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• John v. 44. How can ye believe, name of Jesus. who receive honour one of another, f Exod. v. from verse 10. to the and feek not the honour that com- 18. And the task-masters of the peo-, eth from God only? John vii. 18. He ple went out, and their officers, and that speaketh of himself, seeketh his they spake to the people, saying, own glory; but he that seeketh his Thus faith Pharaoh, I will not give glory that sent him, the same is true, you straw, &c. Mat. xxiii. 2. Sayand no unrighteousness is in him. ing, The Scribes and Pharisees lie id Ifa. Ivi, 10. His watchmen are in Moses feat. v. 4. For they bind blind; they are all ignorant, they heavy burdens, and grievous to be are all dumb dogs, they cannot bark; born, fleeping, lying down, loving to flum & Mat. xiv. 8. And she, being beber. v. 11. Yca, they are greedy fore instructed of her mother, said, dogs, who can never have enough, Give me here John Baptia's head and they are shepherds that cannot in a charger. Compared with Mark understand: they alt look to their vi. 24. And she went forth, and said own way, every one for his gain unto her mother, What Thall I alk? from his quarter. Deut. xvii. 17. and she said, The head of John the Neither shall he multiply wives to Baptist. himself, that his heart turn not a h 2 Sam. xii. 28. Now Abfalom way: neither thrall he greatly mul had commanded his fervants, faytiply to himself silver and gold. ing, Mark ye' now when Amnon's

i Dan. ii. 4. Then an herald cri- heart is merry with wine; and when ed aloud, To you it is commanded, I say unto you, Smite Amnon, then O people, nations, and languages, kill him, fear not: have not I com6.3. that at what time ye hear the manded you? be courageous and be found of the cornet, flute, harp, valiant. fackbut, pfaltery, dulcimer, and all i 1 Sam. iii, 13. For I have told kinds of music, ye fall down and him, that I will judge his house for worship the golden image that Ne- ever, for the iniquity which he knowbuchadnezzar the king hath set up. eth: because his fons made themý. 6. And whoso falleth not down, selves vile, and he restrained them and worshippeth, shall the same hour not. be caft into the midst of a burning k John vii. 46. The officers anfiery furnace. A&ts iv. 17. But that swered, Never man spake like this it spread no further among the peo- man. v. 47. Then answered them ple, let us straitly threaten them, the Pharisees, Are ye also deceived?, that they speak henceforth to no 1.48. Have any of the rulers, or of man in this name. v. 18. And they the Pharisees believed on him? v, called them, and commanded them 49. But this people who knoweth dot to speak at all, nor teach in the

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dulyl: careless exposing, or leaving them to wrong, temptation and danger m; provoking them to wrathn; or any way dishonouring themselves, or lessening their authority, by an unjust, indiscreet, rigorous or remiss behaviour ó.

Q. 131 not the law are cursed. Col. iii. 21. fynagogue, and beat him before the Fathers, provoke not your children judgment-feat: and Gallio cared to anger, left they be discouraged. for none of those things. Exod. v. 17. But he said, Ye are * Eph. vi. 4. And ye fathers, proidle, ye are idle: therefore ye say, voke not your children to wrath: Let us go, and do sacrifice to the but bring them up in the nurture Lord.

and admonition of the Lord. | 1 Pet. ii. 18. Servants, be sub o Gen, ix, 21. And he drank of ject to your masters with all fear, the wine and was drunken, and he not only to the good and gentle, but was uncovered within his tent. I also to the froward. v. 19. For this Kings xii. 13. And the king (Rehois thank-worthy, if a man for con- boam) answered the people rough. science toward God endure grief, ly, and forsook the old mens coun. futiering wrongfully. v. 20. For fel that they gave him; v. 14. and what glory is it, if when ye be buf- spake to them after the counsel of feted for your faults, ye shall take the young men, saying, My father it patiently? but if when ye do well, made your yoke heavy, and I will *and suffer for it, ye take it patient- add to your yoke; my father also ly; this is acceptable with God. Heb. chastised you with whips, but I will xii. 10. For they verily for a few days chastise you with scorpions. v. 15. chaftened us after their own plea- Wherefore the king hearkned not sure; but he for our profit, that we unto the people; for the cause was might be partakers of his holiness. from the Lord, -v. 16. So when Deut. xxv. 3. Forty stripes he may all Israel saw that the king hearkgive him, and not exceed: leit if he ned not unto them, the people anThould exceed, and beat him above swered the king, saying, What porthese with many Itripes, then thy tion have we in David ? neither have brother should seem vile unto thee. we inheritance in the son of Jesse: to

m Gen. xxxviii. 11. Then said Ju- your tents, O Israel: now see to thine dah to Tamar his daughter in law, own house, David. So Israel depart. Remain a widow at thy father's ed unto their tents. 1. Kings i. 6. house, till Shelah my son be grown; And his father had not difpleafed (for he said, Leit peradventure he him, viz. Adonijah at any time, in die also as his brethren did) and Ta- saying, Why haft thou done so? 1 mar went and dwelt in her father's Sam. ii. 29. Wherefore kick ye at house. v. 26. And Judah acknow- my facrifices, and at mine offering ledged them, and said, She hath which I have commanded in my habeen more righteous than I: because bitation, and honourest thy fons a I gave

her not to Shelah my son: bove me, to make yourselves fat, and he knew her again no more. with the chiefest of all the offerings Aets xviii. 17. Then all the Greeks of Israel my people. v. 30. WhereUcok Solthenes the chief ruler of the fore the Lord God of Israel faith, I

Q.131. What are the duties of equals ?

A. The duties of equals are, to regard the dignity and worth of each other p, in giving honour to go one before another q: and to rejoice in each others gifts and advancement, as their ownr

Q. 132. What are the sins of equals?

A. The sins of equals are, beside the neglect of the duties required), the undervaluing of the worth t, envying the giftsv, grieving at the advancement or prosperity one of another w; and usurping pre-eminence one over another x.


faid indeed, that thy house, and the filled the law. house of thy father should walk be 1 2 Tim. iii. 3. Without natural fore me for ever : but now the Lord affection, truce-breakers, false accufaith, Be it far from me; for them fers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of that honour me, I will honour; and those that are good, they that despise me, shall be light v Aets vii. 9. And the patriarchs, ly esteemed. v. 31. Behold, the days moved with envy, fold Joseph into come that I will cut off thine arm, Egypt: but God was with him. and the arm of thy father's house, Gal. iii. 26. Let us not be desirous that there shall not be an old man of vain-glory, provoking one ano- . in thine house.

ther, envying one another. 131. p i Pet, ii. 17. Honour all w Numb. xii. 2. And they said, men. Love the brotherhood. Fear Hath the Lord indeed spoken only God. Honour the king.

by Mofes? hath he not spoken also 9 Rom. xii, 10. Be kindly affecti- by us? and the Lord heard it. Esh. oned one to another; with brother- vi. 12. And Mordecai came again love, in honour preferring one ano to the king's gate; but Haman haftther,

ed to his houfe, mourning, and havRom. xii. 15. Rejoice with them, ing his head covered. v. 13. And that do rejoice, and weep with them Haman told Zerelh his wife, and all that weep. v. 16. Be of the fame his friends, every thing that had bemind one towards another. Mind fallen him. Then said his wise men, not high things, but condescend to and Zeresh his wife unto him, If men of low estate. Be not wise in Mordecai be of the feed of the Jews, your own conceits. Phil. ii. 3. Let before whom thou hast begun to fall, nothing be done through strife or thou shalt not prevail against him, vain-glory, but in lowliness of mind, but shalt surely fall before him. let each esteem other better than s 3 John 9. I wrote unto the themselves. v. 4. Look 'not every church; but Diotrophes, who lovman on his own things, but every 'eth to have pre-eminence among man also on the things of others. them, receiveth us not. Luke xxii.

132. SRom. xiii. 8. Owe no man 24. And there was also a strife aany thing, but to love one another: mongst them, which of them should for he that loveth another, hath ful- be accounted the greatest



Q. 133. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment, the more to enforce it?

A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, in these words, That thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth theey, is an express promise of long life and prosperity, as far as it shall serve for God's glory and {heir own good, to all such as keep this commandmentz.

Q. 134. Which is the fixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill a.

Q. 135. What are the duties required in the sixth commandment?

A. The duties required in the sixth commandment are, all careful studies, and lawful endeavours, to preserve the life of ourselvesb, and othersc, by resisting all thoughts and purposesd,

subdu133. , Exod. xy. 12.

Lord the church. z Deut. v. 16. Honour thy father Ć i Kings xviii. 4. For it was so, and thy mother, as the Lord thy when Jezebel cut off the prophets God hath commanded thee; that of the Lord, that Obadiah took an thy days may be prolonged, and that hundred prophets, and hid them by

well with thee, in the land fifty in a cave, and fed them with which the Lord thy God giveth bread and water. thee. i Kings viii. 25. Therefore d Jer. xxvi. 15. But know ye for now, Lord God of ļfrael, keep with certain, that if ye put me to death, thy servant David my father that ye shall surely bring innocent blood thou promisedît him, faying, There upon yourselves, and upon this city, shall not fail thee a man in my sight and upon the inhabitants thereof: to sit on the throne of Israel; so that for of a truth the Lord hath 'sent me thy children take heed to their way, unto you, to speak all these words that they walk before me as thou in your ears, v. 16. Then said the halt walked before me. Eph. vi. 2. princes, and all the people unto the Honour thy father and thy mother, priests, and to the prophets, This (which is the first commandment man is not worthy to die; for he with promise.) v. 3. That is may be hath spoken to us in the name of well with thee, and thou mayest live the Lord our God. Acts xxiii. 12. long on the earth.

And when it was day, certain of the 134. . Exod. xx. 13.

Jews banded together, and bound 135.6 Eph. v. 28. So ought men themselves under a curse, saying, to love their own wives as their own That they would neither cat nor hodies: he that loveth his wife, lov. drink, till they had kiiled Paul. v. eth himself. v. 29. For no man ever 16.And when Paul's sistersson heard yet hated his own Aesh; but nourish- of their lying in wait, he weat and eth and cherisheth it, even as the entered into the castle, and told


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subduing all passions e, and avoiding all occasionsf, temptationsg, and practices, which tend to the unjust taking away the life of any h; by just defence thereof against violencei,

patient Panl. v. 17. Then Paul called one evil, and make hastę to shed blood. of-the centurions unto him, and b i Sam, xxiv. 12. The Lord faid, Bring this young man unto the judge between me and thee, and the chief captain; for be hath a certain Lord avenge me of thee: but mine thing to tell him. V. 21. But do not hand shall not be upon thee. 1 Sam. thou yield unto them: for there lie xxvi. 9. And David said to Abishai, in wait for him more than forty men Destroy him not: for who can stretch who have bound themselves with forth his hand against the Lord's aan oath, that they will neither eat nointed, and be guiltless? v. 10 Danor drink till they have killed him: vid said furthermore, As the Lord and now are they ready looking for liveth, the Lord shall smite him, or a promise from thee. v. 27. This his day shall come to die, or he shall man was taken of the Jews, and descend into battle and perish. v. should have been killed of them : 11. The Lord forbid that I should then came I with an army, and ref- stretch foșth mine hand against the cued him, having understood that Lord's anointed:-Gen. xxxvii. 21. he was a Roman.

And Reuben heard it, and he delie Eph. iv. 26. Be ye angry, and vered him out of their hands; and sin not: let not the sun go down said, Let us not kill him. v. 22. And upon your wrath: v. 27. Neither Reuben said to them, Shed no blood, give place to the devil.

but cast him into this pit that is in f 2 Sam. ii. 22. And Abner said the wilderness, and lay no hands upagain to Afahel, Turn thee afide on him; that he might rid him out from following me wherefore should of their hands, to deliver him to his I smite thee to the ground ?-Deut. father again. xxii. 8. When thou buildest a new iPfal. Ixxxii. 4. Deliver the poor house, then thou shalt make a battle- and needy, rid them out of the hand ment for thy roof, that thou bring of the wicked. Prov. xxiv, 11. If not blood upon thy house, if any thou forbcar to deliver them that man fall from thence.

are drawn into death, and those that & Mat. iv. 6. And faith unto him, are ready to be Nain: v. 12. If thou If thou be the Son of God, cast thy fayelt, Behold, we knew it not: doth self down;—0.7. Jesus said unto not he that pondereth the heart conhim, It is written again, Thou shalt sider it? and he that keepeth thy not tempt the Lord thy God. Prov. foul, doth not he know it? and shall i. 10. My son, if finners entice thee, he not render to every man accordconsent thou not. v. 11. If they say, ing to his works? 1 Sam. xiv. 45. Come with us, let us lay wait for And the people said unto Saul, Shall blood, let us lurk privity for the in- Jonathan die, who hath wrought nocent without cause; v. 15. My this great salvation in Israel? God fon, walk not thou in the way with forbid: As the Lord liveth, there them: refrain thy foot from their shall not one hair of his head fall to path. v. 16. For their feet run to the ground: for he hath wrought

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