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of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodlinefs, and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteoufnefs. 19. Because that which may be known of God, is ma° nifeft in them; for God hath Pfhewed it unto them. 20. For the invifible things of him from the creation of the World are clearly feen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, fo that they are [Or, that they may be] without excufe: 21. Because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkned. 22. Profeffing themselves to be wife, they became fools; 23. And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God, into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beafts, and "creeping things. 24. Wherefore


God alfo gave them up to uncleannefs, through the lufts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25. Who changed the truth of God into

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† Lev. 18. 22, 23. Thou fhalt not lye with Mankind, as with Womankind: it is abomination. Neither fhalt thou lye with any Beaft to defile thy felf therewith: Neither fhall any Woman ftand be fore a Beast to lie down thereto : it is confufion. 1 Cor.6.9,10. Neither Fornicators, nor Idolaters, nor Adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with Mankind, fhall inherit the Kingdom of God. 25. I Thef. 1. 9.



2 King. 17. 29. very Nation made Gods of their own. Pfal. 106. 20. Thus they changed their Glory into the fimilitude of an Ox that eateth Grafs. Jer. 2. 11. Hath a Nati 20 on changed their Gods, which are yet no Gods? but my People have changed their Glory, for that which doth not profit.



น + Ezek. 8. 10.

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and as a King to rule and govern, and the living up to the Religion which Jefus Chrift taught the World. The Prophet long ago taught that the Fuft bould live by Faith; that is. by Faith in the Promife of God, which lays an indifpenfbie Obligation to Obedience.

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into a lie, and worfhipped and ferved the creature * more [Or, rather than the Creator, who is bleffed for ever. A'men. 26. For this caufe God gave them up unto f vile affe&ions: For even their women did change the natural ufe into that which is against nature: 27. And likewife alfo the men, leaving the natural ufe of the woman, burned in their luft one toward another, men with men, working that which is unfeemly, and receiving in themselves that recompenfe of their error which was meet. 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, [Or, to acknowledge] God gave them over to a reprobate mind [Or, a mind void of judgment], to do thofe things which are not convenient: 29. Being filled with all unrighteoufnefs, fornication, wickedness, covetoufnefs, malicioufnefs, full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whifperers, 30. Backbiters, haters of God, defpiteful, proud, boafters, inventers of evil things, difobedient to Parents, 31. Without underftanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection [Or, unfociable], implacable, unmerciful: 32. Who knowing the judgment of God, (that they which commit fuch things are worthy of death) not only do the fame, but have. pleafure in them [Or, confent with them] that do them.


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HEREFORE thou art inexcufable, O man, whofoever thou art that judgeft: for wherein thou judgeft another, thou condemneft thy felf; for thou that judg eft, doft the fame thing. 2. But we are fure that the judgment of God is according to truth, against them which commit fuch things. 3. And thinkeft thou this, O man, that judgeft them which do fuch things, and doft the fame, that thou shalt efcape the judgment of God? 4. Or despiseft thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and longfuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? 5. But after thy hardness and impenitent heart, treasureft up unto thy felf wrath against the day of wrath, and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; 6. Who will render to every man according to his deeds:


a . Rom. 1. 20.
See on Mat 7. 1.


Eccl. 8. 11. Becrufe Sentence against an evil Work is not executed speedily; therefore the Heart of the Sons of Men is fully fet in them to do evil.



you, according to the riches of his Glory, to be ftrengthned with might by his Spirit, in the inner man. Phil. 4. 19. My God fhall supply ail 5 your need, according to his riches in Glory by Chrift Jefus. Col. 1. 27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the Glory of this Myftery among the Gentiles. Pet. 3. 20. Which fometime were difobedient, when once the long-fuffering of God waited in the Days of Noah, while the Ark was a preparing.2 Pet. 3. 159, 15. The Lord is long-suffering to us-ward.- Account that the long-fuffering of our Lord is Salvation:



Ifa.30 18. Therefore will the Lord wait that he may be gracious unto you, arid therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you 2 Efdr. 7. 64. He is patient, and long fuffereth thofe that have finned, as his Creatures. Rom. 9 23. That be might make known the Riches of his Glory on the Veffels of mercy. Rom. 10. 12. The fame Lord over all, is rich unto all that him. Eph. 1. 7. In 20 whom we have Redemption thro' his Blood, the Forgiveness of Sins, according to the riches of his Grace. Eph. 2.7.That in the Ages to come he might fhew the exceeding Riches of his Grace, in his Kindnefs towards us through Jefus Chrift. t Eph. 3. 8. 16.That I fhould preach among the





A 5. f See on A&ts 7. 51.

Amos 3. 10. They know not to do right, faith the Lord; who ftore up Violence and Robbery in their Palaces. Jam. 5. 3. Ye have heaped Treafure together for the last Days.


6. h + Job 34. 11. + Pfal. 62. 12. Jer.17.10.† Jer.32.19. † Rom. Gentiles the unfearchable Riches 30 14. 12. † Rev. 22. 12. of Chrift. That he would grant

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Mat. 16. 27.


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deeds 7. To them, who by patient continuance in welldoing, feek for glory, and honour, and immortality; eternal life: 8. But unto them that are contentious, and do not 1obey the truth, but obey unrighteoufnefs; indignation, and wrath, 9. Tribulation and anguish upon every foul of man that doth evil, of the Jew" firft, and alfo of the * Gentile [Gr. Greek]. 10. But glory, honour, and P peace to every man that worketh good, to the Jew firft, and alfo to the Gentile [Gr. Greek], 11. For there is no refpect of Perfons with God, 12. For as many as have finned without law, fhall alfo perifh without law and as many as have finned in the law, fhall be judged by the law, 13. (For not the hearers of the law are juft before God, but the doers of the law fhall be juftified. 14. For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by " nature the things contained in the law, these having not the law, are




Mat. 24. 13. He that fall endure unto the End, the fame fhall be faved.

first begin at us, what fhall the end be of them that obey not the Go. fpel of God?




I Pet. 1. 7. That the Trial of your Faith being much more precious than of Gold that perifheth, though it be tried with Fire, might be found unto Praife, and Honour, and Glory, at the appearing of Jefus Chrift.


8. Job 24. 13. They are of thofe that rebel against the Light, they know not the Ways thereof, nor abide in the Paths thereof. 2 Tim. 3. 8. Now as Jannes and Jambres with ftood Mofes; fa do thefe alfo refift the Truth: Men of corrupt Minds, reprobate concerning the Faith.





It 2 Thef. 1. 8. Taking Vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the Go-15 fpel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ezek. 18. 4. Soul that funeth it shall die. Amos 3. 2. You only have I known of all the Fami-20 lies of the Earth: therefore I will punih you for all your iniquities.

Luk. 12.47, 48. That Servant which knew his Lord's Will, and prepared not himself, neither did ac- 25 cording to his Will, fhall be beaten with many Stripes. But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of Stripes, fhall be beaten with few Stripes. Pet. 4. 17. The Time 30 is come that Judgment muft begin at the Houle of God; and if it

P. Pfal. 37. 37. Mark the perfect. Man, and behold the upright: for the End of that Man


is Peace.

11.9 Deut. 10. 17. † 2 Chron. 19.7. Job 34. 19. † Gal. 2. 6. † Eph. 6.9. † Col. 3. 25. † 1 Pet. 1. 17. I See on Acts 10.


12. Rom. 3. 2.


Luk. 12. 47. The Words

Joh. 5. 45. accufeth you, eye truft.


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13. Jam. 1.
Mat. 7:21, 24.


14. I Cor. 5. 1. It is reported commonly that there is For nication among you, and fuch For: nication, as is not fo much as named amongst the Gentiles

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a law unto themselves: 15. Which fhew the work of the law written in their hearts, their confci ence alfo bearing witnefs [Or, the confcience witnessing with them], and their thoughts the mean while [Or, between themselves] accufing, or elfe excufing one another) 16. In the day when God fhall judge the fecrets of men by Jefus Chrift, according to my gofpel. 17. Behold, thou art called a Jew, and refteft in the law, and makeft thy boaft of God; 18. And knoweft his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent [Or, trieft the things that differ], being inftru&ted out of the law, 19. And art confident that thou thy felf art a guide of the blind, a light of them which are in darkness, 20. An inftructer of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which haft the form of knowledge and of the truth in the law. 21. Thou therefore which teacheft another, teachest thou not thy felf? thou that preacheft a man fhould not fteal, doft thou fteal? 22. Thou

15. a Judg. 1.7. Adonibezek faid, Threefcore and ten, Kings, having their Thumbs and their great Toes cut off, gathered their Meat under my Table: As I have done, fo God hath requited



Gen. 20. s. Said he not unto me, She is my Sifter? and fhe, even the her felf faid, He is my Brother: in the Integrity of 1 my Heart, and innocency of my Hands, have I done this.


16. See on Acts 10.42..





upon the God of Ifrael. + Mic. 3. 11. The Heads thereof judge for Reward, yet will they lean upon the Lord, and fay, Is not the Lord among us? None evil can come upon us, Joh. 8. 41. We be not born of Fornication; we have one Father, even God.


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B+ Phil. L. 9, IO. This I pray, That ye may approve things that are excellent. ht Rom. 6. 17.



have obeyed from the Heart that Form of Doctrine which was deliver

Rom. 16. 25. Now to 15 ed you. † 2 Tim. 1. 13. Hold him that is of Power to ftablish faft the Form of found Words, which you according to my Gospel. 2 thou haft heard of me.- 2 Tim. Tim. 2. 8. Remember that Jefus 3. 5. Having a Form of Godliness, Chrift of the Seed of David, was but denying the Power thereof. S raifed from the Dead according to my 20

Gospel. 17.


Rom. 9. 4. Who are Ifraelites; to whom pertaineth the Adoption, and the giving of the Law.

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f Ifa. 45. 25. In the Lord fhall all the Seed of Ifrael be juftified, and fhall Glory. Ifa. 48. 2. They fhall call themselves of the holy City, and Hay themselves 30


21. it Pfal. 50. 16, &c. Unto the Wicked faith God, What haft thou to do to declare my Statutes? or that thou fhouldft take my Covenant in thy Mouth, &c? I 25 Cor. 9. 27. I keep under my Body, and bring it into fubje&tion: left by any means when I have preached to others, I my felf fhould be a caftaway.

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