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inordinate prizing and affecting Worldly goods t; distrustful

and distracting cares and studies in getting, keeping and us.: ing them v; envying at the prosperity of others w: as likewise

juleness x, prodigality, wasteful gaming; and all other ways whereby we do unduly prejudice our own outward eftarey: and defrauding ourselves of the due use and comfort of that estate which God hach given us z.

Q. 143.

things which he possesseth, V. 7. Rest in the Lord, and wait

ii Tim. vi. s. Perverse disput- patiently for him: fret not thyself ings of men of corrupt minds, and because of him, who prospereth in dertitute of the truth, fupposing his way, becaufe of the man who that gain is godliness: from such bringeth wicked devices to pass. withdraw thy felf. Col. iii. 2. Set * 2 Theff. ii. 11. For we hear your affections on things above, not that there are some who walk a. on things on the earth. Prov. ixiii. mong you disorderly, working not 5. Wilt thou fet thine eyes upon at all, but are busy-bodies. Prov. that which is not for riches cer- xviii. 9. He also that is fothful in tainly make themselves wings, they his work, is brother to him that is a fly away as an eagle towards hea great walter, ven. Pfal. lxii. 10.-If riches in y Prov. xxi. 17. He that loveth crease, fet not your heart upon pleasure shall be a poor man, he them.

that loveth wine and oil shall not :0 Mat. vi. 25. Therefore I fay be rich. Prov. xxiii. 20. Be not aunto you, Take no thought for your mong wine-bibbers; among riotous life, what


fhall eat, or what ye caters of flesh. v. 21. For the drunkThall drink, nor yet for your body, ard and the glutton shall come to what ye shall put on: is not the life poverty: and drowsinefs Ihall clothe more than meat, and the body than a man with rags. Prov. xxviiia 19. raiment? v. 31. Therefore take He that tifleth his fand, shall have no thought, saying, What shall we plenty of bread: but he that foleát? -ver. 34. Take therefore loweth after vain perfons, shall have no thought for the morrow; for the poverty enough. morrow shall take thought for the

z Eccl. iv.8. There is one alone things of itself; fufficient unto the' and there is not a second : yea, he day is the evil thereof. Eccl. v. 12. hath neither child nor brother: yet The sleep of a labouring man is is there no end of all his labour, sweet, whether he eat little or neither is his eye satisfied with richmuch: but the abundance of the es, neither faith he, For whom do , rich will not suffer him to sleep. I labour, and bereave my soul of

w Pfal. Ixxiii. 3. Fof I was envi- good? This is also vanity: yea, it otis at the foolith, when I faw the is a fore travel. Eccl. vi. 2. A man prosperity of the wicked. 'Pfal. to whom God hath given riches, xixvii. 1. Pret not thyfelf because wealth, and honour, fo that he of evil doers, neither be thou' envi- wanteth nothing for his soul of all ous again the workers of iniquity. that he desireth, yet God giveth


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Q. 143. Which is the ninth commandment?

A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear falso witness against thy neighbour a.

144. What are the duties required in the ninth commandment?

A. The duties required in the ninth commandment are, the preserving and promoting of tộuth between man and man b, and the good name of our neighbour, as well as our own c: appearing and standing for the truth d; and from the heart e, fincerely f, freely g, clearly h, and fullyi, speaking the truth, and only the truth, in matters of judgment and

justice, hịm not power to eat thereof, but and with a perfect heart. a stranger eateth it; this is vanity, & i Sam, xix. 4. And Jonathan and it is an evil disease. 1 Tim. v. spake good of David unto Saul his 8. But if any provide not for his father, and said unto him, Let nog own, and specially for thofe of his the king sin against his servant, aown house, he hath denied the gainst David: because he hath not faith, and is worse than an infi- finned against thee, and because his del.

works have been to thee-ward very 143. a Exod. 16.

good. v.5. For he did put his life 144. b Zech. viii. 16. These are in his hand, and flew the Philistine, the things that ye shall do, Speak and the Lord wrought a great salye every man the truth unto his vation for all Israel; thou faweft it, neighbour: execute the judgment and didft rejoice: wherefore then of truth and peace in your gates. wilt thou sin against innocent blood,

< 3 John 12. Demetrius hath to slay David without a caufe ? good report of all men, and of the b Josh. vii. 19. And Joshua faid truth it felf: yea, and we also bear unto Achan, My son, give, I pray record, and ye know that our re thee, glory to the Lord God of 16çord is true.

rael, and make confession unto him; d Prov. xxxi. 8. Open thy mouth and tell' me now what thou haft for the dumb in the cause of all done, hide it not from me. fuch as are appointed to destruction. i 2 Sam. xiv. 18. Then the king v. 9. Cpen thy mouth, judge righ: answered and said unto the woman, teously, and plead the caule of the Hide not from me, I pray thee, the poor and needy.

thing that I shall ask thee. And the Te Pfal. xv. 2. He that walketh woman said, Let my lord the king uprightly, and worketh righteous- now speak. v. 19. And the king ness, and speaketh the truth from sạid, is not the hand of Joab with his heart,

thee in all this? And the woman f2 Chron. xix. 9. And he charge answered and said, As thy Toul lived them, saying, Thus shall ye do. eth, my lord the king, none can in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, turn to the right hand or the left



ustice k, and in all other things whatsoever I: a charitable eIteem of our neighbours m; loving, deliring, and rejoicing in their good name n; sorrowing for 9, and covering of, their infirmities p; freely acknowledging of their gifts and


defendfrom ought that my lord the king John 4. I rejoiced greatly that I hath spoken: for thy servant Joab found of thy children walking in he bade' me, and he put all these the truth, as we have received a words in the mouth of thine hand-commandment from the Father. maid. v. 20. To fetch about this 3 John 3. For I rejoiced greatly form of speech hath thy seryant when the brethren came and testif Joab done this thing: and my lord ed of the truth that is in thee, even is wise,

as thou walkelt in the truth. v. 4. Lev, xix. 15. Ye shall do no un I have no greater joy than to hear righteousness in judgment; thou that my children walk in the truth. Inalt not respect the person of the ö 2 Cor. ii. 4. For out of much poor, nor honour the perfon of the affliction and anguish of heart, I mighty, but in righteousness thalt wrote unto you with many tears; thou judge thy neighbour. Prov; not that you should be grieved, but xiv. 5. A faithful witness will not that ye might know the love which lie: but a false witness will utter I have more abundantly unto you. lies. v. 25. A true witness deliver. 2 Cor. xii. 21. And left when I come eth souls, but a deceitful :witņels again, my God will humble me aspeaketh lies.

mong you, and that I shall bewail. 1 2 Cor. i. 17. When I therefore many who have sinned already, and was thus minded, did I use light, have not repented of the uncleanness? or the things that I purpose, nels, and fornication, and lascivido I purpose according to the flesh, ousness which they have committhat with me there should be yea, ted, yea, and nay, nay? v. 18. But as p Prov. xvii. 9. He that covereth God is true, our word toward you a transgression, seeketh love; but he was not yea and nay. Eph. iv. 25. thạt repeateth a matter, separateth Wherefore putting away lying, very friends. 1 Pet. iv. 8. And aspeak every man truth with his bove all things have fervent charity neighbour : for we are members among yourselves: for charity shall one of another,

cover the multitude of sins. m Heb. vi 9. But, beloved, we g 1 Cor. i. 4. I thank my God alare persuaded better things of you, ways in your behalf, for the grace and things that accompany falvati- of God which is given you by Jesus on, though we thus speak. 1 Cor. Christ; v. 5. that in every thing ye

7. (Charity) beareth all things, are enriched by him, in all utter. believeth all things, hopeth all. ance, and in all knowledge, v. 7. things, endurėth all things, So that ye come behind in no gift;

Rom, i. $. First I thank my waiting for the coming of the Lord God through Jesus Christ for you Jesus Christ. 2 Tim. i. 4. Greatly all, that your faith is spoken of desiring to see thee, being mindful throughout the whole world. 2. of thy tears, that I may be filled

defending their innocency r; a ready receiting of a good reports, and unwillingness to admit of an evil report concerning them t; discouraging tale-bearerš v, flatterers w, and fanderers x; love and care of our own good name, and defending it when need requireth y; keeping of lawful promisesz; studying and practising of whatsoever things are true, honest, lovely, and of good report a.

Q. 145. What are the fins forbidden in the ninth. commandment?

A. The fins forbidden in the ninth commandment are, all prejudicing the truth, and the good name of our neighbours, as well as our own b, especially in publick judi

Cature; with joy: v. $. When I call to re tions in his heart. membrance the anfeigned faith .*

* Pial. ci. 5. Whofo privily Nanthat is in thee, which dwelt firft in dereth his neighbour, him will i eut thy grandmother Lois, and thy off :mother Eunice; and I am persuad y Prov. xxii: 1. A goof name is ed that in thee also.

rather to be choien than great rich-' ri Sam. xxii. 14. Then Ahime-: es, and loving favour, rather than lech answered the king and said, filver and gold. John viii. 49. Jesus And who is so faithful among all answered, I have not a devil; but I thy servants, as David, who is the honour my Father, and ye do diskings fon in law, and goeth at thy honour me. bidding, and is honourable in thine 2 Píal. xv. 4. He that sweareth houle?

to his own hurt, and changeth not, Cor. xm. 6. (Charity) rejoic a Phil 4. 8. Finally, brethren, eth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in' whatsoever things are true, whatthe truth: v: 7. beareth all things, foever things are honest, whatsoebelieveth all things, hopeth all ver things are ju!t, whatsoever things, endureth all things. things are pure, whatsoever things

-*7 Pfal. xv. 3. He that backbiteth are lovely, whatsoever things are not with his tongue, nor doth evil of good report; if there be any virto his neighbour, nor taketh up a tue, and if there be any praise, reproach against his neighbour. think on these things.

v Prov.xxv. 23. The north-wind 145.b 1 Sam. xvii. 28. And E. driveth away rain: so doth an liab his eldest brother heard when angry countenance a backbiting he spake unto the man; and Eliabs tongue.

anger was kindled against David, w Prov. xxvi. 24. He that hateth, and he said, Why cameft thou down dissembleth with his lips, and lay hither? and with whom haft thou eth up deceit within him.' v. 25.. left those few sheep in the wilderWhen he fperketh fair, believe hint nefs? I know thy pride, and the not: for-there are seven abomina- nâughtiness of thine heart, for thou

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ling art come down that thou mightest mination unto him. v. 19. A false see the battle. 2 Sam. xvi. 3. And witness that speaketh lies, and him the king said, And where is thy that soweth discord among bremaiters fon? and Ziba taid unto the thren. king, Behold, he abideth at Jerusa- - € Ads vi.

13 And fet up false lem: for he said, To day fhall the witnesses, who laid, This man ceafhouse of Israel restore me the king- eth not to speak blasphemous words dom of my father. 2 Sam.1.9. He against this holy place, and the law. faid unto me again, Stand, I pray f Jer. ix. 3. And they bend their thee, upon me, and say me: for tongue like their bow for lies: but anguish is come upon me, because they are not valiant for the truth my life is yet whole in me: v. 10. upon the earth; for they proceed So I stood upon him, and flew him, from 'evil to evil, and they know because I was sure that he could not not me, faith the Lord. v. s. And live after that he was fallen: And I they will deceive every one his took the crown that was on his head, Deighbour, and will not speak the and the bracelet that was on his truth: they have taughttheir tongue, arm, and have brought them hi to speak lies, and weary themselves ther'unto my lord, v. 15. And Da: to commit iniquity. Acts xxiv. 2. vid called one of the young men, And when he was called forth, and said, Go near, and fall upon Tertullus began to aceuse him,--V. him. And he smote him that he 5. For we have found this man a died. v. 16. And David faid unto pestilent fellow, and a mover of fehim, Thy blood be upon thy head: dition among all the Jews throughfor thy mouth hath testified against out the world, and a ring-leader of thee, faying, I have slain the Lords the feet of the Nazarenes. Pfa. xii. anointed,

3. The Lord shall cut off all flat"Lev. xix. 15. Ye shall dò no un- tering lips, and the tongue that righteousness in judgment; thou fpeaketh proud things. v. 4. Who fhalt not respeet the perfon of the have faid, With our tongue will we poor, nor honour the person of the prevail, our lips are our own: who mighty: but in righteousness shalt is Lord over us? Pfa. lii. 1. Why thou judge thy neighbour. Hab. i. boasteft thou thyself in mifehief, o 4. Therefore the law is sacked, and mighty man? the goodness of God judgment doth never go forth: for endureth continually. v. 2. Thy the wicked doth compass about the tongue deviseth mischiefs: like a righteous: therefore wrong judg- sharp razor, working deceitfully. ment proceedeth.

V. 3. Thou lovest evil more than : . Prov. xix. 5. A falfe witness good: and lying rather than to fhall not be unpunished, and he that fpeak righteousness. Selah. v. 4. speaketh lies shall not escape. Prov. Thou lovest all devouring words, vi. 16. These fix things doth the Othou deceitful tongue. Lord hate; yea, feren are an abo & Prov.xvii. 15. He that justifieth


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