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cording as he purpoieth in his Heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity; for God loveth a chearful Giver.
a Take heed that ye do not your Alms before Men, to be seen of them, that ye may have Glory of Men : But when thou doft Aims, let not thy left Hand know what thy right Hand doth; that thine Alms may be in secret, and thy Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.
6 Blessed is he that considereth the poor : The Lord will deliver him in time of Trouble. But whoso stoppeth his Ears at the Cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be -heard.
c He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given, will he pay him again.
d God is not unrighteous to forget your Work and Labour of Love, which ye have shewed towards his Name, in that ye have ministred to the Saints, and do minifter.
e "kojoever shall see any of the Disciples of Christ an hungred, or athirit, or a Stranger, or naked, or fick, or in Prison, and shall minister unto him; when the Son of Man Thall come in his Glory, he shall say unto them, Inasmuch as ye have done thus unto one of the least of these my Brethren, ye have done it unto me, and they shall go into Life eternal.
f He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that hideth his Eyes, shall have many a Curse.
2 Cor. 9. 7.
b Pl. 41. 1.
d Heb. 6. 10. • Mat, 25. 44, 31, 40, 46. Prov. 28, 27.
a Whoso hath this Worlds Good, and seeth his Brother have need, and shutteth up his Bowels of Compassion from him, how dwelleth the Love of God in him ?
6 Whoso mocketh the poor, reproacheth his . Maker ; but he that honoureth him, hath Mercy on the Poor.
c Judge not, that ye be not Judged; In judging. Condemn not, that ye be not condemned: For with what Judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged ; and with what Measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
d Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to Light the. hidden things of Darkness, and will make manifest the Counsels of the Hearts; and then shall every Man that hath done well have Praise of God.
e Who art thou that judgest another Man's Servant ? to his own Mafter he standeth or falleth.
f But why dost thou judge thy Brother ? or why dost thou fet at nought thy Brother? For we shall all stand before the Judgment Seat of Christ.
& So then, every one of us Thall give account of himníelf to God; let us not therefore judge one another any more.
1 John 3. 17. b Prov. 17. 5. Prov. 14. 31.
di Cor. 4. 5. c Mat. 7. 1. Luke 6. 37. Mat. 7. 2. e Rom. 14. 4.
Rom. 14. 10.
& Rom. 14. 12, 13
a Judge not according to the Appearance, but judge righteous Judgment.
b Charity thinketh no Evil, believeth all things, hopeth all things; rejoiceth not in Iniquity, but rejoiceth in the Truth.
c One believeth that he may eat all things; another, who is weak, eateth Herbs : let not hiin that eateth, despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth.
d Take no heed unto all Words that are spoken, left thou hear thy Servant curse thee. For oftentimes also thine own Heart know eth, that thou thy self, likewise, haft cursed og thers.
e Why beholdest thou the Mote that is in thy Brother's Eye, but considereft not the Beam that is in thine own-Eye? thou Hypocrite, first caft out the Beam out of thine own Eye, and thea fhalt thou see clearly to cast out the Mote out of thy Brother's Eye.
f Thou art inexcusable, O Man, whosoever thou art, that judgest, when thou that judgest dost the same things: : For wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thy self. And thinkest thou this, O Man, that judgest them which do such things, and doft the same, that thou shalt escape the Judgment of God.
8 He that is without Sin among you, let him first cast a Stone at his Neighbour.
Speak Evil of no Man.
a Joh 17. 24.
bi Cor. 13. 4, 5, 7, 6, c Rom. 14. 2, 3. d Eccl. 7. 21, 22.
e Mat. 7. 3,
h Tit. 3. 2.
a Speak not Evil one of another, Brethren; for he that speaketh Evil of his Brother, and judgeth his Brother, speaketh Evil of the Law, and judgeth the Law.
b Thou shalt not raise a false Report.
c He that covereth a Transgression, seeketh Love; but he that repeateth a Matter, separateth very Friends.
d He that uttereth a Slander is a Fool.
e The Lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; but the Mouth of the wicked speaketh Frowardness.
f Lord, who shall abide in thy Tabernacle ? he that backbiteth not with his Tongue, nor taketh up a Reproach against his Neighbour.
& All that watch for Iniquity shall be cut off; and they that make a Man an Offender for a Word.
h Whoso privily flandereth his Neighbour, he shall be cut off. And Revilers shall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
i The wicked shall be ashamed, and put to filence, which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
TRUTH and SINCERITY.
k Lye not one to another; seeing ye have put off the old Man, with his Deeds. But speak the Truth in Love,
* Jam. 4. 11.
Pf. 31, 17, 18,
b Ex. 23. 1.
• Prov. 17. 9. e Prov. 10. 32.
f Pf. 15.1, 3. Pf. 101. s. I Cor. 6. 10. * Col. 3. 9. Eph. 4. IS.
Strive not about Words, to no Profit, but to the fubverting of the Hearers.
6 Let no corrupt Communication proceed out of your Mouth, but that which is good, to the use of edifying, that it may Minister Grace to the Hearers.
c Strengthen ye the weak Hands, and confirm the feeble Knees. Speak a Word in season to him that is weary: And let thy Words uphold him that is falling.
d If a Man be overtaken in a Fault, ye, which are spiritual, restore such a one in the Spirit of Meekness, considering thy self, left thou also be tempted.
c of some have Compassion, making a difference; and others save with Fear, pulling thein out of the Fire.
f Confess your Faults one to another; and, submit your selves one to another, in the Fear of God.
& He that winneth Souls is wise.
h Brethren, if any of you do err from the Faith, and one convert him, let him know, That he which converteth the Sinner from the Error of his Way, shall save a Soul from Death, and shall hide a multitude of Sins.
By Instruction, i Have Compaflion on the igno
rant, and on them that are out of the Way; for that ye your felves, also, are compaffed with Infirmity:
& 2 Tim. 2, 14. b Eph. 4. 29.
c Il. 35: 3. Il. so.4. Job 4. 4.
d Gal. 6. 1. Jude 22, 23. Jam. s. 16. Eph. s. 21.
8 Prov. 11. 30, Jam. s. 19, 20, i Heb. s. 26