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him Lord, whose daughters ye are, as long as
ye do well, and are not afraid with any amaze1 Tim.2.11. Let the woman learn in filence, with
all subjection. V.12. But 1 suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the
man, but to be in fi. lence. V.13. For Adam was firA formed, then Eve. V.14. And Adam was not deceived, but the wo
man being deceived, was in the traxsgreffion. V.15. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in child bearing, if she continue in Faith, and Charity,
and Helinefse with fobriety. Tic.2.4. That they may teach the young women to
be føber, to love their husbands, to love their
Children. V.5. To be discreet,chaft, keepers at home,good, obedient to their own busbands, that the Word
of God be not blafphemed. Prov.19.14. House and riches are the inheritance
of Fathers; and a prudent wife is from the
Lord, Prov. 12.4. A vertuous woman is á Crown to her
husband; but she that maketb ashamed is as refe
tenneß in his bones. Prov.18.22. Whoso findeth a wife, findeth a good
thing, and obtaineth favoår of the Lord. Prov. 19.13. A foolish son is the calamity of his
Father, and the contentions of a wife are a cof. sinnal dropping.
Prov. 27.15. A continual dropping in a very rainy 48
day, and a contentious woman are alike. Prov.21.9. It is better to dwell in a corner of the
house top, than with a brawling woman in a
wide house. mo. V.19. It is better to dwell in the wildernesse, than
with a contentions and an angry woman. Prov.31.10. Wbo can find a vertuous woman? El
for her price is far above Rubies.
daies of ber life.
willingly with her hands. V.14. She is like the Merchants ships, she bring
eth her food from afar. V.15. She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her homshold, and a portion to her maidens. V.16. She confidereth a field, and buyeth it ; with
the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard. V.17. She girdeth her loins with strengih, and
Atrengthenesh her arms.
good; her candle goeth not out by night.
V.19. She layeth her hands to the pindle, and
her hands hold the distaffe. V.20. She stretched ont ber hand to the poor, yed, fbe reacheth forth her hands to the needy.
V.21. She is not afraid of the snow for her bouf. hold, for all her houshold are clothed with Scar.
, 23. She maketh ber self coverings of tapeftry, her clothing is silk and purple. V.23. Her husband is known in the gates, woben
he sitteth among the Elders of the Land.
. : :V.25. Strength and honour are her cloathing,
and she shall rejoyce in time to come. V.26. She openeth her mouth with wisdom, and
in her tongue is the Law of kindnesse. Y.27. She looketh well to the 'wales of her beufhold, and eateth not the bread of Idlenesse. V.18. Her children arise up, and call her blesed
, her husband also, and he praisetb her. V.29. Many daughters have done vertuously,
but thou excelleft them all. V.30. Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman that feareth the Lord, sbe fhall be
praised. V.31. Give ber of the fruit of her hands, and
let her own works praise her in the gates.
CHA P. XII.
of tbe Duties of Masters and
Fiift, of the Duties of Mafters. Maftersoughe to be careful of these things.
I. To instruct their servants, to inform chem in the right knowledge of God, and the things that concern their salvation : To Cate; chize them, to pray with them, and for them; to bring them to the publick Ordinances, and cause them to observe the Lords Day; To exhørt them to private prayer and reading the Word, and to be diligent and conscientious in their places, &c. Gen. 18.19. I know that my servant Abraham wil teach his Family. But of this I have spoken more in the Tenth Chapter of the Duties of Gover nours of Families.
II. To give chem a good example. A wise Caro, riage, and a pious, honest, unblameable Conversation does much tend to che bettering of servancs. If the Master be a swearer, a companykeeper, a prophaner of the Lords day, have no prayers in his Family, be a slighter and neglecter of Gods Worship and Service, 'cis madnesse för such an are to expect a sober Family.
III. To command them onely just and lawful things (things equal as the Apostle speaks, Col. 4.1.) and to require of them orly such service as they may well do, with moderate care, and induftry; and that which other fervants of like condition with them usually perform. A Master must not overtask his Servants, nor oppreß them with labours, so that they shall have no time to beston on their souls ; which is a ruling over them with rigour, as 'cis called, Lev. 25.43.
IV. To allow them wholfom, fitting, and fufficient food, convenient rest, and moderate refreshment, that they may do their work with the more cheerfulvesse.
V. Jo time of ficknese, to take care that things necessary for their recovery be not wanting to them; such as fitting Diet, Physick, and At. tendance. A Master at such a time, is in place of a Parent, Mat. 8.5, 6, The Centurion went to Christ to heal his servant.
VI. To encourage them in wel-doing, by using them with that kindnesse and bounty, which cheir Piety, faithfulnesse and diligence deserves.
VII. To admonish and reprove them, when they do amiffe; and that not only in faults against themselves" (wherein few Masters are backward) but also and more especially, in faults against God, whereat every Master ought to be more troubled, than at those which tend only to his own loffe or inconvenience. The dishonour of God, or the ha