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ty is commanded/; so, where a promise is annexed, the con. trary threatning is included t; and where a threatning is nexed, the contrary promise is included v.

5. That what God forbids, is at no time to be donew; what he commands, is always our duty *; and yet every par

ticular For God commanded, saying, Ho- thought to do unto them. Exod. xx. nour thy father and mother: and, 17. Thou shalt not take the name of He that curseth father or mother, the Lord thy God in vain: for the let him die the death. v. 5. But ye Lord will not hold him guiltless that fay, Whosoever thall say to his fa- taketh his name in vain. Compared ther or his mother, It is a gift by with Pfal. xv. 1. Lord, who shall awhatsoever thou mightest be pro- bide in thy tabernacle? who shall fited by me, v. 6. and honour not dwell in thy holy hill? v.4. In whose his father or his mother, he shall be eyes a vite person is contemned; but free. Thus have ye

made the com

he honoureth them that fear the mandment of God of none effe&t by Lord: he that sweareth to his own your tradition.

hurt, and changeth not. V. 5. He s Mat. v. 21, 22. (See letter o.) .that putteth not out his money to 1.23. Therefore if thou bring thy usury, nor taketh reward against the gift to the altar, and there remem- innocent. He that doth these things brest that thy brother hath ought shall never be moved. And with against thee: v.24. Leave there thy Psal. xxiv. 4. He that hath clean gift before the altar, and go thy hands, and a pure heart; who hath way, first be reconciled to thy bro- not lift up his soul unto vanity, nor ther, and then come and offer thy sworn deceitfully. v.5. He shall regift. Eph.iv. 28. Let him that stole, ceive the blessing from the Lord, Iteal no more: but rather let him la- and righteousness from the God of bour, working with his hands the his falvation. thing which is good, that he may w Job xiii. 7. Will ye speak wickhave to give to him that needeth. edly for God and talk deceitfully

1 Exod. xx. 12. Honour thy father for him? v. 8. Will ye accept his and thy mother: that thy days may person? will ye contend for God? be long upon the land which the Rom. iii. 8. And not rather, as we Lord thy God giveth thee: Com- be sanderously reported, and as pared with Proy. xxx. 17. The eye fome affirm that we say, let us do that mocketh at his father, and de- evil, that good may come? whose {piseth to obey his mother, the ra- damnation is just. Job xxxvi, 21. vens of the valley shall pick it out, Take heed, regard not iniquity: for and the young eagles shall eat it. this haft thou chosen rather than af.

v Jer. xviii. 7. At what instant I fiction. Heb. xi. 25. Choosing rahall speak concerning a națion, and ther to suffer affliction with the peoconcerning a kingdom, to pluck up ple of God, than to enjoy the pleaand to pull down, and to destroy it: fures of fin for a season. v. 8. If that nation against whom I * Deut. iv, 8. And what nation have pronounced, turn from their is there fo grcat, that hath statutes evil, I will repent of the evil that I and judgments, fo righteous, as all

tícular duty is not to be done at all timesy.

6. That, 'under one sin or duty, all of the same kind are forbidden or commanded; together with all the causes, means, occafions, and appearances thereof, and provocations thereuntoz.'

7. That what is forbidden or commanded to ourselves, we are bound, according to our places, to endeavour that it may be avoided or performed by others, according to the duty of their places a.

8. That this law which I set before you this pulling them out of the fire; hating day? v.9. Only take heed to thy- even the garment spotted by the felf, and keep thy soul diligently, flesh. Gal. v. 26. Let us not be de. left thou forget the things which firous of vain-glory, provoking one thine

eyes have seen, and left they another, envying one another. Col. depart from thy heart all the days iii. 21. Fathers, provoke not your of thy life: but teach them thy fons, children to anger, lest they be disand thy fons sons.

couraged y Mat. xii.7. But if ye had known a Exod. xx. 10. But the seventh what this meaneth, I will have mer, day is the fabbath of the Lord thy cy and not facrifice, ye would not Gód: in it thou shalt not do any have condemned the guiltless. work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy

z Mat. v. 21, 22, 27, 28. (See in daughter, thy man-lervant, nor thy letter o before) Mat. xv. 4. For God maid-fervant, nor thy cattle, nor thy commanded, saying, Honour thy stranger that is within thy gates. father and mother: and, He that Lev. xix. 17. Thou shalt not hate curseth father or mother, let him thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt die the death. v. s. But ye fay, in any wife rebuke thy neighbour, Whosoever shall say to his father and not suffer fin upon him. Gen. or his mother, It is a gift by what, xviii. 19. For I know him, that he soever thou mightest be profited by will command his children and his me, v.6. and honour not his father houshold after him, and they shall or his mother, he shall be free. Thus keep the way of the Lord, to do jushave ye made the commandment of tice and judgment; that the Lord God of none effect by your traditi. may bring upon Abraham, that on. Heb. x. 24. And let us consider which he hath spoken of him. Josh. one another to provoke unto love xxiv. 15. And if it seem evil unto you and to good works: v.25. Not for to serve the Lord, choose you this faking the assembling of ourselves day whom ye will serve, whether the together, as the manner of some is; gods which your fathers served, that but exhorting one another: and so were on the other side of the flood, much the more, as ye see the day or the gods of the Amorites, in whose approaching. Theff. v. 22. Ab- land ye dwell: but as for me and my ftain from all appearance of evil. house, we will serve the Lord. Dere, Jude 23. And others fave with fear, vi.6. And these words which I cocin

8. That, in what is commanded to others, we are bound according to our places and callings to be helpful to them b; and to take heed of partaking with others in what is forbidden them c.

Q. 100. What special things are we to consider in the ten commandments?

A. We are to consider in the ten commandments, the preface, the substance of the commandments themselves, and several reasons annexed to some of them the more to inforce them.

Q. 101. What is the preface to the ten commandments ?

A. The preface to the ten commandments is contained in these words, I am the Lord thy God which have brought thee out of the land 'of Egypt, out of the house of bondaged. Wherein God manifesteth his fovereignty, as being Jehovah, the eternal, immutable, and almighty Gode; having his being in and of himselff, and giving being to all his wordsg and works h: and that he is a God in covenant, as with Ifrael


mand thee this day, shall be in thine and I am the last, and besides me.
heart: v. 7. And thou shalt teach there is no God.
them diligentiy unto thy children, f Exod. ii. 14. And God said un-
and shalt talk of them when thou to Mofes, I AM THAT I AM:
sittelt in thine house, and when thou and he said, thus shalt thou say un-
walkeit by the way, and when thou to the children of Israel, I AM hath
liek down, and when thou riielt sent me unto you.


Exod. vi. 3. And I appeared un. b 2 Cor. i.


Not for that we to Abraham, unto Ifaac, and unto. have dominion over your faith, but Jacob, by the name of God Almighare helpers of your joy: for by faith ty, but by my name JEHOVAH ye ftand.

was I not known to them. ci Tim, v. 22. Lay hands fud b Acts. xvii. 24. God that made. denly on no man, neither be partak the world, and all things therein, er of other mens fins: keep thyself seeing that he is Lord of heaven, pure. Eph. v. 11. And have no fel- and of earth, dwelleth not in temlowship with the unfruitful works of ples made with hands. v. 28. For in darkness, but rather reprove them. him we live, and move, and have 101. d Exod. xx. 2.

our being; as certain also of your Ifa. xliv.6. Thus faith the Lord own poets have said, For we are al. the King of Israel, and his Redeem- fo his off-spring. fr the Lord of hosts, I am the first,

i Gen,

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of old, so with all his peoplei; who as he brought them out of their bondage in Egypt, so he delivered us from our spiritual thraldom k; and that therefore we are bound to take him for our God alone, and to keep all his commandments l.

Q.102. What is the sum of the four commandments which contain our duty to God?

A. The sum of the four commandments containing our duty to God, is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind m.

Q. 103. Which is the first commandment?

A. The first commandment is, Thou shalt have no other gods before men.

Q. 104. What are the duties required in the first commandment?

A. The duties required in the first commandment are, the knowing and acknowledging of God to be the only


iGen. xvii. 7. And I will establish sojourning here in fear: v. 18. Formy covenant between me and thee, asmuch as ye know that ye were not and thy feed after thee, in their ge- redeemed with corruptible things, Derations, for an everlasting cove as silver and gol!, from your vain nant; to be a God unto thee, and conversation recrived by iradition to thy feed after thee. Compared from your fathers. Lev. xviii. 30. with Rom. iii. 29. Is he the God of Therefore shall ye keep mine ordithe Jews only? is he not also of the nance, that y: coininit not any one Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also. of these abominable customs, which Lukei. 74. That he would grant were committed before you,


ус unto us, that we being delivered out defile not yourselves therein : I am of the hands of our enemies, might the Lord your Gov. Lev. xix. 37. serve him without fear, v. 75. in ho- Therefore thall ye obierve all'iny liness and righteousness before him statutes, and all my judgments, and all the days of our life.

do them: I am the Lord. | 1 Pet. i. 15. But as he who hath 102. m Luke x. 27. And he ancalled you is holy, so be ye holy in swering, faid, Thou shalt love the all manner of conversation: v. 16. Lord thy God with all thy heart, Because it is written, Be ye holy, for and with all thy soul, and with all I am holy. v. 17. And if ye call on thy itrength, and with all hv mind; the Father, who without respect of and thy neighbour as thyself. persons judgeth according to every 103. n Exod. xx. 3. man's work, pass the time of your


true God, and our Godo; and to 'worship and glorify him accordingly p, by thinking q, meditating r, remembrings, highly esteemingt, honouring v, adoring w, choosing *, lov

ing, 104. o 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. And feared the Lord, spake often one to thou, Solomon my son, know thou another, and the Lord hearkned, the God of thy father, and serve him and heard it, and a book of rememwith a perfect heart, and with a wil- brance was written before him for ling mind: for the Lord searcheth 'them that feared the Lord, and that all hearts, and understandeth all thought upon his name. the imaginations of the thoughts: , Pfal. Ixiii. 6. When I remem. if thou leek him, he will be found ber thee upon my bed, and medi. of thee; but if thou forsake him, tate on thee in the night-watches. he will cast thee off for ever. Deut. s Eccl. xi. 1. Remember now thy xxvi. 17. Thou hast avouched the Creator in the days of thy youth, Lord this day to be thy God, and while the evil days come not, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his the years draw nigh, when thou statutes, and his commandments, shalt say I have no pleasure in them. and his judgments, and to hearken + Pfal. lxxi. 19. Thy righteousunto his voice. Ifa. xliii. 10. Ye are ness also, O God, is very high, who my witnesses, saith the Lord, and hait done great things: O God, who my servant whom I have chosen: is like unto thee? that ye may know and believe me, v Mal. i. 6. A son honoureth his and understand that I am he: be- father, and a servant his master; if fore me there was no God formed, then I be a father, where is mine honeither shall there be after me. Jer, nour? and if I be a master, where is xiv. 22. Are there any among the '

my fear? saith the Lord of hosts un-, vanities of the Gentiles that can to you, O priests; that despise my cause rain? or can the heavens give name:1howers? Art not thou he, O Lord w Ifa. xlv. 23. I have sworn by our God ? therefore we will wait myself, the word hath gone upon thee, for thou hast made all my mouth in righteousness, and these things.

shall not return, that unto me evep Pfalm xcv. 6. O come, let us ry knee shall bow, every tongue shall worship and bow down: let us kneel swear. before the Lord our Maker. v. 7. * Josh. xxiv. 15. And if it seem For he is our God, and we are the evil unto you, to serve the Lord, people of his pasture, and the sheep choose you this day whom you will of his hand. Mat. iv. 10. Then said serve, whether the gods which your Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Sa- fathers served, that were on the otan; for it is written, Thou shalt ther side of the flood, or the gods worship the Lord thy God, and him of the Amorites, in whose land ye only thalt thou serve. Psal. xxix. 2. dwell: but as for me and my house, Give unto the Lord the glory due we will serve the Lord. v. 22. And unto his name; worship the Lord in Joshua said unto the people, Ye are she beauty of holiness.

witnesses against yourselves, that ye Mal. iii. 16. Then they that have chosen the Lord, to serve him.


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