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Q. 57. Which is the fourth commandment?

A. The fourth commandment is, Remember the fabbath-day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work; but the seventh day is the fabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-fervant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates. For in fis days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; whereføre the Lord blessed the fabbath-day, and hallowed it..

Q. 58. What is required in the fourth commandment?

À. The fourth commandment requireth the keeping holy to God, such set times as he hath appointed in his word; exprefly one whole day in seven, to be a holy fabbath to himself h.

Q. 59. Which day of the seventh bath God appointed to be the weekly fabbath?

A. From the beginning of the world to the resurrection of Christ, God appointed the seventh day of the week to be the weekly fabbath; and the first day of the week, ever since, to


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Then Now Eli was very old, and heard all the LORD will make thy plagues that his sons did unto all Israel, and wonderful, and the plagues of thy how they lay with the women that feed even great plagues, and of assembled at the door of the taber. long continuance, and fore ficknesnacle of the congregation. v. 29. ses, and of long continuance. Wherefore kick ye at my facrifice, 57.8

Exod xx 8 9, 10, 11. and at mine offering which I have 58. h Deut. v. 12. Keep the lab. commanded in my habitation, and bath-day to sanctity it, as the Lord honourelt thy fons above me, to thy God hath commanded thee. v. make yourselves fat with the chiefest 13. Six days shalt thou labour, and of all the offerings of Israel my peo- do all thy works : v. 14. But the ple? Sam iii. 13. For I have told feventh day is the fabbath of the him, that I will judge his house for. Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not ever, for the iniquity, which he do any work, thou, nor thy son knoweth : because his fons made nor thy daughter, Gor thy manthemselves vile, and he restrained fervant, nor thy maid-fervant, nor



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continue to the end of the world, which is the Christian fabbath i.

Q_60. How is the fabbath to be fanctified?

A. The fabbath is to be fan&tified by a holy resting all that dayk, even from such worldly employments and recreations as are lawful on other days!; and spending the whole time in the


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thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of which is the fabbath, jo it there thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is shall be none. v. 27. And it came to within thy gates; that thy man- pass, tbat there went out tome of the fervant and thy maid-servant may people on the seventh day for to ga. Telt as well as thou,

ther, and they found none. 59. i Gen. ii. 2. And on the And the Lord said unto Mofes, How seventh day God ended his work long refuse ye to keep my commandwhich he had made; and he rested ments and my law ? on the seventh day from all his work | Neh, xiii 15. In those days saw which he had made,

v. 3. And I in Judah some treading wineGod blessed the seventh day, and presses on the fabbath, and bringing fanétified it: because that in it he in sheaves, and lading asses; as allo had relted from all his work, which wine, grapes; and figs, and all God created and made. i Cor. xvi. manner of burdeos, which they 1. Now concerning the collection brought into Jerufalem on the fabfor the saints, as I have given order bath-day: and I testified against to the churches of Galatia, even fo them in the day wherein they fold

V. 2. Upon the first day of victuals. v. 16. There dwelt men the week, let every one of you lay of Tyre also therein, which brought by him in store, as God hath pro- fith, and all manner of wares, and spered him, that there be no ga- fold on the fabbath unto the chilthering when I come.

dren of Judah, and in Jerusalem, And upon the firft day of the week, v. 17. Then I contended with the when the disciples came together to nobles of Judah, and said unto them, break bread, Paul preached unto What evil thing is this that ye do, them ready to depart on the mor- and profane the fabbath day? ; row, and continued his speech until 18. Did not your fathers thus, and midnight.

did not our God bring all this evil 60. k Exod. 8. Remember upon us, and upon this city? Yet the fabbath-day, to keep it holy. ye bring more wrath upon Ísrael by v. 10. But the seventh day is the profaning the fabbath. fabbath of the Lord thy God : in it it came to pass, that when the gates thou shalt not do any work, thou, of Jerusalem began to be dark be. nor thy fon, &c. Exod. xvi. 25. fore the fabbath, I commanded that And Mofes faid, Eat that to-day; the gates should be hut, and charg; for to-day is a fabbath unto the ed that they should not be opened Lord: to-day ye shall not find it in till after the fabbath : and some of the field. v. 26. Six days ye shall my fervants set I at the gates, that gather it, but on the feventh day there should be no burden brought

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publick and private exercises of God's worship m, except so

fo much as is to be taken up in the works of necessity and mercy n.

À. The fourth commandment forbiddeth the omission or careless performance of the duties required o, and the profan

, ing the day by idleness p, or doing that which is in itself finful 9, or by unnecessary thoughts, words or works, about our


in on the fabbath-day. v. 21. Then profaned mine holy things : they I testified against them, and said have put no difference between the unto them, Why lodge ye about the holy and profane, neither have they wall? If

ye do so again, I will lay Dhewed difference between the un. hands on you. From that time, clean and clean, and have hid their forth came they no more on the eyes from my fabbaths, and I am fabbath. V. 22 And I command profaned among them. Amos viii. s. ed the Levites, that they thould Saying, When will the new moon cleanie themselves, and that they be gone, that we may fell corn ? hould come and keep the gates, to and the fabbath, that we may set fanctify the fabbath day: Remember forth wheat, making the ephah me, O my God, concerning this al. Imall, and the Thekel great, and fo, and spare me according to the fallifying the balance by deceit ? greatness of thy mercy,

Mal i. 13 Ye said also, Behold m Luke iv, 16. And he came to what a weariness is it? and ye have Nazareth, where he had been snuffed at it, faith the Lord of hosts; brought up: and, as his custom and ye brought that which was was, he went into the synagogue on torn, and the lame, and the fick; the fabbath day, and stood up for thus ye brought an offering; should to read, Acts xx. 7. And upon the I accept this of your hands, faith first day of the week, &c. (See let- the Lord ? ter i.) Psal. xcii. Title, A psalm or p Acts xx. 7. And upon the first song for the fabbath-day. Isa. Ixvi. day of the week, when the disciples 23. And it shall come to pass, that came together to break, bread, Paul from one oew moon to another, and preached unto them, ready to depart from one sabbath to another, shall on the morrow, and continued his all Leh come to worship before me, speech until midnight. v. 9. And faith the Lord.

there fat in a window a certain young n Mat xii, from ver. 1. to 31. At man named Eutychus, being fallen that time Jesus went on the fabbath- into a deep Neep: and as Paul was day through the corn, and his dif- long preaching, he funk down with ciples were an hungered, and began feep, and fell down from the third to pluck the ears of corn, and to loft, and was taken up

dead. eat.

V, 2. But when the Pharisees, qEzek. xxiii. 38 Moreover this &c. v. 12.

-It is lawful to do well they have done unto me : they have on the Cabbath-days.

defiled my fanctuary in the fame day, 61. 0 Ezek. xxii. 26. Her priests and have profaned my fabbaths. have violated my law, and have с с2


worldly employments and recreations r.

Q. 62 What are the reasons annexed to the fourth commandment?

A. The reasons annexed to the fourth commandment are, God's allowing us fix days of the week for our own employmentss, his challenging a special propriety in the seventh, his own example, and his blessing the fabbath-dayt.

Q. 63. Which is the fifth commandment?

A. The fifth commandment is, Honour thy father and thy mother : that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth theev.

Q. 64. What is required in the fifth commandment?

Ă. the fifth commandment requireth the preserving the honour, and performing the duties belonging to every one in their several places and relations, as superiors w, inferiorsx, or equals y.

Q. 05. What is forbidden in the fifth commandment?

A. The fifth commandment forbiddeth the neglecting of, or doing any thing against, the honour and duty which be

longeth , Jer. xvii. 24. And it shall come foot from the fabbath, from doing to pais if ye diligently hearken un. thy pleasure on my holy day, and to me, faith the Lord, to bring in call the fabbath a delight, the holy no burden through the gates of this of the Lord, honourable, and shalt city on the sabbath-day, but hallow honour him, not doing thine owa the fabbath day, to do no work ways, nor finding thine own plea. therein : v 25. Then shall there

sure, nor speaking thine owo words. enter into the gates of this city, 62. s Exod. xx. 9. Six days shalt kings and princes, fitting upon the thou labour, and do all thy work. throne of David, riding in chariots, * Exod. xx. 11. For in six days and on horses, they and their the Lord made heaven and earth, princes, the men of Judah, and the the sea, and all that in them is, and inhabitants of Jerusalem; and this rested the seventh day; wherefore city shall remain for ever. v. 26. And the Lord blessed the labbath-day, they shall come from the cities of and hallowed it. Judah, and from the places about 63. v Exod. xx. 12. Jerufalem, and from the land of 64. w Eph. v. 21. Submitting Benjamin, and from the plain, and yourselves one to another in the fear from the mountains, and from the of God. fouth, bringing burnt offerings and * 1 Pet. ii. 17. Honour all meo. facrifices, and meat-offeriogs, and Love the brotherhood. Fear God. incense, and bringing sacrifices of Honour the king. praise unto the house of the Lord, Rom. xii. 1o. Be kindly affectionIfa. Triii. 13. If thou turn away thyed one to another; with brother.

longeth to every one in their several places and relations z.

Q 66. What is the reason annexed to the fifth commandment?

A. The reason annexed to the fifth commandment is a promife of long life and prosperity (as far as it shall serve for God's glory, and their own good) to all such as keep this commandment a.

67. Which is the sixth commandment? A. The sixth commandment is, Thou shalt not kill b.

68. What is required in the sixth commandment? A. The sixth commandment requireth all lawful endeavours to preserve our own life c, and the life of others d.

Q 69. ly love, in honour preferring one and with cruelty have ye ruled another.

them. Rom. xiii. 8. Owe no man 65. z Mat. xv. 4. For God com

any thing, but to love one another : manded, saying, Honour thy fa. for he that loveth another, hath ther and mother : and, He that fulblled the law. curseth father or mother, let 66. a Deut, v. 16. Honour thy him die the death. v. 5. But ye say, father and thy mother, as the Lord Whosoever shall say to his father or thy God hath commanded thee ; his mother, It is a gift by whatso- that 'thy days may be prolonged, ever thou mightest be profited by and that it may go well with thee, me, v. 6. And honour not his fa- in the land which the Lord thy God ther or his mother, he shall be free. giveth thee. Eph. vi. Honour Thus have ye made the command. thy father and mother (which is ment of God of none effe&t by your the first commandment with protradition. Ezek. xxxiv. 2. Son of mise) v. 3. That it may be well man, prophefy against the shepherds with thee, and thou mayest live of Israel, prophesy and say unto long on the earth. them, Thus faith the Lord God un- 67. b Exod. x8. 13. to the shepherds, Woe be to the 68. c Eph. 8. 28. So ought men Thepherds of Israel, that do feed to love their own wives, as their themselves : should not the shep- own bodies: He that loveth his herds feed the flocks? v. 3. Ye eat wife, loveth himself, 0. 29 For the fat, and you clothe you with the no man ever hated his own hash; wool, ye kill them that are fed, but but nourisheth and cheritheti it, ye feed not the fock.


'The even as the Lord the church. diseased have ye not strengthened, d 1 Kings xviii. 4. For it was so, neither have ye healed that which when Jezebel cut off the prophets of was fick, neither have ye bound up the Lord, that Obadiah took a that which was broken, neither have hundred prophets, and hid them by ye brought again that which was fitty in a cave, and fed them with driven away, neither have ye fought bread and water. chat which was !o; bot with force



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