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a Seeft thou a Man that is hafty in his Words: There is more hope of a Fool than of him..

b An angry Man itirreth up Strife; and a furious Man aboundeth in Transgression.

CA foft Answer turneth away Wrath:; and, Yielding pacifieth great Offences :. but grievous Words Itir up Anger.

d Meekness is the Fruit of the Spirit ; but Wrath and Strife are the Works of the Flesh.

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• Blessed are the meek ; for they fhall-inlierit: the Earth, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of Peace.

f The Lord will guide the meek in Judgment; and the meek will he teach his Way: The meek also shall increase their Joy in the Lord.

8 He that is flow to: Anger, is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his Spirit, than he that taketh a City:. But he that hath no: Rulé over his own Spirit, is like a City that is broken down, and without Walls.

h He that hath a froward Hearti, findeth no good; and he that hath a perverse Tongue, falleth into Mischief.

i They that are of a froward Heart are Abomination to the Lord.

* A Man of great Wrath shall suffer Punishment: For, if thou, deliver him, yet thou must do it again.

1 Wrath.bringeth the Punishments of the Sword; that ye inay know there is a Judginent.

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• Prov. 29. 20.

b Prov. 29. 22. c Prov. Ii Ii. Eccl. 10. 4. Prov. IS. I. d Gal. s. 234 22, 20, 19. Mat. s. s. PS: 37. II.

{ Pf. 25. 9. If. 29. 19. . 5 Prov, 16. 32. Prov. 25. 28,

b Prov. 17. 200 Prov. 11, 206 Prov.19.19. Job 19: 29.

TEMPE.

TEMPERANCE.

a We know that every Creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with Thanksgiving : But we must add to our Know? ledge Temperance; and live-foberly in this present World; and use this World, as not: abuse "ing.it

b:That every Man; to whom God hath gisen Riches and Wealth, thould eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his Labour ; this is the Gift of God : - Eut-take heed to your selves; leit at any time your Hearts be overcharged with, Surfeiting and Drunkennefs.

c When thou fittest to eat, consider diligently what is before, thee; and put a Knife to thy Throat, if thou-be a Man given to Apperite : And be not defirous of Dainties ; for they are deceitful Meat.

d Be not drunk with Wine, wherein is Excess ; but be filled with the Spirit.

e They that are drunken, are drunken in the. Night; but let us, who are of the Day, be sober. Let us.walk honestly, as in the Day; not in Rioting, and Drunkenneís: For Drunkenness, Revellings, and such like, are Works of the Flesh; and, they which do such things, shall not inherit the Kingdom of God: But. Temperance is the Fruit of the Spirit".

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. Prov. 23. 1;

1 Tim. 4.-4:-2-Pet. I. §, 6. Tit 2. 12. 1 Cor. 7:37. b Eccl. s. 19, 18, 19. Luke 21. 34. 2; 3. d Eph. s. 18.

I Thell, s. 73.8Rom. 13* 13. Gale:si 21, 19, 21, 2322

a Every

a Every Man that runneth a Race, and Itriveth for the Mastery, is temperate in all things; that he may receive the Prize. Now they do it to. obtain a corruptible Crown; but we an incorruptible. b Woe unto you that are full ; for ye

shall hunger.

c He that loveth Pleasure shall be a poor Man: He that loveth Wine, and Oil, shall not be rich.

d Look not thou upon the Wine, when it is red, when it giveth his Colour in the Cup, when it moveth it self aright : at the last, it biteth like a Serpent, and stingeth like an Adder.

e Wine is a Mocker ; Strong Drink is raging; and whosoever is: deceived thereby is not wise.

f Woe unto them that are mighty to drink. Wine, and Men of Strength to mingle strong Drink; that rise up early in the Morning, that they may follow strong Drink ; that continue until Night, till Wine inflame them ;. that say, We will fill our selves with strong Drink ;; and. to morrow shall be as this Day, and much more abundant.

g.Who hath Woe? Who hath Sorrow? Who hath Contentions ? - Who hath Babbling? Who. hath Wounds without caufe ? Who hath Red. pels of Eyes? They that tarry long at the Wine, they that go to seek mixt Wine.

b.Luke 6., 25. I Cor. 9» 25, 24, 25, 24, 28. * Prov. 21. 17. & Prov. 23:31.

• Prov. 20. S. Elle s.22, 11. If. 56. 12. 8 Prov. 23. 29, 30.

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They that count it Pleasure to riot in the Day-tiine, shall receive the Reward of Unrighteousness.

6 Be not amongst Wine-bibbers, amongst riotous Eaters of Flesh; and, run not with them to the same Excess of Riot : For the Drunkard, and the Glutton, shall come to Poverty ; and; Drowsiness shall cloath a Man with Rags.

c He that is a Companion of riotous Meng Thameth his Father,

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CHASTITY and MODESTY.

This is the Will of God, even your Sandi: fication, that ye should abttain from Fornica, tion, Uncleanness, inordinate Affection, evil Concupifcence, Chambering, and Wantonness : that every one of you should know, how to poffess his Vefsel in Sanctification and Honour, not in the Luft of Concupiscence, even as the Gentiles, which know. not God: For God hath not called us unto Uncleanness, but unto Holis ness.

e Flee also youthful Lusts.

f Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as Strangers, and Pilgrims, abstain from fleshly Lufts, which war against the Soul.

Keep thy self pure : For, unto the pure, all things are pure; but unto them that are defiled. nothing is pure, but even their Mind and their Conscience is defiled.

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23. 21.

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2 Pet. 2. 13.

Prov. 23. 20. 1 Pet. 4. 4. Prov. • Prov. 28. 7.

di Thess. 4. 3. Col. 3. So Rom. 13. 13. : Theff. 4. 4, 5, 7. 2 Tim. 2. 226 fi Pet, 2. 11, 8, Tim, s. 22. Til, 1. IS,

a Walk

a Walk not as other Gentiles walk; who, heing pait feeling, have given themselves over unto Lasciviouiness, to work all Uncleanness with Greediness; and whom, for this cause, God hath given up unto vile Affections, to difhonour their own Bodies, between themselves; Men, and Women, working that which is unfeemly, and against Nature.

b None of you shall approach unto any that is near of kin io him, to uncover their Nakedness : Ye shall not commit any of those abomipable Cuftoms, which were committed by the Nations, which the Lord cast out of the Land of Canaan. For, whosoever shall commit any of these Abominations, even the Souls that commit them, thall be cut off from among their People. . c There shall be no Whore of the Daughters of Israel; nor a Sodomite of the Sons of Israel.

& Flee Fornication: For, he that committeth Fornication finneth against his own Body. Now the Body is not for Fornication, but for the Lord; and the Lord for the Body.

e Know ye not that your Bodies are the Members of Chrift? Shall I then take the Members of Christ, and make thein the Members of an Harlot? God forbid.

Know ye not that ye are the Temple of God; and that your Body is the Temple of the Holy

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Eph. 4. 17, 19. Rom. 1. 26, 24, 27, 26. • Lev. 18. 6, 26, 30, 2421, 29.

c Deut. 23. 17. di Cor. 6. 18, 13.

• 1 Coz, 6. $ * 1 Cor. 3. 16. I Cor. 6. 19,

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