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thou swear by thy head, because the Son of man is Lord also of the thou canst not make one hair white sabbath. (Luke 6: 1-5.) or black. But let your communica 3: 1. And he entered again tion be yea, yea; nay, nay: for what- into the synagogue: and there was a soever is more than these cometh of man there which had a withered evil.
hand. And they watched him, wheth23: 16. Woe unto you, ye blind er he would heal him on the sabbathguides ; which say, Whosoever day; that they might accuse him. shall swear by the temple, it is And he saith unto the man which had nothing ; but whosoever shall swear the withered hand, Stand forth. And by the gold of the temple, he is a he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do debtor. Ye fools and blind! For good on the sabbath-days, or to do whether is greater the gold, or the evil? to save life, or to kill? but they temple that sanctifieth the gold? held their peace. And when he had And, Whosoever shall swear by the looked round about on them with altar, it is nothing; but whosoever anger, being grieved for the hardsweareth by the gift that is upon it, ness of their hearts, he saith unto he is guilty. Ye fools and blind! the man, Stretch forth thy hand. For whether is greater, the gift or And he stretched it out: and his hand the altar that sanctifieth the gift? was restored whole as the other. Whoso, therefore, shall swear by (Luke 6: 6.) the altar sweareth by it, and by all Luke 13: 10. And he was teaching things thereon; and whoso shall in one of their synagogues on the swear by the temple, sweareth by it, sabbath. – 15. The Lord answered and by him that dwelleth therein. him (the ruler of the synagogue,) and And he that shall swear by heaven, said, Thou hypocrite ! Doth not sweareth by the throne of God, and each one of you on the sabbath loose by him that sitteth thereon.
his ox or his ass from the stall and JAMES 5: 12. But above all things, lead him away to watering? And my brethren, swear not; neither by ought not this woman, whom Satan heaven, neither by the earth, neither hath bound, lo these eighteen years, by any other oath. But let your yea, i be loosed from this bond on the sabbe yea, and your nay, nay ; lest ye bath-day? And when he had said fall into condemnation.
these things, all his adversaries were Heb. 6: 13. For when God made ashamed. promise to Abraham, because he John 5: 10. The Jews, therefore could swear by no greater, he sware said unto him that was cured, It is the by himself. - 16. For men verily sabbath-day; it is not lawful for thee swear by the greater, and an oath for to carry thy bed. He answered confirmation is to them an end of all them, He that made me whole, the strife ; wherein God, willing more same said unto me, Take up thy bed abundantly to show unto the heirs of and walk. — 16. Therefore did the promise the immutability of his coun- Jews persecute Jesus and sought to sel, confirmed it by an oath ; that by kill him... but Jesus answered them, two immutable things, in which it My Father worketh hitherto, and I was impossible for God to lie, we work. might have a strong consolation who
9: 14. It was the sabbath-day have fled for refuge to lay hold upon when Jesus made the clay, and openthe hope set before us. (This is all the authority for judi Acts 13: 14. (Paul) went into the cial oaths.)
synagogue upon the sabbath-day and (preached.] -- 42. 'The Gentiles besought that these words might be
preached unto them the next sab§ 4. THE SABBATH.
bath. — 44. And the next sabbath
day came almost the whole city toMat. 12: 7. I will have mercy gether, to hear the word of God. and not sacrifice. - 12. It is lawful 16 : 13. And on the sabbath, to do well on the sabbath-day. we went out of the city by a river
Mark 2: 27. He said unto them, side, where prayer was wont to be the sabbath was made for man, and made, and we sat down and spake not man for the sabbath. Therefore unto the women that resorted thither.
ed his eyes.
18: 4. And he reasoned in the came together to break bread, Paul synagogue every sabbath (for a year preached unto them. and six months, v. 11.) and persuad 1 Cor. 16: 2. On the first day of ed the Jews and the Greeks.
the week let every one lay by him 17: 2. Paul, as his manner was, as God hath prospered him. went in unto them, and three sabbath Rev. 1: 10. I was in the spirit days reasoned with them out of the on the Lord's day. scriptures.
Col. 2: 6. As ye have therefore LUKE 4: 16. Jesus, as his custom received Christ Jesus, the Lord, so was, went into the synagogues on walk ye in him.-9. For in him dwellthe sabbath-day. – 31. He eth all the fulness of the Godhead down to Capernaum and taught them bodily. - 14. Blotting out the hand on the sabbath-days.
writing of ordinances. — 16. Let no 23: 56. They returned and pre- man therefore judge you in meat, or pared spices, and ointments, and in drink, or in respect of a holy day, rested the sabbath-day according to or of the new moon, or of the sabthe commandment.
First Day of the Week.
Mark 2: 28. The Son of man is § 5. OF THE PARENTAL RELATION. Lord also of the sabbath.
Gen. 2: 3. God Blessed the sey - MARR 7: 10. Moses said, Honor enth day, and sanctified it, because thy father and thy mother; and that in it God rested from all his whoso curseth father or mother let works.
him die the death. But ye say, if a Isa. 65: 17. For behold I create man shall say to his father or his new heavens and a new earth ; and mother, It is Corban, that is to say, the former shall not be remembered a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest nor come to mind. But be ye glad be profited by me, be shall be free; and rejoice forever in that which I and ye suffer him no more to do create ; for behold I create Jerusa- | aught for his father or his motber, lem a rejoicing and her people a joy. making the word of God of none
HEB. 3: 3. For this man was effect, through your tradition. counted worthy of more glory, than 10: 19. Honor thy father and thy Moses, inasmuch as he who hath mother. builded the house is worthy of more
Eph. 6: 1. Children obey your honor than the house,
parents in the Lord, for this is right. Mark 16: 2. Very early in the Honor thy father and niother (which morning, the first day of the week, is the first commandment with prothey came unto the sepulchre, at the mise) that it may be well with thee, rising of the sun.... Ye seek Jesus and thou mayest live long on the of Nazareth, which was crucified; earth. he is risen ; he is not here. – 9. Col. 3: 20. Children obey your Now when Jesus was risen early the parents in all things; for this is well first day of the week, he appeared pleasing unto the Lord. first to Mary Magdalene.
1 Tim. 5: 4. Let them learn to John 20: 19. Then the same day show piety at home, and to requite at evening, being the first day of the their parents. week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled
Duty of Parents. for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto Eph. 6: 4. And ye, fathers, prothem, Peace be unto you. – 26. And voke not your children to wrath ; after eight days, again his disciples but bring them up in the nurture and were within, and Thomas with admonition of the Lord. them. Then came Jesus, the doors 1 Tim. 5: 8. If a man provide being shut, and stood in the midst not for his own, specially for those and said unto them, Peace be unto of his own household, he hath denied you.
the faith, and is worse than an inActs 20: 7. Upon the first day fidel. of the week, when the disciples
servants saw what was done, they § 6. TREATMENT OF ENEMIES. were very sorry, and came and told
unto their lord all that was done. Mat. 5: 21. Ye have heard that Then his lord, after that he had it was said by them of old time, called him, said unto him : 0 thou 'Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever wicked servant; I forgave thee all shall kill, shall be in danger of the that debt, because thou desiredst me: judgment. But I say unto you that shouldest not thou also have had whosoever is angry with his brother compassion on thy fellow-servant, without a cause, shall be in danger | even as I had pity on thee ? And of the judgment : and whosoever his lord was wroih, and delivered shall say to his brother, Raca, shall him to the tormentors, till he should . be in danger of the council; but pay all that was due unto him. So whosoever shall say, Thou fool ! | likewise shall my heavenly Father shall be in danger of hell fire.- do also unto you, if ye from your Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to hearts forgive not every one his the altar, and there rememberest that brother their trespasses. thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar | 26: 51. And behold, one of them and go thy way; first be reconciled which were with Jesus stretched to thy brother, and then come and out bis hand, and drew his sword, offer thy gift. — 9. Blessed are the and struck a servant of the high merciful, for they shall obtain mer- priest, and smote off his ear. Then cy.
said Jesus unto him, Put up again 6: 15. For if ye forgive not men thy sword into his place : for all their trespasses, neither will your they, that take the sword, shall perFather forgive your trespasses.
ish with the sword. 13: 21. Then came Peter to him, 5: 38: Ye have heard that it hath and said, Lord, how oft shall my been said, An eye for an eye, and a brother sin against me, and I forgive tooth for a tooth. But I say unto him? till seven times? Jesus saith you, That ye resist not evil: but unto him, I say not unto thee, Until whosoever shall smite thee on thy seven times ; but, Until seventy right cheek, turn to him the other times seven. Therefore is the king- also. And if any man will sue thee dom of Heaven likened unto a cer at the law, and take a way thy coat, tain king which would take account let him have thy cloak also. And of his servants. And when he had whosoever shall compel thee to go a begun to reckon, one was brought mile, go with him twain. — 43. Ye unto him which owed him ten thou- | have heard that it hath been said, sand talents. But forasmuch as he Thou shalt love thy neighbor and had not to pay, his lord commanded hate thine enemy : but I say unto you, him to be sold, and his wife and Love your enemies, bless them that children, and all that he had, and curse you, do good to them that hate payment to be made. The servant you, and pray for them which detherefore fell down and worshipped spitefully use you, and persecute him, saying, Lord, have patience you; that ye may be the children of with me, and I will pay thee all. your Father which is in heaven: for Then the lord of that servant was he maketh his sun to rise on the evil moved with compassion, and loosed and on the good, and sendeth rain him, and forgave him the debt. But on the just and on the unjust. For the same servant went out, and if ye love them which love you, what found one of his fellow-servants, reward have ye? do not even the which owed him a hundred pence: publicans the same? And if ye saand he laid hands on him, and took lute your brethren only, what do ye him by the throat, saying, Pay me more than others ? do not even the that thou owest. And his fellow- publicans so? Be ye therefore servant fell down at his feet, and perfect, even as your Father which besought him, saying, Have patience is in heaven is perfect with me, and I will pay thee al). LUKE 3: 14. And the soldiers And he would not : but went and likewise demanded of him, saying, cast him into prison, till he should | And what shall we do? And be pay the debt.“ So when his fellow said unto them, Do violence to
no man, neither accuse any falsely ; | marry her that is divorced commitand be content with your wages. teth adultery.
6: 27. But I say unto you which Mark 10: 2. The Pharisees askhear, Love your enemies, do good ed him, Is it lawful for a man to put to them which hate you, bless them away his wife ? tempting him. And that curse you, and pray for them he answered, What did Moses comwhich despitefully use you.
And mand you ? And they said, Moses urito him that suniteth thee on the suffered to write a bill of divorceone cheek, offer also the other ; and ment, and to put her away. And him that taketh away thy cloak, for- Jesus answered and said unto them, bid not to take thy coat also. Give For the hardness of your heart he to every man that asketh of thee ; | gave you this precept; but from the and of him that taketh away thy beginning of the creation God made goods, ask them not again. And as them male and female. For this ye would that men should do to you, cause shall a man leave his father do yo also to them likewise. For if and his mother and shall cleave ye love them which love you, what unto his wife. Aud they twain thank have ye? for sinners also love shall be one flesh. (Gen. 2: 24.) So those that love them. And if ye do then they are no more twain but good to them which do good to you,
What, therefore, God what thank have ye? for sinners hath joined together, let not man also do even the sanie. And if ye put asunder. And in the house the lend to them of whoin ye hope to disciples asked him again of the receive, what thank have ye? for
And he saith unto sinners also lend to sinners, to re them, Whosoever shall put away ceive as much again. But love ye his wife, and marry another, comyour enemies, and do good, and mitteth adultery against her. And lend, hoping for nothing again ; and if a woman shåll put away her husyour reward shall be great, and ye band, and be married to another, shall be the children of the Highest; she committeth adultery. (Luke for he is kind unto the unthankful 16: 13. Mat. 19: 3.) and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
§ 8. Honesty.
MARK 10: 19. Do not steal. De§ 7. NALE AND FEMALE.
fraud not. Mat. 5: 27. Ye bave heard that
1 Cor. 6: 8. Ye do wrong, and it was said by them of old time, Know ye not that the unrighteous
defraud, and that your brethren. 'Thou shalt not commit adultery :
shall not inherit the king but I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after God? Be not deceived; neither forher, hath committed adultery with nicators,.. nor thieves, nor covetous her already in his heart.
shall inherit the kingdom of God. right eye offend thee pluck it oui,
i Thes. 4: 6. That no man go and cast it from thee: for it is profit- beyond and defraud his brother in able for thee, that one of thy mem
any matter ; because that the Lord bers perish, and not that thy whole is the avenger of all such ; as we body should be cast into hell. And also have forewarned you and testi
fied. if thy right hand offend thee cut it
EPH. 4: 28. Let him that stole off and cast it from thee; for it is
steal no more. profitable for thee that one of thy members perish, and not that thy ceed...thefts;... these defile a man.
Mar. 15:19. Out of the heart prowhole body be cast into hell. It hath been said, whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement; but I say $ 9. Government OF THE TONGUE. unto you that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause Mat. 12: 37. By thy words shalt of fornication, causeth her to com thou be justified, and by thy words mit adultery. And whosoever shall / shalt thou be condemned.
15: 18. The things that proceed songs, singing and making melody out of the mouth, these come forth in your heart to the Lord, giving from the heart and defile the man, thanks always for all things unto for out of the heart proceed evil God and the Father, in the name of thoughts, .... false witness, blas our Lord Jesus Christ. pheny.
Phil. 1: 27. Let your conversaJAMES 3: 6. The tongue is a fire; tion be as it becometh the gospel of a world of iniquity ; it defileth the Christ. whole body:
Col. 4: 5. Walk in wisdom toEph. 4: 31. Let all bitterness... ward them that are without, redeemand evil speaking be put from you. ing the time. Let your speech be Titus 3 :, 2. Speak evil of no always with grace, seasoned with
salt, that ye may know how ye ought 1 PETER 3: 10. He that will love to answer every man. life and see good days, let him re MAT. 12: 36. For every idle word frain his tongue from evil.
that men shall speak, they shall give James 1 : 26. If any man among account thereof, in the day of judgyou seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, that man's religion is vain.
1 JAMES 3: 2. If any man offend 1 Cor. 6: 10. Revilers ... shall not in word, the same is a perfect not inherit the kingdom of God. man, and able also to bridle the
James 4: 11. Speak not evil one whole body. Behold, we put bits in of another, brethren. He that speak- the horses' mouths, that they may eth evil of his brother and judgeth obey us; and we turn about their his brother, speaketh evil of the whole body. Behold also the ships, law and judgeth the law; but if which, though they be so great, and thou judge the law, thou art not a are driven of fierce winds, yet are doer of the law, but a judge. There they turned about with a very small is one lawgiver, who is able to save helm, whithersoever the governor and to destroy ; who art thou that listeth. Even so the tongue is a litjudgest another?
tle member, and boasteth great Col. 3: 8. Put off... blasphemy, things. Behold, how great a matter filthy communication out of your
a little fire kindleth! And the tongue mouth.
is a fire, a world of iniquity! So is 1 'Tım. 1: 4. Neither give heed the tongue among our members, that to fables, which minister questions, it defileth the whole body, and setrather than godly edifying.
teth on fire the course of nature; James 3: 10. Out of the same and it is set on fire of hell. For mouth proceedeth blessing and curs every kind of beasts, and of birds, ing; these things ought not so to be. and of serpents, and of things in
Gal. 5: 15. If ye bite and de- the sea, is tamed, and hath been vour one another, take heed that ye tamed, of mankind: but the tongue be not consumed one of another. can no man tame; it is an unruly
Eph. 4: 25. Wherefore putting evil, full of deadly poison. Thereaway lying, speak every man truth with blesswe God, even the Father ; with his neighbor: for we are mem
and therewith curse we men, which bers one of another. Be ye angry are made after the similitude of God. and sin not: let not the sun go down Out of the same mouth proceedeth upon your wrath ; neither give place blessing and cursing. My brethren, to the devil. – 29. Let no corrupt these things ought not so to be. communication proceed out of your Doth a fountain send forth at the mouth, but that which is good to same place sweet water and bitter? the use of edifying, that it may min- Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear ister grace unto the hearers. — 31. olive-berries? either a vine, figs? so Let all bitterness, and wrath, and can no fountain both yield salt water anger, and clamor, and evil speak- and fresh. Who is a wise man ing, be put away from you, with all and endued with knowledge among malice.
you? let him show out of a good 5: 18. But be filled with the conversation his works with meekSpirit ; speaking to yourselves in ness of wisdom. But if ye have psalms, and hymns, and spiritual bitter envying and strife in your