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who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. Eccl. x. 17. 1 Tim. v. 23.

f Matt. ix. 12. But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. Isa. xxxviii. 21.

g Eccl. ii. 23. All his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity. Psa. cxxvii. 2.

h Eccl. v. 12. The sleep of a labouring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep. 2 Thess. iii. 10, 12.

i Eccl. iii. 4. A time to mourn, and a time to dance.

j 1 Cor. xiii. 4, 5. Charity-thinketh no evil. 1 Sam. xix. 4, 5.

k Rom. xiii. 10. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour Prov. x. 12. Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all sins.

1 Zech. vii. 9. Thus speaketh the Lord of hosts, saying,-Show mercy and compassions every man to his brother. Luke x. 33, 34.

m Col. iii. 12. Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.

Rom. xii. 18. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

1 Pet. iii. 8, 9. Be pitiful, be courteous; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but, contrariwise, blessing. 1 Cor. iv. 12, 13.-Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it: being defamed, we


reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil; P comforting and succouring the distressed, and protecting and defending the inno

cent. q

Q. 136. What are the sins forbidden in the sixth commandment?


A. The sins forbidden in the sixth commandment are, all taking away the life of ourselves, " or of others, except in case of public justice, lawful


P Col. iii. 13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. James iii. 17.— The wisdom that is from above is-gentle, and easy to be entreated. 1 Pet. ii. 20.-If, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. Rom. xii. 20, 21.—If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Matt. v. 24.

q 1 Thess. v. 14.-Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak. Matt. xxv. 35, 36.-I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Prov. xxxi. 8, 9. Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.-Plead the cause of the poor and needy. Job xxxi. 19, 20. Isa. lviii. 7.

Acts xvi. 28. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm; for we are all here. Prov. i. 18.

Gen. ix. 6. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he


Ex. xxi. 14. If a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take

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him from mine altar, that he may die. Num, XXXV. 31, 33.

u Deut. xx. throughout. When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them; for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, &c. Heb. xi. 32, 33, 34.-The time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson and of Jephthae, of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets who through faith subdued kingdoms,-out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Jer. xlviii. 10.

v Ex. xxii. 2. If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

w Matt. xxv. 42, 43. I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. James ii. 15, 16. Eccl. vi. 1, 2.

Matt. v. 22.-I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment.

1 John iii. 15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. Prov. x. 12. Hatred stirreth up strifes. Lev. xix. 17.

z Job v. 2. Envy slayeth the silly one. Prov. xiv. 30. A sound heart is the life of the flesh; but envy the rottenness of the bones.

a Rom. xii. 19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath.

b James iv. 1. From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members? Eph. iv. 31.





ing cares; immoderate use of meat, drink, a labour, and recreations; provoking words; oppression, quarrelling, striking, wounding, J and whatsoever else tends to the destruction of the life of any. k

Q. 137. Which is the seventh commandment?

A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.1

Matt. vi. 34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow :-sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Job xxi. 25. Another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

a Luke xxi. 34. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness.

e Eccl. iv. 8. There is one alone, and there is not a second; yea, he hath neither child nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is also vanity. Eccl. ii. 22, and xii. 12.

f Eccl. xi. 9. Prov. xv. 1. xii. 18.

Grievous words stir up anger. Prov.

h Isa. iii. 15. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord God of hosts. Ex. i. 14.

i Gal. v. 15. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

Num. xxxv. 16, 21. And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death, &c.

k Prov. xxviii. 17. A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person, shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. Ex. xxi. 18, to the end.

1 Ex. xx. 14.

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Q. 138. What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?


A. The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections, words, and behaviour; and the preservation of it in ourselves and others; P watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses; q temperance, keeping of chaste company," modesty in apparel, marriage by those that




m 1 Thess. iv. 4, 5. Every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence. Job xxxi. 1.


Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying. Col. iv. 6.

• 1 Pet. iii. 2. While they behold your chaste conver sation coupled with fear.

p 1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Tit. ii. 4, 5. That they may teach the young women-to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home.

q Matt. v. 28. Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Job xxxi. 1.

Prov. xxiii. 31, 33. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red.-Thine eyes shall behold strange women. Jer. v. 7.-When I had fed them to the full, they then committed adultery and assembled themselves by troops in the harlots' houses.

Prov. ii. 16, 20. To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; &c. 1 Cor. v. 9. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators.

t 1 Tim. ii. 9. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety.

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