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to our Abilities and the Neceflities of others; Moderation of our Judgments, Wills, and Affections concerning worldly Goodso; a provident Care and Study to get P, keep, use, and dispose these Things which are neceflary and convenient for the Sustentation of our Nature, and suitable to our Condition 9; a law

ful that he shalt reftore that which he us do good unto all men, especially took violently away, or the thing unto them who are of the houshold which he hath deceitfully gotten, or of faith. that which was delivered him to I Tim. 6.6, But godliness with keep, of the lost thing which he contentment is great gain. 0. 7.1 found, v. s. Or all that about which For we brought nothing into this he hath sworn fallly; he shall even world, and it is certain we can tarrestore it in the principal, and shall ry nothing out.. v. 8. And having add the fifth part more thereto, and food and raiment, let us be there give it unto him to whom it apper- with content. v. 9. But they chat taineth, in the day of his trespass- will be rich, fall into temptation, offering compared with Luke 19.8. and a fuare, and into many foolish And Zaccheus stood and faid unto and hurtful lusts, which drown mea the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half in destruction and perdition. Gal.6. of my goods I give to the poor: and 14. But God forbid that I should if I have taken any thing from any, glory save in the cross of our Lord man by false accusation, I restore Jesus Chrift, by whom the world bim four-fold.

is crucified unto me, and I unto the n Luke 6. 30. Give to every man world. that asketh of thee; and of him that Å 1 Tim, s. 8. But if any provide taketh away thy goods, ask them not not for his own, and specially for again. v. 38. "Give, and it shall be those of his own house, he hath degiven unto you; good measure, pref, nied the faith, and is worse than sed down, and shaken together, and an infidel. running over, Mall men give into 9 Prov. 27. from verse 23. torbeend. your bosom. For with the same mea- Be thou diligent to know the state sure that you mete withal, it fhall be of thy flocks, and look well to thy measured to you again. 1 Jolm 3.17. herds. For riches are not for ever,-But whoso hath this worlds good, Eccl. 2. 24. There is nothing better and seeth his brother have need, for a man, than that he should eat and shutteth up his bowels of compas- and drink, and that he should make fion from him, how dwelleth the his soul enjoy good in his labour. love of God in him ? Epb. 4. 28. This also I saw, that it was from the Let him that stole, ftcal no more: hand of God. Eccl. 3. 12. I know but rather let him labour, working that there is no good in them, but for with his hands the thing which is a man to rejoice, and to do good in good, that he may have to give to his life. v. 13. And also that every him that needeth. Gal. 6. 10. As man should eat and drink and enjoy we have therefore opportunity, let


ul Calling", and Diligence in it'; Frugality'; aoiding unneceffary Law-suits ', and Suretifhip, or

ther like Engagements W; and an Endeavour by 11 just and lawful Means to procure, preserve, and urther the Wealth and outward Estate of others as ell as our own.

142. Quest. e good of all his labour, it is the There is a treasure to be desired, and ft of God. i Pim. 6.17. Charge oil in the dwellings of the wise; but em that are rich in this world, a foolish man spendeth it up. at they be not high minded, nor V I Cor. 6. from verse 1. to 9. Dare ist in uncertain riches, but in the any of you, having a inatter against ing God, who giveth us richly all another, go to law before the unings to enjoy: v. 18. That they just, and not before the saints ? &c.

good, that they be rich in good w Prov. 6. from verse 1. to 6. My prks, ready to distribute, willing fon, ifthou be surety for thy friend,

communicate. Ifa. 38. ư. In if thou haft ftricken thy hand with a ose days was Hezekiah fick unto stranger, thou art snared with the ath: and Isaiah the prophet the words of thy mouth,

Prov. 11. n of Amos came unto him, and is. He that is surety for a stranger, id unto him, Thus saith the Lord, shall smart for it: and he that hateth I thine house in order : for thou suretiship is sure. alt die, and not live. Mat. 11. 8. * Lev. 25. 35. And if thy bro-Behold, they that wear soft clo-ther be waxen poor, and fallen in ing, are in kings houses. decay with thee; then thou shalt re

i Cor. 7. 20. Let every man lieve him ; yea, though he be a stranbide in the same calling wherein he ger, or a fojourner ; that he may live as called. Gen. 2. Is. And the with thee. Deut. 22. 1. Thou shalt ord God took the man, and put not see thy brothers ox, or his sheep im into the garden of Eden, to go astray, and hide thy self from ress it, and to keep it. Gen. 3. 19. them: thou shalt in any case bring a the sweat of thy face shalt thou them again unto thy brother. W.2. at bread, till thou return unto the And if thy brother be not nigh unto round ;--

thee, orifthou know him not, then Eph. 4. 28. Let him that stole, thou shalt bring it into thine own teal no more: but rather let him house, and it shall be with thçe until abour, working with his hands the thy brother seek after it, and thou hing which is good, that he may shalt restore it to him again. v. 3. jave to give to him that needeth. In like manner shalt thou do with his Prov. 10. 4. He becometh poor that ass, and so shalt thou do with his raidealeth with a slack hand: but the ment, and with all loft things ofthy hand of the diligent maketh rich. brothers which he hath lost, and

* John 6.12. When they were fil- thou haft found, shalt then thou do led, he said unto his disciples, Ga- likewise: thou mayest not hide thy ther up the fragments that remain, felf. v. 4. Thou ihalt not see thy that nothing be loft. Prov. 21.20.


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. What are the Sins forbidden in the Eighth Commandment?

AxJw. The Sins forbidden in the Eighth Commandment, beside the Negleát of the Duties requi red y, are Theft?, Robbery", Man-lțealing , and receiving any Thing that is staln, fraudulent Dealing, false Weights and Measures ®, removing Land-marks, Injustice and Unfaithfulness in Con


brothers ass or his ox fall down by good, and seeth his brother have the way, and hide thy self from weed, and shutteth up his bowcis them: thou shalt surely help him to of compaffion from him, how dwelt ļift them up again. Exod. 23. 4. If leth the ļove of God in him? thou meet thine enemys ox or ass ? Eph. 4. 28. Let him that fole going aftray, thou shalt surely brinig deal no more, but rather.--it back to him again, vis, Ifthou a Psalm 62. 10. Truft not in opsee the ass of him that hateth thee, pression, and become not vain in lying under his burden, and wouldßt jobbery :--forbearto help him; thou shalt fire Tim, 1. 10. (The law wa ly help with him. Gen. 47. 14. And made) for whoremongers, for them Joseph gathered up all the money that defile themselves with manthat was found in the land of Egypt, kind, for men-stealers, for liars, and in the land of Canaan, for the for perjured perfons, and if there corn they bought ; and Jo- be any other thing that is contrary seph brought the money into Phara- to found doctrine. ohs house. V. 20. And Joseph Prov. 29. 24. Whofo is partner bought all the land of Egypt for with a thief, hateth his own foal: Pharaoh; for the Egyptians fold he heareth curling, and bewrayech every man his field, because the fa- i not. Psalm so. 18. When thor mine prevailed over them: .so the lawest a thief, then thou consentedt land became Pharaohs. Phil. 2, 4. with him,--Look not every man on his own 1 Thef. 4.6. That no man gobe things, but every man also on the yond and defraud his brother in an things of others, Mat

. 22.39. And matter ; because that the Lord is the second is like unto it, Thou shalt the avenger of all such, as we alfa love thy neighbour as thy self, have forewarned you, and testified.

142. y James 2.15. If a brother e trov. 11. 1. A falfe balance s or sister be naked, and deftitute of abomination to the Lord: bur a juft daily food., V. 16. And one of you weight is his delight. Prov. 20.10. lay unto them, Depart in peace, be Diverse weights, and diverse mex: you warmed, and filled: notwith- fures, both of them are a like abomi

standing ye give them not those pation to the Lord. things which are needful to the bo-.. Deut. 19. 14. Thou shalt not to dy; what doth it profit? 1. John 3. more thy neighbours lard-mark, 17, But whoso hath this worlds

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tra&s between Man and Man, or in Matters of Truft b; Oppreffioni, Extortion", Usury', Bribery", vexatious Law-suits ", unjust Inclosures and Depopulationso; ingrossing Commodities to inhance the Price , unlawful Callings ", and all other un

just hich they of old time have set in hast greedily gained of thy neighhinę inheritance --- Prov. 23. 10. bours by extortion, and haft forkemove not the old land-mark; gotten me, faith the Lord God. ind enter not into the fields of the Į Psalm 15.5. He that putteth not Fatherless.

out his money to usury, nor taketh & Amos 8. 5. Saying, When will reward against the innocent.--he new-moon be gone, that we may m Job 15. 34, For the congregaell corn and the fabbath, that we tion of hypocrites shall be desolare, nay set forth wheat ; making the and fire shall consume the taberiphah small, and the shekel great, nacles of bribery, ind falsifying the balances by de n I Cor. 6. 6. But brother goeth reit? Psalm 37.21. The wicked bor- to law with brother, and that before rowerk, and payeth not again.--

the unbelievers. v.7. Now therefore Luke 16.10. He that is faithful there is utterly a fault among you, in that which is leaft, is faithful also because ye go to law one with anin much , and he that is unjust in other : why do ye not rather take the least, is anjuft also in much. wrong? why do ye not rather suffer

11. If therefore ye have not been your selves to be defrauded ? v. 8. faithful in the unrighteous mam- Yea, you do wrong and defraud, mon, who will commit to your trust, and that your brethren, Prov. 3. 29. the true riches' v. 12. And if ye have Devise not evil against thy neighnot been faithful in that which is bour, seeing he dwelleth securely by another mans, who shall give you thee. V, 30. Strive not with a man that which is your own ?

without cause, if he have done thee Ezek. 22. 29. The people of the no harm. land have used oppresion,and exer Ifa. 5. 8. Wo unto them that cised robbery, and have vexed the join house to house, that ļay field poor and needy: yea, they have op- to field, till there be no place, that pressed the stranger wrongfully. Lev. they may be placed alone in the 25. 17. Ye shall not therefore op- midst of the earth. Micah 2. 2. And press one another's but thou shalt they covet fields, and take them by fear thy God : for I am the Lord violence; and houses, and take them your God.

away: so they oppress a man and * Mat, 23. 25. Wo unto you, his house, even a man and his hefcribes and Pharifees, hypocrites; ritage. for ye make clean the out-fide of P Prov. II. 26, He that withholthe cup and of the plarter, but within deth corn, the people shall curfe they are full of extortion and ex- him; but blessing fl.all be upon the cefs

. Ezek. 22. 12. In thee have they head of him that selleth taken gifts to thed blood: thou hatt § Afts 19.19, Many also ofthem taken usury and increase, and thou

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juft or sinful Ways, of taking or with-holding from our Neighbour what belongs to him, or of inrich

ing our felves * ; Coveďousness", inordinate prizing and affecting worldly Goods', distruftful and distra: ding Cares and Studies in getting, keeping, and using them '; envying at the Prosperity of others" As likewise Idlenets , Prodigality, wasteful Go

mingi which used curious arts, brought Wilt thou set thing eyes upon tha their books together, and burned which is not? for riches certainly them before all men ; and they make themselves wings, they fly çounted the price of them, and away as an eagle towards heaven. found it fifty thousand pieces of fil- Salm 62. 10. -- If riches increase, ver. v.24. For a certain man named set not your heart upon them. Demetrius, a silver-Imith, which v Mat. 6.25. Therefore I say unmade silver shrines for Diana, to you, Take no thought for your brought no small gain unto the life, what ye shall eat, or what ye craftsmen. 1.25. Whom he called shall drink: nor yet for your body together with the workmen of like what ye shall put on: is not the life occupațion, and said, Sirs, ye know more than meat, and the body than that by this craft we haveour wealth. raiment? v. 31. Therefore take no

* Job 20. 19. Because he hath op- thought, saying, What shall we eat :pressed, and forsaken the poor; be- v. 34. Take therefore no though cause he hatha violently taken away for the morrow:forthe morrow shall an house which he builded nọt. Jam, take thought for the things of itself; 5.4. Behold, the hire of the la- sufficient unto the day is the evil bourers, which have reaped down thereof. Eccl. s. 12. The leep of your fields,which is of you kept back a labouring man is sweet, whether by fraud, cryeth; and the cries of he eat little or much : but the abunthem which have reaped, are entred dance of the rich will not suffer him into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth. to Neep. Prov. 21.6. The getting of treasures w Psalm 73,3. For I was envyous by a lying tongue, is a vanity tofled at the foolish, when I saw the prof to and fro of them that seek death. perity ofthe wicked. Psalm 37. i.

Luke 12. 15. And he said unto Free not thy self because of evil dothem, Take heed, and beware of ers, neither be thou envyous againn covetousness: for a mans life con- the workers of iniquity. %7. Reft fifteth not in the abundance of the in the Lord, and wait patiently for things which he posleseth. hım:fret not thy selfbecause of him

i įTim. 6. s. Perverse disputings whọ prospereth in his way, because of men of corrupt minds, and defti- of the man who bringeth wicked tute of the truth, supposing that devices to pass. gain is godliness: from such with- % 2 Theff.3.11. For we hear that there draw tly sel. Col. 3. 2, Set your are some which walk among you afection on things above, not on disorderly, working not at all, but things on the çarth. Prov. 23. 5.


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