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that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy GOD giveth thee.
Prov. xi. 1. A falfe balance is an abomination unto the LORD; but a juft weight is his delight.
Prov. xv. 27. He that is greedy of gain, troubleth his own houfe; but he that hateth gifts, fhall live. Prov. xvi. 8. Better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.
Prov. xxviii. 20. A faithful man abounds with bleffings; but he that maketh hafte to be rich, fhall not be innocent.
Prov. xxi. 3. To do juftice and judgment, is more acceptable to the LORD than facrifice.
Prov. xii. 21. There fhall no evil happen to the juft; but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.
I. xxxiii. 15. He that walketh righteously, and fpeaketh uprightly; he that defpifeth the gain of oppreffions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and fhutteth his eyes from feeing evil:
Ver. 16. He fhall dwell on high; his place of defence fhall be the munition of rocks; bread fhall be given him, his waters fhall be fure.
I. lvi. 1. Thus faith the LORD, Keep ye judgment, and do juftice; for my falvation is near to come, and my righteoufness to be revealed.
Ver. 2. Bleffed is the man that doth this, and the fon of man that layeth hold on it.
Ezek. xviii. 5. If a man be juft, and do that which is lawful and right;
Ver. 7. And hath not oppreffed any; but hath reftored to the debtor his pledge; hath spoiled none by violence; hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment:
Ver. 8. He that hath not given forth upon ufury, neither hath taken any increafe; that hath withdrawn
his hand from iniquity; hath executed true judgment between man and man;
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.
Pf. xv. 5. He that putteth not out his money to ufury, nor taketh a reward against the innocent: he that doth these things, fhall never be moved.
XVI. To TRUTH.
Pf. xv. 1. LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? Who fhall dwell in thy hill?
Ver. 2.He that speaketh the truth in his heart. Prov. xii. 19. The lip of truth fhall be established for ever; but a lying tongue is but for a moment. Ver. 22. Lying lips are abomination to the LORD; but they that deal truly are his delight.
1 Pet. iii. 10. He that will love life, and fee good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his. lips that they speak no guile, Pfal. xxxiv. 12, 13.
XVII. To CANDOUR.
Matt. vii. 1. Judge not, that ye be
In judging. not judged.
Ver. 2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye fhall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it fhall be meafured to you again.
Pf. xv. 1. LORD, who fhall dwell, &c.
Ver. r. 3. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
XVIII. To CONTENTMENT and MORTIFICATION..
Prov. xiv. 30. A found heart is the life of the flesh, but envy the rottennefs of the bones.
Prov. xv. 15. All the days of the afflicted are evil but he that is of a merry heart, hath a continual feaft.
Prov. xvii. 22. A merry heart doth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones. Prov. xxiii. 17. Let not thine heart envy finners; but be thou in the fear of the LORD, all the day
Ver. 18. For furely there is an end, and thine expectation fhall not be cut off.
1 Tim. vi. 6. Godlinefs with contentment is great gain.
Heb. xiii. 5. Let your converfation be without covetoufnefs, and be content with fuch things as you have; for he hath faid, I will never leave thee nor forfake thee.
Rom. viii. 13. If ye, through the Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body, ye fhall live.
Matt. v. 29. If thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and caft it from thee; for it is profitable for thee, that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body fhould be caft into hell.
Ver. 30. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee, that one of thy members fhould perifh, and not that thy whole body fhould be caft into hell.
To the Spiritually Minded.
Rom. viii. 6. To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded, is life and peace,
CHA P. III.
PROMISES TO DUTIES BELONGING TO BOTH TABLES.
I. To the MEEK, HUMBLE, and CONTRITE.
To the Meek.
SAL. xxii. 26. The meek fhall eat, and be satisfied: they shall praise the LORD that feek him;
your heart fhall live for ever.
Pf. xxv. 9. The meek will he guide in judgment, and the meek will he teach his way.
Pf. xxxvii. 11. The meek fhall inherit the earth, and fhall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. Matt. v. 5. Bleffed are the meek, for they fhall inherit the earth.
Pf. cxlvii. 6. The LORD lifteth up the meek; he cafteth the wicked down to the ground.
Pf. cxlix. 4. The LORD taketh pleasure in his people; he will beautify the meek with his falvation.
Zeph. ii. 3. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; feek righteoufnefs, feek meeknefs: It may be ye fhall be hid in the day of the Lord's anger.
If. xi. 4. With righteoufnefs fhall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth.
If. xxix. 19. The meek fhall increase their joy in the LORD, and the poor among them fhall rejoice in the Holy One of Ifrael.
1 Pet. iii. 5. Whofe adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel :
Ver. 4. But let it be the hidden man of the heart,
in that which is not corruptible: even the ornament of a meek and quiet fpirit, which is in the fight of GOD of great price.
Prov. xiv. 29. He that is flow to wrath, is of great understanding.
Prov. xv. 18. He that is flow to anger appeaseth ftrife.
Ver. 1. A foft answer turneth away wrath.
Prov. xvi. 32. He that is flow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his fpirit, than he that taketh a city.
Prov. xix. 11. The difcretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a tranf greffion.
Prov. xx. 3. It is an honour to a man to cease from ftrife.
Job xxii. 29. He fhall fave the
To the Humble. humble person.
P. x. 17.
Pf. ix. 12. He forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
LORD, thou haft heard the defire of
Pf. cxxxviii. 6. Though the LORD be high, yet hath he refpect unto the lowly but the proud he knoweth afar off.
Prov. iii. 34. Surely, he scorneth the fcorners ; but he giveth grace to the humble.
James iv. 6. Wherefore he faith, he refifteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble, 1 Pet. v. 5. Prov. xi. 2. When pride cometh, then cometh fhame but with the lowly is wisdom.
Prov. xv. 33. The fear of the LORD is the inftruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility. Prov. xviii. 12. Before deftruction, the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.