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vowes. Then when the Sea ceased; here is the wonder: Had they made vowes in the mide of the tempeft, the matter had not been great; bue now, when che tempeft was over, then to make vowes, is worthy of our observation, and worthy of our imitation. One vow made and kept af. ter the cempeft, is worth a thousand promised in the same.

5. Let them pity and pray for those that are ander affliction ; Lord teach them as well as correct them, that they may be blessed; let them come forth out of affliction as Gold purified seven times let them lose nothing in that furnace, but their droffe ; let them be purified from their firs, and purged from their iniquities ; strengthen their Faith and Patience, and (in thy due time, if it be for thy Glory and their good) vouchsafe tben a gracious deliverance. Pfal.119.67. Before I was affitted I went stra,

but now í bave kept thy Word. V.71. It is good for me that I have been afflicted

that I might learn thy Statutes. Ifa.379. By this therefore shall the inigaity o

Facob be purged, and this is all the fruit, u

take Zach. 13. ult

. And I will bring the third par thromzh the fire, and will refine them as filvers? refined, and will try them as Gold is tried, the fhill call on my Name, and I will hear them,

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will say it is my people, and they fhall say, the

Lord is my God. Heb.12.11 Now no chaftning for the present seem

eth to be joyous, but grievoses, nevertheleffe afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righte-,

owlvesse unto them wbich are exercised thereby. Prov.24.10. If thon faint in the day of adverfity;

thy strength is small. Rev.13.10.-Here is the patience and the Faith

of the Saints. Heb.6.12.-- Be ye followers of them who through

Faith and patience inherit the promises. Pfal.9.10. And they that know thy Name will put

their trust in thee, for thou Lord haft not forsa

ken them that seek thee. Lam, 3.26. It is good that a man should both hope,

and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord. V.27. It is good for a man that he bear the yoke

in his youth. Pfal. 146.5. Happy is he that hath the God of fa

cob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his

God, Psal.56.3. What time I am afraid, I will trust in

thee. Pfal. 112.7. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings

bis heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 2 Cor.5.6. Therefore we are alwaies confident

knowing, that whilft we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. V.7. For we walk by Faith, not by sight.

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ven me, shall I not drink it ? Luke 21. 19. In your patience poßeffe ye your

fouls. Job.13.15. Though he say me, yet will I trust in

him. 2 Chron. 16.12. And Afa in the nine and thir

tieth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great, get is his disease be fought not to the Lord, but to the phy

fiiians. Pfal.41.4. I said, Lord be merciful unto me, hea!

may soul, før I have sinned against thee. Pfal.107.17. Fools, because of their transgresies,

and because of their iniquities are afflicted. Neh.9.33. Hombeit those art just in all the thes

hast brought upon us, for thou haft done right,

but we have done wickedly. Pral. 119.75. I know, O Lord that thy judgmes

are right, and that thow in faithfulwesse haft of

Nitted me Micah 7.9. I will bear the indignation of the Lori

because I have finned against him. Hib.3.2. O Lord in wrath remember mercy. Job.34.31, Surely, it is meet to be said unto Goi

I have born chastisement, I will not affend the P2.94.12.Blessed is the man whom thou chaftene

O Lord, and teacheft him out of thy Law. Job 34.32. That which I see noi, teach cher *

any more.

if I have done iniquiry, I will do no more Heb.12.6. For whom the Lord loveth he chast

neth, and scourgeth every son whom he recei

veth. Prov.3.12. For whom the Lord loveth he correlt.

eth, even as a Father the fon in whom he de

lighteth, Rev.3.19. As many as I love, I rebuke and cha

ften, be zealous therefore, and repeni. 3 Cor.4.16. For which cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, get the inward

man is renewed day by day. V.18. While we look not at the things which are feen, but at the things which are not seen, for the things which are seen, are temporal, but the

things which are not seen, are eternal. Pfal.41.1. Blessed is he that considereth the poor,

the Lord will deliver him ir time of trouble. V.3. The Lord will strengthen hins upon the bed of his languishing, thou wilt make all his bed in

his ficknese, 2 Chron.32.24. In those dales Hezekiah was fick

to the death, and prayed unto the Lord, and he spake unto him, and he gave him a sign. V.35. But Hezekiahrendred not again according

to the benefit done unto him; for his heart was lifted up, therefore there was wrath

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bim, and upon Fudah and Ferusalem. Jonah 2.6. Thou haft brought up my life from cor

ruprion, O Lord my God.

V.7. When my soul fainted within me, I remembred the Lord, and my prayer came in unto thes

, into thine holy Temple. V.9. I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of

thanksgiving, I will pay that that I have vowed, salvation is of the Lord. Plal.50.14. Offer unto God thanksgiving, and pa

thy vows unto the most High. Pfal.66.13. I will go into the House with burnt of

ferings, I will pay thee my vows. V.14. Which my lips have watered, and my mouth

bath spoken wben I was in trouble. Pfal.56.12. Thy vows are spon me O God; I will

render praises unto thee. Psal. 116.12. What fball I render unto the Lord,

for all bis benefits towards me? V.13. I will take the cup of salvation, and cali

upon the Name of the Lord. V.14. I will pay my vows unto the Lord, nor is the presence of all his people.

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