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me children, or else I die. And A virtuous woman is a crown to Jacob's anger was kindled against her husband; but she that maketh Rachel ; and he said, Am I in God's ashamed, is as rottenness in his bones. stead? who hath withheld from thee -Prov. xii. 4. xviii. 22. the fruit of the womb ?-Gen. xxx. The contentions of a wife are a 1, 2. 1 Sam. i. 5.

continual dropping, &c. A prudent Zipporah the wife of Moses said to wife is from the Lord.—Prov. xix. him, A bloody husband art thou to 13, 14. me.—Exod. iv, 25, 26.

It is better to dwell in the wilderMoses sanctified the people, &c. ness, than with a contentious and an and he said unto the people, Be ready angry woman.-Prov. xxi. 19. against the third day: come not at Who can find a virtuous woman? your wives, &c.—Exod xix. 14, 15. for her price is far above rubies.

None of you shall approach unto The heart of her husband doth safely any that is near of kin to him (or trust in her, so that he shall have no remainder of his flesh) to uncover need of spoil. She will do him good, their nakedness : I am the Lord. and not evil, all the days of her life. The nakedness of thy father or thy She seeketh wool and flax, and mother, &c. - Levit. xviii. 6–19. worketh willingly with her hands, &c. Matt. xiv. 3, 4.

--Prov. xxxi. 10, &c. xiv. 1. Neither shalt thou make marriages Whosoever shall put away his wife, with them, &c.—Deut. vii. 3, 4. saving for the cause of fornication,

The woman shall not wear that causeth her to commit adultery: and which pertaineth unto a man; nei- whosoever shall marry her that is ther shall a man put on a woman's divorced, committeth adultery. garment: for all that do so, are abo- Matt. v. 32. xix. 9. mination unto the Lord thy God: The Pharisees said, Is it lawful for Deut. xxii. 5.

a man to put away his wife for every Hannah wept and did not eat. cause? And he answered and said Then said Elkanah her husband to unto them, Have ye not read, that he her, Hannah, why weepest thou ? and which made them at the beginning, why eatest thou not ? and why is thy made them male and female ? &c. heart grieved ? am not I better to wherefore they are no more twain, thee than ten sons ? So Hannah but one flesh. What therefore God arose, &c.- Sam. i. 8, 9.

bath joined together, let not man put Saul sent messengers to David's asunder, &c. Moses, because of the house, to watch him, and slay hiin in hardness of your hearts, suffered you the morning. And Michal, David's to put away your wives ; but from wife, told him, &c. And let him the beginning it was not so. If, &c. down through a window; and he it is good not to marry, &c. but all went and fled, and escaped.—1 Sam. men cannot receive it, &c. he that is, xix. 11, &c. She afterwards despised able, let him receive it.Matt. xix. him.-1 Chron. xv. 29.

3-12. Israel's sin in taking strange wives. The woman which hath an husand their sorrow and reformation.- band, is bound by the law to her Ezra ix. x.

husband so long as he liveth: but if Job's wife said unto him, Dost the husband be dead, she is loosed thou still retain thine integrity? from the law of her husband. So curse God and die. But he said then, if while her husband liveth, unto her, Thou speakest as one of she be married to another man, she the foolish women speaketh. What! shall be called an adulteress : but if shall we receive good ? &c.-Job. ii. her husband be dead, &c.Rom. vii. 9, 10.. 1 Kings xi. 1. 4. xxi. 25. 2, 3.

• It is good for a man not to touch a for as the woman is of the man, even woman : nevertheless, to avoid for- so is the man also by the woman, &c. nication, let every man have his own 1 Cor. xi. 3. 8, 9, 11, 12. wife, and let every woman have ber Let your women keep silence in own husband. Let the husband ren- the churches : for it is not permitted der unto the wife due benevolence : unto them to speak, but to be under and likewise also the wife unto the obedience, as also saith the lawy. husband. The wife hath not power And if they will learn any thing, let of her own body, but the husband: them ask their husbands at home : and likewise also the husband hath for it is a shame for women to speak not power of his own body, but the in the church.-- 1 Cor. xiv. 34, 35. wife. Defraud ye not one the other, Be ye not unequally yoked togeexcept it be with consent for a time; ther with unbelievers ; for what felthat ye may give yourselves to fast- lowship hath righteousness with uning and prayer, and come together righteousness, &c.—2 Cor. vi. 14-16. again, that Satan tempt you not for Dent. vii. 3, 4. 1 Kings xi. 1-4. your incontinency, &c. I say there- xxi. 25. fore to the unmarried and widows, It Wives, submit yourselves unto is good for them, if they abide, even your own husbands, as unto the Lord : as I. But if they cannot contain, let for the husband is head of the wife, them marry: for it is better to marry &c. therefore as the church is subject than to burn. And unto the married, to Christ, so let the wives be to their I command, yet not I, but the Lord; own husbands in every thing. HusLet not the wife depart from her bands, love your wives, even as Christ husband : but, and if she depart, let also loved the church, &c. So ought her remain unmarried, &c. Let not men to love their wives, as their own the husband put away his wife, &c. bodies : he that loveth his wife, And if any brother hath a wife that loveth himself: for no man ever yet believeth not, and she be pleased to hated his own flesh, &c. Let every dwell with him; let him not put her one of you in particular so love his away, &c. for the unbelieving hus- wife, even as himself : and the wife band is sanctified by the wife, &c. see that she reverence her husband. else were your children unclean ; but -Eph. v. 22-25. 28. 33. now are they holy, &c. For what Wives, submit yourselves unto your knowest thou, O wife! whether thou own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. shalt save thy husband ? &c. The time Husbands, love your wives, and be is short ; it remains, that both they not bitter against them.-Col. iii. that have wives be as though they 18, 19. had none, &c. An unmarried life In like manner also, that women commended. -1 Cor. vii. 1-16. 29. adorn themselves in modest apparel, 32, &c.

&c. Let the woman learn in silence • Have we not power to lead about with all subjection : but I suffer not a sister, a wife, as well as other a woman to teach, or usurp authority apostles, and as the brethren of the over the man, but to be in silence. Lord, and Cephas - 1 Cor. ix. 5. For Adam was first formed, then Eve : . The head of the woman is the man, and Adam was not deceived, &c.— &c. The man is not of the woman, Tim. ii. 9- 14. but the woman of the man ; neither I will, therefore, that the younger was the man created for the woman, women marry, bear children, guide but the woman for the inan, &c. the house, give none occasion to the Nevertheless, neither is the man adversary to speak reproachfully:-without the woman, neither is the 1 Tim. v. 14. woman without the man in the Lord: The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh kindred, and take a wife unto my son holiness, &c. that they may teach the Isaac, &c.—Gen. xxiv. 3, 4. xxviii. 1, young women to be sober, to love 2. 7-9. their husbands, &c. to be discreet, Isaac, when he was old, called his chaste, keepers at home, good, obe- son Esau, that he might bless him dient to their own husbands, that the before he died, &c. Rebekah said, &c. word of God be not blasphemed. If Jacob take a wife of the daughters Titus ii. 3—5.

of Heth, &c. what good shall my life Marriage is honourable in all, and do me Gen. xxvii. 1-5. 46. xxvi. the bed undefiled: but whoremongers 34, 35. and adulterers, God will juge.- Esau took wives of Ishmael's family, Heb. xiii. 4.

on purpose because the daughters of Wives be in subjection to your own Canaan pleased not his father and husbands, that if any obey not the mother. -Gen. xxviii. 7-9. word, &c. Holy women adorned them. When Esau saw the women and selves, being in subjection to their the children with Jacob, he asked own husbands, even as Sarah obeyed him, Who are those with thee? and Abraham, calling him lord, &c. Like- he said, The children which God hath wise ye husbands, dwell with them graciously given thy servant.-Gen. according to knowledge ; giving xxxiii. 4,5. Ps. cxxviii. 1.3, &c. , honour unto the wife, as unto the Rachel said to her father, Let it weaker vessel, and as being heirs to- not displease my lord, that I cannot gether of the grace of life, that your rise up before thee, &c.-Gen. xxxi.35. prayers be not hindered. -- 1 Pet. Israel loved Joseph more than all ii. 147.

his children, because he was the son

of his old age ; and he made him a Sect. 11. Parents to their Children, coat of many colours, &c. therefore

and Children to their Parents. his brethren hated him, and could not Children acknowledged to be from speak peaceably unto him, &c. When God, as a desirable thing; and bar- Jacob supposed him to be dead, he renness a reproach.-Gen. iv. 1. 25. rent his clothes, and put sackcloth xv. 2,3. xvi. 2. xxv.21. xxx. 1, 2.23. upon his loins, &c. refused to be 1 Sam. i. 5, 6. 10,11. Luke i. 24, 25. comforted; and he said, For I will

Noah being uncovered within his go down into the grave unto my son · tent, Ham saw it, and told his bre- mourning : thus his father wept for

thren without: who took a garment him.-Gen. xxvii. 3, 4. 33–35. xlii. and laid it upon both their shoulders, 36. 38. and went backward, and covered the Simeon and Levi destroyed the nakedness of their father. And Noah Shechemites: their father Jacob rearising, from the relation afterwards buked them : they justified it.-Gen. blessed them, and cursed their bro- xxxiv. 25, 26. 30, 31. ther who told them.-Gen. ix. 20–27. When Jacob was told that Joseph

Abraham shall surely become a was yet alive, his heart fainted, for he great and mighty nation, &c. For I believed them not, &c. afterwards the know him, that he will command his spirit of Jacob revived, and he said, children and his household after him: I will go and see him before I die.and they shall keep the way of the Gen. xlv. 26–28. Lord, to do justice and judgment. Joseph met his father, and fell on: Gen. xviii. 18, 19.

his neck, and wept on his neck a good Thou shalt not take a wife unto my while ; and Israel said unto Joseph, son of the daughters of the Canaan- Now let me die, since I have seen thy ites, amongst whom I dwell: but thou face.-Gen. xlvi. 29, 30. 1. 1. shalt go unto my country, and to my When Joseph brought his sons

unto his father Israel, Joseph bowed him, &c. and all the men of his city himself to the earth. Gen. xlviii. shall stone him, &c.-Deut. xxi. 15-21. 9412.

Cursed be he that setteth light by... The sons of Israel did unto him his father or his mother. Deut., according as he commanded them : xxvii. 16.

f , 1.1 . og en for, &c.—Gen. 1. 12, 13:

· Gather, &c. men, women, and chilThat thou mayest tell in the ears dren, &c. that they may hear, &c. of thy son, and of thy son's son, what that they may learn and fear the Lord, things. I have wrought in Egypt, and &c.—Deut. xxxi. 12. my signs, &c. that ye may know that Set your hearts unto all the words, I am the Lord.—Exod. x. 2. &c. which ye shall command your

When thy son shall ask, What children to observe, to do all the means the offering of the first-born ? words of this law.-Deut. xxxii. 46. &c. Thou shalt say unto him, By When your children shall ask their strength of hand the Lord brought fathers in time to come, saying, What us out of Egypt, &c. and slew all the mean these stones? Then ye shall let first-born. -- Exod. xiii. 14, 15. xii. your children know, saying, Israel 25–27.

came over this Jordan on dry land : Honour thy father and thy mother, for the Lord your God dried up the that thy days may be long upon the waters.-Josh. iv. 20—23. Deut. iv. land, &c.-Exod. xx. 12.

9, 10. vi. 20, 21. Moses went out to meet his father- Ruth's great love to her motherin-law, and did obeisance, and kissed in-law recorded.Ruth i, 15–17. him; and they asked each other of Eli was very old, and heard all that their welfare.- Exod. xviii. 7. his sons did unto all Israel : and

He that smiteth his father or his how they lay with the women, &c. mother, shall be surely put to death, and he said unto them, Why do you &c. He that curseth (or revileth) his such things ? for I hear of your evil father or his mother, shall surely be dealings by all this people : nay, my put to death. - Exod. xxi. 15. 17. sons, for it is no good report that I Levit. xx. 9.

hear, &c. If a man sin against the Ye shall fear every man his mother Lord, who shall intreat for him? and his father : I am the Lord. 1 Sam. ii. 22–25. Levit. xix. 3.

I will perform against Eli all things · I will make them to hear my words, which I have spoken, &c. for the ini&c. and that they may teach their quity which he knoweth ; because children, &c.-Deut. iv. 10.. his sons made themselves vile, and he

These words which I command restrained them not (or frowned not thee this day, shall be in thine heart : upon them).-1 Sam. iii, 11-14. and thou shalt teach them diligently Bathsheba, king Solomon's mother, (or whet, or sharpen) unto thy chil- went unto him: he rose up to meet dren: and shall talk of them, &c. her, and bowed himself unto her, and Thou shalt say unto thy son, We were caused a seat to be set for her on his servants, &c.—-Deut. vi. 6, 7. 21. right hand.—1 Kings ii. 19. xi. 18, 19.

David prays for his son Solomon, A man may not disinherit his first- and instructs him to keep the law. born son. If a man have a stubborn 1 Chron. xxii. 11-13. 2 Chron. and rebellious son, which will not ii. 1, &c. obey the voice of his father, or the Job offered burnt-offerings for his voice of his mother, and that, when sons continually : for Job said, It they have chastened him, will not may be that my sons have sinned, &c. hearken unto them : then shall his job i. 5. father and his mother lay hold on . I will utter dark sayings of old,

which we have heard and known, and son, and he shall give thee rest, &c.; such as our fathers have told us : we --Prov. xxix. 15. 17. will not hide them from their chil- The eye that mocketh at his father, dren, shewing to the generation to and despiseth to obey his mother, come the praises of the Lord, &c. that the ravens of the valley shall pick it the generation to come might know. out, and the young eagles shall eat it. them, even the children which should - Prov. xxx. 17. be born; who should arise and de- The sons of Jonadab commended clare them to their children, that by God himself for their obedience to they might set their hope in God, their father's commands, and reand not forget the works of God, &c. warded.—Jer. xxxv. 5–10. 16. 19. -Ps. lxxvii. 2-8.

Leave thy fatherless children, I Lo, children are an heritage of the will preserye them alive.-Jer. xlix. Il. Lord : and the fruit of the womb is In thee have they set light by father his reward : happy is the man that and mother.—Ezek. xxii. 7. '. hath his quiver full of them.-Ps. A son honoureth his father.-Mal. cxxvii. 3-5. cxxviii. 3. Gen. iv. i. 6. 1. 25. xv. 2, 3. xxv. 21. xxx. 22–24. He shall turn the heart of the 1 Sam. i. 5, 6. 10, 11. Luke i. 24,25. fathers to the children, and the heart

. My son, hear the instruction of thy of the children to their fathers. - father, and forsake not the law of thy. Mal. iv. 6. mother.-Proy, i. 8. iv. 1, &c. vi. 20. I am come to set a man at variance

A wise son maketh a glad father : against his father, &c. He that loveth but a foolish son is the heaviness of father or mother more than me, is not his mother. Proy.x. 1. xvii. 25. i worthy of me: and he that loveth son

A good man leaveth an inheritance or daughter more than me, is not to his childrens' children, &c. He worthy of me.--Matt. x. 35. 37. " that spareth his rod, hateth his son : - God commanded, saying, Honour but he that loveth him, chasteneth thy father and thy mother : and, He him betimes.- Prov. xiii. 22. 24. that curseth father or mother, let him

Chasten thy son while there is die the death. But ye say; &c. hope, and let not thy soul spare for Matt. xv. 4–6. his crying. Prov. xix. 18. 1, Jesus went down with his parents,

Whoso curseth his father or his &c. and was subject unto them. mother, his lamp shall be put out in Luke i. 51. obscure darkness.—Prov. xx. 20. For the children ought not to lay

Train up a child in the way he up for the parents, but the parents should go, and when he is old he will for the children.—2 Cor. xii. 14. ' not de part from it. Foolishness is · Children, obey your parents in the bound in the heart of a child : but Lord; for this is right : honour thy the rod of correction shall drive it father, &c. And ye, fathers, provoke far from him.-Prov. xxii. 6. 15. not your children to wrath ; but bring

Withhold not correction from a them up in the nurture and admonichild : for if thou beat him with the tion of the Lord. Eph. vi. 1-4. rod, he shall not die ; thou shalt beat Children, obey your parents in all him with the rod, and shalt deliver things ; for this is well pleasing unto his soul from hell.--Prov. xxiii. 13, 14. the Lord : fathers, provoke not your

Whoso robbeth his father or his children, lest they be discouraged. mother, and saith it is no, transgres. Col. iii, 20, 21. sion, the same is the companion of a One that ruleth well his own house, destroyer.—Prov. xxviii. 24.

having his children in subjection with · The rod and reproof give wisdom: all gravity. -1 Tim. iii, 4. , , but a child left to himself bringethi If any widow have children', &c. let his mother to shame. Correct thy them learn to shew piety at home,

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