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WAR AND FIGHTING. 734. War and fighting have been prevalent.

Gen. 6: 11 The earth also was corrupt before God; and the Parth was filled with violence.

2 K. 19: 11 Behold, thou hast heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands, by destroying them utterly: and shalt thou be delivered?

Is. 1: 15 When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. --- 10:13 I have removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treadures, and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant

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Ezk. 33: 25 Say unto thein, Thus saith the Lord God; Ye eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood: and shall ye possess the land ? 26 Ye stand upon your sword, ye work abomination, and ye defile every one his neighbor's wife: and shall ye possess the land?

[See 488, 701.] 735. Sin und fully of anger, and other warlike passions - wisdom of sirp pressing themi.

Job 5: 2 Wrath killeth the foolish man, and envy slayeth the silly one.

Ps. 37: 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Pr. 11: 17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. — 14: 16 A wise man feareth,and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident. 17 He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and A man of wickeil devices is hated. 29 He that is slow to wrathi is of great understanding : but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly: -- 15: 18 A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. — 16:32 He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city. --- 19: 19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. —- 22: 24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go. 24: 17 Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he stumbleth: 18 Lest the Lorn see it, and it displease him, and he turn away his wrath from him. 25: 28 Hc that huth no rule over his own spirit is like a city

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that is broken down, and without walls. — 26: 21 As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire ; so is a contentious man to kindle strife. — 27: 4 Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous; but who is able to stand before envy? — 29: 22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Ec. 7: 9 Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry: for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Ep. 4: 31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.

[See 200,(21,) 733.] 736. Carnal fighting, and returning evil for evil, foolish, and forbidilen Threats.

Gen. 49: 5 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. 6 O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honor, be not thou united! for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall

. 7 Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce: and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.

Ex. 20: 13 Thou shalt not kill. [Lk. 18: 20.]

Lev. 19: 18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the Lord.

Ps. 5: 6 The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful

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Pr. 17: 14 The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with. -- 18: 6 A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes. — 20: 22 Say not thou, I will recompenso evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. — 24: 29 Say not, I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work. - 26: 17 He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears. — 30: 33 Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

Ezk. 25: 12 Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them; 13 Therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out my hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman ; and th:y of De.

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dan shall fall by the sword. 14 And I will lay my vengeance npon Edom by the hand of my people Israel: and they shall do in Edom according to mine anger and according to my fury; and they shall know my vengeance, saith the Lord God. - 35: 5 Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and has: shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end: 6 Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord God, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee : since thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.

Hos. 4: 2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. 3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

Am. 1:11 Thus saith the Lord; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof: because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever.

Hab. 2: 12 Wo to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity!

Mat. 26: 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword, shall perish with the sword.

Lk. 3: 14 The soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

Rom. 12:17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

1 Th. 5: 14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men. 15 See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men.

Jam. 2: 11 He that said, Do not commit adultery; said also, Do not kill. Now, if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, Thou art become a transgressor of the law. – 3:16. Where envying and strife is, there is confusion, and every evil work. 4:1 Whence come wars and fightings among you? come they

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not hence, eren of your lusts that war in your members? 12 There is one lawgiver, who is able to save, and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?

Rev. 13: 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword, must be killed with the sword. [See 488—490, 630, 733.] 737. How to treat enemics, nnd to prevent war and fighting.

Pr. 10: 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins. — 16: 7 When a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him. — 18: 24 A man that hath friends must show himself friendly. — 25: 15 By long forbearing is a prince persuaded, and a soft tongue breaketh the bone. 21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink: 22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. - 29: 8 Scornful men bring a city into a snare but wise men turn away wrath. Mat. 5: 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye

for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: 44 But I you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you ; 45 That ye may be the children of your Fatlier which is in heaven,

Lk. 6: 30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. 35 But 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 unto the unthankful and to the evil. 36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged : condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.

Rom. 12: 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 20 Therefore, 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. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

1 Pet. 3: S.Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: 9

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WATCHFULNESS.

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Fighting the Christian Warfare.

Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrari-
wise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye
should inherit a blessing. 13 And who is he that will harm
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be followers of that which is good ? [See 62, 201, 203, 204, 437, 498–9, 660.]

WATCHFULNESS

738. Watchfulness, and fighting the good fight of faith, required, eremplified, and encouraged.

Mat. 26: 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into tempta-
tion: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Mk. 13:33 Take ye heed, watch and pray:

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know not when the time is. 34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work ;and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: 36 Lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch.

Lk. 12: 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily, I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.

1 Cor. 10: 12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth, take heed lest he fall. 16: 13 Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you

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be strong Ep. 5: 15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, 16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. — 6: 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

1 Th. 5: 6 Let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober

1 Tim. 6: 12 Fight the good fight of faith.

2 Tim. 2: 3 Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good sol dier of Jesus Christ. — 4: 5 Watch thou in all things, enduro afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.

1 Peter 4: 7 The end of all things is at hand: be ye there fore sober, and watch unto prayer. [See 18, 477, 724.]

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