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readiness to be reconciled, patient bearing and forgiving of injuries, and requiting good for evil;(1) comforting and succouring the distressed, and protecting and defending the innocent. (2)

Q. 136. What are the sins forbidden in the sixth commandment?

A. The sins forbidden in the sixth commandment are, all taking away the life of ourselves, (3) or of others; (4) except in case of public justice, (5) lawful

(1) Col iii. 13. Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any, even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. James iii. 17.The wisdom that is from above is gentle, and easy to be entreated. 1 Pet. ii. 20.-If, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. Rom. xii. 20, 21. If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. Matt. v. 24.

(2) 1 Thess. v. 14.–Comfort the feeble-minded, sup: port the weak. Matt. xxv. 35, 36.- I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Prov. xxxi. 8, 9. Open thy mouth for the duinb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction.Plead the cause of the poor and needy. Job xxxi. 19, 20. Isa. lviii. 7.

(3) Acts xvi. 28. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm; for we are all here. Prov. i. 18.

(4) Gen. ix. 6. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed : for in the image of God made he

(5) Ex. xxi. 14.If a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile, thou shalt take


war, (1) or necessary defence; (2) the neglecting or withdrawing the lawful or necessary means of preservation of life ; (3) sinful anger, (4) hatred, (5) envy, (6) desire of revenge ; (7) and excessive passions, (8) distract

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him from mine altar, that he may die. Num. XXXV. 31, 33.

(1) Deut. xx. throughout. When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them; for the Lord thy God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt, &c. Heb. xi. 32, 33, 34.- 'The time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae, of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: who through faith subdued kingdoms-out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Jer. xlviii. 10.

(2) Ex. xxii. 2. If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

(3) Matt. xxv. 42,43.- I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. James ii. 15, 16. Eccl. vi. 1, 2.

(4) Matt. v. 22.-I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment.

(5) 1 John jii. 15. Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer. Prov. x. 12. Hatred stirreth up strifes. Lev, xix. 17.

(6) Job v. 2.-Envy slayeth the silly one. Prov. xiv. 30. A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the .rottenness of the bones.

(7) Rom. xii. 19. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath.

(8) James iv. 1. From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members ? Eph. iv. 31.

ing cares ;(1) immoderate use of meat, drink,(2) labour, (3) and recreations; (4) provoking words;(5) oppression, (6) quarrelling, (7) striking, wounding, (8) and whatsoever else tends to the destruction of the life of any. (9)

Q. 137. Which is the seventh commandment?

A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery. (10)

(1) Matt. vi. 34. Take therefore no thought for the morrow :-sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Job xxi. 25.-Another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.

(2) Luke xxi. 34. And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting and drunkenness.

(3) Eccl. iv. 8. There is one one, and there is not a second ; yea, he hath neither child nor brother; yet is there no end of all his labour; neither is his eye satisfied with riches; neither saith he, For whom do I labour, and bereave my soul of good ? This is also vanity. Eccl. ii. 22, and xij. 12.

(4) Ecel. xi. 9.

(5) Prov.xv.1.-Grievous words stir up anger. Prov. xii. 18.

(6) Isa. iii. 15. What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord God of hosts. Ex. i. 14.

(7) Gal. v. 15. But if ye bite and devour one another, take hced that ye be not consumed one of another.

(8) Num. xxxv. 16, 21. And if he smite him with an instruinent of iron, so that he die, he is a murderer : the murderer shall surely be put to death, &c.

(9) Prov. xxviii. 17. A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person, shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him. Ex. xxi. 18 to the end.

(10) Ex. xx. 14.

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Q. 138. What are the duties required in the seventh commandment?

A. The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections, (1) words, (2) and behaviour; (3) and the preservation of it in ourselves and others, (4) watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses;(5) temperance, (6) keeping of chaste company, (7) modesty in apparel, (8) marriage by those that

(1) 1 Thess. iv. 4, 5.-Every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence. 'Job xxxi. 1.

(2) Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt coinmunication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying. Col. iv. 6.

(3) 1 Pet. iii. 2. While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with foar.

(4) 1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. Tit. ii. 4, 5. That they may teach the young women to be discreet,.chaste, keepers at home.

(5) Matt. v. 28.-Whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. Job xxxi. 1.

(6) Prov. xxiii. 31, 33. Look not thou upon the wine when it is red.---Thine eyes shall behold strange women. Jer. v. 7.—When I had led them to the full, they then committed adultery and assembled themselves by troops ‘in the harlots' houses.

(7) Prov. ii. 16, 20. To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; &c. 1 Cor. v.9. I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators.

(8) 1 Tim. ii. 9. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefaced ness and sobriety.

have not the gift of continency, (1) conjugal love, (2) and cohabitation; (3) diligent labour in our callings;(4) shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto. (5)

Q. 139. What are the sins forbidden in the seventh commandment?

A. The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required, (6) are adultery, fornication, (7) rape, incest, (8) sodomy, and all unnatural

(1) 1 Cor. vii. 9. But if they cannot contain, let them marry

(2) Prov. v. 18, 19.-Rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Let her be as the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times, and be thou ravished always with her love.

(3) 1 Pet. iii. 7. Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with them according to knowledge. 1 Cor. vii. 5. Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, Land come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.

(4) 1 Tim. v. 13, 14. And withal they learn to be idle. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house. Prov. xxxi. 27.

(5) Prov. v. 8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house.

(6) Prov. v. 7. Hear me now, therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Prov. iv. 23, 27.

(7) Heb. xiii. 4.-Whoremongers and adulterers God will judge. Eph. v.5. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person,-hath


inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Gal. v. 19.

(8) 2 Sam. xiii. 14. Howbeit, he would not hearken unto her voice;, but, being stronger than she, forced her, and lay with her. Mark vi. 18.John had said unto

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