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148. Quest

. What are the Sins. forbidden in the Tenth Commandment ?

Answ. The Sins forbidden in the Tenth Commandment, are Discontentment with our own Estate d; envying and grieving at the Good of our Neighbours , together with alì inordinate Motions and Affections to any Thing that is his 8.3

149. Quest. Now the end of the commandment 3. 14. But if you have bitter envying is charity, out of a pure heait, and and strife in your hearts, glory not, of a good conscience, and of faith and lie not against the truth. v. 16. unfeigned. Esther 10. 3. For Mor- For where envying and strife is there decai the Jew was next unto king is confusion, and every evil work. Ahasuerus, and great among the Psalm 112,9. He hath dispersed, Jews, and accepted of the multitude he hath given to the poor; his righof his brethren, seeking the wealth teousness endureth for ever ; his of his people, and speaking peace horn shall be exalted with honour. to all his seed. I Cor. 13.4. Charity 0.10. The wicked fhall see it, and fuffereth long, and is kind; charity be grieved; he shall gnash with his envyeth not; charity vaunteth not seeth, and melt away: the desire of it self, is not puffed up, vis. Doth the wicked shall perish, Nehem. 2.10. not behave it self unseemly, seeketh When Sanballat the Hororite, and not her own, is not easily provoked, Tobiah the servant the Ammothinketh no evil, v. 6. Rejoiceth nite, heard of it, it grieved thern not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in exceedingly that there was come a the truth : V: 7. Beareth all things, man to seek the welfare of the chilbelieveth all things, hopeth all dren of Israel. things, endureth all things. 8 Rom. 7. 7: What shall we say

148. 1 Kings 2 1.4. And Ahab then: Is the law lin? God forbid. came into his house, heavy and Nay, I had not known fin; but by displeased, because of the word the law,: for I had not known luft, which Naboth the Jezreelite had except the law had said, Thou shalt spoken to him: for he had said, I not covet. v. 8. But sin taking will not give thee the inheritance occasion by the commandment, of my fathers : and he laid him wrought in me all manner of condown upon his bed, and turned away cupiscence. For without the law fin his face, and would eat no bread. was dead. Rom. 13. 9. For this, Esther S. 13. Yet all this availeth me Thou shalt not commit adultery, nothing, so long as I see Mordecai Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not the Jew sitting at the kings gate, steal, Thou shalt not bear false witi Cor. 1o. ro. Neither murmur ye, ness, Thou shalt not covet ; and if as some of them also murmured, there be any other commandment, and were destroyed of the destroyer. it is briefly comprehended in this

e Gal. 5. 26. Let us not be de- saying, namely, Thou shalt love firous of vain glory, provoking one thy neighbour as thy self. Col. 3. $. another,envying one another. Jam.



Law. 149. Queft. Is any Man able perfectly to keep the Commandments of God?

Answ. No Man is able cither of himself", or by any Grace received in this Life, perfe&ly to keep the Commandments of God!; but doth daily break them in Thought, Word, and Deed!. hes

1150. Quest. Mortify therefore 'your members For I know, that in me (that is, in which are upon the earth; fornica- my flesh) dwelleth no good thing: tion, uncleanness, inordinate af, for to will is present with me; but fe&ion, evil concupiscence, and how to perform that which is good, covecoufness; I which is idolatry. I find not. v. 19. Forthe good that Deut. s. 21. Neither shalt thou de- I would, I do not; but the evil which fire thy neighbours wife, 'neither I would not, that do I. Ahalt thou covet thy neighbours k Gen. 6. S. And God saw that house, his fields or his man-servant, the wickedness of man was great in or his maid-servant, his ox, or his the carth, and that every imaginaass, or any thing that is thy neigh, tion of the thoughts of his heart was bours.

only evil continually. Gen. 8.2 1. 149.b. James 3. z. For in many --And the Lord said in his heart, I things we offend alị. If any man will curse the ground no more for offend not in word, the fame is a mans fake ; for the imagination of perfect man, and able also to bridle mans heart isevil from his youth :-the whole body. John 15:5e I am I Rom. 3. 9. --We have before the yine, ye are the branches : he proyed both Jews and Gentiles, that that abideth in me, and I in him, they are all under fin; v. 10. As it the same bringeth forth much fruit : is written, There is none rigliteous, for without me ye can do nothing. no not one: v.11. There is none Rom. 8. 3. For what șhe law could that understandeth, there is none not do, in that it was weak through that seeketh after God. v, 12. They the Aesh, God fendung his own Son, are all gone out of the way, they in the likeness offinful flesh, and for are altogether become unprofitable, an condemned sin in the flesh, There is none that doth good, no

i Eccl. 7. 20. For there is not a just not one. 3.13. Their throat is an man upon earth, that doth good, open sepulchre: with their tongues and finneth not. 1 John 1. 8. Ifwe they have used deceit ; the poison say that we have no lin, we deceive of asps is under their lips : 3. 14. our selves, and the truth is not in us. Whose mouth is full of cursing and V, 10. If we say that we have not lin- bitterness. v. 15. Their feet are ned; we make him a liar, and his swift to shed blood. v. 16. Deword is not in uş. Gal. s. 17. For Itruction and misery are in their the Aesh luftech against the spirit, ways. v. 17. And the ways of peace and the spirit against the fielh, and have they not known. v.18. There these are contrary, the one to thọ is no fear of God before their eyes. other ; so that ġe cannot do the v. 19. Now we know that what things thas ye would. Rom. 7.18,


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150. Queft. Are all Transgressions of the Law of God equally hainous in themselves, and in the Sight of God?

inic Answ. All Transgressions of the law of God are not equally hainous: But fome Sins in themselves, and by reafon of several Aggravations, are more hainous in the Sight of God than others m.

151, Queft. What are those Aggravations that make fome Sins more hainous than others?

Answ. Sins receive their Aggravations,

1. From the Persons offending ?; if they be of riper Age, greater Experience of Grace?;

emi. things soever the law faith, it saith' not for his wondrous works. valign. to them who are under the law: Yet they tempted and provoked the That every mouth may be stopped, most high God, and kept not histeand all the world may become guil- stimonies. ty before God. James z. from verse 151. Jer. 2,8. The priests said 2. to 136 For in many things we not, Where is the Loida and they oftend all,---/

that handle the law, knew me not: I'50. John 19. TT. Jesns an- the pastors also tranfgressed againft fwered, Thou couldt have no pow. me, and the prophets prophesied by er at all against me, except it were Baal, and walked after things that do given thee from above: therefore nor profit, he that delivered meunto thçe hath Job 32. 7. I said, Days should thegreater fin. 'Ezck. 8. 6. --Bur speak, and multitude of years should turn thee yet again, and thou shalt teach wisdom, -. '9. Great men see greater abomination's. v. 13. áré not always wife : neither do the ** Turn thee yet agạin, and thou aged underftand judgment. Eccl. 4 Malt see greater abominations that 13. Better is a poor and a wife child, they do. V. I's-- Turn thee yer than an old and foolith king, who again, and thou thalt see greater a- will no more be admonished. + bominations than there. I fohns. P i Kings 11. 4. For it came to 16. If any man see his brother fina' pass when Solomon'was old, thar fin which is not unto death, he shall his wives turned away his heart after ask, and he shall give him life for other gods : and his heart was not thein that sin not unto death. There perfect with the Lord his God, as is 'a sin unto death: I do not say that was the heart of David his father, he shall pray for it.' Psalm 78. 17. v. 9. And the Lord was angry with And they finned yet more against șolomon, because his heart was turhim, by provoking the 'inost high ned from the Lord God of Israel, in the wilderness. v. 32. For all which had appeared unto him this they finned Itill: and belicved twice,

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2. From 4 2 Sam. 12. 14. Howbeit, be- rael and of Judah; and if that had cause by this deed thou hast given been too little, I would moreover great occasion to the enemies of the, have given unto thee such and such Lord to blafpheme, the child that is things. v.9. Wherefore haft thou born unto thee, shall surely die. despised the commandment of the 1 Cor. 5. I. It is reported commonly Lord, to do evil in his light ? --Ezeka that there is fornication among you, 8. II. And there stood before them and such fornication, as is not so seventy men of the ancients of the much as named among the Gen-, house of Israel, and in the midst of files, that one should have his fa- them stood Jaazaniah the son of thers wife.

Shaphan, with every man his cenfer James 4. 17. Therefore to him in his hand, and a thick cloud of that knoweth to do good, and doth inçense went up, V.12. Then said it not, to him it is sin. Luke 12.47. he unto me, Son of man, haft thoy, And that servant which knew his seen what the ancients of the house Lords will, and prepared not him- of Israel do in the dark, every man self, neither did according to his in the chamber of his imagery for will, shall be beaten with many they say, The Lord seeth us not, the Stripes. v. 48. But he that knew not, Lord hath forsaken the earth. and did commit things worthy of Rom. 2. 17. Behold,thou art calAtripes, shall be beaten with few led a Jew, and restest in the law, stripes. For unto whomsoever much and makest thy boast of God; Vä is given, of him shall be much re- 18. And knoweft his will, quired : and to whom men have And art confident that thou thy self committed much, of him they will art a guide of the blind, a light of ask the more.

them which are in darkness, v, 20. r Jer. 5. 4. Therefore I said, Sure- An instructer of the foolish, a teachly these are poor, they are foolish: er ofbabes -- v, 21. Thou therefore for they know not the way of the which teachest another, teachest Lord, nor the judgment of their God. thou not thy self; Thouchat preache vis. I will get me unto the great eft a man should not steal, doeft thou men, and will speak unto them ; for steal: v. 22. Thou that sayft a man they have known the way of the should not commit adultery, doeft Lord, and the judgment of their thou comınit adultery thou that God: but these have altogetherbro- abhorreft idols, doeft thou commit ken the yoke, and burst the bonds. sacrilege? v.23. Thou that makest

2 Sam. 12. 7, And Nathan said thy boast of the law, throughbreakto David, Thou art the man. Thus ing the law, dishonourest thou God? faith the Lord God of Israel, I am v. 24. For the name of God is nointed thee king over Israel,-- v.8. blasphemed among the Gențiles, And I gave thee thy masters house, through you. and thy matters wives into thy bo W Gal. 2. 11. But when Peter was fom, and gave thee the house of įf



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comero Antioch, I withstood him blind for sacrifice, is it not evil and to the face, because he was to be bla- if ye offer the laine and fick, is it not ined. 7. 12. For before that cer- evil ? offer it now unto thy governor, täin came from James he did eat will he be pleased with thee, oracwith the Gentiles: but when they cept thy person : faith the Lord of were come, he withdrew, and sepa- hosts. v. 14. But cursed be the deráted himself, fearing them which ceiver, which hath in his flock a were of the circumcifion. v. 13. male, and voweth and sacrificeth And the other Jews dissembled like- unto the Lord a corrupt thing: for wise with him ; insomuch that Bar-. I am a great King, faith the Lord nabas also was carried away with of hosts, and my name is dreada their diffimulation. t. 14. But when ful among the heathen. I saw that they walked not uprightly, 6 Heb. 2. 2. For if the word spoken according to the truth ofthe gospel, by angels was stedfaft, and every I said unto Peter before them all, if transgression and disobedience rethou, being a Jew, livest after the ceived a just recompence of reward ; manner of Gentiles, and nor as do v.3. How shall we escape, if we nethe Jews, why compellest thou the gle&t so great salvation -- Heb. 12. Gentiles to live as do the Jews : 25. See that ye refuse not him that

* Mat. 21.38. But when the huf- speakėth : For if they escaped not bandmen saw the son, they said a- who refused him that spake on earth, mong themselves, This is the heir, much more shall not we escape, if we come let us kill him, and let us turn away from him that speaketla seize on his inheritance. 0.39. And from heaven. they caught him, and cast him out © Heb. 10.29. Of how much sorer of the vineyard, and New him. punishment, suppose ye, shall he be

§ 1 Sam. 2:25. If one man sina- thought worthy, who hath troden gainst another, the judge shall judge under foor the Son of God,-- Mat. Kim ; but if a man fin against the 12. 31. Wherefore I say unto you, Lord, who shall intreat for him ?-- All inanner of sin and blasphemy Aft$.4. --Thou haft not lied unto hall be forgiven unto men ; but men, but unto God.' Psalm 51. 4. the blasphemy against the holy Ghost Against thee, thee only have I fin- shall not be forgiven unto men.v.32, Ded, and done this evil in thy sight: And whosoever speaketli a word athat thou mightest be justified when gainst the Son of man,it shall be forthou speakeft, 'ånd be clear when given him : but whosoever speakthou judgeft.

eth against the holy Ghost, it shall Rom. 2.4. Or despiseft thouthe not be forgiven him, neither in this riches of his goodness, and for world, neither in the world to come. bearance, and long-suffering, nor d Eph. 4. 30 And grieve not the knowing that the goodness of God holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are leadeth thee to repentance : sealed unto the day of redemption, ? Mil, 1. 8. And if ye offer the


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