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GOD spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath-day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it.

Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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's.



BE content. Let not your heart be troubled. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content.

Godliness with contentment is great gain.

I have learned in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I am instructed both to be full, and to be hungry, both to abound, and to suffer need.

Be content with such things as ye have.

A good man shall be satisfied from himself. Wherefore doth a living man complain? These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts.

Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed.

Do all things without murmurings.



WITH the well-advised is wisdom. We took

sweet counsel together.

Hear counsel and receive instruction. He that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.

Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

The counsel of the wicked is deceit. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly.

Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser.

He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul.

How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof; and have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instruced me!

If any man obey not our word, count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.

Exhort one another daily, while it is called to-day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.

He that heareth reproof getteth understanding. Let the righteous reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil.

He that regardeth reproof is prudent.

He that refuseth reproof erreth. He that hateth reproof is brutish.

A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him. Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee.

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather prove them.

He that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy.

Am I become your enemy, because I tell

the truth ?

Rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee.

He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with his tongue.

Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father; and the younger men as brethren. A scorner heareth not rebuke.

Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear.



THOU shalt not covet any thing that is thy neighbour's.

Covetousness, let it not be once named among


Take heed and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

If riches increase,set not your heart upon them. Let your conversation be without covetousHe that hateth covetousness shall prolong


his days.

He that loveth silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loveth abundance with in


The love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

When goods increase, they are increased that eat them; and what good is there to the owners thereof, saving the beholding thereof with their


I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches.

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Better is a little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.

He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

Woe 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.

Labour not to be rich. A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

He heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house. Woe unto him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house.

There is one alone, and there is not a second: yea, he hath neither child nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour: neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he for whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good? This is vanity, yea, it is a sore travail.

They that would be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful Insts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.

Riches are not for ever. Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly.

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