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Author: Trapp, John, 1601-1669.
Title: A commentary or exposition upon the XII minor prophets wherein the text is explained, some controversies are discussed, sundry cases of conscience are cleared, and many remarkable matters hinted that had by former interpreters been pretermitted : hereunto is added a treatise called, The righteous mans recompence, or, A true Christian characterized and encouraged, out of Malache chap. 3. vers. 16,17, 18 : in which diverse other texts of scripture, which occasionally, are fully opened and the whole so intermixed with pertinent histories as will yeeld both pleasure and profit, to the judicious reader / by John Trapp ...
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2011 April (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A commentary or exposition upon the XII minor prophets wherein the text is explained, some controversies are discussed, sundry cases of conscience are cleared, and many remarkable matters hinted that had by former interpreters been pretermitted : hereunto is added a treatise called, The righteous mans recompence, or, A true Christian characterized and encouraged, out of Malache chap. 3. vers. 16,17, 18 : in which diverse other texts of scripture, which occasionally, are fully opened and the whole so intermixed with pertinent histories as will yeeld both pleasure and profit, to the judicious reader / by John Trapp ...
Trapp, John, 1601-1669.

London: Printed by R. N. for Philemon Stephens ..., 1654.
Notes:
Reproduction of original in University of Illinois Library.
Subject terms:
Bible. -- O.T. -- Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Hosea -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Joel -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Amos -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Obadiah -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Jonah -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Micah -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Nahum -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Habakkuk -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Zephaniah -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Haggai -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Zechariah -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Malachi -- Commentaries.
Bible. -- O.T. -- Malachi III, 16-18 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A63068.0001.001

Contents
title page
dedication
The Preface to the Reader.
to the reader
IOHN TRAP Anagr. HARP ON IT.
To the Reverend. Mr. J. Trap, upon his Commentary, &c.
In Eruditum Autorem.
.
A Table of such Texts of Scripture as in the An∣notations on the twelve Minor Prophets, and in the Treatise annexed, are occasionally explained.
Books formerly published by this Authour.
These Books following are to be sold by PHILEMON STEPHENS at the Gilded Lion in Pauls Church yard.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Of the Prophesie of HOSEA.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX.
CHAP. X.
CHAP. XI.
CHAP. XII.
CHAP. XIII.
CHAP. XIV.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Of the Prophesie of JOEL.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Of the Prophesie of AMOS.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IIII.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Of the Prophesie of OBADIAH.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of JONAH.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IIII.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of MICAH.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IV.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of NAHUM.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of HABAKKUK.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of ZEPHANIAH.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of HAGGAI.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of ZACHARIAH.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IIII.
CHAP. V.
CHAP. VI.
CHAP. VII.
CHAP. VIII.
CHAP. IX.
CHAP. X.
CHAP. XI.
CHAP. XII.
CHAP. XIII.
CHAP. XIV.
A COMMENT OR, EXPOSITION Upon the Prophesie of MALACHI.
CHAP. I.
CHAP. II.
CHAP. III.
CHAP. IIII.
The Righteous mans Recompence. OR, A TRUE CHRISTIAN CHARACTERIZED, AND ENCOURAGED, Out of MALACHI 3.16, 17, 18.
CHAP. I. The Text opened and analyzed.
CHAP. I. Doctr. I. Saints must be best in worst times.
SECT. 1. The Point consirmed by precept 2, by practise.
SECT. II. The point confirmed by yeasons 1. from God. 2. scom men, both 1. good. 2. and bad.
SECT. III. Ʋse 1. A sharpe Reproof of
SECT. 4. Ʋse 2. A sortable Exhortation to courage for Christ, with foure helps .
CHAP. II. Doctr. II. Of the severall sorts of Feares, and That every faithfull Christian feareth the Lord.
SECT. I. The Doctrine cleared, and confirmed by Scripture.
SECT. II. The Doctr. further confirmed by Arguments drawne from the 1. Causes, 2. Consequences, 3. Companions, 4. Contraries to the true fear of God.
SECT. III. Objections and Queries touching the Fear of God, cleared and answered.
SECT. IIII. Use. 1. Information. They that scar not God are not his: and who these are by their Character out of Psal. 36.1, 2, 3, 4, &c.
SECT. 5. Ʋse 2. Examination, where markes of the true fear of God, inrespect 1. of evill both in judgement, and practise. 2. of good toward 1. God, 2. men, both rich and poor, 3. our selves in prosperity and adversity.
SECT. VI. Ʋse 3. Exhortation to get and grow in this holy Fear: with six Motives, and three Means tending thereto.
CHAP. IIII. The Text expounded, and the duty of Christian conference propounded.
SECT. I. Christian conserence and mutuall confirmation confirmed by Scripture.
SECT. II. Reasons of the Point. 1. from God, commanding, rewarding. 2 from men, and 1. our selves shall be hereby sealed, seured. 2. others. 1. Good men. Who shall be 1. curbed from sin, 2. quickened to duty. 2. Bad men. Who shall be 1. consuted. 2. defeated.
SECT. III. Ʋse. 1. Reproof of idle and evil speakers together.
SECT. IIII. Ʋ. 2. Complaint against the better sort, too too barren, and backward to holy Conference.
SECT. V. Ʋse 3. Exhortation to be forward and free to godly Discourse.
SECT. VI. Helps to an holy dexterity this way. How to 1. get it. 2. Use it.
CHAP. V. Doctr. IIII. The text further expounded: and withal the Doctrine of Gods gracious acceptance of our upright performances propounded.
SECT. I. The doctrine confirmed by Scripture.
SECT. II. The Doctrine confirmed by reasons from God the father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
SECT. III. The Doctrine further confirmed by reasons from the Saints.
SECT. IIII. Ʋse 1. Its otherwise with the wicked. Their persons are hated, their performances rejected, and why.
SECT. V. Use 2. admonition. Let the wicked break off their sins, that they lose not their services.
SECT. VI. Ʋse 3. Exhortation to the best., to be humbled for their 1. not prizing their priviledge. 2. not praising God for it. 3. not improving it to the utmost.
SECT. VII. Ʋse 4. Exhortation to the Saints 1. To admire this mercy: Helpes thereunto respecting God, and themselves.
SECT. VIII. 2. To retain it, and if lost, to recover it, and how. With answer to some Queries and Objections made by a misgiving heart.
CHAP. VI. Doctr. V. God perfectly remembreth, and plentifully requiteth all our labours of love to him and his.
SECT. I. The truth confirmed by Scripture.
SECT. II. The truth confirmed by six Reasons.
SECT. III. Use 1. Confutation of the contrary minded, that say, or conceive at least, that its in vain to serve the Lord.
SECT. IIII. Ʋse 2. The wicked shall be surely and severely punished.
SECT. V. Ʋse, Let them therefore hasten out of the Devils danger, and get into Gods service. How that may be done
SECT. VI. Ʋse 4. Exhortation to Saints to abide in Gods love, and to abound in his work: sith their labour of love is not in vain in the Lord.
SECT. VII.
SECT. VIII.
CHAP. VII. Doct. VI. Such as fear the Lord, will be thinking upon his Name what it is to do so.
SECT. I. The Point proved by Seripture
SECT. II. The Point proved, and enforced by five reasons.
SECT. III. Ʋse 1. Those that habitually think not upon God, fear not God.
SECT. IV. Of those that think base and bald thoughts of God.
SECT. V. Against thoughts of Atheisme, Blasphemy, Infidelity, and Rebellion.
SECT. VI. Use 2. Examination. Where trialls of the goodnesse of our best thoughts, by their 1. cause. 2. effects.
SECT. VII. Ʋse 3. Exhortation. Settle the soundnesse of your Sanctification, by the goodnesse of your thoughts; motives thereunto.
SECT. VIII. Directions. 1. For the matter of good meditations.
SECT. IX. 2. For the manner of doing this duty well, both for substance and circumstance.
SECT. X. Directions about the measure of divine Meditation: where is shewed how men offend 5. wayes in thinking on earthly things.
SECT. XI. Directions to the means of fruitfull thinking on Gods holy Name: where 4. hindrances to be avoided, and 7. helps to be use.
SECT. XII. The Conclusion.
CHAP. I. The Text divided.
SECT. I. That God is Lord of Hosts. What these Hosts are, why called Hosts: what it is to be Lord of Hosts.
SECT. II. The Pope will needs be Lord of Hosts
SECT. III. Wo to Rebells against the Lord of Hoasts.
SECT. IIII. Tremble before this mighty Lord of Hosts.
SECT. V. Trust in his power for fulfilling his promises.
SECT. VI. Stoop his power, and submit to his Soveraignty.
SECT. VII. Set his power awork, by prayer. The power of prayer.
SECT. VIII. Be comforted in the consideration of his power: where diverse objections of weak Christians are answered.
CHAP. II. The Lord will finde a fit time to make up his jewels from the worlds misusages.
SECT. I Reason 1, From Gods providence.
SECT. II. Reason 2. From Gods power.
SECT. III. Reason 3. from Gods Truth.
SECT. IIII. Reason the 4. from Gods goodnesse.
SECT. V. Reason 5. from Gods, Justice.
SECT. VI. Reasons from the Saints themselves.
SECT. VII. When God will make up his Jewels.
SECT. VIII. Comfort under publike Calamities.
SECT. IX. Comfort under personal crosses and grievances.
SECT. X. Reproof of forwardnesse and saintheartednesse in affliction.
SECT. XI. Exhortation to diligence in duty.
SECT. XII. Exhortation to patience in misery.
SECT. XIII. Helps to patient waiting upon God for deliverance.
CHAP. III. God will owne, and honour his Saints.
SECT. I. Reason 1.
SECT. II. Reason 2.
SECT. III. Reason 3.
SECT. IIII. Reason 4.
SECT. V. Reason 5.
SECT. VI. It shall be far otherwise with the wicked.
SECT. VII. Terrour to those that set themselves against the Saints.
SECT. 8. 9. 10. Exhortation to honour them that fear the Lord: and what great cause men have and shall have so to do.
SECT. IX.
SECT. X.
SECT. XI. Exhortation to practise holinesse, that is so honoured.
SECT. XII. Why.
SECT. XIII. Let the Saints see their dignity, and be thankfull.
SECT. XIV. Let the Saints see their duty and be carefull.
CHAP. IIII. God is a Father to all his faithfull servants. And I will spare them, as a man sparethhis own son that feareth him.
SECT. I. Reasons hereof drawn from the causes.
SECT. II. Reasons from the effects of his father-hood.
SECT III. Other reasons from the effects of his fatherhood.
SECT. IIII. God no Father to the wicked, what ever they pretend to him.
SECT. V. Terrour to those that maligne or misuse Gods children.
SECT. VI. Try your title to God as a Father: Marks.
SECT. VII. Settle this, that ye are Gods children, and how.
SECT. VIII. Let all Gods children know their Father: and how.
SECT. IX. Let them thankfully acknowledge his free grace in their adoption: and why.
SECT. X. Let them honour their father: and how.
SECT. XI. Let them resemble their father, and wherein.
SECT. XII. Let them love their Father: and how to expresse their love.
SECT. XIII. Let them depend upon their Father, both for prevention of evill, and provision of good.
SECT. XIV. Comfort of Adoption: where are shewed the Priviledges of sonnes, privative, and positive.
CHAP. V. God will pity and pardon his people their wants and weaknesses. And I will spare them as a man spareth his own son that serves him.
SECT. 1.2.3.4. Reasons from God, out of Micah. 7.18, 19.
SECT. II. The reasons are of two sorts. First respecting God.
SECT. III.
SECT. IIII.
SECT. V. 6. Reasons respecting the Saints themselves, weo are 1. pure in heart. 2. perfect in Christ.
SECT. VII. The Saints are perfect in Christ.
SECT. VIII. Let none suck poyson out of this sweet Point.
SECT. VIII. Reproof of such as censure hardly of God
SECT. IX. Reproof of such saints as censure hardly of themselves, and their performances.
SECT. X. Reproofe of such as uncharitably censure others.
SECT. XI. Exhortation to put our selves into Gods service.
SECT. XII. Give God the glory of his fatherly goodnesse.
SECT. XIII. Bear with others weaknesses, and forbear harsh censures.
SECT. XIV. Take comfort and courage notwithstanding in∣firmities and failings in the manner.
An Alphabeticall Table of all the Principall things contained in this whole WORK.
table of contents
The Contents of the Righteous Mans Recompence, Or, A True Christian characterized and encouraged: Out of Malachy, 3.16, 17, 18.
The Contents of the second Part of the Righteous Mans Recompence.
Errata.
Faults escaped in the Commentary.
Faults escaped in the Righteous mans Recompence.