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should turn from those vanities, unto heaven or earth), as there be gods the living God, which made heaven many, and lords many; but to us and earth, &c.—Acts xiv. 11-15. 18. there is but one God, &c.- Cor.
We write unto them, that they viii. 4–6. abstain from pollutions of idols. Neither be ye idolaters, as were Acts xv. 20. 29.
some of them: as it is written, The Paul, &c. at Athens, his spirit was people sat down to eat and drink, and stirred within him, when he saw the rose up to play, &c. My dearly becity wholly given to idolatry (or full loved, Aee from idolatry, &c. What of idols), therefore disputed he in the say I then, that the idol is any thing? synagogue, &c. Ye men of Athens, or that which is offered in sacrifice to I perceive that in all things ye are idols is any thing? But I say, that too superstitious : for, as I passed the things which the Gentiles sacriby, and beheld your devotions (or fice, they sacrifice to devils, and not gods whom ye worship), I found an to God; and I would not that
should altar with this inscription, To The have fellowship with devils.—1 Cor. UNKNOWN GOD. Whom therefore ye x. 7. 14. 19, 20. ignorantly worship, &c. Forasmuch Ye know that ye were Gentiles, then as we are the offspring of God, carried away unto these dumb idols, we ought not to think that the god- even as ye were led.—1 Cor. xii. 2. head is like unto gold, or silver, or Ye did service unto them, which by stone, graven by art, or man's device. natnre are not gods.—Gal. iv. 8. -Acts xvii. 16, 17, 22, 23. 29.
turned to God from idols, Demetrius said, This Paul hath to serve the living and true God.persuaded and turned away much 1 Thess. i. 9. people, saying, That they be no gods Little children, keep yourselves which are made with hands : so that from idols.—1 John v. 21. not only this our craft is in danger to And the rest of the men which were be set at nought; but also, that the not killed by these plagues, yet retemple of the great goddess Diana pented not of the works of their should be despised, and her magnifi- hands, that they should not worship cence should be destroyed, whom all devils, and idols of gold, and silver, Asia and the world worshippeth, &c. and brass, and stone, and of wood; Great is Diana of the Ephesians, &c. which neither can see, nor hear, por The image which fell down from walk.-Rev. ix. 20. Jupiter.-Acts xix. 26–28. 34, 35. The Lord will be terrible unto
When they knew God, they, glori- them; for he will famish (or make fied him not as God, neither were lean) all the gods of the earth.-Zeph. thankful; but became vain in their ii. 11. imaginations, &c. and changed the glory of the incorruptible God, into an image made like to corruptible
CHAP. XXXIX. man, and to birds, &c. who changed * the truth of God into a lie, and served
THEY ARE, AND DO. the creature more than the Creator. -Rom. i. 21. 23. 25. ii. 22. Ps.cvi. And the angel of the Lord found 19-21.
Hagar by a fountain of water, &c. Thou who abhorrest idols, dost And the angel of the Lord said unto thou commit sacrilege ?—Rom. ii. 22. her, Return to thy mistress, &c. I
We know that an idol is nothing will multiply thy seed exceedingly, in the world, and that there is none &c.—Gen. xvi. 7–11. other God but one : for though there Three men appeared to Abraham: be that are called gods (whether in his discourse with them, and enter
OF ANGELS APPEARING TO MEN: WHAT
taining of them.-Gen. xviii. Dan, And Jacob went on his way, and x. 5, &c.
the angels of God met him ; and when And there came two angels to So- Jacob saw them, he said, This is dom at even, and Lot sat in the gate God's host, &c. And Jacob was left of Sodom: and Lot seeing them, rose alone, and there wrestled a man with up to meet them; and he bowed him- him, &c. As a prince hast thou power self with his face toward the ground, with God and with men, &c. And &c. but the men put forth their hand, Jacob said, I have seen God face to and pulled Lot into the house, &c. face, and my life is preserved.—Gen. and they smote the men that were at xxxii. 1, 2. 24. 28. 30. Hosea xii. 4. the door of the house with blindness, The angel which redeemed ine from &c. And the men said unto Lot, all evil, bless the lads.-Gen. xlviii. 16. Hast thou here any besides? son-in And the angel of the Lord appeared law, &c. for we will destroy this unto Moses in a flame of fire out of place, &c. The angels hastened Lot, the midst of a bush, &c. And when &c. and while he singered, the men the Lord saw that he turned aside to laid hold upon his hand, &c. When see, God called unto him out of the they had brought them forth abroad, midst of the bush, &c. said, I am the he said, Escape for thy life, &c. And God of thy father, &c.—Exod. iii. Lot said unto them, O not so, my 2–6. Acts vii. 30. 35. Lord, &c. And he said unto him, See, And the angel of God which went I have accepted thee concerning this before the camp of Israel, removed, thing, &c. Then the Lord rained and went behind them: and the pillar upon Sodom, and upon Gomorrah, of the cloud, &c.—Exod. xiv. 19, 20. brimstone, &c.—Gen. xix. 1. 10–13. Behold, I send an angel before thee 15-19. 21. 24.
to keep thee in the way, &c. for mine And the angel of God called to Ha- angel shall go before thee, and bring gar out of heaven, and said unto her, thee in unto the Amorites.—Exod. What aileth thee, Hagar? Fear not, xxiii. 20. 23. xxxii. 34. xxxiii. 2. for God hath heard the voice of the He heard our voice, and sent an lad.-Gen. xxi. 17.
angel, and hath brought us forth out And the angel of the Lord called of Egypt.-Numb. xx. 16. unto him out of heaven, and said, God was angry with Balaam, beAbraham, Abraham, &c. Lay not cause he went: and the angel of the thine hand upon the lad, &c. And Lord stood in the way, for an adverthe angel of the Lord called unto sary against him, &c. And the ass Abraham out of heaven the second (upon which he rode) saw the angel time.-Gen. xxii. 11, 12. 15.
of the Lord standing in the way, and Abraham said unto his servant, his sword drawn in his hand : and the The Lord God of heaven, &c. he shall ass turned aside, &c. But the angel send his angel before thee, and thou of the Lord stood in a path of the shalt take a wife unto my son from vineyards, &c. And when the ass thence.-Gen. xxiv. 6, 7.
saw the angel of the Lord, she thrust Jacob dreamed, and behold a ladder, herself unto the wall, &c. And the &c. and the angels of God ascending angel of the Lord went farther, and and descending on it.—Gen. xxviii. 12. stood in a narrow place, &c. and when
The angel of God spake unto Jacob the ass saw the angel of the Lord, in a dream, &c. said, For I have seen she fell down under Balaam, &c. all that Laban doth unto thee: I am Then the Lord opened the eyes of the God of Bethel, where thou anoint- Balaam, and he saw the angel of the edst the pillar, and where thou vow- Lord standing in the way, and his edst a. vow unto me.-Gen. xxxi. sword drawn in his hand: and he 11-13.
bowed down his head, and fell flat on
his face, &c. And the angel of the wisdom of an angel of God.--2 Sam. Lord said unto Balaam, Go with the xiv. 20. men; but only the word that I shall When the angel stretched out his speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it, Numb. xxii. 22—27. 31–35. the Lord repented him of the evil.
When Joshua was by Jericho, &c. 2 Sam. xxiv. 16. 1 Chron. xxi. 15, behold there stood a man over against 16. 18. 20. 30. him with his sword drawn in his The angel of the Lord came to Elihand: and Joshua went unto him, and jah, and gave him food, &c.—1 Kings said unto him, Art thou for us, or for xix. 5-7. our adversaries ? and he said, Nay, The angel of the Lord said unto but as captain (or prince) of the host Elijah, Go down to meet the messenof the Lord, am I now come. And
gers, &c.—2 Kings i. 15. Joshua fell on his face unto the earth, The angel of the Lord went out, and did worship; and said unto him, and smote in the camp of the AssyriWhat saith my Lord unto his servant? ans one hundred fourseore and five Josh. v. 13-15.
thousand.—2 Kings xix. 35. Isa. An angel of the Lord came, &c. xxxvii. 36. when the angel of the Lord spake His angels he charged with folly. these words, &c. the people lift up Job iv. 18. their voice and wept.-Judges ii. 1.4. The angel of the Lord encampeth
Curse ye Meroz (said the angel of round about them that fear him, and the Lord, &c.), because they came not delivereth them.-Ps. xxxiv. 7. Dan. to the help of the Lord. --- Judges iii. 28. vi. 22.
Let the angel of the Lord chase And there came an angel of the them, &c. Persecute them.-Ps. Lord, and sat under an oak, &c. ap- xxxv. 5, 6. peared unto Gideon, and said unto The chariots of God are twenty him, The Lord is with thee, &c. And thousand; even thousands (or many Gideon said unto him, O my Lord, thousands) of angels.-Ps. Ixviii. 17. &c. The Lord said unto him, Surely, Man did eat angel's food, &e. He I will be with thee, &c. And the cast upon them the fierceness of his angel of God said unto him, Take the anger, wrath, indignation, and trouble, flesh, and the unleavened cakes, and by sending evil angels amongst them. lay them upon this rock, &c. Then -Ps. lxxviii. 25. 49. the angel of the Lord put forth the For he shall give his angels charge end of the staff, and touched the flesh, over thee, to keep thee in all thy &c. And when Gideon perceived ways: they shall bear thee up in their that he was an angel of the Lord, hands, lest thou dash thy foot against Gideon, said, Alas! O Lord God; a stone. -Ps. xci. 11, 12. Matt. for, because I have seen an angel of iv. 6. the Lord, face to face. And the Lord Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that said unto him, Peace be unto thee, excel in strength; that do his comfear not; thou shalt not die.- Judges mandments.-Ps. ciii. 20. vi. 11, 12. 15–17. 20—23.
Who maketh his angels spirits: his The angel of the Lord appeared to ministers a faming fire.-Ps. civ.. 4. Manoah's wife, &c. When Manoah Heb. i. 7. knew that he was an angel of the Praise ye him, all his angels, &c. Lord, he said unto his wife, We shall -Ps, cxlviii. 2. surely die, because we have seen Neither say thou before the angel, God.—Judges xiii. 3. 6. 8. 13. 16. 18. that it was an error. Eccles. v. 6. 21, 22.
They are called seraphims, each My Lord is wise, according to the one had six wings, &c.—īga. vi. 2, &c.
The angel of his presence saved as snow : and for fear of him the them.- Isa. lxiii. 9.
keepers did shake, and became as He had power over the angel, and dead men and the angel answered, prevailed. -Hosea xij. 4.
and said unto the women, Fear not The angel that talked with Zecha- ye, for I know that ye seek Jesus riah.-Zech. i. 8, 9. 11-14. ii. 3. which was crucified : he is not here,
for he is risen. Mary saw two angels Joshua the high priest standing be- in white sitting, the one at the head, fore the angel of the Lord, &c. And and the other at the feet.—Matt. the Lord said unto Satan, The Lord xxviii. 2–6. Acts vi. 15. John rebuke thee, &c. And the angel of xx. 12. Luke xxiv. 4-6. 23. the Lord protested unto Joshua, &c. There appeared unto Zacharias an -Zech, iii. 1-3. 6.
angel of the Lord, &c. who said unto The angel of the Lord appeared bim, Fear not, &c. I am Gabriel, that unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, stand in the presence of God, and am fear not to take unto thee Mary thy sent to speak unto thee, &c. The wife.—Matt. i. 20.
angel Gabriel was sent from God unto Again the angel of the Lord appear- a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to ed to Joseph in a dream, saying, &c. a virgin, &c.—Luke i. 11-13. 19. -Matt. ii. 13.
26-28. 30. 35. The devil leaving Christ, behold, There were shepherds abiding in angels came and ministered unto him. the field, &c. and lo, the angel of the -Matt. iv. 11. Luke xxii. 43. Lord came upon them, &c. And the
The reapers are the angels, &c. angel said unto them, Fear not, for The Son of man shall send forth his behold, I bring you good tidings, &c. angels, and they shall gather out of and suddenly there was with the his kingdom all things that offend, angel a multitude of the heavenly &c. At the end of the world, the host, praising God, and saying, Glory angels shall come forth, and sever the to God in the Highest, &c. The anwicked from among the just.—Matt. gels were gone away from them into xiii. 39. 41. 49.
heaven, &c. Jesus, who was so named Despise not one of these little ones: of the angels.-- Luke ii. 8–10, for I say unto you, That in heaven 13—15. 21. their angels do always behold the He that denieth me before men, face of my father which is in heaven. shall be denied before the angels of -Matt. xviii. 10.
God.-Luke xii. 9. And he shall send his angels with There is joy in the presence of the a great sound of a trumpet, and they angels of God over one sinner that shall gather together his elect, &c. repenteth.—Luke xv. 10. but of that day and hour knoweth no The beggar died, and was carried man : no, not the angels of heaven.- by the angels into Abraham's bosom. Matt. xxiv. 31. 36.
Luke xvi. 22. The Son of man shall come in his Ye shall see heaven open, and the glory, and all the holy angels with angels of God ascending and descendhim.—Matt. xxv. 31.
the Son of man.-Johni. 51. He shall presently give me more An angel went down at a certain than twelve legions of angels. Matt. season into the pool, and troubled xxvi. 53.
the water. - John v. 4. The angel of the Lord descended The people, &c. said, that it thunfrom heaven, and came and rolled dered ; others said, an angel spake back the stone from the door, and sat to him.-John xii. 29. upon it: his countenance was like While they looked stedfastly up lightning, and his raiment as white toward heaven, as he went up, be
hold, two men stood by them in white angels unawares.—Heb. xii.2. Gen. apparel, which also said, &c.—Acts iii. 1, &c. xix. 1, &c. i. 10, 11.
Which things the angels desired to The angel of the Lord by night look into.—1 Pet. i. 12. opened the prison doors, and brought If God spared not the angels that them forth.-Acts v. 19.
sinned, but cast them down to hell, This Moses, whoin, &c. the same and delivered them into chains of did God send to be a ruler and deli- darkness, to be reserved unto judgverer, by the hands of the angel, &c. ment, &c. whereas angels which are which spake to him in Mount Sinai, greater in power and might, bring &c. Who have received the law by not railing accusation, &c.—2 Pet. ii. the disposition of angels, and have 4. 11. not kept it.-Acts vii. 35.38. 53. The revelation of Jesus Christ, &c.
And the angel of the Lord spake he sent and signified it by his angel unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go unto his servant John. -Rev. i. 1. toward the south, &c. Acts viii. The angels sealing of the servants 26, 27.
of God. The angels
sounding, &c.An angel of God appeared to Cor- Rev. vii-x. nelius.-Acts x. 3. 7. 22. The angel of the Lord came upon
CHAP. XL. Peter in the prison, and led him out, &c. Then said they, It is his angel,
OF THE PARABLES AND SIMILITUDES &c. The angel of the Lord smote
WHICH CHRIST SPAKE. Herod.-Acts xii. 7-9.11. 15. 33. Christ likened those who did hear
The Sadducees say that there is no his word, and do it, to a wise man, resurrection, neither angel nor spirit. who built his house upon a rock, &c. -Acts xxiii. 8, 9.
and those who heard, and did not do There stood by me this night the it, unto a foolish man, which built angel of God, whose I am, and whom his house on the sand, &c.—Matt. I serve; saying, Fear not, Paul, &c. vii. 24-29. Luke vi. 47, &c. --Acts xxvii. 23.
The similitude of the unclean spiKnow ye not, that we shall judge rit entering after a cleansing and angels ?-1 Cor. vi. 3.
garnishing.-Matt. xii. 43–45. For this cause ought a woman to The parable of the sower and the have power on her head, because of seed. Of the tares sowed among the the angels.- Cor. xi. 10.
good seed. Of the mustard-seed. Of When the Lord Jesus shall be re- the leaven hid in the meal. Of the vealed from heaven with his mighty hidden treasure. Of the precious pearl. angels.—2 Thess. i. 7.
Of the net cast into the sea, and gaI charge thee before God, and the thering all kinds.—Matt. xiii. 18. 24. Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect an- 31. 33. 44, 45. Mark iv. Luke viii. gels.—1 Tim. v. 21.
5. xiii. 18. Of the angels, he saith, Who The kingdom of heaven is like unto maketh his angels spirits, &c. Are a man that is an householder, who they not all ministering spirits, sent sent labourers into his vineyard at forth to minister for them who shall several hours, and paid them all alike. be heirs of salvation ? —Heb. i. —Matt. xx. 1-17. 7, 14.
A certain man had two sons : he Ye are come unto mount Sion, &c. came to the first, and said, Son, go and to an innumerable company of work to day in my vineyard: he, &c. angels.—Heb. xii. 22.
said, I will not; but afterward he Be not forgetful to entertain strang- repented, and went: and he came to ers, for thereby some have entertained the second, and said likewise : and