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40. And if any Man will fue thee at the Law, and take away thy Coat, let him have thy Cloke alfo.
41. And whofoever fhall compel thee to go a Mile, go with him twain.
42. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.
43. Ye have heard that it hath been faid, Thou fhalt LOVE thy NEIGHBOUR, and HATE thine ENEMY.
44. But I fay unto you, Love your ENEMIES, BLESS them that CURSE you, DO GOOD to them that HATE YOU, and PRAY for them which SPITEFULLY ufe you, and
45. That ye may be the Children of your Father which is in Heaven; for he maketh his Sun to rife on the EVIL and on the GOOD, and fendeth Rain on the JUST, and on the UNJUST.
46. For if ye love them which love you, what Reward have ye? Do not even the Publicans the fame ?
47. And if ye falute your Brethren only, what do you more than others? Do not even the Publicans (†) so ?
(t) Rom. xii. 10. Be kindly AFFECTIONED one to another: with brotherly Love, in Honour preferring one another.
14. BLESS them which perfecute you: BLESS, and curse not. 16. Be of the fame Mind one towards another.
17. Recompence to no Man Evil for Evil. Provide Things honeft in the Sight of all Men.
18. If it be poffible, as much as lieth in you, live PEACEABLY with all Men.
19. Avenge not your felves, but rather give place unto Wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, faith the Lord.
20. Therefore if thine ENEMY hunger, feed him; if he thirt, give him drink for in fo doing, thou fhalt heap Coals of Fire on his Head.
21. Be not overcome of EVIL, but overcome Evil with GooD. 1 Cor. xiii. 4. Charity fuffereth long, and is kind; Charity envieth not; Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5. Doth not behave itself unfeemly, feeketh not her own, is not eafily provoked, thinketh no EVIL,
6. Rejoiceth not in Iniquity, but rejoiceth in the Truth: 7. BEARETH all Things, believeth all Things, hopeth all Things, endureth all Things.
Gal. v. 19. Now the Works of the FLESH are manifeft, which are thefe, Adultery, Fornication, Uncleannefs, Lafcivioufnefs,
20. Idolatry, Witchcraft, Hatred, Variance, Emulations, Wrath, Strife, Seditions, Herefies,
21. Envyings, Murders, Drunkenness, Revellings, and fuch like: of the which I tell you before, as I have alfo told you in time paft, that they which do fuch Things, fhall not inherit the KINGDOM of GOD.
22. But the FRUIT of the SPIRIT is Love, Joy, Peace, Longfuffering, Gentleness, Goodness, Faith,
23. Meekness, Temperance: Against fuch there is no Law.
1 Theff. v. 14. Now we exhort you, Brethren, warn them that are UNRULY, comfort the FEEBLE-MINDED, fupport the WEAK, be PATIENT toward ALL Men.
15. See that none RENDER EVIL for EVIL unto any Man: but ever follow that which is good, both among your felves and to all Men.
1 Pet. iii. 8. Finally, be ye all of one Mind, having Compaffion one of another, love as Brethren, be PITIFUL, be COURTE
9. Not rendring EVIL for EVIL, or Railing for Railing but contrariwife, BLESSING.
48. Be (u) ye therefore PERFECT, even as your Father which is in Heaven is PERFECT.
(u) Pfalm xxxvii. 37. Mark the PERFECT Man, and behold the UPRIGHT: for the End of that Man is PEACE.
2 Cor. vii. 1. Having therefore these Promises (dearly beloved) let us cleanse our felves from all filthiness of the Flesh and Spirit, perfecting HOLINESS in the Fear of God.
Col. i. 27. To whom God would make known what is the Riches of the Glory of this Mystery among the Gentiles; which is Chrift in you, the Hope of Glory;
28. Whom we preach, warning every Man, and teaching every Man in all Wisdom; that we may prefent every Man PERFECT in Chrift Jefus:
29. Whereunto I alfo labour, ftriving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.
2 Tim. iii. 16. All Scripture is given by INSPIRATION of God, and is profitable for Doctrine, for Reproof, for Correction, for In-* ftruction in Righteousness :
17. That the Man of God may be PERFECT, throughly furnifhed unto all good Works.
James i. 17. Every GOOD GIFT, and every PERFECT GIFT is from above, and cometh down from the Father of Lights, with whom is no Variableness, neither Shadow of turning.
Of A L M S.
AKE (w) heed that you do not your ALMS before Men, to be feen of them: otherwife ye have no Reward of your Father which is in Heaven.
2. Therefore when thou doft thine ALMS, do not found a Trumpet before thee, as the HYPOCRITES do, in the Synagogues and in the Streets, that they may have GLORY of Men. Verily I fay unto you, they have their Reward. 3. But thou, when thou doft ALMS, let not thy left Hand know what thy right Hand doth.
4. That thine ALMS may be in fecret: and thy Father which feeth in fecret, himself fhall reward thee openly.
(w) Prov. xxi. 2. Every Way of a Man is right in his own Eyes: but the Lord PONDERETH the HEARTS.
Chap. xxviii. 27. He that GIVETH unto the Poor, shall not .lack.
Job xxxi. 16. If I have withheld the Poor from their DESIRE, or have caufed the Eyes of the WIDOW to fail :
17. Or have eaten my Morfel my felf alone, and the Fatherless hath not eaten thereof:
19. If I have feen any perifh for want of CLOATHING, or any POOR without Covering:
20. If his Loins have not bleffed me, and if he were not warmed with the Fleece of my Sheep;
22. Then let mine Arm fall from my Shoulder-blade, and mine Arm be broken from the Bone.
Psalm xxxvii. 21. The Wicked borroweth, and payeth not again : but the RIGHTEOUS fheweth MERCY, and GIVETH.
26. He is ever MERCIFUL, and LENDETH: and his Seed is bleffed.
P. xli. 1. BLESSED is he that confidereth the Poor; the Lord will deliver him in Time of Trouble.
Prov. xiv. 21. He that hath MERCY on the Poor, happy is he. 31. He that oppreffeth the Poor, reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him, hath MERCY on the Poor.
Chap. xix. 17. He that hath PITY upon the Poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given, he will pay him again.
Luke xviii. 22. Sell all that thou haft, and DISTRIBUTE to the POOR, and thou fhalt have TREASURE in Heaven.
As xx. 35. I have fhewed you all Things, how that fo labouring, ye ought to fupport the WEAK, and to remember the
Words of the Lord Jefus, how he faid, It is more BLESSED to GIVE, than to receive.
2 Cor. ix. 6. But this I fay, He which sowETH fparingly, fhall REAP alfo fparingly; and he which foweth bountifully, fall reap alfo bountifully.
7. Every Man according as he purpofeth in his Heart, fo let him GIVE; not grudgingly, or of Neceffity: for God loveth a CHEARFUL GIVER.
8. And God is able to make all GRACE abound towards you; that ye always having All-fufficiency in all Things, may abound to every good Work.
9. (As it is written, He hath difperfed abroad; he hath GIVEN to the Poor: his Righteoufnefs remaineth for ever)
1 John iii. 17. Whofo hath this World's Good, and feeth his Brother have NEED, and fhutteth up his Bowels of COMPASSION from him, how dwelleth the Love of God in him?
Ver. 5.AND when thou PRAYEST, thou shalt not be as HYPOCRITES are: for they love to PRAY ftanding in the Synagogues, and in the Corner of the Streets, that they may be SEEN of Men. Verily I fay unto you, they have their Reward.
6. But thou when thou PRAYEST, enter into thy Clofet, and when thou haft fhut thy Door, PRAY to thy FATHER which is in fecret, and thy Father which feeth in fecret, fhall REWARD thee openly.
7. But when ye PRAY, ufe not VAIN REPETITIONS, as the Heathen do: for they think they shall be HEARD for their much SPEAKING.
8. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your FATHER knoweth what Things ye have NEED of before ye afk him.
9. After this manner therefore PRAY ye: Our Fa ther, which art in Heaven, hallowed be thy Name. 10. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done on Earth
as it is in Heaven.
11. Give us this Day our daily Bread.
See of PRAYER in general, its Neceffity, Efficacy, and Use,
in the Harmony of the PSALMS, pag. lxiii.
12. And forgive us our Debts,as we forgive our Debters. 13. And lead us not into Temptation, but deliver us from Evil: for thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, for ever. Amen.
14. For, (x) if ye FORGIVE Men their TRESPASSES, your heavenly Father will alfo FORGIVE yours.
15. But if ye FORGIVE not Men their TRESPASSES, neither will your Father FORGIVE your Trefpaffes.
(x) Ephef. iv. 31. Let all BITTERNESS, and WRATH, and ANGER, and CLAMOUR, and EVIL-SPEAKING be put away from you, with all MALICE.
32. And be ye KIND one to another, TENDER-HEARTED, FORGIVING one another, even as God for Chrift's fake hath FORGIVEN you.
Col. iii. 12. Put on therefore (as the Elect of God, holy and beloved) Bowels of MERCIES, Kindnefs, humbleness of Mind, Meeknefs, Long-fuffering;
13. Forbearing one another, and FORGIVING one another, if any Man have a Quarrel against any: even as Chrift FORGAVE you, fo alfo do ye.
14. And above all thefe Things put on CHARITY, which is the Bond of PERFECTNESS.
Ver. 16. Moreover, (3) when ye FAST, be not as the Hypocrites, of a fad Countenance: for they diffigure their Faces, that they may appear unto Men to FAST. Verily I fay unto you, they have their Reward.
17. But thou, when thou FASTEST, anoint thine Head, and wash thy Face.
18. That thou appear not unto Men to FAST, but unto thy Father which is in fecret: and thy Father which feeth in fecret, fhall reward thee openly.
(3) Ifai. Iviii. 4. Behold, ye FAST for Strife and Debate, and to fmite with the Fift of Wickedness; ye fhall not FAST as ye do this Day, to make your Voice to be heard on high.
5. Is it fuch a FAST that I have chofen? a Day for a Man to AFFLICT his Soul? Is it to bow down his Head as a Bullrufh,