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misapplying of God's decrees * and providences ? ; misinterpreting", misapplying", or any way perverting the word, or any part of its, to profane jests ; curious or unprofitable questions, vain janglings, or the maintaining of false doc


doth he yet find fault? for who hath a Ezek. xiii. 22. Because with lies resisted his will? Ver. 20. Nay but, ye have made the heart of the righO man, who art thou that repliest teous sad, whom I have not made against God ? Shall the thing formed sad; and strengthened the hands of say to him that formed it, Why hast the wicked, that he should not return thou made me thus ?

from his wicked way, by promising W Deut. xxix. 29. The secret things him life. belong unto the Lord our God: but b 2 Pet. iii. 16. As also in all his those things which are revealed be- epistles, speaking in them of these long unto us, and to our children for things; in which are some things ever, that we may do all the words hard to be understood, which they of this law.

that are unlearned and unstable wrest, * Rom. ii:, 5. But if our unrigh- as they do also the other scriptures, teousness commend the righteousness unto their own destruction. Mat. of God, what shall we say? Is God xxii. 24. to Verse 31. Saying, Master, unrighteous who taketh vengeance ? Moses said, If a man die, having no (I speak as a man.) Ver. 7. For if children, his brother shall marry his the truth of God hath more abound. wife, and raise up seed unto his broed through my lie unto his glory, ther. Ver. 25. Now there were why yet am I also judged as a sin- with us seven brethren; and the ner? Rom. vi. 1. What shall we say first Ver. 28. Therefore, in the rethen ? Shall we continue in sin, surrection, whose wife shall she be of that grace may abound ?

God the seven? for they all had her. Ver. forbid.

29. Jesus answered and said unto Y Eccl. viii. 11. Because sentence them, Ye do err, not knowing the against an evil work is not executed scriptures, nor the power of God. speedily, therefore the heart of the Ver. 30. For in the resurrection sons of men is fully set in them to do © Isa. xxii. 13. And, behold, joy evil. Eccl. ix. 3. This is an evil and gladness, slaying oxen and killing among all things that are done un- sheep, eating desh and drinking der the sun, that there is one event wine; let us eat and drink, for tounto all: yea, also the heart of the morrow we shall die. Jer. xxiii. 34. sons of men is full of evil, and made And as for the prophet, and the ness is in their heart while they live, priest, and the people, that shall say, and after that they go to the dead. The burden of the Lord, I will even Psal. xxxix. throughout. I said, I will punish that man and his house. take heed to my ways, that I sin not Ver. 36. And the burden of the Lord with my tongue :

shall ye mention no more : for eve2 Mat, v. 21. to the end. [See ry man's word shall be his burQuest. 99. letter"]

den; for ye have perverted the


trines d; abusing it, the creatures, or any thing contained under the name of God, to charms', or sinfullusts and practices';




words of the living God, of the Lord his daughter to pass through the of hosts our God. Ver. 38. But fire, or that useth divination, or an since ye say, The burden of the observer of times, or an enchanter, Lord; therefore thus saith the Lord, or a witch, Ver. 11. Or a charmer, Because ye say this word, The bur. or a consulter with familiar spirits, den of the Lord, and I have sent un. or å wizard, or a necromancer. to you, saying, Ye shall not say, The Ver. 12. For all that do these burden of the Lord.

things are abomination di Tim. i. 4. Neither give heed · the Lord, Sc. Acts xix. 13. Then to fables and endless genealogies, certain of the vagabond Jews, which minister questions, rather exorcists, took upon them to call than godly edifying which is in faith : over them which had evil spirits so do. Ver. 6. From which (faith) the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, some having swerved, have turned We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul aside unto vain jangling; Ver. 7. preacheth. Desiring to be teachers of the law; f 2 Tim. iy. 3. For the time will understanding neither what they say, come when they will not endure nor whereof they affirm. 1 Tim. vi. sound doctrine: but after their own 4. He is proud, knowing nothing, lusts shall they heap to themselves bat doting about questions and strifes teachers, having itching ears. Ver. of words, whereof cometh envy, 4. And they shall turn away their strife, railings, evil surmisings, Ver. ears from the truth, and shall be 5. Perverse disputings of men of turned unto fables. Rom. xiii. 13. corrupt minds, and destitute of the Let us walk honestly, as in the day; truth, supposing thas gain is godli- not in rioting and drunkenness, not ness : from such withdraw thyself. in chanbering and wantonness, not Ver. 20. 0 Tin.othy, keep that in strife and envying: Ver. 14. But which is committed to thy trust, put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and make not provision for the flesh, and oppositions of science falsely so to fulfil the lusts thereof.

1 Kings called. 2 Tim. ii. 14. Of these xxi. 9. And she wrote in the letters, things put them in remembrance, saying, Proclaim a fast, and set charging them before the Lord, that Naboth on high aniong the people: they strive not about words to no Ver. 10. And set two men, sons profit, but to the subverting of the of Belial, before him, to bear wit. hearers. Tit. iii. 9. But avoid ness against him, saying, Thou foolish questions, and genealogies, didst blaspheme. God and the kings and contentions, and strivings about and then carry him out, and stone the law; for they are unprof table hin, that he may die. Jude, and vain.

Ver. 4. For there are certain men e Deut. xviii. 10,–14. There crept in unawares, who shall not be found among you before of old ordained to this conany one that maketh his son or demnation, ungodly nien, turn.



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the maligning ’, scorning", reviling', or any wise opposing of God's truth, grace, and ways k; making profession of religion in hypocrisy, or for sinister ends'; being



ing the grace of our God into lasci- tion against Paul and Barnabas, and viousness, and denying the only Lord expelkd them out of their coasts. God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. Acts iv. 18. And they called then,

8 Acts xiji 45. But when the Jews and commanded them not to speak saw the multitudes, they were filled at all nor teach in the name of Je. with envy, and spake against those Acts xir. 9. But when divers things which were spoken by Paul, were hardened, and believed not, contradicting

and blaspheming. but spake evil of that way before 1 John iii. 12. Not as Cain, who the multitude, he departed from was of that wicked one, and slew his them, and separated the disciples, brother: and wherefore slew he him) disputing daily in the school of one Because his own works were evil, Tyrannus. 1 Thess. ii. 16. Forbid. and his brother's righteous.

ding us to speak to the Geutiles, h Psal. i. 1. Blessed is the man that they might be saved, to fill that walketh not in the counsel of up their sins alway, for the wrath the ungodly, nor standeth in the is come upon them to the uttermost. way of sinners, nor sitteth in the Heh. X. 29. Of how much sorer seat of the scornful. 2 Pet. ii. 3. punishment, suppose ye, shall he Knowing this first, that there shall be thought worthy, who hath trodcome in the last days scoffers, walk. den under foot the Son of God, and ing after their own lusts.

hath counted the blood of the cove. 1 Pet. iv. 4. Wherein they think nant wherewith he was sanctified an it strange

that ye run not with them unholy thing, and hath done despite to the same excess of riot, speaking unto the Spirit of grace ?

12 Tim. iii. 5. Having a forni k Acts xiii. 45. But when the of godliness, but denying the power Jews saw the multitudes, they were thereof; from such turn away. filled with envy, and spake against Mat. xxiii. 14. Woe unto you, those things which were spoken by scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. for ye devour widows' houses, and Ver. 46. Then Paul and Barnabas for a pretence make long prayer : waxed bold, and said, It was neces- therefore ye shall receive the greater sary that the word of God should damnation. Mat. vi. 1. Take heed first have been spoken to you : but that ye do not your alms before seeing ye put it from you, and men, to be seen of them; otherwise judge yourselves unworthy of ever- ye have no reward of your Father lasting life, lo, we turn to the which is in heaven. Ver. 2. There. Gentiles. Ver. 50. But the Jews fore, when thou doest thine alms, stirred up the devout and honour- do not sourd a trumpet before thee, ahle women, and the chief men as the hypocrites do in the synaof the city, and raised persecu

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ashamed of it *, or a shame to it, by uncomfortable ", unwise", unfruitful P, and offensive walking", or backsliding from it!

Q. 114. What reasons are annexed to the third commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the third commandment, in these words, [The Lord thy God,) and, [For the Lord will not


they may have glory of men. days are evil. Ver. 17. Wherefore Verily I say unto you, They have be'ye not unwise, but under. their reward. Ver. 5. And when standing what the will of the Lord thou prayest, thou shalt not be as is. the hypocrites are ; for they love to P Isa, v. 4. What could have been pray standing in the synagogues, and done more to my vineyard, that I in the corners of the streets, that have not done in it? wherefore, they may be seen of men. Verily I when I looked that it should bring say unto you, They have their re- forth grapes, brought it forth wild ward. Ver. 16. Moreover, when grapes ? 2 Pet. i. 8. For if these ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of things be in you, and abound, they a sad countenance: for they disfigure make you that ye shall neither be their faces, that they may appear un.

barren nor unfruitful in the knowto men to fast. Verily I say unto ledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. you, They have their reward.

Ver. 9. But he that lacketh these m Mark viii. 38. Whosoever things is blind, and cannot see far off, therefore shall be ashamed of me, and hath forgotten that he was and of my words, in this adulterous purged from his oldósins. and sinful generation, of him also 9 Rom. ï. 23. Thou that ma shall the son of man be ashamed, kest thy boast of the law, through when he cometh in the glory of his breaking the law dishonourest Father, with the holy angels.

thou God? Ver. 24. For the name n Psal. Ixxiii. 14. For all the day of God is blasphemed among the long have I been plagued, and chas- Gentiles through you, as it is writtened every morning, Ver. 15. If I say, I will speak thus, behold, I r Gal. iii. 1. O foolish Galatians, should offend against the generation who hath bewitched you, that ye of thy children.

should not obey the truth, before o i Cor. vi. 5. I speak to your whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been shame. Is it so that there is not a evidently set forth, crucified among wise man among you ? no, not one you ? Ver. 3. Are ye so foolish? that shall be able to judge between having begun in the Spirit, are ye his brethren? Ver. 6. But brother now made perfect by the flesh? goeth to law with brother, and that Heb. vi. 6. If they shall fall away, to before the unbelievers. Eph. v. 15. renew them again unto repentance; See then that ye walk circumspect- seeing they crucify to themselves the ly, not as fools, but as wise, Ver. 16. Son of God afresh, and put him to an Redeeming the time, because the

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hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain";] are, bę. cause he is the Lord and our God, therefore his name is not to be profaned, or any way abused by us'; especially because he will be so far from acquitting and sparing the transgressors of this commandment, as that he will not suffer them to escape his righteous judgment", albeit many such escape the censures and punishments of men ".

Q. 115. Which is the fourth commandment ?

A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the sabbathday, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all




114. S Exod. xx. 7.

said unto me, What seest thou ? And Lev. xix. 12. And ye shall not I answered, I see a flying roll; the swear by my name falsely, neither length thereof is twenty cubits, and shalt thou profane the name of thy the breadth thereof ten cubits. Ver. God: I am the Lord.

3. Then said he unto me, This is the u Ezek. Xxxvi. 21. But I had pity curse that goeth forth over the face for mine holy name, which the house of the whole earth : for every one of Israel had profaned among the

that stealeth shall be cut off as on heathen, whither they went. Ver. this side, according to it; and every 22. Therefore say unto the house of one that sweareth shall be cut off as Israel, Thus saith the Lord God, I on that side, according to it. Ver. do not this for your sakes, O house 4. I will bring it forth, saith the Lord of Israel, but for mine holy name's of hosts, and it shall enter into the sake, which ye have profaned among house of the thief, and into the house the heathen, whither ye went. Ver.

of him that sweareth falsely by my 23. And I will sanctify my great name, which was profaned among w i San. ii. 12. Now the sons of the heathen, which ye have profaned Eli were sons of Belial, they knew in the midst of them; and the hea- not the Lord. Ver. 17. Wherefore then shall know that I am the Lord, the sin of the young men was very saith the Lord God, when I shall be great before the Lord: for men ab. sanctified in you before their eyes. horred the offering of the Lord. Deut. xxviii. 58. If thou wilt not Ver. 22. Now Eli was very old, and observe to do all the words of this heard all that his sons did unto all Is. law that are written in this book, rael, and how they lay with the wothat thou mayest fear this glorious men that assembled at the door of and fearful name, THE LORD the tabernacle of the congregation. THY GOD; Ver. 59. Then the Ver. 24. Nay, my sons: for it is no Lord will make thy plagues wonder. good report that I hear; ye make ful, and the plagues of thy seed, even the Lord's people to transgress. great plagues, and of long continu. Compared with 1 Sam, iii. 13. For I ance, and sore sicknesses, and of long have told him that I will judge his continuance. Zech. v. 2. And he house for ever, for the iniquity which


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