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Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment ?

A. The third commandment requireth the holy and reverend use of God's names y, titles 2, attributes i, ordinances b, word c, and works d.

Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment?

À. The third commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing of any thing whereby God maketh himself known e. Q.56. What is the reason annexed to the third commandment ?

A. The reason annexed to the third commandment is, That however the breakers of this commandment may

escape 54. y Matth. vi. 9. After this Lord'a corrupt thing : for I am a manner therefore pray ye : Our Fa: great King, saith the Lord of hosts

, ther which art in heaven. Hallow- and my name is dreadful among the ed be' thy name.- Deut. xxvii. 58. Heathen. If thou wilt not observe to do all c Pral. cxxxviii. 1. I will praise the words of this law that are writ- thee with

my whole heart, before ten in this book, that thou mayeft the gods will I fing praise unto fear this glorious and fearful name,

thee. V. 2. I will worship towards THE LORD THY GOD.

thy holy temple, and praise thy z Pfal. Ixviii. 4. Sing unto God, name, for thy loving kindness

, and fing praises to his name : extol him for thy truth: for thou hast magthat rideth upon the heavens by his nified thy word above all thy name. name JAH, and rejoice before him. d Job xxxvi. 24. Remember that

a Rev. xv. 3. And they fing the thou magnify his work, which men song of Moses the servant of God, behold. and the song of the Lamb, saying, 55. e Mal. i. 6. A son honoureth Great and marvellous are thy works, his father, and a fervant his master; Lord God Almighty: just and true if then I be a father, where is mine are thy ways, thou King of saints, honour ? and if I be a master, where v. 4. Who stall not fear thee, Ő is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts Lord, and glorify thy name ? for unto you, O priests, that despise thou only art holy: for all nations my name, and ye say, wherein fhall come and woríhip before thee; have we despised thy name ? 1.7. for thy judgments are made mani. Ye offer polluted bread upon feft.

altar ; and ye say, Wherein have b Mal. i. 11. For from the rising we polluted thee? in that ye say, of the sun, even unto the going down The table of the Lord is contempt

: of the same, my name shall be great ible. v. 12. But ye have profaned among the Gentiles, and in every it, in that ye say, The table of the place incense shall be offered unto Lord is polluted, and the fruit my name, and a pure offering: for thereof, even his mcat is contenips: my name shall be great among the ible. Mal. ii. 2. If ye will not hear Heathen, faith the Lord of hosts. and if ye will not lay it to heart v. 14. But curfed be the deceiver, to give glory unto my name, fait shich hath in his flock a male, and the Lord of hosts, I will even fend voweth and sacrificech unto the a curse upon you, and I will curla



cfape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment f.

Q. 57. Which is the fourth commandment ?

A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the Sabbathday, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy Gud: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-fervant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day : wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it g.

Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment?

Ă. The fourth commandment requireth the keeping holy to God, such set times as he hath appointed in his word ; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy Sabbath to himself h.

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your blessings : yea, I have cursed people ? Sanu di Y3. For I have them already, because ye do not told him, that I will judge his house lay it to heart. Mal. iii. 14. Ye for ever, for the iniquity which he have said, It is vain to serve God: knoweth ; because his sons made and what profit is it, that we have themselves vile, and he restrained kept his ordinance, and that we then not. Deut. xxviii. 58. If have walked mournfully before the thou wilt not observe to do all the Lord of hosts?

words of this law that are written 56. f i Sam. ii. 12. Now the sons in this book, that thou mayest fear of Eli were sons of Belial, they knew this glorious and fearful name, THE not the Lord. v. 17. Wherefore the LORD THY GOD; v.59. Then fin of the young men was very great the Lord will make thy plagues before the Lord; for men abhorred wonderful, and the plagues of thy the offering of the Lord. V. 22. seed, even great plagues, and of Now Eli was very old, and heard long continuance, and sore sicknes. all that his fons did unto all Israel, ses, and of long continuance. and how they lay with the women 57. g Exod. xx. 8.-II. that assembled at the door of the ta. 58.b Deut. 1. 2. Kaup the Sab. bernacle of the congregation. v. 29. bath-day to fanctify it, as the Lord Wherefore kick ye at my sacrifice, thy God hath commanded thee. and at mine offering which I have v. 13. Six days thou shalt labour, commanded in my habitation, and and do all thy work:

v. 14. But honourest thy fons above me, the seventh day is the Sabbath of make yourselves fat with the chief. the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt elt of all the offerings of Ifrael my not do any work, thou, nor tliy 3 E



Q. 59. Which day of the seven nath God appointed t/ * the week. y Sabbath?

A. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly Sabbath ; and the first day of the week, ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian Sabbath i.

Q. 60. How is the Sabbath to be sanctified?

À. The Sabbath is to be fanctified by a holy resting all that day k, even from such wordly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days l; and spending

the son, nor thy daughter, nor thy for to day is a Sabbath unto the man-servant, nor thy maid-fervant, Lord; to day ye shall not find it in nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor the field.

V. 26. Six days ye shall any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger gather it; but on the seventh day that is within thy gates; that thy which is the Sabbath, in it there man-ferrant and thy maid-servant shall be none. v. 27. And it came may rest as well as thou.

to pass, that there went out some 59. i Gen. ii. 2. And or the se- of the people on the seventh day venth day God ended his work for to gather, and they found none. which he had made: and he rested V, 28. And the Lord said unto on the seventh day from all his work Moses, How long refuse ye to keep which he had made. v. 3. And God my

commandments and my laws ? blessed the seventh day, and sancti.' Neh. xiii. 15. In those days fied it: because that in it he had saw I in Judah some treading winerested from all his work, which presses on the Sabbath, and bringGod created and made: 1 Cor. xvi. ing in fheaves, and lading asses; 1. Now concerning the collection

as also wine, grapes, and figs, and for the saints, as I have given or- all manner of burdens, which they der to the churches of Galatia, e- brought into Jerusalem on the Sabven so do ye. v. 2. Upon the first bath-day: and I testified against them day of the week, let every one of in the day wherein they sold vicyou lay by him in store, as God tuals. v. 16. There dwelt men of hath

prospered him, that there be Tyre alfo, therein, which brought no gatherings when I come. Acts fish, and all manner of wares, and xx.7. And upon the first day of fold on the Sabbath unto the chil. the week, when the disciples came dren of Judah, and in Jerusalem. together to break bread, Paul

V. 17. Then I contended with the preached unto them, ready to de: nobles of Judah, and said unto them, part on the morrow, and continued What evil thing is this that


do, his speech until midnight.

and profane the Sabbath-day? v. 18. 60. k Exod. xx. 8. Remember Did not your fathers thus, and did the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. not our God bring all this evil upon But the seventh day is the us,


upon this city? Yet y Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in bring more wrath upon Ifrael, bi it thou shalt not do any work, thou, profaning the Sabbath nor thy fon, 6c Exod. xvi. 25. it came to pass, that when the gaiss And Moses said, Eat that to day; of jerusalem began to be dark b:

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the whole time in the public and private exercises of Gta's worhip m, except' so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy n.

0. 61 What is forbidden in the fourth commandment ?

Ă. The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission, or careless performance of the duties requiredo, and the prđan ng the day by idleness p, or doing that which is


fore the Sabbath, I commanded and to eat. v. 2. But when the Phathat the gates should be shut, and risees, &c. v. 12.-It is lawful to charged that they should not be do well on the Sabbath-days. opened till after the Sabbath : and 61. 0 Ezek. xxii. 26. Her priests some of my fervants set I at the have violated iny law, and have progates, that there should no burden faned mine holy things: they have be brought in on the Sabbath day. put no difference between the holy y. 21. Then I testified against them, and profane, neither have they shewand said unto them, Why lodge ye ed difference between the unclean about the wall ? if ye do so again, and the clean, and have hid their I will lay hands on you. From that eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am time forth came they no more on profaned among them. Amos viii. the Sabbath. v. 22. And I coin. 5. Saying, When will the newmanded the Levites, that they moon be gone, that we may fell fhould cleanse themselves, and that corn? and the Sabbath, that we they should come and keep the gates, may set forth wheat, making the to fanctify the Sabbath day. Re- ephah small, and the shekel great, member me, O my God, concern- and fallifying the balances by deceit? ing this also, and spare me accord- Mal. i. 13. Ye said also, Behold, ing to the greatness of thy mercy.

- what a weariness is it? and ye have m Luke iv. 16. And he came snuffed at it, faith the Lord of hosts; to Nazareth, where he had been and je brought that which was brought up : and as his custom was, torn, and the lame, and the sick; he went into the fynagogue on the thus ye brought an offering : should Sabbath-day, and stood up for to I accept this of


hands? faith read. Afts xx. 7. And upon the first the Lord. day of the week, &c. (See letter i.) p Acts 88. 7. And upon the first Pfal. xcii title, A plalm or fong' day of the week, when the disciples for the Sabbath-day. If. lxvi. 23. came together to break bread, Paul And it shall come to pass, that from preached unto them, ready to deone new-moon to anoiher, and from part on the norrow, and continued one Sabbath to another, shall all his speech until midnight. v. 9. felh come to worship before me, And there sat in a window a certain faith the Lord.

young man named Eutychus, being n Matth. xii. from verse. I, to 31. fallen into a deep sleep: and as At that time Jesus went on the Sab. Paul was long preaching, he sunk bath-day through the corn, and down with nesp, and fell down his disciples were an hungered. and fron the third loft, and was taken began to pluck the ears of corn, up dead.


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in itself sinful q, or by unnecessary thoughts, words or woka, about our wordly employments or recreationsr.

Q. 62. What are the reaforis annexea :o the Fourth Cmmandment ?

A. The reasons annexed to the Fourth Commandment are, God's allowing us six days of the week for our own employments), his challenging a special propriety in the Seveith, his own example, and his blessing the Sabbath-dayt.

Q. 63. Which is the Fifth Commandment?

A The fifth Commandment is, honour thy father and thy mother ; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee,v.

Q. 64. What is required in the fifth Commandnient?

À. The fifth Commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as fuperiors w, inferiors x, or equals y.

Q.65. ġ Ezek. xxiii. 38. Moreover, if lviii. 13. If thou turn away thy this they have done unto me: they foot from the Sabbath, from doing have defiled my fanctuary in the thy pleasure on my holy day, and fanie day, and have profaned my call the Sabbath a delight, the hoSabbaths.

ly of the Lord, honourable, and r Jer. xvii. 24. And it shall come fhalt honour him, not doing thine to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto own ways, nor finding thine own me, faith the Lord, to bring in no pleasure, nor speaking thine own burden through the gates of this words. city on the Sabbath day, but bal- 62. Exod. xx. 9. Six days shalt low the Sabbath-day, to do na work thou labour, and do all thy work. therein : v. 25. Then shall there t Exod. xx. 11. For in fix days enter into the gates of this city, the Lord made heaven and earih, kings and princes sitting upon the the sea, and all that in' them is, throne of David, riding in chariots, and rested the sevenih' day: where and on horses, they and their prin- fore the Lord blessed the Sabbath, ces, the men of Judah, and the day, ard ballowed it. inhabitants of Jerusalem, and this 63. v. Exod. xx. 12, city shall remain for ever. v. 26. 64. w. Eph. v. 21. Submitting And they shall come from the cities yourselves one to another in the fear of Judah, and from the places about of God. Jerusalem, and from the land of x 1 Pet. ii. 15. Honour all men. Benjamin, and from the plain, and Love the brotherhood. Fear God. froni the mountains, and from the Honour the king. fouth, bringing burnt offerings, and ; Rom. xii. To. Be kindly affecfacrifices, and meat-offerings, and tioned one to another; with bro. incenfc, and bringing facrifices of therly love, in honour preferring one praise unto the house of the Lord, another..



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