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Gen. ii. 18. The Lord said it is not good that the man should be alone, I will create him an help-mate for him.

Ver. 23. Adam said of the woman, this is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh.

Ver. 24. Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh. 1 Cor. xi. 12. John ii. 1. There was a marriage in Cana of Galilee.

Ver. 2. Jesus was called and his disciples to the marriage.

1 Cor. vii. 2. To avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and every woman her own husband. See ver. 9, 28, 36.

ix. 5. Have we not power to lead about a wife as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord and Cephas?

1 Tim. iv. 1. In the latter times some shall depart from the faith. Ver. 3. Forbidding to marry.

v. 14. I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, &c.

Heb. xiii. 4. Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled, but whoremongers, and adulterers God will judge.

LVIII. Divorce was permitted by the law of Moses. Deut. xxiv.

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LIX. Divorce was disapproved. Mal. ii. 15.

LX. Divorce is expressly forbidden in the New Testament. Matt. xix. 4. Jesus said, he which made them at the beginning, made them male and female;

Ver. 5. For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh. Gen. ii. 24. 1 Cor. vi. 16. Eph. v. 31.

Ver. 6. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Ver. 8. Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives, but from the beginning it was not so.

Ver. 9. I say unto you, whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery, and whoso marrieth her that is put away doth commit adultery. Ch. v. 32. Whosoever shall put away his wife saving for the cause of fornication causeth her to commit adultery.

Rom. vii. 2. The woman which hath an husband, is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth.

Ver. 3. If while her husband liveth she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress, but if her husband be dead she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man.

1 Cor. vii. 10. Let not the wife depart from her husband.

Ver. 11. Or if she depart let her remain unmarried, or let her be reconciled to her husband: And let not the husband put away his wife. Ver. 34.

LXI. Of marriage with unbelievers. 2 Cor. vi. 14. Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers.

Ver. 15. For what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? Ver. 17. Wherefore come out from among them and be ye separate, saith the Lord.

LXII. The Jews were forbidden to make marriages with the heathen inhabitants of Canaan, lest they should be thereby enticed to idolatry.

Exod. xxxiv. 16. Take heed, lest thou take of their daughters unto thy sons, and their daughters make thy sons go a whoring after their gods.

Deut. vii. 3. Thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

Ver. 4. For they will turn away thy son from following me. Jos xxiii. 12, 13. See instances of such unhappy marriages. Judg. iii. 5 to 8. 1 Kings xi. 1 to 12. Ezra ix. 2, 12.

Reformed. Neh. xiii. 23 to 27. This sin reformed. Ezra x. 2, 3, 11. LXIII. The embracing of Christianity did not dissolve-marriage already contracted with unbelievers. 1 Cor. vii. 12. If any brother hath a wife that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not put her away.

Ver. 13. The woman that hath an husband that believeth not, and if he be pleased to dwell with her, let her not put him away. See concerning this matter, to ver. 17.

LXIV. The husband his duties. Prov. v. 18. Rejoice with the wife of thy youth. Eccl. ix. 9.

Ver. 19. Be thou ravished always with her love. Ch. xix. 14.xviii. 22.

1 Cor. vii. 3. Let the husband render to the wife due benevolence, likewise also the wife to the husband.

Ver. 4. The wife hath not power over her own body, but the husband, likewise also the husband hath not power over his own body, but the wife.

Ver. 5. Defraud not one another.

Eph. v. 23. The husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church.

Eph. v. 25. Husbands love your wives, even as Christ loved the


Ver. 28. So ought men to love their wives, even as their own bodies.

Ver. 33. Let every one of you love his wife, even as himself.
Col. ii. 19. Husbands love your wives, and be not bitter against


1 Pet. iii. 7. Husbands dwell with your wives according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife as the weaker vessel, and being heirs together of the grace of life, that your prayers be not hindered. Ver. 9.

LXV. The wife, her duties. Prov. xi. 16. A gracious woman retaineth honour.

xii. 4. A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband, but she that maketh ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

xiv. 1. Every wise woman buildeth her house, but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

Ver. 14. A prudent wife is from the Lord.

Prov. xxxi. 10. Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Ver. 11. The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her.

Ver. 12. She will do him good, and not evil all the days of her life. See to the end of this chap.

1 Cor. vii 34. She that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.

Eph. v. 22. Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. Col. iii. 18.

Ver. 23. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church.

Ver. 24. As the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be unto their own husbands in every thing.

Ver. 33. Let the wife see that she reverence her husband.

1 Tim. ii. 11. Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. Ver. 12. I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence, for Adam was first formed then Eve. Ver. 13.

v. 14. I will that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

Tit. ii. 4. That the aged women teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children.

Ver. 5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 1 Pet. iii. 1. Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands. Ver. 6. Even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him Lord. · Concerning women's apparel. Sce 1 Tim. ii. 9. I Pet. iii. 3, 4.


LXVI. To provide for their support. Gen. xxx. 30. Jacob said, and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?

Prov. xiii. 22. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his childrens children. 1 Chron. xxviii. 8.

2 Cor. xii. 14. The parents ought to lay up for their children. 1 Tim. v. 8. If a man provide not for his own, specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.

LXVII. Tó defend them. Neh. iv. 14. Fight for your sons and your daughters, your wives and your houses. See Exod. xxii. Numb. i. 12.

LXVIII. To pray for them. Instances. Gen. xvii. 18. Abraham prays for Ishmael. Ver. 20.

2 Sam. xii. 6. David for his child. Ver. 21.

Job i. 5. Job for his sons.

LXIX. Instruct them. Gen. xviii. 19. I know Abraham that he will command his children and his houshold after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment, that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.

Exod. x. 2. Tell into the cars of thy sons, and of thy sons son, what things I have wrought in Egypt, that ye may know how that I am the Lord.

Deut. vi. 6. These words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart, and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. Ver. 8, 20, 21. Ch. xi. 18, 19.

Deut. xxxii. 46. Ye shall command your children to do all the words of this law.

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Prov. xxii. 6. Train up a child in the way he should go, &c.

Isa. xxxviii. 19. The fathers to the children shall make known thy truth. Ps. lxxviii. 4, 7.

Joel i. 2. Give ear all ye inhabitants of the land.

Ver. 3. Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation.

Eph. vi. 4. Fathers, provoke not your children, but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Col. iii. 21. See also Deut. iv. 9, 10.-xxxi. 12, 13.

LXX. Particular heads of instruction. Exod. xii. 26. When your children shall ask, what mean ye by this service?

Ver. 27. Ye shall say it is the sacrifice of the Lord's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he slew the Egyptians.

xiii. 7. Thou shalt shew thy son, saying, this is done because of that which the Lord did to me when I came out of Egypt. Ver. 14. Jos. iv. 20. Those twelve stones which they took out of Jordon, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

Ver. 21. Saying, when your children shall ask their fathers, what mean these stones?

Jos. iv. 22. Then ye shall let your children know, saying, the Lord your God dried up the waters of Jordan before you.

Ver. 24. That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the Lord that it is mighty.

1.XXI. Parents careful to instruct children, were. Gen. xviii. 19. Abraham. 1 Chron. xxviii. 9. David. Prov. iv. 3. Samuel's mother. Prov. xxxi. 1. Timothy's mother and grandmother. 2 Tim. i. 5. LXXII. Correcting Children. Prov. xiii. 24. He that spareth the rod hateth his son, but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. xiv. 18. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.

xxii. 15. Foolishnesss is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

xxiii. 13. With-hold not correction from the child.

Ver. 14. Thou shalt beat him with a rod, and shalt deliver his sou from hell.

xxix. 15. The rod and reproof give wisdom, but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame.

Ver. 17. Correct thy son and he shall give thee rest, yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul. See Deut. viii. 5. 1 Tim. iii. 4.

This duty neglected by David. 1 Kings i. 6. By Eli. 1 Sam.ii, 22,&c, LXXIII. Parents careful to marry their children into religious families. Gen. xxiv. 2. Abraham said to his servant,

Ver. 3. Swear by the God of heaven and earth, that thou shalt not take a wife to my son of the daughters of the Canaanites, &c. Ver. 4, 38: See also, Ch. xxvii. 46-xxviii. 1, 6.-xxxviii. 6. Transgres sed by Esau. Gen. xxvi. 35.-xxviii. 8, 9. Marriage with the heathen inhabitants of Canaan forbidden, for the ill consequences of such marriages. Exod. xxxiv. 16. Deut. vii. 3. Jos. xxiii. 12, 13. Judg. iii. 5, 6, 7. 1 Kings xi. 1 to 12. Ezra ix. 2, 12. Neh. xiii. 23 to 27.

386 Children among the promised Blessings.


LXXIV. Portions given to children by parents. Gen. xxv. 5. Abraham gave all that he had to Isaac.

Ver. 6. But unto the sons of the concubines which Abraham had, Abraham gave gifts and sent them away from Isaac.

xlviii. 21. Israel said to Joseph, ver. 22. I have given thee one portion above thy brethren. The oldest son by the law of Moses was to have a double portion. Deut. xxi. 15, 16, 17.


LXXV. Children are among the promised blessings of God to man kind. Gen. i. 21. God blessed Adam and Eve, and said unto them be fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth.

viii. 15. God spake unto Noah, saying, ver. 16. Go forth of the ark, thou and thy wife, and thy sons and thy sons wives with thee. Ver. 17. And be fruitful and multiply upon the earth. Ch. ix. 1, 7. xiii. 14. The Lord said unto Abram, ver. 16. I will make thy seed as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can number the dust of the earth, then shall thy seed also be numbered. Ch. xxii. 16, 17.

xv. 5. The Lord said to Abram, look toward heaven and tell the stars if thou be able to number them, and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be.

xvii. 1. The Lord appeared unto Abram and said unto him,

Ver. 5. Thy name shall be called Abraham, for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Ver. 6. I will make thee exceeding fruitful, and will make nations of thee and kings shall come out of thee. See Hagar. Ch. xvi. 10. -xvii. 20.-xxi. 13.

xxvi. 2. The Lord appeared unto Isaac and said, ver. 4. I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven.

xxviii. 14. The Lord said unto Jacob, thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west and to the east, and to the north, and to the south. See Ch. xxxv. 9, 11.—xxxii. 12.

xxxiii. 5. Jacob said, these are the children that God hath graciously given thy servant. Isa. viii. 18.

LXXVI. Children promised. Gen. xlviii. 19. Jacob said, Ephraim's seed shall become a multitude of nations.

xlix. 22. Joseph is a fruitful bough.

Gen. xlix. 25. The Almighty shall bless thee, with the blessings of the breasts and of the womb.

Lev. xxvi. 19. I will make you fruitful and will multiply you. Numb. xxiv. 7. It is said of Jacob, his seed shall be upon many


Deut. vii. 13. The Lord thy God will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee.

Ver. 14. Thou shalt be blessed above all people, there shall not be male nor female, barren among you. Exod. xxiii. 26.

xxviii. 4. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body. Ver. 11. Jos. xxiv. 3. I took your father Abraham, and multiplied his seed. Neh. ix. 23. Their children thou multipliedst as the stars of hea


Job v. 25. Thine offspring shall be as the grass of the earth. Įsa. xlviii. 18, 19.-xlix. 20.

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