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And all that believed were together.
And they continued stedfastly in the Apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers". Motor
And they continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart'.
Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hourk.
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord'.
And let us consider one another, to provoke unto love, and to good works; Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is .
Give thanks, O Israel, unto God the Lord, in the congregations, from the ground of the heart".
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at His footstool; for He is holyo.
8 Acts ii. 44.
• Ibid. 46. m Heb. x. 24, 25. * Psal. xcix. 5.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord.
Ye that stand in the house of the Lord ; in the courts of the house of our God 9.
Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God : let all that be round about Him, bring presents unto Him that ought to be feared'.
O that men would praise the Lord for His goodness, and for His wonderful works to the children of men!
Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the assembly of the elders s.
As for me, I will come into Thy house in the multitude of Thy mercy; and in Thy fear will I worship toward Thy holy temple.
I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation
I will declare Thy name unto my brethren : in the midst of the congregation will I praise
My praise shall be of Thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear Him
p Psal. cxxxiv. 2.
Psal. cxxxv. 2. ' Psal. lxxvi. 11.
' Psal. v. 7. "Psal. cxi. 1. y Psal. xxii. 25.
· I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all Thy marvellous works.
I will be glad and rejoice in Thee; I will sing praise to Thy name, 0 Thou most High ”.
That I may shew forth all Thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Sion; I will rejoice in Thy salvation a.
God peculiarly present in places of public
Worship &c. Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran. And he lighted upon a certain place, and tarried there all night b.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set. upon the earth, and the top of it reached to Heaven; and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it. .
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep; and he said, surely the Lord is in this place; and I knew it not. And he was afraid, and said, how dreadful is this place! This is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of Heavend.
The Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring Me ? Psal. ix. 1.2. a Ibid. 14. Gen. xxviii. 10. 11. c Ibid. 12.
Ibid. 16. 17.
an offering : of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart, ye shall take My offeringe
is And let them make Me a sanctuary that I may dwell among them'.
Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord, and spake, saying 5,
The Lord is my strength, and song; and He is become my salvation : He is my God, and I will prepare Him an habitation; my fathers' God, and I will exalt Him ".
Who is like unto Thee, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like Thee? glorious in Holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders i
Thou in Thy mercy hast led forth the people which Thou hast redeemed ; Thou hast guided them in Thy strength, unto Thy holy habitation"
Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them in the mountain of Thine inheritance; in the place, O Lord, which Thou hast made for Thee to dwell in; in the sanctuary, O Lord, which Thy hands have established'.
. Now when Solomon had made an end of praying; the fire came down from heaven, and con
Ibid. 13. . .
sumed the burnt-offering and the sacrifices ; and the glory of the Lord filled the house m.
And the Lord appeared unto Solomon by night, and said unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this place to Myself for an house of sacrifice. If I shut up Heaven that there be no rain; or if I command the locusts to devour the land ; or if I send pestilence among My people; If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now Mine eyes shall be open, and Mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that My name may be there for ever; and Mine eyes and Mine heart shall be there perpetually".
Again, I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth, as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father Which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name; there am I in the midst of them'.
And when the day of Pentecost was fully
m 2 Chron. vii. 1.
" Ibid. 12-16. • Matt. xviii. 19, 20..