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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. iv. 4–6. Titus iii. 9. envying, &c.—Rom. xiii. 13.
For we ourselves also were someIt hath been declared unto me, &c. times foolish, &c. living in malice and that there are contentions among you. envy, hateful, and hating one another. - Cor. i. 11.
-Titus iii. 3. 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. üïi. 3.
xiii. 5. Charity envieth not.-1 Cor. xiii. 4. Let every man be swift to hear,
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. setteth I fear, lest when I come among on fire the course of nature, &c. an you, I shall not find you such as I unruly evil, full of deadly poison, &c. would, &c. lest there be debates, en- Who is a wise man, and endued with vyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, knowledge amongst you? Let him whisperings, swellings, tumults, &c. shew out of a good conversation his -2 Cor. xii. 20.
works, with meekness of wisdom: but Now the works of the flesh are, &c. if ye have bitter envying and strife in hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, your hearts, glory not, &c. This wisstrife, seditions, envies, murders, &c. dom descendeth not from above, but Let us not be desirous of vain glory, is earthly, sensual (or unnatural), deprovoking one another, envying one vilish: for where envy and strife is, another.-Gal. v. 19–21. 26. there is confusion (or tumults, or un
Let all bitterness, and wrath, and quietness), and every evil work.anger, and clamour, and evil speak- James iii. 5, 6. 8. 13—16. ing, be put away from you, with all Grude 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 ïïi. 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 OF MURDER AND TAKING AWAY against them.-Col. iii. 8. 19.
THE 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
against his brother Abel, and slew throwing a stone, &c. or with an hand him. And the Lord said, &c. What weapon of wood, wherewith he may bast thou done ? the voice of thy bro- die, and he die, he is a murderer: the ther's blood crieth unto me from the murderer shall surely be put to death, ground. And now art thou cursed &c. If he thrust him of hatred, or from the earth, which hath opened hurl at him by laying of wait, that he her mouth to receive thy brother's die; or in emnity smite him with his blood from thy hand, &c. And La- hand, that he die, he that smote him mech said unto his wives, &c. I have shall surely be put to death, for he is slain a man to my wounding, and a a murderer, &c. But if he thrust him young man to my hurt. If Cain shall suddenly without enmity, or have cast be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech upon him any thing without lying in seventy and sevenfold. - Gen, iv. 4 wait, or with any stone where with a -6. 8. 10, 11. 23, 24.
man may die, seeing him not, and Your blood of your lives will I re- cast it upon him that he die, and was quire, at the hand of every beast will not his enemy, neither sought his I require it; and at the hand of man, harm; then the congregation sball at the hand of every man's brother judge, and deliver the slayer out of will I require the life of man. Whoso the hand of the avenger of blood, &c. sheddeth man's blood, by man shall The murderer shall be put to death his blood be shed: for in the image by the mouth of witnesses; but one of God made he man.-Gen. ix. 5, 6. witness shall not testify against any
Because Jacob had gotten his fa- person to cause him to die. Morether's blessing, Esau hated him. And over, ye shall take no satisfaction for Esau said in his heart, The days of the life of a murderer, but he shall be mourning for my father are at hand, surely put to death, &c. So ye shall then will I slay my brother Jacob.- not pollute the land wherein ye are; Gen. xxvii. 41.
for blood, it defileth the land, and the Joseph's brethren hated him, and land cannot be cleansed of the blood conspired against him to slay him.- that is shed therein (or there can be Gen. xxxvii. 4. 11. 18.
no expiation for the land), but by the Simeon and Levi are brethren ; in- blood of him that shed it.-Numb. struments of cruelty are in their habi- xxxv. 16, &c. Deut. xix. 4—6.10–13. tations. O my soul, come not thou into Exod. xxi. 12–15. their secret, &c. For in their anger When David had met with Saul(who they slew a man, and in their self-will, was pursuing his life) upon an advan&c. cursed be their anger, for it was tage in the cave, and might have slain fierce; and their wrath for it was him, and was moved thereto; yet he cruel.-Gen. xlix. 5-7. xxxiv, 25, &c. refused, and said, The Lord avenge
Thou shalt not kill.--Exod. xx. 13. me; but mine hand shall not be upon
He that smiteth a man, so that he thee.-1 Sam. xxiv. 12. 13. xxvi. 9-11. die, he shall be surely put to death, David's murder of Uriah, and judg. &c. If a man come presumptuously ments from God on David's house for upon his neighbour to slay him with it.—2 Sam. xi. xii. guile, thou shalt take him from mine The murdering of Naboth threataltar, that he may die. — Exod. xxi. ened and punished upon Ahab's house. 12-14. Levit. xxiv. 17.
-1 Kings xxi. xxii. 38. If a thief be found breaking up, and Surely at the commandment of the be smitten that he die, there shall no Lord came this upon Judah, to reblood be shed for him, &c.—Exod. move them out of his sight, for the xxii. 2, 3.
sins of Manasseh, &c. and for the inIf he smite him with an instrument nocent blood that he shed; for he of iron, so that he die, &c. or with filled Jerusalem with innocent blood,
which the Lord would not pardon. The works of the Aesh are, envy2 Kings xxiv. 3, 4.
ings, murders, &c. of the which I tell The murderer, rising with the you before, as I have also told you in light, killeth the poor and needy, and time past, that they which do such in the night is as a thief.—Job xxiv. things shall not inherit the kingdom 14. Ps. x. 4. 8.
of God.-Gal. v. 19. 21. Deliver me from blood-guiltiness, Love one another: not as Cain, O God, thou God of my salvation.— who was of that wicked one, and slew Ps. li. 14. 2 Sam, xi.
his brother: and wherefore slew he They sleep not except they have him? because his own works were done some mischief: and their sleep evil, and his brother's righteous, &c. is taken away, unless they cause some Whosoever hateth his brother is a to fall.-Prov. iv. 16, 17.
murderer; and ye know, that no God hates him whose hands shed murderer hath eternal life abiding in innocent blood.-Prov. vi. 16, 17. him.-1 John iïi. 11, 12, 15.
Will ye steal, murder, &c. and Such who were dreadfully plagued, come and stand before me in this yet repented not of their murders, house, which is called by my name ? &c.-Rev. ix. 21. -Jer. vii. 9, 10.
All murderers, &c. shall have their By swearing, and lying, and killing, part in the lake which burneth with and stealing and committing adultery, fire and brimstone; which is the sethey break out, and blood toucheth cond death.-Rev. xxi. 8. blood: therefore shall the land mourn, Without are dogs, &c. murderers, and every one that dwelleth therein &c.—Rev. xxii. 15. shall languish.-Hosea iv. 2, 3. The mariners, when they were to
CHAP. LX. cast out Jonah into the sea, prayed to God, That they might not perish
OF ADULTERIES. for his life, and that God would not ABRAHAM and Jacob, by the consent lay innocent blood to their charge.- of their wives, went in unto their Jonah i. 14.
maidens, and had children by them. The chief priests and elders impli- Gen. xvi. 1, &c. xxx. 1, &c. citly acknowledged their guilt of mur. Abimelech, king of Gerar, sent and dering Christ: for that, when Judas took Sarah, Abraham's wife; but had agreed with them for thirty pieces God came to Abimelech in a dream of silver to betray him, and being by night, and said to him, Behold, struck with remorse for his execrable thou art but a dead man for the wovillany, and bringing back the money, man which thou hast taken, for she is said, I have betrayed innocent blood; a man's wife: but Abimelech had not when they said, What is that to us? come near her, &c. He said, In the see thou to that. Then they afterward innocency of my hands have I done said, It is not lawful to put those this : and God said unto him in a pieces of silver into the treasury, be- dream, Yea, I know, &c. therefore cause it is the price of blood.-Matt. suffered I thee not to touch her; now xxvii. 3–6.
therefore, restore the man his wife, Out of the heart proceed evil &c. if not, know that thou shalt surethoughts, murders, &c.—Matt. xv. 19. ly die.—Gen, xx. 2–7.
You are of your father the devil, &c. Abimelech saw Isaac sporting with he was a murderer from the begin- Rebecca his wife, and Abimelech callning.-- John viii. 44.
ed Isaac, and said, Behold, of a sureThe barbarians thought that ven- ty she is thy wife; and how saidest geance would not suffer a murderer thou, she is my sister ? &c. What is to live.--Acts xxviii. 3, 4.
this thou hast done unto us? One of the people might lightly have lain neighbour's wife, whosoever toucheth with thy wife, and thou shouldest her shall not be innocent, &c. Whoso have brought guiltiness upon us. And committeth adultery with a woman. Abimelech charged all his people, lacketh understanding; he that doeth saying, He that toucheth this man or it, destroyeth his own soul; a wound his wife, shall surely be put to death. and dishonour shall he get, and his -Gen. xxvi. 8--11.
reproach shall not be wiped away. Reuben went and lay with Bilhah For jealousy is the rage of a man, his father's concubine.-Gen. xxxv. therefore he will not spare in the day 22. xlix. 3, 4.
of vengeance.-Prov. vi. 26-29.32-35. When Potiphar's wife tempted Jo See the flattering and enticing seph to have lain with her, he answer- words and language of an adulterous ed her, My master, &c. hath not kept woman, whereby she deceived a foolback any thing from me but thee, be- ish man.-Prov. vii. 7-21. cause thou art his wife; how then can Such is the way of an adulterous I do this great wickedness, and sin woman, she eateth and wipeth her against God? and it came to pass, as mouth, and saith, I have done no she spake to Joseph day by day, that wickedness.-Prov. xxx, 20. he hearkened not to her to lie by her, Will ye, &c. commit adultery, &c. or to be with her, &c. she caught him and stand in this house before me? by his garment, saying, Lie with me; &c.—Jer. vii. 9, 10. and he left his garment in her hand, Because they have committed viland Aed and gat him out.-Gen. Jany in Israel, and have committed xxxix. 7-13.
adultery with their neighbour's wives, Thou shalt not commit adultery.- &c. I know, and am a witness, saith Exod. xx. 14.
the Lord.--Jer. xxix. 23. The man that committeth adultery How shall I pardon thee for this? with another man's wife; even he that &c. When I had fed them to the full, committeth adultery with his neigh- they then committed adultery, and asbour's wife, the adulterer and adul- sembled themselves by troops in the teress shall surely be put to death. harlots' houses. They were as fed Levit. xx. 10. xviii. 20. 22. horses in the morning: every one
David's adultery with the wife of neighed after his neighbour's wife. Uriah, and God's great displeasure Shall I not visit for these things, saith against him for it.--2 Sam. xi. xii. the Lord: and shall not my soul be
The eye also of the adulterer wait- avenged of such a nation as this?eth for the twilight, saying, No eye Jer. v. 7-9. . shall see me; and disguiseth his face. I have seen thy adulteries and thy -Job xxiv. 15.
neighings, the lewdness of thy whoreIf my heart have been deceived by dom, and thine abominations on the a woman, or if I have laid wait at my hills, in the fields : woe unto thee, O neighbour's door ; let my wife grind Jerusalem, wilt thou not be made unto another, and let others bow down clean? -Jer. xiii. 27. upon her: for this is a heinous crime, The Lord hath a controversy with &c. It is a fire that consumeth to the inhabitants of the land, because, destruction, and would root out allmy &c. by swearing, &c. committing of increase.—Job xxxi. 9—12. adultery, they break out, &c. there
By means of a whorish woman, a fore shall the land mourn,&c.—Hosea man is brought to a piece of bread, iv. 1-3. and the adulteress will hunt for the Whosoever shall put away his wife, precious life. Can a man take fire in except it be for fornication, and shall his bosom, and his clothes not be marry another, committeth adultery, burnt? &c. so he that goeth in to his and whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth commit adultery.--Matt. by means of a whorish woman, a man xix. 9. Mark x. 9-12. 19.
is brought to a piece of bread.-Prov. Let not the wife depart from her vi. 24-26. husband; but, and if she depart, let I discerned, &c. a young man void her remain unmarried, or be recon- of understanding, &c. and there met ciled to her husband; and let not the him a woman with the attire of an husband put away his wife.-1 Cor. harlot, &c. so she caught him and vii. 10, 11.
kissed him, and with an impudent Be not deceived, neither fornica- face and much flattering words, &c. tors, &c. nor adulterers, nor effemi- forced him, and he went after her nate, nor abusers of themselves with straightway, as an ox goeth to the mankind, &c. shall inherit the king- slaughter. -Prov. vii. 7. 10. 13. 21, dom of God.-Cor. vi. 9, 10. 22. ix. 13-15.
The works of the flesh are mani. The mouth of a strange woman is fest, which are these, adultery, forni- a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the cation, uncleanness, &c. I tell you, Lord shall fall therein.-Prov. xxii. that they which do such things, shall 14. xxiii. 27, 28. Eccles. vii. 26. not inherit the kingdom of God. Give not thy strength unto women, Gal. v. 19-21. Eph. v. 5, 6. Col. nor thy ways to that which destroyeth iii. 5, 6.
kings.-Prov. xxxi. 3. Out of the heart proceed evil Out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, &c. adulteries, &c.—Matt. thoughts, &c. fornications, &c. these kv. 19.
are the things which defile a man. Whosoever looketh on a woman to Matt. xv. 19, 20. Just after her, hath committed adul. God gave them over to a reprobate tery with her already in his heart.-mind, &c. being filled with all unMatt. v. 28.
righteousness, fornication, &c.-Rom. Jesus said unto the woman taken in i. 28, 29. adultery, Neither do I condemn thee: Let us walk honestly as in the day, go, and sin no more.-John viii. 11. not in chambering and wantonness,
Let us walk honestly as in the day, &c.-Rom. xiii. 13. not in chambering and wantonness, Know ye not that ye are the tem&c.—Rom. xii. 13.
ple of God? &c. If any map defile the Whoremongers and adulterers God temple of God, him shall God destroy. will judge.--Heb. xiii. 4.
- 1 Cor. iii. 16, 17. vi. 19, 20. Their eyes are full of adultery, that It is reported commonly, that there cannot cease from sin.-2 Pet. ii. 14. is fornication among you, &c. I wrote
unto you not to company with forniCHAP. LXI.
cators, &c. If any man that is called OF FORNICATION AND LAS
a brother, be a fornicator, with such
an one, no pot to eat.-1 Cor.v.1.9.11. CIVIOUSNESS.
Know ye not that the unrighteous The lips of a strange woman drop as shall not inherit the kingdom of God? an honeycomb, and her mouth is be not deceived, neither fornicators, smoother than oil: but ber end is &c. now the body is not for fornicabitter as wormwood, &c. remove thy tion, but for the Lord, &c. your bodies way far from her, and come not nigh are the members of Christ: shall I the door of her house; lest, &c. thou then take the members of Christ, and mourn at the last, when thy flesh and make them the members of an harlot? and thy body are consumed.-Prov. God forbid: what? know ye not that v. 3, 4. 8. 11.
he which is joined to an harlot is one Keep thee from the evil woman, body? &c. fee fornication: every sin and lust not after her beauty, &c. for that a man doeth is without the body,