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And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost; and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance od A TOSTT

And the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls'. au t



Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; in the city of our God, even upon His holy hill.

The hill of Sion is a fair place, and the joy of the whole earth : upon the north side lieth the city of the Great King; God is well known in her palaces, as a sure refuge."

sure refuges?!!! .08 "The Lord loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.. !

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For the Lord hath chosen Zion: He hath desired it for His habitation. "This is My rest for ever; here will I dwell, for I have desired it."

I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread.

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* Psal. xlviii. 1, 2.

Ibid. 41. * Psal. lxxxvii. 2, 3.

I will also clothe her priests with salvation ; and her saints shall shout aloud for joy".

The Lord is in His holy temple; the Lord's throne is in Heaven : His eyes behold, His eyelids try the children of men *.

In my trouble I will call upon the Lord, and complain unto my God: '.

So shall He hear my voice out of His holy temple, and my complaint shall come before Him; it shall enter even into His ears %: ! For Thou wilt light my candle : the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness".

They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of Thy house; and Thou shalt make them drink of the river of Thy pleasures. !

For with Thee is the fountain of life; and in Thy light shall we see light.

Frequenting public ordinances will not atone &c.

HEAR the word of the Lord, yerulers of Sodom: Give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah: To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto Me? saith the Lord .

" Psal. cxxxii. 13-16.

* Psal. xi. 4. y Psal. xvii. 5, 6.

? Ibid. 28. * Psal. xxxvi. 8, 9.

When ye come to appear before Me, who hath required this at your hand to tread My courts ? Bring no more vain oblations : incense is an abomination unto Me: the new moons and sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with: it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts My soul hateth : they are a trouble unto Me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide Mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear

He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he, that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog's neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine's blood: he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol : Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations : I also will chuse their delusions, and will bring their fears upon them; because when I called, none did answer; when I spake, they did not hear; but they did evil before Mine eyes, and chose that in which I delighted not.

. a Isai. i. 10, 11.

. Ibid. 12-15.

Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely d;

And come, and stand before Me in this house, which is called by My name e ?

Is this house, which is called by My name, become a den of robbers in your eyes ? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord'.

Therefore will I do unto this house, which is called by My name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I have done to Shiloh. And I will cast you out of My sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim %.

For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt-offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, obey My voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be My people; and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear; but walked in the counsels and in the imagination of their evil heart, and went backward, and not forward".

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Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them; for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto Me for their trouble.

As I live, saith the Lord God, surely, because thou hast defiled My sanctuary with all thy detestable things, and with all thine abominations, therefore will I also diminish thee; neither shall Mine eye spare, neither will I have any pity h. ,

For the wickedness of their doings I will drive them out of Mine house, I will love them no more..

Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment; nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous k...

For Thou art a God That hast no pleasure in wickedness; neither shall evil dwell with Thee.

Such as be foolish shall not stand in Thy sight; for Thou hatest all them that work vanity':

Particular gravity of behaviour suitable &c.

A glorious high throne from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary ".

8 Jer. xi. 14. * Psal. i, 5.

Ezek. v. 11. | Psal. v. 4. 5.

Hos. ix. 15. w Jer. xvii. 12.

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