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38¶Ye have heard that it hath been said, 'An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
39 But I say unto you, That ye 'resist not evil:12 but whosoever shall 'smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.
40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, 13 and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.
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Y EXOD. xxi. 24: Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. LEV. xxiv. 20: Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath caused a blemish in a man, so shall it be done to him again. DEUT. xix. 21: Thine shall not pity, but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
2 LEV. xix. 18: Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people. PRO. xx. 22: Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. do. xxiv. 29: Say not I will do so to him as he hath done to me: I will render to the man according to his work. ECCLUS. xxviii. 1, &c: He that revengeth shall find vengeance from the LORD, and he will surely keep his sins in re membrance, &c. LUKE, vi. 29: Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other and him that taketh away thy cloke, forbid not to take thy coat also. Rom. xii. 17, 19: Recompense to no man evil for evil. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, vengeance is mine, I will repay, saith the Lord. 1 COR. vi. 7: There is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded? 1 THES. v. 15: See that none render evil for evil unto any man: but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. 1 PET. ii. 23: Who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously. do. iii. 9: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
ISA. 1.6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair; I hid not my face from shame and spitting. LAM. iii. 30: He giveth his cheek to him that smiteth him, he is filled full with reproach.
41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would "borrow of thee turn not thou away. 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt "love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy,
44 But I say unto you, 'Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hates you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
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*MA. xxvii. 32: And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his erous. MARK, xv. 21: And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country.
Dept. xv. 8, 10': Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, the poor man] and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wanteth. Thou shalt surely give him and thine heart shalt not be grieved when thou givest unto him; because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. Lere, vi ab Love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ve shall be the children of the Highest; for he is kind to the inthankful, and to the evil,
Peer xxi 6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their lthy days for ever. Ps. xli, 10: But thou, O LORD,
unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. Tere of 97, 8 Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you. Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which detetully use you. Rom. xi. 14, 20: Bless them If thine enemy which perizonte rom, bless, and curse not. humor fed him if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing N. B. Not to burn thom what boge potte of fre on his head. but we met my kindness.
Father, forgive them; Aces, vi. 60: And he with a loud voice, Lord, 1 Cos. iv. 12, 13: Being uted, we suffer it: Being
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for "he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth 'rain on the just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the Publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute 16 your brethren" only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Publicans 18 so?
48 'Be ye therefore perfect, even Father which is in heaven is perfect.
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defamed, we intreat. 1 PET. ii. 23: Who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not. do. iii. 9: Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are hereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.
JOB, XXV. 3: Upon whom doth not his light arise.
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* LUKE, vi. 32: For if ye love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners also love those which love them.
1GEN. xvii. 1: And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect. LEV. xi. 44: Ye shall be holy; for I am holy. do. xx. 26: Ye shall be holy unto me: for I, the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine. LUKE, vi. 36, 40: Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father, also is merciful. The disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. COL. i. 28: Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus. do. iv. 12: Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect, and complete in all the will of God. JAMES, i. 4: But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 1 PET. i. 15, 16: As he which hath called you is holy, so ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, be ye holy, for I am holy.
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DEUT. xxiv. 13: In any case thou shalt deliver him the pedge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in raiment, and bless thee; and it shall be righteousness *** before the LORD thy God. Ps. cxii. 9: He hath qoysand, he hath given to the poor; his righteousness en4 Amy ever, his horn shall be exalted with honour. DAN. Werefore, O, king, let my counsel be acceptable unto yond was inak off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities aven/o4, mercy to the poor, if it may be a lengthening of ty, 2 COR. ix. 9, 10: As it is written, he hath Si pospind shariad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness Send for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the w minister bread for your food, and multiply your dawa, and increase the fruits of your righteousness. * K*, *. 16: Come with me, and see my zeal for the LORR. P#O. xx. 6: Most men will proclaim every one his Goodness. ROM. xii. 8: He that giveth let him do it. with simplicity.
Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
5 ¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret 'shall reward thee openly.
7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions,5 as the heathen do for they think that they shall be heard for "their much speaking.
MAT. XXV. 34: Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you. LUKE, viii. 17: For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. do. xiv. 14: And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.
PRO. xvi. 5: Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. JAMES, iv. 6: But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
e 2 KINGS, iv. 33: He [Elisha] went in therefore and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.
f Ps. xxxiv. 15: The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry. ISA. lxv. 24: And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.
& ECCLES. v. 2: Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: Therefore let thy words be few. ECCLUS. vii. 14: Make not much babbling when thou prayest.
b 1 KINGS, Xviii. 26, 29: They called on the name of Baal from morning even until noon, saying, O Baal, hear us. And. it came to pass, when mid-day was past, and they prophesied until the time of the offering of the evening sacrifice, that there was neither voice, nor any to answer, nor any that regarded.