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preached to others, thou thy self shouldst be a cast-away.

a Thou which teachest another, teachest thou not thy self? Thou that preachelt, a Man should not steal, doit thou steal? Thou that say'st, a Man should not commit Adultery, dost thou commit Adultery? Thou that abhorrest Idols, dost thou com mit Sacrilege? Be not thou of the number of those who say, and do not; who bind heavy Burthens, and grievous to be born, and lay them on Mens Shoulders, but they themselves will not move them with one of their Fingers.

b God having; in due times, manifested his Word through Preaching; and this being written for our Learning in the Scriptures; let those to whom the Word is committed, according to the Commandment of God, our Saviour, open the Book in the Sight of all the People, and read in the Book, in the Law of God, distinctly, and give the Sense, and cause them to understand the reading.

c The Priests shall teach the People the difference between the holy, and the prophane; and cause them to discern between the unclean, and the clean.

d 'They shall be holy unto their God, and not prophane the Name of their God; for the Bread of their God they do offer. And the Lord hath chosen them to minister unto him, and to bless in the Name of the Lord.

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1 Cor. 9. 27.

Rom. 2. 21. 22. Mat. 23. 3, 4. b Tit. 1. 2. 3. Rom. 15. 4. Tit. 1. 3. Neh. 8. 5, 8. . Ezek. 44. 15, 23.

a Ley, 21. 6. Deut. 21. 5.

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a These things command and teach. Man despise thee.

b Be gentle unto all Men, apt to teach, patient; in Meekness instructing those that oppose themselves : In all things, thewing thy seif a Pattern of good Works; in Doctripe Thewing Uncorruptness, Gravity, Sincerity, found Speech, that cannot be condemned; that he, which is of the contrary part, may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

c Ordain Elders in every City: And the things that thou haft heard of the Apostles of Christ, the same commit thou to faithful Men, who shall be able to teach others also: But lay Hands suddenly on no Man, neither be partaker of other Men's Sins.

d Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear. Against an Elder receive not an Accusation, but before two or three Witnesses.

e Charge fome, that they teach no other Doetrine; neither give heed to Fables, and endless Genealogies, which minifter Questions, rather than godly edifying, which is in Faith: For some have turned aside unto vain Jangling, defiring to be Teachers of the Law, and understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

f A Man that is an Heretick, after the first and second Admonition, reject; knowing that he that is such, is fubverted, and finneth, being condemned of himself.

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a I Tim. 4. 11. Tit. 2. 15.

2 Tim. 2. 24, 25. Tit. 2. 7, 8.

« Tit. 1. s. 2 Tim. 2. 2. 1 Tim. 5. 22. di Tim. Si 20, 19...

1 Tim, J. 2, 3, 6, 7. fTit. 3, 10, 11.

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a Observe these things, without preferring one before another, doing nothing by Partiality; according to your Authority, which the Lord hath given you for Edification, and not for Destruction.

b Set in order the things that are wanting in all Churches.

c Likewise rust the Deacons be grave; not double-tongued, not given to much Wine, not greedy of filthy Lucre; holding the Myftery of the Faith in a pure Conscience ; and ruling their Children and their own Houses well.

d And let these also first be proved; then let them use the Office of a Deacon, being found blameless: For they that have used the Office of a Deacon well, purchase to themselves a good Degree, and great Boldness in the Faith, which is in Christ Jesus.

e Even so must their Wives be grave; not Slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.

f The Scripture faith, Whosoever believeth on the Lord Jesus, fhall not be ashamed; and, whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him, in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him, of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a Preacher? And, how fhail they preach, except they be sent

a 1 Tim. 3. 21. 2 Cor. 10. 8. b Tit. I. S. I Cor. 7. 17. i Tim. 3. 8, 9, 12.

di Tim. 3. 10, 13. 1 Tim. 3• 11. S. Rom. 10, 11, 9, 13, 14, 15.

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a No Man taketh this Honour of ministring for Men, in things pertaining to God, unto himself, but he that is called of God, as was Aaron, and the Priests and Levites under the old Teftament; and the Apostles, and other Ministers of the Gospel, under the New.

b No Man having put his Hand to the Plough, and looking back, is fit for the Kingdom of God.

c We have this Treasure in earthen Vessels, that the Excellency of the Power may be of God, and not of us.

The Duty of CHRISTIAN BELIEVERS towards

their MINISTERS.

We beseech yoụ, Brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonill you; and to esteem them very highly, in Love, for their Works fake.

e Remember them which have the Rule over you; who have spoken unto you the Word of God; whose Faith follow, considering the end of their Conversation.

f Let the Elders, that rule: well, be counted worthy of double Honour; especially they who labour in the Word and Doctrine.

& Receive them, in the Lord, with all Gladness; and hold such in Reputation.

h Obey them that have the Rule over you, and submit your selves; for they watch for your Souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with Joy, and not with Grief.

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a Submit your selves unto such as have addicted themselves to the Ministry of the Saints, and to every one that helpeth with them, and laboureth.

b For, thus Spake our Saviour unto his Difci-; ples; Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send, receiveth me; and he that receiveth ine, receiveth him that sent, me: He that heareth you, heareth me: And he that despiseth you, despiseth me : And he that despiseth me, despiseth him that fent me. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not Man, but, God,

c The Lord will not regard them who have not respected the Persons of the Priests, nor favoured the Elders.

& Thus faith the Lord of Hofts, Ask the Priests concerning the Law.

e Hearken unto the Priest that flandeth to minister before the Lord thy God; and to the Levites, that teach the good knowledge of the Lord.

if The Scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses Seat:; all, therefore, whatsoever they bid you, observe, that observe, and do ; but do not ye after their Works, if they say, and do nôt.

g The tiine will come, when Men will not endure sound Doctrine; but, after their own Lusts, shall they heap to themselves Teachers, having itching Ears; and they shall turn away

1 Cor. 16. 16, 15, 16, John 13. 20. Luke 10. 16. 3 Theil. 4

8. Lạm. 4. 16. d Hag. 2. 11. Deut. 17. 12. 2 Chron. 30-22.

Mat, 23, 2, 3, $.2 Tim. 4. 3, 4.

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