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Q. 114. What reasons are annexed to the third commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the third commandment, in these words, [The Lord thy God,] and, [For the Lord will not

hold they may have glory of men. days are evil. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward

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. 5. And when Standing what the will of the Lord skep it holy. thou prayest, thou shalt not be as is. the hypocrites are ; for they love to

P Isa, v. 4. What could have been pray standing in the synagogues, and done more to my vineyard, that I in the corners of the streets, that

have not done in ic? wherefore, they may be seen of men. Verily I when I looked that it should bring say unto yðu, They have their re

forth grapes, brought it forth wild ward. Ver. 16. Moreover, when

grapes ? 2 Pet. 1. 8. For if these ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of things be in you, and abound, they a sad countenance: for they disfigure make you that ye shall neither be their faces, that they may appear un

barren nor unfruitful in the knowto men to fast. Verily I say unto

ledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. you, 'They have their reward.

Ver. 9. But he that lacketh these " Mark viii. 38. Whosoever things is blind, and cannot see far off, therefore shall be ashamed of me, and hath forgotten that he was and of my words, in this adulterous purged from his old sins. and sinful generation, of him also I Rom. ii. 23. Thou that man shall the Son of man be ashamed, kest thy boast of the law, through when he cometh in the glory of his breaking the

law dishonourest Father, with the holy angels.

thou God ? Ver. 24. For the name n Psal. Ixxiii. 14. For all the day of God is blasphemed among the long have I been plagued, and chas. Gentiles through you, as it is writtened every morning, Ver. 15. If ten. I say, I will speak thus, behold, I r Gal. iii. 1. O foolish Galatians, should offend against the generation who hath bewitched you, that ye of thy children.

should not obey the truth, before i Cor. vi. 5. I speak to your

whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been shame. Is it so that there is not a evidently set forth, crucified among wise man among you ? no, not one

you? Ver, 3. Are ye so foolish? that shall be able to judge between having begun in the Spirit, are ye his brethren? Ver. 6. But brother

now made perfect by the flesh? goeth to law with brother, and that Heb. vi. 6. Jf they shall fall away, to before the unbelievers, Eph. v. 15. renew them again unto repentance; See then that ye walk circumspect

seeing they crucify to themselves the ly, not as fools, but as wise, Ver. 16. Son of God afresh, and put him to ad Redeeming the time, because the

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Q. 115. Which is the fourth commandment ? A. The fourth commandment is. Remember the sabbathday, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all

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said unto me, What seest thou? And * Lev. xix. 12. And ye shall not I answered, I see a flying roll; the swear by my name falsely, neither length thereof is twenty cubits, and shalt thou profane the name of thy the breadth thereof ten cubits. Ver. God: I am the Lord.

3. Then said he unto me, This is the u Ezek. XXxvi. 21. But I had pity curse that goeth forth over the face for mine holy name, which the house of the whole earth : for every one of Israel had profaned among the that stealeth shall be cut off as on heathen, whither they went.

Ver. this side, according to it; and every 22. Therefore say unto the house of

one that sweareth shall be cut off as Israel, Thus saith the Lord God, I on that side, according to it. Ver. do not this for your sakes, 0 house 4. I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of Israel, but for mine holy name's of hosts, and it shall enter into the sake, which ye have profaned among house of the thief, and into the house the heathen, whither ye went. Ver. of him that sweareth falsely by my 23. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among

wi Sanı. ii. 12. Now the sons of the heathen, which ye have profaned Eli were sons of Belial, they knew in the midst of them; and the hea

not the Lord. Ver. 17. Wherefore then shall know that I am the Lord, the sin of the young men was very saith the Lord God, when I shall be

great before the Lord: for men ab. sanctified in you before their eyes.

horred the offering of the Lord. Deut. xxvü. 58. Jf thou wilt not Ver. 22. Now Eli was very old, and observe to do all the words of this heard all that his sons did unto all Islaw that are written in this book, rael, and how they lay with the wothat thou mayest fear this glorious men that assembled at the door of and fearful name, THE LORD the tabernacle of the congregation. THY GOD; Ver. 59. Then the Ver. 24. Nay, my sons: for it is no Lord will make thy plagues wonder- good report that I hear; ye make ful, and the plagues of thy seed, even the Lord's people to transgress, great plagues, and of long continu

Compared with 1 Sani, iii. 13. For I ance, and sore sicknesses, and of long have told him that I will judgę his continuance. Zech. v. 2. And he house for ever, for the iniquity which

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collection for the saints, as I have been man mi Gen. ii. 2. And on the seventh day For verily I say unto you, Till heamade : and lie rested on the seventh tittle shall in no wise pass from the day from all his work which he liad law, till all be fulfilled. Isa. Ivi. 2.

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117. Hoy thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-seroant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within the gales. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the

sea, and all that in then is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and halloxcd it.

Q. 116. What is required in the fourth commandment ?

A. The fourth commandment requireth of all men ath and ke the sanctifying or keeping holy to God such set times for an evil as he hath appointed in his word, expressly one whole day in seven ; which was the seventh from the begin. the first day of the week ever since, and so to continue to the end of the world; which is the Christian sabbath", and in the New Testament called The Lord's day? he knoweth; because his sons made

work which God created and madeem themselves vile, and he restrained

1 Cor. xvi. 1. Now concerning the them not. 115. * Exod. xx. 8--ll.

given order to the churches of Gala116. 9 Deut. v. 12. Keep the sab

tia, even so do ye. Ver. 2. Upon bath-day to sanctify it, as the Lord

the first day of the week let every: thy God hath commanded thee.

one of you lay by him in store, as Ver. 13. Six days thou shalt labour, God hath prospered him, that there and do all thy work : Ver. 14. But

be no gatherings when I come. the seventh day is the sabbath of the

Acts xx. 7. And upon the first day of Lord thy God: in it thou shalt pot

the week, when the disciples came do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor

together to break bread, Paul preacha thy daughter, nor thy nian-servant,

ed unto them, ready to depart on nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, until

midnight. Mat. v. 17. Think

the morrow, and continued his speech nor the stranger that is within thy

not that I am come to destroy the gates ; that thy nian-servant and thy law or the prophets : I am not come maid-servant may rest as well as thou.

to destroy, but to fulfil. Ver. 18. God ended his work which he had

ven and earth pass, one jot or one made. Ver. 3. And God blessed the

Blessed is the man that doeth this, severith day, and sanctified it : because that in it he had rested fron: all his

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A. The sabbath or Lord's day is to be sanctified by an holy resting all the day, not only from such works as are at all times sinful, but even from such worldly employments and recreations as are on other days lawful' ; and making it our delight to spend the

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polluting it, and keepeth his hand unto Moses, How long refuse ye to from doing any evil. Ver. 4. For keep my commandments and my thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs laws? Neh. xiii. 15. In those days that keep my sabbaths, and choose saw I in Judah some treading winethe things that please me, and take presses on the sabbath, and bringing hold of my covenant. Ver. 6. Also in sheaves, and lading asses; as also the sons of the stranger, that join wine, grapes, and figs, and all manthemselves to the Lord, to serve him, ner of burdens, which they brought and to love the name of the Lord, to into Jerusalem on the sabbath-day : be his servants, every one that keep- and I testified against them in the eth the sabbath from polluting it, day wherein they sold victuals. Ver. and taketh hold of my covenant : 16. There dwelt nen of Tyre also Ver. 7. Even them will I bring to my therein, which brought fish, and all holy mountain, and make them joy manner of ware, and sold on the sabe ful in my house of prayer: their burnt bath unto the children of Judah, and offerings and their sacrifices shall be in Jerusalem. Ver. 17. Then I conaccepted upon mine altar; for mine tended with the nobles of Judah, house shall be called an house of and said unto them, What evil thing prayer for all people.

is this that ye do, and profane the Rev. i. 10. I was in the Spirit on sabbath-day? Ver. 18. Did not your the Lord's day, and heard behind me

fathers thus, and did not our God a great voice, as of a trumpet,

bring all this evil upon us, and upon 117. a Exod. xx. 8. Remember the this city? yet ye bring more wrath sabbath-day, to keep it holy-Ver. upon Israel by profaning the sabbath. 10. But the seventh day is the sabbath Ver. 19. And it carne to pass, that of the Lord thy God: in it chou shalt when the gates of Jerusalem begap not do any work, chou, nor thy son,

to be dark before the sabbath, I comGo.

manded that the gates should be shut, bExod. xvi. 25. And Moses said, and charged that they should not be Ła: that to-day; for to-day is a sab- opened till after the sabbath: and some bath unto the Lord: to-day ye shall

of my seryants set I at the gates, that not find it in the field. Ver. 26. Six there should no burdeo be brought in days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in

on the sabbath-day: Ver. 20. So the

merchants, and sellers of all kind of it there shall be none. Ver. 27. And

ware, lodged without Jerusalem once it came to pass, that there went out or twice. Ver. 21. Then I testified some of the people on the seventh against them, and said unto them, Why day for to gather, and they found lodge ye about the wall? If ye do so none. Ver. 28. And the Lord said again, I will lay hands on you. From

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are. to prepare our hearts, and with such 4 The d foresight, diligence, and moderation, to dispose and directed seasonably dispatch our worldly business, that we has because may be the more free and fit for the duties of that kes but to day.

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O my God, concerning have given order to the churches of this also, and spare me according to Galatia, even so do ye. Ver. 2. Upthe greatness of thy mercy.

Jer.

on the first day of the week let every xvii. 21. Thus saith the Lord, Take one of you lay by him in store, as heed to yourselves, and bear no bur God hath prospered him, that there den on the sabbath-day, nor bring it

be no gatherings when I come. Psal

. in by the gates of Jerusalem. Ver. xcii. [title, A psalm or song for the 22. Neither carry forth a burden out

sabbath-day.] 192. lxvi. 23. And it of your house on the sabbath-day, neither do ye any work, but hallow

new moon to another, and from one ye the sabbath-day, as I commanded sabbath to another, shall all flesh your fathers.

come to worship before me, saith the © Mat. xii. from Verse 1. to 13. Lord. Lev. xxiii. 3. Six days shall At that time Jesus went on the sab

work be done, but the seventh day bath-day through the corn, and his is the sabbath of rest, an holy convo. disciples were an hungered, and be

cation ; ye shall do no work therein : gan to pluck the ears of corn, and to

it is the sabbath of the Lord in all
Ver. 2. But when the Phari- your dwellings.
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xxii. 54. And that day was the pre-
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, call the sabbath a delight, the holy

Ver. 56. And they returned, and
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