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more exceeding and eternal weight of glory: While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are Been are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

1 Peter 1, 4. To an inheritance Incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you.

1 John ii, 25. And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.

Rev. xxi, 4. And God shall wipe all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

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Rev. vii, 15-17. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb which is in the midst of the

throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

Rev. xxi, 22, 23. And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it; for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Rev. xxii, 4, 5. And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there

shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light; and they shall reign

for ever and ever.

OCCUPATIONS.

Rev. iv, 9, 10. And when those beasts give glory, and honour, and thanks, to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever. The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying.

shipped him that liveth for ever
and ever.

Rev. viii, 1. And when he had
opened the seventh seal, there
was silence in heaven about the
space of half an hour.

Rev. xi, 16. And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God.

Rev. xv, 3, 4. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.

Rev. xix. 4. 5. And the four and twenty elders, and the four beasts, fell down and worshipped God that sat on the throne, saying, Amen; Alleluia. And a voice Praise our God, all ye his servants, came out of the throne, saying, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

OTHER VIEWS OF HEAVEN.

Isa. lxv, 17. For, behold, I create new heavens, and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

John xiv, 2-4. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, where I am, there ye may be also. and receive you unto myself; that And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

2 Peter ill, 13. Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Rev. xv, 2, And I saw as it were
a sea of glass mingled with fire;
and them that had gotten the vic-
tory over the beast, and over his
image, and over his mark, and
over the number of his name,
stand on the sea of glass, having
the harps of God.

Rev. xxi, 1, 12--21, 24-27. And I
saw a new heaven and a new
earth: for the first heaven and the
first earth were passed away; and
there was no more sea.
And had

a wall great and high, and had twelve angels, and names written twelve gates, and at the gates thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel. On the east, three gates; Rev. v, 14. And the four beasts on the north, three gates; on the said, Amen. And the four and south, three gates; and on the twenty elders fell down and wor-west, three gates. And the wall

And

of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city, and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof. And the city lieth four-square, and the length is as measured the city with the reed, large as the breadth, And ho twelve thousand furlongs. The length, and the breadth, and the height of it are equal. And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel. the building of the wall of it was of jasper; and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were And the natransparent glass. tions of them which are saved

shall walk in the light of it; and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it. And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there. And they shall bring the glory and honour of the nations into it. And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie; but they which are written in the Lamb's book of iife.

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that her guests are in the depths

of hell.

Prov. xv, 24. The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Isa. v, 14. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

Matth. xiii, 40-42. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end

of this world. The son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do iniquity; And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matth. xxv, 30. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke x, 12, 15. But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

Luke xx, 47. Which devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

Rom. ii, 8. 9. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation, and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.

Rev. xx, 10. And the devil that deceived them was cast into the

lake of fire and Brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

But the fearful, Rev. xxi. 8. and unbelieving, and the abo and murderers, minable, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and Idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.

Rev. xxii, 15. For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoreand mongers, and murderers, idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

ITS FIRE AND MISERY.
Deut. xxxii, 22. For a fire is
kindled in mine anger, and shall
burn unto the lowest hell, and
shall consume the earth with her

in danger of the judgment: and
whosoever shall say to his brother,
Raca, shall be in danger of the
council: but whosoever shall say,
Thou fool, shall be in danger of
hell fire.

Matth. vill, 12. But the children
of the kingdom shall be cast out
into outer darkness: there shall be
weeping and guashing of teeth.

Matth. xiii, 49, 50. So shall it be at the end of the world; the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Luke xli. 46. The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

that wrought miracles before him,
with which he deceived them that
had received the mark of the
beast, and them that worshipped
his image. These both were cast
alive into a lake of fire burning
with brimstone.

ITS MISERY ETERNAL.
Isa. lxvi, 24. And they shall go
of the men that have transgressed
forth, and loo upon the carcases

not die, neither shall their fire be
against me: for their worm shall
quenched; and they shall be an
abhorring unto all flesh.

Matth. xxv, 41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.

2 Thess. 1, 9, 10. Who shall be tion from the presence of the punished with everlasting destrucLord, and from the glory of his power; When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be pro-admired in all them that believe you was believed) in that day. (because our testimony among

Luke xil, 28. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the phets in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out.

Luke xvi, 23, 24. And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried, and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

2 Thess. 1, 6-8. Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you: And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heb. x, 31. It is a fearful thing
to fall into the hands of the living
God.

Rev. xiv, 9, 10, And the third
them, saying
followed
angel
with a loud voice, If any man
worship the beast and his image,
and receive his mark in his tore-
head, or in his hand, The same
shall drink of the wine of the
wrath of God, which is poured out
without mixture into the cup of
bis indignation; and he shall be
tormented with fire and brimstone
in the presence of the holy angels,
and in the presence of the Lamb

Rev. xix, 19, 20. And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, increase, and set on fire the foun- and their armies, gathered togedations of the mountains.

Matth. v, 22. But I say unto you That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be

ther to make war against him that
sat on the horse, and against his
And the beast was taken,
army.
and with him the false prophet

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Rev. xiv, 11. And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosover receiveth the mark of his

name.

Rev. xix, 3. And again they said, Alleluia. And her smoke rose up for ever and ever.

LESSONS.

Matth. x, 28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Mark ix, 43-48. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched; Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched; Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. And if thine eye of for thee to enter into the kingdom fend thee, pluck it out: it is better of God with one eye, than having Where their worm dieth not, and two eyes to be cast into hell-fire; the fire is not quenched.

2 Cor. v, 11. Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God; and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

IMAGERY.

2 Sam. xxii, 6. The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me.

Ps. cxvi, 3. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found

trouble and sorrow.

Isa. xiv, 9, 10. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto

us?

Isa. xxx, 33. For Tophet is ordained of old; yea, for the king it is prepared; he hath made it deep and large, the pile thereof is fire and much wood: the breath of the LORD, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.

Each. xxxi, 16, 17. I made the

Jonah 11, 2. And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the LORD, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried 1, and thou heardest my voice.

nations to shake at the sound of his fall when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, all that drink water, shall be comthe choice and best of Lebanon, forted in the nether parts of the opened the fourth seal, I heard Rev. vi, 7, 8. And when he had earth. They also went down into the voice of the fourth beast say, hell with him unto them that be Come and see. And I looked, slain with the sword; and they and behold a pale horse; and his that were his arm, that dwelt un-name that sat on him was Death, der his shadow in the midst of and hell followed with him: and the heathen. power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the

Ezek. xxxii, 21, 27. The strong among the mighty shall speak to im out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone slain by the sword. down, they lie uncircumcised. And they shall not lie with the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war; and they have laid their swords under their heads; but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living. 422

beasts of the earth.

Rev. xx, 13-15. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works. death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And whosoever was not found written in the book of ille was cast into the lake of fire.

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MAN AND WOMAN.

Gen. ii, 21-23. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to foll upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of man.

Gen. v, 2. Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

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Exod. ii, 2. And the woman conceived, and bare a son: and when she saw him that he was a goodly child, she hid him three months.

1 Sam. ix, 2. And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly; and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.

turn of Esther, the daughter of Abihail, the uncle of Mordecal, (who had taken her for his daughter,) was come to go in unto the king, she required nothing but what Hegai the king's chamberlain, the keeper of the women, appointed: and Esther obtained favour in the sight of all them that looked upon her.

Job xlii, 13-15. He had also seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first, Jemima, and the name of the second, Kezia, and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. And in all the land were no women

found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren.

Matth. xix. 4. And he answered 1 Sam. xxv, 3. Now the name and said unto them, Have ye not of the man was Nabal, and the read, that he which made them at name of his wife Abigail; and she the beginning, made them male was a woman of good understand-in a swine's snout, so is a fair Prov. xi, 22. As a jewel of gold and female. ing, and of a beautiful countenMark x, 6. But from the begin-ance: but the man was churlish, tion. woman which is without discrening of the creation God made and evil in his doings; and he was them male and female. of the house of Caleb.

BEAUTY IN Воти.

Gen. vi, 2. That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they arere fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.

Gen. xii, 11-15. And it came to pass, when he was come near to enter into Egypt, that he said unto Sarai his wife, Behold now, I know that thou art a fair woman to look upon: Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Egyptians shall see thee, that they shall say, This is his wife; and they will kill me, but they will save thee alive. Say, I pray thee, thou art my sister: that it may be well with me for thy sake; and my soul shall live because of thee. And it came to pass, that. when Abram was come into Egypt, the Egyptians beheld the Woman, that she was very fair. The princes also of Pharaoh saw her, and commended her before Pharaoh: and the woman taken into Pharaoli's house.

was

2 Sam. xi, 2. And it came to pass in an even-tide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king's house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon.

2 Sam. xiv, 25, 27. But in all Israel there was none to be so much praised as Absalom for his beauty: from the sole of his foot even to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. And unto Absalom there were born three sons, and one daughter, whose name was Tamar: she was a woman of a fair countenance.

Philistine looked about, and saw 1 Sam. xvii, 42. And when the David, he disdained him; for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of a fair countenance.

1 Kings 1, 6. And his father had not displeased him at any time in saying, Why hast thou done so? and he also was a very goodly man; and his mother bare him after Absalom.

Gen. xxix, 16, 17. And Laban had two daughters: the name of Esther ii, 7, 15. And he brought the elder was Leah, and the up Hadassah, (that is, Esther,) his name of the younger was Rachel. uncle's daughter: for she had neiLeah was tender-eyed; but Rather father nor mother, and the

maid was fair and beautiful; whom Mordecai (when her father and mother were dead) took for his Gen. xxxix, 6. And he left all own daughter. Now, when the 423

chel was beautiful and well-favoured.

Heb. xi, 23. By faith Moses, months of his parents, because when he was born, was hid three they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king's commandment.

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Cant. i, 5, 6. I am black but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

Çant. iv, 3, 7. Thy lips are like a thread of scarlet, and thy speech is comely: thy temples are like a piece of a pomegranate within thy locks. Thou art all fair, my love: there is no spot in thee.

Cant. v, 9, 10. What is thy beloved more than another beloved, O thou fairest among women? what is thy beloved more than another beloved, that thou dost so charge us? My beloved is white and ruddy, the chiefest among ten

thousand.

Cant. vi, 1. Whither is thy be

loved gone, O thou fairest among women? whither is thy beloved turned aside? that we may seek him with thee.

Çant. vii, 6. How fair and how pleasant art thou, O love, for delights!

Ezek. xvi, 7, 13-15. I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field, and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare. And thou wast exceeding beautiful. . . . . And thy renown went forth among the heathen for thy beauty; for it was perfect through my comeliness, which I had put upon thee, saith the Lord God. But thou didst trust in thine own beauty, and playedst the harlot because of thy renown, aud pouredst out thy fornications on every one that passed by; his it

was.

months, that she returned unto
her father, who did with her
according to his vow which he
had vowed: and she knew no
man. And it was a custom in
Israel, That the daughters of
Israel went yearly to lament the
daughter of Jephthah the
Gileadite four days in a year.

Ruth iii, 2, 3. And now is not
Boaz of our kindr. d, with whose
maidens thou wast? Behold, he
winnoweth barley to-night in the
thrashing - floor. Wash thyself
therefore, and anoint thee, and
put thy raiment upon thee, and
get thee down to the floor: but
make not thyself known unto the
man until he shall have done
eating and drinking.

1 Kings 1, 3, 4. So they sought for a fair damsel throughout all the coasts of Israel, and found Abishag a Shunammite, and brought her to the king. And the damsel was very fair, and cherished the king, and ministerEzek. xxviii, 17. Thine hearted to him; but the king knew her was lifted up because of thy not. beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

VIRGINITY.

Gen. xxiv, 16. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin; neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher,

and came up.

Esther ii, 1-4, 8, 9, 12-14. After these things, when the wrath of king Ahasuerus was appeased, he remembered Vashti, and what she had done, and what was decreed against her. Then said the king's servants that ministered unto him, Let there be fair young virgins sought for the king: And let the king appoint officers in all the provinces of his kingdom, that they may gather to gether all the fair young virgins unto Shushan the palace, to the house of the women, unto the custody of Hege the king's chamberlain, keeper of the women; and let their things for purification be given them: And let the maiden which pleaseth the king be queen instead of Vashti. And the thing pleased the king, and he did so. So it came to pass, when the king's commandment and his decree was heard, and when many maidens were gathered together unto Shushan known man by lying with him. the palace, to the custody of Hegai, But all the women-children, that that Esther was brought also unto have not known a man by lying the king's house, to the custody with him, keep alive for your-of Hegal, keeper of the women. selves. And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying

Num. xxxi, 15-18 35. And Meses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive? Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD. Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman

with him.

that hathi

Judges xi, 37-40. And she said unto her father, Let this thing be done for me: let me alone two months, that I may go up and down upon the mountains, and bewail my virginity, I and my fellows. And he said, Go. And he sent her away for two monthis: and she went with her companions, and bewailed her virginity upon the mountains. And it came to pass, at the end of two

And the maiden pleased him, and
she obtained kindness of him; and
he speedily gave her her things
for purification, with such things
as belonged to her, and seven
maidens, which were meet to be
given her, out of the king's house:
and he preferred her and her
maids unto the best place of the
house of the women. Now, when
every maid's turn was come to go
in to king Ahasuerus, after that
she had been twelve months, ac-
cording to the manner of the
women, (for so were the days of
their purifications accomplished,

to wit, six months with oil of myrrh, and six mouths with sweet odours, and with other things for the purifying of the women.) Then thus came every maiden unto the king, whatsoever she desired was given her to go with her out of the house of the women unto the king's house. In the evening she went, and on the morrow she returned into the second house of the women, to the custody of Shaashgaz, the king's chamberlain, which kept

the concubines; she came in auto

the king no more, except the king delighted in her, and that she were called by name.

Ps. lxxviii, 63. The fire consumed their young men; and their maidens were not given to marriage.

Rev. xiv, 4. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the first-fruits unto God and to the Lamb.

LOVES-VARIOUS.

Gen. xxix. 11, 18-20. And Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted up his voice, and wept. And Jacob loved Rachel; and said, I will serve thee seven years for Rachel thy younger daughter. And Laban said, It is better that I give her to thee, than that I should give her to another man: abide with me. And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her.

Gen. xxxiv, 8. And his soul clave unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob; and he loved the damsel, and spake kindly unto the dam

sel.

Judges xvi, 4, 15. And it came afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah. And she said unto him, How canst thou say, I love thee, when thine heart is not with me? thou hast mocked me these three times, and hast not told me wherein thy great strength lieth.

Saul's daughter, loved David: and 1 Sam. xviii, 20, 28. And Michal, they told Saul, and the thing pleased him. And Saul saw and knew that the LORD was with David, and that Michal, Saul's daughter, loved him.

2 Sam. xiii, 1, 2. And it came to pass after this, that Absalom the son of David had a fair sister, whose name was Tamar, and Amnon the son of David loved her. And Amnon was so vexed, that he fell sick for his sister

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