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Pag. Sect. 318 146 Enquiring concerning future Events of those who by Nature

are no Gods, forbidden.

Second Commandment.

318 147 Images, the Use of them forbidden.

148 God's Judgments on the Breakers of this Commandment. 320 149 Images no Representation of God.

150 Images were commanded to be broken,

151 Images were broken. 321 152 Instances of Images used by Apostates as outward Symbols in

Worship offered to the true God.
153 Worship to Images refused though commanded by Kings,
154 Threats against Idols and Idolaters.

155 Promises, Warnings, and Exhortations against Idolatry.
322 156 God's Judgments upon Idolaters.
323 157 Magicians.

158 Inchanters.
159 Soothsayers.
160 Observers of Times.
161 Witches.

162 Wizards, worshipping Angels, &c. 324 163 Diviners.

164 Diviners are Deceivers, and false Prophets.
165 Threats against Diviners.
166 Familiar Spirits, Threats against those that consult them.

Third Commandment. 324 167 Profaning the Name of God.

168 Swearing falsely.
325 169 Swearing by the Creatures.

170 Swearing by false Gods.
171 Swearing in common Conversation.
172 Swearing to commit Sin.
173 Rash, unnecessary Swearing.
174 God only is to be sworn by.

175 An Oath, the Nature and Duty thereof: 326 176 Oaths to be strictly kept.

177 Things to be sworn to are Truth and Duty.
178 Articles of Peace ratified by Oath.
179 Breach of such Oaths punished.

180 Private Compacts ratified by Oath. 327 181 Oaths sworn to Kings.

182 The Oath of a single Person decides Controversy.
183 The Duty and Lawfulness of swearing, Examples.
184 God swears to Abraham.
185 To give the Land of Canaan.
186 To fulfil his Covenant.

'To continue the Seed of David.
187 To the Continuance of Christ's Priesthood.

Pag. Sect.

327 188 To fulfil his Threatenings against the Unbelieving and Diso

bedient. 189 Jesus Christ answers upon Oath. 190 An Angel swears. 191 Afleverations of Sincerity which are equal to an Oath among

Christians.
328 192 Ancient Forms of Swearing.

193 Blasphemy forbidden.
194 Occasions of it to be avoided.
195 From whence it proceeds.

196 Instances of Blasphemers punished, 329 197 Blafphemy against the Holy Ghost.

198 Persons unjustly accused of Blasphemy.
200 Vows to do Duty.
201 Sinful Vows.

199 Of Vows.

Fourth Commandment.

329 202 Of the Sabbath. 330 203 The Sabbath, a Day of Rest from servile Work. 204 Duties of the Sabbath, worshipping God, reading and hear

ing his Word. 205 Works of Charity and Mercy to be done on the Sabbath. 331 206 Promises to them that keep the Sabbath. 207 The Care of God's People to fanctify the Sabbath themselves,

and to prevent the profaning of it by others. 332 208 Threatnings against Sabbath-breakers. 333 209 Sabbath Privileges withdrawn. 210 The Change of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first Day

of the Week.

CH A P. XVI. Duties toward Mankind.

333

I Love toward Mankind. 334 2 How Love toward Mankind is produced. 335 3 Prayers and Thanks to God for Christian Love as being his

Gift. 4 The Influence and Effects of Love upon the Temper and Be

haviour of Christians toward one another, or how Love is.

evidenced.
Charity with other Graces enjoined.

Approved Examples of Charity and other Graces.

7 Hatred toward Mankind, Threatenings against it. 337 8 Duty of the Righteous toward those that hate them.

9 Prayers and Complaints to God against the Hatred of the

Wicked. 10 Promises to those that are unjustly hated and Threatenings a

gainst those that hate them. 338 11 Envy forbidden to the Righteous.

12 The Wicked, their Envy, hurtful to themselves.

336

Pag. Sect. 338

13 Envy a Mark of an unconverted State. 339 14 Malice forbidden to the Righteous.

15 Malice in the Wicked.

16 Anger forbidden.
3.40 17 Instances of the Anger of the Righteous against Sin.

18 Sinful Anger, Initances thereof.
19 Wrath.

20 Contention.
341 21 Promises and Prayers against Contention.

22 The Righteous contend only againft Sin.

23 Peace commanded with Promises to it, 342 25 Peace prayed for as a desirable Gift of God. 343 26 Peace the Gift of God, Promises and Instances thereof. 27 Peace with God is the blessed Reward of the righteous or

good Man. 28 Peace promised to the Church of God. 344 29 Unity

30 Honouring one another. 345 31 Despising others.

32 Strife forbidden to the Godly. 346 33 Fightings, Quarrels.

34 Divisions forbidden.

35 Offences forbidden. 34? 36 Threats against Offenders.

37 Doing Good to others. 348 38 Doing Evil.

39 Doing Wrong.

40 Doing Mischief the Character of the Wicked. 349 41 Of being Harmless.

42 Blameless.

43 Promises to the Merciful. 350 44 Unmerciful, Threats.

45 Compassion and Pity. 351 46 Cruelty of the Wicked.

47 Forgiveness. 352 48 Revenge.

49 Duty of giving and receiving good Counsel. 353 50 Rejecting evil Counsel the Duty and Safety thereof.

51 The mutual Obligation of giving and receiving Instruction. 354 52 Of refusing Instruction.

53 To edify one another.
54 To exhort one another.
55 To warn one another.
56 To admonish one another.

57 To rebuke one another, and to hearken to Rebuke. 355 58 Of not giving and receiving Rebuke.

59 To reprove one another.

60 Not hearkening to Reproof. 356 61 Gentleness.

62 To Thew Kindness commanded.
63 To give Comfort.

Pag. Sect.
356 64 Friendship and Faithfulness therein.
357 65 Unfaithfulness in Friendship.

Bearing with one another's Weaknesses, or Differences in Re

ligion. 358 66 Forbearing to judge one another on account of Differences. 359 67 Setting good Example.

68 Enticing others, and being enticed to Sin.
69 Of Gratitude.
70 Ingratitude.

CHA P. XVII. Duties towards our Selves.

360

361 362

1 Temperance in Meat and Drink.
2 Of Intemperance in Meat and Drink.
3

Drunkenness the Evils thereof.
4 Of making others drunk.
5 Sleep
6 Labour commanded, and Promises to the Laborious, the Di-

ligent and Industrious. 363 7 Of the Sluggard, the Slothsul, and Idle. 364 8 The Study and Pursuit of Wisdom recommended.

9 The Excellency of Wisdom above all other Endowments. 365 10 Wisdom is profitable, pleasant and honourable.

11 Wisdom is the Gift of God. 366 12 Wisdom prayed for.

13 Wisdom and Religion the same. 367 14 A Fool's vain Pretences to Wisdom, he is wise in his own

Conceit.
15 A Fool receiveth not Instruction.
368 16 A Fool discovereth his Folly.

17 A Fool's Conduct toward his Parents.
18 A Fool is mischievous.
19

-He is wrathful.
20 Contentious.

21 A Fool's Words. 369 22 A Fool's Pleasures.

23

Treatment for Fools.

24 Folly and Wickedness the same.
370 25 Patience toward God.
371 26 Patience toward Men.
372 27 Contentment.

28 Discontent, Murmuring.
29 Grudging
30 Meekness.
31 Meekness how produced.
32 Meekness, Examples thereof,
33 Promises to the Meek.

34 Humility toward God. 374 35 Humility towards Men.

Promises to the Humble. 375 37 Promises to humbled Sinners.

381

382

Pag. Şect.

38 Examples of Humility.
39 The Elect are humble.
40 Humbled Saints, their Expressions.

! 377 41 Pride against God.

42 Pride against Men.
43 Spiritual Pride, seeming Righteous.

44 Proud of Wisdorn and Knowledge. 378 45 The Proud seek Honour from Mien.

46 Threats and Prayers againft the Proud. 379 47 Arrogancy.

48 Loftinefs.
49 Haughtiness.
50 Exalting one's Self.
51 Lifting up one's Self.
52 Magnifying one's Self.
53 Glorying
54 Boasting
55 Scorning
56 Threats against Kings and Nations of the foregoing Characa

ters of Pride, &c.
57 Of Marriage.
58 Divorce.
59 Divorce was disapproved.
60 Divorce is exprelly forbidden in the New Testament.
61 Marriage with Unbelievers.
62 Jews forbidden to marry with the Heathen Inhabitants of

Canaan. 383 63 Einbracing Christianity did not diffolve Marriage contracted

before.
64 Husbands Duties.

65 Duties of Wives. 384

Women's Apparel. 66 Children. Duties toward them, to provide for their Support. 67 To defend them 68 To

pray

for them.
69 To Instruct them.
385 70 Particular Heads of Instruction.

71 Instances of Parents careful to instruct their Children.
72 Correcting Children.
73 Parents careful to marry their Children into religious Fa-

milies.
386 74 Portions given to Children.

75 Children are among the promised Blessings of God to Mankind:

76 Children promised. 387 77 A desire of Children.

78 God's Care of Mothers. 388 79 God's Care of Children.

80 Grief of Parents at parting with Children.
81 Godly Parents bletled in the Happiness of their Children.
82 Wicked Parents punished in the Calamities of their Children.
83 Particular Calamities threatened against the Children of the
Wicked,

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