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Of Meekness.

Matt. V. f.

Blejsed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.

p. 7,6.

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Of P E A C E.

Matt. v. p.

Blessed are the peace-makers, for they shall he called the children of God. p. 123.

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C H A P> VIII. Of Persecution^ Righteousness sake.

Matt. V. 10, 11, 12,

Blejsed are they which are persecuted for righteous ness fake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and perse* cute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsly for my sake.

Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in heaven; for so persecuted they the Prophets which were before you. p, 14s. . . \ v. V. • - f

Of Exemplariness.

Matt. v. 13, 14, if, 16,

Ye are the salt of the earthj but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing but to be cast out% and to be trodden under foot of men:

Ye are the light of the world, A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a . bushel: but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house\.

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Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. .-. :, / .; -t v" p. 161, 162.


Of the Excellence of the Christian Morality, above that of the Jews.

Matt- f. 47,/I^ IJ3, ZO.

Think mt that I am come to destroy the law, and the 'Prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

For -verily I fay unto you, fill heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle '(hall in no wise pass - from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes andPharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. .' r sT . , , p. 177, 178.

Of causeless anger, and of scornful and cen-' '. .v :. Jorious language.

Matt, V. Zi, Zz, Z?> Z4, zf, 16.

Ye have heard', that %t Was said by them of old time, Thm'sloalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment.

But I say unto you, Thai whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever fidll fay to his

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