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though the people of the earth be gathered together against it.-Zech, xii. 3, &c.
I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. And so all Israel shall be saved, as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob for this is my covenant unto them when I shall take away their sins, &c. They are beloved for the fathers' sake.-Rom. xi. 25-28.
OF THE SEVENTH, OR SABBATH DAY,
IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE
LAWS ABOUT IT; AND OF ITS CHANGE
TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK.
On the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made: and God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it he had rested from all his work.—Gen. ii. 2, 3.
To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which you will bake to day, &c. for to morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord, &c. Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none, &c. Abide ye every man in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. So the people rested on the seventh day. -Exod. xvi. 23-30.
On the seventh day thou shalt rest; that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thine handmaid, and the stranger may be refreshed.Exod. xxiii. 12. xxxiv. 21.
Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from amongst his people, and he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, &c. it is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth.-Exod. xxxi. 14-18. xxxv. 2.
Six days shall work be done, &c. ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.-Exod. xxxv. 2, 3.
Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest: an holy convocation.-Levit. xxiii. 3.
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, &c. for in six days the Lord made heaven, &c. and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.-Exod. xx.8-11. Deut. v. 12-14.
They found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day, &c. and the Lord said unto Moses, The man shall surely be put to death, all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.-Numb.xv. 32-36.
And on the sabbath day two lambs, &c. this is the burnt-offering of every sabbath, besides the continual burntoffering, and his drink-offering.— Numb. xxviii. 9, 10.
Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, &c. and remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt.— Deut. v. 12-15.
If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honour able, and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words; then, &c. I will cause thee to ride upon the bigh places of the earth.-Isa. lviii. 13, 14.
fore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.-Mark ii. 27, 28.
Bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem: neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work; but hallow ye the sabbath day, &c. Jer. xvii. 21, 22. 24. 27.
I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, &c. Ezek. xx. 12. 20, 21.
Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, &c. saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat?-Amos viii. 4, 5.
Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn, and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. when the Pharisees saw it, they said But to him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, &c. and how that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? &c. If ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guilt less. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day, &c. What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it shall fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and let it out? Wherefore, it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.-Matt. xii. 1-13. Luke vi. 1, &c. xiii. 14
The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: there
day of the week, they came unto the Very early in the morning, the first sepulchre, at the rising of the sun, &c.-Mark xvi. 2, &c. Luke xxiv. 1, &c.
into the synagogue on the sabbath Jesus, &c. as his custom was, went there was delivered unto him the day, and stood up for to read; and book of the prophet Isaiah.-Luke iv. 16. 31.
being the first day of the week, when Then the same day, at evening, the doors were shut where the disciJews, came Jesus, and stood in the ples were assembled, for fear of the midst, and saith to them, Peace, &c. And after eight days again (or in &c. came Jesus, the doors being shut, eight days) his disciples were within, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.-John xx. 19. 26.
every sabbath, and persuaded the Paul reasoned in the synagogue Jews and the Greeks, &c.-Acts xviii. 4.
days: and upon the first day of the Paul, &c. abode at Troas seven week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight, &c. when he, &c. had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, he departed.-Acts xx. 6-8. 11.
every one of you lay by him in store as Upon the first day of the week, let God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.1 Cor. xvi. 2.
the seventh day on this wise; And For he spake in a certain place of
but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.-Prov. xxiii. 17.
Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox, and hatred therewith.-Prov. xv. 17.
Let not thine heart envy sinners,
Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy, which thou hast used out of thy batred against them (or to them).— Ezek. xxxv. 11.
Pilate said to the Jews, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called Christ; for he knew that for envy they had delivered him.-Matt. xxvii. 17, 18.
John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife: therefore Herodias had a quarrel (or an inward grudge) against him, and would have killed him.Mark vi. 18, 19. 24.
If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.-Rom. xi. 14.
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ness with contentment is great gain. -1 Tim. vi. 4-6. Titus iii. 9. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, &e. living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. -Titus iii. 3.
Be content with such things as ye have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.-Heb. xiii. 5.
But now you also put off all these, anger, wrath, malice, &c. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.-Col. iii. 8. 19.
Doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, &c. Godli
Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.-James i. 19, 20.
The tongue is a little member, &c. a fire; a world of iniquity, &c. setteth on fire the course of nature, &c. an unruly evil, full of deadly poison, &c. Who is a wise man, and endued with knowledge amongst you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works, with meekness of wisdom: but if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, &c. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual (or natural), devilish: for where envy and strife is, there is confusion (or tumults, or unquietness), and every evil work.-James iii. 5, 6. 8. 13-16.
Grudge not (or grieve not) one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned.-James v. 9.
Wherefore, laying aside all malice, &c. and envyings, and all evil speakings, &c.-1 Pet. ii. 1.
Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
1 John iii. 15.
If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?-1 John iv. 20.
OF MURDER AND TAKING AWAY THE
LIFE OF MAN.
BECAUSE God accepted of Abel's offering, and had not respect unto Cain and his offering, Cain rose up