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• If any Man speak in an unknown Tongue, let one interpret; but if there be no Interpreter, let him keep Silence in the Church; and let him Speak to himself and to God.

? Let your Women keep Silence in the Churches; for it is not permitted unto them to speak.

4 When ye come together in the Church, take Cure that there be no Divifions among you ; left you should coine together, not for the better, but for the worse. For if any Man seem to be contentious, we have no such Custom, neither the Churches of God.

Holiness becometh thine House, O Lord, for ever.

• Thus spake the Lord, saying, I will be sanctified in them that come nigh me; and before all the People I will be glorified. Ye shall reverence my Sanctuary.

i Unto the Wicked God faith, What hast thou to do to declare my Statutes ? or that thou shouldst take my Covenant into thy Mouth ? And who hath required this at thy Hand, to tread my Courts, feeing thou hatest Instruction, and castest my Words behind thee?

u Will ye steal, murder, and commit Adultery, and swear falsely, and come and stand before me in this House, which is called by my Name? Is this House, which is called by my Name, become a Den of Robbers in your Eyes ? faith the Lord.

* Make not my Father's House, (Jaith our Saviour) a House of Merchandize.

P i Cor. 14. 34.

9 1 Cor. 11. • 1 Cor. 14. 27, 28. s Pral. 93. 5.

s Lev. 10. 3. 18, 17, 16.

Lev. 19. 30. * Pfal. 5o. 16.

Jra. 1. 12
Plal. 50. 17

a Jer. 7. 9, 10, ♡ John 2. 16.


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Why is the House of God forsaken? y There shall be Mockers in the last Times, which shall walk after their own ungodly Lufts; these be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

2 Lord, I have loved the Habitation of thy House, and the Place where thine Honour dwelleth. And I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the House of the Lord.

a How amiable are thy Tabernacles, O Lord of Hosts ! A Day in thy Courts is better than a thousand.

1 Where two or three are gathered together (faith Chrift) in my Name, there am I in the midst of them.

* Neh. 13. 11. y Jude 18. 19.

2 Pfal. 26. 8. 122. 1. à Pfal. 84. 1, 10.

b Mat. 18. 20.




Concerning the DUTY of MEN toward



• BE kindly affe&ioned one to another, with

brotherly Love. Love as Brethren. For this is the Message that ye heard from the Beginning, that we should love one another.

• Ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. And this Commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God, love his Brother also.

. If a Man fay, I love God, and hateth his Brother, he is a Liar: For he that loveth not his Brother, whom he hath feen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen?

d If God so loved us, that he sent his Son to be the Propitiation for our Sins, we ought also to love one another.

• This is my Commandment, (Jaith our Saviour) that ye love one another, as I have loved you.


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a Rom. 12. 10. 1 Pet. 3. 8. 1 John 3: 11.

bi Theff. 4. 9. 1 John 4. 21. ci John 4. 20. di John 4. 11, TO, II. • John 15. 12.


And by this shall all Men know that ye are my Disciples, if ye have Love one to another.

f Owe no Man any Thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the Law. For this, thou shalt not commit Adultery ; thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal ; thou shalt not bear false Witness; thou fhalt not covet. And if there be any other Command. ment, it is briefly comprehended in this Saying; namely, Thou shalt love thy Neighbour as thyself.

& Love worketh no Ill to his Neighbour ; therefore Love is the fulfilling of the Law. The End of the Commandinent is Charity ; out of a pure Heart, and of a good Conscience, and of Faith unfeigned.

b Let our Love be without Diffimulation.

i Let us not love in Word, neither in Tongue, but in Deed and in Truth.

k See that ye love one another with a pure Heart fervently; and with Love unfeigned.

| Above all Things have fervent Charity among yourselves; for Charity shall cover the Multitude of Sins.

m Let brotherly Love continue.

^ The Lord make you to increase and abound in .Love one towards another, and towards all Men.

• A Man that hath Friends muft fhew himself friendly: For there is a Friend that sticketh closer than a Brother.

John 13. 35.
f Rom. 1g. 8, 9.

& Rom. 13.10.

I Tim. h Rom. 12 go

i 1. 5.

i John 3. 18.

1 Pet. 1 22. 2 Cor. 6. 6. i , Pet. 4. 8. n Heb.'13. I.

1 Theff. • Prov. 1S. 24


3. 12.

p Thine own Friend and thy Father's Friend forsake not.

9 The Stranger that dwelleth with you, shall be unto you as one born amongst you, and thou fhalt love him as thyself.

: Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old Time, Thou shalt love thy Neighbour, and hate thine Enemy : But Chrif faith unto you, Love your Enemies. For if you love them which love you, what Reward have ye? What do you more than others? Do not even the Publicans the same? For Sinners also love those that love them.

• Thou shalt not bear any Grudge against the Children of thy People. Grudge not one against another, Brethren, left ye be condemned; behold the Judge standeth before the Door.

Whosoever hateth his Brother is a Murderer.

They are foolish and disobedient, who live in Malice and Envy, hateful, and hating one another.

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Honour and Respect. "Be kindly affectioned one to another; in Honour preferring one another.

* Look not every Man on his own Things; but every Man also on the Things of others.

y Let there be no Strife among you, which of you should be accounted the greatest. Let nothing be done through Strife or Vain-glory, but

p Prov. 27. 10..
9 Lev, 19. 34.

1 Mat. 5. 33, 437

s Lev. 19. 18. James 5: 9: 44, 46, 47, 46. . Luke 6. 32. id Titus 3. 3.

w Rom. 12. 10. i John 3. 15;

x Phil. Luke - 94 Phil. 2 3 4


2. 4.

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