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Mal. iii. 10. Bring ye all the tithes into the ftorehoufe, that there may be meat in my house, and prove me now herewith, faith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open to you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a bleffing, that there fhall not be room enough to receive it.
Ver. 11. And I will rebuke the devourer for your fakes, and he fhall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither fhall your vine caft her fruit before the time in the field, faith the LORD of hosts.
Ver. 12. And all nations fhall call you bleffed : for ye fhall be a delightfome land, faith the LORD of hofts.
Phil. iv. 17. Not because I defire a gift; but I defire fruit that may abound to your account.
Ver. 18. But I have all, and abound; I am full, having received of Epaphroditus, the things which were fent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, a facrifice acceptable, well pleafing to GOD.
Ver. 19. But my GOD fhall fupply all your need, according to his riches in glory, by Christ Jefus.
Deut. xiv. 29. And the Levite (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee) and the ftranger, and the fatherlefs, and the widow, which are within thy gates, fhall come, and fhall eat, and be fatisfied, that the LORD thy GOD may blefs thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doeft.
Prov. iii. 9. Honour the LORD with thy fubftance, and with the firft fruits of all thine increase. Ver. 10. So fhall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy preffes fhall burst out with new wine.
To the Merciful.
Prov. iii. 3.
Matt. v. 7. Bleffed are the merciful, for they fhall obtain mercy.
Pf. xviii. 25. With the merciful, thou wilt fhew thyself merciful. Let not mercy and truth forfake
thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thine heart.
Ver. 4. So fhalt thou find favour and good underftanding in the fight of GOD and man.
Prov. xi. 17. The merciful man doth good to his own foul ; but he that is cruel, troubleth his own
Deut. xxiv. 12. If the man be poor, thou fhalt not fleep with his pledge.
Ver. 13. In any cafe thou fhalt deliver him the pledge again when the fun goeth down, that he may fleep in his own raiment, and bless thee; and it shall be righteousness unto thee, before the LORD thy GOD.
XI. To the Giving and Receiving of REPROOFS.
Prov. xxiv. 25. To them that rebuke him [the wicked] fhall be delight, and a good bleffing fhall come upon them.
He that rebuketh a man, afterfavour than he that flattereth
To the Reproving faithfully.
Prov. xxviii. 23. wards fhall find more with his tongue.
Prev. xiii. 18. Poverty and fhame fhall be to him that refuseth inftruction; but he that regardeth. reproof, fhall be honoured.
Prov. xv. 31. The ear that heareth the reproof of life, abideth among the wife.
Ver. 32. He that refuseth inftruction, defpifeth his own foul; but he that heareth reproof, getteth understanding.
Prov. xxv. 12. As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, fo is a wife reprover upon an obedient ear.
To them that regard Reproof.
XII. TO FORGIVING INJURIES.
Prov. xx. 22. Say not thou, I will recompenfe evil but wait on the LORD, and he shall fave thee. Prov. xxv. 21. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirfty, give him
water to drink.
Ver. 22. For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD fhall reward thee, Rom. xii.
Matt. v. 44. Love your enemies; bless them that curfe you; do good to them that hate you; and pray for them which defpitefully ufe you, and perfecute
Ver. 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven; for he maketh his fun to rife on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjuft.
Matt. vi. 14. If ye forgive men their trefpaffes, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Mark xi. 25. And when ye ftand praying, forgive, ye have ought against any; that your Father alfo which is in heaven, may forgive you your trefpaffes.
Luke vi. 35. Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again, and your reward fhall be great, and ye fhall be the children of the Higheft: for he is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil.
Ver. 37. Forgive, and ye fhall be forgiven.
1 Pet. iii. 9. Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwife, bleffing: knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a bleffing.
XIII. Fo CHASTITY and PURITY.
Ezek. xviii. 5. If a man be juft, and
To Chastity. do that which is lawful and right;
Ver. 6.-And hath not defiled his neighbour's wife, neither hath come near to a menftruous woman :
Ver. 9. Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly: He is juft, he shall furely live, faith the LORD.
Matth. v. 8. Bleffed are the pure in heart for they fhall fee GOD.
P. xxiv. 3. Who fhall afcend into LORD and who fhall ftand in his
He that hath clean hands, and a pure
PS. xviii. 26.
With the pure thou wilt fhew thy
felf pure. Pf. lxxxiii. 2. Truly GOD is good to Ifrael, even to fuch as are of a clean heart.
the hill of the holy place?
Ver. 4. heart.
2 Tim. ii. 21. If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a veffel unto honour, fanctified, and meet for the mafter's use, and prepared unto every good work.
Tit. v. 1. Unto the
all things are pure.
XIV. To DILIGENCE.
Prov. x. 4. The hand of the diligent maketh rich. Prov. xii. 24. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the flothful fhall be under tribute.
Ver. 26. The fubftance of a diligent man is precious.
Ver. 11. He that tilleth his land fhall be fatisfied with bread.
Prov. xiii. 4. The foul of the fluggard defireth, and hath nothing; but the foul of the diligent fhall be made fat.
Ver. 11. Wealth gotten by vanity fhall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labour shall increase. Prov. xiv. 23. In all labour there is profit; but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
Prov. xxi. 5. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hafty, only to want.
Prov. xxii. 29. Seeft thou a man diligent in his bufinefs; he shall stand before kings, he shall not ftand before mean men.
Prov. xxviii. 19. He that tilleth his land fhall have plenty of bread; but he that followeth after vain perfons, fhall have poverty enough.
To Improving our
Matt. xxv. 23. Well done, good and faithful fervant; thou haft been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler enter thou into the joy of thy
over many things: LORD.
Ver. 29. Unto every one that hath fhall be given, and he shall have abundance, Matt. xiii. 12.
Prov. xx. 13. Love not fleep, left thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou fhalt be fatisfied with bread.
XV. To the JUST and HONESt.
Deut. xvi. 20. That which is altogether juft fhalt thou follow, that thou mayeft live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.
Deut. xxv. 15. Thou fhalt have a perfect and just weight; a perfect and just measure shalt thou have: