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stone him : as well the stranger as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the Lord, shall be put to death.

Because of swearing the land mourneth; the pleasant places of the wilderness are dried up, and their course is evil, and their force not right. By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. Therefore shall the land mourn. Then said he unto me, This is the curse that goeth forth over the face of the whole earth : for every one that stealeth shall be cut off: and every one that sweareth shall be cut off. I

say unto you, swear not at all : neither by heaven, for it is God's throne : nor by the earth, for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, yea, yea, nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

Above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea, be yea: and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation..

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REMEMBER the sabbath-day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy.work: but the seventh is the sabbath of the Lord thy God : 'in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates : for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it.

Jer. 23: 10. Hos. 4: 2, 3. Zech. 6: 3. Matt. 5: 34–37. James 5: 12.

Exod. 20 : 8-12. none.

Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is a sign between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore: for it is holy unto you. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever.

And he (Moses) said unto them, (the children of Israel) this is that which the Lord hath said, To-morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath; bake that which ye will bake to-day, and seethe, that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until

the morning. Six days ye shall gather it, but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath in it there shall be

Abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath-day. Every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day thou shalt rest: in earingtime and in harvest thou shalt rest.

In those days, saw I in Judah, some treading winepresses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.

There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of wares, and sold on the sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, What evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the sabbath day? Did not your fathers thus, and did not our

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Exod. 31 : 13-17.

Exod. 34: 21.

God bring all this evil upon us, and upon the city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the sabbath.

Thus saith the Lord, Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem; neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but hallow ye the sabbath day, as I commanded your fathers.

It shall come to pass, if ye will diligently hearken unto me saith the Lord, to bring in no burden through the gates of this city on the sabbath day, but hallow the sabbath day to do no work therein ; then shall there enter into the gates of this city, kings and princes sitting upon the throne of David, riding in chariots and on horses, they, and their princes, the men of Judah, and the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this city shall remain for

ever.

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable ; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord ; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the Lord, to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar.

Jer. 17 : 21, 22. Jer, 17: 24, 25.

Isaiah 58: 13, 14.

Isaiah 56 : 2-7.

FIFTH COMMAND MENT.

Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother : and, he that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, whosoever shall say to his father, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; and honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Children, obey your parents in the Lord : for this is right. Honour thy father and mother, (which is the first commandment with promise) that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. A wise son heareth his father's instruction : but a scorner heareth not rebuke. My son hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother : for they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck. Bind them continually upon thine heart, and tie them about thy neck. When thou goest, it shall lead thee : when thou sleepest, it shall keep thee : and when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.

Whoso curseth his father or his mother, his lamp shall be put out in darkness. He that smiteth his father or his mother, shall be surely put to death. The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it. Cursed is he that setteth light by his father or his mother.

If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his Exod. 20: 12. Matt. 15 : 4-6. Eph. 6: 1-3. Prov. 23 : 22. Prov. 13 : 1. Prov. 1: 8, 9.

Prov. 6:21, 22. Prov. 20:22. Exod. 21: 15. Prov. 39:17. Deut. 27: 16. Deut. 21 : 18, 19.

mother, and that when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them : then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out into the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones that he die : so shalt thou put evil away from among you, and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

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Thou shalt not kill. He that killeth any man, shall surely be put to death. Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man. Surely, at the hand of every man will I require the life of man.

If a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile: thou shalt take him from mine altar that he may die. Whoso killeth any person,

the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses, but one witness shall not testify against any person, to cause him to die. Moreover

ye

shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death : but he shall be surely put to death. And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.

So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are : for blood it defileth the land : and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit wherein I dwell: for I the Lord, dwell among the children of Israel.

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do

Exod. 20: 13. Lev. 24: 17. Gen. 9: 6. Gen. 9: 5. Exod. 21 : 12-14. Num. 35: 30-34.

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