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misconstructing intentions, words, and actions"; flattering', vain-glorious boastings, thinking or speaking too highly or too meanly of ourselves or others h; denying the gifts and



is a murderer, whom, though he spake in her heart, only her lips hath escaped the sea, yet vengeance moved, but her voice was not heard : suffereth not to live.

therefore Eli thought she had been d Gen. xxxviii. 24. And it came drunken. Ver. 14. And Eli said to pass about three months after, unto her, How long wilt thou be that it was told Judah, saying: drunken? put away thy wine from Tamar thy daughter-in-law hath

thee. Ver. 15. And Hannah an. played the harlot; and also, behold, swered and said, No, my lord; I she is with child by, whoredom. am a woman of a sorrowful spirit : And Jadah said, Bring her forth, I have drunk neither wine not and let her be burnt. Rom. ii. 1.

strong drink, but have poured out Therefore thou art inexcusable, O

my soul before the Lord. 2 Sam. man, whosoever thou art that judg- . 3. And the princes of the children est : for wherein thou judgest another of Animon said unto Hanun their thou condeinnest thyself; for thou Tord, Thinkest thou that David that judgest doest the same things.

doth honour thy father, that he Neh. vi. 6. Wherein was writ. hath sent comforters unto thee? hath ten, It is reported among the hea not David rather sent his servants then, and Gashmu saith it, that unto thee to search the city, and thou and the Jews think to rebel :

to spy it out, and to overthrow it? for which cause thou buildest the f Psal. xii. 2. They speak vanity wall

, that thou mayest be their king, every one with his neighbour : with according to these words. Ver. 3. flattering lips and with a double And thou hast also appointed pro- heart do they speak. Ver. 3. The phets to preach of thee at Jerusalem,

Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, saying, There is a king in Judah; and the tongue that speaketh proud and now shall it be reported to

things. the king according to these words, 8 2 Tim. iii. 2. For men shall be Come now therefore, and let us

lovers of their own selves, covetous, take counsel together. Ver. 8. Then

boasters. I sent unto him, saying, There are

h Luke xviii. 9. And he spake no such things done as thou sayest,

this parable unto certain which but thou feignest them out of thine

trusted in themselves that they were own heart. Rom. ii. 8. And not

righteous, and despised others. rather, (as we be slanderously re

Ver. 11. And the Pharisee stood and ported, and as

some affirm that prayed thus with himself, God, I we say,) Let us do evil that good thank thee that I am not as other may come; whose damnation is just. Psal. lxix, 10. When I wept,

men are, extortioners, unjust, adul

terers, or even as this publican. and chastened my soul with fast

Rom. xii. 16.–Mind not high things, to my reproach.

but condescend to men of low estate, 1 Sam. in 13. Now Hannah, she

Be got wise in your own conceits.

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I Cor. iv. 6. And these things, thy brother, Let me pull out the brethren, I have in a figure trans mote out of thine eye; and, behold, ferred to myself, and to Apollos, a beam is in thine own eye? Ver. 5. for your sakes; that ye might learn Thou hypocrite, first cast out the in us not to think of men above that beam out of thine own eye, and which is written, that no one of you then shalt thou see clearly to cast be puffed up for one against another. out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Acts xii. 22. And the people gave a

1 Prov. xxviii. 13. He that covershout, saying, It is the voice of a eth his sins shall not prosper : but god, and not of a man. Exod. iv, 10. whoso confesseth and forsakech them And Moses said unto the Lord, shall have mercy. Prov. xxx. 20. Lord, I am not eloquent, Such is the way of an adulterous neither heretofore, nor since thou

woman; she eateth, and wipeth hast spoken unto thy servant: but her mouth, and saith, I have done I am slow of speech, and of a

no wickedness. Gen. ii. 12. And slow tongue. Ver. 11. And the the man said, The woman, whom Lord said unto him, who hath

thou gavest to be with me, she gave made man's mouth? or who maketh

me of the tree, and I did eat. the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, Ver. 13. —And the woman said

, or the blind? have not I the Lord ? The serpent beguiled me, and I Ver. 12. Now therefore go, and did eat.

Jer. ii. 35. Yet thou say. I will be with thy mouth, and teach

est, Because I am innocent, surely thee what thou shalt say. Ver. 13.

his anger shall curn from me; bea And he said, O my Lord, send, I hold, i will plead with thee, ber pray thee, by the hand of him

cause thou, sayest, I have not sinned. whom thou wilt send. Ver. 14.

2 Kings v. 25.-And Elisha said And the anger of the Lord was

unto hin, Whence comest thou, kindled against Moses, &c.

Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant i Job xxvii. 5. God forbid that

went no whither. I should justify you: till I die, I

the Lord said unto Cain, Where will not remove my integrity from is Abel thy brother? And he said,

Ver. *6. My righteousness I I know not. hold fast, and will not let it go: my keeper? heart shall not reproach nie so long

m Gen. ix. 22, And Hani, the. as I live. Job iv. 6. Is not this thy father of Canaan, saw the nakedness fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and the uprightness of thy ways ?

of his father, and told his two bre..

thren without. k Mat. vii. 3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy bro

bate thy cause with thy neighbour ther's eye, but considerest not the

himself; and discover not a secret beam that is in thine own eye?

to another: Ver. 10. Lest he that Ver. 4. Or how wilt thou say to

heareth it put thee to shame, and. thine infamy turn not away.

Gen. iv. 9. And

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The Larger Catechism.

329 mours", receiving and countenancing evil reports, and stopping our ears against just defence P; evil suspicion?; envying or grieving at the deserved credit of any", endeavouring or desiring to impair it', rejoicing in their disgrace and infamy"; scornful contemptų, fond admiration"; breach of

lawful * Exod. xxiii. 1. Thou shalt not Ezra iv. 12. Be it known unto raise a false report: put not thine the king, that the Jews which came hand with the wicked to be an un

up from thee to us are come unto righteous witness.

Jerusalem, building the rebellious • Prov. xxix. 12. If a

ruler and the bad city, and have set up hearken to lies, all his servants are

the walls thereof, and joined the wicked.

foundations. Ver. 13. Be it known P Acts vii. 56. And (Stephen)

now unto the king, that, if this said, Behold, I see the heavens

city be builded, and the walls set opened, and the Son of man stand up again, then will they not pay ing on the right hand of God. toll, tribute, and custom, and so Ver. 57. Then they cried out with thou shalt endamage the revenue of a loud voice, and stopped their the kings. ears.-Job xxxi. 18. If I did despise t Jer. xlviii. 27. For was the cause of my man-servant, or of

Israel a derision unto thee? was he my maid-servant, when they con

found among thieves ? for since thou tended with me; Ver. 14. What spakest of him, thou skippedst for joy. then shall I do when God riseth

u Psal. xxxv. 15. But in mine up? and when he visiteth, what

adversity they rejoiced, and gathered shall I answer him?

themselves together; yea, the abjects 9 Cor. xiii. 5. (Charity) cath-not

matticced theniseives together against behave itself unseemly, seeketh not

me..Ver. 16. With hypocritical her

is not easily provoked, mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon thinketh no evil. i Tim. vi. 4.

me with their teeth. Ver. 21. Yea, He is proud, knowing nothing, but they opened their mouth wide against doting about questions and strifes of

me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath words, whereof cometh envy, strife,

seen it. Mat. xxvii. 28. And they railings, evil surmisings.

stripped him, and put on him a Numb. xi. 29. And Moses said

scarlet robe. Ver. 29. And when unto him, Enviest thou for my sake?

they had platted a crown of thorns, Would God that all the Lord's

they put it upon his head, and á people were prophets, and that the

reed in his right hand: and they Lord would put his Spirit upon

bowed the knee before him, and them. Mat. xxi. 15. And when

mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the chief priests and scribes saw the

the Jews! wonderful things that he did, and

Jude, Ver. 16. These are murthe children crying in the temple, murers, complainers

, walking, aftheir own

lusts; and David ; they were sore displeased.

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Q. 148. What

thou this folly. Ver. 13. And I, sperity within thy palaces. Ver. 8.

seek thy good. 1 Tim. i. 5. Now

charity, out of a pure heart, and of Prov. vi. 33. A wound and disa feigned. Esth. X. 3. For Mordecai

lawful promises *; neglecting such things as are of good reporty, and practising, or not avoiding ourselves, or not hindering what we can in others, such things as procure an ill name?

Q. 146. Which is the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's a.

Q, 147. What are the duties required in the tenth commandment?

A. The duties required in the tenth commandment are, such a full contentment with our own conditions, and such a charitable frame of the whole soul toward our neighbour, as that all our inward motions and affections touching him, tend unto, and further all that good which is his . words, having men's persons in

honour shall he get, and his team admiration because of advantage. proach shall not be wiped away. Acts xii. 22. And the people gave

146. a Exod. xx. 17. a shout, saying, It is the voice of

147. b Heb. xiii. 5. Let your cona god, and not of a man.

versation be without covetousness; * Rom. i. 31.

Without understands and be content with such things ing, covenant-breakers, -2 Tim.

as ye have: for he hath said, I iii. 3. Witnout natural affection wwill never leathe shine truce-breakers, false accusers,

thee. 1 Tim. vi. 6. But godliness * 1 Sam. ii. 24. Nay, my sons:

with contentntent is great gain. for it is no good report that I hear;

Job xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at ye make the Lord's people to trans

the destruction of him that hated gress. % 2 Sam. xiii. 12. And she an

found him. Rom. xii, 15. Rejoice swered him, Nay, my brother, do

with them that do rejoice, and weep not force me: for no such thing with them that weep. Psal. cxxii:7: ought to be done in Israel; do not

Peace be within thy walls, and prowhither shall I cause my shame to go? and as for thee, thou shalt be as one of the fools in Israel: now therefore,-Prov. V. 8. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house : Ver. 9. Lest thou give thine honour unto others, and thy years unto the cruel.

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me, or lifted up myself when evil

For my brethren and companions sake I will now say, Peace be within thee. Ver 9.' Because of the house of the Lord our God I will

the end of the commandment is

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Q. 148. What are the sins forbidden in the tenth commandment?

A. The sins forbidden in the tenth commandment are, discontentment with our own estated; envying and grieving at the good of our neighbour', together with all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his s.

Q. 149. IS

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the Jew was next unto king Ahasue truth. Ver. 16. For where envy-
rus, and great among the Jews, and ing and strife is, there is confusion,
accepted of the multitude of his and every evil work.
brethren, seeking the wealth of his f Psal'cxii. 9. He hath dispersed,
people, and speaking peace to all

he hath given to the poor; his righhis seed. I Cor. xiii. 4. Charity

teousness endureth for ever; his suffereth long, and is kind; charity horn shall be exalted with honour. envieth not; charity vaunteth_not

Ver. 10. The wicked shall see it, itself

, is not puffed up, Ver. 5. Doth and be grieved; he shall gnash with not behave itself unseemly, seeketh

his teeth, and melt away: the desire not her own, is not easily provoked, of the wicked shall perish. Neh. thinketh no evil; Ver. 6. Rejoiceth ii. 10. When Sanballat the Horonite, not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in

and Tobiah the servant the Amthe truth; Ver. 7. Beareth all things, monite, heard of it, it grieved them believeth all things, hopeth ali exceedingly, that there was things, endureth all things.

a man to seek the welfare of the 148. di Kings xxi. 4. And Ahab

children of Israel. came into his house, heavy and dis

8 Rom. vii. 7. What shall we say pleased, because of the word which then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken Nay, 1 had not known sin but by to him: for he had said, I will not

the law: for I had not known lust, give thee the inheritance of my

Thou shalt fathers; and he laid him down upon

except the law naa saiú,

Ver. 8. But sin taking his bed, and turned away his face, occasion by the

commandment, v. 13, Yet all this availeth me no bread. Esth. wrought in me all manner of con

cupiscence, For without the law sin so long as I see Mordecai

was dead. Rom. xiii. 9. For this, the Jew sitting at the king's gate. Thou shalt not commit adultery, 1 Cor. x. 10. Neither niuśmur ye,

Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not as some of them also murmured, steal, Thou shalt not bear false witand were destroyed of the de

ness, Thou shalt not covet; and if

there be any other commandment, Gal

. v. 26. Let us not be de- . it is briefly comprehended in this circus of vain-glory, provoking saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy

one another. neighbour as thyself. Col. iii. 5. James iii. 14. But if ye have bitter Mortify therefore

your ménibers envying and strise in your hearts, which are upon the earth ; fornicaglory not; and lie not against the tion, uncleanness, inordinate affec

not covet.

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one another, envying

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