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God. And ye shall keep my statutes and do them: I am the Lord which sanctify you. Rom. vii. 7. 12. What shall we say then, Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Rom. iii. 9. 20. 23. What then? Are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we have before proved both Jews and Gentiles, that they are all under sin. Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin. For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Psal. xix. 11, 12. Moreover by them is thy servant warned, and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors ? Cleanse thou me, from my secret faults. Gal. iii. 21. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there hall been a law which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. Rom. x. 4. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness, to every one that believeth.

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James ii. 11, 12. For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adul. tery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law. So speak ye, and so do, as they that must be judged by the perfect law of liberty. Exod. xx. 1, 2. And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Hab. i. 13. Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look upon iniquity : wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devouretk the man that is more righteous than he. 1 John iii. 4. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law. Rom. vii. 12. Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good. Ephes. V. 6.

Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Gal. iii. 10. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. Jer, ii. 8. The priests said not, Where is the Lord ? and they that handle the law knew me not: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit. Eccles. xii. 13. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 2 Sam. xii. 14. Howbeit because by this deed thou hast given great occasion to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme, the child also that is born unto thee, shall surely die. i Cor. v. 1. It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wise. James iv. 17. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. Jer. v. 4, 5. Therefore I said, Surely these are poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the Lord, nor the judgment of their God. I will get me unto the great men, and will speak unto them; for they have known the way of the Lord, and the judgment of their God: but these have altogether broken the yoke, and burst the bonds. 1 Sam. ii. 25. If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the Lord, who shall intreat for kim? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the Lord would slay them. Acts v. 4. Whiles it remained, was it not thine own; and after it was sold was it not in thine own possession? Why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? Thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God. Rom. ii. 4. Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness, and forbearance, and long-suffering: not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? Heb. ii. 2, 3. For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense

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of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him? Heb. X. 29. Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and bath counted the blood of the covenant wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace ? Ephes. iv. 30. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Heb. vi. 4–6. For it is im

possible for those who were once enlightened, and have adap tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the

Holy Ghost, if they shall fall away, to renew them again
unto repentance, seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of
God afresh, and put him to an open shame. Jude 8.
Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise

dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Prov. xxx. 17. The are slike eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mo

ther, the ravens of the valley shall pluck it out. 2 Cor. xii.

15. And I will very gladly spend and be spent for you : said, day though the more abundantly I love you, the less I am loved.

Matt. xvii. 6. But whoso, shall offend one of these little ones will which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone 0;3 were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in

the depth of the sea. I Cor. vi. 8. Nay, ye do wrong, and e, and a defraud, and that your brethren. Prov. vi. 30. Men do not 9:51 238 lespise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul. Ezra ix, 10. again And now, O our God, what shall we say after this? for we anding have forsaken thy commandments. 1 Kings xi. 9. And

the Lord was angry with Solomon, because bis heart was turned from the Lord God of Israel, which had appeared

unto him twice. James i. 14, 15. But every man is tempted is that when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed: then

when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin,

when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Matt. xviii. 7. the p Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs :b, i. be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the ofandre fence cometh. Matt. xi. 21, 22. Woe unto thee Chorazin!

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woe unto Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in dust and ashes. But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre und Sidon in the day of judgment, than for you. John xv. 22. If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not bad sin : but now, they have no cloke for their sin. Isai. i. 3. The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider. Jer. v. 3, O Lord, are not thine eyes upon the truth? thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; thou hast con- lini sumed them, but they have refused to receive correction; I kno they have made their faces harder than a rock, they have reo lece fused to return. Rom. i. 32. Who knowing the judgment of bent God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death ; not only do the same, but also bave pleasure in the them that do them.' Ps. xxxvi. 4. He deviseth mischief upon his bed : he settctl himself in a way that is not good; he abhorreth not evil. Jer. xvi. 16. Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old patbs, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein. Ps. lii. 1. Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. 3 John 10. Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words: and not content therewith, neither doth he bimself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church. Prov. ii. 14. Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked. 2 Pet. ii. 20, 21. For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning. Ezek. xxiii. 37–39. That they have committed adultery, and blood is in their hands, and with their idols have they committed adultery, and bave also caused their sons whom they barc unto me, to pass for them through the fire, to devour them.

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de Moreover, this they have done unto me; they have defiled blog on my sunctuary in the same day, and have profaned my sabbaths. bt 1 Cor. xi. 20, 21. When ye come together therefore into one al place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper. For in eating every . Ble one taketh before other his own supper: and one is huntheir gry, and another is drunken. 1 Sam. ii. 23, 24. And he

said unto them, Why do ye such things ? for I hear of your cilt evil dealings by this people. Nay, my sons; for it is no ; law good report that I hear, ye make the Lord's people to transpohode gress. Rom, ii. 17-24. Behold, thou art called a Jew, un lave and restest in the law, and makest tby boast of God, and

knowest bis will, and approvest the things that are more

excellent, being instructed out of the law; and art confiin the dent that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light of pe piata them which are in darkness, an instructor of the foolish, a meril teacher of babes, which hast the form of knowledge, and ni misle of the truth in the law. Thou therefore which teachest anois an online ther, teackest thou not thyself! Thou that preachest a man i hele should not steal, dost thou steal? Thou that sayest, a man

should not commit adultery, dost thou commit adultery? Thou that abhorrest idols, dost thou commit sacrilege? Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God? For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

(1 John iii. 4. See above.) Rom. vi. 23. For the wages of wiele sin is death ; but the gift of God is eternal life, throngh

Jesus Christ our Lord. (Ephes. ii. 3. See above.) (Gal. jii. 10. See above.) 2 Pet. iii. 9. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Mark i. 15. And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent ye, and believe the gospel. Ephes. i. 7. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. Matt. xii. 31. Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men,

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