one of another w; and usurping pre-eminence one over another *

Q.-133. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment, the more to enforce it?

A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, in these words, That thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee ", is an express promise of long life and prosperity, as far as it shall serve for God's glory and their own good, to all such as keep this commandment

Q. 134. Which is the sixth commandment ?
A. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill a.

Q. 135. What are the duties required in the sixth commandment? A: The duties required in the sixth commandment are,

all careful studies, and lawful endeavours, to preserve the life of ourselves and others', by resisting all thoughts and pur

poses, w Numb. xii. 2. And they said, may be prolonged, and that it may Hath the Lord indeed spoken only go well with thee in the land which by Moses ? hath he not spoken also

the Lord thy God giveth thee. by us? And the Lord heard it. Esth.

1 Kings viji. 25. Therefore now, vi, 12. And Mordecai came again to

Lord God of Israel, keep with thy the king's gate : but Haman hasted

servant David my father that thou to his house, mourning, and having promisedst hin, saying, There shall his head covered. Ver. 13. And Ha not fail thee a man in my sight to sit man told Zeresh his wife, and all his on the throne of Israel; so that thy friends, every thing that had befallen children take heed to their way, that him. Then said his wise men, and

they walk before me, as thou hast Zeresh his wife, unto him, If Morde

walked before me. Eph. vi. 2. Hocai be of the seed of the Jews, before

nour thy father and thy mother, whoni thou hast begun to fall, thou (which is the first commandment shalt not prevail against him, but

with promise,) Ver. 3. That it may shalt surely fall before him. X 3 John. Ver. 9. I wrote unto the

be well with thee, and thou mayest

live long on the earth., church : but Diotrephes, who loveth

134. & Exod. xx. 13. to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not.

135. b Eph. v. 28. So ought men

Luke xxii. 24. And there was also a strife anong

to love their wives as their own them, which of them should be ac

bodies: he that loveth his wife lov

eth himself. 133. Y Exod. xx. 12.

ever yet hated his own flesh; but. 2 Deut. v. 16. Honour thy father

nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as

the Lord the church. and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days

1 Kings xviii. 4. For it was 50, when Jezebel cut off the prophets

Ver. 29. For no man

counted the greatest,


. poses “, subduing all passions, and avoiding all pecasions', temptations, and practices, which tend to the unjust taking away the life of any h; by just defence thereof against..



of the Lord, that Obadiah took an e Eph. iv, 26. Be ye angry, and sin hundred prophets, and hid them by not: let not the sun go down upon fifty in a cave, and fed them with your wrath: Ver. 27. Neither give bread and water.

place to the devil. d Jer. xxvi. 15. But know


f 2 Sam. ii. 22. And Abner said certain, that if ye put me to death, again to Asahel, Turn thee aside from ye shall surely bring innocent blood following me: wherefore should I upon yourselves, and upon this city, smite thee to the ground ? Deut. and upon the inhabitants thereof: for xxii. 8. When thou buildest a new of a truth the Lord hath sent me un

house, then thou shalt make a batele. to you, to speak all these words in ment for thy roof, that thou bring your ears. Ver. 16. Then said the not blood upon thine house, if any princes, and all the people, unto the

man fall from thence. priests, and to the prophets, This 8 Mat. iv. 6. And saith unto him, man is not worthy to die: for he hath If thou be the Son of God, cast thyspoken to us in the name of the Lord self down :-Ver. 7. Jesus said unto our God. Acts xxiii. 12. And when

him, It is written again, Thou shalt it was day, certain of the Jews band not tempt the Lord thy God. Prov. ed together, and bound themselves i. 10. My son, if sinners entice thee, under a curse, saying, That they

consent thou not. Ver. 11. If they would neither eat nor drink till they

say, Come with us, let us lay wait had killed Paul.

Ver. 16. And for blood, let us lurk privily for the when Paul's sister's son heard of their innocent without cause : Ver. 15. lying in wait, he went and entered

My son, walk not thou in the way into the castle, and told Paul. Ver.

with them; refrain thy foot from 17. Then Paul called one of the cen.

their path. Ver. 16. For their feet turions unto him, and said, Bring

run to evil, and make haste to shed this

young man unto the chief cap blood. tain: for he hath a certain thing to

h 1 Sam. xxiv. 12. The Lord tell him, Ver. 21. But do not thou

judge between me and thee, and the yield unto them: for there lie in

Lord avenge me of thee; but mine wait for him of them more than

hand shall not be upon thee. 1 Sam. forty men, which have bound them xxvi. 9. And David said to Abishai, selves with an oath, that they will

Destroy him not: for who can stretch neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready,

forth his hand against the Lord's

anointed, and be guiltless ? Ver. 10. looking for a promise from thee.

David said furthermore, As the Lord Ver. 27. This man was taken of the

liveth, the Lord shall smite him, or Jews, and should have been killed

his day shall come to die, or he shall of them : then came I with an

descend into battle and perish. Ver. army, and rescued him, having

11. The Lord forbid that I should understood that he was a Roman.

stretch forth mine hand against the


violence , patient bearing of the hand of God'k, quietness of mind', cheerfulness of spirit"; a sober use of meat",


Lord's anointed. Gen. xxxvi. 21. thren, the prophets, who have spoAnd Reuben heard it, and he deli. ken in the name of the Lord, for an vered him out of their hands, and example of suffering affliction, and of said, Let us not kill him. Ver. 22. patience. Ver. il. Behold, we And Reuben said unto them, Shed no,

count them happy, which endure. blood, but cast him into this pit that Ye have heard of the patience of is in the wilderness, and lay no hand Job, and have seen the end of the upon him : that he might rid him out Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, of their hands, to deliver him to his and of tender mercy. Heb. xii

. 9. father again.

Furthermore, we have had fathers of. i Psal. Ixxxii. 4. Deliver the poor

our flesh which corrected us, and and needy; rid them out of the hand

we gave them reverence : shall we of the wicked. Prov. xxiv. 11. If

not much rather be in subjecthou forbear to deliver them that are

tion unto the Father of spirits, and drawn unto death, and those that are live? ready to be slain : Ver. 12. If thou 11 Thess. iv. 11. And that ye. sayest, Behold, we knew it not : doth study to be quiet, and to do your. not he that pondereth the heart con

own business, and to work with your sider it? and he that keepeth thy

own hands, as we commanded you. soul, doth not he know it? and shall 1 Pet. iii. 3. Whose adorning, let it not he render to every man accord

not be that outward adorning-Ver. ing to his works? i Sam. xiv. 45.

4. But let it be the hidden man of And the people said unto Saul, the heart,

that which is not cor. Shall

Jonathan die, who hath ruptible, even the ornament of a wrought this great salvation in Israel ? God forbid : as the Lord li sight of God of great price

. Psal


meek and quiet spirit, which is in the veth, there shall not one hair of his xxxvii. 8. Cease from anger, and forhead fall to the ground: for he

sake wrath: fret not thyself in any hath wrought with God this day.

wise to do evil. Ver. 9. For evil. So the people rescued Jonathan, that

doers shall be cut off: but those that he died not. k James v. 7. Be patient therefore,

wait upon the Lord, they shall in

herit the earth. Ver. 10. For yet a. brethren, unto the coming of the

little while, and the wicked shall not Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth-for the precious fruit of the

be: yea, thou shalt diligently.consiearth, and hath long patience for it,

der his place, and it shall not be. until he receive the early and latter

Ver. 11. But the meek. shall inherit rain. Ver. 8. Be ye also patient;

the earth; and shall delight theme

selves in the abundance of stablish your hearts: for the co

m Prov. xvii. 22. A merry heart ming of the Lord draweth nigh. doeth good like a medicine ; but 2 Ver. 9. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the Judge standeth before found honey? eat


broken spirit drieth the bones.

16. Hast thou so much as is

n Prov.


, lest thout


drink •, physick P, sleep 9, labour', and recreations $; by charitable thoughts “, love", compassion", meekness, gentleness, kindness *; peaceable », mild and courteous speeches


and he shall recover.


eth his beloved sleep.

flled therewith, and vomit it. life in his hand, and slew the PhiVer. 27. It is not good to eat much listine, and the Lord wrought a honey:

great salvation for all Israel : thou ° 1 Tini. v. 23. Drink no longer sawest it, and didst rejoice; wherewater, bur use a little wine for thy fore then wilt thou sin against innostomach's sake, and thine often in cent blood, to slay David without a firmities.

cause ? 1 Sam. xxii. 13. And Saul said P Isa. xxxviii. 21. For Isaiah had unto him, Why have ye conspired said, Let them take a lump of figs, against me, thou and the son of Jesse, and lay it for a plaster upon the boil, in that thou hast given him bread,

and a sword, Ver. 14. Then Ahi. 9 Psal. cxxvii. 2. It is vain for you

melech answered the king, and said, to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat And who is so faithful among all thy the bread of Sorrows; for so he giv

as David, which is the

king's son-in-law, and goeth at thy Eccl v. 12. The sleep of a la- bidding, and is honourable in thine bouring man is sweet, whether he house? eat little or much: but the abun

u Rom. xiii. 10. Love worketh dance of the rich will not suffer him

no ill to his neighbour : thereto sleep. 2 Thess. iii. 10. For even

fore love is the fulfilling of the when we were with you, this we

law. commanded you, That if

w Luke X.

33. But a certain not work, neither should he eat.

Samaritan, as he journeyed, came Ver. 12. Now them that are such

where he was: and when he saw We command, and exhort by our

him, he had compassion on him, Lord Jesus Christ, that with

Ver. 34. And went to him, and quietness they work, and eat their bound

up his wounds, pouring in vil own bread.

Prov. xvi. 26. He and wine, and set him on his own that laboureth, laboureth for him beast, and brought him to an inn, self; for his niouth craveth it of

and took care of him.

* Col. iii. 12. Put on therefore, as s Eccl. iii. 4. A time to weep, and

the elect of God, holy and beloved, a time to laugh: a time to mourn,

buwels of mercies, kindness, hunbleand a time to dance. Ver. ll. He

ness of mind, meekness, long-suffer. hath made every thing beautiful in

ing ; Ver. 13. Forbearing one an. his time: also he hath set the world

other, and forgiving one another, if

any man have a quarrel against any : tl Sam. xix. 4. And Jonathan

even as Christ forgave you, so also spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let

y James iii. 17. But the wisdom not the king sin against his ser

that is from above is first pure, Fant,--Ver. 3. For he did put his then peaceable, gentle, and easy

any would


in their heart,

do ye.

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gift before the altar, and go thy judge righteously, and plead the

and behaviour? ; forbearance, readiness to be reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil * ; comforting and succouring the distressed, and protecting and defending the innocent b.

Q. 136. What are the sins forbidden in the sixth commandment? A. The sins forbidden in the sixth commandment are,


taking to be entreated, full of mercy and

brother, and then come and offer good fruits, without partiality, and

thy gift. Eph. iv. 2. With all lowliwithout hypocrisy,

ness and ineekness, with long-suffer2 1 Pet. iii. 8. Finally, be ye all of ing, forbearing one another in love. one mind, having compassion one of Ver. 32. And be ye kind one to ananother, love as brethren, be pitiful,

other, tender-hearted, forgiving one be courteous: Ver. 9. Not rendering another, even as God for Christ's evil for evil, or railing for railing ;

sake hath forgiven you. Rom. xii, but contrariwise, blessing : knowing

17. Reconiperise to ro mian evil for that ye are thereunto called, that ye

evid,- Ver. 20. Therefore if thine should inherit a blessing. Ver. 10.

enemy hunger, feed him; if he For he that will love life, and see

thirst, give him drink : for in so damn good days, let him refrain his tongue ing thou shalt heap coals of fire on from evil, and his lips that they his head. Ver. 21. Be not overo speak no guile. Ver. 11. Let him eschew evil, and do good: let him

come of evil, but overcome evil with

good. seek peace, and ensue it. Prov. xv. 1.

bi Thess. y. 14. Now we exhort A soft answer turneth away wrath :

you, brethren, warn them that are but grievous words stir up anger.

unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, Judges viii, 1. And the men of Eph. raim said unto him, Why hast thou

support the weak, be patient toward

all men. served us thus, that thou calledst us ļot when thou wentest to fight with

seen any perish for want of clothing, the Midianites? And they did chide

or any poor without covering : Ver.

20. If his loins have not blessed me, with him sharply. Ver. 2. And he

and if he were not warmed with the said unto them, What have I done

fleece of my sheep. Mat. xxv. 35, now in comparison of you? Is not the gleaning of the grapes of Ephraim

For I was an hungered, and ye gave better than the vintage of Abiezer ?

me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave Ver. 3. God hath delivered into your

me drink : I was a stranger, and ye hands the princes of Midian, Oreb

took me in : Ver. 36. Naked, and ye


clothed me: I was sick, and and Zeeb; and what was I able to do in comparison of you? Then their

ed me : I was in prison, and ye came anger was abated toward him when

mouth for the dumb in the cause of he had said that. a Mat. V. 24. Leave there thy

all such as are appointed to destruc

tion. way; first be reconciled to thy

cause of the poor and needy.

Job xxxi. 19. If I have


unto me.

Prov. xxxi. 8. Open thy

Ver. 9. Open thy mouth,

136. C Acts

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