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41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 q Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt 'love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, 'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hatel4

you, and Spray for them which despitefully use you, 15 and persecute you;

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14 slander. Br. 15 do you wrong. Co. Ma. b MAT. xxvii. 32: And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. Mark, xv. 21: And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country.

c Deut. xv. 8, 10: Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, [the poor man] and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth. Thou shalt surely give him and thine heart shalt not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. Luke, vi. 35: Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil.

d See on John, xiii. 34.

e Deut. xxiii. 6 : Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days for ever. Ps.xli. 10: But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may

LUKE, vi. 27, 28: Love your enemies, do good to them which hate Bless them that curse you,


pray which despitefully use you. Rom. xii. 14, 20: Bless them which persecute you, bless, and curse not. If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. N.B. Not to burn and destroy, but to melt into kindness.

& Luke, xxiii. 34: Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; fot they know not what they do. Acts, vii. 60: And he [Stephen) kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. 1 Cor. iv. 12, 13 : Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: Being

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be the children of your Father which is in heaven : for "he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth 'rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye " love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the Publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute 16 your brethren" only, what do ye more than others do not even the Publicans 18 so?

48 'Be ye therefore perfect, even" as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

10 il be friendly to. Co. Ma. Gen. 17 friends, We. 18the Ilcathens. Rh. Wh. We, defamed, we intreat. 1 Pet. ï. 23: Who when he was reviled, reviled not again ; when he suffered, he threatened not. do. 1.9: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing : but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are hereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. "Job, xxv. 3: Upon whom doth not his light arise. See on Acts, xiv. 17. k Luke, vi. 32: For if ye love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners also love those which love them.

Gen. xvii. 1: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD

appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. Lev. xi. 44: 'Ye shall be holy; for I am holy. do. xx. 26: Ye shall be holy unto me: for I, the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. LUKE, vi. 36, 40: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father, also is merciful. The disciple is not above his master : but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. Col. i. 28: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. do

. iv. 12: Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ

, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect, and complete in all the will of God. JAMES, i. 4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. I Per. i. 15, 16: As he which hath called you is holy, be ye holy in all manner of conversation ; Because it is written, be ye holy, for I am holy.

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CHAP. FI. *Detti wir. 18: In any case thou shalt deliver him the Paula when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own mainan, and bless them; and it shall be righteousnes kiiru there berir the LORD thy God. Ps. exii. ģ: He hath disnei he hath given to the peor ; his righteousness surrth forever, his han shall be exalted with honour. DAN, ir, Wherefore, 0, king, let my counsel be acceptable unto ther and break od thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing merey to the poor, if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity, 2 Cor. ix. 9, 10: As it is written, he hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness iruaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower, both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.

62 Kings, X. 16: Come with me, and see my zeal for the Lorn. Prov.X. 6: Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness. Rom. xii. 8: He that giveth let him do it with simplicity.

Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee ‘openly.

5 ( And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are : for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy o closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ; and thy Father which seeth in secret 'shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, 'use not vain repetitions," as the heathen do : for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

s do not speak impertinently. Pu. * Mat. xxv. 34 : Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you. LUKE, viii. 17: For nothing secret

, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. do. xiv. 14: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

Pro. xvi. 5: Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. James, iv. 6: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

€ 2 Kings, iv. 33 : He [Elisha] went in therefore and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

* Ps. xxxiv. 15: The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. Isa. Ixv. 24 : And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

& Eccles.v.2: Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God : for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth : Therefore let thy words be few. Ecclus. vii. 14: Make not much babbling when thou prayest.

b1 Kings, xviii. 26, 29: They called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. And it came to pass, when mid-day was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.

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8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

'9 After this manner therefore pray ye: 'Our * Father which art in 'heaven 6 " Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy "kingdom come. Thy 'will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

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LUKE, xi, 2, &c: The Lord's Prayer. k Rom. viii. 15: For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Ps. xi. 4: The Lord's throne is in heaven. do. cxv.3: Our God is in the heavens. Isa. Ixvi. 1: Thus saith the LORD, the heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool.

m Ps. viii. 1: 0 LORD, our LORD, how excellent is thy name in all the earth. do. cxi. 9 : Holy and reverend is his

do. cxxxix. 20 : For they speak against thee wickedly, and thine enemies take thy name in vain. do. cxlv. 10, 11: All thy works shall praise thee, O LORD; and thy saints shall bless thee. They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and talk of thy power. do. cxlviii : Throughout. Isa. vi. 3: Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts ; the whole earth is full of his glory. do. viii. 13 : Sanctify the LORD of hosts himself, and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. John, xii. 28 : Father glorify thy name. Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, † have both glorified it, and will glorify it again.

n Isa. ii. 2,3: It shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills, and all nations shall flow unto it.

And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths; for out of Zion shall


forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. Mat. xvi. 28 : Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. Rev. xi. 15 : And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

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