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she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.

Mat. 19. 18. Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

Mat. 23. 5. But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Lk. 18. 9. And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publiThe Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.


Rom. 10. 1. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God.

527. Are pride, self-righteousness and boasting offensive to God, and destined to fall?

2 S. 22. 28. The afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down.

Ester 3. 5. And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman

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full of wrath. And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had shewed him the people of Mordecai: where Haman sought to destroy all the Jews that were throughout the whole kingdom of Ashasuerus, even the people of Mordecai.

Ester 7. 9. And Harbonah, one of the chamberlains, said before the king. Behold also the gallows fifty cubits high, which Haman had made for Mordecai, who had spoken good for the king, standeth in the house of Haman. Then the King said, Hang him thereon.

Ps. 12. 3. The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things: Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our lips are our own: who is lord over us? For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the Lord; I wilt set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Ps. 18. 27. For thou wilt save the afflicted people, but will bring down high looks.

Ps. 119. 21. Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

Ps. 138. 6. Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly: but the proud he knoweth afar off.

Pr. 8. 13. Pride and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Pr. 15. 25. The Lord will destroy the house of the proud.

Pr. 16. 5. Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. 18. Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Pr. 18. 12. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honor is humility.

Pr. 25. 27. For men to search their own glory is not glory.

Pr. 27. 2. Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Pr. 29. 23. A man's pride shall bring him low: but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.

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Is. 2. 12. The day of the Lord of hosts shall be upon every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low.

Is. 3. 16. Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet: Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord will discover their secret parts.

Is. 13. 11. I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

Is. 26. 5. He bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; be bringeth it even to the dust.

Is. 65. 5. Which say, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I am holier than thou. These are a smoke in my nose, a fire that burneth all the day.

Dan. 4. 30. The King spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty? While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee: And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

Mat. 6. 1. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth; That thine alms be in secret: and thy

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Father which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men.

Mat. 23. 12. Whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

2 Cor. 10. 12. For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Gal. 5. 26. Let us not be desirous of vain glory.

Ph. 2. 3. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Jam. 4. 6. God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. 16. But now ye rejoice in your boastings: all such rejoicing is evil.

528. What is said of scorners?

Pr. 3. 34. Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Pr. 9. 12. If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it. Pr. 11. 12. He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbor.

Pr. 14. 21. He that despiseth his neighbor sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Pr. 15. 20. A foolish man despiseth his mother. Pr. 19. 29. Judgments are prepared for scorners. Pr. 22. 10. Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea strife and reproach shall cease. Pr. 24. 9. The scorner is an abomination to men. Pr. 29. 8. Scornful men bring a city into a snare; but wise men turn away wrath.

Mat. 28. 10. Take heed that ye despise not one of

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these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

Jam. 2. 1. My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly, a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment: And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool: Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts? Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him? 8. If ye fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself, ye do well. But if ye have respect to persons ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgessors.


529. Is the providence of God universal aud particular?

Ps. 147. 4. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names. 8. Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. 15. He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: his word runneth very swiftly. He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoar-frost like ashes. He casteth forth his ice like morsels: who can stand before his cold? He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.

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