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of each other p, in giving honour to go one before another q: and to rejoice in each others gifts and advancement, as their ownr.

Q132.What are the fins of equals?

A. The fins of equals are, belide the neglect of the duties requiredf; the undervaluing of the worth t, envying the gifts v, grieving at the advancement or prosperity one of another w; and usurping pre-eminence one over another x.

Q. 133. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment, the more to enforce it?

A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment, in these words, That thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee y, is an express promise of long life

, and prosperity, as far as it shall serve for God's glory and their own good, to all such as keep this cominandment z.


!31.p 1 Pet. ii. 17. Honour all Egypt : but God was with him. men. Love the brotherhood. Fear Gal. iii. 26. Let us not be desirous God. Honour the king.

of vain glory, provoking one ano. q Rom. xij. 1n. Be kindly affection- ther, envying one another.. ate one to another; with brotherly w Numb. xii. 2. And they said, love, in honour preferring one ano- Hath the Lord indeed spoken only ther.

by Moses ? hath he not spoken allo s Rom. xii

. 15. Rejoice with them by us? and the Lord heard it ? Estb.: that do rejoice, and weep with them vi. 12. and Mordecai came again to that weep.

v. 16. Be of the same the king's gate; but Haman basted mind, one toware's another. Mind to his house, mourning, and having Dot high thiogs, but condescend to his head covered. v. 13. And Hamen of low eitate. Be not wise in man told Zerelh his wife and all his your own conceits, Phil. ii. 3. Let friends, every thing that had be. nothing be done through Arife or fallen him. Then said his wise men, vain glory, but in lowliness of mind, and Zerefh his wife unto him, If let each esteein other better than Mordecai be of the feed of the Jews, themselves. v. 4. Look not every before whom thou haft begun to man on his own things, but every fall, thou thalt not prevail againft man also on the things of others. him, but thalt surely fall before

132. / Rom. xiii, 8. Owe no man him. any thing, but to love one another : '* 3 John 9. I wrote unto the for he that loveth another, hath ful. church; but Diotrephes, who lovfilled the law.

eth to have pre eminence among 1 2 Tim. iii, 3. Without natural them, receivet's us pct. Luke xxii. affe&ion, truce-breakers, false ac. 24. And there was also a ftrife a. casers, incontinent, fierce, despisers mongit them, which of them ikowd of those that are good.

bc accuonted the greatest. • Als vii. y. And the patriarchs, 133. y Exod. xx. 13. mored with easy, sold Joseph inco z Deut. 1, 16. Honour thy father



Q. 134. Which is the sixth commandment?
4. The fixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill a.

Q. 135. What are the duties required in the sixth commandment?

A. The duties required in the fixth commandment are, all careful studies, and lawful endeavours, to preserve the life of ourselves b, and others c, by resisting all thoughts and purposes d, subduing all paflions e, and avoiding all oc



and thy mother, as the Lord thy for of a truth the Lord kath seat me God hath commanded thee; that unto you, to speak all these words thy days may be prolonged, and in your ears. v. 16. Then said the that it may go well with thee, in princes, and all the people unto the the land which the Lord thy God priests, and to the prophets, This giveth thee. i Kings viii. 25. There- man is not worthy to die; for he fore now, Lord God of Israel, keep hath spoken to us in tbe name of the with thy fervant David my father Lord our God, Acts xxiii, 12. and that thou promised t bim, saying, when it was day, certain of the Jews

, There shall not fail thee a man in banded together, and bound themmy right to fit on the throne of if- selves uoder a curse, saying, Tbat rael; so that thy children take heed they would neither est nor drink, to their way, that they walk before till they had killed Paul. p. 16. And me as thou hast walked before me. when Paul's fiter's son heard of their Eph. vi. 2. Honour thy father and lying in wait, he went and entered thy mother, (which is the first com into the castle, and told Paul. v. 17. mandment with promise.) v. 3. Theo Paul called one of the centue That it may be well with thee, and rions unto him, and said, bring this thou mayest live long on the earth. young man unto the chief captain ; 134. a Exod. xx. 13.

for he hath a certain thing to tell 135.6 Epli, vi 28. So ought men him. V. 21. But do not thou yield to love their own wives, as their unto them : for there ly in wait for own bodies : he that loveth bis wife, him more than forry men who have Joveth himself. v. 29. For no man bound themselves with an oath, that ever yet hated his own flesh; but they will neither eat nor drink till nourilueth and cherisheth it, even they have killed him: and now are as the Lord the church.

they ready looking for a promise c 1 Kings xyiii. 4. For it was fo, from thee. v. 27. This man was when Jezebel cut off the prophets of taken of the Jews, and shonld have the Lord, that Obadiah took an been killed of them ! then came I hundred prophets, and hid them by with an army, and rescued him, fifty in a cave, and fed them with having understood that he was a bread and water.

Roman, d. dek xxvi, 15. But know ye for & Eph, iv. 26, Be ye angry, and' certain, that if ye put me to death, sin not; let not the sun go down ye mall surely bring innocent blood upon your wrath ; v. 27. Neither 23pon yourselves, and upon this city, give place to the devil, ad on the inhaliran thereuf.

occasionsf, temptations g, and practices, which tend to the atjust taking away the lite of any b; by just defence thereof against violence i; patient bearing of the hand of Godk, quiet



V. 11.

2 Sam. ii. 20. And Abper faid is in the wilderness, and lay no hands again to Alahel, Turn thee alide upon him ; that he might sid him out from fullowing me: wherefore ' of their hands, to deliver him to his should I smite thee to the ground ? father again, Deut. xxii. 8. When thou buildet i Psal. Ixxxii, 4. Deliver the poor a new house, then thou shalt make and needy, rid them out of the hand a battlement for thy roof, that thou of the wicked. Prov. xxiv. 11. If bring not blood upon thy house, thou forbear to deliver them that if any man fa!l froni thence. are drawn into death, and those

& Mat, iv, 6. And faith unto him, that are ready to be pain : v. 12. If thou be the son of God, cast thy. If thou sayelt, Behold, we know fdf dowo; v. 7. Jesuis faid unto not; doth not he that pondereth bim, It is written again, Thou the heart consider it? and he iba fhalt not tempt the Lord thy God. keepeth ihy soul, doth net he know Prov. i. 10. My sons, if finners en- it? and shall he not render to every tice thee, consent thou not. man according to his works? 1 Sam. If they say, Come with us, let us xiv. 45. And the people said unto Jay wait for blood, let us lurk prie. Saul, Thall Jonathan die, who hath, vily for the incocent without cause;. wrought this great salvation in 16 V. 15. Jly Ion, walk not thou in rael? God forbid: as the Lord the way with them: refrain thy live:h, there shall not one hair of foot from their parh, v. 16. For his head fall to the ground : for he their feet rua to evil, and make hath wrought with God this day, haste to shed blood,

So the people rescued jonathan that bi Sam. xxiv. 12. The Lord judge he died noi. between me and thee, and the Lord & Jam. v. 7. Be patient therefore, avenge me of thee : but mine hand biethren, unto the coming of the ihall not be upon ihce. i Sani. xxvi. Lord, Behold, the husbandman 9. And David said to abihai, De. waiteth for the precious fruit of the 1troy him not : for who can stretch earth, and bath long patieoce for - forth his hand against the Lord's a.' it, until he receive the errly and nointed, and be guiltless ? v. 1o. latter rain. v. 8, Be ye also pati.

. David said furthermore, as the Lond ent; lablist your hearts : for the liveth, the Lord thall smite him, or coming of the lord draweih righe his day shall come to die, or he v. 9. Grudge not one against ano. Shall delcend into battle and perish, ther, brethren, left ye

be condem. v. 11. The Lord forbid that I should ned: behold, the jadge landeth stretch forih nine band against the before the door. v. 10. Take, my Lord's anointed:--Gen. x x xvii. 21. brethren, the prophets, who have. And Reuben heard it, and he deli. (poken in the name of the Lord, for *vered him out of their hands; and an example of suffering fiction, suid, Let us pot kill him.

and of patience. v. 11. Bahold, we And Reuben {ad to them, Shed no count them happy who endure. Ye blood, but cast him into this pic that


V. 22.

ness of mind I, chearfulness of spirit m, a soberuse of meat n, drink o, phylic p, Deep 9, labour r, and recreations f: by



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bave heard of the patience of Job, p Isa, xxxviii. 21. For Isaiah had and have feeq.the end of the Lord; faid, let them take a lump of figs, chat the Lord is very pitiful and of and lay it for a plailter upon the tender mercy, Heb. xii. 9. Further- boil, and he shall recover. more, we have had fathers of our 9 Psal. cxxvii. 2. It is vain for flesh, who corrected us, and we gave you to rise up early, to sit up late, them reverence : shall we not much to eat the bread of sorrows: for so rather be in fubje&tion unto the Fa- he giveth his beloved deep. ther of fpirits, and live?

Eccl. v. 12. The seep of a la! 2 Theff. iv. 11. And that ye bouring man is sweet, whether he Study to be quiet, and to do your eat little or much : but the abun. own business, and to work with dance of the rich will not suffer him your own hands, as we commanded to deep. Thel. iii. 10. For even you. i Per. iii. 3. Whose adorn- when we were with you, this we ing, let it not be that outward a-. commanded you, That if any would dorning. --; But let it be the not work, neither should he eat. hidden man of the heart, in that V. 12. Now them that are such, which is not corruptible, even the we, command, and exhort by our ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, Lord Jesus Christ, that with quiet

, which is in the light of God of nefs they work, and eat their own great price. Pfal. xxxvii. 8. Cease bread. Prov. xvi. 26. He thar lafrom anger, and forsake wrath; fret boureth, laboureth for himself; for not thyself in any wise to do evil. v. his mouth craveth it of him. 9. For evil doers shall be cut off: / Eccl. iii. 4. A time to weep, and but they that wait upon the Lord, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, they shall inherit the earth v. 10. and a time to dance. v. 11. He For yet a little while and the wicked hath made every thing beautiful in Thall not be : yea, thou shalt dili. his time; also he hath set the gently conlider his place, and it world in the heart, fhall not be. v. 11. But the meek - ti Sam xix 4. And Jonathan thall inherit the earth: and shall spake good of David unto Saul his delight themselves in the abundance father, and said unto him, Let not

the king fin against his fervant, m Prov. xvii. 22. A merry heart v s. For he did put his lite in his doth good like a medicine : but a haod, and flew the Philistine, and broken fpirit drieth the bones. the Lord wrought a great falvation

n Prov. xxv. 16. Halt thou found for all Israel: thou laweit it, and honey? eat so much as is fufficient didit rejoice : wherefore then wilt for thee, left thou be filled there. thou sin againtt innocent blood, to with, and vomit it. v. 37. It is Nay David without a cause? 1 Sam. not good to eat much honey: xxii. 13. and Saul said unto him,

o 1 Tim. v. 23. Drink no longer Why have ye contpired against me, water, but use a little wine for thy thou and the son of Jesse, in that

a ftomach's fake, and thine often in

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charitable thoughts t, love v, compassion w, meekness, gentleness, kindness x; forbearing, readiness to be reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil a; comforting and fuccouring the distressed, and protecting and defending the innocent b.

Q. 136. What thou hast given him bread, and a blesing. v. 10. For he that will sword,-0.14. And Ahimelech an- love life, and see good days, let swered the king, and said, And who him refrain his tongue from evil, is fo faithful among all thy fer and his lips that they speak no guile. vants, as David, who is the king's v. 11. Let him eschew evil, anu do fon in law, and goeth at thy bid- good; let him seek peace and entue ding, and is honourable in thine it. Prov. xv. 1. A soft answer tura. houte?

eth away wrath, but grievous words v Rom. xii. 10. Love worketh ftir up anger. Judg. viii. 1. And no ill to his neighbour : therefore the men of Ephraim said unto him, love is the fulfilling of the law. Why halt thou served us thus, that

w Luke x. 33. But a certain Sa- thou calledít us not when thou maritan, as he journeyed, caine wentest to fight with the Midianites? where he was; and when he saw and they did chide with him sharphim, he had compassion on him, v. ly. v. 2. and he said unto them, 34. and went to him, and bound What bave I done now in compariup his wounds, pouring in oil and fon of you ? is not the gleaning of wine, and set him on his own beast, the grapes of Ephraim better than and brought him to an ind, and the vintage of Abiezer ? v. 3. God took care of him.

hath delivered into your hands the x Col. iii. 12. Put on therefore princes of Midian, Oreb and Zeeb; (as the elect of God, holy and be- and what was I able to do in com. loved) bowels of mercies, kindness, parison of you? then their anger humbleness of mind, meekness, was abated toward him, when he long-suffering: v. 13. Forbearing had said that. one another, and forgiving one a- a Mat, v. 24. Leave there thy nother, if any man have a quarrel gift before the altar, and go thy agaioit any: even as Christ forgave way, first be reconciled to thy broyou, so also do ye.

ther, and then come and offer thy y James iii, 17. But the wisdom gift. Eph. iv. 2. With all lowlithat is from above, is first pure, ness and meekness, with long-suffer. then peaceable, gentle and easy to ing, forbearing one another in love. be intreated, full of mercy and v. 32. And be ye kind one to anogood fruits, without partiality, and ther, tender bearted, forgiving onc without hypocrify.

another, even as God for Christ's z 1 Pet. iii. 8. Finally, be ye all fake hath forgiven you. Rom. xii. of one mind, having compaflion one 17. Recompence to no man evil for of another, love as brethren, be evil. -v. 20. Therefore if thine e. pitiful, be courteous: v. 9. Not nemy hunger feed him; if he thirst rendering evil for evil, or railing for give him drink; for in so doing thon tidling: but contrary wise, blefling; halt heap coals of fire upon his lowing that ye hould inherit a head. v. 21. Be not overcome of

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