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Q. 48. What are we specially taught by these words [before mel in the first commandment

A. These words [before me] in the first commandment teach us, That God, who seeth all things, taketh notice of, and is much displeased with, the sin of having any other God

Q. 49. Which is the second commandment ?

A: The second commandment is, Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and -shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments P:

Q. 50. What is required in the second commandment?

A. The second commandment requireth the receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God hath appointed in his

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Q. 51. What is forbidden in the second commandment ?
A. The second commandment forbiddeth the worshipping


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Amen. Ver. 26. yet again, and thou shalt see greater For this cause God gave them up

aboninations, &c. to the end of the unto vile affections: for even their Chapter. women did change the natural use 49. P Exod. xx. 4, 5, 6, into that which is against nature.

50. 9 Deut. xxxii. 46. And he said, 48. Ezek, viü. 5. Then said he unto them, Set your hearts, unto all unto me, Son of man, lift up thine

the words which I testify, among you eyes now the way towards the north: this day; which ye shall command so I lifted up mine eyes the way toe

your children to observe to do all the ward the north; and, behold, north

words of this law. Mat. xxvü. 20, ward, at the gate of the altar, this Teaching them to observe all things image of jealousy in the entry.

whatsoever I have commanded you: Ver, 6. He said furthermore unto and, lo, I am with you alway, even me, Son of man, seest thou what unto the end of the world. Amen. they do? even the great abomina. Acts ii. 42. And they continued sted. tions that the house of Israel com. fastly in the apostles' doctrine and mitteth here, that I should go far off fellowship, and in breaking of bread, krom my sanctuary? But turn thee and in prayers.

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(of God by images ', or any other way not appointed in his word.

Q. 52. What are the reasons annexed to the second commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the second commandment are, God's sovereignty over us', his propriety in us“;

and the zeal he hath to his own worship". Q. 53. Which is the third commandment ?

A. The third commandment is, Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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Q. 54. What

of Egypt.

-51. * Deut. iv. 15. Take ye there

These be thy gods, O Israel

, which bore good heed unto yourselves, (for

have brought thee up out of the land ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake unto

s Deut. xii. 31. Thou shalt not do you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire,) Ver. 16. Lest ye corrupt

so unto the Lord thy God: for every

abomination to the Lord which he yourselves, and make you a graven

hateth have they done unto their image, the similitude of any figure,

gods; for even their sons and their the likeness of male or female; daughters they have burned in the Ver. 17, The likeness of


fire to their gods. Ver. 32. What that is on the earth, the likeness of thing soever I command you, observe any winged fowl that fieth in the to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, air; Ver. 18. The likeness of any

nor diminish from it. thing that creepeth on the ground,

52, * Psal. xcv. 2. Let us come the likeness of any fish that is in the

before his presence with thankswaters beneath the earth: Ver, 19.

giving, and make a joyful noise And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun,

unto him with psalms. Ver. 3. For

the Lord is a great God, and a great and the moon, and the stars, even

King above all gods. Ver. 6.0 all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve

let us kneel before the Lord our them, which the Lord thy God hath Maker. divided unto all nations under the

u Psal. xlv. 11. So shall the King whole heaven. Exod. xxxii. 5. And greatly desire thy beauty : forbe when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made

is thy Lord, and worship thou

him. proclamation, and said, To-morrow


Exod. xxxiv, 13. But ye
is a feast to the Lord. Ver. 8.
They have turned aside quickly out
of the way which I commanded

images, and cut down their groves, them: they have made them a mol.

Ver. 14. For thou shalt worship no ten calf, and have worshipped it, and have sacrificed thereunto, and said,

53. * Exod. xx. 7.

come, let us worship and bow down;


destroy their altars, break their

other god : for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealcus God.

54. Mate

Q. 54. What is required in the third commandment ?

Ă. The third commandment requireth the holy and reverend use of God's names, titles ?, attributes, ordinances, word, and works d.

Q. 55. What is forbidden in the third commandment ?

A. The third commandment forbiddeth all profaning or abusing of any thing whereby God maketh himself known

Q. 56. What

54. Mat. vi. 9. After this man Lord a corrupt thing: for I am a ner therefore pray ye: Our Father great King, saith the Lord of hosts, which art in heaven; Hallowed be and my name is dreadful among the thy name. -Deut. xxvii. 58. If heathen. thou wilt not observe to do all the < Psal. cxxxviii. 1. I will praise words of this law that are written in thee with my whole heart, before this book, that thou mayest fear this the gods will I sing praise unto thee. glorious and fearful name, THE Ver. 2. I will worship towards thy LORD THY GOD.

holy temple, and praise thy name, 2 Psal. lxviii. 4. Sing unto God, for thy loving-kindness, and for thy sing praises to his name: extol him truth : for thou hast magnified thy that rideth upon the heavens by his word above all thy name. name JAH, and rejoice before him. d Job xxxvi. 24. Remember that

a Rev. xv. 3. And they sing the thou magnify his work, which men song of Moses the servant of God, behold. and the song of the Lamb, saying, 55. Mal. i. 6. A son honoureth Great and marvellous are thy works, his father, and a servant his master : Lord God Almighty; just and true

if then I be a father, where is mine are thy ways, thou King of saints. honour ? and if I be a master, where Ver. 4. Who shall pot fear thee, O


fear? saith the Lord of hosts Lord, and glorify thy name? for unto you, O priests, that despise my thou only art holy: for all nations name: and ye say, Wherein have we. shall come and worship before thee; despised thy name? Ver. 7. Ye offer før thy judgments are made mani- pollated bread upon mine altar; and fest.

ye say, Wherein have we polluted b Mal. i. 11. For from the rising thee? In that ye say, The table of of the sun, even unto the going the Lord is contemptible. Ver. 12. down of the same, my name shall But ye have profaned it, in that ye. be

great among the Gentiles, and in say, The table of the Lord is pollutevery place incense shall be offered

ed, and the fruit thereof, even his, unto my name, and a pure offering: meat, is contemptible. Mal. ii. 2. If for my name shall be great among

ye will not hear, aud if ye will not the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts. lay it to heart, to give glory unto my Ver. 14. But cursed be the deceiver, name, saith the Lord of hosts, I will which hath in his flock a male, and even send a curse upon you, and I yoweth and sacrificeth unto the will curse your blessings; yea, I have



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Israel, and how they lay with the plagues of thy seed, even great

women that assembled at the door plagues, and of long continuance,

Q. 56. What is the reason annexed to the third commandment?

A. The reason annexed to the third commandment is, That however the breakers of this commandment may escape punishment from men, yet the Lord our God will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment'.

Q. 57. 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 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-servant, nor thy cattle

, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is

, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it

Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment ?

A. The fourth commandment requireth the keeping holy to God such set times as he hath appointed in his word; expressly one whole day in seven, to be a holy sabbath to himself h. cursed them already, because ye do

above me, to make yourselves fat not lay it to heart. Mal. ii. 14. Ye. with the chiefest of all the offerings have said, It is vain to serve God;

of Israel my people? 1 Sam. iii

. 13. and what profit is it that we have

For I have told him, that I will kept his ordinance, and that we have judge his house for ever, for the walked mournfully before the Lord iniquity which he knoweth; beof hosts?

cause his sons made themselves vile, 56. fi Sam. i. 12. Now the sons

and he restrained them not. Deut. of Eli were sons of Belial, they knew

Xxviii. 58. If thou wilt not observe pot the Lord. Ver. 17. Wherefore

to do all the words of this law that the sin of the young men was very

are written in this book, that thou 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

Ver. 59. Then the Lord will make of the tabernacle of the congregation. Ver. 29. Wherefore kick ye

and sore sicknesses, and of long colle

tinuance. at my sacrifice, and at mine offering

57. & Exod. xx. 8,--Il which I have coaimanded in my habitation, and honourest thy sons

58. h Deut. v. 12. Keep the sabe bath-day to sanctify it

, as the

Q. 59. Which


mayest fear this glorious and fearful

thy plagues wonderful, and the


Q. 59. Which day of the seven hath God appointed to be the weekly sabbath?

A. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed

the seventh day of the week to be the weekly sabbath; and the first day of the week ever since, to continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian sabbath i

Q. 60. How is the sabbath to be sanctified ?

A. The sabbath is to be sanctified by a holy resting all that day *, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days, and spending the whole time


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Lord thy God hath commanded thee. ready to depart on the morrow, and Ver. 13. Six days thou shalt labour, continued his speech until midnight. and do all thy work: Ver. 14. But 60. k Exod. xx. 8. Remember the the seventh day is the sabbath of the sabbath-day, to keep it holy: Ver. Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not 10. But the seventh day is the sabdo

any work, thou, nor thy son, nor bath of the Lord thy God: in it thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy mạid-servant, nor thine ox,

nor thy son, 6C. Exod. xvi. 25. nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, And Moses said, Eat that 20-day; nor thy stranger that is within thy for to-day is a sabbath unto the gates; that thy man-servant and Lord: to-day ye shall not find it in thy maid-servant may rest as well as the field. Ver. 26. Six days ye shall thou.

gather it; but on the seventh day, 59. i Gen. ii. 2. And on the se which is the sabbath, in it there shall venth day God ended his work be none. Ver. 27. And it came te which he had made; and he rested

pass, that there went out some of the on the seventh day from all his work people on the seventh day for to gawhich he had made. Ver. 3. And ther, and they found none. Ver. 28. God blessed the seventh day, and

And the Lord said unto Moses, sanctified it; because that in it he How long refuse ye to keep my had rested from all his work, which

commandments and my laws? God created and made. I Cor. xvi. 1. 1 Neh. xiii. 15. In those days saw Now, concerning the collection for I in Judah some treading wine. the saints, as I have given order to

presses on the sabbath, and bringing the churches of Galatia, even so do

in sheaves, and lading asses; as also ye. Ver. 2. Upon the first day of wine, grapes, and figs, and all mana the week, let every one of you lay

ner of burdens, which they brought by him in store, as God hath pro into Jerusalem on the sabbath-day: spered him, that there be no gather. and I testified against them in the ings when I come.

Acts xx. 7. And day wherein they sold victuals. upon the first day of the week, when Ver. 16. There dwelt men of Tyre

came together to break also therein, which brought fish, and bread, Paul preached unto then, all manner of wares, and sold on the


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