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Let my son go. Hos. xi. 1.
Exod. iv. 23. Deut. xiv. 1. Ye are the children of the Lord your God. Isa. xliii. 6. Bring my sons from afar, and my daughters from the ends of the earth. Ch. xlv. 11.
Ixiii. 16. Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not; thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer. Ver. 8.
Ixiv. 8. Thou, Lord, art our Father, we are the clay, and thou our potter, we are all the work of thine hands.
Jer. xxxi. 20. Is Ephraim my dear son? is he a pleasant child? Hos. i. 10. In the place where it was said, ye are not my people, there shall it be said unto you, ye are the sons of the living God.
Mal. ii. 10. Have we not all one Father? hath not one God created us?
Matt. vi. 9. Our Father which art in heaven.
xxiii. 9. One is your Father which is in heaven.
John xx. 17. Jesus said, I ascend to my Father, and your Father, to my God and your God
Rom. ix. 25. To us there is but one God the Father, of whom are all things.
2 Cor. vi. 18. I will be a Father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord almighty. Jer. xxxi. 1, 9. Hos. i. 10. Eph. iv. 6. There is one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all, and in you all.
XXXVII. How any of mankind come into the relation of children, of sons and daughters unto God, besides that of being created by God. John i. 12. To as many as received Christ, to them gave he power to be-come the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.
Ver. 13. Who were born not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
John iii. 3. Jesus said, except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
Ver. 5. Except a man be born of water and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Tit. iii. 5, 6.
Ver. 6. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
Ver. 7. Marvel not that I said ye must be born again.
Ver. 8. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, canst not discern whence it cometh and whither it goeth, so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Gal. iii. 26. Ye are all the children of God, by faith in Jesus Christ. -iv. 4. God sent forth his Son made of a woman, made under the law to redeem them that were under the law;
Ver. 5. That we might receive the adoption of sons.
Eph. i. 4. God hath chosen us in Christ before thé foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love.
Ver. 5. Having predestinated us to the adoption of children by Jesus Christ, to himself according to the good pleasure of his will.
Ver. 6. To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
! Pet. i. 22. Love one another with a pure heart fervently.
1 Pet. i. 23. Ye being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever. James i. 8. Of his own will begat he us by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.
2 Pet. i. 3. God hath begotten us to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Luke xx. 36. The children of the resurrection.
1 John iii. 1. Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God.
XXXVIII. Blessings from God as a Father to his people, as his children.
Matt. vi. 6. Thy Father shall reward thee openly.
Ver. 8. Your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
Ver. 14. Your heavenly Father will forgive your trespasses.
x. 29. A sparrow shall not fall to the ground without your Father. Ver. 30. The very hairs of your head are numbered.
Ver. 31. Fear ye not, therefore, ye are of more value than many
xiii. 43. The righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the king. dom of their Father.
xviii. 14. It is not the will of your Father that one of these little ones should perish.
Luke xii. 32. Fear not little flock, it is your Father's good will to give you the kingdom.
John xi. 51. The high priest prophesied, that Jesus should die. Ver. 52. And gather together in one the children of God. Rom. i. 7. Grace to you and peace from God our Father. viii. 15. Ye have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba Father. Gal. iv. 6. Because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying Abba, Father.
Ver. 16. The Spirit beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.
Ver. 17. And if children then heirs, heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ. Gal. iv. 7. If a son then an heir of God through Christ.
Ver. 19. The earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the Sons of God. 1 John iii. 2.
Ver. 2. The creature shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
2 Cor. i. 3. God is to us the Father of mercies, a God of all comfort.
Eph. ii. 8. Through Christ we have access by the Spirit, unto the Father.
2 Thess. ii. 16. Our Father hath loved us, and given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace.
Heb. ii. 10. Bringing many sons unto glory.
Jam. i. 17. Every good and perfect gift, cometh from the Father of lights.
1 John i. 3. Our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
ii. 1. We have an advocate with the Father.
iii. 2. Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not appear
what we shall be, but we know that when he shall appear we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.
Jude ver. 1. Sanctified by God the Father, preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.
XXXIX. Marks and characters of God's children in the exercise of the graces, and practice of the duties of religion. Mal. i. 6. If I be a Father, where is mine honour, saith the Lord of hosts.
Mat. v. 9. Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Ver. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they seeing your good works, may glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Ver. 44. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
Ver. 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven, for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just, and on the unjust. Luke vi. 35.
iv. 14. If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Luke vi. 36. Be ye merciful as your Father also is merciful. Ver. 48. Be ye perfect as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. John. iv. 23. The true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth.
Rom. viii. 14. As many as are led by the Spirit, are the sons of God. Ver. 16.
Eph. v. 1. Be ye followers of God as dear children, and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us. Ver. 2.
Ver. 20. Giving thanks always for all things unto God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. James iii. 9. With the tongue bless we God, even the Father. Phil. iv. 20. Unto God our Father, be glory for ever and ever.
Phil. ii. 14. Do all things without murmurings, and disputings. Ver. 15. That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.
Heb. xii. 5. The exhortation speaketh unto you as unto children, my son despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, neither faint when thou art rebuked of him.
Ver. 6. For whom the Lord loveth, he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.
Ver. 7. If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons, for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not.
Ver. 8. If ye be without chastisement whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards and not sons.
Ver. 9. Shall we not be in subjection to the Father of spirits and live?
Ver. 10. He chastened us for our profit that we might be partakcrs of his holiness.
1 Pet. i. 14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance :
Ver. 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation.
1 Pet. i. 17. Call on the Father, and pass the time of your sojourning here in fear.
Ver. 22. Love one another with a pure heart fervently.
Ver. 23. Ye being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible by the word of God which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 John ii. 29. Every one that doth righteousness is born of God. • iii. 9. Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin, for his seed remaineth in him, and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. Ch. v. 18.
1 John iii. 10. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil; whosoever doth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
iv. 7. Every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. v. 1. Whosoever believeth that Jesus is the Christ is born of God. Ver. 4. Whoscever is born of God, overcometh the world.
Ver. 18. He that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.
Rev. xxi. 7. He that overcometh, shall be my son.
XL. The wicked are stiled the children of whatever evil principle reigns in them, and so are called,
Children of the devil. John viii. 44. Acts xiii. 10. 1 John iii. 10. Children of Belial. Deut. xiii. 13. Judg. xx. 13, 1 Sam. x. 27. 1 Kings xxi. 10.
Children of the wicked one. Matt. xiii. 38.
Children of transgression. Isa. Ivii. 4.
Children of disobedience. Eph. ii. 2.—v. 6. Col. iii. 6.
Children of this world. Luke xvi. 8.-xx. 34. 1 John ii. 15.
Children of the flesh. Rom. ix. 8.
Children of Ethiopians. Amos ix. 7.
Children in whom is no faith. Deut. xxxii. 20.
Backsliding children. Jer. iii. 14.
Rebellious children. Isa. i. 2. Jer. xxx. 1.
Lying children. Jer. xxx. 9.
Children of wrath. Eph. ii. 3.
XLI. Under God their heavenly Father, christians are brethren and sisters, and owe to each other the duties of that relation. Matt. xviii. 35. Forgive every one his brother's trespass. Rom. xii. 10. With brotherly love, preferring one another. xiv. 13. Let no man put a stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.
xvi. 17. I beseech ye, brethren, mark them which cause divisions, and offences, and avoid them.
1 Cor. v. 11. If any one that is called a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such a one do not eat.
vi. 5. Is there not one among you able to judge between his brethren. Ver. 6, 8.
1 Cor. viii. 12. When ye sin against the brethren, ye sin against Christ. Ver. 11, 13.
1 Thess. iv. 6. Let no man go beyond, and defraud his brother in any matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such.
v. 25. Brethren, pray for us. 2 Thess. iii. 1.
2 Thess. iii. 6. We command you brethren in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that walketh disorderly.
Heb. xiii. 1. Let brotherly love continue. 1 Pet. iii. 8. Love as brethren.
Jam. ii. 15. If a brother or sister be naked and destitute of daily food;
Ver. 16. And one of you say unto them, depart in peace, be ye warmed, and filled, notwithstanding ye gave them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit ?
1 Pet. i. 22. Seeing ye have purified your souls, in obeying the truth through the Spirit, unto the unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart, fervently.
ii. 17. Love the brotherhood.
1 John ii. 9. He that hateth his brother is in darkness. Ch. îîì. 15. He is a murderer.
1 John iii. 15. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.
Ver. 16. We ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
XLII. Christ is the elder brother. John xx. 17. Jesus said, go unto my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, to my God and your God.
Rom. viii. 29. Whom he did foreknow, he did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first-born among many brethren.
Heb. ii. 11. He is not ashamed to call them brethren.
Ver. 12. Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren.
XLIII. God is a Saviour. 2 Sam. xxii. 3. The God of my rock, iny Saviour.
Ps. cvi. 21. They forgot God their Saviour.
Isa. xliii. 3. I am the Lord thy God, the holy one of Israel, thy Saviour. Isa. Ix. 16.
xlix. 26. I will feed them, that oppress thee, with their own flesh, and they shall be drunken with their own blood, and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour, and thy Redeemer, the mighty one of Jacob. Zech. xiv. 12.
Jer. xiv. 8. O the hope of Israel, the saviour thereof, in time of trouble, why shouldst thou be a stranger in the land?
Hos. xiii. 4. There is no Saviour besides me, saith the Lord. Isa. xliii. 11.-xlv. 21.
Luke i. 47. My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
1 Tim. ii. 3, 4. God our Saviour, who will have all men to be sayed, and come to the knowledge of the truth.