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If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable, and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words; then, &c. I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth.-Isa. lviii. 13, 14.

Bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem: neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work; but hallow ye the sabbath day, &c.Jer. xvii. 21, 22. 24. 27. I gave them my sabbaths, to be a sign between me and them, &c.Ezek. xx. 12. 20, 21.


Hear this, O ye that swallow up the needy, &c. saying, When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell corn? and the sabbath, that we may set forth wheat?-Amos viii, 4, 5.

Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn, and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said to him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungered, &c. and how that on the sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? &c. If ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day, &c. What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it shall fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and let it out? Wherefore, it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.-Matt. xii. 1—13. Luke vi. 1, &c. xiii. 14


The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: there

fore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.-Mark ii. 27, 28.

Very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre, at the rising of the sun, &c.-Mark xvi. 2, &c. Luke xxiv. 1, &c.

Jesus, &c. as his custom was, went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read; and there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah.—Luke iv. 16. 31.

Ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken (or without breaking the law): are ye angry with me because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? -John vii. 22, 23.

Then the same day, at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, and stood in the midst, and saith to them, Peace, &c. And after eight days again (or in eight days) his disciples were within, &c. came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.-John xx. 19. 26.

Paul reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks, &c.-Acts xviii. 4.

Paul, &c. abode at Troas seven days: and upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow, and continued his speech until midnight, &c. when he, &c. had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, he departed.-Acts xx. 6-8. 11.

Upon the first day of the week, let every one of you lay by him in store as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.— 1 Cor. xvi. 2.

For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise; And

God did rest the seventh day from all his works, &c. If Jesus (or Joshua) had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day; there remaineth therefore a rest (or a sabbath) to the people of God, &c.-Heb. iv. 4-9.

I John, &c. was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, &c.—Rev. i. 9, 10.



Ir thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. -Exod. xxii. 25.


increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor. -Prov. xxviii. 8.

I have neither lent on usury, nor men have lent to me on usury, yet every one of them doth curse me.— Jer. xv. 10.

If a man be just, &c. and hath not oppressed any, &c. hath given his bread to the hungry, &c. hath not given forth upon usury, nor taken increase.—Ezek. xviii. 5. 7, 8. 12, 13.

Thou hast taken usury and increase, and thou hast greedily gained of thy neighbours by extortion.Ezek. xxii. 12.



And if thy brother be waxen poor, OF ENVY, WRATH, HATRED, MALICE, and fallen into decay with thee, then thou shalt relieve him, &c. Take thou no usury of him, or increase but fear thy God, that thy brother may live with thee. Thou shalt not give him thy money upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for increase.Levit. xxv. 35-37.

Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury. Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury, but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury, &c.-Deut. xxiii. 19, 20.

When the Jews were low, and borrowed money of each other to buy corn, and for necessary uses, and took mortgages of their lands, and sold their sons and daughters each to other for it then Nehemiah rebuked them for this usury, and further tells them, That he and his brethren might exact of them money and corn, and prays them to leave off this usury, -Neh. v.

Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? &c. He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent.-Ps. xv. 1, 5.

He that by usury and unjust gain

ABRAHAM said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdsmen and thy herdsmen, for we be brethren, &c. If thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; if thou depart to the right, then I will go to the left.-Gen. xiii. 8, 9.

When Rachel saw that she bare Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said unto Jacob, &c.— Gen. xxx. 1,2.

When Joseph's brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him, &c. they hated him yet the more for his dreams, &c. his brethren envied him: but his father observed the saying. They conspired to slay him.Gen. xxxvii. 4. 8. 11. 18.

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thy heart, &c. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people.-Levit. xix. 17, 18.

When Eldad and Medad had prophesied in the camp, Joshua desired Moses to forbid them: Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? Would God that all the Lord's peo

ple were prophets !-Numb. xi. 27 -29.

When the women in their song had ascribed to Saul his thousands, and to David his ten thousands, Saul was very wrath, and said, &c. What can he have more but the kingdom? And Saul eyed David from that day forward, &c. became his enemy continually, and would have killed him.-1 Sam. xviii. 6-11. xix. 1.

Ahab so sorely discontented and displeased with Naboth, that he would not eat bread, &c. and that because he could not have the vineyard.1 Kings xxi. 1-4.

Haman went forth joyful, and with a glad heart; but when Haman saw Mordecai in the king's gate, that he stood not up, nor moved for him, he was full of indignation against Mordecai, &c. And having told his friends of his glory, &c. yet (said he) all this availeth me nothing, so long as I see Mordecai the Jew sitting in the king's gate.-Esth. v. 9—13.

Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity: for they shall soon be cut down, &c. fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass, &c. Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.-Ps. xxxvii. 1, 2. 7-9.

As for me, my feet were almost gone, &c. for I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.-Ps. lxxiii. 2-4.

They envied Moses also in the camp, and Aaron the saint of the Lord.-Ps. cvi. 16.

Strive not with a man without cause; if he hath done thee no harm: envy thou not the oppressor (or man of violence), and choose none of his ways. Prov. iii. 30—32.

Hatred stirreth up strifes.-Prov.

x. 12.

Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox, and hatred therewith.-Prov. xv. 17.

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The forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.-Prov. xxx. 33.

I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour.-Eccles. iv. 4.

Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see and be ashamed for their envy at (or toward) thy people: yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.— Isa. xxvi. 11.

Therefore as I live, saith the Lord God, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy, which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them (or to them).Ezek. xxxv. 11.

Pilate said to the Jews, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called Christ; for he knew that for envy they had delivered him.-Matt. xxvii. 17, 18.

John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife: therefore Herodias had a quarrel (or an inward grudge) against him, and would have killed him.— Mark vi. 18, 19. 24.

The patriarchs moved with envy, sold Joseph into Egypt.-Acts vii. 9.

And when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and spoke against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming.-Acts xiii. 45.

Being filled with all, &c. maliciousness, full of envy, murder, &c.— Rom. i. 29.

If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them.-Rom.

Let not thine heart envy sinners, xi. 14.

Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting, &c. not in strife and envying, &c.-Rom. xiii. 13.

It hath been declared unto me, &c. that there are contentions among you. -1 Cor. i. 11.

Ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envyings, and strife, and divisions (or factions), are ye not carnal?-1 Cor. iii. 3.

Charity envieth not.-1 Cor. xiii. 4. In malice be ye children, but in understanding be men. 1 Cor. xiv. 20.

The sorrow of the world worketh death.-2 Cor. vii. 10.

I fear, lest when I come among you, I shall not find you such as I would, &c. lest there be debates, envyings, wraths, strifes, backbitings, whisperings, swellings, tumults, &c. -2 Cor. xii. 20.

Now the works of the flesh are, &c. hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, envies, murders, &c. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.-Gal. v. 19-21. 26.

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.-Eph. iv. 31.

Some indeed preach Christ even out of envy and strife, &c. Of contention, not sincerely, supposing to add affliction to my bonds.-Phil. i. 15, 16.

Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.-Phil. ii. 3.

Let your moderation be known unto all men: the Lord is at hand, &c. I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.-Phil. iv. 11.

But now you also put off all these, anger, wrath, malice, &c. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them.-Col. iii. 8. 19.

Doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, &c. Godli

ness with contentment is great gain. 1 Tim. vi. 4-6. Titus iii. 9.

For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, &c. living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another. -Titus iii. 3.

Be content with such things as ye have; for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.-Heb. xiii. 5.

Let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.-James i. 19, 20.

The tongue is a little member, &c. a fire; a world of iniquity, &c. setteth on fire the course of nature, &c. an unruly evil, full of deadly poison, &c. Who is a wise man, and endued with knowledge amongst you? Let him shew out of a good conversation his works, with meekness of wisdom: but if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, &c. This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual (or natural), devilish: for where envy and strife is, there is confusion (or tumults, or unquietness), and every evil work.-James iii. 5, 6. 8. 13—16.

Grudge not (or grieve not) one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned.-James v. 9.

Wherefore, laying aside all malice, &c. and envyings, and all evil speakings, &c.-1 Pet. ii. 1.

Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. -1 John iii. 15.

If any man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?-1 John iv. 20.




BECAUSE God accepted of Abel's offering, and had not respect unto Cain and his offering, Cain rose up


against his brother Abel, and slew throwing a stone, &c. or with an hand him. And the Lord said, &c. What weapon of wood, wherewith he may hast thou done? the voice of thy bro- die, and he die, he is a murderer: the ther's blood crieth unto me from the murderer shall surely be put to death, ground. And now art thou cursed &c. If he thrust him of hatred, or from the earth, which hath opened hurl at him by laying of wait, that he her mouth to receive thy brother's die; or in enmity smite him with his blood from thy hand, &c. And La- hand, that he die, he that smote him mech said unto his wives, &c. I have shall surely be put to death, for he is slain a man to my wounding, and a a murderer, &c. But if he thrust him young man to my hurt. If Cain shall suddenly without enmity, or have cast be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech upon him any thing without lying in seventy and sevenfold. Gen. iv. 4 wait, or with any stone wherewith a —6. 8. 10, 11. 23, 24. man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm; then the congregation shall judge, and deliver the slayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, &c. The murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses; but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Moreover, ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, but he shall be surely put to death, &c. So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are; for blood, it defileth the land, and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein (or there can be no expiation for the land), but by the blood of him that shed it.-Numb. xxxv. 16, &c. Deut. xix. 4-6. 10-13. Exod. xxi. 12-15.

Your blood of your lives will I require, at the hand of every beast will I require it; and at the hand of man, at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.-Gen. ix. 5, 6. Because Jacob had gotten his father's blessing, Esau hated him. And Esau said in his heart, The days of mourning for my father are at hand, then will I slay my brother Jacob. Gen. xxvii. 41.

Joseph's brethren hated him, and conspired against him to slay him. Gen. xxxvii. 4. 11. 18.

Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitions. O my soul, come not thou into their secret, &c. For in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will, &c. cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath for it was cruel.-Gen. xlix. 5-7. xxxiv. 25, &c. Thou shalt not kill.-Exod. xx. 13. He that smiteth a man, so that he die, he shall be surely put to death, &c.

If a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour to slay him with guile, thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die. — Exod. xxi. 12-14. Levit. xxiv. 17.

If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him, &c.Exod. xxii. 2, 3.

If he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, &c. or with

When David had met with Saul (who was pursuing his life) upon an advantage in the cave, and might have slain him, and was moved thereto; yet he refused, and said, The Lord avenge me; but mine hand shall not be upon thee.-1 Sam. xxiv. 12, 13. xxvi. 9–11.

David's murder of Uriah, and judgments from God on David's house for it.-2 Sam. xi. xii.

The murdering of Naboth threatened and punished upon Ahab's house. -1 Kings xxi. xxii. 38.

Surely at the commandment of the Lord came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, &c. and for the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood,

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