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2 Tim. Hi. 1. In the last days perilous times shall come. Ver. 2. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers.
James ii. 7. Do not rich men blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called.
Rev. ii. 3. I know the blasphemy of them, which say they are Jews and are not.
xiii. 1. The beast had upon his heads the name of blasphemy. Ver. 5. There was given to him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies.
Ver. 6. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name and his tabernacle, and them that dwell therein.
xvi. 9. Men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God. Ver. 11. 16.
CXCVI1. Blasphemy against the Holy Ghost, its punishment. Matt. xii. 3. All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. Mark iii. 28. Luke xii. 10. 1 John v. 16.
CXCVIII. Persons unjustly accused and put to death for blasphemy. 1 Kings xxi. 10, 13. Naboth. Acts vi. 11, 13. Stephen. Jeeus Christ. Matt. ix. 3.—xxvi. 65. Mark ii. 7. Luke v. 21. John x 33, 36.
CXCIX. Of vows. They are religiously to be fulfilled. Numb.xxx. 2. If a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
Deut. xxiii. '21. When thou shalt vow a vow unto the Lord thy God, thou shalt not be slack to pay it, for the Lord thy God wiil surely require it of thee, and it would be a sin in thee.
Ver. 22. But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee. Prov. xx. 25. It is a snare after vows to make enquiry. Eccl. v. 4. When thou vowest a vow unto God, deter not to pay it, for he hath no pleasure in fools, pay that which thou hast vowed.
Ver. 5. Better is it that thou shouldst not vow, than that thou shouldst vow and not pay. See Job xxii. 27. Ps. xxii. 25.—1. 14.—lvi.
12 lxi. 5, 8, 13.—lxxvi. 11.—cxvi. 14, 18. Jer. xliv. 25. Nah. i. 15.
CC. Vows to do duty. Instances. Gen. xxviii. 20. Jacob vowed a vow saying, if God will be with me and keep me in the way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, then shall the Lord be my God. Ver. 21. Ch. xxxi. 13. Numb. xxi. 2. 1 Sam. i. 11, 28. Ps. exxxii. 2. Jonah i. 16—ii. 9.
CCI. Sinful vows. Judg. xi. 30 to 39. Jephtha's vow. Mai. i. 14. To vow a corrupt thing. Lev. xxvii. The redemption of things vowed. Numb. xxx. 3, &c. A woman's vow in her virginity and married ftale, in what cases hiiuling.
vi. 2, kc. Of a Nazarite's vow. Concerning Nazarites, See Judg. xiii. 5, 7 xvi. 17.- Lam. iv. 7. Amos ii. 11, 12.
CCD. Of the Ht:bbuth. Exod. xx. 8. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy, &c. Ver. 9, 10, 11.
Exod. xtfxi. 13. Verily my Sabbaths ye shall keep, fop it is a sign between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord which doth sanctify you. Gen. ii. 2, 3. Deut. v. 12, 15. Ezek. xx. 13. xliv. 24.
CCIII. The Sabbath a day of rent from servile work: Exod. xx. 10. In it thou shalf not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man servant, nor thy maid servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is is within thy gates. Ver. 11.
xvi. 23. The Lord said, to-morrow is the rest of the holy Sabbath.
Ver. 29. Let no man go out of his place on the seventh day, to gather manna.
xxiii. 13. Six days thou shalt do thy work, in the seventh day thou shalt rest, that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thine handmaid, and the stranger may be refreshed. Ch. xxxiv. 21.—xxxv. 23. Deut. v. 14, 15.
Jer. xvi't. 21. Thus saith the Lord, take heed to yourselves and bear no burthen on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem.
Ver. 2Q. Neither carry forth a burthen out of your houses on the Sabbath day, neither do ye any work. Luke xxiii. 56- Heb: iv. 9. CCIV. The duties of the Sabbath, tvorshififiing God, reading, hearing his tvord, ifc.'
Lev. xix. 30. Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary, I am the Lord. Ch. xxvi. 2.
Ezek. xlvi. 3. The people shall worship before the Lord in the Sabbaths.
Mark vi. 2. When the Sabbath day was come, Jesus began to teach in the synagogue.
Luke iv. 16. Jesus, as his custom was, went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and stood up for to read.
Ver. 31. He came to Capernaum and taught them on the Sabbath day. Ch. xiii. 10.
Acts xiii. 14. The disciples went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day.
Ver. 15. After the reading of the law and the prophets,
Ver. 16. Paul stood up and said, men of Israel, and ye that fear God give audience.
Ver. 27. The prophets are read every Sabbath day.
Ver. 42. The Gentiles besought that these words might be preached unto them the next Sabbath.
Ver. 44. The next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God.
xv. 21. Moses hath in every city them that preach him, being read in the synagogues every Sabbath day.
xvii. 2. Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three Sabbaths reasoned with them out of the scriptures.
Ver. 3. Opening and alledging that Christ must needs have suffered.
xviii. 4. Paul reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath.
CC V. Works of charity and mercy to be done on the Sabbath dev. Instances. Malt. xii. 1. Jesus went on the Sabbath day through the *
corn, and his disciples being an hungred began to pluek the ears of corn and to eat. Mark ii. 23.
Matt. xii. 2. The Pharisees said, thy disciples do that which is not lawful on the Sabbath.
Ver. 3. Jesus said, have ye not read what David did?
Ver. 5. Have ye not read in the law, £cc.?
Ver. 7. I will have mercy and not sacrifice.
Ver. 12. It is lawful to do well on the Sabbath day.
Ver. 13. He healed the withered hand. Mark iii. 2, 4. Luke vi. 9.
Mark ii. 27. The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath.
Luke xiii. 15. The Lord said, doth not each of you loose hi» o% or his ass on the Sabbath day? Ch. xiv. 3, 5.
Ver. 16. And ought not this women to be loosed from her bond on the Sabbath day I See John v. 8, 9, 10, 18.—vii. 22—ix. 14.
CCVI. Promises to them that keefi the Sabbath. Isa. lvi. 3. Blessed is the man that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it.
Ver. 4. Thus saith the Lord to the eunuchs that keep my Sabbaths* and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant.
Ver. 5. Even unto them, will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name, better than of sons and of daughters, &c.
Ver. 6. Also the sons of tlie stranger that join themselves to the Lord to serve him, and to love the name of the Lord, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the Sabbath from polluting it,and taketh hold of my covenant.
Ver. 7. Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer.
lviii. 13. If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the Sabbath a delight, the holy of the Lord, honourable, and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasures, nor speaking thine own words.
Ver. 14. Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord, and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob.
CCVII. The care of God's fieo/ilc to sanctify the Sabbath themselves, and to firevenj the firofaning it by others.
Neh. x. 29. They entered into an oath, and into a curse to walk in God's law.
Ver. 31 And if the people of the land bring ware, or any victuals, on the Sabbath day to sell, not to buy it of them on the Sabbath.
xiii. 15 In those days I saw in Judah, some treading wine presseson the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and leading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burthens which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day, and I testified against them, in the day wherein they sold victuals.
Ver. 16. There dwelt men of Tyre also therein, which brought fish, and all manner of ware, and sold on the Sabbath unto the children of Judah, and in Jerusalem.
Ver. 17. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, what evil thing is this that ve do, and profane the Sabbath dav'
Neh. xiii. 18. Did not your fathers thus, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us, and upon this city I yet ye bring more wrath upon Israel by profaning the Sabbath.
Ver. 19. And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded, that the gates should be shut and not be opened till after the Sabbath, and some of my servants I set at the gates, that there should no burthen be brought in on the Sabbath day.
Ver. 20. So the merchants and sellers of all kind of ware, lodged without Jerusalem once or twice.
Ver. 21. Then I testified against them and said unto them, why lodge ye about the wall, if ye do so again, I will lay hands on you; from that time forth came they no more on the Sabbath.
Ver. 22. And I commanded the Levites, that they should cleanse themselves, and that they should come and keep the gates, to sanctify the Sabbath.
CCVIII. Threatening* aguin.it Sabbath-breatert. Exod. xxxi. 14. Ye shall keep the Sabbath, every one that defileth it, shall surely be put to death.
Ver. 15. Whosoever doth any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Ch. xxxv. 2.
Numb. xv. 32. While the children of Israel were in the wilder» ness, they found a man that gathered sticks on the Sabbath day,
Ver. 33. And they brought him to Moses and Aaron,
Ver. 34. And they put him in ward.
Ver. 35. And the Lord said unto Moses, the man shall be surely put to death, all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.
Ver. 36. And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died, as the Lord commanded Moses.
Jer. xvii. 27. If ye will not hearken unto ma to hallow the Sabbath, fee.
Ezek. xx. 15. I would not bring them into the land which I had given them,
Ver. 16. Because they walked not in my statutes, but polluted my Sabbaths.
Ver. 23. I lifted up mine hand unto them in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the heathen, and disperse them among the nations.
Ver. 24. Because they had despised my statutes and polluted my Sabbaths.
xxii. 8. Thou hast profaned my Sabbaths.
Ver. 14. Can thine heart endure, or cun thine hands be strong, in the days that 1 will deal with thee
Ver. 26. Her priests have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
Ver 31. Therefore have I poured out mine indignation upon them, I have consumed them with the lire of my wrath, their own ways have I recompensed upon their heads, saith the Lord.
xxiii. 38. They have dciiied my sanctuary, and have profaned my Subbaiths.
Ezek. xxiii. 46. Thus saith the Lord God, I will give them to be removed and spoiled.
CCIX. Sabbath privileges withdrawn. Lam. ii. 6. The Lord hath caused the Sabbaths to be fogotten in Zion.
Hos. ii- 11. I will cause her Sabbaths to cease.
Lam. i. 7. The adversaries did mock at her Sabbaths. See Isa. i. 13. Amos viii. 11.
CCX. The change of the Sabbath from the teventh to thefirst day of
Gen. ii. 2. God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because that in it God rested from all his works. Exod. xx. 11.
Col. ii. 16. Let no man judge you, in meat or in drink, or in respect of an holy-day, or of the new moon, or of the Sabbath days:
Ver. 17. Which are a shadow of things to come, but the body is of Christ. Rom. xiv. 6.
Luke xxiv. 1, 6. Christ rose from the dead in the first day.
Acis xx. 7. Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together, to break bread, Paul preached unto them. John xx. 19.
1 Cor. xvi. 2. On the first day of the week let every one lay by him as God hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.
Rev. i. 9, 10. I was. in the Spirit on the Lord's day.
DUTIES TOWARDS MANKIND.
I. LOVE. Lev. xix. 18. Thou shalt not avenge nor bear any prudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Ver. 34. The stranger that dwelleth with you shall be as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself.
Matt. v. 44. Love your enemies, bless them that rurse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefuly use you and persecute you.
Ver. 45. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven, for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Ver. 46. For if you love them which love you, what reward have ye ? Do not even the Publicans the same.
Ver. 47. And if you salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others ? Do not even the Publicans the same?
Ver. 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
xxii. 37. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Ver. 38. This is the first and great commandment.
Ver. 39. And the second is like unto it, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.