The scriptures manifest themselves to be the word of God, by their majesty 13Hos. 8:12, 1 Cor. 2:6–7,13, Ps. 119:18,129 and purity; 14Ps. 12:6, Ps. 119:140 by the consent of all the parts, 15Acts 10:43, Acts 26:22 and the scope of the whole, which is to give all glory to God; 16Rom. 3:19,27 by their light and power to convince and convert sinners, to comfort and build up believers unto salvation: 17Acts 18:28, Heb. 4:12, James 1:18, Ps. 19:7–9, Rom. 15:4, Acts 20:32 but the Spirit of God bearing witness by and with the scriptures in the heart of man, is alone able fully to persuade it that they are the very word of God. 18John 16:13–14, 1 John 2:20,27, John 20:31