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swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.

Col. iv, 1. Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven.

and maldens, and had servants | That he shall make him ruler over
born in my house; also I had great all his goods.
possessions of great and small
cattle above all that were in Jeru-
salem before me.

Mark xiv, 66. And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest.

Luke xli, 42-44. And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his house

RELATION OF MASTER AND hold, to give them their portion of

SERVANT.

meat in due season? Blessed is
that servant, whom his lord, when
he cometh, shall find so doing. Of
truth I say unto you, that he
will make him ruler over all that
he hath.

Gen. xxiv, 10, 34. And the servant took ten camels, of the camels of his master, and de-a parted; (for all the goods of his master rere in his hand:) and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor. And he said, I am Abraham's servant.

2 Sam. ix, 2, 9-12. And there

was of the house of Saul a ser-
vant, whose name iras Ziba: and
when they had called him unto
David, the king said unto him,
Art thou Ziba? And he said, Thy
servant is he.
called to Ziba, Saul's servant, and
Then the king
said unto him, I have given unto
thy master's son all that pertained
to Saul, and to all his house.

Thou therefore, and thy sons, and
thy servants, shall till the land for
him, and thou shalt bring in the
fruits that thy master's son may
have food to eat: but Mephibosh-
eth thy master's son shall eat
bread alway at my table. Now
Ziba had fifteen sons and twenty

servants. Then said Ziba unto

the king, According to all that my lord the king hath commanded his servant, so shall thy servant do. As for Mephibosheth, said the king, he shall eat at my table, as one of the king's sors. And Mephibosheth had a young son, that dwelt in the house of Ziba were servants unto Mephibosh

whose name was Micah: and all

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1 Cor. iv, 1, 2. Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ, and stewards of the required in stewards, that a man mysteries of God. Moreover, it is be found faithful.

EXEMPLARY SERVANTS.
Gen. xxxi, 6. And ye know, that
served your father.
with all my power I [Jacob] have

was brought down to Egypt; and
Gen. xxxix, 1-5. And Joseph
Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh,
captain of the guard, an Egyptian,
bought him of the hands of the

Ishmeelites, which had brought
him down thither. And the LORD
was with Joseph, and he was a
prosperous man; and he was in
the house of his master the

Egyptian. And his master saw
that the LORD made all that he
that the LORD was with him, and
did to prosper in his hand. And
Joseph found grace in his sight,
and he served him; and he made
him overseer over his house, and
all that he had he put into his
hand. And it came to pass, from
the time that he had made him
overseer in his house, and over all
that he had, that the LORD blessed
the Egyptian's house for Joseph's
sake; and the blessing of the LORD
was upon all that he had in the
house, and in the field.

Prov. xvii, 2. A wise servant
shall have rule over a son that
causeth shame, and shall have
part of the inheritance among the

brethren.

Prov. xxvii, 18. Whoso keepeth the fig-tree shall eat the fruit thereof; so he that waiteth on his master shall be honoured.

Matth. xxiv, 45-47. Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them Prov, xiii, 17. A wicked mes-meat in due season? Blessed is senger falleth into mischief: but a that servant, whom his lord. faithful ambassador is health.

Eccles. ii, 7. I got me servants

when he cometh shall find so
doing. Verily I say unto you,

BAD SERVANTS AND
RUN-A-WAYS.

Deut. xxiii, 15, 16. Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee. He shall dwell with thee, eren among you, in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

1 Sam. xxv, 10. And Nabal answered David's servants, and said, Who is David? and who is the son of Jesse? There be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master.

1 Kings ii, 39, 40. And it came to pass at the end of three years, that two of the servants of Shimel ran away unto Achish son of Maachah king of Gath: and they told Shimei, saying, Behold, thy servants be in Gath. And Shimei arose, and saddled his ass, and went to Gath to Achish to seek his servants: and Shimei went, and brought his servants from Gath.

Prov. xxix, 19. A sorvant will not be corrected by words: for though he understand he will not

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ANCIENT SLAVERY. Gen. xliii, 18. And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Jos pli's house; and they said, Because of the money that was

returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and tall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.

Gen. xliv, 9-12, 16, 17. With whomsoever of thy servants it be found, both let him die, and we also will be my lord's bond-men. And he said, Now also let it be according unto your words: he with whom it is found shall be my servant; and ye shall be blameless.

Then they speedily took down | We, after our ability, have rethe time of an hired servant shall every man his sick to the ground, deemed our brethren the Jews it be with him. If there be yet and opened every man his sack. which were sold unto the heathen; many years behind, according unto And he searched, and began at and will ye even sell your breth-them he shall give again the price the eldest, and left at the young- ren? or shall they be sold unto of his redemption out of the est; and the cup was found in us? Then held they their peace, money that he was bought for. Benjamin's sack. And Judah and found nothing to answer. And if there remain but few years Said, What shall we say unto my unto the year of jubilee, then he lord? what shall we speak? or shall count with him, and accordhow shall we clear ourselves? ing unto his years shall he give God hath found out the iniquity him again the price of his redempof thy servants: behold, we are tion. And as a yearly hired ser my lord's servants, both we, and vant shall be be with him; and the other shall not rule with rigour he also with whom the cup is found. And he said, God forbid over him in thy sight.

that I should do so: but the man in whose hand the cup is found, he shall be my servant; and as for you, get you up in peace unto your father.

Exod. xxl, 1, 2, 16. Now these are the judgments which thou shalt set befere them. If thou buy an Hebrew servant, six years he shall serve; and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing, And he that stealeth a min, ani selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death.

Lev. xxv, 42, 44-46. For they are my servants, which I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: they shall not be sold as bondmen. Both thy bond-men and thy bondmaids, which thou shalt have, shall be of the heathen that are round about you; of them shall ye buy bondmen and bond-maids. Moreover, of the children of the strangers that do sojourn among you, of them shall ye buy, and of their families that are with you, which they begat in your land; and they shall be your possession: And ye shall take them as an inheritance for your children after you, to inherit them for a possession; they shall be your bond-men for ever: but over your brethren, the children of Israel, ye shall not rule one over another with rigour. Deut. xxiv, 7. If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among you.

Deut. xxvill, 68. And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bond-men and bond-women, and no man shall buy you.

Ezek. xvii, 13. Javan, Tubal, and Meshech, they were thy merchants: they traded the persons of men and vessels of brass in thy market.

Amos. viii, 6. That we may buy the poor for silver, and the needy for a pair of shoes; yea, and sell the refuse of the wheat?

VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE.
Exod. xxi, 5. And if the servant
shall plainly say, I love my master,
my wife, and my children, I will
not go out free.

Deut. xv, 16, 17. And it shall
be, if he say unto thee, I will not
go away from thee; (because he
loveth thee and thine house. be-
cause he is well with thee.) Then
thou shalt take an awl, and thrust
it through his ear unto the door,
and he shall be thy servant for
ever: and also unto thy maid-
servant thou shalt do likewise.

PROTECTIVE LAW.

Isa. lil, 3. For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.

That

Jer. xxxiv, 9-12, 14-17. every men should let his manservant, and every man his maidservant, being an Hebrew or an Hebrewess, go free; that none should serve himself of them, to wit, of a Jew his brother. Now, when all the princes, and all the people, which had entered into the covenant, heard that every one should let his man-servant, and every one his maid-servant, go free, that none should serve themselves of them any more; then they obeyed, and let them go. But afterward they turned, and Exod. xxi, 20, 21, 26. 27. 32. And caused the servants and the handif a man smite his servant, or his maids, whom they had let go free, maid, with a rod, and he die under to return, and brought them into his hand; he shall be surely pun-subjection for servants and for ished. Notwithstanding, if be handmaids. Therefore the word continue a day or two, he shall of the LORD came to Jeremiah not be punished: for he is his from the LORD, saying, At the end money. And if a man smite the of seven years let ye go every eye of his servant, or the eye of man his brother an Hebrew, which his maid, that it perish, he shall hath been sold unto thee; and let him go free for his eye's sake. when he hath served thee six And if lie smite out his man-ser-years, thou shalt let him go free vant's tooth, or his maid-servant's from tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. If the ox shall push a man-servant or maid-servant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

REDEMPTION.

Lev. xxv, 47–53. And if a sojourner or stranger wax rich by thee, and thy brother that dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himself, unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, or to the stock of the stranger's family: After that he is sold he may be redeemed again; one of his brethren may redeem him: Either his uncle, or his uncle's son, may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin unto him of his 1 Kings ix, 22. But of the chil-family may redeem him; or, if he dren of Israel did Solon.on make be able, he may redeem himself. no bond-men: but they were men And he shall reckon with him of war, and his servants, and his that bought him, from the year princes, and his captains, and that he was sold to him, unto the rulers of his chariots, and his year of jubilee: and the price of horsemen. his sale shall be according unto Nel. v, 8. And I said unto them, I the number of vears; according to

hearkened not unto me, neither
thee: but your fathers
inclined their ear.
now turned, and had done right
And ye were
in my sight, in proclaiming liberty
every man to his neighbour, and
ye had made a covenant before
me in the house which is called
by my name: But ye turned, and
polluted my name, and caused
every man his servant, and every
man his handmaid, whom he had
set at liberty at their pleasure, to
return, and brought them into
subjection, to be unto yon for
servants

and for handinaids. Therefore thus saith the LORD, Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

COMPENSATION.
Exod. iii, 21, 22. And I will give

this people favour in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty: But every woman shall borrow of her neighbour, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall spoil the Egyptians.

Exod. xi, 2, 3. Speak now in the ears of the people, and let every man borrow of his neighbour, and every woman of her neighbour, Jewels of silver, and jewels of gold. And the LORD gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians.

Eph. vi, 5-7. Servants be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ, Not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart; With good will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to

willingly. For perhaps he there-use it rather. For he that is called fore departed for a season, that in the Lord, being a servant, is the thou shouldest receive him for Lord's free man: likewise also he ever; Not now as a servant, but that is called, being free, is Christ's above a servant, a brother be- servant. Ye are bought with a loved, specially to me, but how price; be not ye the servants of men. much more unto thee, both in the Brethren, let every man, wherein flesh, and in the Lord? If thou he is called, therein abide with count me therefore a partner, re- God. ceive him as myself. If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account. I Paul have written it with mine own hand, I will repay it: albeit I do not say to thee how thou owest unto me even thine own self besides. Yea, brother, let me have joy of thee in the Lord: refresh my bowels in the Lord. Having conMoreover, the man Moses was very great in the landfidence in thy obedience I wrote of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh's unto thee, knowing that thou wilt servants, and in the sight of the also do more than I say. But withal prepare me also a lodging: people. Exod. xii, 35, 36. And the chilfor I trust that through your praydren of Israel did according to the ers I shall be given unto you. word of Moses; and they borrowed There salute thee Epaphras, my of the Egyptians, jewels of silver, fellow-prisoner in Christ Jesus; and jewels of gold, and raiment. Marcus, Aristarchus, Demas, And the LORD gave the people Lucas, my fellow-labourers. The favour in the sight of the E-yp-grace of our Lord Jesus Christ tians, so that they lent unto them with your spirit. Amen. such things as they required: and they spoiled the Egyptians.

REMARKABLE INSTANCE. Philem.1-25. Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellow-labourer, And to our beloved Apphia, and Archippus our fellow-soldier, and to the church in thy house: Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank my God, making mention of thee always in my prayers, Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints; That the communication of thy faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing which is in you in Christ Jesus. For we have great joy and consolation in thy love, because the bowels of the saints are refreshed by thee, brother. Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that which is convenient, Yet, for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an oue as Paul the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.

I beseech thee for
my son
Onesimus, whom I have begot-
ten in my bonds: Which in time

MANUMISSION.

men.

Çol. iii, 22-25. Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh: not with eye-service, as men-pleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inherit beauce; for ye serve the Lord Christ.

But he that doeth wrong shall receive for the wrong which he hath done: and there is no respect of persons.

1 Tim. vi, 1, 2. Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blas

Erod. xxi, 3, 4 If he came in by
himself, he shall go out by him-
self; if he were married, then his
wife shall go out with him. I
his master have given him a wife,
and she have born him sons cr
daughters; the wite and her chil-phemed.
dren shall be her master's, and he
shall go out by himself.

Deut. xv, 12-15, 18. And if thy
brother, an Hebrew man, or an
Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee,
and serve thee six years; then in
the seventh year thou shalt let
him go free from thee. And when
thou sendest him out free from
thee, thou shalt not let him go
away empty: Thou shalt furnish
him liberally out of thy flock, and
out of thy floor, and out of thy
wine-press: of that wherewith the
thou shalt give unto him.
LORD thy God hath blessed thee
And
thou shalt remember that thou

Egypt, and the LORD thy God
wast a bond-man in the land of

redeemed thee: therefore I com

mand thee this thing to-day. It

shall not seem hard unto thee

when thou sendest him away free
from thee; for he hath been worth
a double hired servant to thee, in
serving thee six years: and the
LORD thy God shall bless thee in
all that thou doest.

NEW TESTAMENT
PRECEPTS.

past was to thee unprofitable, but
now profitable to thee and to me;
Whom I have sent again: thou
therefore receive him that is mine
own bowels; Whom I would have
retained with me, that in thy
stead he might have ministered 1 Cor. vil, 20-24. Let every man
unto me in the bonds of the gospel. abide in the same calling wherein
But without thy mind would I do he was called. Art thou called
nothing, that thy benefit should being a servant? care not for it;
not be as it were of necessity, but I but if thou mayest be made free,

And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the beneilt. These things teach and exhort.

Titus ii, 9, 10. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

1 Peter i, 18-20. Servants, be subject to your masters with all For this is thank-worthy, if a man fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when yo be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but it, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable

with God.

ALLUSIONS.

Lev. xxv, 55. For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants, whom I brought forth out of the land of the LORD your Egypt: I am God.

Deut, xii, 8, 9. Yo shall not do

after all the things that we do hero this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. For ye are not as yet come to the rest, and to the inheritance, which the LORD your God giveth you.

John vili, 32--34. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. They answered him, We be Abraham's Seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.

the poor reproacheth his Maker, and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

Jer. lii, 16. But Nebuzar-adan, the captain of the guard, left certain of the poor of the land for vine-dressers, and for husbandmen.

Mark xiv,7. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

RICH AND POOR.

Ps. xxxvii, 16. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked.

Prov. x, 15. The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

maketh himself rich, yet hath Prov. xiii, 7, 8. There is that nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. The ransom of a man's Deut. xxviii. 17. Cursed shall de life are his riches: but the poor thy basket and thy store. heareth not rebuke.

Job xv, 29. He shall not be rich, neither shall his substance contiuue, neither shall he prolong the perfection thereof upon the earth.

BEGGARY.

Ps. xxxvii, 25. I have been

Luke xviii, 35. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging.

Rom. vi, 16-22. Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness? But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin; but ye have obeyed young, and now am old; yet have from the heart that form of doc-I not seen the righteous forsaken, trine which was delivered you. nor his seed begging bread. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now, being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.

Gal. v, 13. For, brethren, yo have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

1 Peter il, 16. As free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

VII.

Acts ill, 2-6. And a certain man, lame from his mother's womb.was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is calle Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; Who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John. said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to recelve something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ

of Nazareth rise up and walk.

hast.

BOUNTY LEVIED.

1 Sam. xxv, 5-9. And David sent out ten young men and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name: 2 Peter ii, 19. While they pro-liveth in prosperity Peace be both And thus shall ye say to him that mise them liberty,they themselves to thee, and peace be to thine house, are the servants of corruption: and peace be unto all that thou And now I have heard that thou hast shearers: now thy shepherds which were with us, we hurt them not, neither was there ought missing unto them, all the while they were in Carmel, Ask thy young men, and they will shew thee: wherefore let the young men find favour in thine eyes; (for we come in a good day;) give, I pray thee, whatsoever cometh to thine hand unto thy servants, and to thy son David. And when David's young men came, they spake to Nabal according to all those words in the name of David, and ceased.

POOR LAW. POVERTY AN INEVITABLE STATE OF SOCIETY.

Deut. xv. 11. For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.

Prov, xvii, 5. Whoso mocketh

Prov. xiv, 20. The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

Prov. xv, 16. Better is little with the fear of the LORD, than great treasure, and trouble therewith.

Prov. xvi, 8. Better is little with righteousness, than great revenues without right.

Pror. xviii, 23. The poor useth entreaties: but the rich answereth roughly.

Prov xix, 1-4. 22. Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that is perverse in his Also, that the lips, and is a fool.

soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. The foolIshness of man perverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the LORD. Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. The desire of a man is his kindness; and a poor man is better than a liar.

Prov. xxviii, 6, 11. Better is the poor that walketh in his uprightness, than he that is perverse in his ways, though he be rich. The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that hath understanding searcheth him out.

Eccles. iv, 6. Better is an handful with quietness, than both the

hands full with travail and vexa

tion of spirit.

And

Mark xii, 41--44. And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and be held how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in than all they which have cast into the treasury: For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

Luke xix, 25. 26. (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath

shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

James il, 6, 7. But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment-seats? Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?

Prov. xxx, 7-9. Two things have I required of thee; deny me them

not before I die: Remove far from me vanity and lies; give me neither poverty nor riches; feed

me with food convenient for me: Lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the LORD? or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.

GOD'S CARE OF THE POOR. Job v,15. But he saveth the poor from the sword, from their mouth, and from the hand of the mighty. Job xxxvi, 6. He preserveth not the life of the wicked: but giveth right to the poor.

Ps. ix, 18. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

Ps. xil, 5. For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.

Ps. cix, 31. For he shall stand at the right hand of the poor, to save him from those that condemn his

soul.

Zeph. III, 12. I will also leave in the midst of thee an afflicted and poor people, and they shall trust in the name of the LORD.

Luke vi, 20. And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

James 1, 5. Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?

LEGAL SUPPORT FOR THE
POOR.

Lev. xix, 10. And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger: I am the LORD your God.

for thy maid, and for thy hired
servant, and for thy stranger that
sojourneth with thee.

Deut. xiv, 28, 29. At the end of
three years thou shalt bring forth
all the tithe of thine increase the
same year, and shall lay it up
within thy gates: And the Levite,
(because he hath no part nor in-
heritance with thee,) and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and
the widow, which are within thy
gates, shall come, and shall eat
and be satisfied; that the LORD
thy God may bless thee in all the
work of thine hand which thou
doest.

he that hideth his eyes shall have many a curse.

Prov. xxix, 7. The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

Mark xiv, 5. For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

Luke vi, 38. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken to gether, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

Luke xi, 41. But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

Deut. xxiv, 19-21. When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of Luke xii, 33. Sell that ye have, thine hands. When thou beatest and give alms; provide yourselves thine olive-tree, thou shalt not go bags which wax not old, a treasure over the boughs again: it shall in the heavens that faileth not, be for the stranger, for the father-where no thief approacheth, nelless, and for the widow. When ther moth corrupteth. thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shall not glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.

Make to yourselves friends of the Luke xvi, 9. And I say unto you, mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Deut. xxvi, 12, 13. When thou hast made an end of tithing all Luke xviii, 22. Now, when Jesus the tithes of thine increase the heard these things, he said unto third year, which is the year of him, Yet lackest thou one thing: tithing, and hast given it unto the sell all that thou hast, and distri Levite, the stranger, the father-bute unto the poor, and thou shalt less, and the widow, that they have treasure in heaven: and may eat within thy gates, and be come, follow me. filled; Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them.

SUPPORT FROM BENEVO-
LENCE.

LIBERALITY COMMANDED AND

EULOGIZED.

Prov. xi, 24, There is that scat-
tereth, and yet increaseth; and

there is that withholdeth more
than is meet, but it tendeth to
poverty.

Prov. xiv, 21. He that despiseth
his neighbour sinneth: but he
grow-happy is he.
that hath mercy on the poor,

Lev. xxv, 5,6. That which eth of its own accord of thy harvest thou shalt not reap, neither gather the grapes of thy vine undressed: for it is a year of rest unto the land. And the sabbath of the land shall be meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and

Prov. xxi, 13. Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Prov. xxviii, 27. He that giveth unto the poor shall not lack; but

Acts xx, 35. I have showed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

Rom. xv, 27. It hath pleased them verily; and their debtors they are. For if the Gentiles have been made partakers of their spiritual things, their duty is also to minister unto them in carnai things.

2 Cor. viii, 7. Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

1 Tim. vi, 18. That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate.

James ii, 15, 16. If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?

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