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Zeph. ii. 8. I have heard the Reproach of Moab, and the Revilings of the Children of Ammon.
Ver. 9. As I live, faith the Lord God of Ifrael, furely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the Children of Ammon as Gomorrha, Ver. 10. II.
Luke vi. 22. Blessed are ye, faith Chrift, when Men fhall reproach you for my Sake.
2 Cor. xii. 10. I take Pleasure in Reproaches for Christ. Heb. 10. 3. 1 Pet. iv. 14. If ye be reproached for the Name of Christ, happy are ye. See Job. 5. 21. Pf. 31. 20.120. 2.
190. Reviling practised by the Wicked, and endured by the Godly. Exod. xxii. 28. Thou shalt not revile the Gods, nor curse the Ruler of thy People, Acts 23. 4, 5.
1 Cor. vi. 10. Neither Thieves, nor Covetous, nor Drunkards, nor Revilers, &c. fhall inherit the Kingdom of God.
Matt. v. 11. Blessed are ye when Men shall revile you, &c.
xxvii. 39. They that passed by reviled Christ.
Mark 15. 32. They that were crucified with him reviled him.
1 Pet. ii. 23. Chrift when he was reviled, reviled not again. See Ifa. 51.7. Zeph. 2. 8. in the foregoing Section.
191. Railing. 2 Cor. v. 11. Keep not Company with a Railer. 1 Tim. vi. 4. Strifes of Words whereof cometh Envy, Strife, Railings, &c.
1 Pet. iii. 9. Love as Brethren; not rendering Railing for Railing. 2 Pet. ii. 11. Angels bring not a railing Accufation against the Wicked.
Jude Ver. 9. The Angel durft not bring a railing Accusation against the Devil, Ver. 13.
Inftances of the Wicked's railing. Senacherib, 2 Chron. 32. 17. Nabal, 1 Sam. 25. 14. Perfons at Chrift's Crucifixion, Mark 15. 29. A Malefactor, Luke 23. 39.
192. Evil Communications. Ifa. ix. 17. Every Mouth fpeaketh Folly, God's Anger is not turned away, &c.
1 Cor. xv. 33. Be not deceived, evil Communications corrupt good Manners.
Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt Communication proceed out of your Mouth, but that which is good to the Ufe of edifying, that it may minifter Grace unto the Hearers.
v. 3. Fornication and all Uncleanness, let it not be once named among it you.
Ver. 4. Neither Filthinefs, nor foolish Talking or Jefting, which are not convenient.
Matt. xii 36. for every idle Word that Men shall speak, they fhall give an Account thereof in the Day of Judgment.
Col. iii. 8. Put off all thefe,Anger, Wrath, Blafphemy, filthy Communications out of your Mouth.
iv. 6. Let your Speech be always with Grace.
2 Pet. ii. 7. God delivered juft Lot, vexed with the filthy Converfation of the Wicked. See Ifa. 9. 17.
193. Unprofitable Disputes about Religion.. 1 Tim. i. 4. Neither give Heed to Fables which minifter Queftions rather than godly Edifying. See 1 Tim. 6.4, 5. 2 Tim. 2. 14. 16. 5. 17. Tit. 3.9.
194. Curfing forbidden in Scripture, and avoided by the Righteous. Exod. xxii. 28. Thou shalt not curfe the Ruler of thy People. Lev. xix. 14. Thou shalt not curfe the Deaf, nor put a Stumblingblock before the Blind.
Job xxxi. 30. Job faid, neither have I fuffered my Mouth to fin, by wishing a Curfe to his Soul that hated me.
Eccl. x. 20. Curfe not the King in thy Thought, curse not the Rich. Matt. v. 44. Bless them that curse you, Rom. 12. 14. Bless and curfe
James iii. 9. Out of the fame Mouth proceedeth bleffing and curfing. Ver. 10. These Things ought not to be 'o.
195. Curfing practifed by the Wicked. Gen. xii. 3. I will curfe him that curfeth thee, Ch. 27. 29.
Judg. xvii. 2. Micah's Mother curfed about her Silver.
2 Sam. xvi. v. Shimei curfed David, Ver. 12. He is punished, 1 Kings. 2. 8. 46.
Pf. x. vii. The Mouth of the Wicked is full of Curfing.
lix. 12. For the Sin of their Mouth, for curfing and lying confume them in Wrath, Ver. 13. Pf. 62. 4.
cix..17 As he loved curfing let it come unto him.
Ver. 28. Let them curfe, but blefs thou.
Prov. xxvi. 2. The Curfe caufelefs fhall not come.
xxix. 24. The Wicked heareth Curfing, and bewrayeth it not.
Ifa. viii. 21. The Wicked fhall fret themselves and curfe their King and their God.
Jer. v. 1o. Every one of them doth curfe me wrongfully.
xxiii. 10. Because of Curfing the Land mourneth.
Matt. xxvi. 74. Peter began to curfe and to swear, when he denied his Mafter.
Acts xxiii. 12. The Jews bound themselves with a Curfe, neither to eat nor drink, till they had killed Paul.
See Numb. 22. 6. to 17.-23. 1. to 25. Deut. 23. 4. Jol. 24. 9. Neh. 13. 2. Where Balak hires Balaam to curfe Ifrael.
196. The Righteous, their Care of their Words. Job. ii. 10. In all this Job finned not with his Lips.
Job xxvii. 4. Job faid, my Lips fhall not speak Wickednefs. xxxiii. 3. My Words fhall be of the Uprightnefs of my Heart. Pf. xxxix. 1. David faid, I will take Heed to my Ways, that I fin not with my Tongue, I will keep my Mouth with a Bridle while the Wicked is before me.
cxli. 3. Set a Watch, O Lord, before my Mouth, keep the Door of my Lips.
Prov. viii. 6. Wisdom faith, the Opening of my Lips fhall be right Things.
xvi. 23. The Heart of the Wife teacheth his Mouth, and addeth Learning to his Lips.
Mal. ii. 6. Iniquity was not found in Levi's Lips.
197. They praise God with their Mouths. Pf. xvii. . My Prayer goeth not out of feigned Lips.
xl. 9. I preached Righteoufnefs, I refrained not my Lips.
Ixvi. 14 I will pay my Vows which my Lips have uttered when I was
Ixxi 23. Mv Lips fhall greatly rejoice when I fing unto thee.
cxix. 13. With my Lips have I declared all the Judgments of thy Mouth.
Ver. 171. My Lips fhall utter Praife when thou haft taught me thy Statutes.
Hof. xiv. 2. We will render the Calves of our Lips.
Heb. xiii. 15. Let us offer the Fruit of our Lips, giving Thanks to his Name. See Mal. 3. 16. Matt. 13. 52.
198. The Words of the Righteaus, the Juft, &c. toward Men. Job vi. 25. How forcible are right Words. Prov. 15. 23. Eccl. 12. 10, 11. Pf. xxxvii. 30. The Mouth of the Righteous fpeaketh Wisdom, and his Tongue talketh of Judgment.
Prov. x. 11. The Mouth of the Righteous is a Well of Life.
Ver. 13. In the Lips of him that hath Understanding Wisdom is found.
Ver. 20. The Tongue of the Juft is as choice Silver.
Ver. 21. The Lips of the Righteous feed many, but Fools die for Want of Wisdom.
Ver. 31. The Mouth of the Juft bringeth forth Wisdom, but the froward Tongue shall be cut out.
Ver. 32. The Lips of the Righteous know what is acceptable, but the Mouth of the Wicked fpeaketh Frowardness.
xii. 6. The Mouth of the Upright shall deliver them.
Ver. 14: A Man fhall be fatisfied with Good by the Fruit of his Mouth. Ch. 13. 2.
Ver. 18. There is that fpeaketh like the Piercing of a Sword, but the Tongue of the Wife is Health.
xiv. 3. In the Mouth of the Foolish is a Rod of Pride, but the Lips of the Wife fhall préferve them.
xv. 1. A foft Answer turneth away Wrath, but grievous Words ftir up Strife.
Ver. 2. The Tongue of the Wife ufeth Knowledge aright, but the Mouth of Fools poureth out Foolishness.
Prov. xv. 4. A wholefome Tongue is a Tree of Life, but Perversenefs therein is a Breach in the Spirit.
Ver. 7. The Lips of the Wife difperfe Knowledge, but the Heart of the Foolish doth not fo.
Ver. 28. The Heart of the Righteous ftudieth to answer, but the Mouth of the Foolish poureth out evil Things.
xvi. 13. Righteous Lips are the Delight of Kings, and they love him that speaketh right.
Ver. 21. The Sweetness of the Lips encreaseth Knowledge.
Ver. 24. Pleasant Words are as an Honey-comb, fweet to the Soul and Health to the Bones.
xviii. 20. A Man's Belly fhall be satisfied with the Fruit of his Mouth, and with the Increase of his Lips fhall he be filled.
Ver. 21. Death and Life are in the Power of the Tongue, and they that love it fhall eat the Fruit thereof.
Prov. xx. 15. The Lips of Knowledge are a precious Jewel.
xxii. 11. He that loveth Pureness of Heart, for the Grace of his Lips, the King shall be his Friend.
Ver. 17. Hear the Words of the Wife, they shall be fitted in thy Lips, Ver. 18.
xxiii. 16. My Reins fhall rejoice when thy Lips fpeak right Things. xxiv. 26. Every Man fhall kiss his Lips that giveth a right Answer. Eccl. vii. 19. The Words of the Wife are heard in Quiet, more than the Cry of him that ruleth among Fools.
x. 12. The Words of a wife Man's Mouth are gracious, but the Lips of a Fool will swallow up himself. Ver. 13, 14.
Matt. v. 37. Let your Communication be yea, yea, nay, nay, for whatsoever is more than these cometh of Evil.
xii. 35. A Good Man out of the good Treasure of his Heart bringeth forth good Things.
xiii. 52. Every Scribe inftructed into the Kingdom of Heaven, is like unto a Man that is an Householder, which bringeth forth out of his Treasure Things new and old.
Luke iv. 22. Gracious Words proceeded out of Jesus Mouth.
Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt Communication proceed out of your Mouth, but that which is good to the Ufe of Edifying, that it may minifter Grace unto the Hearers.
v. 3. Fornication and all Uncleannefs, let it not be once named amongst you.
Ver. 4. Neither Filthiness nor foolish Talking, and Jefting, which are not convenient, but rather giving of Thanks.
Col. iii 8. Put filthy Communications out of your Mouth.
iv. 6. Let your Speech be always with Grace feasoned with falt, the ye may know how ye ought to anfwer every Man.
James i. 26. If any Man feem to be religious, and bridleth not h Tongue, that Man's Religion is vain.
iii. 2. If any Man offend not in Word, the fame is a perfect Man
199. Of Covetoufness. Exod. xx. 17. 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 Afs, nor any Thing that is thy Neighbour's. Deut. 15. 21. Rom. 7.7.-13.9.
Pf. cxix. 36. Incline my Heart unto thy Teftimonies, and not to Covetousness,
! 1 Cor. v. 11. I have written to you, if any one that is called a Brother be covetous, &c. with fuch an one no not to eat.
Eph. v. 3. Covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh Saints.
Col. iii. 5. Mortify your Members, and Covetoufness which is Idolatry.
Heb. xiii. 5. Let your Converfation be without Covetousness.
200. Threatenings against covetous Persons. Pf. x. 3. The Wicked bleffeth the Covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
Ifa. lvii. 17. For the Iniquity of his Covetoufnefs was I wrath and fmote him.
Jer. vi. 12. Their Houses fhall be turned unto others with their Fields.
Ver. 13. For from the leaft of them even to the greatest, every one is given to Covetousness, Ch. 8. 10.
xxii. 17. Thine Eyes and thine Heart are not but for thy Covetousnefs.
Ver. 18. Therefore, faith the Lord, they shall not lament him.
li. 13. O Babylon, thine End is come, and the Measure of thy Covetoufnefs.
Mic. ii. 1. Wo unto them, they covet Fields and take them by Violence.
Hab. ii. 9. Wo to him that coveteth an evil Covetoufness to his House, that he may fet his Neft on high, that he may be delivered from the Power of Evil.
Mark vii. 22. Thefts, Covetoufnefs, &c. Ver. 23. Defile the Man. 3 Rom. i. 29. Being filled with all Unrighteoufnefs, Covetousness, &c. Ver. 34. They that commit such Things are worthy of Death.
1 Cor. vi. 9. Know ye not that the Unrighteous fhall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Ver. 10. Neither Thieves nor Covetous fhall inherit the Kingdom of God.
Eph. v. 5. No covetous Man hath any Inheritance in the Kingdom of - Chrift and of God. See Ezek. 33. 28. 31.
See Inftances of covetous Perfons punished, Balaam, 2nd 23. Compare 2 Pet. 2. 15. Jude Ver. 11. Death, Numb. 31. 8. 16. Achan, Jof. 7. 5. to 25. 21. 1. to 16. 19, &c. 2 Kings 9. 25.
Numb. Chap. 22.