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own pleasure, nor speaking thine own bath-day, he shall surely be put to death. words; then shalt thou delight thyself in Ch. xxxv. 2. the Lord, and I will cause thee to ride Numb. xv. 32–36. While the children upon the high places of the earth, and of Israel were in the wilderness, they feed thee with the heritage of Jacob. found a man that gathered sticks on the

Sabbath-day, and they brought him to CCVII. The care of God's people to Moses and Aaron, and they put him in sanctify the Sabbath themselves, and to ward. And the Lord said unto Moses, precent the profaning of it by others. The man shall be surely put to death; all Neh. x. 29. 'They entered into an oath, the congregation shall stone him with and into a curse, to walk in God's law.- stones without the camp. And all the Ver. 31. And if the people of the land congregation brought him without the bring ware, or any victuals, on the Sab- camp, and stoned him with stones, and he bath-day to sell, not to buy it of them on died as the Lord commanded Moses. the Sabbath.

Jer. xvii. 27. If ye will not hearken xiii. 15. In those days I saw in Judah, unto me, to hallow the Sabbath, &c. some treading wine-presses on the Sab- Ezek. xx. 15, 16. I would not bring bath, and bringing in sheaves, and lead them into the land which I had given ing asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, them; because they walked not in my and all manner of burthens which they statutes, but polluted my Sabbaths. brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath. Ver. 23, 24. I lifted up mine hand day; and I testificd against them, in the unto them in the wilderness, that I would day wherein they sold victuals.

scatter them among the heathen, and dis. Ver. 16–18. There dwelt men of perse them through the nations; because Tyre also therein, which brought fish, they had despised my statutes and pol. and all manner of ware, and sold on the luted my Sabbaths. Sabbath unto the children of Judah, and xxii. 8. Thou hast profaned my Sabin Jerusalem. Then I contended with baths.-Ver. 14. Can thine heart endure, the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, or can thine hands be strong, in the days What evil thing is this that ye do, and that I will deal with thee? profane the Sabbath-day? Did not your Ver. 26. Her priests have hid their fathers thus, and did not our God bring eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am proall this evil upon us, and upon this city? faned among them.-Ver. 31. There. yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by fore have I poured out mine indignation profaning the Sabbath.

upon them, I have consumed them with Ver. 19–21. And it came to pass, the fire of my wrath; their own ways that when the gates of Jerusalem began have I reconipensed upon their heads, to be dark before the Sabbath, I com- saith the Lord. manded that the gates should be shut, and xxiii. 38. They have defiled my sancnot be opened till after the Sabbath; and tuary, and have profaned my Sabbaths.some of my servants I set at the gates, Thus saith the Lord God, I will give them that there should no burthen be brought to be removed and spoiled. in on the Sabbath-day. So the mer. chants and sellers of all kind of ware, CCIX. Sabbath privileges withdrawn. lodged without Jerusalem once or twice. Lam. ii. 6. The Lord hath caused the Then I testified against them, and said Sabbaths to be forgotten in Zion. unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall ? Hos. ii. 11. I will cause her Sabbaths if ye do so again I will lay hands on you. to cease. From that time forth came they no more Lam. i. 7. The adversaries did mock on the Sabbath.

at her Sabbaths. See Isa, i. 13. Amos Ver. 22. And I commanded the Levites, viii. 11. that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, CCX. The change of the Sabbath from to sanctify the Sabbath.

the seventh to the firsi day of the week.

Gen. ii. 2. God blessed the seventh day, CCVIH. Threatenings against Sabbath- and sanctified it, because that in it God breakers. Exod. xxxi. 14. Ye shall keep rested from all his works. Exod. xx. the Sabbath: every one that defileth it, 11. shall surely be put to death.--Ver. 15. Col. ii. 16, 17. Let no man judge you, Whosoever doeth any work on the Sab. in meat or in drink, or in respect of an boly-day, or of the new moon, or of the 1 to break bread, Paul preached unto them. Sabbath-days : which are a shadow of John xx. 19. things to come, but the body is of Christ. 1 Cor. xvi. 2. On the first day of the Rom. xix. 6.

week let every one lay by him as God Luke xxiv. 1. 6. Christ rose from the hath prospered him, that there be no ga. dead on the first day.

therings when I come. Acts xx. 7. Upon the first day of the Rev. j. 9, 10. I was in the Spirit on the week, when the disciples came together | Lord's day.

CHAPTER XVI.

"DUTIES TOWARDS MANKIND.

I. LOVE. Lev. xix. 18. Thou shalt xiii. 8. Owe no man anything, but to not avenge nor bear any grudge against love one another: he that loveth another, the children of thy people, but thou shalt hath fulfilled the law.-Ver. 10. Love love thy neighbour as thyself.—Ver. 34. worketh no ill to his neighbour: thereThe stranger that dwelleth with you shall fore love is the fulfilling of the law. be as one born among you, and thou shalt Gal. v. 14. All the law is fulfilled in love him as thyself.

one word, even in this, Thou shalt love Matt. v. 44, 45. Love your enemies; thy neighbour as thyself. Ver. 15. bless them that curse you, do good to Eph. v. 2. Walk in love, as Christ them that hate you, and pray for them hath loved us, and hath given himself for which despitefully use you and persecute us. you. That ye may be the children of Phil. i. 9. I pray that your love may your Father which is in heaven: for he abound more and more. maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on Heb. x. 24. Let us consider one anthe good, and sendeth rain on the just and other, to provoke unto love and to good on the unjust.

works. Ver. 46, 47. For if you love them xiii. 1. Let brotherly love continue. 1 which love you, what reward have ye? Pet. iii. 8. Love as brethren. Do not even the publicans the same. And 1 Pet. i. 2. See that ye love one anif you salute your brethren only, what do other with a pure heart fervently. ye more than others? Do not even the ii. 17. Honour all men; love the bro. publicans the same?-Ver. 48. Be ye therhood. therefore perfect, even as your Father 1 John ï. 10. He that loveth his bro. which is in heaven is perfect.

ther abideth in the light, and there is none xxii. 37, 38. Thou shalt love the Lord occasion of stumbling in him. thy God with all thy heart, and with all iii. 11. This is the message that ye thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is have heard from the beginning, That we the first and great commandment.—Ver. should love one another. 39, 40. And the second is like unto it, Ver. 14. We know that we have passed Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself

. from death unto life, because we love the On these two commandments hang all | brethren.—Ver. 18. My little children, the law and the prophets. Rom. xiii. 9. let us not love in word, neither in tongue, James ii. 8.

but in deed and in truth. John xiii. 34, 35. A new command. iii. 23. This is God's commandment, ment I give unto you, That ye love one That we should believe on the name of another: as I have loved you, that ye his Son Jesus Christ; and love one anlove one another. (Ch. xv. 12.) Ver. 35. other, as he gave us commandment. By this shall all men know that ye are iv. 10. God loved us, and sent his Son my disciples, if ye have love one to another. to be the propitiation for our sins.—Ver.

Rom. xii. 9. Let love be without dis- 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought simulation.

also to love one another.

peace, &c.

1 John iv. 20, 21. If a man say, I love Philem. 9. For love's sake, I beseech God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar; thee. for he that loveth not his brother, whom 1 John iii. 18. Let us not love in word, he hath seen, how can he love God whom nor in tongue, but in deed, &c. See duhe hath not seen? and this command-ties of husbands and wires, ministers and ment had we from God, That he who people, Commandment Fifth. loveth God, love his brother also.

2 John 5. This commandment we have from the beginning, That we love

CHARITY. one another.

V. Charity, with other graces, enjoined. II. of the cause of lore, and how it is 1 Cor. viii. 1. Knowledge putieth up, produced. Prov. xvii. 9. He that covereth but charity edificth. a transgression seeketh love.

xiii. 1—3. Though I speak with the xviii. 24. A man that hath friends tongues of men and of angels, and have must show himself friendly: and there is a not charity, I am become as sounding friend that sticketh closer than a brother. brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though

Heb. x. 20. Let us provoke one another I have the gift of prophecy, and underto love and to good works.

stand all mysteries, and all knowledge; Gal. v. 6. Faith worketh by love.-Ver. and though I have all faith, so that I 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, could remove mountains, and have not

charity, I am nothing. And though I 1 Thess. iv. 9. Ye are taught of God bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and to love one another.

though I give my body to be burned, 1 John iv. 7, 8. Let us love one an. and have not charity, it profiteth me other; for love is of God. He that loveth nothing. not, knoweth not God; for God is love. Ver. 47. Charity suffereth long and

Ver. 12. If we love one another, God is kind; charity envieth not, charity dwelleth in us.—Ver. 16. God is love; vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up; doth and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not God, and God in him.

her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh v. 2. By this we know that we love the no evil, rejoiccth not in iniquity, but rechildren of God, when we love God and joiceth in the truth; beareth all things, kcep his commandments.

believeth all things, hopeth all things, en

durcth all things.Ver. 8. Charity never III. Prayers and thanks to God for faileth. Christian love, as being his gist, 1 Thess. Ver. 13. Now abideth faith, hope, iii. 12. The Lord make you to increase charity, these three; but the greatest of and abound in love one toward another, these is charity. and toward all men, even as we do toward xiv. 1. Follow after charity; and desire you. Ch. iii. 1 Col. i. 2.

spiritual gifts. Eph. i. 15, 16. After I heard of your xvi. 14. Let all your things be done faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all with charity. the saints, I cease not to give thanks for Col. ii. 14. Above all things put on you, making mention of you in my prayers. charity, which is the bond of perfect

IV. The influence and effects of love Tim. i. 5. The end of the commandupon the temper and behaviour of Chris- ment is charity, out of a pure heart, and tians one toward another; or how love is of a good conscience, and of faith unevidenced. Rom. xii. 10. Be kindly affec- feigned. tioned one to another, with brotherly love. ii. 15. The woman shall be saved in

xiii. 10. Love worketh no ill to his child-bearing, if they continue in faith neighbour,

and charity, and holiness, with sobriety. Gal. v. 13. By love serve one another. iv. 22. Be thou an example of the be

Eph. iv. 2. Forbearing one another in lievers, in word, in conversation, in cha love.—Ver. 15. Speaking the truth in rity, in spirit, in faith, in purity: love.- Ver. 16. Edifying in love. 2 Tim. ii. 22. Flee youthful lusts; but

Phil. ii. 12. Be like minded, having follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, the same love, being of one accord, of one with them that call on the Lord out of a mind.

ness,

pure heart.

Tit. ii. 1, 2. Speak the things that be- John vii. 7. The world hateth me, become sound doctrine; that the aged men cause I testify of it, that the works there, be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the of are evil. faith, in charity, in patience.

xv. 18, 19. If the world hate you, ye 1 Pet. iv. 8. Above all things have know that it hated me before it hated fervent charity among yourselves; for you. If you were of the world, the world charity shall cover a multitude of sins. would love his own; but because ye are Prov. x. 12.

not of the world, but I have chosen you v. 14. Grect ye one another with a out of the world, therefore the world kiss of charity.

hateth you. Ver. 20. 2 Pet. i. 5—7. Add to your faith, vir- xvii. 14. Jesus said (of his disciples), tue, knowledge, temperance, patience, god. The world hath hated them, because liness, brotherly kindness, charity. they are not of the world, even as I am Jude 12. Feasts of charity.

not of the world.

Tit. iii. 3. We ourselves were some. VI. Approved examples of charity, and times foolish, disobedient, deceived, ser. other graces. 2 Thess. i. 3. We are ving divers lusts and pleasures, living in bound to thank God · always for you, malice and envy, hateful and hating one brethren, as it is meet; because that your another. faith groweth exceedingly, and the chari- 1 John ii. 9. He that hateth his broty of every one of you all toward each ther is in darkness. Ver. 11. other aboundeth. Thess. iii. 6.

iï. 13. Marvel not, brethren, if the 2 Tim. iii. 10. Thou hast fully known world hate you. my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, Ver. 14, 15. He that loveth not his faith, long-suffering, charity, patience, brother abideth in death. Whosocver persecutions, afflictions, &c.

hateth his brother, is a murderer; and Rev. ii. 18, 19. To the angel of the we know that no murderer hath eternal church of Thyatira write, These things life abiding in him. saith the Son of God: I know thy works iv. 20. If a man say, I love God, and and charity, and service, and faith, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he who patience. See ver. 3. 2 John 6.

loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, See instances of charitable conduct how can he love God whom he hath not toward others, 1 Cor. viii. 9. 12, 13.

seen ? HATRED.

VIII. The duty of the righteous to

word those that hate them. Exod. xxiii. 5. VII. Hatred; threatenings against it. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee Lev. xix. 17. Thou shalt not hate thy lying under his burthen, thou shalt surely brother in thine heart.

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with him. Ps. xxxiv. 21. Evil shall slay the wick. Matt. v. 44. Do good to them that hate ed; and they that hate the righteous shall you. be desolate.

Rom. xii. 21. Overcome evil with good. Prov. xxix. 10. The blood-thirsty hate the upright.

IX. Prayers and complaints to God, Ezek. xxxv. 5, 6. Because thou (mount against the hatred of the wicked. Ps. ix. Seir) hast had a perpetual hatred, and 13. O Lord, consider my trouble, which hast shed the blood of the children of I suffer of them that hate me. Israel ; therefore as I live, saith the Lord, lxix. 14. Let me be delivered from I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood them that hate me. See also Ps. xxv. 19. shall pursue thee.

-xxxv. 19.-Xxxviii. 19.-xli.7.-v.3. Amos v. 10. They hate him that re- lxxxvi. 17. buketh in the gate ; they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

X. Promises to those that are unjustly Mic. iii. 2. Who hate the good, and hated, and threatenings against their love the evil.

haters. Job viii. 22. They that hate thee Matt. x. 22. Jesus said, Ye shall be shall be clothed with shame. hated of all men, for my name's sake. Ps. xviii. 17. God hath delivered me Ch. xxiv. 9.

from them that hated me. xxiv. 10. They shall betray one an- xxxiv. 21. They that hate the just shall other, and shall hate one another.

be desolate.

xv. 10.

xliv. 7. Thou hast put them to shame XIII. Envy toward others, a mark of that hated us.

an unconverted state, Prov. xxvii. 4. Ps. Ixxxix. 23. I will plague them that Who is able to stand before envy ? hate him.

Matt. xxvii. 18. The Jews for envy cvi. 10. He saved his people from the delivered Jesus to be put to death. Mark hand of him that hated them.

cxviii. 7. The Lord taketh my part, Acts v. 17, 18. The Jews, filled with therefore I shall see my desire on them envy, laid their hands on the apostles, that hate me.

and put them into the common prison. Isa. Ixvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, vii. 9. The patriarchs, moved with enye that tremble at his word, Your bre- vy, sold Joseph. ihren that hated you, and cast you out for xüi. 45. The Jews, filled with envy, my name's sake, said, Let the Lord be spake against the things that were spoglorified: but he shall appear to your joy, ken by Paul, contradicting and blasphemand they shall be ashamed.

ing. Ch. xvii. 5. Luke vi. 22, 23. Blessed are ye, when Rom. i. 29. The reprobate mind is men shall hate you, and when they shall filled with all unrighteousness, envy, &c. separate you from their company, and Phil. i. 15. Some preach Christ of envy. shall reproach you, and cast out your 1 Tim. vi. 4. Doting about questions name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. and strifes of words, whereof cometh en. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for behold vy, &c. your reward is great in heaven.

Tit. iii. 3. We in our unconverted See Gen. xxiv. 60. Deut. vii. 15.—xxx. state) were foolish, living in malice and 7.-xxxiii. 11. The righteous hate only envy. the haters of God. 2 Chron. xix. 2. Ps. James iv. 5. The spirit that dwelleth xxvi. 5.—xxxi. 6.—Lxviii. 1.-cxxxix. 21, in us, lusteth to envy. 22.-XV. 4.

1 Cor. iii. 3. Whereas there is among

you envying, and strife, &c. are ye not ENVY.

carnal ?

Gal. v. 19. The works of the flesh are XI. Envy forbidden to the righteous envyings, murders, &c. Ver. 21. Prov. xxiii. 17. Let not thine heart envy James iii. 14–16. If ye have bitter sinners, but be thou in the fear of the envyings and strife in your hearts, glory Lord all the day long.

not, and lie not against the truth. This xxiv. 1. Be not thou envious against wisdom descendeth not from above, but evil men, neither desire to be with them. is earthly, sensual, devilish. For where Ver. 19.

envying and strife is, there is confusion Ps. xxxvii. 1. Fret not thyself because and every evil work. of evil-doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

MALICE. Rom. xiii. 13. Let us walk honestly,

XIV. Malice forbidden to the righteous not in strife and envying. 2 Cor. xii. 20. I fear lest there be en- with the old learen, neither with the lea

1 Cor, v. 8. Let us keep the feast, not vying amongst you. Gal. v. 26. Let us not be desirous of the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

ven of malice and wickedness, but with vain-glory, provoking one another, envy. ing one another.

xiv. 20. In malice be ye children, but 1 Pet. ii. 1, 2. Laying aside all malice,

in understanding be ye men. and all guile, and hypocrisies,

and envies, wrath, and anger, and clamour, and e.

Eph. iv. 31. Let all bitterness and and evil-speaking; as new born babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that speaking, be put away from you with all

malice. ye may grow thereby. See Ps. lxxiii. 2.

Col. iii. 8. Put off anger, wrath, maCompare Job xxi. 7. Jer. xii. 1. Hab. i. 3. Prov. iii. 31. Isa. xi. 13. James v. 13.

lice, blasphemy, filthy communications,

&c. 1 Pet. ii. 1. XII. The wicked, their envy hurtful to XV. Malice in the wicked. Rom. i. 28, themselves. Job v. 2. Envy slayeth the 29. A reprobate mind, filled with all silly one.

unrighteousness, maliciousness. Prov. xiv. 30. Envy is the rottenness Tit. iii. 3. Foolish, living in malice and of the bones.

envy.

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