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Deut. xxvii. 17. Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark, and all the people shall say Amen. See Job xxiv. 2. Prov. xxij. 28. xxiii. 10, 11.

Exod. xxii. 5. If a man cause a field or a vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast into another man's field, of the best of his own vineyard and of his own field shall he make restitution.

Ver. 6. Ifa fire break out and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn of the field be consumed, he that kindled the fire shall make restitution.

CLVII. Concerning things found, lent, or entrusted with a neighbour to keep. The law thereof. Lev. vi. 1 to 6.—xxiv, 18. Exod. xxii. 9 to 16.


CLVIII. Oppression forbidden, and duties to the oppressed. See duties of magistrates. See duties of masters,

Ps. xlii. 10. Trust not in oppression.

Prov. iii. 31. Envy not the oppressor, and chuse none of his ways, Isa. i. 17. Relieve the oppressed.

xxxiii. 15. He that despiseth the gain of oppression, &c.

Ver. 16. He shall dwell on high, Ezek. xviii. 5, 7, 9, 16.

Iviii. 6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen, to let the oppressed go free, &c.

Jer. xxi. 12. Deliever him that is spoiled out of the hand of the oppressor.

Luke iii. 13. Jesus said to the publicans, exact no more than that which is appointed you.

Ver 14. To the soldiers he said, do violence to no man, and be content with your wages.

CLIX. Restitution to the injured to be made. Lev. vi. 5. 1 Sam. xii, 1. Luke xix. 8. Ps. xxxvii. 21. Gen. xliii. 12.-xliv. 8.

CLX. Threatenings against oppressors. Job xxvii. 13. This is the heritage of oppressors, which they shall receive of the Almighty. Ver. 14. If his children be multiplied it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread. See to ver. 19.

Prov. xx. 21. An inheritance may be gotten hastily at the beginning, but the end thereof shall not be blessed,

xxii. 16. He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, shall surely come to want,

Ver. 22. Rob not the poor, neither oppress the afflicted;

Ver. 23. For the Lord will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

xxviii. 3. A poor man that oppresseth the poor, is like a sweeping rain which leaveth no food.

Ver 8. He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.

Ver. 20. He that maketh haste to be rich, shall not be innocent. Ver. 22. He that hasteh to be rich, hath an evil eye, and considereth not that proverty shall come upon him.

Isa. v. 8. Wo unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth. Mic. ii. 1.

Isa. xvi. 4. The oppressors are consumed out of the land. xxx. 12. Because ye trust in oppression and perverseness, &c. Ver. 13. Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach. xlix. 26. I will feed them that oppress you with their own flesh, &c. li. 23. I will put the cup oftrembling into the hand of them that affiict thee.

lix. 13. In transgressing and lying against the Lord, in departing away from our God; speaking oppression and revolt.

Ver. 15. The Lord saw it, and it displeased him, &c.

Jer. vi. 6. This is the city to be visited (by an enemy) she is wholly oppression.

xvii. 11. He that getteth riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and at his end shall be a fool.

xxii. 17. Speaking of Jehoiakim.-Thine eyes and thine heart are not but for covetousness and oppression.

Ver. 18. They shall not lament for him. Ver. 19. He shall be buried with the burial of an ass.

xxx. 20. I will punish all that oppress them,

Ezek. xviii. 12. He hath opressed the poor and needy, &c.
Ver. 13. Hath given forth upon usury.

Ver. 18. Hath spoiled his brother by violence, he shall die in his iniquity.

Mic. ii. 2. They covet fields, and take them by violence.


Ver. 3. Therefore, saith the Lord, against this family do I devise evil, Isa. v. 8. See Eccl. v. 8. Am. iv. 1, 2. Hab. ii. 6. Zeph. i. 9. Acts vii. 26. 1 Cor. vi. 8. Isa. 1. 17, 18. Hos. xii. 7. CLXI. Prayers for the oppressed. Ps. xvii. 9. Keep me from the wicked that oppress me.

xlii. 9. Why go I mourning, because of the oppression of the encmy. Ps. xliii. 2.-lv. 3.

xliv. 24. Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and forgettest our af fliction and our oppression.

liv. 2. Hear my prayer, O God. Ver. 3. For oppressors seek for my soul.

Ixxiv. 21. O let not the oppressed return with shame.

cxix. 121. Leave me not to mine oppressors. Ver. 122. Ver. 134. Deliver me from the oppression of man.

Isa. xxxviii. 14. O Lord, I am oppressed, undertake for me. CLXII. Promises to the oppressed. Ps. ix. 9. The Lord will be a refuge for the oppressed.

x. 17. Thou wilt judge the oppressed.

xii. 5. For the oppression of the poor, for the sighs of the needy, will I arise, saith the Lord.

xxxv. 10. Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, and from him that spoileth him ? lxxii. 4. He shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in

pieces the oppressor.

Ver. 14. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence, and precious shall their blood be in his sight.

ciii. 6. The Lord executeth judgment for all that are oppressed. cxlvi. 7. He executeth judgment for the oppressed.

Isa. ix. 4. Thou hast broken the rod of his oppressor, &c. xiv. 2. They shall rule over their oppressors.

xix. 20. They shall cry to the Lord, because of the oppressors, and he shall deliver them.

liv. 15. Thou shalt be far from oppression and from terror.

Jer. 1. 33. They were oppressed.

Ver. 54. Their Redeemer will plead their cause. See Ezek. xlv. 8. Zech. ix. 8. See deliverances from national oppression. Exod. iii. 9. Deut. xxvi. 7. Judg. ii. 16, 18.—iv. 3.-vi. 9. and 7th and 8th Chap. —x. 8, 12.—2 Kings xiii, 4, 23. Isa. lii. 4.


CLXIII. Duties of the rich toward the poor. Hospitality. Rom. xii. 13. Given to hospitality. Ver. 8. 1 Tim. iii. 2.

1 Pet. iv. 9. Use hospitality one toward another without grudging. Ver. 10.

Heb. xiii. 2. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers.

1 Tim. v. 10. If she have lodged strangers. See instances of hospitality, Gen. xviii. 1 to 19. Acts x. 23.-xxviii. 7. 3 John ver. 5, 6. CLXIV. Lending without usury. Exod. xxii. 25. If thou lend to any of my people that is poor, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. See Lev. xxv. 35, 36, 37. Deut. xv. 7 to 11.-xxiii. 19, 20. Ps. xv. 5. Prov. xxviii. 8. Ezek. xvii. 8, 13, 17.-xxii. 12, 13.

Ver. 26. If thou take thy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it to him by that the sun goeth down. Deut. xxiv, 6. Job xxxi. 16.

Ps. xxxvii. 26. The righteous is ever merciful and lendeth, his seed is blessed.

cxii. 5. A good man sheweth favour and lendeth. Ver. 9. His righteousness endureth for ever. 2 Cor. ix. 9.

Prov. iii. 28. Say not to thy neighbour, go and come again, when thou hast it by thee. Gal. vi. 10.

Matt. v. 42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

Acts iv. 32. They that believed had all things common.

CLXV. Giving alms. Promises. Ps. xxxvii. 21. The righteous sheweth mercy and giveth.

Ver. 24. The Lord upholdeth him.

xli. 1. Blessed is he that considereth the poor. Ver. 2, 3.

cxii. 9. He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor, his righteousness remaineth for ever, 1 Cor. ix. 9.

Prov. iii. 9. Honour the Lord with thy substance. Ver. 27. Withhold not good from him to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Ver. 10. So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, &c.

xi. 24. There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth, &c.

Ver. 25. The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered himself also.

xiv. 21. He that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Prov. xiv. 31. He that honoureth his Maker, hath mercy on the poor.

xix. 17. He that hath pity on the poor, lendeth to the Lord, and that which he hath given will he repay him.

xxii. 9. He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

xxviii. 27. He that giveth to the poor shall not lack.

xxix. 7. The righteous considereth the cause of the poor.

Eccl. xi. 1. Cast thy bread upon the waters, for thou shalt find it after many days.

Isa. xxxii. 8. The liberal deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things shall he stand.

lviii. 6. Is not this the fast that I have chosen (saith the Lord ?) Ver. 7. To deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out, to thine house, when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him, and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh.

Ver. 9. Then shalt thou call, and the Lord will answer.

Ver. 10. If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul, then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon-day.

Ver. 11. And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones, and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring whose waters fail not. Ver. 12. See Job xxxi. 16 to 20. and ver. 32. Ezek. xviii. 7. Hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment. Ver. 9. He shall surely live, saith the Lord.

Mark. x. 21. Jesus said, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven. Luke xii. 33.-xviii. 22. xii. 42. A poor widow threw in two mites.

Ver. 43. Jesus said, this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. Ver. 44. She did cast in all that she had. 2 Cor. viii. 12. Luke iii. 11. Jesus said, he that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none, and he that hath meat do likewise.

vi. 38. Give and it shall be, given unto you.

xi. 41. Give alms of such things as you have, and behold all things are clean unto you.

xiv. 13. When thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind.

Ver. 14. And thou shalt be blessed, for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.

xvi. 9. Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteous


Acts x. 2. Cornelius gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.

Ver. 4. The angel said unto him, thy prayers and thine alms are come up as a memorial before God.

xx. 35. Support ye the weak, 'tis more blessed to give than to re


Eph. iv. 28. Give to him that needeth.

1. Tim. vi. 17. Charge them that are rich in this world,


1 Tim. vi. 18. That they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.

Ver. 19. Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. Heb. xiii. 16. To do good and communicate forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.

CLXVI. Alms to be done in secret. Matt. vi. 1. Do not your alms before men to be seen of them.

Ver. 3. When thou doest thine alms, let not thy right hand know what thy left hand doth, &c.

Ver. 4. That thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Rom. xii. 8. He that giveth let him do it with simplicity.

CLXVII. To be given to the poor of every denomination. Luke vi. 30. Give to every man that asketh.

Ver: 35. Love your enemies and do good, and ye shall be the children of the Highest, for he is kind to the unthankful and the evil. Ver. 36. Be ye therefore merciful as your Father is merciful. See an instance, chap. x. 29 to 38.

Rom. xii. 20. If thine enemy hunger feed him.

Gal. vi. 10. Let us do good unto all men, especially to them who are of the household of faith.

CLXVIII. To be given to poor Christians especially. Matt. x. 42. Whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Mark ix. 41. See above Gal. vi. 10. Matt. xxv. 34 to 46. See there Christ's remarkable sentence at the day of judgment, and the reasons given for it.

Rom. xii. 13. Distributing to the necessity of the saints.

1 Cor. xvi. 2. Upon the first day of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him. Mark iii. 4. For it is lawful to do good on the sabbath. See instances of such liberality to Saint Paul and other saints. Rom. xvi. 2. Phil. iv. 10. 2 Tim. i. 16, 18. IIeb. vi. 10. 3 John ver. 5, 6. Collections made for the saints at Jerusalem. Rom. xv. 26. 1 Cor. xvi. 3. 2 Cor. 8th and 9th chapters.


CLXIX. Promises to the poor. Job v. 15. He saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. Ver. 16. So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth. xxxvi. 15. He delivereth the poor in his affliction, and openeth their ears in oppression.

Ps. ix. 18. The needy shall not always be forgotten, the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Ixviii. 10. Thou, O God, hast prepared of thy goodness for the


lxix. 33. The Lord heareth the poor.

Ixxii. 2. He fhall judge thy people with righteousness, and thy poor with judgment.

Ver. 12. He shall deliver the needy when he crieth, the poor also, and him that hath no helper.

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