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A62445 Exercitations and meditations upon some texts of Holy Scripture and most in Scripture-phrase and expression. By Samuel Thomsonn, M.A. and Doctor of Physick; formerly student in Magdalen-Hall in Oxford. Thomsonn, Samuel, b. 1643? 1676 (1676) Wing T1035; ESTC R221734 178,823 458

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swear_v not_o at_o all_o etc._n etc._n and_o 34._o mat._n 5._o 34._o saint_n james_n above_o all_o thing_n swear_v 12._o jam._n 5._o 12._o not_o etc._n etc._n that_o only_o rash_a false_a and_o unnecessary_a oath_n be_v there_o forbid_v q._n by_o who_o must_v we_o swear_v a._n by_o the_o name_n of_o the_o true_a god_n alone_o for_o these_o reason_n 1._o for_o as_o god_n alone_o be_v to_o be_v fear_v and_o worship_v so_o he_o alone_o be_v to_o be_v 20._o deut._n 10._o 20._o swear_v by_o 2._o god_n express_o forbid_v we_o to_o swear_v by_o any_o other_o name_n make_v no_o 13._o exod._n 23._o 13._o mention_n of_o the_o name_n of_o other_o go_n 3._o the_o lord_n will_v have_v the_o worship_n of_o invocation_n to_o be_v give_v to_o none_o other_o but_o to_o himself_o o_o thou_o that_o hear_v prayer_n psal_n psal_n to_o thou_o alone_o shall_v all_o flesh_n come_v now_o a_o oath_n be_v a_o invocation_n of_o god_n 4._o a_o oath_n attribute_v to_o he_o by_o who_o we_o swear_v knowledge_n of_o 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false_a thing_n and_o not_o certain_o know_v unlawful_a not_o in_o our_o power_n etc._n etc._n q._n whether_o all_o oath_n be_v to_o be_v keep_v a._n a_o oath_n right_o take_v about_o lawful_a thing_n true_a certain_a weighty_a and_o in_o our_o power_n be_v necessary_o to_o be_v keep_v but_o oath_n about_o unlawful_a thing_n whether_o through_o error_n or_o through_o weakness_n and_o against_o conscience_n such_o oath_n be_v not_o to_o be_v keep_v but_o we_o be_v to_o be_v humble_v for_o they_o for_o he_o that_o keep_v a_o unlawful_a oath_n twice_o sin_v as_o 1._o by_o swear_v evil_o 2._o by_o observe_v that_o which_o he_o have_v wicked_o swear_v q._n whether_o extort_a or_o enforce_a oath_n be_v to_o be_v keep_v a._n they_o be_v to_o be_v keep_v if_o they_o contain_v nothing_o unlawful_a and_o if_o they_o have_v those_o condition_n former_o set_v down_o as_o true_a know_v lawful_a etc._n etc._n although_o those_o oath_n be_v unprofitable_a and_o hurtful_a to_o ourselves_o but_o if_o any_o oath_n be_v extort_a or_o draw_v from_o we_o through_o fear_n and_o weakness_n and_o against_o conscience_n they_o do_v not_o oblige_v but_o be_v to_o be_v retract_v for_o what_o be_v wicked_a to_o be_v do_v be_v wicked_a also_o to_o be_v swear_v and_o we_o must_v not_o add_v sin_n to_o sin_n but_o extort_a oath_n if_o they_o be_v not_o wicked_a and_o impious_a about_o lawful_a thing_n and_o thing_n in_o our_o own_o power_n although_o difficult_a and_o hurtful_a to_o we_o yet_o be_v to_o be_v observe_v for_o that_o which_o be_v lawful_a to_o do_v be_v lawful_a to_o swear_v and_o that_o which_o be_v lawful_a to_o swear_v be_v lawful_a to_o
punishment_n do_v grow_v from_o the_o fall_n of_o our_o first_o parent_n the_o punishment_n of_o sin_n which_o we_o now_o speak_v of_o be_v the_o wrath_n and_o curse_n of_o god_n by_o who_o just_a sentence_n man_n be_v deliver_v over_o for_o his_o sin_n into_o the_o power_n both_o of_o bodily_a and_o spiritual_a ●eath_n begin_v here_o and_o to_o be_v accomplish_v hereafter_o bodily_a death_n be_v the_o separation_n of_o the_o ●ul_a from_o the_o body_n with_o all_o personal_a misery_n and_o evil_n that_o attend_v thereon_o ●●_o make_v way_n thereunto_o spiritual_a death_n be_v the_o final_a separation_n ●f_o both_o soul_n and_o body_n from_o god_n together_o with_o spiritual_a bondage_n and_o all_o ●re-runners_n of_o damnation_n or_o more_o particular_o all_o the_o misery_n ●f_a man_n god_n in_o this_o one_o word_n death_n ●●th_o comprehend_v in_o the_o day_n thou_o 17._o gen._n 2._o 17._o ●●est_v of_o the_o tree_n of_o knowledge_n of_o good_a and_o ●●il_n thou_o shall_v die_v there_o be_v four_o degree_n of_o death_n 1._o there_o be_v a_o spiritual_a death_n which_o a_o privation_n of_o spiritual_a life_n whereby_o man_n be_v destitute_a of_o save_a grace_n and_o ●_o live_v only_o unto_o sin_n so_o christ_n of_o the_o church_n of_o sardis_n i_o know_v thy_o work_n ●_o rev._n 3._o ●_o ●ou_fw-mi have_v a_o name_n that_o thou_o live_v but_o thou_o ●t_a dead_a 2._o the_o second_o degree_n be_v of_o affliction_n ●d_a misery_n so_o pharaoh_n say_v to_o moses●d_n ●d_z aaron_n pray_v you_o to_o the_o lord_n that_o he_o 17._o exod._n 10._o 17._o ●ay_v remove_v from_o i_o this_o death_n only_o 3._o corporal_a death_n which_o be_v a_o priva●on_n of_o natural_a life_n and_o a_o resolution_n of_o the_o body_n into_o dust_n and_o return_v o●_n the_o soul_n again_o unto_o god_n then_o shall_v the_o dust_n return_n to_o the_o earth_n as_o it_o be_v and_o 7._o eccles_n 12._o 7._o the_o spirit_n unto_o god_n that_o give_v it_o 4._o the_o four_o degree_n be_v everlasting_a death_n or_o the_o state_n of_o the_o damn_a 8._o rev._n 21._o 8._o which_o in_o respect_n of_o corporal_a death_n ●●_o call_v the_o second_o death_n but_o it_o be_v the_o three_o of_o these_o corporal_a death_n which_o ●●_o here_o mean_v spiritual_a death_n have_v three_o degree_n 1._o when_o a_o man_n who_o be_v alive_a in_o regard_n of_o corporal_a or_o temporal_a death_n lie_v dead_a in_o sin_n she_o that_o live_v in_o pleasure_n be_v dead_a while_o she_o live_v and_o this_o 6._o 1_o tim._n 5._o 6._o be_v the_o case_n of_o all_o man_n by_o nature_n wh●_n be_v child_n of_o wrath_n and_o dead_a in_o sin●_n 1._o eph._n 2._o 1._o and_o trespass_n 2._o the_o second_o degree_n be_v the_o very_a end_n of_o this_o life_n when_o the_o body_n be_v to_o be_v lay_v in_o the_o earth_n and_o the_o soul_n descend_v to_o the_o place_n of_o torment_n 3._o the_o three_o degree_n be_v in_o the_o day_n o●_n judgement_n when_o the_o body_n and_o soul_n me●●_n again_o and_o go_v both_o to_o the_o place_n of_o the_o damn_a there_o to_o be_v torment_v for_o ever_o and_o ever_o but_o now_o we_o be_v to_o speak_v of_o tempora●_n or_o corporal_a death_n which_o be_v a_o punishment_n inflict_v on_o man_n for_o sin_n deat●_n pass_v upon_o all_o man_n for_o that_o all_o have_v 12._o rom._n 5._o 12._o ●inned_v this_o death_n be_v a_o miserable_a privation_n of_o life_n and_o yet_o this_o death_n be_v not_o so_o proper_o as_o by_o god_n appointment_n ●ut_v from_o god_n as_o revenge_v on_o sin_n and_o so_o proper_o it_o be_v from_o sin_n as_o the_o meritorious_a and_o procure_a cause_n of_o it_o and_o so_o this_o death_n be_v not_o only_o a_o simple_a and_o a_o bare_a privation_n of_o life_n but_o join_v with_o a_o subjection_n unto_o misery_n therefore_o it_o be_v not_o a_o annihilation_n of_o the_o sinner_n because_o the_o subject_n of_o misery_n be_v ●aken_v away_o than_o misery_n itself_o shall_v be_v ●aken_v away_o also_o now_o since_o we_o must_v all_o die_v let_v we_o labour_n 27._o heb._n 9_o 27._o to_o die_v well_o to_o die_v well_o two_o thing_n be_v requisite_a 1._o a_o preparation_n death_n 1._o preparation_n before_o death_n before_o death_n 2._o a_o right_a behaviour_n and_o disposition_n in_o death_n 1._o the_o preparation_n unto_o death_n be_v a_o action_n of_o a_o repentant_a sinner_n whereby_o he_o make_v himself_o ●it_a and_o ready_a to_o die_v that_o which_o we_o can_v do_v but_o once_o how_o careful_a shall_v we_o be_v to_o do_v it_o well_o since_o there_o be_v no_o place_n after_o for_o amend_v of_o error_n therein_o commit_v this_o preparation_n be_v a_o duty_n very_o necessary_a to_o which_o we_o be_v bind_v by_o god_n commandment_n therefore_o we_o be_v bid_v to_o watch_v and_o pray_v as_o death_n leave_v we_o so_o judgement_n find_v we_o as_o the_o tree_n fall_v so_o 3._o eccles_n 11._o 3._o it_o lie_v this_o preparation_n be_v twofold_a 1_o general_n death_n 1._o general_n preparation_n for_o death_n 2._o particular_a 1_o general_n to_o prepare_v ourselves_o to_o die_v through_o the_o whole_a course_n of_o our_o life_n for_o we_o know_v not_o neither_o the_o time_n of_o our_o death_n nor_o the_o place_n of_o our_o death_n nor_o the_o manner_n how_o whether_o of_o a_o sudden_a death_n or_o of_o a_o linger_a sickness_n therefore_o all_o the_o day_n of_o my_o 14._o job_n 14._o 14._o appoint_a time_n will_v i_o wait_v till_o my_o change_n shall_v come_v the_o best_a art_n of_o live_v well_o be_v to_o learn_v the_o art_n of_o die_v well_o balaam_n will_v die_v the_o death_n of_o the_o righteous_a 10._o numb_a 23._o 10._o and_o that_o his_o latter_a end_n may_v be_v like_a to_o he_o but_o he_o do_v not_o care_n to_o live_v the_o life_n of_o the_o righteous_a i_o protest_v by_o our_o rejoice_v which_o i_o have_v in_o christ_n jesus_n our_o 31._o 1_o cor._n 15._o 31._o lord_n say_v st._n paul_n i_o die_v daily_o that_o be_v in_o preparation_n for_o it_o meditation_n upon_o it_o and_o expectation_n of_o it_o this_o will_v keep_v we_o 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2._o confess_v we_o our_o sin_n to_o the_o lord_n and_o he_o will_v forgive_v the_o iniquity_n of_o our_o sin_n if_o we_o confess_v our_o sin_n he_o be_v saithful_a and_o just_a to_o forgive_v 9_o 1_o psal_n 32._o 5._o joh._n 1._o 9_o we_o our_o sin_n and_o to_o cleanse_v we_o from_o all_o unrighteousness_n 3._o pray_v earnest_o unto_o god_n with_o sigh_n and_o groan_n of_o the_o spirit_n for_o pardon_v of_o sin_n and_o that_o god_n will_v assure_v we_o of_o it_o and_o that_o he_o be_v reconcile_v to_o we_o in_o christ_n jesus_n our_o surety_n 2._o concern_v our_o duty_n to_o ourselves_o and_o that_o 1._o in_o reference_n to_o the_o soul_n 2._o in_o reference_n to_o the_o body_n 1._o in_o