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And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding 11 seed, and the fruit-tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth : and it was so. And the earth brought 12 forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind : and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning were the 13 third day. And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament 14
ways are judgment: just and right is he. spring forth; so the Lord God will cause Deut. xxxii. 4. The Lord shall rejoice in his righteousness and praise to spring forth before works. Ps. civ. 31.
all the nations. Isa. Ixi. 11. The earth bring11 Let the earth bring forth, &c.] And eth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then (the Lord made) every plant of the field before the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. it was in the earth, and every herb of the Mark iv. 28. field before it grew. Gen. ii. 5. As for the The herb, &c.] For as the rain cometh earth, out of it cometh bread. Job xxviii. 5. down, and the snow from heaven, and reHe causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, turneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and herb for the service of man, that he may and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may bring forth food out of the earth; and wine give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil so shall my word be that goeth forth out of to make his face to shine, and bread which my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, strengtheneth man's heart. The trees of the but it shall accomplish that which I please ; it Lord are full of sap; where the birds make shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. their nests. Ps. civ. 14-17. Who maketh Isa. lv. 10, 11. The kingdom of heaven is grass to grow upon the mountains ? Ps. cxlvii. likened unto a man which sowed good seed in 8. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of his field: but while men slept, his enemy the field, shall he not much more clothe you, came and sowed tares among the wheat, and O ye of little faith? Matt. vi. 30. For the went his way.
But when the blade was earth which bringeth forth herbs meet for sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then apthem by whom it is dressed, receiveth bless- peared the tares also. Matt. xiii. 24, 25, 26. ing from God. Heb. vi. 7.
For every tree is known by his own fruit. For Fruit after his kind, &c.] I have given you of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a every herb bearing seed which is upon the bramble bush gather they grapes. Luke vi. 44. face of all the earth, and every tree in the Now he that ministereth seed to the sower, which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed. Gen. both minister bread for your food, and muli. 29. And out of the ground made the Lord tiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the of your righteousness. 2 Cor. ix. 10. Whatsight, and good for food. And the Lord God soever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of Gal. vi. 7. the garden thou mayest freely eat. Gen. ii. 9. 14 Let there be lights, &c.] (Take ye 16. And he (that walketh not in the counsel therefore good heed), lest thou lift up thine of the ungodly) shall be like a tree planted by eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the fruit in his season. Ps. i. 3. For he (that trust- host of heaven, shouldest be driven to woreth in the Lord) shall be as a tree planted by the ship them, and serve them, which the Lord waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by thy God hath divided unto all nations under the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, the whole heaven. Deut. iv, 19.
Upon but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be whom doth not his light arise ? How, then, careful in the year of drought, neither shall can man be justified with God? or how can cease from yielding fruit. Jer. xvii. 88. Every he be clean that is born of a woman ? Betree which bringeth not forth good fruit, is hold even to the moon, and it shineth not ; hewn down, and cast into the fire. Matt. iii. yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. Job 10. Ye shall know them by their fruits. xxv. 3. 5. Hast thou commanded the mornMatt. vii. 16. For the earth bringeth forth ing since thy days; and caused the dayfruit of herself. Mark iv. 28. For a good spring to know his place, that it might tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit, neither take hold of the ends of the earth, that the doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. wicked might be shaken out of it ? It is Luke vi. 43. For every tree is known by his turned as clay to the seal: and they stand own fruit. Luke vi. 44. Can the fig-tree, my a garment. Job xxxviii. 12, 13, 14. brethren, bear olive berries? James iii. 12. When I consider thy heavens, the work of
12 The earth brought forth.) For as the thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the gar- thou hast ordained: what is man, that thou den causeth the things that are sown in it to art mindful of him, and the son of man, that
of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be 15 for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years : And let them
be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the
thou visitest him ? Ps. viii. 3, 4. The heavens up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time declare the glory of God, and the firmament, appointed, on our solemn feast-day. Ps. sheweth his handy work. Day unto day ut- lxxxi. 3. And when I shall put thee (Egypt) tereth speech, and night unto night shewethout, I will cover the heaven, and make the knowledge. There is no speech nor language stars thereof dark: I will cover the sun with where their voice is not heard. Their line is a cloud, and the moon shall not give her gone out through all the earth, and their light. All the bright lights of heaven will I words to the end of the world : in them hath make dark over thee, and set darkness upon he set a tabernacle for the sun. His going thy land, saith the Lord God. Ezek. xxxii. forth is from the end of the heaven, and his 7, 8. The gate of the inner court, that circuit unto the ends of it, and there is no- looketh toward the east, shall be shut the thing hid from the heat thereof. Ps. xix. 1, six working days; but on the sabbath it 2, 3, 4. 6. . The day is thine, the night also shall be opened, and in the day of the new is thine; thou hast prepared the light and the moon it shall be opened. Ezek. xlvi. 1. sun: thou hast set all the borders of the earth: The earth shall quake before "them” (“ the thou hast made summer and winter. Ps. locusts”) the heavens shall tremble.
The sun Ixxiv. 16, 17. He appointed the moon for and the moon shall be dark, and the stars seasons: the sun knoweth his going down, shall withdraw their shining. Joel ii. 10. Thou makest darkness, and it is night. Ps. And I will shew wonders in the heavens, and civ. 19, 20. Thy faithfulness is unto all ge- in the earth: blood and fire, and pillars of nerations. They continue this day according smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkto thine ordinances. Ps. cxix. 90, 91. (O give ness, and the moon into blood, before the thanks unto the Lord :) to him that made great and the terrible day of the Lord come. great lights: the sun to rule by day; the moon Joel ii. 30, 31. The sun and the moon shall and stars to rule by night, for his mercy en- be darkened, (in the day of the Lord) and the dureth for ever. Ps. cxxxvi. 7, 8, 9. Praise stars shall withdraw their shining. Joel üi. ye him, sun and moon : praise him all ye stars 15. Seek him that maketh the seven stars of light. He hath also established them for and Orion, and turneth the shadow of death ever and ever: he hath made a decree which into the morning, and maketh the day dark shall not pass. Ps. cxlviii. 3. 6. Lift up your with night. Amos v. 8. I will cause the sun eyes on high, and behold who hath created to go down at noon, (in the day of Israel's these things, that bringeth out their host by end), and I will darken the earth in the clear number: he calleth them all by names, by day. Amos viii. 9. We have seen his (the the greatness of his might, for that he is strong Messiah's) star in the east (said the wise men) in power; not one faileth. Isa. xl. 26.
Thus and are come to worship him. Matt. ii. 2. saith the Lord, which giveth the sun for a When it is evening, ye say, it will be fair light by day, and the ordinances of the moon weather, for the sky is red; and in the mornand of the stars for a light by night. Jer. ing, it will be foul weather to-day, for the sky xxxi. 35. Thus saith the Lord, if ye can is red and lowring. Matt. xvi. 2, 3. Immebreak my covenant of the day, and my cove- diately after the tribulation of those days (at nant of the night, and that there should not be Christ's coming) shall the sun be darkened, day and night in their season; then will I cast and the moon shall not give her light: and away the seed of Jacob, and David my ser- the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers vant. Jer, xxxiii. 20. 26.
of the heavens shall be shaken. Matt. xxiv. And let them be for signs, &c.] While the 29. But in those days, after that tribulation, earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall cold and heat, and summer and winter, and not give her light, And the stars of heaven day and night, shall not cease. Gen. viii. 22. shall fall, and the powers that are in heaven I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be shall be shaken. Mark xiii. 24, 25. And for a token of a covenant between me and the there shall be signs in the sun, and in the earth. Gen. ix. 13. Let the stars of the twi- moon, and in the stars, and upon the earth light thereof (of the day in which Job was distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea born) be dark : let it look for light, but have and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing none : neither let it see the dawning of the them for fear, and for looking after those day. Job iii. 9. Canst thou bind the sweet things which are coming on the earth: for the influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of powers of heaven shall be shaken. Luke xxi. Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazaroth 25, 26. And the sun was darkened (when in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus Christ gave up the ghost), and the vail of the with his sons ? Knowest thou the ordinances temple was rent in the midst. Luke xxiii. 45. of heaven? Job xxxviii. 31, 32, 33. Blow And I will show wonders in heaven above,
earth: and it was so. And God made two great lights; the 16 greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. And God set them in the firmament of 17 the heaven to give light upon the earth, And to rule over the day 18 and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness : and God saw that it was good. And the evening and the morning 19 were the fourth day. And God said, Let the waters bring forth 20
and signs in the earth beneath, blood and fire, sun and moon: praise him, all ye stars of light. and vapour of smoke: the sun shall be turned Ps. cxlviii. 3. For the stars of heaven, and into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the constellations thereof, shall not give their that great and notable day of the Lord come. light, (in the day of Babylon's destruction) Aets ii. 19, 20. And I beheld when he (the the sun shall be darkened in his going forth ; angel) had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, and the moon shall not cause her light to there was a great earthquake; and the sun shine. Isa. xiii. 10. Then (in the punishment became black as sackcloth of hair, and the of the kings of the earth) the moon shall be moon became as blood. Rev. vi. 12. And confounded, and the sun ashamed, when the the fourth angel sounded, and the third part Lord of hosts shall reign in Mount Zion, and of the sun was smitten, and the third part of in Jerusalem, and before his ancients glori. the moon, and the third part of the stars; so ously. Isa. xxiv. 23. I form the light, and as the third part of them was darkened, and create darkness (said God). Isa. xlv. 7. The the day shone not for a third part of it, and sun and moon stood still in their habitation : the night likewise. Rev. viii. 12. And he at the light of thine arrows, &c. they went. opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a Hab. iii. 11. Iminediately after the tribulasmoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great tion of those days, (of Christ's coming) shall furnace; and the sun and the air were dark- the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not ened by reason of the smoke of the pit. Rev. give her light, and the stars shall fall from ix. 2.
heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall 16 To rule the day, &c.] (Take ye there- be shaken. Matt. xxiv. 29. Now, from the fore good heed,) lest thou lift up thine eyes sixth hour (at the crucifixion) there was darkunto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, ness over all the land unto the ninth hour. and the moon, and the stars, even all the host Matt. xxvii. 45. There is one glory of the of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, sun, and another glory of the moon, and anoand serve them, which the Lord thy God hathther glory of the stars; for one star differeth divided unto all nations under the whole from another star in glory. 1 Cor. xv. 41. heaven. Deut. iv. 19. Then spake Joshua And the fourth angel poured out his vial to the Lord, in the day when the Lord de- upon the sun ; and power was given unto him to livered up the Amorites before the children scorch men with fire. And men were scorched of Israel: Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon, with great heat, and blasphemed the name and thou moon in the valley of Ajalon. And of God, which hath power over these plagues : the sun stood still, and the moon stayed : And and they repented not to give him glory. there was no day like that before it, or after Rev. xvi. 8, 9. And the city had no need of it. Josh. x. 12, 13, 14. If I beheld the sun the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: when it shined, or the moon walking in for the glory of God did lighten it, and the brightness; and my heart hath been secretly Lamb is the light thereof. Rev. xxi. 23. enticed, &c. This also were an iniquity. Job 17 Set them, &c.] I do set my bow in the xxxi. 26, 27. When the morning stars sang cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant together, (who laid the corner-stone of the between me and the earth. Gen. ix. 13. Hast earth?) Job xxxviii. 7. When I consider thou commanded the morning since thy days, thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the and caused the day-spring to know his place ? moon and the stars which thou hast ordained, Job xxxviii. 12. O Lord, our God, how exwhat is man that thou art mindful of him ? cellent is thy name in all the earth! who hast Ps. viii. 3. His (the sun's) going forth is set thy glory above the heavens. Ps. viii. 1. from the end of the heaven, and his circuit The Lord commanded us, saying, I have set unto the ends of it; and there is nothing hid thee to be a light of the Gentiles, that thou from the heat thereof. Ps. xix. 6. The day shouldest be for salvation unto the ends of the is thine, the night also is thine; thou hast earth. Acts xiii. 47. prepared the light and the sun. Ps. Ixxiv. 16. 20 Let the waters, &c.] And God blessed (o give thanks unto the Lord :) to him that them, (the creatures which he had made) saymade great lights; for his mercy endureth foring, be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waever. The sun to rule by day; the moon and ters in the seas; and let fowl multiply in stars to rule by night; for his mercy endureth the earth. Gen. i. 22. And out of the ground for ever. Ps. cxxxvi. 7, 8, 9. Praise ye him, the Lord God formed every beast of the field,
abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may 21 fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven. And God
created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which
the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every 22 winged fowl after his kind : and God saw that it was good. And
God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the 23 waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. And the
and every fowl of the air. Gen. ii. 19. Bring whale's belly, so shall the Son of Man be three forth with thee every living thing that is with days and three nights in the heart of the thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, earth. Matt. xii. 40. and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon Brought forth abundantly.] Bring forth the earth; that they may breed abundantly in with thee ( said God to Noah) every living the earth, and be fruitful and multiply upon thing that is with thee. Gen. viii. 17. And the earth. Gen. viii. 17. O Lord, how mani- you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth fold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein. them all: the earth is full of thy riches. So Gen. ix. 7. And the children of Israel were is this great and wide sea ; wherein are things fruitful, and increased abundantly, and mulcreeping innumerable, both small and great tiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty; and the beasts. Ps. civ. 24, 25. (Praise the Lord) land was filled with them. Erod. i. 7. And beasts and all cattle, creeping things, and the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, flying fowl. Ps. cxlviii. 10. He giveth to (as a plague to Egypt). Erod. viii. 3. all life and breath, and all things. Acts xvii. 22 God blessed, &c.] And God blessed 25.
them (the creatures which he had made), and Moving creature, &c.] He (Solomon) spake God said unto them, be fruitful and multiply, also of beasts, and of fowl, and of creeping and replenish the earth, and subdue it. Gen. things, and of fishes. 1 Kings iv. 33.
i. 28. Bring forth with thee (said God to Life, &c.] And to every beast of the earth, Noah) every living thing that is with thee, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing of all Aesh, both of fowl and of cattle, and of that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is every creeping thing that creepeth upon the life, I have given every green herb for meat. earth, that they may breed abundantly in the Gen. i. 30. For there is a man whose labour earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the is in wisdom, and in knowledge, and in equity; earth. Gen. viii. 17. And God blessed Noah yet to a man that hath not laboured therein, and his sons, and said unto them, be fruitful, shall he leave it for his portion. This also is and multiply, and replenish the earth. Gen. vanity, and a great evil. Eccles. ii. 21. ix. 1. And Laban said unto him, I pray thee,
21 Great whales, &c.] Of fowls after their if I have found favour in thine eyes, tarry, for kind, and of cattle after their kind: of every I have learned by experience that the Lord creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two hath blessed me for “thy" (Jacob's) sake. of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep Gen. xxx. 27. And God said unto him (Jathem alive. Gen. vi. 20. They, and every cob), I am GOD ALMIGHTY, be fruitful and beast after his kind, and all the cattle after multiply; a nation and a company of nations their kind, and every creeping thing that shall be of thee, and kings shall come out of creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and thy loins. Gen. xxxv. 11. For I will have every fowl after his kind, every bird of every respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and sort, (entered into the ark.) Gen. vii, 14. multiply you, and establish my covenant with Every beast, every creeping thing, and every you (* who keep my commandments"). Lev. fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth xxvi. 9. So the Lord blessed the latter end after their kinds, went forth out of the ark. of Job more than the beginning. Job xlii. 12 Gen. viii. 19. Am I a sea, or a whale, that Othat men would praise the Lord for his thou settest a watch over me? Job vii. 12, goodness, and for his wonderful works to the Dead things are formed from under the waters, children of men! He blesseth them also, so and the inhabitants thereof. Job xxvi. 5. that they are multiplied greatly, and suffereth There (in the sea) is that Leviathan whom not their (Israel's) cattle to decrease. Ps.cvii. thou hast made to play therein. Ps. civ. 26. 31. 38. Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine Thou (Pharaoh) art as a whale in the seas. by the sides of thine house, thy children like Ezek. xxxii. 2. Now the Lord had prepared olive-plants round about thy table. The Lord a great fish to swallow up Jonah : and Jonah shall bless thee out of Zion, and thou shalt was in the belly of the fish, three days and see the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy three nights. Jonah i. 17. And the Lord life. Ps. cxxviii. 3. 5. Rid me, and deliver spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah me (said David) from the hand of strange upon the dry land. Jonah ii. 10. For as children. That our garners may be full, afJonas was three days and three nights in the fording all manner of store, that our sheep
evening and the morning were the fifth day. And God said, Let 24 the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind : and it was so. And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and 25 cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good. And God said, 26 Let us make man in our image, after our likeness : and let them
may bring forth thousands, and ten thousands breath of all mankind? Job xii. 8. 10. By in our streets : that our oxen may be strong to his spirit he hath garnished the heavens. Job labour. Happy is that people that is in such xxvi. 13. a case, yea, happy is that people whose God is 26 Let us make man, &c.] And the Lord the Lord. Ps. cxliv. 11. 13, 14. The blessing God said, behold the man is become as one of the Lord it maketh rich, and he addeth no of us, to know good and evil. Gen. üïi. 22. sorrow with it. Prov. x. 22.
Go to, let us go down, and there confound 24 Let the earth bring forth.] Of fowls their language, that they may not understand after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, one another's speech. Gen. xi. 7. But none of every creeping thing of the earth after his saith, where is God my maker? Job xxxv. 20. kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, Know ye that the Lord he is God, it is he to keep them alive. Gen. vi. 20. They (Noah that hath made us, and not we ourselves. Ps. and his sons, fc.) and every beast after his c. 3. Let Israel rejoice in him that made kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and him. Ps. cxlix. 2. But now, O Lord, thou every creeping thing that creepeth upon the art our father, we are the clay, and thou our earth after his kind, and every fowl after his potter; and we all are the work of thy hand. kind, every bird of every sort. And they Isa. Ixiv. 8. But Jesus answered them, my went in unto Noah into the ark. Gen. vii. Father worketh hitherto, and I work. John v. 14, 15. Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion, 17. If a man love me, he will keep my words, or fill the appetite of the young lions, when and my Father will love him, and we will they couch in their dens, and abide in the come unto him, and make our abode with covert to lie in wait ? Job xxxviii. 39, 40. him. John xiv. 23. For there are three that Knowest thou the time when the wild goats bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, of the rock bring forth? or canst thou mark and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one. when the hinds do calve? Who hath sent 1 John v. 7. out the wild ass free? or who hath loosed the In our image.] In the day that God crebands of the wild ass? Will the unicorn beated man, in the likeness of God made he him. willing to serve thee? or abide by thy crib ? Gen. v. ). Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by Hast thou given the horse strength ? hast man shall his blood be shed, for in the image thou clothed his neck with thunder ? Job of God made he man. Gen. ix. 6. God hath xxix. 1. 5. 9. 19. Behold now Behemoth made man upright, but they have sought out which I made with thee, he eateth grass as many inventions. Eccles. vii. 29. (God) hath an ox. Job xl. 15. I will take no bullock made of one blood all nations of men : for in out of thy house, nor he-goats out of thy him we live, and move, and have our being. folds; for every beast of the forest is mine, We are the offspring of God. Acts xvii. 26. and the cattle upon a thousand hills. Ps. I. 28, 29. (Man) is the image and glory of God. 9, 10. The high bills are a refuge for the 1 Cor. xi. 7. We all, with open face, bewild goats. The young lions roar after their holding as in a glass, the glory of the Lord, prey, and seek their meat from God. Man are changed into the same image from glory goeth forth unto his work, and to his labour to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. until the evening. Ps. civ. 18. 21. 23. Beasts 2 Cor. iii. 18. The god of this world hath and all cattle, creeping things and flying fowl, blinded the minds of them which believe not, (praise the Lord). Ps. cxlviii. 10.
lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, 25 Made the beast, &c.] And out of the who is the image of God, should shine unto ground the Lord God formed every beast of the them. Cor. iv. 4. (1 say therefore and tesfield, and every fowl of the air, and brought tify in the Lord,) that ye put on the new man, them unto Adam, to see what he would call which, after God, is created in righteousness them; and whatsoever Adam called every and true holiness. Ephes. iv. 24. (Christ) living creature, that was the name thereof. who is the image of the invisible God, the And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to first-born of every creature; for by him were the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the all things created. Col. i. 15, 16.
Put on field. Gen. ii. 19, 20. Speak to the earth, the new man, which is renewed in knowledge and it shall teach thee, and the fishes of the after the image of him that created him. Col. sea shall declare unto thee. In whose hand iii. 10. " Therewith” (“ by the tongue") bless is the soul of every living thing, and the we God, even the Father, and therewith curse