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and writing x; by an holy profession y, and answerable converfation z, to the glory of God a, and the good of ourselves b, and others c.

Q. 113. What are the fins forbidden in the third commandment?

4. The fins forbidden in the third commandment are, the not using of God's name as is required d; and the abuse of it in an ignorant e, vain f, irreverent, profane g, superstitious h,


* Psal. cii. 18. This shall be writ. cursed them already, because you tep for the generation to come : and do not lay it to heart. the people which shall be created, e Acts xvii. 23. For as I passed by, shall praise the Lord.

and beheld your devotions, I foued : o Pet, iii. 15. But fan&tify the an altar with this inscription, ro Lord God in your hearts: and be THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom ready always to give an answer to therefore ye ignorantly worship, every man that alketh you a reason him declare I unto you. of the hope that is in you, with f Prov. xxx. 9. Left I be full, and njeekness and fear. Micah. iv. 5. For deny thee, and say, who is the all people will walk every one in the Lord ? or lest I be poor, and steal, name of his god, and we will walk and take the name of my God in in the name of the Lord our God vaio. for ever and ever.

& Mal, i. 6. A son honoureth his 2 Phil. i, 27. Only let your con: father, and a servant his master: if, versation be such as becometh the then I be à father, where is mine gospel of Christ :

honour? and if I be a master, where as Cor. x. 31. Whether therefore is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts ye eat or drink, or whatsoever unto you, O priests, that despise my do, do all to the glory of God. name : and ye say, Wherein have,

· 6 Jer. xxxii. 39. And I will give we despised thy name? v.7. Ye of. them one heart, and one way, that fer polluted

fer polluted bread upon mine altar ; they may fear me for ever, for the and ye say, Wherein have we pol.. good of them, and of their children luted thee? in that ye fay, The taafter them.

ble of the Lord is contemptible., v. CI Pet. ii. 12. Having your con 12. But, ye have profaned it, in that versation honest among the Gentiles : ye fay, The table of the Lord is polthat whereas they speak against you. Juted, and the fruit thereof, even his as evil doers, they may by your good meat is contemptible. Mal. iii. 14. works which they Mall behold, glo. Ye have said, it is vain to serve God; rify God in the day of vilitation. and what profit is it, that we have

113. d Mal. ii. 2. If you will not kept his ordinance, aod that we hear, and if you will not lay it to - have walked mourefully before the heart, to give glory unto my name, Lord of hosts? faith the Lord of Hoits, I will even b 1 Sam. iv. 3. And when the peo. fend a curse upon you, and I will ple were come into the camp, the curse your blellings : yea, I have elders of Israel said, Wherefore back




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i 2 Kings xvii. 30. Neither let Hethe hand of our enemy:

V. 4. So zekiah make you trust in the Lord, the people sent to Shiloh, that they saying, the Lord will surely deliver might bring from thense the ark us, and this city shall not be deliver. of the covenant of she Lord of holts, ed into the hand of the king of af who dwelleth between the cheru. Syria. V. 35. Who are they among bims: and the twa fons of Eli, all the gods of the countries, that Hophni and Phipebas, were there, have delivered their country out of with the ark of the covenant of God. mine hand, that the Lord should 5. 5. And when the ark of the cove: deliver Jerusalem out of mine hand? nant of the Lord came into the camp, Exod. v. 2. 'And Pharaoh said, who all Israel houted with a great shout, is the Lord, that I should obey his so that the earth rang agaio. jer. vii. voice, to let Israel go? I know not 4. Trust ye not in lying words, fay. the Lord, neither will I let Israel ga. ing, Tlie temple of the Lord, the Psal. cxxxix. 20. For they speak atemple of the Lord, the temple of gainst thee wickedly, and thine enethe Lord are these. v.9. Will ye mies take thy name in vain. steal, murder, and commit adultery, & Psal. I. 16. But unto the wicked and swear falfy; and burn incense God faith, What halt thou to do to unto Baal, and walk after other declare my statutes ? or that thou gods whom ye know nor; V. 10. shouldst take my covenant in the And come and stand before me in mouth? v. 170 Seeing thou hatest this house, which is called by my instruction, and caftest my words pame, and say, We are delivered to behind thee. do all these abominations ? v, 14: Isa, v. 1 2. and the harp and the Therefore will I do unto this house viol, the tabret and pipe, and wine which is called by my name, where are in their feasts ; but they regard in ye trust, and unto the place which not the work of the Lord, neither I gave to you, and to your fathers, consider the operation of his hands. as I have done to Shiloh. y. 31. Apd 7 2 Kings xix. 22. Whom haft they have built the high places of thou reproached and blasphemed? Tochet, which is in the valley of and against whom halt thou exalt. the son of Hinnom, to burn their ed thy voice, and lift up thine eyes fons and daughters in the are, which on high ? even against the holy One I commanded them not, neither of Israel. Lev. xxiv. 11. and the lí. came it into my heart. Col. ii. 20. raelitish woman's foo blasphemed Wherclore if ye be dead with Christ the name of the Lord, and cursed: from the rudiments of the world and they brought him unto Moses. why as tough living in the world, » Zech. v. 4. I will bring it forth, page ye subject to ordinances ? v, 21. faith the Lord of hosts, and it fall


all sinful cursings o, oaths p, vows q, and lots r; vio. lating of our oaths and vows, if lawful si and fulfilling


enter into the house of the thief, and that they would neither cat nor into the house of him that sweareth drink till they had killed Paul. fally by my nanie: and it shall re 14. And they came to the chief main in the midst of his house, and priests and elders, and said, We: fhall coafume it, with the timber have bound ourselves under a great thereof, and the stones thereof. curse, that we will eat nothing up Zech, viii. 17. And let none of you til we have llain Paul. imagine evil in your hearts against pe Esth. iii. 7. In the firft month your neighbour, and love no false (that is, the month Nisau) in the oath: for all these are things that I twelfth year of King a hasuerus, they hate, faith the Lord.

cast Pur, that is, the lot, before Haot Sam. xvii. 43. And the Phili, man, from day to day, and from stine faid unto David, Am I a dog, month to month, to the twelfthe that thou comeft to me with staves? month, that is the month Adar, and the Philistine cursed David by Elhi ix. 24. Because Haman the his gods. 2 Sam. xvi. 5. And when son of Hamedatha, the Agagite, the . king David came to Bahurim, be. enemy of all the Jews, had devised hold, thence came out a man of the against the Jews to destroy them, family of the house of Saul, whose and had caft Pur, (that is, the lot) name was Shimei the son of Gerar, to consume them, and to destroy he came forth, and curled still as he them. Psal. xxii. 18. They part my came.

garments among them, and cast ľ Jer. v. 7. How shall I pardon lots upon my velture, thee for this: thy children have for Psal. xxiv. 4. He that hath clean faken nie, and fworn by them that hands, and a pure heart; who hath are no gods : when I had fed them not lift up his soul unto vanity, nor to the full, they then coinmitted a. sworn deceitfully. Ezek. xvii. 16. AS dultery, and assen.wled themselves I live, faith the Lord God, surely in by troops in the harlots houses. Jer, the place where the king dwelleth, xxiii. 10. For the land is full of ai that mide him king, whose oath he dulteries, for because of swearing despised, and whose covenant he the land mourneth: the pleasant brake, even with him, in the midst. places of the wilderness are dried of Babylon he fall die. v. 18. See-! up, and their course is evil, and ing he despised the oath, by breakas their force is not rigtit.

ing the covenant, (when lo, he had. 9 Deat. xxiii. 18. Thou shalt not given his hand) and hath done alf bring the hire of a whore, or the these things, he shall not eseape. Ve price of a dog into the house of the 9. Therefore thus faith the Lord.. Lord thy God for any vow : for e. God, As I live, curely mine oathi ven both these are abomination un that he hath despised, and my cur to the Lord thy God. Acts xxiii. 12. venant that he hath broken, even And when it was day, certain of the it will I recompense upon his own Jews bapded together, and bound head. themselves under a carle, saying,



them, if of things unlawful t; murmuring and quarreling at v, curious prying into w, and misapplying of God's de. crees x, and providences y: misinterpreting z, misapplying a, or any way perverting the word, or any part of it b, co pro.


1 Mark vi. 26. And the king was uprighteous who taketh vengeance? exceeding sorry, yet' for his oathi's I speak as a man. V..7. For if the fake, and for their fakes who sat truth of God hath more abounded with him, he would not reject her, through my lie unto his glory, why i Sam xxv. 32. So and more also do yet am I also judged as a lioner? God unto the enemies of David, if I Rom, vi. 1. What fall we say then? leave of all that percain to bim, by shall we continue in fin, that grace the morning light, any that pisseth may abound? God forbid. against the wall.

V. 32. And David , Eccl. viii, 11. Because sentence said to Abigail, Bleffed be the Lord' against an evil work is tot executed God of Israel who sent thee this day speedily; therefore the heart of the to meet me : v. 33. and sons of men is fully set in them to do thy advice, and blessed be thou who' evil. Eccl. ix. z. This is an evil hast kept me this day from coming among all things that are done up. to shed blood, and from avenging der the sun, that there is one event myself with mine own hand. v.34. unto all: Yea, also the heart of the For in very deed, as the Lord God sons of men is full of evil, and made of Israel liveth, who hath kept meness is in their heart while they live, back from hurting thee, except thou and after that, they go to the dead. hadft halted and come to meet me, Psal, xxix. Throughout. I said, I surely there had not been left unto will take heed to my 'ways, that I Nabal, by the morning light, any fin not with my tongue.that pifseth against the wall.

z Mat. v. 21. To the end. (See v Rom. ix. 14. What shall we Quest. 99. letter o.) fay then? Is there unrighteousness a Ezek. xiii. 22. Because with with God? God forbid. v. 19. lies ye have made the heart of the

Thou wilt say then unto me, Why righteous fad, whom I have not doth he yet find fault? for who made fad, and frengthened the hath resifted his will ? v. 20. Nay, hands of the vicked, that he thould hut, Oman, who art thou that re not return from his wicked way, by pliest against God? shall the thing promising him life. formed say to him that formed it, bo 2 Pet. ii. 16. As also in all bis. Why halt thou made me thus ? epifles, speaking in them of thefe

w Deur. xxix. 29. The secret things : in which are fome things things belong unto the Lord our hard to be understood, which they ood, bur those things which are that are unlearned and unstable revealed belong unto us and to our wrest, as they do also the other child: en for ever, that we may da scriptures, unto their own deftruci. all the words of this law.

on. Mat. xxii. 24. to the 31. Saying, * Rom. jii. 5. But if our unrich. Master, Mofes faid, if á man die, xeoufveis commend the righteousness having no children, his brother shall of God; what shall we say? is God marry his wife, and raise up feed

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fane jests c, curious and unprofitable questions, vain janglings, or the maintaining of false doctrines d; abuling it, the creatures, or any thing contained under the name of God, to charms e, or linful lufts and practices f; the malign


unto his brother. v. 25. Now there words, whereof cometh envy, strife, were with 17 feven brethren, and railings, evil surmilings, v. 5, Pere

the first-vi 28. Therefore in the verse disputings of men of corrupt - refurrection, whose wife shall she be minds, and destitute of the truth,

of the feven? for they all had her. supposing that gain is godliness : V. 29. Jefus answered and said unto from such withdraw thyself. v. 20 them, Ye do err, not knowing the o Timothy, keep that which is comScriptures, nor thë power of God, mitted to thy trust, avoiding profane V. 30. For in the refurrection - and vain bablings, and oppositions

c Isa. xxii. 13. And behold, joy, of science, fallly fo called. 2 Tim. and gladness, laying oxen and kil. ii. 14. Of these things put then in ling theep, eating flesh, and drinking remembrance, charging them before wise ; let us cat and drink, for to the Lord, that they strive not about morrow we shall die. Jer. xliii. words, to no profit, but to the 34. And as for the prophet, ard fubverting of the hearers the priest, and the people that shall 9. Sur avoid foolish questions, and say, The burden of the Lord, I will genealogies, and contentions, and even punish that roan and his house. strivings about the law; for they V. 36. And the burden of the Lordare unprofitable, and vaio. thall ye mention no more: for every

e Deut. xviü. 1o, il, 12, 13, 14. man's word' thall be his burden; There shall not be found among you for ye have perverted the words of any one that maketh his fou or his the living God, of the Lord of hofls daughter to pass through the fire, our God. 38. But fith ye say, or that useth divination, or an obThe burden of the Lord; therefore server of times, or an inchanter, or thus faith the Lord, Because ye say a witch, v. 11, Or a charmer, or a this word, The burden of the Lord, consulter with familiar spiriis, or a and I have sent unto you, saying, wizard, or a necromancer. Ye shall not fay, the burden of the For all that do these things are an ' Lord.

abomination into the Lord, &c. d 1 Tim. i. 4. Neither give heed Acts xix. 13. Then certain of the vato fables, and endless genealogies, gabond Jews, exorcists, took upon which minister questions, rather than them to call over them who had egodly edifying, which is in faith : : vil spirits, the name of the Lord Je-. so do, v. 6.From which (faith) fore fus, saying, We adjure you by Je, having swerved, have turned aside fus whom Paul preacheth.' unto vain jangling; v.7, Deliring to be s 2 Tim, vi. 3. For the time will teachers of the law, understanding comie when they will not endure neither what they fay, nor whereof found doctrine; but after their own they afirm. I Tim. vi. 4. He is lusts shall they heap to themselves proud, knowing nothing, but dot- teacbors, having itching cars. 5. 4 ing abort questions and Arifes of ' And they shall turn away their ears


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