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of one mind, live in peace; and the GOD of love and peace fhall be with you. Matt. v. 9. Bleffed are the peacemakers ; for they fhall be called the children of GOD.

To the Peace-

of peace and joy.
1 Pet. iii. 10.

Ver. II.

Prov. xii. 20. To the counsellors

He that will love life, and fee good

-Let him feek peace, and ensue it.

Love to God's

1 John iii. 14. We know, that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren: he that loveth not his brother, abideth in death.

Ver. 18. My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth. Ver. 19. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and fhall affure our hearts before him.

1 John iv. 12. If we love one another, GOD dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.

Pf. xv. 1. LORD, who fhall abide in thy tabernacle? Who fhall dwell in thy holy hill?

Ver. 4. He in whofe eyes a vile perfon is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD.

Pf. cxxii. 6. Pray for the peace of Jerufalem: they fhall profper that love thee.

Heb. vi. 10. GOD is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have fhewed towards his name, in that ye have miniftred to the faints, and do minifter.

Num. xxiv. 9. Bleffed is he that bleffeth thee ; and curfed is he that curfeth thee.


Deut. XV.

10. Thou shalt furely give him [thy


poor brother] and thine heart fhall not be grived, when thou giveft unto him; because that for this thing the LORD thy GOD fhall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou putteft thine hand unto.

P. xli. 1. Bleffed is he that confidereth the poor ; the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Ver. 2. The LORD will preferve him, and keep him alive, and he shall be blessed upon the earth and thou wilt not deliver him into the will of his enemies.

Ver. 3. The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt make all his bed in his fickness.

Pf. cxii. 9. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness endureth for ever; his horn fhall be exalted with honour.

Ver. 5. A good man fheweth favour, and lendeth; he will guide his affairs with discretion.

Ver. 6. Surely, he fhall not be moved for ever: the righteous fhall be in everlasting remembrance.

Pf. xxxvii. 25. I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not feen the righteous forfaken, nor his feed begging bread.

Ver. 26. He is ever merciful, and lendeth; and his feed is blessed.

Prov. xi. 24. There is that scattereth, and yet increafeth ; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.

Ver. 25. The liberal foul fhall be made fat; and he that watereth, fhall be watered also himself.

Ver. 27. He that diligently feeketh good, procureth favour.

Prov. xiv. 21. He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Prov. xix. 17. He that hath pity on the poor, lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given, will he pay him again.

Prov. xxii. 9. He that hath a bountiful eye, fhall be bleffed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. Prov. xxviii. 8. He that by ufury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he fhall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Prov. xxviii. 27. He that giveth unto the poor, fhall not lack.

Eccl. xi. I. Caft thy bread upon the waters; for thou fhalt find it after many days.

Ver. 2. Give a portion to feven, and also to eight; for thou knoweft not what evil fhall be upon the earth.

I. xxxii. 8. The liberal devifeth liberal things, and by liberal things he shall stand.

If. lviii. 7. Is it not [the fast that I have chofen] to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are caft out to thy houfe? When thou feeft the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Ver. 8. Then fhall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily; and thy righteoufnefs fhall go before thee; the glory of the LORD fhall be thy reward.

Ver. 10. If thou draw out thy foul to the hungry, and fatisfy the afflicted foul; then fhall thy light rise in obfcurity, and thy darkness be as the noon-day.

Ver. 11. And the LORD fhall guide thee continually, and fatisfy thy foul in drought, and make fat thy bones; and thou fhalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of waters, whose waters fail not.

Matt. x. 42. And whofoever shall give to drink unto one of thefe little ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a difciple; verily I fay unto you, he shall in no wife lofe his reward.

Matt. xxv. 34. Then fhall the King fay unto them on his right hand, Come ye bleffed of my Father, in



herit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

Ver. 35. For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a ftranger, and ye took me in;

Ver. 36. Naked, and ye clothed me: I was fick, and ye vifited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto


Ver. 40. Verily I fay unto you, Inafmuch as you have done it unto one of the leaft of thefe my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

Mark x. 21. Go thy way, fell whatsoever thou haft, and give to the poor, and thou fhalt have treafure in heaven.

Luke vi. 38. Give, and it fhall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, and fhaken together, and running over, fhall men give into your bofom; for with the fame measure that ye mete withal, it fhall be measured unto you again.

Luke xi. 41. Give alms of fuch things as ye have ; and behold, all things are clean unto you.

Luke xii. 33. Sell that ye have, and give alms : provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treafure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

Luke xvi. 9. And I fay unto you, Make to yourfelves friends of the mammon of unrighteoufnefs, that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Luke xiv. 13. When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind ;

Ver. 14. And thou shalt be bleffed; for they cannot recompenfe thee; for thou fhalt be recompenfed at the refurrection of the juft.

Cor. ix. 6. He which foweth sparingly, shall reap alfo fparingly; and he which fow eth bountifully, fhall reap alfo bountifully.

Ver. 7.-GOD loveth a cheerful giver.

2 Cor. viii. 12. If there be firft a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not.

1 Tim. vi. 17, 18. Charge them that are rich in this world—that they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to diftribute, willing to communicate.

Ver. 19. Laying up in ftore for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.

Heb. xiii. 16. To do good, and to communicate, forget not; for with fuch facrifices GOD is well pleafed.

2 Cor. ix. 8. GOD is able to make all grace to abound towards you, that ye always having all fufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. Ver. 10. Now he that miniftreth feed to the fower, both minifter bread for your food, and multiply your feed fown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.

To Alms in

Matt. vi. 3. When thou doft an alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth,

Ver. 4. That thine alms may be

in fecret; and thy Father which feeth in fecret, will reward thee openly.

To the Supporting God's Minifters and Worship.

Gal. vi. 6. Let him that is taught in the word, communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

Ver. 7. Be not deceived: God is not mocked; for whatfoever a man foweth, that fhall he alfo reap.

Ver. 8. For he that foweth to his flesh, fhall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that foweth to the Spirit, fhall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.

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