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Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 6. Thou shalt do no murder. * Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

Minift. 7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

PA'R A P H R AS E and laftly, that he shall be meck, peaceable and courteous. Fourthly, As thou art a son or a daughter, reverence and respect thy parents, how. ever mean their condition may be, (Mal. i. 6. Matt. xxi. 31.) obey all their lawful commands, (Eph. vi. 1. Col. iii. 20.) Support them when in an indigent condition, (Matt. XV. 4, 5. 1 Tim. v. 4.) submissively receive their instructions, (Prov. i, 8.) and their .corrections when thou art young, (Heb. xii. 7.) and when thou art grown up take their advice in every important affair of life, (Gen. xviii. 1, 2.) Now, in return for this, I expect on the side of thy parents, that they should nourish and bring thee up in thy childhood, li Tim. i. 10.) provide every thing ne. cessary for thee in that itate, clothes, &c. (Prov. xxxi, 15. 1 Tim. V.8.) instruct thee in the duties of religion, (Deut. vi. 6, 7. 2 Tim. iii, 15. sec thce a good example, cob. i. 5. 70. xxiv, 15.) keep thee in obedience, by a just awe, equally avoiding the extremes of indulgence and severity, ri Tim. Hi. 4.) and providing thee wherewithal to put thee into the world according to thy birth and quality. (2 Cor. xii. 19.) If thou doft dilcharge these duties, I will reward thy obedience both with temporal and {piritual blefings.

People. O Lord shew thy mercy to us, &c.

6. Thou shalt not only avoid the heinous sin of murder upon the body of thy neighbour, (Gen. ix. 5,6. Numb. xxxv. 16.) but the laying vialent hands upon thyself, as some impious and discontented men have done, ri Som. xxxi. 4. Asts i. 18.) as also the careless handling of such weapons as may destroy them that are near us, especially the striking with them in a rage, (Numb. xxxv. 16, 17, &c. thou shalt likewise study to avoid what. ever gives occasion to murder, as immoderate anger, (Matt. xxi. 22.) hatred, (John iii, 15.) malice and bitterness of speech. (Epb. iv. 31.) But on the contrary, thou shali practise the virtues of peaceableness, meeknefs, and charity.

People. O Lord, hew thy mercy to us, &c. • 7. Thou shalt not pollute thyself, by che foul sin of adultery, by a criminal correspondence with the husband or wife of another, (Lev, XX. 10. Heb. xiii. 4. Ezek xxii. 2.) or, which is worse, to conceal it under the pretext of marriage, which is called polygamy ; (Lev. xviii. 18. Mfal. i. 15. i Cor, vii. 2.) and, which is still more criminal, have an ublav ful commerce with those of the fame blood, (Lev. xviii. 6. 1 Cor.) or with those of the same fox, (Rom. i. 26, 27. Lev. xvii. 22.) or with chole of adent kind, (1.:V. xvii. 23 and 20.) thou shalt likewise avoid for


Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep tbis law.

Mrijf.' 8. Thou shalt not steal. " Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to ketp this law.

Minift. 9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy Deigt.bour.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our hearts to keep this law.

PA RA PHRASE. Dication and uncleanness committed between single persons, (1 Cor. vi. 9.) and whatever contributes to excite us thereto, as drunkenneis, wanton behaviour, rich habits, an idle and unactive life, &c. all those foul vices thou moft avoid and be charte even in thy thoughts, (Mati. xv. xix.) words, (1 Cor. vi. Gol. iii.) and bchaviour, (Tic. ii. 3.) . .

Pesple. O Lord, thew thy mercy to us, &c.

8. Thou shilt not have recourse to violence, in order to deprive thy Heighbour of his property, (Lev. xix. 11, 13.) nor be guilty of private Healing, (Epb. iv. 28.) nor of extortion or unjust gain, (Prov. xxviii. 8. Heb. u. 9. I Cor. xi.) nor of fraudulent practices in your dealings, (Prov. xx. 10. and xiix. 5.) ror of gripingness and oppresive behaviour to the poor, (Prov. xxii. 16. Lya. ii. 15.) but thou n lt on the contrary observe a ftri&t integrity in all thy dealings ; (Prov. xvi. 1!.) if thou hart done any wrong, thou falt make reâitution for it, (Ezek. xxxiii. 15. Exod. xxii. 1.) thou shalt thew mercy unto the poot, ani relieve them by frequent aas of charity, (Lev, xix. Q. Prov. xv.) and thou thalt exercise the duties of thy calling with diligence and incuitry, (2 T in. 115 12. Matt. xxv. 30. Prov. xviii. 9.)

People. O Lord, few thy mercy to 115, &c.

9. Take particular care not to be guilty of that blackest of crimes, the giving a falle testimony in a judicial matter, to the prejudice of thy neigh. bour, (1 Kings xxi, 13.) or by diszuiling a true one with artificial words or circumstances, (Mars. xxvi. 60, 61.) or suborn wicked men to give a false teltimony, (1 Kings xxi. 10.) thou th lo not injure thy neighbour, hy artering fallhoods and calunnies hurtful to his reputation or interest, (James i. 26. Eph. iv, 25.) nor publish to the world his secret faults unless he be become aliogether incorrigible, (Prov. x. 18.) nor willingly give ear to, or repeat ill stories of thy neighbour, (Prov. xvii, 4. Exnno xxxi. 1. Gen. xxix. 19. 2 Sam. xvi. 3. 4.) nor rashly censure liis actions, (1 Sam. i. 13. Ads ii. 13. Luke vii. 39.) but on the contrary is is thy eaty to vicdicate him whenever he is wrouged, (Tobn vii. 50, $1.) and to put as charitable a construction as posible upon his whoie conduct, Ar Cor. xii. 5.) People. O Lord, Mew thy mercy to us, &c. Kk

10. Thou Minist. 10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, chou Thale not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his servant, nor his maid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

Peop. Lord, have mercy upon us, and write all these thy ławs in our hearts, we beleech thee. Then fall follow one of bese two Collects for the King, the Pricf Jiarding . as before, and juying.

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Let us pray.
Emighty God, whose kingdom is everlasting, and

power infinite; Have mercy upon the wholė Church, and to rule the heart of thy chosen servant GEORGE, our King and Governor, that he (knowing whole minister he is) may above all things seek thy honour and glory; and that we and all his fubjects (duly considering whose authority he hach) may faithtully terve, honour, and humbly obey him, in chee and for thee, according to thy blessed word and ordi. nance, through Jesus Christ Olir Lord, who with thee, and the Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth ever one God, world without end. Amen.

P A P A P H R AS E 10. Thou shalt nor indulge any unlawful hankering after thy neighboui's eft. te, (Deut. xxi. 1 Kings xxi.) or wife, (2 Sam. xi.) or any thing elie that belongs to him, (San. xii. 3.) or in any vicious fancies or thoughts which may incline thee to evil, (Prov. xxiv. g. Zecb. 1. 8, 17. Deut. xv. 9. Ija. Iv. 7. Aas viii. 22.) bot thalt be content with thy present situation, (Heb. xiii. 5.) and be diligent in thy own calling, (i Thel xi. 12. 1. Cor. vii. 20.) and Shalt mortify the latts of the flesta (Gal. v. 24.) People. O Lord, fhew thy mercy to us, &c.

Paraphrafe on the COLLECTS for the King. Almighty God, whose kingdon is an everlasting kingdom, (Psal. cxiv. 13.) and "whofe power and understanding is infinite, (Psal, cxlvii. s. we intreal thee to exert this thy power and wisdom for the defence and preservation of thy church ; and, as a means to promote its welfare, rule, according to thy heavenly direction, the heart of GEORGE our king. ahom thou hast, by thy special Providence and appointment, raised to the royal dignity that he considering that he is the vicegerent of thee by whom kings reign, (Prov. viii. 15.) and thy minilter, (Rom. xiii. 4.)


A Lmighty and everlasting God, we are taught by thy A holy Word, that the hearts of Kings are in thy rule and governance, and that thou doft dispose and turn them as it seemeth best to thy yodly wisdom; We buivbly befeech thee so to dispose and govern the heart of GEORGE chy fervant, our King and Governor, that in all his thoughts, words and works, he may ever seek thy honour and glory, and study to preserve thy pecple committed to his charve, in wealth, peace, and godlinels, Gran: this, o merciful Father, for thy dear Sons fake Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. .

Tben phall be said the Colleet of the day. And immediately after the Colleet,

rbe Priep joall read the Epifle, faying, The Epistle [or, 'The portion of Scripture appointed for the Epiftle} is written in the Chapter of beginning at the Verse. And the Epiflle ended, be fall jay, Here endeth the Epiftle. Then shall be read the Gospel (the People all panding sop) saying, 'The holy Gospel is written in the Chapter of beginning at the Verfe. And the Gospel exded, shall be furg or faid the Creed following, ibe People fill fanding as before. | Believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of I heaven and earth, And of all things visible and invisible:

PA RA PHR AS E. may make it his chief endeavour to act in such a manner as may tend to the honour and glory of his Almighty Maker : and that we and his fub-. jects in general, seriously reflecting that thou the Sovereign of the uni. verse halt conferred upon him the authority which he enjoys, may through a religious principle, and not merely for wrachs fake, or being afraid of the power, (Rom. xiii. 3.) pay him all due service and reípect, and yield a ready obedience to all his commands, when they shall be in the Lord, (Epb. vi. 1.) and not inconsistent with any superior duty; and that we may do this for thy fake, who in thy holy word hat inttructed us, (Rem. xii. 2.' 1 Pet. xi. 13.) to this duty : and this we beg for the sake of jesus Christ our Lord, who eternally reignest in the glory of the eyer bleiled Trinity. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the Creed. I am firmly persuaded that there is onc, and but one God, though distinguished by three persons; whereof one is the Almighty Father, the Creacor of the universe, and of all those that dwell in it; not only of the groups bodies which are the objects of our fight, but of invisible angels and spirits.


And in one Lord Jesus Christ, The only begotten Son of God, Begotten of his father before all worlds, God of God, Light of Light, Very God of very God, Begotcen, not male, Being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were mace: Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, And was made man, And was crucified also for us under Poncius Pilate. He suffered and was buried, And the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures, And ascended into heaven, And fitteth on the righe hand of the Father. And he shall come again with glory to judge both the quick and the dead: Whose kingdom ihall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and giver of life, Who proceedech from the Father and the Son; Who

PA RA PHRASE. I also stedfaflly believe in the second person of the trinity, who is not the adopted, but the true natural and only begotten Son of God, who was begotten by his eternal Father, before all time, God the Son of God, as truly and properly as one man is the son of another, though after a {piri, tual manner, and purely propagated as one light is generated of another, without diminution of subliance, produced from the eternal effence, and not made as creatures are ; being of an essence similar to that of the eter, nal Father, who created the world ; who, to ranfom the souls of men which were forfeited, and became eternal objects of the divine vengeance, forsook his throne of glory in heaven, and came to take upon him our nature here on earth, and by the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost, was born of the body of Mary, an unsported virgin, and became a true man, and fulmjited to the death of the cross, under the presidentship of Pontius Pilate, at that time imperial procurator of Judea. He remained in the grave during part of three days, and on the third day arose Trom the dead, according to the prophecies delivered in scripture : and after that, in the presence of many witnefes every way worthy of credit, alcended up into heaven, where he now holds the most exalled station of that glorious place, and intercedes for us with his Almighty Father ; he shall come again, accompanied by millions of sainis and angels, to judge those who hhall at that time dwell upon earth, and those who are already dead. I no less firmly believe in the third person of the crinity, God'the Holy Ghost, the fource and conveyer of grace and spiritual life to as, who is not, like the Son, gen rared of the Father, but, according to the scripcure phrase, proceedeth both from the Father and the Son, whom in our praises and prayers and all our acts of devotion, we honour jointly with the Father and ihe Son ; by whole in piration the holy sçriptures were deliver


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