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Prov. xxvii. 9. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so doth the sweetness of a man's friend, by hearty counsel.
Ver. 10. Thine own friend and thy father's friend forsake not, neither go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity, for better is a neighbour that is near, than a brother far off.
Ver. 17. Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
John xv. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 1 John iii 16. Acts xv. 26.
LXV. Unfaithfulness in friendship. Job vi. 14. To him that is af-: flicted, pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
Ver. 27. Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend. Ch. xvi. 2.-xxi. 34.
xvi. 20. My friends scorn me, but mine eye poureth out tears un> to God.
xvii. 5. He that speaketh flattery to his friends even the eyes of his children shall fail.
xix. 14. My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
Ver. 19. All my friends abhorred me, and they whom I loved are turned against me.
Fs. xxxviii. 11. My lovers and my friends stands aloof from my sore, and my kinsmen stand afar off.
xli. 2. Mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Iv. 12. If it was an enemy that reproached me, then I could have borne it.
Ver. 13. But it was thou, O man, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
Ver. 14. We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in company.
Ps. Ixix. 20. I looked for comforters, but I found none.
lxxxviii. 18. Lover and friend thou hast put far from me.
Prov. xiv. 20. The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but the rich hath many friends.
xix. 4. Wealth maketh many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour. Ver. 6, 7.
xxii. 24. Make no friendship with an angry man.
xxv. 19. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble, is like a broken tooth and a foot out of joint.
xxvii. 14. He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice rising ear
ly in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
Lam. i. 2. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her.
Mic. vii. 5. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide.
Zech. xiii. 6. I was wounded in the house of my friend.
Of bearing with one another's weaknesses or differences in matters of religion. Rom. xiv. 1. Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.
xv. 1. We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1 Cor. xiii. 7. Charity beareth all things, endureth all things. Gal. vi. 1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Ver. 2. Bear ye one anothers burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
LXVI. Forbearance. Forbearing to judge one another on account of differences. Isa. Ixv. 2. A rebellious people which walketh in a way not good, after their own thoughts.
Ver, 5. Which say, stand by thyself, come not near to me for I am holier than thou: these are a smoke in my nose.
Isa. Įvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word, your brethren that hated you, that 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. Compare Matt. i 11. Luke vi. 22, 23.
Matt. vii. 1. Judge not and ye shall not be judged. Luke vi. 37. Ver. 2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again, Ver. 3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye.
Ver. 4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, let me pull out the mote out of thine eye, and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Ver. 5. 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.
John viii. 7. Jesus said, he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone,
Rom. ii . Thou art inexcusable, ✪ man, whosoever thou art that judgest, for wherein thou judgest another thou condemnest thyself, for thou that judgest dost the same things.
Ver. 2. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, against them that commit such things.
Rom. ii. 3. Thinkest thou, O man, which judgest them which do such things, and dost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
xiv. 2. One believeth that he may eat all things, another who is weak eateth herbs.
Ver. 3. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not, and let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth.
Ver. 4. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant, to hi
own master he standeth or falleth?
Ver. 5. One man esteemeth one day above another, another esteem, eth every day alike, let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Ver. 10. 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.
Ver. 12. Every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. Ver. 13. Let us not therefore judge one another any more. Gal. vi. 5. Every man shall bear his own burden.
1 Cor. iv. 5. Judge nothing before the time until the Lord come.
James iv. 11. He that judgeth his brother iudgeth the law, but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law but a judge.
Ver. 12. There is one law-giver who is able to save and to destroy, who art thou that judgest another? See 1 Cor. v. 10, 13. Luke xvi. 15. See thos that despised Christ. Ch. xviii. 11. See the proud Pharisee. GOOD EXAMPLE.
LXVII. Setting good example. Matt. v. 16. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Col. iv. 5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without. 1 Thess. iv. 12. Neh. v. 9.
1 Tim. iv. 12 Be thou an example of believers.
OF ENTICING OTHERS.
LXVIII. Of enticing others, and being enticed to sin. Jer. xx. 10. My familiars watched for my halting, saying, peradventure he will be enticed, and we will prevail against him, and we will take our revenge on him.
Ver. 11. But the Lord is with me, therefore they shall not prevail. Prov. i. 10. If sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Ver. 11 to 14. Ver. 15. Walk not thou in the way with them, refrain thy foot from their path.
xxviii. 10. Whoso causeth the righteous to go astray in an evil way, he shall fall himself into his own pit.
Hab. ii. 15. Woe to him that giveth his neighbour drink, and naketh him drunken, &c.
Rom. xiv. 13. Let no man put a stumbling-block or an occasion to fall in his brother's way. Ver. 21. 1 Cor. viii. 9, 12, 13. 2 Cor. xi. 29.
1 Tim. v. 22. Be not partaker of other men's sins, keep thyself pure. Rev. ii. 14, I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. Numb. xxv. 1. See false teachers deceive the people. Commandment Fifth. Neh. vi. 13. Instance.
LXIX. Of gratitude or returns of friendship. Instances thereof. Exod. ii. 20. Reuel to Moses.
1 Sam. xv. 6. Saul to the Kenites.
2 Sam. x. 2. David to Hanun.
ix. 17. David to Jonathan's family.
xix. 32 to 58. David to Barzillai. 1 Kings ii. 7.
LXX. Ingratitude. Instances. Gen. xl. 23. Yet did not the chief butler remember Joseph but forgat him.
Judg. viii. 35. The children of Israel did not shew kindness to the house of Gideon according to all goodness which he had shewed unto Israel.
Ps. xxxv. 12. They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul. Ps. xxxviii. 20.-cii. 5.
Ver. 13. But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth.
Ps. xxxv. 14. I humbled my soul with fasting, I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother, I bowed down heavily as one that mourneth for his mother.
Ver. 15. But in my adversity they rejoiced. Ps. cix. 4, 5.
Prov. xvii. 13. Whoso rewardeth evil for good, evil shall not depart from his house. See 1 Sam. xxiii. 5, 12.—xxv. 21. Jer. xviii. 20, 21. Eccl. ix. 14, 15.
DUTIES TOWARD OURSELVES.
1. THE temperate use of meat and drink allowed. Eccl. ii. 24. There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labour. Ch. iii. 13. -v. 18, 19, 20.
1 Tim. iv. 3. Meats God hath created to be received with thanksgiving, of them which believe and know the truth.
Ver. 4. For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.
Ver. 5. For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
v. 23. Use a little wine for thy stomach's sake, and thine often infirmities.
II. Intemperance in meat and drink forbidden. Deut. xxi. 20. If the parents shall say to the elders of the city, this our son is stubborn and rebellious, he is a glutton and a drunkard ;
Ver. 21. All the men of the city shall stone him with stones that he die.
Prov. xxi. 17. He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man, he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.
xxiii 1. When thou sittest to eat with a ruler, consider diligently what is before thee;
Ver. 2. And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Ver. 3. Be not desirous of his dainties, for they are deceitful meats. Prov. xxiii. 20. Be not amongst wine-bibbers, amongst riotous caters of flesh.
Ver. 21. For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty. xxviii. 7. He that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father. xxx. 22. The earth cannot bear a fool when he is full of meat. Matt. xxiv. 48. If the evil servant shall say in his heart, my Lord delayeth his coming;
Ver. 49. And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken,
Ver. 50. The Lord of that servant, shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour when he is not aware of.
Ver. 51. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with hypocrites, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
ke vi. 25. Woe unto you that are full for ye
shall hunger. 34. Take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be harged with surfeiting and drunkenness and the cares of this and so that day come upon you unawares.
Am. xiii. 13. Let us walk honestly as in the day, not in rioting runkenness, not in chambering and wantonness.
r. 14. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not pro... for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
1 Cor. vii. 31. Use this world as not abusing it.
ix. 25. Every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things.
Ver. 27. I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast away.
Phil. iii. 19. Whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, whose glory is their shame, who mind earthly things.
1 Thess. v. 7. They that sleep, sleep in the night, and they that be drunken, are drunken in the night.
Ver. 8. But let us who are of the day he sober. Tit. ii. 12. Live soberly, &c.
1 Pet. iv. 5. The wicked think it strange that ye run not to the same excess of riot.
2 Pet. i. 6. Add to knowledge, temperance.
ii. 13. They shall receive the reward of unrighteousness that count it pleasure to riot in the day time: spots they are, and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings.
Jude ver. 12. Feeding themselves without fear. See Amos vi. 6. III. Drunkenness, the evils thereof. Prov. xx. 1. Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging, and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise. Prov. 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, they that go to seek mixt wine.
Ver. 31. Look not on the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
Ver. 32. At the last it bitteh like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Ver. 33. Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. Ver. 34, 35.
Isa. v. 11. Woe unto them that rise up early in the morning, that they may follow strong drink, that continue until night, till wine inflame them.
Ver. 22. Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink.
Ivi. 12. Come ye, say they, I will fetch wine, and we will fill ourselves with strong drink, and to-morrow shall be as this day and much more abundant.
1 Cor. v. 11. I have written to you, if any one that is called a brother be a drunkard, with such an one not to keep company, nor to ea with him.