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that "ruleth, with diligence ; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness.
9 Let' love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil ; cleave to that which is good.
10 : Be kindly affectionate one to another with brotherly love;“ in honour preferring one another;
in the love of the brethren. A. V.
Acts, xx. 28 : Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the Church of God, which he bath
purchased with his own blood. 1 Thes. v. 12: We heseech
you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you. I Tim. v. 17: Let the elders which rule well be counted worthy of double honour, especially they who labour in the word and doctrine. HEB. xjii. 17, 24: Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves. Salute all them that have the rule over you. 1 PET. v. 2: Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind.
w2 Cor. ix. 7: God loveth a cheerful giver.
Ps. xxxiv. 14 : Depart from evil, and do good. do. xxxvi. 4: He deviseth mischief upon his bed; he setteth himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil. do. xxxvii. 27 : Depart from evil, and do good ; and dwell for evermore. do. xcvii. 10 : Ye that love the LORD, hate evil. do. ci. 3: I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes : I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me. do. cxix. 128 : I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Pro. viii. 13 : The fear of the LORD is to hate evil : pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouths, do I hate. Isa. i. 16, 17: Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes ; cease to do evil ; learn to do well. Amos, v. 14, 15; Seek good, and not evil, that ye may live. Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate. 1 Pet. ji. 10, 11: He that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak na guile : let him eschew evil, and do good. 3 JOHN, IT: Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good.
z See on JOHN, xiii. 34, 35.
* Ecclus. iii. 18 : The greater thou art, the more humble thyself, and thou shalt find favour before the Lord. MAT. xx. 26 : Whosoever will be great among you, let him be your
11 "Not slothful in business ; efervent in spirit; serving the Lord ;
12 • Rejoicing in hope ; 'patient in tribulation ; 6 continuing instant in prayer; minister. LUKE, xiv. 10: When thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room. Rom. xiii. 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. Eph. v. 21 : Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Phi. ii. 3: Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory i but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Col. iii. 12: Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering. 1 Pet. ii. 17: Honour all men. do. v. 5: Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility.
• Eccles. ix. 10: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. Acts, xx. 34, 35: Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me. I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. c See on Acts, xviii. 25.
Heb. xii. 28 : Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.
e Luke, x. 20 : In this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. Rom. v. 2: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. do. xv. 13: Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.' 2 Cor. xiii. 11 : Be of good comfort. Phil. iii. 1: Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. do. iv. 4: Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. 1 Thes. v. 16 : Rejoice evermore. Heb. ji. 6 : Whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end. 1 Pet. iv. 13 : But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.
Job, ii. 10: What? shall we receive good at the hand of
and shall we not receive evil? LUKE, xxi. 19 : In your
13 Distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality. patience possess ye your souls. Rom. ii. 7: To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life. do. v. 3,4: Knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience, and experience, hope. 1 Tim. vi. 11 : But thou, O man of God, Hee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Heb. x. 36: For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. do. xii. 1 : Let us run with patience the race that is set before us. James, i. 3, 4: Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. do. v. 7; Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain. 1 PET. ii. 19, 20: For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye
do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.
8 Acts, ii. 42: And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
do. xi. 5: Peter therefore was kept in prison : but prayer was made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him. See on LUKE, xviii. I.
b Ps. xli. 1: Blessed is he that considereth the poor : the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble. Heb. vi. 10: For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. do. xiii. 16. But to do good and to communicate forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased. 1 John, iii. 17: But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him? See on Acts, xi. 29.
Gen.xviii.3,4: [Abraham) said, my Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant. Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree. do. xix. 2 : [Lot] said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I
your servant's house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet. Acts, xvi. 15 : (Lydia) besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. 1T, J. 2: A Bishop then must be blameless--given to hospital. Tit. i. 8 : A lover of hospitality. Heb. xiii. 2: Be not for:
14 « Bless them which persecute you : bless, and curse not.
15 'Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
16 Be of the same mind one toward another. * Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. •Be not wise in
• Be not wise in your own conceits.
17 P Recompense to no man evil for evil. 4 Provide things honesto in the sight of all men.
'be entirely united. Dud. s be contented with mean things. A. V. 9 things honourable. Whit. ful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 1 Pet.iv.9: Use hospitality one to another without grudging. * See on MAT. v. 44.
Ecclus. vii. 34 : Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn. Mat. xxv. 35, 36: I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me : I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye
came unto me. Luke, i. 58: Her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 1 Cor. xii. 26: Whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it. Gal. vi. 2: Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. Heb. xiii. 3 : Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
m See on John, xvii. 11.
n Ps. cxxxi. 1 : LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Jer. xlv. 5: Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek them not. See on ver.
3. p See on Mat. v. 39.
9 Rom. xiv. 16: Let not then your good be evil spoken of. 2 Cor. viii. 21 : Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men. Phi. iv. 8: Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honestthink on these things. 1 Thes, iv. 12 : That ye may walk hons 'tly toward them that are without. Tit.ji. 8: Sound
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18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, r live peaceably with all men.
19 Dearly beloved, savenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, * Vengeance is mine ; I will repay,'' saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : 'for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
trary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 1 Pet. ii. 12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles. do. ii. 16 : Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
See on MARK, ix. 50. Ver. 17. See on Mat. v. 39. + Deut. xxxii. 35 : To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense. Ps. xciv. 1:0 LORD God, to whom vengeance belongeth ; O God, to whom vengeance belongeth, show thyself. Ezek. xxv. 12, 13: Thus saith the Lord God; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeancé, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them ; therefore thus saith the Lord God; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom. Nah. i. 2: God is jealous, and the Lord revengeth ; the Lord revengeth, and is furious; the Lord will take vengeance on his adversaries, and he reserveth wrath for his enemies. Heb. x. 30: We know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord.
u Exod. xxiii. 4,5: If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. Pro. xxv. 21, 22: If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink : for thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee. Mat. v. 44: But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persécute you.
VISAM. xxiv. 16, 17: Saul said, Is this thy voice, my son David ? And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. And he said to David, Thou art more righteous than I : for thou hast r