[Page] DIRECTIONS for the priuate reading of the Scriptures; Wherein besides the number of Chapters assigned to euery day, the order and drift of the whole SCRIPTVRES is methodi­cally set downe: And choice Rules (that shew how to read with profit) are like­wise giuen: The Vse whereof is shewed in the Preface.

The Second Edition.

By NICOLAS BIFEILD Preacher of GODS word at Isle worth in Middlesex.

LONDON Printed by E. Griffin for N. Butter neere St Austens gate. 1618.

To the noble Knight, Sr HORRACE VERE, Generall of the English-forces in the Low-countries. AND To the most worthy Lady, the Lady MARY VERE his Wife, my most respected and religious Parishioners.

THere are three things incite me, to Dedi­cate this lit­tle direction to your Lordship and my Lady: [Page] The first is to testifi [...] hereby vnto the world my vnfained estimation of those sauing grace and the true religion that dwels in you both The second is, to ex presse hereby my great desire to shew my thankefulnesse, for the many fauours I haue re­ceiued, but especially for all the incouragements wherewith I haue beene refreshed in obseruing your loue to my Mini­sterie, [Page] aad care in your selues and your familie to shew the profit of it. The third is, because it pleased your Lordship and my Lady hereto­fore, to desire and ac­cept directions of this kinde from me, in wri­ting.

I haue beene the wil­linger to suffer this copy to come into publike view, because I haue beene vrged by many friends from diuers pla­ces [Page] of late, to giue them Directions of this kind: and I haue long obser­ued that in the most places the godly that are vnlearned, are at a great want of a setled course herein. If it may please your Lordshippe and my Lady to afford this little worke, your acceptation and counte­nance, I shall be richly satisfied. My hope is that the Lord that hath as it were called for it by [Page] the request of many well disposed, will bee pleased to giue a bles­sing to it: if any thing be now wanting, by the intimation of my friends, I may make fur­ther supply in after Edi­tions, if God will.

The Lord multiplie grace & ioy with righ­teousnesse and peace in both your hearts and liues, and prolong with increase your Lordships honour and good suc­cesse [Page] in your militarie calling, in which you haue beene hitherto a speciall ornament to this Nation. I end and rest

Yours in the seruice of my ministery to be commanded, N: BIFEILD.

The Preface.

THESE directions for reading the SCRIPTVRES containe three things. First Analyticall ta­bles, concerning the order of the whole SCRIPTVRES, and the seuerall bookes and Chapters gathered to this end, that the Reader might before hee reads, marke the drift of each booke and Chap­ter, and when hee hath read, might with singular ease and [Page] delight remember, what hee hath read. The second is a Calendar, shewing what num­ber of chapters are to be read e­uery day, that so the whole Bi­ble might bee read ouer in a yeere. The number of Chapters, while you are reading the olde Testament is for the most part three a day, and when you come to the new Testament, it is but two: Sometimes where the matter is Historicall, or Typicall, or the chapters short, I haue set downe a greater number. The third thing is the Rules for obseruation of profitable things in reading. Many complaine of their not profiting in reading, and some weake Christians afflict their [Page] hearts maruellously with griefe and feare, because they cannot read with more comfort and profit, when the fault is not in their affection to the word, so much as in their want of dire­ction for their reading.

Concerning these Rules I consider both the matter, and the maner of vsing them. For the matter, hee that comes to read the Scriptures, should espe­cially set himselfe to obserue two things: First the most needfull places to enlarge his owne knowledge, and further his owne growth in the true grace of God. Secondly such places, as might warrant his practise in the things, the world vsually cauills at and reproch­eth [Page] his profession for: as if hee did not what were necessary to doe. There are some things in all places obiected against the godly. Now it is a thing of ad­mirable vse in our reading to gather vnder the seuerall heads such places, as may establish our hearts with abundance of assu­rance, that we do nothing out of precisenesse and curiositie in those things: but meerly at the commandement of God. And the Scriptures are so apparant, and easie to bee discerned, and so many in number, that the simplest Reader may gather great store of testimonies.

Now for the first of these, that is, such places as might most profit me in my particuler rea­ding: [Page] I would bring this minde to the Scriptures. (I will but giue a tast here.)

First it were a thing of ad­mirable vse all my life long, if I did set downe all the places of Scripture, that in the reading I finde sensible comfort and ra­uishing of heart in: It may be in the whole Bible I may finde 20. 40. 50. &c. of such places, as I was sure in the reading did wonderfully fill my heart with secret refreshing, and sensible ioy: Now these places so noted, not onely serue for present vse, but while I liue, in any distresse, I may haue recourse to these, as so many wells of ioy, and if in my griefe one, or two, or tenne of them did not comfort mee: [Page] yet a thousand to one some of them will haue spirit and life in them to refresh me againe in a­ny sorrowes: Besides, it mar­uellously establisheth my faith, when I remember, in how ma­ny distinct places of Scripture the Lord was pleased to com­fort me in particular. This is one thing now wee should ob­serue.

Secondly would it not be ex­ceeding profitable; If I did note all the places of scripture which in reading of them did sensibly smite my heart, and reprooue some fault in mee, so as I felt my heart troubled within mee? Certainely by that time I had gone through the Scriptures, I should see the Anatomy of my [Page] corruptions, and plainely per­ceiue, what things there were in my nature, that God had a quar­rell against: and so might bee guided by the very finger of God to know the faults, I should set my selfe most against in mor­tification.

Thirdly, in reading one shall finde sometimes certaine rules or counsells giuen, which one sensibly is affected withall, and hath an inward desire, Oh that I could but remember this counsell of the holy Ghost, Now I would note all those pla­ces, that the holy Ghost made me in loue withall in the rea­ding, that might concerne my own particular direction either at home, or abroad.

[Page] Againe, the most people in the midst of these extreame dif­ferences of opinions on all sides, feele sometimes a wonderfull desire, such as this, O that I could tell but some certaine way what to beleeue, and then let all the world contend, if they will: Now for this I would marke all those apparant places, that containe euident ground of truth, against which there can be in my conscience no cauill, but I could liue and die in the assurance, that that is the wil of God. It is incredible, how the simplest may settle themselues herein, in all the fundamentall points of religion. If thou finde of these but 20. 30. 40. or 50. places in the whole Bible; thou [Page] canst not now beleeue, how it will settle thee: As for exam­ple, 1. Ioh. 5. he faith, There are three in heauen, the Fa­ther, the Word, and the Spi­rit, and these three are one. All the world now should neuer make me doubt of the Trinitie in vnitie. When I had gotten those grounds, those I would sticke to [...], and for other questi­ons, let them wrangle while they will, I would receiue fur­ther light when I saw it cleere, but their quarrelling should not much trouble me. And thus I might go on with the particu­lars of the first sort of rules, but these shall suffice to giue light to the course.

Now for the second sort of [Page] Rules one may finde in euery place certaine things, strongly obiected against the practise of the godly: As for example, that they deserue to bee hated, be­cause they will not keepe compa­ny with their neighbours, and because they stand so precisely vpon small matters, as lesser othes, and doing slight workes vpon the sabbath day, and such like: and besides, many men are afraide to enter vpon such a course of life, because it is a way so euill spoken of, and reproched in the world &c. Now for my owne establishment I would marke, where my course differ­ed from other men, and in rea­ding I would gather euident places, that might warrant my [Page] practise: As for example, pla­ces that iustifie the auoiding of the company of the wicked, and so againe places, that shew, that the sincere practise of godlines hath beene euer liable to the scornes, reproches, and slaun­ders of the world. And so of the rest.

Now for the maner of vsing these rules, I thinke, thou maist profitably follow these directi­ons. First make thee a little paper booke of a sheete or two of paper, as may be most porta­ble: then write vpon the toppe of euery leafe the title for that that thou wouldest obserue in reading. Chuse out only six or eight titles out of the whole number of such at for the pre­sent [Page] thou hast most neede to ob­serue: or onely so many as thou art sure thy memory will easily cary to thy reading, whether more or fewer. In reading obserue onely such places as stare thee in the face, that are so euident, thy heart cannot looke of them. Trouble not thy selfe with that obiection, that there are many things which thou canst not discerne, take thou onely such as thou canst not passe ouer, they are so cleare and euident. In noting the pla­ces, set downe vnder each title only the booke, Chapter, and verse, and not the words, for that will tire thee in the end: As for example, would I ob­serue all the hard places, which [Page] in reading I haue a desire to know the meaning of, that so when I come into the company of Preachers or able Christians, I might haue profitable questi­ons to propound: I would set it downe thus,

Hard places,
Malach. 4. 5.
Malach. 2. 6.

And so of other places: for I giue these on the suddaine but for instance sake. Now when thou hast done thy quarters taske, or thy yeeres taske, then thou maist write out the th [...]isest things, as thou thinkest good, and in the meane time hast the vse of the places for turning to. And if thou shouldest in reading, of thy selfe [Page] remember some title, which thou hast not in this direction, and yet hast a great desire to obserue places of that kinde, by any meanes write it downe, whilest thou thinkest of it, and custome in obseruing will make thee able to bee thine owne Di­rectour hereafter. Looke not at the profit of this course the first weeke, or month: but con­sider, how rich it will make thee at the yeeres end. I am perswaded, if thou feare God, thou wouldst not sell thy collec­tions for a great price, after thou hast gathered them, if it were but for the good, they may doe thee in the euill day, when it shall come vpon thee.

Farewell, the Lord giue [Page] thee a blessing, and pray thou for mee, and remember before thou read to lift vp thy heart to God in some short eiaculati­ons, to beg his blessed assistance, and take heede thou be not vn­thankefull to God for the suc­cesse.

By all meanes striue to keeepe a delight in thy course, and let not thy heart bee too apt to dis­couragement: but reioyce in the Lord. Againe farewell: the Lord keep thee till the day of Christ.

The order of the Bookes, and of reading the whole SCRIPTVRES.

THe Booke you are to read is the Bible: your Bible is diui­ded into 2: parts, the old Testament, and the New.

The olde TESTAMENT containes the Law and the Pro­phets.

The Law is expressed in the fiue bookes of Moses, called the Pentateuche.

The PROPHETS, com­prehend three kindes of wri­tings:

  • [Page 2]1. History (principally) from Iosua to Iob, called the anterior Prophets.
  • 2. Doctrine (principally) from Iob to Esay, called the Hagiographa.
  • 3. Prophesie specially taken (principally) from Esay to the end of Malachy, cal­led the posterior Prophets.

The new Testament containes:

  • 1. History (principally) in the foure Euangelists, and the Actes.
  • 2. Doctrine (principally) in the Epistles.
  • 3. Prophesie in the Reuelation.

That, which you are first then to read, is the Law in the fiue bookes of Moses: which bookes intreate,

1. First of the originall and [Page 3] state of the Church, in the beginning (to whom the Law was giuen) in Genesis.

2. Secondly of the promul­gation or publication of the Law, which was giuen either generally, the lawes Ecclesiasticall, and Politicall together, and so in Exod. 9. or specially and apart, and so the Lawes Ecclesiasticall are giuen in Leuiticus, the Lawes Politicall are giuen in Numbers.

3. Thirdly the repetition of the Law in Deuteronomy.

GENESIS.

IN Genesis you shall read:

  • 1: First of the creation of the Church, chap: 1. 2. 3.
  • 2. Secondly of the consti­tution of the Church. from Chapter 4. to the end.

In the creation obserue the making,

  • First of the World, in which the Church was to liue, Chap. 1.
  • Secondly of Man, of which it was to consist: in whom consider
    • His happinesse, in which hee was made, [Page 5] Chapter 2.
    • His misery, into which he fell, chap. 3.

The constitution of the Church must bee considered as it was in the two worlds: the olde world before the floode, from chap. 4. to 8. and the new world after the floode, of which chapter 8. to the ende of the booke.

In the old world consider.

  • The propagation of sinne and punishment, chap. 4.
  • The conseruation of the Church, chap. 5.
  • The condemnation of that sinfull world:
    • Foretold, chap. 6.
    • Executed, chap. 7.

The story of the new world is considered chiefly in the ages of foure men: that is Noah to ch: 12. Abraham to ch: 25. Isaach [Page 6] to ch: 28. and Iacob from ch: 28. to the end of the booke.

In the history of Noah consi­der,

  • His deliuerance from the De­luge, chap. 8.
  • His blessing from GOD, chap. 9.
  • His Familie and Posteritie.
    • As it was vnited, chap. 10.
    • As it was dispersed through the earth, Chap. 11. where of the election of a peculiar people out of the rest to God, of whom the Church consisted.

In the History of Abraham consider,

  • First his vocation chap: 12. first part.
  • Secondly his peregrination both in Aegipt chap. 12. and in [Page 7] Canaan chap. 13.
  • Thirdly, his dealing,
    • First with Lot chap. 14.
    • Secondly with God: with God I say, who promised him issue chapt. 15. gaue him issue of Sarah chapter 16. and makes his co­uenant with him, chap: 17. to 25.

About the Couenant ob­serue.

  • First the forme of it, chap. 17.
  • Secondly the fruit of it.
    • First on Gods part, which was shewed in the communi­cation.
      • Of Counsells and secrets vnto him Chap. 18.
      • Of Benefits in deliuering L [...]t chap. 19. In suc­couring the weakenesse [Page 8] of Abraham chap. 20. and giuing the promised child chap. 21.
    • Secondly on Abrahams part, who is commended,
      • For the obedience of his faith, chap. 22.
      • For his humanitie, chap. 23.
      • For his piety in disposing of his sonne in marriage, chap. 24.

Thus of Abraham.

The History of Isaach con­taines,

  • His kindred and issue, chap. 25.
  • His trauailes and trou­bles, ch: 26.
  • His prophesie concerning the estate of the Church in the posterity of his two sonnes, ch: 27.

Thus of Isaach.

[Page 9] The History of Iacob is diui­ded according to his threefold peregrination,

  • 1. Into Mesopotamia, where note.
    • His iourney thither, chap. 28.
    • His arriuall and ma­riage, chap. 29.
    • His riches and chil­dren, ch: 30.
  • 2. Into Canaan, where note
    • His iourney, ch: 31.
    • His arriuall, where note
      • His congresse with Esau, chapter 32. 33.
      • His progresse with much griefe and miserie, for there
        • The rauishing of Dina, chap. 34.
        • The death of Ra­chell, [Page 10] chap. 35.
        • The selling of Io­seph, chap. 37.
        • The incest of Iu­da, chap. 38.
  • 3. Into Egipt, where consider
    • 1. The going downe of his children, and so went
      • 1. Ioseph, of whose af­flictions read c: 39. and 40. and digni­tie and preferment chap. 41.
      • 2. The other brethren of whom chap. 42. 43. and 44.
    • 2. The going downe of Iacob himselfe, where consider,
      • 1. His sending for, by Ioseph, chap. 45.
      • 2. His trauailes thi­ther, ch. 46.
      • 3. His abode there, [Page 11] where consider
        • 1. His conference with the King of Egipt, chap. 47.
        • 2. His blessing of Ioseph, ch: 48.
        • 3. His prophesie concerning the posterity of his sons, c: 49.
        • 4. His death and buriall, c: 50.
March: Genesis.
  • [Page 12]1. 1, 2, 3.
  • 2. 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • 3. 8, 9, 10, 11.
  • 4. 12, 13, 14.
  • 5. 15, 16, 17.
  • 6. 18, 19, 20, 21.
  • 7. 22, 23, 24.
  • 8. 25, 26, 27.
  • 9. 28, 29, 30.
  • 10. 31, 32, 33.
  • 11. 34. 35, 36, 37, 38.
  • 12. 39, 40, 41.
  • 13. 42, 43, 44, 45.
  • 14. 46, 47, 48, 49, 50.

EXODVS.

THe booke of Exodus in­treates of the giuing of the law in generall, and so the story intreates of two things;

  • First of the deliuerance of the people of Israell, to whom God was to publish his law, from ch: 1. to ch: 19.
  • Secondly of the Lawes them­selues, chap: 19. to the end of the booke.

In the story of the deliue­rance of the Israelites consider,

  • 1. The occasion of it.
  • 2. The instrument, by whom it was effected.
  • 3. The deliuerance it selfe.
  • [Page 14] 4: The consequents of the de­liuerance.

The occasion was the tyranny of the Aegiptians, ch: 1.

The instrument was Moses, concerning whom the story tels

  • 1: Of his birth, chap. 2.
  • 2: Of his calling, chap. 3.
  • 3: Of his assistant Aaron, ch: 4.
  • 4: Of the speeches he made to the King of Egipt, ch 5. & 6.
  • 5: Of the signes and wonders wrought in Egipt, these signes were either
    • Confirming signes, ch: 7.
    • Or punishment signes, e­uen ten great plagues vp­on the Egiptians, chap. 8. 9. 10. 11.

The deliuerance it selfe, wher­in consider,

  • 1: Their departure out of Ae­gipt, ch. 12.
  • 2: The ratification of it by [Page 15] signes & obseruations, c: 13-
  • 3: Their passage through the red sea, chap. 14.
  • 4. Their thankesgiuing, ch: 15.

The consequents of the deli­uerance were,

  • 1: Prouision of victaile and ne­cessaries, ch: 16.
  • 2: Defence from enemies, c. 17.
  • 3: Administration of iustice, chap: 18.

Thus of the deliuerance of the people: the lawes follow: The Law must bee considered two waies:

  • First as it was giuen by God, chap: 19. to 31.
  • Secondly as it was obeyed by the people, ch: 32. to the end.

In the giuing of the Law con­sider.

  • 1: The preparation, ch: 19.
  • 2: The diuision; For God gaue them:
    • [Page 16]1. Morall Lawes, chap. 20.
    • 2. Iudiciall Lawes, chap. 21. 23.
    • 3. Ceremoniall lawes, chap­ters, 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

The obedience of the people must be considered either in re­spect.

  • 1. Of the morall Law, where note
    • Their transgression, ch: 32.
    • Their reconciliation with God, ch: 33.
    • The restitution of the Law, ch: 34.
  • 2. Of the Ceremoniall Lawe wherein is set downe the sto­ry of the building of the Ta­bernacle, ch: 35. to the end of the booke.
March: Exodus.
  • [Page 17]15. 1, 2, 3.
  • 16. 4, 5, 6.
  • 17. 7, 8, 9, 10, 11.
  • 18. 12, 13, 14.
  • 19. 15, 16, 17.
  • 20. 18, 19, 20.
  • 21. 22, 22, 23.
  • 22. 24, 25, 26, 27.
  • 23. 28, 29, 30, 31.
  • 24. 32, 33, 34.
  • 25. 35. to the end of the booke.

LEVITICVS.

THe booke called Leuiticus intreates,

  • First of Sacrifices.
  • Secondly of sacred Persons.

The Sacrifices must be consi­dered, either in respect,

  • First of their sorts: chapters 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • Secondly of the rites about them, chap: 6. 7.

The sorts of Sacrifices must be considered, as they were di­stinguished either

First by the matter, of which they were, and so they were either,

  • Of liuing creatures chap. 1.
  • Of things without life, chap. 2.

[Page 19] Secondly by the occasions, for which they were, and these were either,

  • Good things receiued from God, chap. 3. or
  • Euill things done by man, chap. 4. 5.

Thus of Sacrifices.

The Persons are either,

  • Publike, of whom, c: 8. to 11.
  • Priuate, ch: 11. to the end.

The publike persons were the Priests, concerning whom ob­serue,

  • First their consecration to their offices, ch: 8.
  • Their execution of their of­fices, ch: 9.
  • Thirdly their transgression in their offices, ch: 10.

The priuate Persons are consi­dered in respect of their sancti­fication, and this sanctification was either,

  • [Page 20]Particular: of one man, ch: 11. to 16. [...]
  • Commune of the whole Church, ch: 16. to the end.

The sanctification of one man in particular is considered of, in respect of the waies by which he was polluted, as

  • 1. By eating, ch. 11.
  • 2. By childbearing, ch. 12.
  • 3. By leprosie, ch: 13. 14.
  • 4. By Fluxe, ch. 15.

The common sanctification of the whole Church is to bee considered,

  • First in things necessary, ch. 16. to 27.
  • 2. In things voluntary, c: vlt.

About things necessary, con­sider,

  • 1. The Lawes, ch: 16. to 26.
  • 2. The obsignation of them by promises & threatnings, 26. The Lawes concerne either [Page 21] Purification for their sinnes, chap. 16. 17. Or
  • Information of their liues, chap. 18. to 26.

The purification was either,

  • Ordinary and annuall, c: 16.
  • Or Extraordinary, ch. 17.

The lawes that concerned the information of their liues were either,

  • Oeconomicall about their ma­riages, ch: 18. Or
  • Politicall, about their cariage abroad with others, chapters 19. 20. Or
  • Ecclesiasticall, which Lawes considered either,
    • Persons, ch. 21. Or
    • Things, ch. 22. Or
    • Times, viz.
      • Dayes, chap. 23. 24.
      • Yeares, cha: 25.
March: Leuiticus.
  • [Page 22]26: 1: 2: 3: 4: 5.
  • 27: 6: 7: 8: 9: 10.
  • 28: 11: 12: 13: 14: 15.
  • 29: 16: 17: 18: 19.
  • 30: 20: 21: 22: 23.
  • 31: 24: 25: 26: 27.

NVMBERS.

THe booke of Numbers in­treates of Lawes, and those Lawes politicall for the most part, that were occasioned by the mustering of the people for their iourney to Canaan.

The History concernes,

  • 1. Their preparation to the iourney, ch: 1. to ch: 11.
  • 2. Their iournies, ch: 11. to 22.
  • 3. Their station or abode, when they came neere to Canaan, chapt. 22. to the ende of the booke.

In their preparation to the iourney obserue,

  • 1: Their mustering or num­bring.
  • [Page 24] 2: The Lawes giuen them.
  • 3: The manner.

The muster was either ci [...] of the people, who are

  • Numbred, ch: 1.
  • Ordred, chap: 2.

Or sacred of the Priests, who are,

  • Numbred, ch: 3.
  • Ordred, chap: 4.

The Lawes are either common to all, about sanctity, in things

  • Necessary, ch: 5.
  • Voluntary, ch: 6.

Or particular.

  • First ciuill for the Tribes, chap: 7.
  • Secondly sacred for the priests and Leuites, ch: 8.

Their manner is double,

  • 1. Of their sanctification, and order, ch: 9.
  • 2. Of their iournies, ch: 10.

Thus of their preparation.

[Page 25] Their iournies are distinguish­ed by a story of eight murmur­ings of the people.

  • The first was for the tedious­nesse of their iourney.
  • The second was for wearines of the Manna, ch: 11.
  • The third was the emulation of Miriam, and Aaron against Moses, chap. 12
  • The fourth was the sedition of the spies
    • murmuring, ch. 13.
    • plagued, ch. 14.
    • reconciled, ch. 15.
  • The fift was the conspiracie of the three Leuites, ch: 16.
  • The sixt was the indignation of the people at the former iudgements, where note
    • Their murmuring, c. 17.
    • Their reconciliation as it respects
    • [Page 26] Persons and rites, ch: 18.
    • The manner, ch. 19.
  • The seuenth was for want of water, chap. 20.
  • The eight was for the tedi­ousnes of the way, ch. 21.

Thus of their iournies.

Their station or abode hath a double story,

  • One concernes the people that were to inherit.
  • The other concernes the in­heritance it selfe.

The people are considered, as they were,

  • Conquerours of their ene­mies, ch. 22.
  • Encountred by magicke arts, ch. 22. 23. 24.
  • Disordred with idolatry and fornication, ch. 25.
  • Reconciled and a new mus­tered, ch. 26.
  • [Page 27] Furnished with a new Prince, chap: 27.
  • Instructed about sacred things.
    • Necessary, ch. 28. 29.
    • Voluntary, chap. 30.

The inheritance is considered,

  • First in a part of it which was
    • Conquered, ch. 31.
    • Disposed, ch. 32.
    • By a digression their iour­nies are reckoned altoge­ther, ch. 33.
  • Secondly in the whole, where consider,
    • The boundes and diuisi­on of the land, ch. 34.
    • The lawes concerning the inheritance, either as it was
      • Sacred, chap. 35.
      • Ciuill, for the peo­ple, chap. 36.
Aprill: Numbers.
  • [Page 28]1. 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • 2. 5, 6, 7, 8.
  • 3. 9, 10, 11.
  • 4. 12, 13, 14, 15.
  • 5. 16, 17, 18, 19.
  • 6. 20, 21, 22.
  • 7. 23, 24, 25, 26.
  • 8. 27, 28, 29, 30.
  • 9. 31, 32, 33.
  • 10. 34, 35, 36.

Deuteronomie.

THe booke of Deuteronomie containes the repetition of the Law, wherein consider,

  • First, how the people are pre­pared to receiue the Law, c. 1. to ch. 5.
  • 2. How the Law is giuen, ch: 5. to ch. 27.
  • 3. How the Law is confirmed, ch. 27. to the end.

The people are prepared.

  • 1. By rehearsall of Gods bles­sings in peace, ch. 1.
  • 2. By good successe in warre, chapters, 2. 3.
  • 3. By counsell, ch: 4.

In the giuing of the law consi­der,

  • [Page 30]1. The propounding of it, c. 5.
  • 2. The expounding of it, this exposition concernes,
    • 1. The morall law: more generally, c: 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. more specially, c. 12. 13
    • 2. The ceremoniall law, ch. 14. 15. 16.
    • 3. The iudiciall law, the iudiciall law I say, as it was either
      • Common to all. c. 17.
      • Singular, and so con­cerned
        • The Priest, c. 18.
        • The people, c. 19.
        • The warre, chap. 20.
        • The courts of ci­uill Iustice, c. 21. to 27.

The law is confirmed,

  • 1. By signes, ch. 27.
  • [Page 31] 2. By promises and threatnings, chap. 28.
  • 3. By the renuing of the coue­nant, ch. 29. 30.
  • 4. By the election of a new Cap­taine, ch. 31.
  • 5. By prophesies, ch: 32. 33. All conclude with the history of Moses death, ch. 34.
Aprill: Deuteronomie.
  • 11. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 12. 5. 6. 7.
  • 13. 8. 9. 10.
  • 14. 11. 12. 13.
  • 15. 14. 15. 16.
  • 16. 17. 18. 19. 20.
  • 17. 21. 22. 23.
  • 18. 24. 25. 26.
  • 19. 27. 28.
  • 20. 29. 30. 31.
  • 21. 32. 33. 34.

Hitherto of the Law, the Pro­phets follow.

[Page 32] The Prophets, that were hi­storicall, intreat of the Church of the Iewes, either

  • Of their comming into Ca­naan, so Ioshua.
  • Or of their condition after they had that I. and for their inheritance, and that
    • 1. Till the captiuity:
      • 1. Vnder Iudges, the bookes of Iudges and Ruth.
      • 2. Vnder Kings, and so the bookes of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles,
    • 2. After the captiuitie; of things done,
      • 1. In Iudea, and so the bookes of Esdras and Nehemiah:
      • 2. In Babilon, and so Hester.

IOSHVA.

COncerning Ioshua three things may be obserued,

  • 1. His calling to the gouerne­ment, ch: 1.
  • 2. His Actes.
  • 1. In time of warre: where note
    • 1. The sending of the spies, chap. 2.
    • 2. Their passing ouer Iordan miraculously with the con­sequents of it, c: 3. 4. 5.
    • 3. The besieging and win­ning of Hierico, ch. 6. 7.
    • 4. The winning of Hai, c. 8.
    • 5. The couenant with the [Page 34] Gibeonites ignorantly made, chap. 9.
    • 6. The victory ouer 5. kings, chap. 10.
    • 7. Battaile with the remnant of the Canaanites, ch: 11.
    • 8. All repeated, ch: 12.
  • 2. In the time of peace:
    • 1. The diuision of the Land, chap. 13. to 21.
    • 2. The dimission of the trans-Iordanians, ch. 22.
    • 3. The celebration of a Par­liament, chap. 23.
  • 3. His death, chap: 24.
Aprill. Ioshua.
  • 22. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • 23. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
  • 24. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  • 25. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
  • 26. 22. 23. 24.

IVDGES.

THe booke of Iudges con­taines the History of the lewes vnder the gouernment of Iudges, where note

  • 1. The occasion of this gouern­ment, ch: 1. 2.
  • 2. The narration of the peoples estate,
    • 1. Vnder Gouernours;
      • 1. Of Hothniel, and Ehud, and Sangar, ch: 3.
      • 2. Of Deborah, ch: 4. 5.
      • 3. Of Gedeon, ch: 6. 7. 8.
      • 4. Of Abimelech, ch: 9.
      • 5. Of Iephtha, c: 10. 11. 12.
      • 6. Of Sampson, chapters 13. to 17.
    • [Page 36] 2. Without Gouernours, whereof their monstrous sinnes, and ciuill warre, ch. 17. to the end.
Aprill: Iudges.
  • 27. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • 28. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.
  • 29. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  • 30. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.

RVTH.

THe booke of Ruth entreates of Ruth a moabitish woman, and so

  • 1. Of her piety: wherein of
    • 1. Her conuersion, ch. 1.
    • 2. Of her conuersation, ch. 2.
  • 2. Of her mariage, as it was
    • 1. Procured, ch. 3.
    • 2. Celebrated, ch. 4.
May: Ruth.
  • 1. 1. 2. 3. 4.

Hitherto of the history of the Iewes vnder Iudges, their estate vnder Kings till their captiuity followes, and that

  • [Page 38]1. First, as the kingdome was vnited, where the kings were first,
    • 1. By election, of those, 1 Samuel.
    • 2. By succession of these, 2 Samuel.
  • 2. Secondly as the kingdome was diuided,
    • 1. Vnder Salomon, 1 Kings.
    • 2. Vnder other Kings, 2: Kings.
  • 3. As it was in both estates more fully vnfolded in the 1: and 2: of Chronicles.

I: SAMVEL.

THe first booke of Samuel in­treates of the estate of the Iewes vnder their Kings Elect: where note,

  • 1. The time of the change of gouernment, viz. in the daies of Samuel, whose birth is des­cribed, ch: 1. and part of the second.
  • 2. The occasion of the change, viz. the wickednes, both
    • Of Helies sonnes, which is
      • Discouered, & threat­ned, ch: 2. 3.
      • Punished, c: 4. 5. 6 7.
    • And of Samuels sons, c: 8.
  • [Page 40] 3. The story of the Kings, viz.
    • 1. Of Saul, of whose, both
      • Election, as he was Called, ch: 9.
      • Confirmed by Inaguration, c. 10.
      • Consent of the people, ch. 11.
      • Resignation of Samuel, ch. 12.
      • And reiection with the causes of it, ch. 13. 14. 15.
    • 2. Of Dauid.

The history of Dauid contains things, that befell him

  • First in his prosperous estate, as
    • Vocation to the kingdome, chap. 16.
    • Victory ouer Goliah, c: 17.
  • Secondly in his aduersity, & these concerne,
    • 1. His exile and banishment, where note
      • [Page 41]The cause, ch. 18.
      • The sorts of his exile, In his owne countrey, chap. 19. 20.
      • Without the Country. Amongst the Phili­stims, ch. 21.
      • Amongst the Moa­bites, ch. 22.
    • 2. His persecutions consi­dered.
      • 1. In the grieuousnesse of them, which appeares
        • By the diuersitie of the places, whither he fled, c: 23. 24. 35. 26.
        • By his flight to the e­nemies, with whom he was faine to liue, where what hee did, ch. 27. 28. 29. 30.
      • 2. In the end of them, chap. 31.
May. 1. Samuel.
  • [Page 42]2. 1. 2. 3.
  • 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  • 4. 9. 10. 11. 12.
  • 5. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  • 6. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
  • 7. 23. 24. 25. 26.
  • 8. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.

2: SAMVEL.

THe 2: booke of Samuel in­treates of the kingdome by succession, wherein of

  • 1. The vnlawfull Successor, of whose
    • Promotion to the king­dome, ch: 1. 2.
    • Deiection from the kingdome, ch: 3. 4.
  • 2. The true Successor, viz. Da­uid of whose
    • Inauguration, ch: 5.
    • Gouernment, as it was
      • First good, and that
        • In religious things, chap. 6. 7.
        • In warre, ch: 8.
        • [Page 44] In politicall things, ch. 9. 10.
      • 2. Secondly euill, where note
        • His sinnes committed chap. 11.
        • Confessed, chap. 12. His punishmentes, which were either
          • 1. Internall, & dome­sticall, as
            • 1. The incest of Ammon, c: 13.
            • 2. The sedition of Absalon, where­in note
              • The occasion, chap. 14.
              • The beginning of it, ch: 15.
              • The progression of it, ch. 16.
              • The issue of it, ch: 17. 18. 19.
          • [Page 45] 2. Externall and pub­like: these must be considered,
            • 1. In the sorts of them, viz.
              • The sedition of Ziba, ch. 20.
              • The famine, c. 21.
            • 2. In the euents of them,
              • 1. Good, viz.
                • Thankesgiuing, chap. 22.
                • Prophesie, c: 23.
              • 2. Euill, ch. 24.
May: 2. Samuel.
  • 9. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 10. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  • 11. 11. 12. 13.
  • 12. 14. 15, 16, 17, 18. 19.
  • 13. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

1: KINGS.

THe first booke of Kings in­treates concerning the kingdome,

  • 1. In the increase vnder Salo­mon, where
    • 1. The instituting of Salomon to be King, ch: 1.
    • 2. The conseruation of him in the kingdome, ch. 2. 3.
    • 3. The administration of the kingdome, wherein his glory is shewed,
      • 1. In his family, and sub­iects, ch: 4.
      • 2. In his buildings both of the Temple, and his owne house, c: 5. 6. 7. 8. 9
      • [Page 47] 3. In his riches, chap. 10.
  • 2. In the decrease, concerning which consider
    • 1. The occasions, or causes of it, viz. The sinnes of Salomon, and the iustice of God.
    • 2. The beginnings of it, where consider
      • 1. The Authours of the diuision Rhehoboam▪ and Ieroboam, of whom ch: 12. 13. 14.
      • 2. Their successors whose raignes are handled
        • More briefly, c: 15.
        • More largely in the raigne of Ahab from ch: 16. to the end.
May: 1: Kings.
  • [Page 48]14: 1: 2: 3: 4.
  • 15: 5: 6: 7: 8: 9:
  • 16: 10: 11: 12: 13: 14.
  • 17: 15. 16: 17: 18:
  • 18: 19: 20: 21: 22.

2. Kings.

THe second booke of Kings containes a history of the decrease of the kingdomes of Israel and Iuda, and they are considered,

  • First in their continuance and defection together, and so the story entreates of them two waies:
    • First apart where the suc­cession and actes of the Kings of Israel are noted, as of
      • Ahasiah, ch. 1.
      • Ioram, from ch. 2. to 9.
      • Iehu, ch. 9. 10.
      • Ioash, ch. 11. 12.
      • Iehoas and Ioas toge­ther, 13.
    • [Page 50] 2. Secondly together both the kingdomes are consi­dered in their story from ch: 14. to 18.
  • 2. Secondly in a speciall storie about the destruction of the Iewish kingdome, where consider,
    • 1. Their decay, ch. 18. 19. 20. 21.
    • 2. Their repaire, ch. 22. 23.
    • 3. Their finall destruction, chap. 24. to the end.
May. 2. Kings.
  • 19. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • 20. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
  • 21. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  • 22. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
  • 23. 22. 23. 24. 25.

1: Chronicles.

THe first booke of the Chro­nicles intreates,

  • First of the beginning of the kingdome of Israell, where obserue the Genealogie,
    • 1. Generall of the world and all nations from Adam to Iacob, chap. 1.
    • 2. Particular of the nation of the Israelites in their 12. Tribes, ch. 2. to 9.
  • 2. Of the administration of the kingdome,
    • 1. Vnder Saul, ch: 9. 10.
    • 2. Vnder Dauid, in whom consider,
      • 1. His entrance into his [Page 52] kingdome, where note,
        • His inauguration, chap. 11.
        • His followers, chapters, 11. 12.
        • His care of religion, chap. 13.
        • His confirmation in the kingdome, ch. 14.
      • 2. His acts,
        • 1. In the progresse of his raigne both
          • 1. Good; and these For religion and Gods seruice, chap. 15. 16. 17.
            • For the warre, chap. 18. 19. 20.
          • 2. Euill, ch: 21. Secondly towards the end of his raigne in his old age, where note
            • First his courses a­gaine for religion, [Page 53] chap. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26.
            • Secondly, his order for the Common­wealth, chap. 27.
            • Thirdly, the parlia­ment a litle before his death, with the euent of it, chap. 28. 29.
May. 1. Chronicles.
  • 24: 1: 2: 3: 4: 5: 6.
  • 25: 7: 8: 9: 10.
  • 26: 11: 12: 13: 14.
  • 27: 15: 16: 17.
  • 28: 18: 19: 20: 21:
  • 29. 22: 23: 24: 25: 26.
  • 30. 27: 28: 29.

2. Chronicles.

THe second booke of Chro­nicles intreates of the king­dome of Israel,

  • First in the increase vnder Sa­lomon, of whom consider
    • His vertues, ch: 1.
    • His buildings both sacred ch. 2. to 8. and ciuill, ch. 8.
    • His condition and death, ch. 9.
  • 2. Secondly in the decrease in the raignes of
    • Rhehoboam, chap. 10. 11. 12.
    • Abiah, chap. 13.
    • Asia, ch. 14. 15. 16.
    • Iehosophat, ch. 17. 18. 19. 20.
    • Ioram, ch. 21.
    • [Page 55] Ahasia, ch. 22.
    • Ioash, ch. 23. 24.
    • Amasia, ch. 25.
    • Uzziah, ch. 26.
    • Iotham, ch. 27.
    • Ahaz. ch. 28.
    • Hezechiah, ch. 22. 30. 31. 32.
    • Manasses, ch. 33.
    • Ammon, ch. 33.
    • Iosiah, ch. 34. 35.
    • Iehohaas,Chap. 36.
      Iehoiacim,
      Iechoniah,
      Zedechiah,
Iune: 2. Chronicles.
  • [Page 56]1. 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • 2. 5, 6, 7.
  • 3. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.
  • 4. 13, 14, 15, 16.
  • 5. 17, 18, 19, 20.
  • 6. 21, 22, 23, 24.
  • 7. 25, 26, 27, 28.
  • 8. 29, 30, 31, 32.
  • 9. 33, 34, 35, 36.

EZRA.

THe booke of Ezra intreats of the returne of the people from Babilon, where

  • 1. Of the manner of it, ch. 1. 2.
  • 2. Of the end: viz. therestoring of religion and gouernment, chap. 3.
  • 3. The hinderances,
    • 1. Raised: both by
      • Samaritans, chap. 4.
      • And the Gouernour of the land of Canaan, c. 5.
    • 2. Remooued,
      • By Cyrus, chap. 6.
      • By Ezra, of whose iourny, chap. 7. 8.
      • And reformation, which he wrought, chap. 9. 10.
Iune: Ezra:
  • [Page 58]10. 1, 2, 3.
  • 11. 4, 5, 6.
  • 12. 7, 8, 9, 10.
Nehemiah.
  • 13. 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • 14. 5, 6, 7.
  • 15. 8, 9, 10.
  • 16. 11, 12, 13, 14.
Hester.
  • 17. 1, 2, 3.
  • 18. 4, 5, 6.
  • 19. 7, 8, 9, 10.

Nehemiah.

THe booke of Nehemiah in­treates,

  • First of the repaire of the buil­dings, and so
    • Of the causes of it, ch: 1. 2.
    • Of the worke it selfe, as
      • Begunne, ch. 3.
      • Hindered, ch. 4. 5. 6.
      • Finished, ch. 6.
  • 2. Of reformation, both
    • Politicall, and
    • Ecclesiasticall, ch. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

ESTER.

THe booke of Ester con­taines a story of the deliue­rance of the Iewes, and that mi­raculously, where you may note

  • 1. The meanes of it, viz. Hester chap. 1. 2.
  • 2. The manner of it, where note
    • 1. The greatnesse of the dan­ger, ch. 3.
    • 2. The degrees of deliue­rance:
      • 1. The intercession of the Queene, chap. 4. 5.
      • 2. The frustrating of the [Page 61] deuise of Haman, chap. 6. 7.
  • 3. The consummation of it, where
    • The reuocation of the decree, chap. 8.
    • The punishing of ad­uersaries, ch. 9.
    • The tranquillitie of the Iewes, ch. 10.

Hitherto of the historicall Prophets. The dogmaticall Prophets, or such as wrote Nar­rations of doctrine chiefly, fol­low, and these wrote

  • Either of a singular and par­ticular subiect, as Iob: Or
  • Of a common subiect belon­ging to all, and so did both
    • Dauid in meeter, the Psalmes.
    • And Salomon,
      • In Prose, Prou. Eccles.
      • In Verse, Canticles.

IOB.

THe booke of Iob containes,

  • First, a Dialogue in which note,
    • 1. The occasion, viz.
      • His prosperitie, ch. 1.
      • His aduersitie, ch. 2.
      • His sinne, chap. 3.
    • 2 The sorts, and so obserue the speeches,
      • 1. Of the Disputants,
        • 1.
          • Eliphas, ch. 4. 5.
          • Iob, ch. 6. 7.
        • 2.
          • Bildad, ch. 8.
          • Iob, ch. 9. 10.
        • 3.
          • Zophar, ch. 11.
          • Iob, ch. 12. 13. 14.
        • [Page 63] 4.
          • Eliphas, ch. 15.
          • Iob, ch, 16. 17.
        • 5.
          • Bildad, ch. 18.
          • Iob, ch. 19.
        • 6.
          • Zophar, ch. 20.
          • Iob, ch. 21.
        • 7.
          • Eliphas, ch. 22.
          • Iob. ch. 23. 24.
        • 8.
          • Bildad, ch. 25.
          • Iob. ch. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31.
      • 2. Of the moderators,
        • 1. Elihu, ch. 32. 33.
        • 2. God, 34. 35. 36. 37. and so to 41.
  • 2. Secondly an Epilogue, wher­in obserue the confession and restitution of Iob, ch: 42.
Iune: Iob.
  • [Page 64]20. 1, 2, 3.
  • 21. 4, 5, 6, 7.
  • 22. 8, 9, 10.
  • 23. 11. 12. 13, 14.
  • 24. 15, 16, 17, 18.
  • 25. 19. 20. 21.
  • 26. 22. 23. 24.
  • 27. 25, 26, 27, 28.
  • 28. 29, 30, 31.
  • 29. 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37.
  • 30. 38, 39, 40, 41, 42.

Prouerbes.

THe booke of Prouerbes in­treates of rules of life,

  • 1. Generall about piety, where­in note
    • 1. What we must doe, ch. 1. 2. 3. 4. 8. 9.
    • 2. What we must auoide, ch. 5. 7.
  • 2. Speciall, and so the life of man is formed by all sorts of rules:
    • Politicall.
    • Oeconomicall.
    • Morall, from ch. 10. to the end of the booke.
Iuly. Prouerbes.
  • [Page 66]1. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 2. 5. 6. 7.
  • 3. 8. 9. 10.
  • 4. 11. 12. 13.
  • 5. 14. 15. 16.
  • 6. 17. 18. 19.
  • 7 20. 21. 22.
  • 8. 23. 24. 25.
  • 9 26. 27. 28.
  • 10. 29. 30. 31.

Ecclesiastes.

THe booke of Ecclesiastes intreates,

  • 1. Of the vanitie of all earthly things prooued by Salomons obseruations,
    • 1. In his owne estate, ch: 1. 2.
    • 2. In the conditions of all sorts of other men, ch. 3. to ch. 10.
  • 2. Of rules to bee obserued in this vaine life of ours, ch. 10. 11. 12.
Iuly: Ecclesiastes.
  • 11. 1. 2. 3.
  • 12. 4. 5. 6.
  • 13. 7. 8. 9.
  • 14. 10. 11. 12.

Canticles.

THe Canticles containe ex­cellent descriptions of the loue betwixt Christ, and the Church, set downe Dialogue­wise in seuerall speeches:

  • Of Christ and the Church, c. 1.
  • Of the Church & Christ, c. 2.
  • Of the Church, ch. 3.
  • Of Christ, ch. 4.
  • Of the Church, ch. 5.
  • Of the Church & Christ, c. 6.
  • Of the Church, ch. 7. 8.
Iuly. Canticles.
  • 15. 1, 2, 3.
  • 16. 4, 5, 6.
  • 17. 7. 8.

ESAY.

THe booke of Esay contains Prophesies,

  • 1. Legall, and these
    • 1. Reproue and correct the sinnes of the Iewes, ch. 1. to the 11. with comfort to the Elect, ch. 11. 12.
  • 2. Threaten,
    • 1. The enemies of Gods people, wherenote
      • The Nations partica­larly threatned, from ch. 23. to ch. 24.
      • The generall vses of these threatnings, ch. 24. 25. 26. 27.
    • 2. The Israelites, ch. 28.
    • 3. The Iewes themselus, whose captiuitie is denounced with mixture of comforts [Page 70] for the godly in the things of a better world in Christ ch. 29. to ch. 36.
    • Or thirdly are historicall, ch. 36. 37. 38. 39.
  • 3. Are Euangelicall,
    • 1. Concerning deliuerance from and preseruation in the captiuitie, ch: 40. to 49.
    • 2. Concerning the kingdom of Christ, about which there are eight Sermons or speeches,
      • 1. Of Christ, c. 49. 50. 51.
      • 2. Of God, ch. 52.
      • 3. Of the Prophers ex­pounding
        • [...]. The story of Christ, ch. 53.
        • 2. The fruite of the king­dome of Christ, c. 54.
      • 4. Of God promising, c. 55. Exhorting, ch: 56. 57
      • [Page 71] 5. Of the Prophet repro­uing hy pocrisie, c. 58 59. Exciting the Church, chap. 60.
      • 6. Of Christ, ch. 61. 62.
      • 7. Of the Church, ch. 63. 64. 65.
      • 8. Of God, chap. 66.
Iuly. Esay.
  • 18. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 19. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  • 20. 9. 10. 11. 12.
  • 21. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  • 22. 17. 18. 19. 20.
  • 23. 21. 22. 23. 24.
  • 24. 25. 26. 27.
  • 25. 28. 29. 30. 31.
  • 26. 32. 33. 34.
  • 27. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39.
  • 28. 40. 41. 42.
  • [Page 72] 29. 43, 44, 45.
  • 30. 46, 47, 48.
  • 31. 49, 50, 51.
August. Esay.
  • 1. 52. 53. 54.
  • 2. 55, 56, 57.
  • 3. 48, 59, 60.
  • 4. 61, 62, 63.
  • 5. 64, 65, 66.

IEREMY.

THe booke of Ieremy hath three things,

  • 1. A Prologue concerning the calling of the Prophet, ch. 1.
  • 2. Sermons that concerne,
    • 1. The Iewes: either in Iudea in the raigne of
      • Iosiah, ch. 2. 10 ch. 21.
      • Zedechiah, ch. 21. 10 25.
      • Iehoiachim, c. 25. 26. 27
      • Zedechiah againe, ch. 28. to 35.
      • Iehoiachim againe, ch. 31. to 36.
      • Of Zedechia againe, c. 37. to 43.
      • Orin Egipt, chap. 34. to 46.
    • 2. The enemies of the Iewes, [Page 74] from, ch. 46. to ch. 52.
  • 3. An Epilogue historical, c, 52.
August. Ieremie,
  • 6. 1. 2. 3.
  • 7. 4. 5. 6.
  • 8. 7. 8 9.
  • 9. 10. 11. 12.
  • 10. 13. 14. 15.
  • 11. 16. 17. 18.
  • 12. 19. 20. 21.
  • 13. 22. 23. 24.
  • 14. 25. 26. 27.
  • 15. 28. 29. 30.
  • 16. 31. 32. 33.
  • 17. 34. 35. 36.
  • 18. 37. 38. 39.
  • 19. 40. 41. 42.
  • 20. 43. 44. 45.
  • 21. 46. 47. 48.
  • 22. 49. 50. 51. 52.

Lamentations.

THe Lamentations containe the mournings,

  • Of the Church, ch. 1.
  • Of the Prophets, ch. 2.
  • Of the Church, ch. 3.
  • Of the Prophet, ch. 4.
  • Of the Church, ch. 5.
August. Lamentations.
  • 23. 1. 2.
  • 24. 3. 4. 5.

Ezechiell.

THe booke of Ezechiell, containes

  • 1. The Preface, which concer­neth,
    • 1. God and his maiesty, c. 1.
    • 2. The Prophet, and his
      • Fearefulnesse, ch. 2.
      • Confirmation, ch. 3.
  • 2. The prophesies themselues, which containe,
    • 1. Chiefly obiurgation or re­proofe of the impiety of the Iewes, with their iudge­ments in 17. Sermons, from ch. 4. to ch. 25.
    • 2. Commination against the enemies of the Iewes, in 8. Sermons, from ch: 25. to ch. 33.
    • [Page 77] 3. Exhortation and encou­ragements to the Iewes, both to repentance, and the hope of deliuerance in 6. Sermons, from ch. 33. to ch. 40.
    • 4. Consolation in one conti­nued prophesie of their spirituall deliuerance by Christ: in Visions, c. 40. to the end of the booke.
August. Ezechiell.
  • 25. 1. 2. 3.
  • 26. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  • 27. 8. 9. 10. 11.
  • 28. 12. 13. 14.
  • 29. 15. 16. 17.
  • 30. 18. 19. 20.
  • 31. 21. 22. 23. 24.
September.
  • 1. 25. 26. 27 28.
  • 2. 29. 30. 31. 32.
  • [Page 78] 3. 33. 34. 35.
  • 4. 36. 37. 38.
  • 5. 39. 40. 41.
  • 6. 42. 43. 44.
  • 7. 45. 46. 47. 48.

DANIEL.

THe booke of Daniel con­taines,

  • 1. A history of things done both in the Babylonian and Persian kingdomes, c. 1. [...]07.
  • 2. A prophesie of things to be done,
    • 1. Many calamities to be ex­ecuted, ch. 7. to 12.
    • 2. The finall deliuerance and glory of the Elect, ch. 12.
September. Daniel.
  • 8. 1. 2. 3.
  • 9. 4. 5. 6.
  • 10. 7. 8. 9.
  • 11. 10. 11. 12.

HOSEA.

THe Prophesie of Hosea is either,

  • Parabolicall, and so the prophe­sie is,
    • 1. Propounded, ch. 1.
    • 2. Applied, ch. 2.
    • 3. Repeated, ch. 3.
  • Or plaine, and so it is either,
    • A commination & inuectiue in three Sermons:
      • The first, chap. 4.
      • The second, chap. 5. 6. 7.
      • The third, chap. 8. 9. 10.
    • Or a consolation, ch. 11. 12. 13. 14.
September, Hosea.
  • 12. 1. 2. 3.
  • 13. 4. 5. 6. 7.
  • 14. 8. 9. 10.
  • 15. 11. 12. 13. 14.

IOEL.

THe Prophesie of Ioel con­taines

  • 1. A commination of famine, chap. 1.
  • 2. An exhortation to repen­tance, chap. 2.
  • 3. A consolation to the peni­tent, chap. 3.

AMOS.

THe Prophesie of Amos containes,

  • 1. A commination, both
    • Against the enemies of Gods people, chap. 1.
    • [Page 81] And against the Iewes, and Israelites:
      • 1. In plaine words against
        • Their idolatry, ch. 2.
        • Their violence, ch. 3.
        • Their iniquity, pride, inhumanity, and luxu­rie, chap. 4. 5. 6.
      • 2. In a threefold type, ch. 7. 8. 9.
    • 2. A consolation, from the 11 of ch. 9. to the end.

OBADIAH.

THe Prophet OBADIAH doth

  • Terrifie, to 12. verse.
  • Dehort, to verse 17.
  • Comfort, to the end.

IONAH.

THe Prophesie of Ionah, dis­cribes the two callings of Ionah;

  • In the first there is
    • The manner, chap. 1.
    • The effect, viz. his praier, chap. 2.
  • In the second there is,
    • His Sermon to the Nine­uites, with their repen­tance, chap. 3.
    • The effect of their repen­tance in Ionah, ch. 4.

MICAH.

THe Prophesie of Micah containes fiue Sermons,

  • The 1. hath in it threatnings a­gainst the whole kingdome, ch. 1. 2.
  • The 2. hath in it threatnings a­gainst the Magistrates, c. 3.
  • The 3. hath in it a consolation in God, & the Messiah, c. 4. 5.
  • The 4. a commination, ch. 6.
  • The 5. a consolation againe, c. 7.

NAHVM

THe Prophet Nahum threa­tens destruction to the As­srians, which is

  • Propounded, chap. 1.
  • [Page 84] The meanes shewed, ch. 2.
  • The cause, viz. their sinnes, chap. 3.

HABACVK.

THe Prophesie of Habacuk containes,

  • 1. A Dialogisme between God and the Prophet, c. 1. 2.
  • 2. A praier, ch. 3.

ZEPHONIAH.

THe Prophesie of Zephonie hath three Sermons,

  • 1. A commination, ch. 1.
  • 2. An exhortation, ch. 2.
  • 3. A mixture hauing in it both commination and consolati­on, chap. 3.

HAGGEI.

THe Prophet Haggei,

  • 1. Exhorts to the building of the Temple, chap. 1.
  • 2. Comforts them especially with his prophesie of the kingdome of Christ, ch. 2.

ZACHERIAH

THe Prophesie of Zachery containes,

  • 1. Types and Visions, which are,
    • 1. Hortatory, generall to all the people, ch. 1. 2. speci­all to the Priests, ch. 3. 4.
      • 2. Monitory, ch. 5. and 6.
      • [Page 86] 3. Consolatory, chap. 6.
    • 2. Sermons,
      • 1. Doctrinall, of things pre­sent about Gods seruice, chap. 7. 8.
      • 2. Propheticall of things, that concerne Christs
        • Incarnation, ch. 9. 10.
        • Passion, 11. 12. 13.

MALACHY.

THe Prophet Malachy

  • First chides:
    • For perfidiousnesse in Gods seruice, ch. 1.
    • For pollution of mariage and blasphemies, ch. 2.
  • Secondly, comforts in the promise,
    • 1. Of Christ, ch. 3.
    • 2. Of his fore-runner, c. 4.
September. Ioel.
Amos.
  • 17. 1. 2. 3.
  • 18. 4. 5. 6.
  • 19. 7. 8. 9.
Obadiah. Ionah.
  • 20. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Micah.
  • 21. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 22. 5. 6. 7.
Nahum.
  • 23. 1. 2. 3.
Habacuc.
  • 24. 1. 2. 3.
Zephaniah.
  • 25. 1. 2. 3.
September. Haggei.
Zacharie.
  • 27. 1. 2. 3. 4.
  • 28. 5. 6. 7. 8.
  • 29. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
Malachy.
  • 30. 1. 2. 3. 4.

THE NEW Testament.

MATHEW.

THe Euangelist St Mathew intreates of things, that concerne

  • 1. The person of Christ, as his birth, ch. 1. his education, c. 2.
  • 2. His office, where consider,
    • 1. The preparation to his of­fice: both
      • In his fore-runner Iohn
        • Baptist, ch. 3.
      • And in himself, who was
        • Baptised, ch. 3.
        • Tempted, ch. 4.
    • [Page 90] 2. The execution of his of­fice,
      • 1. Propheticall in teaching: His doctrine must bee considered,
        • 1. As briefly propoun­ded in one Sermon, chap. 5. 6. 7.
        • 2. As more largely ex­pounded and confir­med, and so
          • 1. He teacheth & con­firmes it by mira­cles of all sorts, from ch. 8. to c 19.
          • 2. Hee reproues and confuteth the pra­ctise, and doctrine of the Pharises, from c. 19. to c. 24.
          • 3. He prophesieth of the destruction of Ierusalem, and the world, ch. 24. 25.
      • [Page 91] 2. Sacerdotall or priestly in his passion, and sacri­fice for the sinnes of the world, ch. 26 27.
      • 3. Regall, in respect of the beginning and the manifestation of it, chap. 28.
October. Mathew.
  • 1. 1. 2. 3.
  • 2. 4. 5.
  • 3. 6. 7.
  • 4. 8. 9. 10.
  • 5. 11. 12.
  • 6. 13. 14.
  • 7. 15. 16. 17.
  • 8. 18. 19. 20.
  • 9. 21. 22. 23.
  • 10. 24. 25.
  • 11. 26. 27. 28.

MARKE.

SAINT Marke intreates,

  • 1. Of the life of Christ, and therein
    • 1. Of his fore-runner, ch. 1.
    • 2. Of things said or done by him,
      • 1. Before his transfigura­tion, and so reporteth both his oracles, and mi­racles from ch. 2. to c. 9.
      • 2. In his transfiguration, chap. 9.
      • 3. After his transfiguration
        • 1. Before his entrance into the holy City, chap. 10.
        • 2. In his entrance, where note,
          • 1. His disputation, [Page 93] chap. 12.
          • 2. His prediction, chap. 13.
  • 1. Of the passion of Christ, where
    • 1. Of the things, that went before it, ch. 14.
    • 2. Of the manner of it, ch. 15.
    • 3. Of the consequents of it, viz. his buriall, his resur­rection, and assention, chap. 16.
October. Marke.
  • 12: 1: 2.
  • 13: 3: 4.
  • 14: 5: 6.
  • 15: 7: 8.
  • 16: 9: 10.
  • 17. 11: 12.
  • 18. 13: 14.
  • 19. 15. 16.

LVKE.

SAINT Luke intreates,

  • 1. Of the life of Christ,
    • 1. Priuate, where of
      • His conception, ch. 1.
      • His birth and education, chap. 2.
    • 2. Publike in preaching the Gospell, where
      • 1. How he was prepared chap. 3.
      • 2. How he executed it.
        • 1. Alone,
          • By teaching, ch. 4.
          • By doing, ch. 5.
        • 2. With others, viz. his disciples, both
          • The 12. Apostles whom he calleth and instructeth, ch. 6. 7. 8. and sendeth, ch. 9.
          • [Page 95] And the 70. disci­ples, ch. 10.
  • 2. Of his death, where of
    • 1. The antecedents of it.
    • 2. The manner of it.
    • 3. The consequents of it.
  • 1. The antecedents of his death were the things hee did, and spake.
    • 1. In his iourny to Ierusa­lem, where he taught:
      • 1. Of the inward worship of God, where
        • First of praier, c. 11.
        • 2. Of faith, chap. 12.
        • 3. of repentance, both
          • In the causes,
            • Moouing to it, chap. 13.
            • Hindering of it, chap. 14. and
          • In the effects of it, c. 15.
  • 2. Of the outward worship of God, where note,
    • [Page 96]1. What wee must auoide, viz. the abuse of riches, c. 16.
      • Scandall, chap. 17.
      • 2. What we must do, c. 18.
    • 2. When hee came to Hieru­salem, where note
      • How he was receiued, c. 19.
      • How he disputed, ch. 20.
      • How he prophesied, ch. 21.
      • 2. The manner of his death, chap. 22. 23.
      • 3. The consequents of his death, ch. 24.
October. Luke.
  • 20. 1. 2.
  • 11. 3. 4.
  • 22. 5. 6.
  • 23. 7. 8.
  • 24. 9. 10.
  • 25. 11. 12.
  • 26. 13. 14.
  • 27. 15. 16.
  • 28. 17. 18.
  • 29. 19. 20.
  • 30. 21. 22.
  • 31. 23. 24.

IOHN.

SAINT Iohn intreates,

  • 1. Of the person of Christ, c. 1.
  • 2. Of the office of Christ, which he performed in his iourny.
    • 1. To the feast of the passouer.
      • 1. In Cana, from whence he set out, ch. 2.
      • 2. While hee abode at the feast, ch. 3.
      • 3. In his returne by Sama­ria, ch. 4.
    • 2. To the feast of Pentecost, where
      • He cured the palsie, c. 5.
      • He fed the people, c. 6.
    • 3. To the feast of Taberna­cles, where note
      • 1. His comming to Hieru­salem, ch. 7.
      • 2. His abode in Hierusa­lem, [Page 98] where
        • 1. His disputation, c. 8.
        • 2. His workes, chap. 9.
        • 3. His Sermon, ch. 10.
      • 3. His departure from thence, c. 11.
    • 4. To the celebration of the true Passouer: where note about his death,
      • 1. What went before,
        • 1. His deeds, viz.
          • Entrance into the city, chap: 12.
          • Washing his Disci­ples feete, ch. 13.
        • 2. His speeches,
          • 1. At supper time, c. 14
          • 2. As they went to the garden:
            • 1. Monitory, ch. 15.
            • 2. Consolatory, c. 16
            • 3. Supplicatory, c. 17
      • 2. The manner of his death and passion, ch: 18. 19.
      • [Page 99] 3. The consequents of it' viz. his appearance to his Disciples,
        • Conuersing in Iudea, chap. 20.
        • Fishing in Galile, ch. 21.
Nouember. Iohn.
  • 1. 1. 2.
  • 2. 3. 4.
  • 3. 5. 6.
  • 4. 7. 8.
  • 5. 9. 10.
  • 6. 11. 12.
  • 7. 13. 14.
  • 8. 15. 16.
  • 9. 17. 18.
  • 10. 19. 20. 21.

ACTES.

THe Actes of the Apostles containe a history,

  • First generall of all the Apo­stles: where
    • 1. Of their assembling toge­ther, chap. 1.
    • 2. Of their gifts, ch. 2.
    • 3. Of their sayings, ch. 3.
  • 2. Especiall,
    • 1. Of Peter with Iohn, and o­thers, chap. 4. 5.
    • 2. Of Steuen, ch. 6. 7.
    • 3. Of Philip, ch. 8.
    • 4. Of Peter alone: of whose
      • Miracles, ch. 9.
      • Doctrine:
      • [Page 101] Propounded, ch. 10.
      • Defended, ch. 11.
      • Imprisonment and deli­uerance, ch. 12.
    • 5. Of Paul and his trauailes,
      • 1. With Barnabas, c. 13. 14.
      • 2. With Silas, of whose
        • 1. Departure, where of the first counsell at Hierusalem, ch. 15.
        • 2. Abode in Asia, ch. 16. In Graecia, ch. 17.
        • 3. His returne, ch. 18.
      • 3. For the Ephesians, where consider,
        • 1. From whence hee went, ch. 18. v. 23.
        • 2. By what Places, ch. 19. 20.
        • 3. Whither he came:
          • First to Hierusalem, & what befell him there ch. 21. 22. 23.
          • Secondly to Caesarea, [Page 102] and what was done, Vnder Faelix, ch. 42. Vnder Festus, ch. 25. Vnder Agrippa, 26. And lastly to Rome, chap. 27. 28.
Nouember. Actes.
  • 11. 1. 2.
  • 12. 3. 4.
  • 13. 5. 6. 7.
  • 14. 8. 9.
  • 15. [...]0. 11.
  • 16. 12. 13.
  • 17. 14. 15. 16.
  • 18. 17. 18. 19.
  • 19. 20. 21. 22.
  • 20. 23. 24. 25.
  • 21. 26. 27. 28.

ROMANS.

IN the Epistle to the Romans he intreates,

  • 1. Of iustification, ch. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • 2. Of sanctification, ch. 6 7. 8.
  • 3. Of predestination, c. 9. 10. 11.
  • 4. Of good workes, ch. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

1. Corinthians.

IN the first Epistle to the Co­rinthians,

  • 1. He reproues,
    • For Schismes and factions and hearkning to ambiti­ous [Page 104] Teachers, ch: 1. 2. 3. 4. For incest and fornication chap. 5.
    • For going to Law, ch. 6.
  • 2. He disputeth,
    • About mariage, ch. 7.
    • About things indifferent, ch. 8. 9. 10.
    • About the Sacrament of the supper, ch. 11.
    • About the right vse of spiri­tuall gifts, ch. 12. 13. 14.
    • About the resurrection, c. 15.
  • 3. He concludes about collecti­ons and matters of saluation chap. 16.

2. Corinthians.

IN the second Epistle to the Corinthians.

  • 1. He makes Apologie for him­selfe against diuers aspersions ch. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
  • [Page 105] 2. He exhorts,
    • To holy life and patience, & of shunning needlesse society with the wicked, ch. 6.
    • To auoide iudging ill of him, ch. 7.
    • To mercy and liberalitie, chap. 8. 9.
    • To the sincere respect of him and his Apostelshippe & ministery, ch. 10. 11. 12.
  • 3. He concludes, ch. 13.

Galathians.

IN the Epistle to the Galathians

  • 1. Hee reprooues their backesli­ding, ch. 1.
  • 2. He intreates of iustification, chap. 2. 3. 4.
  • 3. He exhorts to good workes, chap. 5. 6.

Ephesians.

IN the Epistle to the Ephesians he intreates,

  • 1. Of matter of faith, ch. 1. 2. 3.
  • 2. Of workes, chap. 4. 5. 6.

Philippians.

IN the Epistle to the Philippi­ans he makes,

  • 1. A narration of his loue to them, of his afflictions and desire of death, ch. 1.
  • 2. He exhorts,
    • To loue and humility, ch. 2.
    • To warinesse and progresse both in assurance and san­ctitie, ch. 3.
  • 3. He concludes,
    • 1. with particular exhortation.
    • 2. With generall commen­dation, ch. 4.

Colossians.

IN the Epistle to the Colossians he intreates of matters,

  • Of faith, ch. 1. 2.
  • Of life, chap. 3. 4.

1. Thessalonians.

IN the Epistle to the Thessalo­nians he intreates,

  • Of their conuersion, ch. 1.
  • Of the meanes of it, ch. 2.
  • Of the fruite of it, viz. his maruellous loue to them, and care for them, ch. 3.
  • Of directions for their liues, chap. 4. 5.

2. Thessalonians.

IN the second Epistle to the Thessalonians,

  • He comforts, ch. 1.
  • He prophesieth, ch. 2.
  • He exhorts, chap. 4.

1. TIMOTHY.

IN the first Epistle to Timothy,

  • He confuteth the erronious Doctors, ch. 1.
  • He exhorteth about prayer and apparrell, ch. 2.
  • He enformeth concerning the dutie of Byshops and Dea­cons, ch. 3.
  • He prophesieth of the last and euill times, ch. 4.
  • He ordereth Church Gouer­nours, ch. 5.
  • He taxeth seuerall abuses, c. 6.

2. TIMOTHY.

IN the second Epistle to Ti­mothy,

Hee exhorteth him to perseue­rance:

  • In the duties of his cal­ling, ch. 1.
  • In Christian warfare, c. 2.
  • [Page 109] He prophesieth, ch. 3.
  • Hee chargeth about preach­ing, and so concludeth, c. 4.

TITVS.

IN the Epistle to Titus hee in­treates of the duty,

  • Of Ministers, chap. 1.
  • Of Hearers, chap. 2. 3.

HEBREWES.

IN the Epistle to the Hebrewes he entreates;

  • 1. Of Christ, and so
    • 1. Of his person.
      • His Diuine nature, ch. 1.
      • His humane nature, ch. 2.
    • 2. Of his office, as
      • Prophet, ch. 3. 4.
      • Priest, ch. 5. to 10.
  • 2. Of the duties of Christians, and so
    • Of faith, ch. 11.
    • Of holy life, ch. 12. 13.

IAMES.

IN the Epistle of Iames he in­treates,

  • Of patience, right hearing the word, and true religion, ch. 1.
  • Of loue and iustification by workes, ch. 2.
  • Of the tongue, and wisedome, chap. 3.
  • Of contentions, and presump­tion, ch. 4.
  • Of oppression, and swearing, and praier, and admonition, ch. 5.

1. PETER.

THe first Epistle of Peter hath in it matter,

  • Of consolation, ch. 1. to v. 13.
  • Of exhortation, v. 13. of 1. ch. to v. 8. of ch. 3.
  • Of dehortation, chap. 3. v. 8. to the end.

[Page 111] And these againe are handled:

  • Exhortation, ch. 4. to v. 12.
  • Consolation, v. 12. to the end of ch. 4.
  • Dehortation impliedly, With the conclusion, ch. 5.

2. PETER.

IN the 2. Epistle of Peter,

  • He exhorts to holines, c. 1.
  • He threatens wicked Teachers, and Apostates, chap. [...].
  • He prophesieth of the day of iudgement, ch. 3.

1. IOHN.

IN the first Epistle of Iohn hee intreates,

  • Of the benefits of Christ. ch. 1.
  • Of the office of Christians,
    • In loue, ch, 2. 3. 4.
    • In faith, ch. 5.

REVELATION.

IN the Reuelation is contained

  • A history of the state of the Churches then, ch. 1. 2. 3.
  • A prophesie.
    • Of the world, c. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
      • Of the Church.
        • In her battailes, ch. 10. to 17.
        • In her victories, ch. 17. 18. 19. 20.
        • In her eternall glory, chap. 21. 22.
Nouember. Romans.
  • 22. 1. [...]2.
  • 23. 3. 4.
  • 24. 5. 6.
  • 25. 7. 8.
  • 26. 9. 10.
  • 27. 11. 12. 13.
  • [Page 113] 28. 14. 15. 16. 1. Corinthians.
  • 29. 1. 2. 3.
  • 30. 4. 5. 6.
Decemb
  • 1. 7. 8.
  • 2. 9. 10.
  • 3. 11. 12.
  • 4. 13. 14.
  • 5. 15. 16. 2. Corinthians.
  • 6. 1. 2.
  • 7. 3. 4.
  • 8. 5. 6.
  • 9. 7. 8. 9.
  • 10. 10. 11.
  • 11. 12. 13. Galathians.
  • 12. 1. 2.
  • 13. 3. 4.
  • 14. 5. 6. Ephesians.
  • 15. 1. 2.
  • 16. 3. 4.
  • 17. 5. 6. [Page 114] Philippians.
  • 18. 1. 2.
  • 19. 3. 4. Colossians.
  • 20. 1. 2.
  • 21. 3. 4. 1. Thessalonians.
  • 22. 1. 2. 3.
  • 23. 4. 5. 2. Thessalonians.
  • 24. 1. 2. 3. 1. Timothy.
  • 25. 1. 2.
  • 26. 3. 4.
  • 27. 5. 6. 2. Timothy.
  • 28. 1. 2.
  • 29. 3. 4. Titus.
  • 30. 1. 2.
  • 31. 3. and Phil [...].
Ianuary, Hebrewes.
  • 1. 1. 2.
  • 2. 3. 4.
  • [Page 115] 3. 5. 6. 7.
  • 4. 8 9.
  • 5. 10. 11.
  • 6. 12. 13. I [...]s.
  • 7. 1. 2. 3.
  • 8. 4. 5. 1. Peter.
  • 9. 1. 2.
  • 10. 3. 4. 5. 2. Peter.
  • 11. 1. 2. 3. 1. Iohn.
  • 12. 1. 2. 3.
  • 13. 4. 5.
  • 14. 2. and 3. of Iohn with Iude. Reuelation.
  • 15. 1. 2. 3.
  • 16. 4. 5. 6.
  • 17. 7. 8. 9.
  • 18. 10. 11. 12.
  • 19. 13. 14. 15.
  • 20. 16. 17. 18.
  • [Page 116] 21. 19. 20.
  • 22. 21. 22. Psalmes.
  • 23. 1. 2. 3. 4 5. 6. 7.
  • 24. 8. 9. 10. 11.
  • 25. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.
  • 26. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21.
  • 27. 22. 23. 24. 25.
  • 28. 26. 27. 28. 29.
  • 29. 30. 31. 32. 33.
  • 30. 34. 35. 36.
  • 31. 37. 38. 39. 40.
February.
  • 1. 41. 42. 43. 44.
  • 2. 45. 46. 47. 48.
  • 3. 49. 50. 51.
  • 4. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56.
  • 5. 57. 58. 59. 60.
  • 6. 61. 62. 63. 64.
  • 7. 65. 66. 67.
  • 8. 68. 69.
  • 9. 70. 71 72.
  • 10. 73. 74. 75. 76.
  • 11. 77. 78.
  • [Page 117] 12. 79. 80. 81.
  • 13. 82. 83. 84. 85.
  • 14. 86. 87. 88.
  • 15. 89. 90.
  • 16. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95.
  • 17. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100.
  • 18. 101. 102. 103.
  • 19. 104. 105. 106.
  • 20. 107. 108. 109. 110.
  • 21. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117.
  • 22. 118. 119. the halfe.
  • 23. 119. the other halfe, 120. 121. 122.
  • 24. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 129.
  • 25. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136.
  • 26. 137. 138. 139. 140. 401. 142.
  • 27. 143. 144. 145.
  • 28. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150.

Rules or Titles of things to be obserued in reading.

PLaces that in reading I found sensible comfort in.

Places that in the reading of them I found did rebuke corruption in my nature or practise.

Places that shew the priuiledges of the godly aboue all other men.

Places that shew the affection I should beare to God.

Places that shew mee, how to cary my selfe in the Church.

Places that shew mee, how to cary my selfe in the family.

Promises that may comfort mee against the burthen of my daily infirmities.

Comforts against inward tenta­tions and afflictions of spirit.

Promises to establish me against the feare of falling away.

Promises that may comfort mee against outward crosses.

[Page] Grounds or places that shew mee diuers points of religion, that I could infallibly rest vpon & liue and die in the assurance of them.

Hard places that I would faine be resolued for the meaning of them,

Comfortable places concerning prayer.

Places that direct me in my parti­cular calling.

Places that shew mee, how to cary my selfe toward the wicked, espe­cially when I must needes bee in their company.

Comforts against death.

Places that shew the glory of hea­uen.

Places that set out the terror of hell.

Choice sentences to be learned without booke.

Sentences for children to learne, briefly expressing the chiefe points of religion.

Places against Hypocrisie.

[Page] The most memorable sayings of the godly in their seuerall estates.

Places that in reading I thinke might be wonderfull fit to com­fort, or admonish, or direct such and such a friend.

Miscellanea or places I would faine remember, but I know not to what head to referre them.

RVLES of the second sort.

Places that iustifie our auoiding of worldly society with wicked men.

Places that iustifie a precise re­spect of the least sinne.

Places that concerne the strict keeping of the Sabboth.

Places that shew, that the godly haue stil bin reproched & slandered

Places that shew, that wee must be sorrow for our sinnes.

Places that shew, that the godly haue had all sorts of crosses.

Places that shew, that euen in the visible Church many times but a remnant shall be saued.

FINIS.

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