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Genesis VI. 1-3, 5, 7-14, 17-22; VII. two of every sort shall come unto 1, 7, II, 12.

thee, to keep them alive. And take

thou unto thee of all food that is ,

eaten, and thou shalt gather it to thee; began to multiply on the face of

and it shall be for food for thee, and the earth, and daughters were born

for them. Thus did Noah; accordunto them, That the sons of God saw

ing to all that God commanded him, the daughters of men that they were

So did he. fair; and they took them wives of all

And the LORD said unto Noah, which they choose. And the LORD

Come thou and all thy house into said, My Spirit shall not always strive

ark; for thee have I seen with man, for that he also is flesh:

righteous before me in this generayet his days shall be a hundred and

tion. And Noah went in, and his twenty years. And God saw that the wickedness of

sons, and his wife, and his sons' wives

with him, into the ark, because of man was great in the earth, and that

the waters of the flood. In the six every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

hundredth year of Noah's life, in the

second month, the seventeenth day of And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the

the month, the same day were all the face of the earth; both man, and

fountains of the great deep broken

up, and the windows of heaven were beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth

opened. And the rain was upon the me that I have made them. But

earth forty days and forty nights. Noah found grace in the eyes of the

Psalm XVI. I-II.
LORD.
OFhese are the generations of Noah: pehe do i put my trust. 9

RESERVE me, O God: for in Noah was a just man and perfect in

my his generations, and Noah walked with soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, God. And Noah begat three sons, Thou art my Lord: my goodness Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The earth extendeth not to thee; But to the also was

corrupt before God; and saints that are in the earth, and to the the earth was filled with violence. excellent, in whom is all my delight. And God looked upon the earth, and, Their sorrows shall be multiplied that behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh hasten after another god: their drink had corrupted his way upon the earth. offerings of blood will I not offer,

And God said unto Noah, The end nor take up their names into my lips. of all Aesh is come before me; for The LORD is the portion of mine inthe earth is filled with violence heritance and of my cup: thou mainthrough them; and, behold, I will tainest my lot. The lines are fallen destroy them with the earth. And, unto me in pleasant places; yea, I behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of have a goodly heritage. waters upon the earth, to destroy all I will bless the LORD, who hath flesh, wherein is the breath of life, given me counsel: my reins also infrom under heaven; and every thing struct me in the night seasons. I that is in the earth shall die. But have set the LORD always before me: with thee will I establish my cove- because he is at my right hand, I nant; and thou shalt come into the shall not be moved. Therefore my ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: and thy sons' wives with thee. And my flesh also shall rest in hope. For of every living thing of all Aesh, two thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; of every sort shalt thou bring into neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy the ark, to keep them alive with thee; One to see corruption. Thou wilt they shall be male and female. Of shew me the path of life: in thy fowls after their kind, and of cattle presence is fulness of joy; at thy after their kind, of every creeping right hand there are pleasures for thing of the earth after his kind;

evermore.

Romans V. 1-11, 18-21; VI. 1-4, II

15, 21-23.

faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also; knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now ceived the atonement.

Therefore, as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much abound: That as

sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? Know ye not, that so many of us as

were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up_from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.

What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Psalm CXLIX. 1-9. PRA RAISE ye the LORD. Sing unto

the LORD a new song, and his praise in the congregation of saints. Let Israel rejoice in him that made him: let the children of Zion be joyful in their King. Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp. For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation. Let the saints be joyful in glory; let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a twoedged sword in their hand; To execute vengeance upon the heathen, and punishments upon the people : To bind their kings with chains, and their nobles with fetters of iron; To execute upon

them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.

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Genesis VIII. 1-22.

that creepeth upon the earth; that ND God remembered Noah, and

they may breed abundantly in the every living thing, and all the

earth, and be fruitful, and multiply

upon the earth. And Noah went cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over

forth, and his sons, and his wife, and

his sons' wives with him: Every the earth, and the waters assuaged. The fountains also of the deep and

beast, every creeping thing, and every the windows of heaven were stopped,

fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon and the rain from heaven was

the earth, after their kinds, went forth re

out of the ark. strained. And the waters returned

And Noah builded an altar unto from off the earth continually: and

the LORD; and took of every clean after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated.

beast, and of every clean fowl, and And the ark rested in the seventh

offered burnt offerings on the altar.

And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; month, on the seventeenth day of the

and the LORD said in his heart, I will month, upon the mountains of Ararat.

not again curse the ground any more And the waters decreased continually until the tenth month: in the tenth

for man's sake; for the imagination of

man's heart is evil from his youth: month, on the first day of the month,

neither will I again smite any more were the tops of the mountains seen. And it came to pass at the end of

every thing living, as I have done. forty days, that Noah opened the

While the earth remaineth, seedtime window of the ark which he had made:

and harvest, and cold and heat, and And he sent forth a raven, which went

summer and winter, and day and night

shall not cease. forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.

Psalm XL, 1-10. Also he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from

I WAITED patiently for the LORD; off the face of the ground. But the

and he inclined unto me, and dove found no rest for the sole of heard my cry. He brought me up her foot, and she returned unto him also out of a horrible pit, out of the into the ark, for the waters were on

miry clay, and set my feet upon a the face of the whole earth. Then rock, and established my goings. he put forth his hand, and took her, And he hath put a new song in my and pulled her in unto him into the mouth, even praise unto our God: ark. And he stayed yet other seven many shall see it and fear, and shall days; and again he sent forth the trust in the LORD. dove out of the ark. And the dove Blessed is that man that maketh came in to him in the evening, and, lo, the LORD his trust, and respecteth not in her mouth an olive leaf the proud, nor such as turn aside to plucked off; so Noah knew that the lies. Many, O LORD my God, are waters were abated from off the thy wonderful works which thou hast earth. And he stayed yet other seven done, and thy thoughts which are to days, and sent forth the dove, which us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up returned not again unto him any in order unto thee: if I would demore.

clare and speak of them, they are And it came to pass in the six hun- more than can be numbered. Sacrifice dredth and first year, in the first and offering thou didst not desire; month the first day of the month, the mine ears hast thou opened: burnt waters were dried up from off the offering and sin offering hast thou earth: and Noah removed the cover- not required. Then said I, LO, I ing of the ark, and looked, and, be- come: in the volume of the book it is hold, the face of the ground was dry. written of me, I delight to do thy And in the second month, on the will, O my God: yea, thy law is seven and twentieth day of the month, within my heart. I have preached was the earth dried.

righteousness in the great congregaAnd God spake unto Noah, saying, tion: lo, I have not refrained my lips,

Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy O LORD, thou knowest. I have not wife, and thy sons, and thy sons' hid thy righteousness within my wives with thee. Bring forth with heart; I have declared thy faithfulthee every living thing that is with ness and thy salvation: I have not thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and concealed thy lovingkindness and thy of cattle, and of every creeping thing truth from the great congregation.

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Genesis IX. 1-17, 28, 29.

shall be in the cloud; and I will look

upon it, that I may remember the A ND

everlasting covenant between God and sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish

every living creature of all flesh that the earth. And the fear of you and

is upon the earth. And God said unto the dread of you shall be upon every

Noah, This is the token of the covenbeast of the earth, and upon every

ant, which I have established between fowl of the air, upon all that moveth

me and all fesh that is upon the

carth. upon the earth, and upon all the

And Noah lived after the flood three fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing

hundred and fifty years. And all the that liveth shall be meat for you; even

days of Noah were nine hundred and as the green herb have I given you

fifty years: and he died. all things. But flesh with the life

Psalm XLII. 1-11. thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat. And surely your

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S the hart panteth after the blood of your lives will I require: water brooks, so panteth my at the hand of every beast will I soul after thee, O God. My soul require it, and at the hand of man; thirsteth for God, for the living God: at the hand of every man's brother when shall I come and appear before will I require the life of man. Whoso God ? My tears have been my meat sheddeth man's blood, by man shall day and night, while they continually his blood be shed: for in the image of say unto me, Where is thy God? God made he man. And you, be ye When I remember these things, I fruitful, and multiply; bring forth pour out my soul in me: for I had abundantly in the earth, and multiply gone with the multitude, I went with therein.

them to the house of God, with the And God spake unto Noah, and to voice of joy and praise, with a multihis sons with him, saying, “And I, tude that kept holy-day. behold, I establish my covenant with Why art thou cast down, O my you, and with your seed after you; soul? and why art thou disquieted And with every living creature that is in me? hope thou in God: for I shall with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, yet praise him for the help of his and of every beast of the earth with countenance. O my God, my soul is you; from all that go out of the ark, cast down within me: therefore will to every beast of the earth. And I I remember thee from the land of will establish my covenant with you; Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from neither shall all flesh be cut off any the hill Mizar. Deep calleth unto deep more by the waters of a flood; at the noise of thy waterspouts : all thy neither shall there any more be a waves and thy billows are gone over flood to destroy the earth.

Yet the LORD will command his And God said, This is the token lovingkindness in the daytime, and in of the covenant which I make between the night his song shall be with me, me and you, and every living creature and my prayer unto the God of my that is with you, for perpetual gener- life. I will say unto God my rock, ations: I do set my bow in the Why hast thou forgotten me? why cloud, and it shall be for a token of go i mourning because of the oppresa covenant between me and the earth. sion of the enemy? As with a sword And it shall come to pass, when I in my bones, mine enemies reproach bring a cloud over the earth that the me; while they say daily unto me, bow shall be seen in the cloud: And Where is thy God? Why art thou I will remember my covenant, which cast down, O my soul? and why art is between me and you and every thou disquieted within me? hope thou living creature of all flesh; and the in God: for I shall yet praise him, waters shall no more become a flood who is the health of my countenance, to destroy all flesh. And the bow and my God.

me.

Genesis XII. 1-10; XIII. 1-4, 14-18; and southward, and eastward, and XV. 1-6.

westward: For all the land which OW the LORD had said unto Ab

thou seest, to thee will I give it, and ram, Get thee out of thy coun

to thy seed for ever. And I will make try, and from thy kindred, and from

thy seed as the dust of the earth: so

that if a man can number the dust of thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: And I will make of

the earth, then shall thy seed also be thee a great nation, and I will bless

numbered. Arise, walk through the thee, and make thy name great; and

land in the length of it and in the

breadth of it; for I will give it unto thou shalt be a blessing : And I

thee. Then Abram removed his tent, will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in

and came and dwelt in the plain of thee shall all families of the earth be

Mamre, which is in Hebron, and built blessed.

there an altar unto the LORD. So Abram departed, as the Lord had

After these things the word of the spoken unto him; and Lot went with

LORD came unto Abram in a vision, him: and Abram was seventy and five

saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy years old when he departed out of

shield, and thy exceeding great re

ward. Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother's son, and

And Abram said, Lord God, what all their substance that they had gath

wilt thou give me, seeing I go childered, and the souls that they had got

less, and the steward of my house is

this Eliezer of Damascus ? And ten in Haran; and they went forth to

Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast go into the land of Canaan; and into the land of Canaan they came. And

given no seed; and lo, one born in

my house is mine heir. And, behold, Abram passed through the land unto

the word of the LORD came unto him, the place of Sichem, unto the plain of Moreh. And the Canaanite was

saying, This shall not be thine heir;

but he that shall come forth out of then in the land.

thine own bowels shall be thine heir, And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give

And he brought him forth abroad, and this land: and there builded he an

said, Look now toward heaven, and

tell the stars, if thou be able to numaltar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. And he removed from

ber them: and he said unto him, So thence unto a mountain on the east

shall thy seed be. And he believed in

the LORD; and he counted it to him of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the

for righteousness. east: and there he builded an altar

Psalm XLVII. 1-9. unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD. And Abram jour- O CLAP your hands, all ye people; neyed, going on still toward the south.

And there was a famine in the land: of triumph. For the LORD most high and Abram went down into Egypt to is terrible; he is a great King over all sojourn there; for the famine was the earth. He shall subdue the people grievous in the land. And Abram under us, and the nations under our went up out of Egypt, he, and his feet. He shall choose our inheritance wife, and all that he had, and Lot for us, the excellency of Jacob whom with him, into the south. And Abram he loved. God is gone up with a was very rich in cattle, in silver, and shout, the LORD with the sound of a in gold. And he went on his jour- trumpet. neys from the south even to Bethel, Sing praises to God, sing praises : unto the place where his tent had sing praises unto our King, sing been at the beginning, between Bethel praises. For God is the King of all and Hai; Unto the place of the altar, the earth : sing ye praises with underwhich he had made there at the first: standing. God reigneth over the and there Abram called on the name heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of the LORD.

of his holiness. The princes of the And the LORD said unto Abram, people are gathered together, even the after that Lot was separated from him, people of the God of Abraham: for Lift up now thine eyes, and look from the shields of the earth belong unto the place where thou art northward, God: he is greatly exalted.

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