Q. 69. What is forbidden in the sixth commandment?

A. The sixth commandment forbiddeth the taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbour unjustly, or whatsoever tendeth thereunto e.

70. Which is the seventh commandment? A. i he seventh commandment is, Thou shalt not commit adultery f.

Q. 71. What is required in the seventh commandment?

À. The seventh commandment requireth the preservation of our own and our neighbour's chastity in heart, speech and behaviourg

Q. 72. What is forbidden in the seventh commandment?

A. The seventh commandment forbiddeth all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions b.

0. 73. Which is the eight commandment ?
A. The eight commandment is, 'Thou shalt not steali.

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69. e A&s xvi. 28 But Paul cried if any man think that he behaveth with a loud voice, saying, Do thy. himself uncomely towards his virgin felt no harm; for we are all here. if she pass the flower of her age, and Gen. ix. 6. Whoso lheddeth man's need lo require, let them do what he blood, by man shall his blood be will, he finneth not: let them marShed: for in the image of God made ry. Col. iv. 6. Let your fpeech be be man

alway with grace, seasoned with 70. f Exod. xx, 14.

falt, that' ye may know how ye 91.g.-1 Cor. vii. 2. Nevertheless, ought to answer every man. 1 Pet. to avoid fornication, let every man . 2 While they behold your chaste have his own wife, and let every conversation coupled with fear. woman have her own husband.

.72 h Mat. xv. 19. For out of the 3. Let the husband render unto the heart proceed evil thoughts, mur. wife due benevolence; and likewise ders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, also the wife unto the husband false witness, blasphemics. Mat. v. 5. Defraud ye not one the other, 28. But I say unto you, That whoexcept it be with consent for a time, foever looketh on a woman to lust that ye may give yourselves to fasting after her, hath committed adultery and prayer : and come together with her already in his heart. Eph. again, that Satan tempt you not for v. 3 But fornication, and all unyour incontinency. v. 34. There is cleanness, or covetoufness, let it not difference also between a wife and a be once named amongst you, as bevirgin : the unmarried woman careth cometh faints : v.4 Neither filthifor the things of the Lord, that the nefs, nor foolih talking, for jeftmay be holy, both in body and in ing, which are not convenient ; bus {pirit: but she that is married careth rather giving of thanks. for the things of the world, how she 73. i Exod. xx. 15. may peace bor huchard V: 35.840



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Q. 74. What is required in the eighth commandment?

A. The eighth commandment requireth the lawful procuring and furthering the wealth and outward estate of ourfelves and others k.

Q: 75. What is forbidden in the eighth commandment?

A. The eighth commandment forbiddeth whatsoever doch or may unjustly hinder our own or our neighbour's wealth or outward estatel.


74. & Gen. xxx. 40. For it was lift them up again. v. 5. The wolittle which thou hadît before I came, man shall not wear that which perand it is now increased unto a mul- taineth unto a man, neither shall a titude"; and the Lord hath blessed man put on a woman's garment': for thee fince my coming : and now all that do so, are abomination unwhen shall I provide for mine own to the Lord thy God. Exod. xxiii. house also ? i Tim, v. 8. But if any


If thou meet thine enemy's ox or provide not for his own, and speci- his ass going astray, thou shalt surely ally for those of his own house, he bring it back to him again. v.5. hath denied the faith, and is worse If thou see the ass of him that hateth than an infidel. Lev. xxv. 35 and thee, lying under his burden, and if thy brother be waxen old, and wouldA forbear to help him ; thou fallen in decay with thee; then shalt surely help with him. Gen. thou shalt relieve him; yea, though xlvii. 14. And Jofepb gathered up he be a stranger, or a fojourner; all the money that was found in the that he may live with thee. Deut. land of Egypt, and in the land of xxii. j. Thou shalt not see thy bro. Canaan, for the corn which they ther's ox or his sheep go astray, and bought : and Joseph brought the hide thyself from them: thou shalt money into Pharaoh's house. v. 20. in any case bring them again unto . And Joseph bought all the land of thy brother. v 2. and if thy bro- Egypt for Pharaoh; for the Egypther be not nigh unto thee, or if tians sold every man his field, bethou know him not, then thou shalt cause the famine prevailed over bring it unto thine own house, and them: so the land became Phait shall be with thee until thy bro. raoh's. . ther seek after it, and thou shalt 75.1 Prov. xxi. 15. He that lovrestore it to him again. v. 3. In eth pleasure shall be a poor man : like manner shalt thou do with his he that loveth wine and oil hall afs, and so fhalt thou do'with his not be rich. Prov. xxiii. 20. Be raiment, and with all lost things of not amongst wine-bibbers, amongst thy brothers, which he hath loft, riotous eaters of Aesh. and thou haft found, shalt thou do the drunkard and the glutton shall likewise : thou mayst not hide thy. come to poverty: and drowsiness self. 7. 4. Thou shalt not see thy shall clothe a man with rags. Prov. brother's ass or his ox fall down by xxviii. 19. He that tilleth his land the way, and hide thyself from all have plenty of bread: but he them : thou shalt surely help him to that followeth after vaia persons,

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76. Which is the ninth commandment? A. The ninth commandment is, Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour m.

0.77 What is required in the ninth commandment?

À The ninth commandment requireth the maintaining and promoting of truth between man and man n, and of our own and our neighbour's good nameo,especially in witness-bearingp.

Q: ;8. What is forbidden in the ninth commandment?

À. The ninth comandment forbiddeth whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own or, our neighbour's good name q

Q: 79. Which is the tenth commandment ?

... The tenth commandment is, Thou shalt rot covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant. nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's r. 2 80. What is required in the tenth commandment ?

The tenth commandment requireth full contentment with our own conditions, with a right and charitable frame of


shall have paverty enough. Eph. iv. spake unto the men ; and Eliab's 28. Let him that stole Iteal no more: anger was kindled against David, but rather let him labour, working and he said, Why camelt thou with his hands the thing which is down hither? and with whom haft good, that he may have to give to thou left those few sheep in the wilbim that needeth

derness? I know thy pride and the 76. m Exod. xx. 16.

naughtinefs of thine heart; for thou 77. Zech. viii. 16. These are art come down, that thou mightelt the things that ye shall do, Speak see the battle. Lev. xix. 16. Shou ye every man the truth to his halt not go up and down as a talepeighbour: execute the judgment of bearer among thy people; neither truth and peace in your gates. Shalt thou land againft the blood

0 3 John 12. Demetrius hath of thy neighbour: I am the Lord.. good report of all men, and of the Psal. xv. 3. He that backbitech dot truth itself: yea, and we also bear with his congue, nor doth evil to record, and ye know that our re- his neighbour, nor taketh up a re: cord is true.

proach against his neighbour. p Prov, xiv. 5. A frithful witnefs 79. r Exod. xx. 17. will not lie: but a false witness 80 | Heb. xiii. 5. Let your conwill utter lies. v. 29. A true wit- verlation be without covetousness; ness delivereth fouls, but a deceit. and be content with such things as ful witness speaketh lies.

ye have : for he hath said, I will 18 q i Sam. xvii. 28. And Eliab never leave thee, nor forsake thee. I his eldest broiher heard when he Tim. vi. 6. But godliness with cog.



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Spirit toward our neighbour, and all that is his t.

Q. 81. What is forbidden in the tenth commandment ?

A. The tenth commandment forbiddeth all discontentment with our own estate v, envying or grieving at the good of our neighbour w, and all inordinate motions and affections to any thing that is his t.

Q. 82. Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?

A. No mere man, since the fall, is able, in this life, perfectly to keep the commandments of God y; but doth daily


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destroyed of the delroyer. Job xxxi. 29. If I rejoiced at w Gal. v, 26. Let us not be dethe destruction of him that hated sirous of vain glory, provoking one me, or list up myself when evil another, envying one another, found him. Rom xii. 15. Rejoice James iii, 14. But if ye bave bitter with them that do rejoice, and envying and strife in your hearts, weep with them that weep. 1 Tim. glory not, and lie not against the is Now the end of the command- truth. v. 16. For where eovying ment is charity, out of a pure heart, and strife is, there is confugon, and and of a good conscience, and of every evil work. faith unfeigned. 1 Cor. xiii. 4. x Rom. vii. 7. What shall we say Charity fuffereth long, and is kind; thea? Is the law fin? God forbid. charity envieth not; charity vaunt. Nay, I had not known fin, but by eth not itself, is not puffed up, . the law: for I had not known lust, 5. Doth not bebave itself unleemly,

law had faid, Thou feeketh nor her own, is not easily shalt not covet, v. 8. But sin taking provoked, thinketh no evil. v. 6. occasion by the commaadinent, Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but re. wrought in me all manner of conjoiceth in the truth : v.7. Beareth

cupiscence. For without the law fin all things, believeth all things, hop. was dead. Rom xiii.g. For this, Thou eth all things, endureth all things. fhalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt

81. v i Kings xxi. 4. And Abab not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou came into his house, heavy and dis- shalt not bear false witness, Thou halt pleased, because of the word which not covet; and if there be

any other Naboth the Jezreelite had ipoken to commandment, it is briefly comprehim: for he had said, I will not hended in this saying, samely, Thou give thee the inheritance of my fa- falt love thy neighbour as thyself. thers; and he laid him down upon Deut. v. 21. Neither shalt thou bis bed, and turned away his face, defire thy neighbour's wife, neither and would eat no bread. Esther v. shalt thou covet thy neighbour's 13. Yet ail this availeth me nothing, house, his field, or his man-fervant, so long as I fee Mordecai the Jew or his maid-fervant, his ox, or his Sitting at the king's gate. 1 Cor. ass, or any thing that is thy neighX. 10. Neither murmur ye, as fome bour's. of them also murmured, and were 82. y Eccl. vii. 20. For there is


break them in thought, word, and deed z,

Q 83. Are alt transgressions of the law eqaally hainous ?

À. Some fins in themselves, and by reason of several aggravations, are more hainous in the fight of God than others a.

Q. 84. What doth every sin deserve ?

A. Every sin deserveth God's wrath and curse, both in this life, and that which is to come b.

Q. 85. What doth God require of us, that we may escape his wrath and curse, due to us for sin? 1. To escape the wrath and curse of God, due to us for sin,



not a just man upon earth, that doth thermore unto me, Son of man, seeft good and Ginneth not. 1 John i. 8. thou what they do? even the great If we say, that we have no fin, we abominations that the house of Isradeceive ourselves, and the truth is el committeth here, that I should go not in us. y. 10. If we say, that we far off from my sanctuary? but turn have not linned, we make him a li- thee yet again, and thou shalt see ar, and his word is not in us. Gal. greater abominations. v. 13. He said v.17. For the flesh lufteth against also unto me, Turn thee yet again, the spirit, and the spirit againlt the and thou shalt see greater abominaflesh: and these are contrary the one tions that they do. v. 15. Then said to the other; so that ye cannot do he unto me, Halt thou seen this, o the things that ye would.

son of man ? turn thee yet again, z Gen vi. s. And God saw that and thou shalt see greater abominathe wickedness of man was great in tions than these. ; John 16 If a. the earth, and that every imaginati- ny man see his brother fin a sin on of the thoughts of his heart was which is not unto death, he shall only evil continually. Gen. viii. 21. ask, and he shall give him life for And the Lord smelled a sweet fa- them that fin not unto death. There vour: and the Lord said in his heart, is a sin unto death: I do not say, that I will not again curse the ground a. he shall pray for it. Pfal. lxxvii. 17. ny more for man's sake, for the ima. And they finoed yet more against gination of man's heart is evil from him, by provoking the most High his youth : neither will I again smite in the wilderness. v. 32. For all this any more every thing living, as I they finned fill : and believed not have done. Rom. iii. 9. What then? for his wondrous works, o 56. Yet are we better than they? No in no they tempted and provoked the most wise, for we have before proved both high God, and kept not his testiJews and Gentiles, that they are all monies. under fin—and so on to verse 21. 84. b Epb. v. 6. Let no man de. James iii. 2. For io many things we ceive you with vain words : for be. offend all. If any man offend not cause of these things cometh the in word, the same is a perfect man, wrath of God upon the children of and able also to bridle the whole disobedience. Gal. i. 10. For as body-and so on to verse 13. many as are of the works of the law, 83. a Ezek. vii. 6. He faid sur: are under the curse: for it is writ.


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