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or of strangers ? Peter said unto him, Ofshould do to you, do ye also to them likestrangers. Jesus saith unto him, then are wise.-Ver. 33. If ye do good to them the children free. Notwithstanding, lest which do good to you, what thanks have we should offend them, go thou to the sea, ye? For sinners also do even the same. and cast an hook, and take up the fish Ver. 35. Do good and lend, hoping that first cometh up; and when thou hast for nothing again; and your reward shall opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece be great, and ye shall be the children of of money, that take, and give unto them the Highest; for he is kind unto the un. for me and thee.

thankful and the evil. Acts xxiv. 16. Paul said, Herein do I Gal. vi. 9, 10. Let us not be weary in exercise myself, to have always a con- well-doing. As we have opportunity let science void of offence toward God and us do good unto all men, especially to toward men.

them who are of the household of faith. Rom. xiv. 21. It is good neither to eat Eph. vi. 1. Whatsoever good thing flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing any man doeth, the same shall he receive whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is of. of the Lord, whether he be bond or free. fended, or is made weak.

Col. ii. 24. 1 Cor. x. 32. Give none offence neither 1 Thess. v. 15. See that none render to the Jews nor to the Gentiles, nor to evil for evil unto any man; but ever fol. the church of God. 2 Cor. vi. 3. Giving low that which is good, both among your. none offence.

selves and to all men. Ver. 33. Even as I please all men in 1 Tim. vi. 17, 18. Charge them that all things, not seeking mine own profit, are rich, that they do good, that they be but the profit of many. 2 Cor. xi. 29. rich in good works.

Gal. v. 26. Let us not be desirous of Heb. xiii. 16. To do good and com. vain-glory, provoking one another. municate forget not, for with such sacri.

Phil. i. 10. I pray that ye may be sin. fices God is well pleased. cere, and without offence, till the day of 1 Pet. iii. 13. "Who is he that will Christ.

harm you, if ye be doers of that which 1 Thess. iv. 11, 12. We beseech you is good. that ye study to be quiet; that ye may walk honestly toward them that are without.


XXXVI. Threats against offenders. XXXVIII. Doing evil. 2 Sam. iii. 39. Matt. xiii. 41. The Son of man shall send The Lord shall reward the doer of evil forth his angels, and they shall gather out according to his wickedness. of his kingdom all things that offend, and Job viii. 20. God will not help evil. them which do iniquity, and cast them doers. into a furnace of fire, &c. Ver. 42.

Ps. xxvi. 5. I have hated the congrexviii. 6. Whoso shall offend one of gation of evil-doers. these little ones which believe in me, it xxxiv. 14. Depart from evil. Isa. i. were better for him that a mill-stone were 4. 16. 1 Pet. iii. 10. hanged about his neck, and that he were

Ver. 16. The face of the Lord is against drowned in the depth of the sea.

them that do evil. Ver. 7. Woe unto that man by whom

Prov. xxiv. 8. He that deviseth to do the offence cometh.

evil shall be called a mischievous per.


Isa. xiv. 20. The seed of evil-doers

shall never be renowned. XXXVII. Doing good to others. Ps. xxxi. 2. The Lord will arise against xxxvii. 3. Trust in the Lord, and do the house of evil-doers. good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and John iiì. 20, 21. Every one that doeth verily thou shalt be fed.

evil hateth the light. He that doeth truth Eccl. iii. 12. Rejoice, and do good. cometh to the light.

Amos v. 15. Hate the evil, and love Rom. xiii. 4. If thou do that which the good.

is evil, be afraid of the power. 1 Pet. ii. Mic. iii. 2. The wicked hate the good 2. 14. and love the evil.

2 Cor. xiii. 7. I pray to God that ye Luke vi, 21. As ye would that men do no evil.

Phil. iü. 2. Beware of evil-workers. | bring forth folly. See Ezek. xi. 2. Dan.

1 Thess. v. 22. Abstain from all ap. xi. 17. Mic. vii. 3, Acts xiii. 10. pearance of evil.

Threats. Ps. vii. 14. The wicked hath 1 Pet. iii. 12. The face of the Lord is conceived mischief, and brought forth against them that do evil.

falsehood.—Ver. 16. His mischief shall iv. 15. Let none of you suffer as an return upon his own head. evil-doer.

x. 14. Thou beholdest mischief and 3 John 11. Follow not that which is spite to requite it. evil, but that which is good: he that xxi. 11, 12. They imagine a mischiedoeth good is of God, but he that doth vous device against me : Therefore shalt evil hath not seen God.

thou make them turn their back.

lii. 2. Thy tongue deviseth mischief:

God shall destroy thee. Ver. 5. Ps. Ixii.3. DOING WRONG.

xciv. 20. Shall the throne of iniquity

have fellowship with thee, which frameth XXXIX. Doing Wrong. Acts vi. 26, mischief by a law ? 27. He that did the wrong, thrust ·Moses cxl. 1, 2. Deliver me from the evil man; away, saying, Who made thee a ruler which imagine mischief in their heart. and a judge over us.

Exod. ii. 13. Ver. 9. Let the mischief of their own lips 1 Cor. vi. 7, 8. There is utterly a fault cover them. among you, because ye go to law one Prov. xi. 27. He that diligently seeketh with another. Why do ye not rather take good procureth favour: but he that seekwrong? why do ye not rather suffer your. eth mischief it shall come upon him. selves to be defrauded ? Nay, ye do wrong, and defraud, and that your brethren. Col. iii. 25. He that doeth wrong shall

HARMLESS. receive for the wrong that he doeth. See Jer. xxii. 3. 13. 2 Cor. vii. 2. 1 Pet. ii. 19. XLI. Of being harmless. Matt. x. 16.

Be wise as serpents, and harmless as

doves. Rom. xvi. 19. DOING MISCHIEF.

Phil. ii. 15. Be blameless and harmless,

the sons of God without rebuke, in the XL. Doing Mischief, the character of unidst of a crooked and perverse nation, the wicked. Exod. xxxii

. 22. Aaron said, among whom ye shine as lights in the world. The people are set on mischief.

Job xv. 35. They conceive mischief, and bring forth vanity.

BLAMELESS. Ps. xxvi. 10. In their hands is mischief.

xxviii. 3. They speak peace to their XLII. Blameless. 1 Cor. i. 8. God shall neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts. confirm you unto the end, that ye may be

xxxvi. 4. The wicked deviseth mischief blameless in the day of the Lord Jesus. upon his bed: he setteth himself in a way Eph. i. 4. God hath chosen us in Christ, that is not good, he abhorreth not evil. that we should be holy and without blame

xxxviii. 12. They that seek my hurt, before him in love. speak mischievous things, and imagine 1 Thess. v. 23. The very God of peace deceit all the day long.

sanctify you wholly: and I pray God that lv. 10. Mischief and sorrow are in the your whole spirit, and soul, and body, be midst of the wicked.

preserved blameless unto the coming of Prov. iv. 16. The wicked sleep not, ex. our Lord Jesus Christ. cept they do mischief.

1 Tim. y. 7. These things give in vi. 14. A wicked man deviseth mis- charge, that they may be blameless. chief continually.

2 Pet. iii. 14. Be diligent that ye may x. 23. It is a sport to a fool to do mis- be found of him without spot, and blame. chief.

less. See Luke i. 6. xvii. 20,

He that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief. Ch. xiii, 17.

MERCY. -xxiv. 2. 8. 16.-xxviii. 14.

Eccl. x. 13. The end of a fool's talk, XLIII. Promises to the merciful. Ps. is mischievous madness.

xviii. 25. With the merciful thou wilt Isa. lix, 4. They conceive mischief, and shew thyself merciful.


Unmerciful, 8c.-Cruelty of the Wicked. CHAP. XVI.

Ps. xxxvii. 21. The righteous sheweth COMPASSION AND PITY. mercy.-Ver. 26. He is ever merciful.

Prov. iii. 3. Let not mercy and truth XLV. Compassion and pity. Zech. vii. forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, 9. *Thus spake the Lord of hosts, saying, write them upon the table of thine heart

. Execute true judgment, and shew mercy xi. 17. The merciful man doth good and compassions every man to his brother. to his own soul; but he that is cruel irou- Matt. xviii. 33. Shouldst thou not have bleth his own flesh.

had compassion on thy fellow-servant, xvi. 6. By mercy and truth iniquity is even as I had pity on thee. purged.

Luke x. 33. A Samaritan had com. xxi. 21. He thạt followeth after right- passion on him that fell among thieves.eousness and mercy, findeth life, right. Ver. 37. Jesus said, Go thou and do likeeousness and honour.

wise. Dan. iv. 27. Break off thy sins by 1 Pet. iii. 8. Brethren, be all of one righteousness, and thine iniquities by mind, having compassion one of another. shewing mercy.

1 John iii. 17. Whosoever hath this Hos. vi. 5. I desired mercy and not sa. world's good; and seeth his brother have crifice, and the knowledge of God more need, and shutteth up his bowels of comthan burnt offerings. Matt. ix. 13.-xii. 7. passion toward him, how dwelleth the xii. 6. Keep mercy and judgment.

love of God in that man? See Heb. xiii. Mic. vi. 8. What doth the Lord require 3.—x. 32, 33, 34. Phil. iv. 14. Job xxx. of thee, but to do justly and love mercy, 25. Ps. xxxv. 13, 14. and to walk humbly with thy God ? Rom. xii. 15. Rejoice with them that

Zech. vii. 9. Thus spake the Lord of do rejoice, and weep with those that weep. hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and Gal. vi. 2. Bear ye one another's bur. shew mercy and compassions every one dens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. to his brother.

Job vi. 14. To the afflicted pity should Matt. v. 7. Blessed are the merciful, be shewed. for they shall obtain mercy.

xix. 22. Have pity upon me, O ye my Luke vi. 36. Be ye merciful as your friends, for the hand of God hath touched Father is merciful.

Rom. xii. 8. He that sheweth mercy, 1 Pet. iii. 8. Be pitiful, be courteous. let him do it with cheerfulness.

Eph. iv. 32. Phil. ii. 1. If there are any bowels and Matt. xxv. 34 to 46. See Christ's sen. mercies, fulfil ye my joy. Ver. 2. tences, at the last day, to the compassion.

Col. iii. 12. Put on (as the eleet of God ate and uncompassionate. Amos i. 11. holy and beloved) bowels of mercies. See persons not to be pitied, Deut.

James iij. 17. The wisdom that is from vii. 16.-xiii. 8.—xix. 13. 2i. Ezek. ix. above is full of mercy.

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XLIV. Unmerciful. Threats. Ps. cix. XLVI. "Cruelty of the wicked. Gen. 12. Let there be none to extend mercy xlix. 5. Instruments of cruelty are in unto him.-Ver. 16. Because he remem their habitations. Ver. 7. bered not to shew mercy.

Deut. xxxii. 33. Their wine is the Hos. iv. 1. The Lord hath a contro- poison of dragons, and the cruel venom versy with the inhabitants of the land, of asps. because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor

Prov. xii. 10. The tender mercies of knowledge of God in the land.

the wicked are cruel. Matt. xxiii. 23. Woe to you, ye have Ps. lxxiv. 20. Earth's dark places are omitted the weightier matters of the law, full of the habitations of cruelty. judgment, mercy and faith.

Lam. iv. 3. The daughter of my people Rom. i. 28, 29. The reprobate mind is is become cruel. filled with all unrighteousness, implaca- Prayers. Ps. lxxi, 4. Deliver me, O ble, unmerciful.

my God, out of the hand of the wicked, James ii. 13. He shall have judgment and out of the band of the unrighteous without mercy, that shewed no mercy. and cruel man. Ps. xxv. 19.-xxvii. 12. Matt. vii. 22.

Threats. Zech. i. 15. Thus saith the

Lord, I am very sore displeased with the and forgiving one another, if any man heathen, that are at ease, for I was but a have a quarrel against any; even as Christ little displeased, and they helped forward forgave you, so do ye. See 2 Cor. ii. 7. the affliction. Amos i. 11. Obad. i. 15. 10. Gal. vi. 1. Gen. xlii. 21. Amos vi. 1.3. 6. Isa. xlvii. 6. Judg. ix. 24. Ezek. xviii. 18.—xxxiv. 4.



XLVIII. Revenge. Lev. xix. 18. Thou

shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge XLVII. Forgiveness. Matt. vi. 9. After against the children of thy people. this manner pray ye: Our Father which Prov. xx. 22. Say not thou, I will reart in heaven.-Ver. 12. Forgive us our compense evil. debts, as we forgive our debtors.

xxiv. 29. Say not, I will do to him as Ver. 14, 15. If ye forgive men their he hath done to me; I will render to the trespasses, your heavenly Father will also man according to his work. 1 Thess. v. forgive you. But if ye forgive not men | 15. 1 Pet. iii. 9. their trespasses, neither will your Father xii. 20. Deceit is in the heart of them forgive you your trespasses.

that imagine evil. xviii. 15. If thy brother shall trespass Zech. vii. 10. Let none of you imaagainst thee, go and tell him his fault be- gine evil against his brother in his heart. tween thee and him alone; if he shall hear Ch. viii. 17. thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Rom. xii. 19, 20. Dearly beloved,

Ver. 21, 22. Peter said, How oft shall avenge not yourselves, but rather give my brother offend and I forgive him? till place to wrath; for it is written, Ven. seven times ? Jesus saith unto him, I say geance is mine, I will repay, saith the not unto thee, till seven times, but until Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, seventy times seven.

feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; Ver. 27. The Lord of that servant for in so doing, thou shalt heap coals of (who could not pay] forgave him all the fire on his head. debt.

Ver. 21. Be not overcome of evil, but Ver. 35. So likewise shall my heavenly overcome evil with good. Father do also to you, if ye from your Prayers and complaints. Ps. cxl. 1, 2. hearts forgive not every one his brother Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil men, their trespasses.

which imagine mischief in their heart. Mark xi. 25, 26. When ye stand pray- Hos. vii. 15. Lam. iii. 60. Ps. x., forgive, if ye have ought against xxi. 10. See revenge punished, Ezek. any, that your Father also which is in xxv. 12 to 18. heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your

GOOD COUNSEL. Father which is in heaven forgive you your trespasses.

XLIX. The duty of giving and receirLuke vi. 37, 38. Forgive and ye shall ing good counsel. Ps. lv. 14. We took be forgiven. For with what measure ye sweet counsel together, and walked to the mete, it shall be measured to you again. house of God in company.

xvii. 3, 4. Take heed to yourselves : Prov. i. 5. A wise man will hear and If thy brother trespass against thee, re- will increase in learning; and a man of unbuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. derstanding will attain unto wise counsel. And if he trespass against thee seven xi. 14. Where no counsel is, the peotimes in a day, and seven times in a day ple fall; but in the multitude of counsel. turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou lors there is safety. Ch. xv. 22.—xx. 18. shalt forgive him.

-xxiv. 6. Eph. iv. 32. Be ye kind one to an. xii. 5. He that hearkeneth to counsel other, tender-hearted, forgiving one an- is wise. other; even as God for Christ's sake hath xiii. 10. With the well-advised wis. forgiven you.

dom. Col. ii. 12, 13. Put on (as the elect of xix. 20. Hear counsel, and receive God, holy and beloved) bowels of mercies, instruction, that thou mayest be wise in kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, thy latter end. long-suffering; forbearing one another, xxvii. 9. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart; so doth the sweetness of of knowledge.- Ver. 23. Buy the truth, a man's friend by hearty counsel. and sell it not; also, wisdom, and instruc

Instances of good counsel received. By tion, and understanding. Moses, Exod. xviii. 19.-By Bathsheba, Job iv. 3. Thou hast instructed many, 1 Kings i. 12.--By the king of Israel, and hast strengthened the weak hands. 2 Kings vi. 9, 10.-By the king of Judah, Dan. xi. 33. They that understand 2 Chron. xxx. 2. 23.-By the princes of among the people shall instruct many. Judah, Ezek. x. 3. 8.

See Prov. i. 2, 3. L. Rejecting evil counsel ; the duty LII. Of refusing instruction. Prov. and safety thereof. Ps. i. 1. Blessed is i. 7. Fools despise wisdom and instruc. the man that walketh not in the counsel tion. Ch. xv, 5. of the ungodly. Job xxi. 16.—xxii. 18. v. 23. The wicked shall die without

Prov. i. 10. If sinners entice thee con- instruction, and in the greatness of his sent thou not.

folly he shall go astray. Ver. 12, 13. xii. 5. The counsel of the wicked is

xiii. 18. Poverty and shame shall be deceit.

to him that refuseth instruction, but he xix. 27. Cease to hear the instruction that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. that causeth to err from the words of xvi. 22. Understanding is a well-spring knowledge.

of life to him that hath it, but the instrucFollowers of evil counsel punished. tion of fools is folly. See Heb. v. 12. Instances thereof. Those who followed the counsel of Balaam, Numb. xxxi. 16.- LIII. To edify one another. Rom. xiv. Rehoboam for following the counsel of 19. Let us follow after the things which the young men, 1 Kings xii. 8. 14.- Aha- make for peace, and the things where. ziah for following the evil counsel of his with one may edify another. mother, 2 Chron. xxii. 3, 4, 5.

xv. 2. Let every one please his neigh

bour for his good to edification. LI. Mutual obligations to giving and 1 Cor. viii. 1. Charity edifieth. receiving instruction from one another. xiv. 26. Let all things be done to edi. Prov. iv. 13. Take fast hold of instruc- fying. tion ; let her not go: keep her, for she is Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt commu. thy life. Ch. i. 2, 3.-v. 1.-vi. 28. nication proceed out of your mouth,

viii. 10. Receive my instructions, and but that which is good for the use of not silver; and knowledge rather than edifying, that it may minister grace to choice gold.-Ver. 33. Hear instruction the hearers. 'and be wise, and refuse it not.

1 Thess. v. 11. Comfort yourselves toix. 9. Give instruction to a wise man, gether, and edify one another. See Eph. and he will be yet wiser; teach a just iv. 16. 1 Cor. x. 23.-xiv. 3. 12. man, and he will increase in learning.

x. 17. He is in the way of life that LIV. To exhort one another. Heb. iii. keepeth instruction; but he that refuseth 13. Exhort one another daily, while it is reproof erreth.

called To-day, lest any of you be hardened xii. 1. Whoso loveth instruction loveth through the deceitfulness of sin. knowledge; but he that hateth reproof is x. 24. Let us consider one another, brutish.

to provoke one another to love and to xv. 32. He that refuseth instruction good works.- Ver. 25. Exhorting one despiseth his own soul; but he that hear- another. eth reproof getteth understanding.

xix. 20. Hear counsel and receive in- LV. To warn one another. 1 Thess. struction, that thou mayest be wise in thy v. 11. Warn them that are unruly, comlatter end.

fort the feeble-minded, support the weak, Ver. 27. Cease, my son, to hear the be patient toward all men. instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

LVI, To admonish one another. Eccl. xxi, 11. When a scorner is punished the v. 13. Better is a poor and wise child, simple is made wise, but when the wise is than an old and foolish king, that will no instructed he receiveth knowledge. more be admonished.

xxiii. 12. Apply thine heart unto in- xii. 11, 12. The words of the wise are struction, and thine ears to the words as goads, and as nails fixed by the mas.

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