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1 Cor. v. 11. I have written unto you, if any man that is called a brother, be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner, with such an one no not to eat.

Against eating with idolaters at their sacrifices. See I Cor. viii. 4 to 14. Ch. x. 19, 20.

x. 7. Neither be ye idolaters as some of the Jews were. Ver. 14. Flee from idolatry.

2 Cor. vi. 16. What agreement hath the temple of God with idols.

1 John v. 21. Little children keep yourselves from idols.

Idols are vanity. See Isa. xlvi. 1.-xlviii. 5. Ezek. viii. 6. Zech x. 2. Idolatries abominable. 1 Pet. iv. 3. Sacrificing to devils. I Cor. x. 20. Rev. ix. 20.

CLVI. God's judgments upon idolaters. Ps. cvi. 25. They learned the works of the heathen. Ver. 36. And served their idols.

Ver. 40. Therefore was the wrath of the Lord kindled against his people. See Isa. ii. 8, 9. See to ver. 22.

Isa. lvii. 4. Are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood.

Ver. 5. Enflaming yourselves with idols.

Ver. 10. Thou art wearied in the greatness of thy way.

Ver. 12. Thy works shall not profit thee.

Ezek. vi. 5. I will lay the dead carcases of the children of Israel before their idols. Ver. 6, 9, 13.

viii. 10. I saw the idols of Israel pourtrayed upon the wall. Ver. 18. I will deal in fury, mine eye shall not spare. xiv. 3. These men have set up their idols in their heart. Ver. 4. Thus saith the Lord, every man of the house of Israel, that setteth up his idols in his heart, and cometh to the prophet, I the Lord will answer him that cometh according to the multitude of his idols.

Ver. 5. That I may take the house of Israel in their own heart, because they are estranged from me through their idols. Ver. 6, 8, 9. xiv. 36. Thus saith the Lord God, because thy filthiness was poured out, and thy nakedness discovered through thy whoredoms, with thy lovers, and with all the idols of thine abominations.

Ver. 38. I will judge thee as a woman that breaketh wedlock. Ver. 37.

xx. 7. Then said I, defile not yourselves with idols, but they rebelled against me.

Ver. 8. Then said I, I will pour out my fury upon them. See to

ver. 40.

xxii. 3. Thus saith the Lord, the city maketh idols against herself to defile herself.

Ver. 4. Therefore have I made thee a reproach. See Chap. 23d, throughout.

xxxiii. 25. Thus saith the Lord, ye lift up your eyes unto your idols, and shall ye possess the land? See also, ver. 27, 28.

xxxvi. 18. I poured out my fury upon them because of their idols. xliv. 10. Israel went astray from me after their idols. Ver. 12. Therefore have I lift up mine hand against them.

Hos. iv. 17. Ephraim is joined to idols, let him alone.

In the following places, and most of those quoted from Ezek. idola◄ try is reproved and threatened, under the name of whoredom, filthiness and abomination, viz. Hos. i. 2.-ii. 2.-iv. 10, 13.-v. 3. —vi. 10.—ix. 1. Nah. iii. 4. Rev. xvii. 1, 15.-xix. 2. Idolatry to be purged. See Commandment first.

CLVII. Magicians. Exod. 7th, 8th, and 9th Chapters. Dan. ii. 2. Sorcerers. Mal. iii. 5. I will be a swift witness against the sorce


Rev. xxi. 8. Sorcerers shall have their portion in the lake that bur neth with fire and brimstone.

xxii. 15. Without the new Jerusalem are dogs and sorcerers. Isa. xlvii. 9.—lvii. 3. Jer. xxvii. 9, 10. Rev. ix. 21.-xviii. 1. Acts viii. 9. Simon. Acts xiii. 6, 8. Elimas.

CLVIII. Inchanters. Lev. xix. 26. Ye shall not use enchantments, nor observe times.

Numb. xxiii. 23. No enchantment against Jacob, no divination against Israel.

CLIX. Soothsayers. Isa. ii. 6. Thou hast forsaken thy people, the house of Jacob, because they are replenished from the east, and are sooth-sayers like the Philistines, and please themselves in the children of strangers.

Mic. v. 12. Thou shalt have no more soothsayers. Jos. xiii. 22. Dan. ii. 27.-v. 7, 11. Acts xvi. 16.

CLX. Observers of times. Lev. xix. 26. Ye shall not observe times. Deut. xviii. 10. There shall not be found among you an observer of times.

Ver. 14. These nations hearkened to the observers of times, and to diviners, but the Lord thy God hath not suffered thee to do so. Gal. iv. 10. Ye observe days and months, and times, and years. Ver. 11. I am afraid of you lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain. 2 Kings x. 6.

CLXI. Witches. Exod. xxii. 18. Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.

Deut. xviii. 10. There shall not be found among you, one that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an inchanter, or a witch. Ver. 11, 12. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer, for all these things are an abomination to the Lord. See instances. Balaam. Numb. xxiv. 1. Israel. 2 Kings xvii. 17. Isa. xlvii. 9, 12. Manasseh. 2 Kings xxi. 6. Exod. vii. 11. 22. viii. 7, 18. Jer. xxvii. 29.

Gal. v. 20. The works of the flesh are witchcrafts. See 1 Sam. xv. 23. 2 Kings ix. 22. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 6. Mic. v. 12. Nah. iii. 4, 5. CLXII. Wizards. Lev. xix. 31. Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards to be defiled with them.

xx. 6. The soul that turneth after such I will surely cut him off. Isa. viii. 19.

Ver. 27. A wizard shall surely be put to death. Deut. xviii. 14. 1 Sam. xxviii. 3, 9. 2 Kings xxi. 6.-xxiii. 24. Isa. xix. 3.

To which may be added, as breaches of this command. Col. ii. 18. Worshipping of angels. Rev. xix. 10.

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Acts xii. 23. Giving undue honours to men.

xiv. 11. Sacrificing unto men.

1 Cor. x. 20. Sacrificing to devils. Lev. xvii. 7. Col. iii. 5. Covetousness is idolatry.

Phil. iii. 19. Whose god is their belly.

It is called going a whoring. Lev. xvii. 7. Ezek. xvi. 6, 28.-xx. 30. -xxiii. 8, 17, 43. And in many other places as may be observed from the scriptures in the foregoing sections.

CLXIII. Diviners, instances thereof. Numb. xxii. 7. The elders of Moab departed with the rewards of divination in their hand, and came to Balaam.

Ezek. xxi. 21.

The king of Babylon stood to use divination. Deut. xviii. 4. These nations hearkened to diviners. 1 Sam. vi. 2. Ver. 10. There shall not be found among you one that useth divination. Gen. xliv. 5. 1 Sam. xxviii. 8. Acts. xvi. 16.

CLXIV. They are deceivers and false prophets. Jer. xiv. 14. They prophesy unto you a false divination.

xxvii. 9. Hearken not to your diviners, your dreamers, your inchanters, your sorcerers.

Ver. 10. They prophesy a lie unto you.

xxix. 8. Thus saith the Lord of hosts, let not your diviners deceive you, neither hearken to your dreams, which ye cause to be dreamed. Ver. 9. For they prophesy falsely unto you in my name, I have not sent them, saith the Lord. Ezek. xii. 24.-xxi. 29. Mic. iii. 7, 11. Zech. x. 2.-xxii. 28.

CLXV. Threatenings against them. Isa. xliv. 25. The Lord that frustrateth the tokens of liars and maketh diviners mad, that turneth wise men backward, and maketh their knowledge foolishness.

Ver. 26. That confirmeth the word of his servant and performeth the counsel of his messengers.

Ezek. xiii. 9. Mine hand shall be upon the prophets that see vanity, and divine lies. Ver. 23.

CLXVI. Familiar spirits forbidden with threatenings against them, and those that consult them. Lev. xix. 31.-xx. 6, 27. Isa. viii. 19. They were put away by Saul. 1 Sam. xxviii. 3, 9. By Josiah. 2 Kings xxiii. 24. They were consulted by Saul. 1 Sam. xxviii. 7, 8. 1 Chron. x. 13. By Manasseh. 2 Kings xxi. 6. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 6. By the Egyptians. Isa. xix. 3. They mutter and peep out of the dust. Isa.

xxix. 4.


CLXVII. Profaning the name of God. Exod. xx. 7. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. Deut. v. 11.

Lev. xviii. 21. Neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God. Ch. xix. 12.-xx. 3.-xxi. 6.-xxii. 2, 32.

CLXVIII. Swearing falsely. Lev. xix. 12. Ye shall not swear by my name faisely.

Jer. vii. 9. Will ye swear falsely, and come and stand Lefore me

in this house.

Ver. 15. I will cast you out of my sight.

Ver. 23. Because of swearing the land mourneth.

Hos. iv. 2. By swearing and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.

Ver. 3. Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, yea the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. Zech. v. 3. This is the curse that goeth forth, every one that sweareth shall be cut off according to it.

Ver. 4. It shall enter into the house of the thief, and into the house of him that sweareth falsely. And it shall remain in the midst of his house, and shall consume the timber thereof, and the stones thereof. viii. 17. Love no false oath-It is an abomination to the Lord. Mal. iii. 5. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers and adulterers, against false swearers, saith the Lord of hosts. Isa. xlviii. 1. Jer. v. 2, 9. Hos. x. 4. 1 Tim. i. 10. Instance. Matt. xxvi. 72, 74. Lev. v. 1 to 6. False swearers enjoined to make confession, offer sacrifice, Ch. vi. 2 to 6. and to make restitution to those they had injured, CLXIX. Swearing by the creatures. Matt. v. 33. Swear not at all, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by Jerusalem, nor by thy head. Ver. 34, 35, 36. Jam. v. 12. Matt. xxiii. 16 to 22. Instances. Gen. xlii. 15, 16. By the life of Pharaoh.

1 Sam. xx. 3. As thy soul liveth. Ch. xxvi. 26. 2 Sam. xi. 11. CLXX. Swearing by other gods. Jos. xxiii. 7. Neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them.

Jer. v. 7. How shall I pardon thee for this? thy children have forsaken me, and have sworn by them that are no gods. Hos. iv. 15. Amos viii. 14. Zeph. i. 4, 5.

CLXXI. Swearing in common conversation forbidden. Matt. v. 34. Swear not at all, neither by heaven, &c. Ver. 35, 36.

James v. 12. Above all things my brethren swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath, but let your communication be yea, yea, nay, nay, &c.

CLXXII. Swearing to commit sin, or to encourage it. Instances. 1 Sam. xxviii. 10. Saul to the witch of Endor.

Ps. cii. 8. David's enemies.

Acts xxiii. 21. Paul's enemies.

CLXXIII. Rash, unnecessary swearing. Instances. Israel. Judg. xxi. 1 to 18. Saul. 1 Sam. xiv. 24, 39, 45. David, 1 Sam. xxv. 22. Joab. 2 Sam. xix. 7. Herod. Mark vi. 23.

CLXXIV. The positive part of this commandment, God only is to be sworn by. Deut. vi. 13. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God and serve him, and shall swear by his name. Ch. x. 20.

Isa. lxv. 16. He that sweareth shall swear by the God of truth. Jer. xii. 16. If they learn the ways of my people, to swear by my name, &c. Then shall they be built, &c.

Heb. vi. 16. Men verily swear by the greater. 1 Kings viii. 31. Ps. Ixiii. 11.

CLXXV. The nature and duty of an oath. Jer. v. 2. Thou shalt swear the Lord liveth in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness. Heb. vi. 16. An oath for confirmation is an end of all strife. 2 Chron. vi. 22.

CLXXVI. Such oaths to be carefully kept. Ps. xv. 1. Lord who shall abide in thy tabernacle, who shall dwell in thy holy hill.

Ver. 4. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. xxiv. 3. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord, and who shall stand in his holy place?

Ver. 4. He that hath clean hands and a pure heart, who hath not lift up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully.

CLXXVII. The things to be sworn to, are truth and duty. Deut. xxix. 10. You stand this day all of you before the Lord your God.

Ver. 12. That thou shouldst enter into the covenant of the Lord thy God, and into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day. Ver. 13, 14.

2 Chron. xv. 12. They entered into a covenant to seek the Lord God of their fathers, with all their heart, and with all their soul.

Ver. 14. And they sware unto the Lord with a loud voice.

Ver. 15. And all Judah rejoiced at the oath, and the Lord gave them rest on every side.

Ezra x. 5. Ezra made the chief priest and Levites, and all Israel to swear to a covenant with God. Ver. 3.

Neh. x. 29. They entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law,

Isa. xix. 18. Five cities in the land of Egypt shall speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts.

xlv. 23. Unto me, every knee shall bow, and every tongue shall swear. See Neh. xiii. 25. Ps. cxix. 106.-cxxxii. 2. Ezek. xvi. 59. Dan. ix. 11. Hab. iii. 9.

CLXXVIII. Duty towards men sworn to. Articles of peace ratified by oath. Gen. xxi. 23. Abraham and Abimelech swear both. Ver. 24, 31.

xxvi. 31. Abimelech and Isaac sware one to another.

xxxi. 53. Jacob sware (to Laban) by the fear of his father Isaac. Jos. ii. 12. The spies sware to Rahab. Ch. vi. 22.

ix. 15. Joshua and the princes of the congregation, swear to the Gibeonites. Ver. 19, 20. 2 Sam. xxi. 2.

1 Sam. xix. 6, 24, 21. Saul and David swear to each other. xx. 42. Jonathan and David sware. 2 Sam. xxi. 7. See also Judg. xv. 12.-xxx. 15. 2 Sam. xix. 23. 2 Kings xxv. 4. Jer. xxxviii. 16. -xl. 9.

CLXXIX. The breach of such oaths punished. 2 Sam. xxi. 1, 9. 2 Chron. xxvi. 13. Ezek. xvii. 16.

CLXXX. Private compacts ratified by oath. Gen. xxiv. 2, 9, 37, 41. Abraham takes an oath of his servant, concerning a wife to his son Isaac.

xxv. 33. Esau sells his birth-right upon oath.

xlvii. 29, 30, 31. Jacob takes an oath of Joseph concerning his burial. 1. 25. Joseph takes an oath of the children of Israel to carry his bones out of Egypt. Exod. xiii. 19.

1 Kings i. 13, 29. David by oath fixed Solomon to be his successor. 2 Kings xi. 4. Jehoiada takes an oath of the rulers to conceal Joash from his enemies.

Neh. v. 12. Nehemiah takes an oath of the priests to do justice to injured persons.

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