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The creation of heaven and earth, of the light, of the firmament, of the earth separated from the waters, and made fruitful, of the sun, moon and stars, of fish and fowl, of beasts and cattle, of man in the image of God. Also the appointment of food. § The first Sabbath. The manner of the creation. The planting of the Garden of Eden, and the river thereof. The tree of knowledge only forbidden. The naming of the creatures. The making of woman, and the institution of marriage. § The serpent deceiveth Eve. Man's shameful fall, God arraigneth them. The serpent is cursed. The promised seed. The punishment of mankind. Their first clothing. Their casting out of paradise. § The birth, trade, and religion of Cain and Abel. The murder of Abel. The curse of Cain. Enoch the first city. Lamech and his two wives. The birth of Seth, and Enos. § The genealogy, age, and death of the patriarchs from Adam unto Noah. The godliness and translation of Enoch. § The wickedness of the world, which provoked God's wrath, and caused the flood. Noah findeth grace. The order, form, and end of the ark. § Noah, with his family, and the living creatures, enter into the ark. The beginning, increase, and continuance of the flood. § The waters asswage. The ark resteth on Ararat. The raven and the dove. Noah, being commanded, goeth forth of the ark. He buildeth an altar, and offereth sacrifice, which God accepteth, and promiseth to curse the earth no more. § God blesseth Noah. Blood and murder are forbidden. God's Covenant signified by the rainbow. Noah replenisheth the world, planteth a vinyard, is drunken, and mocked of his son, curseth Canaan, blesseth Shem, prayeth for Japheth, and dieth. § The generations of Noah. The sons of Japheth. The sons of Ham. Nimrod the first monarch. The sons of Shem. § One language in the world. The building of Babel. The confusion of tongues. The generations of Shem. The generations of Terah the father of Abram. Terah goeth from Ur to Haran. § God calleth Abram, and blesseth him with a promise of Christ. He departeth with Lot from Haran. He journeyeth through Canaan, which is promised him in a vision. He is driven by a famine into Egypt: fear maketh him feign his wife to be his sister. Pharaoh, having taken her from him, by plagues is compelled to restore her. § Abram and Lot return out of Egypt. By disagreement they part asunder. Lot goeth to wicked Sodom. God reneweth the promise to Abram. He reneweth the promise to Abram. He removeth to Hebron, and there buildeth an altar. § The battle of four kings against five. Lot is taken prisoner. Abram rescueth him. Melchizedek blesseth Abram. Abram giveth him tithe. The rest of the spoil, his partners having had their portions, he restoreth to the king of Sodom. § God encourageth Abram. Abram complaineth for want of an heir. God promiseth him a son, and a multiplying of his seed. Abram is justified by faith. Canaan is promised again, and confirmed by a sign, and a vision. § Sarai, being barren, giveth Hagar to Abram. Hagar, being afflicted for despising her mistress, runneth away. An angel sendeth her back to submit herself, and telleth her of her child. Ishmael is born. § God reneweth the Covenant. Abram his name is changed in a token of a greater blessing. Circumcision is instituted. Sarai her name is changed, and she is blessed. Isaac is promised. Abraham and Ishmael are circumcised. § Abraham entertaineth three angels. Sarah is reproved for laughing at the strange promise. The destruction of Sodom is revealed to Abraham. Abraham maketh intercession for the men thereof. § Lot entertaineth two angels. The vicious Sodomites are stricken with blindness. Lot is sent for safety into the mountains. He obtaineth leave to go into Zoar. Sodom and Gomorrah are destroyed. Lot's wife is a pillar of salt. Lot dwelleth in a cave. The incestuous original of Moab and Ammon. § Abraham sojourneth at Gerar, denieth his wife, and loseth her. Abimelech is reproved for her in a dream. He rebuketh Abraham, restoreth Sarah, and reproveth her. He is healed by Abraham's prayer. § Isaac is born. He is circumcised. Sarah's joy. Hagar and Ishmael are cast forth. Hagar in distress. The angel comforteth her. Abimelech's covenant with Abraham at Beer-sheba. § Abraham is tempted to offer Isaac. He giveth proof of his faith and obedience. The angel stayeth him. Isaac is exchanged with a ram. The place is called YAHWEH-jireh. Abraham is blessed again. The generation of Nahor unto Rebekah. § The age and death of Sarah. The purchase of Machpelah, where Sarah was buried. § Abraham sweareth his servant. The servant's journey. His prayer. His sign. Rebekah meeteth him, fulfilleth his sign, receiveth jewels, sheweth her kindred, and inviteth him home. The servant blesseth God. Laban entertaineth him. The servant sheweth his message. Laban and Bethuel approve it. Rebekah consenteth to go. Isaac meeteth her. § The sons of Abraham by Keturah. The division of his goods. His age, and death. His burial. The generations of Ishmael. His age, and death. Isaac prayeth for Rebekah, being barren. The children strive within her womb. The birth of Esau and Jacob. Their difference. Esau selleth his birthright. § Isaac because of famine went to Gerar. God instructeth, and blesseth him. He is reproved by Abimelech for denying his wife. He groweth rich. He diggeth Esek, Sitnah, and Rehoboth. Abimelech maketh a covenant with him at Beer-sheba. Esau's wives. § Isaac sendeth Esau for venison. Rebekah instructeth Jacob to obtain the blessing. Jacob under the person of Esau obtaineth it. Esau bringeth venison. Isaac trembleth. Esau complaineth, and by importunity obtaineth a blessing. He threateneth Jacob. Rebekah disappointeth it. § Isaac blesseth Jacob, and sendeth him to Padan-aram. Esau marrieth Mahalath the daughter of Ismael. The vision of Jacob's ladder. The stone of Beth-el. Jacob's vow. § Jacob cometh to the well of Haran. He taketh acquaintance of Rachel. Laban entertaineth him. Jacob covenanteth for Rachel. He is deceived with Leah. He marrieth also Rachel, and serveth for her seven years more. Leah beareth Reuben, Simeon, Levi, and Judah. § Rachel, in grief for her barrenness, giveth Bilhah her maid unto Jacob. She beareth Dan and Naphtali. Leah giveth Zilpah her maid, who beareth Gad and Asher. Reuben findeth mandrakes, with which Leah buyeth her husband of Rachel. Leah beareth Issachar, Zebulun, and Dinah. Rachel beareth Joseph. Jacob desireth to depart. Laban stayeth him on a new covenant. Jacob's policy, whereby he became rich. § Jacob upon displeasure departeth secretly. Rachel stealeth her father's images. Laban pursueth after Jacob, and complaineth of the wrong. Rachel's policy to hide the images. Jacob's complaint of Laban. The covenant of Laban and Jacob at Galeed. § Jacob's vision at Mahanaim. His message to Esau. He is afraid of Esau's coming. He prayeth for deliverance. He sendeth a present to Esau. He wrestleth with an angel at Peniel, where he is called Israel. He halteth. § The kindness of Jacob and Esau at their meeting. Jacob cometh to Succoth. At Shalem he buyeth a field, and buildeth an altar called El-elohe-Israel. § Dinah is ravished by Shechem. He sueth to marry her. The sons of Jacob offer their condition of circumcision to the Shechemites. Hamor and Shechem persuade them to accept it. The sons of Jacob upon that advantage slay them, and spoil their city. Jacob reproveth Simeon and Levi. § God sendeth Jacob to Beth-el. He purgeth his house of idols. He buildeth an altar at Beth-el. Deborah dieth at Allon-bachuth. God blesseth Jacob at Beth-el. Rachel travaileth of Benjamin, and dieth in the way to Ephrath. Reuben lieth with Bilhah. The sons of Jacob. Jacob cometh to Isaac at Hebron. The age, death, and burial of Isaac. § Esau's three wives. His removing to mount Seir. His sons. The dukes which descended of his sons. The sons and dukes of Seir. Anah findeth mules. The kings of Edom. The dukes that descended of Esau. § Joseph is hated of his brethren. His two dreams. Jacob sendeth him to visit his brethren. His brethren conspire his death. Reuben saveth him. They sell him to the Ishmeelites. His father, deceived by the bloody coat, mourneth for him. He is sold to Potiphar in Egypt. § Judah begetteth Er, Onan, and Shelah. Er marrieth Tamar. The trespass of Onan. Tamar stayeth for Shelah. She deceiveth Judah. She beareth twins, Pharez and Zarah. § Joseph advanceth in Potiphar's house. He resisteth his mistress' temptation. He is falsely accused. He is cast in prison. God is with him there. § The butler and baker of Pharaoh in prison. Joseph hath charge of them. He interpreteth their dreams. They come to pass according to his interpretation. The ingratitude of the butler. § Pharaoh's two dreams. Joseph interpreteth them. He giveth Pharaoh counsel. Joseph is advanced. He begetteth Manasseh and Ephraim. The famine beginneth. § Jacob sendeth his ten sons to buy corn in Egypt. They are imprisoned by Joseph for spies. They are set at liberty, on condition to bring Benjamin. They have remorse for Joseph. Simeon is kept for a pledge. They return with corn, and their money. Their relation to Jacob. Jacob refuseth to send Benjamin. § Jacob is hardly persuaded to send Benjamin. Joseph entertaineth his brethren. He maketh them a feast. § Joseph's policy to stay his brethren. Judah's humble supplication to Joseph. § Joseph maketh himself known to his brethren. He comforteth them in God's providence. He sendeth for his father. Pharaoh confirmeth it. Joseph furnisheth them for their journey, and exhorteth them to concord. Jacob is revived with the news. § Jacob is comforted by God at Beer-sheba. Thence he with his company goeth into Egypt. The number of his family that went into Egypt. Joseph meeteth Jacob. He instructeth his brethren how to answer to Pharaoh. § Joseph presenteth five of his brethren, and his father, before Pharaoh. He giveth them habitation and maintenance. He getteth all the Egyptians' money, their cattle, their lands to Pharaoh. The priests' land was not bought. He letteth the land to them for a fifth part. Jacob's age. He sweareth Joseph to bury him with his fathers. § Joseph with his sons visiteth his sick father. Jacob strengtheneth himself to bless them. He repeateth the promise. He taketh Ephraim and Manasseh as his own. He telleth Joseph of his mother's grave. He blesseth Ephraim and Manasseh. He preferreth the younger before the elder. He prophesieth their return to Canaan. § Jacob calleth his sons to bless them. Their blessing in particular. He chargeth them about his burial. He dieth. § The mourning for Jacob. Joseph getteth leave of Pharaoh to go to bury him. The funeral. Joseph comforteth his brethren, who craved his pardon. His age. He seeth the third generation of his sons. He prophesieth unto his brethren of their return. He taketh an oath of them for his bones. He dieth, and is chested.
The children of Israel, after Joseph's death, do multiply. The more they are oppressed by a new king, the more they multiply. The godliness of the midwives, in saving the men children alive. Pharaoh commandeth the male children to be cast into the river. § Moses is born, and in an ark cast into the flags. He is found, and brought up by Pharaoh's daughter. He slayeth an Egyptian. He reproveth an Hebrew. He fleeth into Midian. He marrieth Zipporah. Gershom is born. God respecteth the Israelites' cry. § Moses keepeth Jethro's flock. God appeareth to him in a burning bush. He sendeth him to deliver Israel. The name of God. His message to Israel. § Moses' rod is turned into a serpent. His hand is leprous. He is loath to be sent. Aaron is appointed to assist him. Moses departeth from Jethro. God's message to Pharaoh. Zipporah circumciseth her son. Aaron is sent to meet Moses. The people believeth them. § Pharaoh chideth Moses and Aaron for their message. He increaseth the Israelites' task. He checketh their complaints. They cry out upon Moses and Aaron. Moses complaineth to God. § God reneweth his promise by his name YAHWEH. The genealogy of Reuben, of Simeon, of Levi, of whom came Moses and Aaron. § Moses is encouraged to go to Pharaoh. His age. His rod is turned into a serpent. The sorcerers do the like. Pharaoh's heart is hardened. God's message to Pharaoh. The river is turned into blood. § Frogs are sent. Pharaoh sueth Moses, and Moses by prayer removeth them away. The dust is turned into lice, which the magicians could not do. The swarms of flies. Pharaoh inclineth to let the people go, but yet is hardened. § The murrain of beasts. The plague of boils and blains. The message about the hail. The plague of hail. Pharaoh sueth to Moses, but yet is hardened. § God threateneth to send locusts. Pharaoh, moved by his servants, inclineth to let the Israelites go. The plague of the locusts. Pharaoh sueth Moses. The plague of darkness. Pharaoh sueth again unto Moses, but yet is hardened. § God's message to the Israelites to borrow jewels of their neighbours. Moses threateneth Pharaoh with the death of the firstborn. § The beginning of the year is changed. The Passover is instituted. The rite of the Passover. Unleavened bread. The firstborn are slain. The Israelites are driven out of the land. They come to Succoth. The ordinance of the Passover. § The firstborn are sanctified to God. The memorial of the Passover is commanded. The firstlings of beasts are set apart. The Israelites go out of Egypt, and carry Joseph's bones with them. They come to Etham. God guideth them by a pillar of a cloud, and a pillar of fire. § God instructeth the Israelites in their journey. Pharaoh pursueth after them. The Israelites murmur. Moses comforteth them. God instructeth Moses. The cloud removeth behind the camp. The Israelites pass through the Red Sea, which drowneth the Egyptians. § Moses' song. The people want water. The waters at Marah are bitter. A tree sweeteneth them. At Elim are twelve wells, and seventy palm trees. § The Israelites come to Sin. They murmur for want of bread. God promiseth them bread from heaven. Quails are sent, and manna. The ordering of manna. It was not to be found on the Sabbath. An omer of it is preserved. § The people murmur for water at Rephidim. God sendeth them for water to the rock in Horeb. Amalek is overcome by the holding up of Moses' hands. Moses buildeth the altar YAHWEH-nissi. § Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two sons. Moses entertaineth him. Jethro's counsel is accepted. Jethro departeth. § The people come to Sinai. God's message by Moses unto the people out of the mount. The people's answer returned again. The people are prepared against the third day. The mountain must not be touched. The fearful presence of God upon the mount. § The Ten Commandments. The people are afraid. Moses comforteth them. Idolatry is forbidden. Of what sort the altar should be. § Laws for menservants. For the servant whose ear is bored. For women servants. For manslaughter. For stealers of men. For cursers of parents. For smiters. For a hurt by chance. For an ox that goreth. For him that is an occasion of harm. § Of theft. Of damage. Of trespasses. Of borrowing. Of fornication. Of witchcraft. Of bestiality. Of idolatry. Of strangers, widows, and fatherless. Of usury. Of pledges. Of reverence to magistrates. Of the firstfruits. § Of slander and false witness. Of justice. Of charitableness. Of the year of rest. Of the Sabbath. Of idolatry. Of the three feasts. Of the blood and the fat of the sacrifice. An angel is promised, with a blessing, if they obey him. § Moses is called up into the mountain. The people promise obedience. Moses buildeth an altar, and twelve pillars. He sprinkleth the blood of the Covenant. The glory of God appeareth. Aaron and Hur have the charge of the people. Moses goeth into the mountain, where he continueth forty days and forty nights. § What the Israelites must offer for the making of the Tabernacle. The form of the Ark. The Mercy Seat, with the cherubims. The table, with the furniture thereof. The candlestick, with the instruments thereof. § The ten curtains of the Tabernacle. The eleven curtains of goats' hair. The covering of rams' skins. The boards of the Tabernacle, with the sockets and bars. The vail for the Ark. The hanging for the door. § The altar of burnt offering, with the vessels thereof. The court of the Tabernacle inclosed with hangings and pillars. The measure of the court. The oil for the lamp. § Aaron and his sons are set apart for the priests' office. Holy garments are appointed. The ephod. The breastplate with twelve precious stones. The Urim and Thummim. The robe of the ephod, with pomegranates and bells. The plate of the mitre. The embroidered coat. The garments of Aaron's sons. § The sacrifice and ceremonies of consecrating the priests. The continual burnt offering. God's promise to dwell among the children of Israel. § The altar of incense. The ransom of souls. The brasen laver. The holy anointing oil. The composition of the perfume. § Bezaleel and Aholiab are called and made meet for the work of the Tabernacle. The observation of the Sabbath is again commanded. Moses receiveth the two tables. § The people, in the absence of Moses, cause Aaron to make a calf. God is angered thereby. At the intreaty of Moses he is appeased. He breaketh them. He destroyeth the calf. Aaron's excuse for himself. Moses causeth the idolaters to be slain. He prayeth for the people. § Yahweh refuseth to go as he had promised with the people. The people murmur thereat. The Tabernacle is removed out of the camp. Yahweh talketh familiarly with Moses. Moses desireth to see the glory of God. § The tables are renewed. The name of Yahweh proclaimed. Moses intreateth God to go with them. God maketh a Covenant with them, repeating certain duties of the first table. Moses after forty days in the mount cometh down with the tables. His face shineth, and he covereth it with a vail. § The Sabbath. The free gifts for the Tabernacle. The readiness of the people to offer. Bezaleel and Aholiab are called to the work. § The offerings are delivered to the workmen. The liberality of the people is restrained. The curtains of cherubims. The curtains of goats' hair. The covering of skins. The boards with their sockets. The bars. The vail. The hanging of the door. § The Ark. The Mercy Seat with cherubims. The table with his vessels. The candlestick with his lamps and instruments. The altar of incense. The anointing oil and sweet incense. § The altar of burnt offering. The laver of brass. The court. The sum of that the people offered. § The cloths of service, and holy garments. The ephod. The breastplate. The robe of the ephod. The coats, mitre, and girdle of fine linen. The plate of the holy crown. All is viewed and approved by Moses. § The Tabernacle is commanded to be reared, and anointed. Aaron and his sons to be sanctified. Moses performeth all things accordingly. A cloud covereth the Tabernacle.
The burnt offerings of the herd, of the flocks, of the fowls. § The meat offering of flour with oil and incense, either baken in the oven, or on a plate, or in a fryingpan, or of the firstfruits in the ear. The salt of the meat offering. § The peace offering of the herd, of the flock, either a lamb, or a goat. § The sin offering of ignorance, for the priest, for the congregation, for the ruler, for any of the people. § He that sinneth in concealing his knowledge, in touching an unclean thing, or in making an oath. His trespass offering, of the flock, of fowls, or of flour. The trespass offering in sacrilege, and in sins of ignorance. § The trespass offering for sins done unwittingly. The law of the burnt offering, and of the meat offering. The offering at the consecration of a priest. The law of the sin offering. § The law of the trespass offering, and of the peace offerings, whether it be for a thanksgiving, or a vow, or a freewill offering. The fat, and the blood, are forbidden. The priests' portion in the peace offering. § Moses consecrateth Aaron and his sons. Their sin offering. Their burnt offering. The ram of consecration. The place and time of their consecration. § The first offerings of Aaron, for himself and the people. The sin offering, and the burnt offering for himself. The offerings for the people. Moses and Aaron bless the people. Fire cometh from Yahweh, upon the altar. § Nadab and Abihu, for offering of strange fire, are burnt by fire. Aaron and his sons are forbidden to mourn for them. The priests are forbidden wine when they are to go into the Tabernacle. The law of eating the holy things. Aaron's excuse for transgressing thereof. § What beasts may, and what may not be eaten. What fishes. What fowls. The creeping things which are unclean. § The purification of a woman after childbirth. Her offerings for her purifying. § The laws and tokens whereby the priest is to be guided in discerning the leprosy. § The rites and sacrifices in cleansing of the leper. The signs of leprosy in a house. The cleansing of that house. § The uncleanness of men in their issues. The cleansing of them. The uncleanness of women in their issues. Their cleansing. § How the high priest must enter into the holy place. The sin offering for himself. The sin offering for the people. The scapegoat. The yearly feast of the expiations. § The blood of all slain beasts must be offered to Yahweh at the door of the Tabernacle. They must not offer to devils. All eating of blood is forbidden, and all that dieth alone, or is torn. § Unlawful marriages. Unlawful lusts. § A repetition of sundry laws. § Of him that giveth of his seed to Molech. Of him that favoureth such an one. Of going to wizards. Of sanctification. Of him that curseth his parents. Of adultery. Of incest. Of sodomy. Of bestiality. Of uncleanness. Obedience is required with holiness. Wizards must be put to death. § Of the priests' mourning. Of their holiness. Of their estimation. Of their marriages. The priests that have blemishes must not minister in the sanctuary. § The priests in their uncleanness must abstain from the holy things. How they shall be cleansed. Who of the priest's house may eat of the holy things. The sacrifices must be without blemish. The age of the sacrifice. The law of eating the sacrifice of thanksgiving. § The feasts of Yahweh. The Sabbath. The Passover. The sheaf of firstfruits. The feast of Pentecost. Gleanings to be left for the poor. The feast of Trumpets. The Day of Atonement. The feast of Tabernacles. § The oil for the lamps. The shewbread. Shelomith's son blasphemeth. The law of blasphemy. Of murder. Of damage. The blasphemer stoned. § The Sabbath of the seventh year. The jubile in the fiftieth year. Of oppression. A blessing of obedience. The redemption of the land, of houses. Compassion of the poor. The usage of bondmen. The redemption of servants. § Of idolatry. Religiousness. A blessing to them that keep the Commandments. A curse to those that break them. God promiseth to remember them that repent. § He that maketh a singular vow must be Yahweh's. The estimation of the person. Of a beast given by vow. Of a house. Of a field, and the redemption thereof. No devoted thing may be redeemed. The tithe may not be changed.
God commandeth Moses to number the people. The princes of the tribes. The number of every tribe. The Levites are exempted for the service of Yahweh. § The order of the tribes in their tents. § The sons of Aaron. The Levites are given to the priests for the service of the Tabernacle, instead of the firstborn. The Levites are numbered by their families. The families, number, and charge of the Gershonites, of the Kohathites, of the Merarites. The place and charge of Moses and Aaron. The firstborn are freed by the Levites. The overplus are redeemed. § The age and time of the Levites' service. The carriage of the Kohathites, when the priests have taken down the Tabernacle. The charge of Eleazar. The office of the priests. The carriage of the Merarites. The number of the Kohathites, of the Gershonites, and of the Merarites. § The unclean are removed out of the camp. Restitution is to be made in trespasses. The trial of jealousy. § The law of the Nazarites. The form of blessing the people. § The offering of the princes at the dedication of the Tabernacle. Their several offerings at the dedication of the altar. God speaketh to Moses from the Mercy Seat. § How the lamps are to be lighted. The consecration of the Levites. The age and time of their service. § The Passover is commanded again. A second Passover allowed for them that were unclean or absent. The cloud guideth the removings and encampings of the Israelites. § The use of the silver trumpets. The Israelites remove from Sinai to Paran. The order of their march. Hobab is intreated by Moses not to leave them. The blessing of Moses at the removing and resting of the Ark. § The burning at Taberah quenched by Moses' prayer. The people lust for flesh, and loathe manna. Moses complaineth of his charge. God divideth his burden into seventy elders. Quails are given in wrath at Kibroth-hattaavah. § God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron. Miriam's leprosy is healed at the prayer of Moses. God commandeth her to be shut out of the host. § The names of the men who were sent to search the land. Their instructions. Their acts. Their relation. § The people murmur at the news. Joshua and Caleb labour to still them. God threateneth them. Moses persuadeth God, and obtaineth pardon. The murmurers are deprived of entering into the land. The men who raised the evil report die by a plague. The people that would invade the land against the will of God are smitten. § The law of the meat offering and the drink offering. The stranger is under the same law. The law of the first of the dough for an heave offering. The sacrifice for sin of ignorance. The punishment of presumption. He that violated the Sabbath is stoned. The law of fringes. § The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. Moses separateth the people from the rebels' tents. The earth swalloweth up Korah, and a fire consumeth others. The censers are reserved to holy use. Fourteen thousand and seven hundred are slain by a plague for murmuring against Moses and Aaron. Aaron by incense stayeth the plague. § Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth. It is left for a monument against the rebels. § The charge of the priests and Levites. The priests' portion. The Levites' portion. The heave offering to the priests out of the Levites' portion. § The water of separation made of ashes of a red heifer. The law for the use of it in purification of the unclean. § The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam dieth. They murmur for want of water. Moses, smiting the rock, bringeth forth water at Meribah. Moses at Kadesh desireth passage through Edom, which is denied him. At mount Hor Aaron resigneth his place to Eleazar, and dieth. § Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hormah. The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents. They repenting are healed by a brasen serpent. Sundry journeys of the Israelites. Sihon is overcome, and Og. § Balak's first message for Balaam is refused. His second message obtaineth him. An angel would have slain him, if his ass had not saved him. Balak entertaineth him. § Balak's sacrifice. Balaam's parables. § Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesieth the happiness of Israel. Balak in anger dismisseth him. He prophesieth of the Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations. § Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idolatry. Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. God therfore giveth him an everlasting priesthood. The Midianites are to be vexed. § The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of Moab. The law of dividing among them the inheritance of the land. The families and number of the Levites. None were left of them which were numbered at Sinai, but Caleb and Joshua. § The daughters of Zelophehad sue for an inheritance. The law of inheritances. Moses, being told of his death, sueth for a successor. Joshua is appointed to succeed him. § Offerings are to be observed. The continual burnt offering. The offering on the Sabbath, on the new moons, at the Passover, in the day of firstfruits. § The offering at the feast of Trumpets, at the day of afflicting their souls, and on the eight days of the feast of Tabernacles. § Vows are not to be broken. The exception of a maid's vow, of a wife's, of a widow's, or her that is divorced. § The Midianites are spoiled, and Balaam slain. Moses is wroth with the officers for saving the women alive. How the soldiers, with their captives and spoil, are to be purified. The proportion whereby the prey is to be divided. The voluntary oblation unto the treasury of Yahweh. § The Reubenites and Gadites sue for their inheritance on that side Jordan. Moses reproveth them. They offer him conditions to his content. Moses assigneth them the land. They conquer it. § Two and forty journeys of the Israelites. The Canaanites are to be destroyed. § The borders of the land. The names of the men which shall divide the land. § Eight and forty cities for the Levites with their suburbs, and measure thereof. Six of them are to be cities of refuge. The laws of murder. No satisfaction for murder. § The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters, is remedied by marrying in their own tribes, lest the inheritance should be removed from the tribe. The daughters of Zelophehad marry their father's brothers' sons.
Moses' speech in the end of the fortieth year, briefly rehearsing the story, of God's promise, giving them officers, of sending the spies to search the land, of God's anger for their incredulity, and disobedience. § The story is continued, that they were not to meddle with the Edomites, nor with the Moabites, nor with the Ammonites, but Sihon the Amorite was subdued by them. § The story of the conquest of Og king of Bashan. The bigness of his bed. The distribution of those lands to the two tribes and half. Moses' prayer to enter into the land. He is permitted to see it. § An exhortation to obedience. Moses appointeth three cities of refuge on that side Jordan. § The Covenant in Horeb. The Ten Commandments. At the people's request Moses receiveth the Law from God. § The end of the Law is obedience. An exhortation thereto. § All communion with the nations is forbidden, for fear of idolatry, for the holiness of the people, for the nature of God in his mercy and justice, for the assuredness of victory which God will give over them. § An exhortation to obedience in regard of God's dealing with them. § Moses dissuadeth them from the opinion of their own righteousness, by rehearsing their several rebellions. § God's mercy in restoring the two tables, in continuing the priesthood, in separating the tribe of Levi, in hearkening unto Moses' suit for the people. An exhortation unto obedience. § An exhortation to obedience, by their own experience of God's great works, by promise of God's great blessings, and by threatenings. A careful study is required in God's Words. The blessing and curse is set before them. § Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed. The place of God's service is to be kept. Blood is forbidden. Holy things must be eaten in the holy place. The Levite is not to be forsaken. Idolatry is not to be enquired after. § Enticers to idolatry, how near soever unto thee, are to be stoned to death. Idolatrous cities are not to be spared. § God's children are not to disfigure themselves in mourning. What may, and what may not be eaten, of beasts, of fishes, of fowls. That which dieth of itself may not be eaten. Tithes of divine service. Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before Yahweh. The third year's tithe of alms and charity. § The seventh year a year of release for the poor. It must be no let of lending or giving. An Hebrew servant, except he will not depart, must in the seventh year go forth free and well furnished. All firstling males of the cattle are to be sanctified unto Yahweh. § The feast of the Passover, of Weeks, of Tabernacles. Every male must offer, as he is able, at these three feasts. Of judges and justice. Groves and images are forbidden. § The things sacrificed must be sound. Idolaters must be slain. Hard controversies are to be determined by the priests and judges. The contemner of that determination must die. The election, and duty of a king. § Yahweh is the priests' and Levites' inheritance. The priest's due. The Levite's portion. The abominations of the nations are to be avoided. Christ the Prophet is to be heard. The presumptuous prophet is to die. § The cities of refuge. The privilege thereof for the manslayer. The landmark is not to be removed. Two witnesses at the least. The punishment of a false witness. § The priest's exhortation to encourage the people to battle. The officers' proclamation who are to be dismissed from the war. How to use the cities that accept or refuse the proclamation of peace. What cities must be devoted. Trees of man's meat must not be destroyed in the siege. § The expiation of an uncertain murder. The usage of a captive taken to wife. The firstborn is not to be disinherited upon private affection. A stubborn son is to be stoned to death. The malefactor must not hang all night of a tree. § Of humanity toward brethren. The sex is to be distinguished by apparel. The dam is not to be taken with her young ones. The house must have battlements. Confusion is to be avoided. Fringes upon the vesture. The punishment of him that slandereth his wife. Of adultery, of rape, and of fornication. Incest. § Who may not enter into the congregation. Uncleanness to be avoided in the host. Of the fugitive servant. Of filthiness. Of abominable sacrifices. Of usury. Of vows. Of trespasses. § Of divorce. A new married man goeth not to war. Of pledges. Of manstealers. Of leprosy. The hire is to be given. Of justice. Of charity. § Stripes must not exceed forty. The ox is not to be muzzled. Of raising seed unto a brother. Of the immodest woman. Of unjust weights. The memory of Amalek is to be blotted out. § The confession of him that offereth the basket of firstfruits. The prayer of him that giveth his third year's tithes. The Covenant between God and the people. § The people are commanded to write the Law upon stones, and to build an altar of whole stones. The tribes divided on Gerizim and Ebal. The curses pronounced on mount Ebal. § The blessings for obedience. The curses for disobedience. § Moses exhorteth them to obedience, by the memory of the works they had seen. All are presented before Yahweh to enter into his Covenant. The great wrath on him that flattereth himself in his wickedness. Secret things belong to Yahweh. § Great mercies promised unto the repentent. The commandment is manifest. Life and death are set before them. § Moses encourageth the people. He encourageth Joshua. He delivereth the Law unto the priests to read it in the seventh year to the people. God giveth a charge to Joshua, and a song to testify against the people. Moses delivereth the book of the Law to the Levites to keep. He maketh a protestation to the elders. § Moses' song, which setteth forth God's mercy and vengeance. He exhorteth them to set their hearts upon it. God sendeth him up to mount Nebo, to see the land, and die. § The majesty of God. The blessings of the twelve tribes. The excellency of Israel. § Moses from mount Nebo vieweth the land. He dieth there. His burial. His age. Thirty days' mourning for him. Joshua succeedeth him. The praise of Moses.
Yahweh appointeth Joshua to succeed Moses. The borders of the promised land. God promiseth to assist Joshua. He giveth him instructions. He prepareth the people to pass over Jordan. Joshua putteth the two tribes and half in mind of their promise to Moses. They promise him fealty. § Rahab receiveth and concealeth the two spies sent from Shittim. The covenant between her and them. Their return and relation. § Joshua cometh to Jordan. The officers instruct the people for the passage. Yahweh encourageth Joshua. Joshua encourageth the people. The waters of Jordan are divided. § Twelve men are appointed to take twelve stones for a memorial out of Jordan. Twelve other stones are set up in the midst of Jordan. The people pass over. God magnifieth Joshua. The twelve stones are pitched in Gilgal. § The Canaanites are afraid. Joshua reneweth circumcision. The Passover is kept at Gilgal. Manna ceaseth. An angel appeareth to Joshua. § Jericho is shut up. God instructeth Joshua how to besiege it. The city is compassed. It must be cursed. The walls fall down. Rahab is saved. The builder of Jericho is cursed. § The Israelites are smitten at Ai. Joshua's complaint. God instructeth him what to do. Achan is taken by the lot. His confession. He and all he had are destroyed in the valley of Achor. § God encourageth Joshua. The stratagem whereby Ai was taken. The king thereof is hanged. Joshua buildeth an altar, writeth the Law on stones, propoundeth blessings and cursings. § The kings combine against Israel. The Gibeonites by craft obtain a league. For which they are condemned to perpetual bondage. § Five kings war against Gibeon. Joshua rescueth it. God fighteth against them with hailstones. The sun and moon stand still at the word of Joshua. The five kings are mured in a cave. They are brought forth, scornfully used, and hanged. Seven kings more are conquered. Joshua returneth to Gilgal. § Divers kings are overcome at the waters of Merom. Hazor is taken and burnt. All the country is taken by Joshua. The Anakims cut off. § The two kings whose countries Moses took and disposed of. The one and thirty kings on the other side Jordan which Joshua smote. § The bounds of the land not yet conquered. The inheritance of the two tribes and half. Yahweh and his sacrifices are the inheritance of Levi. The bounds of the inheritance of Reuben. Balaam slain. The bounds of the inheritance of Gad, and of the half tribe of Manasseh. § The nine tribes and half are to have their inheritance by lot. Caleb by privilege obtaineth Hebron. § The borders of the lot of Judah. Caleb's portion and conquest. Othniel, for his valour, hath Achsah, Caleb's daughter, to wife. She obtaineth a blessing of her father. The cities of Judah. The Jebusites not conquered. § The general borders of the sons of Joseph. The border of the inheritance of Ephraim. The Canaanites not conquered. § The lot of Manasseh. His coast. The Canaanites not driven out. The children of Joseph obtain another lot. § The Tabernacle is set up at Shiloh. The remainder of the land is described, and divided into seven parts. Joshua divideth it by lot. The lot of the border of Benjamin. Their cities. § The lot of Simeon, of Zebulun, of Issachar, of Asher, of Naphtali, of Dan. The children of Israel give an inheritance to Joshua. § God commandeth, and the children of Israel appoint the six cities of refuge. § Eight of the forty cities given by lot, out of the other tribes, unto the Levites. God gave the land, and rest unto the Israelites, according to his promise. § The two tribes and half with a blessing are sent home. They build the altar of testimony in their journey. The Israelites are offended thereat. They give them good satisfaction. § Joshua's exhortation before his death, by former benefits, by promises, and by threatenings. § Joshua assembleth the tribes at Shechem. A brief history of God's benefits from Terah. He reneweth the Covenant between them and God. A stone the witness of the Covenant. Joshua's age, death, and burial. Joseph's bones are buried. Eleazar dieth.
The acts of Judah and Simeon. Adoni-bezek justly requited. Jerusalem taken. Hebron taken. Othniel hath Achsah to wife for taking of Debir. The Kenites dwell in Judah. Hormah, Gaza, Ashkelon, and Ekron taken. The acts of Benjamin. Of the house of Joseph, who take Beth-el. Of Zebulun. Of Asher. Of Naphtali. Of Dan. § An angel rebuketh the people at Bochim. The wickedness of the new generation after Joshua. God's anger and pity towards them. The Canaanites are left to prove Israel. § The nations which were left to prove Israel. By communion with them they commit idolatry. Othniel delivereth them from Cushan-rishathaim, Ehud from Eglon, Shamgar from the Philistines. § Deborah and Barak deliver Israel from Jabin and Sisera. Jael killeth Sisera. § The song of Deborah and Barak. § The Israelites for their sin are oppressed by Midian. A prophet rebuketh them. An angel sendeth Gideon for their deliverance. Gideon's present is consumed with fire. Gideon destroyeth Baal's altar, and offereth a sacrifice upon the altar YAHWEH-shalom. Joash defendeth his son, and calleth him Jerubbaal. Gideon's army. Gideon's signs. § Gideon's army of two and thirty thousand is brought to three hundred. He is encouraged by the dream and interpretation of the barley cake. His stratagem of trumpets and lamps in pitchers. The Ephraimites take Oreb and Zeeb. § Gideon pacifieth the Ephraimites. Succoth and Penuel refuse to relieve Gideon's army. Zebah and Zalmunna are taken. Succoth and Penuel are destroyed. Gideon revengeth his brethren's death on Zebah and Zalmunna. He refuseth government. His ephod cause of idolatry. Midian subdued. The Israelites' idolatry and ingratitude. § Abimelech by conspiracy with the Shechemites, and murder of his brethren, is made king. Jotham by a parable rebuketh them, and foretelleth their ruin. Gaal conspireth with the Shechemites against him. Zebul revealeth it. Abimelech overcometh them, and soweth the city with salt. He burneth the hold of the god Berith. At Thebez he is slain by a piece of a millstone. Jotham's curse is fulfilled. § Tola judgeth Israel in Shamir. Jair, whose thirty sons had thirty cities. The Philistines and Ammorites oppress Israel. In their misery God sendeth them to their false gods. Upon their repentance he pitieth them. § The covenant between Jephthah and the Gileadites, that he should be their head. The treaty of peace between him and the Ammonites is in vain. Jephthah's vow. His conquest of the Ammonites. He performeth his vow on his daughter. § The Ephraimites, quarrelling with Jephthah, and discerned by Shibboleth, are slain by the Gileadites. Jephthah dieth. Ibzan, who had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, and Elon, and Abdon, who had forty sons and thirty nephews, judge Israel. § Israel is in the hand of the Philistines. An angel appeareth to Manoah's wife. The angel appeareth to Manoah. Manoah's sacrifice, whereby the angel is discovered. Samson is born. § Samson desireth a wife of the Philistines. In his journey he killeth a lion. In a second journey he findeth honey in the carcase. Samson's marriage feast. His riddle by his wife is made known. He spoileth thirty Philistines. His wife is married to another. § Samson is denied his wife. He burneth the Philistines' corn with foxes and firebrands. His wife and her father are burnt by the Philistines. Samson smiteth them hip and thigh. He is bound by the men of Judah and delivered to the Philistines. He killeth them with a jawbone. God maketh the fountain En-hakkore for him in Lehi. § Samson at Gaza escapeth, and carrieth away the gates of the city. Delilah, corrupted by the Philistines, enticeth Samson. Thrice she is deceived. At last she overcometh him. The Philistines take him, and put out his eyes. His strength renewing, he pulleth down the house upon the Philistines, and dieth. § Of the money that Micah first stole, then restored, his mother maketh images, and he ornaments for them. He hireth a Levite to be his priest. § The Danites send five men to seek out an inheritance. At the house of Micah they consult with Jonathan, and are encouraged in their way. They search Laish, and bring back news of good hope. Six hundred men are sent to surprise it. In the way they rob Micah of his priest and his consecrate things. They win Laish, and call it Dan. They set up idolatry, wherein Jonathan inheriteth the priesthood. § A Levite goeth to Beth-lehem to fetch home his wife. An old man entertaineth him at Gibeah. The Benjamites abuse his concubine to death. He divideth her into twelve pieces, to send them to the twelve tribes. § The Levite in a general assembly declareth his wrong. The decree of the assembly. The Benjamites, being cited, make head against the Israelites. The Israelites in two battles lose forty thousand. They destroy by a stratagem all the Benjamites except six hundred. § The people bewail the desolation of Benjamin. By the destruction of Jabesh-gilead they provide them four hundred wives. They advise them to surprise the virgins that danced at Shiloh.
Elimelech driven by famine into Moab, dieth there. Mahlon and Chilion, having married wives of Moab, die also. Naomi returning homeward, dissuadeth her two daughters in law from going with her. Orpah leaveth her, but Ruth with great constancy accompanieth her. They two come to Beth-lehem, where they are gladly received. § Ruth gleaneth in the fields of Boaz. Boaz taking knowledge of her, sheweth her great favour. That which she got, she carrieth to Naomi. § By Naomi's instruction, Ruth lieth at Boaz's feet. Boaz acknowledgeth the right of a kinsman. He sendeth her away with six measures of barley. § Boaz calleth into judgment the next kinsman. He refuseth the redemption according to the manner in Israel. Boaz buyeth the inheritance. He marrieth Ruth. She beareth Obed the grandfather of David. The generation of Pharez.
Elkanah a Levite having two wives, worshippeth yearly at Shiloh. He cherisheth Hannah, though barren, and provoked by Peninah. Hannah in grief prayeth for a child. Eli first rebuking her, afterwards blesseth her. Hannah having born Samuel, stayeth at home till he be weaned. She presenteth him, according to her vow, to Yahweh. § Hannah's song in thankfulness. The sin of Eli's sons. Samuel's ministry. By Eli's blessing Hannah is more fruitful. Eli reproveth his sons. A prophecy against Eli's house. § How the Word of Yahweh was first revealed to Samuel. God telleth Samuel the destruction of Eli's house. Samuel, though loth, telleth Eli the vision. Samuel groweth in credit. § The Israelites are overcome by the Philistines at Eben-ezer. They fetch the Ark to the terror of the Philistines. They are smitten again, the Ark taken, Hophni and Phinehas are slain. Eli, at the news, falling backward, breaketh his neck. Phinehas' wife, discouraged in her travail with Ichabod, dieth. § The Philistines having brought the Ark into Ashdod set it in the house of Dagon. Dagon is smitten down and cut in pieces, and they of Ashdod smitten with emerods. So God dealeth with them of Gath, when it was brought thither: and so with them of Ekron, when it was brought thither. § After seven months the Philistines take counsel how to send back the Ark. They bring it on a new cart with an offering unto Beth-shemesh. The people are smitten for looking into the Ark. They send to them of Kirjath-Jearim to fetch it. § They of Kirjath-Jearim bring the Ark into the house of Abinadab, and sanctify Eleazar his son to keep it. After twenty years the Israelites, by Samuel's means, solemnly repent at Mizpeh. While Samuel prayeth and sacrificeth, Yahweh discomfiteth the Philistines by thunder at Eben-ezer. The Philistines are subdued. Samuel peaceably and religiously judgeth Israel. § By occasion of the ill government of Samuel's sons, the Israelites ask a king. Samuel praying in grief is comforted by God. He telleth the manner of a king. God willeth Samuel to yield unto the importunity of the people. § Saul despairing to find his father's asses, by the counsel of his servant, and direction of young maidens, according to God's revelation, cometh to Samuel. Samuel entertaineth Saul at the feast. Samuel, after secret communication, bringeth Saul on his way. § Samuel anointeth Saul. He confirmeth him by prediction of three signs. Saul's heart is changed, and he prophesieth. He concealeth the matter of the kingdom from his uncle. Saul is chosen at Mizpeh by lot. The different affections of his subjects. § Nahash offereth them of Jabesh-gilead a reproachful condition. They send messengers, and are delivered by Saul. Saul thereby is confirmed, and his kingdom renewed. § Samuel testifieth his integrity. He reproveth the people of ingratitude. He terrifieth them with thunder in harvest time. He comforteth them in God's mercy. § Saul's selected band. He calleth the Hebrews to Gilgal against the Philistines, whose garrison Jonathan had smitten. The Philistines' great host. The distress of the Israelites. Saul, weary of staying for Samuel, sacrificeth. Samuel reproveth him. The three spoiling bands of the Philistines. The policy of the Philistines, to suffer no smith in Israel. § Jonathan, unwitting to his father, the priest, or the people, goeth and miraculously smiteth the Philistines' garrison. A divine terror maketh them beat themselves. Saul, not staying the priest's answer, setteth on them. The captivated Hebrews, and the hidden Israelites, join against them. Saul's unadvised adjuration hindreth the victory. He restraineth the people from eating blood. He buildeth an altar. Jonathan, taken by lot, is saved by the people. Saul's strength and family. § Samuel sendeth Saul to destroy Amalek. Saul favoureth the Kenites. He spareth Agag and the best of the spoil. Samuel denounceth unto Saul, commending and excusing himself, God's rejection of him for his disobedience. Saul's humiliation. Samuel killeth Agag. Samuel and Saul part. § Samuel sent by God, under pretence of a sacrifice, cometh to Beth-lehem. His human judgment is reproved. He anointeth David. Saul sendeth for David to quiet his evil spirit. § The armies of the Israelites and Philistines being ready to battle, Goliath cometh proudly forth to challenge a combat. David, sent by his father to visit his brethren, taketh the challenge. Eliab chideth him. He is brought to Saul. He sheweth the reason of his confidence. Without armour, armed with faith, he slayeth the giant. Saul taketh notice of David. § Jonathan loveth David. Saul envieth his praise, seeketh to kill him in his fury, feareth him for his good success, offereth him his daughters for a snare. David persuadeth to be the king's son in law, giveth two hundred foreskins of the Philistines for Michal's dowry. Saul's hatred, and David's glory increaseth. § Jonathan discloseth his father's purpose to kill David. He persuadeth his father to reconciliation. By reason of David's good success in a new war, Saul's malicious rage breaketh out against him. Michal deceiveth her father with an image in David's bed. David cometh to Samuel in Naioth. Saul's messengers sent to take David, and Saul himself, prophesy. § David consulteth with Jonathan for his safety. Jonathan and David renew their covenant by oath. Jonathan's token to David, Saul, missing David, seeketh to kill Jonathan. Jonathan lovingly taketh his leave of David. § David at Nob obtaineth of Ahimelech hallowed bread. Doeg was present. David taketh Goliath's sword. David at Gath feigneth himself mad. § Companies resort unto David at Adullam. At Mizpeh he commendeth his parents unto the king of Moab. Admonished by Gad, he cometh to Hareth. Saul, going to pursue him, complaineth of his servants' unfaithfulness. Doeg accuseth Ahimelech. Saul commandeth to kill the priests. The footmen refusing, Doeg executeth it. Abiathar escaping, bringeth David the news. § David, enquiring of Yahweh by Abiathar, rescueth Keilah. God shewing him the coming of Saul, and the treachery of the Keilites, he escapeth from Keilah. In Ziph Jonathan cometh and comforteth him. The Ziphites discover him to Saul. At Maon he is rescued from Saul by the invasion of the Philistines. He dwelleth at En-gedi. § David in a cave at En-gedi, having cut off Saul's skirt, spareth his life. He sheweth thereby his innocency. Saul, acknowledging his fault, taketh an oath of David, and departeth. § Samuel dieth. David in Paran sendeth to Nabal. Provoked by Nabal's churlishness, he mindeth to destroy him. Abigail understanding thereof, taketh a present, and by her wisdom pacifieth David. Nabal hearing thereof dieth. David taketh Abigail and Ahinoam to be his wives. Michal is given to Phalti. § Saul, by the discovery of the Ziphites, cometh to Hachilah against David. David, coming into the trench, stayeth Abishai from killing Saul, but taketh his spear and cruse. David reproveth Abner, and exhorteth Saul. Saul acknowledgeth his sin. § Saul, hearing David to be in Gath, seeketh no more for him. David beggeth Ziklag of Achish. He, invading other countries, persuadeth Achish he fought against Judah. § Achish putteth confidence in David. Saul having destroyed the witches, and now in his fear forsaken by God, seeketh a witch. The witch, encouraged by Saul, raiseth up Samuel. Saul, hearing his ruin, fainteth. The woman with his servants refresh him with meat. § David marching with the Philistines, is disallowed by their princes. Achish dismisseth him, with commendations of his fidelity. § The Amalekites spoil Ziklag. David asking counsel is encouraged by God to pursue them. By the means of a revived Egyptian he is brought to the enemies, and recovereth all the spoil. David's law to divide the spoil equally between them that fight and them that keep the stuff. He sendeth presents to his friends. § Saul having lost his army, and his sons slain, he and his armourbearer kill themselves. The Philistines possess the forsaken towns of the Israelites. They triumph over the dead carcases. They of Jabesh-gilead, recovering the bodies by night, burn them at Jabesh, and mournfully bury their bones.
The Amalekite, who brought tidings of the overthrow, and accused himself of Saul's death, is slain. David lamenteth Saul and Jonathan with a song. § David, by God's direction, with his company goeth up to Hebron, where he is made king of Judah. He commendeth them of Jabesh-gilead for their kindness to Saul. Abner maketh Ish-bosheth king of Israel. A mortal skirmish between twelve of Abner's and twelve of Joab's men. Asahel is slain. At Abner's motion Joab soundeth a retreat. Asahel's burial. § During the war David still waxeth stronger. Six sons were born to him in Hebron. Abner, displeased with Ish-bosheth, revolteth to David. David requireth a condition to bring him his wife Michal. Abner, having communed with the Israelites, is feasted by David and dismissed. Joab, returning from battle, is displeased with the king and killeth Abner. David curseth Joab, and mourneth for Abner. § The Israelites being troubled at the death of Abner, Baanah and Rechab slay Ish-bosheth, and bring his head to Hebron. David causeth them to be slain, and Ish-bosheth's head to be buried. § The Tribes come to Hebron to anoint David over Israel. David's age. He taking Zion from the Jebusites dwelleth in it. Hiram sendeth to David. Eleven sons are born to him in Jerusalem. David directed by God smiteth the Philistines at Baal-perazim, and again at the mulberry trees. § David fetcheth the Ark from Kirjath-jearim on a new cart. Uzzah is smitten at Perez-uzzah. God blesseth Obed-edom for the Ark. David bringeth the Ark into Zion with sacrifices, danceth before it, for which Michal despiseth him. He placeth it in a tabernacle with great joy and feasting. Michal reproving David for his religious joy is childless to her death. § Nathan first approving the purpose of David to build God an house, after by the Word of God forbiddeth him. He promiseth him benefits and blessings in his seed. David's prayer and thanksgiving. § David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites. He smiteth Hadadezer, and the Syrians. Toi sendeth Joram with presents to bless him. The presents and the spoil David dedicateth to God. He putteth garrisons in Edom. David's officers. § David by Ziba sendeth for Mephibosheth. For Jonathan's sake he entertaineth him at his table, and restoreth him all that was Saul's. He maketh Ziba his farmer. § David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the son of Nahash, are villainously entreated. The Ammonites, strengthened by the Syrians, are overcome by Joab and Abishai. Shobach, making a new supply of the Syrians at Helam, is slain by David. § While Joab besieged Rabbah, David committeth adultery with Bath-sheba. Uriah, sent for by David to cover the adultery, would not go home neither sober nor drunken. He carrieth to Joab the letter of his death. Joab sendeth the news thereof to David. David taketh Bath-sheba to wife. § Nathan's parable of the ewe lamb causeth David to be his own judge. David, reproved by Nathan, confesseth his sin, and is pardoned. David mourneth and prayeth for the child, while it lived. Solomon is born and named Jedidiah. David taketh Rabbah, and tortureth the people thereof. § Amnon loving Tamar, by Jonadab's cousel feigning himself sick, ravisheth her. He hateth her, and shamefully turneth her away. Absalom entertaineth her, and concealeth his purpose. At the sheepshearing, among all the king's sons, he killeth Amnon. David grieving at the news is comforted by Jonadab. Absalom fleeth to Talmai at Geshur. § Joab, suborning a widow of Tekoah, by a parable to incline the king's heart to fetch home Absalom, bringeth him to Jerusalem. Absalom's beauty, hair, and children. After two years, Absalom by Joab is brought before the king's presence. § Absalom, by fair speeches and courtesies, stealeth the hearts of Israel. Under pretence of a vow he obtaineth leave to go to Hebron. He maketh there a great conspiracy. David upon the news fleeth from Jerusalem. Ittai would not leave him. Zadok and Abiathar are sent back with the Ark. David and his company go up mount Olivet weeping. He curseth Ahithophel's counsel. Hushai is sent back with instructions. § Ziba, by presents and false suggestions, obtaineth his master's inheritance. At Bahurim Shimei curseth David. David with patience abstaineth, and restraineth others, from revenge. Hushai insinuateth himself into Absalom's counsel. § Ahithophel's counsel is overthrown by Hushsai's, according to God's appointment. Secret intelligence is sent unto David. Ahithophel hangeth himself. Amasa is made captain. David at Mahanaim is furnished with provision. § David viewing the armies in their march giveth them charge of Absalom. The Israelites are sore smitten in the wood of Ephraim. Absalom, hanging in an oak, is slain by Joab, and cast into a pit. Absalom's place. Ahimaaz and Cushi bring tidings to David. David mourneth for Absalom. § Joab causeth the king to cease mourning. The Israelites are earnest to bring the king back. David sendeth to the priests to incite them of Judah. Shimei is pardoned. Mephibosheth excused. Barzillai dismissed, Chimham his son is taken into the king's family. The Israelites expostulate with Judah for bringing home the king without them. § By occasion of the quarrel, Sheba maketh a party in Israel. David's ten concubines are shut up in perpetual prison. Amasa, made captain over Judah, is slain by Joab. Joab pursueth Sheba unto Abel. A wise woman saveth the city by Sheba's head. David's officers. § The three years' famine for the Gibeonites ceaseth, by hanging seven of Saul's sons. Rizpah's kindness unto the dead. David burrieth the bones of Saul and Jonathan in his father's sepulchre. Four battles against the Philistines, wherein four valiants of David slay four giants. § A psalm of thanksgiving for God's powerful deliverance, and manifold blessings. § David, in his last words, professeth his faith in God's promises to be beyond sense or experience. The different state of the wicked. A catalogue of David's mighty men. § David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joab to number the people. The captains, in nine months and twenty days, bring the muster of thirteen hundred thousand fighting men. David, having three plagues propounded by Gad, repenteth, and chooseth the three days' pestilence. After the death of threescore and ten thousand, David by repentance preventeth the destruction of Jerusalem. David, by Gad's direction, purchaseth Araunah's threshingfloor, where having sacrificed, the plague stayeth.
Abishag cherisheth David in his extreme age. Adonijah, David's darling, usurpeth the kingdom. By the counsel of Nathan, Bath-sheba moveth the king, and Nathan secondeth her. David reneweth his oath to Bath-sheba. Solomon, by David's appointment, being anointed king by Zadok and Nathan, the people triumph. Jonathan bringing these news, Adonijah's guests flee. Adonijah, fleeing to the horns of the altar, upon his good behaviour is dismissed by Solomon. § David, having given a charge to Solomon, of religiousness, of Joab, of Barzillai, of Shimei, dieth. Solomon succeedeth. Adonijah, moving Bath-sheba to sue unto Solomon for Abishag, is put to death. Abiathar, having his life given to him, is deprived of the priesthood. Joab fleeing to the horns of the altar is there slain. Benaiah is put in Joab's room, and Zadok in Abiathar's. Shimei, confined to Jerusalem, by occasion of going thence to Gath, is put to death. § Solomon marrieth Pharaoh's daughter. High places being in use, Solomon sacrificeth at Gibeon. Solomon at Gibeon, in the choice which God gave him, preferring wisdom, obtaineth wisdom, riches and honour. Solomon's judgment between the two harlots maketh him renowned. § Solomon's princes. His twelve officers for provision. The peace and largeness of his kingdom. His daily provision. His stables. His wisdom. § Hiram, sending to congratulate Solomon, is certified of his purpose to build the Temple, and desired to furnish him with timber thereto. Hiram, blessing God for Solomon, and requesting food for his family, furnisheth him with trees. The number of Solomon's workmen and labourers. § The building of Solomon's Temple. The chambers thereof. God's promise unto it. The cieling and adorning of it. The cherubims. The doors. The court. The time of building it. § The building of Solomon's house. Of the house of Lebanon. Of the porch of pillars. Of the porch of judgment. Of the house for Pharaoh's daughter. Hiram's work of the two pillars. Of the molten sea. Of the ten bases. Of the ten lavers, and all the vessels. § The feast of the dedication of the Temple. Solomon's blessing. Solomon's prayer. His sacrifice of peace offerings. § God's Covenant in a vision with Solomon. The mutual presents of Solomon and Hiram. In Solomon's works the Gentiles were his bondmen, the Israelites honourable servants. Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house. Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices. His navy fetcheth gold from Ophir. § The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon's gold. His targets. The throne of ivory. His vessels. His presents. His chariots and horse. His tribute. § Solomon's wives and concubines. In his old age they draw him to idolatry. God threateneth him. Solomon's adversaries were Hadad, who was entertained in Egypt, Rezon, who reigned in Damascus, and Jeroboam, to whom Ahijah prophesied. Solomon's acts, reign, and death: Rehoboam succeedeth him. § The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him. Rehoboam, refusing the old men's counsel, by the advice of young men, answereth them roughly. Ten tribes revolting, kill Adoram, and make Rehoboam to flee. Rehoboam, raising an army, is forbidden by Shemaiah. Jeroboam strengtheneth himself by cities, and by the idolatry of the two calves. § Jeroboam's hand, that offered violence to him that prophesied against his altar at Beth-el, withereth, and at the prayer of the prophet is restored. The prophet, refusing the king's entertainment, departeth from Beth-el. An old prophet, seducing him, bringeth him back. He is reproved by God, slain by a lion, buried by the old prophet, who confirmeth his prophecy. Jeroboam's obstinacy. § Abijah being sick, Jeroboam sendeth his wife disguised with presents to the prophet Ahijah at Shiloh. Ahijah, forewarned by God, denounceth God's judgment. Abijah dieth, and is buried. Nabab succeedeth Jeroboam. Rehoboam's wicked reign. Shishak spoileth Jerusalem. Abijam succeedeth Rehoboam. § Abijam's wicked reign. Asa succeedeth him. Asa's good reign. The war between Baasha and him causeth him to make a league with Ben-hadad. Jehoshaphat succeedeth Asa. Nadab's wicked reign. Baasha conspiring against him executeth Ahijah's prophecy. Nadab's acts and death. Baasha's wicked reign. § Jehu's prophecy against Baasha. Elah succeedeth him. Zimri conspiring against Elah succeedeth him. Zimri executeth Jehu's prophecy. Omri, made king by the soldiers, forceth Zimri desperately to burn himself. The kingdom being divided, Omri prevaileth against Tibni. Omri buildeth Samaria. His wicked reign. Ahab succeedeth him. Ahab's most wicked reign. Joshua's curse upon Hiel the builder of Jericho. § Elijah, having prophesied against Ahab, is sent to Cherith, where the ravens feed him. He is sent to the widow of Zarephath. He raiseth the widow's son. The woman believeth him. § In the extremity of famine Elijah, sent to Ahab, meeteth good Obadiah. Obadiah bringeth Ahab to Elijah. Elijah, reproving Ahab, by fire from heaven convinceth Baal's prophets. Elijah, by prayer obtaining rain, followeth Ahab to Jezreel. § Elijah, threatened by Jezebel, fleeth to Beer-sheba. In the wilderness, being weary of his life, he is comforted by an angel. At Horeb God appeareth unto him, sending him to anoint Hazael, Jehu, and Elisha. Elisha, taking leave of his friends, followeth Elijah. § Ben-hadad, not content with Ahab's homage, besiegeth Samaria. By the direction of a prophet, the Syrians are slain. As the prophet forewarned Ahab, the Syrians, trusting in the valleys, come against him in Aphek. By the word of the prophet, and God's judgment, the Syrians are smitten again. The Syrians, submitting themselves, Ahab sendeth Ben-hadad away with a covenant. The prophet, under the parable of a prisoner, making Ahab judge himself, denounceth God's judgment against him. § Ahab being denied Naboth's vinyard is grieved. Jezebel writing letters against Naboth, he is condemned of blasphemy. Ahab taketh possession of the vinyard. Elijah denounceth judgments against Ahab and Jezebel. Wicked Ahab repenting, God deferreth the judgment. § Ahab, seduced by false prophets, according to the word of Micaiah, is slain at Ramoth-gilead. The dogs lick up his blood, and Ahaziah succeedeth him. Jehoshaphat's good reign. His acts. Jehoram succeedeth him. Ahaziah's evil reign.
Moab rebelleth. Ahaziah, sending to Baal-zebub, hath his judgment by Elijah. Elijah twice bringeth fire from heaven upon them whom Ahaziah sent to apprehend him. He pitieth the third captian, and, encouraged by an angel, telleth the king of his death. Jehoram succeedeth Ahaziah. § Elijah, taking his leave of Elisha, with his mantle divideth Jordan, and, granting Elisha his request, is taken up by a whirlwind into heaven. Elisha, dividing Jordan with Elijah's mantle, is acknowledged his successor. The young prophets, hardly obtaining leave to seek Elijah, could not find him. Elisha with salt healeth the unwholesome waters. Bears destroy the children that mocked Elisha. § Jehoram's reign. Mesha rebelleth. Jehoram, with Jehoshaphat, and the king of Edom, being distressed for want of water, by Elisha obtaineth water, and promise of victory. The Moabites, deceived by the colour of the water, coming to spoil, are overcome. The king of Moab, by sacrificing the king of Edom's son, raiseth the siege. § Elisha multiplieth the widow's oil. He giveth a son to the good Shunammite. He raiseth again her dead son. At Gilgal he healeth the deadly pottage. He satisfieth an hundred men with twenty loaves. § Naaman, by the report of a captive maid, is sent to Samaria to be cured of his leprosy. Elisha, sending him to Jordan, cureth him. He refusing Naaman's gifts granted him some of the earth. Gehazi, abusing his master's name unto Naaman, is smitten with leprosy. § Elisha, giving leave to the young prophets to enlarge their dwellings, causeth iron to swim. He discloseth the king of Samaria's counsel. The army, which was sent to Dothan to apprehend Elisha, is smitten with blindness. Being brought into Samaria, they are dismissed in peace. The famine in Samaria causeth women to eat their own children. The king sendeth to slay Elisha. § Elisha prophesieth incredible plenty in Samaria. Four lepers, venturing on the host of the Syrians, bring tidings of their flight. The king, finding by spies the news to be true, spoileth the tents of the Syrians. The lord, who would not believe the prophecy of plenty, having charge of the gate, is trodden to death in the press. § The Shunammite, having left her country seven years, to avoid the forewarned famine, for Elisha's miracle's sake hath her land restored by the king. Hazael, being sent with a present by Ben-hadad to Elisha at Damascus, after he had heard the prophecy, killeth his master, and succeedeth him. Jehoram's wicked reign in Judah. Edom and Libnah revolt. Ahaziah succeedeth Jehoram. Ahaziah's wicked reign. He visiteth Jehoram wounded, at Jezreel. § Elisha sendeth a young prophet with instructions to anoint Jehu at Ramoth-gilead. The prophet having done his message fleeth. Jehu, being made king by the soldiers, killeth Joram in the field of Naboth. Ahaziah is slain at Gur, and buried at Jerusalem. Proud Jezebel is thrown down out of a window, and eaten by dogs. § Jehu, by his letters, causeth seventy of Ahab's children to be beheaded. He excuseth the fact by the prophecy of Elijah. At the shearing house he slayeth two and forty of Ahaziah's brethren. He taketh Jehonadab into his company. By subtilty he destroyeth all the worshippers of Baal. Jehu followeth Jeroboam's sins. Hazael oppresseth Israel. Jehoahaz succeedeth Jehu. § Jehoash, being saved by Jehosheba his aunt from Athaliah's massacre of the seed royal, is hid six years in the house of God. Jehoiada, giving order to the captains, in the seventh year anointeth him king. Athaliah is slain. Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God. § Jehoash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada. He giveth order for the repair of the Temple. Hazael is diverted from Jerusalem by a present of the hallowed treasures. Jehoash being slain by his servants, Amaziah succeedeth him. § Jehoahaz his wicked reign. Jehoahaz, oppressed by Hazael, is relieved by prayer. Joash succeedeth him. His wicked reign. Jeroboam succeedeth him. Elisha dying prophesieth to Joash three victories over the Syrians. The Moabites invading the land, Elisha's bones raise up a dead man. Hazael dying, Joash getteth three victories over Ben-hadad. § Amaziah his good reign. His justice on the murderers of his father. His victory over Edom. Amaziah, provoking Jehoash, is overcome and spoiled. Jeroboam succeedeth Jehoash. Amaziah slain by a conspiracy. Azariah succeedeth him. Jeroboam's wicked reign. Zachariah succeedeth him. § Azariah his good reign. He dying a leper, Jotham succeedeth. Zachariah, the last of Jehu's generation, reigning ill, is slain by Shallum. Shallum, reigning a month, is slain by Menahem. Menahem strengtheneth himself by Pul. Pekahiah succeedeth him. Pekahiah is slain by Pekah. Pekah is oppressed by Tiglath-pileser, and slain by Hoshea. Jotham's good reign. Ahaz succeedeth him. § Ahaz his wicked reign. Ahaz assailed by Rezin and Pekah, hireth Tiglath-pileser against them. Ahaz, sending a pattern of an altar from Damascus to Urijah, diverteth the brasen altar to his own devotion. He spoileth the Temple. Hezekiah succeedeth him. § Hoshea his wicked reign. Being subdued by Shalmaneser, he conspireth against him with So king of Egypt. Samaria for their sins is captivated. The strange nations, which were transplanted in Samaria, being plagued with lions, make a mixture of religions. § Hezekiah his good reign. He destroyeth idolatry, and prospereth. Samaria is carried captive for their sins. Sennacherib invading Judah is pacified by a tribute. Rab-shakeh, sent by Sennacherib again, revileth Hezekiah, and by blasphemous persuasions soliciteth the people to revolt. § Hezekiah mourning sendeth to Isaiah to pray for them. Isaiah comforteth them. Sennacherib, going to encounter Tirhakah, sendeth a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah. Hezekiah's prayer. Isaiah's prophecy of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, and the good of Zion. An angel slayeth the Assyrians. Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons. § Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer hath his life lengthened. The sun goeth ten degrees backward for a sign of that promise. Berodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures. Isaiah understanding thereof foretelleth the Babylonian captivity. Manasseh succeedeth Hezekiah. § Manasseh's reign. His great idolatry. His wickedness causeth prophecies against Judah. Amon succeedeth him. Amon's wicked reign. He being slain by his servants, and those murderers being slain by the people, Josiah is made king. § Josiah's good reign. He taketh care for the repair of the Temple. Hilkiah having found the book of the Law, Josiah sendeth to Huldah to enquire of Yahweh. Huldah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah's time. § Josiah causeth the book to be read in a solemn assembly. He reneweth the Covenant of Yahweh. He destroyeth idolatry. He burneth dead men's bones upon the altar of Beth-el, as was foreprophesied. He keepeth a most solemn Passover. He putteth away witches and all abomination. God's final wrath against Judah. Josiah, provoking Pharaoh-nechoh, is slain at Megiddo. Jehoahaz, succeeding him, is imprisoned by Pharaoh-nechoh, who maketh Jehoiakim king. Jehoiakim's wicked reign. § Jehoiakim, first subdued by Nebuchadnezzar, then rebelleth against him, procureth his own ruin. Jehoiachin succeedeth him. The king of Egypt is vanquished by the king of Babylon. Jehoiachin's evil reign. Jerusalem is taken and carried captive into Babylon. Zedekiah is made king, and reigneth ill unto the utter destruction of Judah. § Jerusalem is besieged. Zedekiah taken, his sons slain, his eyes put out. Nebuzar-adan defaceth the city, carrieth the remnant, except a few poor labourers, into captivity, spoileth and carrieth away the treasures. The nobles are slain at Riblah. Gedaliah, who was set over them that remained, being slain, the rest flee into Egypt. Evil-merodach advanceth Jehoiachin in his court.
Adam's line to Noah. The sons of Japheth. The sons of Ham. The sons of Shem. Shem's line to Abraham. Ishmael's sons. The sons of Keturah. The posterity of Abraham by Esau. The kings of Edom. The dukes of Edom. § The sons of Israel. The posterity of Judah by Tamar. The children of Jesse. The posterity of Caleb the son of Hezron. Hezron's posterity by the daughter of Machir. Jerahmeel's posterity. Sheshan's posterity. Another branch of Caleb's posterity. The posterity of Caleb the son of Hur. § The sons of David. His line to Zedekiah. The successors of Jeconiah. § The posterity of Judah by Caleb the son of Hur. Of Ashur the posthumous son of Hezron. Of Jabez, and his prayer. The posterity of Shelah. The posterity and cities of Simeon. Their conquest of Gedor, and of the Amalekites in mount Seir. § The line of Reuben (who lost his birthright) unto the captivity. Their habitation and conquest of Hagarites. The chief men and habitations of Gad. The number and conquest of Reuben, Gad, and the half of Manasseh. The habitations and chief men of that tribe. Their captivity for their sin. § The sons of Levi. The line of the priests unto the captivity. The families of Gershom, Kohath, and Merari. The office of Aaron, and his line unto Ahimaaz. The cities of the priests and Levites. § The sons of Issachar, of Benjamin, of Naphtali, of Manasseh, and of Ephraim. The calamity of Ephraim by the men of Gath. Beriah is born. Ephraim's habitations. The sons of Asher. § The sons and chief men of Benjamin. The stock of Saul and Jonathan. § The original of Israel's and Judah's genealogies. The Israelites, the priests, and the Levites, with the Nethinims, which dwelt in Jerusalem. The charge of certain Levites. The stock of Saul and Jonathan. § Saul's overthrow and death. The Philistines triumph over Saul. The kindness of Jabesh-gilead towards Saul and his sons. Saul's sin, for which the kingdom was translated from him to David. § David by a general consent is made king at Hebron. He winneth the castle of Zion from the Jebusites by Joab's valour. A catalogue of David's mighty men. § The companies that came to David at Ziklag. The armies that came to him at Hebron. § David fetcheth the Ark with great solemnity from Kirjath-jearim. Uzza being smitten, the Ark left at the house of Obed-edom. § Hiram's kindness to David. David's felicity in people, wives, and children. His two victories over the Philistines. § David, having prepared a place for the Ark, ordereth the priests and Levites to bring it from Obed-edom. He performeth the solemnity thereof with great joy. Michal despiseth him. § David's festival sacrifice. He ordereth a choir to sing thanksgiving. The psalm of thanksgiving. He appointeth ministers, porters, priests, and musicians, to attend continually on the Ark. § Nathan first approving the purpose of David to build God an house, after by the Word of God forbiddeth him. He promiseth him blessings and benefits in his seed. David's prayer and thanksgiving. § David subdueth the Philistines and the Moabites. He smiteth Hadarezer and the Syrians. Tou sendeth Hadoram with presents to bless David. The presents and spoil David dedicated to God. He putteth garrisons in Edom. David's officers. § David's messengers, sent to comfort Hanun the son of Nahash, are villainously entreated. The Ammonites, strengthened by the Syrians, are overcome by Joab and Abishai. Shophach, making a new supply of the Syrians, is slain by David. § Rabbah is besieged by Joab, spoiled by David, and the people thereof tortured. Three giants are slain in three several overthrows of the Philistines. § David, tempted by Satan, forceth Joab to number the people. The number of the people being brought, David repenteth of it. David, having three plagues propounded by Gad, chooseth the pestilence. After the death of seventy thousand, David by repentance preventeth the destruction of Jerusalem. David, by Gad's direction, purchaseth Ornan's threshingfloor: where having built an altar, God giveth a sign of his favour by fire, and stayeth the plague. David sacrificeth there, being restrained from Gibeon by fear of the angel. § David, foreknowing the place of the Temple, prepareth abundance for the building of it. He instucteth Solomon in God's promises, and his duty in building the Temple. He chargeth the princes to assist his son. § David in his old age maketh Solomon king. The number and distribution of the Levites. The families of the Gershonites. The sons of Kohath. The sons of Merari. The office of the Levites. § The divisions of the sons of Aaron by lot into four and twenty orders. The Kohathites, and the Merarites divided by lot. § The number and offices of the singers. Their division by lot into four and twenty orders. § The divisions of the porters. The gates assigned by lot. The Levites that had charge of the treasures. Officers and judges. § The twelve captains for every several month. The princes of the twelve tribes. The numbering of the people is hindered. David's several officers. § David, in a solemn assembly, having declared God's favour to him, and promise to his son Solomon, exhorteth them to fear God. He encourageth Solomon to build the Temple. He giveth him patterns for the form, and gold and silver for the materials. § David, by his example and intreaty, causeth the princes and people to offer willingly. David's thanksgiving and prayer. The people, having blessed God, and sacrificed, make Solomon king. David's reign and death.
The solemn offering of Solomon at Gibeon. Solomon's choice of wisdom is blessed by God. Solomon's strength and wealth. § Solomon's labourers for the building of the Temple. His embassage to Huram for workmen and provision of stuff. Huram sendeth him a kind answer. § The place, and time of building the Temple. The measure and ornaments of the house. The cherubims. The vail and pillars. § The altar of brass. The molten sea upon twelve oxen. The ten lavers, candlesticks, and tables. The courts, and the instruments of brass. The instruments of gold. § The dedicated treasures. The solemn induction of the Ark into the oracle. God being praised giveth a visible sign of his favour. § Solomon having blessed the people, blesseth God. Solomon's prayer in the consecration of the Temple, upon the brasen scaffold. § God having given testimony to Solomon's prayer by fire from heaven, and glory in the Temple, the people worship him. Solomon's solemn sacrifice. Solomon having kept the feast of Tabernacles, and the feast of the dedication of the altar, dismisseth the people. God appearing to Solomon giveth him promises upon condition. § Solomon's buildings. The Gentiles which were left Solomon made tributaries, but the Israelites, rulers. Pharaoh's daughter removeth to her house. Solomon's yearly solemn sacrifices. He appointeth the priests and Levites to their places. The navy fetcheth gold from Ophir. § The queen of Sheba admireth the wisdom of Solomon. Solomon's gold. His targets. The throne of irvory. His vessels. His presents. His chariots and horse. His tributes. His reign and death. § The Israelites, assembled at Shechem to crown Rehoboam, by Jeroboam make a suit of relaxation unto him. Rehoboam, refusing the old men's cousel, by the advice of young men answereth them roughly. Ten tribes revolting kill Hadoram, and make Rehoboam to flee. § Rehoboam raising an army to subdue Israel, is forbidden by Shemaiah. He strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and provision. The priests and Levites, and such as feared God, forsaken by Jeroboam, strengthen the kingdom of Judah. The wives and children of Rehoboam. § Rehoboam, forsaking Yahweh, is punished by Shishak. He and the princes, repenting at the preaching of Shemaiah, are delivered from destruction, but not from spoil. The reign and death of Rehoboam. § Abijah succeeding maketh war against Jeroboam. He declareth the right of his cause. Trusting in God he overcometh Jeroboam. The wives and children of Abijah. § Asa succeeding destroyeth idolatry. Having peace, he strengtheneth his kingdom with forts and armies. Calling on God, he overthroweth Zerah, and spoileth the Ethiopians. § Asa with Judah and many of Israel, moved by the prophecy of Azariah the son of Obed, make a solemn Covenant with God. He putteth down Maachah his mother for her idolatry. He bringeth dedicated things into the house of God, and enjoyeth a long peace. § Asa, by the aid of the Syrians, diverteth Baasha from building of Ramah. Being reproved thereof by Hanani, he putteth him in prison. Among his other acts in his disease he seeketh not God, but to the physicians. His death and burial. § Jehoshaphat, succeeding Asa, reigneth well, and prospereth. He sendeth Levites with the princes to teach Judah. His enemies being terrified by God, some of them bring him presents and tribute. His greatness, captains, and armies. § Jehoshaphat, joined in affinity with Ahab, is persuaded to go with him against Ramoth-gilead. Ahab, seduced by flase prophets, according to the word of Micaiah, is slain there. § Jehoshaphat, reproved by Jehu, visiteth his kingdom. His instructions to the judges, to the priests and Levites. § Jehoshaphat in his fear proclaimeth a fast. His prayer. The prophecy of Jahaziel. Jehoshaphat exhorteth the people, and setteth singers to praise Yahweh. The great overthrow of the enemies. The people, having blessed God at Berachah, return in triumph. Jehoshaphat's reign. His convoy of ships, which he made with Ahaziah, according to the prophecy of Eliezer, unhappily perished. § Jehoram, succeeding Jehoshaphat, slayeth his brethren. His wicked reign. Edom and Libnah revolt. The prophecy of Elijah against him in writing. The Philistines and Arabians oppress him. His incurable disease, infamous death, and burial. § Ahaziah succeeding reigneth wickedly. In his confederacy with Joram the son of Ahab, he is slain by Jehu. Athaliah, destroying all the seed royal, save Joash, whom Jehoshabeath his aunt hid, usurped the kingdom. § Jehoiada, having set things in order, maketh Joash king. Athaliah is slain. Jehoiada restoreth the worship of God. § Joash reigneth well all the days of Jehoiada. He giveth order for the repair of the Temple. Jehoiada's death and honourable burial. Joash, falling to idolatry, slayeth Zechariah the son of Jehoiada. Joash is spoiled by the Syrians, and slain by Zabad and Jehozabad. Amaziah succeedeth him. § Amaziah beginneth to reign well. He executeth justice on the traitors. Having hired an army of Israelites against the Edomites, at the word of a prophet he loseth the hundred talents, and dismisseth them. He overthroweth the Edomites. The Israelites, discontented with their dismission, spoil as they return home. Amaziah, proud of his victory, serveth the gods of Edom, and despiseth the admonitions of the prophet. He provoketh Joash to his overthrow. His reign. He is slain by conspiracy. § Uzziah succeeding, and reigning well in the days of Zechariah, prospereth. Waxing proud, he invadeth the priest's office, and is smitten with leprosy. He dieth, and Jotham succeeds him. § Jotham, reigning well, prospereth. He subdueth the Ammonites. His reign. Ahaz succeedeth him. § Ahaz reigning very wickedly is greatly afflicted by the Syrians. Judah being captivated by the Israelites is sent home by the counsel of Obed the prophet. Ahaz sending for aid to Assyria is not helped thereby. In his distress he groweth more idolatrous. He dying, Hezekiah succeedeth him. § Hezekiah his good reign. He restoreth religion. He exhorteth the Levites. They sanctify themselves, and cleanse the house of God. Hezekiah offereth solemn sacrifices, wherein the Levites were more forward than the priests. § Hezekiah proclaimeth a solemn Passover on the second month for Judah and Israel. The assembly, having destroyed the altars of idolatry, keep their feast fourteen days. The priests and Levites bless the people. § The people is forward in destroying idolatry. Hezekiah ordereth the courses of the priests and Levites, and provideth for their work and maintenance. The people's forwardness in offerings and tithes. Hezekiah appointeth officers to dispose of the tithes. The sincerety of Hezekiah. § Sennacherib invading Judah, Hezekiah fortifieth himself, and encourageth his people. Against the blasphemies of Sennacherib, by message and letters, Hezekiah and Isaiah pray. An angel destroyeth the host of the Assyrians, to the glory of Hezekiah. Hezekiah praying in his sickness, God giveth him a sign of recovery. He waxing proud is humbled by God. His wealth and works. His error in the embassage of Babylon. He dying, Manasseh succeedeth him. § Manasseh's wicked reign. He setteth up idolatry, and would not be admonished. He is carried into Babylon. Upon his prayer to God he is released, and putteth down idolatry. His acts. He dying, Amon succeedeth him. Amon reigning wickedly is slain by his servants. The murderers being slain, Josiah succeedeth him. § Josiah's good reign. He destroyeth idolatry. He taketh order for the repair of the Temple. Hilkiah having found a book of the Law, Josiah sendeth to Huldah to enquire of Yahweh. Huldah prophesieth the destruction of Jerusalem, but respite thereof in Josiah's time. Josiah, causing it to be read in a solemn assembly, reneweth the Covenant with God. § Josiah keepeth a most solemn Passover. He, provoking Pharaoh-necho, is slain at Megiddo. Lamentations for Josiah. § Jehoahaz succeeding is deposed by Pharaoh, and carried into Egypt. Jehoiakim reigning ill is carried bound into Babylon. Jehoiachin succeeding reigneth ill, and is brought into Babylon. Zedekiah succeeding reigneth ill, and despiseth the prophets, and rebelleth against Nebuchadnezzar. Jerusalem, for the sins of the priests and people, is wholly destroyed. The proclamation of Cyrus.
The proclamation of Cyrus for the building of the Temple. The people provide for the return. Cyrus restoreth the vessels of the Temple to Sheshbazzar. § The number that return, of the people, of the priests, of the Levites, of the Nethinims, of Solomon's servants, of the priests which could not show their pedigree. The whole number of them, with their substance. Their oblations. § The altar is set up. Offerings frequented. Workmen prepared. The foundations of the Temple are laid in great joy and mourning. § The adversaries, being not accepted in the building of the Temple with the Jews, endeavour to hinder it. Their letter to Artaxerxes. The decree of Artaxerxes. The building is hindered. § Zerubbabel and Jeshua, incited by Haggai and Zechariah, set forward the building of the Temple. Tatnai and Shethar-boznai could not hinder the Jews. Their letter to Darius against the Jews. § Darius, finding the decree of Cyrus, maketh a new decree for the advancement of the buildings. By the help of the enemies, and the directions of the prophets, the Temple is finished. The feast of the dedication is kept, and the Passover. § Ezra goeth up to Jerusalem. The gracious commission of Artaxerxes to Ezra. Ezra blesseth God for his favour. § The companions of Ezra, who returned from Babylon. He sendeth to Iddo for ministers for the Temple. He keepeth a fast. He committeth the treasures to the custody of the priests. From Ahava they come to Jerusalem. The treasure is weighed in the Temple. The commission is delivered. § Ezra mourneth for the affinity of the people with strangers. He prayeth unto God with confession of sins. § Shechaniah encourageth Ezra to reform the strange marriages. Ezra mourning assembleth the people. The people, at the exhortation of Ezra, repent, and promise ammendment. The care to perform it. The names of them which had married strange wives.
Nehemiah, understanding by Hanani the misery of Jerusalem, mourneth, fasteth, and prayeth. His prayer. § Artaxerxes understanding the cause of Nehemiah's sadness sendeth him with letters and commission to Jerusalem. Nehemiah, to the grief of the enemies, cometh to Jerusalem. He vieweth secretly the ruins of the walls. He inciteth the Jews to build in despite of the enemies. § The names and order of them that builded the wall. § While the enemies scoff, Nehemiah prayeth and continueth the work. Understanding the wrath and secrets of the enemy, he setteth a watch. He armeth the labourers, and giveth military precepts. § The Jews complain of their debt, mortgage, and bondage. Nehemiah rebuketh the usurers, and causeth them to make a covenant of restitution. He forbeareth his own allowance, and keepeth hospitality. § Sanballat practiseth by craft, by rumours, by hired prophecies, to terrify Nehemiah. The work is finished to the terror of the enemies. Secret intelligence passeth between the enemies and the nobles of Judah. § Nehemiah committeth the charge of Jerusalem to Hanani and Hananiah. A register of the genealogy of them which came at the first out of Babylon, of the people, of the priests, of the Levites, of the Nethinims, of Solomon's servants, and of the priests which could not find their pedigree. The whole number of them, with their substance. Their obligations. § The religious manner of reading and hearing the Law. They comfort the people. The forwardness of them to hear and be instructed. They keep the feast of the Tabernacles. § A solemn feast, and repentance of the people. The Levites make a religious confession of God's goodness, and their wickedness. § The names of them that sealed the Covenant. The points of the Covenant. § The rulers, voluntary men, and the tenth man chosen by lot, dwell at Jerusalem. A catalogue of their names. The residue dwell in other cities. § The priests, and the Levites, which came up with Zerubbabel. The succession of high priests. Certain chief Levites. The solemnity of the dedication of the walls. The offices of priests and Levites appointed in the Temple. § Upon the reading of the Law, separation is made from the mixed multitude. Nehemiah at his return causeth the chambers to be cleansed. He reformeth the offices in the house of God. The violation of the Sabbath, and the marriages with strange wives.
Ahasuerus maketh royal feasts. Vashti, sent for, refuseth to come. Ahasuerus, by the counsel of Memucan, maketh the decree of man's sovereignty. § Out of the choice of virgins a queen is to be chosen. Mordecai the nursing father of Esther. Esther is preferred by Hegai before the rest. The manner of purification, and going in to the king. Esther best pleasing the king is made queen. Mordecai discovering a treason is recorded in the chronicles. § Haman, advanced by the king, and despised by Mordecai, seeketh revenge upon all the Jews. He casteth lots. He obtaineth, by calumniation, a decree of the king to put the Jews to death. § The great mourning of Mordecai and the Jews. Esther, understanding it, sendeth to Mordecai, who sheweth the cause, and adviseth her to understand the suit. She excusing herself is threatened by Mordecai. She appointing a fast undertaketh the suit. § Esther, adventuring on the king's favour, obtaineth the grace of the golden sceptre, and inviteth the king and Haman to a banquet. She, being encouraged by the king in her suit, inviteth them to another banquet the next day. Haman, proud of his advancement, repineth at the contempt of Mordecai. By the counsel of Zeresh he buildeth for him a pair of gallows. § Ahasuerus, reading in the chronicles of the good service done by Mordecai, taketh care for his reward. Haman, coming to sue that Mordecai might be hanged, unawares giveth counsel that he might do him honour. Complaining of his misfortune, his friends tell him of his final destiny. § Esther intertaining the king and Haman, maketh suit for her owne life, and her people's. She accuseth Haman. The king in his anger understanding of the gallows, which Haman had made for Mordecai, causeth him to be hanged thereon. § Mordecai is advanced. Esther maketh suit to reverse Haman's letters. Ahasuerus granteth to the Jews to defend themselves. Mordecai's honour, and the Jews' joy. § The Jews (the rulers, for fear of Mordecai, helping them) slay their enemies, with the ten sons of Haman. Ahasuerus, at the request of Esther, granteth another day of slaughter, and Haman's sons to be hanged. The two days of Purim are made festival. § Ahasuerus's greatness. Mordecai's advancement.
The holiness, riches, and religious care of Job for his children. Satan, appearing before God, by calumniation obtaineth leave to tempt Job. Understanding of the loss of his goods and children, in his mourning he blesseth God. § Satan appearing again before God obtaineth further leave to tempt Job. He smiteth him with sore boils. Job reproveth his wife, moving him to curse God. His three friends condole with him in silence. § Job curseth the day and services of his birth. The ease of death. He complaineth of life, because of his anguish. § Eliphaz reproveth Job for want of religion. He teacheth God's judgment to be not for the righteous, but for the wicked. His fearful vision, to humble the excellency of creatures before God. § The harm of inconsideration. The end of the wicked is misery. God is to be regarded in affliction. The happy end of God's correction. § Job sheweth that his complaints are not causeless. He wisheth for death, wherein he is assured of comfort. He reproveth his friends for their unkindness. § Job excuseth his desire of death. He complaineth of his own restlessness, and God's watchfulness. § Bildad sheweth God's justice in dealing with men according to their works. He alledgeth antiquity to prove the certain destruction of the hypocrite. He applieth God's just dealings to Job. § Job, acknowledging God's justice, sheweth there is no contending with him. Man's innocency is not to be condemned by afflictions. § Job, taking liberty of complaint, expostulateth with God about his afflictions. He complaineth of life, and craveth a little ease before death. § Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself. God's wisdom is unsearchable. The assured blessing of repentance. § Job maintaineth himself against his friends that reprove him. He acknowledgeth the general doctrine of God's omnipotency. § Job reproveth his friends of partiality. He professeth his confidence in God, and intreateth to know his own sins, and God's purpose in afflicting him. § Job intreateth God for favour, by the shortness of life, and certainty of death. Though life once lost be irrecoverable, yet he waiteth for his change. By sin the creature is subject to corruption. § Eliphaz reproveth Job of impiety in justifying himself. He proveth by tradition the unquietness of wicked men. § Job reproveth his friends of unmercifulness. He sheweth the pitifulness of his case. He maintaineth his innocency. § Job appealeth from men to God. The unmerciful dealing of men with the afflicted may astonish, but not discourage the righteous. His hope is not in life, but in death. § Bildad reproveth Job of presumption and impatience. The calamities of the wicked. § Job, complaining of his friends' cruelty, sheweth there is misery enough in him to feed their cruelty. He craveth pity. He believeth the resurrection. § Zophar sheweth the state and portion of the wicked. § Job sheweth that even in the judgment of man he hath reason to be grieved. Sometimes the wicked do so prosper, and they despise God. Sometimes their destruction is manifest. The happy and unhappy are alike in death. The judgment of the wicked is in another world. § Eliphaz sheweth that man's goodness profiteth not God. He accuseth Job of divers sins. He exhorteth him to repentance, with promises of mercy. § Job longeth to appear before God, in confidence of his mercy. God, who is invisible, observeth our ways. Job's innocency. God's decree is immutable. § Wickedness goeth often unpunished. There is a secret judgment for the wicked. § Bildad sheweth that man cannot be justified before God. § Job, reproving the uncharitable spirit of Bildad, acknowledgeth the power of God to be infinite and unsearchable. § Job protesteth his sincerety. The hypocrite is without hope. The blessings which the wicked have are turned into curses. § There is a knowledge of natural things, but wisdom is an excellent gift of God. § Job bemoaneth himself of his former prosperity and honour. § Job's honour is turned into extreme contempt. His prosperity into calamity. § Job maketh a solemn protestation of his integrity in several duties. § Elihu is angry with Job and his three friends. Because wisdom cometh not from age, he excuseth the boldness of his youth. He reproveth them for not satisfying Job. His zeal to speak. § Elihu offereth himself instead of God, with sincerity and meekness, to reason with Job. He excuseth God from giving man an account of his ways, by his greatness. God calleth man to repentance by visions, by afflictions, and by his ministry. He inclineth Job to attention. § Elihu accuseth Job for charging God with injustice. God omnipotent cannot be unjust. Man must humble himself unto God. Elihu reproveth Job. § Comparison is not to be made with God, because our good or evil cannot extend unto him. Many cry in their afflictions, but are not heard for want of faith. § Elihu sheweth how God is just in his ways. How Job's sins hinder God's blessings. God's works are to be magnified. § God is to be feared because of his great works. His wisdom is unsearchable in them. § God challengeth Job to answer. God, by his mighty works, convinceth Job of ignorance, and of imbecility. § Of the wild goats and hinds. Of the wild ass. The unicorn. The peacock, stork, and ostrich. The horse. The hawk. The eagle. § Job humbleth himself to God. God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom. Of behemoth. § Of God's great power in the leviathan. § Job submitteth himself unto God. God, preferring Job's cause, maketh his friends submit themselves, and accepteth him. He magnifieth and blesseth Job. Job's age and death.
The happiness of the godly. The unhappiness of the ungodly. § The Kingdom of Christ. Kings are exhorted to accept it. § The security of God's protection. § David prayeth for audience. He reproveth and exhorteth his enemies. Man's happiness is in God's favour. § David prayeth, and profeseth his study in prayer. God favoureth not the wicked. David, professing his faith, prayeth unto God to guide him, to destroy his enemies, and to preserve the godly. § David's complaint in his sickness. By faith he triumpheth over his enemies. § David prayeth against the malice of his enemies, professing his innocency. By faith he seeth his defence, and the destruction of his enemies. § God's glory is magnified by his works, and by his love to man. § David praiseth God for executing of judgment. He inciteth others to praise him. He prayeth that he may have cause to praise him. § David complaineth to God of the outrage of the wicked. He prayeth for remedy. He professeth his confidence. § David encourageth himself in God against his enemies. The providence and justice of God. § David, destitute of human comfort, craveth help from God. He comforteth himself with God's judgments on the wicked, and confidence in God's tried promises. § David complaineth of delay in help. He prayeth for preventing grace. He boasteth of divine mercy. § David describeth the corruption of a natural man. He convinceth the wicked by the light of their conscience. He glorieth in the salvation of God. § David describeth a citizen of Zion. § David, in distrust of merits, and hatred of idolatry, fleeth to God for preservation. He sheweth the hope of his calling, of the resurrection, and life everlasting. § David, in confidence of his integrity, craveth defence of God against his enemies. He sheweth their pride, craft, and eagerness. He prayeth against them in confidence of his hope. § David praiseth God for his manifold and marvellous blessings. § The creatures shew God's glory. The Word his grace. David prayeth for grace. § The Church blesseth the king in his exploits. Her confidence in God's succour. § A thanksgiving for victory. Confidence of further success. § David complaineth in great discouragement. He prayeth in great distress. He praiseth God. § David's confidence in God's grace. § God's lordship in the world. The citizens of his spiritual Kingdom. An exhortation to receive him. § David's confidence in prayer. He prayeth for remission of sins, and for help in affliction. § David resorteth unto God in confidence of his integrity. § David sustaineth his faith by the power of God, by his love to the service of God, by prayer. § David prayeth earnestly against his enemies. He blesseth God. He prayeth for the people. § David exhorteth princes to give glory to God, by reason of his power, and protection of his people. § David praiseth God for his deliverance. He exhorteth others to praise him by example of God's dealing with him. § David shewing his confidence in God craveth his help. He rejoiceth in his mercy. He prayeth in his calamity. He praiseth God for his goodness. § Blessedness consisteth in remission of sins. Confession of sins giveth ease to the conscience. God's promises bring joy. § God is to be praised for his goodness, for his power, and for his providence. Confidence is to be placed in God. § David praiseth God, and exhorteth others thereto by his experience. They are blessed that trust God. He exhorteth to the fear of God. The privileges of the righteous. § David prayeth for this own safety, and his enemies' confusion. He complaineth of their wrongful dealing. Thereby he inciteth God against them. § The grievous estate of the wicked. The excellency of God's mercy. David prayeth for favour to God's children. § David persuadeth to patience and confidence in God, by the different estate of the godly and the wicked. § David moveth God to take compassion of his pitiful case. § David's care of his thoughts. The consideration of the brevity and vanity of life, the reverence of God's judgments, and prayer, are his bridles of impatience. § The benefit of confidence in God. Obedience is the best sacrifice. The sense of David's evils inflameth his prayer. § God's care for the poor. David complaineth of his enemies' treachery. He fleeth to God for succour. § David's zeal to serve God in the Temple. He encourageth his soul to trust in God. § David, praying to be restored to the Temple, promiseth to serve God joyfully. He encourageth his soul to trust in God. § The Church, in memory of former favours, complaineth of her present evils. Professing her integrity, she fervently prayeth for succour. § The majesty and grace of Christ's Kingdom. The duty of the Church, and the benefits thereof. § The confidence which the Church hath in God. An exhortation to behold it. § The nations are exhorted cheerfully to entertain the Kingdom of Christ. § The ornaments and privileges of the Church. § An earnest persuasion to build the faith of resurrection, not on worldly power, but on God. Worldly prosperity is not to be admired. § The majesty of God in the Church. His order to gather saints. The pleasure of God is not in ceremonies, but in sincerity of obedience. § David prayeth for remission of sins, whereof he maketh a deep confession. He prayeth for sanctification. God delighteth not in sacrifice, but in sincerity. He prayeth for the Church. § David, condemning the spitefulness of Doeg, prophesieth his destruction. The righteous shall rejoice at it. David, upon his confidence in God's mercy, giveth thanks. § David describeth the corruption of a natural man. He convinceth the wicked by the light of their own conscience. He glorieth in the salvation of God. § David, complaining of the Ziphims, prayeth for salvation. Upon his confidence in God's help he promiseth sacrifice. § David in his prayer complaineth of his fearful case. He prayeth against his enemies, of whose wickedness and treachery he complaineth. He comforteth himself in God's preservation of him, and confusion of his enemies. § David, praying to God in confidence of his Word, complaineth of his enemies. He professeth his confidence in God's Word, and promiseth to praise him. § David in prayer fleeing unto God complaineth of his dangerous case. He encourageth himself to praise God. § David reproveth wicked judges, describeth the nature of the wicked, devoteth them to God's judgments, whereat the righteous shall rejoice. § David prayeth to be delivered from his enemies. He complaineth of their cruelty. He trusteth in God. He prayeth against them. He praiseth God. § David, complaining to God of former judgment, now, upon better hope, prayeth for deliverance. Comforting himself in God's promises, he craveth that help whereupon he trusteth. § David fleeth to God upon his former experience. He voweth perpetual service unto him, because of his promises. § David, professing his confidence in God, discourageth his enemies. In the same confidence he encourageth the godly. No trust is to be put in worldly things. Power and mercy belong to God. § David's thirst for God. His manner of blessing God. His confidence of his enemies' destruction, and his own safety. § David prayeth for deliverance, complaining of his enemies. He promiseth himself to see such an evident destruction of his enemies, that the righteous shall rejoice at it. § David praiseth God for his grace. The blessedness of God's chosen by reason of benefits. § David exhorteth to praise God, to observe his great works, to bless him for his gracious benefits. He voweth for himself religious service to God. He declareth God's special goodness to himself. § A prayer for the enlargement of God's Kingdom, to the joy of the people, and the increase of God's blessings. § A prayer at the removing of the Ark. An exhortation to praise God for his mercies, for his care of the Church, for his great works. § David complaineth of his affliction. He prayeth for deliverance. He denoteth his enemies with destruction. He praiseth God with thanksgiving. § David soliciteth God to the speedy destruction of the wicked, and preservation of the godly. § David, in confidence of faith, and experience of God's favour, prayeth both for himself, and against the enemies of his soul. He promiseth constancy. He prayeth for perserverance. He praiseth God, and promiseth to do it cheerfully. § David, praying for Solomon, sheweth the goodness and glory of his, in type, and in truth, of Christ's Kingdom. He blesseth God. § The prophet, prevailing in a temptation, sheweth the occasion thereof, the prosperity of the wicked: the wound given thereby, diffidence. The victory over it, knowledge of God's purpose, in destroying of the wicked, and sustaining the righteous. § The prophet complaineth of the desolation of the sanctuary. He moveth God to help in consideration of his power, of his reproachful enemies, of his children, and of his Covenant. § The prophet praiseth God. He promiseth to judge uprightly. He rebuketh the proud by consideration of God's providence. He praiseth God, and promiseth to execute justice. § A declaration of God's majesty in the Church. An exhortation to serve him reverently. § The psalmist sheweth what fierce combat he had with diffidence. The victory which he had by consideration of God's great and gracious works. § An exhortation both to learn and to preach the Law of God. The story of God's wrath against the incredulous and disobedient. The Israelites being rejected, God chose Judah, Zion, and David. § The psalmist complaineth of the desolation of Jerusalem. He prayeth for deliverance, and promiseth thankfulness. § The psalmist in his prayer complaineth of the miseries of the Church. God's former favours are turned into judgments. He prayeth for deliverance. § An exhortation to a solemn praising of God. God challengeth that duty by reason of his benefits. God, exhorting to obedience, complaineth of their disobedience, which proveth their own hurt. § The psalmist, having exhorted the judges, and reproved their negligence, prayeth God to judge. § A complaint to God of the enemies' conspiracies. A prayer against them that oppress the Church. § The prophet longing for the communion of the sanctuary, sheweth how blessed they are that dwell therein. He prayeth to be restored unto it. § The psalmist, out of the experience of former mercies, prayeth for the continuance thereof. He promiseth to wait thereon, out of confidence of God's goodness. § David strengtheneth his prayer by the conscience of his religion, by the goodness and power of God. He desireth the continuance of former grace. Complaining of the proud, he craveth some token of God's goodness. § The nature of the glory of the Church. The increase, honour, and comfort of the members thereof. § A prayer containing a grievous complaint. § The psalmist praiseth God for his Covenant, for his wonderful power, for the care of his Church, for his favour to the kingdom of David. The complaining of contrary events, he expostulateth, prayeth, and blesseth God. § Moses, setting forth God's providence, complaineth of human frailty, divine chastisements, and brevity of life. He prayeth for the knowledge and sensible experience of God's good providence. § The state of the godly. Their safety. Their habitation. Their servants. Their friend, with the effects of them all. § The prophet exhorteth to praise God, for his great works, for his judgments on the wicked, and for his goodness to the godly. § The majesty, power, and holiness of Christ's Kingdom. § The prophet, calling for justice, complaineth of tyranny and impiety. He teacheth God's providence. He sheweth the blessedness of affliction. God is the defender of the afflicted. § An exhortation to praise God, for his greatness, and for his goodness, and not to tempt him. § An exhortation to praise God, for his greatness, for his Kingdom, for his general judgment. § The majesty of God's Kingdom. The Church rejoiceth at God's judgments upon idolaters. An exhortation to goodness and gladness. § The psalmist exhorteth the Jews, the Gentiles, and all creatures to praise God. § The prophet, setting forth the Kingdom of God in Zion, exhorteth all, by the example of forefathers, to worship God at his holy hill. § An exhortation to praise God cheerfully, for his greatness, and for his power. § David maketh a vow and profession of godliness. § The prophet in his prayer maketh a grievous complaint. He taketh comfort in the eternity and mercy of God. The mercies of God are to be recorded. He sustaineth his weakness by the unchangeableness of God. § An exhortation to bless God for his mercy, and for the constancy thereof. § A meditation upon the mighty power, and wonderful providence of God. God's glory is eternal. The prophet voweth perpetually to praise God. § An exhortation to praise God, and to seek out his works. The story of God's providence over Abraham, over Joseph, over Jacob in Egypt, over Moses delivering the Israelites, over the Israelites brought out of Egypt, fed in the wilderness, and planted in Canaan. § The psalmist exhorteth to praise God. He prayeth for pardon of sin, as God did with the fathers. The story of the people's rebellion, and God's mercy. He concludeth with prayer and praise. § The psalmist exhorteth the redeemed, in praising God, to observe his manifold providence, over travelers, over captives, over sick men, over seamen, and in divers varieties of life. § David encourageth himself to praise God. He prayeth for God's assistance according to his promise. His confidence in God's help. § David, complaining of his slanderous enemies, under the person of Judas devoteth them. He sheweth their sin. Complaining of his own misery, he prayeth for help. He promiseth thankfulness. § The Kingdom, the priesthood, the conquest, and the passion of Christ. § The psalmist by his example inciteth others to praise God for his glorious, and gracious works. The fear of God breedeth true wisdom. § Godliness hath the promises for this life, and of the life to come. The prosperity of the godly shall be an eyesore to the wicked. § An exhortation to praise God for his excellency, for his mercy. § An exhortation, by the example of the dumb creatures, to fear God in his Church. § Because God is truly glorious, and idols are vanity, he exhorteth to confidence in God. God is to be praised for his blessings. § The psalmist professeth his love and duty to God for his deliverance. He studieth to be thankful. § An exhortation to praise God for his mercy and truth. § An exhortation to praise God for his mercy. The psalmist by his experience sheweth how good it is to trust in God. Under the type of the psalmist the coming of Christ in his Kingdom is expressed. § This psalm containeth sundry prayers, praises, and professions of obedience. § David prayeth against Doeg, reproveth his tongue, complaineth of his necessary conversation with the wicked. § The great safety of the godly, who put their trust in God's protection. § David professeth his joy for the Church, and prayeth for the peace thereof. § The godly profess their confidence in God, and pray to be delivered from contempt. § The Church blesseth God for a miraculous deliverance. § The safety of such as trust in God. A prayer for the godly, and against the wicked. § The Church, celebrating her incredible return out of captivity, prayeth for, and prophesieth the good success thereof. § The virtue of God's blessing. Good children are his gift. § The sundry blessings which follow them that fear God. § An exhortation to praise God for saving Israel in their great afflictions. The haters of the Church are cursed. § The psalmist professeth his hope in prayer, and his patience in hope. He exhorteth Israel to hope in God. § David, professing his humility, exhorteth Israel to hope in God. § David in his prayer commendeth unto God the religious care he had for the Ark. His prayer at the removing of the Ark, with a repetition of God's promises. § The benefit of the communion of saints. § An exhortation to bless God. § An exhortation to praise God for his mercy, for his power, for his judgments. The vanity of idols. An exhortation to bless God. § An exhortation to give thanks to God for particular mercies. § The constancy of the Jews in captivity. The prophet curseth Edom and Babel. § David praiseth God for the truth of his Word. He prophesieth that the kings of the earth shall praise God. He professeth his confidence in God. § David praiseth God for his allseeing providence, and for his infinite mercies. He defieth the wicked. He prayeth for sincerety. § David prayeth to be delivered from Saul and Doeg. He prayeth against them. He comforteth himself by confidence in God. § David prayeth that his suit may be acceptable, his conscience sincere, and his life safe from snares. § David sheweth that in his trouble all his comfort was in prayer unto God. § David prayeth for favour in judgment. He complaineth of his griefs. He strengtheneth his faith by meditation and prayer. He prayeth for grace, for deliverance, for sanctification, for destruction of his enemies. § David blesseth God for his mercy both to him and to man. He prayeth that God would powerfully deliver him from his enemies. He promiseth to praise God. He prayeth for the happy state of the kingdom. § David praiseth God for his fame, for his goodness, for his Kingdom, for his providence, for his saving mercy. § The psalmist voweth perpetual praises to God. He exhorteth not to trust in man. God, for his power, justice, mercy, and Kingdom, is only worthy to be trusted. § The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his care of the Church, his power, and his mercy: to praise him for his providence: to praise him for his blessings upon the Kingdom, for his power over the meteors, and for his ordinances in the Church. § The psalmist exhorteth the celestial, the terrestrial, and the rational creatures to praise God. § The prophet exhorteth to praise God for his love to the Church, and for that power which he hath given to the Church. § An exhortation to praise God, with all kind of instruments.
The use of the proverbs. An exhortation to fear God, and believe his Word. To avoid the enticings of sinners. Wisdom complaineth of her contempt. She threateneth her contemners. § Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children, and safety from evil company, and direction in good ways. § An exhortation to obedience, faith, to mortification, to devotion, to patience. The happy gain of wisdom. The power, and the benefits of wisdom. An exhortation to charitableness, peaceableness, and contentedness. The cursed state of the wicked. § Solomon, to persuade obedience, sheweth what instruction he had of his parents, to study wisdom, and to shun the path of the wicked. He exhorteth to faith, and sanctification. § Solomon exhorteth to the study of wisdom. He sheweth the mischief of whoredom and riot. He exhorteth to contentedness, liberality, and charity. The wicked are overtaken with their own sins. § Against suretiship, idleness, and mischievousness. Seven things hateful to God. The blessings of obedience. The mischiefs of whoredom. § Solomon persuadeth to a sincere and kind familiarity with wisdom. In an example of his own experience, he sheweth the cunning of a whore, and the desperate simplicity of a young wanton. He dehorteth from such wickedness. § The fame, and evidency of wisdom. The excellency, the nature, the power, the riches, and the eternity of wisdom. Wisdom is to be desired for the blessedness it bringeth. § The discipline, and doctrine of wisdom. The custom, and error of folly. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices. § Observations about kings, and about avoiding of quarrels, and sundry causes thereof. § Observations about fools, about sluggards, and about contentious busybodies. § Observations of selflove, of true love, of care to avoid offences, and of the household care. § General observations of impiety and religious integrity. § Observations of publick government, and of private. Of anger, pride, thievery, cowardice, and corruption. § Agur's confession of faith. The two points of his prayer. The meanest are not to be wronged. Four wicked generations. Four things insatiable. Parents are not to be despised. Four things hard to be known. Four things intolerable. Four things exceeding wise. Four things stately. Wrath is to be prevented. § Lemuel's lesson of chastity and temperance. The afflicted are to be comforted and defended. The praise and properties of a good wife.
The preacher sheweth that all human courses are vain: because the creatures are restless in their courses, they bring forth nothing new, and all old things are forgotten, and because he hath found it so in the studies of wisdom. § The vanity of human courses in the works of pleasure. Though the wise be better than the fool, yet both have one event. The vanity of human labour, in leaving it they know not to whom. Nothing better than joy in our labour; but that is God's gift. § By the necessary change of times, vanity is added to human travail. There is an excellency in God's works: but as for man, God shall judge his works there, and here he shall be like a beast. § Vanity is increased unto men by oppression, by envy, by idleness, by covetousness, by solitariness, by wilfulness. § Vanities in divine service, in murmuring against oppression, and in riches. Joy in riches is the gift of God. § The vanity of riches without use. Of children, and old age without riches. The vanity of sight and wandering desires. The conclusion of vanities. § Remedies against vanity are, a good name, mortification, patience, wisdom. The difficulty of wisdom. § Kings are greatly to be respected. The divine providence is to be observed. It is better with the godly in adversity, than with the wicked in prosperity. The work of God is unsearchable. § Like things happen to good and bad. There is a necessity of death unto men. Comfort is all their portion in this life. God's providence ruleth over all. Wisdom is better than strength. § Observations of wisdom and folly. Of riot, slothfulness, and money. Men's thoughts of kings ought to be reverent. § Directions for charity. Death in life, and the day of judgment in the days of youth, are to be thought on. § The Creator is to be remembered in due time. The preacher's care to edify. The fear of God is the chief antidote of vanity.
The Church's love unto Christ. She confesseth her deformity, and prayeth to be directed to his flock. Christ directeth her to the shepherd's tents: and shewing his love to her, giveth her gracious promises. The Church and Christ congratulate one another. § The mutual love of Christ and his Church. The hope, and calling of the Church. Christ's care of the Church. The profession of the Church, her faith and hope. § The Church's fight and victory in temptation. The Church glorieth in Christ. § Christ setteth forth the graces of the Church. He sheweth his love to her. The Church prayeth to be made fit for his presence. § Christ awaketh the Church with his calling. The Church having a taste of Christ's love is sick of love. A description of Christ by his graces. § The Church professeth her faith in Christ. Christ sheweth the graces of the Church, and his love towards her. § A further description of the Church's graces. The Church professeth her faith and desire. § The love of the Church to Christ. The vehemency of love. The calling of the Gentiles. The Church prayeth for Christ's coming.
Isaiah complaineth of Judah for her rebellion. He lamenteth her judgments. He upbraideth their whole service. He exhorteth to repentance, with promises and threatenings. Bewailing their wickedness, he denounceth God's judgments. He promiseth grace, and threateneth destruction to the wicked. § Isaiah prophesieth the coming of Christ's Kingdom. Wickedness is the cause of God's forsaking. He exhorteth to fear, because of the powerful effects of God's majesty. § The great confusion which cometh by sin. The impudency of the people. The oppression and covetousness of the rulers. The judgments which shall be for the pride of the women. § In the extremity of evils, Christ's Kingdom shall be a sanctuary. § Under the parable of a vineyard God excuseth his severe judgment. His judgments upon covetousness, upon lasciviousness, upon impiety, and upon injustice. The executioners of God's judgments. § Isaiah, in a vision of Yahweh in his glory, being terrified, is confirmed for his message. He sheweth the obstinacy of the people unto their desolation. A remnant shall be saved. § Ahaz, being troubled with fear of Rezin and Pekah, is comforted by Isaiah. Ahaz, having liberty to choose a sign, and refusing it, hath for a sign, Christ promised. His judgment is prophesied to come by Assyria. § In Maher-shalal-hash-baz he prophesieth that Syria and Israel shall be subdued by Assyria. Judah likewise for their infidelity. God's judgments shall be unresistible. Comfort shall be to them that fear God. Great afflictions to idolaters. § What joy shall be in the midst of afflictions, by the Kingdom and birth of Christ. The judgments upon Israel for their pride, for their hypocrisy, and for their impenitency. § The woe of tyrants. Assyria, the rod of hypocrites, for his pride shall be broken. A remnant of Israel shall be saved. Israel is comforted with promise of deliverance from Assyria. § The peaceable Kingdom of the Branch out of the root of Jesse. The victorious restoration of Israel, and vocation of the Gentiles. § A joyful thanksgiving of the faithful for the mercies of God. § God mustereth the armies of his wrath. He threateneth to destroy Babylon by the Medes. The desolation of Babylon. § God's merciful restoration of Israel. Their triumphant insultation over Babel. God's purpose against Assyria. Palestina is threatened. § The lamentable state of Moab. § Moab is exhorted to yield obedience to Christ's Kingdom. Moab is threatened for her pride. The prophet bewaileth her. The judgment of Moab. § Syria and Israel are threatened. A remnant shall forsake idolatry. The rest shall be plagued for their impiety. The woe of Israel's enemies. § God in care of his people will destroy the Ethiopians. An access thereby shall grow unto the Church. § The confusion of Egypt. The foolishness of their princes. The calling of Egypt to the Church. The covenant of Egypt, Assyria, and Israel. § A type prefiguring the shameful captivity of Egypt and Ethiopia. § The prophet, bewailing the captivity of his people, seeth in a vision the fall of Babylon by the Medes and Persians. Edom, scorning the prophet, is moved to repentance. The set time of Arabia's calamity. § The prophet lamenteth the invasion of Jewry by the Persians. He reproveth their human wisdom and worldly joy. He prophesieth Shebna's deprivation, and Eliakim prefiguring the Kingdom of Christ, his substitution. § The miserable overthrow of Tyre. Their unhappy return. § The doleful judgments of God upon the land. A remnant shall joyfully praise him. God in his judgments shall advance his Kingdom. § The prophet praiseth God, for his judgments, for his saving benefits, and for his victorious salvation. § A song inciting to confidence in God, for his judgments, and for favour to his people. An exhortation to wait on God. § The care of God over his vineyard. His chastisements differ from judgments. The Church of Jews and Gentiles. § The prophet threateneth Ephraim for thier pride and drunkenness. The residue shall be advanced in the Kingdom of Christ. He rebuketh their error. Their untowardness to learn, and their security. Christ the sure foundation is promised. Their security shall be tried. They are incited to the consideration of God's discreet providence. § God's heavy judgment upon Jerusalem. The unsatiableness of her enemies. The senselessness, and deep hypocrisy of the Jews. A promise of sanctification to the godly. § The prophet threateneth the people for their confidence in Egypt, and contempt of God's Word. God's mercies towards his Church. God's wrath, and the people's joy, in the destruction of Assyria. § The prophet sheweth the cursed folly, in trusting to Egypt, and forsaking of God. He exhorteth to conversion. He sheweth the fall of Assyria. § The blessings of Christ's Kingdom. Desolation is foreshewn. Restoration is promised to succeed. § God's judgment against the enemies of his Church. The privileges of the godly. § The judgments wherewith God revengeth his Church. The desolation of her enemies. The certainty of the prophecy. § They joyful flourishing of Christ's Kingdom. The weak are encouraged by the virtues and privileges of the Gospel. § Sennacherib invadeth Judah. Rabshekeh, sent by Sennacherib, by blasphemous persuasions soliciteth the people to revolt. His words are told the Hezekiah. § Hezekiah mourning sendeth to Isaiah to pray for them. Isaiah comforteth them. Sennacherib, going to encounter Tirhakah, sendeth a blasphemous letter to Hezekiah. Hezekiah's prayer. Isaiah's prophecy of the pride and destruction of Sennacherib, and the good of Zion. An angel slayeth the Assyrians. Sennacherib is slain at Nineveh by his own sons. § Hezekiah, having received a message of death, by prayer hath his life lengthened. The sun goeth ten degrees backward, for a sign of that promise. His song of thanksgiving. § Merodach-baladan, sending to visit Hezekiah because of the wonder, hath notice of his treasures. Isaiah, understanding thereof, foretelleth the Babylonian captivity. § The promulgation of the Gospel. The preaching of John the Baptist. The preaching of the Apostles. The prophet, by the omnipotency of God, and his incomparableness, comforteth the people. § God expostulateth with his people, about his mercies to the Church, about his promises, and about the vanity of idols. § The office of Christ, graced with meekness and constancy. God's promise unto him. An exhortation to praise God for his Gospel. He reproveth the people of incredulity. § Yahweh comforteth the Church with his promises. He appealeth to the people for witness of his omnipotency. He foretelleth them the destruction of Babylon, and his wonderful deliverance of his people. He reproveth the people as inexcusable. § God comforteth the Church with his promises. The vanity of idols, and folly of idol makers. He exhorteth to praise God for his redemption and omnipotency. § God calleth Cyrus for his Church's sake. By his omnipotency he challengeth obedience. He convinceth the idols of vanity by his saving power. § The idols of Babylon could not save themselves. God saveth his people to the end. Idols are not comparable to God for power, or present salvation. § God's judgment upon Babylon and Chaldea, for their unmercifulness, pride, and overboldness, shall be unresistable. § God to convince the people of their foreknown obstinacy, revealeth his prophecies. He saveth them for his own sake. He exhorteth them to obedience, because of his power and providence. He lamenteth their backwardness. He powerfully delivereth his people out of Babylon. § Christ, being sent to the Jews, complaineth of them. He is sent to the Gentiles with gracious promises. God's love is perpetual to his Church. The ample restoration of the Church. The powerful deliverance out of captivity. § Christ sheweth that the dereliction of the Jews is not to be imputed to him, by his ability to save, by his obedience in that work, and by his confidence in that assistance. An exhortation to trust in God, and not in ourselves. § An exhortation, after the pattern of Abraham, to trust in Christ, by reason of his comfortable promises, of his righteous salvation, and man's mortality. Christ by his sanctified arm defendeth his from the fear of man. He bewaileth the afflictions of Jerusalem, and promiseth deliverance. § Christ persuadeth the Church to believe his free redemption, to receive the ministers thereof, to joy in the power thereof, and to free themselves from bondage. Christ's Kingdom shall be exalted. § The prophet, complaining of incredulity, excuseth the scandal of the cross, by the benefit of his passion, and the good success thereof. § The prophet, for the comfort of the Gentiles, prophesieth the amplitude of their Church, their safety, their certain deliverance out of affliction, their fair edification, and their sure preservation. § The prophet, with the promises of Christ, calleth to faith, and to repentance. The happy success of them that believe. § The prophet exhorteth to sanctification. He promiseth it shall be general without respect of persons. He inveigheth against blind watchmen. § The blessed death of the righteous. God reproveth the Jews for their whorish idolatry. He giveth evangelical promises to the penitent. § The prophet, being sent to reprove hypocrisy, expresseth a conterfeit fast and a true. He declareth what promises are due unto godliness, and to the keeping of the Sabbath. § The damnable nature of sin. The sins of the Jews. Calamity is for sin. Salvation is only of God. The Covenant of the Redeemer. § The glory of the Church in the abundant access of the Gentiles, and the great blessings after a short affliction. § The office of Christ. The forwardness, and blessings of the faithful. § The fervent desire of the prophet to confirm the Church in God's promises. The office of the ministers (unto which they are incited) in preaching the Gospel, and preparing the people thereto. § Christ sheweth who he is, what his victory over his enemies, and what his mercy toward his Church. In his just wrath he remembereth his free mercy. The Church in their prayer, and complaint, profess their faith. § The Church prayeth for the illustration of God's power. Celebrating God's mercy, it maketh confession of their natural corruptions. It complaineth of their affliction. § The calling of the Gentiles. The Jews, for their incredulity, idolatry, and hypocrisy, are rejected. A remnant shall be saved. Judgments on the wicked, and blessings on the godly. The blessed state of the new Jerusalem. § The glorious God will be served in humble sincerety. He comforteth the humble with the marvellous generation, and with the gracious benefits of the Church. God's severe judgments against the wicked. The Gentiles shall have an holy Church, and see the damnation of the wicked.
The time, and the calling of Jeremiah. His prophetical visions of an almond rod and a seething pot. His heavy message against Judah. God encourageth him with his promise of assistance. § God, having shewed his former kindness, expostulateth with the Jews their causeless revolt, beyond any example. They are the causes of their own calamities. The sins of Judah. Her confidence is rejected. § God's great mercy in Judah's vile whoredom. Judah is worse than Israel. The promises of the Gospel to the penitent. Israel reproved, and called by God, maketh a solemn confession of their sins. § God calleth Israel by his promise. He exhorteth Judah to repentance by fearful judgments. A grievous lamentation for the miseries of Judah. § The judgments of God upon the Jews, for their perverseness, for their adultery, for their impiety, for their contempt of God, and for their great corruption in the civil state, and ecclesiastical. § The enemies, sent against Judah, encourage themselves. God setteth them on work because of their sins. The prophet lamenteth the judgments of God because of their sins. He proclaimeth God's wrath. He calleth the people to mourn for the judgment on their sins. § Jeremiah is sent to call for true repentance, to prevent the Jews' captivity. He rejecteth their vain confidence, by the example of Shiloh. He threateneth them for their idolatry. He rejecteth the sacrifices of the disobedient. He exhorteth to mourn for their abominations in Tophet, and the judgments for the same. § The calamity of the Jews, both dead and alive. He upbraideth their foolish and shameless impenitency. He sheweth their grievous judgment, and bewaileth their desperate estate. § Jeremiah lamenteth the Jews for their manifold sins, and for their judgment. Disobedience is the cause of their bitter calamity. He exhorteth to mourn for their destruction, and to trust not in themselves, but in God. He threateneth both Jews and Gentiles. § The unequal comparison of God and idols. The prophet exhorteth to flee from the calamity to come. He lamenteth the spoil of the Tabernacle by foolish pastors. He maketh an humble supplication. § Jeremiah proclaimeth God's Covenant, rebuketh the Jews disobeying thereof, prophesieth evils to come upon them, and upon the men of Anathoth, for conspiring to kill Jeremiah. § Jeremiah, complaining of the wicked's prosperity, by faith seeth their ruin. God admonisheth him of his brethren's treachery against him, and lamenteth his heritage. He promiseth to the penitent return from captivity. § In the type of a linen girdle, hidden at Euphrates, God prefigureth the destruction of his people. Under the parable of the bottles filled with wine he foretelleth their drunkeness in misery. He exhorteth to prevent their future judgments. He sheweth their abominations are the cause thereof. § The grievous famine causeth Jeremiah to pray. Yahweh will not be intreated for the people. Lying prophets are no excuse for them. Jeremiah is moved to complain for them. § The utter rejection and manifold judgments of the Jews. Jeremiah, complaining of their spite, receiveth a promise for himself, and a threatening for them. He prayeth, and receiveth a gracious promise. § The prophet, under the types of abstaining from marriage, from houses of mourning and feasting, foresheweth the utter ruin of the Jews, because they were worse than their fathers. Their return from captivity shall be stranger than their deliverance out of Egypt. God will doubly recompense their idolatry. § The captivity of Judah for her sin. Trust in man is cursed, in God is blessed. The deceitful heart cannot deceive God. The salvation of God. The prophet complaineth of the mockers of his prophecy. He is sent to renew the Covenant in hallowing the Sabbath. § Under the type of a potter is shewed God's absolute power in disposing of nations. Judgments threatened to Judah for her strange revolt. Jeremiah prayeth against his conspirators. § Under the type of breaking a potter's vessel is foreshewed the desolation of the Jews for their sins. § Pashur, smiting Jeremiah, receiveth a new name, and a fearful doom. Jeremiah complaineth of contempt, of treachery, and of his birth. § Zedekiah sendeth to Jeremiah to enquire the event of Nebuchadrezzar's war. Jeremiah foretelleth a hard siege and miserable captivity. He counselleth the people to fall to the Chaldeans, and upbraideth the king's house. § He exhorteth to repentance, with promises and threats. The judgment of Shallum, of Jehoiakim, and of Coniah. § He prophesieth a restoration of the scattered flock. Christ shall rule and save them. Against false prophets, and mockers of the true prophets. § Under the type of good and bad figs, he foresheweth the restoration of them that were in captivity, and the desolation of Zedekiah and the rest. § Jeremiah reproving the Jews' disobedience to the prophets, foretelleth the seventy years' captivity, and after that, the destruction of Babylon. Under the type of a cup of wine he foresheweth the destruction of all nations. The howling of the shepherds. § Jeremiah, by promises and threatenings, exhorteth to repentance. He is therefore apprehended, and arraigned. His apology. He is quit in judgment, by the example of Micah, and of Urijah, and by the care of Ahikam. § Under the type of bonds and yokes, he prophesieth the subduing of the neighbour kings unto Nebuchadnezzar. He exhorteth them to yield, and not to believe the false prophets. The like he doeth to Zedekiah. He foretelleth the remnant of the vessels shall be carried to Babylon, and there continue until the day of visitation. § Hananiah prophesieth falsely the return of the vessels, and of Jeconiah. Jeremiah, wishing it to be true, sheweth that the event will declare who are the true prophets. Hananiah breaketh Jeremiah's yoke. Jeremiah telleth of an iron yoke, and foretelleth Hananiah's death. § Jeremiah sendeth a letter to the captives in Babylon, to be quiet there, and not to believe the dreams of their prophets, and that they shall return with grace after seventy years. He foretelleth the destruction of the rest for their disobedience. He sheweth the fearful end of Ahab and Zedekiah, two lying prophets. Shemaiah writeth a letter against Jeremiah. Jeremiah readeth his doom. § God sheweth Jeremiah the return of the Jews. After their trouble they shall have deliverance. He comforteth Jacob. Their return shall be gracious. Wrath shall fall on the wicked. § The restoration of Israel. The publication therof. Rahel mourning is comforted. Ephraim repenting is brought home again. Christ is promised. His care over the Church. His New Covenant. The stability, and amplitude of the Church. § Jeremiah, being imprisoned by Zedekiah for his prophecy, buyeth Hanameel's field. Baruch must preserve the evidences, as tokens of the people's return. Jeremiah in his prayer complaineth to God. God confirmeth the captivity for their sins, and promiseth a gracious return. § God promiseth to the captivity a gracious return, a joyful state, a settled government, Christ the Branch of righteousness, a continuance of kingdom and priesthood, and a stability of a blessed seed. § Jeremiah prophesieth the captivity of Zedekiah and the city. The princes and the people having dismissed their bondservants, contrary to the Covenant of God, reassume them. Jeremiah, for their disobedience, giveth them and Zedekiah into the hands of their enemies. § By the obedience of the Rechabites, Jeremiah condemneth the disobedience of the Jews. God blesseth the Rechabites for their obedience. § Jeremiah causeth Baruch to write his prophecy, and publickly to read it. The princes, having intelligence thereof by Michaiah, send Jehudi to fetch the roll, and read it. They will Baruch to hide himself and Jeremiah. The king Jehoiakim, being certified thereof, heareth part of it, and burneth the roll. Jeremiah denounceth his judgment. Baruch writeth a new copy. § The Egyptians having raised the siege of the Chaldeans, King Zedekiah sendeth to Jeremiah to pray for the people. Jeremiah prophesieth the Chaldeans' certain return and victory. He is taken for a fugitive, beaten, and put in prison. He assureth Zedekiah of the captivity. Intreating for his liberty, he obtaineth some favour. § Jeremiah, by a false suggestion, is put into the dungeon of Malchiah. Ebed-melech, by suit, getteth him some enlargement. Upon secret conference he counselleth the king by yielding to save his life. By the king's instructions he concealeth the conference from the princes. § Jerusalem is taken. Zedekiah is made blind, and sent to Babylon. The city ruinated, the people captivated. Nebuchadrezzar's charge for the good usage of Jeremiah. God's promise to Ebed-melech. § Jeremiah, being set free by Nebuzar-adan, goeth to Gedaliah. The dispersed Jews repair unto him. Johanan revealing Ishmael's conspiracy is not believed. § Ishmael, treacherously killing Gedaliah and others, purposeth with the residue to flee unto the Ammonites. Johanan recovereth the captives, and mindeth to flee into Egypt. § Johanan desireth Jeremiah to enquire of God, promising obedience to his will. Jeremiah assureth him of safety in Judaea, and destruction in Egypt. He reproveth their hypocrisy, in requiring of Yahweh that which they meant not. § Johanan, discrediting Jeremiah's prophecy, carrieth Jeremiah and others into Egypt. Jeremiah prophesieth by a type the conquest of Egypt by the Babylonians. § Jeremiah expresseth the desolation of Judah for their idolatry. He prophesieth their destruction, who commit idolatry in Egypt. The obstinacy of the Jews. Jeremiah threateneth them for the same, and for a sign prophesieth the destruction of Egypt. § Baruch being dismayed, Jeremiah instructeth and comforteth him. § Jeremiah prophesieth the overthrow of Pharaoh's army at Euphrates, and the conquest of Egypt by Nebuchadrezzar. He comforteth Jacob in their chastisement. § The destruction of the Philistines. § The judgment of Moab, for their pride, for their security, for their carnal confidence, and for their contempt of God and his people. The restoration of Moab. § The judgment of the Ammonites. Their restoration. The judgment of Edom, of Damascus, of Kedar, of Hazor, and of Elam. The restoration of Elam. § The judgment of Babylon. The redemption of Israel. § The severe judgment of God against Babylon in revenge of Israel. Jeremiah delivereth the book of this prophecy to Seraiah, to be cast unto Euphrates, in token of the perpetual sinking of Babylon. § Zedekiah rebelleth. Jerusalem is besieged and taken. Zedekiah's sons killed, and his own eyes put out. Nubuzar-adan burneth and spoileth the city. He carrieth away the captives. Evil-Merodach advanceth Jehoiachin.
The miserable estate of Jerusalem by reason of her sin. She complaineth of her grief, and confesseth God's judgment to be righteous. § Jeremiah lamenteth the misery of Jerusalem. He complaineth thereof to God. § The faithful bewail their calamities. By the mercies of God they nourish their hope. They acknowledge God's justice. They pray for deliverance, and vengeance on their enemies. § Zion bewaileth her pitiful estate. She confesseth her sins. Edom is threatened. Zion is comforted. § A pitiful complaint of Zion in prayer unto God.
The time of Ezekiel's prophecy at Chebar. His vision of the four cherubims, of the four wheels, and of the glory of Yahweh. § Ezekiel's commission. His instruction. The roll of his heavy prophecy. § Ezekiel eateth the roll. God encourageth him. God sheweth him the rule of prophecy. God shutteth and openeth the prophet's mouth. § Under the type of a siege is shewed the time from the defection of Jeroboam to the captivity. By the provision of the siege is shewed the hardness of the famine. § Under the type of hair, is shewed the judgment of Jerusalem for their rebellion, by famine, sword, and dispersion. § The judgment of Israel for their idolatry. A remnant shall be blessed. The faithful are exhorted to lament their calamities. § The final desolation of Israel. The mournful repentance of them that escape. The enemies defile the sanctuary because of the Israelites' abominations. Under the type of a chain is shewed their miserable captivity. § Ezekiel, in a vision of God at Jerusalem, is shewed the image of jealousy, the chambers of imagery, the mourners for Tammuz, the worshippers toward the sun. God's wrath for their idolatry. § A vision, whereby is shewed the preservation of some, and the destruction of the rest. God cannot be intreated for them. § The vision of the coals of fire, to be scattered over the city. The vision of the cherubims. § The presumption of the princes. Their sin and judgment. Ezekiel's complaining, God sheweth him his purpose in saving a remnant, and punishing the wicked. The glory of God leaveth the city. Ezekiel is returned to the captivity. § The type of Ezekiel's removing. It sheweth the captivity of Zedekiah. Ezekiel's trembling sheweth the Jews' desolation. The Jews' presumptuous proverb is reproved. The speediness of the vision. § The reproof of lying prophets, and their untempered morter. Of prophetesses and their pillows. § God answereth idolaters according to their own heart. They are exhorted to repent, for fear of judgments, by means of seduced prophets. God's irrevocable sentence of famine, of noisome beasts, of the sword, and of pestilence. A remnant shall be reserved for example of others. § By the unfitness of the vine branch for any work, is shewed the rejection of Jerusalem. § Under the similitude of a wretched infant is shewed the natural state of Jerusalem. God's extraordinary love towards her. Her monstrous whoredom. Her grievous judgment. Her sin, matching her mother, and exceeding her sisters, Sodom and Samaria, calleth for judgments. Mercy is promised her in the end. § Under the parable of two eagles and a vine, is shewed God's judgment upon Jerusalem for revolting from Babylon to Egypt. God promiseth to plant the cedar of the Gospel. § God reproveth the unjust parable of sour grapes. He sheweth how he dealeth with a just father: with a wicked son of a just father: with a just son of a wicked father: with a wicked man repenting: with a just man revolting. He defendeth his justice, and exhorteth to repentance. § A lamentation for the princes of Israel, under the parable of lions' whelps taken in a pit, and for Jerusalem, under the parable of a wasted vine. § God refuseth to be consulted by the elders of Israel. He sheweth the story of their rebellions in Egypt, in the wilderness, and in the land. He promiseth to gather them by the Gospel. Under the name of a forest he sheweth the destruction of Jerusalem. § Ezekiel prophesieth against Jerusalem with a sign of sighing. The sharp and bright sword, against Jerusalem, against the kingdom, and against the Ammonites. § A catalogue of sins in Jerusalem. God will burn them as dross in his furnace. The general corruption of prophets, priests, princes, and people. § The whoredoms of Aholah and Aholibah. Aholibah is to be plagued by her lovers. The prophet reproveth the adulteries of them both, and sheweth their judgments. § Under the parable of a boiling pot, is shewed the irrevocable destruction of Jerusalem. By the sign of Ezekiel not mourning for the death of his wife, is shewed the calamity of the Jews to be beyond all sorrow. § God's vengeance, for their insolency against the Jews, upon the Ammonites, upon Moab and Seir, upon Edom, and upon the Philistines. § Tyrus, for insulting against Jerusalem, is threatened. The power of Nebuchadrezzar against her. The mourning and astonishment of the sea at her fall. § The rich supply of Tyrus. The great and irrevocable fall thereof. § God's judgment upon the prince of Tyrus for his sacrilegious pride. A lamentation of his great glory corrupted by sin. The judgment of Zidon. The restoration of Israel. § The judgment of Pharaoh for his treachery to Israel. The desolation of Egypt. The restoration thereof after forty years. Egypt the reward of Nebuchadressar. Israel shall be restored. § The desolation of Egypt and her helpers. The arm of Babylon shall be strengthened to break the arm of Egypt. § A relation unto Pharaoh, of the glory of Assyria, and the fall thereof for pride. The like destruction of Egypt. § A lamentation for the fearful fall of Egypt. The sword of Babylon shall destroy it. It shall be brought down to hell, among all the uncircumcised nations. § According to the duty of a watchman, in warning the people, Ezekiel is admonished of his duty. God sheweth the justice of his ways towards the penitent, and towards revolters. He maintaineth his justice. Upon the news of the taking of Jerusalem he prophesieth the desolations of the land. God's judgment upon the mockers of the prophets. § A reproof of the shepherds. God's judgment against them. His providence for his flock. The Kingdom of Christ. § The judgment of mount Seir for their hatred of Israel. § The land of Israel is comforted, both by destruction of the heathen, who spitefully used it, and by the blessings of God promised unto it. Israel was rejected for their sin, and shall be restored without their desert. The blessings of Christ's Kingdom. § By the resurrection of dry bones, the dead hope of Israel is revived. By the uniting of two sticks, is shewed the incorporation of Israel into Judah. The promises of Christ's Kingdom. § The army, and malice of Gog. God's judgment against him. § God's judgment upon Gog. Israel's victory. Gog's burial in Hamon-gog. The feast of the fowls. Israel, having been plagued for their sins, shall be gathered again with eternal favour. § The time, manner, and end of the vision. The description of the east gate, of the north gate, of the south gate, of the east gate, and of the north gate. Eight tables. The chambers. The porch of the house. § The measures, parts, chambers, and ornaments of the Temple. § The chambers for the priests. The use thereof. The measures of the outward court. § The returning of the glory of God into the Temple. The sin of Israel hindered God's presence. The prophet exhorteth them to repentance, and observation of the law of the house. The measures, and the ordinances of the altar. § The east gate assigned only to the prince. The priests reproved for polluting of the sanctuary. Idolaters uncapable of the priest's office. The sons of Zadok are accepted thereto. Ordinances for the priests. § The portion of land for the sanctuary, for the city, and for the prince. Ordinances for the prince. § Ordinances for the prince in his worship, and for the people. An order for the prince's inheritance. The courts for boiling and baking. § The vision of the holy waters. The virtue of them. The borders of the land. The division of it by lot. § The portions of the twelve tribes, of the sanctuary, of the city and suburbs, and of the prince. The dimensions and gates of the city.
Jehoiakim's captivity. Ashpenaz taketh Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. They refusing the king's portion do prosper with pulse and water. Their excellency in wisdom. § Nebuchadnezzar, forgetting his dream, requireth it of the Chaldeans, by promises and threatenings. They acknowledging their inability are judged to die. Daniel obtaining some respite findeth the dream. He blesseth God. He staying the decree is brought to the king. The dream. The interpretation. Daniel's advancement. § Nebuchadnezzar dedicateth a golden image in Dura. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego are accused for not worshipping the image. They, being threatened, make a good confession. God delivereth them out of the furnace. Nebuchadnezzar seeing the miracle blesseth God. § Nebuchadnezzar confesseth God's Kingdom, maketh relation of his dreams, which the magicians could not interpret. Daniel heareth the dream. He interpreteth it. The story of the event. § Belshazzar's impious feast. A handwriting, unknown to the magicians, troubleth the king. At the commendation of the queen, Daniel is brought. He, reproving the king of pride and idolatry, readeth and interpreteth the writing. The monarchy is translated to the Medes. § Daniel is made chief of the presidents. They conspiring against him, obtain an idolatrous decree. Daniel, accused of the breach thereof, is cast into the lions' den. Daniel is saved, his adversaries devoured, and God magnified by a decree. § Daniel's vision of four beasts. Of God's Kingdom. The interpretation thereof. § Daniel's vision of the ram and he goat. The two thousand three hundred days of sacrifice. Gabriel comforteth Daniel, and interpreteth the vision. § Daniel, considering the time of the captivity, maketh confession of sins, and prayeth for the restoration of Jerusalem. Gabriel informeth him of the seventy weeks. § Daniel having humbled himself seeth a vision. Being troubled with fear he is comforted by the angel. § The overthrow of Persia by the king of Grecia. Leagues and conflicts between the kings of the south and the north. The invasion and tyranny of the Romans. § Michael shall deliver Israel from their troubles. Daniel is informed of the times.
Hosea, to shew God's judgment for spiritual whoredom, taketh Gomer, and hath by her Jezreel, Lo-ruhamah, and Lo-ammi. The restoration of Judah and Israel. § The idolatry of the people. God's judgments against them. His promises of reconciliation with them. § By the expiation of an adulteress, is shewed the desolation of Israel before their restoration. § God's judgments against the sins of the people, and of the priests, and against their idolatry. Judah is exhorted to take warning by Israel's calamity. § God's judgments against the priests, the people, and the princes of Israel, for their manifold sins, until they repent. § An exhortation to repentance. A complaint of their untowardness and iniquity. § A reproof of manifold sins. God's wrath against them for their hypocrisy. § Destruction is threatened for their impiety, and idolatry. § The distress and captivity of Israel for their sins and idolatry. § Israel is reproved and threatened for their impiety and idolatry. § The ingratitude of Israel unto God for his benefits. His judgment. God's mercy toward them. § A reproof of Ephraim, Judah, and Jacob. By former favours he exhorteth to repentance. Ephraim's sins provoke God. § Ephraim's glory, by reason of idolatry, vanished. God's anger for their unkindness. A promise of God's mercy. A judgment for rebellion. § An exhortation to repentance. A promise of God's blessing.
Joel, declaring sundry judgments of God, exhorteth to observe them, and to mourn. He prescribeth a fast for complaint. § He sheweth unto Zion the terribleness of God's judgment. He exhorteth to repentance, prescribeth a fast, promiseth a blessing thereon. He comforteth Zion with present, and future blessings. § God's judgment against the enemies of his people. God will be known in his judgment. His blessing upon the Church.
Amos sheweth God's judgment upon Syria, upon the Philistines, upon Tyrus, upon Edom, upon Ammon. § God's wrath against Moab, upon Judah, and upon Israel. God complaineth of their unfaithfulness. § The necessity of God's judgment against Israel. The publication of it, with the causes thereof. § He reproveth Israel for oppression, for idolatry, and for their incorrigibleness. § A lamentation for Israel. An exhortation to repentance. God rejecteth their hypocritical service. § The wantonness of Israel, shall be plagued with desolation, and their incorrigibleness. § The judgments of the grasshoppers, and of the fire, are diverted by the prayer of Amos. By the wall of a plumbline is signified the rejection of Israel. Amaziah complaineth of Amos. Amos sheweth his calling, and Amaziah's judgment. § By a basket of summer fruit is shewed the propinquity of Israel's end. Oppression is reproved. A famine of the Word threatened. § The certainty of the desolation. The restoring of the Tabernacle of David.
Jonah is sent to Nineveh, fleeth to Tarshish. He is bewrayed by a tempest, thrown into the sea, and swallowed by a fish. § The prayer of Jonah. He is delivered from the fish. § Jonah, sent again, preacheth to the Ninevites. Upon their repentance, God repenteth. § Jonah, repining at God's mercy, is reproved by the type of a gourd.
Micah sheweth the wrath of God against Jacob for idolatry. He exhorteth to mourning. § Against oppression. A lamentation. A reproof of injustice and idolatry. A promise of restoring Jacob. § The cruelty of the princes. The falsehood of the prophets. The security of them both. § The glory, peace, Kingdom, and victory of the Church. § The birth of Christ. His Kingdom. His conquest. § God's controversy for unkindness, for ignorance, for injustice, and for idolatry. § The Church, complaining of her small number, and the general corruption, putteth her confidence not in man, but in God. She triumpheth over her enemies. God comforteth her by promises, by confusion of the enemies, and by his mercies.
Unto Habakkuk, complaining of the iniquity of the land, is shewed the fearful vengeance by the Chaldeans. He complaineth that vengeance should be executed by them who are far worse. § Unto Habakkuk, waiting for an answer, is shewed that he must walk by faith. The judgment upon the Chaldeans for unsatiableness, for covetousness, for cruelty, for drunkeness, and for idolatry. § Habakkuk in his prayer trembleth at God's majesty. The confidence of his faith.
God's severe judgment against Judah for divers sins. § An exhortation to repentance. The judgment of the Philistines, of Moab and Ammon, of Ethiopia and Assyria. § A sharp reproof of Jerusalem for divers sins. An exhortation to wait for the restoration of Israel, and to rejoice for their salvation by God.
Haggai reproveth the people for neglecting the building of the house. He inciteth them to the building. He promiseth God's assistance to them being forward. § He encourageth the people to the work, by promise of greater glory to the second Temple than was in the first. In the type of holy things and unclean, he sheweth their sins hindered the work. God's promise to Zerubbabel.
Zechariah exhorteth to repentance. The vision of the horses. At the prayer of the angel, comfortable promises are made to Jerusalem. The vision of the four horns, and the four carpenters. § God, in the care of Jerusalem, sendeth to measure it. The redemption of Zion. The promise of God's presence. § Under the type of Joshua, the restoration of the Church, Christ the Branch is promised. § By the golden candlestick is foreshewed the good success of Zerubbabel's foundation. By the two olive trees the two anointed ones. § By the flying roll is shewed the curse of thieves and swearers. By a woman pressed in an ephah, the final damnation of Babylon. § The vision of the four chariots. By the crowns of Joshua is shewed the Temple and Kingdom of Christ the Branch. § The captives enquire of fasting. Zechariah reproveth their fasting. Sin the cause of their captivity. § The restoration of Jerusalem. They are encouraged to the building by God's favour to them. Good works are required of them. Joy and enlargement are promised. § God defendeth his Church. Zion is exhorted to rejoice for the coming of Christ, and his peaceable Kingdom. God's promises of victory and defence. § God is to be sought unto, and not idols. As he visited his flock for sin, so he will save and restore them. § The destruction of Jerusalem. The elect being cared for, the rest are rejected. The staves of Beauty and Bands broken by the rejection of Christ. The type and curse of a foolish shepherd. § Jerusalem a cup of trembling to herself, and a burdensome stone to her adversaries. The victorious restoring of Judah. The repentance of Jerusalem. § The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem, from idolatry, and a false prophecy. The death of Christ, and the trial of a third part. § The destroyers of Jerusalem destroyed. The coming of Christ, and the graces of his Kingdom. The plague of Jerusalem's enemies. The remnant shall turn to Yahweh, and their spoils shall be holy.
Malachi complaineth of Israel's unkindness. Of their irreligiousness, and profaneness. § He sharply reproveth the priests for neglecting their Covenant, and the people for idolatry, for adultery, and for infidelity. § Of the messenger, majesty, and grace of Christ. Of the rebellion, sacrilege, and infidelity of the people. The promise of blessing to them that fear God. § God's judgment on the wicked, and his blessing on the good. He exhorteth to the study of the Law, and telleth of Elijah's coming and office.
The genealogy of Christ from Abraham to Joseph. He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary when she was espoused to Joseph. The angel satisfieth the misdeeming thoughts of Joseph, and interpreteth the names of Christ. § The wise men out of the east are directed to Christ by a star. They worship him, and offer their presents. Joseph fleeth into Egypt, with Jesus and his mother. Herod slayeth the children: himself dieth. Christ is brought back again into Galilee to Nazareth. § John preacheth: his office, life, and baptism. He reprehendeth the Pharisees, and baptizeth Christ in Jordan. § Christ fasteth, and is tempted. The angels minister unto him. He dwelleth in Capernaum, beginneth to preach, calleth Peter, and Andrew, James, and John, and healeth all the diseased. § Christ beginning his sermon in the mount: declaring who are blessed, who are the salt of the earth, the light of the world, the city on an hill, the candle: that he came to fulfill the Law. What it is to kill, to commit adultery, to swear: exhorteth to suffer wrong, to love even our enemies, and to labour after perfectness. § Christ continueth his sermon in the mount, speaking of alms, prayer, forgiving our brethren, fasting, where our treasure is to be laid up, of serving God, and mammon, exhorteth not to be careful for worldly things: but to seek God's Kingdom. § Christ ending his sermon in the mount, reproveth rash judgment, forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, exhorteth to prayer, to enter in at the strait gate, to beware of false prophets, not to be hearers, but doers of the Word: like houses builded on a rock, and not on the sand. § Christ cleanseth the leper, healeth the centurion's servant, Peter's mother in law, and many other diseased: sheweth how he is to be followed: stilleth the tempest on the sea, driveth the devils out of two men possessed, and suffereth them to go into the swine. § Christ curing the sick of the palsy, calleth Matthew from the receipt of custom, eateth with publicans and sinners, defendeth his disciples for not fasting, cureth the bloody issue, raiseth from death Jairus' daughter, giveth sight to two blind men, healeth a dumb man possessed of a devil, and hath compassion of the multitude. § Christ sendeth out his twelve Apostles, enabling them with power to do miracles, giveth them their charge, teacheth them, comforteth them against persecutions: and promiseth a blessing to those that receive them. § John sendeth his disciples to Christ. Christ's testimony concerning John. The opinion of the people, both concerning John and Christ. Christ upbraideth the unthankfulness and unrepentance of Chorazin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum: and praising his Father's wisdom in revealing the Gospel to the simple, he calleth to him all such as feel the burden of their sins. § Christ reproveth the blindness of the Pharisees concerning the breach of the Sabbath, by Scriptures, by reason, and by a miracle. He healeth the man possessed that was blind and dumb. Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall never be forgiven. Account shall be made of idle words. He rebuketh the unfaithful, who seek after a sign: and sheweth who is his brother, sister, and mother. § The parable of the sower and the seed: the exposition of it. The parable of the tares, of the mustard seed, of the leaven, of the hidden treasure, of the pearl, of the drawnet cast into the sea, and how Christ is contemned of his own countrymen. § Herod's opinion of Christ. Wherefore John the Baptist was beheaded. Jesus departeth into a desert place: where he feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. He walketh on the sea to his disciples: and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by the touch of the hem of his garment. § Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for transgressing God's Commandments through their own traditions: teacheth how that which goeth into the mouth doth not defile a man. He healeth the daughter of the woman of Canaan, and other great multitudes: and with seven loaves and a few little fishes feedeth four thousand men, beside women and children. § The Pharisees require a sign. Jesus warneth his disciples of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees. The people's opinion of Christ, and Peter's confession of him. Jesus foresheweth his death, reproving Peter for dissuading him from it: and admonisheth those that will follow him, to bear the cross. § The transfiguration of Christ. He healeth the lunatick, foretelleth his own passion, and payeth tribute. § Christ warneth his disciples to be humble and harmless: to avoid offences, and not to despise the little ones: teacheth how we are to deal with our brethren, when they offend us: and how oft to forgive them: which he setteth forth by a parable of the king, that took account of his servants, and punished him, who shewed no mercy to his fellow. § Christ healeth the sick: answereth the Pharisees concerning divorcement: sheweth when marriage is necessary: receiveth little children: instructeth the young man how to attain eternal life, and how to be perfect: telleth his disciples how hard it is for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God: and promiseth reward to those that forsake any thing to follow him. § Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, sheweth that God is debtor unto no man: foretelleth his passion: by answering the mother of Zebedee's children, teacheth his disciples to be lowly: and giveth two blind men their sight. § Christ rideth into Jerusalem upon an ass, driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple, curseth the fig tree, putteth to silence the priests and elders, and rebuketh them by the similitude of the two sons, and the husbandmen, who slew such as were sent unto them. § The parable of the marriage of the king's son. The vocation of the Gentiles. The punishment of him that wanted the wedding garment. Tribute ought to be paid to Caesar. Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection: answereth the lawyer, which is the first and great commandment: and poseth the Pharisees about the Messias. § Christ admonisheth the people to follow the good doctrine, not the evil examples of the scribes and Pharisees. His disciples must beware of their ambition. He denounceth eight woes against their hypocrisy and blindness: and prophesieth of the destruction of Jerusalem. § Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple: what and how great calamities shall be before it: the signs of his coming to judgment. And because that day and hour is unknown, we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our master's coming. § The parable of the ten virgins, and of the talents. Also the description of the last judgment. § The rulers conspire against Christ. The woman anointeth his head. Judas selleth him. Christ eateth the Passover: instituteth his holy supper: prayeth in the garden: and being betrayed with a kiss, is carried to Caiaphas, and denied of Peter. § Christ is delivered bound to Pilate. Judas hangeth himself. Pilate, admonished of his wife, washeth his hands: and looseth Barabbas. Christ is crowned with thorns, crucified, reviled, dieth, and is buried: his sepulchre is sealed, and watched. § Christ's resurrection is declared by an angel to the women. He himself appeareth unto them. The chief priests give the soldiers money to say that he was stolen out of his sepulchre. Christ appeareth to his disciples, and sendeth them to baptize and teach all nations.
The office of John the Baptist. Jesus is baptized, tempted, he preacheth: calleth Peter, Andrew, James and John: healeth one that had a devil, Peter's mother in law, many diseased persons, and cleanseth the leper. § Christ healeth one sick of the palsy: calleth Matthew from the receipt of custom: eateth with publicans and sinners: excuseth his disciples for not fasting, and for plucking the ears of corn on the Sabbath day. § Christ healeth the withered hand, and many other infirmities: rebuketh the unclean spirits: chooseth his twelve Apostles: convinceth the blasphemy of casting out devils by Beelzebub: and sheweth who are his brother, sister, and mother. § The parable of the sower, and the meaning thereof. We must communicate the light of our knowledge to others. The parable of the seed growing secretly, and of the mustard seed. Christ stilleth the tempest on the sea. § Christ delivering the possessed of the legion of devils, they enter into the swine. He healeth the woman of the bloody issue, and raiseth from death Jairus' daughter. § Christ is contemned of his countrymen. He giveth the twelve power over unclean spirits. Divers opinions of the Christ. John the Baptist is beheaded, and buried. The Apostles return from preaching. The miracle of five loaves and two fishes. Christ walketh on the sea: and healeth all that touch him. § The Pharisees find fault at the disciples for eating with unwashen hands. They break the commandment of God by the traditions of men. Meat defileth not the man. He healeth the Syrophenician woman's daughter of an unclean spirit, and one that was deaf, and stammered in his speech. § Christ feedeth the people miraculously: refuseth to give a sign to the Pharisees: admonisheth his disciples to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod: giveth a blind man his sight: acknowledgeth that he is the Christ, who should suffer and rise again: and exhorteth to patience in persecution for the profession of the Gospel. § Jesus is transfigured. He instructeth his disciples concerning the coming of Elias: casteth forth a dumb and deaf spirit: foretelleth his death and resurrection: exhorteth his disciples to humility: bidding them not to prohibit such as be not against them, nor to give offence to any of the faithful. § Christ diputeth with the Pharisees touching divorcement: blesseth the children that are brought unto him: resolveth a rich man how he may inherit life everlasting: telleth his disciples of the danger of riches: promiseth rewards to them that forsake any thing for the Gospel: foretelleth his death and resurrection: biddeth the two ambitious suitors to think rather of suffering with him: and restoreth to Bartimaeus his sight. § Christ rideth with triumph into Jerusalem: curseth the fruitless leafy tree: purgeth the Temple: exhorteth his disciples to stedfastness of faith, and to forgive their enemies: and defendeth the lawfulness of his actions, by the witness of John, who was a man sent of God. § In a parable of the vineyard let out to unthankful husbandmen, Christ foretelleth the reprobation of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles. He avoideth the snare of the Pharisees and Herodians about paying tribute to Caesar: convinceth the error of the Sadducees, who denied the resurrection: resolveth the scribe, who questioned of the first commandment: refuseth the opinion that the scribes held of Christ: bidding the people to beware of their ambition and hypocrisy: and commendeth the poor widow for her two mites, above all. § Christ foretelleth the destruction of the Temple: the persecutions for the Gospel: that the Gospel must be preached to all nations: that great calamities shall happen to the Jews: and the manner of his coming to judgment: the hour whereof being known to none, every man is to watch and pray, that we be not found unprovided, when he cometh to each one particularly by death. § A conspiracy against Christ. Precious ointment is poured on his head by a woman. Judas selleth his Master for money. Christ himself foretelleth how he shall be betrayed by one of his disciples: after the Passover prepared, and eaten, instituteth his supper: declareth aforehand the flight of all his disciples, and Peter's denial. Judas betrayeth him with a kiss. He is apprehended in the garden, falsely accused, and impiously condemned by the Jews' council: shamefully abused by them: and thrice denied of Peter. § Jesus brought bound, and accused before Pilate. Upon the clamour of the common people, the murderer Barabbas is loosed, and Jesus delivered up to be crucified. He is crowned with thorns, spit on, and mocked: fainteth in bearing his cross: hangeth between two thieves: suffereth the triumphing reproaches of the Jews: but confessed by the centurion to be the Son of God: and is honourably buried by Joseph. § An angel declareth the resurrection of Christ to three women. Christ himself appeareth to Mary Magdalene: to two going into the country: then to the Apostles, whom he sendeth forth to preach the Gospel: and ascendeth into heaven.
The preface of Luke to his whole Gospel. The conception of John the Baptist, and of Christ. The prophecy of Elisabeth, and of Mary, concerning Christ. The nativity and circumcision of John. The prophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ, and of John. § Augustus taxeth all the Roman empire. The nativity of Christ. One angel relateth it to the shepherds: many sing praises to God for it. Christ is circumcised. Mary purified. Simeon and Anna prophesy of Christ: who increaseth in wisdom, questioneth in the Temple with the doctors, and is obedient to his parents. § The preaching and baptism of John: his testimony of Christ. Herod imprisoneth John. Christ baptized, receiveth testimony from heaven. The age, and genealogy of Christ from Joseph upwards. § The temptation and fasting of Christ. He overcometh the devil: beginneth to preach. The people of Nazareth admire his gracious words. He cureth one possessed of a devil, Peter's mother in law, and divers other sick persons. The devils acknowledge Christ, and are reproved for it. He preacheth through the cities. § Christ teacheth the people out of Peter's ship: in a miraculous taking of fishes, sheweth how he will make him and his partners fishermen of men: cleanseth the leper: prayeth in the wilderness: healeth one sick of the palsy: calleth Matthew the publican: eateth with sinners, as being the physician of souls: foretelleth the fastings and afflictions of the Apostles after his ascension: and likeneth fainhearted and weak disciples to old bottles and worn garments. § Christ reproveth the Pharisees' blindness about the observation of the Sabbath, by Scripture, reason, and miracle: chooseth twelve Apostles: healeth the diseased: preacheth to his disciples before the people of blessings and curses: how we must love our enemies: and join the obedience of good works to the hearing of the Word: lest in the evil day of temptation we fall like an house built upon the face of the earth, without any foudation. § Christ findeth a greater faith in the centurion, a Gentile, than in any of the Jews: healeth his servant being absent: raiseth from death the widow's son at Nain: answereth John's messengers with the declaration of his miracles: testifieth to the people what opinion he held of John: inveigheth against the Jews, who with neither the manners of John nor of Jesus could be won: and sheweth by occasion of Mary Magdalene, how he is a friend to sinners, not to maintain them in sins, but to forgive them their sins, upon their faith and repentance. § Women minister unto Christ of their substance. Christ, after he had preached from place to place, attended with his Apostles, propoundeth the parable of the sower, and of the candle: declareth who are his mother, and brethren: rebuketh the winds: casteth the legion of devils out of the man into the herd of swine: is rejected of the Gadarenes: healeth the woman of her bloody issue, and raiseth from death Jairus' daughter. § Christ sendeth his Apostles to work miracles, and to preach. Herod desireth to see Christ. Christ feedeth five thousand: enquireth what opinion the world had of him: foretelleth his passion: proposeth to all the pattern of his patience. The transfiguration. He healeth the lunatick: again forewarneth his disciples of his passion: commendeth humility: biddeth them to shew mildness towards all, without desire of revenge. Divers would follow him, but upon conditions. § Christ sendeth out at once seventy disciples to work miracles, and to preach: admonisheth them to be humble, and wherein to rejoice: thanketh his Father for his grace: magnifieth the happy estate of his Church: teacheth the lawyer how to attain eternal life, and to take every one for his neighbour that needeth his mercy: reprehendeth Martha, and commendeth Mary her sister. § Christ teacheth to pray, and that instantly: assuring that God so will give us good things. He casting out a dumb devil, rebuketh the blasphemous Pharisees: and sheweth who are blessed: preacheth to the people: and reprehendeth the outward shew of holiness in the Pharisees, scribes, and lawyers. § Christ preacheth to his disciples to avoid hypocrisy, and fearfulness in publishing his doctrine: warneth the people to beware of covetousness, by the parable of the rich man who set up greater barns. We must not be over careful of earthly things, but seek the Kingdom of God, give alms, be ready at a knock to open to our Lord whensoever he cometh. Christ's ministers are to see to their charge, and look for persecution. The people must take this time of grace, because it is a fearful thing to die without reconciliation. § Christ preacheth repentance upon the punishment of the Galilaeans, and others. The fruitless fig tree may not stand. He healeth the crooked woman: sheweth the powerful working of the Word in the hearts of his chosen, by the parable of the grain of mustard seed, and of leaven: exhorteth to enter in at the strait gate, and reproveth Herod and Jerusalem. § Christ healeth the dropsy on the Sabbath: teacheth humility: to feast the poor: under the parable of the great supper, sheweth how worldly minded men, who contemn the Word of God, shall be shut out of heaven. Those who will be his disciples, to bear their cross must make their accounts aforehand, lest with shame they revolt from him afterward, and become altogether unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his savour. § The parable of the lost sheep: of the piece of silver: of the prodigal son. § The parable of the unjust steward. Christ reproveth the hypocrisy of the covetous Pharisees. The rich glutton, and Lazarus the beggar. § Christ teacheth to avoid occasions of offence. One to forgive another. The power of faith. How we are bound to God, and not he to us. He healeth ten lepers. Of the Kingdom of God, and the coming of the Son of man. § Of the importunate widow. Of the Pharisee and the publican. Children brought to Christ. A ruler that would follow Christ, but is hindered by his riches. The reward of them that leave all for his sake. He foresheweth his death, and restoreth a blind man to his sight. § Of Zacchaeus a publican. The ten pieces of money. Christ rideth into Jerusalem with triumph: weepeth over it: driveth the buyers and sellers out of the Temple: teaching daily in it. The rulers would have destroyed him, but for fear of the people. § Christ avoucheth his authority by a question of John's baptism. The parable of the vineyard. Of giving tribute to Caesar. He convinceth the Sadducees that denied the resurrection. How Christ is the son of David. He warneth his disciples to beware of the scribes. § Christ commendeth the poor widow. He foretelleth the destruction of the Temple, and of the city Jerusalem: the signs also which shall be before the last day. He exhorteth them to be watchful. § The Jews conspire against Christ. Satan prepareth Judas to betray him. The Apostles prepare the Passover. Christ instituteth his holy supper: covertly foretelleth of the traitor: dehorteth the rest of his Apostles from ambition: assureth Peter his faith should not fail, and yet he should deny him thrice. He prayeth in the mount, and sweateth blood: is betrayed with a kiss: he healeth Malchus' ear: he is thrice denied of Peter, shamefully abused, and confesseth himself to be the Son of God. § Jesus is accused before Pilate, and sent to Herod. Herod mocketh him. Herod and Pilate are made friends. Barabbas is desired of the people, and is loosed by Pilate, and Jesus is given to be crucified. He telleth the women, that lament him, the destruction of Jerusalem: prayeth for his enemies. Two evildoers are crucified with him. His death. His burial. § Christ's resurrection is declared by two angels to the women that come to the sepulchre. These report it to others. Christ himself appeareth to the two disciples that went to Emmaus: afterwards he appeareth to the Apostles, and reproveth their unbelief: giveth them a charge: promiseth the Holy Ghost: and so ascendeth into heaven.
The divinity, humanity, and office of Jesus Christ. The testimony of John. The calling of Andrew and Peter: of Philip and Nathanael. § Christ turneth water into wine, departeth into Capernaum, and to Jerusalem, where he purgeth the Temple of buyers and sellers. He foretelleth his death and resurrection. Many believed because of his miracles, but he would not trust himself with them. § Christ teacheth Nicodemus the necessity of regeneration. Of faith in his death. The great love of God towards the world. Condemnation for unbelief. The baptism, witness, and doctrine of John concerning Christ. § Christ talketh with a woman of Samaria, and revealeth himself to her. His disciples marvel. He declareth to them his zeal for God's glory. Many Samaritans believe on him. He departeth into Galilee, and healeth the ruler's son that lay sick at Capernaum. § Jesus on the Sabbath day cureth him that was diseased eight and thirty years. The Jews therefore cavil, and persecute him for it. He answereth for himself, and reproveth them, shewing by the testimony of his Father, of John, of his works, and of the Scriptures, who he is. § Christ feedeth five thousand men with five loaves and two fishes. Thereupon the people would have made him king. But withdrawing himself, he walked on the sea to his disciples: reproveth the people flocking after him, and all the fleshly hearers of his Word: declareth himself to be the bread of life to believers. Many disciples depart from him. Peter confesseth him. Judas is a devil. § Jesus reproveth the ambition and boldness of his kinsmen: goeth up from Galilee to the feast of Tabernacles: teacheth in the Temple. Divers opinions of him among the people. The Pharisees are angry that their officers took him not, and chide with Nicodemus for taking his part. § Christ delivereth the woman taken in adultery. He preacheth himself the light of the world, and justifieth his doctrine: answereth the Jews that boasted of Abraham, and conveyeth himself from their cruelty. § The man that was born blind restored to sight. He is brought to the Pharisees. They are offended at it, and excommunicate him: but he is received of Jesus, and confesseth him. Who they are whom Christ enlighteneth. § Christ is the door, and the good shepherd. Divers opinions of him. He proveth by his works that he is the Christ the Son of God, escapeth the Jews, and went again beyond Jordan, where many believed on him. § Christ raiseth Lazarus, four days buried. Many Jews believe. The high priests and Pharisees gather a council against Christ. Caiaphas prophesieth. Jesus hid himself. At the Passover they enquire after him, and lay wait for him. § Jesus excuseth Mary anointing his feet. The people flock to see Lazarus. The high priests consult to kill him. Christ rideth into Jerusalem. Greeks desire to see Jesus. He foretelleth his death. The Jews are generally blinded: yet many chief rulers believe, but do not confess him: therefore Jesus calleth earnestly for confession of faith. § Jesus washeth the disciples' feet: exhorteth them to humility and charity. He foretelleth, and discovereth to John by a token, that Judas should betray him: commandeth them to love one another: and forewarneth Peter of his denial. § Christ comforteth his disciples with the hope of heaven: professeth himself the way, the truth, and the life, and one with the Father: assureth their prayers in his name to be effectual: requesteth love and obedience: promiseth the Holy Ghost the Comforter, and leaveth his peace with them. § The consolation and mutual love between Christ and his members, under the parable of the vine. A comfort in the hatred and persecution of the world. The office of the Holy Ghost, and of the Apostles. § Christ comforteth his disciples against tribulation by the promise of the Holy Ghost, and by his resurrection and ascension: assureth their prayers made in his name to be acceptable to his Father. Peace in Christ, and in the world affliction. § Christ prayeth to his Father to glorify him, to preserve his Apostles, in unity, and truth: to glorify them, and all other believers with him in heaven. § Judas betrayeth Jesus. The officers fall to the ground. Peter smiteth off Malchus' ear. Jesus is taken, and led unto Annas and Caiaphas. Peter's denial. Jesus examined before Pilate. His Kingdom. The Jews ask Barabbas to be let loose. § Christ is scourged, crowned with thorns, and beaten. Pilate is desirous to release him, but being overcome with the outrage of the Jews, he delivered him to be crucified. They cast lots for his garments. He commendeth his mother to John. He dieth. His side is pierced. He is buried by Joseph and Nicodemus. § Mary cometh to the sepulchre: so do Peter and John, ignorant of the resurrection. Jesus appeareth to Mary Magdalene, and to his disciples. The incredulity, and confession of Thomas. The Scripture is sufficient to salvation. § Christ appearing again to his disciples was known of them by the great draught of fishes. He dineth with them: earnestly commandeth Peter to feed his lambs and sheep: foretelleth him of his death: rebuketh his curiosity touching John. The conclusion.
Christ, preparing his Apostles to the beholding of his ascension, gathereth them together into the mount Olivet, commandeth them to expect in Jerusalem the sending down of the Holy Ghost, promiseth after few days to send it, by virtue whereof they should be witnesses unto him, even to the utmost parts of the earth. After his ascension they are warned by two angels to depart, and to set their minds upon his second coming. They accordingly return, and, giving themselves to prayer, choose Matthias apostle in the place of Judas. § The Apostles, filled with the Holy Ghost, and speaking divers languages, are admired by some, and derided by others. Whom Peter disproving, and shewing that the aspostles spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, that Jesus was risen from the dead, ascended into heaven, had poured down the same Holy Ghost, and was the Messias, a man known to them to be approved of God by his miracles, wonders, and signs, and not crucified without his determinate counsel and foreknowledge: he baptizeth a great number that were converted. Who afterwards devoutly and charitably converse together: the Apostles working many miracles, and God daily increasing his Church. § Peter preaching to the people that came to see a lame man restored to his feet, professeth the cure not to have been wrought by his or John's own power, or holiness, but by God, and his Son Jesus, and through faith in his name: withal reprehending them for crucifying Jesus. Which because they did it through ignorance, and that therefore were fulfilled God's determinate counsel, and the Scriptures: he exhorteth them by repentance and faith to seek remission of their sins, and salvation in the same Jesus. § The rulers of the Jews offended with Peter's sermon, (though thousands of the people were converted that heard the Word), imprison him and John. After, upon examination Peter boldly avouching the lame man to be healed by the name of Jesus, and that by the same Jesus only we must be eternally saved, they command him and John to preach no more in that name, adding also threatening, whereupon the Church fleeth to prayer. And God, by moving the place where they were assembled, testified that he heard their prayer: confirming the Church with the gift of the Holy Ghost, and with mutual love and charity. § After that Ananias and Sapphira his wife for their hypocrisy at Peter's rebuke had fallen down dead, and that the rest of the Apostles had wrought many miracles, to the increase of the faith: the Apostles are again imprisoned, but delivered by an angel bidding them to preach openly to all: when, after their teaching accordingly in the Temple, and before the council, they are in danger to be killed, through the advice of Gamaliel, a great counsellor among the Jews, they be kept alive, and are but beaten: for which they glorify God, and cease no day from preaching. § The Apostles, desirous to have the poor regarded for their bodily sustenance, as also careful themselves to dispense the Word of God, the food of the soul: appoint the office of deaconship to seven chosen men. Of whom Stephen, a man full of faith, and of the Holy Ghost, is one. Who is taken of those, whom he confounded in disputing, and after falsely accused of blasphemy against the Law and the Temple. § Stephen, permitted to answer to the accusation of blasphemy, sheweth that Abraham worshipped God rightly, and how God chose the fathers before Moses was born, and before the Tabernacle and Temple were built: that Moses himself witnessed of Christ, and that all outward ceremonies were ordained according to the heavenly pattern, to last but for a time: reprehending their rebellion, and murdering of Christ, the Just One, whom the prophets foretold should come into the world. Whereupon they stone him to death, who commendeth his soul to Jesus, and humbly prayeth for them. § By occasion of the persecution in Jerusalem, the Church being planted in Samaria, by Philip the deacon, who preached, did miracles, and baptized many, among the rest Simon the sorcerer, a great seducer of the people: Peter and John come to confirm and enlarge the Church: where, by prayer and imposition of hands giving in the Holy Ghost, when Simon would have bought the like power of them, Peter sharply reproving his hypocrisy, and covetousness, and exhorting him to repentance, together with John preaching the Word of the Lord, returned to Jerusalem. But the angel saith to Philip to teach and baptize the Ethiopian eunuch. § Saul, going towards Damascus, is stricken down to the earth, is called to the apostleship, and is baptized by Ananias. He preacheth Christ boldly. The Jews lay wait to kill him: so do the Grecians, but he escapeth both. The Church having rest, Peter healeth Aeneas of the palsy, and restoreth Tabitha to life. § Cornelius, a devout man, being commanded by an angel, sendeth for Peter: who by a vision, is taught not to despise the Gentiles. As he preacheth Christ to Cornelius and his company, the Holy Ghost falleth on them, and they are baptized. § Peter, being accused for going in to the Gentiles, maketh his defence, which is accepted. The Gospel being spread into Phenice, and Cyprus, and Antioch, Barnabas is sent to confirm them. The disciples there are first called Christians. They send relief to the brethren in Judaea in the time of famine. § King Herod persecuteth the Christians, killeth James, and imprisoneth Peter: whom an angel delivereth upon the prayers of the Church. In his pride taking to himself the honour due to God, he is stricken by an angel, and dieth miserably. After his death, the Word of God prospereth. § Paul and Barnabas are chosen to go to the Gentiles. Of Sergius Paulus, and Elymas the sorcerer. Paul preacheth at Antioch, that Jesus is Chist. The Gentiles believe: but the Jews gainsay and blaspheme: whereupon they turn to the Gentiles. As many as were ordained to live believed. § Paul and Barnabas are persecuted from Iconium. At Lystra Paul healeth a cripple, whereupon they are reputed as gods. Paul is stoned. They pass through divers churches, confirming the disciples in faith and patience. Returning to Antioch, they report what God had done with them. § Great dissension ariseth touching circumcision. The Apostles consult about it, and send their determination by letters to the churches. Paul and Barnabas, thinking to visit the brethren together, fall at strife, and depart asunder. § Paul having circumcised Timothy, and being called by the Spirit from one country to another, converteth Lydia, casteth out a spirit of divination. For which cause he and Silas are whipped and imprisoned. The prison doors are opened. The jailer is converted, and they are delivered. § Paul preacheth at Thessalonica, where some believe, and others persecute him. He is sent to Berea, and preacheth there. Being persecuted at Thessalonica, he cometh to Athens, and disputeth, and preacheth the living God to them unknown, whereby many are converted unto Christ. § Paul laboureth with his hands, and preacheth at Corinth to the Gentiles. The Lord encourageth him in a vision. He is accused before Gallio the deputy, but is dismissed. Afterwards passing from city to city he strengtheneth the disciples. Apollos, being more perfectly instructed by Aquila and Priscilla, preacheth Christ with great efficacy. § The Holy Ghost is given by Paul's hands. The Jews blaspheme his doctrine, which is confirmed by miracles. The Jewish exorcists are beaten by a devil. Conjuring books are burnt. Demetrius, for love of gain, raiseth an uproar against Paul, which is appeased by the town clerk. § Paul goeth to Macedonia. He celebrateth the Lord's supper, and preacheth. Eutychus having fallen down dead, is raised to life. At Miletus he calleth the elders together, telleth them what shall befall to himself, committeth God's flock to them, warneth them of false teachers, commendeth them to God, prayeth with them, and goeth his way. § Paul will not by any means be dissuaded from going to Jerusalem. Philip's daughters prophetesses. Paul cometh to Jerusalem: where he is apprehended, and in great danger, but by the chief captain is rescued, and permitted to speak to the people. § Paul declareth at large, how he was converted to the faith, and called to his apostleship. At the very mentioning of the Gentiles, the people exclaim on him. He should have been scourged, but claiming the privilege of a Roman, he escapeth. § As Paul pleadeth his cause, Ananias conmmandeth them to smite him. Dissension among his accusers. God encourageth him. The Jews' laying wait for Paul, is declared unto the chief captain. He sendeth him to Felix the governor. § Paul being accused by Tertullus the orator, answereth for his life and doctrine. He preacheth Christ to the governor and his wife. The governor hopeth for a bribe, but in vain. At last, going out of his office, he leaveth Paul in prison. § The Jews accuse Paul before Festus. He answereth for himself, and appealeth unto Caesar. Afterwards Festus openeth his matter to King Agrippa, and he is brought forth. Festus cleareth him to have done nothing worthy of death. § Paul, in the presence of Agrippa, declareth his life from his childhood, and how miraculously he was converted, and called to his apostleship. Festus chargeth him to be mad, whereunto he answereth modestly. Agrippa is almost persuaded to be a Christian. The whole company pronounce him innocent. § Paul shipping toward Rome, foretelleth of the danger of the voyage, but is not believed. They are tossed to and fro with tempest, and suffer shipwreck; yet all come safe to land. § Paul after his shipwreck is kindly entertained of the barbarians. The viper on his hand hurteth him not. He healeth many diseases in the island. They depart towards Rome. He declareth to the Jews the cause of his coming. After his preaching some were persuaded, and some believed not. Yet he preacheth there two years.
Paul commendeth his calling to the Romans, and his desire to come to them. What his gospel is, and the righteousness which it sheweth. God is angry with all manner of sin. What were the sins of the Gentiles. § They that sin, though they condemn it in others, cannot excuse themselves, and much less escape the judgments of God, whether they be Jews or Gentiles. The Gentiles cannot escape, nor yet the Jews, whom their circumcision shall not profit, if they keep not the Law. § The Jews' prerogative: which they have not lost: howbeit the Law convinceth them also of sin: therefore no flesh is justified by the Law, but all, without difference, by faith only: and yet the Law is not abolished. § Abraham's faith was imputed to him for righteousness, before he was circumcised. By faith only he and his seed received the promise. Abraham is the father of all that believe. Our faith also shall be imputed to us for righteousness. § Being justified by faith, we have peace with God, and joy in our hope, that since we were reconciled by his blood, when we were enemies, we shall much more be saved being reconciled. As sin and death came by Adam, so much more righteousness and life by Jesus Christ. Where sin abounded, grace did superabound. § We may not live in sin, for we are dead unto it, as appeareth by our baptism. Let not sin reign any more, because we have yielded ourselves to the service of righteousness, and for that death is the wages of sin. § No law hath power over a man longer than he liveth. But we are dead to the Law. Yet is not the Law sin, but holy, just, good, as I acknowledge, who am grieved because I cannot keep it. § They that are in Christ and live according to the Spirit, are free from condemnation. What harm cometh of the flesh, and what good of the Spirit: and what of being God's child, whose glorious deliverance all things long for, was beforehand decreed from God. What can sever us from his love? § Paul is sorry for the Jews. All the seed of Abraham were not the children of the promise. God hath mercy upon whom he will. The potter may do with his clay what he list. The calling of the Gentiles and rejecting of the Jews were foretold. The cause why so few Jews embrace the righteousness of faith. § The Scripture sheweth the difference betwixt the righteousness of the Law, and this of faith, and that all, both Jew and Gentile, that believe, shall not be confounded, and that the Gentiles shall receive the Word, and believe. Israel was not ignorant of these things. § God hath not cast off all Israel. Some were elected, though the rest were hardened. There is hope of their conversion. The Gentiles may not insult upon them: for there is a promise of their salvation. God's judgments are unsearchable. § God's mercies must move us to please God. No man must think too well of himself, but attend, every one, on that calling wherein he is placed. Love, and many other duties, are required of us. Revenge is specially forbidden. § Subjection, and many other duties, we owe to the magistrates. Love is the fulfilling of the Law. Gluttony and drunkenness, and the works of darkness, are out of season in the time of the Gospel. § Men may not contemn nor condemn one the other for things different: but take heed that they give no offence in them: for that the apostle proveth unlawful by many reasons. § The strong must bear with the weak. We may not please ourselves, for Christ did not so, but receive one the other, as Christ did us all, both Jews and Gentiles. Paul excuseth his writing, and promiseth to see them, and requesteth their prayers. § Paul willeth the brethren to greet many, and adviseth them to take heed of those which cause dissension and offences: and, after their sundry salutations, endeth with praise and thanks to God.
After his salutation and thanksgiving, he exhorteth them to unity, and reproveth their dissensions. God destroyeth the wisdom of the wise, by the foolishness of preaching, and calleth not for the wise, mighty, and noble, but the foolish, weak, and men of no account. § He declareth that his preaching, though it being not excellency of speech, or of human wisdom: yet consisteth in the power of God: and so far excelleth the wisdom of this world, and human sense, as that the natural man cannot understand it. § Milk is fit for children. Strife and division, arguments of a fleshly mind. He that planteth, and he that watereth, is nothing. The ministers are God's fellowworkmen. Christ the only foundation. Men the temples of God, which must be kept holy. The wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. § In what account the ministers ought to be had. We have nothing which we have not received. The Apostles spectacles to the world, angels, and men, the filth and offscouring of the world: yet our fathers in Christ, whom we ought to follow. § The incestuous person is cause rather of shame unto them, than of rejoicing. The old leaven is to be purged out. Heinous offenders are to be shunned and avoided. § The Corinthians must not vex their brethren, in going to law with them: especially under infidels. The unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. Our bodies are the members of Christ, and temples of the Holy Ghost. They must not therefore be defiled. § He treateth of marriage, shewing it to be a remedy against fornication: and that the bond thereof ought not lightly to be dissolved. Every man must be content with his vocation. Virginity wherefore to be embraced. And for what respects we may either marry, or abstain from marrying. § To abstain from meats offered to idols. We must not abuse our Christian liberty, to the offence of our brethren: but must bridle our knowledge with charity. § He sheweth his liberty, and that the minister ought to live by the Gospel: yet that himself hath of his own accord abstained, to be either chargeable unto them, or offensive unto any, in matters indifferent. Our life is like unto a race. § The sacraments of the Jews, are types of ours, and their punishments, examples for us. We must flee from idolatry. We must not make the Lord's table the table of devils: and in things indifferent we must have regards of our brethren. § He reproveth them, because in holy assemblies, their men prayed with their heads covered, and women with their heads uncovered, and because generally their meetings were not for the better, but for the worse, as namely in profaning with their own feasts the Lord's supper. Lastly, he calleth them to the first institution thereof. § Spiritual gifts are divers, yet all to profit withal. And to that end are diversely bestowed: that by the like proportion, as the members of a natural body, tend all to the mutual decency, service, and succour of the same body; so we should do one for another, to make up the mystical body of Christ. § All gifts, how excellent soever, are nothing worth without charity. The praises thereof, and prelation before hope and faith. § Prophecy is commended, and preferred before speaking with tongues, by a comparison drawn from musical instruments. Both must be referred to edification, as to their true and proper end. The true use of each is taught, and the abuse taxed. Women are forbidden to speak in the Church. § By Christ's resurrection, he proveth the necessity of our resurrection, against all such as deny the resurrection of the body. The fruit, and manner thereof, and of the changing of them that shall be found alive at the last day. § He exhorteth them to relieve the want of the brethren at Jerusalem: commendeth Timothy: and after friendly admonitions, shutteth up his epistle with divers salutations.
The apostle encourageth them against troubles, by the comforts and deliverances which God had given him, as in all his afflictions, so particularly in his late danger in Asia. And calling both his own conscience and theirs to witness of his sincere manner of preaching the immutable truth of the Gospel, he excuseth his not coming to them, as proceeding not of lightness, but of his lenity towards them. § Having shewed the reason why he came not to them, he requireth them to forgive and to comfort that excommunicated person, even as himself also upon his true repentance had forgiven him: declaring withal why he departeth from Troas to Macedonia, and the happy success which God gave to his preaching in all places. § Lest their false teachers should charge him with vain glory, he sheweth the faith and graces of the Corinthians to be a sufficient commendation of his ministry. Whereupon entering a comparison between the ministers of the Law and of the Gospel, he proveth that his ministry is so far the more excellent, as the gospel of life and liberty is more glorious than the law of condemnation. § He declareth how he hath used all sincerity and faithful diligence in preaching the Gospel, and how the troubles and persecutions which he daily endured for the same did redound to the praise of God's power, to the benefit of the Church, and to the apostle's own eternal glory. § That in his assured hope of immortal glory, and in expectance of it, and of the general judgment, he laboureth to keep a good conscience, not that he may herein boast of himself, but as one that, having received life from Christ, endeavoureth to live as a new creature in Christ only, and by his ministry of reconciliation to reconcile others also in Christ to God. § That he hath approved himself a faithful minister of Christ, both by his exhortations, and by integrity of life, and by patient enduring all kinds of afflictions and disgraces for the Gospel. Of which he speaketh the more boldly amongst them, because his heart is open to them, and he expecteth the like affection from them again: exhorting to flee the society and pollutions of idolaters, as being themselves temples of the living God. § He proceedeth in exhorting them to purity of life, and to bear him like affection as he doth to them. Whereof lest he might seem to doubt, he declareth what comfort he took in his afflictions, by the report which Titus gave of their godly sorrow, which his former epistle had wrought in them, and of their lovingkindness and obedience towards Titus, answerable to his former boastings of them. § He stirreth them up to a liberal contribution for the poor saints at Jerusalem, by the example of the Macedonians, by commendation of their former forwardness, by the example of Christ, and by the spiritual profit that shall redound to themselves thereby: commending to them the integrity and willingness of Titus, and those other brethren, who upon his request, exhortation, and commendation, were purposely come to them for this business. § He yieldeth the reason why, though he knew their forwardness, yet he sent Titus and his brethren beforehand. And he proceedeth in stirring them up to a bountiful alms, as being but a kind of sowing seed, which shall return a great increase to them, and occasion a great sacrifice of thanksgivings unto God. § Against the false apostles, who disgraced the weakness of his person and bodily presence, he setteth out the spiritual might and authority, with which he is armed against all adversary powers, assuring them that at his coming he will be found as mighty in word, as he is now in writing being absent: and withal taxing them for reaching out themselves beyond their compass, and vaunting themselves into other men's labours. § Out of his jealousy over the Corinthians, who seemed to make more account of the false apostles than of him, he entereth into a forced commendation of himself, of his equality with the chief Apostles, of his preaching the Gospel to them freely, and without any their charge, shewing that he was not inferior to those deceitful workers in any legal prerogative, and in the service of Christ, and in all kind of sufferings for his ministry, far superior. § For commending of his apostleship, though he might glory of his wonderful revelations, yet he rather chooseth to glory of his infirmities, blaming them for forcing him to this vain boasting. He promiseth to come to them again: but yet altogether in the affection of a father, although he feareth he shall to his grief find many offenders and publick disorders there. § He threateneth severity, and the power of his apostleship against obstinate sinners. And advising them to a trial of their faith, and to a reformation of their sins before his coming, he concludeth his epistle with a general exhortation and a prayer.
He wondereth that they have so soon left him and the Gospel, and accurseth those that preach any other gospel than he did. He learned the Gospel not of men, but of God: and sheweth what he was before his calling, and what he did presently after it. § He sheweth when he went up again to Jerusalem, and for what purpose: and that Titus was not circumcised: and that he resisted Peter, and told him the reason, why he and others, being Jews, do believe in Christ to be justified by faith, and not by works: and that they live not in sin, who are so justified. § He asketh what moved them to leave the faith, and hang upon the Law? They that believe are justified, and blessed with Abraham. And this he sheweth by many reasons. § We were under the Law till Christ came, as the heir is under his guardian till he be of age. But Christ freed us from the Law: therefore we are servants no longer to it. He remembereth their good will to him, and his to them, and sheweth that we are the sons of Abraham by the freewoman. § He moveth them to stand in their liberty, and not to observe circumcision: but rather love, which is the sum of the Law. He reckoneth up the works of the flesh, and the fruits of the Spirit, and exhorteth to walk in the Spirit. § He moveth them to deal mildly with a brother that hath slipped, and to bear one another's burden: to be liberal to their teachers, and not weary of well doing. He sheweth what they intend that preach circumcision. He glorieth in nothing, save in the cross of Christ.
After the salutation, and thanksgiving for the Ephesians, he treateth of our election, and adoption by grace, which is the true and proper fountain of man's salvation. And because the height of this mystery cannot easily be attained unto, he prayeth that they may come to the full knowledge, and possession thereof in Christ. § By comparing what we were by nature, with what we are by grace, he declareth, that we are made for good works: and being brought near by Christ, should not live as Gentiles, and foreigners in time past, but as citizens with the saints, and the family of God. § The hidden mystery, that the Gentiles should be saved, was made known to Paul by revelation: and to him was that grace given, that he should preach it. He desireth them not to faint for his tribulation, and prayeth, that they may perceive the great love of Christ toward them. § He exhorteth to unity, and declareth that God therefore giveth divers gifts unto men, that his Church might be edified, and grown up in Christ. He calleth them from the impurity of the Gentiles, to put on the new man, to cast off lying, and corrupt communication. § After general exhortations, to love, to flee fornication, and all uncleanness, not to converse with the wicked, to walk warily, and to be filled with the Spirit, he descendeth to the particular duties, how wives ought to obey their husbands, and husbands ought to love their wives, even as Christ doth his Church. § The duty of children towards their parents, of servants towards their masters. Our life is a warfare, not only against flesh and blood, but also spiritual enemies. The complete armour of a Christian, and how it ought to be used. Tychicus is commended.
He testifieth his thankfulness to God, and his love toward them, for the fruits of their faith, and fellowship in his sufferings, daily praying to him for their increase in grace. He sheweth what good the faith of Christ had received by his troubles at Rome, and how ready he is to glorify Christ either by his life or death: exhorting them to unity, and to fortitude in persecution. § He exhorteth them to unity, and to all humbleness of mind, by the example of Christ's humility and exaltation: to a careful proceeding in the way of salvation, that they be as lights to the wicked world, and comforts to him their apostle, who is now ready to be offered up to God. He hopeth to send Timothy to them, whom he greatly commendeth, as Epaphroditus also, whom he presently sendeth to them. § He warneth them to beware of the false teachers of the circumcision, shewing that himself hath greater cause than they to trust in the righteousness of the Law: which notwithstanding he counteth as dung and loss, to gain Christ and his righteousness, therein acknowledging his own imperfection. He exhorteth them to be thus minded, and to follow him, and to decline the ways of carnal Christians. § From particular admonitions he proceedeth to general exhortations, shewing how he rejoiced at their liberality towards him lying in prison, not so much for the supply of his own wants, as for the grace of God in them. And so he concludeth with prayer and salutations.
After salutation he thanketh God for their faith, confirmeth the doctrine of Epaphras, prayeth further for their increase in grace, describeth the true Christ, encourageth them to receive Jesus Christ, and commendeth his own ministry. § He still exhorteth them to be constant in Christ, to beware of philosophy, and vain traditions, worshipping of angels, and legal ceremonies, which are ended in Christ. § He sheweth where we should seek Christ. He exhorteth to mortification, to put off the old man, and to put on Christ, exhorting to charity, humility, and other several duties. § He exhorteth them to be fervent in prayer, to walk wisely toward them that are not yet come to the true knowledge of Christ. He saluteth them, and wisheth them all prosperity.
The Thessalonians are given to understand both how mindful of them Paul was at all times in thanksgiving, and prayer: and also how well he was persuaded of the truth and sincerity of their faith, and conversion to God. § In what manner the Gospel was brought and preached to the Thessalonians, and in what sort also they received it. A reason is rendered both why Paul was so long absent from them, and also why he was so desirous to see them. § Paul testifieth his great love to the Thessalonians, partly by sending Timothy unto them to strengthen and comfort them: partly by rejoicing in their well doing: and partly by praying for them, and desiring a safe coming unto them. § He exhorteth them to go on forward in all manner of godliness, to live holily and justly, to love one another, and quietly to follow their own business: and last of all to sorrow moderately for the dead. And unto this last exhortation is annexed a brief description of the resurrection, and second coming of Christ to judgment. § He proceedeth in the former description of Christ's coming to judgment, and giveth divers precepts, and so concludeth the epistle.
Paul certifieth them of the good opinion which he had of their faith, love, and patience: and therewithal useth divers reasons for the comforting of them in persecution, whereof the chiefest is taken from the righteous judgment of God. § He willeth them to continue stedfast in the truth received, sheweth that there shall be a departure from the faith, and a discovery of antichrist, before the day of the Lord come. And thereupon repeateth his former exhortation, and prayeth for them. § He craveth their prayers for himself, testifieth what confidence he hath in them, maketh request to God in their behalf, giveth them divers precepts, especially to shun idleness, and ill company, and last of all concludeth with prayer and salutation.
Timothy is put in mind of the charge which was given unto him by Paul at his going to Macedonia. Of the right use and end of the Law. Of Paul's calling to be an apostle, and of Hymenaeus and Alexander. § That it is meet to pray and give thanks for all men, and the reason why. How women should be attired. They are not permitted to teach. They shall be saved, notwithstanding the testimonies of God's wrath, in childbirth, if they continue in faith. § How bishops, and deacons, and their wives, should be qualified: and to what end Paul wrote to Timothy of these things. Of the Church, and the blessed truth therein taught and professed. § He foretelleth that in the latter times there shall be departure from the faith. And to the end that Timothy might not fail in his duty, he furnisheth him with divers precepts belonging thereto. § Rules to be observed in reproving. Of widows. Of elders. A precept for Timothy's health. Some men's sins go before unto judgment, and some men's do follow after. § Of the duty of servants. Not to have fellowship with newfangled teachers. Godliness is great gain, and love of money the root of all evil. What Timothy is to flee, and what to follow, and wherefore to admonish the rich. To keep the purity of true doctrine, and to avoid profane janglings.
Paul's love to Timothy, and the unfeigned faith which was in Timothy himself, his mother, and grandmother. He is exhorted to stir up the gift of God which was in him, to be stedfast, and patient in persecution, and to persist in the form and truth of that doctrine which he had learned of him. Phygellus and Hermogenes, and such like, are noted, and Onesiphorus is highly commended. § He is exhorted again to constancy and perseverance, and to do the duty of a faithful servant of the Lord in dividing the Word aright, and staying profane and vain babblings. Of Hymenaeus and Philetus. The foundation of the Lord is sure. He is taught whereof to beware, and what to follow after, and in what sort the servant of the Lord ought to behave himself. § He advertiseth him of the times to come, describeth the enemies of the truth, propoundeth unto him his own example, and commendeth the holy Scriptures. § He exhorteth him to do his duty with all care and diligence, certifieth him of the nearness of his death, willeth him to come speedily unto him, and certain other things which he wrote for, warneth him to beware of Alexander the smith, informeth him what had befallen him at his first answering, and soon after he concludeth.
For what end Titus was left in Crete. How they that are to be chosen ministers ought to be qualified. The mouths of evil teachers to be stopped: and what manner of men they be. § Directions given unto Titus both for his doctrine and life. Of the duty of servants, and in general of all Christians. § Titus is yet further directed by Paul, both concerning the things he should teach, and not teach. He is willed also to reject obstinate hereticks: which done, he appointeth him both time and place, wherein he should come unto him, and so concludeth.
Christ in these last times coming to us from the Father, is preferred above the angels, both in person and office. § We ought to be obedient to Christ Jesus, and that because he vouchsafed to take our nature upon him, as it was necessary. § Christ is more worthy than Moses: therefore if we believe not in him, we shall be more worthy of punishment than hardhearted Israel. § The rest of Christians is attained by faith. The power of God's Word. By our high priest Jesus the Son of God, subject to infirmities, but not sin, we must and may go boldly to the throne of grace. § The authority and honour of our Saviour's priesthood. Negligence in the knowledge thereof is reproved. § He exhorteth not to fall back from the faith, but to be stedfast, diligent, and patient to wait upon God, because God is most sure in his promise. § Christ Jesus is a priest after the order of Melchisedec, and so, far more excellent than the priests of Aaron's order. § By the eternal priesthood of Christ the Levitical priesthood of Aaron is abolished. And the temporal Covenant with the fathers, by the eternal Covenant of the Gospel. § The description of the rites and bloody sacrifices of the Law, far inferior to the dignity and perfection of the blood and sacrifice of Christ. § The weakness of the law sacrifices. The sacrifice of Christ's body once offered, for ever hath taken away sins. An exhortation to hold fast the faith, with patience and thanksgiving. § What faith is. Without faith we cannot please God. The worthy fruits thereof in the fathers of old time. § An exhortation to constant faith, patience, and godliness. A commendation of the New Testament above the Old. § Divers admonitions, as to charity, to honest life, to avoid covetousness, to regard God's preachers, to take heed of strange doctrines, to confess Christ, to give alms, to obey governors, to pray for the apostle. The conclusion.
We are to rejoice under the cross, to ask patience of God, and in our trials not to impute our weakness, or sins, unto him, but rather to hearken to the Word, to meditate in it, and to do thereafter: otherwise men may seem, but never be truly religious. § It is not agreeable to Christian profession to regard the rich, and to despise the poor brethren: rather we are to be loving and merciful: and not to boast of faith where no deeds are, which is but a dead faith, the faith of devils, not of Abraham, and Rahab. § We are not rashly or arrogantly to reprove others: but rather to bridle the tongue, a little member, but a powerful instrument of much good, and great harm. They who be truly wise be mild, and peaceable, without envying, and strife. § We are to strive against covetousness, intemperance, pride, detraction, and rash judgments of others: and not to be confident in the good success of worldly business, but mindful ever of the uncertainty of this life, to commit ourselves and all our affairs to God's providence. § Wicked rich men are to fear God's vengeance. We ought to be patient in afflictions, after the example of the prophets, and Job: to forbear swearing, to pray in adversity, to sing in prosperity: to acknowledge mutually our several faults, to pray one for another, and to reduce a straying brother to the truth.
He blesseth God for his manifold spiritual graces: shewing that the salvation in Christ is no news, but a thing prophesied of old: and exhorteth them accordingly to a godly conversation, forasmuch as they are now born anew by the Word of God. § He exhorteth them from the breach of charity: shewing that Christ is the foundation whereupon they are built. He beseecheth them also to abstain from fleshly lusts, to be obedient to magistrates, and teacheth servants how to obey their masters, patiently suffering for well doing, after the example of Christ. § He teacheth the duty of wives and husbands to each other, exhorting all men to unity and love, and to suffer persecution. He declareth also the benefits of Christ toward the old world. § He exhorteth them to cease from sin by the example of Christ, and the consideration of the general end that now approacheth: and comforteth them against persecution. § He exhorteth the elders to feed their flocks, the younger to obey, and all to be sober, watchful, and constant in the faith: to resist the cruel adversary the devil.
Confirming them in hope of increase of God's graces, he exhorteth them, by faith, and good works, to make their calling sure: whereof he is careful to remember them, knowing that his death is at hand: and warneth them to be constant in the faith of Christ, who is the true Son of God, by the eyewitness of the Apostles beholding his majesty, and by the testimony of the Father, and the prophets. § He foretelleth them of false teachers, shewing the impiety and punishment both of them and their followers: from which the godly shall be delivered, as Lot was out of Sodom: and more fully describeth the manners of those profane and blasphemous seducers, whereby they may be the better known, and avoided. § He assureth them of the certainty of Christ's coming to judgment, against those scorners who dispute against it: warning the godly, for the long patience of God, to hasten their repentance. He describeth also the manner how the world shall be destroyed: exhorting them, from the expectation thereof, to all holiness of life: and again, to think the patience of God to tend to their salvation, as Paul wrote to them in his epistles.
He describeth the person of Christ, in whom we have eternal life, by a communion with God: to which we must adjoin holiness of life, to testify the truth of that our communion and profession of faith, as also to assure us of the forgiveness of our sins by Christ's death. § He comforteth them against the sins of infirmity. Rightly to know God is to keep his Commandments, to love our brethren, and not to love the world. We must beware of seducers: from those deceits the godly are safe, preserved by perserverance in faith, and holiness of life. § He declareth the singular love of God towards us, in making us his sons: who therefore ought obediently to keep his Commandments, as also brotherly to love one another. § He warneth them not to believe all teachers, who boast of the Spirit, but to try them by the rules of the catholick faith: and by many reasons exhorteth to brotherly love. § He that loveth God loveth God's children, and keepeth his Commandments: which to the faithful are light, and not grievous. Jesus is the Son of God, able to save us, and to hear our prayers, which we make for ourselves, and for others.
He exhorteth them to be constant in the profession of the faith. False teachers are crept in to seduce them: for whose damnable doctrine and manners horrible punishment is prepared: whereas the godly, by the assistance of the Holy Spirit, and prayers to God, may persevere, and grow in grace, and keep themselves, and recover others out of the snares of those deceivers.
John writeth his revelation to the seven Churches of Asia, signified by the seven golden candlesticks. The coming of Christ. His glorious power and majesty. § What is commanded to be written to the angels, that is, the ministers of the Churches of Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira: and what is commended, or found wanting in them. § The angel of the Church of Sardis is reproved, exhorted to repent, and threatened if he do not repent. The angel of the Church of Philadelphia is approved for his diligence and patience. The angel of Laodicea rebuked, for being neither hot nor cold, and admonished to be more zealous. Christ standeth at the door and knocketh. § John seeth the throne of God in heaven. The four and twenty elders. The four beasts full of eyes before and behind. The elders lay down their crowns, and worship him that sat on the throne. § The book sealed with seven seals: which only the Lamb that was slain is worthy to open. Therefore the elders praise him, and confess that he redeemed them with his blood. § The opening of the seals in order, and what followed thereupon, containing a prophecy to the end of the world. § An angel sealeth the servants of God in their foreheads. The number of them that were sealed: of the tribes of Israel a certain number. Of all other nations an innumerable multitude, which stand before the throne, clad in white robes, and palms in their hands. Their robes were washed in the blood of the Lamb. § At the opening of the seventh seal, seven angels had seven trumpets given them. Four of them sound their trumpets, and great plagues follow. Another angel putteth incense to the prayers of the saints on the golden altar. § At the sounding of the fifth angel, a star falleth from heaven, to whom is given the key of the bottomless pit. He openeth the pit, and there come forth locusts like scorpions. The first woe past. The sixth trumpet soundeth. Four angels are let loose, that were bound. § A mighty strong angel appeareth with a book open in his hand. He sweareth by him that liveth for ever, that there shall be no more time. John is commanded to take and eat the book. § The two witnesses prophesy. They have power to shut heaven, that it rain not. The beast shall fight against them, and kill them. They lie unburied, and after three days and an half rise again. The second woe is past. The seventh trumpet soundeth. § A woman clothed with the sun travaileth. The great red dragon standeth before her, ready to devour her child. When she was delivered she fleeth into the wilderness. Michael and his angels fight with the dragon, and prevail. The dragon being cast down into the earth, persecuteth the woman. § A beast riseth out of the sea with seven heads and ten horns, to whom the dragon giveth his power. Another beast cometh up out of the earth: causeth an image to be made of the former beast, and that men should worship it, and receive his mark. § The Lamb standing on mount Sion with his company. An angel preacheth the Gospel. The fall of Babylon. The harvest of the world, and putting in of the sickle. The vintage and winepress of the wrath of God. § The seven angels with the seven last plagues. The song of them that overcome the beast. The seven vials full of the wrath of God. § The angels pour out their vials full of wrath. The plagues that follow thereupon. Christ cometh as a thief. Blessed are they that watch. § A woman arrayed in purple and scarlet, with a golden cup in her hand, sitteth upon the beast, which is great Babylon, the mother of all abominations. The interpretation of the seven heads, and the ten horns. The punishment of the whore. The victory of the Lamb. § Babylon is fallen. The people of God commanded to depart out of her. The kings of the earth, with the merchants and mariners, lament over her. The saints rejoice for the judgments of God upon her. § God is praised in heaven for judging the great whore, and avenging the blood of his saints. The marriage of the Lamb. The angel will not be worshipped. The fowls called to the great slaughter. § Satan bound for a thousand years. The first resurrection: they blessed that have part therein. Satan let loose again. Gog and Magog. The devil cast into the lake of fire and brimstone. The last and general resurrection. § A new heaven and a new earth. The heavenly Jerusalem, with a full description thereof. She neededth no sun, the glory of God is her light. The kings of the earth bring their riches unto her. § The river of the water of life. The tree of life. The light of the city of God is himself. The angel will not be worshipped. Nothing may be added to the Word of God, nor taken therefrom.
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