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others 7, and whose example is likely to be followed by 0. thers w.
2. From the parties offended x: if immediately against God y, his attributes z, and worship a; against Chrift
Son of man, halt thou feen what the of the gospel, I said unto Peter beancients of the house of Israel do in fore them all, If thou, being a Jew, the dark, every man in the chambers livest after the manner of Gentiles, of his imagery? for they say, The and not as do the Jews, why comLord seeth us not, the Lord hath pellelt thou' the Gentiles to live as forsaken the earth.
do the Jews ? v Rom. ii. 17. Behold, thou art * Matth. xxi. 38. But when the called a Jew, and restent in the law, husbandmen saw the son, they said and makeft thy boast of God; y. 18. among themselves, This is the heir, And knowest his will.--V. 19. And come let us kill him, and let us are confident that thou thyself art feize on his inheritance: a guide of the blind, a light of And they caught him, and cast him them which are in darkuess, v. 20. out of the vineyard, and flew him. An instructer of the foolish, a teach j i Sam. ii. 25. If one man sin er of babes, -v. 21. Thou there. against another, the judge shall fore which teachest another, teach- judge him: but if a man fin against elt thou not thyfelf? thou that the Lord, who shall intreat for preachest a man fhould not steal, him ?-Acts v. 4.—Thou hast not doft thou steal ? V. 22. Thou that lied unto men, but unto God. Pfal. fayest a man Thould not commit a li. i. Against thee, thee only have dultery? doft then commit adul- I finned, and done this evil in they tery? thou that abhorreft idols, light : that thou mightest be justifidost thou commit facrilege? v. 23. ed when thou speakeit, and be clear Thou that makest thy boast of the when thou judgett. law, through breaking the law, dis z Rom. ii. 4. Or defpisest thou honourest thou God? v. 24. For the the riches of his goodness, and for. name of God is blasphemed among bearance, and lor.g-suffering ; not the Gentiles, through you.
knowing that the goodness of God w Gal. ii. 11. But when Peter leadth thee to repentance? was come to Antioch, I withstood a Mal. i. 8. And if ye offer the him to the face, because he was to blind for sacrifice, is it not evil? be blamed. v. 12. For before that and if ye offer the lame and fick, is certain came from James, he did eat it not evil? offer it now unto thy with the Gentiles : but when they governor, will he be pleased with were come he withdrew, and se- thee, or accept thy person? saith parated himfelf, fearing them which the Lord of hosts. v. 14. But curwere of the circumcision. v. 13. fed be the deceiver, which hath in And the other Jews dissembled his flock a male, and voweth and likewife with him; insomuch that sacrificeth unto the Lord a corrupt Barnabas also was carried away thing: for I am a great King, faith wi their disimulation. v. 14.
the Lord of hosts, and my
name is when I saw that they walked not dreadful
the heathen. uprightly, according to the truth
ind his grace b; the holy Spirit c, his witness d, and workings e; against superiors, men of eminency f, and uch as we stand especially related and engaged unto g; gainst any of the saints b, particularly weak bre,
thren 6 Heb. ii. 2. For if the word despise dominion, and speak evil of poken by angels was stedfast, and dignities. Numb. xi. 3.- WhereEvery transgression and disobedience fore then were ye not afraid to speak received a just recompence of re. against my servant Mofes ? v.9. ward; v. 3. How shall we escape And the anger of the Lord was if we neglect so great salvation ?- kindled against them, and he departHeb. xii. 25. See that ye refuse ed. If. iii. 5.-The child shall benot him that speaketh: for if they have himself proudly against the anescaped not who refused him that cient, and the base against the hofpake on earth, much more shall not nourable. we escape, if we turn away from him g Prov. xxx. 17. The eye that that speakech from heaven. .mocketh at his father, and despi,
c Heb. x. 29. Of how much feth to obey his mother, the ravens sorer punishment, suppose ye shall of the valley shall pick it out, and he be thought worthy, who hath the young eagles !hall eat it. 2 Cor. trodden under foot the Son of God? xii. 15. And I will very gladly -Matth. xii. 31. Wherefore I say spend and be spent for you, though unto you, all manner of sin and the more abundantly I love you, blafphemy shall be forgiven unto the less I be loved. Psal. lv. 12. men; but the blasphemy against the For it was not an enemy that re-, Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven proached 'me, then I could have unto men. v. 32. And whosoever borne it; neither was it he that speakech a word against the Son of hated me, that did magnify himself man, it shall be forgiven him: but against me, then I would have hid whosoever speaketh against the Ho- myself from him. v. 13. But it was ly Ghost, it shall pot be forgiven thou, a man, mine equal, my guide him, neither in this world, neither and mine acquaintance. v. 14. We in the world to come.
took sweet counsel together, and d Eph. iv. 30. And grieve not walked into the house of God in the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye company. v. 15. Let death feize are sealed unto the day of redemp- upon them, and let them go down
quick into hell:-e Heb. yi. 4. For it is impoflible h Zeph. ii. 8. I have heard the for those who were once enlignten- reproach of Moab, and the revilings ed, and have tasted of the heavenly of the children of Ammon, where. gift, and were made partakers of the by they have reproached my people. Holy Ghost. v. 5. And have tasted -v. 10. This shall they have for the good word of God, and the their pride, because they have re. powers of the world to come; v. 6. proached and magnified themselves If they shall fall away, to renew against the people of the Lord of them again unto repentance: 'hosts. v. 11. The Lord will be ter.
of Jude verf. 8. Likewise also rible unto them :-Matth. xviii. 6. these filthy dreamers defile the fiesh, But wholu shall offend one of these
thren i, the fouls of them, or any other k, and the common good of all or many 1.
3. From the nature and quality of the offence m: if it be against the expresó letter of the law ng break many
little ones which believe in me, it and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts,
1 1 Thess. ï. 15. Who both kil. i i Cor. viii. 11. And through led the Lord Jesus, and their own thy knowledge shall thy weaķ bro- prophets, and have perfecuted us; ther perish, for whom Christ died? and they please not God, and are 5. 12. But when ye fin fo against contrary to all men : v. 16. For the brethren, and wound their weak bidding us to speak to the Gentiles, conscience, ye lin againt Chrift. that they might be saved.- Josh. Rom. xiv. 13. Let us not therefore xxii. 20. Did not Achan the son of judge one another any more: bug Zerah commit a' trespass in the acjudge this rather, that no man put cursed thing, and wrath fell on all a stumbling-block, or an occafion to the congregation of Israel ? and that fall in his brother's way. V. 15:
man perislied not alone in his iniBut if thy brother be grieved with quity. ily meat, how walkest thou not m Prov. vi. 30. Men do not decharitably ? Destroy not him with fpise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his thy meat, for whom Christ died. soul when he is hungry: But v. 21. It is good neither to eat flesh, if he be found, he hall restore lepor to drink wine, nor any thing ven-fold.-v. 32. But whoso com. whereby thy brother stumbleth, or mitteth adultery with a woman, is offended, or is made weak. Jacketh understanding: he that doth
k Ezek. xiii. 19. And will ye it, destroyeth his own soul. pollare me among my people, for A wound and dishonour shall he get, handfuls of barley, and for pieces and his reproach shall not be wiped of bread, to lay the fouls that away. And so on to the end of the should not die, and to save the fouls chapter. alive that should not live, by your
n Ezra ix. 10. And now, O our lying to my people that hear your God, what shall we say after this ? Jics? 1 Cor. viii. 12. But when yą for we have forsaken thy commandsin so. against the brethren, and ments. v. 11. Which thou hast wound their weak consciences, ye commanded by thy servants the sin against Christ. Rev. xviii. 13. prophets, saying, The land unto (The merchandise of gold,) and cin which ye go to possess it, is an ucnamon, and odours, and ointments, clean land with the filthiness of the and frankincense, ard wine, and oil, people.-. 12. Now therefore give
commandments, contain in it many sins o: if not only conceived in the heart, but breaks forth in words and a&tions p, scandalize others q, and admit of no reparation r:
not your daughters unto their sons, Then when lust hath conceived, it nor- 1 Kings xi. 9. And the Lord bringeth forth fin: and fin, when was apgry with Solomon, because it is finished, bringeth forth deatha his heart was turned from the Lord Matth. v. 22. But I say unto you, God of Israel who had appeared that whosoever is angry with his unto him twice, v. 10. And had brother without a cause, shall be in commanded him concerning this danger of the judgment : and whothing, that he should not go after soever shall say to his brother, Raca, other gods : but he kept not that shall be in danger of the council : which the Lord commanded. but whosoever shall say, Thou fool,
o Col. üi. 5. Mortify therefore shall be in danger of hell-fire. Mic. your members which are upon the ii. 1. Wo to then that devise inia earth; fornication, uncleanness, in- quity, and work evil upon their ordinate affection, evil concupif- beds : when the morning is light, cence, and covetousness, which is they practise it, because it is in the idolatry, I Tim. vi. 1o. For the power of their hand. love of money is the root of all evil : 9 Matth. xviii, 7. Wo unto the which while some covered after world because of offences : for it they have erred from the faith, and must needs be that offences come : pierced themselves through with but wo to that man by whom the many forrows. Prov. V. 8. Remove offence cometh. Rom. ii. 23. Thou thy way far from her, and come that makest thy boast of the law, not nigh the door of her house:v.9. through breaking the law, dif. Left thou give thine honour unto honourest thou God? V: 24. For others, and thy years unto the the name of God is blasphemed a... cruel. V. 10. Left strangers be fil. mong the Gentiles, through you; as led with thy wealth,--V.11. And it is written.. thou mourn at the last, when thy « Deut. xxii. 22. If a man be flesh and thy body are consumed. found lying with a woman married v. 12. And say, How have I hated to an husband, then they shall both instruction, and my heart despised of then die, both the man that lay reproof?. Proy. vi. 32. But whoso with the woman, and the woman : committeth adultery with a woman, so Malt thoù put away evil from Jacketh understanding : he that doth Jfrael. Compared with v. 28. If a it destroyeth his own soul. ' y. 33. man find a damsel that is a virgin, A wound and dishonour fhall he which is not betrothed, and lay hold, get.-Josh. vii. 21. Wien I saw on her, and lie with her, and they among the spoils a goodly Baby. be found: v. 29. Then the man lonish garment, and two hundred that lay with her, shall give unto the Thekels of silver, and a wedge of damsel's father fifty shekels of filver, guld, of fifty Shekels weight, then and she shall be his wife, because he I coveted them, and touk them, hath humbled her, he may not put
p James i. 14. But every man is her away all his days. Prov. vi. 32. tempted, when he is drawn away of But whoso committeth adultery with his own luft, and enticed. y15 a woman, lacketh understanding :
if against means mercies t, judgments v, light of nature w, conviction of conscience x, public or private ad
monihe that doth it, destroyeth his own mildew; when your gardens and
v. 33. A wound and dishonour your vineyards, and your fig trees, fhall he get, and his reproach shall and your o'ive-trees increased, the not be wiped away. v. 34. For jea- palmer-worm devoured them: yet loufy is the rage of a man : there have ye'nót returøed unto me, faith fore he will not spare in the day of the Lord. V. 10. I have sent avengeance. v. 35. He will not regard mong you the peftilence after the any ransom: neither will he rest con manner of Egypt : your young men tent, though thou givest many gifts. have I Nain with the sword, and : S Matth. xi. 21. Wo unto thee, have taken away your horses, and Chorazin, wo unto thee, Bethsaida ; I have made the stink of your camps for.if the mighty works which were to come up
: yet done in you, had been done in Tyre have ye not returned unto me, faith and Sidon, they would have repent- the Lord. v. 11. I have overthrown ed long ago in sackcloth and alhes. some of you, as God overthrew v. 22. But I say unto you, It shall Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were be more tolerable for Tyre and Si as a fire brand pluckt out of the don at the day of judgment, than búrning: yet have ye not returned for you: v. 23. And thou Caperna. unto, me, faith the Lord. Jer, v. 3. um, which art exalted unto heaven, O Lord, are not thine eyes upon
the shalt be brought down to hell: for truth ? thou hast stricken them, buç if the mighty works which have they have not grieved; thou hast been done in thee, had been done in consumed them, but they have reSodom, it would have remained un fused to receive correction ; they til this day.
V. 24. But I say unto have made their faces harder than you, that it shall be more tolerable a rock; they have refused to return. for the land of Sodom-- John xv. w Rom. i. 26. For this cause God 22. If I had not come, and spoken gave them up unto vile affections : unto them, they had not had fin; for even their women did change but now" they have no cloke for the natural use into that which is atheir sin.
gainst nature :: v, 27. And likewise 't If. i. 3. The ox knoweth his also the men, leaving the natural owner, and the ass his master's use of the woman, burned in their crib; but Israel doth not know, lust one toward another, men with my people doth not consider. Deut. men working that which is unseemxxxii. 6. Do ye thus requite the ly, and receiving in themselves that Lord, O foolish people and unwise ? recompence of their error which was is not he thy father that hath bought meet. thee ? hath he not made thee, and x Rom i. 32. Who knowing the established thee?
judgment of God, (that they which ; v Amos' iv. 8. So two or three commit such things are worthy of eities wandered unto one city, to death) not only do the same, drink water; but they were not sa: but have pleasure in them that do tisfied: :- yet have ye not returned them. Dan. 7. 22. And thou his unto me, faith the Lord. v. 9. I son, O Bellhazzar, haft not humbled have fmitted you with blaffing and thine heart, though thou knewest