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fited by me, v. 6. And honour not ng his father or his mother, he shall be iekel free. Thus have ye made the comalances mandment of God of none effect

So are the by your tradition. dat is greedy Mat.5.21,22. [ See letter ". ] 0.23.. .eth away the life Therefore if thou bring thy gift to creof. 1 Tim. 6. 10. the altar,' and there remembrest of money is the root of that thy brother hath ought against which while some covered thee; v. 24. Leave there thy gift dey have erred from the faith, before the altar, and go thy way, 4 pierced themselves through first be reconciled to thy brother, =0:1 th many sorrows.

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: 58. 13. If thou turn away Eph. 4: 28. Let him that stole, fteal 0., y foot from the fabbath, from no more : but rather let him labour,

Sing thy pleasure on my holy day, working with his hands the thing i rad call the Tabbath a delight, the which is good, that he may have Febly of the Lord, honourable, and to give to him that needeth. til alt honour him, not doing thine Exod. 20. 12. Honour thy father

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. Deut. 6.13. Thou shalt fear Lord thy God giveth thee. Compared I e Lord thy God, and serve him, with Prov. 30. 17. The eye that

nd halt Twear by his name. com- mocketh at his father, and despiseth a pred with Mat. 4. 9. And faith unto to obey his mother, the ravens of 1 . All these things will I give the valley shall pick it out, and the adite, if thou wilt fall down and young eagles shall eat it. bisorship me.

v. 1o. Then saith Je "fer. 18. 7. At whar instant I If unto him, Get thee hence, Sa- fhall speak concerning a nation, dh: for it is written, Thou shalt and concerning a kingdom to pluck forhip the Lord thy

God, and him up and to pull down, and to deonly shalt thou ferve. Mat. 15.4. Atroy it. v.8. If that nation against for God commanded, saying, Ho- whom I have pronounced, turn from aour thy father and mother: and, their evid, I will repent of the cvil Ale that curseth father or mother, that I thought to do unto them.

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Psalm 19. 7. The law of these, cometh of evil.

v. 38. the Lord is perfe&t, converting the have heard, that it hath been lais foul : the testimony of the Lord is An eye for an eye, and a toothf sure, making wise the simple. James a tooth. v. 39. But I say unto yot 2. 10. For whosoever shall keep the that ye resift not evil.-whole law, and yet offend in one have heard that it hath been faid point, he is guilty of all. Mat. 5. 21. Thou shalt love thy neighbour, an to the end. v. 21. Ye have heard hate thine enemy. v. 44. But I that it was said by them of oldtime, unto you, Love your enemies, biel Thou shalt not kill, and whosoever them that curse you, do good shall kill, shall be in danger of the them that hate you, and pray judgment. v. 22. But I say unto them which despitefully use you you, That whosoever is angry with and persecute you; &c. his brother without a cause, shall P Rom. 7. 14. For we know that be in danger of the judgment: and the law is fpiritual : but I am car whosoever shall say to his brother, nal,sold under fin. Deut. 6. S. Thou Raca,shall be in danger of the coun- shalt love the Lord thy God with cel: but whosoever shall say, Thou all thine heart, and with all the fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.-- loul, and with all thy might. Come v. 27. Ye have heard that it was pared with Mat. 22. 37. Jesus said said by them of old time, Thou unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord Thalt not commit adultery. v. 28. thy God with all thy heart, and But I say unto you, That whosoever with all thy soul, and with all the looketh on a woman to lust after mind. v. 38. This is the first and her, hath committed adultery with great commandment. 7.39. Add her already in his heart.--. v. 33. the second is like unto it, Thou Again, ye have heard that it hath ihalt love thy neighbour as thy fek been said by them of old time, Thou 9 Col. 3. 5. Mortify therefore you Malt not forswearthy self, but shalt members which are upon the canh perform unto the Lord thine oaths. fornication uncleanness,inordinate V. 34. But I say unto you, Swear not affection, evil concupiscence, as at all ; neither by heaven, for it is covecousness, which is idolatry. Gods throne: --- V.37. But let your Amos 3. s. Saying, When will the communicationbe, Yea, yea ; Nay, new moon be gone, that we may nay: for whatsoever is more than

4 That as where a Daty is commanded, the ontrary Sin is forbidden *; and where a Sin is foridden, the contrary Duty is commanded ?: So here a Promise is annexed, the contrary Threatng is included ; and where a Threatning is anxed, the contrary Promise is included.

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I corn ? and the fabbath, that fited by me, 2.6. And honour not may set forth wheat, making his father or his mother, he ball be ephah small, and the shekel free. Thus have ye made the comat, and fallifying the balances mandment of God of none effect deceit? Prov. 1. 19. So are the by your tradition. ts of every one that is greedy Mat.5.21,22. [ See letter. ] 0.23.. gain : which taketh away the life Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the owners thereof. 1 Tim. 6.10. the altar, and there remembrest { the love of money is the root of that thy brother hath ought against evil ; which while some covered thee; v. 24. Leave there thy gift er,they have erred from the faith, before the altar, and go thy way, 4 pierced themselves through first be reconciled to thy brother, li many sorrows.

and then come and offer thy gift. iça: 58. 13. If thou turn away Eph. 43 28. Let him that stole, teal

foot from the fabbath, from no more : but rather let him labour, ing thy pleasure on my holy day, working with his hands the thing #call the sabbath a delight, the which is good, that he may have ly of the Lord, honourable, and to give to him that needeth. It honour him, not doing thine Exod. 20. 12. Honour thy father 2 ways, nor finding thine own and thy mother : that thy days may tafure

, nor speaking thine own be long upon the land which the rds. Deut. 6.13. Thou shalt fear Lord thy God giveth thee. Compared Lord thy God, and serve him, with Prov. 30. 17. The eye that & fhalt Twear by his name. com- mocketh at his father, and despiseth red with Mat. 4.9. And faith unto to obey his mother, the ravens of 11, all these things will I give the valley shall pick it out, and the ée, if thou wilt fall down and young eagles shall eat it. Orthip me.

V. 10. Then saith Je " Jer. 18. 7. At what instant I $ unto him, Get thee hence, sa- fhall speak concerning a nation,

: for it is written, Thou shalt and concerning a kingdom to pluck Dxhip the Lord thy God, and him up and to pull down, and to denly shalt thou ferve. Mat. 15.4. Atroy it. v.8. If that nation againft Or God commanded, saying, Ho- whom I have pronounced, turn from our thy father and mother: and, their evil, I will repent of the evil le that curseth father or mother, that I thought to do unto them. et him die the death. v. s. But Exod. 20. 7. Thou thalt pot take the e say, Whosoever shall say to his name of the Lord thy Godin vain : ather or his mother, It is a gift by forthe Lord will not hold him guiltwhatsoever thou mightest be pro

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5. That what God forbids, is at no time to be done ; what he commands, is always our Duty”; and yet every particular Duty is not to be done at at all times y

6. That under One Sin or Duty, all of the same Kind are forbidden or commanded ; together with all the Causes, Means, Occasions, and Appearances thereof, and Provocations thereunto :

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less that taketh his name in vain, judgments so righteous, as all this Compared with Pfal. 15. 1. Lord, who law which I set before you this day? Shall abide in thy tabernacle ? who v.9. Only take heed to thy self, and Shall dwell in thy holy hill? v. 4. keep thy soul diligently, left show. In whose eyes a vile person is con- forget the things which thine eyes temned ; but he honoureth them have seen, and left they depart from that fear the Lord: he that sweareth thy heart all the days of thy life: to his own hurt, and changeth not. but teach them thy sons, and thy 7. S. He that putteth not out his sons fons, money to usury, nor taketh reward: y Mat. 12. 7. But if ye had known against the innocent. He that doth what this meaneth, I will have mer these things shall never be moved. cy and not sacrifice, ye would not And with Psalm 24.4. Hethat hath have condemned the guiltless. clean hands, and a pure heart; who

: Mat. s. 21, 22,27,28. [Sais hath not lift up his loul unto vanity, letter before. ) Mat. 19.4. For God nor sworn deceitfully. v.5. He lhall commanded, saying, Honou chy receive the blessing from the Lord, father and mother : and, He that and righteousness from the God of curseth father or mother, let him his falvation.

die the death. v. s. But ye say, * Fob 13.7. Will ye speak wicked- Whosoever fhall say to his fatheros ly for God? and talk deceitfully for his mother, It is a gift by whatso him: v.8. Will ye accept his per- cver thou mighteft be profited by fon: will ye contend for God: Rom, me, v. 6. And honour nor his fa3. 8. And not rather, as we be fan- ther or his mother, he shall be free derously reported, and as fome af- Thus have ye made the commandfirm that we say, Let us do evil, ment of God of none effeâ by your that good may come? whose dam- tradition. Heb. 10. 24. And let us nation is just.Job 36. 21. Take consider one another to provoke heed, regard not iniquity: for this unto love, and to good works. v.as. halt thou chosen rather than affli- Not forsaking the assembling of our dion. Heb. 11. 25. Choosing rather selves together, as the manner of to suffer affli&ion with the people some is; but exhorting one another of God, than to enjoy the pleasures and so much the morc, as ye fes of fin for a season.

the day approaching. i Thesis. 32. * Deut. 4. 8. And what nation is Abtain from all appearance of evil. share so great, that hath statutes and

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7. That what is forbidden or commanded to our felves, we are bound according to our Places, to endeavour that it may be avoided or performed by others, according to the Duty of their Places .

8. That in what is commanded to others, we are bound according to our Places and Callings to be helpful to them b; and to take heed of partaking with others in what is forbibden them. 1:100. Quest. What special Things are we to confider in the Ten Commandments ?

Anfw. We are to consider in the Ten Commandments, the Preface, the Substance of the Commandments themselves, and several Reasons annexed to some of them the more to inforce them.

101. Quest. Fade 23. And others save with fear, Lord, choose you this day whom ye pulling them out of the fire ; hating will serve, whether the gods which even the garment sported by the your fathers served, that were on Achh. Gal. s. 26. Let us not be de- the other side of the flood, or the sirous of vain glory, provoking one gods of the Amorites, in whose another, envying one another. Col. land ye dwell : but as for me and 3. 21. Fathers, provoke not your my house, we will serve the Lord. children to anger, left they be dif- Deut. 6.6. And these words which ! couraged.

command thee this day, shall be in Exod. 20.10.But the seventh day thine heart : v. 7. And thou shalt is the fabbath of the Lord thy God: teach them diligently unto thy chilin it thou shalt not do any work, dren, and shalt talk of them when thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thou fittest in thine house, and tby man-fervant, nor thy maid-ser- when thou walkest by the way, and vant, northy cattle, nor thy stranger when thou lieft down, and when that is within thy gates. Lev. 19. 17. thou riseft up. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in b 2 Cor. 1.24. Not for that we have thine heart : thou shalt in any wise dominion over your faith, but arc rebuke thy neighbour, and not suf- helpers of your joy: for by faith ye fer în upon him. Gen. 18. 19. For ftand. Iknow him, that he will command 1 Tim. s. 22. 'Lay hands sudhis children and his houshold after denly on no man, neither bc parca. him, and they shall keep the way of ker of other mens fios: keep thy the Lord, to do justice and judg- self pure. Eph. s. 11. And have no ment ; that the Lord may bring ep- fellowship with the unfruitful works on Abraham, that which he hath of darkness, but rather reprove spoken of him. Jok. 24.15. And them. if it seem cvil unto you to serve the

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