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but he that committeth fornication imagination (or stubbornness) of mine sinneth against his own body.-1 Cor. heart, to add drunkenness to thirst; vi. 9, 10. 13, 15, 16, 18. x. 8. Eph. the Lord will not spare him; but v. 5, 6.

then the anger of the Lord, and his If they cannot contain, let them jealousy, shall smoke against that marry; for it is better to marry than man, &c.—Deut. xxix. 18–20. to burn.-1 Cor. vii. 9.

Nabal's heart was merry within I fear, &c. my God will humble me him : for he was very drunken.among you: and that I shall bewail 1 Sam. xxv. 36. many which have sinned already, and When David had called Uriah, he have not repented of the uncleanness, did eat and drink before him : and and fornication, and lasciviousness he made him drunk.—2 Sam. xi. 13. which they have committed.--2 Cor. When Elah was drinking himself xii. 20, 21.

drunk in the house of Arsa, Zimri The works of the flesh are mani- smote him and killed him.—1 Kings fest, which are these, fornication, un- xvi. 9, 10. cleanness, lasciviousness.-Gal. v. 19. Benhadad was drinking himself

But fornication and all uncleanness, drunk in the pavilions, when Israel &c. let it not be once named amongst came and slew the Syrians.- Kings you, as becometh saints, &c. because xx. 16. 19, 20. of these things cometh the wrath of And they gave them drink in vesGod upon the children of disobedi- sels of gold, &c. and royal wine in ence (or unbelief).—Eph. v. 3. 6. abundance, according to the state of

Mortify therefore your members the king; and the drinking was acwhich are upon the earth, fornica- cording to law, none did compel : for tion, uncleanness,inordinate affection, so the king had appointed to all the &c. put away filthy communications officers of his house, that they should out of your mouth.-Col. iii. 5. 8. do according to every man's pleasure.

Whoremongers, &c. God will — Esth. i. 7,8. judge.—Heb. xiii. 4.

They that sat in the gate spake But the, &c. and whoremongers, against me, and I was the song of the &c. shall have their part in the lake drunkards.-Ps. Ixix. 12. which burneth, &c.-Rev. xxi. 8. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is

raging, and whosoever is deceived | CHAP. LXII.

thereby, is not wise.—Prov. xx. l.

Be not amongst wine bibbers, OF DRUNKENNESS.

amongst riotous eaters of flesh; for And Noah drank of the wine, and the drunkard and the glutton shall was drunken, and he was uncovered come to poverty.—Prov. xxiii. 20, 21. within his tent.-Gen. ix. 21.

It is not for kings to drink wine, Lot's daughters made him drink nor for princes strong drink; lest wine, so that they lay with him, and they drink and forget the law, and he knew not when they lay down, nor pervert the judgment of any of the when they rose.-Gen. xix, 32, &c. afflicted.—Prov. xxxi. 4, 5.

This our son is a glutton and a Woe unto them that rise up early drunkard : and all the men of his city in the morning, that they may follow shall stone him.-Deut. xxi. 20, 21. strong drink, that continue until night,

Lest there should be among you a till wine inflame them, &c. Woe unto root that beareth gall and wormwood; them that are mighty to drink wine, and it come to pass when he heareth and men of strength to mingle strong the words of this curse, that he bless drink.- Isa. v. 11. 22. himself in his heart, saying, I shall The earth shall reel to and fro like have peace, though I walk in the a drunkard.—Isa. xxiv. 20.

They also have erred through wine, One is hungry, and another is and through strong drink are out of drunken, &c.—1 Cor. xi. 21. the way: the priests and the prophet Now the works of the flesh are mahave erred through strong drink, they nifest, which are these, &c. envyings, are swallowed up of wine: they are murders,drunkenness, revellings, and out of the way through strong drink, such like; of the which I tell you bethey err in vision; they stumble in fore, as I have also told you in time judgment: for all tables are full of past, that they which do such things, vomit and filthiness.--Isa. xxviii. shall not inherit the kingdom of God. 7,8.

-Gal. v. 19. 21. His watchmen are blind, &c. Come Be not drunk with wine, wherein ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we is excess: but be filled with the Spirit. will fill ourselves with strong drink; Eph. v. 18. and to-morrow shall be as this day, They that be drunken, are drunken and much more abundant.--Isa. lvi. in the night: but let us, who are of 10–12.

the day, be sober.—1 Thess. v. 7,8. Awake, ye drunkards, and weep, and howl, all ye drinkers of wine; be

CHAP. LXIII. cause of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth.-Joel i. 5.

OF COVETOUSNESS. Woe to them that are at ease in Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's Zion, &c. that drink wine in bowls. house, &c. nor any thing that is thy -Amos vi. 1. 6.

neighbour's.--Exod. xx. 17. While they are drunken as drunk Balaam, for profit, would have ards, they shall be devoured as stub- cursed Israel.-Numb. xxii. ble full dry.--Nahum i. 10.

Achan's covetous desire of the Woe unto him that giveth his silver, and wedge of gold, and Babyneighbour drink, that puttest thy bot- lonish garment, gave Israel trouble, tle to him, and makest him drunken and brought ruin upon himself, his also, that thou mayest look on their children, and his substance.-Josh, nakedness.-Hab. ii. 15.

vii. 5. 18–20. 24, 25. If that evil servant shall begin to The Lord maketh poor, and maketh smite his fellow servants, and to eat rich, &c.--1 Sam. ii. 7, 8. and drink with the drunken, the Ahab's covetousness of Naboth's Lord of that servant shall come in a vineyard, troubled Ahab, caused Naday, &c.—Matt. xxiv. 48-50. Luke both's murder, and Ahab's destrucxii. 45.

tion.—1 Kings xxi, 1–4. xxii. Others mocking, said, These men Gehazi's covetousness of Naaman's are full of new winė. But Peter, &c. gifts, procured the leprosy upon himsaid, These are not drunken, as ye self.--2 Kings v. 20—22. 27. suppose, seeing it is but the third Incline my heart unto thy testimohour of the day.-Acts ii. 13-15. nies, and not to covetousness.-Ps.

Let us walk honestly, as in the cxix. 36. day; not in rioting and drunkenness. He that is greedy of gain, troubleth Rom. xiii. 13.

his own house; but he that hateth I have written unto you not to keep gifts shall live.- Prov. xv. 27. company, &c.if any man that is called Give me neither poverty nor riches; a brother, be, &c, a drunkard, or an feed me with food convenient for extortioner, with such an one no not me; lest I be full, and deny thee, to eat.-1 Cor. v. 11.

and say, Who is the Lord ?-Prov. Be not deceived; neither fornica- xxx. 8, 9. tors, &c. nor drunkards, shall inherit Woe unto him that coveteth an evil the kingdom of God. -1, 10, covetousness to his house, that he

may set his nest on bigh.-Hab. ii, temptation, and a snare, and into 9, 10.

many foolish and hurtful lusts, which Lay not up for yourselves treasures drown men in destruction and perupon earth, where moth and rust dition : for the love of money is the doth corrupt, and where thieves break root of all evil; which while some through and steal, &c. for where coveted after, they have erred from your treasure is, there will your heart the faith, and pierced themselves be also, &c. I say unto you, Take through with many sorrows. But no thought for your life, what you thou, O man of God, flee these things. shall eat, or what you shall drink; - 1 Tim. vi. 7—10. nor yet for your body what you shall Let your conversation be without put on, &c. behold the fowls of the covetousness, and be content with air ; for they sow not, neither do such things as ye have: for he hath they reap, yet your heavenly Father said, I will never leave thee, nor forfeedeth them; are ye not much bet- sake thee.--Heb. xi. 5. ter than they? Which of you, by Love not the world, neither the taking thought, can add one cubit things that are in the world. If any unto his stature ?---Matt. vi. 19. man love the world, the love of the 25—27.

Father is not in him.-- John ü. Judas's covetousness led him to 15, 16. offer to the chief priests to betray Christ, and to covenant with them

CHAP. LXlv. for thirty pieces of silver to perform it.-Matt. xxvi. 14-16.

OF THEFT. Take heed, and beware of covet- LaBan charged Jacob, bis daughter's ousness : for a man's life consisteth husband, with stealing his gods. not in the abundance of the things Gen. xxxi. 30. which he possesseth.—Luke xii. 15. Thou shalt not steal.-Exod. xx. 15.

Being filled with all unrighteous. The many laws about stealing. ness, &c. covetousness, &c. God Exod. xxii. 1-4. gave them over to a reprobate mind, Ye shall not steal, &c. Thou shalt &c.—Rom. i. 28, 29.

not defraud thy neighbour, neither I have written unto you not to rob him. The wages of him that is keep company, if any man that is hired, shall not abide with thee all called a brother, be a fornicator, or night, until the morning.-Levit. xix. covetous.- 1 Cor. v. 11.

11. 13. The unrighteous shall not inherit When thou sawest a thief, then the kingdom of God, &c. nor covet- thou consentedst with him.-Ps.1.18. ous.- 1 Cor. vi. 9, 10. Eph. v.5. Will ye steal, &c. and come and

Covetousness, let it uot be once stand before me in this house? Jer. named amongst you, as becometh vii. 7.9, 10. saints, &c. for because of these things By killing and stealing, &c. therecometh the wrath of God upon the fore shall the land mourn.-Hosea children of disobedience.-Eph.v.3.6. iv. 2, 3.

Mortify therefore your members Every one that stealeth, shall be which are upon the earth, &c. Co- cut off, &c. and the curse shall enter vetousness, which is idolatry.-Col. into the house of the thief.--Zech. v. üi. 5.

3, 4. We brought nothing into this Those things which proceed out of world, and it is certain we can carry the mouth, come forth from the heart, nothing out; and having food and &c. as thefts.- Matt. xv. 18,19. raiment, let us be therewith content. Judas saith, Why was not this But they that will be rich, fall into ointment sold ? &c. This he said,

not that he cared for the poor, but Lie not one to another, seeing that because he was a thief.-John xii. ye have put off the old man with his 4-6.

deeds.-Col. iö. 9. Thou that preachest, a man should The law is made for the lawless, not steal, dost thou steal?-Rom. &c. for liars. 1 Tim. i. 9, 10. ii. 21.

All liars shall have their part in Know ye not that the unrighteous the lake which burneth with fire and shall not inherit the kingdom of God? brimstone, which is the second death, &c. nor thieves.—1 Cor. vi. 9, 10. &c. There shall in no wise enter into

Let him that stole, steal no more; the New Jerusalem any thing that but rather let him labour, working defileth, neither whatsoever worketh with his hands. Eph. iv. 28. abomination, or maketh a lie.-Rev.

Exhort servants to be obedient, &c. xxi. 8. 27. not purloining, but shewing all good For without are dogs, and sorcerers, fidelity.---Titus ii. 9, 10.

&c. and whosoever loveth and maketh

a lie.- Rev. xxii. 15. CHAP. LXV. OF LYING AND EQUIVOCATING.

CHAP. LXVI. Ye shall not lie one to another OF TEMPTING GOD: OR WHEREIN Levit. xix. 11.

MEN MAY BE SAID TO TEMPT HIM. Lord, who shall abide in thy taber- Moses said to the people, Why chide nacle ? &c. he that speaketh the truth you with me? Wherefore do you tempt from his heart.-Ps. xv. 1, 2. the Lord ?—Exod. xvii. 2.

The mouth of them that speak lies They tempted God in their heart, shall be stopped.-Ps. Ixiii. il. by asking meat for their lusts, &c.

I hate and abhor lying, but thy law yea, they turned back, and tempted do I love.-Ps. cxix. 163.

God, and limited the Holy One of These six things doth the Lord Israel, &c. yea, they tempted and prohate, &c. a lying tongue.-Prov. vi. voked the most high God, and kept 16, 17.

not his testimonies.-Ps. Ixxviii. 18. The lips of truth shall be esta- 41.56. blished for ever, but a lying tongue is Harden pot your hearts as in the but for a moment.-Prov. xii. 19. provocation, and as in the day of • The Lord bath a controversy with temptation in the wilderness, when the inhabitants of the land, because your fathers tempted me, proved me, there is no truth, &c. by lying, &c. and saw my works.-Ps. xcv. 8, 9. therefore shall the land mourn.- Ask thee a sign: but Ahaz said, I Hosea iv, 2-3.

will not ask, neither will I tempt the • Ephraim compasseth me about with Lord.--Isa, vii. 11, 12 lies, and the house of Israel with de- Ye have said, It is in vain to serve ceit.-Hosea xi. 13.

God, &c. they that tempt God, are Those are the things that ye shall even delivered.-Mal. jii. 14, 15. do, speak ye every man the truth to If thou be the Son of God, cast his neighbour.--Zech. viii. 16. thyself down, &c. Jesus saith unto

Why hath Satan filled thine heart him, It is written again, Thou shalt to lie to (or to deceive) the Holy not tempt, the Lord thy God.—Matt. Ghost? &c. Thou hast not lied unto iv. 6--8. Deut. vi. 16. Luke men, but unto God.--Acts v. 3-5. xxii. 28.

Wherefore, putting away lying, When Christ had raised the ruler's speak every man truth with his neigh- daughter, he commanded that somebour: for we are members one of an- thing should be given her to eat.other.- Eph. iv, 25.

Mark v. 43.

. When the Jews bad asked Jesus, a consulter with familiar spirits, or a Is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar? wizard, ora necromancer; for all that he said unto them, Why tempt ye do these things, are an abomination me?–Mark xii. 14, 15. Luke iv. 2. unto the Lord; and because of these

The Jews tempted Christ, that they abominations, the Lord thy God doth might have to accuse him about the drive them out from before thee. woman taken in adultery.-John viï. Deut. xviii. 10–12. 14. 20. 4-6.

Rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Ananias and Sapphira are said to -1 Sam. xv. 23. tempt the Lord by their lying about Saul said unto his servants, Seek the sale of their possessions.-Acts me a woman that hath a familiar spiv. 1–10.

rit, that I may go to her, and inquire Now, therefore, why tempt ye God of her. And his servants said to to put a yoke upon the neck of the him, Behold, there is a woman that disciples, which peither our fathers hath a familiar spirit at Endor. And nor we were able to bear?-Acts Saul went to her, and said, I pray xv. 10.

thee, divine unto me by the familiar Neither let us tempt Christ, as some spirit, and bring me him up whom I of them also tempted, and were de- shall name, &c. which she did (though stroyed of serpents.- 1 Cor. x. 9. she hazarded her life by it).- Sam.

God cannot be tempted with evil, xxviii. 7, &c. neither tempteth he any man. Jaines What peace, so long as the whorei. 13.

doms of thy mother Jezebel, and her

witchcrafts are so many ?—2 Kings CHAP. LXVII.

ix. 22.

Manasseh, &c. observed times, and OF WITCHCRAFT: OR DEALING

LING used enchantments, and dealt with faWITH FAMILIAR SPIRITS.

miliar spirits, and wizards.—2 Kings Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. xxi. 1. 6. 2 Chron. xxxiii. 6. -Exod. xxii. 18.

The workers with familiar spirits, The soul that turneth after such as and the wizards, &c. did Josiah put have familiar spirits, and after wiz- away.-2 Kings xxiii. 24. ards, to go a whoring after them, I So Saul died for his transgression, will even set my face against that &c. and also for asking counsel of one soul, and will cut him off, &c. , A that had a familiar spirit, to inquire man also, or a woman, that hath a of it.—1 Chron. X. 13. familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, Therefore thou hast forsaken thy shall surely be put to death.—Levit. people, the house of Jacob, because XX. 6. 27.

they be replenished from the east, and Regard not them that have familiar are soothsayers, like the Philistines. spirits, neither seek after wizards, to Isa. ii. 6. be defiled by them: I am the Lord When they shall say unto you, your God.-Levit. xix. 31.

Seek unto them that have familiar When Balaam saw that it pleased spirits, and unto wizards that peep, the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, and that mutter: should not a people as at other times, to seek for (or to seek unto their God? for the living, the meeting of) enchantments. to the dead?-Isa. viii. 19. Numb. xxiv. 1. xxiii. 23. Josh. Stand thou with thy enchantments, xxjii. 7.

and with the multitude of thy sorceThere shall not be found among ries, wherein thou hast laboured from you any, &c. that useth divination, thy youth ; if so be thou shalt be able or an observer of times, or an en- to profit, if so be thou mayest prechanter, or a witch, or a charmer, or vail, &c. Let now the astrologers,

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