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PARENTS (DUTY TO)--PASSION. 71 gather stones together : a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing: a time to get, and a time to lose : a time to keep, and a time to cast away: a time to rend, and a time to sew : a time to keep silence, and a time to speak : a time to love, and a time to hate : a time of war, and a time of peace.

[Eccles. iii. 1-8. Let all things be done decently and in order.

(1 Cor. xiv. 40. Let all thy ways be established.

[Prov. iv, 26. Walk orderly and keep the law.

[Acts, xxi, 24. PARENTS (DUTY TO). Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

[Exod. xx. 12. For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death : he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him. [Lev. xx. 9.

Children, obey your parents in the Lord : for this is right. Honour thy father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise ; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

[Ephes. vi. 1-3. Children obey your parents in all things : for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord.

(Col. iii. 20. A wise son maketh a glad father : but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

[Prov. x. 1. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despisesth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. [Prov. xxx. 17.

My son be wise, and make my heart glad, that I may answer him that reproacheth me. [Prov. xxvii. 11.

He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.

[Prov. xix. 26. For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother : and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death,

[Math, xv. 4. PASSION. He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls. (Prov. xxv. 28.

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PATIENCE. Let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

(Heb. xii. 1. Add to temperance patience-to patience godliness.

[2 Pet. i. 6. Patient in spirit is better than proud in spirit.

[Eccl. vii. 8. Be patient in tribulation.

[Rom. xii. 12. Brethren be patient toward all men. [1 Thess. v, 14.


A soft answer turneth away wrath ; but grievous words stir up anger.

[Prov. xv. I. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.

[Prov. xvi. 24. Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. [Prov. xvii. 1.

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith. A wrathful man stirreth up strife; but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

[Prov. xv. 17, 18. It is better to dwell in a corner of the house-top, than with a brawling woman in a wide house. [Prov. xxi. 9.

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

[Prov. xxi. 19. A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.

[Prov. xxv. 11. Blessed are the peace.makers : for they shall be called the children of God.

[Matth. v. 9. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peace. ably with all men.

[Rom. xii. 18. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.

[St. James, iii, 18. Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace : and the God of love and peace shall be with you.

[2 Cor. xiii. 11. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.

(Ps. cxxii. 6. Great peace have they which love thy law; and nothing shall offend them.


And the work of righteousness shall be peace ; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

(Isai, xxxii. 17. The Lord will bless his people with peace.

(Ps. xxix. 11. Do good, seek peace, and pursue it.

[Psl. xxxiv. 14, & 1 Pet. iii. 11. There is no peace to the wicked, [Isai. xlviii, 22. To be spiritually minded is life and peace.

(Rom. viii. 6. [See Quiet.] PERSECUTION (FOR CHRIST'S SAKE). Take heed to yourselves : for they shall deliver you up to councils ; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten : and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. [Mark, xiii. 9.

The brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

[Mark, xiii. 12, 13.

PHILOSOPHY. Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit; after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world and not after Christ. [Col. ii. 8.

PLEASURE. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man ; he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich. [Prov. xxi. 17.

Knowledge is pleasure to the soul. (Prov. ii, 10. The words of the pure are pleasant words.

[Prov. xv. 26. It is pleasant to sing praises to God's name.

[Ps. cxxxv. 3.

POOR. The needy shall not always be forgotten, the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. [Ps. ix. 18.


POOR. The Lord heareth the poor.

(Ps. Ixix. 33. Much food is in the tillage of the poor. (Prov. xiii. 23.

The poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

[Deut. xv. 11. Blessed is he that considereth the poor : the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive, and he shall be blessed upon the earth ; and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

(Ps. xli. 1-3. The Lord maketh poor, and maketh rich : he bringeth low, and lifteth up. He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, and lifteth up the beggar from the dunghill, to set them among princes, and to make them inherit the throne of glory : for the pillars of the earth are the Lord's, and he hath set the world upon them.

(1 Sam. ii. 7-8. He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

[Job, xxxvi. 15. He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.

[Prov. xiv. 31. He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

[Prov. xxii. 16. Rob not the poor, because he is poor ; neither oppress the afflicted in the gate : for the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

(Prov. xxii. 22, 23. Hearken, my beloved brethren, hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him but ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats ?

(James, ii. 56. He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth : but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he. [Prov. xiv. 21.

I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted, and the right of the poor.

[Ps. cxl. 12. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is


75 none, and their tongue faileth for thirst, I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

[Isai, xli. 17. For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners.

[Ps. lxix, 33. So the poor hath hope.

[Job, v. 16. We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. [1 Tim. vi. 7, 8,

For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

(Ps. xii. 5. The poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

(Ps. x. 14. The desire of a man is his kindness : and a poor man is better than a liar.

[Prov. xix. 22. I am poor and needy ; yet the Lord thinketh upon me.

[Ps. xl. 17. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor ; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honour.

[Ps. cxii. 9. Jesus lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor : for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are ye that hunger now: for ye shall be filled. Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh. Blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy : for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full ? for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now ! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets.

[Luke, vi. 20-26. Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his maker, and he that is glad at calamities, shall not be unpunished.

[Prov. xvii. 5. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will He pay him again.

[Prov. xix. 17.

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