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                                           CALLED THE                                  these things,    but Michael your
The                                        Word
                                           Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and
                                                                                       prince.
                                                                                                                -Daniel 10:21

Scriptures                                 superfluity of naughtiness, and
                                           receive with meekness the engrafted
                                                                                       Book
                                                                                       Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume
                                           word, which is able to save your            of the book it is written of me,
                                           souls. But be ye doers of the word,                                    -Psalms 40:7
     R.A. TORREY’S New Topical             and not hearers only, deceiving your        And if any man shall take away from
                     Textbook              own selves. For if any be a hearer of       the words of the book of this
                                           the word, and not a doer, he is like        prophecy, God shall take away his
Given by inspiration of God                unto a man beholding his natural            part out of the book of life, and out of
All scripture is given by inspiration      face in a glass:                            the holy city, and from the things
of God, and is profitable for doctrine,                             -James 1:21-23     which are written in this book.
for reproof, for correction, for           As newborn babes, desire the sincere                             -Revelation 22:19
instruction in righteousness:              milk of the word, that ye may grow          Book of the Lord
                       -2 Timothy 3:16     thereby:                                    Seek ye out of the book of the LORD,
Given by inspiration of the                                             -1 Peter 2:2   and read: no one of these shall fail,
Holy Spirit                                Word of God                                 none shall want her mate: for my
Men and brethren, this scripture           But he said, Yea rather, blessed are        mouth it hath commanded, and his
must needs have been fulfilled,            they that hear the word of God, and         spirit it hath gathered them.
which the Holy Ghost by the mouth          keep it.                                                              -Isaiah 34:16
of David spake before concerning                                        -Luke 11:28    Book of the law
Judas, which was guide to them that        For the word of God is quick, and           And he read therein before the street
took Jesus.                                powerful, and sharper than any              that was before the water gate from
                              -Acts 1:16   twoedged sword, piercing even to            the morning until midday, before the
Wherefore (as the Holy Ghost saith,        the dividing asunder of soul and            men and the women, and those that
To day if ye will hear his voice,          spirit, and of the joints and marrow,       could understand; and the ears of all
                          -Hebrews 3:7     and is a discerner of the thoughts          the people were attentive unto the
For the prophecy came not in old           and intents of the heart.                   book of the law.
time by the will of man: but holy men                                -Hebrews 4:12                             -Nehemiah 8:3
of God spake as they were moved by         Word of Christ                              For as many as are of the works of
the Holy Ghost.                            Let the word of Christ dwell in you         the law are under the curse: for it is
                           -2 Peter 1:21   richly in all wisdom; teaching and          written, Cursed is every one that
Christ sanctioned, by                      admonishing one another in psalms           continueth not in all things which are
appealing to them                          and hymns and spiritual songs,              written in the book of the law to do
But he answered and said, It is            singing with grace in your hearts to        them.
written, Man shall not live by bread       the Lord.                                                           -Galatians 3:10
alone, but by every word that                                      -Colossians 3:16    Law of the Lord
proceedeth out of the mouth of God.        Word of truth                               But his delight is in the law of the
                          -Matthew 4:4     Of his own will begat he us with the        LORD; and in his law doth he
And have ye not read this scripture;       word of truth, that we should be a          meditate day and night.
The stone which the builders               kind of firstfruits of his creatures.                                   -Psalms 1:2
rejected is become the head of the                                      -James 1:18    That this is a rebellious people, lying
corner:                                    Holy Scriptures                             children, children that will not hear
                            -Mark 12:10    (Which he had promised afore by his         the law of the LORD:
Hath not the scripture said, That          prophets in the holy scriptures,)                                       -Isaiah 30:9
Christ cometh of the seed of David,                                    -Romans 1:2     Sword of the Spirit
and out of the town of Bethlehem,          And that from a child thou hast             And take the helmet of salvation, and
where David was?                           known the holy scriptures, which are        the sword of the Spirit, which is the
                              -John 7:42   able to make thee wise unto                 word of God:
Christ taught out of                       salvation through faith which is in                                -Ephesians 6:17
And beginning at Moses and all the         Christ Jesus.                               Oracles of God
prophets, he expounded unto them                                   -2 Timothy 3:15     Much every way: chiefly, because
in all the scriptures the things           Scripture of truth                          that unto them were committed the
concerning himself.                        But I will shew thee that which is          oracles of God.
                            -Luke 24:27    noted in the scripture of truth: and                                   -Romans 3:2
                                           there is none that holdeth with me in       If any man speak, let him speak as
                                                                                       the oracles of God; if any man
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minister, let him do it as of the ability   REVEAL THE LAWS, STATUTES,                Christ died for our sins according to
which God giveth: that God in all           AND JUDGMENTS OF GOD                      the scriptures; -1 Corinthians 15:3
things may be glorified through Jesus       Behold, I have taught you statutes
Christ, to whom be praise and               and judgments, even as the LORD my        ARE FULL AND SUFFICIENT
dominion for ever and ever. Amen.           God commanded me, that ye should          Abraham saith unto him, They have
                          -1 Peter 4:11     do so in the land whither ye go to        Moses and the prophets; let them
                                            possess it.                               hear them.
                                                                -Deuteronomy 4:5                              -Luke 16:29
DESCRIBED AS                                And the LORD commanded me at              And he said unto him, If they hear
Pure                                        that time to teach you statutes and       not Moses and the prophets, neither
The words of the LORD are pure              judgments, that ye might do them in       will they be persuaded, though one
words: as silver tried in a furnace of      the land whither ye go over to            rose from the dead.
earth, purified seven times.                possess it.                                                       -Luke 16:31
                          -Psalms 12:6                         -Deuteronomy 4:14
Thy word is very pure: therefore thy        And Moses came and told the people        ARE AN UNERRING GUIDE
servant loveth it.                          all the words of the LORD, and all the    For the commandment is a lamp; and
                      -Psalms 119:140       judgments: and all the people             the law is light; and reproofs of
Every word of God is pure: he is a          answered with one voice, and said,        instruction are the way of life:
shield unto them that put their trust       All the words which the LORD hath                               -Proverbs 6:23
in him.                                     said will we do. And Moses wrote all      We have also a more sure word of
                        -Proverbs 30:5      the words of the LORD, and rose up        prophecy; whereunto ye do well that
True                                        early in the morning, and builded an      ye take heed, as unto a light that
Thy word is true from the beginning:        altar under the hill, and twelve          shineth in a dark place, until the day
and every one of thy righteous              pillars, according to the twelve tribes   dawn, and the day star arise in your
judgments endureth for ever.                of Israel.                                hearts:
                      -Psalms 119:160                               -Exodus 24:3-4                             -2 Peter 1:19
Sanctify them through thy truth: thy
word is truth.                              RECORD DIVINE PROPHECIES                  ARE ABLE TO MAKE WISE       TO
                           -John 17:17      We have also a more sure word of          SALVATION THROUGH FAITH IN
Perfect                                     prophecy; whereunto ye do well that       CHRIST JESUS
The law of the LORD is perfect,             ye take heed, as unto a light that        And that from a child thou hast
converting the soul: the testimony of       shineth in a dark place, until the day    known the holy scriptures, which are
the LORD is sure, making wise the           dawn, and the day star arise in your      able to make thee wise unto
simple.                                     hearts: Knowing this first, that no       salvation through faith which is in
                          -Psalms 19:7      prophecy of the scripture is of any       Christ Jesus.
Precious                                    private interpretation. For the                               -2 Timothy 3:15
More to be desired are they than            prophecy came not in old time by the
gold, yea, than much fine gold:             will of man: but holy men of God          ARE PROFITABLE BOTH FOR
sweeter also than honey and the             spake as they were moved by the           DOCTRINE AND PRACTICE
honeycomb.                                  Holy Ghost.                               All scripture is given by inspiration
                         -Psalms 19:10                           -2 Peter 1:19-21     of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
Quick and powerful                                                                    for reproof, for correction, for
For the word of God is quick, and           TESTIFY OF CHRIST                         instruction in righteousness: That
powerful, and sharper than any              Search the scriptures; for in them ye     the man of God may be perfect,
twoedged sword, piercing even to            think ye have eternal life: and they      throughly furnished unto all good
the dividing asunder of soul and            are they which testify of me.             works.            -2 Timothy 3:16-17
spirit, and of the joints and marrow,                                   -John 5:39
and is a discerner of the thoughts          To him give all the prophets witness,     WRITTEN FOR OUR INSTRUCTION
and intents of the heart.                   that through his name whosoever           For whatsoever things were written
                        -Hebrews 4:12       believeth in him shall receive            aforetime were written for our
                                            remission of sins.                        learning, that we through patience
CONTAIN THE PROMISES OF THE                                            -Acts 10:43    and comfort of the scriptures might
GOSPEL                                      For he mightily convinced the Jews,       have hope.
(Which he had promised afore by his         and that publickly, shewing by the                              -Romans 15:4
prophets in the holy scriptures,)           scriptures that Jesus was Christ.
                         -Romans 1:2                                   -Acts 18:28
                                            For I delivered unto you first of all
                                            that which I also received, how that
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INTENDED FOR THE USE        OF ALL          Converting the soul                        Cleansing the ways
MEN                                         The law of the LORD is perfect,            BETH. Wherewithal shall a young
But now is made manifest, and by the        converting the soul: the testimony of      man cleanse his way? by taking heed
scriptures of the prophets, according       the LORD is sure, making wise the          thereto according to thy word.
to the commandment of the                   simple.                   -Psalms 19:7                             -Psalms 119:9
everlasting God, made known to all          Making wise the simple                     Keeping from destructive
nations for the obedience of faith:         The law of the LORD is perfect,            paths
                      -Romans 16:26         converting the soul: the testimony of      Concerning the works of men, by the
                                            the LORD is sure, making wise the          word of thy lips I have kept me from
                                            simple.                                    the paths of the destroyer.
NOTHING TO BE TAKEN FROM, OR                                          -Psalms 19:7                               -Psalms 17:4
ADDED TO                                    Sanctifying                                Supporting life
Ye shall not add unto the word which        Sanctify them through thy truth: thy       And he humbled thee, and suffered
I command you, neither shall ye             word is truth.                             thee to hunger, and fed thee with
diminish ought from it, that ye may                                     -John 17:17    manna, which thou knewest not,
keep the commandments of the                That he might sanctify and cleanse it      neither did thy fathers know; that he
LORD your God which I command               with the washing of water by the           might make thee know that man
you.                                        word,                                      doth not live by bread only, but by
                   -Deuteronomy 4:2                               -Ephesians 5:26      every word that proceedeth out of
What thing soever I command you,            Producing faith                            the mouth of the LORD doth man
observe to do it: thou shalt not add        But these are written, that ye might       live.
thereto, nor diminish from it.              believe that Jesus is the Christ, the                          -Deuteronomy 8:3
                 -Deuteronomy 12:32         Son of God; and that believing ye          But he answered and said, It is
                                            might have life through his name.          written, Man shall not live by bread
ONE PORTION OF, TO BE                                                   -John 20:31    alone, but by every word that
COMPARED WITH ANOTHER                       Producing hope                             proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Which things also we speak, not in          ZAIN. Remember the word unto thy                                    -Matthew 4:4
the words which man's wisdom                servant, upon which thou hast              Promoting growth in grace
teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost          caused me to hope.                         As newborn babes, desire the sincere
teacheth; comparing spiritual things                               -Psalms 119:49      milk of the word, that ye may grow
with spiritual.                             For whatsoever things were written         thereby:
                 -1 Corinthians 2:13        aforetime were written for our                                        -1 Peter 2:2
                                            learning, that we through patience         Building up in the faith
                                            and comfort of the scriptures might        And now, brethren, I commend you
          DESIGNED FOR                      have hope.                                 to God, and to the word of his grace,
Regenerating                                                         -Romans 15:4      which is able to build you up, and to
Of his own will begat he us with the        Producing obedience                        give you an inheritance among all
word of truth, that we should be a          And it shall be with him, and he shall     them which are sanctified.
kind of firstfruits of his creatures.       read therein all the days of his life:                                 -Acts 20:32
                             -James 1:18    that he may learn to fear the LORD         Admonishing
Being born again, not of corruptible        his God, to keep all the words of this     Moreover by them is thy servant
seed, but of incorruptible, by the          law and these statutes, to do them:        warned: and in keeping of them
word of God, which liveth and               That his heart be not lifted up above      there is great reward.
abideth for ever.                           his brethren, and that he turn not                                 -Psalms 19:11
                            -1 Peter 1:23   aside from the commandment, to the         Now all these things happened unto
Quickening                                  right hand, or to the left: to the end     them for ensamples: and they are
This is my comfort in my affliction:        that he may prolong his days in his        written for our admonition, upon
for thy word hath quickened me.             kingdom, he, and his children, in the      whom the ends of the world are
                         -Psalms 119:50     midst of Israel.                           come.
I will never forget thy precepts: for                     -Deuteronomy 17:19-20                          -1 Corinthians 10:11
with them thou hast quickened me.           Cleansing the heart                        Comforting
                         -Psalms 119:93     Now ye are clean through the word          Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying,
Illuminating                                which I have spoken unto you.              When wilt thou comfort me?
The entrance of thy words giveth                                          -John 15:3                          -Psalms 119:82
light; it giveth understanding unto         That he might sanctify and cleanse it      For whatsoever things were written
the simple.                                 with the washing of water by the           aforetime were written for our
                       -Psalms 119:130      word,                                      learning, that we through patience
                                                                  -Ephesians 5:26
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and comfort of the scriptures might           THE HOLY SPIRIT ENABLE US TO                which God giveth: that God in all
have hope.                                    UNDERSTAND                                  things may be glorified through Jesus
                        -Romans 15:4          Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth,       Christ, to whom be praise and
Rejoicing the heart                           is come, he will guide you into all         dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
The statutes of the LORD are right,           truth: for he shall not speak of                                      -1 Peter 4:11
rejoicing     the      heart:     the         himself; but whatsoever he shall            Believed
commandment of the LORD is pure,              hear, that shall he speak: and he will      When therefore he was risen from
enlightening the eyes.                        shew you things to come.                    the dead, his disciples remembered
                         -Psalms 19:8                                     -John 16:13     that he had said this unto them; and
Thy testimonies have I taken as an            But God hath revealed them unto us          they believed the scripture, and the
heritage for ever: for they are the           by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth     word which Jesus had said.
rejoicing of my heart.                        all things, yea, the deep things of                                      -John 2:22
                     -Psalms 119:111          God. For what man knoweth the               Appealed to
                                              things of a man, save the spirit of         That, according as it is written, He
WORK EFFECTUALLY IN THEM                      man which is in him? even so the            that glorieth, let him glory in the
THAT BELIEVE                                  things of God knoweth no man, but           Lord.
For this cause also thank we God              the Spirit of God. Now we have                                  -1 Corinthians 1:31
without ceasing, because, when ye             received, not the spirit of the world,      Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I
received the word of God which ye             but the spirit which is of God; that we     am holy.
heard of us, ye received it not as the        might know the things that are freely                                 -1 Peter 1:16
word of men, but as it is in truth, the       given to us of God. Which things also       Read
word of God, which effectually                we speak, not in the words which            And it shall be with him, and he shall
worketh also in you that believe.             man's wisdom teacheth, but which            read therein all the days of his life:
                -1 Thessalonians 2:13         the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing          that he may learn to fear the LORD
                                              spiritual things with spiritual. But        his God, to keep all the words of this
THE LETTER OF, WITHOUT THE                    the natural man receiveth not the           law and these statutes, to do them:
SPIRIT, KILLETH                               things of the Spirit of God: for they                         -Deuteronomy 17:19
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the         are foolishness unto him: neither can       Seek ye out of the book of the LORD,
flesh profiteth nothing: the words            he know them, because they are              and read: no one of these shall fail,
that I speak unto you, they are spirit,       spiritually discerned.                      none shall want her mate: for my
and they are life.                                            -1 Corinthians 2:10-14      mouth it hath commanded, and his
                               -John 6:63                                                 spirit it hath gathered them.
Who also hath made us able                    NO PROPHECY OF, IS OF ANY                                             -Isaiah 34:16
ministers of the new testament; not           PRIVATE INTERPRETATION                      Read publicly to ALL
of the letter, but of the spirit: for the     Knowing this first, that no prophecy        When all Israel is come to appear
letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.   of the scripture is of any private          before the LORD thy God in the place
                      -2 Corinthians 3:6      interpretation.         -2 Peter 1:20       which he shall choose, thou shalt
                                                                                          read this law before all Israel in their
IGNORANCE OF, A SOURCE OF                     EVERYTHING SHOULD BE          TRIED         hearing. Gather the people together,
ERROR                                         BY                                          men, and women, and children, and
Jesus answered and said unto them,            To the law and to the testimony: if         thy stranger that is within thy gates,
Ye do err, not knowing the                    they speak not according to this            that they may hear, and that they
scriptures, nor the power of God.             word, it is because there is no light in    may learn, and fear the LORD your
                      -Matthew 22:29          them.                                       God, and observe to do all the words
For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and                                    -Isaiah 8:20     of this law: And that their children,
their rulers, because they knew him           These were more noble than those in         which have not known any thing,
not, nor yet the voices of the                Thessalonica, in that they received         may hear, and learn to fear the LORD
prophets which are read every                 the word with all readiness of mind,        your God, as long as ye live in the
sabbath day, they have fulfilled them         and searched the scriptures daily,          land whither ye go over Jordan to
in condemning him.                            whether those things were so.               possess it.
                           -Acts 13:27                                   -Acts 17:11                     -Deuteronomy 31:11-13
                                                                                          And he read therein before the street
CHRIST ENABLES US TO                                                                      that was before the water gate from
UNDERSTAND                                                SHOULD BE                       the morning until midday, before the
Then opened he their understanding,                                                       men and the women, and those that
                                              The standard of teaching
that they might understand the                If any man speak, let him speak as          could understand; and the ears of all
scriptures,                                   the oracles of God; if any man              the people were attentive unto the
                       -Luke 24:45            minister, let him do it as of the ability   book of the law.        -Nehemiah 8:3
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Therefore go thou, and read in the        Laid up in the heart                      Talked of continually
roll, which thou hast written from        And these words, which I command          And thou shalt teach them diligently
my mouth, the words of the LORD in        thee this day, shall be in thine heart:   unto thy children, and shalt talk of
the ears of the people in the LORD'S                           -Deuteronomy 6:6     them when thou sittest in thine
house upon the fasting day: and also      Therefore shall ye lay up these my        house, and when thou walkest by the
thou shalt read them in the ears of all   words in your heart and in your soul,     way, and when thou liest down, and
Judah that come out of their cities.      and bind them for a sign upon your        when thou risest up.
                      -Jeremiah 36:6      hand, that they may be as frontlets                           -Deuteronomy 6:7
And after the reading of the law and      between your eyes.                        Not handled deceitfully
the prophets the rulers of the                              -Deuteronomy 11:18      But have renounced the hidden
synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye      Taught to children                        things of dishonesty, not walking in
men and brethren, if ye have any          And thou shalt teach them diligently      craftiness, nor handling the word of
word of exhortation for the people,       unto thy children, and shalt talk of      God deceitfully; but by manifestation
say on.                                   them when thou sittest in thine           of the truth commending ourselves
                          -Acts 13:15     house, and when thou walkest by the       to every man's conscience in the
                                          way, and when thou liest down, and        sight of God.
Known                                     when thou risest up.                                          -2 Corinthians 4:2
And that from a child thou hast                                -Deuteronomy 6:7     Not only heard, but obeyed
known the holy scriptures, which are      And ye shall teach them your              Therefore whosoever heareth these
able to make thee wise unto               children, speaking of them when           sayings of mine, and doeth them, I
salvation through faith which is in       thou sittest in thine house, and when     will liken him unto a wise man,
Christ Jesus.                             thou walkest by the way, when thou        which built his house upon a rock:
                      -2 Timothy 3:15     liest down, and when thou risest up.                              -Matthew 7:24
Received, not as the word                                   -Deuteronomy 11:19      But he said, Yea rather, blessed are
of men, but as the word of                And that from a child thou hast           they that hear the word of God, and
God                                       known the holy scriptures, which are      keep it.
For this cause also thank we God          able to make thee wise unto                                         -Luke 11:28
without ceasing, because, when ye         salvation through faith which is in       But be ye doers of the word, and not
received the word of God which ye         Christ Jesus.                             hearers only, deceiving your own
heard of us, ye received it not as the                            -2 Timothy 3:15   selves.
word of men, but as it is in truth, the   Taught to ALL                                                       -James 1:22
word of God, which effectually            Also in the third year of his reign he    Used against our spiritual
worketh also in you that believe.         sent to his princes, even to Benhail,     enemies
                -1 Thessalonians 2:13     and to Obadiah, and to Zechariah,         But he answered and said, It is
Received with meekness                    and to Nethaneel, and to Michaiah, to     written, Man shall not live by bread
Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and    teach in the cities of Judah. And with    alone, but by every word that
superfluity of naughtiness, and           them he sent Levites, even Shemaiah,      proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
receive with meekness the engrafted       and Nethaniah, and Zebadiah, and                                   -Matthew 4:4
word, which is able to save your          Asahel, and Shemiramoth, and              Jesus said unto him, It is written
souls.                                    Jehonathan, and Adonijah, and             again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord
                           -James 1:21    Tobijah, and Tobadonijah, Levites;        thy God.
Searched                                  and with them Elishama and                                         -Matthew 4:7
Search the scriptures; for in them ye     Jehoram, priests. And they taught in      Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee
think ye have eternal life: and they      Judah, and had the book of the law of     hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou
are they which testify of me.             the LORD with them, and went about        shalt worship the Lord thy God, and
                             -John 5:39   throughout all the cities of Judah, and   him only shalt thou serve.
They answered and said unto him,          taught the people.                                                -Matthew 4:10
Art thou also of Galilee? Search, and                        -2 Chronicles 17:7-9   Put on the whole armour of God, that
look: for out of Galilee ariseth no       Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah,     ye may be able to stand against the
prophet.                                  Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah,        wiles of the devil.
                             -John 7:52   Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad,                             -Ephesians 6:11
Searched daily                            Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites,          And take the helmet of salvation, and
These were more noble than those in       caused the people to understand the       the sword of the Spirit, which is the
Thessalonica, in that they received       law: and the people stood in their        word of God:
the word with all readiness of mind,      place. So they read in the book in the                          -Ephesians 6:17
and searched the scriptures daily,        law of God distinctly, and gave the
whether those things were so.             sense, and caused them to
                           -Acts 17:11    understand the reading.
                                                                 -Nehemiah 8:7-8
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ALL SHOULD DESIRE TO HEAR                Stand in awe of                                                   -Jeremiah 15:16
And all the people gathered              SCHIN. Princes have persecuted me          Trust in
themselves together as one man into      without a cause: but my heart              So shall I have wherewith to answer
the street that was before the water     standeth in awe of thy word.               him that reproacheth me: for I trust
gate; and they spake unto Ezra the                             -Psalms 119:161      in thy word.
scribe to bring the book of the law of   For all those things hath mine hand                                -Psalms 119:42
Moses, which the LORD had                made, and all those things have been,      Obey
commanded to Israel.                     saith the LORD: but to this man will I     Before I was afflicted I went astray:
                       -Nehemiah 8:1     look, even to him that is poor and of      but now have I kept thy word.
                                         a contrite spirit, and trembleth at my                             -Psalms 119:67
MERE HEARERS OF, DECEIVE                 word.                                      And he answered and said unto
THEMSELVES                                                          -Isaiah 66:2    them, My mother and my brethren
But be ye doers of the word, and not     Keep, in remembrance                       are these which hear the word of
hearers only, deceiving your own         I will delight myself in thy statutes: I   God, and do it.
selves.                                  will not forget thy word.                                               -Luke 8:21
                         -James 1:22                             -Psalms 119:16     I have manifested thy name unto the
                                         Grieve when men disobey                    men which thou gavest me out of the
ADVANTAGE OF POSSESSING                  I beheld the transgressors, and was        world: thine they were, and thou
Much every way: chiefly, because         grieved; because they kept not thy         gavest them me; and they have kept
that unto them were committed the        word.                                      thy word.
oracles of God.                                                -Psalms 119:158                                    -John 17:6
                      -Romans 3:2        Hide, in their hearts                      Speak of
                                         Thy word have I hid in mine heart,         My tongue shall speak of thy word:
                                         that I might not sin against thee.         for all thy commandments are
SAINTS                                                           -Psalms 119:11     righteousness.
Love exceedingly                         Hope in                                                          -Psalms 119:172
MEM. O how love I thy law! it is my      They that fear thee will be glad when      Esteem, as a light
meditation all the day.                  they see me; because I have hoped in       NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my
                      -Psalms 119:97     thy word.                                  feet, and a light unto my path.
SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but                                -Psalms 119:74                           -Psalms 119:105
thy law do I love.                       CAPH. My soul fainteth for thy             Pray to be taught
                     -Psalms 119:113     salvation: but I hope in thy word.         Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me
Consider how I love thy precepts:                                -Psalms 119:81     thy statutes. With my lips have I
quicken me, O LORD, according to         I prevented the dawning of the             declared all the judgments of thy
thy lovingkindness.                      morning, and cried: I hoped in thy         mouth.
                     -Psalms 119:159     word.                                                          -Psalms 119:12-13
My soul hath kept thy testimonies;                             -Psalms 119:147      HE. Teach me, O LORD, the way of
and I love them exceedingly.             Meditate in                                thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto
                     -Psalms 119:167     But his delight is in the law of the       the end.
Delight in                               LORD; and in his law doth he                                       -Psalms 119:33
But his delight is in the law of the     meditate day and night.                    Teach me good judgment and
LORD; and in his law doth he                                         -Psalms 1:2    knowledge: for I have believed thy
meditate day and night. -Psalms 1:2      I have more understanding than all         commandments.
Regard, as sweet                         my teachers: for thy testimonies are                               -Psalms 119:66
How sweet are thy words unto my          my meditation.                             Pray to be conformed to
taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my                             -Psalms 119:99     Order my steps in thy word: and let
mouth!                                   Mine eyes prevent the night watches,       not any iniquity have dominion over
                     -Psalms 119:103     that I might meditate in thy word.         me.
Esteem, above all things                                       -Psalms 119:148                            -Psalms 119:133
Neither have I gone back from the        Rejoice in                                 Plead the promises of, in
commandment of his lips; I have          I rejoice at thy word, as one that         prayer
esteemed the words of his mouth          findeth great spoil.                       DALETH. My soul cleaveth unto the
more than my necessary food.                                   -Psalms 119:162      dust: quicken thou me according to
                           -Job 23:12    Thy words were found, and I did eat        thy word.
Long after                               them; and thy word was unto me the                                 -Psalms 119:25
Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying,     joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I     My soul melteth for heaviness:
When wilt thou comfort me?               am called by thy name, O LORD God          strengthen thou me according unto
                      -Psalms 119:82     of hosts.                                  thy word.              -Psalms 119:28
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VAU. Let thy mercies come also unto         to his father or mother, It is Corban,      come and destroy this land, and shall
me, O LORD, even thy salvation,             that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever       cause to cease from thence man and
according to thy word.                      thou mightest be profited by me; he         beast? Therefore thus saith the LORD
                     -Psalms 119:41         shall be free. And ye suffer him no         of Jehoiakim king of Judah; He shall
Let, I pray thee, thy merciful              more to do ought for his father or his      have none to sit upon the throne of
kindness be for my comfort,                 mother; Making the word of God of           David: and his dead body shall be
according to thy word unto thy              none effect through your tradition,         cast out in the day to the heat, and in
servant.                                    which ye have delivered: and many           the night to the frost. And I will
                     -Psalms 119:76         such like things do ye.                     punish him and his seed and his
TAU. Let my cry come near before                                       -Mark 7:9-13     servants for their iniquity; and I will
thee, O LORD: give me understanding         Reject                                      bring upon them, and upon the
according to thy word.                      The wise men are ashamed, they are          inhabitants of Jerusalem, and upon
                    -Psalms 119:169         dismayed and taken: lo, they have           the men of Judah, all the evil that I
THEY WHO SEARCH, ARE TRULY                  rejected the word of the LORD; and          have pronounced against them; but
NOBLE                                       what wisdom is in them?                     they hearkened not.
These were more noble than those in                                   -Jeremiah 8:9                       -Jeremiah 36:29-31
Thessalonica, in that they received         Stumble at
the word with all readiness of mind,        And a stone of stumbling, and a rock
and searched the scriptures daily,          of offence, even to them which
whether those things were so.               stumble at the word, being
                         -Acts 17:11        disobedient: whereunto also they
BLESSEDNESS OF HEARING AND                  were appointed.
OBEYING                                                                  -1 Peter 2:8
But he said, Yea rather, blessed are        Obey not
they that hear the word of God, and         I beheld the transgressors, and was
keep it.                                    grieved; because they kept not thy
                          -Luke 11:28       word.
But whoso looketh into the perfect                                -Psalms 119:158
law of liberty, and continueth              Frequently wrest, to their
therein, he being not a forgetful           own destruction
hearer, but a doer of the work, this        As also in all his epistles, speaking in
man shall be blessed in his deed.           them of these things; in which are
                          -James 1:25       some things hard to be understood,
Let them dwell richly in you                which they that are unlearned and
Let the word of Christ dwell in you         unstable wrest, as they do also the
richly in all wisdom; teaching and          other scriptures, unto their own
admonishing one another in psalms           destruction.
and hymns and spiritual songs,                                         -2 Peter 3:16
singing with grace in your hearts to        DENUNCIATIONS AGAINST THOSE
the Lord.                                   WHO ADD TO, OR TAKE FROM
                     -Colossians 3:16       For I testify unto every man that
                                            heareth the words of the prophecy of
THE WICKED                                  this book, If any man shall add unto
Corrupt                                     these things, God shall add unto him
For we are not as many, which               the plagues that are written in this
corrupt the word of God: but as of          book: And if any man shall take away
sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of   from the words of the book of this
God speak we in Christ.                     prophecy, God shall take away his
                    -2 Corinthians 2:17     part out of the book of life, and out of
Make, of none effect                        the holy city, and from the things
through their traditions                    which are written in this book.
And he said unto them, Full well ye                           -Revelation 22:18-19
reject the commandment of God, that         DESTRUCTION OF, PUNISHED
ye may keep your own tradition. For         And thou shalt say to Jehoiakim king
Moses said, Honour thy father and           of Judah, Thus saith the LORD; Thou
thy mother; and, Whoso curseth              hast burned this roll, saying, Why
father or mother, let him die the           hast thou written therein, saying,
death: But ye say, If a man shall say       The king of Babylon shall certainly

				
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