 
it li thoua^thac Sdvmn compoled the r«?irK/ej^ or S^ftg of St^kmon- 



ii6 P Ijt F 

' p. Hotv is tie Wav of the 

J. Direft. arid ftrajgKt.; 
Q: How is the Way, of the 
Ifieked ? , --^ 

J. CtbCkcA s^nd fiumblinp, 
ver. 5r ' ' .' ' ' \ ' 

Q: JVhitber leads the'l^atb cf 
ti?e one ? ' ; 

j^. ToDeatb, v. j^}' 

Q. Whitierthe other \ 

Jl. To Life. ^ 

Q^ J^r^w long lives tie Hope 
of the mckedt 

A. , 'Till Death : Then trs 
ExpeAatron pcrifheth. - 

Q. Can Prienaprp dtferid evil 
2)eeds t 

A, No ; BMt in the End they 
ill all be puhifh^d, ^..aV. 

O. Ho'x (ball be be rewarded 
)hat is virtimtfty liber ai ? ' 

A. With Increife. 
Q^. tioiJoJoe^ that (parethmore 
than ii convtment ? 

A. With Poverty and JiK^g- 
nation, v.. 24. 

Q- Uowftem%aWomah'uoith' 
out Difirction? ^^ 

j0. Like a Jewel o^dphl'in 
a Swine*s Snout, v.zi 



E R M S. 

. A. He /liall be bleffe^, and 
n>ade to profpeif' inuardJy an^ 
outwardly. 

Q' whom doth the people 
cnrfe} • ^ 

4. Hoarders of Com. 

Q^ Wkpm ^'ill they hlefi ? 

A. £uch as bring it £:>rthtp 
fell.. V. 16. 

CHAP Xfl. 



Q^ fp^at is a virtuous Wo- 
man to h^r Husband ? 

A' A Crown pf Gofd .iipon 
his Head. 

Q: And what is Jbe that 
maketb her Husband afiamedl 
,, Ji Corruptien ip his 6one«, 
Fer. 4. 

Q. /few doti the Godly and 
mcked diTer ? 

\- A. Firft^jn thHr Tfeouehts ; 
The Thoughts #f .tfae.Juft- arc 
right 5 but theCquofels^cf the 
>V;tkcd arc deipightful. Sc- 
iU)|idly, in their Words : iT^e 
Talk of 'thp\ricibd if toTyc 
in Wait. ^Of^felood 5 'tut'dbc 
Moith' of the Righteous will 
deliver them, Tirh^. Ifhi^ljr, 



Q^Whdt IS theAewara.of in their Works ,;. The Wirfced 

the liberal i worketh a deceitful Work /^but 

A. He fhall be made fat and he that . foweth .Kightc^ulncis 

w^;^«^cd. /hali receive ; a Vuro "Reward, 

Q: What dotb be mean by Ch. xi..i8. fourthly Jin ihcit 

f^4j End : The Wicfccd pcrifli;>ttt 

^^^ .... -tbc 

" ,-, : ^ "'• '. . /--^ ' — i 

After this, Sctomon, ac^Jqnapanied by his Ttoi)rv*'^'***-tf?Via/..wefir «p 
to Gideon 'i %nd oftcrcd chere a tboufand -fcamt Officti«g» tfppn thc^ Bt»acn 
>V'i:ar that wis 'on that High Place : And GOD appcircd 59 him in, the 
J^ij^ht following, and faid^.to him in a Dream, 'Aik of Ma^t^at ' 79» 
hat^ a Mind, and I JhaU giye you. And SoiitMoM'ht%ge6 tbjit GOP 
ivould ^ve Inm a wife UnJcriF4n<5tIig,and Cn^ti QtiaHttes as were noccT* 
f-ivy for f ha Gove^-nmcnt of.'ffiV'feeQplc cdm'mitttd roliinp^ Thi9.Reqaeft 
was To agreeable to .the L 0*R'D»sth^t''H« grtrtiied^lt^ViBb? tile Additi^i^ n^ 
ali thofe. Thinf»s which lit 'mi^t ' Bav^ - ask«d| -in. which} zu> l(drtg .^«, 
ever Ilk J him. " He 



PROVE 

the Houfip.of the Righteous 
ftiall ftt^d faft.Tkr. 7..^ 

Q: Jre fjot many Mtn def- 
fifid i&r'Ttmtrty I 

A* Yes. 

Q^ But 'mhat is le that h 
pir^ and livtth •/ hti own 
Labour ? 

A Better than he thftt boi* 
ilethjand lacketh Bi^^d, F. 9. 

Q. Wh^t are the Pfords of a 
ferverfi longue ? ^ 
' ^. Like the ^pricking of a 
Sword. 

H.Wiy ? 

A. Becaiife they provoke 
othcrt to Angcf, »^. iS. 

CHAP. XIII, 

(l^mat is the cbi^tjfi $f 
tiiitimue f : 
J. Tbgbrify GOD, 
Q. Ufingfb.tebatfolh^jos f 
A. That a Man' may receif^ 
much Good by the Fruit there- 
of Vcr. a. 

Q. JVhAt is W0 "Proferfy of 
a Shiggdrd ^ 

Am To deftre much, but to 
takfii Paias for. nothing. 
Q* il9^ is bertwardtdf 
jf»:Hit£ottl is ilill empty* 
and AnA% no Relief, Ver. f. 

Qi, ^Jure are two Sorts 0/ 
Jlffh^ ns)bich under the Name ^ 
Riches Jkiw themfehes hth 
fDiJfembters : Wticb be tbef ? 



R B & 117 

^ J. He that makffth himiclf 
rich, and hath ncthing ^'and he 
that maketh himfclf pofer, hav- 
irig much Wealth, Vcr/ 7. 

Qi Sut tbefe ^alities being 
reftrred to the Goods *of the 
Mind, tjobat is ibe Fault of the ' 

^.Vain-glory, to be proud of 
that he bath not, 

Q^ Jf^at is the Fault of the 
fecemd f 

d. Not any at sJl, but rather 
a commendable ^odefty, thit 
altho* he bd virtuous, yet hd 
had rather other Men fhould 
fpeak of it than himfclt, V. 7. 

Q. What fiatt becpme of eitil- 
gotten Goods ? 

J. They fhall wilfte. 

Q. tt^bat cf thofe tltdt ari 
truly gotten ? . 

^ A^ They (hall increafci 
Veri It. 

'{^ When Hope is deferred; 
what dot b it bring i 

A. Faintn^fa of Heart. 

Q. Sut i^nce accompUJadi 
'sohar is it then ? 

A. A Tree of Life, Ver. iii 

Q. What is ti then to be 
tbedient t 

A. It maiieth a Man gra- 
cious. 

Q. f^t is it td 'be difoSe- 
diint f V , 

^. It maketh a Man hated^* 
Vor. I J. 

Ra QJVbeti 



bit Friends and Aiiies. ne ruica ovtr an tne L.owtnes anu nm^^uiu*^ 
quite from tfte 1^/e to iKytmd the £lf^2lr4ff^ He hid a veiy grcit l^um* 
bar ^ Horftf a«a Chtrioti of Wart Infhnccs 6P liir VTiiaom were ai 
i\nmefeiis as the faad of the Soa. In a War<Jj he wis the wifeft and 

flioK 



ISO P R O V 

^ At an Hedge of Thornfl. 

Q, Wty i 

jl. Becaufe lie always findeth 
foaae Stay^ and date not go for- 
ward. 

Qi, Hew flmith the Wajf of 
ft$ IDilkent ? 

jjL Plain and ffaooth, tho* 
never fo rugged. 

Qi ^tnd why f 

A^ Becaufe he it dirmay'd 
at nothing, v. 19* 

Q^^Wim^ do Mn^tbougbts 
come, to nought i 

^4^ Where Gounfel is want- 
ing. 

Q, Where do tbeyprciperi 

J. Where much Coanfei is 
irfbd, V. «3. 

Q. 1/ wf mill live, what ffley 
m$ifi ^oee tread i 

J. On high 5.that is, our Con- 
voiiktion muft be in Hea'trenl 

Qi Where lies t*e Way t$ 
Skath f 

J. Uclow ; that i«»in Kving 
afi«r the Faflitonof theWorld: 
Vcr. 24. , 

Q^Wbeh ^e Words m(t ac- 
ceptsble ? . 

jf- When they are '^ken in 
due jSeafon, Ter. ft^i. 

il^fo whom is tbelXXBiD 
near msben tbef fr^ \ 

A* To the Godly. 



B R iJ 5 

Qilovtbomishefairoffi - 
J, TotheWkrkcd, ver.apr* 

CHAP. XVL 

Qj Who is the Guide of the 
Tongue i 

A. The LORD : for without 
Him we are not able to fpeak a 
good Word, Vcr. i. 

Q. What is the greateff Z?<f- 
mage toMn f 

A* Self-Cbnceipt, 

Q. Wherein^ 

A. In that Men believe rheir 
Ways are cleans when they are 
not. 

Q. Stit ivbo dijfrovetb them 7' 

A. The Wifdom of the Lord, 
that trieth the Spirit, Vcr. z. 

Q. Are all Thifjgi created fcr 
tMGioryof G0 2) ? 

A^ All Things. 

QJfhat I the Wickrd ?, 

4* XeSi rhc Wicked, that iv 
their D^uflion he may be 
glorifiedi Ver. 4. 

QtWiwr is a Sign our Sieis 
are' forgiven i 

Aa An upright Life after Re-' 
pentancc, K 4. 

Q. How ought a King to 
JfeMk'} 

A. With divine Lips. 

:Qi How 4i that f 

A. He muft neither prophane 
xior txaiiigrei^ in Judgment, vcr. 
Q; What 



ID* 

— • — n rr- 

*f6fephu9 affirms, that ^hc^'Lettcr* .of Cpmmuntcation bft;iyeca thf fe two 
ings were prefcrved tr ' '^' 



Kings were prefcrved to his l*imc in the AtchicTW of lyn. 

SV* «M^c-'lilsittiga jDQta glorious by his mignifice»c Building Hie 
Temple f^ the LORD, and DccoratioGs* <^r. proper for ^fuch a Noble 
Worlc 5 TLDd died after be ^ had reigned fivity Ycars^in Jii^JIcat .of -the 
"Wcrid 3019, before CHRIST. 1071. You nw read tKc^l^aftei: of %hU 
gfoi Prince m tht ^B#<jk of '£rc/K^. Chap. xJyiL i»,.&c. ;nxd , bb wiO^jrn 
and -Kfiowfcdtt In ,the Book v/c, aw .now goijw {or tteat q£^ .The Stjrle 
of whkh* is toiii'd tr It ju a Pan cif theWoix, ani cont^iped in the 
fiwlkft Vcrfes where the AmhO;r,..ufcs .fcvcral >Vi»ds^ U^Uim. hifia0U»t 
Un^amUt^, and KawU^t. - ' ^^ . -c^- » ^p,^crb» 



n 



p R o y 

Q^ What follcm of that ? 
A. His F hronc IfhaU be efta- 

Q. What it tM Jyrath of ^ 

Rim^ ? 

A. The Meffenger oi Death. 

Qj,What is ibis rFavoor i 

A* Life, pr like, a Cloud of 
the layer I<.cigo, yc^?. 14, f5' 
, y. What is a-^E^ijrumurti^ 
^eftrttBion ?'. 

.^i Prid&;v6l!l fS* » ' 

Q,.,.7a .fi'pMt^'is (/ndirfiand- 
tug corapare'd ?.* \' * ^ 

.t/- To a IVclI Spring of Life. 

^. Bccaute ' it' ; ovcifloweth 
with all Swcctnet* of Difci- 
pinc^Ter. 2^.,:,,,!^ ^ ' 

Q^Tonvbar are tbeLtps.rf 
an evil Aldn'compdred \ 

A> To confumiTig fire ? 

Q^jindns:bv i 

A. Bccaufe" tb t fleUwyf * hM^ 
felf, a^d ;,otiiej;^,.ver.'i7l 

Q^riVhorfitteti 7)ivijim a^ 
fno7:%(jt Mm ^^ ' ; ., 
. Jr., A TalQrBjparer* vcr. 17. 

i^.'Wiuins vimm 

^. :A Crown prtflpry.v. 3i* 
Q.HP%0 /f ik9ihmfbl'Mljant% 
^-A* '^ot be^haf V^iiguilheeh a 
dty, W he, that. WiiiliJs^:^ ^^^ j^^ 

Q.'Is there any CbanciofsFofr ^^^^pitfff \ r. : 

^theDxfpofihgofLotf h Qv/*?f «« J^#J* ^*^ 
of e O P, ye«. 5^5- ^''M^ V .j,,/k 

„,,,^^ ,',- gli nt ' ' V r¥ ii iVl vV r'n i m l ^' 



E ; Ji 5 i? ^ tti 

CHAP..- XVII. 

a Fool i ' ^ •"' 

^. No. 

^h a Trinee I- - '^ 

^. A lying Tongtfc. '■ -^ 

Q^ What is ibB-^tU0 of 
Bounty 1 • '^ • ^ ' • 
; JS. Like ihi^ VS{iftrt*jrf atpre- 
jcious Sfone. •' ' 

Q. Ho* 11 ^r*^ T 

A As tho*ooe BfliipfitB the 
pyes of the Beft4ld«r (whicli 
way ibiever it il tutti^) fb .4i^th 
the other the Hearts of <t]ic 
Ptoplc, Vcr/-8. ■"' ' 

Qt What is the Natilfc of 
mpft Princes ? 

^. They «are o^ to be re- 
pco^* 

Q. 9ut what if they *« ? 

A. Thisywill beoifeadodat 
hftn'iiiat.dotb it, ver. 9* 

Q. Wiat ismparfffeittfdt^tt 
good Nature ? ... 

a. Mxirc -ilum a fanhdfcd 
Striper to^ipetimie.FoQt^ ▼•lo. 

Ct. /I raiFoA \in^tdi^£olly W^ 
hejhutmed i 

A. Tea, icseii a^ /tavc^H ^ ^ 
Bear robbed of her W^lp» ' 



4>^Terb| by 1 

-ift mrin A ' p bl e 

the dhifif l>«iiay^^^ 'the ^, 



rift mrin a - efel e ftaMnti »tts.3iyte> 



M%% PROF 

Q. Jftd ivhy fi\ . 

jf. BcMipre t^do either u 
to Abomination before the 
Lord,v* 15* * 

Q. Wiat Goad 'doth d Fool 
tfity tit Wealth f 

J. )9o<hiog. if be fcek not 
Wifdom. 

Qt Ho^ is a Ffiefid known ? 

jl.By,hi9 goodwill at all 
Times,' «* ii7r * 

mfe i . , 
J. When he holds hit Peace, 

CHAP/XVIH. ' 

. Qr /5 ri^rtf ii»jr fDefea in 
Wifdrn'^ ■ 

^. No : It ii like deep 
Waters, ^ or the Well-Spring of. 
a fldwhig River ubat is never 

o;npty. «. 4. / • 

Q. Hivo iitb9Fool€nfnar9dl 
' jf. By hii own Lips. o. 7. 

<^ IF*(^* If tie Slothful kin 

ttnto f 

A. Tc^iiimthtfUisaWailcr, 

v.. •^. ' ■-',"'■" ' '" '^ • ''^ 
Q. Honx> ? ..yj^ 

^ 2f. Asuhe :*(iniegets nothing, 
fb the other fpends all • . aid 
both end ihcit J^ivjBS in P^qvtfty. 
Q^ JVbati$4bpM9a^i:to ftfei 
tO'Uomurf 

A* Humility, v. is* .. ^ 
Q, ?f>tf r froeureth Audience' 
ff^€*^lf^9erfins\ 



E R B S 

^, Gifts, V. 16. 

Q. IT/y/r^ fox in the Tower of 
the Tongue ? 

J. Death, or Life. 

Q, How do the fiords of 
Rich andVoor d%ffir ^ 

A* The one fpeaketh roughs 
ly as depending upon his Wealth,* 
the other meekly as fearing 
faisPoverty, v. 23. and Cik x. 1 5* 

CHAP. XIX. 

S. What f Mows Rajbnefsf , 
Tsin* V* z* 

Q; Whozdiher mamFriends I 

j#. He , that is rich. 

O. Who is deftitute of Com- 
fort i 

A* FU that is poor, v. 4. 

Q. )^>&9 l^all not efcape un^ 
fnnified ? 

A. K. falfe Witnefs. 

Q« Who is be thatjballferifi ? 

J#. A Teller of Lies. v. 9. 

Q. /f2r<ir is it to defer An* 
gpTy and to fafi over Offences 
with a charitable Mnil 
. A Difcretion in the Soul, 
and Gloi7 to.God, v. 1 1. 

Q. What is the King's Wrath 
c^fared^unro f 

A. The Roaring of a Lyon. 

<hJto what his Ffi^ur ? 

^. To thelVIornin^Dew,t;. r«. 

^Q. Of whence have we Riches ? 

A. By Inheritance from the 
World, • '■" ' ' • 

'Q, ^ut cf whence a v'trtu^ 
ousWife t ^ ^ ^ 

A. From the Hands of the 
Lord, v*.X4. . . _ ^^ 




Mfcdl «> him bjT ^f m#» 

Su » Flddlt to Hif^^n wWali l« cdnld line •««-,«.- -^ •--- - ^--^^ . 
^t after lliit» one JMmnh a Tyrf^n^giTC aSofocian of u, and px^rj^ 



5P R P y E J^ B S, 113 

Q. Wi)o kn^ibtothel^ird? ^ Q. Sow are the Simfk and 

jL He that hath Mercy upon' Ignorant uidmonijbed? 

the Poor, and the Lord will be ^. Bv the Judgpaent of the 

s|lecompei]ce, wr.17. Scornful, ver. aj, 

Q. Who is better tban a rich ^ ,r \ ^ w 

liar? ' CHAP. XX. 

urf. A poor Man that is truC| Q^ JVhy muft we he-ware of 



his|lecompence, wr.17. Scornful, ver. aj 

Q. Who is better than a rich ^ „ 

lUr? ' S" 

ji. A poor Man that is truei Q* Why \ 
wr. 2a. • much Wine? 

.w, S ^. «c- 

. . ^ 
otbto to Solorfm : AncT this was the common PraOicc in thefe Times with 
the Learned, ashimielf alfoobfenrei, for the Amendment of Manners. He 
teHs as in the Beginning of this Bdok, that they are made for the Regulation 
and Cbildoa of hnmtii Ltfe, duit we might rtaiw the hfimakn cfWif* 
^ JV'V/, Jv^lgmmt €md Efuitf, which is the Flar 0/ thi Lardy to 
gi^e Suhtilty to the Simfk^ t9 the yota^UAn Knowlet^e and Di^reti9n : 
for, fays he,JFifibm fronti/etb GoMine/s to her Qnldren, direSing thelf 
Wayi, that thty might keep itk the Paths pf the Righteom i for the Merthan- 
£«i e/it is better than the MercbimSw tf Si^tr^ en4ihe,Qain thereof, 
than fiie Gold, 

Hear^ye Children, the InfiruSiion of a Father,, Chap. k. Hcfe we have a 
Narration how tenderly SoUbson was brought up, and that k was the chicfeft 
Care of his Father and Mother to give him iuch an Edocationas might con- 
tribute to a future Felicitf. They took the grcateft Pains ta teach him ta 
iittdcrftand the Ways he was to walk, that he might (hun the Paths of the 
Wicked ; which, fays his ancient Father,. If you obey me, the Tearx of thy 
tife&all he many, ver.. 10/ This was a notaHc Bleffing of David, where 
he aUb fays. Hear, O my Son, and recei^venr^ Sayings, Ami vee. 1 5^ 1 8* and 
27. Take fafi hold rf Iikflruakni let her not go, keep her, for Jhe is thy. 
lift. Ttsm fiot ie the Srghr Hand nor t» the Left; but keep the Path of the 
Juft ; 'wffich ij as the Jhinipg Light, that Jhineth more aniawrenatothe per* 
fed Day. 

• Tfaefe Provcrbs.of Salmon >jnsiy:he truly called the Stowe-houft of Wifdom. 
iand Folly -, for as a Man in a Glais may fee himfelf Face to Face, fo in 
ipvtfy Stage of Life herw is ibnfething worthy Obfervation, fuitable ta 
l^ery Circumftance and Condition. Virtues and Vices are like two eon- 
^tenmng Parties, and^ asi( were, run in a Parallel throughout the Book; 
. jBatv in thA laft Chapter we have a remarkable Infhmce of a tender Mother . 
and a loving Wife. 

^ff ' Bathlheha in her InI|ru£lions to her Son Lemuel (i. e. Sohnmn} tells hlm» 

of an Things to beware of Women and Wine, (which he found to be Va- 

'nhy, and are largely defcribcd in feveral Farts of the foregoing ChaptersV 

'widi the moft prevailing Arguments ; telling him, by one he- forgot his Du« 

tW to God, and with the other waftrd hb Subftance: But,, fays (he, a 'vir^ 

l^tutuis WofMin is far aho^i Rubies, and the Heart of her Husband doth fafch 

^rufl in her*, Jhe is Hhthe Merchants Ship, Jhe bringeth henTood f-om afar,, 

"ife lookuhnaetl to the Ways of 'her Houjhold, and eateth not the Bread of 

yldlenefs: Fdniour is deceitfUl, and Btautf vain i but a fVosmmt that feareth 

Ci%tL0rdJtteJ^aU he praifed^ 

\ 



114 5P R V k tt M t 

jd. .Becaulc WInc-bibbcn arc contentious Woman trouhkfhfne ? 

Scoffers, and apt to quarrel, v. i. ji> Xrs$ and it is better -tp 

'Q^ Is it a jDifgrace to ceafe dwell in a Corner of the Houfc- 

from Strife? * top than with fuch an orie tk a 

' ^ N9 5 but an. Hon<»^. wide Palace, ver p, 10. 

Q. Sow ? • . Qi fVto Jball cr^ and not he 

>i. Becaufe every Fool will be heard? 

meddling, visr. 3.. ^. He that ftoppeth his Eltrs 

QrWiiyxiU hof the Shthful at the cryingdf the Poor, v. 13. 

flow? ... Qi ^hat is it to wander out 

. ^. Becaufc it is Wiritej^. qftha Way of Knowledge? 

Q. What fhallhe therefor^ df> A* The 6nnc as to remain a- 

in Summer ? . moog the De^, ver. x^. 

• ^. Beg, ver. 4h Q: Which is bettey^ Wifdom 

X^WhatistheFruitifAr^qrStreng^^' 

Kgims Ma^firate? ^Wifdom.- 

A, The Ruin of Sm: Hefcat- Q^ Hpwfrcveyou that ? * 
tcretK away all Evil with his • A. Bccatffe Wifdom over- 
Eyes, ver. 8. throweth ihc Confidence of the 

Q. What dotjj iBrorx^ef) Mighty, i;^r.i 2. 

(;at4fe^ <^ iDotii God accept theTr ay-. 

A. Poverty. en of the Wicked ?' 

Qi What 4ot^ Wafchfhhefs A.^ No } their Sacrifices arc an 

ring ? r ' Abominatiop to him^ ver. 27. 

AC Plenty of Bread, ^r, 13. Q^ Misijiy ^^ 7hing prevail 

Q. How feems the Sread. of againjt ,^e iDecree of the Zord '^ 

jDiceit ? v^. N05 neitheK^Wif3doo,Un- 

A. Sweet at the firft. derftaadiiig^' nor Coonfel, v. 30. 

Q. How^terwards? .» ^ „ * v^ wfT 

A. LikeGravel in the Mouth, CHAP. XXIL - 

ver I J.' . - * QuWhatis.tbeMJtimatioH€fl 

_ • „ agoodl^mef - . '1 

CHAP. XXL ^ ^. TVIorc wofth than I^idies.) 

Q^ Who is the highefi in Au- ^ WBy inufi wcfly the "Pat h\ 

thority under God? -. , ' '. cf the Pr&ivari? J 

' ' A. TheKing. / A. Becaufc their W^ ifi fnlll 

Q. May he do all Things then of Thorns aod. Snares, ver. 1 5* I . 

as pkafetb hif^ ? (X.J^hen' we fee a ^Idgn^. 

,. A. No 5 no otherwife ' t;^an hang over us for. oujr Offences J; 

God hath apppintcd. ' what mujlwe dp ? ' v 

' CI. Why Jo? ' . -^. Hide bur^veis undpt the 

A. Becaufc ^ the Hearts of Shadow of God*s Mercy, by cal-^ 

Princes are in the Hands of the ling upgii his Name* ^ 

Lord.todifpofe as he fecthgood. ^ Sut what do the MooliflA 

Q^ L nqt the Cqin^any of a atfmha Ttme? * \ ^% 

• ■ r 

/■ 



~~~~ ~7 ; ■': """f 

9 R VERS. A taj ; 

jt. Go pa ftill without Re- .-^ Deliverance frpm Dcftruc- I 

, pentance* and are punifhed v> >• tion, ver* 14. 

Q. To make Chifdren prove- Q* Is Envy forbidden ? 
virtuous did Jkbn^ wbatJbaUwe -A Yes j cvc;i againft Sinners^ . < 

do^ . Q.flow? ' , 

. ^' , Inftruft tiiem virtuoufly in -4, Not to vex oiirfclves at, 
their Youth, v^r* 9^ d^eirProlperity,nor grieve in that 

Q. Why is borro^joing grie^ we are not like them, ver. 17. 
vous? .^ ^ Q^Tt^hj^^ 

. A.^ Becaufc the Borrower is -/4L 'Becaufe they Ihall be cut 
Servant to the Lender^ ver. 7, aown like Grafs, and wither j- 
Q^WhokindksStrifo? but our /Hope (hall continue, 

A. The Scoroen . fP/i/,x>5xvii»j> 

Q. ifow muft we quench it? Q: Why muft we not keep Con^^ 
A. By cafting him outi t^. i o. painty with 2)rmkards and Glut- 
Qi fFhofe Familiarity ought lonsi • ; 

Princes to ufe? A. Becaufc their Life isodi«, 

A* Such as are pure of Heart, ous, and their End Poverty, v. 21. . ! 

Q. What Virtue efpmdl^ be-' Q; What is the Comfort rf 
corner a Learner f (Parents ^ ' . Z^- • 

. ^. ILicuility, Bow down thine ji The fpiritual Wifdom of ■ 

Ear, and hear the Words of the their Children^ ver, 24. !: 

Wife,v?ri7. % What "Part of our Sod^y ' 

Q. tf^at will the Lord do to muft, we dedicate to Wifdom ? . - 

them that rob tbe ^oor ? A. Our Hearts, ver. 16. , f 

, A^ Spoil the Sopls ot them as Q. WhyJs a Whore compared 
they fpoil iheirs^ ver,. az, 2 3. to a deep 2)itch ? . 

Q. With whom is it dange^ A. Becaulfe fhe dcvourcth the 
rousto converfe ? Souls of many, ver. 27. 

A. With the angry and furi- , Q. To whom is Woe^ Sorrow^ 
ous Man, ver. ^4. ' Wounds^ arid Rednefs of Eyes? 

^ ^r k -r, -ir-b-TTT . jrf. To them that ta try long at ^' 

CHAP. XXIIL Wine, and fcek out mix'd ^ inc^ 

Q. At the Table of Ruters vet 30. 
^X'hat muft we remember ? , Q^ What other Incofweniemes 

A. Sobriety, ver^ i, a, j. follow iDrunkennefs -^ 
. Q. is it Wifdom to labour to , -^. Tho' it b^ plekfant at the j 

le rich ? firft„ it bitcth like a Serpent in \ 

v^. It is not. ! the End s It kindleth Luft, and - 

Q. iWhat is the Reafon ? makes a Man fcnftkis of Wrongs ; 

^.' The Inconftancy of Riches, ^/^r. ai, aj, 44. '* 

tjiataaakethcmfelvc^ Wings, and r» u a o vvrfxr 

fly away like an Eagle toward • CHAP: XXIV; , 

Heaven, ver. a. * Qi^HowisWartoi^einterpri^ ;S 

Qi What is CQrreflion to a (eii / , il 

QMd?^^ S i ig. Ad. ji 



ta<J 1* R V E R B A 

J. Advifcdly and with Coun- A. When he is purged fiom 
fcl, ver 6. . Vice, and the G)rniption of lewd 

Q:^ When is Man's Courage CounfcUors, ver. 5* • 
fried 1 . Qi What are Wards Jpoken in 

A. In the Day of Advcrfity, afit ^hce Cmpared untot 
mcr.io, lirf. Apples of Gold fet in Plc- 

Q;_ PThai mufi 'vce da 'when *vce tures of Silver, ver* 11. 
fee the Innocent opprejfed ? Q* What is a faithful Mf 

A. Deliver them. fenger to him tbatfendetk him ? 

Q Sut if txe do not^ are ive A. As G)ld in Extremity of 



euufed tojmy rxe kne'wit not ? Heat, ver. x 3. . % 

A. No 5 for God, who fearch- Q. To whom may we liken him 

cth the Heart, feqs the contrary, that boajteth of falfe Libera^ 

^er. II. 12. lityl 

Q. If hat ^Danger is he in A. To Clouds andWindwith- 

thatrejoiceth at another Man's out Rain, making a great Shew 

Fail ? without any Performance,* v. 14. 

uf. To turn the Wrath of God Q^ How mujl we tafte the 

from another on himfelf, v. 1 7. i 8. ^leafures of this World ? ' 

Q;^ irho is to be abhor* d of the Jl. As we would do Honey, 

whok Vf^orld ? moderately, left wc furfeit, v. 16. 

A. He that faith to the Wick- Q. What is he like unto that 

ed, thou art righteous, ^uer 24. beareth falfe Witnefsagainjt his 

Q^ Who is to be reverenced of Neighbof4r ? 

the whole Worlds . A. An Hammer, a Sword, or 

A. He that boldly rebuketh a fharp .Arrowy becauie his 

the Wicked, verl 25. Wordsbroifeand wound, v. 18. . 

Ci^In what irate is the Field , Q. What is the Unfaithful 

of the Slothful^. ^ like unto in T^ime of Trouble? 

A. Overgrown with Thorns A. A broken Tooth, or a fli- 

and Nettlcf, ver. 9 1 . ding Foot, v. 1 9. 

Q;, What Injlru6lipns receive, Q. To take a Man's Garment 

we thereby I ^ from him in Winter^ what is it 

^. To beware of the like Sin. like? 

Q^What are the Weirds of the A. Vinegar poured upon Al- 

Slothful ? lum > becaulc, a« the Vinegar dif- 

A. Yet a little Sleep, a little folveth the Alliim, fo tlofh fuch 

folding of the Arms : Or, there Cruelty undo the Needy, ver. 20. 
is a Lion without, i^c. fb'thathc Q. MuJl we hate him tbiff 

may ftill cherifti his laay Hu- hdteth us^ « 
mour, ver.33« -i4f. N05 but give hinri Bread 

^ „ A T> Y Yxr if he be huAgry* and Drink, if he 

C. rt A F. A JL V . |5e thirfty 5 that fo, by noting our 

Q- When is a Prince a meet Courtefy, his own *Confciencc 

FeJ^el Jan the Lord's Ufe ? may reclaim hinti, ver. ^^^ a^- 

: QjrhAf 



9 n V 

Q. What is bejike tStaf can-^ 
not bridle bis cwn Nature ? 

^. A City without Wall^ 
fubje^ to ^ny Danger, ver. iZ. 

C H A P. XXVL . 

<!^ Is Honour mfitforaFooh 

A. YeSf las inconvmicnt as 
Snow in ^arveft» ver. i. ' 

Q, Heed %e to fear a Curfe 
tbat fs^caufekfs? , 

J[. No more than the Spar- 
row doth the Fowler when fhe 
is in her Flight, ver. u 

Q. To nvjb0ff hkngs a Spur. 
era Whip? 

A. To the Horfe- 

<l. To whom the Rod? . 

A. To the Fool, ver. 5. 

Qfc What is it to give Honour 
to a Fool? 

A. Even the fame as to hide a 
Pearl amongft a Heap of Stones, 
ver. 8. 

Qt CH^njchom is there Ufs Bope 
thantffaFooll 

A. Of him that is wife in his 
own Conceit, ver. ii. 

Q. What is it to meddle in a 
Sranvl ? 

A. As much as to take a ciirft 
Doe by the Ears, ver. 17. 

CL ff^hat doth the deceitful 
Man in his Rage ? 

A. Mifchief, and fays it is a 
Jeft} lik^ him that is mad, 
throwing Fire-brands abroad, and 
muft be borne withall, becaufe 
he is made ver. 18, x 9. 

Qt What is the Reward of 
them that de^ifi Mifchief to 
others'^ • 

A. To fall into their own Pit, 
and to be crufh*d with the Stone 
they roll, vef. 27* 



E R B $. xif 

CHAP. XXVIL 

QjOf'sohom muft nve bepraifeA 

A. Not of ourfelves, but of 
others, wr. %. 

Qi What is Arfger f 

A, Cruel.' . . - 

Qj^What isEfvuy^ ^ 

A. Nottobcftooaagainft,^.4. 

Qt Why ma(f we not boafl of 
To-morrow ? * . 

A. Becaufc we know not what 
the SucCefa of the I^ay will be, 
ver. I. . 

Q. What are the Wounds of a 
Lover ^r 

A. Faithful. 

Qt What are fhe, Kiffes cfan 
£nemyl ' 

A. DangcfouSf ver. 6. 

Q5. Who de/pifeth delicate 
Meats ^ 

A, He that is foil. 

Q^WhothinkethHtterTlbingi 
fvceett ; - 

^. The hungry §biil. 

Qj_ Is the hearty Counfel qf a 
Friendpkafant ? 

A. xes, as an Ointment of 
Perfume, fo doth it rejoice the 
Heart, 'ver, 9. 

Q:. In*Times of Extremity 
what muft we cleave to ? 

A,- Rather a Neighbour at 
hand, than a Brother f^roff, v. row 
. tii Can a contentious Woman b$ 
concealed^. 

A. No more .than the Windt 
ver. 16, 

Q. Ouf!;ht not he that aftendm 
eth to be recQmpenceiX 

A, Yes, as he that kcepeth the 
Fig-tree (hall eat the Fruit there* 
of, ^^r I?. 

Q. May the Eye of A Man if 
fatisfied ? 

-rf.No 



tft8 ^12 O V 

A. No more Aan the Gxavc, 
%hich is never full, ver. 20. 

Q. ifoy ^ P(?a/ b€ fefarated 
from his Folly ? . 

A. Vto^ not if you bray him 
in a Mortar with a Peftle, v. xz.- 

Qt ^kat $s tbe 2)uty ef 

ji. ;To know the State of his 
tlock, and to be watchful over 
tfaem,f;^r»23. 

CHAP. XXVIIL 

Q:. What is the Terror ef a 
guilty Confdence ? 

J. To fly, though no Man 
jorfue. 

•Q. Pf^ati^tkeSeciirityof In- 
neceriqy ? * . 

> J% Toht confident as a Lion, 
ver.i. 

(^ HFhat caufeth the Change 
if tnnny Orifices \ 

J. The Tranfgrcffibn of the 
Land, v^. 2. 

• Qt For nxibom doth the Ufurei^ 
gather his Wealth « 

A^ Not for himfclf, but for 
icmz other that will ufc it better. 
ver, 8. 

• (X^WboJhattobtain'Merqyy 
Jl. He that confef&th his Sins* 
Q^ Who not t 

A. He that hidcth his Offences, 

Q:, Is it good to fet a wicked 
J^ler over the Veople ? 

Jt. Nos f^t he will behave 
Kmfelf like a roaring Lion, or 
hungry Bear, ver» 1 5. 

Q. Shall evil-gotten- Goods 
fro/per^. 

. Jl. They fhall vani(li,a;^r. 20* 
iind Chap.'xxi. 21. 
1 Q* Shall a Man thatrehuketb 
find Favour tvith the Rebuked ? 



E R B s: 

4* ]ft8,inthe.£ndimQret^an 
he that flatters him, ver. 23. 
. ■ Q^ What is he^ that robbetif 
Father or Mother ? , 

ji. Befidc a Thief, a Deftrpy- 
er, wr. 24. 

H A R xxix; 

Q, What is it t$ftand againjl 
Corre£Uon\ . 

A. Obftinacy, a Dife^fe incu* 
rable, «^r. i. 

Ct What comes by the ^tbo- 
rity of the Righteous \ 

A. Joy and Comfort. 

Q:, What ivhen the Wicked 
ruk^. 

A, Sorrow and Sighing, v. z. 

Q. How is a Kingdom prefer^ 
wi? . ' 

-^.W hen theMagift rates arc juft* 

Qj^ JI(yuo is it brought toRuin ? 

A. When tbe Magifiratestake ^ 
Bribes. 

Q:. WhOtt is tbe End qf Flat- 
tery \ 

A. Deceit, ver. 5* 

Q. How is the Fool known t 

A. By his lavifh Speech : He 
poureth forth his Mind at once. 

Q* How is a wife Manknown ? 

^. By his Taciturnity: He 
will not fpeak but upon Occafi- 
on,^^. II. 

Q. H»w dotb Wfckedntfs in-- 
creafel - , 

A, With the Number of theoi 
thatcomtnit Wickednefs,ver. i^* ^ 

Q^Wbat doth too muchLenityl 

A. Make.a Servant prefume to 
beasaSon, v^r. 21, 

CHAP. TtX. 

Ql'What is the danger Ta^ 
verty may fall into ? . . 

A Theft* 



..hj 



9 R V E :R B S. t^ 

^. Theft, yrinrerj theCo^cy, thfitbiiilds 

CiiWhatisthe7>angefWeahIi^\i^r Houlc in the Rock 5 the 
m/ty fall into ? \ . ^ Gr^fl^pper, Aat obfervcs Order, 

jf^ Forgctfulncfs of GoSl '' ** yet hath no Ruler 5 and the Spi* 

Q^Wl^lt^ Stafi of J.ife fn0 der; that -e^kcs hb\d in'Kipg's. 
we then pray fori iPalaces, ver. 25,*i<j, zy, %%^ 

^.ACompete^ys. neither ttK) p t^ a tt Wvt '' 

much nor too little, verS^ 9- - v^ n a r. . a^A4, > v 

C^ What kind qf People are q^ fFhap karp ^ou in His 
tbofe,'mhofe1eethareaiS^'Qrds^ Chapter I ^^ ^^ . i • -'^ 

and ivho/e ya'ivs are as Knivt^^ %Ji. To;hc\<!t^^:^ndtcTafc^ 
to eat uptbeT^or^. ! . . mcyifefii*: : . : t-/ 

^. Ufurcrssmd Extojtioiljrrs -CL Ch^*,.h/9^t . '^ ^ ; 
ver.i\> ^ - t/^* IntWfoW^Kls, Girctidf 

Q^ir/w^.^ ti^e four Things thy Strength te SV.otnen, 
that are never fatisfiedl , . .• Q. Temperate^ how^ /x 

>f; The Grave; the barreci > ^. Tokefr^ ff^jgn drinking 
Womb, the Earth for Water, auid , ^f W ine, ver, 4. \ 

the Fire for Fewel, ver 1^ Q^ WhaileaXn^u elfe ? 

^Q. tFhatare the three Things . 4. How to know a virtuous 
that arehidy and the fourth that' "Woman. < . ^. 

^^»«c># ^<? kno'-wn % \ ' Q^ Bokv is fi^ known ? . , r 

A. The Way of an Eagle in A. ^y her. vlpduftry$. ^c 
the Air, the Path of a Serpent o- feekethWopllaiid j;lax,and la- 
v^r a Rock, th(? Courfe of ^ Ship boureth ch^ftr&Uy,^ ver. 1 3. .^y 
in the Sea, .and the Haunt of a her Watchfulnefsj fhe will:rxici 
Man with a Maid, ver. 19- . "fffhiWitiasy^^iij^i'^er' 15- JBy 

Q, Which are the four ^in^S her.Prwdface^^Hijuith ilje I^iPuit 
that cinmmnly dbufe the StiU^ of her Hand.ftie'jplanfietha\[ii^ 
thereunto they are calkdl . . . yard, ver. 16. By her Charity 5 

A. A Servant put in Ambor, fhe ftretcHcty bu6 her kand to 
rity, a Foci i« a Banquet, a h^e- the Poor> wrk iZO* .And by.-fibr 
ful Won»ft».0varried, and ^n Faith 5. Jn ^tb^.Jattcr Day.^flii 
Handn^iid the, Heuf of htfr Mi- . Ihall rejoice, wr* i5. .i 

ftrefs, wf.iz,*?. -^ • : Q. How^.fiiaVia; Mitt make 

Of Which are the four Jnmll choice oj a Womofi ? • . i . 
Creatures that give, fiheA «% A H^^thfM^iffWfi itisdecdit* 
Jitkn for'Wifiom^ ful 5 "nor by Beaj^ity, ivis vAni 

A. TTho rPifniire, that prepay but. by ^..F*r..6f the Loid, 
reth Meat in . Summeir aga^ which endures &r ever. 

^ SoUmon CakeA particular Noticeofthefelittle Animal, and caSeth A^ 
a People not fttong^bnt indufirious ; intiinating, thatVuch ivonderfal Wpr^ 
of Natum might be ibficient Evidences to convkce Mankind of the £m>r 
of their Ways ; ^d this is the e^refr Command for it GUfef^ vl 6, 60 t^ibe^ 
^1^^ tlm S/ug^ard^ €9nfidirber ^^V^*' ?*^! 



E C C L E S I yi S T E S.- 

OR, THE* 

^ P R E A ,. C H B IL 

i^KO writ thii Sook ? Jt. Becaufe they «re tranfitory. 

'^ J. SoloTocfti. and leave behind theril Vexation 

: >Q. ^^ is i> talkd ty the 6f Spirit, ^r. ii. 

Name of r*^ Preacher? . Q. Wherein is the Fool and 

' ^ fieeauf($^4Si»J()ffiM> by way wi^e ilfiiii alike t 
of ExhortatioQi labauls to in*^ J. In Death, ver. itf. 
ftruft all Men llow to hate the C^ '^iSv^ sr^ tho SOays tf 

Ifiniiiies of this WorH, and to Man? 

aftfl nodung hvk h^atenly Blel^ >. Travel and Sorrow, 4;. z 3* 
fcdneii. Q:, What only is tobeiefired 

^ <ii. hs^at lare the ^kafurestf in the World ? 
this Lifel 4* That ftiritual Joy which 

J. Vanity rf Vanities, veri t: 18 the Gift ot God* 

? Q. Is there anything under r- xi a n iit 

Heaven that a Man mOy fay^ ^ v* H A F. . iiu 
This hath not been before. Q. What is here fet down J 

?*ir. Nothing, wA »o. u^. The MutabiUty of Time. 

Q. Is Wifdom alfo Vanity ? - <^ What learn y$u by that ? 

V jf. Y4CS, afid Vexation of Spi*^" ' A. tirfty That nothing in thia 

^jVer*iV ' World i« permanent. . Secondly^ 

^'Xi^What Wifiimdefth hemeanf Not to be grieved, if Mrehave not 

3.<^.Sta)« Pofiiry, and Skill of ^Things at once, nor enjoy 

Mofaiie Arts and Sciences. > them fo long aa we would, from 

' ^ /MI A © TT* wr, i-to8. 3lb#r*K, Topick 

C 4. Ai ' r<. kU otit ft deafon fbr our Aftion$* 

\ ^ Wi^eiw ^hm €on0ett^ Q. Why (an ^M have nothiftg 
fidprnefSf. inJfivih mtd Jcyt hit by paitsfhl STf^vc*?- 

J. No, wnta; > .x • - ^. B^aule thereby the Lord 

t 'Q;' In bbnfneHf^ ?• will humble us^ *r^ -i 8. 

ji. No, wK 3. ' ^' ^'Jre tlfe Conditions ef Men 

*^^Infumpt»ms'34ildin£^ mdSea^Mihet 
: JL HoiVoK'^^ : / f 1- . ' ^. Yes, as touching thfe DeaA 
. Qt InOokbdMt &Mr ? ' of ifccil- Bodice, ver^ %^ 

A. No,;flW. ij,: ' y ^.«}w A^^^r ? 

r<IS,Jn Multitude of SfTvmttst A. The one is t^rtaker of 
wiNo^^^^8i '^ RtBaiim, the otWis fpvemed by • 

XL In Juthorityi: , ^nCet The one ©cnOicth Body 

A No, ver.9. - r- . and SouI» the otW Uvcth c|cr- 

.,Qi,WbatisiHRed(M% Hally^ 



rV 



1 



% 



EC C L E S I A ST ES. 131 

Q. ffrjoUotb Sody andSouP. Q. How refts the poor La- 

^. Yes, after the Kcfurrcaion ^^/^r^r?^ ^ 

t>f the Fleih. . . • ..^. His Sleep IS fweet unto 

him, ver. itj. * 

CHAP. IV. Q. C^« Riches do the O-joner^ ^' • 

Q. Ho'x doth he further prove Uurt\ - ' 

P^esation of Spirit ? .^' They can> and do. 

J?. In that the Innocent are (^jHbw? 
ftill oppreflcd , and none comfort- -^. By the abufing or not ufing 
eth th^m, ver. t. of rhem. 

Cu liow is a poor Man pre- Q^ What doth the Worldlifig 
ferred bfifore a King^, Mourforl, 

ji. By Wifdom, ver. it,. A. Oft times for notching but 

Qs^ What is the Bond of the Wind. 
Friendjbip^ CL ^hen doth Wealth prove 

^.Society. aSleJfingt 

Q. What is the Benefit of So- , -^- When God that gives it 
clety ? gives alfo a Heart to enjoy it. 

^. Mutual Comfort, and help r tt a p vr 

one Man to anpther> ver. lo, v> w,A v. VI. 

X I, I z. Ql' How is the rich Man mi- 

ferabh^.. * . 

C H A P. Vw A. In that God hath given . 

Qj^ In f peaking to God what him much Treafure ^nd Wealth* 
0pufi "J^ avoidl «in4 he wanteth Power to enjoy 

A. Temerity and a Multitude it, ver. 2. 
of Word$, v^r. 1. Q^ How Cometh that to {.afs^ 

Q. Who^feeth the Oppreffion A. EithcfbyParcimony, Loli, 
gfftheVoor} or I'udden Death. 

A. The Lord. ^ yr % t% trrr 

CL ifChoJball redrefs tfj^rn^ CHAP. VII. 

ji. He that fees tbem. Q. Why is the fDay If Death 

Q, What learn we by this ? heitef than the Dcffy of'Sirth ? 

A. Not to be aftonifhed at the A: Becaufe our Birth is the 
Malice of the World, fince our Entrance to Sorrow and Afflic- 
Rcvenger lives. tion, and our Death a Gate to Joy 

Q^ How is the fDeJire of the and Happinefs, ver. 5. 
Covetous. Q- Why is it better to goto * 

A. Infatiable, ver. 10. the Houfc of Mourning than to 

- Q: For what is the Night ap- . the Houfe ofLaughterX 
pointed^ A. Becauic in the Houfe of 

-/^.For Reft unto all Creatures. Mourning we. fhall behold the 

Q. How refts the covetous Judgments of God, and thereby 
Jilan ? learn to amend our Lives, v. 4- 

A, Unquietly. Qi Why is it better to hear 

• rj ' ^ y the 



rs2 E CC L E S 

the Rebuke of a wife Man^ than 
the Song of a Fool\ 

A. Becaufe the one islnftruc- 
tion» the other Lofs of Time, 

Q. IVbat is the ^erverfnefs 

€ftheWorld\ 

^A. That the Juft fometimes 

perifh, and the wicked Man con- 

tini.eth long in his Malice, v,^ 17. 

Q^ When we are aAmonifhe.i to 
leAve Wickednefs; what mujh we 

A. Come at the firft Call, 

CHAP. VIII. 

*. Q. What doth a Tyrant hurtl 

A. Himieif as well as others, 
ver^ 9. 

Q. Tioth God pmifo Sinners\ 

A/ Yes. • • 

Q;^ Wherefore ? 
' A, To their great Judgtxient. 
■ Q, "Doth God affiia the 
lli^ht^ous? 

A. Yes, 

Q, For why ? 

A. For their Trial, and to 
their greater Comfort, ver. li, 
13,-14. 

CHAP. IX 

. Q. Do ^rofperity and Ad- 
verfity teach mwhom God loveth 
and whom he hateth ? 

A.Ko. 
'Q, ^hyF I 

A. Becaufe they happen indif- 
ferently both to the Righteous 
and Unrighteous, ver. 2. 

Q^ JVhat is the jDifference 
tToev? 

A, The Righteous arc aflured 
of God's Favour by Faith, fo are 
riot the other, ver. 4. ' 



1 ASTES. 

Q^ What is the Opinion of 
Epicures ? 

A. They had rather be abjcft 
and live, than honourable and 
die, which is meant by the live 
Dog and' dead Lyon, vej^. 4. 

Qi ff^i^y are they of this 0- 
piniof P * 

A. Becaufe^ after this Life 
they thought there was no other 
Being. . 

Q. How does the World de- 
ceive her Favourites ? 

A. By making them think 
they are blefled of God when 
they have Wea^lih and goodSuc- 
cefs in this Life. 

Q. Are they not then tk 
SleffingsofGod? 

A. Yes, .to them that^ ufe them 
to his Glory, and the Benefit of 
the Poor 5 other ways pot, 

C H A P. X. 

Q. How dre the Deeds cfth$ 
Wife^. , 

A, Dlfcreet; 

Q, How are the Deeds of the 
Fool ? 

A, Rafh and abfurd, ver. 4. 

Q* What Vanity doth Solo- 
mon note in this Chapter ? 

A. That the Worthy are dif- 
placed, and the Unworthy ad- 
vanced, ver. 69 7. That the 
Land is iniferable whofe Prince 
wanteth VVifdom, and whofe No- 
bles are given to their own Lulls 
and Pleai'ures, ver. 16. 

Q. What T'reafon doth God 
condemn in a SubjeS igaivjl his 
*Prinre^. 

;^. Not only Treafon in Afl, 

but Treafon in Thought, v. to. 

. , CHAP- 



ECC LE8 lASTES, .^^ 

ji. He doth it in Derifion ("as 
if he would fay) Go to^ye fVorLl- 
lirjgs^ glut your/elves ivith all^ 
manner oj Vanity j but remember " 
float one Day ycu pall come to 
Judgment for alU vcr. p. 



C H A P. XI. 

Q^ TS ^hom mufi the Rich he 
liberal r 

A. To the Poor. 

Q^When? 

Ai In this Life 5 becauft, after 
Death there is no further Power. 

Q. Ho'voniuft they be liberal'^. 

^ A. in dii'perfing their Alms to 

Ol "By ^hatE:}camples are tue^ 
taught to be charitable? 

A. By the Cloud that poureth 
Rain 5 by the Sea that calteth up 
her Increale; by the Sun that 
cafteth out his Beams from Eafl; 
to Weft: All which are not thus 
ferviceableand gracious for themr 
fclves, but for the Benefil: of 
others. 

. Q. Hcjo fiall the eharitable 
Man be rewarded? ' 

A, W ith Plenty on Earth and 
Treafure in Heaven. 

Q. If Vanity be forbidden^ 
iiC'hy doth Solomon in the ninth 
Verfe of this Chapter counfel ui 
to jfcllow the Zujls of our own 
Hearts? 



-CHAP. XII. 

Q. To whom mufi we dedicate 
our Tuith ? 
, A. To the Lord. 

Q^Why? 

' A. Becaufc in Age we fliall 
be more unapt, vsr, 4,. 

Q. ^hy JhaU we be more un- 
apt ? 

A. By rcafon of the Weak- 
nefs of the Body, which is fee 
rfoWn in the 3d, 4th, 5th, (Jth, 
and 7 th Verles. 

Q:, Whither returns the Soul 
in Death? 

A. To him that gave it, ^.7- 

Q. What is the main Reafon 
yhat wefhouldfear God ? 

A. Becaufe he will bring every 
"V^ork and every iecret Thought 
to Judgm t. 



T z 



The 



Solomon in this Book calleth himfelf/^^ Treacher v wherein he Iheweth the 
Vanity of human Courfes in the Works of Pleafure, which he had found by 
Experience innhe Studies of Wifdom : But, after all, found the Works of 
God unfearchable, and that like things .happen to the Good and to. the Bad, 
direfting Men to be charitable in this World, by the Example of the Clouds 
full of Rain, which watereth the Earth. 

To be rich is nothing j for Man fpendeth als a Shadow, and who knoweth. 
what ihall be after him. All that cometh is Vanity, and this Solomon founds 
nat God hath made Man upright^. hut they ha've fought but many In^ijenilw^. 

Remember noiu thy Creator in the Days of thy Youth ^ <whiie the E^jtl Day 
come noty nor the Tears draiv nigh,, rwhen thou Jhalt fay y I ha^ue no Pleafure 
in them: ^hen Jhall the Dufi return to the Earth as it ivasy and the Spirit to 
him that ga*veit. And thefe are the acceptable Words which was written^ 
even Words of Truth ; Fear God, and keep his Commandments ;, f^r this iitU 
^hoUDutyofMan^ chap. 12, * 



'Vrft 



The SONG of SO LO MO R. 



CHAP. I. 
Q, ff/'HAT is contairfdin 
the Song of Solomon ? 

A. A lively Itelcription of the 
mutual Love between Chrift and 
bis Church, under the Nanies of 
Bride and Bridegroom. 

Q. fDoth it only concern the 
Church in general ? 

ji^ No, it is applicabjc to every 
faithful Soul. 

Q. To ^hoin doth the fdith-- 
fulSoul compare her Sridegroont 
Chrift Jefui in thhfirfi Chafter^. 

A. To the Savour of Iweet 
Ointment, bccaufe of his graci- 
ous Benefits towards her, n)er, z. 
To the Chariots cfTbaraohihc- 
caufe of hisPower and Strength, 
ver. 8. To a Bundle ot Myrrh, 
becaufc of his Holineft,- ver. 15, 
To the Grapes of Engediy for 
hi^ Saving Health, ver. 14. 

Qi Can the Soul approach near 
unto Chrift of her own Accord ? 

A No, not except fhe be 
drawn; that is, incited by his 
Holy Spirit, ver. 14. 

CHAP. 11. 

Q. Where does the Church de* 
fire to red ? 

A. Under the Shadow of 
Chrift; 

Qi With ixhat Jball fhe he 
fedl 

A. W ith the Fruit of his Doc- 
. trifle, ver, 5. 

Q. 7o 'vcbom doth Chrlfl com- 
pare his Church ? 

!//. To a Role, and a Lilly 
(among Thorns. 

Q: Why? 



A. Firjl^ For her Beauty ancf . 
Pleafure. Secondly ^ For her Ex- 
cellency above all other things, 
in that all other things, in refpe(3; 
of her, are but as Thorns, v, 2. 

Q. Honx) doth fie figure the ' 
Coming of Chrifl? 

-<4. under the Name of a Roc, 
or a young Hartj looking thro' 
the Grates of a VVindow. 
Q. Whafs underftood by thaft 
A. The Divinity of Chrift 
fhining through his Humajii.ty, 
ver* 9. 

. Qi Cannot he then be perfeR- 
ly known in this, Life ? 

A. No, no more than one th'^t 
ftands behind a Grate can be 
wholly or pcrfcaiyfeen to our 
bodily Eyes. 

Q: What did Chrift after he 
came? 

A. Called to nis beloved 
Church, ver. 10. 

Q, 2)id fife appear at his 
Calling? 

A. No, fhe hid herfelf in the 
Holes of the Rocks, ver* 14. 
Q. Why didfijefo ^ 
A. Becaufc of her Sins. 
Q. How did betomfort her? 
A, By telling her, the Winter 
was paft, #. f. Sin was killed j 
and the chcarful Spring appear- 
ed,.!. e.Gracc and Salvation was 
come, ver* 11, X2. 

Q. What is the Church com- 
pared unto ? 

J. To a Dove. 
• Q^ Why\ ^ 

A. Becaufc of her Mcckncls, 



v^r. 1 4* 



XJi JBtf^ 



Th$ Sdng qf S O L O M O l!J- s^s 

O. What' are the Enemies ef A^ To a Pair of Doves Eyc^ 

thethurch compared unto \ ver.i. , , ,, ' 

J. To Foxes. (^To 'What her Hair ? 

Q. Why ? -^* To a Plock of Goats look* 

J. Becaufe of their Malice ingdowriGikad. 

and Craft, ver. 15. Q: ^ ^^^^ ^^^ 2^^^* ? 

' : . ^ To the Wool of Sheep 

CHAP- III.. . new wafhM, ver.z. 

Q, What is the ^efire of the Q. 'lo what her Zips ? 
Chunh ?. • -^- To a Thread of Scarletf 

>4. To be joined infej^rably or.tbc Dropping of the Honey>» 
with Chrifr, 'I'^r. 4. . Comb, ver. 11- 

®, Hqw dothjhe think to fa- Q: 2o 'what her Neck ? 
tisjyher 2)efire ? -^- To the Tower of 2)avid,^ 

J[. By feeking after him. • ver. 4. 

Q^ When ! Qi 2a w^<j«^ *er Sreajts ? 

A. At all Times, and in all A. To two young Roes feed* 
places, but efpecially in the time ing among the Lillies, ver. 5. 
of Trouble andPerlecution,i;.i a. Q^ STo 'ivhat herX(yve ? 
, Qi Will he bear her? A. To the Pleai^jrc of Win<, 

J. Yes, and deliver her^mak- or the Savour of Iweet Spices, 
ing her rife out of the Wilder- ver. 10. 
r^fs of Aifliaion like a Pillar of Qi Tb iichat her ivhole Sody't 
Smoke perfum'd with Myrrh and -^. To a Garden planted with 
Incenfe. Pomegranets, Spikenard,^ Cola- 

Q. H(W is that I n^us» Cinnamon, Myrrh, and all 

A. Triumphantly. 'other chief Spkes, v. 12, 1 3, 14. 

Q. W^at will he then do? • Q- What mfi be under/load 

^. Shew her his Place of Reft, hy ^oves Eyes^. 
the Guard fet to attend it, apd -^. Eyes l\nglc and chafte. 
hi$ Crown of G^ory, v. 7, 18. Q^ WhatkytheFhck cfGoatsi 

Q. Who be they ? , A. The * Multitude of the 

J. JP/r/J» Quiet of Confcience. Faithful ftread abroad and feat- 
Secondly^ Proteftion of Angels, tered as Goats on Mountains. 
Uifirdlyy Eternal Happinefs. QJVhat by Teeth like a Flock 

of Sheep? 
C H A P. IV. , ^. Equality or Likencfs of 

Q. What doth Chrift in this Saints rtne to another. 
Chapter ? ^ ^hat by Lips like Scarlet 

ji. Set forth the Beauty of his thread, or dropping qf the H^ 
Spoufe. ^ neyCornb'i 

Q. HwQ? -^' Words no lefs comely but 

A. By comparing: her to di- fweet. 
vers precious and pleafantThings. CL What by her tixo Sreafis 

Q. To ivhat doth he compare like tivo young Roes ' 



$^6 The Sangof SOL OMO N. 

ui. The two Tcftamcnts, by ^ ^. The long Patience of the 



't^hofe Milk the Church nourilh- 
cth her Children. 

Q;^ The Church, or the Soul 
0/ the Faithfuh being comparei 
to a Garden, ivhat dothjhe ? 

A. Call upon her Bridegroom, 
Chrift Jcfus, to be unto her a 
Fountain of Living Water, and 
to breathe upon her with the 
Breath of his Holy Spirit, that 
flie may grow thereby. 

Q^ In what ? 

yi. Irt Love and true Obedi- 
*cnce. 

Q^tVhy is the Church of Chrift * 



compared unto tiejc earthly ^er- 
feRions ? 

A. Becauft of aur weak Capa- 
city, thatb/thefe vifible Beau- 
tics we may, in fome Meafure, 
apprehend the invifible Glory of 
Chrift and his Eka. . 

C H A P. V. 

Q^ What doth Chrift in this 
fifth Chapter? 

A. Call the Faithful'to a Ban- 
quet of Spice, H#ney, Milk, and 
Wine. 

Q^ What isfignified tierel^y? 

yj. His Bounty, in heapiijg 
bis Graces upon the Faithful, 
ver.i. 

Q^Areive ready to come '-jchen 
ie calls t 

A. No, Sleep, /.^. The Care 
of this World, detains us.ver.z. 

Q^ Doth be then direillyjor- 
fake us\ 

A, No, he ftands without, call- 
ing ftill, till his Locks be wet 
with the Dew of the Night. 

Q;, What underftmd you hy 
that? 



Lord towards Sinners, ver. 5. 

Q^ 2iut if 'we abuje that 'Pa* 
tichce, nvhatpall befall us ? 

^. We (hall feek the Lord^ 
and he will. not be found, v. ({. 

Q^ In his Ab fence tohat Sue- 
cefs have ijce ? 

A. ^c fall into the tiands of 
cruel VNatchmen. 

Q^Whobethey? 
/A. Falle Teachers. 

(l^How do they handle us ^ 

A. Wound our Conlcienccs 
with Mens Traditions, ver 7. 

Q^ What Marks ^ doth the 



Church deliver of Chrift to find 
him out ? 

A. She fays his Head is of 
Gold, ver. II. His Eyes arc 
like Doves, w^r. 12. His Cheeks 
are as Beds of Spices and fweet 
•Flowers, and bis Lips like Lil- 
lies dropping with Myrrh, ver. 
13, His Hands as Rings of 
Gold fet with the Chryfolite.and. 
his Belly as Ivory covered with 
Saphires, ver. 14.. His Legs as 
Pillars of Marble fct upon Sock- 
ets of Gold, ana his CouRtenanco 
^B Lebanon^ ver. 15. HisMoutK 
of fweet things, ver. i5. 

Q^ What is fignified by thefe 
Cvmparifons ? • 

A. The infinite Gifts alid 
Graces which the Prefence of 
Chrift brings to the FaithfuK^ 

CHAP. VL 

Q^ How is the Church offurei 
ofthe;L6v_e of Chrift^ 

A. By his Words. 

Q;^ What are they f 

A. lam my Beloved's^ andmy 
Seloved is mine^ ver. 2. 



The Sof^^of S O 

QjI H<m many Churches be 
there t 

^. But one true Churchy as 
there is but one Chrift, the Head 
thereof. 

t3^ How ought .tie Church to 
he affeSed? 

A. Chaftly, and without Pol- 
lution. • . 

Qj^ Ho'vt) is her AfpeS ? 

A, Frcfh as the Morning 5 fair 
as the Moon 5 clear as the Sun 5 
and terrible as an Army with 
BannerS) ver p. 



CHAP. yii. ' 

Q^ Hoijo many are the fpcial 
Virtues of the Church f 

A. Two ; Faith and good 
Works. 

Q^ Ho'uo are they e^frefs^inn- 
tous^ 

• X By the Similitude of the 
Palm- Tree, ver. 7. 

Q;^ What are the Properties 
of the T aim-Tree. "^ 

A. The -Leaves are always 
green, and the Fruit continual. 

Q^A^plyitP ^ 

A, As the Tree is always 
green, and full of Fruit, lb 



L O M O N. tif 

ought our. Faith to be always 
flourifhing, and our good Deeds 
without ceafing4 



CHAP. VIIL ^ 

Q Of ixhom mil the Chufcb 
be taught? 

A, Of Chrift alone, ver. il 

Q^ Sy is)hom isjhe upheld f 

A. By the Strength of i^id 
Hands, ^^r. 3. 

Q. In what fort doth foe de^ 
fire Chrift to mahifefi Ms Ltn)e 
towards her ? 

A. By letting her as a Seal 
upon his Heart, and Signet upon 
his Arm, 'y^r. 16. , ' 

Q. What is his Love ? 

A. A burning Zeal, not to bd 
quench d, ver. 7. 

Q. How is his Jealoufyf 

Af Cruel like tKe Grave, -y. 9. 

Q. Wherein is the 2)welling 
of Chrift? '- 

A. In his Church. 

Q^ How mull it be fortified for 
his "Prefence ? 

A, W ith a Wall and a Door. 

Q^ What'is underftood by thefe 
two things? 

A. Fidelity'and Conftancy. 

The 



This is a comfortable Piece of Work, and I may venture to fay, the Ma- 
fter-picceof the greaieft Author that ever writ. It nourifheth the Soul, and 
giveth us an Idea of things hard to be underftood. See how the Church, 
i. e, good Chriftians, and Chrift, congratulate each other. The Church con- 
fefTes her Faults, and.prayeth to be dircdled to his Flock j Chrift dire^eth 
her to the Shepherd's Tents,, and ftiewing his Love to her, giveth her 
gracious Promifes; and ftie continues in Faith and Hope, boaftin^of her Vic- 
tory, and glorifying Clirift. ^ ^ 

And^ this is the happy State of every regenerate Man : A juftified Soul 
may find new Raptures in every Line, and fay. My Betted is mine, and 1 
am his. My Beloved, put in his Hand by theMole of the Door^and my Boweh 
^were Mo*v£d for him, Atwake, O North Wind; aild come thou South i hIo<w 
'.'Pon my Garden^ that the Spices thereof may fo^iv out ; Let my Bdo^^ed come 
intQ hit Garden, ^d eat hiipUafant Frni^h 



The Booh of the. TROT BETS. 

The A R G U M E N T. 

Vl^e DMn^ Truths* *whieh I am noiv going to /peak ofy are the 'Refults of 
God* t free (kunfefsf 4eli<veredto us hy the Infpiration of the Holy Ghofiy un- 
der the general Nature of 'Prophecy^ hy Examples^ Similitudes y Dreams, &c» 
iUiordng to the Language of the Sons of Men, The Hebrew Mafters here 
i$U uSf that in the Beginning of Prophetical Injpiration^ the Prophets ufed 
H hpfuefiifte Operation^ or Image of a Man or Angel reprefenting itfelf to 
^stir Imagination ; fometimes it hegan *with a Voice^ and that either ftrtng 
mnd Vehement 9 or elfe foft and familiar; inftance^^hen God appeared unto 
Adam, Gen. iii. 8^ 9. m Jobxxxviii. x. /<? Elijah, i Kings xix. 11. in 
* JEzekid ix, i. &C. and in the Revelation of St, John ;/ is compared to the 
S$sindofa Trumpet f chap, x. 10. and to the Roaring of a Lyon, chap, x^ 
3, &c. Hence it is fuefnd the Prophets frequently prefacing to their f^ifofit 
in this manner^ uni'uerfally eotplained hy the Prophet Jeremiah, chap, xxiii. 
28, 29. nuhere he has clearly given the Difference befwcen divine h/fira- 
tion aid lying Spirits, hy the Similitude ^fChaff^y fuhje£l to'evely Wind', 
nvhereas the other enteretb the Mind as a Fire^ and a Hammer that breahth 
the Rock in Pieces i hy vjhich thefe Divine Pen-men knevo they hadrecei'vd 
Commasidfrom Heaven, and they on the contrary , that God had fent them . 
not ; as the Lord concludes at the zzd Verfe of the fame Chapter, by nuay of 
Conviction, Angels VJere the Furnijhers of this propheticaf Scene, as in 
Gen.xx)cii. 24. Exod. iii. 4. Joih. v. tj Judg. V. 23. and. z Kings i. 3, 
15; altho* it is attributed to God himfelfby the Prophet, ver, iS, nvho is 
the Prompter and immediate DiStater, The Angels are the Reprefenters, and 
the Prophets the Deliverers of the prophetical Stage, as in Daniel, Zacha- 
ry, the Revelations, &c. and thus the Angel of God appeared unto Peter (as 
they ufually did) in the Shape of a Man, and brought him out of Prifon, 
Adls xii. Vifhicb dnfvjers the fame Purpofe concerning StizxA, Ads xxiii. 
9, &c. according to the. Tenor of my Difcourfe, 

l^dvj it is to be conjidered, that God did not make ufe of Fools to reveal his' 
Will by, but offuch vohofe Intellectuals nvere entire andperfeSi\ and that 
he imprinted fuch a clear Copy of his Truth upon them, that it became, as 
it viere, their ovon Senfe, being fully digeftedtn their Under ft anding, fa as 
they voere to deliver and reprefent it to others in Words, as an ingenious 
Painter is able hy his Pencil to decypher or paint his own Conceptions : And 
as Philo tells us, *• When Divine tight arifeth upon the Horizon of the 
** Soul oj Man, his ovjn human Light fets^^ The Matter for the niojl 
Part only v: as received, the Words delivered according to the Prophet* s own 
proper G^iius : for all did not prophefy in the fame Manner as Mofes did-, 
he prophejiedfrom God immediately, and received the very Words andPhrafes 
from his ovm Mouth, Niimb. vii. 89. Exod. xxxiii. ll,vjhich he hfithfet 
dovm in the Books of the Law, 

To conclude : All the Prophets and the Lav) prophejied until ]ohn. Matt. xi. X 3 . 
nvhich v:cre accomphy^ed within the Period of the Gofpel Difpenfation, 

'i^berd 



7«e ARGUMENT. i^.^ 

k/iiHtf m ty Jplui tK« BdpCift, nvho lived in the. Time of the T^Bght, as 
it weri bitntieen the LanAf and the Go/pel, And thus 'far I hope 'wulfemje 
to infiruS «ry Readers^ in regard to Prophety in general^ andferme as a Kef 
to thejoilowing Books i ' namely^ the ffritings ofthefixteen Prophets^ i. c. 
* /e«r greater Prophets^ and t*weive l^er. The four greater Prophets arfy 
ifaiah, Terrmiaby Ezekiel, tf*^ Daniel (BBxudkis commonfy^ecJ^oned'with 
Jqtmian* heing his Vi/dp/e and Amanuenfis^ or Secretary) and are tailed 
tht Booh of the larger Frophots, Tb$ twelve lejfer Prophets a^ Hoiea^ 
Joe^ Axpos, Obadiftb, Micali» Jonah, Nahvfn, Habbakuk, Zephaniah, 
Haggai, Zaohariah, Aff^Malgcbi, and^ereahuays comprised in one Book^ 
talVd^ *; be Book of the Prophets, hy St Stephen, Ads vii. 42. and^ 
The Book of the Twelve Prophets, ^ tV/ Cyprian, .JS>/^. 59. The Son 
o/SyrzchJ^eaks of them undir.cm and the fame Chara^er^ £cclef. xlix. 
12. Let tiie Bonesrof the Twelve Prophets flouriih out of their Place. 
And both Jejvifh and Chriftian Writers^ partiatlarljf Joiephos, lib. t. Con« 
tra Appiba^ and St Jerom, Prolog. Gaieat. luhen they mention the CanO'» 
meal Mophs of the, Old Tefiament to he in Number Xt (a Number efual t^ 
the Jewiib Alphabet) comprehended the tm^ehe minor Prophets under oni 
Book i but eucording to fever al Cou^fels on this Head^ it hath Jince, been 
thought prefer they fttould be divided and made feparate^ as the Books of 
the long^ €md Chronicles^ (•which with the Jews make but one) alfo are* 

The Book of thePiophet IS A I ui H, 

CHAP. It Cl^How Reprehehjionr 

Qi IJOWvias Ifaiah defeendeif ^- fo rebuke' them for S'ta. 

*■* ^. From the Lineage oi Q^HowCovfolationf 

Kings. utf. To comfort them upon dieit 

<lWh9 IMS hii Father r R«^pcntancc. 

J. jfmos. Brother to Azariaif, <XWhatwai tbefirJlSin Ifaj- 

iingof^a*. ihnproved^. 

QLHo'aokngdiibepropheJyf -'• The Ingratitude of th« ^» 

.A Thrccfcore and four lears } rtbehteif * 

from the Time of Vit»$ab to the Q: ^bereitt Jlood their Ingra- 

^Rxen of Manaffeh. *****^/ / r,. , • ^ 

Q^JVbopttt him ta 2)eatb f , f' In forfaking their God, that 

A. Mana(Jeh> ^^ nnrfcd and broughtthem up. 

Qj. Ufon^ how many 'Points QtiHow doth bepev) their In- 

doth the 2)o'£irine of the 'Pro- gratitude? - 

fhets confifl f ^ ^- % **** Example of bnjte 

A. Upon three. Beafts : The Ox and the Jfs kvo-^ 

ci^mjich be they f *^^*^ Mafter's Crih i?a/Ifrael 

jt. Inftruftion, Rtprchcnfion, /'•nfe'/ *" Ga/,.ver. 3. 

•nd Gonfolatioh. v <l.fvhat was. the fecond Sin 

Q-Tiiftrttaion, bonxf ll^^h reproved? 

jt.To teach *hem to know -j^. Obftinacy, and Stubbom- 

theirSins. nets of Heart. 



146 T S }t 1 AH ' 

v^ Horjo 'Were 'the Ilrielitcs. Qs,^Jer tvhdtmahfterf ' ' 

oljtinate ? % \ A. In burning out the Drofs 

AAi\ tliat being plagued, they of their >\ ickedneis by the Fire 

continued ftill in their Wicked- of their Affliftion, 'oer. 1$. 

lie is ijeT ^ ' • 

Ci mat is threatnei to fucb CHAP. II. lit. IV. 

kitid of People P i 9^ -^^ ^^' ^*^ Threatnifigs 

A. Deiclition to their Lana, iso^kh God prommceth againft 

and Deftruftion to fhemfelves, the World for Sin^ 'whatisjlill 
ver. 7^ 8. • 

Q. ^bat is the third Sin'lCi' 



iah reproved^. 
A* Hypocrify. • 
' tXrWherein "jcere they Hypo- 
crites? ^ . - 
' A^ In thinking to pleafe' God tcr through the whole Worldj 
ip^^ith the Multitude 6\' Sacrifices, 'uer. a*. 



remembered^. 

A. The Mercy of his Cove- 
i^ant, that his Church Ihould ilill 
be prei'erved and planted. 

Q^WhereP 

A. la Jerufakm firft, and af- 



notwithftanding that they neither 
' had Faith nor Repentance! 
' (XJIo pr^y therty or do any 
other Service" to GoJy icithout 
Faith' and Repentance^ how is 
it accept ed"^. 

A. The Lord turns away his 
Face, hides it, and thinks it abo-, 
mimhWver. 15, t4> 15' • 

Q^ Sut ifive come itHth a pure 
Hsarti how will he deal with 
lis? ^ ^ 

* A, Though our Sins be red as 
Crimfon, he ^vill make them as 
white as Snow, ver. 1 8. 

Q. ff^hat was the fourth Sin 
'U^idh reproved? / 

A. Extortion, Their Hands 
were full of Blood, their Princes 
maititained Thieves, and delight- 
ed in Bribes 5 noi* was the Wi- 
. dow or Fatherleis regarded. 

Q. Ho^v did God account them 
for their Offences ? 

A. His Enemies, ver. 24. 

Q^ How did he threaten to pu- 
nijh tlr^m ? 

A. By pouring out his Ven- 
geance upon them. 



Q. What learn you by that? 

^.That the Gentile ^ as well 
as the JeWt ftiall be made Par- 
taker of the Reconciliation be- 
tween God and Man, by theCom- 
ing of Chrift Jcfus. 
' 9. tVhere doth the l^rophet 
advife us to Jhelter ourjehes a- 
gainjl^the Wrath ofGodX 

A. In the Gifts of the Rock. 

Q^OfwhatRockX 

A. The Wounds; of diat living 
Rock our Saviour. 
♦ Q. What was the fifth Sin Ifa- 
iah reprovedX 

A, Haughtincfiof Mirtd. 
' Q. How was it puniO}ed\ 

A,hy being brought low, cbap. 
ii. 12. . 

Q^.What was the fixtb Sin 
.Ifaiah reproved^. 

A. Mens Confidence in their 
Riches. 

Xl^^Hoixf, was that pt^nijbed ? 

u^.'They were made Poor, 
,ver. 19. 
. Q^JThere rufts the Spoil of 
the 'Poor?' 

A^Yihcrc 



IS A 

^Avk ttc Houfts of the Cq- 
▼etous, chap. iii. 14* 

Q.fi^i?at -other Sin dorh the 
^rdfhet complain of? 

- A^ Impudence. 7%ey declar- 
ed their Sin as Sodom, and th^ey 
Hid tr fiQS. . ' 

Cji^JVhat doth he denounce a^ 
gat (t that? 

>f . W oe unto their Souls, chap* 
iii. '9. 

Q^What is the Kingdom of 
Christ to "Believers? 

A. A Sanftuary.' 1 

Q,flbw? 

A. In the Day time a Shadow 
from Heat, and a Covert froni 
Storms of all AfHiftions whatfo- 
ever, chap. iv. 6. ( 

Q^Whatnmsthefeventh Sin 
likuh reproved ? 

A. The Pride of Women. 

• Q. Wherein did their 'Pride 

€0f7flft? 

A. In their Looks, in their' 
Garc, and in their Cloathing. 
. Q^How itere their Looks ? 
A. Haughty. 

, Q: Hoyc ^^as their Gate ? 
A, Mincing, and making a 
tinkling with their I'eet,'<::.i. 19. 
, Q^ Ho'W did they drefs ? 
^ / ui. Too coftly ami cffeminatej 
ufing Perfumes, Bracelets, Ear- 
rings, Curlings, and fuch like, 
more than was needful. 

• Q^ Ilr:^} did God pump theniX 
A, He turned their Iweet Sa- 
vours into Strnks, their neat Ar- 
ray into Sackcloth and Rags, 
their Pride of Hair into Bald- 
nels, and their Beauty into Burn- 
ing, thap. iii. 24. 

, Q. "Doth God hold the Hus- 
hands oj fuch Women euufci ? 



1 ^A K 141 

A. No 5 he lets them fall by 
the Sword, takes away the W ile 
and the i'trong from amo^gft 
them, and fets "Fools and effemi- 
nate Perfons to rule the Land, 
^chap.\\^. 25. - ; ' 

CHAP. V. VJ. 

Q^What doth Ifaiah corffpare 
the Houfe 0} the Ifraelites «/7/o ? 
' yi, A Vineyard. 

Q^Who planted it? 
^ ^.God. 

Q^Withnvhat? 
-A. With the beft Plants. 

Q^ What Fruit brought it 
forth? y 

A» Wild Grapes. 

Qi^What did the Lbrl to it 
then ? 

A. He pulled down the Hedge, 
and laid it wafte, chap, v." i , 2, 3 . 

^ Apply this to the prefen,p 
jtimes. ' * . 

A, England may be fai J to be 
the Vineyard . of the. Lord, the 
Inhabitants his Vine, which he 
hath a: long time cherifhed and 
defended 5 but if he find .we bring 
forth wild Grapes for good 
Grapes, Deeds of Corruption for 
Deeds of Sanftity, he will lufifer 
us to be trodden down arid de- 
ft royed. 

• Q;. -^k ^^^ft ^^^ ^^^y "^^^^^ ^f 

Men doth Ifaiah pronounce a 
Woe in thi^ Chapter? 

A, Againlt jSve. 

Q^fFhoarethefirft? 

A. Extortioners. Wo unto 
them that join Hm/e to Houfst 
and I/n^*d to La^^d^ ver. 8. 

Ql Who are thS'fecond ? • 

A, Drunkards, ff^o u^tc . them 

that rife early to^drinkWim^ 

U a - and 



14* IS A 1 A U. 

atid to them that cwtinuB until A. Immanueh 
Nigbt, \cr. lo. » - (XjVhat doth that ^nify^ 

. Qi Who are the third ? A. God with us 2 W fech Nam* 

ji. t nticcrs toVanity. Wo un- can agree with none but Chrift^ 
to them that dra'ttf Iniquity with bccauie he was both God and 
Cordi oj Vamy, did Sin as with 'Man,' chap, vii, 14. 
Cart-Rnpes, ver. 18. * ' Q: Why did God fend Cbrifi 

Q. lV%o are the fourth f the Ale0abl 

A. Ptrrvcrtcrs of Truth. Wo ji. Firfi^ In regard of his Pro- 
urto 'them that f peak Good of mife, G^;?, iii. 15. Secondfy^ln 
Evil^ and Evil c^ Goody iibo regard of his Steal, cbap/ix. 7. 
pit tjOarkr^s for Lfght^ and Q^Hw doth the^Profbft ex- 
ii^ht ior uJarhefy, ver. ao. prep thrift and bis Kingdom f 

Q, Who are im fifth ? -rf. By a Branch. . 

* A. Arrogant Coiitemne?:s ^of Q^Why if this Word Sramh^ 
Government. Wo unto thefn that j^. Becaule, as a Branch out 
are wife in their awn Conveity of a dead Root, he fprana up 
ver. a I . out of the roy jil Stock of Judah^ 

. Qj rUerjcfiall it be "xith thcfe (almoft dead) into a Kingdom that 
Mtn? Jhall flourifh eternally. .» . 

A^ Their RoQt jliall be as ^.Whom did God make his 
Ro^tenflcls,' and their Buds as lifiruments for the ^mifiment 
Dift, ver. ^4. • \ of the Ifraehtes? 

Q^WhM- elfe^. , , A. The Affyrians and -l^y* 

^..-Thic Lord will make a tiani^ 
Sign to a ftrange Nation, that Q; R(m did they ufe their 
ihall come fuddenly upon them. Authority^, 
and deftroy thepi (as. we of late, , A. To their own Glory, 
whom God at prefent hath pro- Q. What was their Reward ? 
tefled, rnighthavc been deftroy- A. He was to them a Fire, and 
ed) ver, z6. confutned them 5 and to bisre^ 

Q2 How is a Meffen^rer cfG(fd pentant People, a Light to com- 
preparedfor hisOffinet fort them, chap^Tn^ 17.. 

-^. By the taking away o£ his ^What was that Light? * 
Iniquity, and the Purgipg of his A, Chrift,the perpetual Peace- 
Sin, chap. 6. 7. - maker, chap. xi. ^, 7, 8. 

CHAP. Vn. to XXXL deflroyed the Affyrians. 

Q^ How did Ifaiah propbefy A. The Mede^ and ^erfians^ 

cfChrijl? ehap.tixu 17. 

A. That he fhould be bom of Q^ Hd^w did God punifh tb0 

a Virgin, and be a Stumbling Ifraclites.' 

* Block to manjiof the JewSy ch. A. As his Children, to challif 

vii. 14. and viii. 11. thcm,t'^r, 14, ^ 

Qi Wharf mid his Name h? Q, Ho^ 



I s 41 Jl 

the Afiyriaas and 



n. 



ethers^, . ^ 

Jl, As his Enemies 5 quite to 
deftroy them, ver. 19. 

Q. ^gaitiji hem nuaqf King' 
doms did Uaiah frofh^S^ 

A. Againft eight, 

Q. Which be they ? 

A, The Kingdom of the JB- 
^ptianSi chap.KiK, TbeKing- 



I4S 

A. It ihall not he purged from » 
them till they die, chap. xxii. 14 

Q. 2)p V^e Righteous praife 
Godjor his Judgments ? 

^. They do. 

Q. What is theRe4i/(m? 

A. Becaufe they arc faithful- 
nefs and Truths and hecaulc of 
the Iweet End that God works 
from them, chap. xxv. •4, 8. 



?om of the Chaldeans'y chap. itxi. Q. Were the ^I'eopk fapn in* 
the Kingdoms of Tyre and Si-- ftruQed in the Word oj God ? 



don $ the Kingdom of the Affy- 
rians, tbap. x. i^. the King- 
dom of the Ifraelites^ chap. xxii. 
the kirigdt)mof the Arabians^ 
chap, xxiii. and the Kingdom 
of the Devil, chap.Y.yivix. 

Q. In which, of thcfe King- 
doms did God mention his refer- 
ving a fmalt Number to himfel^? 

A. In the Kingdom of the 2fe- 
hrewss 

Q^ !Did God plague the De- 
flrcyers of his ^eope ? 

A, He did. 

Q. What maif w^ learn hy 
that?\ 

>^. That though God, Fa- 
tKcr-like, • chaftifc his ChJdreii» 
he will not fufifer any to tyran- 
nise over them. 

Q. Z)/i God fend the Aflyri- 
ans and the Egyptians to oppf^fs 
his People ? 

A. He fufifered them to he led 
by their own Covetoufncfs and 
Annbition, and accordingly re- 
warded them: 

Q. What is the impious Re- 
folution of the Epicure ? 

^. Let us cat and drink, for 
To-txiorrow we die. 

Q: What is tfie "Pmpment 



A. No 5 but with much ado| 
and often repeating Precept upon 
Precept, and Line upon LinC^ 
^>b^. xxviii, 13. 
.Q. Whai was the Reafon^* 

A' TheirCorruptioncfLifc, 
and Slacknels to allGoodneli^ 
ver. 7. ^ . 

Q, Howivere they corrupt in 
Life?. 

A. By profcffing God with 
their lips^ anri denying him in 
their Hearts, chap.\x. 13, 19. 

Q^ What 'was the "Punijbmenf 
affign'd unto Jhem for that f 

A. Their Prophets were blinds 
and could not dtf eft ; and they 
had their Eyes ihut up, thatthejf 
could not fee what was Good for 
themfelves. 

^ Q. What is the 2>o8rine we 
learn thereby ? 

-r^. That Preachers can neithcf 
teach, nor the Hearers under- 
ftand, except God open the 
Month of the one, and prepare 
the Heart of the othen 

Q, How doth Godpunifb Sith 
tiers in this Life? 

A. With the Bread of Adver- 
fity, and the Water of Affliftioa, 
chap. -300^. 20. 



J44 ISA 

Q. Sut if they repenu how 
^re ihey rewarded ? 
': A. VVith great Plenty. 
^ Q. What is the 'Pumfiment 
. of the Wicked after this Life ? 
. A. The Torments of );ft% 
inentioned by theProphetin^^/ir/^.' 
XXX.. ver. 39.- ' • 
* Q. Rehearfe the 7>efcriftion ? 
A. Tofhet i"? prepared of old, 
^ven for the King : It is deep and 
large, the Burning thereof is Fire 
and much Wood 5 the Breath of 
the Lord,* like a River of Brim- 

- Aone, doth kindle it. 

CH A P. XXXI.toXLV. 
•' Q. When we truft in the.Lord^ 
bow will he defend us ? 

A. As thf Lion doth his Prey, 
'thap. xxxi. 4. 

Q. Sur if wc forfake him^ 
mdfeekHelp of others^ what 
pall become ofus-^. 

A. Both the Helper and the 
Helped fhall periflied, ver. 3, 

Q^ What fhall their Habit a- 
4ion be made ? 

' A. A Hold (or Dragons, and 
a Court for Oftriches, chap. 

'KXXtV. 15. ' 

Q^ What Fruit fiatt it yield? 
• A. Thorns, Nettles, and Thiir 
ties. 

^ • Q. Sut li^h at fhall he the Ha- 
hiNition of fuch as depend upon 
thrift? ^ 

- A. Flourifhing and full of joy. 
There fhall neither X'ion, nor 
•ftoifoiDC Beaft come near it, chap, 
XV. 2, 8. The Weak fhall i)e 
■made flrong, chap.- xxx v.% The 
.Blind fliall lee, the Deaf Oiall 
hear, ver. 5, 8. The Lame fhall 
leap, und the Dumb fhall fpeak> 
ver, 6. 



t A H. 

Q. Who do ITaiah propbefHf 
Jbould prepare the Way ofChrifli^ 

A. ^ohn Saptilty chap. xl. 5. 

Qi Where fbould he proclaim 
bis Meffage? 

A. txi the Wildcmefs. 

Q. What fbould his !Dire£lion 
be? 

\/l. To have all Lets removed, 
Chap. XX. 4. "", 

Q. May the FJfence of God 
be comprehended under any 
Form% 

A. No 5 no morcthan the Wa- 
ters can be held in a Man's Fifl, 
Heawren meafured with a Span, 
the Dufl'of the Earth numbered, 
or the Mountains weighed, chap* 
xl. 12. 

Qi What is the Earth in his 
Sight? 

Ai As a little Dufl. 

Q^WhsCt ^the Nations of the 
Earth ? 

4' As a Drop of Water, or as 
Grafhoppers, ver^ xV. 22. 

(^ Sut what are they whom 
the Lord exalteth ? 

A> As3. threfhing Inflrument, 
able to bruifc Mountains to Pow- 
der 5 or as a Whirlwind, to feat- 
ter Hills like Chaff, cha^. xli- 
15, 16. 

Q^^How doth Ifaiah teach the 
People to abhor Idolatry? 

A, By defcribing unto them 
the Power of God, and the Wick- 
cdnefs of Idols, chap. xi. 22, 23. 

Q;^ Declarethc tDiffererice^ 

A. God is a Living Eflcnce, 
Idols dead Metal. 
God is without Beginning, ' 
Idols are made by Mens Hands. 
God cjin do all Things, 
Idols Nothing. 

God- 



IS A I A R 



GtA knowcth all Things, 
IdoU Nothing. 

Q^ What Comfort have the 
Faithful in "Diflrefs^ ' 

A. To think they have God 
that is able, willing* and hath 
promifed to deliver them, c> xliii. 

C HAP. XLV.toLV. 

Q. Sy nxhtm did Godpromife 
^deliverance to his Teople from 
the Captivity of Babylon ? 

A. By Cyrus King of "Perfut. 

Q^ What w^i'Cyrus ? 
. A, A Heathen Prince, 
. Qi^ Did he not kmw God? 

A. Yes \ by a certain particu- 
lar Knowledge oF his Power, but 
not to wqrfhip him aright, chap. 
xlv. 14/ • , 

Q;^ BxTJO many Tears. did Ifaiah 
prophefy of this iDeUverance be- 
fore it c^me to pafs ? . . 

A. kn hundred Years. 

Q. Why did God chufe an 
Heathen 'Prince to deliver his 
Teoplel 

A. The more to pxprefs his 
Love and Power $ fortheunhkc- 
lier the Means were, the greater 
Caufe had the Ifraetites to* glo- 
rify him. 

Q^ Were not the Babylonians 
Gods Inftruments for the 'Pmijh- 
^ent cf his People ^, . 

A, Yes. 

Q, Why then is Ibefo much ofr 
fended "jctih them for doing it\ 

A. B<^caufe, injexecuting his 
Judgments they (hewed no Mer- 
cy, and waxed prt>ud by their 
ViSory, chap, xlvii. <J. 7. v 

Q. What tsoas the Caufe oflf- 
raePs Captivity ? 

A. Their Tranfgrcflion. 



*4f 

Q. What is the Caufe cf their 
SDeliverancel 

A. The G)vcnant of GodV 
Mercy,db^jp.I. i. ' 

Q, Of what Continuance is 
Go£s Mercy ^. . 

A. For ever. The Heavens 
fhall vanifti like Smoke, and the 
Earth wax old like a Garment; 
but the Salvation of the Lor4 
ihall not be abolilhad, chap, \u 6. 

Q. Of "johat Continuance are 
his Judgments ? 

A But for a Time* Can a 
Woman forget the Child of hcj 
Womb \ nf fhe could, yet the 
Lord "will not forge^his, cbapi 
xlix. 15. li.22.vUv. 8. 

^ "To whom then mujt the Af^ 
fliaedflyl 

A. To God. 

QUHow will he eftablifi them 

A, In Glory : Their Founda- 
tion fhall be of precious Stones, 
, chap, liv. II. In Peace : They 
ftiallbc far from Oppreffion, ver* 
14.' An Strength: Whofoever 
Jhall gather himfelf againft them 
fhall fall, chap. Ivi. i-. 

Q. H^m did the Prophet Ifa- 
iah prophefyof Chrifti 

A, Plainly, as an Eyc-witncfip 
not an a Prophet. 

Q^ Wherein^. 
' A. Of his' Birth by the blf fled 
Virgin, chap* vii. r4.. Or his 
dclpifed Poverty and Humihry, 
chap. liii. 2, 3. Of his Preach- 
ing, chap, Ixi. r.. O^ his Sotfh-- 
ing>Deach, and Burial, t:h!p. hii, 
5, 8. Of his Patience And Meek- 
r.els, ver. 7. Of his prayinu for 
his. Crucifiers, vcr. 12. Of our 
Redemption by his Death, ver^ 

CHAR 



I4« 1 Sf A r A H. 

C H A P. LIIL to LXV. ^.TbcPrcachIng^ofthcWor<J. 

Q. 'For rxbat doth God offer • 'Q^^ IVhat kind of Men muft 

iheje SieJJi^igs unto us? - Preachers he% 

A. Neither for Gold nor Sil- A. In Voice, Truinpetsj in 

f cr, but freely, as the Prophet Care, Watchmen j to cry aloud, 

faith, Come^ buy Walter ^ Wine^ and continually, v^. i. and 

and MilK ivithout Money ^ and chap, Ixii. 6. 

without ^Pricey Qbap, Iv. . i . Q. What Ohfervation of the 

Q. What is meant by Watevt Sabbath doth the Lord require? 

Wir.e^ and Milk P jf. Not to do our own Ways, 

j4» All things neceflary to a nor mind our own Plealurc, nor 

Spiritual Life, as they are necei- ipeak our own Words, but to 

iary to this corporal Life. call it the Holy of the Lord, 

Q^What is the Recompense chapAni'u 13. 

Codrerfuirefh^ * /^ u a d -^Yxr 

* ^.* Obedience, to execute Ju- CHAP. LXV.. 

fticc, the Benefit whereof turns to (i. Secaufe the Jews hadfucb 

Man, chap. 1 vi. . i . Preachers amongjl. them common' 

• C^ How are our Virtues ac- ly^ and yet fell from i he Lords 
ceptable'i ^ **what ivas their 'Punifiment^. 

A. . If without Hypocrlfy. A. They were rejefted,/iyer.i2. 

Qs, U01J0 do Hypocritesfajl ? Q. Who ^ijcere chofen in their 

A, In puniftiing the Body, and fleadf 
purting on Sackcloth, notwith- A, The Gentiles^ ver. i. 
Itanding that their Hearts are. CXz What are they V 
full of Malice, chap. Iviii. lix. A. All Nations but the ^rxi? 

Q;, Hoix) do the Faithftflfafit Q> Sy this his Mercy extends 

A. In breaking the Bonds of to all P , 
"Wickednd's, in reeding the Hun- ^, Yea, and his Majeftybe* 
•gry, vifiting the Captive, and.»yond all, 
cloathinsi the Naked, <ver. 6. 7. Q. Now prove you thatt 

• Q. What brings us to the A. Ix. fhall come to pafs', tljat 
Knowledge oftheje Thingtl t from one New Moon to another, 

• ' and 

Ohf, Ifaiah, the firft of tlic four great Prophets, was Grandfon to King 
Joajhy by the Father's Side, and begatt to prophefy a litde before the Death 
ofUzzraby King o£ futiab, A. M. 3246, before ChrijI 754, and continued 
to the Reign of Man^J/ib in 3306 (being. 60 Years) who cauTed him to be 
pat to Death, by fawing him with a Saw. 

He tells us, That the Lord had called him from his Mother^s Wombj that 
he remembered his Name ; that he had given him a Tongue hke a ftarp 
cutting Sword, &c. And when that he received his Commiffion for Prophe- 
cy, he favv the Lord feated on an high Throne, encompafTed with Cheru- 
bim?, and with all the Eanh for his Foot-ftool. Ther * ' ^^f 
for, ifc. chap. vi. (See the Argument). 
J/arab is efteem'd the molt eloquent of all t^ 



JEREMIAH 147 

and from 6n^ Sabbath to ano- QJVhat 'was tie Reafm ^ 
thcr, Ihall all Flefh come to wor- A. He filled HeavetTBnd Earth 
fhip before me> faith the Lord, with his Glory, and therefore 
ver.^7,. ^ cannot be included in a Temple 

Q, What other Troqf have yet of Stone, ♦ 
jrf. W hen tht ^ws would have . Q. How then ? 
built him an Hx)u&, he forbad 4> He will be ferved in hum« 
them, chap. vi. 6. ble Sincerity and Truth. 

fays. That his Wridngs are as it were an Abridgment of the Holy Scrip- 
tares, a Co]le£tion of all the iboft uncommon Knowledge that the Mind of 
Man is capable of, of NaturafPhildfophy, Morality, and Divinity; and as' 
others obferve, he is fublime and magnificent in his Stile, vehement in his 
Emotions, copious in his Figures, n\pre florid, and has more of Ornament ; 
yet at the fkme Time is more weighty and nervous than any other Writes 
that we have, whether Hiitorian, Poet, or Orator ; and fo far excells in every 
kind of Difcourfe, as to be accounted fuperior to every Author, Greek or 
Laiin. 

It 18 faid, that the Pretence made Ufe of by Manajfeh^ that impious Prlncdi; 
for executing this Prophet in fo cruel a Manner as before mentioned* was 
that Expreflion of Ifnab vi. 1. which he affirmed to be a Contradiction to 
what is {aid in Mofis^ Exod. xxxiii. 20. No Map Jhall fee me ali*ve. It ft 
aSo faid, that his Body was buried near JerufaUm^ under tHe Fuller's Oak^ 
near the Fountain of hilodm ; from whence it was removed to Tarmeas neaf 
the Sources of Jordan^ and from thence to Conftantinopk in the Reign of 
7i&^M^«i the younger, before Chrift 442 Years. 



TheBookoftheTrophet]B.K'EUlAU. 

C H A p. I. to X. A. Even frota his Mothct's 

Q- Tj^ere was Jeremiah torn ? Womb, chap. I 5 . 

^'^ A. In Anathethy a City Q. What did be after he was 

within three Miles of Jerufakm. called ? , ; 

Q. Whcfe Son was he^. . . J. Proclaim the Will of him 

jf. The Son of Hilkiab. Aat fent him* without Fear, v.f 7. 

Q.Whenbeganhetoprophefy} (^Whatdowekarniythatf 
A. In the 1 5th Year of Jofiah A. Minifters rtiufl not intrude 

King dijuiah. themfelves into the Church bc- 

^UuFvo long d(d hefropbejy ? fore they are called 5 and when 
A. Till the Captivity of Sa- they are called, they muft loofe 

byhn^ and Ibmewhat after. noTinoe, nor be dlfmay'd for ai\y . 

Q. HowmanyTearswasthatl Danger. 
A. Abou^ - Q. ff^bat is the firfi Sin Jere* 

Q:, Whe lified to miah reproved ? 

TbatOfio \, X A.Uq^ 



148 

J. Molatry. 

A> My People iiave forfaken 
Hic, the Fountain of living Wa- 
ters, to dig them Pits, 3/^a hrpken 
Pits, that can hold no Water, 
t,haf.\\. 13. " 

Q. Ajter this Sin 'jxihat is re- 
*quired of them ? 

J. Repentance. 

Q. Upon Repentance wba$ is 
fromifedthem? 

A, Mercy, chap^ iii. \^. 

Q. In their Repentance whof 
did they ? 

A> Turn unto the Lord. 
^ Q^ How ought we to turn unto 
the Lord? . . 

' A^ With our whole Heart. 

Qi Ifnxedo notfo^ 'wk^ da ii)e 
incurs 

^A. His Wrath, by cotfntcrfekw 

ing. 

Q. What is God's Wrath Uke ? 

A* A coniuming Fire, cb. iv. 4. 

Q. What is his Mercy like ? 
• A. The Waters tyf Sihah. 

kXi Wherein did Godjbeiv his 
-Jufiice upon Uracl ? 

A. Indelivering them into the 
Hands of their £nemies.^ 

Q:. Whcreinhii Mercy ? 

A, hi faving fomc (for faith he, 
I. will not make a full End of 
you) to continue his- Church, 
chapy. 18, 

q^Were the "People fo fuH of. 
Wickednefsy that the Lor divas 
fo much incensed againft them ? 

A. Yes, they did caft out Ma- 
lice' kndCrucjity, as the Fountain 
doth her Waters, chap. vi. 7. 

Q^ Was there no Eft ate clear ? 

A. Non^, neither Prince, Prieft, 
nor Peopje. . 



JEREMIAH 



Q. What mis their gentra 
Sin? 

A* Covetou&efs, ver. 1 3. 

Q: What were their particu^ 
larSins? 

A. The Prince did not execute 
Juftice, chap. v. 28. the Pridl did 
flatter the Pecyrfc in their Sins, 
crying, Peace, Peace, when there 
was no Peace, chap, yi* 14. the 
People were of uncircumcifed 
Ears, and took Delight rather in 
Tain Things than profitable Doc- 
trine, t^^.i a 

(i, Alt this €onfider% they 
could not but fee their own iDe- 
JlruHion ? 

A. They did, and thought to 
cfcape it by flying into the Tem- 
ple, where God had promifed for 
ever to be prefent 

Qj^ Sut how did God anfvoer 
th^m ? 

A. In thefe Words : Will yon 
fteal, murder, and cocoinit Adul- 
tery, and fwear falfly, and burn 
Incenfe to Saal^ and dbink to be 
delivered by ftanding before me 
ii\ the Temple ? No j I have rc- 

2 uired Obedience and not Sacri- 
ce, chap. xvii. 10, 22, 23. 
Qj In what Manner did Je- 
remiah prophefy their ^eftruc- 
4ion^. 

. A. By the entering of the Af- 
fyrians^ a inighty Nation^ into 
their Land. 

Q. Rehearfe the ^rophefs 
Words? 

^ A. Lo, Houfe of Ifraek I will 
bring a Nation upon thee frotn 
far, whofc Quiver is a Sepulchre, 
and they /hall Uat thine riarveft, 
and thy Bread'j they (hall de- 
vour thy §ons aiul Daughters 9 



JEREMIAH 149 

they fhallfpoihhyVirife and. thy Will of the Lord 5 for he it is 
Fig-trees J ahd they Ihall de- that fhtwetl^ Mercy, Judgment* 
ftroy with the Sword thy fenced and Righteoufnefs ox^ the Earth, 
Cities, chdf. v. i j, i5, 17. 

Q. tDid they nft^ repent ? 

jL No 3 biit provoked God's 
Wrath by other 5ins. 

QJVhafwereth^? 

jL Lymgychap, ix. 3. Deceit, 
ver, 4, and i)i£[imulation, ver. 8. 

Q:^ Mght not the "Prophet 
fray for them\ 

A* He niight not, God had 
forbidden him, 

Q; What may 'we learn hy 
GoSs forbidding the Prophet to 
pray for the People ? 

A. The Power and Prevalencjr^ 
of Prayc/,^ and 
God^s J uftice. 



ver. 24. 

CHAP. X.toXX. 

Q. 1*0 whom only belongeth . 
dominion ? 

^ To the Lord, mighty in 
Power, and King of Nations, 
chap. X. 7. 

Q;^ What 'were fi&e Ifraelites'. 
then in leaving him^ to cleave to 
Idolsr ' • 

ji. Sots and Fools, becaufe 
they left the Trudi to embrace 
the Work of Error, ver. 8. 

Q;^ What 'was the Work of 
the Severity of Error ? 

4' Making of Images, ver* 1 5. 



Q. 'May ive forbear to fray QJVbence were they infeSeJ 
for any^ from this Command of with ihis InjeBion\ 



the 'Prophet f 

A. We may not 5 it was given 
the Prophet for our Inftruaion, 
not Imitation. 

Q. 1 am fur e 9 iho^ they could 
not fee their own fDanger^ yet 
JercHfiah did^ asaU true Mini- 
/iersjbouldy at their Hardnefs of 
J^art? .; 

A. Yes, and wifhed his Eyes 
wiere a Fimntain of T^ars, to la- 
ment their Sins, chap. ix. i. 

Qt-Hl^ cam^ fhat Hardnefs of 
Heart pn them ? 

A. They did glory in their 
JMifdeeds. . . 

Ql What .ought a Man to 

>df. Neither inWifdpm, Strength, 
totf)r:Ridie4wr. A^'. . , 
Cl. In what then? . 
'JL Let him that ^oricthy glo- 
ry fin tfais^; that he knoji^eth the 



J, From the Heathens. 

Q. What other Error had the 
Heathens ?^ 

^.Divination by Stars and 
Soothfaying. • , 

CX^Is ii not lawful to fear the * 
Conjunfiion of Stars and Planets ? 

J4. No 5 becaufe the Lord in 
thefe Words hath forbidden it i 
fie not afraid of the Signs of 
Heaven, though the Heathen be 
afraid of fuch, vcr. 2. . . ' 

Q: Why may wefuppqfe God 
bath forbidden it ? 

A. Becaufe the Perfuaffrtn of 
the Stars Dominion over us, crof- 
fes all Piety, Faith, Thankfut 
nefs, Patience, Prayer, ^c. ,. 
. ^^sUmg as we abide irtSin^ 
wilt the Lord hear purPmyers2 

A. So J nor any that pray for 
ys^chap. xi. xj. .. / ''^■. 

(^How odious is Sin ?\ , 



ISO J ERE MI A B 

^. So odious, that the Land live in hi? own Country, or go 
wherein Sinners live fhall cpourn, whither he would, ch. 39. i i, 12. 
the Herbs of the Field wither, Q:, W^ith 'vebat Ven doth the 
and.the Beafts and Fowls of the Devil 'tjdrite Iniquity in the 
Air be confumed, chap, xiii. 4. Hearts qfthe Obfiinate ? 

Q^Sy. ivhat Parable didjc- A. W ith ^n Iron Pen •* 
tmiiSx prefigure the Defiruaion C2. What is fignified thereby ? 
of the Jews ? A. That Men accuftomed to 

\^. By the Parable of the Linen Sin can hardly be reclaimed. 
Girdle, which he hid in a Rock 5 chap. xvii. i. 
' and after certain Days coniing to Q. Will the Lord only be trtifl- 
take it up, he found it was rot- ed in? , ^ 

ten, and fit for no Ufe. A. Yes t for there is an heavy 

<^ Rehearfe the Meaning ? Curfe pronounced againft them 

A. That, as the Girdle clea- that make Fkfh their Arm, 1. e, 
veth to the Loins, fo had the depend, upon Men, and forget 
Lord tied the Houfe oiJ/rael God, ver. 5. 
unto him 5 but fincc they had (^Howmany Ways did Jerc-- 
forlaken him, like the Girdle, miah fuffer under the Hands of 
they fhould rot, and be caft off, the Jews ? • 
asm for noJJ^c^chap. xiii. 10. 1 1. A. Three s. Firft, they curft 

Qi How hard is it for an evil and fpake Evil of him 3 then 
JUautodcj^ell? they, took Counfel againft his 

A, As hard as to change the Lite ? at laft they fmote him 
Blackamore's §kin, or the Leo- and caft hini into Prifon, chdp. 
pard's Spots, ver. 25. xv. 10. and xviii. 20. and xx. 2. 

QjVhid) are the four blagues Qi What may we learn by bis 
Cod ufually punijb Sin withal. Aiffli£lions ? 

A' Peftilence, Famirte, Sword A. That the true Minifters of 
and Fire. God fhall always be mbjeft to 

(^ How do wicked Men re- Injuries from the Devil and his 
ward them that tells them of Servants. 
their Sins ? Qi How are all Men in the 

A. With Curfes, as the Jews Hands of God r 
did Jeremiah^ chap. xv. 10. A. As Clay in the Hand of 

.<^ Sut what doth the Lord the Potter, chap, xviii; 6. 
for them ? Qj In what refpeBl? -• 

-^. In time of his Vengeance A. Of their j^eginning, Con- 
fevoursthem,andfuflfers the other tinuance, and End. 
to pcrifh. ' Q^ What may we learn from 

•' Q. Fell it (mt fo wth Jcre- hence f . 
miah? ' ^ ^.Humility and watchful 

A. Yes : For when the Jews Walking, 
were leii aV^^ay Captive, the Ene- Q, JHew doth the ^ropJbet 
n^y gave Jeremiah Choice to complain of hb^'wnMferyB 

AJXe^ 



f 



J ER EM. J 4 H 



A. Hecurfeth ^thc Day of his 
Birtl), aivd^the Man that brought 
Tidingi'bhis Father, Chap, xi. 

Q. 7)id p^ nvell in this ? 



15* 

Q.Ift'uibatJrords^. 

A. fiehofd, faith the Lord, I 
will raifc unto ^avid a righte6uft 
Branch, efj. In hisDays^JW^jb 
fhali be laved, and Ifratl dwell 



-A, No : 'It was a great Sin in *^iafcly , vei. 5,1^. 

him there to curfe, wher^ he Q: H^e 'VQas a "Threatning 

ought to have blcfs'd, and given ^«^ a Vromife^ What iiftgnifiU 

God Thanks. th^ebyf 

Qi What may this teach us?' ^ -^- That as Jeremiah did, fo 

^. Chrifti^O Care and Cir- tfieMiniftersofGodmuft always 

cunjfpeftion; that our unruly mi^ Comfort with their bitt€| 



Paffions may nof get the Start 
of us. 

CHAP. XX. to XXX. 

Q. What were the Works com- 
tnanded the Jews ? 
. A. To execute Juftice, eh. 12. 
^.todelivertheopprefiedj to fa- 
vour the Stranger ^ to help th^ 
Fatherlefs and Widows to 'do 
no yjoletjoe nor fhed Blood. 

Q. What were the Works the^ 
fotkwed? 

A. They builded Houfts wil6 
Bf ibes, and Chambers with Ex- 
tortion 5 they ufed their Neigh- 
bours Help, and paid him not 
hismirc, ver. 15* 

Qj^Wh^m followed? 



Doftrine. 

Qi When they threaten^ wbm 
is their DoBrine like? 

A. A Fire, or an Hammer that 
breaketh Stones, ver. 19. 

Q. Sut when, th^ frmijif 
what is it like ? ^ 

A. Contfortabic Waterj^ or 
precious Balnu 

Q* How hng lived the l&^» 
ites in Sondage und^r the King, 
0/ Babel? ; 

A. Seventy Years, chap, xw* 

xd: . • • n; 

"CH A P. XXX. to35^i. 

Q. After their denounced S$r^ 

vitudet how doth Jeremiah ^(MVn 

fort the Jcw%^. 



A. They were led into Cap* , A. i/?. With their Retan^i a- 
tivify; /their King flain, and left gain to their Country, chap, xxx^ 



unburied, c;^r. i^. 

Q. Who mijkd the King f 
^- The falfe Prophets. 
Q. What was their Reward^, 
A^ Wo be unto you that feat- 

tcr the Sheep of my Failure, 

faith the Lor^, chap, xxiii. i. 
Qi How did Jeremiah pro* 

fhefy a Redrefs of this Incon- 
^venience^. 

A, By the Coming of Chrift, 

the true Paftor. • 



I. ^ tdly, With the Deftrudion 
of their Enemies, ver. 1 6. ^diy^ 
With Joy, Plenty, and Peace, 
^^^. xxxi. 12,28. " '. 

Qi What Afjurance did Jer^ 
t^sihgiveqfGoS'sTrmife? 

A As fiire as he is God ia 
Heaven and Earth, and gireth 
the Sun to rule the Day, and the 
Moon th« Night, chap. xxxiii.20« 

Q. How doth God oftentimes 
check thelewdZifeofChriftians^ 

A. By 



ji. To the Prince, who told 
King Jeboiakim of it. 
Q: How did be accept it ? 
A. He burnt it, ver. ag. 
Q. What did Jeremiah then ? 
jL He wrote another Book, 



lift 

A* By their better Lif^ which 
kre no Chriftians, as may appear 
by the Example of the Sons of 
^'70yiadabn chap, xxxv. 8. 
:.-Q* What m they? 

J: Their Father gave them a 
Coiinitianclment, ana it was kept wr. 32. 
tee. Space ot ;od Tears, Q^ What karn 'we By that? 

Q. What was the Command- ^ "" 

I»ent^ 



A. That ftone of that Stock 
^ Pan\ily fhouM drink Wine. 

Q; Of what 2)efcBnt were 
12^ Sons (7f Jotiadab ? 

J. No IfraeliteSi tho' more 
iealous in the Service of God 
than they. * 

Q^ What infers this Ex- 
ample t 

[A* That if they thought it a 
Difparagcment to break the Vow 
tfkmt unto an earthly Father. 



A. Tho* the Wicked would 
quite de&ce the Word, yet God 
will have it ftill prcfervU 



Qi What was the Mejfage qf 
the Lord that Jeremiah declared 
to ZeiekiAhf afterward King. 

A. That he (hould yield Km- 
fcif to Netuchadnezzari and the 
City fhould be faved. 

Q, 2)id Zedekiah r^ard his 
Counfelr 

w^. He heard it, but did not 
perform it. 
U..K.W u.«^^ «.« vaici.rj ^oiiiwi. Q* What was the Hindrance^ 
How much more fhameful fhould A^ His Princes, that periuaded 
it be for Chriftians to forget the hita to the contrary, 
Phjmiie made td the Father of Q. What did the Princes to 
Heayen ? Thev kept their Vows Jeremiah ? 
2CO Years ^ but. Chriftians (I >^. Put him in a Dungeon. 
fcaO.'break theirs every Hour. Q. Who wrought his 2)eUve^ 

Q. Te J aid before that Jere- ranee? . 



miah 'ooas in.^rifony who put 
him in? 

' A. King feifoiakim firft^ and 
th^ Zedekiah. 

Q. When he was in ^rifon^ 
ad he negkEl his Office ? 

A* No 5 For nowhe.could not 
fpcak to the ^eHvs^ he lent Sa 



A. EhdmekchyZ, Moor i and 
one of the King's Eunuchs, chap. 
aucxviii. ii. 
. Qi What karn you b^ thsU ? 
A. That more Faith is fome- 
* time, found in a Strisinger, than in 
a Man^s own Countryman. 
Q. What became of ^edekiah 



fiTfJb with a Book, contaitiing all for difoheying Jeremiah ! 
theOirfes of God againft the ^. His Eyes were put out, and 
JJ^ws- ' his Sons flain before his Face, 

• Q^ Who writ it ? chi^. xxx. 7. 

A. Saruchf fr<ftn thc^Mouth Q. Bow went it withjcre^ 
rf^rew/tfJb, chapt xx3^vi. 4. miah? .• 

Q^To whom did Baruch read . ' JL He found Favour as 
^/?. the Lord before had promifcd, 

with 



JEREMIAH I j5 

with Nehizaradany the chief Q^, Had not Jcrttmih forkid- 

Captain, who gave him Liberty den thmfo to do? 

ana Reward^ €%ap. xl. ^ Yes : But they obeyed not» 

^,« .«. nr^« t T- ^ being afraid ofWar and Famine,* 
CHAP- XLI. to the End. cbap. xlii. 14. 

Q. JF2ba»*<iNebuchadnez2iar Q. ffljaf folUmed their Dif^ 

mkebis Subfiitute over th€]cwB obedience^ 
in Paleftine ? J. They were dcftroy'd from 

A. Gedaliabf the Son (jfJbi"^ the leaft to the greateft,hy King 

kirn. Nebuchadnezzar^ that came a- 

Q. Who flew Gedaliah ? gainft Egypt 5 lb that what they 

A. Ifomael^ the Son of Nethd^ feared in their own Couiyry fcfl 

nia^ in Envy ot his Government, on them in another. 

Qi H^hat did the People af- Q^ What may ijoe karn from 

terward^. hence? 

A. Went under Jobanan into A. That no Place or Power fe- 

E^pt. cures from the Juftice of God. 

Q,Wbo 

Obf. Jermiab began to prophefy in the 1 3th Year of Jofiab King of 
Judab^ A. M. 33759 and continued ta the taking of JerufaUm by the Chal- . 
deant m ^^16. His Phrophecies are feveral CoUedlions made at feveral 
Times. Firil of all was that mentioned in Chap. 36. containing all the 
£rft twenty Chapters, the 25, 26, 35, 36^ 4;. and all fhat follow to the 
5iftinclufive. The fecond Collection is that mentioned Chap. 30. a. and 
contains five more Chapters, i/iz, from the Beginning of the 27th to the 
End of the 31ft. The third Colledtion was made prefently after the De- 
firudlion ofjeru/alem, as appears by the Prophet's Preface, Chap i. i, 3.. 
and contains ten Chapters more than the fecond» 'vix. Chap 21,22, 23, 2^ 
and 32, 33, 34, 37, 38* 39. and this third Colledtion contained all the pre- 
ient Book of Jerendab^ excepting feven Chapters. Now all from the *Be- 
ginning of the 40 to the End of 44, is an Account of Jiremiab himfelf, and 
the other Jews that were left ftiU in Judea by Order of Nebucbadnexsair i 
and probably wtr^ added to the fbrmerProphecies by Jeremiah himfelf^ or 
elfe Barucb, after their Return out oi^gypt into Judea, where they pro- 
bably continued quietly, being in great Favour with Nebuchadnezzar, till 
they both died in Peace in their own Country, according to God's moil 
gracions Promife to each of them, idz. to Jeremiah, ChsLp. i. 18. and 1$, 
20, 21. and 20/11. and to Barucb, Chap. 4$. 5* Now there remains 
the 5 2d Chapter unfpoken of, which is apart from the four Collections, 
and^ no doubt was defign*d as an Introdudtion to the following Lament 
tations, it being a Narration of the Defbnidtion of the Kingdom of ^i/^ 
dea^ and of the* City and Temple ofjerufalem, which are the Subjects of 
the faid Lamentations. It is hard to fay how the faid, Chapters came to be 
(b ini:ch difplaced ; but probably there was no other, or but a yeey few Copies 
tranficrib*d, than what Jiremiab and Barueb kept ; and being often forced 
to move fiDm Place to Place after this DeftruAioD, no Doubt it was the 

Rea- 



JEREMIAH 



^4 



IJ4 

Q:, Who defiroy'd the King- ^ gainft the Lord, the Hope of their 
iom q^ Babel ? Fathers, chap. 1. 7^ 1 1 

jti Cyrus ^ who w^s moved 
lihereunto by the Spirit of God 5 
becaule he gloried in the Spoil 
6[Ifraeh andfaid, Weoflfend 
not becaufe they have finned a- 



Qi What was Nebuchadnez^ 
z^r called? 

A. The Hamnoierof^he Worlds 
having fmitten down all the Prin- 
ces and People of the World, 



Reafon of their being thus diforder'd ; eTpecially if we confider the Way of 
Hunting Books in thofe Days was in fmgle Rolls qf Parchment or the lilce^ 
faften'd together at one End with a String, which might break | and the 
Je^Ms being then in a confused State, they might from Tjpne to Time eaiily be 
thas confounded, and become more and more fo as th^ fell into the Hands 
of thpfe who knew not how to place them in their Oraer of Time. And 
this was the Reafon why the CoUedtion of Ffalm arc placed as they now 
fiand. 

Evsra^ making a Survey of the Scriptures, probably might place as man/ 
of them as appeared evident by the Dates prefixed in due Order; but after 
his Time being much Wore, the Tranfcribers mifplac*d themagain^ and left 
them alfo as they now ftand. 



The Lamentations of] E RE MI A H. 



Qt A) -F ivhom may we * learn 
\r true Chrifiian-like Com- 
fajfipn ? 

Jf. Of the Prophet Jeremiah. 

d. Wherein \ 

A. In lamenting for his Coun- 
trymen, notwithftanding they ha^ 
reviled him, beaten him, impri- 
ibned'him, and fought his Deatl^ 
nil for his Good- will towards 
them. 

Q. fn^erein confifted his Love ? 

A. In daily admoniflung them 
of their Sins, that they might re- 
pent 3 and f hewing them before 
hand what Plagues would fdilow 
if they repented not. 

Q^ What was it he lamented 
for^. ^ 

A. Their Subverflon and O- 
vcrthrow. 



Q^Sywhom was their Over'- 
throw contrived ? 

A. By the SabyhnianSy their 
cruel Enemies. 

Q. In what Manner ? 

4. Firft, they were befiegcd, 
then fuficred Famine infomuch 
that they died in the^treets, and 
the Mothers dev^urad their own 
Children, chap. L ii. and ii. iz. 
of Princes, they became Tribu- 
taries, V. I. their Joy was turned 
to Tears, i;. 2. their Freedom to 
Captivity, v. 3. their gorgeous 
Buildings to a deformed Heap, 
V. 6. their Friepds forfook them, 
^. .2.- their JEnemiel laughed at 
them, V. 7. their valiant Men 
were trodden down, their young 
Men (lain, and their Virgins de- 
flowered, V. 15, and) .^hich was 

the 



1 



^ tamHtMiom of yEkEMtAti. tsi 

AcGricft)fallGricfe, their God Ji. Tej, many hundred Ycart 

had forfakcn thcmj for when before it came, even from the 

they ftrctched forth their Hands 'f ime of MqfeSy^nd fo from Age 

there were none to comfort them, to Age, .ur\til the very Hour of 

^er.tf,i% thelrCaptkity '5 as appears, Zfe«f; 

Q* Whatmay this ferve for f jpcviii. ^4, 55, 69. ' 

A. To admonifh all Qtiei of Q- In this Extremity 'what 

the World, be they never fo fe- Refuge dotk theTrophet fiem 

mous, never fo iv^^ never fp th^fjkf '^ 

mighty, to beware how they pro- ji.' The holy Mount of the 

voke God'5 Wrath againft them, God of Mercy* 

thro* tWir intolerable Imjpiety. Q. How milfi ttfty rmb mtif 

Qi JVhtt K»ere their intok- that Mounts - ,4 ' 

rabkSinsf ' - Ji >Viththe Aftniof Repen- 

-^. Their Jefpifing the Coun- tancc fujd Patience: With Rc- 

fclof the Prophets; their tevt^lt- • pentance, iriconfeffing their Sins^ 

ingftorti the TruHi'te embrace and being forry for the fame j 

I'amioo^ and Vahhyj dnd their and. with Patience in humbly at- 

abuiihg the Long-fuffeHngof the tending the Hour of their Iteli- 

Lord, Terancc. • 

Q. !Did the' tord fbr^arn Q. Wti^ this all the Prophet 

them nJF this SkfclatiM ? did fir them ? 

The Stile of thcfp.Lamcntadons oiyeremah is lively, tended, paAeticI^ 
and affc6ling ; and it Vfas the particular Talent of this Prophet to write 
melancholy and moving Thing? well : fO as there never was a Subjcftmore 
worthy t)f Tears, nothing Was ever Written Avith ipore tendei^and aiftftihg 
Sentiments, than that which he'cotnpofed upon the Deftr'u£llon of Jtmfa- 
lent hy Ndmthadne^ar ^ It being a Cuilom w»th the Hebrews tdomke mdarn<k 
ful &)egi^s,or Songs, upon the Death of great Men, or upon any dtfditioii 
of publick Miferies and Calamities ; as appears in the 2 Cktek, xibcf «' 95. 
Thofe cotnpOfed by Da^vid upon the Death diAhfalom zxAjoAthan are 
fill] extant with.us, though many are loft. And it feenns by thk Prophet^ 
that the Jrws hired Women oh purpofe tO' weep on monriifiit Otcsfons ; 
for, fays ho, Qhap\ 'uk. 17. Call for the motirning fFimen^ k^ /' . 

The/our $rft' Ch^teri t>f the Laqaentations are coapofed in.a€|roftick 
Yerfe, and in the Abecedary Method ; 1. e. everv Veife, or Coupjet, begtn*^ 
ning with one of the Lettters of the AnjrMu Alphabet, ranged in, alplial^ti- 
cal Order. The iirft and fecond Chapters contain 22 Venes» accoVdmg to 
an equal Number of Letters in the Alphabet* The third Chapter has three 
Verfes together, which begin with the fame Letter, and includes in all' 66 
Verfes. The fourth is like the* tWo' firft ; but the figh ts not 'aero* 
ftick ; and as in the fecond, third and fourth Chapten, the Letter Pe is be- 
fbre j^^Hi whereas lA the iirft, and all the acrb/lidc and abfcedazy Pfi^nis, 



is6 E Z E K 1 n L* 

^. No ; like an holy and vir- ^eafe the Lord to fhorten ^eit 
tuous Paftor, he joined byfcrvent Days of Wretchedndsi Cb^. v. 
Prayer with them, that it would : ^ . 

Ajin ffits before Pei and the Reafon not being decided^ fox Novdty^s 
Sake, I 'have here given* the whole Alphabet in Verie. 

Mepb^ Beth, Giml^ DaUtb^ He^ 

Wau, Zaytn^ Hetb, Teib, TJ-od, Cafh 
- Lamed f Memf*Nun^ Samieb, J^-Wp re. 



Tke Book of ^heTrophef EZEKIEL. 

dkim did voluntarily fubmit to 
the King of Saheh 2nd there- 
fore, to excule the Prophet, God 
gives him a new kind of Pro- 
phecy. ' 

Qs, Jtfier nxhat fart? 

A. A Hand appears and deli- 
vers him a Book. 

(i. What was written in tie 
Sook? 

A. Woe and Lamentation, 
chap, ii, ip. 

Qt: What was he bid to do 
with the S^ook? 

A. Eat it, /. e, imprint the 
Words thci'cof in his Heart, 
chap. iii. i. 

Q. Are nene fit to he Go^s 
Mefferigsrs but Judo as receive 
his Word into their Hearts ? 

A. No, and mcctttate thcrc- 
;on ; which is called an Eating. 

Q. How was the Tafte cf ii 
in Ezrekier^ Mouth ? 

A. As fweet as Honey, ijer. 5. 

Q, 2)id the People regard hii 
J^effage? 

A, Astheydonow-a-daysOod's 
Prcadiers, very fl^htly. : 
(^ff^ashe difcomftrted thereby • 



C H A t>. L to X. 
Q- J^Here was Ezekiel cah 

'^^ led to profhefy ? 
. A. God called him in Chaldean 
at the Tim? when ^/ehoiakim^ 
King of Judah^ his Mother, and 
many others, lived in Captivity 
yxnitxNebuchadnezar^ ch. 1. ii. iii.' 
' Q^To what End\ ' 

A. To aflure them, tho' they 
.'had. yielded themfelvcs Prifoners 
, to the King of Sabylony and-had 
lived in Servitude to him five 
[Ye^rs, yejt the X^ord would re* 
jmeii)jber his*Promife, and .bring 
.thejtn.home. again* 
*Q^2}id>they diflruft him ^ 

A. Tes;^ and began to mur- 
.mun '• • . 

• Q^ 75' /V not faidy Chap ii. 2. 
^he Lord ififpired Ezekiel to 
fpeak-uftto them for their Com- 
fort?' ' : ;-. 

u4f. Yes 5 fuch was GodVgittat 
'Mercy, and their Weaknds of 
Faith. 

. Q. Z)/W ifkot Ezekiel prophefy 
before? 

A. Yes: Aiid by the Coun- 
fcl of hlin abd Jeremiah ^ Jehoi- 



1?' 



E Z E KIEL. 157 

j£ No ; God cmboldenM faim, « u^. As fare as I live, faith th^ 

iukI gave him a Fore-head. as Lord, I will bring you from the 

hard as Adamant, to out-face People, ,and will gather you ou^ 

their Rebellion, ver* 9. of the Countries wherein you arc 

Q. What if he had been dif- fcattered,. with a mighty Hand, 

iouraged^andgivenway to their aod with an out-ftretched Arms 

Sin ? and in my Wrath poured out, 

A. Then the People dying in chap. xx. 33, 34. * 



their Sins, their filood (hould 
have been required at his Hands, 
ver 1%. 

Q, Who may take heed by this 
Leffonf 

A. All idle and illiterate Mi- 
nifters. . 

K^Sut he teaching them^ and 
they not repenting^ how then ? 

A. Their Blood ihall be upon 
their own Heads, ver. 18, 



CHAP. X. to XX. 

Qi ^Jter Jehoiakim and the 
reft were kd intoCaptivhyy thofe 
that remained fiittin Judea ibow 
did they live\ 

A. Like Murderer? and Ido^ 
laters, cbap.xi. 6: 

Q: Who mijkd them ? 

j^. Jazaniah the Son of Zur^ 
zvA Velatiah the Son of Sena- 



CLHowdidEzckielpropheJy Jan. 
theSDeftruSion of Jctufalcm ? Q. What did they boaft cf% 

A. By the Parable of his Haii^ A^ That Godha^ utterly for- 
the one Partwhereof they fhould faken thofe that were in Capti-* 
bum, the other cut with a Sword,^ vity, and given the Land .unto 
and fcatter the third in the Wind, . them, in Poflefli'on, ver. 1 5 . 
$hap. v. a. , < Q. How was that Reproach 

Qi ^hat did this Jhtify ? p^nified ? 

A, That one Part of the People jL Telatiah^ one of thci^ chief 
fhould die thro* Famine, thcle- Prinzes, was ftruck with fudden 



cond be flain, the third ^d into 
Captivity, v^r. 12. 
Q^ All this is 
how doth he comfort them ? 



!Death, «;tfA 13. 

Q;^ What may we karn by that. 
Example ? 

A. That it is dangerous to mif^ 



A. By ftiewing that a Rem- judjze of God's fecret Judgfnents^ 
want ftiould be faved, and they Q. What doth Ezcfcicl fay ar 
fhould be difpleafed at their Sins, gainfl falfe Prophets ^- 



and find Mercy,'^*^?^ . vi, 8 
(^ How did God deliver that 

Remnant in time rf Vengeance * 
A. By letting a Mark upon 

theni, whereby they are known, 

as he doth upon all his £}eA, 

cha£' ix. 9. 
Q. What are the Prophets 

W^ras ofthjtir SDeUverame ? 



A, That they fhp^^d be. con- 
fumed in the Mjdft of their Va- 
nities, chap. xiii. 14. ^ 
. Qi^Howdidthefal/e'Prophets, 
feduce the Teopk ? 

A, By fewing Pillows undci^ 
their Elbpws^ covering thcii; 
Heads with Vails, and dawbins 
their Buildings with untemper'd 
Mortar* X z Q^ 



ii8 



E Z E K IE t 



. Qs What is the Meaning cf 
that ? 

A. They flattered them with 
Security, aod blinded their Eyea 
with &lfe Delufions» ver. i8. 
Q. jr>by doth God fend faJfy 



leacoed Idolatry »c^. vtx. ;?; ^^ 
Qi It^illQodfmifi ,me /or 

the Sin of^ther ? 

A. Mo^ every Soul that fin^ 

neth fhall fu£r : The Son (haU 

not bear the Iniouity of the Pa- 



^rophetsandmkarnedTriacb- therj neither IhaQ'the Father 
en amongjl his People ? ^ ^ beardie Iniquity of the Son ? But 



^, For their Ingratitude, be- 
caufe they do. not heatken unto 
the true Prophets andJPreacbers 
when they have them 5 a Fault 
much to be feared in JS^igland at 
this Time, * 

' Q.What becomes of thereof le 
that hearken mto thefe ^ying 
Prophets ? • 

J. ThcY {hall be cut oflF with 
the Prophets > the Puni(hment 
of that fliall be as the Punifl> 
men^of him that feeke^h unto 
him, chap. xiv. 10. 

Q. In . the Time of Cod^s 
Wrath may the Wicked prefume 



xf Safety for heing in Company ftians fikft to ? 



the Righteoufnefs of the Righ- 
teous flfiall be upon him ^ and the 
Wickednefs of the \Vicked (hall 
be upon himfelf, ci9^^ xviii. zo. 

Qt j&fcw is itfaid then^ that 
God 'mill funijb the Sins of the 
Fathers upon the Children^ to 
the third and fourth Genera- 
tiont 

, ^. That is meant, if the Chil- 
dren continue in tibeSiniB of their 
Fat^ps, or ia fome tcnaporal Pu- 
niftimenr^ fuch as nfe.JLofib of 
Goods^ which their Fathers got 
by unlawful Mcansw 

Q. fFhat are ttrfrnitftl^Ckri- 



'with the Godly ? 

A, No : For if,, faith the 
Lord of yudah, I fend mjr Sword 
through this Land, and lav unto 
it, Deftroy both Man and Bcaft 
in it 5 though 2A7^)&,f9i;;;/#>^ aod 
JoB were in the Midft of it, they 
fitould deliver neither Son nor 
Daughter, but their own Souls, 
by their Righteoufnefs, -y. ij. 18. 
: Q^ Haw doth God oftentimes 
punijh us for Sin^. 

A. Even by the fame Means by 
which we made ourfelves to iin $ 
aa Violence with Violence, Lull 
with Luft 'y and as he did with the 
JfraeliteSf when he caufed the 
JEgyptianSf jJ/yrianSyZxA Chat: 
deanSi to pumm them for Idola- 
try, axiy>ngft whoin they had 



A. To Vine-branches» whicK 
having loft, Aeir Fruit, are ut- 
terly unfit for any thing but the 
Fire* 

Q^ Jio>w detir Gpd fini Men 
before he chufes them^ 

A. In their corrupt Natnie, 
like a wretelK»l b&nf , poUuted 
in their Uoodt unable to he^ 
themfelvc^. 

Q, What doth God da to $hm 

to make them U'veK 

A. He whofe Word is Mvi 
Peed faith to dim» in their 
tif retched Eftate^ lAvBt cb* i ^ ^* 
. Q^Jf the righteous Man^ be-^ 
come mckeif iKibat is hisSj^ 
ward? 

A^ Condemtiation, 

Q^JSf the Wicked fprfake Ms 

Wi(^Kr 



E Z E K 

Wsckeiti0fs% aiti ^ve f^rightfyt 
ixibai is bis Renxfard ? 
A. Forgiveaeisy cb. x8. %^y %'}. 

CHAP. XXL toXXXVn. 

Q. WbatSin^ befiks JdohSfy^ 
hafien'd the 2)efiruSioH rfJctfX" 
ialem? 

j4. Murdering the Pcopfaets, 
oppreffiog tbe Strangers^ ttc^tSt- 
ing the Fatherlefs and Widow, 
prophaning the Siabbafbi fowing 
Difieotion, of committing Inceff, 
taking of Bribes, Ufury, and Ex- 
tortion, cb. xxii. 7,—— li. 

Q. 2)o all thefs &ns Ike at 
this 'Day? 

A* Y<», in as rank a Manner 
as they did thcn^ 

CL What is then to be feared f 

A Left we (hould be puniih«* 
ed aa they were. 

Q. r<ni ffmke before of the 
Parable oj tbe Hair^ thereby 



1 E lu %S9 

White, that took burhii^ Coals 
from the Altar, and fcatteicd 
them abroad, chap, x* 

Qj. What dqtb tbatfignify f 

A. Thebondngof tiK,*Cit> of 
Jerufakm* • 

Q,Wbat is tbe third? . 

A. The Parable of Ezekitn 
carrying forth of his Stuff oat of 
the City by Night, chap. xi. 

Q. JThat doth thatfignify f ■ 
. A* That even fo the ffraclitei 
fhould be led with their Burdens 
iAo Captivity. 

3; What is the fourth?- 
. Of eating Bread with 
Trembling, and drinkii^ Watcf 
with Blood, ^ib^r^. xii. ^ 

Q. Jfhat isfyniJSed by that ^ 
A. The Torments of Mind». 
and Affliftions of Body that 
fhould accompany the Ifraelites. 
Q: What is the fifth f 
A. Setting up a Wall, and 



Ezekiel penxxd the Manner of daubing it with untemper*dMor 
Jct^i&lcm'sOverthrow^Sbewme tsit, chap, ^ii. 



by how many Figures and l^a^ 
rabm he taught ? 

A, By fifim), whereof one be- 
ing paft before, there remains 
fourteen unfpoken of. 

Q:^ Rehearfe them in order. 
Which is the firft? 

AL The Parable of fix Men, 
that came with Swcards, and one 
with White Cloathing, with Pen 
and Ink in his Hand, ehap. v. 
' QsWhat doth that jknify ? 

A^ The fierce Soldiers, that 
fhoutd enter into J%r/^//{/^97i; and 



by him in White, the Mercy of into the Fire. 



Q:. What doth thatfenify^. 

A. The fajfe 2>oarnte of the 
Prophets, when one told a Lie, 
another would maintain it. 

Q. What is thefixfb ^ 

A. The Parable of the Vine 
without Frgit, chap. xv. 

Q. What doth tbat^nify? 

A. That xijerufaim, which 
was the Congregation that God 
had taught, did not bring forth 
the Fruit of good Living, ac- 
cording to his Dodrine, like the 
barren Vine, it fhould be thrown 



tbe Lord to mark fuch asfhould 
be faved. 

Q^Whatisihefecond? • . 

A^ The Vifion of ^ Man in 



QJVhat is thefeventh f 
A. The two Eagles, chap^ xvii. 
Q^What doth that fignify? 
AL '^he two Kings of ^ypt 



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E Z E K 1 B L. 



MxidSahkmf ofdain'd for the 
Scourge oijerufakm. 

Q, mat is tie eighth ? 

JL The Parable of theXion 
tad the Lion's^helps, that were 

fiventorawn and devour, and 
t Jaft were taken in Trails, 
Cbap.xisi. 
Q. What doth thatf^nify r 
A. By the Lion is fignified 
Joboacbaz^ and by the Whelps 
his two Sons Jeboiakim and 
yeboiakin^ which devoured the 
Blood of the Prophets, and a\ 
laft were ajl three taken in the 
Snares of the Kings oi Egypt and 
Saiyhn. 
Q.What is the ninth f 
J. The Parable of the Foreft, 
conlTumed with Fire. 
QJVhat doth that f^nify r 
A. Jerufakmj compared to a 
Foreft, {hould be confumed with 
Fir^ chap, xxxu 

QJV'hat is the tenth ? ' 
' jf. The Pkrable of the two 
Sifters, Aholah and AhoUbahy 
which were protid, laicivious^ 
and ipcontinmt. 
Q. What doth that fignify ? 
A. ThtKiDgdom of ^udah 
xod'lfraeh which became Ido- 
laters both 4 and tl^refore are 
compared to unchafte Women that 
forfake their Husbands to follow 
Strangers, Chap, xxiii* 
Q. What is the eleventh.? 
jf.The Parableof thebadShep. 
herds that fed and cloathed them* 
1^1 ves of their Flocks 5 yctne-. 
glefied the Care of them, fuffer- 
Hig.them to be fcattered and de- 
voured^ " 
Q^^JVhat doth tbatj^nify ! * 
A. Careleis Magiitrates, that 



being fet to rule and govern Peo- 
ple, fo they may live at Eafir, 
care not what becomes of their 
'Charge, but ufe them with all 
Tyranny and Cruelty, chap. 34, 

Q: What is pronouncedagainjt 
fuch M^iftratesf 

A. The Lord will rife up a* 

Sainft them, and require the 
ilood of the People ^at their 
Hands^ 

Q: What is the twe^th^ 

A. That of the Field of dead 
Bones whereunto Ezekiel was 
brought by the Spirit of Godt 
chap, xxxvii. 

QJVhat doth thatfmify^ 

A. That as God in the Sight 
cf Ezekiel did gather the dead 
Bones* together, cloathed them 
with Sinews and Fle(h, and 
breathed Life into them, raifine 
them in the perfeft Shapes <»" 
Men, as they had lived before ; 
lb lure it was, and much more 
certain, that he was able to bring 
back his Children from Cagti^ 
vity, 

Qi Ofniohat elfe is that a Sign 
tons? 

A. Of theRefurrcftionof our 
Bodies after Death. 

Q. What is the thirteenth ? . 

A. The Parable of the Seeth- 
ing Pot, wherein were divers 
Joints, which were taken out by - 
Fiece-meal, and the Pot lefe 
empty to melt upon the Coala. » 

Q. Wh$,t doth that fignify ? 

A, The hot ycngeancc ot God 
againft y<?r»/i/#«i J thedeftroy- 
ing of the People by little and 
little, and trying of the Remnant 
like Metal in the Fire. 

Q. What is the fourteenth .^. 



E Z E K I E L. 



i6i 



Jl. The Parable of the Death 
of JBe^iiefsWife. 
Q^ What datb tbatfignify f 

ji.. That as God took from 
htm her that was thePleafure of 
hia £yes$ fo would he polatc 
his Sandaary, that was the Pride 
and Pleafure of the IfraeUtes^ 
cbap^xsKTi. 

Q. jigainftwbatftrange No* 
tions dotb Ezekiel fropb^y ^ 

J. hgdiiA the jmmmites^Mth 
ahiteSi IdtmeanSf ^biUftines^ 
Syre, Zidon^ Effyptians^ Ajfy- 
Tiani^ Gcj^'and 'Mag<^*^ and in 
them, agunft all the Enemies of 
God's Church. 

Q. Wbat Hi Ezckiel propbefy 
againft tbefe People ? 

A. Beftrudion* becaufe they 
rejoiced at the Miiery of his Peo- 
ple, and were as pricking Thorns 
to the Houfe oi IfraeL 
Q^Uow Jbouldtbey be deftroyed f 

A. In the lame Manner that 
they bad deftroy'd the7e?w5, and 
with more Cruelty, by theS/r^- 
hfiians. 

Q. Of tjohat Confon did Ezc- 
• kicl prophefy^bejides the Return 
gftbejcwst 

A. Of the Coming of Chrift, 
the true Shepherd, mat /hould 
^ve his Life for his Sheep, 
cbap. xxxiv. 2a. 

Q. 7%at and all other Slef- 
/wgs qf^ Gody why are they be- 
/lowed upon us ? 

ji. Not for our Dcferts, but 
thrpQ^hthe Mercy of GoA^chap* 
.«xxvi. tz. 

C H A P, XXXVIL to XL. 
Qj fFbat doth Ezekiel pro- 
fbe/y in tbefe loft Chapters f 



J. Of there-edifrhifiof the 
City and Temple df God« of tha 
Service and orderly Government 
that Ihould be amongft them, at 
had been before. ^ 

Q. fybat is meant bytbeWa-- 
ters Ezekiel/iiw ijjue cut eftbt 
Temple? 

A. The Graces that fhould be 
beftow'd upon the Church under 
the Kingdom of Chrift, chd^» 
xlvii. I. 

Qi^lFbat is meant by the riflng 
cf the Waters? 

jf. That God's Graces (hould 
increaie, not decreafe, cb. Ixii .^ 
.0^ What by the Atultitudeif 
Trees that flood on the one Side 
and on the other of. the Waters? 

A. The Multitude of thofe that 
(hould be refrefhed by the Doc> 
trine of Chrifl. 

Q. What by the Meeting of 
thoje fever at Waters in one Sea f 

A, That all the World (hould 
be refrefhed by the GofpeJ, and 
be as it were one Temple to the 
Lord. 

Q;^ Wbat is meant by the . 
Whokfomenefs of the Waters ? 

A. The Purity, and Wholei- 
fomenefs of the Dodrine of the 
true Church. 

Q. What by the Kfiters ? : 

A. God's Preachers. 

Q, What by the Mitituderf 
Tifhesf . • . 

A, The Number of Heairrs. 

Q. What by the Marfoes and 
miry Places ? 

A. The Wicked and the Re- 
probate. 

Q. What by the Fruitfuinefs 
of Trees that grew on each Siae ! 

A. Tho. Profperity of .the 
Faithful. Q4 



t6% JE 2 E JC I E L 

Q. B^Uthii ^rofbetfdid Gdd Kimfelf to liis GommiAoot 
tot0 4Tyfe^Chri^f faying, Son of Mtnlfcndthcci^^c* 

^. Bccao^4iewa«c8Uedby inaVifioa 

the 

. Swtitl tt as maeh as to fay, theSMa^h or Fower^r tht totA^ or dnd 
fcengtheofd hf the Lordi iriio tells Uta, «ki/. tii, 7^ 9. tkat he (hoall 
have a Forehead harder than FJin^ S^(* Hclw^ bom in the Land of 89^ 
r4ra% as EfifiMm, aad dthers; affirm. His Father's Name was Btna, of 
^e I^aoe of the High Priefts, and ifUi both Prophet and nidk^ and began 
to prophef/ when jn Mefap^iMma^ A. M. .3^9; as we mby learii from tke 
Words of his Inm>du£tion, O/ap. i i« a, 3, He was taken Capthre with 
ytehoniab. King of Judab^ in 3405, continued to 34}0» before Chrift $70 
¥ears» and 1 4 Years after the taking of Jetufahm. Qne Day as he (at a* 
inong the Captives on the Banks of the River Chehar^ he had a Vifion» 
wheft'oin the Lord appeared unto him upon a Throne, and there fedned to 
Jiim^bea Boo^ rolled up, and he did eat it; after'whtchhewentamongft 
Kis Brethren, and conthiued to monm aAd weep for feveii Days ; ai^ the 
Lord dire^ed hii Word to hhn, and made him the Watchman c^his People. 
Kis Writings havd never been diiputed by either Jews or Chriftian^, nor 
their A^thofky ddubted by Hereticks themfelves. lie was led away Cap- 
lira i>y JehoiachiH CD Bahybn, where he reproved his Fellow Captives for 
all their Crimes, ^c, . He finiibed his Years with a Croiwn Of Af artyrdom» 
' as Ihrotbeus r^ords, which is thas preferved in the R^tfOm Martytokgy. * 
. «< This Day is the;Feftival of the Pr^het £jsnbW, who was fiain at-Aii^- 
t(!n by a Judge of the People of Ifraei^ for reproving their Idolatry; and 
ivas buried in the Sepulchre of his fathers, Sbem^ Jrpkaxa4» AlfrkbaWf Jkc. 
$enjamn Juiela tells us in his Travels, tiiat he faw a magnificent Maa^ 
laum at feme Leagues from Bagdat^ upon the Banks of the Cbaboras^ which 
w^s- the Prophet Ezekiffs Tomb, and was frequented every Year by the 
Heads of the Captivity ; and riot only a Place of I>evotion for the yewt, 
but for the Per/tans, Medes, andfcw Abundance of Muffe/mep, who go thi- 
ther to make their Prefents and perform their Vows, and is in iingular Ve- 
neration among the People, fo chat their very Armies never touch it. There 
are fixty Towers belonging to it, and a Synagogue iti each, and G||)on the 
Top of ihh^Mau/ffl^eum was a famous Library. There is alfo a Lamp con- 
tinually burning upon the Prophet's Tomb, and the* Head of the Captivity 
Xif jB^dat is at the ^xpence of keepmg it op. This Pilgrimage condnues 
ftill it this Day with much Devotion. . Near it is another Bdiie^ bqilt by 
y^fbrnabf when Ewl'Moradacb reftor'd him to Liberty. The Rortrait of 
\Je(;b0mabi^ with all the O/Ticers that attended him, in the Rear of V^hom 
was the Prophet ExtHe/. was (till to be feen in the TvM^figi^aitUm r«w 
y<$i7,in9aaqf;h« Vaults Of this Edifice/' -« 



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T^BooK of jtheTrophe^D A1<J IE L. 



CHAP. L to IV. 
Qs. TT^HENivasDjimcl cattedi 
A. ^^ In thp Time that E^-. 
kiet lived, and when the yews. 
were Captive in Sabyh^. 

Q^U^ho Kvas King of Babylon ? 

udl Nehucha'dnezzdr. 

Q. B^fides the SPeople^ what ' 
did, the King bring with hifn 
from Jenrfalem ? 

.1^. The Veffels of the Temple 
of the Lord. 

CLWhat did he with them? 

-A Placed Ihcm in the Temple 
of his God, ^^<«^4 i. 2. 

Q;^ How did he difpofeofthe 
Jews? 

A. He cotDxxoLnAtA jifbpenazy 
thcMaftjsr of the Eunuchs, to 
j^ick out of the Hebrews certain 
-Sons that itiight be trained up to 
ierve him, ver. 3. viz. fDanielf 
Sidrachi Mefoach^ and j^bed- 
wgo. . 

Q. mat kind of Verfons 
JboM thofe Sons be? 

A. Such as were noble, witty, 
and of a. comely Stature. 

• Qi l^hat Jhould be done unto 
thofe young Gentkmen ? ' 

jd. They Ihould be.inftfuaed 
in the If^uage. and Ctiftom of 
the ChaldeanSj ver. 4." . 

(l^'to what 'Purpofe ? • 

• A. That fo they might for'gct 
their own Country and Religion. 

Q^ How long were they to jbe 
trained in this Manner ? 

Jt, Three Tears, ver> 5. . 

Q^ff^hat Allowance were they 
have? 



A. Meat and Drink from the 
King's Table* 

^Whowere the Chief among 
them f 

A. Danieh Sidracb^ MefoacK 
and Abedmgo* 

Q. How did thofe like the 
Kin^s Allowance. 

-^f/^bcy would not be per* 
fuaded to eat it* 

A. Beeaufc they would not be 
defiled with the Portion of the 
King's Meat, which was given 
<:hem, to niake them forget their 
acGuftom'd Sobriety^ ver. 8. 

Q. What thought the Chief of 
the Eunuchs then ?' 

A. He was afraid 'they would 
not look fo well as the reft of 
their Brethren, and fo the King 
would be ihcenfed againft him, 
*uer, 10. , 

Q^WbatdidJ)2iv{itU 

A. Intifeated jjie Governor to 
try them ten Days with Pulle 
and Water J and if at the ten 
Days End they l^ked not to well 
as their Fellowi(Plie f hould dei^l 
with them as he thought- good, 
ver: ia. ' . • 

Q^, Did their Governor con- 
fent? , 

A. Tes 5 and they were better 
like than all the reft that <lid 
eat qf the Portion of the King's 
Meat, ver. 15. • ; 
• Ct. What may we learn by 
that ? . 

.^. That with the Bleffing of 

God, the poor Man's Di(h is as 

n Z che-s 



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D A.N 1 E t. 



cherifhing as the rich Glutton's 
Delicacies. 

Q^ What Gifts did God beftow 
Upon thefefour Children ? 

A. The Gifts of Knowledge 
and Underftanding. ^ 

Ci, ^eMe thofe *ixihat ga^e he 
re> Daniel? 

A The Gift of Propbefy, and 
to interpret Dreams si^d Viiions, 
ver. 17. ^ 

Q. When they 'voere brought ' 
iefore the Kingy ho*w did he like 
them ? * 

A. He fonpd them ^ifer than 
all his Enchanters and Aftrolo- 
jgers, ver. 20. ' 
Ol What dfd the King then ? 
A, Dreamed a Dream which 
he could not remember, ch ii. i. 
Q;, Of whom did he aik Com- 
fell 

A. Of his Enchanters, ver. 2. 
Q;^ Did they tell him 'what his 
Dream was P 

A. No, they could not, v. 10. 
Q^ Ho'vo did the King take 
it\ * ** . 

A, He compianded not only 
they, but all the wife Men of 
Subel fliould be put to Death 5 
of which Nyftber was Dan/el^ 
Sidrach^MeJKfUhf and Abednego^ 
ver. 12. - 

Qfi, How did they efcape ? 
A. Daniel irttreatcd Kefpite 
of the King, and he would tell 
his Dream, and the Interpreta- 
tion thereofi 

Q. Did the King give him 
Refpite? 

A. Yes 5 and Daniel went to 
his other Brethren, and they join- 
ed in Prayer with him to their 
God, that it would pleale him 



to reveal this Myftery unto him, 
ver. i6j 17, 18. 

Q. What Succefs had they in 
their Grayer ? 

A* God fhewcd Daniel the 
Dream, and the Interpretatioa 
thereof, ^^r, 19* 

Q. What was the Dream ? 

A. An Image J the Head 
whereof was Gold, the- Breaft 
and Arms Silver, the Belly and 
Thighs Brafs, the Legs Iron, and 
the Feet part Iron and jpart Clay* 

Q. How long did it feem to 
fiand before the ^refence of the 
King ? 

. J[. Til a Stone cut without 
Hands fmote in Pi<fces, and Mat- 
tered it like the Chaff of Sum- 
mer Flowers. 

Qi What became of the Stone \ 

A. It turned to' a great Moun- 
tain, and filled the whole Earth, 
ver. 31 to 35. 

Q: What was DanielV htet^ 
pretation of the Dream P 

A, By Gold, Silver, and Brafs, 
were meant the four Monarchies 
of the .World. 

Q. Whichwas likened toGoHl 

A. The Sabyhnians. 

Q. Which to Silver ? 

A. The "Perfians. 

Q.. Which to SrafsP 

A* The Macedonians* 

Q^Which to Irpn ai^ day ? 

A. The Romans: Anda$thefc 
Metals did excel one another in 
Goodnefsj fo fhould ftie four 
Ages,, growing ftill worfc and 
worle till the Coming gfChrift. 

Q. p^hat is meant hy. the 
Stench- 

A. The Kingdom of Chrift, 
that fliduld come at the End o( 

dieie^ 



3 ji n J £: I. 



* thefe^ which ftiould overthrow 
thelait, and remain when all the 
reft were cxtinft. 

Q. How did the King reward 
Daniel for the interfreting of 
his X>r earn ^, 

A. Made him a great Man, a 
4jhief Ruler over the Province of 
Sabelf 

Q: In thiy Trofperity^ did 
'S>9mA forget his Srethren ? 

A. No^ he made Requeft to 
the King for them, and he ad- 
vanced them likewife to great 
Offices. 
CX^IrknvhatVlace^ 
A* In the Province of Sabel^ 
but 2)anieli^t as Chief Judge in 
the King's Gate, ver. 49. 
Q. Wfoat befel afterward f 
A. The King fet up an Image, 
and commanded it to be wor- 
Ihippcd. 

Q, Where did he fet it up ? 
A. In the Plain o(2)ura. 
. Q. W^hat was the Penalty of 
them that ^did not bcw to this 
linage? 

I ji. To be burnt in a fiery Fur- 
nace.. 

Q^To^^hat End did the King 
ordain this Cerentony ? 

ji. Becaufe he feared the yewis 
by their Religion would have 
alteFd the State of his Common- 
wealth'^^ and therefore he meant 
to bring all to one kind of Re* 
ligion. 

Qi Who refufed to worfiip 
this Ima^e ? 

^. Stdrach^' Mejbach and 
jihednego. 

Q^ mw were the^ dealt with ? 
^- Acculed, and brought be- 
fore the King. 



i<?5 

. Q^^Why brought they mt Dsi-^ 
niel as well as them ? 

A, It feemed they were tifraid 
to accufc him, by rcaibri of his 
great Favour and Authority with 
the King. 

* Qi What did the King to 
Sidrach, Meftiach, ^nd Abed* 
nego? 

A. Threatned them firft ; but 
when they would not yield, he 
commanded them to be bound, 
and caft ' into the burning Fur- 
nace. 

Q. Were they deflroy'd by the 
Fire? 

A. No; their God in whom 
they trufted frnt an Angel unto 
them, that preferyed them,- and 
burnt the King's OflScers, ch, iii. 

Qi What did this to the King? 

A. Aflonifti'd him fp^ that he 
bade them come forth. 

Qi When they came forth, was- 
anything about- them perjjh'd'? 

A. No, not fo much as an Hair 
* of their Heads 5 nay, their Gar- 
nnents retained not fo much as " 
any Scent of the Fire, ver. 27. 

Qi Why was this Miracle 
d0ne? 

A, As well to-confirmthc Faith 
of his Servants, as to make the 
King confefs the God of Heaven 
to be of Power above hisldols. 

Q. 7>id the King make ary 
fuch Qonfeffion fi 

A.YcSy and ordained a Law, 
that whofoever bJafphemed the 
God of Sidraeb^ Mefiach, and ' 
AbednegOi fhould be torn to 
Pieces, ver. 29. ' • 

Q^ ® / J the King dream agnin 
after t hi s^, 

^ He did. 



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D It n 1 E L: 



Q^'.Wha^ijoas his latter Kingdom, and lived ft v€i\ Yews 

2)redm ? among B^afts. 

^. .A Tttfe in the Midft of the Q: Why did Qod/end this Vi- 

Earth, tall and fpreading, lb that fion to the Kit^ ? 

the Fowls of the Air did build -^. To adtpunifh ki^i of Ids 

in it, the'Beaftsof the Field were intolerable Pride and Blafphemy. 

pover'd with tht Shadow, and all Q. IVas Jse cotmerted at the 

]ble&i fed of the Fruit thereof, IfUerpretauaft th^re^'i 

Then he beheld a Watchmlan -^. No 5 but continued, ftill in 

and an Angel defcending from his Pride, till God drove him 

Heaven, thgt faid. Cut down the frona his Kiogdoio 



Tree, break his Branches, ihakc 

off his Leaver, . and Icatter hi$ 

Fruit, that the Beads may flee 

f|-(^m under it, and the 5itds from 

off the Branches : Neverthelds, 

leave the Stump of the Root in 

the Earth, and bind it with a^ ^ ^ ^ 

Band of Iron amongft the Grafs, mented^ and be died in Peace, 

and let it be wet with the Dew chap. iv. 3 1 

of Heaven, and let his Portion 



•Qi When w^i he reftaredt 
. A. At tbe£ndoflevenyearB» 
when he gofrfcffed his Sin, and 
glorified God, 

Q^JVhat i^efiam vfhim after- 
ward I ' 

j§. His ^Kingdom was aug- 



be' amongft the Beafts of the 
Field, till feven TioKs be yaft 
over him, chap. iv. 8 to 1 3 . • 

Q, ^at wasJidimeVs Inter- 
fretahon ? 

A. That the Tree did re- 
prelent the King's Perfon 5 the 
Heighth, Breadth^ and Fruitful-r 
nefs thereof, his Magnificence and _^ 
Pomp 5 the cutting of it down, drink in I 
hisDifpofition to live amongft ji. The holy Veffcls of tkc 



Q:. Whojimeeded him ? 

A. Ev'i Moradacby and then 
SelJhazzaryiStt p- 91, 9a.) 

Q^What ^i<| BeHhazzar? 

^, Made a Fcaft to a Thou-* 
fand Princes, and drank Wine. 

Q. At ivMt Time ? 

J. Even when SJariushad Met- 
fieged the City* 

Q^ What a>late had be to 



the Beafts of the Field for feven 
yearsjtill he did confefs the Moft 
High to bear Rule over the 
Kingdoms of Men, and to dif- 
pofe of them according as he 
pleafeth. 



Lord, which Nel^uchadnczz^ar 

brought from Jferufalem. 
Q. Who drank in them ? ' 
A. He, his Princes, Wives and 

Concubines.' 
Q- Was God difpleafed tberer 



Q. What are "xe to believe of mth ? 
the King's being driven out A. Yes. 1 

among the Shafts ? Q. How ^d h^fim his 2)i/- 

At Not that he was truly pleafure'^ . 



was truly 
changed into a Beaft 5 but that 
his Reafon being taken Trom 
him, he was deprived of his 



A. By a Hand-wjpitinc on the 
Wall. ... 
<i^ V/hat 'xas the Writing ? 
A.God 



ji, God \k2kK\\ numbcf - ) 

if 



«<1 thy Kingdom, and > Mene. 
hath finifhed it- . 3 

Thou art weighed in 1 
the Baltance, and found >Tekel, 
top.ligh?. . 3 • 

Thy Kingdoni is di- "j 
vidcd to the Medes and C l^eres. 

d- ^ho read itl ^ 

ji^ 2)aaieL 

Q. Pf^/:?ar was his Reward ? 

^. A Purple Robe, a Chain 
of 'Gold, and to be m^de the 
third Ruler in the KingHom, 

Q: Homlqng lived Bdfliazz^r 
ajter this ? 

ji. He was flaip that Night. 

O, Who Succeeded him ^ . 

\A.2)(trius. '■ • . 

Q^ How, old w/is h^ when he 
took the Kingdom ? 

jil Threefcore and two Years, 

Q^What Favmrfomd Daniel 
^ith Darius^l . . , . 
. w4. He fna4c him one of the 
three that cummanded. an hun- 
dred and twendyGovcrnors, which 
were let over the whole Kingdom 
of Sabyhn^ chap. vi. 

Q. How did his FtlhwOfflcers 
take iff that he^ beirt^ a Stranger ^ 
Jbould be equal with them in ^ti* 
thority ? • \ 

A, They Envied him, and laid 
^ finare tQ entrap hi$ Jl.ife, 

Q. How was that \ 
'. ji. Tljey-caql'ed theKine t^ 
9)^e a Decree, ai|ij feal'it, 'hat 
^bofb^ver did prefer «^ny Petition 
cither to G^d gir Maq, for thirty 
Davr, but to the King, (hould be 
aUt into the liops l^n^ 



P 4 HI E L. t6r 

Qi How did th^ hi(^ •this 
would entrap Daniel ?. 

A, fiecaule they knew that he 
was religious, and thrice ^vei^ 



Day ufcd to pray unto hs» God. 
. Q^ ©^VDaniel/or this 2)e^ 
.crae refrain from i^r^er ? 

J. No 5 he kjiew it was bet- 
<tkt to difobey Man than God. 

Q- Where did his Enemies 
fee^ him at ^Prayer ? 

" A. In the W indow of his Houir» 
whi^h QpqM toward Jerufor 
lem. ^^ 

<i^S^id th&fireig^tway at- 
tack him ^ 

A. No; they told the Kim; 
.firft. ' 

Q. How did he take it? 
. A He was much grieved for 
Daniel. 

Qi Might he not i?ave then 
pardoned him?. 

A. He could not becaqfe qf ^ 
the Law. . 

Qi How then ? ' 

A* 2>amel was ieized and 
throwii into the Lioo^s:Den, and 
a Stone put upon the Mouth of 
the Cave. 

Q. fFhat faid the King to Da- 
niel when he was let down ? 

A. He comforted him with 
thcfc Words, Thy Gdd wJioiti 
thou always ierveft, even he wijl 
deliv^J^ tbife. 

Qj Whitper. went the King • 
then? 

^. To bis Palace. ! 
' : Q. Hoiv did he reft all Night ? 
» A'. He could not fleep, v> li 

q! What'did he in the 2\/hrn- 
in^?' • 

A, Rofeearly andcametothe ' 
Q^ve, 

CUWhat 



i(f8 D A K 1 E L. 

jQ. What faii he *xhen he of a Decree, that all Nations 
tame thither ? ftiould tremble and fear before 

A. Cried aloud, and asked 2)^ the God of Daniel, 
mel if hisGod had delivered hinn. Q^ What was the firfi Vtfion 

Q: What arjfwered Daniel ? that Daniel faw f 

A. That God had lent an An- 'A. The Vifion of the four 
gel and ftopped the Mouths of Beafts. 
the Lions, wr. £ 2. Q: What is ufiderftood by^that^. 

Qs^ Was Daniel then taken up ? A. The Monarchies befoiic fpo- 

urf- Prcftntly, and his Accufers, ken o£ / 

their Wives and Children^ caft Q. Of the four isohiahivas the 
down in his ftcad. 'voorjl ? 

Q. Bm did 0§^ Zions ufe A. The Roman Monarchy. 
ibem^ ^ Q^f^hy? 

A. Tore them in Pieces. . A.^ Becaufe in it fprang up Atf 

Q^ fThat did this Mraek moft Perfecutors of the Church 
work in Dariiis? . ^^ ^^> ^^^f* ^^* *?• 

^. Great Joy, and Publication 
• • ' . , CHAP. 

Darnel, the Prophet of the Lord, was defcendeil from the Royal Family 
of Da<vtdy ,and was t^ken into Chaldea in the fourth Year of Jehoiakim^ 
King of Judah, A, M. 3398, before Chrift 6oz, at the Age of abou^ 
twelve Years, and prbph^ed to Ac End of the Captivity, which was in 
riie Year $^69: 

The firft Occalion on whiph Daniel made an eminent Difcovcry of his 
Wifdom, was" in the Deliverance of Su/annah, a Widow Woman, A. M. 
'5401, who was by the Elders accufed 'unjuftly^ and condemned to die-; 
(fuppofing this Book to be his, fee, the lliftory of Su/annah, Apocbtypba.) 
The Year following he (hewed Nebucbadneiacar\i Divam of a great Statub 
of Gold ; the fame Prince's Dreajjs of a great Tree» winch was cut down 
.to the Root in 3434. The next Year Nepucbaduez&ar ran mad, and ima- 
^ned himfelf to be an Ox. In 3443, he afcended the Throne again, when 
. the Golden Statue ereded by this Prince might have happened.. Domz^I 
Jiad the Vifion of the four Beafls in the. Beginning of Beljbkzzar*^ Reign, 
A- M. 3446. In ^448, he had that of the Ram and the He-goat, who 
pufh'd their Horns one at the other. His other Vifiohs, fet down in die 9th, 
loth, 1 ith and 12th Chapters, we rekr to the Year 3449, in the Begin- 
jiing of the Reign of Darias the l\fede. The Hiftory of Be/l and the Dira- 
^on, fuppofing them to be his, are recorded to have happened in the Reign 
of Cyrus, about the Year 3468. • 

* Tho* it be granted that Daniel did ftev^ exercife the PoHidt Calling or 
Funaion of a Prophet,* in the Quality' of an Ecclefiaftical Perfon ; yet his 
£||ok hath always been received as canonical, and comprehends two general 
rSirts, the one hiflorical and the other ptophetical i contaifiing moft Special 
and admirable Predidipns of the .State of die World and the Church, horn 
)ns Time until Chriil's Coining m tite Fleih ,- gather^ ter himfelf, and pnbi- 
' liih'd 



DANIEL. 



CHAP. VIII. to XII. 
Q* What nvas DsimcVs fecond 

Vifion? 

A. The Ram with two Horns, 
and tht Goat with one. 

Q. What is underftood by the 
Ram nvith two Horns^ 
" A. 2)arius and his two King* 
doms of the Medes and Terfians. 

Q. What underftand you by 
the Goat with one Horn ? 

A. Ale-^atidery fole King of 
Macedonia'^ thatflewZfe?r/»5, and 
became Mo-nrch of the World. 
, Q. Wtojucceeded Alcxapder ? 

J. The Empire was divided 
into four Parts by four of his 
Princes; v/hcrcof Caff irider had 
^Macedonia 3 Seleucus^ Syria 5 



16^ 

AntigomSy A/la the Lefs \ and 

TtokmeuSy J^ypt. 

' Q^ ^ho /ucceededSclcuQixs^ 

A. Hi's Son Jntiochus, 

Q^ What was he^ 

A. A great Pcrfccutor of the 
Church, chap. viii. 12. 

Q^ How was he fut do^tm ? 
. A. By the Hand of God, 

Ch 2)id Daniel fee the Enf 
&f their Captivity ? ^ 

A. Yes, and was told in a 
Vifion how many Years it Ihould 
be from the building of the Tem- 
ple to the Coming of Chrift. 

Q. Howmany Tears fiouid that 
be? 

A. Four hundred thirty^fbut 
Years. 



IKhMin this Book, namely, the twdve canonical Chapters of Daniel, writ* 
ten partly in Hibnnv, partly in Chaldee, He fpeaiks Uebrevi where he 
delivers in a bare Narrative ; but he relates his Converfations whtdi he 
Had with the Magicians, the. Kings Nebuchadttexsuir, Beltfikxxar^ and 
Darius^ the MeiUt in the Country Language. 

The other Books which have been long contefted, w'ss. the Stories of 5k- 
fama^ and of Bell and the Dragon, ^c. the Church of England has excluded 
from any Place in her facrcd CancHi of the Word of God, which (he has re- 
ceived and eftablifhed upon the beft grounded Authority of found Reaiba 
and the pareft Antiquity : For thefe Additions were never found in anjr 
other Language but the GreeJ^, and never received into the Je^Jb nor 
Chriftian Canons, tiU for fome Purpofe of their own; the EmifTaries of Po- 
pery admitted them into, the Canon of their Church, by Authority of the 
Council of Trent. 

It^s believed that Daniel died in Chaldea at Babylon^ being well fettled, 
with great Power in the Perfian Empire ; and herein St 'Epipbanius is follow- 
ed by the generality of Hiftprians : Others think he died at Su/a, where he 
paiTed a good part of his Life, and had many Vifions. Benjamin of Tmkla 
selates, that his Monument in his Time was ih^n at Cbuzefian^ which is the 
ancient Su/a 1 but th? Time of DemeP% Death is not known. . 



^ 



TheBooKofifheTrof^fUOST^A. 

CHAP. L to VI. in Sin, we #rc not God*s People. 

(V JJ/Heft didKok^propheJy^. Q. mat is the Fruit of Sm ? 

yf^^ J. In the Days of 17- jd. Deftruftion. 
^iaifi ^othamy jdhaz^ and Heze- Q. What caufeth^eftruBion ? 
kiah^ Kings oijuia^ and in tb6^ A. Want of Knowledge, r^^?/>. 
Days of Jereboam King of .J^^c/, *'iv.6. 
cbap.u'i' '• .' Q^Howcometh'wantofKntrj)^ 

Q^Howhigdidheprophefy% ledge % 

A. Seventeen Years. A. By negleaing God's Word- 

K^JVhereinpodhisDoBrinA ^ What do ^joe fatt into for 

A. In alluring and (Interring, nxihfit cf Knowledge ? 

Q. How did he allure the -^- I«^^o all Manner of Sins 5. 
People? ' • us fwearing, lying, killing, fteal- 

j4. By the Swectnefs of God's ing, and whoring, ver. 2, 3. 
^romifes. ' Q^What is requifite for pre- 

Q^ What to do? venting of tbefe Evils ? 

A. To obey and love him. . A. Inftruftion from the Learn* 
' Q_ How did.he deter them? ed. . 

A, By threatningGod'sPlagues Q. What wilt the Lord do to 
to fall upon them, for their vici- the Minifter that is not abk to 
jbus and wicked living. inJtruB ? 

Q. Was Idolatry ufed in thofe A, Cafthim-off. 
SDays ? Qi ^l^^^ ^0 the Teofky that 

A. Very much, both in the Sy- , leing infiru6led,do not follow it ? 
nagoguc and otbcir Places. A. The fame, ver. 6. 

XI What doth the "Prophet n rx a ri\rx ^ y\\T 
iaUjhe Synagogue ? \ C HA P VL '^ ™^ 

A. Diblaim, f . e. Rottennefs. Q, What is the Frmt of Af 
' <i. What doth he call the fiiSionl r \ 

People? -^- I^ caufeth us to leek to 

A. Gomer, /. ^e. Corniption, God, as the wounded to thrPhy- 
%he Daut^hter of Rottennefi. fician. 

Q, Why doth he ufi thefe Q:. Will God 1?e ready to re- 
X^rms^. ceiveus^. 

A. To fhew the Filthinefs of A. Jts 5 and to heaj us, as he 
their Idolatry, didliurt us. 

Qj^" What is the Fruit of that Qz, How mujl we come unto tbs 
• Corruption ? I^ord ?' ' 

A. Lo-ammi, i. e. not my A. With Obedience m Heart 
People. towards him, and Love towards 

Q, W^at is underjioodby that ? our Neighbour, chap. vi. 6. 

A. That fo long as we delight Q. How will he entertain us ? 

-<^. He 



H O S 

A, He will be our God, and 

wefhallbe his People, ^>&. ii. a 3; 
He will be join'd unto us as the 
Bridegroom to his Bride, never 
to belcparatcd, ver. 20. 

Q. *But ij 'voe come not to him^ 
ijohat iJiill he do^. 

A. He will forlakc us as we 
forfake him. 

Q:, Of ivhat Cotjtinuance are 
the AffliBions of his iPeople ? 

J; Of. hut a Moment, of a ve- 
ry Jhort Stay. 

Q..Give mje a Trogf? 

j4. Afxcx two Days he will re- 
vive usVin the third he will raile 
us \Ji^yChap,\'u2. 

Q. To 'jxhat is, the Rigbtemif" 
nefs of Man compared? ' 9 • 

A. To ^ MqfnmgCloud, which 
foon dries up. 

Q. !Fd?r iphat doth the '^fo- 
fhet cotnfldin a^ainjl the King. 

A. For Surfeiting and Excefs, 
cjoap. vii. 4. 

Q^ What againfi the Teo- 
fleP 

A. For flattering the King in 
his Wickednefs, ver. i. 

Q'. What elfe ? • • . 

A. When they cried they did 
not cry to him, ver. 4. \vhen they 
fought Help, it was at the Hands 
of Men, v^r. II. 

* Q. How dcfth God deal with 
uSy when ii'e -fly from hini to the 
HelpofMen? 

A, Spreads a Net before our 
Feet, and entangles us in our own 
Devices^'y^r. i%, 
. Q.- Whither did Ifrael fly for 
Help? 

A. Tb E^pt. 

Q. Whatfomd they there?- * . 

A. Nettles in their- pJc^ant; 



E A. 171 

Places, land Thorns in their Ta- 
bernacles, chap. ix. 6. 

Q. How w^rc they plagued at 
Home ? 

A. With Famine and Slaugh- 
ter. 

. OK How with Famine ? 

A. The Flour and the Wine- 
prefs did not feed them, and the 
new Wine failed them, v^.z. 

(Xl How with Slaughter ? 

A. Ephraim (faith the Lord) * 
fhall bring forth his Children to 
to the Murderer, ver.i^. anifli 
chap, xivi I. . ' . . 

(i. Was this the lafi of their 
^unipmentsl ^ \ 

A. No^ Samaria^ thechi^ 
City of Ifraely was deftroy'd as 
the Foam upon the Waters, chap^ 
X. 7. and the reft of the Cjtic* 
the Sword fellupon and. devour- 
ed them, chap, ku 6. 

Q: What became of the ^eo^ 
fle,thatfurviijcd? 

A. They tvere led Captive into 
Af/yria, ver.*5. 

Q. How doth God expre/s the 
Terror of his ^udgmenrs agaihjl 
the Wicked ?: 

A. In comparing himfelf to a 
Whirlwind, them to CKaff 5 him- 
i<lf to a Lyon, and them to .his 
Prey, whom he will fcatter and 
devour, chap, xiii. tf, 7. 

Q. How doth he exprefs his 
Favour to the Godly ? 

.A. He will fay to Death, 1 
will be thy Death, anc! to the 
Grave, I will be thy Deftraftion, 
for their Deliverance, <ver. 1 4. 

Q.' ifow do the Wicked mea- 
fure the. Favour Gf God ? 

A. By oiuward ProfperJcy, 
'chafkxri.%, 

o '"A a , - Q. Hcv 



172 y E L. 

Q* Korod do the Godly meafure 
the Favour of God? 

A. Hy inward Graces. 

Q4, How mi^ht Samaria, and 
the ixhok Kingdom of Ifrael, 
have avoided their Ruin ^ 

. :^. By hearkening to the Pro- 
phet, that told them of it 'long 
beforf. 

Q: Are not ive ddmpnijbed in 



the like Manner in thefe tDays 

A. Yes. 

Q^Sywhom^ 

A. By Gbd's Preachers. 

Q. What inufl we learn f 

A. By the Harms that fell to 
Ifraelyto avoid the like threatned 
to us, if we forfake not 
Wickednefs. 



our 



Hofea^ Son of Beeri, prophefied before the Captivity of die ten Tribes, 
.in the DsLys of Uzsdab^ A.M. 31 94, and was the firft of the minor Pro- 
phets, except yottah ; he continued to the Deftradlion df Samaria, A. M. 
^283, or perhaps longer ? and^ according to his Threatnings for the great 
and crying Sins of the Ifraelites, (of which they repented not) in all Proba- 

. bility he lived to fee it come brought them. The Example of the Marriage 
of the Prophet Hofea with a Common Harlot and Adalterefs, by the Com- 

' mand of God, Chef, i. and iii. was only ix|^ginary : For tho^ it be not al- 
ways pofitively laid down in thefe Narrations, that the Thing done was in 
-a yifion ; yet the Nature and Scope of Prophecy requi^, that Things 
ihould be thus.aded in Imagination, to imprint more deeply upojri the Un- 
derftanding of the Prophet, as by the Example of Abraham, when God 
appeared to him in a Vifion, Gen. xxv 1.5. where he is'fhewn the Stars of 
Heaven in thelluitting up of the Evening ; yet by the 12th andj'^^h Verfes, 

. we find it was in the Day-time, and the Sun not gone dowA. Likewi/e 
Ezekiel eating a Roll given him of God, Chap, iii. his ta^iig a Tile and 

.drawing Jerufakm upon it, l^c. Chaf. iv. I doubt hot but i(,wsH be univer- 

. fally allowed, according to my* Argument to thefe PropJIjcics. * * 



The- Book of the^ Trophet ] O E L. 



CL U/^HAT'doth Joel tench f 
^^ A. Repentance, 

A. By telling Judah of her 
.great Plague that was fellen up- 
qn them for their Sins. . 

Q*, What was the 'Plague ? 

A. Famine. ^ ^ 

Q. In what Manner f . • ' 

.A. Thehr Corn and Fruit 

.Trees were deftroy'd by Cater- . 

pillars, and other canjcerous- 

norms, J:M/',i..4» 



Q. What^ was the efficient 
Caufe of this ^Plague ? • 

A. Drunkqiriels and Surfeit- 
ing, ver. 5. * 

(^IVhat was .the EffeS ? 

\A. Me« howled, and Cattle 

pined, -y^T. 10, i8. 

, Q. What is the Means to a- 

void fuch and the like ^Plui^ues'^ 

^. Repentance a^nd Prayer, 
ver. 14- 

. <i. :But Judah not reforming 
by this 'Plague^ what other doth 

Joel 



AM 

^oA prophefy Jball fait upon 
them ? 

ji. The Sword. 

Q. Sy nxhofe 'Hands ? 

A. The King of thh J0rians. 

01 Whaf kind of a Man doth 
he defer ibe him to be^, 

A. One before whofe Face' 
fliould ftand Terror, and behind 
his BackDeftruflion, ch. ii/S/^J^. 

Q. Honjo doth he teach them to 
avoids this Vlague f 

A. By Repentance likewife 
and Prayer. 



OS. 173 

. Q. What doth the Lord pro- 
mife if we do repent. 
. A. For Scarcity, Abundance :. 
I will fend you Corn, and Wine, 
and Oil, (iaith the Lord) and 
yqu fhall be fatisficd, vcr, i p. 
and for War, Peace : I will re- 
;move far from you your Ene- 
mies, v^r. 20. • 

Q:^ What doth he promife ber 
fide? 

A. Increafe of fpirilual Grace> 
and the Cohfufion of th«m that 
were their Enemies,^)b. iii. 17,18. 



JoeU Son of Pethuel^ propheiied about the fame Time as Jeremiah and 
ZephgLtiiahy MXi^tt Jojiahy &mgo£ Jtu^aL Arch-bilhop C^^r, in his An- 
nals, A.M. 3197, maketh mention of thefe Prophets ^ not being pladed 
according to the Time wherein they lived. J^el might hdve prof^efied 
before Amos, who was cotemporary with Uzziah ; he likewife fore- 
tells that Drought, chap. i. which Amoi mentions as aduaUy come to pa&» 
chap. iv. 7, 8, 9. . But to that Argument it .may be a&fwered, that the 
Drought there fpoken of might probably be peculiar to the Kingdom of 
I/rae/. .. , • 



Tke B 00 K 0/ the Trophet A M O S. 



Q^r\F ijohat^irth t»as Amos? 

^^ A. A poor .Herdman's 
Son. 

Q. Where was he born ? 

A. At T'ecoa^ a poor Tpwn,fix 
Miles from Jejcujakm. 

Q. In whofe 2)ays did he pro- 
phefy f 

^. In the Days of Uzziah^ 
King of Jifda^i -^xA Jeroboam^ 
IfJiwg of If rael. 

Q. How doth he procure Au- 
thority to his 2)o£iHney conJiJer- 
ihg he was offo mean a ^aren-- 
tage ? 

A. By faying that his Words 
are the Words of God, c/b, iii. 3. 



^Q. Againjl whom doth hefird 
prophejy? 

A. Ag^m&.^amafcuSyt\iQ^h$' 
lijlinesy Tyre^ the Idiimeans^ 
Amorites Sind Moabites. 

Qj, What was his ^urpof^'in 
that ?\ ^ 

A,.To fhew, if -God punifhed 
the Sins of fuch as had icarce any 
Knowledge of him, much more 
would he afHift the yewSyWh^m 
he hacl from Age to Age nurfcd 
up in his Difcipline. 

Q:, Againjl whom doth he next - 
prophejy ^ 

A. Againft the Kv^gdoms of 
Jfracl a,nd yudah. 

.^A a i, QjKCbat 



174 AM 

Q. What Sins of theirs doth 
he find out? • - 

• ^, Cruelty, Prefumption, Se- 
curity, and want of Pity, hoard- 
ing up of Corn, and Covetoul- 
nels. ' * 

Q. How m:er€ they cruel ? 
• ^, They turned Jufdgrnent irito 
Wormwood,/.*^, inftead of Equi- 
ty, they executed Op^reflion, 
chap, V, 7^ . * , 

Qi tFhat wa-s their Tunijb- 
tnent fbr that Sin ? 

-<^. They ihould build lloufes, 
and not dwell in them, and plant 
Vineyards, and not eat the 
Grapes thereof, -uer. XI. , 

CX^JVIoyF 

A. Becaufe the Foundation 
was laid by the Ruin of the Poor.' 

Q;^ Ihiv ijcere they frefump- 
tuousf 

A. Notwitiiftanding God's 
Threatnings, they ftilt thought 
themlelves innocent. 

Q^How doth he reprove that 
Sin^ * 

* jf. By aiking a Qiieftion. 

a. What is The ^uejlion ? • 

A^ Can a Trumpet be blown 
in the City, and the People not 
be afraid ? i. e. Can God by his 
Prophets cry out againft Sin, and 
the h^eople think there is no Sm ? 
chap ill. 6. 



s. 

Q^ Hoiv iteTe they fecure f 

^..Thcy ftretch'd tbemfclvcs 
upon BedsK.bf Ivory, eat the 
Lamb$ of , the Flock,, had Mu- 
fick^ drunk Wine in Bowkj but 
na Man pitied r the Poor, ch^lp• 
vi. 4> 5^ <^- 

• Q^What is the Tunifimertt of 
fuch "People? 

A. Their Feafts fhall b^ turn- 
ed jnto Mourning, their Songs to 
Lamentation, and their Bale to 
Difquiet, chap, viii. lo, 12. 

(^ How were they covetous ? 

A, They fwallowed up the 
Poor, ver. 4. 

Q^How was that ? 

A. By.hoarding up Things nc- 
ceffary for Food and Cloathing, 
and fo procuring a Dearth, that 
they might fell dear, even the 
very Refufeof their Me/chandife, 
and make their great Meafure 
fmall, and their Weight little, 
ver. '5, (f. 

QJ^hat hath thi Lord /worn 
he will do to fuch tP eople ? 

A. He hath Iwprn by the Ex- 
cellency of Jacobs that hdvtill 
never forget any of their Works, 
ver. 7. Tho? they dig into Hell, 
thence he will fetch them 5 the* 
they climb up to Heaven, fron\ 
thence he will bring them 3 tho' 
they fink into the Bottom of the 

Sea, 

Amos began to prophefy about the fame Titne as Hofea ; the* *tis likely 
}ie did not live ib long, bat died before the Reign of Hezekiab and the Capti- 
vity of the ten Tribes. ; 

St Jerom gives him this Chara£ler, That.tho' he was rude in Speech, 
yet ndt in Knowledge. Several of his Expreflions are taken from fuch Ob- 
fervations as arefaitable to the Bufinefs of a Shepherd, (which was his Em- 
ployment) as when he compares God*s Anger to the roaring of a Lion, 
chap\, 2. andiii. 8. the gigantick Stature of the Amorjtes to the Height of 
Oaks and Cedars, chap. ii. 9. fee 5. 8. But ftill there are many beautiful 

Paf- 



B A D I A H. 175 

Sea, there he will command the fet his Face againft them 5 there 
Serpent to bite them 5 and tho* Ihall be no Way for them to 
they go into Captivity, he will cfcape,/*^ip. ix. a, 3, 4, 
follow them with the Sword, and 

Parages in this Prophecy, where the Expreffions are very elegant, and the 
Paths or Rhetorick. very moving, fuchas are chap. ii. 9, lo, 11. iv. 6. 
V. 6, 9. vi. I, 7. viii. 8, 10. and ix. 2, 6. . 



The'&ooi^of theTrophetOBhDlAU. 

Q.lf/'H^Sln dothObadiah Q, What Wrofig; did theE- 

^^ complain of ^ domites ro rjb^ Ifraclites? . 

j4. The want of Charity. A. Joined with their Enemies,' 

Q. In whom ? rejoiced at their Deftruftion, and 

ji. In Brother towards Brother, helped to carry away the Spoil; 

Q. Who "were they ? chap- i. n , 1 2, 1 3. 

^. The Edomites againft the Q^ How did God putiijb them ? 

Ifraelites. ' -//. He made the Houfe of 

Qj. How were they Srot>h€rs ? Jacob a Fire,, and the HouTe of 

ji. The Edcmites came of Jofeph a Ha,me, and fet the 

Efan^ and the Ifraelites oija- !£'^{/;7;/rfi between them asStubr 

eob. ble to be devoured, -yer. 18. 

•1 

Ohadiah lived in Judea after the taking oijerufalemj J,M, 3414, and 
before the Deflation of Idumea^ in about 3410 ; which Arch-biihop Vjber^ 
in his Annals, A.M. 3419, fuppofes this Prophecy to have been ful- 
filled about five Years after, the taking of ^erufaUm, He prophefied 
about the Time of taking of JerufaUm^ and chereqpon in foretelh'ng the 
Deftrudlion of Edoniy he ufesfeveral Expreffions which Jeremiah had done 
before hjm, fpeaking upon that Sul^eft. Compare Ohad. v. i , 8. with Jer. 
Ixix. 9, 14, 15, 16. Ezekiel agrees with Jeremiah and Ohadiah^ in affign^ 
ing the fameReafon for the Judgments threatncd againft the Edomites, ijiz, 
their infulting over the Jews in the Time of their Dulrefs. See EzeJ^, xxv. 
Ii, and xxxv. 35, &^f. 



TJje Book 0/ fhe Trcphef ]0]Si A IJ. 

Q: T/T/ Hither was Joiiah fent ? 0^2) id he obey the Commands 

/^^ A. To^Nihivehy- the merft cfGodl 

chief City of the AfJyriaJiSy to y/. No, he brolce ir, ahd went 

preach. another Way, to 7^rj&//?;. • 



17^ y O N 

<i. What moved bimfo todo^. 

^. His own Reaibn, becaufe 
he thoufiht if the y^wi repented 
not by his Do6lrine, much lels 
would the Heathen; ' 

Q.- How didhefor a TaJ^age ? 
" paidnis 



4 H. 

Q. What maif we kam from 
hence ? 

^ A. Not to defpair of Succour, 
being overwhelm d in theWavcs, 
both of Sin and Punifhment. 

Q. How long bad he been in 
the Fife's SeUy? 



. uL Hired a Ship, and paid 
Freight. 

Qt When he.was at Seay '!f)bat 
haffenedf 

A. God caufed a Tempcft, 
that it migh check the Difobe- 
dience o{ Jonah, 

Q. What did be during the preach Repentance. 
Tempejl? Ql^^id pe now obey ^ ^ 

A* Sleep. -^.. Yes 5 and cried in the 

• Q:. What did the Mariner i ? , Streets, Yet forty Days, and 27/- 

A. Studied to find the Caufe niveh Ihall be overthrown. 



A/ Three Days and three 
Nights^ 

Q. A^id what followed then ? 

A. The Lord Ipake to Jonah 
t^ie fecond TiflTe, and bade him 
arife and go to Niniveh^ and 



of this Difturbance, by calling of 
Lot«. 

. Qi 7c whom fell the Lot ? 
, A. To Jonah, and the Mari- 
ners threw hint into the Sea. 

Qj Sy whofe Counfel was Jo- 
nah cafi into the Sea ? ^ 

A. By his own ; for his Con- 
icience drew from him both his 
.Sin and the Punifhment dite to 
it. 

Or Was Jonah drowned ? 

A, "Noj tho*his Sin defervM 
it, yet God preferv'd him, and 
fcnt a Whale that fwallowed 
him up 

Q^^tf^at followed? 

A. The Tempeft ccafed, and 
the Mariners glorified God. 

Q. . ^ut what did Jonah, be- 
ifig in a Fife's Selly. 

A. Thought upon his Sin, and 
cried to the Lord. 

Qt How did the Lord deliver 
him,^ ' •' 

-/*. Caufed the Fifh to call 
him up upon dry Land. 



Q. How did the People e«- 
tertain his 2)o3rine ? . 

ji. With Fear and Trembling. 

Q^What did they then do ? 

A. Proclaimed a Fail, from 
the createft to the fmalleft : 
The A.ing himfelf rofe from his 
Throne, call off his Robes, and 
put on.Sackcloath, comnuinding 
all his Subje6ls to do the like ^ 
and that neither Man nor Bcaft 
fhould tafte Food till they had 
cried to the Lord for Mercy. 

Q, When the Lord faw their 
Repentance^ wpat did he ? 

A. Turned away his Wrath, 
an(l faved their City. ' 

Q. Ho^v did Jonah take their 
iDelivdrance ? 

jf. He was angry j becauie, be- 
ing a Prophet, he (hould be 
found fal4t of his Word j and 
therefore began to upbraid God. 

Q^ /// what Manner ? • 

A. O Lorc^, (faid he) was not 
this my Spying when I waa yet 
in my Country, t]>at thou art a 



J 0» N A U 



gracious God, merciful, and flow 
to Anger, and repenteft thee of 
Bril j^for which Caufe I- fled to 
^arjhifi ? Therefore I befcech 
thee take my Life, rather than, 
let me live in Infamy. 

(iJVhether went he then ? 

ji. Out of the City, * to feeif 
after for(y Days the Lord would 
deftroy the City. 

Q; On 'Which Side of the City 
fat he t 

A. On the Eaft Side, and built 
him a Booth. 

Q^ What didGod caufe to grow 
overhimtojbadow him? 

Jl. A Gourd. 

Q, What became oftheGourd ? 

J. The next Morning a Worm 
ftruck it, and it withered. 

Q. fDid Jomh fuffer at^y In- 
conveniency by that ? 

A. Yes, the Eaftern Wind and 
Sun-beams beat upon his Head, 
and made him faint 5 fa that he 
grievM for the Lofs of the Gourd. 

Q- What {aid the Lord to him 
then^. ' ' 

A. Haft thou Pity (faid he) on 
the Gourd, for which thou haft 
not laboured, nor made it grow. 



which cataie up in a Night;, 
and neriflied in a Night 3 and 
wouldft thou not have me pity 
Niiiiwhi wherein there arc Six- 
fcoreThoufand Perfons, thatcan- 
notdifccrn the Right-hand from 
the Left, and alfo much Cattle % 

Q. What learn ^e by this / 

A. That we muft not meafuie 
the Providence and Mercy of 
God after the Square of our hu« 
man Aflfeftions. . 

Q. What was the final Caufe 
offending Jonah to Niniveh.? 

^ By the fudden Repentance 
of thele Heathen People, to re- 
jprove the Obduracy and Hard- 
nefs of Heart of his ow:p Chil* 
dren, th«t many Years were cal- 
led, upon. 

Q. The Ninivites complying 
with the Summons given them 
by the 'Prophet Jonah, and the 
Lord , deferring the Execution 
upon them^ 2)id they continue in 
their Integrity t 

* -^. No ? the Increafe of their 
Iniquities made them ripe for De- 
ftrutlion about 1 50 Yea r^ after- 
wards, particularly f x^aiiied in 
the Prophecy oi iiahum^ • 



yonah lived in the Kingdom of Ifrael, und^ King Joajh^ and Jiroboam 
the Second, about the fame Time as Hxtfeay Ifaiah^ and Amos^ and was the 
anticnteft of all the Prophets, svhofe Writings aie4>rererved.i&Scripcure 
Canon. Bifhop Lloyd, in his Chronolo^cal Tables, jfuppofes him to. have 
prophefied in the latter End of JehuH^ or the Beginning oV.JehQaha^% 
Reign ; at which Time the Kingdom of Ifrael was brought very low ty 
the O^reflions i}i Hascael, King of Syria ^ 2 Kings xiii. 22. ^ This might 
be a proper Reafon for Jona^ to foretell the Succefs which Jehoabaz's 
Grandfoh, Jerohoaniy (hould have in reftoring the Coafts of yraeU thii^ 
chap. xiv. 25. He was oi'^athhefher, a Town in the Tribe o^' ZehtJo^^ 
Je/h, xix. 13. not far from Sephorim, or Diq-casfaria, as St ^r<7w informs 
ns- in his Commentary upon Jonah ; who adds, that Jotiah^s Sepulchre 
was ihewcd there in his Time. This Town wais fituate in Galilee 5 and 
fb confutes that Obfervatioh of the Phari/ees^ that outpf Galilee there, did 
arife no Prophet, John vii. 52. 7bi 



178 * 

The Book of the Trophet M I C AH. 

Q. WHAT did Micah pro- 



phefy op. 

A. Of the Birth of Chrift, 

chap. V. z. of hiis Kingdom, v^r. 

4. of his Viftory, ver, %, of the 

;Gl6ry and Peace of the Church, 

'chfXp. iv. X, 2, 3. and' Tier Tri- 

• umph both overher Entfraies and . 

AffliSions, chap. vii. 8. ' 

Q. In how many ^I'hings con- 
fifisthe iDuty of a Chrljlian ? 
- A. In two 5 Holinefs to.God, 
and Righteoufiicfs to bur Bre- 
^thren. 

Q^Will not one ofthefeferve 
God?' •. • . 

yi. It will not 5 our Service 
tf) God is abdnninable, without 
Righttouihefstd Man, chap.vi. 
8, i6> II. 

Q> JVhat Sins doth Micah re- 
prove^ • 

^.,Thc Contempt of God's 
' WorcT. • 

. Q. HoTJ? did the Jews contemn 
■ t he Word P • 

A. In forbidding the Prophets 
to prophefy. 

Q. What 'Terfons did he re- 
' prcrue.? * ' ;. .. .* 



A^ For felling Juftice for Mo- 
. fiey, and eating the Flefh of the 
People, fleaing oflf their Skins, 
bitaking their Bones, and chop- 
pfng their Flefh to Pieces^ ci^ap^ 
lii. r, £.. 

qL ^^at is underjlood by 
that^. ..." 

A. Their pilling and'poUing 
the Common- wealth.' 

Q;, What elfe did be re- 
prove ? * 

A. The Priefts for thcirCovct- 
oufneis, 'y^r. iQ. 

Q- And 'whom elfe ? , 

A. The rich Merchant. .. 

Q^ For what? 

a: Becaufehe isfullof Lies 
and Deceit, ver. 12. 
, ' Q:, fVhat are the Virtues here 
commended ? . 

A. Silence and Patience, chap. 
vii. 5, 9. 

' Qj^Ifwe do not repent ^ what 
may ive e^cp'eEi from this 'Tro- 
phenyl 

^. The Lord will be Witnefs 
againft us, becaufe we hearken 
not to the Reading and Preach- 
ing of God's Word, chap. i. 2. 



The Prophet Mtcah^2A probably of Judahy and lived under Jotham^ 
* Ma%^ tltA Hexekvah\ Jatham began to reign in 3245^ and Hexekiab 
'' died in 3306. He was cot^^porary wkh I/aiah, but began later to pro- 
^ phefy, and is called the M^r^?/?^//^ here in Jer, xxvi. 18. from the Place of 
his Nativity, M<7r/7/?/&/', which St y?rffwdiftingui(hes from Mare/pah^ men- 
, tioned chap i. 1 5, tho' he places them boclC in the Tribe of Judah. Ub, 
"de Locii. Hehr, ? *. * 



7/:, 



The Booi^ of the Trophet N A HUM. 

Q. Vf/HAl' doth Nahum Preaching of ^onab^ and the 

^^ teach ? Mercy that was fhewed them at 

^. That it is dangerous to that Time, and returned again 

relolvc to live in the Fear of to thcirformerlniguity, for which 

GckI, and fall from it again ? he prophefies their Deforudion. 

Q, ^ *vohat Example ? Q. J4nd were th^ then de^ 
\v^ By the Example of .the fire^? 

Ninivises. * jf. Tee. 

Q^Didtb^fc? aS'ywbm? 

A. Yes 5 they foon forgot the A. By the Chaldeans. 

Nahum appeared in Judea m die Re^ t^IbxeiM, after die Expedi- 
tion of Semacberibf 4.M, 3291. The Deftrudlicn of Nini'veb here pro- 
pkdBed of is recorded in the fiook of TMi, ch^. xlv. i ;. Which Account 
Archbiihop UJber^ in his Annals, J, M. 5378, Dr PriJeaux^i Script, Conned. 
p. •47, 48, and other learned Men, onderftand of Nabupolaffer^ Father to 
NebueinidneKZary (called in the Greek Tranflation Nebuchctbnefer) and 
Cyaxares^ King of Media, Jbafuerus by Daniel, chap. ix. i. This remark- 
able Tranfadion is placed by Dr Prideaux in the .29th Year of Jojtab, and 
about 24 Years before the 6eftru£Hon of JerufaUm \ which exadUy agrees 
with the Account given by die Heathen Hiilorians, and others,, as St^f row 
has obferved in his Preface upon Jonab* '* 



The Book of the Trophet HABAKKtJK. 

Qi Jf/'HAT' did Habakkuk the fmall, fa is itamongftMen, 

^^ frofhtjy againfi^ chap.i-i/^. * 

A. The Pride and Tyranny (x^Hoic loathfotne is Tyranny 

ofrheC^^/Jf^«.c,thataerepuftup and 'Pride? 

with their Spoils and Viftcries. ^ A. So loathfome, thsft the very 

Q^Whht doth he compare the Stones of the Wall ihall cry out 

Men of this World unto f againft it, chap. ii. 1 1 . 

A. To FifKes 3 becaufcj as Q Whatdiaheprophefyfifouli 

amongft JFiflics the great devour be the End of the Chaldeans ? 

i o B b ^. Ruin 

The Prophet Hafakkuk lived in Judea at the Beginning of the Reign of 
yeboiaktJHj before the conning of Nebucbadnezsutr into the Country in 3398^ 
and probably was cotemporaryj^ith yfr#i»//7i&, and propheficd in the Reign / 
of Jofiab ; for the Subjedt of thfcir Prophecies are much alike, ifix, the ife- 
ilruu^ion of Judea 9xdjerufalem by the Chaldeans, for their heinous Sins and 
Provocations. 'We may obfcrvc, as Nahum tht prcceeding Prophet fore- 

toldj 



tSo Z ET BAK 1 A B 

" ji. Ruin and Dcftrufldon. rejoice with the Lord, when tbc 

Q^Sy 'vchom ? Fig-tree doth not bloffi>m, and 
'J, By the JHedeszTsA^erfianSyM^hcn then- is no Fruit of the 

ver- 8. . " Vines, when the Olive fail, and 

' Q. If(ywinay a Man prove the the Fields yield no Meat, wheii 

IPcmer of his Faith ? the Flocks are cut oflF, ^c. 
' A. If with the Prophet he can 

told, the I>eftruai.on of the AJfytians^ who carried the ten Tribes Captive % 
fb Hahakkuk foretells &e Jadgments that (hould come upon the Chaldeans, 
ivhQ cpmpleated the CaptiWty of the two remaining Tribes. This Pro- 
phet lived in Judea the Time of the Captivity, and carried Food to Danid 
^Q the Lion*s Den^ tesuurkably fet forth, in the apocryphal Book of BM 
and the Dragon. - , . 



The BboK of the Trophy ZEPHANIAH. 

^ M/^^^^ P^ophcfiei Ze- into Captivity. 

^'^ phaniah ? ' Q^ How did he Contort the 

A. In the Days oijofiah King Godlv ? 

cljudah. A. Bv prophcfying their Re- 

Q. Hoiid did he terrify the turn ancl mppinefs, and the Re- 

WlckedX venge God would take ufon their 

A, By foretelling them of their Enemies. 
utter Dcftruftion, and carrying 

, Zephaniflh prophefied in the Reign of Jofi^h^ as himfelf iiifbnns ns, be*' 

fore the 28th Year of that Prince, A,M, 3381, and before Ae. taking of 

Nini'veh in 3 3 78 . He prophefied chiefly againft Jtidah^ who continaed very 

cbrrupfl notwithftanding the King^s pious Zeal for Reformation,. and the 

' good Example he gave to his Subjedls. * 



T^^ Book: oftheTrophet H^GGAI. 

Q. 7M7HICH are the three to encourage them to hafte the 

^^ la(l 'Prophets r Building of the Temple. * 

j4. Haggai^Zacharia, Malachi. Q^Were they Jlack in that 



Q, When were thefe ferit ? . 'Bufinefs ? 
A. After the leventy Years of A. Yes> preferring their own 
Captivity was expired. private Gain, in toiling for 

Q^porwhat Caufe? Wealth, and building them- 

j^. To com(ort the People, and felves fine Houfes, before the 

Glory of God. ' QJJThaf 



B 



the 



Rea- 



Q. What leas 
fort? . 

J. They had no Reafon at al) : 
Tct as corrupt Men, that never 
want Policy to cxcufc their vile 



G 4 1 i8i 

huili this, Uoufe^ and Iwiil, b$ 
favourable unto ity ver. 8. 

. Q. Whoixere the chief of th§ 

"Peopk in tttis Work ? •» 

J. Zerubdbel the Son of She-' 



Difpofitions, prctcndedthcTime altieh and y^j^/^itheSon of yev 
was not yet come, chafu 2. hofadak^ the High Pricft. 

Q. Who reproved them F 0^^ What was the "Promife cf 

\A.GoA firft, and Haggai God unto them r 
afterwards, .. ' ^. That altho' thi^ HouiJi 

Q. How did God reprove feemed nothing like fo fumjptu- 
them ? . : ■ . i.;. 

Jl, By fending a Famine a* 
mongft them. 

Q^How did the Trophet r^ 
prove them ? 



ous and beautiful ^ that' Which 
Solomon tujlt, yet, if they .wotold 
)i^Vf P^ti^n^e, the Time (Keuld 
come^ that he would make it (ai 
more glorious. 

Qj- Hofiv is that to- he } under- 
pod}' . . : 

4f Not of the material Tern- 



Jl. By rebuking th^ in theff 
Words. Is it ^ime for your- 
felves to dwell in fiefed Sbufes^ 

and not to build the tloufe of the ple, built with Wood and Stone 5 

Lord? but of the Spiritual . Temple. 

Q. Were th^ upon this cottr which fhould be crefted by th© 

verted? Coniing of Chrift, chap. ii. 20.^ 

, j4. Yes. • Ci> What faith the Lord her$ 

' Q, ff^hat was the Sig» (f of thei^ Sacrifices ? 

their Repentance ? ^ . ^. Th^^ they were unclean. 

j4. Fea^ before tjie Lord, Qj Hw ijoere they unclean ?.- 

ver. 12. iA. Not in th^ Things them^ 

Q^ilowdid (he^Zordconfort felves, but becaufe the Perfons 

them? . that offered them were unclean. 

ui. Pe fent hi§ Spirit' upon Q^What learn we by tbat.P 

them, faying, Sring Wood and A. Neither to . offer Prayee 

B b ^ nor 

fia^at wfis brought to JerufaUmy A^ M, 3414. ' He returned from thQ ' 
Captivity Jn 3468, Sind prophefied in th^fccpnd Year of Darius^ Son of 
HyJlAfpesi A, M. 3484. Of what Family this Prophet was he. hath given 
hi no Intimation, bat the Time when Tie prophefied he has diftindUy nch 
ted, viz. in the . fixth Yeai of Z)tfr/w Hyftafpes, The Occafion of this 
Prophecy was the Stop that was put to the building qf the Temple, after , 
tjfie Foundation had been laid, according to the Commandment of Cyrut^^ 
about 1 7 Years before. He was Cotemporary with Zacbarlahy who ia one 
Part of hi^ Prophecy it the iarae with this of Haggai, viz to' encourage 
the- Jenus to go on with'Kebaildlng'Of the Temple, by giving' them AflU- 
r^nce of God's AHlftance ^d Protection : from whence he proceeds to fere* 
10 tl\c filory of the Chjriftian Cjiuich ^ the tru<? Tcmpk or Houfe of God^ 



iSa Z AC HA R lA K 

iiox Thankfgiving to thd Lord Intent of the Heart, and not tbc 
but with a pure Heart 5 for the Word of the Mouth, juftificth. 

under ]t$ great High Pried or Governor, Chrift JeTos; of whom Zerubabel 
and Jeremiah were F%uref . 



The Book oftheTrqphet ZACHARIAH- 

QlU/HOSE Son was Za- 
^^ chariah ? 

Jl. The Son of Saracbiaf;. 
' Q. Whyuoas he fent ? 

A. To inftruft and comfort 
the People. 

Q. H(ym Hi be inftruB them ? 

A. That they Ihould, avoid 
the Wickednefs of their Fathers. 

Q. Uwiiiihe comfort them? 

A. By telling that God would 
be merciful unto themj afltft 
them in their Work, chaf. i. \6, 
put back their Enemies, ver. 15- 
fiU them with all Plenty of 
Grace, ver. 17* be a- Wall of 
Fire about his Church, and a 
continual Light in the * Midft 
thereof, thi^. ii 5. and that 
ZerubabeU as he had begun, fo 
ihpuld he finifti the Temple a- 
g^inft all Hiiiderances whatfo- 
ever, chixp. iv. 9. 

Q. If they didfsrve the Lord^ 
upon whom would he turn their 
Affiiaimr / '■''.■• 

A. Upon their Enemies. 
* (y: How fiould their Zeal to 
Go^s Service he manifejled f 

A. By their Works, chap^ i. .3.. 

Q; What fiioiM be their befi 
Chathirg? . 

A^ Not> Silks nor precious 
Stones, but Righteoufnefs thro' 
Chrift, chap' iu. 4. . 



QLWhat doth he prophefy qf 
Chrtji ? 

A. That he fliould be both 
Kirtg and Prieft, by the Ci'owns 
that were fct uj(» the Head of 
7ofrudj chdp. vi. II. 
. (^WhyfiouldthofeTitksBe 
attributed unto him t 

A. To fignify all Power was 
given unto him, fpiritual and 
temporal. . 

Q./« what Manner %^as 
Chrift promifed to come ? 

Je. Humbly, and in great Po- 
verty ,ridinguponan AfSfChap.ix, 

Q* ^nd w4>' ^ 

A. Becaufe the Prophet had 
fet forth his Kingdom without 
Majefty and Power: Yet that 
his Dominion Aiouldftretch from . 
Sea to Sea, ver. 10. 
' Q^ Sut wherein was the Er- 
ror? 

A. In their grofs and earthly 
Imaginations^ having the Eyes 
of their Min(|^ fixed upon the 
tranfitory Pomp of this W©rld, 
and not upon the true and Spi- 
ritual GJory of .Authority. 

Q.AJter the Jews Return^ 
and re*buil4ing of the Jemple^ 
were -they at Teacd ? 

A. No, they had many Af- 

flifHons and Temptations for the 

Tryal of their ratience, and 

proving 



I 

M A ^L A C H I. 183 

proving of their Faith : Only X Either the Wickednefs of 

luchashad believed, had the the Jews Ihould be retrained by 

Peace of Confcience, Enemies, or the Cruelty of the 

Q^Againft What Sins did the Enemies by God. / 

Prophet proclaim Judgment? Q. What 4s the ^unljhment oj 

A. Agaioft Stealing and Per- a joplijb Shepherd? 

jury. • J, His Arm fliall be dried ap» 

(Xl ^at is their Tunijhment f and his Eye darkned. 

A. A Curfe goeth forth againft Q. What meaneth the ^ro- 

thcm^ and they fliall be cut oflf, fhet by that? , 

chap.y/nu • >i. He (hall have neither Pow- 
* Q. PThararewe tounierftdnd er nor Underftanding to iiiftrufl: 

by the Woman in the Ephah ? the People. 

ZacharUih^ Son of Saracbiab, and theGrandfon kX Iddo^ prophe/ied at 
the fame Time as Haggaij and it reems a little after his Deceafe. Grand* 
fons arefrequendy in Scripture called Sons, as in Ezra^ vn-, i, 6, 14. and 
Daniel r. t, Tho fome havedifpated here of the Difference of Time, and 
mifiaken Darius tiyfta/pes^ to be Darius Nofbus : And likewife concerning 
oar Prophet being LUo*j Grandfon, &c. Bat this I refer to Dr J/bx and 
others, who have difputed apon this Head. 

The firft Part of this Prophecy I have taken Notice of in Haggai; the 
latter Pare from Chap. xix. probably relates to the 7^/ and^r the Maccabees, 
and then foretell the reje^ing theMefEas, and their Converfion afterwards, 
and (bme remarkable Paffiiges that fhould happen to them in the latter Ages 
of the World. 



TheBooKo/ tbeTrophetMALACUI. 

Q; T^HATwas the firft Sin A. Carelefnefs in the Pricfts, 

^^ }A2Xzc\i\ reproved I that thought anySacrifice was fuf- 

^ Obftinate Hypocrify. ficient, and did not examine whe- 

(Xi Wherein? ther it were according to the 

^ A.^ In -that the Je^s were ma- Law or not, ver, 8. 

nifcft Offenders, and yet feemed Q. What was required irifhe 

to juftify themfelves, chap. i. 6. Trieft ? 

Q^If njoe make Ged our 'Fa- A, A Care in his Heart to ferve 

ther^ ^hat doth he require of^ God aright, and his Lips to be 

us ? a Treafure of Knowledge to txxr 

A. Honour. * . ftruft the'People. , 

Q^Whas if lice make him our Qi What is the third Sin the 

Lord?' \ (Prophet reproved ? • 

ji.Vc^t,ver.6. Jt. Their'marrying Wives of 

Q;^ What is the fecund Sin an idolatrous Generation. 

Malac h i reproved ? Q. What 



i84 jtTO CRTHT H A 

QJFhat istheTuniJbment qf A. As done to himfelf: Te 

that Sin ^ • have robbed me. 

A. The Lord willcut them off Q^ What 'was the ^mijbment 

that doth fo, chap. ii. 1 1, 12. of that Sin ? 

Q^ What is the Jourth Sin ? ji. A Curfe on the Nation. 

^. Breach of Wedlock, ver. Q^ What the ^romife on 

14- * chearfully faying that tDek ? 

Q. What is the fifth ? A. The Windows of Heaven 

A. Their Diftruft, faying, it opened, and a BlefGng poured 

was in vain to fervc God, ieeing out, that there fhould not be 

the Proud profpered, and they Room enough to receive it, cib.Xi 

were crofs'd, chap. iii. 14, 15. Q^^ Who Jbould be the «ex| 

Q. From whence froceedetb ^ophet tofmceedthem? 

that Sin? A. John Saptift. 

' A. From want of Patience, Q^. Wherein fimU his Offk% 

and fubmitting to God's PJea- confift? 

fu'rcj for if they faw not God's " A* In joining the People to 

Help prefent to. defend them, gether in one Unity of Faith, 

they would ftraightway murmur 5 and pronouncing God's Judg- 

which is a Sign alfb of Ingrati- ments againft fuch as fhbuld r^^ 

tud^e, in that . they forgot their fufe to receive Chrift, ch. iv. 5, 

former Deliverance. ' Q^ Who fiould be the lafl ? 

• Q. What isahefixth Sin ? . A. Chrift Jefus, the true Son 

\ A, Sacrilege,, robbing the ofRighteoufnelsjwhofecoinforN 

Prfefts of Tythes and Offerings, able Beams of Mercy ftiine.ujwn 

Q^How did God take this ? our Souls to eternal Happinels. 

The Prophet Malachi was in all Likelihood cotemporary with Kthix 
mah. His Prophecy fuppofes the Temple to be built, an4 the Worlhip of 
God fetded there; but blames. the Priefb and Levites for not attending 
upon the publick Worftjip, chap, i. 10. and the People for offering the 
Lame and the Blind, W. 7, 8. and robbing God of his Tythes and Offer- 
ings, cbaf. iii.. 10. which agrees with "Neh, x. 33, 39. and xiii. xo, 11, iz. 
Compare chap. ii. 1 1. to 'Neh. x, 3. and xiii. -23, ^e. Bifliop L/oyddztsi 
this Prophecy fomething' later than Nehemiah^s Time, about 97 Years be- 
fore Chrift, when the firft feven of DapieP% Weeks, or 49 Years, >verc ex- 
pired, for fealing up the Vifion and Prophecy, Dan* ix. 24. /. e, for com- 
pleating the Canon of the Old Teftament. The Words oi-Malachty chap. 
iv. 4, 5. import, that, after hfm the 7/"ivj were not to expeft a Succcfiionof 
Prophets ; exhorting them* to obferve the Law of Mofes^ and to look for nQ 
other Prophet, uW Elias the Forerunner of the Meffiah (hould come. 

. A- P O C R Y P H A. 

Q. JJ/HAf do you call Apo- known, their Authority dubious 5 
, ^'^ crypha? * and therefore are not received by 

jf. B<xjks whole Origin i^ pot aconamOnConfent of the .Church, 



'A90CRT9HA. 



i85 



%, Why then does the ejta- Books of Natham, Qad, She-^ 
tUfo'd Church qf England aUow maiah, tddo, jdhi\ah, and 7ehu^ 
am Tart of thefe Books ' to be cited in t\it Chronicles ; the Ads 
ufed for prober LeffonSi or Uf- of the Kings of Judah and 



Jonsofthexiay? 

jiky)^ty are only read for In* 
ftruSion, find contain in them a 
great Number of excellent Ma- 
xims, inferior perhaps to none 
but thpfe of the canonical Wri- 
tings ? ibme of thofe Books there- 
fore may be read to- very good 



^raely menti,oned in the fecond 
Book of Kings 5 the Book of 
Samuel^ cited i Chron. xxix. 29. 
the Afts of Uzziah^ z Chron. 
xxvi. 22. by Ifaiah 5 Sokmoriw 
3000 Proverbs, i Kings iw. 52. 
Sokmon^^s 1005 Songs,//?. Solo- 
mon's Book of Trees, Beafts, 



Purpole m the Churcl^and by Fifties, ^c. i jK/;;^i iv. 35. the 

every pious, as well as by every Prophecy of Jeremiah^ torn to 

curious Perfon. Pieces by 7ehoiakm,Jer.:&^xyu 

Q^What are their Names? another upon S^^y/^;/, 7^r. li. 

A. The firft and fecond Books ' the Prophecy of Jonahs in Jo- 

KAEfdras, Tobit, Judith -^ the nah. Ifaiah wrote another 

tMotEfiherr VfiidomofSolo- Book, intitled, !n?^ y^e?^^;^ of 

monyEcclefiafticuSySaruch, With Ifaiah, (as Origin Epiphanius 

the Epiftle of Jeremiah', the writes.) 7?/~^^*«^ fays, that £«^ 

Song of the three Children 3 the hiel left two Books concerninjz 

Story of Sufanna^ the Idol, the Captivityl of S^^yfo«, AnZ 

Sell'^ndthc2)ragon'ythcT?r2Lyct > - -^^ ~ - 

of Manaffeh 5 and the firft and 
fecond of the Maccabees. 

Q, Tf^hat are the Sooks Names 



I. 10* c. 6. There was a Book 
of the Lamentations^ or a mourn- 
ful Poem, fo cdlled, compofed 

^. ,. ,..,. „., ,w ^,^,,,w. by Jeremiah upon the Occafion 

that are fatd to be loft, burnt in of the Death of the pious King 
$he7emfkr&iQ. . Jofiah: It was a long Time in 

^. The Book of the Wars of 



the Mouths of the finging Men 
and Women, of ^r/r^/ 5 but this 
famous Poem is believ'd to be 
loft, with many others. 



the Lord, Num.iiSii. 24. the Book 
of the Covenant, E%. xxiv. 7. the 
Book o(J/tfpery Jofh. x. 1 5. the 

The Apocrypha axe Writings, no doubt, of good Men, but of much 
Irfs Authority than die canonical Books, being a Colledlion of Pieces writ, 
ten chiefly m the Gr^.i and C^a//.. Languages, as lis thought, hetweca 
the Times of the Prophets and i^c of the New Teftament : But as no cer* 
tarn Proof IS found, they are therefore called Apocrypha, Awoxjiv(tfa, M. 
fcondtta \a^, or concealed. The hiftorical Parts of them,.parti?uUrly the 
^£ Tr?r ?'""tV^' of confiderable Ufe.and give' Lch Light in! 
to the Tranfaaions of which they treat j and the Books of Wifdom and Ec^ 

'l&J^ZTr''^ "r't '^^^' ^\^ Apocryphal Books are npt received into 
the Scnf"/e Canon of Proteftants, yet they are admitted by the Romans as 

^""^ . li J'r'"^' ^^'^^H' ^^"^ '^^^"g^ ^'^ ^^e»> Rrfigion which rhey 
cannot defend from the real Word of God. But how worthy fome of thtfe. 
Books are of the Honour done them by the CouncU of 7rent, I leave to 
every impartial Reader to judge. - 



i«(5 J "P O C R T T HA. 

The PRATTER of Manas ses. King of 7«iiii&, when 
he was Captive in Babylon. 

O Lordj Almghty God of our Fathers Abraham, Ifaac, 
and Jacob, and of their righteous Seed^ who baft modi 
Heaven and Earthy with all the Ornament thereof*^ who haft 
hound the Sea by the Word of thy Commandment ;* who haft 
Jbut up the Deep^ and fealed it hy thy terrible and glorious 
Name \ whom all Men fear^ and tremble before thy Power : 
for the Majejiy of thy Glory cannot be borne^ and thine angry 
Threat enings towards Sinners is importable : But thy merciful 
Promife is unmeafurable and unfearchaUke ; for thou art tb$ 
Mofi High Lordj of great Compaffton^ Long-fuffering^-very mer^ 
dfulj andrepenteft of the Evils of Men. Tbou^ O Lord; ac- 
cording to thy great Goodnefs, hafi promifed Repentance and 
Forgivenefs to them that have ftnned againft thee, and. of thine 
infinite Mercy hafi appointed Repentance unto Sinners^ that they 
may be faved. Thou therefore^ O Lord^ that art the God of 
the Juft^ haft not appointed Repentance tothejuft^ as to Abraham^ 
Ifaac; and Jacob, which have ifiot finned againfi thee% butibou 
baft appointed Repentance unto me that am a Sinner t For I have 
finned above the Number of the Sands of the Sea \ my Tranjgref- 
Jions^ Lord^ are multiplied ; my Tranfgreffions are multiplied^ 
and I am net worthy to behold and fee the Height of Heaven^ 
for the Multitude of mine Iniquity. I am bowed down with 
many Iron Bands^ that I cannot lift up mine Head^ neither have 
any Releafe: For I have provoked thy Wratby and done Evil 
before thee ; I did not thy WilU neither kept I thy Com- 
mandments \ I have fet up Abominations .^ and have multiplied 
Offences. Now^ therefore^ I bow the Knee of mine Hearty be- 
feeching thee of Grace. I have finned^ Lordy I have finned^ 
and I 'acknowledge mine Iniquities: IVherefore^ I humbly be- 
feech thee^ forgive mt^ O Lord ; fo/rive me^ and deftroy me not 
with mine Iniquities. Be net angry with me for ever^ by re- 
ferving Evil for me ; neither condemn me into the lower Parts of 
the Earth : For thou art the God, even the God of them that 
repent ; and in me thou wilt fhew all thy Goodnefs : For thou 
wilt fave me that am unworthy^ Mcccrdingto thy great Mercy. 
Therefore Iwill praife thee for e%er all the Days of my Life ; 
for all the Powers of the Heavens do praife thee 5 and thin^ is 
the Ghry for ever and ever. Amen, 



AN 

A B S T R A C T 

6 F T It E 

NEW TESTAMENT. 

I iii..ii» • i> •' ■ n il lll> M il.i t , • ri^ .1 —W W 

The Gojpel according to St Matthew* 

Qiacftion. * good News, or joyful Tidings 5 

'V'^ y HT do ym call this and therefore the Authors arc 
mM/ the New Teftament ? called EvangcliftsO 
l/»^ Answer. Not only CL Vn:fat doth it princi fatty 
^ ^ with refpeft to the contain t 

Old, which prccccdcd -//. The Hiftory of Chrift. 
it, both in Order of Nature and Q. Uptm how many Joints 
Time 5 butalfo in regard that it fiamsthe Hijiory qfCbrifi ? 
declares God's gracious fulfilling A, Upon fire, 
the Conditions of the New Cove- Q. Whitb be they ? 
naot (the Covenant of Graces as A. TJwm his Birth, his Lifi?^ 
the other was of Works) fb far his Death, his RefurreAion, and 
as concerned him. Afcenfion. 

Q. It feems then there were Q^ fi^hat ioth his Sirth 
two Covenants made with ' teach us f 
Man ^ A. That he is the Day Star 

A* There were fo : the firft of Mercy, rifcn to conduft us out 
the Covenant of Works 5 (before of the Darknefsof Death, and to 
the Fall* the Condition whereof guide our Feet in the Way of 
was perfeft Obedience) the fe- Peace, Luke u 78* 
conH a Covenant of Grace after Q. What doth his Life teack 
the Fall, the Conditions whereof us^ 

are Faith and fincere Obedience $ J. All Virtues requiiite to a 
the Mediator of which Covenant true Chriftian, he being the Way, 
is Jefus Chrift, the Objcft of the the Truth, and the Life, ^ohif 
New Tcftament. xiv. 6. 

CJa What doth the New Te- Q: What ioth his 2)eatk 
lament include ? teach m f 

ui. The Gofpel. A. That our Debt is p«d, and 

Q- What #> the^Gofpelt the Rigour of the Law is fatif- 

^. A Meflage of glad Tidings,^ tied, due to us for our Sin, 
^(rom the ^ ord Mvangelion^ wheran coniifteth out Redemp 

A tioo. 



St MATTHEW. 



irion» MattKiLSi. i%. GaU iv. y 
Heh* vi. 10. 

Q. What doth bis R£furreSi'' 
tm teach us? 

A* TheConqjieft over Death, 
Sin, and Hell, wherein ftandeth 
^ur Juftification, Rom. iv. 2 j. 

Q^ What doth his Jfcenfan 
teach us \ 

A. That our PafTage into Pa* 
iradice is by him made open, 
which before (thro'Sip) was Ihut 
tap againft us 3 to the Intent that 
iivhere he is, we noay alfo be, 
^ohn xiv, 23. and xii. %6. 

Q. What doth Chrijl require 
wfusfor all thefe Benefits ? 

A. Faith and Obedience* 

qJVhat is Faith? 

A. An afluredfielief of all his 
Words and Deeds. 

Q. What is Obedience ? 

A. A conftant Endeavour to 
perform all that he hath com- 
manded. Mat. xxviii. 20. 

Q;^ Il^r^o do the Old and New 
^ejtcmera agree ? 

A. In this, that they both 
teach to know one God, embrace 
one Faith, and ere£t one Church* 

Q^ How do they differ ? ' 

A. Four Manner of Ways : 
fifft, in their Publication 5 fe- 
conoly, their Effeifl and Fruit j 
thirdly, their Ceremonies 5'^nd 
fourthly, their Teachers, 

Q. Bow do they differ in their 
^Publication? ^ 

A. The Law was publiflied 
with Horror, the Gol'pel with 
Joy. 

Qi. Bow do they differ in their 
Fruit? 

A. The Fruit of the Law is 
Death, 2)^iv/« xsLvii. z^.thc Fruit 



of the Golpel, Life, ^ohn xvii. 5* 

Q;^ Bow in their Ceremo- 
nies ? 

A. In the Law their Altar 
wasmade of Stones j in the Gof- 
pel our Altar is Chrift Jefus, 
Jleb. XV. I o. In the Law they 
did facrifiee Calves^ intheGol- 
pel our Sacrifice muft be Prayer 
and Tbankfg^vipg, Ekb. xiii. 1 5 . 
In the Law they did circamciie 
the Fore*skin $ intheGo^lwe 
muft circumcile and cut off the 
lewd A&£tions of our Hearts, 
Rom. ii. 29; In the Law their 
Pafibver was a Lanib of the 
Flock, Exod» xii. 14. In the 
Gofpel our Paflbver is the Lamb 
Chrift Jefus, i Cor. v. 7. In the 
Law the Paflbver was but the 
Shadow of the Thing $ in the 
Gofpel the Paflbver is the Gof- 
pel itfelf. 

Q. Bow dothey differ in their 
Teachers f. 

A. The Publiftier of the Law 
was Man, Mofes ; the Publi'<her 
of the Gofpel, God and Man, 
Chriji. The Teachers of the 
Law foretold the Coming of 
Chrift in the Flefh, Ifa. vii. 14. 
The Teachers of the Gofpel 
foretel his Coming in Glory, 
Mat. xxiv. 30, 31. and xxv. 51, 
The Teachers of the Law led 
forth the Children of God to 
CanaanjJfofi.yxLe. The Tea- 
.thcrs of the Gofpel do diireflt 
them to Heaven, mat. v. 5, to 10. 
They delivered them from the 
Hands of human Tyrants, Exod. 
xii. 31. y«4?" ^^^' 3^" Chrift 
in the Gofpel fets us free from 



ofpel 
•the Hands of the fpritual Ty- 
rant, the Devil, Mat* xv. 54. 



Sf MArrHEW, 



$ 



Q^ How many are the Writers 
oftb^Gofpelf 

A. Four, viz. Matthew^ 
Mark^ Lukey and yobn. 

Q. Is the Subje£l(^thefe holy 
Writers all one? 

A. Yes. • 

Q. What Methods fiall ^e 
ufe to draw particular Joints ^ 
cf2>o3rine from each of them^ 
and not repeat any thing f 

A. Divide the whole Hiftory 
of Chrift into four Parts, and 
every Part into four Branches. 

QL Very well ; What are the 



Reports which the ^i^s had 
given out of Chrift, an \ that he 
himfelf was exceeding rich, left 
all, and followed him. 

Q^ What doth Matthew firfi 
fet down T 

A. The Coming of Chrift into 
the World. 

C^Howisthat^. 

4. Two manner of Ways. 

(^Which be they ? 

A. Once in the Flefh, many 
Times in the Spirit, 

Qi^HowcomesheintheSpiritt 

A. Two manner of Ways : by 



four Branches IJball difpute Gracetoinfpireusj aswhenthc 
with you upon in the Gofpel of- Spirit of God fell upon the 70 

Elders, Num. xi. 2 5 , 2 6y and up- 
on the Apoftles, ^^iii* ;, 4.- or 
by Faith, to aflure, as St "i^aul 
faith, The fame Spirit bcareth 
Witncfs with our Spirits, that w« 



ter Matthew ? 

A. Thcfe; Chrift's Birth, 
his Perfecution, Baptifm,and the 
Election of his Apoftles. 

Qj:, How are the four Evan- 



^elifts prophetically reprefented arc the Children of God, Rom. 

tn the OldTeftament ? viii* 1 5, i(^. ' 

A* Exppfitors do generally Qj^ Sy what Example do'we 

believe, that they arc madowed learn the Coming of Chriji in th9 

out by the four uving Creatures Spirit f 



in Ezekieh chap. i. 10. which 
had four Fares $ ift,of a Man, 
2d, of a Lion, ^d, of an Ox, and 
the 4th, of an Eagle. 

Q. What was Matthew ly 
^T^efRonr 

A* A Publican. 

Q:, What were the Tnblicam ? 

A. Thofe kind o(Jews^ which 
in the Name of the Romans did 
gather ug the Taxes and Talla- 
ges impoicd upon the People. 

Qi How came he to be an 
Apq/ile? 

A. Chrift called him as he 
was fitting at the Receipt of Cuf> 
torn ^ who prefently, notwith- 
ftaixiing^the&andali and bad 



A. By the Example of Qod'a 
Appearance to EUah. 

Q^ How was that f 

A. Firft came a mighty Wind^ 
and tore th^ Rocks» but God 
was not there 5 then arofe an 
Earthquake, but God was not 
there 5 then came a Fire, but 
Goiiwas not there; at laft came 
afoft and ftill Wind, and God 
was there, i Kings x. 11,12. 
- Q. SDoth Chrift' s Spirit, after 
the fame Manner 9 dcfcend into 
us? 

A. Yes. 

CL How r 

A. Firft, there comes thtf 

Breath of his threatning Yoice^ 

As tp 



to break our ftony Hearts $ then Q. Why ivas Jcrufilem trow 
an Earthquake, that is, trembling 



at his Judgments j thirdly, a Fire 
to try if we rejpent bright ^ laft 
of all, a foft Voice of happy Ti- 
dings which is the Lamb Jefus 
Chrift. 

Q. Haw was bhComing in the • 

A. He was conceived by the 
Holy Ghoft, and bom of the 
Virgin Mary^^ Mat.i. 18. 

Q. Is this all the Times he 
jball come in the Flejb ? 

^. No 5 he fhall come at the 
liiftDay. 

Q. In what Manner ? 

-#tf. With Power and great 
Glory, Mat, xxi. 30. 

Q^fflbattodor 

A. To judge the World with 
Righteouinels, and the People 
wim Equity 5 that is, to give 
to every one accoiding to their 
Deeds, Mat. xvi. 17; 

Q. W^ did Chrifi take upon 
iimour Fkp)t 

A. To fatisfy for our Sin$. 

Q.ifow? 

A. In fuflering under the Juf-* 
tice of God what we had d^er- 
▼cd. 

Q. What was the firfi J^vil 
Chrift fufferedf 

A. Perfecutiom 

Q.When? 

A. As foon as he was bom. 

Q,Sywhm^ 

A. By Herodf the King of tl»^ 
yews. 

Q. ^hat learn we hy this \ 

A. That a Chriftian Life, in 
this World, from the Day of our 
Birth to the Hour of our Death, 
is nothing b\|tX^O0fS ndAf- 
4bdlioM 



bled when News was brought of 
the Sirth of a new Kingy which 
was Chrifty knowing they were 
weary of the Government of 
Herod ? 

A. Firft, to flatter him, be- 
caufe they would feem to be af- 
fe^ed as he was^ for he waa 
greatly troubled, Mat. ii. 3. and 
uconmy, becaufe 'twas iear*d 
there would arile a new Occafion 
of filoodlhed, by the Contenticm 
oftheie two Kings. 

QJVhat was the End ofYLt- 
rod'i Malice towards Chrtfi ? 

AL As it is of all Perfecutors 
of God*s Peo^l?, his own Ruin ^ 
for Chrift was delivered bom his 
Rage, Mat. ii. 1 3. 
Q. Did his Rage endfo ? 
A. No: ^^fhen he faw himfelf 
mocked of the wife Men that 
promifed to bring him Word 
where Chrift was, be moft cruel- 
ly ilaughter'd all the young 
Children of Settlehemy and the 
Coafts thereabouts, thinking lb 
to be fure of his Deftruftion^ 
Mat.n.\6. 

Q.What do we learn of that 
Mdjjacre <ffo many Innocents^ 
Chrift only excepted. 

A. That Tyninny may deftroy 
the Body of Religion, but not 
th^ Soul, • 

Q. Was that no Fault in the 
wifeMifito break^romife with 
Herod. 

^. No $ it is lawful to break 

a Promife ^n any thing, wherein 

the Honour and Service of God 

may be hindered. 

Q. JSfm was Chrift prefer- 



St 



it ATJ'HEfF. 



A. By Flight into IB^ft. 
: Q^ Why did Chrijl, being Gody 
give place to the Malice of 
Herod? 

A. To fhew, that it is lawful 
for us to fly from' Perfecution, 
and lave our Lives j lb it may 
be done without Scandal to the 
Gofpcl, 3&r. X. 14. 

Q. Why did he fly into Egypt, 
rather ' than into any other 
Country f 

A. That the Scriptures might 
be fulfilled, according tothcPro- 

rhet Hofeay Out oiEgyp have 
called my Son. 

Ci: Wherein confifieth the Jews 
Ingratitude ? 

A, Inftoning the Prophets and 
Men of God, which were fent 
untolhem for their Souls Health, 
Mat.yixm. 37* 

Q. How doth Chrift propbefy 
their Ingratitude Jbould bepu- 
fiijhedf 

A. By.threatning untc>thema 
fpiritual and corporal Plagi>e. 

Q:. What is tb^ir ffiritual 
blague ? 

A, Famine of the Word, and 
Scarcity of Teachers. 

Q. What nvas their corporal 
^lague'l* 

-#«. Ruinof their City, Defo- 
lation of their Temple, and a ge 



. -5 

A. Innumerable 5 but thefe 
efpccially : He laved Noah from 
the Flood 5 Abraham from the 
Chhldeans i He brought them af- 
terwards out of Egypt through 
the Red Sea : He fed them m 
the Wildernefs with Meat from 
Heaven, and Water from the 
Rock : Forty Years Space their 
Garments never waxed old: Ho 
led them dry-fhod over ^or^ 
dan^ He gave them Pofleffion 
of J I Kingdoms : He inftrufled 
them in his Service : He built 
them a Temple: He fupplied 
them daily with Prophets to be 
their Guides : And finally, fent . 
his only begotten Son amongft 
them, to be a Phyfician both of 
their Bodies and Souls, whom 
they moft cruelly crucified on a 
Crofc. 

Q^What did fir ft make known 
the Sirth of Chrift ? 
A. A Star, Mat. ii. iX 
Q» Hxm did that Star differ 
from (^her St an 9 

A. In three refpefts : Firflr» 
in its Place, being lower fix'd 
than other Star« \ lecondly, in its 
Motign, moving direflly forward, 
and not circularlv 5 and thirdly, 
it (hone as well by Day as by 
Kight. ' « 

Q. ^lo whom did this Star ap- 



neral Difiipation or fcattering of pear ? 

their whole Nation 3 at whole A. To the wife Men of. the 



Hands fhall be required the 
Blood of all the Saints, from 
^el to Zachariah the Son of 
Sarachiahs whom they flew be- 
tween the Vempk and the Altar. 
Q. How many were the Se- 
fiefits of Go4 be/lowed uf on the 
Jcw«? 



Eafl,. to eonduft them where 
Chrift w»8 bom. 

Q. What is /Unified ly that 
Star ? 

A. The Spirit of God, which 
muft illuminate our Hearts, or 
wc Ihall never find the Way to 
coooe to Chriftt 

Qc^Wben 



Si MA TTHEPK 



Q. Wben the 'wife Men found 
CBr.ifh 'What did they ? 

j4. As all Men muft do when 
they have once got the Know- 
ledge of him. 

Q. What is that ? 

ji. Acknowledge our Love 
and Service to him, by our ex- 
ternal Oblations. 

Q. What nxere their Oblor 
tions ? 

^. Gold, Prankincenfe, and 

Myrrhe : Gold, as he was Kins 5 

Fankinceiifc, as he was a Prieft j 

und Myrrhe, as he was a Pror 

'fhct^Mat.iu II. 

Q. Sut ififtead of thefe three 
^'i?igs^ ivhat do we Chrifiians 
learn to offer unto him^. 
• A. For Gold, Purity of Life 5 
for Franfcincenfe, Prayer and 
Thankfgiving 5 and for Myrrhe, 
Prayer in Adverilty. 

Qi' J^ ^^-^^ eleventh Chapter of 
this Qtjfpel Chrift faith, 1 thank 
thee\ O Father, that thou hajt hid ' 
the Knoivkd^e of thy Willjrom 
the Wife andVrudent^ dnd haJt 
Jh&wed it unto Sabes $ yet here 
hefaithi Thcjcify Men came to 
voorjbip him. What ^Difference 
is there bet'ween the nxlje Men 
heffeaketh of thcre^ Und thofe 
mentioned here ? 

A. By the wife Men there he 
tinderftandeth fuch as arrogantly 
depend upo'n their own Know- 
ledge, and mcafure all Things 
by human Reafon : By wife Men 
. in this Place fie undcrftands fuch 
wife Men, as in Things that be- 
long! to the Honour ot God and 
our J uftification, rejeft the Power 
and Wifdofn'.of Man, and cleave 
only to the Gra^e of God thro* 



Chrift, and the Sincerity of his 
Word 5 in which Senfe they arc 
called Babes, Mat, xi. 25. 

Q. In frofeffing of Chrijt^ 
what Comfort have we ^ ' 

ji. A threefold Comfort : Firft, 
we know he is our Lord, and can 
and will defend us frt>m all our 
Enemies, Matth. xxviii. 18, xo. 
Secondly, he is our Teacher, and 
will inftruft us in all* Things ne- 
ceffary to Salvation : Andmird- 
ly, our fpiritual Phyfician, that 
calls as unto him, to comfort and 
heal our a£3ided Confciencest 
Matfh.xi. i8- 

Q. Where is the End of the 
Old Teftament^ and Beginning of 
the Imv ? 

A. In the'Baptifm of Chrift; 
for by that God doth as it were 
point unto us, and (hew that he 
is^he true MefTiah and Saviour. 

Q.SywhatSign^ ^ ' 

A. By the vifible appearing 
of the Holy Ghoft, and the 
Voice that was heard, This is 
my dearly beloved Son, in whom 
I am well pleafed^ Mat. ii. 17. 

Q.. J?(W« many things are re-- 
quired in Saptifm ? 

A. Three 5 the vifibfe Ele- 
ment, (which is Water) the Word, . 
and the Promife of Grace. 

Q. What is the 2)ifference be- 
tween the Saptifm oj John and 
the Saptifm ofChrtfi ? 

^J. ^ib« did baptize with Wa- 
ter to Repentance ; but Chrift 
did baptize with Fire, that is> by 
his Holy Spirit working in our 
Hearts to the RemitiSon of Sins. 

Q:. Why is John faid to pre- 
fare the Way of the Lord ? 
^Q. Becaufe his DoArinci waa 



, & MATTHEW. i 

Kepentance; and no Man can *-^. If I do not keep the Pro- 
come unto Chrift, except he firft mifes made for mc when I was 
confefs the damnable State he is baptized/ which was to continue 
in through Sin, and be heartily no jonger than till I came of Age 
lorry fpr the fame 5 faithfully to take them upon mylclf. 



believing only by the Merits w 
Chrift to be delivered from 
thence. 

Q, . Was our Saviour firjt cir- 
€umcifedy then baptized? 

A. He was. 

Q. For 'What Rea/ons ? 

ji. Circumciied he was for the 
fulfilling of the Law 5 baptized 
for the eftablilhing of the Gofpcl. 

Q. What are the Trivikges 
you receive by being baptized? 

A. I am thereby made a Mem- 
ber of Chrift, a Child of God, 
an^ an Inheritor of the Kingdom 
ofHcaveik 

Q;, How do ^ou know ycu are 
madefo? ' 

A, Bc^lufc we are born Chil- 
dren of Wrath, Eph. ii. ^* hut 



Q. What ^roof have you cf 
Irrfants being obliged to do a 
Thing they do not aElually cUn-^ 
fcnttol 
" A. From Gen. xvii. 14. the 
uncircumcifed^hildjwhofe Flefti 
of his Foreskin is n6t circumci- 
fed, that Soul fliall be cut off 
from the People, he hath broken 
my Covenant. (^ScetDcut. xxix. 
10,11,12.) 

' Q- Sut *why need we mind 
thiSy being under the Gofpel ? 

A, Becaufe' the Covenant of 
Baptifm. is with us, AB% ii. 3 p. 
The Promife is unto you and to 
your Children, i Cor* xvii. 14. 
Now are your Children holy, or 
Chriftians. 

Q. And how do you fjfhk to 
(^K.efolu" 



. . 3 

by Baptifm are mzde Children' confirm this Conjlancy 
of Grace, i^e. Members of Chrift, tion ? 
being united to the Church of 
which he is the Head, Eph. i. 
22, 23. and V* 23. yohniii'^t 
6. Rom, viii. 15. G^/.iii. 2^,27 



A. By continual Prayer ta 
Ood for his Grace, which* with 
Faith, although I fall away ten 
Times in a Day, yet, through 



ancTthereby have the Privilege Chrift, I ftiaJl be able to per 
of crying Abba Father, yohn L form, Rom. viii. 13. Being con 



12, 13. and if Children, then 
Heirs, Heirs of God, and Joint- 
heirs with Chrift, i ^ohn ii. 5. 
This is my Voucher, Mat xix. 
14. and this is the Promif&he 
hath promifed us, even eternal 
life. 

Q. Sut how may you forfeit 
rhefe Senefits^ by which Means 
you lofe that State of Salvation^ 



fident of this very Thing, that he 
which hath begun a good Work 
in me, will finifh it until the Day 
of Jefus Chrift. 

Q. What is the outward vifi'^ 
ble Sign or Form in Saptifm f 

A. Water, according to the 
Commandment of Chrift Jefus, 
Mat.Tnymiui^. 

<3^ What is the inward and 



md become asygu were^ i. e. in a fpiritual Gra^i to tkofe ofri$et 
fallen Sme. Tears? 

A. 



St MA TTHEW. 



jL A Death unto Sin, an^ 
new Birth unto Righteouinels, 
having a Change wrought in the 
Soul by receiving holy Dilppfi- 
tions from the Spirit of God, and 
an Ability to proceed in all Vir- 
^ tue and Goalioe6 of Living, 
R<m. vi. 4. n. xCor. v, 17. 
Kepenttng our Faults, AElsii. 
38. and gladly receiving his 
\Vord, wr. 41. and ^i&^/>. viii. 
57. (Sec I John iii. 8. and v- 
18. %1'im. ii. I p. 

Q, Who didChriJtfirJi call to 
his Service? 

A. Poqr Fifliermen. 
• Q: "i^hat do ive karn by their 
calling ?. 

A. Two Things. 

Q^Wbich^bethey? 

jt. Firft, an Example of Cha- 
rity in Chrift, that, of his meer 
Mercy and Grace, chofe fuch 
poor and fimple Men to be the 
chief Paftprs and Pillars of his 
Church^ Secondly, an Example 
of Faith and Obedience in them, 
who no fooner were called, but 
ftreightway left all they had, 
andK)llowed Chrift, Mat. iv. 1 7. 

Ci Hew did they follow him ? ' 

A. Not as manyChriftians now, 
in outward Shew and feeming 
Holinels ^ but with that Rdblu* 
tion, that they willingly under- 
went Poverty, Scorn, Slander, 
eind Death itfelf, to fhew thcm- 
ielves worthy Scholars of fo wor- 
thy a Matter : Btfides, thev were 
but once called upon, ana they 
came ; but we are many Times 
called upon, and yet we come 
not. 

Q:, Um Ud<:hrifi his 2)if- 
iclfles ? 



^. He led them bodily ai^ 
ipiritually. 

Q. How did he lead them lo- 
dily? 

A. By enuring his Body to 
travel by Sea, by Land, in City, 
Field, Mqpntain, and Valley, for 
the publifhitig of the Golpel^ 
and Work of their Sal vation.- 

Q. How did he lead themfpi^ 
ritually ? 

A. By manifefting unto them. 

freat Signs and Arguments of 
[umility. Patience, Love, For- 
titude, and all other Virtues of 
the Mind ^ fo that what he was, 
fuch he would have them, and all 
that infift upon his holy Name, 
.^d be. 

Q. Why did not Chrift chufe 
hisU)ifcifles among (I the migh^ 
tyj learned^ and rich Men of the 
World? . ; 

A. Becanfe the mighty ftand 

uvon their Reputation, the.leam* 

. ed are obftinate in their Opinio 

nion, and the rich emhrard with 

Covetoufnefs. 

Q. Was there none then cfthis 
fort came when Chrift called 
them ? 

A. Tcs, but they were Very 
few ^ as of rich lAcn^Zaccheus and 
Matthew I of Gentlemen, the 
Centurion, and Jofeph ox Art- 
mathea^ and of learned, Nic(h 
demuSt Gamaliel^ and Sauk 

Q. tDidtbefe Me^kM^e olh 
and follow Chrift? 

A. They did. 

Q. How then had Matthew a 
Houfe to banquet Chrift in e^ter^ 
wards ? 

A. To forfake all, is under- 

ftdbd not clean to depart fiom 

jr. aS 



St MATTHEW. 9^ 

all which tHey had 5 but to them to preach the Gofpel openly ^ 
luakc no Reckoning of their and wit h boldnefs of' Heart? 
Goods, other than that they A. No, they muft likewife 
might fcrve to the Glory of bring forth the Fruit of ggod 
God, and the Relief of his poor Life by their Deeds of Charity, 
diftreflcd Members. Mat. v. itf. 

• Q;^ Tf^hy doth Chrifi caii his Q. In how many llbings con^-^ 
Apoftles and Minijlers the Salt fi/ieth the T'efiiminy of a good 
. of the Earth? Life? 

-1^. Becaufe, as the Property of uA In three Thing*. 
Salt is to bite, purge, and pre- Q^Which be they ? 
fervcj lb their Doctrine ought A. InHolinefs, which belongs 
to tcflify, reprove, and inftruft. cth to God j In Righteouliiels, 
Q. my were they called the which belongeth to our >ieigh- 
Light of the World ? hour 5 and in Sobernefs, that be- 

A. Becaufe in Doftrinc and longeth to ourfelves. 
Converfation they muft be as Q. For how many Caufes are . 
ihining, and glorious Guides we bmnd to ferve God^ , 
to the dark Minds of the Igno- A. For three Caufes : ^ure 
rant. . creationist becaufe he cremated 

Q. what is the Snd thereof? us : Jure reSemptionis^ bccaulc 
^. The Glory of God. he redeemed us : yure. amoris^ 

Q^ Is it not then enough for becaufe he loved us. 

OhJ. As all 'the Nations in the WorU were derived from one Man, fi 
all the Righteous, and fach as are to be faved, are derived from one Man» 
Jefus Chriii : For as by the firft Adam Sin came into the World, and by Sin 
Death and Damnation ; fo by the fecond Adam that Sm is pardoned, and 
Man made Partaker of eternal Happinefs. 

As in the Old Teftament we have the weariibme Travels, lamentable 
Examples, yaft and unconceiv'd Deftm6iions of Men and Cities, with the 
Terror of the Law j fo by the New, thofe that have any Knowledge of the 
Spirit, may draw fuch comfortable ^efolations from the Gofpel, that nei- 
ther Poverty can fubvert them, nor Riches and Honour exalt them ; but, ac- 
cording to St yameSf chap. i. 7htf may pojfefs thtmfihves in Peace. 

In this Hiftory, written by Matthew, Mark^ Luket and. John^ the Spirit 
of God fo govem'd their Hearts, that altho' they were four m Number, yet 
they fo confent as tho* the whole had been compofed by but one of them : 
and tho* they differ in Stile,^ and fometimes one writes more largely that 
which the other abridges, neverthelefs, fn Matter and Argument, they tend 
to one End;' which is; to publi(h to the World the Favour of God. towards 
Mankind, thro' Chrift Jefus, whom the Father hath given as' a Pledge of 
his Mercy :tnd Love : And for this Caufe thefe Books* are called Gofpel\ 
which fignifieth gobd^idings : forafmuch as there is no Joy nor Confolation, 
no Peace nor Quietnefs, no Felicit/nor Salvation', bat in him, who is the 
very Subftance of this Gofpel, and ia whom all die Promifes are Yea and 
o B . Amen. 



W) St M AT.rUEJV. 

Amen, And diqrefore- under tliis Word is alfo contained die whole New 
Teftament ; tho* mod commonly ufed only for the Hiftory which the four 
Evangeliib wrote, containing Chri{l*s Coming in the FleOi, his Death and 
ReTurredion, ^c* Matthenv, Marh^ and Lukt^ are more copious in deicri- 
bing his Life and Death, but John labours more to fet forth iiis Do^trinei 
wherein both Chrid^s Office^ and alTo the Virtue of his D^ath and Refur- 
. re^on, more fully appear ; for without this, to know that Chrift was bom, 
dead, and rifen again, as the Prophets foretold, would profit us nothing. 

The Angel Gabriel was fent from God firft to Zacbarias^ when he offered 
Incenfe in the Temple, to tell him that he would have a Son, who ihould be 
called John^ whofe Birth was to be the Joy and Glory of Ifrael, Six 
Months after God fent the fame Angel to the Virgin Mary^ then 14 Yean 
of Age, at Nmcaretb^ where (he ufually lived. She was efponfed to Jofeph^ 
who was of the Houfe dE Daviif, as Aie alfo- wah^ whom God gave her for 
a Guardian or Protedor of her Innocence, beipg married, faith Sc Auftin^ 
bat ofed no conjugal Embraces. 1 he Angel found her alone, as St^«r* 
brofe obferves, and the Praifes which he gave her in his Salutation, at firft 
tFoobled her I which the Angel perceived, and, to avert it, faid, Fuar not, 
Mary, for thou hafi found Favour nvith God^ StQ, fhe, withoufwavering in 
the Faith^ only ask'd, hq.w what he faid could come to pafs, feeing ihe 
fencw not a Man: Upon .'which the Angel alTu red her, that Man' ihould 
have no Part in this Worfc^; Jbut that the Holy Ghoft ihould come fcon her, 
and would himfelf fbrni'in hcr-the Child of which ihe was to be Mother; 
ill forming her at the fame Time what had happened to her Coufm Eliza- 
beth i 1 he bJcffed Virgin humHyrejplied, Bthold the Handmaid of tbt 
Lord,' let it he to me according to thy Word» And ihe faid, ilJ)? Soul doth 
' Vg^fj *^ Lotd^ -and m^ S Jar it hath rgjoiced in Gcd mySa^viour^ Ac. ' 

The Angei immediately left her, after which thf Son of God was in- 
qtrnated in. her holy Womb. Without flaying to cor^iider the high Condition 
wherennt9 (ht was. now raifed, ihe undertook a painful Joari^ey to vifit her 
Cooiin Elizabeth^ who dwelt in the Hill Country, in a City of .Judab^; 
and, entering into the ^oufe of Zcxbarihsy faluted Elizabeth : And it came to 
fafi that 'when pe heard tbt S^akuation of Mary^ the Babe Isap^d in htr 
Womb, and Elizabeth, <iMas filed 'with the Holy Ghoft ^ and fffoke 'with a 
loud Voice\ and faid, Blejed art thou among fVomen, and blejfed is the Fruit 
of thyWomh, Sec. * 

Not at all lifted up with what her Coufm faid, ihe returned home ; and 
the Si^ of her being with Chi|d^appearing, Jofeph^ Jiotwithftanding the 
m^any Proofs he had of the- Virgij^'s Purity^ attributed it to the Wqrk of 
Sini but being a juil Man,, refolved only to leave her, or to put her away 
privately, and not to make her a publick£xample ; but v^en he was ready 
to do this, God adv^tifed him in the Night, by an Angel, in a Dream, not to 
fear to. take unto him ilf^ry his Wife, for that which was conceived in her 
^vas of the Holy Ghoil ; *and ihe ihould bring forth a Son, enjoining thena 
to call his Name Jcfus, for he ihould fave his People from their Sins. 

Wh^n the Deli v^y of the bleffed Virgin drew nigh, the Edift of the Em* 

peror Juguftus Ctefar^ in* a Manner diilurbcd the whole ^ World, and made 

the holy Virgin come to Bethlehem (where (i^e Prophet had fivetold the 

^ M«ffiai 



St MATTHEW, in 

MeSSfa fhouldbe born) with J^/cfJ^ her dTpoufed Ho^baul, who'iKxas of thae 
Town, CO be taxed. But when they arrived at Bsthlehem, every one refufed 
CO lodge them, becaufe their Houfes were all full. 

And thus did our Saviour haften, as it were, to fhew us at his verj Birth 
an Example of Humility, his furring with Patience the Repaifes oi Men^ 
not difdaimng to be born in a Stable. 

Tfie bieiied Virgin having brought forth Jier Firft horn Son, and blci5?d 
the \Vorld by his Birth, fhe wrapt him in Swadling-cloaths, and laid him* 
in a Manger I'he fame Night there were Shepherds in the Fields'watch- 
ing their Fjpcks, and the Angd of the Lord came upon them, and the 
Glory of the Lord (hone round about. thenA fo that they were fore afraid. 
* And the Angel faid. Fear not, I am come to bring you goifd Tidings of great 
Joy J unto you is bom this Dayjjfn the City of David, a Saviour, fwhicb it 
Ojrift the Lord: And this pall be a Sign unto you, ye Jh&ll find the Babe 
nurapp^d in S'wadling-cloaihs, and lying in a Manger, And fuddcnly there 
was. with the Angel a Multitude of the heavenly Hoft, praifing God, and 
faying, Glory to God in the higbift, and on Earth Peace, Good-will towards 
Men, 

The Shepherds, on recovering thcmlMves from their Aftonifhment, at 
the Words of the Angel, and Sight of the heavenly Hoft, determined t<> 
pals over into Bethlehem, to fee the Wonder God had wrought, making 
great Hafte in their Journey; where they found ahe bleffed Virgin \yith 
Joffh, #nd the ChiM lying in a Maneer, as the Angel had related. Filled 
with Admiration^ they returned, praiung God, to the Surprize of all that 
met them 

Eight Days after our Savlour*s Births J^^fefh and Mary^ according to the> 
Cuftom of the Jews,, circumcifed the Child, and called him Jefus [i. e, the 
Sai^our of the. World) as commanded : And tho* that Nanie be not fet 
down in the Old Teftament., yet it is found in a Book extant before Chtift 
was bojrn, namely Efdras ii. 7. Jefus Chrift being bom in Judea, wher^ 
the true God was worfliipped, God caufed a Star to ihine at his Birth^ 
thereby to (hew that he did not come into the World for the Jews onlyi 
but for the Gentiles alfo, to draw them from Idolatry and the Worihip of 
Devils, to the God and Saviour of the World, whpfe Light ihould Ihine^ 
like the Star in their Hearts. . 

The Magi, or wife Men, (whom St Ma^ foppofeth were great Aftrologert 
and learned Men i St Cyprian calls them' logicians, which Arts were much 
pra&ifed in tbofe Countries ; and fays, t]giev were little Kings,, or Lords, ia 
particular Places^ fuch as JojSbua fkW thirQr of in one Batde) perceiving that 
the Power of their Gods and Oracle daily decayed, and knowing this Star 
in the Eaft to denote the Birth of the Sovereign of the Jews, cam&to Jeru- 
Ja/em, and enquired where he was; for they had feen his Star, and were 
come to worihip him. '^ . 

Herod, an Ufurper, hearing of a new King^ was much troubled s and aflem- 
biix>g l^is chief Priefts and Scribes, aflted in what ^ace Chrift (lioald be born^ 
They told him, in Bethlehem, in Judea, as the Prophet Micah had written. 
-Hereupon he called fecredy the wife Men, and enquired what Time the 
Sjtiur iippeared ? They anfwered him fully without Fear: But he refolving, 

. * if 



i» St M A Tt H,Efr, 

if poflible^ to murder him, ordered them to fearch diligently for theyeimg 
Child» and when they had found him to bring him woid, that he might . 
come C9 woHhip him alfo. They t)eiitg'dire&ed by the Star to the Hoofe, 
found the young Child» and fell down and worftiipped him, offering him 
Frefents of Gold, Frankincenfe^ and Myrrhe i and# being warned of God in 
a Dream, never relumed to Herodf but* went ^ome another Way. 

Epiphamus h of Opinion, that they came to JerufaUm two Years after 
Chrift's Nativity, becauie Herod flew all the Infants of that Age ; but o- 
thers holdi, more probably, that the Star appeared to them two l^ars before 
Chrift*8 Nativity, fo that they came to Bethlehem thirteen Days after his 
Birth, which the Church calls Epiphany, Twelfth-day, or the Day of the . 
three Kings. < 

Forty Days after the Birth of our Lord, the Days of the Farificatioii of 
the blefled Virgin being accomplifh*d, fhe brought lum to J$ru/alemtoi^' 
fent him to the Lord, in obedience to the Law, to be ranfomed by the Sa- 
crifice of fome Animals, a Pair of Torde Doves, or two Pigeons : And, as 
St Luke obferves, at the fame Time Simon, furnamed the Juft, and AfOMt the . 
Frophetefs, both Perfons of extraordinary Sandity among the Jeujs^ co- 
ming into the Temple, SimM, being filled with the Holy uhoft, difcovered 
his blefled Saviour by^the Light of Faith^ and, with an Extafy of Joy , took him 
up in his Arms, gave Thanks, and faid. Lord, now ietteft thou thy Servant 
depart in Peace, accorSng to thy Word, for mine Eyes have feen thy Sal^ua- 
tiou, kz Anna alfe ad^ her puUick Thanks and Praifes to thoft of Si 
^ mon. This holy Widow, after feven Years Marriage,' had paft the reft of 
her Life, to her Thirty-fourth, in fafting and praying, without departing 
from the Temple, and now declared to ^ that looked for Redemption in 
Jerufalem, that Jefus was the Mefliah. 

. Herod having long expedled, in vain, the Return of the wife Men, en- 
tered into a ftrange Paflion, for Fear of being dethroned ; and refblving 
Chrifl fliould by no Means efcape, gave Orders for killing all the Children 
in Bethlehem, and the Borders thereof, which he thought were about his 
Age, to the Number of 14,000: After this Butchery he wentJnto the Hill 
Country, and thrice attempted the Death of John, theSq^n oiZathary, then 
in the fecond Year, of his Agei but his. Mother faved ma Life, by fending 
him into defart Places, till the Time came that was appointed for the Ma- 
pifefiation of the MelTiah to Ifratli which was not to be till the thntieth Year 
• of his Age. But as the Babes jnl^/^/r^hm died in the Place of Chrift, fo 
did John Baptift's Father die for i(im ; for Zachariat was flain between the 
Temple and the Altar, beeaufe hip refiifed to betray hb Son to the Fory of 
this bloody Wretch. • 

Before this Cruelty was executed, Jofepb thinking of retaming (0 Neuca^ 
ritb, God feat his Angel in the Nigiu to tell him, that he flKHud immedi- 
ately uke the young Child and his Mother, and fly mto Egypt, becanfe 
Herod \it6\A^ ufe all Means to deftroy iiim« Aocoroingly they fet oat at 
Midnight, andtravelled into Egypt. At which Time, St Jerom writes^ all 
the Imagea of their Gods tumbled from their Altars to the Ground, and 
their Oracles ceas- d. And Eufetm tells us, that no Nation embraced tho 



St M A T T H E m 13 

Chiiftisin Religion with fuch. a Readinefs as the Egyptians did, agreeable 
with the Prophecy of I/aiah, Chap, xijf . above 700 Years before. ' 

After the Dwh of Uerok God fenc his Angel again unto Jo/epbf to com* 
mand his Return into the Land of Ifraei^ as Hofea had predi6lea» Chap, xi* 
He obeyed, and, to avoid the Fury of ArcbeUus^ Herod*8 Son, (according to 
the Prophets) came and dwelt in the Town of NascaretS, After which 
they went up every Year to Jerufaltm^ at the Feaft of the PafTover ; ac ' 
which Time,, when Jefus was at the Age of twelve Years, being ftronr iq 
Spirit, filled with Wifdom^and the Grace of God upon him, they topk him 
with them ; and, after the eight Days of the Feaft were accoropli(hed, re- 
turned to Naxaretb^ but our blefied Saviour ilaid behind, di(jputing v^th 
the Dodors^ unknown to Jofeph and his Mother % and, after three Days 
they found him in the Temple, fitting in Hie Midft, both hearing and afk- 
ing them Queftions. The blefled Virgin^ furprized to fee him there, tho* 
overjoyed at the Sight, mildly afk*d him why he dealt fo with them, i^c. 
tipon which he told her, he was to be about his Father^s Bufineis i and thejr 
nnderftood not this Saying. He then returned with his Parents to NaTia- 
r^tit auid was fubjedt to them in all Things. And, as St jfuftia, Cbrjfoftom^ 
and other ancient Fathers write, to fhew himfelf true Man, laboured in 
the con^on Toils of Life till thirty Years were paft, when God Waa 
^eafed to manifefl him to the World, by bringing John Baptifl, his Mef- 
lenger, out of the Wildernefs, as the Prophets foretold ;• who then left hit 
Solitude, where he had led an angelical Life. His Garment was of Ca- 
mels Hair, with a Leathern Girdle about his Loins, his Meat Locufb and 
wild Honey ; and he appeared on the fianksof the River of Jordfn^ and 
in the Wildernefs or Judea^ preaching Repentance, and baptizing all thofe. 
that came unto him, faying, R$fent yt^ fir the Kingdom of Htavtn is at , 
Hand. For this is he that ivas ffoken of ly the Prophet Ifaialf^ /^i^% ^ht . , 
Foice of one crying in the Wildernefs ^ prepare ye ^ &c. 

When therefore all Jerufalem went thronging tpto the DeTart to he«r 
thb holy Fore runner, and to be baptized, Jefus himfelf went idfo, and, in 
Homiiir|r, hid himfelf among the Multitude : But tho* John had never feen 
him before, yet he acknowledged him to be the MefTiah in the Frefence of 
an exceeding great Number of People; and being ilruck with a j»t)fouml 
Refped, could not, without Difikmlty, refolve to baptize him, fiiyine, in 
thePrefence of the chief Po^tors of the Law, even the Sadducees and Pha- 
rifees, whom he called Vipers, &r. and had driven them fiom his Baptifm^ 
/ had need4o be baptized 0/ thet, and eomefi thou to me. Our Lord only an* 
iwered, that he muil humble himfelf fo far, and fnbmit to every Onii« 
fiance ; For, faith he, it becometh us to fuifU all Rigbteotsfinfft. No iboner 
was he baptized, but the Heavens opened, and the.Holy Spirit vifibly de* / 
iceoded on him in Form of a Dove, and refted on his Headi and at the 
fiune Tiine a Voice was heard from Heaven, giving this Teftimony, This it 
9p beloved Son, in whom I eun ^^l pieafed: 

St John fiaptiil having nfed his utmoft Bndeftvoiirt to perfuade Men^ 
that Jefus Chiiil was the Mdfias fo often promifed,, and fo greatly ddfired^ 
feemed to hav« nothing more tq d^ in the World;* fo he left the Deiart to 
come to die Court of Hmd, who receive^ him with great Refpedt, even 

whn 



f4 St M ATT HETf, 

when hff was moft feverdy reprehended for his inceftooos DdiIeiDettt8» m 
marrying Herodiai^ his Brother's Wife : But this envenomM the Spine of 
Htrodiai againft him, who foon got him thrown into Prilbn; when, at the 
Birth day of Ueroii^ her Daughter fo extremely pleafed Herod by dandng in 
the Midfl of the AiTembly, that he commanded her to alk of him whadb- 
ever ihe pleafed, and he would give it her, tho* it were half of his Kingdom* 
She went and aik*d Counfel of her Mother ; who» preferring the gratidfying 
her Revenge, above whatever her Ambition or CovetoQin& could d^re, 
bid her aik of him the Head of John Baptift. Herod was mnch troobled at- 
this Requeft i bat, to fulfil hisrPromifey ordered' that Sc Jobn^ Head ihould 
boicut off, and delivered to /£rrM6'4i*s Daughter in a Charger, .who imme- 
diately brought it to her Mother. Thus ended the high Opinion whkh 
HirodhsA of him, who having been the great Admirer of this holy Perfon, 
became his Murderer; which Jofipbm. reckons to be the Caufe of all the 
Miferies which bef<^ Herod and his Family in a (hort Time after. 

When Jefus was baptized, he began to preach, and hb whole Dodtrfne 
was dire&cd to the Manifeftation of his Father^s Will, and Amendment of . 
Man's Life. It propofes alio one fundamental Principle, T^bou fialt U^ 
the Lord thy God njuitb all thy Soul, and thy Neighbour as thy/elf. It was 
plain, eafy, and convincing, tho* k treated of the higheft Myfteries. AU 
was Spirit, Truth, Juiiice, Holinels, Humility, and Charity. It neither 
took away nor difannulled any one perfed or (piricual Precept pf the Law 
of Mo/esi but rather revived, infbrced, interpreted, and fulfilled the iame: 
For whereas that commanded external Obfervance, Chrift*s Law requites 
^o internal ObedieMce : That fays. Love your Friends i this adds, Lave 
your Enemies : That forbids us to kill ; this prohibits us from being angry : 
That commands us not to commit a£^ual Adultery ; this refusres not to de- 
fife, nor luft after a Woman: That taught thee to ofier up a Calf, Sheep, 
Ox, &c. for thy Sins ; this enjoins thee to offer up a contrite Heart, by Faith 
in the Blood of him that died for all, mtitb a firm aad refobiie Pttrpofe of 
Amendment of Life. Briefly, the Dodrines of Chrift tend only to the true, 
fincere, and perledt Service of God, thy Lord that created thee and redeem. 
«d thee, for the Exaltation of his holy Name, Power, Goodnefs, and Glo- 
^i to the fupprefling of Man*s Pride^ by diicovering his Loft and mile* 
fable State by Nature; to the Contempt of the Work!, and the Pomps and 
Vanities thereof; to the Mortification and fubdning our carnal Appetites i 
\o true Love and unfeigned Charity towards our Neighbour ; to the making 
us ijpiritually minded ; to the procuring to us Peace of Confcience, Tran- 
quility of Soul, Confolation of Spirit, and Purity in the outward Man: 
And, in a Word, to reduce Mankind again to a certain State of Innocency, 
Simplicity, and angelical Sandity upon Earth (fo far as human Infirmity 
will allow) and to have his^Eye fix'd only upon the Kmgdom of God in 
Jieaven, and the eternal Inheritance purcbafed for all thofe that truly love 
|ind fear Kim. This was the Dodrine de9ered by Jefiis, and is the fame 
which the holy Pcophet^of old foretold (hould be dedared^o the Workt by 
(he true MeiTiah. 

• ... • "■.;•. s$ 



ts 



The Gofpel according to St .Mark. ** 



Q: fJO W doth the Gofpel of 

•^ -* St Mark begin ? 

A. With an Account of Johif^ 
preaching .in the WiJdernefs, 
^nd propl^efyine of our Saviour 
Chrill^ as is Sgniiied h'^Eze-; 
kicH Lion.. 
. QifWhatinas^'xA.r 

A. A Difciple of PctcrV, of 
whom he bad learned the A£b 
of Chrift. 

^What are the ^ranches to 
be handled in this Gofpel ? 

A. The tempting of Chrift, his 
Fafting, Prayer, and Miracles. 

Q. When 'voasChriJl tempted? 

A, As foon as he had received 
Bajptilm j , whereby, we learn, 
tliat the Spirit of God begins 
nofooncrto work, but is foon 
crofs'd and thwarted by the 
Spirit of the Devil, Chap, i. 12. 

Q. What is the difference be- 
tween thefe two Spirits ? 

A. The Spirit of God is lov- 
ing, gentle, meek $ not forcing 
nor threatning : The Spirit ot 
the Devil is fubtile, crue)^ faJfe, 
and full of Terror, Between 
thefe two Spirits, . the Spirit of 
ManiscontinuaHy tofled, the one 
Working to our Salvation, the 
pther to o^r Damnation. 
* Q^Who tempted Chrijl'f 
^ • A* Two Sorts of Creatures. 

CI. Which be they ? 
. "A. The Devil and the Jews. 

Q^From whence fetched the 
SDevif his Argument swhefemti^ 
he temffedf _ 

A. -From thrte Things, either 
from theWijiand R^afon of Man, 



the Olftom of the World, or 
from the corrupting and wreft* 
ling of tht Scriptures, as in thif 
t'lace it appears. 

Q^ What doth the 2)evi^ 
tempt unto ? ^ 

A. Sin. 
, Q^Whatis the Nature of Sin t 

A. To deftroy. 

Q^What follows Sin ? . ' 

A.^A two-fold Judgment! 
the one inward, as Torment ot 
Confcience and Decay of Gifts^ 
the other outward, as Contempt 
and Reproach of the World. ' 

Qi How many Kinds rf Temp* 
tations are there > , 

:^,Two. - * 

(i. Wfoich be they ? , 

u^. Bad^ which proceed from 
the Devil and hi« Inftrunientsij 
and Good, whidi proceed from 

'God, .• •' "^ • ; / 

Q^How doth Goduje to tempt? 

A. Two Manner qf \V ays, by 
Trials on the Kight Hand, an4 
by Trials on rite Left. 
. Qg How dcth he tempt us bjf 
Trials on the Right Hani^ 

A. By oflfering- us temporal 
31effings, as Wealth, ProrAotion, 
and fuch like, to lee if we wiU 
lay hold on them juftly, or » 
after an indirefl: or finful Man- 
PCI .5 or by beftowing upon ^ 
temporal Bleflings, to try if w^ 
willdifpofe of them according 
as he bath commanded^ ^cicl as 
his uprigfat^Aloaoaecs. 

Q. Uo^ doth he tempt us bf 
Trials m the Left ^ 
' i/. By fui&ring Herefies tarife 

up 



is 



St ^ A R IC 



tip afnongft.us> to fee if they 
canfcduce US; or by common 
Corruption pt JVIanners, ^hen 
'any Slanders, or ScandallJ and 
Injuries arc oflfered, to prove our 
Conftancy, Patience, and Love. 
, Q. ifow ad the Jews tempt 
Chrifi? . • 

^ By frivolous Qgeftions to 
entrap his Life 5 . as whether it 
were lawful -to give Tribute to 
C^farpr T\6t^. chap. xuL.14.' 

(J. Vf^at is Comfort in Temp- 
iationl') 

' -A Tfiat if we abide faithful 
and coriftant, God at the laft 
will fend his Angels to deliver 
I9,as he did ourSaviour,^ib.xiii. 
■ . Q^ T^y dot if God fiiffer us to 
het^mptedJ 

A. For ^ve efpecial Reafbns. 

ClJFhicbiethey^ 

A. Firft, to try if we be faith- 
ful ; Secondly, to make us feek 
iinto him for Help: Thirdly, 
,thc better to maniftft his Power 
and Love in delivering us: 
Pourthly, to create in our Hearts 
a ThanRfialnels fortnir Delive- 
rance : And fifthly, that we may 
be made like unto our Saviour 
Chrift. 

Q:, What doth this irfer ? 

J. That we ought always to 

?ray that we be not led into evil 
'emptation* 

Q, 2)oth Qod fi^er us at any 
'^me to fdU under tJbeForc^cf 
'^entptaticnV 
A. He doth. 
' Q, What is the Cmfe\ 
; if. That hcmightThcwuR our 
patural Vfeaknefs, and make us 
ipaore hccdy in our Walking. 
^ Aftir Chrifi wa^ detiverei 



from the Temptations cfthe De- 
vil^ what did foe t 

A. As we oucht to do in the « 
like Cafe, moft chearfuUy en^ 
deavoured to perform the Will 
of his Father- 

ClWhat therefore may n»e 
liken the Temptation (ftheSDe- 
viiuntot 

A. A jBlow or Wound, which 
difmays not 'the good Chriftian, 
but rather ftirs him up more 
forcibly to withftaifd the Affitulc 
of his Enetpy. 

Q. What Opportunity did the 
fDevil watch to tempt Chrift ? 

A When he was alone in the 
Wildernefs, and oppreft with 
lon^ Fading. 

Q^Uow kng hoi he faftei^ 

A. Wqtty Days and ftirty 
Nights. 

QJVhat Company hoi he ? 

A. None but the Wild Beafta. 

Q. ffhat may we under ftand 
by the Wildernefn 

A. The World, 

^ What by the Wild Seafts ? 

A. The inward and outward 
Dangers thereof. 

Q;. Inward T) anger s^ of what ? 

A. Of one's rude and untamed 
Aficftions. 

Q. Outward SDangers^ of 
what\ 

A. Of the Vanitici whereby 
we continually fall. 

^What is agoodReme^ ^ 
gainfl rhefe Dangers ? 

A. Faffing, and not as ibme 
faft, forty Days only as a CoftooH 
(at Times and Seafons) but Co 
long as we live in the Wildetncft 
of this wicked World. 

Q. ha^ is Faffing t 



Sf MARK 



«7 



ji. Abftincnce from Things of 
the Body, that we may fhd more 
readily apply to thole of the 
Spirit. 

Q. How many Kinds qf Fafi- 
ing be there ? 

•^. Two. 

Qj Which be theyi / • 

j^. Corporal, which is refrain- 
ing from Meat, and fpirituaU 
which is in abftainingf^om Siii* 

Qf. When are we /aid truly to 
fajtr ^ . 

ji. When we keep our Eyes, 
from looking after Vanities 3 our 
Tongue from Curfing, Swearing, 
and evil Speaking 5 . out Hearts 
f^om meditating on Mifchief 3 
our Hands from praSiSng unlaw- 
ful Aflions 5 arid our Feet from 
treading the Way of Scomers. 

Q: What is the Property of 
%rueF4^ingf 

>rf. It muft not be done for 
vain Glory, but to mortify the 
Body, that it may be in fubjec- 
tion to the 'Spirit^ . and to the 
Intent we mav have the 'more 
Provifion for the relieving of the 
Poor. 

^ What are the EffeEls that 
foUo<v Fajlingf 

• A. Health, Perfeaionof Me- 
mory,' 5harpnels of Wit,* long 
Life, and Happinefe of SouL • 

Q. What is the Oppofite of 
Fapn^? ... 
\A. Intemperance* 

€^What is Ittteviperame ? 
.^. An overflowingof Volup- 
tuoulhefs, againft Keafon^ and 
the Health of th* Soul, feeking 
no other* Contentment, but the 
Deligbt of th% Senfes. • 



Q. What are the EffeBs that^ 
follow it? ■ • 

^. Diforder,* Impudence, Un* 
leemlinefs, Negligence, Imbeci- 
lity of Body, and Deftruftionof 
the SouL 

Q;, Wherein cof0s Mempe^ 
ratjcef . 

J. In fumptuous Feafting* 

Q.I«'it not tolerable fo* 
Chtmians to feaft* 

^»Yes, if it be done with 
Moderation and Thankfgivi'ng, 
as appears by th'fe Example of 
MattheW't wlxo feafted our .Sa- 
viour Chrift, Mat. ii.i^. 

Q^Whom tnujl we feajl^ 

A. Not our rich Neighbbur/5| 
left they bid us again, and fo 
• Recompencc be made 5 but the 
Poor,* Maimed, Lame, and 
Blind 5- and God (hall reward us 
at die Refurreflion of the Juft^ 
Zr/^^xiv. 12, 13* 

Q. What muft he joined with 
Fajlifig to make it acceptable ? 

A. Repentance and Prayer. 

Qt/WhAP is Repentance ? 

A. An hearty Sori^ow for Sin^ 

^^ith a firm Refolution never to 

^ oflfend again* So that it is not 

' enough to |?e grieved for our Sin$ 

except we likewife amend« 

Q; Give me^an Lr (lance ^ 
' A. It is our Saviour's Woi'ds^ 
Repent and amend, for the King* 
dom of God is at hand. 

Q:What goes before- Repent* ' 
ame -^ . " . , . 

A. Admonition. 
' Q^What foUoweth ? 

A. Forgivenefs. 

Q:^ Who hath "Power to for*' 
give Sins ^ 

C ^. Chrift 



iS 



St MARK. 



A. Chrlft the Son of God, 

' Q. When bath he Tower ^ to 
forgive? 

A. Whcnfocvcr wc call upon 
hhai by Faith, as by the Ex- 
ample of the blind Man, chap. %. 
' Q. What doth this Readinefs 
to jorzive itrfer? 

A. Imitation in us to db the 
."• like, onetoward pother. 

Q. And 'Why ? 

A. Becaul'e, except we forgive 
one another, wc (hall not be for- 
given of our Father which is in 
Heaven, chap. xi. 16. 

Q. How tnatjy CircumJlanceSy 
as touching ourfehes^ are to he 
coYjfidered in pardoning Offences ? 

A. Six. . 

Q. Jt'hich be they ? 

A, Firft, who it* is that muft 
forgive every one, as well the 
King as the Subje£l, Secondly, 
what is to be foreiyen 5 not only 
flight Ofifcnce?, but all Capital 
W rongs, whether fudden or pre- 
meditated. Thirdly, who they 
are we muft forgive 5 namely, our 
Chriftian Brethren. Fourthly, 
how often? Not feven Times 
only, but feventy-feven Times. 
Fifthly, in what Sorf? Not 
feigned ly, but from the Heart, 
Sixthly, when not at the Altar 
only, and when we pray, but at 
all Times, When our Brother 
fhall feem to ofiend, all ip this, 
forgive as we would have God 
forsiive us. • 

Q. In how many T'hings con^ 
Jijlcth Forgivene/s ^, 

A. In four. 

Q. Which be they ? 



A. Connivere^ to wink at 
our Brother's Offences': Con- 
donare^ to pardon the Quality 
of the Cfiencc 1 Remittere, to 
with-hold the PunilhmcDt: And 
Indulgere^ to take into Favour. 

Q^»«f if the Offence befuch, 
as wemufi needs reprove our Sro- 
thery how muft it be done ? 

A, Mildly, lovingly, fecredy, 
and guij^lels purfelves of what 
we reprovf hina for 5 freely, and 
withq,ut Fear, upon a true and 
juft Occafion,* aad at a fit 
Time. 

Q. 7J what may ite compart 
him that is a great Reprghendet 
of others^ and never hoks into 
bis own Infirmities ? 

A. To five Things. 

Qj^^Which be thfiyf 

A. To the Lamp in the Tem- 
ple, which giveth Light to the 
Prieft, and confumes itlelf. Se- 
condly, to the Jfeyc that fees 
all Things, but fees n«t itfelf. 
Thirdly, to Noah's Workmen, 
that built an Ark to-favc Noak^ 
"and were drowned tbemfelves. 
Fourthly,' to fuch '•a-n one as 
clothes others, and goes naied 
,himfelf. . Fifthly, toJ^«, that 
wasaForrefter, and lived always 
abroad, and therefore did looie 
the Blefling^at home. 

Q. What is the Gate thnt ' 
opens to Forgivene/s brfore God ? 

A. Prayer, - 

Q. What is "Prayer ? 

A* A calling upon God in the 
Time of Trouble. 

Q. How many forts qf Grayer 
are there f 

>^. Two 5 mental, conlifting 



8t MA R K. i^ 

in the Heart, without Utterance Q. How tnuft our Minds he 



from th^. Tongue 5 and .vocal, 
conceived in the Heart, and pro- 
nounced with the Tongue. 

Q^ How many are the Vro- 
ferties of Grayer ? 

A. Four J It muft-bcfecret, 
without 
without 

bncf, without nauch^ babbling , 
and cbnilant, withput Intermif- 
fion, 6'^^jp. xi. 23, 

Qj How many Reafons are 



difpoTed when we' pray f 

ja. ^t muft bic in Charity 
with all Men. 

Q. W'hat may encourage us to 
prayl 

A. The faithful Promife. of 

Oftentation 5 ^zealous, the Lord that he will hear us^ 

doubting ^to^ obtain 5 Ask, and 'ye fhall have, knock, 

and it (hall be opened untp you, 

Q. How was 'Prayer effeSual 
kChrift? * 

A. By Prayer Jic vifrought fome 



the 



there to prove the Goodnefs of of his Miracles, • as appearcth 
Grayer % 

A.S\yL. 

Q. Which be th 

A. Firft, it is full of Joy 5 for 
in the Cooopany of God tbcre is 
nothing but Joy. Secondly, God 
hath buMt an Houfe, and ap- 
pointed a Day for it. Thirdly, 
It maketh us like the Angels m 
Heaven. Fourthly, it is as In- 
cenfe in the Noftrils of God. 



ihafh IX. 29. 

Q. What is a Miracle ? 

A. An Aft exceeding 
Courfe of Nature. 

Q. Why was it reauifire that 
Chriftpould work Anracles ? 

A* To prove Hitnfelf both. 
Gpd and Man 5 and confequentn 
ly, the true Meifiah and Saviour 
of the World. * . 

Q^Tofave^ haw many Ways 



Fifthly, it doth more Good*than may it he upderftoodf 



Alms-deeds 5 for by our Alms 
we help but few, but by Prayer 
we m^y do Good to Thoufands. 
Sixthly, it is a viftorious Thing 5 
for. it ovcrcometh God, who, 
being Almighty, overcometh all 
Things. 
^ Q^ When muji we pray P . 

A. Pit all Times. 

(X,whyr. 

A. Becaufe we know not when 
the Lord will call us to Judg- 
ipeht, chaf.-xiiy. I3. 

Qj, What are £nemies to 
Grayer f 

A. Drowfinefs and Carelefs- 
ncfs 5 .and therefore* our Savioujr 
hath f^d„ VV,at(;h and pray. 



4> Two ; Firft, in prcfervfng 
and giving temporal Bleffings to 
all y and fecondly, in redeeming 
of Tome, by giving eternal Hap^ 
pinefs to the Eleft. 

Q. What are the Miracles of 
Chriftl 

A. Giving Sight to the BGnd, 
Stren^h to the Lame, Health to 
the Sick, walking upon the Wa- 
ter, and raifingof the Dead, ^c* 

Q. In this re/peB what is 
Chrift called r 

A' A Phyfician* 

Q. How doth he differ fron% 
other Thyfmans ? 

A, He wrought by his owa 

Power, and looked not for Re-y 

Q 1 ward 5 



JO ' St M J R K. 

ward : He fcorned not to han- of tlicir DiiVifcs; and he went 
<ilc and toucli his fick Paiients, aboat and ofifesd bimiclf ro the 
iiotwithftaading the Contagii^o DilCAi'cd. 

Ocf. Tbe Life and CooTerfation of oar Ucfiisd SavioBr was always a- 
greeable to bis Doctrine, and a lively Rq>rdditatiaii of tbc Pcrfe^ons 
thereof. He was a Man of fuch Gravity, that he was never obferved to 
la :gh ; of fjch Hiimility, that the' he was the Son of God, yet he icarce 
had the Dignity of a Servant ; of fuch a fweet abd mild Temper, that all 
the Abufes acd Injuries of his Eriemies never wrefied from him aa angry 
Word ; and was truly fuch a one as he is ddbib^d by Ifaiab, Chap, jdii 
and Zacb. ix. 9. 

In the Days of Tiberius C^far, the GoTemors of the icveral Provinces 
nfed to advertfTe the Senate of fuch Occsrrences as happened in fheir Coon- 
fries ; and Publivs Lentutm^ being Preddenc of Judtd^ writ the following 
Epiftic to the Senate and People of ^cme. 

** There appeared in thcfe owr Days a Man of great Viitne;, named Je* 
^ fus Chrifi^ who if yet living among as, and of the GseiiLs is accepted 
** for a Prophet of Truth ; but his own Difaj^ call him the Son of God, 
^ He raifeth the Dead, and cureth aQ Manner of Difeaies : A Manof Sta- 
f* tore fomewhat tall and comely, wiih a very reverend Countenance, fuch 
<' as the Beholders may lx>th k>ve and fear: His Hair is of ^ Colour 
^ of ^ Philbert full ripe, and plain almoft down to his fiais ; but frmn 
^ the Ears downward, (bmewhat corPd, and moie onent of Cdoor, 
^ waxing abcot his Shoulders. In the Xtidft of his Head goeth a 8eam or 
** Pariition of his Hair, after the Manner of the Nazarita^ im Foicbead 
«* very plain and fmooth ; his Face wil t Spot or Wrinkle^beattdfied 
^ with a comely Red ; his Nofe and Mouth fi> formed, as nothing can be 
*< repreherded ; his Beard fomewhat thick, agreeable in Cokwr to the 
^ Hair of his Head, not of any great Length, but forked in the Midftf 
«* of an innocent and mature Look ; his Eyes grey, dear, and quick. In 
** reproving he is terrible, in admonilhing, courteous and hja fpc^tca; plea* 
<* fant in Speech, mixM with Gravity. It cannot be zeEOgnAxx^d that any 
** have feen him laugh, but many have feen him weep. In propoitionof 
**■ Body v^-c]} ihaped amd freight : His Hands and Anns veiy ddedableto 
•» behold ; in fpeaking very temperate, modcft, and wiie. A^MaOi^ hil 
** lingi'iar Beauty, f jrpaiTmg the Children of Men." 

Jvir*hus^ a Jnv'hy Nation and Profefiion, who writ the Hifion^ of the 
Ddlru^tion of Jtrufalim^ &c. {of which he was an Eye Witneis) but 40 
Years after the Death of Chrift, in vi^ Antiquities faith, ** In thefe Times 
<< liv^d JeTas, a very wife Man, if it be law-fiil to call him a Man; becaufe, 
* *' in Truth, he did marvelloas Things, and was Mailer and Teacher to 
<• them that lov'd him, and fought af:er Truth : The Jtwt and Gentiles 
** alTen^bled to him, and followed him in great Numbos. -.And tho* he 
^* was afterwards accufcd by fome of the chief of our Rdigion, and croci- 
«* fied, yet he >\*as not fbrl'aken of thofe who before followed him ; and 
*■ three Days after his Death he appeared alive unto them, aDC^nUngas the 
<* Prophets, in(]^urM by God, had foretold and profbcficd of him : And 

•« now 



St MAR IC ' %i 

** now, even in oar Days, the Dodlrine and (be Name of Chriftiaasi contu 
•* nues, and is fprcad over ail, the World." 

Our blefied Lord's iirft Care was the miraculoat Calling of his I^'fci'plet' 
and Followers* who weie of feversd Occupations Sute« and Conditions iii> 
the World, and yet, in aninftant the> left Father, Mother, Wives, Children, 
and all other temporal Concerns, and followed Jefus i who had nothing to 
beftow upon them but tht Promife of JEiappinefs in the World to come. He 
had no earthly Friend to countenaiKe him, but was accounted, by the 
Scribes and Pharifees, a comtnon Difturber of the State i nor had he a 
Houfe where to lay Bis Head.. And yet worl^lly- minded Men and Wo- 
men, great Sinners, and lewd Perfons,, left &li their Enjoyments to follow 
him, l^zarding their Lives in defence of his Doctrine. He wrought many 
Miracles above all human Power, in the Open View of the Jmjus^ and Mul« 
titudes of 'other Perfons who were Witneffes, to the Surprize of all th« 
Spectators J iirft of all changing Water into Wine, miraculous Draughts of 
Fifhes, healing the Sick* opening the Eyes of the Blind, making the Lame 
to walk: And having obtained great Fame, particularly by raiiing i^izxa* 
rus from the Dead, the Pharifees aifembled to deliberate what to do, fay? ' 
ing, Jf nve 7ft this Man alone ^ all the People. lAnll believe on bim^ &C. 

In the chief Paflages of our Saviour's Life we read, ift. That as fooo aa 
he was baptized he ihewed all the Fjtithfu], by his. own Example, that af- 
ter they had once entered into the Chriftian Stjite, they ought to prepare 
for SuflFening and Temptation : For being^Ied by the Holy Spirit mto the 
£)efart, and having fafted forty Days and forty Nights, he was tempted by 
the Devil, who faid unto him. If thou art the Son &/ God^ cotnmand theft 
Stones $€ if made Bread. To wh<»m Jefus anfwered, that Man dHbn9iU*t» 
ly Br<eadaUne, hut hy every War a that proceedeth out of the Mouth of God^ 
The Prince of Darknefs was not difcoaraged at this, bet €arijcd our Se« 
viourto the Top of a Pinacle of the Temple, and, after that, into an ex-> 
ce^ding high Moiintain, uiing fuch like vain Speeches; but Jefu» aafwer^^ 
ed the Temjpter, Gei thet behind me Satan, kc, which gav^ the Devil a 
total Repulte, and the Adgels came aiid miniftred unto him. 

Nieodemuj, a Nobleman of the Jetjus^ being concerned at what he |ia4 
heerd related of our Saviour, refolved* to be informed of the Truth i an4 
at this Time oiur Saviour having many Enemies, Nicodemus thought it fafeft 
to go by Night; and,. Being come, told him, he really believed he was 4 
l^acher fent fiom.God, iince no Man could do fuch Miracles unlefs God 
was with him. Jefus anfwered. Except a Man he bom again he cannot fee 
the Kingdom of <M. Nicodemus underllood thefe )^ords in a natural Senie | 
bnt Jefus exphtined it to him, and reafoned with him about the marvellous' 
EfFedls of the Work of the Holy Spirit, £sfr. by whkh this learned Man 
was convinced, and it made fuch ImprefTion upon,him, that lie who at £rft 
feeihed fearful to come to our Saviour, had the Courage afterwards to main 7 
t^in, publkkly, his Innocency in a full Council, and to ddclare, at hit 
Death, that he would have no Part in it. 

• Our Saviour,, for avoiding a while the Malice o^ the Pharifees, who 
had counfelled Herod to throw Sc John Eaptift into Prifon, left Judea and 
returped into Galilee ; where he niict with a Samaritan Woman who was 

coning 



a» Si M A R K. 

coming to dbiw Wigter from « Wdl, near wkidi Clirift W9i fitting; and 
bcng atiiirft bf bis wearifoine trarelling; lie aflced lier to give him Ibme 
Water to drink. The Woman feemed ibmewhac forprized chat n yg^ 
flmnld aik Water of zSamatiioMf a People eztremdj afahoned hy the 
Jtnm : But Jefnsanfwered, thai if (be knew the Gift of God, and who it 
wu ibat aflfiBfi Drink of her, (he would have alked of turn, and he woaid 
have g^ven her lining Water, which ihoald never eeafe* to refrefh her, till 
•le had eternal Life ; and he made known to her all the Myilenes of the 
new Law; which is the Worlhip of God in Spirit and in Truth. TheWo> 
man grew very attentive to what he faid, and replied, that the MdEas 
woold come and teach them all Thmgs. Jefos anfwered, lamkt. Where- 
upon ibe went into the Tdwn, and informed the People 6t idiat flie had 
heard, who went oot to him, and entreated him to enter into their City, 
where he ftaid three Days; andhavingdrawnmanyDifci;^esafterhim,chore 
out of thu Number twelve Perfons, whom he defigned to be the Fo«n- 
i/dn of his Chnaeh to future Ages, honouring them with thoTitle of Apoftles, 
as bemg to.be kt^ to preach jus Name and Go(pel throngboat the World ; 
who had this Advanu^e above the reft, that they were as it were his l>o- 
mcfticks, and lived with him in the fame Houie ; for he kept the Paifover 
and eat the Lamb with them alone : So that they were tme Witnefles, not 
only of his AAion^ and publfck Preachings, bat of his private life and 
Secrets, after he had difcourfed to others m Parables. . 

Having made this Choice, he Jed them np to a Moontain, bdn£ foHow- 
cd by a great Multitude of People, and then he made thatfunous Difeourfo 
called, ^he Sermon oft the Mount: A Subjeft which clearly manifefts, that 
the End of the new Law is to give rr new Heart to the new Man, becaufe 
oar outward Anions muft be regulated by the inward Principles bf our 
Mfflds i for the River cannot be pure if the Fountain be corrupted. But 
bare IMcourfes being not fufficient to ivork a Reformation in the gqierality 
of Men, our Saviour therefore woold bring them to, by the Example of 
Uary MagdalMftu% great Sinner; who, being moved by the divine Grace, 
came running* with an holy Boldnefi, to Jefus Chrift, a»the only Phyfici- 
tn of her Soul, in the Houfe of Sinum the Pharifee, and, in the Prefence of 
many Witn^fes, threw herfelf at his iPeet,* einbraced them, Rifled diem, 
^rdSuA them with her Tears, wiped them with the Hair of her Head, and 
miohited them with a rich Ointment This Woman was iiifahiou» fbr her 
{rregular Life, and therefore it was doubted by Simon^ whether Chrift was a 
true Prophet: But our Lord confounded this vain Imagination, dedaring 
how much he preferred the fervent Love of this Sinner t(f the Lukewarm- 
nefi of thofe that had not committed fuch great Crimes \ ihewitig that her 
Sins were forgiven her, becaufe (he loved much, and he ient her away in 
Peace; which was fo admirable a ConveriioA^ that it may be called the 
Glory of Repentance. 



Tfe 



as 



The Gcjpel according to St Lu k e^ 



gin ifis Gofpel ? 
A. With an Account Qijohn 
Saftijty pur Saviour's Fore- 
runrfer, who d^Ured him to bie 
the MdOSah ^ .with a particular. 
Relation of hi» miraculous Ckin- 
ception> Birth, and Parentage 5 
and is likened to EzekhV Ox. 
Q. What mas Luke ? 
A. A Phyfician diArttiocby 
and a Companion with Vaul in 
hisTravck, 

Q. S)idhe i^ite the Goffeh 
as an Eye-njoitnefs 0f the fame ? 
J. No 5 but as be had heard 
fifom ^ml and others. 

Q. ^ib/!«/ are the Joints from 
whence we muft derive our Ar- 
gument in this Goffel ? 

A. The preactunff. of Chrift, 
liit Slanders which lie furred 
for the fanKy his Apprehenfion 
and Examination. • ' 

Q. Whetp began Chrifi to 
f reach ? • 

A, At twelve Years old, v{rhen 
his Parents found him difputing 
with the Doftdrs in the Temple, 
chap. iv. 4, tf. 

Q: H01V ' frail 'WB know a 
Treacher % . ' 

A. fiy bis Fimits. 
Cl^What be thexf 
A. His Do£fa:ine, if it be of 
God $ and his Converfation, if. 
it be according to his Doftrine. 
Q:. How many T'hingsare re- 
quited in a Treacher ? 

'A., Six Things 5 to teach, to 
exhort, to pray, to prailc, to re* 
prove, and toencouirage. 



Q:, What is it to teach ? 

A. To declare the true Meaii« 
ing of the Scriptures: 

QjVhat is it to exhm ? 

A. To rcinember the Hearersr 
of the Word that they have 
heard 5 and to be ferious with 
them not to forget that which 
they have learned, but to bring 
forth Fruits of good Life. 

Q. .What are the Fruits ef 
good Life ^ 

A. Deeds of Charity, done to 
the Honour of God, and Good 
of our Neighbour. . 
. Q. f?o what End are fhef 
available^ 

A. To (hew how near, or how 
far off we are from Chrift. * For* 
Jie that finds by the Difpofition 
of his Heart, that he wUheth 
well to all Men, not only his 
Friends but his Enemies, hath a 
fure Tcftimpny that God doth 
dwell in him: Whereas, on the 
contrary, he that feeleth not the 
Heat of Charity in his Heart, 
may think affuredly God is far 
from him. 

(^ Are we'juftified then by 
Works ^ 

. A. Yes, before Men; Jbut bjf 
Faith before God. T 

Q. What is it to pray. ? 

A. To deiire of God to ojjen 
the Hearts of. the Hearers, that 
they may be edified by dieir 
hearing;. 

Q. What is it to praife f 

-*. To give God Thanks for 
thecb, wTien they are fccn to 
profit. 

Q.What 



ft4 



St LVK E. 



Q, What is it to reprove ? 

A. Inveigh againft their Sins, 
laying before thena the Judgment 
of God. 
. Qt What is it to encourage ? 

A. To give 'Boldtaeis to the 
penitent, aiiuring them of Mercy. 

Q^ Wh/ft is required in the 
Hearef^s ? 

A. JFive .Things.. Firft, dili- 
gent Attention, not to have their 
Minds carried, away in the Time 



Q, Hew "Pride? 
A. He that exalteth himfelft 
fhall be brought low 5 ^nd he 
that humbled hinafelf, Ihall be 
cxakcdj chap, xviii. 14* 
Q, Ho-ix) Keveffge ? 
j^, Whe^ ^ames and ^ohn faw 
^' Samaritans ^would not re- 
iceive Chrift, they would have 
had him call for Fire from 
Heaven tQcorifumc them: But 
Chrift rebuked them, faying, Ye 
of Preaching* through Vanities, wot not of what Spirit ye are : I 
Secondly^ Meditation, to rumi- came not to deftroy, buf to fave, 
nate upon fuch good Leflbns as chap. vi. 55, 56". 
they have heard. Thirdly, Ap- (i. Hpw Inconftancyiin fatting- 
plicationito exprcft it in theMan* from tf)e Truth ? 
ner of they Life. Foqrthly^ ji. No Man putting his Hand 
J^rayer, for the Continuance of to the Plow, and • looking hack» 
God's Spirit upon their Tea- is fit for the Kingdom ot God^ 
chers* Artd, fitthly, Thankf- 'chap.ix.6^. • • 
giving;, for the Light of the Q. How negkBi'ngcf the Word 
Gofpel. when it is preached^ and not 

CL After what Method doth bringing ftfrth Fruit qf'Repen-- 
thrift teach ? tance ? . ♦ 

J. Sometimes by Parables and A. It (hall be eafier for Tyre 



Similitudes, and ibmetimes more 
plainly and familiarly. 

CL Why did he teach by Ta^ 
rablei? 

A. Be<^ufe the unbelieving 
y^^-7r5 might hear and not under- 
hand, chap, viiii 10: 

Q^ What^ is a Parable ? 

A. A Difcourle, containing one 
thing '^' Words,' and another in 
Senfc." 

Q. H^hat Vices dkh Chrift re- ^ 
prove J 

-f.AlI. 

Q. How doth he reprove^Am-^ 
hitiofi^ 

•A. By faying to his ApdHes, 
He that feemeth leaft artiong 
you, the fame fhall be great^ 
thap. ix. 48. • 



and Sidbn in the Day of Judg- 
ment than for fuch Men, • chap^ 
X. 14. 
' Q^ How worldly Carefulnefs ? 

A. By the Parable of the rich 
Man, that built his Barns wide, 
and laid up Goods for many 
Years, and (aid to his Soul, Kow 
take thy Reft 5 when prefently 
God pronounced upon him, 
Thou Fool, "this Night thy Soul 
is taken from thee, chapp xil. 
1^,20 ' .. • 

Q^Howelfer 

A. By the Example of the 
Ravens; and the Lillies of the 
Field", which neither fow nor 
reap, yet God feeds them 5 and 
the LilKes ftr^ cloathed with 
greater 



Si LU K K 



^S 



gjicat^ Royalty tha;i Sohmn^ 

. Qj^ Sy ijobat Reafon doth 
Chrijk confutB the Fotijy of war Id- 
fy-mindea Men ? 

ud. By Argument, a ndnore ai 
majus 5 by faying^ Which of you, 
l>y takbg Thought, can add to 
his Stature one Cubit? If then 
ye be not able to do the lefs, how 
will ye perform the greater? 

Q:, W^bas nmfi then be our 
Care'% 

A. Not for trafh of thU 
World J but to lay up trcafurc 
in Heaven, where neither Thief 
approve lies, nor Rail can cor- 
rupt chaf% xii. 33. 

Qi jfi&w repreveth Cbrift rajb 

jfudgm^nt^ as when ive condemn 

Jucb upon wbom God execuietb 

his yudgmentSy to be greater 

Sinners than w€ ourf elves are ? 

J, &y telling us, that except 
we repent we ihall all- likcwiie 
periftr, ci&^^. xiiL 3* 

^« Becaule whplbef er hath (le- 
fcrved worft, we (if Gpd ftiould 
enter into Judgment with usj- 
have deferved as bad as thcy» > 
: Q;,. How doth he reprove the 
' ^rufi in our own Merits ?. 

A. By faying, that wh^nrjve 
haye'^done all we csm^ we a|(e, 
ftill unpro^tabl^ .Servants ^ l)e^ 
caufe we can do nothing, but 
tbar which is out Duty to do, 
cjpaf" vii. 10. 

Q:, Whm difth Chrijl pronounce . 
bleffedX 

A, The Peace-maHer 3 the Poor 
in Spirit; the Sorrowful, for 
rhey Ihall (hall rejoice 5 the Pcii» 



£ri;uted^ for great (Kail their Re- 
ward be in Heaven, Mat. v. 

Q:. Wherein doth Skftednefs 
confill? 

. JU Not in Honour, for then 
^baraob had been bleflc4 $ not 
in Wit, for then ^i^/;i>Q/)A7^i had 
been blefled 5 nor in Wealth, 
for then Jbab had been blefled 3 
but in the Fear of the Lord. 

Q. How is Shis Fear pre^ 
Jerved ? 

A, By having a Care to the 
Cosunandments* 

Qj, i^herein conjifieth the Ter^ 
formance of the Commandments ? 

A. Not only in bridling, the 
Ha^s, bat in reftraining the 
A0cftions of the Hearty as it is 
not enough to- refrain, from the 
Ihedding of Blood, but from the 
TJiought thereof. 

Q^ How doth Chrifi threatef^ 
the Crufl ? 

A. He that in Anger calls his 
Brother Fool, (hall l^ in Danger 
of Hell Fire, Matt* v. 22. 
. Qi 'Xo whatftriSl Refkaning 
wilt, ^ ciiii the LaCciviQus f 

A Wbofoever looketln on z 
Woinari, to lull after hen hath, 
(f^wthhe) committc:d . Adultery 
alres^y^with hei' ia JiiSs .Heart. 
Math V. 28. . . ". . •/ 

Q. hit lawful for ^a Man to 
put away his Wife ? y r ^ 

A.T^Of except it tc for Fpr- 
.lUcation, iWi^rr. v. 3a. 
. Q;, What Oaths mt(fl we stfe in 
our private Converfation ? . 

A^ Yea, Yea, and Nay, Nay 5 
fp^ whatibever i« more than that 
comcth of ^vil. 

Q. Sy what may we fwear ? 

. ;4i Neither by Heaven, for it 

* D is 



k6 



15 Ac Throne of God 5 nor by 
faith, bccaufe it is bis Foot- 
ftooi. 

Q. May txe notjtjoear ataUf 
' JJiTes, Ijdbre a Magiftmc, 
for the Cotifirmation of the Truth, 
and not otherwiie. 

QjVhat is an Oath ? 

A. A calling of God to Wit- 
ncfs, that what we fwear is true, 
or tQ be revenged on u« if it be a 
Lye. 

Q^ Mtxy wff, who- are human 
CreatureSx be revenged me upon 
another f 

Q^Why? 

A. Becaufc Chrift hath feflll^ 

Blefs them whiA curfe youf 
and do Good to them that hate 
you, Matt. v. 18. 

Q. Sy ^ixlhat ReafoH doth 
CRrift bini us hereunto ? 

J, By an Argument taken from 
the Nature of God, who is^ia- 
clous and loving unto Mankind j 
as be maketh the Sun to rile, an«f ' 
the Rain to fall upon the Juft 
and the Vny\&y-Matt. v. 45. 
' Qi Who is Juft ? 

^. Not any Men 5 for he that 
faith he hath no Sin, is a laar^ 
and there \\ no Truth in -hinft. 

Q. Bm many Sorts of Sin^ 
Hers are there f ' 

>f Three, 
'Q^tf'hkhhethev? 

ji The firft are of a Repfo-** 
bate Senfe, neither fes^ring^Ood 
nor Man, zsTharaob, Judas, &c. 
The fccond tire fuc has before 
God arc very impious 5 yet to^ 
t|>cmfelves and the World fccm^ 
righteous 5 and of this Sort are 
the "PharifeA and Hypocrites. 



Si L tJ K E 



The third #fe of tho(e, 4at in 
the Sight of God and the World, 
are Sinners $ but becaufe they 
acknowledge their SinS| and »vc> 
difpleafed with themmvc® foe 
die fame, praying unto God for 
his Grace, therefore are of him 
Imputed ri^teouf,a8 i^iirry M^- 
daleny Zaeekeus^ and die Thiel 
upon the Croft. 

Q. WJba$ is a /feeial Note to 
know a repentant Sinner by f 

A. Viguancy, tha» when the 
Lord Cometh, we be not found 
unprofitable Servants. 

Q; Who are called profitable 
Servants^ 

A. Such as with Care perfbrm 
the Will of their Matter. 

Q^Who are called unprofitable 
Servants ? 

A. Firft^ fuch as arc Magi* 
ftrates and ^bufc their Authority, 
to the Hurt of fuch as are under 
them. Secondly, fuch as are 
und*r the- Degree of Subjefts, 
Bnd neglcft their Calling, or de- 
prave it by their wicked Prafti- 
ccs. Thirdly, rich Men, that 
help not the Poor. Fourthly, 
the Wife and Learned, thatfuf- 
fcr the Ignorant to go aftray for 
Want of their good Council and 
Inftruftion* 

.Q. For all thofegoodlfiruSli- 
dm which Chriff gave unto the 
yews', how did they reward 
him?' ' * ' 

A. With -Slander and Re- 
proach ^ Saying, that he did 
blaipheme, and caft out Devils 
by the Power of Belzebub the - 
Prince of Devils, chap. v. 4i. 
and II, 16, 
-' -Q. What is Staff hemy f 

A. 



St LUKE. 



J, To dttrftft from the Po^cr 
•of thcHoly Ghoft. 

Q» ^as it fuffictent to allay 
/iloe Malice of the Jenxs^ to jay 
Cbrift was a Slaf^hemer ? 

Ai No, the Conwiition of envi- 
ous Men is fuch, as when they 
have done what Difgrace they 
can in. Words, *ihey praftile 
Deeds for the Overthrow of them 
they hate. 

(^ Afow iid they fraSife 
Cbrift* s Overthrow? 

JL By hiring ^udas to betray 
him unto them. 

Q. What do ^jve team by this^ 
that atnon^ the Iwehe there 
'was a 7ra$tor f 

j4. That even*amongft the 
fmalleft Number of God's Eleft, 
there the Deyil hath hi^ Irtftru- 
ments. 

Q. For what did Judas betray 
his Ma/ter f 

A. For Money, as many do 
their Souls, chap. xxi. 

%What wds ths la ft tnemo- 
Table 'Thing thaf Chrift did b^ 
Jore he was betrayed ? 

A. The Inflitution of the Sa- 
crament of his Body arid Blood. 

Q. Why was the Sacrament 
rf the Lord's Supper ordained? 

A. For the continual Remem- 
brance of the Sacrifice of the 
Etath of Chrift, and of the Be- 
nefits which wc receive thereby 5 
and for this End our Lord ap- 
potnied it immediately before 
his Death, Luke xxn* 19*^ Cor- 
xi. 2 3 to 2^. and Matt .xknu 
i8. 

^Of ho^^ many 0Jngs doth 
this Sacratnent swftft ^ 

4. Qf two. 



*7 



Q.WhicJbbefhey'? 

A. The vifiWc Subftanee, 
which is Bread and W|ne 5 and 
inviiible Grace, which is R^- 
demption by his Death, to all 
that receive this 8«i;rameht' wor- 
thily. 

. Q, Why is Chrift' s.tDeath cal- 
led a Sacrificed 

A. Becauie Chrift was a Sa- 
crifice for Sin, Neb. ix. z€. 
2 Cor. v. 21. and this is the out- 
ward Part of the Lord's Slipper, 
Bread and Wine. 

Qi What is the in'xard ^art 
fignified ^ 

A. The Body and Wood of 
Chrift, which are verily and in- 
deed taken and received by the 
Faithful in the Lord*5 Supper, 
i^e. they do thereby aftualljr 
partake of that great Sacrifice 
which Cbrift &%ed, and of aU 
the Benefits which he thereby 
merited for Mankind*' in order 
to.the fanflifying and iavjng 
their Souls, i Cor.iu 16. 

Q. ^hat are thefe Semfits f 

Af The ftrengtbenipg and re- 
freshing of our^uls bv the Body 
and Blood of Chrift, as our 
Bodies are by the Bread and 
Wine. 

Q^How many "Things are re- 
quired for the worthy receiving^ 

A. Four, 

Q^Whichhethef? 

A. Knowledge, to difcern A 
Difference betwixt this holy Or^ 
dinancci and oilier Gerrnaonies % 
F^itb, to believe that Chrift died 
for us 5 Repentance, to be forry 
for otir Sins I and Charity, to 
forgive, our Brethren, i Cor. v* 
8^ X. lu xL 3t. % 0)n xiii« 5* 



aS 



Sf L U K E. 



Heb. X. 22. Rom. v. 8. Mah v. 
23,24. 

Q. Is it mt enough then to 
.remember Chrift by Meditation^ 
Readings and Hearing ? 
• j& NO) except we do likevirile 
actually receive his Body and 
Blood in the Sacrament of the 
Supper? 

Q. What two ' 7%ings did 
Cbrifi ufe in offering his Sody 
upon the Crofsl 

A' Breaking of hisBody^ and 
drawing forth of his Blood. 

Q. What miift'our breaking 
hef 

J. A Contrition of Heart for 
our Sins, aod breaking of Bread 
in the Way of Charity, i,e, to 
walk in Love as Chrift alfo hath 
loved us, and hath given him- 
felf for us, an'Ofiering and Sacri- 
fice to G<»d, Eph. V. 2. For if 
God fo loved us, we ought alfo 
to low one another, i John iv. 
II. 

Q. What mujl our pouring 
forth be% 

^. Tears of Repentance, and 
Tears of Compaffion. 

Q. Ho-w do'^jce receive Chrift 
if^ the Sacrament^, 

A. Spiritually. 
' (i What ^lace muft be pre- 
pared for him ? 

A. An upper Room in the 
Bofom, an inward Room in the 
Heart, a large Room to receive 
his Retinue in us, a (air Room 
hung with the Tapeftry of Righ- 
teoufncfs, a fweet Room deck'd 
with Flowers of Love, a conve- 
nientRoom with a Chimney and 
' Bed 5 that is, the Fire of Zeal, 
and the Bed of Peace. 



Q: fThat muft be his 2iiet ? 

A. Prayer and Thankfgivhag. 

Q. Who hisAtteniants? 

A, Faith, Hope, and Charity. 

Q;, How fiall a Man know 
whether he hath received Chrift 
or not ? 

A. If he find that he doth net 
only hear his Word, but brings 
forth the Fruit of good Doarinc j 
and therefore a good Chriftian is 
compared to a Tree. 

df^hyfo^ 

A, Becaufe he hath a Root, 
which is Hope ; a Heart, which 
is Faith ^ a Bark, which is Cha- 
rity 5 Branches, which are fpi- 
ritual Virtues 5^ green Leaves, 
which arc good Words 5 and 
Fruit, which is good Works. 

Q. -Hbw wtfi Chrift appre-^ 
hended ? 

J. With 3ills and Sta£&. 

Q. How did they ufe him ? 

A' Buflfeted him, and fet a 
Crown of Thorns upon his Head. 

Q: Whither did they carry 
Hni to be examined ? 

A. To the High Prieft, and 
then to 'Piiatey' and afterwards 
to Herod, 

Q^What were thefe Men f 

A, Chief Magiftrates, but very 
wicked. 

Q. What are godly Magi^ 
ftr at es called i 

A. Gods. 

q.Why^ 

A. Becaufe they execute the 
Judgment o£ God upon Offen- 
ders. 

Q^ What was one bad Note of 
a Magiftrate in PiUtc ? 

A. This 5 that tho' he knew 
Chrift to be innocent, yet becaufe 

of 



St L V K ^ ap 

of Ac Opinion of the People, upon the Apprehenfion of Jcfus 

rather than he would purchafe Clirift. 

their DifjJcafure, he delivered Q^^ ff'tat Particulars are here 

him over to their Will, c/?^/. recorded concerningChrift^sTaf- 

iDciii. 15. fi^nl 

Q.,Upon what Occafwn is the A. The Exhortation which he 

Friendfiip of the Wicked often- gave to his Followers, that they 

times renciiced? mould not weep for him, but 

Ji. Upon thp Di&racc and themfelves 5 the praying fof hi« 

pownfal of thp Go^Iy^ asap- Enemies j and the Converfion of 

pears by Herod and Tilate^ the penitent MalefaSor, whp 

who having bepn long Enemies, juftified Chrift's Innoccncy when 

were now reconciled together he died with him. 

Obf, After the Miracles of the Loaves and two Fifties, >vith which our 
Saviour fed Five Thoufand Men, bcfides Women and Children, the Peo- 
ple would needs lay hold of him, and make him a King by Force ; where- 
upon he made his Difciples enter into a Ship, and paS the Sea, while he 
fcnt the Multitude away ; but a Storm arifing, they were tofled up and 
down the whole Night in the Midft of the Waves. Day appearing, he 
drtvf towards them, walking on the Surface of the Waters, which made 
them cry out for Fear, thinking hiip a Spirit ; but our Saviour bid them 
not fear ; and the- firft that felt the Efficacy of this divine Wordwas St 
Peter, whofe Heart being full of Aflurance, faid to him. If it he thu, 
Lor4, command me to come upon the Waters to thee. Our Lord bid him 
coms^ and he immediately leap'd into the Sea ; but the Wind arifing. 
Fear overwhelm'*d his Spirit?, and his Faith failing, he began to fink. 
Then he addrefs'd himfelf to our Saviour, intreating him to fuccour 
him. Jefns ftretching out his Hand, tool^ hold of him, and blaming the 
Weaknefs cA his Faith, bid him not be afraid j and when they were en- 
ter'd into the Ship, the Wind ceafed, and they were prefently at Land, 
whither they went. • - ^ 

Our Saviour leavihg Judea, to avoid the Rage of his Enemies, who be- 
gan openly to declare themfelves againft him, departed the Coafts of Tyre 
and Sidon, whera a Canaanitijh Woman came by a fecrct Inllindl to Chrift, 
entreating him to have Pity on her Daughter, who was tormented with a 
Devil. Our blefled Saviour, .to try her Faith, feemed deaf to all her Com* 
p\^mXA ; but (fuch is the Prevalency of Prayer) Ihe flood ftedfaft in her 
Hope,'petitioning with fuch moving and humble a Confeinon, that he cried - 
out, O Woman^ great is thy Faith, granting what (he defired. 

Being alone with his r^fciples, and having paiTed with them over moil 
of the Cities of Cefarea, he afked them, what the World faid of him ? 
They anfwcrcd, fome though he was John Baptift, others Elias, and others 
yeremiah^ or one of the ancient Prophets 5 but our Lord faid, who think 
vou that I am ? St Peter ^ without hcfitating, anfwered, 7hou art Chriji the 
Son of t/?e iimug God, Chrift called him blefled, becaufe his Father had 
revealed unto him this Truth ; and aflured him, that he would fo firmly 
eftabiifli his Church upon this kind of Revelation, th^\ the Gates of Hell 
^ * ^ flwuld 



'vi.* 



30 St L U K & 

tooM never prevail againft it. Bight D&ys aftn-, Chrift todt ^ree 'toflm 
Difciples, namely^ Peter^ James aod T^'^t (who ever fecmed to be the 
chiefeft Favofiritesy and to whom he (heifed moft Tcsdern^s) and led 
ibem up to a high Moantain apart ; and when he ' had prayed there, his 
Countenance fliined like the Sun, and his Garments were as white as Snow. 
At the fame Time Mofis and E/ias appeared, and difoouded with Jefos 
about what was to happen 2Xjerufakm\ during which his Difciples fell 
afieep, but awaking, were furprized at the Glory of Our Lord, and the Sight 
of the two Prophets ; and St Peter^ being oveijoy'd, propoT^id to boikl three • 
Tabernacles, when inftantly a Voice was heard from a Qoad, feying, 
^hii is my beloved Son^ hear ye him. The Mciples fell to the Ground with 
jAftonlihment ; btit Je(us bid them arife, and not be aliaid ; «nd then thty 
faw none but Chrift alone, who charged them to tell nobody what tb^y had 
feen and heard. This Transfigai:ation was one of the' Means .whidi out 
Saviour ufed to ftrengthen the Faith of his Difciples 4 and by thia Anticipa- 
tion of his Glory, to (hew what they themfelves ihould be at the Refiutec* 
tion of the Dead ; and that after all the Labours, Trials, and Sufferings of 
this Life, they (hoold certainly enjoy that Glory of which they had now^ 
been Eye-witnefTes : And *twas this Sight which n»de them fimig in tho 
greateft Conflidls, Troubles, and Tribukti^is. 

When they were come down from the Mountain, oar Lord foosd iii& 
Difciples encompaifed with a great Crowd of Pec^le, attempting to cafl: an 
evil Spirit out of a young Man, which they were not able to d^6l ; Chrift 
with a Word performed the Cure, and tells themt their Unb^ief was the 
Caufe they could not do it. He then orders St Peter to pay the Tribute- 
Money i and finding that the Difciples had been difcouifing in the Way 
about Preheminence, he took a little ChUd, and placed him in the Midft^ 
iaying. That if they did not endeavour to be like that, they could not enter 
into Heaven. He then retfting to the Mount of Olives to pray, came 
early in the Morning to the Temple, where the PhariTees,, whil^ he was 
preaching, laid a Snare for him, by prefenting a Woman taken in Adul- 
tery, to the End that they might charge htm as a Breaker of God*s Law. 
Jefus, knowing their Defign, ftoop*d down* and wrote upon the Ground 2 
and they perfifUng to know his Opinion, he lift up his Head^ and faid. He 
asnongfi you that is ^without Sitt^ cfi.fi the firfi Stone at her. The Phariiees,^ 
being convidled in their Confciences, withdrew, and th^ Woman was left 
alone, whom our Saviour aiked. Where her Accniers wei:e, and if any 
Man had condemned her ? who anfwered. No: Neither^ iaici he,^ dg Icon^ 
demn tbee^, Jin no m^re ; and fo fent her home in Peace. . 

Our bleffed Lord did not only feled twelve Apoftles, but Kkewife fev^nty- 
two Difciples, whom he fent by two and two before him, virhereibever he 
was to go. To thefe he gave Power to call out Devils, at .which they ex-i 
tremely rejoiced ; but he tells them, it ought to be a greater. Joy to them 
that their Names were writ in Heaven. After which he went into a Vil- 
lage, where a Woman, named Mar/ha, received him. $he^ had a Sifter^ 
nsLXDcd Man, who, lying at our Sa\4Qur's Ffeet, heafd attentively hiskoly 
Words, whilft Martha was bufy in making Preparations for his Entertain* 
^ent J and being diffatisfied that her Siitj^r did not help h^r,. complained 

th^caf 



St L U K R 3t 

A^^toCiifiit «1k> Md Ji6mif09 that wliile fiie wuMfhfi about lisr 
vera! Mattcra, Mdty had cMtn the better Psurt, which fbould never b» 
tdcea ham hen After thiiyjefiif dnmngnear (o Jmcbo^ Zacchms^ a Pab« 
lican of a low Stature^ bein^ defirous to fee. him, gat vp into a>Sycamorti 
Tree; which eoDrSaTunir percetvine, bid him ooane. down) for he would 
abide du^Daj in hicHon^. ZaeSm readily obeying^ ianmediairiy canift 
down and «ecehrtd bin gladly, being thofoagh^convertedyprefimted fim-J 
fdf to hhn, with a hiunble ConfidencOy and gradoat Lihkalitjr, &]ring, thae 
he wonfci now 4iftribdte half hiiGooidi to th« Boor,. aad with the reft nab^. 
Rcftktttion/fbnr^M. Jcfos having left Jitkhoy came. to Bitheny in Ym 
Way to Jtn^km, where Maryy the Sifter of La$smw, aoade him a Sup«: 
f^ s and whib theyslat at Meat, Maty took Omtmenttof Spikenard^ whieh^ 
was of great Vakie, "and anointed his Feet, and wiped them mth bet. 
Hair, CsTr; Nma Moning, bem^ near yetm/ajm, he ient his Oifeipies tot 
a neighboming Wfaige^ ta bring him an-Aft with his-Foa], and to tell thK 
Qwncre, that the Lord had Need of hkn. Then they fpread their Gar*-^ 
nenfeB on the A{s> and ^ him thereon i and the People who came toJgJ 
TufaUmy on accoont of thePaflbver, hearkig that be ww id)«at emering the; 
City, th^ took Branches of Palms in their Hands, anient before him 
with toad Aodamations ; fome -threw dieir Garments, 4|d qthen ftrew*d 
the Ground with Boughs of Trees, and cried, J^^mm^^ to the S^ of Da'» 
vrid^ hl^ed bo tht King that comoth in the Name of tho Lord^ the King of 
Ifrael ; He/nftnah in' the Higbef^ ?eaH hilieeweny and Glory in the Higheft^ - 
Tiie Joy of his T^ianlph* could not hinder him £rom iheddu^ Tears at tiM- 
Prolpe£fc of thefe Miferies, which #o«!d foonGOme upon diis anhappy City^ 
as a Paniflmcnt for the (bedding of his Blood, which they were now ready ' 
to do. Upon his entering into the City, which was all in a Tumult, vitn^^ 
one afked who it was that came after that. Manner, particnlarly the Chief 
Prtefts and Pharifees, who were much enraged ag^jnft him. Jefus went 
iminediatdy into the Temple i and^ iiiiding Buyers and Sellers there, he 
drove them thence, threw down all (he Tables of the Money Changers* 
and the Seats of them that fold Dovesj faying, // /'/ written^ my Houfejhall- 
be called a Houfe of Prayer, tut ye hei've made it a Den oj Thieves, And ^ 
the Blind and the Lame coming to him, he healed them, and then went to ' 
Rethany^ and lodged there. 

Tbdfe are the principal Adlions of our Saviour recorded in the Holy " 
Scriptures, except his frequentpreaching and difcour^ng in Parables ; which 
St Matthenu and St Mark affirm^ ^hdt Jefits /pake (at this Time) to the 
Matitittede in Parables^ andtivithont a Parable Jpake be not to tbetrt^ Mat. xiii. 
3, 4. Mark iv. ^3. Having fini(hed his Parables and Difconrfes to the 
People, and there remaming only two Days to the Pa&ver, he com« 
manded his Difciples to make Preparation for it; whi<h being done/ he 
declared the great Defire he had to celebrate it with them : Apd having - 
eaten the Lunb wkh them as the Law prefcrib*d^ before he inftituted his 
divine Supper, he fo far abafed himfelf, that he wafhed his Diiciples ^^ex^ 
and then fat dov^ with them: Knowing what {fW/?/ had done, as they 
did eat, hefaid,- Verily ^ I fay unto you, that one of you /ball betray me^ 
jft ivblcb Words they were exceeding forrowfnl, and rvery one began to fa^ ' 
• ^' untt 



5a St L U K E. 

mto ifhUf tord, is it IP &c. Our Lord diCnboied AeBeMtaid Wine 
tt» them with his own Hands; mdymUu wh# betray'd him was alfo a 
Partaker of this Fiivoiir ; who foon after left our dear Redeemer to execate 
Ac J]tefign.he had fbrmM with the Jtfittf. 

• Now our Lord exhorted his Difciples to love one anodier, as he bad 
loved them,. b|r which all Men (hould know the/ were .fab Difciples; tef- 
liBg them he was now g^ng away. . Sjmn Peter faid,* Zmv^ *mbkber goefi 
tbw?. He anfwcredy Whither /jv ^meemft not fellow tne new, hut fiall 
fallow afterwnrds. Peter ^ depending on. hb Streagtlv ^^ he would lay 
down hb Life for- his Sake; bat Chsift^ to check hts CofiMeDce, told him« 
that before tiie Cock cretv he ihoald deny hiofi thrice. And having enckd 
lus'laft excellent Sermon, he went to the Mdunt of Olives widi P^/fr^ 
yames^ and Jehn $ and coming to a Place called Geth/emane; he went alone 
iDto an adjacent Garden to pray, according to his afnalCoAoiii, whf6h was 
well known to Judas i and fadling on his Face to the Groo^ prayed, 
laying, Father^ if it he foffible, let this Cup pafs /rem me^ yet not as I wi//, 
hit as then vjilti which he repeated three Times. Hi^. Agmiy was fo 
gr^t, alfeho' an Angd appeared to ftrengthen him» that he fwetJDrops of 
Bk)od ; and hb P^fion hsls been the Admiration of all Chrtftians in all Ages. 
He retnmed to m i>ifciples exceedingly affedled with GridF^ and fomad 
them afleep. He came thrice to awake, them, with thefe important Wor(}s^ 
Whaty could ye net twitch with me ene Hour ? Watch and fray left ye enter 
into Temptation, The Spirit indeed is ^willing^ but 'the Fieftf is ^voeak. He 
liad no fooner done fpeakii^ to them tiie third Time; bat Judas appeared 
a( the Head of a great Number of People,' and, boldly a{^oaching oar 
Savjoor, treacheronJQy kiiTed him, faying, Hedl Maften ^ whom our Lord 
only iaid. Wherefore comeft thou hither ? Betrayeft thou the Son of Man 
^vith a Kifs f After which he went to meet thofe who came to take iiim, 
a&jng them whom the/ fought, with fo powerful a Voice as made them 
fall on the (around, forrendering himielf to thefe wicked People. St Peter 
d^ew his Sword in )m Defence, and cut off* the Ear of MaUhus, the Ser- 
vant of the High Prtefl: : But our Saviour was fo far from Rdtftance and 
Revenge, that heinftantly healed his Wound, and reprehended the Apoftle ; 
biddi^ng him put up hb Sword, declaring. that fo ic muft be. 

Our Lord being fecured in the Hands of the Jews, his Difinples fled, 
and left him wick them ; who carried him before Annas^ the Father- 
iiV-lavv of Caiaphas, who was High Prieft that Year. Annas queftioned 
him about his Difciples and Dodrine : Whereunto he replied, that he had 
not taught in fecret, fo that he might be informed by every Body in diat 
Matter : Upon which «n Officer ftruekhifft on the Face, a&inghim. Whe- 
ther it became him to anfwer the High Pried in that Manner i Chrift fuf- 
feted thb Ind^ity with divine Patience^ only demanding what he had 
done ami6, otherwife he that fmote him would fhew himfdf to blame. 
Anf/as afcer thb fent him to Caiaphof^ wkere the Chief Pnefts Wftre allembled 
to, form his Accufation, and to fubbom falfe Witneifes upon Occafion ; 
biu at length it all d.viad}ed into this, that he faid, He would deftroy the 
Temple, and build it up again in- thfee .Days. The High P/ieft ask'd him 
why he m^a no Defence ? But Jefus ftill continued filcut. Then he com- 

' • 'manded 



^ L U K E: 55 

bsadedhiffi^ ind^Nmeof the Moil High God, to teH him if he wail 
the Chrift. ^V IJUMfuU tellyw, faid Chrift, ihat lam he^ you ^ould mt 
itSive, nor let nup ; but you JbtiUfie the Sou of Man coming in the Clauds^ 
4md fitting on the Sight Hand of God. The High Priefl having heard thefe 
Words, rent his Cloaths, and cried put, that he had fpoken Blafphemy, and 
Ih^t there was no need of further Witnefies : And all of them declared, 
that he deferved Death. . Then the Soldiers abufed him» fpitting. in his 
Face, ftriking and bufTetrng him, laying, Propbejy untouf, thou Chrijf, 'who 
is be that f mote thee* . . ^ 

The Night being then Ipent, in the^Morning they led him to Pi/ate;' 
inhere St Peter, who had followed at a Diftance, denied him chrlq;, with 
the greateft Imprecations that he knew not the Man ; and immediately the 
Cock crew, as our^Saviour' had foretold. 

Pilate having examined^our Saviour, notwithftanding the faUe Witneiles 
that were prodaced, .went and told the ye<wj^ that he found no Fault in 
him ; and would have remitted him again into ^their Hands. The Chief 
l^ricfts being the more enraged, charged • him with ftirring up the^ People 
from Galilee to that Place ; whereby Pilate iinding he was a Gali/gan, (eat 
bim to Herod, Herod was overjoy 'd at the Sight of him, having heard of 
the many wonderful Miracles which he had wrought : but Chrifl not an- 
fwering the many Queftions he propounded, both he and his Soldiers de« 
i^ifed and abufed him, putting a gorgeous. Bobe on him, and fending him 
i»ck to Pilate ; who called together the Chief Prieib, and the Rulers, and 
the People, and told them again, that neither himrelf.nor Herod, could Bnd 
any Thing againft him worthy of Death i and would h^ve releafed hint 
on account of the Feaft of the PafTover, (when he was oblige^ to releafe 
one Prifoner, whoever they pleafed) being unwilling to condemn him ; and 
concerned alfo. at the MeHage fent by his* Wife, who charged him hot to 
have any Thing to do in the Death of that juft Man, for whom ihe had 
fnflfered many Things in a Dream: But the wicked Prieils and Rulers, 
who refolved to have our Saviour's Blood, fo influenced the Mi^kitude, 
that they cried, out all at once, /^ivay ^ith this Man, teleafe unto ns Bar-' 
rabas t wKo, for Robbery and Murder, was condemned to die. PiL-ite 
then aik'd them what he ihould do with Jefus ? They all, in a Rage,.cried 
out. Crucify him. Crucify bim. Pilate^ thinking to affwage their Kury, and 
to gratify their malicious Spirit, condemned our Saviour, to befcourged; 
ima^ningthat this PjUniihment might Jbe a Means to make hlm^efcape 
Death. 

Judas, who had betrayed him, by thb Time had confider'd the Crime he 
had cotnmitted, was feized with Defpair, and brought back to the Je^-ws 
the thirty Pieces of Silver,' which he had received as a Reward; telling 
them he had finned in betraying innocent Blood ; and having thrown his 
Money int^ the Temple^ went away and hanged himfelf. 

After this the Soldiers of the Govemor fttipped Jefus, putting on him 
a Purple Robe, and a Crown of Thorns, and then, in fcorn, bowed the 
Knee to him^ iaying. Hail King of the Jews, and fpit upon him, and 
iinot^ him on the Head with a Reed ; and A this Condition F/A?/^ presented 
him to the People, faying. Behold the Man i but the Chief Frieds and Of- 
^ E ' ficeia 



^X St Id U K En 

Itccrs crirf oat igain, Crucify bim^ &c. Pilate fidd, tdbs yi tnm^anttir^m 
afy him^ for 1 find no Fault in him. The Jtnxjs uifwered, that by thcif 
Law he oyght to die, and cunningly infinuatcd unto Ftlate^ Aat he ihewed 
but fmall Affeaion for the Raman Emperor, in taking i^ Man's Part who 
had declai^d himfclf a King in Oppofitiott to Cafar. The Go?emor, who 
t^as more careful of his Fortane chin to do Juilice. conld not withftand 
thefe Words ; and obferVing the more he flrove to fare him, the more ta* 
ttiultuous his Enemies were» he caaled Water to be broogh^ and thought 
to cleanfe himfelf from the horrible Cripie he was about to commit, by 
wafhing his Hands before all the People, and (aying he was innocent of the 
Blood of that juft Perfon, let them look tO it. To Which all the Pfcople 
anfwered. His Blood be upon us^ anil upon our Children. And (bon after he 
pronounced the Sentence of Death againft oar Saviour, delivering him. into 
the Hands of the 7^«u;x, and fet Barrabhas at Liberty. 
. The Jnxjs having at length got him in their Power, they immcdfatcly 
put the Sentence in Execution, their Fury being Impatient of Delays ; and, 
loading him with his Crofs, made him depart out of Jerufalem to go to 
Mount Cal'uary ; which was the ufual Place where Mde^dors fu&red. 
But finding our Saviour's Spirits faint under fo great a Burden, they com- 
pelled one Simon to carry it after him, attended by the infolting Shouts of 
the People that followed him. 

Our blefTed Lord being come to Mount Ctf/Wfy,he was ofiered Vinegar 
mingled with Qajl to drink, was ftripped of his Raiment, upon which the 
Soldiers call Lots, and nailed him to the Crofs between two Thieves. And 
tho' our Saviour prayed to his Father to forgive them, for they knew not 
what they did, they ftill infulted him, fiiaking their Heads, and faying, 
^hou that defiroyefi the Temple^ and huildeft it in three Days^ if thou be the 
Son of Qod^ come do<wn from the Crofs ; and in general mocked Bim and 
reproached him, faying, he- pretended to fave others, b« that he 
could not fave himfelf Even one of the Malefactors that died with him 
ftid. If thou be Chrift fa've thyfelf and us that fuffer ivith thee : But the 
o^thcr became a Convert, ahd jaftified our Saviour's Cauie againft his Com- 
panion, faying, ^s for our Farts nve fuffer jufily ; hut this Man has done 
nothing amifs. And, addrefling himfelf to Chrift, whom he knew, by an 
enlightcn'd Knowledge, to be King, in another Senfe xhzxiPilate did, (who 
wrote over his Head in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew, THIS ISJESUS 
KING OF THE JEWS) he -intreated him to remember kirn when 
he came into his Kingdom ; which Requeft Our Saviour giBcioufly granted, 
and promiied he (hould be that Day with hhn in Paradife. 

Our holy Redeemer feeing the bleflfed Virgin (landing at the Foot of the 
Crofs, with St fohn the beloved Difciple, he faid to his Mother, Woman, 
behold thy Son : And to St John he faid. Behold ihy Mother. AbOQt the 
Sixth Hour there was Daxknefs over all the Land till the Ninth Hoar, at 
which Time Jefus cried with a loud Voice, Eloi, Eloi, Lamafabackfhani ; 
that is to fay. My God, my God, nvhy haft thou forfaken me ! And having 
perform'd all Things as the holy Prophets had foretold, faid, Ithirfi and 
having tafted a litile Vinegar, cried out with a loud Voice, Father, Into thy 
Hundi I commend my Spirit^ he bowed his Head, and gave op the Ghoft. 

7he 



ss 



The Gofpel according to St]on^. 



(^JI/HTis St John compared 
^^ to tzQ)s:id's Eagle} 

4. Becaufe of the moil evident 
Proofs which he gave of the Di- 
vinity of Chrift, which is the 
chieiContents of the firft Chap- 
ter- • , 

Q.^^rw^i Johnt 

4^ An Apoftk^ and the entire- 
ly beloved of Chrift, ch^ xiii.a3. 

Qi. Horn did ^be write, tbe 
Gojpef? ' - 

4. A$ both ail Eyc-witncft and 
an. jBar-\#itnefs of that which 
Chrift had faid .and done* 

(^ iyhatfo}lim$ in this "Place 
to be bandied ? . 

4. Thefe four Branches 5 the 
Conviftioftof ChrHl, his Exe(:u- 
tion, RefurrcQion, and Afcen- 
fion, . ' . 

. Q.' Were not tb^ Jcyf sfatisfied 
with tbe Imprisonment ^fCbriJl ? 

4> Mo, they ipi^ht likewife to 
put him to Death ? ' 

' Q. Wby did tbey '^furfue bim 
m)i^bfucb Hatred^ baling done 
Jo fn'anygoodtDeeds dmorig^ them \ 

4* Up9o theriame.Reaion that 
Vice purfues Virtue, Iniqiuty 
Godlineis, Falfhood Truth, and 
JParkpefs Light. 

Q. Itonjo are they blinded f 

^. By Ragjc an^ 'their own 
Aficftions, 
' (i mat arefhe'4^eStions ?>. 

J^ Like Whirlwin<3^> when* 

• Acy h^ve on^;?- gqt. tl^^ iy?per 

Hpnd over KeaioR 5 S? appearietli 

by the y^itV that wpuW Tiear 

nothing, butcwc;^* Ctuoify lv»n> 



Q. Wbat did tbey ohjeSi a- 
gainfl him ? 

, -rf. That he did feduce thp 
People, blaipheme, was not 
Cd^faf^ Friend, and worfc than 
Sarrabbai a Thief. 

SZfow did tb^ fay be fe-- 
, the "People ? ^ 

4. By falfeDoftrinc, in deny- 
ing Righteou&efs by the Law, 
cbap.y.%4. 

Q. How blafpbeme ? 

.4. In calling nimfelf the Son 
ofOody chap. X. 33. 
. ,Q. How not to be Cacfar'i 
Triend? y ,^ . . 

^. Ih making liimfelf a King, 
£bapiXix.i%. 

ClMowworfe /J&i3J^Barrabbas? 

u4. In that they thou^t a 
Blafphemeir worfe than a Thief. 

^What'Thirf was this?-' 

A,. St Peter m the third of 
the ARs calls him a Murderer^ 
St Mattbewy'^ notabje Thief-; 
St .yohn fays he was a Robbery 
and $\Lukc tells us tliat for Se- 
dition and Murder he was caft 
intoPrifon, C/fc^/?, jcxiii. ijp./ ^ 

Q. How did Cforiji corffuie /2^ 
Vbje£iior2 of the Jew ? ' 

A. Firft, by faying he was the 
Way, the Truth, and the faith- 
,ful Shepherd 5 and therefore did 
not fedute the People, cbap^ kiy* 
16. and X. w. '."^ 

%H(m/emdPy'?'y ' ;•' 

A> Sy laying what he* did he 
!didby the Inlpirationof the Holy 
phbft^iand Power of ^Oodthfc 
Father,^ -jind, thereCore\Aid nojt 
Hafpiieme/cib/^f. v< ii. x.'sb. ' 
-^x^isiK .< -Q^flbto^ 



B H 

not tbemfekM to h6 cruSl^ but 
when the Word is put into their 
Hands, or the Means given unto 
them, do not fpare forthwith to 
execute it wim all Immanity 
and Brudfhnefs of Hearty and 
this is the Cruelty of Tyrants and 
wicked Men put in Authority. 
The third is of fuch as negleft 



3^ ^f J 

Q^Om thirdly 9 

J. 'By protcfling openly, that 
what was due' to Q^far^ ovight 
to be given unto Cafar^ and 
theirfore hp was no JBnemy.to 
Qp/ar. 

Q^Howfourtbh? 

A. By fhewing be oamc to en* 
rich them with 3l the Trcafurc 

of a happy Life^ and therefore their Duty towards th^ that are 
was no Thief like Sarabbas^ in Danger, Neceflicy, or Tribu- 
chap. vi. 48* and,vii-i8. lation. Whom they both, ought 

QJFeretbqfnotfatisfiedmtb and might fave and help if they 
this ? would ; and fuch was ilie Cruel* 

j4. No, not tho' dilate J the ty o^Tilate^ and is the Cruelty 
chief Magiftrate, before whom ofall fuch asfee the Innocent and 



he was indited, did certify them, 
from 'the Judgment-feat, that he 
found no Fault in him, cbap* 
xviii. 258.^ 

Q. 'Why did not then Pilate 
' fet him free? 

A* Becaufehc rcfpeftcd more 
the Difpleafure of the Penplct 
than the Difchargc of his own 
Confcicnce \ wherein he fhewed 
liimfclf a bad Magiftrate. 

Q. Was Pilate- alfogether 
^joithout Compajjlon^ nxhen*' he 
gape yudgment upon Chrift ^ 

A,, No, he had a kind of Com- 
paflion, biit it was counterfeit j 
^nd therefore tho* he would walh 
liis Hands never fo often, he can- 
not ^lear himfclf from the Guilt 
of innocent B}ood. 

Q. How manyjbrts of Cruelty 
0re there f 

^••Thrcr. 
. O. Which be th^vf 

A. The firft is ftf fuch as pro- 
cure it, who, neverthdefs, will not 
execute it themfelves 3 and this 
was the truclty of the %tt»^» 
The (econd is of fuch as dcviie 



Guiltlefs wronged, and will not 
help and fuccour them. 

Q. How many Ways may n30$ 
help the fDiftreffed? 

A. Four. 

Q^Whichbeth^f 

J. Either in Penon when wtf 
travel and labour for their Deli- 
verance 5 or with our Goods, in 
relieving theif Wants; or with 
our Counfel, to direft them ^ or ' 
with our Power quite to deliver 
them. 

Q. Had Chrifi a^ fncb 
Friends^, 

vf.^No, nor did he need timn^ 
bccauie he could have delivered 
himfelf if it had plea&d him* 

CL Where were bis A- 
poftles^/ • ' ' 

A. Fled from him, 

Q. Peter boated be would dee ^ 
for himy and did h^ nowforfdce 
bim in his Extremity ? 

^. He did not only fbrial^e 

him, but he flatly foijnirote he 

knew him aor. , 

' Q, How^ten^. 

A. Three Tinm the fame 

Night 



M 



ti H if 

crowned with Thorns, «nd his 
Garments parted before his Face. 

Q, What Extfemity did ' 
endure upon ike Cro/s ? 

-4' His Hands and Feet wcr^ 
nailed, his Side pierced with a 
Spear, he drank Vinegar and 
Gall, was foriaken of God, and 
rcjcfted of the W orld. 

Q. For whom did be fvffkr 
all thefe Torments ? 

Jl, Not for any Of&nce of hi$, 
* fc)r he was immacalate ^ but for 



I^ight that Chrifl: was appre- 
hended, chap* xviii. 

Qi lf'''hat learn nve hy this ? * 

A. Thelnconftancy of Flefh 
and Blood, and Ficklenefs of 
worldly Friends. 

Q. What became cf^yjA^^ that 
betrayed him ^ 

A. A« of a pernicious Traitor. 

Q^ How was* that ^. 

A^ He.hanged himfelf • 

Q. Who gave him that ^udg-^ 
fneni ? 

A* His own guilty Conlcience. our Sins, which were infinite. 

Qi, How many Offices of lor- Q. 'lo whatBmd did tefi^" 
ment doth a gufltyConfiience in- fer them\ 



cltide^ 

A. Four. 

Q. Which be they ^, . 

A* Of an Accufer, a Juror, a 
Judge, and an Executioner, 

Q^How of an Accufer i 

A. In laying our Sins to our 
Charge, Rom. ii. 15. 

(X!ldow of a Juror ? 

A. By giving in Evidence 
agaioft us. 

Q^ JEfow cfa Hfudge ? 

A* In condemning us. 

Q. How of an Executioner 1 

A- By inflifting deferved Pu- 
pifhment. 

Q. What it it to have a guil- 
ty Confcience ? . 

' jI. To lire in a continual Tor- 
ment and Hell of Mind ? 

Q^Wha$ was the Manner of 
€hrif^s Execution ? 

A. The Death of the Crofs. 

CL What Extremity did he 
Juffer bHhfre be was nailed upon 
tbeCrofs% 

jL He fwet Water and Blood, 



A. To the Satisfaftion of the 
Juftice of God, anJ the Re»' 
demption of our SouU. ^ 

QJVhat learn we by tbatf 

A. His Obedience to God the 
Father, and his Love towards us.' 

Q, Wherein appeared hisObe^ 
dience towards God 1 . 

A. In two Things. 

Q. Which be they ? v 

A. In performing all that God 
bad commanded, which is called ' 
aSual Obedience $ and in ^-^^ 
tient bearing all that was im- 
pofed upon him, which is called^ 
paffive. 

Q. Wherein appeared bi% 
Love towards as '^. 

A. In giving his Life for us» 
when wc wer« yet his Enemies. . 

Q.WhatisZife^ 

A. The Power arid Vigour of 
the Soul, exprefled by 3ic In- 
ftrument of the Body. 

Q. What is the Opinion rf 
Atheifts touching^ Life f 

A. Somethinic, becaafe aMat^ 



was falfcl^ accufed, •bufetcd, liveth no longer than he breathe 
i^it upon, fcoaigcd, reviled, etfai diat the Life of Mar) is 



TkO^ 



Somr 



n, a^ 



of muLa hiijod bzmgcth the 
Lofs of Life, ihcrefocc they c- 
l-.ATii the I/tfc to be nothing 

^ic but Blood ^ ;ind otherf, be- 
lufc in l>r^ ihcy pcnxivc nti 

'Difference b V and 

Bcaits, th^rt-l J our 

Iavcs to bv^^ : ^ Urutc 

Bealh, vj:^i;iKi:^, . . .r Im* 
nQortnUty of Stiul ^ bui all tbefe 
Opialons arc coirupc aiid lewd. 

^, Be.;/ ' ' ^ 

only up'.>i: ...... 

jS, Becaulc it n the Image of 
God, whicK i*aSpint aiwictcr- 
ml ^ for there mutt always be 
an Agreef ' '■' 

^pcl tlie .i 
Iciuge. 



St J O B K 

of Winrf. Q /r/7jr "Part ^ Chriji 4ii 
the Lois not fiiff^r / 

^. HuDeity^bywhichhedid 
overcome Death. 

Q. /^flo? iii , ViQQfy ovir 
S)eath appear f 
A. By hi& RefurrefitoD, 

JL upon the third Day. 

% what "Benefit bave crfi by 
his R^furvtEiioni 

jS, I \raxice of the Im* 

-tnoftflliiv Ln...* of Soul and Bo^iy, 
aoJ that Sia, Death, Dor HcU« 
'' ^^ /I I ^' ^ ' err us^ lb 

-^- By - . .. ^ r ^ni 

the Kelurredmo antj c; i 

he that belicveth in nu:, fn-t ^^^a 
he Were dead, yet (hall he livcj 



Liic* evcrl.iiCiog; and he 



Q. /f;;rff ^an of Cbrifi did b^lieycdi not in the S >n 



tK>t lee Life, but the 
God abideth on hia>j 



am' rh*"!''' 



\ 



fufffT^rJmthr 

A^ Hia Hmiiiamty. 

<t. Of 'ii^hdt dgit bii Humd- 
nity mrftfi ? 

ji, Oi Body ancl Soul, like 
UDtoour^i Si ceptcd, 

,^-Itdjd. 
<i^Why then tie Sou} is not 

immortal F , ^ 

^•Thcfc be two Kinils of 
Death, one corporal, which i^a 
Diffolution of the Soul from the 
Body^ another fpirituiiK which ^eflton 
is a Separarlon oi the So^il from ^ A, By faying, that hi the K in^ 

v\\- ^' ■ ■■ ^ 'lOfl, And i{\ * 

:\ Kfh^tChria^* 

i^ui ilui dw, I as for a 

while it was r - Iruin the 

Prc^^n^;c i>f Gv^Lh 



furreciiOH i 

A, "XXk^ Sadh^f.^^ 
fore they ternpr 

JhouJ^i be at thcJ^y ot the Kc- 
furreftioot 
Qj//ij'U' didChrifi ^fwer ttaP, 



dom of Hcav 
marrv nt>r arc 

fls the 



^ y HH ^ 

'A Atheift^. the -Spurits of AngcJc ^sA tiot. 

i^Jhmmany Sortsiff A^heifis Q. Are not tht Sfiri$s of goo4 

i^retbere^. .MeneeleftiaM - 

j4. Two. A. Yes, not in refpcft they art 

Cls, Which Itb th^P drawn from the Nature of God, 

-4. The one, ihit perfuadid bat in tefpcft of flie Agreement 
themfelves the Soul is mortal as. there is betwixt Cod and thenu 
well as the Body: the other, (X. What 2)i^er€n€e is ther0 
fuch as have fome Opinion of the hetwm the Sptrits (^ Men % 
Immortality of the Soul, yet A. A Spirit is common to all 
they think there is no Hell nor" Men Xmsg^ as weU , Infidels as 
Punifhment for 814:1 after this others $ but the SsM»t of .God 
I^ife* . cegencffttes diofe that are boro 

Q^ifbw doth the Scripture anew by fasth and the Holy 
difprovethe firfi^, Ghofl. 

A. By faying, that whofoe^wr Q^, Ih wUm diiChrift prft 
believcth in Chrift, (hall not pe- affenflr lifter bis Reft^rrkison ? 
rifh, but have eterni^l Life, ^. To Maiy Magdahn^ an* 
(hap. v.. afterwards three fcvfcral Times 

Q^How the fecond^. to hisJDifciples. ^ 

^, By the Words that God Kl^^How hng was he upon 
ftiall fay to the Wicked at the ihe Earth after his Refurrec^ 
Day of Judgment^ Depart from tioni 

me yfc Curled into everlafting Jl. Forty Days, and then was 
Fire prepared for the Devil and t^en up on high, and a Goud 
his Angels, Matt. xxv. 41. received him, AUs xiii. ^. 

Qi, Hotio many forts of Angels Q. Did he mt afeend before 

he there ? forty 2)^5, feeing he forbids 

A, Two, Good and Bad, Afary to touch him becaufe he 

Q:. Of 'What Subjtance: are was n&t yet afcended^ am telis 

good Angels ? them^ I afeend to niy Father and 

A, Not of the Nature and Ef* your father ? &c. 
fence of God, ndr immortal of A. He did not 5 he ftaid to 
themlelves.5 but have their Im- fettle and eftablifh the wavering 
mortality from God, who both Faith of his Difciples. 
gives it unto them, and preferves Qj^ Where ivas Chriji when 
them in it. he was taken up\ 

Q: What Difference is there A. Upon Mount Olivet, 
betwixt the Spirits of Men and Q^ How doth this Go/pel coHf 
Angels r elude ^. 

A. Angels are of a more glo- A. With John's afferting the 
rioua Effeuce 5 befides the Spirits Troth of thole Thbgs which arc 
^f Men are joined^unto Bodies^ delivered in it. 

- Obf. 



^ 



St y H N, 

0^ jefos Chrlft having accomplifhed h» S^miice on the OoG; lad 
aucd ohnltCDC to the Deaths there h:ippcn«d Revert) Tki^gs wkkii 
^«bly difcovered who he was, and figni^cd to the yt^f what an horrible 
Dime ihtf had committed- The Heavens were overiprcad with thick 
Qoadi of Dtrknds for three Hmr^^ the A'^cil of the Temple wa* rent 
ftam the Top go the Bottom, Uie Gr^vci were opened, the dead Bodies of 
' liTere SamtB^ which deptr An>re^ tud appeared to icveral m -So 

_j)any extraorditiary Prodigies in^de the Centurion, who O' tl the 

Soldiw*. and they that were with him to watch ottr Saviour, gicatly afraid, 
iiid thry crted out, faying, CermtM/j thh tv^s^ ngiftfGus Man. 'JtU onwr 
the S^n tf CffJ* 
fiow the 7*^*^^' wl**^c Temper it was to be fcrapulous m Things of no 
7df^tf yet forward to commit the moH palpable icjufticc, thmkmg it m 
_ it Cnme to fuffer thcfe three crucified Bodies to remain on jhe LfOI:. ^^i - 
ring the Time of the Pjirover, therefore they in treated Pilate cha; 
hc^n\igh: be hr-^ -. znd that tJiey Ciould be taken down; which l-----^g 
piKfd, they l^ - of the other two* but not the Legs of Jtisj-, Ith 

cftob he was ricAJ alrc:t4y ; that the Scriptures might be fulfilled^ J B^^^ -f 
^m fif^i n^t he hrokin^ &c. At Night Jofiph of Ar'mathe^t a ricli Miin 
ttui ■ fecret Dlfciplc of Jcfa«. Chrifl, who was not anywife confentifij^ to 
fUi Death, c^me botdly to PiUte to beg our Saviour^* Body ; which he 
Ttadily abated to: Whereupon J^ffph* together with Nicadfrnuj^ took the 
B6dy of Ottr Lord, and cmbaJming it with precious Spice?^ and ihrouditJg ic 
in e fine Ltnen Cloth, they buried it in a new Tomb hewn out of a Rock, 
and put a great Stone to the l>oor of the Sepulchre, if^f. Bjc thii di^ ijoc 
fatr^fy the 'J^vj ; for they were afraid le^ it fhould be ptib1in>ed that he was 
^f... . ^^*.- .1 ,.„f^^e ^^nt and told /'i/ii/r, that thii Deceiver, while he 
t ^^fttr three Dsfj I ^wiU rife a^trh, aod de^rcd him to 

ic; a »iiicn uj^on r he Sepulchre, left his Dif^: ^ : ^^ ^ ^ -.--, -^ (i^j 
him away* and a&erward^ give our z Rcpor l he 

waa rjfcn- Pi/cfte fet a Watch accordingly : L Winded Uiem- 

fcl*ci with their own Wi(dom i for, by define our St^fiotir's 

KeJuireilionj they eonilrtT^ed rhc Belief thereof u. v table aod Lin- 

(3cni:;ible ProoA: for the Scpulquc b?ingthu^gT1!V ieStO«eu^^;<:!i 

ftrcured it Seated, there immediately arofc a gi 

gci fif the Lord ddccnding from Heaven, il- . ., : / 

ihcfcon* hu Eye:; (liining like Lightning, and* Ins U;ini^cm« ^^erc whsiL- ai 
Siiow. The Guflrdi wei<r \^<cu:U^■ {\nirk with Ten or, and becarrw ^^ ljV^^^-J 
McOt halting to Jtr" vvs of whit had hap^cnt^ 

Pikib; who imraediL.,^-j ....-....^.s .. ;.; .r^^^f^'^r .^.;,',t t../^-* - ■r>h--L- 
»feed to corrupt thefc Soidicri with a 
declare to all People, that wliilft they flv 
way the Body t telling thftn. that if iK 

oftfeeFraui' " ''^ rethetntrom ;.- ;«t5 i^iry um ui,-; ■ - 

dStifAr I a^ - ^y '^^^^ '^*' "^ 

Now JW^'j' Ji^*^^^^^'. ii&*i ^i*':* ' * . 

«<rtila otbcn, whofe Lo^-e was the i 

bg cone c«Hy to ih« Stpulcbt^ lo poUu^ti^ «Mt ;«>* 



Sp1tie9» iifgoed MQSS AfipMelves w^ fhould roll away di^ Stooe ^at fhat 
op eke Pa&gt Itito Ihe S^piddu'e ; boc w«re g^ady farprized when, draw« 
ing near, they iaW it opc^ii and yctraore, wheRth^y tnter'dm^.nbt find- 
ifag lum whcm thtjr fiwgiit frr. 

^ J£(»7 Magdakm mn imsiediatBly to^gife Notice of this to the Apoftlos ^ 
and 8t Pettr hmgiBometo thp Sepulchf'e with St yci^/r, iaW the Linea 
Cbtii where tbe B^X-* ^ J^^^ ^^ .^apt, .add they were perplexed ^ for. 
at yat tkey kilew no^.th^ the Scripture bys, Hf nrnft rifg again from the 
dead, Sa gdi^g awfay ia im Aftomfim^t, Mary Magdalene tarried bcdiind|» 
iiieiUing Tears b the Sepulchres wh^ two Anffdls, cloathed in white 
fiaanenc, one of whkh. ftood at tke Head, and the other a( the Foot of 
the Place where the Body lay, aiked Mary why (he wept ? SI\e anfwered^ 
*lbty hav^ taken the IMt out of the ^epukhre^ and ^t know not^ &c. But 
tensing aixMit ihe fkw Jefits, (whom ^ took for a Gardner) who aiked 
ker why (he wept? .Te^ wtioin ibe ffiid,.^, if thou baft bort?ehim hence^ 
ull nm tufbert thon hafilcdd bim% and I nvitl take him away. Jefus faid un« 
taher, Mary: Upon which ihe kn^w him f and being trantf^orted with 
Joy^ ran to embrace his Feet : But he faid, l^ouch me not ; for I amnotyet^ 
mfeindidto mf Father < chaining her to go and tell the Difciples what ihe 
had feen.. This is the firft Appearance of Jefus after his Rerirre^ion : 
His JDifc^es count eleven more which he made in the Fleih before his A- 
fiienfion^ ten of which ivece in the Space of 40 Days, as St Luke affirms, 
Afis L The fecond was to Joanne^ Ma^t the Mother of yarns^ and the 
other Women, as they returned homeward, who were permitted to kifs his 
Feet, Mat. xxviu. The third to Simon Peter alone : The fourth %q the two 
D^cipfes going to Emmaus: The fifth to aU tjie ApofUes, and other Dif- 
ciples together, when the Doon were ihut: The fixth to the fame Compa- 
ny again, after eight Days ; at which Time he did eat and drink, and fuf- 
£sred them to touch )m Body : The feventh to St Peter and St John, with, 
five other Diidples, whea they were fiihing ; with whom he vouchfafed 
likewife to eat : The eighth to eleven of his Difciples at once, uj^n Mount 
Taior, in Galilee: The ninth to above five hundred Brethren at oac€^ 
t Cor.xy. 10. The tenth to St Japtes^ as the Apoftle teftifieth : The 
eleventh to all his Apoftles, Difciples, and Followers together, upon Mount 
Oli*vet ; when, in. their Prefence^ he afcended into Heaven : The twelfth, 
and laft, after his Afccnfion to St Paul^^ 1 Cor. xv. 8. And laft ofallhs <wai \ 
fien of m alfo^ m one horn out of due Time, 

The Time of his ATcenfion being c<nne, the eleven Difciples went away 
into GeUlet^ to Mount Qii<uet^ where Chrift had commanded them ; who 
af^aring to than, they woHhipped himi but fome doubted. He thea 
declared to them, that he had received all Powev kipth in Heaven and Earth ; 
and fenc them to teach and baptize all Nations, promifing that he would, be 
with them to the End of the World, aad would give them Power to call out 
P^l5,&r. commanding them not to depart from Jetufalem till he had 
fent the Promife of the Father to them, and that they were endued with 
Power from on high ; and that after the Holy Ghoft was come upon chem, 
they fhould receive Power to be WitneflS» to him, both in Jerufalem, and 
the ttttermoft Parts of the Earth. And it cam«^ to pafs, af;er the Lord had 
►n F fjpokd^ 



tjfokcn fb them, Wli^ he had blcffed thenar he waspafted ftdm them, iSc. 
ki the Prefence of at leaft a hundred ahd twenty Witnefib, as St Luh 
hftth eta^y declared in every partieular CircoaiiAnce, ii?^ i. 

After his Difciples had continued ten Days toge^er, and no doubt had 
ftifFercd many Incotivenicnces, Jefus performed his Proraife^ by fending 
thtrift^Iy GKott,che Comforter ; by whofe Coming, befidcs the fpirkual Joy 
iVh'ich pbfTeA their Souls, they received Fortitudje and Courage to go fordi 
into the World ; they had the Gift of f on^e«,that fo all People mi^t 
onderHand the' good Tidings of Salvadon which they brought ; and were 
fikevvife endaed Vith the Spifitof Wifdoili and lUamtnation in the higheft 
Myileries, hating the PoWer of working fuch Signs and Miracles ai made 
the World allonifhM, being but mean unlearned Fi^ermen, Tentmdcers^ &r. 
chofen out, and ailignM to* perform this weighty Work, preaching the Go- 
tpt\ of Chrift thro* all the World 5 ho Danger nOr Periecatioii, no, not 
Death itfelf, having Power to (hake' their Coriftancy, they joyfidly laymg 
down their Lives, confirming their Dodrine with Comfort, Q)urage,andin 
flili £xpedlation of being regarded with Crowns and Kingdoms m anodier 
World. •; • - ■ - 

JcfuS, to rtattifeft his drvineTowcr in direfting the Stilc and Pen of die 
Byangelifts, who recorded hb Birth, Life, d^r. l^t nothing written by him- 
ileif, but paiTed out of the World in InnOcency and Silence, without any 
Gftentatioh of his own A6Hons, ^hat the Prophecy of Exeiiei might be 
He fulfilled, that there (honld.be four cmdeceivable Witnefies, ;which Sioald) 
Day and Night, without ceafitig; preach, extol, and magnify their Lord 
dnd Mailer. The firft and laft; namely St Matthew and St John, were 
Apoftles, St Mark and St Luke were two isf Chrift's Difciples, who recorded 
what they had underftood by Conference with the Apoftles. 

The firfl Gofpel was writ hi Hehre^^ bccaufe the Adions of Chrift were 
performed among the Jmjos. The other three are (aid to be written 
iti the Greek and Roman Tongues: And tho' they wrote their Hiftorics 
in divers Countries, far diftant from each other, yet they exactly agree in 
moft Particulars. 

■ They publffhed them when great Nun^ers were alive that had feen the 
]^a£ls, and many more who endeavoured to contradi^ them. They fet 
down the City, Town, Village, Place, Timc^ Men, Women^ i^c. They 
did not write in Judea of Things done in India^ but in the fame Country 
where they were publickly known. They publiihed their Gofjpels in their 
own Lifetimes, and preached the fame Things. They never altered or 
amended their Writings from what they firfl fet down. And, lafHy, they 
laid down their Lives in the Defence and Juftificat;on of what they had 
written. Their Manner of jvridbg was fincere, without Art or rhetorical 
Plourilhes. They flatter none, no not Jcfus himfelf ; but relate his Infir- 
mities, as he was Man : In confirmation of which the divine Providence 
cwdained that moft infinite Number of WitnofTes, or Martyrs, of aU Con- 
ditions, Ages, and oi both Sexes, fhould facrifice their Blood in Tcftiniony of 
Chrfft and his Dodrine ; being put to Death wifh fuch intolerable Tor- 
ments by the bloody Tyrants of the Earth, as were never before heard of 
(more fvtfiermg in two Mondis for the Sake of ChriA than ymt put to 

Death 



!B^e 4 C T iSl 43 

Death by Jfwt for. jooo Years beforcj : all which they endured with fucli 
invincible Courage and Alacrity, that-their very Enemies were convinced 
they were fupported by feme divine *^Power. . 

To conclnde, by^alj that has been %]d, three Things of high Impor- 
tance have been manifefled; ifi^ Th^t-from theCreation there have been 
•Promifes, in all Times and^ Ages, tliac a MefTiah and Saviour ihould come 
into the World, in whom all .Nations* Aiiiild ht bleifed ; with the Time, 
Jlanner, and Circtimftances of his Coming, and of his Perfon, Do^ine^ 
Life, Death, Refarredion, and Afcenfion.. : ^diy^ That all the Particulars 
concerning him, fet down, by |he holy Prophets, were exadily fulfilled ix^ 
Jcfus Chrift. ^dfyt That our blefled SaTloar gave likewiie many other in- 
fallible Signs, Manifeiia.(ions, Defnonftfations, and Arguments, of his own 
Deity and pmnipotevt Power, after his Afcenfion into Heaven. By all 
which Ways, Means, and Proofs, a^d by a thoufand more which might be 
added,. 9II good Chriilians may be 'firmly perfuaded of the Truth of their 
lUligion. ^ ' 

Let us all then endeavour to come ^ to the Knowledge of Jefof Chrifl, 
and to have a faving Faith in him V ^d not to be contented only with an 
outward Profeflion of Chriftianity, without the Power thereof, and (6 find 
ourfelves in the Number of thbfe miferable Sotils; to whom Chrift fhall fay, 
in the great Day, Depart from me^ for I knowjw not ; bat may have om^ 
Portion among thofe holy Souls, to whom our Lerd fhall give^that joyful 
Welcome, Come ye hUffed of my Father^ inherit the Kingdom frefared for 
you from the Foundation of the Worlds . , 



The ACTS <?//;&i? APOSTLESf 

Qg^ 'LJOW ioth this Sock he-^ int(y Heaven^ ivbm did he leave 
•*^ pn ? on Earth jor the building up of 

A. With a particular Account the Church ? % 

of Chrift's^fcenfion into Heaven, A» His eleven ApofHes. 

in the Sight of his Apoflles,* Q, What was the firfi Work ^ 

j^ftcr he had convcrfcd with them cf the Apoflks after Chrifi\' 

forty Days from his Refurr^Sion^ iR§/«mfl/(?/; f 

Q. Sy 'whom was it i»ritten ? A. They and the reft of the/ 
A. It is generally believed to Believers being aflembled toge- 

^c wiritten py SaZw^^^ . ther, chofc one outi)f the other- 

(^What Reafon have we to Difciplcstofuccccdf^^^.' # ^ 

helieme fof * . , ^r *^*^ *^'^^^ appointed^ to^ 

Ji. ScvenlKc^ormi the StUc Jlana Jor the Placer 

oF.tlus ]^jk.;s the fame with * ^. !/udaSj q^lcAStfrfdbaSy' 

that of the Gofoelj hatha Re-, and Matthias. ' • . . 

fcrcncc to the ,End of it, and. Q.How^erettc^t$bechqfenf * 

\^t\k Site dediiatcd tol^eofhUus. A* By I^pt arid pjcaycr acfioin-. ^ 
Q. 4{{eT thai QbrsA ajcendei cd^ • - .r o 

/ 

/ 



44 ^' AG T si 

Q. Ufott whom did the Lot A. The Power of working Mi- 

fall f rades , a$ making the Lame to 

^. Upon .^/^2v'tf5» who wap walk* healing the Sick, 9xy3L 

dien reckoned among^thotwdve raifing die Dead, cbap. iiL 6. 

ApoAles. and ix. ^4^ 40* ^ 

Q^How did the Lord ftf^tth Q^ Who flood againfl them ? 
wthm? ^.TfaePraaiceortheDeviL 

^. fiy fending the Holy Ghoft Q^ Wbodeftndoi tkm ? 
imro them, chap. i. 4- -A. The Pfondence of God. 

Q. Jn ichat Likenefs did the Q. Momo did the Devit prae^ 
Holy Ghojl appear^ and at ijohat fife againfitbem I ^ ' 

Utme f ^ ^.T8y raifing up G)ni«racie9^ 

A^ Upon the Feaft of Pcnd- Tumults, Commotions, Pferfecu- 
coft, when they were all a{&m- tions, Slatiddrs, and l^farin^g 
bkd together at Terufatem^ in them to Imprifonments, Stripes, 
the Exercifes of their Devotion, and Death. 
he was gi^ca with tbeSoond of Q^ To 'what ^urppfe and End 
a rufhing mighiy Wind, in clo* did the iDevil do this ? 
veu Tongues Hke Eirr* A. To overthrow, or at leaft 

Q. Iff^ith 'what did it endow tbftoptheCourfepf theirPreach* 

them^^ * ia|[, if it had been poffible. 

u#. With the Knowledge of Q. Um did Goi defend atid 
lrang]i^es.. .. freferve them ? 

Q, To what Eni? ' * J/. He revealed" the Conipira- 

%4. That they mig^t preach to cies againft them, chap, vu 1^4. 
all Karions. 'He pacified the Tumults and 

Q^Was. that their O0ice? Commotions, chap.x. ^ito ^i. 
A. Yes, Chrift enjoined them He fent them Remge in Tittie of 
thereunto, Lbap. i. 8. ' . Perlccutioh, chap. xiv. 6. He 

Q. Upo^Jxm many Joints converted the Hearts of their 
did tbpir Offtr.e confift f Slanderers, chap, ii. 37. He de^ 

*. A Of Two, namely to bap- Kvcred themoutof Prifbn,<rjb^?/^. 
tize and to inftruS. v. 1 9. He comforted them when 

^ Q.Hm did they baptize? , they were beaten, chap, r. 41 ; 
J, In the Name of the Father, and xxiii. i !• And in Deatk he 
and of the Soq> and of the Holy gave them iJXc.ctap. xiv. rp. 
*Ghpft. \ i^Who cJIfpired ^aif^ 

^(l^Bow dia they inflruS ? themf • . " 

A. By teftifying the Deaths A. The Jenes. . • 

Refuneabn^ and Afcenfion firft, Q. Jftb^ai f * 

then ttachii^ of Faith, Repen- A. When ^mtyi^ imptifcnIP 
taiicet an(f^od Worl», chap, ii* W them, 4a or ittord took a^ 
a 3 to 29. Uath, that they would not e» 

Q. What ^ower had^ they nor drink until thity iiad faior 
jgiven tbem to confirm tbiir SDoc- ^auh chap^ xx& i2» 113^. 
frinef. Q, 



Qj, Unier "job^ Cdhur '»ould 
they execute tieir Matkef ' 

jin Under Pretence df having 
him brought forth to be examin- 
ed, that by the W^y th^y mighj: 
murder him, . 

Q* How did God reveal this 
CotiJfira(^? 

A. VauV^ Sifter's Son over- 
heard it, and was. lent to tell the 
Captain of th^ Caftle, ^k- xxiii. 

Q. tFhatdiitbeCaptain'mJifin 
he heard it ^ 

A. He fent "^aul with a Guard 
of Meti to Cefaredt to Feliv: the 
chief Governor, 

Q, fVho raifed tumults a- 
gairiH them ? 

A^ The Jews^ and one ^htne- 
trius. a Silverfmith at Efhefus. 

Q. A^ainfi 'which of the A- 
pojiksdid Demetrius ns^i/e aTw 
nmlP? 

A. Agaiirfl Vmk GaiuSy and 
ArifiarchuSy y^«i*5 .Companion?, 

A. Becaufe they fpoke againft 
Imagesi by making which be got 
his JLtviiig, 

-Q- i^hafwas Detaeirius'i In* 
tint by this Commotion ? . 

A. To have "Paul and hisDif- 
ci^es fbppitf&d. 

Q. Mow did God fr event his 
^urfojef 

A^ The Towtt-Ckrk paci&d 
the People, and tjie Men were 
IcijQOy didf. x»* 35. 

^Who w^re the SOe^ifs In* 
fthtmentrtoferfBeute pbeAfofiles% 

A. HeroiinJfMiech and tbo 

Theffahmicay'^nA other Placcf. 
<£j91tm4idBcred^ferfectif€? 



A. He kiBed yaiaes^ and. put 
Veter in Prifon, chap.xud^ j.. 

Q. JFhc was GoSs Injlrumenti 
to deliver Vctctl 

A. An Angel. 

Q. Jhw was Herod funijbei 
for hh Cruelty? \ 

^. He was eaten to Death wiA 
Worms, ^]&^^. xii. i3. " . 

Q^ Whom did the unbelieving 
Jews perfecute at Iconiuni ? 

A. 'Paul and Sarnabas. 

Q. Mow were they deliifSrU ? 

A. God gave themKnowIedge 
of their Dangers* 

Q;, Whether went they for Re- 
fuge ^ 

A. foZyJlra and perbe^ (% 
tics of Lyconia^ chap.'tiv. tS. ' 

Q. Who were perf^Qutei' at 
Theffalonica ? . , 

A. Taul^xA Silas. 

Q. How efcaped they ? ' ' - 

-A Their Friends fent thtti 
away by Night to Serea^^e^ap. 
xvii. I.Q. 

Ql^Who were the IDevlFs tn^ 
fifumertts to fiander the Apoftles^ 

:^.The^ewJ. 

(^Where?^ . . ' 

> A. Kt^yerufalem^ ' . ^ 

%In what Manner ?. 

A. By faying, wheii 
{jpoke all Manner of Lan§ 
that they were drunk Wii 
Wine, chap* vii. 15* - ^ ' 

Q^ Bum did God n^ake them 
repent their Slandef?' 

A. By touching them with ^e^^ 
morfe of Confcience. 

(l^Who were the tDeviPs h^ 
ftruments, tp imprifon ike A^ 
popes % 

A King Hercdy the y^w, 
and the Roman Subftitute. 




4« The A € T 6. 

QjVh9imreG<>fsInftrt4mnts ji.To'Pauk 
to detiver thm ? ' Q. In what Manner ? ' ' 

A. An Angel, and fuch Men - Jl- When 'Paid was ftoned hy 

' a$ he raileil to be their Friends, the Men of Zyftraj and carried 

^ap., V. 19, out of the City for dead, God 

Q- How did God comfan the raifej him up again, even in the 
^fqfileswhen they were beaten ? Midft of the Difciples that flood 

A. By fpeaking unto them in about him, chap, xiv. rp. %o. 
yilfonj, cbap. xxiii. n • Q^ What learn we by the Se- 

*• Q, Who was thefirft Martyr ? quel of this fDifcour/e^, 

jt. St Stephen ? : -^* "^^^^ ^^ ^J fi'npl^ Men, 

. Q^ What was he ^ in fpite of all Tyranny, ^replc- 

jf. One of the fr vcn Deacons nifi'd the whole World with the 
ordained by the Anoftlcs. Scmnd of the GofpeL 

Q-X^what Eni> Q. Sut Paul, as we read in 

urf. To be careful that no Poor the eighth Chapter^ perfecuted 
rf the Church ftiould want Re- the Churchy ana consented to the 
lief, chap^viu i. fDeathqf ^t^tT\\ how tame he 

. Q^ How died he^ ' then tq^be an Jpoftle ? 

A: He was ftoned. A. The Spirit of God fin wkofe 

^Sywhom^,^ ' Hands arc me Heartsof all Men) 

A. By the whole Multitude of converted him from a Periccutor 
the vj%wj. to a Preacher 5 fo that amongft 

Q{ For what Caufe I ^ all the Apoftles none was more 

wf. None, but that being full zealous, nor added more Souls to 
of Faith and Power, he did the Church than he did. 
great Miracles among the People. Q;, How doth that appear ? 

Q^hat Comfort did he find A. By his painful Travels thro' 
in u)eath ? many CiouHtrics, his Stripes, Im- 

A. Unfpeakable; he faw prifonment. Stoning^ Danger by 
Heaven, open, and the Son of Land and Sea, which he loyfol- 
Mao, fitting on the Right Ha'nd ly fuffired for the Sake ot Jefus 
of his Father. Chrifl. 

CL What did he to his Terfe- Q^^ Why did God ft^er his 
tutor si ' chofen Servants to be fo cruelty 

^, 4* Not only forgave them^^ but t(fed by the World ? 

e rayed that that Sin might never A. For three Reafons. 
c imputed lb them. .0: ff^hich be they ? 

Ql^ f^hat may we learn from A. That he hinfelf might be 
^A Stephen? the more glorified by their Ddi- 

' A, Zeal for God, Patience for verancc, tfeir Enemies more juft<^ 
oiirfelvesi and Charity to our £- ly condemned, and his Semnts 
nemies. t . . . ' . more worthy of their. tRewafdl 

' Q. 7o whith of ihe jipofiks in Heaven. 
did be give Life in 3>eaw ? <i j& they^ wm fairful to 

teacb 



the A€X8. 



n. 



nadfy^noere the 9eof4e ds r^atfy 
to follow their DoSirine ? 

^. Many were of thoie. whofc 
Hearts were prepared for that 
Callings but otjierwifethey that 
were not refuieid. ;, . , 

Q^tt appearetb then, that 
Vaith is the Gijt (f God. only ? . 

^ A. It is, and increaleth in us 
by hearing of his V(ordt as. ap« 
peareth by Lydia^ the Woman 
of the Thyatirians^ whofe Heart 
the Lord opened, that fhe attcnd- 
. cd to the i)oarine of St l^auh 
chap.xv'u 14.. 

%)^hat firofige. Cms^erfims 
ivere there made &y the Jpeftles ? 

J. The Converfion of the j&- 
thiofian Eumcb^ of Comdii^s^ 
and ^OiiFs Jaylor. 

Q. W^hy did the Converfion of 
thefe Menfeem moreftrange than 
the reft ? 

J. fiecaufe, in the Bye 0f the 
World, both for tbcir Calling 
and Qualify, they ieemcd more 
unlikely ro be converted than any 
other. 

A. The Eunuch was of the 
Heathens that worfhipped ftrange 
Gods, chap. viii. 17. Cornelius^ 
a Soldier, whofa Profcflion might 
feem to harden his Heart againft 
the firft Impreflion of Chnftian 
Faith, chap. x. j. And the Jail- 
or, a iorward Minifter to execute 
the Cruelty of fuch as pcrfccuted 
Chrift and his Church. 

Qj, How did the Converted 
Jbew thmfehes afterwards to 
ibeChriftiam^. 

A, By their Works. 

Q. What ivere tbey^. 

A. The Eunuch planted the 



Gi^jpel in Ethiopia t Co^ne^ 
Uus ufed much Prayer andk 
Alm^ckedjs^ and the jailoif 
drefs'd the W ounds oiTaul and 
Silast and rcfrelhed them witb^ 
Meat* - . • ^ 

(i^Isk not enough for us ta 
be Chriftiani in Name^ but W 
mufi be Cbriftians in J^ature, ^ 

A. No 5 for otherwife we fhall 
be fure to undergo the Wrath of 
God. » . ,, 

QlSy *what JExample^ 

J. By the Example of Anut* 
nia£ySii>phirai and oi.Euticbus. 

Cl;^t^hat were their l^auJfst . 

JL Ii> that wheceas'it was k. 
Cuftom amongft them, to em- 
ploy all their Goods to .the. Be- 
nefit of their Brethren, they kept 
back a Part for their own pri- 
vate Ui'e. 

Q^lio^ were they punifiedt . 

A. With ludden Death, cf^ap* 
V. 5, lO. 

Q. If God Jheweth fuch Seve^ 
rity upon them^ in that theft 
dijfributed not their whole Sub* 
fiance to the Maintenance of 
Chriftian Charity ^ what ought 
they to fear that will befiow no^ 
things no net fo much as the Su^ 
pcrpuity of their Riches^ to the 
relieving of their diftrejfed Sre-^ 
threm 

A. Not only Death of Body in 
this World, but Deftruflion of 
Soul ann Body in the World to 
come, unlefs they amend. 

Q, Wherein did Eutichus cf- 
fend\ 

A. Being of the Congregatoa 
of the Faithful, as he fat with 
others to hear ^aul preach,, ne- 
gle^edhisDoAriQe, (as in many 

Ser. 



|[ermbhs 4pit1i 119 ^ vftay fei the Grdd;. ihe^' fdBet l^oep to iftofi 
IfcVr) ^nd fell into a SIprp. their Ei».. '^ 

' ,/f. He tpacje him an ExftTBpIe' /A/i ?• ; , - c- 

lib rRe'whole AflemUy; fey idf- ^ {IeAmi6.*imprifonM» and af- 

ferine hipa to fall from the third ter that (hip'd For a. Voyage to 

* IToft; fa that he.lay to* d^d, Rofikjhfkiti a. Storm wis caft 

HB: "Paul lyvivcd \\m. upon an Dland, call*d Aklitay 

yQi^ tfeea^our Cbrifiiani fear and after wacda. came to Rme^ 
4nv Juch 2)angert , fanning wrought (evtral Micaclcs 

'^^: They need not fear i^Uihg' amoftg the P^Ie. 
to the Grounds buf they ratiy i Q. Hdw^kng fiaid Paul at 
fit in.Dretd oP ^ greater ^11. RoiBfc?*^ . . 
•Q. tF^itt ifrSan - / ^ :Hi*dwekthcw two whole 

' j/., l^rom the Top rf lieaven Years, preaching the Itingdoin of 
tatlic Bottom of Hell, if'wWen ®od, aftd Bcdamg the l^fttine 
AeV fhcinid he^r the Vford^-of 4f Gbiill. • 

[ OB/. AsthcEvangdilbtranfmittedi to dieChmthof ChrilhtlitHfaoryo^ 
the Life, A&x qr Oeeds^ Sayings ox podrines, SaflFerhig^ PaTsion, and 
]>eiath of but Lord; daring his 33 Years Abode^poa ^rth'; fo the hkf- 
fe^ Spirit of God, whom w^ ftile the Holy G}^ mf^itvi the facrod Fan- 
toan» the Bvangelid loiie, by the Aisiftance of the Apbftle Paui^ to cond^ 
1^ in writing*^ f4ie EflRftfIs of 4ii&Glorifieatidif, ii(%i) Book calPd the 43s 
ef the AfofiUs ; not a& compMibeiiding and .i^tiooUrly defcrihing all th« 
JEted» ahd Si^d-ings^ ofr. of all'the Apoftlea» .for 4>^ are aUnpft confined 
CD eke Hiftory of P#/er and PW, but bencau^ it.gfyf^ i^s a fa^i^t L^ht 
into thfi Manner of the Apoftles ordering themfeives and the Churches of 
kbe Faithful* which were copvorted to the Faith of Chrift by thdr Preach- 
ing : Setting forth, how Cbrift, being aicendfd ipto ,E[eaven, and feated at 
the Right Hand of his Father, finxt his, Holy Spirit upon theApofHes, as 
h^ had' pronriifed, to enable them to edabliAi his everlafting Kingdom, hf 
eathering together his Church out of all Nations. i^idifFerently ; by which 
3iei World being reduced under a new Form of Conduft and Covemment, 
taight, as it were, receive a npw Shia^e, being nfcn agaiq from- Death and 
Darkneis, in the Light of Grace, Salvadon^ Tmth, ahd Life, (pread abroad 
iver the whole World. 
The Breach made in die Cpmpiny of the Apoftfos, by the Pall and 
~ Death of the Traitor Jiiias^ b^ing ' reftorad by the chafing of Matthias^ and 
the Loidmiraculoully fending down from Heaven upon chemall, the Aban- 
dance oJF the Gifts- odf hii Spirit,' &fr. ahd the Power of, their Mihiftry be* 
!ng eftabliihed, was afterwards commdnicak^.^^^^a^y a^ the; new Oonvert$ 
trith the fame Authority. 

. The h<:^y Apoftles thus qoalifiedi fet about theirg^e^ Work of pu- 
hlllhipg the Gofpel of Salvation, aqd planting tlie Church, beginning at 
Jentjfkkmk where, at t)ieir firft Preaching, tl^y converted about 3000, 
jMi/ii. 14. 

1 



n 



The \aCTS, 'A9 

I (hall now give a particular Account of their Lives, Preaching, and Suf* 
ferings, in their dificrent Difperfipns, which IJiavc gathered from the moft 
authemick Writings of the primitive Fathers, as well as from tlie Book 
of the Jds ; which, from the Beginning, was received into the Canon of 
the Holy Scriptures. 

And, iirft, St Mattbmu^ call'd alfo Zw, was an Hehrvm of the Hehre^s^ 
the Son of Alpheus a Galilean y and of Mary^ the Kinfwoman of the blefTecf 
Virgin* lie is faid xo be born either at Capernaum or Nazareth^ by Pro- 
fellion a Publican, or a CoUedlor of the Taxes impofed upon the J (.ins by 
the Roman Emperors, and was the firft called to be an Apoftle, and tho 
firft of the Evangelills that writ the Gofpel and Hiftory of our Saviour, at 
the Intreaty of the Jefuoi/h Converts at Jerufalm^ by the Appointment o£ 
the Apoftles, about eight Years after hfe Death. 

•Tis affirmed, that St Bartbolomi<w carried St Manhenv*% Gofpel along 
with him to India, and there left it'; For P^niamu preaching the Faith ia 
the IrJies, found there a Copy of it in H^bfew^ which he brought to Jle* 
xandria^ and it was preferv'd to his Time in the Library of Ce/ana % 
which Original being loft, we have only the Greek Verfxon, whofe Author 
is unknown, tho *tis attributed both to St James and Si John. Another 
Copy was found by the Nazarenes in B£rea, in the Time oiSijerom, as h« 
himfelf affirms ; adding withal, that he obtained Leave of the Na^arenes 
to tranfcribe theirs, and that he afterwards tranfcribed it into Greek and 
Latin. And another was (aid to be found in digging up the Grave of St 
Barnabas^ A, D. 485, being a Tranfcript of the Apoftles own Writing. 
But of all thofe Copies we hear not of any now extant but the Gneek Tranf- 
lation, done by St John and St James i which hath been all along gene^ 
rally received as authentick, and theiefore reckoned among the Canonical 
Books of Holy Scripture. 

It is faid,- after the Day tX'Pentecofi^ he went into India, and preached 
np and down eight Years ; diat he travelled from thence into JEthiopa^ 
Perjia^ and Parthia^ where he preached the Gofpel for fome Years, and 
at laft fulFerM Martyrdom at Naddahar, {njEtbiopia, by the Point of a. Hal- 
birty about .the 70th Year of Chrift, when Jerujalem, was deftroyed by the 
Romans, according to our Saviour's Predidlions. 

St Mark, tho' a Roman by Name, yet is certainly believed to be of TIpw- 
ifi? Parents, and defcended from the,Trifte' of Levi i and Nicephorus fays, 
was Sifter's Son to St Peter. 

It is generally allowed, that he was one of the 70 Difciples, yet not a 
Follower of our Saviour, but a later Convert, probably by his Uncle, be- 
ing his couftant Attendant, Interpreter, Amanuerfi?, or Writer; for he was 
fent to Egypt by S: Peter, to plant theGoipel in thofe Parts, and fpent his 
Time molily at Alexandria ; where 'tis faid he founded a Church, {which 
\v3.s the fecond Epifcopal See) after his Return from the Regions of Libia^ 
Marmonia, Pentnioils, and other barbarous Countries of Africa y weft ward. 

His Gofpel was written by him at the Inftance of the converted Jfivt 

at Rome, v;ho prcfs'd him to draw in Writing, by way of Hiftory, what 

iiis Mafter had often preached to them j which done, it was perufed by St 

o G Peta\ 

% 



so ' The :A C T $. 

Peter^ ratify'^ by his Authority, and publickly read by his Order in thrfr 
religious AlTemblies. 

The "Romans pretend, that this Gofpel, being principally defigned for the 
tJfe of the Converts at Rome^ it was written in the Latin Tongae : But, 
as Dr Ca've obferves, it was as neceffary for St Mark to write his Gofpel in 
Greek for the Ufe of the Romans^ as it was for St Paul to write his Epiftles 
to that Church in the fame Tongue, the Greek being then the modiih Lan- 
guage, there being very few of the Romans of any Faihion but undciftood 
Greek, and moftly ipoken by Strangers and Je<ws who underftood little 
Latin, 

It was written in the third Year of the Reign of the Emperor Ciaudiust 
and 43 from the Birth of oar Saviour, and was frequently called St Pettr't 
Gofpel, 

• About EaJ!fr it happenM, that the great Solemnity of the God Straphls 
being to be celebrated, the prophane Egyptians, much concernM for their 
old Pagan Idolatry, and to vindicate their Idol, broke into the Place where 
St Mark was at his Devotions, and, tying Cords to his Feet, dragged him 
on the Ground thro' the Streets to the Prifon; wher^ in tht Night, he 
had the Comfort of a divine Vifion. • • . 

The Rage of the People being not/yet fatisfied^ they came the next Day, 
early in the Mornings and again dragged him about, over Stones and rougi 
Places, through the City, to a Place a little out of the Town, called Bace- 
/us ; by which barbarous Ufage his Body was fo torn and bruifed, that he ex- 
pired in their cruel Hands. And Metaphraftts fays, that they afterwards 
burnt his Body, and that the Chrillians ^id decently entomb his fiones 
and Afties near the Place where he ufed to preach ; and that the Venetian 
afterwards removed them from thence to their capital City ; where they are 
Jill held in great Veneration : and St Mark is adopted for the Patron and 
tutelar Saint of that State ; to whofe Memory* they ereded and dedicated 
their Cathedral, one of the ftatelieft, richeft, and moft magnificent Churchw 
perhaps in the World The original Greik Copy of this Golpd is faid to 
be likewif'* in their PoffefTion, pretended to be written with his own Hand 
in Aguilca^ and thence tranflated to Veniqe after many Ages i but the Let- 
ters are To worn out that they cannot be read. 

The Learned are not agreed about the Time of his Martyrdom; hot 
moft are of Opinion, that he fuffered about the End of the Reign of the 
Tyrant Nero, and that he furvived.the Martyrdom both of St Peter t"^^ 
6t Paul a confiderable Time. 

St Luke was born at Antioch, the chief City of Syria, famons for being 
one of the moft flourilhing Academies in tnc World, and alfo being the 
Place where the Diiciples firft»took the Name of Chriftians. He particu- 
larly applied himfelf to the Study of Phyfick; in which he became a great 
Proficient : He was alfo v^vy fkilful in Painting, as we may learn from an 
ancient Infcription near St Mary^s Church at R^me ; wherein mention is 
made of a Picture of the Virgin Mary, in thefc Words, Una ex j ah Luca 
tlepiSlis, one of the feven painted by St Luke, 

It is generally believed he was converted by St Paul at his firft being at 

Af;ti§eh, and became his conftant and Fellow-Laboarer in the Miniftry of 

* the 



7h9 A c r s, 51 N 

the Go^I. His Writings, which are contained in two Books, namely, hi» 
Gofpel, and his Hiftory of the Afts of the Apoftles, written in Greek fiy 
the \3ii^ of the Church, are fo exadl and accurate, fo polite and elegant, m 
a lofry, clear, and perfpicuous Stile, that th^y nianifell how great a Shane 
he had in the native Genius of his Birth-^lace ; where, 'tis thought ihe 
firft was written during his Travels with 3t Pauly about the Year 56 ; who, 
'ds fuppofed, afMed him in compofmg the iame, infomuch that it has been 
called St FauV^ Gofpel ; which might feem jprobable enough, did not Sc 
Luke exprefly declai^, that whatfoever he writ in this Gofpel, he received 
from the Teftimony of thofe, who, from the Beginning, had been Eyc- 
witneiTes of all our Saviour's Works and TranfadUons. And as St Auftiu 
faith, the Holy Spirit fo didated to St Mark and St Luke^ who were Di(dpl^s 
to the Apoftles, as St Matthew and St Jobn^ who were ApofUes themfelvea, 
that in a Manner they are one. 

The Hiftory of the A£ls of the ApofUes was doubtlefs writ at 'Rome^ when 
he .was there with St Paul in his firft Imprifonment. In his Gofpel ha 
chiefly infifts upon thefe Things which relate to the facerdotal OfHce of \ 
ChrifC and fupplies what feemed wanting in both the preceeding Gofpels. 
In the Adls of the Apoftles he not only relates the Actions, but alfo the Suf* 
ferings of fome of the chief of the Apoilles, and St Faui efpecially, of whom 
hje was beft able to give an Account, having been his conftant Attendant! 
and enlarges particularly upon the great Miracles wrought by the Apoftles, 
4U being the grand Confirmation of the Truth of Chrift^s Refurredion. 

So far as he travelled with St Faul^ and was his Coadjutor in the Mini- 
ftry, we have a certain Account of in Scripture ; but where he preached 
afterwards is not fo apparent. Some fay he went eaftward, and preached 
in Egypt and feveral Parts of Lihia : Others, that he planted the Faith firfl 
in Dalmatia and France^ and then in Italy and Macedonia, His Death 19 
BBcertasn ; but Nicepborus writes, that as he was preaching in Greece^ tho 
common People feized him, and for want of a Crofs, hang'd or crucified 
^ion upon an Olive Tree, in the 48th Year of his Age, being never married. 

Hiftricvs^ from the Arahick Copy, affirins, he was martyr'd at Rhme^ after 
St PauPn firft Imprifonment there, who departed thence, leaving Sc Luke 
Jbehind to fupply his Place ; which, he fays, was the Reafon why he na « 
longer continued his Hiflory of the Adls of the Apoftles. 

Sc John was of the Town of Bethfaida^ the Son of Ztbedee^ and Mary 
iumaiBed Salome* Mary was Daughter to Cleophas^ ^ifler, or rather Coiu 
fin German to the bleifed Virgin, and Brother to St Ja?nes^ named the Greats 
Some have thought he was the Difciple of John the Baptift, who went with 
St 4»</rf*w; to Jefus ; but the Time of his Converfion is uncertain : How- 
ever, he was prefent at the Cure of P^r^r'^Wife's Mother, the raifiog of 
yairus^s Daughter, and the Transfiguration on the Mount with his Brother 
yamesy to whom our Saviour committed the Care and Maintenance of hia. 
Mother, the bleffed Virgin j and fhe on the other Hand was advifed to con- 
fider him as her Son : upon which he took her to his Houfej which, Nice-. 
fhorui fays, he purchafed in JerufaUm of Annas the High Prieft. 

Jefus Chrift, when he called him to tl^e Apodlefhip, being about ^^ Yeai» 

014,. 



5^ The A C T S. 

oU, gave bim and his Brother the Name of Boanarg^^ pt the Sons of 
nuwler, to ihew the Strength and GreatneTs of their Faith. 

He was the )roaQgeft of the Apoftles ; and Sc Juflin bcHeved that oor 
Lord (hewed bim particular ICindaefs, that he might give the zreat^ Au- 
thority to thofe great Truths which he was to declare to Mankind hy his 
Gofpely Epiftles, and Revelations! * 

He continued at his Hoafe till the Death of the Virgin Mary^ which, Eu • 
fehius faith, was in the Year of our Lord 48, and fome Time after took 
his Journey . iatojffia^ as faOing to his Lot» and founded the Churches of 
Smyrna^ Thyatxra^ Pergamus^ Sardis^ VlnlMphia^ Laodicia^ Set, from thence 
It is thought he went esdiward, and preached in Parthia ; about which Time, 
*tis faid, he wrote his Epiftles : And having thus (pent many Years, Do- 
mfian, the Roman Emperor, publifhing an.Edidt for the deftroying all Chri- 
ilians, the Apoftle was fent bound to Rome by the Proconful of Jfia^ as a 
Pifturber of the Peace of the Empire ; where he was treated with all the 
Cruelty that bratifli Rage could fuggeft: for the Tjrrant commanded him 
to be thrown into a Caldron of fcalding Oil all in a Flame/ in the Trt- 
fence of all the Senate; bat, like the three Hihrenv Children, he came out 
iinhurt|( having the Honoar of Martyrdom without fufKering the Torment. 
This great Miracle having no Effect upon the obdurate Heart of the M-, 
pid Emperor, he was baniflied into the Ifle of Patmos^ which is one of the 
Ifles of. the Sporages in the Egean Sea, to be employed in digging the 
Mines : In which difconfolate Place» being divinely infpired, he wnt the 
Book of his Revelations. After the Death of Domitian, who was flaittfor 
his Tyranny, the Senate difanulled all his A£(s, and St yokft retomed to 
£f/je/us andet the mild Government of ^ifr«z//rj and (St Tww^/jfty the for- 
jncr 6i(hop being martyr'd for preaching againft the Lewdness and Idolatrjr 
of the Heathen Feafts] he continued here, and wrote his Gofpd upon this 
Occafion, and lived to the Beginning of Trajan^s Reign, aged 98 Years, 
or upwards, as fome of the ancient Fathers affirm. 

St PeUr, ftiled the Prince of the Apoftles, is generally accounted the 
. Son of yonaif, Jonas, Or ^^"f a Filherman at Betbfasda^ in the Vfptr 
Galilee^ belonging to the Tribe of NapthaH^ on the Banks of the Sea of 
Tiberias, or Lake of Gennefenth. It is faid he was bom three Years be- 
fore the bleffed Virgin, A. M. 4634. At his Circumciiion he received the 
Name of Simon^ or Simeon, to which our Saviour added that of Cephas, 
which iignifies a Stone or Rock ; from whence Peter became his ufual 
Name. Both he and his Brother ^»</rfay were, from their Oitldhoed, 
brought up in the Fifliing Trade ; as were likewife James and ^^o&n, the 
Sons of Zeheaee : And thde f^ar wore the firft that Jefus rec^iv^ into the 
Kumber of his Difciples. 

St Peter, after his Communication with our Lord for a while, retm'ned 
to his Fiihing Trade ; but after our Saviour had confirmed his DoCbine by 
fuch a miraculouf'Draught of Fifhes, and had (Irengthened hia ftaggering 
Faith, he left all and followed him. 

We read in the AdU of the Apoftles, of St Peter^s Preaching, Travels, 
and Sufferings) for the Remainder of his Life, we mull depend upon the 
Fathers, and ancient Writers of the Church. 

He 



The A C T S.^ ^ 55 

He wrde Us firft Epiftk to the Chuiches he had pli^nted In Afia thi 
LefSf namely, Pontsu, GaJacia^ Cappadocia, Bithjma^ &c in his Journey to 
Bpptf St Mark, as he obfcrves, being with him." 

He was Prifoner with St Paul eight or nine Months at Rome, and thejr 
were fencenced together to be crucified. 

He was executed, at his own Requeft, with his Head downwards, A. D, 
69, in the 1 3th or 14th of Nero\ Reign ; after which his Body was em- 
balmed after the Jewijh Manner, and was buried in the Vatican, near the 
'Way called Via Triumphalh, as Eufehius and other Ecclefaftical Writers 
'affirm. Over his Qrave, faith Onefophorm^ was built a ftnall Cbarch» 
which is now raifed to a mod: magnificent Struflure, in honour of his Name^ 
and is ib richly adorn*d, a$ may juHly now be reckoned oneofthe Wonr 
dersofthe Worjd. 

St Andre^'yf9Z& Brother to St Peter, and is the firft mentioned by Name 
to have been a FoUovver and a Difciple of Chrift, being probably with St 
John, a Difciple of John the Baptift, as St Epiphanius obferves. 

After our i.ord's Aicenfion, and the Delcent of the Holy Ghoft upoft 
the Apoftles, when they chofe among thomfelyes^ by Lot, what Part of th# 
World each of them were to go to, St Andrew is faid to have had Schythia, 
and the adjacent Regions, afllgn*d him for his Province ; to which he tra* 
veird thro^ Galatia, publiihing the Tidings of Salvation in his journeying 
to the Gentiles, 

He fiaid and preached the Gofpel at Amynfus, .then went to Trapezm^ 
and fo on to ^ice ; where he refided two Years : From Nice he weQt to 
Nicomedia, thence to Chalcedpn, and fo thro* Proponfis, and, by the Snxine 
Sea, to Heraclea, converting a great Number to the Truth, and ordained 
Miniften and Deacons among them : From Heraclea he went to Amefttis j 
but meeting with ill Ufage, he departed toSinofe, the Birth and Burial- 
place of Mitbridates, King of Pontus ; where the Jews fell upon hifei with 
fuch Fury^ that he was carried out of the City ft)r dead ; but he returned 
again, and brought many of them to a Senfe of their £rrors, and waa 
treated more civilly. At his firft coming he met with his Brother Peter^ 
who bore him Company fome Time. From ^inope he retomed to ifmyw- 
fus, Co to Trape/us and Sama/ata, (the Birth place of Lucian) in his Joofu 
ney to Jerufalem*, and, after a (hort Stay, he is faid to return to his Scfrp- 
thian Provinces \ and, preaching with Succeis at Sebaftapole, a Cky on the 
Euxine %ore, he removed to Cber/onefus, a populoos City within the Bo/- 
pborui of 1 brace, and then came back to Sinope, to confirm the Churches he 
had thereabouts planted } and, fome fay, GfAKms&Pbilologus, one of St PauPt 
Difdples, Bifliop thereof: From thence he came to By%antium, afterwaida 
built by Conjlantine, and from his Name called Confiantinople | where he 
is faid to haveftmnded a Church, and ordained St PauTt hdoved Diiciple^ 
^taebis, firft Bilhop thereof. 

Being, baniflied from this Place by the Oovemor, he fled to AgnptlUs^ 
where he ftaid two Years: Then travelling thro* Thrace, Macedma. 
^bfjfalj, Acbaia, and Efyrm, he fettled at laft at Patr<e^ a City ol 
Achaia\ where he fealed with a rcfolute Martyrdom the Verity cl 
of that Troth which he preached in fo many Countries and Places, hsf 
^gras^ Proconful of Acbaica^ who cam^ to Patr^t, at the Time of his be. 

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tng there, and W39 fo exafperatedji becaufe he had coiiTcrt^ his Wife Ma- 
9cimlla^ and his Brother Stratulus. His naked Body was (courged by (even 
of the Liftors, one after another, and afterwards tied to the Crofs with Cords» 
to make his Death the more lingering ; where he hung two Days, ftill ex- 
liorting the People to (land faft in the Faith- Being dead, his Body was 
embalmed, and decently buried by Order of the Proconfurs WiflB, A, D. 

85, imder the Perfecution df Domitian. In the Year ^57 it, was removed 
y Conftantine the Great to ConflantinopU^ and buried in the Church be had 
built in Honour of the Apoftles, remaining fo incorruptible that in Jufti^ 
m€ni*9 Time his Body was found in a Wooden Cofiin among th^ Robbilb, 
and with great Care repofited in the former Place, as we read in a fiook 
called the /iSls of St Andrew'j FrJJion^ faid to be writ by the AchaxoL 
Presbyters and Deacons, who were prefent at his Execution. 

St Jamesj furnamed the Great, to diftinguiih him from St Jamt the 
Lefs, was, with his brother Jobn^ bufy about their Nets in a Ship in the 
8ea of Galilee^ when Jefas bid them follow him, promifing to make (ben 
Fifliers of Men ; which they obeyed, and foon after wer^ called to the 
Apoftolical Office. 

How St Jamei fteercd his Courfe, after our bleffed Saviour's Afccnfion, 
is varioLfly difcourfed of; but it is certain we have the laft Accoont of 
liim at JerufuUm't where he tafted the Cup of our Saviour's Paflion the 
firfl of all the Apoftles. He was beheaded by the Command oiHertdA- 
grippa^ the Son of Ariftohulm^ and Grand fon to Herod the Great, about 
tenYears after Chrifl; Hut the Almighty feeing great Arrogancy in an Ene- 
my of his Gofpel, who even thought himfelf more than Man, fmoie him 
|>y his Angel with an incurable DiAemper,. and he was devoured with 
Worms, and fo died. 

St Philip was born at Bethfaida^ a Fifticr Man, and married. Some 
Authors fay he had two Daughter*, Hermione^ who was martyr'd by Adrian^ 
and Eutichica^ who, they fay, converted many Virgins to the J»'aith : bat 
his Father's Name is not me: tioned in Holy Writ. H© took all Oppor- 
tunities to read the Law and the Prophets, and was called foon after Chrift 
left the Place where John was baptizing, commanding him to follow him 
as he met him in Galilee : And being received into the Number of Chrift's 
Difciples, he immediately endeavoured to make others fa too, and ran in- 
ftantly to Nathaniel, a pious and religious Man of his Acquaintance, wha 
he knew would be joyful to hear of the Meifias, alTuring him that he had 
found him, whom Mcfis and the Prophets had foretold fliould be ^ Savi- 
our of the World, which was Jefus of Nuzareth^ the Son of Jofepb, and 
.the anointed of God. Nathaniel af firft doubted, hut afterwai^ds was con- 
verted, and became a Difciple 

*Tis thought that Upper /Ifta was the Provix^ce that fell ta StPhilif^ 
Lot ; where he difcharged his Apoilolical Function fuccefsfuUy fpr many 
Years. He at jkfl betook ii^mfeif to Hierapolis, a rich and popokMis Ciry 
pf Phrygia Pacatiana ; where, by his Prayers, he procured the Dcftrudtion 
pf a great Serpent or Dragon ; and, by repr.efenting the Stupidity of their 
Idolatry in wcrll^ipping it, he drew great Numbers to embrace the true 
faith i which the MagilVatqs totok fo heinpufly amifs, th^t thfiy apprehend- 
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ed him, fcoargcd him, and hanged him up by die Neck againft a Pillarl 
His dead Body was taken down and decently buried by his Sifter Mari^ 
amne^ his tonlliant Companion in his Travels, and St iarthoiomenv his Fel- 
low foiferer, who was nailed to the Crofs, tho' not executed at that Time; 
fuch a fudden Fear poflelTmg the People, that they left him^ 

St Bartbolcmenv was of Cana in Gaiileej, by Trade a FiCber ; and, with- 
out doubt, was one of the twelve Apoftles, tho' mentioned by a difFerent 
Name t And moft are of Opinion, that his proper Name was NathanieFp 
and that this of Bartholonwui was given him from his Father ^holomeus, a$ 
St Piter is called Barjonas. 

EitJtHus fays he preached in the Country formerly called India^ now Ara* 
hia Feli:t, After the Death of Philip he left HierapoHsy and came to Lyconia \ 
and from thence to Albanofolis^ a City in Armenia^ or rather Cilecia\ 
where he was feieed by the Magiftracy, and, by the Command of their 
barbarous King, was flea'd alive ; but his Friends had Liberty to bury h^ 
Bc>dy, which was removed from Place to Place, and at laft to Ro?ne ; where, 
'tis (aid, he refts in the Church of St Bartholomew^ in the Iflc of Tiber. 

St Thomas*^ Birth and Parentage the Scripture doth not mention, onl^ 
It is faid that his Surname was Dydimus^ which in Greek fignifies a Twii^ 
and Thetttmaj from whence Thomas^ is the fame in the Hebrenv, Eufebim 
fays, he was alfo called Judas^ was a Je^^ and probably a Fifiierman and 
GalHtan, 

St Gregory fiiys, he was more profitable to the Church than the other 
Difciples, on account of his Slownefs of Belief concerning our Saviour's Re* 
furredtion. 

St Oripfi r^rts, that the Part allotted him was Parthia^ which thch 
contained all Perfia \ wherein were the Medes^ Perfian$^ . Carmaniam^ liy¥* 
camavs^ Buftrians\ and Ma^i : And fome write that he preached in Ethtf- 
vpia and the Ee^fi Indies, as far as Somatra, anciently Tofrabane, and at laft 
came tp Malabar, m the Country of the Brachmans. 

%t Chryfoftem hf$^ that St Thtmas, tho' at firft the moft,weak and ii^* 
credulous, became the moft* ardent and Jnyincible of all the Apoftles, tra^ 
veiling thro' moll Parts of the World, and doing his Duty in the Midft qf 
barbarous Nations, without any Care of his Security or Life. 

St j4ttfHn fays, his Zeal for the Gofpel of Chrift hafteu'd feSs Martyt- 
jdom ; fof the Brachmans^ fearing the Lofs of their Trade by introducing k 
new Religion, refolved to difpatch him : And knowing that he ufed daily 
to rcfoft to aecrtainTomb or Monument^ to exercife his private Devotions^ 
they went thither with fome armed Men; and finding him intent at Prayei** 
they poured upon him a Shower of Darts and Stones, and run him thro' 
with Lances, in the Year of Chnft 66. His Body was buried by his Dif- 
ciples^in the Church he had built in this City j which afterwards became a 
magnificent Strofture. 

St yafnfSy fumamcfl the Left, the (on of jffeph by his former Wife, re- 
corded to be the Daughter of Aggi, Brother to Zachariasy Father to St John 
the Baptift, and might well be reputed the Brother of our Lord, iince him- 
felf wa« reckoned the Son of Alphens; a particular Scft of the J^wj being 

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fevcTy and sfierwavds conftandy attended upon oor Savionr^s Perfon and 
Miniftry. 

Alter the Aicenfion of oar Lord» having received a Portion foitable ta 
hk Place and OiBce, St JerMg fajji he was fent by the reft of the Apoftles 
to ^hmrui^ Kiiig of Edeffa i tho* Eu/ebius affirms, that St Tbaddsus^ who 
went thither^ was one of the 70 Difciples : Bat the modem Greeks and 
Lmtins are bold to ail^t, that St Jude preached in Edeffa, and throughout 
all Mefif9tama, compleating the Work of God which St TbatUetts had be- 
gun ; that he diablifhed the Faith in Armenia the Greater; and that thofe 
People have flill a Tradition, that he died in their Country. Others fay» 
he waff buried in Ferfia with St Simort, 

It is al^ related that fome of the Apoftles did labour in Hufbatidry, to 
maintain themielves in the Work of the Miniftry^ thereby to prevent their 
beuig chargeable to the new Converts^ and by that Means encouraging^ 
them to embrace the Faith of Chrift ; and that Jude was one of thefe. 

He lived till about the Year 62, which was a little after the Deftrudtion' 
^'i Jerufalem, 

Sohie Authors relate that he died at Beryiusi But others fay« that tra- 
veiling into Petfia^ after having had good Succefs in his Miniftry for many 
Yearsi at laft, for inveighing againft the fiiperftitious Rites of the Magi^ he 
was| hy their Contrivance, tied to a Stake and (hot to Death with Arrows^ 
which made him long a-dying. His Body is (aid to be in St Peter*s Church 
at Rome^ and a Gofpel is attributed to him i but both have little Credit gi-i 
ven them. 

St MatthiasH Birth and Parentage is not mentioned in Scripture^ or elfe- 
where, further than he was a Jenv ; but St Peter in effect tells us, A^s i. 22^ 
23. that he was one of thofe Difciples who had been a continual Hearer 
and Attendant upon Chrift all the Time of his Miniftry, after h^ had been 
baptized by John in Jordan, till his Death and Afceniion ; after which ha 
was eledled into the apoftdical Office by the reft of the Apoftles, in roont 
of Judas who betrayed his Mafter, and in Defpair hanged himfelf, and 
thereby made a Vacancy in the College of the Apoftles. 

After the Difperfton of the Apoftles to the feveral Countries allotted them, 
Maithias travelled £aftward, as *tis fabled, into Ethiopia i and, in his 
Travels, met with many Difficulties among a fort of barbarous and untraft- 
able People I however, by the Power of Truth, he converted many to the 
Fakk 2 At laft he was apprehended for a Blafphemer by the Jenjus^ and by 
them Aoned to Death for having, brv his Dodrine and Miracles in Paleftine^ 
converted a great Number to Chriftianity. 

Aramus the younger^ High Prieft to the ^ipwj, having put James the 
Lefs to Death, apprehended Matthias at the fame Time in Galilee^ to 
%vhoxn he made a long Speech : But finding the Apoftle, contrary to Us 
Exhortation and Perfuafion, confeffing Jefus of Nazareth to be the true 
Mefliah^ he condemned him to be ftoned i and the Sentence was immedi- 
ately executed. 

Some Authors fay, that his Body having been kept a long Time at Je- 

rufaieniy was cranfported thence by Helena^ the Mother of Confiantine the 

Great, 10 Rome*, where fome Parts of his Corpfe arc fliewed at this Day 

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with great Veneration* Others report that they were brou^ to 7riett\BL 

Germany. 

St Paulv/zs born at Tar/us^ of an ancient yewji^ Family, of dw Tribe 
of Benjamin in Judea^ and had his Education in that City> which was then 
a more flouriftiing Academy than Athens and Alexandria, In the Schoob 
of far/us he was edacated from his Childhood in all the polite Learning of 
the Ancients, yet at the fame Time he was brought up to a mamia) Trade, 
as even the mod learned of their Babbies were ; it being a Maxim among the 
Jews, that he who taught not his Son a Trade, made him a Thief : For 
Learning of old was not made an Inllrument to get a Maintenance by, but 
(ov the better poliihing the Mind ; fb that the Rabbies were denominated 
from their Trades ; as Rabbi Judahy the Baker ; Rabbi Jochanan, the 
Shoemaker; and Paul was a Tentmaker i and being a great Proficient 
under Gamaliel, he became a ftrid ProfeiTor of the Se^ of the Phartfees, 
-who were generally great Applauders of their own Sandity, and Defpifers 
of all others as Reprobates, and unworthy of their Society. Our Apoftle 
was too deeply infeded with the Genius of this fiery Sed ; {o that when 
the fiflood of the Martyr Stephen was ihed, / (faith he with Sorrow after 
his Converfion) <was Jianding by and confenting unto his Death, and kept the 
Raiment of them that Jlenxj him. Nay, of all the Apparitors and Inqmfitors 
approved by the Sanhedrim to execute their Warrants upon thefe npftart 
Hereticks, as they called them, who preached againft the Law of Msfes, 
and the Tradition of the Fathers, he was the Man that ftrove to be the for- 
warded. In this 2^al, as he was in the Way to Damafcus, to execute his 
Office with fome other Zealots, breathing out Vengeance and Deftrudion 
againft the innocent Chrif^ians, on a fiididen a glorious ^Light darted out 
upon them, fo that they fell to the Ground in great Amazement, and at 
the fame Time a Voice from Heaven was direded to him, faying, 5W, 
Saul, ivhy per/hcutejl thou me ? To which, amazed as he was, he anfwered. 
Lord, iMho art thou ? The Voice replied, 1 am Jefus njohom thouperfecutefi. 
He aiked ^ain. Lord, nuhat luilt thou ha^e me to do ? Upon which Jie was 
bid to rife and go to Damafcus\ and there exped what'fhould further be re- 
vealed to him. . Rifing from the Ground he found he was blind; and he 
continued three Day.^ fading, and probably then had the caleftial Vifion 
mentioned by him, wherein he heard andfaw Things paft Utterance; and 
had thofe divine Revelations, which gave him occafion to fay, that the Go- 
fpel which he preached was not taught him by Man, but he had it revealed 
to him by Jefus Chrift. 

After three Days Ananias, one of the 70 Dlfciples, came to him by the 
Command of the Lord ; and having laid Hands upon him, his Sight was 
reflored to him, and the Gift of the Holy Ghoft conferred on him : Prefent- 
]y after he was baptized and made a Mepber of the Church, to the great 
Joy of the reft of the Difciples. 

He afterwards grew more eminent for his Preaching, Epiftles, Travels and 
Ferfecutions, than any one of the Apoftles: All whidi are largely declared 
in the A6ls of the Apoflles, and his feveral Epiftles, and are briefly fum- 
med up by himfelf in 2 Cor. xi. againft the Reproaches of fome Teach- 
ers who envied him, faying. An they Hdrtv/i I S$ am L Are ihey of the 

Seed 



The' A C T & u 5p 

Sniff Mrttbimf S^aml. An the^ MimJUrs of Chrifi f lammrtiim 
Labours more abundant^ in Stripes above Meaftsre, in Prifons more frequent^ 
in Deaths often : Of the Jews five Times received I forty Strifes, fave ont 
(according to the Manner dEtheJevjSf whipt with feven Thongs cicd to a 
Stick, feven Times} : Thrice vfas I beaten njoitb Rods (or rather Buihes with 
iharp Pricks on them) : Once was I foned; thrice I fuffered Shifwfecki 
a Night and a Day have I been in the Deep : In journeying, often in Perils of 
Waters, in Perils of Robbers, in Perils by my own Countrymen, in the Perils of 
the City, in Perils in the Wildernefs, in Perils by Sea, in Perils among falfi 
Brethren i in Wearinefs and Painfulnefs i in Watching often, in Hunger and 
Thirft, in Fafting often, in Cold and Nakednefs, [See the Intrododion to his 
Epiftles.] Having in thefe, and many other Inftances, ferved God and his 
Church, in the Gd*pel of lids Son, about the ninth Year of Nero he fuf« 
fered Martyrdom : And tho*, being a RomanQi^sx^n, he ought to have had 
the Privilege of being cried by the Roman Law ; yet Nero, a Peribn whom 
Lewdnefsand Debauchery had made feven Times more a Pagan than any 
Cuftom or Education could have done, would hear nothing on his Behalf: 
For^n the 29th of June, A. D. 66, being of a great Age, this bfeifed 
Apoftle embraced Death as a welcome Gueft, juft at the fame Hour as it 
was foretold him. He was beheaded at Aqua Salvia, and interred at Vim. 
Oftiencis, three Miles from Rome; where Conftantine the Great afterwards 
built a fumpcuous Church. 

St Barnabas was of the Tribe of Levi, and became a Djfciple of Chrift 
in his Lifetime, and is faid to be the Chief of the 70 Difciples. He had 
an Eftate in the Ifle of Cyprus, which he fold for the \}{t of the poor Bre- 
thren, &r. at the Difpofal of the Apoftles ; all the Chriftians at that Time 
doing the like in proportion to their Abilities, following the charitable Ex- 
.ample of St Barnabas^ whofe Eftate was gKater than £e reft. 

He was firft named Jofes, or Jofeph, and the Name of Barnabas fignifies 
the Son of Confolation, given him on account of his finguRu: Gift in conv- 
Ibrting the Weak ; for the Scripture reprefents him to be a Perfon of a milc?^ 
eafy, and compaflionate Temper, very courteous and inclinable to pardon ; 
yet of a very awful and majeftick Countenance, begetting Reverence and 
Refpeft. 

After the Sale of his Eftate^ he fettled at Jerufalem j where St Paul co- 
ming three Years after his Converfion, the Apoftles would not admit him 
into their Society, havmg heard of his Cruelty againft the Chriitians,. whbie 
very Name was a Terror to theln : But Barnabas having a greater Con£'. 
dence of hb Sincerity, brought him to the Apoftles, inforniing them, that 
he was facisfied this Man was fully reclaimed frpm the Spirit of Ferfecution, 
being converted by Chrift himfelf, who appeared tQ him in the Way as he 
went to Damafcus, and reproved his Madneis, and ordered Ananias to in- 
ftrud him in the Myfteries of Chriftianity. Barnabas^ Relation found 
Credit with the Apoftles, and Paul was accepted into their Communion ; 
and he exercifed his Fun^on with fo great a Zeal, that foon after they^wi 
began to contrive to put him to Death. 

About ii'oe, Years after fome Chriftian Jevjs, who weie driven from Je^ 
vufalem by the Perfecation raifed about. St Steuben, went down to Antioch, 

and 



<5o « O MANS. 

Bad piwdMd tke Gofjpel to die Jnvs of that Ciqr, and cutcrMiHtey. 

The Apoftles at Jtruf^ltm^ glad to hear this News, feat ^ivtm^, doubt- 
tt% of their Ability, who was a Prophet and a Teacher, and io whom thd 
Councils of the Apoftles gave great Commendations. He afterwards fetched 
i*<M/ to Antiocb^ to hdp forward the Converfion of that City s and diey 
became loving Companions. 

He is faid to have fuffiered Martyrdom, being ftoned to Death by die 
ye*ws at ^aiamti and to have been boricd withm a Qs^ter of a Mik of 
Aat City. 

Now it b to be noted* that the Holy Ghoft» not ttiBtmg after the M an* 
Ber of Men, hath kid down in themoftnaami Way, cafy to be cmderfiood 
by all Men, in this Work of die Evaageiift /«ii^ the Groondsandgeaeral 
Modelof theChriilianChmxdii which has been Mowed in fuch a Marnier 
by the ancient Fatho-s, that all Paftors in fecceeding Ages oiay affly the 
great Lid>ours of the Apoftks for a Rule and Patteio, ai^ this Book of the 
AQa as a Diredbry of our Ecclefiaftical QEconomy» orCimrchGoveniiiieac. 



2> ^ij/e of St TA UL the Apoflk 
to the KO M AJ^ S, 

Q. TJOW many are there ef in Rome at fuch Time as Sf 

* -^ the Canonical E fifties ? l?;^u\fent bis Epifiks tbitber ? 

Jl. Twenty-one. A> Yes. 

Q. By ijohom *were tbey writ- Q^Wbat was it ? 
ten ? \ A. The J&ws began to defpi(c 

^. St 5P^r«/ wrote Fourteen, St the Gentiles^ and the Gmiki 
^ams One, St ^eter Two, St the Jews. 
yohnThtcey St ^ude Qne,^ which Q^ Wherefore Hi the Jews k- 
bear their different Names. fpife the Gentiles ^ 

Q. What was the Caufe that J. They thought them unwor- 
the Jpoflles wrote Epijlks ? thy to be Partakers of Grace 

J. The Variety of^ Nations, thro* Chrift, becaaie diey were 
whom they had converted, with not under the Law as well as 
whom they could not always in they. 

Perfon be converfant, and there- Q. How did the Gentiles be- 
fore they feht their Minds unto fpife the Jews ? 
them in Writing. J. They thought them more 

Q. To what End t unworthy of God's Favour, thro* 

A. To cherifh their young Chrift, becaufe they had rcfufcJ 
Faith, which otherwife (like a. him for their MdOfias, to whom 

Scten Tree that hath not taken only he was feat^ 
eep Root) might be ihaken Q^How did1?axilt4tkeufthU 
witk Contentions and Errors. . Comraverfyf 
QiWas there any fuch Thins A. By proving them bodi guiiy 

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of monftrousSinsj and therefore the Caufe of his Juftification, 

unfit either to reprove the other. ' ctap. iv. i c. 

(l.€f 'vchat doth he f rove the Q^Hqw then doth he dra*iO 

GcT\tiUs guilty ? the J ^"w and the, Gcntiie to A*- 

-^. Of Idolatry 3 for tho' they greement'^ 

had not the Law wrhrcn, yet by ji. By (hewing them that both 

the Frame of Heaven and Earth, the Circumciled and the Uncir- 



they could not but know there 
was an omnipotent God; and 
therefore they ought not to have 
VForfhiped Idols, chap. i. 20, 

0^0/ nschat doth he hold the 
Jews guilty ? 

A. Of Prefumption, in think- 



ing they could be juftified by the fcience bring ? 



cumciled ihall be laved if they 

believe. 

Q. What doth Belief bringt • 
A. Peace of Conlcience towards 

God, thro' our Lord Jelus Chrift, 

chap. -v. I. 
Q. What doth Teace of CoU" 



Law 5 lb that neither in the Law 
not out of the Law, 1. e, before 
the Law was given, can there be 
any Righteoulhefs. 

QUVhat then muft they depend 
upon for their J unification. 

A. Only Faith in Chrift Jefus, 
who hath performed the Law for 
them ; for to hear the Law was 
no Caufe of Juftification, but to 
perform the Law, *which none 
was able to do, but only the Son 
of Qiydi^chAp. ii. 1 3. and iii. 20, 

Q. flbw doth Taul diftinguifo 
cf the Laiv ? 

A. Into the Law of the Letter 
and the Law of Faith. 

Qj, What doth the Law of the 
Letter f 

A. It (hews us what Sin is, 
but doth not purge us from Sin. 

t^JVhatii the Law of Faith f 

A. Righteoufnefs obtained 
without the Law. 

Q:. Jfow proveth he that ? 

^. By the Example of Abra- 



A. Joy in Tribulation, 
Q. What Tribulation ? 
A, Patience. 
iX^What "PatienceX 
A. Experience. 
Q. What Experience ? 
A, Hope that will not deceive 
us. 

Q. How is ottr Hope made m- 
d^ceivable ? 

A. By the Love of Got!. 
Q. Wherein ? 

A, In that, when we were yet 
his Enemies, he gave his only 
begotten Son to Death. 

Q. How became we God's E- 
nemies ? 

A. By the Sin oiAdam. 
Q, Whether was greater^ the 
Condemnation that came thro* the 
Sin of Aisim^ or thejuflificati- 
on that came thrtf the Right e-^ 
oufnefs^ChriJi? 

A. The Juftification that came 
by the Righteoufnefs of Chrift. 
Q.Whyf 
A. Becaule by one Sin only 



Ifomj who was juftified by Faith, came Damnation 5 but Chrift by 
before he was circunicilcd, that Righteoufnefs, hath- forgiven 
he might not think Circumcifioo many Sins 5 that is, not only the 

Sins 



6x 



ROMANS, 



Sins ofJdamt whereof we were 
guilty, but many other Sins of 
our own, which we have fince 
committed. 

Q^What bringeth us to the 
Knowkdge <?/ of Sin ? 

ji. The Law 5 for we had not 
known Lull to be Sin, if the 
Law had not faid, thou Aialt 
not Lull, 

Qjlloen the more Sin is mani- 
fefted^ the more Grace abounds^, 

ji. It doth. 

Q. Maywe therefore Sin^ that 
Grace may abound^. 

4' God forbid. 

Q:. Why not ? 

A. Becaufe, when in Baptifm 
we are made Partakers of (jracc, 
wt die to Sin, and rife again to 
Newnefs of Life, chap. vi. 

Q. What is it to die to Sin ? 

ji. To abohfti the Works of 
the Flefh. 

Q^What is it to rife unto 
Newnefs of Life ? 

A, To follow the Works of 
the Spirit. 

Q. fFhat call you the Works 
of the Spirip. 

^. Faith, Charity, Peace, Con- 
cord, Mcrrcy, Love, £J?6'. 

Q^ What call you the Works 
rf theFleJb^. 

A, Pride, Envy, Sloth, Glut- 
tony, Uncharitablenefs, iSc. 



Q. How are they rewarded^ 

ji. With Death 5 for the Re- 
ward of Sin is Death, chap. vi. 
24. 

Qi flbw are the Works cf the 
Spirit rewarded^ 

A. With eternal Life,'ver, 23. 

Q^ Are we all fubjeSl to 
2)eath by the Law \ 

>^. We are. 

Qs^How then can the Caufe be 
good which is caufed of much 
HP. 

A. The Law is holy and good, 
and ordained to give us Life ^ but 
that Sin working in us, altera the 
Property of the Law, lo that in- 
ftead of Life 'we find Death, 
chap. 7. 10. 

How fo all we avoid this 2)^«- 

A. By living after the Spirit. 

Q^ Who are they that live af- 
ter the Spirit ? - 

A. Such as obey Go.^> or in his 
Fore-knowledge are p'redeftina- 
ted thereunto, chap. viii. 10. 

Q. Are all Men predeflinatei 
to be faved ? ^ 

A. No : Some, thro' their own 
Means, are made Veflelsof Wraib 
to Deftruflion, as other fon\e are 
made Veflcls of Mercy, prcpar'd 
for Glory> chap^ ix. 1 5 , 1 8. JoH 
xii. 40. Matt. xiii. 14. * 



* I know feme Places of Scripture have adminiftred occafion of endlefs 
Difpote, wherein Men have waded (as yi the dark] into an Abyft of Doubts 
of unfathomed Depth, and, by their paflionate Deceptions, even to Uncha- 
ritablenefs about that which I am confident is no further revealed that what 
may make it neceiTary to be acknowledged a Myflery, and to pat Reafon 
to a Trial, to fubmft to that which it coukl never comprehend by any En- 
quiries, have made Conclufions about the Point, which (in natura ret) 
will have, and muft hinder and put a Bar againft a lively Undertaking the 
Purpofes of ftri& Gofpd Obedience^ and we^en the Applications of Qod^^ 

Grace, 



R .0 M 4i N S. 6s 

Q. God is not then the Caufe Q. When are ^joe feparatei 

of an^ Mm' I Condemnation ? from Chrift f ' • 

A. No, but Sin which reign- A. VV hen we love ourSinsmorc 

cth in Man. than him, and forfakc his Will 

Q. What are they called which to follow our own. 

are ordained to be faved ? Q. Why muft we endure any 

A. The Children of God. Extremity rather than revoh 

Q^ How are we made the from God ? 

Children qf God? A. Becaufe the Affliftions of 

A. Three Manner of Ways. this Life are not worthy of the 

Q. Which be they ? Glory which will be fhewn to us 

A. By Ele6lion, Creation, and in the Life to come, ch. viii. i8. 

Adoption. Q: 2)o we obtain that Gkry 

Q. Why are thefe Sleffings then by Works ? 

bellowed upon us f No, but by the Mercy of God 

A. Not for any Defert of ours, only $ yet Works, and the good 

but thro' the meer Mercy and Motions of the Spirit, teftity to 

Love of God. our Confciences, in the. mean 

Q. What Recompence doth he Time, that iiich a Reward is laid 

require of us for them ? up for us. 

A. Nothing but Love. Q^How are we put jjromthat 

Q jH^cy is our Love Jhewnf .Gl<>ry ? 

A. \x we fufler neither Tribu- A Only by our Sins, 
lation, Perfecution, Famine, Na- Q^ To whom was this Cove'* 
kedncls. Peril, nor Sword, to nant ofGhry made? 

feparate us from Chrift. A^ 

Grace, in prefllng Endeavours to work out Salvation : Therefore, laying 
afide all Examination of fuch feclufe Secrecies of God, and all unneceffary 
Difputes about them, I fet up my Reft in this one Thing, that I am com- 
fortably confident that whatfoevcr God's Eledion and Prcdeftination is, it 
doth not contradid his Promifes of Mercy, nor his End in giving Chrift unto 
the World ; both which, by the univerfal Scope of the Gofpel, are general and 
conditional. And it is the Do^rine of the Church of England, in the End of 
the 1 7th Article, that we muft receive God's Promifes in fuch Ways as they 
afe generally fet forth to us in Holy Scripture. So that to conclude, once 
for aJl^ X do believe the Decree was paft before the Foundation of the 
World, But what Decree ? Even this, I will fet before the Sons of Men 
Life and Death, Blefling and Curiing ; and the Soul that chufeth Life fhall 
live, as the Soul that chufeth Death (hall die. This Decree, wherebf 
whom God did foreknow, he did predeftinate, was from Everlafting : This* 
whereby all who fuiFer Chrift to make them alive, are eleft, according to 
the Foreknowledge of God, now ftandeth faft, even as the Moon, and as 
the ^aicbful Witnefs in Heaven. See^^m i. 24, 28. 2 The/, ii. 10. i Pet. 
i. 8- Rom, xi. 22. and rx. 20, 21. Luke viii. 5, fcfr. xiii. 7. xiv, 17. xix. 
42. Esctk, xviii. 20, 23. xxxiii. n. John vii. 37. Janus \. J. A&sxs'iu 
30« 2 P^t» iii. 9. I Jahn ii. i» 2« 



<4 ROMANS. 

J, To the Jews firft and then A. Becaufe we are not fo ae« 

to the Gentiles. ccpted but wc may be rejeffed^ 

Q^Howdidti)eJcx¥$lofe it f nor they forejeftcdbutdKy may 

A. By thinking to become be received 5 for if God grafted 

righteous by the Law, us into the true Vine, who were 

Q. How did the Gentiks ob^ but wild Branches, much more 

tain itf /' ^ may he graft the Jews^ who were 

^.^'By believing in- Chrift fo true Branches^ into the true Stock 
foon as they heai-d of his Name, 
chap. ix. J 9. 

Q^ Why could not the Jews be 
righteous by the Law ? 

ji. Becaufe they could not ful- 
fil the Law. 

Q. Jre the Gentiks] then defpife one anotherybecaufc they 

righteous byfuifiUing the Law ? were alike in. Belief and Unbc- 



again, c^ap.xu 17^ 

Q^ Why dQthStViiHuygethis 
Similitude f 

>^. To (hut up the Contcntl.. 
ons between tlie Jews sLnd the 
Gentiles^ that they fhould not 



ji. They are. 

Q, Howdo they fulfil the Law. ? 

A* Not in themlelves, but in 

the Work of Chrift, whahathful 



lief. 

Q: After the deciding tf this 
Controverfy^ and certain prin- 
cipal Joints of Religion (a$ 



filled it forthem,and for all others Faith and yujlification^' decta- 
that believe in him $ fo that his red^ wherein mth Paul fi^ew 
Righteoufnefs is bccoirie theirs, we oughttoftriv^ to $%€elt one 



chaf.x:^j6. 

Q^ Jre all the Jews . rejected P 
A No, God hath refefved a 
Remnant to be faved. 
. Q^ Are all the Gentiles accep- 
ted? 



another ? 

. A. In Unity and tJprighiQeC» 
of Life. 

Qi. How is that to be perform- 
ed? 

A. By oflfering up ourfeives t 



A* No, only fuch as hear the lively Sacrifice unto God. 



Word and believe it. 
. Q3 Sut fame have not beard 
the Word, Jhall they therefore 
be excufed ? 

A, Not fo, the Sound there- 
of is gone thro' the Earth 5 there- 
fore none can plead Ignorance, 
foer. 18. 



Q. What is a Uvely Sacrifice? 

A. To put off the Works of 
Darknefs,and puton the Annour 
of Light. 

(XjHow'mufi we caft off the 
Works of 2>arknefs? 

A. By conforming ouHelves 
after the Will of God, and not 



Q. Secaufe we are Gentiles, after the Fafhion of the' World » 

and accepted by our Sellefin the 'chap,xi\. 2. , . 
^lace of unielieving]cws,ou^ht. Q., What are. the Works (f 

we to defpife them in refpea tjQ !Darh:efs? . ' '.. ' 

ourfeives? A. To embrace Pride rather 

>4, No. ' . thanH^njillty, Luft-rathcrAan 

Q. Why P Charity, Hate cathce than Love, 



itebdiidn tatKer than Obedience, 
Gluttony i^'Akt than^Abftinence^ 
'.QsWhat is rUe Airmur of 
Light? \ • ■ /\.. 

A. Ta difpofc our Minds after 
the contrary; * / , - 

Q. 1p ftim theti', *y being 
cmmoMiidm/ncrifitedt^ehes^ 
that every Chriftian is a ^rieji ? 

Ar Trufe, every one fhbuM aS 
as one in'afflfting his -Brother, - 
, Q. H<rj) are we con/ecrated ?- 
♦ dl Not by the Kfufion of Oyl, 
but by the rnfpiVatiori of thi 
HolyGhoft. ^ . 

A. 'At our Baptifm. 

Q.*iOo all Chrifiians firve in 
the Office of Triefthoodt 

^.No.-' • ■ ' ' . . 

<ywhy. ' 
' A. Bccaufc . their Sacrifice is 
nOtfueh as.it ihou'd be. 
.. 'Q. Ilm crn^s thai to pafs I 

:A. By Realbn they prefer n6t 
Sorrow before Joy, Rebuke be- " 
fore Honour, Enemies before 
Friends, for the Love of Chrift, 
^nd as he in his. Life did for 
our Example. 

-Q. iZo' ivhom is it given to do 
tbofeT'hivgs'i ' . ^ 

A^ To all 3 but riot iafter a 
like Meafurer ' 

Q^^What tnujl they do that 
tkdt h^'ve a Privilege of Graces 
above others'^. . 

A, Not boaft of it 3 bUt hel^ 
#0 furnifti them that want, ck^. 

.Q* By ixhat EMtnfk hre. •a*^ 
taught J<^todc^V ... 

A By • the Example "pf the 



A -N S. 6s 

•reilof the Members, %$ the Eye,' 
Hand, and Tongue, minifter 
uiito it 5 ^fo ought it to be in the 
Members of Chrift's Body, when 
one faints, the reft muft relieve it. 
Q. Who is the Head of the 
MvflicalSody^. 
.^.Chrift.: 
Q. ti^hp are the Byes ? 
^. His Preachers. 
Q, Who are the Ears? 
\A Hearers of the Word^ 
' Q^Who are the Ifands^ 
-<^. The Magiftrates. 
Q^,Who are. the Feet* 
:>.TheSubjeas. ^ 

■Q^-What is the tDuty of a 
Treacher \ 

A. To teach with Sincerity. 
Q. What is the CDuty of a 
' Hearer \ 

u^:. To attend with Rieverence. 
-Q^What is the 2)uty (fa 
Mdgiftr^e. 

. A. To rule with Juftice. . 
^(iyt^hdt is the 2)iity of a 
SubieS.. 
- A To obey with Love. 

Q. What are the Sine-ws that 
Mrid t he fe Joints of the Myjli- 
: MS ody together y' , . 

. A. Corripaffion and brotherly 
Love. . . , . 

• XX:What is Compaffm.^, 
^A. A. Suffering with our Chri- 
ftian Brethren 3 or a like feeling' 
of the Heart, as if it happened 
toourlelves; 
. ' Q, What doth it produce ? 

A Diftributing to their NeceC- 
iity3 as Counfel to them that 
erf, Comfort to theiw th^t mourn, 
Enod to^ them that hunger, 



Members of a M^n*« Body 3 for Cloathing to them^ that are na- 
when the :F«)ot.if ofienckdf the kcd, and Harbour to tfiem that 
• o 1 are 



66 



ROMA Ni^S. 



eating of Meats, or QkXhf^^Aatlk 
of Days, chap. xiv. %\. 

Q^WTienare theje Trace fts 
to be put in execution. 

A. Oat of hand. 

A. Becaufe the Time of our 
Salvation draweth near, cibtfjpb 

xiii. II. 

%Whentohele{t<^. 

A. Not till Death. 

^Why\ 

A. Becaufe whether we live 
or die, we live and die to the 
Lord, chap. xiv. 8, 

Q. H(??t' doth St Paul cancluii 
this Epiftle to tb$ Romans? 

A. With two Things. 

Q^ Winch be they \ 

A. With Exhortation and 
Prayer. 

. CL ^at doth be exiorf tj9ef» 
unto. 

A: The reading of the Scjnp- 
" tures, Thankfftiving, and to be- 
ware of falfe Prophets. 

QJ^hy doth he exhort them 
to read the Scriptures. 

A. Becaufe whatfoever is writ- 
ten, is written for their and our 
Inftru£lion,^/b^f>. xv.4, 

"^ 

Ohf. This Epiftle to the Ramans was written, according to Calmf, in the 
5 8th Year of the vulgar ^Sra^ in the City of Corinth^ juft before Pat^s Dc- 
partare dieilce, to carry fome Colledions made there for the Saints at Jeru- 
falem. 

It has obtained the firft Place in the Epiftles, becaufe the City of "Rome 
was then the Lnperium Mundi^ the Refbrt of all the Nations in Uie known 
World. • 

He ftnt it by the Hands of Pbofhe, a Deaconnefs of the Church of Ci»- 
cbrea^ in the Neighbourhood of Corinth. \x was written in Greek hj Ter- 
tfus^ R.tf/*s Amanuenfis, and is accoanted both the mod exalted and mod 
difficult of all PauP^ Epiftles ; infomach that Jeron gives it as his OpinioB, 
that it would require many* Volumes to explain it alone [See Jer. Eptfi. 
.»§ I, cb. 8.] And fome iiav« thought ihas tkelXfiQiltiii ccmuuiied in thia 



are'Harbourlefs, chap. yii. if^ 

Q. Ho^ are tkefe Virtues per- 
fornfd in ust 

A. By Continuance in Prayer. 

Q^Whai Vices are contr^ 
toCompafJi'onV 

^.Hate, Revenge, Arroganpy, 
and Self Love. 

Q. Why muft im not hate ? 

A. Becaufe God hath com- 
manded to love. 

Q. Why mufi nxe not rewng^ ? 

A. Becaufe Revenge i^ the 
Lord's, chap. xiii. i6. 

Q. Why muft 'vte mt be arro- 
gant and hi^h- minded^. 

A. Bccaule we are all of one 
l;ineage» and no Man hath any 
Thing of^.himfelf but what is 
given him of God. 

Q. What is Selfkve. 

, A'ta be wile in our. o^^n 
Conceits. 

Q. "Doth our 2)uty extend only 
to the'. Sody of our Chrijiim 
Srotherl • ^ 

A. No, but to his Mind alfo. 

(l^Bo-jcisthatl 

A. We muft take heed that 
we offend not his Conlcience by 



r\" 



L & b R I KTUIAN s: 6f 

Q. Why to ThafiKfgivhigt Q^tFtatis Hopef '■ ' 

-^. Bccaufc of the Mcity of jf. Anaffurcd Expeftation of 

God Ihewn unto all. filefl&dnefs to come, to which 

Q. Why to beware (ffalji Chrift Jefus bring us, -^ew. 

IProphets'i .( . .. Q^ jy^^ 'whence did Paul 

ji, Becaufc they ra'rfe Divifi- whe this Mpijlle^ 

©mand Opinions in theOhurch; A. Prom Corinth. . 

contrary to thcDoarinc ofChrift, Q. Sow doth it tovthfde^ 

chap. xvi. i<y. J. With Ibmc good 'Exhort^- 

Q. ffhat is bis "J^rayet ? tions, and a Commenflatibn to 

j^. Thar we might be filled fevcralPerfons, cmipcntfpr their 

with all Toy and Peace, that Chriftian,Profcflion. 

tomes by JPaifh, attd with dll A- 

bundance of Hope, 
s . . . 

Epiftle» gave Peter occifion toby, thilt !n (htte bf his Brother PauP% Epi- 
wes ^rt f^me^hingi hetriu he miderftooil^ nvbici thej that Are mjidhle and 
wdeomed^xtrefi mtio ikeit •iOft Dtftru^ion^ - 1 Pet* iii. .» ?• ' * '^ 

y . tit begUis with a Prdtoet to ikt ti^h^ %iS!^, ivierein ihe Aa.thdr is d^«> 
.iip'ibed byliisName, Callinj^^and Emptoy9lelft^and then goes on teUingof . 
his AiFedion towards them,. the Benefit ^of oar Jnftification, the C(ttiCor4 
.^nd Unity he would *h(v^ ^ojug them in Chrifi^ (^r. v 

In all likelihood it was coropofed nt feve^lInterTals of Tim?, and 
.the Apoftle intended to.have finifhed it nt t^ End of the 1 5tb Chapter ji 
but« finding Leifore, he added the other Chapter, having three Times. re» 

Kted' the fame ConcTufiqn and Blefimg jon them al), Ntw the God afPeacf 
, ^itbj^ou all, : Amen./ / , - . \ 

■ I I I I ■ w iiiii ^ g m ■ ' 'I I i_ I ^ til - I - ■!■ » I n' 

The \Pirjfl %ijm of StTAU L the 
Jpdftte to 'thtt R I N T H I A NJ.; 

Qt,/^^"^^, w^* P^^^ '^^^^ *^ ^- ^y Shewing that Chrift i$. 

V. ^.^fit tHsMpiJlletotbe one, and his Religion one j and 

"Cdrinthians ? therefore ought . not to be divi- 

jfAr\ Syria* dcd :* And howfoever y/f»/, '^- 

Q. tVhat ivds the Caufe that polks, and Cephas plant, it is no- 

fnowdhifn to ivrite^. thing except God give the In- 

w^ The Sedls and Divlfions credle, ribwp. xxxvi. 

' ifhat, in his Ablence, .took Root (^Whence then proceeds the 

• in tVie Ch\irch of Corinth. Knoivledge of the Scriptures ? 

Q^What tioeretheyl . A. From the Spirit of Go4, 

' ^. Some held of ^mh fome chap. ii. iz. 

" of u4poU6y and Ibme of Cephas. Q. Who is the Meaffs^ . 

Qt How doth he reprove them ? A. The Preachers, chap. iii. 9. 



6% 



X CO RINTBIANS. 



Q^^w are. they to be^Jlem- 

^. As >liniftcrs of Chrift, 
Stewards of the M yfteries of God, 
and fuch as ftand in his Stead. 

Q^How ought tJoey to deliver 

^.Not in the enticing Speech 
of Manjs Wifdom, but. in' the 
plain Evidence of the Spirit, 

chap ii. 4- 

A. Becaufe the Wildom of the 

. World, before God, is Foolifh- 

nefs, and that which the World 

accounts- FooJifhne&, iaWifdpm 

before God,, chap. Hvs iP 



A- Bv cxcomunicaci^g \he 
Party, chenp. v. 5. 

Q^Sow^ingtoLtwX 

A. fiy chuJSng fome of|^ or o- 
thcr of their Brethrea to fcl: 
Concord between them, without 
Bxpence of Time and funfaes 
Charge, chap. vi. .5. 

Q^ Him fornication ? 

A. By Marriage. To avoid 
JFqmication^ let every Man have 
his .Wife, cbap.vi. 5. 

Q2 fUbsch doth he fnoftcammeni^ 
Marriage or a fingkXifel 

A. The fin'gle Life. 

A.. Bcc^iufe it is moft apt &r 



Q. What is fheirOffencitJ^n^ the Service rf God, by Keaibn 
that jper/wade tbemjeh^ tbof itisficedftom thoft Gam the 
the Gojfpei is not ^xell taitf^ht^ other iaentaniglcd with, cbap.n. 
mkfs it be fet forth mth £- 31, 33. ■.- 
loquence of Speech^, Q^fDot'h he not Uke^ife tax 

A.Thcy make the Crofs of them mfh Idolatry % 
Chrift of no Effcft 5 attribotirig A. Tes 5 wd (tf thinking the 
that unto them which belongs to Miniftcrs a Burthen to the Con- 
die Power of God, chap. i. 1 7.. ' gccgation. 

Q^What are the Inconveni- Q^How'dotb he reprove the 
Bnci^S'ivhich come by Controvert firft\ - * 
fi^ in Religion^. A. Bf fhewing, that althp* 

'^ A. Vice pafleth away unpuni- they fear God in Heart, yet it is 



{hed, and the Congregation is 
fcandalized, chap. v. i, f^c, 

QJVhat are the Vices St Paul 
noterh in the Corinthians ? 

A. Arrogancy,. Inceft. going 
to Law with one another, and 
Fornication. 

Q;^ How 'mould he have ^rro- 
gnncy reclaimed ? 

A* fiy Humility; If an^ Man 
among you feem to be wift in 
this World, let him be a Fool, 
that he may be wife, chap. iii. 

QliHo^jclKeJt^. 



not lawful for them to eat with 
Idolaters. 

A. Becaule in fb doing, .they 
may wound the weak Confidoi- 
ces of others, chap. viii. 11. 12. 

CuHow doth^ he reprove the 
fecondX 

A. By (hewing, that he who 
feedeth the' Flock, i$ worthy .to 
eat of the Milk of the Flock, 
chap. ix. 7. 

Q. Sy whofe Example datb be 
teach them to avoid thefe Enor- 
mities ? 

ji. 



L. CQ RJNTHIAN $,i 



' JL By the. Example of the 
y(?wj> who were ajnbitiousy full 
of Strife, Delpifers of the Pro 
phets, and Profancrs of .holy. 
Things^. cijafi*,x, 
.■ Q. f^ty4K^ th&f taughf to th . 
v(A4 thefe Jioingi ? 
. A. fiecaute their Bodks are 
the Temples of God,<and there- 
fore they ought not to make them 
the Temples of the Devil, by 
iufierinjg.themfelves to be pollu^ 
ted with fuch^hcleanriefejr/b/iy?. 
iii. I. 

• Q^ What is the beft Ground cf 
'lEMficaxion ? ; 

^, tove. ; 
Qi^HonvJoyou prove that ? 

* ^. Beciiufe he that teacheth, 
isilithoVhe fpe^fe with the Tongue 
ot. an Angel, and hath not Love, 
is like ^iXwifXmg CymbAl, chap. 
xiih J.r.He.tbat hath Faith able 
to remove Mountains, and wants 
Love, it is nothing, ver. i. And 
he that giveth all that he hath 
to thcP&or,and iswithoutLove, 
profiteth nothing, ver. 5.. 

Qi* /$ Lope, then neceffary in 
all the Joints of Religion'^ 



6} 



A 



A. In that feme had a car- 
nal Defire to eat, and fame had 
filled themlelves be&re, chap. 
ii. ai. 

Q. What nvas the ^refump^ 
Hon of their Women ? 

A. They took upon them to 
teracb, which *is not allowable, 
chap, xiv; 24, 

^ Q:. What principal T'hings ' 
moas to be objerved umo>i0 the 
Teachers ? * . . 

A. Not to teach to prj^y in k 
ftrange Tongue, by which the 
People could nor be edified, noe 
whereunto they could iky Ainen:^ 
chap. xiv. 2, i(^. 

Q, What is the lafl Error 
Paul confuted in them ? 

J. Their doul^ing of the Re- 
furre£lion. * 

Q. H01V doth he confitte'it ? 

A. By /hewing that Chrift is 
riien, which is the fiift Fruit oF 
them that Ihajl rife, chap. xv. 

Of H01V doth he prove that 
Chrijl is rifen ? 

A. By the Teftimony of the 
Apoftles, and of others that faw 
him 5 but left this might not he 



A* It is : For he that comes to fufficient, he confirms it alio by 
the Lord's Table without I-ove, Rcafon. 



is an unworthy Gueft ; and he 
that prayeth, and is not in Love, 
calleth for Vengeance on- him- 
fclf. 

Q. Wherein did the Corin- 
thians abufe Grayer ? 

A. In.notobfecvingtheCuftom 
of the Time. 

Q^Whafsoasthat^ 

A. To pray bare-headed, ch. 
xi. 4- 

. QJVherein did they abufe the 
Lord'sSitipper? 



%^Ho*vdisth(^t^ • 

A, That unjefs there be a 
]^efurreftion, Faith and Preach- 
ing are both in vain, chap* xv. 
14. 

Q. Honio doth Paul cpnclude 
thisEpiftle^ * 

A. With an Exhortation for 
the Relief of the Poqr, direfting 
a charitable Colleftion Tor the 
Chriftians in Neceflityj to be 
done by laying a-part a Propor- 
tion the firft Day of each Week, 

ac« 



yo a CO njNrniJxs. 

according to every Man's Abi- ticular Salutations ' to fevfiral 
lity *, and then gives his par- t'riends. 

* Hence we learn, that not <mly the richer ibrt are concerned in the Dntjr 
of Charity, bat all Chriftians in their feveral Degrees (tho* fronr thofe ttf 
whom much is given much is required) muft, according to St PtaiPt Di* 
feftions, lay up in Store as God hath profpered them ; and fo,4n 2 Cor, unU 
it^ the Meafure of Charity is proportionedp accotdtfig to that a. Man hatbm 
And in i Pet. iv 1 1 . the Ability ^hich God givetk. So diat a pour Man^ 
' when he feeth another in greater Wan$ than himfidf at foch a Time, either 
in refp £t to the Sufferings of the Body or Goods, in foch Cafe Chriftiaa 
Coropafilon, and the giving AfTiftance, is the poor Man*s Duty, and wiB 
procure his Reward from him whofe Provid)ence rulech over aU. 

bt/. This celebrated City (Corintb) was the Capital of Acbaim, feated 
im the Ifthmus which feparates the Peloponnefus fttm^ Attica^ the laft peo* 
pled and wealchieft in all Greece^ lying between two Seas, which drew thi« 
ther thjB Trade of both the Eaft and Weilern Parts of the World. 

' The Corinthians f as well as all other Greeis, pretended to Philofcphy, 
Folitenefs of Learning^ &r. neverthelefs its Riches produced Pride» Often* 
lation, 'S'ScamvL^Yt and all Manner of Vices in its Inhabitants, particularly 
the abominable Worfhip of t]^e GoddeTs Venus„ and the publick PhiftitutioH 
x^r thofe who' were devoted to her. Such was the Condition oC Corhtth 
when Paul arrived there w^th the Gofpd of Chrift, A. A 5 a, and thofe ^ 
the- Moniiacs he had .afterwards to encounter with. 



Tke Second Epijk of St "PA UL the' 

j^po/ile to the COlkmmiAJ^S. 

Q. T^Rom 'whence ^as the Ser A. Three. 

^ coni Epiftle to the Co Q. Which are th^ ? 

rinthians ivritten ? A. The Canfe why be ^tit^ 

A. From ThiUpfif a City in the Perfons whom he toucheth, 

Macedonia. and- the* Matter \idiereof be 

Q^Sbw doth it begins treateth. 

A. "W itU an- Encouragement Q, fP9^^ ^a$ the Cottfe if his 

^ainft Affliftipns, by the Com- Writing^ 

torts ufually adtt^iniftred to Chri- A. The inflexible Nature of 

ftians under their Sufierings, pro- fome, that> notwithftanding his 

pounding his own Experience, former Perfuafions, ftill delpifed 

and a^wuig his Sincerity in bis Authority. 

Preaching among them. Q. Who are the Perfons ? 

Q^ U'ljat are the principal A. The falfe Teachera, Iiim- 

QircumJta'fKcs to be co}iJidere^l . ftlf, and the Corinthians, 



11. CO RINZH lANS. 



n: 



^mat is the Matter ? Q^How? ' 

^^ Confutatioft of l^s D^trfic- > ^. In that pekhcr ImpriibiK 

ie#s '^ & ^on&ii^tioi^ ^ U^ c^nt, Stripes, Watching, Falt- 

own Do£frine. ing, Stoning, Danger by Sea, nor 

Q. Ho^ doth heconfufe his Djxngct by LancC could terrify 

^traElers? . _ _ him from his proceeding in hB| 



A. By proving them Teachers, 
not for Love, but to fill their 
t)wn Bellies 5 and that they were 
Boafter^ of other Mens Labours, 
-chap. X. i^. and xi» 20. 

(yiiow doth he confirm lis 
WJorTtDoElrine ? 

J. Three Ways. 

Q^Howiitbat^ 

Ji Pirft, in jefpeft of the 
Ground thereof which is Cbrift 
Jefus, chap. iv» 5. Secondly, la 
fcfpeft Qt the Fruit which it had* 
brought forth in them, which 
Vas F^Jth, Patience, and Love, 
€hap: viii. 7. and ix. z. Thirdljr,. 
Inr.eft)?^ of his own OMiftah- 
cy, wndni the Perftcutioo of the 
WorJd had fealed the true Mi- 
niftefdfGod. 



Calling, cbaf. vi, 4. and xi; 24. 
to 30. '^ 

Of What happened upon the 
divine j(ievelations he had at^ 
this Tim to keep him hum- 
ble? 

ji. Great Temptation, caUe4 
a Thorn in the Fleih, and a Mefr 
lender of Satan to bu&t him ; 
which, upon his Prayer, he wai^ 
aififted 2igdinSiy chap* xii. 

Q. How.doth he conclude ? - * 

A. With tbreatning to be fe- 
vere asainft incorrigible Ofi&iH 
ders; he encourageth them to 
try their Faiths prays for the In- 
creafe of their Strength and*Lovc» 
and lo pronounceui a Bleifing 
upon them. 



.Oi/ The firft EjpMHc of St Paul to tixe OnV/W^*/ having wrought good 
lDi(pe^ion6, with hearty Sorrow and SubmifTion towards him, as informed 
by Titus, whonahe met at Macedonia , chap, vv J, 6. from whence he thought 
proper to write this fecond Epiftle, applying to them with much Art and 
iMgcHiotM tnfinaatioft, he both commands and threatens with great AfFec- 
tkm for theti* eternal Salvation : He encouraged them in Trouble from ar' 
Confideratkm of hit' own Deliverance; and gives them an Account of his 
I>elay in<!oiMligto th^m. He vindicates the Gofpel Miniftry in genera!,' 
as prdepable to the Law of Moffs ; repeating his Exhortation not to hearkenr 
to hi» Oppofers, the falfe Apoftles, who obftrufted the good Effects of hii 
Doctrine, and obliged him to give fome Account of his own Zeal in pro-^ 
moting the Goffi^l, and of his Labours and Sotferings for it, with the Fa- 
voura he had of besHg wrapt up into the Third Heaven, where he had if 
Glimpfe of the joys above ; concluding with a folemn Charge, that thejr 
check alb Diviiions, and prefervc Unity and Peace among themfelvcs, and 
then the God of Love and Peace would be with them ; giving them that 
folemn fieii^iaion. The Grace, or Favour, $f our Lord Jefus Chrifi, the 
meritorious Caufif of our Redemption, and the Lo*ve of God the Fatherland 
tht Cfjmmuvion or Fellow/hip,or the partaking of the Gifts and San^ification* 
9f(kk Hgfy^Ghft, be wthywail. 

The 



7» 



The Epiftle of Si 'PAUL the j^fiU 
to the G A L A T I A N S. 



Qj VflHat Kvas the Caufe of 
^^ Paul'i wrimg to the 
Galarians? 

^. Their declining from that 
ivhicb he had taught them* 

Qi What 'was thatf 

Jl. Faith in Chrift Jefus. 

Qj^ Ilfyw declined they frpm 
Faith f 

A. In thinking to be juflified 
by the Works of the Law. 

Q- How doth he reprove 
them? 

A. By ihewing, that as many 
as are Workers of the Law, arc 
under the Curie, chap, iii. i o. 

Qi Hex are they delivered 
from this Curfe ? 

A, Chrift hath redeemed us, 
liy being made a Curie for U3, 
^hapVn: 13. 

Q. TVhat doth be then cmtor 
feltbcmtodo? 



A. To forfakc the beggarly 
Traditions of the Law ; as Cir- 
cumcifion and the Ob(ervation of 
Days and l^vme^cbap. vr. 9, io» 

Q^ What was theReafw ? 

A. Becaoie nddier Cucamci- 
fion nor LlncircamdfioA avail 
any Thing, but a new Creature^ 
chap* V. 1 5. 

Q:, What is underfiood by 4 
new Creature^ 

A. One regenerated by Faidi, 
as being dead to Sinand rifea a- 
gain thro'-Cbrift, to Newne& of 
Life, chap, ii. 1 9, 26. 

Q:, Haw are we hwwn to be 
regenerated ? 

^. If we bring feidi die Fmita 
of the Spirit. 

Q^^What are tie Fruits of the 
Spirit ? 

A. AUkiod of Chriftian Vir- 
tue; as Lo?c, Joy, Peace, Long- 



Obf. Galatia was a Province of Jfia Minor, where Pami had preached 
^ Gofpely JSfs xviii. 23. and diis Epiftlc to the G^latums was wrote on 
the following Occafion : Paul having heard that certain fidfe Bredocn had^ 
fince his Departure, taught the Neoe^ky of obfenmig (he Law of Af^i» 
and had vilified his PerfoDy under a Pretence that he was not converianC 
with Chrift upon Earth, bat received his DoArine horn ocherfe; the better 
to gaiouponthatibrt of People he declares in cbaf. i. to ver 16 of cbap. if« 
tha^ akho* he was notconvarted till after Chrift*s Aicenfion, yet iw learned 
not his Dodrine from any of the Apoftles, but received it iioni immediate 
AevelatloD from Heaven. [See Ads zzvi. 1 5, 16.] And, to iUoftratc his 
Dikourfe, takes Notice of AbrahaiiC% two Sons, vi%. I/bmael hf Hagar^ a 
Bond-maid. Gen. xviii. 1 6. and Ifaac^ by Sarah a Free womani Gtn, xxi. 
I, 2, 3. the one being bora by natur^ Generation^ tbe other \^ virtue of 
God's Prooiife ; when, by rcaibn of Agp, hin Parents were inci4)ahle of 
bcgetring Children after the ufoal natural CouHe : and fays, thefc two were 
-- ^ " , or Similitude, reprcfeniicg the two Covenants; thetomcr of 

tU 



fuftring, Gcntlencfs, Goodnefs, der, e?^. Againft Temperance, 

FaithJM[eekne6,Tcniperancc,eftf as Gluttony, Drunkcnncls, iSc^ 

cbaf.y. 1 2, Q. ^hatfoall become qftbem 

Q. Is there no Zanv againft that delight in thefe Works of 

them that live in this Eftate ? ipe Fkf? 

A. There is none that hath A. They fhall not inherit th4 

any Condemning Power over Kingdom of God. 

them. Q. Where ^^as Paul njohen he 

Q. What are the Fruits of the nvrote this Efijlle^ and bow doth 

Vkjb ? ^ , it endl 

jL Lull: againft Chaftityj as A. At Rome ^ and it is con* 

Adultery, Uncleanncfs : Againfl;, eluded with a Declaration of 

Religion, as Idolatry, Witchcraft: what Glory he had in fufltring 

Agamft Charity, as Envy, Mur- for Chrift. 

die Iaw, delivered from Mount Sinai, figtiified by Hagar t the latter is the 
Covenant eftabliihed by Chrift, and reprefentedby ^^r^/^. f^^^ Heb. xfi. 25.] 
Noillr we who believe in Chrift are the Children of the PromiTe, free from 
the Yoke of the Law, chap. v. t. for that Faith in Chrift will fave, provi- 
ded It be after the Gofpel Pifpenfation, #'. e. joined with a holy fpiritual 
lifer not neglecting the holy Duties of Chriftianity. 



The Bpifile of St T AU L the jipofile 
/d? //&<? E P H E S I A N S. ' ' 

Q. VfTliat 'xere thefe'E'^^- Doftrine was mingled with the 
'^^ ans that St Paul wr#- ^ Cockle and Weeds of falfc 
tethuntef Teachers. 

A. Inhabitants of the City of. Q^ Infuch a needful Sufinefs 
loniat in Afia Minor. wohy did he not rather go than 

Q^ Who converted them to tvrite\ 
Chriftiamty f A. Becaufc he was a Prifoner 

^. St y^^///, about twelve^ears Bt Rome. 
after the Relurreaion of our Sa- Q;. IP'hat Method doth he vje 
viour, ABs xix. in coff/rmitig the Ephefians in 

CL. What was the Eftate cf the Faith ivhich he had before 
/ibfi- Ephefians w*^'«' Paul wm taught them ^ 
unto them ?* A. Firft he tfetTi an Admo- 

• A. As it is of all thofe a- nition, then a Prayer, and laft of 
mongft whom God's Wrath hath all an Exhortation. 
been fown. • Q:, Ofischat doxh he admonip 

Q. How is that ? them ? 

A. The good Seed of^PauFs A. Of three -Things. 



n 



K Q^ 



74 ETHESIAHS. 

Q. Which be they ? J. For three Things. 

J. ift^ He flicw8 that Acv Q. ff^hicb be they ? 
were jwcedcftinated to the Cal- A. Firft, for the Stren^h of 
ItngofChriftiansbeforetheFoun- his Holy SDirit, chap. iii. i^. 
dation of the Worlds and there- Secondly, that he would ^vc 
fore there was nothbg had bap- them a fiuthfui Heart, chap. iii. 
penedtothetnbyChance,^J&^i(p. L 17. Aad thirdly, to endue them 
4, ti. %dtyi He puts them in with unfeigned Charity, 
mind, that die Ground of their Q^ Ifroo manifold is bis Bx-' 
Faith is Chriftjefus, to whom ^'fl^r^riWf 
all Power both in Heaven and J. Twofold, goieral and par* 
Earth was given; and therefore ticular. 
they needed not to ftand doubt- Q. JFjSap is his general JBx- 
ful of their Reward, chap. i. 20, hortatitm ? ^ 
to 2 3 . ^dly^ He records in what A. Certain Obfervations com** 
Eftate they were before they poion to all Men to walk worth]f 
were called. in their Calling, chap. iv. z. 

Q. What was that ? Q^ What is their Catting^ 

A. That they were under the j|?Chriftianity. 
Power of Satan, and dead thro* (^ What is the End thereqft 
Sin ; and therefore being now A. Eternal life. 
auickened by the Spirit of Chrift, CL Who hath called us tbere^ 
the farther they were off from unto ? 

Grace, the greater Debtors they A. God the Father, by his Soo 
were now for the fame, chap. ii. Chrift Jefus, chap. iii. 11. 
4, 5. 'Then he bids them ndt Q. Sy what Means ? 
faint becaufc of the Pcrfccution A. Firft, by outward Means, 
which they faw was laid upon as by Affliflions and Perfecu- 
him. tibns. And fecondly, by inward 

Qj, What Reafonjhewshefor Means, as hy the working of 
that f God's Word in our Hearts* and 

A. Becaufe it wa? their Glory, the wholfopae Admonitions of hia 
thap. iii. 13. Holy Spirit, chap. iv. 10. 

Q^ In what refpeB could his Q^ How may we walk wo/v 
TerfeQution be their Ghry^. thy of our Vocatim \ 

A. In this, that feeing him A. If we avoid Lying, Angerf 
conftantly endure Imprifonment Theft, filthy fpeaking, and eni? 
and Death for the Truth of the bi^ace Humility, Mecknefs, Pa» 
tiofpel which he had preached tience, Charity, and Unity 'of 
unto them, th^y might aflure Spirit, rjb.iv.2, ;.and 25. to 31. 
themfelves his DoSrihe was the QJWhat is HumilityT 
' Vy^ord of God, and no Tradition .A^ot to prefer ourfelves bc^ 
of Man. I fore others, nor to defile others 

Qi For what doth he fray to in refpeft of ourfelves. 
Qod for theml Q. What is Meeht^sf 

*ALm 



E'P B E S lA N S. 



75 



A. Mot to be cafily moved to 
Anger. , 

Q. Is it not lawful then to he 
angry ani not fii? 

A. If we bridle our Fury, that 
We break not forth into any 
wicked and unlawful Thoughts, 
Words, or Deeds. 

Q^WhatisQ^atienc6^ 

A. A quiet dicefting of Wrong, 
and leaving the Revenge to 
God* 
' Q. IVbat is Cbarity) 

A. A Q)mpunftion of Heart, 
whereby one Chriftian is incited 
to help and fuccour another.' 

Q. What call ym the Unity of 
the Spirit f, 

A. An Agreement together of 
God's People in true Faith and 
Doflrine, without Seft or Dif- 
fention. 

Q. Why ought tve to walk in 
Unity <d[ Spirit r 

A. Becaule God, who hath 
created us, Chrift, who hath 
redeemed us,andtheHo}yGhoft, 
who hath fanflified us, is but 
one $ and the Means whereby 
we are favcd, one, that is to {zy^ 
Faith ^ and therefore, M^e ought 
to agree together in Mind, as 
Children of one Father, or as 
Heirs, ordained all for one happy 
Inheritance, chap. iv. 4, 5,5". 

Q. Having declared what the 
Virtues are which J*/ Paul would 
have us follow^ rehearfe the^ 
Vices he would have us avoid ? 

A. Lying, (as I faid before) 
Theft, Anger, filthy Speaking, 
and (out of the fifth Chapter) 
Coyetoufnefs, Fornication, Drun- 
kennefs, falfc Doftrine, foolilh 
and idle Jcfting, 



(^WhatisaZie^ 

A. A counterfeit and falfe De- 
claration of the Thought and. 
Mind, as when we ipeak one 
thing and think another, 

Q^Whatisl'heft? 

A. Not only to fteal with the 
Ifand, but all Manner of Deceit 
and unlawfuLGain. 

Q. What is An§ert 

A. A Defire of Revenge for 
{bme Wrong done unto us, or 
unto them whom we love, 

<l^Of how many forts is it \ 

^. Of two. 

Q. What are they ? 

A,. Natural and diabolical. 

Q. What call you natural 
Anger f \ 

A. The Anger that is in ^ 
'Magiftrate towards the Subjeft, 
a Father towards bis Child, o» 
a Mafter towards his Servant or 
Scholar, for the due Corre^ion 
offuchVicesas they perceive in 
them to the DiflionouroCGod. 

Q. What is diabolical Anger * 

^. So to be incens'd as ta 
wilh DeftruSion to any one* 

Q, Wherein confifleth filthy 
Communication ? 

A. InSwearingt'Curfing, Blaf- 
pheming,. immodcft Words, and 
idle Jeftmg. 

Q;^ How mujl Chriftians then 
frame their daily Conference ? 

A. In fuch fort, as h may be 
to the Edification of one ano- 
ther, fpeaking unto themlelves in 
Pfalms, Hymns, and fpiritual 
Songs, and giving Thanks to God 
for all Things, c^tf^. y. 19, 20. 

(l^What is Covetoufnefs f 

A, A Greedine(s of Gain^ 
without Regard to their owa 



7^ ETHESIANS. 

KcceflitieS) or the NcccfBty of A. Not only to &ed aiiddoath 

others. them, bat to brbg them up in 

Q;^ JTi^at is Formation ? tbc Fear of the Lord» cb. vi. 4. 

Jl. A pollutiDg of the Soul QJThat is the 2)uty of Cbil- 

with the Luft of the Body. dren towards their Barents ? 

(XJf^hat is 2)rwikenrjef5? A. To honour and obey diem 

A* A confounding of Kcsdbn with bodily Reverence, and widi 

and the Senfes with unmoderate the unfeigi^Lore of the Heart, 

I)rinking, ver. z. 

QJFbat isfalfe 2)o£lrine f Q^ IFhat^ is the 2)uty of Mt- 

A. Any thing that is taught ^ers to their Servants? 

contrary to the Truth of God's J. Not to defraud them of 

Word. their Due» nor to ule Cruelty to- 

Q^ Uo^jo are th^faid to lead ward them, remembering that 

their Lives that Might in any diey themlelves have alio a Ma-i 



cf thefe Abufes ? 

A. Improvidently. ^ 

A. Ikcaufe they negleS the 
"Will of God, to follow their 
own Ways. 

Q*^ Ko^ are they f aid to lead 
their Lives that abhor tiem ? 

A' Circumfpedlly. 
' QJVhyl ' 
. A. Becaufe they prefer the 
Will of 'God before their own 
Imagination, chap, v. 15, 17 



fter<in Heaven, ver. 9. 
^Wbat is the Duty of Ser- 

vanrs to their Majiers ? 

A. To obey and labour for 
them in Singlenefs of Heart, and 
not with Eye-icrvice, ver. 6. 

Q^Howisihat? 

A. To do all Things (whether 
their Matter be abCent or prefcntj 
as if God beheld them. 

Q^tlrjo doth St Paul ^ijb the 
Ephefians, and in them us^ to 
arm .ourfehes for the accom- 



Q^ irhat is PauVs particular fUJbi^ of ihe/e^ and aU other 



Exhortation in this Epifik ? 

A. The Duty of Husbands and 
Wives, Pareitts and Children, 
Matters and Servants. 

QJVhatistheDutyofHuf' 
lands towards their Wives ? 

A. To love them, as Chrift 
loved the Church, who gave' his 
Lif(? for it, v^r. 25. 

(XjVhat is the Duty cf Wives 
tonvards their Husbands ? 

A. Tofubmit themfelves unto 
theirHusbands aa*ihto the Lord, 
ver. 22. 

QJFhat is the Duty of "Pa- 
Tents towards their Children^ 



Duties? 

A. Firft, to gird them with the 
Girdle of Truth. Secondly, to 
put on the Brcaft-plate of Righ- 
teoufnefs. Thirdly, tobefhod 
with the Shoes of the Prepara- 
tion of the Gofpel of Peace. 
Fourthly, to take the Shield of 
Faith. Fifthly, the Helmet of 
Salvation. . And, Sixthly, the 
Sword of the Spirit, v, 14. to 1 7. 

Q^ What is underftood by the 
Girdle vf Truths 

A. A binding of ourfelvcs to 
the Obfervation of the Word of 
God. 

a 



BTHESIANS. yf 

Ct. If^haf hy the Sreaft-plare to prot^ and cover us ftom thip 
of Ri^hteoufnef^ ? Darts of the World, the Flelh, 

J, A good Confcience, or In- arid the rk\\\. • .- 

noccnceofLiic. Q: What hy the Helmet of 

Cl^ What by the Shoes cf Sahation^. 
Veace ? , A. The Strength and Power of 

A, Friendly and quiet Con^ Chrift, being for our SakesVan- 
verlation. quiiher of Hell> Death, and 

Q^ What by the Shield of Sin. 
Faith t , Q^What by the S<wori oj the 

A. The Righteoufncfs of Spirit "^ 
Girift, able, like a bi-ai^en Shield, * A. The Word of the everliving . 

Ohf. ^phefus wjjs 8 noted City of lonia^ and. Head of the Proconfalar 
Ajia^ or the Weilern Part of th« Lefer Afia, efleemed by the Heathens iby 
the famous Temple oiDiana^ one of the feven Wonders of the World, the 
Length^whereof was 425 Feet, the Breach of it 220, fupportcd by 127 
Pillars made by fo many Kings : It was 200 Years in building, at the £x* 
pence pf all the Provinces of tifia. 

The Efhtfians were very much addided to curious^rts, to Magick, Sor- 
cery, and j idicial Aftrology, infomuch that the Epheftan Charadters or Let- 
Xexjt Ephijia Grammata^ grew tb be a proverbial BxpreiTion for Magick 
Characters. • - . . 

The Apoftle tells the converted to the Lord of their glorious Privilege of 
being admitted ChriHians ; and tho' they were moft oi them' GentiJeif^ yet 
they were of God's Hujfhold, and had the fame Privilege as the beiievii^ 
yenvs themfelves, according to God's Parpofe from the Foundation of the 
World J that they were faved by the Grace and Mercy of God in Jefus 
Chrift, and not by the Works of the Law : And this Dodribe of the Cal- ' 
ling and Salvation of die Gentiles by Chrift, he tells them God had parti* 
cularly revealed to him ; prefiing them to live up to their Calling, by loving 
one another, and doing their Duty, every one in his proper Station ; con- 
cludingi^ that if they would (land faft in their Chriftian Coude againft all 
Temptations, their Armour muft be Truth, Righteoufnefs, Peaceablene(s, 
Faith, Hope, the Holy Word of God, and devout Prayer: . 

AquHa and Pri/dlla^ with whom Paul had lodged at Corinth^ came with 
him to £f he/us, and made fome Stay there: [^^^ Adls xviii. 2, 3, iS.l 
^ohn the Evangelift paiTed a great Part of his Life, and died there : And 
xho' Timothy i Paul's Difciple, was made firft fiifliop at Bphefushy the Apoftle, 
with the Impoiition of Hands [See Tim. iv. 14. awl % Ttm.i. 6.] neverchelefs 
it was no Hindrance to the.Reiidence of ^i^i^^r the Evangelift in that City \ 
where he performed the Fundion of an Apoftle, and infpeded the whole 
Province for many Years. And, if we may credit the Fathers of the Coun- 
cil of Epbffusj the Virgin M&ry died and was buried in this City, where they 
Hie wed her Tomb, and dedicated their Cathedral Church to her Memdry, 
{See Concil. 1. 3. p. 574.. and p. 1525 J and^ fays the learned Calmet^ we 

/ are 



Oo3> wkicli^as a Sword, we muft Utyreqtdred in Urn that is that 
draw, forth to defend ourielves, artnei^. 
and o&nd our f]^itual fine- ^.Prayer and ccmtinual Watch- 
mies. fulneis. 

Q^Wbat is tffe /pedal Q^ 

mre affiired, that Marf Magdalnn came to thisCityi and died there in Peace. 
Dia. Tit. Efbefyi. 



The ^IJiVe of St TAUL the j^Jile 
/d> //&^ P H I L I P P I A N S. 

Q. T^Hat were the Philip- Q^^ In what Manner doth be 
^^ piam f wfray to God for them ? 



^. ExUcs of 5PMf/)/)i, a City 
in Macedonia^ where \Paul had 
planted the Gofpel. 

Q. What moved him to write 
unto them ?' 

A. Two Things: i/?, The 
general Gtre he had for all the 
People of God. idfyy That he 
ttiightihew hid Thankfulnels to 
the Vhitifpians. • 

Q^Fofwhat? 

wJ For fending him Relief af- 
ter they knew he was Prifoner in 
Rome. 

QiSy whom did they fend 
himkeliefr 

A. By Epaphrodituii a Pro- 
fcflbr ot the Gofpel. 

Q. Ifcw did he Jhew his 
> T'hankfulnefs toward them ? " 

A. Firft, in praifing God for 
fhtniy and then in praying uiito 
God forthcm. 

Qi. Uow doth he praife God 
fort hem ^, 

A. In that it had pleafed him 
torecivc them into the Fellow- 
fliip of the Gofpel, chap* i. 5. 



A. Three Manner of Ways : 
ijt\ That God, who had begun 
this good Work in them, would 
continue it until theDay of Chrift 
Jcfus,^^n 8. zdly^ That they 
niight be able, thro' his Grace^ 
to difcern true Doftrine from 
falfc,«r..io. 3%, That they 
niight abound in Love and the 
Works of Rightcoufnds, wr. 1 1, 

Q. How doth he' encourage 
thenh, kfi his Imprifonmenp 
Jhould make them faint > 

^. Three different Ways: r/?. 
In refpcft of others, zdly^ Of 
himfeit. zdly; By the Example 
ofChrift. 

Q. How in refpeB of others \ 

A. That as others, ih birhold- 
ing hisCoriflrancy, were boldend^ 
and did more frankly profeii 
Chrift, fo he hoped tliey would 
do, «;^r..i4.. 

(^ How in refpeB to himfelf\ 

A. That as he knew Chrift 
flioutd be magnified in his Body, 
whether he lived or died 5 fo he 
doubted not but that they would 

be 



be of th6 fame Mind^ v&r. io« jiift» and of good Report^ diat to 
Q^ H(no hy the Exampk of toUow^ chap iv. 8. 

Cbrid t Q. ^ib^^ dotb be bid us ie^- 

A. That as Chrift being God vaare off ^ , 

became Man 3 beinflfree,l£came A. Falfe Teachers. 

bound 5 bemg Lord a[nd Mafter Q^What Names dotb be give 

of all, became a Servant to all 5 mto falje Teachers nxibereby to 



md iotoyxt Sakes was content to 
fu&r all Reproach and Tyranny, 
yea Death itlelf j fo we for his 
Sake fhould not refufe to do the 
hhci chap. II. 5, to XI. 

Q^What Reafon dotb be ah 
. iedge tbe better to- ferfuade us 
thereunto ? 

AL A twofold Reafon. . 

Q. What is that ? 

^. ijly As touching the Re- 
ward of our Perfecutor8«> 2 J/y, 
>T^e Reward of us that are per- 
iecuted. 

Q. What doth be fay fiallb'e 
tbe Renuardofour Verfecutors ? 

A. Perdition. 
♦ Q. What of us that are per- 
fecuted? ' • 

J. Salvation, chap, u 28. 

Q. Ho^jo doth he conclude tbefe 
Circumftances ? 

' A. With a Neceffity to fufifer 
with Chrift, if we will be thought 
to believe in Chrift, ver. 20. 

Q. What dotb PsLul exhort us 
unto in this Epiftle ? 

A. Concord,Meekneisof Mindf 
and godly Converfation. 

Q^JhtjO'toConfiordX 

A. That we be of one Judg- 
jment in Religion, chap.i'u i. 

ii^How toMeekfJifsqfAIind^ 

A Thatnothingbe done thro* 



know them. 

J. He calleth them Dogs, 

Evil-Wdrkers, Cozeners, Belly* 

;ods. Enemies to the Crofsof 

hrift, and Minders of earthly 

Things, chap, iii. 18, 19. 

' Q:^And wherefore dotb be calk 
ibem2)ogs? 

A, fiecaufe, like Dogs, they 
bark againft the Gofpel. 

Q. Why Evil-workers? 

A. Bccaufc in the Harveft of 
the Lord, they fcek not his Glo- 
ry, but their own Commodity* 

Q^ Why Cozeners ? 

A, jBecaide* they teach that 
Circumcifion and the Works of 
the Law are nece£fary to Salva- 
tion. 

Q.mySelly'godsI 

A. Bccaufe they fought rathef 
after their own Eafc and P)ca- 
fure, than the fpiritual Good of 
God's People 

Qs Why Enemies to the Crofs 
of Chriftt 

A. Becaufe they are Chrifti- 
ans in Name ordy, and not in 
Peed. 

Q. Wl^ Minders of earthly 
.7'hiftgs^ 

A. Bccaufc their chicfeft Care 
was to be rich, and to rife to 
Promotion. • ., 

Q, How rfor/bPaul make know$r 



vain Glory, but every Man to e- 

fteenoi others better than himfelf the true Minifler of God? 

Q, HowtogodlyConverJation^. A By five efpecial Nptes. 

^^ That whatfoever is true, Q^Whicb ie tb^y ? 



Jt. 



8o 



CO LO S S lANS. 



A. i/,Hcfakhthejrhnldita 
Glory to die for the Confinnati-. 
on of their Dilcipks Faith, cb. ii. 
17. ad/y, They put iioG>nfi-' 
.dfence in earthly Things, cb. iii. 
^ifyy They do efttera all Things 
liols, and as .very Dung, for the 
excellent Knowledge of Chriflr, 
chap* ixu 8. ^bly^ They preach 
the Righteoylneis of Cbrift, and 
not Men's Works, Wr. 9. 5/*/f, 
Their Convctfation is in Hea- 
ven, from whence they expeft 
Chrift 5 by whofe Coming they 
hope to be made immortal, chap. 
iii. to ver.'ai. 

Qi What is it to have our Con 
verfation in Heaven ? 

4, To live like Saintson Earth. 



Q^Tbafvoe m^tea^k to cfo^ 
fOi what is required qfust 

A. Three Things. 

Q. Which be they ? 

A. Faith towards God, Tjovt 
towards our Neighbour, and So* 
briery towards ourielves. 

Q. What ^romife doth, the 
Jpofik makS the Philippians, c^ 
pon the Account cf the Vrefent 
they made him ? 

A. That God would fujpply 
all their Wants, n<A in reined 
to his own Want, (becaufe be had 
learned in all Conditions to be 
content) but becaufe it teflffied 
their Fruitfulneis under the Go- 
fpel, giving the Glory to God ^ 
and fo concludes the £piftle. 



Obf. Philtppi was a City of Macedonia^ and a Roman Colony. [Se^ 
A£ts xvi. 1 2y I j» &c.] I( 18 to be obierved, that the pardcular Oefign q( 
this Epiftle apjpears.to be the fame with ^le former to the Epbefians^ ^uhe* 
to keep them fiedfaft in the true Faith, that they might not be frighted out 
of their holy Profefllon by Perfecations, ifc, Thde People were alwa)i^ 
full of Acknowledgment for the Grace of God thro' the Miniftry of Paul^ 
and had often aflilled him on feveral Occafions. They fent him Money 
while he%as at Acbaia} and now hearing of his Imprifonment at Rauu^ 
renewed their Collcflion, and fent it by the Hands of Efapbrodihu^ their 
fiiihop, who' fell fick, and was like to die at Rome^hy the great Fadgue he 
underwent wbilb he attended the Apoftle ; bat being fo wdi recovered as 
10 be able to fet out on his Journey home to Philippic Paul wrote and fent 
this £piftle hy him, in which- he kindly acknowledges their Refpedb for 
him and for the Gofpel : He propounds iiimfelf as a Pattern for their bni* 
tacion, promoting Unity and a true heavenly Con verfation ; and then ex« 
preiTes his Satisfaction in their Charity towards him ; and fo condodes. 



the Epijile 0} St T^UL the j^pofile 
iothe COLOSSIANS. 



Q. T^H^tuoerPtheCo\oGL'Am ? 
^^ A. A Pc^)p!e dvicUing 
in CchfSy a (>ity of 'Pbrygia^ 
whom ^Paul faluted in the Name 
of Chrift. • ' . 



Q. After his Salutation what 
did hc'f ' 

A. Give GodThanksfor them,, 
becaufe of their Faith in Chrift 
Jcfus. • 

a- 



CO LO $S lANS^ 



St 



Qi ttow doth he firengthen 
that Faith ^. 

A. Firft by Prayer, and then 
by Exhortation, 

Q. For what doth he pray ? 

^. Firft, that they may be fil- 
led with the Knowledge of the 
WiUbFGDd, inallWifdomand 
jpiritual IJnderftanding, chap. 

Q. ff^hat is the It^ijdom he 
frayed for ^ 

' ^.TheKnowledge that makes 
Kkn.wife unto Salvation. 

Q:. "Proceed : What is the fez 
cmd ? 

^. Secondly, he ^rayeth that 
they may walk worthy of the 
Lord, ver. lo. 

Qt I/ow is that ? 

A. To the Honour of God, 
and Profit of others. 

Q: What is the third Thing t 

A* 'that they may be ftnitful 
in all good Works. 

Q. What call you good Works t 

A. TheTcftimony of a lively 
JE^aith, fet forth by the Deeds of 
Mercy. 

Q. What is the fourth T'hin^X 

A. That they may increaiie m 
the Knowledge of God. 
' Q- How Jball they ifjcreafe ? 

A. By the Dew of God*s Mer- 
cy, and the Sumftiine of Righ- 
tedufnefs. 

Q. What is the fifth "thim^ 

A. That they may be lUengm- 

ened with the glorious Power of 

Chrift, to endure with Patience 

and Joy the Afflifliond of fhis 

Life, ver.ii. 

Qi. What is thefixAth thingX 

At That they may be always 
thankful unto God. 



Q;, !Doth hejhe^e any Reafon 
why they ought to be thankful^ 

A.Yc$: 1/?, In that God-hath 
made them meet to be Partakers 
of the Inheritance of Saints^ 
And, zdly^ in that he had deli* 
vered them from the Power of 
Darknefs, and brought them in- 
to theKingdoni of Light,V.il,i 3* 

Q. Sy whofe Means ? 

A. By Chrift their Redeemer, 
the Image of the invifiWe God, 
the Head of the Chufcln the 
Firft-bom of the Dead, and the 
t^eace^aker between God and 
Man. 

Q;^ What doth he exhort then^ 
unto ? 

A. To cleave unto none but 
unto this Chrift, becaufe in him 
only they ftiall be CotnjJeat and 
perfefl-, chap. ii. 

Q. Where mufi ivefeik him ? 

A, In Heave,n, feting our Af- 
feflionsonThingsthat 'are above, 
and not on Things that are oil 
Earth, chap. iii. a/ 

(X^ When are our AffeUions 
fet on livings that are aiovei 

A. When we live after th« 
good Motions of the Spirir.k 

Q. l^hen upon Things that are 
upon the Earth ? 

A, When we live afteif the t>t^ 
fires of the Flefh. 

Q. Shew me a 2)iffercnre be^ 
tween the Spirit and the Fkjb ? 

A. The Flelh laith, rather 
fteal than fufl&r Want j the Spi* 
rit faith, thou ftialt not covet a- 
nother Man's Goods t The Flefh 
faitht reven$;e where thou haft 
taken Wrongs the Spirit faith, 
forgive as Chrift hath forgiven, 
ver. 13. 

L Q, 



Si t. thessaLonians. 

Q^When dotb the Spiriffall Q^Sm is tbelimkfi fdbi 

upon us i redeemed^. 

A. In B«.ptif0i. A, By ifendtng it tfiore vir- 

^ Hum m0(jf 'we grieve the tuoufly than heretoioce wc bay« 

Spirit ? done ^ as, if we liavc been caxtr 

A. ByabufingthcgoodGnicci kfe, now to be watchful $ if we 

of God, which it bnngeth with have forgot God and bi& Bene-- 

it 5 a«» by turning Mercy into fits, now to pray unto Uinand 

Cruelty, Humility into Pride, be thankful 5 it we have been 

and by applying the Time ap- idle Talkers, now to fealbn out 

pointed to God*s Service, to the Words widi the Salt of Wiiclom 

Service of the World. and Edification, chaf. iv. ^. 

Coibfs was a Town in fhrjgta the gre^r. There have befen (bme Qretk 
as well as Latin Aathors, as Suidas^ Zonoras, Gfyois, Eufiat, Munfter^ and 
Calepbtn^ who have heen of <^nion, tka^ Paul had never beni at this 
Place, tho* it is certain he preached in Pbrygia ; bat that thefe Cttioeas 
Ivere converted to the Fai^ by Epapbrat^ dieir Bifliop^ whon Paul had 
fent thither. See Hiir§m ad PbiUmon. ver. Z2. Cbtyfifiom^ ^he9phflut, 
Jthanafmsi m ijnopf. Eftiut^ &c. ASs mm.,z^, and CoL i. 7. and that 
this Epiftle was writtea to the Faithful of Rhodes^ a CiQr famous for the 
Colofus of the Sanjr which was a brazen Stauie of fach a prodigioiis 
Height; that Ships under full Sail might pais between its Legs, being 70 
Cubits, or 105 Feet high, confectat^ to Ap9llo^' or the Sun^caft hf 
Char£s\ who Was 1 2 Years in making of it, at the Chargcf di king he- 
nutrius. It was begun, A, M, 3700, ahd overthrown by an Earthquake 
'60 Years after it was eredled : And it continued thus broken down tffl 
A. D. 6y2; when Mora*uius, iixth Caliph of the Saracens , having (hken 
Phodeu Jold i\\t Hrais of this Coloffut to a Je^ifff Merchant^ weighing 
about 2^o»ooo lb. Weight, 

It is faid, that the Apoftle was now a Prifoner at Rome ; ^. Z>. 6a ; as 
Which Time he had with him Prifoners, Epapbras^ Timfby^ Ariftarcbus^ 
Marcus, Luke, Demas, anod ycfiiSy cif Jf^bua^ fomamed yajfm. 

The Letter was carried to the Colojffiam by fybicus^ ik Mth&l Mint- 
fter, and Onefintus^ whom Philemon had fent (o attend him in his Confine- 
tnent : And having cautioned them to^void all Jewi/I^ and Heathen Or- 
dinances, he attacks the ^Ife Apoftles, and. with great Solidity, confutes 
their Dodrine, and afterwards delivered Lefibns to them of the moft ex- 
tellent and fublime Morab'ty. • 

The FtrliFpilileofStTAULtheApoftU 
/(? z/;^ T H E S S A L O N I A N S. 

Q. TJJOW Is this Efj}JHe di^' Cl^Wl^ich be they f 

* S vided ? A. Into a Oomfnendation »r.i 

A. Into two Parts. an Exhortation. 



I. TBESSAIOKIANS, 



Q. FiW nvhat ioth ke cmtmend 
$he Theflalonians ? 

J. F jrft, for their Readinefs 
t6hedr5 $ind, 2^, for their |)ro- 
ftinp by hearing. 

Q. fi^t; did be know fiey 
profited by hearing ? . 

A. By three Things which he. 
faw^ begin to fiourifh amongft 
them. 

Q. And ixkat 'were thdfe^, 

A. Efifcftual Faith, diligent 
Love, and patient Hope, ch,'u 3. 

Q, What is, effeElual Faith ? 

A. That Faith which biings 
forth good VVorks. 

Q^ JVhnt is diligent Love ? 

A. That Love which hath a 
Care to benefit vi horn it loveth. 

Qj, What is fatient Hope f 

A. Hope that giveth.a Man 
Courage to endure all the Afflic- 
tions of this Life without re- 
pining, becaufe he depends upon 
the Reward p^oniifed in Chrift. 

Q^Whatisthat^ 

A. Eternal Life. 

Q. How many kinds of Love 
are there ? 

A. Three. 

Q. Which he they r 

A. Firft, Love in the Magi- 
ftrate, to labour for the Glory of 
God, and Benefit of the Common 
wealth, idly^ Xove in the Mi- 
nifter, to feed his Flock.* 3%, 
lioyein the private Man, to 
maintain the Welfare of his 
Friend and Neighbour. 

Q^ How do they receive the 
Sqfpeii that receive it with 
fuch "Profit 9 

A. Tiiey* receive it not in* 
Word on^y, but in Power alfo^ 



83 



C^ What Affiirance Both $f 
bring unto them f 

Jl That th«y are the Eleft 
Children of God, v^. 7. 

Q. What are thefe Men unta 
God? 

A. A Glory. . 

QjVhat unto the World r 

A. A good Example. 

Q. How doth Paul commend 
him/elf? 

A, JPirft, for his Love toward 
them, idly^ For his Diligence 
in teaching, ^dfy^ For his Pu* 
rity of Doftrinc. 

Q:, Wherein did he Jhe'W his 
Love? 

A. Firfl, in protefting that he 
wa( not only willing to have 
preached the Golpel onto them, 
but alfo hazard his own Life, 
chap, ii. 8. idh^ In lending 
Timothy unto them for their 
Co^jifort, when he could npt 
come himfelf, chap. iii. 5. 5^^, 
In efteeming their Conftahcy in 
the Faith hisLife,and their faint* 
ing his Death, ver. 8. ^hly^ 
In continual Prayer for them, 
that their Hearts might be ftable, 
and blameleis in Holinefs be- 
fore God and the World, ver* 1 5. 

Qi Wherein did be Jhew hi$ 
fDiligence in teaching^. 

4. In that he laboured Night 
and Day for their Inftruftion. 

Q: Wherein the Purity of his 
2)oarin^^ 

A. In that it was without 
Deceit, Flattery, Covetoufneli^ 
Vain-glory, and not to pleaie 
Men bnt God, ch. ii. 1 1. to x8. 

Q^ Was not Paul vain-gkh 
rious then^ when he did thus 
praifv himfelf^ 



84 



I. THE$SJ10N1JN$, 



jd.J^o : He did it not to win Q;. JVhy doth be forbid, thm 
Praifc to himlclf, but to allure tofearch for theTme cjCbriJfs 
them to embrace the Gofpcl coming to Jjfudgmcnt ^ 



v^hich he taught ^ and to ihew 
what Difierence there was be- 
tween hitn and hisDo&ine, and 
the falfe Teachers and their 
Doftrine. 

Q. What dotb he exhort the 
^Thcfialonians unto ? 

A, To keep their Bodies as 



A. Firft, becaule they can ne- 
ver certainly knew it, being a 
Thing hidden.from the Angpls 
in Heaven, much more from 
Men on £arth. And, zikfy Be* 
caufe he would rather have them 
maloe themfclves ready thereun- 
to, knowing it will come fud- 



Veflrls of Holinefs 5 becaufe denly, and as a Thief in the 

God hath called them, not to Night, than for to enquire after 
Uncleannefs, but to Purity cf the Hour, 

Life, chap. iv. 7 . Qj, How ««/? th^ make them- 

Q. What mufi they do to keef f elves ready for it ? 

their bodies holy unto the Lord\ A. In walking like the Chil- 

' A. Fly from Luft, Oppreffion, dren of Light, and not like the 

Fraud, Contention, Idlenefs, and Children or Darknefs, chap, v, 5. 

all Appearance of Evil, chap. Q. Ho^jo is that J 



IV. ^. to 12. and v. zz, 

QL ^bat doth he annex to his 
Exhortation P 

A. A Reprehenfion, 

Q: For ixhat doth he repre- 
hend them. 

A. For mourning for the 
Dead, and curious iearching to 
know when ihould be the Time 
of Chrift's fecond Coming. 

Q. Ought *ive not then to 
mourn for the 2)ead^. 

A. No, not in that Manner 
as Infidels do, who think their 
Dead fliall never rile again. 

(XlHow then^. 

A^ As good Chriftians fliould, 
who account of Death as but 
Sleep, out of which the Faithful 
fliall one Day awak-e to their 
eternal Joy, v^r. i. 



A, In Peace and Love one to- 
wards another 5 in watching^ 
praying, w^tinual Thankfgiving, 
hearing of the Word preSiched, 
and reverencing the Miniflcrs, 
ch> t. d, 13, to 20. 

Q^ How doth be conclude this 
Epljtle ? 

Jf-He defires their Prayers, 
and greets them ^^th an holy 
Kifs. 

Q. Doth he command them to 
do nothing elfe\ 

A. Yes 5 he charges them by 
the Lord, that his Epiftle be 
read to all the Brethren, chap. 
V. 27. 

Q. What do ive learn from 
hence '^. 

A. That the Scriptures arc to 
be read by and to all Cbriftians. 



Oif This Epiftle was i«rote tn the Church at Tbeffahmca^ the chief 
City of Macidonia^ in Gree(tf, which* had been planted by Paul, and con- 
ned of fome converted ^^v/, and a great Number of Qentiks^ caQ04 dt- 
^ottt Qrteks. See A&s xvii i-^j, «W C&af. i. 9. 

Tie 



85 



TheSecondl^iftkofStTyiUL thej^poftle 
/o/;&^ THE S SALON IAN S. 



Q. Jl/Hat is to be gathered 

f^ out ef ibis fecondEpiftle 
to the Tbc£&ioniaD8 ? 

A. The Trial of Faith. 

(^ J5fow is Faith tried I 

A. By A£3i£lion. 

<^What is the Fruit cf Jf- 
ftiBion ? 

A. Patience, chap. i. 4- 

(^ And ivhat proceeds cf^a- 
tietice ? 

4. The righteous Judgment 
of God, c/?<ij?. ii. 5. 

C^ Whom mU God judge f 

A. The Aiaiftcr and the Af- 
flifted. 

Q^ HoFVd t^ill hejud^e the Af- 
fliSer^. 

A. In flaming Fire, rendering 
Vengeance, chap. i. 8» 

Q^Ho-jothi Jffliaed^, 

A. In Mercy, giving them 
Reft, ver. 7. 

QjVhen Jball this Judgment 

be^ 

A. At the latter Day, when 



Q. Sy whom will he work 

A. By Satan. 

Q:. In what Manner ? 

A. Vi'ith great Power, but in 
all Deceivablends, chap. ii. 

Qt Amongft whom ? 

A. Not amongft the Eleft, 
but them that ftiall perifh, v. 1 3. 

Q: Why not amongfitheEkE ? , 
• A. Becaulc from the Begin- 
ning they are chgie to Salvation, 
ver. II. 

Q. l^herefore what ought to 
be the Care oj the EleS ? 

A. To ftand faft to the Doc- 
trine whichr they have received, 
ver. 15. 

Q^ What is the Means where- 
by they may be able to ftand 

A, Prayer. 

Qi l^hat muft they pray for ? 

A. That the Word of God 
may have free Paf&ge, and that 
they may be dcKver'd from the 
Company of the Wicked, chap* 



theLordJeiusfhallfhcwhimfelf iii. i, 16. 

from Ueav€n with his Mighty Q. Whofe Steps doth St Paul 

Angels, ver 



council them to follow f 
A. His own. ♦ 

Q. Wherein ? 

A. Firft, in Uorightiiefs of 
Mind, and then in labouring b^'^ 
fore they eat, ver. 7, i?« 
Q. Uow muft we carry our^ 
^. iy the Means of Antichrift. felves to them that are wioked 
Q^ What is Antichrift ? Livers ? 

A. The Man of Sin, that oj)- A, We muft withdraw our* 
pofeth himfelf . againft all that is felves from them, and not fre- 
called Go^, cl>ap. ii. 4. ou^nt their Comp^y» 'oer. C 



7 

q: What Jball be a Sign cf 
^hat^ayl 

A. The falling away of many 
from the Faith. 

Q: ffy whofe Means pall 
they fall away ? 



^ 



I. TIMOTHT. 



% Him mufi theg^ be ufed tiaat 
fiUo^Jo m$ his InfiruElion ^ 

A. They muft be cxcommuhi- 
catedy ver. 14. 

Q^ Tell me tvbaf Esiamwiuni- 
cation is ? 

^. To be baniflxcd the Con- 
gregatioa</f God. 



Q;^ ^s an Enmlf uHerhto h 
caft qffe 

A. No, Uut as a Friend to be 
won to Aaiendoncot of Liie^vj 5^ 

Q- What elfe tktb this £^ 
piftk contain ? 

A. A Prayer of Peace for them 
from the God of Peace. 



OB/. Paul hrna% in his former $^ftle, put th^ Chrifiiani ef TbeffaJoMua 
in Ejqpedlaticm of ieeiog him again m their City, ciaf, iii. 11. andfindmg; 
1u9 Joamey wasprevented» fent this fecond Epiftle ; which is mach to th« 
fame Parpofe as the former, oVz. to encourage ^d comfort thcQi in their 
Sufferings, (hewing God*8 Judgments on all thofe that obeyc»i not the Go- 
jpel of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the glorSoos Reward of thofe who obeyed. 
dAnd becaofe they miftook his former Epiftle in that Part wherein he treats 
of ChHft*8 conung to Judgment, cbap. v. i.&r. left they flioold waver 
Sn the Faith, ^e expounds ic to them, and then returns to encourage and 
Snftroft them in ibme particular I>uties ; and fo concludes with a Chriiluui 
$alutadon. 



The Ftrflmjile of St TaXJL theAPoftk 
^<? TIMOTHY. 



Q. W^HQ 'was Timotby, ta 
^^ 'whom this Epifile 'was 
dedicated ? 

jl. It was the Timothy v9\iom 
St Vaul took to be his own Son j 
cf whom we read that his Mo^^ 
jhcr was a ^ew^ but his Father 
a Greek 3 a Profeflbr of the Go- 
ipel, and Difciple of 'PauF^ ? 
QJVhereof doth this Epiftle 

•onfill? . . - . 

A Of certain Dircftions given 
to him for the managing his 
Office of a Preacher. 

Q^Where did he profefs it ? 

A, At Ephefus. 

(l^JVhatis^the firfi 7%ing 
'therein he 'was inflruEied ? 

A. The right Ul'e and End of 
the Law, which is good,, if a 
M^ ufe it lawfully. 



^W hat doth Paul admnip, 
him6j\ 

A. His Duty> in reading thp 
Word and rebuking of Sin. 

<l,How muft 'werehAjeSinf 

A, Openly, bccaufc others 
may take Heed, ch^. v. 20. 

Q. Is there no difference to- 
bemadet 

A, Yes, the elder fort may be 
rebuked as Fathers, the younger 
as Brethren, ver.j. 

Q,MawmMft'we teach aUMeh'i 

ji. To pray. 

Q. In 'What fort ? 

A, Byliftingupof pur^Hands, 
chap. ii. 8. 

Q. For 'whom ? 

ji. For an People 5 but efipe- 
cially for Princes and Rulers, that 

under 



t tlMOTHZ %t 

Sikidter their Authority we may ous, chap. iii. fe^ 3. tuddkig^he 

cad quiet and peaceable Lives. Myftery of Faith in a pure Con«* 

Q^Ho^allff^ofnen^. fcience. 

' J. To array thetnfelves with Q^What is the IJfu&oftbis f 

fihamefacednds and Modefty^nd A. He fhall fave hitn^li^ ^n^ 

not withGold,PearI)Or broider'd tliofe that hear him, ch. ir. i<* 

Hair, rhap^ ii. 9. (^How Widxms ? 

Q. ifow Mnifi^n ? ^ A. To cxercife Deeds of Cha* 

^^To.beblamelefs, theHuf- nty, to bring up their Qyldcei^ 

band of one Wifei watchful, fb* virtuoufly, not to be idle Prat* 

ber,hofpitafole,apttoteach,nota krs, gadding from Houfe to 

IkUnkardi Qu^reller, or Covet- Houfe, chap. v. 13. 

. ' .* t . , .. 

Olf. Paid YoA taken timffrf tt> travel widi him, and to affifi him \i$ 
planting the GoTpei^ Aas tw\, 3. which fome interpret, Ordained him, wi^ 
the Affi^ce of the Avsbytery, thap. iv. 14, and 2 Tim, i. 6. (as afterwavdij^ 
in the prioiitive Chuith, the Bifiiop ordained with the Afllftance cif'ilia 
Presbytery) at length the ApofHe Is ikid to conftltttte him fiUhop at Epbtfiti^ 
[Set Enieb. Bift. L^. ). Chryfoft. H^m. i$.in i Tim. v. 19. Hammoot 
on Hh Titk, ieifiap. 2v i^ i Tim. and P. Cave*i Ufe tf Timothy.] And fom^ 
Tjme ^er he 'wrote dns Epiftle to hnn, he cans him his Soii» as being con* 
verted by hhn to the'Chri^an Religion i ivhereby the Apo(Ue became hit 
ilpvito^ 'pAtliei' 

Timothy had been tnftrud^ed in the Holy Scriptures of the Old Teflament 
ijverfinoe he was 1^ thiW, by his Grand*moclfer and Mother, religious 
yewoejfes, who aMb became Converts before him, AasxwL 1.2 Tim. i. 5. 
^ There are three Paffages tn this EpUHe to be particalarly confidcred ; the 
feft is in chap. ii. 14, ij. where the Apoftle fays. Women ihould be in 
6abje6Hon to their Husbands, becaufe the Woman (E^e) being deceived, 
\vas in the Tranigreffion, i, e. being tempted by the Serpent, which is thfe 
Devil, to eat tfaef forbidden Fruit, Gen, iii. 6. (he was lirft prevailed on, and 
fo became the Means of M.-in's Fall % but, for the Comfort of the Femide 
Sex, he affures us, that notwithftanding ihe fhall befav*d in Child-bearing ; 
which may import, either that flie fhould go thro* Child-bearing Pangs wifh 
Safety, or elfe her Soul would be faved by Children ; i,e. by Chriil*s being 
born of a Woman, (the Virgin Mary) whereby the fame Sex became alb 
inftrumental to Man^s Salvation, as before it had been to his Fall and De- 
ftrudtion, 

zdlj^ The Charaftcr of a Bifliop, chap, iiii 2. [SeeBiJhop Biackhall'j Ser^ 
mons, Fhl, 3, p. 319.] which agrees with chap, v. 9. Tboedoret in /wr. and 
Cbryfift. in he, Tertul de Monogamia^ c. 12. and Bingham's Antiq. Book 4. 
c. 5. in regard to Marriage, the End of which is not dniy for the propa- 
gating of Children, but alfo for mutual C6mfort, and a Remedy againlt 
Fornication. Sctmuelj Ezeiielf and Pefer himfelf, were all married Men t 
Therefore, on this Head, the Docbine and Pra£Hce of the Church of 
^JR}me it aibitnary, tyrannical, and a Snare to the Coniciences of Men. B6« 
.«]«ftfl((Ucka ar^ moulded out of the fame common Mafi with LakJ^, and 
) human 



S8 



It TIMOTHY. 



X^ Bow rich Jlten ? 

jf. Not to be faigh-mio^edi 
nor put Confidence m uncertain 
Things, but to be ready to diftri- 
buteto them that want, cfo. vi. i ). 

Q. Jf'haP is the befi Gain ? 

jUL Govilinds, chap, vi. ^. be- 
caufc they that would be rich 
^lU into many Temptatioi^s and 
Snares, that drown them in Per* 



dition and Dcftmdidn, 'der, #. 
• Q. Cm Rithei further Mm 
Salvation \ 

. ji. Yes, th^yinayv the rich 
Man may lay up in Store a good 
Foundation for the Timfe to 
come, and fo fnay lay hold on 
eternal JLifc, by approving him- 
felfrich in good Works, ready 
to diftribute, ver. l8* 



haman Nature b the fame in thofe as thefe; and.therefore.it is lawful for 
t>oth to marry as often (only in cafe of Death) as Need requirei. 

^My^ The Widow indeed, mentioned chap. v. app^s to l&ve been de- 
Iprived of the Help of both Husbai\d and Child, and living an examplary 
^uid pious Life, . «f 60 Years of Age, the Wife of one Husband 1 1. g, whd 
had not been twice married; or, a& others, who had not formerly, befora 
Converfion, parted with one Husband, and married another, as uTually a- 
toODg the Jews and Heathens they did, fuch a one was to he received into 
fhe Roll> or Lift, of thofe in the Quality of Scrva^ts,of the Chttrch, of 
DeaconeHes, maintained by the Alfns of the Faithful, as Pbehe was,Rffm, anri. 1 1, 
And employed in the Church's Service towards their own. Sex $ as in Sick^ 
nefs, or when they were baptized, fsfr. it being more decent on fach Oc- 
cafions, than for Deacons or other Men.. 

To conclude. The Defign of this Epiftle appears from cbaf, iiu 14.. i c. 
that Tifaothy might know how to behave 4iimfelf in the Church of God 1 
f . e. to inftru£l him how to difcharge his great O&e, both as to his own 
Behaviour, and alfo that of others, whether the inferior Clergy or People^ 
and to the Or<ier of publick Service, guarding againft jndaizing Herecicks, 
and falfe Teachers, c&af, i. iv. isfc, [^^^Grotius in chap.i.iv.] So thi^in 
the End this Epiftle may be £dy ftiied Pai/i's Diredlory, for the Management 
of the Minifterial OfHcein the Church of God, 



TkeSecondB^iftleofStTJUL the^oflle 
/c? T I M O T H Y. 



Qt, fJOff" doth this feconi 
* -* EpiHk to Tinu)tfay i?e* 
gin^ 

> A. The- Apoftk begins it 
with a Compendation of the 
excellent Faith in Tiniothy's 
Mother and^ Grandmother, ^c. 
and is to be divided in two Parts. 



(^Bo'vo is it to he divided 
into two Varts. ? 

A. Into an Exhortation and a 
Prophecy. - • . 

Q. Sut what doth Paul ex- 
hortunto 

A. Stedfaftfiefs in Faith, and 
Patience in fnfieringfor tfaeikme» 

(,haf. 



II. T IMOT HT. 



chU^; i.' t4.; beciuft thoft that 
will reign with Chrift, muft luf- 
fer with Chrift> ch(!tp. it. 2. 

A By the Example^ of. the 
Soldier, Husbanclman, and of 
him that contendeth for a Ma- 
ftery J neither of which receive 
Recompence except they firft la- 
boor, chap, ii. 4, 5, d. 

Q. H'hat hindreth our Saha- 
tion in this Behalf \ 
• A. Contending aboutfiivolous 
and vain Queftions. 

Q. H(m ? 

A. Inthat they engender Strife, 
ver. 14-, 43. 

Q^Oj 11' hat doth be prophe*- 

A. The perilous Times to 
come, chap, lii. i. * 

Q. Honjo Jball the I'im'es to 
come be perihus ? 

A. By reafon of wicked Men. 

Q;^ ffhat wicked Men ? 



8p 



A. Lovers of themfelves,. co- 
vetous, Bo'afters Prond, and, 
curfed Speakers, difobedient to 
Parents, without natural Afie6ti- 
on, ^c. veiC' 2. to J. 

Q. Sy what Means therefore 
doth he teach Gods Minijlers to 
reprefs the Malice cffuch Men ? 
' J, By preaching the Word in 
Seaion and out of Seafon, by re* 
proving, rebuking, and exhort- 
ing with all Long-fuflfering and 
Doftrine. 

Q^fFhatisthemrd? 

A. The Scripture given by 
Infpiration from God; 

(^ What Ufe is there of 
it? 

A, It is profitable for Doftrine, 
for Reproof, for Correfilion, for 
InftruCTion in Righteouihels, that 
the Man of God may be perfeflt 
in all good Works, ver. 17. 

Qi What elfe doth this.Epiftk 
contain ? 

A. 



Ohf The DefigQ of this faered Epiftle, is again to ftir op ^imthy to be 
zealous- and diligent in his Office, l^c. as in the former EpifUe^ 

The Names of Jannts ^xA.Jambreu two Egyptian Magicians, who with- 

flood Mo/es when he wrought the Miracles befpre Pharaoh^ chap. iii. 8> 

fare not mentioned, by Mojes in his Hiftory : But as Grotius and Dr H^m- 

mond obferve on that Text, they were mentioned in fome ancient Records of 

the Jew5^ extant, and known in the ApofUe^s Time. 

It is to this Epiftle in particular, that we owe our greateH Balwarl^ 
againft that Popiih Ufurpation of a Power to forbid the reading of the 
Scriptures in the vulgar Tongue, under certain Limitations, as iti chap, \\u 
16, 17. It confults the Benefit of all Conditions, and prefcribes Virtues 
proper for every Relation and Capacity of human Life : It invites to the 
PradUce of thefe by their own LovelineG and Beauty, by the Satlsfadions 
they bring to ourfelves^ and the Benefit they are of to others. 

If it be true that fimotljy did not die till the Year 97, m the Reign of 
Nernm^ and Proconfulihip of Peregrinus, John being ftill in the Ifle of Path- 
m^s^ it can fcarce be denkd but that the Angel of Ephe/us, whom John 
writes to in Re<v. ii. i. to 5. was Timothy, whom i^e highly coiijmend&;^ 
but reproaches him in particular for having Joft his firft liOve. See Rev, ii. 

I-aftly, In the r3th of the Hibreius^ Paul calls Timothy Brother, as it 

M was 



^0 TITUS.. 

^. Some Things particularly count of his firft Deliverance' 
relating to the Apoltle's own from Nero. 
Concern, but efpecxally an Ac- 

tVas cuftomary when he wrote to others, 2 Cor. i. i . Col, i. i . And he con- 
cludes this Epiftle with his Benedi£Hon to him, written from Rme when 
Paul was brooght before N^ the fecond Tjme. 



The ^iftle of St TAUL the Apoftle to 
TITUS. 



Qj^ l^Here was Titus when CL Hf>^ wtf^ he to I 

"^ Paul writ unto him ? thereunto ? 

A, In Crete^ where ^aUl had A, With BoIdnefs> as God's 

left him to order the Affairs of Embaf&dor, and by Ihewing 

the Church. himlelf an Example of good 

Q;^ "To what End was he Worki^^ and Integrity of Life, 

^ there ? when he taught both young and 

A. To compleat the Work old. 

which Paul had begun $ and he Q, What doth he teach tht 

gives him the CharaSer of 2i old ^ 

good Bifhop, recommending ft- Jd. The Men to be fober, 

vcral Thmgs to his Care stnd honeft, difcreet, found in Faith, 

Praftice. Love and Patience 5 the Wo- 
men 
• 

I (hall here make the following Obfervations on the three EjHftles to 
Timothy tokd Tittts,^ 

I/, Tieus bfeing converted froto Pagaiiifin, was by ?W appointed a 
Companion in' his Work. 'Then it appears from PWs ordaining Tim- 
thy Biihop of Ephefus^ and Titm Bi(hop of Crete^ as the Ancients teftify, that 
the Government of the Church by Biihops was an apoftolical Ordinance. 
See I Tim. i. 3, 10. v. 17^ 19, 20, 21. And fo likewife Tim was 
commanded to fet in Order Affairs of the Churches, and to ordain Elden, 
Titus i. 5. See Dr Cavers Lives of Timotfjy and Tittts^ Bifhop Stilling' 
feet\ Cafes, edit.z,p,%. Bifhop Be^jeriiij^e's Codex. Can, Eecle/. Prim, 
/. 2. r. 1 1, and Bifhop Potter^s Government of the ancient Chorch. r. 4. 
Where alfo obferve, that the Gift of Governme?nt was d]&m£t from that of 
an Evangelifl, 1 C^r. xii. 28. Eph. iv. 11. 

zdfyt That to pray to Saints and Angels^ to procure their IntercefOon^ is 
againfl the Apoille's Doctrine; who has declared, that as there is bat one 
God, fo there is but one Mediator between God and Man, the Man Chrift 
JciTus, I Tim. iu 5. See the Catechifm of thR. Council of Trent, or ail 
Parochos, pars tertia, ad primum prefaptum de in^ocationefanilorufn, SeS, 14- 

^d/jf That the Doarine of Purgatoiy, 0| PurgaUon by Torments, of 

fuck 



1 



THILE MO N, fi 

men to be holy, and not given -<f. ThcMentobe'fbber-mind-. 

to Wine, ctap. ii. ed 3 the Women to be chafte| 

? Qj^ W'hat doth he teuh the obedient to their Husbands, ana 

young ? no Gadders abroad. 

fiich who indeed depart this Life in the Faith of Chrift, but muft yet fuffer. 
as the P^pif^*" teach, a temporalPunifhment, and of praying for Deliverance 
of the Deceafed from the Torments thereof, or for Bafe under them, are 
not countenanced by i'^v/'s charitable Prayer iot Onefipborus^ whom they 
fuppole to be then dead, 2 Tim, i. 18. Becaufe, ift^ It does not appear 
ii^Fadt thztOfiefipborus was then dead, But, zMy, fy it granted th^t hQ 
was dead. PatJ's Prayer was not for his Deliverance from Torment in a State 
between Death and die Refurredion, ^hich is the fuppoffd Torment of the 
Popifh Purgatory ; but for Mercy in that Day, the fame Day he had men- 
tioned before at *ver, 12. the great Pay of Judgment; but Mercy in Pur-s 
gatory, if it do them any Good, as Papifts |>retend, muft be before that 



The Fptftk of St TAUL the j^oftle tQ 
PHILEMON. 

Q^ TpRom whence was this S- Matter, Vaul winnethtoChrift,^ 
-*• pi file written ? and fends liim back again. 

J. From Rome. Q. Sy what Intreaty ? 

Q. Upon what Occajion ? Jl. That Philemon would -re-* 

-2f, Onejimus^ a Servant to ceive him as if ^aul hiaifclf 

'Pi) i lemon i being fled from his w^re prefent, ver. 17. 

Q. 

Oh/, This Philemon is reported hy Hammond, on the Title to this Epiftlc,^ 
to have been a coniiderable Perfbn at Colofs, He had probably been con- 

, verted by Paul; as may he^.conJ€dlur'd from 'ver, 19. who makes this Re-t 
queft to Philemon^ to receive, forgive, and to entertain once more his Ser- 
vant Ofiefimusf who, being now become a Chriftian, was expected to prove, 
bimfelf more faithful and diligent than before; for having fun away from, 
his Mailer, and, in his Ramble, travelled as far a&^Romci where he em- 
braced the Faith of Chrift at the preaching of Paul, then a Prifoner for the 
fame in that City ; (which is the Meaning of th? ;oth Verfe, f^hom I baife 
begotten in my Bondi} Paul, being well acquainted with P-bilemon, and 
OneJimus\ Criirie of Elopement from his Mailer's Service, with a fure Con-v 
fidence of the Servant's Refolution of Amendcient and Recompence, his 
Mailer, by his future Diligence and Fidelity, writes tijis Epiille, and fends 
him therewith. And thus we may fee what Opportunities the Apoftle emr 

" braced to do Good to all Men j for how careful was Paul, firft to convert 
this Vagabond^ervant, 'and then undertake to reflore Jiim to his Mafler*t 

Fa. 



n 



5>a 



HEBREWS, 



Q:^For what Rea/on ? 

A. Becaule he was now not 
only his Servant, but his Bro- 
ther in the Lord, in that he pro- 



fefled the Gofjpe], and was wil- 
ing u> repay all Things where- 
by he tiad injured him. • 



Favour. And from hence wq may obibrvcy that it is the Doty of Mafiers 
to forgive, and to be reoooriled to an injurioos Servant, on his SobmiiCon 
and Rdbimacion. 



The Bpijile of S: TAUL the Apoflle to 
the HEBREWS. 



Q. rVHTis this called the E- 
^^ piffle to the Hebrews ? 

A. Becaufe it was written to 
the y^wi, lb called from Heber^ 
one of Ahraham^ Progenitors, 

Qi Who ivrit this Epifile ?. 

A. St ^auU it is probably re- 
ceived. 

Qi On ivhat Grounds ? 

^. All the Greek Copies give 
it him 5 the Phrale in many Pla- 
ces is none but hisjtheCondufion 
his mentioning T'imothy^ and 
laftly, St ^Peter writing to the 
7wt'5, tells U6, 2 Ter, iii. 1 5, 
that St Vaul writ to them , which 
muft needs be this Epiftle 5 lb 
that at thisTimcTimtby adled 
as his Secretary. 

Q. ^hat is chiefly handled in 
it? 

A, The Diflferencc between 
thePriefthood of Chrift and the 
Zevitical Priefthood. 

Q. How do they differ ? 

A. In five Points, viz. the Of- 
fice, the Temple, the Sacrifice, 
the Ceremonies, and the Eflfeft. 

Q^How do they differ in the 
Office^ • 

ji. The Priefthood of the Le- 



vites was external after the Or- 
der of Aaron 5 the Priefthood of 
Chrift is Ipiritual, and after the 
Order of Mekhiledeck, 

Q. fThat is it to be a "Prieft 
after theOrder of Mekhifeieck f 

A. To be a Prieft, a Prophet, 
and a King, not for a Month, a 
Year, or an Age, hut for ever, 
chap, vii. 5 and 23. 

Q^ Ifhy are all tbofe three 
Tttks attributed f 

A. Becaufe he fanflifies us 
from Sin, teaching us by W.il- 
dom, and governing us by his 
Power. 

Q^^Ho'wdo theydiffir as touch- 
i)jg the %etn^l3 ? 

A, The Temple of the Lq- 
vites was buih ^ith Hands, awl 
to endure butjfor a, Time : The 
Temple of CKirift is built by the 
Holy Ghoft in Eternity, ch. 8. 

CL tio'^ ^ they differ in their 
Sacrifices? 

A. The Levites did offer the 
Blood of Goats and Bulls 5 but 
Chrift, his own precious Blood. 

Q. How if! their Ceremoniei^ 

A. The Ceremonies of the 
Levites were corporal, as the 

at- 



HEBREWS, 5>i 

attirmg of the Body, and other remabcd 5 and the Qpcn Cot^c, 

external Obfervaticnis 5 but Cc^ where the People had Relbrt i 

rcmonies are Ipintual, as the So in the Temple of Chrift, there 

vir uous Dilputiori of the Soul, is the Spirit, the Soul, and the 

Q^How in thm JPffe£ls ? . Body. 

, 4' The Sacrifices of the /^- Q. What iDifferenie is be- 

vltes^ tho' many Times oflfer'd, tween the Soul and the Sprit ? 

did fcarcelanftify the Body j the A. By Spirit is underftood Rc;- 

Sacrifice of Chrift, but once of- generation thro' Faith in Chrift ; 

fered, fanclifies both Body and and by Soul is underftood Man 

5oul in all that have Faith, ch. in his firft Corruption, living ac- 

ix. 14, 18. wording to the Rules of Realbn, 

Q^JiHoat is Faith ? without the Knowledge of God's 

.A. The Ground of Things Word or Faith : And this is to " 

which are hoped fur, and the be obferveJ, that the Soul lives 

Evidence of Things which are eternally., 

not reea>^^4i/?.xi. I. . Q^ S.eing once grafted into 

Q. How do the 7'^mpks of Faijh% n^hat is it to fall away 

Moles and Chrift agree ^.- from it ? 

' A. The Temple oiMofes had A, Sin againft the Holy Ghoft, 

three Sep<irati6nsi as the Holiefl;' which is unpardonable, Chaf. vi» 

of aU,whereunto the High Prieft /^, and x. id. 

only enter'd, and that but once Q^^ How may we fall jron% 

a Year ; the Tabernacle pf the Faith ? 
Congregation, where the Ze"y/w 



Oh/. By the Hebrewf are probably weaot the Jewifff People, who had 
^braced the Fajth of Chrift, ^n<J lived in or near their own Country 
Judea. The Author of this E^iftle was Paul,, >bo', fev^ral Perfons are 
liaived, and iiyas written by ^tmof^y ^is Coinpanioiv ia Itab% as the 
moft ancient Fathers declare.. He dojth not indeed begin, with his Name, 
as in other Epiftles,, Paul an Apoftle of J.efm^ Chrift^ as it is fuppofed for 
this Reafon,. becaufe he was made aa Apoftle, not fo much of the Circum- 
^ifrd, i. e, bf the Je^h ^^ of the Gentihs, ' SeoJ^s xxii-r2i. Rem, w. 13. 
and XV. 30, 31. Hei. xiii. 18, to the End, P/&/7. *ver, i, 2 The/, iii, i. oa 
his Manner of Wriung, isfc. The Apoftle labours to keep them fteady 
in their Chriftian Profeflion, fetting forth the Excellency of Chrift's Prieft- 
hood, and this Change of the Priefthood, from Jaron to the Order of Mel- 
'^hifedeck^ (i. e. both King and Prieft) argues a Change alfo of the Law, 
and the Sacrifice of Chrift offered on the Crofs, more eftedlual by far than 
all the Oblations and Sacrifices appointed by the Law of Mofes ; which were 
as Types, Figures, and Shadows, to %nify Chrift (he Sin-offering which 
Jefus made with his own Blood : from which I ftiall confider this one Thin^ 
as it i& a Matter of great Importance. 

In the P^f ifts Sauifice of tj^e Mais^ or Sacrament of th& Lord's 3apper, 

they 



P4 HEB R Eff^S. 

A. If when wchavc once re- CL -^^ there nothing elfe n- 

ccivcd the Knowledge of Chrift, quired but Vatie^ice^. * 

\9C afterwards deny hina. A. Yes, the Sacrifi(;e of a 

Q;^ What therefore are the Chriftian. 

Hebrews couvfelkd todo^ Q. What is that ? 

A, To keep the Profeffion of A. To praiie God always, and 

their Hope without wavering, to diftributc to the Poor, chap^ 

chap. X. 2 3. xiii. 1 5, liJ. 

Q^Howfmfitl>athe? Q- Ho^ doth he encouragt 

A Thro* Patience, in cfteem- them to this 7)uty^. 

ing light the Troubles pf this -4. Byaffuringthem, tbatGod 

Life, by letting before thdr Eyes is not unrighteous, to forget their 

the Joys of the Life to qome. ' Work and Labour of Ix)ve,£^c. 

Q. What have they to encou- chap. vi. ip. and chap, xiii. 

rage them^. Qi What ^erfons doth tU 

A. The Words of our Saviour. Apofile name eminent for Faith ? 

My Son, faint not when thou art A, Abeh Enochs Noah^ Abra- 

rebuked : For whom the Lord ham^ Jacobs J(>feph^ Mofes, Ra- 

loveth, he chafteneth, and fcour- hab^ Gideon^ Saraky ^epbthab^ 

geth every Son that he receiveth^ Samfon^ Davidy Samuet^ and the 

ihap. xii. 5> ** Prophets. 

they pretend to offbr up unto God the Father, the Body and Bloed of hk 
Son Chrift, as being fubftantially prefent under the Appearance of Bread 
and Wine,iiccording to the falfe DoiEtrine of Tranfabilantiacion -, and there- 
fore affirm their faid Oblation in the Mafs, to be in itfelf, or in its own 
Virtue, a true^ prpper, and propitiatory Sacrifice for the Sins of the Living 
and the Dead i which is dire£lly contrary to the Doflrine of Paul^ who 
fays, cbap, x. 10, 1 2| 14. that Chrift offered one Sacrifice for Sins upon the 
Crofs, and t^at by one Ohering he hath perfefled for ever them that are fanc- 
tified. That by pcrfeding for ever, PauJ means the making 9 Propitia. 
tion for, $nd expiating Sins, appears from the Teftimony of the Prophet, 
which he produces to confirm this, chap, x. 16, 17. Their ^/>r/ end Ituqtd- 
tie: woilN remember no more. Now, if Chri^ on the.Orofs hath made a 
perfedl and complect Atonement, Plrgpitiation, and SatisfafHon ^r Sins, by 
his own offering up himfelf once for $U, as Paul vouchqth he did, there is 
no Occafion for the Repedtion of fuch Sacrifice, as there was of the Jenxjifi 
Sacrifice, ^er, 1 1 . and therefore, the Popifh Mafs, and their Sacrifices, 
which is fo great a Piart of their religious Worihip, and on which they fo 
much depend for their Well-being in this World and in the next, and with 
the want of which they fo much upbraid the Pr^teftants, hath no Foun- 
dation in the Holy Scriptures, but is contrary to, them ; and conf^qaentlyi 
is thus exploded • by the anciW Father of the Church of Cbry/ofiim^ who, 
explaining the 26th Verfe of the oth Chapter, fays. What then do we of- 
fer' evety Day ? We offer indeed, but it ^ by maldng a Commemoration 



JAMES.- ^i 

Q. £f(W do/jb he conclude this that God, through Chrift» would 
jEfiftk f make them perteft in every good 

A. With an hearty Prayer, Work, to do his Will. 

of his Death ; and this Sacrifice is one, and not many, becaufe it was once 
ofiered, not as that which was carried into the Holy of Holies ; that was 
a Figure of this : We offer not another, not a different Sacrifice, as the 
Jenjoijb High Prieft did of old ; but ftill one and the fame, or rather, we 
perform the Remembrance of a Sacrifice. And again, Aufiin declares his 
Opinion in thefe Words, *^ The Flefli and Blood of this Sacrifice, before 
•' Chrifl*8 Coming, was'promifed by the Sacrifice for Remembrance in his 
^ Paflion ; it waFreally and truly given after his Afcenfion ; it is celebrated 
^ per Saaramenttm Memoriit, L e» by a Sacrament of Conunemoraxion.'* 



The General 'Epiftle of St] AMES. 



Tj/BT is this called the gene- 
^^ ral Bpiftleqfjeimcs^. 

J. Becaufe it is not written to 
any one Man or Country, but 
generally to all the ^^widiiper- 
led thro* many Countries. 

Q. ff^hat doth it contain ? 

J. The Effcfts of our Juftifi- 
cat on, as ^aul to the Romans 
declared the Caufe. 

Q^What is the Caufe of Ju- 
ftification f 

A. Faith. 

Q, What are the EffeBs? 

A, Good Works, cbaf. ii. 24. 

Cl^Ko'Vois Faith divided? 

ji. Into two Parts, a. lively 
faith and a dead Faith. 

Q, What is a lively Faith ? 

A. It is knoWn by good W orks. 

Q. What is a dead Faith ? 

A. It hath no good Works, 
and fo the Drvil is faid to have 
Faith, ver. 17. 

Q. What are the good Works 
St James exhorts us unto ? 

A. Patience, Prayer, Love; 
to beware of Ambition, Swear* 



ing. Contention ^ to bridle the 
Tongue, and rule theA£EeAions| 
not to fpeak Evil one of another^ 
and not to be Friends of this 
World, ^c. • 

Qi Fr(m ntobence proceed trod 
Works? 

A. From God, chaf. L 1 7. 

Qj, From ivhence evsl ? 

A. From our own Concupif^ 
ccnce, ver. 14. 

Q:, What faith James cf Pa- 
tience? 

A* Blefled is the Man that en- 
dures Temptation, for when he 
is tried he Ihall receive the 
Crown of Life, ver. la. 

Q^What faith he of Faiths 

•A. Let him that asketh, ask 
in Faith, and waver not* 

^ What faith he of Love ? 

A, He that loveth his Neigh- 
bour as himfelf, fulfiUcth the 
Law, chap.ii. 8. 

Q. What of Ambition ? . 

A. God rcjeaeth the Proud, 
and gives Grace to the Humble, 
chap* iv, 6. 



p$ James. 

Q. What of pTicearhg ? corrupt, anci their Garments are 

^Before all Things (my Moth-earen 5 their Gold and SS- 
Brcthrcn) iUe^r not, neither by ter U cankcr*d, and the Raft 
Heaven, Earth, or any other . thereof fhall be a Witnefs a- 
Oath 5 but let your Yea, be Tea, gainft them, ver. 1,2,5. 
and your Nay, Nay, left ye fall Q. tFbat is the be[l Ufe of 
into Condemnation, t^/r/>.v. 12. Riches? 

Q. What oj Contention ? A. To employ them in doing 

. j|. Where envying and Strife ♦of Good, and in relieving the 
U, there i« all manner of evil Poor, the Fatberlefs and Wi- 
'Works, chaf.'\\\. 16^1^. . dows^ and tha^is called pure 

Q^WhAtvf the Tongue? . . Religion and undefileii before 

A. That it is a Fire, and a God, chap, i. i*;. 
WorW of Wickednefs, defiling Q^E'veryone therefbre that 
the whole Rxly, if it be ungo- 'heareth the fPord oJ God is not 
vcmed, ver. 6. .religious? 

Q.What of evM /peaking. ^. No,, but fuch only as arc 

jiA( 2l Manfpeak evil of his Doers thereof, n)er. 22. 
Brother, he fpeaks evil of the Q^O tight ize therefore to la- 
Law, chap. iv. 11. hour the Converjion of cur Sre- 

Q. JTho are the Friends of threnfrom thetr evil fFays 
the Wwld ? ' A. Yes, it is the chiefeft Part 

• A. Such as efteem Riches, of Chriftian Charity. 
Honour, and fuch like, more (X^tto'w may nsce doit \ 
than the 'Word of God. A, By brotherly Advice and 

Q. What faith St James of Admonition. 
fuch Men ? ^ Q; ^hat fiall 'we gain by it ? 

J. He bids them weep and ^. His Soul from Deadi,ind 
howl, for the Miferies that fhall hide a Multitude of Sins, 
come upon them 5 their Riches are 

Ohf The PerfoD to whom this Epiflle is iafcribed by the Ancients, as 
Dr Cave obferves in his Life,' to James the leis, one of the twelve Apofiles, 
and called the Brother of oar Lord, Mat. xiii. 5^, Gal. i. 19. either he- 
eaafe he was, as many of the Aitcients teftify, the Son <3^Jofepb by a for- 
jner Wife, \iee Pearibn an tbe Creed, Jrt. 3 .] or becaufe Hear related to the 
Virgin Maty^ it being a Cuftom among the Je^s to call their Relations 
Brethren. [See Buxtorf aWHaetias.] He is called James ^Idi^ being a 
common thing among the Jews to have more Names than one, to $iSdn' 
gaiih him from the other Jatnest Whom Herod beheaded ; and for fotther 
raiticalars, fee his Life in the J£fs, After oar SavioorV Aicenfion, Eu- 
fehiusy Hift. l.z. c. 1. (ays^ he was Biihop pijerufalem, {See Cave ih!] 
This holy Man fent this Epiftle to the twelve Tribes fcattered abroad , 1. f. 
to the Ifraeliies chiefly, who were converted Chriftians, and difperfed into 
feveral Parts of the World, Copies thereof being handed up and doi^ 
from Place to Place ; and therefore it is called a general Epiftle, and was 
•written a little before his Martyrdom. ^ht 



97 



thefkfi^ifiie Cefteralof St PETER. 



Q: Vf/^^^^^ cMtainedin the 

. ^'^ Brft £pflk of Peter ? 

ji. Three Things, the calUng^ 
^Chriftians^ their Dig^ity^ add 
i?nut8 of their Callings 

K2. ^i&^ Jttatb UUed them ? 

ji. Chr.ftj thro* Obedience, 
suid fprinkiiiig (if his Blood, df. 
i. ft. to an Inheritance imniortal 
and undefiied, that fadeth not 
dway, but \$ referved in Heaven 
forusif;^. 4. • 

Q. ffcw w^ we apprehend 

^ By Faith, ^er^. 5. 
. Q;^ What is th^ 3)ignity $f 
Chrifiians? 

A. They aiefaid td be a royal 
Priefthood, a hojly NaticHij a pe- 
culiar People, cBap. ii, p. 

Q; fl^bat is the Fruit cff their 
Calling} 

A. To (hew the Virtues of him 
jthat called them. - 

Q. licm is that ? 

An Being holy, as he is holy ; 
ind fince he hath called us out 
iuf Darknefs into Light, to walk 
its in the Day-time, by laying 
afide all Malicioufiiefs, all Guile 
and Oiflimulation, all Envy and 
Bvil-fpeaking. 

Q. iSw pM nxse do thefe 
^ings\ the thrld every Hour 
provoking us to the contrary^ 

A. By fettin^ before us the 
Example of Cfarift, which gave 
his Life for his Bnemies 5 and 
l^hen he was reviled, reviled n6t 
again 5 and when he fufiered, 
threatned net, but committed it 
to hin^i^that judgcth righteoufly, 
^ap>^ ii. zi| 22. 



Q. n'hat hrings us to thah 
tH^eaiemel 

A. The Love wic owe to Chriib» 
that hath begotten u^ anew to 
Righteoufn^fs, and the Fear not 
to DC Partakers of his Merciirs^ 
becaufe of the finall Numbers of 
them that (hall be faved. 

Q. Who is the efficient tlaufi 
ef our Salvation t 

A. God the Father. 

Q;^ What is the materia 
€auj€ f 

A. The Obedience of Chifift 
to the .Death of the Ctofs. 

Q. What is the formal Caufe % 

i^. Our eflfeftual Calling. 

iQ. What is the final Caufe 9 

A Our Sanftification. 
^ 'Q^WhereinftandethourSanc^ 
tification ? 

A. In two Thingis, a dying to 
Sin, and living to God, d?. iv. i. 

Q. iFhen do we live to Godl 

A. yi heu we mortify the Lufti 
ofthcFkfli; 

Q, Wherein conf^eth this Mst'- 
tification ? 

A. In particular Duties. 

XiJVhat are thtfe ? 

J. The Duties of Rulers, Sub-^ 
jcfts. Husbands, W ives, Mafters, 
Servants, and Paftors, of the 
ChurchJJ5f^. 

^ What doth he counfelas 
touching every MarCs private 
Life} 

A. To be fobfer in Watching 
and Prayer. 

(l.Whatis^rayer^. . 

A. A calling upon the Name 
iif God in Time ot Neccffity. 

N Q. 



5,8 



IL T ET EH 



A. Becaufc tfaereiii wc ^i 
blcflec^, chaf. iv. 14. 

Q. Ihw mufl wefuffert 

A. Not as Miirtbercr$,Thieve8, 
the EffeS^ cf or Evil-doers, but aslioversof 
Faith, ver. 15. 

Q, Why are we bound to thefe 
virtuous Anions \ 

A. Becaufe thereby God h 
glorified, chap. ii. la. 

Q;^ How doth he perfuad^ 
them ? 

A. By the Example of our Sa- 
viour, that fu£fered, the Juft for 
the Unjuft, chap. iii,,i84 

Qi Hoy} doth the JEpiftk end\ 

A. With an holy Prayer for 

their being ftrengthen'd in Faith, 

Q. Why fnuft loefuffer ? and fome particular Saluutions. 

Obf. This Epiftle, widi that which follows, being written to the Chriftt- 
ans difperfed thro* .the Countries of the Lefer AJia^ chap. i. i, 2. by the A- 
poftle Peter^ is alfo called general, 

The Apoftle directs them in an holy Converfation, and to difcharge the 
feveral Daties which Chriftianity requires, efpecially that relative Duty 
fiom SuljeAs to Governors, t^c. chap, ii, 13. a Rebdiion againft the Ro- 
man ]^peror and his Officers breaking oat at that Time among the Jews ; 
and he urges this Exhortation and Dirediion with this particular Motive, 
that the Eml of all Things is at hand, chap. iv. 7. /. e. the Jewuijb State 
v^as then near an End \ for their Deftrudion was approaching, according 
to our Saviour's own Phrafe, Mat. xxvi. 6. The End of the Jewijh Nation 
was not yet, or in his Time, but it was neav^ at hand when Pmr wrote this 
Epiftle. 



Q, What are the Properties ? 

ji. It muft be from the Heart, 
with true Faith, in the Name or 
Chrift, ^nd in few "Words. 

Q;^ What is 
grayer \ 

A. It ovcrcometh God, who 
overcometh all Things. 

Q^ What doth Vctcr courjfel US 
to do as touching others ? 

A. One to fuSSrr ^ith another, 
to love our Brethren, to be piti- 
ful, not to render Evil for Evil, 
but, on the contrary, to blefs^ 
chap. iii. 8, p. 

Q^Why muji 'we hve ? 

A. fiecaule God hath loved 
us. 



The Second Epifile General of St PETER. 

Q. TJ/Tiatdoth St Peter exhort A. Becaufe, as St "Paul faith, 

• ^us unto in this fecond fo run that ye may obtain : So 

Bpifik^, St Teter^ by making fure your 

A. That having once received Eleftion, s. e. not being idle or 

the Knowledge of the Golpel, unfruitful in your Calling, an 

we (hould confirm and eftablifh Entrance is made unto you into 

it in us by good Works, and the Kingdom of our Lord Jefus 

cleave unto it even to the End. Chrift. 

^Why\ Qj 



II. "P ETER. ^ 9^ 

Qj What is the Gate into that Q: Is there no Hope of efca- 
Entrance ? fing ? 

J. Death. -^. N05 for he that fpare^ 

Q^What is ^eath ? not the Angels when they fin- 

J. The laying down of\hc ncd,will notl]parethem,^/;.ii.4. 

Tabernacle of the FleQi, chaf. Q^ What ts the Condition of 

?. 14. cowiterfeit Repentance^. 

Qi^fFhy doth he call this Fleftt A. To be worfe at the End 
(^ours a 7al?ernacle « than at the Beginning. 

A. Bccaufe we dwell therein, Q. Is it good for them to have 
as Strangers, not for ever, but known God^ and the Means of 
for a certain Time. Salvation ? 

Q. flow doth St Peter confirm A. It is not : It had been bet* 
the 2)oSrine of Faith f ter for them not to have known 

A. By fhewing it is no de- the Way gf Righteoufnels, than 
ceivable Fable, but the Truth to turn from it, v^r. 21. 
itfelf defcending from Heaven, Q^ By what doth he fitly ex- 
wr. 17, 18. ,pre/stheml 

Q^ Who are Impugners of this A. By the Dog returning to 

Truths cat what he vomited, and the 

A. Hypocrites and Athiefts, Sowwafh'd re- wallowing in the 

Q^ What are Hypocrites^, Mire. . ' ,. 

A. W^lls without Water, fuch Q. 2)oth St Peter mention St 

as pretend an outward Holinefs, Paul'i Epiftks ? 

but inwardly arc corrupt and A. He doth; adding, that 

venomous, chap. ii. 13,17. there are in them Things hard to 

Q. Whenjball thefe Men op- be underltood. 
fear ? Q. ^oth he for that 'deny the 

A. In the latter Times, chap, reading of them ? 
iii. ^. ^A. No 5 but blames the Un- 

Q. Htm wilt they be dif- learned and Unliable, that wreft 
proved^ them to their own Deftruflion, 

A. The Heavens fhall melt, chap.m. 16. and therefore exw 
and the Earth be confumed with horts them to beware left they 
J?irc, and the Lord appearing in fall from their Stedfaftnefs in the 
Glory, fhall sivc them the Wa- Knowledge of our Lord and Sa- 
ges of Unrignteoufnefs, ver. x. viour Jelus Chrifl, to whoip be 
1 3. Glory now and for ever. Amen. 

Ohf. This Ejriftl^ was written a liftlc before Fetet^t Martyrdom^ ch. i. 14. 
The Defign whereof is much as in the former, nn%. to exhort the Chriflians 
'to contiDae in the Faith, not turning from the holy Commandment. He 
afiiires them that he himfelf was a Witneis to Chrift*s Transfiguration on 
the Mount, and that he heard the Voice declaring him to be the Son of 
God. * 



too 



The Ftrft Epiftle General of St} O H H 

^^ A. Two forts of Love. 



A. Love of the >yorld, and 
Love called Charity. 

Qt In 'Sohat confifts the Love 
of the World f 

A. In three Things, viz. Con- 
cupifcence of the Ffclh, Liift of 
the Eyes, and Pride of Life, 
chap^ iir i^. 

CL What is Concupifcetice cf 
theFkJb^ 

A. An Inclination of the Iteart 
to eiyoy the Pleafures of the 
Body^ as Wantonncfs, Cham- 
bering, Sloth, Drunkennefs, and 
fnch hke. 

Q. Wh^^ is the ^ridq qf 
Life\ 

A. In all Things, as in Meat, 
l>r ink, A ppard ,Houfc-room, ^ic. 
to bear an arrogant, contemp- 
tuous Mind, ftriviog to excel 
gthers, ^c. 

Q^ What dpth the Apoftlefay 
tojuch Livers ? 

A. That God is not in them, 
nor they in him, ver. 1 5. 

QJWhat is Charity ? 

A, A Motion of the Heart, 
whereby ue fovc Gul, and in 
him our Neighbour, 

Q^Wb.it h ir to hrjp Gr>d? 

A, To keep hia Command- 
mcntSj chap. v. s. 



Q» What is it to hve our 
Neighbour ? 

A. To efteem him as ourfelf. 

(^ How many kinds of Love 
are there B 

A. Two, true and feigned. 

Q. Jf7>ar call you true Love ? 

A Net only to help our Bro- 
ther with all we have, but, if 
Keed require, to ofltr our Life 
for him', chap, iii^ 16. 
C^.ff'hat can you feigned Love ? 

A. To love in Word and not 
in Deed, ver. \. 

Q. What faith St John con- 
cerningtrue jLovers'l 

^ That they dwell in God 
and God in thcnii, ^J5?^^^. iv. 17. 
. Q. What is it r^ dmeHinGod^ 

J^ To be Partakers of hit 
Grace, to the Mortification of the 
Plefh, and lively Demonftratioa 
of our Faith, hy fhcwing our 
good Works. 

Q^ Htm jkall we hto^ that 
God dwelkth in us ^ 

A. If we fee pur Brother wan^ 
this World's Good, and do not 
ftiut up our Compaffion ixm, 
him, but willingly relieve him, 
ch^p* iii. 17* 

Q^ ^ut *wbat is faid d bim 
that haietb his Urotberi 

A, That he walkcth ioDiA* 
nefs, chaf. ii. 1 1* Is theOiilJlHf 
the Devil*, cb. ui. 10. AbiikA 



* By the DcvIVs Worki, 'Uir. 8, is meant pi 
this Purpofe the Son of God %vai matnfiJftJ, Hm' ' 
of thf Dn}iL Altho' here fomtf particular V . 
wherein the Powe^ Subcilt/ or M&lice^ of chu t 




|a Itealb) ver. ii. Is a Man- J. Havu^aiSured us of the 
(U^Tm and bayrcd from eternal indwelling hulv Spirit, in OpfHa^r 
lafc^W. 15. * ^ • fition tp the ralie Spirit otiir- 

Q. How dotb tHs Epifth ror reigning throughout the 
mcfudel . * Wo?ld, thi? Apoftlc tctt us> thaf 

it 

flyfited, aocordi^ to thfi Vnity of llaB^« N«tiv«i and cher^f ai^ Wh 

|)iiatic^ly here called the Works ol (he Devil. ^ 

; Cki^ manifefting himfelf to the Worlds yea, fonDetii^e bf^fote he««^- 
toallK appeared, the Grades of the Haatheni were generally fupp^ei^'d a^ 
^aaftw^* l^*f PlucarchV itvo Tr^ati/ej on this Suiye^^ TuUy Vy^<^»^ Bfiii 
^ Di^imthn^ &€.] It is a known, hot remarkahle?a$age iaP/j^^tfrfifr^.that 
tiie Demoofi oQmplaia'd aloud that their gre9£^od Pan was dead. TJi^t 
ivas the lameutable Yoke whif h was heard in the Grecian Sea, in TibsriuC^ 
iUigR> lyheo our Saviour was cruci^, Tiien Cbrift, thro' Death* da- 
^roy'd him who had the Power of Death, the Devil \ then the Priace of 
this World was judged y then oar Saviour, having fpoiied Principalities a94 
f owers on the Crof», triumphed over theoi in it. *«> 

In a (hort Time, afi other Writers inform ns, this dli^hdlicai Trade was 
(learly pat down in the moil confiderable Countries in the World. Th^, 
and the like Works, the diabolical Obfceilioiis of Mens Bodies, onr SavifiKr 
^fo did defeat and dellroy He ^ed^ the evil Spirits out of thofe p«)r 
Wretehes, who were thus poi2eiied by them ; in whofe Tine g^eat Nutq- 
^rs of Pierfons laboured under this grievous Calamity^ as we msiy ^lead^ 
^e Books of the Evangelifts. The merciful J^us came fo refcu^t and re- 
deem Mankind, to knock olF their Fetters, and to let them at Liberty ; who 
-before were &iit and ioeked np loihe Prtfon boufe, wider the Power of 
Satan and Dominion of Sin. He came to e(Fe£l a Thing of great Mo- 
ment, even that univerfal Concern, the faving of Souls \ that which 13 more 
noble and glorious than all worldly Empire and Sovereignty. He came to 
. free his People firom the Tyranny of Satan, to vanquiih the Prince of Darif* 
nefs, who had enQaved all Mankind. For the Devil had corruptad JVfan, 
had been the great Infb-ument at Hrft of depraving his very Nature ; ana 
ever fince he hath made it hin Work to debauch Mens Minds and Man- 
ners, and by all Ways unaginable, to render them like unto himfelf. 
Ilereapon the Son of God was fent, that he might dilTdve, defeat, and undo. 
^e(e Works of the Devil, This is the fhort apd plain Account of the grand 
E^d of Chnft*s being manifefted in the World,^ of his Incarnation, Doarine, 
tiife. Sufferings^ Death, and all his Undertakings whatibever ; it v^ no 
Other than this, to undo, to annul all that the Devil had don^ in the World ; 
(thrift's Tafk was to pull down what Satan had built up, to untie, to untm^* 
aU his Knots and Intrigues, to baffle all his Plots and Contrivances, to un- 
iravel the Inchantments of the evil Spirit, to break the Snares of Satan, and 
to deftroy the Deftroyer. 

Ohf, This Joinw^ one of the twelve Apoftles, and the Author of tha 
^ofpelof Jolfff^ Th^ Efiiftl^ was de^gn'd to inftro^,. comfi^rt, and en,- 

'■■""' QO|l\- 



jio4 

liot with'cuHed fpeaking, but on- 
ly did, The Lord rebuke 
lec. 

Q^ What dotb he mean ly this 
J^xample ? 

J. If it be not la^vful to rail 
mofy the Devil, much lefs upon 
Magiftrates, be they never fo 
wicked. 



9 t; ly 1 



Qi What is if hwaikJiir 
' their (htm Zujls^ 

A. Tg be direfted by caro4 
Judgtticnf, and not by the Spirit 
of RegcTncrationk 

Q. ti(m doth the ^poftk con- 
clude f 

A, With Thankfciving to God 
for his Grace to allBehevcrs. 



fign'^d to writie 6i the ctrnitnOn S^vation^ and tb toj&xm theih in it % but 
finding the Do^rine of Chrift attacked on tnety Side, he thought ft mora 
acceilary to appear in defence of the Fmth once Mii)ired f the Sain ft : and 
to oppofc the faHe Teachers that endeavoured to corrupt it ; by which 
Means the 'Nkolaitam and Gnofiicks, the Followers of Simon Magus^ and 
t)ther Hcreticks, thought Faith without Works was fufficient for Sal^ 
Nation. He briefly defcribes their wretched Do^bine and Pradtices^ and 
fleclaies the terrible Judgments which would overtake them, *who 'ivere he^ 
JoTi cf old ordained to this Cgndemnation^ wer. 4. [See p. 62^ on Predeflination\ 
I. e. not made ind ordained by God on purpofe to be puniihed ; bu^ as thi 
t>rigmal Word, vfayeypcci4.iisfoi, imports, ofntjhom it was before tuHtten, or 
frophefied^ that this Jhould be their Condemnation^ ivithttt Repentance^ ai 
Emcb propheiied of them, ^er. 14. 

'Note, That the Hiftory of Michael^ and the Prbphfecy df -^««f i&^ being 
«)wn'd by the Jenus, tho* not in Scripture, the Apoftle argues with them 
from their own Conceflions. And tho' feme of die Ancients have doubted 
whether this Bpiftle was canom'cal Scripture, becaufe the apocryphal Bode 
tii Enoch is cited therein; yet Eufehius tells us, that in his Time moft 
Churches read it publickly : And it is evident, before the Efid of the fQurtk 
Age, it was acknowledged in the Council of Laodicea and Carihage^vaid by 
the moil: eminent Foxh^ts^ y§thanajhis, Cyril oi j eru/alem, and others, ^ 
be canonical. And St Origin fays, it contains, in a few Lines^ many Wontt 
fullof divine Power and Grace. 



S1?e 




The 11 E V£ L A T I N. 

Q^J/f/^Htis,th{i Book called /hut up in fecrcr, which noli- 
^^ f^e Revelation of S^ vingcanknow, but fo farasGod 

John tf^e 2)ivine ? ihau pleafe to dilciolCi 

Jd. Becaufe it reveals wli^t '(^Wlsat is the Juthorify of 

God had Ihewed by an Angel this, Revelation? . 
* -unto St 7t^*;/, concerning Things " -^. High and* mighty, as pro^ 

which ihould come to pafs*, ceeding ffom the Mouth of God 

. (^tfhatioyouunderfianiby by the Mediation of Jefus 
Revelation ^ Chriit. 

j^. The Word iniponeth a lay- Q^ 5?i ^johoip ^as it given ? 
ing open^ or an uncovering of ^. To the Apoftle St ^ohn, 
Thiiigs that were before hid and and fo confequently from him to 
• ' , . O the 

* This Prophecy is called the Re^dation^ with refpeft to the Scripture 
of Truth, whiich Dtmiel lyas command^ to (hut up and feal till the Time 
0f the Endtf Dttn, ic. 2t> and xii. 4« 9. Daniel fealed it until the Time of 
the End ; and until that Time comes the Lamb is openipg the Seals ; and 
afterwards the two Witnefles prophefy out of it a long, Time in Sackcloth, 
before they afcend up to Heaven in a, Cloud. All w hich is as much as to fay, 
that thefe Prophecies of Daniel and John Ihould not be underftood till thfe 
Time of the End : But then fome fhduld prophefy out of them in an at 
Aisled and mournful State for^ long Time, ahd that but darkly, fo as to 
convert but few: but in the very End, the Prophecy Ihould be fo far infer- ^ 
preted as to convince iliiny. Then^ faith Daniel y many /hall run to and fro ^ ' 
€inii Knonxiledge Jhall he increafed, ' For the Gofpel mutt be preached in att 
Nations before the grtat Tribulation sfifd End of the. World. For the Palm- 
bearing Multitude, who coine out of this great Tribulation, cannot be in^ 
numerable out of all Nadons, unlefs they be made fo by the preaching of 
the Gofpel before it comes. . There muft be a Stone cut put of a Mountain 
without Hands, before it can fall upon the Toes of the Iniage^ and become 
a great Mountain, and fall to the £arth« An Angel muft fly thro* the Midft 
of Heaven, with theeverlafting Gofpel to preach to all Nations, before BA'^ 
Hy/on falls, and the Son of Man reaps his Harveft. The two Prophetsf 
inuft afcend up to Heaven in a Cloud before the Kingdoms of this VVorld be- 
come the Kingdom of Chrift. It is therefore -a Pare of this Prophecy, that 
it fliould not be underftood before the laft Age of the World ; And there- 
fore it makes fgr the Credit of the Prophecy, that it is not yet fully urider- 
dood : but if the laft Age, the Age of opening of thefe Things be now 
* approaching, as, by the great Succeffes of late Interpreters, it feems to be, 
we.have more Encouragement than ever to look into thefe Things. If the 
general preaching of the Gofpel be approaching, it is to us and our Pofte- 
rity that thefe Words mainly belong. In the Tine of the tnd the Wife Jhall 
under fland^ hu t none^ cf the JVicked jha II under ft and. B Uffed is he that read- 
ethf and they that hear the Words tf this Prophecy^ And keep thofe Things 
^ fuiihicb are 'Written therein, Compare'?D^». xii. 4,-10. with Rev. i. 3. 



io6 The REPELATIO N. 



the Church of God through all 

-Apes, • 

Qi^here ivss John when he 
rtkewed it ^ 

A. In an Ifland called Tat- 
moSy environed with the Egean 
Sea 5 which Sea divides Europe 
and Jjia y and he had it on the 
Lord's Day; 

Q. JVhat did he there ? 

A, He was banilhed thither by 
the Tyrant Domitian about the 
Tear of our Lord 9^; which 
Tyrant fpueht to fuppreli the 
tight of the Gofpel : blit the 
Lord in Mercy did the more ad- 
vance it, as appears by adding a 
farther Difcovery of his Will, 
by this Book of Revelation. 

Q^What is the Fruit of this 
•Revelation ? 

■', A. Exceeding great 5 as we 
hiay gather by thefe Words, 
Blefled be they that read, hear, 
aind keep in Memory thole 
Things, which are written in this 
J^rophecy, chap* i. 3. 

Q, "To 'whom was John com- 
manded to fend it? ' 

A* To the feven Churches of 
Jifia^ namely, of EpbefuSy Smyr- 
fia, ^Pergamos^ T^loyatira^SardiSy 
^hiladelphin^ and Laodicea^ e- 
ttiinent Cities in the lefler Afia^ 
where, after the Deftru^ion of 
^erufalem^ John did profecute 
his ^ holy Calling in the Mini- 
ftry* / 

Q. What Method doth he ufe 
in the Manner of his ff^riting ? 

A. Firft, a friendlySalutation, 
and then.a brief Narration. 

O. H(ym doth hcfalute them ? 

A, By wifhing unto them 
Grace and Peace. 



Q. What underfiand you if. 
Grace ? 

A. The free Love and Affec- 
tion which God beareth towards 
us for his own fake ^ altho' in- 
deed we delerve it not, but are 
in ourfelves the Children of Per- 
dition. 

Q. What ly'Teace ? 

A. All kind of Benefits, both 
fpiritual and temporal, which 
flow unto us from this Fountain 
of Grace, which God the Father 
hath opened to the Worid by the 
Means of his Son. 

Q/ In nvhofe Name falutes 
he them ? 

A. In the Name of the Father, 
the Seven Spirits, and of Jefus 
Chrift, ver. 4, 5, 

Q^ fThat is meant by the Se- 
ven Spirits f 

A. The.Holy Ghoft. . 

Q. T'he Holy Ghoft heitig but 
one in Terfoni why doth be de- 
fer ibe him by the Number of 
Seven ? 

^ Altho' the Holy Ghoft he 
but; one in divine Eflence, yet, 
according to his fevcn-fold^ O- 

S rations, which.it had in the 
lurches of -^^i it is called by 
the Name of Seven Spirits 5 nor 
that it is in Perfon divers, but 
in Power and Virtue,' according 
to the Diverfity of thofe Sub- 
jeds in which it worketh. 

Qi Sut why is that placed in 
the fecond THace^ whereas the 
ufual Order teacheth us to fay^ 
the Father^ Son^ and. Holy Ghoft^ 
And not J he Father Hol^Gboft^ 
andfo put the SonlaH ? : 

-<i.y(?/7//uled this Order 5 not 
that tlKre i^ any Degree of Dig- 
nity 



Th R EVELAT 10 N. 107 

nity in one Perfon more than untohim in a Vifion, ver. \z^ 

another 5 for the Father is not to 17. 

greaterthan the Son, nor theSon Q^Wbat ^tmsthefirft Vifion ? 

greater than the Holy Ghoft5 ^. The Vifion of i'even Gold- 

they arc all of the fame Power, en Candlefticks, in the Midft 

Majefty, and Qlory, nor is one whereof walked one like the Son 

before Another: But the Reafon of Man, who had in his Right 

that moved yohn. to fct our Sa- Hand fevcn Stars; 

viour in the third Place, was be- Q. fFhat tjoere tbefe GolJen 

caufe inimcdiatcly the Narra- Candlejlicks and Stars f 

tion, which is the fecond Point A. The feven Golden Candle- . 

of the Writing, cbieflyconcerncth flicks reprefent the fe venChureb- 

Chrift. es, aiiid the Icven Stars the An- 

Q^ Hov)fo f ^ * gels of thofe Churches, i.,e. the 

J. In delcribing him. Miniftcrs. 

Q. Howdotif John defcrih (\ JTbaf was Chrijfs Cf-^ 
Chrift^. fice? 

A, Two manner of Ways: A Ax was threefold 5 he had! 
Firft, as touching the Excellen- the Office of a Prophet, of a 
cy of his Glory, as he appeared Prince, and of a Prieft. \ 

\ The Re^elatUn feems to be alluded to in the Epiftles 6£Feter and thasT 
to the Hebrewi i and therefore to be written before them. Such Allufions 
in the Epiftle to the HebrennSf I take to be the Dtfcourfes concerning the 
High Prieft in the heavenly Tabernacle, who is ^ both Prieft anQ King, as 
was Melchixedgck I and thofe 'concernine tbe Word of God, with a two- 
edged Sword, the <ra(^etTMrft^g^ or milennial Reft, the Earth, whofe End 
is to be burned, fuppofe by the Lake ^ Fire; the Judgment and fier^ 
Indignation which ihall devour the Adverfaries, the heavenly City which 
hath Foundadons, whofe Builder and Maker is God ; tke Cloud of Wit^ 
pedes;, Mount Siom heavenly Jtrufakm\ general AiTembiy ; Spirits of 
juft Men made perfed, mx. by the Refurreftion, and the fhakii^g of Hea- 
ven and Earth, and removing them, that the new Heaven, new Earth, and 
new Kingdom, which cannot be ftiaken, ma^ remain. In the iirft of Feter 
occar thrfe : See ?et. i, 4» 5, 7» 1 3. ii. 5. iv. 13. v. 1 . The Revelation 
of Jefijs Chrift, twice or thnce repeated. SeeiS^a;.i 6« v. 10. xiu. &.• 
chat^ XX. 4, 6, X 2. and xxi. 

Thefe are inded obfcure Alkfions ; bat the (econd Epiftlq, from the 
19th Verfe of the iirft Chapter to the End, feem^ to be a continued Com- 
mentary upon the Revelation. There, in writing to the Churches in Afia^ 
to whom John was commanded to fend his Prophecy, he tells them^ 
they have . a more fure Word of Prophecy to be obfervcd by them, 
as a Light that fluneth in a dark Place, ontill the Day daWn, and the 
Day-ftar- arife in their Hearts, 1. e. until they begin to underftand it. 
For no Frophecy^ faith he. of the Scripture, is of any frivate Interpretation : 
^be Fropbec^ came not in old 7ime by the Will of Man ; but holy Men of God 
^ah as. tiey luere mvtfed by th Holy Qhpfi. Qaniel bimfelf profefTes that 

h* 



Amend- 



iio 7he REVELATIO m 

cicafing in Piety 5 fo that the Q. IFbat doth Cbrift exhort 
£nd was better than the Beein- them unto ? 

ing, in the Church of Tljyattra^ ^ " 

ver. 20, A little Increafe of 
Paith, keeping of the Wotd of 
God. and a freeC6nie£Son of his 
Kame, in the Church of 7l?j- 
ktdelfhia^ chap. iii. 

Q. What doth Chrifi rtpre- 
if end in them ? 

jt. Their Vices, as die want 
of Love in the Church of Epbe^ 



J. Rej 

ment of Life. 

Q. To their Repentance^ what 
is annexed? 

A, A gracious Promife to be 
written in the Book of Life. 

Q. yJ their ^Iful Terfeve- 
ranee in their Sins, what is 
annexed^ 

J. AheavyThreatning,diathe 



fuSy chap.iu 4. fiypocrify in will come fuddenly u^ them^ 
the Chuvch of SmymOj of fuch as a Thief, and they fliall not 
as faid they vifcrc^^ews^ but in- know the Hour, chap. v. ;• 
deed were of the Synagogue of Qs, Having learned the Staie 
Satan, I. ^. they did profeA mem- 6§ jthings^ as they flood for 
felves Chriftians in Word, but theprefenty when the Revela- 
were not in Deed, chap, u 9. The tion was given y, what next fuc- 
bearing with falfe Doifirine in ceedeth? 
the Church of (Pergamus^ for -A The Prophecy of Things 
they fuftred the Nieohitains a^ to come, which is either general, 
mong them, that (as Salaam astouchingfuchThingsasfhould 
taught the People of. God to happen to the whole norld, or 
ftumble in two Things) caufed particular, but yet of more Mo- 
slem to commit Fornication, ment than the fonner, as touch- 
both in Body and Soul? In Body, ing fuch Things as ihould hap- 
by abandoning their Wim to pen to the Church. 



common Ufe: In Soul, by fa- 
crificingto Idols for Superftiti* 
on^sSake, ver. 1*4. The like 
Vice isreprehended in the Church 



Of IVhat is the End of the 
'Prophecy of the Church ? 

J. That the Faithfiil, admo- 
nifhed beforehand of theAflaults 



of 2%^^/#>^,that fuflfered ^eza-^ and bloody Attempts which the 
M, a wicked Woman, to fpread Devil and the World fhould 



abroad a falfe and abominable 
Doftrine, tending to Fornicati- 
on and Idolatry, amongft them, 
chap. ii. 20. At SardiSf their 
Works were fair in outward 
Shew, but inwardly nothing but 
Filth and Rottcnnels, chap/iii. 
I. At Laodicea^ *tbcy were 
Tmie Servers, who halted be- 
tween two Opinions, and were 
neither hot nor cold, ver. t%. ' 



make upon the Church, might 
be confirmed in Faith and Pati- 
ence, to ftaifd refolute in de- 
fpitc of J)oth, till the Coming of 
Chrift Jelus, 

Q^Whatis the End of the 
"Prophecy of the World ? 

A, To mew the Judgments 
thai God would execute upon 
the Enemies of his Church, and 
the feaUng up of the £le£l, before 

the 



Tite HEVELJTZO N. itt 

• • « 

"th^ Execution of thofe Jqdg-* have of eternal Happinefs» but 

mcnts, that they might be kept therein did they joy and tri- 

from Evil j asappeareth by the. umph, howfoever the World 

vik viii. ^nd ix. Chapters. thought them plunged in De- 

<i, JjT ti^e £k£i nxere kept fpair and Sorrow. 
from Evili to nxihat End was <i.What ispbe fecond Vijhn 

this Revelation given to fore- John had? 
nvarn them^ that they fiould A. The Vifioa wherein wa$ 

fuffisr Trouble and Verfecution^ revealed uuto him the Majefty 

^, .To be kept from Evil is or God the Father, to give the 

^nderftqod,. that nc^withftand- greaterAuthorityuntothisBook; 

ing all the Violence and Peric- wherein his Excellency is likc- 

cutxon offered them, yet they wife fet forth unto us, as well 

were not oyer.cotnc or driven as the Son's, in a Defcription & 

froni Faithj or the Hope they for our Capacity. U 

* ' • 
II I hope it may not be thought Frefumption in me hereafter to give my 
private Opinion of Things as they have occurred to my Thought*, toge- 
ther with what I have'gathered from the Writing of the moft eminent Au- 
thors on this Book. ^7'is true our Senfes of themfelves evidently extend 
but to few moral Things in Matters of any Moment; therefore the Tcfti- 
mony, and of all Teftimonies, that which is divine, is the fiireft an4 moft 
perfedt Means of Information, for all facred Truths, and all moral Duties; 
whereby alone we can be certain of the Truth or Fallhood, Good Or Evil, 
of any Thin^ propofed, as a Matter of Religion, comes from God. See 
2 Tim. iii. i6, 17. 

I know the Folly of Interpreters has been to foretell Times and Things 
.by this Prophecy, . as if God defigned to |nake them Prophets. By this 
Raflinefs they have not only expofed themfelves, but brought the Prophecy 
alfo into Contempt. The Defign of God was iHuch otherwise; he gave 
this, and the Prophecies of the Old Tedament, not to gratify Men's Cu- 
riofities, by enabling them to foreknow Things, but that after they were 
fulfilled, they might be interpreted by ;he Event, and his own Providence, 
not the Interpreters, b6 thereby maniMed to the World : For the Event 
of .Things prediAed many Ages before, will then be a Ironvincihg Argu- 
ment that the World is governed by Providence. • For as the few and ob* 
fcure Prophecies concerning Cnrifl's firft Coming, were' for fetting dp the 
ChrifUan Religion, which all Natrons have fmce corrupted ^ fo the many 
and clear Prophecies concermng the Things to be done at Chnft's fecond 
Coming, are not only for predicting, but alio for efie£Hng a Recovery and 
Re-eftablilhment of the long loll Trutb, and fetting up a Kingdom where- 
in dwells Righteottfnefs^ The Event will prove the Revelation ; and this 
Prophecy, thus proved andunderftood, will open the old Prophetv and 
all together will make known the true Religion, and eftablifli it: For he 
that.will underftand the old Prophets mud begin with this. But the Time 
is not yet come for underftanding them perfectly ; becaufe the main Re- 
volution^ 



^iii The REVE 

Q. Hc^jo is the Gh)^ qf the 
Fatlser defcribei ? 

A. In theie fix Things, viz\ 
in the Figures of his Office, of 
his Nature, of his Alfiftants, 
of his Eflfefts, of the Inftra- 
ments which he employcth to 
that Parpofe, and of.the Events 
that follow. 

Q^m-^at is his Offv:e ? 

A. To judge the whole Earth 5 
and therefore he is apprehended 

• of John fitting upon a Throne, 
chaff, iv. 3. 

^ Q. Uow is his Nature repre- 
fented? ^ 

A. By the Beauty of tliie JaC- 
per Srrtne and the Sardine. 

Q^ ffho are his. Afjiflants f . 

A, The honourable Compa- 
ny of the Prophets and Apoftles, 
cloathcd in white Raiment, and 
crowned with Gold. 

• Q. What are the EffeBs of 
his AhgnificiPct ? . ' 

A* Lightning, Thunder, and 
Voices, iSc- ■ 

Q^ Who are his jrijlruments ? 

A. The Company of the ce- 
leftialCreature.SjinNunftberfoiir^ 
th^it is, lo many as are needful 
for ;he Execiuion of the Will 
of Go J, thro' all the Corners of^ 
the World, and the wftole Army* 



LATIO m, 

of Creatures' unjer Heaving ir 
gured untousby thcSeaof Glafs^ 
like unto Cbryftal. 

Q. Why are tbecelefiialCreor 
tU'-es faid to be full qf Eyes f 

A. Bec4ufe of their Watch- 
fulneis in the Service of God. 

Q^Whyis the firfi compared 
unto a Lyon f * 

A. Becaufe of his Courage. 
. ^Why the fecond unto an 
Ox if 

A. Becaufe of his Strength. 

Q. TP^hy hath the third the 
Fare of a Man ? ^ ' 

A. Becaufe of his Prudence. 

Q. fFhy is the fourth likened 
to a ^ying Eagle f 

Al Becaufe o^ his Agility atid 
Swiftnefs. 

CL So^ ^^^y Things had each 
cf thofeScafts?. 

-/rf. bix/as thofi'of the Pro- 
phet Ifdidh 3 two on their Arms, 
two 0:1 their Feet, with two they 
co'ered tht^ir Faces/ 

Q;. What figmjy thofe on their 
Anns? . • • 

• A Rea lineis anASwiftnefs to 
perf(;rm God's Commands. ~ 

Q. IPljat thofe on their Feet ? 

A. That they are not polluted 
with the Corruptions of the 
World, when they converfc with 

Men 



volution prediTccd in them is not yet come to pafs- In the Days of thtf 
Voice of the fevcnth .Angel, when he Ihall begin to found, the Myftery 
of God fhnllbe finidicd, as he hatH declared to his Servants the Prophets ;* 
'A7:(i then tho Kinrrl';?:!^ of this World Jhall becofne the Kingdoms of our Lord 
and h's CJirif}\ and he fhall rei^n for' ever.' ' 

There is already {0 much of the Prophecy fulfilled, that as many as will 
tfike Pains m this Study, may fee fnfficient Inftances of God's 'good Pro- 
vidence: Bat then the lignal Revolutions predidled by all the holy Pro-' 
phets, will at once both turn Men's Eyes upoa confidefing the IVedidtions^ 
ftiKi plainly interpret them. 



M«l iht\k WorWr tteir Wings 
d<S' as- it w^re, cleanle them. 

Qj. iTiJ?^^ f *(^ thAtm)er theit 
' Facet? 
' A. The glorious Majefty of 
G^V on whom the* Angels then*' 
fetve^ cannot fix thei^ Sight. 
' Qi What are the Events that 
fhihw the jDefcription of his' 
Magfiifkence f 

A, Tht Praife and Glory 
which the Angels give unto him 
that fits upof) the Throne^ and 
the Reverence and Homage 
which the Elders fhew to him. 

(^ In *vchat Manner ? 

A, By proftrating themfelves 
before him, cslfting their Crowns 
at his Feet, chap. iv. it-. 

<^JHaving procured fo great 
Authority to the tVords cj this 
Revelation^ by the Defcription 
of the Majejly of the Giver^ 
fwhai follows ? 

A. The Prefervation of the 
two Books 5 whereof the one be* 
ing great and large, written 
within and. without, and fealed 
with feven Seals, containeth the 
Miftory of the World 5 the o- 
ther being but little, includeth 
the Hiftory of the Church. 

Q:^ tFha opens the Seals of 
th&firfiSookf 

A. Chrift Jefus. 

Q^ Were none foUcited there- 
unto but he ? 

A. Yes, a general l?roclamati- 
on was made by an Angel, to 
fee if any would open it 5 but 
none, neither in Heaven. nor 
Earth, nor under. the Earth, 
was able, or worthy, to open or 
look upon the Book, favc the 
Lyon of the Tribe of ^udah^^nd 



I ATT ON. 115 

the Lamb that ftood in the 
Midll ©T the Throne, and of the 
Elders^ which was Chrift Jefus, 
chap, V. 2 J to 7. 

Q. What do we learn by thiSi 
that none were able to unclofe 
theSookbuthe? 

A. That he is the only Me- 
diator between God and Man 3 
that no other Being, either in 
Heaven or Earth, is acquainted 
with the fecret Councils of Godj 
or can reveal them unto us, 
but he. 

<iJVhy is he called a lyon 
anA a Lamb^ Names of a con- 
trary Nature ? 

A, He is called ^ Lyon in rc- 
fpefl: of His Power and Strength* 
and a Lamb in refpeft of hi«i 
patient Suffirrance. 

. Q. ft^hat was Jhe'^edtoSt John 
when the Seals were opened ? 

A^ A white Horfe, fignifying 
l.the propagating of theOdpeK 
a. PerlecutiJk of the Saints, by 
the red Horfe. 3. Darknefs of- 
Soul, Clouds of Herefy, by the 
black Horfe. 4. Papal Tyranny, 
over the Souls and Bodies of 
Men* by the pale Horfe* and* 
Death upon him. 5. Complaints 
and Comforts of the Saints, from ' 
the gracious Pronriile of their 
Deliverance. 5. Terror of the/ 
Day of Judgment to thofe mer* 
cilefs Tyrants, chap. "\.\6. 7. 
Chrift, our Mediator, of&r.ing 
to his Father the Prayers of the 
Saints j and feven Angels,With ie- 
ven Trumpets, proclaming the 
raging Perfecution of Herefy, 
fome Edipfe of the Church by 
the Smoak of the Pit* and the 
Locufts J i.e. the fo^gv Mifts of 
V ^ ' Po- 



114 rh REVELATIO H 



Px)pib DoArine, and the Au- 
thors and Abettors of it, the ie- 
vcral irreligious Orders of Monks 
and Friars, ranged by their King, 
of Locufts, the Pope, to fight a- 
gainft,and to kill Men with their 
6moak and Sulphur,whichcomes 
out of their Mouths, ch. ix. i8. 

Qt What is the general Ufs of 
tbefe 'Precedents ? 

A. As touching the Perfon of 
God, we learn three Things : 
Firft, his loving Favour in de- 
nouncing and giving Knowledge 
beforehand by evident Tokens : 
what Rigour he p^urpofed to ex- 
ecute afterward, if he faw no 
Amendment in the Courfe of our 
Lives, chap. vi. Secondly, his 
merciful Care over the Eleft, in 
arming them acainft the Flood 
of thole Evils that were to over- 
flow the whole World; chap. 
xvii. Thirdly, the Truth of his 
Juflice, in executing all thole 
Plagues he had fo^told, upon 
the AVorld, chap, viii. 9, 

Q. What do "xe learn as touch- 
ing ourf elves ? 

-^. Three Things: Attention, 
to rcrgard the Threatnings of 
God 5 Repentance, to be lorry 
for our Sins 5 and Amendment 
of Life, to prevent the Rigour 
of bis Juftice. 

Q. f^hat as touching the In- 
(Iruments of God^rhich he ufeth 
in executing his Will ? 

^.Thtce Things: firft, that 
they wereAngels j fecondly, that 
they were obedient to his Will j 
and thirdly, that they were ex- 
peditious in performinie of their 
Charge. ' "^ ^ 

Q. What learn w^ as touch- 
it^ the £le3 ? 



^. Three Things. Fk&^ihc 
Place : they ftoo, . before the 
Throne anc the Lamb$ where- 
by is (hewed, that as they are 
under the Proteftion of God, 
lb are they always ready to do 
him Service. Secondly, their 
Habit : they were doathed in 
white Robes, wafhed in the 
Blood of the Lamb j whereby 
is fignified their pure, peaceable* 
and joyful Dignity/ Thirdly, 
their Victory : they had Palms 
in their Hands, whereby we are 
put in Mind of the Combats 
which they had fuftainedfor the 
Name of God, and the eternal 
Triumph which they have^ in 
Heaven, by the G>mmunion and 
Fellowfhip of our Saviour Jefus 
Chrift, chap. vii. 9. 

Q^fPhat as touching a natu- 
ral Man ? . 

A. A fpiritual Mifery, which 
fpreads itlelf into three Branch- 
es : Poverty of Heart, for want 
of Undefftanding 5 Blindneis of 
Mind, for want of Faith , and 
Nakedncfs of Soul^ for want of 
the white Robe of Righteouf- 
nefs, in Chrift Jefus, ch. iii. 
17. 

Q. What as touching a rege- 
nerated Man ? 
^. Three Properties: Strength 
of Faith 5 keeping of the Word 
of God 5 and free Confeffion of 
his Name, ver. 8. 

Q. / now pall proceed' unto 
the Vifion of the Jecond Book. 
Who had the Sx^k in his Band ? 

A, A Mighty Angel, ch. x. 1 1. 

Q. Who do you underjland by 
this Angel ? 

A. Our Saviour Chrift, tliat 
held 



7he R EVELJTIO N. 



beM the Book open in his Hand. 

Q. How is he defer i bed? 

-^. His Cloathing was a Cloud, 
and a Rainbow on his Head. 
, (ijf^at doth he f%nify by 
iheChud^. 

A. The diftilling of his Grace 
upon his People. 

QJtVhat by the Rainbow^. 

^. His Mindfulncfs of the 
Covenant of old, eftablifhed 
with the Faithful. 

Qi To what End? 

A. To procure the greater 
Authority to this Prophecy fol- 
lowing. 

^^iWhat wascontaitjed in the 
Book which he held? 
. A. The prophetical Hiftoryof 
the Church. 

Q. To whom did he give it ? 

A. To ^Yohn. 

Q. How did he cmmand him 
toufeitt 

J«. He bid him eat it, i. e. 
comprehend and thoroughly un- 
derftand it. 

Q^ How is the Hiflory qf the 
Church divided^. 

A. Into two Parts 5 into the 
Miniftry or Deeds of the Pro- 

S^iets, and the whole Body of 
e Church. 
" Q^In how many Things eon- 
fifieth the 50eeds ef the "Pro- 
fhetSy or Minifters qf the 
Church ? 

^A. In three Parts ; in their 
.Fight under the Crofsj in their 
iTiurdering, and in their raifing 
up again* 

Q. When began their Fight? 

A. Prefentlv upon the Death 
of Chrift. ^ 

Q. How, long did it continue ? 



"5 

A. One thoufand two hun-. 
dred and thrcefcore Years. 

Q^ How can that be-^ ths 
Text fays Days, chap. xi. 3. 

A. True, but it is to be un- 
derftood Years, after the Ex- 
ample of Ezekiel and T)anieh 
who interpret their Vtfions in 
like Manner, Days for Years. 

Q. Who was frophefkd thaP 
he pould murder and almofi ^x- 
tinguifh the 2)oSrine ? 

A. Pope Soniface the Eight, 
amoftmercilels and bloody Per- 
fecutor, who entered into the Pa- 

?acy, at the Expiration of ii6o 
eacs, chap. xi. 7. 

Q. How did he obtain th^ 
"Papacy ? 

A. By Subtilit]^, having in the , 
Night, by a falfe Oracle, per* 
fuaded his Predeceflfor, Celeftine^ 
to rcfign his Authority unto him. 

Q. How long did he rule T 

A. Three Years and a half ^ 
during which Time the Church 
of Chrift feemed to be dead and 
lie unburied. 

Q:, T)3e Text faith qf Sodom 
and Egypt 5 How then dc you 
fay qf Rome ? 

A. Rome is a foiritual Sodom^ 
and a ipiritual Egypt: Sodom 
in herfpiritual Adultery, Egypt 
in her fpiritual Oppreffion of 
the Church. 

Q. Who raifed the Chureb 
again t 

' A. The Spirit of Bifc coming 
from God, upon the Death of 
3ionifaee, chap.-xl 

Q. fDid the Spirit qf God 
raife up thqfe that bad been 
fiain? 

A. No, the Text faith, they 
alcend- 



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Q. Whaf do f^mwid^rftmdby 
tbatf .. ' ■' 

A' We §kre to underftand by; 
tbeUfeof the Scriptiue, that 
theCh;^?cb uf the Wickctl i^. 
c.ommonly'callecl the Work!, or 
tjip Eavtb h ^nd the Church of 
the Fftithflvl and EleSk called' 
Heaven: therefore, when it is 
faid they afcended up into Hea- 
ven, the Meaning is, they were, 
withdraw^ from the Tyranny of 
the wicked World, and gathered 
into the celeftial Church, i. e. 
feeing' the Tem{»le and puhlick 
Places were not open unto them, 
fecret Places were fariilified un- 
to them, as it were Heaven im- 
part from the reft of the World, 

Q: Having fpoke of the Mir 
^ifiKV ^f f^^ Churchy kt t4$ re-r 
' turn to the other ^Part of our 
S)ivijhfiy.^hkh was th^'ipjboie 
Sody of the Churcip : Ho'wdotii 
the fwhoie Sody of the, Church 
divide it/elf? ■ ,. - , 

J. Into t Wo Parts : into- ^he 
^ewijh Chriftian, and into the 
Chriftian Catholick Church ^ 
which 'confifteth not only of 
^€1)1% but of the believing Gen- 
tiles alff>. 

Q. When Vegan the Chriftian 
Jewiih Church ? i , 

'** jt. At tb^ Inftant of x\i€ (Jonr 
ception of o'.ir Saviour Ghrift. 

Q^When began ti)e Chriftian 
Ccaholick Church f 

A. At that Time, when »by the 
Preacliing. of the Apoftles the 
Gentiles, wer^ converted, . and 
did embrace the glad Tidings 
x)f the GofpcL 



Q. WMt doth St Jdbn fet 
down h£re for our InftruQion 9 

A, The Eftate both of the 
Jeimfti and Chriftian Catholick 
Church warfafing, or a« it was 
fiibjeft to the Affauits of her 
Enemies. 

Q. What is the Je^joifij Chri- 
ftian compared unto ? 

A. A N^oman with Child, 
chap. xii. ^. becaufe like unto 
a fruitful Woman, it is continu-r 
ally to bring forth Children un- 
to the Lord* 

Q;^ Horn is tpat Woman defer i- 
bed'^ 

A. By her Attire, and by her 
ftanding, ver» i. 
\ Q. &w mas her Attire ? 

A. Of two Sorts 5 the Cloth 
of her Body, and the Ornament 
of her Head, 

QiHofw was her Sody cloatb- 
ed? 

iirf.With.theSun. 

Q^lVhat was thereby Jignifi" 
ed? 

A: The ineftimablc Glory 
given unto the Church of Go.^, 

Q:^ How was her He^d adorn- 
edr 

. -//. With a Crown of 12 Stars. 

QjTlVhat is thereby fignified? 

A. The Kingdom ot Hearen, 
which belongeth uQtotheCfauic^. 

Q. How did pe ftand ? 

A. Upon the Moon. 

Q. If^hat do we karn by Phat ? 

A, That the true Church 
tramgleth. u^der her Feet ail 
Variableneft, unto which all 
Things under the Moon are fub- 

jea. 

Q. What was her ConfUEl ? 
A^ She rraveljed, and was in 
Danger 



m -^R E VB.LJT 10 Ri 1151 

Panger tq b^.vp »bcr GhlldJe- • Cl.Where ivas his fecoriSJf- 
yourVd by. a. fiety . Dragon, that fault ? 
Kad feveo t Head^^ and • opcMi- 
every He^ a Crawn* and ten 
Horn^, ^^r..4* ' 

/ Q, fV-kaiia you uxderfi^ndJ^y 
the U)ragon ? * m : 

- ^/Satan; \ . . / > 

Q. ^^-hat by his feven Heads. 

,- j^. Hi« wondcrfiil Polky' and 

Wifdpn)^ . a-bk ai; «nce to difturb 

tbed'even,Churbbes, i. e. theU* 

nivetial .Ghucchi./ . i • ...,^ 
Q^ What by his/even Crowns^fi 

• ^.,His Magiii&encc and Au- 
tbority, every Head being as th« 
Head of'aKinJEf. 1 

.Q. What by his ten Horns. •' 

ASl\.% great Ppwer, ftrf&ciently 
faraiiVi4?d..:to iburt the whole 
World. 

• \ Q. Whit is. mderftocd l?y the 
Child whom foe'^voutd devour ^ ^ 
\ , A. Chriftimyftieally, <'. e. one 
itnd entire Cbrift, in a Myftery, 



A. Upon Earth, and upon Ac 
Mother of the Child, and upoii 
thb. Church of the ^ewSy and 
upon thcChiilrch of the Gentiles; 
alterwardis gadiered. together in 

'' -Q. Ho'SQ did .the:.Mo$bery • i. e^ 
the Church of the Jews,. efCJife 
inthis.Affaiilt. '. • .\ 

^ She was carried by 'the 
Rower of Godv iteby the Wings 
of an Eagle, into u. Place of 
Refuge. 

• ;'Q. What ^.lac&^as that I 
\ A\ 9^€llais9i Ttuvsri feated cfd 
the other Side of Jordan in a 
deiart Country; . ^ 

Q^ Honx ^d Satan fur fue her ? 

A. With a Floodf.of Watbr 
caft out of his Mouth. . . 

Q. What underfiand ym hy 
the Flood' of Water. 

A. The BjimdnSr who dtt- 



qpo) pounded of the Perlbn of ftroyed ^fe^ft/ifew and thfc jSanc 
Chrift, a& p{ the Head and Body tuary that was therein 



of the Chutch, as of all the 
Members thereof united to the 
Head' by his .Spirit. 

Q. How was the Child deli- 
vered? 

A. God took it up to Heaven, 
and prepared a Place for the 
Mother in the Wildcrncfs. 

Q. Did Satan's Malice fo 
end? 

A. No, he gave two Affaults 
more 5 the ifirft was in Heaven, 
where he accufcd the Eledl of 
God Day and Night. 

Q. What u'as his Succefs ? 

A- He was thrown down from 
thence by the Power of Michael, 
#. & of Cbrift Jefus. 



Qr Who drank uf that Flood 
of Water, that it did not hurt 
the Church? 

A. The Earth) #.^.thc wicked 
fort of the 9i?w5 5 whrfe bloody 
Maflacre Satisfied the Fury of 
the RomanSy fo that the Elcft 
had Liberty to eicape. 

Q^When Satan Jaw himfalf 
again prevented^ how did he 
take it? . 

A. He was wroth and tnade 
War upon the reft of the Seed of 
the Woman, i. e. upon the Chri- 
ftian Catholick Church. 

Q^Howmany^rincifal'VhingS 
are nve to note tn the Hijipry of 
theChrifiian Catholick Church f 



ii8 the REVELAT 10 K 



A> Three 5 her Combats^ her 
ViSory, and her Glory. 

^With whom 'ivere her Com- 
$ats? 

A. With two kind of Beafts, 
die one whereoif had ieven Heads, 
and came out of. the Sea 5 the 
other had two Heads, and Ipmng 
out of the Earth, V>b^/. iiii. 

C^Whas do you under/land by 
thefirftSeaJir , 

The Tyranny inflifted upon 
the Church by^he evil Govern- 
ment of the Roman Empire. 

Q. What by thefecondSeaft ? 

A. The Pcrfecution of the 
Papifticai Hierarchy, by the Suc- 
cenion of Popes; v 

Qi^How did thisSeaJl arife P 

A. fiy little and little, out of 
Ac Earth. . 

Q^Whatis to beunderjloodiy 
the two Jiorns cf the Seaft ? 

A, Two Swords and two Keys, 
tempoi'afl a^d ipirttual Power. 

^ Wh'atiy his fpeaking like 
$L Dragon? 

A. Subtility, and Falfhood, 
like the old Serpent. 

Q^What by' tbeir taking of 
the Mark in^beir Right Hands 
and Fore Heads ^ 

A. ThcperfeS Obedience and 

•- Allegiance of all to the Beaft 5 

which otherwife fuffers not to 

buy and fell, r. e. civilCo nmerce. 

Q..Agaiti/i' 'whom doth the 
Church obtain her ViBory ? 

A, Agairift the two fieafts and 
the Dragon before fpoken of, and 
againft the Whore of the ipiri- 
tual Sabylony defchbed in the 
17th Chapter. 

Q;^What is underftood b^ the 
VihorQ of .Sabyhn ? 



A. The great City of Rome^ 
which reigneth over the Kings 
of the Earth, chap. xviL i8. 

(X.ShaUfie »nd<mbtedfy faU 
to Shame and Ruin. 

^. She f hall 5 the Spirit hath 
fpoken it exprefly. 

^Sywbofe Hand and T9W' 
er? 

'■ A. By the Power of ten Kings, 
formerly her Favourites,' wh<^ 
Hearts God Iball ^ut it in to ex* 
ccute the Fury of his Wrath 
upon her. 

Q. H(rw toail her Lovers take 
itr 

A. They rtiall ftand afar oflF, 
for Fear, laying, alas I alas ! that 
prat City, Babyhn^ riiat mighty 
City, in one Hour ftie is made 
defblate. 

<:t^ShaU fie not rife again 
andbe reftored? 

^. She ftiall not 5 fhe ftiall 
fink into Defttud:ion, as a Stone 
caft into the SesL^chap* xviii. 21. 

Q:,Sy what Means doth the 
Church get ViQory over her E- 
mmies ? 

^. By the. Affiftanceof Chrift, 
her Head and Captain. 

Q. Into how many 'Partsdotb 
his Ajft fiance ffr^adt 

A. Into four : the preaching 
of his Word, and the Works rf 
Faith, Patience, Obedience, let 
down in the 14th Chapter ; and 
alio Thfeamings and Judg- 
ments, proceeding Tfrom his di- 
vine Juftrce, declared in* the 1 5th 
and 1(5 th Chapters. 

Q:. Wherein . confifietb the 
Ghrycf the Church? 

A. In her perpetual Triumpb 
in the World to come, joined to 

her 



The R EVE LATl JSL ii^ 

her Bridegroom Chrift Jefus, in . are there incident to Men ? 
Toy that saver (hall have an A. Two : the firft is a Separa* 
indj a.Taftc of which Joy. is tion of the Soul and Body, and 
in fome &rt made manifel^ unto of this kind of Death all People 
us in the 21ft and 2 2d Chapters, muft tafte, as well the Godly as 
where the full Defcription of the Ungodlyj and the 2d, the Separa- 
te w Jertifakm-i where the Saints tion of the Soul and Body from 
/hall be for" ever happy, fet the Prefence of God for ever, to 
forth by Ibme myfterious l^efem- remain in Darknefs z and this is 
blances, not yet to be under- the Death that the Wicked only 
ftood. muft die ^ with which the Book 

(X*^hat pall become of the includes, confirming the Truth 
JEnemies of the Church ? of this Prophecy, and the Chur- 

>/. They fhall have their Por- ches eameft Defire of Chrift's 
tion in the Lake that burneth fecond Coming to Judgment : 
with Fire and Brimftone, which when every Man will receive a 
is the fecond Death. Reward according to his Work. 

Q. Hofoo many kinds qf2)eath 

Ohf This^Bodk was written by the Apolllc when baniflicd into the Iflc 
cf Patmos \^y the Roman Emperor. This Revelation is opened and ihut 
wich this Key, Alpha^ Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Firft and 
the Laft^ which gives Authority to the Book : For Alpha is. the firll Letter, 
and Omega the Name of the lad in the Greek Alphabet ; and are therefore 
lifed in this Place, figuratively to ihew, that as fure as thofe two Letters 
are univerfally received to begin and end the Greek Alphabet, fo certainly 
Chrid pur Saviour muft be acknowledged to be the Author and Finiiher of 
of onr Faith. All Teftin)ony therefore is either oraJ, i. e. by Word of 
Mouth, or fcriptural, /. e. by Writing ; and the Validity or Invalidity of 
either is to be judged of by the Quality and other Circumdances of their 
Authors: For all moral and >di vine Affairs, even of the greateft Moment, 
may deceive us, and either biafs or. corrupt our Judgment ; even in natural 
Things,, fuch as Pain and Pleafure, ue may .be mifled in judging, ac- 
cording as our Senfes are afTcfted, becaufe they are too apt to be partial to 
their own Side, fo as to call evil good, and good evil ; which makes me 
obferve the Frailty of human Reafon is fuch, the Credit given to it muft 
bear a due Proportion to its Author, who here is ftiled Divine, a Word of 
^e greateit Importance. And fince the Veracity and Faithfulnds of God 
are infinite 1 fo that whatever, comes from him muft needs l^e true, and he 
will let us want no Knowledge, either of his Nature or hib Will, that we 
are capable of, and can be erf" any Ufe towards the Promotion of our prc^ 
fent and eternal Welfare, if we require it ; (altho' we can pretend to no 
immediate Revelation or Infpiration from above, as the holy Patriarchs and 
Prophets, the Apoftles, and fome of the firft Chriflians had ) yet the Spirit 
{o workcth and ftriveth with Man, that many Things are revealed which 
in themfelves are myftical, in the moft furprizing and wonderful Manner': 
iut as the Aireft and moft perfc(^ Means of Inforroa;ion comes from God, 

vho 



110 •■ m REpEiArioU: 

who cannot li6> the written Word of God is our Safety and moft perfed 
ifcuide to Truth; as containing and prefcribing all Things n^efTart to be 
'known, believed, and'pra^lifed by us. For fo the Apoftle tells, us in 2 7r- 
'imaihy/m. 16. to v' ^i* ^^^^ Apocalypfe, Revelation; or Vifion; (from the 
^Word Apocalypfis) in which is lively, fet forth the Divinity of Chrift^ and 
'the Tedimbnies of our Redemption ; what Things the Spirit of God al- 
loweth in the Minifiers, and what Things he reprovethi the Providence of 
'God for his £Ied, and of their Glory and Confolation in the Day of Ven- 
geance ; how that the Hypocrites,: which dung like Scorpions the Mem* 
bers of Chrift. fiiall be deflroyed : But the Lamb Chriil Oiall defend them 
which bear Witnefs to the Truth, who, in fpite of the Bead and Satan, will 
^teign over all. The lively Defcription of Antichrift is. fet forth, whole 
Time and Power notwithftanding^s limited : And tho' he is permitted to 
rage againft the Eled ; yet his Power ftretcheth no further than to the 
^Hurt of the Body, and at length he (hall be deftroyed by the Wrath of 
God ; when the Elect fhall give Praift to God for the Viftory t Nevcr- 
thelefs for a Seafon God will permit this Antichrift and Strumpet, under 
Colour of fair Speech, and pleafant Dodrine, to deceive the World: 
Wherefore he advertifeth the godly (who are but a fmall Portion) to avoid 
this Harlot*s Flatteries and Brags, whofe .Ruin, without Mercy, they (ball 
fee, and with the heavenly Companies fing continual Praifes : For the 
Lamb is married ; the Word 6f God hath gotten the Viftory j Satan, that 
a long Time was untied, is now caft, -Vith his Minil^ers, into the Pit of 
.Tire, to be tormented for ever ; whereap, on the contrary, the Faithful 
Xwhich are the holy City of Jtru/a/em, and Wife of the Lamb) (hall enjoy 
perpetual Glory. 

Thus far, courteous Reader, I have brought this great and laborioos 
• Work to a Conclufion, in the Manner it was propofed, and with that Care 
and Fidelity as fucTi a ufcful and pious Defign requires; and, it may ht 
.hoped, with the Approbation and Eftecm of the devout and Hameroufi 
Subfcribers thereto. 

Lnji/y, Let it fuffice now to return my hearty Thanks to thofe by whofe 
kind Afiiftance I was enabled to perform my Conditions. This Copy took 
me feveral Years' compiling, bcfidcb travelling upwards of 3000 Miles upon 
Its Account. Who then but a Madman would have drop'd a Property fo 
dearly purchafed, as Tome have been pleafed to report ? The publick Benefit 
ought to be the principal End of every Work intended for the In(hii6Hon 
of Pofterity, as well as the prefent Age ; and the general Approbation that 
this worthy Undertaking has met with, of Confequence deferves Coniidera- 
.tion : And it is prefumM the Nature and Defign of it is to be readily com- 
prehended by the generality -of Readers,* as it has been my chief ;Care to 
^n^a^e the Attention with a familiar Stile, abflraft from the unintelligible 
Terms of the Schoolmen ; not to make good Difputants, but1!b promote 
Virtue and Chriftian Knowledge ; not to puzzle nor deceive, bat to in- 
*flrua and confirm my Readers, more efpecially the tender Part of Man- 
kind, in the Knowledge and Love of God, and of his Son Jefus Ckrift our 
Lord', to whom be Glory for ever and ever. Jmcn. 

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