Page images
[merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors]

a Drink Waters out of thine own Cistern: Let thy Fountain be blessed; and rejoice with the Wife of thy. Youth, and be thou satisfied always with her Love: For the is thy Companion, and the Wife of thy Covenant.

b Embrace not the Borom of a Stranger. Take heed to your Spirit ; and let none deal treacherously against the Wife of his Youth.

Wizes. c The Woman which hath an Husband,

is bound by the Law to her Husband, fo long as he liveth; but if the Husband be dead, the is looled from the Law of her Husband: So then, if while her Husband liveth the be married to another Mall, she shall be called an Adultesets : But if her Husband be dead, the is free from that Law, so that she is no Adulterefs, tho fhe be married to another Man.

d Let not the Wife depart from her Husband: But, and if the depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her Husband.

e The Woman which hath an Husband that believeth not, if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him: For what knowelt thou, O Wife, whether thou shalt fave thy Hur band?

f Wives, submit your selves unto your own Husbands, as unto the Lord: For the Husband is the Head of the Wife, even as Christ is the Head of the Church. Therefore, as the Church is subject unto Christ, so let the Wives be to, their own Husbands in every thing.

* Prov. s. 15, 18, 19. Mal. 2. 14. b Prov. S. 20. Mal. 2. IS. c Rom. 7. 2, 3.

di Cor. 7. 10, 11, "I Cor. 7, 13, 16. Eph. s. 22, 23, 24.

a Let.


a Let the Wife see that the reverence her Husband.

b Let the Woman learn in Silence, with all Subjection. The Woman is not suffered to teach, nor to usurp Authority over the Man, but to be in Silence : For Adam was first formed, then Eve: And Adam was not deceived, but the Woman, being deceived, was first in the Tranfgression.

c.Ye Wives, be in Subjection to your own Husbands; that if any obey not the Word, they also may, without the Word, be won by the Conversation of the Wives, while they behold your charte Conversation, coupled with Fear.

d For after this manner, in the old time, the holy Women, who trulted in God, were in Subjection unto their own Hulbands; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord : whose Daughters ye are, as long as ye do well.

[ocr errors]

e A virtuous Woman is a Crown to her Hurband; but she that maketh alhamed, is as Rote tenness in his Bones.

$ The strange Woman, who forsaketh the Guide of her Youth, and forgetteth the Cove, nant of her God, her House inclineth unto Death, and her Paths unto the dead.

& The Contentions of a Wife are a continual dropping.

ne Ą. prudent Wife is from the Lord. The Heart of her Husband doth safely trust in her : She will do him Good, and not Evil, all the

[ocr errors]


Eph. s. 33.

1 Tim. 2. 11, 12, 13, 14.
ci Pet. 3. 1, 2.
di Pet. 3. Ss 6.

• Prov. 12. 4. * Prov. 2, 16, 17, 18.

8 Prov. 19. 13. . Prov. 18. 146. Prov. 31. 11, 12.


[ocr errors]

Days of her Life: She openeth her Mouth with. Wisdom, and in her Tongue is the Law of Kindness: She looketh well to the Ways of her Houshold, and eateth not the Bread of Idleness: Her Children arise up, and call her blessed; her Hufband also, and he praiseth her.


· Parents, a Ye Fathers, provoke not your Chil

. dren to Wrath ; but bring them up in the Nurture and Admonition of the Lord; having thein in subjection, with all Gravity.

b The Words which God hath commanded you, ye Mall lay up in your Heart; and ye shall teach them diligently unto your Children: And ye Thall command your Children, and your Houshold after you, to keep the Way of the Lord, to do Justice, and Judgment, and to observe to do all the Words of his Law.

c Train up a Child in the Way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

d Chaften thy Son betimes, while there is Hope; and let not thy Soul spare for his crying: For Foolishness is bound in the Heart of a Child, but the Rod, and Reproof, give Wisdom. And, if ihou with-hold nöt Correction, thou shalt deliver his soul from Heil.


Prov. 31. 12, 26, 27, 28. Eph. 6.4. 1 Tim. 3. 4.

b Deut. 6. 6. Deut. II. 13. Deur. 6. 7. Gen. 18. 19. Deut. 31. 12.

c Prov. 22. 6. d Prov. 19. 18. Prov. 13. 24. Prov. 19. 18. Prov. 22, 15. Prov. 29. IS. Prov. 23. 13, 14.

a Correct

a Correct thy Son, and he shall give thee Rest; yea, he shall give Delight unto thy Soul: but a Child, left to himself, bringeth his Mother to Shame.

+ Fathers, provoke not your Children to Anger, left they be discouraged.

cDo not prostitute thy Daughter, to cause her to be a Whore; left the Land become full of Wickedness.

d The Children ought not to lay up for the Parents, but the Parents for the Children.

e If any provide not for those of his own House, he hath denied the Faith, and is worse than an Infidel.

f When a Man maketh his Sons to inherit that which he hath, he shall give his First-born a double Portion of all that he hath; for he is the beginning of his Strength; the Right of the First-born is his.

8 A good Man leaveth an Inheritance to his Children's Children,

h Children, obey your Parents in the Children. Lord; for this is right. Obey your Parents in all things; for this is well-pleasing to the Lord.

i Honour thy Father and thy Mother, (which is the first Commandment with Proinise) that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the Earth.

a Prov. 29. 17, 15.

b Col. 3. 21.

Lev. 19 29, d 2 Cor. 12. 14. e I Tim. 5.8.

f Deut. 21. 16,17. $ Prov. 13. 22. Eph. ó. 1, Col. 3. 20. Eph. 6. 2, 3.

a My Son, hear the Instruction of thy Father, and forlake not the Law of thy Mother.

b Ye Thall fear, every Man, his Mother and his Father.

c Whoso curseth his Father, or his Mother, his Lamp shall be put out in obscure Darkness.

The Eye which mocketh at his Father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the Ravens of the Valley shall pick it out, and the young Eagles fhall eat it.

e Cursed be he that fetteth light by his Father. or his mother.

f He that wasteth his Father, and chaseth away his Mother, is a son that causeth Shame, and bringeth Reproach.

& A wise Son maketh a' glad Father ; but a. foolish Son is the Heaviness of his Mother.


Masters. h Masters, give unto your Servants :

that which is juft and equil, forbearing Threatning, knowing that ye also have a Master in Heaven; neither is there respect of Persons with him.

i Despise not the Cause of thy Man-fervant, or of thy Maid-fervant, when they contend with. thee. Did not be that made thee, in the Womb, make him? And did not one fashion us all in the Womb ?

• Prov. 1. 8.
b Lev. 19. 3.

c Prov. 20, 20. a Prov. 30. 17.

e Deut. 27. 16. Proy. :9. 26. & Prov. 10. I.

Col. 4. 1. Eph. 6. 9. Col. 4. 1. . Eph. 6.99 Job 31, 13, 15.

a Yc

« PreviousContinue »