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• Put on (as the Elect of God, Holy and Beloved) Bowels of Mercies, Injuries.

In forgiving

. Kindness, Meekness, Long-suffering ; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any Man have a Quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.

4 Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another; even as God for Christ's Sake hath forgiven you.

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place 'unto Wrath. For it is written, Vengeance is mine, I will repay, faith the Lord.

f Recompense to no Man Evil for Evil; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves and to all Men.

& Say not ihou, I will recompense Evil; I will do so to him as he hath done to me; I will render to the Man according to his Work : But wait on the Lord, and he will save thee.

Charity is not easily provoked ; Charity suffereth long, and is kind; Charity beareth all Things ; endureth all Things.

i The Discretion of a Man deferreth his Anger; and it is his Glory to pass over a Transgression.

* If thy Brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him: And if he trespass against thee seven Times in a Day, and, seven Times in a Day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive hiin.

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e Col. 3. 12, 13. i.

& Eph. 4. 32.

e Rom. 12. 198 :

8 Prov. 20. 22. Prov. i Rom. 12. 17.

1 Thess. 5: 150
Prov. 20. 22. 1 Cor. 13• 4, 5, 7.

i Prov. 24. 29;

Luke 37. 3: 4:


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1 If thy Brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his Fault between thee and him alone ; if he shall hear thee thou hast gained thy Brother : But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the Mouth of two or three Witnesses every word may be established; and if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the Church, but if he neglect to hear the Church, let him be unto thee as an hear hen Man and a Publican.

* If ye forgive Men their Trefpaffes, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if ye forgive not Men their Trespaffes, neither 'will your Father forgive your Trespasses.

MERCY and COMPASSION. * Thus speaketh the Lord of Hofts, faying, Shew Mercy and Compassion every Man to his Brother.

• Be ye all of one Mind, having Compaffion one of another ; love as Brethren; be pitiful; be courteous.

p Be ye merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

• Bear ye one another's Burdens, and fo fulfil the Law of Christ.

* Comfort' the feeble-minded, fupport the Weak, be patient towards all Men, with Long fuffering, forbearing one another in Love.

• We that are strong ought to bear the Infismities of the Weak, and not to pleafe ourselves.

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* Mat. 18. 15, 16, 17. 7. g.

o i Pet. 3. 8. is 'Shell. s. 14. Eph. 4. 2.

mit Mat. 6. 14, 15; *

n Zech. p Luke 6. 36. 9 Gai. 6. 2! » Rom, 15. 3


• Pure Religion is this, to visit the Fatherlefs and Widows in their Affliction.

u Remember them that are in Bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer Adversity, as being yourselves also in the Body.

w Deliver the Spoiled out of the Hand of the Oppressor.

* If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unió Death, and those that are ready to be slain ; if thou sayeit, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the Heart consider it And shall not he render to every Man according to his Works?

y Thou shalt not vex a Stranger; nor affidt any Widow or fatherless Child.

z Thou shalt not curse the Deaf, nor put a Stumbling-block before the Blind.

a Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain Mercy: But he shall have Judgment without Mercy, that hath Thewed no Mercy.

• The inerciful Man doch Good unto his own Soul; but he that is cruel, troubleth his own Flesh; and he that is glad at Calamitics, shall not be unpunished.

• Wo unto them that are at Ease in Sion, and are not grieved for the Amiction of Jofeph. If there be ainong you a poor,


Particularly of one of thy Brethren, thou shalt not to the poor. harden thy Heart, nor fhnt thine Hand from thy poor Brother: But thou shalt open thine

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James 1. 27:
u Heb. 13. 23•

w Jer. 22. 3. * Prov. 24. 11, 12.

y Exod. 22, 21, 22. 2 Lev. 19. 14. * Mat. 5. James z. 13. B Prov. 31. 37. Prov, 17. 5. Amus 6.1,6. & Deus. 15.70


Hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him fufficient for his Need, in that which he wanteth. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine Heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him ; because that for this Thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy Works, and in all that thou puttest thine Hand unto.

e Deal thy Bread to the Hungry, and bring the Poor that are cast out to thy House ; when thou feeft the Naked, cover him; and hide not thyself from thine own Flesh. Then shall thy Light break forth as the Morning, and thine Health Thall spring forth speedily.

+ Charge them that are rich in this World, that they do Good, that they be rich in good Works; ready to distribute, willing to commilnicate ; laying up in store for themselves a good Foundation against the Time to come.

* Give Alms of such Things as ye have ; and behold all Things are clean unto you.

Make to yourselves Friends of the Mammon of Unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting Habitations.

i When thou makest a Feast, call the Poor, the Maimed, the Lame, and the Blind; for they cannot recompense thee: But thou shalt be recompensed at the Resurrection of the Just.

* Thou shalt not glean thy Field, nor thy Vineyard; thou shalt leave them to the Poor and Stranger.


Deut. 15. 8, 10. ¢ Ifa. 58. 7. 8.

f & Luke 11. 41. 19.

* Luke 16.9. 14.

£ Lev. 19. 10, 9, 10.

Tim. 6. 17, 18, i luke 14. 139


• Let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him; remembering the Words of the Lord Jesus, how he laid, It is more blested to give than to receive...

m The Righteous confidereth the Cause of the Poor, but the Wicked regardeth not to know it.

The Brethren of the Poor do hate him, his Friends go far from him; he pursueth them with Words, yet they are wanting to himn : But the Righteous Theweth Mercy, and giveth; he is ever merciful, and lendeth. He withholdeth not the Poor from their Desire, nor causeth the Eyes of the Widow to fail : He eateth not his Morsel alone, but the Fatherless eateth thereof; neither will he fee any perish for want of Clothing, or aby Poor without Covering. For he faith, Did not he that made me in the Womb, make him Did not one fashion us in the Womb?

• If a Brother or Sister be naked, and destitute of daily Food; and one of you say unto them, Depart in Peace, be ye warmed and filled : Notwithstanding ye give them not those Things which are needful to the Body, what doth it profit?

P. He that giveth, let him do it with Simplicity: He that sheweth Mercy, with Chearfulness; distributing to the Necellity of Saints.

9. He which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly; and he which Toweth bountifully, thall reap alto bountifully. Every Man, according as

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19. 7.

ad 1 Cor. 16. 2.

Acts 20. 35.
m Prov. 29. 70

n Prov. Pfal. 37. 21, 26. Job 31. 16, 17, 19, 15,

• James Ø Rom. 12. 8, 13: 9 2 Cor. 2. 6, 7.



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