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or come in the third watch, and find them fo, blessed are those fervants.
Rev. xvi. 15. Behold I come as a thief: Bleffed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, left he walk naked, and they fee his fhame. Prov. xxii. 5. Thorns and fnares are in the way of the froward: He that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
Prov. xxviii. 14. Happy is the man that feareth alway; but he that hardeneth his heart, fhall fall into mischief.
XVII. To them that keep GOOD COMPANY.
Prov. xiii. 20. He that walketh with wife men, fhall be wife: But a companion of fools shall be deftroyed.
Prov. xviii. 17. Iron fharpeneth iron: fo a man fharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
Pf. i. 1. Bleffed is the man that Avoid evil Company. walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor ftandeth in the way of finners, nor fitteth in the feat of the fcornful. Prov. ix. 6. Forfake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.
2 Cor. vi. 17. Come ye out from among them, and be ye feparate, faith the LORD, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you.
XVIII. To them that PERFORM their OATHS.
Pf. xv. 1. LORD, who fhall abide in thy tabernacle? Who fhall dwell in thy holy hill?
Ver. 4. He that fweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not.
Pf. xxiv. 4. He who hath not lift up his foul to vanity, nor fworn deceitfully.
Ver. 5. He fhall receive the bleffing from the LORD, and righteousness from the GOD of his falvation.
XIX. To the KEEPING of the SABBATH.
Exod. xx. 11. The LORD bleffed the Sabbathday, and hallowed it.
If. lvi. 2. Bleffed is the man that doth this, and the fon of man that layeth hold on it; that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and keepeth his hand from doing any evil.
Ver. 6. The fons of the ftranger that join themfelves to the LORD, to ferve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his fervants; every one that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant:
Ver. 7. Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my houfe of prayer; their burnt-offerings and their facrifices fhall be accepted upon mine altar: For mine house shall be called a house of prayer unto all people.
If. lviii. 13. If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable, and fhalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor fpeaking thine own words;
Ver. 14. Then fhalt thou delight thyfelf in the LORD, and I will caufe thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: For the mouth of the LORD hath fpoken it.
Ezek. xx. 20. Hallow my fabbaths, and they fhall be a fign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the LORD your GOD.
CHA P. II.
PROMISES TO DUTIES OF THE SECOND TABLE.
I. To OBEDIENCE to PARENTS.
PH. vi. 1. Children, obey your parents in the
Ver. 2. Honour thy father and thy mother (which is the first commandment, with promise.)
Ver. 3. That it may be well with thee, and that thou mayeft live long on the earth.
Col. iii. 20. Children, obey your parents in all things for this is well pleasing unto the LORD.
1 Tim. v. 4. But if any widow have children, or nephews, [grand children] let them learn first to thew piety at home, and to requite their parents; for that is good and acceptable before GOD.
Prov. i. 8. My fon, hear the inftruction of thy father; and forfake not the law of thy mother.
Ver. 9. For they shall be an ornament of to thy head, and chains about thy neck.
Prov. vi. 20. My fon, keep thy father's commandment, and forfake not the law of thy mother.
Ver. 21. Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck.
Ver. 22. When thou goeft, it fhall lead thee; when thou fleepeft, it fhall keep thee; and when thou wakeft, it fhall talk with thee.
Jer. xxxv. 18. Thus faith the LORD of hosts, the GÖD of Ifrael, because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according to all that he hath com manded you:
Ver. 19. Therefore thus faith the LORD of hosts, the
the GOD of Ifrael, Jonadab fhall not want a man to ftand before me for ever.
II. To GOOD EDUCATION.
Deut. xi. 19. And ye fhall teach them your chil dren, fpeaking of them when thou fitteft in thine house, and when thou walkeft by the way; when thou lieft down and when thou risest up.
Ver. 20. And thou fhalt write them upon the door pofts of thine houfe, and upon thy gates:
Ver. 21. That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD fware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven, upon the earth.
Gen. xviii. 19. For I know him [Abraham] that he will command his children and his household after him, and they fhall keep the way of the LORD, to do juftice and judgment, that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Prov. xxii. 6. Train up a child in the way he fhould go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
To Correcting of
Prov. xxii. 15. Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction fhall drive it far from him.
Prov. xxiii. 13. Withhold not correction from the child; for if thou beateft him with the rod, he fhall not die.
Ver. 14. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and fhalt deliver his foul from hell.
Prov. xxix. 15. The rod and reproof give wisdom; but a child left to himself, bringeth his mother to fhame.
Ver. 17. Correct thy fon, and he fhall give thee reft: yea, he shall give delight unto thy foul.
III. To a GOOD WIFE.
Prov. xi. 16. A gracious woman retaineth honour, and a strong man riches.
Prov. xii. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband; but she that maketh ashamed, is as rottennefs in his bones.
Prov. xiv. 1. Every wife woman buildeth her house.
Prov. xxxi. 10. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
Ver. 25. Strength and honour are her clothing, and fhe fhall rejoice in time to come.
Ver. 28. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband alfo, and he praiseth her.
Ver. 30. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain : but a woman that feareth the LORD, the fhall be praised.
Ver. 31. Give her of the fruit of her hands, and let her own works praise her in the gates.
IV. To FAITHFUL SERVANTS.
Prov. xvii. 2. A wife fervant fhall have rule over a fon that causeth fhame; and shall have a part of the inheritance among the brethren.
Prov. xiv. 35. The king's favour is toward a wife fervant.
Prov. xxvii. 18. Whofo keepeth the fig-tree, fhall eat the fruit thereof; So he that waiteth on his maf ter, fhall be honoured.
Eph. vi. 5. Servants, be obedient to them that are your mafters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in fingleness of your heart, as unto Chrift: Ver. 6. Not with eye fervice, as men-pleafers; but