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t Pfal, 50.20. Thou sittest and themselves, no doubt this man is a speakest agaiest thy brother, thou murderer, whom tho' he hath eflanderest thine own mothers son. scaped the sea, yet vengeance suf

v Pfal.15.3. He that backbiteth fereth not to live, not with his tongue,

d Gen. 38. 24. And it came to i w Jam. 4.11. Speak not evil one pass about three months after, that of another, brethren.Hethat speak- it was told Judah, saying, Tamar eth evilof his brother and judgeth thy daughter inlawhathplayed the his brother, fpeaketh evil of the harlot; and also behold, she is with law: and judgeth the law: but if child by whoredom: & Judah faid thou judge the law, thou art nora Bring herforth,& let her be burnt, doer of the law, but a judge. Jer. Rom.2.1. Therefore thou artinex38.4. Thereforetheprinceslaidun- cusable, Oman, whosoever thou to the king, We beseech thee, let art that judgest': for therein thou this man be put to death; for thus judgest another, thou condemnelt he weaknèth the hands of the men thyself; for thou that judgelt; dort 'of war that remain in the city,and the same things. the hands of all the people, in e Neh: 6.6. Wherein was writspeaking such words unto them; ten: It is reported among the heafor this man seeketh not the wel- thenand Gashmu saith it, that thou fare of this people, but the hurt. and the Jews think to rebel: for

x Lev.19.16, Thou shalt not go which cause thou buildest the wall, up & down as a tale-bearer among that thou mayest be their king, acthy people; neither shalt thou cording to thele words., v. 7. And Itand against the blood of thy thou hast also appointed prophets neighbour, I am the Lord. to preach of thee at Jerusalem,

y Rom.1.29Being filled with all faying, There is a king in judah; unrighteousness, fornication, wic- and now shall it be reported to the kedness, covetoafness, malicious- king, according to these words, nefs; full of envy, murder, debate, Come now therefore, and let deceit, malignity whisperers v.30. take counsel together. v. 8. Then Backbiters, haters of God. Llent unto him, saying, There are

z Gen. 21. 9. And Sarah faw the no such things done as thousayelt, son of Hagar the Egyptian, which but thou feignest themout ofthine she had born unto Abraham,mock- own heart. Rom.3.8. And not raing. Compared with Gal. 4.29 But ther as we be slanderously reportas then he that was born after the ed,& assome affirm that we say, Let fich,persecuteth himthat wasborn us do evil that good may coine ; after the Spirit, even so it is now. whose damnation is jult. Pfalm.

a i Cor. 6.10. Nor thieves, nor 69.10. When I wept and chastned covetous, nor drunkards,nor revi: mysoul with fafting, that was tomy Jers,nor extortioners,shall inherit reproach, i Sam. 1. 13. Now Hana the kingdom of God,

pah, the spake in her heart, only. b Mat.7, 1. Judge not, that ye her lips moved, but her voice was be not judged,

not heard; therefore Eli thought c Acts 28. 4. And when the bar- The had been drunken, v.14: And barians saw the venemous bealt Eli said unto her, How long wilt hang on his hand they said among thou be drunken? put away thy.

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Hattering f, vain-glorious boasting &, thinking or

fpeaking too highly or too meanly of ourselves or others h; denying the gifts and graces of God i; aggravating smaller . faults k ; hiding, excusing, or extenuating of fins, when called to a free confeffion l; unnecessary discovering of infir

mi, wine from thee. v.15. AndHannah Moles said unto the Lord, O my answered and said, no, my lord, Lord, I am not eloquent, neither I am a woman of a sorrowful (pi- heretofore,nor înce thou haft Ipo rit: I have drunk neither wine nor ken unto thy fervant:but I am flow trong drink; but have poured out of Speech, and of a flow tongue. my loul before the Lord. 2 Sam. v. 11. And the Lord said unto him, 10. 3. And the princes of the chil. Who bath made man's mouth? or dren of Ammon said unto Hanun who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or their lord, thinkest thou that David the seeing, or the blind? have not dot. honour thy father, thathe hath I the Lord? 7, 12. Now therefore sent comforters unto thee ? hath go, and I will be with thy

mouth, pot David rather sent his servants and teach thee what thou shalt say. unto thee to search the city, and to v. 13. And he said, O my Lord, Spy it out, and to overthrow it? fend, I pray thee, by the hand of

fPfal. 12. 2. They speak vanity him whom thou wilt lend. v. 14. every inanwithhisneighbour: with And the anger of the Lord was Aattering lips, and with a double kindled against Mofes, &c. heart do they speak.", 3. The į Job 37: 5. God forbid that L Lord shall cut off all Aattering lips, should justify you: till I die I will and the tongue that speaketh not remove my integrity from me proud things.

v. 6. My righteousnels 1 hold fast, g 2 Tim. 3. 2. For

men shall be and will not let it go : my heart lovers of their own selyes, coye hall not reproach me so long as I tous, boasters.

live. Job 4.6. Is not this thy fear, h Luke 18.9. And be spake this thy confidence, thy hope, and the parable unto certain which trusted uprightness of thy ways ? in themselves thatthey wererighte k Mat. 7. 3. And why beholdest ous,and despised others.v.11. And thou the motethat is inthybrothers the Pharisee stood and prayed thus eye, but confidereft not the beam with himfelf, God, I thank thee that that is in thine own eye? 7. 4. Or I am not as othermen are,extortio- how wilt thou say to thy brother, ners, unjust, adulterers, or even as let me pull out the more out of this Publican. Rom.12.16.--Mind thine eye ; and behold, a beam is not high things, but condescend to in thine own eye? v.5. Thou hy: men of low estate. Be not wise in pocrite, first cast out the beam out your own conceit.Cor.4.6. And of thine own eye; and then thou these things, brethren, I have in a halt see clearly to calt out the figure transferred to my felf, and more out of thy brothers eye. to Apollos, for your fakes ; that | Prov.28.13. He that covereth you imight learn iņ us not to think hissins,shall notprosper: butwhole ofmen, above thatwhich iswritten, confesseth and fortakeththem, shall that no one of you be pufted up have mercy. Prov. 30. 20. Such is for one against another." Acts 17. the way of an adulterous woman; 22. And the people gaye a shout, lae eateth, and wipeth her mouth, saying, it is the voice of a god,and and faith, I have done no wicked not of a man. Exod. 4. 10. And ness Gen 3.12. And the man said,


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the woman, whom thou gavest to her own, is not easily provoked, be with me, she gave meof the tree, thinketh no, evil. 1 Tim.6.4. He and I did eat. . 13.---And the is proud, knowing nothing, but woman said, The serpent beguiled doting about questions and Arifes me, and I did eat, Jer. 2.35. Yet of words, whereof cometh envy, thon fayelt, Because I aminnocent, Itrife, railings, evil firmisings. surely his angerhallturn from me: r Numb. 11.29:And Mofes said behold, I will plead with thee;be- unto him, Envielt thou for my cause thousayelt,I have not linned. fake? would God that all the Lords 2 Kings5.25. And Elisha said un- people were prophets, and that the to him, Whence comesfthou, Geha: Lord would put his Spirit upon zi? And he said, Thyfervant, went them. Mat. 27. 15. And when the nowhither, Gen.4 9. And the Lord chief priests and scribes saw the faid unto Cain, Where is Abel thy wonderful things that he did, and brother? Andhe said, I know not; the children crying in the temple, Am I my brothers keeper? and saying, Hosanna to the Son of

m Gen. 9. 22. And Ham the fa- David; they were fore difpleafed. ther of Canaan law the nakedness (Fzra 4 12 Beit known unto the of his father, and told his two bre- king, that the Jews which came up thren without. Prov.25 9. Debate from thee to us, are come unto Je. thy caure with thy neighbour him- rufalem, building the rebellious & self; anıt discover not a secret to the bad city, and have set up the another; v. 10. Left he that hear- walls thereof,and joined the louneth it, put thee to hame, and thine dations, v. 13. Be it known now infamy turn not away.

unto the king, that if this city be n Exod 23. 1. Thou shalt not builded, & the walls fet up again, raise a false report; put not thine then will they not pay toll, tribute, hand with the wicked to be an un- and custom, and to thou shalt ena righteous witness,

damage the revenue of the kings. o Prov. 29. 12. If a ruler hear t Jer 48. 27. For was not Ifrael ken to lies, all his servants are a derifion unto thee: was he found wicked.

among thieves? for lince thou spap Ads7. 56.And (Stephen)faid, kestof him, thou skipped ft for joy. Behold, I see the heaven's opened, v Psal, 35, 15. But in mine ad& the Son of man standing on the versity they rejoiced,and gathered right hand of God. v. 57. Then themselves together: yea, the ab. they cried out with a loud voice, jects gathered themselves trigether and stopped their ears,-.Job31.13. against me --V,16, With hypocrisiIf i did despise the cause of my cal mockers in fcafts; thy gnathman-fervantorofmymaid-fervant, ed upon me with their teeth.v21. when they contended with me: Yea,they openedtheir mouth wide v- 14. What'then shall I do when against nie, and said, Aha, aha, God rifeth up ? and when he visi. our eyes hath seen it. Mat 27, 285 teth, what shall I answer him? And they ftripped him ar put on

gi Cor-13.5(Charity) doth not him a scarlet robe, v, 29. And behave itself unleemly, leeketh not when they had platsed a crown of




'fond admiration w; breach of lawful promises *; neglecting such things as are of good report y; and practising or not avoiding ourselves, or not hindering what we can in others, such things as procure an ill name z.

Q. 146. 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-fervant, nor his maid-fervant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's a.

Q. 147. What are the duties required in the tenth commandment ?

A. The duties required in the tenth commandment are, such a full contentment with our own condition b, and such a charitable frame of the whole foul toward our neighbour, as that all our inward motions and affections touching him, tend unto and further all that good which is his c.

Q.148. thorns, they put it on his head and door of her house: v.9. Left thou a reed in his right hand: and they give thine honour unto others, and bowed the knee before him, and thy yearsuntothécrued. Prov. 6.33. mocked him, saying, Hail, king A wound and di honour shall hę of the Jews.

get, and his reproach shall not be w Jude16. These are murmurers wiped away. complainers, walking after their 146. a Exod. 20. 17. own Justs ; and their mouth speak; 147.b Heb. 13. 5. Let your con: eth great swelling words, having versation be without covétousness; menspersons in admirationbecaule and be content with such things aś of advantage, Acts 12. 22. And the ye have: for he hath said, I will peoplegave a shout, saying it is the never leave thee,nor forsake thee. yoice of a god,and not of a man. 1 Tim. 6. 6. But godliness with

xRom.1.31. Without understan- contentment is great gain. ding,covenant-breakers --2 Tim. c Job 31.29. If I rejoiced at the 3. 3. Without natural affection, deltruction of him that hated me, truce-breakers, false accusers. or lift up my self when evil found

y. 1. Sam. 2. 24. Nay, my fons: him. Rom. 12. 15: Rejoice with for it is no good report that I hear; them that do rejoice, and weep ye make the Lord's people to with them that weep. Pfal. 122.72 tranfgrefs.

Peace be within thywalls and prof z 2 Sam. 13. 12. And she answer perity within thy palaces. . S. ed him, nay, my brother, do not for my brethren and companions force me: for no such thing qught fake, I will now fay, peace be to be done in Israel: do not thou withịn thee. 6. 9. Because of the this folly. v. 13. And I, whither house of the Lord' our God, I wil! fhall f cause my shame to go and seek thy good. Tim. 1,5. Now the as for thee, thou shalt be as one of end of the commandment is chari, the fools in Israel, now therefore,-- ty, out of a pure heart, and of Prov. 5. 8. Remove thy way far good conscience, and of faith unfrom her, and come nyt nigh the reigned, Esther { 0, 3. For Morde:

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Q. 148. What are the fins forbidden in the tenth commandment?

A. The fins forbidden in the tenth commandment are, discontentment with our own estate d; envying eand grieving at the good of our neighbour f, together with all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his g.

Q. 149. Is any man able perfectly to keep the comandments of God?

A. No cai the Jew wasnextuntoking Aha- teousness endureth for ever ; his fuerus, and greatamong the Jews, horn shall be exalted with honour, and accepted of the multitude of v. 10. The wicked shall see it,and his brethren,feeking the wealth of be grieved; he shall gnafn with his his people, and speaking peace to teeth, and melt away: the delire all his seed. 1 Cor. 13.4. Charity of thewickedfhallperilh.Neh.2.10. suffereth long,and is kind;charity When Sanballat the Horonite,and envyeth not; charity, vaunteth not Tobiah the servant the Ammonite, itself, is not puffed up, : 0, 5.Doth heard of it, it grieved them exnot behave itselfunseemly, feekerh ceedingly that there was come a not her own, is not easily provo- man to feck the welfare of the ked, thinketh no evil, v. 6. Rejoi- children of Israel, çeth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth g Rom. 77. What shall we say in the truth. 7, 7: Beareth all then? Is the law sin ? God forbid, things,believethall things, hopeth Nay, I had not known sin, but by all things, endureth all things. the law for I had ţiot known luit,

149. d 1 Kings 21. 4. And Ahab except the ļawhad faid, Thoúhaly came into his house, heavy and dis- not covet. v. 8. But sin taking pleafed, because of the word which occasion by the commandment, Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken wrought in me all manner of cons to him; for he had said, I will not cupiscence. For without the law give thee the inheritance of my fin was dead. Rom.13.9. For this, fathers : and he laid him down y- Thou shalt not commit adultery, pon his bed, and turned away his Thou shalt not kill, Thou shaltnot face,andwould eat nobread, Esther, tteal, Thon thalt not bear false wit5. 13. Yet all this availetli me no- ness, Thou shall not covet; and if thing, so long as I see Mordecai the there be any other commandment, Jewlitting at thekings gate., Cor. it is briefly comprehended in this 10.10. Neither murmurye, as lome saying, namely, Thou shalt love of them also murmured, and were thy neighbour as thy lelf. Col.3.5, destroyed of the destroyer, Mortify therefore your members

& Gal. 5. 26. Let us not be defi- which are upon the earth; fornica rous of vain glory, provoking one tion, uncleanness, inordinate afanother,envying oneanother, Jam, fection, evil.concupiscence, and 3: 14. But if you have bitter envy- covetournels, which is idolatry, ing and strife in your hearts,glory Deut,5,21. Neither shalt thou de not: and lie pot against the truth, lire thy neighbours wife; neither 9,16, For where envying and strife shalt thou covet thy neighbours is, there is confusion, and every houfe,hisfield, or bis man-fervant, evil work,

or his maid-servant, his ox, or his fplal, 112.9 He hath dispersed, als, or any thing thatis thy neighhe hath given to the poor;hisrigh- bours,

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