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· He that by usury and unjust gain increases his substance, shall gather it for them that will pity the poor. i 2 The wicked borroweth and payeth not again; he spoileth by violence, and restoreth not the pledge.
He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
- Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and establisheth a city by iniquity.
Neither thieves nor extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God.
Woe to him that increaseth that which is not his: for better is a little with righteousness, than great revenues without right. Fraud.
? Let no man defraud his brother in any
matter; because the Lord is the avenger of all such.
* Why do ye defraud your brethren? Why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded ?
Have not we all one Father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother?
10 We have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty; therefore let us not walk in craftiness.
11 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in mete-yard, in weight or in measure; neither deal falsely.
12 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Thou shalt not have in thine
1 Prov. xxviii. 8.
2 Psal. xxxvii. 21. 3 Prov. xi. 26.
• Hab. ii, 12. 6 Hab. ii. 6. Prov. xvi. 8.
7 1 Thess. iv. 6. i, 8.7 9 Mal. ii. 10.
10 2 Cor. iv. 2. 1.
12 Deut. xxv. 13, 14, 15, 16.
Ezek. xviii. 12. 5 I Cor. vi. 10.
8 1 Cor. 11 Lev. xix.
house divers measures, a great and a small: but thou shalt have à perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shalt thou have. For all that do unrighteously in such things are an abomination unto the Lord.
1 If a soul sin, and commit a trespass against the Lord, and lie unto his neighbour in that which was delivered him to keep, or in fellowship, or in a thing taken away by violence, or have deceived his neighbour, or have found that which was lost, and lieth concerning it, and sweareth falsely: in any of all these that a man doth, because he hath sinned and is guilty, he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found, all that about which he hath sworn falsely, he shall restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth. Thou shalt not bear false witness
False Witness. against thy neighbour.
3 Be not witness against thy neighbour without cause; neither accuse any falsely.
Put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. Keep thee far from the false matter.
5 If a false witness rise up against any man, to testify against him that which is wrong, the judges shall make diligent inquisition; and behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother, then he shall do unto hiin as he had thought to have done unto his brother.
* Lev. vi. 2, 3, 4, 5.
2 Exod. xx. 16. 3 Prov. xxiv. 28. Luke iii. 14. 4 Exod. xxiii. 1.7 · Deut. xix. 16. 18, 19.
1 A true witness delivereth souls; but a man that beareth false witness against his neighbour, is a mall, and a sword, and a sharp arrow.
· A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
* If a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.
* Ye shall do no unrighteousness in Wrong Judgment.
judgment, nor turn aside after lucre, and take bribes; but thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbour.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause, to decline after many, to wrest judgment.
To subvert a man in his cause the Lord approveth not.
'Woe unto them which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him.
He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are an abomination to the Lord.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin that he sinneth : at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established. Coveting
10 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's
house; thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's another's.
wife; nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
1 Prov. xiv, 25. Prov. xxv. 18.
2 Prov. xix. 5. 4 Lev. xix. 15. 1 Sam. viii. 3. Jer. vii. 5. xxiii. 2. 6 Lam. iii. 36.
7 Isa. v. 22, 23. xvii, 15. 9 Deut, xix. 15.
10 Exod. xx. 17.
3 Lev. 5 Exod. 8 Prov.
Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds: and they covet fields, and take them by violence, and houses, and take them away.
2 Let no man seek his
In doing good. man another's wealth : for charity seeketh not her own.
Let all your things be done with charity; and by love serve one another.
* Ye are the body of Christ, which God hath so tempered together, that there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another; and whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
• Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
According to the kindness that I have done unto thee thou shalt do unto me.
If any provide not for his own, and especially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
o As we have opportunity, let us do good unto all men; especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
1 Micah ii. 1, 2.
2 1 Cor. x. 24. 1 Cor. xiii. 4, 5. Gal. v. 13.
4 1 Cor. xii. 27. 24, 25, 26, 6 Prov. iii. 27.
7 Gen. xxi. 23. 9 Gal. vi. 30.
: To do good, and to communicate, forget not, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
? Let every one of you assist his neighbour in whatsoever business he hath need of you, as becometh saints.
3 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.
In like manner thou shalt do with his ass, and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost things of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise : thou mayest not hide thyself.
6 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.
Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give, when thou hast it by thee.
8 The soul of the wicked desireth evil; his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes; but the righteous giveth, and spareth not; and a good man showeth favour, and lendeth. ...Give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.
10 The liberal soul shall be made fat; and he that watereth, shall be watered also himself.
1 Heb, xiii. 16.
3 Deut. xxii. ). A Deut. xxii. 3. 5 Deut. xxii. 4.
6 Matt, v. 42. 7 Prov. iii. 28. 8 Prov. xxi, 10. 26, Psal. cxii. 5.
9 Luke vi. 38.
10 Prov. xi. 25.