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mandments, contain in it many sins o: if not only conceive ed in the heart, but breaks forth in words and actions Þ, scandalize others


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nor-1 Kings xi. 9. And the Lord his own luits, and enticed. v. 25. was angry with Solomon, because Then, when luft hath conceived, it his heart was turned from the Lord bringeth forth sin; and fin, when God of Israel, who had appeared it is finished, bringeth forth death. unto him twice, v. 10. And bad Mat. v. 28 'But I say unto you, that commanded him concerning this whosoever is angry with his brother thing, that he should not go after without a cause, shall be in danger other gods: but he kept not that of the judgment: and whosoever which the Lord commanded. shall say to his brother, Raca, Mall

Col. iii. 5. Mortify therefore be in danger of the council: but your members which are upon the whosoever shall say, Thou fool, earth; foroication, uncleanness, in. Thall be in danger of hell-fire. Mic. ordinate affection, evil concupiscence, ii. 1. Wo unto them that devise iand covetousness, which is idolatry. niquity, and work evil upon their 1 Tim. vi, 10 For the love of mo beds; when the morning is light, ney is the root of all evil : which they practise it, because it is in the while some coveted after, they have power of their hand. erred from the faith, and pierced 9 Mat. xviii. 7. Wo to the world themselves through with many for- because of offences; for it must needs rows. Prov. v. 8. Remove thy way be that offences come: but wo to far from her, and 'cume not nigh that man by whom the offence com. the door of her house : v.9. Lest eth, Rom. ii. 23. Thou that makest thou give thine honour unto others, thy boast of the law, through breakand thy years unto the cruel. v. 10. ing the law, dishonourelt thou God? Lelt strangers be filled with thy v. 24. For the name of God is blafwealth, -V. 11. And thou mourn phemed among the Gentiles through at the lat, when thy flesh and thy you, as it is written. body are consumed, v. 12. And q Deut. xxii. 22. If a man be fay, How have I hated instruction, found lying with a woman married and my heart despised reproof? Prov. to an husband, then they shall both vi. 32. But whoso committech adul- of them die, both the man that lay tery with a woman, lacketh under. with the woman, and the woman : standing: he that doth it, deltroy so shalt thou put away evil from Ifeth his own soul. v. 33. A wound rael. Compared with v. 28. If a and dishonour Mall he get, Josh. man find a damsel that is a virgin vii. 21. When I saw among the which is not betrothed, and lay hold spoils a goodly Babylonish garment on her, and ly with her, and they and two hundred fhekels of silver, be found: v. 29. Then the man and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels that lay with her, shall give to the weight, then I coveted them, and damsel's father fifty Shekels of filver. took them.

and she snall be his wife, because he Jam, i. 14. But every man is hath humbled her; he may not put tempted when he is drawn away of her away all his days. Prox. vi. 32.


means s, mercies t, judgments o, light of nature w, conviction of conscience t, public or private admoniti

on ý But whoso committeth adultery with yet have ye not returned unto me, a woman, lacketh understanding : faith the Lord. v. 8. I have smitten he that doth it, destroyeth his own you with blasting, and mildew : loul. v. 33. A wound and dishonour when your gardeos and vineyards, Thall he get, and his reproach thall and your fig trees, and your olive. not be wiped away. v. 34. Por jea. trees increased, the palmer-worm lousy is the rage of a man; therefore devoured them: yet have ye not rehe will not spare in the day of ven- turned unto me, faith the Lord. v. geance. v. 35. He will not regard 10. I have sent among you the pefany ransom: neither will be relt tilence after the manner of Egypt : content, though thou givest many your young men have I llain with gifts.

the sword, and have taken away s Mat xi.21. Wo unto thee Cho- your houses, and I have made the ražin, wo unto thee Bethfaida : for stink of your camps' to come up unif the mighty works wbich were to your nostrils : yet have ye pot sedone in you, had been done in Tyre turned unto me, faith the Lord. v. and Sidon, they would have repent. 11. I have overthrown fome of you, ed long ago in fackcloth and alhes, as God overthrew Sodom and Gov. 22. But I say unto you, It shall morrah, and ye were as a fire-brand be more tolerable for Tyre and Si- pluckt out of the burning: yet have don at the day of judgment than for ye not returned unto me, faith the you. v. 23. And thou Capernaum, Lord. Jer. v.-3. O Lord, are not which art exalted unto heaven, shalt thine eyes upon the truth? thou be brought down to hel!: for if the haft Itricken them, but they have mighty works which have been done not grieved; thou hast consumed in thee, had been done in Sodom, them, but they have refused to reit would have remained until this ceive correction; they have made day. v. 24 But I say unto you, that their faces harder than a rock, they it shall be more tolerable for the land bave refused to return, of Sodom.- Juhn xv. 22. If I had w Rom. i. 26. For this cause God not come, and spoken unto them, gave them up unto vile affections: they had not had lin: but now they for even their women did change the have no cloke for their sin.

patural use into that which is againt "Ifa. i. 3. The ox knoweth his nature : v. 27. and likewise also owner, and the ass his malter’s crib: tke men, leaving the natural use of but Israel doth not know, my peo- the woman, burned in their luit ple doth not consider. Deut. xxxii. one toward another, men with mer 6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, working that which is unfeemly, foolish people and unwise? is not and receiving in themselves that re. he thy father that hath bought compence of their error which was thee? hath he not made thee, and meet. eltablished thee.

* Rom. i. 32. Who knowing the v Amos iv. 8. So two or three ci- judgment of God, that they who ties wandered unto one city, to drink commit such things are worthy of water; but they were not satisfied; death) not only do the same, but

on y, censures of the church z, civil punishments a; and our prayers, purposes, promises b, vows c covenants de and engagements to God or men e: if done deliberate


have pleasure in them that do them. and burst thy bands, and thou faidit, Dan. v. 22. And thou his son, o I will not tranfgress: when upun eBelshazzar, halt nor humbled thine very high hill, and under every heart though thou koewelt all this. green tree thou wanderest, playing Tic. iii. 10. A man that is an here. the harlot. Jer. xlii. 5 Then they tic, 'after the firit and fecond ad- faid to Jeremiah, The Lord he & monition, reje&t: v. Ir. Knowing true and faithful witness between us, that he that is such, is fubverted, if we do not even according to all and Goneth, being condemned of things for which the Lord thy God himself.

shall send thee to us. v. 6. When y Prov. xxix 1. He that being of ther it be good, or whether it be eten reproved, hardeneth his neck, vil, we will obey the voice of the thall suddenly be destroyed, and Lord our God, to whom we tená that without remedy.

thee:-V. 20. For

ye dissembled in { Tit. iii. 10. A man that is an your hearts, when ye sent me uoto heretic, after the first and second the Lord your God, faying, Pray admonition, rejed. Mat. xviii. 17. for us unto the Lord our God, and and if he shall negle& to hear them, according unto all that the Lord var tell it-unto the church : but if he God will tay, so deciare uoto us, and neglect to hear the church, let him we will do it. v 21. and now I be unto thee as an heathon mán, and have this day declared it to you, but a publican.

ye have not obeyed the voice of the a Prov. xxvii. 22. Though thou Lord your God, nor any thing for shouldlt bray a tool in a mortar a the which he hath sent me unto you. mong wheat with a peltil, yet will 6 Eccl v. 4. When thou voweit not his foolishness depart from him. a vow unto God, defer not to pay Prov. xxiii. 35. They have stricken it; for he hath no pleasure in fouis: me, shalt thou say, and I was not pay that which thou halt vowed. p. fick; they have beaten me, and I s Better is it that thou should no felt it not: when shall I awake? I vow, than that thou shouldi vole will seek it yet again.

and not pay v 6. Suffer not us b Psal. Ixxviii. 34. When he flew mouth to cause thy flesh to fin : 00:them, then they fought him: and ther say thou before the angel, dat they returned and enquired early it was an error: wherefore should after God. v. 35. and they remem. God be angry at thy voice, and «e.. bred that God was their rock, and Aroy the work of thine hands) Prika the high God their redeemer XX 25. It is a fnare to the man von 36. Nevertheless, they did facter devoureth that which is holy: wind him with their mouth, and they lied after vows to make enquiry. unto him with their tongues V. 37 d Lev. xxvi. 25. And I will b: For their heart was not right with a sword upon you, that shall ave";4 him, neither were they stedfalt in the quarrel of my covenant:his covenant. Jer. ii. 20. For of

e Prov, ii. 17. Which for:: ::

ald Rime I have broken hy wake

ly f, wilfully g; presumptuously b, impudently i, boastinglyk, maliciously l, frequently m, obstinately n, with

d'elight og continuance p, or relapsing after repentance 9.

4. From

the guide of her youth, and forget- I will remember his deeds which he teth the covenant of her God. Ezek. doth prating against us with malicixvii. 18. Seeing he despised the oath ous words : by breaking the covenant (when lo, m Num. xiv, 22. Because all those he had given his hand) and hath men who have seen my glory, and done all these things, he shall not my miracles which I did in Egypt escape. v. 19. Therefore thus faith and in the wilderness, and have the Lord God, As I live, surely tempted me now these ten times,and mine oath that he hath despised, and have not hearkened to my voice. my covenant that he hath broken, n Zech. vii. 11. But they refused even it will I recompeace apon his to hearken, and pulled away the own head.

shoulder, and stopped their ears, s Pfal. xxxvi. 4. He deviseth mif- that they should not bear. y. 12. chief upon his bed, he fetteth him. Yea, they made their hearts as an self in a way that is not good; he adamant (tone, left they should hear abhorreth not evil.

the law, and the words which the & Jer. vi. 16. Thus faith the Lord, Lord of holls. hath sent in his Spirit Stand ye in the ways and fee, and ask by the former prophets : theretore for the old paths, where is the good came a great wrath froni the Lord way, and walk therein, and ye shall of hofts. find rest for your souls : but they o Prov; ii. 14. Who rejoice to do said, We will not walk therein. evil, and delight in the frowardaess

h Num. v. 30. But the soul that of the wicked. doth ought presumptuously, (whe p lfa. lvii. 17. For the iniquity of ther he be born in the land, or a his covetousness was I wroth, and stranger) the same reproacheth the fmote him; I bid me, and was wroth, Lord; and that coul shall be cut off and he went on frowardly in the way from among his people. Exod xxi. of his heart. 14. But if a man come presumptu. 9 Jer. xxxiv. 8. This is the word ously upon his neighbour, to Nay him that came unto Jeremiah from the with guile; thou thalt take him from Lord, after that the king Zedekiah mine altar, that he may die. had made a covenant with all the

i Jer.iii. 3. Therefore the showers people which were at Jerusalem, to have been with-holden, and there proclaim liberty unto them: v.9. hath been no latter rain, and thou That every man should let his man. hadít a whore's forehead, thou re- servant, and every man his maidfusedst 10 be ashamed. Prov. vii. 13. fervart, being an Hebrew, or an So she caught him and kissed him, Hebrewels, go free, that none should and with an impudent face faid un terve himself of them, to wit, of a to him.

Jew his brother, v. 10. Now when k Pfal. lii. 1. Why boasteft thou all the princes, and all the people thyself in mischief, O mighty man? which had entered into the cove13 Joha 1o. Wherefore it I come, nant, heard that every one should



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let his man servant, and every one 1 Ezek. xxiii. 37. That they have his maid-Servant go free, that none committed adultery, and blood is fhould serve themselves of them any in their hands, and with their idols more, then they obeyed and let them have they comnaitred adultery, -v. go. v. 11. But afterwards they turn. 38. Moreover, this they have done ed, and caused the servants and the unto me: they have defiled my fanchand-maids, whom they had let go tuary in the fame day, and have free, to return, and brought them profaned my sabbaths. v 39 For into fubje&ion for servants and for when they had Nain their children hand-maids. 2 Pet. ii. 20. For if at to their idols, then they came the ter they have escaped the pollutions fame day into my fanctuary to proof the world through the knowledge fane it; and lo, thus have they done of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in the midst of my house. they are again intangled therein, and v lfa. Iviii. 3. Wherefore have we overcome; the latter end is worse fasted, say they, and thou seest not? with them than the beginning. vi wherefore have we amicted our soul, 21. For it had been better for them and thou takest no knowledge? Benot to have known the way of righ. hold, in the day of your falt you teoufness, than after they have find pleasure, and exact all your laknown it, to turn from the holy com- bours. v. 4. Behold, ye falt for strife mandment delivered unto them. v. and debate, and to smite with the 22. But it is happened unto them fist of wickedness, ye hall not fait according to the true proverb, The as ye do this day, to make your dog is turned to his own vomit ac voice to be heard on high.' v. 5. Is gain; and, The fow that was wash- it such a fait that I have chosen? a ed to her wallowing in the mire. day for a man to afiliat his soul? Is

r 2 Kings v. 26. And he said un- it to bow down his head as a bulrush, tò hin, Gehazi, Went not mine and to spread fackcloth and alhes heart with thee, when the man turn. under him? Wilt thou call this a ed again from his chariot to meet fast, and an acceptable day to the thee? Is it a time to receive money, Lord? Numb. x98.6 And behold, and to receive garments, and olive one of the children of Israel came yards, and vineyards, and sheep, and brought unto his brethren a and oxen, and men-fervants, and Midianitish woman in the right of maid-servants ?

Moses, and in the fight of all the | Jer. vii. 10. And come and stand congregation of the children of Ifbefore me in this house which is cal. rael, wbo were weeping before the led by my name, and fay, We are door of the tabernacle of the condelivered to do all these abominati- gregation. v.7. and when Phineons. Ja, xxvi. 10, Let favour be has the son of Eleazer, the son of fewed to the wicked, yet will he Aaron the prieft, faw it, he rose up not learn righteoufness : in the land from amongt the congregation, and of uprightness will be deal unjustly, took a javelin in his hand. and will not behold the majesty of w i Cor xi. 20. When ye come the Lord.

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