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ET every foul be a fubject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be, are ordained [Or, ordered] of God. 2. Whofoever therefore refifteth the power, refifteth the ordinance of God: and they that refift, fhall receive to themselves damnation. 3. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou fhalt have praise of the fame: 4. For he is the minifter of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the fword in vain: for he is the minifter of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. f 5. Wherefore ye muft needs be subject, not only for wrath, but alfo for confcience fake. 6. For,

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for Lord, and Sovereignty from the Higheft Ecclefiafticus 17. 17. In the Divifion of the Nations of the whole Earth, be fet a Ruler over 5 every People; but Ifrael is the Lord's Portion. † Joh 19. 11. Thou could'ft have no Power at all against me, except it were given thee from above.



I. t Tit. 3. 1. Put them in Mind to be fubject to Principalities and Powers, to obey Magiftrates, to be ready to every good Work. ti Pet. 2. 13. Submit your felves to every Ordinance of Man for the Lord's fake: whether it be to the King as fupreme.

b 1 King. 11. 31. Thus faith the Lord God of Ifrael, Behold, Ito will rend the Kingdom out of the Hand of Solomon, and will give ten Tribes to thee. I King 16. 2. -I exalted thee out of the Duft, and made thee Prince over my People Ifrael Prov. 8. 15, 16. By me Kings Reign, and Princes De cree Juftice. By me Princes Rule, and Nobles, even all the Judges of the Earth. Ifa 45. J. Thus faith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whofe right Hand I have holden, to fubdue Nations before him :Dan. 2. 21. He changeth the Times 4. 1 King. 10. 9. -Because and the Seafons: He removeth 25 the Lord loved Ifrael for ever, Kings, and fetteth up Kings. Dan.therefore made he thee King to do 4.25. Till thou know that the judgment and juftice.


moft High ruleth in the Kingdom of 5. ft Ecclef. 8. 2. Í counfel Men, and giveth it to whomfoever thee to keep the King's Commandhe will. Hof. 13. 11. I gave thee 30ment, and that in regard of the a King in mine Anger, and took him away in my Wrath. 6.3. Power is given you


Oath of God.

Wifd. of the

1 1 Sam. 24. 5. David's Heart


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3. 2 Sam. 23.3. The God of Ifrael faid, the Rock of Ifrael fpaké to me, He that ruleth over Men must be just, ruling in the Fear_of God. Prov. 14. 35. The Kings Favour is towards a wife Servant : 15 but his Wrath is against him that caufeth Shame. Prov. 16. 13. Righteous Lips are the Delight of Kings and they love him that fpeaketh right.

dt Pet. 2. 14. -For the Punishment of Evil-doers, and for the Praife ofthem that do well.


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for this caufe pay you tribute alfo: for they are Gods minifters, attending continually upon this very thing. 7. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due, cuftom to whom cuftom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. 8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the law. 9. For this,' Thou shalt not commit adultery, m Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not " steal, Thou shalt not bear falfe witnefs, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this faying, namely, Thou fhalt love thy neighbour as thy felf. 10. Love worketh no ill to his ' neighbour therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. 11. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of fleep: for now is our falvation nearer than when we believed. 12. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore caft off the works of darknefs, and let us put on the armour of light. 13. E



fmote him, because he had cut off Saul's skirt. 1 Pet. 2. 19. This is thank worthy, if a Man for Confcience toward God endure Grief, fuffering wrongfully.

6. Mat. 22. 21. Render unto Cefar the things that are Cefars.7. Mar. 12. 17. † Luk. 20.

25. See on Mat. 22. 21. Gal. 5. 14.


Jam. 2. 8. See on Joh. 13. 34.


9. See on Mat. 5. 27.

in Gen. 4.



Jerufalem with innocent Blood) which the Lord would not pardon.

"See on Mar. 10. 19.

5° Lev. 19. 18. Mat. 22. 39. t Gal. 5. 14. † Jam. 2. 8. See on Joh. 13.34

11. P Ifa. 60. I. Arife, fhine, for thy Light is come, and the Glory 1 Tim. 1.5. 10 of the Lord is rifen upon thee.

† Cor. 15. 34. Awake to Righte-
oufnefs, and fin not-
+ Eph. 5.
14. Awake thou that fléepeft, and
arife from the Dead, and Chrift
fhall give thee Light. † Thef.5.5,
6. Ye are all the Children of the
Light, and the Children of the
Day: We are not cf the Night,
nor of Darkness. Therefore let us
not fleep as do others; but let us

watch and be fober.

ro. The Voice of

thy Brother's Blood erieth unto me
from the Ground.
Gen. 9. 6. 15
Whofo fbeddeth Man's Blood, by Man
fhall his Blood be shed: for in the
Image of God made hie Man. Exod.
20. 13. Thou shalt not kill. Re-

peated, Deut. 5. 17. Numb. 35.20
31, 33. Ye fhall take no Satisfaction
for the Life of a Murderer, which is
guilty of Death; but he fhall be
Surely put to death For Blood it
defileth the Land and the Land
cannot be cleanfed of the Blood
that is fed therein, but by the
Blood of him that shed it. 2 King.
24. 4 Alfa for the innocent Blood
that he [Manaffeh} shed, (for he filego




12. 9 Eph. 5. 11. Have no fellowship with fellowship with the unfruitful Works of Darknefs, but rather reprove them. Col. 3. 8. But now you alfo put off all thefe; Anger, Wrath, Malice, Blafphemy, filthy Communication out of your Mouth. Ifa. 59. 17. He put on Righteousness

Let us walk honeftly [Or decently] as in the day: not in" rioting and drunkennels, not in chambering and wantonnefs, not in ftrife and envying.



14. But put ftagger like a drunken Man. Efth. 1. 8. The Drinking was according to the Law, none did compel.- Prov. 20. i. Wine is a Mocker, ftrong Drink 5 is raging: and whofoever is de. ceived thereby is not wife: Prov. 23. 21, 29, 30, &c. The Drunkard and the Glutton fhall come to Poverty. Who hath wo? Who hath Sorrow? Who hath Contentions? Who hath Babling? Who hath wounds withour Caufe? Who hath rednefs of Eyes? They that tarry long at the Wine, they that go to feek mixt Wine. Ifa. 5 11, 22. Wo unto them that rife up early in the Morning, that they may follow trong Drink, that continue until Night, till Wine inflame them. Wo unto them that are mighty to drink Wine, and Men of Strength to mingle ftrong drink. Ifa. 28. 1, 7. Wo to the Crown of Pride, to the Drunkards of E phraim They alfo have erred through Wine, through ftrong Drink are out of the Way. Hof. II. Whoredom, and Wine, and new Wine, take away the Heart. Luk. 21. 34. Take heed to your felves, left at any time your Hearts be o vercharged with Surfeiting and Drunkennefs, and the Cares of this Life, and fo that Day come upon you unawares. Eph. 5. 18. Be not drunk with Wine, wherein is Excefs but be filled with the Spirit. Cor. 6. 1o. nor Drunkards fhall inherit the Kingdom of God.


b1Cor. 6 9.Know ye not that the Unrighteous fhall not inherit the Kingdom of God? Be not de ceived: neither Fornicators, nor dolaters, nor Adulterers, nor Effemi nate, nor Abufers of themfelves with Mankind.......


Jobs. 2. Wrath killeth the foolish Man, and envy ayeth the filly

teousness as a Breaft-plate, and an
Helmet of Salvation upon his
Head- 2 Cor. 6. 7. By the Word
of Truth, by the Power of God,
by the Armour of Righteousness.
2 Cor. 10. 4. The Weapons of our
Warfare are not carnal, but mighty
through God to the pulling down
of ftrong holds. † Eph. 6. 11, 13,
14, 16, 17. Put on the whole Ar-1
mour of God, that ye may be able
to ftand against the Wiles of the
Devil. Wherefore take unto you
the whole Armour of God, that ye may
be able to withstand in the evil-
Day, and having done all to ftand.
Stand therefore, having your Loins
girt about with Truth, and having
on the Breast plate of Righteoufness.
Above all, taking the Shield of
Faith, wherewith ye fhall be able
to quench all the fiery Darts of the
Wicked. And take the Helmet of
Salvation, and the Sword of the Spi-
rit, which is the Word of God. †125
Thef s. 8. Let us who are of the
Day be fober, putting on the Breaft-
plate of Faith and Love, and for an
Helmet, the Hope of Salvation.
2 Tim. 4 I
have fought a good,
fight, I have finifhed my Courte, I
have kept the Faith.


13. † Phil. 4. &. † 1 Thef. 4. See on Rom. 12. 17.


ut Pet. 4. 3. See on Luk.


21. 34.

a Deut. 21. 20, 21. This our Son is ftubborn and rebellious, he 'will not obey our Voice; he is a Glutton and a Drunkard And all the Men of his City fhall ftone him with Stones, that he die. 1 Sam. 29. 36. -Nabals Heart was merry within him, for he was very drunken. 1 King. 16. 9. [Elah's] Servant Zimri-confpired against him as he was in Tirzah, drinking himfelf drunk. Pial. Pial. 107. 27. They reel to and fro and


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put ye on the Lord Jefus Chrift, and make not pro vifion for the flesh, to fulfil the lufts theref

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IM that is weak in the faith receive you, but * not to doubtful difputations [Or, not to judge of his doubtful thoughts]. 2. For one believeth that he may eat


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filly one. Prov. 14. 30. A found Soul.
Heart is the Life of the Flefh; but
Envy is the Rottennefs of the
Bones. †Jam.3.14, 16. If ye have
bitter Envying and Strife in your
Hearts, glory not, and lie not a-
gainft the Truth. For where En-
ying and Strife is, there is Confu-
fion, and every evil Work. I Cor.
3.3. Whereas there is among 10
you Envying, and Strife, and Divi-
fions, are ye not carnal, and walk
as Men? Gal. 5. 19, 20, 21. The
Works of the Flefh are, -Hatred,
Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, 15
Seditions, Herefies, Envyings.-


14. Gal. 3. 27. As many of † d you as have been baptized into Chrift, have put on Chrift. Eph. 3. 24. Put on the new Man, which after 20 Weak God is created in Righteoufhefs and true Holinefs. 1 Joh. 2. 16. All that is in the World, the Luft of the Flesh, and the Luft of the Eyes, and the Pride of Life, is not of the Father, but is of the World.


1.a Mat. 12. 20. A bruised Reed fhall he not break, and fmoking Flax 5 fhall he not quench. Rom. 15. 1, 2. We then that are Strong, ought to bear the Infirmities of the Weak, and not to please our felves. Let every one pleafe his Neighbour for his Good to edification. †1 Cor. 8. 9. Take heed, left by any means this Liberty of yours become a ftumbling-block to them that are weak. ti Cor. 9. 19, 22. Though I be free from all Men, yet have I made my felf Servant unto all, that I might gain the more. To the Weak became I as weak, that I might gain the 1 Cor. 10. 24, 33. Let no Man feek his own, but every Man anothers Wealth. Even as I please all Men in all Things, not feek ing mine own Profit, but the Profit of many, that they may be faved. 1 Cor. 13. 5. [Charity] doth not behave it felf unfeemly, feeketh not her own 2 Cor: ti. 29, Who is weak, and I am not weak ? Gal. 6. 1, 2. Brethren, if a Man be overtaken in a Fault, ye which are fpiritual, reftore fuch an one in the Spirit of Meeknefs.- Bear ye one anothers Burdens, and fo fulfil the Law of Chrift. Phil. 2. 41 5. Look not every Man ‹ on his own things, but every Man alfo on the things of others. Let this Mind be in you, which was alfo in Chrift Jefus. i Thef. 5. 14. Support the Weak.


Prov. 23. 20. Be not amongst Wine bibbers; amongst riotous eaters of Flefh. Rom. 6. 12. Let not Sin therefore reign in your mortal 30Body, that ye fhould obey it in the Lufts thereof. Rom. 8. 1. There is therefore now no Condemnation to them which are in Chrift Jefus, who walk not after 35 the Flefb, but after the Spirit.

Gal. 5. 16. Walk in the Spirit, and ye fhall not fulfil the Luft of the Flesh. Pet. 2. 11. Dearly beloved, I beseech you as Strang-40 ers and Pilgrims, abstain from fefbly Lufts, which war against the`

all things another who is weak, eateth herbs. 3. Let not him that eateth, defpife him that eateth not: and let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth: for God hath received him. 4. Who art thou that judgest another mans fervant? to his own mafter he ftandeth or falleth: Yea, he fhall be holden up: for God is able to make him ftand. 5. One man efteemeth one day above an nother: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully perfwaded [Or, fully affured] in his own mind. 6. He that regardeth [Or, obferveth] the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks. 7. For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself. 8. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore or die, we are the Lords. 9. For


to this end Chrift both died and rofe, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living. 10. But why doft thou judge thy brother? or why doft thou fet at nought thy brother? for we fhall all ftand before the judgment-feat of Chrift. 11. For it is written, As I live,


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3. bf Col. 2. 16. Let no Man therefore judge you in Meat, or in Drink, or in refpect of an holy Day


4t Jam. 4. 12. See on Mat.


7.1 Cor. 6. 19, 20. † Gal.

7. I.



5. Gal.4.10. Ye obferve Days, and Months, and Times, and Years. Col. 2. 16. The Words under Ver. 3. 6. e † 1 Cor. 10. 31. Whether therefore ye Eat or Drink, or whatfoever ye do, do all to the Glory of God. Tim. 4.3. Which [Meats] God hath created to be 15 received with Thanksgiving, of them which believe and know the Truth.

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1 Acts 10. 42. He commanded us to preach unto the People, and to teftifie that it is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of Quick and Dead.


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See on

10. 2 Cor. 5. 10.


*.*Jude ver. 14, 15. See on Acts 1o. 42. II.. *Ifa. 45. 23. I have sworn by my Self, the Word is gone out roof my Mouth in Righteousness, and fhall not return, that unto me every knee fhall bow, and every Tongue fhall fwear. Joh. 5. 23. That all Men should honour the Son, even as they Honour the Father.† Phil. 2. 10, 11. That atthe Name of Jefus every knee fhould bow, of things in Heaven, and things in Earth, and things under the Earth;

2. 20. ti Thef. 5. 10. ti Pet. 20 And that every Tongue should

4. 2. See on Rom. 6. 11.


9 † 2 Cor. 5. 15. Rom. 6.11.

confefs that Jefus Chrift is Lord, to the Glory of God the Fathes. Rev.

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