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* Υe shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another, Lev. xix. 11. Τhoushalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning, 13. Αnd if thou sell ought unto thy neighbour, or buyest ought of thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not oppress one another, xxv.14. Τhou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. Τhou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small. Βut thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect Εί that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LoRD thy God giveth thee. VΟΙ. ΙΙΙ.
just measure shalt thou have:
For all that do such
things, απd all that do unrighteously, αre anabomination unto the LonD thy God, Deut. xxν. 13-16. In thee have they taken gifts to shed blood, thou hast taken, usury and increase, and thou hastgreedily gainedofthy neighbours by extortion, and hastforgotten me, saith the Lord GoD. Βehold, therefore I have smitten mine hand at thy dishonest gain which thou hast made, and at thy blood which hath been in the midst of thee, Εzek. xxii. 12, 13. Saying, When will the newmoon be gone, that we may sell corn! and the sabbath, that we may setforth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit! Τhat we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes, Jea, and sell the refuse of the wheat : Τhe LoRD bath sworn by the excellency of Jacob, Surely I will never forget any of their works: Αmos viii. 5-7. Defraud not, Μark x. 19. " See on Rom. xii, ver. 19. clause 2.
* Βetter is a dry morsel, and φuietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices υίth strife, Ρrov. xvii. 1. Βetter is an handful with guietness, than both the hands full τυith travail and vexation of spirit, Εccles. iv. 6. Νow them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread, 2 Τhess. iii. 12. For kings, and for all that are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, 1 Τim. ii. 2. Βutlet it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price, 1 Ρet. iii. 4.
"See on Rom. xii. ver. 11. clause 1.
Col. iv. 5. Μoreover, he must have a good report of them which are without, lest he fallinto reproach and the snare of the devil, 1 Τim. iii. 7.
"Βut as the days of Νoe ωere, so shall also the coming of the Son of πman be For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Νoe entered into the ark, Αnd knew not, until the flood came, and took them all away; 8o shall also the coming of the Son of man be, Μatt. xxiv. 37-39. Αnd take heed to yourselves, lest at an time your hearts be overcharged wi surfeiting, and drunkenness,and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawaree. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth, xxi. 34, 35. "See on Μatt. xxiii. ver.33. clause 2.
ful iii all things, 11. Τhat the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, Τit. ii. 2. Τhat they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 4. Υoung menlikewise exhort to besober minded, 6. Τeaching us, that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world, 12. Wherefore gird up the loins of your πmind, be sober, and hope to the end, for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ, 1 Ρet. i. 13. Βut the end of all things is at hand, be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer, iv. 7. Βe sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, ν. 8. VΕR. 7.
οι γάς καθεύδοντες, νυκτός καθεύδουσι'
και οι μεθυσκόμενοι, νυκτός μεθύουσιν.
" Ηe that receiveth you, receiveth me ; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. Ηe that receiveth a prophet, in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward , and he that receiveth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man, shall receive a righteous man's reward. Αnd whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold uater only in the name of a disciple, verily Ι say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward. Μatt. χ. 40-42.
" See on Μarkix. ver. 50. clause 3.
judged of no man, 1 Cor. ii. 15. Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge, xiv. 29. Ρroving what is acceptable unto the Lord, Εph. v. 10. Τhat ye may approve things that are excellent, Phil: i. 10. Βeloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God, because many false prophets are gone out into the world, 1 John iv. 1. I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil : and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars, Rev. ii. 2. "See on John viii. ver. 31. clause 1.