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their Ears from the Truth, and thall be turned unto Fables.

a But, woe to the rebellious Children, faith the Lord, that will not hear the Law.of the Lord: which say to the Seers, see not; and to the Prophets, prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophely Deceits : Get you out of the Way, turn aside out of the Path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us.

b Is any fick among you ? Let him call for the Elders of the Church, and let them pray over him; and the Prayer of Faith shall save the fick; and, if he have committed Sins, they shall be forgiven him.

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c Let him that is taught in the Word .communicate unto him that teacheth, in all good things.

d Do ye not know, that, among the Jews, they which miniftred about holy things, lived of the things of the Temple ? and, they which waited at the Altar, were Partakers with the Altar? Even so hath the Lord ordained, that they which preach the Gospel, should live of the GoSpel.

é Who goeth a Warfare, at any time, at his own Charge? Who planteth a Vineyard, and cateth not of the Fruit thereof? or, who feedeth a Flock, and eateth not of the Milk of the Flock?

2 Tim. 4. 40

I. 30. 1, 9, 10, 1r.
Jam. Si14, 1S.

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· The Scripture faith, Thou shalt not muzzle the Ox that treadeth out the Corn; and, the Labourer is worthy of his Reward. For our fakes, no doubt, this is written; that he that ploweth, should plow in Hope ; and that he that thresheth in Hope, fhould he partaker of his Hope.

b If, therefore, the Ministers of Christ have sown unto us spiritual things, is it a great thing, if they shall reap our carnal things ?

Take heed to thy felf, that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou liveft upon the Earth : But remember to give the Portion of the Priests and the Levites, that they may be encouraged in the Law of the Lord.

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CHA P. VIII. Concerning the DUTY of MAN

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HUMILITY.

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Say to every Man that is among you, not

to think of himself more highly than he ought to think: but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every Man the measure of Faith.

b Be not proud. Mind not high things. Be not wise in your own Conceits; but condescend to Men of low Estate.

c Stretch not your felves beyond your measure.

d Let us not be desirous of Vain-glory: For if a. Man think himself to be something when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.

e Seekelt thou great things for thy self? seek them not.

f Most Men will proclaim every Man his own Goodness: But they that commend themselves, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not

Rom. 12. 3. 6.2 Cor. 10. 14.

Jer. 48:50

Jer. 13. 1S. Rom. 12. 16.

& Gal. s. 26. G:l. 6. 3. Prov, 20. 6. 2 Cor. 10. !2.

wise : For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commendeth.

· Thus faith the Lord: Let not the wise Man glory in his Wisdom; neither let the mighty Man glory in his Might: Let not the rich Man glory in his Riches : But let him that glorieth, glory in this, That he knoweth me, that I am the Lord, which exercise Loving-kindness, Judgment and Righteousness, in the Earth.

b He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord; ferving the Lord with all Humility of Mind.

c Let another Man praise thee, and not thine own Mouth ; a Stranger, and not thine own Lips.

å For Men to search their own Glory, is not Glory:

e Who maketh thee to differ from another ? and what hast thou, that thou did not receive? Now if thou didit receive it, why doft thou glory as if thou hadît not received it?

f Charity vaunteth not it self; is not puffed up: Therefore talk no more so exceeding proudly ; let not Arrogancy come out of thy Mouth.

& Let not him that girdeth on his Harness boast as he that putteth it off.

h There are certain which trust in themselves that they are righteous, and despise others; which say, Stand by thy self, come not near to us; for we are holier than thou: But he that doth not go about to ellablish his own Righteoulness, but bumbleth himself before God, saying,

2 Cor. 10. 18.
a Jer. 9. 23, 24.

bi Cor. 1. 31. Acts 20. 19. « Prov. 27. 2.

d Prov. 25. 277. ei Cor 4. 7.

I Cor. 13.4 1 Sam. 2.-3., $ 1 Kings 20. II. b Luke 18 9. Il. 65. S. Rom. 10. 3. Luke 18. 14, 13.

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God be merciful to me a Sinner; this Man shall be justified, rather than the other.

a When ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are un profitable Servants; we have done that which was our Duty to do.

Knowledge puffeth up, but Charity edifeth.

c Let no Man deceive himself: If any Man among you seeineth to be wife in this World, let him become a Fool, that he may be wife : For God hath chosen the foolish things of the World to confound the wise ; and God hath chosen the weak things of the World, to confound the things which are mighty: and base things of the World, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are ; that no Flesh should glory in his Presence,

d Go to, ye that say, to day or to morrow we will go into such a City, and continue there a Year, and buy, and fell, and get Gain; whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow : For what is your Life? It is even a Vapour, which appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, if the Lord will, we shall live and do this, or that: But now ye rejoice in your boastings; all such rejoicing is evil.

Luke 18. 14.
a Luke 17. 10.

"I Cor. 8.10 Ci Cor. 3. 18. i Cor. 1, 27, 28, 29. * Jam. 4. 13, 14, 15, 16.

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