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that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves. 2 Let every one of us please his neighbor for his good to edification. 3 For even Christ pleased not himself; but, as it is written, The reproaches of them that reproached thee fell on me.

1 Cor. 10: 24 Let no man seek his own, but every man another's wealth. 33 Even as I please all men in all things, not seeking mine own profit, but the profil of many, that they may be saved.— 13: 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity raunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

2 Cor. 5: 15 He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

Gal. 5: 14 All the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

Ph. 2: 3 Let nothing be done through strife or vain-glory ; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.

Jam. 2: 8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well: 9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

1 Jn. 3: 16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us : and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

[See 111, 137-8, 283, 299, 356, 674, 689.] 414. Eramples of disinterested lore.

Ex. 32: 31 Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold. 32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin: and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. 33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.

1 S. 24: 16 Saul lifted up his voice, and wept. 17 And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than İ: for thou hast rewarded me good, whereas I have rewarded thee evil. 18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me; forasmuch as when the Lord had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.


Job 1: 9 Then Satan answered the Lord and saiil, Doth Job fear God for nought? 21 The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away ; blessed be the name of the Lord.— 13: 15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him. —29: 12 I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him. 13 The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me; and I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.

Dan. 3: 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. – 6: 10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his . chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

Lk. 10: 33 A certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was : and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

Ac. 2: 44 All that believed were together, and had all things common; 45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. — 4: 32 The multitude of them that believed were of one heart, and of one soul: neither said any of them that aught of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. 34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold, 35 And laid them down at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

Rom. 9: 1 I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, 2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. 3 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ, for my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh.

2 Cor. 8: 9 Ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.-12: 14 Behold,

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the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours, but you.

Heb. 11: 2+ By faith Moses when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter; 25 Choose ing rather to suffer afilietion with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season ; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt.

[See 56, 299, 356, 407, 671.]
415. Disinterested love reuarded.

Mk. 10: 28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have follewed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily, I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he

shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and · brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come, eternal life.

[Sec 408, 527, 630.]


416. Lying a prevalent sin.

Is. 59: 3 Your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue bath muttered perverseness. 4 None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischie. and bring forth iniquity. 13 In transgressing and lying against the Lord, and departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. 14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afur off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

Jer. 9: 2 Oh that I had in the wilderness a lodging-place of way-faring men; that I might leave my people, and go from them! for they be all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous

3 And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies : but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth ; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not me, saith the Lord. 4 Take ye heed every one of his neighbor, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every r.eighbor will walk with slanders. 5 And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to coinmit iniquity. 6 Thine habitation is in the midst of de


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ceit; through deceit they refuse to know me, saith the LORD. 8 Their tongue is as an arrow shot out; it speaketh deceit: me speaketh peaceably to his neighbor with bis mouth, but in heart he layeth his wait.

Hos. 4: 1 Hear the word of the Lord, ye children of Israel. for the Lord hath a controversy with the inhabitants of ihe land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Mic. 6: 12 The rich men thereof are full of violence, and the inhabitants thereof have spoken lies, and their tongue is deceitful in their mouth.

Jn. 8: 41 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father


will do: he was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth; because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. [See 702.] 417. Lying forbidden.

Ex. 20: 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Lev. 19: 11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another. 12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I um the Lord.

Ps. 34: 13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

Pr. 4: 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

Ep. 4: 25 Putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Col. 3: 9 Lie not one to another, seeing that

put off the old man with his deeds.

1 Pet. 3: 10 He that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile. [See 729, 730.] ] 418. Lyiny, displeasing to God.

Ps. 5: 6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing. the LORD will abhor the bloody and deceitful man -- - 59: 12 For the sin of their mouth and the words of their lips let them even be taken in their pride: and for cursing and lying which hey speak. 13 Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be : and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob

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unto the ends of the earth. — 63: 11 The king shall rejoice ir God; every one that sweareth by him shall glory: but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.

Pr. 6: 16 These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. – 10: 18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool. — 12: 19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment. 22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight. 19: 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

Is. 28: 17 Judgment also will I lay to the line, and righteousness to the plummet: and the hail shall sweep away the refuge of lies, and the waters shall overtlow the hiding. place.

Ac. 5: 3 Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land ? 4 While it remained, was it not thine cwn? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. 5 And Ananias hearing these words, fell down, and gave up the ghost. And great fear came on all them that heard these things.

Rev. 21: 8 The fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death. 22: 15 Without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. [Ps. 62: 3, 4. Pr. 21: 6. Zec. 8: 16, 17.]

[See 230.]


419. Man's common origin and digmty.

Gen. 1: 27 God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him ; male and female created he them. 28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the

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