Imatges de pÓgina

Neh. xiii. 18. Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city? yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the Sabbath.

Ver. 19. And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded, that the gates should be shut and not be opened till after the Sabbath, and some of my servants I set at the gates, that there should no burthen be brought in on the Sabbath day.

Ver. 20. So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware, lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.

Ver. 21. Then I testified against them and said unto them, why lodge ye about the wall, if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you; from that time forth came they no more on the Sabbath.

Ver. 22. And I commanded the Levites, that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath.

CCVIII. Threatenings against Sabbath-breakers. Exod. xxxi. 14. Ye shall keep the Sabbath, every one that defileth it, shall surely be put to death.

Ver. 15. Whosoever doth any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Ch. xxxv. 2.

Numb. xv. 32. While the children of Israel were in the wilder ness, they found a man that gathered sticks on the Sabbath day, Ver. 33. And they brought him to Moses and Aaron,

Ver. 34. And they put him in ward.

Ver. 35. And the Lord said unto Moses, the man shall be surely put to death, all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.

Ver. 36. And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Jer. xvii. 27. If ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the Sabbath, &c.

Ezek. xx. 15. I would not bring them into the land which I had given them,

Ver. 16. Because they walked not in my statutes, but polluted my Sabbaths.

Ver. 23. I lifted up mine hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them among the nations.

Ver. 24. Because they had despised my statutes and polluted my Sabbaths.

xxii. 8. Thou hast profaned my Sabbaths.

Ver. 14. Can thine heart endure, or can thine hands be strong, in the days that I will deal with thee?

Ver. 26. Her priests have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.

Ver 31. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them, I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath, their own ways have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord.

xxiii. 38. They have defited my sanctuary, and have profaned my


Ezek. xxiii. 46. Thus saith the Lord God, I will give them to be removed and spoiled.

CCIX. Sabbath privileges withdrawn. Lam. ii. 6. The Lord hath caused the Sabbaths to be fogotten in Zion.

Hos. ii. 11. I will cause her Sabbaths to cease.

Lam. i. 7. The adversaries did mock at her Sabbaths. See Isa. i. 13. Amos viii. 11.

CCX. The change of the Sabbath from the seventh to the first day of

the week.

Gen. ii. 2. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because that in it God rested from all his works. Exod. xx. 11.

Col. ii. 16. Let no man judge you, in meat or in drink, or in respect of an holy-day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days: Ver. 17. Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ. Rom. xiv. 6.

Luke xxiv. 1, 6. Christ rose from the dead in the first day. Acts xx. 7. Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together, to break bread, Paul preached unto them. John xx. 19.

1 Cor. xvi. 2. On the first day of the week let every one lay by him as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I


Rev. i. 9, 10. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day.




1. LOVE. Lev. xix. 18. Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Ver. 34. The stranger that dwelleth with you shall be as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself.

Matt. v. 44. Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefuly use you and persecute you.

Ver. 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven, for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Ver. 46. For if you love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the Publicans the same.

Ver. 47. And if you salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? Do not even the Publicans the same?

Ver. 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

xxii. 37. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Ver. 38. This is the first and great commandment.

Ver. 39. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matt. xxii. 40. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. Rom. xiii. 9, James ii. 8.

John xiii. 34. A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you; that ye love one another. Ch.

XV. 12.

Ver. 35, By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Rom. xii. 9. Let love be without dissimulation.

xiii. 8. Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: he that loveth another, hath fulfilled the law.

Ver. 10. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Gal. v. 14. All the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, thon shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Ver. 15.

Eph. v. 2. Walk in love, as Christ hath loved us, and hath given himself for us.

Phil. i. 9. I pray that your love may abound more and more. Heb. x. 24. Let us consider one another, to provoke unto love and to good works.

xiii. 1. Let brotherly love continue. 1 Pet. iii. 8. Love as brethren. 1 Pet. i. 2. See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently. ii. 17. Honour all men, love the brother-hood.

1 John ii. 10. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.

iii. 11. This is the message that ye have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.

Ver. 14. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.

Ver. 18. My little children let us not love in word, neither in tongue, but in deed and in truth.

1 John iii. 23. This is God's commandment, that we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.

iv. 10. God loved us, and sent his Son, to be the propitiation for our sins.

Ver. 11. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.

Ver. 20. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Ver. 21. And this commandment had we from God, that he who loveth God, love his brother also.

2 John 5. That commandment we have from the beginning, that we love one another.

II. Of the cause of love, and how it is produced. Prov. xvii. 9. He that covereth a transgression seeketh love.

xviii. 24. A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly, and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.

Heb. x. 20. Let us provoke one another to love and to good works.

Gal. v. 6. Faith worketh by Love.

Ver. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, &c.
1 Thess. iv. 9. Ye are taught of God to love one another.
1 John iv. 7. Let us love one another, for love is of God.
Ver. 8. He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love.
Ver. 12. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us.

Ver. 16. God is love, and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him.

v. 2. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.

III. Prayers and thanks to God for Christian love, as being his gift. 1 Thess. iii. 12. The Lord make you to increase and abound in love, one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you. Ch. iii. 1. Col. ii. 2.

Eph. i. 15. After I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all the saints,

Ver. 16. I cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers.

IV. The influence and effests of love upon the temper and behaviour of Christians, one toward another, or how love is evidenced.

Rom. xii. 12. Be kindly affectionate one to another, with brotherly love.

xiii. 10. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour. Gal. v. 13. By love serve one another.

Eph. iv. 2. Forbearing one another in love.

Ver. 15. Speaking the truth in love. Ver. 16. Edifying in love. Phil. ii. 2. Be like minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Philem. 9. For love's sake, 1 beseech thee.

1 John iii. 18. Let us not love in word, nor in tongue, but in deed, &c. See duties of husbands and wives, ministers and people, Commandment Fifth..


V. Charity with other graces enjoined. 1 Cor. viii. 1. Knowledge puffeth up, but charity edifieth.

xiii. 1. Though I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

Ver. 2. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Ver. 3. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Ver. 4. Charity suffereth long and is kind, charity envieth not, charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up;

Ver. 5. Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.

Ver. 6. Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.

Ver. 7. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

1 Cor. xiii. 8. Charity never faileth.

Ver. 13. Now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three, but the greatest of these is charity.

xiv. 1. Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts.

xvi. 14. Let all your things be done with charity.

Col. iii. 14. Above all things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.

1 Tim. i. 5. The end of the commandment is charity, out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned.

ii. 15. The woman shall be saved in child-bearing, if they continue in faith and charity, and holiness, with sobriety.

iv. 22. Be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.

2 Tim. ii. 22. Flee youthful lusts, but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Tit. ii. 1. Speak the things that become sound doctrine.

Ver. 2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in the faith, in charity, in patience.

1 Pet. iv. 8. Above all things have fervent charity among yourselves, for charity shall cover a multitude of sins. Prov. x. 12. v. 14. Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity.

2 Pet. i. 5. Add to your faith, virtue, knowledge,

Ver. 6. Temperance, patience, godliness,

Ver. 7. Brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, charity. Jude ver. 12. Your feasts of charity.

VI. Approved examples of charity, and other graces. 2 Thess. i. 3. We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all, toward each other, aboundeth. 1 Thess. iii. 6.

2 Tim. iii. 10. Thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, long suffering, charity, patience, persecutions, afflictons, &c.

Rev. ii. 18. To the angel of the church of Thyatira, write these things, saith the Son of God.

Ver. 19. I know thy works and charity, and service and faith, and patience. See ver. 3. John ver. 6.

See instances of charitable conduct toward others. 1 Cor. viii. 9, 12, 13.


VII. Hatred, threatenings against it. Lev. xix. 17. Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart.

Ps. xxxiv. 21. Evil shall slay the wicked, and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.

Prov. xxix. 10. The blood-thirsty hate the upright.

Ezek. xxxv. 5. Because thou (mount Seir) hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel;

Ver. 6. Therefore as I live, saith the Lord, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee.

Amos v. 10. They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.

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