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it is of truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

Receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. If any be a hearer of the word, and pot a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he .was.

Ye shall lay up these my words in your heart, and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittestin thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates.

Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, if any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: and if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation, to every one that believeth.

The holy scriptures are able to make thee wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

See that ye refuse not him that speaketh: for if they escaped not who refused him that spake on earth, much more shall not we escape, if" w« turn away from him that speaketh from heaven.

CHAP. LXXVII.

SINCERITY AND TRUTH.

Deceive not with thy lips. Meddle not witli him that flatteretli with his lips.

A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet

Do not deceive me. He that worketh deceit shall not dwell within my house : he that telleth lies shall not tarry in my sight.

I have not sat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers.

Take heed that no man deceive you. Let no man deceive himself.

Love the truth. Lie not one to another. Putting away lying, speak every man the truth with his neighbour.

Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck ; write them upon the table of thine heart: so shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

How forcible are right words. Trust ye not in lying words. The lip of truth shall be established For ever: but a lying tongue is but for i moment.

The mouth of them that speak lies shall he stopped.

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Buy the truth, and sell it not. Lie not against the truth. Speak ye ever}' man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth.

Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. Ye shall not lie one.to another.

Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood.

A righteous man hateth lying. He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness.

Lying lips are abomination to the Lord: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their Ways.

He that speaketh lies shall not escape. He that speaketh lies shall perish.

Without are idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.

Lord who shall abide in thy tabernacle? He feat speaketh the truth in his heart.

By lying shall the land mourn. I hate and shhur lying. Remove from me the way of lying. Sfinove far from me vanity and lies.

O ifeliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.

f/eliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and 6'Ofti a deceitful tongue.

CHAP. LXXVIII.

STABILITY.

5,r.T all thy ways be established. Be not soon ihtiktn in mind.

Meddle not with them that are given to than£;e: neither be ye of doubtful mind.

Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy 'hnnphts shall be established.

Surely a good man shall not be moved for ever. The righteous shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid.

Be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by thesleight of men,and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.

Let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. Foi he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Loril. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Unstable as water thou shalt not excel.

Be ye steadfast, immoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lon!.

Let every one be fully persuaded in his own mind.

Prove your own selves. Prove all thin;?: hold fast that which is good.

CHAP. LXXIX.

TEMPERANCE.

Add to knowledge, temperance.

Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.

Live soberly. Use this world, as not abusingit.

Take heed to yourselves, lest at any tinK your hearts he overcharged with surfeiting ant! drunkenness.

Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning that they may follow strong drink: that C»:jtinue until night, till wine inflame them!

Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink!

Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken!

Be not drunk with wine wherein is excess.

Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging; and whoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

He that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.

Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of flesh : for the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty.

I have written unto you, not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a drunkard.

Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath ,contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes? They that tarry long at the wine. At the last it hiteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder: thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things: yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast. They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it again.

They have erred through wine, and through strong drink are out of the way; they err iu vision, they stumble in judgment.

Let us walk honestly as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness.

Let us watch and he sober. For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and they that be drunken, are drunken in the nigh*. But let us who

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