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the wicked, and he that condem- another, and how much owest neth the just, even they both are a. thou: bomination to the Lord. i Kings k Lev. v, 1. And if a foul sin, and xxi. from v.9. to 14. And she (je- hear the voice of swearing, and is zebel) wrote in the letters, saying, a witness, whether he hath seen or Proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on known of it, if he do not utter it, high among the people : v. 10. and then he thall bear, his iniquity, set two men, fons of Belial, before Deut. xiii, 8. Thou shalt not conhim, to bear witness againg him, fent unto him, nor hvarken unto faying, Thou didit blaspheme God him: neither thall thine eye pity

and the king: and then carry him him, neither thalt thou spare, nei1 out, and itone him that he may die. ther fhalt thou conceal him, Ads

V, 11. And the men of his city, even v. 3. But Peter said, Ananias, why the elders and the nobles who were hath Satan filled thine heart to lie the inhabitants in his city, did as to the Holy Ghoil, and to keep back · Jezebel bad sent unto them. v. 13. part of the price of the land? v. 8. And (they) stoned him with stones And Peter answered unto her, Tell that he died.

me whether ye told the land for so bIsa, v. 23. Who justify the wick- much. And the said, Yea, for sa ed for a reward, and take away the much. v.9. Then Peter said unto righteousness of the righteous from her, How is it that ye have agreed him.

together, to tempt che Spirit of the •; Pfa.cxix. 69. The proud have Lord? - 2 Tim. iv. 16. At my first forged a lie against me: but I will answer no man stood with me, but keep thy precepts with my whole all men forsook me: I

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God heart, Luke xix. 8. And Zaccheus that it may not be laid to their food, and said unto the Lord, Be- charge. hold, Lord, the half of my goods I l i Kingsi. 6. And his father had give to the poor: and if I have tak-' not displeased him at any time, in

en any thing from any man by false faying, Why hast thou done fo?; accusation, I restore him four-fold, Lev.x. 17. Thou shalt nøt hate thy

Luke xvi. 5. So he called every one brother in thine heart: thou shalt of his lords debtors unto him, and in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, said unto the first, How much ow and not suffer fin upon him. eft thou unto my lord? v. 6. And · m Ifa. lix. 4. None calleth for juhe said, An hundred measures of ftice, nor any pleadeth for truth: oil. And he said unto him, Take they trust in vanity. thy bill, and fit down quickly, and Prov, xxix, 11. A fool uttereth write fifty, v.7. Then laid he to all bis mind: but a wife man keep

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or maliciously .to a wrong endo, or perverting it to a wrong meaning p, or in doubtful and cquivocal expresons, to the prejudice of truth or justice q;' speaking untruth r, Tyings, flandering t, backbiting v, detract. ing w, tale-bearing %, whispering y, scoffing z, reviling a,

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ing away from our God, speaking o i Sam. xxii. 9. Then answered oppression and revolt, conceiving Doeg the Edomite, (who was set and uttering from the heart, words over the servants of Saul) and said, of falhood. I saw the son of Jesse coming to / Lev. xix. 11. Ye shall not steal, Nob, to Abimelech the son of Ahi- neither deal falsly, neither lie one tub. v. 10. And he eriquired of the to another. Col. iii. 9. Lie not one Lord for him: and gave him vic. to another, seeing that ye have put tuals, and gave him the sword of off the old man with his deeds. Goliath the Philistine. (Compared Pfal. 1. 20. Thou sitteft and with Pfal. lii.) A psalm of David, fpeakest against thy brother, thou when Doeg the Edomite came and flanderest thine own mothers fan. told Saul,-v. 1. Why boastest thou o Pfal. xv. 3. He that backbiteth thy self in mischief, O mighty not with his tongue, man? &c. to verse 5.

w Jamiiv. 11. Speak not evil one p Pía.lvi. 5. Every day they wrest of another, brethren. He that speakmy words; all their thoughts are a eth evil of his brother, and judgeth gainst me for evit. John ii. 19. Je- his brother, speaketh evil of the law, fus answered and said unto them, and judgeth the law: but if thou: Destroy this temple, and in three judge the law, thou art not a doer days I will raise it up. Compared of the law, but a judge. Jer. xxxviii, with Mat. xxvi..60.--At the last 4. Therefore the princes faid unto: came two false witnesses, v.61. and the king, We beseech thee, let this faid, This fellow said, I am able to man be put to death; for thus he destroy the temple of God, and to weakneth the hands of the men of build it in three days.

war that remain in the city, and the qGen. iii. 5. For God doth know, hands of all the people, in speaking that in the day ye cat thercof, then such words unto them: for this man. your eyes shall be opened': and ye feeketh not the welfare of this peoshall be as gods knowing good and ple, but the hurt. evil. Gen. xxvi. 7. And the men of * Lev. xix. 16. Thou shalt not the place asked him of his wife: and go up and down as a tale-bearer ac he said, She is my filter: for he fear- mong thy people; neither shalt thou ed to say, She is my wife. v.9. And stand against the blood of thy neighAbimelech called Ifaac, and said, bour. I am the Lord. Behold, of a surety she is thy wife:' į Rom. i. 29. Being filled with and how faidit thou, She is my all unrighteousness, fornication, after

wickedness, covetousness, malici, Ifa.lix. 13. In transgresling and qusness; full of envy, murder, delying against the Lord, and depart- bate, deceit, malignity; whisper

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ers , v. 30. backbiters, haters of to preach of thee at Jerusalem, God,

saying, There is a 'king in sudah: z Gen. xxi.9. And Sarah saw the and now shall it be reported to the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which king, according to these worris. fhe had born unto Abraham, mock. Come now therefore, and let us take ing. Compared with Gal. iv, 29. counsel together, v. 8. Then I let But as then he that was born after unto him, faying, There are no the flesh, perfecuted him that was such things done as thou fayet, born after the Spirit, even fo it is but thou feignelt them out of thine now.

own heart, Roin, üril 8. And not Lai Cor. vi. 10. Nor thieves, nor rather as we be flanderously reportcovetous, nor drunkards, 'nor revi: ed, and as some affirm that we tal, lers, nor extortioners, fhall inherit Let us do evil that good may corne; the kingdom of God.

whose damnation is juít. Píalm b Mat. vii. 1. Judge not, that ye lxix. 10. When I wept, and chastbe not judged.

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my soul with fafting, that was ' c As xxviii. 4. And when the to my reproach, 1 Sam. 1. 13. Now barbarians saw the venemous beast Hannah, the spake in her heart, onhang on his hand, they said among ly her lips moved, but her voice was themfelves, No doubt this man is a not heard: therefore Eli thought murderer, whom though he hath fhe had been drunken. V. 14. And efcaped the sea, yet vengeance fuf- Eli said unto her, How long wild fereth not to live.

thou be drunken? put away thy d Gen. xxxviii. 24. And it came wine from thee.

15. And Haas to pass about three months after, nah answeredand said, No, my lord, that it was told Judah, saying, Ta- I am a wonan of a forrowfu! [pirit: mar thy daughter in law hath play- I have drunk neither wine nor trong ed the harlot; and also behold, the drink; but have poured out my fout is with child by whoredom: and Ju- before ihe Lord. 2 Sam. x 3. And dah said, Bring her forth, and let the princes of the children of Amher be burnt. Rom. ii. 1. There- mon faid unto Hanun their lord, fore thou art' inexcusable, Oman, Thinkelt thou that David doth howhosoever thou art that judget: nour thy father, that he hath fent for wherein thou judgest another, comforters unto thee? hath not Dathou condemnest thyself; for thou vid rather sent his servants unto thee that judgest, dost the same things... to search the city, and to spy it out,

Neh. vi. 6. Wherein was writ- and to overthrow it?. ten: It is reported among the hea. f Psal. xii. 2. They speak vanity then, and Gashmu saith it, thatthou every man with his neighbour: with and the Jews think to rebel: forfattering lips, and with a doule which cause thou buildest the wall, heart do they lpaik. v. 3: The that thou mayelt be their king, ac Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, cording to these words. v.7. And and the tongue that speaketh prou! thou hast also appointed prophets things.

ingg, thinking or speaking too highly or too manly of ourfelves or others b; denying the gifts and graces of God i; aggravating smaller faulųsk; hiding, excusing, or extenuating of tins, when called to a free confession /; unnecessary dif

cover2 Tim. iii. 2. For men shall be i Job. xxvii. 5. God forbid that I lovers of their own felves, covetous, should justify you: till I die, I will boz zrs.

not remove my integrity from me. Luke xviii. 9. And he spake this v.6. My righteousness I hold fast, pa je unto certain 'who trulted in and will not let it go: my heart tarra eres that they wererighteous, thall not reproach me so long as I

isiplied others. v. II. And the live. Job iv, 6. Is not this thy fear, Ini ce stood and prayed thus with thy confidence, thy hope, and the

elf, Cod, I thank thee that I am uprightness of thy ways? E is Other men are, extortioners, .: Mat. vii. 3. And why beholdurju, a julterers, or eyen as this est thou the mote that is in thy bropubian. Rom. xii. 16:---- Mind thers, eye, but considereft not the oor high things, but condescend to beam that is in thinę own eye? y. 4. men of low estate. Be not wife in Or how wilt thou say to thy broyour own conceit. 1 Cor. iv.6. And ther, Let me pull out the mote out iba'e things, brethren, I have in a of thine eye'; and behold, a beam is fizire transferred to myself, and to in thine own eye? v. 5. Thou hy. Apollos; for your fakes: that ye pocrite, first cast out the beam out might learn in us not to think of of thine own eye; and then thou men, above that which is written, shalt fee clearly to calt out the mote that no one of you be puffed up for out of thy brothers

eye. one against another. A&s xii. 22. ? Prov. xxviii. 13. He that coverAnd the people gavę a' fhout, fay. eth his fins, thall not prosper; but ing, It is the voice of a god, and not wholo confefseth and forlaketh of a man. Exod. iv. 10. And Mo- them, shall have mercy. Prov. XIX. ses said unto the Lord, O my Lord, 20. Such is the way of an adulte. I am not eloquent, neither hereta- rous woman; she eateth, and wipech fort, nor since thou hast spoken un her mouth, and faith, I have done to thy servant: but I am flow of no wickedness. Gen, ii, 12. And speech, and of a flow tongue. v. 11. the man said, The woman whom And the Lord said unto him, Who thou gavest to be with me, she gave hath made mans mouth? or who' me of the tree, and I did eat. v. maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the 13.-And the woman said, The seeing, or the blind? have not I the serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. Lord? v. 12. Now therefore go, and Jer. ii. 35. Yet thou fayett, Because I will be with thy mouth, and teach I am innocent, surely his anger shall thee what thou shalt say. V., 13. turn from me: behold, I will plead And he said, O my Lord, fend, I with thee; because thou fayet, I pray thee, by the hand of him whom have not sinned. 2 Kings v. 25.thou wilt send, v. 14. And the an-, And Elisha said unto him, Whence ger of the Lord was kindled againt comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Mofes, &c.

Thy feryant wentno whither. Gen.

covering of infirmities m; raising false rumoursn, receiving and countenancing evil reports o, and stopping our ears againft just defence p; evil suspicionq; envying or grieving at the deserved credit of any r, endeavouring or desiring to impair it), rejoicing in their disgrace and infamy t; scornful contemptu,

fond iv. 9. And the Lord said unto Cain, unto him, enviest thod for my fake? Where is Abel thy brother? And he would God that all the Lords peosaid, I know not; Am I my brothers ple were prophets, and that the keeper?

Lord would put his Spirit upon m Gen. ix 22. And Ham the father them. Mat. xxi. 15. And when the of Canaan saw the nakedness of his chiefpriests and scribes saw the wonfather, and told his two brethren derful things that he did, and the without. Prov. xxv. 9. Debate thy children crying in the temple, and cause with thy neighbour himself; saying, Hofanna to the Son of Da and discover not a secret to another: vid; they were sore'displeased. v. 10. Left he that heareth it put SEzra iv. 12. Be it known unto thee to shame, and thine infamy the king, that the Jews who came turn not away.

up from thee to us, are come unto n Exod. xxiii. 1. Thou shalt not Jerusalem, building the rebellious raise a falfe report: put not thine and the bad city, and have set up hand with the wicked to be an un. the walis thereof, and joined the righteous witness.

foundations, vi 13. Be it know o Prov. xxix. 12. If a ruler heark

now unto the king, that if this cien to lies, all his servants arc wick- ty bę builded, and the walls set up ed.

again, then will they not pay toll, pAets vii. 56. And (Stephen) said, tribute, and custom, and so thou Behold, I see the heavens opened, fhalt endamage the revenue of the and the Son of man standing on the kings. right hand of God. v.57. Then ! Jer. xlviii. 27. For was not If-'. they cried out with a foud voice, rael a derision unto thee? was he. and stopped their ears - Job xxxi. found among thieves: for since thou 13. If I did despise the cause of my fpakeit of him, thou skippedit_for man-fervant or of my maid-fervant, joy. when they contended with me': v. v Psa. xxxv. 15. But in mine ad14. What then shall I do when God verfity they rejoiced, and gathered rifeth up? and when he visiteth, 'themselves together: yea, the abwhat shall I answer him?

jects gathered themselves together qi Cor. xiii. 5o (Charity) doth againit me. v. 16. With'hypocrinot behave itself unleemly, Teeketh tical mockers in feaits: they gnashed not her own, is not easily provoked, upon me with their teeth. v.21. thinketh no evil. 1 Tim. vi. 4 He Yea, they opened their mouth wide is proud, knowing nothing, but dote against me, and said, Aha, aha, our ing about questions and trifes of eye hath seen it. Mat. xxvii. 28. words, whereof cometh envy, strife, And they stripped him, and put ori railings, evil furmisings.

him a scarlet robe. v. 29. And when Numb. xi. 29. And Moses said they had platted a crown of thorns,

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