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though the people of the earth be · On the seventh day thou shalt rest; gathered together against it.-Zechthat thine ox and thine ass may rest, xii. 3, &c.

and the son of thine handmaid, and -: Iwould not, brethren, that ye should the stranger may be refreshed.be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye Exod. xxiji. 12. xxxiv. 21. should be wise in your own conceits; Ye shall keep the sabbath therethat blindness in part is happened to fore; for it is holy unto you: every Israel, until the fulness of the Gen- one that defileth it shall surely be tiles be come in. And so all Israel put to death: for whosoever doeth shall be saved, as it is written, There any work therein, that soul shall be shall come out of Sion the deliverer, cut off from amongst his people, and and shall turn away ungodliness from he shall surely be put to death. Jacob: for this is my covenant unto Wherefore the children of Israel shall them when I shall take away their keep the sabbath, &c. it is a sign besins, &c. They are beloved for the tween me and the children of Israel fathers' sake.—Rom. xi. 25--28. for ever: for in six days the Lord

made heaven and earth.—Exod. xxxi. CHAP. LVI.

14-18. XXXV. 2.

Six days shall work be done, &c. OF THE SEVENTH, OR SABBATH DAY, ye shall kindle no fire throughout

IN THE OLD TESTAMENT, AND THE your habitations upon the sabbath LAWS ABOUT IT; AND OF ITS CHANGE day.--Exod. xxxv. 2. 3.

TO THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK. Six days shall work be done, but On the seventh day God ended his the seventh day is the sabbath of work which he had made ; and he rest : an holy convocation.-Levit. rested on the seventh day from all his xxiii. 3. work which he had made : and God They found a man that gathered blessed the seventh day, and sancti- sticks upon the sabbath day, &c. and fied it, because that in it he had rested the Lord said unto Moses, The man from all his work.--Gen. ii. 2, 3. shall surely be put to death, all the

To morrow is the rest of the holy congregation shall stone him with sabbath unto the Lord : bake that stones without the camp.-Numb.xv. which you will bake to day, &c. for 32–36. to morrow is the rest of the holy sab- And on the sabbath day two lambs, bath unto the Lord, &c. Six days &c. this is the burnt-offering of every ye shall gather it, but on the seventh sabbath, besides the continual burntday, which is the sabbath, in it there offering, and his drink-offering shall be none, &c. Abide ye every Numb. xxviii. 9, 10. man in his place; let no mau go out Keep the sabbath day to sanctify of his place on the seventh day. So it, &c. and remember that thou wast the people rested on the seventh day. a servant in the land of Egypt.-Exod. xvi. 23—30.

Deut. v. 12-15. Remember the sabbath day to keep If the people of the land bring it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, wares, or any victuals on the sabbath and do all thy work; but the seventh day to sell, we should not buy it on day is the sabbath of the Lord thy the sabbath.Neh. x. 31. Göd: in it thou shalt not do any Nehemiah contended with the nowork, thou nor thy son, &c. for in six bles of Judah, for profaning the sabdays the Lord made heaven, &c. and bath, and he caused the gates to be rested the seventh day; wherefore shut on the sabbath, to keep out merthe Lord blessed the sabbath day, and chandises, and threatened such who hallowed it.Exod.xx.8-11. Deut. brought them to sell on the sabbath v. 12- 14.

day.-Neh. xiii. 15—23.

If thou turn away thy foot from the fore the Son of man is Lord also of sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on the sabbath.-Mark ii. 27, 28. my holy day, and call the sabbath a very carly in the morning, the first delight, the holy of the Lord, honour• day of the week, they came unto the able, and shalt honour him, not doing sepulchre, at the rising of the sun, thine own ways, nor finding thine &c.-Mark xvi. 2, &c. Luke xxiv. owo pleasure, nor speaking thine own 1, &c. words; then, &c. I will cause thee Jesus, &c. as his custom was, went to ride upon the bigh places of the into the synagogue on the sabbath earth.--Isa. lviii. 13, 14.,

day, and stood up for to read; and Bear no burden on the sabbath day, there was delivered unto him the nor bring it in by the gates of Jeru- book of the prophet Isaiah.—Luke iv. salem : neither carry forth a burden 16. 31. out of your houses on the sabbath Ye on the sabbath day circumcise day, neither do ye any work ; but a man. If a man on the sabbath day hallow ye the sabbath day, &c.-- receive circumcision, that the law of Jer. xvii. 21, 22. 24. 27.

Moses should not be broken (or withI gave them my sabbaths, to be a out breaking the law): are ye angry sign between me and them, &c.— with me because I have made a man Ezek. xx. 12. 20, 21.

every whit whole on the sabbath day? Hear this, 0 ye that swallow up - John vii, 22, 23. the needy, &c. saying, When will the Then the same day, at evening, new moon be gone, that we may sell being the first day of the week, when corn? and the sabbath, that we may the doors were shut where the disciset forth wheat ? - Amos viii. 4, 5. ples were assembled, for fear of the

Jesus went on the sabbath day Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the through the corn, and his disciples midst, and saith to them, Peace, &c. were an hungered, and began to pluck And after eight days again (or in the ears of corn, and to eat. But eight days) his disciples were within, when the Pharisees saw it, they said &c. came Jesus, the doors being shut, to him, Behold, thy disciples do that and stood in the midst, and said, which is not lawful to do upon the Peace be unto you.-John xx, 19. 26. sabbath day. But he said unto them, Paul reasoned in the synagogue Haye ye not read what David did, every sabbath, and persuaded the when he was an hungered, &c. and Jews and the Greeks, &c.-Acts how that on the sabbath day the xviii. 4. priests in the temple profane the sab- Paul, &c. abode at Troas seven bath, and are blameless ? &c. If ye days : and upon the first day of the had known what this meaneth, I will week, when the disciples came togehave mercy, and not sacrifice, ye ther to break bread, Paul preached would not have condemned the guilt- unto them, ready to depart on the less. For the Son of man is Lord morrow, and continued his speech even of the sabbath day, &c. What until midnight, &c. when he, &c. had man shall there be among you, that broken bread, and eaten, and talked shall have one 'sheep, and if it shall a long while, even till break of day, fall into a .pit on the sabbath day, he departed.-Acts xx. 6-8. 11. will he not lay hold on it, and let it Upon the first day of the week, let out? Wherefore, it is lawful to do every one of you lay by him in store as well on the sabbath days.—Matt. God hath prospered him, that there xii. 1–13. Luke vi. 1, &c. xiii. 14 be no gatherings when I come16.

1 Cor. xvi. 2. The sabbath was made for man, · For he spake in a certain place of and not man for the sabbath : there. the seventh day on this wise; And God did rest the seventh day from all increaseth his substance, he shall gahis works, &c. If Jesus (or Joshua) ther it for him that will pity the poor. had given them rest, then would he -Prov. xxviii. 8. not afterward have spoken of ano. I have neither lent on usury, nor ther day; there remaineth therefore men have lent to me on usury, yet a rest (or a sabbath) to the people every one of them doth curse me. of God, &c.—Heb. iv. 4-9. • Jer. xv. 10.

I John, &c. was in the Spirit on If a man be just, &c. and hath not the Lord's day, &c.Rev. i. 9, 10. oppressed any, &c. hath given his

bread to the hungry, &c. hath not

given forth upon usury, nor taken inCHAP. LVII..

crease.-Ezek. xviii. 5. 7, 8. 12, 13. OF USURY.

Thou hast taken usury and in

crease, and thou hast greedily gained If thou lend money to any of my of thy neighbours by extortion. people that is poor by thee, thou Ezek. xxii. 12. shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. -Exod. xxii. 25.

CHAP. LVIII. And if thy brother be waxen poor,

poor, OF ENVY, WRATI, HATRED, MALICE, and fallen into decay with thee, then BITTERNESS, EMULATION, DISCONthou shalt relieve him, &c. Take

TENT, AND STRIFE. thou no usury of him, or increase : but fear thy God, that thy brother ABRAHAM said unto Lot, Let there be may live with thee. Thou shalt not no strife, I pray thee, between me give him thy money upon usury, nor and thee, and between my herdsmen lend him thy victuals for increase.- and thy herdsmen, for we be breLevit. xxv. 35-37.

thren, &c. If thou wilt take the left Thou shalt not lend upon usury to hand, then I will go to the right; if thy brother ; usury of money, usury thou depart to the right, then I will of victuals, usury of any thing that is go to the left.-Gen. xiii. 8, 9. . lent upon usury. Unto a stranger When Rachel saw that she bare thou mayest lend upon usury, but Jacob no children, Rachel envied her unto thy brother thou shalt not sister, and said unto Jacob, &c. lend upon usury, &c.--Deut. xxiii. Gen. xxx. 1, 2. 19, 20.

When Joseph's brethren saw that When the Jews were low, and their father loved him more than all borrowed money of each other to buy his brethren, they hated him, and corn, and for necessary uses, and could not speak peaceably unto him, took mortgages of their lands, and &c. they hated him yet the more for sold their sons and daughters each to his dreams, &c. his brethren envied other for it : then Nehemiah rebuked him: but his father observed the saythem for this usury, and further tells ing. They conspired to slay him.them, That he and his brethren might Gen. xxxvii, 4. 8. 11. 18. exact of them money and corn, and Thou shalt not hate thy brother in prays them to leave off this usury. thy heart, &c. Thou shalt not avenge, -Neh. v.

nor bear any grudge against the chilLord, who shall abide in thy ta- dren of thy people.-Levit. xix. 17, 18., bernacle ? &c. He that putteth not When Eldad and Medad had proout his money to usury, nor taketh phesied in the camp, Joshua desired reward against the innocent.-Ps. xv. Moses to forbid them: Moses said 1, 5.

unto him, Enviest thou for my sake ? He that by usury and unjust gain Would God that all the Lord's peo

ple were prophets Numb. xi. 27 but be thou in the fear of the Lord all -29.

the day long.-Prov. xxiii. 17. When the women in their song had Be not thou envious against evil ascribed to Saul his thousands, and men, neither desire to be with them. to David his ten thousands, Saul was Fret not thyself because of evil men, very wrath, and said, &c. What can neither be thou envious at the wicked. he have more but the kingdom? And -Prov. xxiv. 1. 19. Saul eyed David from that day forward, Wrath is cruel, and anger is outra&c. became his enemy continually, geous; but who is able to stand beand would have killed him.-1 Sam. fore envy (or jealousy) --- Prov. xviii. 6-11. xix. 1.

xxvii. 4. · Ahab so sorely discontented and The forcing of wrath bringeth forth displeased with Naboth, that he would strife.- Prov. xxx. 33. not eat bread, &c. and that because I considered all travail, and every he could not have the vineyard. - right work, that for this a man is en1 Kings xxi. 1-4.

. . vied of his neighbour.—Eccles. iv. 4. Haman went forth joyful, and with Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they a glad heart; but when Haman saw will not see : but they shall see and Mordecai in the king's gate, that he be ashamed for their envy at (or tostood not up, nor moved for him, he ward) thy people : yea, the fire of was full of indignation against Mor- thine enemies shall devour them. decai, &c. And having told his friends Isa, xxvi. 11. of his glory, &c. vet (said he) all this Therefore as I live, saith the Lord availeth me nothing, so long as I God, I will even do according to thine see Mordecai the Jew sitting in the anger, and according to thine envy, king's gate.—Esth. v. 9—13. which thou hast used out of thy ba

Fret not thyself because of evil- tred against them (or to them).doers, neither be thou envious against Ezek. xxxv. 11. the workers of iniquity: for they shall Pilate said to the Jews, Whom will soon be cut down, &c. fret not thy- ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, self because of him who prospereth in or Jesus, which is called Christ ; for his way, because of the man who he knew that for envy they had delibringeth wicked devices to pass, &c. vered him.-Matt. xxvii, 17, 18. Fret not thyself in any wise to do John had said unto Herod, It is not evil.-Ps. xxxvii. 1, 2.7–9. lawful for thee to have thy brother's

As for me, my feet were almost wife : therefore Herodias had a quargone, &c. for I was envious at the rel (or an inward grudge) against foolish, when I saw the prosperity of him, and would have killed him.the wicked.-Ps. Ixxiii. 2-4. Mark vi. 18, 19. 24.

They envied Moses also in the The patriarchs moved with envy, camp, and Aaron the saint of the sold Joseph into Egypt.--Acts yii. 9. Lord.-Ps. cvi. 16.

And when the Jews saw the multiStrive not with a man without tudes, they were filled with envy, and cause; if he hath done thee no harm: spoke against those things which were envy thou not the oppressor (or man spoken by Paul, contradicting and of violence), and choose none of his blaspheming.-Acts xiii. 45. ways.-Prov. iii. 30–32.

Being filled with all, &c. maliciousHatred stirreth up strifes.-Prov. ness, full of envy, murder, &c. x. 12.

Rom. i. 29. Better is a dinner of herbs where If by any means I may provoke to love is, than a stalled ox, and hatred emulation them which are my fesb, therewith.-Prov. xv. 17.

and might save some of them.-Rom. Let not thine heart envy signers, xi. 14. Plan desde

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Let us walk honestly as in the day, ness with contentment is great gain. not in rioting, &c. not in strife and -1 Tim. vi. 4-6. Titus iii. 9. envying, &c.-Rom. xiii. 13.

For we ourselves also were someIt hath been declared unto me, &c. times foolish, &e. living in malice and that there are contentions among you. envy, hateful, and hating one another. -1 Cor. i. ll.

-Titus iii. 3. i Ye are yet carnal : for whereas Be content with such things as ye there is among you envyings, and have ; for he hath said, I will never strife, and divisions (or factions), are leave thee, nor forsake thee.—Heb. ye not carnal? - 1 Cor. iii. 3.

xiii. 5. Charity envieth not.-- 1 Cor. xiii. 4. Let every man be swift to liear,

In malice be ye children, but in slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the understanding be men. --1 Cor. wrath of man worketh not the rightexiv. 20.

ousness of God.-James i. 19, 20. The sorrow of the world worketh The tongue is a little member, &c. death.—2 Cor. vii. 10.

a fire ; a world of iniquity, &c. setI fear, lest when I come among teth on fire the course of nature, &c. you, I shall not find you such as I an unruly evil, full of deadly poison, would, &c. lest there be debates, en- &c. Who is a wise man, and endued vyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, with knowledge amongst you ? Let whisperings, swellings, tumults, &c. him shew out of a good conversation -2 Cor. xii. 20.

his works, with meekness of wisdom : · Now the works of the flesh are, &c. but if ye have bitter envying and hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife in your hearts, glory not, &c. strife, seditions, envies, murders, &c. This wisdom descendeth not from Let us not be desirous of vain glory, above, but is earthly, sensual (or naprovoking one another, envying one tural), devilish: for where envy and another.Gal. v. 19–21. 26. strife is, there is confusion (or tu

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and mults, or unquietness), and every evil anger, and clamour, and evil speak- work.-James iii. 5, 6. 8. 13–16. ing, be put away from you, with all Grudge not (or grieve not) one malice.--Eph. iv. 31.

against another, brethren, lest ye be Some indeed preach Christ even condemned.—James v. 9. out of envy and strife, &c. Of con- Wherefore, laying aside all malice, tention, not sincerely, supposing to &c. and envyings, and all evil speakadd affliction to my bonds.-Phil. i. ings, &c.—1 Pet. ii. 1. 15, 16.

Whosoever hateth his brother, is a Let nothing be done through strife murderer; and ye know that no muror vain glory; but in lowliness of derer hath eternal life abiding in him. mind let each esteem other better -1 John iii. 15. than themselves.-Phil. ii. 3.

If any man say, I love God, and · Let your moderation be known unto hateth his brother, he is a liar : for all men: the Lord is at hand, &c. I he that loveth not his brother whom have learned, in whatsoever state I he hath seen, how can he love God am, therewith to be content.-Phil. whom he hath not seen ?-1 Johniv, 20. iv. 11. But now you also put off all these,

CHAP. LIX. anger, wrath, malice, &c. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter OP MURDER AND TAKING AWAY THE against them.-Col. iii. 8. 19.

LIFE OF MAN. Doting about questions and strifes BECAUSE God accepted of Abel's of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, offering, and had not respect unto railings, evil surmisings, &c. Godli- Cain and his offering, Cain rose up

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