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talions, and appearances thereof, and provocations thereunto-z.

7. That what is forbidden or commanded to ourselves, we are bound, according to our places, to endeavour that it may be avoided or performed by others, according to the duty of their places a.

8. That, in what is commanded to others, we are bound according to our places and callings to be helpful to them b; and to take heed of parçaking with others in what is forbidden them ć.

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z Mat. v. 21, 22, 27, 28. (See in thy gates, Lev. xix. 17. Thou letter o before.) Mat. xv. 4. For God salt not hate thy brother in thine commanded, saying, Honour thy beart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke father and mother; and, He that thy neighbour, and not suffer fin curserh father or mother, let him upon him. Gen, xviii. 19. For I die the death. V. S. But ye say, know him, that he will command Whosoever shall say to his father or his children and his houshold after his mother, It is a gift by whatso him, and they shall keep the way of erer thou mightest be profited by the Lord, to do justice and judge me, v. 6. And honour vot his fa ment; that the Lord may bring upther or his mother, he shall be free. on Abraham, that which he haih Thus have ye made the command: spaken of kim.' Josh. xxiv. 15. And ment of God of none effect by your if it seem'evil unto you to serve the tradition. Heb. x. 24. And let us Lord, choose you this day whom yé conlider one another to proroke un: will serve, whether the gods which to love and to good works : V. 25. your fathers served, that were on Not forsaking the affembling of our. the other fide of the flood, or the selves together, as the manner of gods of the Amorites, in whose land fome is; but exhorting one another: ye dwell : but as for me and my and so much the more, as ye see house, we will serve the Lord. Deur. the day approaching i Theff, v. vi: 6. And these words which I 32. Abítain from all appearance of command thee this day, shall be in evil. Jude 23. And others save thine heart : And thou shalt with fear, puiling them out of the teach them diligently unto thy chil Gre; bating even the garment spot. cren, and shalt talk of them when ted by the Aesh. Gal, v. 26. Let' thou frict in thine house, and when us not be desirous of vain glory,' thou walkelt by the way, and when provoking one another, envying one thou lielt down, and when thou another, Col, iii. 21. Fathers, pro riselt up. voke not your chiluren to anger, b 2 Cor, i. 24. Not for that we left they be discouraged.

have-dominion over your faith, but a Exod. xx. 10. But ike seventh' are helpers of your joy: for by

: day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy faith fand. God: in it thou shalt not do any ci Tim. v. 22. Lay liands sudwork, thou, nor thy son, nor thy denly on no man, peither be par. daughter, thy man fervant, nor taker of other mens fins : keep ihy. thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, self pure. Ephav. iki and have do nor thy stranger that is within




Q. 100. What special things are we to consider in the teze commandments?

A. We are to consider in the ten commandments, the preface, the substance of the commandments themselves, and several reasons annexed to some of them the more to enforce them.

Q. 101. What is the preface to the ten commandments ?

A. The preface to the ten commandments is contained in these words, I am the Lord thy God which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage d. Wherein God manifefteth his sovereignty, as being Jehovah, the eternal, immutable, and almighty God e; having his being in and of himself

f, and giving being to all his words g and works h: and that he is a God in covenant, as with Israel of old, fo with all his people i; who as he brought them out of their bondage in Egypt, so he delivered us from our fpiritual thraldom é; and that therefore we are bound to take him for our God alone, and to keep all his commandments i.

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fellowship with the unfruitful works own pocts have said, For we are al: of darkness, but rather reprove so bis off spring. them,

¿Gen, xvii. 7. And I will establish 101. Exodus xx. 2.

my covenant between me aed thee. else. xliv. 6. Thus saith the Lord and thy seed after thee, in their gethe king of Israel, and his Redeemer nerations, for an everlasting covethe Lord of hosts, I am the first, nant; to be a God unto thee, and and I am the last, and besides me to thy feed after thee, Compared there is no god.

with Rom. ii. 29. Is he the God of f Exod. ii. i 4. And God said un. the jews only? is he not also of the to Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and centiles? Yes, of the Gentiles allo, he' faid, thus shale thou fay onto k Luke i. 74. That he would the children of Israel, I AM haih grant unto us, that we being deli: fent me unto you.

vered out of the hands of our ene& Exod. vi. 3. And I appeared un.

And I appeared un. mies, might Serve him without fear, to Abraham, unto lluac, and unto ja- v. 75. Ia holiness and righteousness con, by the name of God Almighty, before bim all the days of our life, but by my name JEHOVAH was I Ir Pet. i, 15. But as he who hath not known to them. ,

called you is holy, so be ye holy in all h Acts xvii. 24. God that made manner of conversation ; v. 16. Hethe world, and all things therein, cause it is written, Be ye holy, for feeing that lie is Lord of heaven, I am holy. V. 17. Aod if ye call and of earth, divelleth not in temples on the Father, who without respect made with bands v. 28. For in of persons judgeth according to e.

, 1sini we live, and move, and have very man's work, pass the time of our being; as certaia also of your your sojourning bere in fear : r. 18.


Q. 102. What is the sum of the four commandments which contain our duty to God?

d. The sum of the four commandments containing our duty to God, is, to love the Lord our God with all our heart, and with all our soul, and with all our strength, and with all our mind m.

Q: 103. Which is the first commandment?

A. The first commandment 'is, Thou shall have no other gods before me n.

Q. 104. What are the duties required in the first commandment?

A. The duties required in the first commandment are, the knowing and acknowledging of God to be the only true God, and our God o; and to worthip and glorify him accordingly p,


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Forasmuch as ye know that ye were of thee: but if thou forsake him,'hé poc redeerned with corruptible will calt thee off for ever. Deut. things, as filver and gold, from xxvi. 17. Thou hast arouched the your vain conversation received by Lord this day to be thy God, and tradition from your fathers. Lev. to walk in his ways, and to keep his xviii. 30. Therefore thall ye keep statutes, and his commandments, mine ordinance, that ye-commit not and his judgments, and to hearken any one of these abominable customs, unto his voice. Isa. xliii. 10, Ye are which were commitied before you, my witnesses, faith the Lord, and that ye defile not yourselves there. my servant whom I have chosen : in: am the Lord your God. Lev. that ye may know and believe me, xix, 37. Therefore shall ye observe and understand that I am he: be. all my statutes, and all my judg- fore me there was no God formed, ments, and do them: I am the neither Mall there be after me. Jer, Lord.

xiv, 22. Are there any among the 102. m Lnke x. 27. And he an- vanities of the Gentiles that can fwering, said, Thou shalt love the cause rain ? or can the heaveas give Lord thy God with all thy heart, lowers? Art not thou be, O Lord and with all thy soul, and with all our god ? therefore we will wait thy Itrength, and with all thy mind; upon thee, for thou hast made alt and thy neighbour as thyself. these thiogs, 103. 1. Exod, xx: 3.

Psal. xcv. 6. () come, and let 104. 01 Chron. xxviii.

us worship and bow down : let us thou, Solomon my ton, know thou kneel before the Lord our Maker. the God of thy father, and serve bim v.7. For he is oor God, and we are with a perfect heart, and with a the people of his pasture, and the willing mind: for the Lord search- sheep of his hand. Mat. iv. 101 eth all hearts, and understandeth Then said Jesus unto him, Get thee all the imaginations of the thoughts: hence, Saton: for it is written, Thow. is thou feek bim, he will be found halt worship the Lord thy God,

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by thinking 9, meditating r, remembrings, highly esteemingt, honouring v, adoring w, choosing x, loving y, desiring z, fearing of him a; believing him b; trusting c, hoping d, delighting è, rejoicing in him f; being zealous for himg; calling upon him;



and him only Malt thou ferve. Pfal. of the Amorites, in whose land ye xxix. 2. Give unto the Lord the dwell : but as for me and my house, glory due unto his name; worship we will serve the Lord. v. 22. And the Lord in the beauty' of holinefs. Joshua said unto the people, Ye are

q Mal. iii. 16. Then they that witnesses against yourselves, that yè feared the Lord, spake often one to have chosen the Lord, to serve him. another, and the Lord hearkened, And they said, We are witnesses, and heard it, and a book of remem- у Deut. vi. 5. And thou shalt love brance was written before him for the Lord thy God with all thine them that feared the Lord, and heart, and with all thy soul, and that thought upon his name.

with all thy might. r Pfal. Ixiii. 6. When I remem- z Psal. Ixxiii. 25. Whom have I ber thee upon my bed, and medic in heaven but thee? and there is none tate on thee in the night-watches. upon earth that I desire besides thee.

s Eccl. xi. 1. Remember now thy a Isa, viii. 13. Sandify the Lord Creator in the days of thy youth, of hosts bimself, and let him be your while the evil days come not, and fear, and let him be your dread. the years draw nigh, when thou b Exod. xiv. 31. And Israel saw fhalt say I have no pleasure in them. that great work which the Lord did

: Psal. Ixxi. 19. Thy righteous- upon the Egyptians : and the peoness also, O God, is very high, who ple feared the Lord, and believed halt dune great things : © God, the Lord, and his servant Moses, who is like unto thee?

c Ifa, xxvi. 4. Trust ye in the v Mal. i. 6. A son honouretla his Lord for ever : for in the Lord Jefather, and a servant his master; if hovah is everlasting strengtb. then I be a father, where is mise d Psal. cxxx.7. Let Ifrael hope in honour ? and if I be a master, where the Lord : for with the Lord there is my fear? saith the Lord of hosts is mercy, and with him is plenteous unto you, o priests; that despise redemption. my name :

e Pfal. xxxvii. 5. Delight thyself w Isa. xlv. 23. I have sworn by also in the Lord, and he shall give myself, the word hath gone out of thee the desires of thine heart. my mouth in righteousness, and f Psal. xxxii. 11. Be glad in the shall not return, that unto me every Lord, and rejoice ye righteous: and knee fhall bow, every tongue fall shout for joy all ye that are upright swear:

in heart, * Josh. xxiv. 15. And if it seem g Rom, xii. ir. Not flothful in evil unto you, to serve the Lord, business; fervent in fpirit"; ferving choose you this day whom you will the Lord, Compared with Numb. serve, whether the gods which your XXV. 11. Phineas the son of Eleazar, fathers served, that were on the o. the fon of Aaron the priest, bata ther side of the food, or the gods enrned my wrath away from the

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giving all praise and thanks b, and yielding all obedience and submission to him with the whole man i; being careful in all things to please him k, and forrowful when in any thing he is offended l; and walking humbly with him m.

Q.10;. What are the fins forbidden in the first commandment?

A. The fins forbidden in the first commmandment are atheism in denying, or not having a God n; idolatry, in having or worshipping more gods than one, or any with or instead of the true God o; the not having and avouching him for God, and our God p; the omission or neglect of any

thing children of Israel (while he was thee, O man, what is good; and zealous for my fake among them) what doth the Lord require of thee, that I consumed the children of but to do justly, and to love mercy, Ifrael in my jealousy,

and to walk humbly with thy God? b Phil. iv. 6. Be careful for no- 105. m Psal. xiv. I. The food thing: but in every thing by prayer hath said in his heart, there is no and supplication with thanksgiving, God: they are corrupt, they have Jet

your requests be made known done abominable works, there is ugto God.

none that doth good. Eph. ii. 12. i Jer. vii. 23. But this thing com. That at that time ye were without manded I them, saying, Obey my Christ, being aliens from the comvoice, and I will be your God, and mon-wealth of Israel, and stracgers se shall be my people : and walk ye from the covenants of promise, hav. "in- all the ways that I have com. ing no bope, and without God in manded you, that it may be well the world, unto you. Jam. iv. 7. Submit your- o Jer. ii. 27. Saying to a stock, Selres therefore to God: resist the Thou art my father; and to alone, devil, and he will flee from you. Thou hast brought me forth : for

di John iï. 22. And whatsoever they have turned their faces; but we alk, we receive of him, because in the time of their trouble they will We keep his commandments, and do say, Arise, and save us. V. 28. But those things that are pleating in his where are thy gods that thou hait light,

made thes? let them arise if they Jer. xxxi. 18. I have surely heard can fave thee in the time of thy Ephraim bemoaning himself thus, trouble : for according to the nur Thou bast chastised me, aod I was ber of thy cities, are athy gods, o cha:tifed, as a bullock unaccustomed. Judah. Compared with 1 Thef, to the yoke : turn thou me, and I 1. 9. For they themselves thew of fhall be turned; for thou are the us, what inanner of entering in we

my God. Psal, cxix. 136. lad unto you, and how ye returned Rivers of waters run duwn mine

to God from idols, to serve the live eyes; because they keep not thy ing and true God. law,

Pfal. Ixxxi. IT. But ny people 1x Micah vi. 8. He bath shewed would not bearken to my voice: and


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