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Q. 114. What reasons are annexed to the third command.

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hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain ,] are, because he is the Lord and our God, therefore his name is not to be profaned, or any way abused by us' 5 especially because he will be so far from acquitting and sparing the transgressors of this commandment, as that

he wis not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment",

albeit many such escape the men",

censures and punishments of

Q. 115. Which is the fourth commandment 2 A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbathiny, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all

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heathen, whither they went over. *Therefore say unto the house of othel, Thus saith the Lord God, I *not this for your sakes, o house of Israel, but for mine holy name's oke, which ye have profaned among he heathen, whither'ye went ve. 23. And I will sanctify my great one, which was profaned among he heathen, which ye have profaned ...the midst of them; and the heathen shall know that I am the Lord, *ith the Lord God, when I shall be *tified in yeu before their eyes. * xxviii. 58, if thou wilt not *rve to do all the words of this " that are written in this book,

* thou mayest fear this glorious ; fearful name, THE Torp § Q9D; Ver. 59. Then the f Y", make thy plagues wonder. **nd the plagues of thy seed, even : Plagues, and of long continut ... and sore sicknesses, and of long *inuance, Zech, Y. g. A do.


said unto me, What seest thou? And • I answered, I see a flying roll; the -length thereof is twenty cubits, and the breadth thereof ten cubits. Ver. 3. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth: for every one that stealeth shall be cut off as on this side, according to it; and every one that sweareth shall be cut off as on that side, according to it. Ver. 4, I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of hosts, and it shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely by my nanne :- W 1 Sann. ii. 12. Now the sons of Eli were sons of Belial, they knew not the Lord. Ver, 17. Wherefore the sin of the young men was very great before the Lord: for men abhorred the offering of the Lord. Ver. 22. Now Eli was very old, and heard all that his sons did unto all Israel, and how they lay with the women that assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. Ver. 24. Nay, my sons: for it is no good report that I hear; ye make the Lord’s people to transgress. Compared with 1 Sani. iii. 13. For I have told him that I will judge his house for ever, for the iniquity who, -- he


thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, no. tly son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy ... rant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger. that is within o gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and or i the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the i. day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallo

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Q. 116. What is required in

the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment requireth of all men the sanctifying or keeping holy to God such set . as he hath appointed in his word, expressly one W o day in seven; which was the seventh from the o ning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, * the first day of the week ever since, and so to coll: tinue to the end of the world; which is the o sabbathy, and in the New Testament called The Lord's

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he knoweth; because his sons made
themselves vile, and he restrained
them not.
115. * Exod. xx. 8, I 1.
116. 7 Deut. v. 12. Keep the sab-
bath-day to sanctify it, as the Lord
thy God hath commanded thee.
Ver. 13. Six days thou shalt labour,
and do all thy work : Ver. 14. But
he seventh day is the sabbath of the
Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not
do any work, thou, northy son, nor
thy daughter, nor thy man-servant,
nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox,
nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle,
nor the stranger that is within thy
gates; that thy man-servant and thy
maid-servant may rest as well as thou.
Gen. ii. 2. And on the seventh day
God ended his work which he had
made: and he rested on the seventh
day from all his work which he had
made. Ver. 3. And God blessed the
seventh day, and sanctified it: because
that in it he had rested from all his

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8, 117. How is the sabbath or the Lord's day to be

Sanctified ?

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

polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil. Ver. 4. For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant. Ver. 6. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant: Ver, 7. Even them will fibring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burntofferings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of Prayer for all people. *Rev. i. 10, I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me *great voice, as of a trumpet. 117. “Exod. xx. 8. Remember the *bath-day, to keep it holy—ver. 19. But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt . to any work, thou, northy son, £, "Exod, xvi. 25. And Moses said, Ea: that to-day; for to-day is a sabboth unto the iori. to-day ye shall *find it in the field. vér 26, six *Ye shall gather it; but on the **onth day, which is the sabbath, in there shall be none ver, 27. And ** to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh o * to gather, and they found * Ver, 28. And the Lord said


unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my contmandments and my laws 2 Neh. xiii. 15. In those days saw I in Judah some treading winepresses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath-day : and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals. Ver. 16. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. Ver. 17. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath-day 2 Yer. 18. Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city ? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath. “ Ver. 19. And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath; and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath-day. Ver. 20. So the merchants, and sellers of all kind of ware, lodged without Jerusalem once or twice. Ver, 21. Then I testified against them, and said unto them, Why lodge ye about the wall 2 If ye do so again, I will lay hands on you. Fo


whole time (except so much of it as is to * taken
up in works of necessity and mercy') in the publick
and private exercises of God's Wors ip"; and, to that
end, ‘we are to prepart o". hearts, and with so
foresight, diligence, and moderation, to dispose and
seasonably dispatch, our worldly business, that We
may be the more free and fit for the duties of that

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o that time forth came they no more And upon the first day of the week,
o on the sabbath. Ver. §2. And I when the disciples came together to
o jmmanded the Levites, that they break bread, Paul preached uno
! should cleanse themselves, and that them, ready to depart 9” the mor-
| they should come and keep the gates, so Cor. ovi. 1. Now to
* * to sanctify the sabbath-day. Re- ing the collection for to Saints, 45 ||

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