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Mic. iii. 2. Who hate the good, and love the evil.

Matt. x. 22. Jesus said, ye shall be hated of all men, for my name's sake. Ch. xxiv. 9.

xxiv. 10. They shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. John vii. 7. The world hateth me, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

xv. 18. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

Ver. 19. If you were of the world, the world would love his own, but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Ver. 20.

xvii. 14. Jesus said of his disciples, the world hath hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

Tit. iii. 3. We ourselves were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another.

1 John ii. 9. He that hateth his brother is in darkness. Ver. 11. iii. 13. Marvel not, brethren, if the world hate you.

Ver. 15. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death, whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer, and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

1 John iv. 20. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar, for he who loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

VIII. The duty of the righteous toward those that hate them. Exod. xxiii. 5. If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burthen, thou shalt surely help with him.

Matt. v. 44. Do good to them that hate you.

Rom. xii. 21. Overcome evil with good.

IX. Prayers and complaints to God, against the hatred of the wicked. Ps. ix. 13. O Lord, consider my trouble, which I suffer of them that hate me.

Ixix. 14. Let me be delivered from them that hate me. See also Ps. xxv. 19.-xxxv. 19.-xxxviii. 19.-xli. 7.—lv. 3.—lxxxvi. 17. X. Promises to those that are unjustly hated, and threatenings against

their haters.

Job viii. 22. They that hate thee shall be cloathed with shame. Ps. xviii. 17. God hath delivered me from them that hated me. 'xxxiv. 21. They that hate the just, shall be desolate. xliv. 7. Thou hast put them to shame that hated us.

lxxxix. 23. I will plague them that hate him.

Ps. cvi. 10. He saved his people from the hand of him that hated them.

cxviii. 7. The Lord taketh my part, therefore I shall see my desire on them that hate me.

Isa. Ixvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word, your brethren that hated you, and cast you out for my name's sake, said, let the Lord be glorified: but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed.

Luke vi. 22. Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name, as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

Luke vi. 23. Rejoice and be exceeding glad, for behold your reward is great in heaven..

See Gen. xxiv. 60. Deut. vii. 15.—xxx. 7.—xxxiii. 11. The righteous hate only the haters of God. 2 Chron. xix. 2. Ps. xxvi. 5.— xxxi. 6. lxviii. 1.-cxxxix. 21, 22. Ps. xv. 4.


XI. Envy forbidden to the righteous. Prov. xxiii. 17. Let not thine heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of the Lord, all the day long.

xxiv. 1. Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. Ver. 19.

Ps. xxxvii. 1. Fret not thyself because of evil doers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.

Rom. xiii. 13. Let us walk honestly, not in strife and envying. 2 Cor. xii. 20. I fear lest there be envying amongst you.

Gal. v. 26. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.

1 Pet. ii. 1. Laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and evil speaking.

Ver. 2. As new born babes desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby. See Ps. Ixxiii. 2. Compare Job xxi. 7.

Jer. xii. 1. Hab. i. 3. Prov. iii. 31. Isa. xi. 13. James v. 13.

XII. The wicked, their envy hurtful to themselves. Job v. 2. Envy slayeth the silly one.

Prov. xiv. 30. Envy is the rottenness of the bones.

XIII. Envy toward others, is a mark of an unconverted state.
Prov. xxvii. 4. Who is able to stand before envy.

Matt. xxvii. 18. The Jews for envy delivered Jesus to be put to death. Mark xv. 10.

Acts v. 17, 18. The Jews filled with envy, laid their hands on the apostles, and put them into the common prison.

vii. 9. The patriarchs moved with envy sold Joseph.

xiii. 45. The Jews filled with envy spake against the things that were spoken by Paul, contradicting and blaspheming. Ch. xvii. 5. Rom. i. 29. The reprobate mind is filled with all unrighteousness, envy, &c.

Phil. i. 15. Some preach Christ of envy.

1 Tim. vi. 4. Doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, &c.

Tit. iii. 3. We (in our unconverted state) were foolish, living in malice and envy.

James iv. 5. The spirit that dwelleth in us, lusteth to envy.

1 Cor. iii. 3. Whereas there is among you envying and strife, &c. are ye not carnal?

Gal. v. 19. The works of the flesh are envyings, murders, &c.

Ver. 21.

James iii. 14. If ye have bitter envyings and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.

Ver. 15. This wisdom descendeth nor from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.

James iii. 16. For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.


XIV. Malice forbidden to the righteous. 1 Cor. v. 8. Let us keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. xiv. 20. In malice be ye children, but in understanding be ye men. Eph. iv. 31. Let all bitterness and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

Col. iii 8. Put off anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communications, &c. 1 Pet. ii. 1.

XV. Malice in the wicked. Rom. i. 28, 29. A reprobate mind, filled with all unrighteousness, maliciousness.

Tit. iii. 3. Foolish, living in malice and envy.

3 John iii. 9, 10. Diotrephes who loveth the pre-eminence receiveth us not, prating against us with malicious words.


XVI. Anger forbidden. Ps. xxxvii. 8. Cease from anger, and forsake wrath, fret not thyself in any wise to do evil.

Prov. xiv. 17. He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly, and a man of wicked devices is hated.

xv. 1. A soft answer turneth away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger.

Ver. 18. A wrathful man stirreth up strife, but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.

xvi. 32. He that is slow to anger, is better than the mighty, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a city.

xix. 11. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. Ch. xiv. 29.

xxi. 14. A gift in secret pacifieth anger, and a reward in the bosom strong wrath.

xxii. 24. Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go.

xxv. 28. He that hath no rule over his own spirit, is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

xxvii. 4. Wrath is cruel, and anger is outrageous, but who is able to stand before envy.

xxix. 22. An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.

Eccl. vii. 9. Be not hasty in thy spirit to be angry, for anger resteth in the bosom of fools.

Matt. v. 22. Whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment.

Eph. iv. 26. Be ye angry and sin not, let not the sun go down up, on your wrath.

Ver. 27. Neither give place to the devil.

Ver. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking be put way from you, with all malice. Col. iii. 8.

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Tit. i. 7. A bishop must be blameless, not self-willed, not soon angry. See the government of the tongue, Commandment Ninth. XVII. Instances of the anger of the righteous against sin. Gen. xxx. 1. Rachel envied her sister, and said unto Jacob, give me children or else I die.

Ver. 2. And Jacob's anger was kindled against Rachel.

Exod. xi. 8. Moses went out from Pharaoh in great anger. xxxii. 19. When Moses saw the golden calf, and the Israelites dancing before it, his anger was kindled.

Mark iii. 5. Jesus looked on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith, &c.

-XVIII. Sinful anger, instances of it. Gen. ix. 5. Simeon and Levi are brethren, instruments of cruelty are in their habitations.

Ver. 6. O my soul come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united for in their anger they slew a man. Ch. xxxiv. 26.

Ver. 7. Cursed be their anger for it was fierce, and their wrath for it was cruel. See Isa. xiv. 6. Amos i. 11. Ps. xi. 4.

John vii. 23. Are ye (said Christ) angry at me, because I have made a man whole on the Sabbath day. Rev. xi. 8.


XIX. Wrath. Ps. lxxvi. 10. The remainder of wrath shalt thou restrain.

Prov. v. 2. Wrath slayeth the foolish man.

xii. 16. A fool's wrath is presently known, but a prudent man covereth shame.

xiv. 29. He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding, but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.

xix. 19. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment.

xxi. 24. Proud and haughty scorner is his name that dealeth in proud wrath.

xxvii. 3. A stone is heavy, and the sand is weighty, but a fool's wrath is heavier than them both. Ver. 4.

Rom. xii. 19. Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place to wrath. Gal. v. 20. The works of the flesh are wrath, &c.

2 Cor. xii. 20. I fear lest there be among you wrath, strifes. Eph. iv. 26. Let not the sun go down upon your wrath.

Ver. 31. Let all wrath be put away, &c. Col. iii. 8.

vi. 4. Fathers provoke not your children to wrath.

1 Tim. ii. 8. Pray, lifting up holy hands without wrath.

James i. 19. Let every man be slow to wrath.

Ver. 20. For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

Rom. xii. 12. The devil is gone down, having great wrath, &c. Isa. xvi. 6. We have heard of the pride of Moab and his wrath. but his lies shall not be so.

Ver. 7. Therefore shall Moab howl. Jer. xlvii. 30.


XX. Contention forbidden. Prov. xiii. 10. Only by pride cometh contention, but with the well-advised is wisdom.

Prov. xvii. 14. The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water, therefore leave off contention before it be meddled with.

xviii. 6. A fool's lips enter into contention, and his mouth calleth for strokes.

Ver. 19. A brother is harder to be won, than a strong city, and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.

xxii. 10. Cast out the scorner and contention shall go out, yea strife and reproach shall cease.

xxiii. 29. Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babblings? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

Ver. 30. They that tarry long at the wine.

xxvi. 21. As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire, so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

xxix. 9. If a wise man contend with a foolish man, whether he rage or laugh, there is no rest.

Hab. i. 3. There are that raise up strife and contention.

Rom. ii. 8. Unto them that are contentious and obey not the truth, but obey unrighteousness, God will render indignation and wrath. 1 Cor. i. 11. It hath been declared unto me that there are conten. tions among you.

Ver. 12. Every one of you saith, I am of Paul, and I of Apollos, and I of Cephas, and I of Christ.

xi. 16. If any man seems to be contentious, we have no such custom, neither the churches of God.

Tit. iii. 9. Avoid contentions about the law, for they are vain. XXI. Promises and prayers against contention. Isa. xli. 12. Thou shalt not find them that centended with thee; they that war against thee shall be as nothing.

xlix. 25. I will contend with them that contend with thee.

XXII. The righteous contend only against sin. Prov. xxviii. 4. Such as keep the law contend with the wicked.

Neh. xiii. 11. I contended with the rulers and said, why is the house of God forsaken?

Ver. 17. Then I contended with the nobles of Judah, and said unto them, what evil thing is this that ye do, and profane the Sabbath day.

Ver. 25. I contended with them that had married strange wives, and cursed them, and smote certain of them, and plucked off their hair, &c.

1 Thess. ii. 2. We were bold to speak the gospel with much contention.

Jude 3. Contend for the faith delivered to the saints.


XXIII. Peace commanded, with promises to it. Ps. xxxiv. 14. Dc good, seek peace and pursue it. 1 Pet. iii. 11.

cxx. 6. I am for peace, but ye are for war. Ver. 7.

Prov. xii. 20. To the counsellors of peace is joy.

Zech. viii. 19. Love peace.

Matt. v. 9. Blessed are the peace-makers for they shall be called the children of God. James iii. 18.

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