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In forgiving Injuriese God, holy and beloved) Bowels of Mercies, Kindness, Meekness, Long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another; if any Man have a Quarrel against any : even as Christ. forgave you, so also do ye.

b Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another ; even as God, for Christ's fake, hath forgiven you.

c Dearly beloved, avenge not your felves, but rather give. place unto Wrath: For it is written, Vengeance is mine, I. will repay, faith the Lord.

d Recompense to no Man Evil for Evil: but ever follow that which is Good, both among your selves, and to all Men.

c Say not thou, I will recompense Evil; I will do so to him, as he hath done to me; I will render to the Man according to his Work: but wait on the Lord, and he shall save thee.

f. Charity is not easily provoked; Charity fuffereth long, and is kind; Charity, beareth all. things, endureth all things.

8 The Discretion of a Man deferreth his Ana ger; and it is his Glory to pass over. a Transgression.

h If thy Brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him : And, if he trespass against thee seven times in a Day, and seven times in a Day. turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

a Col. 3, 12, 13.

• Eph. 4. 32.

(Rom. 12. 19. d Rom. 12. 17. i Thell. s. is. e Prov. 20. 22. Proy. 24. 23. Prov. 20. 22.

1 Cor. 13, 47 57-7. & Proy, 19, II. * Luke 17. 3, 4:

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a If thy Brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his Fault between thee and him alone ; if he Niall hear thee, thou hast gained thy Brother: But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the Mouth of two or three Witnesses every Word may be established: and, if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the Church: but if he neglect to hear the Church, let him be unto thee as an Heathen Man, and a Publican.

b If ye forgive Men their Trespaffes, your heavenly Father will also forgive you : But if ye forgive not Men their Trespasses, neither will. your Father forgive your Trespasies.

MERCY and COMPASSION.

c Thus Speaketh the Lord of Hofts, saying; fhew Mercy and Compassions, every Man to his Brother.

d Be ye all of one Mind, having Compaflion one of another; love as Brethren ; be pitiful; be courteous.

e Be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

f Bear ye one another's Burthens, and so fulfil the Law of Christ.

& Comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient towards all Men; with Long, suffering ; forbearing one another in Love.

h We that are strong ought to bear the Infirmities of the weak, and not to please our selves.

** Mat. 18. 15, 16, 17.

Mat. 6. 14, 15: e tech: 7.9.

d. 1 Pet. 3: 8. e Luke 6. 36. f Gal. 6. 2.

8 1 Thes, s. 14. Eph. 4.2. Rom, Is, I.

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a Pure Religion is this, to visit the fatherless, and Widows, in their Affliction.

b Remember them that are in Bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer Adversity, as being your selves also in the Body.

c Deliver the spoiled out of the Hand of the Oppressor.

d If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto Death, and those that are ready to be lain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he, that pondereth the Heart, consider it? And shall not he render to every Man according to his Works?

e Thou shalt not vex a Stranger; nor afflict any Widow, or fatherless Child.

f Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a Stumbling-block before the blind.

8 Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain Mercy: But he shall have Judgment without Mercy, that hath shewed no Mercy.

h The merciful Man doth good unto his own Soul ; but he that is cruel troubleth his own Flesh; and he that is glad at Calamities, shall not be unpunished.

i Wo to them that are at ease in Sion, and are not grieved for the Afiction of Joseph.

k If there be among you a poor Particularly Man, of one of thy Brethren, thou to the poore fhalt not harden thy Heart, nor shut thine Hand from thy poor Brother : But thou * Jam. 1. 27: b. Heb. .13. 23.

< Jer. 22. 3: a Prov. 24. I 1,121

€ Ex..22. 213-22. fLev. 19. 141

8 Mat. 5:7. Jam. 2.1 13. b Prov. II, 17. Prov. 17, so

Am. 6, 1, 6. Deut. 15. 7.

shalt open thine Hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his Need, in that which he wanteth : Thou shalt surely give him, and thine Heart Thall not be grieved, when thou givest unto him ; because that for this thing the Lord thy God Mall bless thee in all thy Works, and in all that thou puttest thine Hand. unto.

a Deal thy Bread to the hungry, and bring the poor, that are cast out, to thy House; when thou seest the naked, cover him; and hide not thy self from thine own Flesh: Then thall thy Light break forth as the Morning, and thine Health shall spring forth speedily.

Charge them that are rich in this World, that they do good, that they be rich in good Works; ready to distribute, willing to communicate ; laying up in Store for themselves a good Foundation against the time to come.

c Give Alms of such things as ye have; and behold all things are clean unto you.

d Make to your selves Friends of the Mammon of Unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting Habitations.

c When thou makest a Feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, and the blind; for they cannot recompense thee; but thou shalt be rea compensed at the Resurrection of the Just.

f Thou shalt not glean thy Field, nor thy Vineyard; thou sbalt leave them to the poor and Stranger.

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Deut.. 15.8, 10.

a if. 58. 7; 8. I Tim. 6. 177 18, 19. . Luke Il. 41.

& Luke 16. 9. - Luke 14. 13, 14.

Lev, 19, 10, 9, 10.

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a Let every one of you lay by him in Store, as God hath profpered him ; remeinbring the Words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

• The Righteous confidereth the Cause of the poor, but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

c The Brethren of the poor do hate him, his Friends go far from him; he pursueth them with Words, yet they are wanting to him : But the righteous sheweth Mercy, and giveth; he is ever merciful, and lendeth : He withholdeth not the poor from their Delire, nor causeth the Eyes of the Widow to fail : He eateth not his Morsel alone, but the fatherless eateth thereof; neither will he see any perifh, for want of cloathing, or any poor without covering. For he faith, Did not he that made me in the Womb, make him? Did not one fashion us in the Womb.

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d If a Brother or Sister be naked, and destitute of daily Food; and one of you say unto them, Depart in Peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the Body, what doth it profit?

e He that giveth, let him do it with Simplicity; He that Ibeweth Mercy with Chearfulness; distributing to the Necessity of Saints.

He which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly, and he which soweth bountifully, all reap also bountifully. Every Man, ac

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1 Cor. 16. 2. Acts 20. 35.

o Prov. 29. 7. < Prov. 19. 7. Pf. 37. 21, 26. Job 31, 16, 17, 19,.15.. Jam. 2. 15, 16.

e Roa, 128, 13. 2 Cor. 9. 6, 7.

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