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Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minist. 4. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbathday. . Six days shalt thou labour, and do all that thou hast to do; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. In it thou shalt do no manner of work, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-feryant, and thy maidfervant, thy cattle, and the stranger that is within thy gates. For in fix days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and relled the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the seventh day, and hallowed it.

P A R P A HRASE. (Matt. v. 34: James v. 12.) nor talk of my attributes or my holy Word disrespectfully: thou shalt not even make a vow, which is an oath of an inferior kind, rafhly, insincerely, or without sufficient authority, (Numb. xxx. 5.) nor upon any but a very important occasion, (Gen. xxviii. 20. Numb. xxx. 14.) and when made thou shalt perform it with exactness and promptitude, (Numb. xxx. 3. Axs v. 4.) but on the contrary thou shalt honour me, by swearing truly and reverently by iny name, (Deut. xvi. 13. and x. 12.) more particularly if it be to promote a charitable design in deciding differences, (Gen. xxxvii, 28. Heb. vi. 16.) if thou at any time mention my name, it shall be with reverence, and an awful admiration of my being. ,(Rom. ix. 5. 2 Cor. xi. 13.) And if thou reason out of my revealed word, it must not be out of wantonness but for edification, (Ads xvii. 11. Psal. cxix. 172.) If thou art induced to make a vow by any good and praise-worthy motive, (Gen. xxviii. 20.) thou shalt perform it conscientioufly ; (Psal. cxxxii. 2.) now he who tranfgreffes in any of these particulars, is highly culpable in the fight of God, who will not fail to punish him severely.

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4. Be particularly careful to serve the fabbath day religiously, as I have fet apart that day for my worship, in commemoration of my creating the universe: that day thou shalt keep holy by abstaining thyself, and causing, all that belong to thee to abstain, 'from work and ordinary business : from buying and telling, (Neb. xiii. 15.) from carrying burdens, (yer. xvii. 22.) or going journies : (Exod. xvii

. 29.) works. of neceslity however, such as provilions of food and looking after cattle, are not comprised in this prohibition; neither does it extend to fighting for the defence of our country, nor to works of charity, such as healing the sick and affisting wojnen in labour ; the labour of minilters in their calling and travelling to places of public worship are likewise excepted. But the chief part of the Tanctification of this day consists in performing the spiritual exercises, to which all devout perfons dedicate that day, joining in the public devotion, and hearing the word prcached (Liv. xxiii. 2. 1 Cor. xvi. 2.) and mak:

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 5. Honour thy father and thy mother, that tliy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

PA RA PHRASE ing it afterwards the subject of their meditations at home: in private devocions with their families, and in a more retired one by themselves in their own closets, by reading the holy fcripture, and books that treat of religious subjects ; by visiting the poor and relieving the indigent; and by accommodating unhappy differences amongst neighbours.

People. O Lord Thew thy mercy to us, &c.

5. Be careful to discharge thy duty, as well to thy political parent the prince, under whose government thou livest; to thy domeftic parent, the master who feeds and clothes thee ; to thy ecclefiaftical parent, who inftruets chee; as to thy natural father and mother, who begat thee. First, if thou art a subject, thou art in duty bound to honour the prince whom God bas set over thee, (1 Pet. ii. 17.) stand in awe of him, and obey him in all things that are not forbid' by God and inconsistent with the national conftitution and liberties; (Rom. xiii. 1. 1 Pet. ii. 13.) fubmit to his correction and punishment, (i Pet. ii. 19, 20) and assist him with thy person or thy money in the wars which he undertakes for the defence of the state, or in support of his royal dignity, (Matt. xxii. 17. Rom. xiii. 6, 7.) and bim I will require to govern thee according to the rules of justice and piety, (1 Tim. ii. 2.) that he shall do the utmost to promote the good of thee and all his people. (Rom. xiii. 4.) Secondly, If thou beeft a servant, reverence and honour thy master, si Tim. vi. 1. fear to incor his difplcafure, (Mal. i. 6.) obey his commands, (Eph. vi. 5.) be patient under his corrections, (1 Pet. ii. 18.) and be diligent in thy service, (Col. iü. 22, 23.) making it thy chief study to please him, (Til. ii. 9.) as I will in thy favour require of thy master, that he should not behave himself in a cruel or oppreflive manner towards thee, (1 Pet. ii. 18. Deut. xxiv. 14, 15.) bet that he be indulgent and kind, as he shall expect to frod favour from me, (Col. iv. F.) and provide for thee when grown old, if thou houldt spend thy whole life in his service ; (Prov. xvii. 2.) Thirdly, if thou art a layman, thou art io duty bound to love thy paflor, who takes care of thy spiritual welfare, (i Tbil. v. 13. Gel. ir. 19.) thou must pay him all due reverence and respect, (Phil. ii. 19. 1 Tim. 17.) thou art bound to follow his directions in spiritual matters, (Hib. xiii. 17 ) thou must contribute to support him in return for his diligence and care, ( 1 Tim. xvij. 18.) and I will require of him that be shall look upon thee, and all those committed to his care as his children, (Gal. iv. 19. Phil

. 10:) that, by his exemplary life and religious conversacion, he hall set an example for thee to copy, (Tit. 11. 7. 2 Tim. iv. 12.) that he shall be alfduous in preaching the word in due seafon ;

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 6. Thou shalt do no murder.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 7. Thou shalt not coinmit adultery.

PA'R A P H R A SE. and lahtly, that he thall be meck, peaceable and courteous. Fourthly, As thou art a son or a daughter, reverence and respect thy parents, how. ever mean their condition may be, (Mal. i. 6. Matt. xxi. 31.) obey all their lawful commands, (Eph. vi. 1. Col. iii. 20.) support them when in an indigent condition, (Matt. XV. 4, 5. 1 Tim. v. 4.) submiffively receive their instructions, (Prov. i. 8.) and their .corrections when thou art young, (Heb. xii. 7.) and when thou art grown up take their advice in every important affair of life, (Gen. xviii. 1, 2.) Now, in return for this, I expect on the side of thy parents, that they should nourish and bring thee up in thy childhood, (i Tim. i. 10.) provide every thing necessary for thee in that state, clothes, &c. (Prov. xxxi. 15.. 1 Tim. v.8.) instruct thee in the duties of religion, (Deut. vi. 6, 7. 2 Tim. iii, 15. set thee a good example, (Job. i. 5. Joj. xxiv. 15.) keep thee in obedience, by a just awe, equally avoiding the extremes of indulgence and severity, (1 Tim. Hi. 4.) and providing thee wherewithal to put thee into the world according to thy birth and quality. (2 Cor. xii. 19.) If thou doft difcharge these duties, I will reward thy obedience both with temporal and {piritual blessings.

People. O Lord fhew thy mercy to us, &c. 6. Thou shalt not only avoid the heinous fin of murder upon the body of thy neighbour, (Gen. ix. 5,6. Numb. xxxv. 16.) but the laying vió lent hands upon thyself, as some impious and discontented men have done, po Scm. xxxi. 4. &ets i. 18.) as also the careless handling of such weapons as may destroy them that are near us, especially the striking with them in a rage, (Numb. xxxv. 16, 17, &c. thou shalt likewise study to avoid what. ever gives occasion to murder, as immoderate anger, (Matt. xxi. 22.) hatred, (John iii, 15.) malice and bitterness of speech. (Epb. iv. 31.) But on the contrary, thou shalt practise the virtues of peaceableness, meeknefs, and charity.

People. O Lord, hew thy mercy to us, &c.

7. Thou shalt not pollute thyself, by the foul sin of adultery, by a criminal correspondence with the huiband or wife of another, (Lev. xx. 10. Heb. xiii. 4. Ezek xxii. 2.; or, which is worse, to conceal it under the pretext of marriage, which is called polygamy; (Lev. xviii. 18. Afal. ii. 15. I Cor, vii. 2.) and, which is still more criminal, have an unlav ful commerce with those of the fame blood, (Lev. xviii. 6. 1 Cor.) or with those of the same for; r Rom. i. 26, 27. Lev. xvii. 22.) or with those of adfirent kind, (1.0, xviii. 23 and 20.) thou shalt likewise avoid for

nication

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minijt.' 8. Thou shalt not steal.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to ktep this law.

PA RA P H R AS E. Dication and uncleannois committed between fingle persons, (1 Cor. vi. 9.) and whatever contributes to excite us thereto, as drunkennels, wanion behaviour, rich habits, an idle and unactive life, &c. all those foul vices thou mult avoid and be chaste even in thy thoughts, (Mati. xv. xix.) words, (1 Cor. vi. Gol. iii.) and behaviour, (Tic. ii. 3.)

People. O Lord, shew thy mercy to us, &c.

8. Thou M It nou have recourse to violence, in order to deprive thy neighbour of his property, (Lev. xix. 11, 13-) nor be guilty of private ftealing, (Epb. iv. 28.) nor of extortion or unjust gain, (Prov. xxviii. 8. Heb. ij. 9. 1 Cor. xi.) nor of faudulent practices in your dealings, (Prov. xx. 10. and xxix. 5.) ror of gripingness and oppresiive behaviour to the poor, (Prov. xxii. 16. Ija. iii. 15.) but thou mult on the contrary observe a ftrict integrity in all iny dealings ; (Prov. xvi. !!) if thou hart done any wrong, thoá fault make retirution for it, (Ezek. xxxiii. 15. Exod. xxii. 1.) thou halt thew mercy unto the poor, and relieve them by frequent acts of charity, (Lev. xix. 9. Prov. xv.) and thou shalt exercise the duties of thy calling with diligence and incuitry, (2 714. j. 11, 12. Mart. xxv. 30. Prov. xviii. 9.)

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9. Take particular care not to be guilty of that blackest of crimes, the giving a falle testimony in a judicial natter, to the prejudice of thy neigh. bour, (1 Kings xxi. 13.) or by difzwling a true one with art icial words or circumitancis, (Mat. xxvi. 60, 61.) or yuborn wicked men to give a falle testimony, (1 Kings xxi. 10.) thoá n lt not injure thy neighboer, hy uttering fallhoods and calumnies hurtful to his reputation or interesi, ( James i. 26. Eph. iv. 25.) nor publish to the world his secret faults unlels he be become altogether in corrigible, (Prov. x. 18.) nor willingly give car to, or repeat ill stories of thy neighbour, (Prov. xvii. 4. Exenda xxxi. 1. Gen. xxix. 19. 2 Sam. xvi. 3. 4.) nor rasily censure his actions, (1 Sam. i. 13. Aas ii. 13. Luke vii. 39.) but on the contrary it is thing eaty to vindicate him whenever he is wronged, (John vii. 50, 51 ) and to put as charitable a construction as posible upon bis whiuie conduct,

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Alinifl. 10. Thou shall not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his,

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power infinite; Have mercy upon the whole Church, and fo rule the heart of thy cholen servant GEORGE, our King and Governor, that he (knowing whose miniiter he is) may above all things seek thy honour and glory, and that we and all his fubjects (duly considering whose authority he hath) may faithtully terve, honour, and humbly obey him, in thee and for thee, according to thy blessed word and ordinance, through Jesus Christ olis Lord, who with thee, and the Holy Ghoft, livech and reignech ever one God, world without end. Amen.

PARA P H R A SE 10. Thou shalt noc indulge any unlawful hankering after thy neighboui's clt-te, (Deut. xxi. 1 Kings xxi.): or wife, (2 Sam. xi.d or any thing elie that belongs to him, (Sam. xii. 3.) or in any vicious fancies or thoughts which may incline thee to evil, (Prov. xxiv. g. Zecb. i. $; 17. Deul. xv. g. lja. lv. 7• Aas viii. 22.) bat falt be content with thy present situation, (Heb. xiii. 5.) and be diligent in thy own calling, (i Thel xi. 12. 1. Cor. vii. 20.) and Shalt mortify the lults of the flesta (Gal. v. 24.) People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

Paraplraje on the COLLECTS for the King. Almighty God, whose kingdon is an everlasting kingdom, (Pfal. cxiv, 13.) and whose power and undertanding is infinite, (Psal. cxlvii. 5.1 we intreat thee to exert this thy power and wisdom for the defence and preservation of thy charch; and, as a means to promote its welfare, rule, according to thy heavenly direction, the heart of GEORGE our king, «hom thou hast

, by tly special Providence and appointment, raised to che royal dignity that he considering that he is che vicegerent of thee by whom kings reign, (Prov. viü. 15.) and thy minifter, (Rom. xiii. 4.)

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