flattering f, vain-glorious boasting g, thinking or speaking too highly or too meanly of ourselves or others b; denying the gifts and graces of God i; aggravating smaller


therefore, and let us take counsel b Luke xviii. 9. And he spakę together. v. 8. Then I sent unto this parable unto certain who trust him, saying. There are no fuched in themselves that they were things done as thou sayest, but thou righteous, and despised others. v. feigoelt them out of thine own heart. 11. And the Pharisee stood and Rom iii. 8. And not rather as we prayed thus with himself ; God, I be Nanderously reported, and as thank thee that I am not as other some affirm that we say, Let us do men are, extortioners, unjust, adul. evil that good may come ; whofe terers, or even as this publican. damnation is just. Psalm 1xix. 10. Rom. xii. 16. Mind not high things, When I wept, and chastened my but condescend to men of low eltate. soul with fasting, that was to my re- Be not wise in your own conceit. I proach. 1 Sam. i. 13. Now Han. Cor. iv 6 And these things, bre. nah she fpake in her heart, only thren, I have in a figure transferred her lips moved, but her voice was to myself, and to Apollos, for your not heard : therefore Eli thought fakes: that ye might learn in us not she had been drunken. 0.14. And to think of men above that which Eli said unto her, How long wilt is written, that no one of you be thou be drunken ? Put away thy puffed up for one against another. wine from thee. v, 15. And Han- A&s xii. 22. And the people gave nah answered and said, No, my a shout, saying, It is the voice of a Lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful God, and not of a man. Exod.iv.10. spirit: I have drunk neither wine And Moses said unto the Lord, O nor strong drink; but have poured my Lord, I am not eloquent, nei

soul before the Lord. 2 Sam. ther heretofore, nor since thou hast X. 3. And the princes of the chil. spoken unto thy fervant: but I am dren of Ammon faid unto Hanun Now of speech, and of a flow tongue. their lord, Thinkest thou that Da- v, 11. And the Lord said unto him, vid doch honour thy father, that he who hath made mari's mouth ? or hath sent comforters unto thee? who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or hath not David rather sent his fer. the feeing, or the blind? have not vants unto thee to search the city, I the Lord : v. 12. Now therefore and to ipy it out, and to overthrow go, and, I will be with thy mouth, it?

and teach thee what thou shalt fay. f Pfal. xii. 2. They speak vanity v. 13. And he faid, O my Lord, every man with his neighbour: with fend, I pray thee, by the hand of flattering lips, and with a double him whom thou wilt send. heart do they speak. v. 3. The And the anger of the Lord was kind. Lord fhall cut off all flattering lips led against Mofes, &c. and the tongue that speaketh proud i Job xxvii. 5. God forbid that things.

I should justify you: till I die, I will g 2 Tim. iii. 2. For men shall be not remove my integrity from me. lovers of their own selves, covetous v. 6. My righteousness I hold talt, boalters,


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faults k; hiding, excusing, or extenuating of fins, when called to a free confession l; unnecessary discovering af infirmities m; raising false rumours n, receiving and countenancing evil reports, and stopping our ears against just defencep; evil suspis cion q; envying or grieving at thię deserved credit of any r,


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and will not let it go: my heart ther's keeper? thall not reproach me fo long as I m Gen. ix. 22. And Ham the fa, live. Job. iv. 6. Is not this thyther of Canaan-faw the nakedness fear, thy confidence, thy hope, and of his father, and told his two brethe uprightness of thy ways? thren without. Prov. xxv. 9. De

k Mat. vii. 3 And why beholdest bate thy cause with thy neighbour thou the more that is in thy brother's himself; and discover not a secret eye, but considerelt not the beam to another : v. 10. Left he that that is in thine owo eye ? v. 4 Or heareth it, put thee to shame, and how wilt ihou say to thy brother, thine infamy turn not away. Let me pull out the mote out of n Exod. xxiii. 1. Thou shalt not thine eye ; and behold, a beam is in raise a false report : put not thine thine own eye? v. 5, Thou hypo- hand with the wicked to be an uncrite, first cait out the beam out of righteous witness. thine own eye; and then thou shalt Prov. xxix. 12. If a ruler hearken see clearly to cast out the mote out, to lies, all his servants are wicked. of thy brother's eye.

p Aets vii. 56. And (Stephen faid) I Prov. xxviii. 13. He that cover. Behold, I see the heavens opened, eth his fins, shall not prosper ; but and the Son of man handing on the wholo confeffech and forsaketh them, right-hand of God. shall have mercy. Prov. xxv. 20. they cried out with a loud voice, Such is the way of an adulterous and stopped their ears.-- Job xxxi. woman: she eateth, and wipeth her 13. If I did despise the cause of my mouth, and faith, I have done no man-servant or of my maid-ferrant, wickedness. Gen. iii. 12. And the when they contended with me: y, man said, The woman, whom thau 14. What then shall I do when God gavelt to be with me, she gave me riseth up ? and when he visitech, of the tree, and I did eat. v.13. what shall I answer him? and the woman said, The serpent q 1 Cor. xiii. 5. (Charity) doth beguiled me, and I did eat. Jer. ii. not be bave itself unseemly, seeketh 35. Yet thou sayest, Because I am not her own, is not easily provoked, innocent, surely his anger shall turn thinketh no evil. 1 Tim. iv. 4, from me: behold, I will plead with He is proud, knowing nothing, but thee; because thou fayest, I have doting about questions and Arifes of not finded. 2 Kings v 25.-And words, whereof cometh envy, Atrife, Elisha faid unto him, Whence comelt railings, evil.furmisings. thou, Gehazi ? and he said, Thy Numb. xi. 29. Apd Moses said fervant went no whither. Gen. iv 9. unto him, Enviest thou for my fake ? And the Lord said unto Cain, would God that all the Lord's peo. Where is Abel thy brother and be ple were prophets, and that the {id, knøy not; Am I my bro



endeavouring or defiring to impair it s, rejoicing in their disgrace and infamy t ; scornful contemptv, fond admiration breach of lawful promises x; neglecting such things as are of good report y: and raising or not avoiding ourselves, or not hindering what we can in others, such things as procure an ill

. 146. Which is the tenth commandment? À. The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt not covet thy peighbour's house, thou lhalt not covet thy neighbour's wife

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Lord would put his Spirit upon him a scarlet robe, V, 29. and them. Mat. xxi. 15. and when the when they had platted a crown of chief priests and scribes saw the won thorns, they put it on his head, and derful things that he did, and the a reed in his right hand : and they children cryiog in the temple, and bowed the knee before him, and faying, Holanna to the son of Da. mocked him, saying, Hail, king of vid; they were fore displeased. the Jews.

Ezra iv. 12. Be it known unto w Jude 16. These are murmur. the king, that the Jews who came ers, complainers, walking after their wp from thee to us, are come unto own lusts; and their mouth speakJerusalem, building the rebellious eth great swelling words, having and the bad city, and have set up mens persons in admiration becaufe the walls thereof, and joined the of advantage. Atts xii. 22. and foundations. V. 13.' Be it known the people gave a shout, saying, lc now unto the king, that if this city is the voice of a god, and not of a be builded, and the walls set up again, then will they not pay toll, *Rom.i. 31. Without understandtribute, and custom, and fo thou ing, covenant breakers.--2 Tim iii. fhalt endamage the revenue of the 3. Without natural affection, trucekings.

breakers, false accusers. * Jer, xlviii. 27. For was not if

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fons: rael a derision unto thee? was he for it is no good report that I hear; found among thieves ? for since thou ye make the Lord's people to transfpakeft of him, thou skippedit for gress. joy.

% 2 Sam. xiii. 12. And she answerv Pfal: xxxv. 15. But in mine ad. ed him, Nay, my brother, do not versity they rejoiced, and gathered force me: for no such thing ought themselves together : yea, the ab- 'to be done in Israel: do not thou jects gathered themselves together this folly. 1.13. and I, whither against me..--v. 16. With hypocri. fall I cause my shame to go and tical mockers in fealts: they goashed as for thee thou shalt be as one of upon me with their teeth. v. 21. the fools in Israel: now therefore, Yea, they opened their mouth wide Prov. v. 8. Remove thy way far · against me, and said, "Aha, aba, from her, and come not nigh the our'eye bath seen it. Mar. xxvii. 28. door of her house : v.9. Lest thou Bod they fripped him and put on give thine honour unto others, and

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nor his man-fervant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his afs, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's

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

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

Q. 148. What are the fins forbidden in the tenth command

A. The fins forbidden in the tenth commandment are, discontentment with our own estate d; envying e and grieving at



thy years unto the cruel. Prov. vi. seeking the wealth of his people, 33. a wound and dishonour shall he and speaking peace to all his feed. get, and his reproach shall not be 1 Cor. xiii. 4. Charity fuffereth wiped away,

long, and is kind; charity envieth 146. a Exod. XI. 17.

not; charity vaunteth not itself, is 147. b Heb. xiii. 5. Let your not puffed up, v.5. Doth not behave eonversation be without covetous- itself unseemly, seeketh not her dels; and be content with such own, is not easily provoked, thinkthings as you have : for he hath said, eth no evil, v 6. Rejoiceth not in I will never leave thee, nor forsake iniquity, but rejoiceth in the trath: thee. Tim. vi 6. But godliness v.7. Bearech all things, believeth with contentment is great gain all things, hopeth all things, en

© Job xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at dureth all things. the destruction of him that hated 148. d 1 Kings xxi. 4. And Ahab me, or lift up myself when evil came into his house, heavy and disfound him Rom. xii. 15. Rejoice pleased, because of the word which with them that do rejoice, and weep Naboth the Jezreelite had spoken to with them that weep. Psal cxxii. 7. him: for be had said, I will not Peace be within thy walls, and pro- give thee the inheritance of my fafperity within thy palaces. v. 8. thers': and he laid him down upon For my brethren and companions his bed and turned away his face, fake, I will now fay, Peace be with- and would eat no bread. Edh, v. 13, in thee, v.9. Because of the house Yet all this availeth me nothing, so of the Lord our God, I will seek thy long as I see Mordecai the Jew fit, good. i Tim. i. 5. Now the end ting at the king's gate. 1 Cor. x. 10, of the commandment is charity, out Neither murmur ye, as some of them of a pure heart, and of a good con- also murmured, and were destroyed science, and of faith unfeigned. of the destroyer. Eth. x. 3.. For Mordecai the Jew € Gal. v. 26. Let us not be dewas next unto king Ahasuerus, aid firous of vain-glory, provoking one great among the Jews, and accept- another, envying one another. Jam, ed of the multicude of his brethren,

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the good of our neighbour f, together with all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his Q. 149.


any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?

A. Noman isable,either of himself b, or by any grace received in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God i;


jii. 14. But if ye have bitter envying upon the earth; fornication, unand strife in your hearts, glory not: cleanness, inordinate affection, evil and lie not again't the truth. v. 16. concupiscence, and covetousness, For where envying and strife is, there which is idolatry. Deut. v. 21. is confusion and every evil work. Neither shalt thou desire thy neigh

/ Plal cxii. 9 He hath dispersed, bour's wife, neither shalt thou covet he hath given to the poor; his righ- thy neighbour's houle, his field, or teousness endureth for ever; his his man-servant, or his maid-serhoro shall be exalted with honour. vant, his ox, or his ass, or any V. 10 The wicked shall see it, and thing that is thy neighbour's. be grieved: he shall gnash with his 149. b Jam. iii. 2. For in many teeth, and melt away: the desire of things we offend all. If any man the wicked shall perish Neb. ii. 10.

offend not in word, the same is a When Sanballat the Horonite, and perfect man, and able also to bridle Tobiah the servant the Ammonite, the whole body. John xv. s. I am heard of it, it grieved them exceed the vine, ye are the branches : he ingly that there was come a man to that abideth in me, and I in him, seek the welfare of the children of the fame bringeth forth much fruit: Ifrael.

for without ne you can do nothing. 8 Rom. vii 7. What shall we say Rom viii. 3. For what the law then ? Is the law fio? God forbid. could not do, in that it was weak Nay, I had not known fin but by through the flesh, God fending his the law : for I had not known luft, own Son in the likeness of sinful except the law had said, Thou falt flesh, and for lin condemned sin in not covet. v. 8. But fin taking the feh. occasion by the commandment,

i Eccl. vii. 20 For there is not a wrought in me all manner of con- just man upon earth, that doih cupiscence. For without the law good, and finneth not. 1 John i. 8., fin was dead. Rom xiii. 9. For If we lay ihat we have no lin, we this, Thou shalt not commit adul. deceive ourselves, and the truth is not tery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou in us v. 10 It we say that we have Thall not steal, Thou shalt not not fionell, we make him a liar and, bear false witness, Thou shalt pot his word is not in us. Gal. v. covet; and if there be any other for the flesh lusteth again the Spicommandment, it is briefly com rit, and the Spirit against the flesh: prehended in this faying. Dame and there are contrary the one to ly, Thou shalt love thy neighbour the other; so that ye cannot do the as thyself. Col. iii 5. Mortify things that ye would. Rom. vii. 18. therefore your members which are for I know, that in me, (that is in


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