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taking away the life of ourselves, or of others d, except in case of publick justice ©, lawful warf, or necessary defence %; the neglecting or withdrawing the lawful and necessar means of preservation of life"; sinful anger', liatred", envy',


made he man.

h Mat. XXV. 42. For I was an e



136. C Acts xvi. 28. But Paul drink : Ver. 43. I was a strancried with a loud voice, saying, Do

ger, and ye took me not in : naked, thyself no harm; for we are all here. and ye clothed me not: sick, and in

d. Gen. ix. 6. Whoso sheddeth prison, and ye visited me not. James man's blood, by 'man shall his blood ii. 15. If a brother or sister be naked, be shed: for in the image of God and destitute of daily food, Ver. 16.

And one of you say unto them, DeNumb. xxxv. 31. Moreover, ye part in peace, be ye warmed and fillshall take no satisfaction for the life

ed; notwithstanding ye give thema of a murderer, which is guilty of

not those things which are needful death ; but he shall be surely put to

to the body, what doth it profit ? death. Ver. 33. So ye shall not pol- Eccl. vi, 1. There is an evil which i lute the land wherein ye are ; for have seen under the sun, and it is blood it defileth the land; and the

conimon among men: Ver. 2. land cannot be cleansed of the blood

man to whom God hath given riches, that is shed therein, but by the blood wealth, and honour, so that he wantof him that shed it.

eth nothing for his soul of all that he f Jer. xlviii, 10. Cursed be he that doeth the work of the Lord deceit

desireth, yet God giveth him not

power to eat thereof, but a stranger fully, and cursed be he that keepeth eateth it: this is vanity, and it is an back his sword from blood. Deut.

evil disease, Chap. XX. throughout. Ver. 1. When i Mat. v. 22. But I say unto you,

out to battle against thine That whosoever is angry with his enemies

, and seest horses and chariots, brother without a cause shall be in and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them ; for the Lord thy

danger of the judgment: and whoso

ever shall say to his brother, Raca, God is with thee, which brought shadbe in danger of the council: but thee up out of the land of Egypt, whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall

be in danger of hell-fire, & Exod. xxii. 2. If a thief be found

k i John iii. 15. Whosoever hateth breaking up, and be smitten that he

his brother is a murderer ; and ye die, there shall no blood be shed for

know that no murderer hath eternal him. Ver. 3. If the sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for

life abiding in him. Lev. xix. 17. him ; for he should make full restitue

Thou shalt not hate thy brother in

thine heart : thou shalt in any wise tion: if he have nothing, then he rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer

sin upon him.

1 Prov. xiv. 30. A sound heart is

the life of the flesh: but envy the meats I was thirsty, and ye gave

rottenness of the bones.

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desire of revenge m; all excessive passions ", distracting cares °; immoderate use of meat, drink !, labour', and recreations'; provoking words ', oppression", quarrelling" striking, wounding w, and whatsoever else tends to the destruction of the life of any *.

Q. 137. Which


m Rom. xii. 19. Dearly beloved,

" Isa. v. 12. And the harp, and the avenge not yourselves, but rather viol, the tabret and pipe, and wine, give place unto wrath : for it is writ are in their feasts; but they regard ten, Vengeance is mine; I will repay,

not the work of the Lord, neither saith the Lord.

consider the operation of his hands. Eph. iv. 31. Let all bitterness,

s Prov. xv. 1. A soft answer turnand wrath, and anger, and clanour, eth away wrath: but grievous words and evil-speaking, be put away from stir up anger. Prov. xii. 18. There you, with all malice.

is that speaketh like the piercings of 0 Mat. vi. 31. Therefore take no

a sword; but the tongue of the wise thought, saying, What shall we eat? is health. or what shall we drink? or where

Ezek. xviii. 18. As for his father, withal shall we be clothed ? Ver. 34,

because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled Take therefore no thought for the his brother by violence, and did that morrow: for the morrow shall take

which is not good among his people, thought for the things of itself: suffi- lo, even he shall die in his iniquity

. cient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Exod. i. 14. And they made their P Luke xxi. 34. And take heed to

lives bitter with hard bondage, in yourselves, lest at any time your

all man. hearts be overcharged with surfeit

mortar, and in brick, and ing, and drunkenness , and cares of service,

wherein they made them

ner of service in the field; all their this life, and so that day come upon

serve, was with rigour, you unawares. Rom. xiii. 13. Let

U Gal. v. 15. But if ye bite and us walk honestly, as in the day ; not

devour one another, take heed that in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, ng in

ye be not consumed one of another.

Prov. xxiii, 29. Who hath woe? who 9 Eccl xii. 12. And further, by

hath sorrow? who hath contentions? these, my son, be admonished: of without cause ?

who hath babbling? who hath wounds making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh. Eccl ii. 22. For what hath

him with an instrument of iron, man of all his labour, and of the

that he die, he is a murderer: the vexation of his heart, wherein he hath

murderer shall surely be put to death. laboured under the sun ? Ver. 23.

Ver. 17. And if he smite him with

throwing a stone, wherewith he may travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also

the murderer shall surely be put to vanity.


strife and envying.

* Numb. xxxv. 16. And if he smite


For all his days are sorrows, and his

die, and he die, he is a murderer: death. Ver. 18. Or if he smite him

an hand-weapon of wood,


Q. 137. Which is the seventh commandment ?

A. The seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery y.

Q. 138. What are the duties required in the seventh commandment ?

A. The duties required in the seventh commandment are, chastity in body, mind, affections ", words, and behaviour b; and the preservation of it in ourselves and others o; watchfulness over the eyes and all the senses" ; temperance”, keeping of chaste company', modesty in ap



wherewith he may die, and he die,

bi Pet. iii. 2. While they behoła he is a murderer: the murderer shall

your chaste conversation coupled with surely be put to death. Ver. 21. Or fear. in enmity smite him with his hand, ci Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to that he die: he that smote him shall avoid fornication, let every man have surely be put to death; for he is a his own wife, and let every woman murderer: the revenger of blood shall

have her own husband. Ver. 35. slay the murderer when he meeteth And this I speak for your own profit,

not that I may cast a snare upon you, * Exod. xxi. from Verse 18. to the

but for that which is comely, and end. [Containing laws for smiters, for

that ye may attend upon the Lord an hurt by chance

, for an ox that goreth, without distraction. Ver. 36. But if and for him that is an occasion of harm.) any man think that he behaveth 137. Exod. xx. 14.

himself uncomely toward his virgin, 138. ? 1 Thess. iv. 4. That every

if she pass the flower of her age, and one of you should know how to pos- need so require, let him do what he sess his vessel in sanctification and will, he sinneth not: let them marry, honour. Job xxxi. 1. I made a cove

d Job xxxi. 1. I made a covenant nant with mine eyes; why then should

with mine eyes; why then should I I think upon a maid ? i Cor. vii. 34.

think upon a maid? There is a difference also between a

Acts xxiv. 24. And after certain wife and a virgin : the unmarried days, when Felix came with his wife woman careth for the things of the Drusilla, which was a Jewess, be sent Lord, that she may be holy, both in

for Paul, and heard him concerning body and in spirit; but she that is

the faith in Christ. Ver. 25. And married careth for the things of the

as he reasoned of righteousness, temworld, how she may please her hus

perance, and judgment to come,

Felix trembled, a Col. iv. 6. Let your speech be

f Prov. ii. 16. To deliver thee alway with grace, seasoned with salt, from the strange woman, even from that ye may know how ye ought to

the stranger which flattereth with her words : Ver, 17. Which forsaketh


answer every man.


parel*; marriage by those that have not the gift of continency", conjugal love', and cohabitation k; diligent labour in our callings'; shunning all occasions of uncleanness, and resisting temptations thereunto m.

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

A.The sins forbidden in the seventh commandment, besides the neglect of the duties required", are, adultery, fornication”,


the guide of her youth, and for i Prov. xxxi. 1). The heart of getteth the covenant of her God. her husband doth safely trust in Ver. 18. For her house inclineth un her, so that he shall have no need of to death, and her paths unto the dead. spoil. Ver. 27. She looketh well to Ver. 19. None that go unto her ren the ways of her household, and eatturn again, neither take they hold of ech not the bread of idleness, Ver. the paths of life. Ver. 20. That thou 23. Her children arise up, and call mayest walk in the way of good men, her blessed : her husband also, and and keep the paths of the righteous. he praiseth her.

81 Tim. ii. 9. In like manner also, m Prov, v. 8. Remove thy way that women adorn themselves in far from her, and come not nigh the modest apparel, with shamefacedness door of her house. Gen. xxxix. 8. and sobriety: not with broidered hair, But he refused, and said unto his or gold, or pearls, or costly array. master's wife, Behold, my naster

ñ 1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, to wotteth not what is with me in the avoid fornication, let every man have house, and he hath committed all his own wife, and let every woman that he hath to my hand. Ver. 9. have her own husband. Ver. 9. There is none greater in this house But if they cannot contain, let them than 1; neither hath he kept back marry: for, it is better to marry than any thing from me but thee, because to burn.

thou art his wife; how then can I i Prov, v. 19. Let her be as the do this great wickedness, and sin loving hind and pleasant roe; let her against God? Ver. 10. And it came breasts satisfy thee at all times, and to pass, as she spake to Joseph day be thou ravished always with her love. by day, that he hearkened not unto Ver. 20. And why wilt thou, my son, her, to lie by lier, or to be with her. be ravished with a strange woman,

139, Prov, v. 7. Hear me now and embrace the bosom of a stranger ? therefore, Oye children, and dek i Pet. iii. 7. Likewise, ye hus

part not from the words of my bands, dwell with them according to mouth. knowledge, giving honour unto the ° Heb. xiii. 4. Marriage is honourwife, as unto the weaker vessel, and able in all, and the bed undefiled; but as being heirs together of the grace whoremongersand adulterers God will of life; that your prayers be not hinjudge. Gal. v. 19. Now the works of dered.

the flesh are manifest, which are these,


rape, incest P, sodomy, and all unnatural lusts 9; all unclean imaginations, thoughts, purposes, and affections"; all corrupt or filthy communications, or listening thereunto'; wanton looks *; impudent or light behaviour, immodest apparelo;


Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, ad eries, fornications, thefts, false lasciviousness.

witness, blasphemies. Col. iii. 5. P2. Sam. xiii. 14. Howbeit, he Mortify therefore your members would not hearken unto her voice; ' which are upon the earth; fornicabut being stronger than she, forced tion, uncleanness, inordinate affection, her, and lay with her. 1 Cor. v. l. evil concupiscence, and covetousness, It is reported commonly that there is which is idolatry. fornication among you, and such for s Eph. V. 3. But fornication, and nication as is not so much as named all uncleanness, or covetousness, let among the Gentiles, that one should it not be once named among you, have his father's wife.

as becometh saints: Ver. 4. Neither 9 Rom. i. 24. Wherefore God also filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor gave them

up to uncleanness, through jesting, which are not convenient; the lusts of their own hearts, to disho but rather giving of thanks. Prov. nour their own bodies between them vii. 5. That they may keep thee from selves. Ver. 26. For this cause God the strange woman,

from the

stranger gave them up unto vile affections; which flattereth with her words. for even their women did change the Ver. 21. With her much fair speech natural use unto that which is against she caused him to yield, with the nature : Ver. 27. And likewise also flattering of her lips she forced him. the men, leaving the natural use of Ver. 22. He goeth after her straightthe woman, burned in their lust one

way, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, toward another, men with men work

or as a fool to the correction of the ing that which is unseemly, and re

stocks. ceiving in themselves that recompence

t Isa. iii. 16. Moreover the Lord of their error which was

saith, Because the daughters of Zion Lev. xx. 15. And if a man lie with a

are haughty, and walk with stretchbeast, he shall surely be put to death:

ed-forth necks, and wanton eyes, and ye shali slay the beast. Ver. 16.

walking and mincing as they go, And if a woman approach unto any

and making a tinkling with their beast, and lie down thereto, thou

feet. 2 Pet. ii. 14. Having eyes shalt kill the woman and the beast :

full of adultery, and that cannot they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

cease from sin; beguiling unstable

souls :"Mat. v. 28. But I say unto you,

u Prov. vii. 10. And, behold, That whosoever looketh on a woman

there met him a woman with the to lust after her, hath committed

attire of an harlot, and subtile of adultery with her already in his heart.

Ver. 13. So she caught him, heart. Mat. xv.:19. For out of the

and kissed him, and with an impudent beart proceed evil tu puglits, murders, face said unto him,

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