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Dan. xi. 33. They that understand among the people shall instruct many. See Prov. i. 2, 3.
LII. Of refusing instruction. Prov. i. 7. Fools dispise wisdom and instruction. Ch. xv. 5.
v. 23. The wicked shall die without instruction, and in the greatnes of his folly he shall go astray. Ver. 12, 13.
xiii. 18. Poverty and shame shall be to him that refuseth instruction, but he that regardeth reproof shall be honoured.
xvi. 22 Understanding is a well-spring of life to him that hath it, but the instruction of fools is folly. See Heb. v. 12.
LIII. To edify one another. Rom. xiv. 19. Let us follow after the things which make for peace, and the things wherewith one may edify another.
xv. 2. Let every one please his neighbour for his good to edification.
1 Cor. viii. 1. Charity edifieth.
xiv. 26. Let all things be done to edifying.
Eph. iv. 29. Let no corrupt communications proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good for the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers.
1 Thess. v. 11. Comfort yourselves together, and edify one another. See Eph. iv 16. 1 Cor. x. 23.-xiv. 3, 12,
LIV. To exhort one another. Heb. iii, 13. Exhort one another daily, while it is called to-day, lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.
x. 24. Let us consider one another to provoke one another to love and to good works.
Ver. 25. Exhorting one another,
LV. To warn one another. 1 Thess. v. 11. Warn them that are unruly, comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, be patient to
ward all men.
LVI. To admonish one another. Eccl. v. 13. Better is a poor and wise child, than an old and foolish king, that will no more be admonished.
xii. 11. The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fixed by the masters of assemblies.
Ver. 12. By these, my son, be thou admonished.
Rom. xv. 14. I myself am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish one another.
Col. iii. 16. Let the word of Christ dwell in you, in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another.
2 Thess. iii. 14. If any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed.
Ver. 15. Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.
LVII. To rebuke one another, and to hearken to rebuke. Lev. xix. 17. Thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and suffer not sin upon him.
Prov. xxviii. 23. He that rebuketh a man, afterwards shall find more favour than he that flattereth with the tongue. Ch. xxvii. 5.
Prov. xxiv. 25. To them that rebuke the wicked shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Matt. viii. 33. Jesus rebuked Peter. Luke xxiii. 4. One thief rebuked another.
1 Tim. v. 20. Them that sin rebuke before all, that others may fear. LVIII. Of not giving and receiving rebuke. Prov. ix. 7. He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame, and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth to himself a blot.
Ver. 8. Reprove not a scorner lest he hate thee, rebuke a wise man and he will love thee.
xiii. 1. A scorner heareth not rebuke.
Amos v. 10. The wicked hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
Matt. vii. 6. Give not that which is holy unto dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rent you.
1 Tim. v. 1. Rebuke not an elder, but entreat him as a father. LIX. To reprove one another. Ps. cxli. 5. Let the righteous smite me, it shall be a kindness, and let him reprove me, it sahll be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head. Prov. xxvii. 6.
Prov. vi. 23. Reproofs of instruction are the way of life.
xiii. 18. He that regardeth reproof shall be honoured. xv. 5. He that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Ver. 31. The ear that heareth the reproof of life, abideth among the wise.
Ver. 32. He that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
xvii. 10. A reproof entereth more into a wise man than a hundred stripes into a fool.
xix. 25. Reprove one that hath understanding and he will understand knowledge.
xxv. 10. As an ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover on an obedient ear.
Eph. v. 11. Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.
Ver. 13. All things that are reproved are made manifest by the light.
LX. Of not heakening to reproof. Prov. x. 17. He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction, but he that refuseth reproof erreth. xii. 1. Whoso loveth instruction loveth knowledge, but he that ha teth reproof is brutish.
xviii. 10. Correction is grievous to him that forsaketh the he that hateth reproof shall die.
Ver. 12. A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him, neither will he go unto the wise.
xxix. 1. He that being often reproved, hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed and that without remedy.
Isa. xxix. 20. The terrible one is brought to nought, and the scorner is consumed, and all them that watch for iniquity are cut off.
Ver. 21. That make a man an offender for a word, and that lay a snare for him that reproveth in the gate, and that turn aside the just, for a thing of nought.
Hos. iv. 4. Let no man strive nor reprove another, for thy people are as they that strive with the priest.
Luke iii. 19. Herod being reproved by John for Herodias sake his brother Phillip's wife, and for all the evil he had done, shut up John in prison.
John iii. 20. Every one that doth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
LXI. Gentleness. Gal. v. 22. The fruit of the Spirit is gentleness, kindness.
James iii. 17. The wisdom from above is pure, peaceable, gentle, &c.
Examples. Isa. xl. 11. Christ will gently lead those that are with young.
2 Cor. x. 1. I beseech you by the gentleness of Christ.
1 Thess. ii. 7. We the apostles were gentle among you as a nurse.
2 Tim. ii. 24. The servant of the Lord must be gentle. Tit. iii. 2.
LXII. To shew kindness commanded. Rom. xii. 10. Be kindly affectioned one to another.
I Cor. xiii. 4. Charity suffereth long, and is kind.
2 Cor. vi. 4. Approving ourselves as the ministers of God.
Ver. 6. By pureness, by kindness, &c.
Eph. iv. 32. Be ye kind one to another, tender hearted.
Col. iii. 12. Put on as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, &c.
2 Pet. i. 7. Add to godliness brotherly kindness.
LXIII. To give comfort. Job xxix. 25. Job said, I sat as one that comforteth the mourners.
Isa. xl. 1. Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 2 Cor. i. 4. God comforteth us, that we may be able to comfort them that are in trouble.
ii. 7. Ye ought to forgive and comfort him (the offender,) lest perhaps such an one should be swallowed up of too much sorrow.
1 Thess. iv. 18. Comfort one another.
v. 11. Comfort yourselves together.
Ver. 14. Comfort the feeble minded..
Instances of comfort shewn by Joseph. Gen. 1. 21. By Job's friends. Job ii. 11.-xlii. 11.
LXIV. Friendship and faithfulness therein. Job xix. 21. Have pity upon me, O ye my friends, for the hand of God hath touched me. Ch. vi. 14.
Prov. vi. 3. Make sure thy friend.
xvii. 17. A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.
xviii. 24. A man that hath friends, must shew himself friendly, and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
xx. 6. Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness; but a faithful man who can find.>
Prov. xxvii. 9. Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart, so doth the sweetness of a man's friend, by hearty counsel.
Ver. 10. Thine own friend and thy father's friend forsake not, nei. ther go into thy brother's house in the day of thy calamity, for better is a neighbour that is near, than a brother far off.
Ver. 17. Iron sharpeneth iron, so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.
John xv. 13. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. 1 John iii 16. Acts xv. 26..
LXV. Unfaithfulness in friendship. Job vi. 14. To him that is afflicted, pity should be shewed from his friend; but he forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
Ver. 27. Yea, ye overwhelm the fatherless, and ye dig a pit for your friend. Ch. xvi. 2.-xxi. 34.
xvi. 20. My friends scorn me, but mine eye poureth out tears un→ to God.
xvii. 5. He that speaketh flattery to his friends even the eyes of his children shall fail.
xix. 14. My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
Ver. 19. All my friends abhorred me, and they whom I loved are turned against me.
Fs. xxxviii. 11. My lovers and my friends stands aloof from my sore, and my kinsmen stand afar off.
xli. 2. Mine own familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Iv. 12. If it was an enemy that reproached me, then I could have borne it.
Ver. 13. But it was thou, O man, mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
Ver. 14. We took sweet counsel together, and walked to the house of God in company.
Ps. Ixix 20. I looked for comforters, but I found none. lxxxviii. 18. Lover and friend thou hast put far from me.
Prov. xiv. 20. The poor is hated even of his own neighbour, but the rich hath many friends.
xix. 4. Wealth maketh many friends, but the poor is separated from his neighbour. Ver. 6, 7.
xxii. 24. Make no friendship with an angry man.
xxv. 19. Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble, is like a broken tooth and a foot out of joint.
xxvii. 14. He that blesseth his friend with a loud voice rising early in the morning, it shall be counted a curse to him.
Lam. i. 2. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her.
Mic. vii. 5. Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide.
Zech. xiii. 6. I was wounded in the house of my friend.
Of bearing with one another's weaknesses or differences in matters of religion. Rom. xiv. 1. Him that is weak in the faith receive you, but not to doubtful disputations.
xv. 1. We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.
1 Cor. xiii. 7. Charity beareth all things, endureth all things. Gal. vi. 1. Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness, considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Ver. 2. Bear ye one anothers burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
LXVI. Forbearance. Forbearing to judge one another on account of differences. Isa. lxv. 2. A rebellious people which walketh in a way not good, after their own thoughts.
Ver, 5. Which say, stand by thyself, come not near to me for I am holier than thou: these are a smoke in my nose.
Isa. Įvi. 5. Hear the word of the Lord, ye that tremble at his word, your brethren that hated you, that cast you out, for my name's sake, said, let the Lord be glorified; but he shall appear to your joy, and they shall be ashamed. Compare Matt. i 11. Luke vi. 22, 23.
Matt. vii. 1. Judge not and ye shall not be judged. Luke vi. 37. Ver. 2. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again,
Ver. 3. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye.
Ver. 4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, let me pull out the mote out of thine eye, and behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
Ver. 5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
John viii. 7. Jesus said, he that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone,
Rom.lit. Thou art inexcusable, ✪ man, whosoever thou art that judgest, for wherein thou judgest another thou condemnest thyself, for thou that judgest dost the same things.
Ver. 2. We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth, against them that commit such things.
Rom. ii. 3. Thinkest thou, O man, which judgest them which do such things, and cost the same, that thou shalt escape the judgment of God?
xiv. 2. One believeth that he may eat all things, another who is weak eateth herbs.
Ver. 3. Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not, and let not him which eateth not, judge him that eateth.
Ver. 4. Who art thou that judgest another man's servant, to hi own master he standeth or falleth?
Ver. 5. One man esteemeth one day above another, another esteem, eth every day alike, let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind. Ver. 10. Why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Ver. 12. Every one of us shall give an account of himself to God. Ver. 13. Let us not therefore judge one another any more. Gal. vi. 5. Every man shall bear his own burden.
1 Cor. iv. 5. Judge nothing before the time until the Lord come.