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The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat

upon that house, and it fell; and great was the fall of it.*

* Matt. vii. 15-28.

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The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

SECTION XI.

Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him ? till seven times ? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee until seven times, but until seventy times seven.*

* Matt. xviii. 21, 22.

The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

SECTION XII.

Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his bands on them and pray: and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven. And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.*

* Matt. xix. 13–16.

The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

SECTION XIII.

AND, behold, one came and said unto him, Good master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? there is none good but one, that is God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness; Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.

But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.*

* Matt. xix. 16-23.

The Precepts and Doctrine of Jesus Christ.

SECTION XIV.

Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.* Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.t

* Matt. xix. 23.

+ Matt. xxii. 35–41.

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