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creations'; by charitable thoughts, love,, compassion", meekness, gentleness, kindnessx ; peaceable', mild and courteous speeches and behaviour”; forbearing, readiness to be reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil" ;

evila; comforting and succouring the distressed, and protecting and defending the innocent'.

Q. 136. What are the fins forbidden in the fixth commandment ?

A. The fins forbidden in the sixth commandment are, all taking away the life of ourselves or

fore, as the elect of God, holy hunger, feed him: if he thirst, and beloved, bowels of mercies, give him drink; for in doing kindness, humbleness of mind, thou shalt heap coals of fire on meekness, long-suffering:

his head. Be not overcome of y Rom. 12. 18. If it be pof- evil, but overcome evil with fible, as much as in you lieth, good. Mat. 5. 24. live peaceably with all men. b i Theff. 5. 14.

Comfort iz i Pet. 3. 8, 9. Be pitiful, the feeble niinded, support be courteous ;

not rendering the weak. Mat. 25. 35, 36. evil for evil, or railing for rail- I was an hungered, and ye gave ing, but contrariwisa blessing. me meat ; I was thirsty, and ye I Cor. 4. 12. 13. Being reviled, gave me drink; I was a stranger, we bless; being perfecuted, we and ye took me in; naked, and fuffer it ; being defamed, we ye clothed me; I was sick, and intreat.

ye visiteul me; I was in prisor, a Col. 3. 13. Forbearing and ye came unto me. Job 31. one another, and forgiving one 19, 20. Isa. 58. 7. Prov. 31. another, if any man have a 8,9. Open thy mouth for the quarrel against any; even as dumb in the cause of all such Christ forgave you, so also do as are appointed to destruction. ye. Jam. 3. 17. The wisdom Plead the cause of the poor and that is from above is,-gentle needy. and easy to be entreated. i Pet. C Acts 16. 28. But Paul cried 2. 20. if when ye do well and with a loud voice, saying, Do fuffer for it ye take it patiently; thyself no harm, for we are all this is acceptable with God. here. Prov. 1. 18. Rom. 12. 20.

If thine enemy

of othersa ; except in case of public justice , lawful war' or neceffary defences; the neglecting or withdrawing the lawful or necessary means of preservation of life"; sinful anger', hatredk, envy', desire of revenge"; and exceffive passions", distracting cares"; immoderate use of meat,

d Gen. 9.6. Whoso sheddeth an hungered and ye gave me no mau's blood, by man shall his meat ; I was thirsty, and ye blood be shed; for in the image gave me no drink ; I was a of God made he man.

stranger and ye took me not e Exod. 21. 14. If a man in; naked, and ye clothed me come presumptuoully upon his not; sick and in prison, and ye rieighbour, to say hin with visited me not. Jam, 2. 15, 16. guile; thou shalt take him from Eccl. 6, 1, 2• mine altar, that he may die.

i Mat. 5. 22. I say unto you, Num. 35. 31, 33.

That whosoever is


with f Deut. 20. 1.

When thou his brother without a cause, goeft out to battle against thine fhall be in danger of the judgenemies, and feest horses and ment.' chariots, and a people more k : John 3. 15. Whosoever than thou, be not afraid of hateth his brother is a murthem; for the Lord thy God derer. Lev. 19. 17. Prov. 10. is with thee which brought thee 12. Hatred ftirreth up

strifes. up out of the Land of Egypt, 1 Job 5. 2. Envy Nayeth the &c. Heb. 11. 32, 33, 34. The filly one. Prov. 14. 30. A rime would fail me to tell of found heart is the life of the Gideon, and of Barak, and of Aesh; but envy, the rottenness Samson, and of Jephthae, of of the bones. David also, and Samuel, m Rom. 12. 19. Dearly belov. and of the prophets; whó ed, avenge not yourselves, but through faith fubdued king- rather give place uuto wrath, doms-out of weakness were n Jam. 4. 1. From whence made strong, waxed valiant in come wars and fightings among fight, turned to flight the armies you ? come they not hence even of the aliens. Jer '48. 10. of your lufts, that war in your

g Exod. 22. 2. if a thief be members ? Eph.4. 31. found breaking up, and be o Mat. 6. 34. Take therefore fmitten that he die, there shall no thonght for the morrow ;do blood be fhed for him. sufficient unto the day is the

h Mat. 25. 42, 43. I was evil thereof. Job 21. 25.

drink, labour', and recreations"; provoking words'; oppression', quarrelling', striking, wound. ing", and whatsoever else tends to the destruction of the life of any.

Q. 137. Which is the seventh commandment?

A. The seventh commandment is, Thou palt not commit adulteryo ?

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

A. The duties required in the seventh com. mandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections’, words“; and behaviour"; and the preserva



Another dieth in the bitterness of hosts. Exod. 1. 14. of his soul, and never eatech v Gal. 5.15. But if ye bite with pleasure.

and devour one another, take p Luke 21. 34. And take heed that ye be not consumed heed to yourselves, lest at any

one of another. time, your hearts be

w Num. 35. 16. And if he charged with surfeiting and smite him with an instrument drunkenness.

of iron, so that he die; he is a q Eccl. 4. 8. There one murderer; the murderer shall alone, and there is not a fe- surely be put to death, &c. &c. cond: yea, he hath neither x Prov. 28. 17. A man that child nor brother; yet is there doeth violence to the blood of no end of all his labour; nei. any person, shall flee to the pit; ther is his eye satisfied with let no man stay him. Exod. 21. riches; neither saith he, For 18. to the end. whom do I labour, and be. y Exod. 20. 14. reave my soul of good ? This Ź I Theff. 4. 4. 5. Every is also vanity. Eccl. 2. 22. and one of you should know how 12. 12.

to possess his vessel in sanctifica. r Eccl. 11. g.

tion and honour; not in the Prov. 15.

J. Grievous lust of concupiscence. Job 31. J. words stir up anger. Prov. 12. a Eph. 4. 29. Let no cor18.

rupt communication proceed t Isa. 3. 15. What mean ye out of your mouth, but that that ye beat my people to which is good to the use of pieces, and grind the faces of edifying. Col. 4. 6. the poor? faith the Lord God b's Pet. 3. 2: While they

tion of it in ourselves and others, watchfulness over the eyes and all the fenfes"; temperance, keeping of chaste company', modesty in apparel®; marriage by those that have not the gift of continency", conjugal love, and cohabitation"; diligent labour in our callings'; fhunning all occalions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto".

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behold your chaste conversa. ner also, that the women adorn tion, coupled with fear. themselves in modeft apparel,

ci Cor. 7. 2. Nevertheless with shamefacedness and soto avoid fornication, let every briety, man have his own wife, and let h i Cor. 7. 9. But if they canevery woman have her own not contain let them marry. hufband. Tit. 2. 4, 5. That i Prov. 5. 18, 19. Rejoice they may teach the young wo- with the wife of thy youth; men to be discreet, chaste, let her be as the loving hind, keepers at home.

and pleasant roe; let her breasts d Mat. 5. 28. Whosoever satisfy thee at all times, and be looketh on a woman to lust af. thou ravished always with her ter her, hath committed adul- love. tery with her already in his ki Pet. 3. 7. Likewise, heart. Job 31. 5.

ye husbands, dwell with them e Prov. 23. 31, 33. Look not according to knowledge. I thou upon the wine when it is Cor. 7.5 Defraud ye not one red-Thine eyes shall behold the other, except it be with strange women. Jer. 5. 7. consent for a time and come When I had fed them to the together again, that Satan full, they then committed tempt you not for your inconadultery, and assembled them. tinency. selves by troops in the harlots' 1 I Tim. 5. 13, 14. And houses.

withal they learn to be idle. f Prov. 2: 16. To deliver I will therefore that the youngthee from the strange woman, er women marry, bear chileven from the stranger which dren, guide the house. Prov. flattereth with her words; &c. 31. 27. 1 Cor. 5. 9. I wrote unto you m Prov. 5. 8. Remove thy in an epiftle, not to company way far from her; and come with fornicators.

not nigh the door of her g 1 Tim. 2. 9. In like man- house.

Q. 139. What are the fins forbidden in the Seventh commandment ?

A. The fins forbidden in the seventh commandment, beside the neglect of the duties required", are adultery, fornication', rape, incest, fodomy, and all unnatural luftso; all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes and affections"; all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto'; wanton looks', impudent or light


n Prov. 5. 7. Hear me now death; and ye shall lay the therefore, Oye children, and beast. And if a woman apdepart not from the words of proach unto any beast, and lie my mouth. Prov. 4. 23, 27. down thereto, thou shalt kill

o Heb. 13. 4. Whoremongers the woman and the beast; they and adulterers God will judge. shall surely be put to death ; Eph. 5. 5. For this ye know, their blood shall be upon them. that no whoremonger, nor r Mat. 15. 19. Out of the unclean person hath any in- heart proceed evil thoughts, heritance in the kingdom of murders, adulteries, furnicaChrist and of God. Gal. 5. tions. Col. 3. 5. Mortify there

fore your members which are p 2 Sam. 13, 14. Howbeit upon the earth; fornication, he would not hearken to her uncleanness, inordinate affec.. voice but being stronger than tion, evil concupiscence, and she, forced her, and lay with covetousness, which is idolatry. her. Mark 6. 18. John had Mat. 5. 28. said unto Herod, It is not law- s Eph. 5. 3, 4. But forniful for thee to have thy bro- cation, and all uncleanress, or ther's wife. i Cor. 5. 1, 13.

covetousness let it not be once q Rom. I. 26, 27. For this named among you, as becometh cause God gave them up unto faints; neither filthiness, nor, vile affc&tions; for even their foolish talking, nor jefting, women did change the natural which not convenient. use into that which is against Prov. 7.5, 21. That they may nature; and likewise also the keep thee from the strange women, leaving the natural use of man, from the stranger which the woman burned in their luft, flattereth with her words, &c. one towards another.

Lev. Prov. 19. 27: 20. 15, 16. If a man lie with t Ifa, 3. 16. The daughters a beast, he shall surely be put to of Zion are haughty, and


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