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· Vowsc, covenants d, and engagements to God or men e: if done deliberatelyf, wilfullyg, presumptuously h, impudentlyi,

boast36. Nevertheless, they did flatter to the man who devoureth that him with their mouth, and they lied which is holy: and after vows to unto him with their tongues. v. 37. make enquiry. For tl.eir heart was not right with d Lev. xxvi. 25. And I will bring him, neither were they liedfalt in ' a sword upon you, that shall avenge his covenant. Jer. ii. 20. For of old the quarrel of my covenant. time I have broken thy yoke, and Prov. ii. 17. Which forsaketh burit thy bands, and thou faidit, I the guide of her youth, and forget. will not transgress: when upon e teth the covenant of her God. Every high bill, and under every zek. xvii. 18. Seeing he despised green tree thou wanderest, playing the oath by breaking the covenant the harlot. Jer. xlii. 5. Then they (when lo, he had given his hand) said to Jeremiah, The Lord be a and hath done all these things, he true and faithful witness between shall not escape. v. 19. Therefore us, if we do not even according to thus faith the Lord God, As I live, all things for which the Lord thy surely mine oath that he hath deGod shall send thee to us. v. 6. fpised, and my covenant that he Whether it be good, or whether it hath broken, even it will I rec inbe evil, we will obey the voice of pense upon his head. the Lord our God, to whom we f Pfa. xxxvi. 4. He devith milsend thee:-V. 20. For ye dissem- chief upon his bed, he setteth himbled in your hearts, when ye fent self in a way that is not good; he me unto the Lord your God, fay- abhorreth 10t evil. ing, Pray for us unto the Lord our & Jer. vi. 16. Thus faith the God, and according unto all that. Lord, Stand ye in the ways and the Lord our God will say, fo de- fee, and ask for the old paths, clare unto us, and we will do it. v. where is the good way, and wal: 21. And now I have this day de- therein, and ye shall find rest for clared it to you, but ye have not on your souls: but they said, We will beyed the voice of the Lord your not walk therein. God, nor any thing for the which b Num. xv. 30. But the foul that he hath sent me unto you.

doth ought presumptuously (whe- Eccl. v. 4. When thou vowest ther he bę born in the land, or a a vow unto God, defer not to pay stranger) the same reproacheth the it: for he hath no pleasure in fools; Lord; and that foul shall be cut off pay that which thou hast vowed. from among his people. Exod. xxi. v. 5. Better is it that thou shouldst 14. But if a man come presumptunot vow, than that thou shouldīt ously upon his neighbour, to flay vow and not pay. v. 6. Suffer not him with guile; thou shalt take him thy mouth to cause thy Aesh to fin; from mine altar, that he may die. neither say thou before the angel, i Jer, iii. 3. Therefore the showthat it was an error: wherefore ers have been withholden, and there should God be angry at thy voice, bath been no latter rain, and thou and destroy the work of thine hadít a whores forehead, thou rebands? Prov. xx. 25. It is a snare fusedst to be ashamed. Prov, vii.

boastinglyk, maliciously), frequently m, obstinately n, with .delight'o, continuancep, or relapsing after repentanceq. 4. From circumstances of timer, and places: if on the

Lord's

13. So she caught him and kissed servant, being an Hebrew, or an him, and with an impudent face Hebrewess, go free, that none should faid unto him.

ferve himself of them, to wit, of a & Pfal. lii. 1. Why boastest thou Jew his brother. v. 10. Now when thyself in mischief, O mighty man? all the princes, and all the people

13 John 10. Wherefore if I come, which had entered into the coveI will remember his deeds which he nant, heard that every one should doth, prating against us with mali. let his man-servant, and every one cious words:

his maid-servant go free, that none m Num. xiv. 22. Because all those should serve themselves of them amen who have seen my glory, and ny more, then they obeyed, and let my miracles which I did in Egypt them go. v. 11. But afterwards and in the wilderness, and have' they turned, and caused the sertempted me now these ten times, vants and the hand-maids, whom and have not hearkened to my they had let go free, to return, and voice.

brought them into subjection for n Zech, vii. 11. But they refused servants and for hand-maids. 2 Pet. to hearken, and pulled away the ii. 20. For if after they have escap. 1houlder, and stopped their ears, ed the pollutions of the world thro' that they thould not hear. v. 12. the knowledge of the Lord and SaYea, they made their hearts as an viour Jesus Christ, they are again adamant stone, left they should hear intangled therein, and overcome; the law, and the words which the the latter end is worse with them I ord of hosts hath sent in his Spi- than the beginning. v. 21. For it rit by the former prophets: there- had been belter for them not to fore came a great wrath from the have known the way of righteousLord of hosts,

ness, than after they have known it, o Prov. ii. 14. Who rejoice to do to turn from the holy commandevil, and delight in the frowardness ment delivered unto them. v. 22. of the wicked.

But it is happened unto them acpIfa. lvii, 17. For the iniquity of cording to the true proverb, The his covetousness was I wroth, and dog is turned to his own vomit a. fmote him; I hid me and was wroth, gain; and, The low that was washand he went on frowardly in the ed, to her wallowing in the mire. way of his heart.

r 2 Kings v. 26. And he said unto 9 Jer. xxxiy. 8. This is the word him, Gehazi, Went not mine heart that came unto Jeremiah from the with thee, when the man turned aLord, after that the king Zedekiah gain from his chariot to meet thee? had made a covenant with all the Is it a time to receive money, and to people which were at Jerusalem, to receive garments, and olive-yards, proclaim liberty unto them: v. 9. and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, That every man should let his man and men-Servants, and maid-fer. servant, and every man his maid. " vants ?

Jer.

Lord's day't, or other times of divine worship v; or immediatély before w, or after these x, or other helps to prevent or remedy such miscarriages y: if in publick, or in the presence

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SJer, vii, 10. And come and stand anitish woman, in the fight of Mobefore me in this house which is cal- ses, and in the light of all the conled by my name, and say, We are gregation of the children of Israel, delivered to do all these abomina- who were weeping before the door tions. Ifa. xxvi. 10. Let favour be of the tabernacle of the congregatifhewed to the wicked, yet will he on. v.7. And when Phineas the fon not learn righteousness: in the land of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the of uprightness will he deal unjustly, priest, faw it, he rose up from aand will not behold the majesty of mongst the congregation, and took the Lord.

a javelin in his hand. + Ezek. xxiii. 37. That they have w i Cor. xi. 20. When ye come tocommitted adultery, and blood is in gether therefore into one place, this their hands, and with their idols is not to eat the Lords supper. v.21. have they committed adultery'.—v. For in eating every one taketh be38. Moreover, this they have done fore other, his own supper; and one unto me: they have defiled my fanc- is hungry, and another is drunken. tuary in the same day, and have pro * Jer. vii.8. Behold, ye trust in lyfaned my

fabbaths. v. 39. For when ing words, that cannot profit. v. 9. they had Nain their children to their Will ye steal, murder, and commit idols, then they came the fame day adultery,and swear falsely, and burn into my fanctuary to profane it; and inccnfe unto Baal, and walk after lo, thus have they done in the midst other gods whom ye

know not; v. of my house.

10. And come and fand before me vlfa.lvïïi. 3. Wherefore have we in this house, which is called by my fafted, say they, and thou seest not? name, and say, We are delivered to wherefore have we afflicted our soul, do all these abominations? Prov. and thou takest no knowledge? Be- vii. 14. I have peace-offerings with hold, in the day of your fast you me; this day have I paid my vows. find pleasure, and exa&t all your la V. 15. Therefore came I forth to bours. v. 4. Behold, ye fast for strife meet thee, diligently to seekthy face, and debate, and to finite with the and I have found thee. John xiii. 27. fift of wickedness, ye shall not fast as And after the fop, Satan entered in. ye do this day, to make your voice to him. Then faid Jesus unto him, to be heard on high. v. 5. Is it such that thou doft, do quickly. v. 30. a faft that I have chosen ? a day for He then having received the top, a man to affli&t his soul ? Is it to bow went immediately out, down his head as a bulrush, and to y Ezra, ix, 13. And after all that spread fackcloth and alhes under is come upon us for our evil deeds, him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and and for our great trespass, seeing an acceptable day to the Lord that thou our God halt punished us Numb. xxv. 6. And behold, one of less than our iniquities deferve, and the children of Ifrael came and hart given us such deliverarce as brought unto his brethren a Midi. this: v. 14. Should we again break

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of others, who are thereby likely to be provoked or defiled z.

Q. 152. What doth every sin deserve at the hands of God?

A. Every sin, even the least, being against the sovereigntya, goodness b, and holiness of God c, and against his rigitcous law d, deserveth his wrath and curse e, both in this lifef,

and thy commandinents, and join'in af- fpake, saying, I will be fanctified in finity with the people of those abo- them that come nigh me, and before minations? wouldt not thou be an- all the people I will be glorified.... gry with us till thou hadît consum- Lev.xi. 44. For I am the Lord your

God: ye shall therefore fanctify your z 2 Sam. xvi. 22. So they spread selves, and ye shall be holy, for Abfalom a tent upon the top of the I am holy: neither shall ye defile house, and Abfalom wentin unto his yourselves with any manner of creepfathers concubines, in the fight of ing thing that creepeth upon the all Israel. Sam. ii. 22. Now Eli earth. v. 45. For I am the Lord that was very old, and heard all that his bringeth you up out of the land of fons did unto all Israel, and how ' Egypt, to be your God; ye shall they lay with the women that assem- therefore be holy, for I am holy. bled at the door of the tabernacle di John iii, 4. Whosoever comof the congregation. v. 23. And he mitteth fin, transgresseth also the faid unto them, Why do ye such law; for sin is the transgression of things? for I hear of your evil deal- the law. Rom. vii. 12. Wherefore ings, by all this people. v. 24. Nay, the law is holy; and the commandmy fons: for it is no good report ment holy, and just, and good. that I hear; ye make the Lords peo e Eph. v. 6. Let no man deceive ple to transgress.

you with vain words; for because of 152. a James ii. 10. For whosoe- these things cometh the wrath of ver shall keep the whole law, and God upon the children of disobediyet offend in one point, he is guilty ence. Gal. iii. 10. For as many as of all. v, 11. For he that said, Do are of the works of the law, are unnot commit adultery, said also, Do der the curse: for it is written, Curfnot kill.-

ed is every one that continueth not b Exod. xx. 1. God spake all these in all things which are written in words, saying, v. 2. I am the Lord the book of the law to do them, thy God, who have brought thee f Lam. iii. 39. Wherefore doth a out of the land of Egypt, out of the living man complain, a man for the house of bondage.

punishment of his lins ? Deut. xxviii. . Hab. i. 13. Thou art of purer from ver. 15. to the end. But it shall eyes than to behold evil, and canst come to pass, if thou wilt not hearknot look on iniquity; wherefore en unto the voice of the Lord thy Jookest thou upon them that deal God, to observe to do all his comtreacherously, and holdest thy mandments and his itatutes which I tongue when the wicked devoureth command thee this day; that all thele the man that is more righteous than curses shall come upon thee, and ohe? Lev. x. 3. Thren Moses said un vertake thee. v, 16. Cursed shalt to Aaron, This is that the Lord thou be in the city, and cursed fhalt

thou

and that which is to comeg; and cannot be expiated but by the blood of Christ h.

Q. 153. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse due to us by reason of the transgression of the law?

A. That we may escape the wrath and curse of God due to, us by reason of the transgression of the law, he requireth of us repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Chrifti, and the diligent use of the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation k..

Q. 154. What are the outward means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of his mediation?

A. The thou be in the field, v. 17. Cursed perifh. A &s xvi. 30. And the (jayshall be thy basket and thy store, &c. lor) brought them out, and faid,

& Mat. XXV. 41.-Depart from Sirs, what must I do to be saved? me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, v. 31. And they said, Believe on the prepared for the devil and his an Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be gels.

saved, and thine house. John iii. 16. b Heb. ix. 22. And almost all For God so loved the world, that things are by the law purged with he gave his only begotten Son, that blood; and without shedding of whosoever believeth in him, fhould blood is no remiffion. 1 Pet. i. 18. not perish, but have everlasting life. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were v. 18. He that believeth on him, is not redeemed with corruptible not condemned: but he that believthings, as filver and gold, from your eth not, is condemned already,-vain conversation, received by tra k Prov. ii. 1. My son, if thou wilt dition from your fathers; v. 19. receive my words, and hide my comBut with the precious blood of mandments with thee; v. 2. So Christ, as of a lamb without ble. that thou incline thine ear unto wilmish and without spot.

dom, and apply thine heart to un153. A&ts xx. 21. Testifying both derstanding: v. 3. Yea, if thou criest to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, after knowledge, and liftest up thy repentance toward God, and faith voice for understanding: v. 4. If toward our Lord Jesus Christ. Mat. thou seekelt her as silver, and searchiii. 7. But when he saw many of the est for her, as for hid treasures. v. Pharisees and Sadducees come to his 5. Then shalt thou understand the baptism, he said unto them, O ge- fear of the Lord, and find the knowneration of vipers, who hath warn- ledge of God. Prov. viii. 33. Hear ed you to flee from the wrath to instruction, and be wise, and refuse come? v. 8. Bring forth therefore it not. v. 34. Blessed is the man that fruits meet for repentance. Luke heareth me, watching daily at my xiii. 3, 5. I tell you, Nay: but ex gates, waiting at the posts of my cept ye repent, yo shall all likewise doors. v. 35. For whoso findeth me,

findeth

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