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mandments, contain in it many fins o: if not only conceiv ed in the heart, but breaks forth in words and actions p, fcandalize others q, and admit of no reparation r: if against

nor Kings xi. 9. And the Lord was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the Lord God of Ifrael, who had appeared unto him twice, v. 10. And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept, not that which the Lord commanded.

Col. iii. 5. Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupifcence, and covetoufnefs, which is idolatry. 1 Tim. vi. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while fome coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many forrows Prov. v. 8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house: v. 9. Left thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel. v. 10. Left ftrangers be filled with thy wealth, -v. II. And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are confumed, v. 12. And fay, How have I hated inftruction, and my heart defpifed reproof? Prov. vi. 32. But whofo committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh underftanding he that doth it, deftroy eth his own foul. v. 33. A wound and dishonour shall he get, Josh. vii. 21. When I faw among the fpoils a goodly Babylonish garment and two hundred fhekels of filver, and a wedge of gold of fifty fhekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them.

Jam, i. 14. But every man is tempted when he is drawn away of


his own luits, and enticed. v. 25. Then, when luft hath conceived, it bringeth forth fin; and fin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Mat. v. 22 But I fay unto you, that whofoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment: and whofoever fhall fay to his brother, Raca, fhall be in danger of the council: but whofoever fhall fay, Thou fool, fhall be in danger of hell-fire. Mic. ii. 1. Wo unto them that devife iniquity, and work evil upon their beds; when the morning is light, they practife it, because it is in the power of their hand.

q Mat. xviii. 7. Wo to the world because of offences; for it must needs be that offences come: but wo to that man by whom the offence com eth, Rom. ii. 23. Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law, difhonoureft thou God? v. 24. For the name of God is blafphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

r Deut. xxii. 22. If a man be found lying with a woman married to an hufband, then they fhall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: fo fhalt thou put away evil from Ifrael. Compared with v. 28. If a man find a damfel that is a virgin which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and ly with her, and they be found: v. 29. Then the man that lay with her, fhall give to the damfel's father fifty fhekels of filver. and the fhall be his wife, because he hath humbled her; he may not put her away all his days. Prov. vi. 32.

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But whofo committeth adultery with a woman, lacketh understanding: he that doth it, destroyeth his own foul. v. 33. A wound and difhonour fhall he get, and his reproach thall not be wiped away. v. 34. For jealoufy is the rage of a man; therefore he will not fpare in the day of vengeance. v. 35. He will not regard any ranfom: neither will he reft content, though thou giveft many gifts.

Mat xi.21. Wo unto thee Chorazin, wo unto thee Bethfaida: for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in fackcloth and afhes, v. 22. But I fay unto you, It fhall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment than for you. v. 23. And thou Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, fhalt be brought down to hel!: for if the mighty works which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day. v. 24 But I fay unto you, that it thall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom.-John xv. 22. If I had not come, and spoken unto them, they had not had fin: but now they have no cloke for their fin.

Ifa. i. 3. The ox knoweth his owner, and the afs his master's crib: but Ifrael doth not know, my people doth not confider. Deut. xxxii. 6 Do ye thus requite the Lord, O foolish people and unwife? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and eftablished thee.

v Amos iv. 8. So two or three cities wandered unto one city, to drink water; but they were not fatisfied;

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yet have ye not returned unto me, faith the Lord. v. 8. I have fmitten you with blasting, and mildew: when your gardens and vineyards, and your fig-trees, and your olivetrees increased, the palmer-worm devoured them: yet have ye not returned unto me, faith the Lord. v. 10. I have fent among you the peftilence after the manner of Egypt: your young men have I flain with the fword, and have taken away your houses, and I have made the flink of your camps to come up unto your noftrils: yet have ye not returned unto me, faith the Lord. v. II. I have overthrown fome of you, as God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah, and ye were as a fire-brand pluckt out of the burning: yet have ye not returned unto me, faith the Lord. Jer. v. 3. O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou haft ftricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast confumed them, but they have refufed to receive correction; they have made their faces harder than a rock, they have refused to return,

w Rom. i. 26. For this caufe God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural ufe into that which is against nature: v. 27. and likewife alfo the men, leaving the natural ufe of the woman, burned in their luft one toward another, men with men working that which is unfeemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.

x Rom. i. 32. Who knowing the judgment of God, (that they who commit. fuch things are worthy of death) not only do the fame, but

on y, cenfures of the church z, civil punishments a; and our prayers, purposes, promises b, vows c covenants d, and engagements to God or men e: if done deliberately f,

have pleasure in them that do them. Dan. v. 22. And thou his fon, O Belshazzar, halt not humbled thine heart though thou knewest all this. Tit. iii. 10. A man that is an heretic, after the first and fecond admonition, reject: v. 1r. Knowing that he that is fach, is fubverted, and finneth, being condemned of himself.

y Prov. xxix 1. He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, fhall fuddenly be deftroyed, and that without remedy.

z Tit. iii. 10. A man that is an heretic, after the first and fecond admonition, reject. Mat. xviii. 17. and if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man, and a publican.

a Prov. xxvii. 22. Though thou fhouldt bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a peftil, yet will not his foolishness depart from him. Prov. xxiii. 35. They have ftricken me, fhalt thou fay, and I was not fick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not when shall I awake? I will feek it yet again.


6 Pfal. Ixxviii. 34. When he flew them, then they fought him: and they returned and enquired early after God. v. 35. and they remembred that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer 36. Nevertheless, they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues v. 37. For their heart was not right with him, neither were they ftedfaft in his covenant. Jer. ii. 20. For of old time I have broken thy yoke,

and burst thy bands, and thou faidft, I will not tranigrefs: when upon every high hill, and under every green tree thou wandereft, playing the harlot. Jer. xli. 5 Then they faid to Jeremiah, The Lord be a true and faithful witnefs between us, if we do not even according to all things for which the Lord thy God fhall fend thee to us. v. 6. Whether it be good, or whether it be evil, we will obey the voice of the Lord our God, to whom we fend theev. 20. For ye diffembled in your hearts, when ye fent me unto the Lord your God, faying, Pray for us unto the Lord our God, and according unto all that the Lord our God will fay, fo declare unto us,`and we will do it. v 21. and now I have this day declared it to you, but ye have not obeyed the voice of the Lord your God, nor any thing for the which he hath fent me unto you.

Eccl v. 4. When thou voweit a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fouls: pay that which thou halt vowed. v. 5 Better is it that thou should not vow, than that thou fhouldst vow and not pay ▾ 6. Suffer not thy moath to caufe thy flesh to fin: neither fay thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore fhould God be angry at thy voice, and deftroy the work of thine hands? Prov. xx 25. It is a fnare to the man who devoureth that which is holy: and after vows to make enquiry.

d Lev. xxvi. 25. And I will be a fword upon you, that shall averag the quarrel of my covenant:

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the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. Ezek. xvii. 18. Seeing he despised the oath by breaking the covenant (when lo, he had given his hand) and hath done all these things, he fhall not efcape. v. 19. Therefore thus faith the Lord God, As I live, furely mine oath that he hath defpifed, and my covenant that he hath broken, even it will I recompence upon his own head.

fPfal. xxxvi. 4. He devifeth mifchief upon his bed, he fetteth himfelf in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil.

g Jer. vi. 16. Thus faith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways and fee, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye fhall find rest for your fouls: but they faid, We will not walk therein.

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I will remember his deeds which he doth prating against us with malicious words:

m Num. xiv, 22. Because all those men who have feen my glory, and my miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times,and have not hearkened to my voice.

n Zech. vii. 11. But they refused to hearken, and pulled away the fhoulder, and ftopped their ears, that they fhould not hear. v. 12. Yea, they made their hearts as an adamant tone, left they should hear the law, and the words which the Lord of hofts. hath fent in his Spirit by the former prophets: therefore came a great wrath from the Lord of hofts.

• Prov. ii. 14. Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked.


Num. v. 30. But the foul that doth ought prefumptuoufly, (whe-p Ifa. lvii. 17. For the iniquity of ther he be born in the land, or a his covetousness was I wroth, and ftranger) the fame reproacheth the fmote him; I hid me, and was wroth, Lord; and that foul fhall be cut off and he went on frowardly in the way from among his people. Exod xxi. of his heart. 14. But if a man come prefumptuoufly upon his neighbour, to flay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

i Jer.iii. 3. Therefore the fhowers have been with-holden, and there hath been no latter rain, and thou hadft a whore's forehead, thou refufedft to be ashamed. Prov. vii. 13. So fhe caught him and kiffed him, and with an impudent face faid unto him.

k Pfal. lii. 1. Why boafteft thou thyfelf in mifchief, O mighty man?

3 John 10. Wherefore it I come,

9 Jer. xxxiv. 8. This is the word that came unto Jeremiah from the Lord, after that the king Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people which were at Jerufalem, to proclaim liberty unto them: v. 9. That every man should let his manfervant, and every man his maidfervant, being an Hebrew, or an Hebrewefs, go free, that none fhould ferve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother, v. 10. Now when all the princes, and all the people which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should


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let his man-fervant, and every one his maid-servant go free, that none fhould ferve themselves of them any more, then they obeyed and let them go. v. 11. But afterwards they turn. ed, and caufed the fervants and the hand-maids, whom they had let go free, to return, and brought them into fubjection for fervants and for hand-maids. 2 Pet. ii. 20. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift, they are again intangled therein, and overcome; the latter end is worfe with them than the beginning. v. 21. For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteoufnefs, than after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them. v. 22. But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and, The fow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

2 Kings v. 26. And he said unto him, Gehazi, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and fheep, and oxen, and men-fervants, and maid-servants?

Jer. vii. 1o. And come and ftand before me in this house which is called by my name, and fay, We are delivered to do all these abominations. Ifa, xxvi. 10, Let favour be fhewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteoufnefs: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majefty of the Lord.


Ezek. xxiii. 37. That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery.—v. 38. Moreover, this they have done unto me: they have defiled my fanctuary in the fame day, and have profaned my fabbaths. v. 39 For when they had flain their children to their idols, then they came the fame day into my fanctuary to profane it; and lo, thus have they done in the midst of my house.

Ifa. lviii. 3. Wherefore have we fafted, fay they, and thou feeft not? wherefore have we afflicted our foul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your falt you find pleasure, and exact all your labours. v. 4. Behold, ye fast for ftrife and debate, and to fmite with the fift of wickedness, ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high. v. 5. Is it such a fast that I have chofen ? a day for a man to afflict his foul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread fackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a faft, and an acceptable day to the Lord? Numb. xxv. 6 And behold, one of the children of Ifrael came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the fight of Mofes, and in the fight of all the congregation of the children of Ifrael, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. v. 7. and when Phinehas the fon of Eleazer, the fon of Aaron the priest, faw it, he rose up from amongst the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand.

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