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My sonne, if thou come to serue the Lorde, prepare thy soule for temptation.
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Set thy heart aright, and constantly endure, and make not haste in time of trouble.
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Cleaue vnto him, and depart not away, that thou mayest be increased at thy last end.
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Whatsoeuer is brought vpon thee, take cheerefully, and bee patient when thou art changed to a lowe estate.
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For gold is tried in the fire, and acceptable men in the furnace of aduersitie.
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Beleeue in him, and he will helpe thee, order thy way aright, and trust in him.
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Ye that feare the Lord, waite for his mercie, and goe not aside, lest ye fall.
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Yee that feare the Lord, beleeue him, and your reward shall not faile.
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Ye that feare the Lord, hope for good, and for euerlasting ioy and mercy.
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Looke at the generations of old, and see, did euer any trust in the Lord, and was confounded?
or did any abide in his feare, & was forsaken?
or whom did hee euer despise, that called vpon him?
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For the Lord is full of compassion, and mercie, longsuffering, and very pitifull, and forgiueth sinnes, and saueth in time of affliction.
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Woe be to fearefull hearts, and faint hands, and the sinner that goeth two wayes.
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Woe vnto him that is faint hearted, for he beleeueth not, therefore shall he not be defended.
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Woe vnto you that haue lost patience: and what will ye doe when the Lord shall visite you?
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They that feare the Lord, will not disobey his word, and they that loue him, will keepe his wayes.
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They that feare the Lord, will seeke that which is well pleasing vnto him, and they that loue him, shall bee filled with the Law.
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They that feare the Lord, will prepare their hearts, and humble their soules in his sight:
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Saying, We will fal into the hands of the Lord, and not into the hands of men: for as his maiestie is, so is his mercie.