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0. 136. What are the fins forbidden in the sixth commandment.

A. The fins forbidden in the sixth commandment are all taking away the life of ourselves c, or of others d, except in case of public justice e, lawful war f, or necessary defence g: the negle&ting or withdrawing the lawful and necessary means of preservation of life b: finful anger i, hatred k, envy l, desire of revenge m: all excessive pallons n,



evil, but overcome evil with good. blood it defilesh the land, and the

ó i Theff, v. 14. Now we exhort land cannot be cleansed of the blood you, brethren, warn them that are that is shed therein, but by the uoruly, comfort the feeble-minded. blood of him that thed it. support the weak, be patient toward s Jer xlvii. 10 Cursed be he all men. Job xxxi. 19. If I have that doth the work of the Lord defeed any perish for want of clothing, ceitfully, and cursed be he that or any poor without covering: y. keepeth back his sword from blood, 20. If his loins have not blessed me, Deui. chapter xx, throughout. v. and if be were not warmed with the 1. When thou goeft out to battle fleece of my sheep. Mat. xxv. 35. against thine enemies, and feelt For I was an hungred, and ye gave horses and chariots, and a peuple me meat : I was thirsty, and ye more than thou, be not afraid of gave me drink : I was a Qranger, them, for the Lord thy God is with and ye took me in: v. 36. Naked, thee, who brought thee up out of and ye clothed me: I was sick, and the land of Egypt, &c. je visited me: I was in prison, and 8 Exod.xxii.2.If a thief be found ye came unto me. Prov. xxxi. 8. breaking up, and be smitten that he Open thy mouth for the dumb in die, there shall no blood be thed for the cause of all such as are appoint- him. v. 3. If the sun be risen upon ed to destruction. v. 9. Open thy him, there shall be blood shed for mouth, judge righteously, and him: for he should make full relti. plead the cause of the poor and tution ; if he have nothing, then he needy.

shall be sold for his theft. 136. c Alts, xvi. 28. But Panl h Mat. xxv. 42. For I was an cried with a loud voice, saying, Do hungred, and ye gave me no meat: thyself no harm; for we are all I was thirsty, and ye gave me no here.

drink : V. 43. I was a stranger, and d Gen. ix. 6. Whoso sheddeth ye took me not in: naked, and ye man's blood, by man shall his blood clothed me not, fick and in prison, be thed: for in the image of God and ye visited me oot. Jam.ii.15.If a made he man.

brother or fifter be naked,and defti. e Numb. xxxv. 31. Moreover ye tute of daily food: v. 16. And one fhall take no fatisfa&tion for the life of you say unto them, Depart in of a murderer, who is guilty of peace, be you warmed, and filled : death, but he shall be surely put to notwithstanding ye give them not death. v. 33. So ye

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distracting cares 0; immoderate use of meat, drink p, labour q, and recreations r, provoking words , oppression t, quarreling v, striking wounding w, and whatsoever elle tends to the destruction of the life of any x.

Q. 137. Which the body; what doth it profit ? Take therefore no thought for the Eccl. vi. 1. There is an evil which morrow: for the morrow shall take I have seen under the sun, and it is thought for the things of itself: fufcommon among men: v. 2. a man ficient unto the day is the evil there. to whom God hath given riches, of, wealth, and honour, fe that he p Luke xxi. 34. And take heed to wanteth nothing for his soul of all yourselves, lelt at any time your that he desireth, yet God giveth hearts be overcharged with surfeithim oot power to eat thereof, but a ing and drunkeoness, and the cares Stranger eateth it; this is vanity, of this life, and so that day come and it is an evil discease.

upon you unawares. Rom. xiii. 13. i Mat. v. 22. But I say unto you, Let us walk honestly as in the day; That whosoever is angry with his not in rioting and drunkenness, not brother without a cause, shall be in in chambering and wantonness, not danger of the judgment: and who jo strife and envying. fvever shall say to his brother, Ra. 9 Eccl. xii, 12. And further by ca, Inall be in danger of the coun- these, my son, be admonished; of cil; but whosoever shall say, Thou making many books there is no end, foo!, ihall danger of hell fire. and much study is a weariness of

ki John iii. 15. Whosoever bat. the flesh. Eccl. ii. 22. For what eth his brother, is a murderer: and hath man of all his labour, and of ye know that no murderer hath e- the vexation of his heart wherein he ternal life abiding in him. Ler. xix. hath laboured under the sun ? v. 17. Thou shalt not hate thy bro- 23. For all his days are sorrows, ther in thine heart: thou shalt in and his travel grief; yea, his heart any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and taketh not relt in the night. This not suffer fin


is also vanity.
I Proy. xiv. 30. A found heart is olla v. 12. And the harp and
the life of the flesh : but envy the the viol, the tabret and the pipe,
Tottenness of the bones.

and wine are in their fealts: but m Rom. xii. 19. Dearly beloved, they regard not the work of the avenge not yourselves, but rather Lord, neither consider the operatigive place unto wrath: for it is on of his hands. written, Vengeance is mine; I will SProv. xv.1. A soft answer turnrepay, saith the Lord.

eth away wrath; but grievous words n Eph.iv. 31. Let all bitterness, stir up anger. Prov. xii. 18. There and wrath, and anger, and clamour, is that speaketh like the piercings of and evil speaking be put away from a sword: but the topgue of the you, with all malice.

wife is health. ollat. vi. 31. Therefore take no Ezek. xvïï. 18. As for his fa. thought, saying, What hall we eat? ther, because he cruelly opprefied, or what shall we drink? or where spoiled his brocher by violence, and withal thall we be cloihed? v 34. did that which is not good among


Q. 137. Which is the seventh commandment?

A. The seventh commandinent is, Thou shalt not commit adultery.y:

Q. 138. What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?

4. The duties required in the seventh commandment are chastity in body, mind, affections z, words a, and behaviour b; and the preservation of it in ourselves and others c; watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses d; temperance e, keeping of chaste company f, modely in apparelg;


his people, lo, even he hall die in the end. (Containing laws for his iniquity. Exod. i. 14 and they smiters, for an hurt by chance, for made their lives bitter with hard an ox that goreth, and for him that bondage, in morter, and io brick, is an occasion of harm) and in all manner of service in the 137. y Exod. xx 14. field : all their service wherein they 138. z 1 Thes.iv. 4. That every made them ferve, was with rigour. ' one of you should know how to

Gal. v. 15. But if ye bite and possess his vesselin fanétification and devour one another, take heed that honour. Job xxxi. 1. I made a ye be not consumed one of another. covenant with mine eyes; why then Prov.xxiii.29. Who hath wo? who should I think upon a maid? i Cor. hath forrow? who hath contenti. vii. 34. There is a difference also ons ? who hath babbling? who hath between a wife and a virgin : the wounds without a cause?

unmarried woman careth for the w Numb. xxxv. 16. And if he things of the Lord, that the may smite him with an instrument of iron be holy, both in body and spirit : (so that he die) he is a murderer: but the that is married, careth for the murderer shall furely be put to the things of the world, how she death, v. 17 and if he finite him may please her husband. with throwing a stone (where with a Col. iv. 6. Let your speech be he may die) and he die, he is a alway with grace, seasoned with murderer: the murderer shall furely falt, that ye may know how ye be put to death. v. 18. Or if he ought to answer every man smite him with an hand-weapon of bs Pet.iii. 2. While they behold wood (wherewith he may die) and your chaste conversation coupled be die, he is a murderer: the mure with fear. derer shall surely be put to death. ci Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to 1.21. Or in enmity smite him with avoid fornication, let erery man his hand, that he die: he that smote have bis own wife, and let erery him shall surely be put to death ; woman have her owa husband v. for he is a murderer. The revenger 35. And thus I speak for your of blood shall lay the murderer, own profit, not that I nay calt a when he meeteth him.

soare upon you, but for that which * Exod. xxi. from reife 18. to


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marriage by those that have not the gift of continency k, conjugal love i, and cohabitation e, diligent labour in our callings /; shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto m.

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is comely, and that you may attend bi Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless to upon the Lord without diltraction. avoid fornication, let every man v. 36. But if any man think that he have his own wife, and let every behavæh himselt uncomely toward woman have her own husband : v. his virgin, if she pass the flower of 9. But if they cannot contain, let her age, and need so require, let them marry: for itis better to marhim do what he will, he finneth ry than to burn. not: let them marry.

i Prov. v. 19. Let her be as the d Job xxxi. 1. I made a covenant loving hiod, and pleasant roe; let with mine eyes : why then should I her breasts satisfy thee at all times, think upon a maid?

and be thou ravisht always with her e Acts sxiv.24. And after certain love. V. 20. and why wilt thou, days, when Felix came with his wife my fon? be ravished with a strange Drafilla, which was a Jewels, he 'woman, and embrace the bosom of tent for Paul, and heard him con: a stranger ? cerning the faith in Christ. v.

25. k i Pet. iii. 7 Likewise ye hufand as he reasoned of righteousness, bands, dwell with them according temperance and judgment to come, to knowledge, giving honour unto Felix trembled. -

the wife as unto the weaker vessel, f Prov. ii. 16. To deliver thee as being heirs together of the from the Atrange woman, even from grace of life : that your prayers be the stranger which flattereth with not hindered. her words; v. 17. Which forsak. | Prov. xxxi. II. The heart of eth the guide of her youth, and for her husband doth safely trust in getreth the covenant of her God. v. her, so that he hall have no need 18 For her house inclineth unto of 1poil. v. 27. She looketh well to death, and her paths unto the dead. the ways of her houshold, and eateth v. 19 None that go unto her return not the bread of idleness. v. 28. again, neither take they hold of Her children arise up, and call her the paths of life. v. 20. That thou bleiled; her husband also, and he mayest walk in the way of good praiseth her. men, and keep the paths of the m Prov.v.8. Remove thy way far righteous.

from her, and come not nigh the . 1 Tim. ii. 9. In like manner door of her house. Gen. xxxix. 8. aliu, that the women adorn them. But he refused, and said unto his flres in modest apparel, with mailer's wite, Behold, my master Trainefacednets and fobriety; not worteth not what is with me in the vieb broidered hair, or gold, or house, and he hath committed all parls, or costly array.

that he hath to my hand. v. 9


Q. 139. What are the fins forbidden in the feventh commandment?

A. The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, befide the neglect of the duties required n, are adultery, fornication o, rape, incest, p, sodomy, and unnatural lusts

9: all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections r; all corrupt or filthy communications, or listning



There is done greater in this house likewise also the men, leaving the than 1 ; neither hath he kept back natural use of the women, burned any thing from me, but thee, because in their lust one toward another, thou art his wife : how then can I men with men working that which do this great wickedóess, and fina. is unleemly, and receiving in them · gainst God? v. 10. and it came to felves that recompence of theirerror pass as the spake to Jofeph day by which was meet, Lev. xx. 15 and day, that he hearkened not unto if a man lie with a bealt, he snail her, to lie by her, or to be with her. surely be put to death: and ye shall

139. n Prov. v.7. Hear me now flay the beast. v. 16. and if a wo. therefore, O ye children, and de- man approach unto any beast, and part not from the words of my ly down thereto, thou shalt kill the mouth.

woman and the beast: they shall o Heb xiii.4 Marriage is honour. surely be put to death; their blood able in all, and the bed undefiled: fall be upon them. but wtoremongers and adulterers r Mat. v. 28. Bat I say unto you, God will judge Gal. v. 19. Now that whosoever looketh on a woman the works of the fleth are manifest, to lult after her, hath committed which are these, adultery, fornica- adultery with her already in his tion, uncleanness, lasciviousness. heart Mat. xv. 19. For out of the

p 2 Sam. xiii. 14. Howbeit he heart proceed evil thoughts, murwould not hearken unto her voice; ders, adulteries,fornications, thefts, but being stronger than the, forced false witness, blafphemies. Col.ii. her and lay with her. i Cor.v.1.10 5. Morrily therefore your members is reported commonly that there is which are upon the earth; fornicafornication among you, and such tion, uncleanness, inordinate affornication as is not so much as fection, evil concupiscence, and conamed among the Gentiles, that verousness which is idolatry. ene should have his father's wife. s Eph. v. 3. But fornication, and 9 Rom. i. 24 Wherefore God all uncleanness, or cove tousness, let

gave them up to uncleanness it not be once named amongst you, through the lufts of their own hearts, as becometh saints: v. 4. Neither to dishonour their own bodies be- filthiness, por foolish talking, nor tween themselves. v. 26. For this jefting, which are not convenient: cause God gave them up unto vile but rather giving of thanks. Prov. affections: for even their women vii. 5. That they may keep thee did change the natural use into that from the strange woman, from the which is against oature: 4. 27, and stranger which flattereth with her


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