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z To avoid Fornication, let every Man have his own Wife; and let every Woman have her own Husband; for it is better to marry than to burn. And Marriage is honourable in all ; but Whoremongers and Adulterers God will judge.

* Let the younger Women marry, bear Chil. dren, guide the House, give none Occasion to the Adversary to speak reproachfully.

Let the aged Women likewise be in Behaviour as becometh Holiness ; Teachers of good Things; that they may teach the young Women to be sober, to love their Husbands, to love their Children, to be discreet, chaste, Keepers at home, good, obedient to their own Husbands; that the Word of God be not blafphemed.

· Let the Nilen intreat the younger Women as Sisters, with all Purity:

d Fornication and all Uncleanness, let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh Saints; neither Filthinefs, nor foolish Talking, nor Jefting, which are not convenient.

• Put all filthy Communication out of your Mouth; for it is a Shame even to speak of those Things which are done of some in fecret.

The Woman shall not wear that which pertaineih unto a Man; neither shall a Man put on a Woman's Garment: For all that do so are Abomination unto the Lord.

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I i Cor. 7. 2, 9,

Heb. 13. 4.

a i Tim. 5. 14. 2. 3, 4, 5. C I Tim. 5: 1, 2.

d Eph., s. 3, 4.

Deut. 28. S. 23. 8. Eph. 5. 12.

e Col.

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& Blessed are the pure in Heart; for they haall see God.

• The Lord will reserve the Unjust until theDay of Judgment, to be punished; but chiefly thein that walk after the Flesh, in the Luft of Uncleanness, and despise Government: having Eyes full of Adultery, and that cannot cease from Sin. These, as natural Brute Beasts, maile to be taken and destroyed, shall utterly perish in their own Corruption; even as Sodom and Gomorrah, and the Cities about them, in like manner, giving themselves over to Fornication, and going after strange Flesh, are set forth for an Example, suffering the Vengeance of eternal Fire.

i Neither Fornicators, nor Adulterers, nor Effeminate, nor Abusers of themselves with Mankind, shall inherit the Kingdom of God.

* No Whoremonger nor unclean Person hath any Inheritance in the Kingdom of Christ and of God.

? Let no Man deceive you with vain Words ; for because of these Things cometh the Wrath of God upon the Children of Disobedience.

* But if a Man purge himself from these, he thall be a Veffel unto Honour, fanctified, and meet for the Master's Use, and prepared unto

every good Work.

8 Mat. 3. 8. 1

1 Cor. 6. 9, 10 2. 21.

2 Pet. 2. 9, 10, 14, 12. Eph. So so

I Eph. 5. 6.

Jude 7.

2 Tim..


DILIGENCE. * Let every Man labour, working with his Hands the Thing which is good ; that he may have to give to him that needeth.

• Six Days in the Week shalt thou labour, and do all thy Work,

Be not flothful in Businefs. 4 In the Morning fow thy Seed, and in the Evening withhold, not thine Hand; for thon knowelt not whether shall prosper, either this or that ; or whether they both shall be alike good.

There are some which walk disorderly, working not at all, but are Busy-bodies: Now them that are such, we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus, that with Quietness they work and eat their own Bread. If any Man will not work, neither should he eat.

There are Women all, which learn to be idle, wandering about from House to House, and are not only idle, but also Tatlers and Busy-bodies, speaking Things which they ought not. virtuous Woman looketh well to the Ways of her Houfhold, and eateth not the Bread of Idleness.

Go to the Ant, thou Sluggard; consider her Ways, and be wife ; which having no Guide, Overseer, or Ruler, provideth her Meat in the Summer, and gathereth her Food in the Harvest.

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n Eph. 4. 28.
o Exod. 20. 9.

P Rom. 12, 10, 12% 9 Eccles. 11. 6. .! 2 Thess. 3. 11, 12, 10.

ii Tim. 5. 13. Prov. 31. 10, 27.

Prov. 6. 6, 7, 8.


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« The slothful Man faith, There is a Lion in the Way

w The Way of the flothful Man is as an Hedge of Thorns.

* The flothful hideth his Hand in his Bosom, it grieveth him to bring it again to his Mouth,

y He that is slothful in his Work, is Brother to him that is a great Walter.

z In all Labour there is Profit; and the Thoughts of the diligent tend only to Plenteoulness.

• Wealth gotten by Vanity thall be diminished; but he that gathereth by Labour shall increase.

► Seeft thou a Man diligent in his Businefs? He shall stand before Kings, he shall not stand before mean Men.

• The Hand of the diligent makesh rich; but the Soul of the Sluggard desireth, and hath nothing.

Slothfulness casteth into a deep Sleep: and an idle Soul shall suffer Hunger.

• How long wilt thou fleep, Sluggard"? When wilt thou arise out of thy Sleep Yet a little Sleep, a little Slumber, a little Folding of the Hands to seep : So shall thy Poverty come. as one that travelleth; and thy Want as an armed Man.


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u Prov. 26. 13:
w Prov. 15. 19.

x Proy. 26. 15.

a Prov. y Prov. 18. 9. 2 Proj. 14. 23. Proy. 21. 5. o Prov. 22. 29.

c Prov. 10, 4

Prov. 13: 4 Prov. 19. 15. & Prov. 6. 9, 10, 11.


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CONTENTMENT. f I know both how to be abafed, and I know how to abound; every where, and in all Things I am instructed, both to be full and to be hun. gry, both to abound and to suffer Need." I have learnt in whatsoever State I am, therewith to be content.

8 Let every Man abide in the same Calling wherein he was called. Art thou called, being a Servant? care not for it; but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather. Seek not ye



thall eat, or what ye Thall drink: Be careful for nothing ; neither be ye of doubtful Mind : But rather seek ye the Kingdom of God, and all these Things, which your Father knoweth that ye have Need of, thall be added unto you.

i Ask not Riches, Wealth, or Honour, nor the Life of thine Enemies, neither yet long Life; but ask Wisdom and Knowledge for thyself; and God shall supply all thy Need, according to his Riches in Glory:

* Take heed to yourselves, lest at any Time yout Hearts be overcharged with the Cares of this Life.

' I would have you without Carefulness; that they which weep, may be as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they porfelfed not; and they that use this World, as not

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h Luke 12. 29. I Phil. 4. 12, 11. % i Cor. 7. 20, 21.

i 2 Chron. I. II. Phil. 4. 6. Luke 12. 29, 31, 3o, }'; Phil. 4. 19. * Luke 21. 34.

1 Cor 7. 32, 30, 31. 8


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