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a Instruct those that opofe themselves; cause thein to understand wherein they have erred ; and make them know the certainty of the Words of Truth; that they that err in Spirit may come to Understanding, and they that murmur, may learn Doctrine. For, How forcible are right Words?
b Give not that which is holy unto the Dogs; neither cast ye your Pearls before Swine ; left they trample them under their Feet, and turn again, and rent you. Behold, the Word of the Lord is to thein a Reproach, they have no Delight in it.
c Ain I therefore become your Enemy, because I tell you the Truth?
d Give Instruction to a wife Man, and he will be yet wiser; teach a juít Man, and he will increase in Learning.
? Wo unto you, that have taken away the Key of Knowledge: ye entred not in your felves, and them that weię entring in ye hindred.
f Exhort one another daily, while Admonition. it is called to Day; left any of you be hardned, through the Deceitfulness of Sin.
8 Be not negligent to put one another always in remembrance of these things, which pertain unto Life, and Godliness, tho’ye know them, and be established in the present Truth.
a 2 Tim. 2. 25. Job 6.24. Prov. 22. 21. I 29. 24. Job 6.25
"Mat. 7.6 Jer. 6. 10. < Gal. 4. 16. d Prov. 9. 9.
Luke II. 52 & 2 Pet. 1; 12, 3, 12.
f Heb. 3. 13.
a Ye, also, that are full of Goodness, and fil. ed with all Knowledge, admonith one another.
b If any Man obey not the Word of God, note that Man, and have no Company with him, that he may be ashamed; yet count him not as an Encmy, but admonish him as a Brother.
c Warn them that are unruly.
d We must all appear before the Judgmentseat of Christ, that every one may receive according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the Terror of the Lord, we persuade Men.
e Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy Reproof. Neighbour, and not suffer Sin upon
Reprove not a Scorner, left he hate thee. Rebuke a wise Man, and he will love thee.
8 He that refuseth Reproof, erreth. He that hateth Reproof, is brutih: But he that regardeth Reproof shall be honoured.
h He that, being often reproved, hardneth his Neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without Remedy.
i He that rebuketh a Man, afterwards, thall find more Favour than he that flattereth with his Tongue.
k Open Rebuke is better than secret Love : For, Faithful are the Wounds of a Friend.
1 As an Ornament of fine Gold, fo is a wise Reprover upon an obedient Ear.
a Rom. 1S. 14.
3. 14, 15. s. 14 d 2 Cor. s. 1o, 11.
e Lev. 19. 17. * Prov. 9. 8.
Š Prov. 10, 17. Prov. 12. 1. Prov. h Prov. 29. 1.
Proy. 28. 23. * Prov. 27. So 6.
! Prov. 25.12.
a Lethe righteous finite ine, it shall be a Kindpess; and, let him reprove me, it shall be an excellent Oil, which shall not break my Head.
A Scorner loveth not one that reproveth hiin ; neither will he go unto the Wise.
c He that reproveth a Scorner, getteth to himfelf Shame.
d A Reproof entreth more into a wise Man, than a hundred Stripes into a Fool.
e Give none Offence, neither Giving no Offence, to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the Church of God.
f Let no Man put a Stumbling-block, or an occasion to fall, in his Brother's way.
& Take heed, leit by any means your Liberty become a Stumbling-block to them that are weak.
h Him that is weak in the Faith receive ye, but not to doubtful Disputations.
i It is good, neither to eat Flesh, nor to drink Wine, nor any thing, whereby thy Brother ftumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak: For if any Man see thee, which haft Knowledge, do such things, fhall not the Conscience of him that is weak be emboldned to do the same ? and, through thy Knowledge, shall the weak Brother perish, for whom Christ died ?
k If, therefore, thy Brother be grieved with thy Meat; now walkest thou not charitably: destroy not him with thy Meat, for whom Christ died:
a Vf. 141. s.
d Prov. 17. 10. S 1 Cor. 8. 9. I Cor. 8, 10, II,
b. Prov. 19. 12.
c Prov. 9. 7. e I Cor. 1o. 32.
f Rom. 14. 13. in Rom. 14. 1.
"Rom. 14. 21. * Rom. 14. IS. L2
a When ye fin so against the Brethren, and wound their weak Conscience, ye fin against Christ.
b Halt thou Faith? Have it to thy self, before God. All things indeed are pure; but it is Evil for that Man who eateth with Offence.
c Woe unto him that giveth his Neighbour Drink; that puttest thy Bottel to him, and makeit him drunk.
d Whofo caufeth the righteous to go aftray, in an evil Way, he shall fall himself into his own: Pit.
Setting a good
e Be thou an Example of the Believers, in Word, in Conversation, in Charity, in Faith, in Purity.
The DUTIES of HUSBANDS and WIVES.
fwhen Woman was taken out of
Man; and, afterwards, brought unto the Man to be an Help meet for him : Adam said, This is now Bone of my Bones, and Flelh of my Flesh. Therefore shall a Man leave his Father and his Mother, and shall cleave unto his Wife; and they shall be one Flesh.
8 He which made them at the beginning, made them Male and Female; and said, For this Cause shall a Man leave Father and Mother, and shall cleave to his Wife; and they twain shall be one Flesh. Wherefore they are no more twain, but one Flesh: What therefore God hath joined together, let no Man put asunder.
a i Cor. 8. 12.
d Prov. 28. 1O. 22, 18, 23, 24.
bRom. 14. 22, 20.
e I Tim. 4. 12.
Hab. 2. 1S. f. Gen. 2. 23,
a Moses, because of the Hardness of their Hearts, suffered the Jews to give a Writing of Divorcement, and to put away their Wives ; but from the beginning it was not fo. And, Christ now says unto us, whosoever shall put away his Wife, except it be for Fornication, caureth her to commit Adultery : And, if he shall inarry another, he committeth Adultery; And, whosoever hall marry her that is put away, or divorced, comunitteth Adultery.
b If any Brother have a Wite that believeth not, and the be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away: For, how knowest thou, O Man, whether thou shalt save thy Wife:
c Husbands, love your Wives, and be not bitter against them.
d Let every one of you in particular, so love his Wife even as himself. So ought Men to love their Wives as their own Bodies : He that loveth his Wife, loveth himself; for no Man ever yet hated his own Fleih, but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the Church.
e Husbands, love your Wives, even as Christ also loved the Church, and gave himself for it : For we are Members of his Body, of his Fleih, and of his Bones. For this Cause shall a Man leave his Father and Mother, and shall be joined unto his Wife, and ihey two thill be one Flesh.
f Ye Husbands, dwell with your Wives, according to Knowledge, giving Honour unto the Wife, as unto the weaker Veslel, and, as being Heirs together of the Grace of Life.
Mat. 19. 8,7,8,9. Mat. s. 32. Mat, 19.9. Mat. 5. 32.
I Cor. 7. 12, 16. c Col. 3. 19. d Ephs. 332 28, 29. Eph. s. 25, 30,-31.
1 Pet. 3.7 Li