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Matt. xviii. 27. The Lord of that servant (who could not pay) forgave him all the debt.

Ver. 35. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if ye from your hearts forgive every one his brother their trespasses. Mark xi. 25. When ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any, that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

Ver. 26. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive you your trespasses.

Luke vi. 37. Forgive and ye shall be forgiven.

Ver. 38. For with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.

xvii. 3. Take heed to yourselves, if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him.

Ver. 4. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying I repent, thou shalt forgive him.

Eph. iv. 32. Be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Col. iii. 12. Put on (as the elect of God, holy and beloved) bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering. Ver. 13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any men have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so do ye. See 2 Cor. ii. 7, 10. Gal. vi. 1.


XLVIII. Revenge. Lev. xix. 18. Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people.

Prov. xx. 22. Say not thou, I will recompence evil.

xxiv. 29. Say not I will do to him as he hath done to me, I will render to the n n according to his work. 1 Thess. v. 15. 1 Pet. iii. 9. xii. 20. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil.

Zech. vii. 10. Let none of you imagine evil against his brother in his heart. Ch. viii. 17.

Rom. xii. 19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath, for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay saith the Lord.

Ver. 20. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing, thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

Ver. 21. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Prayers and complaints. Ps. cxl. 1, 2. Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil men, which imagine mischief in their heart. Hos. vii. 15. Lam. iii. 60, Ps. x. 2.-xxi. 10. See revenge punished. Ezek. xxv.

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XLIX. The duty of giving and receiving good counsel. Ps. lv. 14. We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in company.

Prov. i. 5. A wise man will hear and will increase in learning, and a man of understanding will attain unto wise counsel.

xi. 14. Where no counsel is the people fall, but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. Ch. xv. 22.-xx. 18.—xxiv. 6. xii. 5. He that hearkeneth to counsel is wise.

xiii. 10. With the well-advised is wisdom.

xix. 20. Hear counsel and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

xxvii. 9. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

Instances of good counsel received by Moses Exod. xviii. 19.-by Bathsheba. 1 Kings i. 12.-by the king of Israel. 2 Kings vi. 9, 10. -by the king of Judah. 2 Chron. xxx. 2, 23.-by the princes of Judah. Ezek. x. 3, 8.

L. Rejecting evil counsel, the duty and safety thereof. Ps. i. 1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly. Job xxi. 16. xxii. 18.

Prov. i. 10. If sinners entice thee consent thou not.

xii. 5. The counsel of the wicked is deceit.

xix. 27. Cease to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

Followers of evil counsel punished. Instances thereof. Those who followed the counsel of Balaam. Numb. xxxi. 16.-Rehoboam for following the counsel of the young men. 1 Kings xii. 8, 14. Ahaziah for following the evil counsel of his mother. 2 Chron. xxii. 3, 4, 5.

LI. The mutual obligations to giving and receiving instruction from one another. Prov. iv. 13. Take fast hold of instruction, let her not go, keep her for she is thy life. Ch. i. 2, 3.—v. 1.—vi. 23.

viii. 10. Receive my instructions and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

Ver. 33. Hear instruction and be wise, and refuse it not.

ix. 9. Give instruction to a wise man and he will be yet wiser, teach a just man and he will increase in learning.

x. 17. He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction, but he that refuseth reproof erreth.

xii. 1. Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

xv. 32. He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul, but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

xix. 20. Hear counsel and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Ver. 27. Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.

xxi. 11. When a scorner is punished the simple is made wise, but when the wise is instructed he receiveth knowledge.

xxiii. 12. Apply thine heart unto instruction, and thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Ver. 23. Buy the truth and sell it not; also, wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

Job iv. S. Thou hast instructed many, and hast strengthened the weak hands.

Dan. xi. 33. They that understand among the people shall instruct many. See Prov. i. 2, 3.

LII. Of refusing instruction. Prov. i. 7. Fools dispise wisdom and instruction. Ch. xv. 5.

v. 23. The wicked shall die without instruction, and in the greatnes of his folly he shall go astray. Ver. 12, 13.

xiii. 18. Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction, but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.

xvi. 22 Understanding is a well-spring of life to him that hath it, but the instruction of fools is folly. See Heb. v. 12.

LIII. To edify one another. Rom. xiv. 19. Let us follow after the things which make for peace, and the things wherewith one may edify another.

xv. 2. Let every one please his neighbour for his good to edification.

1 Cor. viii. 1. Charity edifieth.

xiv. 26. Let all things be done to edifying.

Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt communications proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.

1 Thess. v. 11. Comfort yourselves together, and edify one another. See Eph. iv 16. 1 Cor. x. 23.-xiv. 3, 12.

LIV. To exhort one another. Heb. iii. 13. Exhort one another daily, while it is called to-day, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

x. 24. Let us consider one another to provoke one another to love and to good works.

Ver. 25. Exhorting one another,

LV. To warn one another. 1 Thess. v. 11. Warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

LVI. To admonish one another. Eccl. v. 13. Better is a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish king, that will no more be admonished.

xii. 11. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fixed by the masters of assemblies.

Ver. 12. By these, my son, be thou admonished.

Rom. xv. 14. I myself am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.

Col. iii. 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another.

2 Thess. iii. 14. If any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be asham


Ver. 15. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

LVII. To rebuke one another, and to hearken to rebuke. Lev. xix. 17. Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and suffer not sin upon him.

Prov. xxviii. 23. He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Ch. xxvii. 5.

Prov. xxiv. 25. To them that rebuke the wicked shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

Matt. viii. 33. Jesus rebuked Peter. Luke xxiii. 4. One thief rebuked another.

1 Tim. v. 20. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others may fear. LVIII. Of not giving and receiving rebuke. Prov. ix. 7. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame, and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth to himself a blot.

Ver. 8. Reprove not a scorner lest he hate thee, rebuke a wise man and he will love thee.

xiii. 1. A scorner heareth not rebuke.

Amos v. 10. The wicked hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

Matt. vii. 6. Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rent you.

1 Tim. v. 1. Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father. LIX. To reprove one another. Ps. cxli. 5. Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness, and let him reprove me, it sahll be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head. Prov. xxvii. 6. Prov. vi. 23. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life. xiii. 18. He that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. xv. 5. He that regardeth reproof is prudent.

Ver. 31. The ear that heareth the reproof of life, abideth among the wise.

Ver. 32. He that heareth reproof getteth understanding.

xvii. 10. A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool.

xix. 25. Reprove one that hath understanding and he will understand knowledge.

xxv. 10. As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.

Eph. v. 11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.

Ver. 13. All things that are reproved are made manifest by the light.

LX. Of not heakening to reproof. Prov. x. 17. He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction, but he that refuseth reproof erreth. xii. 1. Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge, but he that hateth reproof is brutish.

xviii. 10. Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the way, and he that hateth reproof shall die.

Ver. 12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him, neither will he go unto the wise.

xxix. 1. He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.

Isa. xxix. 20. The terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all them that watch for iniquity are cut off. Ver. 21. That make a man an offender for a word, and that lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and that turn aside the just, for a thing of nought.

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Hos. iv. 4. Let no man strive nor reprove another, for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.

Luke iii. 19. Herod being reproved by John for Herodias sake his brother Phillip's wife, and for all the evil he had done, shut up John in prison.

John iii. 20. Every one that doth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

LXI. Gentleness. Gal. v. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is gentleness,


James iii. 17. The wisdom from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, &c.

Examples. Isa. xl. 11. Christ will gently lead those that are with young.

2 Cor. x. 1. I beseech you by the gentleness of Christ.

1 Thess. ii. 7. We the apostles were gentle among you as a nurse. 2 Tim. ii. 24. The servant of the Lord must be gentle. Tit. iii. 2.


LXII. To shew kindness commanded. Rom. xii. 10. Be kindly affectioned one to another.

I Cor. xiii. 4. Charity suffereth long, and is kind.

2 Cor. vi. 4. Approving ourselves as the ministers of God.

Ver. 6. By pureness, by kindness, &c.

Eph. iv. 32. Be ye kind one to another, tender hearted.

Col. iii. 12. Put on as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, &c.

2 Pet. i. 7. Add to godliness brotherly kindness.

LXIII. To give comfort. Job xxix. 25. Job said, I sat as one that comforteth the mourners.

Isa. xl. 1. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Cor. i. 4. God comforteth us, that we may be able to comfort them that are in trouble..

ii. 7. Ye ought to forgive and comfort him (the offender,) lest perhaps such an one should be swallowed up of too much sorrow. 1 Thess. iv. 18. Comfort one another.

v. 11. Comfort yourselves together. Ver. 14. Comfort the feeble minded..

Instances of comfort shewn by Joseph. Gen. 1. 21. By Job's friends. Job ii. 11.-xlii. 11.


LXIV. Friendship and faithfulness therein. Job xix. 21. Have pity upon me, O ye my friends, for the hand of God hath touched me. Ch. vi. 14.

Prov. vi. 3. Make sure thy friend.

xvii. 17. A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

xviii. 24. A man that hath friends, must shew himself friendly, and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

xx. 6. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find.

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