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Mal. iii. 10. Bring ye all the tithes into the ftorehoufe, that there may be meat in my houfe, 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 shall not destroy the fruits of your ground; neither fhall your vine cast her fruit before the time in the field, faith the LORD of hofts.

Ver. 12.

And all nations fhall call you blessed : 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 Chrift 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 fubstance, and with the first 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 thyfelf 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 understanding 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 flesh.

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 fhall be righteousness unto thee, before the LORD thy GOD.

XI. To the Giving and Receiving of REPROOFS.

To the Reproving faithfully.

Prov. xxviii. 23.

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, after

wards fhall find more favour than he that flattereth

with his tongue..

To them that re

gard Reproof.

Prev. xiii. 18. Poverty and fhame fhall be to him that refuseth instruction; 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, fọ is a wife reprover upon am obedient ear.


Prov. xx. 22. Say not thou, I will recompenfe evil: but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Prov. xxv. 21. If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink.

Ver. 22. For thou fhalt 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 fendeth rain on the juft and on the unjuft.

Matt. vi. 14. If ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.

Mark xi. 25. And when ye ftand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father alfo which is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasfes.

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 fhould inherit a bleffing.


Ezek. xviii. 5. If a man be juft, and

To Chafity. 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 ftatutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly: He is juft, he fhall furely live, faith the LORD.

To Purity.

Matth. v. 8.

Bleffed are the pure in heart for they shall see GOD.


P. xxiv. 3. Who fhall afcend into

the hill of the LORD? and who shall stand in his holy place?

Ver. 4.


He that hath clean hands, and a pure

Pf. xviii. 26.

felf pure.
Pf. lxxxiii. 2.

With the pure thou wilt fhew thy

Truly GOD is good to Ifrael, even to fuch as are of a clean heart.

2 Tim. ii. 21. If a man therefore purge himself from thefe, he fhall be a veffel unto honour, fanctified, and meet for the master's ufe, and prepared unto every good work.

Tit. v. 1. Unto the pure all things are pure.


Prov. x. 4. The hand of the diligent maketh rich. Prov. xii. 24. The hand of the diligent shall bear rule; but the flothful shall 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 shall be made fat.

Ver. 11. Wealth gotten by vanity fhall be diminished; but he that gathereth by labour fhall 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 plenteoufnefs; 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 fhall 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.

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over many things: LORD.

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

Ver. 29. Unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance, Matt. xiii. 12.

Moderation in


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 fhalt thou have:


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