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ET every soul be · subject unto the higher powers.

For there is no power but of God: the powers that be, are * ordained [Or, ordered] of God. 2. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, shall 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 a thou shalt have praise of the same:


For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doth evil. 5. Wherefore k ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for 8 conscience fake. o. For,

for 1. * t.Tit. 3. 1. Put them in Lord, and Sovereignty from the Mind to be subject to Principalities Highest. Ecclefiafticus 17. 17and Powers, to obey Magistrates, to In the Division of the Nations of be ready to every good Work. ti the whole Earth, be set a Ruler over Pets g. 13. Submit your felves to e- severy People ; but Ifrael is the very Ordinance of Man for the Lord's Portion. † Joh 19. i. Lord's sake : whether it be to the Thou could't have no Power at all King as supreme.

against me, except it were given i King. u. 31. Thus faith

thee from above: the Lord God of Israel, Behold, I 10 3. 2 Sam. 23. 3. The God of will rend the Kingdom out of the Israel said, the Rock of Israel spaké Hand of Solomon, and will give ten to me, He that ruleth over Men Tribes to thee. i King 16. 2. must be juft, ruling in the Fear of -I exalted thee nut of the Dust, Göd. Prov. 14.35. The Kings Fa. and made thee Prince over my Peo: voor is towards a wise Servont : ple Israel

Prov. 8. 15, 16. By's but his Wrath is against him that me Kings Reign, and Princes Dex causeth Shame. Prov. 16. 13. cree Justice. By me Princes Rule, Righteous Lips are the Delight of and Nobles, even all the Judges of Kings and they love him that the Earth. Isa 45. s. Thus faith 20 fpeaketh right. the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, t i Per. 2. 14. -For the pise whose right Hand I have holden, nishment of Evil-doers, and for the to subdue Nations before him :- Praise of them that do well. Dan. 2. 21. He changeth the Times 4.

i King. 10. 9. - Because and the Seasons: He removet h 25 the Lord loved Ifrael for ever, Kings, and setteth up Kings. Dan. therefore made he thee King to do 4.25. -Till thou know that the judgment and fuftice. most High ruleth in the Kingdom of 5. ff Ecclef. 8. 9. I counsel Men, and giveth it to whomsoever thee to keep the King's Commandhe will. Hof. 13. II. I


30 mert, and that in regard of the a King in 'mine Anger, and took Oath of God. him away in my Wrath. † Wisd. § 1 Sam. 24. 5. David's Heart 6.3. Power is given you of the




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pay you tribute also: for they are Gods minifters, attending continually upon this very thing, 7. · Render therefore to all their dues : tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. 8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that k loveth another, hath fulfilled the law. 9. For this,'Thou shalt not commit adultery, - Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not n steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt • love thy neighbour as thy self. 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 P awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. 12. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore 9 cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the " armour of light. 13. É

Let Smate him, because he had cut off led Jerusalem with innocent Saul's skirt. : 1 Pet. 2, 19. This Blood) which the Lord would not is thank worthy, if a Man for Con- pardon. science toward God endure Grief, 11 See on Mar. 10. 19. suffering wrongfully.

5 of Lev. 19. 18. † Mat. i 2. 6. h Mat. 22. 21.-Render unto 39. t Gal. 5. 14. Jam. 2. 8. Cefar the things that are Cesars. See on Joh. 13. 34.

7. † Mar. 12. 17. † Luk. 20. 11. P Ila. 60. I. Árise, shine, for 25. See on Mat. 22. 21.

thy Light is come, and the Glory 8. * † Gal. 5:14. f 1 Tim. 5.5. 10 of the Lord, is risen upon thee. * Jam. 2. 8. See on Joh. 13. 34. + 1 Cor. 15. 34. Awake to Righte9. 1 See on Mat. 5. 27.

ousness, and sin noc. † Eph. s. in Gen. 4. io., -The Voice of 14. Awake thou that fléepeft, and thy Brother's Blood crieth unto me arise from the Dead, and Christ from the Ground. Gen. 9. 6. 15 shall give thee Light. ti Thef.5.5, Whoso sheddeth Man's Blood, by Man 6. Ye are all the Children of the fall his Blood be shed: for in the Light, and the Children of the Image of God made lie Man. Exod. Day : We are not cf the Night, 20. 13. Thou shalt not kill. Re- nor of Darkness. Therefore let us peated, Deut. 5. 19. Numb. 35.20 not sleep as do others; but let us 31, 33. Ye shall take no Satisfaction watch and bę sober. for the Life of a Murderet, which is 12. ! f Eph. s. ir. Have to guilty of Death ; but he fhall be fellowship with

fellowship with the unfruitful Surely put to death For Blood it Works of Darkness, but rather redefileth the Land : and the Land 25 prove them. f Col. 3. 8. But now cannot be cleansed of the Blood you aļfo put off all these; Anger, that is shed therein, bae by thë Wrathi, Malice, Blasphemỹ, filthy Blood of him that shed it. King. Communication out of your Mouth. 24. i Alfo for the innocent Blood { lfa. 59. 1;. He put on Righthat he Manäfte h} thed; (for he file co!


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s Let us walk * honestly [Or decently] as in the day: not in rioting and a drunkernels, not in 5 chambering and

, wantonness, 10t in c ftrife and envying. 14. But

put 1ebufnefs as a Breaft-plate, and an stagger like a drinken Man. Étk. Helmet of Salvation upon

1. 8. The Drinking was according to Head - z Cor. 6. 7. By the Word the Løw, none did compel.- Prov. of Truth, by the Power of God, 20. i. Wine is a Mocker, strong Drink by the Armour of Righteousness. sis raging: and whosoever is de. 2 Cor. 10.4. The Weapons of our ceived thereby is not wise: Prov. Warfare are not carnal, but mighty 23. 21, 29, 30, bc. The Drunkard through God to the pulling down and the Glutton shall come to Po. of strong holds. Eph. 6. 1), 13, verty: Whio hath wo? Who 14, 16, 17. Put on the whole Ar- ia hath Sorrow? Who hath Conmour of God, that ye may be able tentions ? Who hath Babling? to ftand against the Wiles of the Who hath wounds without Cause? Devil. Wherefore take unto you

Who hath redness of Eyes? They the whole Armour of God, that ye may that tarry long at the Wine, they be able to withstand in the evil 15 that go to feek inixt Wine. Ifa. Day, and having done all to stand. s II, 22. Wo unto them that Stand therefore, having your Loins rise up early in the Morning, that girt about with Fruth, and having they may follow strong Drink, thar on the Breast. plate of Righteousness. continue until Night, till Wine in. Above all, taking the shield of flame them.' Wo unto them that Faith, where with ye thall be able are mighty to drink Wine, and Men to quench all the fiery Darts of the of Strength to mingle strong drink. Wicked. And take the Helmet of Ifa. 28. 1, 7. Wo co the Crown of Salvation, and the Sword of the Spia Pride, to the Drunkards of E.

, rit, which is the Word of God. fi phraim - They also have erred

25 Thes. 5. 8. Let us who are of the through Wine, through strong Drink Day be fober, putting on the Breaft- are out of the Way- Hor. 4. plate of Faith and Love, and for an 11. Whoredom, and Wine, and new Helmet, the Hope of Salvation. Wine, take away the Heart. Luk. 2 Tim. 4 7. I have fought a good 21.34. Take heed to your felves

, fight, I have finifhed my Courle, 13° left at any time your Hearts be o.

. have kept the Faith.

vercharged with Surfeiting and 13. s' t Phil. 4.8. † 1 Thef. 4. Drunkennefs, and the Cares of this I 2. See on Rom. 12. 17.

Life, and so that_Day come upon u t 1 Pet. 4. 30

See on Luk. you unawares. Eph. s. 18. Be not 21. 34.


drunk with Wine, wherein is Excess; a Deut. 21. 20; 21. This our bur be filled with the Spirit. Son is stubborn and rebellious, he Cor. 6. 10. - nor Drunkards shall will not obey our Voice; he is a inherit the Kingdom of God. Glutron and a Drunkard And all † Cor. 69.Know ye not that the Men of his City thall stone 4o the Unrighteous Thall not inherit him with Stones, that he die. the Kingdom of God ? Be not de , Sam. 29. 36. - Nabals Heart ceived: neither Fornicators, nor I was merry within him, for he was dolaters, nor Adulterers, nor Effemia very drunken.

i King. 16. 9. [E- nate, nor Abufers of themselves lah's] Servant Zimri-conspired 3- 45 with Mankind. gainst him as he was in Tirzah, © Job s. 2. Wrath killech the drinking himfelf drunk.- Plal. foolith Man, and entry fixyeth the 167. 27. They reel to and fro and




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filly oné. Prov. 14. 30. A found Soul. Heart is the Life of the Flesh; but

CHA P. XIV. Envy is the Rottenness of the I. Mat. 19. 20. A bruised Reed Bones. Jám.3.14, 16. If ye have shall he not break, and smoking Flax bitter Envying and Strife in your s shall he not quench. Rom. 15. 1, Hearts, glory not, and lie not a- 2. We then that are Strong, ought gainst the Truth. For where En- to bear the Infirmities of the Weak, vying and Strife is, there is Confu- and not to please our selves. Let fion, and every evil Work. Cor. every one please his Neighbour 3. 3. -Whereas there is among 10 for his Good to edification. fi Cor. you Envying, and Strife, and Divi. 8. 9. Take heed, left by any

lions, are ye not carnal, and walk means this Liberty of yours be-as Men? Gal. 5. 19, 20, 21. The come a stumbling-block to them

Works of the Flesh are, -Hatred, that are weak. ti Cor.9.19, 22. Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, 15 Though I be free from all Men, Seditions, Heresies, Envyings. yer have I made my self Servant


| Gal. 3. 27. As many of unto all, that I might gain the you as have been baptized into more. To the Weak became I as Christ, have put on Chrit. Eph. 3. weak, that

weak, that I might gain the 24. Put on the new Man, which after 20 Weak i Cor. 10. 24, 33. Let no God is created in Righteousness Man feek his own, but every and true Holiness. 1 Joh. 2. 16. Man anothers Wealth. Even as I All that is in the World, the Luft please all Men in all things, not feek, of the Flesh, and the Luft of the ing miné own Profit, but the ProEyes, and the Pride of Life, is net 25 fit of many, that they may be faof the Father, but is of the World. ved. Cor. 13. 5. [Charity) doth

1 e Proy. 23. 20. Be not amongft not behave it self unfeemly, seekWine bibbers ; amongt riotoks eaters Esb not her omn. of Flesh. Rom. 6. 12. Let not Sin Who is weak, and I am riot weak? therefore reign in your mortal 30 - Gal. 6. 1, 2. Brethren, if a Man Body, that ye Should ebey it in be overtaken in a Fault, ye which the Lufts thereof. Rom. 8. 1. are fpiritual, restore such ani one There is therefore now no Con- in the Spirit of Meekness. Bear demnation to them which are in ye one anothers Burdons, and fo fulChrist Jesus, who walk nor after 35 fil the Law of Christ. Phil. ż. 43 the Flesh, but after the Spirit. 5. Look not every Man on his own † Gal. 5. 16. Walk in the Spirit, things, but every Man also on the and ye fhall not fulfil the Luft of things of others. Ler this Mird be the Flesh. † 1 Pet. 2. 11. Dearly in you, which was alto in Chrif beloved, I beseech yoù as Strang- 40 Jesus. į Thef. s. 14. --Support ers and Pilgrims, abstain from the Weat. fefbly Lutts, which war against the

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all things: another who is weak, cateth herbs. 3. Let not him that eateth, despise 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 servant ? to his own mafter he standeth or falleth: Yea, he shall be holden up: for God is able to make him stand.


d One · man esteemeth one day above an n10ther : another esteemeth every day alike. man be * fully perswaded [Or, fully assured] in his own mind. 6. He that * regardeth [Or, observeth] 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 f 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 Christ both died and rose, and revived, that he might be 5 Lord both of the dead and living. 10. But why dost thou judge thy brother ? or why dost thou set at 110ught thy brother ? 'for we shall all i stand before the judgment-leat of Christ. 11. For it is written, * As I live,





Ver. 3.

3. bf Col. 2. 16. Let no Man h Acts 10. 42. He commanded therefore judge you in Meat, or in us to preach unto the People, and Drink, or in respect of an holy to testifie that it is he which was Day

ordained of God to be the Judge of ° t Jam. 4. 12. See on Mat. 5 Quick and Dead. 7. I.

10. i *.2 Cor. 9. 10. ::: Jude $. Gal.4.10. Ye observe Days, ver. 14, 15. See on Acts 10. 42. and Months, and Times, and Years. II., * Isa. 45. 23. I have fwork .:: Col. 2. 16. The Words under by my Self, the Word is gone out

so of my Mouth in Righteousness, 6. e : Cor. 10. 31. Whether and shall not return, that unto me therefore ye Eat or Drink, or what- every knee shall bow, and every foever ye do, do al to the Glory of Tongue shall twear. Joh. s. 23.

, God. 7 1. Tim. 4: 3.

Which That all Men should honour the Son, (Meats) God hath created to be 5 even as they Honour the Father. received with Thankfgiving, of † Phil. 2. 10, 11. That atthe Name them which believe and know the of Jesus every knee should bow, of Truthi

things in Heaven, and things in 7.ff. Cor. 6. 19, 20. | Gal. Earth, and things under the Earth; 2. 20. f Thef. 5.10. ti Pet. 20 And that every Tongue should 4. 2. See on Rom.6. II,

confefs that Jesus Christ is Lord, to 9 † 2 Cor. 5. 15.

See on the Glory of God the Father. Rom. 6.11.


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