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Q. 61. What is forbidden in the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of the duties requiredo, and the profaning the day by idleness P, or doing that which is in itself sinful, or by unnecessary thoughts, words, or works, about our worldly employments or recreations",

Q. 62. What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God's allowing us six days of the week for our own employments', his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the sabbath-day. to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.

9 Ezek. xxiii. 38. Moreover, this Ver. 2. But when the Pharisees, &c. they have done unto me : they liave Ver. 12. It is lawful to do well on defiled my sanctury in the same day, the sabbath-days.

and have profaned my sabbaths. 61. o Ezek. sxii. 26. Her priests , Jer. xvii. 24. And it shall come have violated my law, and have pro. to pass, if ye diligently hearken unto faned mine holy things: they have me, saith the Lord, to bring in no put no difference between the holy burden through the gates of this and profane, neither have they shew. city on the sabbath day, but hallow ed difference between the unclean the sabbath day,to do no work there. and the clean, and have hid their in; Ver. 25. Then shall there enter eyes from my sabbaths, and I am into the gates of this city kings and profaned among them. Amos viii. 5. princes sitting upon the throne of Saying, when will the new moon be David, riding in chariots, and on gone, that we may sell.corn? and horses, they, and their princes, the the sabbath, that we may set forth men of Judah, and the inhabitants wheat, making the ephah small, and of Jerusalem: and this city shall the shekel great, and falsifying the remain for ever. Ver. 26. And they balanc-s by deceit? Mal. i. 13. Ye shall come from the cities of Judah, said also, Behold, what a weariness and from the places about Jerusan is it! and ye have snuffed at it, saith lem, and from the land of Benjamin, the Lord of hosts: and ye brought and from the plain, and from the that which was torn, and the lame, mountains, and from the south, and the sick ; thus ye brought an bringing burnt-offerings, and sacri. offering: should I accept this offices, and meat-offerings, and inyour hands ? saith the Lord.

cense, and bringing sacrifices of p Acts xx. 7. And upon the first praise unto the house of the Lord. day of the week, when the disciples Isa, lviii. 13. If thou turn away thy came together to break bread, Paul foot from the sabbath, from doing preached unto them ready to depart thy pleasure on my holy day, and on the morrow, and continued bis call the sabbath a delight, the holy speech until midnight. Ver. 9. of the Lord, honourable, and shalt And there sat in a window a certain honour him, not doing thine own young man named Eutychus, being ways, nor finding thine own pleafallen into a deep sleep ; and as Paul sure, nor speaking thine own words. was long preaching, he sunk down 62. s Exod. xx 9. Six days sbalt with sleep, and fell down from the thou labour, and do all thy work. third loft, and was taken up dead. + Exod. xx. 11. For in six days the

Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment ?

A. The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy other; that thy days may be long upon the land which the jord thy God giveth thee u.

Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment ?

A. The fifth commandment requireth the preserving the onour, and performing the duties, belonging to every one i their several places and relations, as superiors ", inferiors, r equals s.

Q. 65. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment ? th

A. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, r doing any thing against, the honour and duty which beongeth to every one in their several places and relations, N: Q. 66. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?

A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, is a romise of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve or God's glory and their own good) to all such as keep this hommandment a.

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geord made heaven and earth, the herds, Woe he to the shepherds of a, ea, and all that in them is, and Israel that do feed themselves! no ested the seventh day: wherefore should not the shepherds feed the alihe Lord blessed the sabbath-day, Aocks ? Ver. 3. Ye eat the fat, and Chand liallowed it.

ye clothe you with the wool; ye the 63. u Exod. xx. 12.

kill them that are fed ; but


feed 64. w Eph. v. 21. Submitting not the flock. Ver. 4. The diseased pourselves one to another in the fear have ye not strengthened, neither Detof God.

have ye healed that which was sick, his * 1 Pet. ii. 17. Honour all men. peither have ye bound up that which 26. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. was broken, neither have ye brought Die Honour the king.

again that which was driven away, hui y Rom. xii 10. Be kindly-affection. neither have ye sought that which of bied one to another with brotherly love; was lost; but with force and with and in honour preferring one another. cruelty have ye ruled them. Rom. the 65 2 Mait. XV 4. For God com. xiii. 8. Owe no man any thing, but

manded, saying, Honour thy father to love one another : for he that stand mother: and, He that curseth loveth another hatb fulfilled the

father or mother, let him die the law. of the death. Ver. 5. But ye say, Whoso 66. a Deut. v. 16. Honour thy fa.

ever shall say to his father or his ther and thy mother, as the Lord from mother, It is a gift by whatsoever thy God hath commanded thee; that lyd thou mighte:t be profited by me, thy days may be prolonged, and * Ver. 6. and honour not his father or that it may go well with thee in his mother, he shall be free. Thus the land which the Lord thy God have ye made the commandment of giveth thee. Eph. vi. 2. Honour thy

God of none effect by your tradition. father and mother, (which is the ourne Ezek sxxiv. 2. Son of man, prophe-first commandment with promise;)

sy against the shepherds of Israel, Ver. 3. That it may be well with

prophesy, and say unto them, Thus thee, and thou mayest live long on is dapat saith the Lord God unto the shep- the earth.


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Q. 67. Which is the sixth commandment?
A. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kilik,
Q. 68. What is required in the sixth commandment ?

A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful ende vours to preserve our own life, and the life of others 4.

Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment ?

A. The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away our own life, or the life of our neighbour unjustly, or whats ever tendeth thereunto e

Q. 70. Which is the seventh commandment ?

A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not com: adultery

Q. 71. What is required in the seventh commandment?

A. The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own and our neighbour's chastity, in heart, speech and behaviour E.

Q. 72. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment ?

A. The seventh commandment forbiddeth all unchasi: thoughts, words, and actions .

67. 6 Exod. xx. 13.

5. Defraud ye not one the other 68. c Eph. v, 28. So ought men except it be with consent for a time, to love their own wives as their own that ye may give yourselves to : bodies : he that loveth his wife lov. ing and prayer; and come together eth bimself. Ver. 29. For no man again, that Satan tempt you not for ever yet hated his own flesh; but your incontinency. Ver. 34. There nourisheth and cherisheth it, even is difference also between a wife and as the Lord the church.

a virgin. The unmarried womar d1 Kings xviii. 4. For it was so, careth for the things of the Lord, when Jezebel cut off the prophets that she may be holy both in body of the Lord, that Obadiah took an and in spirit: but she that is ma hundred prophets, and hid them by ried careth for the things of the fifty in a cave, and fed them with world, how she inay please he bread and water.

husband. Ver. 36. But if any mal 69. e Acts xvi. 28. But Paul cried think that he behaveth himself un with a loud voice, saying, do thy. comely toward his virgin, if she passi self no harm ; for we are all here, the flower of her age, and need so Gen. ix. 6. Whoso sheddeth man's require, let him do what he will, be blood, by man shall his blood be sinneth Rot; let them marry: Col shed: for in the image of God made iv. 6. Let your speech be alway,

with grace, seasoned with salt, that 70. f Exod. xx. 14.

ye may know how ye ought to an. 71. 8 1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, swer every man. 1 Pet. iii. 2. While to avoid fornication, let every man they behold your chaste conversa. have his own wife, and let every tion coupled with fear. woman have her own husband, Ver. 72. h Matt. xv. 19. For out of the 3. Let the husband render unto the heart proceed evil thoughts, mur. wife due benevolence; and likewise ders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, also the wife unto the husband. Ver. false witness, blasphemies. Matt.

he man,

Q. 73. Which is the eighth commandment ?
A. The eighth cominandment is, Thou shalt not steali.
Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment ?

A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procurng and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others k.

Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment ?

A. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbour's wealth r outward estate!

5. 28. But I say unto you, That shalt thou do with his raiment; and vbosoever looketh on a woman to with all lost things of thy brother's, aust after her, hath committed adul. which he hath lost, and thou hast ery with her already in his heart. found, shalt thou do likewise : thou piph. v. 3. But fornication, and all mayest not hide thyself. Ver. 4.

ncleanness, or covetousness, let it Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass iot be once named among you, as or his os fall down by the way, and

recometh saints : Ver. 4. Neither hide thyself from them: thou shalt silthiness, nor foolish talking, nor surely help him to lift them up again. i esting, which are not convenient; Ver. 5. The woman shall not wear ut rather giving of thanks.

that which pertaineth unto a man, 73. i Exod. xx. 15.

neither shalla man put on a woman's 74. k Gen. xxx. 30. For it was lit- garment : for all that do so are abo. Role which thou haust before I came, mination unto the Lord thy God. ind it is now increased unto a mul Exod. xxiii. 4. If thou meet thine och itude; and the Lord hath blessed enemy's ox or his ass going astray,

hee since my coming : and now thou shalt surely bring it back to when shall I provide for mine own him again. Ver. 5. If thou see the 12ouse also ? 1 Tim, v. 8. But if any ass of him that hateth thee lying un. +5rovide not for his own, and special. der his burden,and wouldest forbear

y for those of his own house, he to help him, thou shalt surely help liath denied the faith, and is worse with him. Gen. xlvii. 14. And Jowhan an infidel. Lev. xxv. 35. And seph gathered up all the money that

f thy brother be waxen poor, and was found in the land of Egypt, and

allen in decay with thee, then thou in the land of Canaan, for the corn fik halt relieve him; yea, though he be which they bouglit; and Joseph is stranger, or a sojourner; that he brought the money into Pharaoh's may live with thee. Deut. xxii. 1. house. Ver. 20. And Joseph bought Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh ; or his sheep go astray, and hide for the Egyptians sold every man le thyself from them: thou shalt in his field, because the famine pre

any case bring them again unto thy vailed over them : so the land bek brother. Ver. 2. And if thy brother came Pharaoh's. be not nigh unto thee, or if thou 75. / Prov. xxi. 17. He that love - "know him not, then thou shalt bring eth pleasure shall be a poor, man; ?lit unto thinę own house, and it shall he that loveth wine and oil shall not be with thee until thy brother seek be rich. Prov. xxiii. 20. Be not

after it, and thou shalt restore it to among wine-bibbers; among riotous de bain again. Ver. 3. In like manner eaters of Aesh. Ver. 21. For the s shalt thou do with bis ass, and so drunkard and the glutton shall come

Q. 76. Which is the ninth commandment?

A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour m.

Q. 77. What is required in the ninth commandment?

A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man", and of our own and our neighbour's good name", especially in witness-bearing p.

Q. 78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment ?

A. The ninth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever is pre. judicial to truth or injurious to our own or our neighbour's good name %.

Q. 79. Which is the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour'sr.

Q. 80. What is required in the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition “, with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbour, and all that is his . to poverty; and drowsiness shall his eldest brother heard when he clothe a man with rags. Prov. xxviii. spake unto the men ; and Eliab's 19. He that tilleth his land shall have anger was kindled against David, plenty of bread : but he that follow and he said, Why camest thou down eth after vain persons shall have bither? and with whom hast thou poverty enough. Eph. iv. 28. Let left those few sheep in the wilderhim that stole steal no more; but ness! I know thy pride, and the rather let him labour, working with naughtiness of thine heart; for thou his hands the thing which is good, art come down that thou mightest that he may have to give to bim that see the battle. Lev. xix. 16. Thou needeth.

shalt not go up and down as a tale. 76. m Exod. xx. 16.

bearer among thy people ; neither 77. in Zech. viii. 16. These are shalt thou stand against the blood of the things that ye shall do, Speak thy neighbour: I am the Lord. Psal. ye every man the truth to his neigh. xv. 3. He that backbiteth not with bour ; execute the judgment of his tongue, nor doeth evil' to his truth and peace in your gates. neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach

o 3 John, Ver. 12. Demetrius hath against his neighbour.' good report of all men, and of the 79., Exod. xx. 17. truth itself; yea, and we also bear 80. ^ Heb. xiii, 5. Let your conver. record, and ye know that our record sation be without covetvusness; and is true.

be content with such things as ye p Prov. xiv. 5. A faithful witness have: for he hath said, I will never will not lie: but a false witness will leave thee, nor forsake thee. 1 Tim. utter lies. Ver. 25. A true witness vi. 6. But godliness with content. delivereth souls: but a deceitful ment is great gain. witness speaketh lies.

+ Job xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at the 78. q 1 Sam. xvii. 28. And Eliab destruction of bim that hated me, or

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