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Q. 146. Which is the tenth commandment?

A. The tenth commandmentis, Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-fervant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's a,

Q. 147. What are che duties required in the tenth commandment?

A. The duties required in the tenth commandment are, such a full conteniment with our own condition b, and such a chari. table frame of the whole foul toward our neighbour, as that all our inward motions and affections touching him, tend unto, and further all that good which is his ć.

Q. 148. they put it on his head, and a reed this folly. v. 13. And I, whither in his right hand: and they bowed thall I cause my ihame to go? And the knee before him, and mocked as for thee thou shalt be as one of the him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews. fools in Ifrael: now therefore,

w Jude 16. These are murmu Prov, v. 8. Remove thy way far rers, complainers, walking after from her, and come not nigh the their own luits; and their mouth door of her house: v.9. Lelt thou speaketh great fwelling words, hav. give thine honour unto others, and ing mens persons in admiration thy years unto the cruel. Prov. vi. because of advantage. Acts. xii. 33. A wound and dishonour shall he 22. And the people gave a thout, get, and his reproach thall not be saying, It is the voice of a god, and wiped away. not of a man.

146.a Exod. xx. 17. * Rom. i. 31. Without under 147.6 Heb. xiii. 5. Let your constanding, covenant-breakers, versation be without covetousness; 2 Tim. ii. 3. Without natural af- and be content with such things as fection, truce-breakers, false accu. ye have: for he hath said, I will nesers,

ver leave thee, nor forsake thee. g i Sam. ii. 24. Nay, my sons: for 1 Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with it is no good report that I hear; ye contentment is great gain. make the Lords people to tranfgrefs. c Job xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at the

z 2 Sam, xiii. 12. And she answer destruction of him that hated me, ed him, Nay, my brother, do not or lift up myself when evil found force me: for no such things ought him. Rom. xii. 15. Rejoice with to be done in Israel: do not thou them that do rejoice, and weep with

Q. 148. What are the fins forbidden in the tenth commandment?

A. The fins forbidden in the tenth commandment are, discontentment with our own estated; envying e and grieving at the good of our neighbourf, together with all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his g.

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them that weep. Psa.cxxii. 7. Peace murmur ye, as some of them also be within thy walls, and prosperity murmured, and were destroyed of within thy palaces. v. 8. For my the destroyer. brethren and companions fake, I e Gal. v. 26. Let us not be defir. will now say, Peace be within thee. ous of vain-glory, provokingone anv. 9. Because of the house of the other, envying one another. Jam. Lord our God, I will seek thy good. ii. 14. But if ye have bitter envying i Tim. i. 5. Now the end of the and strife in your hearts, glory not: commandment is charity, out of a and lie not against the truth. v. 16. pure heart, and of a good consci- For where envying and strife is, ence, and of faith unfeigned. Esther there is confusion, and every evil *. 3. For Mordecai the Jew was next > work. unto king Ahasuerus, and great a fPfal.cxii. 9. He hath dispersed, mong the Jews, and accepted of the he hath given to the poor; his righmultitude of his brethren,, fecking teousness endureth forever; his horn the wealth of his people, and ipeaks shall be exalted with honour, v. 10. ing peace to all his feed. 1 Cor. xiii. The wicked thall see it, and be griev4. Charity suffereth long, and is ed: he shall gnash with his teeth, and kind; charity envieth not; charity melt away: the defire of the wicked vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, shall perish. Neh. ii. 10. When SanV.5. doth not behave itself unseem- ballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the ly, seeketh not her own, is not eafi- fervant the Ammonite, heard of it, ly provoked, thinketh no evil, v.6. it grieved them exceedingly that rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoic- there was come a man to leek the eth in the truth: 7. 7. Beareth all welfare of the children of Israel. things, believeth all things, hopeth & Rom. vii. 7. What shall we say all things, endureth all things. then? Is the law fin? God forbid.

148.d 1 Kings xxi. 4. And Ahab Nay, I had not known sin, but by came into his house, heavy and dif- the law: for I had not known luft, pleased, because of the word which except the law had said, Thou shalt Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to not covet. v.8. But sin taking occahim: for he had said, I will not give fion by the commandment, wrought thee the inheritance of my fathers: in me all manner of concupiscence. and he laid him down upon his bed For without the law fin was dead. and turned away his face, and would Rom. xiii. 9. For this, Thou shalt eat no bread. Eth. v. 13. Yet all not commit adultery, Thou shalt this availeth me nothing, so long as not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou I see Mordecai the Jew litting at the shalt not bear false witness, Thou king's gate. i Cor. x. 10. Neither shalt not covet; and if there be any

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Q. 149. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?

A. No man is able, either of himself b, or by any grace received in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of Godi; but doth daily break them in thoughtk, word, and deed l. other commandment, it is briefly that ye would. Rom. vii, 18. For I comprehended in this saying, name- know, that in me, -(that is in my ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour flesh) dwelleth no good thing: for as thyself. Col.ü.s.Mortify there to will is present with me; but how fore your members which are upon to perform that which is good, I the carth; fornication, uncleanness, find not. v. 19. For the good that inordinate affection, evil concupi- I would, I do not, but the evil which scence, and covetousness, which is I would not, that do I. idelatry. Deut. v.21. Neither shalt k Gen. vi. 5. And God saw that thou desire thy neighbour's wife,

the wickedness of man was great in neither shalt thou covet thy neigh- the earth, and that every imaginabour's house, his field, or his man tion of the thoughts of his heart was servant, or his maid-fervant, his ox, only evil continually. Gen. viii. 21. or his ass, or any thing that is thy - And the Lord said in his heart, I neighbours.

will curse the ground no more for 149.b Jam. iii. 2. For in many man's fake; for the imagination of things we offend all. If any man of man's heart is evil from his youth: fend not in word, the fame is a per i Rom. iii. 9.-We have before feat man, and able also to bridle the proved both Jews and Gentiles, that whole body. John xv. 5. I am the they are all under fin; v. 10. As it vine, ye are the branches: he that is written, There is none righteous, abideth in me, and I in him, the no not one: v. 11. There is none fame bringeth forth much fruit: for that understandeth, there is none without me yecan do nothing. Rom. that seeketh after God. v. 12. They viii. 3. For what the law could not are all gone out of the way, they do, in that it was weak through the are together become unprofitable, flesh, God sending his own Son in there is none that doth good, no not the likeness of sinful flesh, and for one: v. 13. Their throat is an open fin condemned fin in the flesh. fepulchre: with their tongues they

i Eccl. vii. 20. For there is not a have used deceit, the poison of asps juft man upon earth, that doth good, is under their lips: v. 14. Whole and finneth not. i John i. 8. If we mouth is full of cursing and bittersay that we have no fin, we deceive nefs. v. 15. Their feet are swift to ourselves, and the truth is not in us. Thed blood. v. :6. Destruction and V. 10. If we fay that we have not misery are in their ways: v. 17. And linned, we make him a liar, and his the way of peace have they not word is not in us. Gal. v. 17. For known. v. 18. There is no fear of the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, God before their eyes. v. 19. Now and the Spirit against the flesh: and we know that what things soever these are contrary the one to the o the law faith, it faith to them who ther; so that ye cannot do the things are under the law: that every mouth

Q. 150. Are all transgressions of the law of God equally hainous in themselves, and in the sight of God?

A. All transgressions of the law of God are not equally hainous: but some fins in themselves, and by reason of feveral aggravations, are more hainous in the light of God than others m.

Q. 151. What are those aggravations that make some lins more hainous than others?

A. Sins receive their aggravations,

1. From the persons offendingn: If they be of riper ageo, greater experience or gracep; eminent for professiong,

gifts, may be stopped, and all the world that handle the law, knew me not: may become guilty before God, the pastors also transgressed against James iii. from verse 2. to 13. For me, and the prophets prophefied by in many things we offend all, Baal, and walked after things that

150. m John xix. 11. Jesus an do not profit. fwered, Thou couldst have no pow • Job xxxii. 7. I said, Days should er at all against me, except it were speak, and multitude of years should given thee from above: therefore he teach wisdom, v.9. Great men are that delivered me unto thee hath the Rotalways wise: neither do the aged greater fin. Ezek. viii. 6.—But turn understand judgment. Eccl. iv. 13. thee yet again, and thou shalt see Better is a poor and a wise child, greater abominations.v.13.-Turn than an old and foolish king, who thee yet again, and thou shalt see, will no more be admonished. greafer abominations that they do. p i Kings xi. 4. For it came to v. 15.-Turn thee yet again, and pass when Solomon was old, that thou shalt see greater abon.inations his wives turned away his heart af. than these. i Johnv. 16. If any man ter other gods: and his heart was fee his brother sin a fin which is not not perfect with the Lord his God, unto death, he shall ask, and he shall as was the heart of David his fagive him life for them that sin not ther. v. 9. And the Lord was angry unto death. There is a sin unto with Solomon, because his heart was death: I do not say that he shall turned from the Lord God of Ifrael, pray for it. Pfal. lxxviii. 17. And which hadappeared unto him twice, they finned yet more against him, 9 2 Sam. xii. 14. Howbeit, beby provoking the most High in the cause by this deed thou hast given wilderness. v. 32. For all this they great occasion to the enemies of the finned (till: and believed not for his Lord to blaspheme, the child that wonderous works. v. 56. Yet they is born unto thee Thall surely die. tempted and provoked the most high 1 Cor. v. 1. It is reported commonly God, and kept not his testimonies. that there is fornication among you,

151. ^ Jer. ii. 8. The priests said and such fornication asisnotsomuch not, Where is the Lord? and they as named among the Gentiles, that

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2. From one should have his father's wife. cloud of incense went up. v. 12.

James iv. 17. Therefore to him Then said he unto me, Son of man, that knoweth to do good, and doth hast thou seen what the ancients of it not, to him it is fin. Luke xii. 47. the house of Israel do in the dark, And that servant who knew his every man in the chambers of his is lord's will, and prepared not him- magery? for they say, The Lord felf, neither did according to his seeth us not, the Lord hath forsaken will, shall be beaten with many

the earth. stripes. v. 48. But he that knew not, v Rom, ii. 17. Behold, thou art and did commit things worthy of called a Jew, and restest in the law, stripes, shall be beaten with few and makelt thy boat of God; v. 18. stripes. For unto whomsoever much , and knowest his will, 19.

And is given, of him shall be much re art confident that thou thyself art quired: and to whom men have com a guide of the blind, a light of them mitted much, of him they will alk who are in darkness, v. 20. an inthe more.

structer of the foolilla, a teacher of S Jer.v.4. Therefore I said, Sure båbes ---V. 21. Thou therefore who ly these are poor, they are foolish: teacheit another, teachelt thou not for they know not the way of the thyself? Thouthat preachest a man Lord, nor the judgment of their should not steal, doit thou steal? v. God, v. 5. I will get me unto the 22. Thou that fayeft a man thould greatmen, and will speakuntothem: not commitadultery, dost thou comfor they have known the way of the mit adultery? Thou that abhorrest Lord, and the judgment of their idois, dost thou commit facrilege? God: but these have altogether bro. v. 23. Thou that makest thy boast ken the yoke, and bụrst the bonds. of the law, thro' breaking the law, 1 2 Sam. xii. 7. And Nathan faid dishonourest thou God? v.

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For to David, thou art the man, Thus the name of God is blasphemed afaith the Lord God of Israel, I a- mong the Gentiles, through you. nointed thee king over Israel,

w Gal. ii. 11. But when Peter 8. And I gave thee thy master's was come to Antioch, I withstood house, and thy master's wives into him to the face, because lie was to thy bosom, and gave thee the house be blamed. v, 12. For before that of Israel and cf Judah: and if thật certain came from James, he did eat had been too little, I would more with tlie Gentiles: but when they over have given unto thee such and were come, he withdrew, and lesuch things. v. 9. Wherefore haft parated himself, fearing there who thou despised the commandment of were of the circumcision. v. 13. And the Lord, to do evil in his fight?--- the other Jews dissembled likewise Ezek, viii. 11. And there stood be. with him; insomuch that Barnaba's fore them seventy men of the anci also was carried away with their difents of the house of Israel, and in fimulation. y. 14. But when I saw the midst of them stood Jaazaniah that they walked not uprightly, acthe son of Shaphan, with every man cording to the truth of the gospel, his censer in his hand, and a thick I said unto Peter before them all,

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