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and for the Lamps thereof: every PERFECT Girt is from above,
ne nf and cometh down from the FATHER and for the Candlesticks of an
of Lights, with 'whom is oo VariaSilver by weight, both for bleness, neither Shadow of turning. the Candlesticks, and also for 2 Cor. vii. 1 Having therefore these
FROMISES, let us cleanse ourselves the Lamps thereof, according from all Filthiness of the Flesy and to the Use of every Candle- SPIRIT, perfe&ing Holiness in the stick.
Fear of God. · 76 And by weight he gave (III) Psal. cx. 3 Thy People shall be Gold for the Tables of Shew- WILLING in the Day of thy Power, is
the Beauties of Holines from the bread, and likewise Silver for Womb of the Morning : thou haft the Tables of Silver.
the Dew of thy Youth. 17 Allo pure Gold for the he u n e cow for the Ira. i. 19 If ye be wIILING and e
bedient, ye lhall eat the Good of Flesh-hooks, and the Bowls, the Land and the Cups : and for the ,
(IV) fer. xvii. 9 The Heart is deceit. golden Barons :
ful above all Things, and desperately 18 And for the Altar of wicked, who can know it? refined Gol by 10 I the LORD SEARCH The Heart,
Y I try the Reins, even to give to ere. weight, and Gold for the
ry Man according to his Way, and Pattern of the Chariot of the according to the Fruit of his Doings.
Hib. iv. 12 For the Word of God Cherubims, that spread out is
is quick and powerful, and sharper their Wings, and covered the than any two edged sword, piercing Ark of the COVENANT of even to the dividing alunder of Soul
and Spirit, and of the Joints and the LORD.
Marrow, and is a Discerner of the 19 All this, said David, the Thoughts and lotents of the Heart. LORD made me UNDER
(V] Psal. ix. 30 And they that know
U STAND in WRITING by his thy Name will put their Trust in thee; Hand upon me, even all the for thou, Lord, haft not FORSAKEN
them that seek thee. Works of this pattern.
Pial. xxiv. 6 This is the Genera20 And David said to So- tion of them that stak him, that lomon his Son, Be strong and seek thy Face, O Jacob.
a. Fjal. Ixiii. 1 o God, thou art my of good courage, and do it: God, early will I seek thee: my Soul fear not, nor be dismayed, thirfteth for thee, my Flesh longerh for the LORD God, even my for thee in a dry and thirsty Land
where no Water is. God, will be with thee, he Pal. lxx. 4 Let all those that SEEK will not FAIL thee, nor FOR- thee rejoice, and be glad in thee : sake thee, until thou hast and let such as love thy Salvatioa
say continually, Let God be magai. finished all the Work for the field.“ Service of the House of the Pial. cxix. 2 Blessed are they that
keep his Testimonies, and that sizi LORD.
him with the whole HEART. 21 And behold, the Courses Prov. vui, 17 I love them that love of the Priests and the Levites, me, and those that SEEK nie ear y
* even they shall be with thee,
fhall FIND me.
con 'Cune. iii. 2 I will rise now, and go for all the Service of the about the Cicy in ibc Streeis, and in
· House of God, and there the Broad ways I will seek him whom Il be with thee for all man- my Soul LOVETH.
Tra. xi. 10 And in that Day there ner of Workmanship, every shall be a Root of Jeffe, which shall willing skilful Man, for any
ftand for an Ensign of the People;
to it shall the GENTILES SEEK, and his manner of Service : also the Reft their Princes and all the People will 12. xxvi. 9 with my Soul have I be wholly at thy Command- DFSIRED thee in the Night, yea, wiih
my Spirit within me wiil I SEEK thee ment.
early. Ila. xlv. 19 I have not spoken in secret, in a dark Place of the Earth: I said not unto the Seed of Jacob, SEEK ye me in vain.
Amor v 4. For thus faith the LORD, unto the House of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye mall live.
8 SEEK him that makech the seven Stars and Orion, and turneih the Shadow of Death into the Morning, and maketh the Pay dark with Night : that callesh for the Waters of the Sea, and poureth them upon the Face of the Earth, the LORD is his Name.
Marin, vi. 33 SEEK ye first the Kingdom of God and his RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these Things Thall be ADDED unto you.
Rom. ii. 7 to them, who by patient Continuance in well-doing seek for Glory, and Honour, and Immortality, ETERNAL LIFE.
Heb. xi. 6 But without Faith it is impoflible to please him, for he that cometh to God ipuft BELIEVE that he is, and that he is a Rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Col. iii. 1 If ye ihen be risen with CHRIST, SEEK those things which are ABOYB, where CHRIST Gurech on the Right Hand of God.
(Villai.i.28 And the Destruction of the Transgresors, and of the Sinners hall be together, and they that FORSAKE the Lord shall be consumed.
fer xvii. 13 O LORD, the Hope of Israel, all that FORSAKE thee shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the Earth, beCause they have FCRSAKEN the LORD, the Fountain of living Waters.
Jer. ii. 13 For iny Peo; le have committed two Evils : They have FORSAKEN me the Fountain of living Waters, and hewed them out Cifterns, broken Cifterns that can hold no Water.
Pfal. ix. 10 And they that know thy Name will put their Trust in thee, for thou Lord haft not FORSAKEN them that seek thee. *
* This Charge and Instruction given by David to his Son, was at the time when he was about to resign bis Crown and Kingdom to him, and when he had in his View the near Approach of his own Death. It containing in Miniature many of the prin. cipal Duties that are requifie to eternal Salvation, as may appear by the References there'o annexed, is therefore a very proper Lesson for Paren s, Masters, and Mistreres to itach the Children under their Care ; and that it may be imprinted in their MimoTies, Ibey fould be required often 10 repeat the same,
CH A P. XXIX. i David by his Example and Intrçaty, 6 causeth the Princes
and People to offer willingly. 10 David's Thanksgiving and Prayer. 20 The People having blessed God, and sacrificed, make Solomon King. Ver. 1 [Urthermore, David the King said unto all the
I Congregation, Solomon my Son, whom alone
GOD God hath chosen, is yet young and tender, and the Work is great : for the PALACE is not for Man, but for the LORD GOD.
2 Now I have prepared with all my Might for the House of my God, the Gold for Things to be made of Gold, and the Silver for Things of Silver, and the Brass for Things of Brass, the Iron for Things of Iron, and Wood for Things of Wood; Onyx-stones, and Stones to be set, Glisteringftones, and of divers Colours, and all manner of precious Stones, and Marble-stones in abundance.
3 Moreover, because I have set my AFFECTION to the House of my God, I have of mine own proper Good, of Gold and Silver, .which I have given to the House of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy House,
4 Even three thousand Talents of Gold, of the Gold of Ophir, and seven thousand Talents of refined Silver, to overlay the Walls of the Houses withal.
5 And who then is willing to consecrate his Service this Day unto the LORD?
6 Then the chief of the Fathers and Princes of the Tribes of Israel, and the Captains of Thousands, and of Hundreds, with the Rulers over the King's Work, offered willingly,
7 And gave for the Service of the House of God, of Gold, five thousand Talents, and ten thousand Drams; and of Silver, ten thousand Talents; and of Brass, eighteen thoufand Talents; and one hundred thousand Talents of Iron.
8 And they with whom precious Stones were found, gare them to the Treasure of the House of the Lord, by the Hand of Jehiel the Gershonite. . .
9 Then the People rejoyced, for that they offered wilJingly, because with PERFECT HEART they offered willing. ly to the Lord: and David the King allo rejoyced with great Joy.
10 Wherefore David blessed the LORD before all the CONGREGATION : and David said, Blessed be thou LORD God of Israel our Father, for ever and EVER.
ulk Thine, O LORD, is Rev. iv. ii Thou art woRTHY, O the GREATNESS, and the LORD, to receive GLORY, and HoPower, and the GLORY, NOUR, and POWER ; for thou hast cisand the VICTORY, and the SURE they are and were CREATED.
ATED all Things, and for thy PLSAMAJESTY : for all that is in Rev. v. 13 And every Creature the HE AVEN and in the which is in HEAVEN, and on the
Earth is thine; thine is the EARTH, and under the Earth, and
such as are in the Sea, and all that
are in them, heard I, saying, BLESart EXALTED as HEAD A- SING, and HONOUR, and GLORY, and BOVE all.
POWER, be unto him that fitreth up
on the THRONE, and unto the LAMB 12 Both RICHES and
for EVER and EVER. HONOUR come of thee, and Marih. vi. 13 For thine is the Kingthou REIGNEST over all, DOM, and the Power, and the Glo
RY, for EVER. Amen. and in tnine nana is row. I Tim. i. 17 Now unto the KING er and Might, and in thine ETERNAL, IMMORTAL, INVISIBLE, the Hand it is to make GREAT,
only wise God, be HONOUR and Glo
Ry for EVER and EVER. Amen. and to give Strength unto
Col. i. Is Who is the Image of the all.
INVISIBLE God, the First-born of 13 Now therefore, our every Creature :
16 For by him were all Things God, we thank thee, and CREATED that are in HEAVEN, and PRAISE thy GLORIOUS that are in EARTH, VISIBLE and inNAME,
VISIBLE, whether they be THRONES,
or DOMINIONS, or PRINCIPALITIES, or 14 But who am I, and POWERS : all Things were created by what is my People, that we him, and for him. should be able to offer so
17 And he is before all Things, ihould be able
10 Oct 10 and by him all Things CONSIST. willingly after this sort ? for Dan. iv. 34 And at the End of the all Things COME of thee, and Days, I Nebuchadnezzar lift up minc of thine own have we given ñ
Eyes unto Heaven, and mine Underme OWN nave we given standing returned to me, and I BLESthee.
SED the MOST HIGH, and I PRAISED
and HONOURED him that livech for ever, whose Dominion is an EVERLASTING DOMINION, and his KINGDOM is from Generation to Generation.
35 And all the Inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his Will in the ARMY OF HEAVEN, and among the InHABITANTS of The EARTH : and none can stay his Hand, or say unto him, What doeft thou?
Dan, vi. 25 King Darius wrote unto all People, Nations, and Languages that dwell in all the Earth, Peace be multiplied unto you.
26 I make a Decree, that in every Dominion in my Kingdom, Men TREMBLE and Fear before the God of Daniel : for he is the LIV ING GOD, and STEDFAST for Ever, and his KINGDOM that which shall not be DESTROY ED, and his DOMINION shall be even unto the END.
27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh Signs and Wonders in Heaven and in Earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the Power of the Lions.
15 1 For we are STRAN- ' Psal. xxxix. IT When thou with GERS before thee. and So- Rebukes doft correâ Man for Ini
quity, thou makes his Beauty to JOURNERS, as WERE all our consume away like a Moth : surely FATHERS: OUR DAYS on every Man is VANITY. the Earth are as a SHA
12 For I am a STRANGER with thee,
and a SOJOURNER, as all my Fathers Dow, and there is none A- were. BIDING.
Heb. xi. 13 These all died in Faith, 16 O LORD our God. all not having received the Promises, but
this STORE that we have pre- having seen them afar off and were
ir persuaded of them, and embraced pared to build thee an House ?
ne ihem, and confefled they were STAANfor thine holy Namė, COM- Gers and Pilgrims on the Earth. ETH of thine HAND, and is 1 Pet. ii. 11 Deariy Beloved, I be
seech you as STRANGERS and PILGRIMS, all THINE OWN. .
ABSTAIN from FLESHLY LUSTS, which 17 I know also, my God, war against the Soul. that thou TRIEST the HEART, Pfal cii. 14 My Days are like a
SHADOW that deciineth : and I ain and hast Pleasure in UPRIGHT
Grass. Ness. As for ine, in the Up- Pal.cxliv. 4 Man is like to VaniRIGHTNESS of mine Heart I ty:his Days are as a SHADOW that
declineth. have willingly offered all these fobiv. 16 I heard a Voice, saying, Things : and now have I 17 Shall MORTAL MAN be more feen with Toy. thy People just than Gov! Thall a Man be more
pure than his MAKER? which are present here, to 18 Behold, he put no Truft in bis offer willingly unto thee. Servants: and his ANGELS he charged 18 O LORD God of Abra:
19 How much less in them that ham, Isaac, and of Israel our dwell in Houses of Clay, whose Fathers, keep this for ever in Foundation is in the Dust, which are
the crushed before the Moth. the IMAGINATION of the “
20 They are destroyed from MordTHOUGHTS of the Heart of ing to Evening, they perish for ever thy People, and PREPARE without any regarding it.
Job viii. 9 (fo: we are but of Ye their Hearts unto thee.
Aterday, and know nothing, because 19 And give unto Solomon our Days on the Earth are a SHADOW) my Son a perfect Heart Job xiv. 1 Man that is born of a
Woman, is of few Days, and full of TO KEEP thy Commandments, Trouble. thy Testimonies, and thy Sta- 2 He cometh forth like a Flower, tutes, and to do all these and is cut down : he fleeth also as a
SHADOW, and continueth not. Things, and to build the Pa- 2 And dort thou open thine Eyes lace for the which I have made upon such an one, and briogeft ine Provision.
into Judgment with chee. 20 And David said to all the Congregation, Now BLESS the LORD your God. And all the Congregation blessed the LORD God of their Fathers, and BOWED DOWN their Heads, and WORSHIPPED the LORD and the King.
21 And they sacrificed Sacrifices unto the Lord, and offered Burnt-offerings unto the LORD on the Morrow after that Day, even a thousand Bullocks, a thousand Rams, and a thousand Lambs, with their Drink-offerings and Sacrifices in abundance for all Israel,
22 And did eat and drink before the LORD on that Day with great Gladness, and they made Solomon the Son of David King the second time, and anointed him unto the LORD, to be the chief Governour, and Zadok to be Priest.