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the Spirit of Knowledge, and of the fear of the Lord. Meekness; 1 Cor. iv.21.-fhall I come unto you in the Spirit of Meeknefs? Gal. vi. 1. - if a Man be overtaken in a faultrestore such an ore in the Spirit of Meekness. Grace; Zech.xii. 10.-I will pour upon the houfe of David-the Spirit of Grace. Truth; 17o. iv. 6.- Hereby know we the Spirit of Truth.

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VIII. Sometimes both the SUPERIOR and INFERIOR FACULTIES of the Mind, or Man, are joined together, and represented by the fame Words promifcuously;

As in Pfal. cxliii. 3. the enemy hath perfecuted my Soul. 4. therefore is my Spirit overwhelmed -6. my Soul thirfteth after thee.-7. my Spirit faileth.-8.-I lift up my Soul unto thee. -12. destroy all them that afHlict my Soul. Luke i. 46,47. my Soul doth magnify the Lord, and my Spirit hath rejoyced. 1Theff.v. 23. -I pray God your whole Spirit, and Soul, and Body be preferved blameless. Heb. iv. 12. the word of God is quick-piercing even to the dividing afunder of Soul and Spirit :which takes in what is termed both the fenfitive and rational Soul. v. Peirce in Heb. iv.12.

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In these feveral Senfes do the Words above, and fome others ufually fubftituted for them, (fuch as Cor, nn præcordia, 7 jecur, by renes, y vifcera, xapdia, Jupos, es, Den, λaxa, with their derivatives and compounds) occur in Holy Scripture: and in many places they are figuratively applied to the Deity. -- The words and ftand often alfo πνευμα IX. For the HOLY GHOST and his Gifts; and

X. For good and evil ANGELS; as may be seen any Concordance or Lexicon.

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But neither do these Words, nor any other, fo far as I can find, ever ftand for a purely immaterial Principle in Man, or a Subftance (whatever fome may imagine they mean by that Word) wholly feparable from and independent of the Body; as may perhaps appear more fully, when we examine the Paffages ufually cited for that purpose.

I proceed, in the next place, to confider what account the Scriptures give of that State to which Death reduces us. And this we find reprefented by Sleep; by a negation of all Life, Thought, or Action; by Reft or Home; Silence, Oblivion, Deftruction, or Corruption.

I. SLEEP.

First, In the case of good men. Deut. xxxi. 16. the Lord faid unto Mofes, Behold, thou shalt fleep with thy fathers. 1 Kings i. 21. when my lord the king fhall fleep with his fathers ii. 10. So David flept with his fathers. xi. 43. Solomon. xv. 24. Aja. xxii. 50. Jehoshaphat. 2 Kings xv.7.-Azariah. Jotham, .38. So 2 Chron.ix. 31. xiv. 1. xvi. 1. xxi. 13. xxvi. 23. xxvii. 9. xxxii. 33.

Job iii.13. For now should I have lien still and been quiet, I fhould have flept; then had I been at reft; 14. with Kings and Counsellors of the earth. vii. 21.- Why doft thou not pardon my tranfgreffion? for now fhall I fleep in the duft. xiv. 11, 12. As the waters fail from the fea, and the

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the flood decayeth and drieth up; fo man lieth down and rifeth not, till the heavens be no more; they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their Sleep. [v. Cleric.] Pf. xiii.3.- lighten mine eyes, left I fleep the Sleep of death. P. xvii.3.- Thou haft vifited me in the night, thou haft tried me, and shalt find nothing. 15. I fhall be fatisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. Matt. xxvii. the graves were opened, and many bodies of Saints that flept, arofe. Jo. xi. 11. our friend Lazarus Дeepeth; but I go that I may awake him out of Sleep. 13.-Jefus fpake of his Death. Acts vii. 60. He kneeled down and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this Sin to their charge. And when he had faid this, he fell asleep. xiii.36.David, after he had ferved his own generation by the will of God, fell on Sleep, and was laid unto his fathers. I Cor. xv.6.- He was feen of above five hundred brethren at once: of whom the

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greater part remain but fome are fallen asleep. 18. Then they also which are fallen asleep in Chrift, are perifhed. now is Chrift become the first-fruits of them that sept.—51.— we shall not all fleep, but we shall all be changed. 1 Theff.iv.13.- I would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that are afleep.14.-them - which fleep in Jefus, will God bring with him.—15.— -15.- we which are alive fhall not prevent them that are asleep. v. 10. who died for us, that whether we wake or fleep, we should live together with him. 2 Pet. iii. 4. fince the fathers fell asleep all things continue as they were.

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Secondly, In the cafe of bad Men. 1K. xiv. 20.-Jeroboam-flept with his Fathers. So

31.of Rehoboam. xv.8.—Abijam. —xvi.6.— Baasha.-28.-Omri.-xxii.40.-Abab. -2K. viii. 24. Joram. x.35.—Jebu. -xiii. 9.-Jeboabaz.-13.-Joafb. xiv. 16.-Jeboash.-29. -Jeroboam. xv. 22. -Menahem. -xvi. 20. — Abaz.-xxi.18.-Manaffeb. -xxiv.6.-Jehoiakim. So 2Chron. xii. 16. xxvii.9. xxxiii. 20.

P. lxxvi. 5. The ftout-hearted are spoiled, they have flept their Sleep. Jer.li.39. Fer.li.39.- I will make them drunken, that they may fleep a perpetual Sleep, and not wake. 1 Cor. xi.30. For this caufe many are weak and fickly among you, and many Леер.

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Thirdly, in the cafe of all men. Dan.xii. 2. Many of them that fleep in the Duft of the Earth fhall awake, fome to everlasting Life, &c. Compare Job. v. 28, 29. the Hour is coming, in the which all that are in their Graves fhall hear his Voice, and fhall come forth; they that have done Good, unto the Refurrection of Life, &c.

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II. Death is reprefented by a negation of all LIFE, THOUGHT, or ACTION, even to good Men. Job iii. 11. Why died I not from the Womb?13. for now fhould I have lien fill. 16. as an hidden untimely Birth I had not been; as Infants which never faw Light. xiv. 10. Man dieth and where is be? 14. If a Man die, fhall he live again? [v. Chappelow on y.12.] Pf.vi. 5.—in Death there is no remembrance of thee. xxx. 9. What profit is there in my Blood, when I go down to the Pit? fhall the Duft praise thee? fhall it declare thy Truth?-lxxxviii. 10,11,12. Wilt thou fhew wonders to the Dead? fhall the A a Dead

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Dead arife and praise thee? fhall thy lovingkindness be declared in the Grave? or thy faithfulness in Destruction? fhall thy wonders be known in the Dark? and thy righteousness in the Land of Forgetfulness? cxv.17. The Dead praise not the Lord, neither any that go down into Silence. cxviii.17. I fhall not die, but live, and declare the Works of the Lord. cxlvi.4. His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his Earth; in that very day his Thoughts perish. Ecclef.ix. 5.- the Dead know not any thing. -6. their love, and their hatred, and their envy is now perished. 10. there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the Grave, whither thou goeft. If.xxxviii. 18. the Grave cannot praise thee, Death cannot celebrate thee: they that go down into the Pit cannot hope for thy truth. 19. The living, he fhall praise thee, as I do this day. Acts ii.34.-David is not afcended into the Heavens, &c.

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III. Death is reprefented as a REST, a HOME. Job iii.11.Why died I not?-13.- then had I been at Reft.-17.- there the weary be at Reft. -18. there the Prifoners reft together; they hear not the Voice of the Oppreffor. xvii.13. the Grave is mine House. 16. they fhall down go to the bars of the Pit, when our Reft together is in the Duft. Ecclef. xii. 5. Man goeth to his long Home.-7.Then shall the Duft return to the Earth as it was; and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it. [v. Cleric.] I. lvii. 2. They fhall rest in their beds, namely, every one that walketh in his uprightness.

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