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inordinate prizing and affecting worldly goods/; distrustful and distracting cares and studies in getting, ireep'ing and using; themw; envying at the prosperity of others w. as likewise idleness*, prodigality, wasteful gaming; and all other Ways whereby we do unduly prejudice our own outward estate^: and defrauding ourselves of the due use and comfort of that .estate Which God hath given usz.

things which he posTesteth. V. 7. Rest in the Lord, and waif

t 1 Tim. Vj. 1-erverse-disptttr patiently for him: fret not thyself ings of men of corrupt minds, and because of him. who proipereth. in destitute of the truth, supposing his way, because of the man who that gain is godliness: from such bringeth wicked devices to pass, withdraw thy self. Col. iii. 2. Set x.2 Thess. iii. 11. For we hear your affections on things above, not that there are some -who walk' aon things on the earth. Prov. xxiii. mong you disorderly, working not5. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon at all, but are busy-bodies. Prov. that which is not? for riches cer- xviii. p. He also that is slothful in tainly make themselves wings, they his work, is brother to him that is a fly away as an eagle towards hea- great wastet-, ven. Pfal. lxii. 10.—If riches in- ;Prov. xxi!. iy. He that loveth crease, set not your heart upon pleasure shall be a poor man, he them. • that loveth wine and oil shall not

v Mat. vi. 25. Therefore I say be rich. Prov. xxiii. 20. Be not aunto you, Take no thought for your mong wine-bibbers; among riotous life, what ye {hall eat, or what ye eaters of flesh, v. 21. For the drunkshall drink, nor yet for your body, ard and the glutton shall come to what ye shall put on: is not the life poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe more than meat, and the body than a man with rags. Prov. xxviii* 19. raiment? v. 31. Therefore take He that rilleth his sand, shall have no thought, saying, What shall we plenty of bread: but he that fol

eat? ver. 34. Take therefore loweth after vain persons, shall have

no thought for the morrow; for the poverty enough, morrow shall take thdught for the r EccI. iv. 8. There is one alone* things of itself j sufficient unto the and there is not a second: yea, he day Js the evil thereof. Eccl. v. 12. hath neither child nor brother: yet Tne steep of a labouring man is is there no end of all his labour, sweet, whether he eat little or neither is his eye satisfied with richmuch: but the abundance of the es, neither faith he, For whom do , rich wflsnot staffer him to sleep. I labour, and bereave my soul of ■w Pfal. lxxiii. 3. Foif I was envi- good? This is also vanity: yea, it oils at the foolish, when I saw the is a sore travel. Eccl, vi. 2. A man pfo/J)erity bf the Wicked. 'Pfal. to whom God. hath given riches, xxxvii. r. r*ret'not thyself because wealth, and honour, so that he of eyi! dderr,'neither, be thou' envi- wanteth nothing for his soul of all cms aganift tie workers of iniquity, that he desireth, yet God giveth

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CL r 4 3. Which is the ninth commandment? . A- The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false

witness against thy neighbours. * •--.. -'j ■

i 44. What are the duties required in the ninth commandment? , ..,..;.,■•>

», A: The duties required in the ninth commandment are, the preserving and promoting of truth between man and man b, and the good name of our neighbour, as well as our owns: appearing and standing for the truths; and from the hearts, sincerely/, freelyg, clearly and fully i, speaking the truth, and only the truth, in matters of judgment and

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him not power to eat thereof, but a stranger; this is vanity, and it is an evil disease. 1 Tim. v. 6. But is any provide, not for his own, and specially-for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an iufi

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143. a Exo4. XX. 16.

144. b Zech. viii. 16. These are the things that ye shall do, Speak ye every man the truth unto his neighbour: execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates,

c 3 John 12. Demetrius hath good report of all men, and of the truth it self: yea, and we also bear record, and ye know that our record is true.

i Prov. xxxi. 8. Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction. T. 9. Cpen thy mouth.judge righteously, and plead the cause of the po»r and needy, . .'

t Psal. xv. 2. He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth from his hearts • ," , .'

fi Chron. six. 9. And he changed them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the fear of the Lord, faithfully.

and with a perfect heart.

g 1 Sam. xix. 4. And Jonathan spake good os David unto Saul his father, and ski;} unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David: because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works have been to thee-ward very good. v. 5. For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine', and the Lord wrought a great salvation for all Israel; thou sawest it, and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause? . h Josh. vii. 19. And Joshua said unto Achan, My son, give, I pray thee, glory to the Lord God of Israel, and make confession unto him; and tell me .now. what thou hast done, hide it not from me.

i 2 Sam. xiv. 18. Then the kinganswered and said unto the woman, Hide not from me, I pray thee, the thing that I shall ask thee. And the woman said, Let my lord the king now speak, v. 19^ And the king said, is npt the hand of Jojib with, thee in all this.? And. the woman answered and said, As thy'soul liveth, my lord, the king, none can turn to the right hand or 4 the lef$,

from justice <f, and In alt other things whatsoever /: a charitable etteem of our neighbours m; loving, desiring, and rejoicing in their good name n; sorrowing for o, and covering of, their infirmities/); freely acknowledging of (their gifts and graces q, f -; defend

from ought that my lord the king Lath spoken: for thy servant joab he bade' me, and he put all these words in the. mouth of thine handmaid, v. 20. To fetch about this

Jphn 4. I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking' in the truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. 3 John 3. For I rejoiced greatly

form of speech hath thy servant when the .brethren came and testifi Joab done this thing: and my lord ed of the truth that is in thee,- even

it wise,

i Lev. xix. 1 c. Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgments thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty, but in righteousness ihalt thou judge thy neighbour. Prov. xiv. j. A faithful witness will not Jie: but a false witness will utter lies. v. 25. A true witness delivered! fouls, but a deceitful ;witness speaketh lies.' ■ .

, I 2 Cor. i. 17. When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that J purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea, yea, and nay, nay? v. 18. But as Cod is true, our word toward you was not yea and nay. Eph. iv. 2$. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. . . ,

m Heb. vi 9. But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you,, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. 1 Cor. xiii. 7. (Charity) beareth all things,, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things, a.

i a Rom. i. First 1 thank my Gpd through Jesus Christ for you all, that yotu- faith is spoken of throughout the whole world. 2

as thou walkest in the truth, v. 4. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in the truth.

i 2 Cor. ii. 4. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart, I wrote unto you with many tears\; not that you should be grieved, but that ye might know the love which

1 have more abundantly unto you.

2 Cor. xii. 21. And lest when'I come again, my God will humble me among you, and that I (hall bewail many who have sinned already, and, have not repented of the uncleanness, and fornication, and la'sciviousness which they have committed.

f Prov. rvii. 9. He that covereth a transgression, scekethlove; but he that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.,-1 Pet. iv. 8. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity {ball cover the multitude of fins.

q 1 Cor. i. 4. I thank my God always in your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; v. 5. that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge, v. 7„, So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. i. 4. Greatly desiring to fee thee, being mindful of thy tears, that I may be silled

defending their innocencyr; a ready receiving of a good port/ and unwillingness to admit of an evil report concerning them/; discouraging tale-bearersv, flatterersiv, and slanderers*; love and care bf-our own good name, and defeuding it when need requireth^; keeping of lawful promises,?; studying and practising of whatsoever things are true, honest, lovely, and of good report a.. .

(^145. What are the sins forbidden in the ninth commandment?

A. The sins forbidden in, the ninth commandment are, all prejudicing the truth, and the good name of our neighbours, as well as our own$, especially in piiblick judi

■ , - cature; with joy: v. j. When I call to re- tions in his heart, ■membrance the unfeigned faith x Pial. ci. j. Whoso privily flanthat is in thee, which dwelt first in dereth his neighbour, him wiil I cut thy grandmother Lois, and thy offsrr

mother Eunice; and I am perfuad- 3 Prov. xxii: r. A good name is ed that in thee also. rather to be choien than great rich

r 1 Sam. xxii. 14. Then Ahime-: es, and lov'mg favour1, rather than lech answered the king and laid, silver and gold. John viii. 49. Jel'os And who is so faithful among all answered, I have not a devtf; but I thy servants, as David, who is the honour my Father, and ye do diskings son in law, and goath at thy honour mi.'

bidding, and is honourable in thine 2 P/al. xv. 4. He that sw.eareth Louse? td his own hurt, arid changeth not.

/I Cor. xiii. 6. (Charity) rejoic- Phil 4. -8. Finally, brethren,

. eth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in' whatsoever things are true, whatthe truth: v. 7. beareth all things, soever things are honest, whatsoebelieveth all things, hopeth all ver things are jrist, whatsoever things, endureth all things. things are pure, whatsoever things

'/ Psal. xv. 3. He that backbiteth are lovely, whatsoever things are not with his tongue, nor doth evil of good report; if there beany virto his neighbour, nor uketh up a tue, and if there be any praise, reproach against his neighbour. think on these things.

vProv. rxv. 23. The north-wind 145. * 1 Sam. xvif. 28. And Edriveth away rain: so doth an liab his eldest brother heard when angry countenance a backbiting he spake unto the man; and Eliabs tongue. anger was kindled against David,

■w Frov. xxvi. 2 4. He that hateth, and he said, Why earnest thou down dissernbleth with his lips, and lay- hither? and with whom hast thou eth up deceit within him. V/dcV- left those few sheep in the wflder'When he spc.t&th fair, believe him ness? I know thy pride, and the not: for-there are seven abbmina- naughtiness of thine heart, for thou ! • 1 art caturet; giving false evidence*/, suborning false witnessese, wittingly appearing and pleading for an evil cause, out-facing

and over-bearing the truth/j paffing unjust sentence £, cai

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art come down that thou' mightest mination unto him. v. 19. A false

see the-battW. 2 Sim.- xvi. 3; And witness that speaketh lies, arid hint

the king said, And where is thy that soweth discord among bre

masters son > and Ziba said unto the thren.

king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusa- - e Acts vi. 13. And set up false

leen: for he said, To day shall the witnesses, who laid, This man ceas

house of Israel restore me-the king- eth not to speak blasphemous words

dom of my fathtfr. 2 Sam.4.9. He against this holy glace, and the law.

Slid unto me again, Stand, I pray ■/ Jer. U. 3. And they bend their

thee, upon me, and flay me: for tongue like their boW for lies: but

anguish is come upon me, because they are not valiant for the truth,

nay life is y«t whole in me: v. 10. upon the earth; for they proceed

So I stood upon him, and flew him, from evil to evil, and they know

because I was sure that he could not not me, faith the Lord. V. 5. And

lire after that he was fallen: And I they will deceive every one his

took the crown that was on his head, neighbour, and will not speak the

and the bracelet that was on his truth: they have taught their tongue,

arm, and have brought them hi- to speak lies, and weary themselves

ther unto my lord. v. ic. And Da- to commit iniquity. Acts xxiv. 2.

vid called one of the young men, And when he was called forth,

and said, Gd neap, and fall upon Tertullus began to accuse him,—v.

him. And he smote him that he j. For we have fouad this man a

died. v. 16. And David said unto pestilent fellow, and a mover ofse

him, Thy blood be upon thy head: dition among all the Jews through

for thy mouth hath testified against out the world, and a ring-leader of

thee, saying, I have slain the Lords the sect of the Nazarenes. Psa. xii.

anointed, - 3. The Lord shall cut off all flat

- t Lev. xix. 1 j. Ye shall dono un- tering lips, and the tongue that

righteousness in judgment; thou speaketh proud things, v. 4. Who

shalt not respect the person of the have said, With our tongue will we

poor, nor honour the person of the prevail, our lips are our own: who

mighty: but in righteousness shalt is Lord over us? Psa. Iii. 1. Why

thou judge thy neighbour. Hab. i. boastest thou thyself in mischief, O

4. Therefore the law is slacked, and mighty man.' the goodness of God

judgment doth never go forth: for endureth continually, v. 2. Thy

the wicked doth compass about the tongue devifeth mischiefs: like a

righteous: therefore wrong judg- sharp razor, working deceitfully,

roent proceedeth. ■ 'v. 3. Thou lovest evil more than

i Prov. xix. j. A false witness good: and lying rather than to

shall not be unpunished, and he that speak righteousness. Selah. v. 4.

speaketh lies shall not escape. Prov. Thou lovest all devouring words,

vi. 16. These six things doth the O thou deceitful tongue.

Lord hate; yea, seven are an abo- ^Prov.xvii. 15. He thatjustlfieth

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