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behaviour (b); and the preservation of it in ourselves and others (c); watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses (d); temperance (e), keeping of chaste company (S), modesty in apparel (g); marriage by those that have not the gift of continency (h), conjugal love (i), and cohabitation (k); diligent labour in our callings (1); shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto (m) 1 Cor. 7. 34. There is a difference less, to avoid fornication, let every also between a wife and a virgin man have his own wife, and let the unmarried woman careth for every woman have her own husthe things of the Lord, that she band. But if they cannot contain, may be holy, both in body and in let them marry: for it is better spirit : but she that is married to marry than to burn. careth for the things of the world, (2) Prov. 5. 19, 20. Let her how she may please her husband. be as the loving hind, and pleaa

(a) Col. 4.6. Let your speech sant roe : let her breasts satisfy be alway with grace, seasoned thee at all times, and be thou with salt, that ye may know how ravished always with her love. ye ought to answer every man. And why wilt thou, my son, be

b) 1 Pet. 3. 2. While they ravished with a strange woman, behold your chaste conversation and embrace the bosom of a strancoupled with fear,

(C) 1 Cor. 7. 2. Nevertheless, (K) 1 Peter 3. 7. Likewise, to avoid fornication, let every man ye husbands, dwell with them achave his own wife, and let every cording to knowledge, giving honwoman have her own husband. our unto the wife as unto the

(d) Job 31. 1. I made a cove- weaker vessel, and as being heirs nant with mine eyes; why then together of the grace of life ; that should a think upon a maid ?

your prayers be not hindered. (e) Acts 24. 24, 25. And after (1) Proverbs 31. 11. 28. The certain days, when Felix came heart of her husband doth safely with his wife Drusilla, which was trust in her, so that she shall have a Jewess, he sent for Paul, and no need of spoil. She looketh heard him concerning the faith in well to the ways of her houseChrist. And as he reasoned of hold, and eateth not the bread of righteousness, temperance, and idleness. Her children arise up, judgment to come, Felix trem- and call her blessed; her husband bled.

also, and he praiseth her. (f) Prov. 2. 16. To deliver (m) Prov. 5. 8. Remove tlay thee from the strange woman, way far from her, and come not even from the stranger which nigh the door of her house. Gen. flattereth with her words.

39. 8. 10. But he refused, and (g) 1 Tim. 2. 9. In like man- said unto luis master's wife, Bea ner also, that women adorn them- hold, my master wotteth not what selves in modest apparel, with is with me in the honse, and he shame-facedness and sobriety : hath committed all that he hath not with broidered hair, or gold, to my hand. There is none greator pearis, or costly array. er in this house than I ; neither ch) i Cor, 7. Ž. 9, Neverthe. hath he kept back any thing froma


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

A. The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, beside the neglect of the duties required (n), are, adultery, fornication, (o), rape, incest (P), sodomy, and all unnatural lusts (9); all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections (r); all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto (s); wanton looks (t); impudent or light behaviour, immodest apparel (v); prohibiting of lawful (w) and dispensing with unlawful mar

me, but thee, because thou art you, that whosoever looketh on a his wife : how then can I do this woman to lust after her, hath comgreat wickedness, and sin against mitted adultery with her already God? And it came to pass as she in his heart. Mat. 15. 19. For spake to Joseph day by day, that out of the heart proceed evil he hearkened not unto her, to lie thoughts, murders, adulteries, hy her, or to be with her. fornications, thefts, false witness,

(12) Prov. 5. 7. Hear me now, blasphemies. Col. 3. 5. Mortify, theref Oye children, and de- therefore, your members which part not from the words of my are upon the earth ; fornication, mouth.

uncleanness, inordinate affection, (0) Heb. 13. 4. Marriage is evil concupiscence, and covetoushonourable in all, and the bed un- ness, which is idolatry. defiled: but whoremongers and (8) Eph. 5. 3, 4. But forniadulterers God will judge. Gal. cation, and all uncleanness, or 5. 19. Now the works of the flesh 'covetousness, let it not be once are manifest, which are these, named amongst you, as becometh Adultery, fornication, unclean- saints : Neither filthiness, ner ness, lasciviousness.

foolish talking, nor jesting, which CP) 2 Sam. 13. 14. Howbeit, are not convenient; but rather he would not hearken unto her giving of thanks. voice : but being stronger than (1) Isa. 3. 16. Moreover, the she, forced her, and lay with her. Lord saith, Because the daug ers 1 Cor. 5. 1. It is reported com- of Zion are baughty, and walk monly that there is fornication with stretched-forth necks, and among you, and such fornication, wanton eyes,' walking, and minas is not so much as named cing as they go, and making a tinka amongst the Gentiles, that one ling with their feet. 2 Pet. 2. 14. should have his father's wife. Having eyes full of adultery, and

(9) Rom. 1. 24. Wherefore that cannot cease from sin ; beGod also gave them up to un- guiling unstable souls. cleanness, through the lusts of co) Prov. 7. 10. 13. And be their own hearts, to dishonour hold, there met him a woman their own bodies between them- with the attire of an barlot, and selves. Lev. 20. 15. And if a subtle of heart. So she caught man lie with a beast, he shall him and kissed him, and with an surely be put to death : and ye impudent face said unto him. alall slay the beast.

( w ) 1 Tim. 4. 3. Forbidding (r) Mat. 5. 28. But I say unto to marry, aud comipanding to ab

riages (x), allowing, tolerating, keeping of stews, and resorting to them (y); intangling vows of single life (2), undue delay of marriage (a); having more wives or husbands than one at the same time (b); unjust divorce (c), or desertion (d); idleness, gluttony, drunkenness (e), un

stain from meats, which God hath (a) 1 Cor. 7. 7-9. For I created to be received with would that all men were even as thanksgiving of them which be- I myself: but every man hath his lieve and know the truth.

proper gift of God, one after (v) Lev. 18. from verse 1 to this manner; and another after 21. Mark 6. 18. For John had that. I say therefore to the unsaid unto Herod, It is not lawful married and widows, It is good for thee to have thy brother's for them if they abide even as I. wife. Mal. 2. 11. Judah hath But if they cannot contain, let dealt treacherously, and an abo- them marry: for it is better to mination is committed in Israel marry than to burn. and in Jerusalem : for Judah hath (6) Mat. 19. 5. And said, for profaned thc holiness of the Lord this cause shall a man leave father which he loved, and hath married and mother, and shall cleave to the daughter of a strange god. his wife : and they twain shall be

(y) Lev. 19. 29. Do not pros- one flesh. titute thy daughter, to cause her (c) Mal. 2. 16. For the Lord to be a whore ; lest the land fall the God of Israel saith, that he to whoredom, and the land be- hateth putting away : for one cocome full of wickedness. Jer. 5. vereth violence with his garment, 7. How shall I pardon thee for saith the Lord of hosts : therefore this ? thy children hare forsaken take heed to your spirit, that you me, and sworn by them that are deal not treacherously. Mat.5. 32, no gods : when I had fed them to But I say unto you, that whosothe full, they then committed ever shall put away his wife, sav. adultery, and assembled them. ing for the cause of fornication, selves by troops in the harlots' causeth her to commit adultery : houses. *Prov. 7. 24. 27. Hearken and whosoever shall marry her unto me now therefore, 0 ye that is divorced, committeth'adulchildren, and attend to the words tery. of my mouth. Let not thine heart (a) 1 Cor. 7. 12, 13. But to decline to her ways, go not astray the rest speak I, not the Lord, If in her paths. For she hath cast any brother hath a wife that bedown many wounded : yea, many lieveth not, and she be pleased to strong men have been slain by dwell with him, let him not put her. Her house is the way to hell, her away. And the woman which going down to the chambers of hath an husband that believeth death.

not, and if he be pleased to dwell (z) Mat. 19. 10, 11. His dis- with her, let her not leave him. ciples say unto him, If the case of (e) Ezek. 16. 49. Behold, the man be so with his wife, it is this was the iniquity of thy sister not good to marry. But he said Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, unto them, All men cannot re- and abundance of idleness was in ceive this saying, save they to her and in her daughters, neither whom it is given

did she strengthen the hands of

chaste company (f); lascivious songs, books, pictures, dancings, stage-plays (g); and all other provocations to, or acts of, uncleanness either in ourselves or others (h).

Q. 140. Which is the eighth commandment ?
A. The eighth commandment is, Thou shalt not steal (i).

Q. 141. What are the duties required in the eighth commandment ?

A. The duties required in the eighth commandment are, truth, faithfulness, and justice in contracts and commerce between man and man (k), rendering to every one his due (1); restitution of goods unlawfully detained from the right owners thereof (m); giving and lending freely, according to our abilities, and the necessities of others (n);


the poor and needy. Prov. 23. 30. (i) Exod. 20. 15. They that tarıy long at the wine, (k) Zech. 8. 16, 17. These they that go to seek mixt wine. are the things that ye shall do,

() Gen. 39. 10. And it came Speak ye every man the truth to to pass, as she spake to Joseph, his neighbour ; execute the judgday by day, that he hearkened ment of truth and peace in your not unto her, to lie by her, or to gates. And let none of you imabe with her. Prov. 5. 8. Remove gine evil in your hearts against his thy way far from her, and come neighbour, and love no false oath : not nigh the door of her house. for all these are things that I hate, (8) Eph. 5. 4. Neither filthi- saith the Lord.

nor foolish talking, nor jest- (1) Rom. 13. 7. Render there. ing, which are not convenient : fore to all their dues : tribute to but rather giving of thanks. Ezek. whom tribute is due, custom to 23. 14. And that she increased whom custom, fear to whom fear, her wdoredoms : for when she honour to whom honour. saw men pourtrayed upon the (m) Lev. 6. 4, 5. Then it wall, the images of the Chaldeans, shall be, because he hath sinned pourtrayed with vermilion. Rom. and is guilty, that he shall restore 13. 13. Let us walk honestly as that which he took violently away, in the day ; not in rioting and or the thing which he hath deceit. drunkenness, not in chambering fully gotten, or that which was deand wantonness, not in strife and livered him to keep, or the lost envying. 1 Peter 4. 3. For the thing which he found. Or all that time past of our life may suffice about which he hath sworn falseus to have wrought the will of the ly; he shall even restore it in the Gentiles, when we walked in principal, and shall add the fifth lasciviousness, lusts, excess of part more thereto, and give it wine, revelings, banquetings, and unto him to whom appertainabominable idolatries.

eth, in the day of his trespass-of(h) 2 Kings 9. 30. And when fering. Jehu was come to Jezreel, Jeze- (12) Luke 6. 30. Give to every bel heard of it, and she painted man that asketh of thee : and of her face, and tired her head, and him that taketh away thy goods, looked out at a window.

ask them not again. Gal. 6. 10. As moderation of our judgments, wills, and affections concerning worldly goods (0); a provident care and study to get (p), keep, use, and dispose these things which are necessary and convenient for the sustentation of our nature, and suitable to our condition (9): a lawful calling (?), and diligence in it (8); frugality (t); avoiding unnecessary lawsuits (v), and suretiship, or other like engagements (n); and an endeavour by all just and lawful means to procure, preserve, and further the wealth and outward estate of others, as well as our own (x).

we have therefore opportunity, that he may have to give him let us do good unto all men, espe- that needeth. Prov. 10. 4. He cially unto them who are of the becometh poor that dealeth with household of faith.

a slack hand: but the hand of the ro) 1 Tim. 6. 6. 8. But god- diligent maketh rich. liness with contentment is great Xt) John 6. 12. When they gain. And having food and rai- were filled, he said unto his disci. ment, let us be there with content. ples, Gather up the fragmente

CP) 1 Tim. 5. 8. But if any that remain, that nothing be lost. provide not for his own, and es. Proy. 21. 20. There is a treasure pecially for those of his own house, to be desired, and oil in the dwellhe hath denied the faith, and is ing of the wise : but a foolish man worse than an infidel.

spendeth it up ra) Eccl. 3. 12. 13. I know (0) 1 Cor. 6. from verse 1 to 9. that there is no good in them, but Dare any of you, having a matter for a man to rejoice, and to do against another, go to law before good in his life. And also, that the unjust, and not before the every man should eat and drink, saints ? &c. and enjoy the good of all bis la- rw) Prov. 6. from verse 1 to 6. bour, it is the gift of God. 1 Tim. My son, if thou be surety for thy 6. 17. Charge them that are rich friend, if thou hast stricken thy in this world, that they be not hand with a stranger, thou art high-minded, nor trust in uncer. snared with the words of thy tain riches, but in the living God, nouth, &c. Prov. 11. 15. He that who giveth us richly all things to is surety for a stranger, shall enjoy.

smart for it: and he that hateth Pr) 1 Cor. 7. 20. Let every suretiship, is sure. man abide in the same calling ( x ) Lev. 25. 35. And if thy wherein he was called. Gen. 2. 15. brother be waxen poor, and fallen And the Lord God took the man, in decay with thee; then thou and put him into the garden of shalt relieve him : yea, though he Eden, to dress it and to keep it. be a stranger, or a sojourner; that Gen. 3. 19. In the sweat of thy he may live with thee. Phil. 2.4. face shalt thou eat bread, till thou Look not every man on his owa return unto the ground.

things, but every man also on the (s) Eph. 4. 28. Let him that things of others. Mat. 22. 39. stole, steal no more : but rather And the second is like unto it, let him labour, working with his Thou shalt love thy neighbour as hands the thing which is good, thyself,

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