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mercy, and giveth; he is ever merciful, and lendeth. He withholdeth not the poor from their desire, nor causeth the eyes of the widow to fail: He eateth not his morsel alone, but the fatherless eateth thereof; neither will he see any perish
for want of clothing, or any poor without covering. For he saith, Did not he that made me in the womb, make him? Did not one fashion us in the womb ?
* If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food; and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled: notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body, what doth it profit?
He that giveth, let him do it with simplicity: he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness; distributing to the necessity of saints.
* He which soweth sparingly, shall reap also sparingly, and he which soweth bountifully, shall reap also bountifully. Every man, according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loveth a cheerful giver. Take heed that
ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them, that ye may have glory of men: but when thou dost thine alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth; that thine alms may be in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. But whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.
1 James ii. 15, 16.
2 Rom. xii. 8. 13, 3 2 Cor. ix. 6, 7.
5 Psal. xli. l. Prov. xxi. 13.
He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord, and that which he hath given, will he pay him again.
? God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have showed towards his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
3 Whosoever shall see any of the disciples of Christ an hungred or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and shall minister unto him; when the Son of man shall come in his Glory, he shall say unto them, Inasmuch as ye have done thus unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me, and they shall go into life eternal.
* He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.
5 Whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of God in him.
6 Whoso mocketh the poor, reproacheth his Maker; but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
? Judge not, that ye be not judged: con- In Judging. demn not, that ye be not condemned: for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
1 Prov. xix. 17.
Prov. xiv. 31.
2 Heb. vi. 10.
3 Matt. xxv. 44. 31. 40. 46A.TT
7 Matt. vii. 1. Luke vi. 37. Matt. vii. 2.
Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts; and then shall every man that hath done well have praise of God.
? Who art thou that judgest another man's servant? To his own master he standeth or falleth,
But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother for we shall all stand before the judgment-seat of Christ.
So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God; let us not therefore judge one another any more.
Judge not according to the appearance: but judge righteous judgment.
• Charity thinketh no evil, believeth all things, hopeth all things; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth.
One believeth that he may eat all things; another who is weak eateth herbs : let not him that eateth, despise him that eateth not; and let not him that eateth not, judge him that eateth.
Take no heed unto all words that are spoken, lest thou hear thy servant curse thee. For oftentimes also thine own heart knoweth that thou thyself likewise hast cursed others.
Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
il Cor. iv. 5.
& Rom. xiv. 10. 4 Rom. xiv. 12, 13.
5 John vii. 24.
6 I Cor. xiji. 4, 5. 7.6. 7 Rom. xiv. 2, 3. & Eccles. vii. 21, 22.
9 Matt, vii. 3. 5.
1 Thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that judgest, when thou that judgest dost the same things; for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself. And thinkest thou this, O man, that judgest them which do such things, and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
? He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at his neighbour. Speak evil of no man.
In Speaking Speak not evil one of another, brethren; for he that speaketh ill of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law.
Thou shalt not raise a false report.
He that covereth a transgression, seeketh love; but he that repeateth a matter, separateth very friends.
He that uttereth a slander is a fool. 8 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked speaketh froward
Lord, who shall abide in thy tabernacle? He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour.
10 All that watch for iniquity shall be cut off; and they that make a man an offender for a word.
" Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, he shall be cut off. And revilers shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
1 Rom. ii. 1.3.
7 Prov. x. 18.
2 John viji. 7.
3 Titus iii. 2. 5 Exod. xxiii. 1.
6 Prov. xvii. 9. 8 Prov. x. 32. 9 Psal. xv. 1. 3.
1 The wicked shall be ashamed, and put to silence, which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
TRUTH AND SINCERITY.
· Lie not one to another; seeing ye have put off the old man with his deeds. But speak the truth in love.
* Put away lying, and speak every man truth with his neighbour; for we are members one of another.
* Lay aside all guile and hypocrisies. Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
As God is true, let not your word toward one another be
nay. . Of whom hast thou been afraid, that thou hast lied, and hast not remembered me, (saith the Lord) nor laid it to thy heart?
He that hateth, dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him: he blessed with his mouth, but curseth inwardly; speaking lies in hypocrisy:
As a madman who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death; so is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am I not in sport?
A lying tongue hateth those that are afflicted by it; and a flattering mouth worketh ruin.
10 A man that flattereth his neighbour, spreadeth a net for his feet.
'1 Psal. xxxi. 17, 18. 2 Col. iii. 9. Eph. iv. 15. 3 Eph. iv. 25. 4 1 Pet. ii. 1. Psal. xxxiv. 13.
5 2 Cor. i. 18. 6 Isa. lvii. 11.
7 Prov. xxvi. 24. Psal. lxii. 4. 1 Tim. iv. 2. 8 Prov. xxvi. 18, 19.
9 Prov. xxvi. 28.
10 Prov, xxix. 5.