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Job xxiv, 3, 9. They drive away | Deut. xxvili, 12, 43, 44. The LORD fonnd favonr In thine eyes, tarry: the ass of the fatherless; they take shall open unto thee his good for I have learned by experience the widow's ox for a pledge; They treasure, the heaven to give the that the Lord hath blessed me for pluck the fatherless from the rain unto thy land in his season, thy sake. And he said, Appoint breast, and take a pledge of the and to bless all the work of thiné me thy wages, and I will give it. poor.

hand; and thou shalt lend unto And he said unto him, Thou Prov. xi, 15. He that is surety many nations, and thou shalt not knowest how I have served thee, for a stranger shall smart for it;

borrow, The stranger that is and how thy cattle was with me. and he that hateth suretiship is

within thee shall get up above | And he said, What shall I give sure.

thee very high, and thon shalt thee? And Jacob said, Thou shalt Amos 11, 8. And they lay them

come down very low. He shall not give me any thing. If thou

lend to thee, and thou shalt not wilt do this thing for me, I will selves down upon clothes laid to

lend to him: he shall be the head, again feed and keep thy flock. pledge by every altar, and they

and thou shalt be the tail. drink the wine of the condemned

I will pass through all thy flock in the house of their god.

2 Kings iv, 7. Then she came to-day, removing from thence all and told the man of God; and he

the speckled and spotted cattle, CAUTIONRY. said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy

and all the brown cattle among debt, and live thou and thy chil

the sheep, and the spotted and Gen. xlii, 37. And Reuben spako dren of the rest.

speckled among the goats; and of unto his father, saying, Slay my

such shall be my hire. So shall two sons, if I bring him not to

P3. Xxxvii, 21, 26. The wicked

my righteousness answer for me thee: deliver him into my hand, borroweth, and payeth not again:

in time to come, when it shall and I will bring him to thee again. but the righteous showeth mercy,

come for my bire before thy face; and givetb. He is ever merciGen. xliii. 9. I will be surety for ful, and lendeth; and his seed is

every one that is not speckled and him; of my hand shalt thou require blessed.

spotted among the goats, and him: if I bring him not unto thee,

brown among the sheep, that shall

Ps. cxil, 5. A good man sheweth be counted stolen with me. And and set him before thee, then let |

favour, and lendeth; he will guide me bear the blame for ever.

ur, and lendetn: he will guide | Laban said, Behold, I would it

his affairs with discretion. Gen. xliv, 32, 33. For thy ser

might be according to thy word.

Prov. xxii, 7. The rich ruleth vant became surety for the lad |

| Job xiv, 6. Turn from him, that over the poor, and the borrower is he may rest. till be shall accoinunto my father, saying, If I bring

servant to the lender. him not unto thee, then I shall |

plish, as an hireling, his day. bear the blame to my father for

Vatth. v, 42. Give to him that

Ps. ci, 6, 7. Miue eyes shall be ever. Now therefore, I pray thee, asketh thee; and from him that

upon the faithful of the land, that let thy servant abide instead of would borrow of thee turn not

they may dwell with me: he that the lad a bond-man to my lord; thou away.

walketl in a perfect way, be shall and let the lad go up with his

serve me. He that worketh debrethren.

coit shall not dwell within my Job xvii, 3. Lay down now, put

LAW OF MASTER AND house: he that telleth lies shall not me in a surety with thee; who is


tarry in my sight. he that will strike hands with me? SUPERIORITY OF MASTER.

WAGES, Prov. xi, 15. He that is surety

Prov. xii, 9. He that is despised, for a stranger shall smart for it;

Gen. xxxi, 7,41. And your father and hath a servant, is better than hath deceived me, and changed and he that hateth suretiship is

he that honoureth himself, and my wages ten times; but God sufsure. lacketh bread.

fered him not to hurt me. Thus Prov. xvii, 18. A man void of

Luke xxii, 27. For whether is have I been twenty years in thy understanding striketh hands, and

greater, he that sitteth at meat, or house: I served thee fourteen years becometh surety in the presence he that serveth? is not he triat sit for thy two daughters, and six of his friend.

teth at meat? but I am among you years for thy cattle: and thou hast Prov. xx, 16. Take his garment | as he that serveth.

changed my wages ten times. that is surety for a stranger; and John xiii, 16. Verily, verily, I | Lev. xix, 13. Thou shalt not detake a pledge of him for a strange say unto you, The servant is not fraud thy neighbyur, neither rob woman,

greater than his lord; neither he him: the wages of him that is Prov. xxil, 26. Be not thou one that is sent greater than he that hired shall not abide with thee all of them that strike hands, or of sent him.

nigut until the morning. them that are sureties for debts.

Deut. xxiv, 14, 15. Thou shalt Prov. xxvii, 13. Take his gar


not oppress an hired servant that ment that is surety for a stranger, Lev. xxv, 43. Thou shalt not rule is poor and needy, whether he be and take a pledge of him for a over him with rigour, but shalt strange woman. fear thy God.

that are in thy land within thy

Prov. xxix, 21. He that deli gates: At his day thou shalt give RELATION OF BORROWER cately bringeth up his servant him his hire, neither shall the sun AND LENDER.

from a child, shall have him be go down upon it; for he is poor, Deut. xv, 6. 8. For the Lord thy come his son at the length.

and setteth his heart upon it: lest God blesseth thee, as he promised

Eph. vi, 9. And, ye masters, o

he cry against thee unto the LORD, thee: and thou shalt lend unto the same things unto them, for

and it be sin unto thee. many nations, but thou shalt not bearing threatening: knowing that Jer. xxii. 13. Woe unto him that borrow; and thou shalt reign over your Master also is in heaven; nei. | buildeth his house by unrighteousmany nations, but they shall not ther is there respect of personsness, and his chambers by wrong, reigu over thee. But thou shalt with him,

that useth his neighbour's service open thine hand wide unto him,

without wages, and giveth him and shalt surely lend him suf


not for his work. cient for his neod, in that which he Gen. XXX, 27-29,31-34. And Laban Mal. iii, 5. And I will come near wanteth.

| said unto him, I pray thee if I have I to you to judgment; and I will be a


swift witness against the sorcerers, and maidens, and had servants That he shall make him rnler over and against the adulterers, and born in my house; also I had great all his goods. against false swearers, and against possessions of great, and small those that oppress the bireling in cattle above all that were in Jeru- BAD SERVANTS AND his wages, the widow, and the salem before me.

RUN-A-WAYS. fatherless and that turn aside the Mark xiv, 66. And as Peter was Deut. xxiii. 15. 16. Thou shalt stranger from his right, and fear beneath in the palace, there com not deliver unto his master the not me, saith the LORD of hosts. eth one of the maids of the high

servant which is escaped from his Col. iv. 1. Masters, give unto priest.

master unto thee. He shall dwell your servants that which is just

Luke xii, 42-44. And the Lord with thee, eren among you, in and equal; knowing that ye also said, Who then is that faithful that place which he shall choose have a Master in heaven.

and wise steward, whom his lord in one of thy gates, where it

shall make ruler over his house- liketh him best: thou shalt not RELATION OF MASTER AND

hold, to give them their portion of oppress him.
meat in due season? Blessed is

1 Sam. XXV, 10. And Nabal an. Gen. xxiv, 10, 34. And the serthat servant, whom his lord, when

swered David's servants, and said vant took ten camels, of the

Who is David? and who is the son camels of his master. and de-a truth I say unto you, that he

of Jesse? There be many servants parted: (for all the goods of his will make bim ruler over all that

now a days that break away master were in his hand:) and he he hath,

every man from his master. arose, and went to Mesopotamia, 1 Cor. iv, 1, 2. Let a man so ac

1 Kings li, 39, 40. And it came unto the city of Nahor. And he count of us as of the ministers of

to pass at the end of three years, said, I am Abraham's servant. Christ, and stewards of the

that two of the servants of mysteries of God. Moreover, it is 2 Sam. ix. 2, 9-12. And there

Shimei ran away unto Achish son required in stewards, that a man was of the house of Saul à ser

of Maachah king of Gath: and be found faithful. vant, whose name was Ziba; and

they told Shimei, saying, Behold, when they had called him unto

thy servants be in Gath. And David, the king said unto him, EXEMPLARY SERVANTS. Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy

and went to Gath to Achish to

Gen. xxxi, 6. And ye know, that servant is he. Then the king

seek his servants: and Shimei with all my puwer I (Jacob) have called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and served your father.

went, and brought his servants said unto him, I have given unto

from Gath.

Gen. xxxix, 1-5. And Joseph thy master's son all that pertained

Prov. xxix, 19. A sorvant will to Saul, and to all his house. was bronght down to Egypt; and

not be corrected by words: for Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, Thou therefore, and thy sons, and

though he understand he will not tby servants, shall till the land for

captain of the guard, an Egyptian,
bought him of the hands of the

him, and thou shalt bring in the
Ishmeelites, which had brought

Zeph. 1, 9. In the same day also fruits that thy master's son may him down thither. And the LORD

will I punish all those that leap have food to eat: but Mephiboshwas with Joseph, and he was a

on the threshold, which all their eth thy master's son shall eat prosperous man; and he was in maste

masters' houses with violence and bread alway at my table. Now Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty

the house of his master the deceit.

| Egyptian. And his master saw | Matth. xxiv, 48-51. But and it servants. Then said Ziba unto

that the LORD was with him, and that evil servant shall say in his the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his

that the LORD made all that he heart, My lord delayeth his com

did to prosper in his hand. Anding, and shall begin to smite his servant, so shall thy servant do.

Joseph found grace in his sight, fellow - servants, and to eat and As for Mephibosheth, said the

and he served him; and be made drink with the drunken; The lord king, he shall eat at my table, as

bim overseer over his house, and of that servant shall coine in a day one of the king's sons. And

all that he had he put into his when he looketh not for him, and Mephibosheth had a young son,

hand. And it came to pass, from in an hour that he is not aware of, whose name was Micah: and all

the time that he had made him And shall cut him asunder, and that dwelt in the house of Ziba

overseer in his house, and over all appoint him his portion with the were servants unto Mephibosh

that he had, that the LORD blessed hypocrites: there shall be weeping eth.

the Egyptian's house for Joseph's and gnashing of teeth. 1 Kings iv, 27, 28. And those sake; and the blessing of the LORD officers provided victual for king was upon all that he had in the

VI, Solomon, and for all that came house, and in the field.

ANCIENT SLAVERY. unto king Solomon's table, every

Prov. xvii, 2. A wise servant man in his month: they lacked

Gen. xliii, 18. And the men were shall have rule over a son that nothing. Barley also and straw

afraid, because they were brought causeth shame, and shall have into Joseph's house; and they said, for the horses and dromedaries

part of the inheritance among the Because of the money that was brought they unto the place

brethren. where the officers were, every

returned in our sacks at the first man according to his charge.

Prov. xxvii, 18. Whoso keepeth time are we brought in; that he

the fig-tree shall eat the fruit may seek occasion against us, and 1 Kings ix, 23. These were the

thereof; so he that walteth on his fall upon us, and take us for bondchief of the officers that were master shall be honoured.

men, and our asses. over Solomon's work, five hun

Matth. xxiv, 45-47. Who then Gen. xliv, 9-12, 16, 17. With dred and fifty, which bare rule

is a faithful and wise servant, whomsoever of thy servants it be over the people that wrought in

whom his lord hath made ruler found, both let him die, and we the work.

over his household, to give them also will be my lord's bond-men,

mes- meat in due season? Blessed is And he said. Now also let it be Benger falleth into mischief: but a l that servant, whom his lord. I according unto your words: ho taithful ambassador is health.

when he cometh, shall find 80 with whom it is found shall be my Eccles. 11, 7. I got me servants i duing. Verily I say unto you, I servant; and ye shall be blameless.

Then they speedily took down We, after our ability, have re- the time of an hired servant shall every man his sick to the ground, deemed our brethren the Jews it be with him. If there be yet and opened every man his sack. which were sold unto the heathen; many years behind, according unto And he searched, and began at and will ye even sell your breth- | them he shall give again the price the eldest, and left at the young-ren? or shall they be sold unto of his redemption out of the est; and the cup was found in us? Then held they their peace, money that he was bonght for. Benjamin's sack. And Judah and found nothing to answer. | And if there remain but few years said, what shall we say unto my

Ezek. xxvii, 13. Javan, Tubal,

unto the year of jubilee, tben lie lord? what shall we speak? or and Meshech, they were thy

shall count with him, and accordhow shall we clear ourselves? merchants: they traded the per

ing unto his years shall be give God hath found out the iniquity sons of men and vessels of brass

him again the price of his redeunpof thy servants: behold, we are in tly market.

tion. And as a yearly hired ser. my lord's servants, both we, and

vant shall lie be with him; and the he also with whom the cup is

Amos. vill, 6. That we may bay

other shall not rule with rigour found. And he said, God forbid the poor for silver, and the needy

over him in thy sight. that I should do so: but the man

for a pair of shoes; vea, aud sell

the refuse of the wheat? in wliose land the cup is found,

Isa. III, 3. For thus saith the he shall be my servant; and as

LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for you, get you up in peace unto VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE. for nought; and ye shall be reyour father.

Exod. xxi, 5. And if the servant deemed without money. Encod. xxi. 1. 2. 16. Now these shall plainly say, I love my inaster, Jer, xxxiv, 9-12, 14--17. That are the judgments which thou my wife, and my children, I will every man should let his manshalt set befere them. If thou not go out free.

servant, and every man his maidbuy an Hebrew servant, six years | Deut. xv, 16, 17. And it shall servant, being an Hebrew or an he shall serve; and in the seventh be, if he say unto thee, I will not Hebrewess, go free; that none he shall go out free for nothing. go away from thee; (because he

should serve himself of them, to And he that stealeth a man, and loveth thee and thine house, be wit, of a Jew bis brother. Now, selleth him, or if he be found in cause he is well with thee:) Then when all the princes, and all the his band, he shall surely be put thou shalt take an awl, and thrust people, which had entered into to death. | it through his ear unto the door, the covenant, beard that

the covenant, heard that every Lev. XXV. 42. 44-46. For they are and he shall be thy servant for one should let his man-servant. my servants, which I brought ever: and also unto thy maid- and every one his maid-servant, forth out of the land of Egypt: servant thou shalt do likewise. go free, that none should servo they shall not be sold as bondmen.

themselves of them any more; Both thy bond-men and thy bond PROTECTIVE LAW.

then they obeyed, and let them go. maids, which thou shalt have, Exod. xxi. 20. 21. 26. 27. 32. And

But afterward they turned, and shall be of the heathen that are

caused the servants and the handif a man smite his servant, or his round about you; of them shall

maids, wliom they had let go free, maid, with a rod, and be die under ye buy bondmen and bond-maids.

to return, and brought them into Moreover, of the children of the

0; he shall be surely puno subjection for servants and for

ished. Notwithstanding, if bel handmaids. Therefore the word strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and

of the LORD came to Jeremiah not be punished: for he is his from the LORD, saying. At the end of their families that are with you,

money. And if a man smite the which they begat in your land; and

man smite tre of seven years let ye go every

eye of his servant, or the eye of they shall be your possession:

man his brother an Hebrew, which his maid, that it perish, he shall And ye shall take them as an in

hath been sold unto thee; and let him go free for his eye's sake. heritance for your children after

when he hath served thee six yon, to inherit them for a posses

years, thou shalt let him go free vant's tooth, or his maid-servant's sion; they shall be your bond-men

from thee: but your fathers tooth; he shall let him go free for for ever: but over your brethren,

hearkened not unto me, neither the children of Israel, ye shall not

inclined their ear. And ye were push a man-servant or maid-serrule one over another with rigour,

now turned, and had done right vant; he shall give unto their

in my sight, in proclaiming liberty Deut. xxiv, 7. If a man be found master thirty shekels of silver,

| every man to his neighbour; and stealing any of his brethren of the and the ox shall be stoned.

ye had made a covenant before children of Israel, and maketh

me in the house which is called merchandise of him, or selleth


by my name: But ye turned, and bim; then that thief shall die; and Lev. XXV, 47-53. And if a sofour- polluted my name, and caused thou shalt put evil away from ner or stranger wax rich by thee, every man his servant, and every amoug you.

and thy brother that dicelleth by man his handmaid, whom he had Deut. xxviii, 69. And the LORD him wax poor, and sell himself set at liberty at their pleasure, to shall bring thee into Egypt again into the stranger or sojourner by | return, and brought them into with ships, by the way whereof I

thee, or to the stock of the strang-subjection, to be unto yon for spake unto thee, Thou shalt see er's family: After that he is sold servants and for handmaids. it no more againand there ye

he may be redeemed again; one Therefore thus saith the LORD, shall be sold unto your enemies

of his brethren may redeem him: | Ye have not hearkened unto mo, for bond-men and bond-women,

Either his uncle, or his uncle's in proclaiming liberty, every one and no man shall buy you.

son, may redeem him, or any that to his brother, and every man to

is nigh of kin unto him of his his neighbour: behold, I proclaim 1 Kings ix, 22. But of the chil.

family may redeem him; or, if he a liberty for you, saith the LORD, dren ot Israel did Solomon make

be able, he may redeem himself. I to the sword, to the pestilence. no bond-men: but they were men And he shall reckon with him and to the famine; and I will make of war, and his servants, and his

that bought him, from the year you to be removed into all the princes, and his captains, and that he was sold to him, unto the kingdoms of the earth. rulers of his chariots, and his

year of jubilee: and the price of horsemen. his sale shall be according unto

COMPENSATION. Nen. V, 8. And I said unto them, the number of vears; according to l E.cod. ill, 21, 22. And I will give

vant's tooth note out his man-ser: when he hath

this people favour in the sight of willingly. For perhaps he there. use it rather. For he that is called the Egyptians: and it shall come fore departed for a season, that in the Lord, being a servant, is the to pass, that, when ye go, yo shall thou shouldest receive him for Lord's free m:n: likewise also ho not go empty: Bot every woman I ever; Not now as a servant, but that is called, being free, is Christ's shall borrow of her neighbour, above a servant, a brother be- | servant. Ye are and of her that sojourneth in her loved, specially to me, but how price; be not ye the servants of men, house, jewels of silver, and jewels much more unto thee, both in the Brethren, let every man, wherein of gold, and raiment: and ye shall flesh, and in the Lord? If thou he is called, therein abide with put them upon your sons, and count me therefore a partner, re- God. upon your daughters; and ye shall ceive him as myself. If he hath | Evh. vi. 5-7. Servants be obespoil the Egyptians. wronged thee, or oweth thee

dient to them that are your masExod. xi. 2. 3. Speak now in the ought, put that on mine account.

ters according to the flesh, with ears of the people, and let every I Paul have written it with mine

fear and trembling, in singleness man borrow of his neighbour, and own hand, I will repay it: albeit I

of your heart, as unto Christ; Not every woman of her neighbour, do not say to thee how thou owest

with eye-service, as men-pleasers; jewels of silver, and jewels of unco unto me even thine own self be

| but as the servants of Christ, gold. And the LORD gave the

sides. Yea, brother, let me have doing the will of God from the people favour in the sight of the

sight of the Joy or thee in the Lord: rerresh my heart; With good will doing serEgyptians. Moreover, the man bowels in the Lord. Having con

vice, as to the Lord, and not to Moses was very great in the land fidence in thy obedience I wrote

men. of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's unto thee, knowing that thou wilt

Col.lii, 22-25. Servants, obey in servants, and in the sight of the also do more than I say. But

all things your masters according people. withal prepare me also a lodging:

to the flesh: not with eye-service, Exod. xii, 35, 36. And the chilfor I trust that through your pray

as men-pleasers; but in singleness dren of Israel did according to the Iers I shall be given unto you.

of heart, fearing God; And whatword of Moses, and they borrowed | There salute thee Epaphras, my

soever ye do, do it heartily, as to of the Egyptians, jewels of silver, fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus;

the Lord, and not unto men; and jewels of gold, and raiment.

Knowing that of the Lord ye shall And the LORD gave the people

Lucas, my fellow-labourers. The receive the reward of the inheritfavour in the sight of the Egyp- grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be

ance; for yo serve the Lord Christ. tians, so that they lent unto them with your spirit. Amen,

But he that doeth wrong shall such things as they required; and

receive for the wrong which he they spoiled the Egyptiaus.


hath done: and there is no respect E.rod. xxi, 3, 4 If he came in by 1 of persons. REMARKABLE INSTANCE. himself, he shall go out by him- 1 Tim. vi. 1. 2. Let as many Philem. 1-25. Paul, a prisoner of self; if he were married, then his servants na Jesus Christ, and Timothy Our wife shall go out with himn. If

| count their own masters worthy brother. unto Philemon our dearly bis master have given him a wife, of all honour that the name of beloved and fellow-labourer. And and she have born him sons cr | God and his doctrine be not blasto our beloved Apphia, and daughters; the wite and her chill

phemed. And they that have Archippus our fellow-soldier, and I dren shall be her master's, and he believino mastory let them not to the church in thy house: Grace shall go out by himself.

despise them, because they are to you, and peace, from God our D eut. xv. 12-15. 18. And if thy brethren; but rather do them serFather, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

brother, an Hebrew man, or an | vice, because they are faithful and I thank my God, making mention

" Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, beloved, partakers of the benefit. of thee always in my prayers,

and serve thee six years; then in These things teach and exhort. Ilearing of thy love and faith,

the seventh year thou shalt let | Titus ii, 9, 10. Exhort servants

bim go free from thee. And when to be obedient unto their own Jesus, and toward all saints; That

thon sendest him out free from the communication of thy faith

| masters, and to please them well

thee. thou shalt not let him gol in all things; not answeriug again; may become effectual by the ac

away empty: Thou shalt furnish | Not purloining, but shewing all knowledging of every good thing

him liberally out of thy flock, and good fidelity; that they may adorn which is in you in Christ Jesus.

out of thy floor, and out of thy I the doctrine of God our Saviour For we have great joy and con

wine-press; of that where with the solation in thy love, because the

in all things. LORD thy God hath blessed thee bowels of the saints are refreshed

1 Peter ii, 18--20. Servants, be thou shalt give unto him. And by thee, brother. Wherefore,

subject to your masters with all thou shalt remember that thou though I might be much bold in

fear; not only to the good and wast a bond-man in the land of Christ to enjoin theo that which is

gentle, but also to the froward. Egypt, and the LORD thy God convenient. Yet, for love's sake

For this is thank-worthy, if a man redeemed thre; therefore I comI rather beseech thee, being such

for conscience toward God enmand thee this thing to-day. It an one as Paul the aged, and now

dure grief, suffering wrongfully. shall not seem hard unto thee also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

For what glory is it, if, when yo when thou sendest him away free I beseech thee for my son

be buffeted for your faults, ye shall from thee; for he bath been worth Onesiinus, whom I have brgot

take it patiently? but if, when yo a double hired servant to thee, in ten in my bonds: Which in time

do well, and suffer for it, ye tako serving thee six years; and the lit patiently, this past was to theo unprofitable, but

is acceptable LORD thy God shall bless thee in now profitable to thee and to me;

with God. all that thou doest. Whom I have sent again: thou

ALLUSIONS. therefore receive him that is mine

NEW TESTAMENT own bowels; Whom I would bave

Lev. xxv, 55. For unto me tho retained with me, that in thy

children of Israel are servants;

PRECEPTS. stead he might have ministered

I 1 Cor. vii, 20-24. Let every man

they are my servants, whom unto me in the bonds of the gospel. abide in the same calling wherein

brought forth out of the land of But without thy mind would I do he was called. Art thou called

Egypt: I am the LORD your nothing that thy benefit should being a servante care not for it; | God. not be as it were of necessity, but I but if thou mayest be made free, Deut, xii, 8, 9. Yo shall not do

Jesus, and toward toward the Lord / the seventhee six years: the thee, beloved, pare the

hanked that ye were the noo am old; yet have righteousness, than greas

after all the things that we do hero I the poor reproacheth his Maker: 1 RICH AND POOR.
this day, every man whatsoever is and he that is glad at calamities
hatsoever is and he that is glad at calamities!

Pe vervit 16
Ps. xxxvil, 16. A


little that a right in his own eyes. For ye shall not be unpunished.

righteous man hath is better than are not as yet come to the rest, Jer. 111, 16. But Nebuzar-adan, | the riches of inany wicked. and to the inheritance, which the the captain of the guard, left cerLORD your God giveth you,

Prov. X, 15. The rich man's

wealth is his strong city: the John vlli, 32-34. And ye shall vine-dressers, and for husband

destruction of the poor is their know the truth, and the truth men. shull make you free. They an- | Mark xiv, 7. For ye have the poor


Prov. xiii. 7. 8. There is that swered him, we be Abraham's

with you always, and whensoever sued, and were never in bondage ye will ye may do them good: but

maketh himself rich, yet hath to any man: how sayest thou, Ye

nothing: there is that maketh me ye have not always. shall be made free? Jesus an

himself poor, yet rath great swered them, Verily, verily, I say

riches. The ransom of a man's

Deut. xxvill, 17. Cursed shall de unto you, Whosoever committeth

life are his ricl:es: but the poor sin is the servant of sin. thy basket and thy store.

heareth not rebuke. Rom. vi, 16-22. Know ye not,

Job xv, 29. He shall not be rich, Prov. xiv, 20. The poor is hated

even of his own neighbour, but that to whom ye yield yourselves neither shall his substance conservants to obey, his servants ye tinue, neither shall he prolong

the rich hath many friends. are to whom ye obey; whether

the perfection thereof upon the Prov. xv, 16. Better is little of sin unto death, or of obedience earth.

with the fear of the LORD, than unto righteousness? But God be


great treasuro, and trouble there


Ps. xxxvii, 25. I have been vants of sin; but ye have obeyed

voung and now am old: vet have! Prov. XVI, 8. Better is little with from the heart that form of doc

I not seen the righteous forsaken. righteousness, than great revenues trine which was delivered you. nor his seed begging bread.

without right. Being then made free from sin, ye

Luke xviii, 35. And it came to

Prov, xviii, 23. The poor useth became the servants of righteous

entreaties: but the rich answereth pass, that, as he was come nigh ness. I speak after the manner of unto Jericho, a certain blind man

roughly. men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded

Prov xix, 1-4, 22. Better is the sat by the way-side begging. your members servants to un

poor that walketh in his integrity Acts lii, 2-6. And a certain man,

lame from his mother's womb,was cleanness, and to iniquity unto

than he that is perverse in his carried, whom they laid daily at

lips, and is a fool. iniquity; even so now yield your

Also, that the the gate of the temple which is members servants to righteous

soul be without knowledge, it is ness unto holiness. For when ye called Beautiful, to ask alms of not good; and he that hasteth were the servants of sin, ye were them that entered into the temple;

ered into the temple: with his feet sinneth. The foolfree from righteousness. What Who, seeing Peter and John

Ishness of man perverteth his

way; and his heart fretteth against about to go into the temple, asked fruit had ye then in those things

an alms. whereof ge are now ashamed? for

the LORD. Wealth maketh many

And Peter, fastening the end of those things is death. bis eyes upon him with John,

friends; but the poor is separated But now, being made free said, Look on us. And he gave

from his neighbour. The desire

of a man is his kindness, and a heed unto them, expecting to refrom sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto sceive something of them. Then poor man is better than a liar. holiness, and the end everlasting Peter said, Silver and gold have I

Prov. xxviii, 6. 11. Better is the life.

none; but such as I have give I poor that walketh in his uprightGal. v, 13. For, brethren, ye

thee: In the name of Jesus Christ ness, than he that is perverse in have been called unto liberty; only of Nazareth rise up and walk.

his ways, though he be rich. The use not liberty for an occasion

rich man is wise in bis own conto the flesh, but by love serve one


ceit; but the poor that hath underanother.

1 Sam. XXV, 5-9. And David standing searchoth him out. 1 Peter ii. 16. As free. and not sent out ten young men and

Eccles. iv, 6. Better is an handusing your liberty for a cloak of David said unto the young men,

ful with quietness, than both the maliciousness, but as the servants Get you up to Carmel, and go to

hands full with travail and vexaof God. Nabal, and greet him in my name:

tion of spirit. And thus shall ye say to him that 2 Peter ii, 19. While they proliveth in prosperity Peace be both

Mark xli, 41-44. And Jesus sat mise them liberty,they themselves

to thee,and peace be to thine honse, over against the treasury, and beare the servants of corruption:

and peace be unto all that thou held how the people cast money for of whom a man is overcome, hast. And now I have heard

into the treasury: and many that of the same is he brought in that thou hast shearers: now thy

were rich cast in much. And bondage. shepherds which were with us,

there came a certain poor widow, we hurt them dot, neither was

and she threw in two mites, which VII. there ought missing unto them, all

make a farthing. And he called POOR LAW. the while they were in Carmel,

unto him his disciples, and saith Ask thy young men, and they

unto them, Verily I say unto you, POVERTY AN INEVITABLE will shew thee: wherefore let the

That this poor widow hath cast STATE OF SOCIETY. young men find favour in thine

more in than all they which have Deut. xv, 11. For the poor shall eyes; (for we come in a good day;)

cast into the treasury: For all never cease out of the land: give, I pray thee, whatsoever

they did cast in of their abundance; therefore I command thee, say cometh to thine hand unto thy

but she of her want did cast in all ing. Thou shalt open thine hand servante and to thy Ron David that she had, even all her living. wide unto thy brother, to thy

And when David's young men Luke xix, 25. 26. (And they said poor, and to thy needy, in thy came, they spake to Nabal ac- unto him, Lord, he hath ten land.

cording to all those words in the pounds.) For I say unto you, Prov, xvii, 6. Whoso mocketh name of David, and ceased. I That unto every one which hatb


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