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thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be yea, yea; nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

23: 16. Woe unto you, ye blind guides; which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. Ye fools and blind! For whether is greater the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind! For whether is greater, the gift or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso, therefore, shall swear by the altar sweareth by it, and by all things thereon; and whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

JAMES 5: 12. But above all things, my brethren, swear not; neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath. But let your yea, be yea, and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.

HEB. 6: 13. For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself.-16. For men verily swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife; wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath; that by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. (This is all the authority for judicial oaths.)

the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. (Luke 6: 1-5.)

§ 4. THE SABBATH.

MAT. 12: 7. I will have mercy and not sacrifice. 12. It is lawful to do well on the sabbath-day.

MARK 2: 27. He said unto them, the sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath. Therefore

3: 1. And he entered again into the synagogue: and there was a man there which had a withered hand. And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbathday; that they might accuse him. And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath-days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? but they held their peace. And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. (Luke 6: 6.)

LUKE 13: 10. And he was teaching in one of their synagogues on the sabbath.-15. The Lord answered him (the ruler of the synagogue,) and said, Thou hypocrite! Doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, whom Satan hath bound, lo these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed.

JOHN 5: 10. The Jews, therefore said unto him that was cured, It is the sabbath-day; it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Take up thy bed and walk. 16. Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus and sought to kill him... but Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and Í work.

9: 14. It was the sabbath-day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes.

ACTS 13: 14. (Paul) went into the synagogue upon the sabbath-day and [preached.]42. The Gentiles besought that these words might be preached unto them the next sabbath. 44. And the next sabbathday came almost the whole city together, to hear the word of God.

16 13. And on the sabbath, we went out of the city by a riverside, where prayer was wont to be made, and we sat down and spake unto the women that resorted thither.

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18: 4. And he reasoned in the synagogue every sabbath (for a year and six months, v. 11.) and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.

17: 2. Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbathdays reasoned with them out of the scriptures.

LUKE 4: 16. Jesus, as his custom was, went into the synagogues on the sabbath-day.-31. He came down to Capernaum and taught them on the sabbath-days.

23: 56. They returned and prepared spices, and ointments, and rested the sabbath-day according to the commandment.

came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them.

1 COR. 16: 2. On the first day of the week let every one lay by him as God hath prospered him.

REV. 1: 10. I was in the spirit on the Lord's day.

COL. 2: 6. As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus, the Lord, so walk ye in him.-9. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.-14. Blotting out the hand writing of ordinances.-16. Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of a holy day, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath-days.

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 seventh day, and sanctified it, because that in it God rested from all his works.

ISA. 65: 17. For behold I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered nor come to mind. But be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold I create Jerusa-aught for his father or his mother, lem a rejoicing and her people a joy. making the word of God of none effect, through your tradition.

MARK 7:10. Moses said, Honor thy father and thy mother; and whoso curseth father or mother let him die the death. But ye say, if a man shall say to his father or his mother, It is Corban, that is to say, a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me, he shall be free; and ye suffer him no more to do

НЕВ. 3: 3. For this man was counted worthy of more glory, than Moses, inasmuch as he who hath builded the house is worthy of more honor than the house.

MARK 16: 2. Very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre, at the rising of the sun.... Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified; he is risen; he is not here. - 9. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene.

JOHN 20: 19. Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.-26. And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said unto them, Peace be unto you.

ACTS 20: 7. Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples

10: 19. Honor thy father and thy mother.

EPH. 6: 1. Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor thy father and mother (which is the first commandment with promise) that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

COL. 3: 20. Children obey your parents in all things; for this is well pleasing unto the Lord.

1 TIM. 5: 4. Let them learn to show piety at home, and to requite their parents.

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CH. IV.] OF THE MORAL LAW.

§ 6. TREATMENT OF ENEMIES.

MAT. 5: 21. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment. But I say unto you that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; but whosoever shall say, Thou fool! shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.-9. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mer

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servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him: O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

T 26: 51. And behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place for all they, that take the sword, shall perish with the sword.

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6: 15. For if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

18: 21. Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of Heaven likened unto a certain king which would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought

5: 38: Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 48. 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 all. And he would not but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow

LUKE 3: 14. And the soldiers likewise demandéd of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he 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 hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest; for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.

§ 7. MALE AND FEMALE.

MAT. 5: 27. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery : but I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after

her, hath committed adultery with
her already in his heart.
If thy
right eye offend thee pluck it out,
and cast it from thee: for it is profit-
able for thee, that one of thy mem-
bers perish, and not that thy whole
body should be cast into hell. And
if thy right hand offend thee cut it
off and cast it from thee; for it is
profitable for thee that one of thy
members perish, and not that thy
whole 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
unto you that whosoever shall put
away his wife, saving for the cause
of fornication, causeth her to com-
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MARK 10: 2. The Pharisees asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him. And he answered, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away. And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he gave you this precept; but from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and his mother and shall cleave unto his wife. And they twain shall be one flesh. (Gen. 2: 24.) So then they are no more twain but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. And in the house the disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery. (Luke 16: 18. Mat. 19: 3.)

§ S. HONESTY.

MARK 10: 19. Do not steal. Defraud not.

1 COR. 6: 8. Ye do wrong, and Know ye not that the unrighteous defraud, and that your brethren. shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived; neither fornicators,.. nor thieves, nor covetous shall inherit the kingdom of God.

1 'THES. 4: 6. That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter; because that the Lord is the avenger of all such; as we also have forewarned you and testified.

EPH. 4: 28. Let him that stole steal no more.

MAT. 15: 19. Out of the heart proceed... thefts;... these defile a man.

§ 9. GOVERNMENT OF THE TONGUE.

MAT. 12: 37. By thy words shalt thou be justified, and by thy words shalt thou be condemned.

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1 PETER 3: 10. He that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil.

JAMES 1: 26. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, that man's religion is vain. 1 COR. 6: 10. Revilers... shall not inherit the kingdom of God. JAMES 4: 11. Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law and judgeth the law; but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge. There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy; who art thou that judgest another?

COL. 3: 8. Put off... blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

1 TIM. 1: 4. Neither give heed to fables, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying.

JAMES 3: 10. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing; these things ought not so to be.

GAL. 5: 15. If ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.

EPH. 4: 25. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath; neither give place to the devil.-29. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. 31. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice.

| songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

5: 18. But be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual

PHIL. 1: 27. Let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ.

COL. 4: 5. Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

MAT. 12: 36. For every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof, in the day of judg

ment.

T JAMES 3: 2. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which, though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity! So is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed, of mankind: but the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be. Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter? Can the fig-tree, my brethren, bear olive-berries? either a vine, figs? so can no fountain both yield salt water and fresh. Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him show out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom. But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your

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