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And now, Israel, what doth the Lord require of thee, but to fear the Lord, &c. and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul? &c. Behold, the heaven, and heaven of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with all that therein is, &c. For the Lord your God, is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty and terrible, which regardeth not persons, &c. worship him.-Deut. x: 12. 14. 17. 20. xi. 13.
Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, &c. But at the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice.-Deut. xvi. 5, 6.
Serve ye the Lord; and if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, &c. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. And the people answered and said, God forbid that we should forsake the Lord to serve other gods, &c. He is an holy God, he is a jealous God.-Josh. xxiv. 14-16. 19.
Elkanah went up out of his city yearly, to worship and to sacrifice unto the Lord of hosts.-1 Sam. i. 1.3.
Prepare your hearts unto the Lord, and serve him only.-1 Sam. vii. 3.
Only fear the Lord, and serve him in truth, with all your heart.-1 Sam.
And Elijah came unto all the people, and said, How long halt ye between two opinions (or thoughts)? if the Lord be God, follow him; but if Baal, follow him.-1 Kings xviii. 21.
That the heart be prepared to serve God, is expected, commended, and the contrary taken notice of.-2 Chron. xii. 14. xix. 3. xxix. 36. xxx. 18, 19.
Who is God, save the Lord ?— Ps. xviii. 31.
All the ends of the world shall remember, and turn unto the Lord; and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee: for the kingdom is the Lord's, and he the governor among the nations. All they that are fat upon earth, shall eat and worship, &c. A seed shall serve him.— Ps. xxii. 27-30.
I will wash mine hands in innocency, so will I compass thine altar, O Lord, &c. I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine ho our dwelleth.-Ps. xxvi. 6. 8. Isa. i. 11, &c. lxvi. 3. Jer. vi. 19, 20.
Give unto the Lord the glory due unto (or the honour of) his name: worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness (or in his glorious sanctuary). -Ps. xxix. 2. xcvi. 4. 6-9. 1 Chron. xvi. 29.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.-Ps. ii. 11.
But as for me, I will come into thy house, and in thy fear will I worship towards thy holy temple (or the temple of thy holiness).Ps. v. 7.
For he is thy Lord, and worship thou him.-Ps. xlv. 11.
All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee, &c.-Ps. lxvi. 4. lxiii. I, &c.
Neither shalt thou worship any strange god. I am the Lord thy God. Ps. lxxxi. 9, 10.
How amiable are thy tabernacles! &c. my soul longeth, &c. A day in thy courts is better, &c.-Ps. lxxxiv. 1, 2. 10. lxiii. 1, 2. lxv. 4.
I will call upon thee; among the gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither are there any works like unto thy works. All nations whom thou hast made, shall come and worship before thee, O Lord, and shall glorify thy name: for thou art great, and dost wondrous things: thou art God alone.-Ps. lxxxvi. 7-10. Rev. xv. 4.
For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.-Ps. lxxxix. 6, 7.
Before the mountains were, &c. I am God; yea, before the day was, even from everlasting to everlasting I am He; and there is none that can thou art God.-Ps. xc. 2. deliver out of my hand. I will work, and who shall let it? Thus saith the Lord, your Redeemer, the holy One of Israel, &c. But thou hast not called upon me, O Jacob.-Isa. xliii. 10-15. 22.
The Lord is a great God, and a great King above all gods, &c. O come let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture.-Ps. xcv. 3. 6,7.
The Lord reigneth, &c. worship him all ye gods, &c. for thou, Lord, art high above all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods.-Ps. xcvii. 1. 7. 9.
Exalt ye the Lord our God, and worship at his foot-stool, he is holy.Ps. xcix. 5. 9.
Serve the Lord with gladness, come before his presence with singing, &c. He is God.-Ps. c. 2, 3.
Holy and reverend is his name.Ps. cxi. 9.
I will worship toward thy holy temple.-Ps. cxxxviii. 2.
Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God; and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools, &c. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing (or word) before God for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth; therefore let thy words be few.-Eccles. v. 1, 2.
Be not righteous over much, neither make thyself over wise, &c.Eccles. vii. 16.
Thus saith the Lord, the King of Israel, and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last, and besides me there is no God, &c. Ye are my witnesses, is there a God besides me? yea, no God, I know not any, &c. Thus saith the Lord, &c. I am the Lord that maketh all things, that stretched forth the heavens alone, that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself, &c.-Isa. xliv. 6. 8. 24. Ps. xcvi. 5.
I am the Lord, and there is none else; there is no God besides me. I girded thee, though thou hast not known me. That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and none else: I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things, &c. Thus saith the Lord that created the heavens, God himself that formed the earth, and made it, he hath established it, &c. I am the Lord, and there is none else.-Isa. xlv. 5—7. 18. 21, 22.
I am God, and there is none besides me. I am God, and none like me, declaring the end from the beginning; and from ancient times the things that are not yet done: saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure.-Isa. xlvi. 9, 10. xli. 4.
But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King; at his wrath the earth shall tremble, &c. He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion. When he uttereth his voice, &c.-Jer. x. 10-13. Heb. ix. 14.
Yet I am the Lord thy God, and thou shalt know no God but me: for
there is no Saviour besides me.Hosea xiii. 4. Isa. xxxvii. 20.
I hate, I despise your feasts, and will not smell in your solemn assemblies, &c. But let judgment run down, &c.-Amos v. 21-24. Ps. lxvi. 18. Isa. lxvi. 3. Jer. vi. 20. Isa. i. 11, &c.
And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem, shall even go up from year to year, to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, &c.-Zech. xiv. 16.
If then I be a father, where is mine honour? &c. And if ye offer the blind and the lame, &c. offer it now unto thy governor, will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? &c. Ye brought that which was torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye brought an offering: Should I accept this of your hands? saith the Lord. But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth and sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt thing for I am a great King, saith the Lord of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen. Mal. i. 6. 8. 13, 14. ii. 2, 3. 13.
The Lord whom ye seek shall suddenly come, &c. Then shall the offering of Judah be pleasant unto the Lord.-Mal. iii. 1. 4.
Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.-Matt. iv. 10.
Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.-Matt. xviii. 20.
There is one God, and there is none other but he.-Mark xii. 32.
to worship him. God is a Spirit, and they that worship him, must worship him in spirit and in truth.-John iv. 20-24.
The Father himself, &c. ye have neither heard his voice at any time, nor seen his shape.-John v. 37. Exod. xxxiii. 20.
And he said, Lord, I believe, and he worshipped him.-John ix. 38.
The Most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, &c. Heaven is my throne, &c. hath not my hand made all? &c.-Acts vii. 48-50.
Our fathers worshipped in this mountain, and ye say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship, &c. The hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father. Ye worship ye know not what, &c. But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth for the Father seeketh such
Whom ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you. God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands neither is worshipped with men's hands, as though he needed any thing, seeing he giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation, &c. Acts xvii. 23-26. After the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers.-Acts xxiv. 14.
God whom I serve with my spirit, &c. The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and godhead: so that they were without excuse; because that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, but became vain, &c. changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever, Amen.-Rom. i. 9. 20, 21. 23. 25. 2 Tim. i. 3.
Not slothful in business, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.-Rom. xii. 11.
This I speak, &c. that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.-1 Cor. vii. 35.
We know that an idol is nothing in the world, and that there is none
SECT. v. Believe, and be found in the Practice concerning the things of God, and his Worship, but that which clearly (according to the Precepts, Rules, and Examples of the Scriptures) appears to be Christ's mind, upon which we can in Faith expect acceptance. AND Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the judgments: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words which the Lord hath said, will we do. And Moses wrote all the words the Lord, &c. And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the people; and they said, All that the Lord hath said, will we do, and be obedient.Exod. xxiv. 3, 4. 7.
And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell amongst them: according unto all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof; even so shall ye make it.— Exod. xxv. 8, 9.
In the tabernacle, without the veil which is before the testimony, Aaron and his sons shall order it from evening to morning before the Lord, &c.— Exod. xxvii. 21.
The Lord, &c. he will famish all the gods of the earth, and men shall worship him, every one.-Zeph. ii. 11.
So did David in all he did, as he received from God.-1 Chron. xxviii. 12, 13. 19. 2 Chron. xxix. 25.
Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, &c. offered strange fire, which he commanded them not; and there went out fire from the Lord, and devoured them, and they died before the Lord. And Moses said unto Aaron, This is it that the Lord spake, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me, and before all the people, &c.— Levit. x. 1-3.
After the doings of the land of Egypt, &c. and after the doings of the land of Canaan, &c. shall ye not do neither shall ye walk in their ordinances. Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the Lord your God.-Levit. xviii. 3, 4.
And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month, at even, in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel, &c. They shall leave none of it, &c. According to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it. Moses inquired of God, in an unrevealed case, about the passover.-Numb. ix. 5-10. 12. Levit. xix. 5, 6. xxii. 30-32.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you; neither shall you, &c.-Deut. iv. 2.
you, your burnt-offerings, &c. Take heed to thyself, that thou be not snared by following them, &c. And that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? Even so will I do likewise. Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God, &c. What things soever I command you, observe to do it; thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.-Deut. xii. 2. 4-6. 8. 10, 11. 13. 30-32. Numb. xv. 39, 40.
Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess, served their gods, &c. Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God but unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there; unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come, and thither ye shall bring your burnt-offerings, &c. and ye shall not do, &c. every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes, &c. When you go over Jordan, &c. then there shall be a place which the Lord your God shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command
Secret things belong unto the Lord our God; but those things which are revealed belong unto us, and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.-Deut. xxix. 29.
Rebel not, &c. in building you an altar, beside the altar of the Lord our God.-Josh. xxii. 19. 29.
Jeroboam ordained a feast, &c. like unto the feast in Judah, &c. even in the month which he had devised of his own heart.-1 Kings xii. 32, 33. 2 Kings xvii. 8.
Israel had sinned, &c. in walking in the statutes of the heathen, &c. and of the kings of Israel, which they had made, &c.-2 Kings xvii. 7, 8. 19.
Be not righteous over much; neither make thyself over wise.--Eccles.
To the law, and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Isa. viii. 20. Jer. viii. 9. The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof, because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinances, &c.-Isa. xxiv. 5.
And the vision of all is become unto you as the words of a book that is sealed, &c. Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, &c. and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men; therefore, behold, I will proceed to do a marvellous work, &c. The wisdom of their wise men shall perish, &c.-Isa. xxix. 11-14.
I have spread out my hands all the