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Deut. xxvi. 11. And thou fhalt rejoice in every good thing, which the LORD thy GOD hath given unto thee, and unto thine house.

Deut. xxviii. 3. Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

Ver. 4. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle ; the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.

Ver. 5. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.

Ver. 6. Blessed shalt thou be when thou comeft in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goeft out.

Ver. 8. The LORD fhall command a blessing upon thee in thy store-houses, and in all that thou setteft thine hand unto : And he shall bless thee in the land, which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.

Pf. xxxvii. 16. A little that a righteous man hath, is better than the riches of many wicked.

Prov. X. 22. The blefling of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no forrow'with it.

Prov. xv. 16. Better is a little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure and trouble therewith.

Eccl. ii. 26. GOD doth give to a man that is good in his fight, wisdom, and knowledge, and joy : But to the finner he giveth travel, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before GOD.

Eccl. ii. 13. Also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of his labour, it is the gift of GOD.;

Eccl. v. 19. Every man, to whom GOD hath giv en riches and wealth, and hath given him power to eat thereof, and to take his portion, and to rejoice in his labour ; this is the gift of GOD.

Ver. 20. For he shall not much remember the days of his life ; because GOD answereth him in the joy of his heart.

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XIII. A BLESSING upon the Children of the Good.

Deut. iv. 40. Thou shalt keep his statutes that it may go well with thee, and thy children after thee, Deut. v. 29.

Prov. xiii. 22. A good man leaveth an inheritance unto his children's children ; and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Prov. xiv. 26. In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence ; and his children shall have a place of refuge. .

Prov. xi. 21. The feed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Prov. xx. 7. The just man walketh in his integrity : His children are blessed after him.

Pf. cii. 28. The children of thy servants shall continue, and their feed shall be established before thee.

Ps. cxii. 2. His seed shall be mighty upon earth : The generation of the upright shall be blessed.

Pl. xxv. 13. His feed shall inherit the earth.

Pf. xxxvii. 25. I have been young and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Ver. 26. He is ever merciful and lendeth : And his feed is blessed.

PS. cxlvii. 13. He hath blessed thy children within thee.

Jer. xxxii. 39. I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me for ever, for the good of them, and of their children after them.


A BLESSING upon the Families of the Good.

Job v. 24. Thou shalt know also that thy tabernacle shall be in peace ; and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not fin. Job väi. 6. If thou wert pure and upright, surely


now he would awake for thee, and make the habitation of thy righteousness prosperous.

Ver. 7. Though thy beginning were small, yet thy latter end should greatly increase.

Pf. cxxviii. 3. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine by the sides of thine houfe ; thy children like oliveplants round about thy table.

Ver. 4. Behold, thus shall the man be blessed, that feareth the LORD.

Ver. 5. The Lord shall bless thee out of Zion ; and thou shalt see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life.

Ver. 6. Yea, thou shalt see thy children's children, and peace upon Ifrael.

Prov. iii. 33. He blesseth the habitation of the just.

Prov. xii. 7. The house of the righteous shall stand.

Prov. xiv. 11. The tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.


Promises relating to the Troubles of Life.

I. In general. Of Preservation TOB v. 19. He shall deliver thee from Trouble. J in fix troubles ; yea, in seven,

there shall no evil touch thee. PS. xxxi. 13. The LORD preserveth the faithful.

PS. xxxii. 6. For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee, in a time when thou mayest be found :Surely in the floods of great waters they fhall not come nigh unto him. Ver. 7. Thou abt my hiding place, thou shalt pre

serve me from trouble : Thou shalt compass me abou: with songs of deliverance.

Pl. xci. 10. There shall no evil befal thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

Prov. xii. 21. There shall, no evil happen to the


Prov. xvi. 19. The way of the flothful man is an hedge of thorns : But the way of the righteous is made plain. Deliverance out

Fob viii. 20. Behold, GOD will

• not cast, away a perfect man, neither of Trouble. will he help the evil doers.

Ver. 21. Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.

Job xi. 16. Thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away.

Job xxxvi: 16. Even so would he have removed thee out of the strait into a broad place, where there is no straitness ; and that which should be set on thy table, should be full of fatness.

Pf. xxx. 5. His anger endureth but a moment : In his favour is life : Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

P/. xxxiv. 19. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Pf. xlii. 11. Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God..

Ps. lxxviii. 13. Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.

Ps. Ixxi. 20. Thou which haft shewed me great and fore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt . bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

Pf. xviii. 27. Thou wilt fave the afflicted people, but will bring down high looks.

Ver. 28. For thou wilt light my candle : The LORD my GOD will enlighten my darkness.

Pf. cxlvi. 8. The LORD openeth the eyes of the blind, the LORD raiseth them that are bowed down.

Pf. cvii. 19. They cry unto the LORD in their trouble : He delivereth them out of their distresses.

Pf. cxxvi. 5. They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy.

Ver. 6. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious feed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

Prov. xxi. 8. The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

Prov. xii. 13. The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips : but the just shall come out of trouble.

Prov. xxiv. 16. A just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again.

fer. xxix. 11. I know the thoughts that I think towards you, faith the LORD ; thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Jer. xxxi. 12. Their soul shall be as a watered garden, and they shall not sorrow any more.

Ver. 13. I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their forrow

Hof. iv. I. Come and let us return unto the LORD, for he hath torn, and he will heal us ; he hath smitaten, and he will bind us up.

Pf. ix. 9. The LORD will be a Support under Troubles.

refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in

in times of trouble. Pf. xxii. 24. He hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted ; neither hath he hid his face from him :. But when he cried unto him, he heard.

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