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drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

Jn. 6. 27. Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life.

Rom. 12. 2. Be not conformed to this world.

Rom. 13. 14. Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Col. 3. 2. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

1 Tim. 2. 9. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shame-facedness and sobriety; not with broidered hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array, But (which becometh women professing godliness,) with good works.

Jam. 4. 4. Know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? Whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world, is the enemy of God.

1 Pet. 3. 3. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plating the hair, and of wearing of gold, and of putting on of apparel; But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.

1 Jn. 2. 15. Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof.


576. Are perfect and perpetual righteousness, honesty and truth required of all persons ?

Dt. 6. 18. Thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee.

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Dt. 16. 20. That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Dt. 19. 14. Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance.

Dt. 25. 15. Thou shalt have a perfect and just weight: a perfect and just measure shalt thou have.

Ps. 51. 6. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts.

Ps. 82. 2. How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked?

Pr. 11. 1. A false balance is abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight.

Pr. 21. 3. To do justice and judgment is more ac ceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.

Is. 56. 1. Thus saith the Lord, Keep ye judgment, and do justice.

Mic. 6. 6. Wherewith shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt-offerings, with calves of a year old? Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my first-born for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul? He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?

Rom. 13. 7. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another.

Ep. 6. 14. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breast-plate of righteousness.

1 Tim. 6. 11. Follow after righteousness.

Tit. 2. 11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us, that

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denying ungodliness, and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.

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Dt. 4. 5. I have taught you statutes, and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me- -Keep therefore and do them: for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations.

2 Ch. 16. 9. The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show himself strong in behalf of them whose heart is perfect towards him.

Ps. 15. 1. Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbor.-5. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Ps. 37. 3. Trust in the Lord, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed 9. Evil doers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be-But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 17. The arms of the wicked shall be broken: but the Lord upholdeth the righteous. The Lord knoweth the days of the upright: and their inheritance shall be forever. They shall not be ashamed in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied. But the wicked shall perish. 20 -40.

Ps. 84. 11. The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.

Ps. 92. 12. The righteous shall flourish like the palmtree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. They shall still bring forth

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fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing; To shew that the Lord is upright.

Ps. 97. 10. He preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart.

Ps. 112. 1. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth forever. Unto the upright there ariseth light in darkness. 5 -10.

Ps. 119. 119. Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy testimonies.

Pr. 3. 1. My son, forget not my law; but let thy heart keep my commandments: For length of days, and long life, and peace shall they add to thee. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thy heart: So shalt thou find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 31. Envy thou not the oppressor and choose none of his ways. For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous. The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Pr. 10. 2. Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. 9. He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. 25. As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 29. The way of the Lord is strength to the upright but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity. The righteous

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shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

Pr. 11. 17. The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh. The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward. As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death. They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord: but such as are upright in their way are his delight. Though hand join in hand the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. 31. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Pr. 13.6. Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way but wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 21. Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous, good shall be repaid. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children: and the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the just.

Pr. 14. 30. A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones. 34. Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.

Pr. 21. 21. He that followeth after righteousness and mercy, findeth life, righteousness, and honor.

Pr. 28. 18. Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved; but he that is perverse in his way shall fall at once.

Is. 33. 15. He that walketh righteously, and speaketh uprightly; he that despiseth the gain of oppressions, that shaketh his hands from holding of bribes, that stoppeth his ears from hearing of blood, and shutteth his eyes from seeing evil; He shall dwell on high: his place of defence shall be the munitions of rocks: bread shall be given him; his waters shall be sure.

Is. 58. 6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke? Is it not to deal thy bread to the

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