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Q. 69. What is forbidden in the fixth commandment?

A. The fixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbour unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto e.

Q70. Which is the feventh commandment?

A. I he feventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery f.

Q. 71. What is required in the feventh_commandment? A. The feventh commandment requireth the prefervation of our own and our neighbour's chastity in heart, fpeech and behaviourg.

Q. 72. What is forbidden in the feventh commandment? A. The feventh commandment forbiddeth all unchafte thoughts, words, and actions h.

Q. 73. Which is the eight commandment?

A. The eight commandment is, 'Thou shalt not steali.

69. e Acts xvi. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, faying, Do thy felt no harm; for we are all here. Gen. ix. 6. Whofo fheddeth man's blood, by man fhall his blood be shed for in the image of God made

be man.

70. f Exod. xx. 14.



71. g 1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own hufband. 3. Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence; and likewife alfo the wife unto the husband 5. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with confent for a time, that ye may give yourfelves to fafting and prayer and come together again, that Sata tempt you not for your incontinency. v. 34. There is difference alfo between a wife and a virgin: the unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that fhe may be holy, both in body and in fpirit: but the that is married careth for the things of the world, how the may pleafe her husband v. 26. But


if any man think that he behaveth himfelf uncomely towards his virgin if the pass the flower of her age, and need fo require, let them do what he will, he finneth not: let them marry. Col. iv. 6. Let your fpeech be alway with grace, feafoned with falt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. 1 Pet. iii. 2 While they behold your chafte converfation coupled with fear.

.72 b Mat. xv. 19. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, mur ders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, falfe witnefs, blafphemies. Mat. v. 28. But I fay unto you, That whofoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Eph. v. 3 But fornication, and all uncleannefs, or covetoufnefs, let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh faints: v. 4 Neither filthinefs, nor foolish talking, nor jefting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks. 73. Exod. xx. 15.


74. What is required in the eighth commandment? A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward eftate of ourfelves and others k.

Q. 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

A. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doth or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbour's wealth or outward estate/.

74. k Gen. xxx. 40. For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude'; and the Lord hath blessed thee fince my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house alfo? 1 Tim. v. 8. But if any provide not for his own, and fpecially for those of his own houfe, he hath denied the faith, and is worfe than an infidel. Lev. xxv. 35 and if thy brother be waxen old, and fallen in decay with thee; then thou shalt relieve him; yea, though he be a stranger, or a fojourner; that he may live with thee. Deut. xxii. 1. Thou shalt not fee thy brother's ox or his sheep go aftray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any cafe bring them again unto thy brother. v 2. and if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it fhall be with thee until thy bro.ther feek after it, and thou shalt reftore it to him again. v. 3. In like manner shalt thou do with his afs, and fo fhalt thou do with his raiment, and with all loft things of thy brothers, which he hath loft, and thou hast found, fhalt thou do likewife thou mayst not hide thy felf. v. 4. Thou shalt not fee thy brother's afs or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyfelf from them thou fhalt furely help him to


lift them up again. v. 5. The woman fhall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment': for all that do so, are abomination unto the Lord thy God. Exod. xxiii. 4. If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his afs going aftray, thou shalt furely bring it back to him again. v. 5. If thou fee the afs of him that hateth thee, lying under his burden, and wouldt forbear to help him; thou fhalt furely help with him. Gen. xlvii. 14. And Jofeph gathered up all the money that was found in the land of Egypt, and in the land of Canaan, for the corn which they bought and Jofeph brought the money into Pharaoh's house. v. 20. And Jofeph bought all the land of Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egyptians fold every man his field, becaufe the famine prevailed over them: fo the land became Pharaoh's.


75. / Prov. xxi. 15. He that loveth pleasure fhall be a poor man : he that loveth wine and oil fhall not be rich. Prov. xxiii. 20. Be not amongst wine-bibbers, amongst riotous eaters of flesh. V. 21. For the drunkard and the glutton fhall come to poverty: and drowsiness fhall clothe a man with rags. Prov. xxviii. 19. He that tilleth his land fhall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain perfons, CC 4


Q. 76. Which is the ninth commandment?

A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear falfe witness against thy neighbour m.

Q.77 What is required in the ninth commandment?

A. The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man n, and of our own and our neighbour's good nameo,efpecially in witnefs-bearingp. Q78. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment? A. The ninth comandment forbiddeth whatsoever is preprejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own or our neighbour's good name q,

79. Which is the tenth commandment?

The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-fervant, nor his maid-fervant. nor his ox, nor his afs, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's r.

80. What is required in the tenth commandment? A The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own condition, with a right and charitable frame of

fhall have poverty enough. Eph. iv. 28. Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth

76. m Exod. xx. 16.

77. Zech. viii, 16. These are the things that ye shall do, Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour: execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates.

• 3 John 12. Demetrius hath good repost of all men, and of the truth itfelf: yea, and we also bear record, and ye know that our record is true.

p Prov, xiv. 5. A frithful witness will not lie: but a falfe witnefs will utter lies. v. 25. A true witnefs delivereth fouls, but a deceit. ful witnefs fpeaketh lies.

781 Sam. xvii. 28. And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he


fpake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he faid, Why cameft thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left thofe few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride and the naughtinefs of thine heart; for thou art come down, that thou mightest fee the battle. Lev. xix. 16. Thou fhalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people; neither shalt thou fland against the blood of thy neighbour: I am the Lord.. Pfal. xv. 3. He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.

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Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?

A. The tenth commandment forbiddeth all difcontentment with our own eftate v. envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour w, and all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his x.

Q. 82. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?

A. No mere man, fince the fall, is able, in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God y; but doth daily break

tentment is great gain.

Job xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at the destruction of him that hated me, or lift up myself when evil found him. Rom xii. 15. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 1 Tim. i 5 Now the end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good confcience, and of faith unfeigned. 1 Cor. xiii. 4. Charity fuffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth net; charity vaunt. eth not itself, is not puffed up, v. 5. Doth not behave itself unfeemly, feeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil. v. 6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth: v. 7. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

81. Kings xxi. 4. And Ahab came into his houfe, heavy and difpleafed, because of the word which Naboth the Jezreelite had fpoken to him: for he had faid, I will not give thee the inheritance of my fathers; and he laid him down upon his bed, and turned away his face, and would eat no bread. Efther v. 13. Yet all this availeth me nothing, fo long as I fee Mordecai the Jew fitting at the king's gate. 1 Cor. x. 10. Neither murmur ye, as fome of them alfo murmured, and were

deftroyed of the defroyer.

w Gal. v. 26. Let us not be defirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another, James iii. 14 But if ye have bitter envying and ftrife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth. v. 16. For where envying and ftrife is, there is confufion, and every evil work.

x Rom. vii. 7. What fhall we fay then? Is the law fin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known fin, but by the law: for I had not known luft, except the law had faid, Thou fhalt not covet. v. 8. But fin taking occafion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupifcence. For without the law fin was dead. Rom xiii.9. For this, Thou fhalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not fleal, Thou fhalt not bear falfe witnefs, Thou shalt not covet: and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this faying, namely, Thou fhalt love thy neighbour as thyfelf. Deut. v. 21. Neither halt thou defire thy neighbour's wife, neither fhalt thou covet thy neighbour's houfe, his field, or his mani-fervant, or his maid-fervant, his ox, or his afs, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

82. y

Eccl. vii. 20. For there is


break them in thought, word, and deed z,

Q 83. Are all tranfgreffions of the law equally hainous ? A. Some fins in themselves, and by reafon of several aggravations, are more hainous in the fight of God than others a. Q. 84. What doth every fin deferve?

A. Every fin deferveth God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come b.

Q. 85. What doth God require of us, that we may efcape his wrath and curfe, due to us for fin?

A. To escape the wrath and curfe of God, due to us for fin,

not a just man upon earth, that doth good and finneth not. 1 John i. 8. If we fay, that we have no fin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. y. 10. If we say, that we have not finned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. Gal. v. 17. For the flesh lufteth againft the spirit, and the spirit against the flefh: and thefe are contrary the one to the other; fo that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

z Gen vi. 5. And God faw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Gen. viii. 21. And the Lord fmelled a fweet favour: and the Lord faid in his heart, I will not again curfe the ground any more for man's fake, for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth neither will I again fimite any more every thing living, as I have done. Rom. iii. 9. What then? are we better than they? No in no wife, for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under fin-and fo on to verfe 21. James iii. 2. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the fame is a perfect man, and able alfo to bridle the whole body-and fo on to verfe 13.

83. a Ezek. viii, 6. He faid fur


thermore unto me, Son of man, seest thou what they do? even the great abominations that the house of Ifrael committeth here, that I fhould go far off from my fanctuary? but turn thee yet again, and thou fhalt fee greater abominations. v. 13. He said alfo unto me, Turn thee yet again, and thou shalt fee greater abominations that they do. v. 15. Then said he unto me, Haft thou feen this, O fon of man? turn thee yet again, and thou shalt fee greater abominations than these. 1 John 16 If any man fee his brother fin a fin which is not unto death, he shall afk, and he shall give him life for them that fin not unto death. There is a fin unto death: I do not fay, that he fhall pray for it. Pfal. lxxvii. 17. And they finned yet more against him, by provoking the most High in the wilderness. v. 32. For all this they finned ftill: and believed not for his wondrous works. v 56. Yet they tempted and provoked the most high God, and kept not his testimonies.

84. b Eph. v. 6. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of difobedience. Gal. iii. 10. For as many as are of the works of the law, are under the curfe: for it is writ


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