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sake, would freely pardon all our sins ; which we are the rather encouraged to ask, because by his grace we are ena bled from the heart to forgive others ".
Q. 106. What do we pray for in the sixth petition?
A. In the sixth petition (which is, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil°) we pray, That God would either keep us from being tempted to sin F, or support and deliver us when we are tempted.
Q. 107. What doth the conclusion of the Lord's prayer teach us?
A. The conclusion of the Lord's prayer (which is, For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever, Amen) teacheth us to take our encouragement in prayer from God only, and in our prayers to praise him, ascribing
m Psal. li. 1. Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies, blot out my transgressions. Ver. 2. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. Ver. 7. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Ver. 9. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Dan ix. 17. Now therefore, O our God, hear thou the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. 18. O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
n Luke xi. 4. And forgive tis our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us.-Matt. xviii. 35. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not
every one his brother their tres. passes.
106. o Matt. vi. 13.
p Matt. xxvi. 41. Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
q 2 Cor. xii. 7. And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thoru in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. Ver. 8. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
107. r Matt. vi 13.
Dan. ix. 4. And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments. Ver. 7. O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this days to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. Ver. 8. O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our
kingdom, power, and glory to him. And, in testimony of our desire, and assurance to be heard, we say, Amen ".
kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. Ver. 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him. Ver. 16. O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us. Ver. 17. Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is de. solate, for the Lord's sake. Ver. 18. O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. Ver. 19. O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy
t1 Chron. xxix. 10. Wherefore David blessed the Lord before all the congregation: and David said, Blessed be thou, Lord God of Israel our father, for ever and ever. Ver. 11. Thine, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty for all that is in the heaven and in the earth is thine; thine is the king. dom, O Lord, and thou art exalted as head above all. Ver. 12. Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Ver. 13, Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.
u 1 Cor. xiv. 16. Else, when thou shalt bless with the Spirit, how shall he that occupieth the room of the unlearned say Amen at thy giving of thanks, seeing he understandeth not what thou sayest? Rev. xxii. 20. He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly; A. men. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. Ver. 21. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
THE TEN COMMANDMENTS.
GOD spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. I. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
II. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth genera tion of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
III. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
IV. Remember the sabbath-day, 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 God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six 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.
V. Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI. Thou shalt not kill.
VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII. Thou shalt not steal,
IX. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
OUR Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
I BELIEVE in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord, which was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,
* i. e. Continued in the state of the dead, and under the power of death till the third day.
was crucified, dead, and buried: he descended into hell"; the third day he arose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty, from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; the holy catholick church; the communion of saints; the forgiveness of sins; the resurrection of the body; and the life everlasting. Amen.
So much of every question, both in the Larger and Shorter Catechism, is repeated in the answer, as maketh every answer an entire proposi tion or sentence in itself; to the end the learner may further improve it, upon all occasions, for his increase in knowledge and piety, even out of the course of catechising, as well as in it.
And albeit the substance of the doctrine comprised in that abridgment, commonly called The Apostles' Creed, be fully set forth in each of the Catechisms, so as there is no necessity of inserting the Creed itself; yet it is here annexed, not as though it were composed by the Apostles, or ought to be esteemed canonical scripture, as the Ten Commandments, and the Lord's Prayer, (much less a prayer, as ignorant people have been apt to make both it and the Decalogue,) but because it is a brief sum of the Christian faith, agreeable to the word of God, and anciently received in the churches of Christ,
CONFESSION OF FAITH
KIRK OF SCOTLAND:
A Designation of such Acts of Parliament as are expedient for justifying the Union after mentioned.
Josh. xxiv. 25. So Joshua made a covenant with the people that day, and set them a statute and an ordinance in Shechem.
2 Kings xi. 17. And Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord and the king and the peo ple, that they should be the Lord's people; between the king also and the people.
Isa. xliv. 5. One shall say, I am the Lord's; and another shall call himself by the name of Jacob; and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord, and surname himself by the name of Israel.