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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 ?

Ă. 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 in the publick and private exercises of God's worship ", except so much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy".

Q. 61. What is forbidden in the fourth commandment ?

A. The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of the duties requiredo, and the profaning the day by

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commanded thee. Ver. 13. Six days thou which brought fish, and all manner of shalt labour, and do all thy work; Ver. 14. ware, and sold on the sabbath unto the But the seventh day is the sabbath of the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem, Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any Ver. 17. Then I contended with the nobles work, tlou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, of Judah, and said unto them, What evil nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-ser- thing is this that ye do, and profane the vant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any sabbath-day? Ver. 18. Did not your fathers of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is thus, and did not our God bring all this within thy gates; that thy man-servant evil upon us, and upon this city yet ve anıl thy maid-servant may rest as well as bring more wrath upon Israel, by pro. thou.

faning the sabbath. Per. 19. And it came 59. i Gen. ii. 2. And on the seventh day to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem God ended his work which he had made; began to be dark before the sabbath, I and he rested on the seventh day from all commanded that the gates should be shiut, his work which he has made. Ver. 3. And and charged that they should not be God blessed the seventh day, and sancti. opened till after the sabbath : and some fied it; because that in it he had rested of my servants set at the gates, that from all his work which God created and there should no burden be brought in ou made. 1 Cor. xvi. 1. Now concerning the the sabbath-day. Ver. 21. Then I testicollection for the saints, as I have given fied against them, and said unto them, order to the churches of Galatia, even so Why lodge ye about the wall ? iť se do so

Ver. 2. l'pon the first day of the again, I will lay hands on you. From week let every one of you lay by him in that time forth came they no more on the store, as God hath prospered him, that sabbath. Ver. 22. And I commanded the there be no gatherings when I come. Acts Levites, that they should cleanse them. xx. 7. And upon the first day of the week, selves, and that they should come and when the disciples came together to break keep the gates, to sanctity the sabbatlia bread, Paul preached witv them, ready day. Remember me, O my God, concern. to depart on the morrow; and continued ing this also, and spare me according to his speech until midnight.

the greatness of thy mercy. 60. Exod. XX. 8. Remember the sab. m Luke iv. 16. And he came to Nazareth, bath-day, to keep it holy: Ver. 10. But the where he had been brought up; and, as seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy his custom was, he went into the syna. God: in it thou shalt not do any work, gogue on the sahbath-day, and stood up thou, nor thy son, &c. Exod. xvi. 25. And for to read. Atts xx. 7. And upon the Most's said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is first day of the week, dc. (See letter i a sabbath unto the Lord : to-day ye shall Psal. xcii. {title, A psalm or song for the not find it in the field. Ver. 26. Six days sabbath-day.) Isa. Ixvi. 23. And it shall ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, come to pass, that from one new-moon to which is the sabbath, in it there shall be another, and from one sabbath to an

Ver. 27. And it came to pass, that other, shall all flesh come to worship be. there went out some of the people on the fore me, saith the Lord. seventh day for to gather, and they found n Mat. xii. from verse 1. to 31. At that Ver. 28. And the Lord said unto time Jesus

the sabbath-day Moses, Ilow long refuse ye to keep my through the corn; and his disciples were commandments ard my law's ?

an hungered, and began to puck the ears I Neli. xiii. 15. In those days saw I in of corn, and to eat. Ver. 2. But when the Judah some treating nine-presses on the Pharisees, etc. Ver. 12.--It is lawful to do sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and la- well on the sabbath-days. ding asses: as also wine, grapes, and figs, 61. «Ezek. xxii. 26. Her priests have and all manner of burlens, which they violated my law, and have profaned mine brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath. holy things: they have put no difference day: and I testified against them in the between the holy and profane, neither day wherein they sold victuals. Ver. 16. have they showed difference between the Tliore dwelt men of Tyre also therein, unclean and the clean, and have hid their





idleness P, or doing that which is in itself sinful 9, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations ?

Q. 62. What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God's allowing us six days of the week for our own employments, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the sabbath-day!

Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?

A. The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee v.

Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment ?

A. The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties, belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors w, inferiors *, or equals y.

Q. 6.5. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?

A. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing any thing against, the honour and duty which belongeth to every one in their several places and relations 7.

eyes from my sabbaths, and I am profan- plain, and from the mountains, and from ed among them.

Amos. viii. 5. Saying, the south, bringing burnt-offerings, and When will the new-moon be gone, that sacrifices, and meat-offerings, and in. we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that cense, and bringing sacrifices of praise, we may set forth wheat, making the ephah unto the house of the Lord. Isa. lviii. 13. small, and the shekel great, and falsify. If thou turn away thy foot from the sabing the balances by deceit? Mal. i. 13. Ye bath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy said also, Behold, what a weariness is it! day ; and call the sabbath a delight, the and ye have snuffed at it, saith the Lord holy of the Lord, honourable; and shalt of hosts: and ye brought that which was honour him, not doing thine own ways, torn, and the lame, and the sick; thus ye por finding thine own pleasure, nor speakbrought an offering: should I accept this ing thine own words. of your hand ? saith the Lord.

62. s Exod. xx. 9. Six days shalt thou laP Acts xx. 7. And upon the first day of bour, and do all thy work. the week, when the disciples came to- t Exod. xx. 11. For in six days the Lord gether to break bread, Paul preached un- made heaven and earth, the sea, and all to them, ready to depart on the morrow; that in them is, and rested the seventh and continued his speech until midnight. day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabVer. 9. And there sat in a window a cer- bath-day, and hallowed it. tain young man named Eutychus, being 63. v Exod. xx. 12. fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was 64. w Eph. v. 21. Submitting yourselves long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, one to another in the fear of God. and fell down from the third loft, and was x1 Pet. ii. 17. Honour all men. Love taken up dead.

the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the 9 Ezek. xxiii. 38. Moreover, this they king. have done unto me: they have defiled my y Rom. xii. 10. Be kindly affectioned one sanctuary in the same day, and have pro- to another with brotherly love; in honour faned my sabbaths.

preferring one another. r Jer. xvii. 24. And it shall come to pass, 65. z Mat. xv. 4. For God commanded, if ye diligently hearken unto me, saith the saying, Honour thy father and mother: Loril, to bring in no burden through the and, He that curseth father or mother, gates of this city on the sabbath-day, let him die the death. Ver. 5. But ye say, but hallow tlie sabbath-day, to do no work Whosoever shall say to his father or his therein ; Ver. 25. Then shall there enter mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou into the gates of this city kings and prin. mightest be profited by me, Ver. 6. And ces sitting upon the throne of David, rid- honour not his father or his mother, he ing in chariots and on horses, they, and shall be free. Thus have ye made the their princes, the men of Judah, and the commandment of God of none effect by inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city your tradition. Ezek. xxxiv. 2. Son of shall remain for ever. Ver. 26. And they man, prophesy against the shepherds of shall come from the cities of Judah, and Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus from the places about Jerusalem, and saith the Lord God unto the shepherds, from the land of Benjamin, and from the Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do

Q. 68. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment !

Ă. The reason annexed to tho titth commandment, is a promise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God's glory and their own good) to all such as keep this commandment a.

Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment ?
Å. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kil: b.
Q. 68. What is required in the sixth commandment !

d. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavours to preserve our own life c, and the life of others d.

Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

Ă. The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbour unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto e

Q. 70. Which is the seventh cummandment ?
A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery'.
Q. 71. What is required in the seventh cominandment

Ă. The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own and our neighbour's chastity, in heart, speech, and behaviour 8.

Q. 72. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment ?

Å. The seventh commandment forbiddeth all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions h.

feed themselves ! should not the shep- blood be shed: for in the image of God herds feed the flocks? Ver. 3. Ye eat the made he man. fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye 71. f Exod. xx. 14. kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the 71.& 1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to aroid flock. Ver. 4. The diseased have ye not fornication, let every man have his own strengthened, neither have ye healed that wife, and let every woman have her own which was sick, neither have ye bound up husband. Ver. 3. Let the husband render that which was broken, neither have ye unto the wife due benevolence: and like. brought again that which was driven wise also the wife unto the husband. Ver. away, neither have ye sought that which 5. Defraud ye not one the other, except it was lost; but with force and with cruelty be with consent for a time, that ye may

; have ye ruled them. Rom. xiii. 8. Owe no give yourselves to fasting and prayer"; man any thing, but to love one another: and come together again, that Satan for he that loveth another hath fulfilled tempt you not for your incontinency. the law,

Ver. 34. There is difference also between 66 a Dout. v. 16. Honour thy father and a wife and a virgin. The unmarried wo. thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath man careth for the things of the Lord, commanded thee; that thy days may be that she may be holy both in body and in prolonged, and that it may go well with spirit: but she that is married careth for thee, in the land which the Lord thy God the things of the world, how she may giveth thee. Eph. vi. 2. Honour thy father please her husband. Ver. 36. But if any and mother, (which is the first command- man think that he behaveth himself unment with promise,) Ver. 3. That it may comely toward his virgin, if she pass the be well with thee, and thou mayest live flower of her age, and need so require, let long on the earth.

him do what he will, he sinneth not; let 67. b Exod. xx. 13.

them marry. Col. iv. 6. Let your speech 68. c Eph. v. 28. So ought men to love be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, their wives as their own bodies : he that that ye may know how ye ought to answer loveth his wife loveth himself. Ver. 29. every man. 1 Pet. iii. 2. While they be. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; hold your chaste conversation coupled but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as with fear. the Lord the church.

72. h Mat. xv. 19. For out of the heart d 1 Kings xviii. 4. For it was so, when proceed evil thoughts, murders, adul. Jezebel cut off the prophets of the Lord, teries, fornications, thefts, false witness, that Obadiah took an hundred prophets, blasphemies. Mat. v. 28. But I say unto and hid them by fifty in a cave, and fed you, That whosoever looketh on a wo. them with bread and water.

man to lust after her, hath committed 69, e Acts xvi. 28. But Paul cried with a adultery with her already in his heart. loud voice, saying, Do thyseif no harm; Eph. v. 3. But fornication, and all unfor we are all here. Gen. ix. 6. Whoso cleanness, or covetousness, let it not be shoddeth man's blood, by man shall his once named among you, as becomoth


Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment ?
A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal'.
Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?

A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others k.

Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment ?

Ă. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbour's wealth or outward estate !!

Q. 76. Which is the ninth commandment ?

A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy ncighbour mi. Q. 77. What is required in the ninth commandment ?

A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man", and of our own and our neighbour's good name o, especially in witness-bearing P.

Q. 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?

Ă. The ninth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbour's good name 4. saints ; Ver. 4. Neither filthiness, nor fool. der his burden, and wouldest forbear to ish talking, nor jesting, which are not help him; thou shalt surely help with convenient; but rather giving of thanks. him. Gen. xlvii. 14. And Joseph gathered 73. i Exod. xx. 15.

up all the money that was found in the 74. Gen. xxx. 30. For it was little which land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, thou hadst before I came, and it is now for the corn which they bought: and Joincreased unto a multitude; and the Lord seph brought the money into Pharaoh's hath blessed thee since my coming: and house. Ver. 20. And Joseph bought all now, when shall I provide for mine own the land of Egypt for Pharaoh: for the house also ? 1 Tim. v. 8. But if any pro- Egyptians sold every man his field, bevide not for his own, and specially for cause the famine prevailed over them : those of his own house, he hath denied so the land became Pharaoh's. the faith, and is worse than an intidel. 75. 1 Prov. xxi. 17. He that loveth pleaLev. xxv. 35. And if thy brother be waxen sure shall be a poor man; he that loveth poor, and fallen in decay with thee, then wine and oil' shall not be rich. Prov. thou shalt relieve him ; yea, though he xxiii. 20. Be not among wine-bibbers ; be a stranger, or a sojourner: that he among riotous eaters of flesh: Ver. 21. may live with thee. Deut. xxii. 1. Thou For the drunkard and the glutton shall shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep come to poverty; and drowsiness shall go astray, and hide thyself from them: clothe a man with rags. Prov. xxviii. 19. thou shalt in any case bring them again He that tilleth his land shall have plenty unto thy brother. Ver. 2. And if thy bro- of bread: but he that followeth after vain ther be not nigh unto thee, or if thou persons shall have poverty enough. Eph. know him not, then thou shalt bring it iv. 28. Let him that stole steal no more: unto thine own house, and it shall be with but rather let him labour, working with thee until thy brother seek after it, and his hands the thing which is good, that he thou shalt restore it to him again. Ver. may have to give to him that needeth. 3. In like manner shalt thou do with his 76. m Exod. xx. 16. ass, and so shalt thou do with his raiment; 77. n Zech. viii. 16. These are the things and with all lost thing of thy brother's, that ye shall do, Speak ye every man the which he hath lost, and thou hast found, truth to his neighbour ; execute the judgshalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not ment of truth and peace in your gates. hide thyself. Ver. 4. Thou shalt not see 03 John, Ver. 12. Demetrius hath good thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by report of all men, and of the truth itself: the way and hide thyself from them; yea, and we also bear record ; and yo thou shalt surely help him to lift them up know that our record is true. again. Ver. 5. The woman shall not p Prov. xiv. 5. A faithful witness will not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, lie: but a false witness will utter hes. neither shall a man put on a woman's Ver. 25. A true witness delivereth souls: garment: for all that do so are abomina- but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. tion unto the Lord thy God. Exod. xxiii. 78. 41 Sam. xvii. 28. And Eliab his eld. 4. If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his est brother heard when he spake unto the ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring men: and Eliab's anger was kindled it back to him again. Ver. 5. If thou see against David, and he said, Why camest the ass of him that bateth thee lying un- thou down hither? and with whom hast Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's".

R. 80. What is required in the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition", with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbour, and all that is his t.

Q.-81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment forbiddeth all discontentment with our own estate ', envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour ", and all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his *

Q. 82. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God ?

A. No mere man since the fall is able in this life perfectly to keep the commandments of God y, but doth daily break them in thought, word, and deed z.



thou left those few sheep in the wilder- of them also murmured, and were des. ness ? I know thy pride, and the naughti- troyed of the destroyer. ness of thine heart; for thou art come w Gal. v. 26. Let us not be desirous of down that thou mightest see the battle. vain-glory, provoking one another, en. Lev. xix. 16. Thou shalt not go up and vying one another. James iii. 14. But if down as a tale-bearer among thy people; ye have bitter envying and strife in your neither shalt thou stand aga st the blood hearts, glory not, and lie not against the of thy neighbour : I am the Lord. Psal. truth. Ver. 16. For where envying and xv. 3. He that backbiteth not with his strife is, there is confusion, and every evil tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, work. nor taketh up a reproach against his * Rom. vii. 7. What shall we say then ? neigh hour.

Is the law sin ! God forbid. Nay, I had 79. r Exod. xx. 17.

not known sin but by the law: for I had 80. s Heb. xiii. 5. Let your conversation not known lust, except the law had said, be without covetousness; and be content Thou shalt not covet. Ver. 8. But sin, with such things as ye have: for he hath taking occasion by the commandment, said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake wrought in me all manner of concupisthee. 1 Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with

For without the law sin was contentment is great gain.

dead. Rom. xiii. 9. For this, Thou shalt 1 Job. xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at the des- not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, truction of him that hated me, or lifted Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear up myself when evil found him. Rom. false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and xii. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, if there be any other commandmení, it is and weep with them that weep. 1 Tim. briefly comprehended in this saying, i. 5. Now, the end of the commandment is namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour charity, out of a pure heart, and of a as thyself. Deut. v. 21. Neither shalt thou good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt I Cor. xiii. 4. Charity suffereth long, and thou covet thy neighbour's house, his is kind; charity envieth not; charity field, or his man-servant, or his maidvaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Ver. servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing 5. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seek, that is thy neighbour's. eth not her own, is not easily provoked, 82. y Eccl. vii. 20. For there is not a just thinketh uo evil; Ver. 6. Rejoiceth not in man upon earth, that doeth good, and iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth ; Ver. sinneth not. 1 John i. 8. If we say that 7. Beareth all things, believeth all things, we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and hopeth all things, endureth all things. the truth is not in us. Ver. 10. If we say

81. v 1 kings xxi. 4. And Ahab came in that we have not sinned, we make him a to his house heavy and displeased because liar, and his word is not in us. Gal. v: 17. of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite for the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, had spoken to him ; for he had said, I will and the Spirit against the tesh: and

; not give thee the inheritance of my these are contrary the one to the other; fathers: and he laid him down upon his so that ye cannot do the things that yé bed, and turned away his face, and would would. eat no bread. Esther v. 13. Yet all this 2 Gen, vi. 5. And God saw that the wick. availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mor- edness of man was great in the earth, and decai the Jew sitting at the king's gate. that every imagination of the thoughts of 1 Cor. x. 10. Neither murmur ye, as some his heart was only evil continually. Gen.

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