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like a serpent, and stingeth like an kingdoms of the world upon the adder. v. 33. Thine eyes shall be face of the earth. Įf. jji. 16. Morehold Itrange women, and thine heart over, the Lord faith, Because the shall utter perverse things.

daughters of Sion are haughty, and f Gen. i Xxxix. 10. And it came walk with stretched-forth pecks, and to pass, as she spake to Joseph day wanton eyes, walking, and min

. by day, that he hearkened not un- cing as they go, and making a tinka to her, to lie by her, or to be with ling with their feet :- Mark vi

. 22. her. Prov. v. 8. Remove thy way And when the daughter of the faid far from her, and come not nigh Herodias canie in, and danced, and the door of her house.

pleased Herod, and them that fat & Eph. v. 4. Neither filthinesswith him, the king faid unto the nor foolish talking, nor jefting, damsel, Ask of me whatsover thou which are not cupvenient : but ra- wilt, and I will give it thee. Rom. ther giving of thanks. Ezek. xxiii. xiii. 13. Let us walk honestly as in 14. And that the encreased her the day; not in rioting and drunkwhoredoms : for when she saw men enness, not in chambering and wanpourtrayed upon the wall, the ima- tonness, not in strife and envying. ges of the Chaldeans pourtrayed 1 Pet. iv. 3. For the time past of with vermilion, v. 15. Girded with life


suffice us to have girdles upon their loins, exceeding wrought the will of the Gentiles, in dyed attire upon their heads, all when we walked in lasciviousness

, of them princes to look to, after the lufts, excess of wine, revellings

, manner of the Babylonians of Chal banquetings, and abominable idodea, the land of their nativity : latries. v. 16. And as soon as he saw them

h 2 Kings ix. 30. And when Jewith her eyes, she doted upon them, hu was come to Jezreel

, Jezebel and sent messengers unto them into heard of it, and the painted her Chaldea. If. xxiii. 15. And it shall face, and tired her hair, and come to pass in that day, that Tyrę looked out at a window. Compared thall be forgotten feventy years, with Jer. iv. 30. And when they according to the days of one king: art spoiled, what wilt thou do? after the end of seventy years shall Though thou clotheft thyself with Tyre.ling as an harlot. v. 16. Take crimson, though thou deckelt thee an harp, go about the city, thou with ornaments of gold, though harlot that haft been forgotten, thou renteft thy face with painting, make sweet melody,' sing many in vain shalt thou make thyself fair, songs, that thou mayelt be remem. thy lovers will despise thee, they bered. v. 17. And it shall come to will seek thy life. And with Ezek. pass after the end of seventy years, xxii. 40. And furthermore, that that the Lord will visit Tyre, and ye have fent for men to come from the shall turn to her hire, and shall far, unto whom'a' messenger was commit fornication with all the fent, and lo, they came, for whom



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1. The eight commandment is, Thou shalt not steal i.

l. 141. What are the duties required in the eighth comas mandment?

A. The duties required in the eighth commandment are, truth, faithfulness, and justice in contracts and commerce between man and man k, rendering to every one his due l; restitution of goods unlawfully detained from the right owners thereof m; giving and lending freely, according to our abilities, and the necessities of others n;

moderation thou didft wash thyself, paintedít in any of all these that a man doth, thy eyes, and deckedit thy self with finning therein :

v. 4. Then it

shall be, because he hath finned and 140. i Exod. xx. 15.

is guilty, that he shall restore that 141. k Psal. xv. 2. He that walk- which he took violently away, or. eth uprightly, and worketh righte- the thing which he hath deceitfully ousoels, and speaketh the trath in gotten, or that which was deliverhis heart. V. 4.--He that sweareth ed him to keep, or the lost thing to his own hurt, and changeth not. which he found: y, 5. Or all that Zech. vii. 4. Then came the word about which he hath sworn falsely;: of the Lord of hosts unto me, saying, he fall even restore it in the prinV. 10. And oppress not the widow, cipal, and shall add the fifth part, nor the fatherless, the stranger, more thereto, and give it unto him, nor the poor, and let none of you to whom it appertaineth, in the day imagine evil against his brother in of his trespass-offering. Compared your heart. Zech. viii. 16. These with Luke xix. 8. And Zaccheys are the things that ye shall do, Speak stood, and said unto the Lord, Be. ye every man the truth to his neigh- hold, Lord, the half of my goods bour: execute the judgment of I give to the poor: and if I have truth and peace in your gates. v. 17. taken any thing from any man by And let none of you imagine evil in false accusation, I restore him foura your hearts against his neighbour and fold. love

no false oath: for all these are n Luke vi. 30. Give to every things that I hate, faith the Lord. man that asketh of thee; and of hina

1 Rom. xiii. 7. Render therefore that taketh away thy goods, ask to all their dues : - tribute to whom them not again. v. tribute is due, custom to whom cu it shall be given unto you: good ftom, fear to whom fear, honour to measure, pressed down, and shaken whom honour.

together, and running over, shall m Lev. vi. 2: If a soul sin, and men give into your bosom. For commit a trespass against the Lord, with the same measure that ye mete. and lie unto his neighbour in that withal, it shall be measured to you which was delivered him to keep, again. I John iii. 17. But whoso or in fellowship, or in a thing tak hath this world's good, and seeth en away by violence, or hath de his brother have need, and shutteth ceived his neighbour; v. 3. Or have up his bowels of compassion from found that which was loft, and lieth him, how dwelleth the love of God concerning it, and sweareth falsely;


moderation of our judgments, wills, and affe&ions concerning worldly goods o; a provident care and study to get p, keep, use, and dispose these things which are necesfary and convenient for the fuftentation of our nature, and suitable to our condition q; a lawful calling r, and diligence in its; frugality t ; avoiding unnecessary law

suits in him? Eph. iv. 28. Let him that is no good in them, but for a man stole, steal no more : but rather let to rejoice, and to do good in his him labour, working with his hands life. v. 13. And also that every man the thing which is good, that he may, should eat and drink, and enjoy the have to give to him that needeth. good of all his labour, it is the gift Gal. vi. 10. As we have therefore of God. Tim. vi. 17. Charge them opportunity, let us do good unto all that are rich in this world, that they men, especially unto them who are be not high minded, nor trust in of the household of faith.

uncertain riches, but in the living o i Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with God, who giveth us richly all things contentment is great gain. v. 7. to enjoy : v. 18. That they do For we brought nothing into this good, that they be rich in good world, and it is certain we can car- works, ready to distribute, willing ry nothing out. v. 8. And having to communicate. Il. xxxvii. 1. Io food and raiment, let us be there. those days was Hezekiah fick unto with content. v. 9. But they that death : and Isaiah the prophet the will be rich, fall into temptation, son of Amos came unto him, and and a snare, and into many foolish" said unto him, Thus faith the Lord, and hurtful lusts, which drown men Set thine house in order : for thou in destruction and perdition. Gal. shalt die, and not live. Matth. xi. vi. 14. But God forbid that I should 8.- Behold, they that

wear soft glory fave in the cross of our Lord cloathing, are in kings houses. Jesus Christ, by whom the world is q i Cor. vii. 20. Let every man crucified unto me, and I unto the abide in the same calling wherein world.

1. he was called. Ģen. ii. 15. And the p i Tim. v.8. But if any provide Lord God took the man, and put not for his own, and especially for him into the garden of Eden, to those of his own house, he hath de- dress it and to keep it. Gen. iii. 19. nied the faith, and is worse than an In the sweat of thy face shalt thou infidel.

eat bread, till thou return unto the
q Prov. xxvii. from vers. 23. to ground:
the end. Be thou diligent to know Eph. iv. 28. Let him that stole,
the state of thy flocks, and look well steal no more: but rather let him la-
to thy herds. v. 24. For riches are bour, working with his hands the
not for ever,-Eccl. ii. 24. There thing which is good, that he may
is nothinig better for a man, than have to give him that needeth. Prov.
that he should eat and drink, and

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that dealeth that he should make his soul enjoy with a lack hand: but the hand of good in his labour. This allo I the diligent maketh rich. saw; that it was from the hand of t John vi. 12. When they were God. Eccl. ü. 12. I know that there filled, he said unto his disciples, Ga


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fuits v, and suretiship, or other like engagements w; and an endeavour by all just and lawful means to procure, preserve, and further the wealth and outward estate of others, as well as our own x.

l. 142. What are the fins forbidden in the eighth commandment?

A. The fins forbidden in the eighth commandment, beside the neglect of the duties required y, are,

theft ther up the fragments that remain, found, shalt thou do likewise : thou that nothing be loft. Prov. xxi. 20. mayest not hide thyself. v. 4. Thou There is a treasure to be desired, shalt not see thy brother's ass or his and oil in the dwelling of the wise : ox fall down by the way, and hide but a foolish man spendeth it up. thyfelf from them: thou shalt surely

u i Cor. vi. from verse 1. to 9. help him to lift them up again. Exod. Dare any of you, having a matter xxiii.


If thou meet thine eneagainst another, go to law before mies ox or his ass going astray, thou the unjust, and not before the saints? fhalt surely bring it back to him a&c.

gain. v. 5. If thou see the ass of w Prov. vi. from verse s. to 6. him that hateth thee, lying under My son, if thou be surety for thy his burden, and wouldst forbear to friend, if thou halt stricken thy help him; thou shalt surely help hand with a stranger, thou art sna- with him. Gen. xlvii. 14. And Jored with the words of thy mouth. seph gathered up all the money that Prov. xi. 15. He that is surety for was found in the land of Egypt, a stranger, Thall smart for it: and and in the land of Canaan, for the he that hateth furetiship, is sure. corn which they bought: and Jo

* Lev. xxv. 35. And if thy bro- seph brought the money into Phather be waxen poor, and fallen in raoh's house. V. 20. And Joseph decay with thee; then thou shalt bought all the land of Egypt for relieve him: yea, though he be a Pharaoh; for the Egyptians fold stranger, or a sojourner ; that he every man his field, because the famay live with thee. Deut. xxii. I. mine prevailed over them : so the Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox, land became Pharaoch's. Phil. č. 4. or his sheep go aitray, and hide thy. Look not every man on his own self from them : thou shalt in any things, but every man also on the case bring them again unto thy bro- things of others. Matth, xxii. 39. ther. V. 2. And if thy brother be And the second is like unto it, not nigh unto thee, or if thou know Thou shalt love thy neighbour as him not, then thou shalt bring it thyself. into, thine own house, and it Thall 142. y James ii. 15. If a brother be with thee until thy brother seek or sister be naked, and destitute after it, and thou shalt restore it to of daily food; v. 16. And one him again. v. 3. In like manner of you fay unto them, Depart in shalt thou do vith his afs, and so peace, be you warmed and filled : fhalt thou do with his raiment, and notwithstanding ye give them not with all lost things of thy brother's, those things which are needful to which he hath lost, and thou hast the body; what doth it profit ?

theft z, robbery a, man-stealing b, and receiving any thing that is stolen c; fraudulent dealing d, false weights and measures e, removing land-marks f, injustice and unfaithfulness in contracts between man and man g, or in matters of trust h; oppression i, extortion k, ufury 1,


1 John iii. 17. But whoso hath this & Amos viii. 5. Saying, When world's good, and seeth his brother will the new-moon be gone, that we have need, and shutteth up his bow- may sell corn ? and the Sabbath, els of compaslion from him, how that we may set forth wheat, madwelleth the love of God in him ? king the ephah small, and the shekel

z Eph. iv. 28. Let him that stole, great, and falsifying the balances steal no more : but rather

by deceit? Psal. xxxvii. 21. The a Pfal. Ixii. 10. Trust not in op- wicked borroweth, and payeth not pression, and become not vain in robe again. bery

h Luke xvi. 10. He that is faith. Ó 1 Tim. i. 10. (The law was ful in that which is least, is faithful made) for whoremongers, for them also in much : and he that is unjust that defile themselves with mankind, in the least, is unjust also in much. for men-stealers, for liars, for per v. 11. If therefore ye have not been jured persons, and if there be any faithful in the upriglıteous mammon, other thing that is contrary to found who will commit to your trust the doctrine.

true riches ? v. 12. And if ye have c Prov. xxix.

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not been faithful in that which is anner with a thief, hateth his own soul: other man's, who shall give you that he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth which is your own? it not. Pfal. 1. 18. When thou i Ezek. xxii. 29. The people of sawest a thief, then thou consentedst the land have used oppression, and with him.

exercised robbery, and have vexed d i Theff. iv. 6. That no man


the and needy: yea, they have beyond and defraud his brother in oppresled the stranger wrongfully. any matter : because that the Lord Lev. xxv. 17. Ye Thall not thereis the avenger of all such, as we al- fore opprefs one another; but thou so have forewarned you, and testifi- shalt fear thy God: for I am the ed.

Lord your

God. e Prov. xi. 1. A falfe balance is k Matth. xxiii. 25. Wo unto you, abomination to the Lord: but a just scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, weight is his delight. Prov. xx. 10. for


make clean the outside of the Diver's weights, and divers measures, cup, and of the platter, but within both of them are alike abomination they are full of extortion and ex. to the Lord.

cers. Ezek, xxii, 12. In thee have f Deut xix..14. Thou shalt not they taken gifts to shed blood : thou remove thy neighbours land-mark, hast taken usury and ipereafe, and which they of old time have set in thou hast greedily gained of thy thine inheritance-Prov. xxiii. 10. neighbours by extortion, and helt Remove not the old land-mark; and forgotten me, savih the Lord God. enter not in the fields of the father. (Psal. XV. so

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